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A RAINY DAY AT ATLANTA
ONLY 1,000 TROOPS IN LINE FOR
The Review a Farcical Trudge in the
Mud— Torch Bearers Turn Out in the
Downpour— Julius Brown Entertains
the President at Dinner and Mrs.
Grady Does the3 Honors for Mrs.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19.—1 t is officially
stated that the President's special train,
which is expected to leave Montgomery at
1 o’clock to-morrow, will make no stops on
its way to Washington, except, possibly at
Asheville, N. C., where it may tarry fifteen
minutes. Statements to the contrary have
been made with regard to many places
along the way, but people who may be
brought together by such announcements
will be disappointed. The train will run
slowly as heretofore whenever people are
gathered to see the President, but the pub
lic demonstrations of the trip will positively
end to-morrow, with the possible exception
The Presidental party breakfasted with
Senator Colquitt at 10 o’clock this morning.
There were about thirty other guests, in
cluding most of the people of note in town.
The crowds were somewhat thinned out
thjs morning, but the famine in town con
tinued. The engineer in charge of the
engine which runs the dynamo of the
President’s train was arrested last night by
some over-efficient policeman, and spent
the night iti the lock-up. He is as honest a
man as ever pulled a throttle, and has com
mended himself to several members of the
party by pluck exhibited in respiting them
from the embrace of crowds several times
as the train was about to start. Last night
was the first time he had ventured away
from the train since it left Washington.
Measures were takpn this morning to set
him at liberty.
Churches were opened last night and were
crowded with people who had no other place
A RAINY DAY.
The day has been rainy throughout. The
President and 51rs. Cleveland entered their
flower-bedecked carriage at 11 o’clock, and
with an escort of cavalry and artillery,
made their way through the muddy streets
to the exposition grounds three miles away.
There were probably 40,000 uncomfortable
1 icings waiting there, who made brave
but not very successful efforts to
cheer the city's guests, and who changed
wearily from point to point in a vain search
for solid ground to stand upon. It was a
sadly depressing spectacle. The rainfall,
though never severe, was persistent and
lowering. The skies gave no promise of a‘
change. The procession moved slowly
around the race track and brought up
in front of the grand stand where
it was intended that the distinguished
party should alight, but the President, after
considering the mud through which it would
be necessary to wade to reach the reserved
place, determined for Mrs. Cleveland and
himself not to venture. His carriage wa
then driven close to the inner railing, and
there he awaited the passage of the troops
In review before him.
Umbrellas had been procured for Mrs.
Cleveland and himself, but their compan
ions, Messrs. Collier and Grady, occupying
the front seat, turned up their collars,
tipped their hats to the northeast, whence
the wind came, and braved the storm like
Spartans. They could be seen to smile in a
Sickly way from time to ti ue as they con
versed with their guests, and they probably
did their best to make the occasion interest
ing. There was a delay of one mortal hour
before anything happened. The troops were
all on hand, but for home reason they
could not be brought into position. Drums
were heard beating in a despondent way in
the distance, aud every few minutes
a mounted policeman came up and drove
ttiolittle knots of people from one spot to
another. At last a discharge of bombs, a
burst of music, and the troops, perhaps
1.000 men, came inarching and slipping past
the President, who stood up in his carriage
and held his umbrella over him to review
them. When the column had passed the car
riage was, with some difficulty, extricated
from the soil, turned round, and the pro
posed military reception having been
abandoned, the party returned to town.
DINING THE GUESTS.
11l the afternoon the President was enter
tained by Hon. Julius Brown, son of Senator
Brown. There were present twenty-five
invited guests. The menu, which had been
worked in feathers in Mexico, was present
ed to Sir. Cleveland at the close of the din
ner. At the same hour one of the most mag
liificententertaininentegiven Mrs. Cleveland
on the trip was provided by Mrs. Henry
W. Grady. Mrs. Grady is a charming hos
toss and did the honors of the occasion with
(act and skill. For two hours tho ladies of
the city called there and paid their respects
to the President’s wife. In the evening a
general public reception was given affi the
executive mansion oy Gov. and Mrs. Gor
don. People marched in in perfect streams,
but, there were so many of them that w hen
the event closed thousands still stood out
side unable to gain admittance.
The great, event of the day after the
sham battle was the torchlight procession
of the Young Men’s Democratic League of
the State. A heavy rain was falling, but
that did not dampen the ardor of the citi
zens, who thronged the streets with flaming
torches. A liberal display of fireworks lent
brightness to the scene, and between the
cheers of the people and the countermarch
ing of torch-hearers, there was such a dem
onstration as is seldom seen. Tho President
left at midnight for Montgomery. Just be
fore the train started out Col. Elliot, rer>-
resenting the South Florida exhibit
in tho fair, brought to the President's
car grape fruit, oranges, lemons, pineapples
and honey of Florida make which will doco
ratethe break fust table of Mrs. Cleveland
to-morrow morning. A large mandarin
orange tree, which was presented to Mrs.
Cleveland by Col. Elliot, was too large to
place upon the ear, so it was fixed up in an
artistic manner and sent to Washington by
express. Tho President and his wife were
greatly pleaseil by the Florida display.
A SPEECH TO THE TOIICH-HEAREHS.
When the torch-bearers hail gathered
around the artesian well, where President,
Cleveland stoixl in view, he arose and
1 shall noi soon forget, my friends, (he cordi
ality and enthusiasm of the welcome of the peo
ple of Atlanta and State of Georgia; a cordiality
which no circumstance can vary and an cuthu
stasm which even inclement weal her cannot at
all dampen. [Cheers.) T shall remember it not
as a personal tribute, hut ns an evidence of the
love of tho people of the United States for the
[mice which represents their sovereignty.
I< beers.) I have seen in tlie West ami
South such demonstrations as satisfy me that
tn all time to come the government of our
fathers is safe. [Oreat cheering.) You have
illuminated in onr presence to-night the senti
tnent: “Welcome our President." [Cheers.]
ihis voices tho determination of the people
thai the man occupying this high office shall !>e
the President of the whole people [great cheer
tng], responding to ali their wantH ami needs
ami guided in his official action hy flic dictates
And commands of the constitution, which
"■e are ail bound to obey. [Great
cheering,] You welcome me as your President,
* am entrusted with immediate execution of
that high office, but I beg you not to forget to
night that every one of you has a responsility,
too, connected with this high office ami every
branch of your government. Our government
is such that it needs the constant watchfulness
of the peonle. It needs their support. It needs
their loyalty. [Cheers.] I am delighted to
night that this paining demonstration should he
upon the part of the young inen of Atlanta
and of the State of Georgia. [Cheers.]
Upon you, my friends, will rest
in the future the preservation and protection of
this government of ours, “of the people, for the
people and by the people." [Great cheering ]
My parting words to you shall be, let vour poli
tical action be guided by thoughtfulness aud
consideration, bv an examination and contem
plation of what this government means,
and the purposes for which
it was instituted. Be not carried away by any
enthusiasm, but guided by loyalty and chast
ened by a sense of your responsibility, cherish
every American citizenship. [Gheering.] With
this, and only with this are American institu
tions, American liberty, safe.” [Prolonged and
ANOTHER WET DAY PROBABLE.
Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 19.—The State
Fair of Alabama Is in full progress and so
is the rain. The wind is from the east, and
rain has been falling steadily all day.
Everything is ready for the President’s
reception. He will arrive here at 8 o’clock
in the morning, and the outlook now is for
a wet day. In spite of the rain the city is
full of strangers.
Rain and Mud Prevent Them from
Taking Part in the Parade.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19.—The First reg
iment, Savannah volunteers, arrived here
this morning in good condition, and ready
for the brilliant parade that they were led
to believe was in store for them. They dis
embarked from the train and marched in a
body to the restaurant where breakfast was
awaiting them. The charge on the restau
rant was brilliant and effective. Men and
commissary supplies surrendered uncondi
tionally. During breakfast a rain came up,
and seeing the threatening clouds, and
knowing the condition of the grounds, the
officers of the regiment concluded
not to take part in the parade
or sham battle. So arms were stacked, and
the boys turned out to enjoy the day as best
they might during the constant and at times
heavy rain. Most of them went to the ex
position, where they waded over their shoe
tops in the famous red mud of the balloon
city, while they were so thoroughly soaked
by the rain that poured down incessantly
that they had not spirit enough to cheer the
President. Lack of the necessary trans
portation compelled most of them to walk
in from the grounds, three miles, and upon
their return they presented the appearance
of worn out veterans after a hard campaign.
At 7:15 o’clock to-night they boarded their
special train for Savannah and breathed a
sigh of relief as the train pulled out and left
the muddy and overcrowded city behind.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
Washington, Oct, 19.—-The case of W.
O. Harwell, P. B. Montgomery and T. W.
Pender, Transportation Committee, vs. the
Columbus and Western Railroad Company
and the Western Railroad Company was
taken up by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to-day. Commissioner Bragg stated
that he would not sit on this case for reasons
of a personal and local character, and that
some, if not all of the questions involved had
been before him as Railroad Commissioner
in Alabama, and had been there decided by
him and by that commission, and had after
ward lieen the subject of an exciting con
troversy in the Legislature of Alabama, to
which he had been to some extent a party
as one of the Railroad Commissioners of
W. O. Harwell and P. B. Montgomery
appeared in their own behalf, but there was
no appearance on the part of the defendant.
The complaint alleges discrimination in
freight rates hv the railroad companies
named against the town of Opelika, Ala.,
and in favor of Columbus, Ga.,and Mont
gomery, Ala. It is charged that although
the Alabama State Commission last fall
gave it as their opinion that “Opelika is un
justly discriminated against,” still the rail
road companies refuse to give the necessary
relief and have w ithdrawn all their freight
rates to New Orleans from Opelika. After
hearing an oral statement of the case by
the representatives of the shippers of Ope
lika, Chairman Cooley said that it was un
fortunate that no appearance had been
made on tho other side, but the Commission
would take the case under advisement.
A Public Depository.
Washington, Oct. 19.—The City Na
tional BarJt, of Selma, Ala., lias been desig
nated as a depository of funds advanced to
disbursing officers of the army. The
amount of bonds held to secure public de
posits is #50,000.
The National Bank of the Republic, of
New York, has been placed on the list of
depository banks, which will be allowed to
hold public funds to tho amount of #1,100,000
upon the deposit with the United States
Treasurer of #1,000,0(10 in bonds. This
increases the number of such banks
to five, all of which are located
in New York city. The only depository
bank outside of that city which has made
application to be put on the same footing is
the Third National Bank of Cincinnati.
The application will undoubtedly be
granteri. Depository banks generally are
increasing their bond deposits, and many
outside banks are endeavoring to enter the
system. The First National Bank of New
York has increased its bond deposit to
Convention of the Agriculturalists.
Washington, Oct. 19.— The agricultural
convention met again this morning. Per
manent organization was effected by the
adoption of a constitution providing for
and specifying the duty of the President,
five Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treas
urer, auu an executive committee to consist
of the President, Secretary and Treasurer,
and five members to be chosen by tho asso
ciation in convention. The name adopted
was “The American Association or State
Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Sta
tions,” to the annual convention of which
each college and station will be entitled to
send one delegate.
Releasing the Sealers.
Washington, Oct. 19.—Secretary Bay
ard to-day said that he has expressed regret
at the delay in releasing the sealers, not to
the imperial government, but to the British
Minister in Washington. Tho text of his
communication will not be given out, but
fresh orders for the release of vessels have
been sent to Alnska.
SI,OOO for an Ordinance Draft.
Worthington, Minn., Oct. 19. —Mis.
Charles Bullis, of this place, has just sold to
George H. Treadwell, Commander of the
Grand Army of the Republic, of Albany,
N. Y., the original ordinance of secession
passed by the .State of Virginia. The con
sideration was SI,OOO.
Rustin Effendi Dead.
Washington, Oct. 19.—Rustin Effendi,
who has been Secretary of the Turkish Le
gation in Washington since 1X74, died at his
residence in this city last night.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1887.
PLANS OF THE LIBERALS.
THE IRISH QUESTION THE FIRST TO
Disestablishment of the Church in
Wales the Next Issue to be Taken
Up - Mr. Gladstone Speaks at Not
tingham—Selling Papers Describing
Proclaimed League Meetings Pro
London, Oct. 19.—The congress of the
Liberal federation at Nottingham to-day re
solved that when the Irish question was set
tied, the disestablishment of the Church in
Wales should be made the leading point of
policy of the Liberal party. Theoongressalso
adopted a resolution in favor of reform of
the franchise, so that one man will have
only one vote. It w'as decided to hold a
meeting of the federation at an early date
The chairman, Alderman Gripper, made
a speech in w hich he declared that the gov
ernment's attempt on the liberties of the
Irish people was not intended to end there.
The government meant to go further and
to interfere with the liberties of English
On a motion by Sir Janies Kibon resolu
tions heartily welcoming Mr. Gladstone, ex
pressing confidence in his leadership and
declaring that congress anticipates an early
settlement of the Irish question on the lines
of the ex-Premier’s policy were unani
mously carried amid tremendous cheering.
GLADSTONE AT NOTTINGHAM.
Mr. Gladstone made a visit to the Con
gregational Institute at Nottingham to-day.
Crowds lined the streets through which his
carriage passed and he was heartily cheered.
Mr. Gladstone made an address at the insti
tute in which he said that the pains and
anxieties of the present political contro
versy were greatly mitigated by the convic
tion that the work of the Liberal party,
though momentarily one of strife, aimed at
peace. He trusted it was not pro
fane or irreverent to say that
the Prince of Peace would recognize
and bless their efforts. They sought to
unite kingdoms now estranged and to pro
mote harmony among different classes. If
the Protestant cause was the cause of reason,
truth and justice, in following reason, truth
and justice they would best follow tho
Protestant cause. [Prolonged cheers].
This evening while Mr. Gladstone was
driving to the rink he was enthusiastically
greeted by the throngs that lined the route.
On arriving at the rink he received[an ova
tion from an assemblage of 8,000 persons.
In a speech he said he would bodily sweep
away tile law of entail. He
strongly condemned the revival of the
phantasy of protection.
THE IRISH QUESTION FIRST.
He urged extension of local government
in the direction of decentralization, but
said that these, together with the questions
of the liquor traffic and disestablishment of
the church in (Scotland and Wales, could
not ho touched until sound adjustment had
been effecteel in regard to Ireland. It was
hopeless to attempt to eleal with arrears of
legislation, or to attain a better anel
healthier position until there had been a
total reversal of the disastrous policy which
was now being pursued by tho government in
Ireland. “We do not believe," he said, “in
indefinitely adjourning the discussion of the
great and crying wants under which the
country is laboring, for we believe, from all
the signs around us, that tho great Irish
controversy will, in no lpng time, be sat
isfactorily and triumphantly settled.”
[Cheers.] He advocated the enfran
chisement of the nation as a pri
mary step es, ential to the work,
and he condemned faget voting, de
claring that one man should have only one
vote. This sentiment elicited cheers from
the delegates. Mr. Gladstone said it was
sometimes thought that he should go
further and bind himself, and as far as he
could his friends (who perhaps would decline
to lie so bound), in determining the precise
manner in which all the principal enact
ments in his future bill for the government
of Ireland should lie framed. He was not
prepared and did not intend to so hind him
self. [Cheers.] He had endeavored to give
clear and intelligibile indications,as an hon
est man should, and he was constrained to
act within their letter and spirit.
He had said, regarding many important
subjects, the surrounding difficulties con
nected with which would not allow the
making of any proposals, that he would not
be a party to making any personal opinion
impede the settlement of the great question,
provided that the settlement was compassed
with the conditions originally laid down
and was not a fraud upon the people, anil
provided that Ireland accepted it. [Cheers.]
Without Ireland’s acceptance who would be
fool onough to disturb the present condi
MUST CONSOLIDATE THE EMPIRE.
“Provided the settlement does nothing to
impair, but rather to strengthen anil con
solidate the unity of the empire,” continued
Mr. Gladstone, “and provided no just claim
of the minority lie neglected. I think it is
a wide pledge, the strongest pledge possible,
that I give in saying that in regards to the
retention of Irish memliers at Westminster,
the use of the imperial credit in the pur
chase of Irish land, the delegation instead of
surrender of power to an Irish Parliament
(and here let me interject the assertion that
no power ever was surrendered, and that
there never was any proposal but to dele
gate power), and m regard to the mode of
action by which and tho particular time
when the system that is English and inter
national in spirit is to be changed for a sys
tem that is Irish, national in
spirit, to all of these proposals
the declaration I have made applied.
And rely upon it, you will find that neither
1 nor any infirmities of mine will, iqioii
these points, stand in the way of the settle
ment desired In tho two countries." [Cheers.]
Referring to tiio doslro of the country that
tho imperial Parliament retain ultimate
power to arrest injustice, Mr. Gladstone
saiil such power must be retained, but be
cause he knew that misuse of such
power would mar the settlement, he
devoutly hojied and prayed ‘ that it
would not bo used in the wantonness of ty
rannical strength. To Irishmen, jealous of
tho retention of this power, his only advico
would be to trust in tho magnanimity of the
British nation and their representatives.
NO UNJUST INTERFERENCE.
“Rely *pon it,” lie said, “that when they
enter into a solemn compact with you in tho
face of the world, for the purpose of settling
at last the great historic contro
versy, which is six centuries
old, they are not made of such
material ins to seek defeat, by an unjust in
terferenec with the spirit of that settlement.
[Cheers.] But while wo should inculcate in
Irishmen the spirit of trustfulnees is it not
still more urgent that the strongest party
also lay aside its jealousies, confident that
with right on its side and the strength to
back it, there is no room whatever
to mistrust issues, which, should diffi
culties arise, it will ultimately have to
face. [Cheers.] In regard to the Ulster
question often pressed upon me by Lord
Hartington and other gentlemen of linjiort
ance, I toll you fairly, gentlemen, that I am
not with eyes Open gome to be drawn into
traps. [Laughter.] When I am asked at
this juncture, without knowing the senti-
meuts of my own friends or of the English,
Scotch and Welsh people, or of the
people of Leister, Munster, Connaught
and Ulster, to bind myself
to tho proposal that Ulster, or a part of
Ulster, shall be absolutely excluded from
any Irish settlement, I tell you that is
rather too large a demand upon credulity
or even the folly of a man.” [Laughter and
cheers.] He expressed his determination to
leave this matter an open a motion as one
introduction of the Home Rule proposals.
Here Mr. Gladstone created great laughter by
reading a telegram received from Ireland,
stating that I)r. Kane, at an Orange demon
stration, repudiated Mr. Chamberlain’s
proposals for separate treatment for Ulster,
while Maj. Sanderson repudiated his scheme
of land purchase.
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS.
London, Oct 90, .8 a. m.—The Times
says: “It is a fact beyond question that Mr.
Gladstone’s oratorical performance beats t he
record of all statesmen who ever attempted
to govern the country by gift of speech.
We stand amazed at the fecundity of lan
guage and physical endurance displayed by
a mancompieting 78years. In substance,
however, his speeches are deplorable.”
The Telegraph says: “While regretting
Mr. Gladstone’s course, which bears the
fatal stamp of lack of friendly counsel,
we cannot help admiring the fluency of
tougue and physical robustness with which
he still maintains his old rhetorical reputa
The Chronicle says: “The country will
put its own interpretation upon Mr. Glad
stone’s general reticence in regard to
CATTLE GO BEGGING FOR BUYERS.
Dublin, Oct. 19.—At the Tuan fair to
day thousands of cattle and sheep wore
offered for sale at ruinous figures, but
despite the exceedingly low prices, there
were no purchasers. Largo graziers de
clare that they cannot continue business
any longer and must take advantage of the
The police have warned the Trish news
agents against exposing papers or placards
containing any references to meetings of
the suppressed branches of the national
It Makes Another Parade Followed by
London, Oct. 19.—There has been no re
newal of the demonstration by the unem
ployed workmen to-day in Trafalgar square,
where only the usual number of jiersons
gathered. In Hyde Park thousands of un
employed congregated. A mob sallied from
Hyde Park into the streets in the afternoon,
and was followed by a force of policemen.
The mob parade i through a number of
streets in the West End, ami
made riotous demonstrations. It
’became so threatening in Berkley
square that the police charged on and scat
tered it. The mob again assembled and pro
ceeded along Picaduly, where the police
again attacked it, and a sharp fight took
place. Several persons were injured, and
many rioters were taken into custody. Some
of tho shopkeepers in the section of the town
through which the mob paraded closed
their places, fearing that they would be
The Czar Going Through Berlin.
Berlin, Oct. 19. —The Czar on his return
to Russia from Copenhagen, where he is at
present visiting his father-in-law, the King
of Denmark, will travel by way of Berlin.
The voyage by way of Warmunde and
Rostock is considered too dangerous to be
made by the imperial family. The Czar’s
presence in Berlin will have no political
London, Oct. 90, 3 a. m.—The Czar has
been hastily summoned to St. Petersburg.
He will leave Copenhagen in a few days.
Winnipeg, Oct. 19. —The City Council, at
its meeting last night, authorized the pur
chase of Provincial bonds for the sinking
fund to the extent of $150,000. This, with
a similar amount raised by tho citizens,
gives the government all it requires to com
plete the railroad. The only stipulation is
that with this amount tho work shall be
completed at an early date. Negotiations
are now in progress, and a successful issue
may be expected at any moment.
A Storm in Italy.
London, Oct. 20, 3 a. m.—Severe snow
storms are reported throughout Italy,
greatly injuring crops and animals. The
storm was accompanied by a hurricane at
some parts. A number ot houses were un
roofed at Pisa. Several persons were
drowned in Lake Como.
Parts, Oct. 19. — The Socialistsof the city
met in Salle Tivoli to-night, and sent
fraternate congratulations to their brethren
in London and Chicago, on their courageous
attitude toward capitalists.
Russia’s Import Duties.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.—The Russian
authorities are debating the question of in
creasing duties on raw cotton, cotton yarn,
coffee, clocks and jewels.
A STORM IN LOUISIANA.
Sugar Cane on the Morgan Road
New Orleans, Oct. 19.—A severe storm
has prevailed here since midnight. At 9
o’clock this morning the barometer stood
29.16, the velocity of the wind being forty
eight miles an hour. Many trees and fences
were blown down. Reports from planta
tions along Morgan’s railroad, from Morgan
City to New Orleans, show that, almost all
the sugar cane has Iwon blown down. The
rear portion of tho city, west of Claiborne
street, is inundated to a considerable ex
The rainfall last night was two inches.
The floating grain elevator, Jennie Arm
strong, hail her tower blown off.
A small Catholic church in course of con
st,ruction at the corner of Louisiana avenue
and Chestnut street was partially demol
ished. The church fell on an adjoining
house, causing considerable damage.
News from the cano belt shows great dam
age by tho storm. It began to blow at
Jeanerette yesterday morning and con
tinued all day. Cane all along the road be
tween there and this city was blown flat in
the fields. _
Western Union’s Rates.
New York, Oct. 19. —At a meeting of
the Executive Committee of the Western
Union Telegraph Company to-duy, the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted:
Ilcs'tlvrrl , Thai no advance in the rates hereto
fore charged by this company be made except,
in cases of the 10c. to 15c. rates between points
where the handling of business at these rates
has made an absolute loss, and he it further
Renolved, That the officers of this company
bo empowered and directed to reduce the rates
now charged wherever in their judgment such
reduction should be made.
An Importer Assigns.
New York, Oct. 19.—William Walker,
an importer of dross trimmings at No. 177
Broadway, bus assigned. His liabilities are
8125.000 and his assets *IOO 000.
DEALING WITH THE ROADS
THE MILEAGE OF THE DADE COAL
A Refusal by the House to Investigate
the Matter -The Bill to Amend the
Charter of the Marietta and North
Georgia Railroad Lost—Senators Pass
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19.—The House met
at 9 o’clock this morning. The bill to
allow prohibition counties to keep at the
court house alcoholic liquors and dispense
the same for medicinal or sacramental pur
poses was reconsidered.
The bill to give the seller prior claim for
the purchase money over a lien for taxes
Mr, Huff, of Bibb, arose to a question of
privilege and quoted from a speech made
by Senator James upon the remarks of Mr.
Huff in the House, fn which that gentleman
criticised tho action of certain members of
the joint committee that visited the con
victs’ camps of Senator Brown in Dado
county during the recess. Mr. Huff’s re
marks were in tho nature of a defense of
his statements, and in delivering them he
said he had the proof for every word that
Mr. Schofield, of Bibb, introduced a reso
lution calling iqion tho Treasurer to furnish
to tiie House a list of the members of tho
committee who drew mileage for the trip.
Mr. Schofield urged the passage of the reso
This was opposed and the resolution was
referred to the Finance Committee.
The following Senate bills were taken up
and disposed of:
Authorizing the Ordinary of Telfair
county to sell insolvent fi. fas. belonging to
the county. Passed.
To remove the civil disabilities of Wil
liam Ammons and C. H. Ammons, sons of
William Ammons, deceased, of Camden
To define a contract of fidelity insurance
and provide for incorporated fidelity insur
ance companies becoming sureties on bonds
required by law. Passed.
DOGS MAY LIVE.
The bill to prevent the spreading of hy
drophobia by allowing Justices of the Peace
to investigate cases of mad dogs by sum
moning witnesses and having dogs shot, was
The bill for the protection of game in
Telfair county passed.
The resolution providing for the payment
of tho per diem and mileage of the late Air.
Hart, of Troupe county, passed.
The bill to amend the charter of the Ma
rietta and North Georgia Railway Com
pany, so ns to allow that corporation to con
solidate with other corporations, came up.
Mr. Schofield, of Bibb, moved to table it.
Pending a discussion the House adjourned
The House met at 2:30 o’clock. The reso
lution of Mr. Hchofield, of Bibb, calling
upon tin treasurer for a list of the mem
bers of the committee that visited Senator
Brown’s convict camps and drew mileage for
the same, came hack to the House from the
Committee on Finance without any recom
mendation, and was so reported.
Mr. Schofield moved to take up the reso
lution. The motion to take up was lo<^t.
The unfinished business of the morning ses
sion was then taken up for consideration. Mr.
Brown, of Cherokee, offered an amendment
providing that nothing in the act be con
strued so as to allpw the Alarietta and North
Georgia railroad to extend its line to At
MR. ATKINSON’S AMENDMENT.
Mr. Atkinson offered to amend the bill so
that the Marietta and North Georgia rail
road shall never extend its line in the direc
tion of Atlanta, nor purchase any other lino
that conies to Atlanta, nor lease any other
line running into Atlanta, or purchase or
own any other charter giving the right to
any company to come to Atlanta. Mr. At
kinson in advocating his amendment said
that he wanted the bill so amended that the
road cannot come to Atlanta. The owners
of the road have made it a boast that they
were going to extend their line to Atlanta
and that they hod another charter that they
would use if the Legislature refused to grant
them the privilege of building the line from
Mariotta to Atlanta. He wanted his amend
nvent adopted so that the Mariotta and North
Georgia road could never be a competitor of
the State road.
Mr. Brown, of Cherokee, moved to table
the bill, which motion was lost
The amendinend offered by Mr. Atkinson
On the passage of tho bill the yeas were
71 and tho nays 22. The bill was therefore
The following Senate bills were passed:
To amend section 508 of the Code.
Amending section 3910 of the Code.
Providing for tho record of chattel mort
Incorjioratiiig the Georgia Trust and
Regulating tho practice in new trials in
the Superior Courts.
Amending section 4578 of the Code so as
to allow watermelon trains to run on Sun
The bill providing that elections to change
county sites shall not be held oftenor than
once in five years, elicited some debate. It
was developed that the only county affected
at the present time by this bill was Worth
THE BILL PASSED.
Air. Pickett, of Worth, offered an amend
ment that the provisions of the bill shall not
apply to Worth. The amendment was lost
and the bill was passed.
To amend the laws with reference to ap
peals in pauper cases from Courts of Ordin
Senate bills favorably reported were then
taken up and acted upon, as follows:
To amend section 3523 of the Code. Lost.
To amend section 1676 of tho Code, with
reference to etmrtors, so as to Vequire
them to lie published only one time and bo
come operative ten days after. The vote was
80 yeas to 28 nays, so the bill was lost by a
failure to receive n constitutional majority.
The ■ cninittec appointed to prepare a
suite Ii memorial on tho death of the late
Repin sent .live Hart, of Troup county, made
its ri.Airc, which was read and ordered
spread upon the minutes.
Several Senate bills were read the second
time, after which the House adjourned.
In the Senate.
The following hills wore passed in the
To incorporate the Central City Street
To incorporate the Wayneslioro Loan and
To authorize the Mayor and Council of
tho city of Athens to grade, jiave, macad
amize and improve the streets of said city.
To authorize the Alayor and Council of
the city of Athens to levy a special tax on
the several trades and professions in said
For tho relief of the Mutual Reserve
Fund Life Association.
To authorize the Treasurer to pay the
widow of Hon. M. W. Hart, decease! 1, Rep
resentative from Troup county, the balance
of tho per diem which would have been due
him for the balance of the session.
To am** and an act to incorporate the
Thomasville and Augusta Railroad Com
To authorize the Mayor and Council of
the city of Athens to lay out and construct
sewers and drain.
To provide a uniform mode of procedure
in civil suits.
To authorize the Mayor and Council of
the city of Savannah to vest in commis
sioners the control of the tract of land
known ns the old cemetery for the erection
of a court house.
To prohibit the sale of cotton in the seed
in Monroe county.
To make it unlawful to fish with seins in
the Alapaha river.
To repeal a resolution for the adjustment
of claims between the State and the Mari
etta and North Georgia railway, was taken
up and was argued at length pro and eon.
The recommendation or the Finance Com
mittee, which was unfavorable to the bill,
was disagreed to by a vote of 20 to 17, and
the bill was passed to a third reading.
TWODEATIIS AND TWIiLVS CASES.
Six Trained Nursos from Savannah
Going to Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 10.—Two deaths,
those of Joseph Yumer and J. M. Allen, the
latter in Ybor City, and twelve new cases,
is the fever record for the last twenty-four
hours. Six experienced nurses from
Savannah have i>een ordered here
by Surgeon General Hamilton. The
County Hoard of Health lias requested
the County Commissioners to give imme
diate aid to the sick and destitute. The
weather is hot and sultry. Dr. VV eebon is
There are under treatment forty-one
cases. One is dying and four are in a
palatka’s good health.
Palatka, Fla., Oct. 19. —There has been
no case of yellow fever in Palatka. and no
suspicious ease since the death of the one
Tampa refugee last Thursday. Every Flori
da town still maintains the strictest quar
antine against the county, and mails arc de
tained two hours for fumigation. The city
is exceptionably healthy.
A BRIGHTER OUTLOOK.
Washington, Oct. 19. — A telegram was
received at the .Marine Hospital Bureau
this afternoon from Deputy Collector Hpen
rer, at Tampa, saying that the outlook is
better and that although there are rumors
of anew case they have not been confirmed.
One death occurred yesterday. Owing to
the reported scarcity of nurses at Tampa six
acclimated nurses at Savannah have been
engaged by the Marine Hospital Bareau and
furnished with free transportation to
TYPHOID FEVER EPIDEMIC.
Over 200 Cases, and New Ones De
veloping Every Minute.
Ishpemino, Mich., Oct. 19, —A terrible
epidemic of typhid fever is raging in Iron
Mountain, a village on the Memomonee
River railroad, 100 miles south of here.
There were 200 cases yesterday, and new
cases were reported every few minutes.
Physicians are working night and day, with
help from other towns. Deaths are numer
ous. The authorities and physicians aro at
a loss to find from what cause
the epidemic comes. Poor water and
defective sewerage are generally blamed.
A panic prevails and many are leaving the
place. The disease is very virjjlent and runs
its course rapidly. The theory that the
disease is genuine Asiatic cholera, brought
thereby Italian laborers, has been advanced,
but the physicians deny it. The situation
at Iron Mountain is serious and growing
worse. If the disease does not abate soon
the village w ill have to call for help.
MAMMON AMONG THE MORMONS.
Argument Begun on a Motion to Ap
Salt Rake City, Oct. 19.—Argument
was begun to-day in the Mormon church
case on a motion to appoint receivers. The
facts submitted and agreed upon by the Op
posing counsel show that John Taylor, last
February, conveyed to different State Presi
dencies personal property of the church locat
ed in several counties valued nt $'2t?,K89,529.
Tho church has remaining only the tem
ple block of this city, valued at $150,000,
the Tithing block here valued at $7.5,000,
Amelia Palace valued at $.‘10,000, But the
receiver appointed will not t>e limited in Ids
search for property to the items specified
herein. It is claimed by the church that the
Mormon church corporation was dissolved,
and a' Ihe April conference in 1887,
appointed three trustees, W. B. Preston,
presiding Bishop with counsellors
R. T. Benton, and John R.
Winder to take charge of such
property as the church was not allowed to
holfl. I'he argument will last two or three
AN INHUMAN HUSBAND.
He Forces Open His Wife’s Mouth and
Fires a Pistol into It.
Chattanooga, Oct. 19.—A horrible case
of a deliberate attempt at wife murder oc
curred at Dayton, noar this city, last night.
A man named McAllister, an Accident In
surance agent, went into bis wife’s room at
the Green Hotel, and opening her mouth
discharged a Smith & Wesson pistol into it,
the bullet penetrating the roof of the mouth
and lodging near the left eye. The unfortu
nate woman was in a delicate' condi
tion, which bad exasperated her husband
who bears a most unsavory reputation in
this section McAllister was arrested and
jailed, and there is talk of lynching him.
The murderer, after being placed in jail,
said that it was his purpose to kill his two
children and then himself, but he was taken
before he could accomplish this. At last
accounts the woman was not dead, but she
An Explosion Followed by a Fire.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 19. —An explosion
occurred tins morning in the store of Reed
& Feitz Bros., opticians, under the Hotel
Albemarle, which adjoins the Bijou Theatre
ori Sixth avenue. The store and the en
trance to the Bijou were badly wrecked.
The Hotel Alliemnrle caught fire but the
tlanios were soon got under control Eleven
persons were more or less seriously hurt, but
none of them are lielieved to have received
Natural gas is used. About 10:15 o’cloek
there were three terrific explosions simulta
neously in the cellars of I). Green, optician,
the Hotel Albemarle and the Bijou Theatre
The concussion shook buildings for several
squares and broke every plate-glass window
in tbo block. Almost instantly flames shot
up from various parts of the block, but be
fore they gained much headway they were
controlled, by the prompt work of the lire
department. The Hotel Albemarle, the
Bijou Theatre en:lance ami the shops which
fronted on Sixth street, letw>en the hotel
entrance and Library Hall, all wore terribly
shattered. Eight pei-sons wore seriously
hurt, two of them fatally, and at least as
many more were slightly hurt.
Sharp s Argument Postponed.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 19. —The argument
before the Court of Ap|>eals in the .Sharp
case has been postiionod until Oct. 27.
I PRICE 910 A YE AR
| A CENT* ACOPiT. f
LAID OX THE GAMBLERS.
THE INQUIRY INTO Mae WILLI A M3f
DEATH STILL ON.
Friends of tho Deceasod of the Opinion
That He Was Lured to Hla Death I
They Hold a Meeting and Retain
Frank Pope to Look After Their Side
of the Caao.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 19.—A call
was issued this morning for the friends of
Col. William Mac Williams to meet at Her
kimer Hall at 9 o'clock to consider what
steps should be token to vindicate his
memory. Thirteen gentlemen and two
reporters gathered there. Among the gen
tlemen present were ox-Mayor McQuaide,
Senators P. Murray, of Jacksonville, and A*
S. Mann, of Rrooksville; Gen. W. H.
Sobring and Frank Pope. Mr. McMurray
was elected chairman, and ho announced
that the object of the meeting was to see
that a full investigation was made into ths
shooting, as he and the late Col. MacWil
liams’ friends felt very sanguine that the
memory of their friend would then t>o vindi
cated. He said that a full and close in
vestigation would show that MacWillian'S
was lured to his death by the gamblers and
Other remarks of like character were
made, and finally Mr. Pope said he would
proceed with the investigation, ami leave
the question of compensation with them.
This was not exactly what they desired,
but it was accepted, on motion, and he was
directed to look after their interest at the
Coroner’s inquest. It was also suggested
that Dr. J. 11. Summers be requested
to be at the post mortem to
look out for their interests. The meeting
The Coroner's jury was in session again
to-day, and tho amount of worthless testi
mony token is wonderful. Justice McGill
is anew one, and can hardly control or
restrain the wonderful memory of some of
the witnesses as regards slight and unim
A DRUNKEN JUROR.
Yesterday one of the jury, a negro, waa
so much under the influence of liquor as to
lie unable to do his duty intelligently in
fact half tho time he was unable to sit. erect.
At 12:;;o o'clock to-day the doctors
finished their autopsy, ami, going into
court, presented their finding and swore to
it. Dr. Hummers said, in answer to Mr.
Pope's questions, that the wounds killed t l:o
man, and that it was impossible to .-ay
whether instant death would he
caused by such wounds. He said some per
sons might run 50 feet or more, while
others would drop Instantly. The follow
ing is a report of the autopsy:
We, the undersigned, commissioned to con
duct the autopsy upon the body of Mac Williams,
do hereby testify that the following conditions
1 Two gunshot wounds in the left breast, one
entering between the fourth and lifth ribs, the
other between the third and fourth, both in the
same general direction.
t!. The passage ot the bullets through the
thorax produced the following Injuries, viz: The
lowest bullet passing through the right and
left lung, destroying the lower lots- of
Iho latter and fracturing the fifth
rib. being removed from the subcutane
ous tissues covering the rib The upper
bullet passed through the ventricular wall of
the heart, penetrating the left lung and shatter
ing the right lung, fracturing the fourth rib
and being! removed from the snb-cutaneou*
tissue covering it,
3. The two bullets removed are presented fo<
examination of the court.
A. *7. Knioht,
T. L\ Summers,
Ohas. J. Burroughs.
Tho jury adjourned to-night till momirg.
The testimony given to-day was of the same
general character as that of yesterday.
MacWilliams’ friends are very bitter in tfia
matter and say that Bangs will be re
al-rested if liberated by the jury. Several
suspicious circumstances came to light to
day, but they are not sufficiently strong to
justify the conspiracy theory. MacWilJiama
was buried this afternoon. Rev. Dr. W. H.
Dodge, of the Presbyterian church, read the
burial services ut the undertaker’s rooms
and the corpse was escorted to the grave by
a delegation r>f Red Men and members of
the Irish National League. The feeling
here is growing bitter against gamblers, as
all this trouble is placed at, their door and
it needs but little to start a crusade against
A STRANGE CASE.
A Florida Girl Barking Like a Dog and
Starke, Fla., Oct. 19.—A strange case
which puzzles the medical fraternity and has
developed all the latent superstition of the
colored people of the community, oan be seen
near Starke, at the home of a very respec
table colored minister of tho Methodist
A young mulatto girl, not more than 18
years of age, was attacked suddenly about
two weeks ago with what was supf>osed to
be a fit. In a day or two alter the first at
tack she began to bark like a dog. This she
would continue to do for hours at a time.
She v aries this performance, it is
by vomiting roaches, bugs and what looks
like very young lizards.
The Morning News correspondent twice
visited the home of the girl, but, strange to
say, she was very quiet on euch occasion
and ba<l the ap(iearance of lieing in good
health. The colored people in attendance,
however, and many whites who live near,
say that she does bark for hours like a dog,
one, a very reliable colored man, says that
he held the liasin while she vomited two
The International Convention in Sea.
sion at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 10.—The twenty-fourth an
nual Grand International Convention of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
opened in the Central Music Hall at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon, with delegates pres
ent from all parts of the Union. Mayor
Roche welcomed the delegates on
behalf of the city in a short ad
dress. Bi>eeches were also made by Gov.
Oglesby, Kev. Dr. Thomas, Congressman
William E. Mason and others, with music
judiciously interspersed. The chief IJpaturo
of the afternoon exercises was the annual
address by Grand Chief Engineer P. M.
Arthur. After to-day the meeting will be
in secret and the rest of the time will be de
voted to general and free discussion of all
questions pertaining to the interests and
welfare of the order.
Memphis, Oct. 19.— A large number of
delegates to the Western Waterways Con
vention, which assembles here to-morrow,
have arrived and every Western and South*
eru State will be represented.
Wichita’s Stock Yards Burned.
Wichita, Kan., Oct. 19.—The stock yards
were totally burned this morning. The yartia
and hotel had just been completed at a oust