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( ESTABLISHED ISSO.
1 J. H. KSTILL, Edilor aud Proprietor
POLICE IN CHICAGO’S JAIL
fifty-four men with rifles on
duty near the doomed.
They Will Maintain Their Patrol Until
After the Hanging-- Spies, Fielden
and Schwab Weaken and Sign a
Petition to the Governor for Clem
ency- The City Quiet.
Chicago, Nov. 3.—Two full companies
of police are now quartered in the county
jail near the Anarchists’ cells. The officers
wore brought into jail last night by the
liack entrance. There are fifty-four men in
all, and each is armed with a Winchester
rifle These men will remain in the jail
until after the event of Nov. 11. There
was no excitement in the jail this morning.
Whatever stir was caused by the decision
yesterday had worn off to-day, and every
thing was quiet around the establishment.
The Sheriff has already begun the build
ing of the scaffold on which it is intended
to hang the Anarchists. Carpenters were
busy this afternoon working on the pieces
which go to make up the machine of death,
and it will not be long before the gallows
will be ready. This is regarded in some
quarters as significant of Sheriff Matson’s
belief that the Governor will not interfere.
A CONFERENCE AT THE JAIL.
The event at the county jail this morning
was n conference of an hour between Capt.
Black, L, S. Oliver and Wie seven doomed
Anarchists. Capt. Black refused to make
public the matter under discussion. He
said that he expected to leave for Spring-
Held with a petition for amnesty Monday.
To an inquiry whether he hoped for clem
ency be replied: “I am always a hopeful
man. 1 will Pope until there is no longer
any ground it, when there can only be
grief for the seven men murdered by Jaw.”
"There has been a good deal of talk about
the iKissibi.ity of suicide by these men.
What do you think of it?” was asked.
"They couldn’t be hired to take their own
lives. Not a man of them would do so; not
one. If they wished to do so nothing would
be easier. But I tell you, that if their cells
were filled with deadly weapons and they
had poisons more subtle than Lethe, they
would scorn to use them. They are not
common scoundrels who would try to cheat
the gallows. There is no ignominy ill the
scaffold for them. If they must die they
would prefer to he strangled by the organ
ized robbery they sought to overthrow
than to slink out of the world like cowards.”
THREE SIGN A PETITION.
August Spies, Samuel Fielden and Nicliol
as Schwab signed a petition this afternoon
humbly begging the Governor to commute
their sentences. These three of the seven
condemned men are the only ones who have
not written letters to the Governor that
they would not accept commutation of their
sentences, avfl that all efforts in
that direction were without their sanction.
The signatures of Fielden and Schwab were
secured this morning by Capt. Black and
L. S. Oliver, who visited the prisoners at
the jail, and had private conferences w'itli
them. Ail sorts of entreaties were adopted
to get Spies to sign the petition, but
ho resolutely refused to do so as did
also Lingg, Engle, Fischer and Parsons.
WILLING TO WEAKEN.
At 3:30 o’clock this afternoon the same
petitions w ere brought to the jail by Dr.
Schmidt, Alderman Frank Nulbert and H.
Lintmeyer with permission from the sheriff
to confer with the condemned men. George
Schilling arrived later and joined the party.
It was plain that Spies had weakened since
the morning conference. He read the
]iot ition over several tunes After an hour’s
pleading Spies said: “Well, giveme a pen,”
and with a flourish his name was appended
below. The visitors then turned their at
tention to the others who have written let
ters declining executive clemency, but ob
tained no further signatures.
SEEKING IN VAIN FOR A HALL.
Chairman Oliver, of the Amnesty As
sociation, exhausted his patience and wore
out a good horse in an unavailing effort to
secure a hall for Saturday night's mass
meeting. No owners of places of public as
semblage can be prevailed upon to rent for
even one night for that purpose, Joe
Cruenhut, George Schilling and Charles
Spin sat, around Editor Buchanan’s office
waiting for something to turn up. Petitions
came in by mail and messengers. Detroit
*ent one solid roll of 3,500 names, and
Grand Rapids contributed 500. It is claimed
that nearly 200,000 signatures have already
THE ARBEITER ZKITUNG’S EDITORIAL.
The Arbeiter ZeiUing, the organ of the
Anarchists, to-day has a long editorial on
the action of the Supreme Court, in which
it says: "The request of our eight com
rades for a writ of error has been refused
hv the Federal Supreme Court. For a hun
dred years the United States has enjoyed
reputation of being a free country, and
’’I 1 to a short time ago such
reputation was certainly most justifiable.
Hut lately a few possessors of colossal riches
produced by the common people, usurped
ilie criminal power to pervert and misin
'(■rpret the law's created by the fathers of
this republic in good faith and a progressive
Tint. They splatter with mud the name
"I the republic. The Supreme Court
a j Washington, the German Imperial
tou rt at Leipsig, ami the mar-
Iml courts at St. Petersburg,
stand on a level. The justice which is being
distributer! under the auspices of Jay Gould,
’ snderbilt, ct al., wears not only a bandage
over her eyes, but also a watchword on her
breast, which reads ‘The public be d —.’ ”
PREJUDICE OF THE JURY,
ihe article quotes from Ben Butler’s
speech, where he said that every
one of the jurors was prejudiced
against the Anarchists. It accuses
tee judges of having been led merely
n desire of setting a horrible example to
the wo king classes to keep them easier in
submission. It warns the judges that he
who sows the wind must reap the whirl
wind, and closes: “Heretofore the working
people lielieved in the existence of justice
nd equality in this country. The cruelties
°* their enemies will open their eyes. Our
comrades will seal with their blood
hie truth that liberty and justice can
hardly raise their heads in this country.
However dear to us may be the life of our
jomrades we must give them up, consoled
by the hope that this human sacrifice will
hasten the day w hen the masses will learn
i" understand how they were living fooled
hud what a humbug has iieen made of
HHS. PARSONS PEDDLING PAMPHLETS.
About noon to-day Mrs. Lucy Parsons,
, 'ife of the condemned Anarchist, des
wnded the stairs leading to Spaulding's
Printing office on Clark street, and began to
a pamphlet entitled:
! "as it a Fair Trial.” Hlie had her arms
te l of the documents, and was selling
thern for sc. apiece. No attempt at speech
making was made, but the unaccustomed
(hpet tacle of a woman selling anarchistic
pamphlets attracted a considerable crowd,
it was some time before it was known that
” j mysterious vendor was Mis. Parsons,
a, (d in a trice the street was packed
"flii curious spectators. So dense
j' #s the congregation that it was
’’"possible lor a wagon even to
make its way along the middle of the street
and in five minutes after the announcement
of the woman’s name it was beyond all hu
man possibility for pedestrians to come
within 100 yards of the spot where Mrs.
ORDERED TG MOVE ON.
Passage on either side of the street was
out of the question till three officers ordered
the woman to “move oil.” She did move on
in the direction of the government building,
carrying her pamphlets and followed by an
immense throng. It was estimated that
5,000 people were assembled around the
place. In vain car drivers rang their bells,
and the expostulations of a hundred team
sters were equally vain. Finally a couple
of officers came up and took Mrs. Parsons
before Chief Ebersold, That official thought
the matter over and decided that Mrs. Par
sons had the same right to sell her books
as other vendors of literature, and said she
might continue in the book business as long
as she pleased, provided she did not blockade
the sidewalks and streets. Accordingly on
returning to the office and getting a t rash
supply of books, she, instead of standing in
front of the building, walked briskly down
the street to the post office, handing out
books faster than she could make change. On
gaining the stairs of the government building
she once more was surrounded by a large
crowd and was told by a deputy marshal to
move on. She obeyed and continued to
walk through the streets until she was com
pletely exhausted, staggered up the stairs
and sank nearly fainting into a chair in De
vine’s office. In the few hours she was out.
she sold nearly 5,000 copies of the book at
A PETITION TO THE GOVERNOR.
The objects of thev isits of Messrs.
Salter and Lloyd to see the Anarch
ists yesterday was developed to-day by the
circulation of three different petitions
among prominent citizens asking the Gov
ernor to save the Anarchists. The
first of these petitions includes the
names of all seven men and was signed
during the day by Judge Tully,
Judges Booth and Manierre, Julius Rosen
thal and many others. It was addressed to
His Excellency R. J. Oglesby, Governor of
Illinois, and read as follows: “We, the
undersigned residents of Chicago and
vicinity, holding in abhorrence the doc
trines and methods of anarchy, yet be
lieving that the ends of justice aud the
safety of the State would be better served
by a commutation of the sentence against
Spies, Schwab, Fielden, Parsons, Engle,
Fischer and Lingg than by carrying it into
effect, most earnestly and respectfully ask
you to exercise your high prerogativ e of
clemency at this time.”
The second petition does not contain the
names of Engel, Fischer and Lingg. It is
understood that the first signature
obtained to this jietition was that
of A. S. B. Bradley. The last petition
has only the names of Fielden and Schwab,
who are singled out as mdkt likely to be
saved even though the others are not. It is
the intentiou of the circulators of these
various petitions, and also those coming
from the Amnesty Association, to go to
Springfield early next w'oek.
IS IT AN INFERNAL MACHINE?
Washington, Nov. 3. —An attempt was
mad.i to-night either to kill or
maim Chief Justice Waite, of the
United States Supreme Court, or
perpetrate a silly hoax. About
6:30 o’clock a small box was sent to his
house through the special delivery postal
service. It was a pasteboard box about 10
inches by 6, looking something like a valen
tine box and was addressed in small,
cramped and apparently disguised back
“To tlie Hon. Chief Justice AVaite, 1415
I street, N. AA’., AVashiugton, D. C.
Near the bottom were the words, “im
portant papers,” underscored. The thing
enclosed was a glass tube, about 10 inches
long and of the diameter of a lead pencil.
The tube was bent at an angle of 60 degrees
and was fastened to the box by means of
small pieces of heavy paper pasted over it.
TWO PERCUSSION CAPS.
The tube for most of its length contained
a jot black liquid, but about one and a half
inches from the end was a percussion cap
separating the fluid from a little more than
an inch of coarse powder, apparently what
is known as Atlas powder. At the other
end of the powder was another percussion
cap, and to this was attache! a wire, which
was apparently intended to explode the
tube. This wire was joined to a small rub
ber band fastened to one side of
the box, and another wire ran
from the rubber to a hook and
eye which was held in place by a piece of
paper pasted over it. If the machine is
really what it seems to be the raising of the
lid would have exploded it. Before it
reaehedjthe ‘ Justice’s house, however, the
box was stamped on one side by a post office
employe, and the force with which the
blow was struck in stamping caused the
wire to slip through the hook and eye,
thus severing the necessary connection.
There are some circumstances which lead
to a saspicion that the whole thing is a
WHERE THE TIP CAME FROM.
The person through whom the matter
was brought to the attention of the police
is a young man who sells items to newspa
|n i'ii i i'ii i‘ "" ,l 1 • i- not by many
regarded as trustworthy. Us name is
withheld at the request of the police, to
whom he told substantially the following
story: About (1 o’clock he went to the
post office to mail a letter, and going to on®
of the desks to address it. he noticed a man
putting the address of Chief Justice AVaite
on a box. He says he thought nothing of it
at the time, aud therefore did not observe
the man closely enough to beable to identify
him. When on the street, however, the
thought came to him that there was some
thing suspicious about it inasmuch as
the Chief Justice had on AVednesday
delivered an opinion denying a writ of error
to the condemned Chicago Anarchists. He
thereupon went to the home of the Chief
Justice and inquired of him if he had re
ceived the box. The Chief Justice said he
had not, and the young man went to the
post office and ascertained that the box had
been delivered at 0:30 o'clock.
TOLD TWO CORRESPONDENTS.
He next informed the correspondents of
the Chicago Tribune and Cincinnati Com
mercial-Gazette. of the matter, and offered
to sell them the story about it. The cor
respondents decided to make a fur
ther investigation, and went to
the police station ami told the
story to Detective Sergeant Hollenberger,
who immediately called on the Chief Jus
tice, who then acknowledged receiving the
box and gave it to the Sergeant. The Chief
Justice said he had received the box while
nt dinner and had opened it. but. without
being harmed, the wire which was to have
exploded it having been detached, as already
stated. Justice AVaite did not attach any
importance to the box, and said he thought
it a sensational hoax. The Sergeant
took the box to police headquarters,
where it is now held as evidence. Sergt.
Hollenberger said he had no clew to the
sender of the box and that the young man
was unable to give anv description of the
man whom he had seon addressing it before
Paris, Nov. 3.— Mr. McLane, United
States Minister, in a letter acknowledging
the receipt of a communication from M.
Barodot, President of the Extreme Left in
the Chamber of Deputies, to the Governor
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 1887.
of Illinois, praying for clemency for the
condemned Chicago Anarchists, says: “I
have already informed you that the death
penalty in the United States is limited to
common law crimes, and that it is never ex
orcised for political offenses. AVhile feeling
t hat it is necessary to point this out I do not
hesitate to say that I am interested in any
step to spare human life. 1 have cabled to
the Governor of Illinois calling his attention
to your dispatch.”
EXPLOSION OF A TORPEDO.
Several Officers and Seamen Have a
Newport, R. 1., Nov. 3. —Several officers
and seamen of the torpedo station narrowly
escaped death from a torpedo explosion this
evening. The usual experiments were be
ing conducted in the harbor near the sta
tion, and several torpedoes had been suc
cessfully fired. The last one was a spare
torpedo, aud while this was being run out
from the boat in which were seven or
eight officers and men, it suddenly exploded
before it had been immersed in the water
The shock was tremendous, startling the
city and shaking buildings along the’harbor
froqt. Tlie boat was badly stove, and the
men had to use much exertion to reach the
wharf before she sank. Only two of the
men were injured’ the gunners who were in
the bow of the boat. Both men were badly
wounded in tlie side, being riddled with
pieces of the torpedo. They also sustained
severe body wounds, and one of them
has a rib broken. The injured
men were attended by Surgeon Wise, of the
torpedo station, and were then taken to the
Newport Hospital. The cause of the ex
plosion is unknown, but it would seem that
the officer in charge of the battery must
have turned the current on too strong, as
the torpedo could not have exploded unless
the battery was on.
SALE OF THE GRAPHIC.
The Paper Will Continue Democratic
New York, Nov. 3.—The negotiations
for the sale of the New York
Graphic have been concluded, and
a syndicate of wealthy capitalists
in New York and Philadelphia have
finally secured control of the paper. This
arrangement will keep the Graphic an in
dependent Democratic journal and a friend
of the National and State administrations.
Thus prominent Republicans, who were ne
gotiating for it, have failed to get
control, and the paper is to lie
strengthened and remain in the
Democratic fold. Major Hinldey, former
proprietor, retained a minority share of the
stock, and does not go out of interest in the
Graphic as he would have done had ex-
Senator Platt and his friends bought, it.
Edward H. Goff, President of the American
Electric Manufacturing Company, has been
selected as President of the new organiza
tion, and E. C. Brown will be General
Manager. Col. Frank A. Burr, of the
Philadelphia Times , will be editor. It is
understood that the price paid was on the
basis of $250,000.
OUTRAGES BY WHITE CAPS.
Court Officials Too Terrorized to Prose
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 3.—A telegram
from Southwestern Indiana says that AVhite
Caps are again out committing more out
rages. The outlaws visited the house of
John Amy, in Harrison county, and in his
presence stripped his wife and administered
forty lashes laid on hard. It is said that
the county officials are thoroughly terror
ized, as is shown by tlie fact that
the case of Charles Langford, of Mount
Prospect, Crawford county, was presented
to the grand jury, with proofs of identity
of the men who outraged his family, but
the jury refused to present a true bill.
Langford tore the masks from the faces of
two of his assailants, and recognized his
nearest neighbor and deadliest enemy in
one. In spite of this he could not induce
any prosecution by the court, which feared
the vengeance of his assailants.
A RESERVOIR GIVES WAY.
Ten Million Gallons of Water Rush
Down a Mountain Side.
St. Louis, Nov. 3. —The new water
works recently constructed by Col. Zob
Ward at Little Rock, Ark., were to have
been opened yesterday, but at 10 o’clock the
centre wall dividing the two new reservoirs
placed on the mountain, 250 feet above the
city, gave way und allowed 10,000,000
gallons of water to run back down
the mountain side into the river.
The lower reservoir was full and the water
from the upper one rushed into it ami
caused it to overflow in a column at least
ten feet deep. Prepe utioiio had been made
for entertaining ala g ■ nu.liner ctf guests on
the grounds and thi ; la:< injected was just
below the reservoir aui in the p■' i taken
by the column of water. Luckily the
break occur'-"*! before he pcop.e lad as
sembled The damage i- $10,(Mo.
ROBBERS DELAY a TRAIN.
3’hey Cut Open tho Mail Fouhceo and
Pueblo •' > . Nov. 3. —About 1 o’clock
morning several masked men stopped
the eastbouud Halt Lake express on the Den
ver and Rio Grande road, a few miles east
of Grand Junction, and compelled the engi
neer, fireman, mail and express messengers
to leave tlie (rain, and while they
were guarded by one of the rob
bers, the others passed through the
train, relieving the passenger of t.h r
money and valuables. The robbeis then
entered the express (At-, but failed to op i
the safe. The mail pouches were cut. and
the registered packages and letter- opened.
The train was allowixl to proceed, after he
ing delayed over an hour and thi robbers
took to the mountains. It is not yet learned
how much money was socur si.
KILLED BY A THIEF.
A Respectable Young Farmer
While With a Pease.
Raleigh, N. C., Nov. B.— A vjierial to the
Newt and Observer says: “Luke Russell, a,
respectable young farmer son ot VI. A.
Russell, living near Cahlcston, Crav.-n
county, was shot and killed last night by
Bill Williams (colored). Russell went with
a posse of citizens to arr ;st Williams for
stealing cotton. He starts 1 up into a * ic
ond story of an outbuilding to search tor
Williams, when the latte* fired a load fi jm
a gun into his breast. \' llliains made bis
escape. Russell died in h tlf an hour.”
Ground to I enth.
Pittsburg, Nov. 3.—A a engine attached
to a freight train on the Fort W aynn rail
road struck a street car a the Federal street
crossing in Allegheny dtp about 0 o’clock
this evening and two pass, agent who jun iped
from the car were caught under the wl eels
of the engine and ground to deutb. I heir
names were John M. Culp, Teller of the
Odd Fellows Savings Bank of this city, and
Miss Harriet AVeyman. The accident was
oausod by Guteman Stewart Cunningham
raising the safety gates too soon.
O'BRIEN WILL DIE GAME.
HE WILL REFUSE TO OBEY RULES
APPLIED TO CRIMINALS.
A Plank In a Cell oxß Hia Bed at
Tullamore—United Ireland Cries for
Vengeance—The Cabinet Will Stick
to Its Policy of Suppression.
Dublin, Nov. S. —United Ireland asserts
that a secret circular was issued by the
police authorities to the forces at Mitchells
town before the meeting on Sept. 0, at
which the police fired on the people, urging
vigorous suppression of Nationalist meet
ings and instructing the police not to *give
wav to or compromise with the leaguers.
The cell in Tullamore jail which Mr.
O’Brien has been placed in is 8 by (3. He
slept last night on a plank bed. He lias given
warning to the Governor of the jail that he
will refuse to do menial offices, wear prison
garb, or associate with criminals. The
governor will await official notification from
the General Prisons Board before enforcing
their decision that Mr. O’Brien should lie
treated as an ordinary prisoner. Mr.
O’Brien still wears civilian clothes, and is
in cheerful spirits.
United Ireland to-day contains two col
umns of reports of meetings of suppressed
branches of the national league. In an edi
torial it characterizes the removal of Mr.
O'Brien to Tullamore jail as an outrage,
and says it was done in behalf of the land
lords. ” Henceforth, it says, the people will
make landlords hostages for Mr. O’Brien’s
safety. The plan of campaign will become
not merely the tenant’s weapon of defense,
but an instrument of vengeance. It says:
“Will Irishmen remain quiescent and not
raze fiis torture house to the ground? I’lease
God, not quite. If Mr. O’Brien is harmed,
for every hair of his head Irishmen will ex
act compound vengeance.”
thirty persons summoned.
Thirty persons have been summoned
under the crimes act in Ballyhanms to an
swer charges in connection with evictions.
A majority of those summoned are young
girls. Messrs. Pyne and Gilhooly, National
ist members of Parliament, have also been
summoned, the former for inciting resist
ance to bailiffs at an eviction at Sehrahan,
and the latter for advocating a boycott at a
league meeting at Schull.
THE CABINET MEETS.
London, Nov. 3.—A meeting of the Cabi
net was held to-day. Mr. Balfour, who re
turned from Dublin yesterday, was present.
He looks ill.
The Cabinet resolved to continue its
present vigorous jxfliey in Ireland,
especially as regards speeches at proclaimed
The Home Rule Union of London, at a
meeting this evening adopted a resolution
expressing spmpathy with Wilfrid Blunt
and Mr. O’Brien and resolved to continue
the agitation in Ireland with the aid of
English speaker*. Bhaw lefevro in moving
the resolution entered a strong
protest against the government’s
treatment of Mr. Blunt which he
said was as unjust as it wa.’ un
lawful. He himself had gathered from his
visit to Ireland in 1881 that the disturliances
we’ e due solely (re unjust landlords. He
considered the Woodford meeting thorough
ly justified, and had he been in Ireland at
the time he would have gladly attended it. A
letter was read from Mr. Morley, in which
lie protested against the reckless exultation
of the Ministerialists speakers and writers
over the violent acts committed by the Irish
executive, and expressed the hope that the
legality of the suppression of the Woodford
meet ng and the arrest of Mr. O’Brien
would lie thoroughly tested by the Home
Their Conversion Into 3 Per Cents.
From 4>4 Discussed.
Paris, Nov. 3. — The debate on the gov
ernment bill for the conversion of per
cent, rentes into 3 per cent, was begun
in the Chamber of Deputies to-day. M.
Allain, M. Turge and M. Soubeyran admit
ted the expediency of conversion, but
expressed disapproval of the Ministry’s
method for bringing it about. They declared
that the measure really contemplated a
loan under another name.
M Ribot defended the measure, but with
M. Amagat opposed it.
M. Rouvier, Prime Minister, said all ac
cepted the principle of the measure. He
pointed out the advantages to be derived
from the proposed conversion, and said
the government would adhere to the bill as
THE CAFFAREL CASE DROPPED.
M. Sails here presented Hie report of the
committee apiiointed to inquire into the
Caffarel scandal The President inquired
whether the Chamber would suspend the
discussion on the financial measure to hear
the report. The Chamber voted in the neg
.'.5, Rouvier then continued: The creation
of OOO.OOOf. of four per cent, rentes,
t ? sad, wMiid produce dead stock. The
abolition of the extraordinary budget for
1888 was impossible, but the government
would arrange eventually to suppress such
budgets Tlie Prime Minister concluded by
demanding the adoption of the bill. At a
subsequent meeting of the Right it was re
solved to convert into a Cabinet question a
debate which should remain purely flimn
••HE I.ILL PASgir
M. Pichon moved an amendment provid
i/ig chat 4 ! 'j per rent. -oe com er ed
in o 4 per rents.
Prom' r Rouvier tauntingly challenged
the )*> retne Left to interpellate the govern
inen oil its general policy instead of chang
ing the character of a financial debate.
(Applause from the Centre.J Conversion,
in said, would cost the taxpayers nothing.
(Murmurs from the Right and Extreme
Left.] The government would obtain W),-
700,0001. for armaments without increasing
the burdens of the State. [Great excite
M. Pichon’s amendment was rejected by
a vote of 344 to 172.
The bill was passed in its entirety by a
vi ite of 270 to 101.
M. Rouvier consented to reduce the cost
cl the confersion to IoO.OOOf.
The Chamber adopted the proposul re
quiring the government to submit to the
budget committee a detailed statement of
The Chamber then decided by a vote of
314 to 233 that the report of the committee
on tbo Caffarel seaii'lals be read forthwith,
and the debate on the rejiort was fixed for
Truro Cathedral Opened.
London, Nov. 3. —Truro Cathedral was
opened to-day by the Prince of Wales. This
is the first cathedral built in England by the
Established church since the Reformation.
A throng of distinguished people attended
the ceremonies, which were imposing.
A Gale in the English Channel.
London, Nov. 3.—A terrific gale pre
vailed on the English Channel throughout
the night Two vessels were driven ashore
in Seuuel Bav.
SHE WAS FROM SAVANNAH.
The Steamer Hawarden’s Cotton
Cargo Blazes Up at Sea.
London, Nov. 8. — The British steamer
Hawarden, Capt. Wilson, which left Savan
nah Oct. 18 for Reval, put into Queenstown
harbor t his morning with her cargo on tire.
She was towed to the wharf. The (Ire broke
out among the cottop and was discovered
on Monday. Two hundred bales were
thrown overboard and every effort made to
extinguish the flames, but they continued to
spread and Anally reached the forehold.
The batclies had been battened down and
the vessel is being flooded. It is hoped in
this way to subdue the flames
Sales of Decorations.
Paris, Nov —M. Rouvier, Prime Min
ister, gave testimony to-day liefore the
Chamlier of Deputies Committee, which is
investigating the scandals in connection
with the sale of Legion of Honor decora
tions. M. Rou vier explained to the com
mittee that the government considered an
inquiry useless, but the committee by a vote
of ten to one maintained that an inquiry
Bismarck Calms the Porte
St. Petersburg, Nov. 3.— The Porte has
displayed some uneasiness concerning the
recent interview between Prime Minister
Crispi of Italy and Prince Bismarck in con
sequence of the views attributed to Italy
in regard to Tripoli, and Prince Bismarck,
in order to quiet this apprehension, has as
sured the Sultan that Germany will never
share, either morally or materially, in any
enterprise which threatens the integrity of
A Nihilist Plot Unearthed.
Vienna, Nov. 3. — A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Pvlitisehe Corresponded,
says another Nihilist plot has been discov
ered. The headquarters of the conspiracy
were in the house of an apothecary named
Schupper. The police raided the house, and
made several arrests. They also found a
number of bombs.
A Bark’s Crew Sick.
London, Nov. 3.— The Norwegian bark
Althia, Capt. Rohr, which sailed from Bris
tol Oct. 5 for Demerara, has returned to
Bristol. All the crew with the exception of
three who brought the vessel into port are
sick with fever.
An Explosion in a Mine.
London, Nov. 3.— An explosion of fire
damp occurred this morning in the load
mine at Matlock, county of Derby. Twenty
five men were m the pit at the time. Five
dead bodies have already been recovered.
Fifty-nine Fishermen Missing.
Boulogne, Nov. 3. —Fifty-nine fisher
men have been missing since the gale.
Seven bodies lashed together have been
washed ashore at Etables.
Renewed Rioting Feared.
Brussels, Nov. 3. —Sixteen hundred
miners have struck work in the Boriange
district. A renewal of the rioting Is feared.
. FLAMES IN A CLUB HOUSE.
The Guests of Two Hotels Flee from
Their Rooms in a Panic.
Chicago, Nov. 3. —It was nearly 4 o’clock
this morning when fire was discovered in
the Chicago Club, in Monroe street, direct ly
opposite the ladies' entrance to the Palmer
House. By the time the first relay of en
gines had rattled up to the fire the Haines
had spread throughout the fifth floor and
were bursting from the windows on all
sides, while signs of tire could lie seen on the
fourth floor. A general alarm was promptly
turned in, and in fifteen minutes a score of
engines, hook and ladder trucks and hose
carts thundered down the street and clat
tered up to the fire.
A PANIC AT THE PALMER HOUSE.
A wild palin' followed at the Palmer
House. At the windows on Monroe street
appeared a hundred frightened faces, peer
ing into the streets, and at the sight, of the
steamers a rush, for the escapes followed,
under the impression that the hotel was on
fire. Half clad ladies ami gentlemen tum
bled out into the halls and shrieked wildly
for help. All the bell boys were promptly
sent to the rooms of the guests, and, with
the aid of the clerks, succeeded in calming
the panic, thougli many of the guests re
fused to return to their rooms until the hose
er rs had reeled up their hose and, with the
other apparatus, had started home.
ASLEEP IN THE CLUB.
Half a dozen club members and as many
women, who are employed ah nit the club,
were asleep in the building at the time.
They had no warning of the flames until the
firemen rushed into their apartments and
pul list them out bodily. It is thought that
every one was taken out safely. The fire
started on the fifth floor, in the kitchen,
from a defective flue, it is supposed, or a
carelessly smothered fire in the range.
Isiads of hose were run on all high buildings
entirely surrounding' the club, and half a
hundred streams of water were poured into
it from all the windows. A torrent of watef
poured down the stairway, cascaded down
the elevator shaft,, and soaked through floor
after floor, until the furniture and every
thing else about the building was completely
HOW THE BUILDING WAS DIVIDED.
The first floor was devoted to the office,
reading room and cafe. On the second floor
were the library and <im! rooms, and on the
Urnt the sleeping r eim. The dining room
ooiup.ed the fourth fioo*, and the kitchen
was nmiedis.tely above it in he mansard
o if. Tin smoke from Hie burning build
ing elite vd lire Clifton House adjoining on
the east, a...1 scores of guests sprang out of
bed and rushed into the street with the im
pression that their hotel was on fire. The
Chicago Club building was erected about
fifteen yea re ago at a cost of $131,000. There
were many valuable painting* in the room,
which no doubt are runasl
It transpires that no lives were lost, the
employes of the clubs huving esoa|ied to the
roof of an adjoining building. The greater
part of the furniture was saved by being
covered with tarpaulins. About $20,000
will cover the loss and the insurance is
The Fourth Day of the Gala Week
Ends In a Blaze of Glory.
Charleston, 8. C., Nov. 3.— The Fourth
day of the Charleston Gala Week endod
to-night in a blaze of glory. During the
past three days 20,000 visitors have arrived
hero, and constant additions are being
made to the throng by every train. The
programme to-day consisted of a shot
gun tournament, pilot lioat races and
horse races. The entertainment to-night
was an exhibition drill of the city fire de
partment. and a grand fantastic parade, in
which 5,000 men, m all kinds of quaint and
outlandish costumes, re-enacted the moat
spirited scenes of the Mardi Gras. The city
was illuminated from end to end, and the ef
fect of the Chinese illuminations waa most
enchanting. The festival will not end until
Saturday. Thousands of new visitors are
expected to-morrow. .The weather is per
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITT.
A New Order in the Supreme Court—
The Moonshine Murderers.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 3.— The following
Supreme Court decisions were handed down
to-day in the Middle circuit:
Ryalls vs. Bagg et. al. Affirmed.
Moxley vs. Kimlock. Reversed.
Miller, administrator et al. vs. Wilkins &
Parrish et al. vs. the Weed Seeding Ma
chine Company. Affirmed.
Cheatham vs. Lord. Reversed.
Davis vs. the State Reversed.
After the decisions Chief Justice Bleckley
announced to the Bar that after this week
there would l>e important change in the
session of the court. Beginning Monday
the court will sit for argument on alternate
days—Monday, Wednesday and' Friday,
mid the docket will be peremptorily called
onlv on those days. Tuesday, Thursday
amt Saturdays will bo given by the court to
consultation and study. The new rule will
bo of force till otherwise ordered. It is
merely an experiment and will lie termi
nated or changed at the mutual convenience
of the court and bar. Judge B.ockley stated
in making the announcement that some
change hud been rendered necessary in or
der to give reliof to the court
and give the Judges 1 letter op
portunity to discharge their duties.
They are burdened with work, and under
the old system had not time to thoroughly
investigate legal questions, examine reports
and other authorities. The change is gen
erally highly approved by 111001110111 of the
bar interviewed by the News correspondent
as giving the court time for decisions, and
tending to elevate the character of the court
as a legal authority, which for some years
lias been rather depreciated. Attorney
General Anderson and John S. Davidson, of
Augusta, who are hero in attendance on the
court, were especially emphatic in approval
of the change. The change on the lino
indicated, a few members of the bar
express some dissatisfaction with because the
new rule will keep lawyers here longer and
ut. greater expense.
HE WAS MURDERED.
The report of the brutal murder of Wil
liam Morgan by moonshiners in Haralson
county Sunday night was confirmed to-day,
end a telegram was received by United
States Marshal Nelmes announcing the ar
rest, of two men named MeAlpin and Talia
ferro, who are believed to be the leaders.
They were carried to Ed wards vi lie. Ala.,
last night and their preliminary trial was
set for to-day. As far as the State line
could be ascertained it is the impression
that the crime was committed on the Ala
bama side and the trial will probably be
had in Alabama courts.
Under the act creating a Military Ad
visory Board of Georgia, approved Oct. 13,
1885, the term of the present appointive
memners will expire Nov. 13, ami before
that date the Governor will lie required to
appoint anew board for the following two
years. There are to be appointed from the
field officers four Captains of companies,
one from the Governor’s st if, and the rest
of the board. Quartermaster General (Olm
steml), and the Adjutant General, ex-o/licfio
President. The Governor and Adjutant
General have been considering the appoint
ments some time, and promise an exception
ally fine board, selected with an eye to mili
tary skill anil interest in the volunteer ser
A DRAFT for SIO,OOO.
The School of Technology Commission
drew on the Stale Treasury to-day for #lO,-
(XX) on account of material and work on the
new building. This makes s3o,BiX)expended
to date by the commission.
The Columbia and Augusta railroad for
some reason delayed making its annual re
turn to the Comptroller until to-day. The
road returns its taxable property in the
State at $02,250.
The Treasury received to-day $3,200 from
Chatham county on State taxes.
A full meeting of tile School of Technol
ogy Commissioners was held to-da \ All
bids for putting up the machinery build
ing was declared off. because the charges
are oxcesssve. The lowest calls for #20,000
and the commission is unwilling to pay over
SIB,OOO, and will begin work on the founda
tion at once themselves. A committee was
appointed to confer witli the trustees of the
University as to the organization of a
school, but will hardly do anything before
WILD ANIMALS LOOSE.
A Circus Train Meets With an Acci
dent at St. Louis.
Bt. Louis, Nov. 3.— During to-day a
special train of passenger and flat cars
bearing John Robinson’s menagerie and cir
cus jieoplo and their animals from Fort Scott,
Kan., came into the Union depot eu route
to Cincinnati, where they are to winter.
About 3:30 o’clock the train pulled out to
cross the bridge, and while passing over
“Puzzle Switch,” in the depot yards,
• fiat car left the track followed by
others, and ran into a freight train
on a side track, demolishing two or three
cars ami killing George Squire, a canvas
man, and badly injuring two other circus
men named Fuller and Isle. In the smash
up some Animal cages on flat cars were
broken. A tiger, two lions, a leopard,
jaguar, an ibex and a vulture escaped. The
wild st kind of comotion followed. The
depot official and policemen ran about
shouting the warning, and there was a gen
eral and quick stammv.le from the yards to
the streets beyond. The circus and depot men
then made a search for the animals. The
leopard was found crouched under a freight
car, and an attempt was made to lasso him,
but it tailed, and the animal rushed from
cover, bit a man severely on tho leg on his
way out. bounded into the ticket office, and
then junqied through the transom into the
(Superintendent's office. He was Iwsieged
by circus men, and, after several attempts
to capture him and two or three shots being
fired at him, he was covered with a tar
paulin anil secured. One by one the other
noimals were found, and, after more or less
trouble, were cr.ptu rod and returned to
their cages, but it was not until nearly dark
that the work was over and the excitement
Excitement at Tablequab.
Vimta, I. TANARUS., Nov. 3.—A special messen
ger lias just arrived from Tahlequah, and
reports that the greatest excitement pre
vails at the Cherokee capital. He says over
half the inhabitants of the city have left,
taking with them their stock of
household goods, and have sought refuge in
the timber from the impending war, which
is sure to liegin Monday, on the assembling
of the council. The dispute is over the elec
tion of a chief of the Cherokee nation. Both
parties claim that their candidate is elected.
Western Union Again Watered.
New York, Nov. 3.—A certificate was
filed in the County Clerk’s office to-day
setting forth that the Western Union Tele-
Company, through its directors, had in
creased its capital $5,000,000. This makes
the total stock $83,200,000.
Repairs on tbe Constellation.
Washington, Nov. 3.—The report of the
Board of Survey on the Constellation, now
at Portsmouth, Va., has been approved, and
orders have been given to begin at once
work of repairs to cost SOO,OOO.
( PRICK9IO A YEAR I
1 8 CENTS A COPY, f
DESERTED CANE FIELDS.
PLANTERS FEAR THAT FROST MAY
SWOOP DOWN ON THEM.
Jeanerette Reports Good Prospects
for a Resumption of Work There—
Two Military Companies at Baton
Rouge Ordered Held in Readiness-
No Change at Morgan City.
New Orleans, Nov. 3.— H. Zuberbier,
of Zuberbier & Bran, owners of several
large sugar estates, returned home this
morning after a week's absence spent in in
specting their plantations. He very much
laments the occurrence of the strike
as the frost season is at hand and
tbe consequent danger to this,
as flue, if not the finest sugar crop |ever
grown in Louisiana. Along the river sev
eral planters have conceded the rate of
wage* demanded, $1 35 per day, where no
contracts existed. Mr. Zuberbier says he
roooguizes danger in yielding to this de
mand for an increase in cases where labor
ers have contracted at #1 per day for tbe
season, as establishing a precedent of break
ing contracts through the medium of
strikers would render the stability of busi
ness estimates, so very necessary to the suc
cess of plantation work impossible.
Judge E. D. White stated this morning
that ho did not think well at all of the situa
tion. In Assumption all hands are at w ork
at less rates than the Judge is paying, and
the suspension of labor on his plantation is
undoubtedly tho foolish work of some igno
rant and unprincipled leaders. LaFoureha
planters have always strained every point
to pay tho highest wages possible, and until
now the parish has had no trouble, and has
enjoyed the best reputation. It is now dif
ficult to say what the end will be.
A Picayune special says: “The backbone
of the strike is about, broken. The negroee,
when they found the planters determined,
yielded, and probably one-half of them have
returned to work. A number of mills that
suspended operations yesterday blew- their
whistles to-day, and enough hands
responded to begin work. There has
been no trouble reported. The negroes
are to be complimented on their gooa be
havior. They have been advised by evil
minded persons, but further than leaving
the fields of labor no damage has been done.
Twelve negroes were arrested at, Raceland
to-day by a Sheriff’s posse. They will giva
LOOKS LIKE PEACE.
A special to the Time s Democrat from
Jeanerette, La., says: “The labor troubles
are beginning to asuino a brighter aspect.
Tha laborers ordered yesterday to leave tha
plantations of Dr. Gay and Capt. Willis
nave all done so. Capt. Cade was this
morning instructed to remain at Joaner
ette with a squad of ten men and to send tha
balance of the company to his headquarters.
To-night he received another order to pro
ceed to Pattersonville at once with a force
of thirty men. The Knights of Labor had
a meeting to-day, and it is reported that
they agreed to assist all who desired to per
sist in tho strike, but not to molest those
desiring to return to work. The question
of the strike has not yot been settled, but
from all appearances a satisfactory under
standing lx-tween the planters and laborers
will speedily le reached.”
MILITARY IN READINESS.
A special to the Timex-Democrat, from
Baton Rouge says: “Quite a stir win
created hero this afternoon by the receipt of
orders by the Baton Rouge Fencibles and
West Baton Rouge Delta Rifles to assemble
armed and equipped, and hold themselves
in readiness for marching orders.”
A special to the Picayune from New
Iberia, La., says: “’’’bis morning was tho
time fixed for the stmeers to choose between
returning to work and leaving the planta
tions. Some of them returned to work,
while others left bag and baggage. Every
mill in the Fausse Point country is running
full blast and making good headway. The
laborers seem satisfied with *1 per day,
and show a disposition not to take part in
tho strike. News comes from the interior
west of here that all is working smoothly.”
A special to the Picayune from Morgan
City, La., says: “There are no new develop
ments as regards the labor trouble in this
vicinity. Both sides seem determined, but
It is rumored that several planters are
weakening. District Assembly 103,
Knights of Labor, of New Orleans, has no
tified District Assembly No. 104, or this sec
tion, to draw on it for $5,000, if necessary.
This gives new courage to thy strikers, but
it is claimed that, the funds are not needed.”
PAY OF THE PRINTERS.
Louisville's Typothet® Will Resist tM
Demands of the Men.
Louisville, Nov. 3.— At a meeting of
the Typothetse of this city to-night it was
determined to resist the demands of the
Typographical Union for a raise in the price
of composition on book work and time and
a half for extra hours. A strike in all the
job offices in the city is expected as a result
of the action.
NEW TROUBLE AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Nov. 3.— A new element has
been added to the trouble between the em
ploying and employed printers, and ons
which makes victory for the former mors
uncertain and much more difficult to
achieve. The pressmen, whom the employ
ers feared would make a demand for nine
hours if it were conceded to the composi
tors, have issued a manifesto declaring that
while the union had no intention of making
trouble, it would order a strike unless tbl
difficulty with their brethren was irnrn*
BT. LOUIB TYPOS.
Bt. Louis, Nov. 3.— New trouble beeel
the employing printers to-day in the form
of a notification from the pressmen that
unless they complied with the demand* of
the printers for an advance in wages they
have asked that they (the pressmen) would
also strike. At a meeting of the Typotbet®
this afternoon the employers decided to
fight the matter out, and raised a fund of
SIO,OOO with which to conduct the war.
Several of the offices have filled the place*
of the strikers with non-union men, and
they all profess to believe that they will
IVY CITY’S FLYERS.
How the Horses Finished in the Five
Events of the Day.
Washington, Nov. 3.— This was the
third day of the extra meeting of the Na
tional Jockey Club:
First Rac*— Purse $500; for three-year-olds;
non-winners; six furlongs. Choctaw won, with
Patrocles seeond and Rowland third. Time 1:18.
Second Rack— Handicap sweepstakes; one
and one-quarfer mile*. Favor won, with Dun
bayne second and Itoyal Arch third. Time *:10.
third LUcI- Wetter handicap sweepstakes;
six furlongs. King Crab won, with Harry Rus
sell second and Wilfred third. Time 1:16&-
• ■— -n Race—Puree; for three year-olds and
np*viu., selling race; one mile. Vosburg
won, with Threistie second aud Pegasus third.
Time 1 Pools paid stiu.
Fifth Rao*- -Steeplechase handicap: steeple
chase courae. Will Davis won, with HI Mahdi
second and Wellington third. Time 4:81.