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OFF IN A BLAZE OF GLORY
THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY
START FOR CHICAGO.
A Public Reception Ushers In the Day
at St. Louis—A Boat Ride on the
Mississippi-Parade and Ball of the
Veiled Prophets at Night-On the
St. Loris, Oct. 4. —Fair weather, light I
northerly winds, varying southeasterly,
cool, stationary temperature—“ Cleveland
weather,” in short. The procession, with
brass bands, and glee clubs, were still pass
ing the President’s windows at midnight
last night, and processions and brass bands
were moving aimlessly up aud down before
the hotel before breakfast this morning
President and Mrs. Cleveland, despite the
continuous round of star-spangled hospi
tality which they have experienced, are in
excellent health and spirits. The towns and
cities all along the line of travel at which it is
proposed to make stops have sent telegrams
to Col. Lamont asking that more time be
given, and places not on tho list are urging
that visits V>e paid them. In everv case so
far a reply has been sent to. the effect that
it. will be impossible to change the pro
To-day’s programme of entertainment
comprehended a reception, boat ride, a ride
to the fair grounds, a gorgeous evening
pageant, ball and departure for Chicago.
At 9 o’clock the President was met at the
hotel by a committee and escorted to the
court house under protection of a troop of
mounted police. The programme for two
hours was the reception of the Commercial
Travelers’ Association of St. Louis and
such other citizens as should find oppor
tunity to make their way to him; in other
words, it was strictly a public reception.
The rotunda of the court house was hand
somely decorated with evergreens and
bunting, and on the step of the richly cur
tained pagoda the President took
the hand of each man as they
passed. About 500 traveling men
had returned to the city for the occasion
and passed by in single file. Following
them was a crowd, and the handshaking
continued until 10:30 o’clock. The shakers
had all sorts of grips and it was often
necessary for the President to twist his hand
from a heart} - grasp. One old lady became
so enthusiastic that she attempted to kiss
the President, but he declined and she
was moved down the line bewildered.
DOWN THE RIVER.
After the reception was over the Presi
dent hurried to his carriage through a side
entrance and was yven to the excursion
boat City of l:.w, < t; ouge, lying at the foot
of Chestnut stree.. At the "same time Mrs.
Cleveland left the Lindell House and was
aboard the b.at a few minutes later than
the Presid.,i; ana the vessel steamed
down the riv - • for a trip down to
Jefferson Barf icks. The saloon of the vessel
was handsom J,-j decorated with flowers.
The United States arsenal band was in
attendance. There were between 300 and
400 invited guests on board, including the
members of the Iroquois Club of Chicago,
and a number of Grand Army men. The
trip was gotten up as a relief for the Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland from the almost
constant round of receptions, and other
more or less exacting festivities ashore, and
in this regard was a decided
success. The Mississippi river scenery,
though not inspiring as scenery, has an ab
sorbing interest of its own for strangers,
and can nowhere be seen so well as from the
deck of a steamer. The boat ran down the
stream about eight miles, turned and
reached the landing again at 19:30 o'clock.
A SERIES OF SALUTES.
An accompanying excursion boat fired
artillery salutes, while tugs, steamers and
locomotives on both shores did their best
with steam whistles to make the trip in
teresting and they succeeded. At the turn
ing p< .lit stands an immense rolling mill es
tablishment, which also forms the focus of a
series of railway tracks. Moreover at this
time several steam vessels were lying at the
wharf. As the President’s boat approached
an idle locomotive gave a peculiar
whistle in imitation of the crowing of
a cock. The tug on the river responded in
kind. A locomotivo on the east, bank caught
the cry, and two or three others up and
flown the stream echoed it. Then the
steamers at the landing, and finally a dozen
or more whistles of mills opened their
throats and cock-a-doodle-doos hoarse, shrill,
raspy, in ever}' tone of the gamut, came
from the four quarters of the compass. It
was entertaining, but a few minutes of this
concert was enough.
AT THE FAIR GROUNDS.
The afternoon was uneventful. The Pres
ident’s party were escorted in carriages
from the boat to the fair grounds, where
they became the guests of the Fair Associa
tion and lunched with a party of thirty or
forty ladies and gentlemen in the club house.
After lunch was over they proceeded to the
grand stand and witnessed some trotting
races and returned to the hotel for dinner.
PRECAUTIONS OF THE RAILROAD.
The Chicago and Alton road has taken ex
traordinary pains to insure the safety of the
President to-night during his journey to
Chicago. A pilot train, consisting of an
engine and the official car of the road, pre
cedes the President’s train, keeping one
“block” ahead, anil in the car go
the superintendent and operating officials
of the road. General Manager Chappell, of
the road, goes on the President’s train. A
special time card has been printed ordering
instructions to all passengers to take sidings
toil minutes, and all freight trains fifteen
niirmtes before the time of the passage of
the Presidential train. The time card is a
little gem in print, bearing in addition to
its ornamental typography handsome litho
graphs of President and Mrs Cleveland.
In the evening the President and Mi's.
Cleveland witnessed the grand street
Pageant of the Veiled Prophets, illustrating,
by twenty-two floats, some of the events of
biblical history, beginning with the dawn of
history, the expulsion of Lucifer, Egytian
captivity, scenes of the Exodus, the Phili
tines, prophets, event-- of Mamet. donah and
doslah’tf iives, war scenes and ending with
th" famous Belshazzar feast. The profes
sion moved without interruption and was
about, an hour in passing. Through
out its length it was illuminated
with colored lights, besides the glare
from a hundred thousand gas jets
especially erected for the carnival. The
crowds along the line of march were very
dense. From Fourth to Sixteenth street
along Washington avenue was a mass of
humanity, leaving scarcely room enough
tort he floats to puss by. The police wore
unable to control the people, but the
moving column kept, an o]en way. At
o'clock the last car had passed
b.V the Linriell Hotel balcony, and
the President and Mrs. Cleveland were
immediately conveyed to the Merchants’
1 xchango building, in the great hall of
hich was to be held the Veiled Prophets'
' all. They were received in the Library
room, which had been especially Rttd ele
gantly furnished for the occasion.
IX THK BALL ROOM.
After a short rest they were escorted to
the h^ll-room, Frank Gainnie, President of
'heexchangp, and Mayor Francis leading
the President and Mrs. Cleveland conv
She Mofnino Peto£
ing immediately behind, followed by the
members of the reception committee anil
their wives. A trumpet call signalled their
approach, and thev inarched around the
hall to tho music, “Ilail to the Chief.” At
the centre of the north end, upona platform,
were seats for the President and his wife,
Mayor Fraud* and wife, and Mr. Garanin |
and wife. The triumphal procession moved j
to these, and as the honored guests were |
seated the audieuce of ladies anil gentlemen
in full dress costume roundly applauded.
Mrs. Cleveland was attired in a ruby velvet
dress, witli low neck and short sleeves. The
bodice was cut square. She also wore a
necklace of diamond*. For a few
moments those on tho floor gathered
near the platform, but soon resumed the
promenade. At 10 o’clock the trumiieters
announced the coming of the Veiled Pro
phets, and tho promenaders gave way to his
excellency and court followers. His excel
lenoy led the procession, escorted by a train
of gaudily and richly dressed men, bearing
haimc.'j of strange device and arms of
feudal days. They marched around the
hall several times, aud when that termi
nated the ball was opened at 11 o'clock.
The Presidential party withdrew and were
escorted immediately to the depot aud were
soon on their way to Chicago.
BHIPWRECK ON THE LAKE.
Three Out of a Crew of Seven Go to
Chicago, Oct. 4. —A St. Joseph special
says: “The schooner Havana, owned by
Capt. A. P. Read, was sighted off this port
yesterday morning flying a signal of dis
tress. The vessel was in a sinking condi
tion, and the crew was unable to keep her
hold clear of water, ( 'apt. John Curran
concluded to beach her if possible, and
headed her for shore. At 9 o clock, when
about three-fourths of a mile off shore, tho
vessel w - ent down and the crew were seen
to climb into the rigging. There were
seven men aboard. Capt. Curran, Steward
John Morris, and a sailor named Joseph
Clint, climbed into tho main rigging, and
the others into the forerigging. As the
vessel gave a heavy lurch the main mast
crashed overboard, carrying three men
into the breakers. They struck out for
shore, and when last seen were breasting
the waves. They were probably drowned.
The remaining four men clung to the cross
trees for nearly three hours, when a tug
came to their rescue. It took nearly three
ouarters of an hour to get the men from
their perilous position. The mate hail his
arm broken before the vessel sank, hut
clung to the mast with the grit of a hero.
The captain and crew of the tug deserve
much praise for the rescue. There was con
siderable sea, and the little tug was tossed
about so that those who watched her from
shore thought she would surely founder. The
Havana had a cargo of 800 tons of ore. She
lies about six miles north of this port, in ten
to twelve fathoms.”
St. Ignace, Mich., Oct. 4.—The Canadian
passenger propeller California, which left
Chicago Saturday night, was 6truck by yes
terday’s gale on Hake Michigan. Her hold
soon Ailed, extinguishing the fires, aud about
I o'clock, when off St. Helena, she broke up
and went down. Seven of her crew reached
Point Les Barbs in a lifeboat in an almost
lifeless condition. Those not accounted for
are Capt. John Trowel,the first mate, purser,
first engineer, second engineer, dne fireman,
cook, cabin boy and two lady passengers.
It is possible that the captain and some of
the crew inay have reached St. Helena in
the othter boat.
FIVE OF THE CASTAWAYS RESCUED.
Df.troit, Oct. 4. —A special to the Even
ing Journal from Mackinac says Capt.
Trowel, of the wrecked propeller Califor
nia, with the firet aud second engineers,
cook anil one lady passenger, were picked
up by the propeller A. Folsom and brought
to Mackinac, and the steamer Factor picked
up another man who was drifting down the
straits on some wreckage.
ANARCHY’S FIGHT FOR LIFE.
Signatures to the Petition and Money
for the Defense Pouring In.
Chicago, Oct. 4. —L. S. Oliver, President
of the Clemency Association, which has
charge of the petitions to Gov. Oglesby in
behalf of the condemned Anarchists, said
yesterday that the work of the association
was progressing rapidly. Outside of Chicago
there is a great demand for petition blanks,
and thousands of copies have been sent to
many cities and towns in lowa, Colorado,
California, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
New York and other States. New York
alone will furnish some 50,000 signatures to
the petition, while in Boston a great many
signatures of prominent citizens have been
obtained. In Chicago the number of signa
tures is large. Most of the members of the
various labor organizations have signed the
petition. The defense fund of the Anar
chists lias been considerably in
creased since the announcement of
the decision of the Supreme Court. A
subscription in favor ot the Anarchists
has been started ill England. Gustav Belz
says that during the last two weeks the
amount of money subscribed to the defense
fund by the German Unions of Chicago is
nearly *30,000. The large cities of the
United States are expected to contribute
*IO,OOO during the present month. The at
torneys are rapidly closing up their work,
preparatory to presenting the Anarchists’
case to the United States Supreme Court.
Capt. Black receive word yesterday from
Deputy Snow announcing that a complete
transcript of tho record would be finished,
aud placed in the attorneys’ hands by Wed
nesday of next week. Gen. Pryor, will not
come to this city.
LIGHT OFFERINGS OF BONDS.
A Possibility That the Time Limit Will
Washington, Oct. 4.—The offerings of
bonds to the continue light,
and it is now thought that the balance of
the $14,000,000 called for by the circular of
Sept. will not be secured by
Oet. 8. It, is likely, therefore,
that the period fixed for the purchase
of bonds for the sinking fund inav be ex
tended for a few days, or that Secretary
Fairchild may decide to allow the offer to
remain indefinitely until the required
amount shall have been obtained. To-day’s
offers aggregated $168,850, of which $154,-
400 were four and a half per cents, and
$14,450 four ir cents.
Bayard’s Assistant Secretary.
Washington, Oct. 4. —The North Caro
lina men seem to think that on his return
the President will announce the appoint
ment, of ex-Representative Cox, of North
Carolina, u.s Assistant Secretary of State in
place of Gov. Porter, resigned. Secretary
Bayard will, of course, select whoever is
appointed to this place. He has nothing to
say for publication about it, but the ap
pointee will be a man of discretion as well
• ■ ability.
Washington, Get. 4.—The old story that,
English syndicates are resorting to extreme
measures to dispossess settlers from syndi
cates' lands purchased from Western roads,
was revived here to-day. No official infor
mation has been received on the subject at
the Interior Deoartinent.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1887.
GLADSTONE FOIL OF HOPE
THE NATION SURE TO DECIDE IN
Every Other Parliamentary Question
Overshadowed by That of Erin—
Weak-Kneed Liberals Given a Lively
Shaking Up—The Alleged Murderers
of Constable Whelehan on Trial.
London, Oct. 4.—During the Mitcbels
town inquest to-day, Mr. Harrington caused
a scene by openly declaring that the police
who had testified hail committed perjury.
Head Constable Brownrigg declared that
he valued the lives of the police more than
he did the lives of rioters.
The eight men who were arrested for con
nection with the killing of Constable AVhe
lehan at the time of the encounter between
the moonlighters and a force of police at
Farmer Sexton’s house some time ago, were
brought up in the police court to-day at
Ennis and formally charged with being Im
plicated in the murder. The members of
the National League, with bands, escorted
the prisoners from the Jail to the oourt
room. Mr. Cox and Mr. Conyboare, mem
bers of Parliament, were present in the
oourt room during the proceedings.
Speaking to a deputation at Hawarden
to-day, Mr. Gladstone said that although
the Liberals sustained a smashing defeat at
the last election the present year was full of
signs that the judgment of the nation when
again pronounced would be for different.
The Irish question continued to overshadow
every other question. It was to the interest
of all parties to have the quostlou settled. It
would be an unfeigned Joy to him if the
Tories relieved the Liberals of the task
of solving the problem by presenting
to Irelaudthe measure of justice which she
is entitled to receive. Such an event would
cast upon him the delightful duty of assist
ing the Tories to attain tho righteous and
necessary end. [Cheers ] Ho did not
believe that the end would be long delayed.
Little progress would be possible in English
and Scotch affairs until the Irish question
was brought to a happy consummation.
It was said that he had caused
a block in the last session of
Parliament. The fact was that he had not
made a single proposal daring the whole
session. It was not by him or his friends
that tho progress of affairs had been
stopped It was beeuuse the government
found it necessary to occupy the time of
Parliament with miserable and mischievous
retrogressive proposals. [Cheers.:.
Referring to tho Liberal Unionists, ho said
he would not find fault with their consci
entious opposition. At the same time their
whole conduct was animated by animosity
and hostility to Ireland, and they did every
thing in their power to deprive the Liberal
party of all influence. [Cheers.] Sympathy
with them was the dominant sentiment in his
mind. Thex-e had always boon weak-kneed
Liberals. Time would show that those who
had left the party wore egregiously wrong.
It was a misnomer to call these men LiberaJ-
Unionists. There was no unionism in
them. There was a policy which tended to
destroy the union. It was equally difficult
to describe them as Liberals while they
supported the government of coercion—not
coercion to repress crime, but coercion to
suppress freedom of speech, public assem
bly, and even the freedom of the press. He
bad recently seen indications of police in
terference with public meetings in Lon
don. This resulted from the proceed
ings of the last session of Parliament.
(Cries of “Hear? Hear!”] The Liberals
had warned the people of England that the
cause of Ireland was their cause. He had
then no idea that the warning would be so
soon verified. If the reports were true that
the police had called at midnight at the
house of persons who intended to speak at
the London meeting demanding to know
the objects and programme of that meeting,
it was a gross outrage. Such action
was contrary to the whole spirit
of liberty and violently at
variance with the traditions of England.
From a mere party point of view he might
say let the government go on. The more
offensive these proceedings the sooner would
they bring about the great object of his
life. His constant prayer was for a speedy
and satisfactory settlement of the Irish
question. [< Leers. 1 In conclusion he said
lie would defer giving fuller expression to
his views regarding Ireland until the open
ing of the autumn campaign at the confer
ence at Nottingham.
AN EXCITING EVICTION.
DUBLIN, Oct. 4. —Crowds of people assem
bled at Gweedore to-day to witness the evic
tion of Widow Bonar. The widow’s house
was found strongly barricaded, and bailiffs
were ordered to force an entrance with
crowbars. The occupants gave them a warm
reception, throwing boiling water on their
faces and down their backs. When
the bailiffs succeeded in smashing
in the front door, an idiot
dashed out of the house and
violently attacked them. The crowd, now
intensely excited, hissed and cursed the
evictors, but was restrained from acts of
violence by Father McFadden. The bailiffs
opened holes in the sides of the house and
the occupants replied with another torrent
of boiling water, the spectators cheering
Finally the gable, with part of the roof,
fell witli a crash. The inmates, cheered by
the spectators, replied by throwing a
volley of stones at the police. The
latter, after a desperate effort, at
last succeeded in entering the house
and dragging out the tenant’s son
in-law, named Gallagher, who had on only
his shirt and trousers. Gallagher’s wife
was also dragged out and loth were carried
to the barracks on doors. After the police
had left the scene the crowd reinstated the
tenants. Mr. O’Brien has sent, a telegram
announcing that he will visit Gweedore im
ESMONDS AND O’CONNOR.
Nfav York, Oct. d.—The final arrange
ments were made to night fora reception to
Sir Thomas Grattan Esmonde and Arthur
O’Connor, Irish Nationalists, to tie held in
(’ooper Union Charles A. Dana will pre
side. Hon. S. K. Cox, Gov. Biggs, of
Delaware, and Gen. Roger A. Pryor will
A Zankovist Plot Discovered.
Sofia, Oct. 4. —Tho government has dis
covered a Zankovist plot for a revolution
ary rising on Sunday next, on the opening
of the elections for members of the So
branje. The refugees have been preparing
to act on the frontiers in concert, with the
Zankovist* in tho interior. Troops have
been sent to the sus|iectad districts with or
ders to rigorously suppress any attempt at
Parih, Oct. 4.—President Grevy is ex
pected to return to Paris Monday to hold a
Cabinet council, the object of which is to
fix the date for the convening of the Assem
To Resign the Editorship.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 4.--The widow of
M. Katkoff will resign the editorship of the
Moscow L'n-cOc in January next.
A Three Days Conference Which the
Polios Did Not Unearth.
Berlin, Oct. 4.—A secret confereno* of
German Socialists lasting three days lias
been held at St. Gall, Switzerland. Eighty
delegates were present. The police were
completely hoodwinked and had no knowl
edge of the meeting until after its adjourn
ment. Tho Socialist leaders Singer ami
Hazenclever acted as Presidents at the dif
ferent sessions. The speakers bitterly
denounced the course pursued by
the Socialist deputies In tho Reich
stag, and a resolution was adopted
condemning the Opportunist policy of tho
Deputies under the lead of Betzol and Liab
knecht, who were charged with coquetting
with other parties, and with compromising
the independence and revolutionary charac
ter of the Socialistic movement. Reports
were read showing that since the previous
conference the Socialists of Germany have
spout 170,000 marks, of which 100,000 marks
were used for election expenses and 50,000
marks for defending members who have
England's Arbitration Delegates Start
for This Country.*
LIVERROOL, (Jot. 4.—Sir John Swinburne,
O. V. Morgan and Halley Stewart, all
members of Parliament, sailed hence for
New York to-day. They go to America as
members of the interstate arbitration dele
THROWING COLD WATEH.
London, Oct. fi, 5 a. m.—The Morning
Post , referring to the interstate arbitration
delegates, says: “With the flsnerie, ques
tion still pending, this policy of offensive
zeal of individuals acting in private ca
pacity cannot lie pronounced altogether
well-timed. With all the precedents in
view, we deem too sanguine those who
think they can suddenly create a court of
Paris, Oct. 4.—Advices from Madagascar
are to the effect that diplomatic relations
between the French resident and Mulagassy
Ministry have boon severed, and the French
resident has hauled down his official flag
and left tho capital, returning to Tamatava.
The Hova Foreign Minister has been exiled.
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
London, Oct. 5. —The Standard's corres
pondent ut Tamatave says tho rupture of
diplomatic relations between the Hovasand
Franco was caused by a dispute with
reference to the Exequetur of Hie Ameri
can Consul. It is believed that war between
the French and Hovas will soon be renewed.
Concerned Italy Exclusively.
Rome, Oct. 4.—The Reformer, denies that
the Roman question was discussed at the
recent meeting between Premier Crispi and
Prince Bismarck. The interview, it says,
concerned Italy exclusively.
A DEFINITE AGREEMENT.
Berlin, Oct. 4. —Tho Bismarck-C’rispi in
terview resulted in a definite written agree
ment between Italy, Germany and Austria.
Italy has full power to take independent ac
tion on the Mediterranean, and should
Italian interests conflict with those of
France or Russia, Italy will rely upon the
support of Germany and Austria.
Abyssinia’s Ugly King.
Cairo, Oct. 4. —Advices from Mussowah
say that King John of Abyssinia has ordered
Gen. Rasalula to attack the Italians as soon
as they emerge from Massowah. Native
spies employed by the Italians report tliat
the Abyssinian.* disagree as to'the advisia
bility of reopening hostilities. A few in
fluential Greeks in King John’s entourage ad
vise the maintenance of peace.
Paris and Brignon’s Widow.
Paris, Oct. 4. —The Municipal Council of
Pari9 proposes to grant 5,000f. to the widow
of Game Keejier Brignon, who was recently
shot dead on the Franco-German frontier.
The gi ant will be accompanied by a protest
against the widow’s accepting any indem
nity from the German government.
An Earthquake in Greece
Athens, Oct. 4. —A shock of earthquake
was felt throughout Greece at 1 o’clock this
morning. The disturbance was stronger on
the northern and southern shores of the
Gulf of Corinth.
An Editor Gets Three Months.
Berlin, Oct. 4. —The editor of the Rcichs
freund. ha* been sentenced to imprisonment
for three months for publishing an insulting
reference to Prince Bismarck.
Passenger Tickets to be Taxed.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 4.—The govern
ment is about to levy a duty on marine and
railroad passenger tickets.
FOUR MORE CHOLERA DEATHS.
Fourteen of the Alesia’a Passengers
Have Succumbed up to Date.
New York, Oct. 4.—The quarantine au
thorities report to-day four additional deaths
among the cholera stricken patients on
Swinburne Island. This makes a total of
fourteen deaths among the passengers taken
from the cholera infected steamship A leeia,
on her arrival in this port eleven days ago.
There are ten others sick with the disease.
The health authorities, however, claim that
the condition of the quarantined passengers
in the Observation hospital at Hoffman
Island, is much improved, and that there is
a more hopeful state of affaire during the
past twenty-four hours. *
The steamship Alesia, which brought the
cholera stricken passengers camo un from
quarantine to her Brooklyn pier yesterday.
London, Oct. 4.—Tho cholera returns
from Malta show twenty-eight new cases
and twenty deaths during the past, week.
Rome, Oct. 4. —Nineteen new cases of
cholera and eleven deaths from the disease
were reported in Messina during the past
A Ma il Carrier Held Up.
Fort Apache, Arl, Oct. 4. A mall car
rier on the road to the Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe railroad, was stopped by four
armed and masked men in a lonely spot
about fifteen miles from this place yester
day. Tint robbers at once rifled the pouches
anil carried off the money order remittances
in the form of a check on the bank of Cali
fornia, payable to William .I. Bryan, Post
master at "Nan Francisco. Nothing else was
taken and the robbers compelled the car
rier to wait fifteen minutes while they es
caped to the mountains.
ANOTHER STAGE ROBBED.
Ballinger, Tex., Oct. 4. —The same
highwayman who robbed both stages be
tween Ballinger and Ban Angelo last week
robbed the Ballinger outgoing stago last
night. There were only two male passen
gers, and the robber obtained but s(>.
Dry Goods Merchants Assign.
Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 4.~-Emt, Hop
kins & Stratton, dry goods merchants, have
made an assignment. Mr. Hopkins Is the
Labor Congressman elected from this dis
SOLONS SHOW SOME SENSE
THE LONG-WINDED SESSION TO BE
ENDED OCT. 30.
They Will Have Been Sitting 107 Days
- A Conference Committee to Sit on
tho Glenn Bill Mr. Huff’s Bill to Pro
vide for a Permanent Penitentiary
and Supply Farm Taken Up.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 4.—The consent of
tho legislature has at last been gained to
fix a date for adjournment, aud they will
got away on Got. 20. They will have been
in session 107 days.
A committee of conference has been
raised to sit on the remains of the Glenn
hill. Tlie Senate portion of the committee
will stand by the Senate substitute, and no
agreement will be reached.
In the Senate to-day the motion made by
Mr. Powell to reconsider tho bill to amend
the Pike county liquor law was tabled.
The following now matter was int reduced:
By Mr. Butt, of the Twenty-fourth—a
bill to amend section 1430 of tho Code of 1882,
which section now relates to the proceed
ings for tiio forfeiture of tho charters ot
banks, so as to make the terms of said sec
tions apply to any corporation created by
tiie laws of this State.
By Mr. Northoutt, of the Thirty fifth—a
bill to incorporate the Atlanta Mortgage
Tho Ulonn bill was called up, and a
motion to recode from tho Senate amend
ment was lost.
A CONFERENCE ORDERED.
Mr. Butt offered a resolution providing
for a committee of conference to adjust tho
differences between the House and Senate,
which was agreed to.
The bill making perinanent the Stone
Mountain Judiciary Circuit was taken up
aud, with an amendment offered by Mr.
Butt, that the present Judge and Solicitor
General hold their offices till their suc
cessors are elected in November, 1888, was
The following bills passed:
To amend Section 9 of the general tax
act for 1887 and 1888.
Amending the act requiring the roads of
Rabun, Towns, Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens
to tie made fourteen feet wide.
The House resolution by Mr. Clarke, of
Russell, to pay mileage to the members of
the General Assembly.
To ineorporate the Merchants’ and Plan
ters’ Bank of Carrollton.
The joint resolution iixiug tho date of ad
journment Oct. 20., was taken up, and
after some little discussion, was agreed to.
In tho House.
In tho House to-day consideration of Mr.
Huff’s bill to provide for a permanent, peni
tentiary and supply farm, was resumed,
with Mr. Huff on tho floor Ho read the
act of 1870 authorizing the lease of the con
victs. Gov. Brown holds that tho decision
of J udgo Stewart when he rendered it from
the Supreme Court In relation to the con
victs of the Marietta aud North Georgia
road, said that, the lessees had vested rights.
This was a suit between the lessees and the
owners of the Marietta and North Georgia
railroad. Judge Stewart in his decision
says tho State can change its system. The
original lease act provided for a principal
keeper, principal physician and a chaplain,
the services of which were to cost *4,500 and
now the cost has reached *9,000. “When I
asked Gov. Brown if there had
been any further legislation on the subject
he said that there had been nothing except
in the instance where Capt. Lowe tried to
have an amendment passed which was hu
mane in its nature, and Gov. Brown, with
a face as cold as an icicle, looked me in the
face, while on the witness stand, and stated
that the State had robbed him. Can you
imagine such a thing, the State robbing Joe
Brown? When I think of this there come to
my mind the sweat boxes at Columbus, the
cotton shipping from Wilmington, and Gov.
Brown working hundreds of convicts in
that hell hole of his in Dado county as his
superintendent calls it.” Mr. Huff said that
when he referred to this lease being a fraud
and a swindle he did not mean to reflect
upon tiie men who drew it. He thought
their motives were good. It was the system
that he referred to in that way.
He wished that the whole legislature
could have seen the whipping bosses that
were brought up to testify before Gov.
Gordon a few days ago, so drunk that they
had to tie bustled out without giving in
their testimony, and had to lie sobered tip
before they could go on the stand. The
system of appointing bosses is such that
the Governor appoints ninny that he has
never seen. Junge Reese says that he had
charge of the bill in the Senate, and Tim
Fal low in the House. His idea was human
ity, and to provide a system for temporarily
disposing of the convicts. The men
who helped to fix np the bill wanted
to close the tiling up for twenty years, so as
to shut out any other bidders, l’here was a
man lounging around Atlanta who wanted
to be Senator, and another who wanted to
be Governor, and it took then* a long time
to decide whether they would be a lessee, or
a Senator or Governor. One of them was a
Senator at the time. The convicts’ camps
are now scattered over tho i4tate, making it
impossible for Mr. Shubrick to spend as
much as a half day at a time at any
one of them. If this thing is al
lowed to continue, there will lie
forty camps in a few years, and tho whole
*2.5,000 win lie used in looking after the con
victs. The author of the lease act says that
his idea was to concent rate the convicts at
one place, and we see to-day how this idea
is carried out. Judgo Reese says that it was
Intended that tiie convicts should be kept nt
one camp. There should be but one. If
two camps were necessary, then two should
be created. He says that If the convicts
are scattered, then it is a perversion of the
Judge Reese says in his letter that the
lessees shall be twma fide residents of Geor
gia, and Gov. Brown told me, and v ill tell
auy member of the House, that a [ eiiiten
tiary company in Georgia is an artificial
prison, and that residents of ot her States
can own and control the i-onvicts and have
them looked after by agents residing here.
When Judge Reese wrote tho act ne cer
tainly knew what he was writing about,
and in his letter to me tells
what he means. The man wiio
writes anything certainly should
know best what he means, and yet Senator
Brown gets up before Gov. Gordon and
tolls him that the act means something else.
Mr. Huff said a member on this floor drew a
beautiful picture of what Dr. Felton’s re
formatory prison would look like. He
pictured it as a place of elegance, ease and
If he would go out on Peachtree street he
would see the halls of the convict lessees
surrounded with blue grass flowera, statu
ary and high art. There stands the palatial
residence of W. D. Grant. Now. how did they
get their palatial residences? They got them
by working convicts at Bc. per day, and not
stopping lor Sunday. W hy. Cot. Nelms
testified that when W. D. Grant wanted to
move a convict camp from Marietta to
Gainesville, he started t hem across the coun
try to walk a distance of forty miles on
Sunday He could not afford to lose even
as much a 3c. a dav. Tliat, is how bn aofc
his palatial residence imd his statuary. He
walked them to save railroad fare,
and worked them on Sunday to
save the pitiful sum of Bc. pur day.
When Col. Nolms heal'd that the convicts
were on the march ho stopped them, and
when Mr. Grant came into ills office to de
mand a reason why Ids orders had been
interfered with ( of. Nolms ran him out of
the office. Then referring to the contract
again, he said Hen lockett. when talking to
him about Id* trade, and telling him that he
had a good thing that would make him a
millionaire in tea years, said that
it wa so good that Gov.
Smith said that it was a
-swindle on the State of Georgia. This
u iis the statement of a dead man. He said
that he could prove this by a live lessee if
any one demanded the proof. He then
showed, by reports from the States of Ala
boma, Tennessee and Mississippi, the im
mense sums they were getting for half the
number of convicts that the State of Geor
gia rented to the lessees for $25,000.
A WAUDEN AT EVERY CAMP.
He read the report of l)r. Willis West
moreland. made to the Governor in Novem
ber lust, in which Dr. Westmoreland
said that it was impossible
to have the convicts looked
after properly without the State having a
warden at every camp. When the princi
pal physician and Mr. Shubriek are away
the only man left Is the whipping boss. Dr.
Westmoreland, in his report says, speaking
of the convicts, that they are not doomed to
death. Now what did he mean by that I
He meant that there should be some man in
charge to see that the convicts were prop
erly cared for. His bill provided for that
office and provided that his services shall
not cost the State a cent Dr.
Willis Westmoreland said that
the lessees did not visit the
camp as often as the State’s officials. Gov.
Brown said ou the witness stand that the
State could not work it* convicts success
fully. Gov. Brown said that the lessees
had to give their individual attention to the
working of their convicts to make a suc
cess of the business. It. was only by the
closest attention to the business that they
could make any money. The Legislature
will notice that this report was never given
to the public. Gov. McDaniel refused to
let the press have it. Ho understood that
one newspaper offered SSOO for the
report, and the Governor said “No
sir, no report.” I asked Dr.
Westmoreland why the report was not pub
lished and ho told me that he did not know,
unless it was that it would not look well in
The committee rose and reported prog
The House accepted an invitation to at
tend the opening exercises of the Piedmont
Messrs. Pittman, Terrell and Foute were
appointed a committee to report resolutions
ou the death of Mr. Hart, of Troup.
Messrs. Harrell and Felton, of Bibb, were
appointed on the joint committee to arrange
for furnishing the new capitol.
The bill to incorporate the Buena Vista
and Kllaville railroad passed.
Mr. Candler, of DeKalb, offered a resolu
tion for the protection of the property of
the State rood.
A SPECIAL TAX FOR EDUCATION,
At the aftertmon session the first business
was a bill formerly reported by the Finance
Committee, providing for levying a special
tax of two-tenths of one mill for education
al purposes This bill came from the com
mittee as a substitute for a bill to levy a tax
of one-tenth of one per cent. The object of
the bill was to make the amount raised in
this way in ISSN the same as in 1887.
Mr. Gordon, of Chatham, and Mr. Hawles,
of Effingham, spoke in favor of the bill.
Mr. Wheeler, of Walker, was sorry that
he could not get more. He has lieen in favor
of the one-tenth of one per cent. As he
could not get this he would have to be sat
isfied. H 6 hoped the bill would pass.
The bill passed by a vote of 100 to 38.
The following measures passed:
A resolution for the relief of the National
Life and Maturity Association, of Wash
A resolution for the relief of X. T. Far
mer, Tax Collector of Jelfei-son county.
A resolution to appropriate $135 to pay
for the clerk now employed by; the commit
tee on the Western and Atlantic railroad.
A bill to make the burning of a country
residence a felony.
A bill to require the Supreme Court to
send down the tuli opinion of the court in
The bill of Mr. Mathews, of Houston, to
amend tho act providing for the better
government, organization and discipline of
the volunteer forces of the State, so as to
make the colored companies of the State
number not more than twenty and the
white not more than seventy-five, came up.
Mr. Wilson, of Camden, said that the bill
increased the number of white companies
from fifty to seventy-five, and decreased
from twenty-two to twenty tho number of
Mr. Beiliy, of Chatham,“said that under
the bill the Governor could increase the
number of the colored companies at any
time with the consent of the Adviso-y
Boanl. With this explanation the bill
Mr. Huff's bill to amend the tax act with
reference to the license of sewing machine
agents for doing business in this State
The bill of Mr. Russell, of Clarke, for the
relief of the estate of R. P. Bearing, came
up. Tiie bill provided for the payment of a
bond of the State, issued ill 1857. The com
mittee of tho whole reported the bill favor
ably, ami when it was put on its passage it
was lose receiving only sixty-*.* votes.
The House adjourned at H o’clock.
DEATH BY SUFFOCATION.
A Student and a Coachman and Two
Pittsburg, Oct. 4.—The Chronicle-Tele
graph'* Youngstown, 0., sjiecial says:
“William Wood, aged 15, son of Frank
Wood, of the mower and reaper company,
and his father's coachman,George Hawkins,
drove out to the Allen coal mine, an aban
Honed slope, yesterday afternoon, to explore
it. Not returning, a search was made, and
at 4 o'clock this morning both were found
dead in the slope, where they had been
suitors led bv foul air. A party of miners
pumped air Into the slope for two hours to
day, before the bodies could be taken out.
Wood intended to leave for college to-day.
Hawkins was 3S of age and leaves a
wife and two children.
TWO BROTHERS SUWC'JATRD.
Chicago, Oct. 4.- Edward and Thomas
Moran, aged about “8 and 30 respectively,
were found dead in bed at their hotel this
morning suffocated by gas. They came
from Ardake, Dakota, and were en route to
'aiiada. They were brothere and apparently
were business men.
Ready For a Long Strike.
Shenandoah. Pa., Oct. 4.—The opera
tors of packer collieries at Lost Creek and
Brownsville, whose men have been on a
strike for three weeks, this morning ordered
all dead or repair work at the mines stopped,
and discharged the blacksmiths, carpenters
and nil the employee, except the pump men.
This indicates n continued and resolute
struggle, and that all efforts at a compro
mise have failed.
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FEWER BUT BETTER MEN.
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR HAVE
General Master Workman Powderly
Explains That the Falling Off is the
Result of a Healthy Weeding Out
Process—The Committee on Creden
tials Divided ■ Over Admitting the
Minneapolis, Oct. 4.—The Knights of
Labor Convention was called to order at 1J
o'clock, hut as the credentials of the dele
gates had not lieen examined an adjourn
ment was taken until evening. In an inter
view to-day Mr. Powderly said: “It is no
doubt trile that our numbers are fewer than
they once were but we understand each
other bettor. There are a great many who
came into the order through curiosity and
the excitement of the times, but they did
not have the interests of the movement, at
heart and have dropped out.”
A LIVELY CONTEST.
At 3 o’clock this afternoon the General
Assembly was again called to order and the
report of the Committee on Credentials was
received. Borne 135 delegates were favora
bly reported, while a few were without the
indorsement of the committee. The principal
case wua ttiat of J. R. Buchanan, of Denver,
“a kicker.” Over his ailmission there
was a long nnd warm discussion, which
was protracted till 7 o’clock, when the con
vention adjourned till 0 o’clock to-morrow
morning. Buchanan’s chances for admis
sion are regarded as very poor. It is under
stood that his case, as well as several others,
were given to the Committee on Credential*
for further consideration during the night.
In pursuance of these instructions, the com
mittee held a long session this evening, hut
kept their delilierations strictly secret.
General Master Workman Powderly said
in the evening that the other contested cases
would be easily disposed of, but that with
the principal contest they would probably
occupy' the time till to-morrow noon.
As soon as the roll of delegates is com
pleted the regular order of business will be
taken up, but it is not now expected that
the report of Mr. Powderly will be reached
till Thursday or Friday. Perhaps
the most important proposition
that is likely to come before the
General Assembly is the scheme to unite the
Knights of Labor and the National Farm
ers’ Alliance, now in session in Minneapolis,
into one organization. The plan now pro
posed is to make the Farmers’ Alliance a
national trade body with the title of
National District Assembly. “This would
make a team,” said a leading delegate to
day, “which would move the earth. With
the farmers with us we could do what we
would toward the accomplishment of tho
purposes of both bodies. ”
General Secretary Charles H. Litebman,
vvlio arrived to-day, said in an interview:
“The organization was never as strong, both
financially and otherwise, as it is to-day.
Tho organization is now on a sound busiue-s
basis. The delinquent* have all been weeded
out within the last year. Everyman repre
sented in the organization to-day is by right
entitled to membership. That’s the principle
to work on. The business of the order can
be successfully conducted in no other way.”
There are several ladies among the dele
gates, but there is only one who is a general
officer. This is Mrs. Lenora M. Barry, of
Amsterdam, N. A., General Investigator of
the Condition of the Women and Children.
GOULD TOGET HIS RIVAL.
The Plans For the BalJruore and Ohio
Transfer Nearly Completed.
Philadelphia, Oct. I.—The Record to
morrow will *ay: “It was authoritatively
stated in this eity T yesterday that the ne
gotiations between the Western Union Tele
graph ('ompany and the Baltimore and Ohio
Telegraph, by which the former is to ob
tain control of the latter, have been practi
cally settled, and will be made known form
ally at the next annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Coinjxiny. At that time Mr. Gar
rett will announce the sale of the tele
graphic privileges ami tender his resigna
tion as President of the company. First
Vice President Spencer will be elected
as his successor, and it is declared that there
will be radical changes made in the execu
tive officers of the company. A gentleman
who has lieen prominently identified with all
matters pertaining to the recent, operations
affecting the Baltimore and Ohio property
stated yesterday that the sale
of the telegraphi' franchise* was part
of tho plan of the syndicate,
which recently took $10,000,000 of secun
ties of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company. General Superintendent Bates
of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Com
pany endeavored to dispose of the rights of
the company to the syndicate, but tbi*
failed, and as Jay Gould sails at an early
day for Europe considerable haste was
required to have the negotiations consum
Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker Moves Many
of His Hearers to Tear*.
New York, Oct. 4.—Rev. Dr. Joseph
Parker, of the City Temple, London, deliv
ered an eulogy on Henry Ward Beecher a#
the Academy of Music, in Brooklyn, to
night. He wfts introduced by Dr.
Charles H. Hall, who preached the
sermon at Rev. Beecher's funeral. On
the platform were the officers of the
Thirteenth regiment, of which Mr Beecher
was Chaplain, and many city officials and
clergymen. The Academy was well filled.
Mrs. I ieecher with a party of friends occu
pied one of the boxes. Dr. Parker was
listened to with marked attention and was
frequently' applauded. His pathetic refer
ences to sft r. Beecher moved many to tear*.
Gotham’s Pet Yacht.
New York, Oct. 4.—The Volunteer left
for Marblehead this morning via the East
river. From Bay Ridge to the time the
vessel got out of hearing she was made the
recipient of salutes of ail kinds. The yacht*
iiff Bay Ridge sent the craft off .with a
salvo of cannon, while the tugs and steam
boats whistled after the old time fashion.
The cVowd on Brooklyn bridge also joined
in hurrahing, which was continued all along
the East river until the peerless craft had
passed almost out of sight and Capt. Hoff
could refrain from returning the manifold
salutes he received.
Springfield, Mars., Oct. 4.— The session
of the American Board of Commissioner?,
for Foreign Missions was opened at 3 o'clock
to-day iii the City Hall by E. W. Blatch
ford, of Chicago, Vice President of the
Board. The usual committees were ap
pointed, and Rev. Dr. Noble delivered the
Ex-Judge Strong’s Wife Dying.
Washington, Oct. 4.—Mrs. Strong, ths
wife of ex-Justice William Strong, of the
United States Supreme Court, retired, who
has lieen very ill all summer and fall, is
believed to be'dying to-night. Mrs. Strong,
like her husband, is a Pennsylvanian by