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I ESTABLISHED 1850. |
'( J. H. ESTILL Editor and Proprietor, f
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS.
YESTERDAY'S ECHOES OF THE
Fetes for the Little Ones Emperor
William Gratified to Hoar of the Great
Success of the Day’s Exercises—Move
ments of the Queen—Other European
News of Interest.
LONDON, Juno 22.—Thousands of children
are marching to Hyde Park to attend the
young people’s fete, that is to be held there
to-day in honor of the Queen’s jubilee. The
day is bright and sunny, and a refreshing
THE QUEEN RECEIVES.
. The Queen rose early this morning and
took a drive in the garden of Buckingham
Palace. Subsequently her majesty received
guests, and then she visited the > Duchess of
Cambridge. In the afternoon she received
the homage of the foreign Princes and
others, and the presents sent in commemo
ration of her jubilee.
A RIGHT ROYAL PRESENT.
Among the presents received by the
Queen was one of £75,000 subscribed by
8,000,000 women. Her majesty accepted this
and graciously thanked the donors.
The Queen left Buckingham Palace this
evening and went to Windsor Castle. At
the different stations along the route she
was cheered by the enthusiastic crowds.
CAPTURED BY THE CHILDREN.
At the children’s fete in honor of the
Queen’s jubilee held to-day in Hyde Park
30,000 little ones were present, They were
arrayed on the great lawn and made a
pretty picture. The Prince and Princess of
Wales and their sons and daughters, accom
panied by a number of their royal guests,
visited the park during the fete. The chil
dren at once freed themselves from re
straint, broke the rope liars and
rushed . pell melt toward the visitors
and jacked themselves in solid groups
around them. All etiquette vanished and
the princes and princesses, who seemed de
lighted at their position, mixed among the
children with perfect freedom and pleasure.
All at once the children began to sing, “God
Bless the Prince of Wales.' They sang in
every kej’, but their earnestness and en
thusiasm made up for their lack of har
mony. The visitors then made their way
to the platform erected for their accommo
dation. The Queen soon arrived. When
it was announced that she
was coming, the children massed themselves
in an orderly manner along both sides of
the road over which Her Majesty’s carriage
passed, and moved with it toward the stand,
the assembled bands playing the national
anthem, which the children all sang with a
grand effect. Tiie Queen reached and as
cended the platform while the music was
playing. At its conclusion she presented a
memorial cup to the little girl who had been
selected to represent all the children assem
bled. When the Queen departed the whole
assemblage sang “Rule Bnttania.”
Sirs. Gladstone, Lord Derby and Lord
Spencer were present.
HONORS TO BE CONFERRED.
Among tho peers to be created are Sir
John St Aubyn, Liberal Unionist, Member
of Parliament for St. Ivos Division of Corn
wall; Henry William Eaton, Conservative,
Member of Parliament for tho Coventry, and
Edward Fellowes, a copious contributor to
the conservation electoral fund and for
merly Member of Parliament for Hunting
don. Baron Londesborough will be made
an earl. The Earl of Strathmore, a now
Scotch representative peer, and Viscount
Galway, an Irish peer, will be made Peers
of the United Kingdom.
Baronetcies will lie conferred upon thir
teen persons including Sir Algernon Bor
thuck, editor and proprietor of the London
Morning Post-, Mr. Moon, Chairman of the
London and Northwestern railway, and
William Pearce, the shipbuilder member of
Parliament for Govan. Thirty-three per
sons will be made Knights, including Mr.
Leng, editor of the Sheffield Telegraph;
Martin Holloway, the heir of the Pilhnau,
the Mayors of York, Liverpool, "Leeds,
Sheffield, Bristol Newcastle, Portsmouth,
Sanford, Windsor, Norwich and Newcastle.
Among the honors to be conferred the
Crown Prince of Austria will be made an
extra Knight of the Garter, and the Grand
Duke Sergus, of Russia, the Grand Duke of
Hesse, the Grand Duke of Saxe-Meiuingin,
Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar, Prince
Victor of Hohenlohe-Laugonburg. and
Prince Louis of Batteuberg will he decor
ated with the Grand Cross of the Order of
Bath. A long list of minor decorations
will also be conferred.
the gazette’s derisive words.
“Lord Salisbury,” says the Gazette, “has
no excuse of expediency, for his creations
are not even men of importance enough to
be worth kicking up stairs. The omissions
from this shabby list are more striking than
its contents. Where is the Baronetcy which
was to immortalize the proprietor of the
seal of unionism, the Deify Telegraph ?
Where is the peerage which was to have
shed a halo of royal favor over that sole
pillar of an imperilled state, identified w ith
Parnell ism ana crime.”
VOICE OF THE ENGLISH PRESS.
The Post says: “Congratulations are due
both to the Queen and the people. No sov
ereign ever received more sincere testi
monials of respect and affection. Never
have a people testified their loyalty in a
more admirable fashion.”
The News says: “The pageant was
worthy of the country' and °f the occasion.
Flattery could not say more and truth
does not allow the soberest chronicler to sav
less. The Queen’s welcome was perhajH tho
heartiest, as it certainly was the most mag
nificent she ever received.”
Tho Times snys: “Amidst the tumult of
rejoicing, unequalod in the memory of this
and many past generations, the jubilee .cul
minated in a passion of festivity and
thanksgiving. Onlj' they who have lived in
and through it can realize its wondrous
thrill and the glow at Westminster Abbey
at the solemnized thanksgiving, and all
caviling is dumb with admiring delight.”
The Standard says: “Tho august eore
monv passed off with a splendid success
amidst, such demonstrations of a nation’s
love as these islands have rarely seen. Noth
ing occurred to mar the noble aftd imposing
character of the whole scene. Never,
within the memory of the present genera
tion. has England witnessed anything half
The Telegraph savs: “The jubilee has
com# and gone in a blaze of pleasure, suc
cess and happy national emotion. The good
Victoria, the centre and climax of the
spectacle, was greeted with such cheers of
love, reverence and benedictions, as no
crowned head ever before received.”
All tho American papers have columns of
telegrams from America and the continent
reporting jubilee rejoicings.
A “DISTINGUISHED" AMERICAN RELEASED.
latfy Donovan, who was antis ted yester
day as he was about to jump from the Clif
ton suspension bridge at Bristol, was
discharged to-day upon furnishing sureties
that he would make no further effort to
iump from the bridge.
EMPEROR WILLIAM GRATIFIED.
Berlin, June 22.—The Crown Prince last
night telegraphed to Emperor William a
long dispatch announcing the success of the
jubilee festivities. The Emperor expressed
himself as highly gratified. He afterward
appeared at his favorite window and was
warmly cheered by the citizens. The Em
peror’s health is now' in its normal state.
His appetite is good and he sleeps well.
FRIENDLY GERMAN COMMENTS.
Berlin, June 22. —The Reichsa nzeiger
sa .vs: “The successes which Queen Victoria
is to-day able to look back upon, with in
ward satisfaction, have found loud echoes
in the hearts of the whole people of the vast
British empire. Every Englishman reverts
w ith pride to the history of the development
of the last fifty years. All civilized nations,
and especially Germany, give loud expres
sion to their sympathy with the Queen. The
high importance attached by the Emperor
to his being worthily represented at the cele
bration is shown by his having sent the
Crown Prince and Prince William. The
German people, mindful of them relationship
to the British, and of the glorious deeds
effected by the two nations, and remember
ing also the efforts of both peoples for the
advancement of education and civilization,
join with the greatest sincerity in cele
brating the jubilee, and re-echo from their
hearts the wish of the British people that
the Queen may long be spared and continue
to reign for the happiness and welfare of
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER.
Manchester, June 22.—A terrific explo
sion occurred in Robert, Dale & Co.ss chemi
cal w'orks in this city to-day, which de
stroyed the building. The rums took fire
and the flames spread to the Pomorn Palace.
The windows for miles around were smash
ed by the force of the explosion.
The explosion occurred in a large retort
containing pioric acid. The iron plates, of
which the retort was constructed, were
blown a great distance. Many houses near
the factory were partially demolished, and
it is feared many persons were killed. The
burning ruins threw’ out an intense heat,
and the firemen found it impossible to ap
proach the fire. The military assisted the
firemen. A large number of workmen were
scalded by the acid or injured by the falling
FAMINE IN ASIA MINOR.
Constantinople, June 22.—There has
been a failure of tho crops in Asia Minor,
and the districts of Adana and Kutahia are
threatened with a famine. An American
missionary, Mr. Montgomery, says that the
peojile of these districts are already in great
distress. The Sultan held a Cabinet council
to-day to discuss the subject, and dispatched
a commissioner to institute means of relief.
A Gang of Nine Men Attempt to De
stroy British Symbols in Boston.
Boston, June 22.—An attempt was made
about 2 o'clock this morning by a gang of
nine men to pull down the figures of a lion
and unicorn which decorate the front of the
old State House. Whoever fastened ropes
to the effigies was evidently familiar with
the building. The side door was forced and
access to the roof w’as thus gained. When
the roof is reached, the distance to the fig
ures mentioned is encompassed with many
dangers, but they seem to have been braved
by at least two men, one of whom fastened a
ro]ie to the lion, and another man a royxi to the
unicorn. The basement is occupied by the
Mutual District Telegraph Company, which
is open all night. The marauders locked
the Mutual District employes in before at
tempting their work. The manager noticed
the unusual sight of a number of men in
the street pulling at the ropes and availed
himself of a side door which the invaders
did not know’ of. As soon as he made his
appearance the men at tiie ropes fled. A de
tail of climbing firemen was necessary to
remove the lines from the figures. The ac
tion was of course, it is intimated, con
nected with the antagonistic feeling toward
the celebration of the Queen’s jubilee in
Faneuil Hall last night.
BLACK CLOUDS OF WAR.
Russia and France Make Known Their
Ultimatum to Turkey.
Constantinople, Juno 22.—M. Nelidoff
and Cound de Montebello, the Russian and
French Ambassadors, respectively, have
addressed a note to the Porte on the subject
of the Egyptian convention. It is reported
that their communication contained the
threat that war would ensue should the con
vention be ratified.
will not budge.
Sir Henry Drummond Wolffe, tho special
English Envoy to Turkey in reference to
Egypt, declines to modify the terms of the
convention. The ratification of the instru
ment has been postponed by mutual agree
ment until after the Bairam festival. The
situation of affairs is disquieting.
executions in RUSSIA.
St. Petersburg, June 22. Of the per
sons charged with being implicated in the
murder or Col. Soudekm, Chief of the Rus
sian police, who was assassinated in 1883,
seven have been sentenced to death and four
teen to deportation to Siberia. Two of the
accused were acquitted. The executions
will take place Monday next.
A LOTTERY SWINDLED.
The Royal Havana Loses $85,000 by
Counterfeit Prize Tickets.
Havana, June 23.—The Royal Havana
Lottery, after the last drawing, was mulcted
to the amount of *85,000, through counter
feit fractional portions of the ticket bearing
the number drawing the capital prize. The
capital prize called for $200,000. The for
gery was not discovered until after the
above amount had been paid out. Activo
efforts are being made to discover the per
petrators of the swindle.
Only a Request, Not a Demand.
Paris, June 22.—United States Minister
McLane publishes a note stating that ho
offered Karon Raymond do Helliere, who
was recently placed in the lunatic asylum
by relatives, and who in 1880 in New York
declared his intention of liecoming an
American citizen, only friendly services in
securing his lilierty. It w.os alleged that tho
Minister had demanded tho Baron's release,
ami that the French Cabinet had taken the
matter under consi ieratlon. Mr. McLane
says his proffer was simply personal, atid in
no wise official or diplomatic.
Veterans Who are Satisfied.
Saratoga, N. Y., June 23.—The Society
of the Army of the Potomac met hero
to-dny. Gen Lucius Fairchild was one of
the Vice Presidents. Several resolutions
were offered on the matter of the return of
the captured flags, tint all were laid
on the table. Resolution* were adopted that
the next annual meeting be held at Gettys
burg July 1, 2 and 3, 1888, and that the sur
vivors of the Artny of Northern Virginia be
invited to meet, with the Society. These
were adopted after a ringing speech in favor
of tho last by Col. Tanner
Chicago's Water Collector Defaults.
CHICAGO, June 32.— A defalcation ho*
been discovered in tho city water depart
ment'. G. Bos', meter collector, has lieen
collecting tax bills, etc., hut representing
that ho was unable to get tho money. The
defalcation will amount to probably #5,000
or #O.OOO. Pope bis disappeared.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY. JUNE 23, 1887.
AN ATTORNEY IN TEARS.
LAWYER BRIGHT’S FEELINGS
Tears as a Shield for Hard Questions—
Pertinent Testimony of the Attorney
for the Broadway Surface Road—Un
raveling the Tangled Skein Sharp
Beginning to Look Gloomy.
New York, June 22.—1n the Sharp trial
this morning, the cross-examination of
ex-Alderman Waite w f as continued.
While Waite was under the cross-exam
ination, ex-Alderman Miller, nother of the
boodlers, was led into court by Detective
Schuyler to be in readiness to appear as the
A BATTLE OF WITS.
Mr. Bright, counsel to the Broadway Sur
face road, was recalled. He testified that the
scheme of the proposed road was submitted
to his firm by Messrs. Sharp and Forshay,
and w’as elaborated by them. He drew the
mortgage to secure the bonds. After a con
sultation with his client he refused to dis
close his client’s name, but said it was not
Mr. Sharp. There was no attempt at con
cealment on the part of their clients. Mr.
Bright admitted that he prepared the report
of the Railroad Committee of the Board of
Aldermen on the Broadway franchise, and
also the resolutions offered by the commit
tee granting the franchise. The report was
prepared before the committee concluded its
hearing on the subject and was sent
by them to Moloney by a messenger.
Questioned about the Lyddy injunction,
Mr. Bright said he went to Judge Bart
lett’s house in Brooklyn at 9 o’clock of the
night preceding the morning meeting of the
Aldermen at which the franchise was
granted, and obtained from him an order
dissolving it, Mr. Lyddy having consented
to its dissolution. The dissolution of the
injunction restraining the Aldormen from
any action on the matter was prepared by
a lawyer’s predicament.
Mr. Bright here begged he might not be
forced to say anything about his conversa
tion with Judge Bartlett. Ho was put in
the most disagreeable position a lawyer
could be placed in by the question, as it
necessarily arrayed him against a Judge
of the Supreme Court, He begged
Mi’. Nicoll not to press for an answer,
and appeared greatly affected. Mr. Nicoll
said he w’as compelled to demand a reply.
Mr. Bright then said that Judge Bartlett
expressed the opinion that the injunction
should never have been granted, and ques
tioned the right of the court to enjoin a
legislative body. He either hinted or men
tioned about ah early meeting of the Aider
men the next morning. He had a second
interview with Judge Bartlett about a year
ago in his chambers in Brooklyn, the wit
ness having heard that District Attorney
Martine had criticised his professional con
duct in the matter of the bonds as well as
the matter of the Lyddy injunction. He
called on Mr. Martine and told him his
recollection of his application to Judge
Bartlett. Mr. Martino remarked that Judge
Bartlett’s recollection of the details was en
MR. BRIGHT’S TEARS.
At this point the witness became so
affected as to be unable to speak for several
minutes, and when he resumed the tears
were running dowm his cheeks. He said
that Judge Bartlett w:as pleased to see him,
and they talked over what had occurred
when the order had been asked for. Judge
Bartlett said had he known of the early
morning meeting, he w’ould never have
signed the order, and he said he was much
displeased that Mr. Bright had not told him.
They parted in a friendly manner. The
witness gave the order he nad obtained to
AVaite, and was in the City Hall while the
morning meeting was in session. When it
was over ho obtained a certified copy of the
resolution overriding the Mayor’s veto.
MR. BRIGHT'S MEMORY REFRESHED.
Mr. Bright resumed the stand after the
recess and said that he was willing to con
sult his books to refresh his memory. He
then identified various documents relating
to the Broadway road, among them the
resolution prepared in his office find
ing fault with the Mayor for vetoing
the franchise. The court directed the wit
ness to answer the question asked him earlier
in the day, as to whom he met on the morn
ing of the eventful Aldenrmnie meeting.
The witness said he met Mr. Richmond
and went with him to the City Hall
where Mr. Maloney told them the franchise
had been passed over the veto. In explain
ing his firm’s relations with Mr. Maloney he
said they only knew him as tho clerk of the
Railroad Committee; nothing ever passed
between them except what they thought
right and proper. He visited their office
openly and without any concealment. The
witness knew of nc reason why his office
should he designated as the headquarters of
the conspiracy to bribe the Aldermen of
1884, nor why himself and Mr. Scribner
should lie pronounced members of that con
spiracy. Neither he nor his firm, he said,
had anything to do with the call for the
early morning meeting of the Aldermen.
A CLERK’S RECOLLECTION.
Roliert E. Dowling, a clerk in Robinson,
Scribner & Bright’s office, testified that
on Aug. 5, tho day of tho meeting of the
railroad committee, Mr. Sharp sent him
with a paper of some kind to give to Mr.
Richmond for Mr. Maloney. Mr. Richmond
told him to deliver it himself. Mr. Sharp
had told him not to allow anyone to see him
giving the paper to Mr. Richmond.
BOODLE IN LARGE BILLS.
Mr. Miller, who was a member of the
Railroad Committee of the Bourd of Aider
men of 1884, was then called and took the
stand. He testified that he voted for the
franchise, and Mr. Nicoll then asked him if
lie received anything after the mooting
from DeLaey, another the cx-
Aldermen, who is now
Mr. Parsons objected. Mr. said
lie proposed to show by the that
after voting for the franchise
*.'i,oon in large hills from
afterward, appris mt In;; the
done wrong, he returned tlB
DeLaey. The question was
Miller answered: “I received $5,000 from
Do Lacy,at his house,after the pnßige of the
franchise, in *IOO. *SOO and SI,OOO hills.”
He afterward uuuerstood that the money
was paid him under some arrangement
made with the Aldermen and he went to
DeLaey and told him ho would give the
mouey hack to him and would not keep it.
“I’m glad,” the witness added,
“to have this opportunity to clear myself
of the stigma that ha* lieen attached to me."
Mr. Miller said he did not attend the early
morning meeting of the board, and knew
nothing of it until he read about it In the
papr That afterward he received no no
tice to attend.
Fatal Texas Storm.
Fair Plat, Panola County, Tkx.,
June 22.—During the storm to-day, a tree
was blown down, enisliing a house and in
stantly killing Mrs. Albert Tite and her two
Cotton Exchange Not to Close.
New York, .Tune. 32. —The members of
the Cotton Exchange today voted down the
resolution providing for tho closing of the
exchange Saturday, July 2.
WAS HE REALLY KILLED?
Another Fierce Fight in Rowan County
—Tolliver Said to be Dead.
Lexington, Ky., June 22.—Information
has been received here of another battle in
Rowan county, which occurred this morn
ing at 11 o’clock. In this fight, Craig Tol
liver, the desperado, who has lorded it over
that section, was killed. It is said that a
large party of men, ostensibly led by Dr.
Logan, whose two sons were murdered in
cold blood by the Tolliver men about two
weeks ago and w’ho was in jail in this city
at the time of the tragedy, had organized a
hand of regulators for the pui-pose of rid
ding tho county of the desperadoes. Rumors
of this band being in the neighborhood of
Morehead have been frequent. This morn
ing at a little after 9 o’clock, the regulators,
being concealed in close proximity
to Morehead,’ opened fire on Tolliver and
some of his gang who were on the streets.
Tolliver was killed in the engagement and
the fight assumed a bushwhacking charac
tor, the men hiding behind the houses and
trees ami shooting at any one that eoufd lie
seen. The reports differ as to the number
killed, one placing the number at five, In
cluding Tolliver. Another stated that Craig
Tolliver, two of his brothers and thirteen
others had been killed. There is great con
fusion in tho telegraphic reports coming in
and accurate news is out of the question.
The killed include Craig Tolliver, Bud
Tolliver, Jay Tolliver and Hiram Cooper.
They were all shot through the heart, and
died" instantly. Craig Tolliver seems to have
been the general target, as he
was so thoroughly riddled as to lie
scarcely recognizable. Cate Tolliver, a 12-
year-old boy. and three others, all of whom
were captured except Cate Tolliver, w’ho
crawled into the brush and escaped, were
wounded. Three others escaped but were
raptured afterward. The attacking party
was a strong one. The Sheriff and posse
have left for there.
Louisville, June 22.—Gov, AVindman,
acting Governor in the absence of Gov.
Proctor Knott, has received the following
telegram from Lexington: “Fighting all
the morning at Morehead. Craig, Budd
and Jay Tolliver are already killed. Don’t
know how many more. The town is full of
armed men, but think the worst Is over.”
Danger Apprehended to King “Calico”
by the Rival Sugar Interests.
Chicago, Juno 22.—A special from San
Francisco says: The indications are grow
ing plainer that the rivalry of the Ameri
can capitalists who desire the sugar trade of
the Saudwieh Islands is likely to plunge tho
kingdom of Kalakau in a civil war. Clear
ance pajiers at the San Francisco custom
house show that the steamer Australia,
which sailed yesterday for Honolulu, carried
a large quantity of arms and ammunition.
This is considered as very significant,-when
taken into consideration with the revolu
tionary feeling that is said to exist in the
MISSIONARY EQUIPMLXTS, AS USUAL.
The shipments included eighty cases in
whicli were nearly 1,000 Winchester repeat
ing rifles and 104,000 cartridges. The arti
cles were consigned to old missionary mer
chants. It is among this element of tho
population that the most revolutionary
feelings exist. Large shipments of arms
and ammunition also have been made to
Honolulu by sailing vessels.
The Uprooting of a Huge Oak Causes
Three Deaths—A Baby’s Escape.
AViljungton, Del., June 22.—A violent
storm of wind and rain broke over the city
shortly after noon to-day, doing great
damage. Just beyond the city limits a big
oak tree was uprooted and fell on a double
frame dwelling, crushing in the roof and
killing three of the occupants—Mrs. James
Noble, Mrs. George Doran and Mrs. Doran’s
little boy. Mrs. Noble’s two-month’s
old baby, which lay in the bed with its
mother, was extricated from the crushed
timbers and may live.
HIS OWN EXECUTIONER.
A Methodist Minister Kills a Man for
Assaulting His Wife.
Birmingham, June 22.—Rev. John T.
Maxwell, a Methodist preacher, to-day shot
and killed a man named John Rickets at
Irondale, six miles from this city. About
ten days ago Rickets went to the house of
Mr. Maxwell, during the latter’s absence,
and attempted to outrage his wife Maxwell
has since been searching for him, and meet
ing him for the first time to-day, shot him
twice with a shotgun and once with a pis
tol. Rickets was a mineral prospector arul
geologist, and leaves a wife and several
small children. Maxwell gave himself up.
STAND AND DELIVER.
Five Men Rob a Grand Trunk Train,
but Three of Them are Captured.
Detroit, June 22.—A special from Port
Huron, Mich., says: This morning five
men boarded the 1:15 o’clock Grand Trunk
train at Fort Gratiot, going east, and ‘held
up’ the passengers. Several persons lost
whnt money they had, one old man losing
*1(30. Three men have been arrested and
are now in jail hero, and more arrests will
Rumored Arrest of Train Robbers.
Galveston, June 21.—A special from
San Antonio says: United Staton Marshal
Rankin telegraphed yesterday to District
Clerk Duval, that three of the train robliorH
had lieen arrested and identified, but were
being held at Flatonia for further identifi
cation. It is believed hero that Hal White,
a celebrated stage robber, is implicated in
the robbery. The officers are still diligently
Train Robbers Identified.
San Antonio, Ten., Juno 22.—United
States Marshal Rankin arrived here to
night from Flatonia with John Oth, Ed
Clark and Aug Smith, charged with rob
bing the Southern Pacific train last Friday
night. It is claimed that their identity is
fully established. Miss Sarah Tivis lias
boon arrested and is held a a witness in the
Woman Representation at Wells.
Aurora, N. Y., June 22.—The Imard of
trustees of Wells Female College to-day
voted that women slwtild have representa
tion in the board, and Mias H Men F. Smith,
the lady principal, ami Mrs. Frances F.
Cleveland, an alumnus, were unanimously
Heavy Windstorm at Lynchburg.
Lynchburg, Va.. June 22. — A heavy
windstorm visited this city Inst night, blow
ing down shade trees, fencing, and doing
other damage. The damage in the country
is thought to lie heavy.
A Fog Baffle* Yachtsmen.
Marblehead, Mass., June 22.—The
yacht race committee have decided not to
race to-day because the fog is ao heavy.
The wind i* light.
A NAPOLEON OF FINANCE
LEAD PENCIL COLLATERAL FOR
Cincinnati’s Wreeled Bank—President,
Cashier and Assistant Under Arrest-
Collateral for Loans Represented by
Cincinnati, June 22.—As the examina
tion of the Fidelity National Bank pro
ceeds the enormous deficit is increased. It
is now the common talk on the streets that
the liabilities of the bank will reach the
stupendous sum of $8,000,000, while tho
assets dwindle in proportion. It seems a
foregone conclusion that the depositors will
get next to nothing. This is the general
talk, but of course it is unofficial and can
not bo verified until the bank examiner
completes his work and makes his
report. It is stated to-day that,
tho memorandum which is a
substitute lor the collaterals, shows that
Joseph Wiltshire used $1,100,000 of the
hank’s money, and that collaterals for the
other loans were hypothecated in New York
and elsewhere. It is the belief of some that
Wiltshire acted as the agent of Harper in
conducting the wheat deal and was not
really a borrower, Vice President Harper,
('ashler Baldwin and Assistant Cashier Hop
kins are under arrest on warrants sworn out
by Bank Examiner Powell. Harper’s bail
is fixed at $75,009 and the others at SIO,OOO
The morning pajiers this morning are
full of the matter connected in various
wavs w’itli the Fidelity National Bank's
closing. Among other things, it is stated
that bank examiner Powell, on Monday af
ternoon, demanded a statement from the
bank and received one, showing a balance
on hand of $1,100,000 in cash. Then calling
for a view of this money he was amazed to
be shown a lead pencil memoranda reading
“Wiltshire, Eckert & Cos. $900,000,” “J. W.
Wiltshire $4(5,000," and so on through a long
list. There was no collateral and no se
curity whatever. Baldwin A Hopkins were
unable to make any explanation and Harper
could offer none even after this. It is said
the offer to permit the bank to continue was
made, if these three men were expelled and
new capital brought in. But. when inquiry
was made as to how much would be re
quired, the answer was $1,000,000 at. least.
That staggered the directors and although
they still hope to form a reorganization, it
is most probable that the fear that a further
examination would reveal a further deficit,
HARPER’S WORK ENTIRELY.
The fact is that Harper concealed from
the directors his connection with the wheat
deal. He is said to have admitted yester
day that he did not go into the wheat deal
himself, hut that he honored an overdraft
for Joe Wiltshire for $4(5,000 and then put
in the rest to save that. He charges the
whole break to the action of the Chicago
Board of Trade making all wheat regular.
Bank Examiner Powell is credited with
saying that the condition of the linnk is
woeful. Ho said it was singular how Har
per laid deceived everybody about the
matter. In this , connection it may tie
recalled that when the wheat panic occurred
iu Chicago, and the rumors were current of
a run on the Fidelity Bank, Harper stated
rejieatedly to the parties asking for informa
tion, that he did not know who was in the
wheat deal, and he went so far as to say
that he did not believe that it was managed
at all in Cincinnati, but was conducted from
California and Cleveland.
More attachments on Harper’s property
have been made, and everything lie has is
now tied up.
OTHER ENTANGLEMENTS COMING IN.
A publication was made here to-day that
Swift & Lyman, the attorneys for the Ex
change National Bank, of Chicago, were
here to push a chijiu of $7.50,000 against the
Fidelity. The truth is that the amount was
$108,(107. Lost Saturday Mr. Swift pre
sented a certificate of deposit anil demanded
the money. He was told that, the American
Exchange did not have that sum to its
credit. He then demanded the balance,
whatever it might be, and was told that pay
ment had been stopped. In view of the ap
parent negligence of President Briggs, Mr,
Swift and the other directors, there is
strong talk of causing their arrest, although
it would be hard to find even a suffering
creditor in Cincinnati to demand it.
SHORT AND QUICK WORK.
One who knows, hut who declines to give
his name, says that ten days ago he, with
President Swift, went ovr- and called the
loan account, and found it all right. He
says lie is certain that Mr. Har(ier had done
all this crooked work within the past ten
days or two weeks, and it could not well lie
known. He does not think there is any re
flection on President Swift.
While there is no effect upon the other
banks from this failure, there is a marked
restriction of business. Business men stand
apjialled us the glaring features of this great
fraud are revealed.
SERIOUS CHARGES MADE.
Bank Examiner Powell has been exceed
ingly busy all day, in the attempt to get
some knowledge of tho condition of the
Fidelity Bank. The Receiver has not yet
undertaken the responsibility of his office.
Mr. Powell to-day made discoveries which
justified him, under advice of District At
torney Burnet and Assistant Bruce, to cause
tho arrest the second time of Harper, Bald
win and Hopkins. This is anew feature of
the case, as it consists of the
charge of a conspiracy to defraud,
by issuing on June 14 thrre draft* of *109,-
000 each in favor of Wiltshire. Eckert & Cos.
upon the Chemical National Bank of New
York, signed by B. E. Hopkins, assistant
cashier. The charge is a conspiracy to com
mit un offense against the laws of tho United
States by unlawfully and wilfully misapply
ing the funds and credit* of the banking in
stitution, in pursuance of which purjxise
they issued these draft*.
FALSE REPORTS RENDERED.
Another affidavit charges the same per
sons with “ainriK|iiracy to commit an offense
against the United States laws by issuing
on May 18 last, and causing to lx- transmit
ted to the Comptroller of trio Currency, a
false and fraudulent report of the said
Fidelity National Bank, at the close of busi
ness, May 13, 1887, in this, that the said
liarik did not have in its possession, us stated
in said rojxirt $030,(S)0 in legal tender notes
and #220,310 111 silver certificates, they
knowing tliese amount* were not
there and making the statement
in pursuit of their conspiracy to
deceive certain officers of said national
baud and the agent appointed to examine
the affairs of said bank." The rre*t was
made upon these affidavits, which were
sworn to by Mr. Powell late this afternoon.
The prisoners were taken togethe- belora
United Utah* Commissioner Hooper, where
they waived examination, and were bouinl
over to appear at the October term of court.
Mr. Harjier gave Isolds in the sum of
#15,000 and the other two in *5,000
each. Mr. Hopkisa seemed much dejected,
and said that * to the last charge he
knew nothing at all about the making of
the re|xirt, as it did not come under his
share of the work. Mr. Baldwin is npjiar
eiitly much ft'juried, He is naturally re
served, and nr ne hr.* bad liefvire serious
afflictions, one the murder of hi* son aid
another the suicide of n brother, it has been
suggested that there was danger that tins
blow would unsettlo his mind.
YELLOW FEVER IN CHECK.
Gen. Hamilton’s Hopeful Views -New
Revenue Districts Ready for Work.
Washington, June 22. —Surgeon General
Hamilton, who has just returned to Wash
ington from a visit to Chicago, expresses
the belief that all proper steps have been
taken to check the yellow fever epidemic
at Key West, and that the further spread
has been well guarded against.
INTERNAL REVENUE MATTERS.
Commissioner Miller has completed the
arrangements for the transfer of the several
internal revenue districts, consolidated
under a recent executive order, so that the
new order of things may go into effect, on
July 1, tho beginning of the next fiscal year.
Secretary Fairchild to-day reduced to S4O
•in each case the fines of SiXX) in each case
imposed bv tho Collector of Customs at Key
West on the masters of the Spanish fishing
smacks Habanero, Marie, Dolores and En
riquito, which were seized for not present
ing manifests Rnd for attempting to leave
the Collector’s district without reporting.
MR. CORCORAN’S IMPROVED HEALTH.
W. W. Corcoran has so far recovered
from his recent attack of paralysis that he
was to-day taken to Deer Park, Md., to
spend the heated term.
CONGRESS ALONE GIVES SUCH ORDERS.
The President, it is understood, will reply
to the request of the survivors of the Twen
ty-First regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,
for the return of the three Hags now in tho
War Department, which they captured from
Pickett’s Division at Gettysburg, to the sur
vivors of that division a"t the coming re
union at Gettysburg, that the authority to
do so must first iie obtained from Congress.
TWO NEW CASES YESTERDAY,
Key West, Juno 22. —The Board of
Health has taken up two new cast's on its
bulletin to day. One of whom is a colored
man, who has been sick two days in a pri
Cold Comfort Now A soured New Gen
eral Offices for the South Florida.
Sanford, Fla., June 21. —The Sanford
Ico ('ompany is now an assured success.
Yesterday the Superintendent of the fac
tory, iu examining the works, happened to
taste the contents of one of the vats, which
he found to lie salty. Upon further exami
nation it was found that, some miscreant
had placed salt in each of the vats, which
kept the contents from solidifying. It is
not known who did this, but suspicion
points to parties who are more interested in
the failure than the success of tjje enter
The South Florida railroad expects to
take possession of its new quarters, in the
Welborno block, about the first of tho
coming week, where its general officers will
thereafter be permanently locate) 1.
AN ORIGINAL IDEA.
Mr. A. H. Merrill has just invented a
method of taking accurate outlines of
11,overs, leaves, etc., for use in embroidery,
engraving ami illustrations for botanical
work, for which he has made application
for a patent. The process, which lie terms
natural photography, is so simple a child
can use it, and, as the art can rie used in
many ways for homo decoration, it will no
doubt prove popular.
Narrow Escape From a Railroad Acci
dent-Freight Rates Advanced.
Columbus, Ga., June 22.—When a short
distance from this city this morning the
rear truck of a passenger car on the Colum
bus and Romo, railroad, jumped from the
track. For fifty or more yards the cross
ties were cut up, but no great damage was
done, though the passengers were badly
frightened and shaken up.
On account of the very low stage of water
in the river ami the small amount of freight
shipped at this season of the year, tne steam
boat companies plying on the river have in
creased the freight rate to 40e. a barrel.
This will probably only last during the sum
W. H. Boynton has been appointed letter
carrier in this city. He will take the place
that W. S. Kennedy refused to accept.
INVESTIGATING THE CAMPS.
A Member of tho Committee and the
Officers at Smith’s Camp.
Athene,Ga., June 22 J. R. Towers,
Chief Keeper of the penitentiary, Mr. Ed
Hhubriek, Assistant Kooper, and Col. Scho
field, member of the penitentiary commit
tee of the Legislature, arrived in the city
this morning, en route to Hon. Janies M.
Smith’s convict camp, sixteen miles
from here. In Oglethorpe county. Col.
Towers will investigate the charge
against one of the guards charged with
shooting two convicts for refusing to cut
wheat on Sunday. At a Into hour to-night
they had not returned from the camp, and
no news could lie obtained.* Very little con
fidence is placed in the reported killing.
Augusta, Ga., June 22.—Blackwood,
the forger who caused such a rumpus be
tween Georgia and South Carolina, plead
guilty to forgery iu the Superior Court this
afternoon, and was sentenced to nine years
in the Georgia penitentiary.
But this does riot end this extraordinary
case. Policeman Stone and citizen McNally,
who (list brought Blackwood from South
Carolina, have just been indicted in Aiken
county, of that State, and as soon as the
charges pending against them in Georgia
have lieon settled another great legal fight
will be precipitated, us it is South Carolina s
avowed intention of roundly punishing
Railroad Accident In Maryland.
Oakland, Md., June 22.—The Chicago
Express over the Baltimore and Ohio road,
due here at 10:40 a. m., was wrecked at
Snowy Creek, about eight miles west of
this town, this morning. An unknown
tramp who was stealing a ride, was impaled
on the bumper of tho mallear and instantly
killed ami three passengers and three postal
clerks were slightly injured. A broken rail
caused tho accident. The engine passed the
spot., but the mail ear left the track and
S lunged down an embankment thirty
eep, followed by the baggage and lessen
ger cars. No one was so badly injured as
to cause a lay-off on their journey, but
their escape from death was a narrow one.
The track was cleared and ready for travel
in about four hours.
Shooting at Swalnaboro.
Hwaibsboko, Ua., Juno Si. — A serious
shooting utTftpa occurred near Hwains
boro Wednesday morning. A. C. Kemp
shut William Canady with a double
barreled (tun. inflicting a dangerous wound.
Tlit'v were near neighbor* and both are
good citizen*. Thu cause, we learn, was
some family trouble.
i PRICE glO 4 YEAR.
Ia mxi A COPY.
A SOME WHAT MIXED CASE
REPORT ON EX-MARSHAL PIT -
Ho Owen the Government $2,700 and
It Owob His Deputies sl4,ooo—Who
Will Pay First ?- Holman Thanks
• the Governor and Requests His
Atlanta, Ga , June 22.—The suit of ths
government against O. P. Fitzsimona, ex-
Marshal of tho Northern District of Geor
gia and hie sureties on his l>ond is approach
ing an end in the Circuit Court When thi
ox-Marshal went out of office it was claimed
that the government was largely indebted
to him and the government, claimed the con
trary. A suit on the bond was finally insti
tuted by the Department at the request o<
Mr. Fitzsimons atiout two years ago.
Over a year ago Judge McCay re
ferred tho case to Judge Hammond,
as auditor, as it was largely a question ol
accounts, covering a period of two year*.
The auditor has filed a report that Mr.
Fitzsimmons owes the government $2,777,
and that tho government owes Mr. Fitzsim
ons’ deputies $14,401. Mr. Fitzsimons
sureties on the two bonds made by him and
held by tho auditor are equally liable. They
are W. A. Hemphill, E. P. Howell, Clark
Howell. Albert Howell, Patrick Walsh,
James M. Smith and A. R. I-awton.
a murderer’s request.
William Holman, the Dalton murderer,
to bang July 8, lias written a long letter to
the Governor thanking him for tne respite
which enabled him to prepare for death, as
serting his innocence imd pleading for his
life. The letter wns intersjiersod with re
quests for the Governor's prayers.
WILKES' NEW JUDGE.
The Governor has appointed J. S. Barnett
Judge of the County Court of Wilkes
county, to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Judge Wingfield. Mr. Barnett was
J udge of the County Court of Elbert for
five years, resigning in 1886.
A QUARTERS!AHTEB COMMISSIONED.
C. T. Prendergast, has been commissioned
Quartermaster of the Savannah Volunteer
Guards Battalion, with the rank of First
Hupt. Orr, of tho Southern Telegraph
Company, has made their returns to the
Comptroller of the gross receipts of busi
ness m the State for the first quarter, for
taxation, of SD,4ID.
Dr. King, the siiecial revenue agent a
signed to duty hero, arrived to-day.
Yesterday's Exercises Prise Drill and
Dr Hawthorne’s Address.
Mills DGEVILLX, Ga.. June 22.—Yester
day’s commencement exercises were conclu
ded by a prize drill in the manual of arms,
in the afternoon, and a concert by the
young ladies at night. The drill was a highly
interesting and hotly contested one, lasting
over an hour. At the expiration of that
time three cadets, Sergeants Hubert and
Wilson and Private Skinner, remained.
Sergeant Hubert was finally declared the
victor, and was awarded the handsome
medal presented to the corps by Mr. Belon,
of Macon. Sergeant Hubert lias won the
medal for two consecutive years, and is one
of the finest drilled men in the State. The
concert was very successful and was much
enjoyed by the large crowd present.
This commencement was ushered in by the
booming of camion. At 10:45 o’clock the
rostrum was occupied by many prominent
gentlemen, notably among whom was Dr.
Hawthorne, of Atlanta, the orator of the
occasion. Dr. Hawthorne’s subject waa the
duty of the new South in reverencing and
profiting by the example of the men of the
old South, and was in every respect a inastaA
piece. The doctor excelled himself in ttiF
magnetic allusions to the great men of the
Routh mill made a profound impression. He
accepted his invitation to Milfedgeville in
preference to thirty-four other invitations to
deliver the commencement addresses. At the
close of Dr. Hawthorne's address the diplo
mas were awarded to the twelve graduating
students by Gen. Hill, and the prizes in the
lower departments were awarded the suc
cessful competitors by Rev. Mr. Chapman,
This afternoon an exhibition drill by Geor
gia champions wai cl veil to an immense audi
ence, who cheered the drill very enthusias
tically. Over 100 ex-cadets ionned in line
under Lieut. Kenan, a former commander,
and marched on the |wnwie ground during
the drill. After the final dress parade a
salute of thirteen guns was fired and the
greatest commencement that this college
has ever witnessed was brought to a dose.
The year has lieon a very successful one,
over 400 students having Leon enrolled.
To-night a banquet and ball is being given
to the ex-cadets from all over the State by
the citizens, and sex-ms to be greatly enjoyed
A HALF HANGED WOMAN.
The Tragedy a Maniac Was Fortunate
ly Prevented From Completing.
A dispatch from St. Joseph, Mo , to the
New York Herald says: The return of
Sheriff Adriano from Clinton county this
afternoon develops a sensational story. J.
B. Molcow, an insane patient who has been
confined in Asylum No. 2. escaped on Sat
urday morning. He was considered one of
the most dangerous men in tho asylum, and
accordingly his escape gave cause for alarm.
His home is at Gower, anil ho has a larg es
tate In Clinton county, Several years ago
he married Miss Martha Allen, of Chicago,
who is about twenty years her husband's
senior, and of whom he was intensely teal
ous; so jealous, In fact, tliat Herbert Allen,
hor brothor, had him incarcerated for in
sanity. , , „ ,
At *1 o’clock yesterday evening Molcow
made his escape, and five hours later be ar
rived at hi* farm In Clinton county. His
wife hail retired, but his brother-in-law was
still up. Silently entering a rear door the
crazy man struck Allen a blow on the head
with a liar of iron, knocking him senseless.
Then he entered his wife's bedroom and.
pistol in hand, commanded her to arise and
follow him. He marched her into an orch
ard and there standing her up against a tree
fixed a rope around her neck, and without %
word proceeded to climb the tree to secure the
rope a round a limb. The woman took ad
vantage of this, loosened the rope and fled.
She ran to the house, then into the liarn.
pursued by her insane husiiand, and
out on the nublic highway, ran toward St.
Joseph. VVhon near a bridge crossing On*
Hundred and Two river the maniac over
took her, anil after fastening the rope
around her neck a second time, half led and
half dragged her to the bridge that cromee
the river. He threw the rope around the
railing, and in a moment more would have
swung his wife into eternity, had not Sheriff
Adriano and his p) >ss of deputies arrived and
prevented tho terrible work.
Moloow was brought liaek to St. Joseph,
and his wife is at the print of death from
nervous prostration. Mr. Allen is suffering
from concussion of the brain.
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