Atlanta Constitution Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 10

About Atlanta Constitution

  • Publication Name: Atlanta Constitution
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Pages Available: 113,503
  • Years Available: 1868 - 1924
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Atlanta Constitution, September 05, 1890

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia ATL ANT AI CONSTITU' VOL. XXII ATLANTA, QA., FRIDAY 31I0BOTNO, SEPTEMBER 5, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE GBEAT STENCH J3JT THIS SPEECH OF JSOB Of OUZO. _ THE PENNSYLVANIA MEMBERS MAD, And Senator Quay Is at a Loss to Know Wliat to Force Hill Men Behind Etc., Etc. "WASHINGTON, September Borne avenging Nemesis seems to have ovor- laken the republicans of this infamous con- gress, and the whole structure they have reared is trembling and crashing about their Scandal has followed scandal. Jobbery galore has been uncovered; disgraceful rowdy- ism, vulgarity and oven fist fighting have characterized the proceedings of the house; but it remained for "King Bob" Kennedy, the hero of several disgraceful exhibitions, both In Ohio and Washington, to crown tlio indict- ment the republicans have drawn up against themselves, by denouncing tho chairman of the national committee of his own party as a criminal and a second Judas tho arch-traitor of history, and tl.e betrayer oE the founder of the Christian religion. KKPT OUT OF THE RECORD. Tc is impossible to give an adequate idea of the intense excitement Kennedy's furious out- break of yesterday has caused here. Tho tpt'cch was delivered late last evening, and many representatives did not knoTV of it until they read the published abbtract in the morn- Ing papeis. They rushed eagerly for The Con- grebhional Record, only to timl that he who hid prated so loudly bravery and had im- puted cowardice to had himself shown tho Tthite feather. The speech had been "vwUihcM for re> Jaioii." The lepubUcans of the liouso immediately lesim fighting like Kilkenny cats, as to who onght to shoulder the responsibility of permitting Kennedy's, onslaught. The Quay paiunms surprised that the attack the OhU'an had been made with the full knowl- edge and conhOiit of the rabid pro-force bill men, who were chagrined over the postpone- ment of their pot measure. The assault was directed at Quay, not because he was tho lead- ing "spirit in the movement in the senate which re-suited ui the abandonment of the Eorco bill, but because be was tho most vuncrablo object of attack. THE REAL HESPOVSniLK SENATOR. Senator Aldrich, and not Quay, is the re- sponsible person. Ho saw lhat tho force bill and Uriff could not both pa1--.. ,md inaugurated the scheme to shelve tlie former. Quay merely carried out the details. As a matter of fact, Aldrich is as much the autocrat of the senate, as Reed is of the house-. While McKmley is posing for the farmers and working men, Aldrich is going rijjht ahead, without anj frills, perfecting the tariff bill in the interest of his manufacturing constituents. It is Aldrich, therefore, not Quay, who is tlie belli now. AH the republicans in the house, of course, disclaim any complicity in the Kennedy but it is well known that some of the force bill crowd are covertly elated over the affair, whether they were accessories be- fore the fact or aot. BURROWS IS CENSURED. Representative Burrows, of Michigan, has to bear the brunt of the blame of the Quay partisans. He is the speaker pro tern, in Reed's absence, but claims lie was powerless to call Kennedy to order. He, in turn, censures the republicans who were present for not making the point that Kennedy was transgressing the rules of the house. Nevertheless it ia clearly Trilhin the province of the speaker to call a member "down" for speaking disrespectfully and discourteously of the members of tho othor house. However, since the milk was spilled the vital question presented today to the re- publicans of both branches, and Mr, Quay in particular, was how to best repair the damage. Quay was badly flustered. He didn't know whether to pursue his policy of silence with reference to tho damning charges or not. It would be humiliating to bo smoked oat by a whippersnapper like Kennedy, not to speak of the danger such a course might subject him to. SoiSfcof his friends told him he could not longer afford to maintain silence now that the charges so freely used against him by democratic news- papers, have been adopted by a member of his own. party in the house, and spiead upon the record. His indecision gave rise repeatedly during the afternoon to the rumor that he would make a statement iit the senate. DECIDES UPON PRUDENCE. He finally became convinced, however, that was the better part of valor, and to his supporters in the houso he announced that lie should allow them to fight tlie battle. "I shall personally take no notice of the at- tack of a blackguard and a he said. Some of his brother senators thought a reso- lution should bo passed by the senate, calling tho attention of the house to the infraction of the rules, but no such action can be taken -until the speech is printed officially. And this is what tho Pennsylvania delega- tion will seek to prevent. They declare they make Kennedy smart for his impudence, and all sorts of dire vengeance is threatened. At a consultation early this morning they de- cided to offer a resolution to keep the speech out of The Record, but Representative Bur- rows said he would decline to entertain the resolution. He told thorn, nothing could be done until after the speech was printed. Thereupon they drew up two resolu- tions, one to expungo the speech from The Record, and tlie other imposing a severe censure on Kennedy. These resolutions have been holding at Kennedy's head all day, threatening to introduce and pass them it he -did not come to terms. KENNEDY GEOW5 AFBA13J. Meantime the white elephant of the affair is badly scared at the propositions of the rumpus he has kicked np in tlie ranks of the .grand old party. -He tries to put on a bold front, but it ia evident that, his backbone is gristle and his knees weak. He said this afternoon that the Pennsylvania delegation wasn't the house, and if they wanted to make war on him, there were republicans on his side who Would take a hand, bat his next showed that he is hunting for a hole to -crawl out of. He claims he did not transgress tlie rules of the senate in his reference to Quay. "I only repeated the charges newspapers have said he, "and did not pretend to have any original knowledge of my own." "But how about the charge that Quay sold out the republican party and your reference to him as a second Judas replied the author of all this row, lace lie was met by a Dover delegation. At S'ewmarkot junction, Mr. Hoed shook hands from the roar platform all who could reach him in ten minutes. At Dover he left tho train for a near-by plat- bnn, vherft he and Mr. Lodgo each spoke for if toon minutes or more. Mr. Reed spoke from the car platform at Salmon Falls, S'orlh Berwick, Kemiebuiic and Saco. Ou ar- riving here he received an ovation, and ad- Iressed a large concourse at the Union station- The city hall was crowded this evening with all the people that could flock into it, half an iour before time., Mr. Reed was advertised to speak. When he did appear the audience robe ctt him." EXTRACTS FROM SPKECH. Ho then delivered a carefully prepared speech of some four or five thousand words. Folloitfing tiro extracts from his speech Parties Jmve their je irs c f deprr siion Jin'd their e ir.-i of i 3C It ition as individuals h ive their rioments ur (lejuGssicn and of good cheer. Par- ties h.ive periods when 1 liey do great work and when they seem to have no other nope .tun tlie mere preservation of existence. Since Ji74, when tlio republican party firbt faltered in its .Treat fluty of pwseiving lihortv and cnuiility be- fore the laws lor .ill citizens oi the United S rates, a house oi representatives lias been rare. Tins has? not been because there is no louger a. re pub! ti au majority, but nciMUhe by :raml-i too anuaieut to be jy ballot-box too notorious to be dis- twenty-five in the have been v. rented ironi us under the open, dpfiant rmn democratic white men shall not rub t .e black ciuncf the south, but tue white man of tlu n nth. TO FILIBUSTEKIIVG. Two years Mr I e d continued, under tre- caused the battle set in array by free-traders, the republican party triumphed so-signally th it even tho cohorts of fraud were routed, and, after a fow ineffectual struggles to count us out, we had the house by the entail ma- lority ot five, instead of our leal majority of before congress haOa aembled tlie air had been resonant with tue hopes aud threats of tho minority, with declarations they were to rule, in utter disregard of tho will ot the people ot the United States. At the very worst, no measure should pass "which did not lavo the s motion of their high approval. If any man here thinks they reckoned without their host, ;hat they had no foundation on which to build tlieir hopes and threats, he knows little of deep-laid schemes of mrni-y yaars to repiibHcana powerless xvlieneverthey should- get control. For years rulo has been piled upon rule and decisit n upon doc.ibion to render legislation dependent upon the sufferance of the mi- nority. Filibustering lurked in every Jine. The power of obstruction was Iwithout link. You will ask why it was that who most of thu time had a majority should so strengthen tlie minority. If yon will consider ;lie nature of the two parties the cause cannot es- cape vou. The democratic party wants no legis- atiori. It is not charged with the progress of the ivorld. All the southern control the party, ivaut or ask for is to be let alone. When tho repub- ,ican party comes into power it has work to do. It that action can be prevented v.'hat more should tho southern democracy desire. Hence, all their plans, whether in power or oat of power, are centered in obstruction. Now, the of representatives Is not a body quick to do business under any set of rules. Its Urge numbers, and the diverse interests they rep- resent, will always make it slow and cumbersome. But a svBtem which enabled one member to hold the whole house at bay until the going down of the sun, and then to hold it until physical ex- haustion set it Iree, and one-htth to hold it for- ever, was evidently a system which rendered elec- tions and called a halt to civilization it- self. Of what use was it to summon into the field an army ot orators to explain the question of party policy. THE 1IINOKITV HAS NO BIGI1TS. Of what use was it th ata great throng of journ- als set themselves to explain to the people the needs of tlie hour? Ot what use was an election grand culmination of power of citizens, if, after all, nothing could be done without the sane-turn of the beaten party? What statesman ild there be so foolish as to battle for power with the responsibility, when ho could have the same power without the responsibility? What kind oL a fight is that to go into where the victim will be and the powerless? 8avs Foran thou think, O, man, that wo created tha heavens aud the earth, in Are elections a farce, and is the government by tlie people a juggle? Do we Tuarshall our tens of millions to the polls for sport. If there be anything in popular froverament it means that whenever the people liavu elected one party to take control 01 tho or the senate that party shall have bnth power and responsibility. If that is not tho effect, what is the use of the elections? It was with far other ideas of public duty that tlie minority met as at the opening of the session. Not only were no measures to pass which did. not have their approval; but no ru'.es, even of pro- cedure, were to be permitted except those which seemed suitable to the beaten, party. A WORD OR TWO AUOUT RULES, So we began life without any rules. The con- stitution says the Jhouae may determine the rules of its procedure, and docs not say that it must. After two months' time the opposition found that under tno parliamentary law wbicb liad been touilt up by theAnierican people in consonance with their public business was going on every day without their consent, and they oegan to clamor for the very rules they had denounced. I neud not describe to you the scenes of disorder whitrh were preliminary to the establishment of sound business principles 'in the house, It is enougli to say that the good work was the bouse af representatives Sas taken a large strida towards business and the performance "of duty. Will you, my old friends and neighbors, permit just one word which ia purely personal. Any time those lasteifrht months, I have been the sub- ject of much indiscriminate praise and much indis- criminate blame. One is juat as much deserved as tlie othor. Great events do not turn upon one man. The house of representatives was ready and 3 ripe for a change, and the pepple stood ready to -approve. "Wliat all -the .world wonted easy to do. I am, not greitly proud to be speaker of the house, but i am proud, with all my heart, to "be one ot that magnificent majority OL the house of representatives of the fifty-first congress, -which, for nine Itmeftnonths, has never, for one moment, faltered in its doty. When we cleared tho "decks for action there was plenty of worlc to dp, and, we have done it to the full measura of satisfaction, we have achieved all that the republican party promised and more. Most platforms are mtt" glittering generalities, good enough for the campaign, but onr last plat- form lias been treated by the house of representa- tives like a deed of trust. ABOUT THIS ntECTIOIT BILL. air. JReeO. enumerated measures for which the house claimed creditr the administrative customs bill, the tarjjt bili, the silver bill, and then coming to tbe federal election bill, he said: There -was also another promise to he kept, made long ago andoften renewed. For years the republican party had declared, most righteously, that there could not be in the republic a thitj more sacred than tho dnty of upholding the rights of every citizen, to participate in the government. Who has forgotten the words of thatgreatsoldier, 30 soon to lie among the unfbrgotten brave on the lieicfats of Arlington? "The people have made up their minds that they have a government, an honest ballot aixd- a'fidr ,Tha house of representatives, true to its duty, lias passed a bill ivhich, when it becomes a law, 'people or suffrages of nullfone. It will enable votes to cast; and counted as east. fWhat an enormous hubbub bas been raised, abont that simple bill. There bas been nothing like it ainco Walter Scott described the uprising ofthe virtuous people of Alsatla on the approach of the sheriff. "What is this bill on which so many violent epithets have been rained? It is a ple proposition to have United States EURer- rs -to see that United States elections of United States tracers shall be lioaently conducted; that all fa on est votes shall be cast arid honestly counted as cast. If there be any man in the country who opposes "tha bill jhere will not bo many years before he -will look those who proclaim the divine origin of slavery. .That the democrats flow denounce, with ent epithets, a republican measure, is no new In their historv. So persecuted, they, the ts, when Abraham, Lincoln proclaimed that ;tua land should not bo permanently half free and half slave; the democracy of my vonnger declaredfthat he said so because .he wanted lis sister to marry a ncpro. So when the repub- Jgans of our day proclaim that In a republic one million of voters can never be perma- nently disfranchised, the democrat of our day shouts "negro domination" and "bayonets." BTKALJKG DEMOCRATIC SEATS. r. Reed then proceeded with his enumera- tion of the Oklahoma bill, and bills for the admission ot new states, the Conger lard tlie meat inspection bill, the bankruptcy bill, ilfe original package bill, and the Louisiana ;ottery bill. He described the obstacles under which all this work was done, and the waste oftime caused by faction opposition. In this conpection he said: We were forced to spend more tlfne on con- jested elections than any democratic congress, Because tho fraudulent certificates came from the southern states, and we were obliged to consume fclie time of tho house in jrHing those members seats who would have had the certificates in the aoginning had they been fairly treated. So justly Were the democrats treated by tbe retuining dfiicers that not a single republican feat has been Contested. Our IOHS of time from contested ejjfc- iions will not bo less than twenty TOO MUCH TL3IE WASTED. One other tho Joss of time will be a sur- prise, perhnps.'to the community at large. No man would regret more than I to be thought in all proper respect for the dead and all proper reverence lor the departed comrades and Tor the ladings of surviving friends, yet the inethod by which the house shows Its respect and pays its reverence, very costly to the nation. Since the election of tbe present house ten mem- Ijore have died one senator. AmonK them luive been the most famous men of the William D. Kelley, the great champion of protec- tion Saiimel J. Randall, the heart of oak and of iron, the strongest force in half a century, and Samuel SulhvanXox, at oisce brilliant and laborious. we have pairl due reverence, and spoken tho "proper eulogy over these and tueir companions, nofc loss than twenty-one working days wilt to be counted. means almost an entire month Ot time. When John Bright died, the English house thought it could best honor his memory by joing on with the business of the country. or IIOLI, CALLS. These losses which 1 have enumerated could not, perhaps, be helped .without greater reforms than Can be hoped for in many years, but'what is about t'o be described could be avoided by either the commonest patriotism or healthy public senti- ment in the house. It ought to be known all over the United States that with members it tikes twenty-five minutes to make a roll call. Our an- cestors when they established in the constitution the provision lor the yeas and nays did not know now fearfully they were wasting the time of un- born generations. Now the sessions of the house two years ago lasted one month and a half loncer than the present session thus for. -During that session, of two years ago, there were'220 roll calls, of which eighty-six were ic- longJilibusteragainst the direct tax bill, leaving but 140, which were seemingly legitimate. I say these HO were seemingly legiti- mate, for I have no doubt that 100 would have fully complied with the demands of the constitu- te v One hundred roll calls would have been for all proper purposes for the wriole of this session, and yet we ha'ti 400. Threo hundred of these have been utterly useless, a mere wanton waste. The legislative day, exclusive of the reading of tho journal, is a scant five hours. Three hundred roll calls, then, mean twent3'-nve legislative days. Think of twenty-five legislative days wasted in the mere useless calling over of names, and all done to time, with public business unfinished. THE "ORHAT" DKKDS OF TUT HOUSE. Hut in closing what I h ive had to say, it wotUd not be just to rest the claims of the bouse upon even a catalogue of its great deeds. What the house has shown the country that any house can do is well worth a prince's ransom. Henceforth a promise cannot be excused except by perform- ance, Henreforth great measures cannot be lost and nobody know has become of them. 1'arty responsibility has bepun, and with it also tae re-pmisibillty off the for they can no longer e'et t a democratic house, and hope that the nri- noritv wiU neutralize their action, or a republican house without beinj; sure that it will keep its pledges. If we have broken the precedents of a hundred years, we have set a. precedence of an- other hundred voars nob'er than the last, wherein responsibility will wait on power, and wherein the people, with the full knowledge that their servants can act, will chose those who will woctb- ily carry out their will. COOPEK. NOT APPEAR, And the Ranm Investigating Committee Adjourned Until Next Monday. WASHINGTON, September special houso committee investigating the charge against Pension Commissioner Ranm met promptly at 10 o'clock this morning and sat for half an hour awaiting the presence of Mr. Cooper. Mr. Lewis, the only democratic mem- ber of the committee in attendance, said that Mr. Cooper would not be present aud as Mr. Goodnight, his colleague, was not in "Wash- ipgtoii he was in an embarassing position and would like the committee to adjourn until Mr. Goodnight returned. The committee showed some impatience at the failure of Mr. Cooper to be Finally an order was made for for Cooper, and also requesting him to be present with his witnesses and evidence next Monday, to which day the committee adjourned. 3HYPXOTI8M. PhyslcIanH Mrs. vVoodivorth's Alleged Power Pernicious. ST. Louis, September physicians have filed compJaint in the probate court for an inquiry as to the sanity of Mrs. Woodwotth, the noted evangelist. Mrs. has been holding .meetings here for several months, and certain members her audience became possessed of what she terms "tho power." Others think the peculiar mania and bodily state is due to hypnotism exerted by Mrs. Woodworth, a.'nd that its effect ia rnost per- nicious. The basis for thfi inquiry liea in the fact that Mrs. Woodworth has stated that while in this state she bas conversed with the diefcy and descended into hades. Five days is gtven her in which to prepare for the trial. FOR A Ihe Probable Result of a Mania for Brown Paper. MQNCTON. New Brunswick, September 4, Etta .Simpson, aged seventeen years, went to sleep" a "week ago Sunday, and has not yefe awakened or taken any nourishment. Miss Simpson has for some months had a mania for eating brown paper, and would consume a large bag, sach 'as used in grocery storesat a single meal. She has eaten scores of brown, paper bags, and it is supposed this mania has something to do with her illness. About a year ago she slept for. five days, bnt was awakened while being bled by her medical attendants. i Tlie Injury to RALEIGH, N. C., September Theinjury to cotton by the rain is becoming great. Farmers who arrived here today from Johnston, an Important cotton-growine county, says an extensive reduction of the expected crop will result. The rains of August hart the crop which "was forming during the earlier part ot that month, and that rust, which attacked the cotton earlier than usual, has badly affected the top crop. -The -same state- ment applies to nearly all this section, and while the crop will be far larger than the last one, yet it trill fall below the Julyand August estimates, "which were that it would be the best crop ever grown. -The 'crop is opening very freely-and-win lie picked HUffTIM FOB EUBE. JtKTECrXVEB AJfO BLOODHOUNDS OUT OF THE NOTORIOUS TRAIN ROBBER. A. that He "Was Seen In Blilton, Causes Great Parties in Search of Him. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.f September Pen- sacola special to The Times-Union says the Plomaton train robbery has produced intense excitement here. Kube Burrow was reported to have been seen at Milton, twenty miles east of this city, yesterday, and at 2 o'clock a special train, with Superintendent Fisher, Route Agent Arnold, several express company detectives, and a posse of deputy sheriffs from Alabama, under Sheriff McMillan, passed through this city for Milton. Deputy Sheriff Tom Cusache, of this county, joined the party hero with a posse of six men. Patrolman "Wilson, of the police force of this city, with a posse of six men, left here yesterday and is coming down tbe Escambia river from Bluff Springs n a boat, and several parties with bloodhounds are scouring tho country from the scene of the robbery down the river to the swamp. Detect- ives and deputy sheriffs, who passed through the city today, had with them five blood- iiounds, and if Rube Burrow is in Florida it is thought he will be captured by tomorrow night. It is certain beyond any possible doubt now that it was he who. committed the robbery, assisted, it is thought, by the noted desperado of Santa Rosa county, Burrell Mar- tin. STEINEK BROUGHT BACK. 'Ward. Politics Koiued a Once Prominent Merchant. Ala., September Steiner, late treasurer of the Montgomery fire department, and charged with embezzling the funds of the department. was brought to this city last night, having been arrested by detectives at JHalletsvillo, Tex. Steiner left the city mysteriously not Suite a year ago. When his defalcation was iscovered, his bondsmen, who made good the shortage, offered a reward of S200 for his ar- rest. Steiner was formerly one of the most prosperous aud successful merchants of Mont- gomery. SWUNG TO A LIMB. A Negro Brute Taken from Custody by a JVIoli and Hanged. EW ORLEANS, September 4. "Water Valley, special says Last night a negro, named Rogers, decoyed Airs. Murray from her home on the pretense of helping to rescue her husband from roughs, whom Rogers said were ill-treating him in a lonely part of town and assaulted her, bruising her badly. TUe negro xi as arrested later, but was taken from custody by a mob and banged to a tree. Mr. and Mrs. Murray are from Iowa and have lived hero two years. A Colored Desperado Arrested. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., September 4. [Special.] Henry Willingham, the worst negro desperado in the state, was captured here today by a deputy sheriff. He resisted arrest and was shot twice, one of the wounds being a very erioua one, which may prove fatal. wanted in Shelby county, f or murder, and in Talladega, Ala., Joran attempt to ururderiiis wife. He has also committed a number of small crimes in other places. And Xow Neither Slay Get the Clrl.' SAN AXTONIO, September 4. Infor mation has reached here of a desperate duel, which was fought near SanJAuguslino. Fred Clark and Julius Jones, two young cowboys, became enamored with the same girl, and re- solved to settle the matter by fighting a duel with shotguns. The event came 6ft and Jones received a load of buckshot in his bowels, kill- ing him. Clark was arrested. No Arrests Have Been Made. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., September 4. [Spe- cial.] James Krinier, a young man, went to the home ot Samuel Johnson, a prominent fanner of Falls county, this morning, and as- saulted Johnson as a result of some old grudge two. Johnson drew a and shot his assailant, billing him. Ko arrest lias yet been made. _____________ THE STRIKE. The Blockade Eaised, But Attempts to Wrecli Trains Are BcSdg Hade. ALBANY, N. Y., September Car Accountant Ewinga, of the New York Central road, was in the city today. Ho said tho blockade which had existed in this vicinity, was effectually raised, and that everything was now running smoothly on the Mohawk and Hudson River divisions. PinKerton says that there are still 400 of his men stationed at points between here and Schencctady. The men will be kept on patrol duty until the strike is declared off. The strikers who have not returned to work, and who are occupying tbe railroad company's houses, have been notified to vacate within thirty days. There are about one-third of the number of men usually employed now at work in tbe "West Albany shops. Each, day iinds a few ofthe returning to work in the shops. ATTEltrr TO WRECK CABS. Superintendent Bissell said tonight that a dastardly attempt to wreck a port'on of a freight train was made this afternoon at the Van Wert street crossing, in this city. As tbe train was proceeding west at this point somebody succeeded in parting the couplings of the second rear car from the rest of the train. The two cars thus separated gainedspeed as they rolled down tho hill at this point. Afl theV passed through the upper part of the yards, "a brakeman observed them and suc- ceeded in hoarding- them as they rolled on the tipper railroad bridge and stopped them within 100 feet of the open draw. The draw had been opened to allow the passage of one of the Tracy boats, which was just passing through when the cars were brought-to a standstill. Had the run- aways continued on, they would have plunged down on a vessel which was freighted with human lives. Superintendent Bissell says the company had as yet obtained no clue to the partv who parted the coupling. UNEASINESS ABOUT A TRAIN. The train from New York, due here at p. m., had not been heard from since it left Hudson on time. It ia now two hours late. No information can be obtained at the station here. Some uneasiness prevails concerning The Strike Virtually Ended. CHICAGO, September 300 and 4GO men of the striking carpenters returned to work today, and the strike is practically at an end. Various questions are mooted, however, among the strikers. In some quarters, how- ever, it is hinted that the non-union men will be persuaded to join the nnion in order to get better wages, and that tfae fight will be re- sumed within ten days. It ia generally thought, however, that the trouble is over tilJ next spring- when a general walk-out is for.___________ Obstructing the Cars. PTTTSBCBG, Pa.f September special from Wheeling, Va., says: This morning an attempt was made by the company to rnr their electric street cars with men who had taken the places of strikers. One car was stopped aud held for an hour, while hooted and threw stones. Another car started and the same treatment. The lines are now obstructed in hundreds of places with trees, stones, boxes, railroad ties, etc., and any at tempt to ran cars will cause UguUfe A NEW SCHEME Wbteli Is to be of Benefit to Kentucky's Boom Town. CHATTAKOOGA, Tenn., September 4 H. Arnold, of The Middles- borough News, is in the city looking after the interest of the proposed railroad from Chatta- nooga to that point. The road, Mr. Arnold" believes, will be built. It has no connection with either tlio Louisville and Nashville off the Western and systems, but is an independent line. Tire general purpose is tc extend the line from Middlesborough north- ward and connect with Hmittngton's Chesa- peak ami Ohio. Tha route will lead ia s. direct line from Chattanooga to Kingstonr and then follow tlie course of tho Clinch rivez to a point thss side of the mountains from Miadlesboroug-L, The greut difficulty hitherto :n tlie way was ia getting through Cumberland Gap, the Louisville and Nashville and KnOx- ville roads using the same arid1 the projectors of the Chattanooga line were unable Co make satisfactory arrangements to get through the tunnel. This dimcalty is now- surmounted by an entrance through a gap os surface grade some miles south of Middieabor- ough.________________ ANOTHER HEAVY FAH.UKE. Sawyer, Wallace Co.. of New York, Make an NKW YORK. September Wallace Co., exporters of breadstuff.s and cotton, and dealers in Jcaf tobacco, at 18 Broadway, mada a general assignment today to Marshall Ayres, without preferences. Tbe assignment was filed shortly before the closing of the county clerk's office and the news, when it reached the street, created a groat sensation. Tho cause it, losses the tirui has sustained in their foreign option business. The firm bas branches in nineteen, or twenty European cities. In the pork deal last January the firm is said to have sustained losses of Claims for losses against European speculators arc among the nominal assets. It is estimated that the sum total of the nomi- nal absests will reach among which was included lost m the pork deal. It is believed that they have protected their interests in this country, and that their ch.ol losses, which may reach will be in London, and mainly on their porit dealings. But their business has many ramilications. MOUNTAINS OF SILVEK, Wliicli Enrich Several Virginia Capi- talists. control one-half of the capital stock of tho company jiibt formed to develop the ore about th.rty-five miles from Seattle, Wiiali., which are reported to be the richest in the 'u orlil. TheM1 jrent'emen ro- cently made over MOO.OOO each by tho sale a railroad in Washington, in which they were largely interested. These ore mines, which are claimed to be the most; valuable ever discovered, were found, tho ]and was purchased aud tho company formed before anybody except those interested knew what was going on. Tho lode has been traced '11 and all of this has been taken. In width it averages about 14 feet. It is c'aimed that the ore will assay fifty ounces of silver and (JO per cent lead to the ton. The company will spend the winter developing tho and next spring the reduction works will La started. ALL, OUJET IN GUATEMALA- A Telegram from SLiiiistur Kefer- eiice to the lleiiortod. Atta.dc. tVAsnEKGTOX, September telegram has been received at the state department from Mhrrtar Hiorr, at sayirg thafl tho forces aro being rapidly disbanded, and that peace ill be forinaJly declared next week. says notliing in regard to tlio Ear- ruudia incident, and makes no mention what- ever of the reported attacks upon luinself. North. Carolina's Steel and Iron Company G-KEKNSBoito, N. C., September correspondent ha.s at last been, able to get some inside facts in regard to tha action of the directors of the North Carolina Steel and Iron Company Captain J. J. New- man resigned the general management. Tha capital stock reduced from. to Tho price to be paid for tho Oro hill property is to bo .instead of 000. Of the S'JO.OQO paid for Ore hill, S. H. Wilev is to receive and J. J. Newman iSlfj.OOO; and finally, that the contract should be let and the furnace built as soon as possible. Fire in Anderson, S. C. ANDERSON, S. C., September J The handsome residence of Dr. M. C. Parker, west end, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The lire originated in a clothes closet on the upper floor, supposed to be from, matches. The ceiling and roof were ablaze before it was dis- covered, by tho inmates of the house. Tho alarm brought the lireinen to the rescue im- mediately. The contents of tho lower story, with handsome mantles, doors, sash, elc., saved. The house was a frame and burned rapidly, so only tho frame of tha lower story was saved, after a hard fight. Tho whole will have to be torn down. Accident on tlie Baltimore and Ohio. PITTWBITRG, September special to the Chronicle-Telegraph from JMannington, W_ Va., says: Early tins morning a freight train drawn by engine Ko. ran into the pickup on tho Baltimore and Ohio, jubt east of nin-xton, causing a terrible wreck. Engineer Cordell and an unknown man were killed and sixteen cars piled on top of each other. Tha wreck took fire and tbe cars and contents were almost totally destroyed. Traffic was delayed several The American Association. SARATOGA, N. Y., September 4 today's session of the American Bankers' Association, Bonds oi Bank Omcers and .Employes; Jay L. Terry, of St. Louis, expounded the national bankrupt Jaw, and Benjamin Wright read a paper on "Banking on tho Pacific Coast." Brought In tlie Survivors. LEWKS, Del., September British. steamer, Hay Green, from Huelva, lor Phila- delphia, has on board tho crow of the Swedish; bark, Anna Maria, from Mobile, July 29th, for "VVolgast, which was dismasted in a hurri- cane August 30tb, 200 miles north oi Bermuda. Captain JMotenseu was dead on board. Tho remainder of the crew were saved in an ex- hausted condition. The bark was fired when the crew abandoned her._______ Burnins Out tlie Greeks. SALONICA, September broke out almost simultaneously in four different parts of the town today and did a large amount of damage. The Greek and Jewish quarters were devastated. It is supposed the tires were set by incendiaries. The government at Athens will Bead too war ships to this port to protect Greek subjects.______ The Destruction of galonlca. SAI.ONICA, September cathedral and most of the public buildings have been destroyed. Twelve thousand houses are in ruins and the fire ia still burning. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. Purchases of tonds yesterday amounted to 400 four and a half per cents. Floods have cut off all communication between tae Bohemian spas. A banquet was given last night, at Munich in honor of Peters, tUe Africin traveler. It is now reported that the liabilities of Potter, Lovell Co., of Boston, will aggregate The Panama strikers have returned to worlr, tha company agreeing to pay them the former rate at wages. Tho trades-union congress In session at Liver- voted in. oi eight-h NEWSPAPER! ;