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CATHOLICS AND THE CUP.
THE TOTAL. ABSTINENCE UNION
Pope Leo’s Golden Jubilee Celebration
to be Appropriately Observed —A
Resolution Passed that the Conven
tion Support Legislative Movements
for the Entire Restriction of the
Philadelphia, Aug. 4.— A solemn re
quiem mass for the repose of the souls of
deceased members of the Catholic Total
Abstinence Union of America was cele
brated this morning in the Cathedral.
The Total Abstinence Convention was
culled to order at 10:80 o’clock in the Wal
nut Street Theatre by President Cleary.
As Treasurer Rev. J. 11. Bowles, of Ohio,
had died since the last report, the report of
his executors was read by Secretary Philip
Nolan. It showed a balance on hand of
A resolution was adopted that a commit
tee composed of one member from each
subordinate union b" appointed to formu
late plans for the proper celebration of the
golden jubilee celebration of Pope LeoXIII.
President Cleary the following
committee: Thomas J. Henry, of Balti
more; Rev. P. A. McKimia, of Boston;
Rev. J. P. Melia, of Brooklyn; 11. J. Ma
guire, of Chicago; Rev. W. H. Rogers, of
Connecticut: A. Cairns, of Illinois;
Rev. T. E. Walsh, of Indiana; G.
B. Thompson, of . Louisville; Rev. F.
Furloug, of New Hampshire; Rev. D. Cor
rigan, of New Jersey; Rev. Walter Elliott,
of New York; William Manning, of Ohio;
Rev. .1, J. M. Tiglie, of Pennsylvania; Rev.
Thomas Barry, of Philadelphia; Rev.
Thomas F. Doran, of Providence; T. V.
l’owderly, of Scranton; Rev. I*. J. Corri
gan, of Springfield, Mass.; N. O. Reiley, of
St. Paul; J. A. Doulevy, of Wisconsin;
Francis McNiloney, of Detroit.
The committee on constitutional amend
ments reported that no alterations in the
constitution were deemed advisable. The
report was accepted.
BISHOP KEAN S ADDRESS.
Rt Rev. Bishop Kean, of Richmond, Va.,
was requested to s]>eak and complied by de
livering an eloquent address, for which the
convention passed a vote of thanks.
The most important business of the day
was the reading and adoption of the report
of the Committee on Resolutions, which is
quite lengthy and contains mostly pledges
to further exertion in the cause of temper
ance. Reference is made to Ireland in the
following resolution :is part of the report.
l.'esnlve'd, That while we welcome as true
citizens the coming anniversary which com
memorates cherished traditions and hallowed
memories of American lilierty forever associ
ated with Philadelphia's Independence Hal!, we
also hail before hand as lovers of liberty the
world over and of children still of divided Gaels
the comma declaration of Ireland's indepen
dence, and pledge anew to aid its coming, our
efforts increasing, our resources unfailing, and
by our undying devotion.
4 TIIE CLOSING RESOH'TION.
The report concludes with this resolution:
Resolved, Ah an additional means of further
ing our grand, our noble and heavy undertaking,
that tlie Union recommend to all societies the
formation of a cadet corps and the semi-eenten
niul celebration in April. 18H8, of the signing of
the pledge of our national temperance apostle,
Father Theobald Jlathew.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
resolution, Father Doran, of the committee,
stated that the minority of the committee
objected to the fifth resolution providing
that (he convention support legislative
movements for entire restriction of the
liquor traffic, and a somewhat confused de
bate occurred, several delegates wanting
the resolution stricken out, while others
argued for the adoption of the entire re
port. It was finally ordered that us the
request has Beil made and the rules re
quired that the resolutions be read sepa
rately and acted upon in that manner.
This was done and the first vote was car
ried without difficulty. Tho taking of the
ballot oil the objectionable resolution had
also proceeded quietly until Philadelphia
was reached, when Chairman Campbell an
nounced tho total vote in favor of striking
out. This brought several members to their
feet and a short but heated discussion en
sued, after which the ballot proceeded to a
close, resulting in a vote of 563 in favor of
striking out to 207 in favor of tiie retention
of the clause. While the vote was being
counted by the Secretary, Father McKenna
moved that the whole matter be indefinitely
President Cleary, however, ruled that the
vote was in order.
1 lie Committee on tho Golden Jubiloe of
Pope Leo XIII. recommended that the oc
casion be fittingly celebrated by the Nation
al Assooiation, and suggested that an ad
dress signed by every member of the union
in America, and a copy of the proceedings
of the convention, translated into Italian,
he presented to the Pope. The matter was
left entirely in the hands of the new Presi
dent, Vice President nnd Treasurer, to act
as they shall deem best.
THIS NEW OFFICERS.
The election of officers resulted in the
I‘resident—llev. Thomas J. Conaty of
Vico President—Rev. Thomas E. Walsh
ol Notre Dame College, Ind.
Treasurer—Rev. Philip J. Gnrrigan of
Secretary—Philip A. Nolan of Philadol
Provincial Vico Presidents—('incinnati,
William Manning; Baltimore, Frank Mc-
Nerhimv; Boston, Rev. J. K. McKoy; Chi
cago, Hugh j. McGuire; Milwaukee, Rev.
M E. Murphy; Now Orleans, 1). 11. Buck
ley; New York, W. 11. Downes; Philadel
phia, J. A. Collier. The next convention
will be hold in Boston on the 2d Wednesday
in August, 1888.
The President, Rev. M. Cleary, who had
|icon delegated by Bishop Ireland to organ
ize unions throughout the coming year, an
nounced the general plan of Ins proposed
work previous to adjournment. His ex
penses will I*/ paid out of a general fund to
be subscrilicd by a number of gentlemen
not incmliers of the union, but who are in
terested in tlio progress of the temperance
This evening a banquet was given the
delegates at the Academy of Music. Covers
were laid for 400, und the evening was mude
a most enjoyablo one by reason of
me happy vein in which the
various toasts were responded to. To
morrow the delegates will visit, the various
points of int<‘rest in tho city, aad on Satur
day will go on an excursion to
t-ity, where they will be tendered a rece|>-
New Yu Ac, August. 4. —The sixth nt
v'Jnpt, to bum the New York Zeitnng was
frustrated at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The
ure started on the third floor in some old
Ides of the liemokrat. None hut employes
inti allowed in that part of tho building. and
ihe owner* of the paper are at a lose to
know how tho blaze came aI * 'Ut. The
watchman had found everything right only
about llfteon minutes before the alarm. Tho
Uauies were quickly extinguished.
§Ohe ilofninn WetosS.
Chicago, Cincinnati and Other Cities
in the List.
Washington, Aug. 4. —The President
came in from Oakview at 10 o’clock this
morning and the Cabinet met at the White
House at tho usual hour. All the members
were present except Secretary Bayard and
Attorney General Garland. The President
has virtually decided to make a short stop
at Columbus and Indianapolis on his way
to St. Louis in October.
Before the President leaves on his trip
West he will have received invitations to
visit them from all the towns along tlio
route which he may select for his trip out
and back. The Western cities are acquiesc
ing very gracefully in the President’s sug
gestion that the invitations need not
be brought here by largo delegations
in order to be acceptable. To-day for ex
ample the cities of Columbus, 0., and In
dianapolis, Ind., invited him to visit them
on his way out, the invitation being pre
sented him by Third Auditor Williams and
Deputy Commissioner Henderson, of the
Internal Revenue office.
A delegation of citizens of Mem
phis, headed by Senator Harris, ar
rived iu this city to-night to urge
the President to visit Memphis' during his
Westem trip this fall. Arrangements were
made by which tho delegation will be re
ceived by the Prosideut to-morrow morning.
Chicago, Aug. 4.—The committee ap
pointed by the citizens of this city for the
purpose of extending an invitation to the
President forwarded the following commu
nication to Washington by this afternoon’s
To the President:
On behalf of the city of Chicago and of its
citizens the undersigned tender you a cordial
invitation to visit Chicago and accept its hospi
talities ;it such time in the early future as muy
suit your convenience. We beg to assure you
that all our people will lie glad of an opportunity
to express their respect for the Chief Magis
trate, and will extend to you a hearty welcome
in the event that you find yourself able to favor
their wishes in this regard. We enclose a copy
of the proceedings of the City Council anil the
action taken thereunder, anil remain with high
esteem your obedient servants.
Here follow the signatures of the commit
tee, headed by the Mayor and Hon. Melville
W. Fuller, chairman of the committee, who
also sent the following:
Mrs. Grover Cleveland:
Dear Madam—We beg leave to extend to you,
in behalf of the city of Chicago and its citizens,
a cordial invitation to our city on the occasion
of the visit which we trust the President will
consent to make us in the near future, and we
assure you that it will give our people the high
est gratification if you fiud yourself able to ac
cept the hospitalities they heartily tender.
Cincinnati, Aug. 4.—The Chamber of
Commerce and other bixlies which have
united to invite the President to visit Cin
cinnati this afternoon telegraphed him a
letter of invitation, which will lie engrossed
and presented formally. The invitation in
cludes Mrs. Cleveland.
CONSUL FRANCIS DEAD.
Paralysis of the Heart Results from
St. Thomas, Ont., Aug 4.— Hon. Allen
Francis, United States Consul, who was
struck by a heavy carriage at the recent
railway disaster here and badly injured,
died suddenly at 12:10 o’clock this morning.
He had been confined to his room ever since
the accident, but ills condition was not
thought to be critical. At II :30 o’clock last
night, w'hile sitting up talking cheerfully,
he was seized with paralysis of tho heart,
brought on by the shock sustained in the
accident, and died shortly after. Mr. Fran
cis was 73 years of age, and was for over
twenty years Consul for the United
States at Victoria, B. C., and for
the past three years had been
United States Consul at St, Thomas, ami
Port Stanley. He has a daughter living on
Staten Island. His family reside at Victo
ria, B. C., and none of his relatives were at
his bedside when he died. Flags are floating
at half must on all public buildings. The
funeral will take place to-morrow here.
SUNK AT A NAVY YARD.
The-Antietam Going Down With $25,-
000 Wor:h of Stores. •
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 4.—Three
weeks ago, the United States steamer An
tietam sprang a leak, and she is now sink
ing in tho back channel at League Island
Navy Yard. She has been used as marine
barracks and storoship, and lias
about $25,000 worth of stores
aboard. They aro practically ruined.
Boatswain Thompson has charge of
the crew of half a dozen men working on
the ship to recover the stores. They are
obliged every day to strip themselves and
dive down into fourteen feet of water in the
hold and flsh up the ropes and other mate
rial that can be saved. The Antietum was
built at the old navy yard in this city and
launched in 1807. She has been allowed to
remain in I Mick channel until she has de
Dr. Mcllwaine Still on the Stand a t an
Petersburg, Va., Aug. 4. —The exami
nation of Dr. Mcllwaine in tho Langston
murder trial, which was commenced yester
day morning, is still in progress. The de
fense made the jioint to-day that tho facili
ties for (>erfonning tho operation of lapa
rotomy on Ruffin were not such hero
as to justify it. All the witnesses
in the case except tho experts have
limn discharged until Saturday. Dr. Mc-
Uwaine made an indignant denial to a ques
tion by tho prisoner's counsel as to whether
lie hal contributed or advised contributions
to a fund to employ ox-Gov. Cameron as
assistant prosecutor. The Court s topi led
further questions of the kind, unless tho
counsel should furnish names and placos.
A GAIN FOR BROOKS.
His Attorney Obtuins a Writ of Error
from Justice Miller.
St. Louis. Aug. 4.—A dispatch from
Block Island. Long Island Sound, states
that I’. IV. Founth'roy, one of tho attorneys
of Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, pre
sented to-ilay tho cose of his client to
Justice Miller, of the United States
Supreme Court, who is stopping at
the Ocean View Hotel there, and
obtained from liim a writ of error in the
case. Tho effect of tlus order will be to
bring the ease of the clilorofontter liefore
the Supreme Court for hearing on constitu
tional points, und will act n a supersedeas
and defer the execution of Brooks, which
was set for Aug. 20.
Rio Janeiro’s American Consul.
WAnniNtlTON, Aug. 4.—Tb“ State De
portment is informed of the death, several
days since, of Vico Consul General John T.
Miller ut Rio Janeiro. Consul McCall, at
Santos, has lieen directed to take diarge of
the Consul General's oilier* at. Rio, the Consul
(tenoral being absent ou leave.
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1887.
FIRES HAVE A 111(1 PICNIC
THIRTY FIRMS BURNED OUT IN A
NIGHT AT TAMPA.
The Losses Very Much in Excess of the
Insurance—A Blaze Which Started
in a Bakery at Baltimore Destroys
$500,000 Worth of Property—Syra
cuse Saddlery Makers Lose SIOO,-
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 4. —A disastrous fire
occurred here this morning between 1 and 4
o’clock, completely destroying the Campbell
and Ghira blocks, except the Tribune build
ing and two small cottages. When first
discovered the fire was beyond eoutrel and
nothing could be done but to prevent the
fire spreading to the adjoining block.
Deeds of bravery were too numerous to
mention separately. The origin of the ftro
is unknown. The only thing that saved
Tampa from a general conflagration was the
total absence of wind. Nb lives were lost.
AB >ut t hirty business stands were destroyod.
H. C. Ferris, a grocer, loses $2,000.
J. P. & 0. J. Andree. proprietors of a bar
room, lose $7,000, but are insured for $2,500.
Tibbetts & Bro., fruit anil confectionery
dealers, lose $1,500, with no insurance.
C. L. Ayres, jeweler, loses SSOO.
Morton & Cos., druggists, lose $2,500 to
$3,000, but are insured tor $1,300.
J. A. Campbell, grocer, loses $3,500, with
J. A. McDonald, proprietor of a barrom,
C. Floyd, proprietor of a barroom, loses
R. D. McCormick loses SI,OOO.
I). Ghira loses on bouses $5,000.
Berrin & Cos., dealers ill fruits and
groceries, lose SI,OOO.
T. G. Thomas, a baker, loses $5,000.
B. R. Cole, proprietor of a restaurant,
The proprietor of the Tampa gun store
A number of other losses represent less
than SSOO each.
The following telegram was received to
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 3.
To the Mayor of Tampa.
The Florida Immigration Convention, assem
bled at Jacksonville, tender sincere sympathy
to Tampa in her terrible loss this day by fire.
James Fairlie. Secretary.
BURNING OF A BAKERY.
Baltimore, Aug. 4. —Fire broke out this
morning in the extensive cracker bakery of
James I). Mason & Sous, on Pratt street,
near Light. Tho building was entirely
destroyed with all its contents and ma
chinery. It extended cn the right to a
double building occupied by Henderson,
Laws & Cos., as a cracker, cake and candy
factory, which was also destroyed.
William Schulle, foreman of engine No.
12, was ou ono of the lower floors when the
upper floors fell in and ho was buried be
neath the ruins and killed.
Chief Engineer Heiinrick, of the fire de
partment, was on the same floor and was
seriously injured. His death is feared.
THE FLAMES KEEP GOING.
The flames continued to spread on the
right to the stave warehouse of Liobrandt,
McDowell & Cos., which was destroyed, and
to the agricultural warehouse of E. Whit
man & Sons, tho upper part of which was
burned out. On the left of tho building in
which the fire originated was the book and
stationery store of T. Newton Kurtz & Son,
containing a large stock. It was burned,
and all the upper floors of the grain and
produce commission house of E. B. Owens
& Cos., were destroyed.
The fire spread to the south, took hold of
the rear of tho tin warehouse of E. L.
Parker & Cos., fronting on Charles street,
which was wrecked and the stock i-uiuod.
Their damage is estimated at SOO,OOO.
The entire damage is estimated at up
wards of $500,000.
SOME OF THE LOSSES IN DETAIL.
At 2 o’clock this afternoon the firemen
were still at work on the ruins, and the
walls of the houses of Mason & Sons and
Henderson, Laws & Cos. had been pulled
It is now said that tho loss of Mason &
Sous will be nearly $300,000, upon which
thore is only partial insurance. They are
said to have had on hand nearly 2,000 bar
rels of flour.
Henderson, Laws & Cos. are insured for
$75,000, which will about cover their loss.
Liebrondt, McDowell & Ce. yesterday ob
tained additional insurance, and their dam
age is saiii to tie about $30,000.
E VVhitmons & Sons lmd all their ma
chinery on the first floor damaged by water.
Their stock is estimates! at $20,000 and is in
the hands of a trustee.
Newton Kurtz loses his entire stock of
books and stationery, but he has as yet made
no estimate of the damage.
E. B. Owens & Cos. are damaged about
$5,000. They are fully insured. i
E. L. Parker & Co.’s building is burned
out and a largo part of the walls have fallen.
Their damage is estimated at $200,000, ou
which there is partial insurance.
The building on Pratt street, adjoining
the Parker warehouse is occupied by Fitz
gerald, Wedge & Cos., wholesale grocers,
who lost about SIO,OOO. They are insured.
Tiie building adjoining on the south, oc
cupied by Sadler it Cos., wholesale liquor
dealers, was slightly damaged. They are
A BLAZE AT MACON.
Macon. Ga.. Aug. 4.— What threatened
to be a disastrous tire was discovered at l
o’clock this morning in the basement of the
old Truman building on Mulberry street.
Tho first floor is occupied by Henry
Loli, a tobacconist; Horne & Wim
berly, liquor dealers, and J. J. Clay, an
undertaker The second floor is occupied
by Holtnos & M iron, dentists. The depart -
ment was on hand promptly and did
good work, but it mu some time
before the flumes could be conquered,
as they were hard to get at.
AI ks ut $ o'clock, however, they wore gotten
under control, after doing considerable
damage. The total loss will foot up about
$2,500. Tho fire is supposed to have origi
nates! in tlie cook room of Horne & Wiin-.
berly’s, which was in the basement. Most
of the damage is covered by insurance.
A liSaZE AT SYRACUSE.
Syracuse, N Y., Aug. 4.—Fire which
started at 12:40 o’clock this morning, dam
aged the extensive saddlery hardware manu
factory of the Frazer A Jones Company
SIOO,OOO, which is covered by an insurance
of about $150,000.
A COFFER MINE ON FIRE.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 4.—A Calumet
special says: The Calumet aud Heela Cop
per mine is on fire at the sixteenth level.
Immense volumes of smoke are issuing from
the No. 3 shaft. In the Heela branch of the
mine the miners liuvo gone down to shut off
the fire from the Black Hills portion of tlie
mine. No lives have boot lost.
FLOUR MILLS BURNED.
Nashville, Tesn., Aug. 4 —The New
Era flour mills of this city were destroyed
by fire to-dsy. Ixws about S4S,IKK).
A Building Blown Down.
Cincinnati. Aug. 4.—A wind storm vis
ited Corryvjllc this afternoon and blow
down u building ou which carpenter* Wei's
working, iniunjig ten of thorn, some fatally.
MOONEY A FREE LANCE.
All the Prominent Irishmen of New
York Unacquainted With Him.
New York, August 4.— A1l the promi
nent Irishmen of the city deny any knowl
edge of Mooney, the man who tried to de
stroy the steamer Queen yesterday. J.
O’Meagher Condon, of the Irish World ,
says tho man had 110 connection
with that paper, and he believes
that the society Mooney claimed to
represent is a myth. Mooney’s trunks have
been seized and searched. Mooney’s effects
wore found in a zinc covered oak bound
trunk and two valises, all carefully packed
as though the man had made preparations
for a hasty departure. In * the
trunk were found two pieces of
gas pipe, packages of powder, sulphur,
phosphorus, crystals of chloride of potas
sium, several glass tubes and some blasting
caps for Atlas powder, besides clothes and
note books. There waa a picture of Dr.
McGlynnand a few personal letters, several
yards of fuse and a box of draftsman's in
struments completed the list. The pqx-s
were of very heavy brass, of unequal
lengths, ami at alxiut one-third of the ilis
finite from one end of each was a cock
which the police did not attempt to turn to
day. The shank of the eoek was made of
soft metal that could be eaten away by acid
placed in a smaller chamber, and thus ex
plode the contents of the larger. Capt.
Gastlin, who made the examination, re
marked. “Mooney was ready to blow up a
PRISON BARS OVERCOME.
A Virginia Thief Makes His Escape and
Winchester, Va., August 4.—0. B.
Riehold of Muncy, Pa., convicted of stealing
hides from Zepp’s warehouse in this place,
and awaiting the action cf the Court of
Appeals on a petition for anew trial, broko
jail this morning for the second time. He
released three negro prisoners. Jolm.lenkius,
convicted of horse stealing, Jack Williams
convicted of larceny, and Algernon Miller
charged with the murder of Millanl F.
White in this county. Miller was recap
tured but tlie others are still at large.
Vigorous Steps to be Taken to Pre
vent Gladstonian Election Successes.
London, Aug. 4. —A pnvate conference
of tho Liberal Unionists was held to-day for
the purpose of discussing means for cheek
ing the Gladstonian reaction. The speakers
agreed in attributing their defeats partly to
tiie enthusiasm and energy of the Home-
Rulers in assisting the Gladstonian candi
dates, and partly to the want of united
action on the part of the Liberal Unionists
and Conservatives. Mr. Chamberlain
pointed to the example of tlie Pumellites
in sending a contingent to every contest to
influence electors. In the impending elec
tion in Northwieh Mr. Dillon, T. O'Connor,
and several others are going on the stump
for the Gladstonian candidate, and the
Unionists must send militant members also.
In the House of Commons this evening
Thomas Sandy s, (Conservative), asked
whether tho government was aware that
the object of Mgr. Persico in visiting Ire
land was practically to make a political,
though nominally a righteous inquiry into
the condition of the country. His question
was met with derisive cheers by tho Par
W. H. Smith in reply to Mr. Sandys, said
the Government was not cognizant of the
pa|xil mission, having had no communica
tion from the Pope ou the subject. So far
as the Government wus concerned Mgr.
Peixico was a private individual who was
visiting Ireland for reasons best known to
himself. (Parnellito cheers.)
Right Honorable Edward King Harmon,
Under Secretary for Ireland, in reply to n
question by Putriek O’Brien in reference to
the alleged watching by a detective of P.
A. Collins, of Boston, denied thut Mr. Col
lins had been wutcliod. In accordance with
existing practice, the luggage of Mr. Col
lins, upon his arrival in Ireland, was
searched in common with that of other
A WATCH ON THE PARNELLITES.
Dublin, Aug. 4. —United Ireland pub
lishes a copy of a circular which it asserts
has been issued to the police directing that
a watch be kept upon the movements of tho
members of tile House of Commons belong
ing to tho National League.
England’s Naval Manoeuvres
London, Aug. 4. —Naval manoeuvres took
place to-duv off the mouth of the river
Thames. The attacking squadron operated
ill the Downs, and together with a force of
marines and blue jackets who were
landed from the vessels, captured
the entrances to the Thames and
the river Medway. During the
mantpuvres a Nordenfeldt gun burst on
board the torpedo boat Curlew and several
seamen were seriously injured. One of the
guns on board the iron armor plated ship
Black Prince also burst and injured three
Rome, Aug. 4. —The funeral of the late
Prime Minister Depretis took place to-day
at StrodeUa. Twenty thousand persons
were present. King Humbert and others
sent wreaths to be placed ou the coffin of the
dead statesman. There was no religions
ceremony, the clergy having been ordered
to refuse tiie rites of tho church owing to
the fact that Depretis died without having
received the last sacraments.
Bulgaria’s Royal Yacht.
Sofia, Aug. 4. —The government has
ordered that tlie State) yacht, which is de
voted to the use of Urn reigning prince, and
which at present is moored at Hus to link, le
prepared for the reception of Prince Ferdi
nand of Huxc-Coburg Gotha. Prince Ferdi
nand will go ini board the yacht at Orsova
ns he d>H*< not wish to touch at any place in
News From Stanley.
London, Aug. 4.*—A dispatch from St.
Thomas says; “Letters received at Stanley
Pool from Henry M. Stanley eunounee thut
the expedition arrived at. Aruwhimi Kails
on June 13; that all the members of the cx
|(edition were well, and that preparations
wore being made for the overland murch."
Germany’s Afflicted Prince.
London, Aug. 4. —Crown Prince Freder
ick William underwent another operation
bv Dr. Mackenzie for the growth in Ins
throat vi-storilny. The results of the opera
tion were good. Tho Crown Prince return
ed to Cowes to-day. His general health is
exeeileut and his voice is improving.
The Boulanger Ferry Fiasco.
Paris, Aug. 4.—Newspajiers concur in
the opinion that it is advisable to submit
the Forry-Boulongor matter te> arbjtratioP
M. Ferry bos written to Ids seconds as fol
lows; “I rornuiii over ready to give satis
faction toUon. Boulanger, or to accept ar
Cholera Traveling Fast.
Rome, Aug. 4^— Three deaths from cholera
have occurred in Naples.
Cholera has appeared in the suburbs of
HON. J. S. BARBOUR CALLS THE
CONVENTION TO ORDER.
The Importance of tho Debt Question
Urged Upon the Delegates—Cleve
land Endorsed With Tremendous
Enthusiasm A Platform Adopted.
Roanoke, Va., Aug. 4. —The Democratic
State Convention assembled at 12 o’clock.
Hon. John 8. Barbour, Chairman of tlie
State Executive Committee called the con
vention to order. After loud calls Mr. Bar
hour arose and addressed the convention.
He said the calling of a Democratic conven
tion was always in order in the State, but
there was great opposition to this
one. But it was too obvious
that tho convention was nec
essary on account of the momentous
questions involved. He said the question be
fore tho people of Virginia was the division
on the debt question thut presented itself.
He said the difference ef opinion could bo
better determined in the party, aud coun
seled harmony and dispassionate discussion
of all the issues involved.
FRESH FROM THE PEOPLE.
He said the delegates present wore fresh
from the people and uo doubt reflected the
sentiment of tho people. Far better would
it be that any difference of opinion bo dis
covered now rather than after the election,
fur better now than to have the spectacle of
a candidate in one part of the State running
on one set of opinions and nn
other candidate iu the field hold
ing different views, both claiming to belong
to the Democratic party. If differences ex
isted now, they were tesi radical to 1h) recon
ciled without consultation, and a house
divided against itself, we are told, cannot
stand. There was another reason to inilu
ence the decision by the convention. Here
tofore organization was effected by special
campaigns. There was no convention last
year and 50,000 Democrats remained at
home, or declined to vote at tho November
DECLINED THE RESPONSIBILITY.
He for one, as chairman of the Demo
cratic Committee, was not willing to tako
the responsibility, under tho circumstances,
of conducting a campaign of so much im
portance without u convention, lie eulo
gized President Cleveland, and said ho was
the best President we have had for a quar
ter of a century. His speech was loudly
cheered, anil alter quiet hud been restored
he nominated Samuel H. Moffltt, of Rock
ingham, for temporary chairman.
Upon taking tiie chair lie eulogized the
administration of Cleveland, and the cheers
were so great that tho speaker was inter
rupted for several minutes. Ho created the
greatest enthusiasm when ho said that
President Cleveland’s administration was
the most American and most honest tho
country had had during the last half cen
John Bell Billenger was elected Secretary
and the convention udjourued until 3
THE, PERMANENT CHAIRMAN.
The convention reassembled at 4 o’clock.
Hon. John Goode, of Norfolk, wus made
permanent chairman, uiul addressed the
convention, declaring in favor of the Rid
dleberger hill as finality ill tlie settlement ef
tho State debt. Ho indorsed President
Cleveland and was received with great ap
plause. In conclusion ho paid a warm trib
ute to the Pennsylvania trisjps recently
visitors at Gettysburg. The convention
then took a recess until 8 o’clock ut night,
and upon reassembling Senator John W.
Daniel was called for with wild demonstra
tions. He also eulogized the administration,
I mt condemned civil service reform in strong
Inn brief speech Lieut. Gov. Masey ad
vocated giving the bondholders six months
in which to fund the old Ik mils into Riddle
berger bonds and thereafter refuse to re
fund for those who decline this settlement.
The following platform was adopted:
The Democratic party of Virginia, ill con
vention assembled, congratulates the people
upon tho continued enjoyment of the bless
ing of gixid government secured by tho
restoration of a Demooratio administration,
State and Federal. Again invoking the
popular verdict in its behalf, we point with
pride and confidence to too record of pledges
faithfully performed and to the guarantees
of good government which it offers.
1. The wise, conservative, fearless and
honest administration of Grover Cleveland,
President of the United States, deserves,
and will receive, the cordial support of tho
Democrats of Virginia.
2. We demand immediate repeal of the
internal revenue system, a relic of the war
and no longer necessary to meet the de
mands of the government, because it is op
pressive, fosters monopolies and is obnox
ious to tiie interest* of our people.
3. We l'avor raising revenue requisite fore
the support of the Federal government by u
tariff upon imports limited to the necessi
ties of tlie government economically ad
ministered, anil so adjusted iu its applica
tion os to prevent uuotpiiil burdens, en
courage productive interests at home, de
velopment of our material resource*, and
afford just compensation to labor, but not
to foster monopolies.
4. We approve the action of the lost,
General Assembly at its extrasession in lsH7
in refusing to accept the terms proposed by
the bondholders in connection witli the set
tlement of the public debt. Tho Demo
cratic party will never support or sanction
any adjustment of tlie debt which shall im
jkisc larger liabilities ujxiri the common
wealth than that recognized nnd provided
for by the Riddleberger act, and we pledge
the party to enact all tho laws necessary to
rentier such a settlement effective, final and
5. Tho Democratic party pledges itself to
urge upon Congress the justice of its practi
cal recognition of Virginia’s equitable de
mands for compensation for her past munifl
cont concession* of territory textile Federal
government and also for tlie lost to Virginia
for the dismemberment of her territory and
consequent reduction of her taxable values,
in order that the fund Justly duo Virginia
from this source may be available to aid iu
relieving the tax payor* from the burdens
of their present financial difficulties.
6. We reassert the determination of the
party to lilxrnlly provide tor our disabled
soldiers, and declare that in the tuture tlie
Htate' should provide for the indigent widows
of soldiers who fell on the field of battle or
died from the effects of woumls received in
defease of the Htate.
7. The Democratic party founded and or
ganized the public school system of Vir
ginia. and has adopted every measure
which hus been pa*sea to secure its effi
ciency, and we pledge the )iurty to its con
tinued support until every
child in the commonwealth, of
whatever race or color may secure the
benefits of a free education and we earnestly
advoeute liberal appropriations by the Fed
eral government out of its revenues In aid
of the. education of the children of tho sev
eral States In pro;nation to illiteracy in ac
cordance with tlie previttlons of tlie Bluir
hill or some better measure.
8. Henolve.il, Tliut tiie Dotiuxirntie party
will foster, eneouruge, and protect tile agri
cultural intyrostt of Virginia, and we be
lieve that the sui**** of that interest is the
foundation of the Hate's nrot oerity.
!>. The Democratic party has always
been the friend of the laboring mau anil
recognized labor as wealth, and shall
be its duty in the future us it Ims been
in tlif past to elevate, dignify and
sustain it, and it stands pledged to prevent,
as far ns practicable, the conflict of convh't
labor with the honest labor of our meohauies
and other working citizens. We are unal
terably opposed to the introduction of for
eign pauper labor into this country, and we
request the Congress of the United Suites to
pass such luws as will prevent the immigra
tion of such people, who will lieeoiuo a bur
den ujKjn the lux payers of this country ol
ivine in eonnxititiou with honest American
laborers. We favor the gathering of
smtisties by the Lulhu- Bureau of the United
States, anil if not dono by that bureau the
establishment of the Labor Bureau to in
vestigate qnestlons which tend to the eleva
tion of the laboring class The public lands,
the heritage of the people, should be held
for actual settlers, and no more grunt-s
should be made to railroads or spi'culutors.
That we indorse and heartily apjiove the
wise and judicious administration of Pitz-
Hugh Ls> as Governor of Virginia, we de
precate the payment of any taxes or dins; to
the commonwealth in coupons as unwise
and unpatriotic, and we call upon the tax
payers of tlie State to refuse to take
this advantage of the commonwealth.
The people have absolute control
anil the decision of the debt question is in
their own hands. If they will pursue the
patriotic policy which has characterized the
great body of the tax payers of the com
monwealth for the last four years they will
soon effectually accomplish a settlement of
tiiis vexed question. We appeal to the tax
payers to stand by the State in this contest.
We earnestly deprecate the present unneces
sary absorption in the Treasury of tlm United
States of tlie currency of the country
in the shape of revenues collected anil with
held from circulation as unjust, unwise and
daugorous to the continued prosperity of
the people, and we respectfully in volte such
action by the Legislature and the executive
departments of tlie Federal government as
will prevent and avort the injuries and dan
gers referred to.
10. We pledge the Democratic party to
protect and foster the oyster industry of the
Tho convention tlion adjourned sine dio.
COLLAPSE OP THE WHEAT DEAL.
Tho Loss of the Clique $5,000,000 or
San Francisco, Aug. 4.—Close esti
mates as to the losses inflicted on the bull
wheat clique by tbo collapse of tho corner
make them betwoen $5,000,000 and $0,000,-
000, in addition to which the clique is
still holding and paying storage on
enormous qualities of wheat. Settlements are
being made through the Hunk of Nevada,
other local hanks having hud light dealings
with the full clique. It is conceded that
Mr. Dressbach and other prominent bulls
were simplv representatives of a powerful
moneyed clique, and owiug to tho fact that
the Nevada Bank was the medium of
(lie deal, the statement has been frequently
published that Messrs. Maekay and Flood
were the main promoters of the bull cam
paign. George L. Bl ander, Vice President
of tho Nevada Bunk, declared that
even though Mr. Dressbach should
fail, it would in no wise af
fect the standing of tho bank. Frank
Walton, President of the Produce Exchange,
expressed the opinion that the crush wits uio
simple result of money shortage; that tlie
farmers had chartered all the available
rolling stock and that wheat came
in fuster than it could lie paid for. The
sessions of tho call bouril havo been discon
tinued until further notice.
Nearly every one interested has signed
the proposition made by Dressbach and no
fear of a panic am now entertained. There
ure no quotations ou wheat.
BULLETS IN TWO BODIES.
A Street Fusilade at Galveston Which
May End In a Death.
Galveston, Tex., Aug 4.—Lost, night
Mayor B. W. Temple, formerly chief engi
neer of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
railroad, quarrelled with Alomlux Cush
man, a sewing machine repairer, on Centre
street. Cushman applied opprobrious epi
thets to Temple, and tlie latter uttemptodto
draw his revolver. In doing so one of
the cartridges exploded, inflicting a dan
gerous wound in his own thigh.
Not deterred by this, he succeeded in get
ting the pistol out of his pocket and tired
the remaining live charges at Cushman in
rapid succession. All went wide of their
mark except one, which took effect in Cush
man's left wrist. Another of tho bullets
buried itself in tlie groin of Joseph Cunoy,
a prominent colored man, who wus passing
on the other side of tlio street. Temple’s
wound is looked upon us most serious, and
doubts are entertained ax to his recovery.
Humors That Fresh Proposals for a
Settlement Have Been Mud .
Toronto, Aug. 4. —A special cable dis
patch to the Globe says: “Fresh proposals
for u settlement of tho fisheries dispute lmve
recently boon submitted by the Washington
authorities. They were approved at Ottawa
and favorably received by the imperial
government, but are still under considera
tion. The details of too proposals are not
known but it in understood that a more
liopei ul view of the powfbility of a speedy
settlement is now tukuu at the White
RETICENCE AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, Auv. 4.—Nothing can be
learned at the Htate I>c|lurtment in regard
to the Toronto dispatch asserting that
fresh proposals for a settlcnicnt of the llsh
eries dispute huvc recently ix-cn submitted
by tlie Washington authorities. Gov. Por
ter, Acting Heerntury of Htate, refused
either to confirm or deny, and said that ho
could say nothin# ulioiit the matter.
The Advice a Canadian Papor Gives to
Toronto, Ont. , An#. 4.—The Globe this
morning snvs: “TUoro ought to be no cere
mony about surrendering a convicted
issxiler of the McGariglo stripe. TrueCan
ndu is not legally bound to surrender him,
but what do we wuntof hunt A Now York
(Miper [m tints out, that under similar circum
stanced Hpuin surremlerud Tweed. Why
should not Canada give up McOarlgle.”
REFUSALS TO INDORSE A WARRANT.
Montreal, Aug. 4.—A detective, who
is utter Mcuarigle, telegraphed from Ht.
<'athuriiia’s, Ont., to-day that the Judpo
there is fused to indonte a warrant issued
from lie re He is now on the way home.
The Attorney General of Ontario, it is said,
has also refused to siivi tho warrant, and u
mandamus will bo asked for to compel the
Judge to sign the warrant.
Slum’s Prince at Washington.
Wahiiinoton, August 4. —Prince I>eva
wongse of Hium, and his jiarty, twenty-t wo
in all, including live of the children of the
King of Hium, arrived in this city today.
They have been, and will eoutinue to be ob
jects of oflicia) attention.
I PIWCK IO A YKAR. I
1 5 clatb a copy, f
BUCKNEII FAR IN THE VAN
REPUBLICAN CLAIMS NOTHING
BUT A SILLY BLUFF.
Halstoad Hodges by Admitting; Thai
tho Governor’s Plurality Will B
in the Neighborhood of 4,000—N0
Doubt But That Ho Has Over 20,00 C
Lovisvu.le, Ky., August 4.—A very
fair idea of the political situation is con
tained in the estimute of the Courier-Jour<
nal, which says:
The additional returns this morning do
not give any indication of the ground
swell. As far as we can judge the Demo
cratic losses are due to confidence, and in
difference in our party, and unusually good
organization on the part of the Repub
licans The Republicans voted und
tho Democrats stayed at home.
Our returns are from fifty-six countic..
which cast 00 per cent, of tho whole vote oi
the Htuto The Republican vote in the
count reported is a little over (10 jier cent of
tho total, and the Democratic a little ovol
5fS |ier cent. Those lll'ty-six counties show
n loss from tho Cleveland majority (84,829)
of 7,710. If the. ratio of gains to losses con
tinues tho same for the remaining 40 per
emit., the net Democratic loss will lie 12,-
850, having Buckner a majority over Brad
ley of 21,11x0. The Republicans are claim
ing hotter things than this from the moun
tain counties, hut some of their best coun
ties havo reported, while th
c Mint-fas in the Western portion of
tho State havo been very slow witli their
returns. Thoro is nothing whatever in tlu
situation which indicates a greater propor
tionate loss in tlie remaining counties and
with the information obtainable this morn
ing we do not doubt that Gov. Buckner will
havo 22,000 mure votes than Bradley. II
the majority is not as large as our pride de
mands the Democrats have only thomselvui
THE COMMERCIAL'S SUMMARY
The I'ummiit ini's summary is us followsi
Seventy-eight counties have reported sq
far, leaving forty-one to re[>ort. These
figures are from most reliable iliHpntobi-s,
agreeing with tlie returns received at both
the Republican and Democratic headquar
ters. The average gain per county trora
the ii'i>orts so rur received is a A l *
On the same ratio the net Republican
gain of tlie whole State will be 38,075. This
will leave a majority for Buckner, count
ing tlie vote for Knott at 44,400, of 5,725.
The gross Republican gain so faros is heard
is 25,000. Hix counties show a Democratic
gain of 580, leaving a uet Republican giog
NOT A SHADOW Of DOUBT.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 4, 11 r. m.—Tin
Courier-Journal has reisirts from seventy
four counties out of one hundred and nine
teen. Those east 77 per cent, of tlie entity
vote of the State in 1884, when Cleveland’s
majority was 34,830. I u three counties the
reduction of Cleveland’s vote has been 9,228.
Applying the same ratio to th
remaining counties the reduction in Uuck>
nor’x vote will lie 11,1188. This will leave a
Democratic majority of 24,851. Tho re
turns during the past twenty-four hours
show that the Republicans do not malntuui
thoir provious gain.
Cincinnati, Aug. 4.—A Commercial
Gazette Louisville, Ky., special says)
Seventy-six counties show a gain of 27,00(1
for Bradley, anil if the sumo rate is main
tained In tlio forty-oue countioa to hearfroui
Buckner will not have over 4,000 plurality.
Tlie ratio of gain per county increases for
Bradley as tho buck county returns coins
in. In view' of tins the State is still gravely
TEXAS OOte WET.
Prohibition Beaton aud the Majority
Against It Very Large.
Chicaoo, Aug. 4.—A special from Aus
tin, Tex., says: Tho prohibition election
passed otf quietly. The vote in this city
gives the anti’s 00H majority. New from
diirorent parts of the State indicate that tin
Htttte lius gone against prohibition.
A Hjjeeiiti from Houston, Tex., says: "Ths
election returns on the prohibition question
lire coming in rapidly. All the counties is
Southern Texas uro giving large majorities
for the anti-Prohilstiouists. The present
n-turiis.corufu'ly estimated indicate that ths
I imbibition quuslion will be snowed uudsN
iy a majority of >v'>,ooo.”
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 4.—The vote
of the city is: for prohibition, 1,156 1
the prohibitionists give up.
Foht Wohth, Tex., Aug. 4.—The Pro
hihitionists admit their defeat in tho State
by lfi,Uoo majority. The autiprohlbitloa
ista claim 50,1X10 majority. Sixty-one towns
give 4,017 majority against prohibition.
A PHOmniTION WATEHLOO.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 4.—Tho result to
day has been a Waterloo to the Prohibit
tionisto. The returns thus for received hi*
dicate that their umendment lias lx*m de
feated by a mujority approximating 40,000.
All the large towns gave majorities against
tho umeiidinent except Fort Worth, which
gave a majority of 128 for it. The election,
whilo liotly contested throughout the
passed otf quietly and the best of order prw
vuiled at the (tolls.
A Big Strike Threatened.
London, Aug. 4.—Four thousand em
ployes of tho Midland railway threaten to
strike aguinst un edict of the directors
placing them on timo wage*. Tills action
of the directors, the men claim, will prevent
them from securing a full week’s work. Tbs
drivers and tin men on the Lancashire and
Yorkshire and other loiuling liues support
tlie Midland employes in the stand they
THE STRIKE UEOUN.
London, Aug. 5, 1:30 a. m.—A genera
strike of the engineers und flremou of th
Midland railway was liegun at midnight,
New men have I wen secured for passeuget
trains. Many goods trains are ut a stand*
Thrown From the Track.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 4. —An accident
occurred tills afternoon alsiiit u mile west of
(Henwood, on the Newport News and Mis
sissippi Volley railroad, by which a ill'st
<'hws coach and two sleepers of the Louisville
express, coining east, were thrown from the
truck and considerably damaged B. W.
Pettway, baggage muster, ut this city, was
killed and ai-out a dozen passengers w. ro in
jured, none, however, seriously. ThenuiiiAl
of the injured are not known here except
those of M. Cohen und E. D. Starke, both
hlx Scalded to Death.
Milwaukee, Aug. 4.—A special from
Green Boy, Wis., says; “A beer kettle in
Rohr'S brewery exploded last night, scalded
seven men, six of whom died during the
night. Tin' cause of the explosion is un
kuown. Tile kettle held seventy barrels of
boiling water which poured over the unfor
tunate men, literally looking their ilesh.
The other oue of the injured will recovsr."