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, ESTABLISHED ISSO. (
J. H. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, t'
BERLIN'S ROYAL GUESTS,
the czar cordially received
BY THE EMPEROR.
Calls Exchanged and a State Dinner
Spread at the Palace-One Man
Throws a Petition Into the Czar’s
Carriage and Another Fails in a
Rerun, Nov. IS.—The Czar of Russia
arrived in Berlin this morning. The prepa
rations to receive hitn were in keeping with
his rank. At 10 o’clock the Alexander regi
ment,, in parade uniform, took position in
the Altenstraus.se esplanade. They were to
act as a guard of honor at the depot. A
company of the Second regiment of guards,
with a band and colors, and one company
of the Alexander regiment, with colors,
were stationed in front of the Russian em
bassy, Prince William of Pru-sia went to
Wittenburg early this morning to join
the train bringing the Russian im
perial family. At the Berlin depot
were gathered the royal Prussian
Princes, the hereditary Prince of Saxe-
Meiningen, Duke John of Mecklenberg,
.Schwerin, Gen. Von Moltko, and all the
Generals of the Berlin and Potsdam garri
sons. On the arrival of the imperial train
at 10:40 o'clock the Czar passed in front of
the guard of honor at the depot, being ac
companied by Prince William and the other
Prussian Princes and Gen. Von Moltke.
Emperor William started for the Russian
Embassy at 11 o’clock. The Czar and Czar
ina were driven to the Embassy. The Czar,
and Prince William of Prussia, occupied an
i pen carriage drawn by four horses. Both
wore Russian uniforms. Dense crowds
of people were collected in the
I nter-deu-Linden from the Brandenburg
gate to the Lehrte depot, and the Imperial
party were greeted enthusiastically as they
passed along the thoroughfare. Arriving
at the Embassy the Czar received three
flags as Colonel of the Alexander regiment,
and a general officer, a non-commissioned
officer and a private reported themselves to
acL as orderlies.
All the Princes, the Czar’s suite, the mem
bers of the Russian embassy and their
wives, and Prince Bismarck and all the
I russian Ministers and Generals attended a
banquet at the palace this evening.
Ibe < ’zar and Prince William alighted
in front of the embassy at 11
o'clock and passed along in front
of guard of honor which was drawn up
there. The Princess and Czariua remained
in their car. The Czar had intended to first
visit Emperor William, but. he was antici
pated by the latter, who went to the Em
bassy arid awaited the arrival of the Czar.
IN A RUSSIAN UNIFORM.
The Emperor was dressed in a Russian uni
form and wore his Russian orders. He rov
ceived t.he Czar on hisontering the Embassy
in a most cordial manner. All the Princes
who were at the depot followed the Czar to
the Embassy. After the three fiags of the
Alexander regiment were delivered to the
l zar, the guard of honor at the Embassy
marched past the building before both Em
perors, who stood together at a window.
The Emperor remained at tho Embassy
three-quarters of an hour and then returned
1o the palace. He was warmly cheered by
At 11:30 o'clock the Czar, accompanied by
Ron. Von Werder, returned the Emperor’s
The Czar is in fine health. The weather
was bright and frosty.
The Czar’s visit to the palace lasted half
sn hour. He returned to the Embassy and
afterward paid a visit to the Princes staying
\fter the Emperor had entered the palace,
on his return from the Embassy, he appeared
a* his favorite window and was again
wildly cheered by the crowd. The Czar's
children remained on the train which
brought tho family from Copenhagen.
Prince Bismarck visited the Czar at the
Embassy at 4joVlock, and afterward re
ceived Gen. Teherevin, the Czar’s Aid-de-
PETITIONS THROWN INTO HIS LAP.
The Czarina and her five children visited
Emperor William this afternoon. As the
• zar and Prince William were driving
through the Koenig’s Platz a man threw a
paper into the carriage in which' they wore
riding. The occurrence for a moment
caused intense excitement among the
onlookers. The Czar took the
paper and. without opening it,
placed it under his clonk. The man who
threw it is a stranger in Berlin. He was
immediately seized hv the police.
Later, while the Imperial party was pass
ing through Enter Den Linden, a young
ttian tried to throw a petition into the
' znr's carriage. He was arrested.
At the state banquet this evening ninety
eight covers were laid- Prince Bismarck
<md his wife and Count Herbert Bismarck
"ere present at the bunquel. Tho Czar
end his party left Berlin for Si. Petersburg
at 0:30 o’clock this evening.
OTHERS AT THE BANQUET.
Thera were also present al ttie banquet
be staff of the Russian Embassy, the
I'anish Minister, tiio Minister of Mocklen
herg. Schwerin, and all the Ministers of
Btate. The Czar and Czarina sat on either
side of Emperor William, while Prince Bis
marck was placed first below the royalties.
IHi ring; the dinner Emperor William rose,
and, lifting his glass, proposed in a few
words the health of the Czar,the wholeeom
nany standing. The band of the Alexan
der regiment, stationed in the banquet hull,
played the Russian national hymn. Shortly
after I'offre had lieen served tae Imperial
visitors left the palace. The
Czar and his family were accom
panied to the Potsdam railway station by
Prince William and Prince Henry. At the
station there was a. brilliant gathering of
officers, including the chief aides of Em
Prince Bismarck's visit to the < 'zar lasted
an hour. The visit was made at the request
of the Czar.
WHAT THK PAPERS SAID.
The leading Berlin papers said this morn
ing that they were convinced that the popu
lace would receive the Czar with resect
duo to the Emperor’s guest, and the ruler of
an empire living at pence with Germany.
Irrespective of the reasons dictating
Ihe visit they would consider the visit an
act of courtesy to which they'could hardly
attach political meaning. The papers also
said they believed the Czar would be able
Ip convince himself when he met the
Emperor of the pacific bent of German
policy. The North German Gazette
(Prince Bismarck’s organ) did not refer to
the Czar’s visit.
THE ENTHUSIASM ONLY MODERATE.
london, Nov. 18. —The Times correspond
ent at Berlin says the enthusiasm displayed
1 y the people to-day was only moderate,
imd it was difficult to decide whether the
cheers were for the Czar or for Prince Wil
liam. The Czar is looking very sad and
'are worn. The Czar and Prince William
drove to the Embassy in great
late. They occupied a victoria
drawn by four horses and were accompa
-1 icd by two out-riders and a master of
horse. Th Czarina and Princess William
were more heartily cheered than were their
husbands. The spectators displayed more
curiosity than enthusiasm.
Tho Opposition Censure Grevy for
Paris, Nov. 18.—La f’ai.c admits that
the prosecution of M. Wilson is necessary,
and says that it only remains for justice to
Many newspapers believe that the grand
jury will return a verdict of ‘‘not proven.”
Radical and Monarehial organs violently
attack President Grevy for refusing to re
Prime Minister Rouvier has announced
that he will not consent to a debate on the
interpellation concerning President Grevy
which the Republican groups intend to pro
pose in the Chamber of Deputies to-morrow.
M. Wilson and his family have quitted the
palace of the Elyses.
The Extreme Left and a great ma jority of
the Republican members of the Chamber of
Deputies have abandoned their intention to
send delegations to ask President Grevy to
The scandal commission to-day examined
M. Wilson, who refuted many of the
charges brought against him.
M. Wilson testified that M. Zollier’s
check was a subscription to his paper, the
Petite France, and that he had had
no business relations with M.
Zollier. M. Wilson admitted, how
ever, that he supported the demand
for a concession to the Campaigne des
Charge,s, which has become bankrupt,
in whose books a subscription of l,ooof. to
the Petite France is noted as paid for M.
Wilson’s good offices. He said he had ad
vised decorations for the contractors who
built his mansion, but they were first-class
men, and that at the request of Couut
d’Andlau he had obtained a cross for M.
Bayenaul. Mine. Trederence denies M.
Roeh ‘fort’s assertion that she bribed AI.
The Extreme Left has finally decided to
interpellate the government to-morrow. M.
Ciemenceau will be intrusted with tho mo
tion. It is reported that M. Rouvier will
oppose an immediate discussion, and will
move that the debate be adjourned until
Nov. 24. A trial of strength is expected on
the question. Several of the Republican
groups favor a postponement of the debate.
The Official Journal gives the vote on the
motion to prosecute M. Wilson as 512 in
favor of the motion and 1 against it. There
were 66 absentees, including ft Ministers
ami the President of the Chamber. It is
rumored that M. Wilson has resigned his
M. Ciemenceau, who lacked the support of
the Right, the latter being of the opinion
that continuing M. Grevy at the head of
affairs will iujure the republic, expects to
be defeated to-morrow, but ho hopes to de
feat the government when the motion conies
after the debate on the conversion bill.
The Municipal Council has summoned the
Extremist members for a conference Mon
day. It is feared that their interference
will lead to disturbance. Military precau
tions have been taken to guard the Parlia
ment building and the'Elysees palace.
Throngs of Applicants for Appoint
ment as Constables.
London, Nov. 18.—The Police Courts
were densely thronged to-day by applicants
for appointment as special constables. The
applicants were of all degrees, and included
a number of employes from the extensive
mercantile houses of Peter Robinson and
Marshall & Snellgrove.
Sir Frederick Leighton and other mem
bers of the aristocracy have been enrolled
as special constables.
The troops are being supplied with buck
shot from Woolwich arsenal, and preparing
for any emergency that may arise on Sun
day, resulting from attempts to hold meet
ings in Trafalgar square.
Sir Charles Warren’s proclamation ad
vises all who are in favor of law and order
to refrain from going to or loitering about
places where tumults may arise on Sunday
next, as their presence would passively
assist the disturbers of the peace. A meeting
was held to-day to form a law and liberty
league. Jacob Bright, who presided, ac
cused the magistrates of condoning the mis
conduct of tho police.
Mr. Stead denounced the brutality of the
police, and charged them with maltreating
the prisoners taken last Sunday, both dur
ing the row and after they were taken to
the station. He said the league was designed
to vindicate the law and to protect individ
ual liberty. The motion to form a
league was offered by Mr. Saunders, who
condemned the government as responsible
for the whole affair. Socialist llyndman
seconded the motion, which \yas adopted.
Six thousand Constables were enrolled to
day. Their military duties began imme
William Condon Sentenced to a
London, Nov. 18. —Mr. Gladstone, in a
letter, says that the Mitchellstown shooting
and the arrest of Wilfrid Blunt had no con
nection with the crimes contemplated under
the coercion act, and that, therefore, the
government’s action was illegal.
Dublin, Nov. 18.—William Condon, a
prominent Nationalist, was sentenced at
Mitchellstown to-day to one month’s im
iirisonment at hard lalior for intimidation.
His solicitor withdrew from the court
alleging that the Magistrate was prejudiced.
Anew action will be instituted against
Lord Mayor Sullivan for publishing in his
paper, the .Vat/on, reports of meetings of
proclaimed branches of the national league.
In this case the difficulties of the former
prosecution will be avoided. Other similar
actions which are ponding will tie pushed
with the greatest vigor.
AN IRISH PATRIOT DEAD.
NEW York. Nov. IS.—John J. Breslin,
the well-known Irish patriot, died this morn
ing of disease of the liver.
Anxiety for the Crown Prince
London. Nov. 18.—The S,andard's Ber
lin correspondent -ays dispatches from
high quarters do not mention the alleged
improvement in tho Crown Prince's condi
tion. Tho greatest anxiety prevails over
tho absence of official bulletins.
San Remo, Nov. 18. —Fresh alarm has
been caused bv the announcement, that the
Crown Prince’s malady is cancer and tiial
the pus discharged contained cancer cells of
the very ivorst kind. If the tumor con
tinues to discharge a large quantity of mat
ter its growth may be retarded, but the
worst feature is the uncertainty.
Glasgow University’s Chancellor.
London, Nov. 18. —The casting vote in
tho election for Lord Rector of Glasgow
University has been given by the Earl of
Btail-, Chancellor of the University, to Lord
Lytfcon, thus securing him tho office.
Gladstone to be Sued for Slander.
London, Nov. 18.—Col. Hopping and his
friends have decided to bring action against
Mr. Gladstone for slander.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1887.
DELIVERY OF THE MAILS.
POINTS FROM A COUPLE OF THE
13.830 Star Routes, Covering 231,208
Miles, Maintained at a Cost of
$4,695,208-The Total Expenditure
for Transportation $29,806,608
The Free Delivery Offices Trebled in
Washington, Nov. 18.— The annual re
port of A. Lee Knott, Second Assistant
Postmaster General, shows that there were
in operation throughout the United States
at the close of the last fiscal year 18,830
star routes, aggregating 281,208 miles, main
tained at an annual cost of $4,095,308; 80
regulation wagon routes in large cities, ag
gregating 887 miles in length, costing $404,-
264; 5,518 mail messenger; routes, aggre
gating 4,300 miles in length, costing $827,548;
123 boat routes, aggregating 1,597 miles in
length, costing $433,189: and 1,827 railroad
routes, aggregating 130,948 miles in length,
costing $16,174,691. The cost of the rail
way post office ear service was $1,881,580, as
follows: For railway post office clerks
$4,827,466, for mail equipments $274,913,
for special facilities on trunk lines $285,806.
The total cost of the service for the year
was $29,806,508. A continuation of the
appropriation for special mail facilities on
fast lines to the South and West is recom
mended. The total amount of the estimates
submitted to meet the requirements of the
office of the Second Assistant Postmaster
General for the fiscal year 1888-9 is $31,635,-
THE FREE DELIVERY.
The annual report of Col. J. F. Bates, Su
perintendent of the free delivery system of
the Post Office Department, shows that
since July 1, 1868, the number of free de
livery offices has increased from 66 to 189,
and the number of carriers employed has
increased to 5,351. The cost of the service
for the last, fiscal year was $4,618,692. The
aggregate of pieces handled was 2,234,564,-
656, an increase during the year of over
28,500,000 pieces. The average cost per
piece for handling was two mills, a decrease
of 9 per cent, during the year.
MERIT BOUND TO WIN.
George L. Rives Becomes Assistant
Secretary of State.
Washington, Nov. 18.—The office of
First Assistant Secretary of State has, by
Secretary Bayard, been tendered to George
L. Rives, an active member of the New
York bar, and accepted. Mr. Rives is.of a
Virginia family. His grandfather was a
Senator from Virginia and twice American
Munster at Paris. He was born in New
York in 1849, and was graduated by Colum
bia College second in the class of 1868. He
immediately enteted Trinity College. Uni
versity of Cambridge, England, was gradu
ated as fifth wrangler in 1372, nnd in 1873
received the University prize for i Shakes
perian essay. On returning home
from England he entered the
Columbia College law school and
was graduated from there in 1673, taking
second prize and immediately began his
profession in New York, which he has ever
since successfully pursud. He is one of the
trustees of the Columbia College, and a
trustee of the Astor Library, he has al
ways been an earnest and active Democrat,
and was zealous in the Cleveland campaign
of 1884. Mr. Rives has not only bad tne
severe training of a successful student, but
has manifested in his profession that sort
of faculty of administration and decision so
needed and essential in the work of a gov
Annual Report of the Supervising In
Washington, Nov. 18.—James A. Du
mont, Supervising Inspector General of
Steam Vessels, submitted his annual report
of the operations of that service to tho Sec
retary of the Treasury to-day. There were
6,120 vessels inspected of a total tonnage of
1,160,276, being an increase of 376 vessels
inspected as compared witii the previous
year. Tbe number of officers licensed
was 27,988, being an increase of
2.208 over the previous year. The total
expenditures of the service during the year
were $250,824. The number of accidents
during the year resulting in loss of life was
46, involving the death of 220 persons, an
increase ol' 3S persons us compared with the
previous year. Of the persons who lost
their lives 74 were passengers, and
]4ii were officers or employes of the service.
Of the casualties, 34 were the result of col
lisions, 5 of fire, Sof burst pipes. 4 of ex
plosions and 4of wrecks. The number of
passengers carried on steam vessels during
the year is estimated at 500,000.
USE OF MONEY ORDERS.
An Increase of 16 Per Cent, in the
Washington, Nov. 18.— The annual re
port of Dr. C. F. MacDonald, Superinteid
ent of the money order system, shows tliat,
while yielding no profit for the year, the
system was substantially self-sustaining.
The increase for the year of domestic monoy
orders issued was 16 per cent, and of postal
notes about 5 per cent. The increase in
the number of international money orders
issued was about 24 per cent., and in the
number (mid ab ut 6 percent. Tbe total
amount of money sent by money orders and
postal notes during the year was $138,-
An Idle Btory.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Senator Colquitt
came to town yesterday,had a long talk
with the President, another with Secretary
Lamar and left to-night for New York. The
gossips at once announced that Mr. Dickin
son had declined the Postmaster Generalship,
that Secretary Vilas would remain at the
bead of tho P>st Office Department, and
that Senator Colquitt would succeed Secre
tary Lamar at the head of the Interior De
partment. Senator Colquitt, just lief ore
leaving for New York to-night, told the
News correspondent that so far ns ho was
concerned there was not a word of truth in
the story. The fact is that Secretary Vilas
will succeed Secretary Lamar and Mr.
Dickinson will succeed Secretary Vilas.
Washington. Nov. 18.— Joseph Cham
berlain, Sir Charles Tupper and Sir Lionel
West, the British Minister, constituting the
British Fisheries Commission, called at the
1 lepartment of State to-day, when the
Minister introduced bis fellow commissioners
to Secretary Bayard.
Broker Hill’* Settlement.
Philadelphia, Nov. 18.—R. H. Hill, the
stock broker who suspended payment
Wednesday', effected a settlement with the
creditors to-day. His liabilities amounted
to $18,090. Tbe creditors receive 88 per
cent in cash and the balance in notes ma
turing in three, six and nine months.
CAR SHOPS BURNED.
Lack of Water and No Fire Department
to Fight the Fire With.
Cincinnati, Nov. 18.— At 2:80 o’clock
this morning fire started in the carpenter
shop of the Cincinnati Southern railway, at
Ludlow, Ky., and spread with great
rapidity, owing to the lack of water and the
fact that Ludiow has no fire department.
The immense car and machine shops, cov
ering two acres of land, were totally des
troyed, together with all the tools and
machinery and large lumber cai-s and
material The round house oaught tire and
it was at first thought to be
doomed, but by heroic efforts
by the employee, the engines in it were re
moved, and the building itself saved.
Among the losses are a Mann boudoir car,
a pay car, a private car, two Pullman ears,
three passenger coaches, seven (tats loaded
with coal, ami twenty-live new freight cars.
About 500 employes will be thrown out of
employment, and it will require along time
to rebuild the burned property.
Ludlow is a small village on the Ken
tucky side of the Ohio river, opposite the
western part of Cincinnati, and mainly de
pendent on the Southern railway sho[>s for
employment of its inhabitants.
The buildings destroyed were the car shop,
machine shop, blacksmith shop, boiler shop,
tin shop,bruss foundry,repair shop.oil bouse,
lumber shed, sand house and two water
tanks, the coal bins and the railroad supply
store containing $40,000 worth of goods. A
careful estimate of the total loss makes it
1175,000. The property is fully insured in
two London companies.
IT BTARJ.ED IN A LAUNDRY.
Chattanooga, Nov. 18.—Fire broke out
at miduight in Wing Wall’s laundry, on
Chestnut street. The flames spread to
Stoop’s skating rink, and in a few minutes
enveloped Chapman Sons’ livery stables,
destroying the entire block from Chestnut
to Broad street. The Second Presbyterian
church was burned. Tbe loss will reach
MEMPHIS' COTTON EIRE.
Memphis, Tknn., Nov. 18.— The total
number of bales of cotton destroyed by last
night’s lire was 12,700. The loss is virtually
a total one. The question of insurance is
liable to prove a vexed one, and doubtless
the courts will be appealed to for a settle
ment. The value of the cotton burned is
FEARS OF A WATER FAMINE.
Fort Wayne's Supply Drying Up and
Leaving the City in Bad shape.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 18. —The city
of Fort Wayne, with a population of 40,tK)0,
seems to be about to experience the horrors
of a water famine. Because of a long
drought the water in the supply basin,
as well as small streams that
contribute to it, has so failed that not
enough pressure is given to the inains to
operate the elevators in the hotels and other
tall buildings, ami their use has been aban
doned. The local electric light company
has served notice upon the city that not
enough water can bo found to supply their
engines and the inconvenience of complete
or partial darkness at night is to be aided
to the promised water famine. In the
meantime,when a fire or two would find tho
the department crippled, tbe City Council
and Water Works Trustees are at logger
heads and abuse each other in the public
STEEL RAIL MAKERS.
The Bessemer Manufacturers to Order
a Shut Down.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. IS. —The confer
ence between the Bessemer rail manufac
turers of the country, twelve in numlier, is
exciting widespread interest. It has
been definitely and authoritatively stated
that all these manufacturers, who
have been for years working harmoniously
together have decided to order a general
suspension of work, and that while
the time has not been fixed it
is expected that it will occur on
Dec. 1. The cause of this suspension is
the unsatisfactory condition of the rail mar
ket. The suspension will throw an immense
number of men out ef employment , not
only in the mills but in the coke regious of
MEN WHO RUN TRAINS.
The Conductors' Mutual Aid Associa
tion in Session.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—The Railway Pass
enger and Freight Conductors’ Mutual Aid
and Benefit Association began its thirteenth 1
annual convention to-day with 160 delegates
from different States ana from Canada. The
Association is a large and powerful one
numbering about 1,400 memhers. President
John R. Sandy, of the Chicago and North
western, called the meeting to order. The
annual address was read by Second Vice
President Edmund Coman, of the Southern
Kansas road. Tbe Grand Secretary and
Treasurer’s report for the year ending Sept.
30 shows receipt* of $46,759 and disburse
ments of $39,000.
FALL OF AN AEROLITE.
A Spot in Front of a Bank Chosen as
Its Place for Alighting.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Nov. 18.—The
Recorder this evening says: “An aeorlite,
weighing three tons, dropped with a loud
report in front of the Merchants’ National
Bank, on East Main street, at 11:20 o’clock
this morning, making a deep indentation in
the ground. Great excitement was created
by the occurrence, and a large crowd viewed
the celestial visitor. Loral experts find
traces of iron, nickel, alum and other
metals in the aerolite. The Dudley Ob-icr
vatory has been notified by telegraph of
the meteor falling.”
HIS ARREST A MISTAKE.
A Man in the Cells at Jacksonville
Orange, N. J., Nov. 18.—Officers of tho
Orange National Bank state that the arrest
of Benjamin C. Tunison, son of Rev.
William Tunison of this place, at Jackson
ville, Fla., yesterday for obtaining money
under (nine pretenses, was due to a minim
derstandim;. His father had given verbal
orders at the bank to pay a draft of $133 85,
on which his son obtained money, but
through some mistake the draft was not
pm id. The orror has, however, been cor
An Anarchist Resolution Tabled.
Fond nu Lac. Wis., Nov. 18.—At the con
vention of the Union Labor party of Wis
consin yesterday W. C. Behlen, of Milwau
kee, offered a resolution which set forth
‘that it is a poor commentary on American
liberty to see any one condemned to death
or lifelong imprisonment for being a mere
social reformer, as in the case of the Chi
cago Anarchist*,” and “protesting against
further interference on the part of public
officers in curtailing our constitution and
rights.” The iwolutioa was almost unani
mously tabled, the convention thinking it
too much of a political nature to be indorsed.
PRICES TAKE A BIG JUBIP
A THIRD OF THE WHEAT CROP SOLD
IN ONE CITY IN SIXTY DAYS.
Corn, Cotton, Oil and Coffee Also on
the Keen Jump -Business Generally
Active for the Season—Some of the
Causes for the Excitement.
New Yoiik, Nov. 18.—R. G. Dun & Co'’s
review of trade for the week says: More
than a third of all the wheat which will
leave the farms throughout the country
during the entire year was sold in this one
city during the post sixty days. The
reported sales reached 107,.'100,000 bushels of
wheat, 22,257,000 bushels of corn, 8,1378,000
barrels; of oil, 1,040,400 bales of cotton, and
408,000 bags of ooffoe.
Wheat advanced 3,c., corn 4Y*c., oats
Wc., oil lV<jC., and coffee Jtc-i while cot
ton declined l-10c. Hogs, pork and pork
products were excited, hogs rising 40c. per 100
pounds and lard !30c. Apprehended deficiency
of supplies is the excuse for the excited ad
vance in some products, hut the bot
tom fact is that more currency is
in circulation than over before,
and the treasury deposits with the ban ks
feed the speculative fever, while removing
tear of a monetary pressure at the chief
centres of trade. Meanwhile money re
mains tight at many interior points, and
tho complaints of slow collections do not
Business is generally active for the sea
son, though at some points it is retarded by
slow collections or recent failures. The
exchanges last weoK fell below those
of the same week last year,
but the great increase at most
Western and Southern cities continues.
At Atlanta trade is slightly less active, and
merchants are bending their energies to the
work of liquidation. At. Memphis serious
damage results from a long drought and
prevalent (ires, and Nashville finds fires aud
failures an embarrassment.
The great speculation in wheat goes on
in spite of the decline of 3,1300,000
bushels in the October export* and 3,300.000
bushels in September. “Never mind the
exports, we are making money," traders
say, but the quantity remaining ou hand
Nov. 1, after allowance for a full year’s
consumption, was 100,000,000 bushels, where
as the cxiions for tho the remaining months
of the fast crop year were 100,708,941
Corn is excited because of the bureau re
duction of 50,000,000 bushels in its estimate.
At the same time pork products and cattle
rise. Yesterday's markets showed a sharp
reduction in grain, hut whether speculation
has culminated no one can say.
Cotton bus reacted but llttl >. from the
great advance caused by the bureau report,
hut the receipts continue large beyond prece
dent. If the bureau estimate of 0,800,000
hales is correct, the quantity which has
come forward already, about 2,640,000, is
not less than 45 per cent, of the year’s yield.
It is not strangw that some are in doubt
In the iron trade, consumption continues
large, and prices are still held with a strong
hope that marketing of securities may as
sure another year of extensive railroad
building. In ten months 9,408 miles have
been completed against 9.000 in the whole of
The business failures during the week
number for the United States 20-5, and for
Canada 19, or a total of 224, as compared
with a total of 217 last week, and 245 tho
A Man Who Resigned 25 Years Ago
Applies for Readmlsston.
Danville, Va„ Nov. 18.—In the Metho
dist Conference to-day Rev Mr. Bascom.
Secretary W. G. Boggs, Ernest Stevens and
Thomas J. Wray were elected Deacons, and
will be ordained Sunday. Rev. James A.
Duncan and seven others were advanced to
the class of the fourth year.
A collection was taken up to pay off the
debt on the monument to Bishop Early aud
tho full amount was raised.
Dr. R. N. Sledd, Chairman of the Board
of Missions, submitted several recommenda
tions to advance the cause of mission work,
but action on them was deferred.
One of the interesting episodes of t ho day's
session was application for readmission lo
tlie conference by John F. Faulton, who
left it twenty-five years ago to practice
dentistry at Warrenton, Vn. Tho applica
tion provoked much discussion, and action
on it wa.s*potponed.
To-night there is a mass meeting at the
Academy of Music in the interest of the
Young Men’s Christian Association.
KILLED ANOTHER’S WIFE.
Tho Murderer Then Went Home and
Ended His Own Life.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 18.— Capt. A. H.
Mills, an old citizen aud prominent vessoi
man, and owner of a line of harbor tugs of
this city, shot and killed Mi-s. Austin Rising,
wife of his manager, at her residence,
on Congress street, about 9 o’clock
last night. Mills then went
home, locked himself in his room and shot
himself through the head, death resulting
almost instant.lv. Capt. Mills, who is a
widower, is said to have been infatuated
with the woman, and liecoming in financial
difficulties, chose the above desperate way
of ending his troubles.
Ran Into a Schooner.
New Ynnx, Nov. 18. The steamer Guy
andotte, of the Old Dominion Line, on her
arrival at this port to-night, reported
having collided off Hog Island at. 1230
o’clock this morning with an unknown
schooner. The weather was thick at the
time, and nothing was seen or heard of the
schooner altar the accident. The Guyan
dotie’s bulwarks were stove in, and her
woodwork damaged to the extent of 81,000.
No one was injured on the steamer, but the
fate of the schooner and her passengers is a
Virginia’s Now Legislature.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 18.—Full return*
of the recent election for members of the
General Assembly show that the complexion
of the new vote will be as follows: Senate
—Democrats 211, Republicans 14; House of
Delegate*—Democrat* 81, Republicans 38,
Independent Republican 1. The Democratic
majority on joint ballot is 34. The official
canvass of the returns w 11 not be made till
Nov. 2. but the above figures will not be
changed. There will probably be several
An Association's Property Attached.
New York, Nov. 18.— The property In
this Htato of the Southern Railroad Asso
ciation has been attached in a suit for the
recovery of 817,090 interest from 1874,
brought, hv James J. Smith. Mr. Smith
purchased seventeen bonds of the Missis
sippi Central railroad, payable in New York
Dec. 1, 1884, indorsed by tho association.
Mr. Smith xavs that neither principal nor
interest has been paid.
WOMAN’S TEMPERANCE WORK.
The Convention at. Nashville Warmly
Nashville, Tknn., Nov. 18.—Tho con
vention of the Woman’s Christian Temper
ance Union is occupying the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, where ample room is
cordially offered by the pastor. Buch a
company of women has never assembled in
a Southern church. There areß4l delegates
and officers, representing t hirty-eight States
and Territories, and the District ot Colum
bia. The colored State Woman’s Christain
Temperance Union of Tennessee is repre
sented by Mrs. Philips of Memphis.
Among the important decisions of this
morning s session is the creation of a mis
sionary hoard to further gospel work in all
The following telegrams of greeting to the
national convention were receives! from
Washington, D. C.:
The Metropolitan church greet* the advanced
workers of prohibition and congratulate Miss
Willard on her aonual address.
Dr. John P. Newman.
FROM THE BUREAU EXECUTIVE.
Nkw Yoke, Nov. 18, 1881.
The Bureau Executive, speaking for Its broad
constituency, extends tho concentrated Christian
womanhood of the nation anil world its heartiest
greetings, and promises the closest co-operatnm
m all efforts in favor of that trinity of duties
which exhaust the widest requirements of the
Christian and patriot, loyalty to Hod and home
uud native land.
Clinton B. Fisk, President.
Mr. Jones, secretary of the British Peace
Society, and the Rev. D. C. Kelley, frater
nal delegate of the Southern Temperance
Alliance, were introduced and briefly ad
dressed the convention.
Then Pundita Kamalwii spoke of tho indus
trial school for high caste Hindoo widows
in India. She hoped to establish a large do
nation for the purpose.
UNITING THE MINERS.
A Circular to be Issued to the Entire
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 18,—A circular is
now being prepared by Chris Evens, Secre
tary of the Federation of Miners and Mine
I ,aborers, and will be issued to 250,000
miners organized and unorganized of the
country in a short time. It is in the interest
of harmony and unity of action, and
is one result of the joiut meeting of the
executive boar*ls of the Miners’ Federation
•md National District Assembly No. 135,
Knights of Labor, which closed in Colum
bus yesterday. This circular will
be signed by the executive
officers of the two organizations.
It will provide that no strike shall he or
dered in the future without the consent of
both organizations. In case of a strike the
organization having a majority in the dis
trict where it occurs shall levy upon Itot.h
organizations. The two boards will meet
in this city in February to
consider the reply of tho miners.
Immediately following this meeting a gen
eral delegate convention of all the miners
in the country will lie held in Pittsburg.
At this meeting delegates will be elect,ed to
the Interstate Convention of Miners and
Operators, to arrange the scale of wages to
he paid in the various districts throughout
the count ry, to go into effect May 1. The
interstate meeting of operators and miners
will bo held probably in April.
Yardmen on a Strike,
Houston, Tex., Nov. 18.—The yardmen
of the Southern Pacific Railway Company
at this point struck yesterday, demanding
an increase iu their wages of 25c. per
day. Nine crews of switchmen are on a
strike, and the comjiany has declared their
place* vacant. No attempt ha* lieen made
by strikers to interfere with or impede the
making up of trains.
Herr Most Balled.
New York, Nov. 18.—Herr Most, the
Auarchist,, was arraigned in the Court of
General Sessions to-day and was admitted to
bail in the sum of 81,500. H is trial was set. for
Nov. 22. Bail was furnished by Mrs Dr.
Julius Hoffman, who said she and her hus
band had taken no part in tho anarchistic
plots but were Anarchists at heart.
Assistant District Attorney Nicoll lias
been assigned to prosecute Most.
A Price Put on Canada.
Portland, Me., Nov. 18.—The Araux
to-morrow will publish from three to four
columns of interviews with Portland busi
ness men on the proposal of Edward Atkin
son, of Boston, to settle the commercial
relations dispute bv purchasing the mari
time provinces for 850, 000, (XX). Mr. Atkin
son’s proposition is generally cousi lered im
practicable, on the ground that Great
Britain would not tie likely to sell.
Hungry for Pensions
Minneapolis, Nov. 18.—Nearly complete
returns of the Grand Army of the Republic
vote on the proposed dependent pension bill
have Iteen received at tho National Grand
Army of the Republic headquarter* in this
city, and it is practically unanimous in
fnvor of the bill. Tho General Pension
Commit tee, Gen. George K. Morrill, of law
renee, Mass., chairman, will compile the re
turns and present them to Congress,
Eastman’s Masonic Lodge.
Eastman, Ga., Nov. 18. —Several mem
bers of Constantino Chapter No. 4, Royal
Arch Masons, of Macon, nave been here for
two or three days to establish a Chapter at
this place. There are also brethren from
other places assisting. They are the guests
of members of Eastman Lodge No. 279, F.
A. M., who desire to organize and join the
Chapter. Wednesday afternoon they were
driven out to see the town and community
nml wore given a banquet at the Hotel Do
Lieteh Wednesday night. Prof. Mallette
kindly entertained’ a number of ladies and
gentlemen with some excellent singing and
music on the piano at the Uplands Hotel.
Augusta News Nuggets.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. )B.—T. B. Barry,
the committeeman recently appointed by
the General Convention of the Knights of
J jilor at. Minneapolis, is in the city to ad
just certni u differences existing between the
older at id cortain merchants of Augusta.
The order is indebted to the merchants to
tho am< iunt of about 83,(XX) for groceries,etc.,
furnished Augusta memliers during the
lock out of about a year ago.
The Savannah riv’er was to-day stocked at
this point with 1,500 spry German carp by
art agent of Fish Commissioner Ellis.
The Katie arrived safely to-day and will
return Savannahward in the morning.
A Purser Kills a Negro.
Albany, Ga., Nov. 18.—Thomas E.
Avery, purser on the steamboat Ada, was
attacked by a negro desperado named Rufus
Bailey Wednesday night. While Avery
was asleep the negro attempted to force his
way upon the boat to murder him. Mr.
Avery fired three shots at him, one of them
Fire at Pensacola.
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 18.—Fire last
night destroyed the residence of L. M. Mer
ritt, Br., which was situated in the northern
suburbs of the city. The origin of the fire
is unknown, but It is supposed to have lieen
accidental. The building and its contents
were insured for SB,OOO.
I PRICEfiIO A YEAR l
l 6 CENTS A COPY. f
lIAI’NTED BY A DEAD MAN'
DARK MEMORIES DRIVE A 8188
PLANTER TO SUICIDE.
The Killing Occurred Ten Years Ago
and the Slayer Was Acquitted on the
Ground of Self-Defense —Be Has
Never Been the Same Man Since.
Macon, Oa., Nov. 18.—This county is
having an epidemic of suicides. The last is
that of William L. Bergy, a well-known
planter, living in the Warrior district, fif
teen miles from this city. This morning,
about 8 o’clock, Mrs. Bergy found her bus
hand lying dead, in his room, haring been
shot in the side, near the heart, with a pis
tol. No definite particular* could be learned
concerning the tragedy. Mr. Bergy was in
pros|ierous circumstances, and no cause is
assigned why be should have committed the
net Coroner Hudnett left this afternoon
for the wane of the tragedy to hold an in
quest. Mr. Bergy was generally regarded
as a good citizen, and was a temperate man.
HAUNTED BY A KILLING.
About ten year* ago he killed Redding
Mineey and Bergy has been u changed man
ever since, and his most intimate acquaint -
ancies say that the billing of Mineey preyed
on his mind to such on ertent that It dually
ended in his suicide. Bergy was tried for
the killing of Mineey and was cleared on
the ground of justifiable homicide. About
two years after the trial Mineey's sons am
bushed Bergy as he was riding along (.ha
road in his buggy with his wife aud he was
badly shot in the back.
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
The cause of the difficulty between Bergr
and the elder Mineey was this: Mineey
loaned Bergv several hundred dollars, and.
Bergy failed to pav him, Bergy taking the
homestead. One day Mineey met. Bergy aa
he was riding in his buggy on the road, and
told him that ho was going to take the hone
and buggy in payment of the debt Bergy
owed him, ana commenced to cut the horse
loose from the harness, whereupon Bergy
jumped out and attacked Mineey with a
knife, hilling him. Bergy was’ married
(wire. Ilis first wife was much older than
lie, and after her death he married again.
Before the deat h of his first wife he had
failed in money matters, and after he re
married, the father of his second wife *t
Inm on his feet again and bought the plan
tation where he was living at the time of
his death. Mr. Bergy was wall-known in
and had many friends.
BURYING THE SCICIDK BRIDE
The remains of Mrs, C. H. Taylor were
carried to Bullard’s station for burial this
morning. A party of eight, including
Taylor and Mr*. Jones, the mother, accom -
panied the body from Macon. Bennett
Jones, the heart-crushed father, did not go
as he said it was impossible for him to wit
ness the interment. He seems utterlv
prostrated by her death, and his feelings
have the complete mastery over him.
Yesterday afternoon a creditor's bill was
filed by Judge Matt R. Freeman against tb
firm of Ware <fc Smith, grocers, on Third
street, between Cherry and Mulberry
streets. Other creditors also asked to bo
made parties. Attorney John P. Ross was
appointed temporary receiver.
The hearing of the Covington and Macon
railroad injunction appointed for to-day
before Judge Otis tin was postponed until
Dei'. 1, owing to the filing of an amendment
liy the complainants, which changes consid
erably the legal aspect of the case.
The criminal docket of the Superior
Court will called on Monday next. Two
hundred extra jurors were drawn to-day in
addition to the two tianela of twenty-four
each, of this and last week. The criminal
docket will tie very interesting, and as it is
expected that the Woolfolk case will be
called Monday, Judge (Austin desires to
have plenty of jurors from whom to draw
Some think possibly that the AVoolfolk case
will not reach trial’ at this term of the
court, but the effort will tie made at any
rate. The Bailiffs ore busy serving subpoe
nas on witnesses and summonses on jurors.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
The Trial of Veal Ends In Acquittal-
Sending Out Carp.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. i8. —The trial of
Bud Veal, charged with voluntary man
slaughter, in the killing of C. D. Horn, on#
of the contractor* on Georgia’s new capitoi,
which was commenced Monday, was con
cluded. The jury returned a verdict of not
guilty. This is the case in whHi Veal,
while engaged in a difficulty with Sam
Venable at the Kimball House, in August
last, in attempting to shoot Venable shot
and killed Horn. The verdict of acquittal
was net unexpected, as all of t be evidence, as
u cll as the statements of both Veal and
Venable, showed that Horn was killed by
accident while endeavoring lo separata
Venable and Veal.
The carp car of the United States Fish
Commission returned this morning from a
trip up the Western and Atlantic, and laid
over here ail day, and from this point dis
tributed the following: 500 carp in the Chat •
tahoocheo. at West Point; 500 in Yeilow
river; 1,000 in Aloovy; 800 in the Oconee,
on the Georgia road; 1,500 in the Savannah,
at Augusta. The car went to Macon to
night: and will make the following distri
butions South: 1,000 in the Ocmulgee, at
Macon; 1,500 in the Ogechee; 1,000 m the
Oconee, on the Central road: 500 in the
Kiint, on the Southwestern; 500 in the Ba
tilla; 1,000 in the Altamaba, and 500 in the
Savannah river, to lie planted thirty-five
miles above Savannah.
A Negro Captured Who Had Eluded
the Police for Two Years
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 18.—The Colum
bus Ledger is one year old to-day, and ia
entering its second with bright prospect* for
future succes. The proprietor hope* to im
prove the paper in many ways in the next
The owners of the steamer Aid are baring
her put in good condition and will start
next week running her independently of the
Officer McMichael arrested to-day WU-.
liam Gilmore, a negro who has evaded
an vet, for two year*. He is charged with
nartiripaling in a riot.
D. M. Weston, charged with embez*l
ment, succeeded in giving bond to-day and
was released from custody.
W. R. Bosard, of Atlanta, has been in
this city for the pest week and has don*
much good by a series of addresses delivered
at the rooms of the Young Men’s Christian
Two New Cases at Tampa
Tampa, Fla., Nov. 18.—There were two
new cases of fever to-day, but no deaths.
Dr. Kilimer leaves for home Sunday
Mayor Sparkman's is the only case of
fever in Old Tampa. He is convalescing.
In the city thero are about twelve cases
receiving constant medical attention and
the same number convalescing, but still
under the car* of physicians.