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i ESTABLISHED ISSO. i
jJ. H. ESTILL Editor and Proprietor, f
OPEXIXG A FISCAL YEAR.
BUT FEW CHANGES IN THE GOV
Only One Clerk Removed In the Post
Office Department A Number of
Promotions in the Interior Depart
ment—No Important Changes in the
Clerical Force of the State Depart
Washington, June 30. —The changes in
the clerical force of the Post Office and In
terior Departments, incident to the close of
the fiscal year, are comparatively slight.
In the Post Office Department only one
clerk was removed. One SI,BOO position
created by the new appropriation bill was
filled by promotion.
Quite a number of promotions and trans
fers were made in the Interior Department
proper. A few unimportant changes will
be made. The new law provides for three
additional law clerks,three additional mem
bers of the Board of Pension Appeals, and
for a number of agents to allot lands in
severalty to Indians. Neither the law
clerks nor Indian agents have yet been ap
The changes in the bureaus of the Interior
Department are insignificant.
THE STATE AND NAVY.
No changes of consequence will be made
in the clerical forces of the State and Navy
Departments. Asa result of the legislation
contained in the appropriation bills to'carry
out the Secretary’s ideas regarding the con
solidation of the purchasing system of the
Navy Department in one bureau a num
ber of financial clerks of different bureaus
have been transferred to the Paymaster
In the Consular service of the government
the present system of compensating Consuls
by fees will, under the terms of the new ap
propriation bill, be supplanted to a large
extent by the system of graded salaries.
THE WAR DEPARTMENT.
In the War Department, of seven clerks
and copyists dismissed in the Quartermas
ter General’s office, all but one were women.
Besides these dismissals there were many
changes in this office, a number of clerks
being reduced to lower grades and as many
more promoted or transferred to other
grades. Twenty clerks in the Treasury De
partment have been dismissed, to take
effect to-morrow, because of the failure of
Congress to make provision for the pay
ment of their salaries. A number of minor
changes, such as increases and reductions,
in the salaries of certain officers will take
effect to-morrow, as does also the executive
order consolidating the internal revenue
districts and reducing the number of col
lectors and other employes.
The judicial branch of the government is
increased by two Judges and a few clerical
changes occur in the Department of Jus
tice. The 20 per cent, reduction in the sal
aries of Assistant District Attorneys goes
into effect to-morrow.
, The new appropriation will cause about
twenty-four changes in the Agricultural De
partment. Twelve new appointments will
be made, and about twelve persons serving
under temporary appointments will be
transferred to the permanent rolls.
The appropriation for the Government
Printing Office is about $150,000 less than
for the past fiscal year, but Public Printer
Benedict says that very few employes will
Only Eight Persons Out of Fifty-Seven
Fall to Pass the Ordeal.
Washington, June 30.—0f the fifty
seven clerks in the office of the Quartermas
ter General who, up to date, have been ex
amined for promotion under the new civil
service rules, thirty were men and twenty
seven women. An examination of the
papers shows that six men and two women
failed to attain the minimum of 75 out of a
possible 100. Commissioner Oberly to-day
said that the women, as a rule, passed a
more satisfactory examination tliiui the men
and reached higher averages. A fact
that is regarded by the committee
as very significant is that the marking on
efficiency by the Quartermaster General
made prior to the examination, and kept
secret until after the result of the examina
tion had been determined, agreed almost
exactly with the markings of the examin
ers. There was only one exception. This
result is highly satisfactory to the commit
tee, who regard it as a refutation of the
charge that in these examinations favorit
ism would control the rating for efficiency.
Removal of the Last Office from Mis
Jackson, Miss., June 30. —The Internal
Re v enue office of this State was to-day
transferred to the Louisiana office, accord
ing to the recent order of United States
Revenue Collector Miller. The receipts in
this State have been annually decreasing
until the amount has boon less than $50,000.
This result is due largely to prohibition,
and since in the last year, several counties
have adopted prohibition, making the
average more than half, it is thought the
receipts will be still smaller. The only per
that remain of the force of the old
office in this State are four field deputies.
Derailed by a Cow.
Galveston, June 30. —A special from
Austin says that duly two inen, E. S. Rut
b'dge, an engineer, and J. T. Berry, a fir
men, were injured in the accident on t!:e
International railroad yesterday. Engineer
■ Hutledge had his left wrist badly cut by ho
Vmg thrown against, a wire fence. Fireman
JVrry was considerably bi’uised about flic
breast, nut not dangerously. The engine
only was throw n off the truck. The acei
jmnt was caused bv running over a cow.
“**ss were not damaged.
Cleveland Going to New York.
M ashington, June 30.—1 tis statedattho
White House to day that the President has
decided to attend tint centennial celebration
at New York on July 13, but, beyond that,
he has not yet completed his arrangements
for the summer. He drives out to his sum
mer residence at Oak View afternoons ns
usual, and returns to the White House in
A Paper Company Assigns.
Milwaukee, Juno 30.—The Standard
t aper Company made nil assignment last
g'e'Udff to J. E. FrieniL who gave bond for
$130,000 This is supposed to represent the
•oen liabilities are said to be nearlv
Appointed Indian Agont.
'V ashington, June 30, —The President
to-day appointed Joseph W. Preston, of
MonUcelio, Ga,, to lie agent for the Indians
’>l the mission agency in California.
Reducing tho National Debt.
. , A ®HlSO’*t>N, June ill) —lt is estimated
u th, -. T vwt : 111 '
Qnt Morning petal.
People in New Hampshire Rush From
Concord, N. H., June 30. —The most dis
tinct shock of earthquake ever experienced
here was felt at 5:09 o'clock this afternoon.
There were several distinct vibrations,
crockery and windows being rattled and
heavy buildings perceptibly jarred. Iq
some instances persons ran froita their
houses through fear. The shock at the
State House was so severe that several legis
lators and others sought safety from im
pending danger in (light. The course of tho
vibrations seemed to be from the northwest,
and reports from surrounding towns show
that the shock was felt as strongly within
their limits as in this vicinity.
CONTOOCOCK FEELS IT.
Contoocock, N. H.. June 30.—A shock
of earthquake was felt in this vicinity at
5:10 o’clock this afternoon, jarring every
thing perceptibly. The shock lasted about
five seconds, and moved apparently from
east to w'est.
BELLOWS FALLS SHAKEN.
Bellows Falls, Vt., June 30. —Quite a
distinct shock of earthquake is reported by
many towns in this vicinity at about 5
o’clock to-night, it being most pronounced
in Walpole, Saxton's River and Bellows
Falls. It lasted thirty-eight seconds. Dishes
w'ere rattled and the movement of buildings
was plainly seen.
Manchester, N. H., June 80.—This city
w r as visited by an earthquake at 5:15 o’clock
this evening, the rumbling being of unusual
length, and sufficiently powerful to shake
buildings and their contents. It was no
ticeable in all sections, but did no serious
ROWAN COUNTY AT PEACE.
The Rumor That the Tollivers are Ris
ing Probably False.
Louisville, June 30.—A special from
Morehead, Ky., states that there appears to
bo no foundation whatever for the rumor
that the Tollivers are organizing, and that
the people of Rowan county feel confident
that their long war is over and that an era
of peace and happiness has at last dawned
upon the unfortunate section. This belief
is founded upon the outpouring of citizens
at a meeting yesterday, called to organize a
protective association for the upholding of
the law. An article was th#n drawn up by
which every signer pledged himself with
his life to protect the life and property of
the citizens of Morehead and of Rowan
county. This was signed by all of the 500
Among the formal resolutions adopted
were the following:
We hereby pledge to ourselves and to the
people of Kentucky that we will obey the law,
and we are determined to require observance of
it in others. We are tired of bloodshed, and we
are determined to have the dominion of the law
rather than a longer reign of violence. We
agree to act as a posse com itatus whenever sum
moned by lho Sheriff to execute the
process of any court, and when war
rants of arrest are placed in
our hands we agree to bring the parties accused
to the bar of the courts, alive if possible, dead
if necessary. We deplore violence in all its
forms, but we are determined that lawless men
shall not longer terrorize Rowan county, but
that we will in strict interpretation of the law
make terror to wrong doers from whatever
source they may come. We will guarantee to
('very ]>erson accused of ('rime and brought to
Rowan county to be tried a fair trial and pro
tection from violence. We respectfully 95>k all
the good citizens of Rowan county of all shades
of opinion to sign these resolutions.
FIDELITY’S WREC KERB.
The Government’s Attorney Wants
Their Bail Bonds Increased.
Cincinnati, June 30.—United States At
torney Burnett to-day requested Commission
er Hooper to increase the bond of E. L. Har
per, late Vice President of the Fidelity
National Bank, to $20,01K), and that of Ben
jamin E. Hopkins, late Assistant Cashier,
to SIO,OOO, and it was done.
This action confirms the fact that tho
policy of the government is to deal with the
utmost strictness with all who are culpable
in the Fidelity Bank.
The 'District Attorney to-day filed pro
ceedings, brought by tho Comptroller
Currency, to forfeit the charter of the
Fidelity Bank and wind up the affairs of
J. F. Larkin, who yesterday resigned the
Presidency of the Cincinnati National
Bank, has executed mortgages to all his
creditors upon all his real estate. He trans
ferred to the bank yesterday priority of
real estate valued at $65,000.
DEBTS OF THE PURCELLS.
The Trustees of the Creditors Make
Their Annual Report.
Cincinnati, 0., June 30. — Isaac J. Miller
and Gustave Taffel, trustees of the Purcell
creditors, filed, their report in the Probate
Court late yesterday afternoon. It shows
the total receipts and disbursements since
Jan. I, 1886, as follows: Receipts $90,000;
paid creditors, $56,000; paid for expenses
and incidentals, $17,000; balance on hand,
about $19,500. The entire debt of the two
estates of Archbishop John B. and Father
Edward Purcell is reported’ at 53,729,.’131,
and the numlier of creditors that have
proverf claims is 3,196. Churches have con
tributed. in addition to the above, $30,624
in small sums to indigent creditors of the
Gould’s Alleged Scoop.
New York, June 30.— The rumor on
Wall street that Jay Gould has bought the
Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company
continues to receive much credit, although
nothing positive has yet been stated pub
licly. Mr. Gould is credited with having
in owed an intention to secure the commer-
r j.,l ,-able by controlling its land connec
tions George Gould and Henry Salves ex
press ignorance and disbelief ill the story,
j) |f Bates President mid General Malinger
of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Com
pany, declares that there is no truth in it.
Indicted for Murder.
Jackson, Miss., June 30.— The grand
jury in their refsirt yesterday brought in
true bills against Jones S. Hamilton and
1 IV Eubanks for the murder of It. I).
Gambrell on May sat Jackson, Miss. The
case of Albrecht, who was placed under
Nrtids in the same connection, is now under
eon-idcration. Very probably if the case is
tried this term a change of venue will be
Bharp Bearing Up Weil.
New York. .Tune 30. — Jacob Sharp re
mains in comfortable quarters in Ludlow
stnv't iail n.nd ho is allowed as much privi
lege as is consistent with the extraordinary
i.n cmitions for his keeping w hieh the
warden has adopted. The warden says he
docs not eat enough to koeji him alive. Sen
tence will lie passed July 13.
Hangod by a Mob.
Simsboro, La., June 30.- Last night a
mob of disguised men took James Walden
(colored) from the custody of the guard who
had him in keeping to answer a charge of
larceny and hanged him W olden charac
ter was very bod. He was very daring and
was of a vindictive nature.
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1887.
DAVIS ON THE BANNERS.
THEIR RESTORATION WOULD BE
A PLEASANT INCIDENT.
The South, However, Not Particularly
Anxious to Secure Them—lnstances
Cited Which Might be Taken as
Precedents Permitting Their Return
—The Restoration of Democratic
Baltimore, June 30. —Tho Sun has the
following letter from Jefferson Davis in
reference to the return of the Southern bat
tle flags: “If the object now be to unite the
people of the North and South as brethren
in the Union, as a means to that end every
sign of the past conflict should, as far as prac
ticable, be obliterated. To retain as a point
of pride a flag captured in battlo by either
Union or Confederate soldiers would be
equivalent to renewed exultation of triumph
by one or the other, and surely not a step
toward the restoration of peace. The flags
captured from a foreign enemy may be
retained as trophies after peace, but here
the’cessation of hostilities is not pretended
to be equivalent to fraternization.
“I have heard of various instances in
which Southern soldiers, having retained
flags captured in battle, did, after the war,
send them back to the organization from
which they were captured, and I have heard
of no instance when such trophy has been
displayed at a reunion of Southern soldiers
to manifest their succe-s in
battle over their Northern brethren'
Our men fought for principle, and that they
have not surrendered, but rather hopelessly
lived to see the good sense of Northern men
revert to the teachings of their sires, and
re-establish the government according to
the constitution on which it is founded.
That is the only victory which would lie to
them and their children a thing to be prized
FLAGS LEFT AT RICHMOND.
“When the Confederate government evac
uated Richmond, many nags captured in
battle were deposited in the war office in
Richmond. So far as I know, they were all
left there and found by the United States
troops when they entered the city. This
would at least exhibit proof of the fact that
the South did not wish to treasure up such
evidence of any triumphs it ever had over
the North. When Washington received the
surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
he required the British colors to be delivered
to him in cases. The United States govern
ment presented those flags to Gen. Wash
ington, and he left them to George Wash
ington Parke Custis, by whom they were
entrusted to me when I was Secretary of
War, and left in the war office at Washing
ton. Though these were foreign flags, and
signs of a very memorable occasion, the
then United States government did not
deem them of sufficient importance to be
exhibited as trophies of victory over a
former enemy, but presented them to the
soldiers to whom they had been surrendered.
ATTITUDE OF THE SOUTH.
“The South has manifested no desire to
have possession of the flags lost in battle.
Their value departed when they were sur
rendered, and the excitement which has
been created over the proposition to return
both to the North and South the flags they
had lost in battle, seems very like a tempest
in a teapot. Wuether they should lie and
be consumed by moth in the boxes of the
United States War office, or be re
turned to their former owners, has
one element of value which is that the res
toration would be a declaration such as the
old Romans made, that there should be no
triumph for victory won in civil war. So
far as it should express the feeling of re
stored fraternity it would be an advance to
wards that condition which all reasonable
men will recognize as desirable among those
who are to live together.”
HOWARD’S BAD BREAK.
More Light Thrown on the Danville
Chicago, June 30.— A special from Dan
ville, 111., says: “Regarding the alleged Jeff
Davis letter to the Danville Fair Associa
tion regarding himself and tho Confederate
flags, Secretary Hawes says the association
did not authorize Phocian Howard this year,
but only last year, to write Mr., Davis to
speak at the fair. They never" saw the
original of the alleged reply. Mr. Howard
showed him a copy only and took it awav.
Mr. Howard says the Davis letter is entirely
written in Mr. Davis’ handwriting, dated
Beauvoir, Miss., June 20, and postmarked
New Orleans, no post office being at Beau
voir, but only a Mobile and Ohio railroad
station. He says he sent the original to
Rokker & C 0.," Springfield, to have a fac
R. & D. MAY PAY.
The Courts Decline to Lock Up the In
New York, June 30.—The restraining
order secured by Mr. Cockroft to stop the
payment of interest on the stock of tho
Richmond and Danville on July 1 was set
aside by Judge Brown in the United States
Circuit Court to-day.
In the Supreme Court chambers to-day
Judge Ijawrence denied the application of
Nathan I). Powers and others for a con
tinuation of the injunction restraining tho
Richmond and Danville road and Central
Trust Company from paying a dividend of
8 per cent, to-morrow upon the railroad
company’s stock. The Judge denied the ap
plication with costs, and says if the appli
cants have rights which may be jeopardized
they can protect themselves by less extreme
Extradited by Canada for Forgery.
Toronto. Ont., June 30.—James S. F.
Wilson, the Philadelphia forger, was
brought liefore Judge McDonald this morn
ing. The depositions and evidence taken in
Philadelphia, under the Ashburton treaty,
were submitted, and on .the strength of
these his honor ordered W’ilson’s extradition,
but at the request of bis counsel, Wilson
was remanded for fifteen days, U> enable
him to take the matter before the Minister
of Justice of Ottawa. Wilson, however,
through his counsel, waived the fifteen days’
remand, and consented to return to Phila
delphia. Detective Reborn and Wilson left
bv the 12:20 o'clock train, und at Niagara
falls Reburn will hand over his prisoner to
Detective Peter Miller, of Philadelphia.
Virginia City, Nev., June 30.—The
party endeavoring to rescue the six impris
oned miners in the Best A Belcher mines,
arc working with si singes over their mouths
to prevent their inhaling the poisonous gas,
which is coming through the crevices from
tho drift where the men arc corifluid.
Berlin, June 30.—A1l of the leading pa
pers here publish to-day articles apparently
Inspired, advising the financial world to
stop lending money to Russiu, and follow
the pxantplo of Holland and England,
which have unloaded their Russian securi
A LETTER FROM SCHNAUBELT.
The Alleged Haymarket Bomb-
Thrower Writes From Norway.
Chicago, June SO. —The Nevis says:
“Rudolph Schnaubelt, the alleged thrower
of the bomb at the Haymarket riot, has ad
dressed a letter to the Arbiter-Zeitung,
which is claimed by them to be authentic.
The letter is dated Christiana, Norway, and
reads as follows: ‘lt is supposed that the
man who threw the bomb May 4, 1886, was
Rudolph Schnaubelt. The truth is I,
Rudolph Schnaubelt, attended the meeting
on the Haymarket. and witnessed the pro
ceedings. I went home before the meeting
was over and had not the least idea that the
fact of my being there would prove so
faulty to myself, but man thinks and the
blackguardism of the police has its own way.
The day following the Haymarket events 1
went to work not apprehending of any
TO 1.0 OF THE SUSPENSION.
“ ‘My employer brought mo news that the
editors of the Arbiter Zeitung had been
arrested and the paper ‘stopped.’ Being
one of the trustees of the Socialist Publish
ing Society, I felt obliged to see what was
to bo done and wont to the Arbiter Zeitung
office. A band of detective-like vandals
were at work in the composing room de
stroying the type, forms, ote. They also
found material for the preparation of
bombs, namely, type and stereotype plates.
My brother-in-law, Mr. Schwab, was also
arrested, despite the fact that ho was absent
from the meeting at the Haymarket. I
thought he would be set free under bail,
but I soon discovered my mistake.
“ ‘The next day I again went to work, but
soon two blackguards invited me to go to
the chief, After questioning me at great
length they let me go, but nevertheless I
thought it advisable to get out of the way,
for, while I stayed near Chicago until I
was informed that I was a much sought and
very desirable jierson, they accused me of
having thrown the bomb, because the ac
tual thrower of the bomb could not be
found by the search hounds for want of
brains and wit.’,’
PRINCES FOR TOOLS.
United Ireland Charges Salisbury
With a New Scheme.
Dublin, June 80 —United Ireland
charges that Prime Minister Salisbury is
using the sons of the Prince of Wules, who
are now in Ireland, for the the basest purty
Prince Albert Victor and Prince George,
after a busy day, left Kingston this evening
London, June 80.—A number of loyal
Irish Catholics, including the Earl of Fin
gell, the Earl of Granard, the Earl of Ken
mare, Lord Fitzgerald, Lord Defreyne,
Lord Bellew, Lord Emly, the O’Connor
Don, Sir George Erringioh, and Others who
attended the jubilee ceremonies in London,
have sent to the Queen an address of loyalty
NOTICE OF CLOTURE.
In the House of Commons to-night
W. H. Smith moved that if the re
port on the crimes bill tie not reached
by Monday cloture will be applied. The
Parnellitfcs opposed a motion which, how
ever, was carried bv a vote of 220 to 120.
The speaker then called upon the Parnellites
to move the amendments standing opposite
their names on the notice paper. The Par
nellites were,watching the proceedings from
the members side of the gallery and made
no reply. The amendments introduced by
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
wore agreed to without debate and the bill
was reported. Mr. Balfour announced that
the third reading of the bill would be moved
On the division on Mr. Smith’s motion all
the Parnellites and many Gladstonians, in
stead of resuming their seats, retired to the
side galleries and took no further part in
the proceedings. The remaining amend
ments were diposed of in eighteen minutes.
Mr. Balfour’s amendments included one for
the omission of the change of venue clause.
ITALY’S MILITARY CREDIT.
Tbe Chamber Grants the Government
Rome, June 80. —The Chamber of Deputies
to-day granted a military credit of 20,000,-
000 francs. The credit is for the garrison
at Massowah. Signor Crispi said the gov
ernment looked upon the adoption of the
credit as a vote of confidence in the min
istry. Replying to various questions he
said that there was nothing to justify fear
of war in Europe. Russia had shown a
strong desire for peace and there was every
reason for believing that tbe present pacific
relations of the powers would be long main
tained. He then referred to the joint action
of the English and Italian representatives at
Constantinople and his remarks were
Toronto, Ont., Juno 80.— The Queen’s
jubilee celebration commenced here this
morning with a parade of the public school
children, numbering over 10,000. The route
led to Queen’s Park, where the children
sang the national anthem and other Appro
priate songs. The afternoon was taken up
with a military and call sthenic drill. The
jubilee service given under auspices of the
Ministerial Association in Metropolitan
church was a great success, an immense
crowd being present. Loyal and enthusi
astic addresses were made.
A Judgment Revoked.
Berlin, June 20.—The Journal Alxorirn
announces that the Supreme Court has re
voked the judgment of two months’ impris
onment against the editor of that paper
given by the Htrasburg tribunal for an of
fense against the Prussian War Minister
during the saptommto debate.
Cases are reported daily of persons being
fined in Alsace for playing or singing
French patriotic airs or crying "Vive La
Paris, June 80. —The Repuhlique Fran
rainr accuses Gen. Boulanger of political in
triguing. It says Gen. Ferron was wise to
shorten his muunevurcs by appointing him
to an active command. A demonstration in
favor of Gen. Boulanger is being organized
for the national fete July 14 in celebration
of the fall of the Bastite.
Troops Disperse Rioter.
London June 30. —Tho strikers at Bolton
engaged In n riot to night, throwing stones
and other missiles. The police sent, to sup
press the disturbance wore resisted by the
mob aud it was found necessary to summon
the military. The presence of troops over
awed the rioters who soon dispersed.
Turkey Wants More Time.
Constantinople. .Kino 3ft. —The Turkish
Commissioners have asked for still further
delay in the matter of ratifying the Egyp
Gold for New York.
London, June 80. The bullion withdrawn
from the Bunk of EnglaiJiß*to-day—£43,ooo j
is for shipment to New York I
BALLARD, THE COUNTERFEITER,
GRANTED A PARDON.
A Pathetic Story From the Walls of
the Albany Penitentiary Twelve
Years of a Thirty-Year Sentence
Served Noble Devotion of the
Washington, June 30. —The President
has pardoned Thomas Ballard, the notorious
counterfeiter, who was sentenced Jan. 21,
1875, to thirty years imprisonment in tho
Albany penitentiary for engraving and
having in his possession counterfeit plntos,
notes, etc. In indorsing tho application the
President says that the prisoner was sup
posed to bo one of the most expert counter
feiters in the country. He has now been in
prison equivalent to more than fifteen years,
allowing the deduction he has secured for
good behavior. He has grown to be an old
man, broken down physically and mentally.
His conduct lias been such as to cause much
interest to be felt in his case by many good
citizens and officials concerned in liis con
A WIFE’S DEVOTION.
His wife, who has clung to him with a
t rue woman’s devotion all these years and
who has almost worn herself out in her
efforts to support and educate her daughter,
just now reaching womanhood, pleads for
the erring and penitent husband's release.
The President expresses the opinion that in
his ease the law has been fully vindicated.
Pardons have also been granted as fol
lows: To W. H. Roberts, sentenced March
17, 1887, to eight months’ imprisonment in
Georgia for violation of the internal reve
nue laws; to Ben Mercer, sentenced Oct.
16, 1886, to one year’s imprisonment
in Kentucky for violation of tlie internal
revenue laws; to Samuel R. Jones, con
victed in Arkansas Oct. 30, 1885, and sen
fenced to two years imprisonment for coun
terfeiting; and Eli Mullens, sentenced in
Tennessee Jan. 1, 1887, to one year's impris
onment for violation of tho internal revenue
laws, and to Jacob lleickle, convicted of
bigamy in Utah.
The Convention Adopts an Address to
All tho Unions.
Chicago, June 30.—The National Federa
tion of Trades’ council reassembled this
morning. The reading of the circular to be
distributed to all the organizations of the
building trades in the United .States was the
first thing that claimed the attention of the
delegates. Briefly it announced that the
time was at hand when it was a necessity
that journeymen should he thoroughly or
ganized under a national council to look
after the interests of the various crafts in
the building trades und by wise supervision
in cases of wages or other difficulties
to exercise an influence in directing
the course of events to a solution favorable
to workers, by keeping them all fully in
formed of the situation and the necessity of
the cases. The circular then detailed the
steps to bo taken at the preliminary meeting
at Chicago on the third Tuesday in Septem
ber and appealed to all organizations to
send delegations to that meeting. Tho ad
dress was adopted.
Tho following resolutions were adopted
Resolved, That in the event of the Chicago
committee of the Bricklayers not succeeding in
making a satisfactory settlement with the .Mas
ter Builders' Association, that this council de
clare the Chicago difficulty an additional cause,
and appoint a committeaon arbitration to meet
bosses, power to committee rest
ing in the hands or the President in session or
Resolved, That in the event of the failure of
such a committee to settle troubles satisfacto
rily. the President, with tin. concurrence of the
Executive Board, make an appeal to the build
ing tradee organizations of the United States,
asking support, financial and moral, for the
building trades organizations of Chicago.
The business of the convention was now
practically over, and it adjourned until the
third Sunday in September, when a meeting
will be held in Chicago.
AN ASSEMBLY SUSPENDED.
Betrayal of Secret Session Proceed
Washington, June 30.—District Assem
bly No. 66, of the Knights of Labor, has
suspended t he charter of local assembly No.
4,026, of this city, on the ground that Re
cording Secretary Trader, of tho local
assembly, had given to the press h
secret discussion by the assembly
of Grand Master Powuerly’s recommenda
dntioii with regard to the celebration of the
Fourth of July by the Knights of Labor.
The dist rict assembly also demanded of the
local assembly that it should give to news
paper* a denial of tho truth of the re|(Orts
printed. An appeal to the general execu
tive board of the order has been taken by
the suspended body. •
Pittsburg’s Averted Strike.
Pittsburg, June :10. —All the differences
between the manufacturers and iron and
steel workers were amicably adjusted at a
protracted conference held today. The
manufacturers seem to be thoroughly well
pleased that a strike has lieen averted.
Neither can claim a victory us concessions
were made by bot h parties, although the
workmen secured 10 per cent, advance In
wages. The scale was signed by the joint
committee of iron manufacturers and the
Amalgamated Association at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. Work in the mill* will now go
on as usual.
Car Carpenters Apt to Strike.
FITTSruHO, June!#).—A strike is threaten
ed at the Fort. Wayne railroad shops in Alle
gheny City, which is likely to throw out of
employment between 400and 500 men. The
trouble is caused by anew style of liox car
oil which there is almost twice as much
labor ns on ordinary car*. The men refuse
to work on them unless their wages are ad
vanced. Yesterday sixteen caris utcra quit
work. Sympathy for the strikers is very
strong in the other departments, and unless
there is a settlement a general strike Is prob
Peace Among tho Lnsters.
Worcester, Mass., June 30.—The Jest
ers’ Union has given up its struggle with
the Riot manufacturers and the trouble be
tween them is finally ended.
Killed by a Druggist.
lola, Kan., June 30.—W. L. Allard was
shot and killed this evening at Moran by
W. S. Samuel, h druggist. Samuel has had
temporary charge of tho Moran Herald.
Today’s issue published an item accusing
Allaru of business crookedness. The two
melt met in the street this evening, and
after a few words Allard struck Samuel,
knocking him down, lie was following up
the attack, when Samuel drew a revolver
mid shot him. Both parties are young mar
ried men, well Icnowirand highly esteemed.
Xhreo More Cases at Key West.
Key West, Juno 30.—There have lieen
three new cases of fever since yesterday,
but no doatha
CULLOM ON THE NEW LA^V-
He Says it Has Come to Stay, but May
SprinclField, June :!o. At a meeting of
the Illinois Grain Merchants’ Association
yesterday, Senator Cullom was called upon
to speak on the interstate commerce law.
lie thanked the convention forthe oppor
tunity offered him, and said he had remained
silent in regard to the law until the commis
sion appointed under it had got fairly
started In the performance of its duties.
Such progress had been made under it now
as tn> justify an expression of opinion, and
he thought it safe to say that the first result
was to place all men more nearly on an
equality with respect to advantages in the
shipments of their products.
HAS COME TO STAY.
The law, lie said, marked the beginning of
anew era in railroad administration, ami is
the actual culmination of a long struggle
for supremacy between the people and trie
combined power of railway corporations.
He did not claim the law to be perfect. It
was in a sense experimental, but it was a
declaration by Congress of its power over
the subject and its determination that these
privileged corporations should be conducted
in the interest of the people.
"The act. will not no repealed,” said he,
“anil if any persons or corporations imagine
it will, they may as well dismiss that ex
pectation. Its substantial provisions have
come to stay, 1 iecau*e the people will find
out, if they have not already, that they are
in the interest of the general welfare.”
Rev. Paine En Route to England—The
Jacksonville, Fla., June 30.—Rev. S.
D. Paine, a prominent Methodist divine,
sailed to-day for England to visit his old
home. Mr. Paine has resit led here six years
and is greatly beloved by his congregation,
bast evening’s prayer meeting was very
largely attended, and the members tendered
the doctor the best of wishes for a pleasant
voyage and a safe return. At the close of
the meeting a very elegant gold-headed
ebony cane and a well-tilled purse were pre
sented to the Doctor, who was taken utterly
by surprise ut this testimonial of his friends.
TFIE IIEALTH CONFERENCE.
Nine counties participated in the recent.
Board of Health meeting and they formed
the Florida Protective Association. Dr. J.
I’. Wall, of Hillsboro, President of the
county Board of Health, was present but
refused to lie considered a delegate or to pnr
ticipato in, or lie bound by their action.
I’oik sent a telegram saying they were too
poor to join in but that stations could lie
placed in their territory if at somebody
rise's expense. Dr. Wylly, President of the
board, is in the Southern part of the State
now deciding ujmn the locations of the
stations. Two will be located on the Gulf
roost and the others at the inlet* of the In
dian, Halifax and Mntanzns rivers on the
Atlantic. These will be strict quarantines
in every sense of the word and will effect
ually protect the State.
Duval orders otf her quarantine to-day,
and St. John’s will probably do the same
The government tents for the Refugee
station at Egmont Key are now being for
warded. Thirty complete A tents passed
through here yesterday from New Orleans
for Tampa, and twenty-five additional
went this noon.
The steamship City of San Antonio, of the
Mallory line, on account of heavy freights,
did not sail from Fernandina to-day. She
w ill leave Friday afternoon.
The Fourth nore will be celebrated in
grand style. Over 150 floats will lie in the
line of the procession, and the other fea
tures will he attractive and novel.
Jacksonville is in a better sanitary condi
tion now than ever before.
THE HALF HOLIDAY MOVEMENT.
A demonstration and parade was made to
night by the clerks and salesmen on behalf
of the half holiday movement. At 9:30
o’clock fully 100 clerks gathered on Bay
street, headed by the Cornet Band. After
serenading the News-Herald and Times-
Union and receiving responses indorsing
their cause from the respective editors, they
marched up to the residence of J. E. T.
Bowden, the only merchant who observed
to-day's half holiday, and gave him an
enthusiastic serenade 1 and greeting, to
which lie pleasantly and gratefully, respond
id. last week's agreement was supposed
to have been made, but it was a dead letter
to-day, and the clerks were displeased. It
is probable that it will tie granted.
An incipient fire was extinguished on the
Carleton House roof this evening. An
plcctrie light wire was too near the
woodwork, and as its covering was worn
otf somewhat, a large portion of the current
was directed to the wood, causing a blaze.
Anniversary of tho Knights of Honor-
Pensacola, Fla., June 80.—Bay Lodge
No. 3805 and Gulf City Lodge No. 3300,
Knights of Honor, of this city, to-night
celebrate the anniversary of their organiza
tion. Hon. A. J. Russell, one of Florida’s
most eloquent s|ieftkers, delivered an ad
dress to a large assembly at the county court
house, after which the guests of the lislges
repaired to the Escambia Rifles’ armory,
where a sumptuous repast was awaiting
The lenders of the Democratic party of
this (Escambia) county are seeking to bring
uliout a reunion of the party by healing the
breach that was made last fall. This being
nn off year so far as polities is concerned, a
tylie:- second thought on the fiart of the two
factions jioiiits to an amicable adjustment of
the differences which have hitherto existed.
CLAY COUNTY'S GUARDB.
The Old Organization Disbanded and
a New One Formed.
Green Cove Sprinus, Fla., June 30.
The Clay Guards, of Green Cove Springs,
disbonded yesterday, and shortly afterward
anew organization was perfected with a
largely increased enrollment. Many others
are anxious to Join, but prefer to wait, until
the by-laws are adopted. Under the new
law militia service may be made too oner
ous, requiring more time to lie devoted to it
than menilierw can afford, anti as an enlist
ment for throe years is required, lltieral by
laws are absolutely necessary.
After a lively, gisid-imtured wranglp,
mixed up with speech-making, Col. A. G.
Morgan was chosen Captain, and George N.
Bardin and C. Block, Lieutenants.
Col. Morgan is a “vet,” having served
with his distinguished kinsman—the re
doubtable cavalry chieftain—full of military
a s lor, and just ns much of a martinet as his
genial nature will permit.
Death of a Prominent Athenian.
Athkxh, Da., Juno DO.— This niominp
nlx'iit o'clock J. It. Crane, a prominent
and influential citizen, died at Ilia home on
Prince avenue. Mr. Crane’s death resulted
trnin blood poisoning, cr.used by ncnrhunelo
on the linck of his neck. He leaves a wife
and sevtrn children to mourn hiu sad death.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
trio mint from the First Methodist church,
of whicn he has been a consistent member
lor a number of years. Ho will be buried
wit!! Masonic honors.
j PRICE ft IO A YEAR. I
1 5 CENTS A C OPY, f
G 0 RDON’S IN DEPEN DENCE
HE DENIES ANY TILT WITH THB
He Gives People to Understand That
He Is Capable of Running His
Department Without Dictation, But
Is Alway s Ready to Listen to
Atlanta, Ga., June 30. It has been
stated or intimated recently in certain news
pajiers that there was a coolness betwe n
the Governor and the Constitution , because
it has not lieen able to control tho Governor
in official acts, and that the Governor was
disposed to resent any dictation by the Con
stitution. An editorial ap)ieared on the
subject this morning, and the Gov*
ernor, in an interview in* the
Journal this afternoon said: "I know
of no differences existing between
myself and the Constitution, or anyone
else, for that matter. While I take no
stated ground as an independent, but on the
contrary, wish to be advised and counselled
by all friends on all subjects of public inter
est, as the responsibility must at last rest
upen me. of course l must act for myself
with the best light before me.
No patriotic man will ever find any diffi
culty in finding access and a willing ear
when lie has anything to say looking to* the
interests of the State. So far as the Consti
tution is concerned, I appreciate inosb
fully, of course, its service
to me during the campaign, aa
I do the valuable aid given me
by other friends in and out of the press, and
there is not the slindow of an excuse, so far
as I know myself, for the rumors which are
sai<i to have gained currency that there has
lieen any misunderstanding whatever. As
already stated, I am not seeking col
lisions nor parading my ability to
conduct nn independent administration,
but I am seeking to the liest of my ability
to do in all respects what sems best for tiie
public weal. 1 have not cherished the
slightest ill will toward any man or set of
men for any action taken in tho last cam
paign. I regard them ull as Democrats
with equal claims to consideration from
this administration—patriotic and honest, as
I lielievo them to have been. This declaration
will not be considered, I presume, an idle
one when viewed in the light or my ap
pointments to office and the acts of my ad
ministration so far.”
senator smith's death.
Official notice has lieen received at the
Executive Department of the death of Sen
ator D. N. Smith, of the Twenty-first dis
trict, and the importance of an early elec
tion suggested. The Governor to-day.
therefore, issued orders to the Ordinaries of
Wilkinson, Jones and Twiggs counties, for
an election. July 33.
Representatives Huff and Schhfleld, of
Bibb county, members of the penitentiary
investigating committee, were here to-day
pursuing the examination of the charges
against the convict lessees. They had a
number of witnesses before them as to the
treatment of convicts at. some of the camps,
and claim to have evidence of outrageous
abuses. These matters will not be disclosed
till the committee meets next Wednesday.
The recently appointed Chief Post Office
Inspector of the Atlanta division, W. W.
Sampson, of Tennessee, is in the city and
received his commission last night, lie will
assume charge of the office to-morrow. The
late change inspector, Mr. Booth, whose res
ignation was asked by the department, has
lieen appointed an Inspector of the free de
livery system, but has not yet received his
The Northwestern Mutual Insurance Com
pany, of Wiscousin, paid $894 75 State taxes
GEORGIA’S CENTRAL CITY.
One of the Bibb Manufacturing Com
pany’s Mills Nearly Burned.
Macon, Ga., June 30. —At 5 o’clock this
morning fire was discovered in the dye-room
of mill No. 3 of the Bibb Manufacturing
Company, in Eust Macon. The alarm was
turned on and in eight minutes the depart
ment was on tho scene playing a stream on
tho flames, which were quickly subdued.
A few hundred dollars will cover the loss,
which is protected by insurance. The lira
is thought to have been the result of sponta
The Merchants’ National Rank, recently
organized with u capital stock of SIOO,OOO,
opened its doors for business to-day. Fol
lowing are the officers: R. F. Lawton,
President; L. P. Ilillyer, cashier; directors.
It. F. Lawton, 1L T. Johnson, W. W.
Brown, Hoi Waxelbaum, 8. 8. Dunlap and
W. B. Sparks.
The closing exercises of the Alexander
free school took place to day.
liftroisier Lamar, a Macon boy who for
the past two years has Ix-en at work on the
Panama canal, is nt home recuperating.
A CALL ON GEN. ALEXANDER.
He May Extend the Buena Vista and
Columbus, Ga., June 30.—A delegation
of business men called on Gen. Alexander
and his party this morning to urge him to ex
tend the Buena Vista and Ellaville railroad
to this city, as it is of great inifwrtance to
the interest of this city. He stated that the
extension will probably be made.
J. C. Ailams, of Hogansv.lie, Troup
county, has I men appointed a rail way postal
clerk on the Georgia Midland railroad. He
was formerly postmaster at Hogansville.
G. Y. Tigner, stenographer, has com
pleted writing up the testimony in the Fain
-1 tonkin investigation. It covers about 1,000
Brunswick's Street Car Line.
Brunswick, Ga., June 80.—The street
railway was formally opined for traffic to
day, the promoters and 0011410* going over
Tills afternoon Henry, son of B. Hirsch,
whilo trying to gqt on near while in motion,
slipped, and the wheel jiassed over his foot.
It is feared it may necessitate amputation.
Florida's New Chief Justice.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 30.—Chiel
Justice George (). McWhorter, of the State
Supreme Court, has resigned, and Gov.
Perry has appointed Judge A. K. Maxwell,
of Pensacola, to succeed Tiiirt. Judge Max
well arrived to-day anil took the oath of
office as Chief of the Florida Su
Toccoa’s High School.
Toccoa City, Ga., June 30 Dr. A. N.
Fessenden, formerly of the Sibley Institute,
was last evening elected principal of the
Toccoa High School. He will take charge
on Sept. 1.
In a Receiver’s Hands.
Chtcaoo, June 80.—The Sheriff took pos
session of the property of the Knights of
lialsir Publishing Company this morning
on a confession of judgment in favor or
< feorgo K. DeTwilier, for s*, 138. A receiver
has been appointed, ami the publication of
tii* tni i ninu Star will be cout.lnued.