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TYRANNY OF THE TORIES
O'BRIEN IN A CELL NOT MUCH
LARGER THAN A BANDBOX.
Allegations that Prisoners in Irish Jails
are Not Properly Fed Balfour Gives
No Promise of Bettering the Prison
er's Condition—Parliament to Ad
London, Sept. 13.—During the discussion
in the House of Commons last evening of
the amendments made in the House of
Lords to the coal mines bill, Mr. Graham,
(advanced Liberal) member for Lankshirc,
was suspended for refusing to apologize for
reference to the House of Lords.
Edward Harrington, (Nationalist), mem
ber for West Kerry, was suspended during
last evening’s sitting. The House, at the
time, was considering the amendments
made by the House of Lords to the truck bill
in reference to the weekly payment of wages
in Ireland. Mr. Harrington, after being
warned for utterances during the debate,
was ordered by the Speaker to resume his
seat. He replied passionately: “I will not
resume my seat. You have been watching
to pounce upon me ever since I rose I
claim my right to speak.”
Mr. Harrington was thereupon suspended,
and retired from the House amid cheers by
the Parnellite members.
When Mr. Graham first assailed the
House of Lordsduring the proceedings in the
House of Commons last night, he was sternly
rebuked by the Speaker, but Mr. Graham
again attacked the upper house for daring,
as he said, to dictate to men elected bv the
people. The Speaker demanded an apology
from Mr. Graham for this direct disregard
of his authority. Mr. Graham in response
said: “I regret this matter, but in con
science I cannot apologize.”
The Speaker thereupon named him. Mr.
Graham assured the Speaker that he had no
intention of being rude to him, but the
Speaker interrupted him and abruptly
declined to accept a personal apology.
After Mr. Harrington had been called to
order and had made an angry reply to the
Speaker’s warning, the latter with quiet
dignity said: “Mr. Harrington, I name
W. H. Smith, the government leader, im
mediately moved that Mr. Harrington be
The motion was greeted with ironical
laughter by the Parnellites of “Hear, Hear
the Bookseller!” (Referring to Mr. Smith’s
proprietorship of numerous book stalls in
Mr. Harrington withdrew from the House
during the division on Mr. Smith’s motion.
A GOVERNMENT COMMENT.
The Times , commenting on the debate in
the House qf Commons last night on the
government’s course In regard to Ireland,
lays: “Tho figure cut by the separatists’
caders does not appear to liave been found
impressive by their own followers. The op
position was not more thoroughly beaten
by votes than by argument.”
The Standard says: “It is a relief to
know that the opposition failed ridiculously
to turn to factious uses the calamitous inci
dent, which, in well ordered minds could
July excite a feeliug of deepest regret.”
William Henry Smith, replying to a ques
tion in the House of Commons to-day,said the
attention of the government had been called
to a statement contained in the Dublin
Weekly Sews, to the effect that it would
continue to publish reports of the
meetings of such branches of the Irish
National League as tho govern
ment might order suppressed, to
show the futility of the government’s at
tacks on the league. The paper, Mr. Smith
said, belonged to the Lord Mayorof Dublin,
T. N. Sullivan, who was also a member of
the House of Commons and Justice of the
Peace for Dublin. Nevertheless, if any of
the threatened publications were made, tho
government, would take steps to vindicate
Wv* law. [Cries of “Hear, hear.”]
John Philip Nolan (Homeruler), memlier
for North Galway, asked if it was truo that
Mr. O’Brien was confined in a cell nine by
four feet, and if Mr. Balfour meant to order
fsasonablo accommodations for the prisoner.
Mr. Balfour said he had no knowledge
respecting the nature of the cell. Of course,
he added, it was his desire that Mr. O’Brien
should be comfortably confined, and the
prison rules provided that untried prisoners
•hould liave reasonable accommodations.
Mr. Nolan said be hoped the government
would relax the prison rules applicable to
political offenders in Ireland, and especially
urged modification of the degrading duties
enforced on common criminals.
John Dillon said it was manifest that the
government had power to infiict personal
punishment upon tneir political opponents,
•'Peciully upon members of the Irish party
who therefore lmd a right to demand
security that they would not be treated
like pickpocket*. His own experience as a
political prisoner in Ireland was that food
was meted on the starvation system in Irish
jails. If Mr. O’Brien was confined in an
ordinary cell it was cruel, seeing
that he was in delicate health.
He (Dillon) was convinced that the people
of England would not stand a continuance
of the treatment the government gave po
litical prisoners. If the government per
sisted in this course they would arouse a
storm of hate thev would find difficult to
OPPOSED TO DISCRIMINATION.
Mr. Balfour said he was unable to see that
offenses of porsens arrested under tlio
crimes act differed from offenses under the
ordinary law. Any alteration in the treat
ment of prisoners ought to lie apnlied after
du. • inquiry. All prisoners should be treated
alike regarding prison discipline. Ho had
difficulty in reconciling the statements now
made with the language formerly
tisiHl by tho Irish members to
tlm effect that if the crimes
a' t were enforced tho bulk of tins prisoners
hut in jail under its provisions would be
lietter off than they were outside, lie was
unable to conceive how the Irish members
could nmke any distinction between the
prison treatment of persons under arrest for
inciting the jieople to crime and outrages
and that given to those under arrest for
committing crime and outrages. Mr.
O’Brien hail only himself to thank
•°r being now iu custody,
If he ha.l appeared in court at Mitciiells
town to answer the summons commanding
Rim to appear there and answer to tho
charges against him, even if convicted he
might have remained at, large prior to ad
judication of an ap|ieul. [Conservative
AN EXCEPTIONAL LAW.
John Morley (Liberal) said the action of
the Irish lueinliers was due to the nature of
the exceptional law forc'd on the people of
their is mu try, the consequence of which the
government hod lieen amply warned of. Iu
no foreign country were political offenders
•'Ubjected to the Itarsh discipline applied to
liohtieol prisoners in Ireland. [Cries of
H.*ar! bear 1”] What the government had
already done showed that it was their in
mutton to rule Ireland during the recess in
•he most rigorous maimer msstiUie under
Uei coercion get. Ho urgsd that tint govern-
ment reconsider their refusal to grant an j
inquiry into the conduct of the police at ;
Mitchellstown. If the government j
would not concede a committee
of Parliament to make an inquiry it was at 1
least desirable that an official investigation
should be made to satisfy the public mind.
The government ought also to issue special
cautions to the police against the use of fire
arms, excepting in the last extremity.
Mr. Labouchere denounced the police ac
count qf the Mitchellstown affray as a
gross a*d impudent tissue of lies, and he
characterized tho men who issued the ac
count as liars as well as murderers. He de
manded an impartial inquiry into the out
PARNELL ON THE CRUELTY.
Mr. Parnell said that nothing reflected
more discredit on tho government than the
personal treatment of political prisoners.
The Into Mr. Forster treated his prisoners
with distinguished humanity; now the gov
ernment tried to strike terror into the
hearts of their opponents by treating po
litical prisoners like eriminals of the basest
typo. Referring to the Mitchellstown
affair, Mr. Parnell declared that no govern
ment reporters were ever molested at any
of the thousands of meetings which had
been held by the Irish National League in
Ireland. The meeting at Mitchellstown was
equally open to these reporters. The police
acted like cowards ana were a part of a
system which was a reign of terror within
the prison and one of murder outside. In
stead of conceding to Ireland the right to
manage her own affairs, the government
has taken her by the throat and was trying
to strangle her. In conclusion Mr. Par
nell said he wished Mr. Balfour well
out of his job. (Irish cheers.) My only
fear is, added |iie Irish loader, lest some
men become sodfcisperated as to commit
wild acts of reven#% > wall continue, How
ever, to urge my corwymen to patient en
durance of wrong until they get nome rule.
The appropriation bill passed its third
reading, and the House adjourned until
Friday next, when Parliament will be pro
The session of Parliament practically
closed to-night with tho weak debate on
police terrorism in Ireland. Neither Mr.
Morley’s appeal in behalf of political pris
oners, nor Mr. Dillon’s denunciation, nor
Mr. Parnell’s warning of probable
vengeful reprisals moved Mr. Balfour,
who expressed, in measured tones,
free from all trace of emotion, the
determination of the government to make
no distinction between political and other
prisoners. The ministerial speeches of last
night and to-night leave no doubt of the
government’s intention to resort to rigorous
application of the crimes act, and merciless
exercise of its powers. Mr. Balfour will
stand by the police and will grant no
inquiry "into the affair at Mitchellstown
except such an official investigation
as can be guided by the Dublin Executive.
Mr. Balfour will go to Dublin to-morrow to
confer with the Executive, and will return
to London Saturday, when he will go to
Scotland to spend the recess.
Mr. Gladstone has returned to Ha warden.
Addresses from Liberal associations
throughout the country urge Mi. Gladstone
to demand a full inquiry into the Mitchells
Henry Labouchere (Radical), member of
Parliament for Northampton; J. T. Brun
ner (Liberal), member for Northwich;
Cheshire and Robert Leake (Liberal), mem
bers for Radcliffe-cum-fam worth, Lanca
shire, have been elected members of the
Irish National League.
NO BETTER THAN A BLACK HOLE.
Dublin, Sept. 13. —The Freeman's Jour
nal savs the cell in which William O’Brien
is confined at Cork is hut 0 feet long and 4
feet broad. It is badly lighted, and little
better than a black hole. Mr. O’Brien is iig
excellent spirits. A great demonstration is
Vicing organized at Mitchellstown to
be made to-morrow during the funeral of
Shinnick, one of the men shot by the police
during their assault on the public meet
ing in Market square last Friday. The
Coolubbri branch of the Nutional League,
and all the local branches in the country
for many miles around Mitchellstown will
part icipate in the demonstration.
Mr. O'Brien has received £IOO from
America which ho will distribute among
the relatives of the victims of tho recent af
fray at Mitchellstown.
. WHELEHAN’S DEATH.
The details of the murder of Constable
Whelehan by moonlighters at Lisdoonvarna
on Sunday night reached this city to-day.
The police had learned that a party of
moonlighters would visit the house of a
farmer named Soden, and made arrange
ments for their capture. Constable Wlade
hnn, accompanied by a dozen other officers,
proceeded to the place designated.
Five of the force were placed In
Mr Sexton’s house and the others
in a shed near by, while Whelehan himself
remained as a sentinel in front of the house.
When the moonlighters api>eared on the
scene the door of the house was opened and
three of them rushed in with loaded
rifles in their hands. They were in
tlie act of searching Mr. Sexton when the
police, secreted in an adjoining room, rushed
out, and a fierce encounter ensued. Two
moonlighters, who among others had been
left outside, now tried to make their escape,
but the police placed in the shed prevented
this and drove them into the house.
Whiie the fight was proceeding in the
House two other outlaws attacked Consta
ble Whelehan on the outside. Policeman
Connell ran to Whelehan’s assistance, but
was immediately knocked down by a blow
from a clubbed rifle and rendered insensible.
Whelefian wus quickly dispatched,
and his body, with his loaned re
volver lying alongside, was afterwards
found some distance from the scene of the
murder and removed to Mr. Sexton’s house.
Connell was also carried to the house, and
at last 4b counts was recovering. Whelehan
was a highly esteemed officer. He hod been
twenty-two years in the service. He was
detailed to attend the Prince of Wales
during the latter’s visit to Ireland. Tho
Prince then presented him with a souvenir
in the shape of a gold pencil case.
Two of the moonlighters taken into
custody are sons of well-to-do farmers, and
the others are laborers. All of them, ten in
number, were taken to Galway and placed
iu jail to-night. A crowd had assembled on
their arrival, but no sympathy was mani
fested for them. It is stated that the lead
er in an attack on Whelehan lias turned
Ferron Pleased With the Mobilization.
Paris, Sept. 13. —At the Cabinet council
to-day Gen. Ferron, Minister of War, re
ported that he was satisfied with the opera
tions of the troops recently mobilized. M.
Herwhi, Minister of Puolic Works, ex
presmd feta belief that alter the completion
of thkflMVWi for transportation it would b
[Ki-'-iljaiJa reduce the time required foi the
UMMavftion army corps to one day.
Lost on the Unlike.
Halifax. Nept, 13. The fishing schooner
Geraldine, at Catiso irom Grand Hunks, lw
■iites having her decks swept, list fourteen
dories and everything movable. One man
named Nicholas Ash was lost. He hoiouged
in CsriMBMU, N. F. The Geraldine report*
great l am of Ufa aiming the hand-Uin fish
erman on the Grand Banks by the recent
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER U, 1887.
CANADIAN FREE TRADE.
THE PRICE TO BE PUT ON FISHERY
No Intimation Yet of What Course the
United States Will Take In the Nego
tiations Secretary Bayard Denies
that Seizure of Sealers Has Been
Toronto, Ont., Sept. IS.— The Globe's
London correspondent cables a reiteration
of the statement that on behalf of Canada
the Fishery Commission will request a free
exchange of natural products in return for
fishery concessions to the United States.
SEIZURES OF SEALERS.
W ashington, Sept. 13.—1n answer to an
inquiry to-day relative to the statement
made in the British House of Commons by
Sir James Ferguson to the effect that the
United States government hail ordered a
discontinuance of the seizure of British ves
sels sealing in Alaskan waters, Secretary
Bayard said that his attention had
already been drawn to the matter, and he
had read the statement with surprise. He
knew nothing of tho making of an order
such as descrilied. The vessels seized are
now in tho custody of the judiciary await
ing the action of the courts, which will de
termine the legality of the seizures.
Touching that part of the statement
ascribed to the British Parliamentary Sec
retary, where he says that seizures are to be
discontinued while fisheries negotiations are
iu progress, Secretary Bayard said that
there was no relation or connection of any
kind between the seizures in Alaskan waters
and the questions arising under tho treat y
of 1318 relative to the Canadian
fisheries. The negotiations with the Brit
ish government upon the last-named subject
are progressing as well a, can bo expected.
No selections have yet been made of the
persons to assist the United States govern
ment in the negotiations, but Secretary
Bayard says he is hopeful of his ability to
lay before Congress, when it assembles, a
satisfactory basis of settlement of tho dif
ferences between the United States and
Britain respecting the fisheries.
Secretary Bayard smiled when he was
shown to-day tho published statement that
he went to Boston to inquire for a gentleman
to be appointed Commissioner on the paid
of the United States to meet the Chamnor
lain Commission. He s iys that lie went to
Boston to visit his daughter, Mrs. Warren,
and to attend to some purely personal busi
ness, and that he did not make the slightest
attempt to look up a gentleman to act as
Commissioner. He got as much rest as pos
sible out of the trip, and did not attend to
public business at all. Three Commission
ers will probably be appointed, but probably
not before the President’s return.
MAY NOT ALL BE DEMOCRATS.
Secretary Bayard said to-day that they
would not all necessarily be Democrats.
No one lias been selected yet. Ho looked for
substantial and satisfactory results from
the commissioners’ labors. Ho did not see
that the critics of this plan had any other
possible plan to suggest as a substitute.
There were only two other jiossibilities,
arbitration and war. He did not think the
people of tho United States would
prefer either of these alternatives
to the amicable negotiations
of a commission. The conference between
the commissioners will probably be held at
the Department of State about Nov. 1. As
has been reported. Joseph Chamberlain,
Minister West and Sir John MacDonald will
represent Great Britain.
Secretary Bayard Does Not Attempt
to Explain the Cause.
Washington, Sept. 13.—Secretary Bay
ard said to-day that he was surprised when
he returned, to find that Gov. Porter had
gone. He know ( .at Gov. Porter intended
to resign the Avrstant Secretaryship. Gov.
Porter told him so last Monday, but ho sup
posed he would wait until his return from
Boston. ()n his return he found Gov. Por
ter’s resignation on his table. He had noth
ing to say of Gov. Porter’s reasons. They
were best known to Gov. Porter. Ho came
into the department at Secretary Bayard’s
invitation. He left it on his own motion.
It was for him to say why he left. Secre
tary Bayard denounced as “malignant” the
misrepresentations that have been published
in opposition newspaper- about the matter,
and particularly that absurd story about
an alleged improper interference on his
part with the Consular duties of tile Assist
ant Secretary. Secretary Bayarrl will talk
with the President to-morrow about Gov.
Porter’s successor. The persons mentioned
in connection with the place double in num
ber every day. One of the most promising
is ex-Representative Cox, of North Caro
lina, an accomplished lawyer who was a
member of the Committee on Foreign Af
faire of the last House.
SOFIA IN AN UPROAR.
Nationalists Stone Karaveloff’a Resi
dence and Newspapers.
Sofia, Sept. 13. —A meeting of the Nation
al party was held yesterday, 800 persons
being present. Addresses were made by the
political leaders. After the meeting a pro
cession was formed which was subsequently
augmented to 2,000 persons. They marched
to the palace, where They cheered Prince
Ferdinand. Thence they proceeded to the
residence of M. KaravelofT, and threw stones
at the windows. The police were unable to
quiet the disturbance, and many of them
were injured. The mob then visited the
offices of the opposition journals, and
windows, shouting: “Down with
the traitors.” Then they returned to the
palace, where Prince Ferdinand appeared
upon the balcony. Tho resolutions adopted
at the meeting were read to him, and in re
ply lie said: “Love me, be good patriots,
long live Bulgaria.” The crowd then dis
persed, singing the national anthem.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 18.—The Novae
Vremyu says: "The attitude of reserve
maintained by England respecting Bulga
ria is attributed here to the idea that Ger
man intervention in Bulgaria will sutlii'e to
give matters it turn disagreeable to Russia
without English assistance.’’
TIIK U/AU’K THREAT AT BULGARIA.
It is semi-officially stated here that in the
event of tho failure of the present negotia
tions concerning Bulgarin, the Czar’s Gov
ernment will consider itoelf justified in pro
claiming the annulment of the treaty at
A Day’s Cholera Returns.
Home, Sept. 13.— The cholera returns for
the giant twenty-four hours are: Catania (J
new camo and fi deaths, Palermo 10 new
cases and *1 ■ tenths. Messina 7 new coeea and
California's New Governor.
Ha# Fran* wo, Haul. 13,—Lieut. Gov.
Waterman took the ouni of office ns Gover
nor tills morn 1 1 *, the executive chair hav
ing I men mode wan* * * **“• death of Gov.
SHARP’S PLEA HEARD.
Six Hours for Argument Divided Be
-4 tween the Counsel.
New York, Sept. 13.—The extraordinary
session of the general term of the Supreme
Court, called to hear tho argument upon
Jacob Sharp's appeal from his conviction
for bribery, re-assembled this morning be
fore a crowded court room. Judge Van
Brunt presided, flanked on either side by
Judges Daniels, Brady and Bartlett. The
proceedings wore opened by Mr. Stieknoy
asking that the court would insist that the
argument should be concluded to-day.
Judge Van, Brunt, having conferred with
his colleagues, announced that the court
would sit until 5:30 o’clock, allowing six
hours for argument, which would be divided
up evenly between the counsel. This was
A motion to strike OUT.
Mr. Nicoll moved to strike out all that
portion of the argument relating to the
motion to quash the indictment, because it
forms no part of tho judgment roll, accord
ing to the act of 1887. “We claim,” said he,
“that no part of the constitutional rights
of the defendant were involved.” Tho mo
ton was granted.
The question of the jurisdiction of the
court was waived by Mr.Stieknoy who staled
that lie had no intention to avail himself of
that, point. Bourke Cockran, broadly stat
ing his conviction that the evidence against
Sharp upon the trial was incompetent and
objectionable from every lea gal point, of
view and not enough to put the defendant
upon his defense, reviewed the case from
the beginning, recapitulating the evidence
against Sharp and commenting upon the
weight of consideration to be given it in
determining Sharp’s guilt or innocence.
Counsel’s statement practically covered the
same ground which has been so often gone
over before, adding nothing new.
The Questions of Referee Davis Or
dered Stricken Out.
New York, Sept. IS.-—Chief Justice
Larremore, of tho Court of Common I’lea.s,
this morning granted the motion of ex-Con
gressrnau Adams, counsel for Henry S.
Ives A Cos., to strike out the testimony
taken in response to the questions of Referee
Noah Davis. The record wks sent bark to
the Referee, to bo amended in accordance
with this ruling. In giving his decision
Justice Larremore said that the application
for reference was improperly granted. The
sole purpose express 'd in the application
for reference was to enable the assignee to
prepare his schedjile. By section three the
assignor was allowed twenty days in which
to file his schedule and inventory of the us
signed estate. In case of neglect on the
part of the assignor, the assignee was al
lowed ten days further time.
COULD BE TAKEN BEFORE A JUDGE.
A delinquent debtor could lie taken lief ore
a judge at any time by the assignee. If a
debtor neglects to file a schedule the assignee
would be entitled to an order. There was
nothing in the papers in the cam from which
an intention of the assignors to omit filing a
schedule could be inferred, ■ fhe application
should liave lieen heard before n judge, and
not before a referee. The section under
which the reference was iield was de
signed solely for the purpose of taking
depositions. The application was made only
eight days after the assignment. The
referee exceeded his power in examining
witnesses and expressing his opinion during
the examination. Ives’ counsel has served
a notice of appeal from the order of Judge
Bookstaver directing continuance of the ref
• ARIZONA'S DELUGE.
Three Weeks will be Consumed In
Repairing the Tracks.
San Francisco, Sept. 13.—An Associated
Press dispatch from Tucson, A. T. says:
“The extent of the destruction to railroads
is much greater than was first suppo.sod. It
extends at intervals from Colorado river to
the Dragoon mountains, oast of Benson.
< )ne fill fifty feet high on the 1 irugoon grade
is washed out eight miles, and the washed
out places between Benson and Tucson
will take three weeks to repair so
that trains can pass over. Eastern passen
gers tied up here will be transferred over
land by coaches to-day. No trains from the
east or w r est have arrived since Thursday
night. Two hundred men are working in
Cienga and 130 at, Dragoon*. Two hundred
went west on a wrecking train yesterday
and at 7 o’clock last evening had
mastered the road west of Mari
copa. A gang of 150 from
Yuma last niglit got between Texas Hill
and Sentinel, where they expect to meet
another gang early to-morrow from the
West. The present is the most destructive
washout ever suffered by the Southern
Pacific, and it will not cost less than $300,-
OtX) to repair the damage. Tho through wire
to the East was connected to-day, Heavy
rains yesterday extended to Sonora, where
five miles of track and three bridges were
washed out on tiie Sonora road. The streets
of Tucson are flooded with perishable
freight for Eastern markets. A large quan
tity was sold by tho railroad company.
ROBBED BY ITS BOOKKEEPER.
The People of Glens Falls Shocked by
Troy, N. Y., Sept. 13.—The people of
Glens Falls never were so shocked as when
the news of the embezzlement of SIB,IOO by
Charles B. Ide, a bookkeeper of the First
National Bank, was announced. Ide’s
method was, when a draft amounting to
SI,OOO or thereabouts was given by some
large customer of the bank to make a
duplicate entry on J-lie stiih, and make the
draft puyablo to his brokers. He would
charge the nmount of the draft to tho cus
tinners on the day book, and make the post
ing mark, but would never jiost
tho amount in the ledger. In this
manner, and by forcing balances, ho
covered bis work fur years. Me in his con
fession s'liii that the whole amount had been
lost in Wall street.. It is stated on gcssl au
thority that no effort w ill tie made to prose
cute Ids, and that partial restitution will bo
made by his relatives.
A RUN ON A BANK.
The Scare Started by Sight of a Crowd
Binghamton, N. Y., Hcpt. 13.—Prcced
ing and duringynstonlny’s County Conven
tion, many delegates stood in front of the
Binghamton Havings Bank building, and
discussed the fiolitical situation. A notion
got abroad that a rim on the liank was in
progress, wltich increased as the rumor
spread until this morning, when a run
really did begin. Hundreds of depositors
anxiously presented themselves, but as all
demands were promptly met confidence was
restored, and hv noon the rush was check
ed. The bank is thoroughly solvent.
Htapkton, Va., Hept, 14.—T0-day tho
Prohibition Convention nominated If. F.
Lyle and M. K. Fultz, two prunimet citi/ctis
of tins county, as candidate* for the Legi*
Isture The party pni|MMSi making a vlg
orout ran vans
SPIES GETS A BAD SHOCK.
A FALSE REPORT THAT HIS FATE
Tho Announcement Brings Out a
Clammy Moisture on His Face The
Criminal Court Building and County
Jail Quickly Surrounded by Guar
dians of the Law.
Ottawa, 111, Sept. 13. —The Supreme
Court met nt 1) o'clock this morning, with
Judge Mngruder absent. The call of the
docket was proceeded with, and was con
cluded to-day. Nothing developed about
EXCITEMENT AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Sept. 18. A rumor that the
decision of the lower courts in the Anar
chist cases had lieen affirmed, was spread
over the city by police wires this morning,
and caused great excitement for lin t' an
hour. The Criminal Court building and the
alleys and courts about tiie county jail were
suddenly overrun by special squads
of police officers, detectives and
Deputy Sheriff's that, have
been held in readiness. When the intelli
genre reached ( apt. Schaack he was in the
Chicago avenue Police Court, lie proceeded
at om e to the Criminal Court building to
superintend the disposition of the extra
guard that was to Is- at once thrown around
the jail. Jailer Folse communicated the re
port to the condemned men, who were
taking their exercise.
SINKS VISIBLY AFFECTED.
Moisture broke out on the face of Spies,
who was talking to Miss Van Zandt. .lie
wiped his face with a pocket-handkerchief,
and wont on conversing with Miss Van
Zandt. The others were not noticeably
moved, though the report bore, for a mo
ment, the color of authority, ('apt Schaack
and the assistant States Attorney con
sulted about the measures to be
taken, and then the contradiction
of tlio rumor came. In five minutes tho
deputies, policemen mid detectives had dis
appeared. If the decision of the lower
court is affirmed the law obliges the court to
make a statement of the fact from the
bench. If it is reversed all that is required
of them is that they file the decision with
the clerk whenever it is convenient for
them to do so, but should the decision get
into the clerk’s hands without an announce
ment it will then be known by inference
that the decision of the court Inflow has
A FIZZLE ON THE TRIAL.
The Wind Left the Yachts in tho Lurch
The Wonderful Thistle.
New York, Hept. 13.—This morning the
yachts Mayflower and Volunteer started in
the first of the trial races that, are to decide
which craft will defend the America’s cup.
Tho Thistle started to follow them over
The wind died out entirely by 3 o’clock,
and it became apparent tlint the yachts
could not sail over tho course in tlio pro
serilicd time, so the race was declared off
for the day. The wind was light at the
start, and grew weaker as the day
wore on. The Volunteer rounded
tlio outer buoy of the course
eight minutes ahead of tho Mayflower. It
was then raining hard. The wind was east
ward, blowing one mile per hour. The time
was 111. 315 m. .'Msec. The yachts then drift
ed with the tide. Tho Interest taken in the
race was almost, phenomenal and it
would appear that every sailing craft
iu and about New York harbor
had been hired, stolen or borrowed
for the occasion. Tho Thistle followed
the racers down the bay, and although
dragging the usual small boat she seemed to
have great difficulty in keeping behind the
racers. She pursued a zigzag course, and
showed beyond all doubt tiiat in light winds
she is a woqfierful craft, for oven with her
split head sails, instead of tho big balloon
jilis of tho sloops, she continued to forge
ENGLAND’S LABOR PARTY.
The Executivo Commltteo Issues an
London, Sept. 13.— Tho Executive Com
mittee of the new National Labor party,
initiated at the recent Trades Congress, lias
issued an address, which is signed by
twenty-one representatives of populous
centres of England, Ireland, Wales and
Scotland. The uddress announces that
the i>arty will have a separate or
ganization from * the trades unions,
tint will co-operate with them
as far ns [xissilile The programme is as fol
lows: Adult suffrage, one man to liave one
vote; |invmen t of members of Parliament
by the fcltate: free education; land reform;
poor law reform: maintenance of free trade,
but abolition of State jiaid bounties; home
rule and local government reform and re
ligious equality. The address is limited to
bare mention of the-*) heads, lint.,
read in the light of the declarations
made by* the memlier* of the executive
committee at the congress, land reform
includes heavy taxation, leading ultimately
to nationalization of land, free trade means
reciprocity rather than the free trade of
Cobdenism, unit religious equality implies
the aliolition of the Htnte church. The coni
mittee asks that a fund of 11,000 be raised
for tho first year’s campaign, beside* local
fund* for local labor candidates.
gHaIN VIA NEW YORK.
The Produce Exchange Charges Dis
crimination by Railroads.
New York, Hcpt. 13.—The Produce Ex
change unanimously adopted tho following
Whereas. Railroad companies have for weeks
I tost mode lower rates oa shipment* of grain,
provisions and lard to England and continental
tKirts than for shipments to sealsnird cities,
t|i-r *hy discrimination against New York In
such an extent ns to destroy our direct export
Retolwri, That the chairman of this meeting
be requested to appoint a cominittoee of three
to apply on behalf of ttie New York Produce
Exchange to the Inter State Onmiereo Umn
ill iHstonera. with proofs of refsialed violations
of the law. and request their Immediate on
forcemeat thereof, end t ike such ot tier rile) in as
may bo deemed best under the circumstances.
A Synagogue Cavea In.
Chicago, Kept. 13. —The roof of the Jew
isli synagogue, on Judd street, caved in
this morning, burying a number of work
men, who were repairing the building, in
the ruins. Part of the walls also caved in.
Two men, named Raymond and Blinks,
wore fatally injured. Two others each hail
a log broken and were otherwise injured,
but will probably recover, The money
damage is not heavy.
A Sunken Steamer
Baltimore, Hcpt. 13.—The Brit ish steam
er Darien arrived at tills port to-day, and
report* a sunken steamer sixteen miles
uorthenKt of Winter Quarter light, near the
mouth of Cheiu|ieake Bay. The fon mast
was standing and the fumed whs visible
Failure of a Broker.
New York, Hept., 13.—T1 failure of C, L.
Darker was anu'uinood on tiia CotuolblaUd
Htock Exchange today
A Negro Arrested While Masquerad
ing in Woman's Clothes.
Auuuhta, Ga., Sept. 13.—The second an
nual .session of the Richmond County Nor
mal Institute is being held in this city. To
day was the second day’s meeting. Lec
tures were delivered by Supt. Lawton B.
Kvans. of the Augusta public schools; Supt.
K. C. Bronson, of the Athens public schools,
and Prof. John Neely, of the Tubman High
school, Augusta. The institute will con
tinue for two weeks.
The tines imposed hy the Recorder this
morning amounted to $42. They were
mostly for trivial offenses.
The Richmond Hussars will attend the
A telegram was received at police head
quarters this morning stating that a sus
picious character was aboard the Augusta,
Gibson and Kaudorsville passenger train,
due here at 8 o'clock this morning. The
train was met by a number of police, and a
negro man giving his name ns Henry Wal
ton was arrested anil put behind the bars.
He Was dressed in woman's clothes.
He is thought, to bo an wap'd convict or
fleeing from justice. He has shackle marks
around his ankles. Ho says that ho was
only playing a prank. A guard from the
convict camp of the Augusta and Chatta
nooga railroad came to identify him as one
of the 411011 who recently escaped from the
camp, but was unable to do so. In the
meantime he is being bold for further de;
About three weeks ago a watch was stolen
from August R. Goibnor, keeper of the old
Shade saloon in Ellis street while he was
sitting asleep in his saloon. The police have
been working at the caße steadily. Yester
day the thief was caught. He is a white
man named William E. Parr, who has been
only three months out of the penitentiary.
He acknowledges the theft.
The cotton receipts here to-day were 1,410
bales as against, 201 bales last year.
CARS IN TH ' CANAL.
An Accident Near Augusta Which
Causes a Heavy Loss.
Augusta, (la., Sept. 13. — The way
freight, and Accommodation passenger train
on the Port Royal anil Western Carolina
railroad, which loft hero at 8 o’clock this
morning for Spartanburg, H. C., fell into
the canal shortly nftorward in crossing a
bridge. Nine freight cars were demolished
and tbeir goods dumped into the canal. The
loss to the railroad company is from $15,000
to $20,000. The accident was caused hy a
loose wheel striking the übutment of the
bridge anil knocking it down. The
cars fell into the canal, piling
one upon another. Fortunately no lives
were lost, and there was no serious |>ersonal
injury to the passengers. Passengers to and
from Augusta for Greenville, Laurens,
Anderson and Spartanburg will be trans
ferred at the broken briiige. The regular
ikssenger train lmd pissed over only fifteen
minutes before the accident occurred.
A FIGHT OVER A WILL.
Mrs. Chisolm Cuts Off the Husband
Who Gave Her $160,000.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 13.—Quito a noted
will cose was tried in the Ordinary’s Court
this morning. The parties are Mrs. E. A.
Spullork and others, propounders, nnd Wil
lis P. Chisolm, caveator. The petition to
probate in solemn form the will of Mrs.
Martha H. Chisolm hud been filed, nnd
Mr. Chisolm, husband of the deceased
lady, sought to overthrow the will. It np
jiears that some years ago Tilr. Chisolm
disslisl to his wife about $150,000 worth of
property, some of which is most eligible
business property in Atlanta, with the tin
derstanding that she was to hold it In trust,.
Mrs. Chisolm made a will giving the hulk
of the property to her own relatives and
almost ignoring Mr. Chisolm. After
witnesses hail lieen examined this morning
the counsel for the caveator announced
that they would make no fight in the Court
of Ordinary, as the case would lie appealed,
no matter now it, was decided, anil would
make their fight in the Huiierior Court. The
will was then admitted to probnto. It is
claimed that the will was made without
Mr. Chisolm's knowlego. *
Commissioner Orr Sends Ten Students
to Nashville University.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 13. —State School
Commissioner Orr to-day appointed ten
young (leople, eight young ladies and two
young men. to scholarships in the Univcrsi
ty of Nashuilleon the free foundation of the
I'eubody fund. Their names are Li/.itic S.
Jordan, of Craw ford viiie; Jennie T. Clarke,
of Ksom Hill, Polk county; Mattie Hay
gooil, of Oxford; Dorine Itawls, of Mar
sliallville; Maud Tompkins, of Heard coun
ty ; C arrie Hitting, of Dalton: Mamie Al
dridge, of Atlanta; Pinkie Cain, of Linton,
Ilu.r.eock county; John Gibson, of Glascock
county; Turner Parrott, of Oglethorpe
county. Rona Hubert, of Barnett, re-ap
pointed. Commissioner Orr has nppointed up
to date eighty persons to this institution.
Gov. Gordon’s Departure.
Atlanta, Ga., Kept,. 13. — Gov. Gordon
and staff, oci'ompaflied by the Atlanta Ri
lh> as an escort, left for Philadelphia this af
temoon. RoUirt Fallignnt, a member of
the stuff, was of the party. Charles H.
Olinstead, also of the staff, who is in New
York, will join the party in Philadelpliia.
The following gentlemen also accom
pmiled the Governor. They arc members
of his staff, and will attend in full uniform.
Their names are Col. C. H. Olmstead,
Lieut. Col. W. H. Ross, Lieut. Col. Wilber
force Daniel, Lieut. Col. W. H. Sheppard,
Lieut. Cos! K. J. Murphy, Lieut. Col. E. E.
Younffo, Lieut. Col. Elgin Lochraue, Lieut.
Col. E. ii. Smith, Lieut. Col. C. M. Harper,
Lieut. Col. Geo. H. Waring, Lieut. Col. F. J.
M. Daly, Lieut. Col. Kenton Grantlund,
Lieut. Col. (. D. Gorham, Lieut. Col. A. Y.
West, Adjt. Ren. Kell did not accompany
the party on account of indisposition, and
also because of sickness in his family. The
party will be absent until next Monday,
Those of tho stuff who were not aide to go
will Isi represented by substitutes, who will
Is- appointed for temporary service by tho
Blackhhkar, Ga, Kept. 13. —Two unsuc
cessful attempts to commit robbery from
private dwellings, were made here last
night. Mrs. Mary McWilliams discovered
a negro hi her ruora about 4 o'clock this
morning and gave the alurni, but the thief
made good his escape. John A. Ktrick
liind’s dining room was entered, but noth
■ Ii Hendry
discovered a negro at his door Huntlay night
but. be dimippeiir.Nl before the Captain
could draw a bead on hiu>.
Detective Ryan brought in yesterday u
couple of negroes for robbing a car.
Felton’* Win* Hanoi Tax a Law
Atlanta, Ga., Kept. 111.—-Gov. (Jordon
to-day sigmsl the wine room bill, which im- j
isHM a tax of $1(1,000 on all wine rooms.
Lis hi the local option law wine rooms were
permitted, but lids heavy u**'*M4t legislate !
went out of existence I
j PRICE l A YEAR. 1
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A PASTOR’S TRAGIC END.
THE CONDUCTOR FINDS HIM DEAD
IN HIS CAR.
Rev. Dr. Donald Fraser the Clergyman
Deceased The Remains Taken to
Atlanta, and His Family Summoned—
A Brief Sketch of His Life.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 13.—When the East
Tennessee north liound passenger train ar
rived in this city this morning an old and
venerable looking gentleman was laid out
between two seats in the ladies car. His
hands were crossed on his breast, the eyes
were closed. The old gentleman was Rev.
Mr. Donald Fraser, and he was dead. Dr.
Fraser was pastor of the Presbyterian
church at Decatur, and a few weeks ago his
congregation prevailed upon him to cease
for awhile his arduous labors, and spend a
month away from home. He visited rela
tives in l.ilierty county, and remained there
several days. A week ago last Sunday he
preached a sermon in tho Presbyterian
church at Brunswick. leaving that, city
he went to Jacksonville, where ho remained
until yesterday and concluded to return
home. Ho left Jacksonville in perfect
health and arrived at Jesup last, evening and
occupied a car Llmt was switched to the
East, Tennessee track for Atlanta. Con
ductor Richard A. Harris was in chnrge of
the train, and from him a reporter learned
tho particulars of Mr. Fraser’s death. When
the train pullcd-out from Jesup Conductor
Hands passed through the cars to take up
the tickets and found Mr. Fraser sit
ting on tho last seat on the left
hand side of the ladies’ coach,
with a sent, turned in front of him, and upon
this his feet were resting. He gave the con
ductor a round trip ticket from Atlanta to
Brunswick. Half an hour later the conduc
tor again passed through the train, and
found Mr. Fraser with his knees upon the
floor and his head resting on the sent, near
est the engine. Nothing was thought of
this, as passengers usually rest themselves
hy assuming this position. Another trip
whs made through trie train an hour later,
and the doctor was still kneeling, but he lmd
changed the position of his arms. About
daylight, just, as the train was pull
ing into Fiovilla, or Indian Springs,
Conductor Harris once more passed bv Mr.
Fraser. “I stopped anti looked at the kneel
ing form of tlic old man,” said Conductor
Harris to the reporter, “and suddenly, w ith
out, any apparent cause, there Ilasheil
through my mind tho thought rhat man if
dead. I laid my hand upon his shouldor,
and lifting his head I saw that one of my
passengers lmd reached the end of life’*
journey. From his ticket I learned his
name and I telegraphed the facts to til*
Superintendent in Atlanta.” When thg
train reached the city several
of his congregation and railroad off**
eials were at the depot and escorted th®
remains of tho dead preacher to an undeix
taking establishment, where they were pros
pared for burial and placed in a casket. N®
definite plans for tho funeral have boot*
mails, as relatives in L! Dirty county hare
Usui telegraphed for, and the remains will
not Im hurled until they arrive. Rev.
Donald Fraser, 1). H., was born in Liberty
county,' Georgia, and at the time of hi*
death was uliout 54 years of age. Ho ha<4
been twice married. His first wife was A,
daughter of Mr. Thomas A. C'assels,'
uf Liberty county, and his
Miss I'eunebrough, of Tallahassee,
Fla. He leaves three children,
n son and daughter, now living at Decatur
with Mrs. Fraser, and a son, Rev. Chalmers
Fraser, who is pastor of the Presbyterian
Church at Marietta. Tim deceased came to
Atlanta in 1870 and assumed the duties of a
professor in (Iglothorjm College. In 1872 ho
tiecamo pastor of the Mocatur Presbyterian
Text of the Substitute Reported by
Atlanta, Ga., Kept, 13.—The Kenat®
Educational Committee to-day reported a
substitute for the much talked of Glenn bill
Suction 1. Be it enacted, That from and after
the passage of I tils act, that no school, college,
or educational institution in this State that is
support'"! in whole or in part hy public fuml*
of tile HI ate, shut! matriculate or receive pupils
hath white and colored persons.
Hue. 2. He it further enacted, That any
school, college or educational institution, op
teacher, manager, or comptroller thereof, who
shall violate the provisions of the preceding
section, shall not (s' entitled to participation di
rectly or indirectly in the distribution of any
public funds imw appropriated, or hereafter t®
be appropriated, for educational purposes ia
Sec. He it further enacted hy the authority
aforesaid, That no person who hereafter he
comes a pupil in any college, school or educa
tional institution where the education of races
is permitted or allowed shall thereafter lie com
pelent to teach In any school, college or educa
tional institute of the Slate that is supported I*
whole or in part by the public funds of iha
There is considerable difference between
the sultitute and original bill. The severe
penalties prescribed in the original are
wholly eliminated, and the only penalty
fix'sl now is debarring a person from oitfl
mating in any capacity in any educational
institute supported in whole or in port by
the State. No day lias yet i>een fixed for
consideration of the matter, but it is ex
pected tlrnt it will lie brought up within tin
next week. It is said that the committee
unanimously agreed to the passage of th#
Many Cases Docketed for the Present
Elbkrton, Ga., Sept. 18.—-Elbert Su
porior Court convened yesterday, with tht
heaviest docket in ten years. On the civf
side, liesidna tho old business, fifty-four new
cata* were Hied at the lost term for this trial
term, and ou the criminal docket about
fifteen new coat's stand for trial.
The Elbertoa Lew and Saving! Bank ba
gun operation < n Kept. 3. A bunk has beet
almost a necessity to Elberton for the past
eight years, and this one will prove a great
convenience to the business men of the plac®
The antagonism and bitterness which fa(
the i>ast yciir has existed between tho Bap
tint nnd Methodist churches of this place i
gradually dying out aiid will doubtless soui
Notwithstanding the overflow, an aver
age crop of com und cotton will be mode it
Shot in the Eye.
Wayurorh, Ga., Kept. 13. — At Gray 4
mill, on the Brunswick and Western rail
rood, to-day, two negro Imys, Grant Braj
amt Grant Ball, become involved in a ditn
culty, in which Brug shot Ball, the bulle
penetrating the corner of the left eye am
taking u down ward course. He is uot ex
ported to live. Bull is at largu.
Knocked Over by a Train.
WaYCOoM, Ga., Hep*. IS.—Anegrowhil #
standing near the Brunswick and YV ester,
track was knocked over by the .Vltam;
hound |MisM'iiger train to-day and sUghtF
injured. No mount can be stmnflbd In Mi’