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IOWA’S SOLID DEMOCRACY
A FULL state ticket put in the
FIELD FOR THE FRAY.
President Cleveland's Administration
Warmly Indorsed by the Platform—
A Cablegram Sent to Gladstone—Re
vision of the Tariff Demanded—Re
peal of the Prohibition Law Favored.
Df.s Moines, la., Sept. I.—The State
Democratic Convention met here to-day at
11 o’clock. The district eaucusses had pre
viously designated the committee member
ships so that the preliminary organization
was soon effected and a recess taken. On
re-assembling in the afternoon Cato Sells
wus made permanent chairman. Every
county was represented, and in nearly
every case by a full delegation, Oil) dele
gates being present. The nominations
For Governor —Maj. T. J. Anderson.
For Lieutenant Governor—J. M. Elder.
For Supreme Court Judge—Charles S.
For Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion—H. W. Sawyer.
All were nominated on the first ballot in
Accompanying the report of the Com
mittee on Resolutions was a request that the
platform be adopted section by section,
which wus agreed to.
The first resolution was adopted unani
mously and the second was adopted after
the insertion of the words “and tobacco.”
After the adoption of the second resolution
a motion was carried by a close vote, in
structing the officers to send a cablegram to
Mr. Gladstone. The other resolutions
were adopted without dissent until the
liquor plank was read. The
committee bad disagreed. Col. Mackey, in
behalf of the minority, presented a substi
tute favoring “Judicious regulation of the
liquor traffic, and practical local option.”
This was voted down after a heated discus
sion, and a motion to strike out local option
from the plank was also tost, and the
original report adopted. The rest of the
platform was adopted and, complete, is as
1. Wo commend the fidelity of President
Cleveland to the obligations of his high
trust, and congratulate the country upon
the economy, courage, honesty and patriot
ism of his administratioan. We cordially
approve the public land policy of the Presi
dent. Unearned land grants, to the extent
of millions of acres, have been restored to
the public domain and reserved for actual
settlers only, and the attempts of cattle
syndicates to enclose and appropriate large
tracts of public land to their own uses have
been defeated. A continuance of the Dem
ocratic administration is a guaranty that
not another acre shall be granted to specu
lators or corporations.
The civil service of the country has been
placed upon a business basis, and Federal
officials no longer neglect the duties of their
office for the manipulation of party policies.
The public debt lias been steadily reduced
and we favor a continuance of the policy of
applying the surplus revenues to the pay
meut of the debt as rapidly as possible.
We commend the efficiency, liberality and
impartiality of the pension department in
the adjustment of claims under the present
laws, and v/e favor such further legislation
as will make generous pensions for Union
soldiers and sailors, surrounding the same
with such safeguards and restrictions as
will provent abuse by any who are not enti
tledjto the bounty of the government.
2. We call upon Congress for immediate
revision of our tariff laws to a revenue
basis to the end that every industry and
every section may enjoy perfect equality
tinder the law, and we favor the retention
of the internal revenue tax on intoxicating
liquors mid tobacco, and protest against its
proposed reduction for the purpose of con
tinuing the present high tariff on the neces
saries of life.
11. We are in favor of continuing the
time-honored policy of the Democratic party
of welcoming to our shores the liberty-loving
people of all lands who come here to con
form to our laws and institutions, and be
come citizens of this country, but insist that
stringent regulations lie adopted and en
forced to exclude the pauper, vicious and
4. The noble and manly offorts of Messrs.
Gladstone, Parnell and their associates in
behalf of the cause of representative gov
ernment. for Ireland, commends our un
5. We commend the action of the Demo
cratic members of the Twenty-first General
Assembly in supporting the Gasset bill and
the bill against the holding of lands by non
resident aliens, and we pledge our candi
dates to the sup(>ort of these measures in the
6. The vigorous prosecution of faithless
officials,and Uioec who have corrupted them,
now I icing conducted bv Democratic prose
cuting officers in New York and Chicago is
a hopeless sign of a reform of the public
morals, and we believe the same measures
of justice that is visited ujkui the bribery
of local boards should lie visited upon the
same offense when committed in State and
7. Wo favor such legislation by Congress
ns will make all corporations, for the pur
poses of litigation, residents and citizens of
the State in which they do business.
K We are opposed to uil sumptuary legis
lation and in favor of tlic re]>eal of the
present prohibitory liquor luw and the sub
stitution in its stead of a local option and a
carefully guarded license law, with a mini
mum license foe of SSOO, for better control
ot the liquor traffic.
5). Wo believe that the railroad companies
are public corporations and therefore sub
ject to public control. We demand such
legislation bv Congress and the State Legis
lature as will apply to State and interstate
transportation ot freights and passengers,
tile principlas of the Itoigan bib, viz.: all
rates shall bo reasonable and shall be made
public; no discriminations ugainst in
dividuals or localities; no rebates
J r drawbacks, the same charge
for the sumo service to all persons, and no
■ugher charge for less than tor greater sor-
V| ">; prohibition of pooling in every form;
equal facilities and opportunities to nil ship
Pers. We oppose the free transportation of
*ny, and favor the cheap transportation of
*b We believe that the tlrst-elass roads
cn profitably earn - pu-aengers at, 3c. per
mh, and we donmnda law restricting them
■o such n elmrgo. We are opposed
to special tribunals for tlio setilement of
railroad questions, and especially to such
tribunals having power to suspend the laws
j)f the land. \V therefore favor the abo
ut ion of uii auMi tribunals, and believe that
the ordinary courts of the country should
h'- vested with full power to enforce the
jus! obligations of the companijs and award
"'equate damages to persons injured by
Id Every citizen of the K‘ > 11 entitled
to vota, und ills vote sfiouM i effective
a ll the vote of any other citizen. We de
nounce as in violation of the inherent right,
1111,1 to practical disfranchisement ot the
majority of our jieoplc, the infamous gerry
mander mode by the i le|>uidlran* in the
net General Assembly, by which a
n f.“fll minority of the people
i r * vested with full control of
the law-making power, anti vre pledge our
best endeavors to restore representation
awarding to population the right of the ma
jority to rule. We cordially invite the co
operation with us of all persons iu accord
witii these principles iu our endeavor to
cairy them into effect,
11. That we favor such legislation as will
grant to employes of corporations the lib
erty to buy of whom they please.
The convention adjourned sine die.
FLOODED BY A DELUGE.
Great Damage Done to Property in the
Chicago, Sept. 1. —A special to the Times
from Morgan, (Tex.) Jsays: The hardest
rain that ever fell in this country began
Tuesday night, and has continued without
cessation. The damage to fanners in the
low valley lands in every portion of the
country is estimated at thousands of dol
lars. The Texas Central, and Gulf, Colo
rado and Santa Ke railroads are
badly damaged, and it will bo
many days before either of • them
can move trains. The following business
houses, with all their goods, were swept
down Bosque river: Sellers & Hamilton’s
dry goods store, Samuel Frank's grocery
store, M. M. Chad's grocry, J. H. Justice’s
saddle shop, Anderson’s farniture store and
three cotton gins. Nine residences were
washed away. Besides these houses, which
are entirely gone, every house in town is
LIKE ALL MANY HAVE LEFT.
Life is all that many of the citizens have
At Whitney, twenty-two miles east in
Hill county, a number of bouses were
At Meridian a man, whose name could
not be learned, was swimming to his house
to try £iid save .some of its contents, when
the water became too swift for his strength,
forcing him into the current and drowning
him. Between here and Cleburne, a distance
of thirty miles, there were eight washouts
on the Santa Fe road. Three of the num
ber are large iron bridges which span Nolan
At different points on the Texas Central,
between Morgan and Whitney, two large
iron bridges which have stood storms for
years are completely destroyed. Between
here and Hico, on the Central road, thirty
one miles distant, there are eleven bridges
washed away. The loss to the railroad is
over $100,00). No estimate can yet be made
of the loss in small towns and to farms.
The Underground Conduit Company
Threatened With the Law.
Chicago, Sept. I.—A n ew feature in the
war which the Board of Trade is waging
against the bucket shops, is the appearance
in the field of the Underground Conduit
Company. This company is charged by the
board with furnishing bncket shops with
wires in the city limits. The manager of
the Board of Trade quotation depart
ment was instructed to notify the
Underground company that if it did not
stop furnishing facilities to the bucket shops,-
in violation of the State law, the facts and
evidence in the possession of the board
would be laid before the next grand jury
and an indictment asked for. The Postal
and Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Com
panies continue to charge the Board
of Trade , with favoritism to
the Western Union Company. They
say that the Postal wires were
ordered out of the open Board of Trade,
while the Western Union Company con
tinues to do business there, and has in
creased its operating force in its open board
office. They also say that MeCampbell’s
bucket shop at Cincinnati is circulating
Chicago Board of Trade quotations all over
the country over the Western Union wires.
The Company Gives Into the Demands
Emphasized by a Strike.
Chicago, Sept. 1. —For the first time in
the history of the model village of Pullman,
the Palace Car Company, for which all the
inhabitants work, were beaten to-day in a
strike. Ninety-three carvers employed in
the car shops quit in a body this
morniug, because, as they stated, the
work at which they were able
to niako the most money had been taken
from them and given to cabinet makers who
would do it cheaper. The foreman of the
department stated that the work was trans
ferred to the cabinet makers simply be
cause on account of tho rush of work
the carvel's were unable to handle it.
The carvers are the beet organized of any
of the workmen at Pullman, and their lead
ers stated emphatically during the after
noon that they would not go back unless
the work in question was given them again.
A conference was held with the foreman
before evening and tee company decided to
accede to their demands. It is the first in
stance of the kind on record. The carvers
wifi return to work to-morrow morning.
DASHED FROM A BALLOON.
An Indian Aeronaut Loses His Hold on
a Trapeze Bar.
Princeton, Mo., Sept. I.—At the Mercer
county fair yesterday afternoon, Randall
Blaksloe, a half breed Indian, made a
balloon ascension, hanging to a trapeze liar.
Tho balloon shot up suddenly, giving
Blakslee a wrench and he was unable to
pull himself up on tho bar, but managed to
hold himself’ up by a loop which
he hud drawn around his wrist.
After traveling about n mile and a half,
reaching the altitude of 300 feet, the balloon
began to descend, but the poor fellow’s
strength gave out, and when within 500 feet
of the earth his grip relaxed and he fell,
lighting on his feet in n cornfield, his thighs
being broken and driven into the trunk of
PERIL OF THE KNICKERBOCKER.
The Water Frequently Flooded the
New Orleans, Kept. 1. —T. H Patterson,
a passenger on the steamer Knickerbocker,
which arrived hero yesterday from New
York, several days overdue, suys the
steamer encountered a gale early on the
morniug of Aug. 3d, which soon developed
into a cyclone of gi eat severity. The storm
continued forty-eight hours, during which
time everybody thought the ship would go
to pieces. ’ The ship was blown 300 miles out
of her course. Then a pipe burst, and tho
steamer was further delayed forty-eight
hours, going under sail. During the cyclone
the water broke over the ship, and at one
time there was considerable water in the
0.000 Tons of Wheat Sold.
Han Francisco, Sept. 1. —The sale of
6,000 ton* of when: for the benctlt of the
creditors of the recent bull operators. Dres
bucii A Rosenteld, occurivd on the Produce
Exchango this forenoon. The first sale of
100 tons was made ut I At 1 , percental. Tho
succeeding JOtl tons sold down to 1 22 L,
sfter which the price rose quickly to 1 25,
and the final solos were made at 1 37. The
price* obtained were considerably higher
than had been deemed possible.
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1887.
RUMORS OF BIG DEALS.
GARRETT SAID TO BE ANXIOUS TO
UNLOAD HIS HOLDINGS.
An Intimation that Gould Will Gobble
the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph
System -The Little Wizard and the
Pennsylvania Railroad Said to Have
Advanced the Baltimore and Ohio
Baltimore, Md., Sept. I.—The Baltimore
and Ohio Express Company to-day passed
into the hands of the United States Ex
press Company, and their employes were
notitied of the change. There will, for the
present at least, he no changes in the em
ployes, and reports will be made to the
General Manager as heretofore.
Speaking of the sale John K.
Cowan, counsel for the Baltimore and
Ohio Company said: “The statement that
the Baltimore and Ohio Express Company
has been sold to the United States Express
Company is not correct. There has been
simply a contract entered into lietween the
two companies by which the United States
Company is to run the Baltimore and Ohio
for thirty years, for which the former is to
pay the latter company u certain percentage
of the earnings.” He declined to
say what the percentage will be.
It is now very generally believed here
that the sale of the Express is not the last
of the deals of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company. Special dispatches
from Now York render it conclusive to the
minds of many prominent business men that
the telegraph system of the company will
soon pass into other hands if the negotia
tions are not already concluded. The im
pression also prevails that Mr. Garrett is
anxious to dispose of the road, and an
nouncement of the sale at any time will
create no surprise here.
THE VICE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT.
Vice President Spencer, in answer to in
quiries on the subject to-aay, confirmed the
disposal of the plant of the Baltimore and
Ohio Express Company and of the execu
tion of a contract between the railroad
company and the United States Express
Company for thirty years, but declined to
give any further particulars. He said, how
ever, that ho regarded the ar
rangement as quite advantageous to
the interests both of the railroad
Company and the Express Company. Mr.
Spencer stated that there was no truth
whatever in the statements as to negotia
tions with London bankers for the control
of the company or that the house of Garrett
& Sons w;is selling or intending to sell its
holdings and he knew of no such intentions
on the part of any other large holders.
THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD RUMOR.
He treated as absurd the statement that
the Pennsylvania railroad had advanced or
was advancing any moneys to the Balti
more and Ohio company looking to its con
trol, or for any other purpose. The control
of the company had not and would not pass
into any rival hands. It would continue as
an independent trunk hue with the interests
of all classes of stockholders fully and am
ply cared for, working, it is hoped, in
such harmony with connecting and com
peting interests as would secure the best re
sults for all. The company is fining a large
business and has met, and was prepared to
meet promptly, all its obligations of every
RUMORS ON THE STREET.
New York, Sept. I.—A report was cur
rent on the Stock Exchange to-day, said to
emanate from a director of the Pennsylvania
railroad, to the effect that the Baltimore
and Ohio paper taken up yesterday was
only renewed. Another report said that an
agreement has been made between J. S.
Morgan, A. J. Cassatt and Robert Garrptt
for the transfer of a majority of
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad stock
in the interest of a syndicate
in which the Pennsylvania railroad and Jay
Gould are said to be equally interested.
According to this story, the Western Union
will absorb the Baltimore and Ohio Tele
graph linos, and the Pullman Car Company
the Baltimore and Ohio Palace Car Com
A SHIPWRECKED CREW.
The Bark Lena from Pensacola Aban
doned at Sea.
New York, Sept. 1. —The steamer City
of Alexandria, which arrived from Havana
to-day, brought the shipwrecked crew, sev
enteen men and the captain, of the German
bark Lena from Pensacola to the Nether
lands. She left Pensacola Aug. IT. and ex
perienced a storm on Aug. 28 which became
a hurricane on Aug. “A. Her deckload be
came loose and several of the crow were
hurt. The crew were about to take to the
boats when the schooner Morangie came
along and took them on board. The Mo
rangie's provisions gave out, and the
steamer took the wrecked men on board
Aug 20. The men lost everything but
what they stood in.
MANITOBA’S NEW ROAD.
The Present Lull Believed, to be Pre
-1 ceding a Storm.
Winnipeg, Man.. Sept. I.— The slow pro
gress of the legal machinery is the only
feature in the lied River Valley railroad
situation just now. The opposition of the
Canadian Pacific railroad is most feared by
the Manitoba government, and its present
quiescence is regarded as a prelude to a still
more determine l light. Accidents burred,
it is expected that tse new roal will be in
running order by Oct. 15. An attempt will
be made to have Mr. Van Horne examined
when the case comes up in court.
SWITCHES AT HIS DOORS.
The Man the Bald Knobbers Whipped
Springfield, Mo., Sept. I. —Green
Walker, whom several Raid Knobbers Ht
Ozark were fined for whipping, has located
in tie eastern part of Greene county. Since
settling there hi* neighbors' 1 rouse* l.ave
frequently bcn burglarizod. Yesterday
morning Walker found n bundle of hickory
switches at his front door, accompanied by
a written warning to leave the neighbor
hood within one Meek.
The Hurlburt Paper Company.
Springfield, Mass.. Sept. I.— The cred
itors of the Hurlburt Paper Company of
South la* met in tins city to-day, end. after
a stormy sea.ion, refused to compromise at
20c. on the dollar. The spisdal committee
reported liabilities of $o88,Ot)0 ami the
assets at @“ .’O,OOO. The affair* will probably
lie settled by regular insolvency proceed
Glass Factories Still Idle.
Pittsburg, Sept. 1. Now\of lias window
glass factories started up to-ilay, although
Sept. 1 is the usual time for resuming work.
The workingmen remain firm in their de
mands for the restoration of 10 per cent,
that was taken off their wage*several year*
The First Will be Held at
Washington, Sept. I.—All sorts of ru
mors are current to-night relative to the ap
pointment of the English Fisheries Commis
sion, and the probable course of the United
States in the premises. Only one thing is
certain up to this time. That is that
the Unite! States will do nothing whatever
until officially informed as to tho
action of Great Britain. The Com
missioners will come to Washington,
and will be accredited representatives
of their government to enter into such ne
gotiations as can be agreed upon. The Sec
retary of State may treat with them di
rectly in person, or through commissioners
appointed by the President for the purpose.
In the latter event the American commis
sioner will lie simply a representative of tho
State department and will not. form part
of a “Joint High Commission.”
It is thought probable that
tho President may deem it best
to apnoint three commissioners to represent
the United States, although Gov. Porter,
the Assistant Secretary of State, is of the
opinion that this course is entirely unneces
sary. Whether there is a commission or
not, there will undoubtedly be a convention
prepared before the meeting of Congress to
!*> submitted to the Senate for ratification.
What the action of the Senate will be is
problematical, but unless there is
a marked change of sentiment
in that body from that which existed last
year, any treaty is likely to fail.
It is believed at tbe Department of
State that the first conference will
be held some time during the fall or
next winter. The place of meeting has not
yet lteen decided upon, but the indications
are that the negotiators will meet first in
Washington and then proceed to Halifax.
KEY WEST’S TEASER.
Just Enough Yellow Fever In the City
to be Mentioned.
Washington, Sept. 1. —A dispatch from
Key West was received this morning at the
office of the Marine Hospital Service, whfi h
stated that tho number of cases of yellow
fever reported there to Sept. 1, was 374, and
the number of death* 63, an increase of 17
cases and 1) deaths in the past nine days.
The situation is regarded at the office us
slightly favorable, since the mortality is on
the whole comparatively low. As yet the
new cases are almost entirely confined to
A DEATH AT NEW YORK.
New York, Sopt. I.—Edward Johnson,
an employe of the Baxter Wrecking Com
pany, was a passenger per the Mallory’s
steamer City of San Antonio, from Key
West, which arrived at quarantine Aug. 30.
On the steamer’s arrival Johnson was round
suffering from yellow fever and was prompt
ly transferred to Swinebume Island hos
pital, where he died at midnight last night.
GOOD CHEER FOR COLORADO.
The Utes All on the Reservation and a
Washington, Sept. I.—Gen. Terry in
forms the War Department of the receipt
of the following telegram from Maj. Rand
lett, dated Fort Duchesne, Aug. GO: “Capt.
Dawson, with his troops, Indian Agent
Byrnes and tho head men of the U tee started
yesterday to meet Gen. Crook and Gov.
Adams at Hooker. The Utes are all on the
reservation. There are no fears of any
leaving it. This can be assured the people
September's Debt Statement.
Washington, Spet. L—The debt state
ment issued to-day shows the decrease of
the public debt during tbe month of August
to lie $4,809, 47.5 41; tne decline of the debt
since June 30, 1887, $9,654,370 34, the cash
in the Treasury $449,991, 729 87; the gold
certificates outstanding $88,765,340, the sil
ver certificates outstanding $147,876,385, the
certificates of (le]ioslt outstanding $7,180,-
000; the legal tenders outstanding $846,681,-
016; the fractional currency (not including
the amount estimated as lost or destroyed)
$6, 943 39.
A Monument to Confederate Dead.
Washington, Sept. 1. —The Secretary of
War has approved the request of the Con
federate Association at Chicago, to erect a
memorial to the Confederate dead buried In
the government lot in Oakland Cemetery,
near that city, under such regulations as
may be prescribed by the Quartermaster
Carlisle at Oakview.
Washington, Sept. 1. —Speaker Car
lisle, who arrival in Washington a few
days ago, went to Oak View this afternoon
to spend a few days as the guest, of the
Trade Dollar Redemption.
Washington, Sept. L —The trade dollars
redeemed to (late are 7,153,000. The Treas
ury j iconic believe that but few more are
Disasters to Cotton.
New Orleans, La., Sept. I.—A special
from Vicksburg to the Times-Democrat
says: “Fully 65 per cent, of the cotton in
the Rolling Fork, Deer Creek and Lake
Washington sections has been stripjx-J of its
leaves, as though fire had swept over the
fields which, three days ago, looked so
green and promising.”
A special from Carencro to the Tinies-
Dr.moerat says: “Cotton in this section is
cut short fully 50 per cent, on account of
Los Angelos’ Chinese.
Los Angeles, Cal., Kept. L-e-China town
in this city w as completely burned out four
weeks ago und u new location wo* decided
ujioii. The jieople gathered m such force at
tho site of the proposed now Chinatown tide
afternoon, and u.-si such stormy language,
that the owners had to prom.se not to locate
the Chinese there, li i- expected Unit the
Chinese will find great difficulty in securing
any location in the city.
Craig Tolliver’s Slayers Acquitted.
Louisville, Kv., Kept. 1. - A special to
the ConrUr-Jovmat from I>exingte>ri. Ky.,
says: “In the Rowan Circuit Court at
Morehead today Pigma:i and Perry,
charged with the murder at Craig Tolliver,
were cleared alter two hours’ rteid*-rut:on
of the jury. Everything at Moreheud is
quiet and no danger is apprehended from
an outbreak. ”
Bale of a Railroad.
Little Rock, Ark., .Sept. I.—The Mem
phi* and Little Ris k railroad was sold under
h mortgage foreclosure-this afternoon to 11.
K. Dow. of Now York, the price paid being
$2,800,060. Tlio road will Ui extended to
A Cable Rate War.
New York, Wept. L—The Commercial
Cable Company tins morning Issued a dr
ier giving a reduction of cable rate*. On
and after Wept. 15,1887, tbe tariff will lie
lip. |>er word to Great Britain, Ireland and
Franc* end 15c. per word to Germany.
BLOOD MAY FLOW IN ERIN
THE COUNTY CLARE MEETING TO
BE HELD AT ALL HAZARDS.
Balfour Denies That tho Government
Will Be Responsible if There la
Trouble Mr. Ilealy Defines Procla
mation as Equivalent to Applying
a Gag Pauper Emigrants.
London, Sept. I.—ln the House of Com
mons this evening Mr. Dillon (Nationalist)
moved to adjourn. He did so in order to
direct .attention to the proclaiming of the
meeting announced to he held in County
Clare. The preposed meeting, he said, was
a perfectly legitimate one, and the
people would insist upon holding
it. Any disorder or bloodshed that
resulted would be on the head of the
government. The rack-rent, exterminating,
and ruffianly landlords who feared public
opinion wanted bloodshed. He would tell
them that the meeting would be held whether
or not there was bloodshed.
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
said he feared that the speech of Mr. Dillon
would not fail to have the evil effect of in
flaming the people. In proclaiming the
public meeting the government had only
followed the example of Earl Spencer,
who had invariably suppressed public
meetings whenever ho thought they would
be likely to lead to disturbance. The dis
trict in which this meeting was announced
to Iki hold wus the most disturbed district in
Ireland, where by far tho largest propor
tion of crime was committed. The action
of the government was not due to pressure
from the landlords. As to the responsibility
for what might hap)>cu if the proclamation
should be defied, that would not rest upon
the government, which was acting through
a desire to preserve the peace, but upon
those who advised the people to resist the
WHAT PROCLAMATION MEANS.
Mr. Henly asked the House to consider
what the proclamation niennt. He said it
meant the stopping of the iieople's utterance
when their voice should lie loudly beard.
The people’s only chance during the coming
winter of getting fair play lay in their
boldly assembling in public.
Mr. Robertson (Liberal) read Justice
Stephens’ definition of an unlawful assent
hly. and contended that the proposed meet
ing did not come within that definition.
T. F. O’Connor said he considered that
the proclamation simply meant that the
government had proclaimed tho war ugainst
the Irish people.
The motion to adjourn was rejected by a
vote of 9 to 61.
Mr. Balfour, replying to Mr. Heaty’s
question as to what steps had been taken in
view of America’s objection to receiving
pauper immigrants, said the government
would allow no more money for the trans
portation <4* such persons 'during the re
mainder of the year.
After tlic debate on proclamation this
evening an informal conference was held
between the Parnellites and English home
rulers, and Mr. Cony heart) and Philip Btan
hope offered to join Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien ill addressing the meetiiig of the
Ennis brauch of the league. They say they
will not flinch from arrest.
BULGARIA WILL FIGHT.
Gen. Ernroth Will be Resisted With
Force if Necessary.
Sofia, Sept. 1. —Print* Ferdinand pre
sided at the council held to-day to consider
the Porte’s official notification that Turkey
has assented to Russia’s proposal to send
Gen. Ernroth on a special mission to Bul
garia. The Cabinet crisis continues, but it
is believed that M. Stambuloff will be able
to-morrow to announce definitely the
formation of a Cabinet.
Prince Ferdinand to-day received the di
rectors of the Turco-Bulgarian railway,
in the course of the conversation he said
that he hoped that the rood would lie com
pleted this year. Tiie President alluded to
the insufficiency of capital to complete the
enterprise, whereupon Prince Ferdinand
said ttiat the government would raise a loan
for the purpose.
ERNROTH WILT, BE FOUGHT.
London, Sept. 1. —The Standard's Sofia
correspondent telegraphs that he has au
thority lor stating that Gen. Ernroth’s en
trance into Bulgaria will bo forcibly resisted
CITY OFFICIALS INSULTED.
The Duke Slept When They Came to
Pay Their Respects.
London, Sept. 1. —When the British fleet
which is cruising in the Mediterranean ar
rived at Bougie, Algeria, the officials of the
place went aboard tho flagship to pay their
respects to the Duke of Edinburgh, Admiral
of the squadron. They were informed that
ttie Duke was in bed and retired without
having seen him. The French press Is furi
ous at tiie way the officials were treated.
London, Sept. 1. —In Malta, to-day, there
were 4 new cases of cholera and 3 deaths.
THE RECORD I.V SICILY.
Rome, Sept. I.—lit Catan.a to-day there
were reisirted fifteen new cases of cholera
and eight death*, and in Palermo thirteen
new cases and six deaths. Cholera has ap
peared at Trapani.
Rutssia fiends Out Brutes.
Bombay, Dept. !.—The Russian Mission
which recently went to Kasngar lias lieen
compelled to return to Kliokand. The
members of the mission so outraged public
opinion in Kashgar by insulting Moham
medan women that a riot against the Rus
sians vi ;>s provoked. In this several Russians
Persecution of the Hebrews.
Moscow, Hept. 1. In consequence of the
ill-treatment ot the Jew i at Novgorod Gen.
Bro..clf has seut circulars to tile authori
ties ordering them ui adopt stringent meas
ures against violations o the law, and to
guarantee safety to all subjects of the Czar
Germany's Trade Guild*.
Berlin, M-pt. I.—Princo Bismarck, as
Minister o' Cos umeroc, ha* instructed the
provincial gover iors to do their utmost to
promote the wtaretta of trade guilds,
especially in the direction of their uniting
to form or join larger associations.
Touloui.K, Sept. L —Tiie members of the
reserve are rapidly arriving hole and de
parting for their quarters. Recruiting
conitmseionx are working actively. Every
thing proceeds in an onterly and successful
Emigrants for America.
Queenstown, Kept I.—Several line
steamer- wnicli have sailed from this port
in the last two days took on board 85fe eini- >
grant* for America. I
SACO'S SLICK CLERK.
An Attempt to Palm Off the Insanity
Plea on the Public.
Kaoo, Me., Sept. I.—Some friends of
Fl ank C. McNoilly, tho absconding clerk of
the Saco Savings bank, think that ho is do
ranged. They say he has been acting very
queerly, and hits complained of a bead
trouble. When Cashier Kelley left the bank
in charge of the clerk the inner vault,
where the cash and securities were kept, was
locked. No one but tho Treasurer and
President were supposed to know hoiv
to open tho safe, but Mc-
Neilly must have studied the combination
when the vault was open some time during
the Treasurer's absence and found it an
easy task to carry out his plan. He has
lieen living beyond his means ever since he
worked in the bank. He wore line clothes,
often lured livery stable teams and always
luid plenty of spending money. Home bills
he Ims left unpaid, together with sundry
amounts borrowed from friends. A lew
days ago, when talking with a friend about
his future plans, he said ho expected to lie
thousands of miles away from here in Sep
temtier. His mother is completely pros
trated by the shock. His brother Harry,
who holds a rcsponsiblo position in the
American Express otfico, has gone to Mon
treal in search of the absconder. Hank Ex
aminer Richards liegan work on the books
A NEW THEORY.
Saco, Me., Kept. 1,11 r. m.—From facts
that have boon learned Treasurer Kelley
and other bank officers are led to ac
cept an utterly new theory regarding
the robbery. It was thought yesterday
that McNeilly must have studied the com
bination to the steel idlest inside the inner
safe in some previous time while the Treas
urer was absent, and had kept his secret
until his plans were fully developed. Today
the bank officials think that McNeilly con
fiscated the bonds on Aug. 1, while engaged
in cutting coupons, and that he did
not get across to the security vntft on the
day he left the bank. What disposal bo has
made of the negotiable bonds since Aug. 1 is
not known, but he lias lieen making frequent
trips to Portland of late. It is supposed he has
lieen taking steps toward selling them. The
$8,500 which lie stolo was all the cash
drawer in the safe contained, but had he
succeeded in working the combination of
the steel idlest he could have taken
millions of money and negotiable
securities. This makes it seem all the more
proliable that he did o|ien the chest, but had
stolen the bonds on Aug. 1 when the coupons
were cut. In place of the package of bonds
stolen he left, a dummy in the shape of a
package of oid letters so that a glance at the
pile of bonds would not have awakened sus
Htnto Detective True, on liehalf of the
Saco Hank, has offered a reward of SSOO for
the apprehension of McNeilly, the abscond
mg clerk, and SSOO for the recovery of the
stolen Ixmds or SI,OOO for Imtli. It is now
stall'd that tlie Isolds are not registered, and
McNeilly may have realized on them.
A BOWLDER PUT ON THE TRACK.
Having a Passenger for a Way Sta
tion All that Saved a Train.
Pekin, 11t.., Kept. I.—A bold attempt
was made last evening to wreck the Indiana,
Bloomington and Western eastbound pas
senger train that left Pekin at 8 o’clock
at lioslie station, six miles east of this eity.
The cast and westbound passenger trains
art* duo here ut 8 o’clock, arriving and pass
ing at this point. The westbound pas
senger passed Is-sHe all right.
It was between this time and 8:15 o'clock
that some persons carried a large stone,
weighing 'JOO pounds, twenty five foet and
placed It between the rails of the main
track. The east-bound passenger train very
fortunately had a passenger for_Losllo sta
tion. The engineer was notifliod and had
slowed up, when his engine struck the stone,
throwing over the stone, but the forward
trucks left tho track. The train was de
layed nearly an hour. Had it not
been for this one passenger
there would have I icon a smash-up, as tlie
train would have flashed into this rock ob
struction at full fjieed. The only theory
given for the work is that of robbery. The
officials of the Indiana. Bloomington and
Western railroad will investigate the mat
WHIPPED BY WHITE CAPS.
A Band Similar to tho Bald Knobbere
at Work In Indiana.
New Albany, Ind., Sept. I.—Tuesday
night a gang of lawless men in Spencer
township, Harrison county, calling them
selves “White Caps," took from his bod
John Hildobrunt, a popular citizen, who lust
April wus elected Justice of tho Peace by
nearly a unanimous vote, and, tying him to
a tree, beat him unmercifully with hickory
switches. They told him they were
not pleased with his decisions, and
charged him with cruelty to
his family. Thu saint) night, at Depauw,
they warned a saloon-keeper to stop selling
liquor, ami nt Krenchtown they awakened
the postmaster, Paul llenriott, told him
what they liatl Itcen doing and ordered him,
under penalty of 100 lashes, to spread the
news quick. They hail previously warned
a widow named Dougherty that must
not marry a young man to whom she is
engaged. Her friends have organized for
An Accident to a Passenger Train-
Fire at a Mill.
Columbus. Oa., Kept. I.—A paxsengei
train on the Columbus and Rome railroad
yesterday hail an accident which fortu
nately did not result in nuy personal injury.
The train was Just ready to leave limes’
tank when the boiler on engine No. 4 ex
ploded, blowing out all the steam and
water and dLubdng the engine. A
telegram was sunt to Columbus for
another engine, which pulled the
train to Fortsou, where part of it was side
tracked unit tne passengers carried on to
At 1 o'clock to-day fire occurred in the
picker-room of the Eagle and Phoenix Mill
No. 11 and was thought to have been extin
guished by tiie miil hands, when it broke
out again, and as the steam pump was
so powerful it hurst the hose several times.
The tire threatened to do great damage but
the water was finally secured and the fire
wiu extinguished without any great dom-
Tiie committee appointed to arrange for
n (.display lor ('omnibus ut the Piedmont
Exposition will meet next week and make
ail necessary arrangements.
Kohtbkhs .Mon hoi;, S spt. 1. — Clink's held
the attent ion of the Southern Dental Ashocm
tion today. t’n j>ers were read liy l)r-.
Starr, ot Pniladolplidi; Parr and Evans, of
New York; 1/-sUt, of Virginia; Datner, of
South Carol mu. Ueneer. of Maryland:
Staples, of Texas; Wtnckier, of in-orgi,;
Morgan, of Missouri; Knapp, of Louisiui a;
Patrick, of illuioic, ami a lecture was de
livered by Dr. Younger, of Califom.a, on
the transplantation of teeth, with practical
I PRICE *lO A YEAR. I
1 a CENTS A COPY, t
A JUDGE HITS A CONSUL.
PASO DEL NORTE THE SCENE OF
Tho Incident Reported to the Stats
Department at Washington—Use of
Insulting Language Alleged by the
Mexican and Denied by the Ameri
can- Complications Improbable.
El Paso, Tkx., Kept. 1. —At 4 o’clock
yesterday evening United States Consul
Brigham and the United States agon- of
tho Masceloris Apaches went to the court
room of Judge Zubin. Magistrate of Paso
del Norte, to transact some business regard
ing the recovery of horses stolen from the
Indians. They waited until 5 o’clock and
then went to the residence of the Judge to
see why he did not come, according to
agreement. He told them his interpreter
was not present and he had more important
business on band, and the Consul and Agent
( (iwnrt walk and away. They felt insulted
and Mr. Brigham soifl he would inform his
ZL'BIA ASSAULTS THE CONSUL.
Judge Zubin ran several stops down the
walk, and coming up belaud Mr. Brigham,
struck him a heavy blow over tho head.
Judge Zubia, in an interview last night re
garding his assault iqion Consul Brigham,
said: “Messrs. Brigham and Cowart hat
wailed at the court room from 2 until 5
o'clock. I did not keep my engagement
with them, because I had neen detained
at home by a siek wife. My inter
preter says the Consul used language
when speaking to me that Mexicans would
cal! insulting and that he did not interpret
more than halt of it to me. Thereupon I
ordered Cowart and Consul Brigham trom
my residence. On the street, the Consul
continued to use violent language, and I,
without any weapon, ran flown to him and
struck him on the head with my hand."
The latter started to use his cane and
Judge Zubin ran into a house and locked
the door. Consul Brigham has telegraphed
an account of the affair to Washington,
which is corroborated by Agent Cowart.
the government notified.
Washington, Kept. I.— A dispatch was
last nicht received at the Department of
Htnto from United States Consul Brigham
at Paso del Norte, containing an account of
the assault made upon him by the Mexican
Judge, Zubia. The Consul makes no sug
gestion or comment save the statement
that he offered no indignity to the
Judge, nor did anything that could
lie construed ns an insult. The matter is
regardful t the Department as one personal
to the [iurties concerned, and no interna
tional complications are ex}iected to result.
The telegram has been placed upon the ffie
so that it may be held in readiness as au
answer in ease any eomplaint is made
against the Consul by the Mexican govern
AGENT COWART’S STATEMENT.
A telegram was received to-day by In
dian Commissioner Atkins from Indian
Agent Cowart, at K 1 Paso, Tex., under date
of Aug. 81, who states that he arrived there
several days ago to receive some horse*
stolen from the Indians of the Mescalero
reservation. “The horses,” he says, “are
held in Paso del Norte, Mex., in
custody of the Judge of I .otters, Henor
Zubia. After postponing the case upon one
pretext or another for several days, he
promised to give me a hearing yesterday.
At the appointed hour, with United States
Consul Brigham, I appeared at the court
room with my witnesses, but Judge Zubia
did not come fir send any explanation of his
absence. We then went, to his residence to
ascertain when we might expect action.
Nothing occurred that could lie construed
as offensive, but. as we were leaving, and
were on the Rtreet, Judge Zubia followed
us, and struck Consul Brigham
from behind. The of*. !uct of Judge Zubia
lins been disrespectful throughout the case.
I corroborate Consul Brigham's statement
of the matter sent to the Htato Department
MR. DAVIS COMING TO MACON.
Tha Ex-Confederate Veterans to Again
See the Old Chieftain.
Macon, Ga., Sept. I.—Ex-President Jef
ferson Davis has accepted tho invitation to
attend the State Fair in Macon on Oct. 36.
On that day there will lie a grand reunion
of all the surviving ex-Confederete soldier*
who can get here.
Prenident Northen of the Htate Fair,
arrivinl here to-night, from Beauvoir. He
found Mr. Davts suffering a little from a
wound received in las foot in the Mexican
war. Mr. Davis said he would
rather visit Macon than any
city this far South. He would lie delighted
to once again look on the surviving Confed
erate veterans. Mr. Davis was captured
near Macon. He was always a favorite
bore, and his acceptance of the invitation
iitt-. net tho people wild with ioy. Mr. Davis
will be provided with a special bedroom car
direct from bis home to Macon. Ten promi
nent citizens, most of whom are his personal
friends, will accompany him to and fro.
not to make hfeei hbh.
He will not lie harassed by holding recap
tions or making speeches, as his feeble health
will not permit it. He will review the vet
erans in the State Fair Park. The railroad*
will make close connections and run with
care, and only at comfortable spaed in bring
ing him here. One of the grandest recap
tions ever given in the entire country will
lie given ex-President Davis. The city will
be decorated profusely, and the main
street intersections will be covered
with arches. This will probably be
the last appearance of Mr. Davis
licfore so large a gathering of ex-Confeder
ato soldiers, and will lie mode forever his
torical hi the Kouth. Many old soldiers have
already written for tha entrance of tha
names of t heir regiments to join In the re
union. The railroad rate of lc a mile will
draw a 100,000 people. Georgia and the
South will turn out on masse in this, proba
bly tho last, public demonstration to th*
hood of the ex-Confederate government.
A Steamship Employe Reelgne—Tha
Board of Health.
Jacksonville, Fla., >Sept. 1. —Clarence
Wagner, for filtecn years in the employ of
tlie Clyde Steamship Line and acting agent
of the company in this city while Capt. J.
A. Leslie was absent on * vacation, resigned
lus imaition to-day to go into business for
himself in Charleston. Mr. Wagner was
formerly the company’s agent at rernan
ilina. * . ,
An unsuccessful attempt was made to
hold a board of health meeting in the city
to-day, owing to tho aLwnce of **vrai
physicians. Dr. Glennon, of < edar Keys.
AiiJtftant Burgeon oi tho Mariii# Hoapityu
Hervico, wan, however, prewnt and ui an
interview stated that he thought that
alter September no fever would he
in Kev Urtft. He is well informed,
i, a member of the lntori’.at.aoel Health
Ahk iation, and i now on hi* way w
Washington to attend a mooting of that
Tl'e City Belton report* seventeen death
in tha caty for tno month of August