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A STEAMER BURKS AT SEA
OVER 400 PEOPLE TAKE TO THE
One of the Latter Missing With Thir
teen People on Board—The Fire
Originated Among Cotton and Baffled
All the Attempts to Control It.
London, Aug. 19.—The Inman line
steamer City of Montreal has been de
stroyed by fire at sea. The City of Mon
treal left New York Aug. 6 for Liverpool.
She was commanded by Capt. Land. The
news of the burning of the steamer was
learned upon the arrival at Queenstown this
morning of the British steamer York City,
which left Baltimore Aug. 4 for London.
This steamer rescued the passengers and
crew from the burning vessel and brought
them to Queenstown.
The destruction of the steamer occurred
on Aug. 11, five days after she left New
York. A boat containing six passengers
and seven members of the crew is missing.
She had 420 passengers on board. The pas
sengers and crew of the Citv of Montreal
were taken off the steamer York City by
the tug Mount Etna and landed at Queens
town. All were accounted for except the
thirteen persons in the missing boat. It is
learned that shortly after tne passengers
had gone to bed on the night of Aug. 10, the
ship being in latitude 4fT north, they were
aroused by an alarm of fire.
A SCENE OF CONSTERNATION.
A scene of consternaWon ensued and the
passengers were greatly terrified when they
found out the true state of affairs. The smoke
caused by the fire was suffocating. The
passengers dressed and got on deck as'
quickly as possible. The fire originated in
cotton stored in the after main hold. Nine
streams of water were soon working on the
flames, and the course of the vessel was
shaped toward Newfoundland, 400 miles dis
tant. The flames spread with great rapidity,
and soon burst with terrific force through
tlie midway and after hatches, the heat be
ing intense. It becoming evident that it
was impossible to save the ship a momen
tary panic ensued.
AT THE NEW YORK OFFICE.
New York, Aug. 10. —The oflicials of the
Inman line have no direct advices about
the City of Montreal. She left this citv on
Aug. 0., and was four days overduo from
Liverpool. Considerable anxiety was felt
about her. She had no first cabin passen
gers, but carried 228 intermediate and 115
steerage passengers, and had a crew of
TAKING TO THE BOATS.
The boats were eight in number, and con
sisted of four lifeboats and four pinnaces.
These wero launched and stocked with pro
visions. The flames spread with great fierce
ness and the efforts to quench them were
futile. At 8 o'clock in the morning the pas
sengers were marshalled on deck pre
paratory to entering the boats.
Many of them were weeping, but
on the whole they were quiet and orderly.
There was a heavy sea running, and it was
with groat difficulty that the boats were
kept from being smashed. The crew worked
splendidly, and all the passengers were
placed in the boats in a comparatively short
time. How the boats floated with their
heavy loads is a miracle. As the last boat
was putting off from the ship
several of the passengers and
crew wero seen aft They had been
**Vorlooked and were screaming to the boats
to return. They were subsequently bravely
rescued —half (lead from the effects of the
smoke and heat.
THE LOST BOAT’S DISAPPEARANCE.
The boats soon scattered, and one entirely
vanished. This contained six of the crew
and seven passengers, and there is but little
doubt that the whole boatload perished.
The boat did not contain a full crew, and
left the steamer against the captain's
orders, as there was time to take
many more in it. A bark
was sighted shortly after the boats left the
steatm r and her crew wero preparing to pick
ui) the survivors when the steamer York City,
attracted by the flames from the burning
vessel, which were shooting up a 100 feet in
the air, bore down and with difficulty took
all hands on board. The rescued people
were treated with the utmost kindness and
tlie passengers speak with much feeling
of the consideration which was
accorded to them. The York City pro
ceeded to London after landing the City of
Montreal’s passengers and crew at Queens
town. The survivors are unanimous in de
claring that the officers and crew of the
City of Montreal did their duty nobly and
skillfully. The crew numbered eighty-five
•dl told. The company estimate the value
of the vessel between $400,000 and $500,000.
Khe is fully insured in foreign companies.
CAPTAIN LAND’S STORY.
Queenstown, Aug. 10.— Capt. Land, com
mander of the City of Montreal, tnakos the
following report: On Aug. 10 the wind
wus north to northwesterly. About 0
o’clock on the evening of that day Are was
discovered in the after hatch among the
cotton. The fire hose were at once con
nected and streams of water were poured
upon the flames. Annihilators and hand
grenade fire extinguishers were freely
used. The Are, however, overcame all
efforts to suppress it, and
spread over the uppper and lower decks.
The ship was doomed from the beginning of
the fire, and the boats had been actively
prepared und provisioned. At <i o’clock oh
the morning of Aug. 11, the flames burst
through the after hatches—the boats were
then lowered. There was u high sea at the
time, and this caused much difficulty. The
""men and children were first put aboard
the Imftt- , and the male passengers and crow
were embarked afterwards.
ALL DONE IN A HURRY.
Lack of time prevented the manning of
tni> l>outn with thoir respective crew*, the
jiK'ii being compelled to continue until the
lii-t moment the work of keeping the tlanies
d"'vn. All the boats lett the ship .safely, but
h.v un unfortunate overnight, twenty jicople
left aboard tho burning vessel. Boat
*o>. 3 returned and took oil'six of tho uuni
ii'r. Boat No. 5, with the fourth oitloer, took
oiT six more. A hark was then reported ap-
J'roaeliing. and when all the boats had put
their people aboard her they returned, and
took riff those remaining on the burning
steamer. It was found that boat No. 8 was
jnissing, Bho was neon to put herself before
jhe wind when sho left the ship, using
her ours in support of her sails,
one ran away from the vessel in direct dis
obolionce to the Captain's order*. Every
body spent the night alioard the Oertnan
barn Trahan, Cnpt. Scheel, from Charles
ton, .hill 24, for London, and nil were then
transferred to tho York City, which stayed
by throughout the night and vainly searched
•or the missing boat.
tiiic captain's hopes.
• opt. Land says ho is sanguine that the
People in boat No. 8 wore saved, as the aoci-
, c,| t occurred in the track of steamer*
bound oast and went. The passengers, ho
adds, were cool and obedient during the
I'risis, and the crew were steady. The pas
sengers and crew lost everything
they had alioard the City of Montreal
Wtcept what they stood in when
lucy went into the boats. The origin of tho
lire. Capt. f.nnd says, is unknown. He f*
fhe ittornimj ffetogS.
certain that it broke out in more than one
place among the cotton. The ship was lost
in latitude 43\38’ north, and longitude
43”. 54' west.
Following is a list of those who were in
boat. No. 8: Intermediate passengers—Sam
uel Kauffman, George Arnold, Samuel Mc-
Kee. Steerage—Kennard Wolton, Stephen
Tupper, Simon Kowolsky, S. Kachumu
chi. Crew—Henry Frazer, Charles
Reade, William Franney, Patrick
Hughes, Charles* Smith, interpreter, and
Thomas Wilberforce, steward. The rescued
passengers and crew when landed at Queens
town were in a pitiable condition. The In
man Company’s agents at once forwarded
all of the passengers who were prepared to
continue their travels, and did everything
possible to be done for the comfort of the
CROPS TO TELL THE STORY.
The Business of the Country Trem
bling in the Balance.
New York, Aug. 19. —R. G. Dun & Co.’s
review of trade for the week says: Every
thing now turns on the crop prospects.
Considerable injury & no longer disputed;
indeed, its effects are already felt in dimin
ishing demand from the regions most
affected by the drought for some manufac
tured products, but tne estimates of the ex
tent or the harm done differ widely.
The statement that Messrs. McKay and
Flood guaranteed the loans by the bank of
Nevada to wheat buyers, and the difficulty
and delay in adjusting San Francisco
speculation affect other interests uafavor
bly. Cotton speculation has resulted in a
further decline, and while New Orleans re
ports as to the yield are less favorable, At
lanta and Galveston report improvement
from the recent rains.
The injury to rice from drought and
freshets is estimated in fciavannah at 250,000
to 300,000 bushels.
PASTURES AND HAY.
What may prove a most serious effect of
the long drought, injury to the pastures
and hay crop and consequent lasses in
dairy and animal products, Is often over
looked. But the movement of grain from
the northwest is remarkably large, though
lake transporters get a large share
of it. Buffalo’s July receipts by
lake have never been exceeded
but once, while the latest report of east
bound rail shipments from Chicago is tho
smallest for many years. While the rail
roads continue to report large earnings, 108
roads showing a net gain of 77 per cent, for
July over last year, weakness in securities
operates to prevent sales for extensions and
new roads and thus affects the demand for
rail and iron. At Philadelphia rails seem
weaker and the sale of 8,000 tons to a
Southern road at a price equivalent to
sl7 a ton is noted. Makers are disposed to
meet foreign competition, though a renewal
of the compact to regulate production
promises to prevent undue depression. Fig
iron is also shaded, and it is admitted that
the supply seems to exceed the demand.
Coffee advances again, but many dealers
eomplnin that the distribution does not meet
Wool is in better demand at Boston,prices
having been reduced and tho tone of the
woolen goods market is more favorable.
Cotton goods continue firm with a full de
mand for the product of the mills.
Tlie trade in boots and shoes is reported
hardly satisfactory, orders from the corn
growing regions having been affected by
the Injury to the crops.
The monetary situation had one unfavor
able and several favorable features. Strin
gency increases at several interior points,
and reports of unsatisfactory or “only fair”
collections grow more numerous, but the
purchase of bonds by the Treasury, the
shipments of gold from Europe and the
sales of securities abroad by Gould and by
some German houses here, appear to avert
the pressure in this market for the present.
The exports in July were more satisfac
tory, and for the past three weeks have been
slightly larger than for the same weeks last
year, and while the reports of gold on the
way from Europe are probably'exaggerated
for effect, the out warn movement of securi
ties undoubtedly continues.
Tho business failures occurring through
out the country during the last week num
ber, for tlie United States, 135, and for
Canada 20, u total of 101, against 180 last
week and 183 the week previous. This
week the casualties in the Middle and New
England States, and New York city, are ex
A NAVAL ADONIS WINGED.
The Court Imposes a ear in Jail on
Washington, Aug. 19. —The counsel
concluded the arguments before Judge Har
per in the Police Court to-day in the ease of
Fussed Assistant Surgeon Crawfoud, of the
United States navv, who is accused upon
two informations of having had illicit rela
tions hi this district with a young girl
named Eva White, in violation of the pro
visions of the statute known as
the “Utah Law.” Judge Harper
in disposing of tho case said that
he had fully reviewed the evidence, that he
could not accept the defendant's explanation
of the circumstances and facts set forth in
the testimony, That lie should hold the ac
cused guilty on both informations and that
the sentence would lie six months in jail
m each case. Ail appeal was noted
and the bond was fixed at SI,OOO. J. B.
Bryan, a well-.known grocer of this city,
became' surety for the amount. The case
has attracted unusual attention, both on ac
count of tho novelty of the proceedings
under the Utah law and of the social stand
ing of the defendant, who is an officer in
the navy of in'lierto good reputation.
News from the Bear.
Portland, Mr., Aug. 19.—A letter was
received a few days ago by Rev. Father P.
F. Healy from his brother. Cnpt. Healy, of
the revenue steamer Bear, lie announced
that ho had lieached his vessel, constructed
a cofferdam, found a leak, replaced the
copper, and gone on his Northern voyage.
The rumor of the loss of the Bear is, t here
fore, contradicted by the Captain’s own re
Washington, Aug. 19.—The President
has signed an order transferring the names
of pensioners residing m Virginia and West
Virginia frem the rolls of the pension agency
located at Knoxville, Tenn.. to the agency
in this city. The order will take effect Nov.
No Counsel to be Employed.
San Francisco, Aug. 19.—The Pacific
Railway Commission in executive session,
yesterday, decided not to employ counsel to
assist the United State* Attorney in the
contest now | lending in court.
A Defaulter for $26 000.
Carmel, N. Y., Aug. 19.—F A. Hoyt,
cashier of the Putnam County Havings
bank, is a defaulter in the amount of #25,-
Prof. Baird Dead.
Wood* Hoi.L, Mass., Auk. 19.—Pro
fessor Spencer F. Baird, of the United States
Fi*n Commission, died here to-day.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 20. 1887.
IRON MONSTERS RUN WILD
BOTH FINALLY PLUNGE OVER AN
The Crowded Yards of the Pennsyl
vania Road at Philadelphia the Start
ing Point of the Frightful Stampede
—One Engineer Horribly Mangled
and Another Expected to Die.
Philadelphia, Aug. 19.—Two big pas
senger engines ran away within the yard of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company last
night, and the two engineers received proba
bly fatal injuries. The locomotives were
totally destroyed. Locomotive No. 893,
Morris Thomson, engineer, was standing be
side the signal tower, on the tracks above
Seventeenth street, awaiting a signal to
back into the Broad street station, whore he
couples to the passenger train for Harris
burg and the West. As the engineer sat in
the cal), with his back to the station, he sud
denly heard the heavy roll of wheels on the
tracks behind him. As quick as a flash he
turned, but it was too late. The crush had
come. A heavy shifting engine, No. 189,
Joseph Murray engineer, while running out
of tho station, had taken the wrong track.
The shifter collided with No. 893, with ter
A HORRIBLE DEATH.
Engineer Thomson was caught in the
crash, and after being mangled about the
head, was thrown out of the cab, and lay
insensible alongside the track. A passing
train struck him, aud almost cut his right
arm off at the shoulder. When he was
picked up, his bowels were protruding, and
his head was frightfully battered. Fireman
Blakemore wus also thrown off the engine,
but escaped with only slight bruises. When
the shifter crashed into No. 898 the latter’s
throttle was thrown wide open, and the en
gine started out on the road at the rate of a
mile a minute. Having no one on board to
control it, tho wild engine flew westward
through the yards toward West Philadel
phia, , •
ANOTHER MONSTER STARTS OFF.
When No. 898 reached the Philadelphia,
Wilmington and Baltimore railroad cross
ing, a mile distant, near Thirtieth street, on
the elevated track, it collided with engine
No. 1,100, which runs to West Chester. The
engineer, Joseph Kelley, was alone, waiting
to back down to Broad street for his train.
The force of the collision threw Kelley out
on the ground and then engine No. 1,100
bounded up the track, its throttle having
been blown open also, with engine No. 393
crowding behind it. Fortunately tho two
engines ran through aswdtch, which throw
them on a'short side track. This track was
only 100 yards in length and ended upon an
embankment about thirtv feet in height.
No. 1,100 went bounding down the embank
ment and buried itself in the dirt.
THE SECOND LEAPS OVER.
The second engine came along at the same
wild speed, and it went, too, crashing down
the bank, tumbling over the other iron
monster. The two engines are badly
wrecked, and, had they not taken the side
track, would buve run wildly ahead on the
main track and caused, perluqis, a terrible
catastrophe, as nothing could have stopped
them until they collided with another train
or their steam ran out. When Engineer
Kelly was found he had a deep gash in the
right side of his head and another over his
right eye, and a big bruise over his right
temple. Ho could not stand, and was suf
fering from the shock. Both men were re
moved to a hospital, where physicians pro
nounced their condition dangerous.
Evidence That the Aldermen Were
Ruled by Itching Palms.
Chicago, Aug. 19.—The announcement
this morning that Henry Sheridan was mys
teriously missing is believed to be the first
of a series of sensational denouements in
connection with the coming wholesale prose
cution of bribe-taking members of tho Chi
cago board of Aldermen. Sheridan was the
private secretary and confidential
man of Dwight K. Tripp, ex-
General Manager of the Chicago
Sectional Underground Electric Company,
a concern which secured, at practically no
expense, a virtual monopoly of the under
ground wire conduit rights in all the streets
of this city, a franchise enormously
valuable, and now vested in a still greater
monopoly, the so-called Gas Trust.
CAUSE OF THE DISAPPEARANCE.
Sheridan’s disappearance is understood to
be tho outcome of work liegun several
mouths ago, when the citizens association
employod a number of lawyers aud detec
tives to scorch for definite evidence against
the council ring that had so long and so
brazenly usexl official position for private
profit. A great mass of evidence has
been collected and one of the first
witnesses to be culled iiefore tho grand jury
was Hheridan. He has not been seen since
Wednesday, and report has it that he is se
creted by the authorities, to bo produced
when wanted as an informer. Hheridan
was intrusted with many delicate missions
anil knew almost as much as his employer,
Tripp, about the deal and schemes by
winch the electric company secured its
TRIPP’S PRESENT SCHEME.
Tripp is now in England, endeavoring to
float among British capitalists a gigantic
land and mining scheme from Arizona.
When Tripp left on this mission Hheridan
lost his lHxition, and, being improvident,
somewhat dissipated, and talkative when
in liquor, has easily fallen into
the hands of tho Citizens’ As
siK'iation emissaries. Among other
things, Hheridan gave tho startling informa
tion that g200,<(00 of tho stock of the com
pany was distributed to members of the
City’ Council to secure the passage of one
franchise. There is u bare possibility that
Hheridan is not in custody, hut has escaped
the country. Even should this prove true,
the Citizen’s Association has now the enter
ing wedge. Other deals are under
investigation. It is asserted j>ositividy
that “pay dirt” has been struck in regard
to tho street car franchises obtained by
Charles T. Yerkes, and that inquiries in his
direction are 1 icing prosecuted w ith vigor.
HALVED BY A BELT HAW.
Terrible Accident to a Mill Hand at
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 19. —Tom Math
ews, a mill hand, working in Robinson's
saw mill at Millview, Fla., slipped and fell
on a belt saw. The saw cut through one
side of his head, and dislocated Ins neck
nnd shoulders, lie was -till alive when lout
heard from, but his injuries are fatal.
Dr. Theodore Artaud, assistant surgeon
of the United States army at Fort Bar
rancas, Flu., died this morning. Dr. Artand
enlisted in the service during tho war, and
has since been connected with the army.
Alvan Clark Dead.
Boston, Aug. 19.—Alvan Clark, who had
a world wide reputation as a practical
astronomer and manufacturer of telescope*,
and who has Is-eu a resident of Cambridge
for the past 52 years, died this morning,
HENRY GEORGE FOR OFEICE.
The United Labor Party Nominates a
Syracuse, Aug. 19.—The Committee on
Platform of tho United Labor Convention
held a long session lost night. A variety' of
propositions was submitted, and the hatch
was divided into three parts, one going into
the waste basket, the second being referred
to the Committee on Resolutions as
not pertaining to the platform,
and the third being handed over
to Henry George, who presided, for
his consideration. There are three avowed
Socialists on the platform committee.
After the exclusion of the Socialistic dele
gation yesterday, besides the re
.lected delegates from tho New York
City district and six from
llnondago county, a number of
individuals from various localities
vacated their seats in the convention. Active
efforts are being put forth by tho Socialists
to organize anew party, in which they
have tne co-operation of active anti-George
influences. They propose to begin their
movement in the shops of New York city,
and extend it then in the State, and that
trades unions lie invited to join with what
shall be known as tho organized labor
movements, whose member ; shall bo from
unions irrespective of Socialistic or labor
reading the platform.
This morning’s session was wholly devoted
to the reading of the platform and resolu
tions. Henry George reported the plat
form, which was adopted.
The Committee on Resolutions made a
long report, w hich was debated, amended
At the closing session this after
noon a State Committee was ap
pointed, and then the business
of selecting a ticket was commenced. The
old platform adopted at the Clarendon Hall
meeting last year, was taken as the ground
work of the new platform, and enlarged to
suit the necessities of the f-itate campaign.
A few of the planks of the platform of the
old Greenback labor parry were also used.
One of the principal of these favored the
establishment of a postal bank, and postal
telegraph system. After a very' spirited de
bate it was decided not openly to oppose
tho Socialistic organization, but as a com
promise a plank was used opposing State
and public control of any' subject which is
not a matter of public concern. A full
State ticket was put in nomination as fol
For Secretary of State—Henry George, of
For Comptroller—Victor A. Wilder, of
For State Treasurer—B. H. Cummings, of
For Attorney General—Dennis C. Feely,
For State Engineer and Surveyor—Syl
vauus A. Sweet, of Broome.
OUTBREAK OF THE UTES.
No Alarming News Received at the
Washington, Aug. 19.—The War De
partment officials have received no official
information on which to base fears of a
serious outbreak among the White River
Utos, although it is acknowledged that if the
Utes become m oused and any number go on
the war path tho results might. Ixvdisastrous,
for they are very numerous and groat
lighters. The latest information received
at the War Department about tho reported
outbreak* and. in fact, the first, from a mili
tary source, is tho following dispatch,
which tho Adjutant General lias received
from Maj. Randlctt, of the Ninth Infantry,
who is in command of Fort Duchesne, under
date of Aug. 1(1: “Rumors from the Colorado
line receive careful attention. ()n Sunday
last Burns sent to Meeker an employe named
Mac Andrews, with Wass, Charley, Cava
naugh, Mac Cook and six other Utos, to
ascertain the facts. Upon the receipt of the
telegram this morning I drove over to
Ouray. While there a Tetter as follows was
received from Max Andrews:
‘Rocohei.y, Coi.., Aug. 15.
‘Everything all right on the Blue Mountains
and here. The whites seem to think that the
people around Meeker are badly scared. I have
seen nobody who knowH anything from Meek'-r.
I will leave after dinner for Meeker. The In
dians with me want you to tell the Indians at
Uintah.and Ouray not to be scared. Wass,
Mac Cook and myself go to Meeker, and 1 will
write you again when I find out more.
“Tho Indians living at the agencies are
undisturbed and are at home. Old Colorow
is said to lie hunting in tho mountains of
Colorado, and young Colorow, his son, is
with Mac Andrews.”
COLO ROW’S BAND 400 STRONG.
Denver, Aug. 19.—N0 news of import
ance has been received from Meeker to-day.
The settlers have assembled in town, await
ing the arrival of the militia., which is ex
pected some time touig t. The Indians
are encamped in the neighborhood, evi
dently waiting for the whites to
open the ball. It is reported
that Colorow’s band has been increased
by recruits from the Southern Utes, Sioux
Black Feet and Crow reservations, until it
now numbers 400. A rumor that Sheriff
Kendall, with nine men, were attacked yes
terday and severely wounded has not been
ARMS BLOWN OFF BY CANNON.
Two Terrible Accidents at a Reunion
Enfield, 111., Aug. 19.—Two terrible
accidents occurred here this morning at the
reunion of the Eighty-seventh Regiment
Illinois Veterans. During the sham
battle a cannon was prematurely
discharged, blowing off James
Crockett's right arm. An instant later, a
few rods distant, another cannon dis
charged prematurely and stretched five
bleeding victims on the ground. Oabe Hut
tenger had both his arm i blown off and will
probably die. The others injured were
Holiert Johnson, Irwin Reeder, William
Daniels and Emanuel Berry. They are
fearfully lacerated and burned, hut will
A CYCLONE IN NEBRABKA.
Many Buildings Demolished, but No
Loss of Life Reported.
Chicago, Aug. 19. —A Lincoln, Nob.,
special gives particulars of a storm at Re
publican City, Neb., yesterday. Buildings
were blown down and many houses were
unroofed. A large brick school house,
nearly completed, was wrecked, and the
carpenter*, were buried in the ruins. J. J.
Fanning and a man named Allen, of Alina,
were kilhsl and six others were seriously
injured, two of whom are fatally hurt. H.
11. Wetberell’s house was blown away, and
his wife and children were Ixutly hurt.
Other houses were demolished, anil many
persons injured. Ixirge hailstones fell dur
ing the storm.
Cotton Worms in Arkansas.
Chicago, Aug. 19.— A special to tho
Time* from I Attic Rock. Ark., says: “Much
alarm is felt by cotton planters on account
of the cotton worm, which has mode it*
appearance on the cotton farms. Cotton is
much ilaunaged by draught, and it is feared
the worms will complete the ruin." •
OUTLAWING THE LEAGUE
SALISBURY FINALLY ISSUES HIS
All tho Records of the Organization Re
moved From Dublin to Places of Safe
ty by the Irish Leaders- How the
Announcement was Received In
London, Aug. 19—In the House of Lords
this afternoon Lord Salisbury announced
that tho government had proclaimed the
Irish National League.
The House of Lords this evening adopted
the Irish land bill as received from the
House of Commons.
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
announced in tho House of Commons this
afternoon that tho government had pro
claimed the Irish National League. Ho said
the league was proclaimed as a dangerous
association under section 0 of the Irish
crimes act amendment hill recently mode a
law. [Cheers and counter cheers. J Tho
government had thus taken the power con
ferred upon them by that statute
to prohibit and suppress the league.
Mr. Balfour said; There are two sub
heads of the sixth section of the act men
tioned in the proclamation, which declares,
as follows: Whereas, wo are satisfied that
there exists in Ireland an association known
as the Irish National League, which in parts
of Ireland promotes and incites acts of vio
lence and intimmidation. [A voice—“lt’s a
lie, no branch of the league is engaged in
Mr. Sexton asked whether tho sole ground
for the proclamation was that the league
was simply as an association tending to in
terfere with the law.
Air. Balfour, in reply, road the terms of
Mr. Hartmgton asked whether Mr. Bnl
four was aware that nearly all the branches
of the League were engaged in registra
tion working, whether he knew Hint
tho IxNigue was only an association
opposed to the Conservative* in that work,
and whotherthe proclamation was intended
to paralyze tho efforts of the league to tho
advantage of tho Conservatives on tho reg
Mr. Balfour replied that no branch of tho
league confined to registration would tie
impeded in its work.
The subject was then dropped, and the
House went into committee on the land
The proclaiming of the league was the
subject of excited discussion in the lobbies
of Parliament this evening. The Glndstoni
uns assert that the government is unjust
and imprudent in proclaiming the league.
Tho Parnellitcs say that the government
wish to create trouble and outrage in Ire
land during tho coming winter; that the
proclamation will force the extremist meas
ures of the league to the front, and that tho
government wll bitterly repent their ac
tion. All the important documents of the
league have iioen removed ffbm tho liead
quarters in Dublin.
Messrs. Chamberlain and Russell have
withdrawn from the Unionist party in con
sequence of the proclaiming of the Irish
National League by the government.
THE GOVERNMENT ATTACKED.
The PdU Mall Gazelle this afternoon
very vigorously attacks tho government
party for adopting in tho House of Corn
moils lost evening the Earl of Cadognn’s
amendment to tho Irish land bill relating to
town parks Tho Gazette urges the Liber
als to revolt against the government's Irish
policy in the House of Commons, to ob
struct the passage of the supply measures
and thus force dissolution.
Mr. Parnell, in an interview this evening,
suid that the action of tho government in
proclaiming the league was a gratuitous
insult to tho Irish, considering the present
condition of Ireland. It was merely a move
to cover the weakness of the land bill.
If the hill did not protect tenant s from evic
tion trouble would Isi inevitable during the
coming winter. Mr. Parnell poetponed his
departure for Dublin in order to attend the
debate in the House of Commons.
In order to emphasise their in
dignation, a number of Liberal mem
bers of the House of Commons
have decided to go into the league. The
proclaiming of the league was excitedly dis
clined at all Uludslonian clubs in lyiudon
this evening. Many Irish papers appeared
with black borders this evening.
The announcement of the proclamation
was received quietly in Ireland.
At Limerick to-day, twenty-six new mem
bers joined the league.
MR. O’BRIEN’S OPINION.
In an interview concerning the procla
mation of tho league, William O’Brien said:
"The proclamation as it stands will not im
pede the work of the league. I regard it as
u I letter indication of the hojicless position
of the government than even the Northwich
election. It is significant that the league
was not proclaimed under the section*of the
crime bill relating to crime or association to
commit crime. The government have
placed themselves in this position: If tliey
do nothing further they will is: laughed at,
and if they do proceed in tho matter they
will antagonize public opinion in Great
Britain. Whatever they do they are power
less, because the league mcuus the Irish poo
WHAT HEXTON SAYS.
Mr. Hexton expressed himself on the same
subject as follows: "The league was pro
olalini'l under clauses which the govern
ment did not allow to lie discussed in tho
House of Common*. This action will have
the effect of clarifying tho political atmos
phere. Lord Hartington will probably
throw his lot with the Conservatives,
while Mr. Chamberlain may return
to the Liberal jiarty. The government is
answerable for destroying the league's
power of restraint. If the government
suppresses the League, Ireland will receive
the proclamation with con torn pt, followed
by a feeling of hope in the future.”
Mr. Harrington, Secretary of the League,
in an interview, said: “The action of the!
government is an idle display. If they go
further our men will cont inue to work, ij
myself am goiug to Dublin to-night to take
charge there. The government’s policy will
undeniably strengthen the Liberals of Great
EXPECTED FOR WEEKS.
Mr Dillon said that the proclamation had
!s-on expected for woeks and would not dis
turb the league.
Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, O’Brien, Harring
ton and other Nationalists started for Dub
lin this evening. Home of them will return
to assist in the debate on Thursday
when Mr. Gladstone will give an address to
the crown denouncing the proclamation of
the league. Most of the Liberals welcome
the action of the government, on the ground
that it will tena to hasten the Gludstoman
reaction in Great Britain.
A nnmbsr of Liberal members of the
House of Commons will proceed to Ireland,
to prove their sympathy with the league.
The Tories are chagrined over the nros-
nect of a prolongation of tho session. The
bulk of Unionists approve the governments
COMMENTS OP THE PRESS.
London, Aug. JO, 5 a. m., —Tim Aries
this morning suys: “The proclamation of
the league will have little effect, except that
they will not call themselves members
of tho league. The same men will
meet for discussion ami to
advise their neighbors. Whatever
is healthy and good in the league will be
able to work on as before. We hope, and
firmly believe, that the natural and justdis
content in Ireland will not seek relief in a
secret conspiracy. ”
The Pont fully approves the proclamation
of I ho league.
The Telegraph considers the govern
ment’s course in proclaiming the league as
eminently discreet, and says that had they
adopted arbitrary ami total suppression of
the league they would have risked the full
opposition of the Dissidents.
The Chronicle mildly approves tho gov
ernment’s step. It says: "It is an unques
tionable fact that, Ireland is remarkably
free from crime. Wo had hoped that sum
mary operation of the crimes act
would have sufficed, but on more
complete information the executive
considers stronger measures necessary."
A RIOT AT KENMARE.
Dublin, Aug. 10.—A riot occurred to-day
at Jvomnnre, county Kerry, and a mob at
tacked and stoned the barracks where the
police were quartered. The police charged
with drawn swords upon the rioters, injur
ing many of them and arresting a number.
AN ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
People Flock to Berlin to Observe the
Berlin, Aug. 19.—There was an eclijise
of the sun to-day. The sky was entirely
overcast and tho sun was invisible. The
eelipxo was preceded by tho appearance of
deeply-colored clouds. Tho color increased
as the sun Fose, but gradually faded,
whereupon general durknosß inline
diately sot in. Clouds of doop
coloring returned after a few minutes
and then daylight ensued. Thousands *of
people came to Berlin by the railway, and
in carriages from different points, to ob
servo tlio phenomenon.
Nino Doaths at Malta.
London, Aug. 19. —At Multa during the
past twenty-four horn's tliore have been 14
new cases of cholera and 9 deaths.
There worn twenty-seven new cases of
cholera and seven deaths reported ut
During a riot to-day in Hieily, growing
out of of the authorities to en
force the quarantine regulations, two gen
darmes were killed. Many of the rioters
Russia's Readiness for War.
Moscow, Aug. 19. —Gen. Van Novsky,
Ministor of War, after making a tour of
inspection, has reported to the Czar that the
troops and fortifications in the Caucasus
ami Trans-Caspian territory are in excellent
condition and are prepared to fulfill any
duties that may bo imposed up n them.
The Czar replied that tie was extremely
pleased, though not astonished, at the
admirable condition of the army.
Emperor William Indisposed.
Berlin, Aug. 19. — Emperor William is
so ill that it has iieen arranged, that the
King of Saxony shall represent him at the
Koonigsburg nuuxeuvros. The official bul
letin says the Emperor caught cold during
n suuden change in the weather and that
the chief symptoms of his present indisposi
tion are occasional rheumatic pains.
A Bank Suspends.
London, Ont., Aug. 19. — The Bants of
I/ondon suspended payment this morning.
The I sink had a sulwcribed capital of SI,OOO,
000, of which $223,588 was paid up. Very
little loss is anticipated by tan bill holders.
FUTURES TO BE RULED OUT.
The House Committee to Report Fav
orably on the BUI.
Atlanta, Oa., Aug. 19.— The House
General Judiciary Committee will report
favorably the bill to prohibit dealing in fu
. Tho Senate Railroad Committee agreed
this afternoon on a favorable report on the
bill to lncor|sirato the Birmingham and At
lantic Air Line.
Application has boon niado to the Gover
nor for a charter under the general law for
the HawfcinsviUe and Dublin Railroad. A
caveat has been filed by the Savannah,
Dublin and Western claiming the}* have a
charter over the same territory.
The Governor not announce his de
cision on the application of Bondurant He
Joplin for revocation of the executive order
as to their convict eurnp till Momlay. It
Is understood that ho will refuse to revoke
The following dispatch was received at
the executive office to-duy:
Homehhet, Ky., Aug. 18, 1887.
Sih—l have arrested a negro hy the name of
John Taylor, who has confessed that he is the
man that committed the rajs* on Miss Kendrick,
of Chattooga county. Georgia. Mr. Clements
wrote me last Monday that he had sent the
papers 10 you for a requisition. Please forward
them immediately to J. N. Haggard.
The requisition was sent yesterday.
William B. 1 toll was to-day commissioned
Ordinary of White county.
The tax digest of Floyd county shows
#7,188,ft68 taxable property, an increase of
A telegram hern to-night renorts the
death, in Boston, of William C. Morrill, of
this dtv, Treasurer of the Woitern and At
lantic Railroad. Mr. Morrill has been in
bud health some time.
The Verdict in the Croghan Case
Death of Mr. Prloleau.
Charleston, H. C., Aug. lit.-Tho jury
of inquest in the Croghan niurderjease met
to day, and rendered a verdict of death at
the bunds of unknown parties. Interesting
testimony and a clue had lieen promised,
hut were not forthcoming. It is igit
thought that the murderer will ever he dis
News has been received hero of the death,
In England, of C. K. I’rioleau. He was the
resilient partner of John Frazor Hz Cos., of
Liverpool, during the war. and was known
as a friend of the Confederacy. having, out of
his own means, presented to the Con ('•derate
government a Whotwith rille gun, two
lurge Biakely guns, and the Hirst Enfield
rifles used in the Confederate army.
A Steamer Sinks a Schooner.
New York, Aug. lit—The steamship
Atlas, hence a few days ago for the West
Indies, returned to day, haring been in col
lision with the schooner Lizzie Wilson. Capt.
Chadwick, from Baltimore to Boston, yes
terday off Barnegat. The schooner sank
immediately, carrying down the wife and
daughter of the Captain and two seamen.
Capt. Chadwick and three sailors were res
cued bv the Atlas and brought here
I PRICE AIO A YEAR.)
1 5 C ENTS A COPY, f
MAKING PLAIN SAILING.
CAPT. HOXIE SUBMITS HIS AN
An Expenditure of $203,187 Haa
Given Pensacola 24 Feet at Lovy
Water Over the Inner Bar—The
Work Being: Done on the Rivers of
Georgia and Florida.
Washington, Aug. 19— Capt. A. L.
Hoxie, of the engineers, has submitted his
annual report upon the rivers and harixirs
improvements under his charge in the South
eastern States. Of the improvement nt
Pensacola harbor, Florida, ho says that
80,000 cubic yards of dredging remain
to be done to complete the chaunel across
tiie inner l.r. The exjienditure up to tha
present time of $308,187 has resulted, as to
the channel, in obtaining temporarily a
depth of 24 feet at low water over tho inner
bx, with n width of 120 feet The chaunel
must lie dredged continuously at an annual
cost not yet ascertained. The shore protec
tion works are perishable, and must tie
promptly strengthened, or they will lie de
stroyed, with resulting loss of every advan
tage hitherto gained. Owing to the failure
of the river aud harlxir bill, no funds liave
lieen available during the present year for
dredging, and work upon tlio shore protec
tion must bo suspended, with probably seri
ous injury to the work On July 1 slh,4(X)
was available, and $40,000 was estimated as
necessury to complete the work.
ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE.
On tho C'liattahoixdiee river in Georgia
and Alabama, tho ftmils remaining (818, UK))
can tie profitably exjieiided in continuing
the excavation upon the rook reels betwe in
Eufaula and Columbia, and the removal of
Mings. About #4i),ootl can lie exiiended
during the year upon tins work, w ith an in
crease of plans.
On tiie Flint river, Georgia, the balance
on hand ($12,400) will lie expended in cut
ting through the rock shoals below Albany
and removing channel obstructions, and
with an increase of plans $40,000 can lie
profttalily expended during the year.
The work on the Escambia and Conecup
rivers, iu Florida and Alabama, during the
year past consisted principally in tho re
moval of snags and logs. This work will
he continued during the preseut year with
the funds on hand (fiI.NOO), and an appropria
tion of SOO,OOO is asked for the next fiscal/
On the Alaliania river work was confined
to the removal of snags and other obst ruc
tions from the channel. Ten thousand dol
ls rs remains available for tho present year.
Forty thousand dollars is asked for the next
BRIDGES IN THE WAY.
No work was done on the Cahawha river
for the reason that the owners of the bridges
refused to remove obstructions, and legisla
tion is reccoininendod to compel thorn to do
so. The removal of snags, and rocks, and
(tie construction of ietties was the only
work done on theTulliqioosa river Alalmma.
About $1,400 remains on bund, and $15,000
is asked for the next fiscal year.
Three parties were employed on the Choc
tawliatcnie, in Florida and Alabama, in re
moving obstructions, and the halanoe on
hand, $1,200, will be used to continue tho
work. An appropriation of $30,000 is re
quested for the next fiscal year. Consid
erable work was done on the Coosa river, in
Georgiu and Alalainu, in the <■ wear notion
of locks and dams, und the available bal
ance of $24,0K1 will Ixi extended in contin
uing the improvement between Rome and
Selma, and the Rome and Dolton nUlroad
bridge. For the next fiscal year, $97,000
is asked. No work was done on the Outnul
geo river. It was proposed to expend the
funds on hand in tho construction of a plant
and the removal of olwtruction* The esti
mates for the next fiscal year is $125,000.
ON THE COOSA.
No further improvement is recommended
on tiie Caswa river, Georgia, until the Roms
and Decatur mill ed bridge is changed so as
not to continue an obstruction in the
On tho Oconee river little work wasdone,
owing to the lack of plant. At the begin
ning of the fiscal year $7,700 was available,
and $7,100 is naked for the next fiscal year./
At Apalachicola bay, Florida, work was
commenced and is now in progress upon thg
Apalachicola tiar. Owing to an MixiiffleianO
appropriation it has been found iuqxMsiblS
to complete a cut through tho channel tq
maintain itself. It is urgently recommended
that tho whole amount necessary to cqtnJ
plete this improvement (S.VJ,HOO) be provided)
In the appropriation. On Apalachicola
river a steam snug boat was omplqied for,
two months in removing snogs. Two thou
sand dollars is asked for to continue ths
No work was done on Lagrange bayou,
Florida, and an appropriation of $5,000 is
requested to be expended in widening tbs
channel and removing ntwtrurtiona.
Col. Chlpley Presents the City’s Invi
tation to the President.
Washington, Aug. lit.—W. D. Chlpley,
of Pensacola, Fla., called upon the President
to-day on Isilialf of the citizens of that city
and extended a warm and cordial invitation
for him to extend his Southern tour to tho
“Land of Flowers, where the waters of the
gulf wash the extreme southern limits of
the Republic.” Mr. Chlpley assured the
President of a hearty welcome,
and said: “Aside from tbo social
feature, it seems eminently fit that
the Chief Executive of the nation should
visit the main strategic points on ttu) South
ern 1 (order, through which the wealth of
Central and South America will flow when
ever the policy of your udmimstration is
made the commercial law of our country.”
He added that he was charged with
an assurance from Gov. Perry
that he would bo greatly gratified
if the President and Mrs. Cleveland
would extend their tour to Florida. The
President was very gracious and showed his
appreciation of the invitation. He would
give the matter careful consideration, but
said he did not think ho would he able to
extend his trip so far South within the lim
ited time at his disposal.
Tho President will probably r
main quietly at Oakview until he
goes to Philadelphia to attend the Con
stitution Centennial in September. Mrs.
Cleveland will probably Join him before
Sept. 1. Up to date the President has re
ceived sixty nine invitations to visit cities
South and West during his < Ictober tour.
Tobacco Damaged by Rain.
Danville, Va., Aug. 19.— Continued
rains in tho tobacco belt have materially
damaged the growing crop of tobacco in the
past few days, causing it to spot and burn.
Up to this time the prospect hail been good
for the best crop grown for many yean
Flames Ravage a Virginia Town.
Danville, Va., Aug. 111.—Information
has lieen received from the little town of
Milton, Vo., of a serious conflagration thaie
late Inst night. The lire originated iu
Powell’s suloou and spread in both direc
tions. Five frame stoics and a brick store
were totally destroyed