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WHEAT TAKESA PLUNGE.
A DEOP OF NINETEEN CENTS PER
Market Opened Quiet, But the Flurry-
Soon Began—Prices Hammered Down
From 92 1-4 to 73—Crowded Eleva
tors and Large Receipts Greatly
Aided the Bears in Their F'ght.
Chicago, June 14.— The calm of yester
day on the Chicago Board of Trade was fol
lowed by a whirlwind of excitement to-day.
Traders had just nicely caught their breath
and steadied their nerves after the break of
Saturday when a second cyclone came. It
was the wheat pit scare of Saturday, en
larged and intensified. The liberal takings
of July yesterday by the clique made that
future steady. The outside traders talked
themselves into the belief that the combina
tion permitted the sharp decline on Satur
day, and that they were about to buy July
as they have already done May and June.
Many became “tailers,” scalpers
became active and it looked as
if the worst were past, and that
the lowest point for July had been reached,
when the 3c. drop of Saturday occurred.
But outside forca were at work for the
bears. Thousands of cars standing on the
tracks, elevators all full, the tremendous
receipts reported and everything pointing to
more wheat. Such were the conditions
when the wheat traders went on ’change
JUST BEFORE THE STORM.
For the first offerings of July there was
no takers. Jt was offered under the sup
posed market, still no takers. The tears
that took hold upon the bull element at the
close of last week, again made them quake.
July dropped from 83 3-k\ to Site, while
men were thinking what to do. Every
one wanted to unload, but no one
wanted wheat. In less time than it takes to
tell the story July was offered at BOJ4O. It
was short, storm v but terrible in its effects
on the crowd. Traders crawled out of the
pit dripping with perspiration. There was
talk of failures, but none were announced.
Then for an hour there was a slight rally
and July sold up to 81 l-3c. This was but a
lull in the storm. At 11 a. m. the indicator
for July showed that it was again selling
down, and in fifteen minutes it was offered
at 79c, Then came the third tumble at the
noon hour and July sold down to 7l> l-2c., or
below the opening price.
A WILD PANDEMONIUM.
The entire board was little less than a
pandemonium and the bears declared it a
just, retribution on the bullish wheat
manipulators. Rumors reached here that
there was a run on a bank in Cincinnati,
where the headquarters of the “longs” are
supposed to be situated. Margins were
freely called and heavy deposits demanded.
The Chicago banks, it was said, refused to
advance any more money on wheat, and
late in the session it was stated that the
checks of some of the parties interested on
the long side had been refused. At 12:30
came the startling announcement that all
persons having trades with Rosenfeld & Cos.,
one of the clique houses, should close them
at once. The uproar had not subsided when
July wheat took the fourth and worst turn
of the day. and dropped for a moment to
74c. and closed at the end of the morning
session at 743i'c.
EXCITED BROKERS AFTER THEIR MARGINS.
Trouble was expected on margins at Ker
shaw's, and the crowd was readv for any
thing short of an earthquake. Throngs of
people pushed in from tho streets, ana the
gal lery was filled with an excited throng of
men and wqpen. It was a morning session
to be remembered as long as wheat grows.
The intermission at 1 o’clock gave the
members a chance to catch their breath,
and when the afternoon session was called
the excitement had somewhat abated.
FAILURES NEARLY CREATE A PANIC.
At 2:20 o’clock it was officially announced
that E. W. Bailey & Cos. and Hainill &
Brine requested all parties having trades
with them to close them out at once. The
instant this announcement was made July
wheat dropped to 73 l-20., but soon recov
ered, and went back to 74. In five minutes
later Secretary Stone rapped the tumultous
crowd to order and read the following from
the leading clique house of C. J. Kershaw
& Cos.: "We nave the assurance that mar
gins and ample funds will be forthcoming
by to-morrow afternoon, and we request
that no trades tie closed out.” The an
nouncement was received with cheers, and
in a few minutes July wheat was selling at
HOW THE FIGURES RANGED.
The lowest figures touched by July wheat
during the day was under yesterday’s
close. Although the chief excitement of the
day was in Jiuy. yet June wheat sold with
the wildest fluctuations, from 93c. down to
90c. up to 91c., and then by jumps down to
78e., when a slight reaction occurred. The
lowest figure touched by June was
about 20c. under yesterday's closing
price. June closet! at 74%c. De
ferred futures declined less sharply,
but during the morning dropped about 2 l-2c.
for August and September. I lorn was active
but weak, and the fluctuations showed a
wider range than for some days. Several
lines of long corn were on the market,
which, with the heavy decline in wheat, had
a depressing effect on values, which ruled
weak. The market opened at about the
dosing figures of yesterday, declined, with
slight fluctuations,' le., ana dosed s tc. lower
than yesterday. July opened at oßc. and
dosed at 37%c.
OTHER PRODUCTS EFFECTED.
Oats, owing to the excitement in wheat,
received but little attention. Considerable
business was transacted in the provision
market, and the feeling was greatly un
settled. A falling off in the receipts of hogs
and the advance in prices caused a stronger
feeling early and the sales of products were
made at higher prices. The break in the
prh'es of grain, however, caused consider
able nervousness, and the offerings were
very liberal and caused a marked reduction
in prices. July laid opened at $0 07 l-Sand
sold down to *' 00. July ribs opened at
I" 72 1-2 and sold up to $7 75 ami closed
at $7 to.
A CINCINNATI DENIAL.
Cincinnati, Jun >*.—The very general
impression that Cincinnati furnished a large
part of the clique which has been ,charged
with managing the Chicago wheat deal,
turned attention iu this direction to-day,
when the panic in wheat developed. Very
strangely, Cincinnati mein!>ers ol the clique
vanish from all attempts to locate them.
J. XV. Wilcher, who has been publicly
uamod as one of the nitinibers, flatly de
clared, when naked for information ns to
the cause of the trouble, than lie knew noth
ing about i*. If he whs so deeply interested
"s charged, ho gave no sign, and
went on ending as usual. When
’change hours were ucor, the
others who ware suspected of lieing in
the deal were equally reserved. One of the
leading men of tlic 'supposed clique said he
did riot -lieve any Cincinnati men were in
it; that it was made uji of the o|H>rntors iu
California and Cleveland.
NO NIWNW OF PUNISHMENT.
Whatever the truth may be, there is no
of any suffering her*. Outsiders who
have some opportunities of knowing say that
the clique was not caught so deeply in July
wheat, and that June had been practically
settled. A prominent broker being asked
his opinion of the truth of the charges made
by Rosenfelt & Cos., that Cincinnati members
of the clique had failed to furnish money,
said it was more likely that the market
MR* broken in Chicago by lying about the
Cincinnati banks. ‘‘Why,” said he, “there
were fifty or more telegrams received
on 'change to-day, saying: ‘Wheat weak,
owingjo a report of a run on the Fidelity
Bank,’ or ‘Wheat weak on account of ru
mors of weakness of the Cincinnati banks.’ ”
AN ANONYMOUS ATTACK ON A BANK.
These dispatches were so abundant as to
indicate that there must have been some
concert of action. This theory is strength
ened by the receipt by the Fidelity Bank
from a number of their correspondents of
an anonymous printed circular intended to
injure the bank’s standing. They were
mailed from this city June 10,11 and 12, and
seem to have been the origin of the rumors
circulated to-day. The officers of the bank
are making a rigid search for the author of
this circular. Instead of anything in the
likeness of a run, the bank was busy receiv
ing deposits. This episode of the Chicago
wheat panic has caused much feeling here,
and the Commercial Gazette will say to
AN EDITORIAL CUDGEL.
“Yesterday, after the decline, the city
was full of rumors. Among these were dis
patches that the Fidelity bank was affected.
We visited that bank and we are authorized
to say that the Fidelity bank is in no way,
directly or inkireotly, concerned in the so
called deal, and cannot be affected by the
result. There is not in the Fidelity bank a
dollar of security in the shape of Chicago
wheat warehouse receipts for loans,
and no loans of any kind in con
nection with the Chicago transaction,
that are not good. Mr. Briggs Swift, the
President, is weil known here, and his state
ment will be received here without question
ing. The business of the bank was con
ducted yesterday as usual. There was no
run upon it from the city jt outside. It
would be unfortunate if o"r financial con
cerns should be affected by speculative syndi
cates, and it is gratifying to know“ that
whatever the result of the Chicago wheat
deal may l>e, that the Cincinnati banks are
free front the entanglement.
THE MILWAUKEE SUFFERERS.
Milwaukee, Wis. June 14.—The sudden
drop in wheat at all the great gram centres
created a great excitement on 'Change.
Three failures are reported, viz.: Frank
Wilson, Janies Wilde anil Hill, Fleiksheim &
Cos., the latter being the Milwaukee branch
of C. J. Kershaw & Cos., of Chicago.
Such scenes of wild excitement as were
witnessed on ’change to-day have never
been known here. When the break came
everybody frantically tried to sell wheat'and
nobody wanted to buy. In a short time
July wheat sold off from 80 7-Bc. to 77 l-40.,
while September dropped from 79c. to
75 3-4 c. Shortly before noon Hill, Flertz
heitn & Cos. were compelled to announce
suspension. They were buying for
Kershaw & Cos., of Chicago, and" were dis
appointed in not receiving the remittance
expected from Kershaw, and being also
pressed bv the other houses to whom they
were indebted, and yielded to the pressure.
Their suspension dragged down Hooker,
Crittendon & Cos. and Frank Willtan, each
of whom, it is understood, called for #30,000
in margins, failing to get which they were
also compelled to give up. Hill, Flertzheim
& Cos. claim that the money needed by them
will be forthcoming to-morrow, in which
event Hooker, Crittendon & Cos. and
Frank Wilson will also resume. John
Wilde, a broker, annouuoed his inability to
meet his margins this afternoon. It is be
lieved that other houses will find themselves
in deep water.
BULLS AND BEARS BOTH SINGED.
Much money has been lost here in small
amounts, that in the aggregate represent a
large sum. The bear alemeut is strongest on
the local board, but that crowd is not feel
ing very jubilant, having been whipped in
the deal. The bull crowd had exacted dif
ferences all along the line of the advance,
and now that the time has come to make up
differences the other side is unable to meet
them, sci that the peculiar spectacle is pre
sented here of both bulls and bears being
singed at the same time. Frank Wilson re
ceived a dispatch to-night, stating that Ker
shaw & Cos. would pay their obligations
PILES OF SILVER.
But Sturdy Watchmen, Armed to the
Teeth, Watch It Day and Night.
Washington, June 14. —The count of the
cash in the United States Treasury, which
is now in progress, has developed the fact
that the vault capacity is entirely inade
quate for the safe handling of the silver.
The silver vault was filled to its utmost ca
pacity some time ago. arid there still re
mained about 8,000,000 standard dollars,
which for want of a better place were piled
in bags in a passageway leading to the
vault. In taking count these hags had to be
removed to an outside hall, where they now
remain, protected from outside interference
by nothing but a pine board partition. It,
therefore, has to be guarded at all times
by the watchmen employed iu the building,
who are armed with revolvers dur
ing the day and with repeating
rifles during the night. Every precaution
has been taken to prevent its being tam
pered with-while in its present condition.
The count will last five weeks more and the
silver cannot be returned to the vault room
until that is completed. In the meantime
the work is being pushed on the new silver
vault authorised by the last Congress. It
will have a storage rapurity for 100,000,900
standard dollars anil will probably be ready
for use in September.
TO SUCCEED REN: PERLEV POORE.
The Committee on Printing of the Senate
co-day appointed W. 11. Michaels, of Grand
Island. Neb., clerk to the committee to suc
ceed tin- late Maj. Hen: Parley Poore. Mr.
Michaels js a practicing lawyer and was until
recently editor of the Grand Island Timex.
gen. miles in ch arge.
Reservation Indian.* Found to Be
Assisting the Ilostilos.
Tucson, Art., June 14. —Gen. Miles ar
rived hero last night and took personal
charge of the Indian campaign, as there is
every appearance of a prolonged war. Sus
picion has long pointed to the Indian set
tlers or. the San Pedro reservation as being
the abettors of San Carlos renegades, and
it swains now to bo am wtoblisht i ffi<*t tbufc
they are so. They have kept the hostile-,
informed as to t he movements of tiie troops
and have also furnished them with horses to
aid them In making their escape from their
The Treasurer of a Switchmans’ Aid
Society Absconds with the Cash.
Kansas City, June 14.—Walter 8. Con
don, Grand Secretary and Treasurer of the
Switchmans’ Mutual Association, has ab
sconded. He is a dmauiter to the above
named concern but to what eiteut is not
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1887.
PERCHED ON ATOP RAIL.
THE NON-COMMITTAL POLICY OF
Still Wasting Time in the Commons
—The Parnellites Have No Definite
Plan of Attack and the Government
Wins Every Time—Davitt and Cox to
London, June 14.—The Times correspon
dent at Rome says that the Pape has no
sympathy with Mr. Parnell’s Irish cam
paign, but that, no official opinion to show
how the church regards the movement has
yet been given, because the energetic pres
sure brought to boar by the majority of the
Irish bishops holds normally the conserva
tive tendencies of the Vatican in check.
The correspondent adds that nothing more
is definitely known regarding the question
of reconciliation between Italy and the
Vatican, or of the establishment by England
and the Vatican of diplomatic relations.
GLADSTONE’S ADVICE DISREGARDED.
In consequence of the refusal of a section
of the Parnellites last night to listen to the
advice of Mr. Gladstone, who suggested
that only weightier points lie discussed,
little progress was made in the House of
Commons with tho coercion bill, the whole
evening being consumed in discussing the
twelve lines of the fifth clause. To-night a
number of the scrappy amendments were
proposed and rejected, the minister treating
each in the curtest manner, the Liberals
refraining from speaking. The result of
this absence of any one plan of attack will
be that some of the worst features of the
hilt will escape amendment when cloture is
finally applied Friday night.
MR CHAMBERLAIN’S IDEAS.
Mr. Chamberlain, speaking at a Unionist
banquet to-night, said he rejoiced that the
signs of the times were favorable to the
Unionists. The game of lawlessness mid dis
order was up at last. The people had ex
amined Mr. Gladstone’s statements for them
selves. and the result was that their faith in
his judgment and patriotism had been rudely
shaken. He (Chamberlain) was glad that the
further responsibility for the negotiations at
the Round Table conference had been shifted
from him to I yard Harrington, in whom he
had entire confidence. Since he (the speak
er) had at the Round Table conference, sub
mitted an alternative plan for abolishing
the dual ownership of land without pledg
ing the British credit, Mr. Glad
stone had admitted that the
scheme was feasible, which admission
was somewhat of a feather in the Unionist
cap. They had been forced to support the
present government rather than accept the
Pamellite yoke. There Could be no hope of
a reconciliation until the Gladstonians
dropped their new allies. The Unionists
must know what Mr. Gladstone was pre
pared to surrender liefore they would accept
his offer for a conference. The old reaction
ary Toryism was dead and the hope of the
future lay in the union of the parties to
carry out the Dartford programme and
other necessary reforms.
PAVITT AND COX TO BE PROSECUTED.
Dublin. June 14.—1 tis reported that the
government intends to prosecute Michael
Davitt and Joseph Richard Cox (National
ists), member of Parliament for East Clare,
for inciting the Bodyke tenants to resist
DAVITT COMPLIMENTS THE EVICTED.
There were only two evictions at Bodyke
to-day. No resistance was offered. There
are now only four tenants to be evicted.
Michael Davitt in his speech to-day thanked
the people for their admirable discipline,
good temper and pluck. The campaign was
over, he said, and victory rested with them.
WANTED, GOOD JURORS.
Yesterday’s Progress in the Sharp
New York, June 14.—The twenty-first
day of the Sharp trial opened today with
about half of the new panel of 150 talesmen
making excuses to the clerk, who convinced
them that only the court had power to ex
Judge Bftirett decided the Vanderbilt em
bracery case by severely lecturing the young
mail. The Judge said that it was evident
there was no criminal intent on the part of
the young man and he allowed him to go.
Up to tlie recess the jury had not been
completed, but the vacant seat was filled
this afternoon by the selection of Jacques
Kahn, a furniture dealer. Janies M. Fair
child, the ninth jnror was then excused by
AN ARTFUL FORGER CAUGHT.
Arrested After Many Days for Passing
a Forged Check lor $37,000.
Chicago, June 14. —A special from
Wabash, Ind., says: Frank Fowler was
arrested at Richvalley. near here, yesterday.
He went there a few days ago and hired out
as a laborer to a farmer. Saturday a United
States detective appeared at ltichvailey and
informed the farmer that Fowler was
wanted in Tennessee for forging a check on
Gov. Bate, thirteen months ,ago, for $07,000.
Fowler is one of the most expert forgers in
the country. On the way to the railroad
station the prisoner made a desperate effort
to escape, knocking the officer down, but
the latter managed to recapture him.
TRIED BY A HIGHER COURT.
A Colored Woman Dies in Jail wliLe
Being Tried for Her Life.
Westminster, Mo., June 14.—Jessie D.
Brown (colored) was placed at the bar of
the Circuit Court of Carroll county for
t rial on Friilay last for the of her
new-born child. She was iu feeble
health, consumption having developed im
mediately after her arrest. She was daily
carried from the jail to the court house,
having been unable to walk. This morning,
her sister, who attended to her, found her
fiend in bed iu her ceil. Hie Aet wu-Re
ported to the court who said she had
tried by a higher tribunal and ordered
jury to be dismissed.
PA3COE A LL RIGHT.
Accounts "Jumbled'’ Through His In
competency, Say the Commlttoe.
Buffalo, June 14. —The committee of the
Typographical Union, who remained here a
few (lays to straighten out Secretary-Treas
urer Pascoe’s account!, have loft for then
homes. They said before leaving that they
had no reason to think there is anything
wrong with the accounts, and that the jutn
iile occurred from lnrompeteney.
A SUPREME COURT DECLINES.
No Decision to be Rendered as to
Whether Beer Is Spirituous.
Ralf.ioh, N. C., Juno 14.—The Supreme
Court to-day declined to decide the question
of the right of Giersrh to oell vinous or malt
liquors under the local prohibition law,
which was brought before them in the shape
of a habeas corpus fast
THE COFFEE MARKET.
Brokers in Better Trim and Confident
That the Panic is Over.
New York, June 14.— The feeling in the
street among the coffee brokers is stronger
this morning. Cables from Havre and Rfo
note the increase of prices, standing at
Havre at 2c. above New York quotations
and sc. above at Rio. A private Havre
cable dated to-day at 10:80 a. m. gives an
advance of two francs or about forty [shuts
in the New York market. All this tends to
strengthen the feeling on ’Change. The
talk of the street is the grand stand of the
“Old War Horse,” Mr. J. J. O’Douohue, in
staying the tide yesterday, which would
have otherwise carried widespread disaster.
Mr. O’Donohue feels confident. He believes
that the scenes of yesterday will not lie re
ALL PREPARED TO-DAY.
Said he: “At least one big house was
very closely pushed yesterday and two
others had a narrow escape, but they are all
right to-day. The big one lias now $500,000
in the bank to its credit, and will meet ail
its demands. 1 stand behind them and t here
is no danger. AU feel that, the market is
now in stronger hands, and buyers are lie
ginti.ng to think the bottom has been
reached and are sending in their orders. I
have tilled orders for 17,000 bags this morn
ing in the regular order of business.
The Rio speculators who bolstered up this
boom are considered a shaky lot. They
have a way of dropping on a falling mar
ket. Speculators and brokers from Balti
more and Philadelphia are flocking into the
street to-day, and a general feeling of sup
pressed excitement rules. The brokers are
gathered together on the streets discussing
the situation this morning.
A FEVERISH BUT FAIR MARKET.
At the first call at the Coffee Exchange
this morning an excited crowd of brokers
gathered about the board. The heavy bears
of yesterday did not noticeably appear to
the front. The market was feverish and
uncertain. The sales recorded at the first
call, however, show an advance on an aver
age of lc. or 100 points. The fluctuations
were groat and a wide range of prices ap
peared for the same months delivery,
t ables from Havre, showing a raise of SO
points, steadied tbs market and infused new
life into the crowds. Later a cable fmm
Rotterdam saying that the sellers there were
reluctant to sell was received with cheers
and cries of “Good enough!” The local
sales on the first call were 40,000 bags.
LOOKING AFTFR SETTLEMENTS.
A great deal of excitement was mani
fested among the brokers and speculators as
to the prospects of the settlement of Arnold
& Cos. and Mack ay & Small, the two firms
which went under yesterday. Mr. B. G. Ar
nold said that his firm was not prepared to
make a statement for some days. So far
they had not beard from any of their cus
tomers. Mr. Small, of the flrnfoc Maekay
& Small, said they were also unable to fur
nish any statement. “The crisis is over,”
Mr. Small said, “and to-day I think we
shall lie ablP"fo pay dolP.r for dollar. Our
customers will not suffer." The street is full
of rumors of the trouble among the bunks at
Chicago and Cincinnati, but telegrams from
these cities denj’ them.
CHANDLER ELECTED SENATOR.
New Hampshire’s New Senator to Fill
the Unexpired Term.
Concord, N. H., June 14.—The House
voted for a United States Senator at 12:05
to-day. There was a large attendance of
the members, and the galleries and lobby
were completely filled. The balloting pro
ceeded quietly, each man’s vote being
watched with much Interest. The ballot re
sulted as follows: Synion G. Griffin, of
Keene, 1; Joseph Wentworth, of Concord, 1;
Gilman Marst'on, 4; Harry Bingham, 136;
William E. Chandler, 165. Mr. Chandler
having received a majority of the votes cast,
the Speaker directed that his name is' en
tered on the journal tts the choice of the
majority of the House. The vote fftr
Mr. Wentworth was given by Mr.
Ladd. Independent, of Atkinson; that for
Gen. Griffin, by a Mr. Young, of Roches
ter, a Knights of Labor member, and those
for Mr. .\1 art.ton, by Democrats. AH the
Republicans were present und voted for Mr.
Chandler. Mr. Gould, Democrat, was the
only absentee. There having been u major
ity for Mr. Chandler in the Senate as well
as in the Holism he is elected for the unex
pired term of the late Senator Pike.
Under the law both branches will meet in
joint convention at noon to-morrow, when
the journal of to-day’s balloting will lie
compared, and the formal announcement of
Mr. Chandler’s election made.
Destructive Fires at Bt. Louis Yester
day-Loss Over $76,000.
St. Louis, June 14.—At 1 o'clock this
morning a large stable of the
Brewing Company, on the corner of Cass
avenue and Eighteenth street, was gutted
by fire, involving a loss of aliout $15,000.
Half a down valuable draught horses were
burned. Several teamsters and their fami
lies lived in the upper iwrt ot the building
and lost all their effects, they having them
selves only time to escape in their night
clothes. Almost simultaneously fire broke
out in the extensive stables of the Mound
City Street Car Company, on Glasgow and
Jefferson avetnios. The stables are valued
at $25,000, and were entirely destroyed.
Three hundred and five mules, valued at
*75 each, were burned to rjjvith. A large
amount of feed and 800 sets of harness were
also destroyed. The total loss is $50,000.
Freight Conductors and Brakemen
Charged With Robbery.
Omaha, June 14.—Ths discovery ha* been
made that the conductors and brakemen of
the Union Pacific railroad have been carry
ingout a systematic scheme of jobbery like
that exposed some months ago on the Penn
sylvania railroad. The official* have been
suspicious for a long time that something of
that sort was going on and last winter (lis
i charged several men, but they have been
‘nun I fie to get a positive clue. Yesterday a
ear was broken open at Central City and
goods taken from it. A telegram was re
ceived by on official here giving a list of the
stolen property, and also stating that the
thieve* had been spotted. Several robberies
of the same character have liecn committed
at Central City, and it seeni* that the crows
running east from Cheyenne are most deeply
AMERICA LEAD3 THE WORLD.
An India Broker DeslreaCab'o Cotton
Quotations from the United Staten.
New York, June 14.—As an Illustration
of the fact, that the market* Of the whole
world are Isms lining more and more inter
dependent, the following incident is noted
a* of Interest: A letter has been received
by the Associated Press in this city, from a
Hindoo broker at Bhamngar, Italia, nsklng
for f.h' 1 dally cable quotations of cotton re
ceipt* at the United Htalot ports and of the
cotton futures at New York.
A PERPLEXED SULTAN.
QUEEN VIC AWAITING HIS ROYAL
Additional Taxation Bills for Germany
-Rapid Progress in the Emperor’s
Recovery—The Bourse Quiet Russia
Desires Help to Oppose the Anglo-
Turkish Convention Bismarck’s
Constantinople, June 11—Sir Harry
Drummond Wolff, the British Ambassador
in connection with Egyptian affairs, has
notified the l J orte that Queen Victoria has
appended her signature to the Anglo-Turkish
convention concerning Egypt, mid that her
majesty awaits the issue of the .Sultan’s
irade announcing the convention in force.
OPPOSING THE LIVERPOOL CORNER.
Liverpool, Jupe 14.—1n connection with
the cotton spinners’ sliort. time movement
favorable replies have been received from
the spinners representing 11,000,000 spin
dles. A decision on the subject has been
deferred until Friday next.
Germany’s new taxation rills.
Berlin, June 14 The spirit tax lull was
passed by the Reichstag to-day. In the
course of the del>ate Minister Von Keliolz’
intimation that the taxation bills now be
fore the house did not conclude the govern
ment's scheme for the taxation reform, Herr
Von Benugsen said he fully trusted that, the
present Reichstag would not have to deal
with any more taxation hills.
THE EMPEROR RECOVERING.
It is officially announced that Emperor
William is niakiqg remarkable progress to
ward recovery. He rose at noon to day and
passed the afternoon in his study, receiving
several reports from the government offi
BUSINESS ON THE BOURSE QUIET.
Business was quiet cm the Bourse to-day.
Prices were very firm and there was a frac
tional advance in international securities.
The Russian government has made over
tures for ii joint opposition to the Anglo-
Turkish Convention, on the ground that it
interferes with the common right of the
Powers to Central Egypt and the (Suez
Canal. Count Bismarck remains neutral.
COUNT BISMARCK ILL.
Count Bismarck’s condition lias become
worse. He is afflicted with rheumatic pains,
which prevent his sleep. His doctors advise
rest and a change of climate. This illness,
however, prevents his traveling at present.
FORTIFYING THE NEUBE.
Brussels. Juno 14.—The Chnmt>er of
Deputies to-day, by a vote of Hi! to 41.
passed the bill for the fortifying of the
NO INTERNATIONAL TRADES’ CONGRESS.
London, June 14.—-The Executive Com
mittee of the Trades' Union Congress ban
re] sir tod aguinst the holding of an inter
national trades' congress, on the ground
that trades’ unionism in England has so
few points in common with the continental
trades’ unionism. “Foreign trades’ unions,”
says the report, “are not so organized
as to be able to send delegates whose
credentials would pass the scrutiny of the
English committee. The methods of the
English trades unionists are ridiculed and
rejected by the foreign workmen, who want
the government to accomplish at a stroke
what has taken the English a long iieriod of
self-effort to obtain. Englishmen are glad
to see the hours of the foreign laborers short
ened and their wages increased, but they
find no ho]x> of improving the posit ion of
the English workers except by the efforts of
WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE.
The Poll Mall Gazette prints an inter
view with Mr. Morrell MaeKenzie in which
the latter adheres to the opinion that the
swelling in the throat of the German Crown
Prince is simply a warty growth. Doctors
authorize the announcement that unless
some change occurs, the Prince will lie
absolutely restored to good health.
ITALY’S AFRICAN MEASURES.
Rome, June 14.—1n the t Chamber of Dep
uties to-dav Gen. Viale, Minister of War,
introduced a bill providing for the credit of
5.j,000,000 for military operations in Africa.
RIOTS AT CLEVELAND.
Strikers Attack and Beat Innocent
Workmen In Their Blind Rage.
Cleveland, June 14.—The strike tin the
ore docks of the New York, Pennsylvania
and Ohio railroad culminated in a riot this
afternoon. About a month ago the men
who load the ore into the care at tho docks
struck for #2 a day. an advance of 25c.
Since then tboir places have lieeu tilled by
colored men from the South and foreigners
brought here from Chicago. For the past
fortnight these workmen have been given
police protection, as the strikers, who me
Irish, have threatened to drive them out.
This afternoon George Vnrtor, a colored
porter nf the C'*:itrttl dejmt, took Supt.
O’Brien, of the New York, Pennsylvania
and Ohio road, bis dinner to the docks.
The strikers, who had congregated attacked
him, and knocking him down boat him
terribly, amt would have killed him
had they not been driven a cay by the
police. At the same time John Manvon
started home to his dinner. He is unloading
ore from a vessel, and is not a striker nor a
“seah.” He was assaulted just the same,
however, and had bis leg broken. The pcs
•lice cal bid for assistance, and the patrol
wagon dashed totbex-ene and the officers
dispersed the mob. The .railroad company
seeing that they would liave Pi act quickly
to prevent a bloody scene, loaded their im
ported colored men into a train and started
away to the suburb*. John Joyce, one of
tho men who assaulted Vactor, has been
COKE OPERATORS AT BEA.
Ultimatum of the Furnace Men which
Unsettles the Former.
Pitthburg, June 14.—The coke operator*
who have not granted the 13 1-2 per cent,
advance in wage* to employes have taken
no further action in the matter. There i
no intimation of their giving the advance.
It is probable that the operators will meet
to-morrow und confer with the blast furnace
men. who will hold a meeting. A* stated In
previous dinpatelie*, the furnace men have
given, a* tneir ultimatum, that they will
not receive any coke at #3, even it the strike
is settled. It is argic and that this will make
the operator* more united not. to give in.
This afternoon writs were served by
Sheriff Gray ou twenty-five of tin* strikers
at the Pennsylvania Halt Works ordering
them to vacate the company’* house* on or
before the first Monday in July. If the
houses are not vacant at that, tune the ooeu
pant* will bo evicted. The strikers denounce
the action of the company, lint, with one
or two exceptions, have promised to move
nut peaceably. There are no indications of
a settlement. A large demonstration of the
striker* will be haidrrkU/ night, at which
delegations of the Knight* of Labor a**ni
biies from all the surrounding town* will be
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Burnett Committed to Jail Charged
With Hancock's Murder,
Macon, Ga., June 14. —The commitment
trial of A. J. Burnett, charged with the
murder of J. C Hancock, was concluded to
day, in Crawford county, liefore Justices
Spilleis, Cleveland and Sanders. No event
ever attracted such a large crowd in that
county. Such was the interest that a heavy
delegation from all the adjoining counties
Jerome Burnett, the son, lias not been ar
rested, hence his trial could not lie hail. The
prosecution wus represented by Messrs.
Patterson, Moore ami Wallace, tlio defense
by Messrs. Rutherford, Smith, Blassengaiue
and Wright. At the conclusion of the trial
Biu nett was committed to jail on the charge
A RESPECTABLE CITIZEN DEAD.
Armstead Bryant, one of the best known
negroes in Macon, and of some means and
respectability, was found dead in his bed
this morning. Heart disease caused Ids
ARREST OF A BOLD, BAT) BURGLAR.
Thomas Lattimore, the bold burglar who
broke into Mr. liuhu's store the other night,
in the teeth of a large party of guests at the
Hotel Lanier, the electric light and a burg
lar alarm, was arrested this afternoon.
He was identified by having some of
the stolen goods about liis person.
The annual concert came off to-night at
the Wesleyan Female College chapel. This
morning the second section of tlie senior
class read essays. Hon. Albert Cox, of At -
lanta, was prevented from being present
and delivering the literary address on ac
count of the sudden death of his brother at
A JACKSONVILLE FAILURE.
Good Reports from Tampa A Yacht
Race and a Wedding.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 14.— V. H.
James, groceries, failed to-day. M. L.
Floyd was appointed asssignee. The assets
are aliout SI,OOO, and the liabilities sd,si)o.
There are five preferred creditors, mostly in
this State. The creditors principally be
long in Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
TO KEEP 'EM WARM.
Four immense boilers, aggregating fifty
tons, arrived for the Police de Leon Hotel,
St. Augustine, to-day, on the steamship
a pastor's wedding.
Rev. R. Weir, pastor of the Methodist
church, of laVilfa, married Alisa Mattie
Knight, a well known LaV ilia belle to-uight.
good quarantine regulations.
Air. l’aul Lttlune, Jacksonville's Board of
Health representative in THuipa, wrote to
day from Tampa that Dr. Bruner, of .Savan
nah, and Dr. Wylie, of Sanford, had per
sonally nisi>erte<l the fumigating and land
ing of the Havana and Key West mails and
Hint they expressed themselves thoroughly
THE CHEMAUN wins.
In the twenty mile race tin lay for SIOO,
between the yachts Chemuuu and Hero, the
Ctiemaun won by thirty-seven seconds.
key west’s favorable report.
Key West, Fla., June 14. —There has
be*'n one butnew ease of yellow fever here
since yesterday. Daniel Davis died in tlie hos
pital and one patient has lieen dischargeil.
FLOATING MILL BURNED.
Mill and One Million Feet of Lumber
Burned at Apalachicola.
Apalachicola, Fla., June 14.—Swindell
Bros.’ floating saw mil!, the “Triumph,”
located here, was burned to-day, together
with 1,000.000 feet of boards. The fire
originated in the cabin of the mill and was
communicatee to the lumber ashore.
TIT FOR TAT.
Chicago Laborers Sow the Seed for a
Bitter and#Jnlooked for Harvest.
Chicago, June 14.—There are not as
niany bricklayers leaving the city now as
when the lookout was inaugurated, aud for
the same reason that kcqw the bricklayers
out of this city. When the union here
raised its initiation fee to #35 for the pur
|iose of keeping bricklayers out of Chicago,
they did not. tliiuk, probably, that other
cities would follow their example. Those
bricklayers who went from hero to Milwau
kee, Kansas City and Omaha, were slws'kcd
on reaching these cits* to Hud that they
would not bo allowed to work by the unions
until they paid their initiation fee.
NO BROTHER!,Y I,OVE THERE.
As all those who went, away intend to re
turn when the trouble here is settled, they
did not like to pay HO or $25 into a union
to whose membership they may belong not,
more than a week or t wo. The unions of
the cities named refused to change theireon
stitution to accommodate the Chicago visi
tors. Several bricklayers, who left here a
week or two ago, have returivd, as lieing
unable to iiy the fre the union required,
they could get no work.
IRON WORKERS' NEW SCALE.
The Pittsburg Convention Issues a
New Scale Call for a Conference.
PITTSBTTBG, June 14.— I The convention of
the Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel Worker* complett-d anew scule at this
morning's s'ssion. It is understand to I>c
the demand of the puddlers for a IS 50 rate
for Imiling on a 2c. card, and a correspond
ing advance of 10 per ccut,. in other depart
ments, with the exception of the millers,
which, it is said, remains at 17c. Copies of
tlio scale will bo sent out to the manufac
turers to-morrow, and the conference on the
wage question Is to begin next Tuesday
afternoon At this afternoon's session of
the convention, the rejsirt* of the officers
were heard. Secretary Martin’s report re
viewed the trouble bet ween the Assix-iation
and the Knights of Lals>r. It if expect, *1
that the A inalga tod people will deckle upon
a defluite line of policy toward the Knights.
They Don’t Like the Idea of a British
Banquet in Taneuil Hall.
mittee on Taneuil Hall this afternoon gave
a hearing on a jsitltlon of the Central I<al*>r
Union and others that thebourd reverse its
action granting the use of Taneuil Hall to
the British societies for the banquet in honor
of Queen Victoria's jubilee. Thu ad
mission to the banquet were to be by tickets
and pivKissia were to Ist devoted to
charitable purposes. The committee will
make its re|*>rt next Monday night. Con
siderable bard feeling was exhibited during
Produce Exchange to Close Early.
Nkw York, June 14. —'The board of man
agers of the Produce Exchange today de
cided to ovexr i.ttfinaa at 2:15 i>. m. during
July and August, except on Saturday, when
the exchange ojoee* at norm, according to
the Saturday half holiday law.
I PRICE ft in A YEAR. I
1 4 C ENTS A COPY, f
SUPREME COURT CASES.
THE DECISIONS HANDED DOWN
The Court Adjourned to July 6—Death
of William Millor, a Convict Tha
Chamber of Commerce Onslaught
on the Bucket Shops A Bort of Lata
Atlanta, Oa., June 14.— The following
Supreme Court decisions have beeu handed
John F. Hardin vs. Thomas A. Lovelaco,
Alice H. t’uyler et a!, vs. Henry H.
Smith, administrator, et ah, Chatham. Re
versed, because lower court erred in re
fusing the application for an order to re
move the rase to the United Htafces Circuit
Z. D. Harrison et al. vs. Cotton States
Life insurance Company, Bibb. Reversed,
D. K. Christie vs. J. C. Whatley, Terrell
The court then adjourned to July 5.
death of a convict.
Principal Kec|>er Tower received notice
to-day from the < fid Town camp of the sud
den death of William Miller, a convict. An
inquest was held, but. not reported.
CHANGED THEIR MIND.
The ('handier of Commerce appointed •
committee of five to memorialise the l/gi
lature to suppress the bucket-shop* and to
petition the C ity Council to tax them $lO,-
000. Much a hill passed the last Legislature,
but the Governor vetoed it on a petition
from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
GAMBLERS' OUTFITS IN A BLAZE.
A novel scene was witnessed on the pub
lic square near the artesian well this morn
ing by ai>out 'SMI people, including a num
ber of Atlanta’s leading citizens. It was tha
burning of about s.‘>,ooo worth of gaming
oa raphe niolia, by the chief of police. Earlv
this morning Chairman James English, (if
the Police Commissioners, issued an order
to (thief ('oiUiOlly to have all the gnmblirg
tool* stored at the station destroyed
by fire, in public. During the last seven
years a number of raids have been made by
the police on gambling saloons in this city.
After each haul the materials used by tha
gamesters in their play were brought to tha
station. In this way these implements hava
accumulated until there were on hand about
twenty |x>ker tables, several roulette tables,
utxriit 100 decks of cards, several
hundred checks of all kinds, 400
or fsxi figured cards and a complete keno
outfit, some of the tools were very haud
-onie and costly. By order of Chief Con
nolly a patrolman took an ax and chopped
tlie paraphernalia into pieces at the station
house. Six drays were then loaded with tha
pieces and they were hauled to the public
square, where they were made into
two big bonfires a few feet apart.
When all was ready Chief Connolly
and ('apt. Couch poured kerosene on ‘be
pile and the chief then lighted a match on
liis boot and set them on fire. The stuff was
soon blazing and crackling in the presence
of the populace, who watched the mounting
tiaines with the keenest interest. The prop
erty of a number of old Atlanta gamblers
was represented in the fire. Heveral of the
gentlemen who still remain in the city were
about, as red-hot as tlie. flames in their com
ments at the wholesale destruction. Tlie
f;oods were contraband, however, and it has
ong since been docided by the Council tha*
they should never be returned to their origi
A NEW FEATURE OF PROHIBITION.
In the Recorder's Court to-day, in the
case of ,T. H. Hill, a negro, charged with
the violation of the prohibition law, John
Papa, the agent of Joseph Thompson at this
point, who runs a wholesale liquor house at
Griffin, testified that he sold Hill three
gallons of gin. Hill, he stated, gave him
$0 down, upon which he ordered the liquor
to !*i sent to him from Griffin. On
hearing this testimony. Recorder Anderson
at once put Pa|a under a tfiOC bond for sell
ing liquor in Atlanta, holding that when an
agent orders liquor for a customer at a dis
tant place, uud receive* the money in
Atlanta, it is a sale of liquor in this place,
and a violation of the prohibition law. Thi*
is anew phase of the prohibition question and
lias caused much comment. This method
of getting liquor to Atlanta is practiced by
a number of agencies here, and the decision
of the Recorder to-day will give rise to the
making of tlie prohibition cases on a different
line and lead to a more regard and genera)
enforcement of the law. The case against
Papa, made to day, is a test case and will he
watched with interest when it come* up in
the City Court, to which he is bound over.
A THRIVING GEORGIA TOWN.
Tifton’B New Railroad -Advantage* Hr
Tifton. Ga., June IK.— Every one here i*
talking railroad. It is now nearly reduced
to a certainty that the line of the South
Georgia and Florida rood will tap and croc*
the Brunswick and Western railroad at this
place. Your correspondailt was informed
this morning that a large force of band*
would be put at work here in the next twa
weeks, grading, etc. large and valuable
tracts of heavily timbered pine lands will
thus be rendered accessible to the market.
The line of LSe nisive road will probably
run a few miles to the westward of Nash
ville, the county seat of this ilkmw
county, and thence on to Valdosta, Go. .and
Gainesville. Fla. The building of this road
living now looked upon a* a certainty, it la
having quite a tendency to enhance th*
value of lauds along tlie proposed route.
The mill at tins pair is dally turning out
huge lots of beautiful luinner, flooring,
Capt. Tift is now erecting another large
dry kiln, in addition to the others now run
Narrow Escape of a Georgia Boy from
a Horrible Death.
CHIPLEY, Fla., June 14.—An accident,
that mum near being a fatal oue, happened
to Mr. James Weaver, a young man from
near Whigbaui, Ha., last evening
at the steam mill of Daniel Nepper's, of this
place, Just before the hour for the har.di
to knock off work for the day Mr, Weaver,
whose dutv it is ts supervise the planing de
partnient of the mill, noticed the matcher,
which is a large and powerful machine,
wus out of order, and went at once to set it
in order while under full steam, but un
fortunately be was caught in the shafting
.ind licit ing und was drawn into the rua,
i hinery, and but for the timely splitting of
the large i>uid, which threw the smaller
ones off, he would have been Instantly killed.
He ewajs'd with a 1 sully hroken :uid lacen
a tod arm.
Suicide at Covington.
Covington, tl a. .Juno 14 — Jiles Whitten,
a very old cit'/en of this place, committed
suicide by hanging himself this evening
while under mental aberration. He bad
I made repeated effort* before td take hit lite.
I He was about 'JO year* oW