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FRANCE'S ACUTE CRISIS.
ONLY THREE DEPUTIES OPPOSE
The Vote on the Question in the Cham
ber 827 to 3—Some of the Candi
dates Who Are Mentioned on the
Supposition that Grevy Will Resign.
Paris, Nov. 17.—The Secretary of M.
Wilson was before the commission to-day.
His evidence, with reference to the alleged
ante dated letters, was evasive throughout.
Three persons have been arrested who were
concerned in the attempt to murder M.
Portalis, director of the newspaper Siecle.
They have confessed that they received
bribes to attack M. Portalis.
The Republican members of the Chamber
have requested M. Lockrov to organize a
managing committee to execute the decision
of the majority.
At the Cabinet council to-day the Minister
of Jusmo* announced that he had forwarded
to the Chamber of Deputies a demand for
permission to prosecute M. Wilson.
In the Chamber of Deputies this afternoon
itermhskin was asked by the government to
prosecute M. Wilson. A committee was
appointed to report on the motion. The
members of the oommittee were unani
mously in favor of prosecution.
After a brief debate on the report of the
committee the division was taken, and the
Chamber, by a vote of 527 to 8, approved
ihe demand for the prosecution of M. Wil
The Ministers, after their meeting at the
Palais du Bourbon to consider the situation,
went in a body and informed President
Grevy of the decision of the Chamber. M.
Mauzean then placed his resignation in the
hands of M. Grevy, and the President in
t insted Miuister Fallieres temporarily with
the duties of Miuister of Justice.
The plenary meeting of the Republican
groups of the Senate and Chamber of
Deputies is summoned for to-morrow to ar
range the t Tins of interpellation with refer
ence-to President Grevy, which will be
moved in the Chamber of Deputies Satur
day. An excited discussion is going on with
reference to the successor of President
Grevy. Ferry, De Krevcinet, Floquet,
Flourens, lacii Say and Jules Simon have
each their section of supporters, and abso
lute confusion prevails. The latest nominee
of the Moderates is Gen. Saussier, Governor
of Paris, who will command the votes of a
section of the Right.
The Extreme Left continues to cling to M.
At the conference of the Ministers to-day
President Grevy expressed no intention of
A rumor was current this evening that
after the Ministerial meeting at the Elysees
President Grevy summoned the Presidents
of the Senate "and Chamber of Deputies
and informed them that he had resolved to
resign and that he would send a” explana
tory message to Parliament on Saturday.
A later report is that M. Grevy and M.
Wilson have declared that they will resign
only after the proceedings against the latter
ha ve been quashed.
TRAFALGAR SQUARE ROWS.
Mr. Saunders Comes Out First Best
in His Trial.
London, Nov. 17. —William Saunders,
Member of Parliament, who was arrested
last week while addressing a crowd in Tra
falgar square, was arraigned in court
to-day. He was charged with disorderly
conduct iu speaking in Trafalgar square
and thoreby causing disorderly assem
blages. He was also charged with obstruct
ing the police. The Crown Counsel admitted
that the charge were unstatutory and
requested that they be dismissed.
Mr. Saunders insisted on conviction. The
Magistrate, however, dismissed the charges
on the ground that a breach of the prohibi
tive order of Gen. Warren, Police Superin
tendent, did not forma statutory offense.
The Radicals are jubi ant over the result of
the arrest, and may possibly revoke their
decision not to meet in Trafalgar square
NOT A SION OF WEAKNESS.
London, Nov. IS, 4 a. m. —The Standard
says: ‘Tf any persons are foolish enough to
imagine that the discharge of Mr. Saunders
implies that there will be the smallest re
laxation of police precautions to prevent the
holding of meetings in Trafalgar square,
they will have only themselves to thank for
the consequences. The matter still requires
the decision of the Supreme Court.”
The Daily Net vs, commenting on the
Saunders case, says: “The government
has cut a poor figure. Their advisers have
landed them in a most ignominious plight.
They refuse to prosecute Mr. Saunders in a
peaceful test case, alleging that the point
'•an he better raised in the pros
ecution of Mr. Graham. If this
is not direct discouragement to
constitutional methods and distinct incite
ment to violence, we should be glad to know
what is. Sir Charles Warren’s proclama
tion is a mere waste of paper. This serious
state of things will make the people
consider whether a government that
blunders so fatally cati be supported any
At a conference yesterday of Lon
don Liberal members of the House of Com
mons it was decided to raise the question of
the right of having public meetings and
processions immediately ui>on the meeting
The swearing in of special constables for
next Sunday proceeds slowly. So far tJSO
'uen belonging to the upper and middle
' lassos have been enrolled. The Liberals
generally deprecate the action of the gov
The Times says: “If the strong presump
li"u that the view of the law entertained
by the government, is not borne out, the
sooner the law is brought into harmony
■" illi public opinion the better.”
JOURNEY OF THE CZAR.
The Preparations to Receive Him at
Berlin This Morning.
Copenhagen, Nov. 17.—The Czar and
* zarina left Copenhagen at 2:30 o’clock this
afternoon on their return to St. Petersburg
by way of Berlin.
PREPARATIONS AT HEREIN.
Berlin, Nov. 17. —'The officials concerned
have been notified to receive the Czar at the
railway station at 10:80 o'clock to-morrow
morning. Tbo Emperor will not be present.
It has been arranged that the Emperor
shall visit the Czar at the Russian Embassy
at, noon. Lunch at Iho Embassy is fixedl’or
1:30 o'clock. Dinner will Is* served at the
palace at 5 o’clock. The proposed opera
performance has, at the request of the
Czar. liecu abandoned on account of the
condition of the Crown Prince.
The Empress of Germany is suffering
from paralysis of the lower jaw. She has
lieen much affected by the condition of the
Russian Editors Warned.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.—The govern
ment has notified the Russian press to be
guarded in their comments on Germany.
fH)c JHnfning sfato<2.
A SOFT CANCER.
The Crown Prince’s Condition Con
sidered Almost Critical.
London, Nov. 17.—Dispatches received
here to-day from San Remo say there has
been a discharge of green matter from the
Crown Prince’s throat which proved to be
cancerous. In view of this fact his case is
considered much worse, as this kind of soft
cancer is of the most malignant type and is
regarded as incurable. The German doc
tors, reports say, are trying to deny the se
rious, almost critical, development of the
Crown Prince’s ailment, which is now clini
cally and pathologically clear.
It is stated that the Czar’s German regi
ment besides forming a guard of honor at
the railway station, will time the route to
the Russian embassy.
Berlin, Nov. 17.—The Imperial Adver
tiser says that since the saddening news of
the serious illness of the Crcwn Prince was
announced the warmest sympathy for the
sufferer and for the Emperor has been mani
fested throughout Germany and from far
abroad. The heavy blow to the heir to tho
throne and the hard trial of tho Emperor and
whole royal household have every where
produced profound feelings of sympathy.
This has found unequivocal expression in
numerous addresses, which have reached
the Emperor from Germany and from for
eign countries, particularly Austria, Russia,
France, Belgium, Holland, England, Italy
Many of the letters received by the Em
peror recommend remedies, and methods of
treatment to effect a cure of the Crown
Prince’s malady. Home of the writers say
they have been afflicted with a similar dis
ease, and narrate their own experiences.
The Emperor is deeply affected by these evi
dences of universal sympathy and love for
his son, and has ordered that all the ad
dresses thut have Ren sent to him be
brought to the knowledge of all concerned.
Parnell Always on Hand.
Dublin, Nov. 17. —Mr. Harrington, mem
ber of Parliament, in a letter published to
day, says: “The Irish members of Parlia
ment always know where to find Mr. Par
nell, who is never absent when Irish politi
cians urgently demand his presence.”
A warrant has been issued for the Rrrest
of Mr. Sheehy, member of Parliament, who
failed to appear before the court at Cas
tlerea in answer to a a summons.
Visitors to Tullamore jail declare that
Mr. O’Brien has greatly changed and that
he refuses to take nourishing food.
During eviction at Durkiston to-day four
policemen, several bailiffs and twenty spec
tators were injured. The members of the
evicted family escaped from the house by
an underground passage.
A Sailor Swims for Freedom.
Constantinople, Nov. 17.—A British
sailor serving on the United States steamer
Quinnebaug, under sentence of imprison
ment for some offense, jumped overboard
in the Sea of Marmora. He reached the
shore and claimed British protection. The
American Consul claimed him, but the Brit
ish refused to surrender him on the ground
that his offense was not included in the ex
tradition treaty. The case has been referred
to tho Home Office. The Quinnebaug, with
Admiral Greer on board, has proceeded on
her way to Smyrna.
Gen. Baker Dead.
London, Nov. 17. — Gen. Valentine Baker,
who in 1875, while holding the appointment
of Assistant Quartermaster General at Al
dershot, was compelled to leave the service
on being found guilty of a misdemeanor, is
dead. He was 52 years old.
Parisian Editors Fight a Duel.
Paris. Nov. 17. — Henri Rochefort, editor
of L'lntransigrant has fought a duel with
swords with M. Warmuek, editor of the
Cri Du Feu pie. The latter was wounded.
The encounter was the result of a quarrel
over Gen. Boulanger.
The Clyde Club Backs Out.
London, Nov. 17.— The Royal Clyde
Yacht Club will withdraw its challenge to
compete for the America’s cup, on the
ground that the conditions, as changed by
the New York Yacht Club, are unjust and
An Emeute in Roumelia.
London, Nov. 17.—1n a recent emeute at
Eskisaghra, Eastern Roumelia, sixteen
soldiers were killed by insurgents and thirty
wounded. The insurgents lost sixty men.
Humbert’s Speech Praised.
Berlin, Nov. 17.—'The whole German
press, with the exception of the Clerical
organs, praise King Humbert’s speech at
the opening of the Italian Parliament.
The Alarm’s First Appearance Since
Chicago, Nov. 17. To-inorrow the
Alarm , of which Parsons was editor, will
lie issued for the first time since the execu
tion. The leading article, written by D. D.
Lum, successor of Parsons, says: “The
former editor of the Alarm lias lieen stran
gled to death by tho State. The seal of le
gal disapproval has been placed upon free
speech. Henceforth workingmen and worn
en must keep silent or only clamor
for relief through lines laid
down for them. Relief may
be asked, parties may be organized, but
opposition to the source of injustice by
which relief becomes ever neoes-ary, changes
frustrated and parties handicapped, is hence
forth throttled. Even the ‘Marseillaise’ is
forbidden to be sung at festivals. The law
the father of all crime, the source of all
injustice, the barrier to all voluntary co
operation, stands grim and red-handed over
us. Tlie duty of the hour is new to wage a
battle for a free press.”
BOMBS AT ST. JOSEPH.
Two Found ana Believed to Be Those
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 17.—At 5 o'clock
this morning a large bomb was found on tho
steps of the city hali h ading to tho police
station. An hour later another was found
back of a wholesale grocery house.
Both were taken to a point
above the city on the river
bank and exploded by the Chief of Police.
The bombs were of dynamite and were evi
dently constructed by an expert bomb
maker. The Anarchists here number over
150 and are of the fiercest character. The
feeling against them to-night is intense.
New York, Nov. 17.—The name of Dr.
Drummond, .the famous scientist of the
University of Edinburgh, is mentioned as
the choice of an influential portion of tlie
Princeton alumni to succeed Dr. MeCosh
as President of Princeton University.
Storekeeper and Gauger.
Washington, Nov. 17. The Acting
Secretary of the Treasury to-day appointed
John A. Ixmgbridge to be storekeeper and
gauger at Pysortville, N. C.
SAVANNAH, GA„ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1887.
HERR MOST PUT IN JAIL
HIS VAPORINGS ALTOGETHER TOO
Ho Pled After Making’ a Particularly
Lurid Speech, But the Police Kept
Quiet and Took Him in on His Return
—Moat Denies the Utterances At
tributed to Him.
New York, Nov. 17. —Herr Most, the
Anarchist, has been arrested and taken to
police headquarters. His arrest was made
by direction of Inspector Byrnes, on a war
rant issued by Justice Coming to-day for
having made an incendiary speech calcu
lated to incite a riot last Saturday night in
a hall on Seventh street. The warrant was
made returnable before Justice Coming in
court. On Saturday night a wake was to
be held by the Anarchists in Florence Hall,
on Second avenue, but Capt. McCuliagh
succeeded in getting his officers there before
the Socialists arrived, and made the place
decidedly uncomfortable for the malcon
tents. While this was going on Johann
Most with his companion, Lena Fisher, was
attending an Anarchist meeting on Seventh
A BLOODTHIRSTY SPEECH.
After the audience got well warmed up
Hen- Most made a speech, which was par
ticularly bloodthirsty in its character. Un
fortunately for Hen- Most Patrolmen Rott
and Sechs, of the Fourteenth precinct, were
there in civilian's clothes taking notes. These
memorandes were brought to Sunt. Murray
and laid before him, and on Monday a
search was begun for the Anarchist. He
was not to be found. There was every rea
son to believe that he had left the jurisdic
tion of the State, and was in hiding some
where. Then the shrewdness of Inspector
Byrnes came into play. He knew that if
he made public the quandary of the police
Herr Most would naturally learn of it, and
he would stay out of the city indefinitely so
he kept his mouth sealed, and allowed the
excitement of the search for Herr Most to
The bait was well used. Herr Most
thought the trouble was gone by, and yes
terday he came back to the citv and went
to work on iis paper. Mr. Byrnes was
informed of this, and early this morning he
wont before the District Attorney and pre
sented the evidence he had obtained against
Herr Most, and asked that the grand jury
find an indictment against him. The In
spector and seven witnesses gave testimony,
and an indictment was found. In the
meanwhile Herr Most had been arrested.
Herr Most insists that he did not use the
language attributed to him by the police.
As this is the second time he has been ar
rested on the same charge he will probably
get the full extent of the law. which is one
year’s imprisonment with a fine.
AN EXPLOSION OF GASOLINE.
Fourteen Men Dangerously Burned at
Philadelphia, Nov. 17.—Fourteen men
were seriously and, it is feared, some of
them fatally burned by an explosion of
gasoline at No. 90S Sansom street, shortly
after 10 o’clock to-night. The building is
used by the Edison Electric Light Com
pany as a storage house for tools, gasoline
lamps used by the workmen in lighting up
the street trenches while work
ing at night, and other
utensils. One of the workmen, named
Dooley who, it is said, was drunk, was filling
a lighted lamp with gasoline, and the fluid
coming in contact with the flame the explo
sion ensued. The burning oil was scattered
over the room and, reaching several other
lamps, a second and more serious explosion
occurred. The oil was thrown over the
men in the room, and in an instant all were
in flam, ~. They rushed into the street in the
wildest alarm and created great excitement
in the neighborhood. Policemen and citi
zens ran to their aid, and several of them
were thrown into the street in the eager en
deavor to tear their burning clothes from
their backs. All were badly burned about
the face, hands and bodies, and were re
moved to the Jefferson Hospital in pitiable
MISSOURI'S LABOR PARTY.
A Platform Adopted After Consider
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 17.—At the
State Convention of the United Labor
party here to-day a resolution favoring the
Syracuse platform was offered and strongly
opposed, several delegates advocating the
adoption of the Cincinnati platform of the
United Labor party. The debate resulted in
the adoption of a series of resolutions indors
ing the Free Soil platform of 1852; favoring
a single tax on land values and declaring
that - all such monopolies as have been
built up by the assistance of the government
through the grant of special privileges, and
all necessary enterprises exceeding the
power of individual ability, should lie
owned and controlled by tho government,
as the postal system now is.” The
resolutions also declare in favor
of the Australian system of voting. Resolu
tions were also adopted providing for a
conference between the State Executive
Committee of Missouri and that of New
York, and such other States as are or
ganized, for the purpose of arranging for a
call of a national conference of the United
Jalior party. St. Louis was recommended
as the best locat.on for a national conven
tion. Plans were adopted for thorough or
ganization throughout Missouri.
An Affecting Address by an Old
Worker in the Harness.
Danville, Va,, Nov. 17.—There was
business of special interest before the Metho
dist Conference to-day. Rev. William B.
Rovvzie, who is 83 yeai-s of age, and who for
fifty-seven years has been a mem
ber of tbo conference, made an
affecting address. The following named
applicants for ministers’ positions were
admitted on trial: John R. Tillery, B. T.
Smith, E. A. Potts, Charles W. Turner, C.
W. Leftwich, Albert Jones, and R. T. Wil
son. Mr. Wilson is a prominent lawyer of
Petersburg. To-nigbt mass meetings wpre
held in the interest of P-andolph Macon Col
lege and the Young Men’s Christian Asso
A Lincoln Monument Scheme.
New York, Nov. 17.—Arthur H. Harris,
General Manager of the Lincoln Sailors'and
Soldiers’ Monumental Association, is can
vassing New York State to secure money
for a monument to Lincoln and the liber
ators of the colored race, to be erected in
Washington. He hopes to get 8200,000 from
Congress and 81,000,000 by subscription by
Decatur, Ala.. Nov. 17.— The charcoal
workers of the United States visited this
city to-day to see the great manufacturing
industries established here. They were
banqueted this evening.
SESSION OF THE W. C. T. U.
A Couple of By-Laws Added to the
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 17.— At to-day’s
sesssiou of the Woman’s Christian Temper
ance Union, the devotional exercises were
led by Mrs. Hannah Whitehall Smith.
The following by-laws were added to tho
No State Union shall be bound by anv priu
ciple espoused or plan devised by the National
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, except
that all the States auxiliary must subscribe to
a total abstinence pledge and the constitution of
the National Union.
The discussion was earnest and excited,
and the by-law was adopted by a large ma
how to kill vacancies.
Vise provision for possible vacancy of
office was made by tho following additions
to the by-laws:
In case of the illness or death of the President
the duties of her office shall and evolve upon the
general officers in the order of their election.
Late in the afternoon yesterday a daughter
of Mrs. Judge Thompson, of Hillsboro, met
with a serious accident while out driving.
Miss Willard stated to the convention tho
suffering condition of Mrs. Reeves and Sirs.
Monroe. The president of the Ohio Woman’s
Christian Temperance Union was empow
ered to bear to mother and daughter the
condolence and sympathy of the conven
The absent ones were remembered
and telegrams of sympathy sent
to Mrs. Judge Merrick of New Orleans,
Miss Jennie Caasiday of Louisville, Mrs. S.
Swift of Pennsylvania, Mrs St. John of
Kansas, and Mrs. Henrietta Skelton of
A cablegram was sent to Mis?. Mary B.
Willard, former editor of the Union Signal,
now in Berlin, Germany.
The noon prayer was led by Miss West, of
Chicago, and was preceded by the hvmn
“While the Days are Going By.”
SESSION OF THE GRANGE.
Resolutions Adopted Asking Legisla
tion by Congress.
Lansing, Nov. 17.—The National Grange
held a closed session this morning. The
secretary and treasurer mode their reports.
The former showed satisfactory progress of
the older. There were 140 original char
ters issued during the year.
The treasurer reported a balance on hand
of $8,054. Illinois, Georgia, Delaware,
Connecticut and Alabama reported largo
gains during the year. The remaining
States have not reported.
Resolutions were introduced and refereed
favoring the establishment of a jsistal tele
graph, changing section 4 of the interstate
law, asking for a law prohibiting adultera
tion of food, dealing in futures and asking
for representation in the Cabinet.
At the open meeting this afternoon Gov.
Luce delivered an address of welcome,
which was responded to by Worthy Master
Addresses were also delivered by Hon. J.
M. Lipscomb, of South Carolina, and others.
The session to-night is secret.
PLAN OF THE WOOL GROWERS.
They Propose to Make a Fight in This
Congress for the Tariff.
Middleburo, Vt., Nov. 17.—The wool
growers of this country propose to make a
strong fight in Congress the coming winter
for the maintenance of the present tariff
on wool. The following has just been sent
out from the office of the Secretary of the
National Wool Growers’ Association:
The Presidents of the State wool growers as
sociations, who are ex-offleio Vice Presidents of
the National Association, are earnestly re
quested to be present and see that their several
associations are folly represented at the meet
ing of the officers of the National Wool Growers
Association at Washington the first Monday in
December next. Columbus Delano.
Albert Chapin. Secretary of National Wool
ARIZONA’S SCALES OF GOLD.
The First Reports of the Discovery Ap
San Francisco, Cai„, Nov. 17.—Tele
graphic reports from Prescott, Ariz., are
.uniform in the statement that an appar
entiy wonderful discovery of a gold ledge
has been made on Hassyurapa river, ten
miles from Prescott. The strike was made
on the side of the hill -00 feet above the
level of the creek. The product of the mine
thus far is decided to be the richest ever
known on the coast and naturally has
provoked great excitement throughout,
Arizona. The ledge is '4O inches wide and
runs north and south and can be traced for
nearly two miles.
An Explosion of Powder.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 17.—The factory of
the Union Powder Company, located seven
miles northwest of this place, was k!mvn to
atoms this morning. A man named Gulick
was mixing about thirty pounds of powder
outside of the building when it exploded,
igniting 1,500 pounds of powder inside. R.
8. Carter, of New York, President of the
company, was in the factory. Ho was
mangled terribly and died. Gulick is fatally
Louisville's Broken Firms.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 17.— The firms
of Hess, Mayer & Cos., and Houle & Wolf,
of this city, whose assignments were
chronicled several weeks ago, to-day issued
a statement of tlieir affairs. The liabilities
in each case are much larger than at first,
estimated. The assets of Hess, Mayer At
Cos., are $184,648, and the liabilities $471 844.
Heulo & Wolf’s assets are $61,808, and the
China's Concession Cancelled.
Ran Francisco. Nov. 17. —The steamer
Belgic, which arrived here to-day, brings
advices from Hong Kong stating that
Tsung Li Yoman, who has practically
supremo power in all matters of Chinese
foreign policy has cancelled all contracts
mode by Viceray Li Hung Chang relative
to the American bank concession granted to
Strikers Resuming Work.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 17.--A large
number of striking shoemakers returned to
work to-day at. the various factories, and it.
is t hought ihat by Monday next nearly all
of the 3,000 striKers will have resumed their
positions, notwithstanding the order of Dis
trict Assembly No. 70, Knights of Ijabor,
that they should remain out.
Driven Out by Fire.
Butler, Ga., Nov. 17.—About 12 o’clock
Wednesday night William Harmon, a
farmer living near town, was awakened by
the crackling of fire and the falling of
rafters in the room where he and the most
of his family slept. He arose and discovered
that the house was on fire, and; arousing the
rest of the family, fled from the burning
building only a second before it fell in. Ho
had some money and other valuables, all of
which were burned. The cau.se of the fire
is unknown. Mr. Harmon is an industrious
but poor farmer, and his logs will be keenly
felt by him. He was uninsured.
FINANCES OF THE NATION
THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE
The Revenues for the Year Ended
June 30, $103,471,097 in Excess of
the Expenditures- An Increase in
Every Item of Revenue—Operations
of the Year.
Washington, Nov. 17.—The annual re
port of James W. Hyatt, Treasurer of tho
United States, shows that the reveuues of
tho governinont for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1887, were $871,408,277, and tho
ordinary expenditures $367,032,179, the sur
plus receipts available for the reduction of
the public debt being $103,471,097. As
compared with tho previous year,
the receipts increased $34,003,559, the
expenditures $25,449,041, and the surplus
revenues $9,514,509. There was an increase
in every item of revenue, the largost being
in the receipts from customs. The largest
increase in expenditures was on account of
Indians and pensions, and the largost de
crease on account of interest on tho public
The receipts of the Post Office Depart
ment. amounted to $54,752,347, and the ex
penditures to $53,583,8115.
The revenues, exclusive of tho deficiencies
appropriations, increased $3,500,4'. | 5, and tho
The amount drawn from the Treasury to
make good deficiencies in the postal reve
nues was $6,989,138, as against $8,714,422 in
Tho operations of the year involved the
redemption of $127,911,950 in United States
bonds, of which $47,894,200 was on account
of the sinking fund; the issue of nearly 600,-
000 drafts and checks; the redemption of
upward of $193,000,000 in United States pa
per currency and national bank notes, and
the handling of $192,000,000 in United
States bonds deposited or withdrawn by
Statements of the assets and liabilities of
the Treasury are given for the close of the
fiscal year, and for Sept. 30 and Oct. 31,
1887, in comparison with the same days last
THE LARGEST INCREASE.
The largest increase in any item of assets
during the year ended Sept. 30 was
$34,705,623 in gold coin and bullion, and
the largest decrease was $26,143,181 in silver
dollars and bullion.
Tho largost increase in liabilities wns in
the fund for the retirement of national
bank notes, which ran up from $05,612,547
The available balance decreased $28,132,-
524, and the total balance, including frac
tional silver and minor coin, fell off
During the year ended Oct. 31, the gold
balance increased $44,322,653, the silver bal
ance decreased $21,287,778, and the total
balance ran up $1,959,283, The total assets
at the end of this period, exclusive of cere
tificates and other obligations held as cash,
were $319,190,965, and the total liabilities
Text of President Cleveland’s Letter
Washington, Nov. 17. —Following is the
text of the President’s letter to Commis
sioner Sparks accepting his resignation;
Executive Mansion, )
Washington, Nov. 15, 1887. f
Hon. William A. J. Sparks:
My Dear Sir—l Slave read your letter of resig
nation left with me to-day, and also the com
munication addressed by you to the Secretary
of the Interior accompanying the same.
In the present situation I do not feel called
upon to determine the merits of the controversy
which lias arisen between the Secretary and
yourself, further than to say that my impres
sions touching the legal questions Involved
incline me to roly, as 1 naturally would do
even if 1 had no impressions of my own,
upon the judgment of tit" Secretary. It pre
sents a case of interpretation where two per
fectly honest m"n may well differ. The interest
you have shown in the operations of the land
department, and your zealous endeavor to save
and protect public lands for settlers in good
faith, induce me to believe that you will be
pleased to receive assurance that this policy,
upon which we are all agreed, will continue to
lie steadfastly pursued. We are hampered and
controlled, however, by the law and judgment
of courts by which we niav be at times unwil
lingly restrained, but which we cannot and
ought not to resist.
1 desire to heartily acknowledge the value of
your services in the improved administration of
the Land Department which has been reached,
and to assure you of tny appreciation of the
rugged, uiv icldlng Integrity which has charac
terized your official conduct. I am constrained
to accept the resignation you tender with assur
ances of my continued kindly feeling toward
you and with an earnest wish that, wherever
your future way of life may lead complete suc
cess and satisfaction may await you.
Thanking you for th ■ pleasing and compli
mentary expressions wit h which you close your
letter, 1 am yours very truly,
Arrival of the Chamberlain Party at
Washington, Nov. 17 —Mr. Joseph Cham
berlain and Sir Charles Tapper, who, with
Minister West, constitute the commission
on the part of Great Britain to endeavor to
secure a settlement of the vexed fisheries
question, arrived in the city
this afternoon from Now York.
They were immediately driven to
the Arlington Hotel, where thirty-seven
rooms had neon engaged for them and their
party. Of thgse .fairty-seven rooms, five
were set apart for, Mr. Chamberlain per
sonally, and eighhtir ten others are occu
pied by the Canadian members of the party
and two gentlemen from the British For
eign Office who aooompany Mr. Chandler
Jain. The other rooms are for the personal
attendant' of tbo commissioners. Beside the
two High Commissioners the party includes
Messrs. Mavcock and Bcrgne, of the British
Foreign< Mil' e: Hon. J. H. D.Thomneori,Cana
dian Minister of Justice: Maj. Gen. I). K.
Cameron, official secretary to Sir Charles
Tuttper: <'. Chapman, liis private secretary,
and Wallace Urehnin, Queen's Counsel, liis
legal adviser. The commissioners will lie
presented to the President probably on Sat
urday. The day for the beginning of the
session of the conference has not been fixed,
but it is thought probable that the British
commissioners will not require more than a
few days for consultation, and that, the
more formal work of the commissioners
will begin some time next week. It is
probable that the session will be held with
The Smithsonian Institution.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. —The Regents of
the Hinithsonian Institution will shortly
consider the appointment of a successor to
the late Prof. Baird as Kecretary and
Director of the Hruithsonian Institution.
Prof. Langley, Director of the Allegheny
Observatory, now acting us Assistant
■ary of the Smithsonian Institution,
will probably be asked to take ttafc place.
If he does so he will makes a great sacrifice
in incomo and in reputation, but it is be
lieved that he will bo found to be willing to
A Child Badly Burned While Playing
Near a Fire.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 17. —Leonora
King, Justice Magill’s 4-year-old grand
child, while playing with matches this
morning accidentally s?t her drees on lire.
Had It not been for the efforts of a colored
woman the child would have been burned
to death. As it was her injuries are rather
severa, the entire right side and front of
her body being one mass of blisters.
Benjamin C. Tunison, an attorney, was
arrested this evening ut the complaint of
the Drew Hardware Company, for obtain
ing $125 on false pretenses. They say he
gave then: a draft on his father, in New
Jersey, on Oct, 31, and it was forwarded for
collection. Nov. Bhe came into their store
and said his father had written him that
the draft was paid, whereupon the cash was
given him. A few days ago the draft was
returned unpaid, hence the action Tunison
is very indignant over the arrest, and savs
he has the letters to prove his story, fie
can’t explain why the draft was returned,
but insists that it is all right. The case will
be tried Saturday morning.
The Evening Metropolis gives a scath
ing to a certain lawyer for denouncing its
publication in open court, and alluding to
the manner in which the lawyer’s shortcom
ings have heretofore been glossed over, adds
that hereafter all his doings will be given
their proper names.
The Medicis case was given to the jury
this evening, and after some deliberation a
verdict of acquittal was rendered. It seems
to meet general approval.
The contract for building the union depot
at Sanford has been signed, and W. T.
Colter, the contractor, will at once com
mence work. It will cost $10,00(1, and be a
Dr. Wylly telegraphs from Sanford that
be made a personal inspection of the Plant
City cases. There were ten in all and all
aro up now. One death that occurred there
is attributed to alcoholism.
Runaway lads from Washington admit
that they stole a dozen or more pistols and
knives from P. A. Cornell, the father of
two of them, and say thev exported to
have big times with the Indians at DeLand.
They were driven off ns fever refugees,
which disgusted them with South Florida.
How the Decision ot the Railroad Com
mission is Received.
Tallahassee, Nov. 17.—The decision Of
the Railroad Commission, that the passen
ger rates on all the main lines of railroad in
the State shall be 3c. a mile, is received with
general approval by tho public, but the
roads themselves express in unmistakable
terms their appreciation of the losses they
will sustain by the reduction, and in sora
cases a reduction of train service is threat
ened, but it is hoped the revival of travel
and business, incident to the winter season,
will avert losses and make it expedient for
the roads to continue the excellent service
now afforded their patrons. The past two
months have been very trying ones to tho
business of Florida because of the yellow
fever scares in the peninsular portions of
the Htate, und no interests have been more
disastrously affected thereby than the rail
roads, consequently tho managers have been
quite blue, but now that travel is rapidly
increasing and business is improving at a
remarkable rate the outlook is more encour
Visitors and prospectors from the North
and Northwest aro already coming into the
State in large numbers and the through
travel is very large.
Middle Florida is now enjoying a full
share of attention from practical men from
other States, who are anticipating the pros
perous future awaiting this favored section
and investments are lieing rnnde by men
who will improve the property and reap
handsome profits in the near future by the
advances now being modem real estate.
Arrangements have been inode for supply
ing Tallahassee with electric lights, and
they will soon be put in place.
The cotton crop is being rapidly marketed,
and the returns nre more satisfactory thau
they have been for several years.
The State Supreme Court this week de
cided that a municipal officer need not be a
registered voter of the city or town in which
he is elected to the local office.
The West Florida Seminary, located at
Tallahassee, is in a more satisfactory and
flourishing condition than it has been for
years, and the number of students is steadily
FIRE AT TITUSVILLE. •
A Portion of the Lund House Destroyed
Titusville, Fla., Nov. 17.—The dining
room, kitchen and larder of the Lund House
at this place were destroyed by lire at 2
o’clock this morning. The origin of the
fire is unknown. By some it is believed to
have been incendiary. The loss is SI,OOO.
The insurance, if any, is not known. A
light wind and prompt action by tho citizens
alone prevented the destruction of the prin
cipal portion of the town. A room within
a few feet of the burned budd
ing ami connected with the main
building of the hotel stands an almost in
tact monument to the heroism of tlio citi
zens, who, ns a bucket brigade, arrested the
progress of the flames at that point and
saved the town. A colored female servant
narrowly escaped cremation. The lessees of
the hotel have surrendered the lease and re
moved, fearing an early repetition of the
fire fiend’s visit. The organization of a
hook and ladder company is proposed.
Tampa, Fla , Nov. 17.—One death oc
curred here to-da v, that of a colored man
in the hospital. One new case developed in
the city. The sick generally ure doing well,
Kix New Orleans nurses leave on the morn
ing train. Free transportion is given them
to Jacksonville and thence to New Orleans.
The favor is highly appreciated by the
A general jail delivery occured last night,
eight prisoners escaping. Three were re
Court Week at Palatka.
Palatka, Fla., Nov. 17.— The Circuit
Court has tieeu in session for the past week.
A negro named Frazier was on trial for
ra[e on a little negro girl, 8 years of age,
named Ithoda Alexander. After being out
a short time the jury brought in a verdict
of guilty. The opinion is that the accused
will lie hanged.
A man named Hunter was arrested Sun
day and put in jail for incest with his
daughter. Ho was liberated Tuesday the
grand jury failing to find a true bill.
Racing at New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 17.— T0-day’s
races here were as follows:
First Rack— Five-eighths of a mile. Cupid
won, with May Foster second and liuhtne third.
Socokd Race— Half mile. Klmlra won, with
Cruiser second and Balance third. Time 0:4'.1.
Third Rack—Seven-eighths of a mile.' Bill
Wterritt won, with (llenball second and Harry
tllenn third. TimeLafpJ.
Fourth Race—One and one-eighth miles.
Little Munich won, with Florence E. second and
Osceola third. Time 1:07.
(PRICEfIO A YEAR I
\ H UE.VTB A COPY. (
A HOTEL FIRE AND PANIC
GUESTS RUSH OUT IN THEIR NIGHT
Foars that Several Had Been Smoth
ered to Death in Their Rooms Prove
Groundless—An Adjoining Hostelry
in Danger—The Total Loss Esti
mated at $30,000.
Chicago, Nov. 17.—Fire broke out just
l s'fore 2 o’clock this morning in the large
seven-story Saratoga European Hotel on
Dearborn street. The. electric fire alarm
bells were at once rung throughout the
building and an indescribable panic among
tho guests ensued. Women and men fled
through the halls, down the stairway and on Is
into the street clad in their night clothes. The
night clerk of the hotel descended from the
sixth story by the fire escape. Other in
mates tumbled over each other down the
stairs in their hurry to escape. The fire had
started in the kitchen of the Saratoga res
taurant on the first floor and rapidly spread
through the building, ascending to the top
at the rear by moans of a ventilator.
BRINGING OCT THE ENGINES.
The night clerk saw the smoke and ran
into the hall and gave the alarm. A clerk
ut the Windsor Hotel hoard the cries of fire
ami sent, in an alarm. Shortly after the
arrival of the first company a second alarm
was seat in. The flames were then high
abiivo the roof of the seven-story structure
and threatening the Journal building to the
south and tho Windsor Hotel acmes the
alley to the north.
Half an hour’s hard work subdued the fire
sufficiently to allow two truck companies
to hoist their ladders and make a search of
the rooms. R. was at first believed that
some of the guests had been caught 1U the
tire, but none were found. At 3 o'clock the
tire was entirely under control. The build
ing is owned by the Chambers’ estate, and is
damaged to the extent of perhaps $12,000 to
$15,000. The restaurant is gutted, and the
furniture is almost entirely destroyed, en
tailing a loss of at least sß,uoo. The damage
to tho hotel furniture is about SB,OOO.
A BIG COTTON FIRE AT MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 17.—The most dis
astrous fire that evor visited this city oc
curred to-night and resulted in the complete
destruction of 13,200 bal. of cotton and
compresses Ncs. 4 and 5 of the Merchants’
Cotton Compress and Storage Company,
About forty cars fielonging to the Che.-n
--peuke, Ohio and Southwestern railroad,
which were loaded with cotton ready to be
shipped Last, were burned, together with
their contents. The cotton destroyed was
principally for export. It was valued at
$•130,000. The amount of insurance in all
probability will not exceed 60 per cent of
the loss. The presses and building of the
Cotton Press Company wore valued
A DRY GOODS HOUSE BURNED.
Cincinnati, O. Nov. 17.—A special from
Owensboro, Ky., says: ‘•J. Rothchild &
Co.’s wholesale dry goods bouse was burned
at 2 o’clockth s morning The loss is $60,-
000 and the insurance $43,500.”
NEARLY A BLOCK BURNED.
Decatur, Ai.a., Nov. 17.— Firebrokeout
at 7 o’clock this morning on the west side of
Bank street. Nearly an entire block was
burned in tho business portion of the city.
The loss is from $75,000 to SIOO,OOO.
A LAKE STEAMER BURNED.
She Was Fired by the Bursting of a
Tank of Acid.
Marquette, Mich., Nov. 17.— The
steamer Arizona, of the Lake Superior
Transit Line, was burned to the water’s
edge this morning. She lost this port at 9
o’clock last night bound tor portage, carry
ing a full cargo of merchandise. When out
thirty miles a heavy sea was encountered
and the boat was turned about to come back
to Marquette. When she was still five
miles out the boat commenced
rolling heavily, whereupon a tank of
acid began leaking and set the boat on fire.
Nothing could be done to put out the flames,
every man being driven from his post by
the flames of the acid. There being a good
head of steam on, the l>oat kept on moving,
the wheelman managing to retain his posi
tion. A boat, was lowered and made ready
for receiving the men in case they could not
make fhe harbor, but the steamer rounded
the breakwater at 3:30 o'ekick this morn
ing, running close enough to enable the crew
to jump off. After the boat was abandoned
stie ran ashore close to the government pier
and was soon a mass of flames. The fire de
partment was called out but could do noth
ing to save the vessel and she soon burned
down to the water. The Arizona was a
freight boat, valued at about 1100,000.
She was on her last trip for the season.
CRESCENT CITY CHIPS.
Green Oranges Going to Pucker Op
Crescent C'itt, Fla., Nov. 17.— Oranges
though quite green and sour, are being
shipped in small lots.
Judge William Morrow, who has been
quite ill for a number of days is slowly Im
Frank Peyson, late of Attleboro, Mass., Is
having a spacious barn erected on his grove
The people of Denver are once more mada
happy, by having their post office contin
Northern fruit commission men are drum*
ruing up business among the orange grow
ers pretty lively.
Messrs. Bishop &. Carrier shipped eleven
boxes of Bevillo oranges to Boston, and
received a $33 35 check for them.
Mr David Carll has improved in health
very much since his arrival from New
York. He will ship about 5,000 boxes cf
oranges from his grove ou Lake Crescent
Oranges, though there is a small crop, are
remarkably bright, and growers expect
good returns this season.
Nothing moro is heard concerning the pro
posed railroad that was expected to have
been built to Crescent City. Those who are
in a position to know, still speak encourag
ingly of this project.
A Failure at Chipley.
Chipley, Fla., Nov. 17.—A flurry of
excitement was created here Monday when
it was announced that Reddick & Williams
had made an assignment. They assigned to
B. F. Fitzpatrick Cos., of Mobile, Ala ,
preferring them for $1,900, Mrs. Mary Wil
liams for SSBO, J. L. Reddick for SSOO, J. T.
Williams for *IBO, und T. G. Bush, of
Mobile, for SIOO. Their liabilities will foot
up over SIO,OOO, while their assets will not
exceed $7,000. This firm had stood fore
most here as one of the best in town, and it
was thought by most everyone to be as
solid as any house here. Short crops and
too liberal credit was the cause of their
Capt. Triplett’s Convalescence.
Thomasvillx, Nov. 17.— Capt. John
Triplett, whoso serious and sudden illness
wan reported some time ago, has sufficiently
recovered to be out again.