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SHERIDAN ON THE ARMY.
he thinks it should be made
24,239 Men and 2,200 Officers Now on
the Roster—Opening Up of a Portion
of Oklahoma Recommended The
Discipline of the Army Good—The
Washington, Nov. I.'). —Lieut. Gen.
Sheridan has presented his annual report to
the Secretary of War. At the date of the
last consolidated returns the army consisted
of 2,200 officers and 24,230 men, including
Indian scouts. The Lieutenant Goueral
briefly sums up the condition of the various
divisions of the army, and of the division of
Missouri says that while it has been free
from Indian hostilities of any magnitude
many operations of a minor nature have
been rendered necessary. Troops have
been continually occupied iu patroliug the
Oklahoma country, and have been success
ful in keeping intruders out of that region.
MUST BE OPENED SOON.
The gradual spread of railroads through
out the Territory can, however, ultimately
have but one effect, and Gen. Sheridan is
row of the opinion that Congress may well
consider the advisability of opening up por
tions, at least, of this country to settlement,
(ien. Sheridan expresses regret that the
very rapid decrease in the number of deser
tions from the army during the previous
two years has not lteen continued. The in
crease is, however, very slight, being
only about one-half of 1 per cent, more than
last year. The recruiting service, it is
said, has been properly conducted during
the year and an increased number of men
of good standing has been obtained. The
discipline of the army is good and almost
sll the officers and men seem to be animated
with a spirit of obedience to the law.
IMPROVEMENT IN FIRING.
The improvement made by the array in
rifle practice is highly commended. Gen.
Sheridan renews his previous recommenda
tion touching the increase of the army by
.-,.00!) men, and perfecting the organization
of the infantry arm by the addition of two
majors and two companies to eacli regi
ment. Relative to the revision of the tac
tics, it is said: “The great advance iu the
material of war has also occs sinned vital
changes in the manner of handling men iu
action, and our tactics are therefore no
longer well adapted to the present condi
t ions. For these reasons it is my intention
to assemble at an early day a board of offi
cers to consider this subject.”
A measure which would most promote the
efficiency of the service, the General says,
would be the passage of a law authorizing
the immediate retirement of those officers,
about eighty in number, in whose cases
j-ueh action has already been recommended
by military boards, or who have for some
time been absent on account of sickness
from their commands, with but little pros
pect of ultimate recovery.
BETTER SMALL ARMS NEEDED.
Attention is called to the needs of the
army in the matter #f improved small arms,
and Gen. Sheridan urges the adoption of
measures to secure it an early day the best
form of magazine rifle for army use. Gen.
Sheridan concludes the report as follows:
“I am strongly in favor of the general gov
ernment extending all possible aid to the
National Guards of the differeut States as
they constitute a body of troops that in any
great emergency would form an important
part of our military force. They should be
armed with the best weapons, amply pro
vided with complete camp and garrison
equipage, and instructed in various drills
aud exercises aceordiug to the tactics and
systems followed in the regular army.
Aceordiug to my observation and experi
ence most of the State troops
now march well and handle the gun
well, but they are deficient in discipline and
ail the duties that teach a soldier to take
care of himself while in camp or upon the
march. This defect can best be overcome
by establishing some system of encourage
ment under the control and direction and
at the entire expense of the general govern
ment. In the development of such a
measure the entire army as well as myself
personally, will be glad to render such as
sistance as lies in our power and I recom
mend that favorable consideration of the
subject may be commended to Congress.”
BUILDING UP THE NAVY.
Commodore Wilson Recommends that
the Mon tors be Repaired.
Washington, Nov. 15.—Commodore T.
D. Wilson. Chief of the Bureau of Construc
tion and Repair of the Navy Department,
has submitted his annual report to the Sec
retary of the Navy. He renews his recom
mendation that two new vessels of about
1,000 tons each be built to replace the train
ing ships Saratoga, Jamestown and Ports
mouth, which cannot possibly be kept in the
t rice much longer; ami ho asks that spe
-1 ial authority be given for the repair of
the historic sloop of war Hartford, at a cost
SINGLE TURRETED MONITORS.
Relative to the adaptability of single tur
reted monitors to coast and harbor defense,
Commodore Wilson, says: “They are now a
considerable expense to the navy. As they
must be taken care of, and, not being in prop
er repair they are of no use to the country.
It' these vessels are to be kept on the naval
list, they should be placed in perfect
repair and be fitted with such modern rifles
as they are capable of carrying. Within
six months all of these vessels could be put
in the same state of efficiency as they were
at the time of their construction, at an ex
penditure of about $500,000. This would give
thirteen coast defense vessels actually avail
able, armed with 15-inch smooth bore guns.
These guns could he replaced as rapidly as
possible by rides. By no other means could
the same amount of money be spent to give
the country such a valuable return.”
A HOPEFUL OUTLOOK.
In conclusion, the report says: “The out
look for the navy of the near future is a
very hopeful one, and with the completion
of the vessels now projected the navy will
consist of a number of modern vessels,
admirably adapted to the varied needs of
the service. If the work of re-building the
naw is only kopt up as it is now going, we
shall soon have a navy that will be a credit
ns well as a protection to our country and
our country’s interests.”
Washington, Nov. 15.—1n Police Court
to-day the case of Sheriburne Hopkins, the
young man who sent the bogus infernal ma
chine through the mails to Chief Justice
Wrote, was called. Hopkins was charged
with an attempt to defraud a newspaper
correspondent by selling him a bogus item
of news. The information in this case was
quashed, but the prosecuting officer said ho
would fllo new and stronger information
Intel- in tho week.
Nrw York, Nov. 15, —At a meeting of
the Church Society of Plymouth Church,
Brooklyn, to-night, it was voted to extend a
' til to Rev. Charles Berry, of Wolver
COTTON ALL ABLAZE.
Loss of Over Six Hundred Thousand
Dollars at Little Rock.
Little Rock, Nov. 15.—Ten minutes
after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon fire,
caused by a boy dropping a cigarette, be
gan in the Union Cotton Compress build
ing, at the foot of Main street. The build
ing contained 3,373 bales of cotton. It
spread rapidly, aided by a brisk wind from
the northwest, aud soon enveloped Martin’s
warehouse across the street, with 1,600
bales. The fire then ran down the alloy,
filled also with cotton, crossing Scott street
aud nearly to the comer of Cumberland
street, threatening the gas works. The
Metropolitan block, south of the compress,
Horn brook & Townsend’s block on the east,
und the rear of every building as far east
as Scott street, were on fire within twenty
minutes. Suddenly the w ind changed to a
brisk breeze from the south, anil thus saved
not less than half a dozen business blocks in
the heart of the city from destruction. The
total loss was:
Cotton 4,973 bales, valued at $250,000. All
the cotton losses are covered by insurance.
The buildings destroyed were:
The compress company’s; $25,000; fully
Athletic Association; $18,000; insured for
Martin’s warehouse; $8,500; insured for
An old carriage factory at the corner of
Scott and Elm used as a cotton warehouse;
$5,000; insured for $2,000.
The losses ou cotton were: Adams &
Boyle $163,000: Marshall & Allis $41,500;
Griffith & Brisbin $26,500; Gross & Leigh
$79,000; William Ooiioou $20,000.
RUM SELLERS USE DYNAMITE.
Orangeville Shaken by Its Sixth Ex
plosion in Two Years.
Orangeville, Ont., Nov. 15.— T0-night
the house of Inspector Anderson was again
blown up by dynamite. The charge was
placed on the veranda at the front of the
house and the two front rooms were badly
shattered. The veranda is a complete
wreck. Mrs. Anderson, who was alone in
the house, was sitting beside a
stove in the dining-room and was
bally shocked. The inspector had
just left the house and was only about ten
yards aw-ay when the explosion occurred.
He was stunned by the concussion. A note
was found tacked to the fence warning him
to desist from his efforts to enforce the pro
hibition law in operation here, and stating
lhat he might congratulate himself that he
had not been blown to kingdom come. Sev
eral Orangeville hotel keepers have been
fined for violating the law during the past
week, and it is a notable coincidence that
dynamite explosions always occur after the
liquor men have been lined for breaking the
law. Intense excitement prevails in town.
This is the sixth dynamite explosion that
has occurred iu Oraugevilla in two years.
The perpetrators are unknown.
A ROW’S STRANGE ENDING.
One of the Participants Shoots at Hie
Sister and then Kills Himself.
New Orleans, Nov. 15.—A special from
St. Joseph, La., to the Times-Democrat
says: “Yesterday morning an altercation
occurred between G. Blum, a merchant,
and Charles Favor, a butcher. Favor drew
a pistol and fired twice at Blum, neither
shot taking effect. Bium then rushed
wildly out of his store followed by Favor,
who would have certainly killed Blum if
he had not escaped in the crowd.
Favor immediately mounted his horse
and flourishing his pistol rode off. Stopping
at a school, he called his sister Belle out and
deliberately fired one shot at her, but fortu
nately- without effect. He again galloped
off, but by this time the Sheriff, with a
small posse, had started in pursuit. Find
ing that he was about to be overtaken, he
(Favor) wheeled and fired into the crowd,
aud then shot himself through the breast.
He is alive, but will probably die. The
affair created intense excitement.”
GOLD BY THE BUSHEL.
The New Mine Near Prescott Said to
Contain Fabulous Wealth.
Chicago, Nov. 15.—A Prescott, Ari., spe
cial says: “Private advices show that the
recently discovered gold mine ten miles
from here, on the Hassayampa river, is
richer by far than anything ever discovered
in the world. The ore averages SI,OOO per
ton, and thousands of tons are in sight. Two
men yesterday, with a common mortar,
pounded out ssoo in less than an hour.
The gold clings to the rock in the purest
scales. A man with a knife can scale off a
handful in a few minutes. There is every
indication that the ledge contains fabulous
wealth. This river lias produced millions in
years past in placer mining, and on one
occasion a pocket was found whicli yielded
SIOO,OOO in a few weeks. The people are
flocking there in great numbers.”
Senator Hawley’s Marriage.
Philadelphia, Nov. 15.—Senator J. R.
Hawley, of Connecticut, was married at
noon to-day in St. Clement Protestant Epis
copal church to Miss Edith Homer, of En
gland, who has been for several years one of
the head nurses at tho Blackley Hospital, hi
tins city. There was a large and dis
tinguished assemblage present to witness
the ceremony, which was i>erformod by the
rector of St. Clement's, Rv. Dr. Maturin.
Miss May Wharton "is m id of honor and
Lieut. Knapp, of the Lnitel States navy,
Virginia’s Valley Railroad.
Staunton, Va„ Nov. 15.—The anmia
meeting of the stockholders of tho Valley
railroad was hold here to-day. The Presi
dent’s report shows that the gross earnings
of the road for the year were $115,‘.17, an
increase over the previous year of $579. The
net earnings were $48,368, an increase of
$6,006. Numerous improvements have teen
made along the line and paid for. Samuel
Spencer was re-elected President, together
with tho old Board of Directors.
Washington, Nov. 15.—The Interstate
Commerce Commission concluded to-day
the hearing upon the complaint of the citi
zens of Danville, Va., against the Richmond
and Danville railroad.
To-monow the commission will give a
hearing on complaint of Lopez, Dunbar’s
Rons & Cos., of Biloxi, Miss., charging that
the Louisville & Nashville railroad discrimi
nates against Biloxi in favor of New Or
Sale of Blooded Horses.
Lexington, Kv., Nov. 15.—The combi
nation sale of thoroughbreds commenced at
Treacy & Wilson’s state's yesterday.
Eightv-eight horses were sold for $38,940.
Considering that many of the animals were
yearlings and weanlings, the prices are re
Clara Louise Kellogg's Marriage.
New York, Nov. 15 —Mrs. Kellogg,
mother of Clara Louise Kellogg, this morn
ing received a telegram from tier daughter
confirming the report of her marriage to
Carl A. fStrakosch.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1887.
SPARKS OUT OF OFFICE.
HE RESIGNS TO SAVE THE PRESI
The Correctness of His Claims Main
tained to the Last- His Friends Say
He Will be Given Another Govern
ment Office— - ext of His Letter.
Washington, Nov. 15.— After all the
wild talk of his friends Commission
er Sparks quietly resigned t'is after
noon without waiting for a formal demand
for his resignation. He took his letter of
resignation, which was milder and briefer
than any one had expected, to the President
liimself. In the course ot the conversation
lie told the President that he resigned not
because he thought he was in the wrong,
but in order to relieve the
President of embarrassment. The Presi
dent expressed his appreciation of this
course, without intimating that he consid
ered Secretary Lamar in the wrong. The
President accepted the resignation at
once. Friends of Sparks say that he is
likely to be given another appointment.
They mention especially the Mexican mis
sion. It is certain that be will not be ap
pointed to any- place where tact is required.
the commissioner’s letter.
Gen. Sparks’ letter to the President
says: “Trie Honorable Secretary of the In
terior advises me by a letter, dated Nov. 11,
in effect that lie should on that date present
to you the alternative of selecting anew
Secretary of the Interior or anew Commis
sioner of the General Land Office, in view
of which I have felt called upon to address
you this letter.” The Commissioner then
reviews his disagreement with the Secre
tary of the Interior upon the question of
the adjustment of the Omaha railroad land
cases, and says that the decision of the
Secretary, which he regards as erroneous,
“will, if adhered to, have the
effect to take from the people
many millions of acres of land
within the railroad indemnity limits, which
by your advice and with your approval, as
expressed in the Guilford Miller case, have
been proclaimed to the country as restored
to the public domain. The question of the
eorrectuess of these decisions became, there
fore, a matter of momentous concern. If
they correctly declared the law, these lands
belong to the railroad company-. If
they did not correctly declare the
law the lands belong to the people.
I was profoundly convinced that iu
making these decisions the secretary- had
been committed to errors of law which if
brought fully to his personal attention
might be corrected. It is the practice of the
department to jiermit representatives of
railroad companies and other private in
terests to apply for reviews and reconsid
erations of decisions when questions are de
cided against such interests. It seems to me
that as an official of the gov
ernment having immediate guardianship
of public lands and immediate charge
of the issuance of patents under all grants
of land by Congress, I have at least an equal
right with the representatives of private
interests to ask the Secretary of the Interior
to re-examine ad purtmenta! decision, and
I believed it especially prop r to express my
views to the Secrotary in these cases, be
cause I had not, but would have done so in
the original instance, if I had anticipated a
change of the ruling and decision upou the
point in question. Accordingly I waited upon
the Secretary and personally expressed to
him my desire to have a review of the decis
ions in these cases. He suggested to me to let
the matter rest for the present, in which
suggestion I of course acquiesced. A for
mal application for review, couched in most
respectful terms, was completed about Oct.
26, but was not put upon the official
records, and was not made public.
On Nov. 10 I received a note from
the Secretary desiring me to present
to him what I had to say upon this subject.
My letter was accordingly signed and de
livered to him on Nov. 11, with the neces
sary change of da!e and other corrections
that had been made. A copy of this letter
is herewith inclosed for your inspection, and
for your judgment, both upon the substance
of the matter and upon the official courtesy
of form and expression. It is
but just to say that the
published communication addressed to
me and laid liefore you, is no answer to my
letter applying for a review. The issue
raised by me was strictly one of law. The
presentation of the issue was strictly in the
line of legal argument. In the letter ad
dressed to me that issue is not met. The
effect has 1 wen to create the erroneous im
pression that the issue was one of authority
alone, and that I had refused to execute the
Secretary’s official orders. This diver-
sion of the issue from one of
legal const ruction to one of authority and in
subordiuation is a substitution of force for
argument, a diversion of the public mind
from the merits of the case, and if not re
sisted by me in this presentation to you
would be suppression by that power of
proper and considerate effort on my part
as Commissioner of the General Land Office
to secure in the public interest an impartial
hearing before the Secretary of the
Interior on a purely legal ques
tion affecting tho administration of
the office with which I am charged.
The office of Commissioner of tho General
Lend Office has lieenoneofinten.se labor,
imposing a constant sense of high responsi
bility. Having sought it at your hands, I
have continued to hold it only out of a
sense of duty with a view of effecting some
good to the public. I have been subjected
to discouragement and to much calumny
a:.d abuse from those whose interests were
to defeat the jxdicies pursued. I have l>e
lieved my line of action to be correct,
and thought I had reason for
the belief that I met your
approval. If these decisions foreshadowed
aVhange in the official jvilicy on this sub
ject, knowing well what this will mean in
practical application, I could not, of course,
with my sense of duty, be an instrument to
effect the change. Having over, as now,
regarded the commission I hold from you as
subject to your recall, and desiring to re
lieve you of any possible embarrassment,
I herewith tenner you my resigna
tion of the office of Commissioner of
the General Land Office and ask its early
acceptance, and in thus severing my connec
tion with your administration 1 teg to as
sure you of mv earnest wish that the same
wisdom, firmness and integrity which has
thus far marked your administration may
continue to enhance you in the estimation
of your countrymen.”
Revival of the Rumor that Capital is to
Charleston, S. C., Nov. 16.—-Specials
to night from Beaufort and Port Royal to
the News and Courier state* that a syndi
cate of Northern and English capitalists
have bought tho entire interest of D. A.
Appleton in the city of Port Koval and
vicinity, and will at one* build half it mile
ot (locks and open direct railroad communi
cation with Birmingham, Ala. Edward
Flynn and E. A. Flynn, of New York city,
and O. A. Piatt, of Lynnia Station, N. Y.,
members of the syndicate, arrived at Port
Royal Monday, and are now in Beaufort in
consultation with local capitalists.
INCREASE OF THE CANCER.
Tracheotomy Will Eventually be a
Berlin, Nov. 15.—The present growth of
the Crown Prince’s throat shows a
gradual increase. As the Prince has de
clared himself opposed to extirpation of the
whole larynx, difficulty of breathing will
sooner or later arise and probably necessi
The Reichsanxeifler makes a statement
that during the examination at San Remo
of the Crown Prince’s larynx, the physicians
were able to ascertain that the malady con
sisted of a malignant now growth, mainly
situated between the left vocal chord and
back of the margin of the larynx; small be
ginnings of growth wore also perceptible on
the right side. Up to this time the ailment
has been local and has not affected the
Crown Prince’s general health, but it has
now become dangerous.
The Emperor, replying to an address of
sympathy from the West Prussian Synod,
says: “The pious wishes expressed by the
synod have done good to my troubled heart.
May this heavy affliction upou my house
aud our fatherland soon pass away through
Crisis omnipoteuce and grace.”
Drs. Bramann and Bergman yesterday
performed the operation of excision of
larynx on a patient whose case is similar to
that of the Crown Prince. The person ope
rated upon is do ug well, but statistics show
that out of eighty-three such excisions fifty
eight patients died. The operation of
tracheotomy is hardly ever fatal.
of recent growth.
San Remo, Nov. 15. —Dr. Mackenzie, in
an interview in the Neue Freie Press, of
Vienna, says the present cancerous forma
tion in the Crown Prince’s throat is of very
recent origin, as proved by the fact that the
tumor, which always accompanies a cancer,
did not appear until ten days ago. The
Crown Prince nnd Princess have expressed
unalterable confidence in Dr. Mackenzie.
GREVY WON’T RESIGN.
More Startling Revelations Concerning
the Scandals Brought to Light.
Paris, Nov. 15.— La Paix positively de
nies that President Grevy will resign.
The houses of many prominent people are
being seraclied by the police, and documents
have been seized which contain startling
revelations in reference to the traffic in
Barouess De Seilliere testified before the
Wilson inquiry commission to-day that her
husband gave W ilson 2,000,000f. in order to
procure contracts, but did not receive
much in return. It is reported that the ex
amining magistrate recommends the prose
cution of the Prefect and Sub-Prefeet of
Police, as he holds that they are responsible
for the alteration of the Wilson letters.
The Temps says that M. Wilson will be
froseented as accessory of M. Gragnon,
'refect of Police.
The Wilson inquiry commission has
cabled to New York to ask Baron Silliere
whether he will corroborate the statement
made by bis wife liefore the commission to
day that he had paid M. Wilson 2,000,000f.
to procure contracts.
FROUDE ON IRELAND.
He Declares That a Parliament Means
a Fight for Separation.
London, Nov. 15. —Mr. Froude, the his
torian, has written a letter in which he says:
“Any form of self government which might
be conceded to the Irish people, whether
it be local Councils or a Parliament, would
be used to increase England’s difficulty in
keeping Ireland attached to the kingdom.
The Irish can be governed more easily than
any other people in the world under military
or quasi-military rule. The police are uni
formly faithful and loyal England has
never yet succeeded in governing Ireland
constitutionally and never will.”
Dublin, Nov. 15.—The Municipal Coun
cil of Waterford has adopted a resolution to
confer the freedom of the city upon Wil
Italy and the Vatican.
Vienna, Nov. 15. —Bishop Schlauch, who
is supposed to be acquainted with the wishes
of the Vatican, addressing the Hungarian
delegation, to-day, spoke str ngly iu favor
of a close union between the Italian nation
and the Holy Sac, the moral world power,
which, after all, was Italy’s own flesh and
blood. Such a union would, the Bishop
said, incalculably strengthen Italy’s position
as a great power.
London. Nov. 16. 4 a. m.—The ■Standard
this morning says: “While it will no doubt
lie Mr. Chamberlain's object to adjust inter
national questions which have arisen, but
are outside the question of tho fisheries
themselves, the interest of the Dominion lias
in obtaining from tho United States ns large
a measure as possible of commercial con
cessions in exchnuge for free use of her
Only a Miner.
London, Nov. 15.— Charles Cowatsch,
who wan arrested yesterday at Queenstown
on landing from the steamer Stule of In
diana, from New York, for having dyna
mite cartridges in his possession, stated that
he was a miner by occupation and be
longed in Rogersflelif. He was remanded.
The cartridges are of the ordinary kind used
Reserved For the Nobility.
Vienna, Nov. 15. —1 t is reported nt St.
Petersburg that an ukase is about to be
issued reserving commissions in the artillery
aud engineer branches of the service, solely
to cadets lielonging to the nobility.* This is
an extension of the policy of Count Tolstoi,
who refused to confer [sis’s in the civil ser
vice on representatives of the untitled classes.
Europe to be Visited by the Shah.
London, Nov. 15. —Advices from Teheran
state that tho Shah in April will start on a
tour of Europe. He will visit Russia. Ger
many, Austria, France, England, Italy and
Turkey, returning to Persia in September.
Glasgow University’s Rector.
London, Nov. 15. —The election for rector
of Glasgow University took place to-day.
Lord Rosebery was chosen. He received
807 votes againßt, 845 for Lord Lytton.
London. Nov. 15.—Private telegrams
have been received stating that on Oct. 7
Henry M. (Stanley was -MS) miles from Emin
Pasha and that he was taking half his
force on by forced marches.
Athens, Nov. 15.—51. Tricoupi, Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance, in pre
senting the budget to-day announced that
at the close of the current year there would
be a surplus of 1.000.000f.
The Czar’s Wise Discretion.
Vienna, Nov. 15.—The Czar has refused
to comply with tho energetic request of the
Psnslavist party to assist Abyssinia against
Italy and England.
A RAILROAD OUT OF CASH
CONVICTS TAKEN FROM THE
AUGUSTA AND CHATTANOOGA.
The Constructors Owe Lowe & Cos.
$30,000 for Work Performed
Subscribers Fail to Make Good the
Amounts They Are Down For-
Booming Augusta's Exposition.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 15.—Next to the
citizens’ meeting last Tuesday night the
most enthusiastic meeting ever held in Au
gusta was the one of clerks and young men
generally held in Hussars Hall to-night for
the purpose of organizing and lending their
support to the exposition for next year.
The ball was again a perfect jam, and there
was hardly one who did not subserilie, how
ever little. M. E. McCauley acted n.s
chairman, with M. G. Barrett as secretary,
and by their efforts $5,170 was raised.
Speeches we.re made by a number of
young meu present, after which subscrip
tions were called for and were responded to
as fast as the Secretary could record them.
The subscriptions ranged from $ 100 down to
$5. To-night’s $.5,170 added to the amount
already raised runs the list up to something
over $55,000, which is decidedly a good
showing. After the subscription list, was
closed a Young Men's Exposition Club was
organized, with the following officers: G.
Barrett, President, V. J. Dorr, Vico Presi
dent and Jeff Davis, Secretary.
CONVICTS WITHDRA WN.
On Friday last W. B. Lowe & Cos., con
sisting of W. B. Lowe, and Bondurant &
Joplin a, withdrew their entire force of con
victs from working on the Augusta and
Chattanooga railroad, and carried them to
the North Georgia road. Their reason for
this withdrawal was on account of the road
not having paid them for most of the work
dona up to date, in fact, because the Au
gusta and Chattanooga railroad wed them
$30,000, which they said they had
no hopes of getting. A meeting
of the directors of the road
was held here this morning, when President
Evans made a statement that the railroad
company was out of funds owing to his ina
bility to collect the subscriptions promised,
lie stated that they owed W. B. Lowe & Cos.,
$30,000, and liud no funds on liund to pay
up with. After some discussion it was de
cided to make an attempt to collect the sub
scriptions and proceed with the work of con
structing the road.
President Evans stated that he would give
his entire attention to the business of the
company, and do ail iu his power to pay off
the debt, which he says is a just oue, and
then continue constructing the road, which
he seems determined to build. W.
B. Lowe & Cos., seem, how
ever, determined to get their money,
and have, through their attorneys
Leonard Pliinizy aud Eugene Verdery, filed
a contractors lien against the railroad com
pany'. If the company does not pay the
amount hold they wiU garnishee the sub
scribers who have not paid up, who are
many, and by this means recover the
amount due them. This will undoubtedly
temporarily injure the road, but Augusta is
determined to have it, and it will bo built.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
Trial of Bud Veal for the Murder of
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 15. —The trial of
Bud Veal for the killing of C. D. Horn, one
of the contractors on the new capita!, which
was commenced yesterday, was resumed to
day. Three witnesses testified. They wore
Samuel H. Venable, J. H. Lewis and Mr.
McLendon. The former was the man with
whom Veal was engaged in a difficulty
when Horn was killed. Lewis was the man
in whose room the killing occurred, and Mc-
Lendon was a friend who called at Lewis’
room with Veal on the unfortunate after
noon. Lewis testified that Venable struck
Veal on the side of the bead with his opea
hand and that the two men then clinched.
While they were straggling Venable
cried that Veal had a pistol, and
called to his friends to take it
away from him. Lewis and Horn rushed
iu to part the men and to take the pistol
from Veal. Lewis got the pistol away from
him, but before he chd so two shots were
fired and one of them killed Horn. Lewis
testified that when Veal entered the room
Venable accused Veal of acting In a rascally
manner toward him, and invited Veal into
the hall to settle the matter. Veal said he
did not want any difficulty, and said they
could >ettle their troubles at another time.
Venable then caught Veal by the lapel of
his coat and struck him. he men clinched,
and the result was the deit.h of Horn.
FULTON COUNTY’S REGISTRATION.
The registration books of Fulton county
for the prohibition election, which takes
place on Nov. 26 closed to-day The regis
tration in the city foots up B,Gi4. The
country precincts, it is claimed, will show a
registration of 2,000, making the total regis
tration in the county about 10,500. Th sis
nearly 2,000 huger than at the la ,t election
and nearly 0,000 more than the total polls
in Fulton county tax digest.
In the Kniteil States Circuit Court to
day was taken up the case of I). McDonald
Fitten, of Fiorina, against the Kast/Tennee
see, Virginia and Georgia railroad. It is a
suit for $20,000 damages. Iu 18H4, while on
his way to Atlanta, Conductor Cut-lev put
Fitten out of the ladies ctach, as Fitten
claims violently and wrongfully The de
fendant claims that Fitten was so profane
and disorderly in the ladies’ coach that he
had to take him into another. The case is
KISH FOR GEORGIA WATERS.
The car of the Uni its! States Fish Com
mission bringing earp for Georgia waters,
did not arrive tc-day as expected, but will
probably be here morrow.
Government Fish Commissioner Dory,
and the Conunissioner of Agriculture, after
a conference, have decided upon the man
ner of distribution, so as to boas equal ns
possible over the State in waters reached by
railroads. It is announced upon authority
that, the United States I-’ish Commission
will next spring establish a hatchery here,
for the purpose of distributing shad in
For the convenience of the Augusta bar
the Supremo Court departed from the new
rule to-day, and heard arguments in the re
maining cases in the Augusta circuit, finish
ing at noon. The court will take up the
Northern circuit to-morrow. The court to
day rendered a di-cpion in two connected
cases from Richmond county, the National
Hank of Athens vs. Danfortb and Dening
vs. Panforth ct al.. reversing the judgment
In the first and affirming it in the second.
An executive warrant was drawu on the
Treasury to-day for $21,709 In favor of the
school fund, and for slOl 80, the cost of
decorating the executive mansion and capi
tol at Cleveland’s visit.
Slashed Across the Eye.
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 35.—Policeman
Charles Sherman, while making an arrest
to-day, was seriously, though not fatally
injured. While arresting one of two com
batants, he was struck over the head by the
other, receiving an ugly gash over the right
A Groeeryman Tells a Fishy Tale—
Webb’s Advertising Car.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 15.—John
Weber, or “Dutch John,” us lio is called, a
LaVilla grocer, complained to the police
this morning that his store was opened last
night and *IOO stolen from the safe. The
stories told were rather contradictory, and
as the safe bore no m rks of being tampered
with, the police think <tn fishy tale.
The Circuit Court adjourned this morning
till to morrow morning, on account of the
failure to have talesmen summoned for ju
rors in the Medicis rape case set for trial
The Rate Committee of tho Southern
Passenger Agents’ Association were in ses
sion at the Tremont House to-dav, with
closed doors. It is said the recent ruling of
the Railroad Commissioners wus handled
without gloves. Certainly they disapprove
of it very emphatically. No business was
done in the forenoon, it being “all wind" as
one member remarked. Florida rates is the
subject of most of their attention.
The passenger agents wrestled bravely
with their tasks to-night, but failed to
reach any decision in the matter of Florida
rates. They will be in session all day to
morrow, probably. Mai. VVrenn says tho
rate will tie a fair one. He thiuks that the
winter travel will l immense, and that the
Florida season will be a prosperous one.
WEBB'S ROLLING EXPOSITION.
Webb’s Floriila on Wheels left Wilming
ton, Del., last Wednesday night and jour
neyed by easy stage* in fast freight trains
in order to woar the journals previous to
its being put on a passenger train which was
due last, evening at Charleston, arriving
here this morning. At Washington, D. C..
crowds flocked around it, and it was the
objective point of all eyes as it passed
through the country, and at Richmond,
Va., the railroad magnate* visited it
It is 68 feet in length, mo mted on six
wheel trucks, has Miller & Jonny combina
tion plal forms, Westinghouse automatic
air brakes, capacious refrigerators, lockers,
closets, range, etc.
Tho main, or exhibition room takes up
tho most part of the car, and is finished in
Florida cypress. The exterior of the car is
painted a dark olive green, ornameuted
with gold leaf, advertisements in gold leaf,
with Florida landscapes and tropical fruits
The whole effect is strikingly artistic and
On one side of tho car is a large panel
which contains an elaborate advertisement
of Tampa in gold and colors. Ocean and
river scenery, roses, birds, pineapples,
bananas, grapes and oranges are repre
sented. On the opposite side is n similar
panel, in which is an advertisement of Or
lando. In the other panels are advert iso
nients of Jacksonville, Brookßvillo,
Titusville, Palatka. Tallahassee, Jack
sonville, Tampa and Key West
railway, Florida Railway and Navi-
Company, and others. On the windows are
elegant designed advertisement* of St. Au
gustine, South Florida railway, Florida
Southern railway, and many others. The
car will lie on exhibition at either the Sa
vannah, Florida and Western or Florida
Railway and Navigation depots, to which
admission is only had by tickets. After
visiting a few points in the State it will load
itsexhibils and start towards the North,
where, amid wind, snow aud ice, Florida's
banner will lie held aloft.
At the City Council meeting to-night it
was decided to asnhult the walks around the
park iu front of the Windsor and St. James
hotels. First, however, the committee were
instructed to correspond with Savannah
street officials and see if their experience
with asphalt had been satisfactory.
HALF WHITE AND HALF BLACK.
Singular Freak of Nature In the Case
of a Child.
Chattahoochee, Fla., Nov. 15.—A
most remarkable freak of nature here is at
tracting great attention, and hundreds of
people are coming mile.? to see it. At Bar
ney Hill, a small colored settlement ten
miles from here, a colored woman some
weeks ago gave birth to a boy child that
nearly scared them all to death.
The infant, was healthy and well
developed when born, and has con
tinued in good condition since, but,
the strangest part is its color. It is divided
into two halves as it were, each representing
the Caucasian and African race. One side
from the centre of its forehead down, is as
black as coal, while the other is equally
white and fair. Another monstrous fr.-nk
of Dame Nature is shown by the fact that the
Caucasian side has thick lips and flat nose,
kinky hair and black eyes, in fact
all the African characteristics, while the
dark side has fair and good feature , blue
eyes and soft, silky hair. It is in perfect
health and grows fast. Its arrival created a
terrible hubbub in the settlement, and the
negroes were inclined to regard it as an
omen of evil.
Hon. H. 11. Rpear (Senator), as agent for
the mother, is negotiating with P. T. Bar
num with a view to having it on exhibition.
It is one of the strangest freaks of nature
ever heard of in this section.
Only One Case at Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 15. —There was but one
new case of fever to-<lay, that of Ida Morey,
a little girl living two miles in the country.
There were no deaths to-day.
RAISING THE QUARANTINE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 15. —The Du
val county Board of Health held a business
meeting this morning. Dr. Mitchell raid
t hat as the fever reports were so encourag
ing n:nl there was no sickness in any other
Coition of the State save Tamjia,
e would advocate taking off all
the quarantine that Duval county
still maintained. After some discussion
it was so ordered, and Mr. Hartridge said
ho would give orders that, the local quaran
tine lie at once removed. Of course, the
Ktate Association still keeps in full force
the Hillsborough and Tampa quarantine.
The expenses of Duval county for maintain
ing this local quarantine, outside of its por
tion of the expenses attached to the Ktate
quarantine from Oct. 7to Nov. 15, inclu
sive, will lie $l,lOO or more.
Blackshear Burg; are.
Blacksheak, Ga.. Nov. 15.—Sheriff
Williams carried Charles Johnson and
Thomas Cluff (both colored) to Brunswick
to-day for safe keeping until the March
term of the Superior Court. The former is
to Is; tried for burglary from the house of
J. A. Harper, on last Thursday night, and
CluiT for Jarcenv from tho house of Dr. Al
len Brown on Nov. 13. Johnson’s case Is a
very complicated one, but through the in
strumentality of Detective Ryan, he was
run down and captured.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 15.—N0 important
cases were tried in Muscogee Superior Court
to-day. Tho truverso jury was dismissed
until Monday, and at neon the court ad
journed till to morrow.
News has just been received of the horri
ble death of a young man named Boon,
who lived near ’ DadeviUe, Ala. He was
killed bv being caught in a gin yesterilay.
(Sells brothers’ circus was hare to-day and
drew a large crowd from miles around the
( PRICEf|tO A YEAR *
1 S CK.VI* A COPY, f
FINANCIERS AT DINNER.
ANNUAL FEAST OF GOTHAM'S
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Secretaries Lamar and Fairchild, T?t.
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain and Other
Distinguished Guests at the Board
—A Letter Read From President
Cleveland Gives Some Good advice.
New York, Nov. 15. —The annual dinner
of the Chamber of Commerce of the State
of New York, was held to-night in the large
banqueting hall at Delmonico’s, which was
handsomely festooned with smilax, ever
greens and flags of all nations. Covers were
laid for 212. Among the distinguished
guests present, were Secretaries Lamar
and Fairchild, Rt Hon. Joseph Chamber
lain, Sir George Campbell, Maj. Gen. Scho
field, Mayor Hewitt, Halley Stewart, M. P.,
and many other gentlemen promineut in so
cial or political l^fe.
After three hours’ attention had Iven
given to the menu, President Smith arose
and briefly outlined the objects of the Cham
ber of Commerce, declaring that they in
cluded the establishment of a navy aud th
preservation of the harbor of New York.
He thou read letters of regret from Presi
dent Cleveland, Senator Sherman, Gov.
Hili and others.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND’S LETTER.
President Cleveland says in his letter: “It
would certainly give me great pleasure to
be present ou that occasion aud meet those
who, to a great extent, have in charge im -
portaut business interests represented m
your association lam sure, too, that I
should derive profit as well as pleasure from
such a meeting. Those charged by the peo
ple with the management of tboir
government cuunot fail to enhauco
their usefulness by familiarity with
business conditions, and intimacy with
business men—since good government boa
no more important mission than the stimu
lation and protection of the activities of the
country. This relation between the gov
ernment and business -uggosta the thought
that, the members of sueii an association a*
yours owe to themselves and to all the peo
ple of the land a thoughtful discharge of
their poli ical obligations, guided by
their practical knowledge of affairs—to the
end that there may be impressed upon the
administration of our government a busi
ness character and tendency free from di
version of pussion and unmoved by sadden
gusts of excitement. But the most whole
some purpose of their political action will
not be accomplished by an insistence upon
their exclusive claims and stilish
benefits regardless of the welfare of
the people at large. Independence is so
fully an element iu our national existence
that patriotic and generous heed to tho
general good seems to best subserve every
After roa< ling tho letters the chairman pro
posed the hoallh of the President of tho
United States. The toast was drank stand
ing, and in res|xmse to Mr. Smith’s call,
Secretary Lamar responded.
The toast, “Queen of Great Britain,” WAS
drank standing, and then Cbauncy M. De
pew responded to the toast. “The United
Btates, with a government by the people
and for the people: They are the friends of
honest labor, ihe enemies of anarchism ”
The Health of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain,
was propjsed by the President, and that
gentleman responded. Other toasts were aa
follows: “City of New York,” Mayor
Hewitt; “English Speaking Race,” Georg's
William Cortis; "The Peace Delegation,”
W. R. Creamer, M. P.; “Bouch and Bar, ’
James C. Carter.
Charh ioa’o Roffiatration.
Charleston, S. C., Ncv. 15.— The reg s
tration for the municipal elect ion closed to
day with rat her startling results. The total
registration is 10,735, against 7.D17 in 1838.
The increase, however, is largely in negroes.
The white vote is 4,h~’1, „ B ainrt 4/111 in
1883, and the colored vote 4,804, against
2,506 in 1883. The total whit* majority is
only 57, against 2,005 in 1883. Things look
squally for the Democrats. The United
Labor party will put a ticket in the field,
and this will probably solidify the Demo
cratic party. Hiuee the announcement of
the result the Democratic kickers or? com
ing into the ranks. The Democratic ticket
will probably be elected.
Cars Must He Heated by Steam.
New York, Nov. 15. — Representatives of
the leading railroads of the East met, at the
Astor House this morning to organize for
the purposo of making some general and
common move in reference to the beating
of care by steam. No definite uction was
'aern, but a committee was appointed to
take the nccrssarv stops for furthering the
scheme. The following roads were repre
sented: New York Central, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, Is*-
high Valley, Delaware and Hudson Canal,
and New Jersey Central Companies.
Death of a Physician.
Cairo, Oa., Nov. 15.— Dr. A. B. Coff
man, a prominent citizen of this place, died
yesterday morning in Macon, of pulmona
ry disease. He was a native of Indiana, and
'•ame to Cairo four years ago, and by
irreproachable conduct during that tune he
hail become universally beloved by the peo
ple of this community, and by the exercise
of unusual skill be hud risen to the position
of leading physician of this town. He leaver
a wife of fifteen months.
The Long Trip to Florida.
New York, Nov. 15.— The General Pas
senger Committee of the trunk lines held a
lull meeting at, Commissioner Fin'/s office
this afternoon. S. F. Pierson presided. Ex
cursion business to Florida by way of Cin
cinnuti, the long route, was ’discussed, and
reported upon unfavorably. The probable
result will be that the business will be die
continued. It was thought that there was
no use in having such a roundabout route
on an excursion schedule.
A Congress of Baptists.
Indian a i*olts, Nov. la.— Tae sixth an
nual meeting of the Baptist National Con
fress began its session hero this afternoon.
he congress is not an official or business
body, but was organized in order that cur .
rent questions might be discussed by its
members. Foremost men of the denomina
tion participate in the discussion. About
300 delegates aro now in attendance, and
many more will be present to-morrow.
A Famous Outlaw Killed.
San Augustine, Tex., Nov. 15.—Intelli.
genea reached here last night from Hemp
hill that a light occurred near there Snndav
ovoning between a Sheriff’s po-se and old
Willis Conners, a famous outlaw of Eastern
Texas, resulting in the death of Conners and
his 10-year-old grandson. Conners was the
father of nine sons, eight of whom have
been killed during the past five years iu
fights with the officers.
New York, Nov. 13.—Lawyer Chitten
den, assignee of A. S. Hatch & Cos., bankers,
says he judges the latter's liabilities will
not reach #300,000, and that the assets will,
about cover thorn