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i ESTABLISHED I*3o. ) , ,J. H. ESTILL, Editor ond Proprietor j CLEVELAND IN SORROW. A JUDGE DIES ON THE REVIEWING STAND AT MEMPHIS. U Had Just Finished Delivering an Address of Welcome When He Was Overcome by the Heat-The Presi dent’s Close Call From Death at a Burning Trestle. Chicago, Oct. 15.—'The News special from Memphis, Tenn., says: “When the pilot train preceding the Presidential train arrived at the trestle between Bonnerville and Jonesboro, Ark., yesterday morning the engineer discovered that the trestle was on fire. He did not make the discovery until it was too late to stop the train before the engine had passed over the burning por tion. As soon as possible he backed the train off the trestle, and jumped down to examine the fire. He found that a section about ten feet square was in flames and that the fire had been started on the under side of the timbers. The engineer and all the rest of the trainmen, with the help of some of the passengers succeeded in putting out the fire, when it was discovered that the flame- had not eaten dangerously far into the wood and the tres tle was still safe for the passage of trains. Had the train been ten minutes later, how ever, there might have been another Chats worth horror to chronicle. The News' staff c orrespondent, who happened to be on the tram, made a careful examination of the burned timbers, which gave unmistakable evidence of an attempt at train wrecking. The fire was started on the under side of the cross t ies in such a manner that there can be no possible belief t hat sparks were the cause of it. Then too, the fire was cer tainly set to more than one tie at a time, for it could not have jumped from one to another without burning the sides of the timber more than it did. The conclusion is almost irresistible that somebody had ap plied a torch to at least eight or nine of the timbers.” AT MEMPHIS. Memphis, Oct. 15.—The managers of the Presidental reception are quite rhagrined over the little mishap of yesterday, and were in consultation Song after midnight with regard to the proceedings of to-day. This morning the committees were promptly on hand, but the late hours of last night caused a ielay in starting the procession of carriages, and again upset the committee’s arrange ments. No harm was done beyond the curtailment of the oppertuniry offered the President to see the town. Memphis is not vet a beautiful city. It bears too many of t be scars of the war and pestilence, but it is very busy one. Old time ante war archi lecture, showing small and rusty fronts, prevails largely, but in its main business thoroughfares structures of substantial appearance are show ing themselves, while the wharves and warehouses show the seething, pushing energy of its business men, and give promise of a “prosperous future. The procession, beaded by a band and military, moved I rom the” hotel before 10:15 o’clock. The ride through the town was full of interest. The decorations were probably more elaborate and more general than those of any place yet visited by the President, with the possible exception of Madison. What ever gay colors could do to make the occa sion a success was done. Twice along the line of march beautiful bouquets of flowers, in unique designs, were lowered into the President’s carriage. Twice as many people as ever were seen in the own were upon the streets, but rood order was preserved by mounted mar shals. A large handsomely dressed stand in the Court square was reached by the President about 10:30 o’clock and the for malities of the reception were begun. The formal speech of welcome was delivered by Judge H. T. Ellett, of the Chancery Court, a courtly gentleman of high local repute Min spoke both for Memphis and for the South. JUDGE KLLETT’S WELCOME. The following is Judge El left's speech. Ho extended, as a representative of the whole people of Memphis, a hearty welcome, and presented, not symbolically only, but in the most substantial and practical form, the Treedom of the city, lie said: Von have recently participated in the celebra tion of the 100th anniversary of th* formation ff constitution of the United States, and you have beheld multitudes,of our fellow-country man flocking from every direction to the spot "here that instrument was fashioned, and renewing their vows of fealty at the shrine of Hie grandest monument of human wisdom. Let me say. sir. that ihe Southern heart was in bill sympathy with that interesting occasion, and that nowhere all through this broad land will you And more loyalty to the constitution of lhe United States and to the government, cre ated by it than among the people of the South rn States. Differences of opinion as to its 1 ie theory and its proper construction in some points existed from its very creation, and con troversy has often been angry and hitter. One zrrat and important interest in the progress of things became sectionslized, and out of it. rose tlm question of constitutional interpretation " hich was regarded by the Southern |>eople * s so vital to their lights and interests that they committed their solution to the arbitration of *rms; but Mr. President, they have, bowed to the stern logic of events, and they have in a b ank and manly way, accepted the result of ine struggle and the final settlement of alt finest ions in dispute, and t hey have since labored with rare courage and cheerfulness to accom modate themselves to their new conditions, to reconstruct their broken fortunes, t<> contribute as far os pos sible to tho general prosperity and happiness " ’the whole country. As one practical result m < implished by the conflict the theory of the light of a State to withdraw from the Federal l ompact was overthrown, and the indestructi • 'ilit v of the American Union was established <*n n firmer foundation. The chief element of dis ro,,d has been removed forever, and though will continue to arise about which || IHn may differ, and differ earnestly, it is sett led ”**.Vr>nd that for all abuses nod grievances that may arise from the action [" the general government the remedy must hereafter be sought within Qie pale of the r.ion and under the forms of established law. 1 here is a distinguishing feature of this occa sion which Invests it with a peculiar interest. ii'Tetoforo Presidential progresses have usually .<>r n of a political character, and have [" ‘ MI without the grace and charm afforded by '•‘male presence and influence. In these re ► r"M is tho present event is exceptional. We J . , re j°i‘‘ r ‘ *hat you are accompanied ”• Mrs. Cleveland, and we are glad of 1A opportunity to lay at her feel ' J!* tribute of homage and admiration. To her "‘low countrywomen her presence is especially gratifying. They arc proud to have such a representative of their sex as Hie presiding of the Executive Mansion and at the head , ic'v at the national capital, and to know ' m the discharge of all her duties she iacon ► uintlv winning “golden opinions from all sorts "t peopk, ’’ On behalf of the ladies of Memphis, : you to present to her their cordial and re spectful salutation. CLEVELAND'S REPLY. I he President, replied as follows: I he city of Memphis represents neither anew r* Heinent nor a recent municipal creation. She "as a long history, full of vicissitudes and dia ■puraging incidents. Now the largest city in ennrss*‘. in its flrat growth was illustrated e universal push and activity of its people. 1 ' ave come from sight-seeing in the wonderful 'ost t* Ik* still surprised in the South- From marvelous growth J have come to sec not only -avvelousi growth, but astonishing recupera |r, r The active trade upon your streets and y° lir exchanges tells only a tale of one of the ikV'fw**’ cotton markets in the world, and of one Jt the most prosperous and flourishing cities of South. Scarcely a trace is seen or the trials (Elje Morning §ffetas. • v and discouragements through which it passed iu gaining its present position, and yet. when it had. in 186-.!. by steady growth reached a popu lation of 30,000. it was occupied by a military force, and for four years thereafter was held as a fortified camp. During this time the people were scattered, and its growth checked. When at the close of the war its citizens returned to their homes, they cour ageously set about repairing the damage of the war unci military occupation. Mthough within ten years thereafter twice has this city been af flicted with yellow fever, yet through these vis itations her jieople struggled on, determined to overcome them. In 1873, when once more ap ]>arently on the high road to permanent pros perity, this devoted city ax again visited by this dreadful scourge iu a more malignant form than over before. No one can wonder that in the dreaded presence of this dire calamity its suffering citizens fled for their lives. Of the population, which through all discouragements, had reached 10,000. about ii.OOO of these white, fully 3,000 died of the terrible epidemic in two and a half months. In this sombiv picture let us eootemplute a mo ment one bright spot lighted up by the spirit of brotherly love ami illuminated by the kindly sympathy of a generous nation. From all parts of the country, near and distant—from the North and from the South—came prompt and cheerful help, supplying needs and ulle' luting suffering. The whole people were touched by your suffer ing, and the noblest traits of our national char acter were quickened by your calamity. When the pestilence, exhausted by its virulence, abandoned the city, its people returned to find their flourishing business gone and the value of their property destroyed. With lmdiminished confidence in the future of their city they submitted to enormous taxation for the improvement of its sanitary condition and labored to regaiu their fortunes. They soon secured a system of sewerage that not only promised them protection against pesti lenee, but which became known throughout all the cities of the country for its completeness. Other extensive improvements were also made, and soon the citizens of Memphis again saw their city with wonderful strides pushing on to municipal greatness a: and prosperity. Her popu lation, as estimated. iu>w reaches more than 70,000 inhabitants. The merchants of Mem phis will have in their bands during f,ho current year more than 700.000 bales of cotton valued at $30,000,000. The annual product of her cotton seed mills is the largest in the world, and her hanking capital and business are iu keeping with her immense industries, while the value of real estate in the city has nearly or quite trebled since 1073. Thus have you conquered at last and overcome the ravages of war and pestilence. You may well forget all former afflictions in the growth and prosperity of the present, remembering only that in your direst extremity proof was giv en of the brother hood of American people. .The patriotic senti ment expressed on your behalf by your honored fellow-citizen in his address of welcome 1 am sure 1 may say will be gener ously responded to by your countrymen of the North. They want, I believe, rest from sec tional bitterness, and they know' that the des> tiny of our country is only to lie achieved by a true union and sentiment and feeling, as well as iu name. The business interests of our people are too alert and intelligent to be sacrificed or injured by selfish appeals to pas sion. w hich should be allayed. They only in sist that all the results of the arbitrament of arms, of which reference has beet] here made, shall be fully retained and enforced There floats past your city our nation’s great river, which you right fully regard as the most important factor in your present and future welfare, and which I believe is universally recognized as a proper oh ject of governmental protection and improve ment which to Memphis, and to every other city on its banks, improvement of this vast high way of commerce is so essential that they should be interested* in having this and other proper works of the same description consid ered upon their merits and freed from schemes, sometimes questionable in their eharacler. and often extravagant in their demands. I desire to return to the kind citizens of Memphis and its neighborhood my thanks for their cordial greeting, with a wish that hereafter nothing but, prosperity will follow their activity and enterprise. A DEATH ON THE STAND. A most unfortunate occurrence inter rupted the formalities of the occasion just as the President closed his remarks. Though the day was not uncomfortably warm the spot was an exposed one. and Judge Ellett, who stood for a time with his hat off as the President was speaking, sat down, and was soon overcome by heat. Dr. Bryant, of the Presidential party, took the direction of affairs, and remained with the unfortunate gentleman, while the President was escorted to the Cotton and Merchants’ Exchanges. Judge Ellett died five minutes after the President left the reviewing stand. When Judge Ellett sank into the chair in a faint ing condition some little confusion fol lowed. Dr. Bryant, assisted by Postmaster General Vilas and Col. Robert, D. Looney, caught him as he was in the act of falling to the platform. Several gentlemen of the entertainment committee, who were seated in close proximity, aided in the efforts that were being made to restore him to consciousness. Three or four of the ladies spread their fans and did all in their power to revive him. Water was thrown in his face and stimulants administered. l)r. Kennedy Jones came to the assistance of Dr. Bryant and the two worked with the prostrate and unconscious form, but with out avail. CLEVELAND SADDENED. President, Cleveland, who had just fin ished his address, stood looking at the efforts that were lining made to revive the vener able jurist with a sad and sympathetic countenance, while Mrs. Cleveland seemed deeply affected. The Presidential party had left the platform before Dr. Bryant sadly arose from over the body, and, turn ing to an acquaintance, remarked; “Let's join the President’s party.” In answer to an inquiry, “What is the matter with Judge Ellett;” Dr. Bryant re sponded: “He tainted and has not yet re covered consciousness.” This was said to dispel the shadow of gloom that might otherwise have been cast upon the festivities had the trim condition of the stricken man been known. The im mense multitude who witnessed the incident did not realize that death had come among them. The;, made a rush for the exposition building, where the reception was being held, leaving to a few friends of the Judge the sad duty of carrying his remains across the street, from where they were soon after wards taken to his home on Shelby street. The Presidential reception to the public in the hall of the Cotton Exchange was about one hour in length. The President and Mrs. Cleveland wore assisted by the Postmaster General and Mrs. Vilas. From the Exchango the members of the party were escorted to their train at the foot of Court street, and at 1 o’clock left for Nash ville. THE PRESIDENT NOTIFIED. Bartlett, Tenn., Oct. 15,— The Presi dential train was on time at Bartlett. The President was greatly shocked by the intel ligence of the death of Judge Ellett, whom he met for the first time yesterday. He ex presses the wannest sympathy for the bereaved family. Dr. Bryant says he found no signs of life when ho reached (he unfortunate man's side, but said nothing until he was relieved a few minutes later by two local physicians. To. those he said the Judge was dead. * GOT LEFT AT MKENZIE. Nashville, Oct, 15.—At McKenzie, Tenn., the President, Mrs. Cleveland and Postmaster General actually got left, the special train starting gaily off for Nash ville without them. It happened in this wise: The place is the crossing of the lines of two roads at right angles, and the pro posed route of the excursionists deflected from northeast to southeast. When the train came to a stop the Mayor boarded the President’s car and informed him that a platform had been erected close by the train, arid that 5,000 people were waiting to see and hear him. “1 will not talk,” said the President, but since you have made such preparations 1 will go out and shake hands with as manv as oossible. Have them Dftss SAVANNAH, GA„ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1887. quickly, for we have but a moment to stop.”' 1 hereupon President, Miss Cleveland and the Postmaster General alighted the crowd cheered and the artillery began its pound ing. The railroad people started the train ahead to run it around a “Y” and upon the other lines. The engines were changed and the general manager’s car, the second in stance since leaving Washington, was sand wiched between the engine and vestibule train with the general manager aboard. LEAVING THE PRESIDENT. The train came upon the side of the sta tion opposite that on which the travelers had alighted, and pulling slowly past, started on its way to Nashville. As it gathered headway. General Agent Baldwin, of the Pullman Company, hastily clambered over the dynamo and trunks in tho baggage room of the vestibule train and burst in upon the occupants of the alien ear with the query: "Where are you going 1” ’Going to Nashville," replied the manager of the railroad: “Going without the President Tasked Mr. Baldwin. “Why he's already,” said the railroad man, “I saw him as the train started.” “No, he’s not," answered Mr. Baldwin. “You have left him behind.” The rojie was pulled, and the train came to a stop about a mile from the station. The signal was given for backing up, but the grade was heavy and the locomotive light., and as often as the airbrakes released then hold the train forged ahead. After a delay of live or ten minutes the engineer pulled to the foot of the grade and a little distance beyond, where ho succeeded in getting back - ward motion enough to carry the train back to the station. The President came aboard laughing, hut remarked, with a good deal of emphasis, that he would not consent to leave the train except at places indicated in the programme of arrangements. “They were very good fellows there,” he said, “but the crowding was something tremendous.” Mrs. Cleve land graciously pretended to have enjoyed the experience, but there was an expression upon her face which indicated that she was heartily glad to find herself iu her own cozy parlor. Aside from this incident the afternoon ride was uneventful. At Brownsville, Milan and several other of the larger towns great crowds were collected to see the passing traiu, and the usual demonstrations were made. During the evening bonfires, illum inating Roman candles and artillery- salutes were seen and heard at many places along the line. At 1:15 o’clock the traiu reached Belle Meade, six miles from Nashville, where ex-Uongressman. now J udge Jackson, and his brother, Gen'. W. H. .Jackson, entered the President’s car, and welcomed the party. The President, Mrs. Cleveland and Col. Lamont entered the car riage of Gen Jackson, to become his guests until Monday morning, while Postmaster General and Mrs. Vilas, Dr. Bryant and Mr. Bissell accompanied the ex Senator. The other members of the party proceeded with tho train to Nashville, and werequar tered at the Maxwell House as the guests of the Nashville American. John H. Inman, of New York, the well known Southern financier, by invitation, joins tho Presidential party here. He will dine with them at Belle Meade to-morrow and remain with them until they arrive at Atlanta. TWO KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION. Kansas City, Oct. 15. —The Times' special from Mountain Grove, Mo., says great preparations were made y esterday morning to salute the President's train as it passed through at 7:10 o’clock. Just before the arrival of the train a fruit jar filled with powder exploded, fatally injuring two young men named Beckwith and Clark. The train did not stop, and the party passed on ignorant of the sad accident. CHARLESTON'S BURNED WIRES. The Absurd Rumors of an Earthquake Again Denied. Charleston, 8. C., Oct. 15.—A report was sent from AVashington this morning in timating that there bad been serious trouble at Charleston, and as a consequence dis patches have been arriving here all day, making inquiries as to the condition of the city, and whether there had been, as reported, another earthquake. All this trouble grew out of a small fire at a railroad cross ing about three miles from the city, which burned down some telegraph polos and cut iff communication with the city for several hours. The total loss by the fire did not ex ceed $3,500. Not, more than one man in 1,000 in this city knew that there had been a blaze. As for atmospheric and electrical disturb ances, there has been nothing of the kind hero to amount to anything since Aug. 31, 1830. The earth is more solid at Charleston than it was ever before and there has been no seismic disturbance of any kind what ever in the last two months. VATICAN AND QUIRINAL. The Pope Appoints a Commission to Look Into the Guarantees. Rome, Oct. 13.—The Pope lias appointed Cardinals Simeoni, Ramp.olla, Monaco and Vannutelli to examine the law of guaran tees with a view of ascertaining whether a modus vivendi between the Vatican and Quirinal can lie established. They are in structed to report what clauses the Pope should accept, what others lie modified, what conditions the Papal See should exact, and finally when the commission has settled upon the required modifications, whether it would tic expedient to negotiate with Italy. Cardinal Ramjxilla has issued a circular to the Nuncio’s abroad asking the views of the governments to which they are ac credited regarding the Pope’s letter upon the necessity of temporal power for the head of the church. France, Spain, Bel gium and Austria have declined to express their opinion on the subject. Fairchild Not Disconcerted. Washington, Oct. 15.— Secretary Fair child is not disturbed by the criticisms upon his action in increasing the maximum limits of deposits in government depositories tin der certain conditions. He says frankly that objections could be raised to any plan that could bo adopted to meet'the existing tendency to contraction, because the only unobjectional plan was to reduce taxation. That being beyond the power of the Secre tary of the Treasury, he must do the best he can until Congre*-, meets. There were more objections to doing nothing than to doing any one thing. Unionists Win at Queenstown. Queenstown, Oct. 15.—The election tor municipal offices was held to-day. The result caused general astonishment, five Unionists lieing elected by large majorities over five Nationalists and a staunch Con servative holding the heading poll by a vote of two to one. Birmingham’s Postmaster Resigns. Washington, Oct. 15. —The resignation of Henrv J. Winn, Postmaster at Birming ham, Ala., has been received at the Post Uffice Department. To Run Against J. J. Belden. Syracuse, N. A'., Get. 15.—Alexander H. Davis, of this city, was nominated for Congress by the Democrat* of the Twenty fifth district, in tHU city to da.*. FRANCE’S BIG SCANDAL. ALL EUROPE SPECULATING AS TO THE OUTCOME. Ferry’s Followers Set the Ball Rolling in an Attempt to Put Him in the Presidential Chair Differences of Opinion as to Whether Boulanger’s Goose is Cooked. (Copyright 1887 by the New York Associated Press.) Berlin, Oct. 15. —The French military scandal occupies the attention of both pub lic and official circles. It is impossible to deny that .the revelations gratify German sentiment toward France, chiefly liecaase of the disclosure of internal disorders and of corruption and discord 111 high places which helps to thwart Revanchist designs and even tend toward bating re ranch rancors. Gen. Boulanger’s convict is especially condemned by the whole press. His action is revolting to German ideas of army discipline, tho strictest subordination being required of all German officers from the highest to the lowest. Tho North German Gazette, commenting on the affair from an official point of view, declares that Gen. Boulanger’s open breach of discipline lias brought matters to an acute crurisJuid left Gen. Perron, War Min ister. no alternative but immediate punish ment of the offender. The National Gazette considers Gen. Bon lunger’s role play ed out, and says he must retire with the taint of the t 'affnrel affair about him. He may place his sword, it says, at tho disposal of a radical involution, hut it' he is no better statistician in the battle field than in party warfare his supjxictei-s have little to hope' from him. The Tagelblaat says: -‘According to Her man ideas it is inconceivable how such a man can continue for a moment to hold a responsible command in the army .” DUG HIS OWN GRAVE. The Vossirhe Zeitung says: “No ambi tious man ever before dug his own grave as Gen. Boulanger has done. His days of glory and hope are gone.” This consensus of newspaper opinion is not quite shared by official circles, where the resurgence of Geu. Boulanger as mili tary leader of Radicals and Revanchists is jn-edicted as the certain ultimate issue of the warfare of the parties. Gen. Boulanger's innocence of anything but indiscretion is accepted here as unassailable. Tho North German Gazette, expresses the distinctly official conception of the whole affair in saying events are proving clearly how great a part politics and party will play- in Gen. Caffarei's trial. The Gazette's suggestive remark is borne out by private advices from Paris that M. Ferry is the wire puller of all the revelations. The Fer ryists got hold of the facts involving Lien. Caffarel and Geu. Landau, and worked them up so as to implicate Gen. Boulanger and M. Wilson, and thus lead to the down fall of Gen. Boulanger, the resignation of President Grevy and the advent of M. Ferry. AVliile condemning the intrigue the Germans have confidence in t he prudence of M. Ferry’s foreign ]x>licy, and would wel come the return of a Ferry Minister. An inspired article in the I'nst refers to party cabals as repulsive and says serious results may he felt throughout Europe if the company of adventurers which, under the mask of radicalism, flatters the popular passions of the French, prove victorious. A COUPLE OF ADVENTURERS. Baron Kreitmayer, who is implicated in the affair, is a Bavarian. French papers allege that he is a German spy, blit, he is known to the German authorities as a French spy, and was tried in Munich in 1883 on a charge of treason and of beiug a spy in the French service. His accomplice was a Dutch journalist named Roeser, who styled himself Baron Graillet. Both were found guilty and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment. After serving their sen tences they were expelled from Germany. Krietmayer since then has lieen an adven ttirer in Paris. Another noteworthy aspect of German feeling is the tendency of sympathy for the French people. The Vossisclue Zeitung claims for the French as national qualities morality, sobriety and industry, and says it would lie unjust to hold them responsible for the vicious social excrescence. The re public, it says, born in the soil of the Em pire, has been obliged to live with moral plague inherited from the empire, but will yet find force within itself to get rid of these traces of imperial corruption. RUSSO-GERMAN BITTERNESS. Relations between Germany and Russia are becoming more embittered. No mask is now worn on either side. The press of St. Petersburg and Moscow is now- permit ted to indulge in its natural disposition to abuso Germany. The imperial press here is not backward in responding in kind. An article in the Krc.ilz Zeit ung candidly warns the Russians that the Germans may favor the restoration of the ancient kingdom of Poland, consisting of the present provinces of Russian Poland, and extending to the Black Sea, thus forming a bulwark between aggressive Czardom and the rest of Europe. The Kreus Zeitung contends that Prussian Poland will soon be Germanized while Russia has failed to Russianize her prov inces. The Poles, the Zeitung says, ought to look to the regeneration of their country in Russia, relying on the support of Ger many Diplomatic intercourse between the two governments is limited to unavoidable com munications, which are exchanged with frigid civilities. The Czar will return to St Petersburg on Out. 18, and will go thence to Moscow. Official expectance is that he will denounce the Berlin treaty, claiming en tire freedom on the part of Russia to take her own course. Coincident with proclaim ing the treaty abrogated the Russian gov ernment, it is thought, will endeavor to effect a treaty with the Forte resettling the Bulgarian-Roumolian a Hair, the alternative to the entente offered the Sultan lieing Russian occupation of Armenia. This scheme presumes that the Sultan will be left isolated if Russia is not assailed in the Balkans. It is believed the three powers alliance covers thiH contin gency. ITALY’S FOREIGN PORTFOLIO. Sig. Crlspi, carrying out his arrangement wdth Prince Bismarck, yesterday offered the foreign portfolio to Count Nigra, who is now Minister at Vienna. Count Nigra has been in active negotiations with Count Knlnoky to effect the alliance, and also an advocate of Prince Bismarck’s European and Zollverei pol icy, in forwarding which he has resumed negotiations for a commercial treaty be tween Italy and Austria-Hungary. Count Nigra is disinclined to accept the foreign portfolio, as he wants to remain at his post 5n Vienna, but he has not definitely refused the appointment. At a meeting of National Liberals at Gatlia it was decided to support the gov ernmentproject fVir five-year Parliaments. Deputy Prof. Meye* in an oration vaunted as a Bismarokian triumph the alliance with Italy and Austria. The attitude of the National Liberals confirms the government's determination to extend the durat ion of the Reichstag. Herr Bolttischer went yeaiernav to Freid- riehsruhe to discuss the five-year bill and also the aged and invalid workmen’s insur anee bill and other business of tho coming session. The latest official report concerning the Crown Prince, who is at Raueno, is to the effect that his voice is clear, and that he has perceptibly improved Since his stay there the congestion of his throat has be come very slight. Dr. Schrader, a German specialist who is attending tho Crown Prince, went to Baden Baden on Thursday to make a report to Emperor William. Ho stated that the recent, alarming reports greatly exaggerated the condition of the Prince. His voice is not restored, but is fuller, and bis utterance is easier since he left, Tablash. No dangerous developments are anticipated. He is taking bet ter care of himself. He does not go out in bad weather, but remains m his room, which have a southern ex posure. The whole v illage is heated with warm air. Those assurances do not calm the general uneasiness, however. The ore cautions announced as having been taken increase t he distrust, it being held that they show that the Prince is sensitive to the slightest changes in temperatime. A Nihilist, named Leon Jassevitch, has been arrested at Vienna. Russian agents at Paris warned tin- Aienua ntul Berlin police to watch the Nihilists, who, they supposed, had started to operate a plot in Moscow. Jassevitch was shadowed from Genoa, and arrested in A'ietuin when about to start for Copenhagen, where the Czar is at present v isiting the King of Denmark. It, is sur mised that, ho intended to attempt to assas sinate the Czar. He will be surrendered to the Russian authorities. letters from La Broffe and other refugees in Switzerland were found in his possession. LAST YEAR’S RATES RESTORED. Result of the Southern Railroad and Steamship Association’s Meeting. New York, Oct. 1.5. —The session of the Southern Railroad and Steamship Aasoeia tion at the Astor House closed to-day, re sulting in tho repeal of the present rates to Charleston, Savannah and Florida points, and the re-establishment of the tigures of last year. A passenger tariff and classification was also agreed upon. Among those attend ing the meeting were S. C. Boyleston, General Freight and Passenger Agent of the Florida Southern railroad: I. I). Hash agen, of the Savannah, Florida and Host ern railway: U. D Owens, of the Savan nah, Florida and Western railway; T. M. Emerson, General Freight and Fassenger Agent of the Atlantic Coast lino; Theo. G. Eger, Traffic Manager of the Clyde Steam ship Company; Henry R. Mallory, of Mal lory's Steamship line, and Gen. G. 51. Sor rel, General Manager of the Ocean Steam ship Company. SUNK BY A COLLISION. The Crew of the Lost Steamer Taken to Wilmington. AVTlmington, N. C., Oct. 15. —The steam ship Gulf Stream, C'apt. Pennington, which arrived here this morning from New York, when off Lillie Egg Harbor, aliout 3 o'clock last Thursday morning, collided with the steamer E. (Knight. Cant. Young, bound from Washington, D. (5, for New York, sinking the latter in about twenty minutes. The crew were taken off the sinking ves sel and brought to this port by the Gulf Stream, and will go to New York in that vessel, with tho exception of ('apt. Young, who leaves to-night for Washington, D. C. No lives were lost, and no person was in jured, and the Gulf Stream sustained no damage. B. & O.’S TRANSFER. The Telegraph Business Handed Over to the Western Union. Baltimore, 31n., Oct. 15.—A1l the details for tbetransferof the Baltimore and Ohio telegraph to the Western Union were completed this afternoon, and Mr. Garrett and his associates left for New York. The pay-roll of the operators was made up to 13 o’clock to-night and that of the other em ployes up to ti o’clock this evening and will lie paid bv the Baltimore and Ohio Company. At midnight all tho telegraph property of the Baltimore and Ohio Company passed into the possession of the Western Union Company, which will control it iu tho fu ture. The wires at least for the present will remain in the Baltimore and Ohio building. Texas’ Cotton Crop. Galveston, Oct. I.s. —The News prints a summary by counties of its returns during the past two weeks showing the condition of the Texas cotton crop. Twenty-six coun ties report the yield the same as last season; 18 counties report an increase of 31.31) per cent.: .84 counties report a larger crop with out figures; 3 counties report a small crop without figures. “The above averages,” says the Sews, “point to a Joss of about 7J per cent, in the crop as compared with last vear, independent of the increased acreage. Last year the crop was 1,345,185 bales.” A Mate’s Alleged Crime. Baltimore, Oct. 15.—The jury in the case of AA’alter J. Kilton, mate of the bark Rose 1 nnes. for felonious assault on Hen rietta S. Powell, aged 16, on July 4 last, was discharged to-day, having lieen unable to agree upon a verdict. This will involve another trial unless the State shall stop the case. The trial created much feeling here. Kilton resides in Maine and met tho young lady only the day before the alleged outrage was perpetrateo. Coming With Chamberlain. Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 15.—A letter has lieen received by AV. Smith, Deputy Minis ter of Marine, from -J. H. Bergne, C. M. G., Superintendent of the Territorial Depart ment in the Foreign Office at London, in forming him that he will proceed to AVash ington with Hon. Mr. Chamberlain as Secretary of the Fishery Commission, which will meet there next month. McDonough & Co.’s Kilns Burned. Surrencv, Ga., Oct. 15. —Fire broke out in the three large dry kilns of McDonough Cos. this morning at 9:30 o'clock. The kilns were full of lumber, all of which was consumed. The fire soon ignited some of the small houses that were near it, burning between twelve an I fifteen houses. The ios.-t is supposed to be between $6,000 and *B,OOO. Two More Deaths at Swinburne. New YORK, Oct. 15.—Two more deaths occurred from cholera on Swinburne Island last night among the Alesia's passengers. This brings the total deaths from the cholera up to date to twenty-eight since the Alesia left, Mediterranean ports. Hanging a Murderer. Dallas, Tex., Oct. 15.— Robert Giles (colored), was hanged yesterday afternoon for the murder of Albert AV'illiams also colored. Giles declared that he prayed daily for the jury to convict him. He con fessed his guilt on the scaffold. Geronimo Indicted for Murder. San Francisco, Oct. 15.—'The grand jury to-day found an indictment against the Apache chief, Oerouitno, on a charge of nmrder, and efforts will be made to have him brought back from 111* East for trial. FIRKIRUNS WITH THE WIND. A Suburb of Cincinnati Illumined by a Dlaatrous Blaze. Cincinnati, Oct. 15. —At 12:40 o'clock to day fire broke out in Crane A. I 'o.’supper sa w mill, in the eastern part of Fulton. A •strong wind was blowing from the river in the direction of the hills, which run par allel to the river and about a third of a mile distant from it.' At the foot of the hill is Eastern avenue, which runs parallel with the river. It was but a few minutes until everything between Eastern ave nue and the river, and be tween Bayou and Lumber streets, au area of about live acres, was a mass of flames. In this area was about 9,000,000 foot of hardwood Himber and about twenty dwellings, nearly all of wood, anil a Calho lie church, to say nothing of stables and other outhouses that abound in that part of the city. The wind pushed the flames from the river toward the frame houses on the hillside and scores were on Art', but citizens on house tops fought the flames out. Firebrands leaped clear over roofs and ig nited the grass on the bluff steps of the bill. 1 ’|> these grass steps the flame climbed and set fire to the splendid stable of Dr. E. Williams, the oouliht, forty feet above the level of the river, where the flames started. An engine was detached and sent to the hilltop to put the fire out, which it did. Fortunately the wind chanced and blew toward the river, and aided the lireinen, who were all the while greatly embarrassed by a scarcity of water, owing to the inadequacy of the pipes laid by trie water works department. The tire, during its progress, caused a panic in that part of the city when at. Ils worst. A great many dwellings burned were the homes of poor men and their worldly all, and but few of them wore insured. About twenty dwellings and tenements were de stroyed. The total loss is about $140,000. Many persons are homeless. ROBBERS IN A STORE. They Secure $ 100 In Goods and Money Hit With a Brick. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 15.-—S. F. Shads’ stoiw at I>aVilla was entered and robbed of about SIOO in goods and money last night. Tire proprietor was absent from town on an opossum hunt. Three lunatics, Mrs. Irene Gibson, George Kane and Sarah Blija, the latter a negress, are here awaiting tiie arrival of a guard from Chattahoochee. "York’’ Williams, the negro porter at Benjamin L. Hughes’ drug store, was brick batted to-night by his roommate, John S. Walker, alias Bubby Adams, and now lies in a precarious condition. A quarrel en sued over a pair of shoes that Williams wanted to self. The sharp edge of the brick nearly severed WjUiams’ right ear and fractured bis skull at the base. The doctor says the injury is severe, and there is a probability of his dying. The assailant has not been arrested yet. FIRE AND SUICIDE. Heavy Louses at Lancaster-A Girl’a Dose of Rough on Rats. Augusta, Ga., Oct. 15—Fire at Ijinoas ter, S. < ~ to-day destroyed the railroad depot, between 150 and 200 bales of cotton, two warehouses and a large quantity of general merchandise. The loss is about $15,000 and will fall principally upon the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. The property is only partially insured Miss I/Ot.tie Shaw, aged 20, a respectable farmer's daughter, of York county, South Carolina, ran away from home yesterday and weut to a neighbor’s house. Her parents brought her back this morning and she soon afterward swallowed half the con tents of a box of “Rough on Rats.” Khe is dead. The cause of the suicide is not known. An Insignificant Fire. Macon, Oct. 15.—This morning, about fi o’clock, an alarm of fire was sounded,caused by the burning of a two-room house, occu pied by negroes, in the alley of the City Hall. But for the prompt response and as sistance of the fire department, the result might have lieen much more serious. The fire originated in the room of a negro wo man named Texas Gordon, who cooks for Sir. Kalder, and had gone to work at the time, leaving her sister in bed asleep, and a negro child, 4 years old, sitting before the fireplace, where a fire was burning. Sus pended from the edge of the mantelpiece was a quantity of newspapers. A number of towels were also hanging near the fire, drying. By some accident the towels and paper caught fire, and it communicated to the house. Twice Loser by Fire. MIDVILLK, GA.,Oct. 15. —Allen W. Jones, one of Burke county’s largest planters, lost his gin house and five bales o'f cotton yes terday, and had seven tenant houses burned to-day. The loss is $1,500, with no insur ance. A blind negro woman was badly burned. The fire was caused by sparks. Pensacola’s Theatre Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 15.—W. W. Pot ter, manager of the Opera House in this city, opened the theatrical season to-day with the Collin Opera Company, which will give three performances. The first was largely attended. A Railroad Agent Missing. Ten.nillk, Ga., Oct. 15. — P. V. Kent, agent of the railroad company at Wrighte ville, is missing, and his bondsmen are very anxious as to bis whereabouts. RACING AT JEROME PARK. The Last Day of the Season Marked by Considerable Excitement. New York, Oct. 15.—The autumn meet ing at Jerome Park closed to-day and with it the legitimate racing season in the State of New York. The weather was very good and the attendance heavy. Two favoriteg won, and backers went home happy. Fol lowing is a summary: First Race- Seven furlongs Mamie Hunt won, with Harry Russel second and Rosalind third. Time LSI. Second Race Three quarter* of a mile George Oyster won. with Theorsa second and Speedwell third. Time 1:171a Third Race—One mile and a furlong. Lag gard won. with Richmond second and King of Norfolk third. Time l:sSkj, Fourth Race-One mile and a half. Linden won, with Volante second and Lelogos third. Time T Fifth Race Three quarters of a mile, l’hil I<ec won. with Choctaw second and Miss Mouse third. Time 1:1714- Riders of Choctaw ami Miss Mouse made complaint against Phil Lee of swerving on (he stretch, but the objections were not allow ed. Sixth Race—Over the full course. Jnstiu Mack won, with Retribution second and John Henry third. No time was taken. Sam Emery fell and hurt his leg. His rider hurt his shoul der. Mutuals paid slls 55. The carrying capacity of a railway car of ton tons has been figured on by somebody who gives this as a result: Wheat, 340 bushels; corn, 400 bushels; potatoes, LiO bushels; apples, 370 bushels; oats, 580 bush els; lumber, 0,000 feet; butter, 20,000 pounds; flour, I*o barrels: whisky, 00 bar- j rels; wood, 6 cords; cattle, 18 to 20 head, ! hogs. 50 to 60 head and sheen. 80 to 100 PRICE gtlO A 5 EAR i I 5 CENTS A COPY. ( FLORIDA’S FEVER FIGHT. THE DISEASE APPARENTLY NOT GAINING GROUND. An Explanation of the System by Which the Mails are Prevented From Becoming h Source for Spreading the Disease--Satisfactory Reports From the Quarantine Stations. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 15.—-Rabbi Kaiser, at the Jewish synogogue last night offered up special prayers for the afflicted cities and distressed people of the State No meeting of tho Health Board was held this morning as no quorum could be ob tained. But President Mitchell and Mr. Kennedy wore on hand and transacted a good deal of important business. B M. Turner, the Railway Mail Service Superin tendent, appeared before them and mad* his suggestion regarding the mails during the present troubles. Tho following tele gram was read by President Mitchell: Sanford. Fla., Oct. 15,1857. 7V> B. M. Turner: Tampa mails will be delivered in the tnqnunt as directed. Do you Include incoming anil out going Key West and Havana mails oil steamer days, or shall we receive end deliver them sep araic and afiert from Tampa mails as we agreed to. Auswer. B. R Swoops, Supt. South Florida R R Mr.Turner,fully explained regarding these mails and on consultation w ith Dr. Horl bock of Charleston, the following rule* were agreed to: The Tampa mails ar* brought on a special tram to (he fumigat ing station near Kellner. The Tampi postal clerk takes out his mail, places it in the fumigating apparatus, starts the fire and then goes hack to Tampa. Th* Jacksonville clerk then goes down front Lakeland and takes the fumigated mail. Thus there is no inter course between them, save that for regis tered mail. The Tampa man signs n.s name in a book that is tossed him and thru throws the book back. A sealed car goes down with the foreign mail, arriving there jilfct in time to catch the steamer. Steamer men handle the mails and the car is re locked with the fumigated mails that come by steamer, and tho car comes out. the de tention in Tarn|a not having been more than fifteen minutes. No night mails aiw carried in nor are any delivered, as Tampa physicians have given orders for every body to Vie in doors after night fall. The PuJntkn mails are to be fully fumi gated, and none are allowed to go out till this is done. The postal clerks on the Florida Southern do not now go into Pa latka. Tho mails are sent from here on th Florida Railway and Navigation Company's road to Gainesville, and by the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West railway south They strike the Florida Southern at Rochelle. SATISFACTORY REPORTS. The reports from all the quarantine sta tions are of the most satisfactory character. Mayor Holt, of Orange Park, came In to see Dr. Mitchell regarding the quarantine of that place. He desired to co-operate with Duval county’s Board,but thought, sus pects should not tie put off there, as they had no regular physician there. Over a dozen telegrams were received this morning, asking it yellow fever had appeared In this city. Dr. Mitchell wiped nil that such reports were false in every respect. The morning News will be kept informed of the true state of affairs all the while. . The city’s health is exceedingly good, and the city health department active and fully aware of its duties. The streets and prem ises throughout tho city are clean and in, good sanitary condiL 'j. The quarantine is very strict and no refugees can pass by here or obtain entrance into this oity. Who ever starts any such sensational reports will he severely dealt with if the authentic* catch him. Dr. H. B. Horlbeck, Charleston's health officer, and Superintendent Turner, left to day, the former for home and tho latter for Atlanta. The doctor commended the work done by the State Board, und says he thinks Dr. Wvlly deserves credit for his work in South Florida.. Dr. Mitchell and the board are greatly pleased at tho action of the Savannah board in leaving matters to them,and Dr. Mitchell assured the News correspondent that they would guard Savannah as woll as them selves. They are doing their work in a most perfect manner. CERTIFICATE CROOKEDNESS. John Dineen was arrested and sent to quarantine to-night. His certificate claimed three years’ residence in Jacksonville and eight days from Tantpa. Dr. Mitchell was greatly Incensed at such careless issuingof certificates, and issued the following: ,I Dr. Mitchell, President of the Board of Health, believes that certificates have been issued when the conditions requisite for the is suance of the same have been wanting. A certificate sliall lie grant ed only upon positive knowledge that admits of no doubt. He wishes it dis tinctly understood that if any offleor issues a certificate fraudulently, and such fraud is detected, :aich officer will be prueeoutad to the extent of the law.” All suapects on the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West railroad will hereafter V* rut off at West Tocoi, instead of Orange Park, and the Clay county officers hav* wired of tlieir hearty co-operation. St. Au gustine officials wire that th< ir city is in good sanitary condition. The latest news from I’alatka is favorable to the early rais ing of the quarantine. There are no suspi cious cases in the place, and the prompt aq| tion of the health officors has removed all danger. There wore three new cases at Tampa to day atnl two deaths. The weather ia un favorable but the outlook is encouraging. A STATEMENT SENT OUT. The following has been sent out by the Board of Health: In order to correct jtho erroneous impression, born of highly sensa tional reports regarding the sanitary condi tion of Hast Florida, the board makes t.b following authoritative statement: Although there has been one sporadic case of yellow fever in Palatka, in the person of a Tampa refugee, there is no occasion for alarm. Such an event was to he ex pectod. The Palatka authorities by prompt, and vigorous action have reduced the possi bility of the extension of the disease to a minimum. The city is rigidly quar antined In every direction. Duval county is all guarded, thereby protecting West Kiorida and Georgia. Jacksonville is In excellent sanitary condition and as healthful as ever before at, this season of the year. There is not, nor has there been, • case of yellow fever in Du: al county. Neal Mitchell, M. D., President Duval County Board of Health. ONE DEATH AND FOUR NEW CASES. Tampa, Fla.. Oct. 15.—Mrs. R. S. War nar’s was the only death to-day. Four new cases have been rtqiortod in the last twenty four hours. The situation is more hopeful. A building for a hospital has been secured. Drs. Porter, of Key West, and Killmer, of Orlando, are rendering valuable assistance to the homo physicians, and President In graham. of tho South Florida railway, is untiring in his efforts to pi omote unity of action between the citizens and Board of Health. No request, for advice or assist ance goes unheeded. John R. Fish, liis authorized representative, lakes the lead in eve'.-vthine- that will itrotMoie harmonw