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HARTINGTON HITS HARD.
THE ACCURACY OP GLADSTONE’S
No Differences Among the Liberals
Until the Ex-Premier Attempted to
Force His Policy on the Party—Evic
tions to be Resumed at Loughrea
With 300 Extra Police at Hand.
London, July s.—The Post this morning
renews its attack upon the government. It
objects to depriving private member* of
their rights. “The government.” sajs the
Post, "is partly to blame for the delay of
business for the month. The government
has confiscated private rights without util
izing the time thus obtained. A commis
sion of Judges to try Irish cases is not
needed. The Liberal Unionists must accept
In the House of Commons to-night Camp
liell Bannerman, who was formerly Chief
Secretary for Ireland, gave notice that he
would introduce on the second reading of
the Irish land bill a motion that no like
measure would be satisfactory which lacked
such revision of judicial rents as would
meet the results of a fall in prices.
IIARTINGTON ANSWERS GLADSTONE
The Marquis of Hartington to-day receiv
ed a deputation and in his address made an
elaborate reply' to Mr. Gladstone’s roeeijt
statement respecting the reported existence
of disputes on the Irish question in the
Liberal Cabinet in 1885. Lord Harting
ton says there wore serious dis
putes and that he frequently' wished
to resign from the Cabinet but yielded to
Mr. Gladstone’s strong remonstrances and
remained in the Ministry. The Marquis
challenged Mr. Gladstone to obtain the
Queen’s consent to have the Cabinet pro
ceedings of the period referred to published
so that the public could see for itself the
nature of the difference in the Cabinet and
who were on one side and who on the other.
MU. GLADSTONE’S SPEECH.
“Mr. Gladstone’s speech Saturday,” ad
ded Lord Hartington, “favored giving
Ireland an autonomy similar to that of New
South Wales, England thereby to abandon
all control in Ireland. I hope the country
will thoroughly realize what
this moans.” Lord Hartington said it
was gratifying that the unionists had been
able to show that there was a remnant of
the Liberal party who were unwilling to
surrender their right to private judgment
at the bidding of Mr. Gladstone. This rem
nant formed a vigorous and increasing body
of men who were determined not to bo led
aside by home* rulers or to abandon the
right and patriotic path.
Mr. Gladstone had imputed to him fail
ures of memory- and inaccurate statements
regarding the relations between himself and
liis colleagues on Irish policy. Until the
beginning of the year 1886 lie never had any
reason to believe that there was the slight
est difference of opinion among them over
the homo rule question. Tho difference
arose only when Mr. Gladstone sprung his
a >osal.s upon the Cabinet. He
road Mr. Gladstone’s state
ments with the greatest possible astonish
ment. He denied altogether that, Mr. Glad
stone had ever sent him a letter strongly re
monstrating against his course. If Mr.
Gladstone assented to the publication of the
correspondence it would lie seen that his
letter only contained an expression of
opinion that it was inexjiedient to make any
declaration on tho Irish policy during the
progress of the negotiations with Mr. Par
COUNTY CLARE’S ASSIZES.
Dublin, July h.—Judge O'Brien, in open
ing the Clare Assizes yesterday, said the
cases to come up for trial would represent
only a small proportion of the crimes
actually-committed. Clare, ho said, still
had the distinction of lining the worst part
of Ireland in respect to social disorders.
Tlu*ee hundred extra policemen have arrived
at Loughrea and are ready- to assist the
Sheriff when evictions are resumed.
At tho fortnightly meeting of the Execu
tive Committee of the National League to
day, Dr. Kenuy, Mr. Parnell’s physician,
made a speech denouncing the circulation
of baseless and brutal reports about Mr.
Tiie Evening Telegraph learns that in
honor of the jubilee Baronetcies will he con
ferred upon Drs. Banks and Head, and tho
Knighthood upon Alderman Moyens, ex-
Lord Mayor Cochran, chairman of the Ju
bilee Committee, and Mr. Fottrell, a mag
NO DYNAMITE FOUND.
Liverpool, July s.—The police to-day
made a search of the place where the alleged
sworn hand of dynamiters were reported to
have held their meeting*. Nothing of a
serious nature was found.
Lkipsic, July s.—lr. the trial yesterday of
Klein and the others for complicity in the
Rchimebele affair, Greliert, one of the pris
oners, denied that he had anything to do
with the affair. He accused Klein and Lauf
enberger, the latter a government witness,
of being a etna te lby a desire for revenge
aguinst him, and of seeking to compromise
him. He accounnts for flu* possession of
certain papers found on him, by saying that
he found them among a lot of old hooks and
priiers which he bought in a box at a second
The prosecution has closed its case. Tho
evidence is strong against, both Klein and
Greliert. According to the sworn state
ments of the War Office authorities, the
prisoners divulged to the French govern
ment information of a character which
greatly endangered the military position of
Germany. The i innsel on both sides will
begin their arguments to-morrow.
Paris, July 5.—M. Rouvier, Premier and
Minister of Finance, has prepared the
budget for presentation in the Chamber of
Deputies. 11 promises no fresh taxation nor
new loan, it abandons the sur tax on alco
hol and personal prop rty tax projected by
tlie preceding government and establishes
an equilibrium between the state's receipts
and expenditures solely by retrenching to
the extent of 120,000,000 francs. Or this
turn 00,000,000 francs is ou the ordinary
budget and 1 10,000,000 francs on tho extra
Gen. Lawton’s Official Reception.
Vienna, July s.—Tim date for tho official
bei■option of Gen. Lawton, tho new United
States Minister to Austria, has not been
fixed. YV iiln it remains uncertain, J.
Fenner Lee, charge de affairs, will conduct
tho business of tho American Legation
Trying to Silence Buffalo Bill.
London, July s.—Action has been insti
tuted again t the managers o f the American
exhibition to restrain Urn rille shooting done
by the Wild West combination during their
performances, the complainants ullcgiug
that the shooting is a inn- tno*.
Another Victory- for the Thlatle.
t Gi.akuow, ,luiv-f.—Tu the 'iWitcrn Yacht
7'lub regetta on the Clyde to-day, t he Thistle
yon easily, beating Urn Ires "and Lenorv.
f ho race wua sailed in u strong bicczc.
(The JHofninfl fifetogl
POLICE MAKE A MISTAKE.
A Woman of Good Character Arrested
as a Woman of the Town.
London, July s.—ln the House of Com
mons to-day an animated discussion took
place over the conduct of the police in ar
resting a young woman named Cass, who is
of pure repute, as an improper character.
The debate resulted in the defeat of the
government by a vote of 153 to 148. Tho
criticisms of the members wore directed less
against the police authorities than against
Mr. Mathews, home secretary, who was ac
cused of shielding the officials. A number
of Liberal Unionists voted with the majori
ty. It is expected that the defeat of tho
government will lead to the resignation of
After the division in the House of Com
mons to-night on tho motion relating to the
woman Cass, the Ministers met in a private
room, and it was afterward rumored that
Mr. Mathews would resign. Messrs. Reed,
James, Hoard, Johnson and Tyler (Con
servatives) supported the motion. Twenty
supporters of tho government
did not vote becauso they understood that
the question before the House was the de
fense of Magistrate Newton’s conduct, of
which they disapproved. If they had been
informed as to the actual issue they would
have voted against the motion, which is now
believed to nave been aimed simply at a
suspension of night business.
A DESERVED REBUKE.
London, July 6. 5 a. m. —The Daily
Telegraph, commenting on the result of
last night’s division in the House of Com
mons, say it was less of a defeat of the
government than a deserved rebuke to Mr.
Tho Post says: “Nothing could have been
more unfortunate than the way in which
Mr. Mathews dealt with the subject, and
the failure of the government to realize the
importance of the issue raised. The result
is a most damaging defeat, which the exer
cise of the modicum of common sense would
The Daily News says: “Magistrate New
ton is obviously the culprit, but Mr.
Mathews has himself to thank. His example
should lie a wholesome warning against
giving preference to oiio’s party rather
than to justice.”
The Standard says: “Tho government
have themselves to thank for their damaging
defeat. Mr. Matthews of course was pri
marily- responsible, but his colleagues, and
especially- Mr. Smith, must share the blame.
It was the duty of the government to see
that right prevailed, and for neglecting that
duty they have been brought to a sharp
The times says: “The government have
to thank Mr. Matthews’ deficiency- in tact
and knowledge of the world for their de
feat. Ills replies displayed his singular in
capacity to grasp the true nature of the
France’s Warlike Legislation.
Paris, July s.—The Chamber of Depu
ties to-day, by- a vote of 407 to 41, adopted
tlie clause of the military bill, providing for
three year’s service, then suspending dis
cussion on the bill, the Chamber voted, by
527 to 5, urgency for the proposal to raise to
seventy francs per hecto litre, the duty on
The Army Committee has approved a hill
for the experiment of mobilizing the corps,
reserving discussion of the details till they
have had an interview with Gen. Ferron,
Minister of War.
Gen. Ruhard, Chief Engineer of the Min
istry of War, is dead.
Bulgaria's Vacant Throne.
Tiernovia, July 5.—M. Raltiehiff read
to the Bulgarian Sobranji yesterday the re
port of the special committee sent after the
coup d' rtat to visit tlie different powers that
are parties to the treaty of Berlin, and as
certain by personal interview their wishes
respecting the occupancy of Bulgaria. The
Throne Steiloff, replying to the criticisms
of tho opposition, declared that the mission
lias saved Bulgaria from an intended occu
pation. Tho Sobranji agreed to proceed
Thursday next to the election of a prince
for the throne.
A Bomb in France.
Paris, July- 5.—A bomb, which had been
secretly placed outside of the promises of a
pnijierty-owner at Mont Martre, exploded
to day, doing considerable damage. All
the windows in the vicinity were smashed,
and a great hole was made in the wall sur
rounding the property. An Italian ten
ant was lately sentenced to four
months’ imprisonment for assaulting the
landlord, and suspicion rests upon the man’s
comrades. Three membersof the Anarchist
Anti-Landlord League have been arrested.
London, July s.—ln the House of Com
mons to-day George Howell, Liberal, an
noucod that he would call the attention of
the House to the use of the title of “Em
press" in documents not affecting India as
contrary to tlie promises of the ministers
when Parliament conferred the title upon
Turkey Signs the Convention.
London, July s.—ln the House of Lords
this afternoon Lord Salisbury announced
that the Anglo Turkish convention in refer
ence to Egypt had been ratified hy Turkey,
and that Sir Henry Drummond Wolff,
special Britisii Commissioner, had been in
structed to leave Constantinople.
A Banquet at Prague.
Prague, July s.—Two hundred Ameri
can citizens, on a visit to their nativo land,
celebrated the Fourth of July by a banquet
in this city. Consul Jonas proposed “The
Welfare of Amorica.” The company tele
graphed greetiiigs to,President Cleveland
and Emperor William.
PINKERTON MEN OUT.
The Coke Region Operators Decide to
Attempt u Resumption.
Pittsburg, July s.—About 150 Pinker
ton's men arrived hero from the East and
West this morning and took early trains for
the coke region. The coke operators have
determined to resume operations on Wednes
day, and the detectives will be distribute!
throughout the region to protect any of the
old employes who desire to go imek hi work
at the old wages. The presence of the
Pinkerton men may cause trouble, but the
operators do not untieqiute any serious out
break. They expect to have enough of the
old men Mt work before the end of the week
to put all of tho works in running order.
The detectives were heavily armed and
fully prepared for n long siege. Over 100
runic from Chi< ugo and about, forty from
Pniladclphia. The party is in charge of
Supt. Linden, of the latter city. It is said
that 200 more will arrive here within the
next forty-eight hours, and that .’>oo of
Pinkerton's men are expected in the region
Isjfore the close of the week.
Killed Over a Cigarette Picture.
Augusta, Ga., July s.—Milo Thomas, a
young white man, was killed by a 14-year
old colonsl boy this morning. A dispute
■ arose about a cigarette picture belonging to
. the tsjy. Thomas slapped the boy and was
I killed by a stub from a dirk in the hands
1 of the bov.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1887.
CLAIMS OF THE MORMONS.
GIST OF THE LAWS REPORTED TO
Bigamy and Polygamy Declared Mis
—demeanors In the New Constitution
Fine and Imprisonment Provided as
Punishment for the Offenses The
Theory of the Friends of the Move
Salt Lake City, July s.—Tho most im
portant step yet taken in tho Mormon Con
stitutional Convention was made this morn
ing when the appropriate committees re
ported the following sections:
Article 14, section 12. Bigamy and polyg
amy lieing considered incompatible with a
republican form of government, each of
them is hereby forbidden and declared a
misdemeanor. Any person who shall vio
late this section shall, on conviction thereof,
be punished by a fine of not more than
SI,OOO and by imprisonment for a term
of not less than six months or more than
three years, in the discretion of the court.
This section shall he construed as operative
without the aid of legislation. Offenses
prohibited by this section shall not be barred
by any statute of limitation within three
years after tho committing of the offense,
nor power of pardon extend there until such
pardon shall have been approved by tho
President of the United States.
congress given power.
The provisions to article 16 on amend
ments provided that section 12 of article 15
shall not be amended, revised, or in anyway
changed until any amendment, revision or
change as proposed there shall, in addition
to the requirements of the provisions of this
article, be reported to the Congress of the
United States, and shall be by Congress ap
proved and ratified and such approval and
ratification be proclaimed by the President
of the United States, and if not so ratified
and proclaimed said section shall remain
The theory of the friends of the move
ment is that all the government compre
hends and implies is concessions of some
popular rights and privileges; that this
question belongs to local instead of the na
tional government; that it is political, not
religious, and that, the government cannot
treat with or make an agreement with
religious bodies; that polygamy has already
been pronounced an offense against the law-,
and these provisions make no new offense
but recognizo something already established
ed. This matter has been the chief point of
private discussion among the delegation and
is the real gist of the whole political ques
The Books of tho Bank Probably $500,-
000 Out of the Way.
Washington, July s.—Comptroller
Trenholm to-day received n statement from
Examiner Snyder in regard to the affairs of
the Fidelity National Bunk on June 30, the
date of its suspension. He declined to make
it public to-day, as lie desired to have it
carefully considered before doing so. It
was subsequently stated that the books of
tho bank were kept so loosely that it was
likely the examination now being made
would show them to be nearly $500,000 out
of tho wny.
HARPER TALKS IN JAIL.
Cincinnati, July s.—The Times-Star
prints a talk this afternoon with E. L. Har
per, late of the Fidelity National Bank, and
now in jail awaiting a trial. He says that
he had no idea of any disaster to the bank,
and that he bought stock the day before
closing, and only two days before put
$86,000 on deposit. If the bank examiner
had not come there would have been no
trouble. He denies that he kept his actions
secret, and says that all the directors were
responsible. H<* also went I nick into past
history, and said that ail the time of the
Handy wheat deal a Cincinnati bank vault
was literally emptied. He then put in $200,-
000, and the deal was carried through suc
cessfully. Mr. Harper says that some of
the men engaged in that transaction ure
now foremost in condemning him.
DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.
An Open Switch Results in Serious
Galt, Ont., July s.—An Eastern express
train on tlie Canadian Pacific railroad ran
off the track near this place this evening
through a switch lieing left open. The en
gine, baggage car and smoker rolled down
an embankment thirty feet high and turned
upside down. Tho next coach, occupied
principally by ludies, is partly off the rails,
the front end being down the hank. No
one is thought to be fatally injured. The
engineer, driver and fireman are very badly
scalded, and half a dozen others received
less serious injuries. Prof. Trowbridge, of
Columbia College, New York, and Gen.
Trowbridge, of Detroit, Mich.. who wore
passengers on the train, were badly shaken
ANOTHER OPEN SWITCH.
New Orleans, July 5.—A south-bound
passenger train on the Illinois Central rail
road was thrown from the track tiy a mis
placed switch this morning near Brook
haven, Miss. The locomotive, tender and
baggage car remained upright, hut the rest
of the train was ditched and seven coaches
turned over, but fortunately no one was
CHATTANOOGA’S IRON MARKET.
A Decided Improvement and Prices
Chattanooga, July s.—There is decided
improvement evident in the Cliattanooga
iron market. In the past three or four days
pig iron lias advanced in price from 50c. to
75c. per ton from the prices prevailing a
mouth ago, and inquiries from the North
mid East are frequent and urgent. This
week sales have lieen made to New York
and Boston at advanced prices mid some
offers have been declined at these figures,
holders believing that prices will steadily
advance, especially ou foundry grades. Mill
irons are unclmng and. The sales this week
include No. 2 foundry at sl7 net cash at lihe
Catholic Knights of America.
St. Louis, July s.—The supreme officers
of the Catholic Knights of America, in ses
sion here to elect a supreme medical exam
iner, at their session last night elected Rt.
ltev. Francis J. Arisen, Bishop of Natchez,
spiritual adviser, and Frank Johnson, of
Jackson, Miss., legal advisor. Al ter taking
74 ballots for medical examiner tho session
adjourned subject to the call of the Presi
Sharp Sinking Rapidly.
New York, July 6.—Jacob Sharp’s
health has been gradually growing worse
since he Ims l u lodged in Ludlow street
jell G> await sentence lor bribery. To-day
Id* illness had increased so much that he
was unable to leave tu* bed and his b lends
have lieoomc alnrined. To morrow will be
his seventieth birthday. Hi i wile is in con
stant attendance at bis IxxUide.
The Defense Uses Obstructive Tactics
from the Beginning.
Jackson, Miss., July s.—The case of
Hamilton Eubanks and Albrecht for the
murder of Gambrell, which was set for yes
terday morning, was promptly called, hut
the counsel for the defense asked a post
ponement until 4 o’clock. On tho reassem
bling of the court tho prisoners appeared
at the bar. W. L, Nugent on tho part of
the defense, presented lor record a lengthy
ploa in abatement, charging undue
influence and interference by District At
torney Miller with tlie grand jury while
considering the case and also on the other
hand with neglect of duty in the examina
tion of a certain witness, that no indictment
would have been obtained but for his per
sistent obtrusion and appeals and prayed
that the proceedings be quashed in view of
A COUNTER DEMURRER.
A counter demurrer was filed by the Sl ate
setting forth insufficiency in law of tho plea
by the dofense.
The court sustained the demurrer.
The dofense filed a motion to quash the
indictment, reciting at length the reasons
therefor, which were mostly because of
irregularities in tho form of tho indictment
submitted to the court and the appointment
of said jury, and for causes yet to follow.
Tlie motion was overruled by the court.
A continuance of the case to the January
term was asked for by tho defense, owing to .
the position of tho public mind.
The State objected to a continuance, but
asked for a oliango of venue for the same
cause. The defense objected to a change of
venue if the case was not continued, and
that jsiint was debated at length. The court
took no action, giving the defense till to-day
to produce good and sufficient cause for tho
objections taken to the motion by the State
for a change of venue.
THE ARGUMENTS RESUMED.
In the Circuit Court this morning Judge
Wharton repeated his decision of yesterday,
refusing to grunt a continuation in the
Hamilton, Eubanks and Albrecht conspir
acy to murder cases, but said he would hem
lurther arguments. The entire morning
session of the court was oc
cupied in discusion of this point and
tho motion of the State to change the
venue. At the evening session tho court
rendered its decision, which was to over
rule the motion of the defense to postpone
the trial until the J anuary term ana sustain
the motion of the State to remove the causes
to another county. Tlie defense requested
the privilege of naming one of the counties
proposed by the State, and selected Rankin,
the next preference being Madison or Copiah
county. Tho seat of Ranlpn is Brandon, a
small town of alxiut 1,500 inhabi
tants, situated one mi'.o from the
Vicksburg and Meridian railroad,
and about 15 miles distant from Jackson.
It is in tlie district presided over by Judge
Mayers, and lias for its District Attorney
Hon. Green B. Huddleston, previously em
ployed ns one of the attorneys for the de
fense. Under this ruling the eases of Ham
ilton, et ah. come up again about the first
week in August, when the court meets at,
Brandon. The defense fought every inch of
the ground, and took numerous exceptions
to the ruling of the court.
ALMOST A RIOT.
Rival Street Car Lines Fight for Pos
session of a Street.
Lincoln, July 5.—A serious riot was
threatened here this afternoon lietween two
gangs of men employed in laying tracks for
ri val street car companies on Tenth street.
Both companies were fighting for possession
of the street, and as fast as the
rails were laid by one gang the
other would tear them up and
replace them by their own. The loaders
finally drew revolvers and guarded their
men with loud threats until the police
stepped in and put three of them un
der arrest. Among those arrested was
John Fitzgerald, President of tho Irish
National League of America and a stock
holder in one of the rival companies. He
was fined $lO and cost* for flourishing a
COLD BLOODED MURDER.
A Man Calls Another Out of a House
and Kills Him.
Birmingham, Ala., July s.—Yesterday
at Coalburg, a etial mining settlement ten
miles from this city, James Cliastine ami
Hugh Boyd, two of the operatives, lieing in
liquor, quarreled and Boyd slapped Chas
tine. Tlie lutter went homo and got a gun,
loaded it with buckshot and came back,
called Boyd out of a house into which he
had retreated, made him throw up his hands
and emptied the shot into his body, killing
him instantly. The settlement was much
incensed against Chast.lne, but he kept all
comers at hay for some hours. He then
gave himself up to a Deputy Hlieriff.
TO SEA IN A BALLOON.
Two Men Narrowly Eecapo Drowning
After an Aerial Flight.
Portland, Me., July s.—Prof. Charles
H. Grinely, accompanied by a newspaper re
porter, made a balloon ascension from Lin
coln Park yesterday. At a height of 3,000
feet the balloon struck n westerly current
and was carried swiftly out to sea. An at
tempt was made to land on one of the
islands In the harbor, but without avail, and
tlie balloon descended three miles from
shore in Casco bay. The ineu were dragged
through the water ut a rapid rats* for two
miles, when they were rescued in an, ex
hausted condition by tho crow of tlie yacht
A Sister of Mercy’s Color Line.
New York, July s.—Justice Gorman, in
the Jefferson Market Police Court to-day,
consigned Vintrolia Van Rauslear. aIA year
old colored girl, to the House of Mercy, but
the Mister of Mercv in charge refused to re
ceive tier lieeatise she was colored. Hhe sent
a note to the Justice, in which she asserted
that the girl was not a proper candid nj#: for
admission, though she did not stab- her
reason for so deciding. The matter will he
Dr. McGlynn’s Excommunication.
New York, July s.—Archbishop Corri
gan said he had received no noti<x of the
forwarding of orders for the formal excom
munication of Rev. Dr. McGlynn, late pas
tor of Ht. Stephen's church. Ho would say
nothing further, hut one of those in attend
ance upon him said that if such orders lmd
le*on sent from Rome they would arrive in
due course of time and then recoivo tho at
Washington, July s.—lt is douhtfulnow
whether tlie President eoe* out to Rt. Louis
at all this year. He will certainly not make
an extended Western tour. His duties here
will not permit.
Lynchburg’* Tobacco Sale*.
Lynchburg, Va., July A.—The President
of the Tobacco Association reports that tho
sales of tobacco during the month of June
amounted to 4,200.000 pound*.
RED FIRE ON MOUNT HOOD
OREGONIANS CELEBRATE THE
FOURTH IN A NOVEL WAY.
Two of the Party Spend tho Night on
the Summit, and are the First Human
Beings to Have Done So Tho Illumi
nation Soon for Seventy-Five Miles.
Portland, Ore. , July s.—For the Fourth
of July celebration yesterday Portland uti
dertook and successfully carried out an un
precedented feat in the wny of fireworks. It
was not less than tho illumination of the
summit of Mount Hood, the tallest snow
covered peak in Oregon, 12,720 feet high.
This was done at exaetiy 11:80 o’clock last
night, and the light was plainly seen in this
city, a distance of fifty-one miles in a straight
lino. Tho illuminating agent was 100
pounds of ordinary rod fire. The task was
accomplished hy William G. Steel, a local
explorer of some note, assisted hy Nelson
IV. Durham, of the staff of the Oregonian,
and five others. Tlie party left hero Friday
morning last and camped Saturday night at
the snow line.
hard climbing. *
From there to the summit the journey was
made on foot over soft snow in soino places
and hard in others, where steps had to bo
cut with hatchet*, and two dangerous orev
asses crossed. Besides the five members of
the part y had to carry twenty pounds of red
tire each in addition to their blankets. Tlie
arrangements when they left hero was for
two of tho party to remain on the summit
oil night in order to touch off the fire. This,
of course, they must have done, and it is
the first time that a human being has spent
tho night on the summit of tho mountain.
The illumination was also soon in Eastern
(Irogon, at a distance of soventy-fivo miles.
Tho party began tho descent of tho moun
tain this morning.
MR. DAVIS ON THE FOURTH.
The Continental Guards Addressed by
New Orleans, La., July s.—Tho Con
tinental Guards, ot tins city, went on a pic
nic to Beauvoir, Miss., yesterday, and in a
body called on Jefferson Davis. Capt.
Drownes made an address. After referring
to “the day we celebrate,” lit* said: “I men
tion tlie fact that our membership is com
posed of wearers of the gray and of tlie blue
to convoy tho idea that all past bitterness is
buried again. Thanking you on behalf of
our members and the ladies accompanying
us, I would add that it ih our intention to
picnic in your neighborhood, mid that we
would be pleased to have yourself ami fam
ily join us."
MR. DAVIS’ REPLY.
Mr. Davis replied in words to the follow
ing effect: “The day is one which is full of
memories very dear tous. Your uniform
carries tho mind ImeK to the time when our
fathers fought for the great principles sot
forth in the Declaration of Independence,
tho equality of man and the right of tlie
people to govern themselves. In other
words for the principle that all the powers
of tho government depend on consent of the
governed. These principles our fathers
maintained. Yours is a uniform that car
ries us back to the times when our people
made sacrifices of blood and treasure for the
cause that was dear to them. My father
bore arms in that war and my wife's grand
father was also a soli her of the revolution.
Your uniform is therefore dear to tho hearts
of both of us.
THE FOUR YEARS WAR.
“We may not dwell on the subject yet we
cannot avoid reminding ourselves that you,
the men of this generation, through four
years of strife and sacrifice of blood and
treasure sought to maintain the great prin
riples of the declaration of innepenoence
and the constitution of the United States.
As your captain has justly said, these things
belong to the past. Ido not seek to revive
them tieyond pointing ORt that you fought
for the right and let your children remetn
l**r that their fathers wero neither rebels
nor traitors." In conclusion, Mr. Davis
thanked the Continentals for their visit and
remarked that Mrs. Davis, although herself
unwell, had risen from her couch to receive
them and show her appreciation of tho
honor. The Continentals and their guest*,
after spending a pleasant day ut Beauvoir,
returned to this city.
Celebrated at Glasgow.
Glasgow, July s.—The Americans in
this city celebrated tho Fourth of July by a
meeting and luncheon in the Cobden Hotel.
Dr. Fisk presided. He said all Americans
were in sympathy with Mr. Gladstone and
his Irish policy. Mr. Rickman also made
All the 3 Per Cent Loan Called In—
The Month’s Record.
Washington, July A.- The 149th call for
$19,716,000 8 per cent binds matured on
July 1. Sim* then $15,612,600 of bonds
have been redeemed by tho Treasury Depart
ment, leaving $4,201,900 of that call out
standing. Of the bowls redeemed $11,000,-
000 had boi ii deposited with tho United
[States Treasurer ty secure national bunk
circulation. Of the 3 percent loan, amount
ing to $802,259,000, all of which ha* been
called, the amount redeemed to date is $294,-
019,960, so that there is still outstanding
The payment* by the Treasury on account
of pensions since July 1 amount to nearly
The expenditure* so far this month exceed
the receipts by over $9,000,000, and there is
every indication that this excess will Is*
maintained, if not inornaw'd, throughout the
month. It is maintained at the Treasury
Department that the large expenditure* to
lie made between now and Rept. 1 will re
duce the Treasury surplus to about $36,000,-
000 hy the last named date.
Dry Good* Merchant* Assign
New York, July s.—John M. and Fran
cis H. Rlade, comprising the firm of John
Rludo & Cos., dry goods merchants at No. 57
Leonard Street, mad< an assignment this
evening to Walter 8. Warren, giving prefer
ences to the amount of $202,110.
A CRAKH AT BALTIMORE.
Baltimore, July A.—The Baltimore Plow
Comjianv to- ia.y made an assignment to
Fielder ('. Rliiigluff for the benefit of its
creditor*. The bond of the trustee is SBO,-
Frederick!W. Whitman, a dealer in ag
ricultural implements, made an assignment
to K. C. Hliugluff for the benefit of his cred
itor*. The Isnid is $40,000. Ezra B.
Whitman, a dealer in agricultural imple
ment*, assigned to the same trustee. The
Isind i* $40,000.
Louisiana’* Jockey Club.
New Orleans, July 5.—A meeting of th*
board of director* of the new Louisiana
Jockey Club was held to-day. John A.
Morris was elected President in place of
Duncan F. Kenner, deceased, and Col. A.
P. Mason was elected Secretory. Tlie board
has decided to hold a fall meeting, and hood
thereafter to inaugurate the regular winter
One Hundred Structures and Several
Oil "ranks Destroyed.
Pittsburg, July 5.—A special from Erie,
Fa., says the town of Clarendon in the up*
jxr oil country, on the Philadelphia and
Erie railroad, was almost wiped out by a
conflagration Inst night. Over 100 business
houses and dwellings, including Weaver’s
Hotel, Logan’s Hotel and the post office
were consumed before 1 o’clock this morn
ing and the flames were still spreading. Tho
town had no fire department and the peo
tile were compelled to fight the llamas with
buckets of wuter. The conflagration start
ed at. 11:30 o’clock last night in Weaver’s
Hotel in the middle of the town and in an
old mill on the outskirts. It originated
from careless use of fireworks and reached
the oil tanks, and the destruction of tho
town was speedily wrought
CAUGHT IN BLAZING OIL.
John Stewart was caught in the bursting
of a tank and was cremated.
It is loured that many have shared a simi
lar fat 1 .
All the business part of the town was de
At 1 o’clock this morning Henry’s Hotel
and the Philadelphia and Erie railroad
depot were burning. Tho buildings being
of pine and hemlock, burned like tinder.
The greatest excitement prevailed. Tho
valley was full of fire and seething oil, and
the people becoming panic stricken, fled to
the hillsides for safety.
TWENTY ACHES BURNED OVER.
The area burned over is about twenty
acres. The value of the buildings destroyed
is $350,000, roughly estimated, while the in
surance is small. It is estimated that 1,100
jieonle are homeless to-night. It is now
welt establish**! that the fire was of in
cendiary origin. A public rumor at
Clarendon says that two woeks ago
when liquor licenses were refused to all ap
plicants in Warren county Mahoney, pro
prietor of tho Weaver hotel, threatened to
fire the town if the decision of the court
was not reversed in two weeks. This morn
ing after t he (ire had burned out the citizens
looked tilmut for Mahoney for one of tho
(ires started in his room in the hotel but he
was not to bo found.
FOUND IN THE WOODS.
A warrant charging him with arson was
sworn out and searching partite scoured the
surroimdine country to apprehend him. He
was found hiding in the woods six miles
from Clarendon, and 1 vocalise lynching was
was feared lie was taken to Warren county
jail. A charred skeleton was found in one of
the rooms of the hotel, and it is supp< ised to lie
that of a hack driver named Bulfivan, who
is missing. He was seen about the hotel
early this evening drunk.
OHIO’S LABOR PARTY.
A State Ticket Nominated add Platform
Columbus, 0., July 5. —The State con
vention of the Union Labor party this
morning nominated the following ticket by
acclamation, except the Member of the
Board of Public Works:
For Governor—John Seitz, of TifHn.
For Lieutenant Governor —J. F. McDon
ald, of Springfield,
For Supreme Judge—Long term, Tim
O’Connor, of Cincinnati: short term, Gran
ville Tuttle, of Painesvllle,
Auditor of the State—o. J. Sutton, of
Secretary of the State—E. N. Hartock, of
Attorney General —William N. Baker, of
Member of the Board of Public Works—
Carl A. Boeder, of Cleveland.
A platform was adopted which declared,
among other things, that natural agencies
of production anil distribution are seized by
syndicates of speculators and gamblers, to
whom every productive industry In the land
is compelled to pay tribute. Laws are en
acted in the special interest of combinations
of aggregated wealth to tho detriment of
both producers and consumers, It demanded
that the laws against the employment of
bribery, force or intimidation to secure
nominations or elections to public office lie
rigidly enforced, and that free drinks or
lunch at will sms shall be declared bribery by
the statute; that all banks shall lie required
to give security to the State for the average
amount of their deposits; that [ieoulation
in the necessaries of life, “cornering” the
market and dealing on “margins” and
futures, are ruinous to legitimate
business, highly demoralizing and
“We denounce the court* of Ohio for fail
ing to enforce the laws, doclaring such acts
criminal offenses; that all discriminations
by employers against lawful associations of
employes to secure their rights, violates the
constitutional rights of a citizen, and shall
be declared a felony.”
The convention concluded its business and
adjourned at noon.
R. E. LEE CAMP’S QUESTS.
Tho Votorans Shown Over tho City
and Banqueted at N lght
Richmond, Va., July s.—The veterans
of Gen. Lauder Post, Grand Army of the
Republic, of Lynn, Mass., spent the day in
sight-seeing and visiting places of interest
ulsiut the city. They rode in carriages
under escort of the Confederate veterans of
R. K Lee Camp. They visited the Confed
erate Soldiers’ Home, where they met with
a cordial reception, and a immlier of
speeches of a fraternal character were mode.
To night the visitors were Ixinquetod nt
Hanger Hall. The ladies who came with
the veterans are also being handsomely
entertained to-night. Tho Lynn party will
leave here for home to-morrow morning.
OAK RIDOEB RIOT.
Twelve Negroes and One White Man
Dead ae a Result.
New Orleans, July 5. —Further portte
ulnrs of the recent Oak Ridge riot go to
show that subsequently four negroes who
escajied from the cabin were captured and
hung. Monday two more wore caught and
imprisoned, one of whom was afterward
openly hung. The total number killed was
thirteen, twelve negroes and one white
man. Several other negroes Implicated in
the riot escaped but at last accounts the
whites were in hot pursuit with the inten
tion of bunging them if caught.
New Money Order Offices.
Washington, July 5. — Three hundred
and fifty live new money order offices were
established to-day by tho Postmaster Gen
eral. The following are in the Houth:
Florida—Altoona, Branford, Ultra, Dune
din; Green Cove Springs, Oakland and
Georgia—Alpharetta. Morgan, Porter
Springs, Sumner and Tallulah.
Mississippi- Ellisville Depot, Goodman,
Martin and Sntartia.
North Carolina—Forest City, Fremont,
Hanford and Hylva.
Tennessee— Camden, Greenbrier, Mount
Eagle and Seviersville.
Virginia—Columbia, Hollins, Lovingston
One hundred and ninety additional postal
note offices were also established
l PUK E gin A YEAR. *
i S CENTS A COPY, f
VICTIMS OF THE FOURTH.
FATALITIES AND MISHAPS ALL
OVER THE COUNTRY.
An Improvised Cannon Made Out at
Gas Pipe Kills a Knight of Labor
While on Parade—Old Sol Cutting Off
Two Hundred Lives a Day in New
Washington, July s.— Telegrams bring
a remarkable list of casualties yesterday and
to-day, resulting from the celebration of
the Fourth of July.
At Columbus, 0., three boyß rigged up a
cannon made of gas pipe, loaded it with ten
drams of powder and fired it off. The
weapon tore from its fastenings and struck
Elisha Meacbum, a delegate in the Knights
of Labor parade, tearing through his mouth
and producing almost instant death.
At Chicago among the minor casualties it
is noted that three small boys and four
young men received fatal injuries from the
explosion of small cannons and the acci
dental firing of revolvers.
TIIR VICIOUS TOir PISTOL.
Besides those there is an endless list of
casualties uot immediately fatal. A great
many small boys are suffering from wounds
inflicted by the famous “toy’’ pistol. These,
physicians say, are liable sooner or later to
Ii rove fatal. The firemen hod on extremely
msy time, there being forty alarms of lire
from 0 o’clock in the morning to midnight.
No great damage was done by any of tha
At Watertown, N. Y., a portion of tha
Fourth of July fireworks display, which
had been placed in position for firing, acci
dentally became ignited by sparks from a
rocket, and a big explosion followed. Four
men on the stand at the time wero injured,
either by falling from the stand or being hit
by explosives. All will probably recover.
A HOOF FALLS IN.
At Susquehanna, Pa., the St. John’s
Catholic church hold a picnic yesterday at
Beetle's Park. An immense crowd assembled
in the afternoon to witness a game of ball
between the Crickets and Hancocks. Before
the game commenced a large number of
boys crawled to the roof of the dining
hall, when it suddenly collapsed bury
ing those on the roof and those in
side in the debris. The ruins were promptly
removed, bringing forth a large number of
liersons seriously injured. Nobody was
;illed hut nine [lersons received serious in
juries from which several deaths are likely
Two murders occurred at Suubury, Pa.,
and a young Indy was killed at a railroad
station at Milton, Pa., whither she fiad gone
to meet some returning excursionists.
A BURSTING CANNON.
At Wheeler, Mich., a cannon burst killing.
Mr. Mills and seriously injuring several
others, and at Ithaca, near Wheeler, fire
works exploded prematurely fatally injur
ing Col. Hnydockcr and burning several
At Chester, ra., Miss Helen Van Riper, of
Upland, who was so shockingly injured by
the pyrotechnic explosion last night,died to
day after most intense suffering.
At a picnic near Louisville, liy., yester
day a party of picnickers took refuge from
a sudden thunder shower under a huge syca
more tree. Tho tree was struck by light
ning, and two I toys aged about 17 years
each, were instantly killed. Several other
persons under and in tho vicinity of tho
tree wore knocked down and for a time par
alyzed. None, however, were seriously in
SHOT BY A SALOONKEEPER.
At New York an 11-year-old boy did not
heed a demand to stop burning crackers in
front of John Flynn s liquor saloon, and
Flynn shot at him three times. One of the
shots broke the boy’s right leg in such a
manner that he is not, expected to survive.
The mortality in New York from hot
weather begins to excite alarm. Yesterday
200 |iersons died, and to-day the deaths have
been 2<>s In number.
In Chicago John Feist,bonner stabbed
John Orokner Sunday night. Orokner died
from the wound this morning, and Feist
-1 sinner, realizing that his discovery wae
only a question of a few hours, committed
suicide by shooting himself on the street
this morning. Tho motive of the murder is
still a mystery.
THAIN HANDS ATTACKED.
(ieorge VVortenbnker, a brakoinan on tha
Washington, Alexandria and Fredericks
burg railroad was killed at Bt. Asaphe sta
tion, about a mile from Alexandria, this
afternoon during a fight between trainmen
and five drunken roughs, whom they were
attempting to eject from the cars. The men
are employes at a brick yard at
Waterloo station, Vn., and were al
lowed on board on their promise
to kivp quiet. They soon became noisy and
refusal to leave the train, which was stop
ped at St. Asaphs and after a hot fight tne
men wero put off. They then commenced
throwing stones, one of which hit Worten
buker in the stomach, killing him almost
instantly. James L. Davis, the engineer,
was seriously cut about the head and one or
two others were slightly hurt. All of tht
men have tieeu arrexteu. •
At Hazleton, Pa., two miners from Der
ringer who had come to Hazleton to wit
ness tlie celebration, went home pretty
drunk. After reaching home they began
shooting with a revolver for the purpose of
making more noise. While thus celebrating
one shot his companion, killing him in
stantly. Thero was no reason for the shoot
ing otner than a sudden freak of the drunken
BULLETS AMONG THE BLANKS.
Cleveland, 0., July s.—During a sham
battle at Delta, Fulton county, yesterday
morning Postmaster W. R. Huntington was
fatally shot. How bullets got in among
the blank cartridges nobody can explain.
LAKE WEIR TOPICS.
A Mull Carrier’s Horse Runs Away—
The Youngest Editor.
Lake Weir, Fi.a., July S.—The island
orange groves arc putting on a fine bloom.
Two large rattlienakes were killed at
Ocklawnha on Friday.
Saturday we had a genuine runaway.
Dick Christian was the hero of the invasion.
He was thrown from the mail wagon and
hud his trousers literally stripped from him.
He took refugo in the Independent office,
and damages being remind, he went on
with tho mail, reaching Oekiawaha on time.
W. D. Turnley, one of the former proprie
tors of tho Floeidn Independent, has sold
his interest to T. D. Htovail. M. Stovall i*
said to tie the smallest and youngest man ia
the State who holds the position of business
manager of a news|>a|>er.
Key West’s Refuge Station.
Washington, July s.—Sanitary Inspec
tor E. Hobersmith, of the marine hospital
service, has arrived at Egtnont Key, Fla.
Disinfectant* have lieen orderid from New
Orleans to be sent to Bgmont Key. Past
Assistant Surgeon Uuiteras lias arrived at
Key Went and assumed charge. Past Assist
ant Surgeon Ulennan left Key Weston July
2 for Egtnont Kev to join the United State)
revi nuo steamer Crawford.
THREE NEW CASES AND THREE DEATHS.
Key West, July B.—There have been
three ties i-asee of lever since yesterday and