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, ESTABUSIiED 1850. I
j. I. H. Editor and Proprietor, f
FIGURING on the rates
THE COMMISSION BEGINS THE
TAKING OF TESTIMONY.
Mr. Ogden Tells of the Difference Be
tween Charges by Rail and by Water
—Sol Haas Thinks Existing Rates
About Right- Mr. Culp Credits Com
petition With Bringing About Re
Atlanta, GA., April 27.—The Interstate
Commerce Commission began its first meet
jn~ here at 10 o'clock this morning in the
City Council chamber. J udge Cooley called
the meeting to order and stated that a large
number of petitions had been received from
railroads in this part of the country asking
£ur exceptional orders under the interstate
commerce act. These orders could be made
only upon evidence taken before the com
mission. He said: “We have come here to
’near this evidence on the part of those who
urge exceptional orders and those who op
pose them: Evidence will be given
under oatii, just as if it were
a judicial investigation. As the petitions
arc numerous and our time is limited we
will have to map out a mode of procedure
which will expedite matters. It is desira
ble that persons and communities shall con
centrate their views, petitions anil evidence,
ti e do not expect to examine each petition
lie itself, but shall take them up together,
for the facts sustaining one petition are
much the same as those supporting others."
THE FIRST PLEA.
Gov. Bullock asked the commission to sus
pend the regular order of business, so that
the resolution adopted last night by a largo
meeting could Vie presented.
Thereupon Map J. F. Hanson, of Macon,
read a resolution asking the commission to
make permanent its temporary suspension of
the long and short haul section of the bill
■with regard to the Southern lines.
The commission expressed a desire to
hear from the railways and a list of wit
nesses was given. The first witness exam
ined was Charles A. Sindall, Secretary of
the Southern Railway and ,Steamship Asso
■ Gen. E. F. Alexander, President of the
■Georgia Central railroad, conducted the di-
Hrect examinat a m The witness gave minute
■explanations of how rate3 are made and
■naintained by railroads and water lines.
was cross-examin' dat great length by
■judge <' • >h*y and (.’• iiumissioners Walker
■rid Bragg. *
■ 'T. M. Emerson, of the Atlantic Copst
■ire. and W. I’. Shellman, of the Georgia
■L’cutral road, were examined on the same
■“unis at great length. The commission
took a recess til 4 o'clock.
■ EFFECT OF WATER RATES.
Mr 1 gili'ii. of the Southern Railway and
Association, was the next wit-
after the recess, and he testified at
''.ij It r.eli toil i ling the difference between
rates and land rates. lid was ques
by Mr. Stohlman ns to what effect
■water rati s have u|ion railroad, rates at St.
Memplii-. Vicksburg and other cities
ha\ e in r and rail cianjietition. The
said that to a great extent water
■[ati's cioilrol the rates of railroads. He was
to sjieak with reference to ratis, from
in eomparisoi: to towns near here,
showed how rates on certain classes of
would lip affected if the long and
section should beenforced.
■ no COM PLAINTS HEARD.
At the conclusion Mr. Stahlman asked
if he nad ever heard any complaints
“id 1 - rat -s from towns a long the road,
■;} witness siid tiiat he had not.
Comiiussioner Bragg: “Is the charge on
from the West to Atlanta the same
Has 11 :• from the West to Chattanooga?"
■ "'ps the -ame rate per mile."
m -t. hat del ermines the rate to Chatta
■’N’-'L; asked Mr. Bragg.
I it,' s shr.plv regulated by agreement,"
■Was toe reply.
■ Has water anything to do with the rate?”
■ i( ao, sir; I think not.”
If “ hat is the rate H orn tho West to Bir
■ , it'," saißc as to Montgomery.”
■ ’}! hat regulates this? s
■ Urn petition.'’
■ MV hat alnml t he rate to Rome?”
■mi ”“ ri, V' M ’ Rome are the Georgia Com
■ ].! " 'th the loeal rate from At
■ _ 80 T. HAAS HE A HD.
■ V Hans, ~f Richmond. Yu., was the next
SS n . a ! IMVf,l ‘ to Mr. rStahlmnn, the*
■ ; ll ' l lie was tho a tent of tho
■ ,- ! deil roab of Virginia and the C’aro-
B controls the rate?”
Bth, i-! ', l,l! <?s and water Hues control
rates on these lines.’
Bh-,m i'i nt ic • V ‘" lv v '**w of existing rates
he West to Chattanooga and Atlan-
B r L''! n '" U this question intclli-
Bbn'; 1, Lliu''-'' h, ' ll<l o 'inplaints from
,;m ' l,,lilintS n, ' e fr ° m
*•> Montgomery, Birin
■ 52'" belma lie changed ?”
Bli’tl. b„* 1111 gh' ]K'ihaps is’ raised a
Bun mo ,„ | lV 'ii“ f "' oUltl :,ot *'kenny
B T ‘ ,LI> OCEAN 8 INFLUENCE.
B’.:: ''. r '! l , p ’ of tlle Louisville and Nash
m*„. f;' m *l wiiiess. He said t hat, lie
Bui, s !o'' " ltl , l ,lle t'ntes from the West
Bc"'' | ,il tV ’’ 11111 "ceau eoimieUtion
■ “'‘"n these rates.
Bpi'm e! l ' l | l l " la " ,ls , l;, ' rl a, "’"t. rates to various
i!'vnat,T " kn ° W U ‘">
rtVhli* •"“'j Tcpinsl that they were.
B ’■Uine.Ym I '', os ‘ > " lor lowering ratesr
■ ~ ".''Rtituui dras it,”
u," s l ! l |* l, i“ la, ' KH I'-' tof the pro-
BC 1 , "‘ th mV,) U) BO a long ilis
■ ~J, u> ‘hid a umrketf”
B ff ’ !l "M IS-j,!' l !'" l ' , 11,1 So "Hi”i-n products—
Bb:-i 11 Ul “l Jumlx-r -must go a long
B u, ' r Lw'L.LmLuc’ r >' c,!ow i ,i,w
■ pc'"L ar Kn ?',r'l!“ th, ' r ,J "' P'oducors of
B tills - s ’‘li'dhi| wit li the adjustment of
■ worn salisfii-o until the
of 1,10 Ohio liver advanced
I (V,, , • TI,K UATK 810 IRON.
1 1,1 'till. W,l ; l:< ' " ulkcr asked the witness
|k M/HII 1 from Binning
■ m-. "'■’Vilicoii j,i K non isdore raising
I. Mr sm.f;!,'', i* *2 |*r ton."
11,11 “kid: "Is not llw cotton,
■ ka,.,, "'•J 11 traffic olarut ail thee*
I y" 111 tiln- Hnutljf’
■*l 1 1,11 • Hicsc artiela, conslituto a Unit
i***, !,#*‘lk# you know tlu#
lH Vi- .. . " *'north <f ’
I V\ ,41 1 Kl: in a k*mk*:hl way.”
! why Nortl**rii
I U u -lit- * ‘ \ HI ,- ‘ a, ‘ Ul ' 4 wak. Uavaj* r*bm
I l n MAV kKAMoka.
S - r , j.. . la,, y 4**ntnoin (►* in hint
i u, Ui|L ‘‘ Vo, u*ii4* of mgoUikf
aU * ui luv u.#t
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I ' **M9U U UMiUfd 111 lil'MV
! nig that tho differences were either caused
by rail competition or the presence of
water routes. Among them were C. I>.
Dwen, of the Charleston and Savannah
road. He said that in the making of a
through rate from the East, the Savannah,
hloridu aud Western is governed by com
petitive water and rail lines to the south of
GIVING THE OTHER SIDE A SHOW.
Judge Cooley said that the commission
was desirous of according a fair and full
hearing to those who opposed the side es
jioiised by tlie railways: The opponents of
the fourth clause of the hill hud been allowed
as much time as they desired to'present wit
nesses, and the commission would give
just as full a hearing ,to such
I’m’ties as favor the enforcement
of this section. Thereupon A. J. Mossett,
of Cincinnati, representing the New Or
leans and Bt. Louis Steamship Company and
the Southern Pacific railway, asked permis
sion to present aud read a memorial. This
privilege was accorded him. He then read
a carefully prepared paper of about 8,000
words. This document was signed by the
officers of the line he represents.
REASONS SET FORTE.
It sets forth reason why the commission
should rescind its temporary order annull
ing the clause touching long and short hauls.
The document contained many figures and
statistics in support of the position taken
by its signers. It touched upon the matter
of competition between water lines and rail
roads, and showed how the lines worked in
jury to the water lines by cutting rates.
Mr. Mossett was subjected to a sharp
cross-examination by Gen. Alexander and
Sol Haas. They asked tho Commissioners
if they would be allowed to introduce facts
in rebuttal of the allegations contained in
the memorial. Consent was given them to
do so to-nioiTow. A
COTTON MEN URGE ENFORCEMENT.
A sensation was created by the introduc
tion of a paper from Treadwell, Abbott &
Cos., and other large cotton and fertilizer
dealers of Georgia, in favor of the enforce
ment of the fourth section. It argues against
the injustice of the pooling system, which,
it is claimed, defeats ail business enterprise.
A paper was presented from colored men
calling attention to the treatment of colored
passengers and asking that their rights to
equal accommodations lie made equal to the
Telegrams were received to-night by
Judge Cooley from the Cotton Exchange
and Board of Trade of Savannah, asking
thqf section 4 be enforced.
The commission will meet again at 10
o'clock to-morrow morning.
Mobile, Ala., April 27.—Ei-roneous re
ports having been spread as to the action of
the Mobile Chamber of Commerce regard
ing the interstate commerce act, that lusty
this afternoon passed the following resolu
Resolved, That the Chamber of Commerce of
Mobile petition the Interstate Railroad Commis
sion to permanently suspend the operation of
tlie fourth section us to .Mobile to the end that
said city may enjoy the natural advantages of
transportation now possessed by her.
UNION PACIFIC OUT IN THE COLD.
Washington, April 27.— Yesterday Sec
retary Mosely, of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, received the following by tele
graph from Boston: “I am advised that the
Union Pacific is not included in the suspen
sion of section 4 of the interstate act
in favor of the transcontinental lines. The
omission must he accidental, as of course
the commission could not intend to exclude
one line from a suspension which includes
all others. I understand we were not
represented at the application. This was an
accident which has not been explained.
What immediate steps can be taken to have
the Union Pacific included with the other
Charles F. Adams.
Mr. Mosely forwarded this to the commis
sion at Atlanta, and has to-day replied by
instruction that an application from the
Union Pacific can lie presented at Atlanta
if desired, or wherever the commission may
A number of firms of agriculturists and
horticulturists in the Han .Joaquin valley of
Colifoniia telegraph that manufacturers
and dealers in agricultural implements have
made advances in their wares, alleging that
this is forced upon them by the interstate
commerce act. Believing that, the act is
lving so interpreted as to decrease the value
of all they have to sell and increase the
price of all they buy, the petitioners ask
such relief as it may be within the commis
sion's power to grant.
M. A. Fulton, of Hudson, Wis., lias pre
ferred charges against the Chicago, Bt. Pun!,
Minneapolis and Omaha road, that the rates
fixed u|>on freight from Chicago in Hudson
and intermediate jioints are unreasonable
and unjust. He states that freight was car
ried in large quantities in February and
March last at less than half the present
rates, and that the earnings were then suffi
cient to pay interest and dividends upon
watetvd stock. "The little finger of this
new tariff,” he says, “is heavier upon us
than were the loins of the old tariff." A copy
ol'the cliarges lias l>ee,n forward's 1 to the
company for “satisfaction or answer ”
A WINE COMPANY'S PLEA.
The Volley’s Island Wine Company, of Kel
ly’s island, in Lake Erie, protest against the
petitions of t In- trilllwoiitiiKinta! lines, except
there he n condition that charges for west
Ixjuikl freight shall not be greater titan for
the same class coming eastward. They say
that wines Imvc lieen brought from the
Pacific co.est to tlie Mississippi Valley for
25e. a hundred, and are so brought at present
for 70c. a hundred, while west bound wines
are charged at tlu- rate of t'-l 10 u hundri'd
from St. Jjouisto Denver; and from Sandus
ky to Denver over <cj.
to lie voluminous and widely variant in
character. There are before it many quaint
jicrsonol complaints based upon single Iran*
actions of railroads, and many inoi-e which
are stated in general Pams and informally
for the uur|*p of netting information as to
the metuods of proceduro re<piired by the
A good deal of jiersmial advice oomi* in
from the prairie States, and a g<*xl deal of
scolding is mixed with the prairies. IwdP-rs
of inipury from representatives of leading
commercial and industrial interest* in ail
sections indicate tliat when the public shall
havcissMi tally itwtrticpii with regard t** tiic
necessary form of pr<s-eiiiro the coiiuins
the I will have its dockets full of eases in
volving delicate questions of great niqnrt
anec other tiian those ielating to tie-long
and slioi t haul Jl'cetuiv. rv cj .-tsry Mosely
now has n force of live clerks arc! u niessen
ger, and is classifying the cirrMspondetiee
Carlisle and the &pu*ker*bip.
Uami 1 kotow. Ajnl‘£7 Th* fc#*U
from Jyuu*\ilk* tliHt All*.
will ii<t ifiN'pt h t*** 4*l****4 kiti to tin* U*r
*hi|* hut HiJi U*k* th* ( 1 t^imiM/j*4i o/ lime
4 4*'titii;(Uf on VYmvh nj*ii iii in* n**kt
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Y ANN All, (SLY., THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1887.
LANSDOWXK WILL EVICT
THE COMPROMISE REJECTED AT
THE LAST HOUR.
Widespread Indignation Aroused by
the Agent’s Course in the Matter—
Mr. O’Brien to Sail for Canada at
Once to Denounce the Governor
General-Gladstone Justifies Parnell
in Refraining from Suing the Times.
London, April 27.— Timothy 1). Sul
livan, Lord Mayor of Dublin, has written
to the Times in behalf of the Yet ion and
Weekly News, in reply to a correspondent
who accused Nationalist papers of refusing
to insert government advertisements offer
ing a reward for evidence that would lead
to the arrest of the Phoenix Park mur
derers. Mr. Sullivan says that though the
papers refused to take the castle money,
they announced the reward in their leading
Tho customs officers throughout Great
Britain and Ireland have received stringent
orders to search all vessels from America,
China and the East, the government having
been warned that explosives have been sent
from San Francisco to England.
GLADSTONE DEFENDS PARNELL.
It has transpired that Mr. Gladstone in
bus speech at the dinner given by the Labor
members of Parliament last nignt. declared
his disbelief in the accusation made against
the Irish leaders. He said that in May, lbS2,
when Under Gecretary Burke was killed in
Phoenix Park, Mr. Parnell wrote him with
reference to that, crime. The contents, which
had already been written under great men
tal distress, threw considerable Tight upon
the topic of the present hour, and wero
strong evidence that the Times letter was a
base and malicious forgery. He wrote that
he regarded the murderers with the utmost
abhorrence, and he offered to resign the
leadership of the Irish party if Mr. Glad
stone considered it advisable in the interests
of Ireland. Mr. Gladstone said be would
refrain from saying what reply he mado.
NOT ADVISED TO SUE.
Alluding to the advice tendered Mr. Par
nell from certain quarters that he bring an
action against the Times, Mr. Gladstone
said that many years ago, when lie was
Commissioner to the lonian Islands, the
Times bitterly attacked him, accusing him
of treason. On returning to England he
consulted a lawyer with a view of bringing
an action, but was dissuaded from taking
legal steps, the lawyer expressing the con
viction that even if Mr. Gladstone proved
his case, no jury in the existing state of the
public mind would be likely to convict the
Times. The Conservatives talk of challeng
ing the production of the letters.
The debate in the House to-night on the
coercion bill was featureless. Mr. Glad
stone will not speak on the motion to go
into committee on the bill. Messrs. Parnell
and Healy will appear in the House to
DRIFTING TO AN ELECTION.
Lord Roseberry, in a speech at Glasgow
to-night, said lie bad an almost unlimited
belief in Mr. Gladstone. The government,
lie said, by pressing their wanton coercion
bill were raising an agitation that would
lead to a general election. If the Liberal
policy of conciliation failed, the Liberals
would at least have the satisfaction of know
ing that they had tried an experiment which
they would never regret, and had placed
Englishmen in a better position to deal with
their unhappy countrymen in Ireland.
Sir George O. Trevelyn writes: “The
Kissage of the crimes bill as it stands would
y Ireland bound hand and foot nt the
mercy of the party in the ascendancy in
Ireland, which has never been governed
justly and never will, besides postponing in
definitely conciliation and settlement of
Ireland. The doctrine that the bill must lie
supported in order to keep the present gov
ernment in power is the most unsound one
ever broached since I have been in public
Dublin, April 27.—The Marquis of Lans
downe’s agent hies declined to accept the
provisional arrangement made last week by
the mediators engaged in the task of adjust
ing the dispute between him and the dissat
isfied p-nants on bis Lugacurren estates.
This amuigement gave to leaseholders hold
ing judicial rates and who had hitherto been
rcluseil any concession u reduction of 15 jicr
cent. in their rents iustead of
the 20 per cent, they asked, and
gave non-lease holders, who iiad asked
lor .TO jier cent, reduction, a reduction of 20
percent, in addition to thi-se concessions
the mediaUirs proposed Pi reinstap- tenant*
evicted since March I for non payment, of
rent upon the payment of six months’ dues.
Among the other provisions of the arrange
ment were one exempting tenants from
costs in the present proceedings and another
allowing lease holders t/i break their leases
for the purpose of entering the courts for
The Marquis of Lansdowne's agent now
declines to ratify thisan-angement, refusing
Pi agree to any of the pro;used abatements.
He suggest* new p-nns. and much bitti-mcs*
is provokisl by a suspicion that lie has Usui
using tin- negotiations merely to find out
what was tU“ utmost the P-nants would
volunteer in order to place his demands a
few (mints Is-vond it and still within the
limits of jrrobable acceptance.
William O'Srien. ivhiw- pi-ojmsvt tour to
Canada to stump the country against the
Marquis of 1,-invlowsie was postponed on re
ceipt "f the inteliigciii-e tiuit the I.uggacur
ren difficulty wits idsiut P> lie w-ttied bv
the above mentioned mediation, tigmatizes
the agent's pir-si-iit otr,-r u- a flagrant iepu
dint ion of every Ptiji of agn-iiu-nt which
the public wen- Its I Pi U-lieve h.-ui Us;a a--
ceppsl. Mr. (t llrieri announces tliat h.- will
no longer delay pres-eeding Pi Cana ’a Pi
opimse the Marquis of Ijaiifiilowne’ii -oad'-i-t
Pnvard his Irish U-naiitrj u.. originally ar
Russia's Doprociatod Currency.
St. I’ETERsnuiPf, April 27.- The <Wrmn,i
Herald snv- tie 1 /.vr . guvcrnineat. ilesir-
Ulg Pi raise the value of Itu-diui paper cur
rein-y, |>ro|si.-o P have Uum-iaii i-iispnu
hotus-s a ijept )sirt,ot the |nuyiii,-iit* msili
for duties ui credit rnus i.iitinsl ul ,-olii at
a price will' ll the goM i'iniieut shall tix. To
fm-ilitop- him** tin HenOJ mi, Ku tit
will ojs-ji iji all tie principal Emiqu-aii
cities a liw-I m'iice ill which travi ler* may
' (cljaugi ta -1 hop at ll U.- ai eu-J un
Is ius- rate
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ReKLIK, April 27.- The honor house of
i iHe prusi'uui 0118 1/ Ji 1 / iinii'.'i'itJri' iw# w
i’l-su,.ihl bill to it# third reading by a vote
of 'Hii to |MU Twill v-r! / fiMK (
Ihreo i onwvviit*'. m *o*4 llirst ?*
liouai Liberal- uitK Uou<4 U'nui voting.
A Ik few tb* Pop**.
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1 <#f tfiU gold
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PEACE ALMOST CERTAIN.
Germany Manifests an Intention to
Come to an Agreement.
Paris, April 27. —Iu semi-official circles
here it is believed that Germany desires to
expedite the adjustment of the Schnaeboles
affair, aud that arrangements are progress
ing favorably at Berlin for a prompt and
satisfactory settlement, which may render
the dispatch of the German documents in
the case to Paris unnecessary.
Count Herbert Bismarck, the Imperial
Minister of Foreign Affairs, has informed
M, Herbette, the French Ambassador at
Berlin, that Germany has received ail the
documents in the Schnaebeles ease.
A majority of the French newspapers sus
pect that Prince Bismarck has caused delay
in the settlement of the Schnaebeles case in
the hope of impelling the French people to
conmutting some act of folly, and they urge
no abatement of the calmness which the
people have hitherto maintained under
The Bourse to-day opened with a lietter
tone and there was a gradual rise in prices,
which closed strong under rejjorts from offi
cial circles that the Schnaebeles affair hud
liecn nearly settled. Credit foneier rose 10
francs aud Suez canal t> francs.
GERMANY TO CONCILIATE.
Berlin, April 27. —The Schnaebeles inci
dent is on the verge of settlement. Although
the government is able to place before M.
Hcriiert, the French Ambassador, absolute
evidence that M. Schnaebeles had long been
actively engaged in inciting conspiracy, and
proof that he was arrested in Germany, it
is reported in official circles that, to enneili
ain France, Germany will offer to rei -ise
2J. Schnaebeles on condition that ho la? re
moved from tho frontier. The papers to-day
make scant reference to the affair. The
Boersen, Courier advocates his release in
deference to French feeling, even though
there be evidence that he was a spy. A re
port that France had demanded extradition
of Schnaebeles is officially denied.
The Superior Counsel of Education in
Alsace-Lorraine has notified the directors of
free schools that all books used in the
schools must tic approved liy the German
gautsch’s letters undated.
London. April 27.—The Bust’s Berlin
correspondent says that Commissary
Gautsch’s letters to M. Schnaebeles are not
The Berlin correspondent of the Daily
-W ns asserts that the German government
has promised M. Herbette, the French Min
ister at Berlin, that Schnaels-les will be re
leased if it is proven that he was enticed
across the frontier. He also says tint Comte
Bourgency, Secretary of the French Em
bassy at Berlin, has gone* to Paris and that
he carried with him a verbal message to
The Government Committee Begins
the Taking of Testimony.
New York, April 27. —The Pacific Rail
road Congressional Investigating Commit
tee met to-day at its office in Wall street.
Ex-Gov. R. E. Patterson, of Pennsylvania,
swore C. P. Huntington, who was the first
witness. The examination was conducted
by E. Elery Anderson. After giving a his
tory of the building of the road Mr! Hunt
ington said the counsel of the company in
Washington was mid $20,000 per
year salary and was allowed
from SBO,OOO to #40.000 to “explain”
to the people in Washington that it was to
the advantage of the public and not the
company in which he was interested that
the company’s scheme be approved in Con
gress. Gen. Fanehot was their counsel for
veal’s. Their counsel was never asked
what he did with the money, nor was he
called upon to produce vouchers. If lie
asked for SIO,OOO he could have it, because
the witness knew it would be put to good
dozens to explain to.
Mr. Huntington told the commissioners
they had no idea how many people there
were in Washington to whom it was neces
sary to “explain.” The commissioners were
surprised that no vouchers were taken for
such large expenditures. Tho balance
sheets published in the annual statement
of the company were produced, and
Mr. Huntington was asked to explain an
item of #*’>2,ooo in the statement of ISTfS for
legal expenses. The witness said that he
could only offer the .same explanation
already given that the money was used in
“explaining" things at Washington. The
company had to “educate” the peo
ple in Washington—they had
to “explain.” The witness was then
asked to give an illustration, and he said:
“You want to get Richard Roc, who repre
sents certain districts, to do something.
Well, you can t speak to him. You send into
Ills district and get John Doe to tell Richard
Roc that what is wanted is just the very
thing for that district.”
The witness claimed that money bad never
ijeen given to Congressmen to influence
them in favor of the company, but he ad
mitted that the company’s counsel had used
more money than usual while Congress was
sitting. Some of the money might have iss n
"explained" in duunpagnodinners or cigars,
What the witnesi, meant by “educating”
was flint the company’* object ornle-nio
would lie more for the benefit of tne public
than of the comjainy They had to “ex
plain" to pe./p!i' at Washington that, it was
better to (mild th**ir fine on solid rock in the
Buy of San Francisco tlian it was Pi lmild
on spiles. Moral influence had to be brought
to f**ar on the Washington people. The
witness was then qu ’st.ioinsl a* to the lease
of the Central I’ueiflc to the Southern l a
cilic, and 1/e admitted that be was interested
in both eauipaiiies, and bud recommended
liOniion. April 2h. 2a. M. Advices from
Ht. Pep.-rsliurg say that revolutionary proc
lamations were MM-rctly placardnl tbiviugh
isit that city Sunday threatening with
dcith royalties, juiigwH and official* ,f j,|„p
ter- against the < 'ar were condemned pi
France and the Vatican.
JPiNE. April 27. It is weiii-officially
stand Hurt tins Vatican, being informal
that Krauoe i* d*>Mrou of ronjining goad
leiatfisis with th- Pojie, will sifir-hrit a coin
initPw of leading w'- ~ ,a*tp* pi study liw
q Uewtwat* tuaJ to draft (ir-itsisais for an tUi
Kngland to Them Her T.roe.
J/iSlsifi April 27 The Hint, d/ir/t un
th/i'. ti.r Himry /wu-xticeid Wolff, tin
liiitldi < -/Miiu*wsier in I,g yid,, let flxirl
<lw eva/xiatFai of Egypt by the British at
If i t j st beta
founder iqf of a Miewroer
Is>* lent, April /? -To* tuail *Umtt*r
y h.jujA from TafAe tat/ <e Moiiibia let*
fotuidere4 AJI the m* i out everadaet* pa
le/aid wan saved raw WS* a BrlttSh vwwj
of on use
' '**' “ fc*' >** tiw an s—yit a.
PROTECTION THE ISSUE.
PIG IRON KELLEY SOUNDS THE
WAR CRY OF 1888.
Ho Writes a Letter from Anniston
to the Americus Club’s Grant Birth
day Banquet at Pittsburg The Won
derful Resources of the Mineral
Fields of the South.
Pittsburg, Pa., Apr'l 87.—The banquet
of the Americus Club of Pittsburg, com
memorating the 05th anniversary of the
birth of Gen. Grant, was held at Mononga
liela Hall this evening. The decorations
were elaborate. In the banquet hall the
tables were arranged so as to represent the
initials U. S. G. On the guests’ tables an
immense bank of flowers was arranged,upon
which the monogram “U. 8. li” was work
ed. On each of throe tables the initial let
ters were prominent. On the third table, at
either end, were dated 182- and 1887. On
the walls of the hall were portraits of Wash
ington, Lincoln, Garfield, Logan and promi
nent local Republican leaders in the past.
Manv memorable events have occurred at
this house, but that of this evening has not
Ihx*u surpassed. Gov. Foraker, of Ohio,
was the principal guest and the orator of the
evening, peaking to the toast, Gen. Grant.
CONGRESSMAN KKU.KV's LETTER.
Among tiie letters of regret was read the
The Inn, I
Anniston. Ala., April iiS, 1887 (
Gentlemen-Though the invitation of the
Americus Club was received on the sixth hist. I
have postponed its acknowledgment in the
bo|ie thut ! might accept the honor and unite
with the cluli m commemorating the anniver
sary of the birthday of L. 8. Grant. Circum
stances have, however, denied me this pleasure.
My regret is more intense Lera us.- I believe yon
will, while honoring the memory of the great
soldier wiioee genius preserved tlie Union, out
line the held of controversy for the Presidential
campaign. That this will be done wisely I am
certain. While honoring the soldier wdio, in
[taroling a vanquished army as brave as
though less fortunate than his own, would
accept no trophy that might perpetuate evil
memories of the war between his country, you
will emulate his example and let the dead bury
the dead. On but a single jxhiit in our Presi
dentist plat form do I entertain the slightest
solicitude, the question of maintaining the tariff
of duties on imports so thoroughly protective as
to enable tne people of this bountifully en
dowed region, in which since the adjournment of
Congress I have found refuge from the asperities
of my native climate, to avail themselves of tlie
incalculable deposits of iron ore. coal and lime
stone. which often confine one another in con
tiguous beds bv converting them into ties
with whieh to hind the profitless, lieeause ex
cessive. production of their cotton Helds, by
making wire rods and ware for extending auil
maintaining the hundreds of thousands of miles
of wire fence their fields require, and liy making
water aud gas pipes, stoves, plows, wagons,
shovels and other implements which they tjow
purchase from a distance. American and
foreign, our platform must express no heslta
tiou. The time has come when The South can
do all this if adequate protection shall bo
guaranteed by our tariff. Southern fanners
will then learn how profoundly they are inter
ested iu such tariff. Yours very truly,
Wm D. Kelley*
Senator Vest Describes His Conversa
tion With the President.
New York, April 27.—Senator Vest, of
Missouri, is now in town, and said to a re
porter this afternoon, when asked if it was
true that he had reported the President as
l wing determined to refuse a second term:
“I never said so. I never said anything
that could be construed into any
such meaning. President Cleveland
never told •me that he would not
accept a rennmination and would
soon cause the publication of a letter saving
so. He never told my colleague from Mis
souri anything of the kind. I never so re
ported to the fit. Louis Republican. For a
long time I was utterly unable to guess how
such a report was started. After strictly
(Toss-examining myself as to all I had heard
lately I hit upon an explanation of the mat
ter, find I think it is the true one. I was
calling upon the President not long ago,
when in the course of a conversation about
the Democratic party he declared that the
only ambition he bad was to so honestly and
faithfully administer the affairs of the gov
ernment that the people, would elect any
Democrat who might be nominated in 18HS.
He knew that he had been accused of selfish
motives, “but,” he added, “if I could con
sult only my own personal comfort I would
laydown the office of President to-morrow.”
That was all he said.
KILLED BY A CALF.
A Rope Around the Animal's Neck
Caueea the Fall of a Scaffold.
Monticello, 111., Aprils.—Near Mans
field, in thin county, yesterday afternoon J.
H. Bumfs, a wealthy farmer, wax painting
the shingles of his new Lara, which three
men were nailing down. All four were
standing on a bracket scaffold twenty feet
from the ground. A calf, running at large
with a rope around its neck, manages! to
wrap the rope several times around one of
the posts used to supjxirt the scaffolding,
jerked the post away, and the men fell upon
loose rocks scattered tielow. Bums was in
stantly killed, one of his tnen named Newton
was fatally hurt, and the other two escaped
St. John’s Broken Bank.
St. John's, N. H., April 27.—At a meet
ing of the shareholders of the insolvent
Maritine Bank to-day the provisional liqui
dator submitted a statement of tlx# asset m
and liabilities with the rejsirt of the inspec
tor t'lereon. The assets are *2. 1!2, 1.V.1, hut
many of them were pronounced had. The
liuhilifi are placed at the same figure.
They dul not include, however, hills of cr
etiange Ixaring the (sink's indorsement,
amounting to tllH.b+V
Accidentally Killed Himself.
Deviance, O , April 1,7.- FVed Reeves,
one of the militiamen from Toledo who
went to guard the reservoir and State prop
erty in Paulding county where citizens have
l*irtially diwtreyed the oid canal n-aervoli-,
iic".i|entally shot arwl hilled himself hist
Montreal’* Receding Flood.
Mowtkcal, April 27. The water 1* Mi.ill
g/aijeally |seh.ig, and il lx l.*lieTd that
tin- *is n Is ‘■•••I The greatest sufferer*
ej i r,-.dents of J'oint Hunt Cnarles and
Gnfbot own. The p'unjw iiave again Issui
Fiv* Killed by Coal
Ammla*i>, Pa., April 27,- lUrry TrU,
Michael KuiMM. 1 flirty Harr ism, f tumid
Pina and Ki**n Praia**, were kliiei) this
It let le sill *t Um tunnel isiiUery by * fall of
A h-ouxMj-Houee Burned.
hw Mows, fa., Awll Si. Tt* H'slsoli
rtmua Ims*, nadalttiwg haiftam < ngno*.
was Uu umi ls tii night. Tie lost la *,L,-
Mnm Mm fltoui* Mmsm
_JkUUB y„ Atbtf -5. Jams* O
)?' '<** * 4 fAiijmVXf 14*,.
• •. V* ; VAw4-v.-. ..
| Two of tho Seven Lost Mines Located
by American Prospectors.
St. Loris, April 27.—A special from the
City of Mexico triumphantly announces the
discovery of two of the lost Mexican bonan
za mines by an American party, Humbold
wul Hamilton, anil speaks of the fabulous
wealth obtained from these mines. They
were worked tip to the middle of the last
century. In I'tMi Indians swept over North
ern Mexico and destroved Chihuahua, mid
all the niiners were driven out. The In
dians held control of the country so Jong
that all the records were lost. Recently
Lieut. Kipper, formerly of the (Jniteil
States Army, W. K. Klenn, of
Illinois, Capt. Allen and J. Me
Intyre, of Chicago, went out
on a survey in the interest of the Sonora
Land Companv. and in an old chattel found
maps and other i lata. Dividing into four small
parties a thorough search was begun, and
Mr. M lntyre’s party located the Luyopu
silver mine. It. is in the midst, of thou
sands of ruined buildings, among large
churches and forts. Within a radius i>f four
miles are WO workings, old Spanish fur
naces ami tons of slag. A few days later
tho Bowers party reported the discovery of
(luayanoita, in the heart of tile Sierra
Madro mountains. Around it are tho ruins
of 11S arastras.
Advices from Nogales confirm the report,
and state that, a great placer held has boon
located, lireat excitement prevails in min
Forty-four Men Named in Eight Bills—
Lawyers to Reap a Ruinous ttfljcyeat.
Ozark, Mo., April -7. juattri&yftiftcr
noon the grand jury retui in
which forty-four Halil
ehargod with assaults and •daw ■'rd rtteet
ings. Some of the parties are Jltli
five different offenses, and the ti.tai will
reach at least eighty. Only tliieajS thewu
ties have as yet been arrested. Job aWT
is indicted in three cases for nttriSfinTibild
ICnobber meetings and his brother in one
case. M. T. Hutile is indicted in two coses,
one for administering the lash. Bail is tlxed
at $250 for each charge. All the indictments
are for whipping, intimidating and lsiuring
our Chadwick whisky. The grand jury has
another lot of indictments to lie
reported on adjournment which it is
expected will take place to-day. The prose
cuting attorney says there will be seventy
five Bald Knobbers indicted on '..'00 charges.
Home very important witnesses and several
influential citizens, supposed to be under
the ban, have suddenly left the country.
This is a sad community. Old men,reverends,
deacons, doctors and tho like are selling
their life's accumulations to raise a sum to
retain lawyers to defend their misguided
sons. Tim lawyers’ harvest will be rich,
but it will nearly bankrupt the community'.
The trials are set for the fall term of the
I court, the first men indicted for the Eiluns
murder having plead not guilty.
The Cases Against Washington Trades
men Up in pourt.
Washington, April 27.—The cases of a
number of druggists and merchants charged
with keeping open their places of business
on Sunday came up for trial to-day in the
Police Court. John I. Hall, a grocer of
South Washington, based his defense on the
ground that the law forbids the opening of
places of business on “the Sabbath," or sev
enth day of the week, not on “Sunday,”
which is the first day. Judge Shell, how -
ever, mi authority of Webster's Dictionary,
held the words “Sabbath” and “Sunday” to
ixj synonymous. A fine of £2O or thirty
days in the workhouse was imposed in each
fuse. The defendants were constructively
committed to the custody of the workiiou.->e
authorities in order that they might apply
fora writ of habeas corpus and t/-stthe
validity of the law in the higher courts.
SUICIDE OF A BONIFACE.
Weary of an Up-Hill Fight, He Throws
Himself Into tho River.
Home, Ga., April 27.—About 4 o’clock this
morning A. D. Clinard left his room at the
Central Hotel and has not boon seen since.
His hat was found on the hank of tho Oosta
naula liver, near tiny bridge, and the suppo
sition is that he has committed suicide.
Before leav in;; his room he took his private
|>apcrs and watch from his pocket and
placed them on the table. Mr. Chun rd came
nice from Athens, (in., on March 1, und
tool; charge of the Central Hotel, but lias
not been successful in the management, and
has liotn very despondent in consequence.
MILLS BLOWN TO ATOMS.
Explosions Complete tho Work Begun
Xkw York, April 27. —The Bel lon Dye
ing, Printing and Bleaching Company’s
mill at Bronxville, West Chester county,
just outside the city limits, took fire about.’!
o'elo-k this morning, and after burning
fiercely a short time were scattered to the
four winds by a series of explosions, which
shook the neighborhood like earthquake*.
The mills were totally demolished. The ex
plosions were caused by stetmi generated ill
the large metal drying cylinders, of which
there were übout fot) iu the mills. The loss
Haiiiiisoxhi iui, Va., April 27.—A freight
train going north on the Valley branch of
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad whs
wrecked notir Timbersville station alsiut 1
o'clock to-day. Billy Cooley, of Btraoburg,
Va,, u brake.'min, was killed, and Edward
Russell, Mie conductor, was Uuily hurt.
There were seven passengers on the train,
but no others wore hurt. Three cars were
demolished. The eau-e of the aceidoot is
unknown, the engine having kept the track.
He Loved Them Madly,
f'oi.n Water, Mich., April 27. Last
night Thomas Johnson, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
formerly of this city, mortally wounded
Gt*r> \V. Gardiner and slightly wounded
Mrs. Gardiner, his former wife, mid then
killed himself. Johnson lutd lx*en nqiariitcd
from the woman several years, and Gurdi
ncr had been married to her about two jrxrs.
Johnson hail ls*'ii hers a in an effort
to Ids v-hihlr**ii, w hich Mrs. Gardiner <1
Hie I Pi him, and the null it was this tragedy.
Tho Government's Oaah Account.
Vi'xsm” r iTov, April 27. The total r.-
eelptmif tl*’government so far this iiuinti,
are pf7.121.0tT, ami the total exjx-ndituren
aim iMI.u.-.' .'M hiitng a net gain for the
naaithof *IA,.'iUI, H 4l. Heavy rarlils an I
<xsn|iraGveiy tight dial all sen unit* Indi'-atc
a ior roots >tx fin gly large reduction in it*
inzt.il'* ■! Ik for the mouth, now >wtituaU*.i
at iwtwi>-n and lIA.IZKfJUi,
Virginia and Wat Virginia.
C'MAaosvro*. W. Va, Aprit 27,—A nsw>
lute si was ntWoOuMpl Wt tb- KeuaLs P.-dav
b f/s u sUiHimil of fbs idaun of
Virgin*, m*w W*t Viipua* for
( PHICF, $lO \ YE \R. I
'( ft HATH A OPV. f
CLAIMS THAT HIS CONDITION 18
A Probability That He Will Bo Taker,
to Atlanta To-Day Judge Gaston
Possibly Fatally Injured in a Runa
way -• Arrest of a Man Suspected ol
. Two Murders.
Augusta, Ga., April 27. —Gov. Gordon
was somewhat improved to-day. He is in a
kind of stupor and has not hci ri able to lea vs
his bed, but lie has become so much better
that it is proposed to carry him to Atlanta
on the fast mail in the morning. The ides
prevails in the city that he is a much sicker
man than *is generally admitted, and it it
thought that those who have access to CoL
Phinizy’s house do not core to say what tho
real condition of tho Governor is. His wife
is constantly by Ids side, and Hugh Oolrpptt
is also present, to minister to his father's
wants. A gentleman just from the bedside
of the Governor says lid is still weak aud
nervous, hut tliut there is no danger now.
Tin* Governor expresses a desire to get back
POSSIBLY FATALLY INJURED.
Probat" .Juilgo John T. Gaston, of Aikca
was thrown fioni his buggy by a runaway
horse this morning und i. is tliought wus Ca?
"Rill” Garvin, the alleged murderer ol
‘•Bill” Hankins in atWny;.c-i>o oayearago,
was arrested here to-day. He has two mur
del sto answer for. Hi latest victim h
liuried. A reward of * 175 for his arrest
had lieen standing for some time.
The annual meeting of the Georgia Socie
ty for the Prevention of (Ji uelty to Ani
mals was held hero to-day. Routine busi
ness was transacted and officers elected.
Nothing of importance transpired.
THE POWELL CASE.
The Powell case, which has lieen mttc
courts for years, was Mettled to-day. it vraN
suit brought, against thest
damages sustained bj yoJt H, IWil
ug pri-nmtllrely. Ttia
iv.n\ |m 1
Tiie iiniuml meeting
the Sibley Mill was liel< I to May. TfTe’coudi
tion of tin- mill is liist-iifts|y i't> c old offi
cers and directors were re-elected.
The wooden Jail of Burke county wai
burned last night. One prisoner escaped.
William Boyle wliile making improve
meats on his place, corner of Kightn and
Calhoun streets, dug up an old kettle con
taining £1,460. A law suit is promised as to
the ownership. William Clifford, deceased,
owned the property for years, and it is lie
lieved the money was his. He has a son La
AN EARLY BLAZE.
Augusta, Ga., April 2is, a. m.— A gro
cery store on the corner of Marbury street
and Railroad avenue, the property of G. C.
Chandlers, was burned at 1 o'clock thii
morning. The loss is placed at (1,000. An
explosion of a can of jiowder occurred, bn#
nolsjdy was hurt.
He Foolishly Retraces His Steps and
Thomasville, Ga., April 27. —The :3C
o’clock passenger train to-night from Albany
brought Sheriff Hurst and the burglar who
tried to kill him a few' week ago at Bacon?
ton. A man lioardol the 11:10 o’t-.’o-k pus
sengcr this morning with a ticket from
Jacksonville to Cincinnati. When Con
din-tor Ward iiussed through the car lie iiu
med lately recognized him as the man who
was with WUson Palmer at Boconton on
the day after the burglaries here. Capt.
Ward wired Sheriff Swindle, of Albany, to
make tin- arrest. Sheriff Hurst went to
Albany on the fast rn ift at I :45 o’clock and
to-night brought liack his prisoner. Several
hundred people met the train at the depot
and onortetl the welcome visitor to the jail.
Palmer was yesterday sentenced to twenty
years in the penitentiary.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
Mrs. Beckwith’s Funeral The Grand
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
Atlanta, Oa., April 27. —In the City
Court to-day Judge Vac. Eppa fined C. P.
Johnson #3OO for violating the prohibition
law. Johnson keeps a wine room on Deca*
tur street, There were three cases against
him. He plead guilty iu one ana the
other actions were not pressed.
The funeral of Mrs. Beckwith took place
this afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. Luke’s
cathedral. Hectors llolly, of St. Phillip's,
and Barret, of St. Luke's, officiated. The
service was impressively performed. Tha
remains were laid to rest at Oakland.
Tlie Grand Ciiapter of Royal Are.h Ma
sons held their sixty-fifth annual convoca
tion here to-day. One hundred delegates
were present, representing the sixty-twe
chapters of the State.
A CREW UNDER A CLOUD.
Abduction and Murder of a Negresa
Laid at Thoir Door.
Charleston, S. C., April 27.—A consta
ble from Adams Hun arrived here to-day
with a warrant for the arrest of Capt F.
Ancrum and crew, of the < easting schoonet
Dalmatcr, which plies between here and the
sea islands, and who are charged with the
idxluction and miu'der of a negro girl named
lona Keiitt. The girl's laxly was found in
South Edieto river, and showed marks of
violence. The prisoners were sent to Adams
A lild robbery was perpetrated tody
in the First National Bunk. W. F.
Quincy, clerk of A. J. Salinas ft Hors, cotton
factors, went to the Ismk to make a de
ixisit. He had about * I.(Xk) in bills, which
rie carried under liis arm in a lxxk. The
thief snatched the bills and made his escape.
The Cabinet and Henatorial visitor* are
at lending a reception to-night at George
\V. William*' residence. They will leav*
for Washington to-inorrow afternoon.
Three Brothers Drowned.
Baltimore. April 27.—Three young son*
of George W. Hayward, a prominent mer
chant ol Solomon’s Island, in the southern
part of Maryland, were drowned last night.
Tho hoy* with colored man were return
ing hi u sail hixit from a visit across the hay.
The float was I :i|>!.ized in II heavy gale UC
two of the Ixiy* were swept away in the
darku<*ss. Tlie mlorud man and Bernard
the vnuilgeat boy, dung to the must until
daylight when Bernard lost his hold and wa*
drowned. The colored man wo* picked up
by a jiawlug teasel.
A Rector Fatally Injured.
Umknapa, Misn., April 27.- W, P. Fowler
and Mr. Hlivers, mwr nf the Episcopal
church, lind a difficulty to-day, tu which
Mr. Hllvwr* wax in,utility wouudtuL The
cause (if tlw trouble is not known. Mr.
Hiliem nay* Mr. Fowler wea j i-titLM. W
Two Killed at the Aq iaduot
Kgw Voua. Aisii ST. Two men wr
k*Ut (M lb# *>■ uqu**iutt work* Mlslif,
< >tm Mi down a yW> tvek tail up-u th*