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i ESTABLISHED 1850 |
\ J. H. CkTILL, Editor and Proprietor. )’
AXAKCHY'S mob defied.
an oj,d veteran carries the
AMERICAN FLAG IN LINE.
Hw e in the Cortege Objected to Its
/ resence, But the Crowd on the Curbs
'Prevented Its Removal Tho Work
of Fielden and Schwab at Joliet,
t ‘fiii ago, Nov. 14. —The News says edito
rftll v; “No true hearted American citizen
> f.uld view the Anarchist procession which
marched through the streets of Chicago
■yesterday w ithout emotions of a conflicting
nature, it was a display at once
pitiful and reassuring. That some
ihing mere than 5,000 persons, men,
si omen and children,should avail themselves
< ! tihe funeral of five murderers to advertise
l/:eir sympathy with lawlessness must be
regretted. At the head of the procession
marched a Grand Army veteran hearing a
cl ean Fourth of July copy of the stars
i. 1 stripes emblazoned with tho battles in
wan h he bad fought. This was tho only
flag displayed along the march. Its presence
cv,w resented by the Anarchists and they
appealed to the police to prevent the veteran
from flaunting the stars and stripes before
ihp corpses of their brethren. For once the
pnli -e would fain have obliged the Anarch
ic-. but they dared not. The old man
-hook his Hug in the face of anarchy, and
s3id he had braved death under its folds
upon the field of battle, and he was
prepared to die under it thore. The
SioU'.e started to prevent the affront
[m anarchy hi the presence of the dead, but
tiro crowd upon the sidewalk surged forward
s id. cheering for the old veteran and the
rational emblem, forced the police back.
Trout the Lake street viaduct to the depot
Pie stare and stripes held its place at the
1. -ad of the procession and was cheered all
along the route. This was significant of the
lenip°r of the citizens of Chicago. In alt
tiie procession, as far as tho eye of the spec
tator could determine, there was not an
American face. Thin was significant of the
composition of the procession.' 1
l.inog rofri) A BOMB.
It has been settled that Louis Lings killed
himself with a dynamite bomb and not a
l utminating cap as was at first supposed.
IHiring the overhauling of his cell to-dav
shattered pieces of gas pipe were found,
Miowing conclusively that Liugg had ex
ploded a dynamite bomb in his mouth. One
piece is over an inch long. The condition
Ini the wall of Lingg’s cell also bears out the
■tneory that a bomb was used by him. Large
■ leces of solid masonry are broken off by
■he force of the mi Miles of which the bomb
lias made. How Ute bomb got into his pos-
K'si-ion seems ns mtdh a mystery as ever.
■he suspicion that was at first directed to
■ae of the deputies on guard is now no
longer entertained. It is generally
Relieved that Lingg had it iii
Ri- possession at the time the other four
R'nv found, and had it secreted in his hair,
1 thing he could vefv easily do, as his hair
Rus over six inches long and very thick. It
R the opinion of the jail officials that all the
lombs were pa.-seci.tto him by outside friends.
1 WORK OF FIF.J.DEN’ AND SCHWAB.
I Joliet, Nov. 1|. —Michael Schwab and
►amuel Fieiden, the Anarchists, were taken
|>ut of the eour'i of solitary confinement
lliw morning, locking hearty and bright,
old were put to work. Schwab was put iu
he convict idtchqn, where his work will be
o h°lp pe ■] potatiKW, chop hash and prepare
hp convicts’food. Fielden was assigned to
fie stone department.
Probable Cost of the Canal.
Panama, Novi 14.—Sen or Franco Arnie
'. agent of the Colombian government
°dt to make an inspection of the Panama
anal, reports that 137,000,000 cubic metres
'! earth stillreviain to hi- excavated, and
at the total cost of the canal will probably
' H h the enormous sum of 11,013,405.000f.,
>;• -603. mono.
In conclusion, the report says that the
nmauy will jjnd it difficult to obtain tho
CjUi- te fabulous sum re<|uired, and the
utancHl situation of the company isscrious
y involved, and is alarming. •
St. Louis’ Crooked Banker.
I St. Louis, Jlcv, Nov. 14.—C'recilius,
a-hier of the First National Bank, made
Tiphcafion an the United States C'-ourt to
ny to he released on his own recognizance
nt he second charge made by Examiner
orntan. C'recilius was released Friday on
1 Cm bad. aitid that night was arrested on
not her charge. Forman says he will have
I'm a crested on new information each time
l secures hid release. The judge refused to
a l .; his relapse, ponding the action of the
Tanr l jury, which now has the case under
I A. Jl. Hatch Suspends.
Nvu York, Nov. 14.—Tho suspension of
; o Hatch was announced in the Stock
'bangp shortly after 2 o’clock this after
dr. Hatch was once President of tho
' l A, Exchange, and for many' years was a
“nc >r of the firm of Fisk Hatch. Ho
1 i- short*! Reading, and the boom in that
! ''l> fop-pj him to the wall.
Hatfh said this afternoon that ho
" id not cpve at present oven a rough state
l'"rit of thf. firm’s condition. On the street
I liabilities of the firm are estimated at
Storekeepers and Gaugers.
Voashinoton, Nov. 14.—The Acting Sec-
Mary of the Treasury to-day appointed the
plowing storekeepers end gaugers: In
[ "r;ii (j'nrolimi, w. L. Alderholdt, at Car
''Uter;,!. B Crawford, at, Troy Hill: John
. f as<fy, at Calabaln: James F. Hcnly, at
:!,f r Kill; S. H. Smith, at Farrington;
.1 1 1!-ni M. Williams, at Evalin, and L. E.
' ’’litij'gton, at Roddies’ river.
Chattanooga Clothiers Fail,
tita r? vNoor.A, Tk.vw, N,,v. 14.—P. C.
• Vll ly <Sr Cos., clothiers, iuivo made an
•'.TUlient lor the benefit of their creditors
1 F. J. Allen. The lolai amount Of
” lr indebtedness is given at slo,l3*>. The
;' ' ; consist, of clothing, worth ?t,.‘>oo;
hnutiiro, goods, etc., #v3oo: store fixtures.
-I accounts duo the firm, STOO. They
1,1116 here from Georgia two years ago.
iedeidcksburg’s Unknown Corpae
'• V| Ann, Mr;., Nov. M. It is thought
r j ri? thrit the suicide at Fitdericksburg, Va.,
1 <wne "ns given as “C. Ward” in the
’orain-p papers, was Jacob Sterns, an ujl
fancy goods dealer of Bnugor, who
med. some weeks ago and was arrested for
J l6 Ktd forgery and fraud. His photograph
Oo bnen sent to Fredericksburg.
A Bomb in a Freight Car.
l Nr> > Nov. 14.—The station agent
P' 1 Chicago mid Atlantic railroad at this
a . H yesterday discovered a dynamite
oin.. run freight car. The bomb was niade
l 8®!, pipe, with a fuse in one end and a
i 1 ’B e in the other. The dangei ous mis
le "'a* banded to the police.
' rginia’s Uaboaa Corpus Cases.
Nov. 14.—The argument in
" .' ,lr Kinla haheaa corpus cases lx-gan in
1 npcil Slates .Supremo Court this after
?- li Ex Senator Conkling opened in bc
-111 of the State and was followed tiy YY’iI
•UJI L ltoyall for the bondholders.
He Expects to Be Re-Elected Speaker
Without Democratic Opposition.
Washington, Nov. 14. —Speaker Carlisle
arrived this afternoon to remain through
the winter. He expects to be re-elected
Speaker without opposition from his own
side of the House. He attaches very little
importance to the contest of his seat, based
as it, is on such scant and flimsy testimony.
He has no doubt that it will be dismissed by
the House on the recommendation of the
Committee on Elections, whether the latter
is appointed by Representative William D.
Kelley os the oldest member on the Re
publican side, oi' elected by a vote of the
House. Mr. Carlisle will therefore pre
pare his list of committees between
now mid the time that Congress meets, in
order that there may Lie no delay in getting
to work. He will, of course, bestow most
care on the Committee on Ways and
Means, which will have the most important
w ork to do this winter. He has not yet
Anally determined who shall be chairman
of this committee. Mr. Carlisle will talk
with the President and Secretary Fairchild
about their recommendations respecting the
tariff and internal revenue. He is very
hopeful of some satisfactory revenue legis
lation this winter. He thinks the revenue
reform movement greatly strengthened by
the elections of last Tuesday.
Danville Business Men Complain
Against a Railroad.
Washington - , Nov. 14. —The Inter
state Commerce Commission to-day
gave a hearing upon complaint of
B. K. Cows and other business
men of Danville, Va., against the Richmond
and Danville Railroad Company. Col.
George C. Cabell appeared for the complain
ants, and James T. Worthington for the
railroad. The essence of the complaint is
that the rates to Danville from various
points are proportionately much greater
than to towns with which it competes for
trade, and that they are exorbitant and un
reasonable. Tiie railroad, in its rejoinder,
denies any violation of the interstate
commerce law, and denies that it
lias established rates purposely dis
criminating against Danville. It an
mils certain specific allegations, some
of which it justifies, while in respect to
o#i: rs it pleads that the overcharges were
made by mistake, and that the amounts
ovreharged have been refunded. The com
plainants submitted a member of deposi
tions in support of their complaint, and the
respondents called general freight agent
Drake to the witness stand in rebuttal. The
hearing will be continued to-morrow.
DRIVEN WELL PATENTS.
The Supreme Court Decides in Favor
of the Infringer.
Washington, Nov. 1 4..—What Is known
as the “Driven Well Patent,” which has
been several times before the United States
Supreme Court, aud which has alway s here
tofore been sustained, was to-d v declared
invalid in an opinion by Justice Blatehford,
bused upon the record iu Case No. 10, An
drews, Green and others against George
Hovey, brought here by appeal from
the United States Circuit Court
for the Southern District of
lowa. This Court holds that the fact
now made to appear for the first, time in the
driven well litigation that the invention was
used in public at Cortlaudt, N. Y., by others
than Green more than two years before the
application for a patent was made is a fact
which is fatal to the patent’s validity. The
decree of the Circuit Court iu favor of the
alleged infringer, Hovey, is affirmed.
A BLAZE AT BROOKLYN.
Coney Island Roads and a Street Car
Line the Losers.
New York, Nov. 14.—Fire in Brooklyn
to-night destroyed a station of the Culver
Prospect Park and Coney' Island railroad,
the stables of the Vanderbilt avenue horse
car line, a large quantity of feed and rolling
stock, and 157 horses. Owing to
the inflammable nature of the
buildings, and their contents the
fire spread rapidly and soon destroyed
tho building and also two brick dwellings
ou flic opposite side of Ninth avenue. The
horses became so frantic that all efforts to
save them had to be abandoned. The Van
derbilt avenue line is owned by “Deacon”
Richardson, and this i-- the third time within
a year and a lmlf that, it has been afire,
The origin is a mystery. Tho loss is $300,000.
A COMPRESS BURNED.
Greenville, Tex., Nov. 14.—A cotton
compress and 3,000 hales of cotton were
burned here to-day. The total loss is $350,-
000. The property is partly insured.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
Tho Receipts of the State Treasury
Atlanta, Ga., Nov, 14.—The receipts at
the State Treasury for taxes to-day were
$17,551. The Treasurer to-day paid out the
last, of t he interest on the Atlantic and (!ulf
railroad bonds indorsed by the State, aggre
gating about #5,000. This was the payment
authorized by the Legislature for the last
semi-annual interest for which there were
The Comptroller has received from the
Tax Collector of Whitfield county a supple
mental tax digest, bringing in additional
property asstoed at #313,000. The first
digest showed t I eerease from last year of
$151,000. which was thought not a fair
W. N. Bozeman, First Lieutenant of tho
< 'ity Light Guard of Columbus, has sent in
Foil Into the Fire in a Fit.
Acgusta, Ga., Nov. ' 4. —Mrs. S. O.
Adams, living in Sr!-.ill/, township, S. C.,
who was subject to lit*, 101 l into the fire
Saturday and was burned to death. Her
husband, returning home after a short
absence, neatly stumbled over her charm!
and perfectly nude body lying in the yard
of Itvs premises. The theory is that .Mrs
Adams after her clothing took lire ran out
and fell in the yard. The Coroner's jury
returned a v erdict of accidental death from
burning. Mr. Adams is crazed with grief.
Muscogee Superior Court.
COT.l'tßl'S, Ga., Nov. 1 1. — Muscogee Su
perior Court met this morning at 10 o'clock.
The liar held a meeting and unanimously
(Kititioned Judge James M. Smith to ad
journ court till the second Monday in Jan
uary. The Judge said he would do so alter
the disposition of the criminal docket.
Senator Colquitt is in the city, the guest
of Mrs. Fannie Hurt
A Public Building Burned.
Nov. 11.—-The Ministry of
Agriculture building caught (ire during the
night mid was destroyed. The Chamber of
Deputies and Ministry of Finance building
were with great difficulty saved. The low
is great. Chevalier de Moreau, Minister of
Agriculture and his wife and family, who
dwelt in the burned building, had to liy for
SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1887.
GEORGIA'S CAPITAL CITY.
A Passenger Train t witched Into a
Freig.it—Tho Freedman's Bank.
Macon, Oa., Nov 14.—A special passen
ger train on the East Tennessee road run
ning from Hawkinsville to Atlanta, and due
at Macon at 7 :'£> o’clock this morning, met
with an accident this morning, owing
to a, misplaced switch. The scene of the
accident was near Stratton’s brick yard, a
short distance from this city. The mishap
was due to the neglect of the section boss
who, it is understood, has since resigned his
position. A train of flat cars loading with
wood was ou the main track. The polo
car of the section boss was also
on the track. As the hour for the arrival
of the special passenger train was near at
hand, the wood train and pole car were
switched from the main track to a siding,
and the switchman forgot or failed to turn
the switch hack to the main line, so when
the special passenger train came thundering
along it ran on to the siding and into the
wood train. Fortunately no one was hurt,
hut the engine was badly broken, a wood
car smashed, and the pole car of the section
boss was scattered in many directions.
THE FKEKDMKX’S BANK.
To-day ex-C’ongressman Jell Long, a well
known colored politician, representing the
depositors in the late Freedman’s (Savings
Bank, presented a petition to Congress from
Mr. Blount to forward to President Cleve
land. The petition is the result of a series
of meetings lately held in Macon. It is very
numerously signed by the depositors and
reads as follows:
Macon, Bibb County, Ga., Nov. 10, 1887.
2b Hi* Excellency, the Pi esident of the United
Stnten of Amend:
Dear bm—We. the undersigned, depositors in
the Freedman s Savings and Trust Company,
being grateful to you for your consideration
of our necessities in recommending to Congress
in your last annual message an appropriation
sufficient to fully reimburse the depositors in
that ill-fated concern, do hereby petition yoti to
remember us again in your next message to that
body. By so doing you will receive the earnest
gratitude of your needy petitioners.
R. W. Cone Held for Trial -Death of a
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 34—R. W.
Cone, the man arrested yesterday for incest,
hail a hearing this afternoon, and was com
mitted for trial. Public indignation ran
high against him, and it is best that he is
surrounded with good brick walls.
Dr. Lorenzo D. Hustou, a native of Cin
cinnati, died at Daytona, Friday, aged (37.
Dr. Huston was educated at Woodward
College, 0., and was a classmate of George
11. Pendleton. He was in the ministry sev
eral years, and at one time edited the Chris
tian Advocate at Nashville He has held a
number of public offices, and was highly es
It is asserted that R. C. Bisbee will suc
ceed the late Gen. Hopkins as Collector of
Customs of this port, and that his name has
already been sent to the President, indorsed
by Congressman Dougherty and other mem
bers of the Florida delegation. ID - . Dough
erty is expected here on Wednesday.
The bicyclers met to-night and formed a
• A KNOTTY QUESTION.
A knotty question is now before the
court here for adjustment. The grand jury
has brought in three indictments, but there
seems no way to transfer the cases from the
Circuit Court to the C ourt of Criminal
Record. This was discussed at length by
State’s Attorney McDonel and ex-Chief
Justice Randall lief ore Judge Baker. The
act of the Legislature, Judge Randall
thought, was in conflict with the constitu
tion. No decision was reached. It seems
that tho Legislature that established the
Court of Record neglected this important
part of the necessary law. What conclu
sion w'ill be finally reached by the court is
unknown, but it would seem a hardship
upon those charged with crime
to have to stand so charged or remain in
prison for nearly two years, to await the
convening of the next Legislature to enact
a law to transfer then-cases front the Cir
cuit court, which nowr has no jurisdiction
over them iu this county, to tho Criminal
court, which is alone authorized to give
Iko drainer, an escaped Putnam county
prisoner, was recaptured to-night by Sheriff
Holland. Grainer was sentenced for as
saulting a white woman
D. F. McGuire. Oscar Higgins, Shaw
Thompson, John Sharp and William Bled
soe have been held lor indictment at Brook
villa, charged with the murder and robbery
of John Hollifleld in November, IBS4. The
parties are said to have been illicit distillers
at the time of the alleged murder.
The Commission Announces the Legal
Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 14.—The Rail
road Commission to-day established the
following passenger rates on Florida rail
Orange Belt railway Be.
Florida Midland, Sc.
Jacksonville and Atlantic He.
Western railway. Sc.'
Blue Springs. Orange City and Atlantic. .. .• '
St. Johns railway sc.
St. Johns and Halifax River railway Sc.
Tavares, Apopka mid tiulf Sc.
St. Augustine and Palatka 4c.
Pensacola and Perdido 4c.
Tavares. Orlando and Atlantic 4c.
Savannah, I loridn and Western main line. . :4c.
Sort White and Lake City branch. 4c.
Smith Florida mail lino He.
Pemberton Ferry branch Ho.
Bartow branch 4c.
Sanford and Indian River Division. jc.
Jacksonville. Tampa and Key West, main
line and St. Augustine branch 3c.
Indian River and Sanford and Jjiko Kustis
branch . 4c
Uclaml branch Sc.
Florida Southern, mainline 3c.
St. John's and Like Kustis and Charlotte
itariair division 4c.
Rochelle. Citra m l Mi<-anupy divisions Be.
Pensacola at.d Atlantic 3c.
l/.uisvllU: and Nashville, Pensacola division. :4c,
Florida Railway and Navigation on nil divis
ions. except the St. Marks, Montlcello
and Bnnitervflle branches 3c.
St. Marks. Slontioeilo and Siimierviile
branclics ... Sc.
Tin 'fHcial circular will be published in
a few davs.
The freight rates will be determined in a
few days and duly published.
Three New Cases at Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 11. —Three new cases
of fever developed to-day—two white and
one colored. There were no deaths. There
are two critical cases.
The re|)ort of fever at Manatee is believed
to be unrounded. That place bus been strict
ly quarantined against Tampa, and there
was ini suspicious sickness there on Friday
last when the steamer GovernorHafFord left
there for Cedar Key*.
A Wreck Sold at Auction.
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 14.— The wrecked
schooner Hcotia and her cargo of pitch pine
lumbef 1 . after condemnation by a competent
hoard of surveyors, was sold to-day for the
benefit of whom it may concern. The
vessel, stores, rigging, etc., brought $51,000.
Mrs. A. 8. Watson is the purchaser. The
cargo brought $l,lOO and was bought by T.
FREE SPEECH IN LONDON
THE TRAFALGAR SQUARE ISSUE
TO BE TESTED.
Home Secretary Mathews Holds that
Public Acts In the Square are Only
Allowed ou Sufferance of the Queen
—Gladstone Urges the People to
London, Nov. 14. —Seventy-five men,who
wore arrested for taking part in the dis
turbance here yesterday, Avere arraigned in
the Bow Street Police Court this morning,
charged with rioting. Many wero fined,
w'hile ot hers were sentenced to from four to
six months’ imprisonment at hard labor.
In an iiftcrvieAv Saturday evening Mr.
Mathews,Home Secretary, told Mr. Graham
that the government would uot permit the
prqixwed meeting in Trafalgar square. He
said he believed the executive was acting
within its strict legal rights, and that public
acts were only alloAved in the square on suf
ferance by the Queen. He further stated
that lie AA-ished the question to be tried
legally by the courts. Mr. Graham replied
that he regretted the government’s decision,
because the meeting would certainly
be held, aud graA r e responsibility would
rest with, the government. It is
stated that Sirs. Annie Besant, AA’ho was
Avith one of the sections desiring to enter
Trafalgar square yestordav, made an earnest
request to be arrested with Messrs. Burns
and Graham. The Times this morning ex
pressed a hope that the rioters in custody,
especially the ringleaders, would receive
exemplary punishment. “Kchhid these.” it
continues, “stand the greater criminals Avho
in the press and otherwise labor to convert
the English Sunday into a carnival of blood
for which the despicable brood ought to be
GLADSTONE ON THE TROUBLE.
Mr. Gladstone, replying to the Secretary
of the London Radical Club, Avrote as fol
loavs, to-day: “I think you will expect me
to meet your request by an explicit answer
expressing the best judgment, which, while
absent from the spot, lain able to form on
the deplorable disturbances of yesterday,
A I understand the matter
the Home Secretary statod on
Saturday, for the information of
the public that he intended to prevent yes
terday’s meeting in Trafalgar square and
believed that its prevention was within
his legal poAver. The question is ono of
groat moment to the inhabitantsof London,
particularly to those who are at present
unemployed aud in circumstances of distress.
It will be generally felt that the state of
the law in regard to it ought to be promptly
tested and ascertained. Until a decision
can be had it is the duty of every citizen to
refrain from all resistance to the decision of
the executive government, tvhich is dearly
entitled to administer the laws according to
what it mav be advised is their true con- ’
struotion. Such abstinence is, I think, due
alike to the high character of Ixmdon for
the maintenance of public order and to the
respect we owe the lasv and mode in
which it is usually applied thorough
the medium of the admirable jxilice of the
metropolis. But I must add that the appeal
to Parliament and the nation on the grave
aud solemn issue iioav raiser! by the proceed
ings of the government in Ireland, would
suffer disastrous prejudice were it to lie
associated in any manner by those who
make the appeal with metropolitan disturb
ances.” There is little doubt that Mr. Glad
stone’s advice will be followed.
In a letter A\-ritten before yesterday’s dis
turbance Mr. Gladstone said: “I am un
able to pronounce upon the law of the ques
tion. If it is on Sir Charles Warren's side
(aud I am bound to assume that he has ex
amined ii) I should be slow to question the
exercise of his discretion.”
CONDITION OF THE CROWN PRINCE
Larvnxotomy the Only Hope to Save
Berlin, Nov. 14. —Drs. Bergmann, Ger
hardt and Tobold have adopted the report
of Dr. Schmidt, in which extirpation of
the Crown Prince’s larynx is urged. The
Crown Prince has not. yet consented to
accept the plan of treatment.
Klein'n Journal says Drs. Schroter and
Schmidt hold that larvnxotomy is inevita
ble in the case of the Crown Prince. They
maintain the opinion that it would have
been better to perform the operation months
ago and assert that the delay has lessened
the chance of success, although they do not
regard the Prince's recovery as impossible.
After the Emperor reci\ed Dr. .Schmidt
yesterday a medical conference was ordered
at the Palace. There were present the phy
sicians of the household with Drs. Wegener,
Bergmann, Uerhardf. TolioM and
Schmidt. Count Von Holherg, Min
ister of the household, presided. A paper
was unanimously signed declaring that the
throat affection of the Crown Prince was
cancerous, and that partial removal of the
larynx is no longer advisable. Complete
excision of the larynx is referred to as rec
ommended by the physicians at .San I ten in,
but in the meantime objected to by the
LOVE FOR IIIH FATHER.
London, Nov. 14. — It. is reported that
the Crown Prince speaking of l lie proposed
operation on his throat said: “As long as
the kasier lives, I shall not submit to the
o|ieration. 1 prefer to let my old father
have some hopes, and I will not risk the
hastening catastrophe by undergoing
HF. CARRIED DYNAMITE.
A Steamship Passenger from Ihie
Country Arrested at Groonock.
London, Nov. 14.—An intermediate pas
senger by the steamer .State of Indiana,
named Charles Cowaf.v h, alias Ftatioun',
was arrested to-day at (deenock for having
in bis possession four dynamite cartridges,
each seven inches Jong by ..no in diameter,
and a gutta percha tube cghteen inches
long, with cop- er caps attached, lie refused
to answer question?.
Madison. Fla., Nov. 14. J. Walden**
•Smith, of the firm of S. H. A J. 'V. .Smith,
who w as attacked about five weeks ago
with hemorrhage of the lungs, died Satur
day. He was buried yesterday afternoon,
Ids funeral being the largest that has taken
place in a long time.
Merchants report an increase of business
over last year. Settlements are being made
promptly and sales are cash.
Til* municipal election comes off in Janu
uary next, and already candidate* have be
gun to announce themselves. The friends
of Hon. H. J. McCall and C. 11. Dickinson
are advocating their claims o.s candidates
for Mayor. Livingston Brinson and C. 8.
Church have announced themselves as can
didates for Marshal.
Manslaughter at Brunswick.
Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 14.—John Burns
iwhite) today *hot. and instantly killed
A. M. Carter (colored), a bailer. Barns
lost some money in the tilth room and
charged Carter with taking it, whereii[on
(he Utter drew a knife. Burns was ar
res Us 1.
SALES OF DECORATIONS.
| A Demand Made for the Prosecution of
PARIS, Nov. 14. —The Primps.the Saliannl
and Tm Lihrrtr announce that the prelimi
nary examination in tho case of M. Wilson
has resulted iu a demand for his prosecu
tion. The statement has created a sensa
tion, as it is considered to involve the resig
oation of President Gravy. Three of the
persons charged with connection with the
Legion of Honor decoration scandals have
been convicted. Gen. d’Andlnu was sen
tenced to prison for fivn years, to pay a tine
of 8,000f., and to bo deprived of all
civil and political rights. He has never
appeared for trial. Mute. Ratazzi was sen
tenced to thirteen months imprisonment
and to pay a fine of 3.000f. Mmo. Courteil
avos condemned to two months’ imprison
HIGH PRICES OBTAINED.
M. Laurent, of The Paris, nnjteared to
day before the commission which is investi
gating the Wilson affair. He declared that
proofs existed that M. Wilson, acting in
concert with Gen. d’Audlau, pro aired a dec
oration for a large agriculturalist for 80,-
OOOf. The commission ordered the seizure
of the decoration referred to.
M. Rochefort testified that Mine. Sellierie
complained to him that M. Wilson got.
3(lO,OOOC. from her husband for insuring him
military contracts, and that 700,000f.
was paid for a contract for Rugs, and also
that Viscountess Feredine bribed M. Wil
son with 600,000f. to obtain a judgment
against her husband.
M. Portal is testified t hat lie had the Kellie
rie check for the Rugs’ contract, and that it
ivas indorsed by M. Wilson, who had not
questioned its authenticity.
GKEA'Y WONT RESIGN.
The .Journal des Dehats says: President
Gravy declares that he will not resign, even
if the Chamber of Deputies votes that M.
Wilson must submit to trial. M. Rochefort
avos before the commission appointed to in
quire into M. Wilson’s action to-day, and
produced evidence showing that M. Wilson
had received large bribes from tho family
of Baron de SeilTiero, whose committal to
an insane asylum some time ago caused a
It is reported that in the Chamber of
Deputies to morrow leave will lie asked to
prosecute M. Wilson.
Im Seic'e publishes documents showing
that 1 .eon Grcvy, nephew of the President,
offered to procure a position on the credit
foneicr for a retired notary, M. Grougeon,
for 15,000f. The notary paid the money,
but failed to obtain the position. He brought
action against Leon Grevy to recover the
money, but the matter was settled before it
came into court.
WIND-UP OF THE WILD WEST.
A Talk With Col. Cody About His
London, Nov. 2. —I had a talk with Col.
Cody yesterday about his London season.
He left London to-day for Birmingham,
where he will be a short time, and then ho
will go to Manchester for the winter. Man
chester Is the centre of a vast poprrtntton.
Within a radius of thirty-one miles from
the centre of Manchester there are in tho
neighborhood of 7,Ot)U,CKK) of people, as many
ns are within a similar radius from the
centre of London itself. There is
much more money among the work
ing people of Manchester than
among those of London. Codv and Sals
bury have a much more profitable arrange
ment for tho winter season than they had
with the American exhibition in London.
Tho projectors of the Manchester building
put it up at their own expense, and only ask
25 pel' cent, of the proceeds for their work.
Col Cody leaves iu a day or two for Italy
for a three weeks’ rest, as he does not intend
to play himself until his people reach Man
chester. He is to-day the most successful
and widely advertised showman
in the world. He lias surpassed
Biu'uum so far as notoriety and
success are concerned. He told me yester
day that, just before 1 eaving New York for
England Bornum came to him and offered
him $250,000 for a quarter interest in the
Europeau venture. Cody accepted this
offer, until tie learned of the condition that
was attached to it. That " as that Barnum’s
name should go ahead of Cody’s iu the an
nouncement of tbe combi nation. This Cody
refused. He says that the name that ho
has made as a successful showman is as
much to him as the money. Cody says that
several days ago lie received the largest
offer known in tiie history of the show busi
ness. He was offered #1.000,000 in cash for a
contract for two years to play in different
parte of Europe. This offer he refused for
the reason that he is not certain that he
wants to remain in Europe for two years,
ami if he did lie would be able to make
more money than that under his ow n man
agement ami not lie t ied up with anyone.
Both Cody and Salsbury were very much
dissatisfied with their connection with the
American Exhibition. Cody said yesterday
that he had not spoken to Whitley, the Di
rector General or the American Exhibition,
since enrlv lust summer. Tho managers of
i lie Wild ’West Hhow. he say a, were deceived
bv Whitley, in bung given to understand
that a number of prominenf and official
representatives of the United (States were to
be interested in the concern. Cody says
that he found that every name that, had
been given to him as interested in
the enterprise when he first made
the contract was used without any au
thority. Instead of there living plenty of
money back of tile concern the money nre.s
sary waa only obtained after the Wild West
(’ornpany had started from New York. To
use Cody’s own language, “the last £25,000
necessary for the completion of the build
ings (n London were obtained after a dis
patch was received from New York an
nouncing the embarkation and departure of
my company. When the Wild West jxiople
arrived they found tier they wore the prin
cipal attraction and that they could have
done much belter if (hey had started alone
than by dividing profits with an enterprise
which could never have opened without
their assistance, and which, if it had been
opened without them, could not havedrawn
a crowd for over a fortnight.
I asked Col, Cody something about their
financial success. He said that they hud
made a good deal of money in I/jnilon, but
not as mu hns they should have mnde. He
considered that lie was worth to-day t<*oo.
000, and that the Imlk of this is invested in
good Western real ( State. Salsbury, he said,
was worth about $500,000 that lie had put
away since he bud gone in with the Wild
West. Cody says that he is not certain
afsait, (heir future. He has made money
enough to retire. They will pluv the winter
through, and then go to Belgium for three
or four weeks for tho spring exhibition
Then tliev will go to Paris for n few wks
awl to Homo later. The manager of tho
Paris Hippodrome has advised Col. Cody to
go to Russia. Ho says that ho would make
a greater auoree* In Russia than in any
country of Europe. hut all this means
hard work and the taking of risks which
Cody and Saisbury are not at present cer
tnin about running. They know that they
can now go back to the Unif/xl States and
play to a better business than before they
came away, nod as the prices obtwined in
the ITijltod States are higher than they get
get, hero they may come home next year.
Their original plan was to remain in Eu
rope two yeans.
THE DESPERATE BOY FIEND.
Another Attempt by Jesse Pomeroy to
Escape trom Prison.
Boston, Nov. 13.—Jesse Pomeroy, the
“boy fiend,” who is serving a life sentence
in the .Stale prison in Charlestown, made a
desperate attempt to escape or kill himself
yesterday by blowing up the prison. He
succeeded in causing an explosion that shat
tered the plastering ami windows in the
wing of the prison that coutaiued his cel!,
and he was himself severely burned about
the head and hands. His injuries are not
dangerous. This lust is the most startling
of his many attempts to gain freedom. He
lias given the prison officials more trouble
than all tho other prisoners combined,
and iu his attempts to escape he lias
shown ail inventive genius that would lie a
credit to him if rightly used. He Ims many
friends arming the prisoners, and they have
materially aided bun in his work. In some
way unknown to the olllcein he obtained |xie
session of a cold steel chisel about eight
inches long and a long-bladed knife. The
knife blade was transformed into a saw,
and with these tools he found no difficulty
in cutting through brick and iron. In all
his other operations he has given his atten
tion to the bars of his cell door or window,
but this time lie tried another method that
was as ingenious as it, was desperate. It
involved Die iHissilile destruction of one
wing of the prison and its inmates, includ
ing himself, or the making of a broach in
the walls large enough to liberate many of
After providing himself with the tools he
severed the gas mpe that ran between the
walls, aud allowed the gas to escape in the
space that was left by the builders. Then
he lighted the gas. and a tremendous ex
plosion followra, shaking the building from
top to bottom. The explosion occurred
while the prisoners were in their ceils eat
ing dinner, ami u terrible outcry was made
by the men. The prison officials hastened
to the wing with revolvers in hand, fearing
that the prisoners had started a revolt.
The odor of gas attracted them to Pome
roy's cell, and the officials found him lying
on the floor unconscious, mid with his hair
and eyebrows burned off. Dr. Sawyer, the
prison physician, dressed his wounds, and
in a short time he was restored to conscious
ness. He was locked up in a strong ceil,
and the Warden made an examination of
his quarters to see what damage had been
done by the explosion. Then the ingenious
work of the prisoner was revealed.
By means of nu awl he had loosened two
bricks in the wall of his cell at the place
opposite tho ellxiw of gas pi|>e. Tho right
sjiot could only have been located liy care
ful mathematical calculation. Then with
his saw, which was ingeniously set In a long
wooden handle, he had severed the gas pipe
diagonally on both sides of the elbow. The
work must have taken several weeks to ac
complish. But the prisoner's ingenuity was
best shown by the instruments he had made
to conceal his work until the time for action
came. With patter and cotton cloth tie had
reproduced the elliow of the gas pipe so that
it fitted snugly over the iron ends and pre
vented the escape of gas The iron that was
out off he allowed to fall between the walls.
The (taper pine was strongly rolled,
ami was a wonderful piece of workman
ship. When he was ready he removed the
paper tube, and filled the s|ice between the
walls with gas, aud then threw a lighted
match through tiie hole. There was enough
of an explosion to shatter the plastering of
the cells in that wing aud to break some of
the windows, hut the granite walls were un
injured. A large sheet of (lame filled his
cell and hurled him so violently against the
bars as to render him unconscious. His in
juries will confine him to bed for some days.
The officers Imvo searched his cell every few
days, but, lie hod effectually concealed every
trace of his w ork, the place of the mortar
around the bricks living supplied by soap.
Warden Russell said to a reporter this
afternoon: “Jesse Pomeroy’s study of chem
istry and civil enginen mg for the past ten
years has only served to keep his name
lierore the public, aiul even such simple
t hings as tin plates, cups, aud htioodn in his
hands are a source of danger both to himself
and to every one in the prison.”
The Warden showed the instruments
which lie had obtained or constructed to
break through the wall and cut the gas
pi Ik* The implement which he doubtless
found most, useful in cutting (he stone and
brick work was a cold chisl about 4x inches
long. How lie gyt this and other things is u
mystery. Another curious little instrument,
which was doubtless of his own make, was
of the size and shape of a shoemaker's awl
handle, with a steel blade running through
it and projecting at, inch end. This was
used by him m scraping out the mortar. A
little saw, made of a pocket-knife blade, on
a rough wooden handle about a foot long,
wan used to saw the gas pipe joint
But the oddest thingof all was the subati
tute for the gas pi|>e, which he made hv
coiling and pasting linen endpaper. One
was a pine about an inch in diameter arid a
foot and a half long. The other corre
sponded to the metal cap at the Joint of the
gas pipe. The latter was used to cover up
the hole which he had cut and permit th"
gas to flow through until such time as it
suited his purpose to let it escape. By
placing this capon he was able to let the
ga pass through without causing any odor
in his cell.
“It is odd,” said Warden Russell, “that
lie should have risked hisown life by having
the explosion occur while he was in his own
c"II. He might possibly have made some
slow match arrangement and then waited
until some limo when he would betaken out
for a bath.”
Forced to Issue Certificates.
Nkw Orleans, Nov. 14. News from Cal
houn county, Mississippi, states that Friday
evening a body of men went into Pitts
borough, awl demanded of the commisrioii
ors that they cither deliver up the ballot
boxes awl t"allots, or issue certi Acute* of
elections to the labor candiilatcs, with the
exception of two Clerks of the Court. The
commissioner* chose the latter alternative,
uud the certillcatex were issued as desired.
Clara Louise Kellogg Married.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14. —Tho reported
marriage of Clara louise Kellogg and Carl
iStraJiosch was confirmed today, the lady
herself admitting tho fact.
Spread of the English Language,
President Elliot, of tfnroard.
We may fairly rejoi<, too, with our
friends [some visiting Englisbmenl In tho
rapid spread of the English language over
the world. I had a little evidence of that
in Switzerland. I sat down to dinner one
stormy night, in a Swiss inn with sixteen
people. Six different nationalties were
represented by lh-se six torn people, and the
only longurge that they could all apeak was
English <*no may travel now, as I have
just traveled, through Southern Spain,
through Northern Africa, through f!recce
and Constantinople, and hack by Vienna
and the more usual ‘ routes, with nothing
but English. Ido not mean to say that, you
may not, oofa*ional)y feel the need of some
French words; but you can travel com
fortably through all of those countries with
no language but English. That, lam sure,
could iiot have been said, twenty-five years
ago. The spread of the language within ,
that time for purposes of commerce is most i
noticeable, as is also the increased knowl
edge of the language and literature among
educated people on the continent of Europe.
I Pit ICE 01.0 A YEA i
O'BRRV I\ PRISON GARB
HIS CLOTHES TAKEN FROM HIM
WHILE HE SLEPT.
Dr. Morehead Finds Him Fiercely Ex
cited and Coughing Frequently—
Limerick Proclaimed Under the
Crime’s Act-Mr. Pyne Still Belying
tho Authorities from Hia Castle.
DrTßl.iv, Nov. 14.—The Freeman's Jour
nal says the clothing offered to Mr. O'Brien
iu Tulinuiore jail was made at Mount Joy
prison, and was made of blue material. It
was totally unlike the ordinary prison garb.
Dr. Moorcbead has had an interview with
Mr. O'Brien. He says h found him fiercely
excited, and coughing frequently. He com
plained of a bi-eacb of faith on the part of
the jailers in removing his clothes while he
was in bod Friday night.
The city of Limerick has been proclaimed
under the crimes act.
London, Nov. 14.—The Land Commission
has reduced rents in Limerick 40 per rent .
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, in a spec'll at
Rristol to-night, hinted that he would re
sume official work at an early date Ha
praises Secretary Balfour for the manner iu
which he had performed the duties of an
onerous office. He condemned the triad
stonlans for countenancing the agitation
in Ireland. If they had acted otbe.
wise, he said, the crimes act, wcuid
not have been needed. He afk“d
why tiie Gladstoninns supported
the plan of campaign when the recent land
bill conceded to the Irish tenants had done
more than Gladstone had ever offered, and
he answered the question by asserting that
their action was one to the fact, that the
Irish now expected to get land for nothing.
MORI.ISY AT EDIXBYRI*.
Mr. Morley, at Edinburg, defied anybody
to sav the Liberals were not a million more
times likely to win now than they were a
year ago. He said the Liberals then were
trying to reconcile the Unionists, but they
had since found that, the Unionist* were
trying to ensnare them, and to find a pre
text for knocking the bottom out ot their
policy. He ventured to predict that tho
Unionists would win no more seats.
A meeting of the land leaguers was hold
yesterday m front of Li.sfaruig Gutle,
Waterford, the residence of Mr. rvne, M.
P., for whose arrest a warrant has been is
sued. Mr. Pyne has taken refuge in the
castle, which he has fortified and entrenched.
He addressed the crowd through an aper
ture in the castle, lie boasted that the
building whs perfectly fortified, and defied
the police to make an assault.
While a number of prisoner* were being
removed from Kilrusli*jail today prepare
tory to being taken to Limerick, a fight
took pin- n between the inhabitants of the
town and police. Volleys of stones wer*
fired at the officers, who, in return, used
their batons freid*'. Several person* wera
badly injured. Trie riot act was road before
order could bo restored.
BHOOTINO HIB BROTHER.
Young Congo, of Kennett Square Dy
ing—An Inhuman Act.
Chustir, Pa., Nov. 13.—Frank Congo,
colored, aged 20, is dying at his father’*
house, in Kennett square, from a charge of
buckshot, tired into bis neck, shoulder and
face by liis brother Stephen, on Saturday.
Tho shot was fired by Stephen with the
deliberate and avowed intention of killing
his brother. The two had beau to Mouat
Cuba, Del. On the way back they quar
reled and came to blows. Steph told Franc
he would shoot him as roou as they get
home, and hurried home ahead of Frank.
He met a max Kith a gun and tried to bor
row it. but failed. Then Ire hurried home,
took mi old army musket of his father’s and
loading it with buckshot, started back to
meet bis brother. Frank saw Steph ap
preaching with the gun, and started back
on a run to reach a house he had pMied
.Steph pursued and gained rapidly oc his
When the latter reached the door of the
house he found it was locked. Before he
could rnu around the house Steph was
within ffftoen feet of him and fired, feversl
of the Inrge abot lodged in Frank’s neck,
other* filtered In's body at the ahonliler
blade, throe or four passed through his left,
cheek, carrying pieces of flesh with them,
which were found sticking against the
wall inside the house, the shot having gone
Frank fell to the ground and hi* brother
•seeing that he was not dead, exclaimed.
“That, didn’t finish you, eh? Thun 111 go
bark home and load her again, and 111
blow a hole clear through you when I come
With that Steph ran back toward hi*
father’s house, Frank struggled to his feet,
and staggered along toward a neighbor
named Broomal. leaving a trail of blood a*
he went. He was so weak when begot there
that he fell to the floor. He rose to his feet
with an effort.
“1 are dying,” he exclaimed, ‘ aod I want
to die at home.”
He then staggered away, evidently deter
mined to get norm* before ho died. There
were no men about to help him. He wa*
almost home when his sister came running
to meet him.
“Don't go to the house.” she cried; “Steph
has ioaiiea tlw* gun aud is waiting for you.”
With the aid of the girl the wounded uiu
started for Isaac Buzzard'*, a quarter of a
mile awnv. He was rapidly growing
weaker. When they reached Hazzards
fence Frank’s sister looked around and saw
Bteph running after them with the gun.
Frank fell to the ground unconscious. The
girl’s cries called Hazzard to her and they
succeeded in carrying Frank in the house
Won* Bteph got near enough to fire He
looked about the house for awhile and then
went away. Medical aid was summoned
for the wounded man and he was revived,
and subsequently taken home. His vitality
is wondeful. He had at least eleven buck
shot in his face, neck and shoulder, tome of
them being too deep to be removed. Ha
was aiive at last accounts, but hi* recovery
is not considered likely.
Htoph was arrested on So* urday night.
He was sound asleep in bed immediately ad
joining the room where his victim waa
lying at the point of death.
Senator Vance Inlurod.
Asheville, C.. Nov. 14 —Saturday
afternoon Senator Vance, while riding in a
road wagon on a narrow road leading to his
PBrfdencc, near Block mountain, was thrown
out, and, falling on his head, received a cut
aliout three inches long, reaching to the
bone. Dr. John A. V.'atnon, of Asheville,
was summoned by telegraph and reached
the Senator early Sunday morning He
dacssed the wound and left, him iu a satis
factory condition. The injury, though se
vere, is not dangerous.
Don M. Dickinson's Terms.
Djstroit, Mich., Nov. 14.—Don M. Dick
inson to-day sent a dispatch to the Preaidant,
saying that he would accept the post office
[ortfolio if the Senate would uiuniimously
confirm him, otherwise he would wot.
Senator Palmer says he has no doubt the
Senate will unanimously conllrm the nomi