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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE SKDfNEB TBAGEDY SHE DID HOT KECOGKIZE HIM, THE DEAD SENATOB. GE31FVTS FOB TBTC -BLACKBURN TO MAKE AN ORATION tne Itemalns of Seimtoi- Beck-Inter- ment to Be ,.t Ky Tal- t mase Statesman. Louisvini' Kj May 4 -The news of Senator Beek s death w as receiv ed vv ith um- l ro-ret The Courier-Journal sajs T6M liSk vVos a man of wolulerful phj-ieal pow for livrj exacting labor U He hart the stur.lj mental t w Ml( h an hiM-oVer, were flven with n tbe opiressed mid unrepre entecl tj t J r o, liich fell the war vlr Beek 1, ,u uti. rn -late, f r Ins constituents on, v nature g mwith every bre ith the which w ,s ,t all times ,t the f lenev and results of n a, cUnomr, ment Mr be. kins ,u tli. r incur of i art.-an conusti and di u the esteem alike ot tricmls a FINER U MllUMFMKNTS VVASHINC TON 4 re.naiiis of Sen atorlveekliavo i laced u. a c vsket and he m the i arlor of the home of Represeiitative C 1' Lreckinndge on tapltol Hill A large number of persons most of his Eenatonal colleague, called cluni.g the day to the bol} and tender condolciiees to Mrs rVjodloc daughter of the late senvtor A Parge number of ttlcgiams of condolence vv as "fhTfineral arrangements have not been .IK and dehmtel-v determined The kenVjckv concessional delegation as- Bumed charge of the. oinams and will torn ir row morning tinall) arrange all details tespect of course being paid to the wishes o met m the democratic caucus room of the sena'o 11 or ock thi mornin" Senator B'nckbum presiding Mos 01 Te tune w as occupied n. recallnv reeol ec ti leMu-ton Kv i" speoii.1 inmovcr the hesapeake au.l r !11 At I c they w II be tunic 1 over to Govern, r Buck nei an 1 state oftn ials toi in nr Bartlett of tbe I lesbvtei an chn h LCMI ,t n will, nhct the sen ices 1 hey will bo Iref and will tal e place n jt I itor than 11 on T-liur cl ,v Senator Becks- sc i w 1 o is son cvv here in lisn t }c t be ,r 1 tiou. He is probabTv some lis au e from a of t ce and therefcre not be able to comrnii incite with his sister until he and the counci sent to fan 1 him rcichanilu dstition 1HF FV.LL El- VRFIIS The list of h.iionry pall be irers has not been ibiolutelj settled upon I ut those f u selected are ex Vttoinc} Gcnoial A H Gai laul Tuclge I S Trimble forineily re[ le Beiitative in congieis from the Kv distn t O O btealov coiTCSpoiulent of the Lousvule Conner Jouinal CoH.m 1 L V ex Lcngrcssiinn Philips L Tb nn sn Ti K Snath 1111 eimten lent ofthcHoanicalGirdens and the Una tune frciils of the lie id sen oloiiel I lletelier lohnson of Kentucky and B air I ec ot tins, citv The active pall bearers will be capito! puhcem ,11 DR TVLMVC-F ON SFN VTOR BFC K BBOUK.IAN N i Mav 4-In a sermon to- flav Rev r DoWitt Talmage used these lesterrtav mv beloved I rie-nd Tan-es H Itcck MMut r ol the t lilted buitex droi j ed dead In a VV i hii rt Hi depot c ne of th. me st magnin Kntwul-.lCverknJvv At times a IXiin ,-thei the ff ,11 a terr r of all gS, urn! beautiful" cet'tr'roi? l mv ainair e i ubbc men get worldly and perhaps jlo not at ml t our religious duties as we but st U il the only hs tru? Is flip ifr I der'ne-n'r" Dui the power of h s hrist vvas Scotlaml and felt nnistnr and have felt it ilwayt Beck H Death May Disari ango Matters. W May death of Sena tor lieek w ill cause the postponement for one da} of the proceedings in the senate this week Upon tl o formal arrangement of the death of Senator Beek a committee to attend the fu iicral will be appointed after whicn the sen ate will adjourn A number of matters of general importance ha 1 been assigned to this week Jfor considcra tion not all of which however, are hkel} to come up much less to be disposed of The b Us for the admission of Idih i an i joining ire unfinished business until celnes .lav when the Tones silver bill reported fiom the committee on liuaiice will be the spec al order It is not believed the bill? can be clisiooecl of in and if action on the slvti bill shoull be do minded they will prebablv over m til a more convenient time Iwo tl, ngs might occm to pievent the consideri tion of the silv er bill One is tbe action of the lun I icin caucus a meeting of which will be held haw pen now ind We.lnesda} when ail othei elfort will be male to upon a silver measure An. the i thing is the report in of the arm} and pension appiopiiatioii biils Mr Vllison eh iirnian of tl e committee on appienr aliens sa3s will be realv anil which under the rules, may be cillecl up for consideration at aiiv time so that the emisi.leiat on of tbe silver bill question this week while possible is not probab'o Vlr Aldnch in charge of the Dinglev bill dcclar inavvoistel uid vvoistcd cloths to be made wool for all i uiposes of assessing dutj thereon snss he will make an effort to b wo it consid ere 1 by the senate prolrablv on Tuosda} The death of Son itor Bock will also disar ran'o the picgrimine of proceedings 111 the house 101111 rrovv is suspense n dav ami effort vi as to hav e been niaele by the managers of the nv er and harbor appropriation b 11 to secure recogmt on and pass the measure under a n of tlio rules The ex pected adiournment upo the receipt of the inform itioii of adjournment b} the senate will cam the matter ove, The tariff bill ac cording to the programme will be taken up TlThe'eeneral debate will begin at once and is expected to consume at least one week, iftcr which the bill will be discussed by sec tious and subjected to amendment in detail Black s Bip 1 ictory Dr me sp'endidorgaiiizitioii of the different sections taking par' in the process-oils brought to-other in the park half a million people wno met weit through their business and dia- per e 1 w ith-rat u sing e incident occurring of (a nlc'lj char i ter helei.lm' sections were the trade coun wh chmclu led eight groins represeut- ig the leather traded metal and laker, and shipping clothing printing aper and building trades These bodies, m Inch were numerous rel ited trades, mustered i specifii d dislncts of the metropolis, in the orenoon and marched headed by their lead rsaud with bands and banners, toward tlie Thames embankment, the central point, whence the marsha'ed array was ordered to tart for the park v At 2 o'clock the emhanl ment gav e no prom- seof an} demonstrationbejond therapidl} m- reosing masses of s ght-seers, but soon after hat hour the first column of the procession was seen advancing with a brave show of bin- ers toward the ISational library and before oiig the embankment as far as the eje could reach was a dense of moving columns, all keeping a 'mirib o order The gigantic procession vvas timed to start at To clock and pinctuallj at that hour it mov ed off amiil thunderous cheering and the blending muse of m my bands The route toward the park was along Bridge street fat James part and Birlcvgo walk, which were lined VMth spectators, and masses of artisans joined the paialeis on the way until on enter ing the parkl the esti nated number ol men in lino was IjHOCO Simultaneoiisl} with the apnearance in the ark of the trad o clock the paik was deserted and the thoicughfares were full of orderly crowds strcamm? homeward At the stands of social democrats at wlncn all speakers vieiesoc alists, there was ail au diciice of 1- 000 of w horn three quarters wore rcdsaslos Thespeechcs were moderate in tone 1 he speakers claimed that the socialists initiated the e ght hour mov cment and urged their hearers 11 regard it as the first step to- warl secuim complete fiecclom foi the work men Hviidman w bo w as one ol the speakers apologised for the failure of then biethren on the continent to gather in greater force oiiM 1} Da} boeialist orators denounced Bradlaugu and MorlC} _______ THE tldHT HOUK WtMAND DE 4.TH OF BISHOP BORGES9. End of a Useful L.fe-Short Sketch of the lllshop KAI AVI V.ZQO, Mich May Caspar Borgess, who was stricken wgitb paralysis at fet Augustine s deanery recently, died at 1 10 o clock this morning, aged sixtj two Ho had been falling each hut remained conscious until near the end Bishop Borgess vvas born In Ka.ipeiiberg in ISM but came to this country with his parents while quite young Ho leceivcd his education for the priesthood in Cincinnati, and for man} jears was pastor of St Philomena s church in that citj He was chosen to succeed Bishop Lefevro, who died in 1870 Bishop Borgess s official cireer m Detroit was a notable and eventful one He believed in vigorous vv orfc and early took steps to strengthen Ins diocese both spir ituallv and financially In Ib75 he promul gated a series of oiders in which he required that church or school property then held, or to be subseemontly acquired, should be deeded to himself in fee simple andnottohissuccessor in orhce and th it final authont} on the con tractnii; ot church debts and extension of church buildings should be vested in him tie used h s iiutb. lit} greatly to the advantage ol the chinch Dining his administration Bishop Borgess succeeded ,n establishmgniiie chinches Sn and his work will be Known as iiiemerable Knowing ne was subject to> heart] disease, Bishop Boigess sent In his resignation, which was n, due time acted upon and Rev John Foley, of Balti- more, chosen to succeed him Me Is Out of Politics. CHATTINOOGV, May J A Wader, of this city, who has been prom- inently mentioned is the possible republican candidate for governor ol Tennessee, stated today for publication that he is out of politics, and w ill not consent to having his name pre- sented before the republican convention He elates that his large law practice would pre- vent from making the Tennessee ora.uLieat t----- capitol Friday night There vv ere six contests two each from Sewanee, Vanderbilt and Southwestern Presbyterian university medal was won by K M Black Svlvania Ga son of the late Senator Black This is one of the greatest oratorical honors and is especially appreciated by Blacks friends, as E H Kawlmgs, of Virginia, and T Washington Moore of Tennessee, Vander- bilt two representatives and Mr Blacks op- ponents, are speakers of wide reputation in college circles A great ovation was tendered Mr Black last night by the students and citizens of Sewanee, and a holiday will be de dared by the university in honor of his -vie torv This is Black's fourth }earat the Uni v ersity of the South, being now in the theo- logical department_______ The Sharks Eat Him. CHAMESTOV, S C May 4 horrible story comes from Beaufort a seaport about fifty miles south of this place 'e but was ignore 1 and the result is a dotermii itlon to quit work THt n VRCFI ON A RIOTFRS MADRID May Barcelona tbe troops were enframed until earl} this morning uis persmg thS sinkers It is feared sev ere meas ures will be ir} to restore order A large socialist meeting was held m tills city today addres ed bv a number of energetic speakers After adopting appropriate tions a procession w as formed All marched in an orderly manner along the Prado, to the residence of Premier Sagasta me premier received a deputation who presented k petition asking the gov ernmeiit to adopt tbe eighHiour working day and other resolutions adopted by the Paris Workinens congress In reply to tbe deputation Senor Sagasta said he must refuse to consider the eight-hour schedule To this the workmen replied that they would use legal means to attain their end, and that if these proved unsuccessful they would resort to force THE EAKKRS OF PESTH PESTH, Mav 4 iftcen hundred bakers have struck vvoik and camped on an island m the Danube with ca.tle stores of lard and broad and other provisions They have been joined by seven thousand gills emp ojed in the jute works Five bundled military bakers hav e been sent to Pesth from all parts of the kingdom A Reception to Stanley. May 4 Emm rel ef commis- sion e a reception in honor of llenry M SwnJeV tlas evening The prince of Wales presided Among the guests were the SlNv- ales, Princess Victoria, the and duchess of Edmburgl,, Punce Albert A ictor Prmce George the dnke of Fife the Lord Mavc-r of Lnndon and a large number of other distinguisned persons Gladatone to tl e WorJtingmen. LONDON Maj i Gladstone has writ ten a letter which will appear in the en large 1 s News on Sunday next in winch he exhorts the working classes to con- sider closely their present position He says "There may come a tune when labor will prove too strong for capital and may usei its strength unjustly, but capital will surely hold its own" __________ Gossip Crozn Prance PARIS, May de Mores has been, liberated Forty men, who were arrested for disorderly conduct during flie labor demon- stration, have been sentenced to tenna ol im- prisonment varying from one TTS9k to tnrae mouths. A Hard W orker. But Kel icent Keffardins the Defalcation TEERE HAUTE Ind May Fred Bel I of this cit} who has been in Honduras en gaged in mm ng ventures sev eral vears is lion e Sn a visit Mr Bell, being asked about the operations of Major Burke, the defaulting state treasurer of Louisiana said In England wh.le he was a fugitive from justice Burke interested people and financiers in mining in Honduras and he succeeded m doing that 111 spite of the fact that he w as in exile and in spite of the opposition that I feel certain was placed in his wa} bv detectives who were sent there to thwart and shaddow him Among those w bom he interested in Ins plans w ere the Rothschilds and others, who are known per haps to no one except those directly interested and myself That he was able to gam an audience with such persons under the circnm stances impressed me as v er} much In his fav or When he came to Honduras be camped the Si-st inght 111 mv camp I have come to know him pretty TV ell, and I have boou favorabl} impressed with him He is interested m four large concessions of land, and is doing a thriving business in all of them He has an oftioe in the capital of the state, and when he is ab- sent he 1 as an agent there The president of the state and all of the govenmientomcialsare his warm friends He attends to all tlio in terests of his mines with the gov eminent and has made friends of all with whom he has any dealings He has no special supei vision over the mining operations Each mine lias a super visor and all of them together hav e about 400 men 0111 ploved Mr Burke attends only to the business of his companies with the government He is the busiest nun in Honduras, and is reallv woikin" too hard He is getting o d rapidly He rides over the mountains on mule back and endures many hardships Win n I left there he was trying to secure another concession irom the government, and it w ill bo the most import Hit grant ev er made there It will cost ibout S 100 000 to comply with the conditions imposed by the govern build a polj technic institute etc I left, maiiv persons who were in position to know told me that Burke would probably get the grant As to Barke, person ally Icculdnot say an} thing except m his fav or He is industrious and shrew d, and 1 think he will make a success m Honduras Concerning the shortage m his accounts, hesa5s the tune has not come for him to explain matters I think there was some thing back of it that is not generally known I also tlnnk trat he will eventually return to the states and I think he is vv orkmg to that end non In Honduras everj one speaks well of him, and of the many persons whom I met in New Orleans no one spoke other than well of him hat his explanation of the defalca- tion will be I could not say "_____ Charges Against n Bank President PHII ADELI HI I.May 4 -On an afhdav it sworn to bv Morris I Kline beer bottler a warrant was toda} issued against Lewis t Vfeiltcr president of the Bank of America on the charge inent towit receiving; deposits knowing that his bank was insolvent A JAIt DB.I.H EET. Six Prisoners Escape I rom the Jail at Green OREFNVIXI F S C May 4 white piisoiicrs made their escape from the old county jail at this place on Friday night lost They made their escape b} cutting a hole through the ceilme and climbing on to the roof from whence they lowered themselves by a string of blankets to the ground hen last heard from they were at Traveler s Kest ten miles above here and were leisurely making their w ay towards the mountains, where some of them have friends who will aid them in making good their escape Their names are Jesse Davis, charged with counterfeiting C C Oosmell, sentenced to three months tor distil- hng Charles Waters, sentenced to months for revenue violations, Kobert Hunt sentenced to twelve months for the same of- fence J W Ellenburg sentenced to tvveve months for revenue violation and vv SJ r-ni man for attempting to wreck a Columbia and Greenville Railroad passenger tram The sheriff and posse are now endeavoring to recapture them_______ Oil EN UP K. A -Jounp; Man Arrested in Birmingham, Charged With Seduction In Augusta. BIRMINGHAM Ala May Charles W Klein, a }oung man who has been carrying on a jewelry business here for sev eral months, was arrested last night and will be taken back to Augusta Ga on a charge ot seduction It is charged that he ruined a youn" lad} named Mills several months ago and rTed Klein s father who has been a resi dent of this place for sev eral years informed the authorities it Augusta of his soil s where abouts After the arrest the old man said Charles had been a son, and he wanted him sent to the peiytentiary A YJBAK IN THE PLSf, TO TKY IT AGAIN. The Baseball People Anxious for Another Chance BIRMINGHAM Ala, May 3 meeting of the baseball men will be held m this city, May 10th, to re-organize the southern league It is proposed to revive the old league, w ith several ol the old clubs left out and new places taken in to reduce the distance The cities to be taken in are New Orleans Mont- gomery, Selma, Birmingham, Anniston, Columbus, Ga and Chattanooga, Tenn The season will open June 1st, if the organization can he completed by that time There will be a salarj limit John F Kelly, a well known baseball man, of Mobile, is at the head of the movement. Baseball Yesterday At To'edo-Toledo 6 Columbus 11 Batteries, Healy and Rogers Gastnght and O Connor Errors Toledo 2, Columbus 4 AtSt Louis 2 Louisville 11 Errors, St Louis 8, Ixmisville 3 Batteries .V ittroek and Earle and Weekbecker At Brookljn game scheduled for today postponed on account of APPLYING FOR AIP. Secretary Proctor Notified that Government Assistance is Necessary VICKSJORO, Miss May 4 Beck hav received telegrams from man} parts in the Delta ig for aid, wired Secretary Proctor tonight that the time for sending gov- ernment assistance had come SKKEVEroET, La May 4 nver is now one-tenth higher than 1884 and still rising steadily on the Caddo side, while the counry from the lake to the nver is a sheet of water Dropped Dead at the Soda Fount. ASnVn-LE, May 4 B H Stief the moot prominent jeweler in Nashville, dropped dead in Demoville s drug store here Fndaj evening at 7 15 o'clock He and one of his clerks, James Carr, were waiting for an electric car, and were drinking Wanke- sha water at the fount. Mr Snel had taken about one-halt a glass when he dropped. Mr Carr caught him-and eased him into a chair. Hisdeathwasinstanteneous Mr wealthy He was forty-five years of age, and leaves a wife, but no children He has a ms- tei here, but his father and otherioIatiYes live Seems to be the Fate Ahead of lawyer Hanson. BIRMINGHAM, Ala May 4 the criminal court today A B Hanson a prominent young law er who made a specialty of divorce suits, w as conv icted of assault with intent to murder He has not }et been sci- tenced, but the lowest penalty is one year m the penitentiary About six weeks ago Han- son was counsel m a case in a magistrates court, and during the trial had a difficult} with Leo Schw ab, one of the w itnesses He picked up an iron poker and struck Schwab a terrible bfowoil the head which came near causing death He came here from Tennessee about two years ago Lynching W Follow Him. RALEIGH, N C, May ]-Elhs Carter, a white youth, aged eighteen, went to the house of Adolphus Taylor during the ab- sence of Taylor and lus wife Their little daughter, aged nine years, was playing with a little girl of the same age Carter outraged both children injuries done both are serious issued for Carter, who had at once fleVJ .ynclung will probably follow capture__________ Two Women Murdered. BALTIMORE, MeL, May 4 -Mr. Sarah Blaney, a widow aged seventy seven years, and her daugh ter Caroline, residing at Greenmonnt avenue were found murdered in their beds this morning Their skull, had been crushed with a blunt mstru ment. llllam Blaney, a grandson of the old lady, has been arrested. Kobbery is supposed to have been the motive for the crime Another Candidate for Lynching COLTTMBIA, S C, May 4 Waites Martin, a young negro, lias been com- mitted to jail to await trial for a criminal assault upon, Alice McLeod. a white woman He beat and choked the woman until she vvas unconscious Drowned in the Flood. KAI.KIGH, N C May 4 received by negroes at Tarboro, fcom other negroes who, last November went to Louisiana from Edgecombe this state, bring the terrible news that eight of them have been drowned or died there in the past fortnight The party which has thus lost nearly all its members was south by a Dr Hall The ne-vs from the flooded districts causes great alarm among the negroes m eastern North Carolina_and will do more than all else to check the exodus A verdict of murder Dr J C Avary, coroner ot Fulton county, impaneled a JUT} of inquest on the body of E. K Skinner, alias J W Howard jesterday The jury examined several, and returned a verdict of murder But nothing new has dev eloped that tended in any way to close up the inyster} Marjoi Reese of the European hotel was and told what little he knew of the twc men The first time their names appear on the regis'er is May J Goldman, Memphis and J W Howard St Louis They then o- cupied room 2G together, and remained about 3 week On April 23d they again registered, M J. Goldman Memphis, Tenn and J W How- ard, St Louis This time they remained in room 2b, as before for two or three days THIS IS THK MYSTKRV, that they should hav e been here off and on since the middle of A pnl, and nobody knew an} thing about them The same key fitted both v ahses, but there was nothing in either valise tlntwould furnish a clue There were tw o soft hats w added up in Goldman s valise and a number of articles of wearing apparel During all the time they were together they appeared to be the best of friends Both wera quiet, Skinner being rather retiring in hi! manners T.-, i Skinner returned and registered i4 riday, while Goldman did not return until Saturday, when the two met at Breitenbucher s saloon, from whence the} went to the hotel tha tragedy occurring almost immediately after- The chamber maid Miry Mu-se told her story of the two shots, one of which proved fatal the other penetrating the wall near where Skinner was standing THF ONLY MAN WHO KNPW HIM, H Siflej was before the jurj and said ha knew Skinner as Jim Howard a quiet respect- able man and he had nev er know u anv crook- edness about him He knew him as a circua man but had lost sight of him for a long time, and had not seen him untilthev met Saturday. The body w as conv e} ed to Patterson s un- dertaking establishment and after a verdict was made of murder the jur} adjourned Mr Patterson will embalm the body and will use every effort to clear up the mvstery. The dead man had about twenty-eight dollars telegraphed Mr Bean, at Sherman Ter tint Skinner had died at 830 o clock Saturdav and asked for instructionsaa to the body L p to a late hour last nigUt na had receiv ed no replv IS THIS GOLDMAN Mr Oliver a news Irate her on the East Ten- nessee road, says ho 1 nows Goldman well, and that he was for a long w bile a news butcher ori the road He tnit Goldman will weigh; something over two hundred pounds Mr Barrett, who lives over on Mitchell street he knows f.ol.lman, and saw him. Saturday morning Mr Wnldrop who keeps a siloon on Mitchlll near the East Tennewes depot, also knows him but none of the tlirea knew anything of the causes that led to tha killing of Skinner TlnTdying man said Saturday, among other like a dog Didn t give mo any showing at all I had done a great deal for that man, but he has killed me DEMANDING AN IN V FSTIGATION By some person it was stated that just ba- Skinner died he said Send for Denny, Denny is the man that shot me' Tint fact was published and }ester.Iay after- noon I A Demi} returned from Macon anel called 011 Chief Connolly to have the matter investigated He said that he hail knejvvn both anel Skinner or Howard the latter for three months He occup.ed room No TO. where the murdered man died, for two or three davs some tune ago aiicl Satui lay morning went to tne room and dressed leaving several articles clothing in the bureau drawer Atlloc'ock however ho took the tra n for Macon, and stopped it the Brown house Ho was theie when he c.-unied of tha fact that suspicion had been cast on him bj the last words of the djing man He eturned at once to the citv and after he told ChieT. Connolly ot the matter the latter went around with him to the European hotel Major Reese, the clerk Mary Muse the chambermaid and a little boy who knew Goldman all saw bun, and stated most positively that lie it at not the man with Skinner or Howard, when he was Bhl'l'ns w as satisfacte rv anel Mr Denny went about his business Mr Sitlej knew him and also stated tint he w is ne.t the man Mr sent a du-i itcli to Mr Doane, of Sherman Texas last explaining matter and clearing up lus side of the eniestion. _3ref DUC nisiawiei in Germany. He was one ot tue most popular Bjiablabuiflnoss men in the city. ondrejia Two Chnrehes JBomed. WEST BOTSTOS, Mass May 4 Bap- tist and Catholic churches, also the Catholic parsonage here, were burned to the ground yesterday morning The fire >s supposed tohave oSanated from a candle left burning on the alter in St Luke's The loss on the Catholic cbnrcli is insnreajtor SS15 800 Loss on the Baptist signal, Insoreci lor A Congressman Jluys an Island BALKIC.H 3S, C May 4 gressman Keybum of will pur- chase Bald Head, or Smith s Island at tlio month of the Cape Fear m er The island contains fiv e thousand acres >nd has thirteen miles of superb sea beach The price paid for it is S2" 500 A thirteen mile boulevard will be laid out, encircling the island, while broad aienues will traverse it A hun- dred thousand collar hotel and cottages will be, built with boat-houses and bath bouses wittt military parade ground like that at Atlantic Citj .NewJersey It is a pet project of Ke j burn s. He intends to make the place both a summer and winter resort It will be a formidable rival ot any on the coast Death of Colonel SloSH BIRMINGHAM, Ala May 4 James W Sloss died at 10 o clock tonight He was one of the foremost pioneers of Birmingham- He was for many years president of the bonOt and North Alabama railroad, which he helpett to build and which alone made North Al- abama development possible He was the head of the Sloss Iron company, which first proved iron making here to be profitable. Line four years ago he sold this great pioperty tor 000 cash, since which time bo has lived in the enjoyment of his fertune He. gav e large sums of money to the churches and for charitable A Village Destroyed Fire GIT.BOY, N Mav 4 -This morning fjrp tVon was two b ill dings itt an SS a store was left in to-vn of the stocks were destroyed Loss estimated at jroofSUooOtoSlTVPOp f Only a light in- surance, estimated at about 'Sen' EloclaDClers En KnoxviHe Tenn May 4 -A lar -e party nl New Knaland excursionists, heodeJ by gen- eral I J Anderson, of Portland, and William. M Pennell, of Brunswick, Me Etonpeel over here their return east They cordially received, taken about tha WOT to points of interest, and were given banquet tonight by tlie citizens _______ In a Precarious Condition I rtA, Ala May H. SPAPLRl ;