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| ESTABLISHED 1850. I 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 stay. 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 necessary. 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 country. 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 reai-s. 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 against him. 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 measure. [Cheers.] 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 world. 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 sion. 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 debate ensued. 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 debt. HARTINOTGN BANQUETED. 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 uiado destitute. 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& STANLEY’S JOURNEY. 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 ful. Quarantine Against Malta. London, Aug. s.—Mediterranean ports have established a quarantine against all arrivals from Malta owing to the cholera at that place. There were four new cases of cholera and four deaths from tho disease at Malta dur ing the last twenty-four hours. PROHIBITION’S DEFEAT. 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 the law. 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 majority. 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.” Siam's Prince. 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 tional. The Fisheries. 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 worth. 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 desire.” CINCINNATI'S INVITATION. 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 servants. 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. Megrue. Amor Smith, .Jr., Mayor of Cincinnati. C. H. Stevens, President of the Board of Alder men. Morris Bauer, President of the Boanl of Coun eilmen. 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, Washington: 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. BACON’S GENEROSITY. 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 that amount. 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.” RUFFIN’S MURDER. Dr. Budd Testifies that Two Wounds Woro Fatal. 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 medical journal. 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 storm. 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 ways. 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 enterprises. 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 manifested. 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 activity. 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 more encouraging. 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 wife. GREENWOOD’S CRASH. 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. Southern Patents. 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 pumoa. VICTORIOUS VOLUNTEER. The Mayflower, Atlantic, Puritan, and Priscilla Follow. 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 miles long. 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 Pipes Inserted. 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 time.” 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 BALLOTING, 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 VISITED. 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 more. 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 pulsory. ■ 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 Court. 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, Alexander Sullivan. 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. CIVILIZATION OUTRAGED. A Terrible State of Aflatrs Among County Institutions. 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 of both. “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.