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i J. 12. EBTILL, IMln#r and I*/opriclor. f
KO REDUCTION IN RENT.
BALFOUR MOVES TO RECOMMIT
THE LAND BILL.
Mr. Dillon Demands That The Gov
ernment First Explain tlio Nature
of the Alterations it Proposed to
Make—Mr. Dillon Voted Down—
Gladstone Going to Hawardon.
London, Aug. 5. —Mr. Gladstone will go
to Hawardeu to-morrow for a prolonged
Mr. Chamberlain will stump Ulster in
October, speaking in Belfast, Coleraine and
Londonderry. Ho will not visit the south
of Ireland, though the Dublin Unionists
have invited him to that city.
In the House of Commons this evening
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
announced that lie did not expect to be re
quired to make any communication to Par
liament regarding the suppression of dunger
ous associations in Ireland. This statement
was received with cheers by the Irish mem
bers. Upon motion of Mr. Balfour to re
commit the land bill for the discussion of
certain amended clauses Mr. Dillon urged
that the go vernnieut should first explain the
alterations they intended to introduce. Ho
asked why nothing was proposed for deal
ing with arrears. The bill as it stood af
forded no protection to the tenants for
whom the bankruptcy clauses had been de
signed, as those clauses hud been dropped.
Letter protection for the tenantry became
Mr. Balfour said that the government was
willing to accept any workable proposal for
dealing with arrears provided debts to land
lords be hold equally os sacred as debts to
shopkeepers and others. The bill gives con
siderable protection against arrears, while
not ignoring or effacing debts due to land
lords. It was the largest measure of relief
ever granted to any class of persons in any
HARCOURT ON THE CLAUSE.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt denied the
value of the boasted equity clause. Though
payment of arrears might lie spread over a
number of years, each installment repre
sented the payment of exorbitant rent. It
was nonsense to talk about dealing with all
debts in the same way as with debts to
landlords. If the government wished the
hill to lie a genuiuo measure of peace they
would accept the proposal of the Parnellites
that the courts have power to diminish ar
M r. Gladstone refused to admit the justice
of drawing a parallel bet ween arrears due
landlords and the debts of tenants to other
creditors. They were about to declare many
rents exorbitant, but Parliament was not
going to say that trailers had berm charging
exorbitant prices for goods. A tenant
who obtained a decis on from the court that
his i-ent was excessive, ought not to have
the excessive arrears carried forward
HARDLY A MESSAGE OF PEACE.
This bill was hardly a message of peace.
It left the tenant to pay arrears which
must overpower him. [“Hear!” “Hear!”]
The bill was in most respects of great value,
hut the government’s refusal to grant a
reasonable concession on arrears would tend
to destroy the beneficial effects of the
Mr. Smith contended that Mr. Gladstone
was simply urging the Government to give
away money belonging to other people, de
parting from principles that Parliament
hitherto had steadfastly maintained. No
debt either to landlord or trader would lx:
secure under a system which demoralized
the debtor. No trade or commerce would
long continue in Ireland if tenants were in
cited to violate their contracts and ignore
claims recognized throughout the civilized
Mr. Tamell observed that all of Mr.
Smith’s argument might be with equal
effect against the reduction which the gov
ernment proposed under pressure a.t the elev
enth hour. Parliament interfered be-
CHiise there was no fieedom of contract
with respect to land in Ireland, though
there was perfect freedom in regard to ten
ants and traders He regretted that, the
government had determined not to deal
with arrears of rent, which was the only
question likely to interfere with the settle
ment contemplated by the bill.
Mr. Dillon’s proposal was negatived by a
vote of Pm) to 13!). Balfour’s motion was
accepted, and a section was added to the Dill
extending the term for the payment of ar
reni-s in installments to the Land Commis
THE REPORT STAGE.
The House then resumed the report, stage
of the land bill, and rejected by a vote of
178 to Ilf) the proposal by Shaw Lefevre
(Liberal) for provisional revision of rents to
prevent a block in the land court. A long
Mr. Finucane, Nationalist, submitted a
proposal T<> apply the land act of 1881 to
purely pasturage holdings. This was re
jected liy ;; vote of 180 to 48.
The .Sheriff of Dublin has seized the
workhouse at Croom, Countv Limerick, for
London, Aug. 0, 2 A. M. —The Unionist
members of Parliament gave a liannuct to
Loi'd Ilartington last evening. John Bright
presided. Loid Ilartington on rising was
loudly cheered. He admitted that the gov
ernment had consulted the Unionist lead
Cl'S on the original draft of the
land hill. They believed and hoped that
pending the introduction of a larger mcit: u re
it would lie unnecessary toadopt a principle
6,1 full of. risk and danger to the pa
“‘ge of the great purchase scheme,
® s the principle of revision
~r judicial rente payable by solvonttonnnts.
He continued: “We further liciieved that
[he equity and bankruptcy clause would re
!*' vo insolvents, besides indirectly lienoflt
icg those who were solvent, but tb drop
ping of the bankruptcy clause compelled the
government to adopt some alternative meas
}"e. Therefore Ido not t hink we are in the
lenst discredited by s’tp]iortiug and advising
the government ill the conduct of the bill.”
Foreigners in Russia.
Nt. Petersburg, Aug. s—Tim Bourse
Gazette states that the clause in the recent
imperial ukase ordering the removal of
foreigners from their positions in private
commercial hones will he suspended until
jt is decided whether such removals will
benefit home industries. The provincial
governor* have lieeu instructed to urge
foreigners to become naturalized.
Flooda in Spain.
Madrid, Aug. s. —Floods are doing great
damage in the province of Orens. Crops
huvo [icon destroyed and many cattle
drowned. Hundreds of people have been
Frenchmen Driven from Germany.
Br.iu.ia, Aug. s. —Thirty-eight French
railroad employe* residing at Avricourt,
near the frontier of Germany, luivo bean
polled from the country.
Eurtliquakoa in Algeria.
London, Aug. s. —Violent,shocksof earth
quake have tieen felt at Logbouat, Algeria.
A number of bouse* were destroyed.
Pie JEofttina ffeto&
He Reaches the Highest Point He Went
to Four Years Ago.
London, Aug. 0, 2 a. m. —Further advices
from Henry M. Stanley say that on Juno ti
the expedition reached a point half way be
tween Gambia and Yambunga, tho latter
being the farthest point on the Arnwhimi
reached by Stanley in 1888. Navigation
was difficult and slow, because tho boats
were carrying all the necessary' sup
plies for Emin Bey in addition to
the supplies of tho expedition
Stanley chose the Arnwhimi route in pre
ference to the Stanley Falls route becauso
he learned that by the former he would
have better resources, and because the
natives were friendlier. Ho hoped that
his steamers would be able to ascend
the rapids above Yambunga, beyond which
the river is easily navigable. Stanley ex
pected to reach Madelai about the beginning
of August. From advices received Thurs
day it would appear that Stanley had been
obliged to await the arrival of the contin
gents left at Bolobo and Leopoldville, and
had adopted an overland route which would
occupy a fortnight longer.
England’s Railroad Strike.
London, Aug, .I.—Tho number of men on
the Midland railway who went out on a
strike last evening is 4,000, and tho strike is
spreading. Freight traffic on the road con
tinues partially suspended.
Many of the men are returning to work.
Tho prospects of the strikers arc not hope
Quarantine Against Malta.
London, Aug. s.—Mediterranean ports
have established a quarantine against all
arrivals from Malta owing to the cholera at
There were four new cases of cholera and
four deaths from tho disease at Malta dur
ing the last twenty-four hours.
The Majority Against the Texas
Amendment Very Large.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. s.—The latest
returns received here from over 500 voting
precincts clearly indicate that the prohibi
tion amendment has been defeated by a
majority ranging from 50,000 to 60,000.
Enthusiastic anti-Prohifaitionists claim
that this will be increased to 75,000.
All the other amendments have undoubt
edly been carried except the one extending
the time of the sitting of the Legislature
from sixty to ninety days, and making the
pay of members $5 per day for the latter
period instead of for sixty days, as is now
WHAT THE RESULT SIGNIFIES.
The defeat of prohibition has been a sig
nal and decisive one, but it cannot be
claimed as a Democratic victory. The totai
vote polled in Texas at the Gubernatorial
election last November was 815,000, of
which 230,000 were Democratic, 06,000 Re
publican and It),(XX) Prohibitionists. This,
however, does not represent the full voting
strength of Texas as clearly as does the
Presidential in 1884, which was in
round numbed: Democratic 225,000, Re
publican 81,000, Prohibition 10,000. In yes
terday’s election Democrats and Republi
cans hyphenated. The large Mor
mon element, which is usually
Republican, went almost solidly
against prohibition, as did at least
two-thirds of the colored vote. Thus a great
majority of the Republicans, under the
leadership of Dr. Coekran, the Republican
nominee for Governor in 1886. and other
loaders of that faction, voted against the
amendment, while a respectable minority of
the Democrats followed the suit of the lead
ers of their party,os Senator Reagan, ex-Sen
ator Maxey, Congressmen Culberson, Hare
and Ransom and others into the Prohibition
fold. Taking the vote of 1884 as a basis, the
Prohibitionists, to liuve achieved victory,
would have had to secure 50 per cent, of the
Democrats and 38 per cent, of the
Republicans. Tho returns so far
rcceive< 1 show a majority against
Prhoibition of 70,000 with eighty counties
to hear from. Hon. George Clark, Chair
man of the anti-Prohibit ion State Execu
tive Committee, estimates that when com
plete returns are in they will show that the
amendment has bocn defeated by 100,000
WHITE AGAINST BLACK.
The Races Come in Deadly Conflict
After a Ball.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 5.—A special
from Nacogdoches says: “Last night at the
close of a concert in the suburbs of town a
deadly encounter occurred between seven or
eight white boys on one side and ten or
fifteen negroes on tho other. The negroes
prevoked the fight by halting the whites
and drawing their pistols. Forty or
fifty shots were exchanged at very
close range, from ten to twenty
feet. When the smoko of the
battle cleared away one negro, Jeff Sim
mons, was found dead with a bullet through
his heart. His pistol w.is still in his hand.
A little further on another negro. Porter
Anderson, was found with a mortal wound.
About a quarter of a mile off still another
negro, Tom Thorne, was found with a large
bullet in his shoulder. He will recover.
A negko named Levi Allison received sev
eral slight wounds. Giles Holton was the
only one of the whites injured. Ho re
ceived a slight wound in the hip and a
severe and dangerous one in the leg below
the knee, fracturing the large bone. The
trouble between the whites and negroes has
lieen brewing for some time, and it is feared
it is not yet over. The fight was one of the
iiottiest while it lasted that has occurred
here in years.”
Washington, Aug. 5. —The Siamese
Prince accompanied by several members of
his suite and Con. Huldermun. was formerly
presented to the President at, 11 o’clock this
morning by Acting Secretary of State Por
ter. Tin' Prince was attired in citizen’s
clothes but the members of his suite wore
the full court costume. The visitors were
received in the blue parlor and were shown
through the other rooms. The cast room
.was tastefully decorated with many tropical
and other plants.
Aitken Indianß Not Threatening.
Washington, Aug. 5. —The Indian Office
has received the following telegram, dated
to-day, from Indian Agent Sheehan at
Aitken, Minn.: “The killing of three In
dians at Kimberly was done by the Indians
themselves. There is no serious trouble la
tween the Indians and whites. I will remain
hero with the Indians until they are quieted.
Tho reports in tho nowspapers are sensa
Ottawa. Ont., Aug. s.—There is not a
•word of truth in the report that fresh pro
posals for the settlement of the fisheries dis
pute emanating from the A tnorican gov
ernment have iwon approved by the Can
rid inn government. Asa matter of fact
negotiation* are still in progress and a
Cabinet Minister stated to-day that the gov
ern inent would not modify the stand already
taken by Canada.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1887.
SAVANNAH IN BIG LUCK.
GOOD REASON TO BELIEVE CLEVE
LAND WILL COME HERE.
In Replying to the Memphis Delega
tion He Expresses a Desire to Return
Home Via the Atlantic Coast - Mem
phis Also Given Encouragement—
Cincinnati’s Flowery Invitation.
Washington, Aug. 5. — The delegation of
citizens from Memphis, Tenn., waited on
the President at the White House to-day
and invited him to visit that city on his
Western trip this autumn. It consisted of
B. M. Estes, J. T. Jefferson, 11. B. Sehloss,
F. D. Seward, E. L. McGowan, R. C.
Stevens, J. A. Taylor, Thomas Garvey, W.
A. Everman, W. L. Clapp, F. T. Anderson,
B. McMahon, Lymus Wallace and J. H.
Carter. Tho two last named are colored.
Senator Harris, ex-Representative Casey
Young and Gen. Upshaw accom
panied the delegation. Judge Estes
was tho spokesman for the
party, and in extending the invitation he
assured the President of a most cordial wel
come and hospitality. He said that the peo
•plo of Memphis were thoroughly in earnest
in the matter, that they were not content
to send tho invitation by mail, but insisted
that tho committee should come to Wash
ington and orally urge the President to ac
cept. Ho would like the President to see
the people of a city, he said, which had met
and surmounted so many afflictions, and who
had transformed it from a desolated city
into a prosperous, healthy dwelling place.
They would esteem it a great privilege to
have the Chief Magistrate of the nation in
their midst, and ho thought tho good results
of such a visit virtually made it incumbent
on the President to visit them. The speaker
dwelt on tho glories and advantages of
American citizenship with all its blessings
and immunities, and said that it should be
the aim and duty of public men at alt times
to improve and elevate the standard of such
citizenship. It was not with any idea
of hero worship that they asked the Presi
dent to come to Memphis. Their sole pur
pose was to honor the office of tho Presi
dent of the United States. In closing Judge
Estes reminded the President that he must
be sure to bring Mrs. Cleveland with him
as the daughters of the'South had a great
desire to welcome her in their midst and to
testify their admiration for her modesty and
WILL PROBABLY ACCEPT.
The President said in reply that he was
extremely gratified at the cordiality and
earnestness of their invitation, and that
while it was impossible to give a positive
answer at present it was more than
improbable that he would accept. His con
templates! trip to tho West, ho remarked,
was becoming a matter of some
embarrassment. Invitations were [lour
ing in from everywhere. He was anxious
to make the most of his time and oppor
tunity and to see as much of the Wostern
people as possible within the short space of
time ho could afford to devote to tne pur
pose. The people, he said, must not forget,
however, public exigencies and tlio limita
tion of his time. His plans for visiting St.
Louis, Kansas City and Atlanta were al
ready made, and he was not without hope
that on his return from Kansas City by way
of Chicago he might arrange his trip
to Atlanta so as to include Mem
phis. He expected to be able be
fore long to mark out a route
through the West and South and fix all the
dates, but until that was done he could only
speak generally of his plans. The commit
tee, said the President, might rest assured,
however, that if he could arrange it to visit
Memphis ho would do so. He thought he
could let them know definitely, through Sen
ator Harris, in u few days. He remarked,
jokingly, that Senator Harris had troubled
him a good deal about the matter, and it
might lie well for him to give him a rest for
a few days.
SENATOR HARRIS’ PERSISTENCY.
Senator Harris said that tho people of
Memphis would be very indulgent to the
President should he come there and would
appreciate a visit from him no matter how
short it might be.
Judge Estes suggested that tho President
might find it more convenient to visit Mem
phis on iiis return from Atlanta. The
President replied thnt he thought not as he
wanted to return by way of the Atlantic
coast. At this point Senator Harris re
marked that no felt absolutely con
fident that the President wanted
to visit Memphis and was equally
confident that he would do so. This caused
the President to smile, and he turned to Mr.
Harris and said: “Then you will have to
keep away from mo.” The committee then
presented a handsomely engraved invitation
to the President, and retired very much
pleased with their reception. In the invita
tion they say: “We are persuaded that with
you it is needless to multiply words in favor
of your acceptance of our city’s generous
hospitality for at last your own conviction
of duty rather than your inclina
tion to indulge in pleasure will
we have no doubt, deeido your course in the
premises. Besides the rules of hospitality
ore too sacred to bo unduly urged or lightly
declined. Without more words therefore
we, on lie'nalf of our fellow-citizens of Mem
phis of every class and degree, invite you
to come and make us a visit, and we promise
that your sojourn within our gates shall be
as pleasant as you and your party could
The following is the text of a telegram re
ceived by tho President this morning:
Cincinnati, 0., Aug..';, IRS 7.
His Excellency/. Grover Cleveland, President of
the Uni tetl Sin ten:
Sib—Tin* ('liam))er of Commerce, Board of
Trade and Triinsimrtatlon anil Builders F.x
cliauge, throiurh tlicir representatives in con
junction with the Mayor. the ) ’resident of the
Board of Aldermen and the President of the
Board of Connellmeii of the city of Cincinnati
have the honor to extend to you a most cordial
invitation to visit this city at such time
us will best suit your convenience during
your contemplated visit to the Wist. A a the
representatives of a eity so distinguished tor its
deference to !be exalted office y*i iin- filling,
snd ns equally distinguished for Ms pnbli- anil
private hospitality; we need •enn-*!,- assure you
of tlie hanpi*:c:in It would give them should you
consent to ts*comc their j-uesf Besides the
commercial nod industrial h-slies which i\e rep.
resent, as well ns i\yresan!ati'’ex of the e'ty
government, we are persuaded thnt no city in
the United Slate:, would afford you, ns Pre* stent
of this great |people, I ettcr opportunity of inter
preting the alt linm-mts, aspirations and possi
l.ilitiea of our country. <)n the threshold of the
celebration of Cincinnati's centennial period,
you would have an opportunity of congratulat
ing our people upon progress mnrvelloim in its
results, mi.! of felicitating tlpori upon the prom
ise of n future of oommcretal influence and in
dostrinl empire which might well satisfy the
ambition of any people. Conveniently
located for procuring cotton, wool, ti in I sir,
minerals and earths, ns well as farm
products In great fthunilanee, admirably pro
vided by rail and wnler trunsportatton for the
distribution in all directions of inamifaetured
good i. with a community of inn.ocn operatives,
prisin'-]re good* in round nttml*ers valued at
fiytn.twt.nno annually, with manufacturers sin
gukirly diversified and w-ith a)! the conditions
existing for this city to become one of the great
manufacturing communities of the world, with
commerce in the aggregate value scarcely less
thn'i its nianuf i tins-*, with a |M>piifiitiou
approximating 400,000 InbMiiitanls. including
three sister cite of tic* State of Ohio and Com
monwealth of Kentucky so adtaceot as to be
one community, and only separated liy a river
entitled the “Beautiful,” because it could be
christened by no more significant name, with
evidence everywhere apparent of the public
spirit and the munificence of its private
citizens, with its music hall, its art
museum, its college of music, it-s
Industrial Exposition, its literary, medical,
legal, theological, art, educational institutions,
including public schools, second to none in the
land; its fountains anil bridges, its benevolent
and reformatory institutions, its matchless fire
department, its libraries and private galleries
of art, its churches, it-s suburbs of peerless
beauty, and its princely pledge of good will to
the South in its Southern railway, built at its
own expense, a royal highway to hereafter invito
close social and businuns relations between the
Northern and Southern people, amt thus make
us pre-eminently one. This city may well per
mit its institutions and achievements to utter
their own invitation to the President of the
United States, because breathing a sentiment
more expressive than written language can
essay to suitably interpret Moreover tho Presi
dent will not be unmindful of tho fact
that this was once the home of two
Presidents, a Chief Jusice and an
Associate Justice of the United States,
all distinguished in the annals of the country,
the ashes of all save one now reposing in our
didst, that it is the home of one of the Associ
ate Justices of the Supremo Court, and thnt this
is the chief city of a State which reckons
among its distinguished sbns the present Chief
Justice, and which has sent to the National
Council, the bench and the field men who have
brought renown to the nation, tho State among
the national galaxy, first in the value of its
farms, third in population and fifth in manu
facturers, a State distinguished for the intelli
gence of its people, its resources and its ma
terial prosperity, and for being the first born of
freedom’s ordinance, whose hundredth anniver
sary is now being celebrated. We further de
sire to assure you that tills invitation is equally
intended for Mrs. Cleveland, whom our people
will delight to honor alike with
yofirself. Believing that it will lie
more agreeable to you that our wishes should
be expressed by correspondence rather than by
the formalities of a personal Invitation, involv
ing a journey to Washington, and hoping that
you may find it possible to accept, this invita
tion, we are, very respectfully, your obedient
Chamber of Commerce Committee—C. M.
Holloway, J. A. (4.m0, J. D. Parker, S. F Cov
ington, Michael Ryan, Adolph Wood, Ralph
Peters, S D. Maxwell, C. H. Kellogg, Jr., J. P.
Gates, Wrav Feckheimer and T. O. Maddux.
Board of 'Trade and Transportation Commit
tee- Nathan Ttrucker, Alexander McDonald, M.
K Ingalls, Ga/.znm Oano, James l’ettibone, J.
H. Richter, Jacob Scherer, N. J. Walsh, Low
Emtnernon. J. G. MeGarvey, D. E. Kline, Jr.,
and D. w. McClung.
Builders Exchange Committee—J. M. Blair,
J C. Harwood, J. E. McCracken and W. T.
Amor Smith, .Jr., Mayor of Cincinnati.
C. H. Stevens, President of the Board of Alder
Morris Bauer, President of the Boanl of Coun
It. A. Johnston, of the Cincinnati bar.
AN INVITATION FROM FORAKER.
Columbus, 0., Au;j. 5. —The following
telegrams were forwarded this evening:
Columbi'S, 0., Aug. 6, 1887.
Mix Excellency Grover Cleveland? President of
the United States, Washington, D. C.:
Bkau Sin I have read in to-day's dispatches
from Washington the announcement that you
will pass through this State and city on the oc
casion of your contemplated visit to St. Louis,
We greatly desire if you will kindlv
give us an opportunity so to wel
come you as to show our high
appreciation for the distinguished honor of
your presence among us. On liehnlf, therefore,
of thi* whole people of the State I earnestly and
cordially invite you to stop in our midst, meet
our citizens and accept their hospitality. I
have ttie honor to hi* with vsry great resjteet,
your obedient servant, J. B. Forakuk,
Governor of Ohio
THE BOARD OF TRADE’S INVITATION.
To Ilis Excellency Grover Cleveland, President,
The Columbus Board of Trade, representing
the business interests of Columbus, 0., respect
fully extend an earnest and hearty invitation to
President and Mrs. Cleveland, and their party,
to visit Columbus on their contemplated West
ern trip, assuring them that it will give our peo
ple genuine pleasure, to welcome them here.
T. O. Randall, President.
Charles G. Lost), Secretary.
Patent Attorneys Allowed to Become
Debtors for $50,000.
Washington, Aug. 5. — In the examina
tion of tho accounts of Levi 15aeon, late
financial clerk of tho Patent Office, de
ceased, it was found that about twenty
[latent attorneys of the District of Colum
bia, practicing before the office, were in
debted to the government on account of dis
honored checks and loons to them
by Bacon from the public funds in
various sums, aggregating about $50.-
000. The Secretary of tue Interior has
directed that these attorneys lie notified
that . failure to immediately settle the
amounts due will bo deemed sufficient cause
for disbarring them from practicing before
the Interior Department. It is learned that
Baton's UsniDmen have notified the Patent
Office that they are ready to pay the amount
of tho bond whenever the proper officials
shall certify that Bacon was a defaulter to
CANADA AND THE MORMONS.
Polygamists of Utah Making Applica
tion for Homesteads.
CniCAGO, Aug. 5.—A special from Otta
wa, Ont., says: In the neighborhood of
100 Mormons of Sa.lt Lake City are making
application to tho Dominion Government
for homestead lands in the vicinity of
Medicine Hat, Northwest Territory, with a
view of forming a settlement of the faith
ful. Tho matter is now under consideration
as to whether they will agree to the immi
gration of that class of settlers. The Min
ister of Justice strongly opposes the ht
treduction into (he country or such people.
Referring to tho matter, the Aetc* says:
“The experience of the American govern
ment in dealing with tho people of Utah
ought to make our government extremely
cautious about insisting on the observance
of our laws at the outset as the only condi
tion on which their presence will bo toler
ated. If they once obtain local ascendency
and arc able to manage things their own
way it will boa mutter of great difficulty to
assert tho supremacy of the law.”
Dr. Budd Testifies that Two Wounds
Petersburg, Va., Aug. s.—Dr. 8. W.
Budd, who assisted in the operation of la
paroteoiiiy on John H. Ruffin, nnd who ad
ministered the chloroform, was placed on
the stand as a witness in the Kingston mur
der trial this morning and his testimony
consumed the day. Ho pronounced two of
the wounds inflicted by Kingston's bullets
in Ruffin’s intestines ils necessarily fatal,
and said that no ofieratfion how
ever skillful and carefully performed could
have saved his life. Dr. Budd went over
much of the ground covered by the physi
cian* who testified licforo him, agreeing
warmly with the views expressed by them.
The case attracts a crowd every day and is
one of such importance that a full history
of it is 1 icing prejxired for in the
Three Killed by Lightning.
lluntsvili.k, Ala., Aug. 5.— A special
from Hcottaboro, Ala., says that during a
thunderstorm yesterday Mr. Tatum and his
wife, and u boy rained Kirby, wore killed
liy lightning at Ttum‘* house, near town.
Considerable damage was done by the
WHY STOCKS ARE WEAK.
DUN & CO. DRAW A PICTURE OF
THE PRESENT SITUATION.
Absence of Investors, Absorption of
Capital and tho Fear of the Conse
quences of tlie Collapse of Recent
Negotiations Among tho Causes—
Heavy Shipments of Grain By Water
New York, Aug. 5.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s
weekly trade review says: Tho final official
statement shows 158,881,023 bushels net ex
ports of wheat for the year, but of this
quantity the 0,300,000 bushels owned by the
California riiig abroad is still ils much in
the way os if it laid not boon shipped. A
slow movement for some time to come seems
to bo probable, which may help the money
market to some extent.
Htoeks tumbled again, hut have recovered
a little. On Saturday they averaged #5 per
share lower titan July 2 and $2 lower than
in January, anil were a trifle lower than a
year ago, but yesterday the market was
stronger. Tho absence of investors, absorp
tion of capital hero and elsewhere, and fear
of the consequences of tho recent failures in
railroad negotiations ami in wheat opera
tions sufficiently explain the late weakness.
Railroads are pressed hv tho lowest lake
rales of the year—Bc. for wheat from Chicago
to Buffalo—and in June the canals moved to
New York 7, 400. iRK) bushels, against 6,000,-
000 by the trunk lines. But the main fact
is that money has found other uses. Secre
tary Fairchild offers to prepay interest with
a rebate, and to buy bonds if offered low
enough; but the men who have Kinds are
not the men who need money in a pinch.
Only tlie $4,500,000 interest payable to
banks on bonds held is certain to
bo drawn unless the rebate is
hereafter abandoned; and whether the
banks or permanent investors will
sell bonds at acceptable terms is uncertain.
The order in short affects momentary con
fidence more than the actual stqqily of
money. Tito expectation that loss will he
wanted West and Bouth because banks there
hold $‘.(,000,000 more than a year ago and
$2,000,000 more than two years ngo, is met
by tho fact that the loans iff the same batiks
in the Western nnd Southern States have
increased $88,000,000 since last year and
$142,000,000 in two years, showing a great
increase in tho demand for money in now
GOOD NEWS FROM THE INTF.RIOU.
The reports from interior points are
almost uniformly favorable, but money is
already reported tight at Kansus City, At
lanta and some ether points. The demand
appears greater tlmn the supply at Clove
land and Omaha, anil collections are less
satisfactory at several centres.
Crops are less favorably reported in Mich
igan and Georgia, and harvesting in the
Northwest hows disappointing results, ac
cording to St Paul advices, but elsewhere
the accounts are excellent.
The season is one of comparative inac
tivity in trade but of preparation for the
future, and the great confidence felt re
cently is in some quarters less strongly
At the East the heavy shipments of money
to tho West and large engagement for the
future attract attention. Boston has put
$45,000,000 Into undertakings and pledged
*30,000,000 more. A similar, though small
er, drain is felt at Philadelphia and Balti
more. The Treasury has taken from
the market during tho week
$1,400,000 in gold, with substantially no
change in silver and legal tenders. The ad
vance in rates by the Bank of England,
though explained by South American ship
ment, was doubtless calculated to arrest any
movement to this country, but tho recent
exports are not large, the shipments from
New York for five weeks being 7 per cent,
below tho** of last year, with !) per cent,
increase in imports. The heavy imports of
iron in June*- 54,(127 tons of jug, 31,188 of
scrap and 04,(165 of manufactured —cause a
less confident tone. Halls are offered for
winter delivery by some makers at $37 50.
wool also lower.
Wool is also offered lower by some holdors
and the woolen goods market shows no great
Print cloths are lower, but other cottons
are firmly held. In brief great speculations
Itavo unpleasant ly blocked the wheels of
trade in many branches anil nl (sorted or
locked up vast sum* of money which wifi lie
wanted during the fall. But for this per
nicious influence tlio outlook would bo far
The bushless failures occurring through
out tin; country during tie* last week num
ber for tlio United States ltD and for C'nn
oda 20. a total of 183 against 184 lust week
und 173 tlio week previous.
SAFE IN PORT.
Tho Schooners Argonaut and French
Arrive at Gloucester.
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 5.--Tlie
schooners Argonaut anti Col. J. H. French,
tho boats and seines of which were seized,
arrived to-day. Capts. Harris and Sprague
say that after the boats were seized they
left for home, coming out through tlie Gulf
of Kt. Lawrence, keeping thirty miles off
shore and sailing around Capo Breton. A
dense fog prevailed all the time, and tho
cruiser could not see them. The Argonaut
had only four men on board, and dare not
put into [si rt to ship more. Tho captain
and men say that when the seines were set
they were four miles from Dliore,
but a strong current setting in toward
land carried them in shore. When
tho boats were seized they were outside tlie
limit. They will refit and fish on this shore.
No fish were brought by either vessel. John
Htropplo and Roliert Jamieson, two of the
crew of the schooner W. N. Hlevens, got
astray while tending the trawls, and havo
not been hoard from. Htropple leaves a
Two of tho Victims Expected to Die
from Their Injuries
Richmond, Aug. s.—Two of the wounded
in yesterday’s railroad accident near Green
wood, on the Newj*ort News and Mississippi
Valley railroad, are reported likely to (lit*.
One is Francis Nodi, of Brooklyn, who was
brought to Richmond und is now rocelving
the best attention, but, i* in a critical condi
tion. The other is Miss Huliie Carroll,
daughter of A. 11. Carroll, of Roneeverte,
W. Va. 8o<) was taken to Charlottesville
and at last account i was not expected to
live through the night. Mr. and Mrs. Tis
del, of New York, are in Cliarlottesville, the
latter having sustained internal injuries,
tho extent of which has not yet been deter
mined. Mr. Tisdol htul his head hurt.
Washington, Aug. s.—Tho following
Southeastern jwtotite were issued to-day:
John M. Brosins, Atlanta, On., railway rail;
Rufus R. A*bury, l’lea*ant Retreat, Gu.,
car-coupling; Eituand I. Howard, Jackson
ville, Fin . assignor of one-half to J. A.
Cloud, Philadelphia, air injector for stouto
The Mayflower, Atlantic, Puritan, and
Newport, R. L, Aug. s.—To-day
dawned bright with a light wind from the
Southeast. The fog was thick over the
harbor at sunrise, but the sun's rays soon
dispelled it and it became clear and made a
beautiful day for the yacht race so far ns
the weather was concerned. By 8 o’clock
the wind had moved a little to the South
and was blowing more freshly with a goixl
prospect of more to follow. The entries as
announced from tho flagstaff 1 included the
Volunteer, Sachem. Puritan, Atlantic,
Priscilla and Mayflower. The race wns for
the (Joelet cup and was open to all schooners
and sloops of the New York and Eastern
Yacht Clubs. The course was triangular.
Shortly before 10 o’clock the yachts gath
ered about the starting point and began
working for good positions. At 10;;i0 o’clock
the signal gun was fired and the race began.
The big sloojis crossed the starting lino in
the following order: Puritan, Mayflower,
Volunteer, Priscilla and Atlantic. Tho
Sachem crossed first of the schooners. The
others were bunched so as to be indistin
guishable. At 11:15 o’clock the yachts were
hull down on the first leg of the course sur!
no change was apparent in the positi, ,i of
the leaders. The start was a good one and
the yachts were bowling off at a good speed.
The Volunteer won the race. The May
flower was second, eight minutes and forty
two seconds behind tho Volunteer. Then
followed the Atlantic, Puritan and Pris
cilla. The Sachem was the winning schoon
er. The course was forty and a half
THE THISTLE IN A GALE.
Boston, Aug. 6.—Capt. Dutton, of the
steamer Bothnia, says the yacht Thistle
must have encountered very heavy gales
With tremendous seas on .Tuly 2(i, as the
Bothnia experienced such weather tiiutday.
MICHIGAN’S MINE FIRE.
Tho Shafts Closed Tight and Steam
Detroit, Aug. 6.—A Houghton, Mich.,
special says: “The Calumet and Hoclu
shafts have boon dosed tight. Tho steam
pipes inserted into tho burning
shaft could be got only 050 feet down, owing
to an obstruction on tho strap track. Steam
was turned on last evening
and no one can toll how
long the lire will last. More than 1,000
men are idle in consequence of the lire. The
stamp mills and the new smelting works
will have to be dosed if the mine does uot
resume soan. All is quiet and there is no
excitement. Tho miners are all hopeful,
although they know that this fire is far
worse than that of three years
ago. They have faith in steam, but will
not expect any diunge in tho condition of
tilings for several days. The south Hock
shafts 10, II and I'd are uot connected and
will work day and night, and may lie able
to keep tho stamp mills working half the
DROWNED ON A PICIMI.
A Pleasure Steamer Springs a Leak
in a Squall and Sinkß.
Council Bluffs, la., Aug. s.—The
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers held
a picnic at Izike Monown, a pleasure resort
near this city, yesterday. Several pleasure
steamers were plying on tho waters of the
lake. One of these, whilo returning from
Manhattan Beach with a party of bathers
on board, suddenly sprung a leak during a
violent squoll and sank. A portion of the
canopy or the boat remained above the
water, and to this the passengers dung until
several small boats came to their rescue.
Five men arc known to have been drowned,
their Ixxilra having been recovered, and it
is thought that two or three others suffered
a similar fate, as they are still missing.
A DUEL WITH SWORDS.
Two Frenchmen of New Orleans Meet
on the Field of Honor.
New Orleans, 'Aug. 5.—A duol with
short swords took place this morning on
Sebastian Hoy’s plantation, in St. Bernard
parish, between Emile Revoiro, one of the
editors of I'Opinion, and formerly of
Trait de Onion, and Mr. Larrien, Jr.,
President of the club De la Democratic
Francois. Mr. Larrien was wounded in the
breast and right, hand by a single strike. Un
wound in his chest being considered serious.
The trouble grew out of an article in L'Opin
ion reflecting on tho gentlemen of the
Democratic Francois for the action of the
club recently in indorsing Gov. McEnery.
All the Boodlers Convicted.
Chicago, Aug. s.—The verdict in tho so
called “l*jcsllers" cases was “all guilty.”
Seven of the eleven got two years each, but
Commissioners McCarty, Oliver,Cossellnum
and Ueils cscajxsi with a fine of (1,000 each.
The first two ballots of the jury were on
the question of guilty. The first ballot
stixxl 11 to 1 for conviction, and the second
ballot it! to nothing for conviction. Tho
hallols were then taken on the question of
punishment. The first ballot stood it for
three years on all; 2 for two years on
all, and 1 for (1,000 fine on afl. The second
ballot was the same as tho first. Tho third
ballot resulted in a compromise, and the
verdict as tendered.
Struck by a Gale.
Kansas City, Aug. 5. —Millbrook, Gra
ham county, Kan., twenty miles north of
here, was almost destroyed übout sundown
yesterday by a straight wind coming from
slightly west of north. Tho plate contains
alxmt 500 inhabitants. Only one house, u
residence, escaped serious ilamagu. One
person, a lioy 0 years old, was killed.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 5.—A terrible
thunderstorm visited this city and the sur
rounding country this evening ami several
houses were struck by lightning, among
them being the Episcopal Rectory, the up
per story of which was badly damaged.
The rain foil in torrents for an hour or
A Report Repudiated.
Old Orchard Beach, Me., Aug. 5.
Justice A. M. Craig, of the Illinois Supreme
Court, was handed a copy of a paper con
taining the statements said to luivo 1 son
made by him to the effect that the Supreme
Court of lllinoiox would not grant u new
trial to the Anarchists. He promptly repu
diated tho article and said there was no
foundation whatever for it.
Knights of Labor Insurance.
Philadelphia, Aug. 5.—A secret circu
lar lrns boen issued from the headquarters
of the Knights of Lubor to its members pro
fs wing n plan of insurance to which nil
Knights who desire may liolong, regardless
of age, but membership i.i not to be com
A Hot Day at Pittsburg.
PITTHBUBo, Aug. s.—At 3 o’clock this af
ternoon the thermometer register'd fl2\
Five fatal cases of sunstroke are reported.
j I*RICK 6HO A YEAR. I
\ ft CENTS A COPY. )
PISTOLS CLICK IN COURT.
TROOPS ON THE OUTSIDE ALSO
LOAD THEIR GUNS.
Only An Additional Spark Needed to
Have Inaugurated a Terrible Scene
of Carnage—Three Men Shot By a
Masked Mob Whilo on their Way to
Chicago, Aug. 5.—A special from More
head, Ky., says a groat sensation was caused
yesterday In court by a war of words and
recriminations between D. B. Logan and Z.
T. Young in tho examination as to the
complicity of Grand Juryman Boone,
lxigan was exasperated by Young. Logan
took up tho question and in answer to
Young’s remarks tlmt his (Logan’s) charac
ter needed investigation, replied: “And us
for you, sir, I have undoubted proof of
your actions for the last ton years that will
iumgyou.” Pistols wero drawn among the
friends of both sides, and
many an ominous click was heard
resounding throughout the court house.
An order to load wus heard from the out
side. and the sound of the muskets told the
excited crowd that tho first fire on the part
of either party would lie followed by a
deadly fire from the troops.
THREE MEN SHOT.
A horrible affray is reported to have
taken place yesterday at a pW-e colled Dry
Greek, nine miles from Inis place. John
Taylor, Tim Keeton, -John Vance and
Eliott Martin were on their way to coui-t
here as witnesses to this term. They wero
met by a gang of men inn-sked and armed.
They wero halted and their business in
quired into. They refused to toll, when the
maskers opened fire on them, and after
wounding John Taylor and John Vance
and killing Elliott Martin they rode off No
reasons aro assigned for the killing, save
that the evidence of these men could
have damaged homebody connected with
tue lute murder of the young
Logan. The soldiers slept in their clothes
Inst night. The feeling is at fever heat. Tha
strain is vi>ry great and important develop
ments are expected.
About 0 o’clock information was received
that the jury hud reached a conclusion. In
stantly the court loom was in commotion,
while the people in the corridors and along
the sidewalks were on tin* tiptoe of expecta
tion. The eleven defendants, some pale
and nervous, others swuggeringiy defiant,
stepped to their row of black chairs. Just
as the Jurors entered the loud buzz of excited
conversation ceased with startling sudden
ness. All of the jury studiously
avoided looking in the direction of the ac
cused, and the latter, after an oager glance
or two, adopted similar tactics. The faces
-if the talesmen were ominously grave.
When the verdict was banded in, and tho
Clerk, with trembling voice, announced one
after another <>f the enilre eleven guilty th >
defendants seemed rooted to their chairs,
tiie very embodiment of dlspair.
THE PENALTIES A SURPRISE.
Then began the list of penalties: “Com*
tnissioner McLaugkry two years.” There
wus a start, of surprise among tho specta
tors. The extreme penalty of the law was
three yean and a flue of (1,000. Nothing
less had been expected by a great majority
of those present.
“Commissioner Ochs two years,” road the
clerk, and the defendants began to look
up. Commissioners Leyden, Van pelt.
Wren and Wasserman anu Warden Vamell
all got two years and everyono looked
measurably relieved, except Wren, He
turned ashen and seamed utterly ‘lazed. The
crowd was now prepared for any surprise
and it came speedily in tho statement: “Com
missioners McCurthy, Oliver, C'axsellman
and Geils, a fine of #1,000.” A look of un
mistakable exultation took pis session of the
countenance of Buck McCarthy, tho burly
Commissioner who had throughout tho trial
and for months previous, been the most
conspicuously attacked of all tho crowd.
“I move that the jury bo polled,” shouted
tho irrepressible McCarthy. It was done,
and innnodintoly those of the defendants
who had escaped with a fine wore released
oil bail. The others were remanded to Jail.
A motion for new trial for every one was
quickly entered by the defendants attorney,
A sjiecial says: “Ail is now quiet at More
head with no prospects of immediate further
trouble.” Another dispatch from a h-s|kjusl
ble party nt Morehead says tho report of
trouble at Morehead Thursday, sent out
from Lexington WM a canard, and that
there was no disturbance of any kind, (fi
business of the court is progressing quietly
and no trouble is anticipated.
TAYLOR COUNTY’S BONDS.
Louisville. Ky.. Aug. s. —An effort to
compromise the fight, over the Taylor coun
ty railroad Isx nirdi in a conference be
tween tho citizens'commission and the bond
holders’ lawyers hns failed. Marshal Gross
returns this afternoon to Campbellsville to
continue the levies. The last hope of an
amicable adjustment is gone and a
riot seems inevitable. Two more
■ nundauuiKCH have just been is
sued by the Circuit Court,
one to Judge Bass, of Taylor comity, to
levy an additional tax of 35c. on (100 to pay
the interest of $2,068 on tho railroad bomb
and another to Judge Bowles, of Green
county, to |my $2 0.5 on each (100 to satisfy
an execution for (21,0*Vi on bonds issued for
the same road over which Taylor county is
involved. The first salon will Is* made about
Aug. 15. A big crowd will b*i present from
Greene county as well as Taylor and a col
lision between the crowd and the buyers for
the stockholders will occur when the buy era
try to remove the projxirty.
A Terrible State of Aflatrs Among
Chicago, Aug. 5.—A special from In
diunapolis says: “The State Board of
Health inet yiatenlay. Dr. Friteeh made
reports on a number of county buildings he
tuts visited. He finds that the jails in
Ixiwrenco and Perry counties are unfit
lor human habitation, and in the first
npuiisl the stench was so dreadful that ha
was unable to stay in the cells a minute.
The sewerage iu lxith is as bail us it could
be, and he recommended the condemnation
“Ho also found tho poor house of Law
renoe county in a horrible condition and tha
overseer poeketing the prixveds of the labor
of all tho inn intes that he could hire out to
farmers nt the ridiculously low waves of
(1 75 per week. Young children wero forced
to sleep with old inmates who were afflicted
with all sorts of loathsome diseases. An
effort will lie made to get the children
uwav from the terrible place.
“The poor house of Spencer county la in a
pisir condition also. Perry county is pow
erless to do anything to aid the poor and
criminal clasncM, as both the County Treas
urer ami prosecuting attorney have run
away. The former took all the funds and
the county is about bankrupt.”
Culbrcuth’s Lynchers Acquitted.
Charleston, s. C., Aug. s.—At Edge
field to-day the Culbreiuth lynchers on trial
were acquitted and tho causes agutnst the re
maining thirty-two men were not pressed.