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A TICKET AND PLATFORM
THE EMPIRE STATE DEMOCRATS
COMPLETE THEIR WORK.
Frederick Cook to Run Against Grant
for Secretary of State—Edward
Wemple for Comptroller and Law
rence Fitzgerald for Treasurer—
Charles E. Taber for Attorney Gen
Saratoga, Sept. 28.—The day opened
dark, gloomy and cold. The Committee on
Contested Seats did not adjourn till 6 o’clock
this morning, and it is said left things pretty
much in the same shape as recommended by
the State Committee.
At precisely 11:10 o’clock the clerk of the
State Committee, Mr. Baucus, called the
convention to order for a moment only to
make an announcement. The announce
ment was that all members of the Commit
tee on Resolutions were requested to meet
at Gov. Dorsheimer’s room at once. This
was received with some surprise, as it fore
shadowed some trouble with the platform,
and it was generally thought to bo on the
civil service reform plank.
CALLED TO ORDER.
At 11:23 o’olook, Chairman Raines rapped
the convention to order.
D. Cady Herrick, presented the report of
the Committee on Credentials, and it was
Judge Campbell presented the report of
the Committee on Permanent Organization,
winch continues in office, tho temporary of
ficers. The report was adopted.
The convention then took a recess for an
The report of the Committee on Creden
tials, which was adopted, divides the seven
ty-two seats of New York city evenly be
tween the county Democracy and Tainmn
liy. Irving hall was shut out.
The convention was again called to order
at 1:18 o’clock.
Gov. Dorsheimer presented the report of
the Committee on Resolutions.
TRIBUTES TO DEAD LEADERS,
Before the platform was read the follow
ing resolutions were adopted;
Whereas, Since the Democratic party of New
York last met in convention it has lost by death
its honored statesmen, Horatio Seymour and
Samuel J. Tilden, and within the period many
other noble leaders have finished the work com
mitted to their hands.
Resolved, That the names of Messrs. Tilden,
Seymour, Hendricks, and McClellan and Han
cock are those of great and upright men which
recall the honor to be wou in faithful public
service, while remembrance of them requires
all other Democrats to aid in maintaining and
advancing the standard of integrity which they
Resolved, That upon this first assemblage of
the Democratic convention for the State since
the retirement of Mr. Manning from the Tress
ury Department, we desire to express our ad
miration of the wisdom and success which
marked his administration of that department.
The platform was then read as follows:
The unnecessary Federal taxation of the last
fiscal year exceeded Sloo,ipuo,o(K). Unnecessary
taxation is unjust taxation. Therefore the De
mocracy of N’ew York demand that Federal
taxation be straightway reduced by a sum not
less than Sl00,(Xl0.tX) a year, and also respect
fully urge upon Congress that a measure shall
be adopted which will, in the language
of the President's inaugural address, ‘'relieve
the people from unnecessary taxation, having
due regard to the interests of capital invested
and workingmen employed in American indus
tries.” Taxes to be first reduced or altogether
removed are those on imported raw materials,
which now assist and promote foreign compete
tion with ourselves in our own markets and
prevent or hinder the sale of our
surplus products in foreign markets.
Along with lh< no taxes should be
forthwith remitted or reduced taxation which
increases the cost to our wage earners of the
common necessaries of life, and the price of the
common daily clothing of all our people. Be
sides these there are several hundred articles
among the articles now taxed which
should be swept off the tax list into the
freelist, thereby diminishing the cost of
collecting all our seaport taxes and casting away
those w hich are petty, needless and vexatious.
We also urge an immediate enactment of the
measure prepared by Messrs. Manning and
Hewitt and reported to the last House by the
Committee of Ways and Means to systematize,
simplify and economize the machinery for the
"collection of Jjthe customs revenue, ami espeei
ally for making correct appraisements of
foreign values where ad valorem rates of duty
shall bo retained.
To all citizens bom in foreign lands and to
the multitude of our native citizens, who desire
to obtain and securely hold their homes, the
Democratic party has rendered inestimable ser
vice in reclaiming from speculative railroad
corporations, public lands, which such corpora
tions. by tLo corrupt aid of Republican admin
istiations, had seized to be disposed of
for their private gain. Many millions of
acres of these lands have been so recovered by
the Democratic administration, and returned to
the people for the use of actual settlers.
The Democratic party is the proved friend of
all who have come to our country seeking to
become partners in its welfare and citizens ohe
dient to its laws. There is in our America
bread enough and work enough for nil, and the
Federal laws now on the statute books for tho
promotion and protection of foreign emigra
tion do not, in our opinion, if they shall lie faith
fully executed by the proper Federal and State
authorities, require present enlargement or
The Democracy of New York reiterate their
support of the civil service laws of the United
States, and of the State of New York, and of
their purpose to uphold them both. In view
of tlie radical change in administration methods
which grow out of the civil service laws, and the
difference of opinion which exist in relation
l hereto we deem the subject one which might
appropriately be submitted to a popular vote.
Notwithstanding the decided decrease in the
ordinary expenditures of the government. faith
ful soldiers, sailors and their families huve been
generously remembered, and the annual pen
sion fist, under Democratic control, shows pay
menta in number and amount largely in excess
of those during the years of Republican admin
The Democracy of tho State of New York de
plore the wrongs inflicted on Ireland by the co
ercive and despotic power of tlie English gov
ernment, and express to that suffering jieordo
the earnest hope that they may speedily enjoy
the blessings of homo rule, and of civil liberty.
We favor a revised excise law, applicable
without unjust discrimination throughout the
State. We oppose all sumptuary laws needless
ly interfering with the personal liberties and
reasonable habits and custom* of any jiortinn of
our citizens. We believe that the excise reve
nues, like other proper local revenues, should bo
applied in lessening local burdens und to a re
duction of local taxation.
The platform then s|K'aks in favor of a liberal
Policy toward the Slate canals, and against ask
[ng or accepting Federal aid for them; favors
local self-government for cities: favora protec
tion to the farm and dairy Interests against,
simulated products; favors regulation by law of
the hours of lalior, hot more than ten hours a
da.v and weekly iwyment* in cash; declares fav
orably to all legislation for the promotion and
protection of lalior interests; commends the ex
being Stale legislation, and heartily indorses
the administration of David Hill, Governor of
New York, and pledges to him full confidence
CLEVELAND IN DORS Ell.
Tho platform conclude* • follow*:
The Democracy of New York approve the ad
mini limiioii of Grover f 7. : veiauo , Pre*id**ut of
•he United,Hiat>'M It has won the respect and
'‘infldenOH of all citizen* without regard to
I oily. It has removed that apprihrusinu of
danger wldeii would attend * ehunge of jsirty
in the Federal administration whkdi had liecone*
a serious oliilvi h- to tlie maintenance of our
system of free jzoi eminent, depending upon tim
iMipiiku will ff has liromrht tun * Isiiwsu y .
nid slinphi-iiy to the noitdtirt *f
iffairs |t baa om't**j waste of pubfi* monies
lid Hi si si id of* 111 (Lair dens loti to u*igiUi
■iinal imrfsWM It based acted fw-mkliai rrfori"
§£he JKn filing Iff to#.
of the civil service. It has maintained the na
tional character for justice and forbearance in
dealing with foreign countries. Its manage
ment of the Treasury has been signally wist* and
prudent, and it has teguu the reconstruction of
our naval establishment with a thoroughness
that promises the restoration of our ancient,
prestige upon the sea, wherefore we, represent
ing the Democracy of New York, in convention
assembled, again plialge to tlie President our
strong and unwavering confidence and support.
The plank rolating to workingmen was
The indorsements of Gov. Hill and Presi
dent Cleveland were greeted with tremen
dous applause, which continued for several
minutes, though that in regard to the Pres
ident was the most tumultuous.
The planks relating to the civil service,
canals and liquor traffic were received with
The platform was unanimously adopted.
An attempt to add another resolution
was, amid much laughter, referred to the
Committee on Resolutions.
Frederick Cook was nominated by accla
mation for Secretary of State, Edward
Wemple for Comptroller, Lawrence J.
Fitzgerald for State Treasurer, and Charles
E. Taber for Attorney General.
The ticket was completed by the nomina
tion of John Bogert for State Engineer and
Surveyor, and the convention adjourned.
OLIVER AMES AT THE HEAD.
The Bay State Republicans Nominate
a Strong Ticket.
Boston, Sept. 28. —The corridors of the
Tremont House were filled with delegates to
the Republican State Convention at an early
hour this morning. The main topic of dis
cussion was the nomination for the Attorney
Generalship, which seemed to have been
practically settled in favor of Hon. Albert
E. Pillsbury, of Boston, as against District
Attorney Jackson Watterman, of Pittsfield.
The organization was complete 1 this morn
ing with tho following as chairmen of the
committees: Permanent Organization, Ar
thur Lord of Plymouth: Credentials, J.
Henry Gould of Medfield; Resolutions, Wil
liam F. Draper of Hopefleld; Ballots, Ed
ward Glines of Somerville.
The Committee on Organization ra
gorted in a few minutes, and Francis W.
.ockwell, of Pittsfield was made chairman.
Mr. Rockwell was greeted with great ap
plause, and addressed the convention at con
At the conclusion of Mr. Rockwell’s speech
the Chairman of the Committee on Resolu
tions reported the platform, which was
unanimously adopted. Tho convention nom
inated by acclamation Oliver Arnes for
Governor; J. Q. A. Brackett for Lieutenant
Governor; H. B. Pierce for Secretary of
State; Alanson W. Beard, of Boston, for
State Treasurer; Charles R. Laad, of Spring
field, for Auditor, and A. J. Watterman for
The platform favors a protective tariff:
favors liberal appropriations for the recon
struction of our navy, for internal improve
ments and for proper national aid to edu
cation; and also pensions for disabled
soldiers and sailors.
It says; ‘‘To meet the further question of
the treasury surplus, wo recommend such a
reduction of internal revenue taxation as
the exigencies of the case
may require. The time has come
for Congress to carefully consider the ques
tion of the internal revenue system and of
the tariff on sugar, and tho improvement of
the administration of our custom laws, es
pecially m regard to fraudulent undervalua
tion.” It declares for an honest ballot, both
North and South It pledges the party to
maintain the existing civil service law’ of
the commonwealth, and approves of tho
national civil service law, and demands that
it be extended to other departments
not now under its provision. The platform
then attacks the Democracy’s administra
tion of this law. It demands a cessation of
the compulsory coinage of silver, the pas
sage of a national bankrupt law, and pro
tection of the fishery interests without
yielding any international rights. It favors
most thorough restriction of tho liquor
traffic. It also favors the submission to the
peoplo of a prohibition amendment to the
constitution. The rest of the platform deals
with State matters.
The convention udjourned.
COLLAPSE OF A STRIKE
The Knights of Labor Lose 700 Mem
bers as a Result.
Louisville, Sept. 28.—The strike in tho
woollen mills of this city, which was begun
two months ago, has collapsed. The weav
ers demanded an increase of wages, and
were supported in their action by tlie Knights
of Labor. The null-owners refused to take
back any of the strikers who would
not sign an agreement to give up all alle
giance to tlie Knights and come back at tho
old wages. The mills were closed. Re
cently the employes began to seek their old
places, and nearly all of the weavers have
agreed to the conditions. Two mills are
at work and another expects to begin to
morrow. It is a very severe defeat for the
Knights of Labor, who lose nearly 700 mem
bers after supporting that number for two
months, each having drawn from $2 to $5
per week from the lalior treasury.
RISE OF THE RIO GRANDE.
Heavy Losses Suffered by Settlers on
Both Sides of the River.
Galveston, Sept. 28. —A special to the
New* from Brownsville says: “It is re
ported that great distress prevails on both
sides of the Upper Rio Grande country on
account of the high water. It is said that
entire farms are under water and that fam
ilies residing near the river have tioeu
washed out and have lost all they had.
A large number of these tainilies
have lost their entire crops reaped during
the past season. The river has overflowed
its banks for miles, and looks like an ocean.
The water is still rising at Brownsville.
Edinburg and La Pueblo, situated sixty
miles almve Brownsville, have been washed
from the face of the earth, and at .Santa
Mara the water is gradually making its
way to itestroy that place.”
New York, Sept. 38. — One additional
death from cholera has occurred nt Swine
burg Island since last night. No new ims
have been reported, and no ilaugcr is appre
hended of a spread of the plague.
Rome, Sept. 28.—The cholera return* for
the |at twenty-four hour* are a™ follows:
Mown mi. sixty-eight new cane* and two
doatlis; Palermo, ono new case and three
In Cleveland's Honor.
Chicago, Sept. 38. —Mayor Rod* i**iind
a proclamation this afternoon requiting
all liunimsoi liinixes and manufo/luriug
establishment* to close on Oct 5, declaring
that iky u public holiday, on account of tlie
Pre-leul'* visit, lie also suggested that
buildings along tlie line of iiiur ib bo deco
rated will, flag*.
Ha LI iso* it, Mil.. Kept. ile. -lien H C.
Izitroi* wa. to-day, unanimously nomi
listed um lim Democratic . aixfldai* for
Maya* He *■*- twice Uoai elwtod no Urn
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21), 1887.
SHOT OX GERMAN SOIL
RESULT OF THE PUBLIC PROSE
Two Blood-Stained Spots Mark the
Place Where the Wounded Game-
Beater Died—The Press of Each
Country Very Conservative In Com
Berlin, Sept. 28.—1 tis stated that tho
Frenchmen shot on Saturday on tlie fron
tier were shot on German soil, this being
proved by blood stains on the ground. Two
soldiers who accompanied Kaufmann aver
that they saw the Frenchmen trespassing
on German territory, and shouted to warn
them. The Frenchmen paid no heed to
their cries and attacked Kaufmann’s party.
The Germans then fired, all concerned being
at the time on German soil.
RESULT OF THE INQUIRY.
The public prosecutor at Colmar has
made inquiry into the circumstances con
nected with . the shooting affair on
tiie Franco-German frontier on Satur
day last, and reports that Kaufmann,
the soldier who was detailed to assist tho
forest guard in preventing poaching, and
who did the shooting, saw twelve persons in
the pine forests on German territory, walk
ing in the direction of the French frontier.
Kaufmann called three times for the party to
halt, but no attention was paid to lus sum
mons, and he fired. Then seeing guns lev
eled at him from behind some trees on the
French boundary, he retreated from his po
sition. One of the forest guard named Lin
hop was a witness to the whole affair, and
corroborates Kaufman’s statement.
TWO SPOTS OF BLOOD.
Two large blood spots were found on the
French side, five yards from the frontier,
which are taken ns evidence that the game
tieatcr for tho Frencii party who died from
his wounds, dragged nimself to the spot
after being wounded ami lav there for some
time. No blood marks or footprints were
seen on the German side of the frontier,
there being a high growth of heather
thereabouts. Owing to the density of the
undergrowth and trees it would have been
impossible for Kaufmann, from the spot
where he fired, to have seen the place where
the blood marks were, or to have shot any
one there. It is therefore assumed by the
public prosecutor that the shots were fired
and took effect on German territory.
The North German Gazette deplores the
incident, and says: “We must await tho re
sult of the judicial inquiry before taking
any action in the matter.”
A HOLDING REDEEMED.
One of Lansdowne’s Tenants Estab
tablishes a Precedent.
Dublin, Sept. 28.—The largest tenant on
the Marquis of Lansdowne’s Luggacurrau
estate has redeemtxl his holding by paying
the amount of tlie judicial decree and costs.
His example will be followed by other ten
SIR HARCOURT SPEAKS.
London, Sept. 28. —Sir William Vernon
Hareourt addressed a meeting of Liberals at
Lewes to-day. He denounced the govern
ment policy in Ireland as base and brutal.
The course of the ministry, he said, was re
volting to the free peoplo of England, who
would not long endure to see a sister
country so maltreated. The Tories aimed
to maintain their privileges by forcing mat
ters, and opposed freedom, conciliation, and
self government to Ireland. We hailed the
prospect of the contest reaching a climax.
He aid not doubt that home rule would
Galway, Sept. 28.—Tho inquiry into the
circumstances surrounding the murder of
Constable Whelhan bv moonlighters was
continued to-day. The government an
nounced the withdrawal of the prosecution
of Callinan, one of tho prisoners, who has
turned Queen’s evidence. The evidenee
showed that five constables had secreted
themselves in Fanner Sexton’s house The
prisoner came to the house and knocked
twice on the door. Sexton asked: “Who’s
there?’ They replied: “The police, open
the door.” Sexton opened the door, where
upon three of the prisoners, two of whom
were armed w ith rifles ami one with and re
volver, rushed in to attack him with stories.
The polico theu emerged from their hiding
place, and n desperate struggle ensued. The
fight lasted fully twenty minutes, and
both the policemen and tho prisoners
were severely injured. Finally three men
were overpowered and arrested. During
the melee accomplices outside of the house
murdered Constable Whelhan who had boon
left on guard. At this point the inquiry
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 28. —A largely at
tended meeting under the auspices of the
Augusta branch of tlie National League,
was held to-uiglit at the Emmet Club Hall.
Hon. Patrick Walsh, Hon. James B.
Cumming, Congressman George B.
Barnes, of Georgia, and Congressman
George I) Tillman, of South Carolina,
spoke, and letters were read from Hon.
Martin V. Calvin, Capt. F. W. Dawson, of
Charleston, Col. C. C. Jones, Hon W. C.
Benet and other prominent gentlemen.
Resolutions were adopted condemning coer
cion in Ireland and the suppression of free
speech, the right to assemble and the policy
of the Tory government in general. A tlis
l.atcb from Atlanta was road announcing
like condemnation of the English govern
ment by the Georgia State Senate und the
news was received witli applause.
BELL’S CASE TO BE APPEALED.
Acting Attorney General Jenks Criti
cises the Boston Opinion.
Washington, Sept. 28. Acting Attorney
General Jenks to-day received a printed
copy of tho opinion of the United States
Court in Boston dimsissing the government
suit against the Bell Telephone Company.
He said this afternoon that he had read it
carefully, and did not regard it as good law.
He had, therefore, instructed Unite! States
Attorney Galvin, at Boston, to
take an appeal Pi the United States Sujirerue
Court, lie aid he did not care to dwusa
the opinion further than to remark that he
considered it eiToneoiw, and believed that it
would not tie sustained by the higher court.
Interstate Commerce Canos
Washington, Kept 28.—Tim Interstate
Commerce Commiatiou resume* it* sessions
ill Washington Oct. 12. Its present docket
contains about forty ea*es, which aro a
oigood for hearing before Nov. 10.
The dwrleabm, H. C., colored passenger
case will be heard on < let. Ilf
Southerners at Washington.
WaSIIINgTos. Kent. 28.---Cong|o*stna*i
dements, of (• ty . ■u, rqieiit most of the day
on iiusiiiSM at tn’ * up. til.
J L Yon go, of Pie cols, who we* Ad
I'utaJit tiniunul of Florida during Hoy.
fin*Luiu * miunuistraiioii, is hare.
An toarUkmiHps ML tick
Havas*. WmjH It*. A *l*<h of earth
ifiieke was felt at Hague Loday,
They Lay the Blame for the First
Defeat on Capt. Barr.
Londos, Sept. 28.—The yachtsmen of the
Clvdo are astounded at the result of yester
day's contest between the Thistle and Vol
unteer, und a mujority are despondent re
specting the result of the series of ruces.
Many blame Capt. Barr, of the Thistle, for
standing in toy close to land, and reason
that it was by doing so that ho lost yester
day’s race. Capt. Campbell, of tho yacht
Silent, says he remains hopeful of the re
sult, and claims that the Thistle’s
best chances are in the outside or run race.
The Chronicle says: “The next race, if tho
weather lie more propitious for tlie Thistle,
may lie the reverse of yesterday’s contest,
in which event public interest will be in
tense until the final raco on Saturday.
Meanwhile Americans may lx* congratula
ted upon having gallantly held their own,
and upon their prospect of still retain
ing the cup.”
The Standard says: “Tlie nows of the
Thistle’s defeat will cause almost as much
surprise as regret among English yachting
men Much, however, affords hope that
when tlie yachts meet to-morrow the result
will be reversal. The Volunteer had the
good fortune of getting tho first streak of
wind. The Thistle was hampered by tho
accompanying steamlxiats, tlie same us wus
the Galatea Inst year.”
COULDN’T BE EXAMINED.
New York, Bept. 28. —It was impossible
to find a vacant dry dock in New York
harbor to-day so that the cutter Thistle
could not bo examined on her bottom in
time for to-morrow’s race. Her owners
think it possible that the paint recently
plan'd on her lot,tom has blistered and
roughened, and thus re tank'd her speed
Pope Leo’s Jubilee.
Rome, Sept. 28. —The jubilee receptions
at the Vatican have begun. The Roman
Congregation to-day presented the Pope
with an offering and received the Pope’s
blessing. Tlie Roman police have seized
the Pope’s jubilee medals, which are in
scribed: “Pope Loo XIII., Pontifex et Rex.”
It is expected thut. the Vatican will protest
against the seizure and will point out that
the law of guurimto's recognized the Pope’s
right to the title of sovereign.
A Remonstrance by tho Pope.
Rome, Sept. 28.—Mgr. Galinbert.i has
remonstrate! with the Russian government
in behalf of tho Holy flee against the treat
ment to which Catholics ure subjected in
Berlin, Sept. 28.—The government has
forbidden the use of tho Pqish language in
the Prussian Poland schoofl.
STATE CAPITAL SIFTINGS
Session of the Convict Court—The Cap
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 28.*—'There was n
short session of tho convict coift this after
noon. The principal witness was James M.
Smith, one of the lessees. He controls the
Oglethorpe camp. There was nothing of
special public importance in his evidence.
He asserted that the convicts under his con
trol are well cared for, well ;fed, and well
One or two guards were examined, but
nothing was elicited. There are throe wit
nesses yet to be examined, ufter whicli the
argument will begin. The arguments will
consume considerable time, as it is under
stood that there will bo three speeches for
the State and five for the lessees.
The Capitol Commission met this morn
ing in the Governor’s office There were
present Commissioners Howell, Cook and
Thomas, and absent Commissioners Alex
ander and Miller. The Governor stated
that he nad not submitted to the Attorney
General tlie question as to tie bond of the
contractors. Commissioner Howell sub
mitted a report on sewerage, to
gether with several bids for putting
down a sower. On motion it was resolved
that the bid of A. P. Stewart & Cos., to do
the work as specified for 8362, using vitri
fied 12-inch pipe, properly jointed, etc., us
per specifications, bo aeoeptod. Estimate
No. 32, of $9,881 53, was approved. The
Commissioners’ salaries, amounting to
$3,026 84 were approved. The Commission
adjourned to meet Oct. 22.
A Belief that He Will Succeed Secre
Washington, Kept. 28. —The President is
expected to wait until Congress meets lieforo
nominating a successor to the late Justiee
of the United States Supremo Court. He
thinks it well thut tho appointee to this
place should be confirmed by tho Senate
before he takes his seat on the bench. The
present members of the Supreme Court also
prefer this course. They will carefully do
the extra work during tlie October term
rather than run the risk of tlie formal rejec
tion, by the Senate,of u non apjxdntoo to Ixj
a member of the court and actually oxer
oise the functionsof judge. The recent efforts
of the friends of gentlemen in Louisiana,
Texas and other States to have their
respective candidates appointed to the
vacancy has only strengthened the Presi
dent's conviction that tojcretarv Lamar is
the man for the place. He will be confirm
ed if appointed, for he is very popular in
the Senate, It is Ixilieved here that Senator
Colquitt will be his successor at the head of
the Interior Department.
Secretary Thompson Entirely Satisfied
With the Result.
Washington, Sept. 28.—T0-day’s offer
ing* of tmiids to the government amounted
to $253,900, of which $153,950 were 4% per
cents., and $99,950 4 perosnti. Acting Sec
retary Thoni|>son said this after
noon that lie could only account
for the slimline** of the offcnngK
on tlie theory that the hokieni of tlie Ixino*
did not care to convert them into money.
It might, however, he added, !*■ regard'd
w it healthy sign us tending to show that the
$29,000,000 recently put upon the market by
the operations, of tile department, hud
averted tlie ixoxihillly of a panic and hud
brought about a feeling of greater confidence
and security. L— tliaii $5,000,000 L now
needed, lie —id. to meet the sinking fund
requirement of $14,1*10')0 ami there are
■till nine day* within which to obtain thut
amount according i-> tie- terms of 1 1.. cir
cular. Application* (or the iiiepuyinunl of
interest were received to-day on hood*
amounting to 117D.1M, making total to dale
Cook County’* Uoodlera.
CNIUun, hvjrt 28. -Til* HmOm Attorney
I* stdJ ciig.i M**t in —tiling up Um* affair* of
tii* omul y tosilM*. uud (4 w* learned
to-day t lust an fur mM|mis i iil* have tow W
baited soil J M W Jotas, Who paid over
$4 .4Ai Maixiei 'tr'dbars, wU-v s** up #)(*/,
*i*d Elijah Jinkiuag' who o*4lls 18.5115.
A FIZZLE IN A DRIZZLE.
THE G. A. R. PARADES AT ST. LOUIS
HIDDEN UNDER UMBRELLAS.
Thousands of tho Veterans Leave the
City In Disgust - The Encampment
Opened in the Exposition Hall Gen.
Fairchild Delivers tho Annual Ad
St. Louis, Sept. 88. —Rain continued to
drop down steadily this morning, and with
increased showers. Everything was
drenched, and the ardor of the citizens and
soldiers wus dampened. Thousands of vet
erans, after awaiting twenty-four hours in
the rain to realize t he promises of tlie signal
service office for fair weather, started for
home. Yet there wore nituiy thousands left,
and Grand Marshal Grier issued an order to
prepare for the pa rale. Tlio army moved
at 10 o’clock.
The oolunfn was formed in toil divisions
shortly before It o’clock. A Ixxly of police
headed tho procession, followed next by
Grand Marshal Grier, und his aids, and tho
Commander in Chief, and liis staff of 100
mounted officers, anil next came tho war
Governors und invited gu**sts in close car
riages. Tho men in tho prix'easion wore al
most all equipped with umbrellas or rub
ber coats, or Doth, mid had their trousers
rolled up. As tho guests in carriages were
obliged to keep the windows closed, but little
was soon of them. The department of Mis
souri wus given the right of tlie line, mid
they mustered several thousand strong,
Gen. Sherman and the reviewing officers
stood in the rain, which came harder as the
procession passed the reviewing stand.
It took wie Missouri Division twenty-five
minutes to pass.
The colored posts were cheered.
Tattered battle flags called forth enthusi
At 1:30 o’clock tho Sons of Veterans
brought up tho rear, mul ranks were
OPENING THE ENCAMPMENT.
The encampment opened in due form in
tlie entertainment hull of the exposition
building at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon The
Commander-in-Chicf, Gen. Fairchild, pre
sided. In his annual address he gives
the total number of members borne
on tho rolls of tho order at the last
national encampment .us' 326,199. The
number reported June 30, 1887,
was 372,674 an actual gain in flvoquarters of
46,157. The increase of members in the
ninety days ending June 30, 1887, in good
standing was 15,016. 111 1880 there were
60,634 members. In the last five quarters
there have been mustered into tlie Grand
Army 73,355. There were reported June 30,
1887, in gfxxl standing 836,562, suspended
25,220, by delinquent reixirts 10,892. The
total at tho last returns borne upon tho rolls
MONEY SPENT FOR CHARITY.
The amount reported expended in charity
from March, 1386, to March, 1887. inclusive
is $253,934. This money was distributed to
17,607 comrades and their families, and
8,999 others were assisted, giving 26,606 in
dividuals who had received bene
fits during the year. In eonclu-'
sion he said: “In fraternity, charity
and loyalty, we stand proud of tho fact that
there is not now, nor has there ever lieon
any bitter fooling of hate for those of our
fellow citizens who were once in arms
against us, but now being loyal, have long
ago taken their old time places in our hearts,
never, we devoutly hoj*, to he removed
therefrom. We have not now
nor have we at any time since the war
closed hod any disposition to open again the
bloodv chasm which once unhappily divided
this jieoplo. We not only will not ourselves
reopen that dreadful abyss, but we will
with loyal people. North anil South, protest
against all attempts which others may
make to do so by holding up for especial
honor and distinction anything that per
tains to or in any manner glorifies the cause
“With the peoplo of the South wo only
seek to continue friendly rivalry long ago
entered ujxm in the effort to make our be
loved land great and prosperous,
and its jieople intelligent, happy
and virtuous. We Ivill rival them
in exalting ull that pertains and honors this
great Union, and in condemning everything
that tends to foster a hostile sentiment
thereto. Wo will rival them in earnest eu
deuvor to inculcate in tho minds of all citi
zens of this country, and especially of our
children, heurtfelt love for the United
States of America, to the end that
tlie present und coming generations
shall in any part of the land believe in and
maintain true allegiance thereto, based upon
paramount resjieet for and fidelity to its
constitution and laws, which will lead them
to discountenance whatever tends to weaken
loyalty, incites insurrection, treason
or rebellion, or in any manner
impairs the efficiency and wrma
nency of our free institutions,
and will iriqx*) them to encourage the spread
of universal liberty, equal rights and justice
to ail men, and to defend these .sentiments,
which are quoted from tlie fundamental
law of our order, with their lives if need lx*,
and to the further end that they shall so
revere the emblems of the union thnt under
no circumstances ean lie coupled with them
in the same honorable term* symtxils of
sentiment which are antagonistic to its per
petuity.” Tho conclusion of the address anil
the allusion to tho South, mot with a most
hearty response, and was greeted with
PLAYING WITH GUNS.
One of the Woapons is Accidentally
CoLUMHUB, G A., Sept. 38.—Throe young
men named Watley.Wulsh und Britton were
out hunting on tho Echols place in Ala
liama, two miles north of Brownvillo, and
took shelter in an out house to get out of
the rain. Britton and one of the other men
engaged in n play with their guns, each
holding the brwxffi of his own gun, and
pointing it at tin* other, when one of the
guns was discharged. The wad bxik effect
in Britton’* arm entering alxmt the wrist,
and ranging upward to the elbow. .It is
thought that the arm will have to be ampu
Tho dead Ixxly of the negro woman found
in tlie river yesterday ha* lieon identified a*
tii it of Daisy King It i* not yet known
whether her death wo* the result of murder
.- .ai. -1 1 '
Observing Yorv Klppur.
Pensacola, Fla.. Kept. 38. —All the
lh brew mcrcluuil* hsd their placwi of hui
Ixw cU—l toda y lor the piir|*me of cel*
Mating lb* least of "Yoin Klppur,” or Day
of A tot Mi 11 MSI t. liuMia—i wus aiioul *Ua
■riutnl during Um* ilsy, and tin* city looked
A fiM'SO mas si W water a. M atwaaSs. lis4 s $lO
toll • hitfti b* put lulu hi* |uk*t**ik Hemg
unwaeo Lo • srrytoy luouey to that n* • |ito le 8a
Lag'S wliere he had plai**’*l the 1 I, and, *>4
Is-ilig alii* to Htai it. eutw baled to i-ad It*** fob
iw 4 lie U**> *44 lit* Jaxihat l**A furs bile s
AoUer aix4 xiiwxk Its tx*N Th* ttmiaav
letNxt lie ful as —la u—da sfUm 14m* Jtottog issii
hast 4*iae tod
Groat Interest in the Coming Prohibi
Stahkk, Fr,A., Sept. 28.—There is con
sidernblo interest manifested here in the
election for or against prohibition which
comes off Oct. 14. The saloons all dose on
the last day of September, fourteen days
before the election, so we will practically
have prohibition in this town and county
for fourteen days at any rate The general
opinion is that the couuty will go dry by u
Already jsirties are coming in looking for
houses, and there baa been some important
sales of real estate. Starke is to nave a
bank very soon. The building for t hat pur
pose is now approaching completion, ami is
a large two-story brick, making a very
t'apt. J. C. Richard, who was so seriously
wounded in the face by George Miller, is on
the streets again. The lull I was located and
extracted bv the attending physician, Dr.
Tat<' Powell, only a few days ago, since
which his improvement mus been very rapid.
Little Johnnie Beal, of Fernandinu, was
very painfully injured yesterday on his
way home front Waldo. He was sitting ut.
the window of o passenger coach on the
Florida, Railway and Navigation road fast
mail, and carelessly allowed his arm to hang
out for some distance when it came in con
tact witli the swinging door of aimilding at
Tempos, dislocating the Is hum at the ellsiw
joint, cutting and contusing the liinh con
siderably. Ho was returned to Starke on
the next train going south, and turned oor
to the company's surgeon, I>r. Tab' Diwell,
for treatment. Dr. Powell replace l the dis
located boat's, and returned him to his
parents on the next train.
The newspaper mania is rampant in
Hbirke at present. We art' to have during
the next few days three papers—two
weeklies and one daily. The latter is to lie
cabl'd the Florida Reflector. It will make
its first appearance Oct. 3. The Saul
Florida Courier came out lost week, and
was certainly a credit to its projectors, Mr.
Trimble and Miss Emma Hogan.
GEN. HOPKINS DEAD.
He Was Born in Georgia and Once
Fought a Duel.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 2s. Gen. Ed
ward Hopkins, Collector of the Port of
Jacksonville, died this morning at 3 o’clock
at his residence, of chronic bladder trouble.
He was in the 77th year of his age.
Gen. Edward Hopkins was a native of
Mclntosh county, Georgia, lie was at one
timo Collector of the Port of Darien, and
ho held a similar position here at the time
of his death. Ho came to Florida in 1368
and settled on his plantation at Han Diego
thirty years ago. He was a general of
Florida militia, and at one time was elected
to the Legislature. In 1860 he was the
Whig or Union candidate for Governor
against Milton, the war candidate, uml
made a brilliant canvass of the State, but
was defeated. The war trumpet having
sounded, he offered his services and
was elected a Colonol of the Fourth Florida
regiment. This imsition, however, he was
soon forcod to resign, owing to his ill health.
Since the war he had always taken an ac
tive part in politics, and during the years
of 18(18 and 1809 was Mayor of Jackson
Among his nearest relatives is Dr. Hop
kins. or Thomasville, Go., who is his
brother. The General wus a gentleman of
the old school, and came of an aristocratic
family. He will Is) remembered by old
Georgians as having fought a duel
with double-barreled guns with
Gen. ('hai les Floyd, and in the duel Gen.
Hopkins was severely woundod, and up to
his death he always limped from the shot.
In Savannah and other parts of Georgia
the family connection is large. Arrange
ments are being made in this city to have
an imposing funeral to-morrow morning at
A Branch of the Iron Hall Organized
—Cotton Rolling In.
Boston, Ga., Sept. 28. —Branch No. 552
of theJOrderof the Iron Hall lias been organ
ized here with Dr. J. T. Culpepper as Chief
Justice, and R. G. Stone as Accountant.
Tho “Holiness Meeting” closed hero Sunday
night lust, several having confessed “Chris
tian perfection.” Those attending the meet
ing say it was tho I set ever held, and was
productive of much good.
The City Fathers are putting cisterns on
Broad street, and will have a fire engine
A six weeks’ drought was broken to-day
by a copious rain.
Two thousand bales of cotton have been
marketed here up to the present time. One
thousand bales more are expected.
It is rumored that a newspaper will bo
started here soon.
The sugar cane crop has been cut short
fully 25 per cent, by the recent drought.
The fast mail trains are stopping at this
place now, which is a great convenience to
the traveling public.
HORSES SHOW THEIR HEELS.
The Results of the Day's Races at
Saratoga and Louisville.
New York, Kept. 28.—At the Prospect
Park races today the weather was very un
pleasant. Tho events were os follows:
First Rac*— For all ages; seven-eighths of a
mile. Bpeolalty won, with Cyclops second ami
Pasha third. Time I:SBS4.
Second Rack- For two-year-olds; selling;
three-quarters of a mile. Omaha led from the
iilart to the finish, with Tboora second and Waif
third. Time 1:17.
Third Rack. Boulevard handicap, for throe
year-olds and upward; one mile and a half.
Rupert led from the start to the finish, with
Kurus second and Hamum third. Time liiitvk,.
Fourth Race. Maple stakes, for two year
olds; three-quarters i" a mile George Oyster
won, with Leo H. second and King Crab third.
Finn Hack- I land leap for 3-year-olds and
tipwanls; one and one sixteenth miles. Hurved
won, with Rdmnmil second and Itoaz third.
Time | ;.V)b, Mutuals paid ll.'iK,
Kixtii Race Handicap for all ages; three
quarters of a mile. Umpire won by a length,
with cins'taw second “sate. Kits third.
AT CHURCHILL DOWNS.
IjOUlmvillk, Kept. 98.—The attendance
at Churchill Downs, to day, was very small.
The track was ankle deep 111 mud. The fa
vorites were Isabel in three races. The
events were as follows:
Kiiist Race- Keren furlongs Prtde of the
(ires! won. leading the entire distance; Brum!
head was second with Our Friend third. Time
hn uni Rack five furlongs. Bonita llelle
won. vt I til Clay Hbs'kbin second and India third.
Third Race Helling fsjns*; one mile Conk
ling won after leading the entire way, with
John Morris second aisi Minnesota third. Ttnui
Fourth its x Ms furlongs laws ICvawa
won, witli Itlshy second sod Fanny Htiwsi
thiol Time tVI
Finn Raj a *n*e note Kiel seventy yards.
Tain (I Kiianue passnd under Ue wire first by
bait a lengtb IL le Judges awarded Jim
fs>ug|JW a tool, ledding I hat l l Mienter s brush
infeilMt him iiesi lie ni.leb isMrnyied with hi#
stint. Big Three Uurd, was given second
money. Tim • i : fcMA
I PRICE glO A YEAR. I
1 ft t ENTS A COPY, f
SENATORS STICK IT OUT.
THE SUBSTITUTE FOR THE GLENN
BILL INSISTED ON.
A Vote of 21 to 14 In Favor of Stand
ing by Their Action—Resolutions of
Sympathy for Ireland Unanimously
Adopted The Sale of the State Hoad
Atlanta, Ga., Kept. 28. In the .Senate
to-rlay Mr. Janies, of the Thirty-sixth dis
trict, moved reconsideration of the action
of the Senate on tho Confederate soldiers
pension bill. The motion was lost.
The resolution to provide for the lease op
sale of certain land belonging to tho State
hi Calhoun, Gordon county, was taken from
the bible and [mssud.
The bill to make county officials incom
petent in grand juries passed.
On motion of Mr. Jackson, of the Thirty
seventh, district tho Glenn bill was again
token up for action as the House had refused
to concur in tho substitute pussed by the
Senate. Ho then moved that the Senate
adhere to its aetion in passing the substi
tute, on which motion Mr. Wright, of tho
Flint, called the yeas and nays.
Tho call Wfis sustained, and the Senate
adhered to the substitute by a vote of 21 to
14. Those voting in favor of adhering to
the substitute were Messrs. Atwood, Brant
ley, DoJnmette, Hamilton, Hand, of tho
Ninth, Hand, of the Eighth, Jackson,
Powell, Pringle, Ritchie, Roberts. Rusk.
Bimnions, Smith, of the Sixth, Wofford
Those who voted against it wore Messrs.
Brannon, Courtney, Daniel, Dilworth,
Favor, Foster, Gut-rry, Hawkes, Laiukin,
Lewis, McCants. Robbins, Smith, of tho
Twenty-fifth, and Wright, of the First.
President Davidson, Senator from the
Eighteenth district, introduced tho follow
ing resolutions, which were unanimously
adopted, and supiiortod them in a handsome
Wiieii sah, The Irish people are now engaged
in a constitutional struggle for the right of self
government in oraer tliat they may is- secure in
lierson, property aud the pursuit of happiness,
Whereas, The present governing power in
Great Brilain has suspended in Ireland tho
ordinary operation of the law, placing the
|am .pie of that country at the mercy of an ir
n<s|Kiiisihlu constabulary and wresting from
them the acknowledged privileges of British
citizenship; therefore, lie it
h'rohr/l, by the General Assembly of tha
State of Georgia, That the most heartfelt, sym
pathy of the people of tills Htate Is extended to
the i*oopie of Ireland in their laudable and pat
riotic struggle for home rule.
Resolved, Titat, as a people of almost ex
clusive English origin, inheriting pride in tho
struggle which, beginning at Knnriymede. has
built up the constitutional fabric of English
lllierty, wo protest against the denial to the peo
ple or Ireland of the right of public assemblage,
of free speech and of eonstltutloiial agitation
for tho Improvement of their rendition.
Resolved, That his Excellency tho Governor,
transmit copies of these resolutions to tl.q
Earl of Salisbury, to the Kt. Hon. William Glad
stone ami Charles Stewart Parnell.
The next business was tho consideration
of the hill of Mr. Livingston of tho Seventh
district, amending the tax law so as to re
lieve nurserymen from u tax of $75 iivevery
county where their agents sell trees. Tha
committee amended by making the tax $5,
and tho hill us thus amended pussed.
In the House.
11l tho House to-day Mr. Berner, of Mon
roe, moved to reconsider the aetion of the
House yesterday in defeating tho bill pro
hibiting peddling on tho lauds of another
without the consent of tho owner, which
The House then took up the special order
of the day, which was the consideration of
the resolution by Mr. Harrison, of Quitman,
providing for the sale or lease of the West
ern anil Atlantic railroad. Mr. Harrison
took the floor and briefly explained the
objects of the resolution, which was to ad
vertise for bids for the lease or sale of tha
property, and that all bids received were to
lie presented to the next Legislature for itts
After a lengthy discussion of the mattotf
by various members, Mr. Harrison intro
duced a resolution providing for the contin
uance of tlie consideration of this bill at the
afternoon session. A substitute was offered
to make the bill the continuing special
order for the morning session, which substi
tute wus adopted.
Tho Committee on Finance made a report
favoring the passage of the additional ap
propriation hill to supply the deficiency in
the appropriation bill for 1887-1888.
At tlie afternoon session tho bill to incor
porate the Commercial Bank, of Augusta,
as amended by the Senate, was taken up,
and tho Senate amendments concurred in.
The bill to reguluto tho manner of con
ducting educational institutions in this Htate,
and to protect the rights of the colored aud
white people, and to provide jienaltles for
infractions of its provisions i known at tha
(Menu bill), was taken up on motion of Mr.
Harrison, of Quitman, who urgod that tha
House insist upon its refusal to accept the
Senate’s substitute. By a unanimous vote
the House refused to concur, and insistodon
the original bill.
The bill to authorize the wardens of the
Episcopal church of Columbus to sell and
convey certain property, was taken up and
the Senate amendment concurred in.
Mr. Kimbrough’s bill to prevent stock
from running at large in Lee county, was
The bill to provide for an additional ai>-
propriation to meet the deficiency in the
general appropriation act for the years
1887 and 1888, was passed.
Mr. Candler’s bill to continue the existe
enco of the Htoue Mountain circuit, amend
ed by the Senate so as to read Douglas
The bill of Mr. Felton, of Macon, to
amend the charter of Montezuma, passed.
Mr. Aruheiin’s bill to incorpcirate the Al
bany, Cuthbert and Western railroad,
| )l tHSI m |
Mr. McCord’s bill toVamend section 3322
of tho Code, passed.
Mr. M<"Cord’s bill to Incorporate the Au
gusta, Gibson and Handersville railroad,
Mr. McCord’s bill to incorporate the Au
gusta and Thomasville railroad, leased.
Tho House thou adjourned.
FORGED A CHECK.
A Bank Teller s Vigilance Leadd to
the Arrest or a Crook.
Jacksonville, Fla., Kept 28.—-A young
man to-day forged the name of Farwell &
Page, furniture dealers, to a check for $438.
He presented the check at the First National
Bank for fiaymeiit but the teller, suspecting
tliat the check wax bogus, telephoned to tils
firm. As anon as the man saw that tha
teller was making inquiries bs ran from the
bank, less lug the check, Mr Fur well inn
iiedlauly euapaited a young man who had
. -Miic into bt --tore tills morning to buy
lurniture, and notified Mat offbwrv Tim
Immnl was filially cajAurad on hay *u<t,
and kleiiUliail by Ulw tellur He was Own
ivsMMiltnsi to Jan lie refuse* Ut give his
nsiw Th* is IWHM I Is ais-Al 27 years of
age aud iWniod to be (rum N.w Y xrh* |