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CATHOLICISM'S BIG CLASH
THE UNION DOES NOT DARE CON
DEMN THE KNIGHTS.
An Unfavorable Report By the Com
mittee On the Resolution Unani
mously Adopted After a Lively De
bate-Intelligence Offices to Assist
Chicago, Sept. o.—The resolution de
nouncing the Knights of Labor was to-day
reported back unfavorably to the convention
of the German Roman Catholic Central
Union. The committee to which the mat
ter was referred gave as a reason that the
time was not opportune for any such reso
Rev. John Merry, of Winona, Minn., ad
vised the delegates not to say anything
about the subject. The convention had
!>een misrepresented. There had been ac
counts of their proceedings yesterday, pub
lished in the English press this morning,
that would make one’s hair stand on end.
Mr. Mitsch, of St. Paul, the originator of
the Knights of Labor resolution, opposed
the report of the committee. He said he
had heard the addresses of the Socialists at
a Knight of Labor meeting in New York,
and thought the Catholic workingmen should
be protected from such dangerous influ
ences. He did not care whether the time
was opportune or not. If his ideas were
right they should be adopted.
In a moment there were a number of dele
gates on their feet, all anxious to advise the
convention to keep its hands off.
Rev. Dr. Tappert begged the convention
to let the subject alone, as it did not belong
to their province.
The St. Paul delegates added that local
societies might exclude Knights of Labor,
but the Central Union ought not to meddle
with the affair.
After some further talk Delegate Muller,
of Cleveland, moved to cut off the debate,
which was carried.
The report of the committee killing the
obnoxious resolution was then adopted
Later in the day a resolution recommend
ing that, local societies imitate the example
of the Toledo Catholics and establish intel
ligence offices for the assistance of German
Catholic workingmen, was adopted. The
other proceedings were not of a striking
character, everybody apparently looking
forward to the mass meeting at night in
Battery D, armory, where it had been
rumored bitter anti-Irish feeling would
THE MEETING AT NIGHT.
The convention met to-night in Battery
D armory. There were over 5,U00 people
present, about one-third being soldiers. The
audience was enthusiastic and wonderfully
unanimous. Among the persons on the
platform were Bishop Wigger, of Newark,
S'. J., and Vertin, of Marquette, Mich., clad
in their purple robes of office Rev. Dr. Tab
l>ert introduced the chairman, ex-Lieut.
Gov. Bpauuhorst, of Missouri, who made an
address. T here was no illusion that could
I e construed as an expression of race
antagonism in his speech.
Dr. Augustus Kaiser, of Detroit, spoke oil
“Ttio institution of the Papacy in history
and the pontificate of Leo XIII.”
Rev. Dr. Tappert then announced that he
had received a letter from Cardinal Ram
pollo. Papal Secretary of State, giving the
Pope’s blessing to the convention At Dr.
Tapperts call the audience responded with
three roaring cheers for Pope Leo.
Rector Ferdinand Hundt, of St. Peters,
lnd.. spoke on “The German Catholics of
the United States.”
AFTER THE SCHOOLS.
Joseph Jessing, editor of a Catholic
paper at Columbus, 0., took up the subject
■ f “Mission of the German Catholic School
ill the United States.” He declared that it
was necessary to stick to the German
mother tongue. He unhesitatingly declared
that Catholics wanted to influence the
school system of this country in accordance
with their principles.
"The Social Question" was discussed by
Rector Wilhelm Robbins, of Covington,
Kv. He did not believe the problem could
tie solved by existing labor organizations,
because they were composed of loosely con
nected masses united by no prin
ciple but selfishness and personal
advantage The session was concluded with
the reading of a letter of congratulation
from Herr Windthorst, leader of the Catho
lics in Germany, and tho introduction by
Dr. Tappert of the following resolutions,
which were rapturously applauded and
V.V. ii.nno German-Catholic men from all parts
of the United States gathered at the first Ger
man Catholic convention of America, now in
convention at Chicago, think it our principal
ind first duty to express most hearty ami sin
ceie congratulations to His Holiness, Pope lan>
..ill., the only father of Catholic C hristianity,
on toe occasion of his approaching golden
priest s jubilee, and to acquaint his holiness of
our deepest submission under his infallible
ministry as the representative of Christ and
sor to si. Peter, in connection
"ith our most respectful homage on the occa
-‘"U of the jubilee of the higlie-t shepherd, wo
declare ourselves in full accord with the wish of
his holiness to have his territorial sovereignty
restored as stated in the com
munication of his holiness to Cardinal
Rampolla, State Secretary of his holiness,
t s July, IWC. Mav this jubilee of the holy
[finer income meant me a year of jubilee for
•he whole of Christendom by fulfillment of this
demand of his holiness, rr peaceful ns itis just.
Being German Cat holies in America weoon
nc, i attachment to the holy church and attach
ment to our adopted fatherland with apnrobra
tmn of German ideas. We therefore tell our
wis-st am! highest shepherd, as well as our
American born American citizen:: that we tump
[). by our clinging to our German mother
tongue, and to our good national habits, are
able io fulfill our doting to both of you that is
tore good Catholics and good American citi
3 Rased on the principle warranted by expe
j'*nc. "to whom the school I relongs, belongs the
hint re," we express our most hearty ap-
Provp.l m o t,r German Catholic
priests for their successful effort*
w preserve and nurse true religion and German
[fag'ings by the founding and maintenance of
P'-risb schools. We also request the clergy and
People to continue in the common development
■ n l perfection of the school system that affords
l '""Urination of spirited cultivation and re
“P" UR moral education, the only sure guarantee
™ the good education of our youth
i io the Honorable Representatives of the
sTman Catholic Press, Edit ore und Publishers:
’■fiveour fullest, acknowledgement and our
™*< hearty thanks for their strictly united con
fPctlon in the < iermau < ’atholic Press Associa-
Jein, and for the beautiful first production
is ;!*, jubilee edition to I lie honor of
Rbly Father, Pope Leo XIII. before the
''"tinan Catholics of America. We ask
r, ’’ German missionaries to continue fighting
me "at ties of God with united firmness and with
o,!"!. . Gorman perseverance to the glory of
P°*y Couroh and for the general benefit of
, r brave German Catholic population.
".i or, B*de.ring the labor quest lon we would like
at.vise German Catholic workmen, notthink
, ' bare found the real remedy against this
. '*l Illness, to reduce this subject from the
°I the world s question, where
-nation has brought it, haok agstn
"a circle of national and ftnri*
, h “" apprehension, to h*>e confidence In
i,„ o v "* 'bat their sound common sense.
„r u ‘'- r with the religious moral prlnd
}ii..i r '' *-he Catholic rhumb. will
!**' .* laojedy that will be according to
l ,'! **’ and local rircumsianres we aak ail
uistlan employers to take ‘-are of tbeir work
. *<l to “T and advauue their fiaaneiai eu4
“wai waff art with all thesr night, for oair bv
®he JHofnittg Kr
sensible and Christian holding together the in
terest of both employers and workmen can be
8. Taught by experience that the close
connection between priest and people can have
a useful effect, especially in Catholic eongrega
gations, we beg the German Catholics of
America with all our heart to he firm in their
filially surrendered confidence to their
priests, to be in perfect harmony with them and
in loving obedience to their orders, not alone to
take an interest in the preservation and devel
opment of religious ana social associations al
ready constituted, but especially to establish,
with the aid of their priests and under strict
condition of only Catholic membership, other
such _ pure social associations, where
in distinction from the religious indifference ot\
worldly social club-,our Catnolics.young and old
have a sound, religious spotless, agreeable at
mosphere. Especially as in such associations is
it possible to discuss the questions of the day,
and to take united position regarding them.
7.—We feel encouraged to recommend, with
all our heart. St. Raphael's Association for the
protection of German emigrants to our country
men, because, just now, American-German
Catholics have begun to raise funds for the
foundation of a German Catholic Emigrant es
tablishment. Leo House, showing the glory of
American-German sacrifice, and to be an ever
lasting monument of the Priest’s Golden Jubilee
of the Holy Father, Pope Leo XIII.
MRS. CLEVELAND DECLINES.
Her Husband’s Absence on Fireman’s
Day the Reason.
New York, Sept. 6.—Mrs. Cleveland has
declined the invitation to present the flags
to the New York lire department in the fol-
Executive Mansion, 1
Washington, Sept. 5, 1887. (
Hon. Abram S. Hewitt, Mayor Hew York City,
Hon. B. Beekman, President Board of Aider
men, Hon. James E. Fitzgerald:
Gentlemen—l have received your pleasing
note requesting me, on behalf of the donors of
certain nags to be presented to the New York
fire department, as well as in behalf of the citi
zens of New York generally and the executive
and legislative branches of the city government
to deliver the colors mentioned by the fire de
partment on such a day in September as shall
suit my convenience. It would certainly afford
me pleasure to contribute in any degree to the
significance of this occasion and to tne satisfac
tion of the brave and gallant men whose
services are thus to be recognized. I hope,
however, that I shall not be misunderstood
when I base my declination of your kind invi
tation upon my unwillingness to assume that
I, as the wife of the President , ought to partici
pate so prominently in a public ceremony in
which he took no part. Yours very truly,
Frances Folsom Cleveland.
Fairchild, Carlisle, Randall and Scott
Washington, Sept. 6. —Secretary Fair
child arrived in Washington early this
morning. He went to Oak View during the
day and spent several hours in conference
with the President and Speaker Carlisle in
regard to the plan to be submitted to Con
gress for a reduction of the surplus. The
arrival in this city of Congressmen Ran
dall and Scott, of Pennsylvania, to-day
has given fresh impulse to the talk of ex
pected agreements among the Democratic
leaders on some method of tariff reform.
Mr. Scott is now at Oak View, the Presi
dent’s summer cottage. Mr. Randall said
to-day that he did not come to Washington
to talk about the tariff, but of course he
could not tell what might occur before he
left the city.
The News correspondent learns that the
tariff bill which the President and his ad
visers will favor will so nearly resemble the
Morrison bill of last year, with the addition
of the repeal of the tobacco taxes, that the
talk of an agreement with Mr. Randall in
favor of it seems absurd.
The Consul at Piedras Negras Investi
gates the Duval Case.
Washington, Sept. 6.—lnformation re
ceived at the State Department is to the
effect that the United States representative
at Piedras Negras has made a thorough
investigation of the recent murder of
Joseph H. Duval, an American citizen, at
Ssn Rosa. It is stated that the Mexican
authorities arrested seven men implicated
in the murder, and sentenced all of them to
ten years’ confinement in the penitentiary.
Pending a decision upon a special appeal
from the State, the prisoners have been
sent to Mout Clara.
Secretary Bayard’s Movements.
Washington, Sept. 6. —After Secretary
Bayard leaves Philadelphia, where he has
gone to attend the funeral of a friend, he
will go to Boston to place his youngest
daughter at school. He is expected to re
turn by next Monday. Nothing will lie
done about the appointment of commis
sioners to represent the United States in the
conference with the Chamberlain Commis
sion on the fisheries question until Secretary
Made Presidential Post Offices.
Washington, Sept. 6.—Manchester and
Pocahontas, Virginia, become Presidential
post offices of the third class Oct. 1.
In a Hurricane at Sea.
New York, Sept. 6. — The schooner
William H. Jones hence Aug. 8, for Jaemol,
which returned here to-day for repairs,
reports that on Aug. 20 she was struck by a
hurricane, with tremendous seas which
boarded the vessels, carrying Capt. Falken
burg and a seaman named Fred Nelson
overboard and knocking down Mabie
Schultz, who became tightly jammed
between the bits, which prevented him
from going overboard. One of Schultze’s
legs was injured.
A Wagon Run Down by a Train.
Richmond, Sept. ti. —The fast mail train
leaving Richmond at 5 o'clock for West
Point, when nearing Fair Oaks station, on
the Richmond, York River and Chesapeake
road, ran into a mule team which wascross
ing the track, killing both mules, demolish
ing the wagon, and so injuring the driver, a
farmer named Terrell, that he died soon
after reaching West Point, where ho was
taken for treatment.
A Boiler Explodes.
St. Loi'is, Sept, ft,—A special to the Post-
Dixpatch from Mount Vernon, 111., says:
“This morning the boiler of a threshing en
gine at Darden Springs, twelve miles from
Mount, Vernon, exploded, injuring five men,
three of them fatally. Mr. Bumphaus,
owner of the farm, was i lown nearly to
pieces; another man had both legs blown
off, aud a third had an arm blown off.”
Struck by a Tornado.
Torino, 0.. Sept, ft,—Word has been re
ceived from the new Northwestern Insane
Asylum, four miles from this city, that, a
tornado struck the place just after dark,
seriously injuring the buildings and demol
ishing one or two. Telephone lines are pene
trated, and there is no direct communica
tion. The buildings cost aliout J.VXI.OOO
Th" damage to the asylum is only about
$B,OOO. Nidi sly was hurt.
Dacatur'a New Papar.
DgCATtilt. AUA., Hep* fl —The Prtllf/ />
mtuv Journal made its rtrat appearance
this morning It ui hrtght and newsy, puh
ltsheathe Associated Preas dispatches, ami
mil t*k a front rank with tha newapapers
of the Mouth.
SAVANNAH, GA„ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1887.
DOINGS OF THK DOCTORS.
A DELEGATE FEELS INSULTED
Richard Day Reads an Interesting
Paper on the Effects of Overflows
and Their Remedies—The Sessions
of the Sections Very Slimly At
Washington, Sept. 6.— President Davis
called the International Medical Congress
to order at 11 o'clock this morning and in
troduced Dr. Austin Flint, of New York,
who proceeded to read his paper on fever,
its causes, mechanism and rational treat
ment. His paper was largely of a techni
cal character, and was listened to with pro
found interest by the large audience
of doctors present. President Davis an
nounced in the meeting that the amount of
work in the various sections was such that
it was found desirable that they should hold
sessions for two hours in the afternoon. For
this reason it would probably' be more satis
factory to all parties, if the address of Prof.
Zemmola, assigned for delivery to-day, be
postponed until 10 o’clock to-morrow morn
ing, and that hereafter but one address be
delivered each day. He therefore an
nounced the session adjourned till to-mor
ANOTHER CASE OF FRICTION.
Another case of friction, growing out of
a misunderstanding of facts, has occurred.
One of the Irish physicians, Dr. Murphy, of
Dublin, has written a letter withdrawing
from the congress because he felt
affronted at not being invited to
the banquet of medical editors last
night. A letter has been sent to
the doctor stating that, the banquet was not
given under the auspices of the congress,
but of some of the individual delegates to
it, and that, consequently, the congress had
no voice whatever in the matter. He is
asked, under the circumstances, to recon
sider his action.
The morning discussions at most of the
sections were very slimly attended or had
no attendance at all, as most of the doctors
were at the general session. At some of the
sections no one hut the Secretary or chair
man was present. Not more than fifty per
sons as a rule attended any one of the sec
tion meetings. In the afternoon at the
same time, and at many meetings, papers
were read to an audience of less than twenty
EFFECTS OF OVERFLOWS.
Richard H. Day, of Baton Rouge, La.,
read an interesting paper on the effects of
the overflows on the general health before
the section on public and international hy
giene. It was balFsi on letters received from
over 500 Southern physicians, sent in an
swer to letters of inquiry. The conclusions
arrived at were that overflows, as a general
rule, were injurious to health, and
that the extent of the injury was dependent
on the duration of the inundation and its
season, and that its evil effects are lessened
by good drainage and copious showers of
rain occurring (luring the subsidence of the
waters. Rice culture, which has been con
sidered injurious to health. Dr. Day de
clared was inimical to health only because
of the insanitary manner of its
cultivation. To lessen the effects
of overflows he recommends storage of
rain water for drinking and eookiiig pur
poses, that all lands subject to overflow be
cleared of trees and underbrush, and thor
oughly drained before being settled upon,
that in rice culture frequent streams with
pure water be practiced instead of keeping
the fields covered with stagnant water, as
is now common. That the dwellings of the
laborers on these lowlands be raised at least
four feet from the ground, and where pos
sible be placed on a ridge, and open to the
direct rays of the sun.
RECEIVED AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
President and Mrs. Cleveland received the
members of the congress with their wives
and lady friends at the White House this
evening. The time assigned for the recep
tion was one hour, a visit to the
Corcoran art gallery having lieen planned
for the latter portion of the evening.
When,however, the hour had expired, there
still remained a line extending to the west
gate, and thence along the entire front of
the White House grounds, composed of
ladies and gentlemen still awaiting an op
portunity to pay their respects. Tho re
ception was, therefore, prolonged until all
had been presented. It is estimated that
the number received was not less than 5,000.
Almost without exception the gentlemen
wore badges, indicating their membership
of the congress, and a majority were accom
panied by two or more ladies. The full
Marine Band was in attendance. The en
tire lower floor of the mansion, including
the conservatory, was thrown open to the
visitors, who passed leisurely from parlor to
Parlor, after having paid their respects to
resident and Mrs. Cleveland.
IN THE BLUE PARLOR.
The reception took place in the blue par
lor, where several of the leading local
physicians, with their wives, were stationed.
Col. Wilson was assisted by Dr. Hamilton,
of the Murine Hospital and Gen
eral Secretary of the congress, in making
the introductions. The cordiality of the
President and the winning grace of Mrs.
Cleveland throughout the presentation wore
matters of remark among the throng who
met them this evening for the first time.
Many beautiful tropical plants were
placed about the parlors and east
room, and the odor of fresh
flowers filled the air. From the White
House the visitors crossed the avenue to the
art gallery, which was opened and illumi
nated in their honor The several halls
were comfortably filled throughout the
evening, hut owing to the delay at the
White House the crush which would other
wise huve been unavoidable was prevented.
MR. CLEVELAND INTERVIEWED.
Ballard Smith Gains the Ear of the
New York, Sept. •.— The World will
publish to-morrow, over the signature of
Ballard Smith, the results of an interview
with President Cleveland, hold at Oak View
and the White House during three days
last week. In this, probably the
first accredited interwiow with him
since he was elected President, is set forth
to the extent of six columns, President
Cleveland’s views upon such topics of
national interest and importance as his re
nomination, civil service reform, the
financial situation, Wheeling incident, and
his coming visit to the South and West.
A Dove Hunter Killed.
Huntsville, Ala., Sept. H. — This morn
ing while Roy Hiak and Dock Street, two
boys aged alxmt lfl, were hunting doves
near the city, Hick’* gun was accidentally
discharged, the whole charge striking him
in the face, bl iwing off his nose and the top
of bis skull, causing instant death.
Ponsonby Not to Bvict.
Dublin, Sept. 8.- The proposed evictions
on the Ponsonby estates have barn atian
dotted tinder the provisions of the land
act twenly-ei* of the Ponennby tenants are
protected and cannot bo evicted.
ONE OF THE BURGLARS CAUGHT.
A Trial Justice at Florence Makes
Florence, S. C., Sept. fi.—G. McD.
Stoll, a trial Justice at this place, has cap
tured one of the burglars who blew opeu
the safe of Davis Bros., of Savannah, ami
lias recovered some of the stolen goods.
The man gave his name as J. P.. Warner,
and had a lot of burglar’s tools in his satchel.
Deep Dissatisfaction With the Prssent
State of Affairs.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. —The steamship
Australia arrived from Honolulu this after
noon, having left there Aug. 50. The politi
cal situation on the island remained un
changed. Active preparations were going
forward for the election, which occurs Sept.
1 Tho complete success of the new consti
tutional party is declared to be assured. Th i
United States man-of-war Vandalia,
the flagship of the Pacific squadron, arrived
at Honolulu Aug. 38, having been thirty
seven days in making the journey from
Callao. A proposition will be laid before
the next Legislature for the construction of
an ocean cable, connecting the Hawaiian
group of islands. Business is reported very
dull in Honolulu, hut a revival of industry
is anticipated after the coming election.
a press comment.
The Honolulu Daily Bulletin, in com
menting on the political canvass says:
“There never was a period in this country’s
brief history when respectable citizens felt
less free to express their independent
thoughts than at the present time. If a
man dares to utter a moderate
opinion, or an opinion in any
way averse to the extreme notions
of the narrow faction which is guided more
by blind impulse than calculating reason,
he is at once reported.” The paper inti
mates that the military power proposes to
control affairs on the island at uny cost.
ANARCHISTS IN THEIR HANDS.
The Supreme Court Judges of Illinois
Meet at Ottawa.
Ottawa, 111., Sept. 6.—The Supreme
Court met at 3 o’clock to-day. There were
present, Chief Justice Sheldon and Justices
Mulchey, Sehoolfleld and Magruder. No
announcement in the Anarchist case was
made, and will not be till all the Judges
have conferred upon the opinion. The
court adjourned until 9 o’clock to-morrow
Opinion and speculation here to-day
as to the probable decision is in
direct opposition to the generally
accepted belief in Chicago. The an
nouncement made by the press there that
the decision of the lower court had been
affirmed is not credited here. Lawyers and
others interested in the case believe that the
defendants will all be given anew
trial. If the decision of the” lower court
in these cases • is affirmed all in
one. the law compels the court, to deliver an
oral as well as a written opinion and also to
fix the day for the execution of the prison
ers. In this event theopinfon will probably
be very brief. If on the other hand the de
cision of Judge Garis’ Court is reversed,
the opinion will be voluminous. The Clerk
of the Court does not look for an announce
ment in thoso cases until the second or third
week of the term.
TWO KILLED BY A SHERIFF.
He Fought Single-Handed and Wound
ed Two Others.
Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 6.—A des
perate stabbing affray occurred Sunday
night at Holbrook, Apache county, Ari., in
which Andy Cooper and his half brother
named Samuel Blevins, were killed by
Sheriff Owens, and John Blevins and
Mose B. Roberts wounded, the
former slightly and the latter mortally.
On Monday of last week Sheriff Owens
learned that four men had arrived in Hol
brook, and were residing in a small bouse
near the railroad track, armed with Win
chesters. The officer started alone to arrest
the desperadoes. Arriving at the house he
knocked, and upon the door l>eing opened
by Cooper, tho officer informed him that he
had a warrant for his arrest. The
reply ho received was a bullet,
which passed through the sheriff’s coat
without injuring him. The fire was re
turned and Cooper fell dead. The shooting
then became general. Sheriff Owpns took
a position at the window, shooting all three
of the men inside tho house. Samuel
Blevins, one of the killed, is a boy only 14
years of age, but fully as desperate as the
CUTTING PASSENGER RATES.
The Wabash Starts the Ball Rolling
Chicago, Sept. B. —The Wabash Railway
Company threw a bomb shell into Western
passenger circles yesterday by announcing
a rate of £8 letweon Chicago and Kansas
City, a cut of ♦*! 50, the regular established
rate being sl3 50. This cut: the St, Ixmis
passenger rate from $7 .10 to fti, and will, il
persisted in, completely demoralize
all Western and Southwestern passenger
traffic. The cut was brought aliout by
trouble over the harvest e*( union rates.
All of the Western lines agreed to adopt a
certain form of ticket forsjss-ial excursions,
but the Chicago and Alton, as it claims, by
mistake printed its ticket* according to
the old form in use last
year. Asa consequence seal [Sirs
got hold of a lot of Alton tickets and used
them to cut the regular rate. The Wabash
refused to take the explanation that it was
nil a mistake and mane an open rate off 6.
Tho Burlington line will follow with the
same figures, and the Alton and Rock Island
will no doubt make the same rate.
RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
A Stran e Story from th# Wilds of
Chicago, Sept. B.—A Chattanooga,
Tenn.. special to the Times says: “Several
years ago Marzoll Polk robbed the State
Treasury of Tennesnoe of several hundred
thousand dollars, while serving as State
Treasurer. He fled but was sultsequcntly
arrested, and returned to Nashville. Indue
time he was reported to have sickened and
died. His body was shipped from Nashville
to Bolivar, Tenn., when it was buried.
Now conies the news flint one
Gamble, a prominent citizen of Anniston.
Ala., has just returned home from au ex
tended visit in the City of Mexico, and
while there he met Polk on th# street and
talked with him. He made a further in
vestigation and found Polk in business in
that city The affair has created no little
excitement in this part of the State. Gam
hie was well acquainted with Pout while he
wa* Treasurer of this State *
Russian In tor vent lon
Constantinofu, Sept. B.—The state
went that Turkey had consented to the
principle of Kumlhp intervention in Bulga
ria is officially contradicted.
SEVEN SCORE PERISHED
EXETER’S DEATH LIST STILL FUR
Scenes Full of Horror on the Stair
way-An Angle Formed a Death
Trap From Which the Struggling
People Could Not Escape-Holding
London, Sept. (s.—The victims by the
burnihg of tho Theatre Royal, at Exeter,
last night, were mostly work people. As
soon as the flames were extinguished a large
force of men began searching for bodies.
The stairway loading to the gallery was lit
erally packed with bodies, while at the head
of the stairs they were piled one on top of the
other. The unfortunate victims had rushed
to the door when the alarm was given, but
found the stairway blocked and all means
of escape cut off. In a short time the flames
had reached them and they sulfei"ed a hor
rible death. There were pitiful scenes in
the vicinity of the burned theatre this
morning as friends and relatives of supposed
victims awaited tho recovery of their bod
ies. In many cases fathers and mothers
both perished, and numerous children are
thus felt without moans of support. Sev
eral of the bodies were burned so that, only
a small cinder remained. The number of
persons severely injured is sixty. It is
feared the death list will reach HO.
300 IN THE GALLERY.
London, Sept, fi, 8 p. m.—lt has been as
certained that there were 200 persons occu
pying seats in the gallery, and of these over
lto lost their lives. The search for bodies
still goes on. It is very probable that the
total number of deaths wifi never be oncer
tained. owing to the fact that many of the
bodies were completely calcined. Two stalls
of a stable belonging to a hotel adjacent to
the theatre, are filled with remains that it
is impossible to identify. Most of the killed
were adults, and chiefly men.
But few children perished. The munici
pal authorities held a special meeting to-day,
and arranged for the interment of all un
den tilled bodies.
More bodies have been taken from tho
ruins. The charred remains of t wenty per
sons were discovered in one heap. A mother,
father and child were found clasped in one
embrace. All three had been burned to
death. In nearly every ease the clothing
had been torn off the victims. From many
of the bodies limbs were missing and the
remains showed that they had been
wrenched off. Several whole families of
from two to live persons lost their fives.
A DEATH-TRAP STAIRCASE.
The construction of the gallery staircase
account* for the great, loss of life among
the gallery people. Half way down the
flight there was a sharp angle. The first
persons who left the gallery got past this
safely, but several of those who followed
were thrown down and jammed into tho
angle, and were unable to extricate them
selves bwing to the pressure from behind.
The staircase at this point was thus effectu
ally blocked and there was no other
means of escatie. The scene-shifter says the
fire originated among some gauze, which in
some way became ignited. The flames
spread to the scenery, of which the stage
was unusually full, owing to preparations
for the production of a pantomime. The
audience numbered 800 persons.
It has been ascertained that in tho rush
last, night the ticket, box was upset, at the
gallery exit, and that this was the cause of
the blockade at that point. The remains of
nearly fiftv persons were found there. Most,
of the bodies are completely reduced to
ashes. Telegrams of condolence have been
received from Mr. Northcote, Member of
Parliament, and Wilson Barrett, the actor.
HOLDING THE INQUEST.
The inquest over the victims was begun
today. Crowds of mourning relatives were
present. The Coroner intimated that it was
desirable, for sanitary reasons, that a gen
eral order for burial be immediately issued.
It, was impossible to identify many of the
bodies. The jury simply viewed the re
mains. A public funeral will be held to
morrow. A relief fund has been opened.
Capt. Shaw, chief of the London fire
department, who is visiting Exeter, says
that the fire spread with such rapidity,
owing to the abundance of inflammable nia
terial, that no help from the outside would
have done any good. The Are brigades
spared no effort hut it would be better if
they were placed under one control. The
Queen has sent messages of sympathy to
AYOOB KHAN’S FLIGHT.
Rusßla Pretends to Take no Interest
St. Petersburg, Sept. 6.— Tho following
semi-official statement is made public here:
“The flight of Ayoob does not alter the ratio
existing between Russia and Afghan. The
Russian government had nothing to do with
AyooV.’s flight, and does not feel called upon
to concern itself with internal complies
tions. It is not likely that Ayoob’s escape
will ('■•UKe fresh difficulties between England
and Ru sia, loth of these governments,
wivij settling the Russo-Afghan frontiers,
having adopted a solid ethno
graphic basis, partly guided by
Tounmn and Afghan tradition*. Tho
arrangement is a durable one. and wns es
tablished in such a maimer that there re
mains no trace of dissatisfaction nor pre
text for ulterior claims on either side. No
casual incident like the flight of Ayoob can
revive the difference, which the two powers
desi red to settle once for all.
Cholera’s Deadly Work.
London, Sept. B.—At Malta during the
past 34 hours there were 17 new cases of
cholera, and 7 deaths.
Rome, Kept. 7, 1 a. m.— During the past
twenty-four hours 9 new case* of choieru
and 7 deaths we:e reported in Catania aud
15 cases and 9 deaths in Palermo.
France In Fighting Trim.
Paris, Sept. 8. —1 ho newspajien all agree
that the mobilizing ex[>erimeiit is a success.
They say that if France had been in such
condition for war in 1870 as she is now, Ger
many would have found her match. Two
men were arrested at Toulouse. while tak
ing note*, on suspicion of being German
spies. They proved, however, to be re
Brazil Will Interfere.
Paris, Sept. B.— An official note, issued
by the Brazilian legation here, indicates an
intention on the part of the Brazilian Gov
ernment, to suppress an attempt made
under tho auapicesof Frenchmen in Guiana,
to found a republic in the neutral territory
of Counania, between Brazil and Guiana.
A Gun Mould Explode*
London, Hept. B.—While a big gun was
being cast at Vickers’ foundry in Sheffield
today the mould exploded, killing five men
on the spot and injuring many others Four
others have since died in the hospital. Th*
buildings of the establishment were more or
BALTIMORE AND OHIO’S TRANSFER
The Stock Very Weak at Baltimore
Mr. Spencer Talks.
Baltimore, Sept s.—At the stock board
to-day Baltimore and Ohio railroad shares
sold at 146, but before the close eleven
shares brought only 143(4'. Just before the
close twelve shares were offered, for which
no bid was niude. Until the affairs of the
railroad are settled, it is thought here, the
decline will continue.
VICE PRESIDENT SPENCER TALKS.
New York, Sept. 6. — The Sun to-mor
row will publish an interview with Vice
President Spencer, of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad in relation to the conflicting
statements published yesterday and to-day
in regard to the status of the property and
its actual relations to the syndicate and
other trunk lines.
"What foundation is there for the state
ment that your road has passed into the
control of u syndicate, of w hieh Pierrpont
Morgan is the head, and how far will that
“The statement is absolutely without
foundation. The syndicate does not want
control. It simply desires that the same
relations shall exist between the Baltimore
and Ohio and other trunk lines that now
obtain between, say the Pennsylvania tail
road and Reading and the Erie and the
New York Central." Mr. Spencer said that
tlus had been distinctly reaffirmed this
morning in conversation with Mr. Morgan.
THE SYNDICATE’S INTERESTS.
The syndicate has the greatest interest
now in the growth and progress of tne Bal
timore and Ohio, and to secure this growth
and progress absolute independence of other
corporate predominance is essential, and
the road must be worked in the in
terest of the cities and territory it
reaches. This condition of harmony,
he added, is easily obtainable, and is a*
much in the interest of the Baltimore and
Ohio as of any other line. There is no
agreement or stipulation Mint, the Read
ing and New Jersey Central contracts
with the Baltimore and Ohio shall in any
way be interfered with; in fact, they can
not tie without the consent of all three cor
porations which are parties to them, as they
are legal and binding upon all of them.
There is no truth in the statement that $4,
000,000of the Baltimore and Ohio obligations
were lifted on Sept, l. Nosuch amount was
due, and there was no pressure upon the
company at the time.
"The loan secured through the syndicate
was for future use, and the proceeds will be
used only as needed."
“It was stated to-day that you would sue
ceed to the Presidency f” •
“I have nothing whatever to say upon
that subject. It will be time enough to dis
cuss that when Roliert (iarrett signifies his
determination to retire."
WILL GOULD GOBBLE IT?
Rumors About the B and O. Telegraph
Still Flying About.
New York, Sept. 6.—There were mim
berless rumors on Wall street to-day in re
gnrd to the Presidency of the Baltimore and
Ohio road, it lieing generally conceded that
at the next election, which takes place in
November, Robert Garrett will lie succeded
by Vice President Spencer or A. J. Cassatt.
John Newell, of the Shore road, was
also mentioned as being a can
didate for the Presidency, but this
is denied by the Vanderbilt people. A
iioint upon whieh more interest attaches,
however, is whether the deal will lie fol
lowed by the sale of the telegraph to the.
Western Union. J. Piorrepont. Morgan to
day refused to deny the rumors that the
statements in regard to another deal, proba
bly including a settlement of the telegraph
w'ar, would lie made in a few days. He said,
however, that there were no developments
to record to-day.
COTTON HANDLERS STRIKE.
Concessions Demanded and Refused
at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept. 6.—The teamsters
and loaders engaged in handling cotton
threaten to striko rather than submit, to a
reduction in wages.
The white longshoremen held a meeting
last night for the purpose of revising exist
ing rules. They are complaining of too
much work. At present trucks with two
men each, and three wheelbarrows, with
one man each, constitute a gang, and the
men work continuously. If they desire to
stop for a minute they have to put an extra
man on. The rules, as adopted last
night provide for three trucks and five
wheelbarrows, employ ing eleven men in all,
to lie used on each vessel, which arrange
ment will give the men a breathing spell at
the end of a run. The rules with reference
to cotton ships were amended so that the
longshoremen will ts* paid while ootton in
the bold is being chased up. The wages of
last year will be demanded—ls per day.
THE MEN STRIKE.
This morning the various longshoremen
who had been at work on the ships along
the river front yesterday put in an appear
ance as usual, but one and all rofased to re
turn to work until the stevedores
had agreed to accept the rules
formulated at the meeting last night. The
stevedores held a short, consultation and de
cided to suspend work for to-day, and
agreed in the meantime to meet this even
ing. At this meeting they resolved not to
accede to the demands of the longshoremen
but to employ other laborers. There is an
independent organization of colored long
shoremen who have been rather shut out of
work for two or threo years back by the
union men, mid on whose account a riot oc
curred last season. An effort will las made
by the stevedores to secure, these men.
The Government Sues a Boston Man
Boston, Sept. 6.—The recent importa
tion into this port from Ireland of five fe
male spinners by the Ross, Turner Com
rmny, manufacturers of twine, thread, etc.,
has resulto I in a suit by the United Slutes
against the (Inn for violation of the United
States statute, prohibiting the importation
of foreign labor. The Knights of Labor for
the district where the factory is situated
brought the matter to the attention of the
United States Attorney, who has begun
The |mnafty is #I,OOO in each
Milwaukee, Sept. A special from
Waukesha says: "The strike of the Wiscon
sin Ontral switchmen is now general along
the line. Freight business is almost en
tirely suspended. At Waukesha, Superin
tendent Merroll called on the Sheriff to
guard the property of the company, and a
posse of deputies was on duty all last night
and to-day. The Kuperidteiulent s action
was caused by the interference of strikers
witli trains that hud been made up, No
disturbam-e has taken place,”
Labor f ar,idee With Torches.
Winchester, Va., Sent. 6.--The Knights
of Igtbor of Winchester Assembly No. 8.62 V,
i-elebrated I-*bor Day to-night bv a torch
light parade The addresses were followed
by a banquet. 11l the line of pro-ession
wre floats with mottoes and several baud*
i PRICE #IO A YEAR 1
1 ft CENT* A COPY. (
BIG LOADS OF BAD DEBTS.
CREDITORS BADLY CAUGHT BY
THE RECENT CRASHES.
Wheeler Sc Cos. Leave the Banks With
Larue Amounts of Paper on Their
Hands The Liabilities of the Firm
Estimated at Between $1,000,000
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 6.—The de
velopments to-day in E. S. Wheeler & Co.’s
failure have been very meagre and unsatis
factory. A formal assignment was made
this morning, Samuel A. Gaipin, secretary
of the New Haven Wire Company,
being named as assignee, and
a hearing was set for Sept. 13.
No statement of the liabilities and as.,ot3
was filer!, and all attempts to learn tii3
names of the banks and business houses in
terested and the amount of money involved
have failed, and every effort to obtain even
an approximate statement has elicited only
evasive replies. The liabilities are estima
ted at from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000, and
local bonks are said to bold Wheeler's
paper for the following amounts:
Mechanics’ National Bank $40,000;
City Bank, $*0,000: Yale National,
$37,000; First National $170,000. The
National Tradesmens Bank hold a large
block of Wheeler's paper, as do the Mer
chants Nat ional and the New Haven County
National, but they decline to giveany infor
mation as to the amount. Brown Bros. &
Cos., of New York, are reported heavy car
riers of Wheelers’ paper, anil a strong be
lief prevails that it is held in quite large
amounts in most, of the principal ritie*
throughout, the United States. Wheeler fie
Cos., with a capital of $1400,000, were
rated ‘'H,''and for the last five years have
done a business of from $1,000,000 to $5,000,*
1)00. The office building of the concern
was mortgaged for $20,000, the wire mill
building tor $5,000 and E. 8. Wheelers
house on Hillhotisa avenue is also heavily
mortgaged. The wire mill, which employs
400 hands, was running to day, but will
probably close down until after a settlement
Creditors May Get 4 Per Cent, of the
Face of Their Claims.
Cincinnati, 0., Sept. 6—From the re
port of J. H. Stewart, trustee of E. L.
Harper & Cos., filed in the Probate Court.it
appears that the firm held no real estate
and that the face value of the assets, con
sisting of stockH, bonds, notes, cash, etc.,
was $180,098, while the appraised value
was $8,610. The other assets were*
book accounts of the face value
of $1,171,788, appraised at $04,131, The
total direct, liabilities are $1,462,744, indi
rect liabilities as indorsers are $1,602,073.
Among (lie debts is one of $358,000, from E.
L. Harper, and it appears that this firm in
dorsed for Harper’s other firms. The show
ing would give creditors about 4 per cent,
on their claims. E. L. Harper & Cos. was
an iron commission firm.
Assets Far Above the Debts.
Providence, R. 1., Hept. 6.— At a meet -
ing of the creditors of the Richmond Paper
Company, held here to-day,, a statement)
was made showing the liabilities of the con
cern to be $601,400, and the net assets $999.-
071. A committee was appointed to inves
tigate the affairs of the company. Mean
while the mills will continue in operation as
Ives & Co.'s Schedule.
New York, Kept. 6. — The schedules in the
assignment of Henry 8. Ives & Cos. have
Iwen filed in the Court of Common Pleas.
They show liabilities of $17,666,175, nomi
nal assets of $35,664,368, and actual asset s
of $44)0,000. The assignee’s bond is for
An English Bank Fails.
London, Bept. 6. Green way, Smith &
Green way’s bank, at, Warwick, has failed.
The bank has been established for n century,
and had the highest reputation for sound
ness. It is feared the failure will cause
Tbe Staffordshire Jcint, Stock Bank will
take the business of the failed bank, which
will go into liquidation.
Gold From Over the Ocsan.
New York, Kept. 6.—The steamship
Werra brought s<Bl,ooo in German and
English gold and the Normandie brought
$1,464,000 in French gold, both vessels ar
Collapse of a Paper Company.
Cincinnati, Sept. 6.—The < 'harle* Stew
art Paper Company, manufacturers and
dealers in paper and paper stock, assigned
to-day. A rough estimate places their lia
bilities at $lOO,OOO and the assets at $75,000
Tin Manufacturers Fall.
Baltimore, Sept. 6.—Smith <fc Wicks,
tin can manufacturers, made an assign
ment to-day. The bond of the trustee il
$lOO,OOO, indicating $50,000 of asset*.
Sheephheads Bay, Sept. 6.—To-day’s
races were as follows:
First Race - Seven-eighths of a mile. Eolian
won. with Jennie B. second and Gleaner third.
Time I :2WU.
Second Rack— Three-quarters of a mile. Ban
dusla won. with I jo* Angeles second and Bay
light third. Time 1:184$.
Third Race— One and nneelgbths of a mile.
Kaloolah won, with Tnrbmiche second and
Saxony third. Time 1:5644-
Fourth Race —One and one-eighth miles.
Rosewood won, with Terra Cotta second, and
Raveller third. Time 1:55.
Fikth Race—One and three-eighth miles,
telex won, with Volants second and Tenatrike
third. Time 2:25.
Sixth RAcc-Oneanda quarter miles on the
turf. Mollie McCarthy's last won. with lencaa
ter second and Carr third. Time 2:1144-
In tbe second me* BanduMa paid 60. and
in tile fourth Rosewood pai l s7< > Ski.
Rev. Alvin Woods Dead.
Providence, 11. I„ tSept. Rev. Al
vin Woods, D. I)., after a protracted illness,
died this morning, aged i4. He was at one
time President of the University of AlaJ
batna, but returned to Providence in 18341.
A Steamer Ashore.
Quebec, Sept. The steamer Panama,
from Havre to Quebec, with a cargo of iron
radx, is ashore otf Matano, and her Captain
has telegraphed for assistance.
Reforming 1 Cuba.
Madrid, Sept. The new Superintend
ent of Finances, with ex|ierionced customs
officials, will start for Cuba tomorrow to
reiornt the Cuban administration.
Xeitung Fire Buga.
New Yore, Sept, *s.—Another attempt
to burn the .Win Yorbtr Xfituiiq building
ws made to-day, hut the Are was quickly
Plaid rihttons are a feature in the fashions
of the hour, and are abundantly used ou
dresses ami hale by the best Preach mo