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ESTABLISHED 1850. 1
■ j 11. EBTII.L, Editor and Proprietor, f
CLEVELAND AT CLINTON.
. p B ETTY little speech made
"by the president.
fie Recalls Many Incidents of His Days
as a Schoolboy at the Academy at the
Foot of the Hill—Utica Gives Him a
Royal Welcome—One G. A. R. Post
Utica, N. Y., July ID.—President Cfleve-
with his wife, sister and Miss Hastings,
Lis niece; Col. Lament and E. Prestis, of
I'tica, came down from Holland Patent on
the special coach “Coronet” at D o’clock this
morning. They were met by Prof. Hoyt
and a number of ladies and gentlemen of
the centennial committee from Clinton.
Prof. Hoyt made a brief address of wel
come, to which the President responded
in a few words. The Utica Jacksonians,
100 strong, with the Twelfth
United States Infantry band saluted the
President and his wife with its famous cheer
and “Hail to the Chief,” as they stood upon
the platform of the coach. Crowded trains
have been running to Clinton all the morn
jjijr The President’s special train started at
9 15 o’clock a. m. An immense crowd was at
the Ontario and Western railroad station as
the train pulled out. They cheered the
President and waved their hats as he stood
uncovered and bowed his acknowledgments.
GREETED AT CLINTON.
President Cleveland and his party reached
Clinton about 10 o’clock. An immense
crowd was at the station. The President’s
party were escorted by the Jacksonians to
Mrs. 0. S. Williams’ residence, where they
were greeted by prominent members of the
Centennial committee and many venerable
citizens, while a parade of six divisions was
going over its route. In the parade were
chiefs, descendants of Indians who gave the
site of the village to its founders, and over
100 Oneidas with the Indian band from the
Onondaga reservation. Nearly all the
available space within the village limits was
crowded with spectators.
ONE GRAND ARMY POST.
Only one Grand Army post took part in
'he procession, and that was the Clinton
Post. After the parade the President spent
an hour in receiving callers at Mi’s. Wil
liams' home and over 3,000 people were pre
sented. The exercises in the park did not
commence until nearly 3 o’clock. Rev.
Henry Hai ling, President of Hamilton Col
lege, offered the opening prayer, after
which Rev. E. P. Powell delivered an ad
dress of welcome, to which the President
responded as follows:
lam by no moans certain of my standing here
among those who celebrate the centennial of
Clinton’s existence as a village. My recotlec
tions of the place reach Isidcward but about
thirty-six years, and my residence here covered
a very brief period, but these recollections are
fresh and distinct today, and pleasant too,
though not entirely free from sombre coloring.
It was here in the school at the foot of the col
lege hill that I began my preparation for college
life, aud enjoyed the anticipation of a colle
giate education. We bad two teachers in our
school, one tiecame afterward a Judge in
Chicago ami the other passed through the legal
profession to the ministry, and within the last
two years was living further West. I read a
little Latin with two other hoys in the class. I
thick I floundered through four books of the
AEneid. The other boys had nice large modern
editions of Virgil with big print and plenty of
notcstohelp oneoverthe hard places. Mine was
a little old fashioned copy which my father
used before me, with no notes, and which was
only translated by hard knocks. I believe I
have forgiven those other boyts for their persist
ent refusal to allow me the use of their notes in
their books. At any rate they do not seem to
Lave been overtaken by any dire retribution, as
one of them is now a rich and prosperous law
yer in Buffalo, and the other is a professor in
your college and .the orator of to-day's
celebration. The struggles with the
ten linos of Virgil which at first
made up my daily task are amusing as remem
lered now, but with them I am also forced to
remember that instead of living the beginning
of the higher education for which I honestly
longed, they occurred near the end of my school
advantages. This suggests a disapi>ointinent
which no lapse of time can alleviate and a de
privation 1 have sadly felt with every passing
veat I remember our next, door neighbors—
Bi sell and Scollard and good, kind neigh
bors they were.too—not your cross, crabbed kind
who could not bear to see a boy about. It al
ways seemed to me that they drove very fine
Corses, and for that reason I thought they must
be extremely rich. Ido not know that I should
liutulge in further recollections that must seem
very little like centennial history , but I want to
tkf. i r , ns ”' ns I can ray right to be hero.
' ? lavt ' spoken of the college faculty who
cist such a pleasing though sober shade of dig
} over the place, and who, with other edu-
Tj al ‘d substantial citizens, made up the best
,hb social life. I was a boy then
not withstanding I believe I absorbed a last
,.af ion of intelligence aud refinement
wH, . ” Hits a delightful home. I know that
bear with me, my friends, if I yield to
and • " i w the mention of home creates,
~ ' s P**k of niy own home here, and how,
i'!,!!!,. "['‘"lories which cluster about it, I may
balder relationship to your village. Here
~ha'l_ 1 our family circle entire, parents and
1 ".'M. .ue ! day after day in loving and affec
''"averse, and Here, for the last time, we
| ar ound the family altar and thanked
hv i , our household was unbroken
JL , u, h or separation. We never
u ' ther in any other home after
iiar-n?™ t ” ls ', a "d death followed closely ourde
aud thus it is that as with advancing
ili" iieht'"f' ** ,e havoc death has made, and
ln y early hone become more sacred,
■, rcl i','. i llo ‘" f this pleasant spot, so related,
th e.un' a l ( * ''hastened. 1 can only add my
,i-V *™' the privilege of being with you to
frtm-. “ " lsll <or the village of Clinton in the
j,.'.',' V* continuation aud increase of the bless
‘"gs oi the past.
V H. Hopkins delivered a historical
o ‘‘pf. Root an oration, and Clinton
A v' (l '.V f C!int0 'h P<*m.
Mis /■!' , numlxT of ladies called upon
tiun UPV ' lan ' l during her 4 o’clock recep-
UtTRH OF THE PEOPLE.
V 1" President left the reviewing
si:uit nil , f’t'Lumeil to Mrs. Williams’ for a
urn, before the literary exercises be
aiid sn" ?! ow H which followed was so great
m i 1 .''otirely uueontrollablc that it tliroat
-1 u, ' tion to fences. The Presi
danger at once stationed
sli„i , front of t.ne house and began to
iif,,.' ijh'd* and the Hood of people at once
at On o hl " l, >i the gates. Mrs. Cleveland
hun sii s during this informal rceep
iti" th,', .T "■*’* " •'eception for ladies dur
" uternoon at the Williams residence.
Inn c, -eveland speaks.
tie. tv i’Hernoon a banquet was given in
"iiiei"alehouse of tin- railroad, at
tr, to ! .ir. v, | . a * f ‘"uuent gentlemen responded
wh,,'A i. '"''luding President Cleveland,
of II,: r ” tlieine: “The President
M ,'iiD'd States.”
1,,, ‘‘'’efund said:
content myself on this ocoa-
I > ‘"| le o 1 ,u !k""wledginent on behalf of the
whir), vn, u ' ' nlted States of the compliment
•oils their. '** ,lat ‘l to the office which repre
fe IJt importance ok thk office.
*Hioh i lU™*: kiu iwledgment suggests an idea
'""Went an ""' refrain from dwelling upon for a
Ton. i sou ,a ! I D'-’ office of President of the
Vi., inn * , "oes represent tile sovereignty of
nirit lull l M *"Ple is to my mind a state
te,ve t 0 l or solemnity. Sovereignty I con-
A"*orklng aqt, or enforcement-, of the
iHHnifeßt.fi' ."’A" to govern hlinseir and a
hbtnsii l ,lan * concerning the
Parties te . Though thestinggles of political
Ue uin'‘'JT* incumbency of this office and
fur !• , * 1 e 'nett,ods sometime* resorted
tin. in " Dowestdoit may not tw In keeping with
plls|. ( i tiJ 11 " 'hough the deceit practised to
lrm,. n i iu their choice, anil Its too
s nt h'fiustifle on their suffrage may sttr-
iljf Jttofning i&rtos.
P™* ’ ,s '. , . hes f ‘bines Should never lead us astray
th,S, ‘" vnMm aild its
though your fellow citizen who may be
, "" u ' ,h ’' '‘'hies of this
i J’ 1 ?’ sh,mld >*■ badly selected, and
“15 I .® host attainable results may not be
i p d . y hls administration, yet the exacting
mr.i^ fU . m!I,S , 0f I”’ 0 !’ 1 ", fr * l from the dis
tumu,lt of political excitement, ought to
prevent mischance to the office which represents
a i' d !il “-uld reduce to a mini
mum the danger of harm to the state. I by no
means underestimate the importance of the ut
most, care and circumspection in the selection of
tne incumbent. On the contrary. I believe there
is no obligation of citizenship that demands
more thought and conscientious deliberation
These things should be enforced by a mani
festation of calm and enlightened public opin
ion. This should not be simulated by the mail
clamor of disappointed interest. which, without
regard for the general good or allowance for the
exercise of official judgment, would degrade
the office by forcing compliance with selfish de
mands. If your President should not be of the
peonle and one of your fellow-citizens he would
be utterly unfit for the position, incapable of
understanding the people's wants, and careless
or their desires. That he is one of the people
implies that he is subject to human frailty and
error, but he should bo permitted to claim but
little toleration for mistakes.
WORTH OF GOOP INTENTIONS.
The generosity of his fellow citizens should
alone decree how far good intentions should ex
cuse his shortcomings. Watch well then this
high office, the most precious possession of
American citizenship, demand for it most com
plote devotion on the part of him to whose
custody it may' be entrusted and protect not
less vigilantly from unworthy assaults from
without. Thus will you perform a sacred duty
to yourselves and to those who may follow you
in the enjoyment of the freest institutions
which heaven lias ever vouchsafed to man.
Utica was handsomely decorated for the
reception of the President this evening.
Tho President reached here at fi o’clock, and
became the guest of Senator Kernan until
9 o’clock to-morrow morning, when he will
leave for Forestport.
CLEVELAND GOING TO ST. LOUIS.
Washington, July 13.— The President
will go to St. Louis after all. It is well un
derstixxl that he will accept the new invita
tion which the big committee, representing
the State of Missouri, as well as the city of
St. Louis, to visit St. Louis during the ex
position, will bring him when he gets back
from New York. His purpose is to visit St.
Liu is during the first or second week in
October, going thence to Atlanta, instead of
returning here first. If he carries out this
plan he will travel through the greater
portion of the South and Southwest. As
soon as be returns from New York he will
complete his arrangements for tho trip.
Since his letter announcing that it had be-
Gome impossible for him to visit St. Louis
during the Grand Army Republic encamp
ment was published the President has re
ceived scores of letters from the West and
Southwest applauding his action, but urging
him to visit St. Louis after the Grand Army
Republic encampment has adjourned. He
is assured by the St. Louis men a much
greater reception than he would have had
had he gone in response to the first invita
CIVIL SERVICE TESTS.
The of the Commission Go
ing to the Pacific.
Washington, July 13.—John T. Doyle,
Secretary of the Civil Service Commission,
has been selected by the commission to con
duct the autumn civil service examinations
on the> Pacific coast. Among his later dates,
after visiting the Pacific coast, are the fol
lowing; Vicksburg, Thursday, Sept. 29;
Birmingham, Saturday, Oct. 1; Chattanoo
ga, Tuesday, Oct. 4; Knoxville, Thursday,
Oct. 0. These examinations will be for
admission to the classified department
service at Washington and will
be of the same general character as those
which are being held here by the commis
sion from time to time. Civil Service
Commissioner Edgerton and Chief Exam
iner Webster will go to Richmond to
morrow for the purpose of organizing a
board of examiners in the post office in that
city which will hold examinations of clerks
and letter carriers.
Thirty clerks in the *1,600 grade and fifty
eight clerks in the $1,400 grade in the Surgeon
General’s office of the War Department
were to-day examined for promotion in the
rooms of the Civil Service Commission.
There were five absent, three in third class
and two in the second class, and they will
have'special examinations prepared for them
next week. It is expected that an examina
tion for clerks of the SI,OOO and $1,200
grades in the same office will be held.
TO PREPARE FOR DEATH.
Puryear Granted a Month’s Respite to
Make Ready to Die.
Richmond, Va., July 13. All efforts to
obtain executive clemency in behalf of
Holmes R. Puryear, the Dinwiddle mur
derer, sentenced to lie hanged next Friday,
either by pardon, commutation of sentence,
or i-espite on technical grounds, having
failed, the condemned man to-day, through
his spiritual adviser, laid before the Gov
ernor his final appeal. In it
lie set forth that he had all
along been buoyed up by hopes of clemoncv,
and that lie bad not given the time that he
should to preparation to meet his doom. Ho
therefore proved for a reprieve for sixty
days. Gov. Lee finally consented to grant
a respite until Aug. 12 next, and stated that
it was only to allow the prisoner that time
for preparation, and that he would not
further interfere with the execution of the
sentence of the court.
Washington, July 13.—The grand jury
to-day found an indictment against Oscar J.
Harvey, formerly chief of tho horse claims
division of the Treasury Department, charg
ing him with forgery. There are four
counts to the indictment and they allege
that ho forged the names of two drafts. On
motion of the defendant’s counsel, who said
he did not at present know whether he
w ould ask for trial or not, tho court directed
that, the case be called on Monday next. It
is stated that each claim which Harvey
pushed through the department required the
forgery of twenty-five names, sets of initials
or private marks.
Staunton, Va., July 13.—Two freight
trains on the Chowqx'ake and Ohio railroad
collided last night at ('raigsville. Both en
gines were wrecked and Brakoman Coff
man, of Charlottesville, was badly hurt,
his throat being cut. A misplaced switch
oausod the accident.
Liquor Men Triumph.
Harrisonburg, Va. . July 13.— The local
option election which was held in Stone
wall district, this county, yesterday, resulted
in a victory for the “wots” by something
over 100 majority.
Secretary Umar Coming to Macon.
Washington, July 13.—Secretory Lamar
will leave Washington the latter part of
the week for Macon, Ga., where ho will at
tend the wedding of hi* daughter.
Eight New Cases of Fever.
Key West, July 13.—There have been
eight new cases of fever since yesterday
and one death, that of Miss Mollie O’Brien,
whoso sister died last w eek.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1887.
STABBED ON THE STREET.
A WASHINGTON LAWYER MEETS
A TRAGIC DEATH.
A White Laborer Steals Up Behind
Him and Plunges a Knife Blade Up
to the Hilt into His Side, and then
Gives it a Jerk Sideways—The Mur
derer Under Arrest.
Washington, July 13.—The most sensa
tional murder that has occurred in Wash
ington since the assassination of President
Garfield was committed about 5 o’clock this
ovening on the comer of Fifteenth street
and Pennsylvania avenue, opposite the
northeastern end of the Treasury Depart
ment building. Joseph C. G. Kennedy, an
attorney and real estate agent, one of
the oldest residents of Washington, and a
personal acquaintance of many of the most
prominent people of the national capital,
was murdered in cold blood and apparently
without provocation by John Daily, a white
laborer. A few minutes before 5 o’clock
Mr. Kennedy left his office, just above
Riggs’ bank, and crossed the street diag
onally to the opposite corner, where lie
mailed several letters. He then started to
take a car of the Fourteenth street railroad.
STABBED IN THE HIDE.
When he was within a few feet of the car
Daily, who had Liecn loitering around the
corner for several hours, walked up behind
him and drawing a large keen-bladed knife,
similar to those used by butchers in killing
hogs, ran it into Mr Kennedy’s right side,
near the abdomen, with a vicious lunge, and
then gave it a jerk sidewise. A large crowd
was on the corner at the time, including
many clerks in the government de
partments, but they were all so
horror-stricken that for a moment
nobody moved. Mr. Kennedy fell to the
ground! and after giving one cry of
“Murder,” groaned deeply and pointed to
his murderer, who made no attempt to es
cape. At this moment Heury Mason, a
colored watchman in the safe deposit
building on the opposite corner, hearing the
cry ran out and supported the wounded
man as best he could. The knife dropped
out of Kennedy’s side at this instant and
Mason resigned the care of the murdered
man to a physician who had come up.
THE MURDEBER SEIZED.
Mason then seized Daily, who had stood
looking on apparently the most unconcerned
and self-possessed man in the crowd, which
had until now held aloof as if afraid to ap
proach the murderer. Mr. Kennedy ex
pired in about five minutes, and his body
was removed to a polioe station, where an
inquest will be held to-morrow morning.
The excitement rose rapidly and the crowd
grew boisterous, threatening to hang the
Daily paid but little attention to thorn
and refused to say why he committed the
crime. Once, when provoked by the crowd,
he turned fiercely around and said, “Yes,
I killed him, damn him.” The indignation
of the people became so great that Police
man Salkeld, who had taken charge of the
murderer, removed him to a drug store on
the comer where he was kept until a patrol
wagon came and carried him to the station
THE MURDERER’S STORY.
He is a man about 50 years of age and ap
parently is a working man. At the station
house he told a rumbling and incoherent
story about the affair, of which the general
purport was that Kennedy had wronged his
father years ago and had secured property
worth $4,000 for S9OO, and that he refused to
make restitution. The murdered man was
about 75 years of age, of an old Maryland
family, and one of the most respected citi
zens of Washington. He was a grandson of
Ellieott, who, at the request of President,
Washington, surveyed ten miles square,
which was incorporated as the Dis
trict of Columbia. In 1850 and
ISOO Mr. Kennedy was commissioner of cen
sus. He was a prominent politician in the
earlier days and an ardent adherent of the
old Whig party. At one time he edited the
Franklin (Pa.) Intelligencer. He leaves an
unmarried daughter, Miss Sallie Kennedy,
and a son, Joseph Kennedy, and one mar
ried daughter, who is the wife of Gen. Bid
dle, a wealthy Californian. Mr. Kennedy
was a man of considerable property.
A SOUTH CAROLINA ROMANCE.
Disappointment in Love Followed by
Marriage to a Negress.
Columbia, S. C., July 13. —A special
from Sumter, S. C., reports the death in
that county last Saturday of Col. William
J. Reynolds in the Tilth year of his age.
Col. Reynolds, fifty-five years ago, was one
of the most promising young men in the
State and was noted for his industry, integ
rity and active interest in military affairs.
He fell deeply in love with a beautiful young
girl, belonging to one of the first families in
Claremont county, and sued for her hand.
He seemed to be favorably regarded
by the girl herself, but her parents
had more ambitious views for her
and would not allow her to marry
him. Nothing daunted the young man
went to work to win a name and position
which would render him more acceptable to
her parents. He was elected to represent
nis county in the State Legislature, served
one term with credit and distinction, and
returning to his home made another effort
to secure the hand of the girl to whom he
was attached. He was again refused, but
after he lev I been elected the third time
representative over prominent and wealthy
competitors the opposition to him was ap
parently silenced. The young woman
promised to Ixi his wife, and all the prepara
tions wore made for the wedding. At
the lost moment, however, she wrote
him a note saving that she had yielded
to the wishes o( her mother and must de
cline to fulfill her engagement. This broke
up Col. Reynolds’ life and career. After
brooding a long time over his disappoint
ment he took for a wife a negro girl, who
had lieeti his slave, ami lived with her to the
last, regardless of public opinion and of the
entreaties of his relations. He reared a
large family of children and drew up him
self a will providing for them all and
putting them on an equality with his own
nearest relative. He left an estate consist
ing of some thousands of dollars in money
anil 4,000 acres of land, and it is thought the
validity of the will will lie sustained.
Mormonism’a Waning Power.
Salt Lake, Utah. July 13.—Tlio re
markable increase of the anti Mormon vote
antonisbes the Mormons. In the first elee
tion since the new registration under the
Edmunds Tucker law—an election for
school trustee —the Gentiles have carried
five of the twenty districts. This result
was entirely unex])ecWd by the Mormons.
The small Mormon vote is accounted for in
the disfranchisement of the women and the
refusal of so many to take an <>ath promis
ing not to violate the law in regard to
bigamy and polygamy.
A Soap Factory Burned.
Chicago, July 13.—The soap factory and
refining house of N. K. Fairnauk & Co.’s
lard and oil works were burned to-night.
The damage is estimated at 31110,(100, on
which there is an insurance of over one half
distributed among a score of companies.
The Demonstration at Paris Begun
Soon After Midnight.
Paris, July 14, 1 a. m. —The Boulanger
demonstration has already begun. Thou
sands are following through the main streets,
a couplo of vans and a few carnages con
taining a band which is playing alternately
the “Marseilleise” and Boulanger march
“En Revenant de la Revue,” the crowd
joining hi the chorus and lustily shouting,
“Vive Boulanger, II Revieudra,” “Demis
The people appear generally to be good
tempered, but hostile demonstrations are
made against houses that are not decoratisl.
There are numerous outdoor balls, and torch
light processions are to be seen everywhere.
The air is filled with cries of “Vive Bou
The city is full of rumors about the steps
that are to be taken by the authorities to
suppress the demonstration. It is said that
police and picked troops will be placed be
tween the army and public on the review
ground, and that nobody will be allowed to
enter the long champs enclosure or
avenues encircling it unless provided with
a war office ticket and a police pass. The
temper of the people appears less sullen, but
they seem to be determined to show their
love for Gen. Boulanger and their hatred
of those who removed him from the War
office. Radical journals entreat Parisians
to remain cool and reserve their heat for a
future suitable occasion. The Journal de: s
llebals urg*>s the 'government to tako sharp
measures to nip in the bud any attempt at a
FALL OF THE BABTILE.
Germans in Paris Advised to Remain
Paris, July 13.—Tho German residents of
this city have been ordered to remain in
doors to-morrow, as it is fenced that they
would be attacked if they appeared on the
streets during the celebration of the anni
versary of the fall of the Bastile. The
Patriotic League have announced that they
will make a demonstration to-morrow morn
ing in tho Place de la Concorde and another
in tho Bois de Boulogne in the afternoon.
It is feared that these meetings will give rise
to disorder, and the police and military
authorities are making extra preparations
to maintain the peace.
No Further Demonstrations Since
Those Already Described.
San Francisco, July 13.— The steamer
Australia, from Honolulu July 5, which ar
rived here to-day, brought Hawaiian intel
ligence to that date. No further outbreaks
or demonstrations of any character oc
curred after those noted of June 30 and July
1. which resulted in the overthrow of the
Gibson ministry and obtaining from Kain
kua a written pledge to promote constitu
tional reform and submit to the will of tho
lieople. The military continue to remain
on duty, but no further public meetings have
been held. The new ministry have assumed
control, and the new constitution was to tie
laid liefore the King on the day the steam
ship sailed. Ex Premier Gibson and his son
in-law, F. H. Hayoehlen, who were arrested
on June 30, were held in jail until Saturday
night, July 2. Then, owing to his age, he
was taken to his homo by order of the new
Attorney General, where ho remains under
a military guard.
Paris, July 13.—M. Flouquet, President
of the Chamber of Deputies, intimated this
afternoon that he was yielding to the wish
of the House in retaining the office of Presi
dent of the Chamber.
The bill of Gen. Ferron, Minister of War,
adding to the number of regiments in the
French army and augmenting the strength
of the companies in the present regiments,
was passed by the Chamber of Deputies this
afternoon. The bill for the reorganization
of the infantry was also passed by the
Chamlier of Deputies. On demand of M.
Rouvier a bill authorizing the collection of
direct taxes was marie the first order for
Friday, and if the measure is adopted, the
session will close immediately.
Mgr. Persico in Ireland.
Dublin, July 13. —Mgr. Persico, special
Papul envoy to Ireland, accompanied by
Archbishop Walsh, lias already visited many
of the Catholic institutions in the arch
diocese. In an address to-day at Sion Hall
Convent the Monsignor expressed the great
est satisfaction over the standard of educa
tion conferred in these religious institutions
and the devotion of the people to the Holy
Bulgaria’s Chosen Prince.
London, July 13. —It is stated that the
Bulgarian deputation sent to inform Prince
Ferdinand or his election as Prince of Bul
garia is urging him to proceed to Sofia,
assume the throne to which ho was elected
by the Sobranje, and confront the powers
with the accomplished fact of lux occupancy
of the Bulgarian throne.
Queen Victoria Rather Feeble.
London, July 13.—The Queen seems to
be rather feeble. She sat for an hour on
the terrace at Hatfield House, and then took
a short promenade, leaning on a stick.
During the afternoon she had quite a long
conversation with the Count of Paris.
The Sultan Still Refuses.
Constantinople, July 18.—The Sultan
persists in bis refusal to sign the convention
with England in reference to Egypt in jts
present form, notwithstanding he is urgent
ly advised to ratify it by both Germany and
Given a Special Rate.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 13. One of the
most important actions take.n by the rail
road passenger men at Niagara Falls yester
day was on the application of the jiooplo of
Ht. Louis for a |iecial rate from St. Louis
to Washington and return for the commit
tee of citizens. Tbe ground of tiie request
was that the people of Ht. Liuis wish Presi
dent Cleveland to visit their eity at all
events, and will therefore send a committee
to personally solicit him to attend. With
out much discussion the request was granted
and the rate) fixed at s2l 25 for the round
trip for each person. The matter was kept
From Mobile to New York.
New York, July 13. —Henry D. Haven,
Willis J. Best, Frank Rudd, Eraxtus Barnes,
Horace C. Burrows, B. F. Blair and John
B. B. Fiske filed article* of incorporation of
the New York and Mobile Steamship Com
pany. The capital stock i* $50,009. The
company i* to run twenty year*. Mr. Ha
ven is President. The company has been
operating a* an experiment for inx months.
It expects soon to build and run two steum
ers to run between this port and Mobile.
The business will be in freight exclusively.
A Defaulting Ex-Treaeurer Doad.
Harrisonburg, Va., July 13.— Samuel
R. Sterling, late Treasurer of thin county,
died here this morning. Seventeen indict
ment* for embezzlement and misappropria
tion of money were pending against him in
the county court. His hie was insured for
PROIiIBITJON IN KANSAS.
ANTIS FLOODING THE COUNTRY
WITH FALSE REPORTS.
The Squabble at Atchison not tho
Result of Treasury Depletion Caused
by the Closing of the Saloons A
Short History of the Movement and
Chicago, July 13.—0n July 2 a special
dispatch was sent from St. Joseph, Mo., to a
Chicago paper, in which it was stated: "The
closing of the saloons in Atchison, Kan.,
has cut off tho most profitable source of rev
enue, amounting to thousands of dollnl's a
year, mul as a result tho eity has not reve
nue to keep going;" that the police force,
with the exception of the Marshal and one
policeman, had been suspended; that the ser
vices of the firemen were to lie dispensed
with, and that the gas and electric lights
were to be shut off. This dispatch having
lutd wide publication, many letters of in
quiry have been received by Gov Martin, of
Kansas, and by the May.or of Atchison.
THE STATEMENT REFUTED.
Under the date of July 13 Gov. Martin
addressed a communication to Hou. Wil
liam Henry Smith, of the Associated Press,
in which lie says:
I am thoroughly familiar with the condition
of the city of Atchison and personally know
that the statements embodied in the St. Joseph
dispatch are false and misleading. The gas,
eleertic light and water supply of the city have
never been turned off; its police department has
lieen and is continuously on duty. The police
force has lieen largely reduced, but has, In the
absence of saloons, been ample to preserve the
jM'aoe and protect the property of citizens.
A local dispute concerning methods of taxation
and involving the adoption of a tax which has
been collected in the city of St. Joseph for
many years past is the only foundation for the
malicious aud untruthful dispatch from that
MALIC! NINO THK STATE.
This St. Joseph dispatch is only a fair sped
men of hundreds of false and malicious state
ments l have seen published in tiie iiew'HpaperH
of the country, during the past three or four
years, concerning Kansas and Kansas towns.
The whisky interest predicted that the abolition
of saloons in Kansas would injuriously affect
the material prosperity of the State, and false
hoods, intended to confirm that view, are con
stantly invented and circulated iu every section
of the country, and esiieciuliy in Status whore
movements are being made to banish saloons.
I uni receiving letters daily from different States,
making inquiry concerning tho effects and
results of our temperance law's on tho financial,
commercial and other material interests of our
Slati' and t hese letters all indicate that the work
of maligning Kansas is going on in every sue til si
of the country.
THE REAL FACTS.
Permit me, therefore, to give you the real
facts. The prohibition amendment to our con
stitution was adopted in and tl# lirst laws
to enforce it went into effect in May, 1881. The
war to banish saloons was for some years only
part ially successful. The amendment had been
adopted by a very meagre majority, and public
sentiment in nil our larger cities was overwhelm
ingly against it. As late as January, 1883, sa
loon* were open in fully thirty of the larger
yities of Kansas, including Topeka, the capital
’of theStatc. Hut steadily and surely public senti
ment against them spread and intensified. The
small majority that, had voted for the amend
ment was re-enforced, first, by law respecting
citizens w'ho are always willing to subordinate
their personal opinions to the majesty of tbe
law ; and second, by an equally large number
who, observing the practical results following
the abolition of saloons in different cities and
towns, became convinced that Kansas would be
more prosperous, happy, and in all respects a
better community of people if it had not an
open saloon within its tsirders. Bn the senti
ment of Kansas against the liquor traffic Ims
grown and strengthened until to-day I very
much doubt whether, of its 300,01)0 male voters,
more than 73,000 would, if they could, invite
back and reinstate saloons.
STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
A Negro Hurled 30 Feet fYom a
Bridge Near Athens.
Athens, Ga. , July 13.—This morning as
tbe 12 o’clock train on the Northeastern rail
road was approaching the bridge over tho
Oconee river, three miles from hero, the en
gineer discovered a negro man on the bridge
trying to reach the other end before the
train caught him. The engineer
blew for brakes and revei'sed
his engine, but liefore the
train could be stopped tho engine had struck
him and thrown him from the bridge, a dis
tance of some thirty feet. The negro was
put on the train in an unconscious condition
and brought to this cit y where a physician
pronounced him painfully but not seriously
hurt. At last accounts lie was doing as
well as could be expected. He says his name
is Tom Yerby, and that he had lieen black
Robert L. Reaves, who was shot yester
(Jay by Alderman I. V. Murray, is still
alive and is resting quietly to-night. The
physicians say that the ball entered his
stomach and pass(d through tho top part of
his liver to within a quarter of an inch
from tiie skin on his back, where it was re
moved late yesterday afternoon. There Is
no possible hope for his recovery. Murray
lias not been arrested, though there are sev
oral parties in hot pursuit. His friends say
that when the time comes be will give him
self up to the law.
Tho Teachers’ Convention at Chicago
Indorses the Blair Bill.
CHICAGO, July 13.—At to-day’s meeting
of tho National Educational Association
Mr. Mayo, of Boston, submitted the follow
That this, the largest and most important con
vention of teachers of the United .States ever
held in t he cause of the education of the Ameri
can people, reaffirms with emphasis its oft re
p-ated declaration that it is the duty of Con
gress U> come to the aid of the pi*qile of the
Southern Btato* of the Union in their present
heroic efforts Pi overcome the illiteracy which
is now a great misfortune of this sect ion, and If
neglected will speedily liecomo the peril and
shame of the whole republic.
lltHolreii. That the Wait- bill, twice passed
after long and deliberate discussion by the Sen
ntc of the United Status, is regarded by this
convention as a fit measure to accomplish this
end, and Congress Is urged to speedily enact
and the President of lie- United States to ate
prove it, that it may become tho law of the
hetmlved, That a committee of three persons
Is- appointed by the I’resi lent of this convention
which shall present the resolution to the appro
priate committee of Congress w ith tin reasons
for the repeated declaration of its faith in na
tional old to education In the South as recogn!
tjon of the coming era of national prosperity,
unity and perpetual peace.
The resolutions were referred to the Com
mittee on Resolutions.
Her Compose Out of Order.
Halifax, N. H., July 13.—Fifty-eight of
the passengers of the wrecked steamer Mer
rimack proceeded for BosPin to-day by the
steamer Carroll. The remainder*- will be
brought to Halifax at once by the steam
tug A. C. Whitney. The staPmient of pilot
Reynolds that the steamer’s oomjwuis was
out of order Is confirmed.
Cotton Future Brokers Fall.
New Ohj.kanh, July 13.—J. I>. I’eete ft.
Cos., Lading cotton future brokers, to-day
suspended owing to a failure to receive
heavy reimbursement* of margins expected
to-day. A member of the firm to-night
stated that their resumption is a duration of
but a few days.
A St. Louis Paper Gets the Views of
ST. Louis, July 18. —The Republican
will publish to-morrow a number of letters
from loading Democratic Congressmen who
have been conspicuous in connection with
finance and the tariff. The letters nro in
answer to a series of interrogatories re
cently sent thorn by the Republican. These
1. Is there a practical basis of compro
mise through which the Democrats in the
House can unite!
2. Would an equal cut of the internal and
tariff taxes afford such a basis}
8. Assuming this acceptable, is it feasible
to carry the element of compromise into the
selection of a tariff schedule}
■4. Are there concessions of any other kind
the ma jority of the party can offer without
sacriilce of principle!
5. Would a caucus further the accomplish
ment of the desired end?
Speaker Carlisle says in his opinion the
revenue will bo reduced at the next session.
The necessity of immediate reduction of the
revenue in order to prevent a large accumu
lation is so apparent that Congress cannot
afford to further delay consideration of this
question. There will tie differences of opin
ion, but these can lie reconciled on some
basis which will secure substantial relief.
Benton Mj'Millen, of Tennessee, says an
equal or nearly equal cut of the internal
and tariff taxes would afford a basis of
compromise. He favored repeal of oppres
sive internal taxes, and believed that the
tariff on necessities should be reducod.
Representative Breckenridge, of Ken
tucky, is in favor of real revision of the
tariff and increase of the free list by placing
thereon raw materials and necessaries, as
the revenue must Is l reduced.
Ex-Speaker Kaudalt believed that a com
promise could lie effected by a fair and just
revision of the present tariff. He did not
entertain a feeling ol’ vengeance against the
producers in this country, because they are
enjoying a season of prosperity.
He preferred their welfare to
their distress. He favored abolish
ing tho internal revenue system,
lie did not believe an equal cut in internal
and tariff taxes would do. He did not be
lieve in free trade, and did not think the
advocates of that policy would dare to carry
it out. Ho found that the loudest advocates
of this policy demanded the greatest protec
tion for the products of their districts.
A lIASIS KOR COMPROMISE.
S. 8. Cox, of New York, believed thore
was a basis for compromise. Ho know ol
several measures which will facilitate the
collection of customs duties Pi which no oh
jection could be raised from any party,
Tlioir advocacy involved no sacrifice of
principle. He thought a caucus necessary
to accomplish a harmonious end.
Representative Collins, of Massachusetts,
thought a compromise possible.
George D. Wise, of Virginia, and J. 8.
Henderson, of North Carolina, strongly ml
voeated repeal of the internal tuxes, espec
ially on tobacco.
A PITCHED BATTLE.
Railroaders and City Authorities Fight
Over a Grade.
Cleveland, 0., July 13.—A special from
Youngstown, 0., says: "A regular pitchod
battle between about fifty Pittsburg and
Western railroad employes, mostly Italians,
on one side and the city police force, with
twenty-live specials, sixty of the engineer
and street commissioner’s force, every inoin
ber of the City Council and fire department,
under the leadership of Marshal Williams,
on the other, took place this after
noon. Contractor Kelly, of the Pittsburg
and Western road, had a construction train
across Mill street, making a roadbed about
three feet above its grade, when the city
forces, at a given signal blown on the fire
whistle, put in their ajipearance and two
well directed streams from throe-inch noz
zles soon drowned the railroaders out.
They deserted their locomotive and cars and
the police mounted the locomotive. The
railroaders rallied and climbed upon it
and a battle took place. Revolvers
were drawn and tho police used clubs and
both parties fought until they all tumbled
out of the engine cab. By this time 2,(XXI
people congregated and a hand to hand fight
occurred. The police again mounted the
locomotive and pulled the train out of
roach. Several arrests have been made,
among them that of Contractor Kelly, who
is in the lock-up. The city forces are now
shoveling away the obstructions."
Brooklyn’s "L” Road Btrlke.
New' York, July 13. —The Brooklyn
Elevated railroad was at irregu
lar and long intervals to-day. The Super
intendent says he is going to run the road
without dictation, and the men say ho will
have to grant their demands. There have
been, fortunately, no accidents of a serious
nature as yot. A conference between rep
resentatives of the road and the strikers
was held before the State Board of Arbitra
ATLANTA’S WINE DEALERB.
Lawyers Find a Loophole of Escape
for Those Who Have Money.
Atlanta. Ua., July 13.—1n the Recor
der’s Court to-day Philip Britenbucher
and Jacob Vogt, Ids bartender, were fined
$lO each and sentenced to twenty-five days
on the public works. Writs of certiorari
were taken to the Superior Court in liotli
cases, which were ref used by Judge Richard
(,’larke, upon which the cases went by bills
of exception to tho Hupreme Court, and
the bonds in each case were fixed at
SSOO und readily given. It is about de
monstrated now that a wine-room man who
lias money cannot lie sent to the stockade
by Recorder Anderson. The lawyers have
found, a loop hole on the certiarori side of
the court, and some other method than
using the Btockade as a scare-screw to break
up the wine room men who sell whisky will
have to be adopted.
The Treasurer rondo his financial report
to the Governor to-day for the quarter end
ing March 31, as follows: Balance in the
Treasury Jan. 1, $731,038 75: receipts dur
ing tiie quarter. $510,369 96; disbursements,
#872,283 oh. The 1 aided debt was reduced
during tho quarter by #140,700, leaving out
standing #8,840,320. The state received to
day s4*ls as quarterly dividends on 180 shares
of Georgia railroad stork.
Hosmer and McKay Win.
Worcester, Mass., July 13.—The
double scull rare at Lake Quim-igamond to
day was rowed at 4 o’clock. The contest
ants were Teenier ami Hum in, Ross and
Loe, and Hosmer and McKay. Tenyeck
and Laing have dissolved and did not row.
Idling has gone home to Montreal. Hosmer
and McKay won. Teenier and Hamm
broke an oar. Rosa and Is* were second.
The time of the winners was 18 minutes and
Firemen in a Huff.
Charlotte, N. C., July 18.—The volun
teer tire department of this city disbanded
to night. The trouble arose out of bills
made by the department which the Aider
men refuse to pay.
j PRICK lrt A YE AR. I
j 5 CENTS A COPY. |
SHARP'S TOTTERING STEPS
THE BRIRE-GIVER GOES TO COURT
BUT IS NOT SENTENCED.
Judge Barrett too 111 to Appear on
the Bench—The Procession Almost
Like a Funeral—Crowds of People
Rush to See the Old Man.
New York, July 13.—A carriage con*
tabling Sharp, Warden Keating, of Ludlow
street jail; Deputy Sheriff Curran, Mr.
Selmes and Mr. Sharp’s coachman turned
into Chambers from Centre street a little
after 10 o’clock this morning. It was sur
rounded by a jostling, eager crowd of fifty
people and its progress was very slow. The
crowd was augmented by another crowd
that had been in waiting an hour at the
court house steps. Tho carriage finally
halted at the foot of the great steps and
with much labor the aged defendant
DRAGGING HIMSELF ALONG,
lie hung on tho arms of his son-in-law,
Mr. Selmes, and his faithful coachman and
Deputy Sheriff Curran and Warden Keat
ing took positions liehind tho two as they
walked into the basement door of the momte
ment to another who had corrupted the
governmental waters of the city. Sharp's
movements were painfully slow. One foot
was placed before the other with groat
effort, and then but dragged. In the corri
dors of the Supreme Court floor a dozen
policemen forced the crowd away from the
stairways lending to the court of Oyer ami
Terminer, but tho advancing procession
from the basement door did not descend the
IN TIIE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
Tho old man walked, aided by his crutches,
into the private office of Sheriff Grant ami
the doors were quickly closed against the
crowd that hod already scented the game
and rushed down from the corridor above.
A moment later the wife of Sharp arrived,
in another carriage and she too was sup-|
ported as sho walked into the courthouse byj
ner grandson, George Sharp, and anotheri
young man. Ten minuteH Inter the door o|
Sheriff Grant’s office opened and the
little procession started across the lobby to
the staircase leading to the court room,
where Sharp was to lie sentenced. Slowly
Sharp ascended the stairs, he being almost
a lifeless burden upon the arms of Mr,
Selmes and the coachman.
LIKE A FUNERAL.
The whole atmosphere was that of a fune
ral. ('apt. Billy Ricketts stood at the door
of the court chandler at the head of the
stairs and opened the double portals to
admit tho little procession, dosing them
quickly again after they hail passed.
JUDGE BARRETT ABSENT.
It was 10:55 o’clock when they entered.
Sharp was lod to a seat before the bar,
where he sank down in a state of utter col
lapse and buried his face in a handkerchief.
To tho surprise of evoryone. Judge Donohuo
was sitting on the bench, instead of Judge
Barrett. The crier declared the court
opened, and almost in the same
breath declared that it was
adjourned to to-morrow at 12 o’clock.
It was then learned that Judge Barrett was
ill at his home and unable to appear in
court to sentence Sharp. The illness of
Judge Barrett had consequently obliged a
postponement of the sentencing of the con
victed bribe giver. Accompanied by those
who had lieen with him on his way to court,
Sharp was escorted hack to a carriage iu
waiting outside tho building and driven
track to Ludlow street jail.
Actual Time of the Boats Which Sailed
o j the First Day.
St. Augustine, Fla., July 13.—The re
gatta to-day was very interesting. The
wind was light. The attendance was small,
hut excursions are expected in to-morrow.
Following aro the entries and actual sailing!
time to-day, the first five being St. Au
Arrow, of Indian River 2:82:841
Viking, of I'alatka 2:40:09
Hero, of Jacksonville 2:30:39
Capt. Conovar, of the Viking, entered a
protest against the Hattie for throwing her
gaif topsail overboard, and also against the
starters for not startiiig on advertised time,
alleging favoritism. Tne Maude and Hattie
are the favorites. Great disappointment is
felt on account of the absence of the Che
rn an n and other expected yachts.
The oratorio of “Queen Esther” was given
this evening to a crowded house. Prof.
Beardslee has had charge of all the arrange
ments and scored a great triumph.
ON THE TtJRF.
The Events of the Thirteenth Day’s
Racing at Chicago.
Chicago, July 18.— This was the thir
teenth day’s racing of the Washington Parle
Club. Tho weather was pleasant and tha
track good. The events were as follows:
First Hack -Mile; all ages. Rosalind won,
wit h Hindoo Rose second and Montrose third.
Secono Rack—All ages; six furlongs. Little
Minch won, with Pearl* 1 .Jennings second and
Only I)arc third. Time 1:15W.
Third Rack Dearts.rn handicap, for 3-year
olds; one and an eighth miles. Carry won, with
Harunda second and Florimore third. Time
Fourth Rack—3-year-olds and upwards; one
and a quarter miles Warhoo won, with Wan
deroo second ami Matarie third. Time 2:08.
Firm Rack All ages; one mile. Aurelia had
practically a walk over. Time 1.478^
Hixtii Rack All ages; selling; seven furlongs.
Swine led from the start and won easy, with
Hetty second and l’endennis third. Time I:2iHj.
Gen. Richard Rowett, one of the best
known nwidents of Southern Illinois, and a
man who is familiar in all parts of the coun
try in connection with running the turf and
the breeding of thoroughbred horses,
dropped dead at Washington Park race
track this morning.
THE LIVERPOOL CUP.
London, July 13.—The race for the
Liverpool cup at the Liverpool July meet
ing to-day was won by Vaster, with Chip
|H-way second, and Kildare third. There
were seven starters.
Arrest of a Fugitive.
W atcroks, Oa„ July 18. —Tillman Blunt,
tho negro who shot another negro through
the breast at this place last Christmas, was
arrested at Ponchatoula, I-a., to-day. His
victim, utter a lingering illness, recovered.
A warrant charging attempted murder has
been in the hamls of the Sheriff of this
county ever since. He will l>e extradited as
soon as tho papers con bo obtained from the
“Takino a little trip, eh, grandpa?” said a
little boy to an old gentleman who was busily
engaged la (string his corns.
“1 do ant, know that 1 can call it much of a
Journey, going over this infernal corn,” replied
“You trill not take in the entire corn-field,
probahly, but you will be able to set oer one
acker, anyway.’’ re pi led the boy.—Carl Piets* L