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A FORTUNE IN DDE RILLS
THE LATE LEVI BACON’S AC
COUNTS SOMEWHAT IRREGULAR.
No Evidence to Show that He Appro
priated Any of the Shortage to His
Own Use -The Deficiency Something
Over s2B,ooo—Too Accommodating
to His Friends.
■Washington, July 1. —An examination
of the 'accounts of the late Levi Bacon,
financial clerk of the Interior Department,
discloses a deficiency of $28,000 in his cash.
The inquiry is said to have shown that for a
long time prior to his death he had either
misappropriated public moneys or permitted
loose methods of transacting business in his
office. Upon Mr. Bacon s decease, at the
request of bis bondsmen, Secretary Lamar
appointed a committee to examine and
settle bis accounts. The report of the com
mittee was submitted to the Secretary a
few days ago, and it is said to show a defi
ciency of more than $28,000, of which
SIO,OOO is represented by due bills of em
ployes of the office to whom Mr. Bacon ad
UNSETTLED FOR YEARS.
Some of these due bills run as far back as
1879. It is believed that a considerable part
of the money represented by these bills can
lie recovered, and Secretary Lamar, to-day
issued an order directing the disbursing
officers to retain part of the salaries of .em
ployes whose due bills are held and thus se
cure the government against loss as far as
possible. This policy was pursued to-day in
making the monthly payment of salaries.
The remainder of the missing $28,000 is
said to be represented by the paper of per
sons outside the department and by a
shortage of $4,500 in the ‘‘attorney fund of
the patent office.”
DUE BILLS TREATED AS CASH.
It was Mr. Bacon’s duty to deposit every
week in the Bank of the Republic all moneys
held by him, and to submit periodical re
ports of the funds received. In doing this
it is believed that he credited the due bills,
etc , as so much cash, and as his accounts,
so far as known, were never examined bv
an accounting officer, the condition of
affairs was not discovered. So far as the
investigation has gone it does not prove
Mr. Bacon was dishonest, or that he appro
priated money to his own private use,
but indicates rather that he was too ae-'
comodating to his friends.
DEBT OF THE NATION.
The Total at Present $1,320,282,100-
Good Work in June.
Washington, July 1 —Following is a re
capitulation of the debt statement issued
to-day: Interest bearing debt: Bonds at
per cent., $250,000,000 ; 4 per cent., $737,-
800,000; 3 per cent , $19,710,500; refunding
certificates, at 4 per cent., $175,250; navy
pension fund, at 8 per cent,, $14,000,000;
Pacific railroad bonds, at 6 per cent.,
$64,623,512 ; principal, $1,086,315,862 ;
interest, $12,351,603; total, $1,098,667,465.
Debt on which interest has
ceased since maturity: Principal $6,115,-
165 26,interest $190,753 87, total $6,305,919 13.
Debt bearing no interest: old demand and
legal tender notes $340,738,146, certificates
of deposit $8,770,000, "goid certifieates„s9l,-
235,437, silver certificates $142,118,017, frac
tional currency (less the amount estimated
as lost or destroyed) $6,946,964; principal
$595,798,564; total debt, principal $1,688,-
229,591; interest $12,542,357, total $1,700,-
771,948; total debt (less cash
items available for , its reduction
$1,320,282,106. Total cash in the Treasury,
$482,433,917 21; decrease of the debt during
the month of June, $10,852,725 <l7; decrease
since June 30, 1886, $109,707,646 38. The
total receipts for June were $33,070,985, and
the total receipts for the fiscal year, ended
yesterday, were $371,380,894, made up as
follows: Customs, $217,403,983; internal
revenue, $119,136,447; miscellaneous, $34,-
Two Georgians Who Violated the In
ternal Revenue Laws Forgiven.
Washington, July l.—A. J, Warren was
convicted of illicit distilling and sentenced
April 5, 1837, to seven months in the county
jail at Atlanta, Ga., and to pay a fine of
$(00. On account of bad health his sentence
is commuted by the President to imprison
ment for 100 days.
Andrew Simmons, of Virginia, was con
victed in November, 1886, of selling liquor
without license. His sentence wus sus
K. Backering was convicted in the United
Stab's Court for the Middle district of Ten
nessee of passing counterfeit money and
sentence postponed until July 6, 1887. Pur
don was granted in this case on recom
mendation of the District Attorney on the
ground that the money came into the con
vict's possession in the course of business,
ami that he passed it without knowing its
John C. Allen was convicted of violating
the internal revenue laws and sentenced on
March 23, 1887, fcq four months' imprison
ment in jail in Fulton county, Ga., and to
pay a fine of SIOO. The sentence in this
ease is commuted to the imprisonment
already served and the payment of the line.
A LIEUTENANT’S DISGRACE.
Dismissed From the Service and Sen
tenced to Prison.
Washington, July 1.- The President has
acted upon the findings of the courtmartial
in the case of Second Lieut. James H. G.
Wilcox, of the Seventh Cavalry. The lieu
tenant was charged with a violation of the
thirteenth article of war in duplicating his
pay accounts, presenting fraudulent claims
against the United States, conduct unbe
coming officer ami a gentleman in de
frauding ' a pout trader, conduct to the
prejudice of good order and dis
cipline in failing to return at
the expiration of his leave until
arrested and other offenses. To oil of the
charges and specifications the accused
pleaded guilitv and the court sentenced
■dm to be dismissed from the service of the
United States and to lie confined at hard
labor for two years in such penitentiary as
Ihe reviewing authority might direct.. The
President’s' indorsement is confined to a
simple upproval of the sentence and direc
tion that the convicted officer lie dismissed
from the service and confined in the Minne
sota penitentiury. The dismissal will take
effect July 5.
Merged Revenue Districts.
Washington, July 1. —The consol illation
of the internal revenue districts, wberoby
twenty-two districts are merged into others,
was consummated to-day. Telegrams were
received by Commissioner Miller announc
ing that all the Collectors bud tiled thpir
bonds and had completed the transfer of
New York Finances.
3ixw York, July I.—State bonds to the
amount of $1,662,000 were (mid to-day,
reducing the State debt to less thou
JENNIE BOWMAN’S SLAYER HUNG
He Meets Death Unconcernedly, and
Contradicts His Own Statements.
Louisville, July I.—Albert Turner (col
ored), one of the murderers of Jennie Bow
man was hanged at 6;32 o’clock this morn
Turner was strangled to death, his body
being cut down about twenty minutes after
the trap was sprung. Only fifty jieoplc were
admitted to the yard, but about 2,000 as
sembled in the victnity of the place as early
as 4:30 o’clock. During the prayer which
immediately preceded the fall of the trap.
Turner gazed at the crowd about him un
concernedly, and walked to bis death with
out any evidence of fear. His dying state
ment is a flat contradiction of what he has
insisted upon all along, and of a statement
made in jail last night before four witnesses.
It exculpates Patterson, his accomplice in
the matter, who is also sentenced to hang,
but whose s.Dpeal has not yet been heard by
the Court of Appeals.
ANOTHER MURDERER HANGED.
Henderson, Ky., July I.—Jim McElroy
(colored) was hanged at noon to-day. He
reasserted his oft-repeated story that he
was innocent. The crime for which he
was convicted was the murder of William
Mart, one of the most prominent and
respected fanners of Southwestern Ken
~ COKE ’STRIKERS.
An Attempt to Be Made to Resume
Operations Next Week.
Pittsburg, July I.—At a meeting of
coke operators here to-day, it was decided
to make a move next week to start opera
tions with those of their old employes who
desire to abandon the strikers. It is stated
that 100 of the men have signified their wil
lingness to return to work at West Leisen
rig if they are assured protec
tion, and ' that this has finally
been promised them. The plan is
to quietly send detectives to the regions and
have them properly placed, so that they can
be immediately called upon in case an effort
is made to intimidate the men at work. The
men at some of the other works are to be
similarly protected. It is not the intention
to import new men, but to protect those who
are willing to work. It is proposed to have
all the works fully protected by detectives
when the men go back.
The Constitutional Convention in Ses
sion at Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, July I—The Utah
Constitutional Convention, composed of
seventy-five delegates, elected at county
mass conventions, met in the legislative
chamber of the City Hall at noon yesterday.
Judge Warren, of Provo, was elected tem
porary President, and on the permanent or
ganization Hon. John 8. Caine, delegate to
Congress, was chosen President of the con
vention. An organization was perfected
and a full set of officers elected, and the
convention adjourned till to-day, pending
the appointment of the standing committees.
Interest in the movement is general and in
tense. Everybody feels that great impor
tanee attaches to this new effort for State
hood. An earnest endeavor is being made
by the conservative members to gain the
cooperation of all classes and parties in the
He Continues Weak, but Has a Better
Relish for His Breakfast.
New York, July I.—Jacob Sharp’s con
dition is unchanged to-day. He is still
weak, and lies back in an invalid’s chair at
his room in Ludlow street jail, while his
wife waves a large fan over him. His un
married daughter and Mr. Stickney, his
counsel, visited him this morning. To his
usual breakfast of griddle cakes and milk
an egg was added to-day. He apjieared to
relish his food, but Warden Keating still
says be does not eat enough to keep a butter
fly alive. The warden denies that he re
ceives $l5O a week from Sharp for his
superior accommodations. He says no
favors are allowed the prisoner but those
sanctioned by the court.
SHOT BY A DRUNKEN BRUTE.
A Worthless Specimen of Humanity
Kills His Wife and Himself.
Morristown, N. J., July I.—John Wil
son, of Chatham, near Morristown, was a
habitual drunkard and brute. Last night
he went home drunk and gave his wife a
beating before he went to lied. This morn
ing he woke up surly, and becoming en
raged at his little daughter, shot at her
with a double-barrelled shotgun, but missed
his aim and the child escaped. His wife re
monstrated with him, whereupon he fired
at her, .shooting her through the heart.
Mrs. Wilson started to run out through the
rear door, but fell in her tracks and iinine
diateljT expired. Being now thoroughly
freeziod, Wilson reloaded the gun, and pla
cing it to the side of his head, blew out his
MEN WITH ITCHING PALMS.
The Chesapeake Canal Company’s
Treasurer Under Lock and Key.
Montreal, July 1. —S. D. Whitney, Sec
retary of the Montreal Board of Harbor
Committee, is missing. He was not at the
office all day yesterday, and the chairman
of the harbor'"board states that Whitney is
a defaulter to a large amount.
A DEFAULTER LODGED IN JAIL.
Philadelphia, July I.—James A. L.
Wilson, the defaulting Treasurer of the
Chesa|ieake and Delaware Canal Company,
arrived here this morning from Toronto,
Orit., in charge of Detective Miller. At
noon he was given a hearing before Magis
trate Pole, atid committed without bail to
answer at court.
The Count of Paria.
London, ,Mv I.—The Count of Paris ar
rived on the Isle of Jersey to-dav. He was
met at St. Helior, the capital, by a large
crowd, many of whom welcomed him with
cries of “Vive le rot.”
VISITORS FROM PARIS.
Paris, July l.—A party of 200 Royalists
went to Ht. Malo to-day to visit the Count
of Paris, and another party of 200, includ
ing Gen. Luc burette, will follow to-morrow.
Radical ncwspiqiers hero denounce the
proceedings as conspiracy.
London, July I.—Rioting wa* renewed
in Bolton last night. There was a mob of
10,000 persons In the streets. The police
were powerless and the military bad to be
called out. Many windows were smashed.
France Now Turns on Italy.
Paris, July I.—France has protested
against the conduct of Italy in ininiuizing
French rights in Zoilah, on the Red Sea,
near the Abyssinian frontier.
France’s Gunpowder Monopoly.
Paris, July I.—The government has pre
sented in the Chamber of Deputies a bill to
abolish the State monopoly of the manufac
ture and sale of gunpowder.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1887.
DUN’S TRADE HOROSCOPE
A POOR OUTLOOK FOR HIGHER
PRICES FOR WHEAT.
50,000,000 Bushels of the Last Crop
to be Carried Over—Real Estate
Values Still Holding Their Own-
Railroad Building not as Extensive
as Had Been Expected.
New York, July I.—R. G. Dnn;& Co’s,
weekly review of trade says: “The week
lias been one of satisfactory business for
the season, but of unusual disturbance in
speculation. Liquidation has reached the
stock market. At their lowest stocks were
down to the fall of January last, as their
highest in Mat’ had accurately corresponded
with their highest average before the break
in December. The comer in June wheat at
New York has succeeded as completely as
the Chicago corner failed, and the prices
made have been so palpably artificial that
Juno delivery sold on the last day of the
month 22>fjc. above the same grade
for July. Nominally cash wheat Rill 21
cents on Friday, though the actual price for
other uses than the settlement of specula
tive contracts was not above 86)4 cents on
Thursday, and on Friday. June ex
ports have been large, but the stock carried
over to the new crop year will not fall
much below 50,000,000 bushels in excess of
the minimum, and the crop reports are gen
erally favorable, though the prolonged
drought in some parts of the northwest
causes apprehension and may lessen the
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET.
“From Omaha and some other points come
reports that the real estate excitement has
abated, though prices are maintained and
large sums are being expended in building.
The official returns fqf five months from
thirty-five cities of all sizes and in various
parts of the country show that the valuo of
new buildings in that time was 4-12 per
cent, of the assessed valuation of all real
estate there in 1880, and the transfers of
property 18 per cent, at all points, against 14
per cent, at New York. These figures would
point to an expenditure in building of sl,-
300,000,000. if the same activity should last
through the year, and to transfers of $4,-
300,000,000. It need not be added that a
reaction and diminished activity in this di
rection are to be expected.
“Available has been turned into fixed
capital largely in railroad building, though
the returns disappoint those who expected a
larger mileage completed this year than in
1882. So far the mileage is 500 above that
of last year to date, but about 300 miles
below the completed work to date in 1880,
1881, or 1883, and 2,500 below the record of
1882. The May and June returns exceed
last year’s but little, but the new securities
listed at the Stock Exchange this year al
ready exceed $132,000,000 01 stock and SIBB,-
000,000 of bonds, which in part accounts for
the hesitation in the prices.
“The general reports are almost without
exception satisfactory, trade being good for
the time of the year, collections fair or bet
ter, and money m reasonable supply at all
interior points. The disasters at Chicago
and Cincinnati seem to have had little ef
fect elsewhere. The most encouraging fea
ture in the settlement as to wages
in the iron manufacture are the ten
per cent. advance and the closing
of the builders strike at Chicago ana
shoemakers’ strike in Massachusetts and the
ore handlers’ strike at Cleveland. The coke
strike still keeps some furnaces idle, and
stocks of iron west of the mountains are
thought to have fallen from 194,078 tons
May 1 to 150,000 tons. An advance in
August is hoped for, and old rails have
risen the past week.
THE COAL OUTPUT.
“The coal output for the half year will ex
ceed by 150,000 tons the largest previous
output, and an advance in prices is again
“In most other branches of trade the con
dition is reported satisfactory for the sea
son. Monetary anxieties continue, how
ever. The bank surplus has never been as
low at this time of any previous year
and the treasury has taken in $1,800,000
in gold, while putting out $1,400,000 in
currency. The heaviest withdrawal of bank
bonds ever reported on a single day natur
ally attends the maturing of the last call for
3 per cents., and the treasury officials are
disappointed because the deposits for circu
lation reach only $1,000,000.
THE WORLD’S BANKER.
“One open supply of money is the London
market, but recent events have caused some
sales of stocks on foreign account and mer
chandise exports from New York fell 8 per
cent, below, while the imports rise 10 per
cent, above those of last year for June. The
disbursements for interests and dividends
this month, however, are estimated at
“The business failures occurringjthrough
out the country during the last, week num
ber for the United States 155 and Canada
26, a total of 181, against 197 last week and
213 the week previous.”
COFFEE DEALERS FAIL.
New York, July I.—James M. Edwards
fc Cos., coffee dealers at No. 109 Water
street, have assigned to Thomas T. Barr, a
coffee dealer of No 107 Front street, with
out preferences. The firm consists of James
M. Edwards and Frank |L. Anthony, and
some time ago was estimated to be worth
$200,000. No statement has yet been made,
but a meeting of creditors is to be held next
week and a statement given.
TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS ASSIGN.
Louisville, July 1. —Dick-, Middleton &
Cos., proprietors of the Giant. Tobacco
Works of this city, made an assignment to
the Fide lity Trust and Safety Uault Com
pany at. I o'clock to-day. They were manu
facturers of chewing tobacco. The esti
mated liabilities are SIOO,OOO and the
nominal assets SIOO,OOO. The failure is not
due to any depression in trade, but to com
petition and close murgins on profits.
COTTON SEED OIL TRUST.
A Quarterly Dividend of 1 Per Cent.
Doclared~Tho Stock Tumbles.
New York, July I.—The annual mooting
of the American Cotton Reed Oil Trust was
held to-day at the office of the Trust in this
city, and resulted in the election of John
Scott, John Bloodgood, J. V. Lewis, J. L.
Macaulay and E. Urquharta* trustees. The
statement presented shows cash on hand of
$757,819. The stockholders voted in favor
of paying quarterly dividends of 1 per cent.,
and tiie first, dividend at that rate will bo
paid Aug. h The amount of the certificates
issued is $41,706,000. The rormlt of the dec
laration of so small u dividend eausis! a drop
of 4 per cent, in the price of the stock.
Virginia University’s New Regent.
Charlottesville. Va., July I.—The
Board of Visitors of the University of Vir
ginia adjourned to day after -accepting the
resignation* of Prof. Rage, of the agricul
tural department, and Prof, Wheeler, of j
the chair of Greek. Ex-Lieut Gov. Mnrye
was appointed rector, vice Hon. A. H. H.
South Carolina Again Asks for Their
Atlanta, Ga., July Governor to
day received from the Governor of South
Carolina a requisition for John P. McNally
and Edward Stone, charged with having
feloniously assaulted F. A. Blackwood in
Aiken county, S. C., and taking from his
person a watch chain, pistol, etc., and money
to the amount of $95, the total value of the
property being $134. M. T. Holley, Sheriff’ of
Aiken county, 8. C., is named as the agent
to receive and carry the parties to South
Carolina. The Governor Jwo or three
months ago refused to honor a requisition,
charging kidnaping, because the men com
plained of were beforo the courts of Georgia
charged with certain offenses, which mu4s
first be passed upon.
THE FIRST NOT HEEDED.
The executive warrant issued under the
first requisition was suspended till the
criminal prosecutions In this state were dis
posed of. As they are still pending the gov
ernment has taken no action in response to
It has been pay day at the capitol and
the treasury was flooded with executive
warrants on account of the civil establish
ment. Warrants were also paid in favor of
the university, $8,925 for semi-annual in
terest on the certificates of indebtedness,
and $3,157 for semi-annual interest on the
land script fund; $3,750 was paid for the
quarter’s appropriation for the Deaf and
All the railroad companies have filed with
the Comptroller their annual returns of
property for taxation except nine—the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta; Georgia
Pacific; Rome and Carrollton; Amerieus,
Preston and Lumpkin; the Rome railroad;
Sandersville and Tennillo; and Brunswick,
Atlanta and Alabama divisions of the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.
A LIQUOR TAX.
An Atlanta man has paid Collector Cren
shaw the wholesale liquor dealers’ special
tax, SIOO, to do business in this city. The
law requires that he shull place Indore his
place of business a sign, in large letters,
‘‘Wholesale Liquor Dealers,” which will
look odd in a dry town.
H. C. Hamilton, the new Judge of the
United States Court, has made his bond of
$15,000, qualified and took charge of his
office to-aay. $
Crawford, the hairy negro boy, was ar
rested to-day by the postal authority on a
charge of Forging a signature to a postal
note. The United States Commissioners
sent him to jail in default of SSOO bail.
Ninth Annual Commencement of the
Sacred Heart Seminary.
Sharon, Ga., July L—The closing exor
cises of the Sacred Heart Seminary for
young boys to-day were very interesting.
The little fellows acquitted themselves vqry
creditably. Many Savannahians were pres
ent. The exercises commenced with
public examination in the fore
noon, and continuing through the after
noon. There were declamations, songs and
a debate, which was sustained in a very
spirited manner. The march was very
pretty, and the costumes were elegant.
The following is the list of prizes:
Scholarship—Gold medal donated by Rev.
J. M. O’Brien, of Washington, Ga., award
ed to W. Williams, of Macon; Christian
Doctrine, gold medal donated bv Rev.
Father MeConville, awarded to T. Tybring,
of Savannah; Arithmetic, gold medal do
nated by Mrs. John Flannery, awarded to
J. P. Armstrong, of Augusta; Declama
tions, gold medal donated by Mr. John
Gaudry, awarded to J. L. Armstrong, of
Augusta; Good Conduct, medal do
nated by Mrs. J. Vallentino,
awarded to W. B. Eve, of Augusta;
drawing medal, donated by Mrs. Vallen
tino, awarded to F. Cucivlch, of Savan
nah; penmanship, gold pen, donated by
Miss A. Ryan, awarded to R. Silva, of
Savannah; ’first premium awarded to
Joseph Havarese, algebra and Christian doc
trine; second premium awarded to S. L.
Armstrong, Augusta, arithmetic and Chris
tian doctrine; second class premiums
awarded to J. McCahig, T. Doris, A. Mc-
Donald, R. Silva, F. Cueivieh, C. Lost and
J. McDonald; third class premiums were
awarded to G. Hunter, G. Schwald, E.
Lynch, A. Hines, L. Hernello and J, 11.
Lynch. This school, in the quiet little vil
lage of Sharon, under the care of Sisters
of St. Joseph, is a good place for young
boys. The situation is very healthy umong
Quarantine Inspectors Paid Off—The
New Theater’s Model.
Jacksonville, Fla., July I.—All the
quarantine inspectors of Duval county were
recalled to-day and paid off.
Manager Burbridge, of the Park Opera
House, returned this afternoon ’ after a tour
through the Southern cities to inspect the
style of the different theatres. He finally
decided to build the t heatre here similar to
the one at Chattanooga.
F. E. Bogue, one of the largest furniture
merchants In Jacksonville, was thrown from
a buggy this evening by a runaway horse
and severely injured. 11c will recover.
A conflagration was averted to-night by
the prompt action of the firemen. The
electric wires running into Rice's grainery
establishment set the store on fire, but the
flames were subdued before much dnmage
was done.* The store was packed with in
flammable material and is situated in the
most thickly built business part of the city.
Atlanta, Ga., July I.—The Salvation
Army got out a flaming clrculur here to day
giving a long programme of a ]wirade which
they propose to make on the Fourth of July,
whereupon Mayor Cooper issued nu order
forbidding them to parade and authorizing
the police to prevent them from so doing
In an interview, Mayor Cooper denounced
the Salvation Angra adtigrace tothi city.
He says thefe is no religion in it, and that
their sole object is to make money without
working for it.
All Quiet at Greenville.
Charleston, July l.—A special from
Greenville states that everything is quiet,
and there is no further anticipation of race
Revisiting the Battle Fields.
Boston, July I.—Gen. Lauder Post No. 5,
Grand Arrnv ’of the Republic of Lynn,
oecompanleif by the Affiencan Drum Corps,
the entire party numbering 150 persons,
left this afternoon, via the Old Colony rail
road, for a trip to Gettysburg, Kicuuiond
and the battle fields of the South. The trip
will consume about ten days.
End of a Medical Session.
Saratoga, July I.—The American Insti
tute of Homeopathy clogi-d its annual ses
siori here to-day, th Cenaors making their
final report and the Inter-Collegiate and
other committee* doing likewise. Alto
gether tiie session has been an interesting
and profitable one to its members.
SPENCER AND SALISBURY.
A LIVELY DEBATE OVER THE
IRISH LAND BILL.
The Late Lord Lieutenant Points Out
That Payment of Rent May Be
Avoided-The Premier Blames the
Liberals for the Present State of Af
London, July 1. —In the House of Lords
this evening in the report of the stage of the
Irish land bill, the Earl of Dunrnven said
that there were B<X) amendments waiting
which might almost recall the bill, many of
the provisions of which derogated ftoin the
main object of the measure.
Earl Spencer declared that the bill would
fail to bring about a settlement of the Irish
question, and was not worth considering, ns
it would not relieve the tenants. He did not
think that the government understood some
of the clauses, because in some cases the
clauses would injure the tenants, and in
other ibises they would injure the landlords.
AN ALLEGED RESULT.
The tenants might bo ordered to pay ar
rears in small installments, but payment of
rent was not provided for; therefore, a ten
ant might continue paying the installment
and allow the rent to accumulate. Directly
the bill passed, the courts would tie crowded
with applicants, whose cases would not bo set
tled for years.
Lord Ashbourne, Lord Chancellor of Ire
land, said that after the bill passed, the
necessary evictions would not be open to
harsh criticism. The liankruptey clauses of
tho bill were fair and reasonable.
Baron Hersehell said that the clause deal
ing with evictions, in which power is given
to leasers to go to tho court, were the only
clauses worth anything.
BLAMING THE LIBERALS.
Lord Salisbury sold it was because the
Lilierals hail tried to apply an impossible
system to the relations between landlord
and tenant that the government was obliged
to introduce the present bill. It was a pity
that the Liberals bad not foreseen these evils
so that, the government would not have lmd
to undertake the impossible task of intro
ducing sanity into a landed policy which
was absolutely insane. (.Cheers.) He did
not regard the bill as n final measure, but he
Vielieved it would bo on element in restoring
peace and good will.
Earl Kimberly assorted that the bill of
1881 violated tho rights of contract less than
the present bill, which broke the contracts
of 150,000 leasers.
Lord Hartingtou has decided that the Lii>
erol Unionists’ conference next week shall
devote itself solely to consideration of the
THE PURCHASE CLAUSES.
Lord Salisbury moved the omission of
tho purchase clauses, on the ground that
they were irrelevant to the main object of
the bill, and likely to lead to extended dis
cussion in the House of Commons, and
prove inimical to the passage of tho bill.
Lord Spencer said be hoped the govern
ment wonld not persist in omitting the
clauses. He believed that clauses would
be welcomed rather than opposed.
Earl Cadogan intimated that the govern
ment would not press the motion to omit the
The report of the bill was then agreed to
and third reading fixed for Monday.
In the House of Commons this evening
Mr. Smith, replying to Mr. Fowler, prom
ised to meet the* wishes of the members of
the House if they thought it advisable to de
lay still further the third reading of the
Mr. Smith will announce in the House of
Commons Monday that the third reading of
the crimes bill will be postponed until Thurs
day, in deforence to the wishes of the oppo
sition, who are desirous of considering the
Mr. Parnell has issued an urgent whip,
calling upon the Nationalist members to lie
present in the House of Commons on Tues
Cardinal Manning and Sir Wilfrid Law
son attendisl a temperance meeting in the
Farrington Street Memorial Hall to-night,
and were heartily cheered. Caine Johnston
and Thomas Russell, Unionist member* of
Parliament, who were also present, were
hooted by many in tho audience and left the
/meeting in disgust.
The Country Willing to Compromise
Paris, July 1. —The Journal, cles Debates,
referring to the action of Count De Mont
belle, the French Ambassador at Constanti
nople, in relation to tho Egyptian conven
tion, says: “Nothing is more natural than
that French diplomatists should atone time
have considered that possibly France would
assent to a convention, shortening by several
years the period of the English occupation
of Egypt. We are ready to negotiate on
that basis now, but we cannot agree that
England by any pretext should have the
right to perpetuate her occupation of the
country, or that she should be allowed
to reoccupv it for a reason of which she
alone should judge. Frenchmen of common
sense would thus sanction a British protec
Pirate, and convert inP> a right, recognized
by France, what now is merely a fact.”
Paris, July I.—The National publishes
an interview with Mgr. Rotelll, the Papal
Nuncio here, toic-hing the latter’* attend
ance at the reception given to the Royalists
recently by Baron Da Muckau, his ap)iear
anie at which gave great offense to the
Radicals. Mgr. Rotelli explained that he
attended tho reception in response to an
ordinary invitation, adding that he was
not charged with any special mission, and
that it was not the duty of a Nuncio to in
terfere in the internal polities of France.
Servia's Peace Policy.
Belgrade, July I.—M. Risties, the new
Servian Prime Minister, has sent circulars
to the various representatives of Hervia
abroad stating that the chief (siints of policy
of his government are to Improve the finan
cial condition of the country, reform the
constitution, maintain the entente with all
powers, Including Austria, and improve tbo
relations with Russia. The circular con
cludes as follows: “We desire to become
supporter* of peaco and order in the Balkan
Germany’s Now Loan.
Berlin. July I.— Tho subscriptions for
the first. 109,000,000 marks of the new im
perial loan will lie opened July 5 at all the
great liank* of the empire, ft i* expected
there will lie a rush of applicants flu- the
loan, as the rate of issue, 99, i* about 70
pfennigs under present quotation*.
Tho Patriotic League.
Paris, July I.—Tho local committee of
the French Patriotic League at Bordeaux
has resigned on account of tho recent atti
tude of the league.
Duties in Cochin China.
Paris, July L—Duties have been imposed
on goods imported in Cochin China.
IS ZOU WATKINS ALIVE 7
A Strange Story That Is Told by a
A Denver, Col., dispat oh to the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat says: The Zou Watkins
tragedy at St. Louis four years ago struck
deep into the hearts of the jieople. It was a
most touching close of a bright young life—
a sad, soul-sorrowing termination of a
dream of love and happiness that filled an
innocent girlish mind—and the memory of
it cannot yet have entirely passed away.
The circumstances vtg re these: Missouri
Watkins, the 17-year-old daughter of a mer
chant of this city, was sent, to her uncle in
St. Louis to make her home with this
relative for a while. There was an ob
ject, in sending Zou away from Denver.
The girl was in love. A young
man had won her heart, but he wasn’t
of the style which Watkins pere fancied,
and to separate the sighing and spooning
pair and quench their passion Zou was for
warded to her Bfc. I/mis uncle. It was
hoped that time and distance would wean
tiie girl from her dream; that on the batiks
of the Mississippi sho would forget the gen
tle swain on the hanks of the Platte; but the
visit, had adifferent sequel —a darker, sadder
ending than the Watkins’ or anylmdy else
had expected. After she had boon in St.
I,outs two wo ks Miss Watkins suddenly
and mysteriously disappeared. One day
she left her uncle’s house for a
walk, and was thereafter never
seen alive* All sorts of extraordinary sur
mises were indulged. Tho detectives found
abundant clews, nut they did not find the
girl. Strangely acting and suspicious
looking men were tangled up in the police
theories, and it was feared that poor Zou
had lost, her life in a struggle with some
ruffians who were seen to be dragging a
young girl along the river front a day or
two after the disappearance. Argument
was made that Mias Watkins had wandered
in a half hysterical wav to the bank of the
river, and while there tad fallen into the
hands of merciless hoodlums, who
hail made her fate a more fearful
one than if it had been simply
crowned with murder. As in the Mary
Churchill ease every clue was followed,
but in vain. At last the river sent in its
solution of the mystery—the body of a
drowned girl was found near Cnrondelet
one morning, and a few hours later the
swollen, blackened, bedraggled and next to
shapeless remains were lying in the morgue,
where they were identified by Miss Watkins’
father and uncle. There the history of the
cane ended. Physicians examined the body
for murks of violence, but found none, anil
the conclusion arrived at by all who
hml studied the case was that Miss
Watkins had either walked or fallen
into the river. There was general
sympathy for the lost girl, and many ex
pressions of condolence with the bereaved
parents. Now cornea the strangest part of
the story—a sequel that will startle every
body at all familiar with the case, and that,
if true, adds largely to the element of ro
mance which invests it. The correspondent
met on the street hero tp-day a detective
who is well known in Denver, and who told
him that Zou Watkins was not dead at all,
but alive and well, living in the West happy
and contented as tho wife of tho young mail
from whom she had been separated when
her father sent her from Denver to St.
“I’ll tell you a story,” said the detective,
“but I don't want my name mixed up iu it,
for the single reason that. Zou Watkins is
supposed to lie dead and gone, and people
who have any interest in Tier existence or
non-existence will be inclined to declare the
statement improbable. But I have the au
thority of a man ylio knows, and who told
mo what I know. I saw this party seven
teen mouths ago right, here on Sixteenth
street, in front of the Grand Opera House,
lie asked me what I knew about Zou Wat
kins. I answered that I knew she was
dead, that was all; and he
laughed at me. “Not much,” he
sniiT. I then listened to his story, which was
this: The night Z<>u Wutkins disappeared
she took a train at Union Depot, in St.
Louis, for Kansas City. Two days before
she had received a letter from Kansas City;
that letter came from the young man whose
suit wan so bitterly opposed by Mr. Wat
kins. Tho letter contained money for her
ticket and for other expenses, among which
were included a wrap of some kind, and I
lielievo, a hat or bonnet. Miss Watkins
was met at, the Kansas ('lty dejiot by her
lover and they were that very morning
married by a Justice of the Peace,
she assuming the name of Mary
Walker and he appeared as John
Hunt. The couple remained In Kansas
City, occupying furnished roomsund Inking
their meats at a Main street restaurant for
nearly two weeks after the finding of the
supposed Zou Watkins in the Mississippi
river. Nobody knew them, *so they were
snfe. Anyhow', they had committed no
crime, unless getting married was u crime,
so they had nothing to fear. Folks, of
course, will blame the girl for not coqjiuu
nicatlug with her sorrowing people, but
love is a queer thing and prompts men and
women to acts which they would not think
of doing in their sober moments. I
suppose this is the way my in
formant argued—that Miss Watkins was
afraid that her parents could again
tear her away from her lover if they learned
her whereabouts, and so concluded to let
them weep over the remains of a stranger
rather than take the chances of having her
cup of happiness again dashed from her lips.
From Kansas City they went to Abilene,
Kan., where the husband, who had invented
a machine of some kind, was looking after
bis patent. leaving Abilene they moved to
Topeka, and now are in either Leavenworth
or Atchison, the frequent changes of resi
dence being necessitated by the husband's
attention to Ins patent.
“The gentleman who told me this story,”
tho detective continued, "did not give me
the young man’s name, or if he did I have
forgotten it. lam satisfied, however, that
the names assumed in Kansas City arc all
right, and I supixise I might have looked up
(boot her name, but, really J have not thought
much of the tale ever since, and only recall
It now because I remember having read the
account* of the girl’s iiimippoarawe and the
finding of the body in the river.”
Chief of Rooky Mountain Detectives,
Dave J. Cook, when questioned about the
case ixioh-poohed the idea that the girl was
olive. He said he was satisfied she was 1
dead, and so were her parents. Cook had
charge of the Western end of the mystery,
and was employed by Mr. Watkins. lie
made an examination of the girl's trunks,
and found several love-lottei-s, with the
names of some young men with whom Miss
Watkins had lieen corresponding, but these
youug men were located at the time and
can Ik- located now. If there was any other
young man writing to Miss Watkins, Capt.
(look did not know it. Mr. Watkins is now
in Europe, hut Capt. Cook assured the re
]x>rtor that any such story would tie a sur
prise to the girl's father, os all her r*la
felt, certain that she was dead, the identifi
cation at Bt. Louis having been as complete
os possible under the circumstances. *
Baldwin In Luck.
Cincinnati, 0., July I.—A. Baldwin,
late cashier of the Fidelity National Bank,
was surrendered by Adam Wagner, one of
bis bondsmen, to slay, but by good fortune
another surety, in the person of Georgs
Thompson, was secured, and 'Baldwin did
not go to jail.
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PARCHED BY A DROUGHT.
A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS IN ILLI*
NOIS AND WISCONSIN.
All tho Small Water Courses Dry—
The Pastures as Brown as if Baked—
Only Two Light Showers In Three
Months-Forest Fires Breaking Out.
Chicago, July I.—A local paper says:
No such drought as now prevails has
existed in Illinois and Wisconsin for many
years. Tho romls are ankle deep with dust,
tho pastures are brown, leaves on the forest
and shade trees are shrivelled up, and each
hot breath of air from the cloudless horizon
drives them away in showers. The creeks
have run dry and the water in the larger
streams is at a lower stage than was ever
THREE MONTHS IN DURATION.
There has not been a soaking rain in thi*
part of the country since March. Two show
ers in April and one each in May and Juna
had but a temporary effect on crops.
Stunted yellow spears bending discousola
tury over immense lieds of dust are the only
evidence that the farmers saved any corn
this year The leaves of tho fruit trees are
falling off, and fruit, which promised to ha
plenty, is wrinkled and dried to a crisp.
Raspberry bushes look as though they were
producing a crop of shot, so infinitesimally
small are the iiorries. The drought has 1 in
come so terrible that public prayers are
being offered for rain. Fences along the
country roads and the dead walls of villages
are plastered with huge bills calling for
special services at the district school house*
FIRES SPRING UP.
Fires are burning in the woods, and the
postures for miles around are scorched.
Fanners have lost many cattle in these fires,
which seem to spring up in a dozen places as
once. Reports from all parts of Henry and
adjoining counties tell of intense suffering
from drought. Drinking water in many
towns has been polluted, and the beds of
creeks are covered with decaying fish. The
drought in tho northern and central tier of
counties of Illinois is not any more serious
than it is in Wisconsin. The “Badger 1 *
State is literallv burning up, and fruit and
crops are nearly all destroyed Report*
from Northwestern lowa state that th*
drought has lienn broken.
Negro Rioters Run Down.
Birley, La.. July 1. —Information ha*
reached here that Sheriff Reagan's posse,
who were scouring the country ui search of
three of the negroes concerned in the Oak
Ridge riot, came upon the latter suddenly
yesterday in a deep cut on the Mindeu rail
road uncf were fired upon. The officers re
turned the (Ire, killing one of the negroes
instantly. The two others escaped. Persons
from Oak Ridge recognized the body of tho
dead man us that of Abe Mo Lera, the leader
of the rioters.
A County Seat War.
Chicago, July I.—There is a contest be
tween the towns of Richfield and Thiaco for
the county seat of Merton county, Kan.
That county hits two eounty seats and two
sets of county officers. The rivalry between
the two towus Is anything but friendly and
it is expected every day that firearms will
lie resorted to. A riot is imminent, and
there seems to lie no remedy to prevent it.
A Theatre Burning.
New Orleans, July 1. —At midnight
broke out in the old National Theatre, nmr*
recently known as Werlein Hall, at the cor
ner of Baronne and I’erdido streets. The
flames have cswwed the street, and the indi
cations are tbiw much damage will be done
liefore tho department gets the fire under
Danville’s Tobacco Trade.
Danville, Va., July I.—Thesales of leaf
tobacco in this market for June were 8,703,-
716 pounds, at an average of s!* 11 per hun
dred. The total sales to date since October
are 31,070,416 pounds, at an average of $ 68.
The sales for some time last year were 80,-
Bishop 3horter Dead.
Xenia, 0., July I. BUhop James A.
Hhorter, of tho African Methodist Episcopal
Church, having charge of the work ia
South Carolina and Georgia, died suddenly
of heart disease this morning at bis home at
Wilber Acre in this county, in the 70th year
of bis age
Iron Works Closed Down.
Reading, Pa., July l.—Two thousand
employes of the Heading Iron Works tht*
aftenuKin informed the management that
they would not accept the reduction at
10 i*-r cent made recently, and the proprie
tors decided to close down all the establish
ments, throwing all the men out of work.
CHICAGO, July I.—Harley, one of the
“Boodlers/ was surrendered by his lionds
man this inoniiug. In the casus of Kelly,
Warner, Windniuller and Bursaloux, for
feiture was set aside by the court, and the
hearing continued to the next term of the
Mississippi’s N on-Taxable Bond*.
Jackson, Miss., July I.— Sealed proposals
for Mississippi six per cent, nou-taxable
bonds were opened to-day by the Btate
Treasurer. Bias were received for $15,000
at 105. and for lIb.OOO at 107. There were
also bids for $300,000, ranging from 101 u>
108, but all bids under 105 were rejected.
The Short Time Movement.
London, July 1. —The short time move
ment among the English cotton spinners ia
spreading in all directions. The Lancashire
spinner - say tiiat if the demand for cottoa
can be kept low until August the whole
trade will tie permanently bettered.
Three Murderers in Jail.
Cleveland, July l.— I The three murder
ers of Detective Hulligan are in Cleveland.
They arrived at 6:15 a dock this morning
and are now in the county jail under a
strong guard and in .heavy chains.
Tennessee’s Wheat Crop.
Chattanoooa, July I.—Reports from a
largo number of counties in East Tenues
seeindicate that the wheat crop this season
is the largest raised for twenty year*
Tile grain ut of fine quality.
An Eloper Killed.
Little Rock, Ark., July I.— John Coody,
who had eloped with Elizalieth Lumpkins,
was today caught up with in Indian Terri
tory, and killed by his wife’s family. Coody
succeeded in killing one of the Lumpkins,
A Heavy Death RateT
New York, July I.—The mortality in
this city to-day has been greater than on
any other day this year. One hundred and
seventy persons died, the greater number
from cholera iufantutji.
Killed by Electricity.
Chicaoo. July I.—Mr. Holland, of the
firm of Holland &r Johnson, was killed this
afternoon while fixing an electric fan. He
touched the wires and i-eoeived the full
force of the electric charge.