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I ESTABLISHED 1850. )
i J. H- ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f
A SECRETARY FOR ERIN.
THE VOTE JUST TWO TO ONE IN
THE GOVERNMENT’S FAVOR.
Mr. Sexton Denies That There Were
Anywhere Near the Number of Boy
cotts Claimed by Mr. Balfour—Mr.
Powderly Going to Ireland to Take
an Active Part.
London, Aug. 81.—Mr. Sexton resumed
in the House of Commons this evening the
debate ou the vote for the Irish Secretary’s
office. He denied the accuracy of the gov
ernment's reports ou the number of people
boycotted. The reports produced by Mr.
Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, assert
ed in general that 1,700 persons in Ireland
had either suffered from boycotting or been
protected from it by the government. Mr.
Balfour, however, refused to produce the
details of thesereports. The official return,
on the other hand, certified that
for the whole of the quarter end
ing with June there were but
fifteen acts of intimidation throughout
the whole of Ireland. Mr. Sexton said if
the government would abandon the policy
of whisper, and give such information n
would enable the House to sift Mr. Balfour’s
statement, the Pnrnellites would not protract
At this point Mr. Balfour said he ad
hered to the accuracy of his statement.
In the returns to which Mr. Sexton al
luded boycotting was not included.
In the earlier stages of the league's exist
ence boycotting did not, perhaps, exist
without intimidation, but the machinery of
the league had been so perfected that it
was unnecessary to resort to intimidation in
order to compel pei-sons to give effect to
the verdict of the league.
Mr. Dillon declared that it was his inten
tion to challenge English public opinion on
the whole question of boycotting. Boycot
ting, as it existed in Ireland, was nothing
more than peaceful exclusive dealing of a
similar character to that practiced . in
England and known as trade strikes. The
vote for the office was then passed by 110 to
Mr. Chamberlain will visit Ireland in
October and will go to America in Novem
lord Salisbury will make a statement in
the House of Lords next Tuesday with ref
erence to the American fisheries question.
VICTORY IN DEFEAT.
In the parliamentary election to fill the
vacancy in the Ramsey, or North Division
of Huntingdon, caused by the accept
ance by William Henry Fellows
(Conservative), of an office under the
(town, he was re-elected over Mr.
Saunders, the Gladstonian candidate,
by a vote of 2,700 to 2,414. In the last elec
tion Mr. Fellows was unopposed, and as the
Liberals this time came within 285 votes of
capturing the district they regard the re
mit as an additional proof of the change of
English public opinion In favor of Glad
stone’s Irish policy.
The government has proclaimed the pro
jected monster meeting of the league at
Bollycorec Clare on Sunday.
The Irish land court lias reduced rents in
many cases more than .70 per cent, on the
Lurgan property at Aughabullogue.
Dublin, Aug. 81.—The work of evicting
the tenants in arrears, on the O’Grady es
tales, Hei bertstown, was to-day concluded
without further rioting. A lied-ridden
woman, who refused to t>e installed as a
caretaker, was removed with her bed out
William O’Brien denounced O'Grady as a
worthless, stupid sot and highway robber,
Bud said that the government instead of
muzzling the ruffian lent him soldiers and
police to protect his cowardly carcass and
to throw o.d women dying on the .lung hills.
POWDERLY GOING TO IRELAND.
New York. Aug. 81. —It is announced
that T. V. Powderly. General Master
Workman of the Knights of Labor, will
proceed to Ireland at an early date to bike
•n active part in the national movements.
BULGARIA’S NEW CABINET.
Stambuloff, the Premier and Minister
of the Interior.
Sofia. Aug. 31.—1 tis rumored here that
Prince Ferdinand is going on a European
tour. It is stated that the Prince has given
serious offense to the officials of tho govern
ment and to military officers by the hau
tiur which characterizes his intercourse
THE NEW CABINET.
London, Aug. 31.—The Bulgarian Cabi
net has been formed as follows M. Stain
buloif Premier and Minister of the bib'
• ior: M. Natchrvict, Minister of Foreign
.'ffaiis: M. Stoiloff, Minister of Justice:
M. MulkurofT, Minister of Yv’ar: M. Zirkoff,
Minister of Education; M. Nikiforoff, Min
ister of Finance.
Germany and tho Socialists.
Berlin, Aug. 31.■•—Herr Frohme, a So
cialist deputy in the Reichstag, has been
expelled from Frankfort. The Cologne
Hasette says it, has authority to deny that
* n y negotiations are proceeding with the
Trench government concerning the resi
dence of citizens of either country. The
socialists are holding secret meetings some
where in Zurich.
Austria to Buy Rifles.
Vienna, Aug. 31.—The military council
yesterday was attended by Count Kalnoky
find other ministers. It was decided thnt.
hie whole of the A nstro-Hungnrian soldiers
and militia should V>o supplied before 1891
With Manlicher repeating rifles. The nurn
,ler required will Is- 1,200,000, and the cost,
Will be 4:i.(NkI,(HK) florins, payment of which
wd! be distributed over ten years.
War in Store for Abyssinia.
Rome. Aug. 31.—1 tis reported that tho
English mission in Abyssinia las failed.
•he I'apuli Hownno says that September
""Ist net lie allowed to pass without effect
"k ft lenient, of the difficulty, if not by
medii.tjnu then by force of arms. It is
’"d that mi cxjxxiitlon to Abyssinia is
Franco’s Estranged Princes.
' arih Aug. 31 —Prince Napoleon and
irinee Victor have written to ex-Empress
’-"genie asking to tie excused from attend
l?? l ho transfer of the remains of Napoleon
i • ar >d the Prince Imperial from Chisle
innst (o Fiirnborough, on the ground that
" would 1- impolitic for lather and son to
"’ft each oilier
Malta’s Cholera Bulletin,
boxnox, Aug. 81. —There were 7 new
s*** °f cholera uud 4 deaths reported in
M ha to-day.
Charleston, H. (’., Aug. 81.-—Probably
_ tenths of tb# colored |ieople in the city
"'■ out, hi the open sir holding religious
wrviee* tonight. There is no unusual ex
it f, , 2* nt "'nong the white (people but there
"I he no perfect rest until day dawns to
ilhc ill o rttititt ffetos.
FOUR KILLED AT A CAMP.
A Man Wipes Out a Fancied Wrong
by Murderous Work.
Denver, Col., Aug. 31.—The H,’.publi
can'n Kanta Ft special says: “Two years
ago Albert A. Meade caiue from lowa and
located ininas at Good Hope. N. M. A short
time alter locating his claims, Meade, in
company with Fred uud Harvey Meade,
from Ailedo, 111., and Frank Riedel and G.
Smith, of Chicago, incorporated the prop
erty under the laws of Illinois under
the name of Las Luces Milling and
Mining Company. A lew months ago
Albert Meade became dissatisfied, claiming
that the company was at tempting to swindle
him out of his share of tho property. He
brought suit to regain possession of the
property and went to Santa Fe to live. On
Wednesday he left Santa Fe for Meadvllle
camp for the purpose of securing papers he
ARGUED WITH A RIFLE.
“When Meade first made known his pur
pose Fred and Mr. Hands were absent. On
Friday morning they returned to camp.
When their team was about fifty yards
from tho company’s cabin Albert stepped
out from the brush with a Winchester rifle
in his hand and ordered a halt.
Albert called Hands and ordered him to
call Harvey Meads and Joe Downing out of
the cabin, saying he desired them to keep
out of the cabin until ho (Albert) could
search for some papers and money which
he had concealed therein. About this time
Harvey Meade and Downing came out of
the cabin, As they appeared Albert fired
and Downing fell dead. The second shot
from his Winchester killed Harvey Meade.
' FIRING ON THE WAGON.
“Turning toward the wagon, Albert then
opened fire on the occupants, the third shot
fatally wounding Hands. By tills time
Fred Mead had secured a six-shooter, which
Hands had attempted to fire at Albert
Mead, but the weapon snapped and
could not be discharged. Albert
fired at Fred five times in
rapid succession, and while he was
thus engage I Fred Mead was running to
ward him. Finally the two desperate men
clinched and a struggle ensued for the pos
session of the weapon. At last Fred
Mead got the Winchester from
Albert, and with it, knocked him down
and shot him through the heart. Hands
died five hours later. Albert A. Mead’s
body was buried face downward and the
remains of the other three were interred at
Trespiedras. The coroner’s investigation
resulted in the acquittal of Fred Mead.’’
FOUR KILLED BY A FALL.
An Improperly-Built Scaffold at a
Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 31. —The scaf
folding at the new Annunciation Catholic
church, in this city, gave way this morning
and four men fell about sixty feet to the
ground. Raphael Boka and Charles Marbet
were killed and John Winner and
Thomas Railley were injured so badly
that they died soon afterward. A fifth man
who was on the staff old saved himself by
grasping a window just as the timbers gave
way. The men were stonemasons working
in the tower of the building. The accident
was caused by the weakness of the material
used in the scaffolding.
AN EXPRESS BUSINESS SOLD.
The United States Buys the Rights of
the Baltimore and Ohio for 30 Years
New York, Aug. 31.—The following
official announcement was made to-day by
the President of the United States Express
“The plant, franchises and business of the
Baltimore and Ohio Express Company have
been sold to the United States Express Com
pany for a period of thirty years. The sale
was made directly by the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Company, no other parties
being recognized. The agreement was con
summated last week, and we take possession
Negotiations for the sale have heen pend
ing about a month, having been begnn with
President Garrett before his departure for
Europe. It is stated on Wall street that the
price paid was §2,500,000, of which $1,000,-
000 was paid iu cash and $1,500,000 in
United States Express stock. Tho President
of the United States Express Company ilu
nies the correctness of the figures, but de
clines to state the terms on which the prop
erty was purchased, saying that the matter
is private. No change will be made in the
management or name of the company.
ARRIVAL OF THE KNICKERBOCKER
She Encountered Rough Weather and
a Steam Pipe Burst.
New Orleans, Aug. 31. —The steamer
Knickerbocker from New York, five days
over duo, arrived at her wharf shortly be
fore midnight to-night. She left New York
Saturday, a week ago, and encountered a
stiff breeze, which after crossing the Gulf
developed in a cyclone. On Tuesday, Capt.
Kimble states that the vessel weathered the
storm safely, with the loss of a portion of
her bulwarks and one of her lxints. On
Wednesday one of her steam pipes burst,
which compelled the steamer to go under sail
two days, during which time she drifted
out of her'course No damage was done to
tho cargo, not even to that on the forward
deck. There was no uneasiness or anxiety
among the passengers.
The Treasurer Accepts $401,700
Worth at 108 to 109.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.— The bonds of
fered to the Treasury for purchase to-day
aggregated 12,957,700 registered, and $490,-
000 coupon four and a halfs. Only $401,-
700 were accepted at various prices betweon
108 15-1 6 and 109. Among the lots offered
was one by Senator Fair, of Nevada, of
f(70,000 at the price (>aid by the govern
ment to-day. This offer was rejected for
vagueness and because tile purchases were
made at different prices. If the Secretary
hail taken them and fixed the lowest price
of the day, Mr. Fair might have claimed
that be wanted the highest rate.
Terry's Indian Orders.
Washington, Aug. 31.—Copies of the
telegrams which passed yesterday betwoen
the Indian Bureau and the officers of the
Ute Agency have liccn transmitted to Gen.
Terry with the following indorsement:
“The Acting Secretary of War directs that
you take all necessary means and issue all
necessary orders to carry out the instruc
tions conveyed in the foregoing telegrams.”
Dropped Doad During a Fire.
New Youk, Aug. 31.—Fire occurred last
night in Talford's drug store, at No. 163
Throop avenue, Brooklyn, which caused
slight damage. George F Ringlock, a clerk
in the store, who was suffering from heart
disease, ditipped dead from excitement,
caused by the fire.
The Debt Statement
Washington, Aug. 31.—1 t i estimated
that the public debt reduction tor August
will be *5.000.090.
SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER I. 1887.
CHAMBERLAIN’S CHOICE PLEASES
His Board of Trade Experience Sure to
Prove Valuable—The Representative
of This Government Not Yet Selected
—No Doubt But a Good Man Will be
London. Aug. 31.— The 7 elegraph says
that Mr. Chamberlain’s board of trade ex
perience will prove valuable to him in his
capacity as a member of tho Board of Con
trol of Fisheries, and that he is preeminent
ly the man to unravel the technicalities of
the matter of devising a reasonable settle
ment of the fisheries question, if sueh a
thing is possible.
The Standard, referring to the appoint
ment of Mr. Chamberlain, says: “Both the
Canadian and the United States Govern
ments may be congratulated upon this de
cision, while our own Ministry may be
commended for their choice of Mr. Cham
berlain. Canadian interests will be per
fectly safe in his hands, and Americans
will reeoguize in him freedom from preju
dice, which will insure due consideration
for their case, even to arguments which
will tell against ourselves.”
The .Standard says the Fisheries Commis
sion is to include a member of the Canadian
It is the opinion here that Sir John Mac-
Donald will be asked to represent Canada
on the Fisheries Commission.
Sir Lionel West, Minister at Washington,
will also join the commission. The state
ment that Earl of Dunraven and
Mr. Powell would go to America as mem
bers of the commission was erroneous.
Mr. Chamberlain intends to depart for
America at an early date.
WASHINGTON NOT YET NOTIFIED.
Washington, Aug. 31.—The Departmont
of State has not yet been officially advised
of Mr. Chamberlain's appointment as Presi
dent of the Royal Commission, charged with
the duty of effecting a settlement of the
questions at issue between the United
States and Great Britain concerning
the fisheries. While this government
has not yet selected the persons who
will be entrusted with the conduct
of the negotiations in its interest, yet little,
difficulty is expected to be met in finding'
men whose breadth of views and legal
knowledge will insure a proper presentation
of the interests of the United States and an
agreement honorable in terms and satis
factory to the whole country. Secretary
Bayard will make it a point that on the
questions at isiue our representatives shall
present an undivided front.
THE PRESIDENT’S POWERS.
He believes that there can lie no doubt as
to the powers of the President to appoint
American Commissioners, as he is constitu
tionally authorized to initiate negotiations
and make treaties with foreign countries
subject to ratification by the Senate. The
exact functions of the commission have
not been defined. Generally it will
consider all of the questions now
at issue between the United States and
Canada arising from the conflicting claims
of the two countries respecting the fisheries,
but whether the result of the negotiations,
if successful, will be anew treaty or an
amicable agreement under the treaty now
operative cannot at present be predicted.
The negotiations with Great Britain have,
however, now reached such a phase thnt
Secretary Bayard is encouraged in the be
lief that the final adjustment of tho ques
tions which have vexed the two nations
since the expiration of the treaty of Wash
ington is near at band.
The State Department officials say that
unless the new English commission gets
speedily to work there will Vie nothing left
for them to do. It is argued from this that
the negotiations which have Vieen in progress
regarding this matter between the State
Department and the British Foreign Office
are assuming a shape which warrants the
belief that the vexed question of the fisher
ies will soon be satisfactorily settled.
MR. CLEVELAND’S BANNERS.
The Wheeling Incident Apt to be Re
peated at St. Louis.
Chicago, Aug. 31.—A special to the
Timex from St. Louis says: “Trouble is
breaking out here over the recent Cleve
land picture excitement at Wheeling, and
it now seems probable that the scenes will
bo re-enacted here during tho national en
campment of the Grand Army
of the Republic. A great many
delegates have expressed an in
tention to hang the President’s picture
over the streets hi front of their buildings,
and, doubtless, the Grand Army procession
will bo given opportunity enough to go
under or around it. Street corner discus
sions over the matter are frequent and warm,
and the two Democratic papers of the city
are having a dispute over it. One takes the
ground that the army was invited here
by the city, and that the soldiers
should be treated as their guests
and nothing done by our citizens
to cause them to regret their visit anil
expresses a hope that no Cleveland pictures
will be flung to the breeze during the en
campment. Tiie other claims that the
Grand Army invited itself here: that it lias
treated the city shamefully in the Cleveland
invitation trouble, and that in asking our
citizens to haul down their Cleveland ban
ner upon the arrival of the veterans, it is
asking what cannot and should not be
The President Issues an Order Anent
Washington, Aug. 31.—The President
has issued the following executive order in
regard to the Chicago military encamp
ment: “It appearing to me that the pro
moters of the International Military En
campment, to be held at Chicago in Octo
ber next in commemoration of the fiftieth
anniversary of the settlement of that city,
having extended to tho military or
ganizations of foreign countries in behalf
of tho citizen soldiers of the State of Illi
nois an invitation to take part in such en
campment as guests of the city of Chicago,
and that representatives of the soldiery of
certain foreign countries have accepted such
invitation, and are* about to arrive in tho
Uni till States, I hereby direct the Secretary
of the Treasury to Instruct Collectors of
Customs at the several ports of entry
that, upon lieing satisfied that- such
visitors come as guests in compliance with
the aforesaid invitation they shall permit
the entrance of sttcli foreign soldiers into
the United States with their personal bag
gage, uniforms, arms and equipments with
out the payment of customs duties thereon,
and without other fofmality Thun such as
may tie necessary to insure the rc-exporta
tion of the some' uniforms, baggage, arms
Minister to Bolivia
Washington, Aug. 31.—The President,
to-day, appointed H. 8, Carlisle, of l/iuisi
ans. to be Minister Resident and Consul
Goners) to Bolivia.
$300,000 STOLEN BY A BOY.
A Clerkship In a Bank Gave Him the
Chance to Get the Money.
Saco, Me., Aug. 31. — Tbe biggest sensa
tion Saco has ever experienced developed
this morning when it was learned that the
Saco and Biddefonl savings institution hail
seriously suffered financially through a
voting clerk who had alisconded. F'ratik C.
MeNeilly, 19 years old, who has beeu em
ployed in the bank about one year, has
mysteriously disappeared, takiug with him
$3,500 iu cash, United States
registered 4 per cent bonds
Sayable iu 1907 amounting to $185,-
X) and railroad, municipal and
other bonds amounting as near aa can now
be determined to about $91,000. Though he
left town Monday afternoon, yet the bank
officers and his family have kept the matter
so quiet that the news did not leak out until
this morning Great excitement prevails
here, as MeNeilly was considered one of the
most trustworthy young men i:i the city.
TRUSTED BY EVERYBODY.
The President, trustees ami can dor placed
the greatest confidence in him. Ho was ac
quainted with the combination of every
lock in the bank vaults. Cashier Mullvilie
H. Kelly is also Treasurer of tho Mutual
Fire Insurance Company. - Monday after
noon a loss was reported by tiro at Keune
bunk. Mr. Kelly went to view the ruins,
leaving Frank McNeillv to finish up the
day’s accounts. When Mr. Kelly
opened the bank Tuesday morning
lie found that Monday’s accounts
were not completed. President Goodale
was notified ami the entire afternoon was
spent examining the contents of the safe.
Considerable time had been consumed before
the theft was detected. A large amount of
gold and currency, which MeNeilly could
easily have stolen, was unmolested. Presi
dent Goodale was interviewed by a reporter
this morning. He savs the loss is so much
less than the surplus that the hank will lie
perfectly safe, even if the amount taken by
the absconding clerk is never recovered.
The $185,000 in United States registered
bonds cannot possibly be used by the thief.
The bank statement last May places the
surplus at a little over $63,000.
ON HIS TRACK.
Treasurer Kelly lias posted a notice outside
of the bank stating that the bunk is safe,
and that depositors need feel no alarm.
Bank Examiner Richard* is expected to
arrive to day.
Detectives have been engaged nud sent in
all directions. A dozen of McNeilly’.s pho
tographs have been found in a bank drawer
and have been placed in the hands of the
detectives. MeNeilly is 5 feet 11 incheshigh,
weighs 145 pounds, has dark hair, a smooth
face, fair complexion, stands very erect
when walking, ls of good figure and would
lie called handsome. When he left he had
on a light mixed coat, dark worsted pants
and Congress shoes. The ticket agent at
the Boston anil Maine station, in Biddoford,
is positive MeNeilly bought a ticket there
on Monday, but does not remember the des
A FORGER’S KIT.
He was Arrested While Trying to Soil
a Stolen Team.
Chicago, Aug. 31.—W. K. Clifford was
arrested last evening while attempting to
dispose of a stolen team of horses. A large
trunk and a good sized grip-ark in bis
room contained a complete forger’s outfit,
and also 100 or more bonds
of various railroads throughout
the country. They were all
specimens sent out by engravers, and all
were cancelled by holes punctured in the
coupons and at the place for the signatures.
There were blank checks on almost every
bank of any note in the country. There
were false whiskers, bottles of acids of
every kind, colored Inks, pons of various
degrees of fineness and rubber stamps,
such as are used for numbering and dating.
One of these bore tho words in tho margin,
‘ Certified, Merchants Exchange National
Bank,” and in the centre was a
blank space for the date. There were
two complete steel engraving printing
presses of small size, with printing inks and
rollers complete. Only one plate was found,
and that was engraved with the closo par
allel lines observable on the backs of bank
notes ami bonds. Besides his counterfeiting
outfit, Clifford had a pencil map of the city,
showing the various livery stables and the
shortest way to reach them from the centre
of the city.
A MISSING TREASURER.
$31,000 of Auglaize County’s Funds
Also Not to be Found.
Cleveland, Aug. 31.— A special from
Wapoketta, Auglaize county, says there is
great excitement in that place over tho ab
sence of Israel Lucas, County Treasurer.
Lucas left town last Saturday night with
his wife, saying he was going to Toledo. His
nephew, and a deputy, was left in charge of
tho treasury. The young man expected
his uncle home yesterday, but when he
failed to come the matter was reixu-ted to
the County Commissioners. They at onoe
counted the funds of the Treasurer, and dis
covered that over $31,000 was missing. A
meeting of the commissioners is called for
to-morrow, when a thorough investigation
will lie made. Lucas' friends insist that he
will return all right, and they believe that
the missing money has been deposited some
The Anglaize County Commissioners
have offered a reward of #2,000 for Lunas’
arrest and conviction. This is the fourth
time that the treasury of Auglaize county
county has been robbed bp a Treasurer.
GONE TO CANADA.
An Eirfbarrassod Pittsburg Lumber
Dealer Takes to His Heels.
PiTTSBuno, Pa., Aug. 31. G. W. Wil
kins, an extensive lumber dealer and boat
builder of Kittauing, Pa., who recently
made an assignment, has fled to Canada.
Ho writes that he is now in Toronto, and
will not return unless a r>r<iposition for a
compromise which he made to the creditors
is accepted. His liabilities are suiil to
be about SIOO,OOO. It is supposed
he has some *50,000 in rash with him, and
one of the local creditors this morning
announced that, he was going to Canada to
compel him to disgorge. There are a large
number of creditors m this city.
Habeas Corpus Refused.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 31.—Chief Justice
Coojier lias relused to itw-ue n writ of halieas
corpus in the rase of Hamilton and others
charged with tbe murder of Gambrell,
editor of a prohibition paper. The writ was
asked for on tho ground that Hamilton's
broken arm require- an operation which
cannot be wifely performed while he is in
prison. Another effort will bo made to
secure his liberty.
Dragged Down by the Powels.
Boston, Aug. Sl. C. A. Carapliell, an
extensive coal dealer, suspended payment
today, taking this course for the I* neflt of
his creditors. His liabilities will reach
*350,000, with assets of $250,000, which will
about cover bis direct liabilities. The fail
ure is caused by the Powel failure iu i’hila
HARMONY AT ALLENTOWN
CLEVELAND AND TARIFF REFORM
COME OUT ON TOP.
A Contest Over the Platform Was Ex
pected But None Occurred—Mr. Ran
dall Named Mr. Scott for Chairman
of the Committee on Resolutions.
Allentown, Pa., Aug. 31. —The Demo
cratic State Convention met here at noon
to-day, with every delegation full and no
contests, so the usual committee on con
tested seats was not appointed. Great in
terest lias attached to this conven
tion, by reason of the anticipa
tion of contention between Mr. Randall
and his friends and a party headed by Mr.
Singerly, of the Philadelphia Hrcord, upon
the tariff question. Mr. Randall was a
delegate, but Mr. Scott was not. lie, how
ever, appeared at the last moment as an
alternate from Erie county. Roth Messrs.
Randall and Scott wore placed on tho Plat
A recess until 3:30 o’clock was then taken
and the platform committee met at once.
On motion of Mr. Randall, Mr. Scott was
made chairman, and a sub-committee of
six was apjiointed by the chair to prepare a
report for the consideration of the general
The sub-committee was constituted as fol
lows; Mr. Scott (chairman), Mr. Randall,
ex-Oov. Curtin, Robert E. Wright. H. T.
Neal and .7. B. Storm. This was construed
*to mean that two platforms would lie sub
mitted to the committee and that a contest
on the floor would result. This
proved not to bo the case.
The convention met again shortly before 4
o'clock. The Committee on Permanent- Or
ganization reported 8. R. Peal, of Clinton,
as permanent chairman, with a full com
plement of officers and a long list of Vice
Presidents. The report was .adopted and,
after a brief speech from the chairman, (he
committee nominated J. Ross Thompson, of
Erie, for Supreme Judge, and B. J, Mc-
Grann, of Lancaster, for State Treasurer.
Chairman Scott, from tho Committee on
Resolutions, appeared on the platform and
said that lie was directed to report the reso
lutions of the committee to the convention.
He was pleased to state that it was agreed
on and that the meeting had been most
The resolutions are as follows:
1. That we renew our allegiance to the princi
ples and declarations of the platform adopted at
Chicago in 1884, which Mr. (’levelnnd. the notni
nee or the party, heartily Indorsed, declaring in
his letter of acceptance “I bate carefully con
sidered the platform adopted by the convention
and cordially approve the same So plain a
statement of Democratic faith and the principles
upon which that party appeals to the
suffrages of the people needs no sup
plement or explanation." To three
principles he has faithfully adhered in
all his public utterances. We further affirm the
plat form adopted by our State Convention of
1886, and in view of the existing condition of the
public treasury, we demand with emphasis Unit
the large surplus already In the treasury kIimII
tie used to pay tbe public debt, and that the
current and unnecessary increase going nn he
yond the need* of the government shall he im
mediately prevented by a wise and prudent re
ductlon of Internal taxation and or duties on
imports In accordance with the foregoing decla
2. That we fully indorse the administration
of President Cleveland. Wise, sagacious and
iiatriotic. he has restored confidence to the
business interest* of tbe country in the Demo
cratic [-arty, has directed the (luaneial affairs of
the country with apt ability, has strength
enod the public credit and thereby
given us a period of great industrial
and commercial prosperity. The apprehension
in the minds of some that the advent of the
party to the control of the Federal government
would be dangerous has been dispelled. Our
people are more contented and well-to-do than
in years, and more respected than ever lie fore
by foreign nations. His period of administra
tion has iieen pure, economical, and meets the
approval of all fair minded and conservative
!i. We recognize the material benefit* which this
country has received from immigration. We
indorse (lie legislation of Congtesa against the
importation of contract labor and to compel
the return of paupers and criminals.
We commend tbe national administration for
its efforts to rigidly enforce these laws, and
while we are opposed to any illiberal restrictions
we favor suab Additional measures of regula
tion as may be found necessary.
LIBERAL PENSIONS FAVORED.
4. We favor liliernl pensions to deaerivng Union
soldiers and sailors, and refer to the action of tbe
present administration In adding to the pension
rolls a larger number than was ever before
placed tberoou within a corresponding (S’rind,
while at the same time protecting the Treasury
from fraudulent claims a* pn-of of this fact.
5. We pnint with prHe to Ih i fact thill since
the Democratic party has been In (sever In any
branch of the Federal government not one acre
of the public landa has been gr uited to corpo
rations, nor has any land grant bren revived or
The sixth, seventh and eighth sections re
fer exclusively to -State matters.
9. The Democratic party sympathizes with
tbe oppressed of all nations, and in all move
ments having for their object the attainment of
the blessings of local self government, such as
are enjoyed by the people of this union as tho
result of the enforcement of the Democratic
policy. The granting of home rule to Ireland I*
due as the acknowledgement of u sacred in
herent right and tbe gallant struggle for the
accomplishment of thin long delayed act of Jus
tlce under the magnificent leadership of Messrs
(Hailstone and Parnell, commends itself to the
moral support of the American people It I* our
earnest wish that the efforts of these distin
gulshed statesmen may noon be crowned with
We still hold to the ancient doctrine of tbe
party that the preservation of the right* of the
people demand* that we should look with jrai
ousy upon monopolies and i-estrlet corporate
power within Its proper sphere, and we heartily
approve the action of (lie national admlnlstra
tlon In reclaiming and throwing open to the
(icople for settlement JOn.OUILnnO acres of lands
which, through artifice and fraud, were wrong
fully held by cortiorallons, having been for
feited to the people hv the failure to comply
with the conditions or the grants.
An Ocean Steamer Burned
Baltimore, Aug. 31. —Fire broke out
shortly after 1 o’clock to-night in t,he engine
room of the steamer Essex of the Weems
line, and in a short time she was almost
completely destroyed. The steamer cost
$60,000, and was Imilt only two years ago.
Purser Griffin wa* badly burned aijotit the
head. The loss is estimated at $30,000, and
is covered by insurance.
Fortress Monroe, Va., Antj. 31.—The
Southern Dental Association listened to;
day to pa tiers liy Dr. Baldwin, of Chicago,
Dr. Marshall, of Little Hock; Dr. Winkler,
of Atlunta; Dr. Paramore, of Hampton; Dr.
Hodgkins, of Washington, and Dr. Powers,
of New York. vV ball wa* given in their
Cotton’s First Clearance.
Galveston, Aug 31. — The steamer Ocean
Prince, which sailed lienee to-day for Llver
jiool, has ■ rargo of 4,077 hale* of new cot
ton. Tills is tlic first clearance of new cotton
New York’s Oroenbackere.
New York, Aug. 31. —The Greenback
Hi, at* convention ha* town postponed until
Oct. 1. I
CHIPS FROM THE CAPITAL.
A Convict Pardoned Rewards Offered
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. Sl.—Gov. Gordon
has decided to pardon 0. W. C. Wright, at
Cedartown enmp. He J was sent up from
Monroe county for three years for involun
tary manslaughter. He has been in camp
six mouths, but is a helpless invalid.
The Governor offers an executive reward
of SIOO for the arrest of Mack Pritchett,
one of the murderers of J. E. Hurst, mar
shal of Decatur, who was killed in Satur
day's riot, and #IOO each for two other
unknown murderers with proof to convict.
('apt. Seales, of the Eureka Cavalry, of
Americas, has resigned.
The Governor has limited the fees of the
counsel employed to represent the State in
the prosecution of the convict lessees to t'-j0
The Governor has appointed the
following delegates to represent Geor
gia in the National Farmers’ Con
gress which meets in Chicago on
Nov. 1, and continues in session till the 6th:
First District—Col John Screven, George P.
Harrison, and A. T. Moynelo, of Savannah;
Second district—John P. Fort, of Dickens
Station; Col. A. Li. Mclntyre, of Thonms
ville, and Col. J. G. McCall, of Quitman.
Third district—Capt. John A. Cobb, of
Ainericus, and A. O. Harry, of Cuthbert.
Fourth district—L. F. Hunter, of Colum
bus; James M. Mabley, of Ham
ilton, and Dr. H. R. Carey,
of LaGrnnge. Fifth District—Hon. L F.
Livingston, of Covington; Hon. W. Li.
Peek, of Convers, and Col. R. J. Redding,
of Atlanta, fiixth District —Joro Hollis and
Cant. R, E. Park, of Macon, and F. D.
Wlmlierly, of Duliard’s Station. Seventh
District—Col. J. O. Waddell, of
Cedartown; Hon. R. W. Everett, of
Fish, and Capt. G. H. Waring, of
Cement. Eighth District—Hon. W. J.
Northern, of Sparta, and Col. James M.
Smith, of Wintervilie. Ninth District —
George If. Jones, of Norcross; Capt. J. H.
Nichols, of Nacoix-liee. and W. W. Col
lock, of Clarke*vilie. Tenth District —Col.
P. ,1. Beckmans, of Augusta, and Judge J.
11. Jones, of Herndon. This will lie the
seventh annual meeting of the Farmers'
JUDGE BROWN RETIRES.
Judge Blown hns retired from the race
for the Judgeship, and Judge Simmons is
being vigorously pressed by his friends,
who consider him the strongest candidate
in the held. The statement is authorized
that Judge Branham will not run, leav
ing the held to-night to Judges Him
moiis, Lumpkin, Hook and Clarke,
and all are confident of election.
The committee investigating the Marietta
and Nortli Georgia railroad met to-night
and examined J. M. Russell, of Columbus,
who has been mentioned as taking some in
terest in the legislation under investi
gation. Mr. Russell said he was simply
employed as counsel for the road
and submitted the briefs and written argu
ments prepared by him at Mr. Eager's
request for use before the legislative com
mittee. for which service he was paid S6OO.
Ho tar as he knew no imprn|xir means were
employed to secure the passage of the reso
lution providing for the eaneellation of the
bonds. W. B. Lowe and R. F. Maddox
were examined, but neither knew anvthlug
about the legislation lieyond the published
reports They knew of nothing of the
means of its passage and bod no interest in
SUICIDE OF A BAKER.
HoTakesaDose of Strychnine to End
an Unhappy Life.
Macon, Ga., Aug. lll.—This morning at
11 o’clock, T. J. Foos, a well known baker,
and an old German citizen, aged about 60
years, died from tho effects of a doso of
sirychniite lulmi nistered by his own hands,
with suicidal intent. ill-health, coupled
with llnancial troubles, were the probable
causes of the rash act. The sad occur
rence happened at the house occupied
by the debased and his wife on the upper
end of Fifth street, near the depot. Mrs.
Foos was told by her husband about ten
minutes before his death that he had taken
a dose of strychnine to kill himself. Coroner
Hodnett was informed of Foos’ death, and
he impanelled a jury of inquest. Mrs.
Foos, the wife, testified that her
husband had a hard chill, and he said that
she had tietter stay by him for he was going
to die. Hhe asked him, ’’What makes you
think sof” He replied: “I have taken that
strychnine." She then went and got some
warm water and salt for him to drink, but
he was not able to take it, and said he
wanted to die. She had been married to
him about four years, and was his second
wife. He was a baker by trade. His life
was not insured.
What He Found on Hie Recent Visit to
the Scene of the Crime.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 61.—This morning
Frank Walker, Woolfolk’s attorney, re
turned to Atlanta not much encouraged by
his visit to Macon and to the scene of the
munler. Among the people he saw yester
day in Hazzard district, was a negro named
Green Lockett, who was examined at the
coroner's inquest. He told Walkee ulxmt
the samo in substance as he testified before
the jury. This was the negro to whose
house Woolfolk went after the murder.
Yesterday the washerwoman of Capt.
Woolf oiks family told Mr. Walker that the
bloody shirt found on the well belonged to
Richard, and not Thomas, Woolfolk This
is explained by the fact that Thomas Wool
folk had no clothes out there, and Mi’s.
Woolfolk told him to put on Richard Wool
ALL QUIET AT PETERSBURG.
The Mayor Fines Dr. Hinton $lO for
Slapping a Child.
Petersburg, Va., Aug. 61.—The prompt
action of Mayor Jarrett last night, in
calling upon the military to be in readiness
in case of an emergency, doubtless hail the
effect of quieting the belligerent portion of
the community, as everything to-day has
fieen )>erfeotly quiet, and no demonstration
of any kind lias been mail©. The
military, who remained in their armories
nil night, were dismissed this afternoon.
This morning the Mayor decided the ease
of Dr. Hinton, who was eharged with slap
ping a colore i girl, by fining the doctor
$lO, and saying that the case
was not analogous to that
of the negro who had assaulted Mrs.
DeJanett, aisl who bad been fined S6O and
jailed. The other cases resulting from this
affair weie diMiiiKsed, except tho charge of
libel against Ed vard Barham, of the Index
Appcnl and others, which will be beard
A Canadian Steamer Seized.
SCSPItNKION Hhipoe, N. Y., Aug. 61.
Tho Collector of Customs this evening seized
the Canadian steamer Hastings for viola
tion of the navigation laws in carrying
passengers between 1 <ewiston and Olcott,
two American ports.
Two New Cases of Yellow Fever
Kr.v West, Fla., Aug. 61. —The Board
of Health reports two new cases of yellow
I PRICE SlO A YEAR. I
i ft CENTS A COPY, f
A DESPERATE FIGHT WITH THE
Force of Numbers Makes Hie Struggle
a Fruitless One— A Howling Mob
Almost Gets up a Riot Outside the
Jail The Condemned Died Protest
ing I-lis Innocence.
Paris, Aug. 31.—Pranzini, the murderer
of Mine. Regnault, her maid and mart a
child, was guillotined at 5 o’clock this morn
ing. lie made no confession. Vast crowds
waited about tho place of execution during
the whole of the night, and kept up a eou
stant howling and yelling. The din was
horrible. When the chaplain, who was t >
officiate at the execution, arrived at 4:6(1
o'clock, the mi'.-, of poopD was so grcit
that he was almost prevented from reaching
the gate of the prison. Pranzini marched from
his cell to the scaffold with a firm step and
defiant air. When tho exeeutioneer seized
him, the murderer resisted and fought des
l>erately, demanding that they let him
alone. The executioners overpowered him
and throw him upon the machine, und in an
instant had him securely bound. Imme
diately the terrible knife was started. It
descended with horrible slowness at first,
but its movement quickened and <4he head
of the murderer rolled into the basset. Tho
mob outside became very disorderly during
the progress of the execution.
awakened at dawn.
Pranzini was aw akened out of a sound
sleep at 4:16 o’clock by the’ jailors. Putin r
Beanfucsne, chaplain of lußoquetlc, entered
the prisoner’s cell and exhorted him to lie
courageous. Pranzini replied that he had
no fear, but regretted that the only fa vor he
lmd asked, permission to see his mother, had
bin'll refused. Ho reiterated his profession
of innocence and refused to make n confes
sion to the priest, saving: “Father, you do
your duty ; I will do mine.” Whilst being
dressed for the block, Pranzini de
clared that he was glad that his
life was to be taken, as
he preferred death to jienal servitude for
life. He reproached Chief of Police Taylor
for having called, as Pranzini alleged, raise
witnesses against him during his trial.
CALM IN DEATH’S JAWS.
When he had Ixsm conducted to the scaf
fold he apjieared to he quite calm, and dis
played considerable assurance. He kissed
the crucifix presented to him by the priest,
but he refused to kiss the priest when the
latter proffered a farewell embrace. Pran
zini was at this moment skillfully grasjied
and suddenly thrown upon the guillotine.
Its great knife fell, and the murderer'll
head was severed from his body. The head
was at once placed in a wagon and carried
at, u gnllop to Ivory Cemetery, where it was
buried nfter a regular funeral ceremony had
been jierfornied over it. The faculty of
medicine claimed the body and it was sur
rendered to them.
Resumption In Some Branches and m
Strike in Others.
Pittsburg, Aug. 61.— There Is now every
probability that all branches of the glass
industry will resume work without any
trouble, excepting the window glass work
ers. Already a majority of the local firms
and otheiii near Pittsburg have made ar
rangements to start up to-morrow. All tha
troubles between the bottle, ware and pre
scription glass manufacturers and their em
ployes have Iteon settled, and the factories
wll resume <i|xratlons tomorrow
after theii usual summer sus
pension. The table ware branch*
wilt also start, up on Thursday, although the
wages scale has ftnt yet been arranged. A, 1
conference of the riiauufacturer3 and work!
men is now in session. Pending a settle
ment the employ#* have agreed to resume
work. The window glass manufacturers
and their employe•> have still a wide breach
lietween them, ami neither side professes to
have any idea as to when work will be re
sumed. The employes want alO per cent.'
advance, which the manufacturers refusa
to grant. Tho latter ussort that they would;
prefer to remain idle for a year, rather than*
pay tho advance demanded. The strike,
which will be inaugurated to-morrow, will!
throw several thousand men out of employ
COTTON SEED OIL BOXES.
An Ohio Man Brings Suit for Infringe
ment of Hie Patent.
Cincinnati, Aug. 61.—Suit was hegua
to-day in the United Suites Circuit, Court
here against Smith, Vailo & Cos., of Day ton,
0., and the Southern Cotton Seed Oil Com
pany and its promoters, by George W. Hat
field, of Arkansas, to recover certain patent#
on oil press boxes, of which
Mr. Hatfield is the inventor,
and also royalties for the manufacture of a|
large manlier of these boxes sold by Smith,;
Vaile & Cos. W hen the Southern Cotton/
Heed Oil Comjiany was formed last spring
this and other patents were taken by it at ■
valuation, it is said, of $6,000,000.
Trying the Thistle.
New York, Aug. 61. — Early this morn
ing everything presented a scene of anima
tion aboard tho Scotch keel sloop Thistle,
anchored off Tompkinsvllle, S. I. Theorew
were busy Ncruhbmg, polishing and dusting
preparatory to the second trial trip over the
Now York Yacht Ciub course. Owing
to some stiffness in the running
gear on the trip made on Monday and
after some changes made yesterday, Capt.
Barr expected to show some tletter work
to-day. Richard Henderson, of Hendersou
Brothers, agents of the Anchor Line of
steamers, ana William Coverly, of the same
office, made the trip as guest* of Capt. Barr.
Chatsworth Damage Suits.
Chicago, Aug. 61.—A special to the
.Vries from Peoria says: "The first litiga
tion growing out of the Chatsworth horror
cropped out to day in the shape of nineteen
damage suits, aggregating $137,600, which
were liegim in the circuit Court. Ten are
for $6,000 each, all being death cases. The
others are for injuries and demand various
sums, reaching in one instance S’JO,UOO.”
Car Works Burned.
St. Louis, Aug. 61.—The extensive iron
works of the St. Louis Car \VHeel Company,
sit no led in the western suburl* of the city,
were destroyed by fire lietween II and 13
o'clock last night The loss is estimated t
alKiut. SIOO,OOO. The property was fully
Blair's Bill Indorsed.
Concord, N. H., Aug. 61.—The Senate
to-day pulsed the House resolution, indors
ing the Blair educational bill by a strict
iiarty vote <>f 15 to H, the Republicans vot
ing In the affirmative. ,
Montgomery's Cotton Season.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 81.—For tbs
cotton year ending to night tne receipts here
have I evil Off.-Vi-,' bales. Tile stock Oil baud
is 376 bales. Cotton is firm at &Jsc. lor und