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ANARCHY'S DEATH KNELL
THE LOWER COURT’S DECISION
November 11, the Date Fixed for the
Execution of the Seven Men Con
demned-An Effort Will be Made to
Carry the Case to the United States
Ottawa, 111.. Sept. 14.—The Supreme
Court this morning delivered au opinion in
the Anarchist case, affirming the judgment
of the court below. The execution is to
take place Nov. 11, l>etweeu it anil 4 o’clock.
The opinion was written by Judge Magru
der, who announced that the judgment of
the court below is affirmed as to all and as
to each and every one of the defendants.
An opinion has been prepared setting forth
the reasons of the affirmation of the judg
NOT FREE FROM ERRORS.
Judge Sheldon announced that he
concurred in the opinion. Judge
Mulkeysaid: “It is not iny intention to
offer a separate opinion as I should have
done. I desire to avail myself of this occa
sion to say that while I concur in the con
elusions reached and also in the general
view’s as entered in the opinion filed, I do
not wish to bo understood as holding that
the record is free from error,
for Ido not think, it is. I am nevertheless
of the opinion that none of the
errors complained of are of such a serious
character as to require a reversal of judg
ment, In view or the number of defend
ants on trial and the great length of time
consumed in the trial, the vast amount of
testimony offered and passed upon by the
court, and the almost numberless rulings
the court was required to make, the wonder
to me is that errors were not more
numerous and of a more serious character
than they are. In short, aftering having
fully examined the record and giving the
questions arising on it my very best thought,
with an earnest and conscientious desire to
faithfully discharge my whole duty, I am
fully satisfied that the opinion reached vin
dicates the law, and does complete justice
between the people of the State and the de
fendants fully warranted by the law and
THE FORMAL ORDER.
Justice Sheldon: “In this case the court
orders that the sentence of the Superior
Court of Cook county of the defendants in
the indictment—August Spies, Samuel
Fielden, R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, Engel,
Louis Ling and Michael Schwab—be car
ried into effect by the Sheriff of Cook
county on the 11th day of November next,
on Friday, between tne hours of 10 o’clock
in the foi'enoon and 4 o’clock in the after
noon on that day.” The judgment of the
court w as unanimous.
The opinion makes 60,000 words. The
Anarchists had no counsel here to represent
them before the court when the decision
was announced, and no steps were taken in
their behalf. They have fifteen days in
which to file a motion for a re-hearing, and
thirty days from the close of the term to file
a petition in support thereof This will not
act as a stay of sentence, and they will have
to show very strong grounds before the
Court would consent to the issue of a stay of
execution until a re-hearing could be had
next term. ”
PREMONITIONS OF THE DECISION.
Chic AO*'. Sept, 14. —A special to the Mews
from Ottvwa says: “At 0:30 o’clock this
morning Justice Magruder began the an
nouncement of the decision in the Anarchist
case. Just before the opening of the court
every one seemed to have a feeling that
something was going to happen. Before
the hour for the convening of the
court the lawyers an i reporters seemed
to have that feeling, and conversed with
each other in subdued tones. Even Barker,
the janitor, who has waited upon every
•Justice of the Supreme Court that has sat
upon the bench in Ottawa, trod around in
opening and dusting the court room as if he
were afraid of breaking the deathly stillness
that pervaded the entire building. Deputy
Smith faltered, and his voice trem
bled as he pronounced, "Hear ye,
hear ye,” as the Justices filed
into court, headed by Chief Justice
Sheldon. They appeared more dignified
than ever. The Chief Justice waved his as
sociates to their seats even with more state
liness than is his wont. His nod to the
Sheriff was more stiff, and his ‘: open
court” less audible than on the previous
day’s of the term.
READING THE DECISION.
Justice Magruder appeared flushed and
nervous as he entered the court, room, the
cause of which was evidenced a few mo
ments later, when Chief Justice Sheldon
turned to him and in a voice, which would
have liera inaudible save for the deathly
stillness which pervaded the room, said:
“Justice Magruder, have you any announce
ment to make;” The flushed appearance of
the Justice changed to that, of a pallor and
bis voice was husky as he
responded: “In the ease of Yugust Spies
ami others against the people of the State of
Illinois, No. oil Advisenu'iu Docket.” The
Chief Justice nervosuly turned the leaves of
the court docket to the ease indicated, when
the Justice read the decision of the Court in
the “Anarchist cases.”
As he commenced reading lie regained his
composure. Ills voice was dear and dis
tinct, until the order fixing the
death penalty and date of execution,
was reached, when his reading became la
bored, his voice husky, and his manner
showed that it was with the greatest emo
tion that lie performed the duty he had been
delegated by his associates to perform. Hav
ing voiced the decision of the court in the
most celebrated ease tliut the court has ever
been called upon to decide, the Justice
who marie the announcement r.t once left
the bench and retired to his room.
HOW THE ANAIICIIUTS OOT THE NEWS.
The first official information that reached
thin city was a telegram from the Court
C'lerk at Ottawa to the .State's Attorney’s
office hero, saying:
“Anarchist eases affirmed. Execution
Mr. Purcell, of the State’s Attorney’s of.
flee, ran at, once to the jail with the dis-
Patch. Following on his heels was a mes
senger carrying a telegram for August
fipU* that had I .eon sent from Ottawa hy an
ngent of the Anarchists. The turnkey,who
took the dispatch to cell Uf> and
shoved it through the bars, lingered a
moment to watch the effect, it would have
on spins. The Anarchist took the message,
glanced firmly at 1 lie turnkey and then
withdrew to the darker end of the cell, in
two minutes or mo ho called gently to the
old man who sit* as a death-watch outside
flio burred door, and asked him to hand the
telegram to Parsons. From him it went to
all the others and reached Neehe, who is
only under sentence of imprisonment.
Newspaper man had been rigorously shut
out from the condemned men, and all ob
servations hud to bo taken from outside of
the cage, übout ten yards from the coll
TIUKD TO ACPKAH COOL.
It oouhl tie dimly seen thut each of the
condemned men mode ostentatious efforts
at roohiMt and bravado. They took seats
ni their .■ell doors and road newspapers and
hooka, smoked cigars, and once lung, the
bomb maker, whistled. Their wives and
friends had been with them for an hour dur
ing the morning, but about thirty minutes
before the news oanie they were all ex
cluded and the prisoners were locked up, each
alone. Sheriff Matson had remained away
from the jail. By his orders during the
night the guards had all been doubled, in
cluding the court bailiff-,. There were
twenty of the Sheriff’s men on duty, ten
turnkeys and guards that, are on regular
duty at the jail, and six policemen who pa
trolled the alleys on the outside. Capt.
Schaack brought with him four
detectives, this morning, who were
stationed at the jail courts. Upon
Capt. Schaaek the protection of the jail
devolved. He professes to experience no
fear of any attempts to break into the jail,
and says he has taken every precaution.
CROWDS AROUND THE JAIL.
From the appearance of the streets on the
exterior of the jail any one could tell that
some great event was going on. As the
news spread citizens coatless mid some
bareheaded left their places of busi
ness and rushed toward the jail
to verify the report. Among the crowd,
which was growing thicker every moment,
blanched faces of rough looking foreigners
could be darting hither and thither, jabber
ing excitedly, with ugly grimaces, and
clinching their fists as they talked to on©
another. Tiie police would permit no loit
ering, and therefore the crowd kept march
ing up and down, discussing the all-absorb
ing topic. A reporter was Capt. Black's
first informant of the decision. During the
moments occupied in giving the Anarchist's
senior counsel the dread information, his
face was a study. His underjaw dropped,
his right hand went up to his forehand with
a lightning-1 jerk,, and the Captain
“Is it possible, ~'V, to hang!”
the last resort.
Great as was his apparent surprise, his
manifestation of disappointment was great
er. “The only remaining course for us to
pursue,” said he, “is by taking the case to the
United States Supreme Court. I shall imme
diately go before the Supreme Court at Ot
tawa and ask for reasonable time to secure
a certified transcript of the record for pre
sentation to the Supreme Court at Washing
ton. Such proceedings are rare, but I have
no doubts of tho court’s decision on that
Capt. Black rose and paced the floor, with
long strides, refusing to speak further.
Judge Garey, who presided at the trial of
the Anarchists, was surprised out of his
usual calm reserve when the news of the
decision reached him on the bench, where
ho was trying another case. When assured
that the report was true he said, “Well, all
I have to say is that the verdict was a just
one.” The venerable jurist thoughtfully
passed his hand across his forehead for a
moment and then resumed his occupation.
TO FIGHT TO THE END.
Joseph It. Buchanan, the Socialist editor
who has charge of the Anarchist defense
fund, said that should the State Supreme
Court refuse to grant an appeal to the
United States Supreme Court, or not pass on
the matter in time to have their decision
act as a supersedeas before the date set for
the execution of the sentence, application
will be made to a Justice of the United
States Supreme Court tor a supersedeas. If
these proces-es fail an apjieal to Executive
clemency will lie made. Petitions for
clemency will be presented to Gov. Oglesby.
OGLESBY THE ONLY HOPE.
W. A. Foster, one of tho lawyers for tho
defense at the time of the Anarchist trial,
said this evening that notwithstanding the
talk of an appeal to the United States Su
preme Court, the only hope now was in the
mercy of Gov. Oglesby. Mr. Foster claimed
to have no doubt whatever that tho sentence
of four of the seven would be commuted.
“Upon what do you base that opinion?”
“I have reason for believing that officers
representing the prosecution will use their
efforts to bring afxiut such results. I have
not only my opinion that that will lie the
case, but I have their word for it.”
“Which of the Anarchists will have their
sentences commuted, if any?”
“I do not believe that Samuel Fielden,
Michael Schwab, or A. R. Parsons will ever
be hanged, and very much doubt whether
Adolph Fischer will. As to the others, at
present, I must confess, it looks pretty
“Why should these four lie let off easier
than the others!”
“The testimony as to them was so differ
ent, and their conduct and actions, as
proved, was such as to warrant a difference
in punishment ”
Late this afternoon the condemned men
were allowed to take exercise in the county
jail court and speak to their friends, who
were freely admitted. The prisoners had
agreed among themselves to talk to no one
for publication, and all attempts
to interview them were resolutely resisted.
Mayor Roche said that the police have been
directed to permit no meeting of Anarchists,
and to allow no incendiary speeches to be
COMMENTS OF SPIES’ PAPER.
The Arbeter Zietung, of which Spies was
editor, in announcing the decision says:
“The Supreme Court in Otttawa, the legal
instrument of the capitalistic reign, has af
firmed tho outrageous verdict which decided
that seven of our best comrades shall suffer
death for advancing the cause
of the laboring people and that
nil eighth shall serve h fifteen year sentence
in the penitentiary. We are, however, ad
herents of Spies and his comrades, and we
will not cry out for revenge at an opportu
nity, but we will do everything that re
mains to be done.”
EXCITEMENT IN NEW YORK.
New York, Sept. 14. —The news of the
affirmation by the SupreYne Court of Illinois
of tho decision of the lower court in tho
case of the condemned Anarchists caused
great excitement among the New
York Socialists and Anarchists. Herr
Most was furious. His Anarchist paper
Dv fretheit, had just gone to press when
the news came. The forms were ordered
from the press, Most posted a notice saying
that he could not be interviewed until 4
o’clock, and that at that hour the paper
would be published containing an editorial
on the matter, addressed “To the Work
ingmen of all Countries.” He character
ized the ’Judges who made the decision
as “infamous and bloodthirsty fools," and
the jury as corrupt. Nov. 11 was the day
set for the murder of those “heroes.” Capi
talists wished to sec blood flow to show tne
people that they were law and could do as
“Workingmen,” says he, “will you
peaceably allow this to take place
—allow punishment of representatives
who have identified themselves with your
cause, these Finals of your class!'’ He asks
that no stone he left unturned to assist the
condemned, and says workingmen must
show their military strength. An indigna
tion mass meeting must be held ut once, and
money raised to fight the battle of
justice for the salvation of the martyrs.
A mass meeting will be bold next Monday
night in Union Square to protest against
the hanging of the condemned men.
Berlin, Sept. 14.—'Two brothers named
Juergensen, who returned to their native
village (Albersim), oa the Island of Fohr,
four mouths ago, after an absence of twenty
years in America, have been ordered U
leave Prussian territory.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1887.
NEW YORK REPUBLICANS.
A TICKET NOMINATED AND A
Fred D. Grant the Candidate for Sec
retary of State—Senators Evarts and
Hiscock Each Declined to Act as
Chairman of the Convention- Pur
port of the Platform.
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 14.—Full delega
tions to the Republican Convention arrived
during last evening. Consultations respect
ing nominations and organizations con
tinued till nearly t'J o’clock to-day. Sena
tors Evarts and Hiscock declined to be con
sidered aspirants for the chairmanship of
the convention, and both agreed to urge
Seth Low for pro tem, and Warner Miller
for permanent chairman. Tho State
committee, after Mr. Miller acqui
esced in this arrangement, so voted.
Yesterday afternoon Senator Hiscock
called upon ex-Seeretary -Miller at his
rooms at Congress Hall, and a friendly in
terview occurred. Both expressed a desire
for the Republican party’s success, and
pledged their best efforts thereto.
Later Senator Miller returned Mr. His
eoek’s call, and then it was arranged that a
conference of leading men should take
glace. Messrs. Hiscock, Morton, Miller and
urleigh came together and were two hours
in consultation. The general purport of the
platform was considered and the shaping
of the State ticket discussed.
After prayer Hon. Seth Low assumed the
temporary chairmanship and addressed the
convention. At the conclusion of Mr.
Low’s speech the regular committees were
appointed and a recess was taken until 4
When the convention re-assembled at 4
o’clock United States Senator Warner Miller
was chosen permanent President. The
committee on platform not being ready to
report another recess was t aken.
Ujion coming together again the conven
tion finding that the Oommittee on Resolu
tions was not yet ready to report, proceeded
to the nomination of candidates. The ticket
nominated is as follows:
Secretary of State—Fred D. Grant.
Comptroller—Judge Jesse Lamoreux, of
State Treasurer—James H. Carmichael,
Attorney General—James A. Dennison, of
State Engineer and Surveyor—O. H. P.
Cornell, of Tompkins.
A resolution was t hen adopted looking to
tho appointment of a colored man ns an
extra member of the State Committee.
The platform arraigns the Democratic
party for shortcomings, and asserts the ne
cessity of Republican restoration; declares
for protection, and that the tariff laws when
changed shall be changed by their friends;
approves the temperance legislation of last
winter; attacks President Cleveland for
fa ithlessness to civil service reform and Gov.
Hill for his vetoes; declares for advanced
civil service reform; improvement in the
tax laws; cheap transportation; pure prima
ries and elections, and sympathizes with
Irish home rule.
Another Death at Mitchellstown—
London, Sept. 14. —The Stanrlnrd this
morning says: “The government will make
a fatal blunder if they defeat the purpose of
the law by converting imprisonment under
the crimes act or any other act into a term
of honorable and easy detention. If Mr.
O'Brien claims to boa martyr be cannot
expect to be in elegant recluse.”
Mr. Chamberlain's visit to Coleraine, in
Londonderry, will he made the occasion of
a great Unionist demonstration. The rail
ways will run special trains toaecomnmdate
visitors to the town. A temporary’ build
ing will be erected capable of holding 5,000
persons. An address will be presented af
firming the necessity of union and urging
an early land settlement and local
government for Ireland the same as in Great
Britain. Mr. Chamberlain, it is expected,
will announce his scheme of a local govern
ment alternative for home rule.
It is reported that the Duke of Devonshire
has been converted to Mr. Gladstone’s Irish
policy, and that he is trying to induce his
son, Lord Hartington, to abandon the dissi
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
has gone to Dublin.
ANOTHER DEATH AT MITCHELLSTOWN.
Dublin, Sept. 14.—Casey, one of the men
who was wounded with buckshot during the
melee Friday at Mitchellstown, lias died from
the effects of lps injuries. On Sunday he
swore to a deposition identifying the con
stable who shot him.
At the inquest to-day over the victims of
tho Mitchellstown conflict Head Constable
Doherty’s evidence differed from tho state
ment made by Chief Secretary’ Balfour in
the House of Commons. A Scotch tourist
gave testimony that agrees with the Nation
alist version of the affair.
The English home rule deputation were
welcomed by an immense meeting in this
city this evening. Messrs. Rogers, Cony
tienre and Pickersgill, English members of
Parliament, made addresses Several ladies
also spoke. Great enthusiasm prevailed.
While returning from the funeral at
Mitchellstown, this evening, a mob of about
.‘IOO persons completely wrecked the houses
of several obnoxious tenants in Galliy, who
were oonqieiied to flee for their lives. The
police and escort were stoned by the mob,
and compel led to tuke refuge in the barracks.
FRANCE READY FOR REVENGE.
Gen. Berearet and Deputy Coles Make
Paris, Sept. 4. —At a military banquet
given in Toulose last evening Gen. Berearet,
commander of the Thirteenth Army Corps,
doelured that France now knew her strength
and that she was ready and awaited re
venge. M. Coles, memlier of the Clmmlier
of Deputies, said the recent mobilization
experiment showed that the army was now
in a position to give Franc" the reveng" for
widen she impatiently waited. The speeches
have excit •< I serious comment.
The evening papers endeavor to soften
the effect of the speeches made at the mili
tary lianquet at Toulouse last night, and
assert that no importance must he attached
to them. Thev blame the speakers, and
say that the tlernum press will bo sure to
make an outcrv because of the speeches,
and admonish France to remain quiet and
Counting Up the Cholera Cases.
Home, Sept 14.—During the |Mut twenty
four hours there were four uow eases of
cholera and four deaths in Catania, fifty
one new cases and twenty two deaths In
Mresiiia, and four new cases and two
deaths ia Palermo. The disease has made
its appearance in Taranto.
100 Houses and 12 People Burned.
London, Hept. 14.—One hundred house*
have been destroyed by fire In Nevel, Rus
sian Poland, and'twelve persons have been
burned to death.
B. & O’S DIRECTORS.
Mr. Burns Explains the Plan for Fund
ing the Debt.
Baltimore, Sept. 14.— The regular
monthly meeting of the Board of Directors
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Compa
ny wasdietd to-day at the company’s office.
William F. Burns presided. Mr. Burns
stup'd that u temporary arrangement for
$6,000,000 had been made, as author
ized by the board at its last
meeting, so that negotiations were
still in progress for the permanent funding
of the debt, and that when these were suffi
ciently advanced the whole matter would
be submitted to the Finance Committee,
and by that committee it would be com
mitted to the board for its action. As stated
heretofore t he negotiations contemplate that
a syndicate shall buy $5,000,000 of the Con
solidated main line mortgage bonds, and
$5,000,000 of preferred stock , that the entire
issue of tho Consolidated main fine mortgage
bonds would bo $'.14,000,00:1 and with the ex
ception of $5,000,000, whiehiwill be taken by
the syndicate, the remainder will be used
for retiring at maturity the existing
main line mortgage, and for sinking fund
purposes, thus saving to the company the
annual cash appropriations now required
for the sinking fund. Mr. Burn# stated
that the syndicate was not in the Interest, of
any other corporation and (hut the manage
ment of the Baltimore and Ohio company
would he as free ns ever from the domina
tion of any rival interest. Mr. Burns called
the attention of the board to the fact that
tho earnings of the company for August
were $2,084,000, the largest earnings of
any month in the company’s history, and
that unless something unforeseen occurred
the earnings for September would lie greater
than those for the month of August.
AN ARMY OF PENSIONERS.
406,007 on the Rolls $70,045,230
Wanted This Year.
Washington, Sept. 14.—Pension Com
missioner Black in his annual report makes
a number of recommendations for legisla
tion in the lino of greater liberty to pen
sioners; among others that additional cleri
cal force lie allowed to enable the Commie
sioner, without making extraderaands upon
the clerks now in service, to complete and
satisfy the Mexican pension claims, of
which 8,000 have been allowed since the
mssage of the act.
At the close of the year 406,007 pensioners
were on the rolls, classified as follows:
304,445 army invalids; 85,010 army widows,
minor children and dependent relatives;
3,281 navy invalids; 1,07.8 navy widows,
minor children and dependent relatives;
1,060 survivors of the war of 1812, and 11,-
831 widows of those who served in that war:
7,503 survivors of the war with Mexico, and
805 widows of those who served in said war.
ADDED TO THE ROLLS.
There were added to the rolls during the
year the names of 55,104 new pensioners,and
the names of 2,707 whose pensions had been
previously dropped, were restored to the
rolls, during the simo period the names of
17,677 pensioners wore dropped from the
rolls for various causes. ,
The amount paid for pensions
during the year was $73,457,581,
an increase in the amount over the previous
year of $9,069,750. In the aggregate 1,091,-
300 pension claims have been filed since
1861, and in the same period 676,148 claims
of all classes have been allowed. An ap
propriation of $79,045,230 is asked for the
next fiscal vvr. That for the current year
He Will be a Candidate for Re-election
Washington, Sept. 14.— Ex-Speaker and
Mrs. Carlisle left this afternoon for Wichita,
Kan., to spend three weeks with their sonß,
who are practicing law there. Air. Carlisle
has some land business to attend to in Ken
tucky the latter part of next month, so that
he will not come to Washington again
liefore the middle of Novenilier. He will
be a candidate for the Speakership and will
of course be re-elected. He has never
thought of any other course, nor has the
President suggested any other to him. He
can serve his party lietter in the Speaker
ship than at the head of tho Ways and
Means Committee. The House will select
the Committee on Elections. It. will not
take long to decide the contest of Thoehe vs.
Carlisle. Thoebe has no ease at all. His
testimony is so inconsequential that Mr.
Carlisle did not think it necessary to take
any testimony in reply.
TO SELL HIS FATHER’S SWORD.
The Historic Blade Presented t<^ Lieut.
Morgan Must Go.
Washington, Sept.. 14.—A letter re
ceived in this city from the son of Commo
dore Charles Waugh Aljgjgan, of 1812 fame,
directs tho sale of a valuable und historic
sword, which was presented to the Commo
dore by the State of Virginia, in honor of
his intrepidity and valor as a lieutenant of
the United Htatesfrigate Codstitution at the
capture of the British frigates Guerrier and
Java on Aug. 19, 1812, and Dec. 29, 1813.
The scabbard and handle of the sword are
of gold and the blade is of the finest
tempered steel. On the scabbard, in
bas-relief, are representations of the naval
victories which tho sword was given to com
memorate. The sword has lain more t.lmn
thirty yearn in the vault of a local bank,
and the son who now owns it resides in Eng
land, and desires it to bo sold to supply his
Mrs. Cleveland, Secretary Bayard and
Col. Laraont Will Go.
Washington, Sept. 14. —It is tho present
intention of the President to leave the city
for Philadelphia to-morrow afternoon about
4 o’clock. He will probably tie accompa
nied by Airs. Cleveland, Secretary Bayard
and Col. and Mrs. Izunont. The private
car of President Kolierts, of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company, has been placed at
the disposal of the’party. Arriving at
Philadelphia they will be met by a commit
tee and escorted by the First City Troop,
willl be conducted to the Lafayette Hotel.
Offerings of Bonds.
Washington, Hept. 14. —The offerings of
per cent, bonds to the Treasury to-day
aggregated $5,175,900, at prices ranging
from 107 98-100 to 110.
Acting Hecretary Thompson accepted
$4,199,500 of bonds offered at price* ranging
from 107.98 to 108.74.
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
New York, Hept. 14.—Two hundred
shares of Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
railroad preferred slock and fifty share* of
common stock of the same road were sold at
the Real Estate Exchange today. The par
value of each share of both common and
preferred stock is SIOO. The figures
realized were sl6 ner share for preferred
stock and ssl per snare for common stork.
Delivery of the stock for Friday was not
guaranteed The counsel for the road made
the usual protest, but it was not headed.
DEFINING HOURS OF TOIL'
MR. McCORD’S BILL DISCUSSED IN
The Father of the Measure Sets forth
the Benefits Which its Passage Will
Bring About—Messrs. Gamble and
Harrell Oppose the Bill as Legisla
tion in Favor of a Class.
Atlanta, (la., Sept. 14. —In the Senate
to-day House bills for second reading were
Air. Denny's bill was referred to commit
tee and 200 copies nrdenxl printed.
On motion of Air. Jackson, the Glenn bill
was taken up and put upon its passage, the
original bill and substitute by the Senate
Senator Wright, of the First district,
moved that the bill lie made tho special
order for Thursday next. On this the yeas
were 14 and the nays 14. President David
son voted ave, and the bill >xill be heard
In the House.
The Horn* met at 9 o’clock this morning.
The bill of Mr. Candler, of DeKalh, to pay
to Mrs. A. E. Word the full imi-diem of the
late Senator E. Al. Word was recommitted.
The special order was taken up. It was
tho hill by Air. McCord, of Richmond, to
fix and regulate the hours of labor in all
cotton and woollen manufactories, no as to
provide' for only ten hours of work per day.
Air. AlcCord supported the hill in a well
defined line of argument. He said the Slate
was committed to the policy of the bill.
Georgia has always taken an interest in
everything beneficial hi her people. He
cited the laws of several States in support
of the bill. In Connecticut and California
the eight-hour law is in vogue. In Mary
land the ten-hour law is in force. Tho laws
of several States were read in regard to the
age which children must attain before
working in manufacturing establishments,
and also those affecting tho employment of
A message was received from the Gover
nor rft this juncture, announcing approval
of the following acts:
To appropriate $9,000 for completing the
Georgia Institute for the Deaf and Dumb.
To establish a system of public schools in
the city of Covington.
To incorporate the Norffi and South
Short Railway Company.
To extend the limits of Atlanta, so as to
put Piedmont Park under police regulu
- DEMANDED BY THE PEOPLE.
Mr. Lamar, of Richmond, said it had
been argued that the bill under discussion
was unconstitutional and radically wrong.
This was untrue. The people demanded it,
and thev were always conservative. The
bill should pass, for the fact that it affects
females and children, if for nothing else.
There were 900 women nlone employed in
the Engle and Phoenix Mills, at Columbus,
who would be much benefited.
Air. Harrell—lf the Legislature has the
power to regulate the hours of work, has it
not also tho power to regulate wages?
Air. Lamar—l think not. Wo cannot
regulate wages, but we can fix the hours of
work. The nill does not come in contact
with wages. No nation can thrive in inanu
facturing that does not look to protection of
the “bone and sinew.” If such manufactur
ing Htates ns Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
New York, and others have tried this “ten
hour law,” and it has worked so well, it
does seem that it would work well in
Georgia. If we pass this bill the cream of
labor will flock into the State.
Air. Gamble, of Jefferson, thought that
tho work should lie left optional. He was
willing to limit the work of all under 16
years to ten hours, but all others should fie
allowed to work a* they saw fit. If we pass
this bill the next Legislature will lm asked
to regulate work on farms, and the next one
will be asked to regulate the hours of den
tists. and finally classes will be asking for
Mr. Harrell, of Webster, thought this bill
the most mischievous law brought before
the House He did not see how the Legis
lature had the right to make legislation of
this kind for any class. It is just as right
and proper to take up any other class and
tell them they can work but ten hours, ff
this bill is right, why should it be applied to
employes in factories and not to tlio fanning
interest*? Labor should lie free. It ought
not to bolong to any corporation or
firm. It is free. We should let
every person do his own contracting
and work just as many hours a day as lie
pleases. The bill places one class of citi
zens in a different attitude from other
elasaes. If the legislature passes this Mil it
will not lie two years until every class will
be here demanding the passage of the “ten
Mr. Wheeler moved that when the House
adjourns it be to meet at 7:30 o’clock
to-night. Pending this the House adjourned.
ATLANTA’S WINE ROOMS.
They Will be Allowed to Run Till Thoir
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 14. —The wine
rooms which have city licenses for three
months will fie allowed to run that long,
and those which have them for six months
or over, will be allowed to run until Jan. 1,
1888. The vetibsi riglita of the eltv licenses
are not to lie interfered with by the police
power of the Slate, lux a use the languages
of the wine room bill does not plainly Indi
cate such interference. The SSO State tax
was paid for the year ending Dee. 31, 1887,
mid the tax collectors will be instructed by
the Comptroller General to collect the $lO,-
000 tax from all wine rooms on that date,
whether their city license has expired or
not, if thoy continue business after Jan. 1.
In the meantime the SIO,OOO tax will be col
lected from wine rooms whose city licenses
expire previous to Dec. 31, at the date of
expiration, unless such wine rooms close.
Alexander Lovojoy, one of the Decatur
rioters, has had a preliminary trial and
been sent to jail.
The funeral of Dr. Donald Fraser took
place this afternoon at Decatur. The exer
cises were held at the Presbyterian Church,
of which he was pastor.
The Committee on Corporation* has de
cided to report favorably on the bill to
amend the charter of the City of Atlanta
providing for the fixing of the license, etc.,
and prescribing the limits for the sale of
liquor in this county in tho event that the
Anti-Prohibitionists should win in the next
election. The bill is amended so that its
provisions shall not go into effect until rati
fied by the people.
The will of Louis E. Borcheim was filed
for probate witli the Ordinary this after
noon. He leaves an estate of several thou
Atlanta’s Big Bose Ball Bchome.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 14.—Tho Director*
of the Piedmont Exposition Company re
endeavoring to arrange with* the Detroit
and Bt. Louis lse Mill club* for one or
more games during the exposition. They
hope to have the schedule of the world's
championship games lietween the two eluhe
so arranged that one or more may he played
in the xp>i*lt4m grounds sometime be
tween Oct. 1A and Oct. 20.
HELD UP BY HIGHWAYMEN.
Tho Gftnc Believed to be Part of ft
Band of Train Robbers.
Chicago, Sept. It. —A special to the
1 ink's from Kyle, Tex., says: "Monday
night the Lockhart and lading stage, carry
ing the mails, was robbed by throe masked
highwaymen. There were only three pas
sengers in the stage, all of whom were made
to surrender their valuables at the points of
revolvers. Even the driver was relieved of
his watch. The mail jiouche* were left
untouched. It is generally tie
lieved that the robbers belong
to the gang of train robbers
who were run to cover lost Saturday near
the little town of Manchaoa, below Austin.
It is known that at least three of that hand
broke through the cordon of ollleers at
Mancbaca and escaped unharmed, o-s they
stole flesh horses about, fifteen miles from
Mancbaca. A posse of citizens left hero last
evening to guard nil the roads lending
toward Mexico in the hope of capturing the
An Advanco of O Per Cent, in Wages
Pi! 11. A DELPHI A, Kept. 11. —At a confer
ence held at Pottsville to-day between the
demand committee of the Minors’ and Ist
borers’ Amalgamated Association and the
officials of tho Philadelphia and Reading Coal
and iron Company an amicable agreement
was reached by which the strike in the
Hchuylkill region will be averted. By
the agreement wages are to bo advanced 8
percent., 'oeginning Kept. 1, and this is to
continue four months. If at the expira
tion of that time, Jan. 1, there is
no settlement of the I/ehigh district
strike, this arrangement, is to continue, or a
new one he amicably made If, however,
the Lehigh strike is settled, then it is agreed
that the Lehigh basis will immediately go
into effect in the Hchuylkill region. In the
Lehigh region to-day all was quiet and un
GENIUSES OP THE SANCTUM,
The National Editorial Association in
Denver, Col., Sept. 14.—The third an
nual meeting of the National Editorial As
sociation commenced hero yesterday after
noon, Hon. C. H. Jones, of Jacksonville,
Fla., presiding. About 250 delegates were
expected, but the refiort of the Committee
on Credentials showed an attendance of
aliout KM, which in view of tho difficulties,
and obstacles thrown in the way was con
sidered as indicative of vitality in the idea,
and object of tho association. The reports
of the corresponding Secretary Pabor, and
Secretary Gilbert were read, and adopted,
At the evening wwsion Committees were
appointed to consider tho question of trade
journoals, and the law of libel.
TEXAS’ RECENT VOTE.
Tho Majority Against the Prohibition
Austin, Tex., Sept. 14.—The returning
board yesterday canvassed the vote of the
counties on t,lio several constitutional amend
ments voted upon on Aug. 5 last. The total
vote of the State in favor of the prohibition
amendment was 129,273 and against prohibi
tion 221,627, leaving a majority against pro
hibition of 92,354. These figures aro subject to
revision. The returns of several enmities ex
hibit apparent, errors. The other amend
ments were all defeated by- majorities rang
ing from 00,000 to nearly 150,000, the amend
incut extending the legislative session being
defeated by the largest majority.
The Federal Government May With
hold tho Subsidy.
Ottawa, Ont., Kept. 14. —Persons in the
confidence of the Dominion Ministers stale
that if Manitoba does not at once back down
from her position in regard to the
Rod River railway, the Federal
government will withhold the pay
ment of the next hnlf year’s subsidy to
the Manitoba government. In that way
they hope to cripple the provincial govern
ment financially and prevent the carrying
out of the contract* for the construction and
equipment of the railway from Winnepeg
to the boundary line.
BULGARIA’S HARD ROAD.
The North German Gazette Predicts
Alexander’s Speedy Downfall.
Berlin, Kept. 14.—The North ffennan
Gazette, commenting on the street attack
upon Karaveloff in Sofia, says: "Tho out
rage is a characteristic result of tho raising
of the state of siege. That such rioters
should lie praised ns good patriots by the
highest authority is something entirely’
novel, to the merit of which nobody will
contest prior claims. The present Bulgarian
ruler’s policy in having recourse to such ex
pedients cannot be trusted by Europe. The
suspicion arises that it is the lieginning of
Fire at Syracuse.
Syracuse, N. Y., Kept. 14.—Fire broke
out in n vacant storeroom on the top floor
of the fourth story brick buildings Nos. 15
and 17 South Clinton street this evening,
causing damage to t.lin extent of SIOO,OOO.
Ackerman & Skinner, boot and shoe deal
ers, occupying the first floor, J. Atwell, a
dealer in dry goods on the second floor, and
11. P. Stone, a manufacturer of children’s
shoes on the third floor, aro losers. The in
surance is $70,000.
New Orleans, Sept. 14.—A special dis
fAtch to the Time*-Democrat, from New
load says: "The State hus failed to make
out a case against the officer* of the steamer
(}. W. White, wnlcb was burned neur
Bayou Kara last season, resulting in great
loss of life. The officers were indicted on
this account, but tho jury returned a ver
dict of not guilty.”
Four Track Layers Killed.
Leadvillk. Col. Kept. 14.—A construc
tion train on tho Aspen Extension of the
Midland rood, consisting of an engine, two
cars of railroad iron, ana 257 track layers,
was derailed near Like ivimhoa yesterday
morning. Tho care were turned completely
over, burying the men under tho iron, kill
ing four, and seriously injuring sixty-one.
The engineer ami fin-man camped unhurt.
Ex-Gov. Blackburn Dead.
Louisville, Ky., Kept. 14.—Ex-Gov.
Luke P. Blackburn, who no* been lying at
the point of death at Frankfort, Ky.. for
weeks past, died there tit 2:35 o'clock this
afternoon. His last hit dligilible words
were spoken Knt unlay last and were: “Oh,
the beauty of religion,"
A Panic in OU.
PiTTunrno, Pa., Kept. 14.—There ha*
been a panic in oil yesterday and to-day.
Oil opened at 78c. yesterday and closed at
69c. to day, a fall of 13c. in two days. No
failures are reported, however.
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SARASOTA’S BLOOD STAIN,
THE TRIPLE MURDERER KILLEO
BY HIS CAPTORS.
It Was a Case of Life and Death Witt*
the Sheriff—The Murderer’s Own
Story of hU Brutal Work -He Waa
Killed by the Ptetol Abbie Carried.
Manatee, Fla., Sept. 12.- The revolt
ing murder, of bis wife and two children,
by Delos Given, which occurred about four
miles west of Kara Kota, on Friday morning.
Kept. 9, a brief account which appeared in
the dispatches of the Morning News, cul
minated Haturrdny afternoon, just before
sundown, about one and a half miles south
of Manatee village, in the killing of the
murderer by Charles Whittaker, who
with Sheriff A. K. Watson, was bringing
Given to Manatee village, for tho purpose
of lieing carried by the steamer Margaret,
next Wednesday, to Tampa, to be pat liu
jail, there being no jail in this county.
From Maj. Alden J. Adams. Justice of
the Peace, and who acted as Coroner at thi*
inquest, the following statement of the
fuels in th case wore obtained:
After tho Coroner's inquest over the bodies
of Green s wile and children. Green hud,
liecn committed by Acting Coroner Greer.,
of Kara Kota, and turned over’ to Sheriff'
Watson, to lie carried to Manatee, as before*
stated. Green was a powerful man physi
cally, lieing aliout six feet high and weigh
ing 180 pounds, and for this reason, tint
more particularly on account of that
enormity of the crime, the Sheriff very
prudently and properly hail pla<-ed hand
cuffs on him.
Klioriff Watson started for Manatee, put
ting his prisoner in a wagon in charge if
Charles Whittaker, a young man living at
Sarasota, he being on horseback, ri ling im
nnsiintoly in the rear. The Sheriff, just be
fore starting, lmd pla>vd in the wagon the
hatchet ana chisel with which Green had
done his cruel work, and Watson, having
observed Green turn up the cloth under
which the instrument* had liecn placed, jus#
n little before starting, and while Given’s,
back was turned took I hem out of the wagon
and put them In his saddlebags, a very
timely precaution. Both tho Sheriff nndl
Whittaker were armed with pistols, the
former having a JH-enlihrv Smith & Wesson,
and the latter having a 44-ralibre Englisa
self-cooker, which wu* in his hip pocket, that
stock sticking out.
AS THEY NEARED MANATEE VILLAGE
Whittaker noticed that Green became morel
nervous in his manner, and just about tbiri
time the horse made a kind of turn to goi
into the Kara sola road, and Whittaker, in
leaning over to rein him luu-k, turned his
body, which threw his bin and the butt of
the pistol in an exposed position toward
(ireen, who as quick as thought grasped tho
butt of the pistol and endeavored to turn
the muzzle toward Whitaker’s peivon. Whit
taker ns quickly grasped the cylinder of the
pistol and held on tightly, in this way keep
ing it from revolving as Green was strag
gling to pull the trigger. Sheriff Wafsorv
seeing the struggle, risle up and covered!
(boon with hi* pistol, telling him he would
kill him if he did not desist. Green then
took his luind away, saying ho
meant no harm, and was merely
testing Whittaker’s courage. The Sheriff
told him if Imdnred to attempt anything of
the kind again lie would kill him instantly.
Green's eyes fairly blazed, and, clinching
his teeth and opening his lips, he threw’ hi*
body with great force against Whittaker,
forcing him out of the buggy, over the
wheels to tho ground, ho falling on top.
Whittaker with much difficulty freed him
selt and started to run, elmely pursued by
liis assailant. Whittaker, finding that
Green was gaining on him, and the Sheriff
shouting to him to “shoot.,” turned and
fired, striking Green in the middle of the
stomach, but he never winced or slackened
his speed The Sheriff, at this time, waa
unablo to fire, Whittaker lieing in an exact
lino with Green, but was gaining on
the murderer, ami when within a
few feet, lieing nearer to him than
Whittaker, Green turned on the Sheriff,who
at, this moment fired, intending to disable
the prisoner, but the ball merely grazed hi#
arm; again the Sheriff pulled down on hiinJ
this time right iu his luce, but the pistol
hung fire, and Green grabbed the muzzle.
Being a powerful man a:iy way, and witki
maddened determination, he sought to
wrench the pistol from tho Sheriff’s hands,
tearing the skin from the latter’s hands in
his maddened efforts, and, at one time, the
Sheriff did lose his grasp on the pistol, bud
again renewed It. Green, in the meantime
bail got the Sheriff ratkar under him, anoi
held him hi In a vise, the Sheriff trying to
turn the pistol against Green’s body so as tof
shoot him, and Given doing all in nis power"
to do the same to the Sheriff, and at one
time in tho melee hud dealt the Sheriff a.
terrific Wow across the face with his hand
cuffs. Tho Sheriff shouted to Whittaker,
“its a life and death cas% kill him.*
Whittaker then ran up, (Wt his pistol'
against Green's head, just above the ear.
mid fired. Green relaxed Ills hold, openeif
his eyes wide, gave a shudder, and fell over
dead. And so ended the life of a human
(lend, who lews than thirty hours before had.
committed a crime, which for heinousnes*
and cold and premeditated cruelty, as the
horrid circumstances disclose, is without m
parallel in the nnnnls of crime. The horse
ami buggy and the Sheriff’s horse had both
runaway at the start, but were captured in
the road and brought back. Watson and
Whittaker then went to the village and re
ported the matter. Coroner Adams then
nail a jury summoned, who went out to wher*
the inurdeivr lay stark and cold in the
Eil nut toes; his lace upturned and &
xivy rainstorm having come on In the
meantime afler he was killed, those who
saw him sav his whole appearance presented
a most shocking sjiectacle. But there was
not u single feeling of pity or regret in the
crowd who viewed this unnatural, inhuman
liusliniid and father.
The jury of Inquest made a very full and
search mg examination of the Sheriff and
Mr. Whittaker, and returned the following
"We, the jury, find that Delos R. Green
came to his death at tho hands of Sheriff A.
8. Watson and his guard while resisting
said officer* in the discharge of their official
duty, and that suld killing was necessary,
unavoidable and justifiable.”
A COFFIN WAS PROCURED
from the village, tho dead man placed in it,
;d Sheriff Watson, with two or three young
men, carried tho corjise back to Sarasota,
to lie laid side by side with the victims of
hi* terrible work.
The Sheriff states that he avoided killing
Green to the last, and that it was onlv done
when there appeared to bo no help for it. It '
was true that lie hail oil handcuff*, but with
his great strength and his murderous mania,
be was a terrible assailant.
Strange to say, Green was shot in the ax
act, jiart of tho head where hi* wife and both
children hod been struck with the butt of hi*
It is also a littie curious that the pistol
with whir'' Green was killed was owned by
('. K. Abbie, and found on hi* body at the
time he was murdered t Kara Kota. This
name pistol, and the large dirk-knife, Abbia
had tieeu In the habit of carrying on hi*
person, were both exhibited at the trial ot
Willard, Anderson slid Bacon. I incluae m