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TORYISM’S DEATH KNELL.
CONSERVATIVES UNABLE TO PUT
ON A BOLD FRONT.
London’s Editors Nearly of One Mind
In Referring to the Significance of the
Cheshire Eleotion—Dynamite Car
tridge Exploded on the West Clare
Railway Bridge at Ennis.
London, Aug. 16.—The Daily News, re
ferring to the Northwich election, snys:
‘■Seldom has any government a year after
its formation met with such emphatic re
buff. Aroma or simulooher of the dissident
party still Hits about, the lobbies and benches
of the House of Commons, but in the con
stituencies it is not to be seen.”
The Morning Post is depressed over the
result, and urges the Conservatives to effect
a better organization. It refuses to believe
that the country is changing its mind in re
gard to home rule.
The Daily Telegraph says: “The Union
ist converts have become perverts, and the
Abstentionists have returned to their Glad
stonian allegiance.” The paper attributes
the ivsult in Northwich to the weakness of
the Unionist candidate and campaign, and
begs the Unionist leaders to abandon the
belief that it is sufficient to send a candidate
to a district with their blessing to secure
The Times says the government will make
a fatal mistake if they see in the recent
elections any reason for decreasing their
efforts to cope effectually with the forces of
disorder in Ireland.
KARL COWPKR’S ADVICE.
Earl Cowpcr writes to the Times urging
th. government to firmly support Earl Ca
dogan's amendment to the land bill. To ac
cede to the wishes of the opposition he says
would mean revision of all the rents fixed
in the last five years, which would inevita
bly lead to a block in the land court.
Mr. Brunner, the new Uladstonian mem
ber for the Northwich division of Cheshire,
took his seat in the House of Commons to
day. He received an ovation from the
The government is still undecided as to
the advisability of suppressing the National
League. Two-thirds of the Conservative
members of Parliament are against imme
The Standard now openly advocates a
coalition ministry. It admits that Mr.
Gladstone is still followed by the bulk of
the Liberals in the country through the
anomalous position occupied by the Union
ists. The Cabinet will sit to-morrow to
decide finally upon the course of business
during the remainder of the session.
OUTRAGES IN IRELAND.
Dublin, Aug. 16.—Two dynamite car
tridges were exploded on the West Clare
railway bridge at Ennis to-day. No serious
damage was done. Two other cartridges
were found on the bridge which had failed
The town hall at Cruishen, county Clare,
was fhe<l into to-day, but no damage was
At the regular fortnightly meeting of the
National League, to-day, Mr. Harris, mem
ber of Parliament, announced that the re
ceipts since the last meeting amounted to
£2,1:18, of which 82,000 came from the Par
liamentary Aid Society, of Now York.
The Nationalists, he said, were on the eve of
success. The victory in North wieh virtu
ally made Gladstone Premier. When Mr.
Gladstone brought forward his new edition
of his home rule measure, he (Harris) hoped
it would lie an advanced one. If the land
lords got one half of what Mr. Gladstone
offered them before they ought to be happy.
FERDINAND THE FAITHFUL.
He Will Preserve Intact Everything
Connected With Alexander.
Tiiinova, Aug. 10. —The garrison gave a
banquet y esterday in honor of Prince Fer
dinand. In reply to a toast the Prince ex
pressed his devotion to Bulgaria and prom
ised that he would preserve intact every
thing with which tho name of Prince Alex
ander was connected in view of Bulgaria’s
love for its late ruler. Prince Ferdinand
afterward reviewed the troops.
TURKEY ASKS ADVICE.
Constantinople, Aug. 16. —The Porte
has sent, a circular to tho powers asking
their advice as to the course to be taken by
Turkey toward Bulgaria in view of Prince
WIDENS THE BREACH.
Berlin, Aug. 10.—Tho North German
Olivette says the manifesto of Prince Ferdi
nand, announcing his acceptanceof the Bul
garian throne appeal's to lie intended as a
declaration of Bulgarian innepondence and
aggravates the breach of the treaty of Ber
lin, of which he has been guilty. Germany,
says the paper, cannot approve of Prince
HELD AS A SPY.
A French Prolessor Arrested on a
Fort et Metz.
Metz, Aug. 16.—1 t is reported here that
M. Jenot, a French professor connected with
the Lyceum at Nancy, was arrested yester
day morning on the Glacis of Fort Alvenzto
ben on suspicion of being a spy, and lodged
in prison to await an inquiry. M. Jenot,
the reports says,protested against his arrest,
stating that he had simply wandered to the
tort from tho village of Lorry where he
"as spending his holiday.
A later rt port has been received of the re
lease of Prof. Jenot.
A Hurricane at Bordeaux.
Bordeaux, Aug. 10.—This city has been
visited by a hurricauo, which destroyed an
enormous amount of property. Tho storm
fftisud a collision at Areachon of two excur
sion trains, several cars were wrecked, and
seventeen persons injured.
■he cyclone ravaged a great part of the
sputh of France'. It was severest in the
Department of Aude, where a number of
houses wore destroyed and several persons
Bervia's Money Scooped.
Belgrade, Aug. 16. —A commission ap-
U’ii'ted to inquire into the condition of Her
'j : ‘ ii finances bus discovered serious deficits,
100 Finance Minister has ordered the se
questration of the property of his predeces-
London, Aug. 16—At Malta during the
fia-t twenty-four hours there were, nree
now cases of cholera and two deaths.
Prayers for Temperance.
Ghu'aoo, Aug. 16. —The President of tho
world’s Woman’s Christian T< mporance
union, Mrs. Margaret Bright Lucas, of
London, and Miss Frances E. Willard, Vice
President for the United .States, and Miss
thinnuh Whi tall Hmith, of Philadelphia,
secretary, have sent out u call to the Chris
tum women in every land mid of every de
nomination who are interested in temper
ance reform to observe Nov. 12 ami 18 next
days of prayer for the success of the
w'ork m which thev ae on.’" , f*d.
She Reciprocates the Good Wishes of
Washington, Aug. 16.—The following
reply to the President’s congratulatory tele
gram, sent on the occasion of her jubilee
celebration, has just been received from
Victoria, by the Grace of God of the United
Kingdom of Great JJ-ntain and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of
Jjjdia, etc., to the President of the United
States of America, Sendeth Greeting:
Ovn Friend—We have received from the
handset' Mr. Phelps, United States Minister at our
Court., a letter which you addressed to us on the
26th of May lust, and in which you convey your
congratulations and those of the people of the
V sited States on the occasion of the celebration
of the fiftieth anniversary of our accession to
the throne. We request you to accept our best
thanks for tins proof of friendship and good
will, which, with similar proofs, we have received
from the rulers and people of other States,
has caused us most sincere gratification. In
thanking you al3o for the choice which you
have mad.- of Mr. Phelps to be interpreter of
your sentiments on this occasion, we request
you to accept in return our best wishes for your
own uninterrupted happiness and welfare, and
for the prosperity of the United States of
America, And so wo recommend you to the
protection of the Almighty. Given at our Court,
at Windsor castle, this eighteenth day of July,
in the year of our Lord 1887, and in the fifty
first year of our reign. Your good friend,
It. I. Salisbury. Victoria.
The Policy of the Road in Relation to
Claims for Damages Uncertain.
Chicago, Aug. 16.—The Times' special
from Peoria, 111., says: “Many of the
friends and relatives of the Chatsworth
dead were at the railroad company’s gen
eral office to-day, and considerable specula
tion is heard as to the possible action of the
company relating to a settlement of claims.
The road is by no means in good financial
condition. Its stock, or at least the greater
part of it, is owned by parties in New York
city or represented there. The officers of
the company are reporting to the stockhold
ers the exte,nt of the calamity and all the
facts connected therewith. As soon as these
reports have been reviewed and digested
the line of policy will be marked and com
municated to the officials here. Then pub
lic announcement of the action of the com
pany will be made. The aggregate loss,
measured by precedents, will amount to
some hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
A Times special from Peoria, 111., says:
“At the investigation by the Railroad and
Warehouse Commission of the Chatsworth
disaster, Hunt. Armstrong was recalled.
After filing over again the story
of his experience in the wreck, he
said his opinion as to the
cause of the fire was no better
than that of any one else. He believed the
local freight train passing at 4:30 o’clock
dropped coals which were not seen by the
section foreman. He did not believe in the
story that thieves set fire to the bridge.”
RIDDLEBERGER SET FREE.
Physicians Certify That He is Not Able
to Stand Confinement.
Winchester, Va., Aug. 16. — Senator
Riddleberger is still in jail, and the grand
jury has been summoned to receive testi
mony against the mob that released him. It
is thought that sufficient testimony will be
forthcoming to convict the rescuers. Every
thing is very quiet.
HOLDING a LEVEE.
Baltimore, Aug. 16. —A dispatch to the
Sun from Woodstock, Va., says: “Senator
Riddleberger, after delivering himself up
yesterday, sat all day on the portico in front
of the jail, where he held a levee with his
friends, as he did to-day. At noon to-day he
walked off, but was arrested on the street,
and brought back. At 7 o’clock this even
ing he walked off again. Jailer Harry
Shull made a grab at him, but the Senator
walked off up the street without molesta
tion. Judge Newman was this after
noon informed that the Senator’s con
dition was such as to render confinement
dangerous. He thereupon appointed three
physicians as a commission to ascertain and
certify to the facts. Their reports confirmed
the information already received, and Judge
Newman issued an order to Jailor Shull sus
pending the sentence of ten days for con
tempt of court until such time ns Senator
Riddleberger may be in a fit condition to be
returned to jail. The friends of the Sena
tor say he is not in condition to know what
ho is doing.
HANDS RED WITH BLOOD.
A Truck Farmer Found Murdered—No
Clue to His Slayer.
Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 16.—This city
was excited to-day by another mysterious
murdor, which happened in the same section
where the McKnight murder occurred three
years ago. The victim is a white man
named T. J. Croghan, about 45years of age,
who was engaged in planting a truck farm
near the city boundary in the northwestern
suburbs. Croghan lived alone in a house
on the farm, and was generally reported to
have kept his money on the premises. He
was last seen alive last night about 7 o’clock,
when he went into the house to prepare his
supper. This morning his body was
found lying on the piazza badly
bruised and battered, and with a load of
buckshot in his’ side. The murderer had
entered the hous, it is supposed, while
Croghan was eating supper, shot Him with
a shotgun or musket loaded with shot, and
then started to drag the body out of the
house, when he was evidently frightened
and left it lying on the piazza. A silver
watch that Croghan had on is missing. An
inquest was organized, but there is abso
lutely no cilia to the murderer’s identity,
and the case threatens to be enveloped in
the same unsol vabie mystery that still en
velops the McKnight murder.
The Six Men Implicated Sentenced to
Ton Years Imp isonmont.
Galveston, Aug. 16.—A s|>ecial to the
News from Eagle Fuss savs: “United States
Vice Consul Mitchell returned yesterday
from Santa Rosa, Mex., where he went to
investigate the recent murder o.t that place
of James H. Duval, an American citizen.
He brings intelligence that the murderers,
six in number, have already been convicted
and sentenced to ten years imprisonment,
ami are now on their way to the peni
tentiary at Salkillo. Another man, who
made a remark that they ought not to bring
the -Gringos’ body in a cart, but tie a rope
around his neck and drag him in, was ar
rested by order of the Judge and given the
same sentence as the others. The property
of the deceas'd is now iu possession of the
Consul, who holds it at the disposition of the
A Burglar Shot.
Mobile. Ala.. Aug. 16-This morning
early n negro named Jerry Hoilinacauietoa
window of the Government street residence
of Wiuston Jnnos.R prominent citizen, and in
attempting to open it made a noise which
aroused Mr. Jones, who fired through the
window, hitting Hollins iu the nss-'K. The
wound la prnlmldv mortal.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17. 1887.
READS LIKEA ROMANCE.
AN EMBEZZLER STEALS ON THE
ADVICE OF A LAWYER.
The Culprit a Fugitive Since 1885—
The Bank from Which He Stole
$160,000 Runs Him Down in Lon
don—The Eratwhlle Lawyer Placed
New York, Aug. 16. — Richard Seaman
Scott, who absconded with $160,000 ttiat be
longed to the Manhattan Bank, of which he
had been an employe, in 1885, and about
whoso disappearance and whereabouts there
was such profound mystery—at least to the
public—has made a confession before Con
sul General Waller at Loudon, For a time
there were all manner of rumors about bis
location, but after a spasmodic story, which
it took over a year to tell in the newspapers,
it was dropped by the public. The people
who were directly interested ir. the ca-sefwore
more active, and have long since known of
his movements. Suit has just been insti
tuted in the Supreme Court which dis
closes not only Scott’s action, but the fact
that he was not alone in this stupendous de
falcation. This suit is against John R.
Dunn, Scott’s colleague, for the recovery of
nature of the documents.
The documents included in this caso em
brace an affidavit by the defaulter, which
is a statement of the history of the case, but
it is in truth a confession of his theft. Scott,
according to the complainant, was for
twenty years a trusted employe of the Man
hattan Company up to June 1, 1885. In the
latter part of his service he was paying
toiler of the bank. Most of the time he had
in his custody daily over $1,000,000.
On June 1, 1885, he absconded with
$160,000, which he never returned. The
public has never heard from him since that
time until to-day, when this suit was made
known. He is now in London, Eng., where
he has been since September, 188.'). The
counsel for the hank on Monday obtained
an order from Judge Donohue for the arrest
of Duun in their suit against him.
At 2 o’clock in the afternoon of that day
Dunn was arrested by the officers of the
Sheriff at his stock brokerage office, No. 56
New street. Dunn, for many years, was a
practicing lawyer in this city, and at one
time had a desk in the office of ex-Judge
Fullerton. In the last four years he has
been In the brokerage business. In the
complaint it is charged that Dunn got the
money out of Scott, that he was the guilty
party, and that os he controlled and gov
erned Scott, he induced him to steal
the money. The principal foun
dation for the "suit is in
affidavits by relatives of the embezzler, and
the princijial one of these is by Scott him
self. It is voluminous, and was drawn up
in the presence of and acknowledged by
United States Consul General Waller at
London, on June 14, 1887. In it Scott states
that at various times prior to June 1, 1885,
he extracted small sums of money from the
safe, which aggregated about SIO,OOO. This
he liad lost in speculation on the “street.”
THREATENED WITH EXPOSURE.
About this t ime there was a change in
the administration of the bank, Scott feared
that this change might cause an investiga
tion of the bank’s affairs. This would of
course disclose his irregularities. John R.
Dunn, a cousin of Scottrs wife, was practic
ing law then and Scott hastened to uim for
advice. Dunn asked him how much money
was within his reach. Scott replied that at
times there was over a $1,000,000
in his charge. Dunn addressing
Scott said: “My advice to
you is to take $1,000,000. It will be
enough to cripple the bans, and enable you
to go to Canada. If you take a small
amount people will laugii at you, but if you
take a large amount people will say you are
smart, and you will compel the bank to
THE BOOKS NOT ALTERED.
Then Dunn asked him if ho had altered
the books, saying that if he hail done so ho
could lie held for forgery, and extradited
from Canada. Scott, however, said that he
had not done so. Dunn then said that he
would look the question up in the law
library of the Equitable building, and let
him know the following afternoon whethor
or not it was safe for him to go to Canada.
Scott mot him by appointment after the
close of banking hours. Dunn took
him into the consulting room of the
law library and told him that tho decisions
in the books were in conformity with his
advice. Then another meeting was arranged
for the following day at a place opposite
Terrace Garden. They met and spent
lour houra in discussion. Dunn told him he
had had experience in the office of Judge
Fullerton, and that, Scott, neod have no fear
as he (Dunn) was too smart to lie caught or
to permit anybody to get ahead of him.
ADVISED TO DISGUISE.
He advise 1 Scott to get an old suit of
clothing, shave off his moustache, travel
set:ond class to Canada, disguise himself as
much as possible, and do as little talking as
possible. He advised Scott not to write to
nimself or any friends in New York in the
common way, because detectives often
caught people by watching their corres
pondence. Ho also advised him to address
him as “W. M. Culverson, box
1061, New York post office,” to which ho
had a koy. All letters to friends were to be
addressed and placed in an envelope bearing
the above oddras. They par led to meet at
Central Park, Sixth avenue entrance, on
the following afternoon. When Scott went
to the bank aoxt flay he took $300,000 in
gold and silver ‘-ortifloates of the denomi
nation of $5,000, SI.(XX) and SSO and placed
them in a package which ho concealed
about his person.
DUNN GETS THE SWAG.
He met Dunn at Central Park, and they
went to a secluded spot and talked. Duun
asked him if he had any friends with whom
to leave the money, telling him that under
international treaties if ho carried eny
stolen property into Canada he could lie
arrested and extradited. Scott said that
he had no one with whom to leave it.
DUNN’S GREAT KINDNESS.
“Then," said Dunn, “I feel so warm a re
gard for Cousin Lizzie (she is Scott's wife)
that 1 would and > for yen what I would do
for no other person on earth, take charge of
that package, the contents of which I need
not know, and take care of it subject to
your order ut ull times.” He explained
that if he took the money knowing
that it iielonged to the Lank, it
would make him liable for felony. This
was Friday. They agreed to meet Monday.
Scott went to the bank next day and re
placed the 8300,000, determining to mako
an effort to borrow enough money to make
up the deficiency of SIO,OOO. In this he
failed. Finding it impossible to get Uio
necessary money before going to the bank
on Monday he got a disguise.
A FRIEND or THE CLERKS.
Scott had road about the Park Bank de
falcation. He saw tliat the directors cut
down the salaries of the clerks, in order to
make up the deficiency. He felt friendly
toward the clerks in the Manhattan Com
rvanv, many of whom were good fellow* so
lie determined to take only $150,000, in or
der that there might bo no cut in their sal
At the close of banking hours ho made a
little calculation as to what he could do
with the money. He figured that he could
pny Dunn, have enough to compromise any
civil suit with tho iionk, and enough to live
ou tho rest of his life. When he took tho
money he put it in two packages—one of
$140,000 and the other of SIO,OOO.
Ho went to Central Park and met
Dunn. They walked to a secluded sjiot and
Scott pulled out the $140,000 (tackage and
said to Dunn: “There’s the money.” Dunn
looked around, saw that, he was unobserved,
and put it in his inside pocket.
Scott said: “Dunn, I shall leave to-night.”
They shook hands and parted, Scott went
down to the Grand Union Hotel, whero he
had been stopping, assumed his disguiso
mid took the evening train
for Montreal. He shaved off
his moustache on the wav. He arrived
on the following morning. lie did not stop
in Canada long, visiting only quiet and
secluded points. He corresponded as Dunn
hail directed under various aliases. Dunn’s
letters consisted principally of newspaper
clippings about the, defalcation. He also
sent Scott money in bills of SSOO and SI,OOO.
Scott took passage on the Allan line steamer
for Europe in September of 1885. He has
resided in London ever since. He has lived
economically. His wife joined him in Muv,
1386. Before she started she handed to W.
D. Searls, Scott’s brother-in-law, $3,000,
saying that she thought her husband owed
him that sum.
PUT IT IN A BANK.
He deposited it in his own name. When
in connection with this suit, he was asked to
expilain why he had kept it, he said that he
had never drawn it, suspecting that it
might belong to the Manhattan Bank. In
June just past he handed it to the hank’s
counsel. Scott corresponded with Dunn
and Mrs. Jennie A. Searles, his sister-in
law, from London. He had received money
there amounting to $20,000. In the latter part,
of 1886 attempts at a compromise with the
bank were made by Scott, various sums
lieing mentioned. In December of that year
he asked the bank to give him a general re
lease for $60,000. It was said that this offer
was accepted by the bank. He wrote Dunn,
telling him'to get ready to pay that sum.
SAID HE HAD LOST THE MONEY.
Dunn replied in January, 1887, that he
had lost all the money. Then came a crisis
and proceedings wore instituted. Dunn’s
stories and actions inspired disbelief in his
good faith towards Scott and his stories of
losses were discredited. When Duun was
arrested he stood at a ticker in his office
reading tho tape. He was coo], calm
and reserved, and glanced at the papers
presented by the officers without, any show
of nervousness. He was taken before Sheriff
Grant, and was told that, he would have to
get, bail in the sutn of $150,000. In default
of this he was taken to Ludlow street jail.
Dunn is 38 years old, a batchelor, and lived
in Brooklyn. He will be indicted. There is
an indictment against Scott, but he can’t be
extradited. He, is 42 years old
COLUMBIAN BANK CROOKS.
The Affairs of the Institution Crimi
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 16. —The
Evening Telegraph this afternoon devotes
considerable space to an article on the af
fairs of tho suspended Columbian bank, in
which it says tho failure of the Columbian
bank has given birth to some very ugly ru
mors of alleged irregularities, and to some
talk of possible prosecution. The affairs of
the bank are still in a state of chaos. The
assignees are trying to get some
light on its business methods.
Their investigations have shown
that it was very carelessly managed, and
that a large portion of its assets consist of
merchandise which lias little, if any value,
'rhe assignees refuse to talk about the affairs
of the hank, saying that they have tieen plac
ed there to protect depositors, and that they
are trying to perform their duty. Being
a state: hank, the laws required sub
scriptions to be paid in money,
and not in promissory notes.
It, made the stockholders liable for twire
the amount of tiieir stock. Tho charge is
now made tliat President I’ti ill ips secured
control of tho stock by issuing shares to
himself and to members of his family or
relatives whom he could represent. It is
said that in payment tor u portion of the
stock he gave promissory notes instead of
money, and that when failure was imminent
these notes wore withdrawn and utilized to
raise money ami securities having a face
value, but practically worthless, were sub
NEW ORLEANS’ BAD GANG.
Ward Politicians Get in a Row in a
Saloon, and Shoot It Out.
New Orleans, Aug. 18.—Tjast night a
party of ward |>oliticiaus were drinking in
a St. Charles street saloon, when a quarrel
ensued between John Neill, a clerk in the
Civil District Court, Owen Roper, an ex
deputy sheriff, James Doran, a special
officer, and some others. Neill struck Roper
with his fists, and pistols were immediately
drawn and discharged. When tho smoke
cleared away, Neill was found with a bullet
hole through his breast and another in his
side. Doran handed a pistol to the bar
keeper mid was arrested, .is were also three
others of the party. Neili was taken to the
hospital, where ho is dying.
RAISED FROM $25 TO $25,000.
A Montreal Stationery House Fleeced
By its Bookkeeper.
Chicago, Aug. 16. —The News' Montreal
special says: “J. X. Page, bookkeeper of
the large wholesale stationery house of C.
O. Beauchomin & Cos., raised a $25 check to
S2S,(XX) on the Jacques Cartier bank to-<iay,
cashed it and absconded. Ho is well con
nected and lias been in the employ of the
house for five years. Ho has been specu
lating in bucket shoiis lately, and it is said,
lost SIO,OOO in ouo of the establismentS.”
Tho Corner-Stone of the Monument
Laid With Great Pomp.
Bennington, Vt., Aug. 16.— The corner
stone of the Bennington battle monument
was laid this afternoon with imposing cere
monies, und in the presence of the largest
crowd that ever gathered in the village.
Business was practically suspended, every
thing beinggiven up to the exercises of the
occasion. The great procession consisted of
military, civic, ana Masonic divisions.
Among those who participated in the cere
monies were the Governors of Vermont,
New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Blind Tom’s New Master.
Alexandria. Va., Aug. 16.—“ Blind
Torn,” under order Of Judge Bond, of the
United States Circuit Court, was to day
turned over to A. J. Lerche for his new
committee, Mrs Eliza Bet lame, of New
York, by J. A. Betlnine, iu the United
States Court room. Tom at first declined
to go, but finally reluctantly consented, and
left for New York this afternoon, declaring,
however, that ho would not play again until
be came bac . to Virtrl/iis.
FARMS MUST MAKE MONEY
THE INTERSTATE CONVENTION TO
POINT OUT THE WAY.
Commissioner Henderson Emphasizes
the Importance of the Agricultural
Industry-Gov. Gordon Welcomes
tho Delegatos to tho State Henry W.
Grady Delivers a Characteristic
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 16. —The Interstate
Convention of the farmers mot at DeOive’s
Opera House at 10 o’clock this morning.
There was a large attendance mid tho dele
gates were from the bout class of farmers.
The meeting was called to order by Hon. J
T. Heiglerson, Commissioner of Agriculture
Prayer was offered by Rov. Henry Clay
Morrison, pastor of the First Methodist
A short address was made by Commis
iouer Henderson outlining the history of the
movement which resulted in the conven
tion. Ho asked for full discussion of the
various causes supposed to impede agri
cultural progress. Among the subjects
mentioned were the credit system, guano, all
cotton, protective tariff, etc. At the conclu
sion of Commissioner Henderson's remarks
Gov. Gordon was introduced us temporary
chairman. Tho Governor said that every
thoughtful patriot would hull the assem
bling of the convention as u promise of
good. The basis of agriculture was as
broad as the earth, and the success of agri
culture as important us the ocres around it.
THE GUARDIAN OF ALL.
The interests of all are embraced in tho
one science. Agriculture is the guardian of
every conceivable interest of society. De
stroy agriculture, and nothing could live,
but, agriculture could live though everything
else were dead. Lot agriculture die, aim
commerce dies, ships rot at their wharves,
tho system of railroads becomes a silent,
mockery, and an arid waste of desert
1 incomes the fittest representative of the
most beautiful cities. If that he true, and
it is true, no words can sufficiently empha
size the importance of a convention of
farmers. The plow is the forerunner of
civilization, and to find the cause which
brings depression is the commanding duty
of every lover of his country and his race.
If agriculture is not remunerative, there is
somo mistake. Where is it? The conven
tion is here to find it. The trouble is not, in
the Southern climate, soil or seasons, God
might have made all good land, but it did
not please Him to do so. This, a land of sun
light, without sunstroke, a little sun
brownad perhaps, but greatly sun-blessed.
MR. GRADY’S SPEECH.
At the conclusion of his address tho Gov
ernor introduced Henry VV. Grady, saying
that as Comniander-in-Chief of the army
and navy of Georgia he hail commanded
Mr. Grady to appear and welcome the far
mers to the State'. Mr. Grady made one of
his happy and characteristic speeches.
“It was announced in yesterday’s Consti
tution," said Mr. Grady, “that I was to de
liver this address of wells one, anil as it is
niy duty to maintain the veracity of that
highly respected newspaper, even to my
embarrassment and your discomfiture, I am
here. lam astonished tliat Gov. Gordon, at
once my Governor and my friend,
in delivering a welcome himself,
added magisterial authority. I do
not profess to an eloquence I never
hope to have and delegated tho duty to me.
I am astonished that he, foremost in every
charge for your promotion and last from
every broach in which your rights are threat
ened should have shirked this duty, and laid
it on the shoulders of his humble but loving
constituent, leaving me to inarch behind
the blazing path of ills eloquence much as a
one-armed woodchopper would follow tne
track of a Soutn Georgia cyclone.
NOT WELL UP ON AGRICULTURE.
“He has not done so because of my agri
cultural knowledge. Ho knows tliat lam
the only liviug man who knows less about
agriculture than he does. [Laughter.] But
he knows that he can’t beat me in licing
glad to see you. [Applause.] As mortal
man cannot gild tho sunset, nor paint the
lily, so is there no heartier welcome than
when a Georgian says,‘My friend, I wel
come you to mv home.’ ”
He eulogized the farmer as a “man who
lives not by percentage but by creation;
who strikes the earth on her spring breast
and fills himself from her fountains. He
stands stalwart and independent in the sweat
of Ids brow, looking tt.e sunshine into the
golden glory of his harvest and spreading
showers in the verdure of his fields, conscious
of the integrity of his labor that enriches
man. while ne honors God.” He then dis
cussed the cotton plant and its enormous
revenue to the Boutli.
A TRIBUTE TO KINO COTTON.
Of cotton he said: “What a royal plant it
is! Tho world waits in attendance on its
growth. The shower tliut falls whispering
on its loaves is heard around its earth. The
sun that shines on it is tempered by the
prayers of ull the people. Tlie frost that
chills it and tho dew that descends
from the stars is noted, and
the trespass of the little worm
on its green leaf is more to England than
the advance of tho Russian army on her
Asian outposts. It is gold from the instant
it puts forth its tiny shoot. Its fibre is cur
rent in every bank, and when loosing its
(locoes to the sun it floats its snowy banner
that, glorifies the field of the humble farmer,
that man is marshalled under a Hag that
shall compel the allegiance of the world and
wring subsidy from every nation on earth.”
ALWAYS FOB THE SOUTH.
He then stated that this income was fixed
and peculiar to the South, not her’s this
yenr and her neighbor's the next, but her’s
(•very year, the heritage thut G<xl gave this
peoplo forover a- tiieir own when He arched
our skies, established our mountains, girt
us about With ocean, loosed the breezes,
tempered the sunshine and measured the
min, ours and our children’) forever—as
princely a talent as ever came from His
hand to mortal stewardship.
Mr. Grady then slid: “If this enormous
revenue of $406,000,006 per annum could lie
kept at home, and th" (-implies that wo eat
were raised on our farms, and the articles
we buy of the North were manufactured in
our cities, in ten years tho cotton Mt itci
would be the richant section of the glolie.”
THE CITIES DOING THF.Ht PART,
He then -liow.d tliat the cities were doing
their |>ort in keeping at home this enormous
revenue. He said: “There are 330, (XX) ar
tisan* at work in the South today that
were not here in 1880, and this does not in
clude the thousands that arc build
ing now enterprises. We mnnufiv
turod last, year, $213,000,(XX i
worth of articles that six years ago we
bought fro:u the North or 'Vest, ill the
six years following th<* cotton exposition,
173 new cotton will* have been built in the
Houth, starting 1 ,(XX),(XXI new spindle*. The
South is witnessing to-duy an industrial
revolution for which history lias no prone
dent. Figures do not measure it, and
amazement is simply limited bv comprehen
STOPPING THE GOLDEN OUTFLOW
“If the Piedmont Exposition can
fairly. >itc* re it. Hi it . ■ • ■
i miracle of the day, At every turn we stop
the outflow of money. Hix years ago
Georgia bought ltUl.iHXl ions of commercial
fertilizers, for which she paid 17.000,000,
every dollar of whioh went North. Last
year she used 100,050 tons, of which 135,000
tons were made in Georgia, of Carolina
phosphates, Georgia cotton meal
and sulphuric acid reduced from
natural iron pyrites. Thus one Htate
in one Item lias obreUod an outflow of $•!,-
IXX),(XK> pier annum, and will double the ca
nacity of her factories in another year.
Twenty years ago we wasted three million
tons of cotton stsvl by dumping it into the
river or burning it. Lust year worstn M)O.(XX)
tons through 1411 oil mills, extracting SB,OtX),-
000 worth of oil reftnod into $14,000,000 value
and turned back cotton meal to the farmer,
bettor for food or l'ertiliiwr than before it
wus robbed of its oil. The fertilizing value
of the cotton seed which was burned or
drowned twenty-two years ago is $140,000,-
000, more than tho rye, out and wheat
crops of the Northwest combined.
TUB IRON PRODUCTION.
“More amazing thou all, In 1880 the South
produced 400,001) tons of iron, and in 1887,
850,000 tons. This increase of 4.17,000 tons
in seven years startled the world. But
there arc now in actual process
of eroction thirty-ouo Iron furnace*
in the South with a capacity of 11,01X1 tons
per day, or 1,000,000 tons per annum, so
that where we increased 450,000 tons in
seven years wt* will now Increase 1,000,000
tons In one year. ”
Mr. Grady gave other figures at length,
showing the enormous growth of indus
trial rnovemoifts In the Mouth. He
then praised the work of tho Southern
farmer who, out of nothing twenty years
ago but bare lands and desolated Helds, bad
produced last year a crop of #715,01X1,000.
In closing he said: "I thank God over and
again for the time aud place of iny birth;
that I came into manhood when the South,
merging from unspeakable sorrow, pros
trated and impoverished, called her sons to
her side, aud that I was born of her bosom
and sworn to her service.
WOULD HAVE TOUCHED HIM IF AN ALIKS.
“Had i been an alien her sorrows would
have touched me, as I should have sought
her banner. But, born of her soil and hold
ing heirship in her sorrows, I have never
had mi aspiration which was not berg.
Have you thought, my countrymen, of the
glorious work of our hands and the glori
ous crisis in which we wero born? We
stand for the integrity of a
splendid civilization, from tho spirit
of which we cannot in honor or reverence
depart but which wo must carry unstained
into new conditions, it is ours to show that
the lund that prospered with slaves, shall
prosper yet more with freedom; that a peo
ple devoted in war shall triumph in
(mare, and that set apart for a
century they shall enter the lists
in poverty and emerge in prosperity; hold
sacred every honorable tradition, yet turn
their faces, steadfast, and dauntless, to tho
future. How are we keeping this trust!
AUK FARMERS LOSING GROUND!
“There are those who say that our farmers
are losing ground and being driven back
warti from their farms ns our fathers were
driven backward from Appematox anti
Chattanooga. This convention may decide
that farmers in the South ai-e in worsa-eeu
dition than they wore ten years ago. Is this
true, and if so why is it! Wo have a land
unsur)iassed in richness anti fertility, a
climate enriched, winter is but
a passing breath, ami spring and autumn
meet in the heart of summer. Corn, cotton,
clover, tobacco, wheat, and grasses grow in
one inclosure. Peach and apple ri|>en m the
same orchard, and we grow every
fruit from the pineapple to
the Siberian crab. Our forests are
exhaustions, our mines rich, our quarries
untouched, our I antis perfect. Are our
men lacking! Why! in manliness and
courage our father* gave us a richer herit
age than in the broad acres they be
queathed. Tho blood of tho old South is
as tender as ever, foil by hourt
of woman, as ardent as ever
blazed in veins of soldier. The engaging
tenderness of the cavalier let into the sturdy
Anglo-Saxon current, the rich red lilts si of
strongmen that run as water at honors call,
aud never stained where it touched.
MUST NOT FALTER IN ÜB.
“Shall this blood which jioiirx through a
century luminous with high achievements
into our veins, shall it falter first in us and
he tlriven bock on irresolute parts? ls-t us
make a compact, here to-day, my country
men. earnest men on an earnest purpose,
that if it bo true that we are losing ground,
we will search for the mistakes and
errors in the working of our system, mid
at any cost east them out forever. Stifling
every ambition, crushing every prejudice,
putting aside all preferences, let us gather
about the garments of our old mother, labor
ing and troubled, distraught with
griefs and problems, and give her,
as long a.s we live, tireless
arms and hearts. There is no ambition so
noble af to he first at. her tort and last in her
no end so glorious as at the close of
a long and devoted life to sink to rest on her
bosom, tranquil nnd content as a little child
that falls to sleep in it* mother’s anna and
rests untroubled in the shadow of her
With n few practical words of advice, Mr.
Grady closed amid round after round of
At I) o’clock this afternoon the committee
on permanent organization reported t lie fol
lowing gentlemen ns officer* or the body, the
report ts>ing unanimously adopted:
J. 8. Newman, of Auburn, Ain., Presi
dent; Vico Presidents, If. K. Barker of Ar
kansas, N. F. Kolb of Alabama, L. F.
Feathernton of Arkansas, H. R. Fairbanks
of Florida, W. J. Northern of Georgia, G.
G. Zenor --f Louisiana, Aleck Mefver of
North Carolina, I) M. Russell of Mississippi,
Walter Gregory of Tennessee. E. K. Mcfvor
of Mouth Carol iila, and B. J. Kendrick of
W. S. Do Wolf and S. W. Postell, of Geor
gia, we rechosrn secretaries.
Col. Thomas C. Howard read tho report
and programme of the committee.
To-night Hon. L. L. Polk, of North Caro
lina, addressed the convention on the "De
fects of the Agricultural System of the Cot
PROF. BAIRD BETTER.
A Belief That He will Not be Able to
liesumo Hla Position.
Washington, Aug. Hi.—The friends of
Prof. Spencer F. Baird, director of the
Smithsonian Institution and President of
the Unitisi States Fish Commission, were
relieved to-day by the intelligence from
Woods Hah. Mass., where Mr. Baird is stay
ing at the Fish Commission headquarters,
that ho is bettor. They have-bevnoxpeoting
tho announcement of lus dftttli every day
lorn week. They do not think
lie can recover permanently. In
the event of his death Prof
H. P. Langley, lab' of assis
tant secretary of the Smithso iliii. would
probably lie made its secretary and director
while Prof. M. Brown Goode would proba
bly bo given the management of the United
Htate* Fish Commission. Prof. Baird has
held both office*, but. the double work has 1
• •osl hiiifliis health, if not his life.
Key West's Fever.
Key W est, Aug. IC.—Four now cases of |
fever and one death are reported since
l PRICE 810 A YEAR. I
j S CKXITS A COPY, f
UTESINFULL WAR PAINT.
THE COUNTRY ALL ON FIRE BBS*
LOW THE TOWN OF MEEKER.
Brave Sheriff Kendall Surrounded by
tho Redskins, and Troops Started
from Denver to Rescue Him-A Cat*
tie Company’s Manager Forced ttf
Ride at Full Tilt for His Life,
Chicago, Aug. 10. —A special dispatch
from Green Junction, Col., says: “Tuo
manager of tho Philadelphia Cattle Com*
pony came in yesterday from Colorow’B
camp, to the Uintah reservation below
Rungeley. Tho Indians forced his party
hack urn) drove thorn before them at full
speed. Docker, Roth, and other cattlemen
are riding night and >lay gathering up their
cattle and hurrying them from the Whi’e
river range. All the settlers hi that locality
have Ihicii warned by white couriers to l-v-k
out, aud they are abandoning everything to
get away before the Indians can arrive
from the reservation."
THE COUNTRY ALL ABLAZE.
A special from Rawlins, Wyo., savo:
"A messenger has just arrived from Wit.to
river, Col., who reports that, about 1.10
Utes aro lighting at 1 leaver Creek, fli'eceii
miles from Meeker. Families are rushing
into Meeker nnd more Indians are coming.
The country is ull on tiro below Meeker be
tween White and Bear rivers. Mr. Golden,
the messenger, Is trustworthy. One hun
dred mounted men are ready and will
march ou tho Utes. The women uro making
bandages ami tho town is thoroughly ex
NOT REPORTED TO GEN. TERRY.
No continuation of tho rumored conflict
with Colorow’s band of savages has been re
ceived at Gen. Terry’s h- adquarters, in this
city, where any official news would be first
learned. Gen. Terry’s jurisdiction include*
the troubled district, and Gan. Cook, who
is in the immediate command of the troop*
nearest the scene of hostilities, is under ex
press instructions to wire all obtuinuldo in
formation hero at the earliest possible mo
REINFORCEMENTS RENT TO KENDALL.
Denver, Aug. Itt. —Gov. Adams thia
afternoon received a telegram from Adjt.
Gen. West at. Oleti wood Springs, contain
ing an opiieal from Sheriff Kendall for
assistance. In response to this the
Governor ordered the cavalry com
panies at Denver, Colorado Springs,
Cunou City, Lendvilleand Aspen to start at
once. They leave for the seat of war to
night. The Governor also telegraphed Gen.
Crook at Omaha that the situation was be
coming serious, and urged the War Depart
ment to protect tile sett lers. The fact is that
Hlieriff Kendall has had several skirmishes
with the Ino i ans since last, Thursday, and
being deserted by jiartof his posse, is now
left in a dangerous position, surrounded hy
hostilos and without food and ammunition.
It, is not denied that serious results are an
ticipated, unless prompt action is taken by
the Htnto militia.
ARRIVAL OF THE THISTLE.
A Trim-Looking Craft and a Hardy*
New York, Aug. It!.— The Scotch yacht
Thistle arrived here early this morning.
Capt. Barr reports a pleasant passage, ex
cept, for three days' rough weather and
three without a puff of wind. The rest of
the time they hail a light breeze. The This
tle is oertuinly a pretty model, and her ap
pearance does not belie her claims to speed.
It will take about two weeks to clean her up,
set her topmast, and lend on her racing
sails. Mlie came over under a small
mainsail, topsail, staysail and jib. For two
• lays of t he trip she carried two reefs in her
mainsail. The rest of tha trip she shook out!
everything. Tho trip took just twenty-one
days. The officers and crew, twenty-ou*
men in all, are a fine-looking lot of tars.
Cant. Barr is a heavy-set Scotchman, heavi
ly (warded, and bronzed by exposure to tha
weather. His crew share with him
the just prido in their cutter.
The best big run was made on August
when with all sails set, with her spiiinacher,
■he reeled oil :!i? in lies in a heavy breeze,
with a cross soo, which is considered re
markable for u small craft under short sail;
THE RACK FOR THE CITIZENS’ CUP.
Newport, R. 1.. Aug. lb.—Tho race for
the citizens' cun was storied this morning,
with a very light breeze blowing and with
the sea smooth. The siguul guu was not
fired until 10:47o’clock. The Volunteer and
Puritan crossed the line nearly at the sain*
time, with the Mayflower a little twhind.
The race is over the How and Pigs course.
The Atlantic was not entered.
The Volunteer won, with the Puritan
second, aud Mayflower third. The Volun
teer was Id minutes and “ seconds ahead of
the Puritan, whi'di was 1!) minutes and 19
seconds ahead of the Mayflower.
Two Divisions of the Mexican C*n>
tral Left In the Lurch.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. It). — The engineer
of the first and second divisions of the Mexi
can Central railroad shuck yesterday. Th*
cause of the strike is supposed to lie the dis
charge of one of their number. These di*
visions extend from the City of Mexico tc
Calera, a long stretch.
TRAINS RUNNING ON TIME.
City of Mexico, Aug. lb. -Mail and
passenger trains on the Mexican Central
railroad are running on time, despite th*
strike, hut as it is feared that freight can
not he handled, orders have been sunt out
to the station agents not to receive perish
able freight. The morning mail train ar
rived here on time to-day. The road U
over 1,200 mile* long, and is the most impor
tant artery of interior trade, and the striks
is likely to be serious in it* effects on busi
ness for a short time. Great efforts will b*
inode to get freight engineers so that traffic
may not be long interrupt'd. The official*
of the road maintain that the strike wal
prompted by a professional agitator from
the United Stilt s, and that no real griev
ances exist, hut the striking engineers main
tain that they left work because Knginvc|
Keller was discharged without proper in
They Ask an Increase in Wages o'
$lO Per Month.
Huntsville, Ala., Aug. It’-.— On Aug. 1
the freight conductors of the Memphis on*
Charleston railroad notified the Huperintea
dent that they could no longer afford U
work for $7.1 per month, and asked for at
increase of $lO, giving him unti:
yesterday to decide. Not hearing fron
him they qtdt work yesterday morning, ant
no freight train ran throughout the day
It is reported on good authority that a com
promise will )x< effected to-night, and that
trains will run regularly to-morrow.
A Baggage Master Goes Crazy.
Charleston, B.C., Aug It).—G.W. Hard
ink, baggage master of tilt- Atlantic Coa*
Line, went crazy this morning aud had t*
Is- conveyed to tha citv hosuital iuuiatraighi