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CATiS FOR THE NEGROES.
COUNCIL GOES TO THE INTER
Julius l. Brown Questions tho Com
mission’s Jurisdiction Over the Com
uiaint Council Tells of the Rough
Treatment to Which Ho Was Sub
jected -Briofn Submittod by Both
Washington, July 98.— Tho Interstate
, .mimcreo Commission to-day gave n hoar
in" in the case of W. H. Council against the
Western and Atlantic railroad. Council is
a colored man vvho having purchased a first
cljuss ticket charges that lie was reft .eel per
cussion to ride in a first class car and was
forced to go into a smoking ear. Tho rail
road company was represented by Julius L.
Brown, of Atlanta, and the complainant by
John D. Brandon and Oscar R. Hundley, of
Huntsville. Mr. Brown interposed some
objections to tho admission of certain depo
sitions, and during a brief discussion which
ensued, Mr. Brown stated his purpose to
enter a motion to throw out the complaint,
upon the ground of lack of jurisdiction,
this being, he asserted, merely a claim for
The Chairman in reply, said the commis
sion would not sit here to try any mere
question of damages, hut that this was
much more. Here were charges of unjust
discrimination against a class of citizens.
If there were such a case it ought to ariso
upon facts which are open, public and noto
rious, and thererought to be no difficulty in
regard to them. The objection being over
ruled, the charges and response were read.
The gist of the railroad’s refily is that tho
complainant went into the ladies’ car in de
fiance of tho rules of the company and re
ins -d to go into another car, ami it was the
passengers and not the trainmen who as
saulted him. The answer admits tho duty
of the company to furnish equal accommo
dations for all first-class passengers, but it
claims the right to classify passengers either
by a color line or otherwise.
After tho reading of a number of depo
sitions Council was sworn. He is an intelli
gent looking colored man, well dressed, self
possessed and of good address. He is a
minister of the gospel and principal of tho
State normal school at Huntsville. In re
ply to inquiries by the counsel he told the
story of his ejection from a car in which he
had taken his seat. Ho entered the car
without objection on the part of any one.
He was told by someone whom he did not
recognize as a trainpian that he must go
forward, to which he paid no attention. He
was finally approached by two men, one of
whom carried a lantern, and tho other had
his hand upon his hip pocket.
The man witli the lantern seized the wit
ness, hit. him over the head several times
with the lantern, cutting his head badly
and breaking the glass. The witness ap
pealed to the passengers, but without avail.
His assailants then seized and carried him
into the forward car. This car was very
filthy and was full of smoke. As ho was
being passed from one car to the other a
brakeman told him this was what he got for
not moving when requested.
THE MAN WHO STUCK THE BLOW.
The counsel for the respondent opened his
side of the case by reading a scries of depo
sitions from one of the passengers, named
Whitsett. The following appears to have
been the style of Council’s invitation to
change cars: “I walked forward to the
front of the car and told Bums, the flag
man. that I wanted his lantern a minute. I
took it out of his hand, then turned and
walked back to where Council was sitting
and told him there was to bo
no more foolishness, that I did not want to
hurt him, but that he hod to go. He replied
very insolently that he would not go, and I
grabbed him, and struck him over the head
w ith the lantern, I koeked him out of his
seat and pulled him out together. Ho fell
to ttic floor and as he raised up he came to
wards me, and I let him have it again witli
tho lantern. I hit him several times before
1 conquered him, and then rushed him right
out nt the white car into the darkeys car.
He was willing to go by the time I got
through w ith him.
THE USAGES OF THE ROAD.
Several depositions taken at Huntsville
regarding complainant’s political ami social
record were thrown out as irrelevant,
"he conductor of the train was sworn,
and testified in substance that the colored
car on that trip was similar in construction
and appointments to the ladles’ car, except
that one end was partitioned off for smokers
and was in a little better condition. If a
widte man should enter the colored car, the
witness would request him to go out, and if
lie refused ho would make hitu go. A white
limn unaccompanied by Indies would bo
compelled to enter the smoker, but after the
train started lie might go into the ladies’ car
it there were vacant seats. This practice
'vas in compliance with the bulletin order
of the road, but the orders were not printed.
1 ne witness never did put a white man out
’’’ me ladies’ ear if he behaved himself, and
uever heard of its being done. No lady on
Uie train had requested it. The counsel did
l.'>t question tho witness regarding the as
sault, as they understood from the commis
si m t hat that, was not essential to tho matter
The flagman of the train was sworn and
wroborrateil the conductor.
Mr. Brown submitted a motion to discuss
• ■ ease, both sides submitted printed briefs,
U o' B "wring ended. The defendant’s
'pets are two in number, the first main
lining the right of the railroad to classify
- I'it. songers on the color line; the second
trussing the question of jurisdiction. The
.mplalnaiita brief, admitting the right of
iieyitloation, maintains that, it is the duty
'me railroad to furnish equal facilities and
w’nvemences for the two races.
he commission has now cleared its dock
el eases assigned for hearing during tho
in'r' nfl ~ n" nth. Commissioner Hcnoon
i, . Inft tho city tilts evening for his
J? 1 ’, 1 " V’w York, and his colleagues will
it! :!" ' t ‘ nVo Washington next week. It
iiur h' 1 ' ,,BBen t purpose t<> take a recess dur
tini,, ‘ month of August and to resume
L duties on Kept. 10, at which date they
assigned a hearing at Rutland, Vt.
CLEVELAND AT OAK VIEW.
the Chief Magistrate Is Spending
the Heated Term.
Washington, July 23.—The Presidentre
oincd at his country home, Oak View, to
te!r . n mutters which he desires
. dispose of as soon os possible. He expects
audT'a "I the summer at Oak View,
*arv n < r )m ° ' n f° the city only when necee-
IV iVr ‘ f <amont remains on duty at the
0r ‘ l,l House during the day, attending to all
in ,i lr .-' Business and goes out to Oak view
H, "oertioon to lay liefnre the Prssidpnt
I;, requiring his personal attention,
driv' spends the evening at ( hikview,
lr ,' n K * n *° the city every morning. No
p-J ‘p'*nents have yet lieen male or the
bi, ?.< ,‘ nt * or hiuviiig the Capitol prior to
““ hi Georgia in (Jctoljer.
LIGHTNING AND FLOOD.
A House Undermined by Water and
Two Women Killed.
Phillipsburg. N. J., July 28.—An un
precedented electric storm, accompanied by
a heavy rainfall, occurred hero to-day. The
house of George Fox, station agent at Ma
nunka Chunk, was undermined by water
from tho tunnel and wrecked. Fox’s mother
nnu niece, Mrs. Beers, were killed. Several
farm houses were struck by lightning.
Tlie Buttsvillo depot was burned. All
telegraph and telephone lines are down.
The storm caused great destruction to prop
erty throughout the country.
BRIDGES WASHED AWAY.
New York, July 28. —Two bridges on the
Harlem railroad between Hillsdale and Cra
rvville were washod away by the flood yes
terday morning, und all traffic was suspend
ed on tho road beyond that point. The
Chatham express due here at 10:25 o’clock
was caught between two washouts and is
unable to go cither way. The washouts are
several hundred feet long and it will require
two or three days to repair them. It will
be impossible for the imprisoned train to
get through before to-morrow. There are
But few passengers aboard, otherwise there
would be difficulty in finding food for them,
as there are not many houses in the neigh
borhood. One of the bridges is badly dam
aged, many fences have also been washed
DIXON’S BODY FOUND.
The body of Dixon, the ice cream manu
facturer who lost his lifo while fishing in
Princess Bay yesterday afternoon, has been
recovered. The appearanco of the body
showed that Mr. Dixon was not struck by
lightning, but was stunned by the shock
which killed his companion John P. Ryan,
and thrown overboard and was drowned be
fore assistance could reach him. .The body
was well preserved and was attired in a full
suit of clothes. Mi-. Dixon wore a diamond
stud valued at $3,000. This was found in
his shirt front.
Washington, July 28. —Dispatches from
several points in New Jersey and along the
Delaware and Lehigh rivers in Pennsylva
nia, report great rainstorms to-day, heavy
floods in all the streams and much inter
ruption to railroad travel. One or two
cases of drowning are reported.
TEXAS’ CATTLE TRAIL.
No Doubt but the Days for Big Drives
Have Gone By.
St. Louis, Mo., July 23.—Telegrams from
Dallas and San Antonio, Tex., discredit the
report that the Texas cattle trail is to be
abandoned and that 50,000 head of cattle on
their way to Wyoming were yesterday
turned back at the Arkansas river. Col.
Simpson, who was reported as having agents
at the alleged cattle growers’ meeting nt
Denver, says his company was not repre
sented there and that, ail the cattle he had
sent over the trail this summer are now in
Wyoming. He says it is probably true that
there is little demand for Texas cattle in
Wyoming, but that this will not cause a
heavy loss or probable failures.
Maj. Hillyard thought the report was in
tended to alarm Texas cattlemen. He
thought the trail cattle were finding slow
sale, but there was plenty of gross in In
dian Territory and no necessity to turn the
herds hack. From other quarters it was
generally reeognized that the old clays of
the trail is over and the only salvation is to
establish packing houses in Texas.
The Chairman of the Board Recom
mended Fixing the Boys.
Chicago, July 23.—The interest in the
big boodle case this morning was greater
than over on account of the damaging testi
mony given bv ex-Commissioner Lynn yes
terday. To-day ho was subjected to a
severe cross examination, but in
the main his testimony was unshaken.
The members of the firm of Clow & Cos.
next gave their experience with the boo
dlers. They testified that Ed McDonald de
manded commissions from them on all
orders, and when they appealed to Mr.
Klehm. chairman of the Board of Commis
sioners and one of tho defendants, he said
they “had better take care of tho boys” or
else they would find themselves at the end
oi their rope.
Ohio’s Liquor Plank.
Washington, July 23.—Through a tele
graphic error the clause of the Ohio Demo
cratic platform in relation to the liquor
traffic was made to read: “We declare in
favor of prohibition of the liquor traffic,
etc.” It should have been as follows: “We
declare in favor of proper regulation of tho
liquor traffic, and believe it to be the duty of
all good citizens to aid in reducing to a mini
mum the evils resulting therefrom, and to
this end favor tho submission of an amend
ment to tho constitution providiug for the
license of such traffic.”
Varnville’s New Well.
Varnville, S. C., July 23.—The ma
chinery for boring an artesian well was
placed in positton to-day by O. C. Harring
ton, superintendent of wells for the Central
Railroad Company, and a good flow of
water is expected within ton flays. The
well is on the Central railroad right of way,
and convenient to the business jiortion of
The crop prospect was never better in
Hampton, and the seasons for both corn and
cotton good. The peach crop was totally
destroyed early in tho spring by hail
In Poor Taste.
St. Louis, July 23.—A few days ago the
Ohio ami Mississippi railroad made a special
rate for the committee that leaves this eity
to night to invite the President, to v isit St
Louis’ On account of this, to-day the Van
dalia road announces a *5 round trip rate to
th*> public, ami that moil claims that the
Ohio and Mississippi road violated the inter
state commerce law by discriminating in
favor of the members of the Presidential
Louisiana’s First Rice.
New York, July 23.—Talmage Sons &
Cos. of Now Orleans, telegraph the arrival
of the first parcel of the new crop of Louis
iana rice. R "Bl Ist niilled at once, and
fives promise of a much higher order of
turnout than usual in early receipts. If no
untoward event occurs, such as wind nr
min tho turn out of Louisiana rice this
vonr will lie very nearly equal to that of tho
An Election Crook Surrenders.
Baltimore, July 23.--Henry Helnfewr
llng, one of the convicted judges of election,
who failed to appear when his confederates
were sentenced, surrendered himself in the
Criminal Court to-day. Judge Duffy sen
tonced turn to two years in jnri and to pay a
ftno off L"00.
The Air Brakes Not Tooted.
8t Thomas, Ont., July z3.— Evidence
given last night at the ‘pquesi into the re
eent railway disaster, went to snow that it
was caused through the failure of Conductor
iSpet.ligue to test the air brake before leav
ing Port Stanley. He has loen arresUsl.
The inuuost bus been adjourned till Monday
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1887.
ENGLAND’S DOGS OF WAR.
A GREAT JUBILEE NAVAL REVIEW
Thousands of People Gather to Wit
ness the Spectacle One Hundred and
Twenty-eight Pennants Participate
In the Parade—Hundreds of Small
Craft Dot the Water—The Queen
Sails Down the Line Amid Tremen
dous Cheering llluminations at
Portsmouth, July 23.—Portsmouth and
South Sea have been thronged for days past
in anticipation of the jubilee naval review
fixed for this afternoon at Spithcad. The
crowds were immensely augmenteed this
morning by the arrival of innumerable vis
itors from all parts of tlie country, who
came by special trains from London and
other centres. Good positions for
observing the display were
all well occupied. The weather
could not be more favorable. There was
bright sunshine and a light breeze was blow
ing. Everybody was in holiday attire, and
the gay dresses and tho splendid uniforms
gave tho crowded thoroughfares a brilliant
appearance. Bpix:ial trains brought down
from London the Lord Admiralty members
of tho Houso of Lords and Commons, and
numerous representatives of foreign lega
Minister Phelps traveled in a special
saloon coach. He was accompanied by his
wife and Mrs. Loomis. In tho same coacli
with the American Minister were Robert
McLane, United States Minister to France;
| JabezL. M. Curry, United States Minister
to Spain; Henry White, Second Secretary
of the American Legation at Lon
don, and his wife; Lieut. Chadwick,
naval attache of the American Legation
at London, Mrs. Chadwick, Lieut. Bucking
ham, naval attnekee of the American lega
tion nt Paris, Mre. Buckingham, Hon.
Thomas M. Waller, United States Consul
General at London, Gen. Joseph R. Hawley,
Senators Frye anil A. J. Hopkins member
of Congress from Aurora. Ills. Minister
Phelps’ party appeared to thoroughly enjoy
themselves, all being in the best of spirits.
H. L. Morton and family were aboard a
private yacht. Ezra Rust, Augustus Jay,
Second Secretary of the American Legation
at Parts, Chester A. Arthur, Mrs. Frank
Leslie and Logan Roots were also afloat
aboard different crafts. Mr. Jay, accom
panied by Mr. Kane, being aboard tho Hel
icon, the rigging of which was all hidden by
flags. W. K. Vanderbilt’s yacht, Alva,
was conspicuous in the marine procession to
Spithcad, and was beautifully decorated
with flags. The scene at Portsmouth was
one of extreme animation. Hundreds of
private crafts of every description, all hand
somely decorated anil well freighted with
gaily dressed people, being anchored here.
A MARINE PICNIC.
It looked like a gigantic marine picnic.
The Bonnie Doon carried scores of Ameri
cans. The crowds afloat and ashore were
enormous. On arriving at the Portsmouth
dockyard the favored ones embarked on
hoard the troop shins appointed to eonvey
them from here and from Southampton to
Spithead. The firet troop ships to leave
with guests were two huge Indian liners
from Southampton which excited much ad
miration from the crowds on shore. They
were quickly followed by others from the
Portsmouth dockyard jetty. Numerous
largo steamboats afforded t he general public
an opportunity to witness the review from
128 IN THE PARADE.
The vessels participating in the pageant
as paraders numbered 128 pennants, and
included 3 squadrons of ironclads and
cruisers, aggregating 34 vessels, 75 torpedo
boats, gun boats and iron defense ships, di
vided into 5 flotillas, 0 training brigs and 3
troopships. Besides these 128 ships under
drill, there were the imperial and Indian
troop ships appointed to carry distinguished
visitors, and small vessels and dockyard
craft allotted to the corporation of Ports
mouth, all of which were well-laden und
IN FOUR LINES.
War ships were drawn up in four lines,
facing up tho channel, the starboard col
umn being opposite the Tsle of Wight, and
the port column lining off Portsmouth. The
ships were stationed two cables apart, the
lilies being three cables between. The flo
tillas were ranged in double columns be
tween the port, column of the ironclads and
tho mainland, and the troop ships were
placed in single column between trie star
lioard line and the Isle of Wight. This
made four lines of vessels on one side of the
channel and three on the other, extending
from South Sea Castle to the Rye middle
shoal, a distance of over two miles. Each
ship patroled by steamboat the space tie
tween her and the ship next, to eastward to
keep tho scene free from intrusion. The
vessels conveying visitors were permitted
to make a tour of the columns before 2
o’clock, after which they took up the posi
tions assigned them.
TIIK SMALL VESSELS.
The small vessels appropriated to visitors
anchored nt 8 o'clock abreast the tortaslo
flotillas. The private craft carrying sight
seorr must have numbered several hundred.
They represented tho pleasure boats of all
nations mul climes, and darted about like
birds of different plumage, importing un
paralleled beauty to a scene otherwise un
precedented. The whole scene, surveyed
just before 3 o’clock, when the naval vessels
were all in pliice. their decoration full
flung and their crew in holiday pose, pri
vate craft hurrying to good places and the
multitudes ashore flocking themselves to the
best to see the event of the day, was glo
rious in the extreme.
THE LIKE NEVER KEEN BEFORE.
Probably no such fleet was ever seen lie
fore in time of peace. Every class of the
British navy was represented. The review
of the Crimean fleet by the Queen and
Prince Consort, thirty-one years ago, would
suffer by comparison with this. Some of tho
stout wooden siii] is which flgure in that re
view were visible in Portsmouth harbor to
day. decked bravely out for the occasion.
Nelson’s old ship, the Victory, was also a
conspicuous object, and her old tim
bers echoed again and again K.
boat after boat passed her, the full comple
ment cheering vociferously. More than
that tho old ship mounted a gun or two and
joined in the universal salute jo the Queen,
shortly alter 2 o'clock, when order was per
ceptible on the water *!,e Euphrates, Croco
dile ami Malabar yl oceeded to the west
ward of Osborne, and stood in readiness to
escort the royal yachts when, tho Queen em
barked at 3 o’cock to review the fleet. The
Quc a left the Oslxime House a few minutes
3o'clock and went alsiord tho royal
yacht Victoria and Albert.
THE QUEEN SETS RAIL.
Her majesty left the buoy at Osborne liay
promptly at 8 o'clock. She was preceded
by the Trinity yacht and was followed by
tno royn l yuehts Osborne and Alberta and
the ships Enchantress. Helicon, Euphrates,
Crocodile and Malabra. The royal pro
cession proceeded straight to its destination
and passed between thu lines, leaving tho
coast defence ships, gunboats and
torpedo boats on the port hand.
After proceeding as far as Horse
Elbow buoy the Victoria and Alberta
turned to the starboard, passed between the
two columns of largo ships forming the A,
B and C squadrons, and then between the
lines of the foreign ships of war. As her
majesty passed through the lines of these
endless war ships, each yard being manned
with brawny tars, doufouing cheer after
cheer was stint up from the lusty crews to
greet their sovereign.
BELCHING OF THE GUNS.
But it was not until the Queen had gone
through the double lines that the great can
non or tho big ships began to thunder forth
the royal salute with a roar that caused the
great vessels to roll, and tho sea to increase
its heaving as shot after shot came booming
over the water. On such vessels
as had no masts the turrets, breast
works and decks wero lined by
Jack Tars, and the Queen hail
no reason to complain of her reception,
either on her progress down the lino or on
her return to Osborne, which was safely
reached before (5 o'clock. Taken altogether
tho vessels, which were drawn up in line
when the Queen passed, extended over four
miles, and even tliis length was aided to by
tho great troop ships laden with spectators
also falling into lino and saluting the Queen
as she made her progress.
ILLUMINATIONS AT NIGHT.
After the review all the visitors were
landed from tho troop ships and sent ashore,
but the work of the day was not yet over,
for between !l und 10 o’clock to-night all the
ships along the lines wore illuminatis! with
lanterns and long lights, and rockets wero
discharged at intervals, and the sight
was extremely pretty as viewed from
tlie shore. On Monday next
all the vessels comprising the squadrons
will put to sea to their several stations, car
rying instructions for making sham attacks
on various undefended portions of the Brit
ish coasts in order to test the efficiency of
the English land defensive arrangements.
The Queen did not reach Cowes until 8:40
o’clock to-night, the royal yacht being de
tained by a dense fog.
Tonight, electric search lights are sweep
ing the streets and the spectacle afloat and
ashore lias never been equaled.
GARRETT GOES TO EUROPE.
He Will Keep All the Ives Forfeits the
Law Allows Him.
New York, July 23. —Among the pas
sengers taken by the steamer Etruria, which
left this morning for Liverpool, were Robert
Garrett and Chauncey M. Depew.
Hoadly, Lauterbach & Johnson, the coun
sel for Messrs. Ives and company, state that
the papers in the Garrett suit will not lie
completed until the twenty days allowed by
law have expired. Vico President. King and
General Counsel Cowon, of the Baltimore
and Ohio road, called at the office to-dav,
hut nothing resulted from tho meeting. A
friend of Mr. Garrett’s, who was in his
company during tho most of the time spent
by Mr. Garrett in this city, said to-day that
Ives and company would be treated by Mr.
Garrett the same as any other contracting
parties would. They hail made a contract,
and failed to keep it. Mr. Garrdtt will not
sell his stock to them now on any terms,
and of the payments made Mr. Garrett will
keep all that he has title to.
The Race With Gaudaur in the West a
Pullman, lll.'July 23.—Probably the
greatest lizzie of a boat race ever rowed in
the West was the one here this afternoon, in
which Edward Hanlon nominally defeated
Jacob Gaudaur. It hail been announced
that the contest would be for the chain
plonship of America, SI,OOO a side, and
to each of the participants a slice of
the receipts at tlie gate in addition. It was
expected that the result would definitely
decide whether Hanley, whom many people
still believed the world’s greatest oarsman,
had virtually closed his career. Hanlon won
in 20:32. (iaudaur’s backer acknowledges that
he told his man to lose the race, and he did
so by getting a quarter of a mile out of the
track. The race was rowed after dark, and
when Hanlon finished Gaudaur could not be
seen from the stand.
A Scheme Which Is Not Very Likely
to be Consummated.
New York, July 23.— 1 t is said that the
Brotherhood of Telegraphers are consider
ing a project to purchase the Baltimore
lines. Tho sum they offer is $3,000,000.
The Brotherhood offer to pay $51X1,000 cash
on the acceptance of their prop
osition, and to pay tlie remain
ing $2,500,000 nt the end of
six months. This large sum it is proposed
to raise by assessing each member of the
brotherhood SSO a month for six months.
There are 21,(100 members, and the loaders
among them entertain no doubt of their
ability to thus raiso the sum required.
Enforcing the Crimes Act.
Dublin, July 23. —The Marquis of Lon
donderry. Lord Lieutenant, presided to-day
at a meeting of the Privy Council, It, wii*
decided to proclaim under the crimes act
all counties except Antrim. Prior to this
meeting a conference of the resident magis
trates was held, and it was decided to en
force tho new law with firmness.
Mr. O’Brien, editor of United Ireland,
will go to Luggacuran to morrow to inau
gurate a scheme for the erection of huts for
the use of evicted tenants.
The Carolina and Knoxville.
Asheville, N. July 23. —Arrange
ments have been completed for the construe
tion of the Carolina and Knoxville railroad.
Chief Engineer Ramseur has been directed
to push the surveys and get, the work ready
for contract, sufficient money having lieen
guaranteed. The Northwest will soon have
(he most direct outlet to the South Atlantic
States. Ijarge iron and coal interest in
Tennessee and North Carolina and other
States support the 'nterprise.
SLottsboro Still Excited.
Flnthvillk, Ala.. July 23. —The
'vildest excitement still prevails at Hcofts
boro, Ala., where the young man, Duke
Carapliell, wus murdered a few days ago.
Two men, James Duncan and his sou, have
been arrested and placed under S2,IKK)
bonds. It is generally believed tliat, the
men who committed tills homicide are also
connected with the robliery of a safe a few
days prior to the killing. The circum
stances so far joint to the guilt of tho men
Dixie's Rate Committee.
Huntsville, Ala., July 23.—Tlie South
ern Passenger Kate Committee, com tewed
of some twenty-five or thirty general jms
senger agents of the Grand Trunk line* of
the country, will convene at Hotel Monte
Hano on Aug. 10, and will remain in session
two or three <luy. They last met at Old
Point Comfort, Va., and have selected
Monte Hano as the uext place of meeting in
view of the oppressive weather und tho de
lightful breezes of tho famous place.
GERMANY STILL ON TOP.
RUSSIA AND FRANCE BOTH HELD
The Teutonic Presa Temporarily
Ceases Its Attacks on Russian Se
curities The Czar Alarmed by the
Fall In Prices—France’s New Mobili
zation Scheme Not Considered Dan
[Copyright 1887 by the Sew York Associated
Berlin, July 28. —The campaign against
Russian securities lias abated, but the belief
on tho Bourse is that tho cessation of the
newspaper attacks is merely a reinistie.
Tho renewal of the raid depends partly on
the alteration of Russia’s economic policy
and partly on the power of small German
capitalists having Russian investments to
stand further strain. The war has al
ready taught Russia that Germany
has effective means of retaliation
for hostile tariffs and commercial restric
tions imposed upon German trade and
traders. Tho Russian ambassador’s return
to Berlin on Wednesday was unexpected at
the embassy and was due solely to the alarm
felt at St. Petersburg over the depreciation
of Russian securities and the stoppage of
Russian credit at all the European financial
IMPORTUNING TnE BANKERS.
Count Hchouvaloff conferred with the
chiefs of the firms of Mendelssohn A Bleicli
rndc-rsnnd with other eminent bankers, and
tried to influence them by assurances ol'
Russia’s desire to cultivate more friendly
economic relations with Germany. The am
bassador, however, made no official repre
sentation on the subject to the German
Foreign Office. His statements
were communicated to Prince Bis
marck through tho Bleichrodors
and us tho bankers recommended a cessa
tion of,tlie attacks if only on account of
German investors. Russians have lieen al
lowed a period of rest. It is impossible to
calculate with exactitude tho ioss to holders
of Russian securities since the official inspi
ration set the raid going. The estimates
range between 150,000,000 marks to 250,000,-
000 marks as the amount of the Russian se
curities sold by seared investors, who were
willing to get rid of them at any sacrifice.
Bona fide sales thrown on the Bourse had
nothing to do with the speculation.
The question now asked is what has !>e
eome of the stock, does it remain in Ger
many or has the object of tlie crusade—to
get hack German capital invested in Rus
sian securities—been achieved? The best
informed members of tlie Bourse and the
bankers say the bulk remains in Germany,
and that the Russian treasuries attempt to
check the fall hy extensive rebuying swept
buck Into Russia not more than one-tenth of
the amount unloaded here,Unit foreign orders
absorbed probably another tenth, and that
large capitalists of Berlin and Frankfort
bought the re3t. These financiers are confi
dent that the situation will improve and
tliat the inspired press will now Hake up to
the fact that the war lias cost both sides
dear,and that the way to free Germany from
Russian bonds is not by frightening investors
to throw the bonds blindly on the market,
but the slower process of a gradual disposal
of them in other markets.
THE ANTI-FRENCH FKELINO.
The tension of popular feeling
against France is less extreme. The
country could not have existed long with
out some decisive form <jf action to relieve
the present strains and the withdrawal of
Gen. Boulanger from the front and tlie war
policy at the close of the French Assembly
as well as the eontomplex pressed In mili
tary circles for his mobilization experiment
have combined to soothe the public irrita
tion. Gen. Ferron’s plan of mobilization is
believed not to involve tho same
menace as Gen. Boulanger’s. A prom
inent military authority writing to the
Xeusten Narhrictcn, of Munich, declares
that if the mobilization of tho French army
is confined to the Southern or Western de
partments it will lie simply a costly farce.
If carried out on the second line of the
French defense it will make•tiecessary the
greatest vigilance on the pnrt of the Ger
man authorities, but if carried out near the
frontier it must be taken as a declaration of
GERMANY IN READINESS.
The Kreuz Zrihmr/ takes the same view
of the matter and finds comfort in the fact
that if France attempts a surprise Germany
will lie found in perfect readiness. Advices
from Metz and other frontier garrisons re
port renewed activity in military move
inents, The troops at Colmar and
Mulhausen begsi oil Thursday a series of
manoeuvres along the frontier between
Mulhausen and Markueh to last seven days.
Extensive frontier barracks are being con
The balloon department reports that a
successful trial has ls-en made of hurling
masses of explosives on fort works.
Emperor William seems to Is: absorbing
new vitality nt Oastein. His physicians
say his condition has greatly improved since
be left Berlin. Yesterday he visited
Countess Orunne, and instead of going
in a carriage no went afoot from
Badesehloss. He stayed two hours at the
Countess’ residence, and wnllced back erect
and alert, saluting everybody he met on tho
road. He is still, however, subject to fits oi
somnolency, which come upon him even in
the middle of work or while conversing.
The funeral of the late Alfred Krupp was
very imposing. The Prince of Reims repre
sented tne Emperor at the ceremony. The
orders of the deceased were displayed on
the bier, which wits covered with velvet
cushions. Fifteen thousand workmen ac
companied the cortege.
OT. LOUIS’ INVITATION.
Tho Delegation Starts for Washington
to See the President.
At. Loris, Mo., July 23. —The delegation
of leading citizens of the city, and from tho
various counties of the State, appointed to
invite President and Mrs. Cleveland to visit
St. I/ uis in Octolier next, left for Washing
ton to-night in a special train of sleepers via
tlioGhioand Mississippi railroad. The delega
tion is headed by Mayor D. K. Francis, of
this city, and numlicmd seventy-two jior
sous. They will reach Washington early
Monday morning, and will call on the Presi
dent and present the invitation some time
during the day.
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Each Kills the Other.
New Orleans, July 28.— A shooting
affray ooetyp-ed here to-day at the depot of
the Notches. Jai kson and Columbus rail
road between Griffith Enders, muster me
chanic and another employe mimed Owens,
resulting in the death of both. It is re
(■orted tliat tho cause of the difficulty wus
the discharge of Owens by tho master me
Thomas Sues for Salary.
New York. July 33. —Theodore Thomas
has ku<*d the National Orwra Conipauy for
$18,340, the balance of salary due for the
A Meeting of Citizens to Consider the
MciViixe, Ga., July 23.—A large and en
thusiastic meeting of the citizens of McVillo
was hold hero Thursday to consider the
question of the extension of the Atnericus,
Preston and Lumpkin railroad to this placo.
Mr. J. W. Jordan, Jr., agent of the road,
was present, also Capt. Jf. C. Campbell, of
the engineering corns. Mr. Jordan explained
the prospects and objects of the company in
extending their line to some point of the
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia rail
road, and said they would in less than sixty
days he at work at this end of tho line.
Upon motion of Hon. Walter T. McArthur,
a resolution was passed pledging aid and
support, to the road. Hon. Tom Eason was
appointed canvasser to solicit subscriptions
and secure right of way. The sur
vey is now completed within about
ten miles of this town. It is
the intention of the company to extend the
line on to Savannah as rapidly as the work
can Ik- pushed. The road is now nearly
completed to Abbeville, in Wilcox county,
and it is proposed to get to the East Ten
nessoe, Virginia and Georgia railroad in
time to get off the most of this fall's cotton
crop. W. T. McArthur, Judge John Mo
line, Tom Eason and C. C. Smith, who
wore formerly connected with tho Savan
nah and Western road, were all present
at the meeting and wjjl give their aid to the
now enterprise. In a short time after the
meeting adjourned Col. Eason had received
several thousand dollars in subscription.
The people are alive to the importance of
this new lino, which is hound to he extended
to Savannah in less than a year.
A CYCLONE IN OCONEE.
People Greatly Frightened, But No
Serious Damage Inflicted.
Atiikns, Ga., July 23. —Athens experi
enced a rather severe wind storm late y<s
terdny afternoon, hut as no damage was
done, no notice was taken of it. This morn
ing parties from Oconee county report a
cyclone having passed through Watkins
ville about 11 o’clock in the afternoon. The
cyclone was preceded by a very dark cloud,
which darkened tho heavens so as to make
the stars invisible. A loud roaring sound
was also hoard, and tho people for a time
were considerably frightened. The wind
blew down several small houses and a great
many very large trees.
The beautiful oak grove of Judge Wilson
was considerably thinned out.
A chimney of a house was blown fifty
feet from where it was standing and dashes
to pieces against the ground. The cyclone
was occasionally mingled with vivid flashed
of lightning. Several large oak trees this
side of the paper mills were torn into splin
ters. The people of Watkinsville wore very
much frightened and ran out of their houses
into the storm.
A MANDAMUS REFUSED.
An Insurance Company Ruled Out-
Scurvy Among Convicts.
Atlanta, Ga., July 23.—Judge Marshall
J. < 'lark to-day disposed of the application
of tho Mutual Reserve Fund Life Associa
tion of New York for a mandamus to cbm
pel tho Comptroller to issue a license for
them to do business in tho State. The man
damus is refused. The company has failed
to tile a semi-annual return, hut, claimed ex
emption because it was not a regular insur
The Penitentiary Department has been
officially informed of scurvy in the Bon.iu
rant & Joplin convict camp, on the Au
gusta At Knoxville railway. The reports
from this camp are bad. There are eighty
of Lane's convicts contracted to Bondurant
& Joplin, and in the last eight months there
have boon sixty-four cases of sickness. The
sickness is claimed to lie the result of the
convicts not having proper food and treat
ment . Principal Physician Westmoreland
went to the camp to-day, and if the reports
ore sustained by investigation, the authori
ties will break it up.
They Adopt a Very Peculiar Resolu
tion at Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., July 23.—The Southern
Colored Baptist Sunday School Convention
is ill session hero 2(X) strong. To-day they
adopted this [leculiar resolution, after
whereasing the proposed action of tho leg
islature on the education question:
RtaolvNl, That If the honorable legislature
of Georgia should withdraw the annual appro
priation to the colored university we, the repre
sent alive* of the colored Baptists of Georgia,
enter our most solemn protest against the use
of public money to sustain any other denomina
Ifrnolrrrl. That, a copy of these resolutions lie
furnished the education committee of the Leg
Tho Influence of the Blaines Evldently
Boston, July 211.—A dispatch from Au
gusta says that Frank Kevins, brother to
Mrs. J. (r. Blaine, Jr., received to-day from
Washington notice that his services as
clerk to Supt. Lombard, of tho now
public building in tin's city,
would be no longer needed. Mr.
Kevins has made himself particularly ob
noxious to the Democrats of this city, who
asked for his removal. Henry Pislion, a
registered letter clerk in tho post office, has
bt*n appointed to nil the vacancy.
RACES AT SARATOGA.
Tho Track Heavy, But Pretty Good
Time Made by the Flyers.
Saratoga, N. Y., July 23.—The race
track was heavy to-day. The events were
First Kacb Flash stakes for two year olds;
hull mile. King Fish won, with Badge second,
and Van Leland third. Time BO seconds.
H*< oni) Race One nud three sixteenth ihlloh.
Al Reed won, with Hlrnnlyia second, ami Klk
wood third. Time 8:08.
Tallin Race California stakes: mile. Royal
Arch won, with Volants second. Time I:4M.
Fochtii Kil t Three quarters of a mile.
Orvid won, with Col. Owens second, and Nellie
B. third. Time l:lt%
Fifth Rack Mile and seventy yards. Htath
spy won, with Nellie Van second, and lielmont
third. Time But.
AT MONMOUTH PARK.
Nr.w York, July 5i!5. -The mud on the
Monmouth park race today was fetlock
deep. The events were as follows:
First Rack -fine mile. Dess won, with
Kollane wsond and Anarchy third. Time I ;47U.
Ke> own Rack Three inmrters of a mile, jew
Angi ies won, with Pordntim second amt Omaha
third. Time 1: JUM
Tuihii Rack fine and one quarter miles.
Barnnm won, with Bonn rim'a second and Dry
Monopoly third. Time 2: lty^,
Foram Rack One and a half miles. Hole
won, with Lottery second and Tenbooker third.
Fifth Race—One mile. Voting Duke won,
with Britannic second and Hliasta tliiid. Time
fIhVTM Race Five furlongs. RufauU won,
with fatal |ri second and Milton third. Time
Hf.vknth Rack hmpkehm, Harry Mann
won, with Jocko Mi,nd. The others did not
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A HANGING AT I’ALATKA
HENRY WIGGINS DIES FOR SHOO'D
ING WILLIAM PORTER.
Life Pronounced Extinct in Twenty
Throe Minuteß- The Murderer’s NecJ
Broken by the Fall—The Murdet
Cold Blooded and Without a Mitlsrat
ing Circumstance The Hanging Put
nam’s Second Since the War.
Palatka, Fla., July 23.—Henry Wig
gins, a negro, aged 30, was hung at 10; V
o’clock this morning, in the jail, for mut*
dor. The execution was private, only a few
besides the olllrers being present. Life wa|
extinct in twenty-three minutes. His necl
was broken by tho fall. Wiggins made ui
statement, hut tho attending priest spots
for him. He said he was sorry for his crime
and begged forgiveness of all. He ln>iio4
everybody would be warned by his fate.
The crime for which Wiggins was hange*
was committed over two years ago. VVi®
gins, who was hut about 17 years old, luu
been working for Mr. Porter. The lattss
had charge of Gen. Finnegan’s orinig*
grove. Wiggins stole $5 from Porter's vets
pocket, which was hanging on the ferns*
The proof was conclusive, and Porter guvi
him to understand that he must repaj
tho money or work it out. Wigginj
refused to do either. The Saturday preview
to the murder, W iggins asked Porter wliaf
he was going to do to him. Porter replied
that if lie did not pay him lie would navi
him arrested. Wiggins answered that if hi
did be would lie iri his grave on thoTuesdaj
following. As Porter was plowing, Wig
gins, about 11 o’clock, crept up to the r:3
fence and awaited Porter’s coming. Aj
Porter was turning the undo around Wig
gins fired a load or buckshot into his back
killing him instantly. Porter was not
found until the next afternoon. Suspicinj
pointed toward Wiggins, who was urrested
on the Thursday following while on a raft*
few miles up the river.
LYNCHERS AT HIS HEELS.
He was taken before Justice Hqulre nnt
acknowledged his guilt. Some twenty met
learned'of his arrest, and determined U
lynch him. They followed te tho justice’*
office (out in tho country). Ho was hound
over and the constable started for Palatk*
with the culprit. The lynchers headed bin
off, and he was driven hack. Tims by a rusi
he w r ax safely taken by another road, n!
dark, to Hateuma, and on a boat, to Palatka.
The lynchers were much disappointed and
would have carried out their intention.
was tried and convicted, granted anew trial
on some flaw in the indictment, tried agail
at the lust term and agaiu convicted
and has now met his dues. He was alwuyl
of a trifling disposition and much pettj
thieving anil lawlessness was traced to him
He professed to l*> reconciled to his fate
!iymg that he was going to meet his Jesus
etc. lie was born here and his parents havs
always lived here, his father being a quiefi
hard-working man, who sacrificed all li|
had, a good little home, on the trial. Whil
they have sympathy shown, the boy had
none. The dying effort of the doomed mas
wits to implicate a cousin in the affair. Mil
story had no foundation.
Tfiis was the second hanging in this com*
ty since the war. The other ease was that
of a white man hanged in 1 sxtl for the mup
dor of th(' Sheriff for the uurpose of robbing
him of tux collections. %
DE FUNIAK DOTS.
Contract Let for Building the New
Court House and Jail.
lIE Fi .mak Bnu.NQg Ki.a., July 23.— Th*
contract for the building of the new cour*
house and jail at this placo has liee*
awarded to M. M. Tye, a contractor oi
Ozark, Ala., at $9,900.
The West Florida Land Company, of this
place, has divided up among its iiiomlxThali
of its projierty in tliis place, but it still re
mains undissolved and will continue bust
ness as heretofore. At a recent meeting of
the directors in Pensacola Col. W. I>. Chip
ley was oh i-tod president of the same, vie*
C. C. liauAll.
M. May, a contractor of this place, wen*
over to Marianna a lew days ago, whithel
he was suminoaod to inspect the |)laiis of till
large new hotel which is to be built at that
The Dike Stanley Land Company latelj
sold in one lot $50,000 worth of propertj
around Dike .Stanley: also SIO,OOO worth U
one |srsoii a few days ago.
Twelve or fifteen new residences and bust
ness houses are now .n course of construu
The fruit cvaixirator at this place evapip
nted some red snapper fish a week or so ago
and the lisli after Ding so evaporated rei
main perfectly gisxl. It, lias a very nice np
pcarance, and also bus a very relishing
taste dry so. Fresh I >eof and venison treated
the same way has a very satisfying tasto
and it is thought that a tiew industry, aiM
very important one, inuy be tho outcome oi
Saloon Keepers Notified to Keep thelt
Places Closed To-Day.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 23— May m
Burbridgo to <lay issue. 1 orders to the polici
officials, to inform saloon k.s>]*Ts that thej
must keep closed to-morrow under penalty
of a heavy flue. This has been attempted
by so many Mayors who have failed, tlio|
public interest is great as to w lint the result
will Us. Mayor Burhridge declares that lu
will enforce the measure, and he lias tie
moral support of tho community.
Anew weekly pajsT will lie issued to
morrow in Jacksonville called the “Floridi
lAfe, n In style it will D similar to Texm
Xiftinqr.. The editor and proprietor is A
O. Wright u well known journalist of Jack
soriville, who was formerly ou tho sfa.tr J
Ffve Now Cases and a Death.
Key West, Ki.a., July 33.—Five not
cases of yellow fever have develop'd sinij
yesterday and one death has occurred— tlu
Infant son of C. 1). Pendleton. This chili
was sick only six hours, and it is the flra*
mul only doath among children. There an
strong reasons for saying that this, liln
many others, was not yellow fever, althougl
St. Paul’s Big Fire.
St. Paul, Minn., July 23.— Following an
the losses by the burning last night of H. Q
Burbank’s clothing establishment, and tig
damaging of other buildings: 11. C. Bull
bank, on stock of
sota (luffee and Hpl* Company, of whiol
P. H. Kolly is tin; principal stockholder, oi
stock, ♦•"40.1100; P. It. Kelly, on tho buildiin
occupied by Mr. Bitrbuuk, $5,000. All tin
losses are fully covered by insurance.
Coke Strikers Resuming.
Pitthburii. July 23. —Fully three-fourthi
of the coke strikers were at work to-du]
and the uumlier is steadily iiiorwaiiiiig. Tht
men are returning to work as individual*
tho o(H<rators refusing to recognise labor o