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] j. II ESI'ILL, Kdilor nnd Proprietor. (
A BIG DEAL IN VOUCHERS.
ONE OF THE DEPARTMENT CLERKS
Fraudulent Claims for Reimbursement
for Horses Killed in the War Passed
and the Money Obtained and
Pocketed—A Change in the Clerkship
Leads to the Exposure.
Washington, July B.—Something of a
legation was created in the Treasury De
partment this afternoon by the discovery
that a trusted official in the department had
been guilty of a systematic attempt to do
fraud the government. The officer was ar
rested at AVilkesbare, Pa., yesterday after
noon as he was about to take a train for
Washington and his dismissal from
the service was ordered by Seere
tarv Fairchild this afternoon. His
name is Oscar J. Harvey and he has been
employed in the department since June,
18S ). when ho was appointed chief of the
horse claims division of the Third Auditor’s
office. It was while he held this position
that he perpetrated the frauds with which
be is now charged.
On June 2 last he was transferred to the
head of division in the Second Comptroller’s
office, a division which has charge of claims
of the same nature as those in the division
which he had just left. Austin H. Brown,
of Indianapolis, succeeded Harvey as chief
of the horse claims division, and soon after
Is- took charge of the otlice lie discovered
the frauds of which his predecessor had
been guilty. These consisted of the passage
of forty six fraudulent claims for horses
aggregating $0,20,0, and the preparation of
2JV> additional cases of a similar nature,
which were under consideration in the office,
goon after Mr. Brown took charge he dis
covered something wrong and reported the
matter to the Secretary.
He said his suspicions were first aroused
by a peculiarity in the autographic signa
ture to a number of claims for horses lost
or abandoned during the war by officers of
Pennsylvania and New Jersey regiments.
On June 2U he discovered a palpable forgery
in one of these cases, all of which appeared
to have been prosecuted by W. W.
Wynn, first of Philadelphia and then
of Washington. In the case refer
red to the claim was made by
H. Stafford Campbell, late Lieutenant Colo
nel of the Eighty-third Pennsylvania In
fantry for three horses, valued at S2OO each,
lost at different times. The affidavit of the
applicant was sworn to and subscribed
April 20, 1887, before J. C. Monfort, Notary
Public of Philadelphia, whose jurat and
seal were attached. The sustaining witness
also made an affidavit before the same no
tary April GO, 1887.
MIXED ON THE NAME.
In the body of this affidavit William H.
Lamont is referred to as Major of the
Eighty-third regiment of Pennsylvania in
ljiitry, but the signature of the affidavit is
William H. Lam tier t. The Adjutant Gen
eral of the Army certified that William 11.
Lamont was the right name of the Major.
The claim was held up and a letter was sent
to W. W. Wynn, the attorney in the case,
requesting him to call at the office. He did
not call, and on June 28 the third auditor
received a letter signed Lucretia A. Wynn,
saving that her husband, IV. W. Wynn,
was th“n absent in the West and would be
away two or three months, but that she
would send him any information necessary
to his business.
In the meantime the paper in the Camp
bell case certifying the genuineness of the
signature, had been abstracted from the
office, and it was then found that the signa
tures in that case, and in twelve others in
volving the names of thirty-eight officers,
were forgeries. Subsequently it was found
that the Second Auditor’s name had been
forged in certificates received from that
office, and also that none of the Pennsyl
vania and New Jersey cases in which Wynn
was attorney, were entered upon the records
of that office. The claims which had been
allowed wore then overhauled, and in al
most every instance it was found that the
Second Auditor’s certificates a-s to the signa
tures had lieen abstracted, together with
HARVEY STILT, ON DUTY.
This investigation lasted over a week, and
wring that time Oscar J. Harvey was on
duty at his desk in the Second Compt roller’s
office, and there was every evidence that he
was concerned in the preparation of all the
suspicious documents. The stamp of the
mail morn in the Third Auditor’s office and
the stamp of the Horse claims division had
jd torgid and the dates arranged so as to
bring them within the limitation fixed for
Go tiling of those claims. The stamp of the
vuiirtiMmaster General’s office was also
larged. In this way forty-three fraudulent
claims, aggregating' $11,200, were paid.
PLAYING A DOUBLE ROLE.
I h alts were regularly issued, and an ex
amination of such ns have been returned as
Paul hows that Harvey and Wynn are one|
uno the same person, and that although the
urn its were drawn in favor of the claimants
no money, with one or two exceptions,
went directly to Harvey or to some of his
relatives. He had secured their payment by
t'Hgioj. the signature of the payee and then
indorsing the draft with his own name,
-cmtort, the Philadelphia notary, liko
,: ’ attorney, was found to 1 ie a myth,
-lust of the notaries and persons named in
mo claims am unknown to the department.
‘•81 FRAUDULENT CASES.
In additi on to forty-three oases passed,
loro have been fifty eases adjusted, nggre
gatmgrkl.OOO, and there are still penning
u unadjusted cases amounting to SIB,BOO,
wii 11 ,ot| d of 21)1 fraudulent cases
i ‘ 1 night have been eventually paid but
„l 10 discovery. Harvey left Washington
air" i July * on a short vacation, and, as
, ' , ' s buted, was arrested as lie was about
cfijV, n, r wa - s brought to ths city by
I ' ’of the secret service, who have kept
... 11 bu l'T surveillance since he was first
n. Ki. >. 110 "■‘‘koi 1° soo the Secretary
II , 11 rnirohikl consented to see him.
V,' r Attorney Worthington was sent for
me,, sow (lie secretary in his pres
ll”, "an very much’ depressed in
h un, l s*“enicd to be penitent.
CONFESSES His GUILT.
A,I ' 1. 11111 he broke down completely and
min. i U 11 confession of his guilt. Ho nd
t. i <lt only that the papers on w hich
tin. j7 lUs “ere based were fraudulent and
01 tr„sn at,lr,, ' i forged, but that the stamps
Aiidit,^ yniirtermaatcr General and Heeond
t. „ i " * °"ieo were counterfeit and hud
lt - r it,.'l'o"7 l i7* nn<l USo ‘* >'y bl" - He further
11,,., n®* . I'ud no accomplices in any of
Ct and that the whole scheme
concocted by himself.
j, hih excuhk.
. lK, '' n driven to it, he said, by
4 ur, : brought upon him hv
via,, , l *h whom he hud been in partner
rviint,,.;'. ey cr since he received his hip
on 1,, '[l n* the Treasury, hud gnadod him
Tti, K ' . the moat of his omtort unities.
'Tirnin.i il ,? ■aid, pretended to have n
liHv. Kn,, l ", on him, hut he did not really
It was this, he suul, that hail
CJjJl t m ftoi
led him into the trouble, and brought him
face to face with the penitentiary. “My
partner,” concluded the prisoner, “told mo
I had a good office, and that I could raise
the money he wank'd, I did ft, and now
see what has come of it.”
Harvey w as taken before tho Police Court
this afternoon. 110 waived examination
and was committed to jail for the action of
the grand jury, bail being fixed at 810,000.
He is described as a man of unusual intel
lectual attainments and as having secured
the unlimited confidence of his superior offi
ST. LOUIS AND THE PRESIDENT.
The Mass Meeting of Citizens Extends
St. Louis, July B.—The mass meeting of
citizens, called yesterday to meet at the
Merchants Exchange to-day to take public
action in regard to inviting President Cleve
land to visit St. Louis in the autumn, as
sembled at 1 o’clock to-day and was called
to order by Frank Gaiennie, President of
The meeting wasquite large. After three
or four speeches by prominent citizens the
follow ing was adopted:
“The people of St. Louis as-embled at a
public meeting called for the purpose, and
held at tiie Merchants’ Exchango on July 8,
1887, respectfully and earnestly extend to
tho President of the United States and to
Mrs. Cleveland an invitation to visit this
city and become its guests for tho week
commencing Oct. 2, 1887 In doing so they
beg leave to urge on the President their do
sire to give him a welcome that will demon
strate the respect and love they have for
him as a public officer and as a man.”
The Mayor of St. Louis and a committee
to be selected by him are appointed to pro
ceed to Washington and deliver this invita
tion to the President.
PUT IN A BETTER LIGHT.
Utica, N. Y., .July B.—Tho officers of
three of the Grand Army posts in Utica say
that they are misrepresented by the rejiort
that their posts have decided not to go to the
Clinton Centennial if President Cleveland
attends. Two posts have not acted on the
invitation, and the third has decided not to
attend for want of members who could con
THE TRIP TO CLINTON.
Utica, N. Y., July 8. —Word has been re
ceived here from the President that in
deference to the wishes of a large number of
citizens of Utica he and Mrs. (Teveland will
step in this city Wednesday evening, July
13, after his return from the Clinton centen
nial celebration and will give a reception
to the citizens at the Butterfield House from
9to 11 o'clock at night. The President will
dine with ex .Senator Francis Kernan. He
wiil leave Washington for New York on
Monday. After his stay in Utica he will go
with Mrs. Cleveland to Forestport to visit
his brother, Rev. William N. Cleveland.
Tuesday he will bo at Holland Patent with
his sister, Rose Elizabeth Cleveland. He
will spend some days at Forestport.
The Convention Adopts it With its
Salt Lake City, Utah. July B.—The
constitution of the proposed State of Utah
w’as completed and adopted yesterday by
the Mormon convention. Provisions for
entire separation of church and State, for
non-sectarian education, forbidding the em
ployment or rejection of school-teachers on
aecount of their faith or non-belief in any
doctrine or sect, forbidding bigamy and
polygamy and providing jiehaltics
therefor, not to lie changed or amended
without the consent of Congress
and the President, and apportioning
representation, as recently provided for tlie
Territory, so as to favor the minority, and
other important sections were adopted
in their entirety. The Utah commission
will permit the votes for the ratification or
rejection of the constitution to be counted
by the election judges. The vote is to Ik?
taken at the general election on Aug. 1.
The convention adjourned subject to the
call of the president. There is much dis
cussion on the polygamy provisions. The
members of the convention express their
sincere desire to settle the question, but it
is understood that the prohibitory law will
be enforced bonafide by the State if admit
ted to the Union. Everything was fully
debated by the convention. Only registered
votere who have taken the test oath will be
allowed ki vote on the question. The mat
ter excites intense interest.
The work of the convention is tho subject
of general comment. The Mormons meet
the objection that they will not enforce the
anti-polygamy provision by legislation by
claiming that the section providing penal
ties is operative without legislation. They
state further that they will amend
tne constitution when Utah is admitted,
which they cannot do now, as no
amendment on that question is barred
without the consent of Congress and the
President. Prominent Mormons say that
if Utah is admitted the anti-polygamy sec
tions will be faithfully enforced. The vote
of ratification will be taken Aug. 1.
A NEW BEACON.
The Light and Fog 801 l at Croatane to
Washington. July B.—The Lighthouse
Board gives notice that on or about July 15,
1887, the light and fog bell at Croatane light
station, N. C., will lx: transferred to the
structure now being erected on an eight-foot
shoal, about one and an eighth miles south
easterly from the old structure. The struc
ture consists of an iron-screw pile founda
tion, painted brown, surmounted by a
square frame dwelling, painted white with
n brown roof, green shutters, and black
lantern. The local plane is forty feet nlxivo
mean sea level. The light should be seen in
clear weather from the deck of a vessel
fifteen feet above the sea—eleven and a half
St. Louis to Have Sunday Drinks.
St. Louis, July B. Judge Noonan, of the
Court of Criminal Correction, to-day dis
charged Jes. Schnaider and others, arrested
for violating the Sunday law, on tli ■ ground
that the old law is inoperative. This leaves
tho saloon question in St. Louis ns it was
before the repeal ef the law of 18.)7, and on
Sunday saloons are to run with open doors
as lick ire. For three Sundays hut few
saloons have boon open, and it was gener
ally hoped that this would continue.
Excused From the Jury.
Chicago, July B.— At the opening of the
Ixxwlle trial this morning Judge Jameson
gave his decision in the matter of jurors
Tate, Ostrander and Parke, who it was
charged, were friends of ox-warden Var
ncll, and were so prejudiced in his favor
that they could not render a lair and impar
tial verdict. The court decided that the
evidence given yesterday by the State was
sufficient to warrant him in excusing these
Dies from Hie Wound.
Indianapolis, July B.—Dr. K. N. North,
of Peru, w ho was shot W.dnesdav mormug
by Jamee Christianson, died this morning at
4 o’clock Christianson was taken from
fail Wednesday night by a mob and hanged
from the bridge over tho Wubanh river.
SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY, JURY 1887.
ERIN'S DESPERATE FIGHT.
AN ALARMING INCREASE IN THE
NUMBER OF EVICTIONS.
A Remittance of £5,000 From Eugene
Kelly Acknowledged, But More
Money Needed—The Earl of Aber
deen Banqueted at St. Paul—Lord
Hartington Dofends the Opinions of
London, July B. —The Marquis of Hart
ington presided to-day over the meeting of
Liberal Unionists which asssembled at Dev
onshire house, his London house, in response
to his call, to adopt measures for concerted
action on the Irish land bill. The meeting
decided to support second reading of the
bill, and to reserve liberty of action respect
ing the measure in its committee stage.
A committee, which includes Hartington
Chamberlain and ex-Attorney General
Janies, was appointed to consider and re
port advisable amendments to the bill.
Lord Hartington in tiie House of Com
mons this afternoon, continuing the debate
on the Irish crimes bill, said he recognized
that every portion of the majority support
ing the measure must hear its full onus of
responsibility for what has been done.
HIS PARTY’S DESIRES.
The party which he himself was connect
ed with desired that there should not lie the
slightest doubt of their full acceptance of
tiie government’s policy toward Ireland.
Mr. Gladstone had said that the opinion of
tiie whole civilized world condemned the
action of England, the exponents of that
opinion being the literature of the world.
But the same authority also told them that
the opinion of the educated classes on the
question was only distinguished by
self-sufficiency and shallowness [Cheers.]
Bo long as the Liberal-Unionists were sup
ported by tiie thinking and cultured classes
of England they would continue with con
fidence in their course. “For,” added he,
“surely the masses cannot have a bettor
knowledge than the educated classes of the
relations between England and Ireland.”
THE BILL NOT PERMANENT.
The bill was only permanent in the sense
that tiie government refused to publish the
date upon which the bill should cease to
operate, and the government did tills be
cause experience had shown that half of the
inefficiency of preceding similar measures
was due to the fact that they operated for
too short a period. Referring to Mr. Glad
stone’s hills, he said the Conservatives had
defeated both of them.
“Hear, hear,” shouted Mr. Gladstone
amid laughter and cheers and Mr. Goschen
exclaimed, splendid admission, Oh,
Continuing Mr. Goschen denied that the
literature of the civilized world condemned
the government's policy. The Americans
in their struggle for the maintenance of the
union were not influenced by the opinion of
English statesmen and if American opinion
was against a continuance of the union of
England and Ireland, which be did not be
lieve. the Unionists would not he influenced
by that opinion in their defense of such a
MR. DILLON’S ATTITUDE.
John Dillon said he was prepared to
legally acknowledge the duty of Irishmen
to the empire, but he held that their first
dutv was to the welfare and liberty of the
Irish people. His party represented a vast
and overwhelming majority of the people
whose fortune tho bill affected, arid those
who contended that the will of the majority
ought to prevail, ought not to assist, in pass
ing the measure. The head and front of the
Irish members offending was that for seven
years they had devoted themselves to a
struggle to induce their countrymen to aban
d< m violence and trust to agitation in Par
liament Yet they were stigmatized
as the associates of assassins. The
opinion of no civilized country
in the world, he continued, was of more
value to intelligent Englishmen than that of
America. It was absurd to state that nine
tenths of the educated people of America
were not on the side of Ireland. Unques
tionably the whole American press was on
their side. He maintained that Mr.
O’Brien’s mission had been a conspicuous
success both in the United States and in
Mr. Redmond concluded the doliate amid
The crimes hill passed its third reading by
a vote of 84b to 202. Tho announcement of
tiie vote was received with cheers and coun
A CONSERVATIVE ELECTED.
The election for member of Parliament
for the North division of Paddington took
place to-day. Mr. Aird, the Conservative
candidate, received 2,230 votes,against 1,812
for Mr. Routlerlge (Gladstonian). This elec
tion was made necessary owing
to the death of Lionel Lewis,
Cohen (Conservative), who, in the general
election of iss:,.carried the district ovt r John
Koinpster (Gladstonian), by a majority of
010 votes. The total vote to-day was 353
more than at the last election. Although
the Liberals failed to eb-ct their candidate
they claim that the result is a moral victory
THE EVICTION RELIEF FUND.
New York, July 8. —Hon. Eugene Kelly
received to-day tho following disj ia tell:
“London, July 8, 1887.
“Eugene Kelly, New York:
“I thank you and the Parliamentary Aid
Association most sincerely for the very op ;
ltorttine remittance of £)5,000, which I have
handed to tho Evicted Tenants’ Relief
Fund. There is pressing need in this direc
tion, as evictions have alarmingly increased
during the last quarter, and are lieing still
further stimulated by the crimes hill. I
trust that all of our friends will redouble
their exertions for these unhappy victims of
landlord oppression. Parnell.”
THE EARL OF ARDKRDEEN BANQUETED.
St. Paul, July 8. Some 200 Irish-Amer
ican and other citizens of St. Paul last night
sat down to it banquet, tendered the Earl of
Aberdeen, late I gird Lieutenant of Ireland,
'now on his way East from the Pacific coast.
In an address of welcome Bishop Ireland
doscrilied the guest of the evening as the
first Englishman who had ruled Ireland for
the Irish, nnd declared that the name of
Mr. Gladstone will take its place with thoee
of O’Connell and Parnell.
Amnesty Offered Rebels.
Bombay, July B.— The Ameer of Afghan
istan has nailed to Candalmr gate, under
neath the Koran, a proclamation offering
free pardon and remission of two years’
taxes to ail reliels who surrender.
Panama’s New Loan.
Paris, July B.— M. de bissops has issued a
circular announcing a second issue of binds
of the Panama canal to the amount, of 200,-
000.000 franca, though 100,000,000 froues aro
still in hand.
Manchester's Ship Canal.
London, July B.—The Manchester ship
canal biU passed the House of Lords this af
London, July B. —Advices from Palermo
report further deaths from cholera there.
Klein Sentenced to Serve Six Years in
Leipsic, July B. —Klein and Grebert, two
of the men who have been on trial here on
a charge of treason, Were to-day convicted.
Klein was sentenced to six yoars in tile
penitentiary and Grebert to five years.
bchnakbelks’ new position.
Paris, July 8. —Sehnaebeles, the arrest of
whom by the German police came very near
being a casus belli jietween France nnd Ger
many, has been appointed to a higher po
sition at Laon. He wanted to bo again
placed on the frontier, but this the govern
ANARCHIST TRIAL AT BERLIN.
Berlin, July 8. —A great Anarchist trial,
involving Socialists of Hamburg, Berlin and
Leipsic, will begin here on July 18 before the
Imperial tribunal. Thecas*'of Bruickner
and others charged with treason, which
lias been under inquiry at Strasburg,
has been transferred to Leipsic and
will lie tried on July 35. The court at
Leipsic in sentencing Klein and Grebert
towmy said it considered that their guilt had
lieen fully pro veil by their own confession,
by the evidence of the witnesses and by the
correspondence that had passed between
them and Sehnaebeles. Both knew that the
information supplied by them went to the
French War Minister.
Scarcity of Provisions Bring His Men
to the Verge of a Revolt.
London, July 8. —The latest news from
Stanley, the African explorer, is that on the
journey from Leopoldville to Lonvolela he
had to overcome serious obstacles. One of
the gravest difficulties he found was to re
plenish his commissary. Tho threatened
scarcity of provisions greatly excited a mini
her of his men and it became necessary
to punish the malcontents with
much severity to reduce them
to subjection anil save the expedition.
Stanley himself is ill from the excessive heat.
Tho expedition left Bolobo on May 11 aul
was expected to reach the Congo at its con
fluence with the Aronhonim by June li.
Stanley’s programme was to encamp at this
point, there to await the arrival or Tippoo
Tip, who is approaching from Stanley Falls
with provisions and a force of several hun
dred more men.
Enthusiastic Parisians Carry Him to
the Railway Btation.
Paris, July B.—Gen. Boulanger’s de
parture to-day from Clermont Forrand was
made the occasion of a great popular dem
onstration. Thousands of youths paraded,
shouting “Vive Boulanger.” Many were
The crowd carried Gen. Boulanger to the
railway station. He was unable to escape
them, and was obliged to ride on a locomo
tive to Borcy, where the train would catch
him. The General was much bruised by the
enthusiastic attentions of his admirers.
Many houses and newspaper offices were
illuminated to-night in honor of Gen. Bou
longer, whose departure was delayed for an
1 mar by tiie crowd, numbering ;io,UOO per
ENGLAND AND INDIA.
John Bright Urges the Right of Natives
to High Offices.
London, July 8. —John Bright delivered
a speech to-day before the East Indian
Association. In tho course of the address
Mr. Bright advocated the admission
of natives of Lidia to the high
est positions in the civil service.
This extension of the civil service, it
was urged, was part of tho principles con
tained in the proclamation issued by her
majesty at the end of the mutiny. It would
lie bettor, continued Mr. Bright, if England
tried whether moral sentiment nnd Chris
tian principle would not prove to be greater
permanent influences than continued ag
BLAINE GETS LEFT AGAIN.
Tardiness Prevents Him from Sharing
in the Honors to Carnegie.
Edinburgh, July B.— The freedom of the
city was conferred upon Andrew Carnegie
to-day in recognition of his gift to the city
of $250,000, with which to provide a public
library. The ceremony took place in tire
Council chamber. James G. Blaine was
invited to be present, but was half an hour
late when, accompanied by Senator
Hale, he went to the City Hall and at
tempted to make his way into the chamber,
the approaches were so crowded with people
that lie was unable to force his way through
and was compelled to almndon the attempt.
They had forgotten their tickets, and as the
attendants did not know them no special
effort was male to favor them.
France Not to Mobilize.
Paris, July 8.- -M. Rouvier, Prime Minis
ter and Minister of Finance, lias informed
the Budget Committee of the Chamber of
Deputies, that the Superior Railway Com
mission is Deposed to the proposed experi
ment of mobilizing the army on the ground
that the defect* in the transportation ser
vice are too great. The mobilization will
probably be postponed.
The party of the Extreme I>eft have de
cided to raise the question of the entire
policy of the government. M. Rouvier has
accepted the eliallenge, and tho debate will
open next Monday.
Mias Cass' Arrest.
London, July B.—The police inquiry
into the arrest of Miss Cass as an improper
character lias lieen opened. Both Miss Cuss
anil Mrs. Bowman, her employer, whoso
testimony to Miss Cass’ good character
Magistrate Newton refused to receive, nre
represented by counsel. The inquiry, after
being laiened, was postponed.
Tho Lord Chancellor ria-s commenced an
inqury into the conduct of Magistrate New
ton in the matter of the arrest of Miss
Scotch Tenants Revolt.
London, July B.—-The tenants on Kir
Alexander Janhne's estate in Dumfreishire,
Scotland, huvu resolved to adopt the plan of
campaign. They drtnund either a reduc
tion of rent*, reinitiation or releosement
from their farms. At Whitsuntide there are
rumors that the tenant* on other estates
inteuil to take similar action.
Bummer Suffering In Gotham.
New York, July B.—To-day wns another
hot one in Now York. Tiie suffering in the
tenement house district is inteiuo. Little
children and adults spent the night in many
cnees in the open air, lying around on the
house tops, side walks, stoops, etc. Nine
teen eases of prostration from the boat were
reported to tiie police.
No New Cases at Key West.
Key West, Fi,a., July B.—There have
lieen no new rotten ,if fever and no deaths
since yesterday. The schooner Delta took
fifteen imaocliaiated person* to the govern
ment quarantine camp on Kgmnnt Key to
day. Their passages wore paid by the aub
seriptlon of citizens.
BULGARIA'S NEW PRINCE.
HE WILL ACCEPT THE THRONE IF
THE POWERS CONSENT.
His Electors Ploased With the Tone of
His Answer—Russla Irritated by the
Choice and Threatening Austria
Austria Declared Indifferent to tho
Tikrnova, July B.—Prince Ferdinand, of
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, replying to the Sob
ranje’s dispatch informing him of his elec
tion as Prince of Bulgaria, said he wns
proud of tho honor conferred on him and
grateful for it. “I hope," he added, “to
prove myself worthy of the confidence of
the Bulgarian people. lam ready to re
spond to the call nnd to devote myself to
the service of Bulgaria ns soon ns the Porto
accepts the election nnd the powers recog
nize it.” Tho Prince’s answer was received
with satisfaction by the Hobrnnje.
_Kt. Pktkusiurg, July B.—Tho .Voroe
Vremya says the election of Prince Ferdi
nand of Kaxe-Coburg to the Bulgarian
throne exhausts Russia’s patience. “Austria
will not succeed,” mills the paper; “Russia’s
action may inconvenience Austria.”
It is semi-officially stated that the govern
ment attaches no serious import to the divi
sion of the Kobrunje and will not modify its
attitude towards Bulgarin. The recent nc
tion of the Sobranje is regarded as not only
insufficient to secure the Prince of Bui
gnria, but in tiie opinion of the Russian
government is entirely illegal until such
action lias received the sanction of the
THE PRINCE’S POSITION.
Berlin, July B.— The Coburg Zeitung
(semi official), in an article on the election
of Prince Ferdinand, says; “In view of the
attempts of the Bulgarian party of inde
pendence to draw Prince Ferdinand into its
confused affaire we must point out the fact
that a German Prince, such ns Prince Ferdi
nand, cannot accept the crown without the
permission of the head of the House to
which he belongs, nor without the consent
of Emperor William, and until their con
sent is obtained nothing can he settled.”
Vienna, July B.—The attitude of the
government of Austria is one of entire in
difference concerning the election of Prince
Ferdinand, of Baxe-Cohurg-I totba, as Prince
of Bulgaria. Count KnJnoky, the Austro-
Hungarian Prime Minister, while returning
from his visit to Moravia, will meet Prince
Ferdinand at Bucharest. The press is a
unit in congratulating tho people of Bulgaria
on Prince Ferdinand's election.
BULGARIA’S CABINET RESIGNS.
London, July B.—The Bulgarian Cabinet
has resigned, consequent upon the disputes
between the Regents and Ministers, it is
believed that M. Tonteheff, President of the
Bobranje, will become Premier.
OBLITERATING A BIRTHMARK.
Mutilation One of the Incidents of a
Fight For a Child.
Chicago, July 8. —Mine, de Benkalear
and Dr. Birt were each fined SSOO and sen
tenced to thirty days in the county jail by
Judge Tut hill to-day for destroying a birth
mark on the person of Baby Andrews, con
cerning the possession of whom a struggle
lias been in progress in the courts for sev
eral days. Contempt of court was the offense
for which this punishment was adminis
tered. It consisted in tampering with the
evidence and removing a birthmark by
means of which the child was
identified. Mine. De Benkalear acknowl
edged having ordered flesh cutaway from
tho child, and Dr. Birt admitted having
performed the operation. Judge Tuthilf,
with extreme severity, declared that noex
cuses or any statement that he had beard
could excuse tho barbarity which caused
the mutilation of tho child, and thereupon
passed sentence upon the culprits. An ap
jical was taken.
SHARP’S LEASE OF LIFE.
Ho Can’t Live but a Year or Two—A
Petition for Clemency.
New York, July 8. —The medical com
mission appointed to examine into tho con
dition of Jacob Sharp to-day turned in its
rejiort to District Attorney Murtine, who re
ins'*! to divulge its contents. It is known,
however, that Sharp is suffering from such
it complication of diseases that lie cannot,
under the most favorable circumstances,
live more than a year or two, and may die
ut any moment.
CANFIELD SIGNS A PETITION.
Long Branch, July 8. —Albert Htick
ney, counsel for Jacob Hhurp, had a oonfer
eni'o with W. J. Canfield, foreman of the
Kii.up jury, at tiie Howland House to
night, which resulted in Mr. Canfield sign
ing u petition to Judge Barrett prayingtnat
Sharp he let off with n fine of $5,000. It is
said that a majority of the other jurors
have agived to sign the petition.
Cyrus W. Field Exonerates Gould
from any Sharp Practice.
New York, July B.—The following letter,
which has just been received, explains itself:
Nkw York, July 1 8. 1887.
To the Agent of the. Amieuitrd / V'.U
I)ka:i Kik: bo maqy lamllictlnK reports have
luvii circulated in regard to the late sale of the
Manhattan railway stock, I think it proper te
give, through you. fuels. Myself and
my ussis iateß did sell iS.IM) muires oi Manhat
tan stoci: to Joy Gould, unconditionally, ut SJA>
cash per sliurc, aud I wisti, further, to state ex
plicitly Unit Mr. Gould has ueted throughout
the transact ion in a i>orfeotly straight forward
manner, and that u most friendly feeling exists
la'tween tts. I have no idea of resigning t*s a
director of the Manhattan Railway Company,
urnl my opinion a* to tin' future development of
this property rental us unchanged. Yours fuith
fully, evui s W. Fikld.
UNDER RELIGION'S CLOAK.
A Chicago Judge Plays tho Wolf in
the Fable and Comes to Grief,
Chicago, July B.—The papers publish
an official statement signed by tho President
of the Young Men's Christian Association
and the pastor of Plymouth Congregational
church, announcing tho expulsion from i*>th
organizations of Judge Alva A. Knight on
account of grossly Immoral conduct prac
ticed under the cloak of religion. Judge
Knight lias made a full conlession of his
misconduct ami is understood to have left
the city. Ho i* a native of Massachusetts,
and (luring tho reconstruction period occu
pied several public offices in Florida, resid
ing for some years ut Jacksonville, Fla.
Gold From Europe.
New York , July B.—Tiie second impor
tation of gold from Europe this season ar
rived on the steamer Trave to duv tint] con
sist* of two lots, Sk.,UOO to YiuiHoffmaii A
Cos., and JSOO.OW to Muller, dchall & Cos.
This makra $500,000 to tor this week, none
of which mil, reported at the time of ship
ment . and is not included in the estimate of
$2,000,000 on the wav.
A REVIEW OF TRADE.
The Situation Still One of Considerable
New York, July B. —R. G. Dun & Co’s
review of trade for the week says tlio busi
ness of the broken week has lieen on the
whole encouraging. The prospects with
which the half year opens are generally
satisfactory, and yet the financial uncer
tainties are not entirely removed and there
remain great speculative operations which
disturb and threaten.
Crop prospects continue good, though re
liable reports of injury from drought and
bugs come from Western Nebraska. The
southern reports are uniformly unfavorable
As to cotton. An increase of ten percent, in
the acreage of hay is reported, with a prob
able increase of yield in all sections except
the Central West, though the quality is not.
quite so satisfactory.
WHEAT IN I. A HOE DEMAND.
Wheat Im-s lieen in large demand, the ex
ports from the Atlantic ports having reached
15,A00,(NX) bushels for five weeks, but the
supply carried over is about as was antici
pated ('alifornia carries over about 8,800,-
(XX) bushels with prices 3<X'. per cental above
tbe purity of Liverpool, a situation which
may have significance, but holders talk of
keeping their stock through the year. At
New York the great decline which followed
the Juno corner bus invited largo export
buying and prices stiffen a little.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during last week, as re
ported to R. G. Dim <& Cos., number for
the United States 136 and for Canada 18, a
total of 154, against 181 last week ami 107
the week previous.
THE IRON OUTPUT.
The weekly output of iron July t was
108,080 tons, a gain of 1,123 tons over June,
but many furnacek are still idle liecause of
the unsettled coke workers strike and the
output is about 38,000 tons less than in May.
The half year’s production of 8,167,317 tons
is about 820,000 more than that of last, year's
first half. The diallers talk of a rise in the
prices for a time, though later in the year
increasing production may cause a reaction
but a temporary rise will depend on a eon -
timianee of railroad building and that on
the market for securities.
In six months 3,744 miles of railway have
been completed, and the Railway Aye
thinks the record for the year will exceed
10,01X1 miles, but any monetary pressure
would affect sales of stock. The financial
situation at Now York is better because
the Treasury disbursements have exceeded
the receipts by nearly $10,(XX),000 the past
week, but at some Western and Southern
Doints, especially where real estate sales and
building have been active, tightness of
money upjiears. Thus money is “close” at
Nashville, active at 7 to 8 per cent, at Cleve
land, and interest is 8 to 10 per cent, at
i Imaha, where building permits for #4,000,-
000 have been issued this year.
Western cities have been faiying back
part of heavy loans marie hero to meet
emergencies after the wheat collapses, but
the banka at Cincinnati feel that it is proper
to maintain a strong position and prefer not
to go outside their regular customers here.
A feeling prevails that the disturbance re
sulting from groat speculation may not be
over, and that unsettled deals in railroads
and the stock market need does watching.
Foreign trade does not look more healthy.
The past two weeks’ exports from
New York have fallen 1!) per cent
below last year, while the imports will
average about 18 per cent, larger than last
year, the wheat movement helps and a
little foreign demand for corn anil larger
exports of refined sugar, but cotton is held
too high for export, though it has declined
on eighth, and pork products and oil are
A DEED OF CONVEYANCE.
One of Richmond’s Largest Brokers
Decides to Liquidate.
Richmond, Va., July B. —A deed was re
corded iu the Chancery Court of this city
to-day by John L. Schoolcraft and wife,
conveying to A. L. Boulware anil James
Caskie, trustees, all the personal and real
estate owned by Mr. Schoolcraft. Among
the preferred parties are Thorn & Whiteley,
of Baltimore, #3,100; Ida (J. Bchoolcraft,
w ife of the conveyer, S3O,(XX), given her in
consideration of her relinquish
meat of her dower in ail
property of J. L. Schoolcraft, nnd
in further consideration of a purpose
on the part of said Schoolcraft, to provide
for her maintenance ami support, said J. L.
Schoolcraft and Ida C. 8. Schoolcraft hav
ing entered into articles of separation; Mrs.
C. C. Beattie #IO,BOO with interest from
Kept. 4, 1886, due her on a note. Mr.
Schoolcraft is a broker, and was formerly
the principal owner of the Richmond street
railway. His present interest in the proper
ty, conveyed, it is said, will about cover his
The City to Vote on Subscribing $500,.
000 to Two Railroads.
Knoxville, July B.— The City Council
to-night decided to subscribe sfloo,ooo to tho
stock of two new railroads to bo built to
The sum of $275,000 will go to tho Knox
ville Southern railroad to be built in con
nection witli the Marietta and North Geor
gia railroad, making an air line from Knox
ville to Atlanta, (hi.
Tin* sum of #:££'),ooo will go to the stock
of the Powell’s Valley railroad, to be built
from Knoxville to Cumberland Gap, mid
to connect with tho Louisville and Nash
ville ami Norfolk and Western railroads in
Both railroads are to ho completed within
two years and will give Knoxville connec
tion with all the railroad systems of the
Mouth. The proposition will be submitted
to a vote of the people next month. There
is no doubt that, the subscription will lie
voted almost unanimously. Two new blast
furnaces and several large manufactories
are guaranteed to Knoxville ns soon as the
city votes this aid to the railroads.
North Carolina’s Special Tax Bonds
New York, July B.— Tho arrangement
bet ween the United States Trust Company
and Morton. Bliss <*c Cos. on the North Caro
lina siiecinl tax bonds omboilies the follow
ing plan; Bonds to Is* pooled and trust ccr
tinente* issuei 1, all expenses to t advanced
by Morton, Bliss & Cos.; settlement with the
•State to lie obtained on the Imsis of anew 4
ixir cent. lx>nd in exchange for the present
bonds. The distribution is to be as follows:
Forty per cent of the principal of the pres
ent binds to go first to certificate holders
and the other receipts from the State to lie
equally divided between the certificate hold
ers and Morton, Bliss & Cos.
Boston’s Purchasable Papers.
Bouton, July 8.- Fred L. Ames. Presi
dent of the stock company owning the .-Id
i rrtixer and Record of this city, denies that
these paper*! have been sold to Charles
Whitin. Mr. Amos says tho only founda
tion for the minor is the fact that the pa
pers were offered to Mr. Whitin at a certain
price, but the negotiations were never car
ried to a conclusion. The paj>er will con
tinue under their present management,
( PRICE gJO \ YEAR. I
( 5 CENTS A COPY, f
HELD AT BAY BY A NEGRO.
DRAWING HIS PISTOL HE RUNS
AMUCK AT A DEPOT.
He Fires Seven Shots as He Runs, But
Fails to Hit Anybody—An Engineer
Into Whose Cab He Leaped Floors
Him With a Monkey Wrench—Other
Jottings From Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., July B.—Ely O
Jordan, a repulsive negro claiming Callahan
ns his home, ran amuck through the Savan
nah, Florida and Western railroad depofc
this afternoon nnd for a brief period held
complete possession. Cupt. Murphy arrested
him on the cannon bull train, just before it
left, for profane ami obscene language nnd
turned him over to Oflleer Clems in the
baggage room. No sooner had Murphy left
than Jordan pulled out a 88-ealibre “bull
dog” revolver and fired point blank at
Clems who stood close to anil facing him.
Tin* shot, just missed the officer and struck
the opposite wall. Then with a yell the
negro rushed at the other people near him.
All fit'll wildly. On the platform were a
score or more of waiting passengers,
among whom Jordan discharged
four shots, all, strange to say,
missing. He then rushed through the can
non ball train, firing two more shots. A#
the side of the trnin was the Jacksonville,
Tampa and Key West afternoon express.
Jordan, on emerging from the forward car.
iumpea on the Jacksonville, Tampa mid
Coy West engine, and tried to shoot En
gineer Hlmy, who returned the compliment*
with a monkey wrench, knocking Jordan,
off. As he fell the police rushixl up and
olubliod him until he was insensible. Then
disarmed and ironed lie was taken on a dray
to the city Jail As he reeovered he foamed
at, the mouth and poured out vile impreoa
tions mi all concerned in his capture. He
is a desperate character, and much wonder
is expressed that none of the flying shots took
effect. The passengers nnd employes were
in a terrible panic and scattered premia
iDusly. One dived under the car tent, got
caught half way and lay there kiokng his
heels and yelling.
SALE OF A RAILROAD.
At noon Phillip Walter, K|ieeial Master of
the United Htntes Court., sold before the
court, room door under nnd by virtue of n
decree of the United States Court, rendered
nt the December term, in the case of A. B.
Bishop against the International Railway
nnd Steamship Company of Florida, the
Jacksonville and PaJatka division of said
road, to Mr. Bishop for #I,BOO The sale
was iiinilo to pay a claim of #8,758 78 and
interest, since 1887,held by Mr. Bishop against
the road for constructing the above divis
ion. This is the portion of the railroad
which is generally known as “The Gordon
road.” Those suits caused Gov. Gordon to
make frequent trips here. The amount
brought by the sale to-day will barely cover
the costs of tlie court. There is said to be
fifty-five mill* of the road graded between
this city and Tampa.
A RUXV IN CHURCH.
Rather an amusing trial was had before
the Mavor this morning. It seems that the
“culluil" brothren of the Second Baptist
church (colored) hero do not live together
altogether in harmony Last night a row
necured at the church and the police were
called in. But the door was locked and all
they could do was to remain there till the
dose of tiie meeting nnd then take tha
names of tiui obstreperous members. A
man named Orange was before his honor
at this morning's matinee as the principal
offender. The entire church attended, al
most, and tlie roo.n was packed full of in
terested listeners. It seems that Oranea
and a few others, were dissatisfied with the
pastor, 8. VV. Walker, w r ho hail been elect
ed the month before, and sup
posed that defeating the adoption
of the minutes of the previous meeting
they would render the election voiaT
Orange, it is said, rose iu his might, threat
ened the pastor, shook his first in the rever
end gentleman's face and acted “erroneously
scandalously”,*! one good brother ti-stifieiL
The pastor testified that the offender
“uttered epithets unbecoming a reprobate,
to say nothing of a live Christian.” Tlie
testimony was must amusing mid ridiculous,
the big words at times almost proving too
much for the witnesses. Mayor Burbridga
poured oil on the troubled waters, ail vised
the minority to submit to the majority and
finally very leniently let off ((range with a
Xfne of *lO ami costs, suspending the Una
miring his good behavior.
Weightman & Christopher, in answer t 4
a nuory of the Morning News reporter,
said they hail no idea of the future run of the
Monticello, which is expected here to
morrow'. The lessees, James E. Ward Sc
Cos., of New York, who had chartered the
vessel for three months, had notified them
that they would he hero on July 9, mid the
owners at Charleston had notified them to
supply the captain with all the funds he
needed, etc. They hail no Information re
garding nny resumption of the old Charles
ton and Palatka line. In business circles
the new’s was discussed, and many of the
merchants thought It indicated that the old
line would be established, especially as the
rupture had occurred between the Clyde
lines and the other. The “Florida Southern ia
interested in getting the steamers back, and
prominent business men of Palatka have
been working on it for some time past.
One of the most prominent wholesale
firms here says their trade compares very
favorably with that of last year, notwith
standing the quarantine troubles, and the
firm sa.v, further, that their collections are
even lx>tter than last year.
The steamers Everglade and Welaka, of
the DeUarry line, are tied up at Enterprise.
Heavy ruins are reported from all sections
adjacent to tills city. Yesterday's terrific
wind storm did considerable damage In the
outskirts of the city.
The steam launch Husie May, of George
town, was bought to-day by E. Vanderpool
A contract wax let to-day for building a
warehouse for tho cotton compress. A large
amount of money is pledged for the enter
prise, but the principals still remain un
GEORGIA’S FIRST BALE.
It Waa Green, But Sold for Twenty
Cents Per Pound.
New York, July 18. —The first hale of
new cotton from Georgia was on exhibition
to-day in front of the Cotton Exchange.
The buln, weighing 48.1 jxiunds, was sold
at auction on the floor of the Cotton Ex
change to-day. After spirited bidding by
prominent members of the exchange, It was
ihially knocked down at Uoc. per pound.
The grade was considered green and its
market value lietween 9c. and 10c.
Rabbi Browne Suspended.
New York, July B.— -A meeting of the
Ixxird of trustees of* the congregation of the
Gates of Hope was hold last evening in the
synagogue and the rabbi of the congrega
tion. E. B. M. Browne, was sus|x>ntbsl on
charges of conduct unbecoming a minister,
Trouble has beeu brewing for a long time.
The course of the rabbi in se*<Uing notoriety
and making himself generally officious in
public matters lagan to breed dis.tisfao
lion among the memlier* a long time nga
The charges also include details of bis career