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i ESTABLISHED I*so. j ( J. H. EfeTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f BISMARCK’S TWO ALLIES. the combination a deadly MENACE TO RUSSIA. An Assertion that the Czar Contem plated Seizing Constantinople- New Territory that Italy will Obtain if Circumstances Permit—Other Coun tries not to be Allowed to Grab Ter ritory. ICopyrightl Copyright 1687 by the New York Associated Press. 1 Berlin, Oct - . B.—Since Sig. Crispi re ported to King Humbert the results of the former’s conference with Prince Bismarck, the King has exchanged personal saluta tions with Emperor William and Emperor Francis expressing his satisfaction at the conclusion of the peace alliance. The press continues to teem with surmises as to the terms of the alliance, but nothing authentic has transpired which con tradicts the . arly announcement in these dispatches regarding the conference. Among the recent semi-official statements worth noticing that of the Pesther-Lloyd takes first place as a striking and sugges tive declaration emanating from or inspired hy the Austro-Hungarian foreign office. The paper says: “The conferences between Count Kalndky and Prince Bismarck and Big. Crispi traveled over the whole ground of international politics. It pro vided for all eventualities not mere ly generally, but down to details. No territories were given away nor conquests discussed, but an agreement was concluded to prevent other’s from land grabbing, and check aggrandizement by conquest.” The article concludes with this significant passage: “Italy, by joining Austria and Germany, has won a prestige never before in her possession, besides gain ing the cei tainty that she will attain all the territorial ends which she has in view, in order to secure such extension in Europe and other parts of the world as becomes a great power.” The latter words obviously contradict the preceding assurance that no territories would be given away, and imply that Italy has been promised com pensation in the event of her sharing in a European struggle. A DEADLY MENACE TO RUSSIA. Diplomatic circles credit the report that if Austria obtains an extension to Slavonian, Italy will be ceded the Italian Tyrol, part of Istria, and if there is anew dispo sition of the Turkish empire will also ac quire Tripoli. As the aims of the alliance develop, it becomes more and more appar ent that it is a deadly menace to Russia. In the official account of the interview be tween Prince Bismarck and Sig. Crispi it is stated that the latter said: “Italy has every reason to dread the ail vance of Rus sia to Constantinople. We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a Russian lake.” These words which were quoted in the North German Gazette were brought out by Prince Bismarck, who informed Sig. Crispi that the Czar meant to attack Con stantinople at an early day if the neutral powers remained neutral. THE CZAR IN A RAGE. Prince Bismarck, while declining to pledge such neutrality, has answered Rus sian intrigues by cementing the alliance of the central power. Rig. Crispi’s phrase about the Mediterranean applies equally to France, debarring either an extension to wards Tripoli or annexation of Morocco. The disclosures of the Czar’s designs enraged the Czar and created consternation in Rus sia. The Russian Ministers, led by M. Mieres, Minister of Foreign Affairs, have sent heated denials to the Sultan, who has responded by breaking up the negotiations with Russia for mutual action in Bulgaria. Among the first military movements re sulting from the new triparttie alliance, the Cologne Gazette announces that Austria will raise her effective troops in Bosnia from 8,000 to 10,000 men. It is reported also that Austria is trying to secure a convention with Servia to permit of the passage of troops to Bul garia and the use of the railway into Tur key. Clearlv the alliance does not give full assurance of peace, of which the official press boasted. SECURITIES AFFECTED. The confidence of the Bourse in these as surances has already become weaker. The declarations of the ftussian government organs to the effect that Russia must vindi cate her supreme right to control Bulgaria effected dealings to-day, causing a relapse in Russian securities of % percent, and a proportionate decline in St. Petersburg ex change and roubles. The tariff troubles with Russia also tend to inci ease the difficulty. Moscow advices are to those engaged in commerce that the government has definitely resolved to raise the customs tariff on Jan. 1. The social war against the Germans resi dent in Russia still continues. An edict has been issued in St. Petersburg ordering in stant application of the prohibition of the uss of the German language in the schools, universities and leading gymnasia. Riga, Bevel, Fellin and Goldinger, which have hitherto escaped the Russian organization, are now warned that an immediate change in their system of tuition must take place. A majority of the German teach era will be obliged to cross the frontier. ST. gall’s socialist rally. Thp Socialist congress at St. Gall failed to accomplish its main objects—reorganize nf the party and concert of electoral tactics. Though the congress repudiated the identity of the Socialists ns Anarchists, a number of speakers strongly sympathized with the An archists’ aims and methods, and denounced the Socialist members of the Reichstag for failing to uphold the banner of revolution. Even their trusted chiefs, Bebel, Ecibknecht and Hazenolever, were criticised as wanting in the thoroughness and militant spirit essential to the success of the movement. The English Socialist, Belfort Baek and Herr. Adler, of Vienna, at tended the Congress. A groat majority of the delegates approved of the reconstruc tion of the platform by widening and de fining the social and political aims of the party. The programme, when drafted, will be submitted to a committee of delegates, including Auer, Grtleubergcr, Back, Hazen dever, Singer, Bebel, Liebkneeht, ICayser, and Meister. The Socialists residing in l aris affirmed tho necessity of the solidity of the party, on'questions of internal politics, i hev claim that th . German Democrats ought to denounce openly the annexation of Alsace Lorraine, while proclaiming that an entente between the German and French peoples in an indispensable condition of the progressive development of Europe. HOUNDED BY DETECTIVES. before and after the congress the leaders *rere tracked by detectives and a full list of those who attended the assembly was ob tained. The Berlin government will prob ably begin another batch of prosecutions shortly. Bebel, who recently completed a nine months’ term °L imprisonment, shows greatly the effects of his confinement, The Berlin police have relaxed their recent efforts to stop the sale on the streets of extra editions of news papei-s. Tiie decree prohibiting tlieir issue has not bean withdraw, but extra are Hiatts allowed to be sold. The absurd tyranny of the edict was admitted bv the covernment wk JKnftting Ifeto#. organs. Before any news like an earthquake or any other sensational incident is allowed to be sold on the streets, the pub lishers must obtain a police permit involv ing formal consideration of their request by several bureaucrats. The result is that the Watts, one of the leading journals, are limited to subscribers, while the fly sheets of adventurous printers defy the edict. The trial of Anarchist Neve has been con cluded. Eighteen witnesses, chiefly mem bers of Workmen’s Circles and police spies of Madgeburg and Buckan, testified that Neve incited Anarchist plots and was an agent of the American Socialists. Neve yesterday spoke for an hour in his defense. He declared that he was not a secret plotter, though he did not deny his sympathy with socialism. The imperial procurator demanded that a sentence of five years be imposed. Judgment will be pro nounced on Monday. The health of Emperor William is ex cellent. CRISPI'S RBTURN TO ROME. Rome, Oct. 8. —Sig .Crispi, the Italian Prime Minister, has returned to this city from Friedrichsruhe, where ho went to visit Prince Bismarck. He was met at the sta tion by the Minister of Marine, and his first words to the latter were: “I bring peace.” RUSSIA SELF-CONFIDENT. Brussels, Oct. B. —Le Nort, the Russian organ published here, referring to the re cent conference at Friedrichsruhe between Prince Bismarck and Sig. Crispi, the Ital ian Premier, says: “Prince Bismarck knows that no European alliance can compensate Germany in the future for hostility on the part of Russia. Sig. Crispi, it will be found, has been treated very courteously, but has received recommendation of pru dence, rather than encouragement, to under take adventures or promises of territorial aggrandizement. ” FIGHT OF THE LEAGUE. Lord Mayor Sullivan Continues to Publish Reports. DunLiN, Oct. 8. —Lord Mayor Sullivan, in his paper, continues to publish reports of the proceedings of suppressed branches of the league. The Nation mentions as an in dication o" the support upon which it can count in defence of the liberty of the press, that several influential English andhSeottish newspaper proprietors have offered the use of their premises, machinery and staffs if the government closes the Nation office in Dublin. The Express, the Tory organ, complains that the government is irresolute in its enforcement of the crimes act, and says that it either shirks action or courts defeat. “Does the government,” the Express asks, “really mean to enforce the acti” The paper says: “Firm men are wanted to carry out the law, and Mr. Balfour must come to Dublin.” At Ennis to-day the prisoners under ex amination for complicity in the murder of Constable Whelehan were, on the testimony of Callihan, the informer, committed for trial. Bail was refused, and the prisoners were committed to Galway jail. The popu lace cheered the prisoners as they were led back to the jail. They all protested their innocence. An appeal will lie taken to the Court of Queen’s Bench to admit them to bail. _____ TRAFALGAR’S LODGERS. Over 200 of the Homeless and Unem ployed on Parade. London, Oct. 8. —Two hundred of the poor homeless unemployed persons who sleep at night in Trafalgar Square, to-day paraded in a body through the principal streets in the West End. They carried a black banner, bearing in white letters the inscription: “We will have work or bread.” A large force of police, mounted and on foot, accompanied the procession, which eventually returned to Trafalgar Square, and, with the followers attracted, held a meeting. The orators who addressed this assemblage, described the hardship of the lot of those whose only resting-place in London at night is a public square, and declared that the only means they have of drawing the attention of the public to their condition was by such demonstrations as they had just made. The meeting adopted a resolution to reas semble in the same place next Monday and b>curtitinue to parade daily until relief was afforded. Arrested for Selling Decorations. Paris, Oct. B.—Gen. Caffarel, who was yesterday suspended from the position of Chief of tho War Department staff, Mine. Simonsin and Baron Krietemayer, a Ger man, have been arrested for selling civil decorations. Gen. Caffarel has been com mitted to the military prison. He will be trierl by a council of war. It is reported that besides Mme. Simonsin and Baron Krietmayer Gen. Anblau and a Senator are implicated with Gen. Caffarel. All the accused strenuously protest their innocence. Ayoub Khan at Ghanzi. St. Petersburg, Oct. B.—The Russian Invalid, the organ of the war office, says Ayoub Khan has reached Ghanzi. His in fluence, the paper adds, has so .seriously affected the situation in Afghanistan that ti> Ameer’s position in Cabul has become one of extreme difficulty, and he evidently doubts of ultimate success, for he is sending his treasure and valuables to Khana-I-Bad. Mutinous Troops. London, Oct. 8. —Intelligence has been received here that an emeute has occurred among the Chinese soldiers stationed in Dublasehan on the Russo-Chinese frontier. Several officers were murdered, a quantity of ammunition and some of the money be longing to the government was seized by the mutiners. The commander-in-chief of the troops was panic-stricken and fled. Mexico's Presidency. City of Mexico, Oct. B.—Forty Senators were in their scats to-day at the third read ing of the resolution to" incorporate in the constitution an amendment making the President eligible for a second term. After a brief discussion the resolution was passed unanimously. It now goes to the House of Deputies, which will undoubtedly pass it, when it will bo officially proclaimed. Earthquakes at Corinth. Athens. Oct. B.—-Shocks of earthquake are felt daily in the vicinity of Corinth. Tho inhabitants are camping in the fields. Hogs Dying of Cholera. Genesee, 111., Oct. B.—Within the past three weeks over 500 hogs have died of cholera in Western Township. The disease is slowly spreading, and is taking both old and young hogs. The loss from this cause to the farmers of Henry county this fall already amounts to SIB,OOO. The disease rages in Phenix, Edford, Wethersfield. An dover, Western, Maneo, Loraine and other townships in the county. This loss coming on the heels of the drought is very severe on the fanners. Only One Bale Burned Charleston, 8. C., Oct. B.—The first cotton fire of the season occurred here to day on board an ocean tramp at the 1 mion wharf. Only one bale was burned owing to the promptness of the fire department. The tiale had not reached the hold when it took flro. SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1887, TAMPA’S DREAD VISITOR. TWENTY-SIX CASES AND THREE DEATHS TO DATE. Only Five Stores Open for Business— Six New Cases Reported in the Last Twenty-four Hours—Physicians Dis agree as to the Disease—The Town Depopulated. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. B.—The yel low fever scare is fast dying out. When the Board of Health met to-day a letter from President Wylly, of the Florida Health Protective Association, dated yes terday, at Tampa, was read. The tenor of the letter was not much to occasion alarm, and he stated that every effort was being made to keep tho disease within Tampa. The local Board of Health, however, has issued the following order: "No persons will he permitted in Jacksonville from the south or west unless they hold a health certificate, signed hy the Mayor, County Clerk, Postmaster or Notary Public from their county, to the effect that the holder has not been in or near Tampa for fifteen days. If the certificate is signed hy a Postmaster or Notary, the seal of the officer must be stamped on the certificate.” The prompt measures taken by the board here have done much to allay the alarm. TAMPA’S RECORD. Tampa, Fla., Oct. B.—Twenty-six cases and three deaths are reported to date. No deaths nave occurred since Thursday. All the sick are doing well. There is a dis agreement among the physicians as to the existence of yellow fever. The city is de populated. Not more than five business houses are open for business. Six new cases have been reported in the last twenty-four hours. The days are warm, followed by cool nights. GOVERNMENTAL PRECAUTIONS. Washington, Oct. 8. —Surgeon General Hamilton this morning received the follow ing telegrams: Tampa. Fla., Oct. 7, 1887. Four deaths have occurred from yellow fever. There are about twenty oases. A few of these have passed the fever stage of seventy-two hours. Many people have fled. It may lx: nec essary to establish a camp of refuge in the country. Mails can be fumigated. •I. P. Wall, M. D. Sanford, Fla., Oct. 7, 1887. Can you loan me tents for refugees from the epidemic at Tampa? Kino Wylly, M. D., President Florida Health Association. In response to this Dr. Hamilton ordered tents to lie sent to Sanford. Tho Surgeon General lias sent a dispatch to Col. Haines, Superintendent of the Plant, line of steam era and Savannah, Florida and Western railway, stating that in his judgment sleep ing cars should not be allowed to go beyond Palatka until tho Tampa epidemic is over and the panic shall have ceased. The Post Office Department has arranged that hereafter during the prevalence of yellow fever at Tampa, Fla., all mails for Key West and Cuban points will be sent down the Coast line to Trabue, on Charlotte harbor, aliout fifteen miles south of Tampa, and there lie transferred to the mail steamers which will make this point their Northern terminus, instead of Tampa. All the Tampa mails will be fumigated at Lakeland. ST. AUGUSTINE TO QUARANTINE. St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 8. —At a meeting of the Board of Health to-day it was decided to quarantine against all points south and enforce strict sanitary measures. The parties from Tampa who came here yesterday will be removed to a place out side the city limits. GOTHAM’S CHOLERA SHIP. Health Officer Smith Makes a Report on the Subject. New York, Oct. 8. —Health Officer Smith has prepared a brief report of the cholera cases that were thrust upon his hands by the steamship Alesia, from Na ples. It states that the disease has been very virulent and rapid in its fatality in a majority of cases. In several instances pa tients were well at one inspection, and nearly pulseless twelve hours later. The report also tells how the ship was fumigated. It was thoroughly washed with boiling water twice, and after ward with a solution of corrosive sublimate, two parts to one thousand of water. All the clothing and textile fabrics were soaked in boiling water for hours and one hundred pounds of sulphur was twice burned in the hold. Of the eight cases re moved from the ship on her arrival five died and three recovered. Of those which have developed since removal to quaran tine, nine died, four recovered, five are convalescent and the remaining two are seriously ill. Dr. Smith thinks the infec tion is now entirely destroyed. THE CAPTAIN ARRESTED. Surveyor Beattie has preferred charges against Capt. Vallet, of the steamship Alesia, which arrived here from Naples two weeks ago with cholera on board. It is alleged that the captain did not provide proper hospitals for bis passengers, that he failed to provide tables and seats for his steerage passengers, and that in his manifest of passengers ho did not give the cause of the death of passengers who died on the passage. Capt. Vallet was arraigned before Commissioner Shields, and held in £5,000 for the grand jury. A cable dispatch from Meridia, Mexico, says that port has been closed against the United States on account of the ‘'epidemic of cholera in New York.” No additional deaths were reported to the quarantine commissioners to-day. The agents of the Alesia say that her misfortune has a dis couraging effect on Italian emigration to this country. KNIGHTS OF LABOR. T. H. Lowry Reads a Papor Denounc ing the Standard Oil Company. Minneapolis, Oct. B.—ln the Knights of Labor convention to-day Thomas H. Lowry, of District Assembly No. 111, of Bradford, Pa., moved to suspend the rules in order to be given time to read an appeal on the <>ix rations of the Standard Oil monopoly. This motion was carried and tho paper was read by Mr. Lowry. It was of consider able length, and referred in unmeasured terms to the oiierations of the concern men tioned, and will be the key note for other papers of a similar nature to be presouted. Pieerans on the War Path. Crow Agency, Mont., Oct. B.—The fol lowers of the young malcontent chief now number ISO to 1300 and are increasing every day. Arrests are delayed. A report, which is causing much excitement and augments war dancing and medicine making, is to the effect that five bands of Piegans are op a retaliatory expedition against tho Crows. A Steamer’s Boiler Explodes. Nashville, Tenn., Oet. B.—By the ex plosion of the boiler of the little steamer Paducah at the new Hyde’s ferry bridge, a few miles below Nashville, this morning, Thomas Treppard, the engineer, was killed and Morgan A. Carpenter had bis leg broken, and several others were more or lew bruised. GARRETT MAY FIGHT. The Telegraph Deal May Not be Finally Settled After All. New York, Oct. 8. —The statement in a morning paper to the effect that Robert Garrett, referring to the absorption of the Baltimore and Oliio telegraph lines l>y the Western Union Company, said “It's no trade, gentlemen,” caused considerable talk to-day, but no excitement. Western Union went off a point, but that was not attributed to Mr. Garrett’s alleged denial of the Side. George Gould treated the story laughingly. He did not beliovo that Mr. Garrett was correctly reported. He said: “Although the collateral has not been turned over, tho agreement has been signed and is in our possession. There is no Baltimore and Ohio telegraph now, as their wires are ft part, of our system ” Jay Gould also denied the statement, in the same article that tho Baltimore and Ohio owed Mr. Garrett personally between $8,000,000 and $4,000,000. Mr. Garrett still refuses to see reporters or to say whether the big telegraph iloal has boon legally com pleted or not. An evening paper says lie is in a rage, and that the fighting spirit of his father is now on top. B. & O. STOCK TUMBLING. Baltimore, Md., Oct. B.—At the stock board to-day ten shares of Baltimore and Ohio railroad stock sold at 180, having de clined from 188 yesterday. Subsequently fifty shares were sold at Wo, and at the close it was offered at the last named figure A dispatch was received by a banker here to-day from Robert Garrett, in reply to an inquiry if he would fight the sale of the Baltimore and Ohio telegraph. That reply was: “I have nothing to say.” VOLUNTEER’S VICTORY. A Reception Given the Victors at Marblehead. Marblehead, Mass , Oct. 8. —A recep tion to Gen. Paine, Edward Burgess, Capt. Hoff and the crow of the Volunteer, took place to-night at 7 o’clock. A salute was fired and the Volunteer dressed ship with eight signals, representing, the races won, and with nautical telegraph colors. At 7:80 o’clock a torchlight procession of forty dories, headed by the steamer Brunette, having on board a band, and the sloop Volunteer, started up tho harbor. As the starting signal was given all the bells in town were rung, bonfires wore lighted, can non belched forth, and loud hu rrahs of thousands of persons gave a hearty wel come to the champion. At 8 o'clock the dories in the procession formed in a circle about the Volunteer, while the band played “Hail to the Chief!” For a full hour colored fires were burned around the Volunteer, and a beautiful dis play of pyrotechnics was made from one end of the harbor side to the other. On the shore line fully two miles in length of fire of all colors burned while the band played national airs. At 0 o'clock the harbor dis play was over and after three times three hearty cheers had been given by the Vol unteer Club for Gen. Pauv\ Mr. Burgees, Capt. Hoff and his crew, and the Volunteer, and music by the band, the club returned to shore. state Officers fined. Judge Bond Grows Severe in the Virginia Coupon Matter. Richmond, Va., Oct. 8. —In the United States Circuit Court to-day Judge Bond fined Attorney General Ayers $.500 for bringing suits under the law known as the “coupon crusher” in disobedience of his in junction order, and committed him to the custody of the Marshal until the fine is paid. He also fined the Commonwealth’s Attor neys of Fauquier and Loudon counties for disobeying the same order, and committed them until the fines are paid and the suits brought are dismissed. Attorney General Ayres and Common wealth’s Attorney Scott, of Fauquier count y, remained in the custody ot deputy marshals until 10 o’clock to-night, when they were taken to jail. They decided to adopt that course rather than have a deputy marshal constantly dogging their footsteps, ns Judge Bond had ordered that they should be in actual and not constructive custody. They projs>se now, as soon as the record can be made out, to apply to the United States Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus. Gov. Lee visited them in jail to-night. DECATUR’S RAILROADS. Enterprises Which are Sure to Benefit the Town. Decatur, Ala., Oct. B.—The President, Vice President and directors of the liouis ville and Nashville Railroad Company ar rived here to-day by special train. They are out this afternoon viewing the town and looking over the land donated by the I .and Company for their shops. . There are a large number of men engaged qi grading and excavating for these works. ’ News has been received that a contract for grading eighty miles of the Meridian and Decatur road has been let, and the entire line of 21s miles will lie let as soon as located. The stock of the road is mainly held by wealthy Eastern capitalists. Bedford and other counties of Tennessee will soon vote on hiking stock in the Chesa peake, Decatur and New Orleans road. The vote will certainly lie 'avorable, and the road will be built. Parties from Ohio are negotiating for fifty acres of land, on which to erect an immense foundry and stove works. Knoxville’s New Railroad. Kkoxvii.lf., Tenn., Oct. 8. —Ton thous and people this afternoon witnessed the breaking of ground on tho Powell’s Valley railroad. Speeches were mate by promi nent citizens. The daughter of Mayor I.ut trell broke the earth with a silver spade, and shoveled the dirt into a .silver-mounted wheelbarrow. The new road will extend from Knoxville to Cumberland Gap, where it will connect with the Louisvillq and Nashville railroad and Norfolk and Western railroad. Knoxville subscribed $225,000 to the stock of the new road, which is to lx> completed in twelve months. The Powell Valley road will give Knoxville access to a fine coking coal at Cumberland Gap. Work will also begin this month on tho Knoxville Southern railroad. An Attempt to Wreck a Train. Chicago, Oct B.—A special to the Times from Sioux City, lowa, says: “An attempt was made last night to wreck the Yankton passenger train on the Milwaukee anil St. Paul road, on a curve a mile this side of Ellapoint, by fastening an oak tie on the track. The engineer discovered the ob struction too late to stop, but luckily the train was not derailed. Over 500 excursion ists were crowded into the coaches, and had the designs of the villain been accomplished the loss of life would have been frightful. A Sheriff’s posse is on the trail of the per petrators. A Heavy Loss on a Barn. Winchester, Va., Oct. B.—-A barn belonging to Benjamin Jacobs, of Philadel phia, Pa., on his farm near this city, with its contents, cattle, horses, grain and farm ing implements., was burned to-night. The loss is sltt-cioo end the insurance So.ooo. CLEVELAND AN ANGLER. THE SCENERY ON THE LAKE VERY MUCH ENJOYED. A Rain Storm Compels the Party to Take Shelter in a Neighboring Club House—A Dinner Given by Gen. Vilas at His Homo in the Evening. Madison, Wis., Oct. B.—lt was good fishing weather to-day, and the President and his companions went fishing on I ji!;o Medota. A steam launch conveyed them to an island in the lake, whence they went to the fishing grounds in small boats. The President’s fishing part y returned at (i o'clock to-night. They had excellent luck, and brought back between thirty and forty good-sized fish as trophies. They were car ried by the steamer al>out four miles up the lake to Maple BlulT, where they took small boats, and each member of the party had an oarsman to himself. They reached the fishing ground, and had been fishiug over an hour, when a high wind arose and made it dangerous to remain out longer, so they sought shelter at the Magnus Rex Club house, near by, where four mem bers of the club welcomed them and enter tained them at a fine lunch. The club house, though a small, unpretentious wooden structure, was elaborately decorated with evergreens and otherwise. OUT IN THE RAIN. Bv the time lunch was over the wind had subsided, though a light rain had set in, which lasted all day. The party, clad in waterproof garments, betook themselves again to the rowboats ami continued their sport until early dark. The President caught eight black bass, two of the largest weighing respectively four and a quarter and four and a half poiuids. These were the heaviest fish caught. The total catch was twenty-one black bass, thirteen pickerel and a few white bass and perch. The President lisiiisl for black bass alone, and Bill Dunn, his oarsman, and a local an thority on fishing matters, declares with emphasis that lie (the President) certainly dcx's know how to handle the rod. The President says he enjoyed the day immense ly, and his admiration for the scenery of Luke Mendota is boundless. The Prosi dential party dined this evening with Col. Vilas, Prof. Chamberlain, Presi dent of the Wisconsin University, and wife, Cos!. Knight and wife, and It. J. Stevens and wife, of Madison, iieing invited to meet them. A public reception was given by the President and Mrs. Cleve land, at the Vilas mansion, lietweon 9 and 11 o’clock this evening, to the citizens of Madison. It has already boon stated that Postmaster General and Mrs. Vilas would join the Presidential party here, but the matter was not definitely determined until to-day. They have now accepted the Presi dent’s invitation, and will accompany him during the remainder of the journey. GOVERNMENT BONDS. The Treasury Gets Less Than it Wanted by $623,150. Washington, Oct. B.—The amount of bonds offered to the government to-day was $273,700, of which $262,800 ware -D o' per cents, and $11,400 4 per cents. This makes the total to date $10,870,850, which is $028,150 less than the amount which the Treasury Department offered to purchase for the sinking fund within the period which expired to-day. Secretary Fairchild was asked this afternoon whether he would purchase any more bonds, but declined mat emphatically to define his policy on the subject. It is not regarded as likely, however, that any radical action will le taken unless some unlooked for change in the money market should demand it. The time for the purchase of bonds for the sinking fund will not be extended. It is explained at the de partment that while the .Secretary offered to buy $14,000,000 worth of bonds for this fund, it is yet an unsettled question whether that entire sum is needed, and whether the amount already obtained will not meet the full requirements of the law. Applications for prepayment of interest were received to-day on bonds amounting to $185,000, making the total to date $96,452,- 200. BRASSWORKERS STRIKE. Over 2,000 Men Stand Out for the Saturday Half-Holiday. New York, Oct. 8. —Over 2,000 brass workers of this city and Brooklyn were locked out to-day because they would not relinquish the Saturday half-holiday. Notices were jiosted in the factories owned by the members of the Chandelier Manu facturers’ Association, notifying the em ployes that they would be closed last night. Throe factories not in tho association have granted the half-holiday, and their men were at work this morning. The locked-out men are confident of winning in the fight. Most of them are Knights of Labor, and they say they are glad the issue has been made, while the General Assembly is in convention, as assistance from that body will doubtless lie ordered. They say they will also receive help from the building trades, which will caution its members not to handle goods made by the firms of the association. Some of the brassworkers left the Knights of Lalior a short time ago on account of the tyrannical rule of District Assembly 49. Printers to Strike. New York, Oct. B.—The Tribune to morrow will say: "The book and job com positors who belong to Typographical Union No. 6 have decided to strike Monday at noon. The employing printers have granted the demand for an increase of wages, imt have strenuously refused to make their com posing rooms card office*. On Thursday at a meeting where represent!ves of ever fifty printing houses were present resolutions were adopted taking this stand.” Cardinal Gibbons at Portland. Portland, Ore., Oct. 8.-—Cardinal Gib bons, who is to confer the pallium on Arch bishop Gross next Sunday in this city, ar rived here last night . lie was met at Dallas by a reception committee from Portland, and came here by a sfiecial boat, stopping half an hour at Vancouver, Washington Territory. There he was driven to the army headquarters and had a short reception. When the boat arrived here ali the Catholic societies in tho city assembled at the Ash street wharf and formed a procession, escort ing the Cardinal to the episcopal residence. He is somewhat fatigued from his long journey and devoted to-day to rest. Wheeler’s Insolvent Estate. New Haven, Oct. B.—An examination of the detailed report of Gen. Merwin, trustee of tlie insolvent estate of E. H. Wheeler, effectually kills any lingering hope the creditors may have bad in Wheeler’s state ment that the estate would jay dollar for dollar, and shows the failure to boa very Imd one. The prospects are that the estate will lie in the courts for a long time, and that the creditors of the New Haven Wire Company, will not re ceive over 15c. on the dollar, and the credit ors of E. 3. Wheeler & Cos., a still smaller dividenfl FIDELITY BANK FIGURES. Half of the $5,800,000 in Assets Classed as Worthless. Washington, Oct. 6. —The Comptroller of the Currency has received tho report of Receiver Armstrong, of tho bankrupt Fidelity Rank, of Cincinnati. The report has been delayed because of the condition of the bank's accounts. The schedules place tho nominnl value of the assets at upwards of #5,800,000, of which more than one half are classed as worth less or doubtful. The apiiarently valid claims upon the bunk are about $.'1,800,000, while there are amounts in dispute aggregating nearly $1,600,000. The subscriptions to tho increase of the cap ital stock, amount to $1,100,000, but less than half this amount was paid in money, and even if what was so paid should lie finally adjudged to constitute the liability of the receivership, it will lx* nearly nil off set. bv assessments on tho original stock. The liabilities to depositors are about #BOO,- 000, of which a little over SOOO,OOO appeal's to bo hold locally. RANKS AN!) BANKERS. Ranks and bankers appear as the creditors for more than $.800,000, but some changes may be made in these figures. On account, of tho doubtful value of the assets and the large claims in dispute it is impossible at, present to make an estimate of what divi dends may be paid ultimately. The uash in hand and the amount of assets undoubtedly good at present give a dividend of 35 per cent,, and the receiver has Ixien in structed to prepare checks and schedules at once. Claims amounting to less than one half of the apparent liabilities of the bank have been proved under three months’ no tice to creditors in accordance with the provisions of section 5325 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, and of course unproved claims must now await attention until after the first dividend. POLITICS IN GOTHAM. Tho Republicans, Progressive Labor Party and Henry George in Action. New York, Oct. 8. — The political cam paign was opened here to-night at Chicker ing Hull, where the Republicans had a large meeting which was addressed by Senator Evarts, ex-Mayor Lowe, of Brooklyn, Col. Fred 11. Grant and others. In Paradise Park, in Five Points, Dr. McGlynn addressed a large crowd of Ital ians iii their own language in the interest of Henry George. The Progressive Labor party held a ratifi cation meeting benight on the pln/n at the north side of Union square. Tho delegates from the several districts marched to the square in bodies, bearing torches, so vein I red (lags and transparencies, with such mottoes as these: “No harmony between capital and lalxir,” “More public schools and less armories.” On reaching the plaza they found that a row of gas jets usually lighted when niassmeetings are held there, were not lighted. This provoked their anger, but it was mud) increased when they were told l>y the park police that their permit to hold a meeting did not entitle them to sneak from the platform of the cot tage fronting on the plaza. A bitter wrangle followed, and finally the |x>lice allowed the s|x?nkers to mount the platform. Tho speak ing chietly consisted in abuse of the police, ami a row occurred tietweeu the police and the crowd. Several men were clubbed, but no arrests were mode. COTTON’S CONDITION. Unusual Lightness in the Staple Re ported by Several States. New Orleans, Oct. 8. —The Cotton World's report of the crop for the month of September says: - The prominent feature of the last month has lieeu the almost unbroken continuation of dry, warm weather, over pretty much the entire bolt, forcing the fruit to maturity, and enabling the rapid gathering of tho staple, and at the same time destroying, except in a few se.'ii ms, any prospect for a crop. As the result ot such conditions the quality of the prod net grades high, though in l'Kiali ties there is some complaint of recent heavy rains damaging cotton, and in others of depredations by worms. Many of our corre spondents allude to the unusual lightness of the staple and the difficulty of milking the usual weight of bales. The two t'arolinas and .Ma nama have held up well, while in Mississippi also, the preponderance of reports indicate an improved yield over last year. Other States shows greater depreciation from last month. the falling off being more marked In Tennessee and Arkansas. Picking will be virtually over through a large* part of the lielt, before the close of October, and even in those sections extending beyond that time the picking season will end much earlier than usual. The following is tho condition by States: Virginia 83, Nort h Carolina 85, South Carolina 86, Georgia 80, Florida 84, Alabama 81, Tennes sc hi. Arkansas 77, Mississippi 80, Louisiana B|. Texas7B. Average for the belt 80.9. Average last year 81.4. Band Boycotters Fined. Washington, Oct. 8. .Judgo Snell, in Police Court to-day, rendered his decision in what is known as “tho musical boycott case,” finding defendant* Linden, Wilde, Pistero, Callan, Caldwell, 81oan, Fallon and Fisher guilty of conspiracy ana imposed a Hite in each case of $25 or thirty days im prisonment, The case is one of the first t ried in this district and excited much in terest among lalmr organizations. The offense of which the defendants wore found guilt}* was a combination to prevent, a band master named Krause and fourteen 6t his musicians from obtaining employment be cause of his refusal to pay a fine imposed by tho Musical Union, of which he was a member. Jacksonville Jottings. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. B.— Oil and after Oct. 17 steamship rates from New York to Jacksonville will lie raised again to 60c. |x*r 100. Now they are 25c. A railroad official who is (Misted informed the .Veils representative to-night that Pa latka will be the terminusof tno Macon and Florida Air Line, and work will be shortly commenced northward via Lake City tiu V a Idosta. To-rlay the County Commissioners di vided Duval county into five commissioners districts. They also gave the Roard of Health SI,OOO to tie used a* the latter think liest. A Burglar’s Work. W aycross, Ga., Oct B—List night at Hobokerly, a saw mill on the Brunswick and Western railroad, fifteen miles from Wavcross, the store of Capt. H. T. Kernien was entered by a negro. After cutting his way through i window with his pocket knife, he proceodon with his crime. He ob tained about $25 worth of goods, a valise and a great, many other articles of less value. The party is at lurgeat this writing. State Capital Chips. Atlanta, Ga., Get. 8. —The Supreme Court made a decision in the following case to-day: Jane L. Rowe vs. T. D. Dotterer, from Fulton. Affirmed. The Adjutant General has received twenty-six Springfield ca let rifles tor the Atlanta Zouaves. Lawyers Use Their Fists. Perry, Ga., Oct. B.—The word “lie” was the cause of a fight, bet wren Solicitor Gen eral Hardeman and Col. J.W. Haygood, be fore the Superior Court adjourned this morning. They were separated before much damage was done (PRICE 910 A YEAR ) 1 ft CENTS A COPY, f RUSHING OFF THE BILLS. EACH HOUSE WADES INTO ITS PARTICULAR PILE. Two Nominations Confirmed by tha Senate in Executive Session—The Pike County Prohibition Bill Again Up in the House—Two Tax Measures Passed by the Senate. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. B.—The Senate held only a morning session to-day, and passed the following: A bill to require the full opinions of the Supreme Court to be transmitted to the lower courts in certain cases. To amend an act incorporating the town of Montezuma. A resolution authorizing the joint com mittee appointed to invest;gat the property of the Western and Atlantic railroad to em ploy clerical assistance. To incorporate the Georgia Title Insur ance, Trust and Guaranty Company. To authorize the trustees of the Elberton Female Collegiate Institute to sell the prop erty of said institute and reinvest the pro ceeds of the same. • To amend an act incorporating the town of Cairo, in Thomas county. To provide for establishing the line be tween Georgia and Tennessee. To more clearly define the offense of arson in this State. To amend an act to levy and collect a tax for the support of the State government and public institutions. To pay the Interest on the public debt and for educational and other purposes therein mentioned for each of the fiscal years 1887 and 1888, and prescriiie what persons, pro fessions and property are liable to taxation; to prescribe the methods for collecting said taxes, and for other purposes, so as to change the rates of and manner of taxing sewing machine companies and others sell ing or dealing in sewing machines. I'he .Senate went into executive session, and confirmed the nominations of J. W. Powell for Judge of the City Court of New nan, and Payson S. Whatley for Solici tor of the same. In the House. In the House to-day, the action of the House yesterday in not passing (for want of a constitutional majority) the following bills was reconsidered: Regulating the inspection and sale of com mercial fertilizers. Establishing an experimental agricultural station. The Pike county prohibition bill came up for consideration on a motion made by Mr. Gardner, of Pike, that the House disagree to tho amendment put to the bill by the Senate. He briefly reviewed the main points in tho bill and tin effect of the amendment, arguing tlmt the adoption of the amendment would virtually destroy the provisions of the bill as they were when passed by the House. The motion was lost. The following hills passed: Milking the Sheriff of Decatur county ex-officio Hheriff of the County Court of Decatur county. Authorizing the County Commissioners of Jasper county to submit, to the voters of that county the question of issuing bonds for the construction of a court house. Providing for a stock law in the Eighty second district of Schley county. To Incorporate the Progress Loan and Im provement Company. To incorporate the Peoples Bank of Jeffer son. To incoi-porate the Chattanooga Southern Railway Company. To incorporate the town of Blue Ridge. ATHENIAN ANNALS. A Committee to Goto Beauvoir to In vite Mr. Davie. Athens, Ga., Oct. B.—A meeting was held here this afternoon to present a formal invitation to Hon. Jefferson Davis to visit Athens during the Northeast Georgia fair, the first week in November Maj. Hodg son called the meeting to order, and Presi dent W. J. Morton, of the Fair Associa tion, called upon the people in a forcible and eloquent way to present a pressing invita tion to the ex-President of the Confederacy. Alliert L. Michell offered appropriate reso lutions, and the following committee was appointed to visit Mr. Davis at Beauvoir, Miss., and present the invitation: H. H. Carlton, Pope Barrow, W. J. Morton, J. A. Hunnioutt, Lainar Cobb, Richard B. Rus sell, Pleasant A. Stovall. The committee will leave Athens Tuesday and will liear a letter from Mrs. Howell Cobb, joining in this request. Robert Moon, a prominent farmer of Oconee county, who died yesterday from an injury sustained in his burning gin-house two weeks ago, was buried to-day in Jeffer son, Jackson county. Mr. Moon was 50 years old, and leaves a large family. He was a member of the Troup Artillery dur ing the war. AN EDITOR BANQUETED. Mr. Richardson Greeted With Evi dences of Macon’s Hospitality. Macon, Ga., Oct. 8. —A banquet was ten dered F. H. Richardson, editor-in-chief elect of the Telegraph, at Brown’s Hotel to night by the following gentlemen: William H. Ross, H. R. Jaques, Ben C. Smith, Sol Waxelbaum, J. H. Campbell, Dupont Ouerry, C. M. Wiley, F. H. Miller, J. S. Ernest, H. G. Chapin, Tracy Barter, Joe Bond, C. L. O’Gorman, J. C. Hannon, W. Dessau, Eugene Smith, H. A. Bine, William Lee Kills, C. C. Sims, Jr., J. U. Blount, H. S. Ei l wards, Henry Horne, H. B. Price, F. W. Mitchell, Sol Hoge, W. H. Woodward, A. R. Freeman, W. B. Sparks, N. M. Solomon, M. M. Folsom, Bridges Smith, J. B. Pound, J. L. Harris, Julian Rogers, L. M. I-aiuar, J. R. Sauls htiry, C. L. Bartlett, Rufus Morris. Maj. W. 11. Ross presided. The following were the toasts: “Our Guest.’’ F. H. Richardson; “Bench and Press, ’ Emory Speer; “The Macon Board of Trade,” Henry Horne; “City of Macon,” W. Dessau; “The New Telegraph" J. H. Campbell; “Newspaper Correspondents,” M. M. Folsom. The menu was elegantly prepared and the evening was enjoyable in every respect. Columbus Chapters. COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 8.- Beginning to morrow the Georgia Midland road passen ger trains will run into the union depot. This is a great improvement, as passengers were formerly compelled to alight a mile from the business part of the city. In a negro barroom on First avenue to night a row occurred in which Frank Young was struck on the head with a bil liard cue by Henry Cooper and cut across the loft side of the head, and twice stabbed in the right shoulder by John Miller. The wounds are dangerous and may prove fatal. Miller was caught by the police on the out skirts of the city at it o’clock to-night. An immense crowd will leave here to see the President while he is in Atlanta. Going to Play at Atlanta. St. Auoustine, Fla., Oct. B.—The Sec ond Artillery tiand will leave to-morrow for Atlanta, where they will play during Uie PG dinont Exnosition