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RUSSIA ON THE GRIDDLE.
BISMARCK MAKES THE CZAR
DANCE TO HIS TUNE.
No Official Information as Yet as to
Whether there will be a Meeting of
the Emporors at Stettin—The Bill to
Increase the Duties on Corn.
(Copyright 1W by the New York Associated
Berlin, Sept. 10. —The Emperor and Em
press will leave Babelshurg Monday and
will arrive at Stettin at, 4 >lO o’clock in the
afternoon. They will remain there until
Saturday. The programme of the week’s
proceedings, published yesterday, has been
eagerly scanned to see if there is any
chance of a visit from the Czar. Mili
tary manoeuvres and social entertainments
will fill every day', except Thursday, for
which day the Emperor’s only engagement
is an official dinner. There is no indication
that a meeting of the Emperors is intended.
Was it ever projected? is the question now
discussed. The New Free Press, North
German Gazette and other official papers
seek to discredit the idea that any
preparations were made to receive the Czar,
hut they cannot deny the fact that the Stet
tin authorities were warned to prepare for
the reception of a great foreign personage
who was popularly supposed to be the
AN INTERVIEW LOOKED FOR.
That, an interview was expected to take
place between Emperor William and the
Czar is beyond doubt, and its abandonment
is attributed in the highest circles to influ
ences hostile to Germany, which were
brought to beer on the Czar after his
arrival at Copenhagen. Prince Bismarck,
finding that the Czar hesitated whether to
meet Emperor William, decided to
show no solicitude about the
matter and seized the occasion of
the Emperor's accident and his abandon
ment of the Konigsburg journey to intimate
a doubt whether the Emperor would be able
to go to Stettin, and that the projected in
terview must drop. The press and all par
ties concur in saying that I’rince Bismarck
went far enough toward humoring Russia.
THE ALLIANCE WITH AUSTRIA.
The North German Gazette hints that the
approaches madeto Prince Bismarck, while
he was at Kissingeu, if met as the Czar de
sired, would have drawn Germany into a
policy hostile to the Austrian alliance.
The Yossische Zeitung states that Prince
Bismarck favored the policy of Russia as
far as his friendship toward Austria per
mitted, but this did not satisfy the Czar,
nor has it finally tended to more friendly
relations between Germany and Russia.
What, the Czar desired was active mediation
of Germany in the Bulgarian question,
Prince Bismarck to take the initiative and
propose European intervention under the
shadow of the Berlin treaty to promote a
settlement satisfactory' to Russia. Prince
Bismarck’s absolute refusal to either assume
the initiative or to give Russia any advice
regarding Bulgaria, disappointed and irri
tated the Czar, whose position is now rather
worse than before an entente appeared
probable. Instead of supporting, Prince
Bismack now appears inclined to thwart
ONE OF THE INDICATIONS.
A significant indication of his changed
diplomacy is found in Germany’s answer to
the Porte’s note regarding Gen. Ernroth's
mission, whicli declares necessity to regu
late the Bulgarian question in strict con
formity with the Berlin treaty, meaning
that Gen. Ernroth must not go toJßulgaria,
or Russia interfere in any way without
the sanction of the powers.
Prince Bismarck went to Bahelsburg yes
terday and had a long conference with the
Emperor. He will return to Friodrichsrahe
Friday, where he will receive Count Kal
noky, the Austrian Prime Minister. The
following week he will visit the Austrian
statesman, and so set at rest the rumors of
any tendency toward a departure from his
friendly policy in relation to Austria.
In official circles it is believed that Prince
Bismarck has finally decided to present a
hill in the Reichstag increasing the duties
on corn. Party demands, supported by
numberless petitions from all parts of the
country, will force the government to in
troduce the bill, though it is. certain to
hamper the negotiations for a treaty of
commerce with Austria, and lead to further
protective measures in favor of other than
The coming session will, it is threatened,
lie made lively by a renewal of the activity
in the Centre party in favor of an extension
of Catholic lights. Her r Windthorst,
armed with a mandate from the Treves
Congress, will introduce a bill vesting direc
tion of Catholic schools and their entire
control in the clergy. This movement on
the part of the Clericals is a direct
breach of the compact between Prince
Bismarck and the Vatican, under
which the Kukturkamp ceased. The inter
vention of the Pope may be invoked to influ
ence Herr Windthorst to drop the project,
but the temper of the leaders of the Centre
party will not brook further submission to
the behest of the Vatican, and the bill is
certain to tie pushed and backed by the
whole fower of the clericals of Germany.
Not a single step towards a concession
will lie taken by the government,
and Herr Windthorst's action will bo
resented by Prince Bismarck an 1
fiercely opposed by a ma jority of the House.
The short truce between the ( ntholic church
and Ktate will soon terminate, forecasting
inevitable developments. The programme of
Hie Centre party which, it is certain is
speedily extending beyond school control,
"ill embrace complete suppression of the
veto of the Htate on ecclesiastical nomina
tions. the return of the Jesuits and the res
titution to the church of the administration
of all charitable institutions now super
vised by the State.
BRITAIN UP TO SNUFF.
Great Britain lias just concluded a treaty
with the King of the Tonga Islands, under
which that monarch will cede nothing to a
foreignjpower without the assent of Eng
land. The treaty is an unpleasant surprise
to Germany, as the Tonga Islunds nave
heen considered a promising Held for Ger
The TngNntt, referring to the Samoa
affair, asserts that it was known here for a
f r,| >K time that King Malietoa has been
''ii retly instigated by tho American Consul
•° oust the German proprietors of planta
The Vnsainchr Ztitung maintains that
the sole object of Germany's action was to
Punish King M a lie test for trio roblieries per
petrated against German colonists. The
treaty with Et;land and America will lie
maintained, hut King Malietoa will not be
The French mobilizing experiment is
Watched rloaely, and finds general approval
Among German military critics, who admit
Hie general success of the operations, while
finding fault with the details. The Cologne
Go zftle says that the nialu ijiieation. wheth
er men, horses and material could be in
• heir places at a prewrilsd time, was satis
factorily determined. The concentration
m the lieid of 1 roups was also well carried
nut. This success was, perhaps, due to
SMcfa] propai a lions, but whatever tho reuse,
■hero is no denial that tha Utah araa tbor
gCh t IMonting
He ?as Weil July 12 and Advancing
London, Sept. 10.—A dispatch from St.
Paul De Loanda, under date of Sept. 9,
states that Maj. Bartellot, commander of
the camp on the Aruwini, had sent advices
to Leopoldsville that he had received news
from Henry M. Stanley, dated July 12.
i Stanley was then ten days’ march in the
interior, and was still proceeding up the
Aruwini, which he had found navi
gable above the rapids. He
had launched a steel whaleboat and
raft. The members of the expedition were
in good health, and provisions were easily
procured at the large villages. The country
showed a gradual rise toward high table
lands. The caravan of 480 men followed
the expedition on the loft bank of the river,
and an advance guard of forty natives of
Zanzibar led. Lieut. Stairs foraged
for supplies, Stanley expected to arrive on
July 22 at the centre of the Mobodi district,
and to reach Wadelai by' the middle of
August. The advance had been so peace
ably accomplished that Stanley had in
structed Bartellot that he would shortly
•send him orders to follow the expedition by
SAMOA’S DETHRONED KING,
The Explanation Given in Germany
of the Alleged Action,
BkrCin, Sept. 10.—The North German
Gazette says that the government has
received no information concerning the
imposition of a heavy flue upon King
Malietoa, of Samoa, and his sulisequent
deposition by the Commander of the Ger
man Squadron. It is true, the
paper states, that the squadron was
ordered to demand satisfaction for robberies
committed on German plantations, and for
insults to Emperor William and abuse of
Germans while celebrating the Em
peror’s birthday. in Apia, If King
Malietoa refused to pay damage,
and to give satisfaction for the insuits it is
probable that, military intervened. Samoan
foreign relations, especially the equal rights
of Germany, England and America, will
remain the same whatever may lie the fate
of King Malietoa. A large majority of the
Samoans have long recognized the authori
ty-of Tamasese as King.
FERRON ON THE MOBILIZATION
The Whole Nation Inspired With Con
fidence by the Result.
Paris, Sept. 10. —M. Ferron, Minister of
War, attended a banquet given by the
officers of the Seventeenth Army corps last
night. He offered a toast in honor of the
corps, which was the one selected for the
experiment in mobilizing troops, and
lauded the zeal of the civil
officials and the devotion of the people, from
whom he said any sacrifice might be asked
when the interests of France were involved.
The experience gained by the mobilization
of the corps had dispelled the doubt oppress
ing the nation, and hail given Parliament
and the country. a feeling of confidence
which they did not possess before the mo
BOYCOTTED BY MUSICIANS.
The First Case of the Kind Brought
up in Washington.
Washington, Sept. 10. —The first prose
cution brought in this city to test the legali
ty of a boycott was initiated to-day, by the
arrest of nine musicians, members of Wash
ington Musical Assembly, No. 4,308,
Knights of Labor, upon a warrant sworn
out by Franz Krause. The affidavit accom
panying the warrant sets out that the
men arrested conspired to extort
from Krause, who was leader
of the band, the sum of $75 on account of
fines, and to prevent, by threat, a number of
musicians whom he employed from pur
suing their calling, and to boycott them.
The defendants, who number among them a
prominent music dealer and several leaders
of bands, were all released upon bail, hear
ing of the cases being postponed until the
end of next week.
FAREWELL TO GOV. PORTER.
The State Department Employes Bid
Him Good by.
Washington, Sept. 10.—Just before the
close of the business to-day all of the em
ployes of the Department of State called
upon Assistant Secretary Porter to express
their sincere regret at his departure and say
farewell. Gov. Porter will leave Washing
ton to-morrow, and go at once to
his home in Tennessee. He was amused at
the published statements which connected
his name with the proposed new Chinese
National Bank, and said that there was ab
solutely no foundation for them.
Secretary Bayard has not yet returned to
the city but is expected back Monday
It will Go Hard with Those who Defy
’Washington, Sept. 10. —The New York
Sun is a little out of tho way in it* state
ment this morning of the notion taken by
the President to prevent the interference of
office-holders in political conventions. The
warning it attempts to quote was sent by
the President to Philadelphia before the
Allentown convention. He has taken no
action in the matter since the Allentown
convention, because the conduct of the
Philadelphia Federal officials there has not
as vet Ixxm brought in any tangible form
before him. When definite charges are
made against them he will investigate them,
and if ho finds that his warning was set at
naught it will go hard with the offenders.
Twenty Miles of Track Washed Out.
San Francisco, Sept. 10.—Advices from
Tucson, Ariz.. are to the effect that a tre
mendous flood bus swept away fully twenty
miles of the track of the Southern Pacific
railroad between Tucson and Benson. Full
details of the disaster are not vet known, but
the officials of the Southern Pacific declare
that it will cause an entire cessation of
traffic over the southern route for at least
two weeks. The disaster is one of the most
serious in the History ofthe road.
Safe at Marquette.
Mii.waukke, Sept. 10.— A special to the
Earning UTUeoosm, from Marquette, Mich.,
says the schooner David flows, which was
supposed to have foundered with all hands
in bake Superior during the great gale
Tuesday and Wednesday, arrived at that
iy irt at 5 o’clock this morning. She weath
ered the storm, without a mishap, in the
San Salvador s Revolution.
La Libkrtah, Ban Salvador, Hept. Kb
it is reported that Lahllion was occupied on
the nignt of Kept. Bby government troops
after an engagement in which several men
were kill's! and wounded. Francisco Bare
lona, the leader of the revolution, was
wounded. The revolution has been com
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1887.
MITCH KLLTOWN’S RIOT.
THE INCIDENT UNDER DEBATE IN
Sexton and the Irish Leaders Blame
the Government for the Bloodshed—
Balfour Justifies the Action of the
Police-No Renewal of the Disturb
London, Sept. 10.—In the House of Com
mons to-day John G. Gibson, Solicitor Gen
eral for Ireland, in reply to an interroga
tory by Mr. Sexton, said that the govern
ment did not have sufficient information to
make a statement in relation to the trouble
at Mitchellstown yesterday.
Upon receiving this answer to his ques
tion, Mr. Sexton said: “I shall resist any
progress of the appropriation bill until the
government gives the desired information.”
All was quiet throughout the night at
Mitchellstown, the scene of yesterday’s
rioting. All persons who were at yester
day’s meeting have returned to their homes.
Fifty-four constables were injured to such
an extent that medical services wore re
quired. One hundred and fifty civilians
were also injured.
WHAT THE POLICE SAY.
The police at Mitchellstown assert that
the trouble there yesterday was due to the
Nationalist leaders shouting for the mob to
hold together. The town to-day is quiet.
The Nationalists are exultant over the good
fight they made yesterday. A Tipperary
boy broke through a Square composed
of twelve policeman and fought them single
handed. The police finally' overpowered
him, but the moo made a rush and rescued
him from his captors. The police paraded
this morning. • A majority of them wore
bandages over the wounds they received
yesterday. Fourteen policemen' who were
injured (luring the rioting were carried to
The Pall Malt Gazette says that the mem
ory of old man Riordan, lying dead in the
Market place at Mitchellstown and his gray
hair matted with blood, will haunt both na
tions for many days to come. It i$ the duty,
the paper adds, of all loaders of the opposi
tion to visit Ireland, Mr. Gladstone first, to
answer yesterday’s bloody challenge.
The Globe says that O’Brien and his
friends have at last succeeded in bringing
about bloodshed. Upon them rests the
entire moral responsibility for the death of
those killed at Mitchellstown yesterday.
Dublin, Sept. 10. — Another person has
died from the effects of injuries received
during the rioting yesterday at Mitchells
Freeman's Journal says: “The blood
stain is indelibly attached to Balfour, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, and to the govern
ment.” The Journal accuses the officials of
sending a force of police and a reporter to
Mitchellstown, on whose evidence the war
rants against Mr. O'Brien and Mandeville,
a poor law guardian, were issued for the
special purpose of exasperating the crowd.
sexton blames the government.
In the House of Commons to-day Mr.
Sexton appealed to the government to give
such justification as they could for the mur
derous acts at Mitchellstown yesterday. It
was beyond doubt, he said, that blood
shed had resulted from the wanton
attack of an armed force upon a body of
citizens engaged in the exercise of their un
doubted constitutional right of public
meeting. On every previous occasion appli
cation had been made for the accommoda
tion of the go Vermont, reporter,and had never
been refused. This time no application was
made, but another course was adopted,
whose only apparent object was to excite
the passions of the people and provoke them
to violence. [Parnellito cheers.] Who or
dered the firing? What steps had been taken
to identify the man who committed the
AN INEVITABLE RESULT.
The catastrophe was the inevitable result
of the language and acts of the government,
who had found it easier to begin than to end
the conflict. [Cheers.]
Mr. Balfour replied that Mr. Sexton had
given an account of the affair more minute
and detailed than any he could lay bofore
the House, but which differed in every vital
and substantial particular from the
accounts the government had re
ceived. The government reporter, said
Mr. Balfour, under an escort
of police,attempted to approach the vehicle
from which the speakers were going to ad
dress the people; Mr. Condon shouted to the
people to close up against the police. That
was the signal for an assault on the police,
which was utterly unprovoked and of a
most violent and brutal character.
They were pelted with stones and
blackthorn sticks, thrown out of
formation and ridden down by
men on horseback, and driven back inside
their barracks. The doors and windows of
the barracks were broken, and it was then,
in self-defense, that the shots were fired.
[Cheersl. If this account were true, as he
believed it was, there never had beeu a
more wanton or brutal attack upon the
police. [Renewed cheers.]
WAS THE SPACE CLEARED?
Mr. Sexton asked: “It > you deny that the
space around the barm . was entirely free
when tho shots were fin e
Mr. Balfour, in reply, said he had given
the substance of the reports telegraphed to
him. Fifty-four of the police were struck,
and twenty of them severely injured. Tin
men did no more than their duty in
resorting to their means of defense
as a last necessity. The responsibility rested
with the hand of politicians calling them
selves the leaders of the Irish people, who
s|xike of the government reporters as sides.
If those persons, instead of talking about
constitutional agitation, had exercised their
influence to keep the people within the law
the country would not ha ve to deplore these
Mr. J. O’Connor justified Mr. Condon’s
advice to the people to close their ranks.
Tho Irish rneinl x-rs, he said, ware doing
their best to restrain the |eople while the
Irish officials were doing their utmost to
Bir Edward Reed, member for Cardiff,
warned the government that the English
electors would resent interference with
public meetings. Tlie jieople of Great Bri
tain, he said. would not allow their fellow
subjects in Ireland to la- treated like tho
people of Mitohellstown had been treated.
Six Cases and Four Deaths.
London, Bept. 10.—During the past
twenty-four hours there were tl new cases of
cholera, and 4 deaths from the disease re
ported in Malta.
ON THE INCREASE.
Rome, Kept. 10.—During the last twenty
four hours sixteen new casos of cholera and
fourteen deaths from tho disease have licen
reported at Catania. At Palermo there
have been ten new cases and nine death*.
Several new cases hA va occurred In this city.
Given a Poetmaaterehlp.
Washington. Rrpt. 10.—Vhe President
to-day appointed E. K. Wortham, postmas
ter at Greenville, Miss.
GIBBONS AND M GLYNN.
The Cardinal Denies that He Sup
presaed the Letter.
Baltimore, Sept. 10, —Cardinal Gibbons
was seen early this morning in regal'd to
the statements of the Brooklyn Standard
of his connection with tho suppression of
tiie letter to Rome regarding the case of Dr.
McGlynn. After reading the letter ho
simply said: “I have no reply to make.”
Cardinal Gibtensthis afternoon author
ized tho following statement in reference to
his connection with the McGlynn case:
Shortly after his arrival in Rome in Febru
ary last, Cardinal Gibbons,“in an audience
with the Holy' Father, was requested by his
Holiness, to ask Dr. McGlynn to come
to Rome. The next day the Car
dinal complied with the instruc
tions of i,he Holy Father hut as
he did not. know Dr. McGlynn’s address ho
wrote a letter to Dr. Burtsell, because lie
regarded him as a friend of Dr. McGlynn.
Home weeks later Cardinal Gibbous received
a reply from Dr. Burtsell giving reasons
and excuses why Dr. McGlynn did not go
to Rome. As the answer from Dr. Burtsell
was addressed not to Cardinal Simeoni, but
to Cardinal Gibbons himself, the latter saw
no reason for handing the letter to the
Far, however, from “suppressing” its con
tents, he was very careful to communicate
them to the Cardinal Prefect of the Propa
It may be added that Cardinal Gibbons
was in no way authorized to act as an inter
mediary between Dr. McGlynn and his Arch
bishop, and therefore scrupulously avoided
interfering in a matter in which he had no
direct concern, and his visit to Rome had
quite a different purpose.
While the Cardinal, in common with the
prelates of the country, wns anxious, in the
interest of education and religion, to see
a university established in the country, he
has abstained from giving his vote in lavor
of any particular locality. Tim Cardinal
has no knowledge of any change contem
plated or effected iu the original endow
EXPELLED BY THE MASONS.
McGarigle’s Name to bo Removed
from All the Books.
Chicago, Sept. 10. — A local paper says:
A special meeting of Lincoln Park Lodge
No. 011 was held last night for the purpose
of taking action on the charges of unmasmiic
conduct preferred against William J. Mc-
Garigle, a member of that lodge. Every
precaution was taken to prevent
the decision arrived at being
made public, even visiting brethren being
informed that only members of the lodge
could be admitted. Tho lodge unanimously
voted to expel the accused mem tier. The
decision arrived at will be communicated,
under the seal of the lodge, to the Chapter
of Royal Arch Masons, Commandery of
Knights Templar, and the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine, of which he was a member,
and they, at their next meeting, will
proceed to remove McGnrigle’s name from
the roll of memliership. Having been ex
pelled by the Blue Ixxlge he, by that, action,
i'oases to lie a member of all the other
bodies, but each body' will proceed to expel
him formally to prevent the possibility of
his visiting any otherchapter, commandery
or other body connected with the Scottish
Nine indictments were returned by the
grand jury to-day against four persons
alleged to have been abettors in McGarigle’s
escape: Dr. Leonard St. John, of the Col
lege of Physicians and Sumeons, Levi
Dell, janitor of the same college,
Capt. John Irving, commander of the
schooner Edward Blake, and Capt. John
Freer, commander of the George A. Marsh.
There were two indictments brought
against each, for conspiracy to effect the
escape of a prisoner and for assisting the
escape of a prisoner after conviction. Tho
ninth charges Rt. John with perjury,
and doubtless refers to his testimony before
the July grand jury, where he is repre
sented as denying any connection with the
escape. Assistant States Attorney Long
necker, says a very strong circumstantial
case has been made against these four men.
As Bad a State of Affairs in Louisiana
as in Georgia.
Chicago, Sept, 10.—A New Orleans special
to the Times says: “For several years the
inmates of the parish prison of this city
have been suffering from a peculiar disease,
frequently terminating in death. Thirty
nine cases of the disease and five deaths have
occurred since January. The disease has
generally Wien attributed to the damp con
dition of the prison The physician of the
Htate Board of Health made a thorough ex
amination of the matter, and his report
does away entirely with the dampness
theory, and states that the sickness is caused
by insufficient food. The rations consist of
a cup of tea ami a piece of bread in the
morning and soup during the day. The
meat for the soup is provided by contract,
at a very low rate, and has several times
been condemned by the resident surgeon.
This food is wholly insufficient. Tho in
specting physician declares that several of
the prisoners presented evidence of scurvy.
Tiie board of health has called tho attention
ol the parish authorities to the condition of
affairs, and insists that the prisoners be
provided with liettor meat, and with vege
GOULD’S ALLEGED SCOOP.
Western Union Will Issue New Stock
to Make the Purchase.
New York, Hept, 10. — There were no
new developments in the street to-day re
garding the rumored sale of the Baltimore
and Ohio telegraph lines to the Western
Union Company, but the statement was
freely circulated that at a meeting of the
Executive Committee of the Western Union
Company next week an increase of $5,000,-
000 in the capital stock would lie recom
mended. This stock, it wa* generally be
lieved, would tie used to exchange for stock
of the Baltimore nnd Ohio Telegraph Com
pany. The denial of President Bates, of
the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company,
had no effect on the market, a* brokers
generally lielieved it to be based on tech
GERMS IN THE GRASS.
How Texas Fever was Spread Among
Cattle in Illinois.
Chicago, Hept. 10.—Blue Island, 111., is
greatly excited over a fatal disease which
has Ixren spreading among the cattle in that
vicinity for the past few days. Heveral
deaths have occurred, and the symptoms
manifested are claimed to be similar to
those of the Texas fever. People who have
investigated t be mat ter assert that the dlsaase
was carried from the stockyards not long
ago by a man who was engaged in hauling
manure from the U uiun stock yards. This
manure was distributed uround oil land In
Blue Island, and it is thought the germs of
the disease were transfer red to cattle pick
ing gram where the manure was spread
CROPS IN RAD CONDITION.
THE SEPTEMBER REPORT THROWS
A CLOUD ON THE OUTLOOK.
A Reduction of Ten Pointß In tho Av
erage of Cotton Excessive Rains and
Drought Have Similar Effects in Dif
ferent Parts of the Belt—Potatoes
Badly Set Back.
Washington, D, C.,Sept. 10. —The statis
tical report of the Department of Agriculture
for September, presents a heavy reduction
in the condition of cotton, corn and pota
toes, with little change in the status of
wheat and other small grains. The high
promise of the cotton crop has lwon reduced
over ten points, from 113.3 to 82.8 from tho
effect of excessive rains on the Atlantic
Coast and drought in the Gulf States.
Serious shedding of the bolls has resulted
from both causes. The boll worm and
caterpillar have a wide distribution, are
doing some danmgo already nnd threaten
ing still heavier loss. The State averages
are: Virginia 88 North Carolina Kt, South
Carolina 89, Georgia 84, Florida 88,
Alabama 81, Mississippi 84, Louisiana 80,
Texas 77, Arkansas 83, Tennessee 78.
CONDITION OF MAIZE.
There is further loss in the condition of
maize front 80.5 to*72.3per cent., four points
lower than last year's crop in September,
The memorable crop failure in 1881 was in
dicated by 00 in September anil lit! in Octo
ber, some improvement having resulted
from more favorable conditions. The de
preciation is nearly nil in the West. The
States of the Atlantic coast and those of t iie
Gulf report larger crotis than those of last
year already beyond the reach of disaster.
Ft r the seven corn surplus States the aver
age of last month was 74. Now it is 0-1.
The figures are: Ohio 08, Indianaol, Illinois
57, lowa 78, Missouri 07, Kansas 42, Ne
braska 72. Tho average of New York and
Pennsylvania is ltd, of Georgia 04, of Texas
88, of Tennessee 80 ami of Kentucky 00.
The average condition of winter nnd
spring wheat when harvested is 82. Last
year it was 87.8. In 1885 it was 72.
In the spring wheat region Dakota re
turns 80, a sinull gain; Minnesota and
Wisconsin 78, lowa 71, nnd Nebraska 76, a
slight reduction from last month. The in
crease of acreage will make the difference
still less between the present crop and that
The acreage for rye is 82.2.
That of oats is 83.4 against 85.6 last
month, showing a slight decline.
The average for barley is 83 against 80.2
A reduction in buckwheat has occurred
from 90 last month to 8!).
The average of condition for potatoes is
very much reduced, from 80.8 last month
to 67.3. This is four points lower than in
1881, and the lowest record for September
that the department has ever recorded.
Tho reduction is mainly in tho West.
Maine’s average is 78, that of New York 81,
and of Rennsylvanin 75. Michigan’s aver
age is 39, that of Illinois is 40, Indiana 43,
Ohio 52, lowa 57, Missouri 77, Kansas 62
and Nebraska 68.
The condition of cigar tobacco is high in
New Yorkuml Pennsylvania, but depreooed
slightly in Connecticut and Wisconsin.
There is slight improvement in eastern
shipping tobacco and further depression in
Western. The condition is: In V irginia
87, North Carolina 89, Tennessee 60, Ken
tucky 55, Ohio 56, Indiana 48, Illinois 52,
THE COTTON WORLD’S REPORT.
New Orleans, Hept. 10. —The Cotton
World gives tiie following report on tho
growing cotton crop in continuation of tho
National Cotton Exchange system: “There
his been a deterioration in the condition of
the plant and a corresponding diminution
of the crop prospects throughout the belt
during the month of August. On the At
lantie coast an excessive rainfall
caused a luxuriant growth of tho
plant, but the fruitage was decreased.
In the upper part of the Mississippi
valley arid in Texas the protracted drought
operated adversely. Everywhere there has
been unusual loss from shedding and rust,
and fruitage has lieon disappointing.
Worms have done considerable damage in
some localities and poisoning operations
have lieen retard'd by inability to obtain
supplies or material with which to work.
Asa rule, lalxir is sufficient for all
requirements. Bv reference to the
table of conditions it will lx'
seen that the figures have been lower in all
the States, bringing down the average for
the belt lielow the figures at the correspond
ing date last season. Last year the month
of August was on tho whole favorable, the
deterioration resulting from the dry weather
in Texas and west of the Mississippi river
being more than offset by tin- favorable con
ditions of the Atlantic seaboard, so that
the average was marked up one [xiint.
Picking began somewhat earlier than last
season, and is now general over nearly all
the States, Below will lx? found the condi
tions by States: Virginia sti, North Caro
lina 86, South Carolina 87, Georgia 84, Flor
ida 87, Alabama 81, Tennessee 80, Arkansas
81, Mississippi 88, Louisiana 85, Texas 8).
The average for tho Ix4l is 816; average
last year 86.6.”
OIL SHARPS SKIN A BANK.
The Assignee Forcing Them to Return
the Money They Obtained.
Pittsburg, I*a., Sept. 10.—Master Wil
liam B. Rogers, in the suit of Henry War
ner, assign'*' of the defunct Pennsylvania
Bank, against William N. Riddle, President
of the bank, and M. K. McMullin
and J. P. Beal, oil operators, entered
in July, 1886, for the purpose
of charging the defendants with certain
moneys of the bank lost in oil transactions
during the years 1883 and 1884,
has just completed his report.
The assignee charged that the defend
ant* unlawfully und repeatedly withdrew
from the hank sums of money aggregating
nearly $1,000,0*10, for the purpose of making
u corner in oil, which was illegal. The
master finds that Riddle. Beal and McMil
lan were all parties to the conspiracy, and
that the bank itself, not being a
liarty, its assignee may recover the
isis from the conspirators. He conclude*
his report by recommending that a decree
ix> made against, the defendants for $827,-
091 38 less $02,000 on di'ixwit to the credit, of
McMullin at the time of the ixmk’s suspen
SIOO,OOO Voted to a Railroad.
Danville, Va., Sept. 10.—A special to
the DaUy Itetfister from Durham, N. C.,
says that that place voted a sulsx-ription of
SIOO,OOO to-day to the Durham and North
erh road. This road is designed to give
connection with the Seaboard and Roanoke
road, giving a direct line to Norfolk,
Jumped tha Track.
Staunton, Va. . Sept. 10,--A north bound
train on the Baltimore and Ohio rail road
jumped the track at TimberviP* this morn
ing. The tench*', express, smoker ami one
passenger cor were thrown down the lw.uk
and part of the parlor car was derailed. No
person was seriously hurt.
END OF THE CONGRESS.
The Foreign Delegates Formally Ex
press Their Gratification.
Washington, Sept. 10.—The final session
of the Ninth International Congress was
called to order by President Davis at 0:110
o’clock this morning. Many of the Ameri
can members lmd already left the city for
their homes, and the attendance was conse
quently not as large as usual.
The Secretary (leneral read by titles at
one*' the several resolutions passed by the
sections and referred to the congress.
Dr. Grailey Hewitt, of London, arose and
said that he was requested on the j<art of
the foreign members of this eongr<>ss to ex
press in, a few words, the sense which was
entertained bv them of this congress and of
the efforts which had been made by the
Executive Committee of this congress for
the furtherance of the objects of this great
meet ing, and to convey to them the grate
ful thanks of the foreign members for the
attention l>stowod upon the matter and the
grateful appreciation which attended their
effort. He desired also to express their
sense of the hospitalities, and kindness and
attention, which they had receive*l, both in
public and in private, attentions which
would make their visit to Washington a
■source of gratification and happy memories
A FORMAL EXPRESSION.
Asa formal expression, he legged to pro
pose the following resolution:
lirsolrcd, On the port of foreign visitors and
officer* of the congress. We desire to convey to
the President of the United Stoles our best
thanks for his presence at the ceremony of the
inauguration or this congress. We desire to ext
press to the Executive Committee of this con
gress, particularly to Dr Henry H Smith. Dr.
Johnß. Hamilton, Dr A. Y. P Garnett, Dr. Toler
and Dr. Arnold, our very high appreciation of
the efforts they have made for efficient organi
sation, action and working of the congress,
which have resulted iu so great success. We
would convey our warmest thanks to the citi
worn of Washington for the kind hospitality,
both public and private, we have received dur
ing our visit to their beautiful city.
BALD KNOBBERS GIVE IN.
They Agree to a Verdict of Guilty
and Trust to Mercy.
Kt. Louis, Sept. 10.—A special from Jef
ferson (hty, Mo., says: The trial of the Bald
Knob tiers came to a sudden termination yes
terday afternoon by the defendants, in a
body, entering a plea of guilty. In the
morning Col. Boyd, their counsel, showed
fight, and the case of George Deaton was
called. He was charged with bulldozing a
homesteader named lUdonhone. John
Denny and George Hilvey were arraigned
for whipping Caleb Atwood, and entered a
pica of not guilty. Col. Boyd asked for a
severance of the two cases, which whs de
nied. He then objected to the jury on tho
ground that it was prejudiced from hearing
the other cases. The court ordered the trial
to proceed, when the court adjourned. At
noon the government had made the best case
up to date.
The direct and circumstantial evidence
was very strong, and when the afternoon
session opened Col. Boyd said: “All you
Bald Knohbers who have not been tried
John Wright, William Si Ivey, George
Silvey, John Denny, E. H. Denny and
W. F. Wright, responded. Col. Benton
stated to the court that an agreement had
lieen reached with Col. Boyd that, tho pris
oners that had not yet been arraigned, to
gether with the prisoners on trial, should
submit their cases jointlv to the jury,
and agree to a verdict of guilty
on all the indictments, and also that the
prisoners convicted and under second in
dictment for beating Hugh Ratcliff, had
agreed to the same process. The jury re
t urned a verdict of guilty in each case. Col.
Boyd then withdrew all motions for new
trials and announced that, the prisoners
awaited sentence. Judge Kreckel said lie
would not pass sentence before next week.
The men are all young and of good charac
ter, none of them being over ”1 years of
age. There is no blood-thirsty demand for
vengeance, and it is generally believed that
the sentence will be mild.
NO SLIGHT INTENDED.
A Supplemental Order Issued to the
Grand Army of the Republic.
Philadelphia, Sept. 10.—The order of
Department Commander Harper, of the
Grand Army of tho Republic, to lieoliserved
on Friday next, the day of the parade of
the organization, which has provoked con
siderable criticism, owing to the omission of
any reference to President Cleveland, was
explained as follows to-day hy Col. Thomas
J. Stewart, Assistant Adjutant General
Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army
of the Republic, who framed the order. The
order read as follows:
Iu passing the reviewing stand, or while being
reviewed ny Ijeut Gen. Philip H. Sheridan,
United Staton Army, none hut post, command
ers will salute. The post colors will be dipped.
Col. Stewart said to-day: “It is all
wrong to imagine that we intended to slight
the President. The order issued concerns
only the Grand Army of the Republic, and
is in every way correct. It was issued
solely for the information of Grand Army
of the Republic men, who were anxious to
know whether or not they were to he re
viewed by Gen. Sheridan. Gen. Sheridan
will review them, and that’s what the
order says. But in saying
so it doesn’t ignore the President, or, if it
does, it wasn’t, so intended. However, in
order that there may tie no misconstruction
of that section of the order, there has been
issued from headquarters a supplementary
order, including the President in the salute.
The supplementary order reads:
•• In passing the reviewing stand at Broad and
Hansom streets, where the column will he re
viewed hy the President of the United Htates,
or while being reviewed hy Limit. Gen. Philip
II Sheridan. United States army, near the
Ik>lnt of dismissal, none but post commanders
will saint*-, the post colors will Is* dipped,
comrades wilt march hy without saluting ana
eyes to the front,” ’
LIT UP BY FLAMES.
Five Saw Mllla in a Group Burned at
Montreal, Sept. 10.—Porter & Savage's
tannery and boot and shoe factory, with
Gauthier's tenement house, was burned to
day. The total loss will exceed $200,000.
The insurance is $70,000. Three hundred
hands am thrown out of employmout.
FIVE HAW MILLS BURNED.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 10.—At 7:10
o'clock this evening fire broke out iu a
grout) of saw nulls, and the Haines spreading
rapidly were not gotten under coni ml until
five mills were totally destroyed. The
louses are approximately ns follows; East
man, Bovey & Cos., sft>,ooo; Cole Ac Weeks,
$00,01)0; Marriinan, Sparrow* & Cos., HDD,
ism; <;. <'. Smith & (Jo., $50,000; McMullm
& Cos., $50,000.
Barn Jones at Washington
Washington, Sept. 10. Rev. Sam Jones
was in (he city yesterday, ami Inst evening
addressed a large audience. He left this
liernhig for MassacliuaetU. His family
will lie in Washington next week. Mr.
J* Mms propose* to lake up hia permanent
I PHH'K #lO A YEAR. I
) 6 CENTS A COPY, f
SUFFERERS IN STRIPES.
COL. TOWERS'TELLS MOREIABOUT
Bondurant's Determination to Make
the Prisoners Go Without Shoes—
Anonymous Letters Not Admitted
as Evidence Wretched Sanitary
Condition of the Jails Dangerous to
Atlanta, Oa., Sept. 10.—The Governor's
Court was held to-day in the Senate Cham
lier, which wan densely packed with mein
liers of the Legislature and interested visi
tors. Tho examination of the principal
keeper was continued by Mr. Smith. The
witness found Betsell, superintendent of the
Bondurant & Joplin camp, giving medi
cine on one occasion. It was not Bondu
rant. Mr. Lowe said he would break up
the camp if Bondurant continued to refine
to discharge an objectionable guard. Bondu
rant said on one occasion that the convicts
should iiave no more shoes until a certain
time of the year. The convicts recently
sent to tho Bondurant & Joplin camp
were assigned to W. B. Lowe. Bondurant
& Joplin had no right to them. The wit.
ness looked to W. B. Lowe in tho matter.
to whom he looked.
Mr. Towers has always rwognized tho
successors of W. D. Grant, as the one* in
charge of the convicts formerly controlled
by Mr. (Irani. The witness came into office
in July, 1886. Governor McDaniel’s orders
for the transfer of the convicts was issued
prior to that time. Mr. Towers identified a
letter, dutod Hept. 1, 1887, from A. M. Lm k,
a guard at, the camp near Madison Thu
letter referred to tne death of Convict
William Williams, on Hept. 1.
Mr. Smith asked to ho allowed to intro
duce tlie anonymous letters from convicts
at Camp Bingham, not as evidence, tint as
part of the history of the case.
Mr. Hill said that, where the reputation,
and probably the lllierties of men, were in
volved, he objected to the introduction of
inadmissible evidence to make history.
• RULED OUT.
Tho Attorney General examined the
letters, neither of which was signed, and re
duced his ruling to writing. He held that
the unverified statements of letters were
not admissible us evidence, or for any other
Air. Towers identified his report on the
Bingham camp, and said that it was true.
The order of Dec. 28, 1886, issued bv Gov.
Gordon, giving permission to transfer cer
tain convicts, but stating that this order
should not lie construed ns an official recog
nition of J. W. English as lessee, was put
iu evidence hy Mr. Hmith.
Judge Hopkins then began the cross-ex
amination. He read extracts from the
principal ketqier's report, which dwelt on
the wretched sanitary condition of the jails,
ami admitting the fact that the diseases,
which ended in the death of some of the
convicts, probably originated in the con
finement in the jails.
OF THE SAME MIND.
Mr. Towers stated that he still held these
views. He testified to the prompt action
irf Captain James in discharging Vvhipping-
Boss Hmith when his rotigb treatment of
convicts was reported. The wit mas said
t here lutd lieen tome complaint at Chatta
hoochee. The convicts were about to
mutiny before Bingham left. The inhu
manity at Camp Bingham was the first he
hail charged to Bingham. Bingham boasted
that in the long time he was connected with
the convict system there hail never been an
illegitimate child torn by a convict in any
camp of which be had eharge.
A GOOD WORD FOV NO. 2.
The witness had never made a suggestion
to the President of Company No. 2, which
had not Ison complied with, it wan true
that Mr. Lowe discharged Betsell before the
Bondurant camp was broken up. When
tlie witness ordered shoes anti blankets and
Bondurant said they sb* mid not be furnished,
Mr. Lowe said thev should, and they were
furnished. While the matter was being re.
ferns Ito Col. Lowe the convicts suffered
from cold. The witness said there was now
no trouble iu any of Company No. 2’s
ramps. Mr. Towers thought the peniten
tiary system ha/1 not been so severe aa to
AN EXECUTIVE ORDER.
Mr. Cox offered in evidence the executive
order of Jan. 10, 1885, which appears on
I>age 185 o(J the Penitentiary Committee’s
report. The witness said that. Mr. James
told him that he had returned the check
given to him by Col. Jackson. Col. Towers
stated that with the camps scattered over
the Htate it was impossible for him and his
assistants to inspect t hem oftener than one*
a month, and one day at a time. At other
times the Htate has no representative** at
the camps. At 12 o’clock Col. Cox stated
that, he nnd just heard that his child had
taken the wrong medicine and was danger
ously sick. Gov. Gordon said that under
the circumstances he would adjourn until
10 o’clock Tuesday, Kept. 20.
STATE CAPITAL SIFTINGS.
Bud Veal Indicted for Involuntary
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 10.—C. C. Jones, of
Augusta, has been appointed as commis
sioner to represent Georgia at the Constitu
tional Centennial to be held in Philadelphia
the coming week, and Mayor Cooper has ar>-
pointed a committee of twenty citizens
attend the Ontenninl.
The Governor to-day commissioned Mias
Tygart Ordinary of Berrien county.
Adjt. Gen. Kell has ordered an election
to fill the office of captain of the Griffin
Light Guards. The vacancy was occasioned
by the resignation of Capt. George C.
Frank Miller, the 12-year-old nephew of
Fannie Brown, was drowned in a well on
Chestnut street this morning. The boy was
standing on the I>ox around the well adjust
ing a well rope when he lost his balance and
The grand jury has found a true hill
against Bud Veal, charging him with in
voluntary manslaughter. It willberemem
bered that Veal accidentally shot and killed
Charles D. Horne, one of the contractor* of
the new State house, while engaged in a
difficulty with Bainuel Venable in a room at
the Kimball House several weeks ago.
The grand jury has also found a true bill
against Charles Shuler, the convict who
cut Dick Lester's throat at the Chattahoo
chee brickyard four weeks ago. Tho charge
A Short Session in the House.
Atlanta, Ga., Hept. 10. —The House
held a session to-day. A large number of
lulls were road for the second time.
Mr. Met lee, of Murray, offered a resolu
tion providing for an adjournment of ths
Legislature sine die on Hept, 28, which was
referred to tho Committee on Rules.
Waylaid and Killed.
Bronson, Ki.a., Bpt. 10.—Nears has
readied hem that Jwjxn- Medlin was way.
laid in the lower edge of this county and
shot and killed Wednesday night. There is
no clue as to the assassin* as yets