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j J. H. ESTILL, Edllor nl Proprietor, f
FLIGHT OF THE HOOIILER
the schooners crew ready to
FIGHT IF NECESSARY.
Au Unsuccessful Effort Made by the
fug to Recapture the Fugitive After
So Was Discovered in the Yftwl—He
protests Innocence to a Reporter—
The Trial in Progress.
Chicago, Aug. I.— Dr. St. John, owner
of the schooner Blake, and who is believed
to have personally assisted McGarigle to cs-
C a|>e, was arrested this morning at the break
fast table by Inspector Bonfield. The doc
tor was at once taken before a magistrate
and, waiving an examination, furnished
buil for $20,000, D. B. Fisk becoming his
surety. Janitor Dell, of St. Johns, a sup
posed assistant in the escape, has not been
arrested, although a warrant is out for
him. He was found at the county
hospital complaining of being sick. A guard
was left with Dell until it could be ascer
tained whether he was in condition to be
moved. Dr. St. John waived examination
in accordance with the advice of his attor
nev, W. E. Foster of anarchist trial noto
riety. Mr. Fisk, a wholesale milliner who
went on Dr. St. John’s bail, schedules prop
erty agregatiog $0,000,000.
PUT IN A CELL.
A second bondsman was required of Dr.
St. John, but after many hours search
could not be found. The doctor had been
confident that Columbus R. Cummings, the
"as magnate, would become a surety. Not
withstanding incessant urging Mr. Cum
mings failed to put in an appearance, and
late in the afternoon Dr. St. John was im
mured in a coll. The technical charge
against him is conspiracy against the people
iu aiding McGarigle to escape. Conviction
entails a ixmalty of three years imprison
ment at hard labor or a line of SI,OOO.
WOULD HAVE FOUGHT IF NECESSARY.
A special' from Sarnia, Ont., says: “Mc-
Garigle was secluded all the morning. He
\va< met on liis arrival by a party with car
riages, one of the party being Patrick Mo
loney, of Chicago. Everything had evi
dently been arranged for McGarigle’s re
ception, undone of the party remarked
that the entile plan of rescue was outlined
before the escape was attempted. Had any
attempt been made to seine McGarigle a
desperate light, one of the schooner Marsh's
crew says, would have been the result. The
reported effort to disguise the schooner
Blake is explained differently by the sailors.
They say red blankets were bung over the
schooner's sides to prevent identification.
MeGarigle's wife and child are expected in
THE FLIGHT IN THE YAWL.
A late dispatch from Port Huron, Mich.,
gives anol her account of McGarigle’s land
ing in Canada. It appears that when the
tug Orient approached the schooner Blake,
which was tin' last in a tow of four vessels,
the schooner Marsh aheud, dropfied her tow
line, and the Blake dropped rap
idly as her captain rushed forward
together with his crew and raised a tre
mendous row for a couple of minutes, keep
ing the attention of those on board the tug.
Meanwhile McGarigle, who had been trans
fened to the Marsh in the strait, as reported
some days ago, was bundled into a yawl
and being sculled ashore. IV hen the officers
on the tug discovered the ruse, every
effort was made to catch the
yawl, but it got into shoal
water safely before they could reach it.
McGarigle junqicd ashore and run rapidly
up the streets, while the crews ot the
schooners jeered at the men on the tug. A
reporter tor a Chicago paper then went
;tl oard the Marsh and Blake iu turn and in
terviewed both captains. They did not talk
treeiy, but what they said indicated clearly
that both vessels were active in the scheme
to get McGarigle to Canada, and also that
Dr. >St. John and Janitor Dell knew more
al ait MeGarigle’s escape than anybody else
WHAT M'OARIGLE SAYS.
The reporter then went back to Sarnia,
ai:il after a considerable search found
McGarigle, who appeared terribly' changed,
las features are haggard and sallow and his
eves have a haunted expression, "lain worn
out with worry and excitement," ho said,
“Mil it would be simply torture for
me to comply to the extent you desire. I am
sick and need rest so budly that I must ask
you to wait until tomorrow. Say forme,
however, that J will lie back to Chicago in
less than three months, and when I come I
''ill not, I* hounded as a rascally thief. This
investigation that is now being "held will de
velop my innocence of any corrupt net arid
will convince the jieople of Chicago that
hi spite of all the squealing that is
being made iu court, I am not implicated iu
any crooked transactions. The worst that
ian I c said of me is timt I had money given
to me by contractors, to give to the County
bummissionei's. Notone cent of it stuck to
jV v Angers. lam a poor man to-duy.” Mc-
Gurigle said he planned the escape himself,
nini regrets that he wus obliged to impose
on the generosity of Sheriff Matson in the
way he did. "If I stayed in jail,” said he.
l! was absolutely certain that 1 would
uuve a spell 0 f typhoid fever. My system
could not stand that, und it became inipera
“Ve hit,me to get out. An opportunity for
***[*presented itself and I embraced it."
Uuef of Police Ebersold admitted this
•itenioon having sent a dispatch to the
thief of Police at Sarnia asking that Mc-
Garigle lie arrested and held. Chief Eber-
S<||| | siiil tx, a reporter: “Under certain cir
cumstances n chief of police will recognize
certain esprit du corps that exists aiuuug
ho heads of iiolico departments.”
A mo CROWD AT THE TRIAL.
Them was a tremendous dumor by crowds
•‘people this morning for admission to the
'Ui-t whore the trial of the booiileinen is
<; '“'ceding. An hour before the time for
]j,''f ” * doors hundreds of men were in
for admission, und with hundreds of
tters completely filled the hallways,
in "need the elevators and extended far out
walk. The absorbing question was
'•' tlier any of the eleven defenditnts would
"*urender unconditionally, und throw them-
I on the mercy of the court. Plainly
"mu jority of the crowd expected some
Ii "'“vc hut niutiy thought it was too
■ and tlmt the defendants only hope now
f'g'lit in tlio tiolief that some accident
uuld lavor them.
ENTRY OF THE BOODLKRS.
otei 11 a Pprooohod t he hour for the opening
court, the interest grew absolutely
„ e, |* h - At last above the buzz of voices
Timthe sound of many footsteps.
.'“'kllei'H were coining in. Without ex-
I'lioii their faces were set and white,
am expectancy that more of the defend
/,, would plead guilty was not realized-
K t , ! T Btate Attorney Grinn'dl said “The
ft!,-,i ?■." Alexander Sullivan, attorney
I ./'efcnsn, immediately l*'gan the in
nf ,u U ' on °f testimony as to the ehuractcr
w xt!ii en 0,1 RhU. The very timt witness
U 'Millionaire Nelson Morris, a packer.
"Wore that McCarthy and Lynn had
reputations. Morris was not cross
" asserman taiGch the stand.
f^i r,other witnesses testified to the do
good reputation, tier* came asur
ii'lt ii * oiinnissiorier Michael Waiweniian
toon llh . I'luce among thn defendant* and
k the witness stand in his own
behalf. . Wasserman was very pale
and his voice trembled. He denied
all the charges of bribery against
him, and in explaining how he eame to re
ceive certain sums of money said; “In 1884,
the County Democratic Club elected me as
one of the committee to go to Washington
to bring the convention here. I collected
money everywhere. We went to Washing
ten and kept open house to show the people
the hospitality of Chicago. The result was
that we brought the convention back here."
rbe State did not take the trouble to cross
After several other witnesses had testified
to the good character of the defendant,
Commissioner Mike Leyden took the stand.
He denied that C. F. Lynn, the informer,
ever gave him sl,llOO of boodle, and denied
that he ever received a cent from Dipper.
Judge Shepard this morning overruled
the petition for anew trial in the case of
Edward 8. McDonald and W. J. McGarigle,
charged with conspiracy and sentenced
McDonald to throe years in the penitentiary.
A motion for an arrest of judgment was
no steps for extradition.
Washington, Aug. I.—lt is said at tfao
Btato Department this evening that no steps
have been taken by the Chicago authorities
before that department to secure McGiufi
gle’s extradition from Canada.
GOULD NOT GOING TO CHINA.
He Has All the Business He Can At
tend to in This Country.
New York, Aug. I.—Dispatches from
Shanghai, China, to the London (Eng.)
Standard state that Jay Gould and the
American silver king havo established an
Ameriean-Chiuese bank with a capital of
$200,000,000. The bank is to have charge
of railways, telegraph contracts, coinage,
hank note issue and affaire of the War De
partment. Jay Gould was out of
the city this morning, and his son
George was seen at the Western Union
Telegraph building on Broadway. He said:
"There is no truth in the report that my
father is interested in an American-Chinese
bank. 1 cannot imagine where the story
originated. We have no interests whatever
in China. We have all we can attend to in
ithis country without going to China for
exercises the lords.
London, Aug.-l.—The Earl of Roseberry,
in the House of Lords this evening, asked
Prime Minister Salisbury to confirm
or contradict the report telegraphed
from Shanghai that an American company
of financiers had established a bank in
China with a capital of $200,000,000, and
had obtained from the Cliinese government
a franchise which secured to the corpora
tion exclusive control of the financial devel
opment-of the empire.
Lord Salisbury in reply said, the Govern
ment had no information of the subject;
that the matter was not one within the cog
nizance of the foreign office, and thut if such
a report, really was current in China the
British agent possibly thought it unworthy
KU-KLUX IN ILLINOIS.
People of Harden County Terrorized
by Unknown Outlaws.
Chicago, Aug. 1. —A special from Harris
burg, 111., says: Persons who have just
returned from Harden county report that a
ku-klux giuig is preparing for another on
slaught on the good people of that section.
Since the James Belt assassination of last
week County Judge Jacob Hess, Logan
Belt’s wife and a number of others have re
ceived written notices to leave the county.
The people throughout the county are terri
fied, and many are leaving without receiv
ing the invitation extended to so many. The
gang is beginning to warn people of other
counties to get out of Southern Illinois.
Among these are the friends of the late Lo
gan and James Belt, who lived in the neigh
boring county of Gallatin. Not less than
eight others who liuve received these no
tices have been waylaid and killed. A meet
ing of the citizens of tho county is called for
Aug. Cto devise means to ferret out the
murderous mysteries. The gang is some
what on the order of the Bald Knobbere,
and is growing bolder with each successive
crime. Earl Sherwood, one of the persons
warned to leave Elizabethtown, has taken
up his residence here for fear his life will be
DAMAGE OF THE ATLANTA.
The First Reports Declared to Have
Washington, Aug. 1.— I The report of tho
hoard of naval officers appointed to examine
the Atlanta, her guns, carriages, fittings,
etc., and to ascertain tho damage sustained
during the recent target practice, was re
ceived by the Secretary of the Navy to-day.
It is too technical for a newspaper article
for lay readers, but Secretary Whitney su>s
the defects reported by the board and the
damages sustained bv the ship are trifling
as compared with those rumored to have
been discovered, and that they are such as
can be easily and speedily remedied.
Death of Gen. Jones.
Washington, Aug. I.—The War Depart
ment was this afternoon informed of the
death of Gen. Samuel Jones, an employe of
the Judge Advocate General’s office, ut Bed
ford Springs, Sunday evening. Gen. Jones
was horn in Virginia in I*2o. After pass
ing through the West Point Military Acad
,my ho served in the army till the breaking
out of the late war, when ho resigned to
enter the Confederate service, iu which tie
foso to the rank of General.
August’s Dobt Statement.
Washington, Aug. I.—The debt state
ment issued to-day shows the decrease of the
public debt during tho month of July to lie
*! s4| SH4 811: the cash in the Treasury,
$450,:!(W,:i1 , d 57; gold certificate: imtstanil
j„,r $94,1410,087; silver certificates ou! stand
ing’ $144,100,111; certificates of deposit out
standing. $*,400,000: legal tenders mtstand
j llf r $1140,0*1,(110: (motional currency, not
including the amount estimated as lost or
destroyed, 80,04 >. i-fl l .?■
Illegal Fenco3 Going Down.
Washington. Aug. 1. —The Interior De
partment Ims Information that the law of
Feh 35 1885, to prevent the maintenance of
illegal fences on the public lands has been
cvnerallv complied with throughout the
West, especially in Arizona and Now
Rlra. Logan at Washington.
Washington, Aug. I.—Mrs. John A.
Logan has arrived at her home ut this city.
She is reported to be in a serious condition.
It is said that her shoulderblade, which was
dislocated, will have to be reset, as the first
ojierution was somewhat of a failure.
New Free Delivery Offices.
Washington, Aug. D—A number of new
free delivery post offices will bo established
H-nt 1. Only three are in the South-Co
lumbia, S. C., Shreveport, La., mid Char
lotte, N. C. _______
Minister Hubbard’s Wife Dead.
Washington, Aug. I.— The State De
imi lment is notified of the death in Japan
f„ the wife of United State* Minister Hub
I ard. after an illness of many monthx
SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY, AUGUST 2. 1887.
A FLOOD OF INVITATIONS
MORE CITIES DECIDE TO INVITE
He Prefers That Invitations be Mailed
in Order That He Can Leave Wash
ington if He Peels So Disposed
Chicago, Knoxville and Augusta Join
Washington, Aug. I.—Trto President
said to-day that he felt it to bo an absolute
necessity that ho should in every case re
quest those cities which proposed to send
delegations to Washington conveying invi
tations to visit them on nis Western trip to
forego that formality and forward their
communications by mail. Ho hus full ap
preciation of the cordial spirit which
prompts such courtesy and which is most
gratifying, but it seems to him unnecessary
that such journeys for such a purpose, at
this heated season of the year, should
bo undertaken. In addition to this
consideration, he said, it hod been his pur
pose to feel free to absent himself from the
capital and White House as lie should feel
disposed dnring this month, and to make no
engagements which would require his pres
ence at any stated time. It is probable that
he will leave here the last day of September
and go directly to St. Louis, and from there
to Kansas City, St. Paul, Minneapo
lis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Nashville and
Atlanta. The St. Louis and Atlanta dates
being fixed, it will not be practicable to de
viate much from this programme. The
journey will be made by the ordinary route
of travel between the cities named, and the
disposition of the President will be to see as
much of the country and people on his route
as will l>e consistent with fiis limited time
and positive engagements.
INVITED TO KNOXVILLE.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. I.—The follow
ing invitation signed by all the officeis and
directors of the Chamber of Commerce .of
the city of Knoxville was forwarded to
night to Grover Cleveland, President of the
Dear Sin We, tli* l officers and directors of
the Chamber of Commerce of the etty of
Knoxville, representing as we do the business
interests of our city, and voicing the universal
sentiment of this city, take groat pleasure in
inviting you. the Chief Magistrate of our great
nation, together with Mrs. Cleveland, to visit
this, the queen city of the mountains, and the
third city in size in the common
wealth of Tennessee, while on your
Southern tour. We respectfully ask
that you do not pass by our beuutiful and
growing metropolis, situated in the shadows of
the great Cumberland as well as the Allegheny
mountain ranges, and central to the beautiful
valleys and rugged peaks of our own East Ten
nessee to Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Ken
tucky and Western North, Carolina, a country
filled with a people who will delight to meet you
here by the thousands, and show their respect
to you and your exalted station.
Chicago, Aug. I.—The committee on
invitation to offer the hospitalities of Chi
cago to President Cleveland held an in
formal meeting in the Mayor’s office yester
day. Since the President, on a similar
occasion, has expressed a wish t hat no dele
gations be sent to sec him this hot weather,
the committee decided to issue
a formal address signed by all
the committee inviting the President to visit
the city at his earliest convenience. Mel
ville W. Fuller, chairman of the committee,
was intrusted with the duty of preparing
this formal invitation.
NEW ORLEANS INVITES THEM.
New Orleans, Aug. I.—Committtes ap
pointed by the various social clubs, com
mercial exchanges, military organizations
and city officials met to-day at the Mayor’s
parlor In the city hall to formulate a plan
inviting President and Mrs. Cleveland and
their party to visit New Orleans. A series
of resolutions were adopted, including the
lienohvd. That we most cordially and ear
nestly unite In requesting His Excellency Grover
Cleveland. President of the United States, and
Mrs. Cleveland ami their friends to visit the city
of Now Orleans at their convenience this fall,
and in assuring them that the city will give
them a warm welcome and heartfelt greetings.
TO RE INVITED TO AUGUSTA.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 1. —The City Coun
cil took formal action to-day and appointed
a committee to invite President Cleveland
to visit Augusta in October.
ON TRIAL FOR MURDER.
The Son of a Prominent Virginian at
the Law's Mercy.
Petersburg, Va., Atig. I.— The trial of
Frank Langston for the murder of John H.
Ruffin on April 4, commenced here to-duy.
The prisoner is a son of Hon. John M.
Langston, formerly United Htates Minister
to Hayti, ami Ruffin was a prominent poli
tician. Langston was indicted by the grand
jury in April, but the court to-day
quashed the indictment, bolding it Dr be In
valid because the foreman ol' the jur/was
owner of a grist mill and not eligible as a
juryman under the laws of Virginia. A
new jury was summoned and anew indict
ment found, and the case proceeded. An
exciting contest has been in progress over
the selection of jurors, only three or four
having been thus far secured.
The jury was completed at 10 o’clock to
night, and the examination of witnesses
will commence to-morrow.
London, Aug. 1. —In the House of Com
mons to-day Kir Janies Ferguson, Parlia
mentary SeoretiU’v for the Foreign Office,
announced that communications between
the government of the Unit**l States nml
that of Great Rritain showed that progress
was being made in the work of adjusting
the Camel lan fisheries dispute, and he added
that the British government were hopeful
of attaining a satisfactory settlement at no
Gbo’.ora of Typo.
Calcutta, Aug. I.—The city of Pe
shawar, in the northwestern part of India,
in Punjab, is infected with cnolera of the
worst type. Tims' hundred deaths from the
disease occurred during the mouth of July.
Rome, Aug. 1. —From ten to twenty
deaths from cholera uro reported in Catania
(laily. The epidemic is spreading in the
provinces. In Syracuse and Catabria the
condition of uffairs has Improved.
Rome, Aug. I.— The members of the
Cabinet, after attending the obsequies of
the late Premier Utmretis nt Btradello, will
go to Monza to confer with the King.
The nieuihei-s of the Municipal Council of
will attend tbo funeral in a body.
They have decided to place a bust of E>e
pretis iu the capital, to grant s'*l,ooo for a
public monument to him and to name a
street in his honor.
Russia and tbo orolgnora.
Berlin, Aug. I.—The But publishes a
telegram from Warsaw which denies the re
]xntod removal, under the ukase of March ‘>l,
of foreign managers of commercial work iu
Humin. Thu ukase ha* not yet been applied
PARLIAMENT NEAR ITS END.
Tlie House to Sit on Saturday Until
London, Aug. I.—Col. King Harmon,
Under Secretary for Ireland, deuied in the
House of Commons this afternoon that there
was auy notable discontent among the men
composing the Irish constabulary. Of tho
number that had joined the fort o within the
past, three yeare S4B were Catholics and 4(30
Mr. Ball'our, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
replying to a question by Mr. l’arnoll, in
timated that it was probable that the gov
ernment would withdraw the clauses of tlio
land bill which yet awaited action, and
were of a nature to excite opposition if the
passage of tile measure would be thus ex
pedited. lie said it was unfair for tho op
position to introduce other clauses outside
the intention of the bill.
Mr. Parnell disclaimed all intention of
bringing iu extraneous matter, and prom
ised that most of the amendments offered
by the Nationalists should be withdrawn.
W. H. Smith, the government leader,
stated that in order to facilitate the closing
of tho session the government would per
sist in but few of the measures before
the House, including those relating to the
regulation of mines and commutation of
allotments. The Houso would, Mr. Hmith
said, sit on Saturday until prorogued.
AN AMENDMENT REJECTED.
Lord Randolph Churchill and Mr. Cham
berlain supported an amendment to the land
bill proposed by Mr. Finlay (Liberal Union
ist), giving the court power to reduce orders
for the payment of arrears of rent install
Lord Hartington said that although tho
amendment in question had been drawn
with his consent, he thought it ought not
to be pressed as the government hod made
many concessions sinco the amendment was
framed. The amendment was rejected by
a vote of 19!) to 140. Several amendments
Mr. Dillon (Nationalist) expressed disap
pointment at the form in which clause 22
had been passed in committee He accused
the government of having deceived the
House with a promise to introduce a measure
for the full protection of the tenants. That
promise hail not been fulfilled. Unless tho
bill were greatly amended in its later
stages it would be the duty of the National
ists to tell the Irish people that they must
still trust only to the system of combina
Mr. Balfour answering on behalf of the
Government said the ministry were not re
sponsible for the elimination of the bank
ruptcy clauses, which had been devised for
the relief of the tenants.
T. P. O’Connor denied that the Parnellites
were responsible for the death of the bank
ruptcy clauses. Those clauses he said had
committed suicide. Clause twenty-three
At a meeting of tho Parnellites to-day it
was decided to adopt a passive jiolicy after
the jiassagc of the land bill in order toullow
a speedy close of the session.
TO RETAIN OFFICE.
In a speech at Chard this evening Vis
count Cross, Secretary of Btate for India,
said that the government hail determined
to retain office lieoause they could rely upon
tho support of the Unionists. He also said
that the government would utilize all the
provisions of the crimes act.
He Playß What His Foes Declare His
Last Trump Card
Calcutta, Aug. I.—Advices from Can
dahar state that the Ameer of Afghanistan
has caused a proclamation to be posted in
the Bazaar in that city informing his sub
jects that the British government is holding
six infantry divisions, each consisting of
nine regiments, with cavalry and
artillery, in readiness to inarch
into Afghanistan to suppress the revolts
of the Ameer’s enemies in the interior. Tho
proclamation adds: “I can suppress the
Ghilzais without them, hut they remain
ready in case Russia takes advantage of tho
rebellion to invade tho country.” The
Ameer invites the rebels to return to their
homes, and says be will only punish the
chiefs in the insurrection. He warns Great
Britain ugainst permitting Avoub Khan to
approach the frontier. The opponents of
tho Ameer explain that in issuing the procla
mation the Amcor is playing his last trump
card, as he finds that the people value his
alliance with England more than they value
the Ameer himself.
_ The insurgents have blocked tho roads be
tween Candahar and India.
FERRY CHOOSES HIS SECONDS,
The Conditions of the Meeting Prob
ably all Arranged.
Paris, Aug. I.—Gen. Boulanger has tele
graphed to his seconds to insist upon M.
Ferry making an immediate apology for his
references to the General iu his speech at
Epitnul and in tho event of refusal to con
tinue preparations for the duel.
M. Ferry has finally chosen M. Proust,
and M. Raynal as his seconds in his coming
duel with Gen. Boulanger Both sides will
meet to-night at M. Proust's residence tode
cide uin >n the conditions of the duel.
M. de Lafosse, who was accuse, l of having
proposed a coup de rial to Gen. Boulanger,
has publisherl an account of his relations
with the General, He says ho often had
occasion to visit Gen. Boulanger on
official business at the War Office.
The General was always exceedingly
affable. M. de Lafosso congratulated him
upon bis raising the moral tone of the na
tion after fifteen years of depression. Gen.
Boulanger replied that a hundred Generals
had urged him toward war, but bo had
been compelled to dampen their ardor. M.
DcLafoxsc told Gen. Boulanger that ho
was winning in popularity, that, Parliament
was losing and thut if lie played his curds
well be might rise very high.
Rt. Petersburg, Aug. I.—Tho Bourse
Gazette stair s that in addition to 40,000,000
gold roubles directed by mi Imperial uku.se
i lie taken from the w.-rking fund of the
Imperial bank to tin devoted to the redemp
tion of its debt tlio bank is ordered to re
alize 58,000,000 on tho Umils of the nobles
and hank, 25,000,000 roubles on Russian
vents of the issue of 1884, 00,000,000 roubles
oa the issue of I*Bs, anrl 50,000,000 roubles
on the Issue of 1880.
No News From Stanley.
London, Aug. I.—A dispatch from St.
Paul De Lounda, dated July 81, says:
“Janssen, Governor of tho Congo free
Mate, write* from Boma that since receiv
ing the nows of the arrival of Htauley at
the camp on Aruwhi river no mt-meneer has
arrived from the Upper Congo, and that tho
fii st nows of any accident tlmt may liave
happened to Stanley must be brought by a
Congo Htatc uioksenger, who is expected to
arrive at Bonra In u few day*.”
Ferdinand to Take the Oath.
Bf.klin, Aug. I.—lt is reported that
Prince Ferdinand, against the advice of the
other member* of the Haxe-Coburg family,
will start to-inorrew for Bulgaria anti will
take the oath of office os Prince of Bulgaria
nt Turnova on Thursday.
AUGUSTA OUT OF DANGER
THE WATER RECEDING AND THE
SKY CLEARING UP.
Crops In the Savannah Valley Almost
Totally Destroyed by tho Overflow-
Great Damage to Mill Property,
Bridges and Crops All Over the State
—Railroads at a Standstill.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 1. —The waters are
rapidly receding and all danger is now
over. The mills will start np to-morrow or
the day after. Cellars are being cleaned.
The streets, with four exceptions, are dry
from water, and the town has settled down
to business again. Sinco the flood has gouo
down it develops that the loss to the city
mid tlio suffering are not as great as was
first thought. Subscription lists have boon
opened and the Council appropriated 81,000
for the relief of tho poor, so tho suffering
will not be great.
THE BREAK IN THE CANAL.
The break in tho third level of tlio canal
is now forty feet wide, but is not doing
much damage. The Imuks of the main
canal, witli its Immense volume of water,
are shaky. Large forces of hands are at
work ou it. Horses, buggies, bridges, etc.,
are now coming down the river, and the
damage in tlio up-country seems to have
An instance has come to light where a
woman who died Saturday night has not
been buried, tlio water preventing tho
corpse from being taken to the burial
grounds. The greatest damage has been
done to gardens and truck farmers in the
northern part of the city. The people in
that section of the city are not yet alilo to
return to their homes and are cooking in
boats or garrets.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Augusta has narrowly escaped a great
calamity. More than three-fourths of the
city was covered with water from one to six
feet deep. The greatest damage is to streets
and sowers, and not much to property in the
city. Koine industries suffered, and there
will he a loss from the stopping of mills,
but it is impossible to estimate the loss to
the different interests. The city will lie the
greatest loser in the damage to the canal
and the streets. The water is receding
rapidly from the main streets, except upper
Greene street, where a break occurred in
the third level of tho canal. The business
portion of tho city was not flooded ut all.
All fear has disappeared, anil everyone
is thankful that there has been no loss of
life and comparatively small damage to
property, when the extent of the calamity
threatened is considered. All day Sunday
the inundated portions of the city wore
navigated by boats. Ferries were estab
lished nt the strogt corners, ami boatmen
did a profitable business in rowing citizens
from one part, to another.
The indications now are favorable. Clouds
havo disappeared and a pleasant breeze pre
vails, which will soon dry up the streets.
Thera has been no interruption of business
except with factories and shops. Trains
are interrupted by washouts, but will soon
resume their schedules on all roads.
The loss will not exceed $50,000. The
damage to the canal is not as great us was
at first reported. Tho heavy rains have
beaten cotton into tho ground on the up
lands and the corn and cotton crops in the
bottom lands have lieeu ruined. Some
counties report the damage to crops nt SIOO,-
000, but it is impossible to estimate the loss,
so great and general has been the damage
to growing crops.
STILL RAINING AROUND ATHENS.
Athens, Ga., Aug. I.—The liard rains
continued yesterday and to-duy, doing con
siderable damage to property. The bridges
over the rivers around Athens are held in
their places by means of large ropes, huge
props and removing from tlio bridges such
pieces of timber as are necessary. Rci>ortH
from tho country continue to arrive an
nouncing fearful damage to corn and cot
ton. The towns of Watkinsvilie and High
Shoals are completely cut off from their
neighbors, as the last bridge was washed
away this morning. On Sandy creek, near
Athens, three bridges have been washed
away within tho last two days. The river
nt Athens is higher than it has been
known for years, und to-night is rising at the
rate of three inches un hour, A hard,
steady rain has been falling all day, and
thick, black clouds are gathering in tlie
sky to night. The people living oa the
river banks have vacated their houses, and
if the water continues to Tine much more it
will undermine fjbein before morning. Con
siderable drift wood is coming down the
river and falling with great force upon the
MORGAN’S HEAVY LOSSES.
Madison, Ga.. Aug. 1. —Great damage
and destruction to crops und property gen
erally has been caused by the heavy rains
that have fallen within the past week. Ail
file bridge* in the county, together with the
Heads mill on the Apalachee river have
been swept away. It will take thousands of
dollurs to repair the losses sustained. The
trains on the Georgia railroad were sus
pended until the road could lie repaired.
Madison has had no mails since Friday. It
is raining and there seems but little pros
pect of it clearing off soon. Trains from
the Eust will begin running to-day.
GREAT DAMAGE IN PUTNAM.
Eatonton, Ga., Aug. I.—The greatest
damage ever done to property iu this county
by high water is Iwing reported from the
ruins of the last four days. It has lieen
raining here since last Friday, tint to-day
and Sunday there was not so much. The
clouds are still low and threatening. The
damage, ns far as can lie beard from, is
aisiut as follows: The mill of Mis. William
Marshall mid the bridge at that point on
Little river were swept away. This bridge
cost the enmity S4.(IK) net long ago.
Col. R. C. Iluintier's mill is uLo gone, to
gethor with a large amount of corn and
The mill of \V. S. Griffin was also swept
away, He estimates hi* loss at $2,500, ex
clusive of the damage to ids crop.
The crops ou the Little river, from its
source to tho end, arc u total loss. A trims
fer i* being used at Little river bridge, us
several Unite ur* gone and Ihe bridge is in
u very unsafe cou. .ition. It will lie Wednes
day before a truln can cross it. It is im
possible to learn all the dumugc done on
Ik'onoe river, but It is great Thu water in
Little river ts twelve feet higher than in
the Harrison freshet of 1840. The loss to
the county is estimated at SIOO,OOJ. On ac
count of the floods the reunion oi the Third
Georgia regiment is postponed to Aug. 81
and Sept. F.
THE RISE AT TXKXILLE.
Tenxillk, Ga., Aug. I.—The Oconee
river is higher at Dublin than was ever
known. The river is a mile wide. Tho
splendid drawiiridge, ju:<t completed at u !
cost of several thousand dollars, hus lieen I
swept away. Many jieople were standing on I
it three uunnte* before. The Wrightuville |
and Tcuiiilo railroad has removed ita
cars uud all it* vailablu prop
erty to a place of safety. The
wharf's Imiptic" 1 and track* are exnected
to go to-night. The river is still rising.
There is great loss of crops and property
along the river. The Central railroad is
iiupassililo hetwoon Toomsboro and Mil
ieu on account of high water at Midvillo
and Oconee. A game of ball between de
layed passengers and train crews resulted in
favor of the passengers by a score of 23 to
NO WRECK <ip THE CHATTAHOOCHEE.
Fort Gainer, (la., Aug. I.— The report
of a steamer wrecked on the Chattahoochee
river, which was circulated last Saturday,
proves to he untrue. The steamer Hays
arrived at this place Sunday about 1 o'clock.
The viver being too high to permit her to
pass the bridge, she returned down the
river to assume the schedule of the steamer
Naida, and will carry the mails this
week between the Chattahoochee and
Apalachicola and return as far up as Co
lumbia. Ala., by Wednesday. The rains
have been continuous for twenty-four
hours and the river is still rising. It is
about IS inches higher than at noon yester
days The crops generally are being very
much damaged, especially on river lands,
which are under water. No disasters lmvo
occurred on the railroad as fur as heard
BURSTING OF A DAM.
The People of Parsons Forced to Flee
for Their Lives.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. I.—A dam
burst on the side of the mountain to-day,
lotting the water down on the village of
Parsons. Tho whole town was flooded, and
the people had to fleo for their lives.
A little girl named Annie Quinn was
caught in tho current and drowned. Ilcr
body was found five miles away.
Four bridges were washed away and 500
feet of the .1 ersey Central tracks wits car
ried oil’. All traffic on tho road is at a
The Melrose House was carried down the
stream, but the inmates were rescued by a
party of men in I coats. At Laurol Run the
mad water caught fifty loaded coal cars
on a side truck and dashed
them down the mountain like kindling
wood. A mile and a half of tho track wits
also carried away with the cars.
All the houses on A street were swept off
The loss to the railroad company is about
$115,000 and to town property about (00,000.
The waters of Coal Brook creak carried
off two bridges in the northern part of the
town, between Wilkesbarre and Parsons.
One hundred men are at work repairing the
Delaware and Hudson railroad.
PHILADELPHIA'S BANK CRASH.
No Statement Yet Issued, But che
President Talks Hopofully.
Philadelphia, Aug. I.—Nothing new
Inis transpired In connection with the failure
of the Columbian Rank, and no statement
has as yet been issued. President Phillips
declares that the statements of the bank’s
dealings with Ives & Cos., of New York, are
greatly exaggerated, and says that the
assignment was wholly duo to a temporary
lack of funds in Philadelphia.
THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT.
Thisevening President Charles L. Phillips,
of the bank, authorized the publication of
the following statement or the financial
condition of the institution:
Liabilities to depositors- Savings fund dc
positors, Germantown, (TOdski iHi; savings
fund depositors, at Philadelphia, s(i2,;isil 37;
bunking depositors, $137,674 IK): certificates
of deposits, $12,000. Total, *278,001 33.
Assets Loans, $153,347 40; advances on
merchandise, $126,000; bonds and stocks,
$132,000; mortgages and ground rents, ssl,
065 06; cash due from correspondents, etc.,
SIO,BOB 77; total $478,001 32. Rythisshow
ing tho assets are about S2OO,OtXI in excess
of tho liabilities, which is exactly the
amount of the stock of the bank. President
Phillips avoided making any expla
nation of the statement, liut As
sistant Cashier Bedford said that tho nisive
figures had been obtained after a great and il
of work, and that if the bank succeeded in
realizing upon its investments it would be
able to pay dollar for dollar without assess
ing tho stockholders. The assignees will
soon apply to tile court for the appointment
of appraisers, whose business it will bo to
determine tho uctual value of tho bank’s as
FLIGHT OF THE HORSE THIEVEB.
The Sheriff's Posse Still on the Trail of
Nebraska City, Aug. L—A special tel
egram from Craig, Mo., gives full particu
lars of the killing of Anthony Do Long and
Gideon Bostwick. Sheriff Denney, of Polk
county, states that on Thursday, Aug. 2!), a
posse captured three horse thieves near Forest
City. '1 liey were Con and Fletcher Franklin,
and Harrison Stone. The thieves were dis
armed, but Fletcher, giving an excuse, went
to Ids wagon and getting hold of a pistol
begun shooting, the officer* returning the
(ire. The shooting scared the officer*’ team,
causing it to run away, leaving the officers
without ammunition and powerless. An
other iisso was formed and
caught tho thieves tiiree miles
northwest of Phelps, at a farm
house. Both sides promptly began
shooting. Tho first shot from Fletcher
Franklin struck Deismg in the back part,of
the head. The second shot struck Gideon
Bostwick in the right shoulder. Tho
Franklins then started northwest and suc
ceeded in eluding the officers. The sheriff
followed a blind truil into iowu, but can
find no trace of tho thieves. He suys
Fletcher Franklin la-longed to the old Jesse
James gang, and Is a desperate character.
Parties arc scorning tile country.
BOY ROBBERS IN A GAVE.
One of the Two Captives Confesses
and Reveals a Murder.
Galveston. Tex., Aug. I.—A special
from Keguin says: Two young men named
Robinson and Urumley, still in their teens,
were am-sh-l here lust week on a charge of
robbery. Yesterday Bromley turned State's
evidence, and confessed that ho, Robinson,
and a man mined Henry, belonged to a
bund of robliers, which rendezvoused in u
cave near here, lie said that one day last
Muy, while nt tho cuve Robinson
shot Henry, who was captain of the
band, through tin* head, killing him instant
ly, and he helisxi Robinson conceal tho body
in tho cave. Brumiey conducted the officers
to tile cave and they found the body as
represented, and various relic* of maraud
ing expedition*. Robinson is alxnit 17 years
old, and In explanation of the deed he save
that be wanted to rival the reconi of Jesse
Rood Declared Insane.
New York, Aug. L— Charles H. Reed,
Ouitoau’s counsel, who lum]>ed into the
North river HatiinlOy and was committed
to Uollevuo Hospital for examination as to
his faulty, was examined to-day and pro
nounced insane, lie is suffering from mel
ancholia. It. is not known w hat disposition
will be mode of him. He liecuirie a resident
of this city after leaving Chicago, but for
some mouths post lias lived in Jersey City.
Lawyer Reed was discharged from BeUe
vue Hospital to night, and is in the custody
( I’ll ICK IO A YEAR. • i
| a ( HINTS X COPY. ( ,
BRANTLEY AND HORNING?
SECTION FIVE TO BE OUT OF THB
BILL WHEN INTRODUCED.
The Measure Still Withheld in Defer*
once to a Request From Savannah—
Tho Senator Grows Caustic in Allud
ing- to the Criticism Heaped Upon
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. I.—Senator Brant-
Icy was out of the city when the News,
containing the article and interview on his
naval stores bill reached Atlanta. 110 said
to the Newscorres|K>ndout to-night: “I
Intended to have introduced the naval
stores bill, as amended to-day. but I have
boon requested by telegraph from Savanna!*
to await the reception of documents with
signatures. As my motive for inserting
section 5 into the bill seems to lie u matter
of Njieculation in Savannah and generously
explained by a leading factor on tho broad
ground of ignorance I think I might with
propriety set the matter at rest.
UK COULD retaliate.
“I could retaliate and charge ignoranco
upon the other side—ignorance of the com
mon rules of courtesy—but I forbear ami
attribute the interview and editorial of the
News to a mistake. Certainly when I sub
mitted Ihe naval stores bill to the Board of
Trade ot Savannah, telling them that I
wuuid withhold its introduction for
a few days in order to hear
from them, ami that wo would
try anil remove any objection they might
lmvo to it, I did not imagine the bill would
lie criticised in the manner it has Is on, or.
that my motives would lie brought into du
eussion in the public prints. The time for
that would lmvo lieon after tho bill was in
NOT CONSIDERED spicy.
“I want to sav, too, in justice to tho fac
tors, brokers and cx|K>rtors generally of .Sa
vannah t hat while spicy letters may liuve
liecn sent me, I have not received tie-in, un
less indeed the letter of the loading factor to
mo ooulJ lie so denominated, uih£.l did nod
construe it to lie one. Inu ring the first, jMU'tt
written, ns 1 thought, under a misapprehen
sion. It was a practical, business-like com
mon-sense letter. I appreciated it as such
and so wrote him, and 1 apprehend that he>
cannot isint to a single instance where £
have refused to consider a suggestion offered.
HOW THE DILL WAS FRAMED.
“The bill you telegraphed to Savannah,
and which you will endorse mo in saying
that I opposed giving to the press, until it
had been iierfocted. was brought about In a
compromising spirit, and for fear that too
Ilmen honor has liecn heajied upon me, I
wunt to tell Just how it originated. Tho
producers first agreed upon a hill much lesa
radical than the one t!u>y first suggested.
Tliis lilll Senator J. T. Hand and myself laid!
before the Chatham county delegation, and
at a consultation hold by Capt. Gordon, Col.
Reilly, Senator Hand and myself, the bill
you telegraphed was framed.
ONLY A ROUGH SKETCH.
“In trying to lie conciliatory we maybavei
gone too for, but we desire to give thf
freest scope possible to the trade consistent
with fair dealing, and be*bles the bill wus
not framed for immediate introductions,
but simply as u basis from which, after con
sidering tlie suggestions that we proposed
to write and did write, a proper
and perfect bill might be mode. Sec
tion 5 of the bill which has been
no freely criticised, 1 deem it duo to myself
to say tout it was pat In ut the suggestion
Of Cant. W. W. Gordon. In putting it in
we, of course, did not consider that we were
legalizing “horning.” But without discuss
ing that question I would fay that I hava
received enough suggestions from producers,
buyers unit factors to authorize me in elimi
nating section 5 from Die bill, and it will
not appear in the bill when introduced.”
A KINO OF THE PEN.
Ho Obtains $40,000 on Forgod Paper
and Steals $20,000 Besides.
Chicago, Aug. I.—A. J. Whitman, book
keeper of the Central Union Telephone Com
pany, was arrested to-day for forgery, and
waiving examination, was committed to
tho Criminal Court under $26,000 bonds.
Ho has liecn in the employ of tlie Tclephon*
('ompauy three years, is an excel Irtut ac
countant and skillful penman. He forgedl
two checks for $20,000 each on each of
which he forged three signatures so skill
fully that tile checks were paid. For these
forgeries the banks interested hod Whit
man arrested yesterday. The telephone
company to-lay discovered that Whitman
hail robbed them of $23,000 in addition to
tlie alsive named forgeries. Whitmuu could
not find bondsmen and went to jail.
A FALL FROM THE BRIDGE.
Losing His Footing a Painter Tumble*
Into tlie River.
New York, Ang. I.—James Martin, m
painter, 17 years old, was at work painting
on the Brooklyn bridge when he accidentally
missed liis footing on the scaffold and fell
into the river liclow. He was picked up by
a tug and taken to the Chambers Street
Hospital. He complained of pain in his
side where ho struck the water hut appar
ently was not seriously injured. The dis
tance ho fell is alsiut 100 foot. He was kept
at the hospital as it was thought he might
iiuve suffered internal injuries that may
manifest themselves later..
Tho Smith’s S ore Tragedy.
HardeevltAE, 8. C., Aug. I.—Following
is a fuller account of tlie murder near here:
()n Saturday night at (Smith’s store, seven
miles from this place, a negro named Jo
seph Mitchell went into the store and cursed
John lycaquonux, a white man who was
clerking for .Smith, and drew a pistol on
him, and on Sunday morning be returned
and renewed tlie quarrel, when Ixxiqueaux
shot him three times, killing him instantly.
No one saw the shooting mid Lcoqueaux is
not dls]iosed to sav much übont it until his
trial glia's off. Ho was committed to jail*
Migration in Russia.
Bt. Petersburg, Aug. I.—An immense
migration movement is pines-ling in Cen
tral Russia. Peasants and farmers are go
ing in largo numbers to Win tern Silierm,
where tree pasture and arable lands abound.
The movement threatens to result in a se
rious agricultural crisis. It is reixirtod that
tho government is about to stop the migra
Berlin Joiners Strike.
Berlin, Aug. I.—Twenty-five hundred
joiners are on a strike at Hamburg. The
police have suppressed the Joiners' Union.
Workmen at all trade* are Intensely indig
England to Mediate.
Rome, Aug. I.—The government has ac
cepted England's offer to mediate between
Italy and Abyssinia.
Death of a Famous Editor.
Bt. Petersburg, Aug I. Katkoff, mii
lor of the Moscow Oateft*. died to-dUsv.