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( J. H. ESTILL, Editor aud Proprietor, f
aland grant revoked.
*0,000,000 ACRES RESTORED TO
THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
The Atlantic and Pacific Company’s
Failure to Live Up to j£s Agreement
Results in Forfeiture-Several Other
Roads Come in for Similar Penalties.
Washington, Aug. 15.—Secretary La
mar to-day revoked the order of withdrawal
of indemnity lands for the benefit of the
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company,
aud in a letter to the Commissioner of the
General Laud Office directed that these in
demnity lands be restored to settlement
under the pre-emption and homestead laws.
It is stated that between 50,000,000
and 130,000,000 acres are involved in
this decision in the case of the
Atlantic and Pacific company alone. The
above order also applies to all of the other
railroads named in the Secretary’s rules of
May S3 last, except the St. Paul, Minneap
olis and Manitoba, Hastings and Dakota,
St. Paul and Sioux City, Sioux City and
St. Paul, and Winona and St. Peter. "These
ore still under consideration and undecided.
After a long and elaborate review of the
cases the Secretary closes his letter to the
Commissioner with the following para
graphs: “On a full consideration of the
whole subject I conclude that the withdraw
al for indemnity purposes if pennissable
under the law was solely by virtue of ex
ecutive authority, and may be revoked by
the same authority. That such revocation
would not be a violation of
eitber law or equity, and that said
lands having been so long withheld for the
benefit of the company, the time has ar
rived when public policy and justice de
mand that the withdi-awal should lie re
voked and some regard had for the rights of
those seeking and needing home3 on the
RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS.
“If I had any doubt I would tie confirmed
in this course by what may bo regarded as
a distinct recognition by Congress of the
correctness of its policy, to be lound in sec
tion of the act of April 21, 187(5, (18 stat.
So) where it is said: That all such pre
emption mid homestead entries which may
have been made by permission of the land
department, or in pursuance of the rules
and instructions thereof, within the limits
of auy land grant at a time subsequent to
the expiration of such grant, shall lie deemed
valid, and compliance with the laws and the
making of the proof required, shall entitle
the holder of such claim to a patent.
“I therefore direct that all lands under
withdrawals heretofore made and held for
indemnity purposes under grant to the At
lantic and Pacific Rudroad Company be re
stored to the public domain anti opened to
settlement under the general land law s, ex
cept such lands us may be covered by ap
proved selections, provided the restoration
shall not affect rights acquired within the
primary or granted limits of any Con
gressional grant. As to the lands covered
by unapproved selections, applications to
make filings and entries thereon may be re
ceived, noted, and held subjet t, to the claim
of the company, of which claim the appli
cant must be distinctly informed aud u
memoranda thereof entered upon his papers.
NOTIFYING THE COMPANY.
“Whenever such application to file or
enter is presented, alleging uj>on sufficient
I't-imn facie, showing tout the land is from
any cause not subject to the company’s
right of selection, notice thereof
will lie given to the proper repre
sentative of the company, which will
be allowing thirty days alter the service
of said notice within which to present ob
jections to the allowance ot such filing or
“Should the company fail to respond or
show cause before the local officers why the
application should not lie allow ed said appli
cation for filing or entry will be admitted
and the selection held for cancellation, but
should the company appear und show cause
an investigation will be ordered under the
rules of practice to determine whether said
land is subject to the right of the company
to make selection of lhe same, which shall
be determine*! by the register and receiver,
subject to the right of appeal in either part.
APPEALS MUST BE PUSHED.
“When appeals an taken from the de
cision of the register and receiver to your
office in the class of cases herein provided
for, you will dispose of them without delay,
and if the decision of your office shall lx* in
favor of the company, and no appeal be
taken, the land shall be approved or certi
fied for patent, without requiring further
action on the part of the company. If the
decision of your ofiiee should be adverse to
the company, and no appeal he taken, the
selection will be cancelled and the filing or
entry be allowed, subject to compliance with
TO TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.
“The order of revocation herein directed
shall take effect as soon as issued, but filings
and entries of lands embraced therein shall
not lie received until after giving notice of
the same by public advertisement for a
period of thirty days, it being the intention
of this order that as against actual settle
ment hereafter tho order of the department
withdrawing said lands shall no longer lie
an obstacle. The rights heretofore attach
ing. both of the company and of settlers,
will tie decided according to the facts in each
GIVEN EVERY CHANCE.
“If any lists of selections have been pre
sented by the company with a tender of
fees which have lieen rejected and not placed
on file, and noted on the records of the local
office, you will, if said lists are in
your office, or in tho local office,
cause said selections to be noted
on record immediately, and if such lists are
Dot in your office or the local office you will
advise the attorney of the company that
they wifi lx: allowed to lilo in the local
office said lists of selections and the same
will bo noted on the records ns of date
" lien first, presented, provided the same lie
I resented before the lands are opened to
filings and entries."
TEXAS FEVER AT OSWEGO.
Tho Disease Contracted in a Pasture
Where Texans Had Grazed.
Oswego, N. Y., Aug. 15.—A disease said
to be Texas fever has broken out umung the
cattle in this neighborhood. Ten days ago
John C. ltowe brought a herd of twenty
sight cows here from Jefferson county to
butcher for market. Seven were killed and
“old, when it. was discovered that the others
had Texas fever. lon died and the rest
Were killed in t'tc presence of State Veteri
nary .burgeon i idurson, of Syracuse. The
all!,* took !.. ,i., use from a pasture where
II ' iirtoa l m 'iota * cuttle wore received two
months ago. Farmers are alarmed.
Danville's First Street Car Line.
Danville, Va., Aug. 15. —'The first street
oar fine aver operated in Danville wax
Dpe.n.l to the public to-day. Tho line
“ laid with the beet of mils, and is well
fpjje JKtfftiinj f
CONTRACTS FOR CRUISERS.
Secretary Whitney Awards the Work
for More New War Vessels.
W ashington, Aug. 15. —The Secretary
of the Navy to-day awarded the contracts
for the construction of the five new naval
vessels for which bids were ojiened recently.
Cruiser No. 1, the Newark, is awarded to
Cramp & Sons for $1,248,000, according to
the department plans for machinery;
cruiser No. 4 to Cramp & Sons
contractors’ plans for $1,350,000; cruiser
No. sto the union Iron Works, of San
Francisco, department’s plnns for hull and
machinery for $1,428,000, and gun boats
Nos. 8 and 4 to N. F. Palmer, Jr., & Cos., of
New York (Roach’s assignees), at $400,000
each. Cramps bid for cruiser No. 5 was
SIB,OOO lower than the San Francisco bid.
In referring the bids to the President
Secretary Whitney calls attention to this
fact and says: “You are to say whether
from the bidding it appears that the bid of
the Union Iron Works is a fair price for the
work. It was clearly not intended that the
lowest bidder should necessarily be entitled
to the contract, tor this rule was easy to
state and had been the law in previous
cases. On the contrary Congress apparently
had in view the difference in conditions of the
different parts of the country for this work,
and intended to permit the President to
consider these differences in determining
upon what should be deemed a fair price.
This difference of SIB,OOO in the bias will
not cover the difference in freight against
California upon the materials accessary at
the present tune to be purchased in the
the president’s endorsement.
Upon this letter the President made the
following- indorsement: “Under the provis
ions of the act of Congress authorizing the
construction of ships herein referred to,
which act requires that one of said ships
should be built on the coast of the Pacific
Ocean, or the waters connected therewith,
unless the same cannot be there constructed
at a fair cost, and the bid of the Union
1 1 on Works of San Francisco being within
SIB,OOO of the lowest bid for the ship to be
constructed ax-cording to the plans of the
Navy Department, which sum of SIB,OOO
does not more than cover the difference
against the Pacific coast of the cost of
necessary transportation of materials, and
the bid by said company not appearing to
be in excess of the fair cost
of said ship, I do hereby
pursuant to said statute and in accordance
with the manifest intention of Congress in
the premises, authorize and direct that the
contract for the construction of the ship
within named to be built according to the
plans of the Navy Department be given to
the said Union Iron Works, of San Fran
SECTION HANDS CARELESS.
The Bridge Caught Fire in Conse
quence—An Arrest Reported.
Chicago, Aug. 15. —A special from
Chatsworth says: A statement was made
by J. T. Bullard, a citizen highly respected,
to a reporter to-day. Bullard says he saw
the section men carrying water into the
house of the section foreman Wednesday
afternoon between 2 and 4 o’clock, while
lx:fore the Coroner's jury tho section fore
man and his men testified they wore on the
load at the time mentioned. Mr. Bullard
was disinclined to say much, but from his
remarks aud those of other citizens it is in
ferred that the road was not examined at
all Wednesday, despite the instructions re
ceived by the section foreman from the
roadmaster. “Wednesday morning,” Mr.
Bullard said, “the station agent, who is my
neighbor, told me that extraordinary pre
cautions had been ordered to be taken as a
heavy passenger train was expected.”
The Times to-day has "a dispatch stating
that two men had neon arrested on a charge
of being the incendiaries who caused the
Chatsworth horror. The authority given
for the information is a man named L.
Dobbs who has been working for sometime
past for a farmer named Morris Kennoya
about, threemUesfrom Konland, Ind. Dobbs
informed the Times correspondent that the
two men wore arrested on suspicion of hav
ing set the bridge on fire. They were
iriven a preliminary examination be
fore a Justice of the Peace and
the proof against them was
considered strong enough to hold them ill
jail, where t hey are now confined pending
further proceedings. Dobbs added that his
employer, Mr. Kennoya, was present at the
examination. The correspondent inter
viewed W. F. Terrell, conductor of a freight
train, and learned from him that the arrest
had occasioned considerable excitement in
State Line. He also said Yardmaster Jones,
of the Toledo, Peoria and Western railroad,
who is stationed at State Line, visited Kent
land, Saturday evening and confirmed the
truth of the arrest.
Spain to Take Part in Commemorat
ing tho Event.
NEW York, Aug. 15.—The Independent
publishes this week some correspondence
between the American Minister to Spain,
Jahez L. M. Curry, and tho Spanish Min
ister of State, Senor Moret, on the matter
of tho celebration of the discovery
of America by Columbus in
1492. Senor Moret, in a very
friendly letter says: “first, that Spain will
take the initiative in celebrating in a most
solemn manner the centemiiary of the dis
covery of America in the year 1492:
second, that for this purpose it will invite
all nations who people the territories dis
covered by Columbus to take part in the
celebration: and third, that Spain is
ready at the same time to take par
in any other erlebaation and solemnity
which may be undertaken on the . meru aii
continent to comm ‘morale the great event.
I hope this reply will completely satisfy tho
inquiries which you have been good enough
t/> make, and enable you to inform your
government and all interested in the* matter
as to the purposes and decisions of Spain.”
A FIGHT WITH COLOROW.
Five of the Redskins Either Killed or
Denver, Aug. 15.—A Denver Mews
special from Glenwood says: “Nothing has
lieen heard from Sheriff Kendall since
Thursday, but enough is known to
justify the belief that a battle has
lieen fougpt with the Indians and
that Colorow got the worst of it.
It is known that live Indians were either
killed or wounded, and that jjenogode Utes
concluded to go hack to the reservation if
permitted to iio so. Colorow asks that be
be given fittecn days in which to take
the wounded Indians back to the Unitah
Agency. This request is believed
by some to lie a nine to give
hun more time to receive reinforcements
from other renegade tiands who are roam
ing over the country. Others tx'lieve he
will return to tho ugency and settle down
lor a time at least. Gen. West will remain
here several days awaiting developments.”
Two Cacen aud Three Deaths.
Key West, Fla., Aug. 15.—Two new
ee:-es of fever were reported by the Board
of Health to-day and three deaths, one
adult aud two Cuban children.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 16. 1887.
A SMACK SUNK BY A SHOT.
SENSATIONAL RUMORS OF AN
OUTRAGE BY CANADA.
People of Buctouohe Report Hearing 1
Firing and Seeing an American Ves
sel Sink -The Cruiser Said to Have
then Started in Pursuit of Another
Halifax, Aug. 15.—There is no confir
mation here of the report telegraphed from
Ottawa that a Canadian cruiser had fired
upon and sunk an American fisherman off
Buctouehe, causing a loss of all on board.
The report emanated from Buc
touche, outside of which place
positively nothing is known. Many tele
grams of inquiry have been sent to Buc
touche and vicinity, but so far no informa
tion has been elicited. Whatever founda
tion there is for the report, it
seems pretty certain that the people
of Buctouehe have been talking about the
matter for several days. The affair must
either have been seen by someone there or
the rumor must have originated in and
been confined to that place for some little
time before it reached the outside world.
CANNON SHOTS HEARD.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 15, 11 p. m. — The
telegraph wires between New Brunswick
and Halifax have been crowded all day with
inquiries as to the sources of the rumors
that a Canadian cruiser had sunk
an American fisherman and it has lieen
learned positively that the reports of a
gun were heard off Buctouehe harbor some
day's ago. They were heard between 8 aud
9 o’clock in the morning and were thought
by the people, not yet out of their houses, to
be peals of thunder, but the sky was cloud
le-s in all directions. The story
then goes that a man came up
to the village from , the shore and
reported that an unknown Dominion fishery*
cruiser had dismasted and sunk an Amer
ican fisherman, the vessel going dowu with
every soul on board. So far as can lie
ascertained the vessels were too far out from
shore for any row boats to render assistance,
but ou this point no statements of a sub
stantial nature are to be obtained.
THE WHOLE STORY DISCREDITED.
The whole story is thus discredited, as it
is not to be believed that men would stand
idly on the beach gazing calmly upon a ves
sel disappearing beneath the waves
without making the slightest efforts
to rescue the perishing. Coupled with
other rumors of the same unconfirmed
character is the statement that there was
another United States fisherman in the
vicinity at the time, and that after one sank
the cruiser gave chase to the other. It is
impossible to say what gave rise to the re
ports in the first instance. The Asso
ciated Press has reliable intelligence to
tho effect that gun shots were actually
heard off Buctouehe ou the morning in
question. Whether some fishermen of the
locality used this occurrence to form the
basis of the sensational story for the delec
tation of the village cannot be said posi
tively, but it is the only reasonable expla
A SIX-POUND SHOT’S POWER.
Commander Scott said this afternoon
that it might be a very easy matter for n
six-pound shot from a cruiser to sink a
schooner, but if such an event did happen
the Fishery Department would reoeivo the
particulars at once. There was a few
fish in the water off Buctouehe, but not
sufficient to take Americans into those
waters. The cruisers are (laying little or
no attention to what is going on at or near
Buctouehe, their services being required
elsewhere. The Buctouehe district is cov
ered by the cruisers Advance and
L. Houlette, but they have not been known
to lie in that vicinity for several weeks.
Consul General Phelan is also impressed
with the belief that there is no foundation
for the sensational report, but has tele
graphed to various points to ascertain what
there is in it.
TAKES NO STOCK IN THEM.
The rumors given herein have been told
to him. but he regards them as empty and
groundless, and refuses to entertain them
seriously. “I cannot,” he said, “for one
moment think that such a serious
thing ha* occurred. It would
be impossible for it to lie so and we be with
out particulars for so many days. No, it is
The public are equally slow to believe the
report. No excitement has been caused
here and there will be comiiaratively little
interest shown unless something more defi
nite is forthcoming.
SCHOENBERG A FORGER.
The Mystery of His Departure No
Longer a Puzzle for Anybody.
Philadelphia, Aug. 15.—The mystery
which has been thrown around the de
parture from this city of Emil Schoenlierg,
who has for some time been supposed to be
a partner of John F. Betz, the million
aire brewer, in some of his enterprises, is
gradually being cleared up, and the state
ment is made that he is a forger for a largo
amount. He was supposed to have been
associated with Mr. Betz ill the con
struction of a now opera house in
the northwestern phrt of the city,
and was a holder of stock to
the amount of $125,000, and mode President
of the Germania Brewing Company, a now
corporation. Mr. Betz makes a declaration
point blank that Schoenberg lias forged his
name, and intends to have him arrested if
be is found.
Schoenberg was interested in a good many
enterprises, hut every ass-t he lmd was
hypothecated for loans, along with much
forged paper, tho bogus collateral being in
most instances of greater face value
than the genuine collateral. New
victims continue to show up. The
heaviest losers; so far as known, are Brewer
Betz, direct loss SBO,OOO and liability for
$70,000 more; B. K. Nestor, a wealthy man
of Geneva, N. Y., about $0,000: David
Stewart, $13,000; E. F. Poulterer, $',,000;
Brewer Yuongling, of New York. £5,000.
The available assets are Schoenberg's
house and some negotiable collateral, but
tho margin between tile assets and liabili
ties will lie $175,000, representing the re
sults of Schoenberg’s diplomacy.
Judge Sawyer Issues an Order Seek
ing to Make Him Talk.
San Francisco, Cal.. Aug. 15.—United
States Circuit Judge Sawyer issued an or
der to-day, citing Senator Iceland Stanford
to appear next Wednesday and show cause
why he should not he compelled to an
swer certain questions asked him by
the Pacific Railroad Commission in regard
to expenditures of funds for the
purpose of influencing legislation. At the
session of the commission to-day the attor
ney for the Central Pacific informed the
Commissions:* that they were not able to
present their case owing to the demoralized
condition of the account* und papers, but
they could And the accounts and papers be
fore October, as the Commissioners would
conclude their investigation in Mew York.
The Defender of the America's Cup
Again Proves Her Speed.
Cottage City, Mass., Aug. 15.—Fully
two-thirds of tho population of this place
witnessed tho departure of tho four great
single-stickers and the throe fast schooners
on their race for Brenton’s reef. The May
flower crossed the line first, standing in close
to shore, at 10:01:14. The others followed
in this order:
, h. u. s.
Sachem 10:01 :44
Magic 10:0*: 'A!
The sloops crossed on the port tack with
all sails set except the jib topsail. The
schooners had all sails set. Tho Atlantic
was mo far east as to bo handicapped by the
ten minutes’ limit. The Atlantic came
from tho eastward, and passed East Chop at
10:40. bound after the fleet. The Volun
teer had the windward position, and was
abreast of the Mayflower oil’ West Chop,
and took the lead on the starboard tack
going down tho sound. At 10::t0 o’clock the
yachts passed Wood's Holl In the following
order: The Volunteer was leading the
Mayflower nearly one mile, and was con
stantly gaining; the Puritan was gaining
on the Mayflower, which was less than a
quarter of a mile ahead of her.
THE VOLUNTEER WINS.
Newport, Aug. 15.— At 3:05 o’clock this
afternoon the Volunteer dropped anchor in
the harbor here amidst salutes. The Puri
tan crossed the line 13 minutes behind the
Volunteer. The Mayflower came in third.
THE THISTLE SIGHTED.
London, Aug. 15.—Capt. Arminton, of
the British steamer Annie, which has ar
rived at Queenstown from Baltimore, re
ports that he passed the Scotch yacht Thistle
on Aug. 6. A fresh southerly wind was
blowing at the time and the Thistle was
proceeding under plain sail.
SPOKEN BY A STEAMER.
Philadelphia, Aug. 15. —The steamer
Lord Clive, which arrived in port this after
noon from Liverpool, report* that she
spoke on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 10:25 o'clock
in the morning, the British schooner yacht
Thistle, Capt. Kerr, bound for New York,
in latitude 39° s(l’ north, and longitude 70’
52' west. All were well, and the Thistle
was proceeding steadily.
The position given would put the yacht
about 150 miles east of Sandy Hook, and as
she was proceeding with all visible sail un
der light southwest winds, and making
about three knots, she is expo-ted to arrive
in New York harbor about 11 o’clock to
morrow morning. Her captain reported all
of the twenty-five persons on board well,
and signalled that he had encountered liois
terons weather at the beginning of the voy
age, with light, baffling winds toward the
A BLACK ROMEO FOR JULIET.
Montffomary Warns A Negro Scoun
drel to Keep Out of Town.
Montgomery, Aug.. IV—.Popular
indignation agatest an article hi tho Herald,
n weekly paper edited by a colored man
named Jesae Dukes, reached a climax here'
to-day. The article come out Saturday and
is as follows: “Every day or so we lead
of the lynching of some negro for outrag
ing some white woman. Why is it that
white women attract negro mon now more
than in former days. There was a time
when such a thing was unheard of. There
is a secret to this thing, and
we greatly suspect it is the growing
appreciation of the white Juliet for the col
ored Romeo as he becomes more and more
intelligent and refined. If something is not
done to break up these lynching* it will be
so after awhile that they will lynch eveiy
colored man that looks at a white woman
with a twinkle in his eyo.” A largo public
meeting to-i'ny adopted resolutions de
nouncing him and warning him to keep
away from Montgomery at the peril of bis
life. Dukes’ paper has been bitterly parti
san and lias more than once contained ar
ticles to which the whites seriously objected.
He was mail agent until President Cleve
land came in.
One Man Killed and Another Danger
Decatur, 111., Aug. 15.—A terriffie ex
plosion of chemicals in Clinton Webb’s drug
store at Macon this evening caused the in
stant death of Nelson McDaniel, and prob
ably fatal injury of Mr. Webb. The drug
gist was engaged in comiKiunding a mix
ture when the explosion occurred. No one
was present except Messrs. Wohb and Mc-
Daniel, and it will lie difficult to learn
what Webb was doing, as lie is unable to
Riddleberger Surrenders Voluntarily.
Winchester, Va., Aug. 15.—The excite
ment over the imprisonment and subsequent
release of Senator Riddleberger has sub
sided. The court adjourned Friday until
to day. The Senator voluntarily returned
to jail this morning. All is quiet and the
court lias taken no further action iu the
Mr. Riddleberger remain* quiet In jail.
A motion made iu court to-day to re
lease him, which motion Judge Newman de
nied. All is quiet.
Poisoned by Ice Cream.
Mobile, Aug. 15.—The family of William
Turner, a prominent mill man here, con
B)stinE of his wife, two daughter*, two
grandsons, a granddaughter, two female
and one male servant, are nil sick from the
effect* of poison in ice cream eaten Friday
night, 'i'ne case of Mrs. Turner is consid
ered quite serious, and the sufferings of ull
arc very severe.
Wilful Murder Smspoeted.
COLUMBIA, H. C., Aug. 15. Will Mont
gomery, a negro bov 8 years old, living in
Lancaster county, yesterday shot and in
stantly killed Alice Huey, a colored play
mate, aged 13, and severely wounded his
sister Lizzie, aliotit the Mine age, with n
shotgun. Ho claims that it was accidental,
hut the circumstance* point to wilful mur
Judge Hall Very lU.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 15.—Aspeciulfrom
Ash villa. N. C., say* Judge Samuel Hall, of
Atlanta, a member of the Georgia Huprnie
Court, is critically 111 at that place from a
second attack of paralysis.
Receipts and Disbursements.
Washington, Aug 15.—Receipt* of
government simv Aug. 1 amount to
833 and disbursement* to kMEJO.-MB, being
an excess of receipts of 113,31(1,100.
Fine Crops Around Danville.
Danville, Va., Aug. 15.—There liars
been fine rain* here yesterday sud to day.
and all sorts of crop* promise the best ana
largest yield for many years.
Baltimore's Firs Bale.
Baltimore, Aug. 15.— The find bale of
ootdou of the new orop was received at this
port to-day. It classed a* middling.
THE GLADSTONIAN CANDIDATE
WINS IN CHESHIRE.
Grave Importance of the Contest Ad
mitted Before Hand by the Gov
ernment Organs The Successful
Candidate Characterizes the Result
as a Message of Peace to Ireland.
London, Aug. 15.—The election in the
Northwich division, of Cheshire on Satur
day to lilt the vacancy caused by the death
of R. Verdin, Liberal-Unionist, resulted in
another victory for the Oladstoniaus. The
votes stood: Brunner, Gladstonian, 5,112;
Ixird Henry Grosvenor, Liberal-Unionist,
3,'.(83. Grosvenor is a son of the Duke of
Westminster. In the last election, when the
Liberal-Unionist candidate was successful,
the voto was as follows: Verdin 4,416,
Brunner, Home Ruler, 3,998.
The result of tho Northwich elections is a
crashing blow to tho Conservatives and Dis
sidents, who were confident that they would
retain the seat. At thoir clubs the news
was received with consternation. The
home rule clubs and centres were correspon
dingly elated. A week ago the
Conservative Standard saw that
the issue would be a trial
of strength under peculiarly significant cir
cumstances, and pointed but that though
Mr. Brunner was a large local employer,
his opponent was a member of an old
Cheshire family that had been seated in tho
county for centuries, and had special claims
for the support of every Unionist. Mr. Brun
ner made an address to-day to tho elector*
of his district. In the course of his
remarks, he said: “You have won a victory
for Mr. Gladstone and for Ireland. The
issue between the classes and tho masses hus
been mado absolutely clear for the first
time. The significance of this message of
peace to Ireland it is impossible to over
Owing to the exodus of Conservative
members of Parliament the government
will probably find it necessary to abandon
both the Allotment and Education bills.
Mr. Parnell has gone to Avondale, his estate
Dublin, Aug. 15. —The Nationalists here
are jubilant over the Gladstonian victory in
Cheshire. They declare that the govern
ment cannot proclaim the National Loaguo
in the face of a defeat which completely
changes the political situation.
The tenants on tho Ponsonbv estate have
engaged a civil engineer to supervise the
construction of worics of defease in prepara
ration for expected evictions. Barricades
are 1 icing erected and trenches and drain*
made, aud in case of emergency the farms
will be flooded from the bog.
Judge Flanegan’s Went Clare tenants
have decided to purchase their holdings
under tho land act at fourteen yours’ judi
cial rent, the landlord cancelling all arrears
except for the current year, and those will
The Sultan Recognizes The Election,
But Is on His Dignity.
Tirnova, Aug. 15.—Prince Ferdinand
formally closed the Robranjo to-day.
THE rORTE’H ATTITUDE.
Tirnova, Aug. 15. —M. Vulkovitch tele
graphs to the government from Constanti
nople that tho Sultan recognizes Prince H’er
dinund’s election, tint that as the Prince did
not first obtain the Multan’s consent the lat
ter will maintain his present attitude for a
A PROVISIONAL CABINET.
Sofia, Aug. 15.—Prime Minister Stoiloff
has consented to form a provisional cabinet.
All the officers anil soldiers of the garrison
here have taken tho oath of allegiance to
AN EMPEROR FOR FRANCE.
Prince Victor Bonaparte to Air His
Claims to the Throne.
Paris, Aug. 15.• —A manifesto written in
behalf of Prince Victor Bonaparte by
Clement Leroyer was read at all the Bona
partist banquets yesterday. In it M. Is:
royer says: “Prince Victor intends in
the future to he sole chief of
ali the imperialist committees in
France. By the I’rince’s order I am
to continue to communicate with the Com
missioners of Paris, and the different de
partments. Under his personal direction
we shall achieve the concentration that is
necessary to success. This policy is destined
to restore the empire.”
70,000 DIE OF CHOLERA.
A Frightful Record In the Northwest
Simla, Aug. 15.—Medical returns show
that 70,000 persons died from cholera in the
northwest provim-es of India during June
Malta’s cholera victims.
London, Aug. 15. -Eight new cases of
cholera and five deaths were reported in
Rome, Aug. 15. —The cholera returns for
to day are us follows: Naples, night new
case* and six deaths; Palermo, seven cases
and four deaths; Catania, seventeen caw-f
--at ifl six deaths; Hvracuse, five canes and
three deaths: At oilier places, ninety-three
cases and forty-six deatlis.
A Conflagration in Scutari.
Constantinople, Aug. 15.—A great con
flagration is rognig In Scutari op(*wite this
city. Many hundreds of bouse--, have already
Iwen destroyed. A high wind prevails ami
the flameit are st ill spreading.
Later.—The lire wns finally extinguished,
but 1,009 houses mid two churches were
destroyed, and two women ami a child ware
burned to death. Thousand* of pnrnonsnre
homeless. The Multan has made a donation
for the sufferers and hus appointed a relief
Germany and Russia.
Berlin, Aug. 15. Prince Bismarck had
a long conference to-day with Count Hchou
valoff, the P.ure.an Atnlia-wi'lor, at which
all pending political questions were dis
cussed. This will enable the Chancellor to
dispense with an interview with Prince de
Russia in India.
Bombay, Aug. 15.—Tne Russian* are
forming canton met) t at Uittle Kargazoi,
near Barikot. south of Hhighnun. The rail
way from Cliadjiii to lJ.ilkaru is nearly
Ex-Oov. Blackburn Dying.
Louisville. KY., Aug. 15.—A Courier-
Journal special *ays: “Ex-Oov. Luke
Blackburn, who has been dangerously
ill at Frankfort,, Ky.. tor same
weeks, i* rapidly sinking, anil his
death may bo oxjsx'tod at, any moment.
His family, Including bis brother, Senator
Blackburn, ha* been summoned to his bed
aid*. His trouble la Bright’* disease and
RUSHING IN NEW BILLS.
Both Houses Devote the Day to the
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13. —In the Senate
to-day the following new bills were intro
By Mr. Dean—A bill amending paragraph
1. section HSTit of the Code of 1882, by
changing the words “once a week for one
month” to ten days before the older of the
Court shall bo applied for.
By Mr. Foster —A bill incorporating the
Chattanooga and Eastern Railroad com
The following measures passed:
A resolution authorizing the Governor to
employ counsel for the purpose of prosecut
ing suit in the Court of Claims for the re
covery of #55,000, known ns the Trozevant
A resolution for the relief of the Norwich
Fire Insurance company.
In the House.
In the House to-day the following new
bills were introduced:
By Mr. Hill, of Wilkes—To incorporate
the Anthony Shoals Land Improvement
Also a bill—To amend section It'll of the
Code, fixing the pay of the members of the
By Mr. Clay, of Walton—Prohibiting the
sale of spirituous or molt liquors within
, three miles of the Methodist church at Jer
sey, in thut county, and within three miles
of Walnut Grove Academy, in Walton
By Mr. Williams, of Upson—Repealing
the net establishing county i.ourts in certain
counties as relating to Upson county.
By Mr. McLendon, of Thomas—Author
izing the foreclosure of mortgages in coun
ties m which crops are made.
Also to appropriate S2OO for tlio com
pensation of Ennnett Barnes for special
work dono as stenographer for a special in
By Mr. Lamar, of Richmond—Extending
the charter power of the Western and At
Also to make the Judge of the county
Commissioner of Roads.
By Mr. Calvin, of Richmond—Establish
ing two expet'lmental farms in the State.
By Sir. McLendon, of Thomas—To in
corporate ttie Thonuisvillo and Northern
By Mr. Tate, of Pickens—To provide for
the working of convicts of the State in the
opening side lines from the main railroads
in sections having no railroad connection.
Also to provide for the erection of stock
gaps or crossings by railroads on the lands
that they may pass through, when so de
sired bv the owner of the lands.
By Mr. Oliver, of Oglethorpe—To incor
porate the Lexington Terminal Railroad
By Mr. Chapel 1, of Muscogee—To protect
the owners of bottles listsi by soda water
manufacturers, to prevent them being used
by other manufacturers.
By Mr. Faulkner, of Johnson—To amend
section 3,(141 of the Code.
By Mr. Black, of Gordon—To prohibit
the sale of mult or spiritous liquors wit hin
two miles of the Baptist church, near Mr
Daniel .Station in Gordon county.
By Mr. Bray, of Fulton—To amend an
act incorporating the West End and East
Point Railroad Company.
By Mr. Howell, of Fulton—To nmond
section 4337 of the Code increasing tli-•
penalty for carrying concealed weapons.
Also to prescribe regulations for the issu
ing of bonds by railroad companies.
By Mr. Denny of Floyd—To amend sec
tions 10 and 12 of the (’isle.
By Mr. Blalock of Fayette—To prohibit
the manufacture and cole of spirituous liq
uors in Favette county.
By Mr. Franklin of Fannin—To relieve
the Tax Collector of Fannin county.
By Mr. Rawls of Effingham—To require
verdicts in divorce oases to apply to both
By Mr. Candler, of DeKalb—Amending
the act incorporating the Atlanta and
Edge wood Street Railroad Company.
Also incorporating the Atlanta City and
Suburban Street Railroad Company.
Also a resolution for the relief of Mrs. S.
By Mr. (Jay, of Cobb—lncorporating the
town of Austell in Cobb county.
By Mr. Blalock, of Clayton—Prohibiting
the manufacture of spirituous liquors in
By Mr. Russell, of Clarke—uthorizing
and confirming the sale of tjio branch line
from Cornelia to Tallulah Kails by the
Northeastern Railroad Company.
By Mr. Terrel, of Meriwether —Incorpo-
rating the Bank of Greenville.
BRIDGE; ED AWAY.
A Heavy Bill for Repairs Imposed on
Jefferson by the Freshet.
Louisville, Ga , Aug. 13. —Every bridge
in the county, with the exception of one or
two, was either carried away or badly
damaged by the recent freshet. The most
complete wreck was the railroad bridge over
the Ogeechee river, two miles from here.
The bridge was I,MOO feet long and every
foot was moved out of position. A good
many of the timbers were lost and many
more would have Is on had they not taken 1
the precaution to chain it together.
The directors have lieeti using every ef
fort to replace it, and now r|ss-t to have
the trains run Into Louisville next Thursday.
Cotton is opening very rapidly, and the
general impression is that a good tidal will
Is l marketed before Sept. I.
Organization of the Orange Auction
and Forwarding Company.
Jacksonville, Aug. 15.—T0-day a com
pany win formed in Jacksonville styled the
Orange Auction and Forwarding Company
of Florida. The object of the new concern
la to make Jacksonville a depot for all the
fruit and product-; of the Hint** nud sell
fruit to tm.-ers instead of doing any com
mission budiiess. The directors are A. 8.
Mann, H. A. L'Engln, .1. <J. Bin-bridge, M.
8. Mormnn, C. W. Docosta, J. C. Grecly
and Dexter Hunter, all men of woulth and
iiiflue'ce. Tb" directors are enthusiastic
over the concern and think it will bring u
great deal of bushins to Jacksonville,
Tim Htate a ~ enldy of the Knights of
have hce.i in sir slot! ail day consider
ing who shall be State lepresentative to the
National Labor Convention.
A Desperate Attempt at Murder.
SutiRKXCv. Ga., Aug. 15. —While one of
McDonough tit Co.’s engineers, named /V J.
Ford, was working on his engine Friday
morning a negro named John Pinkston
crept stealthily up to him aud dealt him a
blow with the sharp end of an ax on the
head, inflicting a fearful wound. Ropes of
recovery are very slight. The negro made
good hfs ex-ape. Searching parties have
gone out in all directions. McDonough &
Cos. have offered a reward of #IOO for his
arrest. The negro is coal block, about i
feet C or 7 inches tall, M yeai's old, bus
small side whiskers anil a sullen apimirance.
End of the Venetian Strike.
Venice, Aug. 15. —The strike of the gon
doliers is ended.
j PRICK 910 A YEAR.)
( 5 CEBITS A COPY. |
AN INNOCENT3IAN JAILED
AFTER GETTING FREE HE SUES
THE LESSEES FOR SIO,OOO.
Refused an Opportunity to Prove Hi
Identity or Innocence of the Crime
Charged-Maconltes Ask that Wool*
folk be Tried Immediately The
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13.—The Governor
has received several petitions signed by a
large number of prominent citizens of
Bibb county begging him to order a special
term of Bibb Superior Court for the trial
of Woolfolk. The Governor has replied thut
it is a matter wholly with the courts, as ha
lias no power under the law.
“Jiin” Furlow (colored) was fined S4O and
costs to-dav by Judge Anderson for selling
liquor on the street.
Jordon Fanil's, a negro, sued the Chatta
hoochee River Brick Ooiniiany to-day tor
#IO,OOO. J. 11. Lumpkin, a lawyer, filed hia
suit. Farars says that last year Wil
liam H. Turner (white) arrested him
in Alabama, where he was working as a
laborer. Turner was sent, after him by the
C'battahooi hee company, who claimed that
he was a convict and had escaped from
them. Farnrs offered to prove that he waj
not a convict and hail never been one, but
was not allowed to establish hia
identity. He was brought to the Chat
tahoochee camp, near Atlanta, in chains.
He was shackled, compelled to don a.striped
suit, and go to work with the other convict*.
The lessees attempted to show by wit ’le vies
which they scraped up that Farars was not
Farm's, but an escaped convict. They utter
ly failed anil then gave him hia
liberty. While at the camp ha
repeatedly begged to be allow' 1 to
go before some tribunal and prove that
they had the wrong roan and to establish
his identity. They steadily refus'd to i t
him do so. This case in looked upon here as
a fresh horror of the convict lease system
of Georgia, unit Janies English and William
Lowe, the lessees, are roundly denounced
for the treatment which this innocent negro
has received at their camp.
THE FAIIMKIW’ CONVENTION.
The interstate convention of farmers,
which begins its session here to-morrow,
promises to be one of the most inportant
convent ions ever held Indications point to
a lurgu attendance, and judging by the pro
gramme presented, the sessions will be full
of instruction, and will result in much prao
t/icul K< Km I.
The convention proper will lie called to
order in DeGive’s opera house at 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning, Gov. Gordon presiding.
Mr. Henry VV. Grady will deliver the
address of welcome on behalf of the State,
and Hon. Tyler Cooper on behalf of the
The list of topics to he discussed and of
speakers appointed is as follows:
1. Defects in the Agricultural System of
the Cotton Stab's- Assigned to North Caro
lina: L. L. Folk, Raleigh.
2. General View of the Cause of Depres
sion and the Remedies- -Assigned to Ten
nessee Col. B. F. Cockerell, Nashville.
3. The Exact Objects n Farmer Should
Seek to Accomplish, and the Best Moans of
Accomplishing These (ibjocts— Assigned to
Alabama—Prof. J. 8. Newman, Auburn.
4. Government in Its Relations to Agri
culture —Assigned to Georgia—Senator A.
5. “All Cotton;” Its Relation to the Pres
ent Condition of Agriculture—Assigned to
W. The Use of Commercial Fertilizers; Its
Relation to the Present Condition of Agri
culture Assigns It., South Carolina—CoL
Charles C. Law, Coronaco.
7. Labor: Its Relation to the Present
Condition of Agriculture—Assigned to Ar
kansas; Col. W M. Fishhook.
8. Credit; Its Relation to the Present
Condition of AgrVulture—Assigned to
Louisiana: Hon. 11. C. Stringfellow, Cotton
9. Extensive and Intensive Farming—As
signed to Florida.
10. Diversity nt Crops as Promotive of
Agrieu Iturul Prosperity — Assigned to Texas j
Capt. Bam Evans, Fort Worth.
11. Industrial Education—Charles W.
Dabney, Priwidqat Agricultural College
University of Tennessee.
The Brotherhood of L r-emotive Enginerz
300 in number, and a large party of Atlanta
citizens wlio went to Balt Springs on an ex
cursion to-day, were given a complimentary'
banquet at the Hweet Water Park hotel.
Col. Edward Huribut made a speech which
was responded to by Grand Chaplain Ev
erett. The Brotherhood retimied to tbv
city and adjourned nine dir,.
A MAN BAKED TO A CRISP.
He Chose an Oven for a Bed and
Was Locked In.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 15.—John J. Reilly,
aged 23 years, foreman in the scratch shop
of Rathbun, Hard A Co.’s stove foundry,
disappeared Haturday morning. To-day
his body was found in an oven for baking
ladles. It is presumed that he went In there
and, laying down, fell asleep. Fire was
started Saturday, and the door of the oven
was lucke 1, liis presence not being noticed.
He was baked for alxiut forty hours.
A Strike for Higher Pay.
Auocsta, Me., Aug. 15.—Two hundred
weavers in the Edwards Coinjiany’s mill,
struck this morning for higher pay. The
company say they will close their mill be
fore they will accede to the demands of the
An Engineer Falls Overboard.
Mobile, Aug. 15.—While the steamer
Carrier was on her way up the Alabama
river Saturday night, t B-orgeTaylor, second
engineer, fell overt .card and Is supposed to
have been drqwned.
He Started the Horse.
From the Meut York Time*.
A story is told of a Dutchman (and, o|
course, there’s not ono word of truth In it)
that owned a balky horse. One day when he
was in a very great hurry the nag took a
notion to stop and stay. The Dutchman
was annoyed. There lie was with a wagon
load of freight and but a few minutes Uj
spare if he wus going to catch the Fall Rivet
boat. A great crowd of sympathizers gath
ered around and made remarks. At last th
inevitable small boy worked his way to the
front and volunteered to lauko toe horse
move. Ills proposition meeting with ap
proval, he started off and soon returned
with a condiment and poured It into the an
imal’s car. In about ten seconds the horse
was speeding up the street, flipperty-flap,
scattering goods in all directions, smashing
and banging the wagon, and having things
his own wav despite the frantic efforts of
shouting policemen with outspread arms.
“Where you got dotf” inquired the phleg
matic Dutchman, taking his pipe from his
“Right ’round the comer," replied the dw
"How much was the cost of dot?" he next
“Only 10 cents,” said the lad.
“Sol I vish dot you got me a tollar’i
vorth, and here's the toiler. Put dot stuff
in my car right avay, by ehimminy Gracious
dot horse 1 must catch him.”