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l ESTABLISHED IBAO ) } .1. H. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f ST. LOUIS AT THEIR FEET. CHILDREN A ND FINANCIERS CHEER THE CLEVELANDS. A Visit to the Fair Grounds Mrs. Cleveland Accorded a Reception by Society Ladies While the Merchants’ Exchange Entertains the President— A Public Reception. Sr. Lons, Oct. B.—Till this morning the President has been the guest of Mayor Francis’, but to-day and to-morrow he be longs to the people. Fairer weather could not be asked. The skies are clear and the gentle north winds are sufficiently cold to make light overcoats desirable. The streets, cleaned by last night’s shower, are free from dust, and everywhere along the line of the President’s ride to the fair grounds the sidewalks were crowded to their utmost capacity. The President’s carriage, drawn by a quartette of gaily caparisoned high stepping black horses, and followed by five other carriages provided for his traveling companions, and the local committee in charge, reached Maj or Francis’ mansion, in Vandeventer place, a few minutes before 10 o'clock this morning. At that hour the President and Mrs. Cleveland appeared at the door of the mansion and were applauded by a crowd of ladies and children that had gathered in the park in front of the resi dence. There was a noticeable absence of men, and the dresses of the people indicated a preponderance of the better classes. OFF FOR THE FAIR GROUNDS. Maj. C. C. Rainwater entered the car riage with the President and his wife and in a few minutes they were moving briskly toward the fair grounds, escorted by a squad of mounted police and the citizens’ committee in carriages. Hundred of vehi cles crowded with people awaited on Grand avenue at the entrance of Vandeventer place and joined the procession, which was strung out along the avenue for more than a mile. There was no noise whatever along the route except the clatter of the horses’ hoofs on the road and the tramp of thou sands of feet upon the beaten walks. No mishap or incident occurred to mar the pleasant morning drive and at 10:45 o'clock the party arrived at the gate of the fair grounds. The drive to the grounds was made at a trot. It was children’s day and th youngsters were out in great force. They, with their mothers, nurses and friends, packed the seats of the amphi theatre and surrounding promenade to the numher of 60,000. The brass band in the pagoda in the centre attempted to make itself heard, but the shrill voiced congrega tion made everj’thing but the bass drum inaudible. DID NOT ALIGHT. The visitors did not alight. After driv ing around the amphitheatre track, a halt was made, and Mrs. Cleveland was pre sented by the lady superintendent of the kindergarten schools with a handsome has Vet of flowers. The children, led by the band, sang “Hail Columbia,” and the cor tege, after a drive through the fair grounds, made its way hack to the city, where they went directly to the" Merchants’ Exchange. Mrs. Cleveland did not accompany the President to the exchange, but was left on route at the resilience of the Mayor, whence she went to that of Mrs. Seanlan, one of society’s leaders, where the ladies of St. Louis had an opportunity to pay their respects. ENTERTAINING MRS. CLEVELAND. The reception to Mrs. Cleveland this noon, giveo by Mrs. Mary Seanlan, was attended by about 150 guests, including the most fashionable and beautiful women of St. Louis. Mrs. Cleveland arrived at the bouse shortly after noon and was met at, the carriage door by a band of children, little girls of the Sisters' school across the way. The beauti ful lawn was dotted with their little forms and they drew around the mistress of the White House, as three of their number presented a ship of crimson roses. Leaving this s('ene Mrs. Cleveland was escorted to the north end of the grand parlor of the Seanlan mansion, perhaps the most magnificently and taste fully furnished private house in the West. The ladies were presented to Mrs. Cleveland bj- Mrs. Seanlan, and she pressed their hands and had some pleasant word for each as they passed. DINING IN STATE. After meeting all she was escorted to the state dining-room, and seated at a table with the hostess and four favored guests. The table was handsomely decorated with flowers and fruit. At a number of tables at the side of the room other guests were seated. When luncheon was finished the Catholic Sisters, teachers of the school of the neighborhood, were presented to Mrs. Cleveland, she remaining seated at the table. On arising she was escorted imme diately to her carriage, which was almost buried in flowers, the gifts of school chil dren. and was driven to the Linden Hotel. Onarrivingat the Merehants'F.xohunge.the President was taken to the directors’ room, where a large number of representative i itizens from the interior of the State were introduced to him by counties. When this ceremony was over, the President was escorted to the main hall of the exchange. The immense room, which is 225 feet long and 150 wide, was jammed to its utmost capacity with people, and the President had difficulty in getting from the reception room to the platform. On the first appearance of the President, loud cheers went up from the entire multitude, and as lie ascended the platform the enthusiasm was intense. CLEVKL AND’S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Frank Gaiunie, President of the Mer chant* Exchange. introduced Major Francis mid declared this the most auspicious day lor fit. louis within her history. Mayor Francis t hen welcomed the President to the city and State, and after another explosion of cheers the President reiionded as fol lows: If I am expected to make an extended speech on this occasion, 1 am afraid that I shall disap point you, and this I should lie sorry to do, after having succeeded at last, through much tribulation, in standing face to face with inj St. Louis friends. The tribulation of which I speak lias arisen from the extreme kindness of a 'aat number of American people, and the. cordial Invitations they have tendered me to Hopand see them on the way to you. Your city was the objective pnlni of my travel in this direction, but it has sometimes seemed to me that every town between Washington and here has been'represented as being directly oil my route, and it has been hard to convince their kind and enthusiastic citizens that it would not. he entirely easy within the time at m.vdunosal to pay them a visit. My own-incli nation lending ine in the direction of their de sires, it has been a difficult matlorto resist their importunities, hut I have made up my mind tbut the people ofHt. lonia are to blame for the entire perplexity and disappointment which this matter has caused, lor it was through them hat 1 was Induced to leave borne at all. , THE CITY'S THRIFT. / I expect that anything I might say concern sing your State or city in the way of laudation or congratulation would hardly equal your own es timate of these subjects. T iielleve there was a lime when St. Louis was a determined and jealous rival of Chicago. 1 don'l know whether this condition continues or not, but I hope it does While you can hardly expert lookers on to take sides in such a contest, we are interested to the extent that snob a struggle adds to the growth and Improvement, of the country at large Both of these cities Illustrate, In a won derful degree, how completely and how speed!!-,• §l)£ §Umim American energy and bustling ingenuity utilizes every avavailble element of muni cipal growth, and how every use ful type of the world's population is assimi lated to the grand purpose of American expansion. lam here reminded of what I sup pose to be a fact, that more than one half of your voters are of foreign birth and parentage. The growth and increase of your city in every way indicate, I think, that that condition of your population, thus made ap parent. is tty no means to be depreciated, and my observation during a long residence in a city similarly situated has led me to know the value to any community of industrious, frugal and thrifty men and women who come from foreign lands to find new homes with us. who invest themselves with our citizenship, and who are satisfied and content with the freedom of our government and with our laws and insti tutions. A LINK EASILY DRAWN. The line is easily draw n between them and non-assimilating emigrants who seek our shores solely for purposes involving disturbances and disadvantage to our body politic. I hope I may w ithout impropriety say this much in recogni tion of what has been done for St. Louis by its naturalized citizens as well as in re membrance of many kind and valued friends and associates of former days. 1 deem myself especially fortunate in being with you at a time w hen the manufactures aim products of you# city aud the surrounding country are on exhibition. At your fair, one of the largest in the country, these who seek the best and surest evidence of your substantial prospects, may well he satisfied. Here I shall see things which are conclusive proof of thrift, and wealth, and comfortable homes. I hope to see besides, while here, cer tain features of your city’s life, which just at this time are unusually displayed, and which es tablishes the fact that the people of St 1 /mis with all their business engagements, and with all their toil and st irring trade, are not averse to pleasure and enjoyment. I hope that you will find your visitors to he interested sight seers, and of nil things, you may be as sured, however much you may impress us with the greatness of youn it v.we are certain to have our hearts filled ' wit h it grateful appreciation of the kindness aud hospitality of your people CHEER UPON CHEER. Three or four times during the delivery of the President’s remarks, at every pause, in fact, some voice proposed three cheers for Grover Cleveland, and the lungsof the mill titude responded. The band greeted the close of his remarks with a national air, and the Presidential party filed out of the en trance aisle, thathad been kept open by the po lice. The streets were jammed with people.and it was with difficulty t hat President Cleve land was gotten to his carriage. Once there citizens pressed to his side, and extended their hands in vain. “I will greet you all later,” said the President, “but not here.” From the exchange the President and his companions were escorted in their carriages through the principal business streets of the city, the ride lasting about an hour. Everywhere along the route masses of people awaited and greeted the guest of the day. The police arrangements were excellent, and there was no disorder, the crowds manifest ing their enthusiasm in cheers and noise, and refraining from crowding about and following the carriages. The most conspicu ous feature of the decoration was the array of gas jets, each lamp and awning- post be ing a branching tree of piping, while at the street corners great arches were thrown across from curb to curb. These bore a million colored globes the effect of which, even in the daylight, was striking. A PUBLIC RECEPTION. The cortege reached the Lindell Hotel at 2 o'clock, where rooms, including a series of large parlors, had heen secured for the President. An hour Mas given for lunch aud rest, and atß o’clock Mrs. Cleveland, having rejoined her husband, the doors of the reception parlors were thrown open and the public were admitted to shake the hands of the President and his wife. The reception hegan promptly at 8 o'clock and continued until 6. A crowd of several hundred ladies and gentlemen were already in waiting in the upper lobby of the hotel when the doors were opened a Dd, as the orchestra struck up a march, the people moved iu rapidly and made their exit by another door The President and Mrs. Cleveland received their visitors standing iu the middle of the lare-e parlor, under a rich chandelier. Mrs. Cleveland was richly clad in a blue surah silk, which had a figure of red rosebuds and green leaves. It was medium decolette, trimmed liberally with lace, and had full lace sleeves to the elbows; several rows of coral beads adorned her shapely neck, and a diamond brilliant glit tered at her throat. A score of leading society ladies of St. Louis, beautiful in face and figure and richly clad, assisted her. The police arrangements inside the hotel were excellent and the line moved past the Presi dent freely, but outside a scene was to lie witnessed the oddity of which it would be bard to overstate. The street was narrow and through its middle ran the double tracks of a busy street railway. An attempt was made to keep the thousands of waiting visitors in line, six or eight abreast, but every- half minute this was broken by the passage of cars. These fought their way through the crowding masses together on each side and forced hundreds out. of their places. Behind each car a crowd followed iind took the abandoned places in the line. The next car pushed many of these forward towards the hotel, with the natural result of crowding an equal number out of line in front. There was a liberal sprinkling of ladies in the throng, and an admixture of countrymen of the pure Western type, who had come long dis tances to see the President. How they surged mid struggled, how they shouldered and scolded —everything hut fought. The stream flowed up against a dead wall of humanity wedged into the doorway, split it with the pressure from behind, and parti ulm* made their wav again into the mass in the rear with true Western persistence. HOW CLEVELAND STOOD IT. The President received, as lie alwaysdoes. He has become very expert iu the discharge of his part of the work, and manages to greatly facilitate the passage of the line, in spired apparently only by a desire to give the coveted opportunity to as great a num ber as possible. If lie ever gets fatigued his appearance fails to give evidence of the fact, submitting, as he does, good naturedly to the familiar, often boisterous, salutations of many who approach him, he lakes the liberty some times to give a loiterer, with a grasp of his hand, a sturdy puli in the direction lie ought to move, and often, with half a dozen words, manages to answer in kind the greetings of as many warm eallars. Mrs. Cleveland stood to-day to the left aud a little in the rear of her husband, and during the greater part of the three hours’ recep tion acknowledged the greetings of her visitors with a smile and bow, but without taking their hands. When the doors were closed the crowd of disappointed ones in waiting numbered many thousands. Col. Turnout estimates that t',ooo persons took the hand of the President this afternoon. VIEWING THE ILLUMINATIONS. At 7:30 o’clock this evening the President ami Mrs. Cleveland, with their seven travel ing companions, were escorted by the new reception committee through the illuminated streets of the city. It is safe to say that not less than 150,000 persons were in waiting along the line of their ride to sec the city’s guests. At f 4 'ie exposition they were con ducted througu the exhibition halls, but had no opportunity to see anything of in terest. in fact, it was with much difficulty that the police escort was able to clear passage, and keep the crowd back behind them, In the auditorium of Music Hall, where the party occupied reserved boxes, in eoninanv with the committee. Gilmore’s SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1887. band of sixty pieces played several selections, the first being “Shower of Roses.” During the performance of this piece a hanging screen at one side of the stage was let fall, ex posing a beautiful life-size oil painting of Mrs. Cleveland painted by- a Washington artist. From the letting down of the screen to the end of the piece rose leaves continued to fall from the ceiling high upon the pic ture. The visitors, after listening to the music for half an hour, were escorted to the lecture room of the exposition, where Mun easky’s “Christ Before Pilate” was on exhibition. The Presidential party reached the hotel at 10 o’clock and were serenaded by the Hendricks Association, assisted by political clubs from all the wards of the city and from many towns from a distance. The serenade proper was given by several singing societies and they and the procession, of which they formed a part, numbered fully 30,000. CLEVELAND THANKS TH EM. The President was introduced to the sere nades by- Col. David Carruth and addressed them as follows: Fku,ow Citizens: For the compliment von have tendered us you may be sure we are duly appreciative and grateful. It adds another to the pleasing incidents which will make our visit to St. Louis kindly remembered. Though the trip which we have undertaken is one of sight seeing and social intercourse with the people who have extended to us their hearty welcome, it would he affectation oniuy part if I should appear to ignore the fact that this evidence of frietidli ness, and courtesy, which I now- acknowledge, are tendered by- those who are not only my fellow citizens, but members of the political party to which I belong 1 hope I may say without offense to any that 1 am glad to see, and that l am glad to believe, that the heartinessof your demons! ration hot rays, to some extents your Democratic enthusiasm. I feel like confessing to you to-night, that what I have seen of this vast country aud its people since I left home has, if possible, increased my sense of my responsibility as a public officer and as a member of a great political party. My official duty I owe to all the people of the land; and whether it is well or ill performed primarily concerns them and mo as their public servant, but I cannot fail in my duty to the country without discrediting you and the party of my choice. THE MORAL. These considerations should constrain me to that course of official conduct , and it is given me to discern it, which is marked out by the needs of the people and the good of the country. This lends, in my opinion, directly to the adoption of the principles and practices of true Democracy. It behooves us all to guard against blind, selfish and unreasoning party feeling, regardless and thoughtless of the country's welfare, and w-hich leads us away from good citizenship, as well as true Democracy. And now in binding you good night w-e add our sincere thanks for your pleasant serenade, and for the kind aud coui Icons remembrance of which it is an evidence. The dubs w ith their brass bands playing were still passing at midnight. REVENUE REDUCTION. No Doubt but that a Bill will be Passed at the Coming Session Washington. Oct. 3—There is little doubt that the revenue reduction bill, which the revenue reformers will press in the House next session, will pass. Mr. Randall will not be able to control more than four of the sixteen Democratic majority, and these five votes will lie fully offset by Republican votes in the Northwestern delegations. Representative George D. Wise, of Rich mond, Va., said to the News correspondent to-day that he and the other Democratic members from Virginia would unhesitating ly support a measure such as Mr. Carlisle indicated in his article in the Forum, abolishing the tobacco tax and then cutting down the war tariff taxes. He believed the North Carolina and West Virginia Democrats would be solid for it. The Ohio Democrats occupy- the same position as do the New Jersey Democrats, according to Mr. MeAdoo. ENGLAND MAY QUARANTINED An Inquiry Made into the Cholera Cases off New York. New York, Oct. B.—Since the last report four more cases of cholera have] developed on Hoffman’s Island among the passengers of the steamship Alesia. The patients were promptly removed to Swinburne Island. There are fourteen cases under treatment at present. An official from the British Con suls office called at the office of the Quaran tine Commission to-day and obtained infor mation about the cholera cases. He said that the home government had asked by cable for advices in the matter. % SIXTEEN DEATHS AT MESSINA. Rome, Oct. 3. —Twenty-three new cases of cholera and sixteen deaths from the disease wore reported in Messina during the past t wenty-four hours. 150,000 ACRES AT AUCTION. The Entire Lot Bid In for $12,000 by a Trustee. Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 8. — The United States Marshal sold here to-day 150,000 acres of land located in the counties of Sharkey, Issaquena and Washington to sat isfy a judgment of nearly $750,000 in favor of William T. Tigripsson, of the estate of Henry Clews, of New York, against the Selma, Marion and Memphis railroad. The entire parcel of land was bid in by the trustee for the nominal price of $ 12.000. The road was projected by the late Gen. N. B. Forrest shortly after the war. The sale to-day was one of three made for the same purpose, embracing 400,000 acres of land, which has heen taken for a New York syndicate, who will perfect the titles and place the land on the market. MURDERED HIS MOTHER. Her Opposition to His Marriage His Only Incentive. Isnr, N. Y., Oct. 3.—Great excitement was caused by the finding of the dead body of Mrs. Franklin Hawkins, by the roadside, a mile and a half from town, to-day. She had left homo in a buggy, with her son, last night to visit her brother, whom her son re ported to be very sick and wishing her pres ence. The sou had hired a buggy a the livery stable, to which he soon after re turned. The son was arrested for murder ing his mother, aud to day he confessed, saving he committed the (teed because his mother would not consent to his marriage. The son is 22 years old. Hogs Killed by Cholera. Wabash, Ind.. Oct. 3.— Hog cholera, which broke out i” this county last month, is rapidly spreading, ind apprehensions are felt for all the swine ui t he northern part of the county. Iu one neighborhood, five miles north of this city, 400 valuable hogs have died in the last three weeks. Every effort possible has been made to check the scourge but without effect. The healthiest animals appear most liable to attack. A Policeman Shot. Philadelphia, Oct, 8. — Shortly before 1 o’clock'this morning policeman William D. Johnson, was shot, at Thirty-third street, and Powellton nvetiue, West Philadelphia, by an unknown man, and died soon after. Small Offerings of Bonds. Washington, Oct. 3.— The total amount of bonds offered to the government today was $2115,750, ol which $242,500 were four and a half net- cent, and $53,350 fours. A SALE OF THE BARRACKS. THE GOVERNMENT TO BUILD ON PART OF THE SITE. It Will Pay $49,500 for 120 Feet on Liberty Street and 220 Feot on Bui! Street Congress to be Asked for SIOO,OOO Immediately After Assem bling. Washington, Oct. 3.—The Secretary of the Treasury to-day, upon the recommen dation of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury, accepted the barracks site offered for the new court house and post office in Savannah. It comprises that part of the barracks property running 120 feet on Lib erty street and 220 feet on Bull street. It was offered to the government at $50,000 and accepted at $40,500. The whole amount of the appropriation made by Congress last session for the Savannah building was $.50, 000. The Supervising Architect thought he would require *SOO of it for traveling ex penses, preparing plans, etc., and so could only give $40,500 for the site. MR. NORWOOD FAVORED If. He consulted Representative Norwood before recommending the purchase of the site, and Col. Norwood strongly advocated it. Both of them thought the. new building ought to be on Bull street for obvious reasons. “There were two prominent reasons," said Representative Norwood, to night, "why the offer of the barracks prop erty should be accepted, First beenuse under the amendment which the Savannah mem bers of the Georgia House of Representa tives allowed to go on the condemnation bill prohibiting the condemnation of any site haviug a private dwelling on it. No other property could have been procured on Bull st reft for lass than $50,000; Second, because if the passage of a general con demnation bill by Congress was waited for, a year must elapse before anything could be done. As it is a splendid site, anil secured, we will see work begun on it in February next.” WORK TO BE PUSHED. As soon as Congress meets Mr. Norwood will offer a resolution in the House appro priating SIOO,OOO for the erection of the Savannah building, the money to be imme diately available. Congress has authorized the purchase of a site and the erection of a building, the whole not to exceed in cost $200,000. Mr. Norwood thinks that he will be able to get the SIOO,OOO resolution through without difficulty, get ting the remaining $50,00!) next year. Meanwhile the supervising architect will prepare his plan's, first securing suggestions from the United States Circuit and District Judges, the Postmaster and others as to the character and arrangement of the building. Mr. Norwood thinks the court rooms should lie at the south end, next to the Park. The Secretary of the Treasury to day formally asked the Attorney General to examine the title of the barracks proper ty prior to the payment of tlie money. The Attorney General wrote to District Attorney Guerry to perform this duty. Inasmuch as the present owners bought from the government this duty will be a very simple one. HARSH JUSTICE. A Treasurer and His Securities Held Responsible for Lost Money. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 3.—ln the suit of the Commontvealth vs. Silas M. Bailey, late State Treasurer, and his bondsman, to re cover nearly SIOO,OOO, money alleged to have been deposited in different banks over the State w hile Treasurer, and which was lost by the failure of some of the bunks. Judge Sterritt, of the Supreme Court,handed down an opinion this morning affirming the judgment of the lower courts. In his opin ion, Judge Sterritt stated, that while it ap pears to be a harsh measure of justice to hold a treasurer and his sureties liable for money deposited under the circumstances disclosed in the case, and subsequently lost without his fault or negligence, it is impos sible to reach any other conclusion without ignoring the authority of the well-consid ered cases cited. FIRMS FAIL. Tight Money Sends Dealers in Cotton, Hides and Wool to the Wall New York, Oct. 3. — Efron & Sohram, dealers in cotton, wool and hides, at No. 108 Cliff street, have suspende 1 payment, it is said on account of tight money. The same firm operated under the style of Efron & Cos., at San Antonio, El Paso and Laredo, Texas, and at Saltillo. Mexico. The firm was formed here in July, IRS'!, but the business had been established several years previously in Texas, mid they claimed SBO,OOO capital at the New York'office. It was learned that Schram was expected back from Texas in a day or two. His friends say the firm owe about $25,000 to banks, chiefly "n accommodation paper, but the banks are secured by collaterals, and that no one will lose anything, except perhaps relatives of the firm. The financial embarrassment of the Standard Electric Railroad Signal Cmn l>aiiy, of No. 3 Broadway, has culminated in an order of tiie Supreme ('ourt for a sale of the patents at auction Oct. 11. The com pany was capitalized in November, 18*4, at $500,000 on paper. WILL BE HUNG IF CAUGHT. Negroes Take a Girl From Her Lover and Outrage Her. Dallas, Tex., Oct. 8. — John Barlow and Miss Julia Walker, a respectable young couple who were to have been married In a few days, while walking in the city parkin about midnight last night, were confronted by two negroes who robbed Barlow of his money and watch and chain. One of the negroes then stood over Barlow with a cocked revolver while the other dragged Miss Walker a short distance away and out raged her. The negroes will he lynched if caught. Six Sailors Perish. Chicago, Oct 3.—A dispatch hasliecn re ceived here stating that the schooner City of Green Bav was ashore at South Haven, Mich., and find gone to pieces, all hands being lost but one. The captain’s body has been recovered. She carried a crew of seven men, four deck bauds, a cook, mate aud captain. Kissane’s Crimes Outlawed. San Francisco, Oct. B.—By the ruling of Judge Sawyer, of the United States Cir cuit Court, today, the case agaiust William Kinsane, which achieved such wide noto riety owing to the career of Kissane at tho East, was practically ruled out of court uu der the statute of limitation. Mlllerß Assign. Richmond, Va., Oct. 8.- Dunlap Mc- Cannie, merchant millers of Richmond and Manchester, today made deeds securing local creditors for loans and indorsements, representing $140,000 in total. They are not yet prepared to make a statement of the assets or liabilities. LEAGUE MEETINGS HELD. The Police Everywhere Outwitted by tho People. Dublin, Oct. B.— Several branches of the National League held meetings yesterday in the Mitohellstown district. In one case hundreds of people evaded the police ami went to a fortified house outside of tho town, where a meeting took place. Mi'. Mandeville, who was tried with Mr. O’Brien for using seditious language, and sentenced to two months'imprisonment, but released on bail, presided and made a speech, in which he declared that it was impossible In destroy the league. Resolutions were passoi I strongly condemning the government's interference with public meetings and freedom of speech. A score of meetings wore publicly held in different parts of Ireland yesterday by the National League. The police iu most cases were baffled in their attempts to ascertain where the meetings were lo be held. Mr. Gibson, the Irish Solicitor General, denies the statement of William O'Brien that the former, on the day of Mr. O’Brien's conviction at Mitchellstown. telegraphed to the Crown Counsel that the government would lose the ease and would disbar Mr. Harrington, the defendant‘s counsel. The Crown Counsel also denies that he received any such telegram. Father O’Leary, of St. Louis, iu deliver ing an oration on Patrick Sarstleld, at Limerick, to-day, avowed that be was a Socialist and rebel at heart, as was every Irishman. He denounced the police as the vermin of Ireland, and said they ceased to lie Irishmen when thoy donned a govern ment uniform. mituhbllstown’s inquest. Mitchellstown, Oct. 3.- The inquest in the case of the victims of the recent riot was continued here to-day. Inspector Brownrigg deposed that when the police rushed back into their barracks many of them were bleeding from wounds inflieted by tho mob. He ordered the men to load, but not to fire without orders. When he heard the reports of the rifles he ordered the men to cease firing. Still he considered the firing necessary, lie commended Constable Kirman for having fired from the door of the barracks. Prof James Stuart, member of Parliament for Hoxton, division of Shoreditch, and a num her of English Home Rule members were present in court. BRIGHT PROFESSES FRIENDSHIP. London, Oct. 3. -John Bright has writ ten a letter in which he says: “L have never been more a friend of Ireland •than now, when objecting to hand that un fortunate country over to the rule of revolutionary rebel conspirators. Justice to Ireland requires not only that the laws shall lie just, but that they shall be obeyed. It is my sympathy with the Irish people which forces me to offer, strong opposi!ion to Messrs. Gladstone and Parnell. The latter is not. changed. The former five years ago condemned and de nouneed him, but now he comas forward as his apologist, and defender.” M. P’S. IN NEW YORK. New York, Oct. B.— Sir Thomas Grattan Esmonde, member of Parliament, for St. Patrick’s Division, Dunblan, and Arthur O’Connor, member of Parliament for East Donegal, arrived on the steamer Arizona this morning. They come to America as representatives of the Irish Parliamentary party to explain the condition of affairs at home, to thank the American jieoplo for their support in the past and to ask them to continue it. SIG. CRISPPS INTERVIEW. Germany Asked to Support Italy’s Am bition for Conquest. Berlin, Oct. 3.— Rig. Crispi, the Italian Prime Minister, has left Friedriehs ruhe after having conferred with Prince Bismarck. He was accompanied to the depot by Prince Bismarck and Ills son. Count Herbert Bismarck, Imperial Foreign Minister, who walked with him to the door of tho saloon carriage in which he left. Count De Laimary, the Italian Ambassador, has also left Friedriehsruhe and returned to Berlin. Rig. Crispi will now go to Vienna. His conference with Prince Bismarck lasted two days. It is understood that the relations be tween Germany and Italy are now on a most cordial footing. The Weiner Tar/hlntt says that Germany has definitely abandoned ail idea of an all i -with Russia, concluding that no co operation or assistance can be expected from the Czar. a startling effect. Pesth, Oct. 3.—The Pest her IJoyrt says: “The interview between Prince Bismarck and Rig. Crispi is with the full knowledge ami sanction of Austria. The alliance thus cemented cannot fail to have a startling effect on powers which appear anxious to disturb the peace of Europe. ’ NO LONGER KING OF ROME. ROME, Oct. 3.—The Itiforma says: “Ac cord between the church and Italy is im possible, unless the church abandons her pretensions. It would he to the advantage of the Papal See, even its relations with other States, if it could he brought to com prebend the spirit of the age.” The Tribunn says an interview between Rig. Crispi and Count, Kalnnky is prob able. ITALY AMBITIOUS. • Paris, Oct. 3.— La. Tem/tn' correspondent at Rome says: “in addition to discussing the relations between the Vatican and the Quirinal, Rig. Crispi, in'liis interview with Prince Bismarck, raised the question of the development of Italian influence on the Mediterra; hii alliance, that as a recoin (tense for Italy’s faithful adherence to the German alliance Germany should support the Italian policy of expansion toward Egypt, Tripoli ana Albania.” RUSSIA WILL KEEP THE PKAU’E. London, Oct. 3. —The Odessa garrison has been reduced to its normal strength. The reduction has caused, surnriSfe, and is regarded as proof that Russia has aban doned the idea of an armed intervention in the Balkans. RESENTED IN RUSSIA. Bt. Petersburg, Oct. B.—ltaly is opposed to the sending of an interstate commission to Bulgaria beaded by Turkey, and the in terview between Prince Bismarck and Rig. Crispi will strengthen Italy’s opposition. Russian statesmen express great resentment against Italy on account of the Bismarck- Crispi interview. Mallotoa Kidnaped. London, Oct. B.—The latest news from Samoa is that the German took King Maliotoa on board a gunboat for the pur pose of exiling him on account of the failure to prevent his people from robbing German plantations. King Maliotoa had previously written to the British and American Con suls expressing disappointment, at the ab scence of their support. A surprise to bayard. Washington, Oct. 3.— The news that Germany has deposed and seized King Maliotoa, of the Samoan Islands, is a sur prise to the State Department inasmuch h< negotiations have been progressing during the past year between England, Germany and the United Slates looking to a joint agreement to maintain an autonomous native government on the island. The de partment is daily expecting from our Consul at Ania CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT. Rivals In the Telegraph Business Seek ing the Monopoly. San Francisco, Oct. 3.—The steamer Oceanica arrived from Yokohama and Hong Kong this morning. She brings Hong Kong advices to Kept. it. An arrange ment is reported to have been made between (lie Chinese government and the Great Nor thern Telegraph Company for an extension of the Imperial China telegraphs to Kalgan and kiachta, which will give a direct telegraphic route from ('hina to the continent of Europe and Croat Britain. It is said the groat Northern com pany is to pay the Chinese government one hundred thousand tales on condition that the Chinese j*ay the same rate per word as the two companies, name ly two dollars. The arrangement is to continue in force sixteen years. Considerable indignation has been expressed at this attempt to obtain a monop oly, and later reports from China respecting the China American Banking and Tele graphic syndicate, for which Count Mitkiesvicz negotiated the concessions, are very conflicting. It is stated that Yen, President of the Board of Revenues, has strongly petitioned the Empress not to grant the proposed concessions, and the China Merchants’ Company has repudiated all connection with the syndicate. English interests in China have been endeavoring to prevent final consummation of the grant to Americans. A BOILER BURSTB. Four People Already Dead and a Child’s Life Despaired Of. St. Louis, Oct. 3. —Four persons were killed and two seriously wounded in tie ex plosion at George P. Plant’s flour mill this morning. The cause of the explosion was old boilers. Mrs. Thomas S. Rivers, wife of the fire man, was blown from the boiler room across the alley into a room sixty feet from where she was standing. She was killed as was her husband who was buried under the debris. Fritz Kuhlman was also buried in the ruins and was taken out dead. Henry Tinne was instantly killed by the steam and force of the explosion. Engineer Benjamin Meyers was seriously injured. Minnie Rich man, a child of five years, had I w>t h legs broken, and is so in jured that her recovery is not probable. A piece of the Imi lor flew 300 feet and fell upon the roof of a two-story frame house, crashing through to the cellar and demolish ing the whole house. Anot her piece of boiler smashed into an adjoining livery stable and nulled down a wall and part of the roof. There is no insurance. CHICAGO’S ENCAMPMENT. 3,500 Troops Believed to be Quartered in the Tents. Chicaoo, Oct. 3. —The international mili tary encampment was formally opened this afternoon amid the booming of cannons. A large crowd of spectators attended. When th order had l>een read, naming the eamp after Gen. Sheridan, anil a score of gorge ously attired hands had finished a simul taneous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Mayor Roche heartily welcomed the foreign, regnlai and national troops as representative defenders of law and order. The speech making was succeeded by a brigade battle, and battalion and company exhibition drills which lasted all the afternoon. Though the managers of the encampment have been talking about having 3,000 to 10,000 troops here, a high estimate <>f the number present this afternoon would be 3,000. The Danish and Norwegian contingents are re ported to t*o greatly dissatisfied with the patent barrack tents assigned theui at the encampment. They are represented as claiming that the quarters are not up to the standard that they had expected. SUICIDE OF A SIREN, She was Noted for Her Beauty and was Weary of Her Life. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 3.—lt is be lieved that a white woman of ill repute named Birdie Sinclair, somewhat notorious in this city for her beauty, has committed suicide. She had for several weeks past been brooding over her dissolute life, and three weeks ago attempted suicide by jftj son. Tlie keeper of the house of ill-fame, where the Sinclair woman resided, came to police headquarters and gave the alarm that the woman was missing, and a thorough search throughout the city has failed to find her. It is believed that she has drowned herself. The public schools opened in this city to day. To-night the Marshal arrested a young white iad named James Bennett for stealing fs from Mr. Hill, of Jacksonville. Bennett is from Savannah, and though only Hi vein's old, gives promise of being an incorrigible crook. He has lieen arrested several times before for thievery. Hon. James Ruseell Dead. Columbus, Ga., Oct. 3. — This city was shocked to-day by the announcement Of the death of Hon. James Russel). He died sud ilenly, about. o’clock, at his home, on Rose Hill, of heart disease. He was f>9 years of age, and leaves a wife and two daughters, lie was one of the ablest lawyers in this city, and was well known throughout the Htate. He had represented Muscogee in the Legislature, and was prominent in political circles. Pensacola Pointers. Pensacola* Fla., Oct. 3.—The Florida delegation to the Grand Army of the Re public reunion ai Kt. Louis, passed through the city last night enroute home. Mr. J B Vaughn’s 14-year-old son, of Bowers Station, a few miles north of here, on the Louisville and Nashville railroad, while attempting to mount a horse fell and broke his arm, The limb was set by Dr. J. F. Rensbaw. Columbus' Y. M. C. A. Columbus, Ga., Oct. 3.—The Young Men’s Christ ian Association of this city cele brated its fourth anniversary to-night at the First Baptist church, after which an election of officers was held, with the follow ing result; Presid nt, T. J. Pearce; Vice President. J. A. Kirven; Treasurer, R. A. ('arson; Recording Secretary, James Gil bert. Leon County Dry. Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 3.—Tallahassee has no barroom now, and no liquors can be bought in I*oon county. The licenses ex pired Oct. I, add cannot be renewed until next Monday, when the County Commis sioners meet. The petitions for license are irregulaj and a license may be refused to all. Death at Swainaboro. Sw ainsboho, Oct. 3.—E. H. Edenfield, a prominent merchant here, died Saturday night He was about HO years of age, and w.is a large landowner in this county. He had filled many positions of honor in his county, and was liked by every one f v his many noble ipialties of head and heart. . • price gin s \e*r i 1 a TESTS A COPY, f POWDKRLY'S PRINCIPLES. HE SETS THEM FORTH AT THE MIN* NEAPOLIS MEETING. Fiftoen Thousand People in the Hall to Hear Him Speak-He Sees No Good Reason Why the Knights Should Not Attain Their Objects-His Stand oa Immigration. Minneapolis, Oct. The General As sembly of the Knights of Labor was called to order in Washington Rink this morning by .1. It. McGaughey, Secretary of the Co-operative Board and Chairman of the Local Committee of Arrangement*. The rink was handsomely decorated, and con tained atsmt .",000 people. Mr. McGaughey read telegrams from Grand Master Work man Powdorly and Secretary Litebnwn stating that they had been un avoidably delayed, and could not arrive until afternoon. Gov. McGill had been called East., and was not able to make the address of welcome on the part of the State. Mr. McGaughey made brief remarks on the growth of the order m the Northwest, and introduced Mayor Ames, who made a formal address of welcome. The exercises included songs by a specially trained children's chorus. ARRIVAL OF THE LEADERS. General Master Workman Powderly, General Secretary H. Lichman and most of the other delayed delegates arrived this afternoon. The great, hall, capable of seat ing iL, OIK) people, was crowded at the time of the opening of the evening exercises On the platform were prominent leaders of t he organization. J. P. McGaughey, Secretary of the Co-operat ive Board, and a prominent Minneapolis Knight, presided, and mad" a brief opening address. General Master Workman Powdorly .-• address, on ' The World as Knighthood Would Make It." was received with unbounded enthusiasm. He said. a Mr. Chairman, you have just told this im mense audience that. I would tell them what the world would bo did knighthood have the makiug of it, I will tell you nothing of the kind I can not. 1 will say but a few words. ALl. WORN OUT. My condition is not what 1 would like tobaveit to discuss so large a subject. I come her* t rd out. l have been busy for weeks. I prefer to lie only a spectator among you. The world, as Knighthood would make it, would take up more time than I could give it here to night Thy will he done, thv kingdom eome. These are worda spoken by all denominations in prayer. Do you mean what you say in these words? Men say that the kuightscan never attain vhat is aimed at in their declaration of prim iples. Then they go to church and pray for better things than the knights ever dreamed of Knighthood would not pave the streets with gold. INCONSISTENCY CHARE EH. Men who pray I iiat this earth he made as the kingdom of heaven would denyusa place in I he legislative halls. These places ore not the kingdom of heaven. The men who make these prayers lie when they make them. They are hypocrites. The Knightsof I -ahnr respect tins law and they intend to lake a hand in making laws. How many millionaires are there in this room tonight? I Laugh ter. 1 Not one. Well, bow many men and women of moderate means? I would not ask you all to stand up for that would get you all on your feet. We intend to educate our people so that t hey will be able to gc there. They should he educated so that they will lie able anti fit to take high positions in life. not a partisan organization. Our organization is not a partisan organiza. tion, but in the true secs- ot the word it it a political organization. The man who studies with us will lie able to vote intelligently. If he is not there is something wrong with his head. We are an organization, have "kickers ’’ When oce had man kicks Nothing ever is still bv‘ a corpse Wo there are t housands of gooy men and women to resent that, kick. 1 say all hail to the kickers. 1 have been lakeu to ta.-k on a few things. I want to say a few things on immigration It has been charged that I did not favor immigra tion. It is a mistake. FOREION SORN HIMSELF. I am of foreign birth myself. I was not bora early enough to keep my father from coming to this country. I would not have done so If I could. 1 have no objection to foreign immigration. I favor it. Every land grant company has its immigration agents. Thev bring in all meaner of foreigners. If one of these poor creatures raises his hand not against the law- for he knows none—hut against vvnat he sees just before him. he is called an Anarchist and is punished, while the men who loa/h-d l,her, poor eretftures on this country go scot free. (Tremendous applause ] RATER ANARCHISTS. ! ha*e anarchy and I hate Anarchists. How can a child, reared in poverty, squalor, ignor ance ami vice, grow up to respect the institu tions ot this country? When 1 say stop the agent of the steamship companies, take home rent of the land companies, stop impmt ing foreign paupers, let only those come to our free America who come of their own will, make their homes here, is that saying anything against tb” for eigner? [Tries of "no, no.' j I thought you’d say so. This is why 1 am called a crank on the Immigration question I am also called a crank oa the temperance question. I may bee crank on this question. but I am not ashamed to say that I would far rather see a man sober than a drunkard. It is fur Ivtter to educate our children to he temperate than to be drunkard* There if not a man living who will say that it is right to bring into the home thai which damns the head of the family There are those fvho have threat - ened to leave the order because of my position on this question. I ssy to all who would withdraw from such a cause go I'll trust the fate of this nation with sober men and women. I'll never take hack one w ord of what I have said on thd teiiipei-ence question, so help me Hod. Thd i ime will come w hen w orkera of all kinds and classes will bo banded together for a common purpose. ” LATONIA’S RACES. How the Horses Came Out In Thel* Struggle for Place. Cincinnati, Oct. a.—There was a good attendance at the Latonia races to-day. Thd events were as follows: First Race- Seven furlongs. Monocrat won, with Pat Donovan second aud Balance third, Time 1:30. Second Race—Five furlongs. Puente won, with Macbeth second and Emma Hancock thirds Time 1:04. Thiru Race One mile. Brie a Brae woq with Paragon second and file mistier third. Tim 1:46. Fourth Race—One mile and a furlong Littl* Minch won, with Deuaeman second and Mon trose third Time l:Sty{. Fifth Race -Oneand one-quarter miles, Wary won. with Panama second and Maeola third, Time -J: 1 1%. An Anti-Sugar Bounty Mooting. London, Oct. H.—Workingmen held an anti-sugar bounty meeting at Hyde Park to-day. The meeting was a success, over 10,000 persons being present. A number of bands furnished music and banners displayed such mottoes as the following: “Down with bounties,” “Foreign bounties starve British workmen,” “We demand fair trade.” Thousands of spectators watched the pro ceedings Smaller Sales at Lynchburg. Lynchburg. Va., Oct. d. — The President of the Lynchburg Tobacco Association in his annual report makes the total sales of leaf tobacco for the year 1887, 38,800,000 pounds, a decrease from last year of lid |ier cent. __________________ Bennett’s Parisian Newspaper. Paris. Oct. 3.— James Gordon Bennett, will publish a newspaper in Paris to be known as the European Herald It, ?■ ijj bo modeled after the New York Herald. >