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A BIG SPLIT IN MARYLAND
INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS TO
SUPPORT THE RADICALS.
John K. Cowon Makes a Speech in the
State Convention Which Causes a
Sensation—Waiter B. Brooks the Gu
bernatorial Candidate of the Repub
Baltimore, Aug. 24.—The State Repub
lican Convention met at noon to-day in this
city and was the largest and most enthusi
astic gathering of Republicans held in Mary
land for many years. Congressman Mc-
Comas presided. The nominations were as
For Governor—Walter B. Brooks, of Bal
For Comptroller—R. B. Dixon, of Talbot
For Attorney General—Francis Miller, of
After the business of the convention was
concluded a sensation was caused by the
appearance on the floor of John K. Cowen,
a prominent lawyer and leader of the re
form movement in the Democratic party.
He was introduced, and in one of the
strongest speeches ever listened to in this
city pledged to the Republican ticket the
full support of the Independent Democrats.
He arraigned the regular Democracy
for gross frauds in the late
primary elections, and said that
decent Democrats were sick and tired of
being deluded by promises of reform within
the party and had Anally concluded to try
and get it from their old enemies, the Re
publicans. The reform movement has
gained considerable strength, and the en
dorsement of the straight Republican ticket
has caused considerable excitement
The platform declares that reform in the
civil service should bo thorough, radical
and complete. To that end it demands the
co-operation of the Legislature with the
executive department of the government,
and that Congress shall so legislate
that fitness, ascertained by a proper aud
practical competition shall admit to the
public service; that the tenure of
offices shall be made secure during good
behavior, and that the power of removal
lor cause shall accompany the power of ap
pointment; that the principles thus declared
with reference to the national government
shall be applied in their full force to the
government of the State of Maryland and
city of Baltimore; that the President of
the United States by his action
in regard to the Federal appoinments
in this State lias given conclusive evidence
that his professions of civil service reform
are hollow and delusive, and his failure to
call the Federal officeholders to account for
their open and shameless disregard of his
own declarations that they should not en
gage in efforts to control the political
action of the.r own party, is a confession
of insincerity on his part, or proof
that his will is controlled by the stronger
will of the senior Senator from Maryland;
that it is the imperative duty of Congress
to pass the measure known as th 1 Blair edu •
eatiorial bill or some equivalent provision
for aiding the States in removing the illit
eracy which how exists in so many of them.
The platform goes on to suggest laws for
preventing discrimination in the public
schools against colored children, for regu
lating and adjusting differences between
labor and capital, for the abolition of the
system of enforced tobacco inspection, for
the passage of such laws as will effectually
protect American labor and American
society from the influences of the pauper
and criminal classes of other countries
and the competition of convict labor at
; favoring the passage of more strin
gent laws against the use of*money at elec
tions; for an equitable system of taxation
and revision of the revenue laws.
BLAINE CHEERED IN IOWA.
Bes Moines, la., Aug. 24.—The Republi
can State Convention met about noon
Temporary Chairman John Brennan, of
Sioux City, made a speech to the conven
tion. in which every reference to Blaine wns
roundly applauded, and at thi' mention of
Senator Allison the louse nearly went wild.
Gov. I,p,iTabee aud Lieut. Gov. Hunt were
renominated by acclamation and without
nominating speeches or opposition.
On the fifth ballot for Supreme Judge
Senator George S. Robinson was nominated.
For Superintendent of Public Instructions
Henry Sabin, of Clinton, was nominated on
the third ballot.
A BLOODY SHIRT SCREED.
Following are extracts from the long plat
“The Republicans of lowa accept as
settled <ld issues and the conclusive results
ot the war, and hail with patriotic satisfac
tion all sincere evidences of returning frater
nity and reunion. The new issues raised in
the South since the war against the right of
every freeman to cast his voto unmolested,
and have it honestly counted, and against
the right of majority rule in the
States and nation are yet to be
settled. We deny that the suffrage is purely
a local question for each State to regulate
in whole or suppress in part, as it chooses.
Suppression of the votes of the black men
in the South is not only wrong to
them, it is also in a national
sense in the election of Congressmen a bold
and successful method to make one vote in
the South count for as much as two in the
North. Therefore it is a wrong which
reaches into every neighborhood and to
every voter in the Union. It is also used to
degrade the negroes of the South mtn ser
vice, and a form of cheap labor with which
free labor everywhere must soon be brought
IN FAVOR OF PROTECTION.
“We continue to favor a protective tariff
for the upbuilding of American industries
and development of all our resources as a
nation. We also favor it for the protection
of American labor, and in such degree as
will maintain to such labor the advantage
of the difference between the wages of tho
workingmen of Europe and America. We
lielieve the tariff should lie revisod and re
duced wherever this policy will allow and
the public interests approve.
“The strictest honesty, economy and re
trenchment should bo required and fol
lowed in the expenditure of all public
money, and we declare for all possible and
practicable reduction of taxation, both
national and State. We are opposed to
criminal ami vicious immigration of all
kinds to threaten the public welfare
and disturb the social peace, and
to all pauper immigration and convict or
coolie labor, or to contract of prison labor
by the State to bring unfair competition to
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
“The civil service law, enacted by tho
Republican party, and now so flagrantly
disobeyed and violated by the Democratic
administration, should be maintained aud
improved in all ways to insure its enforce
ment and increase its efficiency. The sole
test of an incumbent of office or an appli
cant, for a place in the service
cf the government should be honesty,
competency and fidelity, with th
single exception that when all other qualifi
cations are equal the Union soldier shall
have tlie preference We are unable to eive
l lht Mofnim
the commendation of good citizens to the ad
ministration of Grover Cleveland in its dis
crimination against and its shamful abuse of
Union soldiens and the constant preference
it has shown to the men who fought to de
stroy the Union; in its despotic use of ex
ecutive power to veto bills passed by Con
f ress for the relief of Union soldiers and the
)es Moines river lands settlers; in its at
tempt to reverse the verdict of the war by
a surrender of the “rebel” battle flags;
in its failure to reduce the surplus
or decrease taxation, and for
its broken promises to the people, and its
inefficient discharge of the public service,
we are compelled to denounce it as being
unpatriotic and unworthy, a disappoint
ment to the country, and fresh proof of the
incapacity of the Democratic party to con
duct successfully the affairs or tho nation.”
The principle of the interstate commerce
law is approved and a general pension law
THE PROHIBITION PLANKS.
Following are the ninth and tenth sections;
“9. lowa has no compromise to hold
with the saloon. We declare in favor of the
faithful and vigorous enforcement, in all
parts of the State, of the prohibitory law.
The pharmacy law, and county permit law
should be so amended as to prevent the
drug store from becoming, in any manner,
a substitute or successor of the saloon.
“10. We express our sympathy with
people struggling for liberty and home rule,
whether it be tue Irish people led by Glad
stone and Parnell seeking to escape from
long-time oppression, or the people of Da
kota or other Territories in this country de-
Jrived of home rule by the partisan in
ustice of the Democratic party.”
Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 24.—The Prohi
bition State convention met to-day, but did
not reach nominations. It was agreed to
raise $4,000 as a campaign fund and $2,300
of this amount was raised or pledged to-day.
Avery long platform was adopted. About
400 delegates were present, a dozen of
whom were women.
CLEVELAND SET RIGHT.
He is Giving the Pacific Commission
Washington, Aug. 24.—President Cleve
land’s attention was called to-day to mat
ter lately appearing in the New York World,
to the effect that he was not properly sup
porting the Commissioners appointed to
examine the affairs of the Pacific Railroad,
and giving as proof of the charge what was
alleged to be the contents of the President’s
answer to Chairman Pattison’s dispatch,
proposing assistant counsel in the proceed
ings against Inland Stanford. Tho Presi
dent said: “I have no time to read
or reply to the misrepresentations
of opposition newspapers, and I am not
at all afraid they will succeed in deceiving
the people as to the policy or course of the
administration touching the matters in
question, but if there is a man, woman, or
child who would feel easier after reading
the dispatch which I really did send to Gov.
Pattison, they shall have it.”
The following is the dispatch:
Executive Mansion, )
Washington, I). C., Aug. 18, 18S7. \
Robert /'. Pattison , Chairman United States
Pacific Railway Commission , San Francisco ,
Upon your statement that in your judgment
counsel should lie employed, I authorize and ap
prove such employment.
PAYING UP THE DEBT.
The Treasury Accepts $3,138,400
Worth of Outstanding Bonds.
Washington, Aug. 24.—The offers of
bonds to the Treasury to-day aggregated
$7,148,900, of which $344,900 were coupons
and the remainder ragistered bonds. The
price ranged from SIOO 88 and interest to
Sept. 1 for one lot of $200,000 and 110
for $2,009,000 registered bonds. Of the
proposals received to-day $4,203,400 are the
same bonds offered last week, thus making
the new offerings of the week $2,524,500.
The dual amount accepted was $3,1:48,400
at prices from 109 flat down to 107.907.
The statement prepared at the Treasury De
partment shows a profit to the government
of $323,302 by to-day’s purchase of bonds,
or in other words, the interest charges on
the purchased bonds would amount
to $133,302 more than the sum
paid to-day if the bonds had
been allowed to run to the date of maturity.
Applications were received at the Treasury
Department to-day for the prepayment of
interest on registered bonds amounting to
$1,382,350, making the total to date $72,-
MRS. CLEVELAND’S TRIP.
She Leaves New York for Washing
ton Without Stopping.
New York, Aug. 24.—Mrs. Cleveland
arrived here this morning by the steamer
Pilgrim, from Fall River, where she had
gone in a s)ooial car attached to the Cape
Cod express from Marion. Mrs. Cleveland
was accompanied by Gen. Greely, of the
signal service, and his wife, and several
friends of Mrs. Cleveland. The party took
the annex from the foot of Murray street
to the Pennsylvania depot in Jersey City,
and left for Washington in a special car
attached to the Southern express at 8:30
o’clock this morning.
SAFE AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, Aug. 24.—Mrs. Cleveland
and Mrs. Folsom, accompanied by Gen.
Greely aud his wife, arrived here about 2
o’clock this afternoon. The President was
at the depot awaiting the train, and upon
its arrival the party went immediately to
the White House.
A CARDINAL'S TRIBUTE.
The Constitution of the United States a
Guarantee of Liberty.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 24.—Hampton
L. Carson, Secretary of the Constitutional
Centennial Commission, to-day received the
following letter from Cardinal Gibbons:
“I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your
favor of tho Bth iust. informing mo that I
am invited to offer the closing prayer
and to invoke the benediction
on tho 17th day of September
next. I gratefully accept the invitation,
and shall cheerfully comply with the request
of the committeo by performing tho sacred
duty assignod to me. 11l common with my
fellow citizens I heartily rejoice in the forth
coming commemorative celebration. The
constitution of the United States is worthy
of being written in letters of gold. It is
a charter by which the liberties of <10,000,000
of people are secured, and by which, under
providence, the temporal happiness of
countless millions yet unborn will be per
Cholera and Yellow Fever Still Cut
ting Off Humanity.
London, Aug. 24.—At Malta during the
past twenty-four hours there were live new
cases of cholera and one death.
SEVENTEEN DEATHS AT CATANIA.
Rome, Aug. 24.—There were 17 deaths
from cholerain Catania to-day. In Palermo
there were 90 new cases and nine deaths.
SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1887.
IVES FEIGNS IGNORANCE
HE SAYS HE HAS NO IDEA WHERE
HIS BOOKS ARE.
Partner Staynor in the Same Blissful
State—Referee Davis Warns the Pris
oner That He Had Better Tell the
Truth—A Flagstaff Thunderstruck
at the Display of Cheek.
New York, Aug. 24. —Tho Ives reference
case was begun to-day. Ives was the first
witness. He said he had seen and referred
to the missing ledger within ten days pre
vious to the assignment, but did not. know
where it now is. The referee questioned
Ives sharply, but Ives reiterated that he
knew nothing about the books stolen, or
when or how they were taken. “It is your
duty to produce these books unless it is out
of your power, and no will believe it is out
of your power unless you give pretty good
“I submit that it is not a fair remark,
coming from the referee,” remarked Mr.
Adams, Ives’ counsel.
WHY IT WAS ASKED.
“I make it for the protection of the wit
ness. He is putting nis assignment in great
jeopardy. If he knows anything about the
whereabouts of the books he should say so,
I therefore repeat my question: Do you,
or do you not, possess any knowledge or in
formation as to tho whereabouts of those
“I object,” said Mr. Adams.
“Yes, I suppose so,” quietly remarked tho
Ives replied faintly that he had none what
The referee plied question after question
to the witness, but failed to change his
Mr. Adams moved to strike out all those
questions and answers, but the motion was
Partner Staynor professed entire igno
rance of the missing books. He iiad not
seen them for some time, although he had
made a personal search for them.
Mr. Adams here moved for an adjourn
While he was speaking the flagstaff on
an adjourning building was struck by light
ning. The report and flash startled every
body in the room from its close proximity,
and Mr. Sullivan requested the stenographer
to record it.
An adjournment was taken.
OUSTED BY THE MINERAL RANGE.
Detroit, Aug. 24. —The Evening Jour
nal's special from Hancock, Mich., says:
“The Ives party was entirely eliminated
from the Mineral Range management at the
annual election of officers yesterday. Ives
used $1528,000 worth of Mineral Range bonds
and shares, and never gave the company
credit for a dollar. He increased tho issue
of stock from 128,000 outstanding a year
ago to 400,000 shares. The new manage
ment will repudiate the inflation. The
present debt of the road is about $1,000,000.”
RED RIVER’S RAILROAD.
Manitoba Threatened With Trouble
if She ia Defiant.
Minneapolis, Aug. 24.—The Journal's
Winnipeg special says: “Another injunc
tion against the lied River Valley railroad
was moved for to-day by property owners
near Morris. The Montreal Gazette, the
government organ, to-day threatens
trouble if Manitoba refuses to obey
the orders of the courts when
issued. Hon. Mr. Hamilton said that he
had been served with no papers as yet, and
that the work would be pushed as rapidly
as possible. Ho doubted if troops would be
sent from the East to enforce the orders of
the courts. The matter was now purely a
legal one. In well informed Canadian
quarters the report of Sir John McDonald’s
threat is discredited.”
London, Aug. 24. —ln the House
of Commons to-day Sir Henry Hol
land, Colonial Secretary, replying to
Sir Henry Taylor, said he had no in
formation that Sir John McDonald, the
Canadian Premier, intended to ask for Brit
ish troops for service in Manitoba, but he
was not prepared to say that under no cir
cumstances would imperial troops support
the local foro<*s. Each case, he added, must
lx* judged on its merits. The announcement
was received with cheers.
WALL STREET’S CLOUD.
Grovesten & Pelt’s Embarrassment
Sends East and West Bonds Down.
New York, Aug. 24. —The cloud which
has been hanging over the stock market for
some days, and of which tho bears have
been making a good deal of capital turned
out to-day to be the embarrassment of Gro
vesten & Pell, stock brokers. The firm have
lieen borrowing money largely and have
given bonds of the East and West rail
road of Alabama as security. Those
bonds have been quoted around 110 and last
night closed at 109f£ bid. This turned out
to be simply fictitious and to-day, after the
loan was called on the firm, and
which they were unable to take up, the col
lateral was ordered to Ixj sold under tho
rules of the Stock Exchange. No buyer
could be found for the bonds, although
they were offered down to (15 by
the chairman. At the office of the firm
neither member could be found, and it was
stated that they w r ould not return to the
office until to-morrow.
G. H. Pell is the President of the East
and West Railroad of Alabama, and since
lie acquired control of the property it has
been extended and improved, but the
owners have exjxirienced a great deal of
trouble in placing the bonds. t
FIENDS DERAIL A TRAIN.
A Horrible Accident Averted By a
St. Lours, Aug. 24.—A dispatch from
Lincoln, 111., says: “A passenger train on
the Peoria, Decatur and Evansville railroad
was derailed near Salt Greek, last night.
The ongine and all tho cars left the rails
while going forty miles an hour. Fortu
nately the entire truin remained on the
grade, and came to a standstill alter bump
ing on the ties 200 feet. A search wns made
for the cause of the accident, and it was
discovered that fish-plates and spikes had
lioen removed from the rails and thrown in
the weeds of the embankment. A crowbar,
and other tools with which the work had
been dono, were found. There is no doubt
that the purpose of the fiends was to nil)
the train. A freight train, following close
behind, was stopiied a few yards from the
derailed passenger train, and thus what
might have been a horrible disaster was
Paris, Aug. 24. —Disgusting scenes are
taking place on Place Rouquette, where
5,000 roughs are camping out awaiting the
execution of Franzini. The mob are sing
ing indecent songs in reference to ITonaiui.
who, on being awakened by the noise, asked
the warden what was the cause of it, und
' was told that it was occasioned bv a strike.
IRELAND FEE FROM CRIME.
The Brains of England Opposed to
London, Aug. 24. —Mr. Gladstone, Sir
William Vernon Hareourt, Earl Spencer,
Mr. Arnold aud Mr. John Murley had a
long conference this morning with refer
ence to the proclamation of the National
Gladstone, Sir G. O. Trevelyan and sixty
other Liberal members of Parliament have
promised to attend a Lilieral JiOagne demon
stration at Alexandria Palace on Sept. 5.
AN OPEN AIR MEETING.
An open-air meeting wits held at West
minster this evening tor the purpose of de
nouncing the government’s action in pro
claiming the league.
Mr. Bigggnr, member of Parliament from
West. Cavan, delivered an address, and was
followed by Sir William Vernon Hareourt.
The latter quoted Mr. Chamberlain’s
statement of Saturday to the
effect that Ireland was free from
crime. “And vet,” continued the speaker,
"Mr. Chamberlain und Mr. Collings, who
were opposed to coercion after the Phoenix
Park murders, countenance coercion now
when Ireland is tranquil, even without local
government which they formerly insisted
upon as an essential accompaniment. Mr.
Chamberlain seems to like the principle but
not the application of coercion. lam glad
there is so much old leaven ieft in him.”
London, Aug. 25, 4 a. m.— All the Par
nell ites will return to London to-day in
readiness for tho debate this evening. No
tice was given in the House of Commons
yesterday of a resolution “That an humble
address be presented to the Queen, repre
senting that tho Viceroy of Ireland lias pro
claimed the National League a dangerous
association; that no information lias been
furnished Parliament to justify tho
proclamation, by virtue of which
her majesty’s subjects are to lie rendered
liable to be punished as criminals without
judicial inquiry into the nature of their
acts and that this Hous;, in tho absence of
such information, prays that said proclama
tion shall not continue in force as the asso
ciation named and described therein." Mr.
Balfour will follow Mr. Gladstone to-night
and Mr. Trevelyan will move to adjourn
A NATIONALIST ELECTED.
Dublin, Aug. 24.— Thcogorman Mahon
(Nationalist) has boon elected without op
position to the seat in the House of Com
mons for Carlow made vacant by tho death
of J. A. Blake.
The Ennis Board of Guardians has
adopted an official resolution defying the
government's proclamation against the Na
tional licague and exhorting all Boards of
Guardians to advance the principles of the
William O’Brien has been summoned to
appear before a Magistrate for making in
flammatory speeches at Mitchelltowu on
Aug. 9 and 10.
THE MISSING BOAT SAFE.
A German Vessel Lande the Thirteen
People at Falmouth.
London, Aug. 24.—The City of Mon
treal’s missing lxiat has been picked up, and
the seven passengers and six members of
the crew who were in it are safe and well.
The rescue was made by a German vessel
Mathilda, which arrived at Falmouth
to-day with tho thirteen survivors on
The lxiat was rescued on Aug. 15. The
survivors say that on the first day after
leaving the steamer they experienced very
rough weather. They had a plentiful sup
ply of bread and meat, but, very little
water. Asa consequence they suffered
badly from thirst. The weather was hot,
and this greatly contributed to their dis
comfort. When rescued they were in lati
tude 42° 54" north and longitude 40 20” west.
passed by a steamer.
The rescued men say that when their boat
left the burning steamer there were fifteen
persons on board. Finding it too crowded,
tw r o persons jumped aboard another boat.
There was only half a keg of water in the
boat, and that was bad. There was no sail
aboard and no means for signaling
passing vessels. The boat was nearly
swamped twice, and the men had a hard
struggle to keep her afloat by hailing. On
Thursday they sighted a steamer and pulled
toward her, signaling with jackets and
handkerchiefs, but the steamer passed on
without seeing them. Friday they sighted
another vessel and pulled toward it and
found that it was the City of Montreal still
burning. They tried to board her to obtain
more water, but her plates were too hot.
They drifted until Monday, when they were
rescued by the Mathilde. They laud the
kindness of tho Mathilde. captain and crew.
TURKEY VERY TART.
The Porte Telegraphs the Prince of
Constantinople, Aug. 24,—The Porte
has telegraphed to Prince Ferdinand that it
disapproves of his entry into Bulgaria with
out the sanction of the Porte and powers.
Russia’s reply to the last circular of the
Porte suggested that an (Htoinan commis
sion and a Russian General should go to
Sofia to secure jointly and in a
legal manner the election of a now
Sobranje, which should elwt a now
Prince. Tills proposal being submitted to
the powers, was sanctioned by France anil
Germany, but disapproved of by the other
(lowers, who advised the Porte to adopt a
policy of moderation and to await events.
M. Vulkovitcli, the Bulgarian agent, has
banded to the Porte a telegram from Prinoe
Ferdinand expressing las devotion to the
Sultan, aud asking jx-rmission to come to
Constantinople topuy hil homage in (xunon.
Kiamil Pasha, the Prime Minister, will
reply to the telegram informing the Prinoe
that the .Sultan cannot accede to nis proposi
Rome, Aug. 24. —La Hi farina advocates
the recognition of Prince Ferdinand by the
(lowers in tho interest of European (xiace.
Italy's reply to the poute.
Rome, Aug. 24.—The government has
replied to the Porte’s note that Italy con
siders tho election of Prince Ferdinand to
the throne of Bulgaria legal, but that hi*
assumption of power is contrary to the Ber
lin treaty. Tne reply expresses the hope
that the powers will succeed in affecting a
pacific solution of the problem.
THE PRINCE DEPRESSED.
London, Aug. 25, 4 a. m. —The Standard's
correspondent at Hofla says; “Prince Ferdi
nand is depressed in consequence of tlx*
isolation in which he finds himself at home
England's Itching Palm.
Paris, Aug. 24. La. Soleil any* England's
opposition to France’s annexation of the
New Hebrides is due to a desire for com
pensation which France could easily grant
and quickly terminate the difficulty.
Emperor William Better.
Berlin, Aug. 24.—Emperor William was
well enough yesterday to take a drive.
Today be witnessed the annual footing
contests of the officers of the First (luaxlu
NO REST FOR THE CROOKS
THE CONFERENCE'S RECOMMEND
ATIONS TO CONGRESS.
A Proposition to Prescribe a Certain
Grade of Crime Below Which No Ex
tradition Should Be Had, Voted
Down-No Time Limit to be Fixed-
New York, Aug. 24. —In the Interstate
Extradition Conference to-day Judge Mont
gomery, of Georgia, chairman of the Com
mitteo on Law, brought in a report recom
mending certain enactments as proper sub
jects for Congressional action with a view
to the attainment of simplicity aud uni
formity in the extraditing of criminals.
The report was accepted and laid on tho
tablo for discussion seriatim. The first
article of tho Law Committee's report ran
Recommended that sections 5278 and 5279
of the acts of Congress of 1793 be so amended
as to prescribe a certain grade of crime
below which no extradition should be bad.
This recommendation was negatived, the
conference passing u resolution that it would
lie inexpedient to limit the signification of
constitutional treason, felony or other
NO TIME LIMIT.
Article 2, recommending a specific limit
to the time for a demand for extradition,
except iu crimes of murder aud treason, was
rejected, as was article 3, which recom
mended that intention to evade punish
meut must he proved before a demand for
extradition tie considered.
Article 4 was also rejected. It pro
vided that a fugitive be arrested and held
under bail on the warrant of the Governor
of the State, issued on the affidavit male
liefore a justice, the prisoner not to Ixi ex
tradited until indicted by a grand jury.
Article 5, recommending that the fugi
tives not Ixi extradited without being offered
an opportunity of bringing habuus corpus
proceedings, was adopted.
In the sharp debates which took place
over the sixth, sexenth, eighth, ninth and
tenth articles, the principal speakers were
L. J. Rusk, son of the Governor of Wiscon
sin; Edward McGuinuess, Secretary of
State for Rhode Island; Goodwin Brown
Boykin Wright, of Georgia. Alter discus
sion tho eleventh article of tho report was
adopted iu the following form:
Recommended, Tlml upon the surrender
of the accused, he shall not lie subjected to
urrest during his enforced stay, nor for a
reasonable time thereafter, for a prior of
fense committed in the demanding State.
The Committee on Rules and i’r<x*edure
submitted a code, which was adopted and
referred back to the committee for the pur
pose of supplementing it tiy additional pro
visions. Gn motion of Boykin Wright this
committee was requested to incorporate the
result of its deliberations into a series of en
actments which will be acted upon by the
conference and subsequently submitted to
Gov. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, at the con
clusion of the meeting, invited the dele
gates to attend the centennial celebration of
the adoption of the constitution iu Phila
delphia, Sept. 17.
TUETONB AND CELTS.
The Row Over Language in the Catho
lic Church Growing More Bitter.
Chicago, Aug. 24.—The Germans in Chi
cago and throughout the Northwest gen
erally are very indignant over the alleged
attitude of the Irish clorgy in regard to the
coming convention of Gorman Catholics in
Chicago. Interviews with IrUh-American
priests and bishops, and extracts from semi
official church organs, in which the opinion
thut the German language should be pro
hibited in Catholic churches and schools,
is expressed, have been reproduced here and
have drawn out bitter comments from the
German newspapers. The Illinois Staals
Eel tuny has this to say on the subject;
“For many years the German-Americans
lxilonging to the Catholic church have had
their conferences and their conventions
without its occurring to any one to com
plain that German was their mother tongue.
WONDERING AND OBJECTING.
“Suddenly it dawns upon tho Irish to won
der and object, three follows who themselves
were horn out of America, whose native
language is the Celtic and who, us servants,
have only adopted tho language of their
oppressors. 'These undertake to prevent
tne Germans sharing among themselves the
use of their mother tongue.” The
Staats Xritung then quotes from
an article published in the Cath
olic Advocate , of Louisville, in
which the German language is compared hi
the grunts of swine. In conclusion the
paper says: “If the coming convention does
not bring out the sentiment of the Germans
on this subject in sharp contrast with the
xhame'essnexs of the Irish, if there the Ger
man Catholics do not take as firm a stand
as the Irish have taken, they should, with
out delay, and as a badge of their servitude
to the t fish, put a Me or an O’ liefore their
NEGRO FREES MASONS.
Several Papers Read at the Conven
tion at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 24,—Tho convention of
negro Masons reassembled to-day. J. Hugo
Johnson, of Virginia, presented an interest
ing paper on “The true statue of negro
Masonry in America.” Several equally
well sustained orations were delivered. This
convention is presided over by Moses
A. Clark, with W. B. Watson as
Secretary. There are thirty-two regularly
appointed delegates from fifteen States, anil
some of the other .States are represented by
Eroxy. The number is still further swelled
y half a hundred visitors. Among the
subjects discussed were the following: “The
Analogy of Craft Masonrv to Christian
Religion,” “Comity Among Grand Lodges,”
and “Tlie Relation of Capitulary aud Chlv
alric to Hymbnlic Masonry if any.” Tho
convention will last two days longer.
RAILS RUIN KIVEUMKN.
Traffic on the Upper Miusouri a Dead
Cock in the Pit.
Chicago, Aug. 24. —A special from
Pierre, Dak., says: “The completion of the
Munitolia road to Fort Benton has ruined
river traffic on the Upper Missouri. Tho
steamer Benton passed South to St. Louis
to-day, and informed the correspondent,
that other boats are following. All except
four will enter the sugar and cotton trade
on the lower Mississippi, and the only traffic
thut will amount.to anything will he* liewcen
Bismarck and Sioux City, with headquarters
The National Editorial Association.
Washington, Aug. 21.—Pursuant to the
call of its President, C. H. Jones, of Jack
sonville, Flu., the annual meeting of the
National Editorial Association will convene
at Denver, Col., Tuesday, Sept. 13. The
date was originally fixed for Sept. 0. hut it
hjw been nnstrenin one week
CRASHES ON THE RAIL.
An Engineer's Misapprehension of
Orders Causes Two Deaths.
Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 24.—Immi
grant train No. 83, coming west on the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad this morning at 8
o'clock ran into a freight train at Easton
siding, twenty miles east of this city. A1
Smith, engineer of the immigrant train,
and Isaac Arbuthnot, liis fireman, were in
stantly killed. The engineer und fireman of
the freight train are only slightly in
jured. Fifteen of the immigrants are
seriously, but none are fatally hurt. They
have been taken to Cameron for surgical
attention. Smith and Arbuthnot lived in
Wheeling, where they have families. The
accident was the result of a misapprehen
sion of orders on the part of the engineer of
the freight train, who thonght lie liad the
right of way, and pulled out of the siding
just as the immigrant train came up.
JUMPED THE TRACK.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 21.—A Connells
villo, Pa., special says: “The Baltimore and
Ohio express train, which left Pittsburg at it
o’clock last night, jumped the track at
Hermitage station, six miles oast of Con
nellsville, at 1 o’clock this morning, badly
wrecking the engine and baggage cars,
which went over an embankment. One
passenger coach was derailed, but none of
the (mssotigors were injuied. The train
men escaped by jumping, the only person
hurt being the fireman, who broke his leg.”
PAYING BACK THE CHATSWORTH FARES.
Chicago, Aug. 24. —The Timex’Cartilage,
111., special says: “Toledo, Peoria and West
ern railroad officials are refunding the
amount exfiended for the Niagara excur
sion tickets to persons in Hancock county
tvho were In the Chatsworth wreck.
No suits for damage to person
or effects have been commenced by any
survivors In Hancock county.”
FLAMES IN A FOUNDRY.
The Works of the Martin’s Ferry Com
pany Completely Destroyed.
Wheeling, W. VA.,Aug. 24. —Early this
morning Are broke out in the Martin’s
Ferry stove works in the north end of the
town. When discovered it had gained such
headway that it was evident that the entire
works would lie destroyed. The foundry
was a substantial brick t structure, and con
tained 1,000 finished stoves liesides a full
line of the latest patterns. The fire is sup
posed to have been of incendiary origin.
The loss is about $50,000. The insurance is
BURNED TO DEATH IN A BARN.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 24.—About 3:30
o’clock this morning a Darn in which the
horses belonging to tho city police force are
kept, was set on Are, and a man put! four
horses were burned to death Shortly after
the Aames were put out the charred remains
were found to be those of Col. G. C. Graves,
Lieutenant Colonel of the Second lowa
Cavalry, and Brigadier General of the Kan
sas National Guards under Gov. (Hick’s
administration. He had taken lodging in
the barn for the night, and was burned to
A PEST LEFT BY A DROUGHT.
Over 200 People Die in a Month in a
Chicago, Aug. 24.—A special from Hin
ton, W. Va., says: “Information received
here from McDowell county is to the effect
that a dreadful state of affairs exists in that
portion of the State and Southwestern Vir
ginia. The drought has made the waters
very low, and a peculiar disease, which has
several times previously followed this con
dition, and which is supposed to be the re
sult of minerals in the water, has broken
out. In the 1 load Horse Cave neighlxirhood
there are over 100 cases, with 80 deaths.
Not a family has escaped. Crops are
neglected and farm work is at a stand still,
as it. ■♦quires the entire time of every indi
vidual able to labor to care for the sick and
dead. It is estimated 200 people have died
in McDowell county alone in the last four
weeks from the disease.
FIGHT OF THE FISHERMEN.
Police Wound Four Relgians Who
Seized English Boats.
Ostend, Aug. 24. —Two of the men
wounded in the affray yesterday between
Belgian and English fishermen have since
died. A number of the Belgian fishermen
to-day seized two Euglish boats, and refused
to give them up. Tlioy were fired ii|Hm by
the jsilice and four of them wo’re wounded,
The rioting was renewed later in the day.
In endeavoring to quell the disturbance the
authorities resorted to the use of artillery,
killing two of the rioters and wounding
several, four seriously. The civic guards
have been superseded by military detach
ments who nave taken possession of the
quays. A proclamation has been issued
forbidding tlie assembling of crowds.
A CHURCH SCANDAL.
Rev. Olazebrook’a Name Coupled with
that of a Woman.
Middletown, Conn., Aug. 24. —The
Episcopal Bishop of Now Jersey has been
asked to investigate a scandal affecting the
character of Itev. Mr. Glazebroojc, a sum
mer resident, who has been charged by
several eye witness*** with conduct at this
place unbecoming a minister. A woman is
concerned In the affair. Itev. Glaze
brook is rector of St. James’ church
at Elizalx-th. lie was a chaplain in the
Confederate army, and was "huplain of tho
University of Virginia. He departed to
day for Elizabeth, to ask the vestrymen of
Ills church to investigate the charges, which
be denounces as infamously false.
TRACK MEN RUN DOWN.
Two Instantly Killed and Another Ex
pected to Dio.
Scranton, Pa., Aug. 21. On the Lehigh
Valloy railroad at ltnnsom Township at
noon to-day, a pony engine on which were
General Superintendent Stevenson of the
Lehigh rood, Koadmaster John M. Hahm,
8. G. QoU&M and fowl* M. Hall, ol Fo
wnnda, while rounding a curve ran into a
gang of five track men and instantly killed
two men and fatally injured another. The
men hod just left the up truck to await a
freight train. Tho freight train was about!
half its length past the men when they were
struck by tlm Superintendent's engine. The
engine was going at the rate of twenty
miles an hour.
Course of the Cyclone.
Washington, Aug. 24 —The sigiml office
reports that the cyclone previously noted is
apparently central off the South Atlantic
coust, moving slowly Northeast, causing
dangerous Northeast gales off the North
Washington, Aug. 24.—Secretary Fair
child will leave Washington to-morrow for
a month’s vacation. During his aliseuce As
sistant Secretary Thompson will act as Bee
r/sirv •( Trottxtirv.
I PRICE ft 10 A YEAR. I
j 0 CENTRA COPY.}’
PENSION PAPERS STOLEN.
A CLERK IN THE OFFICE AND A
The Latter Says it is a Plot to Injure
Him in Retaliation for Once Having
Discharged the Thief from His Em
ploy -He Denies Receiving the Pur
Washington, Aug. 34.—Allen Ruther
ford, a lawyer of high standing and exten
sive practice in this city, and formerly an
Auditor of the Treasury Department under
President Grant, was arrested to-day upon a
charge of receiving certain records stolen
from the Pension office. Richard Bnunor,
a clerk in the Surving Soldier’s division of
the Pension office, was also arrested charged
with stealing the records in question. The.
missing imperii were the records of the service
of surviving soldiers, which had been copied
into the books of the Pension Office. Their
loss is, therefore, of little moment to the
Pension Office, hut their possession is as
sumed to lie of consequence to a claim agent
with an extensive practice. Rutherford
gave hail in #3,000. and was at once released,
out Brumer, in default of bail, was locked
Brumer has declined to employ counsel
and say* he is willing to plead guilt.v to the
abstraction of the (Miners, hut he dec ares
that he had no purpose of robbing lue gov
ernment of anything of value. Their pos
sible value to a claim agent was suggested
to him by tho fact that Rutherford was ;n
the habit of sending to the Pension Offloo
for information contained in these papers,
and inasmuch as it was the practice of tho
office to destroy tho originals after they
had been copied he thought it no harm to
lake them. He suggested to Rutherford
that these records would be of great ser
vice to his office, and sava
much trouble, and Mr. Rutherford
agreed witli him, and thought no harm
could come from taking papers which were
so soon to be destroyed thereafter. From
time to time, up to about u year ago, Bru
mer says lie sent packages of papers to
Rutherford. He declares that he nevet re
ceived any compensation for this service.
Rutherford terms his arrest an outrage,
which comes upon him like a thunderbolt.
He declares that he never received one of.
the stolen papers, nor made any arrange
ment in respect to them. It would bo ab
surd, he says, for a man in his position to
put ids liberty in jeopardy to get informa
tion which he could have for the asking
by sending to tho (tension office. At the
time he was said to have been receiving the
(Milters his chief clerk, Otto J. H. Htein was
practically managing his business. I Mist
July he detected Stein in certain surrepti
tious practices and discharged him, since
when Htein has tried to injure him. If any
arrangement was made, he says, Htein made
it, and if the patters were received Htein re
ceived them. He attributes the charge and
his arrest to Htein’s malevolence.
Rtßherford and Brumer were comrades
duriug the late war, both having been mem-
Iters of the Now York Seventh Regiment.
Brumer expected to lose his position when
the present administration came into power
and in that anticipation he had spoken to
Rutherford. The latter Imd promised to
assist him in finding employment, and out
of gratitude, Brumer says, he suggested and
undertook to perform a friendly service in
return. The cases will come up in the
police court to-morrow.
An Address Expressing Sympathy
Sent to the Deposed, Priest.
Pittsburg, Aug. 34.—Rev. Father*
Ryan, of Memphis, and Bremer, of New
Orleans, were in the city to-night on their
way East. To a Commercial Gazelle's re
porter they stated that they were going to
New York, anrl would present a memorial
signed by many Catholics of the South to
Rev. Father MeGlynn. The papier tenders
the latter their sympathy and expresses the
hope that lie will soon Ite reinstated to the
priesthood. Fathers ityuii and Bremer will
also visit Archbishop Corrigun and protest
against the excommunication of rather
TWO POLICEMEN SHOT.
, One of Got ham's Typical Toughs Runs
Amuck In the Streets
New York, Aug. 34.—A young tough
named Dinen, while resisting arrest this
morning, fired two shots at Policeman
Pliillilts, one of which shattered the officer's
hand. Dinen then started on a run, with
Officers Phillips, (iaffnoy and McDonnell in
pursuit. The |tolice opened fire on the fugi
tive, anil he emptied hiR revolver three
times at his pursuers. Officer McDonnell
received a dangerous wound in the breast.
Dinen was finally overtaken and clubbed
until unconscious, when he was taken to
tho station house.
Bucket Shops Must Go.
Chicago, Aug. 34.—A1l the wires of the
Postal Telegraph Company were to-day
summarily removed from the Board of
Trade. A. M. Wright, President of the
ftoard, gave tho order. He says the Postal
Company was not only defying the board by
continuing to furnish market quotations to
I tucket shops, but wus preparing to extend
its business of this class. Mr. Wright iriti
inated that similar action may be taken to
morrow against the wires of the Baltimore
and Ohio Company.
The Ural Gold Mines.
Ht. Petersburg, Aug. 34.— 1 t is rumored
that a powerful syndicate of American capi
talists, headed by one of the VanderbilA, is
negotiating with the government for per
missiou to work the TTral gold mines. The
syndicate, it is said, will pay a yearly rental
tit the government, and will greatly increase
the production of tho mines. The Borsen
Zeituny says Berlin financiers think there
is somo basis for the report.
A Raft Hand Drowned.
Hardreville, H. C., Aug. 34.—A negro
named Walker, while rafting timber yes
terday in Heartstine croek, near the rail
road trestle, lost bis balance and fell over
istard and wus drowned, lie came up only
once and Hank again before assistance could
Lamar A eked for Troops.
Denver. Aug. 34. —Gov. Adams to-day
telegraphed Sii retary Lamar asking him to
instruct. Gen. Crook to semi troops into Gar
field and Routt counties for the purpose ol
driving Coiorow and his Imiiiil of renegade
L'tcsbuck to their reservation and keeping
Gen. Black 111.
Weirs, N. H. Aug 34.—Gen. John C.
Black, Commissioner of Pensions, who is a
guest of the New Hanijwhlre veterans, U re
ported quite ill with inflammatory rheuma
tism at the residence of Hon. Btilson Hutch
ins, and bus been attended by three phy.
fi it as