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CARS RAZE A BUILDING.
FIFTEEN PEOPLE INJURED IN THE
The Engineer Probably Dead by this
Time—Many of His Fireman’s Bones
Broken Failure of the Brakes
Throws the Cars From the Track
and They Rush Into a Signal Tower.
Washington, Aug. 17.—The few resi
dents in the neighborhood of the Baltimore
and Ohio “Y,"’ who were up auel on the
street at 0:30 o’clock this morning witnessed
a singular and startling scene. It was no
less than that of a train of cars leaping from
the track and rushing, with the speed of
lightning, and the crash of a tlmnderbolt,
through a brick house. In an instant the
train and house were in a heap of ruins and
the track for some distance was littered
with debris. The train to which this acci
dent occurred was No. 4, coming from the
A Vest, and duo here at 0:20 o’clock. About
0:30 o’clock it came thundering into the
city over the Metropolitan branch, and at a
curve nearly a mile away from the “Y”*be
gan whistling ‘‘down brakes.”
WHISTLING IN VAIN.
For some reason the brakes were not put
down. The air brakes, it was stated, did
not work, and the engineer began blowing
his distress whistle for the hrakeinan to put
on the regular brakes. Either the brake
man did not heed the signal or it was not
given in time to be of use, for the train,
flying at a frightful rate, came thundering
down toward the sharp curve at the “Y.”
On the south side of the “Y,” in a little
corner made by the intersection of the
tracks, was located the railroad signal
tower, a brick structure three stories high,
where railroad men are employed to regu
late the signals and switches at the “Y.”
CARS LEAVE THE TRACK.
AVhen thh train turned the sharp curve of
the "Y” with fearful headway, the cars be
hind the engine flew from the track and
smashed into the signal tower, and in an in
stant there was a wreck, which, for confu
sion, has seldom been equaled in railroad
annals. The engine was dragged from the
track, plowed through the dirt and mud a
distance of 150 feet, and then rolled over.
There it lay, giving forth its steam and hot
water in great jets. The steam and water
were blown through a house, and some of
the inmates were badly scalded. Near the
engine lay Hamilton Brosius, the engineer,
crushed and dying, and his fireman with
several bones broken.
PANIC AND CONFUSION.
Behind the engine was a scene of panic
and confusion. One car was crushed and
nearly buried under the tracks ami timbers
of tiie demolished building. Two sleeping
coaches and one passenger coach remained
on the track. The mail car, the express
car and the baggage car were rolled over
and their sides were crushed. The
roof of one car protruded from
the ruins of the building. The
disaster, of course, at once created intense
excitement. The fire alarm was sounded,
which brought the fire department and
police to the scene. Ambulances were hur
riedly sent for and a corps of physicians
came, summoned from every direction.
Many injured passengers were removed and
taken to neighboring bouses, drug stores
or to hospituls. In this way eighteen or
twenty people were got out of the wreck,
some of them only slightly injured, and
others with bones broken and bodies badly
bruised and cut.
IN THE TOWER.
In the signal tower on the upper floor, an
observatory, A\ r illiam Baxter, the railroad
signal man. was at work. On the ground
floor Joseph Haley, a young man employed
bv the railroad company, was engaged
cleaning lamps. Baxter, it appears, realized
the impending danger in time. He gave a
shout to Haley and leaped from the tower
to the ground. He broke his arm in the
fall and was badly shaken up
but seems to have escaped more serious in
jury. Haley below, however, was buried
in the ruins of the house. AA’hon he was
disinterred it was found that the timbers
had fallen so as to protect him from the
tons of brick and mortar above him. He
was badly frightened and bruised and blind
ed by lime and plaster.
NAMES OF THE INJURED.
The following is a full list of the injured:
Charles Koch, Cincinnati, badly injured
in the back. Q
Mrs. Charles Koch, of Cincinnati, slightly
Charles Morrison, of Cincinnati, slightly
in.iiired in the back.
Frank Donaur, of St. Louis, shoulder dis
J. H. Smith, of Cincinnati, fireman, both
AVillhelm Buck, of Cincinnati, head bad
Mrs. Alary Buck, of Cincinnati, badly
Ed. Sechemeyer, of Cincinnati, slightly
George Henley, of Washington, seriously
William Baxter, telegraph operator, of
AA’ashington, painfully injured about the
The Chicago and Cincinnati sleepers did
not leave the track.
AVilliam Bradford, who lives near Lynch
burg, Vu., was bruised about the head.
SOME ONE TO BE BLAMED.
The Chatsworth Jury Still in Doubt
as to the Culprit.
Chicago, Aug. 17. —A special to the Daily
Arn* from Chut-sworth, 111., says: “A ver
dict fixing the blame for the railway wreck
was expected before noon to day from
the Coroner’s jury, but the members
lmvo decided to catechise Station Agent
Mason, of Piper City, and Roadnmster
Ennis before reaching a conclusion. Some
°f the jurors Hro not satisfied with the con
duct of Mason, whose attention was called
early Wednesday evening to a lire on the
track. Other jurors are slow to censure
Seetion Master Coughlin until they know
precisely all about the orders he
received from Hoad master Ennis. The
Jury this morning was evenly divided
0,1 the nature of their verdict. Three of
the jurors—Post mast or Bears, and the
farmers Shea and Brigham—wanted to
practically exonerate the management of
the road by declaring the accident due to
the earelessnoes and ilisobodiencei of Cough
lin. The other three jurors—Hard wnreman,
a turner, Grocer Cloz, and Grain Dealer
Gslorne—were inclined todeol leniently with
' oiighlfn and censure the management.of the
ro id, especially for running such a monster
double-header train. Coroner long is said
l>e under many obligations to the com
pany for passes, etc., and spends much of
his time at the hotel and elsewhere with the
Opmpany’s attorney. Long fa vors a verdict
throwing the blame on Coughlin. The lat
ter is u poor, awkward looking fellow —loug,
®°ny, and stammers frightfully.”
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 17.— Editor Smith,
w 'ho shot Caldwell on Monday, was dis
charged yesterday, the vardict being justi
Federal Troops Held in Readiness to
Move at Short Notice.
A\ ashington, Aug. 17. —A telegram was
received at the War Department to-day
from Gen. Terry stating that the Governor
of Colorado has requested Gen. Crook tp
assist the civil authorities in serving a proc
ess upon two Ute bucks who
had been indicted by the grand
jury. Gen. Terry asked for
instructions for the guidance of himself and
Cion. Crook in the matter. A telegram
was sent in reply directing him to hold
troops in readiness to give aid at a moment’s
notice in case of necessity.
The AA ar Department has received no of
ficial information upon the reported en
gagement between Colorow’s band and the
Sheriff’s posse, and the military authorities
do not fqel authorized to order troops to
assist the civil authorities in their efforts to
arrest the indicted Indians. In .the
event of the defeat of the posse
and Colorow’s taking to the war path Gen.
Crook, who is near at hand, has full author
ity to take any needful action to protect
the people. lu view of the atisenee of any
official information of an outbreak, how
ever, the AVar Department officials are dis
posed to characterize most of the reports re
ceived as exaggerations.
Denver, Col., Aug. 17,11 p. m.—The
latest news from the seat of the Ute out
break is to the effect that Sheriff Kendall
came into Meeker last night bringing with
him fohr Colorow men for the purpose of
holding a pow-wow. The Indians ask
that fifteen days be granted
them in which to reach their
reservation in Utah, and, this being grant
ed, the Indians asked an escort through the
settlement on their return to Colorow. Two
men were sent with them, one being a Mor
mon interpreter. When outside of town
the Indians turnod upon their escort
with knives and severely wounded
them. The whites were also fired
upon by a party of Utes in ambush, but
neither one was hurt. Sheriff Kendall has
telegraphed Gov. Adams that no time
should be lost in pushing troops to the front
as rapidly as possible. He anticipated an
attack upon Meeker and all the unprotected
settlements and ranches as soon as Colorow’s
three bands are united. United States Mar
shal Hill to-day telegraphed Gen. CrooK
that the assistance of U nited States troops
was urgently needed. The militia which
left Denver, Colorado Springs and Leadville
last night for Glenwood Springs have been
delayed oa the road, and will not reach
there until to-morrow evening.
GERMANS HELD AS SLAVES.
A Terrible Experience in Yucatan for
Chicago, Aug. 17.—The Inter-Ocean's
special from Ausable, Mich., says: “Ernest
Schoeltz, a newcomer here, tells a startling
story of personal outrage. With his wife
and one son, Schoeltz sailed from Germany
for the United States. The ship touched at a
Yucatan port, and Schoeltz and his family,
together with a number of other emi
grants, were sold into slavery. They
remained in the interior of the country
eighteen months and then escaped to Cam
peachy, only to be again taken into custody
and subjected to the most inhuman treat
toiling like slaves.
They were compelled to work in the boil
ing sun without any covering to their
bodies. His wife was driven into a field to
work three days after the birth of a child.
They were provided with but two pounds of
corn meal a day and this continued nearly
two years and a half. Then his wife fell ill
and was sent to a hospital. The husband
was allowed to visit her occasionally, and
while making one of these calls he fell in
with a German sailor who agreed to carry
the family to LOgena, whence they were
sent to the United States by the German
Consul. Schoeltz and his wife show upon
their person the effect of their inhuman
LOUISVILLE INVITES HIM.
He Promises to Spend a Few Hours In
the City if Possible.
AVashington, Aug. 13.—A delegation of
prominent citizens of Louisville, Ky., in
cluding the President of the Louisville
Board of Trade, and the editors of the
Louisville Commercial, headed by Hon. J.
A. McKenzie, Secretary of State, called at
Oakviow to-day and on behalf of
Gov. Knott, for the State of Kentucky and
the city of Louisville, presented an urgent
and flattering invitation to the President to
visit Louisville on his AA'estarn tour. The
President expressed an earnest desire to
meet the good people of Louisville, and
said that he would gladly accept
the invitation if he found it
possible to do so. He assured the committee
that he would certainly make an effort to
spend at least a few hours in their city. At
their solicitation Gen. A. E. Stevenson, First
Assistant Postmaster General accompanied
the delegation to Oakview and made the
presentations to the President.
INTEREST ON BONDS.
Harvey Fisk & Sons’ Offer Accepted
by the Secretary.
AA'ashinoton, Aug. 17.-.-Secretary Fair
child opened bids at noon to-day for the sale
to the government of ]xr eent. 1 Kinds,
under the terms of his recent circular. The
total offerings were $1,4ti4,950 coupon and
,7.50 registered, making a total of
$N,22i.7(K). All but #15,000 were offered at
or below 110. The Secretary accepted the
offer of Harvey Fisk & Sons to sell $1,000,-
000 coupons and $1,500,000 registered 4b
per cents at 103.14. All other bids were re
jected. It is stated at the Treasury Depart
ment. that, the government has made a sav
ing of $242,125 in interest in buying these
Applications were received at, the Treas
ury to-day for the prepayment of interest
on" registered bonds amounting to $1,085,
400, making the total to date #02,787,150.
EQUIPPING NAVY YARDS.
Expenditures AVhlch AVill Put New
York and Norfolk in Good Condition.
AVashington, Aug. 17.—Orders were
issuei 1 to-day from the Navy Department
to the commandants of the New York and
Norfolk navy yards to prepare schedules of
new tools required to fit these yards for
building a modern steel war vessel. All of
the tools will be purchased by contract
attar advertisement. Constructor Pook,
of the New York navy vard, who is in the
the city, snyi that an allowance of $75,000
for extending the plant of the yard will lie
sufficient to place that yard on an equal
footing with the best private ship-building
establishments in the country. An equal
allowance has been made for the purchase
ot tools for the Norfolk yard, and will suf
fice to equip it so that a complete modern
ironclad can be built there.
Emporor AVUllam Indisposed.
Berlin, Aug. IT.—Emperor William is
indisposed, and, in accordance with his
phvsician’s advice, is keeping to his bed.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1887.
STANFORD ON HIS DIGNITY
HE FILES HIS ANSWERS TO THE
A Claim That He Tried to Comply
With the Request -He Feels Hurt
That He; Should Be Asked Whether
He Ever Attempted to Bribe Legis
San Francisco, Aug. 17.— There was
filed in the United States Circuit Court here
yesterday the answer of Senator Inland
Stanford to the petition of the Pacific Rail
road Commissioners to compel Mr. Stan
ford to answer question* relating to the use
of money for the purpose of influencing
legislation in connection with the Central
Pacific railroad. Mr Stanford says that
after receiving the circular from the com
mission in May of this year calling for cer
tain information, he endeavored to comply
with the request. Answers containing
all available information were presented
and submitted to the commission. Since
the arrival of the commission In San Fran
cisco he has waited upon them, the princi
pal officers and employes of the Central Pa
cific Company have waited upon them, and
every person in the employ of the company
whose presence was desired, or who could
furnish them information in respect to the
subjectsof their investigation have promptly
and cheerfully done so.
THE LAW COMPLIED WITH.
“The provisions of the law creating the
Central Pacific Company have been com
plied with. The repeal of the act of Con
gress creating the company would not do
away with the Central Pacific Railroad
Company. Its existence does not depend
upon an act of Congress. It owes its exist
ence to the laws of the State of Cali
fornia, and to those laws alone.
However, the repeal of the act
of Congress may affect bounties,
it can in no wise affect the existence of the
company. The annual examinations of the
affairs of the company have been made by
government officials, and the accounts be
tween the government and company ad
justed accordingly. The President’s exam
ination by the Pacific Commission has not
only extended to affairs of the Central
Pacific Railway Company, but has extend
ed to a searching investigation of the af
fairs of all the consolidated and allied com
panies connected with tliat corporation. All
business relations have been exposed to the
public and the prying curiosity of rival bus
DONE OUT OF SPITE.
Mr. Stanford states that it is in regard to
that class of property with which the gov
ernment has no connection that he declines
to answer the questions propounded. The
questions have been asked and a line of ex
amination pursued, manifestly prompted by
disaffected and hostile parties, whose aim
was more pursuit of personal enmitv of a
private character than interest to the public
at large or the ends of justice. “In my tes
timony given to the Commissioners I
have said in substance, and
now repeat, that I have never
corrupted, or attempted to corrupt
any member of a Legislature, or any public
official, or have authorized any agent to do
so. I regret that the Commissioners have
deemed it their duty to propound questions
involving criminality on my part, or on the
part of persons whose names have been
mentioned by the Commissioners in such
questions, answers to which, for the
reasons already stated, I have felt con
strained to decline to make.”
CONFIDENT OF PROTECTION.
In conclusion Mr. Stanford says that he is
confident that the protection accorded every
citizen of the United States by its laws will
absolve him from considering such questions,
and he claims that the court should not
make the order prayed for in the petition of
By order of the Pacific Railway Commis
sion the following disjiatch was sent to
President Cleveland to-day: “Two suits are
j lending in the United States Circuit Court
of this district involving the right of this
commission to examine a witness ooneeril
ing the payment of money to influence legis
lation. As we are under your immediate
direction we respectfully request your judg
ment as to whetneror not we should employ
counsel to assist the District Attorney. Our
judgment is that we should. Please an
A DEN OF MURDERERS.
Cowboys Shot Down While Searching
for a Lost Companion.
Chicago, Aug. 17.—A special dispatch to
the Times from Albuquerqe, N. M., says:
“A report conies from Newton’s ranch in
Tonto Basin that several cowlxiys left Hol
brook some days ago in search of a man
named Blevins who had been missing several
days. They were reinforced by four other
cowboys who joined in the search. Next
day they reached the residence of Mr.
Tewksboraigs, in Tonto Basin. After
making inquiry about the missing man
they turned to ride away, when a volley
was fired from the house, killing John Paine
and J. R. Gtllespie, and severely wounding
G. T. Tucker. Tucker died before they
reached the ranch. A party has left, hereto
recover the bodies of Paine and Gillespie,
arid further bloodshed is feared.”
The Jury Recommends Him to the
Mercy of the Court.
Montgomery, Aug. 17.—This afternoon
the jury in the second case of the Htate vs.
Treasurer Vincent, for embezzlement,
brought in a verdict of guilty, with a recom
mendation to mercy, The indictment
churged the embezzlement of s’.*,o(lo, sent
on a certain date to a cotton house in Now
Orleans. Vincent, in his statement, said he
had a settlement with the house prior te
this shipment and that, he was paid SIB,OOO
profits. His attorney* claimed that this
SO,OOO was his own. The State’s attorneys
held that, not only this but all other money
used by him in trade with said firm was
money of the State.
RAILROADERS TO FIGHT.
Bloodshed Probable In a Right of Way
St. Paul, Aug. 17.—A Winnipeg special
to the Pioneer Press says: “It is learned
that the Canadian Isciflc Railroad yester
day sent road building material and a gang
of 50 men over it* southwestern branch to
Morris, where work was to begin
to-night constructing a spur line crossing
the route of the Red River Valley road,
thus obstructing the building of the latter.
An open conflict between the forces of the
opposing roads is expected to-day, us the
Red river graders are nearing this point.
The Rod river people will put their road
through at all hazards.”
A Bank Swindler Arreeted.
Montreal, Aug. 17.—Charles Page, who
swindled the Jacques Cartier Bank out, of
$25,000, was arrested last evening at Ver
sailles, Uuebec, about eight mOe* from the
border line All the money was found in
FERDINAND’S BAD B’IX.
Both Russia and Germany Opposed to
St. Petersburg, Aug. 17.—The Journal
de St. Petersbourg says the Russian Em
bassy at Constantinople has handed to the
Porte a protest against Prince Ferdinand’s
occupancy of the Bulgarian throne. It
declares that ho has been guilty
of an audacious attempt against
the rights of the powers, and that
responsibility for his adventure and for his
flagrant violation of these rights must now
rest entirely with him, even should other
powers 11111111 fit to permit violations of their
privileges. Tlie Journal, however, makes
this pertinent inquiry: “Can it tie supposed
that Russia will consider herself alone bound
to become defender of what remains of the
Berlin treaty j”
An eminent police official expresses the
opinion that the revolutionary movement
in Russia continues to spread rapidly,
especially among the students and priests.
The Minister of the Interior has ordered
that a close watch lie kept on the academies,
schools and other institutions.
London, Aug. 17. —The German agont at
Sofia has been instructed to continue admin
istrative relations with the Bulgarian gov
ernment, but to avoid anything of a
nature that might lead Prince
Ferdinand to suppose tliat Germany
was holding official relations with him.
The French Consuls in Bulgaria have been
instructed to discontinue even business rela
tions with the government.
BISMARCK AGAINST THE PRINCE.
Berlin, Aug. 17. —The North German
Gazette's article, saying that Germany can
not approve Prince Ferdinand’s course, is
supposed to have been inspired by Prince
Bismarck, as a result of his interview with
Count Schouveloff, Hie Russian ambassa
BENEFIT FROM RECOGNITION.
Rome, Aug. 17.—The Riferma insists
that recognition of Prince Ferdinand by
some of the powers is sufficient to make his
election valid in accordance with the Berlin
Vienna, Aug. 17.—Prince Ferdinand has
issued a general order assuming the chief
command of the Bulgarian army.
A Report that He Has Been Massacred
Paris, Aug. 17.—A dispatch from Zanzi
bar has been received at the Foreign Office
which says: “Henry M. Stanley, the ex
plorer, lias been massacred by natives, after
having been deserted by his escort.”
THE REPORT DISCREDITED.
LONDON, Aug. 17.—Tho report sent from
Zanzibar to the French Foreign Office an
nouncing that Explorer Stanley had been
deserted by his escort and massacred by na
tives is not credited bore. Neither the For
eign Office nor the Emin Bev Relief Com
mittee has received any now* regarding the
alleged massacre. The officials of
the Foreign Office are surprised
at the intelligence in the dis|iatch received
by the French government, and say that if
tlie news of Stanley’s death lias been re
ceived at Zanzibar, the British agent there
had failed to send it. Sir Francis DeWin
ton, President of the Emin Bey Re
lief Commission, says tliat trustworthy news
of the Stanley expedition, could not possibly
have arrived at Zanzibar so soon after the
arrival of the expedition at Aruwimi on
J une 17. At the offices of the Congo Free
State Association in Brussels and in other
well informed circles tho report that ex
plorer Stanley was murdered is discredited.
ERIN’S COMING TRIUMPH
Gladstone Writes a Letter to Chesh
ire’s Newly Elected Candidate.
London, Aug. 17.—Mr. Gladstone has
written a letter to Mr. Brunner, tho suc
cessful candidate for Parliament in the
Northwich election, in which the ex-Pre
mier “Few will seek to
disguise the unquestionable addi
tion thus made to the evidence now rapidly
approaching a demonstrative character
that the people of England intend te do
full justice to the people of Ireland, by con
fiding to them, in a spirit alike generous
and wise, tho conduct of Irish affaire. It is
to be lamented that years of the precious
legislative life of the country should have
Ins'll spent in a controversy which can only
end in one way. But while it is important
that the nation’s judgment be speedy it 1s
more important tliat when it does come it
shall be unequivocal and decisive.”
A Large Excursion to the Mountains—
A Sale Cancelled.
Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 17.—A large
number of Charlestonians left for the moun
tains this morning on the special summer
excursion train on tho South Carolina and
Atlantic Coast line, tho exact number
teing *135 souls, not counting children under
12 years of age. With these tho excursion
numbered nearly 1,000. They are bound
for Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg
and Walhalla. The tickets were sold at
about $5 50 each and the excursionists have
till Sept. 3 to return.
There is no yet to the murderer of
Tlie sale of the New Brighton Hotel, ad
vertised to take plare to-morrow, will not
take place, the proprietors having settled
with the creditors.
America’s Bar Association.
Saratoga, N. Y.. Aug. 17.—The tenth
annual meeting of the American liar Asso
ciation opened at Putnam Hall to-day. < )ver
200 lawyers were present. Thomas J.
Meinmes, of New Orleans, President of the
association, delivered the P,esident’s ad
dress. It was an able review of changes in
legislation, (State and Federal, during tho
lowa’s Iron Ore.
Dubuque, la., Aug. 17.— Valuable dis
coveries of iron ore have lieon made near
Waukon, Allamakee county, and a com
puny hus liec.ii formed with a capital of
$4,000,000 to operate and develop It. Ivtrgo
tracts of valuable ore are already located,
with flattering prosjiects of almost unlim
London, Aug. 17.— Lord Rnseberry,
sneaking at Manchester, said the result of
the recent Bye election* showed that the
hour of triumph was fast approaching. The
Literals had but one leader, and one princi
ple. The concession* maue by Gladstone
were sufficient te warrant the Liberal
Unionists In re-entering tlie Literal party,
the doors of which were wide open.
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London, Aug. 17.—There were ten new i
cases of cholera and five death* at Malta '
during the past twenty-four hours.
In Caeoma to-day five new case* of cholera
were reported and twenty-six death*, and in
Palermo fourteen new casus and ten deaths, j
GOVERNMENT AND FARM.
SENATOR COLQUITT ADDRESSES
A Class of Politicians Who are Making
an Idol of Government and Losing
Sight of the Fact that the People are
Master -A Permanent Organization
to be Formed.
Atlanta, Aug. 17. — Another large and
appreciative audience congregated in tlie
Opera House this morning, to he present at
the second day's proceedings of the Farmers’
Convention. Tho meeting was opened with
President J. 8. Newman in the chair.
After prayer by Rev. Dr. Morrison,
the Convention at once began the day’s
proceedings. After perfecting some of the
committees the President proceeded to de
liver Ills address on “The exact objects the
farmer should seek to accomplish and the
liest moans of accomplishing these objects.”
Ho gave practical illustrations showing
how the land had teen robbed, and would
now have te te restored to its original for
tuity' by cultivation on some practical plan’
An invitation to visit Piedmont Park to
morrow, and examine the preparations for
tho Piedmont Exposition, was accepted with
SENATOT COLQUITT’S ADDRESS.
The President of the convention then in
troduced Senator Colquitt, who made an
eloquent address on “The government in its
Relation to Agriculture.” Senator * olquitt
said: “We have had for a number of years
in the recent history of our country a class
of politicians which, I greatly regret, seems te
te growing in number and influence. These
mon, by singular perversion or confusion of
judgment, have sot up, as an idol, the
creature in the place of the creator, a gov
ernment they would have us believe
was the soul of power, dispenser of tend! Is
and grand almoner sharing out its gifts as
well us its teachingsof wisdom. This is the
same old fraud of monarch and despot,
that, for thousands of yours, while tapping
tho very heart’s blood of the people, would
have the people magnify and glorify the
generous deed. With all the assumption
that the imperialist school of politicians
makes for government, in very truth, that
government at last is the most thorough
faced charity-subject that lives.
ALL OF THE PEOPLE.
“When we need money we cast a wistful
eye on the Treasury box that you have filled
by your hard work and generous contribu
tions. When we bilk of tho power of gov
ernment it is your right arms tliat support
it. When you refer to the dignity and rank
of that same government in the scale of na
tionality all mon who think can but know
that this is only tho reflected light
from tho essential and concentrated
virtue of the component parts of
our Union. For all this, it really seems that
we are losing all faith in our own manhood,
and are sliding back into a state of infantile
wardship and dependence. Wo are
losing our faith in man and natural laws
ami accepting rather a society that is but
tressed upon official help and power. For
my part, I am for keeping absolutism shut
up to the soil and clime where it belongs.
“I am disposed to endorse Beecher, for
once at any rate, when ho says that “a pa
ternal government is an infernal govern
ment; put a crown on it and it is a czar,’
Farmers of the South.remember that while
we tight against poverty and restricted re
sources for family, there is an evil greater
even than poverty and there is glory far
exceeding riches and all pomp and power
that can te made out of wealth. Tho
greater evil is the loss of that
consdonoe and integrity that is
vital to the people’s fame and true happi
ness, and the sujierior glory is that public
virtue is kept impregnable and resplendent
in spite of all seductions.”
He then showed the relationship existing
between the government ami farmer auu
asked if the farmers had had fair play.
Why should the man who spins cotton be
part of the government while the man who
raises it should he tho government’s orphan
A FAIR FIELD AND NO FAVOR.
“We liave the right to demand a fair field
and an even chance at least,; wo ask no
more. I take pride in the independence of
tho fanner. But while the farmer tears
Ills own bnrdens we have a right te
denounce all attempts to handicap him by
weights he should not carry. Let the Agn
cultural Department of the general govern
ment begin a system of such thorough and
authoritative experimentation as shall
command tho respect of every intelli
fent and earnest-minded farmer in tlie land,
f we have men who can conduct this great
work, encourage them by treatment most
literal. If we, in frankness, might own
that we are not in command of such talent,
then let us have it at any cost.”
In concluding his remarks Senator Col
quitt said: “Tribulations may begin with
the farmer, but they will assuredly reach
all tho rest in due time.
NOT PROSPERING ENOUGH.
“The farmer is not prospering in the
South as he deserves to do, or iierbups as he
might. Home of this ha and fori one results,
in my honest Judgment, not, I will say, from
neglect of the government, but from down
rigiit imposition. Could you te allowed to
sell where you could get the best prices, and
buy where you could buy the cheapest, your
incomes, let them lie great or small, would
te enhanced isirhnps 33 % per cent. If the
|*x>plo who live by the soil in this region,
ninl wlio have |iower to cent nil the question
of revenue and taxation, do not care te
shake off their present burdens, then let us
resort to the aid which each of our State
government* can give us with benefit te
every business and individual in the land.
Is-t us, through tills instrumentality, come
to the rescue of our agriculture by exposing
old errors, discarding ml,taken processes,
discovering hidden truths, adopting and dis
seminating tetter nietboiU, and thereby
carrying comfort and plenty into every
farmhouse in the Month, and make our sec
tion what nature meant it for—the |aradiso
AN ESSAY ON “ALL COTTON.”
In the afternoon Hon. M. N. Burke, of
Mississippi, read an essay on “All Cotton;
Its Relation to tho Present Condition of
L. L. Polk, of North Carolina, Chairman
of “tlm Committee on Organization, re
ported in favor of a permanent organization
of this liody, to include all the cotton State*.
E. P. Ware, of North Carolina, intro
duced the following:
Reilv it, That we now go Into an organiza
tion. and tliat a Committee on Organisation
draft a constitution and report.
This was adopted, and the committee are
now engaged in the work.
Gen. Allies, of Mississippi, spoke in favor
of farmers raising their own supplies.
THE NIGHT SESSION.
The convention met at 8 o'clock to-night,
and adjourned at 10.
Col. C, C. tew, of Mouth Carolina, read
an essay on fertilizcrii. He took the posi
tion that nearly all sort* of guano, and
other fertilizers, arc adulterated. This
opened the question for general discussion,
and several members made speeches.
The following resolutions were introduced
To repeal the internal revenue tax on to
bacco as a potential cause of |xiverty of the
farmers of the South.
To amend the national hunk act, so as to
permit bunks to take lauds us socurity for
To-morrow night the convention will be
entertained by (iov. Gordon, and the next
day will go on an excursion to Lookout
UNITED LABOR’S RALLY.
Socialists Excluded from the Conven
tion at Syracuse.
Syracuse, Aug. 17.—The United Labor
Party’s State Convention met here to-day.
The Executive Committee made up a list of
members of the convention, recognizing in
all cases regularly chosen United Labor
delegates and excluding Socialist delegates.
The committee holds that members of
any other jxiiitical party ure ineligible to
membership in the United Labor conven
tion. No question was raised as to occa
sional Socialist delegates whose names ap
peared in delegations outside of Now York
and Brooklyn. The Union 1 .abort )irty
representatives give up hope of recognition
or compromise. They sent overtures to
which no responses were returned. The
convention assembled at 1:4o o'clock. Henry
George, Dr. McGlynu, John McMaokin
and Louis Post came into the hall at
the head of the laxly of delegates and
were heartily applauded. About MX) per
sons, half spectators, were present, 'then
followed the calling of the roll of delegates.
The names of Dr. McGlyim, Henry George,
and several others were applauded. A num
ber of contests wore announced. Two col
ored delegates are on the list.
ABOLITION OF POVERTY THE OBJECT.
Louis P. Post, of New' York, was made
permanent Chairman by a close vote. This
was interpreted as a victory for Mr. George
and his friends. At a mass meeting of the
delegates and their supporters to-night, Mr.
George spoke of the abolition of poverty as
the mission of the party.
Dr. McGlynn gave the Socialists notice
that if they were admitted to the ranks of
the new party he would retire. If there
were any Social lists present he proposed to
lock horns with them, (’alls were made for
Socialistic speakers but none came forward.
The Strike Extends to Another Divi
sion of the Road.
Er. Paso, Mex., Aug. 17.—The third
division engineers of the Mexican Central
railroad went out yesterday. The three
divisions now out represent 850 miles of
track. Passenger t rains are running on two
divisions of the road.
The strike interferes with the running of
trains, about fifty engineers having loft
their locomotives with their flromeip The
officials of the road am hiring all
the competent men that can bo
found. Freight will be kept back
from the United States until the freight
engines can be munited. It is reported to
day that some of the strikers now regard
the movement as a bad blunder, and the
question Is beginning to bo asked if
Sutor. who issued the order for the strike,
as Chief of the Brotherlxxxl of Locomotive
Engineers for Mexico, did not usurp author
ity belonging only to Chief Arthur. The
officials of the company say that the cause
of the strike was frivolous and that they
cannot give an inch, having already ac
ceded to all reasonable demands. Public
opinion docs not sustain the strikers.
A CYCLONE AT ATHENS.
Great Damage Done to Property All
Over the City.
Athens, Ga., Aug. 17.—This afternoon
about 5 o’clock Athens was visited by one
of the most terrific wind storms ever expe
rienced, by the oldest inhabitants. Largo
trees anil strong fences that happened to lx
in the path of the destroying element were
wrenched from their places and hurled in
every direction. He vend streets are almost
blockaded with limbs and large tree*.
At the beautiful home of Mrs. S. M.
Hughes, on Upper Milledge avenue, the
wind blew with such force as to cause the
roofing to give way and the fragments of
the chimney fell to the first floor.
ALMOST A EATAUTY.
A little daughter of Mrs. Hughes, who
happened to lx- in the room at. the time,
came near being hit on the bead by a brick.
A part of tlie steeple of the First Baptist
Church was blown off and fell with a dread
ful crash to the ground.
On Clayton strict a largo sign was blown
down, striking a horse and knocking him
The wind storm was followed by a very
hard rain which did considerable damage to
property exposed by the wind. Nearly
every street ill Athens is left with some
evidence of the storm. Reports from the
(sumtry state that great damage has been
done t crops.
The People Not Frightened but Fully
Aware of the Visitations.
Mii.i.eixieville, Ga., Aug. 17.—Within
the past ten ilays several seismic tremors have
lieen felt here, not very severo, hut strong
enough to lx* distinctly felt and to cause the
surface of a glass of water to quiver.
The Morning News is very popular here,
anxiously looked for and eagerly read every
day. A well known journeyman printer
to-day said that in his peripatetic wander
ings lie hail worked for many papers but
the News was the best edited, and most par
tieular pa|>*T in the country in guarding
against tyjxigraphical errors and errors in
Notwithstanding the croaking of the Antis,
a seven or eight months trial of prohibition
lias provid a beneilt to Milledgevillc. Be
fore it went into effwt some of the streets,
on every Saturday, were so crowded with
drunken white men and negroes of Ixrlh
sexes, that ladios dared not go on those
streets. Now, you would not know Batur
day from any other day: a dnmkxn man is
never seen on the streets, business is quite
as prosperous. If not more prosperous, and
the general tendency oi both business and
society is much improved.
G. F Rutzier, of Savannah. Made Su
perintendent of the Compresses.
Columbus, Ga., Aug. 17.—Ernest Rogers
stuck a large splinter in Ids foot several
days ago. Yesterday he was attacked with
l(x*kjaw and died to-day. He is a sou of 8.
C. Rogers, of this county.
Judge Boyuton, of the Flint circuit, who
heard the argument ou exceptions to Audi
tor J. M. McNeil’s report in the case of
Myra L. Uickxou vs. Bryant, ct al., sus
tains the report of the Auditor. The pa
pers in the case were received yesterday.
This renderx the division in favor of the de
fendants. < Vl. J. M. Mobley, of Hamilton, j
i* the principal defendant In the case.
G. F. Rutzier. of Savannah, has been ap-
I min to* I Superintendent of two large com
presses, which are operated here by the
Central road. '
I PRIC E fflO A YEAR.
1 0 CENTS A COPY, f
BLAINE GIVEN A BOOST.
PENNSYLVANIA’S RADICAL CON
VENTION ENDORSES HIM.
The South Asked to Side-Track the
Jim Crow Cars A Charge of Gener
al Imbecility Against the National
lican Officeholders Walking th*
Plank Too Fast to Suit the G. O. P.
Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 17.—William B.
Hart was nominated by acclamation for
State Treasurer by the Republican State
Judge Henry W. Williams was nominated
for Supreme Court Judge.
The platform reaffirms the party’s decla
ration of lSHii in favor of submitting to a
vote of the people a prohibitory constitu
tional amendment. It also indorses the
action of the last Legislature in the sub
mission of an amendment making suffrage
free and abolishing the tax qualification
for voters. It favors a tariff for the sake of
nurturing American manufactures until the
industries and resources of this country
furnish its people with every item of con
sumption t hey can naturally produce, and
for the purpose of protecting home labor
against foreign labor, as well as the pro
IMPORTED CONTRACT LABOR.
It is likewise part of the protective policy,
of which Pennsylvania has been tho parent,
to protect American workmen from the un
equal and unjust competition of imported
contract and paujier labor, and demands tiie
passage of more vigorous national laws for
the scrutiny of immigrants and tho return
of the unfit and unworthy. “In this connec
tion we declare our abhorrence of anar
chistic ideas and propositions, destructive of
tho rights of property and our svstem or so
ciety and government. Their resultant
violations of the law should tie vested with
prompt and extreme penalties.”
It favors the creation of an American ma
rine by a provision of bounties upon ex
ports, and discriminating duties tijxtn im
ports, in American bottoms. It iavors a
general pension bill to include all honorably
discharged Union soldiers.
THE ADMINISTRATION ARRAIGNED.
Section 7is as follows: “We arraign the
Democratic party and the present national
administration for general imbecility in
dealing with all great, national questions.
The only energy they have exhibited has
been in the displacement of experienced
officers wit hout cause, and indirect viola
tion of their civil service pledges. The
national administration seems to have
no ixilicy beyond expediency, and no prin
ciple beyond the establishment of its suc
cess in order to preserve tho solid Demo
cratic South. President Cleveland has en
deavored to nurture sectionalism by prefer
ence to distinguished station of
soldiete prominent in the effort to
destroy tho government, by his refusal
to sanction pensions to soldiers eminent in
efforts to sustain it and by his proposition
to take from among the national trophies
the banners of an extinct military power,
won by a lavish expenditure of the blood
and treasure of the country, to surrender
them to those whom he supposed to inherit
its prejudices and who were without either
desire or authority to receive them.”
Other resolutions were adopted, as fol
The Republicans of Pennsylvania, the native
B!ate of lion. James O. Blaine, will view with
high pleasure Ills nofrtnation for the Presidency
In the campaign of lllßtt. Accident cannot abate
the love of a great, party nor the admiration of
a great people for a statesman true alike to his
convictions and his country.
Retn'vtd, That while we gladly recognize
some change for the (letter In the sentiment of
certain portion* of tbe Southern States in refer
ence to colored citizens, il would be contrary to
Republican principles Dot to express our de
testation of, and our opposition to. discrimina
tion still practiced because of color against
citizens when traveling on the public highways
of certain portions of the South, and we earn
estly appeal |to our sister States, where such
wrong exists, and to the national government,
Pi remedy this injustice.
Resolved, That, the Republican party of Penn
sylvania. in convention assembled, extend to
Hon. William E. < Hailstone, lion. Charles Htew
art Parix U. anil their aaszx'latcs, its profound
sympathy and hearty concurrence in tlick
great and earnest efforts to •acureto the people
of Ireland independence and lllierty of action
for themselves in political affairs, and thalr
Struggle to secure free government, and we bid
them a cheerful God speed la their work for ht
BTEEDB AT SARATOGA.
Mattie Lauraln, Grlsette, Santa Rita,
Unique and Percy Win.
Saratoga, Aug. 17.—The weather was
flue and the track fast to-day. Following
is a summary of the events:
First Rack Helling race for Z-year-olds; five
furlongs. Mattie Luirain won. with Balance
second, and Jack Cocks third. Time l:o4jj.
SkcoNii Race Sweepstakes for all ages: mile
and a furlong, flrtnette won. with Nettle second
and Billett third Time 1
Thieii Race—Three-quarters of a mile. Santa
Rita won, with Dudley t luks second and Harry
Glenn third. Time 1:1U
Fourth Kacz—One mile. Unique won, with
Warrington second and Cblckanominy third.
Fifth Rr r.-(lfce and three sixteenth miles:
over five hurdles. Percy won. with Lijero *■•*
ond and Aurullan third. Time tl: 17.
DROWNED IN A POND.
Charles Fuller Loses His Hold on ■
Rope and Goes to the Bottom.
Atlanta, G a., Aug. 17. —This morning,
at 11 o'clock, Charles Fuller, the irt-year-old
son of J. C. Fuller, a commission merchant
of this city, was drowned while bathing with
companions in Angler's pond, near the city.
The boy could not, swim, and while swinging
on a rotie stretched across the pond was
seized with a cramp and lief ore aid could
reach him sank to the bottom. His father
was notified, and when be reached the pond
was overcome with grief. Charley was his
only son. Tim pond was dragged for tha
Ixxiy and it wx, recovered tins afternoon,
Tho funeral will take place to-iuorrow.
Death at Albany.
Albany, Ga., Aug. 17.—Jacob Ventue
lot died hero yextenlay of congestion of
tiic brain. He was an old citizen, and
though of foreign hirth gave his services to
the Confederacy, and was severely wound
ed. He was well known us the owner of tbs
elegant Ventuelet block, the handsomest
business block in this city, ajid os proprie
tor of the Rialto restuurunt and salixm.
The w reeked cars from the recent rail
road accident are being slowly repaired or
demolished, as their condition warranto.
Only one of th© wounded is at prune*
seriously ill, and he, a negro, suffering from
congestion of the brain.
Jackbonvillk, Fla., Aug. 17.—The
cause of the sinking of the steamer Twilight
and the murder of Engineer Connor still re
mains a mystery. Ur. Chalker, owner of
the steamer, came into town this evening,
Htid stated to the News correspondent that
he hud followed every clue, but had failed,
signally, to make any discoveries.
James Scott and Annie Stafford, two
riromiuept young society people of Brook
in. were married he night.