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SHARP WAS TOO SHARP.
bribery by whohesale or as
Testimony That Proves Sharp to be a
Very Sharp Man Indeed—What a
’"Dummy” Director Testified to—“lt’s
All in the Family”—A Fine Collection
of “Large Bills.”
New York, June 20.—The trial of Jacob
ShMl> "-as continued this morning.. Thomas
H. McLean was recalled and produced the
stock book of the Broadway Surface
road. It was perfectly blank, not a certifi
cate being cut therefrom.
ONLY ONE CERTIFICATE GONE.
The stock ledger of the Broadway Surface
Railroad Company was also produced,
showing one entry. It was a credit to Jacob
Sharp, by certificate No. 1, of 925 shares,
made June 22,1885. The certificate corres
ponding with this entry was identified as
the only one ever detached from the stock
certificate book of tho company.
John H. Pentz, one of the Broadway Sur
face road directors, was recalled
and said: “I was what is
called a ‘dummy’ director and acted for
Mr. Foshay ana in the interest of the
Seventh Avenue railroad. The issue of tho
bonds was a part of the original scheme,
provided by tlie arrangement of the month
previous, when the Seventh Avenue Com
pany guaranteed 8125,000 of those bonds. I
am Mr. Foshav’s brother-in-law, and he
told me the week before the organization of
the Broadway Surface road that he wanted
mo to be one “of the directors. -
BIG BILLS WANTED.
Isaac V. Brokaw, E. F. Coe and Jeremiah
W. Curtis testified to having purchased
round amounts of the bonds, and at Kerr’s
and Fosbay's request had their cheeks
cashed in the largest bills they could ob
tain. Cashier Mervin, of the Pacific Bank,
testified that he cashed for Mr. Kerr four
checks, aggregating in amount $170,000,.
and that at Mr. Kerr’s request he gave him*
the largest bills he had, of 85,000 and
The object of this testimony is to create
an inference that the collection of such
large sums, at that time, was to make up
the “boodle” with which it is alleged the
aldermen were bribed.
BIG RAILROAD DEAL.
Rumors that Ives and Staynor Have
Perfected Their Big Scheme.
I Cincinnati, June 20. —The Commercial
[Gazette to-day prints a three-column special
from New York purporting to give the in
side history of the Baltimore and Ohio deal
with Ives, Staynor & Cos. • The main point
of the story is that Messrs. Ives and Stay
nor made a contract with Mr. Garrett by
which they were to get the controlling in
terest in tne Baltimore and Ohio for about
$ 18,000,000. That they have paid Mr. Gar
rett. 820.000 in cash, SIO,OOO in a certified
check and 158,000 shares of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayton preferred stock, and
that they have promised to make good the
balance “of the overdue payment of $600,000.
The final outcome is to lie a continuous road
from Baltimore to St. Louis, using the
Baltimore and Ohio to Parkersburg and
the Vandalia thence to St. Louis. The
special goes on to say that it is proposed, at
a meeting to lie held here to-morrow, to au
thorize the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Day
ton directors to divert from its original pur
pose the proceeds of the preferred stock au
thorized in September last for redeeming
the bonds and the guaranteed stocks so that
these proceeds may be used for the general
purposes of the company.
Tne Commercial Gazette says editor
ially: “If they (the new owners of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton) are able
to go and gather in the Baltimore and Ohio
and employ that as they have the Cincin
nati, Hamilton and Dayton, the country
w ill have the benefit of about as audacious
a job of adventurous financiering as has
ever been undertaken. There is this pecu
liarity that modifies the matter to a con
siderable extent. Nearly the whole of the
stock of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Day
ton is held by the parties who are engaged
in the manipulations. Whether the few
small stockholders left out, will take any
interest in the action to-morrow, remains
to be seen.”
NO HURRY TO RETURN.
Virginia’s Veterans Are Having a Big
Time and They Enjoy It.
New York, June 20.—1 t was expected
that the R. E. Lee Camp of Confederate
Veterans, who took part in the Bunker Hill
monument ceremonies at Best in. would re
turn home by the way of New York. In
stead they broke ranks in Boston yesterday.
About twenty-five of them were .11 this city
to-day ami were entertained by the Stein
way and Cameron Grand Army of
(be Republic. m
THE VETS WELL PLEASED.
Washington, June 20.—The Robert E*
lee Camp cf ex-Confederato veterans,
passed through this city this morning (ft
their way back to Richmond. They iqxike
Very enthusiastically of the reception given
them, not only in Boston, but in Lynn.
Everywhere they experienced kind treat
ment and boundless hospitality.
Tho Shenandoah Valley Railroad.
New" York, June 30. —The first, mortgage
bondholder's committee of the Shenandoah
Valley Railroad announced to-day that they
accepted the projicsition made by the Nor
jolk and Western Railroad. The terms of
fcui proposition provide for the purchase of
ne property at foreclosure and the forma
tion of anew company which wifi issue live
million one hundred thousand first mortgage
bonds, Sx,(XK),OOO preferred stock, and
tommon stock to the amount of the old
(took outstanding. Norfolk nnd_ Western
tgrees to lease the Shenandoah Valley for
$99 years, and pay over not less than 80 per
tent, of gross earnings, but always as much
fcs the interest on first mortgage bonds, and
endorses the bonds wjth this stipulation.
Wilson to Fight for Liberty.
Toronto June 20.—James Alexander
Wilson, the defaulting Treasurer of the
(Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company,
tot Philadelphia, was taken before an acting
police magistrate this morning and re
pianded until Friday without lieing asked to
plead. • Ties enurae was pursued so as to en
fchle witnesses Bid |vipers from Philadel
phia to arrive. Wilson has engaged the
\hlcst cfflninal lawyer at the liar here.
Marnvell, alias Brooks, to Hang.
Sr. Loins, Juno 20--Maxwell, alias
Brooks,'tfie murderer of Prellcr, is to be
banged. Thu Supreme Court refuses to re- '
Verse the decision of (lie lower court. The
liisoner was unofficially notified by bis at- ;
11-neya yesterday and was very much de
s acted, saying that his trial was a force.
Not Our Dauntless.’
Hartford, Conn., June fit*. —A ratio I
Received here to-day from Caldwell H. Colt,
the owner of the American yacht Daunt
less, says *ha is not the vouscl in Uut English
iuhi lee races.
HOT WEATHER WAVE.
Signal Service Offers no Aid, But Only
Says Wait Patiently.
Washington, June 20.—The warm
weather which has prevailed for the last
few days in nearly every part of the coun
try continues, and at the signal office it is
said that immediate relief is to be expected
only from local thunder storms. Should the
wind shift to the east, however, it would
have the effect of reducing the temperature
in the States bordering on the ocean. At 7
o clock this morning the thermometer regis
tered 72' in Washington, 74° in Cincinnati
and 79" in St. Louis, while in Boston and
Rochester, where cloudy weather apd
easterly winds prevailed, the thermometer
indicated only 55° to 57°. The maximum
heat in Washington to-day was 88*.
GOULD’S GENEROUS ACT.
The Mount Vernon estate where the re
mains of Washington lie entombed, has
been enlarged by the addition of a tract of
“3 K acres on the northern side near the old
Washington mansion. It was secured
through the generosity of Mr. Jay Gould.
IV hile on his way up Potomac from Fort
ress Monroe recently, in his yacht Atalanta.
Mr. Gould stopped at Mount Vernon ana
was shown around the grounds. He ex
pressed great interest in the place and the
admirable manner in which it is cared for.
In the course of the conversation the Super
intendent remarked that tho land in question
was much needed to protect the property
from encroachment. Mr. Gould immediate
ly authorized the purchase of the land at
his expense, and it has been bought and
turned over to the Mount Vernon regents.
SETTLING UP NATIONAL DRILL DEBTS.
Notice of the assessment of 40 per cent,
has been served upon subscribers to the
guarantee fund of the national drill to pay
Dills now in hand amounting to 820,000.
THAT VACANT CHAIR.
It is considered as certain that the Presi
dent will appoint Secretary Lamar to the
vacancy on the Supreme bench, although
Secretary Lamar says that he knows noth
ing more about the matter than he has seen
lin the newspapers. If Mr. Lamar is ap
pointed his successor will probably be Sena
tor Colquitt, of Georgia. Senator Brown
and Representatives Blount, Clements and
Crisp made another visit to the White House
to-day to urge the appointment of Repre
sentative Hammond to the Supreme bench.
All of Mr. Hammond’s Congressional friends
are sending in requests that his namo be fa
vorably considered. Mr. Hammond seems
to be the most active candidate.
HE CHANGES HIS MIND.
Representative Blount.of Georgia, now ex
presses himself as heartily in favor of build
ing anew executive mansion for the Presi
dent. Asa member of the Appropriation
Committee he antagonized all efforts to re
model or improve the White House.
Representative Crisp, of Georgia, said to
day: “Our folks in the South are all for
Cleveland and the old flag. Not these battle
flags, but the old flag of the Union. God
knows we don’t want tne battle flags. We
are too Uusy to waste time in old issues of
A Cincinnati Bank in Trouble.
Cincinnati, June 20.—Eugene Powell, a
bank examiner sent here by the Treasury
Department from Washington, this
afternoon served an official notice
on the Fidelity National Bank of
this city, that “in consequence of its
allowing its drafts to go to protest it would
not be permitted to open to-morrow except
under anew organization, which would ex
clude from office E. L. Harper, Vice Presi
dent and General Manager; Ammi Baldwin,
cashier, and Ben E. Hopkins, assistant
cashier. There will be a meeting of the
stockholders at 7 to-morrow morning to try
to effect a reorganization and carry the
business right along. "This matter ail the
Cincinnati papers have agreed not to print.
It is believed the bank will go right along.
Destructive Storm at Richmond.
Richmond, Va., June 20.—A heavy wind
and rain storm qf 7 p. ill. did considerable
damage to trees here, and in some instances
unroofed the houses. Some of the wires of
the electric company were broken down by
the falling trees aud many of the lights are
MORE THAN THEIR SHARE.
Richmond, Va., June 20. —Another rain
storm, aeeoinpafiied by very severe thunder
and lightning, passed over this city between
II and 12 o'clock to-night. Two electric
light poles were struck by lightning, and a
part of the city is now in darkness.
Intense Heat and a Gale In Olnois.
Chicago. June 20.—A special from
Bloomington, Ills., says: The heat has
been dreadful hereabout for nearly a week,
culminating yesterday with a record of
110” in Ihe sun at 8 o’clock in the afternoon,
and 90” in houses was usually considered
cool. Saturday evening the county was
swept by a heavy gale from the west, and
the grain, which fras ready to cut, was
badly tangled by the wind.
An Arrested Murderer amcides.
Chicago, June 20.—Henry Doelitch, the
German butcher who murdered Frank
Meidel, was captured at Elgin this afternoon
and locked up. The message to the Chief of
Police announcing the fact was followed in
loss than ten minutes by another message
that Doelitch was dead. The murderer had
committed suicide by hanging himself in
his cell. '
Bootmakers Strike Ended.
Manchester, Mass., June 20.—At amass
meeting of the loeked-out bootmakers
to-day it was decided that all bat the last
ers and bottomers should return to work on
the best terms possible. This practically
cuds the great strike which has been in
progress for five mouths. The lasters and
bottomers will continue the struggle to have
the free shop notice torn down.
Charles Alden Suicides.
Randolph, Mass.. Juneßo.—Charles Al
dpn, the inventor of the milk condensing,
fruit evaporating and other processes, com
mitted suicide this morning at the Elms
House by shooting. Ho was at one time
very wealthy. He was 76 years old and hod
been subject to mental aberration for sev
eral weeks on account of his financial diffi
Henry Ward Beecher’s Successor.
New York, June 20, —Rev. C. Stowe,
sou of Mrs. Harriet Beochor Btowe, who
filled the pulpit of the late Henry Ward
Beecher Yesterday, will probably lie ap
(minted permanently pastor of Plymouth
church. Mr. Stowe is about 38 years old.
On a Warm Trail.
Tucson, Ariz., June 20.—The Indians
passed northward Saturday afternoon Lieut.
Jolwi’a command being twelve milei behind
and hntlv pursuing them. It is believed
that, the Indians hope to reach the White
Persecution of Jews In Hungary.
Festii, June 20.—A mob yesterday set fire
to the Jewish quarter Of the town of Hutms
gerdutrelv, in Hungary. The quarter wus
almost entirely destroyed, and 125 families
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, TUNE 21, ItjB7.
SOCIALISTS U_ DANGER.
ARREST OF A MEMBER OF THE
The Iron Chancellor Showing His
Hand Proceedings of the Diet of
Hesse—Germany’s New Bills—Frecnh
men Indignant at the Alsace-Lorraine
Sentences- Yesterday In Europe.
Berlin, June 30.—Herr Kraecker, a So
cialist member of the , Reichstag, was ar
rested last Saturday the moment he left the
legislative building after the closing of the
HESSE AND THE VATICAN.
The Second Chamber of the Diet of Hesse
has passed the ecclesiastical bill settling the
conflict between Hesse and the Vatican.
FEAR OF SECRET SOCIETIES.
The arrest of Deputy Kraecker Saturday
evening is attributed to his being a member
of a secret society, the centre of which is
at Breslau. Herr Jungst, who was arrested
at Wurzburg, and Markuse, a student, ar
rested at Breslau, are members of the same
THE POPE’S SIGNIFICANT WORDS.
The Germania publishes the text of the
speech made by the Pope recently to the
pilgrims going to Jerusalem. After an ap
peal to them to have confidence in the
wisdom and tact of the Vatican, come* the
following significant passage: (‘The prasent
modus vivende for Prussian Catholics does
not include all the demands of the Papal
Bee. Tho church in Prussia will yet obtain
all its liberty. The Vatican continues to
negotiate in this direction.”
A SPECIAL MISSION.
Rome, June 20.—The Pope has sent Car
dinal Persico, a member of the Congregation
for Special Ecclesiastical Affairs, on a spe
cial Mission to the Irish Bishops.
FATAL FIRE-DAMP EXPLOSION.
Paris, June 20. —An explosion of fire
damp occurred to-day in the boring of the
new railway tunnel at Gap, in the depart
ment of the Hautes-Alpes. Twelve Italian
laborers were killed and thirty-five injured.
Very Indignant Over the Sentence of
the Alsatian Prisoners.
Paris, June 20. —The Paris newspapers
express great indignation over the sentences
decreed at Leipsic against the Alsatian
members of the Patriotic League, just con
victed of high treason, for assisting in the
agitation to keep alive the anti-annexation
feeling in Alsace-Lorraine. The league it
self protests strongly against the sentences
and has issued a circular on the subject.
This twits the Germans with being as
actively engaged in the work of espionage
as they accuse the French of being.
M. Deßoulede, M. Sansbouf and other
members of the league have signed an ap
peal to President Grevy begging him to in
tervene for the release of Koochhn, sentenced
to one year’s imprisonment in a fortress, but
it is not thought probable that M. Grevy
NEW REGIMENTS PROJECTED.
Gen. Ferron, the Minister of War, intro
duced in the Chamber of Deputies to-day
bills for the creation of several new regi
ments. These bills were submitted to the
Cabinet at the meeting on Saturday last.
ENGLAND AND THE TURK.
Efforts of the Wily Sultan to Modify
the New Convention.
London, June 20.—Turkey has proposed
to modify the new convention with England
regarding Egypt in the direction of pro
viding for Turkish occupation of Egypt in
the event of disorders occurring after Brit
ish occupation has terminated, leaving the
Sultau the discretion of asking for English
aid or not, as he prefers.
The Marquis of Salisbury has refused to
consent to the proposed modification.
A STRIKE AT THE KNIGHTS.
New Rules Adopted by the Amalga
mated Association Yesterday.
Pittsburg, June 20.—The session of the
Amalgamated Association to-day, was one
of the most important yet held. The com
mittee on the constitution, submitted its re
port, making several recommendations
which show that the association is determ
ined to strengthen its ranks, so as to rest on
such a firm foundation that they will have
no further fear of encroachments from the
Knights of Labor. The report recommend
ed that the clause reading, “Working by
the ton” be so arranged that the members
working by the day may also become
members of the associat ion. This will take in
nearly everybody employed about the mill
and will increase the membership *of the
organization several thousand. The propo
sition in reference to prohibiting members
of the Knights of Labor from joining the
association was amended so as to read: “On
and after April 1, 1888, no member of this
association can become a member of tho
Knights of Labor.” The recommendation
that the mills be shut down for two weeks
during the summer failed to pass. With
those amendments and changes, the report,
alter a long discussion, was adopted. After
receiving the re(>ort of tho committee on
president and other officers and transacting
some routine business, the convention ad
journed. The final adjournment will
probably take place Wednesday.
A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.
The committee of the Iron Manufactur
ers' Association appointed to confer with a
committee from the Amalgamated Associa
tion of the iron and steel workers held a
preparatory meeting here to-daj’ The con
ference committee is finally < is
as follows: A. K. Keating, 13. F%3fcnes, C.
L. Fitzhugh, A. E. Painter, Mc-
Lean, J. W. Baily, James K. Sam
uel T. Owens. Jaines H. Lindsay, Oli
ve:-. George Chaffee, Mr. Grossman
C. Cronmoyer, from the Pittelim-g iHct;
H. O. Bennett and James NelstJ,
Mahoning valley; 8. G. Boyer and
J. Tnmter. from Cincinnati; W. H. Tal
nion and N. F. Whittaker, from Wheeling.
Tho members of the committee were rattier
chary about making public what stand they
proposed to take on tne wage question. B. J.
Jones wus of this number, but lie said as ho
east a sidelong glance at the scale which lie
held in hw hand: “It is perfectly absurd for
tho Amalgamated Association to ask for
this scale. [t was learned after the ad
journment that it had been decided to take
u firm stand not to grant the 10 per cent,
advance in wages. With this tmdergfdnd
ing the committee will meet the conference
committee of tho Amalgamated Association
Large Increase in Clerical Votes.
Rome, June 20. —In the communal elec
tions the clerical candidates (Killed 2,000
votes more than were ever cast by clericals
in any previous elections.
Mr. Glad*tone Will Walt.
London, June 20. —Tho presentation of
the American testimonial to Gladstone has
been postponed till after the jubilee festivi
KERSHAW & CO. WOUND UP.
A Receiver Appointed Just in Time to
Head off the Creditors.
Chicago, June 20.—Charles J. Kershaw
filed a bill in the Superior Court this morn
ing against his partners, Dewar & Eggles
ton. The bill asks to have the partnership
dissolved, and an accounting order granted
and a receiver appointed. The court ap
pointed Porteus T. B. Veare as receiver,
and that gentleman filed a 850.000 bond.
a complaint bill filed.
Joseph F. Hill and Adolph Flertsheim, of
Milwaukee, filed a hill of complaint against
C. J. Kershaw & Cos. in the United States
District Court to-day. The suit is brought
in behalf of all the creditors of the limjSkcl
partnership of Kershaw & Cos. who imy
elect to come in under this bill and become
parties to the suit. The bill alleges that
Kershaw & Cos. contracted to deliver large
quantities of wheat in May, June and July,
1887, and incurred pecuniary obligations “to
the sum of $1,000,000; that its capital stock,
property, assets aud effects were of much
less value than the amount of its debts and
liabilities and wholly insufficient to pay the
same in full or pay more thau about 30c. on
the dollar, and that the firm for several
days prior thereto had groat difficulty in
(laying its debts and that its insolvency was
then known to the members 0C the'firm.
The bill further says that the petitioners have
had large transactions with the firm, and
that on June 16 the copartnership wus in
debted to them in tho sum of 8130.000. It is
charged that Kershaw & Cos. unlawfully
paid the American Exchange Bank about
$500,000, Irwin, Green & Cos. $200,000, C. B.
Eggleston 8100,000, and David Irw in $200,-
000. The petitioners ask that a receiver be
appointed. They also charge that Kershaw
& Cos. has in its possession grain and assets
to the amount or 8500,000. aud say that un
less a receiver is at once appointed the
property is liable to be seized. The bill
also says that the sum of $500,000 is due the
American Exchange Bank and Irwin,
Green & Cos., which is liable to be garni
sheed, as it is known that, certain debtors
deposited in the American Exchange Bank
$600,000, and that of that amount the hank
has between $300,000 and $400,000 in its
vaults. The bill also asks that Kershaw A
Cos., the American Exchange National
Bank, D. W. Irwin and A. L. Dewar, their
attorneys or agents, be enjoined from (lay
ing to any person or persons, any money
that may come into their (xissession. When
the announcement was made that a receiver
had been appointed for C. J. Ker sliaw A
Cos., the meeting of the creditors, which
was to have taken place this afternoon, was
immediately declared off. The creditors
will meet to hear the report of the receiver
as soon as he can arrive at some conclusion
as to the assets and liabilities of the bank
rupt firm. This may take a week. There
has never been before a failure on the
Board of Trade so full of complications as
echoes of the wheat deal. ,
New York. June 20.—The Bank of Mon
treal has obtained from Judge Donohue, of
tho Supreme--(jnnrt,"Tin attiichmertti in this
State against the Fidelity National Bank,
of Cincinnati. It was procured in the suit
instituted to recover $200,000, the value of
two checks of SIOO,OOO each, drawn by the
Fidelity Bank, at Cincinnati, on June 4,
payable to the order of J. W. Wiltshire at
the Chemical National Bank, of this city,
and indorsed by the payee, J. IV. Hoyt and
Irwin Green A Cos., of Chicago, and pro
tested by the Chemical Bank. The suit is
an echo from the Chicago wheat smash.
MRS. CLEVELAND’S ALMA MATER.
Enthusiastic Reception of the Presi
dent's Wife at Her Old College Home.
Aurora, N. Y., June 19.—The veteran
steamer Fontqpac, with pennant flying and
decks brightened by the presence of the dis
tinguished party, of which Mrs. Grover
Cleveland was the central figure, steamed
proudly up the ruffled bosom of Cayuga
Lake Friday afternoon, a damp mist being
over the water, rendering heavy wraps par
ticularly desirable for comfort, but not in
terfering with the jovial spirits of the party.
Leaving Cayuga wharf Mrs. Cleveland
leaned over the rail and waved her hand
kerchief in adieu to the several hundreds
congregated on the dock, and her
example was enthusiastically followed by
the other ladies. Each point of interest
was pointed out and its peculiar attractions
explained by the fair guest with the knowl
edge and confidence of one familiar with
the territory. She chatted gayly, related
reminiscences and was the very life Of the
party. She looked particularly winsome in
a plain dross of light steel eolor with velvet
trimming of a lighter shade. A yachting
hat of brown straw sat jauntily on her
shapely head, while a sacque of plain black
doth fitted snugly about her shoulders.
The party consisted of Miss Kingsfovd, of
Oswego; Miss Alexander, of Bridgeport, O.;
Miss Severance, of Cleveland, schoolmates
of Mrs. Cleveland, and Messrs. T. P. Kings
ford, D. M. Irwin and J. D. Higgins, of
At the college a telegraphic dispatch had
heralded the hour of arrival, and soon
preparations were actively lieing made for
tier reception at 5 o’clock. A huge Ameri
can flag had lieen festooned in front of the
college building beneath the room formerly
occupied by Mrs. Cleveland, and tho guests'
'Chamber prepared especially for her occu
pancy. The school misses wore Arrayed in
their best bibs and tuckers, and excitement
ran high in the institution, which is never
agitated save by the gong calling to class.
“Old Freddie,” the faithful English porter,
who has been an attache of the institution
for eighteen years, was attired in a full
dress suit, a trifle venerable, with a ruffled
shirt, and a decidedly long necktie. Ribbons
of blue and yellow hung from the button
hole in his lapel. When lie found himself
in this toggery he hastened to the front
(Kirch and leaned on the arm of Minerva
At the pier several hundred citizens, with
a score or more of cadets in blue uniform,
were assembled to welcome the party. Mrs.
Cleveland entered the college omnibus, ac
knowledging by a smile tne salutations of
tlie driver and porter. When the village
was reached “Freddie”’ a- she entered threw
up his hands dramatically, and, with a posi
tive Cockney accent, exclaimed, “B’jove,
Mrs. (.'lev-eland!” She.shoo* him wamtly
by the hand and immediately was besieged
by a bevy of the school girls, wljo were in
titrn the recipients of oscillatory greeting.
Hu pi >er followed in the college dining ball.
Mrs. Cleveland expressed herself a* feeling
quite at home amid the scenes of so many
happily spent days. The formal commence
ment exercises began on Sunday with the
preaching of the baccalaureate sermon by
President Krisbee, and continue until Thurs
day. The reception take* place on Wednes
Arnold Si Cos., Coffee Dealers, Assign.
New York, Juno 90. Benjamin G. Ar
nold and Francis B. Arnold, composing the
fiwn of Arnold & Cos., ooffen dealer* to Wall
street, assigned to-day to Welcome tJ. Jarvis.
Echoes of Summerville's Shock.
Constantinople,, Juno 30.—Earthquake*
were felt to-day in Smyrna and the island
SHOT DOWN LIKE DOGS.
CONVICTS SHOT FOR REFUSING TO
WORK ON SUNDAY.
Startling Rumor From an Oglethorpe
Camp- Other Charges Made to the
Committee Warm Times Ahead for
Some One if Reports Are True-
Atlanta, Ga., June 20.—The sjiecia]
Hon*- Committee to investigate the convict
system and its alleged abuses, met this af
ternoon. A lull committee were present,
consisting of Messrs. Huff aud Schofield of
Bibb, Hain of Hall, Hurrison of Quitman,
and Terrell of Meriwether. The commit
tee did nothing to-day beyond organizing
for business and adjourned to 8 o’clock to
morrow morning to the Senate Chamber,
where they will hold open sessions daily
till they make up their report.
Some of the camps have been visited
by the committee at their private
expense and others will be before-tho Legis
lature meets. Tlie News reporter learns
to-night that the committee has information
of the gravest character, relating to oc
currences at some of the camps, which, if
true, will startle the State and end in the
early forfeiture of one or more of the les
sees’ leases. One of these charges is that on
Sunday, June 5, at the Oglethorpe camp of
J. W. femith, ex-Senator, and one of tlie
lessees, twenty convicts under trusties were
put to work cutting wheat. The convicts
refused to obey the trusties in forcing them
to work on the Sabbath and attempted to
escape. They were fired upon and two
killed. These we* buried that night, but
the facts were never reported by the lessee
to the authorities here. Infrrraatiou of the
matter was conveyed to the members
of the committee a week ago, and it was re
ported from another source to the principal
Keeper ten days ago. Mr. Tower* consulted
the Governor about it, hut 1 cannot learn
anything yet, and <Rie of the commit
tee has stirred up things, and to
morrow Mr. Towers and some of the com
mittee go to the Oglethorpe camp to
investigate. If the facts are true as stated,
the Governor will forfeit Mr. Smith’s lease
at once. The committee will investigate
these charges to-day. There are other
charges which the committee (impose inves
tigating, and if they are not false or exag-
S rated, there are warm timnes ahead for the
It is reported from Washington to-day
that on July 1 Chief Post Office Inspector
Booth will be relieved by tho department;
that his resignation has lieen asked for, to
take effect then. Mr. Booth is a Republi
can and has held the position some
years. Inspector Simpson, the Democratic
appointee from Tennessee will he ordered to
take charge. Also Dr. William King, reve
nue agent, is ordered to report hero to Reve
nue Agent Chapman, in charge of this di
vision. On July 1 Mr. Chapman is to he
transferred to Virginia and Dr. King is to
take hhi position here. Mr. Chap
man’s assert that no order has been
received transferring him to Virginia but
that he has been ordered there temporarily
to superintend the reorganization of the
revenue district. Gossip has it that these
latter changes grow out of the recent diffi
culties and the present strained relations
between Mr. Chapman and Collector Cren
shaw. Private J. J. O’Donnell, signal service
observer has been ordered t.o Key West, and
W. W. David, of the Savannah “sjation, has
been ordered here.
COLLECTOR IN TROUBLE.
The additional fl. fas. issued by the Comp
troller against the late defaulting Tux Col
lector S. J. Dennard, of Wilkinson county,
for S4OO, the special tax for registered liquor
dealers, were not reported by him to the
Collector, but which, it is claimed, he col
lected the previous fi. fas. for the unac
counted general tax of $1,915.
The Covington and Macon railroad made
its iirat annual return to-day. The projierty
for taxation of tlie thirty miles of tlie road
is valued at $218,661.
H. C. Hamilton, who was appointed Clerk
of the United States District Court, has re
signed tho office of Clerk of the Superior
Court of Whitfield county.
W. It. Tyler has resigned the Captaincy
of the dußignon Volunteers of Milledge
The Atlanta Artillery has made a requisi
tion for 100 rounds of ammunition upon the
Quartermaster. The Sergeant made out an
estimate for 1,500, but was cut down.
ATLANTA’S NEW IDEAS.
Tfie Atlanta City Council this afternoon
C asset! an ordinance refusing to license
AT THE UNIVERSITY.
Yesterday’s Exorcises at Athens- Pro
gramme for To-Day and To-Morrow.
Athens, Ga., June 20. Sunday morning
the university commencement sermon was
preached by Rev. Dr. Ford, Presbyterian
minister, from LaGrange. This morning
the address before the literary societies was
delivered by Hon. I’. W. Mcldrim, after
which the meeting of honorary meniliers
was held in the society halls. In the noon
the following sophomores declaimed
for the medals: J. W. Barnett, Wintervillo;
T. R. R. Cobb, Athens; T. R. Crawford,
Lineolnton; J. R. Cooper, Lognnsville; B.
C. Collier, Albanv: R. F. Maddox, Atlanta;
E. J. Mcßdh, Valdosta; W. W. Martin,
Florida; H. C. folhill, Indian Springs;
W. il. Pope, Atlanta; K. C. Btew-art, Car
rol ton; B. A. Stovall, Jr., Athens; 8. M. Var
nedoe, Valdosta; A. C. Wilcoxon, Newnan;
This evening the Athenaeum gave its
grand annual reception at the Club house.
Tuesday morning the Alunini address
will be delivered by Sylvanus Morris, Esq.
The .Society of tne Alumni meet imme
diately after, at the prayer ball, to elect
officers, choose au alumni trustee and select
an orator for next year.
The junior exercises will come off Tuesday
afternoon, with the following speakers: E.
W. Code, Winterville; 11. W. Downing, A.
Heyman, West Point: J. L. Knight. T. W.
Heed, V. L. Smith, N. R. Broyles, Atlanta;
P. 11. Estes, Gainesville; E. J. Russell,
Athens; J. G. Jarrell. LaGrange.
Tuesday evening the Chancellor's recep
tion will fie held at Dr. Mell's residence and
the 8. A. E. banquet will be given at the
opera house. The sophomore medals will lie
deli veils I Tuesday atternoOn by Hon. John
Temple Graves, of Florida.
WedneeelAV is commencement day. The
diplomas will lie awurded and the following
speakera will Iki heard: Blount, J. H... Jr.,
Bibb county; Forenufu, R. L., Wilkes
county; Hammond. W. H., Thomas county;
Johnson, R. L. Muscogee county; Kontz, E;
C., Atlanta; Peacock. W., Thomas county.
Bmltli, W. K.. Walton county; Thompson,
B. H., Atlanta; Walker, J. H., Walton
courty; Walker, C. M . Walton county;
Waters, G., Atlanta; Whipple, U. V., Pu
Small Sponge Catch This Season.
Apalachicola. Fla., June 20.—The
sponge catch in Florida thus far is n failure,
vcswelH not having mate enough to pay
their provision bills. The dealers estimate
that the catch will be about one-half as
Ui‘eat. as usual.
Senator Colquitt to Address the Stu
dents Yesterday’s Exorcises.
Oxford, Oa., June ‘JO.— This was sopho
more day. The exercises of the day were
opoued with n prayer by Rev. C. A. Evans, of
Augusta. The following speakers contested
for the two medals given for the best two
speeches, known as the Stewart prize med
als: P. IX Cunningham, of Forsyth, Os.;
J. F. Davis, of Rock Mart, Ga.; J.' \V. Dun
can, of Yinita, I. TA NARUS.; It. F. Eakes, of Cutn
ming, E. P. Fearne, of ThoniasviUo,
Oil.; J. W. Gillespie, of Harmony Grove,
Ga.: W. G. Gritlin, of Oxford, Ga.; J. E.
Mickler, of Wolborn, Fla.; H. G. Parks, of
Atlanta, (4a.; W A. Smith, of Los Angeles,
Cal.; C. H. Figner, of White Sulphur
Springs, Ga.; P. J. Wtlliams, of Columbus,
Ga. The medals will lie delivered to-morrow
at the close of the junior class exercises,
at 8:30 p. m., with im address by Senator
Alfred H. Colquitt, of Atlanta.' The stu
dents in technology will entertain our visl
tors with original speeches. This promises
to tie one of our most interesting exercises.
Wo are proud to say of our President that
he has established one of the finest , most
thoroughly equipjied and most sys
tematic running schools south
of New England. The students
have done credit to their Alma Mater, and
those in charge of the departments are
proud of the boys dubbed as “Techs.” At
op. in. the champion debate between a few
of the Phi Gamma societies will take place,
and then the delivery of medals for the best
PRESIDENT CECIL DEAD.
A Yellow Fever Rumor Ascertained to
be Only a “Canard.”
Jacksonville, June 20.—A rumor
reached here Inst week to the effect that a
family numed Peters was sick of yellow
fever at Ylior City, near Tampa, and that
efforts were being made to keep the fact a
secret. As soon as this information reached
the Jacksonville Board of Health a dis
patch was sent Mr. Paul LaLane,
Jacksonville's Health (Officer at Tampa,
with instructions that he should thoroughly
investigate the matter, and report imme
diately. This morning a communication
was received from him stating that the re
jiort was a canard, and that no such family
ever lived in Ybor City.
PRESIDENT CECIL DEAD.
Information wits received here this morn
ing from New York of the death of Mr.
Georgi' Cecil, the President of the Deßary-
Baya line of steamers. The cause of death
was a stroke of paralysis. Owing to his
death all the steamlxxits on the river had
their flags at half-mast to day.
It is rumored here to-night that the Jack
sonville, Tampa and Key West railroad hat
absorbed the White railroad, which is com
pleted from PnJatka to New Hmyrua, and
that it is the purpose of the purchasing road
to extend the White road from New Smyrna
southward 150 miles, to Jupiter Inlet.
key west’s usual report.
Key West, June 20. —There has been one
new case of yellow fever since yesterday
and Frank Atter, of Danville, 0., a tran
sient carpenter, (bed at the hospital.
A CHILD WITH TWO HEADS.
It is Covered With Bhaggy Hair and le
Very Odd Indeed.
Asheville, N. C., J&ne 18.—A child
with two heads was born yesterday in the
little town of Coopers, eight miles east of
this place. The beads are back to bark.
The front face is perfect, while the one at
the l>ack is not regular. There is only one
neck for the two skulls, and the hair on the
forehead comes down to the eyes. The
arms of tliis phenomenon are covered with a
heavy, shaggy growth of hair entirely to
the wrists. Ruth and Harvey Lyth, two
hard-working colored people, are the
parents of this strange being. The child is
an unusually large cue, weighing about six
teen pounds and apparently two feet long.
Is is almost, white, and lias fair features
that are rather pleasing when the shaggy
forehead and rear head are concealed. Its
v,oice is not that of the human young, but
suggestive of the lower aninials in its
strange, unnatural cries. It lias not taken
nourishment from its mother, but greedily
swallows what is otherwise given it. The
mother appears attached to this strange
creature, and refers to it in terms of endear
Beaufort, Items In Short Metre.
• Beaufort, S. C., June 18.—Since the last
official apprrranne of Beaufort in the News,
several months ago, we have taken gigantic
strides in business improvement. We have
lien on a building Loom for months past,
and have not come to the end of it yet, and
the houses all seem to find occupants, too.
Among the buildings that have been torn
down to lie replaced by lielter is that relic
of mediwval time*, the Episcopal rectory,
which has been purchased by Mr. Dale and
is hieing rebuilt. The workmen who pulled
it down found in it some old coins and bul
lets, probably traces of colonial times, when
Indians were still established about here.
Another sign of progress is that we are
at last going to have a town clock in the
shape of the old Kip Van Winkle clock of
St. Helena church, which ha* been slumber
ing for about twenty years, but is now be
ing repaired in order fo goto work again.
This will be a great convenience. We now
have direct communication with New York
through the steamer that touches here. To
be sure it doesn’t come very often, but the
fact'is there tliat it ha* come and will come
again. An entering wedge.' .
We did expect better things of Gen. Al
exander and the Fort Koval railroad than
they have done for its. Never mind, we’ll
have our own railroad sometime.
There have been one or two private pic
nics to the old fort. There is to be a large
german at a private residence next week,
und on July 7 the Ladies’ Aid will gfve an
excursion to Bluffton to see the tilt between
the Beaufort District Troop and the Charles
ton Light Dragoons.
The public school closes on June 34, much
to the relief both of teachers and pupil*.
The two gatlinz guns for the Beaufort
Artillery have airived, but have not, is yet,
made their debut.
We are parching up with dust and
drought, and vegetables are suffering; but
to make amends, we have the most lovely
w-a breezes right from Bay Point. Hailing
|irties are much in vogue now.
Appropo* of sailing: So the Savannah
Yacht Club is going t#>rcuk a “spear” with
us in July/ That is not the correct nauti
cal expression, but will pass. Come on;
we’U meet you and beat you, too. If we
know anything in these part* we know hotv
to sail boat*.
Some tew families are mountain ward
l,und this year. Among them Col. EUiott
nnd family, wlio are off to Flat Rook, N.
('., und Mr. Middleton Elliott and fami
ly, who have gone to (leorgia for the sum
mer. Homo other.! are going to try Bay
"Jaij/Itksh" Is the beading of half aco'mum
of Items In the Jr mil County Krrirw. it does
not stale whether the editor be been deprived
of bis freedom. The following ere sample* of
the items: “We have been tavited out to dine
w ith one of our neighbors, but abut!" “Elder
JUu-rlsoa'a spring chickens* look very tempting,
hilrthev don't do us any <rood.”
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ENGLAND'S PROUD QUEEN
A NATION’S HOMAGE ROYALLT
Auspicious Opening of the Jubile*
Celebration—London Thronged Witli
Sightseers Sketch of the Queen and
the Royal Family—How Vic Popped
London, June 20. —The city is already
showing signs of Iwing crowded in anticipa
tion of to-morrow. The throngs in th#
streets are more numerous than at any tim#
w ithin the recollection of this generntiou.
In some parts of the town the crush of sight
seers Impede traffic in the streets. Tb
Queen this morning drove from the cast!*
at Windsor to the railway station and came
to London on a special train. She drove
from the station hero to Buckingham Pal
ace. Crowds of people lined the eotiie
route in town and displayed the greatest en
thusiasm. Her majesty appeared 'lelightof
at the loyalty exhibited, and bowed aml
smiled iu every direction.
CIAY WITH DECORATIONS.
Decorations with banners, mottoes and
flags are increasing enormously, and wu. 1 i
done promise to eclipse anything of the kind
ever before attempted in England. .\
stronger in London to-dnv would imagine
the whole population out on a holiday, ’ll a
weather is beautiful and the sun is shining
WON’T ATTEND THE JUBILEE.
Three hundred peers and other prominetifc
persons belonging to the Roman Cathol <i
church have returned the tickets entitling
them to seat- in Wes minster Abbey to-mot
row during the jubilee.
• LOOKING OUT FOR DYNAMITERS.
The police to-day, acting under the super>
vision of Col. Majeudie, the chief inspector
of explosives mid other experts, made a
thorough search of Westminster Abbev as a
precaution against any dynamite outrage*
to-morrow. Every vault,"corner and pom*
were inspected and overhauled, especially
powerful lamps Itelng used in the examina
tion of the darker places. Nothing was
found. When the examination was finished
the Abbey was turned over to the police for
protection, and it is now occupied and
guarded by them. Every civilian is ex
cluded, even the workmen who have lieen
employed iu making the temporary altera
tions for to-morrow’s event. Two peers at
tempted to enter the Abbey, but were pre
vented by the police.
JUBILEE EXERCISES EVERYWHERE.
The exercises attending the celebration ol
the Queen’s jubilee were continued to-day
in all the business centres of the country.
These corporations, by thus forestalling ttis
London order of exercises, will enable
their officials to lie present at the services in
Westminster Abbey. The program ms
everyWHArt- is similar in character —thanks-
giving s. r vices, local reviews of volunteers,
children's fetes, illuminations, etc.
REHEARSING TFIKIR PARTS.
A private rehearsal was held in Westmin
ster Abbey today iu the presence of the
Archbishop of Canterbury, the Dean of
Westminster, and a number of court!
officials. Tim I>ord Chamberlain, of her
majesty’s household, and other state offi
cers assisted in the ceremonies of removing
the coronation chair to the Dais and plaoi
ing it before the Queen's praying stool.
The grand robes of state were brought for
ward by the Queen's robesmen and were
banded to the Lord Chamberlain, by whom
they were placed over the coronation chair.
The choral service opened with the jubilee
anthem, which u more fervid and more
operatic in character than usual in the
cathedral services. The grand f* deum, com
posed by the Prinoe Consort, followed, then
Bridge's anthem, composed csjiecially tot
tlte jubilee oeremouy, throughout which i*
interwoven the Prince Consort’s chorale,
the whole ending with the national anthem. 1
The rehearsal was a perfect success and th*
effect wjis grand.
THOUSANDS THRONGING THE STREET*.
At midnight the crowds were still moving
about the streets. Thousands were pouring
westward, apparently with the intention o*
remaining out all night, so as to secure posi
tions along the route of the procession. Th*
polioe permit to publicans to keep theid
C* ;i open practically all night to-morrow)
aroused public indignation, it being)
feared that such license will le conducive
of riots and orgies. In the House of Com*
mons this evening Kir Wilfred Ijiwson de
manded to know und<T what law the per
mission was given. The Home Secretory
contended that the Commissioner of Police
had discretion to extend the hour of publuj
houses. The question would be reopened,
however, as he believed the government bad
exceeded its powers.
TITLES IN PBOfiPECT.
The Scotland Yard officials have tele*
graphed instructions to Glasgow to watch
the public buildings in that city to-night.
The Prince of Wales, the King oF Sax*
ony. the King of Denmark, and the King
of Greece, visited the Wild West show yen
The list of titles to lie conferred in com
memoration of the jubilee, is a large one.
including nine Peers,two Privy Councillors,
thirteen Baronets, and thirty-two Knights
(including Mr. Duulnton.a porcelain
The Crown Prince of Austria will be made
a Knight of the Garter. There are numer
ous selections for the Order of the Bath and
the Orders of Bt. Michael's and St. Georga,
Mr. Henry Matthews, and other Catholio
officials, will attend services in Westminster
Abbey. Lord North writes that Cardinal
Manning has ordered the holding of an of
ffcial mass, to which all Catholic peer* are
invited ami which Mgr. Hilla will attend.
The Queen has approved the arrangement.
Cardinal Manning write*: “Any catholic
holding an office which requires his attend
ance on the Queen may fulfill his duty. In
every Catholic church throughout Londo*
a solemn mass of thanksgiving will be of
fered to-morrow with fervent prayers for
the welfai-e and happiness of the Queen. I
am unaware that any tickets to the aervire
in Westminster Abbey have been returned,
but can attest that if any Catholic* have
done so, they are loyal ana loving subjects
of the Queen.”
AMERICA'S REMEMBRANCE PLEASES HER.
The Queen this afternoon received Mr.
Phelps, tho United State* Minister, at Buck
ingham palace, for the purpose of allowing
him to present President Cleveland's jubi
lee congratulations. Mr. Phelps was ac
corded * private audience. The Queen ex
pressed her warmest thanks for the Presi
dent’* congratulations. The private recep
tion of a diplomatist on such occasions is
almost unprecedented, but the American
Minister had expressed a desire, through
Lord Salisbury, for such an audience, and
the Queen replied that it would afford her
much pleasure to receive him privately for
the presentation of the President’s messages
Minister Phelps delivered to the Queen an
l autograph letter fiv>m President Cleveland,
which was scaled. The Queen received Mr.
Pheips in a small room, nut oue of the state
apartment*. Only the Duke of Connaut
and l>ord Salisbury were present. Her
majesty cxpresnod her sense o l the kind feel
ing always manifested toward her by the