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BAYARD TO THE DOCTORS
A VERY PRETTY LITTLE SPEECH
The Officers Agreed Upon for the Con
gress are Duly Installed—Scores of
Papers that Are to be Read A Little
Friction Over the Italian Represent
Washington, Sept. s.—Before the hour
for opening the International Medical Con
gress every seat in Albough’s Opera House
was occupied. The orchestra and orchestra
circle had been reserved for members of the
congress. Ladies were in a considerable
majority in the dress circle, and the gentle
men in the upper gallery. The private
boxes were filled by the wives and families
of the officers of the congress.
President Cleveland, Secretary Bayard
and Speaker Carlisle were escorted by Dr.
Garnett to a seat upon thestageat 11 o’clock,
and were greeted with applause by the au
The assemblage was called to order
by Prof. Henry M. Smith, of Philadelphia,
chairman Of the Executive Committee. He
said that to welcome the distinguished
guests of the profession and show nis in
terest in great humane objects, the Presi
dent of the United States had consented to
open the congress for organization. He had
the honor to announce Hon. Grover Cleve
land, President of the United States of
America. The President arose, bowed to
the assemblage, and when the applause had
1 feel that the country should be emigrate
lated to-day upon the presence at our capital of
so many of our own citizens and those repre
sem Ing’for.-iffii countries, ivlio Ua\ e dist iuguisbed
rhemselves In the science of medicine and are
devoted to its further progress. .My duty ou
this occasion is a very pleasing nd very brief
one. It is simply to declare the Ninth Interna
tional Medical Congress now open for organiza
tion and the transaction of business.
NOMINATING THE OFFICERS. ■
The chairman of the Executive Committee
iLen proceeded to nominate the gentlemen
agreed ujioii by the committee to be the of
ficers of the congress. “For the high office
of the President of the congress,'’ he said,
“the committee unanimously nominate to
you one widely known as a scientific practi
tioner, an able teacher and medical author,
Dr. Nathan Smith Davis, of Chicago.”
Dr. Davis having been unanimously
elected by acclamation, the chairman ap
pointed Dr. Francesca Duranth, of Italy,
and Deputy Surgeon Gcffry A Marston, of
Her Britunic Majesty’s Army, a committee
to escort him to the chain
Dr. John B. Hamilton. Supervising Sur
geon General of the United Whites Marine
Hospital Kervii*, having been nominated
and unanimously elected Secretary General
of the congress, took his place and nomi
nated the goutlemen agreed upon as the
Vice Presidents of the congress, who were
elected. The list contains a hundred or
more name-. The only American, in the
list are the ex-Presidents of the American
Medical Association and the surgeons gen
eral of the army and navy.
The foreigners on the list include all who
came as delegates from their respective
governments, together with many othei's of
distinction. The President of the congress
put the question, and thegeutlemen named
w ere elected in the usual manner by accla
THE FIRST CLOUR.
A delegate—Mr. President, I would like
to ask, sir, if it is proper to elect as Vice
Presidents those who are not members of
the congress'. f pretest, and move to
President Davis—lt is hardly proper to
interrupt the proceedings now. It was ini
Possible to know who would be here in per
son. The gentlemen named were notified
and all accepted the places. The list as read
is elected, and I have the honor to invite
the \ ice Presidents to scats on the stage.
Doctors William B Atkinson, of Phila
delphia, George Byrd Harrison, of Wash
ington, and Henry Bargs, of Prance, were
elected associate Secretaries . Dr. E. S. P.
Arnold, of New York, Treasurer; Dr. Rich
ard G. Dunglin, of Philadelphia. Chairman
of the Finance Committee; Dr. Henry N.
Smith, of Philadelphia, Chairman of the
Executive Committee; and Dr. A. Y. P.
Garnett, of Washington, Chairman of the
Committee on Arrangements.
Presidents of the various sections were
elected and the Secretary General read
NOT TO BE A LL WORK.
Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, Chairman of the
Committee o:i Arrangements, announced
the social programme for the rengress. It
includes a conversazione this evening at the
Pension Office, ail informal reception by
President and Mrs. Cleveland to-morrow, a
lawn party by Hon. Josiah Dent, a recep
tion by Secretary and Mrs. Whitney, a re
ception and buffet banquet at the Pension
Office, a visjt. to Mount, Vernon upon a
United States vessel and an excursion to
Niagara Kalis He said it, was a source
of regret and embarrassment that
the month of September had Iwen selected
for the cong* -.and the committee felt it
its duty to explain the nlisence of that
boundless hospitality for which Washington
tv a, so w idely known. It was, lie said, due
to the absents- from the city of so many of
those who were at other seasons wont to
open their doors to visitors.
SECRETARY BAYARD'S ADDRESS.
President Davis now introduced Hon.
Thomas F. Bayard. Secretary of State of
the United States, who welcomed the con
gress in the following address:
Gentlemen of the International .Medical Con
rne pleAximr duty has hern assigned to me of
String expression, in (he mime nl' my fellow
countrymen, in the gratification felt by us all
dial you should have selected tlii.i i-oimtry to he
'he scene of file ninth congress, and cordially to
hid you welcome. The world in l>e
'Onilng better acquainted Social as
similation has progressed. Small provinces
and minor kingdoms arc federalizing into
irreat empires international intimacy suffers
less obumctlon. The broad and jmwerful cur
"nt of literature is silently wearing away the
hiitiks of geographical prejudice, and the spirit
of a common brotbertvaid of nationality and in
d-petidonc.- K expanding itself irresistibly over
tin* harrier* of mountain uul sen. ami these
new awl heiiellcietil conditions give prnmlsethat
the word "stranger'’ shall soon li* oblttera
ied from the vocabulary of civili
zation. You, gentlemen, will not,
I hope. feel, and I am sum you will not be con
sidered i,y us. as strangers in file United States,
for not only has t he fame of many of your num
ber, whom to mime might seem Invidious, long
since panned the limits of your own la ids, and
been recorded in the world's recordset scientific
attainment. hut l take leave to any tbai here ca
pecinlly will your claims for the public respect,
and the grateful acknowledgment due to your
'•['lightened services find prompt and lieartv
allowance by a population who usdU amid the
J’lessingaof civil and religious lilierty liwieatli the
I’i'o id liiiiiiiei-uf these United Slates, i! letters
•- a republic, science is surely a democracy
w|io M . domain is } s .icinGf-i! and traversed hv no
royal road, but t.s open on all aides, anil equally
I" “II who, with humility and intelligence, shall
watch amt wait for light as it is gradually <lis
-1 lomsl |,y divine providence for the auiell
oration of mankind In thlderiu*-r;ilU.-r-llibhc
the brotherhood of science c j' i Is-,l realize it*
iimvcrsality. for hero you will find limitullent
">r i tv- promotion of wii-rns in c-ry depart
neat, and in none more eqtisfiJeoisislv than
jo that of nuelli ine atm surgery, the mud
'niporiant of whteb ai* veiuniary gli'ts of prt
'•ln efiiaea*. niefi who. la a 21 c.ii majority of
raaa*. were isimfidlv linnled Til their aneocia-
tions with scienc-i and letters, who began
life at the lowest round of fortune's fad
der. but thanks to the t ble equities
of our political system rose with cut. “invidious
bar" to the highest level of material success and
public usefulness. To the public spirit and be
nevoleuce of such individuals is due the endow
ment, on a scale that princes may envy, but
have neve - surpassed, of schools of science, col
leges and universities, open for intellect-mi
training and the advancement of all who desire
to share and are competent to receive such
benefits. Your congress is held, gentlemen, in
the closing year of the first century of our
national existence, and what has been
here accomplished in the line of scientific edi
fication and equipment, owes compara
tively little to official governmental assis
tance. To no system of prescriptive
privilege, but to individual energy, enterprise
and generosity, we owe what under God we now
possess of such things, and non-interference by
the governments has proved a promotion and
not a hindrance in our advancement.
Busy in every department of industrial pur
suit, engrossed with diversified occupations,
and hurrying with a breathless energy
that has left its traees upon the physiognomy
of our people, vet, believe me, we are not deaf
to the calls of humanity nor lacking in appre
ciation and grateful respect for the votaries of
We welcome t his congress as guardians of the
sanitation of nations. In your profession we
recognize the noblest school of human useful
ness, and in the progress of the development of
the law s of cure, mitigation of suffering, pro
longation of human existence, and efforts
to discover true principles and ecnli
tions by which life can be made
“worth living, ’’ we have learned to appreciate
our debts to those w hose highest reward is "still
small of gratitude” and consciousness of the
benefactors to the human race.
Gentlemen, I confidently promise your con
vention a worthy audience, nut alone the mem
bers of your profession here assembled nor the
limited number whom this building can contain,
but that vaster audience to whom,upon t he wings
of electrical force, your message will be daily
borne far and wide to the listening ear of more
than OO.OOtt.nOO of American citizens. Sure urn
1 that your message will be worthy, and equally
t hat your thoughtful deliverances will lie wel
comed by the continent. The closer relations
of mankind which modern invention has in
duced. have been necessarily accompanied by
increased dissemination of disease, and the need
is obvious of frequent international conference,
that in the grand sweep of scientific observation
new discoveries in the healing art may lie
promptly tested ami applied in counteract ion.
Forgive if. as one of the great army of patients,
1 humbly petirlouthe profession that, in your
deliberations, nan,: ■ may be allowed a hearing
when remedies are proposed; that here, vis
medu-atrix may not" tie omitted in computing
the forces of cure, and that science niai lie v
striated as often as possible to somidiia, I
alarm for nature to hasten, as she surely
permitted, to the defense of
point assailed. My duty is very simple. :u,u
tear 1 have already overstepped its limit, for
t here was. indeed, little, more for me to say. t hail
to repeat the words of the ancient dame whose
college was close by the battlefield of Waterloo,
and being somewhat deaf, and hearing the
sound of the artillery when the famous -‘pound
ing” was hardest., thought she heard someone
knocking at her doorami simply stiid "come in
This may seem an unscientific illustration of
auscultation and percussion, but you need not
make half the noise of Wellington or Bonaparte,
aud I can assure you that the American people
w ill hear you and heartily say to you as I do for
them, “Come in.”
SPEECHES IN REPLY.
The welcome was acknowledged and re
sponded to briefly by Dr. William Harris
Lloyd, Inspector General of the Royal
Navy on behalf of Great. Britain, Dr. laon
Laforfce, of Paris, on behalf of France,
Prof. P. G. Unna, of Hamburg, on the part
of Germany, -Senator M. Zennnala, of
Naples, for Italy, and Sir Charles Reyner,
of St. Petersburg, representing the Govern
ment of Russia Dr. Unna spoke in Ger
man, and Drs. Jsemmala and Laforce in
President Davis, ha ving called one of the
Vice Presidents to the chair, proceeded to
deliver his opening address. The presiding
officer proposed a vote of thanks to Prof.
Davis, which was enthusiastically accorded,
and then he announced the congress ad
journed till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.
A LITTLE FRICTION.
There has been but one case of friction in
the proceedings, so far as has been learned.
Some days ago a committee invited Dr.
Francisco Durante, of Rome, to answer in
the name of Italy to the welcoming address.
Later, when Senator Sentinola arriv ed, he
claimed it as a right that he should make
tlie re.qionse, representing the government
of Italy. The committee felt constrained to
make a change, aud notified Prof. Durante.
This gentleman is much offended and has
withdrawn front the congress. He claims
that lie, and not Senator Seminole, is the
representative of the Italian government.
5,000 IN THE CITY
In round numliers it, is estimated that the
invading army of doctors and the families
accompanying them, now contains aliout
5,000 individuals The work of registration
is still in progress, and exact figures are not
yet attainable. Of- these nine-tenths are
The papers to lie read will cover every
subject of interest to the medical profes
sion. The "proceedings of the congress and
all of the papers read will be printed in
English, French and German. There will
be thirteen papers on general medicine,
thirty-two on general surgery, forty-three
on obstetrics, fifty-seven on gynecological
subjects, forty-one on anatomy, fifteen on
physiology, nine on pathology, twenty-one
on ophthalmology, thirty-four on climat
ology, forty seven on psychological medi
cine and nervous diseases and seven on den
tal and aural surgery.
Much Dissatisfaction Among the
Chicago, Sept. 5.—A San Francisco
special to the Times says: “Private advices
received by steamer from Honolulu state
that there is much dissatisfaction among the
better class of foreigners at Honolulu on ac
count of the military dictatorship which
has grown up since the semi revolution in
June. This lias extended to the press, news
pupers being even forbidden to publish ordi
nary court proceedings, such as the trial of
Hayseldiug. ex-Preinier Gibson’s son-in-law.
So great was this terrorism that not a single
journal in Honolulu dared to reprint the
comments of the American newspaper* on
tlie revolt in Hawaii, although everyone
was eager to got copies to see for themselves
what was said. Hu-inexs continues dull
owing to a sense of insecurity and unrest,
it is tacit I v admitted that the new constitu
tion is not'a final settlement of the points at
A Razor Taken from Parsons.
Chicago, Sept. ft.—Under orders from
Sheriff Matson, tlie cells of all the prison
ers in the county jail were searched yester
day. In the cell occupied by A. R. Parsons,
the Anarchist, was found a razor. This
was pounced uimn by the officers. Paivms
claimed that lie had it for (he pur|ioae of
shaving himself, lint the piece of steel was
confiscated nevertheless, although the con
deuined Anarchist cursed and swore when
it was taken from him.
A River fcteamer Burned.
BALTIMORE, dept. s.— The steamboat
Avalon, of the Maryland Hteamlioat Com
pany fleet, was entirely burned last night
nt Freeport, Vu., on the Great Wicomico
river. The loss 1* *OO,OOO, and the insurant*
•OO.tMIO. _ __
Suicide by Hanging.
Charleston, K. C., Kept. s. —At Green
ville, Mat Dounaue, foreman for Grady ft
Mauldin, bulkier* committed suicide this
morning. Hi" wife found him hanging
from the hinge of a door.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER H, 1887.
SIX SCORE BURN ED ALIVE
FRIGHT ENDS IN A JAM IN A BURN
The Corpses of 130 People Already
Removed from the Ruins All the
Victims Were Oceupants of the Gal
leries—Every Actor and Actress Es
London, Sept. 5.—A theatre at Exeter !
took fire this evening during the perform- !
ance of the “Romany Rye.” The occupants j
of the pit, after an awful struggle, escaped, j
but many of them were greatly injured.
There was only one exit from the gallery,
and the rush there was terrific. Scores were
trodden under foot and suffocated. A tire
escape was brought to a window and many
inside were rescued. Sixty corpses have
been removed. The injured survivors were
sent to a hospital. The mortality is esti
mated at 100.
THE BORNEO STRUCTURE.
London, Kept, fi, 'J a. m —The structure
burned was the Theatre Royal. It. was built
after the latest designs and was elaborately
fitted, being considered one of the prettiest
in the kingdom. There was -i
full house, and everything was
all right until tlie end of the third
act, at 10:50 o’clock, when the drop scene
fell, and in u moment the whole stage was a
mass of fire. A wild panic ensued. The
occupants of the stalls, pit and dress circle
escaped after dreadful crushing, many being
THE ACTORS ESCAPE.
The actors and actresses were in their
dressing rooms when the fire began and all
escaped The lire originated in the flies and
spread rapidly, filling the theatre with dense
smoke. The occupants of the upper circle
and gallery rushed to the windows scream
ing frantically. Many jumped from win
dows and were injured. (Khers were rescued
with the aid of ladders from verandas.
ALL THE CITY LIGHTED.
The fire blazed fiercely, lighting the whole
city. People were sodu flocking to the
scene in thousands inquiring for friends.
The scene inside the theatre when the fire
broke out was an awful one. Koine men
implored the audience to be cool but it was
impossible to check the frantic rush. The
theatre hose was brought into use in a few
minutes, but the water had little effect on
tlie flames. The actors and actresses were
taken from windows with theaid of ladders.
They lost everything except what they wore
at the time.
130 BODIES RECOVERED.
Up to the present time 130 bodios have
been recovered. They are almost unrecog
nizable. Thirty injured survivors have
been taken to the hospitals.
The (ire burned throughout the night.
The search for bodies proceeds slowly. In
many cases every slired of clothing is
burned off and the bodies look black and
HOW IT STARTED.
There are various reports as to the origin
of the fire. It is only certain that the flames
broke out in the scene shifters' department.
Those who escaped say that a special
exit was promptly opened. Tlie fire
brigade arrived five infinites after the
breaking out of the flames, but the efforts
of the firemen were without effect. There
were several thrilling scenes. A majority
of the victims were men and hoys. About
thirty women were burned.
ROASTED IN A MASS.
When the fire started the drop scene was
lowered to prevent draught. Some of the
actors opened a door to escape, causing the
fire to burst through the drop scene and
ignite the gallery. The flames overtook
the people who were wedged in an
immovable muss and roasted them to
death. Many who were rescued alive died
soon after being brought out of the burning
building. The occupants of the dress circle
escaped without serious harm.
London, Kept, fi, 5 a. m.—A telegram
from Exeter at 5 o'clock this morning says
that the tire is under control: only the'walls
of the structure are standing. People dis
tracted with anxiety are wandering about
the streets in the neighborhood
of the theatre in search of
friends who attended last night’s
performance. The hospitals are besieged by
anxious inquiries for friends. Twenty bad
ly burned persons who were admitted to
hospitals died a few moments after they
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
The Stmirhn rt say* that, the sad similarity
let ween the Exeter theatre tire and pre
vious disasters suggests culpable disregard
of the touchings of experience.
The News says: “It is safe to say that
one effect of this awful disaster will he a
general law governing the construction
and management of public places
throughout the kingdom. After this
catastrophe, and that of the Opera Oomique
in Pari* we ought surely to require no more
RIOTOUS TIE CUTTERS.
A Marshal Kills One of the Gang and
the Rest Subside.
Chicago, Sept. 5.—A special to the Times
from Helena, Ark., says: “Late last night
a large number of white tie nutters became
intoxicated at Marianna, and raised a dis
turbance in the town by cursing and dis
charging pistols. Marshal Ford arrested
one of their number aud. while on
his way to the lockup, the crowd
attempted to take the prisoner
awnv. Marshal Ford pulled his pistol after
the crowd commenced tiring, and when the
smoke cleared away one of the rioters was
found dead, killed by a pistol ball. Nine of
the rioters are now in jail awaiting the ac
tion of the court. The prompt and deter
mined action of the Marshal prevented a
SUNDAY BEER IN ST. LOUIS.
The Supreme Court to Decide
Whether it May Re Sold.
Kt. Louih, Sept. s.—Judge Valiant, of
the Circuit Court, to-day handed down his
opinion regarding the closing of saloons in
Kt. l/)ui*on Sunday. The opinion virtually
reversed the opinion of Judge Noonan,
given about two months ago, and holds that
the law of 1857 did not legally jiermit
the sale of wine and lieer ill this city on
Sunday, and the Sunday law as applied to
other part* of Die State ha* always noen
applicab.e here. The case will now go to
the Supreme < Vntrt with h request that :t he
advanced on the ilo-ket, and ft Is not likely
that any effort will I* made to enforce the
Sunday law until that court render* it*
Bokhara to Have a Cotton Mill.
Kt. Feterkulko, Kept. 5 - Advices from
< ’hcudgiii. on the • !xu, self that the Russian
Court, i 'lmmberiaiii Mitchugeff, Prince
LVntidoff and a party of uiilikmaire* re in
specting tlie cotton Helds of Bokhara with a
view to Miiectinc a suitable kite ou the line
of the projected H*m*ruand railway for a
A COUNTY IN THE LURCH.
$48,000 Missing- from the Safe -The
Treasurer Crys Robbers.
Cincinnati, Kept. 5. —A special from
Freeville, Darke county, Ohio, says the
County Treasurer’s safe doors were found
open this morning and *48,000 missing.
Treasurer John K. Kimon is not at home,but
it is rumored that lie only went to Ver
sailles last night to visit his father and is on
his way back.
The bondsmen are twenty-nine in num
ber, about twenty of whom are regarded as
good. Treasurer Simon has been in office
for years, and the new Treasurer, Henry
Bickel, was to take charge of the office this
morning. Capt. Godsuch has been employed
as night, watchman at the treasury, and
says the safe was all right and securely
locked during Saturday night. Yesterday
morning while asleep at home he
received a note from Kimon,
carried by a son of the Treasury
Clerk Sullivan ordering him to give the key
to tlie door leading to the treasury room
from tlie hall to the boy, and he did so.
Coining to the Treasury about 7 o’clock in
the evening lie found the door open, and en
tering the room, discovered tlie vault door
ojien, and closing it, he remained in the
room all night without giving any alarm.
Simon’s son, Harry, was the first in the,
Treasury this morning, and was the first
to give an alarm. Treasurer Kimon was
here yesterday and in the treasury, and it
is claimed set the time lock.
NO ONE ELSE KNEW THE COMBINATION.
No one but him knew the combination of
the inner safe doors leading to the money
vault. The combination was not injured.
Simon has returned to Greenville, but gives
no account except to make out that a rob
bery had been committed unknown to him.
He weeps and appeal's to be in great dis
tress. His shoe store, containing a large
stock, has been closed by the Sheriff. The
commissioners have ordered an in
vestigation immediately by prosecutor.
Elliott (Deni.), and Lawyer Tuilen (Rep.).
Treasurer Simon and his' son Harry were
arrested and brought before ’Squire Myers,
the former charged with embezzling $ He,ooo
anil the son withgand larceny to the amount
of $-10,000. Examination was waived and
the Treasurer gave $5,000 bail, and the son
*5.000 for their appearance nt the next term
ARRESTED FOR FORGERY'
The Head of a Philadelphia Printing
Firm Placed Under $5,000 Bond.
Philadelphia, Sept. 5.-—William H.
Parker, of the firm of Loag ft Parker,
printers, was to-day arrested and placed
under *5,000 bail to answer at court the
charge of having forged the names of vari
ou parties to seven promissory notes, which
were deposited witli aud discounted by the
National Bank of Republic. The arrest
was made at the instance of President
Rhawn, of the Bank of Republic. The
notes varied in amount from *IOO to *7OO
each, the total being *3,902.
MORE ABOUT THE CROPS.
The Signal Office Issues a Supplement
To Its Report.
Washington, Sept. 5. —The signal office
to-day issued the following supplement to
the weekly weather crop bulletin: “During
the past week the weather has been reported
as favorable for growing crops in Massa
chusetts, New Jersey, and for all except
cotton in South Carolina, as slightly ini
p.-oving them in Northern Illinois, Tennes
see and Kansas; as improvable in Ohio,
Indiana, Southern Illinois, Missouri, Ar
kansas, Mississippi and North Carolina.
For the cotton growing region too much
rain is reported from North Carolina; too
cool in South Carolina, and some damage
by worms in Mississippi and Arkansas.
The reports indicate for the corn growing
region a yield iielow the average, due to a
deficiency in the rainfall.
From ‘Ohio it is reported that tobacco
has been injured.
Pasturnge is reported good in Nebraska,
improved by late rains in Minnesota and
Kansas, and unfavorable in Missouri.
Frosts occurred in Central Michigan on
August HO and HI, but no injury ha,, been
The President Will Confer With Him
on the Tariff.
Washington, Kept. s.—Secretary Fair
child i* expected to arrive in Washington
to-night. When he left here several
days ago it was his intention to remain
away at least a month, aud the sudden
change in his plans is said to lie due to a de
sire ou the part of the President to confer
with him in regard to the
treatment of the tariff and
financial questions in his next annua'- mes
sage to Congress. It is further said that he
will remain here only a tew day* and will
not resume active control of the Treasury
Department for several weeks yet. He will
accompany the President to Philadelphia.
H|>eaker Carlisle and Representative. .Mills
ore still here. Mr. Carlisle i* out at Oak
view. Mr. Randall is expected to lie here
to-night. Out of these thing* the gossip*
have woven a report of a conference be
tween the President, and Kecretary Fair
child, Speaker Carlisle, and Messrs. Mills
ami Randall, at which an attempt at an
agreement upon a tariff and internal
revenue bill to lie ]ia**od next winter is to
be made. When such a conference is held
such a bill may be agreed upon.
Washington, Kent. s.—The testimony In
the contested election case of George If.
Thobe against John G. C'nrlide, from the
Sixth Congressional district of Kentucky,
was opened to-day by the Clerk of the
House and ordered printed. Mr. Carlisle
appeared in his own behalf and Gen. J. Hale
Sypher, ex-Moinber from I/ouisiana, ap
peared as counsel for Mr. Thobe, a Healed
package contained the notice of contest, the
answer, and tlie depositions on the part of
Mr. Thobe. Mr. Carlisle offered no testi
China’s Telephone Concession.
Washington. Kept. s.—The Chinese Min
ister said to-day that be did not prop***- to
sign th telephone concession to the Phila
delphia capitalists, represented by Count
Mietiwictz, Wharton Barker, and William
R. Payne, until he had thoroughly investi
gated their character and standing. He na*
disposed to think it would be signori. The
Russian legation has had prepared a history
of Count, Mietiwictz, which, it is thought,
may prevent tlie Chinese legation lroiii
having any dealing* with him.
Internal Revenue Collections
Washington. Kept. s.—The collection*
of internal revenue for July, 1887, were
#10,007,870, being #301.41] more than the
receipts during the same month of last year.
There was a decrease of #178,610 in the col
lections on spirits; an iucreaae of $-“12,700
on tobacco; #201,727 on fermented liquor*,
and a decrease of #H,29fl on tnlaceUauieous
object*. The receipts from oleomargarine
LABOR ON A 810 PICNIC.
THE DAY'S FESTIVITIES USHERED
IN BY PARADES.
No Out and Out Red Flags Flaunted
In Any of the Lines The Celebration
Not Marked by any Serious Un
pleasant Incidents McGlynn at Buf
New York, Sept. 5. —I-alior l)uy being a
legal holiday nearly all the down town of
fices were closed to-day. Many other busi
ness houses were also closed for the day, but
some hud to remain open. The courts and
public departments were at a stand still.
Flags floated from many buildings
throughout the city in lionet- of the
day, and the streets were thronged
with sight-seers from an early hour. The
Labor parade was a feature of the day.
Fully 35,000 men, belonging to nearly every
trade organization in the city, Were in line.
John Morrison, a carpet weaver, and Master
Workman of the Knights of Labor, was
SOME ok the floats.
In the ranks were printing presses in ope
ration, bnkei-s’ ovens in full blast, a number
of large safes, a sailing boat fully equipped,
and a group of "squaws” represented by
cigarette manufacturing girls. The pro
cession was headed by a platoon of mounted
police, and the route was down Broadway
from Thirteenth street to Fourth street, to
Fifth avenue, to Union square.
At this point fully I,IKK)
(leople were massed aud the reviewing stand
was located here. On the stand were a large
number of representative labor men and
women. Among these was Henry George.
General Master Workman Powderly and
Rev. Dr. McGlynn, who were announced to
attend were not present. Notwithstanding
the tabooing of red flags, there were many
of them in line, but the red in em-h case
was relieved by colors less sugges
tive, which in colors of gold fold
which labor organization was carrying it.
No distinctively Socialistic flag was to lie
seen. The precession wended its way up
Fifth avenue to Forty-second street, where
it disbanded. The different trades then
went to Brommer’s Park to spend the after
noon and evening. Many of the houses
along the line of march were adorned with
flags and bunting.
Tlie Knights of Labor proceeded to
Round bay, on the Annapolis Short Line
read, to spend the day anil evening. The
Clothing Gutters’ Association also paraded
in force, with the Marine Band from Wash
ington, and marched to the Eastern
Scheutzen Park, where there was general
enjoyment for all who participated.
Boston, Mass., Kept. s.—'There was al
most a general suspension of business here
to-day. A large influx of suburban visit
ors aud a grand precession of workingmen
marked the celebration of the early hour*
of labor day in this city. The procession
was a much larger one than in
the labor flenionsi ration of last year
with the difference that in to-day’s parade
a majority ot tlie participants were trade
unionists, while last year more than half
the men were Knights of Labor. During
the afternoon there were six monster pic
nics, and in the evening a number of gath
erings under the auspices of various chari
A BIG CELEBRATION at CHICAGO.
Chicago, Kept. s.—The celebration of
labor’s holiday was the most successful yet
held in this eitv. At an early hour men in
the undress uniforms of their rns|iective or
ders, organizations and societies began to
assemble at their rendezvous for tlie
customary parade, and the streets through
which the procession was to pass were
packed with large throngs of
sightseers. Manufacturing and build
ing operations were very generally
suspended for the day throughout the city,
and a desire to make the day memorable
was very generally evinced. Nearly every
labor organization in the city was repre
sented in the fine of march which was gay
with appropriate banners and mottoes and
musical with tlie strains of countless brass
bands, it, is estimated that from 25,000 to
30,000 men participated in the parade.
12,000 OUT AT CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati, Kept. s.—Labor day was cel
ebrahvl here this nttemoon by a great, pa
rode, in which there was no effort at dis
play oxoept in numliers. In this respect tlie
result was gratifying to tl-e manager, as the
number in line was generally estimated at
from 12,000 to 15.000 The Franklin
Assembly, composed of women, was repre
sented by the member* riding in two large
wagon* The day was not a legal holiday,
but muny manufactories were closed. Af
ter the parade there was an immense meet
ing in Garfield Place. Entire order was
NO KKD FLAGS AT BROOKLYN.
Brooklyn, Kept. s.—Labor Day wor ap
nropriately observed here to-day. The pub
lic building* and departments were all
closed. The trade organizations paraded
and the members of the different organiza
tions wore some insigna representing their
No red flags were allowed in the procession.
GENERALLY OBSERVED AT ALBANY.
Albany, N. Y., Kept. 5. —Five thousand
workingmen celebrated Labor day by a pa
rade this morning, and games and festivi
ties at the fair grounds this afternoon.
Nearly all the lalsir organizations of the city
were represented in the parade. The day
was generally observed among laboring
men in Albany and vicinity.
DK. M’ULYNN AT BCFFAt-O.
Buffalo, N. Y., Kept,. s.~Labor day
was celebrated here by a large parade of
workingmen* unions and a monster picnic
this afternoon, ut which speeches were made
by Dr. McGlynn, llou. Martin A. Foran, of
Cleveland, aiid others.
TWO MONSTER PICNICS.
Philadelphia, Kept,. 5.— Ijhlioi- day.
though not a lepil holiday in thi* Htate,
was generally observed by the labor organi
zations. There wan no general paraue. but
two monster picnics were held and thous
ands enjoyed ail sorts of sport and pleas
5,000 MEN IN LINK AT NEWARK.
Newark, N. J., Kept. s.—Full .7,000 men
were in line in the laiior parade this morn
ing and the street* were crowded with
Kiglitseers. Tlie procession was reviewed at
the City Hall by Mayors Haynes, of
Newark, and Cleveland, of Jersey City,
Congressmen I/ehlback, Buchman and Mr
Adoo. After passing through the princijml
stixs-w the parader* went to Caledonian
Park, where 20,(11(0 persons had assembled
and a festival was held.
A BIG TURNOUT AT DETROIT.
Detroit, Kept, ft.-—Most of the factories
and shojis were dosed to-day to give tile em
ployes an opportunity to participate in tlie
celebration of laibonlay. Delegation* wero
present from Cleveland, Toledo, Guidon,
Out., and from many point* in Michigan,
and marched in the pris-eadoO. The weather
won all that could lie desired and
every tiling moved off pleaismlly. The pro
cession was the largest of it* kind ever seen
in the city, nsarlv all brandies of I undue**
Indianapolis, Ind.. Sept. ft. —Labor day
was observed in Indianapolis by h gen
eral cessation of work in the meohani
cal trades. During the morning a pa
rade was made through the principal streets
by the various lat>or societies, sevc al thou
sand men and 200 women living in line.
Following these came industrial displays on
wheels. They were probably the liost the
city has ever seen. The procession dis
-1 Minded at the exposition grounds, where a
picnic followed. In the afternoon speeches
were made. There was no disorder of any
A GENERAL HOLIDAY.
Nkw Haven, Conn., Hept. ft.—ljalmr
day was appropriately observed in this
city. Various trade organizations gave a
parade in the morning and in the afternoon
wont down to Savin Hock for a big picnic.
The day was made a general holiday.
WORK IN THE MINKS SUSPENDED.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. ft. —Work in the
mines was susjK'iidisl to-day and l.ftOO
Knights of Labor were in the line of pro
cession in honor of Labor day.
Car Iron Importers Fail A Leather
New Haven, Sept. ft. —The failure of E.
S. Wheeler A Cos., of this city, heavy im
porters of bar iron, steel, tin, etc., with
branch houses in New York, Liverpool,
Baltimore and Chicago, and of the New
Haven Wire Company, of which H.
S. Wheeler is President, was announced
this afternoon, and created a decided
sensation in business circles. The liabilities
of the house are chiefly on indorsements of
bills receivable the unsecured indebtedness
being very light. It is hoped that business
limy be successfully resumed in a short
time. The stoppage will probably af
fix'! the New Haven Wire Company,
which is entirely under the Drill's control,
but will in no way offset the New Haven
rolling mill, which is controlled by a sepa
rate corporation in no way involved. The
members of the linn arc exceedingly reti
cent, and most persistent questioning
failed to bring out any information
as to tho actual amount involved in
the failure, and it is impossible
to learn the figures to-night. There is no
question, however, but that it will bo very
far-reaching and involve a large number of
banks and business houses in this oity
and elsewhere. A prominent banker
who is pretty well posted its to the
firm’s standing.put'tlie amount of the failure
in the neighborhood of $2,000,000. Others
tiro not inclined to estimate quite so heavy
an indebtedness, but all agree that the lis
hi lilies are heavy. The firm of E. K.
Wheeler A. Cos., is composed of K. H.
W heeler Henry I). Wheeler, and Haruiantis
M. Welch, President of tho First National
Bank, all of this eity.
The New Haven Wire Company,
with capital stock of $150,000, is managed
by K. K. Wheeler, President, B. R. Brown,
Treasurer, and H. A. Galpin, Hecrclary.
The wire company employs 300 hands at. its
mill in Fa irhavnu, and turns out titty tons
of wire daily.
A LEATHER COMPANY INSOLVENT.
MILWAUKEE, Kept. 5.—-The Wisconsin
Leather Company, one of the largest in the
city,confessed judgment to-day on four notes
amounting to over $90,000. The company
was declared insolvent by the Judge or tho
Circuit Court, and all of its property was
sequestered with R. K. Miller, as receiver.
Tho Sheriff is in possession of the tannery
and other property of the company. No
statement of toe amount of the assets and
liabilities has been made.
Milwaukee. Wis. , Sept. B.—A special
from Stevens’ Point. Wis. .says: “In obedi
ence to a general order issued Saturday
twenty switchmen of I tie Wis
consin Central railroad struck at
that place. They have been
receiving $1 SIO and s2per day for day and
night work respectively, and want $2 Ift
for both night and day work. About 100
brakeinen and switchmen are now idle at
Htevens’ Point. There is at prosent no
prospect of a settlement.”
Strike of the Brakemen.
Montgomery, Ala., Sent. 5.- The brake
men on the South nud North Division of
the Louisville and Nash ville road went out
on ii strike Sunday. They made demunds
which the road would not meet. To-day
some of the brakemen refused to work here,
but the rood had no difficulty In running
all Its trains, and the strike is considered a
a failure. Tho railroad officials say they
will run all freight, trains as usual. No
other road in tho system is involved.
Glens Falls’ Captured Fugitive.
Raleigh, N. C., Kept, ft.—M. K. Keul.
alias James Murwiu, agent of the National
Express Company at Glens Falls, N. Y.,
was arrested Friday at Henderson, N. C.,
charges 1 with the theft of SO,OOO from the
company. He bad a hearing here to-day
liefore J ustice Mernuianou a wi it of baliens
corpus, and was ordered to lie turned over
to the New York authorities for trial. Ho
left with an officer to-night for that State.
Arrival of a Sea.ler.
St. Paul, Sept, ft.—A Victoria, B. C.,
special to the Pionter Prett says the sealing
schooner Pathfinder airived yesterday
afternoon, having on board 2,377 sealskins.
During the time she was in Behring sea she
only s|*ike one vessel ami did not learn of
the seizure of sealing schooners until she
arrived here. She is the second vessel that
lias evaded the American cruisers. An
other schooner is reported in the straits.
Manitoba Borrows a Million.
Toronto, Sept. s.—The Hail says it hns
authority for slating that Norquay, Premier
of Manitoba, iiak succeeded in raising a loan
of a $1 000,000 for railway pneposes on
bonds of tho Province of Manitoba. The
money will lie applied to the completion of
the lied River Valley road, the rails for
which are now lying at Montreal
A Drop in Baltimore and Ohio.
Nkw York. Sept. B.—Thera was a drop
hi Baltimore and Ohio railroiul wtock at the
Stock Board to-day. On Malunlay Ift l was
bid, and today it opened at 148 and dropped
to i (7, closing weak. This is tho lowest
pH os at which the stock hus been sold for
y ears, and a further define is looked for,
Sign j of tho Hurricane.
Philadelphia, Sept. ft. —All vessels from
the Atlantic mast. South of Cliesapsuke,
continue to report a hard experience with
the hurricane. The schooner John L.
Trent, of Pensacola, reports luinlier strewn
ail along the const from 100 tilde* North -
west of Tortuga? to Cape Hatters*.
Throe Editors Arrested.
Milwaukee, Win,, Sept, ft.—Editor*
Krackwtutzer, Cook aq.l Park*, of the
Imlhit tier lew, were arrested Saturday on
a charge of criminal lils-1 preferred by
Alderman Garrett Duncan, whom the pup r
termed “a boodle Alderman” and “a Bud
denaeik builder.” They nro out on hail.
Frae Dalivary for Seiran
W ashinoton, Hept. ft. - Selma. Ala., be
come* a tree delivery office Oc t !.
i PRICE (DIO X YEAR
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NO TREATY WITH RUSSIA TO EX.
PIRE THIS MONTH.
The Statement That Emperor William
and the Czar Were to Meat Nevei
Well Founded The Rhineland Dis
gusted with Bulgarian Upheavals A
Rap at the Coburgers.
Berlin, Sept. ft.—To-night’s official press
confirm* the statement made Saturday that
there will tie no meeting of the Czar nud
Emperor William. The North German
(tazette says: "The repeated statement*, that
a meeting is about to take place at Stettin
emanate from Austrian and French sources,
mid are based upon pure conjecture. Nothing
exists to justify a supposition that the C/.W
is <■<miing to Stettin. It i* idle guesswork
on the part of newspa]ier* to npeak of a re
newal of tiie treaty between Russia and
Germany expiring this month, seeing that
there is no such treaty in existence.”
The North German Gazette, in an in
spired article on the relations between
Germany and Russia, says: "The duty im
posed by Germany’s policy in the interest
of the empire, and its dignity is to main
tain juvice wo long as it is compatible
with honor. The starting point
of an endeavor in this direction
is found only on ground covered by treaties.
The riraimntaneew that the otherwise suc
cessful peniv policy of the German govern
ment ha* for three summon past been dis
turhnd by Bulgarian princes, is not calcu
lated tdattract the good will of the Lit*
man politician* toward that, principality.
PEACE-LOVING AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.
“It accord* with the interests of the <- w
loving and no less straightforward C -nr i
notion that Germany should, in the .'ciincil*
of Europe, throw her whole weight into tie*
scale in order to have Europe command
peace to ambitious Bulgarian Prince#
and Ministers who am irt
olined to set the continent in a blaze,
Germany holds firmly to the treaties which
wore broken by the princes of Coburg and
Batten berg, not for tho sake of pleasing
o| her powers, but out of regard for her on i
signature. For frivolity the peace of Eu
rope was placed at, stake througli the
Oohurg-Orleans enterprise. There is not
men the semblance of an excuse for that
enterprise, and it is only to be explained on
the understanding that the Coburger is the
executor of an exclusively Orleaniat policy.
ERNItOTH NOT WANTED.
Sofia, Sept. ft. M. Ktambuloff, Prim*
Minister, in an Interview regarding the pro*
pnsal of Russia to have a joint Rii-svr
Turkish commission visit Bulgaria and ar
range her affairs, said if Oen. Emroth and
Artin Eflfendi came as private per
sons they would be admitted into
Bulgarin, but not otherwise. Bulgaria
was alive to Russia's object* and would re
jvl any interference in her internal affair#
tiy any power whatever. If Russia liked to
send Gen. Kimoth to Bulgaria as her diplo
matic agent, that would be different. Both
he and Art in Effondi would be courteously
received If duly accredited diplomats.
Tho government i* endeavoring toarrange
a loan with a prominent Pcst.h banking
house for $2,000,000, to be used for railway
purposes in advance of h large political
loan, which it is expected will he effected
when Prince Ferdinand's position is assured.
FOREIGN PAPERS KEPT OUT.
Bucharest, Sept. s.—The cenor*bip of
foreign telegrams continues throughout
Bulgaria, and the entry of foreign news
papers into the country is forbidden. Many
arrest# are every day made.
Constantinople, Sept, ft.—The Port#
has learned that the Austrian government
is strenuously trying to arrange for Prince
Ferdinand’* withdrawal trom Bulgaria.
Liberal League Lodges.
London, Sept, ft. —The Liberal (vague,
at a meeting in Alexandria jmlaee to-day,
resolved to establish branches of that asso
ciation wherever national league lodge#
are piohibitcd in Ireland.
In the House of Commons to-night th*
allotment bill passed its third readin g.
A papal AGENT AT IjONDON.
The Rome correspondent of the Monet 9
says that Manager Pei-sico, in his report on
hi* Irish mission, dwells inion the necessity
for the interest* of Ireland of a permanau#
agent of the Vatican at London.
Suez Canal Neutrality.
Paris, Sept. ft. —The Tempt says that M.
Waddington, the French Ambassador at
londoti. has delivered to lord Salisbury
France’* reply to the Infest British proposal#
regarding the neutralization of the Sues
canal. The reply amount* practically to ac
ceptance of an agreement with England.
Only a few details remain to be settled.
The entente includes an understanding rela*
tlve to the New Hebrides.
Three Deaths at Malta.
London, Kept, ft.—ln Malta during th#
past twenty-four hours there have been n*
new cases of cholera and three deaths.
Rome, Sept, ft.—Cholera ha- appeared in
Rome, where ft case* and 2 deaths were re
fKirted today. At Palermo to-day 9 new
ernes and -4 Deaths wore reported, at Trapani
12 new cases and k deaths, and at Catania
3 new cases and 1 death.
'Americans at Hawarden.
London, Sept, ft.—Many noted American#
paid their respect* to Mr. Gladstone aD
Hawnrde# yesterday and attended th#
church where lie read the lesson* of the day.
After the service the path from the church
door was lined on both side* Ivv American
visitois, who greeted Mr. Gladstone with
much warmth. Mr. Glad,tone returned
each greeting cordially.
PAnm, Sept, ft.—lt is stated that the mo
bilization experiment hasshown that ail tbo
reserve* could lie embodied in three days;
that all the various regiment* are ready to
march, and that carriage ha# been requisi
tioned for stoio*.
MOO Houses Burned.
Pekth, Sept. 5.—A terrific conflagration
is raging in the town of Veszeprem, Hun
gary. Report# received her# at, a late hour
to-night say that 200 house# have been re
duced to ashes. t
A Credit Mobllier Safe Robbed.
Parih, Sept. s.—The safe In the office of
the Credit Mobllier has been robbed of
England's Trade# Union
London. Sept. ft. — At the Trade# Union
Congress at Hwanzoo a resolution condemn
ing the government for suppressing public
meeting in Ireland wax |>assc,i hy a vote of
Bft to 7ft -p-
An Earthquake in Prueela.
Berlin, Sept, ft.—An Sai'thquekr shock
ha* been fell at Bonn, Prussia. No damn ge