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CLKItKS IN PARTY RANDS.
LYMAN SIDES WITH OBERLY ON
Associations of the State Order Con
sidered Very Objectionable, if Not
Illegal Demoralization of the Public
Service Considered a Certain Out
come of Their Existence.
Washington, Oct. 25. —Civil Service
Commissioner Lyman, who has just re
turned to the city, was interviewed by an
Associated Press reporter to-day. In reply
to inquiries by the reporter, Mr. Lyman
-aid that he had read Commissioner Oberiy's
letter to the Illinois Association and the re
ported interview with Commissioner Edger
ton on the points raised and discussed in the
letter, and that in the main his views coin
cided with those of Mr. Oberlv. He re
garded associations of the character of the
Illinois Association, whether composed
of Democrats, Republicans, Labor re
formers, temperance advocates or whatnot
as very objectionable, if not illegal, and
certain to a greater or less extent to demor
alize the public service, and to defeat one
object of the civil service law, viz.: To secure
a non-partisan service within t :e sphere of
tire operation of the law—a service non
partisan in fact and non-partisan in attitude
and action, in which partisan politics as a
trade shall have no place.
OPEN TO ALL PARTIES.
“Such service,” he said, “would be made
up of men of all parties; men who might in
truth hold, and on suitable occasions give
expression to, strong political views, but
who would bpld expression and advocacy of
those views in subordination to the public
interest, and in so doing would yield no
whit of their rights or privileges as
citizens. It is clearly the right of
a citizen —of every citizen,” said Mr.
Lyman, “to hold and express, in word and
act, political views; but it is not the right
of any citizen, who is also a public servant,
to so give expression to his political views,
pitber in word or act, as to bring discord
and coni'nsion into the public service. Re •
pose is a normal and necessary condition of
"ffieieney in the public service, and it needs
no great wisdom to see that the organiza
l ion of that service into warring political
factions would be utterly destructive of that
A QUEER SPECTACLE.
“Once concede," ho continued, “that the
adherents in the public service of a party
in power may organize themselves into as
sociations for the purpose of maintaining
that party in power, and under impartial
action of the civil service law the right
must also be conceded to those in the service
opposed to the party in power to organize
themselves into associations for the
purpose of overthrowing that party,
and driving it out of power,
end when all parties are thus organized,
and the members of the association of each
are actively engaged in endeavors to oust
from the service the members of the asso
ciations of others—for that is just the direc
tion their activity will take sooner or later,
no matter what their profession—what a
spectacle will be presented to the gaze of the
country. The bare thought of the possi
bility of such a condition of things, result
ing from the organization of partisan polit
ical associations in the public service, is
enough to condemn the whole movement,
and Should secure its instant abandonment.'’
Upon the subject of assessments or con
tributions for political purposes he said:
“Such associations cannot be maintained
without niorev, and the payment of money
in the shape lues or otherwise by their
members v. nar iin thA public service, to
the treasurer, also in that service, would be
a clear violation of section 14 of the
civil service law, and the receipt of every
Rich payment of money, or other
valuable thing by such Treasurer, would be
an equally clear violation of section 11 of
the civil service law. But it is claimed that
mi >ney or any other thing of value may be
paid to a Treasurer who is not in the public
service without violating the law. This is
not so clear. The law provides that no
officer, clerk or other person in the service
of the L T nited States States shall, directly
or indirectly, give,or hand over to any other
officer, clerk or person in the service of the
United States any money or other valuable
thing on account of, or to be applied to, the
promotion of any jiolitical object whatever.
ACTS AS AN AGENT.
“The Treasurer of one of these State as
Bociations, whether he be in the service or
or not, acts as agent of the association,
which is his principal, and in receiving
money or any other valuable thing receives
it as such agent, for his principal, and holds
it subject to the disposition of that princi
pal. Every member of such an association,
therefore, if this reasoning be correct, who
pays dues to its Treasurer, does, directly or
indirectly, hand over to every other member
money or a valuable thing which he thus
pays, and in so giving violates the law, and
every other member of the association in so
receiving violates the law.’’
BOARDS OK EXAMINERS.
Refering to Mr. Oberiy's recent order de
claring membei-s of political committees in
eligible for appointment on boards of civil
service examiners, Mr. Lyman said: “If it
is objectionable for employes in the classi
fied civil service to organize themselves into
partisan political associations, it is much
more objectionable for the mem tiers of
boards of civil service examiners to be
members of such associations, or
of' committees organized for political
work. The members of these boards must
be absolutely free from any suspicion of
partisanship in their action—a thing impos
sible so long as they are active in such asso
ciations or on such committees —and it is
clarly the right and duty of the Civil Ser
vice Commission to see to it that its boards
of examinefs aro free from every just sus
picion of partisanship in their actions.”
Cleveland and His Cabinet.
W ABHINGTON, Oct. 25.—The regular meet
ings of the. Cabinet were resumed to-day.
All the members were present excepting
Secretary Whitney, who is out of the city.
The animal reports and the President’s mes
sage to Congress were the principal subjects
Birmingham’s New Postmaster.
Washington. Oct. 25. —The President
has appointed Maurice B. Throckmorton
postmaster at Birmingham,Ala.,vice Henry
J. Winn, resigned.
Made a Store Keeper.
Washington, Oct. Bs.—The Secretary
of the Treasury to-day appointed John W.
MoKerald t o be Store Keeper and Gauger at
Hillsboro, N. C.
A Steamer Wrecked.
CAi.LiNGwoon. Ont.. Oct. 35. —The
steamer City of Owens of the Caliingwood
Transit Company’s line was wrecked half a
mile east of Capperton Island light house,
during a heavy gale Monday morning. The
crew left the steamer in a life boat, and had
n naiTow escape from being drowned. The
steamer Campania arrived here this morn
ing, having on board all the crew of the
wrecked steamer. The City of Owens was
owned by Smith & Keeghiey of Toronto,
and was'valued at 130,000.
FIGHT OF THE ANARCHISTS.
The Counsel on Both Sides Preparing
Washington, Oct. 35.—The counsel on
both sides in the Chicago Anarchists’ cases
are busily engaged in preparing thp argu
ments which they will make in the United
States Supreme Court on Thursday. It is
probable that Gen. Pryor and Gen. Butler
will speak in support of the petition for a
writ of error, and that Attorney General
Hunt, of Illinois, will ask formal leave of
the court to make an oral argument- in be
half of the State, and in opposition to the
petition. Mr. Salomon, of the counsel for
the Anarchists, said to-day that he had not
sent a telegram to Chicago expressing dis
couragement or doubt as to the granting of
the writ, and that the report in circulation
to that effect was entirely without founda
GETTING READY TO lIANG THEM.
Chicago, Oct. 35.—Preparations are
already being made for the groat anti-
Anarchist drama of Nov. 11. Already or
ders have been given, it is said, to the mem
bers of the Second Regiment Illinois Na
tional Guard that they will be required to
be ou duty for a full week, or per
haps longer, prior to Nov. 11, at
their armory, or wherever else
their services may be required. The
probabilities are that the First regimeut will
be called upon to do the same. It is under
stood, however, that neither of the regi
ments will be called from their respect! ve
armories, unless in case of absolute need.
It is also stated on authority that the entire
block on which the county jail
and Criminal Court buildings are
located are to be cordoned with police,
and all North Clark street buildings abut
ting ou the jail will be guarded with police
officerAand no one allowed to enter them
until aßfcr the execution of the condemned
MAKING THE SHROUDS.
Quite a sensasion was caused to-day
among the inmates of the woman’s depart
ment of the jail by an official request that
they help make shrouds and caps to be used
at the execution of the condemned seven.
Some of the inmates were willing to do the
work required, and were even anxious to
participate In the ghastly task, but
others were strongly opposed to ren
dering any aid, and these formed
so large a part of the inmates that it may
be necessary to have the work done outside
the jail. The material, white unbleached
muslin, has already been purchased. Each
shroud will be shaped like a bag, only with
holes at both ends and gathered close
at the top. The goods will be half a
yard in width, and about the same
length, gathered together at the top, which
will be about 10 inches across. The mate
rial is cut into the necessary shape, and lacks
nothing but tho stitches that were asked
to-day of the motley crowd of women male
factors confined in the same prison with
the seven death-sentenced Anarchists.
President Cleveland Issues the Annual
Washington, Oct. 25.—The following
proclamation was issued late this afternoon:
By the President of the United States.
The goodness and mercy of God, which have
followed the American people during all the
days of the past year, claim their grateful
recognition and bumble acknowledgment. By
His omnipotent.power He has protected us from
war and pestilence, and lrom every national
calamity; by His gracious favor the earth has
yielded a generous return to the iabor of the
husbandman and every path of honest toil has
led to comfort and contentment; by His loving
kindness the hearts of our people have been rt
plenished with fraternal sentiment and patriotic
endeavor, and by His unerring guidance we
have been directed in the way of national pros
perity. to the end that we may. with one accord,
testify our gratitude. For all these blessings I
Grover Cleveland, President of the United States,
do hereby designate and set apart Thursday,
Nov. 24, next, as a day of thanksgiving and
prayer, to be observed by all the people of the
laud. On that day let secular work and em
ployment be suspended, and let our people as
semble in their accustomed places of worship,
and with prayer and songs of praise give
t hanks to our Heavenly Father for all that He
has done for us, while we humbly implore for
giveness of our sins and continuance of His
mercy. Let families and kindred be reunited
on that day.and let their beans,filled with kindly
cheer and affectionate reminiscences be turned
in thankfulness to the Source of all tlieir pleas
ures arid the Giver of all that makes the day
glad and joyous. And in the midst of our wor
ship and our happiness let us remember the
poor, needy and unfortunate: and by our gifts of
charity and ready benevolence let us increase
the number of those who with grateful hearts
shall join in our thanksgiving.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and
caused the seal of the United States to be here
Done at the city of Washington this 25th day
of October, in the year of our Lord IKR7. and of
the independence of the United States the 112th.
By the President:
Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State.
A DEMON OPENS A SWITCH.
A Fireman Loses His Life as a Re
sult of the Act.
Houston, Tex., Oct. 35. —Passengers on
to-night's train from Austin bring news of
a fiendish case of train wrecking this morn
ing three miles east of Ledbetter. Asa
passenger train reached that point, the en
gineer saw a man deliberately open the
switch, allowing the train to run on a small
siding to the gravel pit. As the train dashed
to the side track , the engineer gave the
danger signal, and applied the air
brakes, but it was too late ro prevent the
engine from plunging in a deep gravel pit.
The engineer and fireman both
jumped for their lives, but the latter rolled
in under the falling engine and was crushed
to death. The rest of the train kept the
rails. When Conductor Robinson went to
the rear of the 1 rain he saw three men
mount horses. They fired two shots at the
conductor and then rode away. The dia
bolical conduct of the three night riders is
wrapped iu mystery, as they male no at
tempt to rob the passengers or mail.
Irving Hall to Bolt.
New York, Oct. 25.—The committee of
twenty-four ol Irving Hall to-night decided
to indorse the Republican nominations of
Nicoll and Martino for the district attorney
ship and judgeship of the General Sessions,
respectively. A member of the committee
says Irving Hall will support the entire Re
publican city ami county ticket.
At the auxiliary registration in Brooklyn
co-day, caused by the mistake of the Board
of Estimate in fixing the days for registra
tion, 9,GUI voters registered, making a grand
total of 119,685. This number iR unprece
dented, with the exception of 1884.
Nine Seamen Drowned.
San Francisco, Oct. 25.—A dispatch
from Valparaiso states that the British bark
Balaklava, from London to San Francisco,
was dismasted during a gale and had her
decks stove in off Cape Horn. She is now
at Ancul. During tho gale nine men, in
cluding the mate, were washad overboard
Three Stark in Death.
EIi.ENDALE, Dak., Oct. 25.—This morn
ing a threshing engine belonging to John
Glass, at work about ten miles southeast
of this place, exploded, killing two men out
right and wounding three, one of whom has
SAY ANN All, GA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1887.
HE MAKES A FAREWELL SPEECH
Desirability of Amicable Relations
Between the Two Great English-
Speaking Nations Emphasized -Irish
Intentions of Hampering the Fishery
Commission— Canadian Commercial
Union Means Separation.
London, Oct. 25. —The Foreign Office has
issued a circular announcing that Mr.
Chamberlain will depart for Washington
early in November, and will be accompa
nied by Mr. Bergne, Superintendent of the
Treasury Department, and Mr. Maycoek.
another attache of the Foreign Office.
A meeting was held at Islington t o-day in
honor of Joseph Chamberlain. Resolutions
were adopted expressing satisfaction at his
appointment to the Fisheries Commission,
and trusting that he would be successful in
his announced intention to promote har
mony and good wifi between the
United States and England. Mr.
Chamberlain replied that he appre
ciated this reference to the honorable and
important mission upon which he would
embark in the course of a few days. He
was well aware that the task was full of
difficulty. The question was a complicated
one, and it involved enormous interests.
[Cries of “Hear! hear!”] Ou several occa
sions during the present century it had gone
far toward endangering the amicable rela
tions existing between tlie two great branches
of the Anglo-SaHon races, whose cordial
amity must be the earnest desire of every
friend of peace and civilization. [Cheers. ]
Unfortunately the difficulties in his way
were not those inherent in the case or
directly involved in the issue to be decided.
They had all seen a telegram stating that
Irish-Americans would do all in their power
to mar his mission, and would be able to
prevent its success. The sources of the
statement might be tainted, yet it repre
sented the undoubted fact that Irish-Ameri
cans were ready to use every effort to pre
vent a settlement. There had never been a
time during the last thirty years when the
Irish in America had not been willing to use
the privileges conceded to them by their
adopted country, in order to sow dissension
and promote ill-feeling between Great
Britain and America. [Hear, hear.] More
than once they had shown their readiness to
jeopardize the best interests of their
adopted country in order to
avenge real or fancied injuries.
He was pot sanguine enough to anticipate
that on the present occasion they would
change their policy, but he was encouraged
by the belief that a vast majority of native
Americans [cheers] and every Englishman
and Scotchman in the United Kingdom
would regard the fratricidal conflict be
tween the two countries as a crime of the
deepest dye. They were earnestly desirous
of an amicable and honorable settlement,
and would not allow it to be jeopardized by
party rancor or personal feelings. [Hear,
A CANADIAN COMMERCIAL UNION.
This would be his last speech before leav
ing for America, Mr. Chamberlain declared,
so he would refer to another telegram stat
ing that the Toronto Globe had comments
upon some werds in one of his speeches in
[flster, construing them into an insult to ail
Canadians. There was great misapprehen
sion of his meaning. W hat he had said was
that there was a party in Canada seeking a
commercial union with the United Slates,
which would practically mean free trade be
tween Canada and the \Jnited States. \V hi le
at the same time Canada was to continue
to impose protective duties on im
ports from the mother country, Canada was
to give preference to every article of manu
facture from the United States over manu
f aetures from Great Britain. He had said that
the people of Ceuada desired an arrange
ment by force, but he had remarked that in
that case all the advantage of the slender
tie, which still bound Canada to England
would disappear as far as England was con
cerned, as it was not likely that tho people
of Great Britain would continue much
longer to sustain obligations, and respon
sibilities of a relationship, nil the recipro
cal benefits of which had been withdrawn.
WOULD MEAN SEPARATION.
So he had said that a commercial union
of this kind, if it ever came about, would be
the first step toward signal and practical
separation. That was a matter of fact. He
could not conceive how any human being
with a grain of reason could deem that
there was anything insulting in this state
ment. [Heai - , hear.] He was not sorry for
tne occasion to make this reference. What
a vivid light it threw upon the general
question of Ireland? Mr. Gladstone had
again and again quoted Canada as an illus
tration of how England might maintain
imperial control over matters of
imperial interest, while allowing en
tire independence in all domestic
business. The Toronto Globe , in the same
article had said that Canada had reached a
stage of development where her choice must
prevail over all considerations. That meant
that Canada had the right (and he would
not dispute it whenever her interests de
manded it) to follow her own interests with
out reference to the views of the mother
country, although tho subject ‘of disagree
ment might be among those expressly with
drawn from her cognizance by the constitu
APPLYING IT TO IRELAND.
Let that be applied to Ireland. If ever
Ireland obtained a practically indejiendent
Parliament, separation would be at the dis
cretion of that Parliament. The Gladston
ians might not intend to bring about separa
tion, but they were blind to the result which
must inevitably follow the adoption of this
policy. [Cheers.] They failed to see what
the example of Canada clearly showed,
that if their policy were adopted England
would have to give up all control
over the Union ami hand it
over to Mr. Parnell or to some
successor who might be less moderate in
his views and more hostile to British con
nection than Mr. Parnell. Criticising Mr.
Gladstone’s speeches at Nottingham lie said
they gave evidence that it was hopeless to
attempt to reconcile the opposing factions
of tho I Jberal party. Ho claimed that every
item of Mr. Gladstone’s programme hail
been borrowed from his own authorized
programme, every measure of which had
been delayed and defeated by Mr. Glad
THE GHOSTS OK LIBERAL MEASURES.
It is not his programme, he declared. It
is a phantasmagoria. They are the ghosts
of the Liberal measures slain by his action,
lie raises them by incantation only to lay
them again when they have served hfs
purpose and stimulated the fanaticism of
his devotees. [Laughter and cheers.] While
this programme of the future is clearly de
fined the policy which he himself under
takes is kept in the shadow, or in total
darkness, only the barest line being dis
cernible to the keenest sight. When we ask
for details we are reproved for our imperti
nent curiosity. [ Laughter.] In spite of this
assertion that ho has kept an open mind on
the Ulster question every argument he
has used has shown his determination to ad
here to his original purpose to submit Ulster
to the hateful control of the league. I pre-
diet, without hesitation, that Ulster will
I never submit to a Dublin Parliament.
Mr. Chamberlain, in concluding, de
nounced Mr. Gladstone’s attacks upon the
police ill Ireland and the police of Loudon.
These attacks, he said, had the effect of pro
moting a spirit of disorder. During the
latter portion of his speech Mr. Chamber
lain was disturbed l>v a band of music sta
tioned inside the hall, and on departing he
was hooted by n large crowd.
INCENDIARISM CALLED FUN.
Two Men Burn a Salvation Army Bar
racks and Fire a Church.
Kingston, Ont., Oct. 25.—Two young
men stood in the police dock this morning
and pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Sal
vation Army barracks and Third Methodist
church at an early hour. The police officers
cleverly captured them. They had Hied
the barracks, and during tho excitement
went to the church, tore up the pulpit car
l>et and found it nnignitable and then going
to the basement, fired a lot of liooks along
side a partition. Policemen discovered
the blaze, put it out aud
hid. So the men, wondering at
a second alarm not being given, went to the
church to ascertain the cause, and were ur
rested. Both later confessed their guilt and
laid the blame upon liquor. The persons
are Alexander Newman, aged 30, and Wil
liam Andrew, aged 30. They also say that
the act was done from, pure deviltry. The
magistrate will sentence them tomorrow.
Newuian is suspected of firing other build
ings. For tbo past week incendiary tires
have been numerous. Once before the Sal
vation barracks were destroyed, ami New
man was strongly suspected of being the
fire bug. The Army folks by this last fire
suffer a loss of $7,000.
SAVED FROM A FOREST FIRE.
Narrow Escape from Destruction of
Chicago, Oct. 35. —A Wellsville, 0.,
special says: “The hurricane which blew
all yesterday has subsided, and to this may
be attributed the saving of the town of
Empire from complete destruction by a
forest fire. The fire is now under control.
All the valuable property' in the place was
saved, owing to the work of the citizens
day and night. The railroad company sent
a large force of men on a special train to
the scene, and they rendered heroic service.
The drought in this section continues. The
woods at Industry have been burning for
two days. Yesterday fire broke out in Har
ley’s woods, at Salineville, and burned sev
eral acres of valuable timber. The loss is
• MILLS BURNED.
St. Louis, Oet. 25.—The saw mill, shingle
mill and planing mill of C. C. Loomis, situ
ated about three miles north of Little Rook,
Ark., on the Iron Mountain railroad, at
Loomis station, was consumed by fire last
night. The cause was fire in tho woods, and
so fierce were the flames, and so rapid their
advance, that Loomis and hjs men were
compelled to seek safety in flight. Ho
parched and dry were the woods around the
mill that the flames ran through the tops of
the trees, devouring everything in their
way. About $15,000 worth of fine lumber
was destroyed, with all the buildings. Mr.
Loomis puts his loss at $60,000 to $70,000,
upon which there was no insurance.
REVOLT OF THE KNIGHTS.
Powderly Will- Gain Friends for the
Enemies He is Making.
Chicago, Oct. 25. —The first formal step
by any Knight of Labor Assembly to join
the secession from the order was taken to
night in this city by Local Assembly No.
1,307, of which Parsons, the Anarchist, is
leader. The assembly held a pro
tracted meeting, and the senti
ment developed was overwhelmingly
in favor of rebellion, and a bitter fight
against Mr. Powderly. A vote separating
the assembly from the Knights was not
actually taken, however, action being con
fined to appointing a committee to confer
with the Provisional Committee, of which
Joseph A. Buchanan is the ruling spirit.
Just what course will lie pursued has not
been divulged, further than that it will lie
most embarrassing possibly to Mr. Powderly
and his colleagues.
BANKERS GO SKY HIGH.
They Were Long of a Bear Market
Creditors May Get 50 Per Cent.
Boston, Oct, 25.—Perkins, Dupee & Cos.,
ttankers, at No. 40 State street, successors to
Charles A. Sweet & Cos., have failed. The
firm has been long of tlie market. The sus
pension of the firm created scarcely a ripple
of excitement on the street, although it was
considered as an indication of the effects of
going long on n bear market A member
of the firm stated this morning that tlie
liabilities, which were all unsecured, would
not exceed $40,000, while the assets would
scarcely reach $20,000 The direct cause of
the failure was depression in Massachusetts
Central and Union Pacific, on which shares
the firm was long on margins. It is stated
that the creditors will not realize more than
50ct on the dollar, and there is no prospect
of the firm resuming.
BETTER PAY FOR PRINTERS#
Minneapolis Offices Concede an Ad
vance After Arbitration.
Minneapolis, Oct. 35.—A new scale of
wages goes into effect in the daily newspaper
offices of this city Nov. 1. The matter has
been under arbitration for some days, and
late last night the arbitrators, O. W Miller,
of tho Tribune job office, E. B. Getchel, of
the Typographical Union, and County
Auditor L. A. Condit, rendered their de
cision to this effect: The men give up ad
vertisements, which will now be sot up by
men working on salary, and will receive
42c. per 1,000 ems for ordinary- matter. The
afternoon scale will be Ste. per 1,000. The
scale heretofore has been 38c. and 33c, per
A Man With No Respect for God
Columbus, Ga., Oct. 25. —George Ven
able, a well-known young man of this city,
was charged in the Mayor’s Court this morn
ing with disturbing public worship. He
arose in the Kalvution Army Sunday night
and offered the following prayer:
“Our father who art in heaven, hallowed
be Thy name, send us down a jug of rum
and we'll get there all the same. ’ Mayor
Grimes fined him $25 and hound him over
in a bond of S2OO for disturbing public wor
Paying Up for Chatsworth.
Ht. Louis, Oct. 35. —.John 8. Stevens, at
torney of the Toledo, Peoria and Western
railroad, says the company has up to date
settled with the relations or legal represen
tatives of forty people who were killed at
Chatsworth arid with sixty of those who
were injured. The highest amount paid on
a death loss was $2,0 K).
Murder on a Farm.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 25.—Henry L. Jones,
a farmer of Isle of Wight county, Vo., shot
and instantly killer! William Haddler. a
white farm hand employed by him, Monday
evening. Tho men quarreled over a trifling
matter. Jones escaped.
A SUSPECT DROPS DEAD.
LONDON'S POLICE WERE SHADOW
ING HIM AT THE TIME.
Sensational Developments Expected
at the Inquest To-Day Sir Blunt’s
Case on at Woodford Earl Spencer
Condemns the Government’s Irish
Policy and Predicts a Gladstonian
Dublin, Oct. 25.—The trial of Kir Wil
frid Blunt, opened this morning at Wood
ford. Mr. Ronun appeared as counsel for
the prosecution, aud Mr. Harrington, mem
ber of Parliament, for the defense. Mr.
Harrington objected to the constitution of
the court, ou the ground that the magis
trates lacked special authority from
the Viceroy to hold an adjourned
court. The objection was over
ruled. Mr. Harrington then applied for
a summons against Magist rate Byrne for
assault upon Mr. Blunt. Decisions on this
t stint was postponed. Mr. Byrne was called
to the witness stand. He testified that he
warned Mr. Blunt twice on the platform, at
the inerting on Sunday, to desist front speak
ing. but he went on all the same. The wit
ness did not see anybody assault Mr. Blunt,
but before he gave the order for his arrest
he foundjhim lying on the ground, and Lady
Blunt lying over him.
ROUGH ON EDITOR WALSH.
Mr. Walsh, editor of the Wexford Profile,
who was sentenced yesterday to u mouths'
imprisonment for publishing reports of meet
ings of suppressed branches of the National
League was condemned to-dayto two
inouthi’s imprisonment at hard labor on
another charge. Four of the summonses
against him were dismissed.
Mr. Dillon is expected to arrive at Cork
to-day. Trouble is feared
During the hearing of Mr. Blunt's case
to-day the Crown counsel announced that
English and Irish agitators in Ireland would
be treated alike.
BOUND TO MAKE SPEECHES.
London, Oct. 25. —The English Home
Rule Union has resolved to continue the
holding of meetings in Ireland, notwith
standing the arrest of Mr. Blunt, and to
send another deputation to that country.
Mr. Gladstone has arrived at the Marquis
of Ripon’s residence. He made several
speeches en route. At Leeds, he said, with
reference to Ireland, that events were ri]>en
ing weekly, that the government’s policy in
Ireland was going from bad to worse, and
that the tide w r as flowing in powerful cur
rents and more quickly than lie had ven
tured to hope, relieving him of the anxiety
he formerly felt respecting the length of the
A DYNPMITER DROPS DEAD.
A man died suddenly in London and the
police took charge of the body. On search
ing the clothing of the dead man the fact
was discovered that he was an American
and was connected with a dynamite con
spiracy. The names of his fellow-conspira
tors were given, but tho police will not be
able to arrest them because they have not
committed any overt acts. An inquest
over the remains will be held to-morrow
when full particulars regarding the con
spiracy are probable.
The Scotland Yard authorities had secured
almost enough evidence to warrant the
arrest of the man when he died. The cir
cumstances of his death were so suspicious
that the detectives themselves notified the
Coroner. Sensational revelations are
promised at the inquest. It has transpired
that, police patrolling on the river in front
of the Parliament buildings was recently
SPENCER CONDEMNS THE GOVERNMENT.
Earl Bi>encer made a speech at Edinburg
today. He condemned the policy pursued
by the government in Ireland, and expressed
the belief that Mr. Gladstone would soon lx>
returned to powor, and his home rule meas
ure be adopted by Parliament. The Earls
of Roseberry and Aberdeen and many
other distinguished persons were present.
POLICE OCCUPY A COURT HOUSE.
Cork, Oct. ‘25. —The police have occupied
the court house to prevent tlie meeting of
citizens called by the Mayor to protest
against the Recorder hearing the case of
“GOP SAVE IRELAND.”
When Mr. Dillon was on on his way to
the station to-day to take the train for Dub
lin he was followed by a crowd singing “God
Save Ireland.” While the procession was
passing the King street barracks the police
sullied out and charged upon the crowd,
using their batons freely. Mr. Dillon
was about to deliver an address
from bis carriage when Magistrate
Gardner, who was in command of the po
lice, read the riot act. The Mayor protested
against the hasty action on the part of the
Magistrate. On advice of Mr. Dillon, Mr.
Tanner anil the Mayor, the crowd dispersed
without making any further demonstration.
The meeting was held in the Chamber of
Commerce. The police arrived just as the
ALL MEETINGS PROHIBITED.
Queenstown, Oct. 25. —The Magistrate
has forbidden any meeting at, Middleton
during the time the Recorder hears Mr.
O’Brien’s appeal from the verdict against
him at Mitehellstown for using seditious
SAID TO HAVE FOUNDERED.
Startling Rumors About a Transatlan
Antwerp, Oct. 85. —Rumors which could
be traced to no source have been in circula
tion here and in Brussels to-day that the
Red Star line steamer Westemland, which
has 400 passengers and a crew of 90, lias
foundered at sea. The agents here have no
information at all about the vessel apd place
no credence whatever in the rumors. The
Westernland loft Antwerp on Oct. 15 for
New York, and is not, due at the latter place
A Defeat for the George Men.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 35.—The Court of
Appeals to-day decided adversely to the
Henry George party on the npjieal in the
mandamus suit, to compel the New York
police board to appoint a representative of
that party as the fifth member of the vari
ous boards of inspectors of elections, as a
suit trying the Issues involved could hardly
be decided before Nov. 8.
St. Paul, Oct. 25. —Troops were to-day
engaged in throwing up earthworks and
perfecting a system of defense at Fort Cus
ter, Montana." Two companies of infantry
from Fort Missoula reached Fort Custer to
night. It is thought the troops sent to the
Cheyenne Agency will arrive to-morrow
evening, and tho movement at Custer will
begin at once thereafter.
Russia’s New Allies.
PARIS, Oct. 25.—The Figaro states that
the Czar visited Copenhagen with a view of
taking decisive action in regard to Bulgar
ian affairs, and that he has formed an anti-
German alliance between Russia. Belgium,
Holland, Sweden and Denmark. Other
powers are expected to join the alliance.
M. Rouvier Asks a Heavy Extraordi
nary Army and Navy Credit.
Paris, Oct. 25.—The legislative cham
bers reassembled to-day. In the Chamber
of Deputies, M. Rouvier, Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, introduced a bill
providing for an extraordinary army and
navy credit of 100,000,U00f. He also intro
duced a bill for the conversion of 41* per
cent, rentes into 3 per cent, rentes.
(ten. Perron, Minister of War, submitted
a bill for a special corps of infantry and
artillery for mountain service.
M. Flourens, Minister for Foreign
Affairs, submitted the Anglo-French con
vention relative to the Suez canal and New
M. deOrnmm (Bonapartist) moved that a
committee lie appointed to inquire into the
Caffarel-Wilson legion of honor decoration
scandals, and demanded urgency for his
motion. Prime Minister Rouvier opposed
the granting of urgency. He said that the
scandals were being dealt with in the course
of law. and the passage of urgency would
create confusion of jurisdiction. The mo
tion for urgency was carried, however, by a
vote of .'l7! I to 1 a5.
Tiie Republican Electoral Committee of
Tours has asked M. Wilson whether he
took advantage of his residence at the
Elyseas to avoid the payment of taxes,
whether lie made use of the Presidential
autograph stamp for private purposes, and
whether he promised favors iu return for
personal services. It is expected that M.
Wilson will refuse to speak to the electors
except as a deputy, and that he will with
draw from the political field ff the meet
ing of Republicans about to be held at
Tours approves the action of the com
SAVING THE HEATHEN.
Negroes, Indians, Chinese and Moun
tain Whites Put in One Class.
Portland, Ms., Oct. 25.—The Forty-first
annual meeting of the American Missionary
Associations he organ of the Congregational
Churches for work among the negroes, In
dians, Chinese and mountain whites, began
this afternoon, in the Second Church. After
an address of welcome, by Rev. Mr. Daniels,
pastor of the church, various committees
were appointed. The report of the Execu
tive Committee, of which the follow ing is
an abstract, was then read. The report
says: “The work in the South is
emphatically one of instruction. There
have been fifty-four schools planted in
those states, six of which are chartered in
stitutions, and fairly entitled to the rank of
colleges. Sixteen are normal and training
schools. In these schools are 243 inst ruc
tors und Si,Ulli pupils. l,argo additions have
been made to the accommodations of these
schools during the past year. Three school
buildings and two buildings tisod for indus
trial training have been erected.
“The two Ballard buildings at Tougaloo,
Miss., built by the students, under direction
of the Superintendent of Mechanical Train
ing, are completed.
“The Girls' Industrial Sehool at Thomas
villo, Ga., has just entered its new house.
"The academy at Pleasant Hill, Tenn., has
just been dedicated, and is used for both
school and church purposes.
“At Straight University, New Orleans, a
neat industrial building has been erected.
“An industrial department has lieen added
to the course of study at Williamsburg,
5, At Grand View, Tenn., tho people them
selves have rented an additional building
for school purposes.
“In addition to these new buildings put
up this year, the Cassedy school building at
Talladega has been materially enlarged to
meet the growing needs of this department.
“At Avery Institute, Charleston, S. C.,
the damage done by the earthquake has
been repaired, but despite these extensive
additions and enlargements the accommo
tions nre still inadequate for the number of
“There i! a great desire among boys and
girls to obtain this instruction. Industrial
training is made a special feature of.
Nearly every branch, from block&uitbing
to sewing, is included in the courses.
Each of the six chartered institutions shows
marked prosperity Borne of them have
hud to undergo many embarrassments,
notably Atlanta University. Notwithstand
ing these discouragements, Atlanta Univer
sity has increased the enrollment of pupils
from :!!ll last year to 413.
"Fisk University is broadening and deep
ening its w< irk. The names in the catalogue
number 437, as against 384 last year.
“Talladega College has had marked suc
cess in all branches The number of
students is slightly in excess of that of pre
“Straight University has in it many
creoles. There are 518 students registered.
In the law department white and colored
students join in the same classes.
“Tougaloo (Miss. ) has had a goorl year.
The appropriation of $3,000 from the .Slate
was almost the only one in the whole list of
school appropriations that was not reduced.
“At Tillotson Institute, Austin, Tex.,
there is also an increase in the number of
“As to the purely religious work that is
being done, these statistics will show: Num
ber of churches, 127: number of missiona
ries, 103; number of church members, 7,800;
added during the year, 1,107; scholars in
Sunday schools, 15,100, an increase of near
ly 3,000. The churches contributed this
year for benevolence, outside of their own
works, $3,333, and for their own church
GOTHAM’S CHOLERA SHIPS.
New Cases Develop on the Britannia-
New York, Oct 25. —Cholera has broken
out on the steamship Britannia, which Ims
been for some time detained at the lower
quarantine. The record thus far is one
death and one new case. Last Sunday
Petronia Savincio was removed from the
Britannia to the hospital at Swinburne
Island. It was discovered that the dread
disease was upon him, and yesterday he
died. He was 50 years old. Last
night Gene Rosa Mart rla 0101, an Italian
girl, aged 22 years, was stricken with
cholera on the Britannia and was at once
removed to the hospital on Swinburne
Island. She is very low The Alesia’s
passengers, who have been’in Swinburne
Hospital, are entirely recovered and will
to-morrow be removed to Hoffman Island
to join the Alesia’s detained passengers. No
case has developed on Hoffman Island since
Oct. 7. The Britannia is carefully guarded.
Garrett at St. Paul.
St. Paul, Minx, Oct. 25.—Robert Gar
rett arrived in St. Paul to-night. Dr. Bar
nard, who was Mr. Garrett's confidential
assistant in the Baltimore and Ohio railroad,
and who has charge of the details of the trip,
gives the press a statement, from which it
appears that Mr. Garrett’s present trip is
undertaken to give hsm much-needed rest
as a precautionary measure against an in
herited tendency to brain congestion and
brain fever, of which he has l>een in immi
nent peril for some time.
A New Anatomical Hall.
Ohaklottesvile, Va., Oct. 25.—The new
anatomical hall of the University of Vir
ginia was opened to-dav.
i PRICEOIO A YEAR )
1 ft CENTS A COPY, f
PROHIBITION AT STAKE.
THE COUNSEL FOR THE ANTI RUM
A Belief That the Court Would Not
Refuse to Hear Additional Argument
if a Decision Adverse to the Legality
of the Legislation Was Contemplated.
Washington, Oct. 25.—Attorney General
Bradford and Mr. Packard, counsel for the
Prohibitionists, in conversation to-day, said
they could not conceive that the denial of
the motion to advance by the court implied
that tho forthcoming decision will bo ad
verse to prohibition. “This is a question of
the greatest importance,” said Mr. Packard.
“A decision overthrowing the prohibition
legislation would he widespread in its
effects. It is one of the most important
affairs the court has ever had before it, and
it stands to reason that the court would not
refuse additional light, if it contemplated a
decision against the validity of the pro
hibitory statutes. The court would
naturally want ull the light It could obtain
before announcing such a decision.”
The Star this evening says: “The counsel
who are striving to maintain the validity
of the Kansas and lowa prohibitory legis
lation before the United States Supreme
Court, nre endeavoring to get additional
argument before the court before any de
cision shall be announced. The denial of
the motion to advance the cases peuding nr
the docket and to withhold a decision upon
cases already argued, was apparently a dis
appointment to the Prohibitionists. They
seem to feel that further argument of. their
case is important, if not essential.
A MOTION TO REOPEN.
“After tho decree of the court denying
the motion to advance the pending cases
was announced. Attorney General Brad
ford, of Kansas, offered a motion in tha
(Supreme Court yesterday to reopen tha
cases hitherto argued and submitted on tha
ground that the counsel on the other sida
(for the liquor interest) vie la toil an agree-)
ment—that after having agreed to .submit
the case on briefs they put in an oral argtiy
ment. The court directed that the motion
CLAIM OF THE OPPOSITION.
“Those who are opposing prohibition con
tend that there was no violation of any
agreement. Thoy say there was an agree
ment, between the counsel representing both
sides iu Kansas, but that it did not extend
beyond the counsel then in the case; that
tho counsel then in the case did not submit!
any oral argument, but Mr. Choate,of New
York, who was specially employed by tha
brewers of New York, made an argumeut|
that nn agreement made between the coun
sel in Kansas could be binding upon him,
and hence that the claim of a violation of
the agreement is not well founded.
A MOMENTOUS QUESTION.
“Attorney General Bradford and Mr.
Packard, counsel for the Prohibitionists, in
conversation with a Star reporter, said they
could not conceive that the denial of the
motion to advance by the court implies that
the forthcoming decision will be adverse ta
prohibition. ‘This is a nuestion of the
greatest importance,’ said Air. Packard. ‘ A
decision overthrowing the prohibition legis
lation would bo very wide-spread in its
effects. It is one of tho most important an<l
far-reaching questions the court has ever
hail before It. It stands to reason that the
court would not refuse additional light if it
contemplates a decision against the validity
of the prohibitory statute. The court would
naturally want all the light it could obtain
before announcing such a decision.’ ”
TAMPA’S DREAD INVADER.
Three Deaths and Fifteen New Cases
the Record for Twenty-Four Hour*.
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 35.—The yellow fever
record for the past twenty-four hours is
fifteen new cases and three deaths, J W.
Morey, W. H. Bnrse and Albert Spellman.
The weather is warm and sultry. There
have been about 330 eases and 33 deatlis t<
date. Aliout 85 cases are under treatment.
Dr. Porter has been requested by Burgeon
General Hamilton to take charge of the
hospital. Dr. J. G. Bulloch of Savannats
arrived to-day. Four nurses arrived to
night. Tho relief committee is pushed fort
nurses, aud is finding use for all the funds
The outlook is discouraging. There is •
warm northwest wind.
RAISING OF THE QUARANTINE.
Jacksonville, Fla,, Oct. 25. —The
Health Board held a short session this after
noon. The most important discussion wae
regarding the advisability of taking off all
quarantine throughout the State and
strengthening the cordon around Tampa.
City oiHcials Joined in the discussion, ana it
was finally decided to send a special com
mittee to thoroughly go over the quarantine
grounds and ascertain if the plan is safe.
Dr. Bacon, of the Health Board, and Dr.
Kcnworthy, City Health Officer, were ap
pointed. They leave on the fast mail train
to-morrow, and will thoroughly and closely
examine tho cordon and quarantine regula
tions. If their report is favorable aU in
terior quarantines will be taken off at once.
RATES BY RAIL IN FLORIDA.
The Commission Has Not Yet An*
swered the Railroad Men.
Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 25.—The Rail
road Commission was in session again to
day, but in the absence of Chairman Mc-
Whorter, no decision was announced as to
granting or refusing the time asked for by
the railroad officials in which to produce
statistics to convince the Commissioner*
that the rates made by them are too low t/t
Arguments from several railroad officers
were heard, and Hon. P. P. Bishop, of Citra,
appear**! in the interest of the orange grow
ers, asking for a reduction of the rates on
oranges to all points.
Chairman McWhorter is expected to
morrow, and all the railroads are
patiently waiting for decision of tha
motion for an extension of time, in
which to furnish further informa
tion in detail before the rates published are
carried into effect. All the railroad officials
present joined in asking certain modifica
tions of the freight classifications made by
the commission with a view to uniformity
The commission will be in session every
day to hear complaints from all interested
THREE NEGROES KILLED.
A White Lumberman in Florida Uses
Apalachicola, Fla., Oct. 25.—News
has reached here that a white man named
Parish shot and killed three negro men in
Calhoun county a few days ago. Four ne
groes were using Parish s boat to gather
up logs broken loose from a raft, when Par
ish came along. It is said that the negroes
told Parish that they had no intention of
stealing the boat, but Parish would not re
ceive their explanations. He raised a Win
chester rifle and shot one down in the boat,
killed another on the raft and another while
attempting to run away. The fourth dived
overboard and escaped.