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thirty said to be dead.
riRE BREAKS OUT IN A TRAIN
WRECK IN INDIANA.
fifteen of the Surviving Passengers
Seriously Injured—A Passenger Train
Standing on the Track was Run Down
from Behind by a Past Freight—Train
men Criminally Neglectful of Their
North Judson, Ind., Oct. 11.—Another
Chats worth railroad horror occurred on the
Chicago and Atlantic railroad this morn
ing. sixty miles east of Chicago, near Kont’s
station. Seventeen passengers were killed
and burned up in the wreck, and from
twenty-five to thirty were more or less in
jured. A heavy fresh meat train telescoped
the evening accommodation train, which
leaves Chicago at 7:45 o'clock at night. The
accommodation, with one baggage car, two
coaches and one sleeper had stopped at the
water tank for water, about nine miles
wesi of Kent’s, and the freight traiu fol
lowing crashed into the sleeper, telescoping
and burning up the entire passenger
train as above stated. William Perry,
~r of this (Stark) county, and his wife
and child, were victims of the terrible tire,
which broke out Almost iiqjnediately after
the freight train crashed in among the pas
senger'- The Perrys lived here. Not a
particle of their bodies was rescued from
TAKEN INTO KOUT.
Kout, Ind., Oct. 11.—The worst horrors
off hatsworth were duplicated here to-day.
A dozen blood-stained, smoke-begrimed,
injured victims of railroad carelessness or
blundering were brought into the village's
little station bouse early this morning, and
I his afternoon charred corpses, the victims
of the same blundering or carelessness, were
laid upon the station platform, while three
miles west down the track of the Chicago
and Atlantic railway, near a louely old
water tank, piles of fearfully tangled debris
marked the spot where a collision, seldom
equalled for terrible results, had occurred.
According to the best estimate obtainable,
for only an estimate was possible, fully
thirty human lives had been sacrificed out
right, and half that number of persons had
suffered injuries more or less serious.
HOW IT OCCURRED.
As nearly as can bo gathered from the
conf used stories told, the concrete facts are
that the passenger train was the east bound
express, which left Chicago at 7:15 o'clock
last night. The eccentric strap had broken
and the driving wheels on one
side became useless. The engineer
had stopped at the water tank
to repair, thinking he could do so
in a. few minutes. He had not stopped more
than one minute when a fast freight train
loaded with dressed meat crashed in the
rear of his train. The last car of the pas
senger train was a heavy Pullman sleeper.
This, when struck by the freight engine,
crushed three coaches in front and appears
to have killed or wounded everybody in
them. Seven persons were in the sleeper
and these all escaped harm, except the
EIRE BREAKS OUT.
Accounts vary as to how the wreck caught
fire. Some attribute it to coal in the freight
engine, but one passenger who was rescued
from the crushed coaches says that while
fastened between two car seats he saw the
gas with which the car was lighted sud
denly fill the upper part of the
car with flame, the gas pipe having
apparently been broken and the escaping gas
caught from the lighted burners. No evid
ence appeal’s in any' of the stories that a
flagman was sent, to the rear when the train
stopped, or that any precaution was taken
to guard against such an accident, except
ing that (im night telegraph operator at
Knut says the rear brakeman on the pas
senger train hung out a red light when the
train stopped. The men on the passenger
train were fully aware that the freight train
was following them.
ARRIVAL OK THE REPORTERS.
This afternoon when the reporters, who
had been long delayed in reaching Kout,
owing the secret is mess of the railroad offi
cials, began at la.: <• arrive there was little
in the aspect of the village to indicate the
calamity that, had recently taken plaee. All
the dead bodies bad been carefully removed
from sight. Only two of the wounded
were still in the village, and the local em
ployes of the road were deaf and dumb to
all seekers after information. The Coroner
had been obliged to go to Huntington, over
fifty miles distant, to obtain the statement
of witnesses, and the village seemed wholly
at sea regarding the extent of the disaster.
About the only person able and
willing to tell the details here was
I'r. McKee. The doctor is a prosperous
looking, intelligent man of 35. who promptly
responded in the dead of night to the call
that he take a hand-car and go to Ihe scene
r the wreck, three miles from his residence.
I *r. McKee rendered noble service. Ho had
■ant time to give his experience in detail,
hut stated, to the beet of tiis knowledge, that
it would not be over stating the facts to say
that the collision had cost the lives of fully
AT THE SCENE OK HORROR.
It was shortly after t o’clock this morn
ing w hen he reached the wreck and he im
mediately began to give his services to the
wounded. Those who were badly hurt
" hen the crash came, lie says, must have
had little chance for their lives, so quickly
had the ears taken fir: and so thorough was
the work of tn iJ i•. As an illustration
"f the destineM uar '■ difficulty of ariding
at a correct idea of its magnitude the doctor
sain that- probably not a soul
would have been made aware
of the all but- total wiping out of
the Miller family of six, liad not their boy
hern saved. Dr. McKee stated that, only
nine bodies had been recovered, and they
were so badly charred as to be almost
nnyond recognition, the most left of any of
th< in being a few trunks, and in some cases
Id tie beyond a few handfuls of ashes.
the superintendent's secrecy.
‘'superintendent Parsons, of the Chicago
*'id Atlantic road, was seen late in the
afternoon. He was extremely taciturn,
"rd wus sure no more bodies could tie found
'aider the wreck. Only nine persons had
'’ecu killed, he declared, and not more than
eleven or twelve hurt, none of the latter
seriously. He admitted that no flagman
had leen sent back from the passenger truin
'' hen the stop was made. Superintendent
Parsons said the trainmen depended on the
lemnphone light, fully 11,000 feet in tlm roar
"l w here the stop was made. The conductor
of the train had pulled the cord for this
light When he stepped from his train.
I his would throw the glare of the red
'Unger signal on the track. The night,
however, was foggy and the engineer of the
cm freight must have failed to see the
signal. iSupt. Parsons thought the accident
would have been a very ordinary one had
not the stove in the sleeper upset. That
caused the destruction of the sleetier, two
roaches and baggage ear, and in the main
was doubtless too cause of the loss of life.
1 i inner Leal Herman, Hupt. Parsons
'aid, reached the scene from Valparaiso
About 1,1:30 o’clock this mornitig.
snd after viewing the debris and making
Kune inquiries he had found it necessary to
S° to Huntington in search of witnesses.
fPjt Jicfnittij §frta>£
The wounded, Supt. Parsons explained, had
been taken there as early as possible, and
the passengers who were unhurt, to the
number of 25, had been forwarded to their
destination without delay.
Kout, Ind., Oct. 11, 11 p. m.— All efforts
to obtain information from Huntington as
to the names of the killed and wounded
have up to this hour been unavailing. The
Chicago and Atlantic railway officials who
went there with the Coroner to-day seem
to have complete possession of all sources of
information on this point and they refuse
positively to make public the names of the
victims of the disaster. The killed and
wounded were taken from the scene of the
wreck to Huntington early this afternoon,
accompanied by the Coroner.
no jury impanelled.
It appears that Coroner Lcathennan did
not“impanel a jury. That procedure is not
a necessity according to thelaws of Indiana.
At the wreck the Coroner was met by the
attorney for the Chicago and Atlantic road,
and being told that the engineer of the
freight train had been taken with the other
survivors to Huntington and’he decided to
go there, which he did, in company with
the railroad lawyer and several other
gentlemen. The Coroner is well-spoken of
among the people at ICout. They did not
criticise his action in going to Huntington,
believing that he is square. The Coroner
is described as being a rather young man to
be charged with such an important duty as
determining the responsibility of the
CLAIMS OF THE ROAD.
Chicago, Oct. 11,11:50 i>. m. — TheDai/t/
.Vries’ special from Kout, Ind., says:
"Twenty passengers are known to have
escaped, onlv two or three of whom were
injured. When daylight came the remains
of ten people were lound, and this the rail
road officials claim, is the extent of the
fatalities. No one knows how many pas
sengers were on the ill-fated train. Super
intendent Parsons claims that the number
was very small, but survivors claim that
there were fully fifty passengers in the two
coaches. How’ many occupied the sleeper is
unknown. The dead, so far as known, are:
Dr. William Perry, of North Judson,
Mrs. William Perry.
Grace Terry, aged 10.
Ch.jßlks Miller, aged 50.
Mr.. Lena Miller, aged 48.
Minnie Mili.er, aged 7.
Fred Miller, aged 20.
William Miller, aged 17.
Two unknown persons complete the list
of dead as certainly established.
ONLY TWO OK THE INJURED KNOWN.
It is impossible to obtain a list of the
wounded on the train, as only two are left
behind. They are:
Herman Miller, aged 14, skull fractured
and right leg shattered; recovery impossi
Joseph MoCool, aged 24, of Boston, in
jured about the back and limbs.
The other survivors were taken in charge
by representatives of the railroad company
who brought them to Kout where they
were attended by Dr. McKee. None of
them were injured beyond bruises about the
head and body, but all told of their
thrilling escape from the awful tortures
of cremation by the loss of
hair, scorched clothing and blistered faces
and hands. They were sent on their jour
nay at !• o'clock in the morning in charge
of the conductor and engineer of the burned
WORD FROM THE CORONER.
Chicago, Oct. 12. 1 a. m.—The following
has just been received by the Associated
Press from Huntington, Ind,, signed by
Coroner A. P. Leatnennan: "I cannot as
yet give the names of the killed. There
won- eight adults and one child killed. Two
wounded are at Kout now. I know noth
ing of any others wounded.”
JUDGE BOND’S PRISONERS.
Application Made for Writs of Habeas
Washington, Oct. It. —ln the United
States Supreme Court this afternoon, Wil
liam G. Gordon, of Virginia, counsel for the
Attorney General, and two commonwealths
attorneys of that State who have been com
mitted to prison by order of Judge Bond
for disobedience of his orders in the “cou
pon crusher” litigation, made application
to the court for leave to file
petitions for writs of habeas corpus, com
manding the United States Marshal for the
esatern district of Virginia to bring the im
prisoned, legal officers of that State before
this court for hearing.
in the written applications of the prison
ers. filed by their council, they declare that
Judge Bond was without jurisdiction in the
cases to which his orders had reference;
orders, and (hat they, the petitioners,
have therefore been imprisoned with
tliat he had no authority to rnak* such
out due process of law. The court took the
papers for* consideration, and announced
that it would render its decision upon the
applications to- 1 1 ioitow.
ORDERED TO GO AHEAD.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 11.—Judge Tebbs.
of Loudon county, yesterday ordered Com
monwealth Attorney McCabe to proceed in
three coupon cases, McCabe being one of
the juirties in contempt of the United States
Circuit Court (Judge Roudi. Attorney
McCabe said that while he did not think
Judge Bond had jurisdiction in the matter
in which he issued Ihe restraining order, he
(McCabe) did not wish to appear as
delaying that court. Judge Tebbs replied
that be intended to do all in his power to
resist the action of the usurping court; that
he meant that his orders to his court officers
should be obeyed, and thereupon ruled
Commonwealth's Attorney McCabe to ap
pear at the next term of court to show
cause why he should not be punished,
POLIT. CIANS RULED OUT.
Civil Service Commissioner Oberly
Issues an Order.
Washington, Oct. 11. —Civil Service
Commissioner Oberly has supplemented his
letter to the Illinois Democratic Association
i,v an order, the intention of which is to
pi-event active politicians from becoming
members of boards of civil service ex
aminers. It is as follows:
No person in I he public service who is a mem
ber or any political committee or of any asso
ciation organized for Hie purpose nr engaged 111
Hie work of promoting the interest of any
jiolllicai party shall he eligible to membership
111 , any board of examiners.
This order will stand as the action of the
commission, unless on the return of Com
missioners Lyman and Kdgerton they shall
both disapprove of the action of the Com
missioner in charge in making it of record.
IN THE 3WEATBOX.
Little Ronk’e Missing Express Messen
ger a Prisoner.
St. Louis, Oct. ll.—lt was ascertained
here late last night that John B. Owens, the
express messenger mentioned in the dis
patch from Little Ris k as probably being
concerned in the recent robbery of the
Pacific Express on the Iron Mountain rail
way. bet ween Little Rock and Texarkana,
had been arrested ami is now in the Pinker
ton "sweatbox” in Chicago, and that he has
confessed lo having taken money, hut that
lie lines not know what has become of it,
and that he was drunk or crazy when the
act was committed.
SAVANNAH, GA„ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1887.
CITIES TO BE PROUD OF.
CLEVELAND ON THE RIVALRY OF
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.
Departure of the Presidential Party
from the Former for the Latter
Place- Military Companies and Citi
zens Escort the Visitors to the Ex
position—Off to Omaha.
St. Paul, Oct. 11.—The sun and Presi
dent came out rather late this morning, and
brightened up the hitherto chilly and cloudy
morning, until it warmed into regular
Cleveland weather, with Minnesota sharp
ness to it. The city looked very pretty this
morning in its dress of fluttering streamers,
and the streets were all alive with animated
sightseers. The Presidential party break
fasted together about !> o'clock, and at 9:45
o'clock took carriages for a drive around
the city. In the first carriage were Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland and Mayor Smith;
in the second carriage Hon. William F.
Vilas, Mrs. S. J. R. McMillan and Miss
Ada Murphy; in the third carriage
Col. D. S. Lamont, D H.
Moon, Lewis Baker and Thomas
Cochran, Jr.: in the fourth carriage Dr.
Bryant, Lime K. Sloan, Peter Denney and
Albert Scheffer: in the fifth carriage Judge
Bissel, Charles H. Lienau, ex-Gov. William
R. Marshall and Maurice Auerbach. Fol
lowing came carriages with locai and visit
ing reporters. The party took lunch at
noon at the Minnesota Club. A big crowd
was waiting at the hotel to see the party
and everywhere along the route were more
people, women and children predominating
in the residence portions of the city.
Everywhere President and Mrs. Cleve
land were met with pleasant demonstrations
of respect and interest, which they heartily
acknowledged. The drive was a revelation
to Mrs. Cleveland. The splendid advance
ment of the city sine* she saw it, a school
girl of 14, being only equaled by her own
brilliant destiny. At Summit Park, in the
very heart of the beautiful residence portion
of the eitv, several hundred ladies and chil
dren had gathered, and the children's
shrill voices and the waving of
dainty handkerchiefs as the four
white horses, drawing the Presidential
couple came prancing by, made a very ani
mated scene, which greatly pleased and
interested the visitors. It is the boast of
St. Paul people that no other city has a resi
dence street with so many beautiful views
as Summit avenue, and the lovely hills on
which the city lies looked their best this
morning in their garb of autumnal foliage,
with vistas of loveliness between the palatial
residences to the smoke-wreathed valley and
purpling hills beyond. Not many private
residences were decorated, but that, of I’. H.
Kelly was handsomely adorned and a beau
tiful arch spanned the street in front of it.
At the residence of Mayor Smith, the
President, Mrs. Cleveland and Gov.
McGill stopped a few minutes and
partook of some light refreshments. No
other stop was made. Mrs. Cleveland re
mained at Mayor Smith’s residence after
the drive, while the President was taken to
the Minnesota Club, where the members
of the club were presented and an informal
but elegant little lunch was served, Con
gressman Rice, Gov. McGill, Judge Nelson
and two or three others sitting down with
the gentlemen of the President’s party.
OFF FOR MINNEAPOLIS.
Mrs. Cleveland was driven down to the
station by Mrs. Smith, meeting the Presi
dent there at 12:30 o’clock, when the start
for Minneapolis was made amid the hearty
farewell cheers of the crowd gathered.
Both the President and Mrs. Cleve
land expressed themselves as highly
pleased with their visit to St. Paul.
The President said of the parade of the
tobogganers last night that it was the finest
and most unique exhibition of the kind he
ever saw, and both he nnd Mrs. Cleveland
were as pleased as children, says Gov. Mc-
Gill, over the handsome residences and
beautiful views they saw on their drive this
AN OVATION FROM THE JUMP.
Minneapolis, Oct. 11, —The Presidential
party arrived here at 1 o’clock this after
noon from St. Paul, and were immediately
escorted to the West Hotel. The streets
were thronged with people, many of whom
came hundreds of miles to see President and
Mrs. Cleveland, and the party was accorded
a magnificent ovation that the chill breezes
were powerless to affect.
A DRIVE ABOUT TOWN.
When the Presidential party arrived at
the West Hotel, Mrs. Cleveland was shown
to apartments reserved for her. After
lunch, which was served in private, the
party took carriages, and, escorted by a
division of police aiid a number of carriages
filled with citizens, viewed the liner business
mid residence portions of the city. It was
about 4 o'clock when the drive was finished,
and the President was at once conducted to
the balcony over the main entrance of the
West Hotel, and after a brief introduction
by Mayor Ames, addressed the multitude as
I have come from Hie wonderful city of fit.
Paul to sec its twin wonder and the people of
Minneapolis. I have lately seen a little bonk
entitled "Minneapolis and St. Paul Compared,"
which deal* demolishing blows to the pretense
of the latter named city, that it is in any phase
or feature the equal of Hus. 1 beennie a little
confused by the facts and figures stated,
and determined to see both cities ns the beat
means of settling the question discussed with
so much spirit. 1 have arrived at the conclusion
now that if these two wonderful cities are not
satisfied with tinur respeolive conditions of
growth and greatness, all the rest of their
amaz ’d fellow countrymen are. While Hie
IMsiple of these ri'l places are twisling figures
shout to determine which is the greatest. Hie
rest of us ate pointing to you both as the i>si
exemplifications of what A mermen pluck and
energy can aeeotnplisli. When I see I bis hand
some city, with iis splendid residences and im
mense busmens Monks, with its activity and
stir, and when it occurs to me that I am at the
greatest wheat market of the world, that the
largest flour mill In existence is located here,
that the rapacity of ail of such
mills in Minneapolis exceeds 30,000 barrels
ol flour a day and that these
mills are in direet communication witii the mar
kets of Europe, and that l.oon.ftifl barrels of flour
are annually exported from this nity io foreign
countries, i And myself wondering how much
further I would have to go to reach the West,
that is the "out West” which used
to he presented to my young imagina
tion by wagons covered with canvas
tilled by men, women, children and house
keeping utensils. As these establishments
dragged slowly through the village on their
way "out West," it seemed lo their oceiquims
that they had forever bid farewell lo civiMxa
i ion. nils was noi so very long ago; and perhaps
I saw in these covered wagons some of the pio
neers of Minnesota, and perhaps some of I lie
early settlers of Minneapolis were (lu re. In
lmillhe population of your Slate was 170,000, of
which 13.00(1 were horn in the Stale of Now York,
nearly one eleventh of I Is* whole. So you
see if would he nothing strange if u New York
hoy had seen some of t hese 13.91X1 people oil
their way here. Ido not mention this large pro
portion of New York liepjde among your impu
tation for the purpose, of claim ng that you owe
any portion of your proaperity to any imrUcu
lar virtue fostered by the State of their origin.
1 am only thinking of an idea I had w hen I
saw them, that people emigrating to the West
had left, civilization behind them and how ab
surd it would la 1 if 1 should meet, one of these
pioneers here to-day. or his son. and talk to him
of the coal ran lint ween the refinement, civiliza
tion ami cultivation of his present homo and
l ha one he or bis lather left in the .State of New
York. Besides this, the foot that manv State*
in the F,ast contributed largely to your early
population gives all a little better right to be
proud of your achievement, and every Ameri
can citizen ought to be proud that bis country
can produce two cities with the history, and
growth and success of Minneapolis and ht. Paul.
A VISIT TO THE EXPOSITION.
Immediately after the speech the party
proceeded to the exposition in carriages,
escorted by military companies, and headed
by Liberati’s Band. They went directly to
the stand. Mayor Ames briefly introduced
the President to the throngs of people in the
President Cleveland said:
Ladies and Gentlemen— I have already seen
during my short stay in the city of Minneapolis
abundant proof of the commanding place it
holds among the cities of the laud; but to tny
mind nothing gives better assurance of its
future development and usefulness than the
permanent establishment and maintenance of
such an exposition as this. 1 believe the sug
gestion sometimes made that there should bo
more sentiment and less that is practical
in our national life is insincere and de
lusive. The crowning glories of a government
are cities such ns yours: increased trade nnd
commerce; multiplied, happy, and contented
population; increased production and financial
growth. Does sentiment, and especially sent i
ment that mopes over the pest and refuses to
look to the future, create these things? The
sentiment that will insure ®nr continued pros
perity will bo found in the friendly competition
which shall induce the wheat and (lour of M in
nesota to struggle with theCottonof Memphis
and Charleston, uud race for national advance
At the close of the speech the party re
turned at once to the hotel, where a most
elaborate supper was served in the private
dining-room. At 8 o'clta k carriages were
taken as before, and with the military
escort the honored guests proceeded to the
depot and took the train for Omaha.
ABBOTT GIVEN A SILVER YACHT.
Citizens of Chattanooga Commend Her
Course at Nashville.
Chattanooga, Oct. 11. —During the pre
sentation of "II Trovatore” by the Emma
Abbott Company at the Opera House last
night the performance was interrupted by
L. G. Walker, city editor of the Times, who
appeared upon the stage and in the name of
a large number of the best citizens of Chat
tanooga presented Miss Abbott with a largo
magnificent solid silver yacht as a testi
monial of Chattanooga’s appreciat ion of her
courageous and well-expressed defense of her
profession against the bitter denunciation
of a minister at one of the leading churches
in Nashville Sunday. The applause that
followed the presentation was something
never before witnessed in the Chattanooga
Opera House. Miss Abbott, with a faltering
voice and tears streaming from her eyes,
made the following reply:
Ladies and Getlemen. or Rather Friends—l
can’t think of you other than friends. You
don’t know how my heart is touched by this
kind token of your approval of my course. I
was present at that church at Naslivdle by ac
cident, but when I heard my sister artists and
myself maligned I hail to speak, oven it the
whole church had fallen on me. When I think
of Jenny Lind, who gave a fortune to charily;
of Parcrm Rosa, who is now in Heaven; of
Charlotte Cushman, of Mary Anderson -you and
I know their lives is a refutation of all the
shameless slanders he heaped upon them. I re
eeived telegrams to-day from all parts of the
United States approving my coarse, and I feel
very grateful for this, but Chattanooga shall
always have a warm spot in my heart, and I
shall always cherish this as the kindest token
in my entire artistic career.
B. & o.’B DIVIDEND.
It Will Not Be Less Than 3 Per Cent,
for the Half Year.
Baltimore, Oct. 11. —There was a meet
ing to-day of the Finance Committee of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad when the sub
ject of a dividend for the past six months
was discussed. It was stated that the earn
ings of the main stem for September ex
ceeded the August earnings by $120,000.
There was a decided increase in the earn
ings east of the Ohio river, while (here was
a falling off west of the Ohio. It, was deter
mined to declare a dividend for the past six
months, hut it was not definitely settled
whether it will be S or 4 per cent.
Mr. Garrett was not present, and it is
stated that he was not pleased with the sale
of the telegraph because he believes he could
have obtained a million more for it, but the
matter had gone too far now to oppose it.
It is thought now among the directors that
the sleeping car system of the road will not
be sold, at least for some time, as the road is
in good condition.
A director states that Mr. Garrett owns
sufficient stock of the road to re-elect him
self President, but thought he would not do
so. In regard to the visit of I)r. Metcalf, a
dose friend af Mr. Garrett stated to-dav
that, the visit of that gentleman was to look
at English pheasants, of which Mr. Garrett
has a number at his country place, and thn
Doctor takes an interest in thorn, and comes
to see them several times a year. The visit
was not professional.
MINISTER MANNING DEAD.
He Will Be Succeeded by the Secre
tary of the Legation.
New York, Oct. 11. —Judge Thomas C.
Manning, United States Minister to Mexico,
died at 9 o’clock this morning at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel. He had been ill for about a
week, and took sirs shortly after his arrival
in the city to attend the meeting of the
Peabody Educational Fund, of which he was
one of the trustees. The cause of his death
was obstruction of the bowels.
Judge Manning was one of the hand
somest and most talented men in i/ouisiana
His home was ut Alexandria, in the north
ern part of the State, and there he made
quite a reputation os a lawyer. The most
conspicuous office that he held in the State
was that of Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court. He occupied that position for
several years, and was highly respected by
the people and the bar. lie was a!tout tit)
years or age at the time of his death. He
was noted lor his amiable disposition and
Washington, Oct. 11. —Hot! it not been
for Minister Manning’s death his resigns
lion would have lieen areepted by the Fresi
dent on his return. Thomas B. Connery,
Secretary of the legation and Charge des
Affaires, will be promoted, on the Presi
dent’s return, to he Minister to Mexico. He
will lie confirmed beyond a doubt. He
has made an admirable record.
Session of the Knights.
Minneapolis, Oct. 11. —The Knights of
Labor Convention to-day appropriated
$5,000 for the prosecution of the Ktate . api
tol syndicate of Texas, for mtroduuing tor
foreign contract labor, in violation of the
On the introduelion of a resolution pro
viding that no charters should be granted to
assemblies of "rat” printers, Mr. f’otvderly
anti General Secretary stated, amid great,
applause, that, no such charters had ever
Iteen issued, and none ever would be.
Rev. Blakeelee’s New Charge.
New Haven, Conn., Oet. 11.—Rev.
Krasins Blnkeslee. for the past four years
pastor of the Second Congregational Church
at Fairhuven, benight resigned fa. Itecome
pastor of the First Congregational Church
at Spencer, Mass. Mr. Blakesleo was re
cently offered the Presideucy of the Atlanta,
Ga., University, and to-night he forwarded
his declinat ion of that offer.
A BETTER BOND WANTED.
THE STATE ROAD LESSEES MUST
PUT UP $1,000,000 MORE.
A Failure to Do So Will Result in the
Governor Taking Charge of the Prop
erty-The House Refuses to Appro
priate Money for Decorations in
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 11.—In the Senate
to-day the following bills passed:
To change the time of holding the fall
term of the Superior Court of Gwinnett
‘To change the time of holding the Su
perior Court of Burke count \.
To amend an act incorporating the town
To provide for defining county lines in
this State, where the same arc in dispute
To incorporate the Montezuma Steamboat
To amend the charter of the town of Klli
To exempt seventy members of the Rich
mond Hussars from jury duty.
To define what is posting lands where re
quired by any general or local law of this
To amend section 3,322 of the Code of 1882.
To require the registration of voters in
Richmond county and making the Tax Col
lector the Registrar of said county.
The soldier pension bill was next taken
up for the purpose of considering certain
House amendments. The Senate refused to
concur ill certain of the amendments, and a
motion for a committee of conference was
The following appointments were con
firmed in executive session:
William Oliver to be Solicitor of the
the County Court of Dougherty county.
P. P. Johnston to the same position in
Burke county, and IV. A. Jordan in Early
In the House.
In the House to-day the special order was
the consideration of the resolution by Mr.
Berner requiring additional security of les
sees of the Western nnd Atlantic Railroad
Company. The resolution required the
lessees to increase their bond *2,000,000. and
in the event that this is not done, the Gov
ernor is authorized to take possession of the
property. Mr. Berner argued the necessity
for the State having a good bond. The
Atotrney General lmd given an opinion
that the present bond of the road was
not valid. Mr. Berner also reviewed the
present condition of the road and the atti
tude of Senator Brown toward the State in
regard to this property. It was the solemn
duty of the Legislature to stand firmly and
protect the property. Whatever the State
may owe the lessees she is perfectly able to
pay and will pay. The road, he said, was
now in the control of the Ijouisville and
Nashville Railroad Company, and this was
another reason why the State should look
after and protect her property.
Mr. Harrell, of Webster, offered an
amendment to substitute $1,000,000 for $2,-
000,000 in the bout!, it was well-known that
the present bond was absolutely worthless
and anew bond was necessary.
Mr. Huff said that he thought a bond of
$1,000,000 was just as good as $2,01X1,000.
Considering the amount of property con
cerned and the short timebeforethelca.se
expires he thought that this was one matter
in which there should be no division of
opinion. Tito House should contemplate as
one man and pass the resolution. This
whole matter nail lieen thoroughly dis
cussed by the Judiciary Committee and
there was but one opinion, and that was
that something should be done and done at
once to protect the property.
the governor to takf, charge.
Mr, McCord, of Richmond, offered an
amendment that in the event the State got
possession of the road, by a failure upon the
pafvof the leases to strengthen their bond,
the Governor shall take charge of and
operate the prcqierty until the following
Mr. Watts, of Stewart, favored the reso
lution. He called upon the members to
show their nerve and their manhood in this
matter and come forward and protect the
property of the State. He had given much
time to an investigation of the property
and ascertaining its value. The possibility
that this action would precipitate lawsuits
and trouble should not deter any one. Law
suits w ould have to come some time or other
and they may just as well come now as at
any other time and be met fairly, squarely
and firmly. The amendment was adopted
by a vote of 140 to 13.
Mr. Harrison, of Quitman opposed the
adoption of the resolution. His argument
was the same ns Ims often beer advanced on
this subject, that the lessees have always
paid the money due the State, anil there
was no reason to believe that the lessees
would ever fail to pay the lease money
when duo. The property was now almost
entirely in the control of the Louisville and
Nashville road. He said that if the Legis
lature did not look out the State would lose
$300,000 per year.
The resolution w - as adopted by a vote of
122 to 8 and transmitted to the Senate.
A REFUSAL TO DKCOItATE.
The resolution to appropriate S2OO for the
purpose of decorating the Capitol and Ex
eeutive Mansion canto up with a favorable
report by the Committee on Finance. On
a vote it failed of a cpiistltiitioual majority.
Mr. Harris, of Catoosa, introduced a bill
incorporating the Catoosa Springs Com
At the afternoon session Mr. Felton, of
Bibb, introduced a resolution providing for
nightly sessions every night, of this week
with tlie exception of Saturday, which was
The following bills passed:
To incorporate the Manufacturers’ Insur
ance Mutual Aid Society.
T<> incorporate the Macon City mid Sub
urban Railway Light ami Rower Company.
To incorporate the Alabama Midland
Railway t ’omp.iny.
To provide for the registration of the
voters of Floyd county.
To amend the charter of the city of At
lanta. spt as to allow of an increase In thn
salmi' of‘tlm Tax Receiver and < Yulector
To"incorporate the Midland Telegraph
’I i amend the charter of the Midland and
Gulf wfclroad Company.
To protect game in Troti)ie county.
To incorporate the People’s Bank of Jef
To abolish the County Court, of Upson.
To amend an act to constitute the Judge
of the City < .’ourt of Richmond County, ex
officio Commissioner of Roads and Reve
To incorporate the Thomasville and
To amend the act establishing the City
Court of Floyd county.
To prohibit the manufacture of liquors
from grain in Fayette county.
To incorporate the Atlanta City and
Suburban Street Railroad Company.
To amend an act incorporating the At
lanta and Kdgewood Street Railroad Com
To umend the act incorporating the town
To prohibit the manufacture of liquor in
To incorporate the Greenville Banking
To amend the charter of the Elberton
To amend the registration laws of Wilkin
THE EVENING SESSION.
The House met at 7:80 and passed the fol
To amend an act creating a City Court
for the county of Bibb.
To amend an act to incorporate the town
of Rising Pawn, iu Bade county.
To prohibit the manufacture of liquor in
To authorize fhe Town Council of Milieu
to levy a school tax.
To incorporate the Great North and South
To amend the charter of the Fulton
County Street Railroad Company.
To better protect the farming interests of
portions of Taylor county.
To amend the act incorporating the At
lanta Loan and Banking Company.
To incorporate the (leorgia Electric Im
provement (Join ila ny.
To amend the act creating the City Court
of Bartow county.
To prohibit tfie sale of liquors in three
miles of Gilesville church, in Banks county.
The House then adjourned.
A Printer Gashed About the Head
With a Dirk in a Fight.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 11. —Jim Ben
nett, a young hoy from Savannah, who has
previously been mentioned iu the News as
a young thief, was tried to-day for thievery
and sentenced to jail.
This afternoon Wardlow Ewell and W.
E. Lomax, two printers in the News-Herald
ofhoe, had a quarrel about distributing type.
The lie fiassed, and Ewell grabbed Lomax
and was about to beat him, when the latter
drew a dirk and stabbed Ewell about the
head and shoulders, inflicting ghastly
wounds, from which the blood gushed in
streams. The wounded man, after being
struck, rushed down the st reet to the police
station, closely followed by I/omax, who
grabbed up a hatchet determined to finish
him. Policemen, however, captured Lomax
and lodged (dm in jail. Ewell is in a pre
The Post line has rented the Florida Rail
way and Navigation dock here, and will
make connection w'itli the Clyde steamers
Sneak thieves invaded the residence of J.
Kaufmaun last night in this city and went
through tlie house, taking everything of
value which they could carry off. Among
the articles stolen was a very handsome
gold watch and chain belonging to Charles
Benedict, of the lirm of lvohn, Furehgatt A;
Benedict. Mr. Kaufmann also lost his
gold watch and chain, and Mrs.
Benedict lost a lot of very valuable
jewelry. The police are now on the track
of the thieves, and it is thought that the
property will.be recovered.
Frank Uiclilejohn, the young white man
from Macon, who was arrested in
Jacksonville about two weeks ago for
forging a check for *4bb on the
First National Bank and who signed Far
well & I ’age's name to the check, was
brought before a Justice this morning for a
preliminary trial, but he waived examina
tion and in default of bail was remanded to
jail until Oct. when he will he tried by
the new Criminal Court.
AT THE PIEDMONT.
The Exhibits Not Yet all in Place—A
Trip to Kennesaw.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 11.—In point of dis
play in the various derartmonts, the second
day of the Piedmont Fair was far more
creditable than the first, though the crowd
was noticeably smaller. The exhibitors,
many of whom were behind yesterday have
pushed forward their work rapidly, ami
everything is now nearing completion. A
day or two more will bring the
exhibits in every department. and
building thoroughly ready for public
inspection and the fair will rank with the
best of its kind in the country. The sport
ing feature of the day, aside from one or
two trotting races in the afternoon, was the
bicycle races, of which there were quite a
number, amateur and professional. There
was a very large excursion of Confederate
veterans to Marietta this afternoon, the at
traction being a barbecue and an illumina
tion of Kennesaw mountain to-night, both
of which are reported to lie very successful.
A number of Union veterans met them and
incidents of the war were talked
over. Tics reunion wa- but preliminary
to the gathering next Monday, when the
moan lain will lie illuminated in honor of
President Cleveland as he passes on his way
FLORIDA - CAPITAL.
No Complaints Heard Yet on Account
of the New Railroad Rates.
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct, 11.—The week
without barrooms has proved no serious
drawback to Tallahassee and there ha* been
no apparent difference in (he business of
tli" i>lace during the period of abstinence.
West Florida Heminary is on a fine basis
for success now mid students from all parts
of the State are Invited to avail themselves
of the advantages offered free of all cost, of
entrance and tuition. Each week new
students are added to the list which is
As yet, no complaints have been longed
with the Railroad Commission in reference
to the rates n-n iit ly established and promul
gated, but it is safe to say many petitions of
exceptions to the standard rates will be
made in particular instances where a rigid
adherence to the fixed standard would
prove seriously injurious to the interests of
the roads. Three cent* per (bile will re
main the standard rate, however, all over
the State, and exceptions will be made only
for cause shown.
The Contract for a City Hall and
Market House Awarded.
Pensacola, Ft, a., (Jet. 11. -At a meet
ing of the Board of City Commissioners to
day. the bids for the erection of a city hall
and market were opened. Benjamin R. Pitt
lieing the lowest bidder, was awarded the
A cutting scrape occurred in the rear of
the Merchant* Hotel bar this morning, in
which Henderson Johnson. a colored em
ploye of the bar. reeel veil an ugly slash
aero** t he face, reaching from theleftearto
the chin, from a knife in the hand of a
painter named A. H. Stephen. The cause
ol Ihe cutting was not ascertained.
Col. It. C. Wood and .(nines Marencovich,
of New Orleans, arc in the city. They are
here in the interest of the American Ship
ping and industrial Jjeugue, which meet* In
Birmingham next month.
Chattaxoooa, Oct. 11.—The municipal
election ha* resulted In the election of John
B. Nicklin. a Democrat and ex-Federal sol
dier, for Mayor by 11S majority, and the
election of the entire Republican Aldermanic
tii-ket. by I,MX) majority. The city was wild
with excitement to day. On a strict parl y
vote, the Itenv.bHean majority here is about
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THREE SICK AND A DEATH.
THE MORTALITY AT TAMPA STILL
Ot her Parts of the State Getting Over
What Little Fright They Had at First
—Dr. Guiteras of Key West Ordered
to Investigate th e Epidemic.
Washington, Oct. 11.—Surgeon General
Hamilton has received the following tele
gram from Dr. Wall, President of the
Board of Health of Tampa, Fla., in response
to a telegram inquiring as to the present
nature of the disease prevailing in that
It is unquestionably yellow fever, though tbs
popular sentiment of those remaining her* . v
against me. Albumen is shown in the urine
w ith the characteristic utoric hue Them was
one death yesterday. It is all over the place and
the city authorities nr* doing nothing
DR. GUITERAS WANTED.
Surgeon General Hamilton to-dav e*v
ceivea a telegram from Dr. King Wylly,
President of the Florida Health Protect i\ a
Association, in which he says:
The citizens of Tampa and some physician*
arc dissatisfied, and deny the existence of yel
low fever on account of the low rate of raor
laiity and the peculiar condition of the patients.
Many of these citizens have hail yellow fever.
They request you to order Ir. Ouiieras. ot Ke y
West, to come und decide the question. Will
von order him to go? Pisses will be furnish' 1 1.
The tents you kindly offer m e in Tampa, s,d
consequently cannot be used in quarantine ser
Acting upon this request a telegrnm w in
sent to Passed Assistant Surgeon John
Guiteras, nt. Key West, directing him rt
proceed to Tampa at once to investigate the
epidemic, the nature of which seemed to it*
so much in doubt, and to report the result
of his diagnosis to the Marine Hospital Bu
reau. A telegram was also sent to Deput y
Collector Spencer at Tampa, authorizing
him to rent a suitable building for use ** %
hospital, and saying that a supply ol disin
fectants will be forwarded to that city afc
MAIL CLERKS NEEDN’T ENTER.
General Superintendent Nash of the rail
way mail sen ice, said to-day that the rail
way mail clerks would not bo requited to
run into Tampa during the prevalence of
yellow fever there, but that mail for Tampa,
except registered matter, would he sent
down from the junction in sealed pouches
in charge of the baggage or trainmen.
He also -aid t hat for the last two days hat
had lieen making every possible effort to
have a mail fumigator at Lakeland, but
that the postmaster bad thus far been un
able to get, any one to do the work. Sunt.
Nash has telegraphed the Board of Healltl
to see that the mails are proiterly and thor
oughly fumigated, and that the expens*
would lie met by the department.
JACKSONVILLE’S SCARE DYING OUT.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 11.—Thera
was no meeting of the Board of Health to
day on account of tio quorum being prev
ent. The scare has diea out entirely in this
city, and business has resumed it* natural
THREE CASES AND A DEATH.
Only three now cases and one death ar*
reported at Tampa to day. The citizen*
have organized a relief association. Th*
sensational specials sent from Key West aul
New Orleans grossly exaggerate the con
dition of affairs at Tampa. Proper precau
tions have been taken there to prevent a
spread of the disease. The dispatches toth*
Associated Press have contained an accurate)
statement, of the facta as far as obtainable.
The excitement has now about died out.
A BOARD oir HEALTH REPORT.
The following, dispatch was received tod
night from th' President of the Tamp*
Board of Healtht
A good mnnj cssss urn mild, no albumen >
peartiiK in the min*, but where there is kido >y
complications the cases are had. lengthy in
filtration and frequently prove fatal It is b
ciu.se of the mildness of many of the cases sad
I heir rapid convalescence that the public here Is
disposed to dispute the fact of its being yellow
fever. There have been about forty cases size a
the outbreak, with four deaths: on* to-day wi h
the characteristics of yellow' eyes and skin sad
black vomit. Throe new cases have been re
ported in the last twenty four hours. Two are
probably mild. 'Several rases are in the flr.-t
stage, two of whom I know have albumen in
the urine, and are therefore liable to he bad.
It i? too early to say whether the virulence of
the disease will increase or diminish wdthtlis
progress of the epidemic. The whole of r.h
old part of the city being in very bad sanitary
condition, is infected so that localizing cases is
out of the question.
SLUGGED BY A MINSTR3L.
An Augusta Newspaper Man's Crlti*
cism Objected to.
Avgusta, Ga., Oct. 11.—This morning a
member of Ball'd’* minstrel tronpe entered
the Chronicle oflice and raised a row. Hi
name was Oodvesr, and lie wanted to know
who wrote an arl icle reflecting upon his acts
ing and honesty of purpose. The chief of
the leportorial si iff entered in tune to
answer the question, and upon a< know led* -
ing the responsibility of the article the local
elitor was assaulted and somewhat dis
figured. The minstrel man walked out
quietly and was not molested by the press
or police. The newspaper man !• a popular
citizen. He was not intentionally aggres
The Illinois Convention Assembles at>
PKoniA, 111, Oct. 11.—The Illinois Rive*
Improvement Convenlion met in this city
this morniug at 11 o'clock with 400 delegates
in attendance. They were mostly rroro
Illinois, but there were also goocfdelega
tions from Indiana and Kansas. Wisconsin,
California. Oregon and Tennessee ai~n
represented. Col. Isaac Taylor, Chairman
of the local Committee of Arrangements
called the convention to order and it we®
opened with prayer by lit. Rev John
Inm-aster Spalding, Catholic Bishop ol
Peoria. Gov. Oglesby was chosen temporary
chairman ami made an extended, foreibU
and interesting speech acknowleding th<
Burning of a Hotel
Philadelphia, Oct. 11.— The BrynMa
Hotel, n summer hotel at Bryn Mawr,
twelve mites west of Philadelphia, ww
burned early this morning. The loss on the
building is $300,000 and on the furniture,
carpets, etc., ?:tO.(XX). The building was in
sured for sbVi.IKX), of which 9?S,CCC is in
the Pennsylvania Railroad Insurance Fund.
The hotel was owned by the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company and was operated by the
Keystone Hotel Company, a corporation
run in the interest* and in the control oj
the railroad company.
Burned at Her Wharf.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 11.—The Clyde Lina
steamer George H. Stout, running between
Philadelphia, Norfolk and New Berne, N•
C., was burned at her wharf in New Berne
Sunday night. Her cargo consisted of
South-bound freight. The steamer had tw
tie sunk to extinguish the fire and her dams
age is estimated at from #12,000 to $15.00(*
The loss on the cargo is not given.
A Lighted Buoy Discarded.
Washington, Oct. 11.— The Lightbous*
Board gives notice that the lighted buoy off
Cape Charles, at the entrance of Che&r
peake bay, Va., has I k*uv discontinued.