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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia ATLANTA, 6A., TUESDAY MORKING, gffiflEEMBEB 2, PAGES." PRICE FIVE CENTS. CROOKEDNESS. COSfJIITTEE If IS INTEREST. ONE OF THE MEMBERS SPOTTED. Sensational Scene in the House of Tlie lliver ami Harbor Appropriations for Georgia. WASHINGTON, September The discovery this morning that Mr. Smysor, ol Ohio, a republican member of tlio Pension Commissioner Uaum investigating committee, was a ground-floor stockholder in Uaum'3 wildcat refrigerator company, caused a genuine ?cnsation. It looked to every OTIC tliat Heed had been a partv to packing the committee to whitewash As soon as the hon-se met Mr. Cooper, of Indiana, in traduced a resolution to discharge llr. Smyfcer from tho committee, giving his reasons for the same. It created a sensation, even a mm i tho Uonest republicans, and the other rei-ub'icaii of tho committee im- publicly renLiosted that Mr. Smyser lesis1' The Ohioaii arose and reluctantly asked to be allowed to so, which request was granted. Ho is, however, soundly abused and censured for acting so, for when he was clearly an interested party, and although Speaker Ueed says he didn't know it, many believe lie was a to tbe whole rotten scheme. The wildcat efrigcrator ompany is the cause of Kaum being investigat It is charged that George K. Lemon, a pension at- torney hero, endorsed Knum's notes for 000, for Kaum passed favorably on a thousand or more his cases. K.iurn the money for his company. It is. also.cii.irged that lie sold tho wildcat stock to tho pension cjerks, piomising all "who-bought to promote them 111 tho pension office, In- 4eeii. it is charged that Kaum was using his office m many M ays to boom the company. If Baum is kicked out, tho refrigerator company go under. Therefore, Mr. Smyser is in- terested. Other republican, members of con- gress aio said to be interested in the company, and more sensational developments are ex- pected The republican side of the house is surely In need of a good cleaning out. There are gome ffood honest men among them, but the past lias the fact that there are aNo foul-inouthed blackguards, rowdies, toughs, and at least one whose character for Jwuesty is besmirched. SPEAKER RKED'S FEARS. Speaker Reed is very much annoyed at the Status of affairs politically up in his Maine district. The are cry strong there, and the actual republican majority is only a lew hundred. Tho democrats are working 1 with a will, and Reed isscarod. Billy Mason and ha1! a dozen other republican orators are up there now. stumping tho district for the big man. McKinley left today for the same pur- pose, and Reed himself will lay down his gavel nil go homo tomon'oir, or Wodno3tlny-, ealizes tliat the democrats will have the next onae, and even if he is elected, Bless his majority be very large, seat will be contested, and he .feels quite Certain that he would be turned out, after the jianner in which lie has acted towards demo- crats whose seats have been contested in this congress. Indeed, Tom Reed, unless his majority is very large, will have a small chance of holding his seat in the next con- gress. Every democrat on the floor would glory in an opportunity to make the tyrant Swallow his own medicine. THE AUGUSTA POSTOFFICE. There is quite a muddle over the Augusta jostoffice. The nomination of Denning, who Was appointed some time ago, remains hung up in tho senate. Charkson claims that In- spector Sharp, who was sent down to examine into the damaging charges that were made against Denning, whitewashed him at Buck's request. Clarkson, therefore, has requested of Mr. "Wanamaker to send a new inspector. Mr. Clarkson has no hesitancy in stating that fce wants Major Boyco -to retain the office. "Wanamalver is equally enthusiastic for Den- ning. However, when Clarkson retired from office, he made a personal request that a new inspector be sent to Augusta to tell the truth. Bboat the charges against Penning. This will probably be done at once, but un- less the report is very damaging against Dou- ding he will be confirmed. THE WORK OF THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. The conference committee of the two houses congress today agreed upon the river and iorbor bill. It carries about Both houses will probably agree to the bill tomorrow, and it will go to the president and receive his signature before he leaves for Bresson, which will he the latter part of the The Georgia appropriations, as they stand in the bill, as it will become a law, are: Darien, Cumberland, S2.12.uOO; Brunswick, letter in the correspondence explaining his action. AVitnesa replied that he had found a lone telegram. Mr, Cooper declared that he had addressed the department a letter, explaining that he had simply filed calls for information as an -ct of courtesy toward the attorneys. Witness remarked that ho had not soon such a letter, whereupon Mr. Cooper sharply asked whether ho had destroyed the letter. Mr. Sawyer relented tlus question, and Mr. Cooper retorted that it was as fair as his attack upon himfl Bradley Tanner, private secretary to tho commissioner, was the next witness. He said that he had been promoted by Commissioner Itaum Jast February; had kept minutes for the refrigerator company, an J had written letters on the company's business from General dictation. Some o( the letters had been written m commissioner's olHee, but almost always after hours. Witness also went to v irgmia in the interest of tho company. He had recohod no compensation for this work, and had uo agreement that lie was to be com- in stoc3t or otherwise. To Mr. Sawyer witness said that the time occupied in his Virginia trips came out his annual IT WAS'LABOR BAY appointed upon recommendation. leave. He had been Commissioner -Tanner's Ho wroto the minutes of the refrigerator company at his homo in .the evening. Ho ntnur had any stock in the company. Ilia promotion had promised by Coinmissiuer Tan- ner before he leit office. v Then lollowed the incident of Mr. Smyser, of Ohio, member pf tho commission, taking thef stand and testifying in reply to Mr. Cooper's questions, that ho was, a stockholder in Haum'e) refrigerator company, resulting in "Ins withdrawal from the commission, as de- scribed in the report of the house proceedings. TJio withdi.iwal of Mr. Smjsor caused a post- ponement of the investigation until va- cancy is hlled and tho commission, without attempting to proceed after recesa, adjourned subject to call. TWO PROCESSIONS Iff NEWYORK CITY Tliey Parade in Different I'.irte of tho City to Prevent a Observed In All tlie I-.irso Cities. EXICIPISOCITY 1TIT1S CANADA. tienatu r Sherman's Amendment to the Tariff BiU. WASHINGTON, September 1. Senator Sher- man presented the following resolution to the senate today, which, lie said, ho would oJfer as an amendment to tho tariff bill at tho proper time: IHiit w Jieiiuter it sliall he certified to the dout of the I States the tfoverniaent of the Doimnitiii of Canada, s-liall, Ly law or regula- tion, admit trou ol duty into all its poits coal mined m the United Iio shall mako a proclnmatiun of that, iact, and thereafter, while Mich law or regulation is in lorre, coal mined in the DoMumon of Canada shall be admitted iree oi duty men ail ports ot the On ted States; and it shall be duly eortil'uid to the prusiuojit ol the United states that thu govern- ment ol the I'ununion of Canada liaa tlcclsirtd a ileairu to enter into s with tho mtcd Steites HS will result in plete or partial ol duties ujm the com- trade be- tween Canada .md the United fatatet5, ho shall ap- meet those represent who the ffuvu tlireo may designated of Canada to consider the best method of extending the relations between Cauada.tntl tlin United to in teiius greater ireedom ot be- tween the two countries can be liest bCi-ured, and said eommisaiuners ?Uall report to the president, who shall brinj; the report beforecoiigiebs, and thu necosaary expenses ol tlie commission ajiiinintt'il by the president, includinj' tlieir compensation at the rate oi :i day earh aiy for the tiin-s neceS- employed in said duty, shall be puid out of the anpropriatiun for the collection ot cubtom A 1XCO3LE TAX. An Axnondment Offered Constitutional n the Ml veution. JACKSOX, Miss., September The constitutional convention met at p. m. and an amendment to the constitution was offered by S. M. of Lauderdaie county, providing fr-r a graduated income tax, which was referred. The convention, after passing appropriate resolutions, adjourned in respoct to the memory of Delegate 51. D. Guerry, of Lowndes county, who died at his home in Artesia, Sunday night. It is an- nounced that the report of tho committee ou elective (franchise will be submitted tomor- row, or by "Wednesday. Its provisions have been agreed on and nothing remainsj to be done but the labor of drafting the report. The causegof women suf- frage seems to be falling off. Tho country press stands almost solidly arrayed against it, but a tight will be made in its behalf on the lioor of the convention, and the issue is still in doubt. Tho regular order to- morrow mil bo the discussion of the report oji the penitentiary. Delegates from levee dis- tricts will make a fight in favor of the em- ployment of convicts ill levee building. MOVING FOR DIRECT TKADE. NEW YORK, September 1. Labor Day was celebrated today by two separate labor parades one by the Federation of Labor, and tho other by the Central Labor Union. The police arranged two routes so that there would bo no clash hetween the two. fac- tions. Tho Federation paraded up the "east side of tho city, starting from Houston street and Second avenue, while the Central Labor people started from Cooper Union, and took the west side- August Delabar was grand marshal of the Federation procession, which comprised five divisions and numbered men. Tlio Cen- tral Labor people turned out about men, and were under the direction of Charles P. Kogors, as grand marshal. The procession was divided into two bri- gades of six divisions. The streets along which tho parade passed were thronged by people. The day was a most perfect, one, the sun shining brightly, and the air being tem- pered with cool breezes- All down-town ex- changes and banks were closed, business being universally stopped. In Brooklyn all business was suspended, the day being observed by all classes. Tho various labor organizations made a parade early in the day with John O'Connell as grand marshal. A GALA DAT IN PHILADKLPHIA. PHILADELPHIA, September Picnics, pa- rades, athletic sports and a general turnout of worhiugmen marked labor's great annual holi- day in the city. Amove perfect day for out- door sports could not have been, asked for a clear sky and cool wind, making a combination that could not bo surpassed for a holiday. Iu the great milling and manufacturing districts of Kensington and Richmond the mills and factories all shut down, and their thousands of oienitoi-s ceiebratod the day by generally in- dulging in some form of outdoor sports. In tho central portions of the city banks, public offices nnd tho stock exchange closed, and ninny of tho wholesale business houses shut their doors at noon. At Pastime park nearly every lino of trade was represented at a mammoth picnic hold there by the United La- bor League. The CSerman trades gave a street parade and a picnic at Schuetzeu nark, and the Caledonian Club held Scottish "games at Rising Sun parlc. A LAKGE TURNOUT IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, September 1. Labor Day was gen- erally oDserved ih this city. The weather was bright and cool, and could not have beeu more auspicious fur the parades and subsequent pic- nics, and games in the various suburban parks, which made up the day's programme. There were two parades this morning one under the auspices of the Trade? and Labor Assembly, with about men in lino, and one of the Knights of Labor, who turned out with about men. THJC CELKBItATION IN CINCINNATI. CINCINNATI, September 1. Labor Bay was observed here today for tho first time, tho leg- islature at its session last winter having de- clared it a holiday. There was not a general observation of the holiday. The banks were all open and the Chamber of Commerce did not adjourn. Business houses generally were open. Labor organizations and trades unions united in a general parade, which, with unob- structed streets, was half an hour in passing Probably 3.0UO men were in line. They were well supplied with music and banners, and made a good appearance. Mayor Mosby and the city officers rode at the head. This after- noon a picnic at Hill Top house, with Repre- sentative Green, of Cleveland, as orator, com- pleted the programme. THK I'ABADK IN ST. LOUIS. ST. Louis, September 1. Tho delightful weather and tho mayor's proclamation de- -worse than. here. The shops there are said to be at a practical standstill. Nearly every man m them-lias; quit. Tlie Strike. R. I., September employed on corded cotton flannel m mills at Slaterville struck Saturday. 03 cents cut, and ask 70 cents. r make about a week, and that weavers earn Tho superintendent 1ms refused to make any con- cessions. Eight hundred employes are affected by thfe strike. Chicago Carpenters Strike. CHICAGO, September Constructively all union cappenters in Chicago, in number about o.OOQj arc on strike today, but as they are par- ticipatingin the Labor Day parade, there is no evidence of a strike, beyond idleness on build- in course of construction, similar to that h extends to other branches of labor on the same account. DENOUNCING VANCE. A. ITOJZJ> TO CRITICISING SENATOR ZEB. VANCE. ings i which THJF5 TOTAL COTTON CHOP1. Report of tlio Now Orleans Cotton Excliaiige. NEW September Now Orleans exchange issued today tho official re- port of tho cotton crop of the United States for the commercial year ending with the close of August, 1S90, made up by Secretary Hester. The report states that tbe total crop amounts tq> bales, exceeding the largest crop' ever grown b'y bales and the crop of last year by The statement will bear the closest scrutiny. The report objects to the method of deducting cotton consumed in southern cotton ports from the totals of cotton shipped across the Ohio, Mississippi and Poto- mac rivers. Tho secretary has obtained reports from every mill in the south, and claims that his statement does not contain a single element of estimate. Total southern consumption for the past year is reported at bales againt last year. Number of mills in opera- tion is 270, i with spindles. Thirty- nine irow mills, with spindles, have commenced! working during the year, and fifteen new mills have been completed and will be at work this fall. Forty-four mills are idle, a number of which expect to start up again at an early date. Total number of nulls in the south is now 335, with looms and spindles. The in- crease ot spindles during the past year is equivalent to nearly one-half of tho entire number reported iu the south by the census of 1SSO. The census of that year showed mills with spindles. The gain within the past ten years has been 172 mills with spindles, tho increase in the number of bates of cotton consumed having been THE MILITARY. Colonel TL. JL. PollE, tho Head of the Na- tional Alliance, Turns His Batteries Against tlte North Carolina Senator. to son. claring today a holiday, have made the Labor or more than 189 per cent. With reference to- the cotton movement for the year, the statement makes the net receipts at delivery ports a gain over last year of overland direct to northern mills a decrease from last year of southern consumption (exclusive of 217 bales taken from southern outporis) G77, a gain over last year of and the total crop bales, a-gain over last year of Foreign, exports, including to Canada, wore a gain over last year of 1G5.253. THE TAKINGS OF COTTON. The takings of cotton during the year for consumption in tho United States amounted to bales. Of bales went spinuergjigainsfi lost sea- rsfslicnvs'aii increase of only bales against an increase in the south of nearly bales. Not only is the crop of 1389-90 the largest ever produced, but it baa moved off wi tu un- exampled rapidity and brought full prices throughout the year, netting the farming interest a handsome surplus. One of the curious features of this year's movement was the shipment of more than wales of American cotton through Ontario via the Canadian Pacific railway to Japan. Fifty bales were also shipped to Japan from the port of New 1'ork. A GOOI> KEFORT ALABAMA. Montgomery's Cotton Receipts Exceed Those of Any Previous Year. MONTGOMERY, Ala., September For the cotton year ending last night, Montgomery's recoipls were bales, the largest of any year 111 its history. The nearest to it was in 1H85, when receipts were Stock on AHamaah, Chattahoocbee, Coosa, Flint, Oc- Ocoiiee, Savannah, Jekyl creek, Other appropriations for Georgia that have become laws at this session are: Cfaickamaugua park, road way from Marietta to National cemetery, Treze- Tant claim, the Atlanta military post Besides this the Columbus public building appropriating has passed both. looses, and the chances favor its signature V the president. Thus the total appropriations that have oeen and are to be made by this congress, to expended in Georgia, foot up to