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PRYOR MAKES HIS PLEA.
JUSTICE HARLAN BOUND TO RUSH
THE CASE THROUGH.
The Counsel for the Anarchists Di
rected to Have Certain Parts of the
Record Ready for Examination this
Morning'- A Large Crowd in the
Washington, Oct. -1. —Long before 10:30
o’clock this morning, which was the hour
for the hearing of the application for a writ
of error in the Chicago Anarchist cases, the
conference room of the United States Su
preme Court in tho basement of tho capitol
was uncomfortably crowded with lawyers
and newspaper men who were waiting to
hear the proceedings. John Randolph
Tucker, Gen. Pryor, Gen. B. F. Butler,
('apt. Blake and all the other counsel for the
condemned prisoners were present and in
whispered consultation, but at 10:30 o’clock
neither Justice Harlan nor the record in the
cases had arrived. Five minutes later,
however, two men came in carrying with
difficulty a large blue tin-covered trunk,
corded with half inch rope, which contained
the voluminous record ami under the weight
of which the bearers visibly staggered. At
11:40 o'clock Justice Harlan entered the
conference room, and after greeting the
counsel and directing that all or the news
paper men be allowed to come in and take
such places as best suited their convenience,
he seated himself at his desk and called for
OPENING THE PROCEEDINGS.
As soon as the room had become quiet
Justice Harlan, without waiting for any
formal motion or application from the pris
oners’ counsel, said with slow deliberation:
“This is an application for a writ of error
to bring up for review by the Supreme
Court of the United States the judgment
of the Supreme Court of the State of Illi
nois, involving the liberty of one of the
petitioners and the lives of the others. The
time fixed for executing the sentence of
death is, I am informed, Nov. 11. Under
the circumstances it is my duty to facilitate
an early decision of an}’ ques
ion in the case of which the Su
preme Court of the United States may
properly take cognizance. If I should
allow a writ of error it is quite certain that
the counsel would have to repeat before
t hat court the argument which they pro
pose now to make before me. On the other
hand, if I should refuse the writ the defend
ants would be at liberty to renew their ap
plication before auy other Justice of the
Supreme Court, and as human life and
liberty are involved that Justice might feel
obliged, notwithstanding the previous re
fusal of the writ, to look into the case and
determine for himself whether a writ of
error should be allowed. If he also refused
t.ha defendants could take their
papers to some other mem
ber of the court, and so on
until each Justice had been applied to, or
until such Justice granted the writ. In this
way it is manifest that delays might occur
that would be very embarrassing in view of
the short time intervening between this day
and the date fixed for carrying into effect
the judgment of the State court. As the
ease is one of very serious character in
whatever aspect it may be re
garded I deem it proper to
make the order which I now do that the
counsel present this application to the court
in open session to the end that early and
final action may be had upon the question
whether that court has jurisdiction to re
view the judgment in this case. There is
no reason why it may not be presented to
the court at its session to-day. The coun
sel may state that the application is made
to the court pursuant to my decision.
I’RYOR MAKES T-HE APPLICATION.
When the Unitecl States Supreme Court re -
assembled to-day, ten minutes after the usual
hour, the court room was crowded with
people waiting anxiously to Invar the peti
tion fora writ of error in the cases of tho
Chicago Anarchists, which it was known
would bo made to tho full court in compli
ance with Justice Harlan's order. As soon
as the candidates for admission to the bar had
been disposed of Gen. Pryor, of the counsel
of the condemned Anarchists, rose and ad
dressed the court in support of the petition
for a writ of error. After reciting brifly
the history of the case, and stating that
■even of the prisoners were now under sen
tence of death, Mr. Pryor said he would
call the attention of the court to only two
points which he relied upon to show that
ihe cose at the bar presented Federal ques
i ions, and that such questions empowered
this court to take jurisdiction of
it and to grant the writ of error
prayed for. The first, of these points
related, he said, to the jury by which the
prisoners were tried, The Legislature of
the State of Illinois passed in March, 1874 —
that is, after the adoption of the fourteenth
■amendment, to the constitution—a law to
regulate ami govern the inipanelment of
juries in the State courts. By virtue of
that law the jury for the trial of a criminal
case might be made up, in part at least, of
units who bad formed an opinion with re
gard to the guilt or innocence of persons
accused, jurors who were partial and even
prejudiced men. The law made it possible
to put into the jury box men who had
termed an opinion as to a prisoner’s guilt,
which could not be removed except by
DONE IN THIS CASE.
This he believed had been done in t he ease
tinder consideration. Gen. Pryor then read
extracts from the record to show that
among the talismen in the Trial Court
1 here were men who admitted t hat they had
read newspapers and formed an opinion
with regard to the case and were therefore
partial. He said it abundantly appeared in
the record that at. least two of the jurors
whoi actually sat in the trial were persons
having prepossessions and prejudices of the
character described. Thus by the action of
’he lower court, he said, the Illinois statute
"ad lieen made to deprive the accused of
the right of trial by an impartial jury, had
abridged their privileges us citizens of the
1 ailed States, and was about to deprive
blent of life, etc., without due process of
The Chief Justice remarked that the only
uuestion for the court was whether the
statute was constitutional. If the court
erred in its administration of the statute
that was a question for ttie State's courts.
PRYOR’S SECOND POINT.
Gen. Pryor’s second point was that the
petitioners had lieen compelled in the Trial
Gourt to lie witnesses against themselves.
Bome of them were on the stand and in
-pite of the protests of their counsel they
" ere contprlled to submit to an unrestrained
cross-examination and to criminate them
selves. Compelling a man to testify against
himself is not due process of law. Further
more, after their arrest the police, without
any process of law, broke open tbeir
private desks and extracted from them
rilers and other criminating evi
enco and these letters, gotten without
tvs ' ,r<, cess of law, were used against them.
■ ben objection was raised it was overruled,
mid nn exception was taken. In conclu
'"W1 t Gen. Pryor said that, it was not neces
sary to refer specifically to the fifth antend
or fourteenth amendment, or any
ether particular amendment ns violated bv
the Illinois statute and the proceedings in
the State courts. He would simply say
broadly that these were questions raised un
der the Federal Con titutiou, “andnowyour
honors,” he said, “we submit to you on these
questions that there is a Federal question
raised which entitled the petitioners to the
writ of error prayed for.”
On the conclusion of Mr, Pryor’s speech
the chief justices held a brief whispered
consultation with several of the associate
justices, and then said: "Mr. Pryor, you
may have printed, at once, if possible, the
parts of the record which raises these ques
tions, and hand them to us this
afternoon or early to-morrow morning, and
on Monday we will indicate what is further
necessary to be done.”
Gen. Pryor bowed, and all the counsel for
the Anarchists and most of the large audi
ence which l ad assembled streamed out of
the court room into the corridor, discussing
the proceedings and the chances of the con
demned prisoners for a hearing before this
BUT LITTLE HOPE FOR THEM.
It is the opinion of the most of the law
yers who were in the Supreme Court room
U)-day when tho court was listening to Gen.
Roger A. Pryor’s presentation of the Anar
chists application for a writ, of error that
the court will deny the application on Mon.
day. This opinion is based on
their inferences from the inter
ruptions made by Chief Justice
Waite and Associate Justice Miller, both on
account of the questions asked and the man
ner of asking them. It is certain that the
action of Justice Harlan in referring the
counsel at once to the full bench, which
showed that any purpose they may hnve
had to go front one member of the court to
another with the same application was taken
by general agreement of the judges. It is
equally certain that the question asked by
the Chief Justice indicate an appreciation of
the weakness of the case.
EXCITEMENT AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Oct. 31. —There was a good
deal of excitement in the vicinity of the
county jail about 7 o’clock last night, when
thirty policemen marched into the main en
trance of the Criminal Court building, fol
lowed five minutes later by a detachment of
eighteen more. It was not until nearly 11
o’clock that the secret underlying these
strange movements of the police came out,
and then it was learned that nearly two
thirds of the force was being held in reserve
at the principal stations. The police learned
yesterday, through the secret service of the
department, that trouble was liable
to coine out at the massmeeting at
Battery D., and that if there was a collision
between the Reds and police, the former
might attempt an assault on the jail. There
was nothing tangible in the story, for there
was no regular nlan, so far as the secret
service officers were able to ascertain, but
only a sort of tacit understanding among
the disciples of the condemned seven. When
the news was communicated to Chief Ebcr
son he notified the Mayor, who in turn
notified Sheriff Matson, and a council of
war was held in the Mayor’s office, yester
ON THE SAFE SIDE.
It was decided that it would be good
policy to take every precaution necessary
for any emergency that might arise. The
crowd at Battery D was a restless one.
This was apparent to any observer, and
though 50 per cent, of the crowd could not
understand English, it was a noticeable fact
that the English speeches were more loudly
applauded than the German. There was a
heavy detail of police present which was
constantly augmented as the night wore on.
The officers were massed against the west
wall in a long platoon with Capt. Cuckney,
Lieut. Laughtin and Sergt. Gibbons at their
head. Chief of Police Eberson was also
present in citizen’s dress. He mingled with
the Anarchists and was not seen with
his subordinates. The force of detectives
was also surprisingly large. While the men
were willing to make public their presence,
it was apparent that each had been detailed
to watch the Anarchists very closely. A
sensational ’ tip” was out, but its real
nature can only be conjectured. As further
proof that the police were yesterday in pos
session of some information, it may be stated
that the guard about the jail last, night was
doubled. All night four big officers stood
at the Illinois street corner of the gloomy
bastile, while grouped in the court and along
the Dearborn and Michigan street fronts
were at least a dozen more guarrts. Several
detectives were stationed in various parts of
the building, aud the pedestrian who
stopped to loiter in the doep shadows cast
by the grim wall was quickly overhauled
A UNION TICKET.
Tammany and the County Democracy
Will Carry New York.
New York, Oct. 31. —The full conference
committees of Tammany Hall and the
County Democracy to-night nominated the
following Union-Democratic ticket:
For Justices of the Supreme Ceurt—
Morgan J. O’Brien and A. R. Lawrence.
For Judges of the City Court—H. T.
McGowan and W. F. Litsche.
For District Attorney—C'ol. John R. Fel
For President of the Board of Aldermen,
George W. Forster.
For Coroner, Dr. 51. J. B. Bessemer.
For Judge of the General Sessions, Ran
dolph B. Martine.
For Surrogate, Rastus Ransom.
For Comptroller, Theodore W. Myers.
TIIE PROGRESSIVE LABOR PARTY.
The Progressive Labor party to-night
nominated for District Attorney E. W.
Stiering. This is the only county nomina
tion the party will make.
WITHDRAWS FROM A TICKET.
Columbus, 0., Oct. 31.—Edward Clark,
candidate for member of the State Board of
Public Works on the Democratic ticket.,
to-day withdrew. He stated that an attack
had been made upon his character, based on
false charges discovered by a court a
quarter of a century ago, and he feels that
lie ought uot to place the committee in the
liosition of defending its action in placing
litu on the ticket.
Imputations Bring Blows.
Washington, Oct. 31.—William F. Mc-
Dennon, chief of the warrant division of
the Treat y Department, had a personal
encounter m tho entrance to Secretary Fair
child’s office this afternoon with Jerome F.
Mantling, a claim lawyer, growing out of
an intimation by the latter that Mr. Me
lennon received bribes. Mr. McLennon
struck lawyer Manning several blows in
the face, and the latter took refuge in Sec
retary Fairchild’s room.
Pacific Railway Affairs.
Washington, Oct. 31. —The Pacific Rail
way Commissioners are expected here next
week to confer with the President before
preparing their report on their investiga
tions just closed. They will probably bring
it summary of their conclusions with them
for submission to the President.
Bartley Campbell Recovering.
New York, Oct. 21.—Word rcaehed this
city to-day that Dr. Taleott, of the Middle
town Insane Asylum, has announced that
Bartley Campbell, the playwright, Is
rapidly recovering his health, and that he
will be able “to eat his Christmas dinner at
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1887.
CLEVELA ND’S RAPID TRIP.
HIS PARTY SPENDS AN HOUR RID
ING ABOUT ASHEVILLE.
One Thousand Hardy Mountaineers
Greet Him on Horseback in their
Working Clothes A Galloping Caval
cade Accompanies the Carriages on
the Drive Flight of the Train.
Asheville, N. C., Oct. 31.—The Presi
dential party reached here at 10:15 o’clock
this morning. They were met by the entire
population, ahd escorted through the city
in carriages. They remained half an hour.
This morning’s run of the President's
special train, between sunrise and late
breakfast, took in the ascent of the great
smoky spur of the Alleghanies, the line lying
for fifty miles or more beside the French
Broad river. Not all the tourists were up
and the laggards missed the panorama,
whose varied charms are nowhere sur
passed. At Hot Springs Senators Ransom
and Vance and Congressman Henderson
boarded the train and accompanied the
President to Asheville. About 8 o'clock the
watches of the party, which were set back
three weeks ago at Pittsburg, were ad
vanced from Central to Eastern time.
AN HOUR AT ASHEVILLE.
Old Fort, N. C., Oct. 21.— The stop at
Asheville. N. C M was scheduled for only
fifteen minutes, but it lasted an hour. The
municipal authorities and a host of citizens
welcomed the President at the station, and
escorted him and his companions to car
riages, and took them through
the town. The way for half a mile
was up a steep hill and it struck
the guests as an oddity that their conduc
tors, in calling attention to the natural
beauty of the situation, should refer to the
locality as a valley. Therefore North Caro
lina was better understood when the summit
was reached from which on all sides could
be seen from ten to fifty miles distant the
tops of the Blue Ridge,’ Balsam range, the
Smokers and Black mountains, hemming in
a fertile regie®, whose knolls, from 500 to
800 feet, were dwarfed to pigmies in
comparison. The party's most active escort
was a score of ladies and gentlemen on
horseback who led the way up aud down
the steep mountain roads in a gallop. A
feature of the reception was the line formed
by 1,000 mounted mountaineers and country
people, clad in their every-day habits, but
with their bridles bedecked with little flags
and their equipages trimmed with ever
greens. From Asheville eastward the rail
way kept close company with the Swannoa.
The mountain scenery was no less grand
than tliat of the earlier morning. A few
minutes after noon the train shot through
the tunnel under the uppermost crest of the
Alleghanies and began its descent of the
RUNNING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.
Morganton, N. C., Oct. 31.—During the
descent of the mountain along the banns of
Mill creek, the headwaters of Catawba,
the entire party, including the wife and
daughter of Senator Ransom, who came on
at Asheville, assembled in the observatory,
the President aud Mrs. Cleveland standing
most of the way on the platform. Maj.
Mcßee, the railroad superintendent, called
attention to the points of interest, a dozen
of which were in sight at one time. The
remarks of the least poetic of the tourists
were broken and ejaculatory, while the
artist became also incoherent and wanted to
CHEERING MRS. CLEVELAND.
Tecumseh, Ala., Oct. 21. —At Calera, a
junction point in Alabama, where the train
stopped to change engines, 3,000 or 4,000
persons were assembled, and among them
500 workmen from Birmingham, who had
come on a special train with their cars gayly
decorated. Here three cheers were given
for Sirs. Cleveland and the President. Mrs.
Cleveland remarked notto voce: "They have
got the wrong end first.” But the President
thought the people knew what they were
WHIZZING PAST LYNCHBURG.
Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 31.—The Presi
dential special train passed here at 11 o’clock
KILLED IN A COLLISION.
Two Men Meet Instant Death on the
Rails in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 21. —A colli
sion on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St.
Louis railroad, between two freight
trains this morning at 1 o’clock
resulted in the instant death of
A. W. Wallace and an unknown
man, besides injuring three other persons
on one of these trains. One of the collid
ing trains belonged to the Memphis and
Charleston road, which uses the track of
the Nashville road to this city. The road
was blocked for fifteen hours.
THE ST. ALBANS CRASH.
Charleston. W. Va., Oct. 21.—Those
persons who were most seriously injured in
the railroad accident at St. A (bans yester
dav are yet unable to continue their jour
ney. The parties who are worst hurt are:
Mrs. C. Millar, of New York city, and her
husband, who sustained painful bruises,
while their little child suffers with a con
tused head. The family were en route to
C B. Slatonstill, of Independence, Mo.,
suffered an incised orbital wound, had his
side injured, and also his left hand.
W. F. Hitchcock, of Springfield, Mass.,
had his right clavicle broken. He was en
route for Kansas, returning from a visit to
Mrs. Frienberg and child, of New York
city, who was en route to join her husband
at Chattanooga, suffered with concussion of
W. M r . Simmons, of New York city, had
his arm and collar bone broken.
Mrs. Millar seems to have received the
most dangerous injuries, she being enciente.
There were about 150 passengers on the
train, which consisted of a haggage and ex
press cars and four coaches, and out of the
number on tho train there were twenty-one
persons injured, all of whom except seven
went on their journey carrying with them
minor scratches aud bruises. The railroad
people are very reticent about the affair,
notwithstanding that the company is not to
blame for the accident.
The Inter-Provincial Conference.
Quebec, Oct. 21.—The Inter-provincial
Conference held a two hours session to-day.
The members would not talk about the
meeting, saying it had been decided to keep
the proceedings secret: but it has been
learned that Premier Norquav, of Mani
toba, protested against the Federal Gov
ernment's disallowance of the Red River
railway bill, and that his protest received
the universal indorsement of the conference.
Louisville, Oct. 21.—At the final session
of tho Protestant Episcopal Church Cou
gress this morning tho tdWc, “Prayer Meet
ings,” was discussed. The delegates who
took fiart wore as follows: Rev. Walter
Baker, of Covington, Ky.; Revs. E. L.
Stoddard, of Jersey City; Rev. Oluzebrook,
of Klizaliel.h. X. J"; ltev. Maturin, of Phila
delphia; Rev. Wilson, of New York city,
ana Rev. ftilev, of Neshotsti. Win.
BELIEVERS IN RIVER ROUTES.
Col. W. C. Percy, of Mississippi, Makes
the Speech of the Day.
Memphis, Tens., Oct. 21.—The Western
Waterways Convention assembled this
morning at 9:30 o’clock and was called to
order by Judge Clapp, after which ex-Oov.
E. O. Stanard, of Missouri, the permanent
chairman, was installed and made an able
speech. Pending the retirement of the
Committee on Resolutions, the convention
was entertained by speeches from Judge R.
S. Taylor, of Indiana, a member of
the river Commission: Judge Prendergast,
of Chicago; Hon. E. C. Hooker, of Missis
sippi; Hon. John Baker, of Illinois, and
Col. W. A. Percy, of Mississippi. The last
named gentleman made the speech of the
day and occupied two hours in its delivery,
during which the attention of the conven
tion never flagged.
RIVER AND HARBOR BILLS.
It was a powerful presentation of the
merits of the river and harbor bills, and the
Speaker urged the convention to stand by
that method of legislation at all hazards,
and not to consent to disassociate the Mis
sissippi river and other great streams from
the smaller channels of commerce. He in
sisted that the attempt to make a separate
measure of the Mississippi river improve
ments would result in a dismal failure. His
remarks seemed to echo the sentiment
of the convention and will doubtless be re
flected in the report of the committee on
resolutions, of which he is a member.
Resolutions of regret at the sudden death of
President H. A. Montgomery of the Mem
phis Jockey Club were adopted by a rising
In the afternoon the Committee on Reso
lutions repoi-ted. The salient i>oints of the
resolutions are as follows: The declarations
of the previous river improvement conven
tion are confirmed. The failure of the ap
propriation to continue the improvement of
our Western waterways is recalled with re
gret and meets with the disapproval of this
convention. Congress is invoked to regard
the interests of the people of the
great Mississippi valley and Northwest
in this matter, and it is demanded
that appropriations be made suffi
cient to prosecute intelligently and suc
cessfully the work of river improvement
in the interest of our commerce.
The lighthouse and snag and dredge boat
services are asked to be extended. It is
provided that a commit ee consisting of one
delegate at large from each State, and one
from oach Congressional district represented
in the convention be appointed by each
State delegation present, who shall be
charged with the duty of preparing as soon
as practicable a memorial to the Congress
of the United States in behalf of the dele
gates comprising the convention and the
people whom they represent in support of
and in accordance with the foregoing reso
lution. The committee is authorized to
take such measures as may be necessary
to procure due Congressional consideration
of the resolutions. The Mississippi and
Missouri river Commissions are approved,
as are the Hennepin canal project and the
opening of Bayou Plaquemine, Louisiana,
by locks The method of embodying all
appropriations for the improvement of
rivers and harbors in one bill is commended
as a wise and proper method of dealing with
practical legislation, and securing a fail
distribution of the people’s money for the
lieneiit of the whole jxsople. The charges so
freely made that it is tainted with corrup
tion are utterly repudiated, and it is main
tained that river aud harbor leg
slation is more than usually
free from the infirmities of human
legislation. The report continues: “We
affirm our absolute conviction that it is
only through the river and harbor bills an
nually promoted in Congress that Western
waterways can hope for any assistance
from the general government, and that it is
the plain duty of all friends of that
system to give to that measure, as
a whole and in its entirety, their
cordial, unqualified and aggressive sup
port.” It also recommends that special ap
propriations lie made to maintain and pro
tect the harbors of the principal towns and
cities of Mississippi. The chairman was au
thorized to call the convention for the West
ern waterways for the year 1888 at such
time and place as he may designate. The
report was unanimously adopted, and the
convention adjourned sine die.
DUN & CO.’S REVIEW.
The Firm Fails to Find a Silver Lining
to the Clouds.
New York, Oct. 31.— R. G. Dun & Co.’s
review of trade for the week ending Satur
The markets show the influence of two
powerful opposing forces. The great ex
pansion of the currency, with ease follow
ing the stringency in the money markets of
the chief cities, tends to lift prices and re
vive speculation. But a shrinkage in the
demand for many products, a natural re
sult of the partial failure of tho crops,
makes distribution less active awl collec
tions less prompt than expected, while the
losses in past speculations, and the begin
ninp of the reaction in real estate, make the
prospect less favorable in some sections.
The improvement in prices, for which
many looked in vain a week a"o, has ap
fmared in several markets. Stocks sank last
Saturday to the lowest average for seven
teen months, but have improved consider
ably during the week.
Wheat has risen Speculation is
growing active at Chicago again. Corn has
advanced about lc., though hogs and pork
products have slightly declined.
Cotton is a shade higher, with large
speculative purchases based on reports of
Sugar is more strong by the formation of
the trust to control refining.
Wool is more firm, though not higher,
and the prices of cattle are a shade higher.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during the last seven days
number for the United State* 172 aud for
Canada 29, or a total of 301 failures as com
pared with a total of 203 last week and 212
the week previous.
Suspected of the Rahway Murder.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 21.—Frank
Credetord, also known as Crawford, whose
name has boon connected with the latest
clew hi the Rihwav murder mystery as a
tramp weaver and whom the dead girl was
said to have married, was arrested in this
city at a late hour to-night. The detectives
will give no further information than the
mere fact of the arrest.
Twenty-Five Stores Burned.
Minneapolis, Oct. 21. A disastrous tire
yesterday morning destroyed two entire
blocks In’ the business centre of Marietta,
Win. About twenty-five stores, besides a
number of dwellings, were burned, entail
ing a lose of $200,00P.
A Steamer Ashore.
Chatham, Mash., Oct. 21. —The steamer
Alleghany from Baltimore for Boston with
coal came ashore here in a heavy gale this
morning. The crew and passengers were
Appointed Storekeeper and Gauger.
Washington. Oct. 31.—Tim Secretary of
the Treasury to-day appointed David M.
Davis to lie etorekeerier and at Kins
ton. S' ('
CLERKS IN PARTY WORK.
COMMISSIONER EDGERTON EX
PRESSES HIS VIEWS.
He Says They Have the Work to Do
for Associations for Political Pur
poses The Commissioner Charged
with the Enforcement of the Law,
but not Required to do Detective
Washington, Oct. 21. —Civil Service
Commissioner Edgorton, during an inter
view had with him by an Associated Press
reporter to-day, was asked if in his opinion
government clerics and other employes, had a
right, unabridged by the civil service law,
to associate themselves together as a society
or association, for the purpise of advancing
the interests of any political party, and
whether such societies or associations
have a right to assess their members or re
ceive from them contributions for political
“Unquestionably they have that right,”
replied Mr. Edgerton.
“When a person has successfully passed a
civil service examination and has been
duly certified and permanently ap
pointed to the classified service,
the commission’s authority ceases,
and his action thereafter is controlled by
the appointing power. From that moment
his action is outside of the control, authority,
influence or power of the Civil Service Com
mission. lie is entirely outside their juris
ENFORCEMENT OK THE LAW.
“But,” inquired the reporter, "is not the
commission charged with the enforcement
of the civil service law, and does not that
law prohibit such contributions!”
“Certainly,” said Mr. Edgerton, “but
that law has nothing to do with individuals
outside their offices or official positions.
Nothing is said about associations. The
commission is not licensed as a
detective association, nor clothed with its
functions or authority. Ex-Commissioners
Eaton and Gregory, in a letter to tho Presi
dent dated Oct. 19,1885, state that it hardly
need be said that the commission has no au
thority concerning the enforcement of the
criminal provisions of the civil service act."
“What are your views in regard to Mr.
Oberly’s recent order that the members of
any political committee or aseociation, or
any one engaged in the work of promoting
t he interests of any political party shall not
be eligible for appointment on the boards of
Civil Service Examiners!” was asked.
“1 think such order is not justified by the
law or any order made by the President.
It involves a political inquiry by the com
mission, a right or privilege denied it by
law,” was the reply. “I thoroughly believe
in an honest interpretation of the civil
service law. I believe in enforcing that law
in the manner Congress intended to have it
enforced, but I do not believe in straining
after something, nobody knows what, for
political or personal effect, and I believe the
President and three fourths of the Demo
cratic party will sustain my position.”
THREE MILLIONS IN DEBT.
O. G. Francklyn Unable to Hand Over
Hia Kinsman’s Property.
New York, Oct. 21. —Charles G. Franck
lyn, who was locked up late last night in
Ludlow street jail, is still in custody, having
been unable to procure the bail of SSOO, OtX)
required. The suit in which his arrest was
made was brought by Sir Baohe
Cunard. The complainant alleges
that on Sept. 24, 1872, he
engaged Fran "klyn as his agent, and en
trusted to him the managementof his estate,
consisting of about $10,000,000 worth of
bonds and other securities. Oct. 6, 1883, he
gave him SIOO,OOO more. In July, 1885, Sir
Bache demanded a return of his property,
and on Sept. 25 Francklyn gave him $323.-
650 Sir Bache claims that Francklyn is
still indebted to him to the amount
of $3,000,000, balance and accu
mulation of interest. When Sir Bache
came to this country and made
a demand in pei-son for the return of his
property the defendant admitted that he
hod converted to bis own use securities
to the amount of $500,000 and was unable to
deliver them. The defendant requested the
plaintiff not to proceed against hirn, saying
that he would be able in time to repay the
full amount. Relying on this, and not
wishing to disgrace Francklyn, who was
his cousin, Sir Bache trusted him further.
The matter has been allowed to run along
until now. Francklyn is in arrears to the
amount of $3,000,000.
EAST AND WEST BONDHOLDERS.
A Committee to Investigate the Affairs
of the Road.
New’ York, Oct. 21. —A harmonious
meeting of bondholders of the East and
West railroad of Alabama was held to-day
at No. 11 Wall street. Bondholders repre
senting over $1,000,000 worth of securities
were present, and they united in electing
Frank C. Hollins Chairman. J. S. Silver
stated that various reports were in circula
tion relating to the condition of the prop
erty. and he thought it advisable that the
bondholders should make an examination to
satisfy themselves as to the facts. It was
suggested that a committee of investigation
should lie appointed as the best way to
secure the information. Attention was
called to the fact that an informal meeting
of the Grovestoen & Pell’s creditors was
making an investigation, but that was
not deemed satisfactory, and Chairman
Hollins appointed the following committee
to represent the bondholders: J. 11. Brown
ing, E. F. Browning, A. Prentice, T. H.
Unison. J. 8. Silver, R. W. Webb und F.
HANGED FOR MURDER.
The Culprit Resigned to His Fate and
Willing to Die.
Tallulah, La. , Oct. 21.—Andrew Flem
ing (colored) was hanger! here at 2 o’clock
this afternoon for the murder of Demp
Bonyon. A large crowd of negroes had as
sembled to witness the execution, but the
law was rigidly enforced and only the num
ber of persons allowed by law were per
mitted to be present as witnesses. The
execution took place within the prison in
closure. A negro minister attended Flem
ing in his cell during the morning. On the
scaffold the condemned man appeared re
signed to his fate ami professed a willing
ness to die. t
American Shipping Interests
Boston, Oct. 21.—The eonvention of the
American Shipping and Industrial League
met here to-day, Otis Inman, of the Boston
Chamber of Commerce, presiding. Mayor
O’Brien welcomed the delegates. J. F. Bliss
was chosen Secretary. Ten States were
represented by thirty-two organizations ami
110 delegates. Hon. V, R. Hpofford, of
Massachusetts, was chosen President, and
made an address, in which he di son seed the
incline of American shipping and various
OJMuumi which had I sen nrooocv! foe “
ripes-dte , ,e uuu.e c> ,
Mr. s-v-ey, b,m. YV. VV. Craud and others.
CHURCHILL ON THE STUMP.
He Devotee Hls*Speech to a Compari- j
eon of Admlnlstratione.
London, Oct. 21.—William Graham,
barrister, nus been instructed to draw papers
for the Times’ defense in the action brought
against that paper by Frank H. O’Donnell
for X.>0,000 damages for libel in publishing
remarks about him in its article on “Par
nellism and Crime.” Henry James and
Lurnley Smith will defend the Times.
I-ord Randolph Churchill made an address
at Seaham to-day, in which he said that, a j
comparison of the administrations in Ire- ;
land of Lord Londonery and his predeces- |
sor, the Earl of Aheerdeen, would show
that Lord Londonery’s government was
marked with gravity, propriety and de
cency which it would be difficult to discern
iu that of the Earl of Aberdeen. That of
Lord Ijondonerv was free from the melan
choly and unfortunate eccentricities of Iw
liavior which astonished the public during
the Earl of Aberdeen’s government.
NO PASHAS JN IRELAND.
Lord Churchill also said that he believed
Mr. Gladstone and his supporters, judging
from their language, supposed Ireland to lie
governed by Turkish Pashas, or by a
system similar to that of the Spanish in
quisition, but the government wus com
posed of men as respectable and honorable
as Mr. Gladstone. The law of Ireland was
the same as that of England. The
government was unable to fix the
terms of special criminal laws because
they had no knowledge that would enable
them to say at what time these laws would
cease to be necessary. At a time when the
air was thick with enemies it was the duty
of the Conservative par tv to spread correct
information. If the people were correctly
informed they would favor the maintenance
of the Union.
MUZZLING THE PRESS.
Dublin, Oct. 21.—The police of Ki Harney
have forbidden the newspajiers of that place
to expose placards of United Ireland or
other newspapers containing reports of
meetings of proclaimed branches of the
DRUNKENNESS AT THE JUBILEE.
Canon Weldon Disgusted by What He
Saw In London.
Dublin, Oct. 21.—At a meeting of the
Church of Ireland Temperance Society
Canon YVeldon, who recently received an
appointment in England, made an address,
in which he said he hoped the Queen would
find a more suitable way to honor her hus
band's memory than by sending her sons
and sons-in-law to the top of the Highland
mountains to drink raw whisky. He was
present, he said, at this year’s festival in
honor of the presence of the Queen, and he
never saw a more disgusting and revolting
scene of drunkenness. It surpassed the tra
ditions of Donuybrook Fair. The effect was
visible for many days in men with sodden
eyes and staggering gait.
Excavations at Jerusalem.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21.—Excavations
at Jerusalem on the ground belonging to
the Russian government have resulted in
the discovery of the remains of the ancient
town wall and the position of the gates of
the town during the lifetime of the Saviour,
through which the Saviour passed to
Golgotha. The Grand Duke Serguis, Presi
dent of the Palestine Society, invites sub
scriptions to the fund for the purpose of
preserving these relics.
Cotton Badly Packed.
London, Oct. 21.—The Board of Trade
has concluded its inquiry into the loss of the
Inman lino steamer City of Montreal,
wbicli was burned at sea Aug. 10, while on
a voyage from New York to Liverpool.
The board decides that neither the owners
nor officers of the ship were blamablo for
the disaster, and that, the cotton in the
steamer's cargo, iu which the fire was first
discovered, was not properly packed.
Lord Lyons to Res gn
London, Oct. 22, 4 a. m.— The Daily
jVe it's says there is reason to believe that
Lord Lvons is about to retire from the
British Embassy in Paris in favor of Lord
Litton. The Newt adils that if Lord Lyons
does not desire to retire and is being sacri
ficed to some nlwurd superauuation idea and
ml tapeism, Lord [Salisbury deserves the
severest censure that can be passed upon a
A Bishop’s Oath.
Berlin, Oct. 21.—Bishop Kopp, the new
Prince Bishop of Breslau, took the oath of
civil allegiance to the Emperor yesterday.
This is the first instance of such an oath
being taken since the opening of the Kul
turkampf. and it is due to the fact that the
oath has recently been modified sc as to
render it unobjectionable to prelates.
Russia Ready for the Czar.
Moscow, Oct,. 21.—Preparations are be
ing made at Kremlin for the reception of
the Czar. On leaving Moscow the Czar will
go to the South of Russia,
Milan and Ferdinand to Meet.
Vienna, Oct. 21.—King Milan of Servia
will meet Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria at
Pirot on the occasion of the opening of the
Switzerland and the Socialists.
Berne, Oct, 21.—The Federal Council has
resolved to watch for and prevent the in
tended Anarchist meeting in Switzerland.
STUCK TO THE SHIP.
The Fate of Thirty-Six People Who Re
fused to Take to Boats Unsolved.
New York, Oct. 31.— An Antwerp special
to the Telegram says: “The Norwegian
bark Bravo has just arrived from Charles
ton, and rejiorts that on Sept. 20, in latitude
38’, longitude 49\ west, she picked up Capt.
Cunha, Capt. Cunha’s wife, two sailors and
sixteen passengers of the American schooner
Carrie YV < ’lark. The Clark was bound
from Fayal to Boston. She encountered a
hurricane on Sept. 17, and after consider
able laboring, caused by a tremen
dous sea, the foremast had* to be
cut away. A few moments afterward
a tremendous sea and gust of wind struck
the vessel, and the main most went by the
board, breaking off about thirty feet above
the deck. A remarkable part of the story
brought by the Bravo is that while the
captain thought best to desert the schooner
crew and passengers to the number of
thirty-six remained aboard, refusing to
leave her, depending upon what was left of
the mainmaot to rig a sail on, and bring the
vessel safely into port. Their fate Is un
Holy Trinity’s Imported Pastor.
New York, Oct. 21.—1n the United
States Circuit Court to-day suit was entered
against Holy Trinity Church, on which a
fine of SI,OOO was imposed for violating the
contract labor law in engaging the services
of Rev. E. Walpole YVnrreu, of England,
as pastor. A tost case will be made or this,
anil much interest Is evinced in the result.
Snow at Detroit.
Detroit, Oct. 21.—The first snow storm
of the season oeeiirml to dev
i PRICE $lO A YEAR I
| 5 CEATS A COPY, f
TAMPA NO BETTER OFF.
THREE DEATHS AND TWELVE NEW
CASES IN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
The Weather Cooler, but the Fevet
Shows No Decrease in Virulence—
Jacksonville Willing to Raise the
Quarantine Against Palatka If Sa
vannah Is—A Railroad Withdraws
Tami-a, Fla. , Oct. 21.—1n the last twenty-"
four hours there have been three dtaths—
Mrs. J. M. Miller, J. McKinzie and Carlos
V. Penyo, tho latter in Ybor City—and
twelve new cases. It is cool with a north
east. wind. Several cases are considered
critical. The hospital is ready for occn
paucy. Tho Executive Committee of the
City Council has negotiated a. loan to re
lieve the sick and destitute. The Savannah
nurses have not yet arrived. The County
Commissioners have as yet, done nothing.
The resident city officials have at last taken
the bull by the horns and are after Yellow
Jack’s microbes with blood in their eye. V
majority of tho Council ] re still enjoying
the company of their country cousins.
Though the weather is cooler the fever i*
not abating. If the refugees continue tc
return quarantine will be declared in self
defense. The Mayor is having the city
Jacksonville, Fla., Get. 21.—Jackson
ville has raised S7OO for Tampa so far, and
will double that. Frank Osborne of the
Southern Express Company, has offered to
transport free of charge all donations of
food and wearing apparel for tno stricken
people of Tampa.
Rumors reached here to-day of the death
of a Tampa refugee at Altoona, but the re
port is not, confirmed. Dr. Mitchell received
a telegram from the Volusia County Board
of Health to-day, saying that there is no
truth in the rumor. No trouble is appre
hended oven if tho rumor is so, as Altoona
is in a high pine region and fever could uot
Palatka'.s quarantine will be raised very
soon if the Savannah authorities agree to it.
The board here is of the opinion that it
is safe, and then all efforts will be concen
trated towards keeping the Tumpa quaran
tine up to its present standard.
Palatka, Fla., Oct. 21.—The Board of
Health to-day ordered the following to be
sent to Burgeon General Hamilton: “You
are officially informed that there ha* been
no yellow fever in Putnam county since the
case of the refugee from Tampa, reported
to you as having died on Oct. 13 at Inter
lachen, eighteen miles West of Palatka.
There is great indignation here over the
continuance of the quarantine.”
A train from St. Augustine ou the St.
Augustine and Palatka road stopped this
evening at Merritteld, eighteen miles from
Rt. Augustine. The conductor walked halt
a mile to meet the Putnam county inspector.
He informed the inspector that if
the latter insisted upon boarding
the train, his instructions were to
prevent him and run the train back
to Bt,. Augustine and that no more trains
would be run until the quarantine was
raised. The inspector said he must obey
orders, and the conductor at once ordered
the train back to St. Augustine. There
were no passengers aboard. There are no
known cases of any serious illness in Palatka,
VIGIuANTS AND OUTLAWS.
A Desperate Battle Fought on the Ar
Little Rock. Ark., Oct 21.—A special
to the Arkansas Gazette f‘om YVamulla, I.
TANARUS., via Muskogee this eve <ng says: “Qn
Thursday a desperate fight took place on the
north fork of the Arkansas river, between
Bud Trainer's gang of outlaws and a vigt,
lance committee under the leadership of
Robert Henderson, a Scottish half-breed,
who followed them from Duck worth’s store,
in the Creek Nation, on the occasion
of a raid there on Wednesday. It, appears
that the outlaws finding out tho size of the
force which was following them decided to
risk an encounter and made haste to reach
the river banks where they could find shel
ter behind the trees and in the ravines
which line toe banks on either side. In this
they succeeded, so that, wh "ii the vigilant*
came up thev were entirely, for a time, at
the mercy of two score of men who knew
not what mercy was.
GETTING IN POSITION.
Henderson then took his ineu a short dis
tance up the river, where a fording place
could be found, then crossed and took up
positions on the other side of the stream
from and where his men were
as well protected as those of Trainers. The
river at this point is only about 10 feet wide
and across this distance from Thursday
morning until Thursday night bullet* were
singing on their mission of death. When
the Vigilant* hail sue."-ceded in obtaining
this position they found that they had lose
three men and two more were seriously
wounded. As Trainor found the enemy
in his rear on the opposite side
of the river he sent half of his men
down the stream to cross and come up on
the other side, fighting under cover of the
trees. In this coup detat they were sur
prised by the avengers, who met them half
way andopened tire upon them, checking
their course and driving them panic stricken
and precipitately back. In endeavoring l<B
rally his men Bill Chuett was killed, anff
before the river could be reached and
forded, John Lerch, one of the robbers
gang, was shot off his horse
but was not killed. The fight from this on
was continued across the stream, the banks
of which were lined at distances of about
five rods apart with sharp shooters. N<J
sooner was a head, arm or any part of a
body visible on either side than a leaden
bullet was seeking to find lodgement there.
As Thursday night was coming, Henderson
called his men in for consultation, when it
was found that of his force eight men
were killed outright and eight others had
received serious, though not fatal wounds.
The force was in this way reduced one-half,
and it was thought best to remove th£
wounded hero and go back home and stir up
reinforcements. Tho dead were buried and
tho wounded, it was found after dressing
their wounds, were able to return horns
with the rest, of the party. It is thought thaf
as many of the outlaws were killed as of ths
pursuing party, though this will never be
known. Henderson says he will collect lOfl
men and follow the robbers to hades, If ne>*
iwsary, but that ho will wipe them out,
Heurv Ayres, a well-to-do stock man for the
Cherokee nation, who was one of the party
with Henderson, says that Bud Trainr was
killed during tho tight. He Is of the opinion
that not less than fifteen were killed ou*
right upon both sides, and thinks that one,
half the outlaws who were not killed
wore wouuded. It is by no means certain
that another party will be organized to
hunt down the outlaws, as it is thought tM
severe lesson they have been taught will
tend to drive them from the Territory, oi
at least to put a quietus on their lawlessness
Hunstville. Ala., Oct. 21.—The South"
ern Forestry Congress will meet in this city
on Oct. 26. A large attendence of dele
gates from the South will be present as
well as some from the National Forestry