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THE FIELD OF LABOR —SEETHING CAUL-
DRON OF EUROPEAN INTRIGUE —FIRES,
SUICIDES, ETC. —NOTED DEAD.
An unknown man jumped into the
river from Prospect Park, at Niagara
Falls, and w r as carried over the Falls.
A mob of about 300 persons assembled
on Monday in Madrid, and another out
break occurred, but the rioters were scon
dispersed by the police.
The Vatican authorities at Rome ex
press satisfaction with the election of
Mr. Harrison, at whose hands the Catho
lics of America are not expected to suf
i The Steam Gauge and Lantern Compa
ny’s plant in Rochester, N. Y., was en
tirely destroyed by fire. At least seven
lives were lost. Loss upwards of $200,-
Mr. Keely, the celebrated motor man,
of Pennsylvania, is to be lodged in jail
in the course of a few days, unless he
comes into court and reveals the secrets
A stage was stopped near Downieville,
Ca.,, by masked highwaymen, and an
express package containing bullion and
coin, amounting to about $22,500 ."was
rifled of (ts contents.
Sir Charles Warren, the chief of the
London police, has tendered his resigna
tion in consequence of the severe criti
cisms of his conduct in connection with
the Whitechapel murders.
The Paris Temps and other journals, re
gard the speech made by Baron Deßret
enil at the royalist banquet at Marseilles
as an indication of the abdication of the
monarchists in favor of Boulanger.
The Cunard steamship Umbria, called
“the ocean greyhound,'-’ collided on
Sunday off Rockaway, Long Island, with
the steamship Iberia, The stern of the
latter vessel was almost cut off, and she
sank. No passengers were injured.
A powerful American syndicate is
about to b/; formed for the purpose of
building railroads in Siberia. Besides
a large subsidy, the Russian government
will give four million roubles yeaily for
the transportation of mails and convicts.
The managers of the Spearman, Doug
lass & Mobcl and Claire furnaces, at
Sharon, Pa., have reduced the wages of
their employes fifteen cents per day. The
prospects are that all the furnaces will
be in blast all Winter. Henderson fur
nace will resume next week, after a long
Joseph Chamberlain, the distinguished
British statesman, arrived at New York
from England. He started for Washing
ton on the congressional train, where his
marriage with Miss Endicott, daughter
of the Secretary of War, is announced to
take place at once.
Referring to the statement that the
Pope is negotiating for diplomatic rela
tions with Russia as a card placed against
Germany, the North German Gazette says
Russia and Prussia have a common inter
est. Any concession made by the Pope
to Russia must be of advantage to Ger
». L. Botts, an insurance broker, aged
thirty-five years, shot himself through
the head at the Hotel Royal, in New York
•on Tuesday and died within an hour.
Disappointment over the election and fi
nancial losses caused by it led him to
drinking. Botts was a member of the
famous Boots family of Virginia.
There was a wholesale discharge of
workmen from the navy yard at Ports
mouth, N. H., in the department of con
struction, including all hands.in the boat
shop but one apprentice; also the ship
wrights and laborers. This stops all
work on the training ships. Saratoga
and Portsmouth, now under repair.
The blockade of the East African coast
will extend from Cape Gradafur. Mass
worth to Madagascar. The German
squadron will be increased by three ves
sels. The blockade which has been
sanctioned by the sultan, has been defer
red for a week at the request of the
•,. British consul, in order to give time for
withdrawal of the English mission at
The Knights of Labor convention in
Indianapolis, Ind., was called to order
Tuesday by General Master Workman
Powderly. There were three lady dele
gates in attendance, and besides there
were other ladies present, connected with
the order. About 125 delegates were
in the hall when the* session opened, and
the total number of persons connected
officially with it was about 150.
A fire on Tuesday destroyed Watson’s
Store, extending from 150 to 156 Funnun
street, which are about midway between
Fulton and Wall street ferries, Brooklyn,
N. Y. The fire was prevented from
spreading to limbecks A Robert's stores
adjoining. The cause of the fire is not
known, but it originated somewhere
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1888.
about the engine room. Loss on grain
is about $400,000, and on machinery
$25,000. Loss on the building is about
sloo,ol'o, making a total of $500,000.
In the English House of Commons in
the debate on estimates in connection
with the- supreme couit of judicature,
Louis J. Jennings (conservative), moved
to reduce the appropriation by a consid
erable sum. Lord Randolph Churchill
approved the proposed reduction. lie
said that the money squandered cn court
officials was a public scandal and nation
al disgrace, amounting to a malversa ion
of public money on a large scale. Mr.
Jenning’s motion to reduce the estimates
was rejected by a vote of 148 to 129.
Two farmers, Hiram Rotter and Wil
liam Ashley, living in Custer county,
Nebraska, called on a neighbor named
Halstcin, to sec him about some furniture
which had disappeared from the
school house in that section. Ashley
and Rotter were directors. They failed
to return and after waiting some time,
their friends became suspicious, and in
stituted search for them. On Tuesday
they satv some hogseating at some object
in a hay stack in Halstein’s field, and
going to the spot found the dead bodies
of the two directors. Rotter’s face had
been badly eaten by the hogs. Halstcin
cannot be found, and it is believed he
took the team which the men had, and
left the country.
A vigilance committee, composed of
over one hundred prominent citizens, of
the Creek nation, in the Indian Territory,
was formed for the purpose of capturing
or driving from the nation, a band of
desperadoes, who have long been oper
ating in that section, making both life
ind property very unsafe. They sur
rounded the house of Abe Carr, in which
the notorious Barrett gang were con
cealed, and demanded their surrender.
The reply came in the form of a volley
from their rifles. A battle ensued, and
Mose Mclntosh, a prominent citizen of
the nation and a member of the commit
tee was killed, and one of the despera
does was killed and two others wounded.
An accident that is remarkable in rail
road history for the miraculous escape ol
its passengers from fatal injury, 'hap
pened on the Air Line Road Monday
morning near Folsom, a small station '
ninety-nine miles north of Atlanta, Ga.
Train No. 53 left Atlanta at 7.10 a. m.
on Monday. It was made up of bag
gage, mail and express cars, first and
second class passenger coaches, and a
new and elegant vestibule sleeper, the
“Swannanoca.” The train was well
loaded. Among them were Rev. Dr.
Henry McDonald, C. Kauffman, travel
ing salesman for Hirsch Bros ; Jacot
Steinheimer, tobacco merchant; R. L.
Williams, traveling passenger agent ol
the Memphis & Little Rock Road. W.
Y. Holland, of Hartwell, Ga., was also
a passenger. The train arrived at Toc
coa on time and left there at 10.25. •
Near that place the company has a force I
of men at-work laying new steel rails, and i
the train was running at reduced speed
when the accident occurred. Near Fol
som, a small station six miles north of
Toccoa, the engine and tender passed
safely qver a new rail that had not beer
securely fastened to the crossties, their !
weight either breaking or displacing it.
The mail car struck the broken or mis- |
placed rail, and jumping the track went I
tumbling down a fifteen foot embank- ;
ment, almost a total wreck. Down the I
embankment rolled the baggage and ex- >
press cars, followed by the coaches and I
sleeper, and the wreck was complete, ;
The following is a list of those injured f
in the wreck: Postal Clerk Shumate, i
seriously injured, being bruised inter- i
nally; Postal Clerk Allison, bruised in- }
terually, injuries serious, but not likely j
fatal; E. L. Russell, a director of the !
Mobile & Ohio, and general counsel for !
the road, hand cut and spine injured;
J. D. Beale, Montgomery, Ala., wounded
in the hand with broken glass, and
slightly burned while assisting passen
gers from the sleeper; Harry D. Zeigler, j
Philadelphia, shoulder dislocated; J. P.
Jones, express messenger, Lynchburg,
sevir- scalp wounds; W. Y. Holland,
painfully bruised, and tongue badly in
jured. C. Kauffman, J. M. Wood and R.
E. Seligman, of Galveston, Texas, J. E.
Waxelbaum, of Macon, the conductor
and trainmen, were ail slightly injured.
The official returns of the vote for gov- !
ernor of Indiana were completed on ’
Tuesday. The total gubernatorial vote ;
was 536,624 against 495,000, for gov
ernor in 1884. Gen. Hovey, Republican,
263,194; Col. Matson, Democrat, 261,-
003; Hughes, Prohibitionist, 9,776; :
Milroy, Labor, 2,661; Hovey’s plurality
is 2,191 against 1.392 for Governor Gray
in 1884. The official returns on presi- I
dential electors are not yet complete, but i
returns thus fur indicate that the presi- j
dential vote was only a few hundred in I
excess of the gubernatorial.
A CONDENSATION OF HAPPEN
INGS STRUNG TOGETHER.
MOVEMENTS OF ALLIANCE MEN —BAIL-
ROAD CASUALTIES—THE COTTON CROP
—FLOODS —ACCIDENTS —CROP RETURNS.
There was a slight frost at Decatur on
Monday and a white frost Tuesday morn
ing, with ice in many places. Tender
vegetation is killed. Five new cases of
yellow' fever are reported. Nearly all
recent cases have been amongst nurses
and persons greatly exposed, and all have
been mild. A great many refugees have
W. A. Schumaker, the postmaster at
Carbon Hill, was shot and instantly
Jiilledby his wife, who is only seventeen
years of age. Schumaker was much
dejected over the result of the election
and began drinking heavily. He quar
reled with his wife, threatening to kill
her. He attacked her with a knife, but
she succeeded in disarming him, and
begged him to spare her life. Schumaker,
who seemed to have become a maniac,
then seized the kerosene oil car and,
cursing his young wife, told net he
would pour oil on her and burn her up.
As he attacked her the second time she
drew a pistol and shot him through the
heart, killing him instantly.
Dave Kinney and John Cunningham,
tivo policemen, of Gadsden, went to a
negro house to make an arrest, and in the
performance of his duty, Mr. Kinney was
murdered in cold blood by a negro
named Charles Johnson, alias Holmes.
The officers were not after Holmes, but
he (Holmes) interfered and told Kinney
to leave the house, drawing a shotgun on
him. Kinney, not being properly armed,
started to leave, but turned back on
reaching the door, and was shot through
the stomach. Scarcely had the shooting
occurred before the whole town was in a
high state of excitement, and about 100
armed men started on the murderer’s
track. As soon as the negro fired the
fatal shot, he and the other man tied to
the mountains. A reward of two hun
dred dollars has been offered by
Disque for the murderer’s arrest.
During a Republican demonstration in
Atlanta on Monday night, several ne
groes, under the influence of liquor, be
came very disorderly and attacked a
posse of police. Officer Green had one
of his hands smashed by a bludgeon,
and will be unable to do duty lor a
A committee of the directors of the
Augusta Exposition, headed by Hon. :
Patrick Walsh went to Indianapolis, j
Ind., on Monday night, to invite Presi- I
dent-elect Harrison and his wife to visit ,
Augusta. As Gen. Harrison is anxious
to visit the South, no doubt the invita
tion will be accepted.
John Rutherford, a negro chain-gang
convict, who was undergoing a sentence
of 15 years at Atlanta, for burglary, es
caped. Sergeant White And Policeman
Wooten located him, and when they at
tempted to arrest the desperado, he
opened fire on the officers with two pis- [
tols and wounded Wooten. He was
overpowered and chained.
On Monday night a crowd of colored !
people gathered at Willow Tree church, I
near Atlanta, to celebrate Harrison’s
election, and Henry Alexander was
ejected for being disorderly. Reaching
the street, Alexander pulled a pistol and
fired into the crowd but hitting no one.
Then some one downed Alexander with
a shot in the thigh.... While intoxicated,
Jim Henderson, a negro in Atlanta who
has been arrested many times, got into a i
row and was shot... .Private Jesse Jones, ;
another Atlanta negro, a member of a j
military company, paraded with his
musket and cartridge box to celebrate ■
Harrison’s success, and a white man of- j
fended him. Jones attempted to run '
the white man through and was arrested. ;
Gov. Gordon was formally installed ‘
for a second term at the state capitol in
Atlanta on Tuesday. He delivered a very
impressive address, and at the conclusion i
of his address, Gov. Gordon said: “lam |
now ready to take the oath of office. I
will read the oath.” In a clear, firm }
voice he read the oath, after which the I
Hon. Nathan C. Barnett, Secretary of I
State, placed the great seal of the state I
in the hands of President Du Eignon. 1
He in turn delivered the great seal to I
Governor Gordon, who handed it back
to Secretary Barnett. Governor Gordon |
and his escort passed out of the hall, i
and on motion of Senator Ballard the \
joint session convened for the ceremony ,
Buck McCombs aud Fulton French
were shot dead while riding through the 1
woods in Breathitt county, near Lancas- i
ter. French was the leader of the
French faction in the French-Eversole
feu I, and McCombs wus one of bis 1
The Board of Health in Jacksonville,
Fla., repcrts seven new cases of yellow
fever, only one white. Two deaths. Total
cases to date, 4,518; total deaths, 390.
The situation is regarded as very hope
ful by leading physicians there.
Capt. Fleming, the successful candi
date for governor, has retired to his
former home at Hibernia, on Fleming's
island, in St. John’s river, and will re
main until the authorities raise the cor
don and permit free entrance iuto Jack
Owing to a suspicious death at Ella
ville, on the line of the Florida Railway
and Navigation Company, Madison City
Jias quarantined against the former place
until such time as the friends and attend
ing physicians of the deceased consent to
perform an autopsy on the body. There
js considerable excitement in conse
While there has been no yellow fever
nt DeLand, still owing to its presence in
other parts of the state, the trustees of
the university have thought it wise to
postpone the opening of the college year.
The announcement is made that the uni
versity will open December 4th, and con
tinue for three full quarters of the school
year. It is believed that all posnbility
of risk from yellow fever in the state
will have disappeared before that day.
There has been no frost as anticipated
in Jacksonville. The weather is still cold,
but fresh breezes precludes the proba
bility of frost. The Government me ii
cal bureau was disbanded,only Dr. Porter
and a lew nurses remaining. Dr. Slieft
all, of Savannah, Ga., a volunteer says
yellow fever will probably continue in
Florida all Winter. He stands alone in
this opinion. All the oilier experts agree
that a killing frost and thorough disin
fection will result in the complete disap
pearance of the disease. There were,
only 12 new cases on Sunday. There
were six new cases, four white, two col
ored, in Gainesville on Sunday.
J. Leon Ponds, who was arrested by
Special Agent Baker, of the postoflice
department at Covington, was arraigned
before Commissioner Wright and sent to
prison in default of bail. It is stated
that when arrested, Pond's had three let
ters in his pocket that had been stolen
from the mail pouch at the time of the
mail robbery on November 3d, on the
Northeastern road. Cora Ellis, passing
as Mrs. Girard, formerly from Tyler,
Texas, came from Covington en route
for Texas. She had been living with E J.
Bunch,(who committed the train robbery)
as his wife. When she reached New
Orleans she was taken in charge by de
tectives, accompanied by Superintendent
Walker and Special Agent Byrne.
Thirteen hundred dollars of the stolen
money was found hid in her clothing.
She finally confessed that Bunch gave
her the money. The detectives believe
they will capture Bunch within the next
forty-eight hours; $10,300 was all the
cash secured by Bunch from the Express
Col. John Knapp, for many years busi
ness manager and part owner qf the
Missouri liepublican, died at St. Louis
on Monday, aged 72 years.
At St. Louis, news has been received
from Tiscomingo, the capital of Chicka
saw nation, that Governor Guy was as
sassinated. Serious trouble is brewing
between the followers of Governor Guy
and his opponent in the late election.
A strike has prevailed at Bevier some
months and there have been frequent
rows between the strikers and the new
men. A short time ago a number of
Swedes were engaged to take the place
of strikers and, on Monday, bad feeling
resulted in a pitched battle. A. J. An
ders* n. a Swede, was shot through the
breast and killed, and three other
Swedes were slightly wounded. The
situation is critical, and the militia will
probably be called out. Thomas Wardell,
owner of the mine, was shot and. killed
by a mob of strikers about six month?
A difficulty occurred between Frank
Forrest,-a white man, and John High
tower, a negro, in Memphis, concerning
the recent elections. Forrest hit High
tower over the head with a pistol.
Hightower picked up a stone to strike
Forrest, who shot him in the side, kill
ing him instantly.
Col. S. C. Kellogg, U. S. A., who was
detailed by the Secretary of War to
complete the location of troops for a map
of the battle of Chicamauga, arrived at
Chattanooga. With him a considerable
party of officers, who took part in that
battle, came upon invitation to assist in
the work of completing th' se maps.
The bottom of the Roanoke city ’«atei
reservoir dropped out. It is believer, the
damage cannot be repaired. A similar
accident occurred six months ago, soon
*ft«r the completion of the reservoir. A
large cavern directly underneath the
South supply basins iuid the weight ol
water caused this tu/givc way.
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i WASHINGTON NEWS.
WHAT THE UNITED STATES OF*
FICIALS ARE DOING.
Surgeon Martin, at Gainesville, Fla.,
filegraphs to Surgeon-General Hamilton
that there is one new case (white) in that
:ity, and suggests the withdrawal of
guards, as the fever has gained a foot*
lold in all quarters of that city. He also
lays that great destitution prevails.
A. T. Britton, a well known lawyer of
Washington, has been designated by the
| executive committee of the Republican
National Committee, to take charge of
the ceremonies attending the inaugura
tion of President Harrison. He has
been authorized also to appoint all the
necessary officers and committees to look •
utter the work.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has affirmed the decision of the
circuit court of the Southern district of
New York city, in the case of ex-Alder
man Jaehne, of New York city, now un
dergoing sentence in Sing Sing. This
keeps him in prison. He is one of those
convicted of bribery in disposing of the
Broadway Railroad franchise.
The Supreme Court of the United
States rendered an adverse decision in
the somewat celebrated case of ex-Judge
j Terry, of California, upon his application
, for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he
alleges that he is unlawfully imprisoned,
under an order of the United States cir
cuit court for the Northern district of
California, in the jail of Alameda coun
ty. He will now serve out his term in
Dr. Porter, at Jacksonville, Fla., re
ports to the Marine Hospital service
that there were forty-seven new cases of
yellow fever and one death on Thursday,
making a total number of cases tp date
; 4,355 and deaths 367. Dr. Porter sug-
I gests that arrangements be made for cor
. valescents and other persons who have
escaped the fever so far, and wishing to
; go North without stoppage, to points
where frost has appeared this year, to do
’ so without quarantine detention nt Camp
I Perry, with the restriction of disinfec-'
I tion and fumigation of baggage and per
sonal wearing apparel.
The Department of Agriculture reports
a good season for cotton picking during
October, in the Southwest, and only
moderately favorable weather in the At
lantic coast states. The wet weather of
j September proved very injurious to
quality, prostrating plants and rotting
bolls, causing blight and shedding, and
in juring the prospects of the top crop.
There is much stained fibre, and the
■ quality is much poorer than that of the
previous year. The aggregate given on
corn will exceed that of any previous
American product, being very close to
2,000,000,000 bushels, or about thirty
two bushels per capita, which has been
exceeded in several previous years. Af
ter three years of low yields, potatoes
; give an average of about eighty bushels
I per acre, or nearly the rate of yield of
1879. The yield lias been increased in
| the South. It is high in the northern
belt of territories. The total product on
, a basis of these averages is about 195,-
| 000,000 bushels or 61,000,000 more than
the estimated product of 1887. The
average yield of buckwheat is approxi
mately twelve bushels per acre; and the.
crop nearly 11,000,000 bushels. There
is a strong tendency to increase the area
I of hay in the South, and the yields, upon,
cultivated areas rather than natural
! meadows, are relatively large.
Peter Howe, senior member of the
banking film of Howe &sSon, and his
wife, were found dead in tir6ir room, at
Winona, 111., on Monday by their serv-
■ ant, as she came down stairs to begin
her domestic duties.' They had been
| beaten to death with a car coupling pin,
, and suspicion became fastened upon
Charles Burkhardt, and a watch was aef
| upon him. Ho discovered ihat he waj
i being watched and he cut his throat ib
■ his bedroom with a razor and was dead
in five minutes. Mr. Howe was 73 years
i old upd his wife 69. Robery was not
the motive for the crime, as nothing was
i taken from the house. A grudge of
some sort was known to exist in Burk-
I hardt’s mind, and this directed suspicion
to him at once. Peter Howe, the mur
dered man, had amassed a fortune cf $250,-
000. He was very charitable aud pos
i eased a spirit of philanthropy which led
him sometime ago to endow the Howe
Institute at New Iberia, La., aud the
Baptist Institute at Memphis, Tenn., the
latter being a college for the education
of indigent persons of both races.
A LIGHT VOTE.
Mrs. Cynthia Leonard, moth'-r of LU*
, lian Russell, the singer, candidate for the
i equal rights party for the myorality in
i New York, received a total eight