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, ESTABLISHED 1850. I
) .1. 11. EBTILL, Editor and Proprietor. |
the president spends the day
AT THE GROUNDS.
Henry W. Grady Delivered the Ad
dress of Welcome —Gov. Gordon
Compelled to Respond to the Calls
of the Multitude—A Public Reception
Within the Exposition Enclosure.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18.—This morning
dawned cloudy, showing a possibility of
rain. Trains are still arriving with thous
ands of strangers, yet it is intimated that
(i.iKH) or 7,000 of those here last night failed
to find beds. The corridors and stairs of
the Kimball House, where the President is
quartered, had the appearance of a hastily
made bivouac. Sleeping forms were lying
in all directions upon the floor and stairs.
Atlanta is a prohibition town, and, despite
the crowd and enthusiasm, there is very
little drunkenness. The Presidential party
did not retire until 2 o’clock this morn
ing, it having been found impossible
to get their baggage through the crowds
and to their rooms earlier. Asa consequence
they breakfasted late this morning. At 11
o'clock President Collier and Vice President
Grady called at the President’s room and
escorted President and Mrs. Cleveland and
Postmaster General Vilas to the capitol,
where they entered the Governor’s room,
and were received by Gov. Gordon. The vis
iting Governors, the Supreme Court of
the State, members of the Governor’s staff,
the United States officials, municipal au
thorities and members of the Legislature
were presented to the city’s guests.
AT THE PIEDMONT.
This ceremonial over, the distinguished
visitors, escorted by Gov. Gordon, Senators
Brown and Colquitt, and accompanied by
the visiting Governors and many other
people of distinction, proceeded to Piedmont
Park, which is the exposition grourois. The
national salute was flrod as the procession
entered the gates of the enclosure and pro
ceeded to the speakers’ stand. The formal
ities of the welcome to the President liegan
with prayer by Rev. Dr. Bartlett, of the
Presbyterian church, after which H. W.
Grady, Vice President of the Exposition, in
a brief but eloquent speech, extended a
wolcome to the President. He said:
Ladies and my countrymen: l shall have the
honor of presenting to you to-day the greatest
ruler on this earth. No King or Emperar or
Czar holds a place with the President of tho
American republic. The right of inhoritenee
eannotconfer nor bold usurpation win an equal
honor to that conferred upon him to whom, by
ihe peaceful and unchallenged suffrage of
this people, their highest commission has been
given. It is the most sacred political trust that
can he confided to mortal stewardship. Our
pride and pleasure, sir, in welcoming you to-day
is emphasized by the knowledge that you have
held the high commission with simple dignity
and sincerity, and that you. have honored this
high office witli a strong and stainless adminis
tration. As for this exposition, it is enough
to say that a lawsuit is now pending
for the growing cotton crop of this
season that seventy days ago was supplanted
in this field by these buildings. This exposition
is an evidence of the growth and prosperity' of
the Piedmont section, and crude as it is, it is
evidence of the rehabilitation of ail our indus
trial record. Much of this is due to confidence
begotten by your election, and justified by your
administration. I can promise you. sir, in the
name of these good people a privilege to-day
that even a President may esteem, the right to
look into the faces and hear the cordial welcome
of more Southerners than any living man has
ever seen assembled. My countrymen, I pre
sent to you, your President.
The President replied as follows:
When in 1843 a convention was held at Mem
phis, in the State of Tennessee, having for its
object the development of the resources of the
Eastern and Soutuern States, one of the most
prominent and far-seeing statesmen of the eoun*
try foretold the importance of a point in
DeKalb county, in the State of Georgia, called
Atlanta, not far from the village or Decatur.
This place was then properly called a point, for
Atlanta was merely a name given to a Railroad
station here, having no fair pretension to being
either a village or city. It was two years after
this that the name was adopted by the people
of the little village of Marthasville, when they
proudly acquired a city charter, experiencing
all the incidents and struggles common to
municipal grow th. It had in 1881 a population of
about 18,000. Soon thereafter the thunders of
war sounded all about her, and a besieged army
occupied her street* and business places. Her
buildings and property were destroyed by both
armies, besieged and besiegers, to such an ex
tent that when the inhabitants, in December
1864, returned to the city from which they had
been driven, they found their homes
wrecked and burned, and their city
a sceue of charred and desolate ruin.
Thus it is that Atlanta of to day may well be
said to date from 1886. 1 have lately seen evi
dences of the activity and perseverance of the
people of the United States in the creation of
prosperous and bustling cities and in overcom
ing difficulties that are inseparable from new
settlements and the growth of new cities, but
It seems to me an element of heroism is
added by the people who view without
despair the destruction of all they have
wrought, who begin again to build up
their waste places and who, in spite of
greatest discouragements, evince a determina
tion to reach their destiny. In twenty-two years
a second Atlanta has been built incomparably
larger, more prosperous and fairer than the pe
st royed Atlanta. Her place is first among the
cities of the great State: her constantly increas
ing business, and her large manufacturing in
terests, are evidences of the courage and enter
prise of her people. They may wcfl be proud of
ihe work of their hands, nor shall the glory of
their achievements be left to their
sole gratification. All their countrymen
may congratulate themselves. What has
here been done, is the result of Amer
ican courage and American enterprise.
Surely nothing should stand in the way of such
congratulations, and the citizen, who, seeing
those additions to the wealth and progress of
the nation, can not now from his heart proudly
fay of the people who have restored Atlanta,
“These are my countrymen,” forgets his fealty
to American citizenship. The efforts of Atlanta
in the direction of an improved condition
of trade and business have not been selfish,
and circumscribed. The International Cotton
ExiKjsition of 1881 and the National Commercial
Convention of 1885, both important events,
which originated with her people and were held
here, were of great direct advantage to a large
■action and of great benefit to the entire coun
try. To-day Atlanta holds another exposition
to which the people of Georgia and neighboring
states are invited here to display their products
and their manufactures and give proof of
their resources. The occasion cannot
tail to lead to the best results.
Every man at all concerned in what is here ex
hibited will return to his home with new plans
and purposes which will result in Ids increased
prosperity, and the aggregate of this will make
a rich and prosperous neighborhood. Its con
tagion makes a rich and prosperous State. We
°'fcn hear of a State noted for its excellent
products. This is not always the result of for
tuity of soil, or its adaptability, but often of
1,1,1 enterprise of its people in inaugurating
B,, ch an exposition as this, where they may
* n* 1 and take counsel and learn of each other.
All of Georgia's neighboring States still feel the
impulse of the Cotton Exposition of 1881, and
t.’n* Commercial Convention of ami I trust
Dat the Piedmont exhibition may prove of as
K ,v ®t beueflt as these to the material welfare of
tnr large section of country which baa con
tributed to its success.
CALLS FOR GORDON.
At the conclusion of the President’s speech
repeated calls were made for Gov. Gordon.
Ju response the Governor arose and proposed
three cheers for Mi's. Clove.and, which
were given with wild enthusiasm. The
Multitude were determined, however, to
* lear a speech from the Governor, and in re
sponse to prolonged calls he came forward
Q od said:
Fellow-Countrymbn: I will do nothing
More than join you in the loud acclaim that
tremble* upon this Rout hern air. and thrills our
very being in welcome to the Democratic Pres
ident. [Prolonged and enthusiastic cheers.]
1 join each and all of you in the proclamation
which your hearts utter, that we have ill our
midst a man of destiny, without a Waterloo in
past or future. [Great cheering.J
Now I wish to make the announcement that
the President and his party are to he here at
2 o’clock, when the President will hold a recep
tion here, and I know you will all be glad to
IN MACHINERY HALL.
From the speaking stand the Presidential
party were conducted to Machinery Hall,
in which they taried nearly half an hour.
They paid special attention to the displays
from tne different counties, both in Georgia
and Alabama, so arranged as to show in
group the chief material resources of the
region and the localities which sent
them. It was proposed to take them
thence to the main building of the exposi
tion, but the crowd was fairly impenetrable
and tho purpose was abandoned. The public
reception at the exposition ground was a
pleasimt affair of its kind, no attempt being
made to shake the hands of the passersby,
and the whole proceeding being over In
three-quarters of an hour. This ended the
proceedings at the fair grounds, whence the
visitors were conducted to the club house of
the Gentlemen’s Driving Club, where an
elegant cold lunch was served under the
supervision of tho wives of the club mem
bers. From this point the party
went to their rooms at the hotel,
and remained there until 4 o’clock. The
gentlemen of the party dined with Gov.
Gordon this evening. Among the guests
invited to meet them were Gov. Perry, of
Florida; Gov. Richardson, of South Caro
lina; Senators Brown and Colquitt; Gen.
Jackson, of Louisville; President Davidson
of the Georgia Senate, Speaker Little of the
House of Representatives, Gen. Pierce M.
B. Young, and Henry W. Grady.
MRS. CLEVELAND DINED.
At the samo hour Mrs. Cleveland and
Mrs. Vilas were entertained at dinner by
Mrs. R. H. Porter, some of the first society
1 alics of Atlanta being invited to meet
them. After dinner they received a large
number of ladies of Atlanta at the
Porter mansion. This evening tho
entire party attended a card recep
tion by the Capital City Club from 9 till
12 o’clock. About 900 invitations were
isssued. President and Mrs. Cleveland
speak of their reception and experience of
to-day in terms of warm compliment to the
people of Atlanta, and to those who have
had them more particularly in charge.
From their starting out this morning till
midnight they have been the recipients of
an ovation, the equal of which rarely falls
to the lot f mortals. Here in
the heart of* the region where
few or none ever now venture
to speak of the lost cause with disrespect,
they have seen no diminution of the enthu
siasm as compared with that of the always
loyal Northwest, while as regards personal
courtesies and hospitalities they have learned
by experience that the high reputation < *
the Southerners is not unfounded. Their
carriage, drawn by six high-stepping grays,
was a bed of luxuriant flowers, relieved
by evergreen wreaths and delicate
floral devices in colei's. The recep
tion of the State officials and
Legislature at the capitol was a well man
aged affair. The introductions were made
by Gov. Gordon, while Mrs. Gordon sup
ported Mrs. Cleveland at her left, and a
great number of “people of distinction were
in attendance The whole was under the
management of the Governor’s staff. The
club reception of this evening was attended
by every stranger of distinction in tho city.
* THE OVERCROWDED CITY.
Notwithstanding, however, the pleasant
experiences of President and Mrs. Cleve
land, there are indications on every hand
that Atlanta has undertaken more than she
can creditably carry out. A bed to-night
is worth a Prince’s ransom, and many a
man and woman accustomed to all the luxu
ries of life finds it difficult to meet the de
mands of present hunger. Even some
of the invited guests from other
States have remained uncared for until
taken in charge by chance passengers. A
local paper is authority for the statement
that a Confederate flag is among the decora
tions of the town. It says: “At No. 12
Wheat street floats once more to the
breezes the red, white and red, with thirteen
stars, that emblem of the dead Confederacy.
Some kind hand deeoratod a picture of the
great chieftain, Jefferson Davis, with
Confederate colors. Old soldiers, when they
pass by, take off their hats, and in their
hearts all Southerners do him reverence.”
Last night, not long after the arrival of
the President at his rooms iu the hotel, a
ferocious personage approached the door,
and being denied admission by the sentinels
placed there by the Governor’s order, said,
in a tone apparently intended to lie
heard by the President' “I wish
you would inform Mr. Cleveland
that if Georgians are to be barred out from
shaking hands with the President of the
United States by sabres at his chamber, by
—, sir, he hail better go back to Washing
ton. Jeff Davis will be here next week, and
there’ll he no sabres between him and the
gentlemen of Georgia.” If an affront was
intended the purpose failed, for the President
did not hear it. The matter has got abroad
to-nigbt, and the utterance is condemned as
that of a man who was momentarily irre
sponsible. Minister Lawton has telegraphed
the President to-day from Vienna as fol
lows: “From this distance I welcome you
SAVANNAH’S MILITARY EN ROUTE.
Millen, Ga., Oct. 18. —The special train
conveying the military from Savannah to
Atlanta, has progressed so far without acci
dent to either men or train. The informa
tion that tile First regiment was en route
has preceded tho train; and it is met by a
crowd of people at each station, who wel
come it with cheers. The band responds to
the welcome, and the noiso of the train is
drowned in cheers ns it pulls out. CoL
Mercer has just made the grand rounds and
inspected the quarters. In tho first car, the
band is at work at the butt of its horns, and
each company has its full corps of
singers aboard and all are at work. The
regiment is honored by the presence of a
first cousin of His Excellency President
Cleveland. Mi's. C. H. Carson, of Savan
nah, who is Mr. Cleveland’s cousin, is oil
board, going to Atlanta to meet him.
AUGUSTA’S MILITARY EN ROUTE.
Augusta, GA..Oct. IS.— A large numtwr
of military and an enormous crowd of citi
zens left for Atlanta to-night. The Rich
mond Hussars, the Edgefield Hussars, the
Clinch Rifles and the Clark Light Infantry
were brilliant in their uniforms, and filled
several oars. Many telegrams were received
in the city to-Uaiy from Atlanta warning
the people to stay at home. One of these
read: “Nothing to eat, nothing to drink
and no place to sleep.” Those warnings
kept many from going to see the President.
The city is remarkably quiet to-night and
the streets look deserted. Everybody has
gone to Atlanta.
A NEW ORLEANS DELEGATION.
New Orleans, Oct. 18.—A delegation of
prominent citizens, including members of
tho Board of Trade, of various commercial
exchanges and of social clubs, and Federal,
Htatc and city officials, will leave here on
Wednesday evening in a special
car, uniquelv decorated with Louisiana
products, tor Montgomery for the
purpose of payiug their respects to Pres
uient and Mrs. Cleveland, and renewing the
invitation for them to visit New Orleans.
The committee will bpoud Thursdnv in
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1887.
Montgomery, mid hope to bring the Presi
dent and his wife back with them.
SSO FINE FOR THE PANCAKE TII ROWER.
St. Louis, Oct. 18.—Mrs. Annie Lachs,
the woman who threw the pancake into the
lap of Mrs. Cleveland the day the Presi
dential party were at the Fair grounds in
this city, was fined SSO in the police court
to-day. The woman disclaimed any disre
spect for Mrs. Cleveland, and said she throw
tne cake in a spirit of fun, but the testimony
was against her, and the court thought the
fun worth SSO. The woman took an appeal.
ALL LYNCHED BUT TWO.
The Avengers of Rev. Ryan Still on
Charleston, W. Va., Oct. 18.—News
was brought here this morning that Dan
Cunningham, the Eureka detective who
stands charged with having been the insti
gator of the robbery of Rev. Mr. Ryan and
others in Roane and Jackson counties, was
caught yesterday and lynched last
night. The rumor seems to have founda
tion, from what the Associated Press corre
spondent can learn. It is certain that there
were only seven engaged in tho murder and
robbery of Rev. Mr. Ryan. Of this number
tile vigilantes have disposed of Coon, George
Duff, Jr., Bob Duff and Drake. The two
Duffs, Cortn and Drake confessed and said
that Cunningham and his nephew were the
two not caught. All the nrrests made by
the vigilantes were upon warrauts.
Bob Duff, just before his death
begged that Drake should not be harmed,
as he was forced by Coon to go with them.
The excitement still runs high, and it is
evident that others will be arrested. When
Bob Duff was shot one of the vigilantes
went to his body and cut his throat saying.
“This is in remembrance of the young lady
school teacher you killed for her money.”
It appeared that a lady school teacher was
killed for her money in the upper part of
Roane county some months ago, and a
warrant was out for Bob Duff charging him
with the crime.
RELEASED ON BAIL.
The Supreme Court’s Action in the
Cases from Virginia.
Washington, Oct. 18.— In tho United
States Supreme Court to-day Chief Justice
Waite annouiued that the argument upon
the questions raised by the habeas corpus
cases of Attorney General Ayres and other
imprisoned State officers of Virginia will
be set down for the second Monday in No
vember, and that meanwhile the prisoners
will be set at liberty on their own recogni
zances in the sum of SI,OOO each to answer
the summons of this court when their
presence shall lie required. In explanation
of this decision the Chief Justice stated
that the prisoners were public officers
charged with public duties, and the pre
sumption was that they were actuated in
this proceeding by a desiro to obtain a de
cision upon the questiohs at issue aud not
to manifest contempt for the court below.
The Chief Justice added in response to in
quiry that the court would hear argument
from two counsel on each side.
MORE CHOLERA OFF GOTHAM.
A Sister Ship to the Alesia Sent to the
New York, Oct. 18.—The French steam
ship Britannia, which arrived here on Oct.
13 from Marseilles and Naples, and has been
held by the health officers at tho upper
quarantine for observation, was this morn
ing sent down to the lower quarantine, four
cases of cholera having been found alxiard
of her. The Britannia is the sister ship to
tho Alesia, which brought cholera here some
Health Officer Smith told a reporter this
afternoon that there was no cholera aboard
the Britannia. He caused her removal to
the lower quarantine station this morning
because friends of the passengei's on board
were flocking about trying to get them
ashore. On the other hand, boatmen who
earn a living about the upper quarantine,
say that four cases of cholera have devel
oped aboard the Britannia. They bint that
Officer Smith is trying to keep the facts
from the press and public.
AN EPISCOPAL CONGRESS.
The Eleventh Annual Session in Prog
ress at Louisville.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18.—The eleventh
annual session of the Congress of the
Protestant Episcopal Church of tho United
States opened this morning at Christ
church, in this city, with the celebration of
tho holy communion. This was followed
by a sermon by the Right Rev. George
William Peterkin, D. D., Bishop ot West
Virginia. The services were impressive.
They occupied much time, and it was 12:30
o’clock before Bishop Peterkin began his
address. He was followed in the afternoon
by Bishop Dudley, who delivered the in
A NEWSPAPER BURNED OUT.
The Total Loss Estimated at $20,000
and the Insurance at $ 12,. 00.
Little Rock. Ark, Oct. 18.—A few mo
ments jiast 11 o’clock last night fire was dis
covered in the press room in the rear of tho
Evening Democrat building, causisi by the
accidental overturning of a coal oil lamp.
The flames spread rapidly, and while the
bare walls of the tenement occupied by the
Democrat will be left almost entire, the
contents of the building will prove a total
loss. The material of the newspaper and
job office plant, worth SIO,OOO, were owned
by Mitchell <fe Bettis. The building be
longs to James Mitchell. The estimated
loss ou the building and material is $20,000.
The insurance is $ 12,000.
Washington, Oct. 18.—A convention of
representatives of the agricultural colleges
and experimental stations of several States
met this morning in the Library of tho De
jikrtmeut of Agriculture. Tho call for the
convention was made by President George
W. Atherton, of tho State College of Penn
sylvania, for the purposeof affording an op
portunity for full consultation as to the best
methods of fulfilling the requirements of
the Hatch bill passed at the last session of
Congress, ami for the discussion of practical
questions for the establishment of agricul
tural experiment stations.
Died on a Sleeper.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 18.—C. W.
Hurley, said to Iwjthe editor of the Houston,
Tex., Daily Pont, died on a Louisville and
Nashville train enroute to this city from
Cincinnati last night about twenty mile*
from Louisville. His death resulted from
violent hemorrhage. He was .returning
from a business trip, and was in the Texas
sleeper at the time of his death.
Dry Good Dealers Assign.
Nashville, Tenx., Oct. 18. -Timothy
Bro’s dry goods dealers, to-day made an as
signment. Their liabilities are about $200,-
A Red Buoy Missing.
Charleston, S. C., Oct. 18.—The inner
ml buoy on tho south bar of Charlestoa
harbor is missina'-
MORE HOPE IN FLORIDA.
A PAUSE IN THE ONWARD MARCH
OF THE FEVER.
Only One Death and but Three New
Cases Reported at Tampa Yesterday
Everything Quiet Along the St.
John’s— A Visit to the Quarantine
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 18. —John Sorrenson’s
was the only death, and but three cases of a
very mild type have developed in the last
twenty-four hours. The city authorities
have put twenty-five men to work cleaning
up the streets. Experienced fever nurses
are badly needed. The Key West, nurses
are working faithfully. The outloojj is
Dr. Weedon and Dr. McArthur are doing
well. The weather is bright and the worst
is believed to be over. The Executive Com
mittee of Council has ordered a thorough
cleaning up. The hospital will be completed
to-morrow, and the aspect is more hopeful.
ALL SERENE AT JACKSONVILLE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 18.—As M. L.
Ilarbridge is on the Coroner's jury investi
gating the fatal shooting of Mac Williams
last night, nothing but a formal meeting
of the Health Board was held to day. It
was reported that three or four Palatka
refugees were in the city, and tho board
decided to hunt them out at once and quar
antine them till the fifteen-day period was
The Health Board hero is thinking of
changing tho form of certificate, as it is in
sufficient in that it does not give any de
scription of the part}' to whom it is issued.
This will be remedied at once.
A party of English ladies and gentlemen
just from over the pond came into the city
last week, and have been looking over tne
city ever since. This morning they met
Capt. Watson, of the sanitary department,
and complimented him on the cleanliness of
the city, saying it was the best kept city of
its size they were ever in.
Dr. Dancy, Messrs. Tate, Aird and Mc-
Donald have been ordered arrested as ref
ugees from the Orange Park quarantine
station. Dr. Dancy was requested to ap
pear liefore the Quarantine Committee this
morning, but as tie did not the board de
cided to make an example of their own citi
zens and propose to send them to the Band
Hills. The board intends to prove to the
outside world that their quarantine means
plant city’s quarantine camp.
Sanford, Fla., Oct. 18. — At ii o’clock
yesterday morning Drs. Mitchell and Wylly,
by the kindness or President Dr. Graham,
of the South Florida railroad, left Sanford
on a special train to visit the quarantine
camp three miles north of Plant City. On
arriving there Dr. Mitchell was taken in
hand by Dr. Caldwell, the resident physi
clan, who showed him around. There are
some seventy-five persons now at the camp,
most of them the members of a Baptist
holiness meeting, who wore caught there at
the time the quarantine went into effect.
These are guarded by seventeen vigilant
guards, ten mounted and seven on foot. Be
sides this, tho pisjplc living in that section for
miles around constitute themselves a sort of
volunteer guard and their vigilance is un
ceasing. So well is the camp guarded that
but one escape has occurred since it was
started, and this fugitive only had a few
hours of liberty. The camp is divided into
three parts, numbers one, two and three,
separating them according to the time of
their arrival. The provisions mostly come
from Orlando and Sanford, though chickens,
eggs and country produce generally is
bought up by the surgeon in quantities, so
they all live well, and some probably better
than they ever did before.
A MAIL AGENT’S EXPERIENCE.
Two of those held there think themselves
very ill-used. One is a mail agent who
went down below the quarantine camp de
spite all advice and cautionings. He was
told he would not be allowed to return, but
he laughed at such caution and said they
would not dare to take a mail agent off the
car. But he found to his
sorrow that the quarantine was
not established for fun, anil for his
disregard of their rules he will “enjoy"
fifteen days of Dr. Caldwell’s hospitality.
Another case is that of a pedagogue who
walked across tho county line to teach tho
young idea how to shoot. He trespassod
on forb'dden ground, and despite his remon
strances, he was arrested and taken to the
camp. Tho trustees of his school petitioned
for his release, but Dr. Caldwell’s answer
was that the teacher’s visit to him would be
only fifteen days long—much to the disgust
of the trustees.
TAKING LIFE EASY.
Altogether, barring their loss of liberty,
they were a jolly set, and tried to enjoy the
situation as much as possible. At one side,
in a little tent, sat a jolly party of four,
luughing over a gamo of “soven-upanother
set had a backgammon board out, and were
having a close game. Others were having
a jovial talk, telling stories, etc. The most
laughable scene was to witness the ministers
trying their skill at pole leaping and run
ning races. Altogether, they all seemed
contented, to a certain extent, and were evi
dently making the most of their op
portunity. Dr. Caldwell seemed well pleased
at the extremely healthy condition of his
camp. No cases of yellow fever had oc
curred there, nor had any suspicious cases
appeared. Dr. Caldwell says their menu is
too extensive and rich and their exercise too
limited, as all his “boarders” are getting
fat, and the doctor himself seems to be iu
extremely goixl spirits.
THE RAILROAD HOSPITAL.
After thoroughly inspecting the cainp
and its surroundings the party proceeded
further South, to the South Florida railroad
fever hospital, two miles distant. This hos
pital is a result of President Ingraham's
thoughtfulness. Rightly of the opinion
that if any fever cases appeared
among the railroad men they
should lie treated on the ground,
he established this hospital at the
beginning of the quarantine. It is
well provided with nurses anil everything
that could be ueeded in eases of emergency.
Near here is the fumigating station also,
and Dr. Mitchell examined it carefully.
He says he is of the opinion that the fumi
gation is as thoiouglny performed as possi
ble. “My trip lias [asm important,” said
Dr. Mitchell, “in that from present obsorva
tion I can explain to our board tho magni
tude of the work delegated to the Health
Protection Association aud the thorough
ness witii which it has been carried out.
I found this infected district surrounded by
a land cordon ttyrtv-eight miles in extent.
“The guard consists not only of hired foot
inspectors and horsemen who scour tho
woods continually, tail of every inhabitant
miles outside the cordon who constitutes
himself a special patrolman, and with do
light brings into quarantine every straggler
tlmt comes within his grasp. Briefly, the
cordon is strong, and in my opinion, a suffi
cient protection to us.
“Great credit is due Drs. Wylly and Cald
well for the efficient manner in which tho
quarantine was instituted and maintained.
President Ingraham, too. has done an ad
mirable work and his hearty co-operation
and able assistance has done much to ac
.l'iyrßpUs'h these results. I shall report in
full U iha bimr/J **
“Altogether the trip has been a success.
The inspectors in the southern part are very
alert, and also the Clay and Duval county
President Ingraham says work is progress
ing on their wharf at Porto Tampa. The
contractor is there with a large force of
men, mid is making goixl progress. Work
is also begun on tho new union depot at San
PRESIDENT INGRAHAM INTERVIEWED.
President Ingraham was seen Sunday
morning l>y the Morning News representa
tive ami asked regarding the situation.
“Well, I do not regard it as grave as it was
a week ago,” he replied. “There lias been
a large number of cases, it’s true, but the
mortality has been very slight. The gov
ernment has taken charge now and I really
feel that tho disease will soon succumb.
Owing to the very wet ami unfavorable
weather the last lew days the number of
cases has increased, but few deaths ensue.
The Howard Association, started by a rep
resentative of tlie road, has done a good
work, and better order and system now pre
vail. The new hospital will he started this
morning, and when finished it. will be a
great aid to overcoming tho epidemic, as
then all cases and the nurses will he to
gether. All the idle laborers are at work
cleaning up aud disinfecting the town,
which will prove a valuable aid to the au
thorities. While 1 regard the situation as
still needing great watchfulness and care, I
believe the worst is over.”
“How do you regard the work of the
Protective Association?” was asked.
“They have done nobly,” replied Mr. In
graham, “and they deserve credit for it.
Certainly, the encouraging situation to-day
is due to their untiring efforts. But I think
the board of Jacksonville lias construed
the quarantine rules too strictly when they
refuse to allow through Cuban passengers
to go North. We have changed our sched
ules many times to meet their rules, and in
this ease the vessel now arrives th re in the
afternoon. Th • passengers are landed at
the upper dock, quite a distance from any
residences or dwellings, and are carried to
Seffnor in a box-ear, the train running at a
rate of twenty miles per hour. At Seffner
they are transferred to the Pullman car and
carried North generally. These pimple are
all fully acclimated and used to the fever.
We, therefore, regard them as perfectly
safe, and cannot see why they should not be
allowed to pass on North to their destina
GOOD WORK OF THE ROAD.
In a further conversation Mr. Ingraham
gave more fully the great work performed
by the railroad in aiding tho State Board,
and also tho people of Tampa. The facts as
gathered from outside sources (for Mr.
Ingraham was averse to giving the details
of their generous work) shows that Presi
dent Ingraham and his road have done a
vast amount ot gratuitous work for which
the entire State receives the benefit. Nurses
and physicians have been transported free
and also supplies and disinfectants for the
stricken city. Tho full resources of the
road have been placed at the command of
tho State Protective Association, and there
by enabled them to more fully
succeed with their plans. Besides this
President Ingraham himself personally has
been on the go from tho time the epidemic
was first declared, and has lieen indefatiga
ble in his efforts to help the people of this
soction. He also deferred his%isit North to
attend the “Time” convention in New York
city, so that ho could more freely devote his
time aud energies to the sufferers along the
lino of the road. His example has been a
good one, and the people of South Florida
greatly appreciate such devotion to their
Tiie Health Protective Association has its
line running north and south between Hills
borough and Polk countick, tho entire length
of the counties. The lino is divided into
three divisions, J. C. Wilbur has command
of tho norther n, and Dr. F. M . Wilson of
the southern division; both those divisions
have mounted men patroling the line night
and day. The central division is in charge
of J. W. Harwell, Chief Inspector, and this
is the only division which permits any one
to pass. Dr. F. H. Caldwell is physician in
Tiie Pasco county authorities have five
stations on their line which connects with our
on the north, anil have a sixth at Anclote,
making a complete cordon around Hills
borough county. Dr. Wyllysays that there
is not a suspicious case outside of Hills
ADVICES TO THE GOVERNMENT.
Washington, Oct. IS.—A telegram was
received at the Marine Hospital Bureau fli is
afternoon, saying that there had been one
death and three new eases of yellow fever
at Tampa, Fla., sine* the last report.
KNIGHTS READY TO ADJOURN.
The Session will Probably be Brought
to a Close To-Day.
Minneapolis, Oct. 18. —The General As
sembly of the Knights of Labor met in
executive session at 9 o’clock this morning.
Mr. Whead, of lowa, offered a resolution
that the assembly adjourn at the close of
to-morrow morning’s session, and that all
sjxsiclios bo limited to three minute*. The
motion was carried by a vote of 87 to 75.
It was resolved to boycott two Indian
apolis pajiers, the .Journal and Sentinel, for
having discharged ail employes connected
with tue Knights of Labor and Typograph
ical Union, and refusing to take them back
when requested. It had been intended to
hold an evening session iu order to dispose
of the business by to-morrow noon, but as
the Hull was engaged for a concert the
session was abandoned. A good deal re
mains to be done, and much will have to be
dropped unless the time of adjournment is
SEVERAL FIRMS BURNED OUT.
Losses of Nearly $309,000, With Pret
ty Heavy Insurance.
Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 18.—A serious fire
occurred here this evening. The losses are
Barney, Lambley &Cos.. onstock $125,000;
insurance S9O,OCX); on building $30,000.
George C. Young &Bro., on stock $75,-
000, insured for $50,000;on buildings2o,ooo,
Everson & Cos., on stock, $70,000; insured
Everson & Cos. also owned the building
they occupied. It was worth $20,000, and
was insured for $12,000.
J. K. Emmet was preparing to give a
performance iu Wiettng Opera House when
tiie fire broke out. The uuilience quickly
dispersed, as did tho Republican mass
meeting in the Alhambra Rink, which was
twine addressed by Congressman Burrows,
Adrift With Ten Corpses.
Gloucester, Mass., Oct. 18.—The
schooner Herman Babson arrived from the
Grand Banks to-day. Capt. Lawson re
port* that on Sept. 30 he tell in with the
French fishing simp St. Pierre, of St. I’ierre,
in latitude 44'' 20 and longitude 51’ 20
waterlogged. He boarded her and found
ten men urowned in the cabin. The weather
being very rough, he was unable to do any
thing with her or recover tho bodies.
Buried at West Point.
New York, Oct. 18.—Tii*- i cumins of
Gen. Judson Kilpatrick were buried at
We*t Point to-day with imposing military
Crowds Cheer for Him Before tho Min
ieter of Instruction.
Paris, Oct. IS. — (Jen. Boulanger has re
ceived thousands of missives from all parts
of France, expressing sympathy for him.
A demonstration in his favor was made in
Nimes on the occcasion of the opening of
the college there by M. Bpuller, Minister of
Public Instruction. The crowd shouted
"Vive Boulanger,” and the bauds played
La Matin states that President Grevy
refuses to sign an order dismissing Gen.
Caffarel from the army for dishonorable
La Oaulois says the judicial inquiry
proved that Gen. Caffarel was not guilty of
the charge of trafficking in decorations.
The Petit Journal demands that Presi
dent Grevy immediately intervene in tho
Wilson affair. “It. Is monstrous,”tho paper
says “that M. Wilson should be allowed to
take advantage of his privileged position as
son-in-law of the President to defy the law
and to transform the Elysees into a doubtful
London, Oct. 18.—The Paris correspon
dent of tho Daily Chronicle learns that, tho
late M. Katkoff and Gen. Boulanger were
in close communication. The former is
even said to have promised to aid Gen.
Boulanger to launch himself as a dictator.
Katkoff, who employed Gen. Bagdanovitch
as an intermediary, advised Gen. Boulanger
to pay scant attention to the Prussian and
German embassies, but to push
on in the direction of war. Gen. Schweinitz,
the German Ambassador at St . Petersburg,
managed to intercept ono of M. Katkoff’s
letters, and conveyed it to Emperor Wil
liam. Tho Emperor complained to tho
Czar, who became greatly incensed when
he heard of the affair, and declared that he
would never admit M. Katkoff to his pres
ence again. The disgrace hastened M. Kat
A MOB LOCKED IN A PARK.
London’s Police Take a Novel Method
of Preventing Looting
London, Oct. 18.— The disturbances
created by the unemployed persons who
frequent Trafalgar square still continue.
In addition to those arrested yesterday six
other men have been imprisoned. A num
ber of unemployed workingmen also met in
Hyde Park to-day for the purpose of
making a demonstration. A squad of police
fearing that the mob would pillage the
shops in tli<> vicinity of Hyde Park locked
up the gates of the park on them. This
action infuriated the crowd and a sharp
conflict occurred. In their olforts to get
out of the park many of the crowd were
thrown down and trampled u|>on. Three
arrests were made. The police finally per
mitted the crowd to make their egress
through the marble arch.
SUPPRESSING THE LEAGUE.
A Meeting of the Privy Council Fails
to Reach a Decision.
London, Oct. 18.—A meeting of the
Privy Council was hold to-day for the pur
pose of considering measures for the sup
pression of the national league. The Mar
quis of Londonderry, Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, presided. No definite course of
procedure was settled on, and probably
none will be until the next meeting of the
The Congress of the Littoral Federation
opened at Nottingham to-tlay. Mr. Glid
stone made a speech in which he reviewed
the situation in Ireland and denounced the
government for the manner in which it was
dealing with the Irish question. His rising
to speak was tho signal for loud und pro
EVICTIONS AT KILROSS.
Dublin, Oct. 18.— Several families were
evicted at Kilross to-day. The evictions
wpre attended with exciting scenes. Tho
police were pelted with stones by tho mob of
spectators, and were forced to use their
batons. Many persons were injured.
Groaning at a Prince.
London, Oct. 18.—Prince Albert Victor,
son of the Prince of Wales, laid tho memo
rial stone at the infirmary at Northampton
to-day. The streets were crowded with
spectators, many of whom greeted the
speakers with groans. A number of black
flags were carried by some of those who had
gathered about the building, and cries of
"Hurrah for Bradlaugb" were heard during
A Big Failure in Berlin.
London, Oct. 18. —The Disconto Oesel
sohuft, of Leipaie. the capital of which is
0,000,000 marks, has failed in consequence
of unlawful t-iioculntions. Directors Jerus
alem and Wlndlemann of the bank have
absconded, with an enormous amount of
spoils and all of the hank’s stocks. Berlin
exchange is 2 per cent, lower. Berlin
bankers are largoly interested.
Dona Pedro Not to Abdicate.
Paris, Oct. 18. —The Emperor of Brazil,
in an intervieuqpi-dfty, said that he had no
intention of abdicating his throne unless
his health should become seriously enfee
bled. At present he is enjoying good
health and his activity is unabated.
A Stock Broker Absconds.
London, Oct. 19, 3 a. m.—Faribain, a
stock broker of this city, has absconded.
His liabilities amount to about £BO,OOO.
N 3T KILLED BY MASONB.
Perry Taylor and His Wife Have Only
Been in Hiding.
New Orleans, Oct. 18.— A special dis
patch to the Picayune, from Greenwood,
Miss., says; "The wife of Perry Taylor,
who was si ipowd to have been murdered,
with her ..usband, bv the Drv Bayou Ma
sons, ha* turned up. She lias been at French
Bend, six miles Iwlow here, since she left
Bhell Mound. She says that her husband
and herself left there for fear something
would be done to them by the negro Masons.
She says her husband is alive, and left her
aiiout two weeks ago to try and find em
ployment, and would return about Christ
mas. The query is: Who is the rnan found
in the river, and who killed him?’
GOTHAM’S FALLEN BUILDING.
The Seventh Dead Body Taken From
New York, Oct. 18.—Another dead body
was taken from the ruins of the collapsed
parochial school houss to-day, making
seven in rJ'. The Superintendent of budd
ings said to day that tho cause of the ac
cident, was undue haste. Tho permit to
erect the building was only granted Bept.
6, and called for a two-story building. It
had beou run up four stones before a permit
to alter the o igiual plans was asked for.
Buch a permit, ha i rot been issued
iu—„.o.* in uroosiyn.
New York, Oct. 18,—The last day ot the
registration for voteis in Brooklyn shows a
total of 37,801 against 51,879 for the last day
of 1886. Tbo tout I numlier registered in
three day* is 119.898. against 108,886 iu 1886.
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BANGS’ FATAL FCSILADR
IT DEVELOPS THAT MacWILLIAMS
FIRED ONLY ONE SHOT.
The Prisoner’s Weapon Discharged
Five Times —Either of Two Bullet
Wounds Would Have Proved Fatal
—The Coroner’s Jury Adjourn* to In
vestigate Strange Rumors.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 18.—The ex
citement here to-day all centered in Iha
jury empaneled to investigate the B - ngs-
Mac Williams case. It turns out that Mac
Williams only lire I once. Bangs fired four
times, ns rapidly as ho could, two bullets
hitting Mac Williams, and causing wounds,
either of which were sufficient to causa
death. One just grazed the left nipple, en
tering the breast, while the other struck
two inches below and, ranging down, went
through the heart and Inngs.
The Coroner’s jury adjourned to-nighl
till morning. The testimony so far take*
all shows overwhelmingly in Bangs’ favor,
as MacWiiliains’ throats were publicly and
fiercely uttered. But it shows also that
public officers, whose duty it was to keep
the peace, knew of the threats and made no
attempt to keep Mac Williams from executing
his bloodthirsty plans. Late to-night thera
is a rumor on the streets to the effect of
some underlianded work that was practiced
on Mae Williams. The jury decided to have
a post mortem, to ascertain the exact cause
of death, and also to determine if the two
wounds wore made by tho same size bullets.
Tho air is full of sensational rumors regard
ing this homicide, but nothing tangible can
lie gotten at. Bangs still preserves his calm
demeanor and does not appear to be troubled
in the least.
At to-night’s meeting of the City Council
standard time was formally adopted.
Judges Jones and Baker seemed inclined to
fight the proposition to make standard time
universal, and declare they will fine wit
nesses or others who are late by sun time.
To the mind of tho average business man of
this city this seems a step backward in legal
jurisprudence. The business men here all
demand one standard of time, and will not
lie satisfied until they obtain it.
H. W. Clark, the postmaster, returned
yesterday, and his first, official act was to
give W. it. Behring, the stamp clerk under
temporary suspension, a final leave of ab
sence. George Bur bridge hasbeeu sworn iu
as stamp clerk.
The Jacksonville Light Infantry will he
the only Florida company at Atlanta, as
tho other companies could not raise the full
number required, twenty-one. They leit
LEGISLATORS ON A LARK.
Senate and House Adjourn to Take
Part in the Hurrah.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18.—The House met
and thirty Henate bills were taken up for
Mr. Dilworth’s bill providing stock for
Cumberland Island was lost,
Tbo bill providing for a general revision
of all the insurance laws of the State was
taken up and passed with the provision pro
hibiting (sioliiig of rates stricken out.
The bill to provide for the practice in
claim cases so us to say which side shall
ojx>n und close w as tabled.
Mr. Watt,of Stewart, offered a resolution
providing for the payment of the actual ex
penses incurred by the members of tha
sj/ecial committee while investigating the
affairs of the Western and Atlantic rail
road. Thu resolution was referred.
The bill to make a mortage lieu on prop
erty given for the purche'* money superior
to a hen for taxes, was
The resolution offered by Mr. Stewart,, of
Rockdale, providing for the payment of the
expenses ot the committee that visited the
lunatic asylum, was passed.
The resolution by Mr. Watts, of Stewart,
providing for the payment of the expenses
of the Western and Atlantic railroad com
mittee on its trip to Chattanooga was
Tiie House then adjourned to meet to
Tile only business of importance trans
acted by the Senate this morning was tha
reconsideration and passage of the Candler
resolution providing for the appointment of
a commission by the Governor to take an
inventory of the property of the Western
and Atlantic railroad and declaring against
the claim of the lessees for betterments.
The Henate then adjourned for tne day.
Railroad Stockholders’ Meeting—Ar
rest of a Murderer.
Columbus, Ga., Oct. 18.—The stockhold
ers of the Columbus and Rome railroad
held their annual meeting in this city to
day. The same officers and directors wer
elected, with John Peabody as President.
Tho residence of C. H. McElvy, of Chatta
hoochee county, was destroyed by fire thi
morning. The fire was caused by a defec
tive flue Two hundred anil ten dollars in
cash was also burned. An outhouse with
fif .y bushels of corn was consumed. Thor*
was no insurance.
Deputy Sheriff Ledsinger returned fro®
Hamilton to-day with Allen Murphy (col
ored), who is charged with murdering Mono
Whitehead by pushing him from a moving
train on the Columbus and Koine railroad
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 18.—An important
meeting of the hading men in the rival
rotate from Savannah to Birmingham took
place to-day in Atlanta. It is believed they
have consolidated. Messrs. Handley, Jack
son, Wallace and Montgomery, leading
capitalists of Birmingham, have been two
days closeted with Secretary Longley and
Messrs. Branch and Truitt.
Judge Cocke Dead.
Palatka, Fla., Oct. 18.— Judge William
Archer Cocke, author of several works on
State and Federal law, died at Sanford to
day, aged TO. He was Attorney General of
the State at the time of the count of the
electoral vote in 1876, and was the only
Democratic member of the canvassing
board. He refused to agree to the action
of the majority of the board.'
Augusta’s New Steamer.
Augusta. Ga., Oct. 18.— The newly built
steamboat the Advance was towed from the
navy yard to tho Savannah wharf this
evening, ami is now only awaiting her ma
chinery to begin scheduled voyages between
Augusta and Savannah.
A Statue of Gen. Meade.
Philadelphia, Oct. 18. — A bronze eque
trian statue of Gen. George Gordon Meade,
erected in Fair mount Park, was unveiled
this afternoon with appropriate jiomp and
i —emony. A military [vnode, wbioh
proven one of tue most imposing demon
strations of the kind ever given in the city,
formed at Broad and Spring Garden streets
and marched to the monument in the park*
where tue un veiling ceremony took place-