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j J. 11. EsTILL, Editor and Hroprlrtor
O’BRIEN MUST GO TO JAIL
THE MITOHELLSTOWN VERDICT
AFFIRMED AT MIDDLETON.
A Hand-to-Hand Conflict Between the
Police and People in the Court Room
Fears That An. Attempt Would be
Made to Rescue Mr. O’Brien From
Dt'BLiN, Oct 31. —The appeal of William
O’Brien, editor o£ United Ireland, against
die sentence of three mouths’ imprisonment
imposed on bitn by the Mitchellstowu
( i.m t Ims been refused, and the sentence of
the Rover court confirmed. The charge of
w hich Mr. O’Brien was connected was of
using seditious language under the crimes
an at a national league meeting at
Mitchellstowu. Mr. O’Brien arrived at
Cork this morning and was given an en
thusiastic reception. lie started for Mid
dleton, where the hearing on his appeal was
ni be beard in the company of Messrs.
Dillon and Harrington. A most exciting
scene ensued in the court room
at Middleton when the decision continu
ing the sentence of the Mitchellstowu Court
was announced. The room was immedi
ately in an uproar, and the people clustered
about Mr. O’Brien to prevent the law
11 dicers from arresting him. Mr. Harring
t on contended that the police had no right to
arrest Mr. O’Brien. A terrible st ruggle took
place in the court room and in the passage
loading to the street between Mr. O’Brien
and Ins friends on one side and the police on
the other, screamed und fainted
and the confusion was general. The police
finally succeeded in arresting Mr. O’Brien.
The people remained in the street outside
the court clamoring for the rescue of Mr.
O’Brien and vengeance upon the police.
AT QUEENSTOWN JUNCTION.
On his way to Middleton, Mr. O’Brien
alighted from the train at Queenstown
Junction, where he was greeted by an im
mense crowd of league members with
bunds and banners. Borne of the crowd
were mounted and ail displayed in thoir hate
green cards of membersb p of the league.
A cavalcade lined the roadside far beyond
!he depot. Mr. O’Brien drove to Carrigwo
Hill, where there was another imposing
demonstration in his honor. An address
was presented to him, and in his reply Mr.
O'Brien said he never saw before such strik
ing evidence of th. unconquerable
spirit that. animates the Irish
leople. The thought of this impos
ing'spectacle would compensate him for
the wretched three months he should have
to spend in prison, and for his life long labor
tor the Irish cause. He asked the people to
show a spirii of discipline, and refrain from
their purpose to march to Middloton.
Reaching Middleton, there was a further
demonstration The police, however, inter
fered and suppressed it.
OPENING THE PROCEEDINGS.
As soon as ‘ O Brien entered court the
case for the crown was opened by Mr. Car
son. Mr. O’Brien interrupted him, and ad
dressing the Recorder, volunteered to make
a statement which, he said, would shorten
tiie proceedings of the court. He was not
represented by counsel, he said, and he
asked permission to explain why he was not.
Mr. Carson objected, and the Re
corder said he preferred to hear
evidence proving the down’s case.
Mr. Carson then continued for the crown.
When Mr. Carson hod lie I shed Mr. O’Brien
was asked to reply. He referred to the
statement madi recently by the recorder
showing tkttdhe was a partisan of coercion,
and said he would Ist a hypocrite if he pre
tended that he had the smallest heme of ob
taining an unprejudiced trial. He there
fore declined to adduce arguments in sui>-
port of his appeal, knowing that the case was
already decided. The Recorder then said
as Mr. O’Brien declined to proceed he would
at once give his decision. There was no
doubt that the language upon wdiich Mr.
O’Brien was convicted was au incitement
to resistance of the authorities. He rogret
led to have to confirm the sentence, but the
law was clear and he was left no alterna
The sentence of Mr. Mandeville, chair
man of the Board of Poor Law Guardians
'f Mitchellstowu, was also confirmed, and lie
was taken into custody. Mr. Mandeville
v as jointly indicted with Mr. O’Brien for
using seditious language at the meeting at
Mitchellstowu and was sentenced to two
months imprisonment. The scene in the
court room resulted from Mr. O’Brien's
attempt to leave the building in order to
sneak to his friends. The Inspector of Police
refused to let him go. Mi’. O'Brien insisted
on his right, ana had a struggle with the
police, when they stopped him. Mr. Har
rington lent him assistance, but finding that
it was useless to resist the police, he returned
to the solicitor’s table and shouted for jus
i ice, declaring that Mr. O’Brien could not
lie legally arrested, as no warrant had beeu
THE RECORDER SIDES WITH MR. O’BRIEN.
The Ree ,rder sided with Mr. Harrington
and said that Mr. O’Brien should go. Mr.
Stokes, the Magistrate, thereupon shouted:
"Do not let him go; J will be responsible for
Mr. Harrington then exclaimed at the top
of his voice: “Bee how justice is done. The
Judge's authority is defied.”
There were cries of “Let him out!” and a
tierce struggle between the people and the
police guarding Mr. O’Brien. Meanwhile
the Magistrate hail signed a warrant for the
arrest of Mr. O’Brien, and lie was
removed to the roar of the
court house in custody. Later Mr.
O Brii n und Mr. Mandeville, guarded
bv hussars, were placed in a car. The
crowd cheered them as they emerged from
1 lie court house. The police cleared the
street* and prevented any attempt at rescue.
Priests assisted to keep the people in order.
The prisoners were taken to Cork jail.
Joseph R. Cox, member of Parliament
for East Clare, has received three sum
monses for attending proclaimed meetings
in county Clare. He will have a hearing
at Ennis on Friday and another on Tuesday
of next week.
A lllG CROWD AT CORK.
The news of Mr. O’Brien’s coming spread
like lightning throughout Cork, and as a
result the streets through which it was sup
posed he would pass were packed with peo
ple when ho arrived. The vicinity of the
prison was occupied by a strong force of
armed police. Fully 100 cars followed the
car occupied Dy Mr. O’Brien, which was
driven rapidly through the city to the
prison. Several collisions and other acci
dents occurred, but nobody was seriously
injured. On arriving at the prison Mr.
O'Brien compelled the police to re
move him forcibly from the car. He
was accompanied to prison by the Mayor.
Mr. Ahern, Vice Chairman of the Board of
Guardians, tried to address the ciwfd from
a vehicle, but the police forbade any speak
ing. Mr. Ahern then moved some distance
off and made u speech without being mo
lested. Then the crowd formed a procession
and marched away, singing “Goa Save Ire
Throughout the proceedings the wildest
enthusiasm was shown.
IIARTINGTON AT TRURO.
London, Oct. 31. —Lord Hnrtington,
speaking at Truro to-day, admitted that,
the Unionists were engaged in an uphill
fight. “But,” ho said, “the present meet
ing does not look like political extinction,
ami the Gladstoniaus well know ttiat the
Unionists still hold great influence.” He
questioned Sir Harcourt's wisdom in com
paring Mr. Gladstone to Parnell. Bismarck
and Cauour, whose title to admira
tion and veneration was that they
consolidated jieople of the same blood and
language into great States, while Mr. Glad
stone was trying to do exactly the opposite.
He said he was not conscious, as Mr. Morley
has said, of having “taken a step back
ward,” though. As Mr. Gladstone had not
made a single concession to the Unionist
ideas, he had not altered his position as
Sir Trevelyan had done. It was impossible,
in his opinion, to deal with the question of
local government until the idoa or a distinct
Irish nationality had been completely re
Earl Lytton’s Appointment.
London, Oct. 31. —The Times, comment
ing on the appointment of the Earl of hyl
ton to succeed Lord Lyon as British Ambas
sador to France, says that it would more
readily acquiesce in his choice by the gov
ernment if it could forget his faults and
failiu :s as Viceroy of India. The paper
states that though it does not view his ap
pointment with the alarm which is ex
pressed in some quarters, it would remind
him that, a fiercer light of public opinion
will beat upon him in Paris thau in Cal
An American in Disgrace,
Berlin, Oct. 81.—Russian advices to the
Frankfurter Zeitung report the expulsion
from Russia of Van Riper, formerly Ameri
can Consul at Moscow, who, at the reuuest
of the Russian government, was dismissed
for selling medals to Russian exhibitors at
New Orleans. Th government, before
sending Van Riper to the frontier, informed
the Airxerican government of its intention.
Emperor William’s Rheumatism.
Berlin, Oct. 31.—1 tis officially stated
that Emperor William is suffering from
rheumatic pains at the base of the spine,
accompanied by fatigue and lassitude. He
was compelled to remain in bed throughout
yesterday and he slept several hours. His
rest last night was impaired.
The Czar and the Emperor.
Berlin, Oct, 31. —The Tnyehlatt says
that the Czar will reach Berlin on Nov. 11,
salute the Emperor and proceed immediately
with his family, who will not leave the
Encouragement for Prince Ferdinand.
Sofia, Oct. 31. —The Sobranje has unani
mously voted au address in reply to Prince
Ferdinand's speech assuring him of the sup
port of the army and people.
CHOLERA’ NOT COURTED.
Health Officer Smith, of New York,
Denies Certain Charges.
Washington, Oct. 3!.— Surgeon General
Hamilton has received the following tele
gram from Health Officer Smith, of New
York: “Referring to the tehgrain of Com
missioner DeWolf, of Chicago, containing
th ■ statement that he found among the im
migrants arriving on the Indepeudente eight
packing cases and six bundles of betiding
and clothing not opened at New York,
I beg to say suca statement cannot
be true, nor is any statement or report that
the Independent*) passed the Now York
quarantine without proper disinfection true.
The steamer was detained more than twen
ty-four hours. All the baggage, parcels
and bundles were opened in the steerage
and thoroughly disinfected although the
Surgeon of the steamer had disinfected the
steerage and baggage with sulphurous acid
gas several times during the voyage. He
had also caused the steerage decks
to be washed with a solution of
corrosive sublimate of the strength
of 100 to 500. The captain and other officers
confirmed the surgeon’s report, and the ex
ceptionally good sanitary condition of the
ship satisfied me of its truth. I commended
the surgeon of the ship very earnestly.
There were no deaths during the voyage
and not a case of illness among the pas
sengers. Since cholera invaded Italy in
1 Ssi every steamer with passengers from
Italian pores, on its arrival at quarantine,
has been detained until every package of
baggage couid be opened and "disinfected.”
FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE.
Two Men Injured and One Believed to
Have Been Killed.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 31. —Two freight
trail# collided to-day on the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, near
Taylorsville, about twenty-two miles from
Richmond. Both engines and several
freight cars were badly wrecked. Engineer
Denell and a brakeman named Page were
injured, but not seriously-, and a
colored brakeman named Edmund
Carter is missing, and is supposed to be
burn* in the wreck. The accident is at
tributed to a misplaced switch. The track
will be clear by to-morrow, and trains mean
will leave Richmond by the Chesapeake
and Ohio railroad, and take the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac road at Hano
ver Junction, three miles north of the scene
of tihe accident.
SWORD BEARER AT LARGE.
He Makes a Hostile Demonstration
and then Moves off.
St. Paul, Oct. 31.—A Crow Agency
(Mont.l special to the Pioneer Press reports
that “Sword Bearer” and his band made a
demonstration at the agency yesterday-, un
slinging their rifles as if about to attack tho
single company stationed there, but immedi
ately changing their defiant aspect when
Maj. Snyder’s battalion appeared on the
brow of a hill three miles away. Sword
Bearer immediately crossed tho Little Horn
river and withdrew up the bottom. Cav
alry- is expected to move to-day. The ex
citement among the Indians is intense, and
a false move by- tho authorities or a wrong
Indian killed will precipitate a general out
break, as tho faith of the Indians in Sword
Bearer’s supernatural powers is unlimited,
OUT 'OF A WINDOW TO DEATH.
A Woman Hurls Out Her Child and
then Leaps Herself.
Cincinnati, 0., Oct. 31.—At No. 211
Browne street, this morning, Mrs. Katie
Miller, who lives with her mother-in-law,
went to the third story-, ns she said, to
awaken her two children. Upon reaching
the room siie seized her 9-year-old daughter.
Viola, and burled her through the window
to •he sidewalk, and instantly leaped out
after her. Mrs. Miller’s head was crushed
and she died instantly The child was un
conscious. A physician thinks it is fatally
injured. Mrs. Miller’s mind has been
thought to be impaired by grief over tbe
loss of a babe a few months ago, and by the
neglect of her husband, who is now out of
Made a Government Depository.
Washington, Oct. 31.—The Acting Sec
retary of the Treasury to-day designated
the Bank of Charleston, a national bank as
sociation of Charleston, 8. C., a depository
of government money.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, NON EMBER 1, 1887.
GORDON’S AIM IN OHIO.
HE IS THERE TO DENY SOME LIES
ABOUT THE SOUTH.
The Respective Personal Merits of the
Two Candidates for the Governorship
Not to be Discussed The Old Chest
nut About Persecuting’ Negroes
Given Another Hard Rap.
Columbus, 0., Oct. 81. —Gov. John B.
Gordon of Georgia, addressed a political
meeting at the City Hall to-night. A parade
of the local clubs preceded the meeting,
and it was about 9 o'clock before they
reached the hull and speaking began. There
were over 3,000 persons present, and
more than that many who could
not gain admission: Gen. Gordon was a
guest at the residence of Judge Allan G.
Thurman, and with the latter in a carriage
was escorted to the place of meeting, Botli
were enthusiastically received. Gov. Gor
don was immediately introduced and fre
quently cheered during the course of his
Judge Thunnan participated freely in this
part of the demonstration.
GOV. GORDON’S SPEECH.
The speaker began by referring to a tele
gram which he sent before coming in
answer to the communication of the com
mittee inviting him to the State, and said
he was not here for the purpose of discussing
either of the gentlemen who are
candidates before the people and that he
expected to return South without doing so.
He assured them that should either candi
date come to Georgia they would be met
with open arms as well as any other dis
tinguished Democrat or Republican. He
emphasized the point by saying that the
sooner the barriers between the two
States were broken down, and the sooner
the citizens of this and that State become
acquainted with the views of each other,
the I setter it would lie for ail. The speaker
apparently felt called upon to defend him
self against the criticisms of the press since
his arrival in the State, and proceeded to
do so, claiming that his life is an open book,
no page of which he was
afraid to have thoroughly
inspected. In April, 1865, he had gathered
around him the remnant of the right of
Gen. Lee’s army at Appomattox before the
smoke of buttle had cleared away, and told
his comrades that the war was over, that the
Union, country and the flajj wore restored,
and the President sustained.
HAS KEPT THE PEACE EVER SINCE.
With tlie parole of that great captain,
Gen. Grant, in his pocket he went home to
keep the peace, and he had done so. Gov.
Gordon then entered upon discussion of sec
tional passion and prejudices, and inqu.red
into the excuse tor keeping it alive and the
effects of it u|>on the country. The im
pression had gained ground that the
white people of the South
ern States were oppressing the negroes
of those States. If true, they deserved the
contempt of the people of the North, and
if not so, there was a great wrong being
done somewhere. He expected to meet this
charge and prove it to be false, but he had
no hope in diverting the course of that
class who excite passion for office, as it
could not be done.
NOT A KG KLUX.
It had be’ - ' charged by a leading Repub
lican authority that he was a leader among
the Kuklux Klan and that he had never
been reconstructed, but defied the constitu
tion and the laws. He offered in his defense
to all of these charges the evidence of a
colored Republican, whom he pronounced
the ablest colored man on the con
tinent, referring to H. M. Turner, of
Georgia, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal
Church and editor of the Southern Re
corder. The article from which the selec
tion was read was entitled “Gov. Gordon
and h .i Critics,” and was complimentary in
tne to the Governor in many
way;, especially so regarding his troat
men . of tailored men. Among the
stronger expressions of the Bishop in the
editorial were that “we have yet to hear of
Gov. Gordon abusing or villifying any man
of the colored race. So far as Gov. Gordon
being censured by our fr ends, either
North or South, we think him
entitled to our lasting gratitude, and thank
him from the bottom of our hearts.” The
speaker said many Republicans had been
led to believe that the colored people of the
South were being trampled under foot, but
the evidence which he had produced ought
to be satisfactory, and would bo, except to
that class who would willingly ride
into office on a sea of blackmen’s blood.
The speaker entered further into detail to
answer the accusations of newspapers, that
lie had been connected with the Ku Klux,
saying he wished to prove him elf clear, for
if the chief should be shown to be innocent
the probabilities in the minds of all would
lie that the smaller offenders were not guilty
THE CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.
In this connection be explained the report
of the investigation Committee of Congress,
before which lie testilied when the Con
gressional committee were inquiring into
the Ku Klux. He explained that ho be
longed to a private organization which was
formed among the best citizens for the pro
tection of their homes and their families
This was for the purpose of protecting
themselves against bad men who had come
among them after the war. Citizens and
especially those who had held any character
of office under the Confederacy were dis
franchised, and a mass of ignorant colored
people were given the ballot and the result
was that the offices, the courts and their
entire protection were taken away from
them by carpet-baggers. The speaker next
compared the financial and social condition
of the negroes of Georgia with those of this
and other States, and by statistics claimed
that they had advanced to a marvelous
LED INTO A DEATH TRAP.
A Negro Cattle Thief Blows Out a
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 31.—A special
to the American says: “Near Sturgis,
Miss., yesterday, while a colored minister
named John Depew, a prominent preacher
and politician was speaking to an immigra
tion meeting, another colored man on the
outside of tho house fired through an open
window a load of buckshot, blowing
out his brains. The murderer
was arrested and escaped, was
captured again, and for the second time got
away. It appears that the preacher was
al>4ut to report the man who did the shoot
ing for call stealing, and he and his brother
got up the so-called immigration meeting
ostensibly for the purpose of discussing
Liberia as a future home, hut ready to get
Depew in a place where they could murder
Twenty-Five Per Cent, for Creditors.
Cincinnati, Oct. 31.—Receiver Arm
strong to-day began the payment of the
first dividend to the depositors of the late
Fidelity National Bank. The dividend is
85 per cent, of the claim. Tho whole
amount to lie disbursed is $600,000. It is
thought it will require a year to get ready
for the next dividend.
LOSS OF THE VERNON.
The Crew of 20 and 10 Passengers
Milwaukee, \Vis., Oct. 81.—A special
to the Ecening'Wisconsin from Sheybov
gan, Wig., says tho fishing tug Welcome
returned at 1:30 o’clock to-day wit i the life
raft of the lost steamer Vernon, which she
picked up about fourteen miles northeast of
that port. On the raft were a coat, vest
and soft felt hat, which evidently belonged
to a seaman. The hat was ripped through
the crown and had been sewed up. The life
raft hail two air chambers, and Imre the
Every vessel known to have passed the
scene of the wreck off Two Rivers Point last,
Saturday has undoubte lly reached port by
this time, and as none have reported picking
up anybody on the lake there is now no
doubt that everybody aboard of her when
she left G!en Haven" is dead, as no one
would have survived exposure to tho intense
cold more than a few hours.
ABOUT THIRTY-SIX Lf ST.
The crew numbered twenty-six, and it is
believed that the passengers did not exceed
ten in all. This morning the captain of the
life-saving station at Two Rivers and the
Associated Press correspondent examined
the life preservers picked up off Slieyboy
gan reefs and found them almost worthless.
They had evidently all beeu worn, as the
belts remained tied, but were made of grass
instead of cork and had become so saturated
that they were too heavy to float a body,
aud had apparently been slipped off by the
wearers when they found themselves being
dragged down by their weight. The knot
of oue had been cut as though with a knife,
and the Captain of the life-savers thought
it probable that the wearer had done it
when he found himself settling in the water.
The worthless character of the life preserv
ers has caused considerable indignation.
THE STRANDED STEAMER.
Part of Her Cargo Thrown Overboard
to Float Her.
New York, Oct. 31.—A dispatch dated
Titusville, Fla., yesterday, was receiv
ed today at the office of Juan M.
Ceballes, agent of the steamer Panama,
stating that, the vessel was ashore off (’ape
Canaveral, forty-five miles south of Titus
ville. All are reported well and that the
vessel expected to get off yesterday after
noon, when she would resume her trip to
Havana. The intelligence came over the
signature of Agent Ceballes, who is himself
one of the 400 passengers aboard. It is
thought that the steamer is now on her way
THREW OVER SOME OF HER CARGO.
Titusville, Fi-a., Oct. 81.—The steamer
Panama, from New York to Havana,
which ran aground opposite Indian river
narrows, got off Monday morning by throw
ing overboard part of her cargo.
GOODS COMING ASHORE.
Jacksonville, Oct. 81.—Thomas E. Ells
received a telegram this evening from James
Paine, customs officer for the Indian river
district, dated Titusville and sent from the
scene of the wreqk, sav’rfg: “The steamer
Panama is ashore off Sr. Sebastian. Goods
are coining ashore. Meet me here to
morrow.” Nothing authentic can be se
SACRIFICED TO THE FLAMES.
An Oil Mill and a Cotton Mill Make
Two Large Fires.
Cincinnati, 0., Oct. 31.—A great con
flagration occurred this afternoon in the
mills of the American Cotton Seed Oil
Company on East Sixth street.
The building burned was five stories in
height, and occupied a space of 100 by 80
feet. The cellars, in which a large quantity
of oil was stored, w ere formerly the Long
worth wine cellars. Owing to the amount,
of oil in the stock the heat was intense, and
the work of the firemen in confining the tire
to that building was correspondingly diffi
cult. After 3 o’clock the flames were under
control. An estimate of the loss is SIOO,OOO,
with good insurance.
FLAMES IN A COTTON MILL.
Exeter, N. H.. Oct. 31.—At 5:45 o’clock
to-night fire started in the mule room of the
old mill of the Exeter Manufacturing Com
pany. The building was about 200 by 45
feet and five stories high anil contained 20,-
000 spindles. The fire gained rapid head
way. The fire department here
was found inadequate aud help
was summoned from Haverhill and
Dover. They each responded by sending a
steamer. The tw o upper stories of tho build
ing were completely gutted. The loss is
estimated atsloo,ooo. The property isfully
insured in the Manufacturers' Mutual In
surance Company. Two hundred and
thirty hands are thrown out of employ
ment The cause of the fire was entirely
FOUR BLOWN TO ATOMS.
An Explosion in a Cartridge Building
Morristown, N. J., Oct. 31.—A terrible
explosion occurred in one of the cartridge
buildings of the American Forcite Powder
Company at McCainsville, at 9:45 o’clock
this morning. Four persons wore making
cartridges at the time. They were John
Faucker, Henry Dodd, Philip Meyers and
Frea McDede, aged from 15 to 24 years.
With the buildings they were blown to
atoms. Pieces of the bodies have been col
lected and the county coroner will hold an
inquest. The superintendent of the com
pany had left tho building a tew minutes
before the accident and everything was all
right at that time.
Selma’s New Railroads.
Selma, Ala., Oct. 31. —Great activity
prevails in railroad enterprises in t his city.
Two surveying part ies left this city tosluy,
one to continue to New Orleans the line or
the Selina anil New Orleans railroad al
ready built twenty-one miles from Helrua;
and the other to survey a route
for the Holmu and Cahaba Valley
railroad to Bessemer and Birmingham. A
largely attended meeting to-night was ad
dressed by Hon. Jonathan Norcross, of At
lanta, in favor of building an air Hue from
Atlanta to Selina as part of the great Pied
mont route to New Orleans. This, if built,
will make the shortest, route to New Orleans
from Washington and Eastern cities.
New York, Oct. 31.—The Williams &
Rankin steamer Hindoo sails from this city
on Nov. 26 for Greytown, Nicaragua, with
an expedition which is to complete the final
location of the Inter-oceanic canal route and
to prepare the work of construction that is
to tie commenced during the winter. The
expedition consist* of forty engineers and
110 laborers in charge of Civil Engineer
Perry. Chief Engineer A. G. Menocal will
join the party in a few weeks.
Goulu and Sage.
New York, Oct. 81. —District Attorney
Martine ha* finished hi* consideration of the
paper* submitted in the complaint made
againßt Jay Gould and Russell Sage, and
will submit the matter to the grand jury
to-morrow. He decline* to discuss tbe mat
ter from any standpoint.
AN ENGLISH DEPUTATION CALLS
ON THE PRESIDENT.
His Co-operation Sought to Secure a
Treaty Providing for Settling All
Disputes Between the Two Countries
by Arbitration -The Members of the
Washington, Oct. 31. — The President
this afternoon received a deputation from
Great Britain, who desire his co-operation
in securing a treaty between that country
and the United States which shall provide
for an amicable settlement of disputes by
arbitration. The delegation included
Lord Kiunaird, Sir Lyon Play
fair, M. P.; Sir George Camp
bell, Nr. P.; Sir John Swinburne, M. P.;
Hally Stewart, M. P.; Benjamin Pickard,
M. P.; William Cromer, M. P.; Caleb
Wright, M. I*.; A. D. Prokaud, M.
P.; O. V. Morgan, M. I*.; Mon
roe Ferguson, M. P., ami Char las Preake, of
liondon, John Inglis, of Glasgow, and John
Wilson, of Durham, representative of the
Trades Union Congress. Accompanying the
delegation were William Jones, Secretary
of the Peace Association, London; Rev. Mr.
Rowland 13. Howard, of Boston, John B.
Wood and Philip C. Garrett, of Philadel
phia, and Rev. Dr. Eaton, of New York.
Andrew Carnegie, of Pennsylvania, intro
duced the visitors to the President. Sir
Lyon Playfair, representing the members of
Parliament, and John Wilson, representing
the trades congress, made short addresses in
support of the movement.
MR. PLAYFAIR’S ADDRESS.
Mr. Playfair's address was as follows:
Mr. President -I have the high honor to rep
resent a deputation of twelve members of
Parliament who propose to present to you, as
the head of th s great nation, and through you
to Congress, a memorial in favor of tho arbi
tration of political differences when diplomatic
agencies have failed to adjust them. The memo
rial has lieeu signed by %283 members of the
House of Commons, or by more than one-third
of its whole number. It is really the outcome
of an ardent desire on the part, of the working
men of the United Kingdom to perpetuate
friendship and peace which now happily exist
between kindred people on both sides of the
Atlantic. The representatives of people have
given expression to this feeling among their
constituents by signing the memorial. Even if
it does not effect uu immediate or proximate
treaty of arbitration, you will, Mr. President,
recognize that the memorial is a remarkable
expression of the brotherly feeling which our
working classes entertain for their kinsmen in
the United Stales. International arbitration if
established would only lie one step further in
the history of civilization. When individuals
quarrel, society does not permit them to set tle
their dispute by violence, but it refers
them to courts of equity or law, in order that
their differences may lie composed. Why should
not this principle l*- extended to nations,
especially when, ns in the cast* of the United
Kingdom and tin* United States, they are allied
by blood and knit together by love? We are both
common inheritors of the traditions and glories
of the Anglo-Saxon race, from which we have
obtained the spirit of conciliation, the spirit
tlull has so aide*l the national development of
both countries. Tbe time Is favorable for the
consideration of the question because the
whole world is startled at the new aspect of war
which the progress of science is making a huge
engine for orutal butchery of men and wanton
waste of property. Its increasing cost
threatens the basis of national credit, and even
of national solvency. In ten years the cost of
European armaments has increased by at least
25 per cent., while it amounts to 3 p**r cent, of
the whole earnings of Europe. Tho United
States, almost alone, among the nations
can keep down its combatant ex
penditure, because it does not
consider it necessary to anticipate war with
foreign nations. It is here, therefore, rather
than in Europe, that proposals for treaties of
arbitration might naturally be made. At all
events, we might devise a treaty of arbitration
bet ween the United Kingdom and the United
States. That would lie a glorious example
to other nations, and might lead to
the two great Anglo-Saxon nations being the
peacemakers of the world. That is the feeling
which has induced so many members of Parlia
ment to offer their co-operation to the members
of Congress in settling political differences by
arbitration. If our two countries succeed in
doing so it will give an eminent illustration that
nations, as well as individuals, can compose
their differences without violence, by adherence
to the principles of equity and of international
Mr. Cremer, M. P.,Secretary of the Work
ingmen’s Peace Association, who originated
the memorial, then presented it to the
President, and made afi address explaining
the object of the visit aud expressing high
appreciation of the honor which the Presi
dent of this great country and representa
tives of 60,000,000 of people had conferred
in according this interview.
P RESIDENT CLEVELAND’S RESPONSE.
The President responded:
Gentlemen— I The main and prominent idea so
fittingly presented by you and by the memorial
you deliver is a lofty and ennobling one. involv
ing the preservation of peace with all its mani
fold blessings. Those have, as civilization has
progressed, been more and more recognized us
the basis of national prosperity and happiness,
and this reflection may well lead to surprise
that peace bus made no greater progress
in its substitution for the wasting pro
cesses of war as an arbiter of inter
national disputes. It is well that the minds
of good and thoughtful men should he now
turned to t his subject, and that a concerted
movement should Is* made to supersede the hor
rors of war. It is well, too, that this effort
should be made by citizens of two countries
which proudly claim to be in the van of civiliza
tion and progress The people of my country
boast that t hey can exhibit In their prosperity
and development more of the victories of peace
than any other nation on the globe.
At the same time, our history demon*
st rates that we need yield to
none in the spirit and patriotism which make
war terrible. It seems to me that a country
thus demonstrating the advantages of peace
und at the same t ime having no fear of a sus
picion of weakness is in a favorable condition
to listen to merits of tic* cause you present, and
to my mind there is nothing more touching or
persuasive than the part the laboring men
of England have taken In this movement.
They speak for their freedom from the Increased
cost of living induced by war. Nay, more, they
sneak for their homes, their families and their
lives. I cannot hut think there are object les
sons before the workingmen of America which
will readily awakeu their sympathy
with and desire for a condition of inter
national understanding which shall alleviate
death and dint real which war brings to their
households. lam sorry to be obliged to confess
that the practical side of this question bus re
reived hut little of my attention. 1 am re
minded, too, that in the administration of gov
eminent the difficulty often arises in an attempt
to carefully apply ideas which in themselves
challenge unqualified approval. Thus if may be
tnaf friends of international arbitration will not
l>e able at once to secure the adoptiou in ite whole
extent of their humane and beneficent scheme.
But surely great progress should be made by
sincere and hearty effort. I promise you faith
ful and careful consideration of the matter, and
I believe I may speak for the American people
iu giving assurance that they desire to see the
killing of men for the accomplish
ment of national ambition abolished,
and that they will gladly hail tbe advent of
peaceful methods iu tno settlement of national
disputes, so far an this is consistent wit h the
defense and protection of our country's terri
tory, and with the maintenance of our national
honor when It affords shelter and repose for
national integrity and jxTsouifles the safety and
protection of our citizens.
A CONFERENC E IN ENGLAND.
LONDON, Oct. 31.—An English and
American conference was hold at Brampton
this evening, at which tho arbitration
scheme was discussed. The Marquis of
Lome presided. Letters of approval were
read from Karl Granville, John Bright,
Lord Wolseiey and others. Resolutions in
favor of tho scheme were adopted.
SHOT DEAD BY A RAVISHER.
After the Killing in the Court Room
New Orleans, Oct. 31.— A social to the
Times-Democrat from Coflfeeville, Miss.,
says: “Nows has just boon received here of
a terrible tragedy which occurred in Air
mount, a small village, twelve miles east of
this place, last Saturday evening. On
Friday Mag Sherman (colored) appeared
before the proper officials and swore out a
warrant charging that Soil Boyle, a young
white man of the neighborhood, hud the
night before broken into her house and in- ;
decently assaulted both herself and her
S-yeur-old daughter. Boyle was arrested
and carried to Airmount on Saturday after
noon while protesting his innocence. The j
trial was called about 3 o’clock and all were
assembled in thp court room. The woman,
after being sworn, proceeded to toll her
story, occasionally interlarding it with such
expressions as ‘God knows he is the man
and he knows it himself. I saw him plainly
when ho seized hold of me and it was surely
Sell Boyle.’ As all the sickening details
came (ait the young man's face
began to grow pale ami
as the woman concluded her testimo y
Boyle stepped forward and drawing his re
volver shot her through the heart. As the
woman was falling lie tired at her again,
the ball this time penetrating her brain.
Flourishing his pistol, ho made his way to
the door, when he was joined by William
Pato, another young man who was related to
him. Pato, with a drawn revolver, kept
the crowd at bay until Boyle could mount
his horse and escape. The woman was
killed instantly, ana up to this time the
murderer has not been arrested. Previous
to this affair young Boyle had been regard
ed os a model young man."
LOU SIAN AS STRIKERS.
Planters Hold a Meeting and Resolve
on Vigorous Action.
New Orleans, Oct. 31.— 1n view of the
fact that a general strike of the laborers on
the sugar plantations, to begin Nov. 1, has
been ordered by the Executive Board of
District Assembly 1940, embracing the
parishes of St. Mary, Iberia, St. Martin,
Terrebonne and Lafourche, at. a large
meeting of planters to-day the following
Resolved, That if any laliorors are dischareed
from the plantations upon which they are now
at woik. or if anv such dim-Marge themselves
by refusing to work, we pledge ourselves to give
them no employment; that ull people discharged
for refusing to work he required lo leave the
plantation within twenty-four hours, and on
i heir refusal to obey, that the powers of the
jaw be invoked to assist the owners of property
in the enjoyment of their rights of property.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting
that an emergency has arisen which requires
that the tloveraor be called upon to furnish
militia and aid ill enforcing the law and to pre
vent bloodshed and violence, mid that the
Sheriff of the parish Is* requested to call upon
the Governor for the aid of some recognized
Asa result of the above resolution a com
pany of infantry, consisting of 30 men,
under command of Capt. IV. II Beanham,
with one light Gatling gun has been ordered
to proceed to Chibodoaux and report to the
judges of that district.
STRIKE OF THE COAL MINERS.
Pottsville Business Men Raising Funds
to help the Workmen.
Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 31. —A large meet
ing of merchants and business men of this
city was held at the Mountain City Hall
this evening, to take measures for raising
funds in aid of the striking miners of the
Lehigh region. It. C. Green, a leading
jeweler, presided, and every department of
trade and business was represented. The
meeting was addressed by State President
Harris, of the Miners and Laborers Amalga
mated Association, District Attorney Whit
house and B. b. McCool and John A. Nash
•of the local bar. Great earnestness was
manifested, and committees were appointed
to make a thorough canvass of the city for
subscriptions. Popular sentiment is en
tiiusiastie in favor of the movement.
THE WORK AT SHENANDOAH.
Shenandoah, Pa., Oct. 31.—1n addition
to the $540 collected from the business men
of this borough, the Relief Committee of
the Knights of Labor received to-day
$1,083, the Hi st assessment of 5 per cent, on
the wages of miners for the past two weeks.
As those assessments, I situ on business men
and miners, are payable every two weeks,
and as what is being done here is only a
sample of what neighboring towns are do
ing, some idea may lie formed of tho pro
portions of the work being done for the
relief of the striking miners.
Chicago’s Striking Printers.
CHICAGO, Oct. 81. —Every union job
printer in the city of Chicago, about 400 in
number, will lie out of work to-morrow, the
Typothetee association of employing print
ers having refused to accede to the demands
of the Typographical Union that nine hours
"instead (if ten shall constitute a day’s work.
CHARLESTON’S GALA WEEK.
The City Decorated From the Suburbs
to the Battery.
Charleston, 8. C., Oct. 31.—The cele
bration of the Resurrection of Charleston
was inaugurated to-day, littlo more than
one year after the great earthquake of 188*5.
The city > s decorated with bunting and
illuminated from the suburbs to the Battery,
and everything has a gala apneranee. The
railroads brought in about 5,000 people dur
ing today, arid will probably bring
in double the number to-morrow and on
each succeeding day of the festival. The
festival will last a week and most ample ar
rangements have been made to amuse the
visitors. The amusements include horse
laces, tire Works, trades displays, aquatic
sports by day and night, balloon ascen
sions, base half, foot races and other sport*.
Over $lO,OOO huve been contributed by
merchants in getting up the displays.
A Priest Resigns a Prlnclpalship.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 31. —Rev. James J.
McTighe, the Roman Catholic priest whose
election to the principaUhip of tho Thirty
third ward public school caused such a stir
recently in religious circle*, has tendered
his resignation and has ordered Catholic
children to return to the parochial school.
Father McTighe refuses to give his reasons
for resigning, but it is intimated that he
was advised to do so by members of hiscon
Snow in Virginia.
Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 31,—Snow is re
ported all through tho southwest portion of
the State. At Wytheville it is reported
several inches deep.
WINTRY IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 31.—The first snow
of the season fell here today, but melted as
it reached the ground, and wan followed by
rain and hail. It has been raining here
almost incessantly for two weeks.
Death of a Clergyman.
Charleston, S. C., Oct. 81.—Rev. Dr.
Smeltzer, an eminent Lutheran clergyman,
died hero to-day, aged 1)8,
j PRICEIO A YEAR I
1 a CENTS A COPY, f
CHICAGO’S FATED SEVEN.
THE SUPREME COURT DECISION
NOT YET ANNOUNCED.
It Will Be Handed Down To-Morrow
or Next Day—The General Opinion
Still Unfavorable to the Prisoners
An Incendiary Circular Afloat at
Washington, Oct, 31.—The United
States Supremo Court room was crowded
again to-day, in anticipation of the decision
upon the motion of a writ of error in tlie
case of tho Chicago Anarchists. It was
thought that Mr. Justice Miller might per
haps announce tho decision and read the
opinion, and when the time came the court
room was absolutely still, while every per
son presont listened eagerly for his first
word. Tlie judgments which he an
nounced had no relation to the case wbicli
was m every one’s mind, and it wa* not un
til tlie reading of the opinions had been con
cluded that any reference to that case was
made. The Chief Justice then said
that the court hoped to be ready
to Hiir.ounco its decision upon the motion of
Spies micl the others for a writ of error by
V\ ednesday of this week and certainly bv
Tho motion made by Attorney General
Garland last week, ut the request of tho
Comptroller of the Currency, to advance
the case of the Receiver of the First, Na
tional Bank of Buffalo against ElbridgoO.
Spaulding and others was denied. Tins is
tho case which involve, the question of tlio
liability.of the directors of national bank*
for negligence in the performance of their
There was no discussion to-day of the
prohibition cases from Kansas, ami the
opinions generally were not of general
The failure of the court to render a de
cision to-day in the Anarchist cases, and the
announcement of the Chief Justice that tho
ism it, would not Ihi ready to make public
such decision until Wednesday or Thurs
day, are thought to indicate nothing more
than that the court's judgment will be set
forth in a more or less elaborate opinion,
and that the Justice to whom the prepare
tiou of that opinion has Ixien assigned is not
yet ready with it. The argument in the
eases was not concluded until Friday after
noon, the Justices could not meet for
eodsultation until Saturday, and even were
they in lull agreement as to all the ques
tions raised, there would hardly be time be
tween Saturday afternoon and Monday
morning for the preparation of a careful
opinion, and its discussion in the confer
ence. It Is the general, and, in fact, almost
the universal lielief of lawyers who practice
at the Supreme Court bar, that the petition
will be denied, but this lielief is based only
upon their own views of constitutional law
and the impression made upon their mind*
by the arguments. The Justices of the
court will not, of course, allow any intima
tion to escape them as to their views until
the d<jclsion has been formally announced
from the bench.
AN INCENDIARY CIRCULAR.
Chicago, Oct. 31.—The Sheriff and police
department were considerably agitated yes
terday hy the circulation, from an unknown
source, through the mail , of tlie following
circular, which is without signature or
Workingmen: Will you, as workingmen of
Chicago, ullow the champions of your legitimate
rights, who are now confined in Jail unuer sen
teuce of death, brought about atisolutely by
public clamor, occasioned by grossly exagger
ated and fictitious statements of tbe
capitalistic press. to hang? It would
be damaging to this land of boasted
civillzat on. Worldt.'men, if your companion,
are to hang on Nov. 11. arise In your mi„ut and
effect their rescue. The Independence of the
United States was brought about by tbe use of
bombs and firearms. Forewarned is forearmed.
Any act lon t hat may be definitely determined up
on should Ist kept secret until the proper time, ft
is not at all protwbie that militia will lie on the
scene of the attempted execution. This notice
is not Intended for any who are not in sympathy
with the condemn*! men. Further noth* will
he given later on.
Klieriff Matson, when shown a copy of
the circular, said lie had no idea who were
circulating the seditions sheet, and declined
to express his opinions on its importance for
a day or two. Capt. Schaack was of the
opinion that it bad emanated from the
brain of some crank who might huve access
to a printing press.
ON THE TURF.
Fifth Day of the National Jockey
Club’s Meeting at Ivy City.
Washington, Oct. 31—This wa* the fifth
day of the fall meeting of the National
Jockey Club at the Ivy City track. The
weather was clear and cool. The event*
were as follows:
First Rack - For three year-olds and upward,
non-winners at this meeting. Hanover won,
with Ovid second and Lelex third. Time 1:4144-
Second Kao*— Handicap sweejintakes; mile
beats. in the first heat Stuyvesant won, with
Windsail second. Time 1:45. In the second
heat fituy vesant won the heat and race, with
Windsail second Time 1:47.
Tamil Hack Sweepstakes for three-year-olds
and onward: mile and a furlong. Pasha won,
with Tens trike second and Pegts is third. Tim#
Fourth Race—For three-year olds and up
ward: selling race; mile. Kingston won, with
Telle Doe second and Sam Harper, Jr., third.
Fifth Race—Steeplechase handicap sweep
stake Wellington won. with John Henry sec
ond and Jim McGowan third.
Nashville, Oct. 31.— T0-day’s race*
here resulted as follows:
First Race-Seven aud one-half furlongs.
Cupid won, with Rhody I’ringle second and
Skubeloff third. Time 1:87.
Second Race- Mile. Climax won. with Flor
ence second and Dousman third. Time 1:44.
Third Race -Six furlongs. Cruiser won,with
Orange Girl second and Roundabout third.
Fourth Race—Mile and a sixteenth. Poteen
won, with Erebus second and Osceola third.
Mrs. Williamson Not Poisoned.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 31.—Hamilton and
Williamson, the supposed murderei-s of
Mrs. Williamson, whose sudden and myste
rious death occurred last Friday evening,
were released from jail to-day, no evidence
having been adduced against them at the
post mortem examination. The Coroner’s
verdict reads: “Death from congestion of
the lungs, produeeed by the excessive use of
drugs or alcoholic liquors.”
Reducing the Debt.
Washington, Oct. 31.—The receipts of
the government for October amounted to
$81,803,173, aud the expenditures to $12,-
474.052. being an excess of receipts of #l9,
388,520. The decreaso of the public debt for
October is estimated at $14,0X1,000.
Secretary Whitney’s Improvement.
Washington, Oct. Sl.— Aiding Secretary
Harmony to-day said that ho had received
a letter from New York stating that Secre
tary Whitney is improved in health and