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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. QA., TUESDAY MORNING, gfARCH 11, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE CENSUS MEN. co.vsnrFTXOw AS JLV MEDIUM. LETTERS COMING W BY THE SCORE. Some of Ap- pointees Newt from the Capital. WASHINGTON, March young Kvwj ers in Georgia who would like to earn the six dollars a day as abstraoton of farm mortgage? for the census, are by afcy means, few. Indeed, since it was printed in THK.COKSTI- TUTION a week ago, that these men would be appointed upon the recommenda- tion of the congressmen, the Georgia men have reu-ued an average of thirty letters each, Bpplj ing for the portions. Bnck has, bow- ever, them nil np, and Superintendent of Ceimis Porter lias simply informed tho Gcorg'.u- congressmen that these offices belong Co Buck, and no one but Buck will be heeded. or, the three hundred letters that u come to the Georgia congress- man, one or more from every coun- ty in the state, is a splendid evidfiitt1 of the superiority of TUB CQSSTITU no> as advertising modinm. The South Cj-rohnrt, AH bain a and Florida young lawyers luue also letters by the score to Uieir congressmen, -each announcing that the writer had heard of those places through THB CON- STJTI. TIOX. One member received forty-one of Application Saturday morning. He to forego the pleasure of church yoatfidav this account, and spent the day in letters and damning' THB Coy- rioN such a largo circulation in cmiity. With all these letters, how- er, no df'iux'iatic congressman has been able to get Ins man in, unless lie happened to favor tho same fellow- the republican leaders in these stues favored. In Georgia it was only Back men, except in one instance. Mr. XSlouiit was m.vde exception, 011 account ol his being on the cm.imUteo. Ho put in W. R. Thax- ton. from the sixth, in preference to the other .applicants. Fcto Lanshe, as announced in CONSTITUTION, lias boeii appointed for the tifili, or Atlanta district. Otherawere out Utttoj. They are Jesse A. Glenn, of Daltun, for tho seventh; Hev. J. White, (colored) of Axigusfci, for tho tenth; Joseph 31 eW hotter, of Og'ethoi'ite county, for the eghth, anl Iriby Hudwn, of Harris county, t :hc fourth. Allot these wore appointed upon Carpet- Buck's recommendation. SOMK WORK OFFZCKS TO OIVK OUT. Here is some more meat for Buck. Superin- tendent of Consus Porter has issued a circular toil iy announcing that special agents would be appointed in certain cities to collect general statistics of manufacturers, and that these mat- te rj will he entirely withdrawn from the enumerators in the cities named. They will be appointed by Superintendent Porter, and in Geoigia, of course, upon Buck's rccoraonda- tion. These are the cities in Georgia which are to have special men: Atlanta, Augusta, Athens Home, Columbus, Macon and Savan- nan. In Alabama: Huiitjvtlle, Birmingham, Mobile, Sehna, Eufaula and Montgomery. In South Carolina: Greenville, Spartauburg, and Charleston. In Korth Caro- lina- Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh and byrue. REPUBLICAN DISCONTENT. The republican end of the ways and means is in a hopeless tangle on the sub- ject of tho repeal of the tax to which the party s-tands pledged. Senator Allison's interview, reported m dispatches last Saturday, in he pointed out the difficulty the repub- licans would have explaining the matter to the country if they repealed tlie tobacco tax and not reduce the tariff on the necessaries of life, has alarmed them, and besides they fear that the enormous drams on tho treasury would cause a big deficit if the tobrcco tax should be ren-ale-l. They havo, therefore, agreed to submit the matter to the republican caucus. MK. WOBK. Mr. Grimes appeared before the judiciary committee of the senate today, in favor of his bill for a federal court at Columbus. The bill lias a most excellent chance of getting throttgh. His public building bill will he finally passed by the house tomorrow, and will go to the senate. It will also, in all probability, pass that body, and tlie chances of both bills be- coming laws at a very early dale, are almost assured. Indeed, Mr. Grimes has been in luck this congress, and if good work is recognized he will hiu e a chance to do equally good work in many congresses. OFOKGIANS IN WASHINGTON. A committee of Atl.intians composed of Connolly, and Messrs. J. F. A. Porter King, _W. T. Gentry and J. G. Woodward spent today here examining the police signal arrangements. They went from here to Baltimore, and from thence will go to Philadelphia and New York. Xn each city they will examine the systems in operating and select for Atlanta the best. E. W. B. THE IMMIGRATION LAWS. amendment aa going beyond the jurisdiction of Congress, Mr. BrecMnridge said that Inasmuch as it WM claimed that the death of Clayton was in- tended to affect his rights to a seat on the floor, It wu due to the community in which the event occurred that a full inquiry should be made into tho matter. Hia idea had been to broaden tho Inquiry so that the house would tike fullest possible information on every- tbiitff relating to the matter, di- rectly or indirectly, and that full and notice should ,be served pv all who had any complaints fipmake of that community, and charges to make against of- ficials of tno state of Arkansas, to come before the tribunal and prove their case, or elso here- after IioJ4 tfeeir peace. The fctiMpidment was agreed to, and the res- mended, was adopted. then went into committee of the Uio Oklahoma territory bill. t making progress with the committee row and the house, at THE LEVEE BREAKS WJTER 18 ATTEMPTS TO CHECK THE CREVASSE. Great Daunace Dime Atorat City By KKW ORLKAHS, March special to the States from Arkansas City saya: The levee broke about six above here Sapping- ton Hook at 3 o'clock yewterday afternoon. The break occurred a point where the levee, oe to the-1 HAS HIM SAY On of Ben- stfe Yesterday. March Hoar, from on privileges and re- order for sinking from the Con- icord of words inserted by Mr. report of his remarks in tbe dis- ouWtbn wtth Mr. on the 20th of Feb- ruary, and lor the substation of the original report, by the official reporter. The order placed 011 the calendar. A Itftibr the appointment of an assistant railwJKftBail service was reported aud placed STAVFORD'R BCHBMR. Mr. ttanford offered a preamble and resolu- tion insiirucUng the committee on finance to inquire what relief for the existing agricul- tural depression may he furnished by the United States government and particularly whether loans may not be made by thegovem- ment upon mortgages on real estate, indepen- dent of improvements at such rates and to such an Saionnt as will mako the security to the government government to re- ceive some small rite of interest; (from one to two per cent) and to he able to call in a per- centage of loans from time to time at its dis- cretion. He submitted fjome remarks in sup- port of his resolution aud the resolution was referred to the committee on finance. ON CHANGING SPEKCHKS. Mr Hoar offered a resolution (which was agreed to) instructing the committee on rules to report a rule defining the extent to which senators shall be at liberty to revise their re. marks for publication in tho Record. The bill appropriating for a public building at Salt Lake city, Utah, was taken up aud passed, Mr. Plumb withdrawing; his amend- ment to reduce the amount to On motion of Mr. Sherman, the bill reported by him from the committee on foreign rela- tions on the 5th iiist., providing for an inspec- tion of meats for exportation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of food or drmk, and authoiizmg the president to make proclamation in certain cases and for other purposes, was taken from the calendar. BIGGINS ON THE BLAIR BILL. The discussion of tbis bill was still in prog- ress at 2 o'clock, when the bill was laid aside, without action, and the educational bill was taken up as unfinished business. Mr. of Delaware, addressed the senate in advocacy of the bill. He said that if the views ho took of it were correct it was the most important measure now pending before congress. In saying that, he did not forget the important cliar.icter of other meas- ures pressing for con-tide rat adjust- ment of revenues to the need-, of the crii- meiit by a further revision of the tariff, the silver question, tlie question of seacoast de- fenses, and tho enlargement of the navy. But the educational bill still, he thought, held its place at the fore. Tbe conclusion, was forced upon him from time to time that while this Was a nation, composed of many states, the people were, in many and distressing respects, two The social struct- ure of the north had been founded on white free labor; that of the south on black slave labor, and the divergencies between the two sections, thus organized, had remained and continued tjll the present day. Ho regarded the mersure aa one peculiarly within the scope of the national government as tending to the final eradication of differences between tho two sections, and to making of them not merely one nation but one people. The two sections were living today in different moral atmosphere, all growing out of divergen- cies which were laid at tho very foundation of government. And it seemed to him that they would not become one people until they became, in all respects, homeogenous, identical in character and in characteristics. Until that came to pass, there would continue to be those continual conflicts in which the country was seriously concerned. It seemed to him that, whether consciously or not, the south, when the rebellion was put down and slavery destroyed, had turned its hack upon its past and had turned its faco to a new future. This it had done involuntarily, by force of a higher power. After suffrage had been conferred upon the blacks, the south, as well as the north, was committed to the task and duty of educating all its citizens. Then the south had taken the first long stride towards the establishment of its position side by side with the north in the development of its industries, in the emanci- pation of its people from all incidents that had been the consequences and concomitants of slavery. There was urged today against the bill, as the strongest argument that could be THEY WANT HIS BLOOD. SEXTON AND BALFOUB jJPGMf MOB TRAINING CANNON ON THE JAIL. Turner, tho Murderer and De- Crimes Wtdelk He Committed N arrated. was about aewn feet hlw_. fact Mutt the levee wu of Mind. Since the break the crevasse not widened materially, and a strong effort will be made to atop it. Captain Zolunger, government engineer, lisa gone tip to make preparations, and he to stop it if possible. government boat Tidalia will be np from Green ville some time tonigbt with a pile dm er and screw, A barge fat being loaded with bags of dirt, which will be taken np by tbe Vidalia. A large force of men will go np, and if it is possible for tbe crevasse to be stopped, it will bo done. Considerable water has come in already, but it Is filling up the back country, and, so far, there is no water in town. It will be a day or two before this place is flooded, if it is flooded at all. If the break in not stopped the water coming out through the crevasse wil) eventually fill np the Teuwas river and overflow Tensas district, there being no pro- tection between here and tbe crevasse. The river has not risen here today; but, as the rise continues, all the way above to Cairo, we can- not hope for a genuine decline tliejre for a week or two. SWITCHMEN STRIKE. And For a Time There Was a Freight CHICAGO, March. switchmen em- ployed in the yard of the Chicago and North- western railroad, between 300 and 400 in num- ber, went on a strike this morning and as a result the local yards became blocked and all trains delayed. The men claim that Yard- master K. L. Brooks is unbearably Ing In bis actions toward them. They made a demand upon the company for his removal and as the demand was not complied with they quit. A squad of twenty was sent to the scene of trouble to prevent out- break. company have acceded to the demands of the men. The objectionable foreman was transferred to another position and work was resumed. A SECOND STRIKE. The re-ramption of work, however, only lasted a very short time, when the men again struck, demanding the discharge of two other Ogden and Robert who had made themselves obnoxious to the switchmen, When the committee to notify General Superintendent Sanbora of the second demand appeared before him, he surprised them by informing them that Ogden and Mo- Carroll had already been discharged. It Is thought now that the trouble is ended. The switch yards are crowded with freight. KXTKXD8 TO MILWACTtU. MILWAUKEE, March tbe switchmen employed here by the Chicago and Northwest- ern railroad, numbering about ftftyv to- day in sympathy md -to support the switchmen who struck in Chicago. Master Workman Ford, ot the Milwaukee brother- hood, was notified of the demands of Chicago, and asked to call out his men, which he did at once. The men stopped work even before they knew what the trouble was about. The trains were greatly delayed and by 6 o'clock there was blockade at the station here- Tlie engineers, who were asked to help get trains out, refused. The striking switchmen hung around tlie yards, but made no demonstration farther than to encourage tlie engineers in their refusal to move trains. Freight traffic was practically at a standstill. AT WORK AGAIN. At IO o'clock tonight, on receipt of orders from Chicago, the strike waa declared off, and he men quickly went to work. A STKIKK OF COTTON OPERATIVES. BALTIMORE, March special to the San from Petersburg, Va., says today.300 opera- tives employed in the Ettriok and Battersea cotton factories refused to work on account of the ten-hour system, which went into effect in Virginia today, and a reduction of ten per cent on their wages. The strike began with the day hands. In consequence of the strike both fac- tories had to close. It is believed that the hands in all the cotton factories in and near Petersburg will strike on account of this new system, and the Consequent reduction of ten per cent on their wages. Cloths made at these factories are shipped to Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and other northern cities. I. C., March The feeling against Turner, who killed Kd nan increased in bitterness evercinoe _, and was exhibited in the conduct ie crowd of white men that came to the city about 9 o'clock this morning. Tbfpy numbered about four hundred, and came chiefly from the Turner-Finger neigh- borhood. By 12 o'clock the purpose of the crow4 took shape. Some of them oad mean- time openly avowed it. They bad come to takft Turner oat of jail and lynch him. LOOKING FOR REINFORCEMENTS. Tbe crowd here, ie seems, expected an or- ganiaod party of two hundred from the upper part of this county and from North Carolina baVthese did nut appear. Sheriff John M. KicfaofZs took prompt measures to defend the jail, and had it made known to tbe crowd that he intended to protect his prisoner, whatever m'ght be the consequences. The would be lynchers thought to make their onslaught more effective by the ose cannon. They rallied and parleyed ani. tweak-lied, and anally some of them went to tfce encampment grounds with a pair of mulw, and took thence a twelve-pounder field somewhat the worse for wear, This they planted on Magnolia street, near intersection with Main. At the foot of street stands the jail, about 400 feet from Main and facing it. THB CAySOX cannon had just been placed to positien wheq Mayor Henneman mounted the gun, ordetvd the crowd to disperse and directed his police to clear the street. This was done-with little difficulty. The crowd then Rational one. Tbe Fingers have money. So has Turner. The breach U irreconcilable, and there is no doubt but what eminent counsel will be re- tained on each and that titte Tumer- the most interest- ing trial had in the court here for many TIME. Confess to Ascertain tbe Workings of Them in (tie Several States. WASHINGTON, March motion of Mr. Owen, of Indiana, the senate resolution was coiicnrrea in providing that the senate com- mittee on immigration and naturalization shall jointly investigate the working of the various laws of the United States aud the sev- eral states relative to immigration from foreign countries. The joint resolution Avas so amend- ed A3 to direct the committee to investigate the effect on American working is likely to follow the purchase of industries by foreign capitalists. re- {tort to congress the official cor- respondence on the proposal to make Bedloe's island, New York harbor immigrant depot; what title the government has to such island: what buildings, if any, are Intended to be built on the island, and what officers and employes it is designed to employ in connec- tion with such, immigration depot, and whether, in the opinion, of the committee, such island is the best and most suitable place for such depot. Bills relating to the District of Columbia rrere then taken up, and a number of them passed. In the morning hour, tbe senate bill was passed, (with verbal amendments) to 'prevent tha introduction of contagions diseases from cme state to another. BBKCKKNEIIKJK DKHAXT.S A FULL A large number of bridge bills were passed, then, the committee on elections reported ft resolution for the appointment of a snb-com- to make a full and thorough investiga- tion of the contested election case of Clayton TS. Breckenridge, to take and report all evi- dence in regard to the methods of said election, whether the contestant or contestee, ot either of them, was lawfully elected. The sab- committee is empowered to visit A-MnriM Mr. at the request of Mr. Breckenridn. of Arkansas, offered an amendment directing the sub-committee to investigate all the events made against it, tho splendid progress which the south had so readily made. Its mines, its manufactures, its railways, its banks, its, agri- its all brought up in the senate in order to show that the south had so far progressed; that it no longer needed any aid whatever from the nation. He did not concede that to he the case. Xn the agricultural state -of Virginia there was great distress among tho farming communities. The same was the case in Nortli Carolina, South in the agvlcnltnral portions of Georgia aud Ala- bama. Throughout them the south proper, which was called upon to settle tbe problem of education, the people had to depend to the outcome of, he would not say uncertain, but the certain, W eakncss of agri- cultural support alone. It seemed to him that, if the actual condition of those states was com- pared with the condition other states of the south, that were enjoying the benefits of de- velopuietit of manufactures and commerce, (to bay nothing of comparing it to the great north) the enormous disadvantage would be seen un- der which they rested in meeting the problem, of the education of people, and of the re- moval of the mountain of illiteracy. The bill upon two great illiteracy ex- isted, and that the south was not possessed of means adequate to meet it. A Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, said that the legis- lature of his state had instructed her senators to vote against the bill, and he should obey these instructions. He had no difficulty, how- ever, as to to conatitutionalrty, and the ques- tion of its passage was, he said, one not of principle but of experience. TftKRK WXLt BB MOKB DBBATB. At the close of Mr. Jones's speech the senate proceeded to vote on amendments proposed by the committee, and (hey were finally agreed to. Mr. Harris endeavored to nave Mr. Blair fix a time when the Dill could be voted on, but Mr. Blair said he was unable to do 00, as five or six senators desired to apeak on the subject. He added that Mr. Hawley had promised to I speak today, but was not willing to do so now relating to tbe contest, or arising therefrom i or perhaps tomorrow. Uter tbe election. 1 The bill was laid asida, and the senate, after Criap, ot Gwrgia, tg 1 mu executive, session, at adjourned, A BRAVE ACT. Site Prevents the Eacape of Number of Prisoners. CHARLOTTE, N. C., March There is one brave girl in Charlotte. She is Miss Lula Smith, the pretty little fourteen- year-old daughter of Sheriff Z. S. Smith, of this county. At 5 o'clock this afternoon Mlsa Lula was playing near the jail with some other children, when she happened to see a prisoner slide out of the jail through a newly made hole in the wall. The little Miss knew that would never do, so she ran auickly to the side of tbe jail and picked up B big stone. She began to pound a second kinky head, poked nearly through the and in the act of escaping. Only a few licka were necessary to drive the prisoner back. Stand- ing by the hole on the Inside of the jail were a dozen prisoners ready to crawl through the bole and escape, but the little woman stood- guard at the outside, dared them to poke oat their heads. Sbe gave the alarm, and soon her father was on the scene and the prisoners all locked tip in their cells. By some means or other tbe prisoners had cut a- hole tbrougb the thick brick wall, ann had it not been fof Miss Lula a wholesale delivery would have re- sulted. The prisoner that succeeded In getting away was a negro hoy, in for a trifling offense. THE SENATORS QCKSTIOKE J> By Dolph'a Committee to Ascertain How la Obtained. WASHINGTON, March investigation of "leaks" by which the public become ac- quainted with proceedings of the senate in executive session was continued today by Sen- ator Dolph'a special committee, work WM begun earlier than usual. Senator Dolph reach- ing the committee room at 1 o'clock- The senators were summoned as nearly as possible in alphabetical order, beginning where the committee left off Friday afternoon. Mr. Blair was the first witness, and he was followed in torn by Messrs. Butler, Barbour, Coke, Cockrell, Faulkner, Chandler, Dawes, Cullom, Davis, Daniel, Eustls. Farwell, Erarts, Frye, George, Hale, Hawley, Jones of Arkansas, Xngalls, Hoar, Hampton, Jones of Nevada, Edmunds, Morriil, Moody, Mitch- ell, McMillan, Fayne, Patcoe, Pierce, Pad- dock, Pettigrew, Manderaon and Spooner. The committee con tanned in session until 5 o'clock, not even suspending operations dur- ing the brief executive session that was held meanwhile, and then adjourned to meet at 13 o'clock tomorrow. It not believed that any of tbe witnesses of the past two days incriminated themselves; and what of the committee will be or tbe future coarse of inquiry cannot be foretold. The senate in executive session this after- noon, received reports from the committees on nominations, and adjourned session of a quarter ot an bjQUT. about seventy-five, meeting before tbe 4rawn revolvers of the five policemen One fellow resisted a little, and bad to be pusMed away from his position near the gun. Another was more obstreperous, and was taken to tbe guard-bouse. AN ATTBXFT TO DRAW PISTOLS. On tbe first effort of the policemen to re- the crowd from about the cannon, some cf tbe latter made ready to draw their pistols, but desisted and retreated. A shot fired at that tfrae would surely have led to bloodshed. The firmness and coolness of tbe police pre- vented serious trouble. Some of the crowd explain the non-resistance of their fellows by Baying that they did not wish to hurt the po- licemen. The cannon was spiked by direction of the mayor and taken out of sight. streets were cleared and kept clear by tbe pottee, THE DETBftMTNKD. As tbe cannon was brought into position tbe in tbe jail leveled their rifles, ready to the man who should attempt to load it. Ion of those who brought the cannon y. The sheriff and bis posse meant business. The would be lynchers, lacking1 or- ganization and leaders from the first, were badly demoralized by the ridiculous failure of their attempt to bombard the jail. They scon scat- tered and the trouble was over. Some fa tbe crowd were heard to say that the lynchens bad retired only for better preparation, that they would come for Turner and that they would have him yet. THEBE IS DANOEB. TXT. The general belief is that the danger of an attack on the jail is sufficient to justify meas- ures of defense on the part of the sheriff. That officer, with a posse of picked men, well armed, is now In the jail building. He says be means to defend the jail with his life, if necessary, and nobody who knows the man doubts his purpose. If the jail is attacked there will be bloodshed. Tbe governor, on being informed of the trouble, telegraphed the sheriff to protect tbe prisoner, calling on the state troops if neces- sary. The sheriff replied that he intended to defend tbe jail, and could do so with bis poaae without calling on the military. TURNER'S SAFETY DISCUSSED. Opinions differ as to tbe course to be panned with reference to tbe custody of Turner. Some flunk that for the sake of peace he had beat be removed to some other jail, but tbe general feeling Is that whatever his particular deserts, he should; fine safety in tbe Spartanburg jail, and that any attack oa it should be re- pelled, whatever the consequences. THE FKKLING STRONG AOAIUST HIM. The feeling against Turner in tbe neigh- borhood where he haa lived Is intense. No body in that section seems to question that be is guilty, and ought to be bnng. Some say they will help to lynch him; others want him lynched but won't join in tbe banging. Well nigh all agree that he deserves to bang. He has retained six lawyers of this bar for bis de- fense. There is no intimation of a purpose to have him released on bail. The Story of the Trafl-edjr. The horrible tragedy occurred at Valley Falls factory, five miles north of here, about sundown Friday afternoon, George S. Turner 'shooting Edwin H. Finger, his wife's brother, killing Mm almost instantly, Turner came to thisctty that night and, after consul tat ion with bis counsel, surrendered to tbe sheriff at 7 o'clock Saturday morning. Turner is a man of thirty-eight or forty yean of age and is possessed of worth, He has tbe reputation of being a "bold, bad man." He killed Jolftzs Metzkde three years ago, was tried, found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to the peniten- tiary for five yean. Tbe supreme bowever, granted him a new trial and ha WM subsequently acquitted. THX CROCK HX COMMTTTCD. Turner married in high eldest daughter oz William Finger, the half owner of Valley Falls factory. After tbe death of his father-in-law he purchased the entire factory, aud now owns it. He lives near there. Mr. Finger's widow and children live at the old homestead. About a year ago Turner se- duced Mias Clara Fingor, a young girl about seventeen years of age, and his wife's young- est faster. The indignation against him was intense. There is no statute in tbe state by which a person can be punished criminally for seduction. The only remedy in each cases is a civil action on the part of the parents for damages for tbe Injury done to wounded honor, lacerated feelings, shame, disagree, etc., Bat Deittocrats Carried Everything; at BJddeford, Maine. BIDDBFOBD, Maine, March U great excitement here over the municipal election. One hundred special police and twenty-fire deputy sheriffs are oa duty. Ttia votes of men whose naturalization papers were issued by the municipal court, in alleged vio- lation of law, are being challenged. Special officers are working in sympathy with the men. In one ward two sheriffs arrested a challenged voter, but clubs were drawn and special officers aud a crowd liberated the pris- oner. In another ward Deputy United States Marshal Obed F. Stockpole drew a revolver, when a crowd interfered with his arrest of a prisoner. Stockpole succeeded in holding his man and also caused the arrest of a special officer who interfered. At 10 a. m. warrants were issued for the ar- rest of the sheriff, and ten minutes later the local police captured Deputy United States Marshal Stockpole and Deputy Sheriff Parker, of North Berwick, and hustled them to tlie police station, followed by a mob. A general riot is feared. The exciting scenes of today ended with tlie closing of the polls. The contest was the most remarkable one in Biddoford's history, and everybody wonders that the trouble did not end more seriously. At one time, when the sheriffs and special policemen were causing one another's arrest, and the streets and polling places were crowded with a howling mob, many citizens predicted that the militia would have to be called out before night to quell the disturbance. The democrats elected their entire ticket. POLICRMEM VERSUS SHSRTFTS. The sheriffs were all republicans, deputized for today and ordered to remain on doty at waxd rooms and to arrest all whose votes wore challenged. The policemen all crats, and placed at the polls to preserve order and oppose any attempts on the part of the sheriffs to prevent from voting those who held alleged defective naturalization papers, issued by tile municipal court. Four such voters were arrested by the sheriffs, together with one citizen, charged with assaulting a United States officer ana two citizens charged with rescuing a prisoner from the sheriff- These prisoners were confined several hours in Saco jail. On the other hand, the policemen arrested one deputy United States marshal, three dep- uty sheritls.aiid one citizen. The sheriff's prisoners were all released from Saco jail to- night, sureties being furnished by two promi- nent men. The deputy United States marshal and two of the deputy sheriffs were released from Biddeford police station on bail furnished by prominent Deputy Sheriff Parker, of North Berwick, was arraigned in Biddeford municipal court on the charge of assaulting City Marshal Tarbot. He gave bail for his appearance for trial tomorrow. Hearings in the caws of other arrested parties will also be held tomor- row. Tbe democrats celebrated todays' victory by a public meeting at the city hall tonight. DEATH KATK EN THE MINKS. DEBATE O-V MOTfOJf. SEXTON AND A CERTAIN LETTER. ura Over to of of Mr. In the Ooavtet BIRMINGHAM. Ala., March A serious state of affairs exists at the con vict "prison at Coalbnrg mines, nine miles from this city. Four hundred county convicts leased by the Sloss Iron and Steel company, are worked in the company's coal mines at that place. Inspector w. D. Lee, of the state board of convict inspectors, visited the prison yesterday and found sixty of the four hundred convicts in the hospital. Six deaths ha-, e oc- curred in two months, and several cases of typhoid fever and pneumonia among those now sick will probably prove fatal. Insrertor Lee says the condition of the now is much better than it was a short time ago. Recently there was an epidemic of dys- entery which caused many deaths. Eight of the patients are now in the hospital and suf- fering from this disease. The waa unable to discover the cause of so much sick- ness. The Sloss company's contract with the state has several years to run, but the board of Inspectors will take steps to improve the condition of the prison and reduce the fright- ful death rate among the convicts. THEY GOT OFF The Txial of the and Secretary of the District of Memphis. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March trial of ex-President Holden aud ex-Secretary Fallen on two charging larceny, embez- zlement and fraudulent breach of trust came to an end today. Holden was acquitted on all the counts. The jury found Pnllen guilty on the first count and fixed his punishment at fifteen days in the work-house. Judge DuBose, however, discharged the ex-secretary under the statute of limitation, the offense having been committed over three years ago, and .Secretary Pollen was not a city official, and his case did not, therefore, come under the head of either lar- ceny or embezzlement. It was clearly shown that President Holden did not take the money, but as the shortage occurred in the funds entrusted in his care, a civil suit may be brought to recover the money. Twelve indictments of a similar nature remain to be disposed of during the past two years. BAYTBTEA1.EBS ARRESTED, A. Thousand Worth of la Tow. CHATTAKOOOA, March ter Brotherton. a constable of Hancock coun- ty, and three raftsmen were arrested here to- rught for dteallng a rarft of logs valued at The four men cut the raft loose in tbe upper portion of Hancock county, their intention being to flout U to Chattanooga and sell it. The owner of the rait discovered the theft a few hours later, and with a posse of armed men intercepted the raft strealera at Kingston, bat the latter were heavily armed with ere and rifles aud kept their pur- at bay. The raft arrived here tbu morn- big. The pursuing party arrived shortly aft- terwards and swore out against tbe quartette, who were placed in the county jail They have attempted to compromise the LOMDOV, Marri1 howw of c agreed to the motion made by W. H. government leader in the boost, to resume de- bate on the motion asking the hoobe to accept the report of the Parnoll oommiMon. A motion to resume debate was rendered1 necessary by the conn ting out of the horue om Friday last during debate. Mr. Sexton protested against placing oa tin records of the honse tlie judge's distorted and views of evidence submitted them. The said, were boouJf to accept Mr. Gladstone's amendment as act of moral restitution. Mr. Sexton, was followed by Messrs. worth and Gourley. ardft the debate languished, finally Mr. Gladstone's amendment was re> jected by a of 339 to The Jennings amendment will be taken up tomorrow. lu the course of his speech, Mr Sexton saUl he had a letter marked "private" from Lori Salisbury to Pigoft. BALFOl'R BALISBUBT. Mr. Balfour, rising, declared that a vilat calumny was never uttered than the tion that Lord Salisbury was connected witib the forgeries. He had the prime authority to challenge Mr. Sexton to publish (the lettor referred to, and he dared htm read it. Mr. Sexton retorted that he wan ready ta submit the letter, and others with it, to a mittee of inquiry. Mr. Balfonr. continuing, denied that government assisted the Times to procure o% i- dence in America. He accused the of wit holding: from the commission ery source of authentic evidence. Tlie government made no charges against the FanteHiteSt and e failed to see w hy the government ought ta pologize. Mr. Parnell had obtained damages', ut had asked no apology from tlie Times. 'e (Balfonr) would be the last to attempt ta illiate the means employed to injure Mr. ell. They naturally reacted in his Sat Mr. Parnelt himself was largely reaponsU> lefor their effect, because naa the Par- elliten denounced the tark murders, nobody would have discredited he leaders. He denied that any unionist nember of-position had used the forged o make political capital The Times bad teen guilty of culpable credulity, hut the Par- lelhtea were not less guilty in allowing sug- circumstances to point to their syrnps- liy with rather than to their abhorrence of rime. While the Paraellites failed to show single instance of their offering a rewaid he detection of crime, they accepted dona- tions from the and turned their peeches to conciliate that organization. Thr- eaders of a party that did such tluugb uv aired personal rfixhonor. He concluded with general attack npott be Parneiatea. HABCOUBT'S SPBKCH. Sir William Harcourt maintained hat the forged letter helped to pass the crimes act. The country, perhaps, had become weary f the debate, bus that was because it regarded he government's action against the acquitted men as vindictive and ungenerous. Coming o the Carnavron negotiations, Mr. BalZour in- ernosed to interject that Salisbury had .old Lord Can..v on that he Pa-v acll. but that be must May nothing [Laughter.! Sir William, continuing, askedwhether Lord iarrington, Sir Henry James, or Mr. Gosnen. .ad apologized for their strictures on these negotiations. After denying the authorities of he judges on a political question, he asked what the government hoped to reap from this habby persecution, wbJch neither the 'arnellue policy nor assists the government. Ie proponed a remedial policy, instead of of irritation. The government should a policy of peace and of generosity. The majority against Mr. Gladstone'! imendinent consisted of 283 conservatives and 86 liberal-unionists. Sevofity-five oted with the minority. Ropnlfted the COMSTAHTIWOPLK, March 10 an counter at Ellasona between Turks and a jand of brigands, over twenty of the were killed and six of Jbe .Utter. Tho brf- angs were disdersed.________ Minlnter Unroln W1U Not Benign. March Lincoln, Jean minister authorizes a denial of report that he intends to resign his position aere, in consequence of tlir death of his Sana AC HaU-MuC for "Jack" From the New York World. perhaps in all country tbe only flag naif-mast for the death of young Abraham Uucntv floated over the New York hotel thioaeh all f" rtorm of Thursday. The fact tbe more tutt ing because thin hotel hat been for man? conspicuously the home of southern New York, and tlie flag was at hatf-uaM few ago on the day of Jefferfttm Darta'B funeral. ______________ A TRAITOR TO HUS STATK. ko U Hew Slowly Ttylog of THK TftlAI. WILL BK IJTBI.T. Mrs, Finger has employed the best legal talent in the state, Helton Barrett and Kx-Jndge David Johnson, and an action was instituted, and is now pend- ing, against Turner for The defendant also has Detained very able lawyetm, Bomac Simpson, and Took Klfflrteea a K. C., March A years of age, stopped at the Bowden house, at Henderson, Friday night, and was shown a room. Xn tbe evening ad empty morphine vial was found 011 the table, and tbe man was comatose. Saturday at dinner be ate heartily, which was sent to him. In his pocket WM found a piece of paper, on which was written: "My name is J. A. Adams, county, ST. C." Upon investigation it was found he had taken eighteen mor- phine in the forenoon. Tlie Arm There. BltmrawtCK, March Seven and attempted burglaries make np tlie total for Sunday nigfal, Tbe of L GoWroutfa, H. H. Milter, WW Xaboner andJamo fMewmrt were entered, ateo tbe mtatm meeting of tJM beard today. Bond offering! yettenby aggraeatod tfV-W all accepted at for four aod aad iZ> Corf oar per IB ttte naarnan between tbe bU played at (St. Chieaco woo by a oTlO to i. entUiTe Dibble yerterday tba fcouM tbe concurrent mutation of Booth taror ot__ ot fettiea to the Impr yrflWCBt ;