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SLAIN ON THE FRONTIER.
A GERMAN SOLDIER FIRES ON A
PARTY OF FRENCHMEN.
France Will Demand an Immediate
Investigation by the German Gov
ernment—The Soldier Gives a Lame
Excuse For His Cold-Blooded Deed—
France Greatly Excited.
Paris, Sept. 26.—The following details
have been received concerning the Shortage
Incident on the Franco-German frontier,
Saturday morning a party of live sports
men and four beaters were following a path
on French territory, seven yards from the
frontier, when a person standing behind a
clump of trees on the German side, eighty
yards from the frontier, tired three shots at
them. The first bullet did not hit anyone,
but the second killed one of the beaters,
and the third severely wounded
a gentleman named Wanger, a
pupil at the Saumur cavalry
school. 'The German officials declare that a
German soldier named Kaufmann. who was
detailed to assist the forest guards in pre
venting poaching, tired the shots. Kauf
mann affirmed that he shot three times for
the party to halt before tiring at them. He
believed that they were on Gentian terri
tory. The sportsmen declare that they
heard nothing. Officials on both sides of
the frontier are making inquiries into the
Paris papers urge the people to regard
the affair with calmness in order not to
embarrass the government in handling the
rasp. At the same time the government
are urged by the press to demand full
reparation. The public of France are pal
pably uneasy over the frequent repetition
of these exasperating incidents on the Ger
man frontier, and it is feared that their fre
quent repetition may exhaust popular
patience and induce an explosion of public
The Journal des Debate says the officer
was in civilian dress when he was shot.
Ac Temps says: “Public opinion is not
justified in giving way to a nasty impres
sion regarding the affair. At the same time
it is impossible to refrain from reflecting
that if the series of incidents on the
frontier be not stopped it will
lead to the belief that Germany is really
harboring intentions which her government
disapproves. It may be that, the occurences
are the result of excessive zeal, but it is in
cumbent upon both governments to prevent
such excess by moderating the rigor of their
instructions and selecting prudent agents.”
Premier Rouvier consulted with the Min
ister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of
Justice in relation to the incident, after the
receipt of the official report of the affair,
and it was decided to send a note to
Berlin requesting t.be German government,
in th interest of a continuation of friendly
relations, to institute an inquiry into the
affair without delay.
Count Yon Munster, I tie German Em
bxssor here, in tin interview with Foreign
Minister Floorers, expressed regret at tne
occurrence, and gave assurance that justice
would be done by the German government.
MUST PAY HEAVILY.
Le Paris says: “Germany will have to
pay heavily tor the shots fired on the fron
tier. Unless Prince Bismarck is bent upon
a conflict leading to a general war ho will
have to give France full satisfaction. Ger
many never tights unless she believes
herself stronger. Once more she will
have to make amends. It is something to
find a conqueror compelled twice within six
months to humble himself before the con
La I.iherte says- “We will get ample
satisfaction, if it is proved that, we are en
titled to it. Until the matter is fully sifted
let us keep our temper.”
La Matin's and ISSiecle's comments are
similar to those of La Temps.
GERMANY INVESTIGATING. _ •
Berlin, Sept. 26.—An official order
has been sent to Strasburg for a
detailed report of the frontier af
fair. Commissioners have gone toascer
tain the exact spot where Keeper Brignou
end Officer Wanger were standing when
Kaufmann fired. The frontier line where
'he shooting occurred is very irregular, and
apt to mislead any one. Count Herbert
Bismarck, Secretary of the For
eign Office, has sent a friendly
note to the French embassy suggesting an
early communication of the results of the
official inquiry, and the French Minister is
authorized to promise ample justice and in
demnity if the German officials be found re
The frontier incident disturbed the Bourse
during tlie first liour of business to-day,
causing a tall in prices. Later, however,
hopes that the affair would uot affect exist
ing relations with France caused a recovery,
still foreign securities closed per cent,
FIRED ON AS POACHERS.
Stra.sulkg, Kept. 36.—1 t has been au
thentically learned that Kaufmann fired at
the men under the belief that they were
poachers, who are numerous in that locality,
owiug to the abundance of largo game.
London, Kept. 26.—The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daili / .Veins, in referring to
the Franco German lrontier incident, says:
“It is clear that the apprehensions felt in
some quarters are unfounded. Should in
quiry prove that the Gentian official hasry--
' ended his duty we take it for grantcU
t Pat Germany Will not hesitate to give, full
satisfaction to France. The present frontier
regulations must, be changed if both powers
ically wish to prevent similar otvurrences.”
Fled to Ayoub Khan.
London, Kept. tin.— Advices from C'ahitl,
finder ditto of Kept. 111, state that Abdullah
Khun, commander of the Seamindwar
a nny of the Ameer, fled with 2,0i)0
Mdiers, ami went to join Ayoub
Khan, and safely reached Koizamani,
in northern Heloorhistan, on Kept, hi,
A\ ouh being there at the time. The Ameer
Afghanistan, some advices stale, was at
I’nglmn prostrated by weakness, and tiim
bl-in return to CabuL The governor of
Jellalabsd lias issued a proclamation signed
bv the Ameer, offering amnesty toall robe's
"ho shall return home, and to allegiance to
Half a Hundred Incendiaries.
k t. Petersburg, Kept. ‘JO. —Fifty per
•ons. principally Jews, lm\e just, been tried
at Rijn on thirteen distinct charge, of ar
* ' The evidence showed that an extensive
■ otuiplraey had liecn formed to defraud in
“■'snoe eonqiaiiißs. Sixteen of the prisoners
"ere sentenced to Siberia for life, nineteen
re acquit ted and the rental Oiler were
-sin cm -I'd to various terms of imprison
nundia Coaxing Germany.
Berlin, Kept, an. Advices from Mo*
0 * wy that on official intimation has been
"‘- •Ived by the whole Ruseiaii pre-e to ab
I'uin Irom attacking Germany and Prince
“niar. k. Tliis Is taken to indiat-- 'hat
' /at has renewed friendly overture*.
fljc ill (i rn iit tj ffeto#.
POLICE PUT TO FLIGHT.
Seizure of Cattle Exasperates the
London, Sept. 26.—A force of police and
bailiffs at Kilbarrv, Ireland, seized a num
ber of cattle belonging to tho Hurley
family for non-payment of rent. A crowd
which had gathered made an attack with
stones and pitchforks upon the officers.
The police used their bayonets in their at
tempts to repel their assailants, but were
compelled to retreat and leave the cattle
Archbishop Walsh has issued a pastoral,
in which he says he hopes the people will
refrain from violence and continue in the
paths of justice. Such a course, he says,
will bring peace to Ireland.
Mr. Russell, member of Parliament, at
tempted to address a Unionist meeting at
Plymouth this evening, but there was so
much opposition and hissing ami hooting
that he could not proceed. On leaving the
hall he was hustled and assaulted The
usual resolutions were not passed.
RESIGNS AS A PROTEST.
Dublin, Sept. 36. —District Inspector
Roughan, of Castle Comer, has resigned as
a protest against the action of the police at
A QUESTION OF VERACITY.
The Fermoy police contradict Father
O’Callaghan’s statement that they attacked
the crowd Katui-day night without w-arning.
They assert that they were pelted with
stones before reaching the crowd. On advice
of a magistrate the police tried to induce
the crowd to disperse in a peaceable man
ner, and they did not use their batons until
they had been severely stoned.
Mr. O’Brien ivrived here this evening.
Bands serenaded him at his hotel. *
J. H. PARNELL RULED OUT.
Armagh, Sept. 36.—At the instance of
members of tho Nationalist party, the court
has rejected the claim of J. H. Parnell, of
New York, to vote in Parliamentary elec
Sicily’s Cholera Plague.
Rome, Sept. 26.—1n Messina during the
past twenty-four hours, there were reported
110 new cases of cholera and 51! deaths, in
Catania 6 new cases and 6 deaths, and in
Palermo 8 new eases and J deaths.
Expelled from Roumanla.
Bucharest, Sept. 26.—The government
has expelled from Rou mania a Bulgarian
agitator named Neithoff for publishing a
litiel upon Prince Ferdinand.
Grevy May Resign.
Paris, Kept. 26.—1 t is reported that M.
Grevy will shortly resign the Presidency.
BELL CARRIES HIS POINT.
The Demurrer Sustained and the Bill
Boston, Sept. 26.—1n the United States
Court in Boston a decision was rendered
this morning sustaining the demurrer of the
Bell Telephone Company against the gov
ernment suit, and the ease was dismissed.
The opinion of the court was
written by Judge Colt, who stated
that the main purpose of the bill was
to cancel two patents granted to Professor
Bell relating to the act of transmitting
speech by electricity, on the ground that
they were obtained bv fraud. The
court says that the first and principal ques
tion raised by this demurrer is whether, in
the absence of any specific statute, tho
United Slates, by direction of the Attorney
General, can maintain a bill in equity to
cancel a natent for an invention. The ques
tion is by no means free from difficulty, and
the decision of the courts in the few cases
where the point has lieen raised are conflict
JUDGE SHIPLEY’S PRECEDENT.
Upon consideration, we are of the opinion
that carefully considered the decision of
Judge Shipley of this circuit in the case of
the Attorney General vs. The Stamford
Chemical Works,tßannard & Adolphus, 31*8,)
to the effect that the government, in the
absence of any expressed statement, has no
power to bring a bill in equity to cancel a
patent is sound ami should lie followed by
this court in this case. The judge then pro
ceeds to a careful examination of the con
stitution and acts of Congress anil to decis
ion of cases bearing upon such acts and
articles of the constitution and arrives at
the conclusion that -‘Congress could have
provided tuat the Government should have
the right to bring suit to cancel a
tlatent fo: an invention on the ground
of fraud, but. Congress has net seen fit to in
corporate such a provision into the patent
laws, and that is sufficient answer to this
bill. We think therefore that the history
of patent legislation under tho constitution,
tends to show that Congress never intended
this power to be exercised under the present
POWER TO CANCEL.
He further says that if the power of the
government to cancel a patent for an in
vention exists it must be by implication,
and must spring from general principles of
equity mid jurisprudence. After an elabo
rate discussion of the authorities cited by
the counsel, the .Judge concludes as follows:
“The main grounds on which the validity
of the Bell patents are attacked
in this bill can lie raised in
an infringement suit brought under Section
41*26 of tne Revised Statute of the United
States. The necessity which might possibly
arise in some cases for the exercise of this
power by the government seems to lie want
ing in this case. The question of power
raised by the bill is an important one,
and in* view of the conflict of
authority it can only he definitely
settled by the Supreme Court. It is our
duty itt the present case, unless clearly sat
Wiled that Judge Shipley was wrong, to fol
low the la w as established in this circuit in
the most learned and exhaustive opinion to
be found on the subject. Ttr demurrer to
the bill is sustained and the bill dismissed.”
TO RE APPEALED.
Solicitor fioneral Jcnks will get the full
opinion of Judge Colt in the telephone case
to-morrow, lie will then direct an appeal
to the United States Supreme Court. He
thinks the government will certainly win
To Confer the Pallium.
Baltimore, Sept. 26.—Cardinal Gibbons
left this city at II o’clock this morning for
his Western trip. He will go to St. Paul.
Minn., where he will remain some time, and
thence procoed to Portland, Ore., where he
will confer the pallium on Archbishop
(irnas, of that see. The conferring of the
pallium is the chief reason for his visit at
this time. Rev. Dr. P. S. Chapelle, of Bt.
Matthew’s church, hi this city, will accom
Jacksonville, Fla., Hept. 30.—The
Travelars’ Protective Association of Florida
met to day at their rooms in the Hubbard
block, but adjourned until Friday next
without transacting any business.
Earthquake and Cyclone.
Havana. Kept - 30.-There are Indications
of a cyclone west el this island
Slight sho-lis of earthquake were fait in
Hantiego de f'utia to day, A shock was
also felt in Baraeva.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1887.
TENTS FOR A LARGE ARMY
HOW THE G. A. R. MEN WILL BE
SHELTERED AT 3T. LOUIS.
All Doubt as to the Popularity of
Canvas Housing Already Dispelled—
Trains Pouring Throngs Into the
City From Every Direction-A Dlsa
St. Louis, Sept. 26.—The day opened
with a fine mist, which Roon became a
steady, disagreeable rain. Railroads have
been all day pouring into the city throngs
of gray-headed Grand Army men, with
gripsacks and rolls of blankets. A large
percentage of them are accompanied
oy their wives and children. The feature
of this encampment is the sheltering of a
large number of old vet*-rails in tents tried
at each encampment before in small num
bers. The plan gave such satisfaction and
pleasure that it was decided to thus house
vast numbers, and the Executive Committee
arranged to care for a greater concourse of
the people in the field than has over liefore
been attempted in any laud except in times
seats for 36,000. -
Perhaps no canvas city of such propor
tions has ever been built in so short a time.
Within two months 3,800 tents with ample
room for 25,000 soldiers, more than there is
in the entire United States Army, have Iteen
put together and are now pitched in
the ten beautiful pkrks of the city, all with
in a radius of two miles. The headquarters
are connected by telegraph and convenient
to the dining halls. A bale of straw makes
a mattress for each tent; the bed tho
soldier brings strapped on his knap
sack or grip. Five hundred
of these tents are pitched in Lyon Park, 600
in Concordia Parti, 500 in Hvde Park, 550
in Washington Park, 700 in Car Place. ;iOO
in St. I/mis Park, 150 in Jackson Park, 250
in Forrest. Park, and 100 around the court
house and other public places in the heart of
QI'IET GIVES PLACE TO BUSTLE,
For several days the deserted walks and
white coverings were more like a city
of the dead, but to-night an army of
jovial spirits crowd the way. Tho doubt
whether the boys would take to the tents
has been dispelled, for on one drizzling
and rainy day more applications for
such shelter have been made than tents are
ready for, but neighborhood hotels and
hoarding-houses offer relief for the surplus.
In many cases the veteran will stop in the
camp and house his family.
G. A. R. MEN WERE ON BOARD.
Little Rook, Ark., Sept. 26. —A north
bound passenger train on the iron Mountain
railroad was wrecked near Walnut Ridge,
Ark., this morning. The members of the
Texarkana and Hot Springs Grand Army
Posts were among the passengers en route
for St. I/mis. The list of casualties cannot
be obtained at this time.
A NEGRO UPRISING.
Murder of a Black Constable Causes
Houston, Tex., Sept. 26.—Word was
brought last evening that an insurrection
was imminent among the blacks ffi Mata
gorda county. The Sheriff of Matagorda
county sent a courier to Sheriff Hieley, of
Brazoria county, asking for immediate
assistance to put down an insur
rection. The courier states that
over 200 negroes were under arms in
Matagorda, and that the excitement among
the whites was very great. The trouble
arose overall attempt of a colored constable
to arrest a white mail who i-esiiled on Coney
creek. The Constable was found dead,
lying in the water of the creek, and the ne
groes lielieve that he was murdered by white
men of the vicinity, because he had been
sent for one of their number. Later reports
last night stated that Sheriff Hictey
had raised a posse of fifty
mounted white men and started for Mata
gorda, while the Sheriff of Matagorda
county was en route to the scene of the
trouble with 100 mounted men. At noon
to-day tlic alarming report reached this city
that the Sheriff's forces had arrived and ac -
tive hostilities begun. The negroes have
bean largely re-inforcod. The Houston
Light Guards received orders this after
noon to leave on a special train for the town
of Columbia, in Brazoria county.
TO SAIL TO-DAY.
The Thistle and the Volunteer Ready
for the Race.
New York, Sept. 26.—The Volunteer was
lowered into the water from her dock at
9:80 o'clock this morning in the presence of
several hundred people, and as she floated
the crowd raised a hearty cheer, which
Cnpt. Hoff responded to by raising his cap
and smiling happily. By noon her sails
were bent and the cehterlioard hung.
Neither Gen. Paine nor Mr. Burgess was
aboard. To-morrow occurs the battle. The
Him 1 preparations were also completed on
the Thistle this morning. Andrew Bell has
taken up quarters on snore near the Hootch
vessel. Lieut. Henn, of the Galatea, says
he could uot miss the coining races, ('apt.
Barr said he wns praying for a good day
and a fresh breeze. “The pm**rs say tho
Volunteer can beat us in -tiff weather,” said
he with a wink, “but l hope we’ll have it
just the same.” Inspector Byrnes will have
charge of the police boat patrol, and will do
all in his power to keep the course clear.
The Barracks Property the Only One
on Bull Street Obtainable
Washington, Sent. 26. —Representative
Norwood has had several talks with tho
Supervising Architect of the Treasury as to
the site for the new Federal building in
Savannah. It s-enis apparent to Mr. Nor
wood that no Bull street site can Is- taken
under the act of the Georgia Legislature,
except the K-irraeks property. By waiting
twelve months more an act tn.gnt, be pro
cured front ('oni-reMs under which some
other site on Bull street might lie con
demned, hut Mr. Norwn si tli'nks this delay
inadmissible. The Supervising Architect
will send a special agent, to Savannah
shortly to look for a site. Mr. Norwood
prefers the hat-racks property, because lie
says the building ought to he on Bull street
RUN DOWN BY A TRAIN.
Horrible Accident to a Laborer at At
Atlanta, Ga., Kept, at.— Patrick Keney,
whose residence Is on Pulliam street, an
employe of H. 11. Venable A Go., and who
iit laying Belgian blocks, was run over by a
freight train of the Western and Atlantic
railroad at the Pryor street crossing about
7 o'clock this evening. Ills right arm Is
rrushnd to the elbow and his right leg to the
knee. He was I’reoaiug the track, on Ids
way borne, when a train of )>ox cars backed
on him. ** carried to the office of
f)re. Westmoreland A Howell, where his
ai m wot amputated at the ahouider and tlie
leg above the knee, it a late hour to night
no bowse ate entertained of bw recovery.
ATTEMPTED TRAIN WRECKING.
Three Efforts Made in tho Same Lo
cality by the Same Person.
Troy, N. Y., Sept. 20.—Lost mg In an at
tempt was made to wreck the St.
Louis express train on tho Fitch
burg road about one and a half
miles this side of North Pownal, Vt. The
express runs in two sections from North
Adams, the first of which leaves that place
at 8:05 o’clock p. m., lieinc the West Shore
division and the second, which leaves at 8:10
o’clock, being the New- York Central and
Erie division. As the first section turned
the curve at North Pownal at 8:;(0 o'clock,
Engineer Charles N. Pilling saw an
obstruction on the track about three
train lengths ahead. The train was running
about forty miles an hour. He applied the
i air-brakes, stopping the train with a jerk,
but not until the engine had struck the ob
stacle. This was a pile of nine ties, two of
which were spiked to the track. The engine
did not leave tho track, though several of
the ties were displaced from the
pile laid across the rails. A brake
man was instantly sent back to
signal the rear section, which was only live
minutes behind, and a terrible disaster was
averted. The first section consisted of three
sleepers, day coach and a baggage car. The
second section was composed of a baggage
car, one sleeper and two ordinary coaches.
Tlie trains were detained about twentv
minutes until tlie track was cleared.
Tho officers of the road
are of tho belief that there was some person
at the place of the attempt who Ims been
plotting the disaster for several months.
At the time of the accident to the train of
California excursionists in June, when sev
eral persons were injured, the trouhle wns
caused by a switch being left half
way open. I-ater in tho season a collision
occurred between freight trains, caused
by the same methods. In both cases the
telegraph operator was discharged, but the
third time the switch was misplaced, but
was discovered in time to prevent the disas
ter. It is thought the same pei-son is at the
bottom of all these attempts. A thor
ough investigation will lie made.
A LOG ON THE TRACK,
Vincennes, Ind., Sept. 26,—Late Satur
day night a passenger train on tho Cairo,
Vincennes and Chicago railroad ran into a
saw log upon the track about eight miles
soufh of Vincennes. The log was as large
as a flour barrel, but the engine knocked It
off. Over 100 people were on the train, and
felt considerable alarm over their
narrow escape. A few nights
ago an attempt was made to
wreck an A)hio and Mississippi train between
Shoals and Huron. On the occasion cross
ties were piled on this track, but the en
gineer saw them in time to reverse his en
gine. The obstruction was strong enough
to shake up the passengers and throw off tlie
cab. The railroad company will hire de
tectives to work up evidence against the
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 26.—An express
train which left Ottawa this afternoon for
Montreal, on the Canada Atlantic railroad,
was wrecked three miles lielow Eastman s
Springs. The accident was caused by ex
pansion of the tails, due to the heat from
some burning ties. Fortunately the engineer
lieroeived the danger and slowed up. The
cars were not upset, but simply tore up the
track and stuck to the ground, where they
caught fire and were burned. There were
150 passengers on board, none of whom are
Progress of the Movement to Put
Money in Circulation.
Washington, Kept. 26.—The total amount
of bonds purchased by the Treasury De
partment to slay, under tho circular of Sept
23, was $1,258,250, of which $1,076,200 were
4)4 per cents, and $177,050 4 per cents. The
total amount of money already paid
out for bonds under this circular is $9,058,-
423. which represents $8,184,650 principal
and sl,4oß,773premium;4'. j percent, lionds,
$8,827,350: principal; and $321,480 pre
mium. Those |>aytnents are in addition to
Wednesday's purchases of $11,565,300 of
4J$ per cent. bonds tinder the
previous circular. The interest due Oct. 1
on 4 per cent. 1 Kinds, amounting to $6,671,
000, was paid by the Treasurer to-day with
out rebate, so it will be seen that
the Treasury Department has recently nut,
considerable money .into circulation, and has
nearly extinguished the surplus of receipts
for the present month. About, two thirds
of the amount paid for to-dny’s purchases of
bonds was disbursed at, New York and
Boston, the remainder lieing paid at Wash
ington, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.
Damaging Reports from Virginia and
Evansville, Ind., Sept. 26.—N0 doubt
growing tobacco has been seriously injured
in the region of country in Southern Illinois
and Indiana and Kansas, of which this is
the centre. Reports are general to this
effect. Tobacco in bottom lands is badly in
NO DAMAGE AT DANVILLE.
Danville, Sept. 26.—Reports have been
received here from all parts of the tobacco
country contiguous to Danville and all go
to show that no damage has been done to
the growing crop of tolwicco by frost.
A KILLING FROST AT WINCHESTER.
Winchester, Sept. 26,—A killing frost
occurred in this vicinity la-t night, and veg
etation of all kinds suffered.
RUINED IN VIRGINIA.
Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 26.—Special* to
the Adrnnee, in answer to inquiries all
through the tobacco region, show tlie crop
to be seriously Injured by frost. Probably
one-fourth of.the crop is ruined.
A FLAGMAN KILLED.
The Cause of His Death Something of a
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 20,- W. H. Bishop,
a flagman of the Eaat Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia railroad, died at the ivy Street
Hospital to-night aixmt 9 o'clock from iriju
Has received at Dallas this morning about
daylight. Bishop wns a meinlier of the
crew of a freight, train on it* way to At
lanta. Just now the accident occtiri ed
cannot lie ascertained, but the fai-te go to
show that he w.t struck on tiia top of Ills
head by the pilot of the engine. His skull
was fractured. He was brought to Atlanta
and corrieil to a hospital. Five pieces of
skull were taken from his bead by the at
tending physician. His remains' will lie
buried here His home was at Dale.
An Hour at Chattanooga
Washington, Kept, 36,— Kx Keprwsenta
tlve Pettihone, of Tennessee, headed a mm
mills* Ironi Chattanooga which waited on
tha President today and urged him to stop
at that city In his coming trip South. The
Prwudent informed the ominittee that he
would spend one boor in t haUao'iog* on
hi* way front NvhvlUe to Atlanta, Mon
day, (Jet. 17.
LIKE THE CO LORO W CASK
THE TROUBLE AT SAN CARLOS
MAY NOT PROVE SERIOUS.
Attempts to Enforce Civil Processes
on the Indians at tho Bottom of the
Trouble —An Indian Killed a Post
Trader and Was Killed Himself.
San Francisco, Sept. 26.—Telegrams
from Arizona with reference to the reported
Indian outbreak are conflicting. The latest,
advices, however, state that the reixirt of
the outbreak is without foundation.
SIMILAR TO THE UTE CASE.
Washington, Sept. 26. —The War De
partment, lias been invare for some time of
(ho threatened troublo at tho San Carlos
Indian reservation in Arizona. Tlie situa
tion there i>ears resemblance to that which
existed at the Ute reservation before Colo
row's departure last summer, and in both
cases the trouble appear* to have arisen from
attempt* by the State and Territorial officers
to enforce civil processes on the Indians. In
the present case the War Department is in
formed that a Constable with forty depu
ties is endeavoring to serve a civil process
through an interpreter. It is believed at the
department that any attempt to arrest In
dians will lead to a general stampede.
A CAPTAIN IN CHARGE.
Although nominally under control of the
Interior Department, the conduct of affairs
at the San Carlos reservation is really in
the bauds of a Captain in the army. Un
der his general powers he has authority to
expel intruders from the reservation, and
might refuse to allow a constable or any
other civil officer to cross the lines of the
reservation, but he has no force at his com
mand to enforce an order of this kind. On
the borders of the reservation, at Fort
Thomas and Fort Apache, there are garri
sons of four companies of infantry, and four
of cavalry, forming part of Gen. Miles’
command. A prominent anny officer this
morning said, that, the killing of the Post
Trader was likely to cause trouble in itself.
The Indian who killed the trader, Horton,
was himself killed while attempting to es
CITIZENS WANT THE LANDS.
The citizens of Arizona, lie said, do not
relish the idea of Apaches living upon the
best mineral lands in the Territory, and
are anxious to get rid of them. Nobody
wants them, and there does not appear to
be a suitable reservation open in any other
State or Territory. Gen. Miles has pro
mised to remove the Indians to a point on
the Colorado or Mohavo river, hut the land
there is arid and almost uninhabited, and
the lndinus would have to be taken there
by force. Altogether the outlook for the
Indians in the future is not encouraging,
said the officer.
COMMERCE WITH SPAIN.
All Discriminating Duties Reciprocally
Washington, Sept. 26. —Tho following
proclamation was issued to-day: •
By the President uj the. United Stales of Amer
Whereas, satisfactory proof Ims been given
to me by the government of S|xtin that no dis
criminating duties of tonnage or imixists are
imposed or levied in the islands of Cuba, Porto
Rico ami I lie Philippines, and all other countries
lielonging to I lie crown of Spain, upon vessels
wholly belonging lo citizens of the United
Stales, or upon produce, manufactures or mer
ehandise imported in (lie same from the United
Stales or from any foreign country;
And whereas notification of such abolition of
discriminating duties of tonnage and Imposts
as aforesaid has tx-on given to me by the mem
hers of the agreement, signed this day, at tho
city of Washington, between the Hecretary of
State of the United States and the Knvoy Ex
traordinary and Minister lTenliiotentiai y of her
majesty the Queen Regent o( Spain, submitted
lo the - government or the United States of
Now therefore. I Groven Cleveland, President
of the United States of America, by virtue of
the authority vested in mo by Section 4.Z2K of
the Revised Statutes of the United States, do
hereby declare, and proclaim, that from and
after the date of this, my proclamation, being
also the date of notification received afore
said, foreign discriminating duties of tonnage
and imposts within the United States are XUS-
Ia nded, anil continued so far as respects vessels
of Spain and produce, manufactures or mer
chandise imported hi said vessels into the
United Stales from the islands of Cuba,and Porto
Rico tlie Philippines and all other countries be
longing to the Crown of Spain,or from auyother
foreign country, such suspension to continue
so long as reciprocal exemption of vessels be
longing to citizens of the United Stales and
their cargoes, shall lie continued in said islands
of (Juba and Porto Rico and tbs Philippines
and all other Spanish possession*, and no longer.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set, my
hand and caused the seal of theUnlted States to
Done at tho oily of Washington this -Jfith day
of September, ill tlie year of our Lord 1887.
(1 rovkr Cleveland.
Ry the President: T. F. Bayard, Secretary of
RACING ON TWO TRACKS.
How the Flyers Came Out at Brook
lyn and Louisville.
New York, Sept. 26.—Tha Brooklyn
Jockey Club races to-day resulted as fol
First Race Handicap; alt ages; six furlong*
Stu.vvesanl won, with Mamie Hunt second and
Roi rl’Or third. Time 1: lAV4-
Ski-oxii Race - For three year olds and up
wards: "in- mile. Strideway won, w ith Arundel
second and Santa Rita third Time 1:48.
Third Race Willow "takes; foi two-year-old
flllinx; three quarters of a mile. Xeo 11. won,
with Blithesome second and My Own third.
I'oi rth Rack— Woodlawn handicap for three,
year-old*; one and three-si vteetiths of a mile.
I‘olutn won. with Ellina second and Volume
third Time 3:02W.
Firm Race lor two-yenroldx; three-quar
ters of a mile King t rail won. with Fordnam
second, and IMxiana third. Time Irifitj.
Sixth Rai l For three year-old* ana upward;
selling; ope and one aivleenthsof a mile Queen
Bess won, with Taliida second ami Windsaii
third. Time 1
RAIN AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Sept. 26.—This wns the
first day of Hie extm racing at the Louis
ville Jm.-key Club grounds. After the see
ond race It liegan to rain and the remain
ing evints were run in Hie rain and upon it
wet track. I!. A. Kw’gart's two-yepr-old
chestnut. Premier, L .Gb-noly. dam, Hell
otrope, dronjs-d dead it short distance past
the judge* stand after the first race, in
which he ran unplaced.
The events wore ns follows:
Finer Race Three-quarter of a mile; fortwo
year-olds. Ken no/, w. n with Autocrat second
and Golightiy third I ime I: liHb,
Second FUoe Mile; for all ages, (ice Regent
won, with Drumstick aecond ami Dyer third.
Third Rack Three quarter* of s mile. Belle
Taw won, with Era K. second and Chance third.
Ko"*Tn Hale flue and one sltteenth mile*:
foe three year-olds and upwards Jim 'tray
won, with Florlmoie weona and Alauio thud.
Fifth Race Keren furlongs Bankrupt won,
with r'atal i*i second and Governor third, Time 1
,: *#i ________________
A Storm In Mexico.
Kb Pako, Tex., Kept, 36 -A mo*t via- ,
lent storm ho* been raging In Northern j
Mexico ssvu'ii ilav*. at Hour, twenty
eight mile* north of Üblhnuhua, a bridge,
ifi) feet long ia aimort '-naiptetely diwtrnyed, ,
together with o*td-i *l/1* other property.
AB tram* are delayed j
BUCKET SHOPS MAY BUN.
Mr. Weil’s Bill to Close Them Beaten
in the House.
Atlanta.. Ga., Sept. U. —'The session of
the Senate to-day was devoted to reading
House bill* the first and seoond times.
In the House, a resolution by McCord, of
Richmond, to have night, sessions after next
Wednesday, except Saturday, was lost.
The following new matter was intro
By Mr. McCord—A resolution, the Senate
concurring, that the General Assembly ad
journ Get. S, was referred to committee on
By Mr. Harper,of Carroll—A bill to char
ter the Merchants’ ami Planters’ Bank of
By Mi - . Watts, of Stewart—A resolution
appropriating *! '-A for the payment of clerk
hire for the t ’ommitteo on the Western and
Bills on third reading fnred as follows:
Mr. Smith’s resolution for the relief of R.
M. Tyson, former Tax Collector of Glynn
The bill to levy nnd collect a tax of SI,OOO
on all physicians not permanently located
nnd re|>orted favorably upon by substitute,
The Senate amendment, to the bill to in
corporate the Mutual Insurance Company
of Savannah was adopted.
Mr. Howell’s bill to amend section I,‘JOl
of the Code, as to the duties of the commit
tee to visit the State University, passed.
The bill of Mr. Russell, of Polk, for the
relief of n. H. Hubbard, Tax Collector of
Polk county, was tabled.
The bill of Mr. Weil, of Fulton, to pro
hibit any person from running a •’Bucket
Shop,” came up. The objects of the bill
were explained by Mr. Berner, which was
to break up the bucket shop business in
Georgia. He said the failure of the Atlanta
bucket shop recently is a good argument iu
favor of the passage of the bill.
MR. HARRISON OPPOSES.
Mr. Harrison, of Quitman, opposed the
bill. He thought, that, the passage of it
would interfere with the legitimate handling
of cotton, such as in a case where a farmer
sells his cotton to a merchant for delivery
in the fall.
Mr. Berner said that the bill did notapply
to cases of that character. It would not in
terfere with any trade in which there is
actual delivery. The measure prohibited
the selling of cotton, corn, wheat and meal
where future delivery was not eontem
Mr. Harrison thought t hat there was no
difference lietween a man who deals in spot
cotton and another who deals in futures.
Mr. Gordon moved that the hill tie recoin
mitteri to the ('ommitteo on Finance, which
motion was lost.
Mr. Gordon opposed the hill. Ho hoped
it would lie lost. He thought the bill went
Mr. Berner said that all there was in the
hill was that it prohibited the keeping of a
house in which the sale of futures was made
a business of. It did not touch transactions
when there arc actual deliveries. Ho made
an able and exhaustive argument in fiver
of the bill. The sole object of the bill is to
break up what is known as the bucket shop.
The millionaires of the North controlled the
prices,of wheat, corn, meat and lard and
such articles of food; they also controlled
the price of cotton in such a way as to in
jure the producer*. Mr. Berner read from
lie. Strong’s book, “Our Country,” and
gave credit to the extracts quoted.
Mr. Amheitn, of Dougherty, wauled the
bill recommitted so that its objectionable
features could l taken out or so modified
as to meet their views and those of the
members who opposed the bill. He read a
decision from the fVtrt.li Georgia where an
agent, may seeure from a principal money
expended for cotton futures. Ho also cited
another case in the 71st Georgia in support
of his position. He moved that the hill he
committed to the Special Judiciary Com
Mr. Gordon said that he opposed the bill,
iiecause it whipjxvl out the produce and cot
ton exchanges. These enterprises were sus
tained by merchants who combined to
gether for the purpose of getting informa
tion that they could not get individually.
There wore hundreds of thousands of dol
lars worth of cotton nnd provisions I ought
and sold daily, not for speculation, butfor
protection. The buyer wants to protect
himself in these transactions. He wants to
know that he is going to got his cotton or
provisions on a certain day and at a certain
price. The bill was striking a blow at the
export business of the State.
Mr. Harrell, of Webster, said tlgit, be could
see a great difference between the man who
bought spot cotton and the mnn who bought
a future delivery. In the purchase of spot
cotton the cash c/as paid and the money was
distributed. This was not the case in the
purchase of futures, as the only lieneflt de
rived from the transaction was by the
agent. Dealing in futures was a gambling
transaction, and was injurious to the morals
of the jieople of the State. •
On a vote the bill failed of the constitu
tional ma jority, nnd was lost, the vote being
80 yeas to HO nays.
GLENN’* BILL COMES UP.
At the afternoon session, on motion of
Mr. Glenn, of Whitfield, the House took
up the substitute of the Senate for the
Glenn co educational bill. Mr. Glenn made
a short speech in opposition to the substi
tute, concluding his argument, by moving
that the House refuse to concur in the ac
tion of the Seriate, which motion prevailed
without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Reid's trill, to incorporate the Blue
Ridge and Atlantic Railroad Company,
The bill of Mr. Stewart, of Mitchell, to
pay M. D. Weeks, of Mitchell county, for
an artificial arm under the act of Dec. 4,
IK 76, passed.
The bill of Mr. McClesky, to incorporate
the Marietta insurance Company, passed.
The bill of Mr Dodge, to amend section
I.ViH of the Code, pass'd
The bill of Mr. Harrell, of Webster, to
make it a jieiial offense to attempt to
prevent any person from pursuing a lawful
trade or business, [wised
The bill of Mr. Howell, of Fulton, to in
corporate the Georgia Terminnl Company,
The following new bills were introduced:
By Mr. Preston, of Jasper-A bill to
ratify ami emend the charter of the Macon
and Covington Railroad Company.
Kv Mr. Harrell, of Webster A bill to
amend the law with refoiwnco to the returns
of tax collections to the Comptroller.
The bill by Mr. Belt, of Burke, to amend
the constitution with reference to the read
ing of hills, win made the special order for
Thurw'ay of next week.
Mr. Istmnr offered a resolution, which
was adopted, providing that, only the morn
tug sessions shall Is- used for the ennaidare
t ion of bills made a special order, an/I that
the afternoon on such day* be given to the
reading of bills for the third time and
putting them on their passage. The House
Hharp’a Conviction Affirmed
Newt York, Kept. M.- The Kuprente
Court in general term to<iay, affirmed the
Judgment of conviction in die case of Jacob
Ahai p, ail four /if the Juogee concurring
The • ee can be appealed ff the ('/Mir' of
Appeals, but Kbarp wilt be tent U> King Ming ,
I PRICE #lO A TEAR. I
I ft CENTS A COPY.f
JAILS FILL OF VERMIN.
LIFE IN THE CAMPS BETTER THAN
BEHIND THE BARS.
Convicts Not Given Sufficient Bed
Covering Nix Not Whipped to
Death-Dr. Houk Accused by a
Female Prisoner of Being th' Father
of Her Child.
Atlanta, Ga., Kept. ‘l6.—The Governor'*
Court opened at t) o’clock this morning.
William W. Turner, the regular peniten
tiary guard attached to the Principal
Keeper's office, was xworn. He has held
the office eight years. He thought the fe
male convicts more degraded than the
males. He was well acquainted with the
jails of the Htate. Ho thought there wore
not twenty-five jails in the Htate that pro
vided the convicts sufficient bod clothing in
cold weather. There were many jails that
were very uncleanly, and in one be had s*oa
so much tilth that even worms were crawl
ing about tho floors. In regard to the con
victs who were brought from jails,
some were unable to work on ac
count of having contracted diseases. The
convicts generally preferred tho camps to
the jails. It wus stated that frequently con
victs who were discharged hire out to tha
lessees to work afterwards. There were
several cases where, at the coal mine, con
victs who had become expert miners had
continued their work after their sentence
expired. The convicts were better treated
and were in I letter health than the average
laborers. There wore about seventy-five
nten at Bondurant & Joplin's camp,
but he was not acquainted with their health
further than what was seen by tne
report*. It was frequently the case that
convicts were put to work without examin
ation by a physician. It used to be con
stantly the case, but since Dr. Westmore
land assumed charge a rule was enforced
requiring an examination and thorough
washing to be given (he men. He thought!
that there had been a go/si many bustard
children born in the camps. Susannah OU
liort, it was said, had given birth to six.
NIX NOT WHIPPED TO DEATH.
G. 11. Williams, superintendent of tha
Oldtown camp, was sworn. He had been
superintendent, of the camp* at Oldtown for
the past, ten years. In regard to the casa
of Ben Nix, who died at the camps in 1866,
the witness said that lie whs in a debilitated
state of health when he was brought here.
His /lentil was not caused by whipping. Ha
was whipped lightly about, three weeks be
fore his death, nut the punishment did not
kill him. laura Hoard gave birth to a child
while in the camp, and she accused Dr.
Houk of lieing the father of it. He had not
investigated the case, became it was not his
duty to do so.
Dr. Houk had said the w'ornan was af
flicted with dropsy, and he was not awara
that she was pregnant. After discovering
tho state of affairs he took precautions to
prevent a similar occurrence. In his opin
ion tiie camps were in as good condition as
any in the Htate. The sanitary regulation*
wore good and the convict* were well fed.
J. A. Grubb* was sworn. He was a guard
at Camp Bingham, on the Georgia Midland
road, lie knew Kill Slaughter to be an un
ruly convict, but, a good worker. Slaughter
and Burnett had a fight about three week*
before they were whipped. From that time
his conduct became worse, and it became
necessary to give him a whipping, as he
was unmanageable. Slaughter nad fre
quently boasted that “No white man should
A numiier of guards testified substan
tially on the Bfitne line.
The report of C. C. Bingham, who was
superintendent of Camp Bingham, was
read, showing the cause of the whipping of
each convict referred to and the offense for
which the punishment was inflicted.
W. B. Lowe was next introduced. He was
one of the original lessees under the act of
1876. The lease whereby Bondurant &
Joplin assumed control of certain convict*
was rend in response to a question from Mr.
Cox, a* to whether be was aware of the re
ported existence of scurvy at the camps
near Augusta. Mr. Lowe said that the first
intimation of the disease existing came
from Dr. Westmoreland, and that they im
mediately went down to investigate tha
stale of affairs. They found about seven case*
of sickness, and they were affected with
swollen legs. All those sick were soon up
again and at work In regard to maltreat
ments of convict* Mr. Ixtwesaid be knew
nothing. He had always instructed tha
superintendent to obey the orders of tha
physician. Sometimes it had been a great
deal of t rouble to secure good superintend
ents, but they had always tried to
get those best fitted for the posi
tion. It was always his desire to he
improving the camps and making change*
whereby their condition could be improved.
In answer to a question In regard to work
being carried on at the Cedartown camps
on Sunday, he said the work that wu dona
on Sunday was light and necessary. It con
sisted in unloading coal into the furnaces to
keep the fires up.
THE GREBRTO.Y CAMP.
At Gresston the convicts were employed
in saw milling arid building tram road*.
The work was healthy, and he knew of no
better employment for convict* than thi*.
At the afternoon session Mr. Lowe’* ex
amiimtion was continued. He testified as
to the organization of his camps, the pay
and discipline of lu* fon e, etc There was
an original agreement between the mem
bers of his company, of which he made •
The counsel for the Slate asked for this
This brought about another long argu
ment over the production of papers.
At its conclusion Mr. Cox, counsel for
Mr. Lowe, said under the ruling of the
court, they were not compelled to produce
any [Wfiers, but would take this demand
under advisement till to morrow, when it
was protwble he would voluntarily produce
the paper. This was agreed to. and the
hearing was ndjourned to i) o'clock to-mor
Noebe Taken to Joltet.
Chicago, Sept. y6.—Anarchist Oscai
Neebe. under sentence for fifteen year* in
the penitentiary, was taken from the county
Jail by a deputy sheriff at K:HO o’clock to
night, and left for Joliet at 9 o’clock to com
mence serving out his sentence.
Trying to Paae a Bad Check.
Lynchburg, Sent woman, wh#
give* the name of Mrs Jennie Thor lev,
was arreMe/1 in the National F.xcbangs
Rank today while attempting to have *
check on tjia Now Orleans National Bank,
for $15,060, cashed Tha check is either
raised, or a forgery.
The proper way to remove a large tree is
In first cut awey the roots by oiggtng a
lranch sleitit ten feet ill diameter nrouaia It,
iamoving lbs earth arid refilling with new
rich verfli This will induce the growl), of
a great mss ol Hbmua roots around tit*
tree The next veer the tree met he re
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