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TIPPERARY'S MAD TIGERS
eye witnesses give graphic
accounts of the fight.
Labouchere Says the Police Acted
With Inexcusable Savageness—Bal
four Defends Their Action a3 in Self
Defense -Police Ambush Moonlight
ers and a Fight Ensues.
London, Sept. 12.—Capt. Plunket, in
obedience to orders from Chief Secretary
Balfour, visited Mitc.hellstown and, assisted
by detectives, and by Magistrates Eaton
ai;d Seagrave, held an informal inquiry,
inspected the barracks and visited the
wounded. Less than twenty police were
actually injured and only one seriously.
Mr. Brunner said he saw a dozen consta
bles attack one man with their batons. The
man felled three of them with a black thorn
stick. He also saw policeman Pierce stab a
horse with his bayonet while another con
s‘able thrust his bayonet into the rider.
Tipperary’s men furious.
An independent eye-witness relates that
when the first blow was struck it was impos
sible to control the Tipperary men who
a’.tacked the police like furies. The air was
thick with sticks, but before the police
reached the barracks their anger had cooled.
The people made no attempt to reach the
barracks. Six panes of glass in the barracks
were broken from the inside. The walls
bear evidence of a fusilade of stones. The
lower half of the door was broken, and
there are many bullet marks on the walls
Mr. Labouchere, in a long tetter describing
the affair at Mitcbellstown, says that when
he entered the barracks he found that the
police had dragged two men inside and were
beating them with bludgeons as they lay
face down war’d.
MURDER IN HIS HEART.
Mr. Dillon had the greatest difficulty in
preventing the chief constable from rushing
out of the barracks with his men, and shoot
ing right and left. All were in a state of
greatest excitement. There were but few
people around the barracks. The police
were perfectly safe. It is remarkable that
the carman killed had the previous day re
fused his vehicle to the police. Mr. La
bouchere says that never in his life did he
come across so offensive a specimen of an
official, with brute force at his back, as
Constable Brownrigg. Two men more un
fit for delicate duties could not be found on
the globe than Seagrave, a weak creature
who loses his head, and Brownrigg, a bully,
in whose eyes all venturing to look askance
at him ought to be ghot. They are responsi
ble for the deaths that occurred.
Mr. Gladstone arrived in London to-day
As Mr. Gladstone entered the • House of
Commons this afternoon he was greeted
with cheers by many thousand persons,
who bad gathered hear the Parliament*
buildings in anticipation of the discussion
to take place on the Mitchellstown affair.
In the House of Commons this afternoon,
on motion that the House go into committee
on the appropriation bill, Sir William Ver
non Harcourt (Liberal), called attention to
the general pwlicy of tho Government in
Ireland, especially to the invasion of the
rights of the people respecting the holding
of public meetings. He demanded that
the House be informed of the nature
of the instructions given to the police in
Ireland regarding the line of action they
are to pursue with respect to public meet
ings. and also whether the report was true
that Gen. Sir Redvers Buller had resigned
his post of Under Secretary for Ireland,
and what were the reasons for his resigna
He claimed that the Irish people possessed
m common with tho English people the
right to meet and denounce the action of
the legislative branch of tho government,
and that attempts to prevent the holding of
such meetings violated the common law
and tho constitution, and were a flagrant
broach and denial of the fundo mental prim
< iples of both, and were wholly incompatible
with the existence of free government
or the rights of a free people. Some Tory
journals had suggested that the machine
ought to be used against the Irish jieople.
[Cries of “What?”] “Tho St. James Ga
zette," answered the speaker, adding: “a
typical Tory organ.” “Most detestable and
scandalous language has been used by the
Times,” Sir William went on, “for the
express purpose of driving the Irish
to revolt—language such as never
before degraded the press of a free country.
If the advice of the Unionist press had been
followed, what between machine guns,
evictions, and tory landlords, soon very few
Irish people would be left.
He was confident, ho said, that the Irish
people would persist in the prudence, and
calmness, they had already exhibited. If
anything was dear to the Eng
lish, it was the right of pub
lic meeting, which the government
"us now trampling upon. Let the govern
ment try the experiment of their new doc
trine- upon the people of England. The
country would mako short work of them.
*h® heart of England was with the Irish in
vindicating the right of public meeting and
"ould support them until justice was done.
Meetings must continue to bo held in all
puts of Ireland. [Panioilite cheers.]
“ there was one lesson in
l ue history of politics which
"ns taught more than another it was
Unit the (muse which could not bear open
discussion was already lost. [Cheers.) The
government’s dread of public meetings
"ould seal the downfall of their Irish
BALFOUR’S SHARP REPLY.
Mr. Balfour, replying to Sir Harcourt,
•oi l the instructions the police were now
octing under were the same they had re
ceive i when Sir Harcourt was a member of
the(<ladstonegovernment. [Cheers.] With
j'f'gard to (lon. Buller, Mr, Balfour said
[“ had always had been in perfect
harmony with tlie present government. His
appointment as Under Secretary for Ireland
"a. only temporary, and ho resigned now
simply because he desired not to delay his
['obi m to the War Office. [Cries of “Oh!”
Ch 1 ” from the Pnrnellites.] If any one
supposed that Gen. Buller's retirement was
f ‘U" in the slightest degree to a dlfTeltnro of
opinion with him (Balfour) tho sup|"*i
tmn was absolutely false. Ro
[f’l'iing to Sir Hareourt’s contention
t iat suppression of public meetings was
“'•Jal, Mr. Balfour said that ho dnl not
J'lK'iv at whnt period Sir William lost his
I "f’wltsigo of the law, but it was a'mutter of
history that under the common law of Ire
hn and Sir William himself aite<l with Mr.
'dm Intone and Mr. Burster In proclaiming
CHARACTER or THE MEETI.NOS.
It was again and again assorted when
these meetings wete proclaim!*! that the
“'t el iRKy did not contain any new
"cr-. The question really was
'' whether the government’s action
Jr I’’ 1 ’’ legal, pyj, whether it was politic. An
ihi|ii,.( Uint element to consider was tha con*
111 ion of Uie district of Egnii, n notorious
wntre of agrarian crime. It was absurd to
oorrihe suMi meetings as Ixdng for tTm
•taiiussiou. Tbay wig* heralded by placards
of an inflammatory nature, and it was
obviously their object to defeat the law and
foster outrages and intimidation. Regard
ing the Mitchellstown affair, Mr. Bal
four said it had been clearly
ascertained that the action of the police
was in the face of extreme provocation.
[Cries of “Oh! Oh!”] The police were as
saulted with stones and blackthorn sticks
tofore they drew their batons. [Cries of
“No! No!” and “Hear Hear!” It was not
till they were thrown into disorder by the
charge of horsemen, which knocked down
and wounded a number and forced
the rest to fly for their lives, that
the police fired. It was absolutely
necessary for them to fire to protect
tho barracks and unfortunate police strag
glers outside. (Cries of “Oh! Oh!” and
cheers.) The firing was not the random
firing of men in a panic, but a deliberate
act under the order of their commanding
officer. He maintained that the conduct of
the police was amply justified, and that they
were in no way to blame, the sole responsi
bility resting upon those who convoked the
WEAPONS OF THE OPPOSITION.
Sir William had on his lips the words
liberty, justice and froe speech, but the
actual weapons he and his friends nsed in
the Irish contest were obstruction in Parlia
ment and resistance to the law outside—
violence and intimidation, worse than vio
lence. [Cheers.] Did the opposition mean
to further inflame the passions of the Irish,
driving them into resistance of the law of
liberty founded upon order that was once
dear to both parties in the State! He
appealed to them to have regard
for the community whose lives and
projperties were counters with which Sir
William was playing a political game.
[Cheers.] The government did not waver
in their policy. They believed that firm
administration of the law and a determina
tion to do their utmost to remove the evils;
fomenting discontent would bring tqjreland
a united people. They knew that they
.must expect little assistance from the op
position, but undismayed by criticism, and
with eourage unshaken, they would perse
vere in the course that must end in the con
ciliation csf Ireland. [Loud cheers.]
Mr. Labouchere said that he had been in
position to see all that occurred at Mitchells
town. Stringent ordei-s were given to the
people bv their leaders to avoid a disturb
ance. When they assembled in the market
place Mr. Dillon advised that the proceed
ings be as short as possible, with a view of
avoiding disorder. There was no objection
to the presence of the government reporter,
but the police could not force
him through the densely-packed crowd, and
they were driven back upon the reserve.
Thejrthen advanced to assault the crowd,
the affray being begun by a constable draw
ing his sword and wounding horses. There
were not at any moment more than fifty
people fighting tho police. There were
women and children in the crowd,
and the mpn had a perfect right to’
resist the attacks. When the police fired
there was no danger of any of them being
attacked, either inside or outside the bar
racks. The police behaved like wild beasts,
battering the people about without mercy.
The chief constable showed a deliberate in
tention to break up tho meeting. He held
the chief constable and resident magistrate
responsible for what had occurred, and he
accused them of deliberate murder. [Cheers].
GLADSTONE IN THE FRAY.
Mr. Gladstone, on rising, was loudly
cheered. He said it was natural * that the
debate should be mainly directed to the
Mitchellstown outrage, but Sir William
Vernon Harcourt had performed a public
servioe in drawing attention to the Ennis
meeting. Mr. Balfour declared that the
government would persevere in their en
deavor to tranquilize Ireland, and by firm
administration of the law, and by removal,
, not of grievances—there were none. (Laugh
Mr. Balfour here interposed: “Injustice
was my word.”
Mr. Gladstone said he. was much obliged.
He saw no difference, but it was tost to be
verbally correct. Resuming Mr.
Gladstone protested against Mr. Bal
four’s statement, that he expected
only hostility from the opposition.
Whenever anything beneficial to Ireland
was proposal, the opposition hailed it with
pleasure and did everything possible to
further it despite the unwise policy of coer
cion, which was calculated to destroy social
order. The opposition had enjoined upon
the Irish people strict obedience to the law,
and their advice was more effective in pro
curing obedience than all the government’s
coercion and constabulary, managed as it
was at Mitchellstown.
BALFOUR’S WEAK POSITION.
Mr. Balfour had met Sir William Vernon
Harcourt’s speech with a simple tv. qnoque
which was usually the resort of persons in a
difficult position, but which legally meant
nothing. it for the purpose
in view if the late government did the same
thing? He was not ptTqjared to admit
that, but if they did it was with
no excuse. The government, on being
charged with infringing the law, say that
those who make the charges are also culpa
hie under the law. Mr. Balfour had
enunciated that all Liberal meetings might
ha suppressed on tho ground that they were
called for improper purposes. The govern
ment had not even attempted to show that
they had acted in conformity with the highest
legal authority with regard to the Mitchells
town affair, which at once moved and har
rowed the feelings of the country. Mr.
Balfour's conduct seemed marked by singu
lar rashness anil impudence. It was com
petent for him under such grave circum
stances to decline to enter into any discus
sion till an equally grave inquiry had
been held. But instead of that
he rushed headlong to the conclusion
that all the pobee had done was right, and
that if they had acted otherwise they would
have boon guilty of great neglect of duty.
A BAD EXAMPLE.
Ho long as Mr. Balfour remained in his
present office they might rely upon it that
the sumo course would bo pursued. Mr.
Balfour hod done all in nis power to
bias tho case, and had driven the
opposition to state how the facts appeared
to them. He reserved bis judgment, But he
considered that Mr. Balfour's assertions
were nght in tho teeth of the facts. Prom
the tact that the government failed to bring
their reporter, us was their duty, to the
Mitchullsto'vn meeting in a way most con
venient to all concerned, he could only sup
rtwo explanations: first, an intention
promote .disorder, [Purnellite
cheers] which he did not entertain. Hee
ond, that the author!to* exhibited a degree
of stupidity and negligent*; ftueh as is rarely
seen. The responsibility rested with those
who committed the first error, and it was a
gross, dangerous error for a body of police
to force their way through dense crowds.
There was no proof of any attempt to worm
On tho other hand, the victims were two
old men and a boy Mr. f i ladstone hoped
to hear, before the debate dosed, that this
sad and grievous affair, which bad 'Tented
a sentiment of horror and disgust through
out the kitigdmr, had not been kept in the
dark but had boon probed to the bottom.
(ParncUite cheers,] He wished lie could
**, either limin'Js or conciliation
on Uw part of the government He feared
all that waa occurring it) Ireland tended to
sW" >rt the contention of the oppodtten
SAVANNAH, GrA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1887.
that the government's legislation wasdiroct
ed not against crime, but against a combi
nation for liberty of speech and public
meeting. He was convinced that the people
of England would not follow the govern
ment's course, which could load to nothing
but distress anti disaster. [Cheers.]
Mr. Parnell’s motion to adjourn the de
bate was defeated by a vote of 228 to 87.
The Attorney-General reproached Mr.
Gladstone, who, while professing to reserve
liis judgment had very readily come to the
conclusion that the police were murderers
for having defended the government in
their action at the Ennis meeting.
DILLON BLAMES THE GOVEHNMENT.
Mr. Dillon, who had just arrived from
Dublin, rose and gave his account of the
trouble at MitchelLstowu. Why. he said, if
the meeting was illegal had the Govern
ment not proclaimed it. He blamed
the Government for departing from
the usual custom of asking
for accommodation for the reporters.
Never before had he seen nn attempt after
a meeting had commenced, to rush
police and a reporter, through the thickest
port of the crowd, and the first threat of dis
turbance was only quelled by two gentle
ipen on the platform driving their own men
hack from the police, by striking
them with umbrellas, but the police
reinforced made their way by
bringing their batons to bear on the houses
and using the muzzles of their rifles. If
the Tipperary men had brought their black
thorns they” would have made short work
of tho fifty policemen, but a majority had
only ash riding sticks. Mr. Dillon,
after further describing the events of the
affray, concluded that it was his belief
that some of the shots were fired in revenge
for blows from which the men were smart
ing, and others from sheer panic. Meetings
would continue to be held in spite of the
Government’s proclamation, but he should
always advise the people to abstain from
LORD CHURCHILL ON THE DBBATE.
Lord Randolph Churchill said he did not
regret the debate. It would bring vividly
before the country the nature of the struggle
in which the government was engaged in
Ireland, the difficulties with which they
had to contend, and the resources
of their opponents. That they
had to fight on the question of a policy of
the widest latitude was allowed by the op
position, but he doubted if there' was any
precedent for ex-Ministers bringing all the
force of their combination, and all the
weight of their influence to boar, not upon
questions of policy, but upon the executive
in its executive capacity. [Cheers.]
The leaders of the opposition ostenta
tiously identified themselves with the Irish
members’ accounts of the Mitchellstown af
fair. That fact, threw a lurid light upon
Mr. Gladstone’s appeals to the Irish people,
to exorcise patience. What were Irishmen
to think of the value of those appeals. The
most unmitigated condemnation of the
Irish government received the enthusiastic
support and applause of the leaders of the
opposition. He thought the opposition made
a capital blunder in putting up Sir
William Harcourt, because the House
could recall speeches of his as forcible and
eloquent in oppositie direction. [Laugh
ter.] He contended that the meeting at
Mitchellsttown wt. intord si to embarrass
the court of law, and was thcrofoVe Illegal.
The government were jusifled in the
course they had taken. It was
been said that the country was opposed to
the government's action, but what would
bring the government to an end would be a
continuance of the terror and intimidation
which, during the past six years had been
the dark feature or Ireland. The govern
ment’s safot.v depended upon the triumph of
the law. [Cheers.]
Mr. Parnell in moving the adjournment of
the debate said it was unreasonable that he
should be asked to address the House at that
late hour. He desired, he suid, to move an
amendment to the appropriation bill de
manding that a sworn inquiry be made into
the Mitchellstown affair, whereupon Mr.
Smith reminded him that he could move
such an amendment on the third reading of
After the Division on Mr. Famell's mo
tion to adjourn Mr. Brad laugh continued
the debate. He characterized the doctrines
of Mr. Balfour and Lord Churchill as to
the rights of the government and individuals
as monstrous. The English people, he said,
wore growing indignant at the treatment of
Ireland. 110 regretted that the leaders of
the opposition hail not submitted a direct
vote of censure on the government for their
conduct in the Miteheilstown affair.
Mr. Brunner having spoken, the Speaker
left the chair and the House went into com
OBJECT OK THE MOONLIGHTERS.
Mr. Balfour, Chief (Secretary for Ireland,
announced that a telegram had been re
ceived regarding the affray at Lisdonvarn
last night. The dispatch stated that five
moonlighters were captured. Constable
Wheaton was killed, and three others were
seriously hurt. A number of rifles rind re
volvers and a quantity of ammunition
was captured. The five men cap
tured were arrested inside the house
of Farmer Sexton. Two more wore
identified to-day. Farmer Sexton, whom
the gang had meant to murder, had been
summoned by the league and censured, and
he had promised to surrender his farm, but
did not do so The gang therefore entered
his house, and were about to shoot him,
when the police, who lay in anibush, sur
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
London, Sept. 13, r>:ls a. m. — The Paxt
considers the opposition attack upon the
ministry last night, a very feeble one.
The AVies says: ‘‘At last general election
both partio ; agreed that henceforth, Ire
land should lx' placed upon au equal footing
with England in every resp* , ct. It is curi
ous that none of the supporters
of the government in Parliament, or in the
press seem conscious of a change in the
mode of viewing political events in Ireland.”
The House adjourned at 5;15a. rn.
Mr. Parnell's health is improved.
The ParnolhtcH have decided to renew the
debate on the third reading of the supply
The Loyal Irish Union, of Great Britain,
has been dissolved, owing to dissatisfaction
with the government’s policy. Many of the
members will join the National League.
O’BRIEN TAKEN TO MITCHELLSTOWN.
Dublin, Kept. l!i.—William O’Brien, who
wus arrested at Kingstown yesterday, was
conveyed to Mitchellstown tills morning in
the custody of an officer. Hu was accom
panied by Timothy Harrington and his
Mr. O’Brien emphatically denies that he
hoarded the steamer at Kingston to avoid
arrest, Ins object living simply to see Mr.
Lnbouehere, who was atiout to leave for
Mr. O’Brien was enthusiastically received
by a large crowd on his arrival at Limerick.
In an address Mr. O'Brien said In- never
went on a journey which premised bettor
for the cause of Ireland than the one he was
now making. The government might close
his lipe hut there was a spirit left in Ireland
ttniay that all the bayonets at their oom
nifinii could not silence.
MKT AT THE DEPOT.
The Mayor, members of thn municipality,
amt many pruiufr.siit citizens, met Mr.
O'Brien at the Cork depot. Two hundred
fjt>iioetnn and a strong force of military
• ■snorted Mr. O'Bitoa to the court house,
where a formal charge was made against
him, and he was remanded to jail. Tlio
streets were crowded with people. The
Mayor complained to Magistrate Gar
diner of the presence of
the military and police, which,
he said, wive not needed and were calcu
lated to irritate the (lonulace. The streets
through which Mr. O’Brien was taken to
jail were lined with troops. Stones wore
thrown at the police escorting Mr. O’Brien
and several of them were wounded. The
police then charged the crowd, using their
batons freely, and injuring many of the
Moonlighters last night murdered Con
stable Whelheam and mortally wounded
another officer near Ennis, county Claire.
Whelheam was killed with a bludgeon. The
assault occurred at Lisdonvarn. A con
stable who was present when Whelheam
was killed states that twelve police
men had waited in concealment
in a house where they had learned from
anonymous sources, anumtorof moonlight
ers would gather. When the moonlighters
came they were admitted, and the door
closed and locked after them. Then a fierce
fight took plaoo.in a small room. There
was no tiring. Five moonlighters were ar
rested. Two others escaped.
The constable pretended to parley with
tho moonlighters, and lulled their suspicions
until they were inside the house, when a
terrible struggle began. The police feared
that if they made use of fire
arms they might kill their comrades,
so they fought with sticks, clubbed rifles,
and chairs. It is reported that Whelan was
keeping watch outside and that a second
gang of moonlighters came up, battered in
liis skull with stones and then decamped.
A RIOT AT BALLYPOREN.
At Ballyporeu, Tipperary, last evening a
riot broke out in a public house and the
police used their batons freely on the
rioters. The latter, ufter a tussle, compelled
the police to retreat to their barracks, from
which a few shots were fired at the crowd.
No one was injured, however. Several
rioters were arrested.
DUBLIN’S LORD MAYOR.
At a meeting of the corporation to-day
the Lord Mayor made a speech, in which ho
denounced government terrorism in Ireland.
He described the action of tho authorities
at Ballycoree and Mitchellstown as murder
ous, and suggested that the matter be re
ferred in Parliament to the committee of
the whole house. He expressed sympathy
with Mr. O’Brien. Resolutions, in accord
ance with the Lord Mayor’s sentiments,
were carried, there being but one dissenting
Mitchellstown, Sept. 12. —The funeral
of Michael Lonergan, whojwas shot dead by
tho police last Friday, took plaoo this after
noon. The body was followed to the ceme
tery by thousands of people, tho procession
being over half a mil© long. At the grave
Father Macarty made an address in which
“God have mercy upon hia soul. May he
receive more mercy in heaven than ho re
ceived on earth.”
The police kept out of sight. With the
exception of tho bands playing a dead march,
the procession marched in silence.
Five priests headed tho main body
of the procession. The coflin, which
was covered with flowers, was carried
the whole distance, two miles, by strong
men. The wife and daughter of Lonergan
were at the grave, and the last scene was an
affecting one. It is rumored that several
other persons were wounded by bullets or
huokshot on Friday, but that fearing arrest
their friends hurried them to their homee
and kept quiet. One of the wounded, named
Nagle, is reported to be dying.
CARE OF THE CONVICTS.
The National Prison Congress in Ses
sion at Toronto.
Toronto, Kqpt..l2.—Tho National Prison
Congress begad'iter regular business meeting
this morning in the theatre of the Normal
School. There was a large attendance of
delegates and of the general public, which
seemed to take a great deal of interest in
the proceedings. The subject con
sidered was: “The Moral and Re
ligious Care of the Prisoners,” under
the auspices of the Chaplain Association.
Rev. Wiliam Kcarles, of Auburn prison,
New York, introduced tho subject and was
followed by other speakers. At to-night’s
session the subioots were “The Identification
and Registration of Habitual Criminals,”
and “The Warden— His Duties, Counteract
ing Influences, etc.”
GEORGE AND McGLYNN,
The Archbishop of Toronto Defines
the Stend of the Church.
Toronto, Ont., Kept. 12.—Arcbiachop
Lynch sends the following tetter to Stew
Dear Sir: In answer to your questions I say:
First—Henry <leorge'a doctrine or book ban not
yet been pronounced upon by the Holy See.
Second—Dr. McGlynn's ex-communication
was occasioned by lug persißtent refusal to obey
the command or the Holy Sec, to which he
promised obedience as President and as alumnus
of the college of the Propagamla at Rome. Dr.
McGlynn’s case is purely ecclesiastical, not
The Archbishop of Toronto.
One Soldier Forced to Eat a Disin
fectant and Two Killed.
Naples, Sept. 12.—Three soldiers at Tra
pani were sent to perform disinfecting duty,
and were assailed by a mob, who tried to
force them to swallow carbolic acid, which
they had been sprinkling about the streets
and houses. One of the soldiers imbibed
the liquid and soon after died in horrible
agony. The other two refused to drink the
acid and were killed.
Rome, Kept. 12. —There were reported to
day fifty new eases of cholera, and twenty
dnatiia, at Messina, nineteen new oases, and
eleven death# at Catania, and eleven new
cases at Palermo. Elsewhere the disease is
A brigadier in the Pontifical gendarmerie
has been attacked with cholera. Much
anxiety is felt at tho Vatican. The Pope
has ordered that the strict, st precautions
be taken to prevent a spread of the disease.
Egrypts Cotton Crop.
Alexandria, Kept. 12.—Reixirt* from
the Egyptian cotton fields are now more en
couraging. The August heat cleared the
ixittou of worms and repaired the damage
previously done. Picking has commenced
In upper Egypt.
Six Killed by Dynamite.
London, Kept. 12.—A dispatch (mm
Callao announce# tliat. an explosion of dyna
mite occurred iu the custom house there
yesterday, killing six persons and injuring
Anarcbl*ui Still in Suspense.
Ottawa, 111.. Kept. W.—The Supreme
Court toot at 2 o'clock this afternoon and
proceeded with the call of the docket,
making no announcement in the- Anarchist
oa Ah opinion may not come until after
to* terra 1# over a®4 the Judge# meet in
BISMARCK WILL REFUSE.
GERMANY DON'T WANT TO GET
MIXED UP IN THE EAST.
The Chancellor Will Consent to the Ern
roth Mission if Turkey Joins Russia
in Requesting It—But Little Proba
bility That the Porte Will Take Such
Sofia, Sept. 12.— 1 tis stated that when
the Sobranje meets the government will
propose impeachment of M. M. Karaveloff,
Nikiforoff, Zankoff, and others, susiiected of
complicity in the overthrow of Prince Alex
A LETTER FROM THE FRINGE.
Paris, Sept. 12. — La Figaro publishes a
letter written by Prince Ferdinand express
ing deliglit at. his enthusiastic reception in
Bulgaria. The Prince says that, he believes
the people of tho country are thoroughly
attached to him. He complains of tho op
position of the three great powers, and re
gards their war against him as cruel and
unjust. He hopes to rescue Bulgaria from
the crisis in which she is placed, and is re
solved to do his duty, whatever happens.
A dispatch to the Journal Dm Drbats
-from Bucharest says that ex-Premier Rad
oslnvoff and several officers have boon ar
rested in Bulgaria for connection with an
alleged military plot. It is reported at. Kolia
that the police invented the plot in order to
further the end of M. Ktombuloff, the pres
ent Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
Bismarck’s refusal to mediate.
Berlin, Sept. 12.—The official press con
firms the statement made Katurduy, that
Princo Bismarck lias absolutely refused to
mediate between Russia and Bulgaria. The
NortluGn-mcin Gazette announces that,
Prince Bismarck cannot assent to Russia's
pro|>oKals and declines the Czar’s request
that, he act as mediator, because ho docs not
wish to assume responsibility in the Eastern
question. Neither does the German govern
ment* desire, in view AT tho Euro
pean situation, to increase its labors
or divide its strength. Germany
is ready to agree to the Ernroth
mission, and also to recommend the other
powers to assent to it provided the proixwal
is officially made by both Russia anil the
Porte. This apparent assent to Gen. Ern
roth’s going to Bulgaria is explained bv the
irreconcilable differences between the I’orte
and Russia over the mission. There is only
a remote chance of both presenting a simi
lar proposal to the powers.
FOOLED BY TRAIN ROBBERS.
Sheriff Sure He Had Them in a
Field They Never Entered.
Chicago, Kept. 12.—A special to the
Times from Austin, Tex., says: “Informa
tion from Manchaca is to the effect that tho
two train robbers supposed to be surrounded
in a pasture four miles from Manchaca
never entered the enclosure at all, and the
officers found that they had been given the
slip. Instead of going into the enclosure
they succeeded in getting into a creek hot
tom, down which they traveled several
miles, and then hid in the brush until about,
i sundown, when they approached a farm
’ house and bought two horses and saddles
hats and shoes, saying thßt, they were cattle
buyers and had been robbed. They mounted
their steeds and rode off in an easterly direc
tion, leading to dense bottoms in Geaguas,
where it is generally believed they have
friends. Another posse secretly left here, hop
ing to intercept them, and) later got on thoir
track twenty miles from where they had
cut some wire fences. Kince then nothing
has been heard from them. The Governor
has notified the Sheriffs of counties east to
take to the fields and keep a sharp lookout.
He is confident that they are the leaders of
the train robbers gang, and that their cap
ture will break it up.
NATIVE BORN AMERICANS.
The Now Party to Hold its Convention
at Philadelphia This Week.
New York, Kept. 12.—Tho New York
and Brooklyn representatives of the Ameri
can organization met to-night and com
pleted the arrangement# for the National
Convention of the American party at Phila
delphia, which opens Friday. Owing to
threatening letters which hail boon received
tlie meeting was kept secret. Brooklyn has
elected fifteen delegates to the convention
and New York will have twenty-five. The
New York State delegates will have their
headquarters at the Colonnade hotel, Phila
delphia. Among the New York delegates
are Col. John F. Mines, Andrew Powell, ex-
Judge Drew, George F. Duysters, J. F. Lip
hard, A. J. Pots, VV. 11. Rose, C. C.
Bulkier, 0. C. Cobon, G. V. Edgar,
G. H. Burton and Z. L. Trimble. The New
York delegation will ask the withdrawal
of tho prohibition, polygamy and in
ternal development planks of tho platform.
It is intended to call a State Convention
and place a State ticket in the field. The
State Convention will probably bo held in
FIENDB AT A SWITCH.
A Passenger Train Sent Crashing Into
a Lot of Freight Cars.
St. Joseph, Mo., Kept. 12.—An attempt
was made yesterday to wreeka south-bound
passenger train on the Chicago, Kansas and
Nebraska road at Sanford, a station six
miles out of Topeka, Kan. As tuo train
was coming around a curve at the
rate of thirty miles an hour,
the engineer saw that the switch
was open He put on his brakes and re
versed his engine, called to his fireman to
follow him and jumped from the cab. The
engine ran into some empty cars that were
standing on the track, ana, while smashing
them, was itself completely wiecked. The
baggage anil mail cars were ruined and,
with the coaches, were thrown from the
track. No lives were lost and none of the
passengers were injured. An examination
of the open switch showed that it had Iroen
broken and turned, with the evident inten
tion of wrecking tho train.
RUNS INTO AN ENGINE.
One Engineer Killed and Another
Springfield, 0., Sept. 12.—0n the NW
York, Pennsylrania and Ohio railroad this
morning at 4 o’clock, the Atlantic, express
east bound, while running forty-flvn miles
per hour, collided with a locomotive that
was standing on the track at Peoria, U.
Norman Gregg, the engineer of the passen
ger tram, was instantly killed, and bis fire
man boil Itotli arms broken. John thlry,
engineer of the single locomotive, wu* fa
tally injured. Both engine# were com
pletely demolished and the track whs tom
up until* distance. Ko for as learned no
passengers Were injured.
lva arid Htaynor
Cincinnati, Sept. 12. it now transpire*
that at a ne-tUig of tin* director# of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad,
held last Katun lay, the resignation* of
Henry H Ire* and Georg* fi. Htaynor were
received and accepted
Tho President Explains the Govern
Washington, Kept. 12.—1n regard to the
purchase of bonds by tho government, tho
President said to-day to a representative of
the Associated Press: “Tho criticism upon
the action of the Treasury Department for
refusal to accept any of the offers of bonds
last Wednesday, it seems to me, is incon
siderately made. In the first, place the offers
were higher, considering the lapse of time
they had to run, than they had heretofore
been, and did not present na favorable terms
to the government. In the next place, tho
number offered was much loss than on
former occasions. These facts may well give
rise to the inference that people holding
lionds preferred them to money. The gov
ernment wants to buy bonds to answer the
requirements of the law relating to the
sinking fund, and it is willing to advance
interest on such bonds as are not Ismght,
and thus supply any immediate demand
there may lie for money.
NO SHARP BARGAIN INTENDED,
“Theso two courses of the Treasury Depart
ment are calculated to release a good deal
of money and turn it into business channels
if required, but they are both exocutive acts
and Tnust bo performed with duo
regard to tho interest of the govern
ment as one of the parties to these
transactions. There is no disposition to
drive a sharp bargain with tho holders of
the bonds, but it will not do to say that
there is no side to the bargain except, that
of the seller and holder, and that, these bonds
must be bought and interest advanced on
such terms as their interest alone dictates.
Tho competition offered in tho sale of bonds
is a just way te fix their price and will
to fairly pursued as long as
it seems to protect against an undue advan
tage on the part of the sellers, and results in
offers which, upon business considerations,
ought to regulate their value as l>otweoii pri
vate imrtics. The government ought not
to be expected, regardless of any public
purpose, to identify itsolf with private busi
ness or speculation.”
He Will Go to Philadelphia Friday—
The Grand Tour.
AVarhington, Hopt. 12.—The President
and Mrs. Cleveland and Col. Lament, may
not get to Philadelphia before Friday morn
ing. They expect to leave on the 4 o’clock
train Thursday afternoon, but the President
may lie detained hero urral late in the
evening. Secretary Bayard will probably
lie the only member of the Cabinet present,
though Secretary Whitney and Secretary
Fairchild may stop on their way to
Washington. The President and his
party will return Saturday night.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland
and Col. LamiNit will start on the Western
and Southern trip on Sept. 29 or MO. return
ing by Oct. 30. Representatives of the
Press Association will lie permitted to ac
company them, but ho many applications
have been received from newspapers for per
mission to send sjxwial correspondents with
tiie party that it is thought to lie impracti
cable to grant permission to any.
CAN’T VISIT NEW ORLEANS.
Text of President Cleveland’s Letter
New Orleans, Sept. 12.—The following
letter from President Cleveland addressed
to the Mayor of this city was received
Executive Mansion. I
Washington, Sept. 12, iwr I
Dear Sir—l have received the invitation
kindly tendered me on behalf of the commer
cial, social and military organizations of New
Orleans, to visit that city faring iny contem
plated trip to the West and South.
I am in receipt of like invitations from many
other localities, and I have delayed action there
upon until I could determine which of them
my time and positive engagements already
made would permit me to accept. To my
regret, I now find it necessary to send to a large
number of them replies similar to this:
The trip Is to be undertaken for the purpose of
fulfilling my promises to visit St. Louis and At
lanta. The dates of these visits are fixed, and,
as both are included in a single trip, the Inter
vening time between these t wo dates is substan
tially all that can be devoted to visiting other
It. Is a nbysical Impossibility,under l hese circum
stances, to accept all the kind and cordial invi
tations which nave been tendered me, and I
have ten obliged to mark out a route of travel,
and select as stopping places such cities as are
on the way or which, for other controlling rea
sons, it seems most desirable to visit at this
lain sorry that this plan precludes the possl
blMty of my acceptance of the invitations from
New Orleans, aim 1 trust that the good people of
your city will not attribute my failure to comply
with their wishes, no warmly and heartily ex
pressed, to any want of appreciation of their re
gard, or to lack of any desire to he their guest.
Yours very truly, Onovr.ii Cleveland.
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
Unsatisfactory Results at Most of the
San Francisco, Kept. 12.—Advices by
the steamer Ran I’ablo from China, aro to
the effect that at most of the scientific stn
tions whence the totality of the
eclipse of the sun on August 10
could be viewed, the result was very
unsatisfactory, more especially at Hhiruka
wa, where the United States expidition, un
der direction of Prof. Todd, was located.
Twenty minutes after the eclipse began, the
sun was hidden by clouds, and remained
hidden during the total eclipse. It was like
a (lark night, and the face of a man, stand
ing a distance of three or four feet could not
AN OVERFLOW IN TEXAS.
The Town of Edinburg Threatened
Brownnvii,i,e, Tex., Kept. 12.—The Rio
Grande river is overflowing its banks, in
undating large sections of the State. The
little of Edinburg, thirty miles
above were, is threatened with complete
destruction unless the water recodes during
the next twenty-four hours. A number or
bouses have born moved away to escape the
river. The jail and several other structures
on the river bend arc being undermined by
the swift current, and will probably bo
gone by morning.
Louisiana's First New Molasses.
New Orleans, Kept. 12.—Eighteen bar
rels of new Louisiana molasses, the first of
the season, were received to day from Bt.
John baptist parish and classed choice.
It was sold at 00c per gallon. Tills is the
earliest, receipt of molasaee ever known.
He veil hogsheads of sugar were made from
the run producing the molasses alw.ve men
tinned. The sugar will tie shipped Friday.
Fourteen Fishermen Perleh.
Glopi ester, Maim.. Kept. 12.—The
schooner Arcthusa, of Kliribum**, N. 8,, ar
rived to-day from the Grand Imnkt* Klic
reports that on Aug. 20, during a hurricane,
fourteen men t*4<mging to the w booicr
Mam, of Pubulco, X H were lost The
gale Is reported as unprecedented. Great,
damage baa lesn done fishermen on the,
(PRICE $lO A YEAR. 1
1 CENTS A CIIPV. (
FULTON’S LOST RECORDS.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SCORE
THE ABSTRACT COMPANY.
Two Members of the Board Asked to
Resign Because They Hold Btock in
the Company—A Determination to
Close the Books Against the Concern
in the Future.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 12.—The grand jury
met this morning and passed the following
resolutions, which were furnished to the
press for publication:
That it is the opinion of thin crand
jury that the I.and Title Warranty’C'ompaoy
should allow copies of their records to lx- taken
to supply the place of the stolen records in the
clerk s office, and that If the company refuses
such an act of common .tense justice, they
should at owe be prohibited from taking any
furl her information from the records in the
Resolved, That, it is a great injustice and
wrong to the i*v>plo of Fulton county for its
public records to be used for the purpose of
building up a monopoly for tho benefit of s few
individuals at the expense of the people m a.
case where the people are powerless to remedy
the wrong, it. is not right for any man or set of
men to have such an unjust advantage of the
public when that advantage is acquired only
through the misfortune of tho public in this
theft of the records. The company has been
permitted freely to copy onr records, without
any compensation or condition in anv war-. Tho
refusal now to furnish the public with the oopie#
they freely took from the people's records is
manifestly unjust and wrong, and i an exhibi
tion of a spirit of unfairness and selfishness,
without any justification whatever, and nicer a
onr unqualified condemnation.
Reunified, That we fully indorse the re sit I*
tions introduced in the Hoard of County Com
missioners by George W Adair, on the 7th ins*.,
and heaildy commend the efforts of Mr Adtir
and Mr. Kiser, of the Hoard, to securo cotne . of
the said records for tho benefit, of the pebp le of
Petolved, That in onr opinion those mrmheri
of the Board of County.(.'oinmlailoners wb<> are
stockholders In the Land Title Warranty Com
pany aro disqualified from sifting as Com mis
sinners and voting when this question is b iff re
the Board. It is in violation of law and against
the public good, and against the interest, anl
the rights of the people of the county Their
actions meet our unqualified condemnation ami
we respectfully request them to resign th"ir of
fices as Commissioners.
The foregoing resolutions were unanimously
adopted mid ordered to bo given to the public.
William K. Garrett, Foreman.
.1 Heai.v Smith. Secretary.
This 12th day Sepl ember, 1887.
Commissioners E. T. Hunnicutt and .James
D. Coll ins,are tho members of the board re
ferred to in tho resolutions. The former
has held several positions of honor and trust
in this county, and Mr. Collins was ones
Clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton
county. Roth of them own stock in
the Wnrranty Company. Mr. Col
lins got up the abstract books
and sold them to the company, which he or
ganized under an act of tho Legislature.
The value of the hooks can be understood
when it, 1r stated that they contain informa
tion not now to bo hod in the Clerk’s office,
owing to the fact that years ago several
books of records were stolen from the office,
and have not since been recovered.
MOST NOT WANTED.
His Application for Naturalization
Re fu steel.
New York. Kept. 12.—Johan Most, the
Anarchist, in accordance with a promise
made at the meeting of the Anarchists yes
terday, to-day made application for citizen
ship at the Court of Common Pleas Natural*
izatlon Bureau. He arrived at the bureau
accompanied by several friends. In reply
to questions put by the chief clerk, Most
said he believed in the constitution of the
United Staten und in the laws passed by the
proper authority, if they were good
laws. If be believed laws interfered
with the rights of the people
he would result them oy
force. Most admitted that he had been in
prison for violation of the law, but claimed
♦hat his conviction was unjust, and asserted
that if he could take his cabc to the United
Ktatos Supreme Court tho judgment would
bo reversed. Most continued that he had
“resisted tyranny in every country he had
lived in and would continue to do bo.”
Thereupon the clerk declined to administer
the oath, adding that if he had made a mis
take the courts would rectify it. Most re
plied that he would test the point. This is
the first time a refusal has been made on
tho same grounds.
HE WAS WASHINGTON’S KINSMAN.
Death in Kentucky of an Interesting
Louisville, Ky., Kept. 12.—A special ta
the Courier-Journal from Owensboro, Ky.,
to-night says: “William G. Washington,
up to his death the nearest living relative of
Gen. George Washington, and who was
the last male representative of the
name, died Sunday morning at bis
homo in this city. He was 87 years of age,
and was in many respects a most interest
ing character. He was born in Virginia
April 15, 1800, and moved to Kentucky
when about ft years old, settling near Gor
donsville, Logan county. He was a son of
Fairfax Washington, second cousin of
George, and was tho oldest of ten children."
RETURN OF A FUGITIVE.
He Wan Given Up For Dead and a Well
Searched for Hie Body.
Staunton, Va., Kept. 12.—John M. Cap
roll, who two years ago disappeared from
Staunton, has returned. At the time of hia
departure he was City Treasurer. An ex
amination of his papers showed that he owed
the cit y and State between SIO,OOO and $14,-
0(10. llis property, however, realized suf
ficieut to pay the indebtedness. Carroll
was supiiosed bv some to have been
foully dealt with, and not long ago an old
well whs dug out in Richmond in the ex*
pectation of recovering his remains. For
the past two years be has been engaged in
business somewhere in the North and re*
turned of his own accord.
Miners Strike for an Advance.
Suamokin, Pa., Kept. 12.—The mine**at
the collieries of the Mineral Mining and
Railroad Company, Union Coal Company.
Excelsior Coal Company, Enterprise Coal
Company anil Garfield Coal Company struck
this morning for a general advance. It is
estimated that, 4,001) men are on a strike at
Hlmmokin. The miners are thoroughly or
ganized as Knigfc vof Labor and are pre
pared for a long lockout. No concession*
were offered on either side.
Furniture Handn Show Fight.
Bohton, Mams., Kept, 12.—Three large
furniture firms have conceded the nine hour .
day demanded bv the painters, and polish
ers, but others refuse to comply, and their
mon to the number of 1,000 quit work thi*
16,000 Nail Makers on Strike.
London. Kept 12.—The numtier of nail
makers <w strike in Staffordshire alone
is 15,000. ___
Tampa s Pontmaeter.
Washington. Kept. 12. The President
today appointed W, N. Penway, Postmaelav
at 1 s uipa. Fie