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CRIMES BILL ADOPTED.
THE PARNELLITES LEAVE THE
HOUSE IN A BODY.
Action of the Government in Forcing
the Bill—Great Excitement in the
House- Intimation that, the Govern
ment is Getting Tired of the Eviction
LONbON, June IT.—When the debate was
resumed on the crimes bill this evening'Mr.
Henry Fowler (Liberal) moved an amend
ment requiring that before lire enforcement
of the clause (which deals with proclaiming
of dangerous associations) the: v,i went of both
houses of Parliament be obtained. This, lie
said, was the most dangerous clause of the
bill, and ought to be resisted to tho utter
most. If there was a national danger de
manding such exceptional authority, Par
liament might be trusted to confer ti e
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
opposed the amendment, saying that it
would only lead to a waste of time in Par
liament. Mr. Fowler’s amendment was re
jected by a vote of 233 to 171.
Several more amendments having been
disposed of, the chairman put the question
whether the clause should stand as a part of
Sir Charles Russell arose and entreated
the House to consider gravely the objection
able character of the clause. While he was
speaking the hour of P.' arrived. The Min
isterial benches rapidly tilled, the members
pouring in from the lobbies and the Parnell
ltes simultaneously arose and ieft the house,
the Chairman twice calling upon
them to resume their seats.
Amid great confusion a division was
ordered, and the clause wus adopted by a
vote of 332 to 168. The Parnellites re
turned after the voting, but the division
having been declared, immediately arose in
a body and withdrew amid the Conserva
tive cheers and laughter. The remaining
clauses were then put and carried without
comment, and the bill passed the committee
stage, tho Conservatives again cheering.
The report stage of the bill is fixed for
HOW THEY VOTED.
After the decision the Glaiistonians re
turned to hear the result, then left the
House altogether, the majority having
paired for the remainder of the evening.
Not a single Parnellite voted. All left the
precincts of the House immediately. The
Unionists voted solidly with the govern
A PLAN AGREED UPON.
A conference was held between the Glad
stonians and the Parnellites last night, at
which the course to be pursued relative to
the crimes bill was decided upon. The more
violent of Parnellites agreed to abandon
their obstructive course in deference to Mr.
Gladstone’s wishes. The Parnellites will
move the remainder of their amendments
during the report stage of the bill.
O’DONNELL AND THE -TIMES.”
Hugh O’Donnell, ex-Vine President of the
Home Rule Confederation, writes a letter to
the London Times from Cologne, to correct
what he calls that paper's misstatement
respecting the alleged condition of Parnell
isni with Irish crimes generally, and par
ticularly where it charges that Parnellites
were guilty of complicity in the crimes
committed by Frank Byrne. Mr. O’Don
nell declares that Byrne did not owe
his position in the Land Land League to
any relationship he may have had with any
of the Parnellites, but that he inherited
that position from the Home Rule
Confederation, of which he was a
member, and lie was the special favorite of
Dr. Butt, then an Irish leader, and, in fact,
if all the members of the House of Com
mons with whom he came ia contact
“have participation,” the letter goes on, “in
the assassination conspiracy it was cowardly
treason to the honorable members of the
constitutional organization whose confi
dence he misused and whose policy he en
dangered. I believe that his tail was only
another instance of the consequence of join
ing a secret society—that curse of modern
polities.” Tho Times, commenting on the
letter, accuses Mr. O’Donnell of evading
the important point of its charges and say s:
“If Mr. Parnell supplied Mr. Byrne with
money to leave tho country, the significance
of such action cannot he" obscured by any
O’BRIEN’S WARM WELCOME.
Dublin, June 17. — Mr. O'Brien, editor of
United Ireland, who arrived at Queenstown
to-day on the steamer Adriatic, from New
York, received an ovation upon leaving the
vessel. Scores of deputations from various
places in the land, together vritli large con
tingents from Cork and Queenstown, were
at the dock to greet him and escort him to
the Queen's Hotel. An immense crowd gath
ered in front of the building and Mr. O’Brien,
in response to the repeated culls for a speech,
appeared on the balcony' and briefly ad
dressed them, alluding to his American ex-
Serieuee and thanking them for their cor
ial reception. Mr. O'Brien, after receiving
the addresses from the deputations this
afternoon, will go to Cork, where he will be
Tendered the freedom of the city.
o’nniEN AT CORK.
Cork, June 17.—Mr. O’Brien was received
on his arrival here this afternoon, and was
presented with the freedom of the citv. Mr.
O’Brien said that the greatest dunger no had
encountered in Canada was not at the hands
of the Orangemen, but at the hands of his
impetuous friends. Ho feared tho occur
rence of anything that would compromise
Mr. Gladstone or Mr. Purnell. As long as
the plan of campaign Hag was Hying, tho
Irish beyond the Atlantic would extend
sympathy for Ireland.
A GOVERNMENT OFFER.
Crown Solicitor Murphy has intimated to
the tenants at Bodyke that if they renew
their offer to pay Landlord Callaghan £UOO
and he refuses it the government will aban
don its prosecution of the tenants and will
decline to furnish further jtoliee aid in cur
rying on the evictions.
AFTER THE EVICTIONS.
At the Ennis special court to-day, forty
throe persons, thirty-three being women,
were an-aigned on tho charge of assaulting
and obstructing the police during the evic
tions at Bodyko. The proceedings were ad
journed until to-morrow.
YESTERDAY IN EUROPE.
Preparing for the Jubilee—Royal Visi
tors In London—Germany.
London, Juno 17. —The Queen arrived nt
Windsor to-day. She was heartily cheered
by the people along the route from the rail
way station. The sun is shining and tho
THE OHILBAI MUTINV.
The mutineers of the Herat garrison com
prised one-half of tho Gbilsai regiment.
They aimed to capture the arsenal and
ihearly succeeded. A large portion of tho
garrison, consisting of Ghilsais, remains
COTTON SPINNERS ON SHORT TIME.
At a meeting of tho Manchester cotton
spinners to-day it was resolved to recom
mend to the trade that they run their fac
tories on short Uiuw for eight weeks.
fl!)£ JBcfning ffetogl
ANOTHER ROYAL VISITOR.
The King of Greece arrived in London
to-day. to partioqiate in the celebration of
the Queen’s jubilee. He was met at the
Charing Cross station by the Prince of
*' ales, who drove him to his London palace.
An immense crowd had assembled at the
railroad station to witness the arrival of the
Js-ing. The route to the Marlborough House
was well lined with the people in anticipa
tion of the advent of tho royal visitor, and
ho was cheered nil the way.
OWNERS IN FAVOR OF SHORT TIME.
Liverpool, Juno 17. —At a meeting to
uay of the owners representing 17.000,000
spindles, resolution was adopted recommend
ing short time. It is believed hero a short
time movement will prove abortive.
Berlin, Juno 17.—1n the Reichstag to
day the spirit bill passed its third reading
by 233 to 80. The steamship amendment
bill, the Reichlaud administration biil and
the workmen’s protection hill also passed
to their third reading. The session will
probably close to-morrow.
Amsterdam, Juno 17.—An amnesty has
been granted to all tho persons who were
concerned in the riots here in July last.
TROOPS FOR TIIK AFGHAN FRONTIER.
Lahore, -Juno 17.—1 tis rumored that
telegrams have been received from London
ordering tho Indian government to forward
troops to tho Afghan frontier. It is also
said orders have been issued for the comple
tion of the railway line to Candahar and
the extension of the Peshawur railway to
STEAMER CHAMPLAIN BURNED.
Tho Passengers Forced to Jump for
Their Lives—Seven Missing.
Detroit, Mich., June 17. —Aspecialfrom
Charlevoix says: The steamer Champlain,
of the Northern Michigan line, hound for
Cheboygan from Chicago, burned at mid
night, between Norwood and Charlevoix,
at the mouth of the Grand Traverse Bay.
The boat was running ten miles an hour,
when tho flames suddenly shot up from be
neath the engine, driving the engineer from
his post with his clothes on fire. Ho ran to
the hurricane dock, plunged into a tarn, and
then returned to his work, but was too late
to stop his engine or connect the
hose. The alarm was given, the sleeping
passengers aroused, and when the life pre
servers had been fastened on all they gath
ered on the forward deck. Two lifeboats
and the life rafts were lowered, but the
steamer was running so fast that they got
away. In ten minutes from the time the
boat caught fire, the pa&sengers wore all
compelled to jump into the lake. Tho
steward informs a Journal correspondent
that there were fifty-seven persons on board,
including the crew.
LIST OF THE LOST.
The lost are Ella Cooper, Smith Robert
Wilkes, and George Wrisley,of Charlevoix;
Mrs. R. M. liehoe, R. M. McKeel, Steward
Beans, two children, aged 3 and 5 years, of
Chicago; Capt. Lucas, of Petoskey; Henry
Brennan, clerk, and a fireman," and the
second cook and a cabin bov of Chicago;
Mr. Russell, of the Jackson (Mich.) Corset
Company; a lady and daughter from Frank
fort, whose names are unknown. Those saved
floated an hour and a half when they were
rescued by a yawl and ILsh boats from the
shore. Several of those saved were badly
burned. There are seven not accounted for,
the alxive list of the lost comprising only
those known to have perished. The boat
burned to the hull and has been towed here.
It is impossible now to tell the cause of the
fire, but it is thought it may have been
caused by a lamp exploding. Seven bodies
have already been recovered. The Cham
plain was valued at 810,000,
MOBILE’S GRAND OUTLOOK.
New Enterprises That Will Greatly Aid
the City's Growth.
Mobile, June 17.—The corps of engineers
in the employ of the Dauphin Island Rail
road and Harbor Company has gone to
work and is moving rapidly in tho construc
tion of the road, which will connect Mobile
with deep water In Mobile Lower Bay, a
distance of tliirty-fivo miles from the city.
The undertaking contemplates the building
of two bulk heads 2,100 feet long each, with
two loading docks 450 feet
long, supplied with machinery
for loading coal at the rate of 000 tons an
hour; also, for loading iron and cotton. The
road runs over easy grades to Grant's Pass
between the mainland and Dauphin island,
which pass will be crossed by a truss bridge,
now very nearly ready to 1* placed in posi
tion. On the island will bo cotton ware
houses, a compress, railroad buildings, a
summer hotel, etc. Money to the amount
of $1,600,000 will be expended, and
the work will be completed by
Jan. 1, under the supervision of
George Leighton, late engineer of Har
lem Bridge, Now York. As an outlet of the
mineral resoureesjof Northern Alabama and
the cotton of this section, tho road will offer
much-needod facilities. It will connect here
with three trunk tines—the Louisville and
Nashville, the Mobile and Ohio and the
Richmond Terminal system, and will con
nect outward with a line of weekly steamers
to Now York, and eventually with the
steamers to other Gulf ports and South
GEORGIA RAILROADS COMPLAIN.
The Interstate To Investigate the E. TANARUS.,
V. & G. on a Complaint.
Washington, June 17. —The Interstate
Commerce Commission has received from
tho Western and Atlantic railroad of Geor
gia a complaint against tlio Ea-st Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company,
charging it with a violation of the inter
state law in failing to afford the first named
road “reasonable, proper and equal faeili
tio sfor tli > interchange of traffic.” The com
plaint specifies that the “East Tonnesssee,
Virginia nnd Georgia Railway Company
interchanges traffic with tho Richmond and
Danville Railroad Company at Atlanta on
all business coming from Virginia on the
Other specifications are made from which
it appears that tho East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia company interchanges traffic
upon the usual terms with the Central
road, the Atlanta and West Point
Railroad Company, tlio Savan
nah, Florida and Western Railway
Company, the Louisville nnd Nashville and
others, refusing to Interchange business on
the usual terms only with the complainant’s
road, thereby greatly damaging its business.
Complainants nsked for such an order In the
premises as “will correct the abuses referred
Schooner’s Crow Rescued.
Fortress Monroe, Va., June 17.—The
schooner William M. Hines, from West
Indies for Baltimore, rescued the Captain,
bis wife und the crew of tho schooner Alice
Heart! from King’s Ferry for Philadelphia.
The Alice Hearn had founded at sea. Tho
crew were taken to Baltimore
Vlrisrlnla’a First Wheat.
Baltimore, Juno 17.—The flr*t wheat of
the crop of the present yew was sold on
’Change to-day at #1 per bushel. It was
grown in Virginia, and wa* of poor quality
and iu bad condition.
SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY, JUNK 18, 1887.
GEORGIA HEMP IN USE.
A TRIO OF MURDERERS LAUNCHED
John W. Smith Swings at Franklin,
Heard County, Jacob Leggett at
Reldsville, in Tattnall, and Fred Mor
gan at Louisville, in Jefferson—Their
Lives and Crimes.
Wadlky, Ga., June 17.—Fred Morgan
was hanged at 3 p. in. in Louisville to-duy
for the crime of murder, lie confessed his
guilt both in jail and ou the seal fold, and
said he ought to die. He walked upon the
platform smoking a cigar, and as cool as a
cucumber, fie is very black, with a forbid
ding countenance and wetglu 1(50 pounds.
He could not state liis ago. Ono'ol' his
spiritual advisers raised the hymn 406,
“Come ye who love tho Lord, indeed,” giv
ing out the lines. The vast negro auuicnco
joined in and made the welkin ring. Rov.
E. Burton then offered a fervent prayer,
during which the prisoner began to weaken
and perspired profusely. At the conclusion
he addressed the multitude briefly. After
this Morgan said: “I am to die on the
gallows to-day, but this rope and platform
will throw me into the chariot of tile Lord.
I will say Mr. Kelly always treated me
kindly and well. Now, what I want to say
is, pray all the time and don’t get tired
praying on the way.”
all forgiven now.
One of the attending clergymen, Mr.
Brutin, stated that he was satisfied that the
sins of this man had been forgiven. He
had been a member of the church, but fell
away. “If you unite with the church you
should l>e true to your profession. You
cannot violate the laws and kill your fellow
man with impunity. Read tlio twentieth
chapter of Exodus. ”
THE FINAL SCENE.
The prisoner then drank water freely, but
his stomach refused it. He then seemed to
weaken rapidly and would have failed had
execution licon delayed. The dreadful mo
ment having arrived, after the black cap
had been adjusted the supports to the
platform were knocked away and
the prisoner was launched
into eternity. His neck was broken by the
fall and he died without a struggle. The
crowd present was estimated at 5,000.
Everything was conducted with the best
order and decorum, and the Sheriff and his
assistants performed their functions ad
DETAILS OF MORGAN’S CRIME.
Fred Morgan’s crime was one of the
blackest that lias ever been committed in
the history of Jefferson county, and for the
benefit of "the readers of tho Morning News
a brief account of it is given.
Emma Lewis, his victim, for two or three
years had been separated from her husband
and last sununer Morgan induced her to live
with him ataßun Hill, on the Central rail
road. She remained with him until Christ
mas and then came down to Jphn Brinson’s
house a mile or two from Louisville,
intending to go back to her hus
band. On Christmas night at !)
o’clock she went out of the house, telling
Mr. Brinson she would return shortly. Af
ter she had gone about half un hour he
heard a gun shot a short distance from his
house. Alter waiting a long time for her
to return he became uneasy and went out
to look for her. About fifty yards from his
house he discovered a largo pool
of blood, with a trail as if
some heavy bleeding object had been
dragged along on the ground. Following
this about half a mile across his cotton field
to the adjacent woods, he found that tlio
trail ended at a large stump hole, across
which were thrown a pile of freshly cut
hushes. He removed those and found her
body stuffed down in the hole, and upon re
moving it found the back of her head blown
to atoms und a deep cut extending across
MORGAN’S ARREST AND TRIAL.
The authorities were notified and an in
qust held and all the evidence pointed to
Morgan as the murderer. A warrant was
issued and on the night of Deo. 20, 1880.
Sheriff Kelley went to Morgan’s house, at
Sun Hill. Morgan and another negro
named Monk McGruder, were in
bed together asleep. At the
head of the bod was a double-barrel shot
gun with one barrel empty. Mr. Kelley
brought Morgan on to Louisville that morn
ing, and as soon as it was known tho negroes
flocked from all quarters and openly spoke
of lynching him. At his commitment trial
lie made an open confession of his crime, but
assigned no reason.
THE MURDERER’S CONFESSION.
He stated he came down front Sun Hill
and met her by appointment the night of
the killing, and after she had talked with
him a good while she turned to leave him.
He tried to persuade her to come back, and
failing, threw up his gun and shot her in
the head. Ho then tied her feet together
with a piece of rope and dragged her with
her head down, across the field to the woods.
After getting to the stump hole he then cut
open her abdomen and hid her in the man
At his trial in the Superior Court lie plead
guilty and asked for mercy. The jury,
after lieing out im hour or two, came in
with the verdict of guilty, without any re
commendation to mercy. After Judge
Hines passed sentence upon him, ho said iie
was ready and wanted to be hung right
Everyone who knew anything of him
say tnat be is a most desperate
character. Before the day of his execution
he was trying to starve himself to death,
and would not taste food for (lays at a time.
Although very weak and emaciated, be did
not succeed m cheating the gallows, and
paid the just penalty which his crime richly
Carrollton, Ga., June (i.—Hanrd’s ter
ror, John W. JSmith, is now gone from
Franklin. Three thousand people "were
present to witness liis execution. At 10
o'clock they left the jail. The uijke>il*
crowd rushed to the front of gajkv-r
A private guard of fifty men
the scaffold secure from the crowd. Vini(§>
made a brief address, praising Harris and
Gordon, and said his life had been sworn
away by lies. lie was not guilty, but
knew it heap that would convict others
if he should tell of it. He showed
no signs of fear, but held up to the last, and
died as he had lived—utterly fearless. The
ropo was too short, and he died of strangu
lation. Great excitement was manifested
by the crowd, and when he wus pronounced
dead a sigh of relief seemed to go up from
the vast, throng. He wus greatly hated in
a sketch of his like.
John \V. Smith was liorn in Carroll
county and was 36 years old. His father,
Enoch Smith, once lived in Coweta county
and was a good citizen. He died several
years ago, leaving a widow and four boys.
John was always a bml > haraeter, and
a man dreaded by everytoxlv. He
nnd Bill> Barker, the father ol Bonner
Barker, the murderer's victim, were always
in some trouble with each other, and often
Bonner Barker wa* a |>arty to the trouble.
They often, since 1872, would have quarrels
and "light, swear out warranto against each
other, go before the grand jury and get
true bills and then they would compromise
before trial: and, notwithstanding the ef
forts of the Solicitor General and tho court,
it was utterly impossible to get a conviction
against either. This was the ease at (Jiroo
different times, when the parties
each other badly with knives. After ikso
Bonner Barker was a quiet, good citizen,
while John Smith continued his law less
course. Just one year before
he killed Barker, Smith made
his plans to kill Robert Huekaba
of Carroll county. After his arrangements
had been completed, by getting another
party off hunting with Huekaba in the
woods, Smith made bis appearance and tired
with a shotgun, the whole load taking effect
in Huekaba's back and shoulders, Huekaba
escaping by running. Huekaba recovered
and prosecuted Smith, but Smith, by the
efforts of liis attorney*. managed
to continue his case, and before the next
term of court Smith hnd got blood-thirsty
again and went to the house of Barker and
shot him down in the presence of Barker’s
wife, and one negro, A. Smith and one
King, two of his chums, wore near by at
the time. They were both indicted, but the
cases wore finally dismissed. After tho kill
ing, John Smith went to Alabama. lie
stayed only one week and returned to hjsold
settlement., and there stayed in the woods
two weeks before he was arrested, notwith
standing 150 men were searching the whole
country day and night. Finally, on ac
count of the severe cold weoAher and act
ing on the advice of'his frieflds, he volun
tarily surrendered, thinking that his brother,
A. Smith, and King would clear him, as
they saw the shooting and knew all the facts.
Smith was a man who never forgot a favor
nor did he ever forgive those who wronged
him or interfered w ith his plans. He was a
very quiet sort of fellow, and would not
have been considered a troublesome or dan
gerous man by those not acquainted with
him. He always committed liis crimes in a
quiet way. For a long time ho was con
nected witli the revenue department, and
troubled a great many men in the Blue
Shin district, Heard county. In that
way lie got the ill-will of
the whole district. He also suc
ceeded in having a great many cases re
moved from the State courts to the United
States court, where they were dispos'd of
without much trouble. The records in
Cleburne and Randolph counties, Ala., are
covered witli his crimes, but the authorities
never succeeded in getting him to
trial except once, when the jury
promptly returned a verdict of guilty,
and the Sheriff was ordered by the court to
carry tho defendant back to jail. The
Sheriff started, holding Smit h by the coat
sleeve, when Smith slipped out of his coat,
leaving the Sheriff to bold the coat. He
made liis way to tho woods
just east of Wedowee, being closely
pursued by the Sheriff and liis
deputies. Smith went up a tree and
there remained until night, lie then de
cided to make his way back to Georgia. The
next morning he was safely nt home. He
evaded the officers of Randolph county,
Ala., and was never rearreKted. Smith wiis
a man of wonderful nerve. He left a wife,
but no children.
JACOB LEGGETT HUNG.
Johnson’s Station, Ga., June 17.—From
all that can be learned at this hour, Leggett
was hung at Reidsville to-day. A large
crowd thronged the streets, the people coin
ing from a distance of twenty miles or
the murderer and his crime.
I-eggett came to Tattnall county some
years ago with one Lillie Grigdon, a "likely
looking mulatto woman. He was a quiet
fellow-, and attended to his own business anil
worked steadily. It was remarked that he
seemed to pay “his wife,” so called, great at
tention and tio love her very much He was
very superstitions, and frequently remarked
that he was afraid of the voodous. One day
an old negro came along who called himself
a voodou, or charmer, and they had some
words. The woman, too, was somewhat su
perstitious, and the words nnd threats of the
old negro alarmed her. Shortly after this
she left Leggett and wont to live with a ne
gro named Dick Edwards. Leggett acted
like one deranged at her sudden departure.
Going to Edwards’ house he begged and im
plored her to return to him, nut in vain.
All after this a change was remarked in
him. He seemed listless and stunned and
indifferent to his work.
the fatal meeting.
Oil Sunday, Feb. 21, the day the crime
was committed, Leggett and some compan
ions were on their way front Sunday school,
talking about one thing and another, when
the girl passed. In an instant Leggett
jumped toward her with a knife iu liis
hand and stabbed her five times in the liack
and side and then ran. His companions
chased him u short distance into the woods,
and seeing that there was no chance to
escape he gave himself up.
“I LOVED HER so”
When asluwrwhy he stabbed the gift ho
said: “I loved her so.” The wounded
woman was removed to a house near by,
where she had been living, and two weekK
later died. Leggett was confined ill jail,
and the night after the woman died several
prisoners broke out. Among them was
Leggett. Instead of trying to escape he
went straight to the house where the dead
woman lay and fell across the bed upon
which the corpse was placed, uttering a jar
gon which nobody could understand
He placed his hand upon her face and
brow, and after looking at her intently for
some time started back to the jail. His
trial came on in March. He was convicted
and sentenced to hang on May 17. The
Governor respited him thirty days, the
reprieve lieing handed to the Sheriff just, as
lie was ids>ut to launch Leggett into eternity.
During this interval Mr. Clifton, his at
torney, had exerted himself to secure a
commutation of his sentence to life im
prisonment, but in vain, the Governor re
fusing to interfere.
SHARP ON HIS DEFENSE.
Damaging Testimony From a Former
Assembly Engrossing Cleric.
New York, June 17.—Tho witness in the
Sharp trial to-<iay, whose testimony at
tracted the most attention, was W. L. Pottle,
who was the engrossing clerk In the Assem
bly in 1883. He testified to two distinct
olnn's of $5,000 from Sharp. First to alter
the general railroad bill as it, came from the
Senate, and second to deliver to him the
original copy of the bill for the purjiosffl of
altering it. Objection w.is made to tho
admission of this testimony on the ground
tlmt Sharp wax on trial for bribery in the
Board of Aldermen.
New Haven’s Soldiers’ Monument.
New Haven, June 17.—The Soldiers’ and
Sailors’ monument, erected on the top of
East Hock Park by the town and city of
New llaven in honor of tho heroes of tfif
Revolutionary war and the civil war, was
unveiled this afternoon in the presence of a
vast concourse of jieople. Trio height of
East Hock where the monument stands is
to* feet, and the height of the monument to
A Mob Cheated of its Victim.
Montgomery, Ala., June 17.—The
West McClure, who lias been lieseiged by a
mob and guarded by a sheriff’s poa-c and
the Oates Kith* in Troy for two days, tva*
brought here to-day aud ), viged in the Montr
gomerV mufitv toil for safe keening.
THE BULLS AND BEARS STILL IN
Yfesterday’a Market on ’Change Prices
Quiet and a Better Feeling Prevailing
- Suits Growing Out of the Wheat
Deals Kershaw’s Cautious* Partner
Involved-What “Joe" Says.
Chicago, June 17.—A quiet feeling pie
vailixl during most of the morning session.
The operators word still somewhat reluc
tant about taking any new speculation in
the way of settling up, or transferring old
business. An active shipping demand ex
isted, orders coining from various (mints.
Some large purchases of cash wheat were
made, though there was some inclination to
keep tlio matter as quiet as possible. Tho
receipts continue quite large, but not to tlio
considerable extent, comprised in loading be
fore the break in the prices occurred here.
July wheat opened at 7;;-'qtrt7'4o. It declined
to t:(@7B' 4 c., at which figure it remained
pretty firm until about noon, when tho
failure of H. P. Wadhant & Cos, was an
The firm had a good many trades open,
probably 200,000 or 300,000 bushels a side,
and when the stuff came on the market it
broke prices and made the market weak for
tho rest of the forenoon. July declined to
72c., and during the balance of the morning
session it did not get above 72dc. Much
the same condition prevailed in the market
for the June wheat, as for the Jnly, it
opened at, 72c., but declined to When
the break in the July occurred, prices were
a trifle firmer on the afternoon session and
Ju|y closed at 72?q<\ and June at 71c.
For the first, time in tlio history of the
road the Rock Island Railroad Company to
day demanded a cash deposit to cover all
freight charges on grain shipments. The
road’s action caused quite a stir among the
Corn ruled rather quiet, during most of
the day, though at times there was moderate
trading. The feeling early in the day was
quite firm under a fair demand, the com
mission men receiving a good many buying
orders on country account, and there lieing
a lietter demand from local speculators.
July opened at, 37^c., sold down to ;J6%e.,
amt closed at 37 1 ~e. There was only a slight
sixvmlative movement in oats, for the mar
ket failed to attract many speculators.
A quiet nnd rather easy feeling prevailed
in the provision market, and lower prices
were accepted. The offerings were some
what larger on behalf of the outside parties,
who desired to realize at the recent advance.
Willie the demand was limited from all
sources, an undertone to tho market indi
cated a weakness, with little inclination to
make special transactions. Trading was
chiefly iu contract* for July and August
delivery. July short ribs opened at s7.47bj'
nud closed at $7.32}5, the lowest figure of
the day, July lard opened at and
closed at |fl.92X, ulso the lowest figure of
brokers growing cautious.
The brokers in the pit are careful to pick
men with whom they do business, and pay
and even more to got the n&mesof
rich and strong houses. A member of one
of the clique firms, in a conversation with a
reporter, cleared up some of the secrets of
tho attempted wheat corner. The clique
had about 84,000,000 of its own money here,
with which to margin cash wheat and op
tions. There never was a moment up to
last Monday, when there was any hitch in
the monetary matters. The trouble arose
probably from the enormous arrivals of
cash wheat. It hod not been anticipated
that the cash wheat, receipts in June would
average more than 300 cars per day, or an
aggegnte of more than 0,000 for the month.
NO SENSATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS.
There were no newer sensational develop
ments in tho affairs of tho busted wheat
clique to-day. Kershuw has got no more
funds and will not get any more.
The affairs of Kershaw & Cos. are so des
perate that Eggleston, whose liability as
general partner is elaimod, is putting his
property out of his hands. Cash wheat will
not come on the market, so that the panic is
JOE ON THE GROUND.
Mr. Joe Wiltshire got here Saturday and
an interview nt tho hotel was held lmtween
Mr. Kershaw, Mr. Johnson, of Rosenfeld &
Cos., and Mr. Wiltshire and Mr. Hoyt. It is
denied that there were any sensational de
velopments at that meeting. Wiltshire now
claims that there was no such pressure as
Rosenfeld & Cos. claim on Tuesday morning
on the clique business, but that it canto from
the holdings of Rosenfeld of toiler wheat.
Mr. Joe Wiltshire, the clique representa
tive, is a good looking man of 45 years. His
left eye is like Ben Butler’s. For five
months Wiltshire was in Libby Prison and
was once drawn to be shot. In quietly talk
ing over liis troubles with liis lawyer
Wednesday, ho said that his forty-eight
hours’ experience at Chicago, he found, was
incomparably worse than anything he suf
fered in the Libby prison. H. D, Wadhams
& Cos. have requested all their trades closed
out. Robert Linhlom, this afternoon, se
cured an attachment against Mr. Eggleston,
Mr. Kershaw’s backer. Suit was entered
by Jones, McCormack & Kennet against
Maurice Rosenfeld & Cos. and Byron J.
MeCleary commenced attachment suit
against Rosenfeld for 840,(XX).
WORK FOR THE LAWYERS.
The litigation over tho remains of the
twenty suspended commission firms goes on,
and the deputy sheriffs are seen flying
around the board. < B. Eggleton wan seen
to-day, and he talked freely In reference to
the suit brought against him to make him a
general partner ol C. J. Kershaw & Cos. He
said: “I am a special partner in the firm of
C. J. Kershaw (St Cos. for 825,000. The only
business I have ever had with Mr. Kershaw
began about May 1, when ho came to me
and wanted me to carry some cash wheat
for him. About June Ihe came again and
I carried more cash wheat. When the
market broke i called on him
for margins the same as I would
on ny other house. My call was
for 8400,000, und has never been met I
carried cash wheat simply as liaiiker, and
was paid for it. It to true that lain trans
ferring my property to prevent Kershuw
from attaching it. Do you suppose lam
going to stand und have my prorierty
attached for Kershaw’s debts, "when lam
not re*q>oiislhle( I don’t know ly more
uhout his Imsmess than you do, and not half
as much as many men on the floor, for I
seldom go there. ’That to all there to to it.”
Big losses figured.
An evening paper says: “The principals
of the late wheat clique are estimated losers
to the oxtelit (.f 84,1 >OO,OOO to $6,000,000. Their
follower* and tools are losers to fully the
same amount., it to roughly caleuiAtod
that the collapse in Chicago represent* about
$10,000,000 to all concerned on the losina
side. The Cincinnati friend of the great
shark*, when asked tf they were iikeiv to
save anything out of the ruin, replied: *Thnt
depends. If they can hold on to
their cash wheat, they are all right. The
question to, can they I There to a prodigious
amount of wheat tn Chicago; more than any
other wheat, centre in America, in fact, more
tbau one-third of the visible supply of the
country is right at ■ that point now. There
to little in Duluth and little in MhuMMKiiis.
I have an abiding faith in the men in the
clique and in their resources, and hope
to s*e them come out of this tiling in pretty
ROCK BOTTOM AT I.ART.
While the future of the clique is certain,
the future of wheat is not so clearly estab
lished The liest advised tueinners of
Change, regardless of the wheat they have
been tight mg with horns or claws in the
past, think that there can and will hie no
further sharp decline in prices for two good
reasons, first, that the grain is worth the
present figure*, and second, that, men with
money in Chicago cannot afford to sec an
DUN'S WEEKLY REPOUT.
Business in Very Good Shape, but
Money Getting Scarce.
New York, June 17.—1 t. U. Dun te Co.’s
weekly review of the trade says: “It is now
encouraging that two of tbo great specula
tions by which business Ims for months been
embarrassed have come to an end without
disaster to any other parties save those who
invited the disaster. Arnold & Cos., in coffee,
and Kershaw & Cos., in grain, with power
ful combinations behind them, have been
broken with a number of small operators,
but commerce and ilnancos have not lieen
seriously disturbed. For the first time since
February Chicago was selling wheat
for export on Thursday, and the
market is uoiv gradually adjusting itself
to the natural conditions. The sales of
wheat here reached 9*5,1117,000 bushels, and
of coffee 1,373,(XX1 bags. In both markets
the liquidation is progressing with a more
quiet feeling. The ir<in market is somewhat
weakened in tone by the breaking of the
coke combination and the renewed produc
tion of some of the furnaces, which havo
been “banked.” Others, however, re
fuse to pay over $1 .70 for coke,
and the conferences are awaited. The
largo imports and great supplies of old
iron, and the curtailment of the nail
production to leas than one-half the capacity,
with the increasing sales of the Southern
iron, effect, the Northern markets, but prices
have not materially changed. Sales of
10,000 tons of foreign rails to the South
western road and lo.(XX) tons for delivery at
Port land, ((regon, are reported.
Cotton yielded but a little when the other
speculation broke through. The exports for
the week are only 0,1500 hales, against 38,000
last year, and the crop prospects are every
where reported the most favorable for sev
eral years. With a JCf per cent, increase in
the acreage, a yield, the largest ever known
by 300,000 bales may result , according to
present accounts. If the weather favors,
and the price of raw cotton is held 30 per
cent, above that of Nov. 1. with the print
cloths lower than at that time, the distrust
of the current prices will affect dealings in
the goods to some extent, though the de
mand is still healthy and strong. The re
ports from many points, though almost, uni
formly favorable as to the volume
of trade for the season and exceedingly
hopeful as to the future, begin to note the
stringency of money in several directions
for reasons differing with each locality.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during Inst, week number
for the United States 103, Canada ‘JO, a total
of 318, aguinst 173 last week, and 150 the
week previous. The increase noticed this
week arises of course mainly through the
when* excitement in ( 'hicagc i and the West.
In other sections of the country the busi
ness troubles appear to be lighter than
A NEWARK FIRE.
Plant of the United States Electric
Light Company Destroyed.
Newark, June 17.— This afternoon a Are
broke 'out in the laboratory of the United
States Electric Light Works. The entire
building in which the Are started, about
230 feet on Orange street and 100 feet on
Plane street, and the engine house, which is
located in the centre of the block, were
destroyed. The loss is est imated at $1.10,000.
One hundred and titty liandH are thrown out
of employment. It is stated that the fire
started from an electric machine in the
basement, and that tho workmen tried for
fifteen minutes to extinguish tho flames
before sending in an alarm.
NO ‘‘MIXED-’ LABOR.
Poles Strike in Chicago Because a
Negro was Employed.
Chicago, June 17.- Two hundred Poles
employed by the Chicago Lumber Company
knocked off work mid refusal to return this
morning for the reason that the company
introduced a negro into their midst. The
striking Pole* represent a force in the yards,
and great was their indignation when they
liehcld this morning a negro among them.
They at once visited the company with the
demand that the obnoxious person sbouh}
be withdrawn, and as there was some delay
in complying, they all walked out.
Chicago's Labor Clinch.
Chicago, June 17, — Both parties to the
building dispute are now more determined
than ever to hold out to the bitter end since
yesterday's meeting, and though the brick
layers have not yet discharged their arbi
tration committee, they are becoming more
and more averse to its taking any action.
The fight has now narrowed down to the
simple matter of endurance.
New Maritime Rules In New York
New York, June 17.—The Board of
Maritime Trade has resolved that hereafter
in case of a strike at the petroleum yard
while a vessel is loading, delays are not to
count during the strike if delay is caused
by it; and in esse of the strike of tho stove
dores or other laborers employed by the ves
sel, the ship shall lx- free from responsibility
for the delay ami shall not ho charged for
A Rnvisher Lynched.
Leonardtown, N. Y., June 17.—Ben
Hance, a negro, was arrested last month
charged with attempted outiwge on ayottng
white girl in St. Mary's county, lie was
placed in jail here to await his trial. Early
this morning about fifty men, white and col
ored, broke down the doors of the jail, took
Hance out and hanged him to a trie.
The jailer claims not to know any of the
Flouring Mills Sold.
Richmond, June 14.—The Oallego flour
ing mills were sold at auction under an or
der of the court, two months ago, for $120,-
ono. The sale, however, was not con tiniest
by tho court and the mills were resold to
day. Charles L. Todd and his associates, to
whom tiny wore originally knocked down,
lieonmo the purchaser# to-dav. They also
pure based tho company’s liond*.
Andover s Theological Troubles.
. Andover, June 17.—The Andover Board
of Visitors of the Andover Theological
Heminary voted to-day to dispense with the
service* of the President, E. C. Hmith, and
Prof. Woodruff, ns the outcome of the re
“Up In a Balloon.”
St. Louis, June 17. —The “World” bal
loon started at 4 thia afternoon with fair
•AlWtheif and a light bi-eeze.
1 PRICE IO A YEAR. I
1 A CENTS A COPY, f
DEATH LADEN ZEPHYRS.
GREAT DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND
The Quick and Disastrous Work of a
Cyclone at Grand Fork*--House*
Overturned or Blown Bodily Away—
List of the Killed and Wounded—
Curious Accident to a Train.
< hk ago, June 17. —A special from Grand
Forks, Dak., says that city was visited
with n destructive tornado yesterday after
noon. The storm came from the west and
traveled due east. Twenty-live or more
buildings, including the Catholic church and
the University of Norlh Dakota, were
blown to the ground. The laboratory and
museum of the university were almost to
tally destroyed, besides hundreds of smaller
dwellings, storehouses and sheds. The fol
lowing were killed outright: Mrs. Follet
and her mother,Mrs. Davis, Cora Starboard,
aged 13 years, and a man named Gummer
son. in East Grand Forks. The seriously in
jured were Mrs. A. Star hoard and child,
Mrs.; Edward Tierney and two children,
Mrs. Jnmc., Andrews and two children,Mr*.
Tnlton and two children, Mrs. Guyotand a
daughter, at the University of North
BLOWN FROM THE TRACK.
11l East Grand Forks fourteen businesa
buildings were destroyed and both the
bridges across the river were swept away.
The total loss is estimated at SI(XUXIO. The
storm was local in its effects. The train
from the north was blown from the track
about four miles out, and rolled over a
couple of times. No one was killed, bub
many were seriously injured.
During the storm last night Halver
Lei and, of Wall township, was killed. Tha
storm is reported quite severe at Manvel,
and Ardor k, where the buildings were blown
away. The Andrews family had their
house torn to pices and carried 100 fi*et.
EM Tierney's house was overturned and his
wife injured. The children were carried
ISO feet, and not hurt. One of them, aged 8
years, was carried across the railroad track
and lay there during the whole storm. C.
A. Myerstrom is dangerously hurt about tha
A Rainfall Phenomenon Puzzle* the
Wisest and Alarms the Ignorant.
Auocrta, Ga., June 17.—The rain on *
small spot at the corner of Forsyth and
Watkins street has lieen falling for ten
hours, though the day is hot and the sky
clear. The Augusta Evening \cu>s, an af
ternoon paper, gives this account: “In front
of house No. 820, on Forsyth street,
oceupiid by Mr. John Phillips, the rain
was seen falling in minute drops. It made
an impression on t he siu faoe of the ground,
and by putting down a sheet of paper the
pattering of the rain could be ihstinctly
heard. The falling rain was first dis
covered by Mr. Phillips’ neighbor.
Mrs. Lee, nbout *1 o’clock last night. At 1L
o’clock this morning the water continued
falling. A large crowd witness**! the un
solved mystery and were amazed upon
viewing the spectacle. The distance within
which the rain fell is nbout two
feet in diameter. At noon the
rain ceased falling, which is supposed to
have lieen caused from the heat of the sun
upon the earth, absorbing the water ns it
fell. To-night the spray is again coming
down. Negroes in the locality are going
wild over the phenomenon.
AN IMPROBABLE RTORY.
A special to the Chronicle from Ia ureas,
S. C., says: Reliable information has just
been received here from Col. Seaffln and
from the tetters of private citizens In the
vicinity that the negroes near Cedar Grove,
in Laurens county, have organized them
selves under the guise of Knight*
of Labor. It Is said that a man by the nnma
of Hoover has been there and instigated
them to this course, as he ha* done a similar
tiling in Hpnrtanburg county, near Wood
ruff, on tho Port Royal and Western
Carolina railroad. They hold two
or three meetings a week in tho
churches with closed doors and armed door
koojiers, and with threat* of death to those
who divulge the secret. They have resolved
to demand a dollar a day for their labor.
They say the coit ry belongs to t hem and
they will kill the old white men and women
and inai-0 the young women their wive*
and enslave the white lioys.
A cavalry company has lieen organized
at Cedar Grove among the white men, with
Dr. John Westmoreland Captain, and Abra
ham Cook First Lieutenant, C. H.
Henderson Hecond Lieutenant and J.
C. Cox Third Lieutenant. These men
are very conservative, and have organized
themselves for self-protection in case them
should be any outburst of violence from tha
IN THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY.
Tho Richmond Veterans Banqueted in
Boston, Junp T 7 Robert E. Lea
Camp of Confederate Veterans of Richmond
were banqueted this evening in Faneuil
Hall. Soon after 6 o'clock Post 15 and the
First Regiment fife, drum and bugle corp*
escorted the visitors from the Tremont
House to the hall, which was elaborately
decorated. In front of tho platform were
the Htato shields of Massachusetts and Vir
ginia. A more brilliant assemblage lias
seldom lieen gathered there. There wers
men of distinction in military and civil life,
men who had fought on the field of battle
and the floors of Congress—men high in
social and political circles, and men of rank
and file, in war as well as in peace. Among
the invited guest* were Gov. Ames, Senator
Hoar, Hon. G. D. Wise, Speaker Noves,
('harles D. Nash, Post Commander Tobim
Rev. M. J. Ravage, Adjt. Dalton, and
many others. After the menu had been
thoroughly discussed, Commander DalJ
of Post 15 made a brief speech
THE VACANT JUDGESHIP.
Mr. Hammond’s Friends Strongly Urg
ing His Claims before Grover.
Washington, June 17.—Senator JosepH
E. Brown and his Georgia delegation called
on the President to-day to urge the appoint
ment of ex-Repre*entative Hammond, o|
Georgia, to the vacancy on the Su
preme bench. The President did not
commit himself. Congressman Holman,
of Indiana, i* also urging Ham
mond, who is his personal friend fof
this place. This urgency doe# not help Mr,
Hammond. It is still regarded ns niobnbU
that Secretary 1-aniar will he appointed.
Only Ono New Case.
Key AVent, June 17.—Then- has been oni
new case of yellow fever since vesterdaf
anil one death. Thu people are very deeir*
on* that the National Board of Health
should remove to New York the unoccli*
mated foreign mechanic* who are ruos*
likely to heooine victims of the fever and
who are unable to help themselves. If thi*
were done it is believed that the fever would
| cease aud the danger of it spreading to other
' local,tie* be entirely r-'movM