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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia jANTA TTJr YOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA... TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, PAGES. PRICE FIFE CENTS. A DOLLAR A VOTE, IF1MT WAS PAID IJf PLENTY OF REPUBLICAN BOODLE. Heed Returned to Congress By Nearly Double the Majority He Receivctl Be- u Ke-Eleeted. PORTLAND, Mo., September Speaker Keed is ro-electod by the- largest ever Sivon a candidate in this district. Complete returns from all but nve towns Eeed and Frank Jlr. Reed has received fewer votes than ho receh cd in 1888, but the jjreat falling off of the democratic vote, which later on in these dispatches, has democratic. SENDING THE NEWS TO BB2TKT. ACGUSTA, Me., September Mamoy, of the republican state committee, at midnight the following dispatch to President Harrison: Maine gives the largest republican majority larger raa- any presidential contest iijajui ILJ- ue ever received, exceeuinc -i-aoy. JDingley, Boutelle and Mllliken by majorities ranging from to AMD. Too I'ma Tree endorses youradminis- -ranon, and rem.tius lirm In ita advocacy of pro- U t0 industry and American "Wise Opens His Campaign. KICHKOSD, Va., September 4-ioii. George D. Wise formally opened his for congress today when he and Breekinridge, of Kentucky, addressed ta audience at Chesterfield court- the distinguished Kentuckian before the Powhattan club, at the Rich- mond theater. The building was packed to Utmost capacity, and the event was a red- one of tlie campaign. The speech of i ci was a grand' efEort, and great enthusiasm. Ha received an. on his appearance, and was applauded to Nortli Carolina Politics. JUixiGH. N. C., September E. C, Smith, of the democratic i committee, returned today IVashington city. As regards tho edito- nai attack on Senator Vance by Colonel Polk, this evening that there-will be no jUTOier attacks of that character in the official of the Farmers' Alliance. WJEBE TEJT, Bat They Proved Too Mucli for the Tlll- manltes. SPAETANBXTRG, S. C., September 8. [Spe- cial.] A little excitement was anticipated in the county convention held here today, aa it was overwhelmingly for Tilltnan; but the re- sult was proved a boomerang in the ranks of the victors. Dr. Bob Smith, Tillmaiiite can- didate for congress, acknowledged politi- cal boss of this section, was branded to his face as a contemptible wriggler who, when forced to a corner, would eat his own words, and ho sat and took his chastisement as tamely as any sucking dove. In consequence, the straight- out faction is howling itself deaf over what it regards as a victorious defeat. The business for the day election of delegates to the state conuention, wlriob. is shortly to nomi- nate a state ticket. An incidental feature was tho endorsement of tho delegates formerly elected to determine the manner of tho congressional election, as there was some doubt as to the validity of their rirst election. The race for congress is a hot and bitter one. Five candidates are in. the field, throe for and two against Till man. Three of these weie present Smith, Duncan and Shell. one, Smith, was a delegate. "When tho convention was called to order at 12 o'clook, 200 members weie in their seats. As only ten of these were straigh touts., no excitement was anticipated. Tlie county chairman was absent on account of sickness, and It. M. Smith was sent to tlie chair. Lancaster moved to nominate by b.illot, which was earned and afterwards defeated. Mr. Oliver nominated the following ticket, and Mr. Hettol moved that each delegate ex- press himself concerning Tillraan and the farmers' movement. All having passed tho crucial test oi political soundness, they were elected by acclamation. The former election of congressional delegates was ratified. Mr. llattel introduced a resolution endorsing Captain E. C. Bacon for state treasurer and Captain. H. L. Farley for adjutant general. Carried. And now tho trouble began. ,J. 'JT. Wood introduced a resolution to tho effect that tho convention should not support any man for congress who was a leprosontativo of, or was tln any way connected with, a cor- poration, ring, clique or any monopoly what- soever. Smith, a candidate, vacated tho chair in order to support the motion, making a speech of some length aud bitterness. At its conclu- sion it was proposed to send for Congressional Candidate Duncan, who it is well known, rep- resents theKichmond aud Danville railroad, and allow him to defend himself, and Major Duncan made a rousing speech which was well received by Uia audience. Captain G. "W. Shell, the author of the famous Shell manifesto, was present and was extended the courtesy of the door. His re- marks were of a personal nature and did not elicit much enthusiasm. Tho motion fl as then tabled amid the wildest shouts from the crowd of spectators who had, by this timf> iillrd the hall J. D. Leonard now came forward with a proposition to establish a farmers1 movement paper here, which should iuiboJy tho essence Tilimanistn reform and democracy. Dr. Smith supported it in a speech of some length, during tho course of which he berated the newspapers of the state for the careless and filse manner in which they reported tho speaker's remarks. Seeing William. Jones, editor of The Spartanburg Herald, in the au- dience, he called upon hiin to explain an ap- parent misquotation in his" last issue. Dr. Smith woke up the wrong passenger, and ia now doubtless kicking himself with a vigor that is merciless. It seems that The Herald, in giving a synopsis of The Greenville NewVs report, said that Dr._Smith had "retched pain- fully" over some retractions which he had been forced to make, and it vias this that ho claimed was not in the first report. Mr. Jones said: "As to the right or propriety of this demo- cratic county couvontioil's establishing an organ to voice accurately the sentiments of Dr. K. M. Smith, T have nothing to say. But the assertion that I have ever dishonestly or un- fairly misrepresented him is false. I did not pretend to copy tho article of The News in full. I had not space for it. The expression he complains of was not a quotation and was not worded as such. Whether he rotched or not I do not know; but this I do any man who can wrig- gle and squirm and take back and eat his words as Dr. Smith did without having the bellyache, has less moral sense and less re- gard for the truth than I gave Mr. Smith credit for. If I misrepresented him it because he was a better and houester man than he proclaims himself today, and he is the only man I know who could go through such a performance without retch- ing." Mr. Jones spoke for half an hour and his re- marks were scathing and pitiless. Dr. Smith was utterly crushed by tho accusation and though a motion which he was supporting was before the house, lie moved to adjourn as soon as Mr. Jones sat down. The motion was carried amid the wildest cheers from the sis or seven hundred specta- tors. ----------e---------- CONGRESSMEN. Nominations Made and That Are to be Made. NASHVILLR, Tenn., The republicans of the fifth congressional district have nominated Hon. Peyton C, Smithsou, of Lewisbnrg, Marshall county, to succeed Hon. James D. Richardson, the pres- ent incumbent, who is a democrat. Tho pro- hibitionists today issued a call for a con- gressional convention to bo held at "Winchester September Sir. Richardson will, there- fore, be opposed by two candidates. There are now only two candidates for tlia democratic nomination for congress in the seventh district. These are Hon. C. Whitthorne, the present incumbent, and Colonel N. N. Cox. The convention will meet at Columbia on "Wednesday next. There is only one avowed democratic candi- Joseph E. Washington, the pres- ent the nomination in sixth district. The convention will meet at Kashville September 18th, and the republican convention for the same district will be held at Springfield on the same day. Mississippi's Public Printing. IUJT printing tho convn uj-uin, tion and ordinances. The bid of B. L. Mar- tin, of The New TVIississippian, was accepted, the price being per page; the number of copies to be printed 5.000.______ Protests Against the Conjjor Bill. MONTGOMERT, Ala., September grams have been sent to Alabama senators to- day "urging every effort ,to defeat the Conger lard bill on the ground that it will be a ca- lamity to the south. Tho price of seed has fallen 28 per cent already in consequence of. the probability of its passage by congress. Robert Garrett Very NEW YOBK, September cable dis- gitch to The Mail and Express says Robert arrrett is very ill again with Ma old trouble at Aochen, Switzerland, where it has become necessary to biro a villa to care for hita. Dr. Jacobi, Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Garrett's father and brother, are with him. Xtiverpool Buyers on Hand. NEW YORK, were eight or ten prominent English cotton buyers at tho cotton exchange today. They nad just ar- from Liverpool. Their main mission is to go south to look over the cotton crop pros- pects and to make contracts foz cotton for future EEED FOE, PRESIDENT, IS WHAT THE OFTXE SIAIlff! AiRD A VERY BLACK EYE FOR ELAINE The Democrats Did Not Contribute Any Bfoner for tho Campaign, Wlitle tlie Republicans Had Barrels ot It. WASHINGTON, September The news from Maine tonlght.that Spcakerj Keed has been re-elected to congress created' no surprise. It was expected. His large ma- jority is duo to the fact that while tlie repub- lican organization in his district aided financially from the outside, not a dollar of democratic money was sent into tho distiict, and very little was spent tlioie. A democratic member of congress, who is very bitter agamst Reed, said tonight that he had gone aronnd among tho democratic members of tho house a few weeks ago and asked each to subscribe to a fund to be spout to defeat Reed's re- election. !Not a single man would subscribe, and the democratic congressional committee would iiotput up a dollar However, that was because the committee has nothing. Chair- man Fion-er had to put up the money to rent quarters, buy furniture and pay clerk hire. It seems that no money whatever can bo raised. Neither the democratic congressmen nor out- side democrats seemed disposed to subscribe to tho the chances are that each dem- ocratic candidate for congress this fall will have to hustle entirely for himself. They will get no aid from tho committee. The refusal from tho democratic members to subscribe funds to defeat Keed would scorn that they care more for boodle than for party. As it is, Keed has an even larger majority than of two years ago and there is no chanco of his being unseated, en though the next house should bo largely democratic. His majority is "too largo. WHAT HIS HE-ELECTION MEANS. The ro-oiecfcion of Reed by tho largest ma- jority he has over received, means a defeat for Mr. Elaine, and means tbat, to a certain ex- tent, the old Blame crowd that has controlled the politics of Maine for years past, has been turned down. It's no secret that Elaine and Keed are enemies, and that Mr. Blaine would not have regretted Keed's defeat. It is also well known that neither Elaine nor any of his close political friends did a single thing to aid !Mr. Reed in his contest. Indeed, Mr. Ulaiue did not even mention Reed iu his recent speech in Maine, neither has he writ- ten a letter advocating Reed's re-election, although he took occasion to to Ohio ad- vising tho republicans that state to return KcKiuley. lie complimented Milliken in his recent speech, but not a word did he say about Reod, nor did he mention the work or re- forms of the Maine tyrant. Every one knew what this neglect to Keed meant, Blaine was opposed to the methods of his political rival aud therefore opposed to his ro-olection. Tonight Reed's friends here are enthusiastic. They say he has buried Blaiuo politically and the next candidate Maine puts forward for the presidential nomination will be Thomas Brackett Keed, indeed Rood's success today means he is a candidate for the republican presidential nomination for 1802. CLAKKSON AS EDITOR. Senator Quay and his friends who recently purchased Tho Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph for tho purpose of making it a Delamater organ, are endeavoring to secure "Headsman" Clnrkson, ex-assistant postmaster general, as editor. It is understood, however, that Mr. Clarkson will not accept. Ite ia after bigger game. lie has hopes of becoming editor of Tho Chicago Tribune. It is undeistood that a syndicate of TI ealthy republicans has boon. formed for the pur- chase of that n paper from Joseph. Medill, its owner. Two million dollars have been put in tho pool for that purpose. The Tribune has boon shockingly heterodox on the question of tho tariff and protection. It is in- tended, should the purchase be made, to make Tho Tribune an orthordox high tariff and pro- tection organ. Postmaster General Wauama- ker is said to be a heavy subscriber to the pool. Mr. Grimes has been requested by a number of members of the house to become a candi- date for the clerkship, in the event that the next house is democratic. The salary is the same as that of a member, and it is a position generally sought after by ex-members. How- ever, Georgia could not have both speaker and clerk, and Mr. Grimes will stand aside in the interest of Judge Crisp for speaker. DENNING'S Although many letters and telegrams from Augusta, protesting against Denning's -con- firmation aa postmaster, have been received here within the past few days, Senator Col- quitt has given up all hopes of defeating tho confirmation. He said today he feared ajhat Denning would be confirmed or Thursday. E. "W. B. TIio World's Fair Commission. RALEIGH, N. C., September Under the act creating the commission to manage the world's Columbian exposition at Chicago, there is required to bo a board of lady managers. These will be composed of two managers, "with alternates, and its mem- bers will be appointed by the commissioners from the respective states. Colonel A. B. Andrews, one of the North Carolina commissioners, today appointed Mrs. George "VT, Kidder, of Wilmington, to this po- sition. Colonel Andrews leaves tomorrow for Chicago to attend a very important meeting of the commission. This will close the site for the exposition, which ia certain to be on the lake shore. Colonel Andrews says be- yond question the exposition will fte a grand one, and that everything is being done to in- sure a success in every particular. An Old Sporting Fellow. Tex.. September O'Leary, whose record as a pedestrian was at one time unbroken by anyono in this or the old country, is at present in this city acting as book agent. While Dan has no intention of ever again plodding tlie padded circle, he is as sanguine and entertaining in his narratives of sporting affairs as ever. He still retains the handsome and costly medals and trophies won during his many successful contests. Fining the Gamblers. JACKSOS, Miss., The mayor has been trying patties ar- rested Joi gambling, the first one being con- victed by a jury. The others plead guilty, and fines were imposed on Bill Miller lor Bill Albrecht S200, Josh Richards Joe Sim- mons In addition to tine and costs, ten days' imprisonment was imposed, whicli was suspended during future good behavior. The Company Reorganized. RICHMOND, Va., September Even- ing State Newspaper company has been re- organized as follows; "WiHiam Ryan, pres- ident, vice Richard F. Eierne, 'believed to be nopelessly ill; W. Archer, vice president; E. B. Ghestermon, secretary; John practical newspaper men. POLITICS IN INDIANA. WMTINC TO SEE WHAT IT WILL DO To Strengthen the Republican Party jHCas Been The Democratic State Ticket a Strong: One. POLis.Ind., September political narties and tho Farmers'Alli- ance of Indiana are just now waiting to see what will bg done by the republican state con- vention, which convenes in this city Septem- ber 10th, to regain its position which has been "so greatly weakenedj by the administration's treatment of the old soldiers and its failure to furnish a treasury teat to every man who worked for Harrison in "tho lato unpleasantness." I do not boliove the machinations of the republican congress has affected tho vote in Indiana to any great ex- tent. For perhaps there is not such a groat proportion of the voters in any state in the union that believes that the means to accom- plish political supremacy are justified by the ends sought, so long as a revolt may be tided over successfully. No doubt the republican leaders in this state are now straining their endeavors to make the result of the convention as laudatory of the party and tho administration as possible. It has many groat breaches to bridge not only in personal fights, but in organized endeavor by different factions to show their strength in the state. The farmers must he taken oare of. That fact is evident to all sides in tho contest. Tho administration still controls the republican machine in the state, despite the reports that the president's choice for chairman of the state central committee, "Boss" Michener, would shortly enter upon various duties iu Washing- ton and direct Harrison's cause in Indiana as a dead letter. It is not dead, except in the eves of those who blind themselves, and Mr. Michenor is today exerting all his energies toward a. vigorous Harrison campaign in the state to secure a solid delegation for the president in the next national repub- lican convention. The only theory advanced against this is that the Gresliam followers have secured control of the republican ma- chine, in which there is not any truth. The Gresham men controlled tho republican con- vention of Marion county about two months ago, and a few people claim that they are to presenting Gresham's name to the national convention, but many of Gresham's former most earnest supporters declare that he lias no intention of being a candidate. If their statements be true, then Governor Hovoy is undoubtedly booming himself lor vice president under a Greshani-boom bushel. In him it is plausible to believe_rises and sets tho hope of Indiana's anti-Harrison republicans for a representation on the national ticket. Hovey was one of the most earnest Gresham supporters in the .state. That his present mecca is the vice residency of the United States is very evi- ent. He is conceded by everybody to be a candidate lor something. His work so far has been entirely national in its of championing the cause of the old soldiers for service pensions. He figures that Harrison will laid, on theslielf .early in tha battle and joining a combine witb. Algor, oi Michigan, will throw the Indiana delegation in that direction. While he and Alger are thus united in the soldiers' cause to capture either thonomination for the presidency or tho vice presidency, one's success mo ant, tho others death. Mr. Hovey believes that if Michigan is not given the big plum that stato will rise up in arms against all western states and throw the first nomination east. Only a day or two ago, Hovey's private secretary assorted to your correspondent that James G-. Blaine be tho next republican nominee for president. If that bo the case, the western states, as well as the 6ld soldiers, would de- mand the vice presidency, Hovey, of In- diana, is tho only man in sight that would nil the requirements. The above is tho condition of Indiana poli- bicsasTiowod nationally. Now tho state can be considered locally as to its political com- plexion more advantageously. At present it is demanded that the republicans place a ticket of almost unprecedented strength in the field for state oMcers. It is dubious it they can do this in the face of having so many sides endeavoring to show their strength to give them precedence in the campaign before the national convention. The democrats having no sore spots to heal, except in one instance, placed a ticket in tho field at its state con- vention, August 28th, of which tho indepeud ent papers said: "Taken as a whole, the ticket is one of the strongest over put up for public discussion and consideration in the sta'o of Indiana." On that ticket is Claude a farmer of clean character and great foice, and whose nomination has done much to win the respect and, perhaps, the votes of the .Farmers' Alliance. As for the latter's force in the present campaign it cannot be measured with any degree of certainty, but that it is power- ful ana impends danger to both parties is so evident that tho greatest attention is given it by both sides. It will encroach upon tho strength of tho democracy in the state and un- doubtedly control legislation in the state, if, indeed, it does not give the republic- ans a majority in the legislature over the democrats. In any event it is conceded the farmers of Indiana will shape the legislation of the next assembly in Indiana. The fact that the granger organizations will effect the democrats more than the repub- licans is due to the southern counties having been organized first. The democratic strength in the state lies in thoso counties. Many ol the counties in the northern part, which are itrongly republican, have no organizations .it all. There are four organizations in the Farmers' Alliance, tho Mutual Benefit Association, the Grange aud the Patrons ol Industry, all of which are pulling together with an aggregate member- ship of nearly In several counties where both of the old parties have failed to place farmer candidates on the ticket, they have run independent candidates. THJETT CIiINCHED AKI> A. Society founfl: Man Calls Upon a Birm- ingham Editor. BIKBONQHAM, Ala., Church, editor and proprietor of The Sunday Graphic, was assaulted in his office today by Dan Kinnebrom, a prominent young society man. The men clinched and fell to the floor, and Church's right shoulder was broken. That was the only serious injury to either party. In tus paper yesterday, Church published a story to the effect that Kinnebrom iiad been getting up germane and charging the young men who attended more than the actual, expenses. Kinnebrom. wrote a card of retrac- Sion and apology and tgok it to Church to sign. The latter refused, und_tbe fight followed. A Distillery Destroyed. LOUISVILLE, Ky., September Koach jrain distillery, at Uniontown, Ky.r burned yesterday with several thousand' gallons of -whisky. Loss, "'insured for The fire is believed to have been incendiary. The distillery plant was recently purchased by fche Mntual liistillery Company, an eastern concern, from John Roach for The government warehouse was saved. Ho tost His Balance .and manNGHAM, Ala., September Marinatt. a Frenchman, met a horrible death near Buckside, fifteen miles from here, yesterday. He climbed to the top of a tree to gather wild grapes and losing his balance fell to the ground. Nearly every bone in Iii3 body was broken, Marinatt's family are pn their way from. Prance, but he "will "be buried before they get here. THJC WKECKEBS. It Is Believed That Reed Is Aiding- tlie Officers. ALBANY. N. Y., September Reed and John Kienian, the former a Central-Hud- son freight brakeman, and John Cordial, a freight conductor, are under arrest, charged with'being concerned in the wrecking of the Montreal express, near Greenbush, last week. Reed was arrested first, and indications go to show that he made some disclosures which led to the arrest of the others. All were strikers and all Knights of Labor. Reed is given a rather bad character. ANOTHBK ATTEMPT AT WRECKING. POUGHKEKPSJE, N. Y., Sept. desper- ate attempt was made tonight to wreck the fast St. Louis and Cliicago express, which leaves New York on the Central railroad at 8 p. m. The train was stopped for a danger sig- nal south of Old Troy, which is 500 yards fouth of New Hamburgh drawbridge. Two minutes previous a flagman discovered several ties standing end. ways in a culvert near Old Troy and when he took hold of one of them to rcmoye it he lired upon from the bushes on the east side of the track. Knowing that the fast express nearly due he rau southward and set the dan- ger signal, which stopped the train. The tiagman said ties stuck up above the rails and would have certainly thrown the train from the track. The fast train was composed of seven or eight sleeping cars, all full, two ordinary passenger coaches and baggage car. .There wero eight ties on the np train track. There were also two ties placed along the side of tho rail to- ard tho south so as to ditch the train. ACCIDENTS ON XHK RAIL. Two Trains Collide Xcar Accident on tho Baltimore and Ohio. LoGKFOttT, N. September min- utes past 4 o'clock this morning, two North Shore limited trains, one going east, the other west, collided with terrific force on the Cen- tral track, near tho station, in this cjty. En- gine 692, of the train going east, was tele- scoped by engine 735, of the western train, and they now stand locked together, with their smoke-stacks nearly touching each other. By the force of the collision the tender of the east-bound train, was forced back over half its length into Wagner buffet car 42, and Bag- gageman W. R. Fiedler, of Now York city, was instantly killed. The tender of engine 735 was also driven n a like manner into the buffet car 419. The engineer of this Bradley, of a compound fracture of both legs, and Fireman William Houston, also of Syracuse, received abaci nesh wound of one thigh and severe cuts on the head. No other injuries of any account aro reported, although passengers on, botli trains were badly shocked by the force of the collision. As these trams do not stop at this station passengers wore only saved by the square interlocking of ;ho engines. Hafl the collision occurred but ;wo or three rods to the east one train would lave cut the other in two and the loss of life would hare been appalling. The west-bound Tain is due hero at o'clock a. in. and was, therefore, over half an hour behind time. Their meeting place is Sanborn, twelve miles west of this city.__________ A "Wl'enfc on thft Qh-ia- Pmsnupo, September special to Tho Chronicle-Telegraph from "Wheeling says: About 1 o'clock this morning two east and freight trains met n a terrible on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, at Board-Tree tunnel, about ;hirty miles east of here. A wrecking train has been sent out. It is known that both en- ;mes and a dozen cars were entirolyjdestroyed, nd the wreck took lire. Engineers Demimck Ivelley and Charles Trickbrein and an un- known man, supposed to be a tramp, were al- nost instantly killed. The fate of the firemen ia not known. BUKBOWS AGAIN. Ho Successfully Eludes the Detectives and Escapes to His Old Haunts., Ala., September Jackson, of the Southern Ex- press Company, and Detective Stewart, of the Oauibvillo and Nashville, passed .hrough here today on their return from Flor- ida, the pursuit Burrow s having been abandoned in that state. The e think that Burrows has quit Ins Florida haunts and will go back to his friends in Lamar county. Although the detectives weie not in- clined to talk, it is very evident they are much discouraged over the situation. The trail of the robber was near Brewtpn, Ala., and doubtless he is now in the wilds of Lamar county, this state. It will take a regiment of soldiers to aislodge him from his lair in the mountain passes of that region. COUX.D NOT LIVE IN POVERTY. An Aged Farmer Taltcs Hie Life by Cutting1 His Tli rout. ASHVILLE, Tenn., September The body of William Neeld, an old aud well-known farmer of Lincoln county, was krand yesterday afternoon in a pond a short distance north of Fayettevillo, Tenn. His Jiroat was cut from ear to ear. Neeld's hat was found 011 the bank and in ic was a note 10 his son'reading as follows: "Dear cannot live in poverty longer. I have done niy best. Good bye." Neeld leaves a wife ind several children. He was postmaster of Fayottoville under Andrew Johnson. STAMEO AFTER PAT CAI.HOUN. A New Town to Be Built on tho Sa- vannah. River. ANDEKSON, S. The Western Carolina Land and Improve- ment Company was organized here today with a capital of to build a town at the crossing of the Savannah Valley and the Georgia, Carolina and Northern roads, thirty- six miles from here on the Savannah river. The directors are H. K. McCnlly, W. W. Humphreys, W. F. Cox, J. J. Fretwell, J. D. Maxwell and O. Geisbarg, of Anderson, and Pat Calhoun, of Atlanta. Mr. McCulIy will president. The town will be named for Mr. Calhoun. factories are to be built at the falls of the river where horse-power can be ob- ;ainod. Electric railroads, are to be built at once._______________ FOK BETTE'E Southern Afternoon Papers Formed an Organization Yesterday. aHAM, Ala., September lepresentativos of afternoon papers in nearly ill southern cities met here today and organ- zed the Southern Afternoon Press bureau. The capital stock was fixed at and the general offices -will be located at New Orleans. D. E. Gilbert, of the Dallas, Tex., Herald, was jlected president; J. Pinckney Smith, of The Sew Orleans States, secretary nnd manager, and J, C. Burch, of The Nashville Herald, treasurer. A committee was appointed to make arrangements with a telegraph company to handle the service, and with one of the regular press associations for an' exchange of news. It is expected to have the service in operation in thirty days. Tbe Locomotive Brotherhood. SAN FRANCISCO, September second biennial convention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen was opened here this morning. Grand Master Frank P. Sargent, of Terra Haute, Ind., presided. In accordance with the constitution of the order, the ceodings v.-illbo conducted with closed doors. Every one of the 420 lodges comprised in the order was represented. A DUEL IN A SALOON. WHICH HE LOANED HIS ANTAGONIST, A Birmingham City Official and a Locomo- tive Bleet In a .Saloon and Settle a Cause. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., September A sensational duel to the death was fought in a saloon on First avenue this afternoon. The principals were Thomas H. Bennett, warden of the city prison and a local politician of note, and "Will Hardeman, a locomotive en- gineer. Bennett was shot four times and killed and Hardeman received a bad -nound in the arm. The men had a difficulty some time ago about a woman, and meeting in the saloon this afternoon, it was renewed. Eye witnesses say Bennett come and fight it out then and there, at tha same time drawing a pistol. Hardeinan swered that he was not armed. Bennett drew another pistol and handed it to Hardeman. Then the shooting commencedp and eight or ten shots wero fired. Bennett sank to the floor with four bullets in his body and died in a few minutes. Hardeman was arrested. Bennett came here eight years from Cincinnati. He has been a prominent leader in all labor and political movements, and was president of a democratic club, which bore his name. He leaves a Wife and several children. THE CHINESE W1ZX WOKK And TIios Pay for an English Educa- tion. RALEIGH, N. C., September A school for Chinese, to winch the name of Oriental Academy is given, was opened yester- day at Kelly's, in Bladin county. Seven pupils are present, and more will arrive next week. Seven of the pupils came direct from Canton, China. The school, which has good buildings, is on a large farm, and the system will be tha industrial one. The school is designed for Chinamen desirous of obtaining an English, cducatym, but who aro prevented, by race prejudice or lack of fund-3, from entering an American school. There is no charge for in- struction, board Or books, as the students will work in the shops and meet the expenses. Printing will be taught and a paper, Tha hinese Advocate, will be printed. The school .s strictly uon-sectarian, and is under the auspices of a company of leading Chinamen, who are aided by missionaries. Rov. "Walter P. King is the principal, with Professor Yan Phon Lee, a young Chinaman, who is a graduate of Tale, as assistant. Eev. BIr. King is a Pennsylvanian, but married -a Xorth Carolina ady, whose home is at Kelly's. He and his wife went north to prepare for missionary work, and labored among the Chinese in se% eral of the large cities. This led to the establish- ment of the Oriental Academy. TO ALABAMA'S A Regular Army Officer Maltes Some In- terestiufir Suggestions. MONTGOMERY, Ala., September Charles P. Jones, adjutant of the state, received this morning tho advance sheets of the report of First Lieuten- ant S. "Vf. Taylor, adjutant of the Fourth Ar- illery U. S. A., who was appointed by tho war department to inspect the encampnient of the regiment of Alabama state troops held ia July, at Houston's grove, near Selina. The reports calls attention to the fact that neither lieutenant colonel, the major, nor tho sugeon were present during the entire en- campment. In concluding his report Lieu- tenant Taylor makes some suggestions v.hicli at military headquarters here are regarded not only of local interest, but of interest to the military of every other state. First, that tho state furnish uniforms for its soldiers and not require them to make an outlay which many can ill afford; that all the companies be uni- 'ormed alike and that only one kind of nui- form undress, be furnished. 2. That competitive drills be done with as tending to destroy regimental inde. engendering bitter feelings of envy ,vhich might, under some circumstances, easily ead to unsoldierly and mutinous conduct. 3. That officers and men be paid a cer- tain amount per diem service while in camp. In closing his report Lieutenant Taylor says, 'The different staff departments of the regi- ment exist only in name. They are not, run. 011 any basis." A RACE Some Unruly Negroes Firo Forty or Fifty Shots into a White Mail's House. NASHVILLE, Tenn., September race war has broden out in the six- ;eenth district of Madison county. Negroes for some timo have been cutting ;he wire fences around J. K. Young's pasture, and Young threatened them. About two weeks ago four or negroes drew their guna on him. Young had them arrested, and they were" placed under bond. Last night a mob of nearly fifty negroes at a late hour went to Young's and fired forty or ifty shots into his house. Believing that they lad killed the family they began shooting the) hogs and cattle. Fortunately none of the shots hit Young or his famiiy. Young has se- cured a posse of friends, and if tliey any urther trouble are going to exterminate the negroes from the community. A Florida Fire. GAINESVILLE, Fla., September A fire at Alachua, Fia., on September Gtb, mrned the two-story frame hotel and furui- of F. E. "Williams. Loss about insurance Fire originated in second story. Cause not known. Smallpox In Texas. HIGHLAND, Tex., ?ive cases of sinallnox broke out in one Iy here today. This place has been quaran- tined by neighboring towns. Accidentally Shot. GALVESTOK, Tex., September Albert Brown, aged twenty, while out Imnt- ng yesterday accidentally shot his head off. PB BRE VITIES. A hurricane in the north or Italy yesterday did much damage. Several hundred dockmen etrucUJworlc in Liver- The conEtitational convention of Kentucky met yesterday at Frankfort, George Washiueton, of Newport, in tlie cbair. Judge Christiancy, ex-United State" senator and. minister to Peru, died yesterday at Lansing, alien., after a lingering illness. It is positively fatated that Major Holding Hall, of Elmore, is a candidate for congress in the third Alabama district. The convention meets at Good- water "Wednesday next. The brakemen and switchmen employed on tho Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati railroad, at Findlay, O., went out on strike yesterday on, ac- count ol wages trouble. Horace G. republican, was appointed by Governor Taylor, of Tennessee, today to fill a va- cancy caused by the resignation of Police Com- missioner J. H. Mcssick. The republicans of the second congressional district of South Carolina have nominated South, colored, as their candidate. This district ia rcp- -esentsd by George D. TiUman, who trill probably opposiUuu in party tq jus noimaa--r IN SPA PERI NEWSPAPER ;