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| J. 11. ESTILL, Eclllor and Proprietor, f
TWELVE THOUSAND MEN AND 300
FLOATS IN LINE.
All the Governors Cheered as They
Rode Through the Lines of Specta
tors—The Weather all that Could be
Desired -Grand Stands Settle but no
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 15.-The last
centennial of the events of revolutionary
times began this morning. If there is one
thing more than another for which the
1.500,000 people who are temporary resi
dents of this city of centennials are thankful
for, it is the weather. Even up to yester
day morning the prospect for to day’s pa
rade was gloomy, and it was a question
whether or not it should have to be post
pones!, as for the past week fog and threat
ening weather have held the day. When
the special bulletin of the Signal Service ap
peared yesterday morning stating that
special observations indicated cool and fair
weather for this vicinity, it was displayed
at every conceivable point, and buoyed up
the faltering hope of countless thousands.
This morning the prediction was fulfilled,
and all fears of bad weather disappeared
with a clear sky, obscured here and there
only by stratus clouds.
Philadelphians and their hundreds of
thousands of guests appeared on the streets
early this morning in thoir holiday garb,
light-hearted and all bent upon the
single object of making the celebration a
fitting one. All day yesterday and last
night, visitors, including distinguished
guests, military ami firemen, arrived by
every possible conveyance, and the dozen
railroad depots were taxed to their utmost
in accommodating the throng which had
flocked to “the Cradle of Liberty ”to bear
witness by their presence of their love and
veneration for the historic document which
gave them liberty and freedom, and
made this a government of
the people, by the people and for the peo
ple. All the hotels were filled to overflow
ing bv yesterday morning and every inch
of surplus space had been filled with cots
and other means of temporary rest, so that
many of the strangers hn<* to resort to the
beureau of inform vftnn, which was estab
lished during the early days of the Constitu
tional Centennial “boom,” and which has
performed an important mission since its
A TREMENDOUS CROWD.
It is safe to say there are at least 200,000
visitors from a distance, in addition to thou
sands from ndjatefi counties of Pennsyl
vania, New LuaMy, Delaware arid Maryland.
Hardly a State or Territory will remain un
represented in the three days’ festival. The
streets to-day presented a beautiful appear
ance. In all directions, as far as the eye
could reach, it was one mass of bunting and
decoration. Many of the newspaper offices
and public buildings made a lavish display,
decorators having worked early and late to
complete their work in time. At daybreak
this morning they were still at work putting
the finishing touches, which have been de
laved more o ■ le*j by the inclement weather.
Every arrangement hail been made by
those in charge, and the day was one of the
most eventful ones in the history of the
civilized world. The monster civic and in
dustrial pageant started from Broad and.
Dauphin streets shortly after 10 o’clock, and
marched to Broad and Moore streets, a dis
tance of nearly five miles, and then coun
termarched through one long continuous
line of observing thousands, and buildings
decorated with the flags of all nations.
ON NORTH BROAD STREET.
North Broad street was so crowded as to
be almost impassable as early as 7 o’clock,
and great crowds betook themselves to the
streets, notwithstanding the efforts of the
police to keep the latter clear. Hundreds of
carpenters and decorators, who had been at
work all night, had transferred the magnifi
cent thoroughfare into a vast amphitheatre,
with seats raised high on either side. The
people were crowded on the sidewalks and
m tlio streets, and many of them were able
to catch only occasional glimpses of the
pageant as it passed. On Lower Broad
street there was scarcely a house,
public or private, that was not covered with
hunting, or In other ways suitably docorat
fjl The decorators strived for novel effects,
and in this they were highly successful.
Some houses were almost covered with
heroic statues of Columbia, surrounded bv
the flags of all nations, while other fronts
were completely concealed with bunting.
Odd Fellows’ hall exhibited a banner an
nouncing that place as “The spot where
Franklin drew the lightning from the
clouds in 1753,” and at other points busts of
Washington wore mounted in front of
houses and profusely decorated.
RUSHES FOR THE STANDS.
Many of the stands were constructed in
two and three tiers and most of the seat'
therein were crowded as early as 8 o’clock,
and in several cases the crush for admit
tance was so great that a •umber of women
fainted. Nearly all tiie side streets leading
into North Broad were roped off and were
filled with trucks, on winch huge tiers of
seats were arranged and rapidly sold. Many
of tiie handsome residences on the street
had their window sashes removed and seats
mounted on the interior for the accommo
dation of friends. Tho sight before the an
(earanoe of tho parade was n remarkable
One. the street being black with humanity,
While high above their heads every house
and stand was crowded with multitudes of
men, women and children, women and
children largely predominating iu tho grand
stand seats and windows.
START OF THE PARADE.
Sixteen telegraph stations had been
placed along the mute of the parade, which
were established for the purpose of commu
nicating from one end of the line to the
other, and just as a telegram flashed over
the wire announcing that the liageont had
started from Broad and Dauphin streets, at
10:35 o’clock this morning, Gov. Denver
rode by in his carnage and was
greeted with a hearty round yf
applause. Bv 11 o’clock the invited guests,
(invernors, Foiuign Ministers anil others
Isgaii to |>our Into their assigned places. As
tin l different. Governors passed up or down
Broad street and were recognized, they re
ceived round after round of cheers, and
Indies and children joined in the
greeting bv waving thoir handkerchief*
and parasols. Broad street, from one end
to tiie other, was roped off, and 1,300 police
officer* were oil duty to preserve order.
Traffic on all streets crossing Broad was en
tirely stopped, except at intervals of forty
infinites, when the ropes were let down, mid
btris-t cars anil other vehicle* and pedes
trians were alloweil to cross.
ON THE REVIEWING (STAND.
On the reviewing stand tho Constitutional
Centennial Commission was officially
represented by Hon. John A. Kaiwon, Presi
dent; Hon. Amos H. Little, Chairman of
tfi" Executive Conuiiittea; Hampton L.
('arson, Secretary; F. Carroll Brewster, Jr.,
1 < irreqiondiiig Meeretary, and Assistant
decretory Black, who occupied seats
mi the front of the stand. Tu Central
portion of the stand was reserved for the
'"•Vernon of the Htales with their staffs.
Among thorn wore Gov*. Kawysr of New
■‘Uiupehire, liigg* of Delaware. Groan of
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New Jersey, Larrahee of lowa, Gordon of
Georgia, Beaver of Pennsylvania, Hughes
of Arkansas, Lounsburv of Connecticut,
Buckner of Kentucky, Thayer of Nebraska,
Pennoyer of Oregon, Richardson of South
Carolina, Wilson of West Virginia,
Scoles of North Carolina, Foraker
of Ohio and Fitzhugh Lee of
Virginia. On this stand also
were Senators any Representatives in Con
gress, many of whom were present; Com
missioners of the various States and Terri
tories, thirty-three of whom were present;
the Diplomatic Corps, foreign Consuls, ami
specially invited guests of the commission.
AT THE CITY HALL.
The head of the procession, load by a cor
don of mounted police, reached the City
Hall, at Broad and Market streets, at 11:40
o'clock. The crowd was so immense at this
l>oint that the police had great ditlleulty in
drivingthem back. The street was, however,
cleared in time to prevent a stoppage
of the moving pageant, which proceeded
around the west sine of the City flail, and
on past the grand reviewing stand to Wal
nut street. The Patriotic Order of the Sons
of America, having on one of their floats
“Education is tho basis of
freedom’’ attracted great attention, as did
also the Continental Club, of Wilmington,
Del., with their ancient costumes. The
street being clear, tho men marched widely
abacast, and were displayed to the best pos
sible advantage Everybody seemed to be
imbued with the idea that the success of the
day rested upon their individual shoulders
and acted accordingly.
SOME OF THE FLOATS.
All of the floats were tastefully decorated,
and all of the agricultural ami other
machinery was in full motion. Notable
among the floid s wore those representing
the advancement ‘.) civilization of the red
man. There were .. hibited Indians in
their paint and feathers and children from
various training and educational institu
tions, all employed at various arts and in
dustries, and showing a remarkable degree
of skill. Behind them came an
Indian band of nineteen pieces and nine
platoons of Indian cadets who marched
with unerring step amid cheers of thou
sands As they passed the reviewing stand
they fairly captured its occupants, who
cheered themselves hoarse. It was indeed
the feature of the j>ageant as contrasted
with the teepees and other illustrations of
Indian life in the far West.
PROPORTIONS OF THE PARADE.
To give an idea of the largo proportions
of the industrial pageant, it may be stated
that at 2:10 o’clock only soven out of
twenty-three divisions had passed by the
review ing stand, and by the time the seventh
division had passed southward the head of
the column had arrived on their counter
march, having traveled twenty-three
squares south of Market street. Several
observation stands settled considerably on ac
count of their heavy loads, but none of them
collapsed, and the march was made without
casualties. In the lower sections of the city,
in the vicinity of South and Lombard
streets, the police were obliged to make
pretty free use of their clubs in keeping the
crowd back of the line, but beyond a broken
nose or so, nothing of consequence occurred.
The police arrangements, as well as the
anibular.ee service of the Rod Cross society,
worked admirably and prevented any se
:JOO FLOATS IN LINE.
There were in line 300 floats, each bearing
a representation of some particular branch
of industry, 12,000 men, 3,000 horses and
150 bands of musii., At the hear! of the
column rode Col. A. Lowden Snowden,
Chief Marshal, and bis staff of fifty aids,
standard-bearers and two trumpeters. Di
rectly' behind them and leading the column
itself was tho United States Marine Band,,
followed by a grand banner, repre
senting Columbia pointing to the past
with one hand and with the other to the
present, the former being represented by
old implements and conditions, and the lat
ter by those of to-dav, indicating progress
The I sinner typified the demonstration, and
was drawn on a car, by six horses The
display from this point was divided into
twenty-three divisions, each being under
the charge and supervision of an Assistant
Marshal and several Aides.
LEADERS OF THE FIRST DIVISION.
The honor of heading the First division
was given to the Patriotic Order of the
Sons of America, who presented a beautiful
display It was headed by a gayly decora
ted wagon, bearing banners with mottoes
emblematic of the order. Following this
float came a band and several tableaux on
floats, typieal of events during the revolu
tion and representing different nations, which
make up America’s population,in native cos
tumes. Next a beautiful temple, handsomely
decorated, with thirty-eight ladies at the
portal representing the States of th* Union,
“Uncle Sam,” the Goddess of Liberty, and
tho thirteen original States represented by
(laughters of America in costume, and a
float on which stood representations of
school houses of a century ago and
those of bn lay - , surmounted by
school children. 'Hie remainder of this
division was made up of National and State
officers, including tile National and State
Executive Committees, in full regalia, and
visiting camps of tho Sons of America.
The Second division was made up by the
Carpenter’s Company, of Philadelphia,
which antedates all other industrial associ
ations, having been incorporated in 1724,
and which is the only industrial organiza
tion in existence in this city which partici
pated in tho procession of 1788.
AN AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT.
The Third division was an agricultural
exhibit, displaying all the old as well as tho
new implements, and was complete in every
detail. Following this came a representa
tion of flouring mills built in 1780 and 1814
and an illustration of tho present manner of
The Fourth division was made up of a dis
play by the typographical fraternity, and
was an interesting feature. Illustrations of
different places of printing were given,
loading with a tableau of the well-known
engraving called, “The first proof,” repre
senting Guttenberg and his employes and
friend. Following this wasafloat, on which
was shown the old process of
making typo by hand as compared
with the present manner with machinery.
Then cam# floats containing an ancient
ephrata press manned by members of the
Typographical Society and Pressmans’
Union, a Washington hand press, printing
material and job printing presses, a power
press in operation, a free hand drawing of
the lutest improved perfecting press, a fohter
in operation, und a complete composing
Next came tho display made by the paper
trade, the art of lithographing and blank
book manufacture. One hundred men
marched with the printing paper display.
The Fifth division reprsaented educa
The Sixth division represented tho build
Tho Seventh division was a representation
of a snw, engine and tool works.
GLORY or THE FIRE FIGHTERS.
The Eighth division was composed of the
Volunteer Firemen’s Association, with their
old apparatus, as ooui|xirod with the fire
men und apparatus of to-day, Gang a com
plete rev iew of the lire department extend
lug over 100 year*. Twenty three visiting
<x>m|>antfl* from various parts of the coun
try tok part in this display.
Thu Ninth division was a comulete ex-
SAVANNAH, GA„ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 18S7.
hibit of the manner of brew ing beer, dis
playing models of breweries of the last ceil
tury with those of modern times, a cooper
shop and other adjuncts of tho trade.
The Tenth division was made up of an in
teresting representation of the United
States mint, showing two coinptg presses in
operation, an old style coiner and
other features of money-making. There
were 800 employes of the Mint in line, fol
lowed by 100 employes of tiie post office and
floats representing the working of the post
office. On the floats was displayed the
manner of cancelling stamps, casing, dis
tributing and delivering mail matter as
compared with primitive methods.
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE.
The Eleventh division was taken up by
the Knights of the Goiden Eagle who had
5,000 men in uniform in line, and several
floats bearing tableaux representing “Fi
delity, Valor and Honor,” the motto of the
The Twelfth division was a display of tho
products of the textile industry, and was
an interesting exhibit, being as complete
and attractive as anything of the kind
Tlio Thirteenth division was taken up
with a display of silk manufacture, which
was complete in every detail and the object
of much attention.
Tho Fourteenth division was a represen
tation of the clothing trade, which included
on floats a sheep pasture, containing a num
ber of sheep watched by boys in Highland
PROGRESS IN TRANSPORTATION.
Tiie Fifteenth division was a display by
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and
was one of tlio lai’gest und most complete in
theline. Tho progress in the mode of travel
ing from the revolutionary era to the present
time was fully and graphically presented.
On numerous floats in this division
were pack mules, a genuine Conestoga
wagon, a Concord coach, representation of
the canal service, seven civil engineers in
uniform delineating the first step in the
construction of a railway line, men laying
rails and ballasting, switch signals, toots, a
wooden model of the oldest locomotive in
America weighing 4,000 pounds contrasted
with anew locomot've weighing over 52.000
pounds, and a train of six miniature cars,
consisting of an express, baggage, passen
ger, sleeping and dining car, freight and
coal car. Tliisiuiniatiire train wnseqmppiwd
with a full crew. In this division, also,
was the display of the Baldwin Locomotive
Works, which covered several squares,
and was accompanied by 1,000
men. All the various shops
were represented, and every stage in the
construction of a locomotive was repre
sented, as well as a miniature of “Old Iron
sides,” the first locomotive built at the shops
by Baldwin At the end of this divis
ion was a wagon drawn by twenty
eight horse;:, upon which was mounted
a locomotive under steam, with the
driving wheels raised to clear the plat
form. An engineer was seated in the cab,
his hand on the throttle, and behind,
on another float was the tender
ana a large force of workmen
The Sixteenth Division was a complete
ship building and naval exhibit, including
a large model of the steamer John Fitch,
the first steamboat that plied the Delaware
river in 1780, propelled by six paddles con
nected in a crude manner with a wheel
which in the original vessel was turned by
a steam engine. Also au exact model of
the Japanese ironclad Minianwa Kan, with
its modern electric search lights and steam
Tho Seventeenth division comprised the
government display, which included a
model of tho first steamship that ever
crossed the Atlantic; several tableaux, with
children and ladies representing the States;
tiie model of the old United States man-of
war Hartford; old fashioned specimens of
the 33 pounder naval gun; a high power 10-
inch gun and a high power 18-inch gun;
a model of the training shig
Antietaru; models of turreted iron monitors;
a whale boat and the new cruiser Charles
ton, now building at San Francisco. Tiie
last of the naval exhibit included a display
modern life-saving apparatus and a crew
from one of the life-saving stations illustrat
ing its use.
Tiie Eighteenth division included electri
cal machinery, lights and ceramics
Tiie Nineteenth division was made up of
civic societies, headed by the Italian Benefi
A MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION.
The Twentieth division was a miscel
laneous one, including sewing machines, file
workers, stoves, scales, ventilators, belting,
hoisting machinery, safes, engines and
Tins Twenty-first division displayed house
hold ornamentation in every detail.
The Twenty-second division was a display
of wagons and carriages, one of the most
important features of which was tiie car
riage which was formerly used by George
Washington, drawn by six white horses and
having two footmen and two coachmen at
tired in Continental livery in attendance,
The Twenty-third division, the last of the
great parade, was made up of miscellaneous
displays, and illustrated the manner of
making bread and cakes, a grocery store of
old and modern times, cigar making, sugar
refilling, meat curing, brush making, fold
ing beds, washing machines, struct sweep
ing machinery, steam paving rammer, a
largo centrifugal water sprinkler and the
manner of producing improved kindling
GUN’S USHER IN THE DAY.
At sunrise this morning tho United States
war vessels now anchored in Delaware river
began their part in the celebration. A
salute of thirteen guns was fired from each
one of them, tiie booming of tho cannon lie
iug distinctly heard for miles. One hour
later tiie Queen Emma followed with a salute
of eleven guns. All of these vessels
are handsomely decorated with bunting and
flags, and to-night they wore illuminated
with Chinese lunterns. Beautifully pyro
technic displays were made from all the ves
sels in the harbor this evening.
President Cleveland and party left Wash
ington at 4 o’clock in tiie afternoon and
arrived here at 8:30 o’clock to-night in a
private car of tho Pennsylvania railroad,
and were at once driven to the Lut Svelte
Gov. Beaver shook hands with fully 15,000
people this evening at Ins public reception
in one of the galleries of the Academy of
Fine Arte, and numbered among his visitors
a no less distinguished personage than tiie
President of the United Htales. Tiie Gov
ernor was assisted by the Centennial Com
mission, tho Committee on Invitation and
Aides. President Cleveland arrived at 0:50
o’clock, accompanied by Secretaries Bayard
and Fairchild and the Citizens
Committee on the Reception of Distin
guished Guests. The party drove direct
from tiie LaFsyvtte Hotel to tho Academy,
and entered the building by the Cherry
street entrance. On reaching the second
flots- the President entered the reception
room arm iu arm witli Chairman Thomp
son by whom ho was presented to tiie Gov
ernor. The meeting was a very cordial one.
The usuul compliments were exchanged,
the President speaking in almost an inaudi
ble voice. When the hand-shaking hud
ceased Gov. Heater waved hi* hand to an
elevation liehiiui him on which were grnujied
several Governors sad other distinguished
guests. “Go upon the platform, Mr Clevs
laud.'’ he Mid. “You will find some old
friends there, and make some new ones, I
AMONG THE GOVERNORS.
President Cleveland at once found him
self the centre of an admiring throng, and
was at the same time the recipient of warm
f reetings from those in the Governors’ line.
’inding the accommodations on the plat
form somewhat limited, he stepped
down by the side of Gov.
Beaver, where introductions and hand
shaking continued for fully fifteen minutes
when other pressing engagements demanded
his departure. Secretaries Bayard and Fair
child also enjoyed a fair share of attention,
but the time ailowedthe Washington guests
was so brief anil the members desiring to be
presented so great that separate presenta
tions were but momentary.
Ex-President Hayes arrived at. about l*: 10
o’clock and was soon followed by Gen. Sher
idan, who had just came from a camp lire,
given in his honor by Past No. 2 of the
Grand Army of tho Republic, where he
made a brief speech to (old com
rades and had a very pleasant
time. The Governors of other Stales who
called upon Gov. Beaver* during
the evening were Fitzliugh Lee, of
Virginia; Sawyer, of New Hampshire;
Rice, of Minnesota; Wilson, of West Vir
ginia, Lloyd, of Maryland; Foraker, of
Ohio; Buckner, of Kentucky; Lni rnbee, of
Iowa; Biggs, of Delaware; Bod well, of
Maine; Louusbury. of Cunneetieutt; Ames,
of Massachusetts; Green, of New Jersey;
Scales, of North Carolina, and Davis, of
Rhode Island. Gov, Ames attended the re
ception in company with Henry Cabot
A RECEPTION TO CARDINAL GIBBONS.
One of tiie most brilliant receptions ever
accorded a Catholic priest in this city was
given this evening at the Catholic Club to
His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons, of Balti
more. The Cardinal arrived at the club
shortly before 8 o’clock. He was ac
companied by Archbishop Ryan,
Bishops Ryan of Buffalo, ivane
of Richmond, and O’Farrel), of Trenton, N.
J. Upon entering the parlors of the club,
which had been handsomely decorated with
plants, ferns and flowers, they
round Gov. Beaver and his
staff awaiting their arrival. From
that hour until 10:30 o'clock the Cardinal
continued to receive many distinguished
guests. A few minutes after 10 o’clock two
carriages drove up to the club, from the
first of which alighted President Cleve
land, Secretary of State Bayard
and Thomas M. Thompson, Chairman
of the Citizens Committee appointed to
receive and escort the President. In the
other carriage were Secretary Fairchild,
George B. Roberts, President of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company; Col. Charles
H. Banes, Ueorge W. Childs and D. K.
THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRINCE.
A large crowd of spectators in front of
the club house warmlv cheered the Presi
dent, when Cardinal Gibbons advanced to
meet him. They are warm personal friends,
the Cardinal having met. him half a dozen
times before. As the head of the nation
and the Prince of the Catholic Church
in America grasped each other’s bunds the
applause was renewed. Then the Cardinal
presented Archbishop Ryan to the Presi
dent, the former never having met President
Cleveland Tho meeting between Bishop
Ryan, of Buffalo, and the President was of
a most cordial character, they having he
com* acquainted in Buffalo. The guests
crowded around the President so closely
that he was led to one corner
of the room. Then the gentlemen formed
into line and each shook hands with him in
turn. After all present had paid their re
spects, tho Presidential party retired. Prior
to the entrance of the priest, ex-President
Haves and all the Governors and their
staffs, willed on the Cardinal.
SOMETHING LIKE FRANCE.
London, Sept. 18, 5 a. m.—-The Telegraph
this morning, commenting on the celebra
tion of the Constitutional Centennial at
Philadelphia, says: “America is rapidly
becoming a festive iiagoant-loving country,
differing radically from the powerful hut
grim community pictured In ‘Dickens’
Tho News, commenting on tho celebra
tion at Philadelphia, says: “It is difficult to
see how even the United States can surpass
the pageants represented yesterday, and
promised to-dtw and to-morrow It is a
true festival of humanity, both in deed and
The President Will Give it Serious
Washington, Sept. 15.—The committee
appointed by the Board of Trad) and citi
zens of Jacksonville, Fla., accompanied by
Senator Call, called upon President Cleve
land by appointment this morning to pre
sent an invitation to President and Mrs.
Cleveland to visit Florida. The Chairman
of tho committee expressed tho hope that
the President might make a visit during
his coming Southern trip, or if that
should not be possible on Fob. 22, when
the Subtropical Exposition would be in
progress. The President expressed doubt
of his being able to visit Florida in his
Southern tour, as now mapped out, but said
ho would give the matter serious attention,
and hoped to be able to accept at a later
LOYAL TO THE PRESIDENT.
A Grand Army of the Republic Post
Condemns Recent Demonstrations
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 15.—Henry C.
Morwin Post of the Grand Army of the
Republic, the largest aud most Influential
in the city, adopted the following self
explanatory resolution at its regular meet
ing last night:
Ketmlved, That this post disapprove and eon
demnsany demonstration of disrespect ovulnst
the Commander In-Ohief of the Army and Navy
of the United States, Udleving as we do that
the spirit of loyalty in the |>a#f is still the spirit
that holds the Grand Army of the Republic as
an organization free from political strife, itn I
wc condemn the action of any member of the
Grand Army of the Republic who would at
tempt to turn the organization Into a political
The State Department Will Not Ask
for His Extradition.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 15.—The
Secretary of State finds no proper grounds
uin which to demand the extradition of
McGariglo of Chicago. The fact that
McGarigle was aided to escape by British
subjects and was carried away from Chicago
in a British vessel, has no relevance in
this matter. Those people will bo answerable
to the laws of Illinois should they again
(mine within their jurisdiction. As to the
suggestion that the request for extradition
might be made on the ground of comity, the
Secretary says that it is not the practise of
this government in any case to ask for the
surrender of fugitive criminals on this
ground, Decauxe it has gen-rally aud al
most uniformly been held that the United
States would be unable to comply with a
Sandy Hook, Kept. 15.- -The yacht race
today became lutrin ami waa accordingly
declared off for the dav.
IRISH LANDLORDS MKKT.
THEY DENY THAT THE PRESENT
RENTS ARE EXCESSIVE.
Charges In Erin not Raised Between
1840 and 1880 An Officer Resigns
as a Rebuke to the Mitchellstown
Police -The Successor of the League.
London, Sept. 15.— Inspector Roughau,
of the Kilkenny police, has resigned his
office as a protest against the conduct of
the police at. Mitchellstown last Friday.
A council of the Liberal League has in
vited the leaders of the Irish National
longue to discuss the feasibility of starting
branches of the Liberal Longue in Ireland
wherever the National League branches arc
suppressed by the Government.
IRISH LANDLORDS CONK ICR.
Dublin, Sept. 15.—At a conference of
Irish landlords to-day resolutions were
adopted by a unanimous vote denying that
present rents prevailing in Ireland are ex
cessive, or tnat general and reasonable
abatements have Ixien refused during times
of distress. Rents have not been raised in
Ireland during the period between IS4O and
ISXO, whereas in England, Scotland and
Wales rents in the same time were increased
between -4 and 111 jx>r cent. The landlords
of Ireland, it is further maintained, linve
rendered important services to Irish
agriculture and they do not, as alleged,
neglect their duties toward either their
property or the community. “If," say the
resolutions, “we were guided by the most
selfish motives, we would still lie fools to
evict tenants whose bankruptcy our for
bearance would prevent. Ho deplore the
alienation now existing in Ireland be
tween landlords and tenants, and
we desire to restore amity. The
recent evictions were forced on us through
political motives.” In conclusion the reso
lution says: “We demand that the govern
ment speedily and finally settle land legisla
tion in Ireland on just terms to all parties
concerned, including compensation to land
lords for loss of exclusive ownership, and a
reduction of the public charges on land.”
GERMANY AND BULGARIA.
A Vice Consul Will Attempt to Cut a
Rustctiuk, Hept. 15. —The newspaper Lit
Bulgaria recently published a statement to
the effect that the German vice consul had
been recalled on account of scandalous con
duct. By order of the government the
liaiM'i- on the following day issuisl a formal
denial of the statement ami offered an
apology. It was supposed that the
matter was thus ended. To-day,
however, it is learned that tue
German Charge d’Affairos at Constanti
nople has sent a note to the Porte request
ing that three German war ships tie allowed
to lines through the Dardanelles on route to
Bulgarian ports to demand satisfaction
The Porte, before assenting, asks the Bul
garian agent at Constantinople for full |mr
ticulars on the affair. In order to further
satisfy Germany the Bulgarian government
will suppress the paper and prosecute the
nrSTCHUK’B PREFECT RESIGNS.
Sofia, Sept. 15. —The Prefect of Rust
chuk has resigned*
Many meetings have been held in the
provinces, which have adopted enthusiastic
resolutions in support of the government.
A BURSTING CANNON.
Two or Three Men Reported Killid by
the Flying Metal.
Quebec, Sept. 15.—Yesterday at St.
Anne the coronation and blessing of the
statue of St. Anno took place. Cardinal
Taschereau, nearly all, the Bishops of the
Province, 500 of the clergy, and about 1,000
spectators were present. The little villuge
was e*i fete, ana to mid to the success of
tho demonstration three cannons which have
been ornaments on the lawn of the Beau
port asylum for years, were shipped to St.
Anne for the purpose of firing a salute on
tho arrival and departure of Cardinal Tas
chereau. Everything went well until tho
boat conveying tho Cardinal was leaving the
wharf, when tho villagers again started
to fire off the guus, one of which exploded.
Pieces of the mefal were blown in all direc
tions. One report of the accident statist
that three men were killed outright, while
n second report says that only two were
Emperor William Faints.
Ktettin. Sept. 15. —Emperor William had
a fainting fit after the banquet Wednesday.
On recovering he rallied, supported by his
physician and valet. He was well to-day
nnd attended the nobility banquet. The
town was splendidly illumiuatod this even
FATE OF THE ANARCHISTS.
Chicago's Leading German Paper Ad
vises Them to Seek Commutation.
Chicago, Wept. 15. —The representative
German paper of this city, the Sftutts
Zeitung, which has hitherto been in favor
of the execution of tho Anarchists, came
out this morning in an editorial somewhat
supporting commutation of sentence. The
main paragraph reads as follows:
It would lie more clever if the defense In
stead ut seeking through legal quibble* to dis
turb and excite public opinion took advantage
of the present prevailing Interest of the public
in order to present a petition to the Governor,
uot for fp- • pardon but for eomniutatlnn of the
death sentence to penal servitude. It might lie
(HisHible that such an attempt would meet
with success hut it would have to Ixs understood
that in the meantime the comrade* of the eon
demited men should Ixs very well Ix havivl and
very tranquil Kheuld they, however, continue
acting as they have done at their meetings
during the last few months they would surely
bring their comrades to the gallows.
ROASTED IN A CELL.
A Mob Burns a Jail After Trying to
Lynch a Negro.
Denver, Col. , Sept. 15. —Yesterday after
noon a negro cook, named Joe Dixon, em
ployed at Hotel Beaumont, at Ouray, Col.,
had a fancied grievance against Ella Duy, a
waitress, and shot her four times with a
large revolver. Three balls took effect in
her arms, and the other in her breast.
Dixon was arrested and jailed. A mob
went to tho jail for the purpose of
lyuching tho negro. They captured tho
guard but failed to gain an entrance. They
then saturated all )Mirts of the.buildiug with
reml oil and set fire to It. The fire depart
meat came out and in attempting to ex
tinguish the ffsums found the negro, whose
laxly was roosted in the burning building.
The wounded girl is not expected to re
cover. _ _ _ _____
Washington, Kept. 15, (Since the issue
of the circular of Aug •'! last inviting pro
posals to sell 4jyj per omit. Ixmds tothx gov
eminent. the proposals have aggregated
.|j.iG.7Ul. and of this amount *ili,.Vsi,(S)
bonds have been |Xiri ha*od by the Treasury.
From compulations made in the Treasury
Department It is estimate I that by tbrau
JHjrdwMM* the government has saved over
U.IMI.IAW ill inis rest on Gt Per coal, boss',
FAIR ENDS A FEUD.
The Senator Becomes President of a
San Francisco, Sept. 15.—Great promi
nence is given by local newspapers to tbe
chauges announced in the directory of the
Nevada Bank, by whioh ex-Bonator James
(1. Fair agaiu becomes a prominent stock
holder and accepts the Presidency of the
bank in place of J. C. Flood, who retires
though remaining as a director. Accord
ing to published accounts, the change was a
natural outcome of the recent big wheat
deal. Senator Fair retired from the
bank several years ago and the
business relations between him nnd Messrs.
Maekey and Flood were not supposed to lie
cordial, though any personal disagreements,
if there were any, were removed a few days
ago when negotiations were entered into for
Mr. Fair’s return to the bank. Senator Fair
recently sold his South Pacific Const rail
road to the Southern Pacific Company nnd
is supposed to have been well equipped
financially to take the controlling interest
in the hank.
A HBSCI.T OF THK WHEAT DEAL.
The Post says: “That this announce
ment created some surprise in business
circles is but mildly stating the case, as the
street knew perfectly well that between Mr.
Fair ami his ex-partners there was some
thing in the nature of a
savage feud, and especially be
tween Messrs. Fair and Mackey, who
is credited with having publicly made some
not very Mattering allusions about Fair and
liis characteristics. Other rumors, which
had almost drowned themselves in the sea
of s|>e< ulation, floated up and help'd to give
weight to the theory that the Nevada
Bank, or rather Messrs. Flood nnd
Mackay, were financially embarrassed,
and were paying high as
J per cent, l’or loans, and have even borrow
ed collateral on which to seettro loans. The
troubles of the Nevada bank have iieen
brought about, it is universally admitted;
by the late financiering in the wheat deal.
This fact Senator Fair, in an interview vas
terday, virtually admitted.”
PIERCED BY THE GRIM ARCHER.
Green B. Beard and James Barron
. Hope Dead.
Salem, Va., Sept. 15.—C01. Green B.
Beard, President of the trustees of Roanoke
College, and of the Farmers’ National Bank,
of Salem, died here to-day after a week’s
illness, aged 72 years.
JAMES IIAHKON HOPE DEAD.
Norfolk, Va , Sept. 15.—James Barron
Hope, editor and founder of the Norfolk
Landmark, and a distinguished poet, died
suddenly this evening of heart disease, at
his home in this city. He was born March
22, 1829, and was a grandson of the late
Coni. James Barron, of the United States
navy, and for throe years before the
war was Secretary to his uncle,
Con - . Samuel Barron, of the United States
Navy. Educated to the profession of law,
ho practiced a few years, and wh t >. the war
broke out enlisted In the Confederate army
and obtained the rank of captain. After
the war Capt. Hope became a newspaper
oditor, awl successively edited the Norfolk
Day Hank and the Norfolk Virginian , and
in 1873 founded the Norfolk Landmark, at
which journal he was the head when he
died. He has published a number of prose
and poetical writings of marked merit, and
ho won an enviable reputation as a poet and
journalist. His mind was remarkable for
its analytical and logical powers. He will bo
liest remembered by his poem delivered
upon the occasion of the Yorktown Centen
nia) in 1881. Capt. Hope delivered an ode
upon the unveiling of the equestrian statue
of George Washington in the year 1858 nt
Richmond, and n few weeks ago he received
an invitation from Gov. Lee, of Virginia,
representing the committee upon the
laying of the corner stone of the
Lee monument in Richmond on Oct 27,
next, to deliver the dedicatory jsiem. This
invitation he accepted, and yesterday
finished his |>oem. Capt. Hope was at his
office, as usual, tills afternoon, and appeared
to lie in unusually gixsl spirits. For two
years he had decupled the position of
Huperintendent of Schools for this city, and
hod lain iris 1 zealously for the advancement
and improvement of all classes, botli white
and colored. His sudden death has created
profound sorrow and grief in this and the
neighboring city of Portsmouth.
BLUE AND GRAY.
Forty Thousand People at the Ex-Con
federate Reunion it) Missouri.
Hr. Louis, Mo., Sept. 15.—The ex-Con
federato reunion at Mexico, Mo., was at
tended by a large number of soldiers yes
terday who represented either side of the
conflict. About 40,000 people gathered in
the little city of 7,000 and overflowed its
corporate limits, but accepted of its bounti
ful hospitality. The parade, with the vet
erans of the successful side on the right of
the line, societies and militia following, and
the army of “Johnnies” bringing up the
rear, opening the exercises of the day. Ban
ners of the President were flaunted to the
breeze on the side streets, but on the lino
of march these were conspicuously absent.
In the grove, at the north of tho city,
100 cattle had been barbecued, and when
the procession broke ranks the meat was
served to the visitors at a large table con
venient to the moat pita. In the uftornoou
orations were delivered by prominent poli
ticiuns, who found words of praise for both
sides, and a cause to fight for worthy of
either. All the speeches were tem
pered to suit the representatives of both
sides. The reunion will close to-day.
James Met 'uliough was elected President.
Col. W. C. P. Breckenridge made a speech,
in whioh he said that lie wus proud to have
hail tbe honor of meeting the Union heroes,
who wero as brave as the Southern heroes.
A number of ex-Union soldiers worn pres
ent, and Hie reunion was in every way a
success. Arrangements were made toward
assisting disabled ex-Confoderates in this
GEORGE’S NEWSPAPER CRAZE.
Aided by Dr. McOlynn He "Will Start
One in Each City.
Washington, Hept. 15.—The Post to
morrow, on authority of Representative
Byrne, of Pennsylvania, who has just re
turned from New York, will publish a state
ment that Henry George nnd Dr. McGlyim
propose to establish a daily newspaper in
earn of tiie large cities of tho country to
advocate the interests of the working
men. Dr. McGiyim, it is said, is
not enthusiastic over tiie scheme, regurjling
it as impracticable, but Mr. George is re
ported as saying that by u system of co
<>|ieralioii the paper* can be made successful
and can contain all the news without the
assistance of the regularly organized Proas
Association. He is also enurim-nt. that the
money necessary for tho enterprise can Is)
Oil Dealers Fail,
New York, Hmt, 15. Tbe firm of
Thomas J. Pop-A Bros,, dealers in oils,
lias mails an assignment to Hamijsl A.
Briggs. The ttr in, whose place of Libitum*
is No. 91 Pearl street, was rated at from
to fddb.O'Ki, but the Liabilities ns
said to ha uiuui, larger.
I PRICE SID ( YEAR. I
j 5 CEATS A COPY, f
PROTECTING TIIE PEOPLE
THE MARIETTA AND NORTH GEOR
GIA CAN’T EXTEND.
Consideration of the Bill Indefinitely
Postponed by the House- A Long
Debate Before tbe Conclusion was
Reached The State’s Georgia Rail-
Road Stock to be Sold.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 15. —In the Senate
to-day Mr. Roberta presented a memorial
from the Methodist Conference at Bruns
wick, which was read. It wns in the na
ture of a petition requesting the passage of
inws preventing the desecration of the Sab
bath, with special reference to railroad and
Mr. Pringle introduced a bill to amend
section 1374 of the Code of 1882, in reference
to selling spirituous liquors near the State
The following bills passed:
A bill to lie entitled an act to change the
time of holding the fail term of the Supe
rior Court of Union county.
A bill to incorporate the town of Kenne
*aw in Cobb county.
A bill to incorporate the town of Rwaina
boro, in the county of Emanue).
A resolution for the relief ot' E. E. Pollock,
tax collector of Pulaski county, for failure
to make a proper settlement with the Comp
troller General of tho State.
A hill to authorize the mayor and council
of tiie town of Thoinasville, to issue bonds
of said town, tho question of bonds or no
bonds having first r>een submitted to the
qualified voters of said town.
A bill to amend the several acts of Pal
metto. in Campbell county, by providing
for the wo.-king of the streets in said town,
the collection of taxes, and for fixing tho
salarios of its officer* and for other purposes.
In the House.
In the House to-day the special order was
the bill of Mr. Howell, of Fulton, to amend
the charter of the Marietta and North (leor
gia railroad so os to permit its extension to
Mr. Glenn, of Whitfield, moved an indefi
Mr. Tate, of Pickens, hoped tho hill would
be passed. It would tie a great benefit to
tiie people of ins section, and it was their
desire that the bill be considered favorably.
He was not asking the passage of the bill or
account of the Marietta and North Georgia
railroad, but he was asking it on account of
the great benefit that would accrue to the
people of North Georgia. If the Legislature
ever intends to grant the charter, now is
the time. It will lie granted sometime.
Mr. Howell, of Fulton, in advocating the
bill said lie did not believe that aJiy argu
ment was necessary to convince the mem
bers of the House of the justness of this
measure. We are naked to extend this line
from Marietta to Atlanta, ami it sliall not
in any way come in contact with the West
ern and Atlantic railroad.
The Marietta anil North Georgia Railroad
was probably ten years of age, and it was
built by 250 convicts donated by the
Htate. The road bail outgrown itself, and
now they ask the privilege to extend it. Tha
effects upon the Western and Atlantic rail
road would he small, as it would only come
into contact with it from Mnriettu to At
lanta. Tiie House granted, by an almost
unanimous vote, the privilege to the East
Tennessee railroad to ouild to Rome.
HARBINGERS OF PROSPERITY.
Mr. Bray, of Fulton, followed in a Rpeech
in favor of the bilk Ha wished that every
county in Georgia had a railroad. Tha
Nort.fi western Btates were cut into pieces by
numerous, roadfl which had caused them so
much universal iirotqierity. The extension
of the rood would give the people of North
(reorgia an outlet. He wanted competition.
In every deportment of life* competition is
necessary. The bill laments the northern
jKirtion of Georgia. The representatives
along tho line asked that the measure lia
passed. Whatever benefits one portion of]
the State redounds to the benefit of all
otilers. He appealed to the House to vote
down the motion to indefinitely postpone,
and to consider tho question fairly.
Mr. Ham, of Hall, spoke in fuvor of tha
Mr. Perry, of Gilmer, thought it due hist
section that the people lie heard. His people
would he sorry to hear that the gentleman
from Whitfield was op[sising the measure.
It. wns useless to argue the necessity of tbo
bill. His county bml been without a rail
road until 1884, when the Marietta and
North Georgia was extended fifty-four
miles. He hoped the House would grant!
this extension in deference to the wishes of
the people who ore to tie affected by it.
WILL INJURE THE STATE ROAD.
Mr. Berner, of Monroe, opposed the bill
because it would injure tiie State road.
The Htate road occupies a tremendous posi
tion to-day. Only a few weeks ago when
the Governor called the attention of tha
Legislature to the faet t lint some action
should be taken regarding the sale or lease,,
we also received with universal disapproba
tion a letter claiming betterments by th*
lessees. If you pass this Mil you necessa
rily reduce the earnings of tiie Htate road.
He saw the evil the I-egislature committed
In chartering the East Tennessee road, and
was now to be seen as a grievous mistake.
Mr. Felton, of Bibb, said: “Tho people of
Knoxville have rained 11250,000 in aid of this
road. They realized the benefit of the road
and wanton It extended, and all that the peo
ple along the line are asking is the same favor
of the Ixigislature that has been granted
other portions of Georgia. The extension
of the rood will result in a great material
benefit to a certain section, nnd would
thereby boa holp to the whole Htate.”
. GOOD RESULTS.
He thought the building of tho East Ten
nessee and Georgia road had lieen Ja very
great benefit to the Htate, for in one in
stance alone that he knew of it had saved an
nually to the people of Bibb county $500,000.
The Htate of Georgia done hail no more for
tbe Marietta and North Georgia railroad
than for the other roads. She hail aided
tbe Macon and Brunswick by $1,000,000
gave $750,000 to the Atlantic and Gulf rail
road. $300,000 by indorsements of Linds to
the “Northeastern, and $300,000 to tbs
North and South road.
Mr. Lamar, of Richmond, fnvorod the
hill, and was surprised ut the opposition to
it. On the motion to indefinitely postpone,
the vote was 70 yeas to 00 nays.
The House held an afternoon session for
reading bills the second time.
The House Finance Committee has re
ported favorably the resolution of Mr. Hor
rel, of Webster, to tell the States 18ii share*
of (ieorgia railroad stock and apply tha
proceeds tit the public debt, maturing Jan.
1, ’(fit. This stock is now worth 197.
Sentenced for Burglar)-.
Pensacola. Fla., Hept. 15.—Alvin
House, a colored servant working on tb*
premise* of (.'apt. Thomas W. Hutchinson,
adjoining that of Walter J Acosta, took
advantage of the latter family's absence
from their residence, on Tuesday evening,
and entered their dwelling, inaking away
with sls in money and *v*‘al valuabl*
oiticles of jeaelry. On Wednesday tho
thief won captured, when lie was tried ami
aenteiKssf by the Escambia county Criminal
Oort to two years in the Htata's priauu.
The prisoner plead guilty to tile ir'gq