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CHOLERA OFF NEW YORK
A BADLY INFECTED STEAMER
FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Several Deaths at Sea on the Voyage
to this Country The Vessel and
Those on Board in Quarantine-But
Little Danger of the Plague Spread
New York, Sept. 33. — The steamship Ale
sia, which arrived below last night,from Mar
seilles and Naples, with 600 passengers, has
Asiatic cholera aboard. Eight of the pas
sengers died on the passage, and on her ar
rival at quarantine the health officers found
four oases aboard. He has sent tho Alesia
and her crew to West Bank in the lower
Bay. The Alesia loft Marseilles Aug. 30,
and Naples Sept. 80. She Is consigned to
James A. Elwell & Cos.
HOW THE PEST SHOWED ITSELF.
On Sept. 13, Lingi Maria, a steerage
passenger, was taken sick and died.
On Sept. 15 another steerage passenger,
aged 38, was taken sick and died on the
A sailor, aged 40, died on the fol
lowing day, in less than twenty
four horn's, from the time he was taken
On Sept. 17 a sailor aged 30 was taken
sick. He died on Sept. lit.
A steerage passenger aged 21 died on
A steerage passenger aged 47 died on
NOT CHOLERA VICTIMS.
Another aged 41 was taken sick before
coming on board, and died on Sept. 22,
probably of bronchitis.
Another aged 50 was also sick at the time
of coming on board, and died on Sept. 32,
though without any symptoms of cholera.
All the above were buried at sea.
The Alesia is now in the lower bay. Her
sick passengers will be transferred to the
Swinburne Island Hospital. All the re
maining passengers will be transferred to
Hoffman Island for observation. The ship
will remain in the lower bay until she has
been thoroughly fumigated and cleansed.
FUMIGATING PASSENGERS AND BAGGAGE.
A vast amount of baggage on board the
Alesia was taken off the steamer to Hoff
man's Island. The baggage and passengers
were placed in one of the large hospitals and
subjected to vigorous fumigation with sul
phur. As fast as the passengers and baggage
were fumigated they were transferred to
the immense hospital building which stands
about a hundred feet distant. Every
thing was done to avoid all chance
of future ravages of the disease. The
steamer was also subjected to thorough dis
infection and cleansing. The water in her
tanks was emptied, and they were filled
with clean croton water. The disinfectant
used in the ship was also sulphur. In a day
or two the Alesia will be in shape to be
transferred from her place in the lower
Bay to Brooklyn, but the crew
and passengers according to the health
officer, will have to remain on the island for
a week, at least. The time is indefinite, de
pending upon developments.
NATURE OF THE DISEASE.
The diseas j is of a hibernating nature.
The germs would live through the winter
and develop in the spring. Two of those
who were sick appeared to be improving
somewhat. Many of the people who were
on board the Alesia undoubtedly fled from
the epidemic which is now raging in Italy
Steamers which hereafter arrive from
Mediterranean ports will be subjected to
very close examination by tho health officer.
The steamer India, which arrived off quar
antine tnis afternoon from Palermo, Naples
and Messina was closely examined
for cholera cases. None were found, how
ever. Tlio India's bill of health from
Naples, signed by Edward Camphausen,
Urated States Consul, states that there are
many cases of cholera at Naples and vicini
ty. Seventy per cent, of the cases are fatal.
The Palermo bill of health, signed by
United States Consul Philip Carroll, states
the death rate there to lie fifteen a day.
The Messina bill of health, signed by
United States Consul Wallace 8. Jones,
Mated that there are two new cases of
cholera a day on an average in that city.
The India sailed for Naples Aug.
31, two days later than the
Alesia. Many Italians who had
friends on the Alesia were making anxious
inquiries during the day at the office of the
Fanre line. An anxious throng were down
tit quarantine asking for inf ormation about
their friends or relatives.
President Bay lee, of the Health Board, is
not at ail alarmed over ihe outbreak of
cholera upon tho Alesia.
TOO LATE IN THE SEASON.
He says it is too late in the season to wor
ry. The department is in good shape to
deal with the disease. In the event of an
epidemic the board would have $50,000 at
tneir command. The present health board
was organized to meet the epidemic of 1866.
The scourge had visited New York
in 185* and 1840 and in 1854-55.
The last visitation aided in the discovery of
the true nature of the disease and dread
gave way to a calmer view. Nevertheless,
the news in November, 1805, of the arrival
of a cholera ship from Havre caused con
sterna don. Htriet quarantine work kept
the disease out, but the following April
brought half a dozen steamships with
ghastly DEATH LISTS.
Tho Virginia was fli-st with thirty-one
oholer a dead, followed by the England with
250 deaths out of 1,200 passengers. The lat
ter arrived April 20, 1 Ah>. Ten days later
the first case occurred in New York. In
that year the disease killed 1,212 persons in
tnis oity, and was the last visitation.
I)K. HAMILTON NOTIFIED.
Washington. Kept. 23.—Burgeon Gen
fril Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Ser
vice, has received a dispatch from New
Y oi l; confirming the press report of the nr
rival there of the steamship Alesia with
cholera on board. His telegram merely an
nounced the facts in the case as published
without making a request for government
ns istance. and it is thought, the quarantine
authorities of New York feel confident of
their ability to stamp out the
disease without asking help of the
United Htate* health officers. Dr. Stoner,
°f the Marine Hospital Service, says that
no authority is vented in the bureau to in
terfere in State quarantine affairs unless n
request comes from the health officers of the
Ktate for assistance. New York, he say*,
rasa very large und efficient Quarantine
■i-ard, fully ahie, in his opinion, to gruople
successfully with the exigencies of the occa
Earthquakes In Cuba.
Havana, Kept 23.—A severe shock of
**rthauak* was felt In Rantiago d* Cuba to-
JJy, the vibrations lasting half a minute,
'his was followed an hour later by two
othsi shook*, nut which were of lues In
tensity, Two persons ware injured and
tom* houses were damaged. Knock* w*r
•'“'fell In Guantanamo and Manzunllio and
*** hoigsu.u, Jamaica
<Ehf ittarnina ffrito#.
EASING THE- MONEY MARKET.
The Financial Outlook Growing Bright
er Every Day.
Washington, Sept. 23.—Treasury offi
cials note with satisfaction the reception by
the financial world of yesterday's circular.
It is especially gratifying to them to learn
that the public is willing to part with
4 per cent, bonds at the price offered
by the department. Before noon to-day
Acting Secretary Thompson received offers
to sell bonds, a majority of them 4 per cent.,
to the amount of $1,000,000. In addition to
this, offers made by local banks, on their
own account and acting as agents for out
of-town firms, have been received at the
public money’s division of the department,
to an amount not at present ascertainable.
A BRIGHTER OUTLOOK.
Altogether the outlook is regarded at the
Department as much brighter, aud the be
lie! is freely expressed that tho danger of a
money panic has been averted, at least for
the present, by the last action of
Acting Secretary Thompson. Other
encouraging features they say are
found in the daily statement
of the government’s receipts and expendi
tures. They show that since the middle of
the month, about $2,500,000 have been dis
bursed on account of pensions. The appa
rent surplus for the month is thus left at
$14,500,000, but none of the bond purchas
es are taken into account in this daily state
A SMALL SURPLUS.
If deductions are made on this account
and for prepayments of interest the surplus
receipts for so much of the month of Sep
tember as has expired will be reduced to
something like $5,000,000. The aggregate
amount of bonds purchased by the
Treasury Department to-day, under the
terms of the circular of yes
terday was $1,835,050, of which $1,044,000
were 4 per cent, and $791,650 4J£ per cent,
bonds. Of the total $322,700 was offered
and purchased after 3 o’clock. Applications
for prepayment of interest on $250,1)00 reg
istered bonds were received at the Treasury
totday, making the total to date $95,812,150.
FAIRCHILD IN HIS OFFICE.
Secretary Fairchild returned to Washing
ton, from Stockbridgs, Mass., late last night.
He called early at tho White House and had
a long talk with the President about mat
ters of the day. Later he went over to the
Treasury, ami, after consultation with Act
ing Secretary Thompson, returned to his
office to look after his mail and other per
sonal matters. He will remain in the city
but a day or two. and will not during his stay
assume the formal duties of his office. When
seen by an Associated Press reporter this
afternoon the Secretary looked the picture
of good health, and did not appear to feel
very anxious respecting the financial situa
tion. He said that he found the business of
the department in good shape upon his re
turn. All that had been done relative
to bond purchases met with his
approval, and he had been fully
advised in advance of the intention
to issue the last circular. Whether the
measures adopted by tho government to
meet the emergency in the financial world
would be effectual could only be told from
subsequent events. VV hen asked If he ex
pected that all of the $14,000,000 set apart
for the purchase of bonds would be paid
out before the expiration of the time fixed
in the circular the Secretary replied
that he could not venture an
opinion. Secretary Fairchild intends to go
over to New York in a day or two to wit
ness the international yacht race. He ex
pects to return to Washington by the end
of next week, and will remain here during
the President’s absence on his Western and
Secretary Fairchild thinks the circular
has already shown its wisdom. He thinks
it is just what could be and should have
been done by the government. He con
siders it adequate. He does not think
further appeals for relief will be made to
the Treasury Department, but he thinks the
appeals that will be made to the next Con
gress when it meets will be both
urgent and vigorous. He considers
the prospects of revenue reduction
excellent. In his annual report to
Congress he will reiterate the recommenda
tions made in tho report of the Secretary of
the Treasury last year in favor of a speedy
and adequate reduction of the revenue, espe
cially by the reduction of the war tariff
taxes on raw materials and the necessi
ties of life.
NO INTEREST IN THE ISSUE.
The Government Declines to Permit
Its Name Used in a Suit.
Washington, Sept. 23.—Acting Secre
tary Muldrow to-day denied the application
of the Alabama Lind Company, successor
to the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad
Company, asking permission to use the
name of the United States in a
proposed suit for trespass against
the Alabama Lumber Company. Tho
act of trespass for which damages are
claimed, consisted, it is alleged, in the latter
company going upon certain lands, which
had been selected by the State of Alabama
under the grant for the benefit of the rail
road company and unlawfully cutting and
removing therefrom large quantities of val
uable timber. The application is denied
upon the ground that the government has
no interest in the issue.
TRAVELING FOR A SONG.
The Mobile and Ohio Road Gives a
Round Trip Rate of $5.
St. Louis, Sept. 23.—The Mobile and
Ohio railroad has made a big cut in rates in
its territory, making a round trip rate of
$5 from Atlanta, Chattanooga and sur
rounding points to St. Louis and lc.
tier mile over the rest of its line.
It, is claimed that this was done because the
Louisville and Nashville made a rate inde
i.endently of the other roads. The Mobile
and Ohio may have difficulty in maintain
iiig this rate.'as it is said that the Louisville
and Nashville will exact regular rates over
part of their road used by the Mobile and
Ohio. The regular rate one way is sl7 50.
Tickets are good until Oct. 5. and
returning until Oct. 2*.
ARCHBISHOP LEROY DEAD.
Chateau Giron, Franco, tho Scene of
New Orleans, Sept. 23. —A cable dis
patch received here announces the death to
day at Chateau Giron, France, of the Most
Rev. F. X. Leroy, Archbishop of the
diocese of New Orleans. He was
consecrate! Bishop of Natchitoches
in April 1677, and wa* appointed coadju
tor to the Archbishop in October 1879. H>‘
was promoted to the See of New Orleans in
December 1*63. on the death of Archbishop
Perche. Hi* province included the State*
of Alabama. Arkansan, Louisiana, Miasia
ippi and Texas Archbishop Leroy bad no
Killed His Daughter and Himself.
Haverhill, Mask, Kept, 23, -J, B. Ah
l*>t s widower t* year* of age, hnt and
kilted hi* daughter, Mrs. Mamie K. Cum
niing*. this evening and then shot end killed
titmaxif. H* we* drunk
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1887.
A HURRICANE IN TEXAS.
GREAT DAMAGE DONE PROPERTY,
AND CROPS RUINED.
Brownsville in the Teeth of the Wind
Monster- Hundreds of Houses Loft
in Ruins-The Blow Worse than Its
Predecessors —lt was not Unex
Galveston, Sept. 23.— A special to the
News from Brownsville says: “A cyclone
visited Brownsville Wednesday night, car
rying destruction in its path. The rain ac
companying the storm deluged the country
for miles. The loss in property and crops
is very great, but it cannot yet bo estimated.
Thus far no lives are reported lost.
Tho village of Santa Curz opposite
Brownsville, was entirely submerged for
seveal hours. The Rio Grande rose rapidly,
aud raged like a sea, and the back water
over flowed many miles of fertile country.
The wind reached a velocity of over eighty
miles an hour, blowing a jierfeet huricane
for a couple of hours. The rain
fall during Wednesday night
by actual measurement reached ten
inches. The floods did almost as much
damage as the wind. Hardly a tree is left
standing in the vicinity of tho city, and sov
eral hundred acres of valuable sugar cane
was blown flat to earth. The roof of the
Masonic Hall was carried away. Scantlon’s
large warehouse was demolished. Many
private residences were unroofed and had
their contents ruined by the heavy rain.
Many Mexican families, whose frail houses
were toppled over, were cared for by citi
zens anil comfortably lodged in public build
ings. Telegraph wires are prostrated, and
the extent of the damage south and west of
here along the Rio Grande is not yet
A HEAVY RAIN AT LAREDO.
A special from Laredo, Tex., to the News
says: "A phenomenally heavy rain has
fallen all day between Salido river and
Lampasas, Mex. Great damage has
been done to the Mexican
National railway track, half a mile of
which is washed out. Several wooden
bridges have also been carried away. Traffic
will be, interrupted for some time. It has
rained every day for the past week in this
section, Grass and water were never more
plentiful between the Nueces and Rio
A REGULAR VISITOR.
Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 33. —Hurri-
canes appear to have become regular visi
tors Pi this coast. Night before last another
made a destructive descent upon the two
cities of Brownsville and Matamoras. Just
about a year and a day had passed since the
chubasco of 1886 and the remainder of tho
funds collected for the relief of the suffer
ers by the storm was being distributed when
the threatening signs of the approach of an
other of these awful visitors were noted.
The telegraph several days ago gave notice
of a hurricane southwest of Havana, which
was moving this way, and for two or three
days tho weather indications showed the ap
proach of the storm. Though the barome
ter and tide in the Gulf usually give warn
ing of coming bad weather, this storm gave
no indication of its immediate approach.
ARRIVAL OF THE MONSTER.
At 9 o’clock Tuesday evening, the norther
that had been blowing for several days in
creased in fierceness with heavy gusts of
rain and in a short time the hurricane was
on the town in its full force, the wind reach
ing tn the height of the storm a velocity of
seventy-eight miles an hour. All
night long it continued howling,
being mingled now and then
with the crash of a falling house, the sound
of falling trees, the rattling of fences as
they went over or the shouts of those de
serting their crumbling residences or im
ploring aid. Morning dawned on a scene of
desolation. Water filled the streets through
which the roaring north wind drove the rain
like great volleys of small shot. Fallen
trees, the ruins of houses and fallen fences,
all half submerged in water rendered
passage difficult, and at times dangerous.
AN OMINOUS LULL.
At 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon the wind
lulled, and there was almost a dead calm
until 4:30 o’clock, when the wind came from
the south. This shows that the velocity of
the hurricane, ns was the case in those of 1880
and 1886, passed directly over this section.
About 9 o’clock at night the wind again l>e
came violent, coming this time from the
south, and continued until this morning,
when the hurricane may be sa’d to have
ceased. The duration of the storm may be
safely calculated at thirty-five hours. The
wind was from the northeast, veering to the
northwest at the beginning and from the
southwest during the latter half. The
rainfall was very heavy, being 10.40
inches. The average temperature was
73°. The velocity of the wind, while it
registered greater than that of the hurri
cane of last year, did not appear to show its
force during sudden gusts. The diameter of
the storm was much greater, ami its dura
tion was longer than either of that of 1886
FORCE OF THE WIND.
gThe force was greater than that of the blow
of the former year, but not so great, as that
of 1880. The fact that the bulk of the
people were better prepared for its coming,
ami that the weaker buildings had been
swept away by the storm of last
year was the only reason tor Us
not being more destructive. The
damage in the country outside of the two
cities i.s incalculable. Countless cattle ami
sheep have been lost and crops of cotton,
corn and sugarcane are completely pros
trated and destroyed. One rancher on a
small place calculates his loss in cottou
alone at $20,000, and many others aie
equally heavy losers. The total of the losses
will be far beyond $1,000,000.
POOR PEOPLE THE CHIEF LOSERS.
In Brownsville the chiof sufferers were
among the poor. Bet ween sixty and eighty
jaeols, or clua; *T classes of dwellings, have
been blown down, and fully 300 have been
part mil v unroofed and rendered unin
habitable. Almost all of the latter
class of houses leaked. Mr. Raphael’s
magnificent residence and elegant
furniture were badly damaged,
and many otheiw suffered similarly. Large
numbers of fence* were blown down, and al
most every fence was more or less damaged.
Magnificent shade trees were scattered in
fragments or overturned. A barge and a
■team Munch nt the ferry landing were
sunk. The boats of tho Ferry Company
were saved with great, difficulty.
The telegraph wire to Point Isabel is
down, and it. is not known how thinpt are
there. There were in port two vessels, the
schooners Henrietta and Mignette.
There is great suffering among the poor,
many of whom are without resources.
Sheriff Brito lias sunwed many families,
but it !.. still possible to aid only a portion
of th'ixe In need. The river is again very
high and overflowing Its Iwtiks.
In Matamoras the narrow streets during
the storm were less of water, from ankle to
nearly hip deep. Even ill the more central
parte of town the street*are all encumbered
with debris. About a dozen Irenes of the
bet l*r * 'lmm mi id fully hVlor Jut)Jacob were
prostrated, whilu from tOO to 500 were uu
roofed or shattered. Public buildings and
stores and the better class of dwellings
leaked like selves and are all afloat. Fences,
trees, etc., suffered in all parts of the city.
IN THE LAGOON DISTRICT.
The unfortunate lagoon district, south of
Plaza del Capilla is again inundated. A
large portion of tho houses have fallen. Tho
water was from knee to waist deep, from
12 o’clock Tuesday night to noon yesterday.
Tho police commanded by Capt. Oil Vas
miez, troops ordered out by Brigadier Gen.
Vela, and many citizens engaged in saving
the inhabitants and their effects.
w oinwi and girls were crouched on beds
in scanty attire. They were obliged to en
ter tho dark waters and face the driving
gusts of wind and rain until conveyed BtH)
or 400 yards to a place of safety. The
force of the wind precluded the use of car
riages in taking them out. More damage
appears to have been done in
the Freeport district than in
that toward San Fernando gate
or Casa Mata. The public school buildings
are full of refugees, and tho authorities are
doing all in their power for them. Among
the merchants, goods have been generally
damaged by water. The suffering in the
town and country is generally severe. At
the railroad station several sheds were
blown down, and the line was reported in
undated at several points.
THE LOSS OVER $1,000,000.
New Orleans, La., Sept. 23.— A Rpecial
to the Times-Democrat, from Brownsville.
Tex., gives a full account of tho fearful
storm thore and at Matamoras. The dam
age in that section is estimated at $1,000,000.
In Brownsville seventy small houses were
blown down and 300 others were unroofed
and rendered unfit for occupation.
In Matamoras a dozen houses of the lietter
class and from 150 to 200 small houses were
prostrated by the wind, while from 100 to
500 others were unroofed.
In the country on the American side of
tho river incalculable damage was done.
Countless heads of cattle and sheep were
lost and crops of cotton, corn and sugar
cane were completely prostrated and de
PRYOR FOR THE ANARCHISTS.
He Thinks Capt. Black Has Made Some
New York, Sept. 23.— Capt. Black, who
arrived from Chicago last night, was at tho
office of Gen. Roger A. Pryor at 11 o’clock
this morning to present the case of the con
demned Anarchists to the lawyer with a
view to carrying the case to the United
States Supreme Court. Gen. Pryor had
said that he would not connect himself with
the management of the case, at least
until he was made thoroughly
acquainted with it. The consultation lasted
until 1:45 o’clock. When Capt. Black came
from the lawyer’s sanctum, his face was
wreathed in smiles. He would only say,
however: “I have won Gen. Pryor over,
having explained everything to his satisfac
tion, and convinced him of the justness of
OKN. PRYOR CONFIDENT.
Gen. Pryorsaid: "lam convinced that the
points taken by Capt. Black are excellent,
and that an application for a writ of error
will be granted. Ido not see how the appli
cation can be refused, and we shall not lose
a moment in carrying the case to Washing
ton. I say we, for lam now connected
with the case. lam confident that we shall
obtain a writ in time to prevent the execu
tion of the condemned men. In nty judg
ment, formed from Capt. Black’s notes,
the records will show so many errors that
no great exertion will be necessary for us to
win. The unexpected may happen, of course,
but I have no fears.”
PARSONS’ WIFE ARRESTED.
Chicago, Sept. 23. —Lucy Parsons, wife
of the condemned Anarchist, was arrested
yesterday afternoon for violating the city
ordinance against distributing hand bills on
the streets. She was requested by an
officer to desist but refused, replying that
she was "amenable to the laws.” A great
crowd followed tho policeman and his pris
oner to the station. There she offered
her circulars to every one, not excepting
Police Captain O’Donnell. Continuing to
refuse to stop distributing tile circulars she
was locked up. The penalty for her offense
is a fine of not loss than $5 rior more than
sls. The circulars were copies of Parsons’
address to the public, published in yester
Mrs. Parsons was subsequently released
on bail, a deposit of $25 to secure her ap
pearance having been made by the editor of
the Albeiter Zeitung.
END OF THE COMMISSION FIGHT.
Commissioner Pearson Issues the For
New York, Sept. 23. —The war between
the trunk lines and Chicago, Rock Island
and Pacific railroad ended to-day, when
Commissioner Pearson’s order directing four
roads to place the tickets of the Western
line on sale took effect. The agreement
proposed by the trunk line* required the
railroad company to pay no com
missions to agents in trunk line territory.
The proposals of four of the seven
pool roads —the New York Central, West
Shore, Erie, and Baltimore and^Oldo —were
accepted by the Rock Island Company, but
those of the Jxickawnnna, Pennsylvania and
Ontario and Western were not. Railroad
men doubt if the Hock Island people would
accept any terms for the Pennsylvania real
because of an old grudge. The trunk lines
held out for two months, but finally yielded
by advice of counsel. The order of the com
missioner is purely formal.
GIVING UP ILL-GOTTEN GAINS,
Men Who Profited by the Boodle
Gang’s Vcniality Disgorge.
Chicago, Sept. 28.—Elisha A. Robinson,
a wholesale gi-ooer, whose testimony w as of
great value to the State in the boodle case*,
made restitution to Cook county yesterday
bv handing over $15,000. This sum, accord
ing to calculations which ore satisfactory to
the State’s attorney, makes the county
whole on account of commissions paid by
him to the boodle ring and hi* own profit*
from short weights and measures on goods
delivered at the insane asylum, infirmary
and hospital. Fever*! small contractors
••ailed on Attorney Orinnll yesterday and
figured out what they will have to refund.
Capt. John Freer, of the schooner Mar-h,
who is said to have assisted Boodler Me
Gartgle to escape to Canada, was arrested
this morning upon reaching this city. He
promptly gave bail in $4,000 and was re
Mississippi's Penitentiary Lessee* *
New Orleans, Sept. 33.—A special from
Jackson, Miss., to tho Times Demur rut
MVS: "Circuit Judge Wharton has rendered
■ division ou the points of law presented by
ths piss* of the sureties on the bond of the
(lenltentlsry lessee, slid sustain* the de
inuirer of the Attorney General on every
relwtantial mutter. This will doubtless re
suit in a Judgment for the State In the Cir
edit Court. The amount Involved L fao,
flute due the Huts by the penitentiary lessees
end their *ur#li**."
O’BRIEN PUT ON HIS TRIAL
HE IS CHEERED AT CORK AND AT
English Ladies In the Court Room Pre
sent Him with Bouquets The Excite
ment at Cork Results In a Free Fight
with the Police -Tone of London’s
Cork, Kept. 23. —William O’Brien who
is charged by the government with sedition
under the coercion act, was taken to-day
from Cork jail to Mitoliellstown, where the
alleged seditious language was used,to stand
tidal before the court there. As he left the
city under guard of a detachment of hussars
and police he was loudly cheered. Upon
tlielr arrival at Mitchi Ustown Mr. O’Brien
was received w ith tremendous cheering by
a large crowd which gathered to welcome
him. Tho crowd manifested great excite
ment but there were no indications of die
order. Mr. O’Brien was immediately con
veyed by his guards to the court room.
Many English Indies were present to wit
ness the trial und Mr. O'Brien was the
recipient of bouquets from a number of
POLICE AS WITNESSES.
When the case of Mr. O’Brien was opened
several policemen were called as witnesses
for tho government. They testified from
memory as to Mr. O’Brien’s language,
which they asserted tomb'd to incite his
listeners to violence. During the hearing
of this evidence a procession, armed with
sticks and headed by a wagon carrying a
band, marched into town from the country.
Tlie hussars stopped the wagon, but allowed
the other part or the procession to proceed.
The procession took up its position close to
the court room, but order was observed.
Constable Foley admitted that the notes
he made of what Mr. O’Brien said in his
speech were made the next morning and
from memory. Tho head Constable told
him to write a report. Ho was not asked
to produce the notes for many days after.
He could not swear that Mr. < i'Rrien spoke
in the order in which the words appeared
in his notes.
Mr. Harrington declared that a deliberate
attempt had lieen made to suppress Con
stable O’Sullivan’s report of Mr. O’Brien’s
A SHARP PASSAGE.
Mr. Carson said that the observation of
Mr. Harrington was a pure fabrication.
Mr. Harrington—You lie.
Magistrate Eaton—l cannot allow such
remarks here. If you repeat them you will
lie removed from the court.
Mr. Harrington (excitedly)—You uoed
not trouble yourself; I shall remove myself.
I shall have nothing more to do with such a
An excited crowd followed the car in
which Mr. O’Brien was taken back to
prison, hooting and yelling at the soldiers
who fixed their bayonets and proceeded.
Mr. Dillon and a number of priests pacified
A riot at cork.
London, Kept. 28. — During a meeting of
the National League in Cork last, evening a
crowd which had gathered outside the build
ing, in which the meeting was being held,
made an attack upon the rooms of the Prot
estant Young Men's Association. The police
charged the crowd, hut the mob continually
gamed fresh accessions and resisted, and a
tnelee occurred, the police using their ba
tons, and the crowd using stones. Tho con
llict continued until Mr. Tanner. Member
of Parliament, who was present at tho
league meeting, came out and implored
tho crowd to desist. After this the police
made another charge and dispersed the
crowd. Heveral constables were cut with
stones, and considerable glass was broken.
The Standard says that Mr. Davitt’s
prophesy that Irishmen would not, be fright
ened into respecting the law would have a
lietter chance of being fulfilled did not he
himself set an example of polite self-efface
ment which bodes well for peace. It is op
mrtuue, it says, that considerations of
health led him to transfer himself to the re
pose of American society.
Mr. Balfour’s secretary writes to point
out the inaccuracy of the eviction statistics
quoted by Mr. (fladstone on authority of
Mr. Mulnall as compiled from the British
I xml Randolph Churchill, speaking at
Whitley to-day, used the iollowing lan
guage: “The present Parliament is fairly
democratic, and is therefore strong. If it
were otherwise it would I*' unable to grap
ple firmly with the National League. The
obstruction encountered during the session
was due to Mr. Gladstone acting as leader
of the Parnellites.”
BIRMINGHAM’S RADICAL UNION.
Mr. Chamberlain presided to-<lay at a pri
vate meeting of the Birmingham Radical
Union. In a speech he said that he had
hoped that the feud in the Liberal ranks
would lieforc now have been removed, but
there was evidence on tho Glad*toman side
that such was not the case. He character
ized the Liberal Association'* condemnation
of government interference with meeting*
in Ireland as an impertinent absur
dity. It was the paramount duty
of the executive to enforce the law. and un
less the country supported the executive,
there would bo an end of social freedom.
The conflict was lietwoon the written law of
the land and the unwritten law of the Irish
National I/jague, and he hoiied that the for
nier would triumph. He iiellevcd
lliat the league wa* dying a natural death,
but ou account of arrant agitators, who e
living dejiended upon it, the organization
must lie expected to die hard. Regarding
the Mitohellstown affair, he said tmitou the
whole he thought that Hu police act and with
forbearance ami In a splendid munnor, not
firing until the barracks were stormed.
The government, he said, ought
to have proclaimed tho Mltchells
tnwn meeting. The Gladstone
Government had proclaimed 180 meetings,
while the present Government had pro
claimed only twelve. He thought the pres
ent G rnment rather blaniabie for their
extraoMfnary leniency. Tho G ladstonian*
were stumping the country on the Mitch•
ellstown affair, but were entirely dumb rc
gaoling the cruel murder of Constable
iVhelenan. Resolutions were passed based
upon Mr. Chamberlain's renutrs* and con
gratulating Mr. Chamberlain upon bis ap
pointment as a member of the Anglo-
American Fisheries Commission.
SCALDED WITH BOILING TEA.
Dublin, Sep - ., 23 —The agent of f’ol.
[topping, in Donegal, while attempting to
even a woman from her hovel to-day, was
m aided with boiling hot tea. A crowd that
hail assembled yelled ami groaned al tb>-
evictor* and was charge*! by the police sad
diMsised Several houses on tho estate
will bo leveled.
Baron Von Scbloezer at Rome.
Rome. Kept. 28.- Baron Von Mchloezer,
the Pi n*lan envoy to the Vatican, ha* re
turned to Rome. It 1* reported tliat he
bring* important proposal* from the gov
eminent* of Prussia and Marten for a revis
ion nt ttieir religious law* Tb Pope, In an
audience to-day, questioned Baron Von
Hrbloezer with great interest regarding the
health of the Crown Prions.
AN INSURANCE SWINDLE.
A Doctor Falsely Certifies That a Man
Paris, Sept. 211.—Dr. Costelman, a prom
inent radical extremist, has been arrested
on a charge of being an accomplice of a
German named Decherer in swindling En
glish insurance companies out of L 14.500.
Pooherer insured his life in favor of bis
mistress, and then procured a dead body
which I)r. t ’astolman certified to l>o the
body of Doohoivr. The mistress received
the amount of the insurance, and tied to
America in company with Decherer.
Anarchy at Stanley Falls.
Brussels, Sept. 23.—Advices received
from the Congo Free State show that an
areby prevails at Stanley Falls.
THE COMPANY NOT ALARMED.
The office of the Congo Free State has
received no abu'ming news from Stanley
Falls. Dispatches from the Congo are ex
peeled to arrive within a few days. The
last news received at the office was satisfac
tory. The officials say that even if the re
ports of Tippoo Tib’s difficulty with the
natives are true, the trouble would not
affect Stanley, bis expedition being several
days’ steamer journey from Stanley Falls.
Spanish Anarchists Arrested.
Madrid, Sept. 23. —Fifteen Anarchists
belonging to a secret society whose object
was arson and murder, have been arrested
at Grnmlma and Cardona.
A Drug- Clerk Given 17 Years and a
Fine of $20,800 for Selling Liquor.
Wichita, Kan., Sept. 23.—James A.
Stewart, of this city, was yesterday sen
tenced to seventeen years and four months
in the county jail and fined $20,800 with the
eosts of prosecution for violation of the
prohibition law. He was a clerk
m a West End drug store, and
pleaded guilty to an indictment containing
-,080 Counts at the same time as did Her
man. the proprietor of the place'. The latter
cannot bo found,ami it is thought that he has
left the country. The punishment imposed
upon Stewart is the heaviest ever given in
the State for violation of the liquor laws.
Staunton, Va., Sept,. 23. —The State
Prohibition conference met hern to-day.
()ne hundred ami forty delegates, about one
fourth colored, were present, representing
nine counties, and nine cities. Hon. T. E.
Taylor of Ijoudon, a member of the National
Prohibition Executive Committee, called
the conference to order, and In his opening
address declared that the third party was in
Virginia to slay.
Hon. \V. .1 Hhellhtirne, of Montgomery,
was elec tod temporary and perinunent
Chairman, and It. H. Bell, of Augusta, and
O. A. Smith, of Nottaway, Secretaries,
Short addresses were delivered bvJ. I/iyd
Thomas, State Organizer, and Rev. Young,
colored, and others. After the appointment
of committees the conference took a recess
until 2 o’clock. The delegations embrace
hitherto prominent leaders of both political
parties, and the conference is a determined
and intelligent looking Isxiy of men. The
utmost harmony and enthusiasm prevailed.
The evening session of the eonference was
principally occupied in discuiwing the plat
form. Objection was made to the intro
duction of any issue Rave prohibition, but
by an overwhelming majority the objection
was i >verrule<l, and the platform, as reported.
was adopted. The platform demands prohibi
tion of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic
beverages by the State and national laws,
and that such laws be vitalized by a party
based upon principle uncompromisingly
committed to their enforcement. It de
clares in favor of disfranchising
men who buy or sell votes, and
of restricting immigration; declares for
arbitration and the establishment
of a State Labor bureau to guard the safety
of miners ami manufacturing employes; fa
vors giving mechanics first lien; is uguinst
further granting of public land except to
settlers; favors the prevention of discrimi
nation against farmers, and of discrimina
tion in railroad rates; favors free schools
and the Blair bill and like measures.
ON THE STATE DEBT.
On the Htate debt it declares:
W • believe the Democratic and Republican
parties have used the State debt as n distracting
issue In State politics, and this shifting policy
has delayed Its settlement. We lielleve that a
(Inal settlement, mutually satisfactory to the
State and creditors can !>e inode, and all Icglsla
Lio> upon this matter should bo directed to that
The last, plank provides;
We believe existing boasism and corruption in
political methods, pm risen administration of
Stale ufTflirs and iniquitous interference In login
lotion by corporation and liquor lobbies have all
united to d'leat the interests of the common
wealth. We, therefore, call upon all good citi
zens to join an administration of public affairs
for the gisxl of the State rather than the benefit
THE PLAN OK ORGANIZATION.
'The plan of organization provides for a
central committee of 100 and an exoeutivo
committee of one for each Congressional
district. An executive committee; was
elected as follows; J. L. Russell
of Aecoinac, T. M. Rninsey of Norfolk,
J. R. Crenshaw of Rlohrm nd. J. A. Smith
of Nottnwny. J. M. pace of Danville, T. T.
Klshtmrne of Roanoke, M. M. Silent of
Rockingham, H. M. Foltny of Alexandria,
Dr. C. Bullard of Pulaski, J. W. Newton of
Staunton, and A. H. Fultz, at large.
After discussing measures to raise money
oud talking over the proposed establishment
of a Htate organ, the conference adjourned
GRAVEN HURSTS GLARE.
Every Business House in the Town
Gravenhi.’RßT, Ont., Sept. ‘23.—A terri
ble fire broke nut bei'e late lust evening,
which bid fair to wijie the town out of exist
ence. The Are originated in Mowrey’s foun
dry, at the north oml of town, and, aided by
a strong north wind, the north side of Main
street was soon completely swept. Every
business place In town was destroyed.
The loss will exceed $160,000.
The Insurance is unknown, but it is
small. There are no provisions in the town.
FREIGHT HANDS STRIKE.
Memphle and Charleston Conductors
and Brakemen the Onss Out.
Chattanooga, Tkn.n., Kept. 28.—The
freight conductors and hrakeman of the
Memphis and Charleston railroad have
gone out on a strike tax-ause of
a reduction of the tram crews and the re
fusal of t.ie company to advance the wages
ot the men now running trains. There is a
quiet movement on toot to extend a strike
over the whole East Tennessee system. No
freight trains are being run, except those
carrying nrrisliaM<- goods. The towns along
the line or tbernid are suffering much in
convenience on account of the strike.
o§ly Two Above Zero.
Kt. Paul. Minn., Kept. 33. — A special to
the IHonrtr /’restfrom Abercrombie,Mum.,
■eys: "A' old wave struck ibis piers last
night, and ft is now only V above aero."
I PRICE glO \ VEtR.I
I 5 CE.VTiS A COPV. f
EVERY BRANCH OF TRADE FEELS
Government Bond Purchases, How
ever, Create a Feeling of Hopeful
ness Only 1 Per Cent. Added to th.
Circulation by the Purchases—
Causes of the Little Pinch.
New York, Sept. 33. —R. G. Dun & Co.'s
review of trade for the week says:
The sudden change in the government *
policy brings hopefulness to the local money
market. Listening to anxious bankers and
operators, and unable to keep down the
surplus through weekly offers of 4! : per
cento, the Treasury proposed late Wednes
day night to take $14,000,000 of the 4 or
per cent bond* at named pri<-es and $3,500,000
wero taken on Thursday. The effect on the
sentiment, of the street was exceedingly
stimulating; possibly, indeed, too much
may be expected. The Treasury purchases
cannot entirely remove the consequen'-es of
short crop, harmful speculation, over-hasty
development, or the chance of active into
fixed capital. Wall street looks for the
whole of 814,000,000, but a large part, of the
bonds will come from the interior and th®
money will go thither.
WILL BE QUICKLY ABSORBED.
Much of it is wanted to meet commit
ments on new enterprises nnd may lie ab
sorbed. The speculative advance in prices,
which at once iiegau, will make more money
need to tarry the same stocks or products.
The country is now using outside th®
Treasury $1,323,000,0000f various kinds of
money, and a clear addition of
1 per cent would not go very far. But the
disbursement will not lie wholly an addition
of currency to the sum in use, because the
government, receipts exceed the regular ex
penditures by $2,000,000 or more each week.
The liest of it is that the Treasury has done,
and so may be expected to do, whatever it
can to avoid disturbaime. While money is
instantly made easier in Wall street, it
grows tighter throughout the interior.
EFFECTS OF ABSORPTION.
The effects of the absorption of capital in
building and rapid development are each
week felt more clearly. The change of tem
per here is, of course, not yet felt at dis
tant points. During tho past week the
Treasury has paid out $4,500,(100 more than
it has taken in, so that ite payments exceed
ito raoeipts for tb® month by $1,100,000.
Gold continues to arrive from Europe butt
no more is shipped.
The merchandise exports from New York
for three weeks are ti |>er cent, above last
year, against an increase of 101*, per cent,
in imports here. It is still a fact that, gold
comes only for investment or speculation so
that discouragement might turn the tide.
IN THE IRON TRADE.
Some depression results from re ent
feature* in the iron trade, and from con
tinued heavy importations, and while the
best, brands of pig are firm, the heavy sur
plus tends* to weaken other grade*. On®
large order for rails has been cancelled.
Boot and shoe sales are not up to recent
expectations, travelers reporting orders con
tracted by the monetary pressure. I .eat her
and hides are consequently dull, and cheeks
the late premise of greater activity in wool.
Dry goods experience some reaction trom
the unusual activity of recent weeks, but
prices are firmly held. Tho tendency for
the moment is to advanceprices in all mar
kets on account of the Treasury disburse
ments, but tlie shortness of the erops and
the absorption of eapital into fixed forma
must still have some influence.
Tiie business failures occurring through
out the country during last week number
for the United State* 156, and for Canada
27, a total of 183, against 188 last week, and
174 the week previous.
Infantry Companies Drill Before the
Veterans for Prizes.
Evansville, Ind., Kept. 23.—This has
been the banner day of the reunion of the
Blue and Gray. Fully 40,(XI0 people were
on the camp ground this afternoon. Every
thing has passed off harmoniously and every
body is happy. Not nn accident of any mo
ment lias t aken place during the event. The
forenoon was devoted t<> a grand infantry
prize drill. The Louisville Light Infantry,
Company ‘‘A," the Chicago First Regiment
Illinois National Guards, the Hermitage
Guards of Nashville and the Monarch
Rifle* of Owensboro Ky., took part. The
prises were awarded as follow*; Louisville
Light, Infantry first, $1,000; Chicago Com
pany second, $500; Hermitage Guards third,
The Ronaves drill was participated In by
the Emerald Cadets of Ht. Louis, Linck Zou
avee of Nashville, and Rice Zouaves of In
dianapolis. The Emcraln Cadets got the
first prize of SSOO, the Linck Zouaves the
second of tIOO.
The battery drill was participated in by
the Rockdale Light Artillery, of Rockdale,
Ind., and the Burns Light Artillery of
The first got a prize of SSOO and the second
one of S3OO.
THE SHAM BATTLE.
The sham battle this afternoon was par
ticipated in by 2,000 old veterans, noth
Union and Confederate, besides the various
military and artillery companies present,
and lasted two hours. It was very
realistic, and fired the hearts o'f
the old veterans to great excite
ment. The Confederates were led by
Col. R. M. Martin, of th ; s citv, formerly of
Morgan’s Confederate cavalry, and hi*
brother, T. R. Martin, of Mount Sterling,
Ky.. formerly of the Union army, was one
of the officers of the Union forces. Tub
Confederates were defeated. Another re
union of Union and Confederate soldiers
will be held here next year on a still larger
Two Tragedies at Charleston.
Charleston. 8. C., Kept. 33. — G. Me-
Fadden, (colored), was mortally wounded
by a policeman at 4 o’clock this morning.
Tne policeman took McFadden for a bur
glar, and McFadden says be took the po
liceman for a robber, and fired the first
shot. He will die.
Deter Richardson shot and killed Charles
Rivers in the suburbs to-day, In a quarrel.
Both are colored.
The city seems to be flooded with burglars,
and not a’ night |Misses but what one or
more burglaries occur
He Refused to Transfer Wheat.
Minneapolis, Kept. 23.—F. McFeally,
agent for the St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Manitoba railroad at Moore bead, Minn.,
was to-day arrested bj Unite! Ktates Mar
shal Campbell, on complaint of C. B. Bene
dict et al., charged with violating section 3
of the interstate commerce law. The com
plaint state* that said agent refused to
transfer w heat to another road, and by so
doing the plaintiff claims that his los# will
be large. The ism will be tried before
United Ktates Commissioner Tlllotsoc. •
Hanged at Noontide.
Kan Frakcmm-o, Kept. 23.—John Kern
glian was hanged at noon to-day for the
murder of bu Mater in law, Martha Am
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