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STANFORD STILL SILENT.
JUSTICE FIELD UPHOLDS HIM IN
The Investigating Committee Cannot
Legally Call on the Judiciary to Help
it [Compel Witnesses to Testify—The
Principles Involved Obnoxious to
Sax Francisco, Aug. 29.—Justice Field,
of the United States Supreme Court, deliv
ered his opinion this morning in the matter
of the petition of the Pacific Railway Com
mission to compel Senator Leland Stanford
to answer the commissioners’ questions re
specting the management of the Central
Pacific railway, and particularly to
explain certain vouchers of the
railway company, whether any money
represented in certain unexplained vouchers
was used to influence national or State leg
islation. The matter was argued before
Judge Field, sitting with the United States
Circuit Judge Sawyer and United States
District Judges Hoffman and Sabin last
THE CHIEF QUESTION.
The chief question raised was to deter
mine the power of the Railway Commission
to compel the witness in question to answer
their queries. The decision of Justice
Field was as follows: “The motion for a
peremptory order to a witness to answer the
interrogatories propounded by the Railway
Commission has been fully argued and
everything which could be said in its favor
has been ably presented by the United States
Attorney either in ora! or printed argu
ments. ’ln resisting the motion, the counsel
of the respondent have not confined them
selves to the discussion of the propriety and
necessity of the interrogatories and the suf
ficiency' of the answers given by him, but
tliev have assailed the validity of the act
creating the commission, so far as it au
tnomes an examination into the private
affaire of the directors, officers and em
ployes of the Central Pacific Railroad Com
pany, and confers the right to invoke the
power of the Federal courts in aid of the
general investigation ordered.
‘ Impressed with the gravity of the ques
tions presented, we have given to them all
the consideration in our power. The Pa
cific Railway Commission, created under
the act of March 30,1887, is not a judicial
body. It possesses no judicial power. It can
determine no right to the government or of
the companies whose affairs it investigates;
these rights will remain subjects of judicial
inquiry and determination as fully as
though the commission had never been
created and in such inquiry its report to
the President, of its action, will not be even
admissible as evidence of any matters in
vestigated. It is a mere board of inquiry
directed to obtain information upon
certain matters, and to report the
result of its investigations to the President;
also to lay the same beforo Congress in the
progress of its investigations, and in fur
therance of them it is in terms authorized
to invoke the aid of the courts of the United
Stales, in requiring the attendance and tes
timony of witnesses and their production
of books, papers and documents; and the
act provides that the Circuit or District
Court of the United States, within which
occurs the contumacy or refusal of any
person to obey a subpoena do him, may
issue an order requiring such persons to ap
pear before the Commissioners and produce
books and papers and give evidence touch
ing the matters in question.
“Of all the rights of a citizen, few' are of
greater importance, or more essential to his
peace and happiness, than the right of per
sonal security, and that involves not merely
protection of his person from assault, but
exemption of his private affairs, books and
paper* 1 1 om the inspection and scrutiny of
others. Without die enjoyment of this
right all other rights would lose half their
va.ue The law provides for com
pulsory production in the progress
of judicial proceedings, or by
direct suit for that purpose, of such docu
ment* as affect the interest of others, and
also in certain cases for seizure of crimi
nating papers necessary for the prosecution
if offenders against public justice, and only
iu one of these ways can they be obtained
and their contents made known against the
"'ll! of the owners. In the recent case of
Boyd vs. the United States (118 U. S.)
the Supreme Court held that the
provision of the law of Congress
which authorized the courts of
the United States in revenue cases on
motion of the government attorney to re
quire the defendant or claimant to produce
in court his private books, invoices and
papers, or that the allegations of the at
torney respecting them should be taken as
confessed, was unconstitutional and void as
applied to suits for penalties, or to estab
lish forfeiture of a party’s goods.
WHAT JUSTICE BRADLEY SAID.
“The court, speaking by Justice Bradley,
taid: “Any compulsory discovery by ex
torting a party’s oath or compelling the
production of hi; private books and papers
to convict him of a crime or to forfeit his
property is contrary to the principles of
lice government. It is abhorrent to the in
stincts of an ' Englishman. It is abhorred
to the instincts of American. It may
suit, the purpose of despotic power, but it
cannot abide the pure atmosphere of politi
cal liberty and personal freedom.’ The
lnnguuge t hus used has reference, it is true,
to tiie compulsory production of papers as a
foundation for criminal proceedings; but it
w applicable to any such production
01 private books and papers of a
parly otherwise than in the course of
judicial proceedings or direct suit for that
purjHihe. It ri a forcible intrusion into and
compulsory exposure of one’s private affairs
and papers without judicial process, or in
course of proceedings, which is contrary to
the principles of free government, and ab
horrent to the instincts of Englislunon and
Americans. In Kilbourne Thonqison (113
■ K. !68) we have the decision of the Su
premo Court of the United States
tlint neither House of Congress had
power to make inquiries nito the
private affairs of citizens. In that ease the
|r’ m J’i Jay Cooke it Cos. were debtors of
the United States, and it was alleged that
they were interested in a real estate pool in
tiie city of Washington, and that the trus
.o°! thrir estate and effects had made a
ettlement of their interests with the a-so
iiites 0 f firm pQ tlie disadvantage and
' lss of numerous creditors, including the
government of the United Htntos.
.. *he House of Representatives, by resolu
"n reciting the facts, authorized the
cuKor to appoint a committee of live to
“'I, re into the matter and the history of
real estate pool, mid the character of
i„ , ‘H lenient with the amount of property
yy 'ived in which Jay Coo' e & Cos. were in
i'." ' and the amount paid or to bo paid
said settlenient, with newer to send
1,, I“i son.'- and papers, nnd to report, to the
r,TI e commission was appointed and
uoii pjocimdod to make the in
''“'.'“‘'tea. A subpsena was issued to
tii ri- t ' l ‘h°urne. commanding him to appear
*"/*■ ’he coa:iaaion to testify an 1 t>e ex
at uo<l - touching the matters to be inquired
" Bl)f ' bring with him tvrtaiu desiuiialad
reports, papers and maps relating to the in
quiry. Kilbourne appeared before the
commission and was asked to state the names
of five members of the real estate pool
and whore each resided. He re
fused to answer the questions or
to produce the books which had
been required. The committee reported the
matter to the House, and it ordered the
Speaker to issue his warrant directing the
Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest Kilbourne and
bring him before the bar of the House to
answer why he should not be punished
for contempt. On being brought
before the House Kilbourne persisted
in his refusal to answer the question and to
produce the books and papers required. He
was thereupon held to be in contempt and
was committed to the custody of the Ser
geant-at-arms until he should signify his
willingness to appear before the committee
and answer subpoena duces tecum, and it
was ordered that the Sergeant-at-arms
should cause him to be confined in the com
mon jail in the District of Columbia.
SUED THE SPEAKER.
“Upon his release he sued the Speaker of
the House and Sergeant-at-Arms for his
forcible arrest and confinement. The de
fendants pleaded the facts recited, to which
the plaintiff demurred. The demurrer was
overruled and judgment was affirmed as to
ail the defendants except the Sergeant-at-
Arms. They being members of the House,
were held to be protected from prosecu-,
tion for their action, but, as Thompson’s
judgment was reversed and the case re
manded for further proceedings in the
Supreme Court, he case received great
consideration, and it was held that the sub
ject matter of the investigation was judicial
and not legislative, and there was no power
in Congress or in either house on allegations
that an insolvent debtor of the United
States was not interested in a private busi
ness partnership to investigate the affaire of
the partnership, and consequently no au
thority to compel the witness to testify on
“The court, therefore, declines to make an
order compelling the officers to answer
questions, and also declines to make an or
der giving the commission access to the
books of the various construction com
A SPIN FOR THE THISTLE.
She Takes a Trial Trip Over the Com
ing Race Course.
New York, Aug. 29. —The Thistle’s decks
this morning presented a busy scene. Her
skipper was making preparations for his
first spin over the course where he expects
to make a sturdy effort for the America’s
cup. Just as the anchor was about tripped
one of the crew, who has been in
this city, arrived and announced the safe
arrival after a stormy and eventful passage
of the yacht Mohican at Halifax. The
crew, in fact ail hands, were so elated at
the news that they let the anchor and every
thing else go in order to give three times
three rousing cheers. No one, unless hold
ing a written order from Mr. Bell, will be
allowed to sail on the sloop.
GETTING INTO DEEP WATER.
About the time that the eager lookers
from laud gave up as a bad job the attempt
to see what more the Thistle was doing,
Oapt. Barr hail the big spinnaker hauled
down to the boom. That helped her some
what, but, as the wind lightened soon after,
the great side sail was set, the extra canvass
was taken in, and the reach for the point of
Sandy Hook was made. Going out to deep
water the Thistle made the Scotland light
ship, but as Capt. Barr now felt sure that
the wind would let up before long the boat
was put about for home. She had pretty
nearly a dead beat back to Tompkinsville.
She stood under the sails that stie started
out with and took it easy all the way home.
Although there was no apparent effort to
make the sailor's lend an “extra hand” in
the work the boat always went in stays
quickly and when she came up into the
wind it was invariably in a steady,
positive manner that made
the onlookers think that she was a mighty
handy boat. The same appearance of log
giness marked the Thistle’s lieating back,
but she got hoineat 4:25 o’clock in tacks that
were simple to her, and which showed that
she could go in stays quickly when not urged.
None of our yachts accompanied her over or
met her on the course. The Shamrock
started out. just as the Thistle was prepared
to drop anchor. The Thistle’s mainsail
seams too big along the mast. Capt. Barr
says the day was satisfactory, except in that
the yacht's' bottow was dirty.
WOOD WORKERS BURNED OUT.
The Loss $240,000 and the Insurance
Detroit, Aug. 29.—Early this morning
at DeLary, eight miles west of here,
fire broke out in the dry kiln
of the Anchor Manufacturing Com
pany. An alarm was given just as the men
were aliout to begin work, and the fire ex
tinguishing apuaratus was brought into im
mediate use. The buildings were filled with
shavings, and other inflammable material
used in making barrels, and the flames
spread rapidly. An extra engine was sent
from this city.
The works were almost completely des
troyed. Three times the railroad bridge
over the river was on fire. Big sheets of
flames shot, across the railroad track and
caught fivo cars that were standing on a
siding. Aliout fifty feet of track was
twisted so as to prevent traffic until new
track can be laid. A large lot of lumber
for use in the building of the
new Michigan Central Bridge was
destroyed. Two engines sent from
Detroit saved the new hoop mill and the
boiler rooms. The Lake Shore road has
resumed business and the other roads use
the Lake. Shore track. The losses aggre
gate $240,000. The company recently
passed into the control of Peter Havemeyer
<fc Sons, of New York. Four hum Iml and
three hands are thrown out of employment.
The insurance is srtl,ooo The works will
be rebuilt at once with brick.
A SAW MILL BURNED.
Cincinnati, Aug. 29.—Fire at Levanna,
Brown county, 0.. to-day destroyed the
large steam saw mill of Pritchard A Kilpat
rick. The loss is estimated at §OO,OOO. The
town had no fire department.
ON A BURNING BRIDGE.
A Freight Train In a Peril Similar to
That at Chatsworth.
Cambridge, 0., Aug. 29.—This morning
as a freight train on the Cleveland and
Marietta railroad neared Oldham s trestle,
four miles norih of Cambridge, the bridge
was seen to be on fire. The engineer called
for brakes, but as the trainmen thought it
was too late to save the train
several of them jumped. Fireman
William Adams bad a leg broken and was
otherwise hurt. Ho may die. Other jump
ing trainmen were severely injured. Ihe
engine and all the train except th ee cars
passed ov©r th© trwtle, sixty Feet of whu'h
tell with the last three cars, dropping them
forty-seven feet. The cause of the fire is
Tired of Rebelltff n.
Simla, Aug. 29. -New* from Afghani*
tan reports that the Sotals have atondoned
tli* rehellion and returned home.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1887.
ERIN’S ARMY OF POLICE.
THE FORCE INCREASING AS THE
Mr. Dillon Enters a Protest Against
Squandering the Peoples’ Money on
Bluecoats—Secretary Balfour Claims
That it is the Result of the Work of
London, Aug. 29.—1n the House of Com
mons this evening, on motion to grant
£732,315 for the purpose of completing the
credit for the Irish police service, Mr. Dil
lon protested against the constant mere use
of the expenses of the police in Ireland. Al
though the population had decreased 200,000
since 1880, the cost of the police service had
increased over £250,000. This waste of
the public money was not due to
crime. The monstrous and corrupt police
force was kept up to evade the provisions
of the mutiny act by maintaining a larger
military force than was sanctioned by Par
liament. The law was not enforced and
rents were not collected, and the only effect
of employing the police was to create wide
spread disaffection and to exasperate the
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
said that he would not deny that the cost of
the police force of Ireland was largely in
excess of that of England. He asserted
that the responsibility for this state of af
fairs rested on those who were doing their
bost to foment the discontent in Ireland.
Mr. Sexton said he believed that Ireland
was the only country in the world where,
with a steadily decreasing population, there
existed a steadily increasing police force to
overawe the people.
Mr. Dillon asked on what principle the
two resident magistrates to try William
O’Brien would be selected by the govern
ment and when their names would be an
Col. King Harmon, Under Secretary for
Ireland, said the case would be tried by
magistrates in the usual way and in confor
mity with the crimes act, “but that it was
not customary to announce the names of the
magistrates in such cases.
After nine hours’ discussion the vote for
the Irish constabulary was carried by 107
the discussion to be prolonged.
The Parnelites are determined that Par
liament shall not rise until a decision shall
have been reached in the case of Mr.
O’Brien, and began to-night what promises
to be a prolonged discussion of the Irish esti
mates. Even by resorting to the cloture
rule the government will he unable to
balk their purpose. Mr. O’Brien’s trial
opens on Sept. 8. Any attempt, by the pros
ecution to strain the meaning of the crimes
act as a fleeting Mr. O’Brien’s case will be
the occasion of a fierce protest by his col
leagues in Parliament. The Conservative
whips will be obliged to keep twenty mem
bers within hail to prevent a surprise.
GLADSTONE’S ELECTORAL FACTS.
In the Nineteenth Centura appears an
article by Mr. Gladstone entitled, “Electoral
Facts of 1887,” in which he says that the
general election of 1886 indicated not the
conviction, but the perplexity of the coun
try. He contends that the results
of recent elections are equivalent
to an improved Liberal strength
of 22 per cent., and giving the Conserva
tives the benefit of all doubts, anew elec
tion would leave the latter in a minority of
103. This basis, he continues, is too nar
row to allow of demonstration or the ex
pression of undue confidence on the part of
the Liberals, but viewing the figures In cold
blood a Jrational Tory or dissident will
probably regard them as of marked signifi
cance anft may even begin to inquire in a
reflective temper, “where is all this to end?”
COMING TO this country.
Dublin, Aug. 2 9.—Freeman's .fnnmat
states that Arthur O'Connor, member of
Parliament for Donegal, and Sir Thomas
Henry Grattan Esmonde, member of Par
liament for Dublin county, will visit the
United States in September, nnd address
monster meetings to lie v convened by the
Irish National League of America. Sir
Henry Esmonde is a great-grandson of
Henry Grattan, the famous Irish patriot.
Archbishop Walsh has published a letter
inviting the landlords to appoint a commit
tee to moot a committe of the Irish tenant*
in a round table conference on tho land
A large force of cavalry, and infantry,
and police have left Limerick for the
O'Grady estates, where they will ho en
camped while evictions are being made.
O’GRADY TO EVICT.
Capt. Plunkett urged Mr. O’Grady to
iettle with the tenants on his Hertortstoao
estates, hut without success, and the evic
tions will commence to-morrow. One httn
dred soldiers and 300 policemen are en
camped on the estates m reudiuess to pro
tect the bailiffs in their work of evicting
the tenants. The houses of the tenants are
A LEAGUE MEETING.
A feature of the league meeting to-mor
row will lie the reading of the names of
persons who have joined the league since
it was proclaimed. The list includes the
names of of many Englishmen nnd Seocth
men. Mr. Healy addressed a league meet -
ing at Cork to day. He said that the people
would wipe then- boots with government
proclamations. Irishmen, with thesuppurt
of the English Democracy, hated and
despised the government. Coercion would
entail suffering on the people, but would
proven blessing in disguise.
Eight sub-commissioners havo been np
]>ointed under the new land act. Four of
them are Presbyterians.
PRINCE VICTOR’S MANIFESTO.
He Condemns the Conservatives of
Paris* Aug. 29. —Prince Victor, son of
Prince Jerome Bonaparte, has issued a man
ifesto at Brussels, in which lie condemns the
Conservative party of France for support
ing thu Opportunist cabinet. He describes
the present condition of his party and im
presses his views as to the proper eowse to
oe pursued to accomplish the end in view,
tho restoration of the empire. The mani
festo is remarkable in its failure to make
any mention of Paul do Cnxsagnac, whilom
champion of Bonaparteism.
Sort a, Aug. '29.—Stainhuloff has ad
vised Prince Ferdinand to summon ZaukofT
to form a ministry. A meeting of the
political loaders was held at StombuloflTs
residence to-day. No decision was reached.
Prince Ferdinand will entertain (sixty of the
Raiding officials at dinner to-morrow.
GRANTED AN INDEFINITE LEAVE.
Paris, Aug. 29. —M. Flench, tho French
Consul at Sofia, has been granted a leave
of absence for an indefinite period.
Socialists to Hold a Conference
Berlin. Aug. 29.—The Socialists have is
sued a circular to men bore of the order, in
forming them that a conference of the
leaders of the society will be held abroad in
the autumn. The date for holding the Con
ference and the place wh-re it, will be held
are kept secret.
MANITOBA’S NEW ROAD.
Sir John McDonald Repudiates a State
ment Attributed to Him.
London, Aug. 29.—1n the House of Com
mons this evening Sir Henry Holland, the
colonial secretary, read a cablegram from
Lord Lansdowne, Governor General of
Canada, declaring to be a pure fabrication
the report that Sir John McDonald had
said that he would not hesitate to ask the
aid of im jierial troops to stop the construction
of the Manitoba Railway. Ix>rd Lansdowne
also says in his dispatch: “The Provincial
act for the construction of tho Red River
Railway was disallowed by mo on the nil
vice of responsible advisers, oil the ground
that the proposed line would tap the traffic
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, nnd would
thereby seriously injure the interest of the
whole country, which had submitted to
large sacrifices in order to unite tho prov
inces by a national road.”
Mr. Healy asked whether tho statement
by Sir Henry Holland in reference to Sir
John McDonald extended to the report that
the imperial troops in Canada would bo
concentrated at Winnipeg.
Sir Henry replied that he had the author
ity of M. Stanhope, Secretary of State for
War, that that was also a pure fabrication.
Minneapolis, Aug. 29.—The Journal s
Winnipeg special says: “The grading on
tho Red River Valley railroad is now com
pleted. Mr. Vanhorn, in an interview while
en route East, said that tho Winnipeg press
and certain prominent citizens were preach
ing sedition and annexation under the guise
of commercial union, and that they ought
to be watched. The charge is vigorously
Two Secretaries of Gen. Ferron Dis
closed His Plans.
Toulouse, Aug. 29. —The civil authori
ties of this place have been instructed to
assist the military authorities by providing
supplies and placing all available large
buildings at the disposal of tho troops.
Gen. Ferron, Minister of War, in order to
remedy the premature revelation of tho
plans for the mobilization experiment, is
altering the plans.
Paris, Aug. 29.—Two secretaries of Gen.
Ferron, Minister of War, have heeu arrested
for disclosing to the Figaro the plan for
carrying out the mobilization scheme, and
thus allow'ing its publication contrary to
the government's wishes. The charge
against them is high treason.
Austria’s Corn Market.
Vienna, Aug. 29.—The nation’s corn
market was opened to-day. Reports from
Austria and Hungary show that the wheat,
rye and barley crops are far above
the average. In Hungary the yield of
wheat is 9,500,000 hectolites above the
average, and in Austria 2,250,000 above the
average. Rye is 2,000,000 and barley 4,000,-
000 above the average. The yield of oat*
is 2,000,000 hectolites below tlio average.
The barley is of good quality.
Four Cases and Four Deaths.
London, Aug. 29. —There were four new
cases of cholera nnd four deaths at Malta
during the past twenty-four hours.
Rome, Aug. 29.—T0-day’s cholera returns
are as follows: Palermo,'l4 new cases and
8 deaths; Messina, new cases and 1 death;
Catania, 7 deaths.
An Astronomical Congress.
Kiel. Aug. 29. —The International Astro
nominal Congress opened in this city to-day,
Dr. Anwers presiding. There was a large
attendant*, including astronomers from
America, Austria, France and Sweden.
Gov. Steinman welcomed the delegate* on
behalf of the government, and Prof. Har
sen on behalf of the University of Kiel.
Dr. Anwers, replying to the address of
welcome, thanked the government for the
interest shown in the Congress.
A Conspiracy Against Alfonso.
Madrid, Aug. 29.—A conspiracy against
the government has lieen discovered at
Ponce Porto Rico. Forty persons have
been arrested, including the president of the
Minister Lothrop Has not Resigned.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 29.—The Journal
tie St. Petersburg denies the report that
United States Minister Lothrop has ten
dered his resignation.
Flames on Catherine’s Wharf.
London, Aug. 29.—The upper floors of
the warehouse on Catherine’s wharf,
together with a great quantity of property,
were burned to-day.
A DEATH TRAP RAILROAD.
An Illinois Accident Brings Out Bad
Chicago, Aug. 29.—A Springfield, 111.,
special says: “The Railroad and Ware
house Commission ha* received a letter from
Frank M. Johnson and W. S. Jackson, of
Btreator, who were on the jmsuenger train
going south on the Btreator branch of the
Wabash railroad, which wa* wrecked be
tween Conville and Mauvillo station on
Aug. 9, turning a car with twenty passen
gers over on Its side.
“They say the cause wa* said to be a
broken rail, but that an examination show*
that the ties were too rotten to hold a spike.
Thojs also sent a piece of
rail aliout 20 inches long by
express as a sample of the rails in use be
tween Btreator and Fairburg. Its face is
worn smooth or broken completely off,
leaving only the narrow part which sup
ports the top of the rail for the train to run
over. In conclusion the letter says the road
is no longer fit to lie used for a railroad.
The commissioner will look into the merits
of the complaint at an early day.”
A Child so Abused that Its Limbs Had
to be Amputated.
Chicago, Aug. 29. A special to the
Times from Monroeville, Ind., says: “The
child no brutally abased by Its stepfather,
John Waterside, at Bmlley, near here, died
yesterday from the effects of the cruel
treatment it had received, and for which ho
is now in jail, and his wife will to as soon
as the officer* can find her. The pair took
special delight in maiming the child, and
finally a surgeon had to amputate one arm
and limb weeks after the child
should have had medical aid, which was fur
nished by the order of the township trustee,
who discovered by accident the cruel treat
ment the chi hi was receiving. For two
weeks after the operation whs performed,
the mother would tie tin- little cripple to u
bedstead anil leave it there for tours with
out nursing, lilt bough the child was scream
ing with hung or. The remain* of tto little
on* will be buried by the township trustee*,
and uuieaa Waterside lia* a speedy trial there
is great danger of lynching.'’
COLO RO W’S BAN DFURIOUS
ALL EAGER TO AVENGE THE LOSS
OF PONIES AND SQUAWS.
The Old Chief Threatens the Pale Faces
With Dire Disaster Unless They Re
treat—The Braves 600 Strong and it
Would Require 2,000 Whites to Sub
Denver, Col., Aug. 29.—A telegram
from Meeker by way of Glen wood, says:
“Information has been received thnt in
Thursday's battle with Colorow there were
five whites killed, instead of two, ami four
wounded. Seven Indians and two
squaws were killed and five
wounded. There has lieen no fighting since
Thursday, hut over 000 Indians are camped
within six miles. The Indians are ready to
tight at the least provocation. The loss of
nearly 300 ponies and their squaws
has made them wild and they are
thirsting for revenge. Colorow, it is re
ported, says he can get ‘heap young bucks
from White river, heap Uncompaligre, heap
Navajo, who are young and want heap
fight, and unless whites go back Colorow
send for them.’ If he should and make an
attack, the militia ami settlers estimate that
it would take the combined efforts of 2,000
regulars to drive them back to their reser
ADVICES FROM GEN. TERRY.
Washington, Aug. 29.—The following
telegram relative to the Uto Indian trouble
has just been received from Gen. Terry at
Adjutant General United States Army,
Washington, l). C.:
The following has just been received
dated Fort Duchesne, Utah, Aug. 27:
“To the Assistant Adjutant General, De
partment of the Platte, Omaha, Neb.:
“The following has been received from
Lieut. Burnett, Ninth Cavalry, who, with
twelve troopers, was sent by request of
Indian Agent Byrnes to prevent the inva
sion of the Indian reservation by the Colo
rado State troops and cowboys near the
border of the reservation:
“ ‘August 26, 4:45 p. m.
“‘Cof. Byrnes, Indian Agent:
“‘The Colorado militia under Maj.'Leslie
and some cowboys surprised Colorow's camp
at about 6 o’clock yesterday morning,
after having assured Colorow at Wolff
Creek the day before that they
would be allowed to go back to the
reservation unmolested. The attack was
a complete surprise to the Indians. One
child was killed and one man and one
woman were slightly wounded. The Indians
returned the tire, killing one cowboy,
wounding three others and mortally
wounded three militia soldiers. 1 talked
with Maj. Leslie this morning, explaining
the situation to him and came to an under
standing. He assured me that he would
not cross the reservation line without orders
front the proper authorities. I sent a note
to Bheriil’ Kendall, giving him your
message that if he had any warrant* to
serve to serve them through you. This was
in reply to a letter from nitii in regard to
warrants in his possession for Colorow and
others. I am satisfied that iny presence
prevented serious fighting and much loss of
life, thanks to the influence of Interpreter
Curtis. Indians Ungaskel, Wass, Cavan
augh, and many others want peace if possi
ble, or then war to the knife. I think the
trouble is over. Most of the Indians left at
once to see you. I will camp to-night about,
twentwflve miles from the agency and
come in to-morrow if nothing prevents.
“ ‘George R. Burnett,
“‘First Lieutenant Ninth Cavalry.’
“Agent Byrne* has shown great discretion
constantly. He has the confidence of his
Indians perfectly and if they
are not attacked on their res
ervation will hold them securely.
They are well armed and superbly mounted.
None of those who have lived on the reser
vation went, to Colorow’s assistance until
after the attack. It is reported by Burnett
that now he is on the reservation. If further
pursuit is made by the Colorado troops they
will stav with him and make a terrible tale
of bloodshed. The tribe is armed and pre
pared for the defensive.
“Randlett, Contending the Post.”
I have telegraphed tho same to Gen.
Crook at, Rawlins, whore ho will to to-mor
Ray, Assistant Adjutant General.
COLOROW CHARGED WITH MURDER.
A sjieelal from Glonwood Springs to the
Times says: “F. H. Swindler lias just
sworn out’ a warrant for Colorow on the
charge of murder. The warrant will go
forward to Sheriff Kendall by courier
to-night. The first, ono was for a simple
misdemeanor in resisting an offieer. This
tolng for a felony will make it difficnlt for
the authorities, Federal and State, to settle
matters without the surrender of old
AN EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.
A Brisk 3hock Experienced for Half a
Minute In the Early Morning.
City of Mexico, Aug. 29.—A brisk
earthquake shook was experienced here
about 7 o'clock this morning, agitating
houses aud making iieople dizzy. In some
streets people ran out of their houses and
foil on their knees praying. The
shock was not severe and was felt
most in the outlying portion of the
city. Thomas B. Connery, Secretary of the
United States Legation, noted the shock
at 6:45 o’clock, and about the same time it
was felt sharply at Castle Chapu!tepee,
where President Diuz and bis family are
residing. Early morning riders on the
Paso de la Reform notel the shook as last
ing iff) second*. Ttio friends of Zeuntga,
who predicted the shock for Aug. 10, now
claim thut their prophet wa* not altogether
destitute of knowledge of the coming earth
quake. Tho weather is warm and the
The direction of the earthquake was from
north to south, and it* duration was eight
seconds. In the capita! of the Blate of
Guerrero two arches of the arcade iu the
main sqtiare were thrown down. Thedura
tion of the shock there was fifteen seconds,
and it direction was from north to south.
Earthquake shocks were felt at Orizaba,
Hal|>a and Otuniha at 7 o’clock.
EXTRADITION WITH BRITAIN.
The Treaty May Bo Resubmitted to the
Washington, Aug. 29.—The published
rojxirt that an extradition treaty between
(treat Britain and this country is likely to
to negotiated at an early day, may bo taken
as indicating that tho new extradition treaty
between the two countries which fitiled to
to acted on bv the Senate, may to revived
and submitted again for action next session.
It will be remembered thnt it provided for
the extradition of embezzlers and forgers.
It may lie amended *o a* to include “bood
lor*." If the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relation* can rise above it* jiet ty preju
dice* against the administration it may act,
favorably uf>on the draft submitted, and so
secure the approval of the Senate and the
i atitii ution of a treaty, the need of which
would seem to be obvious.
TICKERLESS BUCKET SHOPS.
The B. & O. Company Gives in to the
Board of Trade.
Cincinnati, Aug. 29. —The Baltimore and
Ohio Telegraph Company, in obedience to
the demand of the Chicago Board of Trade,
this noon took out their wires from the half
dozen “broker offices,” or “bucket shops,"
as they are familiarly known, and com
pletely stopped that business in t his city for
the present. How this new difficulty will
be mot by the brokers is a subject of inter
RESTORED TO THE KI.OOR.
Chicago, Aug. 29.—The instruments of
the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Com
pany were removed from the Board of
Trade room late Saturday afternoon, be
cause the company were slow in complying
with the request of the board that they
discontinue furnishing wires for W. H.
Epley & Cos. and Hodgen,
Miller & Cos., to disseminate quo
tations to bucket shops. This morning
the Baltimore and Ohio ojierators were re
fused admittance to the exchange hall until
11 o’clock, when Kupt. Clark, of the Balti
more and Ohio, notified President Wright
that they had removed the wires as re
quested. ' Their instruments were immedi
ately replaced and business resumed. The
postal and Western Union wires, to the
number of six, that run from Wiley, Htraw
bridge & Co.'s office to bucket shops all over
the country, were cut this morning. This
left the latter firm, which is said to bo the
headquarters for the largest bucketehops
outside of this city, without wires to dis
seminate their quotations. The city author
ities have also out the overhead wires lead
ing from all the bucket shops in Iho city.
The work consummated to-day is tlio result
of over n month’s study, and it is believed
leaves the' board master of the situation.
Tht Captain General Bound to Carry
Out His Reforms.
Key West, Aug. 29. —The excitement at
Havana continues. Troops are everywhere.
All confidence appears to be gone. Even
cable officials are suspected, and military
are placed in charge of the telegraph offices
to prevent difl[>atehee being sent off concern
ing what is transpiring. Important dis
patches between officials in Havana and the
authorities in Madrid are brought here by
special messengers after transmission.
The replies are also sent
to this office. Those acquainted
with Captain General Marin state that he
will carry out his policy of purifying the
public service regardless of consequences,
and already a feeling of uneasiness perme
ates every "branch thereof.
Alexander Gonzales Aluorez, intondente
General of Customs of the Island of Cuba,
lias resigned and sailed yesterday for Spain.
Four custom officers anil several other em
ployes passed through bore lust night en
route also for Spain.
FEARS FOR A STEAMER
One of the Cromwell Boat* 48 Houre
New Orleans, Aug. 29.-—Some uneasi
ness is felt here for the safety of the steamer
Knickerbocker, Capt. Kemble, of the
Cromwell line, which is now forty-eight,
hours overdue from New York. She
had a full miscellaneous cargo,
sixteen cabin and seventeen
steerage passengers. The stenmer Eldorado,
of the Southern Pacific Company, which
left New York the same day as the Knick
erbocker, was detained thirty-one hours hy
a terrific storm. It is supposed that the
Kniekerb-x-ker suffered in this storm.
Capt. Byrne, of the Eldorado, reports
that the hurricane was terrific.
It was encountered to the South
of Cape Hatteras. Oil bags were used with
good effect over the weather bows. Her
saloons and cabins were flooded, her wh'iel
bouse was stove in and two men were dis
abled. On Aug. 25 she passed the steamer
Louisiana, from New Orleans for New York,
LIOHT BALES OF COTTON.
The Recent Order of the New York
New York, Aug. 29.—Southern news
papers have recently stated that the new
regulation of the Cotton Exchange of this
city gave notice that after Sept. I cotton
buyers in all Jntcßor towns would deduct
from bales weighing under 400
pounds, \ per cent, per pound, and from
tittles weighing under 360 pounds, % per
cent, per pound, rejecting all bales under
g(IO muuds. Superintendent Powers, of the
Exchange, this afternoon, said that the two
first statements were unfounded, but the
third whs right. No nierchaut can be com
pelled to take a bale weighing less than 300
TOCOMA’S IMPORT OF TEA.
A Cargo Valuod at $1,500,000 Comes
Tocoma, W. TANARUS., Aug 29. —The American
ship Rojws. 4,200 tons burthen, the largest
ship Uiat ever sailed into Puget Sound,
arrived In Tocoma yesterday, lieiug twenty
nine days from Yokohama, with 3,771 tons
of tea and other merchandise for Chi
cago, Boston and Philadelphia mer
chants. The ship Alexander Gibson
is due in a few days from the same port.
The arrival of the Hopes is the tieginning of
direct trade Ijetwoen Yokohama and this
jxirt. Tlie cargo goes eastward by 180 cars
of the Northern Pacific railroad. The value
of the cargo of the ship is $1,500,000.
A PULOINEK OF EPISTLES.
The Thief Kept a Bible on His Desk
and Was Noted for His Piety.
Boston, Aug. 29.—Alixirt Howell, aged
30 years, a letter carrier, wax arraigned to
day on a charge of embezzling letters. He
was held in $1,500 for the Hoptemher term
of court. Howell never stole the letters on
his own route, but took letters from the
boxes of other carriers before
they had been put fn the
poti'-hes. Howell is a church member and
carried his religious zeal into his business,
always keeping a blblo upon hi* ilesk, which
he read during noon time, and made him
self very conspicuous in this particular. The
officers think he has lieeu stealing for six
Meeting of the Dentists.
Fortue-.h Monroe, Va., Aug. 29.—The
Virginia Denial Association met here to-day
and elected Dr. W. W. H. Shacketon, of
Fannville, President; Dr. George F. Keesex,
of Richmond, Secretary, anil Dr. J. F.
Thompson, of Fredericksburg, Treasurer.
The Southern Dental Association meets
Reduction of Ball Refused.
Cincinnati, Aug. 29.—JudgeSage, of the
United States Court, to-day refused to re
duce the ball of Benjamin Ilopklnt, ex
assistant cashier of the Fidelity National
I PRICE @lO A YEAR. I
1 A CENT* A COPY, f
'FRISCO TIDING IT OVER.
THE DAY PASSED WITHOUT A
SINGLE FIRM FAILING.
A Possibility That the Crisis May Now
Pass Without Any More Serious
Trouble—Sudden Dumping: of Over
100,000 Tons of Wheat For Forced
San Francisco, Aug. 29.—There was a
large and excited crowd in the Call hoard
room nt 11 o’clock this morning, the official
hour for the beginning of trading. On*
saloof 100 tons was made at #1 24, a decline
of 11c. from the latest official sales on Fri
John W. Maokay, in an interview thil
morning, repudiated the statements attrib
uted to him in an interview printed in New
York a few days ago, in which ho said he
was a large holder of wheat. He said the
Nevada bank Imd loaned a large amount of
money on wheat, but that neither the bank
nor its officials were directly interested m
the deal and he was willing to throw opea
all his books and show this to be a fact.
After nn hour or mors of the session of
the call loard. the (Parties to whom Dres
tiach & Rosenfeld failed to pay the mar
gins on wheat which they had promised
came in and asked to sell the wheat under
the rules of the board. The director*
claimed that, once having signed an agree
ment to accept Dreebao h s proportion, the
old contracts are not affected by-the call
lioard rules. Tho directors sought, legal
advice on the matter, the board in tus
meantime remaining in formal session
PASSED WITHOUT FAILURES.
The day passed without any failure . and
the feeling on the street this afternoon ua*
that the crisis might paas without any ;ier ;oui
trouble. But little business was transacted
on the call Issu'd. the chief subject of dis
cussion being the proper course to b
adopted in the matter ot holding the delin
quents legally responsible. A proposition
to refer the matter to the attorney of th
board for his opinion was adopted,
and the proceedings were deferred
until it should be obtained. The prolonged
session of the exchange was adjourned this
alter noon uixrn the receiptof n legal opinion
that it was not necessary to make sale - on
account during the first session of the Ix.ard,
after notice of suspension was given as pro
vided in the by-laws. This averted
for the time being the ne
cessity of marketing under forced sale
of over 100,000 tons of wheat, the effect
of which would have been disastrous. The
security in hand, amounting to 6,000 tons,
will be sold as soon as possible and the pro
ceeds applied, as far as they will go, toward
the Dresbach & Rosenfeld contracts which
have not yet been margined down. Th
boat'd will meet to-morrow at the usual
A BURGLAR DISEMBOWELED.
He Jumps Through a Window to
Escape and la Fatally Cut.
New York. Aug 20.—-Jimmy McDevitt,
a well known burglar and nephew o|
Jimmy Elliott, the prize fighter,
who was killed by Jerry Dunn in
Chicago a few years ago, met with a
violent death this morning while trying tc
escape from the store of Weil Bros., im
porters, where he had been discovered.' He
whs surprised by the porter, who closed tha
door against, him and sent for a policeman.
After a desperate struggle to escape Mo
Devitt plunged through a plate glas*
window. He was cut in the stomach and
disemboweled. W hen released he was dead.
A GOOD TIME "SO TRAVEL.
Passenger Rates Slashed Unmercifully
Cincinnati, Aug. 29.—The Cincinnati
Indianapolis, Bt. Louis and Chicago road
some days ago offered thousand-mile ticket!
at ♦2<), without the usual restrictions. AL
the otiipr Cincinnati roads have come to the
same rate. Two rivai roads have offered
round trip tickets, limited, to Pittsburg for
|fi 50. 'lnc New York. Pennsylvania and
Ohio sold excursion tickets to leke Wood
N. Y., for $3 50, and the Bee Lino to Cleve
land for fl. All these enable Eastern pas
sengers to get cut rates, even if they throw
away the return tickets.
DOCTORS OF ALL NATIONB.
Cleveland to Attend the International
Wahhinoton. Aug. 2ft.—lt is now au
thoritatively announced that President
Cleveland will bo present at the opening o|
the International Medical Congress, o*
Monday, Sept. 5. On the following even,
ing he will receive the members of the Con
gress and the ladies accompanying them, at
Uic White House. The local committee o|
the Congress was in session to-day, com
pleting til" details of the assemblage. About
400 foreign physicians, and from 2,500 to
3,000 of this country will be in attendant*
HE FORGED COUNTY BONDS.
A Woman Believed at First to Hay*
Been the Cause of His Flight.
Potthville, Pa., Aug. 29.—A week ago
George A. Ely, docket cierk to the county
commissioners, suddenly and unaccount
ably disappeared. No discrepancy in hit
accounts appearing it was generally sup
posed that a female was at the bottom 01
his absconding. Subsequent investigation!
have, however, revealed the fact tnat, Ely
has lioen engaged in forging and negotiat
ing county fionds, one of 1501) having been
traced to him to day. There is no clue at
to his whereabouts.
CAL TOLIVER FIRED ON.
A Would-be Assassin Shoots at Him
Cincinnati, Aug. 29.— A special from
Morehead, Ky., says: ‘'Cal Toliver, the lac
who was spared by tho Logans during th
massacre, was fired on yesterday from am
bush near town. Several of Logan’s fol
lowers who have lioen indicted for supposed
participation in the massacre, are hiding il
the mountains near town heavily armed
and cannot be arrested. The troops wil
leave when court adjourns, and it is ex
pected that fighting will la-gin then.”
Opera House Walls Collapse.
St. Louis, Aug. 29.—A special to tin
Pont-Dispatch from Wichita, Kan., says;
“Tho walls of Crawford & Daly’s open
house, 150 feet high, collapsed to day. No
body was hurt. The accident was due U
the inferior qua litv of the brick. The loei
will be about *15,000. The house was U
have t>een opened Bept. 15."
Key Weal’s Yellow Fever
Key West, Fla., Aug. 29 —The Board
of Health report one new case today and
one death, that of a child 4 years old.oc
Aug. 90. aud another to-day.