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\ J. H. EbTILL, Euitur ana Proprietor, f
CULP OfF_ON_UIL RATES.
IT IS FOLLY TO BE WISE WHERE
IGNORANCE IS BLIS.v.
Lame Excuses Given to the Commis
sioner for Apparent Discrepancies
in His Statements—The Rate on 0:1
in Barrels More than Double that in
Washington, Nov. 23.—The examina
tion of J. M. Culp, General Freight Agent
of the Louisville and Nashville railroad,
was continued before the Interstate Com
mission this morning, in connection with
the Standard Oil cases. The witness hesi
tated a great deal in giving his testimony,
and showed in many respects lack of knowl
edge of rates and other matters in his
department about which he was questioned.
In explanation, or ns he termed it, in jus
tice to himself he finally said that the chief
man in his office was in ill health aud that
he [witness] had taken steps to have all
matters respecting the arrangement and
publication of rates made clear. He
averred, with emphasis, that there was no
purpose oa the part of his company to con
i'JU.vrWJ TARIFFS A IILIXD.
The chairman questioned the witness for
half an hour respecting the printed tariff
sheet issued by the wituess, giving among
other information rates upon oil.
The witness admitted that the actual oil
rates were not those given on the sheet, but
were special rates issued from time to time
and posted in the station houses.
The purpose of the chairman was to as
certain how a shipper could learn from the
company’s publications what were the
actual rates upon oil.
The \v itness replied at great length but
failed to make the matter clear to any one.
The chairman finally advised the witness
to take counsel with the attorney of his road
as to whether hi was complying with the
fifth section of the interstate commerce law
respecting the publication of rates and the
filing of copies with the commission.
THE TANKS OWNED BY THE ROA If.
The witness promised, effusively, that the
matter should receive his earliest attention
when he got home. It was developed that
the witness’ road 'owned the forty six
cars upon which the Standard Oil Com
pany had placed tanks. These cars were
not open fqr the use of any other
than the Standard Oil Company.
If was further developed that since April
5. the witness had refused to give Mr. Hide
(the*complainant) any rates upon oil from
Louisville to Nashville, and Louisville to
Montgomery, despite repeated applications
by letter; but had invariably referred Mr.
Rice to the agent of a connecting line at
Cincinnati, and bad at times accompanied
t his reference with some rather forcible ex
pressions of opinion
CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP.
Following this the witness said, in reply
to an inquiry, that the rates had never been
$1 30 per barrel upon oil from Cincinnati to
Nashville. Thereupon the counsel produced
a letter from Bront Arnold, Cincinnati
agent, to whom the witness re
ferred Mr. ltice, which letter, dated
May 17, quoted rates from Cincinnati
to Louisville at $1 30, and another of simi
lar purport dated Sept. 1. The witness
thought the first a mistake, but on the pro
duction of the second he assumed that the
rate quoted was based upon the local rate
of 40c. from Cincinnati to Louisville and
the balance from Louisville to Nashville.
The rates given the Standard Oil Company
were 25c a hundred pounds, a barrel being
reckoned at 375 pounds.
A REMARKABLE DISCREPANCY.
The afternoon session of the commission
was consumed in the examination of H.
Colebran, General Freight Agent of the
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific
railway. The gist of the direct examina
tion was embodied in a query by Commis
sioner Walker, who, calling attention to
the witness’ admission that the rates upon
oil per 100 pounds wore 50c. in barrels and
85c. when carried in tanks reckoning
24,000 pounds to the tank car
asked if the witless wished to offer any
thing in explanation of this great dis
The witness replied in the negative—noth
ing beyond what he had already said in
justification of lower rates upon tank oil.
The Commissioner asked it the disparity
would not be still greater when, as usual,
I the tank car held more than 24,000 pounds,
to which the witness replied in the afiirma
OPEN TO ALL.
The witness averred that tank and barrel
rates were open alike to Mr. Rice, the
I (standard Oil Company and all other shlp-
I pere. He, however, admitted as a matter of
I fact that tiie tank rates were only made be-
I tween points where tho Standard Oil Coin-
I pany had their stationary tanks, because
I not called for elsewhere.
I On cross-examination by the attorneys of
I the wituess’ road, the fact was brought out
I that three tank cars of oil had been hauled
I by the company for other shippers than the
I Standard Oil Company, two of them being
I lor Mr. Rice, tho complainant. Further
I hearing is adjourned till Friday.
I Randall and tho Chairmanship.
I Washington, Nov. 33.—Representative
■ Samuel J, Randall is very anxious to be re-
I appointed Chairman of the Committee on
■ Appropriations. lie came down here to-day
■to see about it. Alexander K. McClure
■ came also. It. is understood that Mr. Mc
■Clure, on Mr. Randall’s behalf, made an un
■ successful effort this evening to ascertain
■ what Speaker Carlisle is going to do about
■ it. The Speaker is non-committal on the
| To Cruise on Dangerous Coa3ts.
Washington, Nov. 83, —The President
■to-day approved the recommendation of tho
■Secretary of tiie Treasury that the revenue
■marine vessels Gallatin, Hamilton, Dallas,
■Woodbury, Dexter, Colfax, Ewing and
■Grant cruise in the vicinity of dangerous
Breasts during the winter for the purpose of
■rendering assistance to vessels in distress.
■ President and Cardinal.
■ Washington, Nov. 23.— Cardinal Gib-
Bo ns made a short, visit to the President at
Bhe White House this afternoon. He was
Bneoinmnied by Marshal Wilson. Acting
Secretary Thompson was present during a
Bwrtion of tho visit and had a pleasant chat
Bvitli the Cardinal.
S Challenged to Fight a Duel.
I Lynchburg, Va.. Nov. 23.—A Peeris-
Bmrgh special tothoEvening advance says:
■ A clue lunge to light a duel passu 1 between
■l l ci. W. A. French and W. K, Mattdews,
Bditor of the Virginian, last Friday. They
Biuvo been arrested and bound over to keep
Bhe peace in the sum of $4,000 each.
B Death of a Surgeon.
I Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 23.—Theodore
Hh Varick, an eminent surgeon and author
medical and surgical works, died this
of paralysis of the heart. Ho was
known to the profession in all sections
the country and had read manv papers
State and national assemblies oi medical
• FIRING AT THIBODEAUX.
Six Colored Men Killed and Five
Wounded in the Melee.
New Orleans, Nov. 23. —The Timea-
Demoerat'a Thibodeaux, La., special says:
“About 5 o’clock this morning some negroes
fired from ambush upon our citizen pickets
who were doing guard duty for the protec
tion of tbo town against the idle negroes
that have flocked here from the plantations.
Joliu J. Gorman was wounded over the left
eve and Henry Mulaison in the thigh.
The guns handled by the negroes were
loaded with slugs, not bullets. Thisaroused
the anger of the citizens, and they started
out and killed six and wounded five of the
ringleaders. The town is considerably agi
tated anil under a citizen patrol.”
The following statement concerning the
affair explains itself:
Thibodeaux, La.. Nov. 23. 1887.
Our labor troubles had about ceased, when on
Tuesday afternoon the people of this town
were pliably informed that an attaek would be
made upon the town that night. To prevent
any trouble a strong guard of deputy sheriffs
was posted at all the approaches.
They went again fired upon from ambush and
then returned the fire by a general fusilade,
which wns kept up until the rioters were dis
persed. Some six rioters are known to have
been killed and as many more wounded. None
of the other guards of the tow n were injured
except those above mentioned. Our people are
determined to preserve the peace. The polic'd
and all good citizens are in perfect accord. The
above facts are gained from reliable sources.
TWO MORE OUABDS WOUNDED.
At 7 o'clock in the morning two guards, John
J. Gorman and Henry Male is on, two of the most
respectable and esteemed young men of our
town, were shol from ambush and seriously
wounded. Two of their friends rushed to their
assistance, and while they were attempting to
relieve their wounded comrades th*v were also
fired upou from ambush. Luckily they were not
harmed. A fearful state of excitement arose,
and the armed guard of the town rushed to the
scene of action.
Ci.ay Knohlack, Lieutenant Governor.
Taylor Beattie, Judge.
T. T. Thibodeaux, Sheriff.
S. M. Moore, Mayor.
The States' correspondent at Thibodeaux
The casualties so far are sufficiently numer
ous, but t hore is a feeling among the best citizens
that the worst is over, that the passions aroused
by the utterances of the NevvOrt ans Communist s
so-called friends of labor Uave been stilled and
that no more blood will be shed or more lives
lost. The feeling against thesa> New Orleans
Communists is very strong, and on every side
their conduct is denounced in most unmeasured
RESULIS OF THE ELECTIONS.
Virginia’s Democratic Majority on a
Popular Vote Nearly 0,000.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 23. —Dr. J. D. Pen
dleton, Clerk of the State Senate, who has
been figuring for several hours to-day upon
the official returns of the recent election for
members of the Legislature as received by
the Secretary of the Commonwealth, fur
nishes the following figures (leaving out the
county of Nansemond, from which there aro
two returns) •. Total Democratic vote
110,555; total Republican vote 116,940;
Democratic majority in the State on the
popular voce 2,015. The first return from
Nansemond gives a Republican majority of
359, leaving a net Democratit majority of
2,256. In tno counties of Amelia, Gre'ens
villo, Nottoway, Stafford and Sussex
there were no Democratic nominees
for the House of Delegates, and
consequently no Democratic vote was
polled. These counties gave Gov. Lee, 3,352
votes. Clark county had no Republican
nominee for the House, but polled 81 votes
for the Republican Senator. This indicates
that had the five counties named, polled
their Democratic vote, the Democratic ma
jority in tho State would have been about
EX-SENATOR JONES PENNILESS.
He is Practically a Beg-gar op the Street
and a Mental Wreck.
Chicago, Nov. 23. —A Daily News special
from Detroit, Mich., says: It became
known for the first time yesterday to a few
persons that ex-Uuitcd States Senator
Charles F. Jones, of Florida, who has, for
some unexplained reason, sojourned in De
troit for two years past, is practically a
beggar upon the streets, and but for the
charity of friends w ould lie without food or
shelter. When Mr. Jones came to Detroit
he was very free with his money and
gave lavishly to benevolent purposes.
He boarded at the best hotel until a few
months ago. when he was unable to pay bis
bills. Hu then wont to a cheaper house,
and last night his room was locked on him
and ha slept on the floor in the hall. He
was observed by a man whom ho had be
friended in liis better days and has been
taken to the man’s home. Mr. Jones is al
most a men al wreck. He is pursued with
the idea that some enemies, whom he
never names, arc following him and that he
will yet “down them.”
HANGED AND SHOT.
Maryland Avengers Take a Black Rav
i3her Out of Jail.
Frederick, Md., Nov. 23.—John H.
Bigus (colored), charged with a felonious
assault on Mrs. Yeakle, an aged white
woman, on Friday last, was taken from jail
at 1:30 o'clock this morning and hanged to
a tree about a quarter of a mile from the
prison. Bigus declared his innocence and
said Joe Hall, another colored man, was the
per etrator of the assault. The Sheriff de
nied admission to the masked lynchers, who
buttered down tho doors anil took their
victim from his cell. When the place of
1 execution was reached liigus asked to be
permitted to pray, which was granted him.
After he was drawn up to the limb of a tree
three pistol shots were tired into his body.
TEEM SR ANSWERS BUBEAR.
He Will Row Him Four Miles for
$2,500 a Side.
Boston, Nov. 23.—John Teemer makes
the follow reply to Bubear’s challenge:
“I will row Bubear a sculler’s race over the
Thames champ .nionship course or any other
good'course in England, or over any three
or four-mile course in the United States for
$2,500 a side. If the race is to
be rowed in England I shall
ask $260 for expenses; if in the United
States l will allow him *250 for expenses.
1 will not row for less than the amount I
have stated, and as soon as 1 get word from
abroad I will be prepared to start for
NATURAL GAS EXPLODES.
Three Company Officials Seriously In
jured at Beaver.
Beaver, Fa., Nov. 25.—While examin
ing a natural gius regulator here last night,
Henry Camp, the Heat and Light Compa
ny's Superintendent, H. 15.I 5 . Brown, its Sec
retary, and James H. Cunningham, a direc
tor were dangerously injured by ail explo
sion. One of the men struck a match to see
the gauge, unconscious of a leak. Gas had
accumulated m tne box over the regulator,
and it was ignited by the match. Two of
j the men a(B* in a serious condition and will
j probably die.
SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1887.
HERR MOST'S CRYTO ARMS.
A JURY OBTAINED TO DECIDE HOW
TO MUZZLE HIM.
Mr. Nicoll Explains the Clause of the
Penal Code Which Defines that Lib
erty of Speech Does Not Mean Li
cense to Incite Mobs to Bloodshed.
Nkw York, Nov. 23.— The work of get
ting a jury for the trial of John Most, the
Anarchist, wns continued to-day. The
court room was filled with interested spec
tators. The eleven jurors obtained yester
day were in their seats.
Patrick Hall, a real estate broker, took
the twelfth seat.
Juror No. 3, pawnbroker Fox, was ex
cused, and Samuel Wormser, took his
Juror No. 2, liquor dealer Carroll, was
excused and John L. Ridgman, grocer was
Both sides announced their satisfaction
with the jury, which was immediately
Assistant District Attorney Nicoll opened
the case for the people. The language that
tho prosecution will endeavor to prove Most
used is this: “Every person concerned in
that tragedy [the hanging of the Chicago
Anarchists] from beginning to end is
marked for extinction. Revolution is
at hand." [A voice here cried,
“Why not begin to-night?”] “Again
I say, arm yourselves for revolution.
Your arm is the bomb, stronger than the
Gatling gun or other weapons. It. kills fifty
at once. Grinnell shall be the first, then
comes Gary, the Judges of the 'Supreme
Court of Illinois and the Judges of the
United States Supreme Court, and let not
Oglesby think he will escape because he
commuted two of them.”
CLAUSE OP THE CODE.
Mr. Nicoll told the jury that the clause of
the penal code, under which the indictment
was brought, provided that any assembly of
three or more persons at which was tbreat
ened any unlawful act was an unlawful as
sembly, and the participants were guilty of
a misdemeanor. There would doubtless be
a great deal said about the constitution
and free speech, but the same
constitution provided that abuse of free
speech should be punished. Mr. Nicoll said
his witnesses were Detectives Sachs, Roth
and Samuel Dreyfuss, a reporter for the
City Press Association, all of whom under
stood German and had made notes of the
Col. Fellows will sum up for tho prosecu
tion. Detective Rotb was first to take the
wituess stand. He told how lie aud his
brother officer were present at the meeting
in disguise, and gave a detailed account of
what was said and done.
John J. Sachs, another detective, corrob
orated Roth in full.
a reporter on the stand.
Simon S. Dreyfuss, a reporter was next
called and on metion of Mr. Howe, all the
witnesses had to withdraw while his testi
mony was taken. About seventy-five went
out. This witness corroborated the other
witnesses substantially. A man had sat
next to him at tho meeting who jumped up
saying “why notf to-day; we're ready.”
Most concluded by saying: “1 am an
Anarchist. Rise Anarchy, long may it
The witness thought it time to get out,
which he did. He did not take notes be
cause he did not want to be carried out
dead. The wituess did not suffer much un
der the severe cross-examination of Mr.
Joseph C. Bruner, a detective, was called
to testify concerning the book of Most’s,
described as a manual of revolutionary war
fare, to show what Most meant by the
Anarchist’s weapon. The book could not
bo allowed in evidence, so the witness was
Mr. Nicoll here rested.
The court adjourned and the jury were
allowed to go home to their Thanksgiving
Most was placed in custody of his counsel.
FIELDEN AND SCHWAB.
Joliet, 111., Nov. 23.—Fielden and
Schwab, the Anarchists, were, for the first
time, visited by their wives at tho prison to
day. The visitors were received in the wait
ing room. Both prisoners donned citizen’s
clothes, as is the custom when convicts re
ceive relatives. Both men exhibitfd con
siderable feeling. The meeting was affecting
hut not demonstrative.
Only Five Men Remain in the Race-
Little wood Leads.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 23. Strokel,
Hart, Burns and Cox succumbed to-day to
the rapid pace set in the go-as-you-please
race. Strokel gave up at 4:30 o’clock this
morning, with 180 miles to his credit. Burns
quit at 7 o’clock this morning, with 197
miles. Hart, with a score of 208 miles,
dropped out at 8:23 o’clock, and Cox retired
at 11:30 o’clock this morning, with 202 miles
to his credit. Following were the scores at
2 o’clock this evening of the five men re
maining in tho race:
Albert 272 4
Panchot 204 3
Noremac 255 2
F.lsou 245 11
Tho five men now in the race are doing
good work, and the attendance to-night was
as large as on the preceding nights. Little
wood, the Englishman, still holds the lead,
and his admirers are now confident t hat ho
will finish at the top of the list. Tho an
nouncement was made to-night
that ho would endeavor to beat
the record of 610 miles. There was no mate
rial change in the relative positions of the
contestants to-day, with the exception that
the Englishman added about four miles to
his lead over Albert,
At 11 o’olock to-night the score stood:
Littlewood 342 6
Panchot 30U 10
Noremac 280 10
CHICAGO’S GAS OCTOPUS.
The Last Attempt to Make a Fight
Stopped by a Purchase.
Chicago, Nov. 23.—The Groat Gas Trust,
which lately bought a controlling interest
in all the gas companies of the city, is credit
ed by a morning paper with having bought
out the la t opponents who were fighting
the Trust in the courts. The plaintiff was
tho Hoffman estate of New York city,
which owned 400 sliares of stock in the
Chicago Gaslight and Coke Company,
late vesterdav the attorneys representing
the estate received a dispatch directing them
to dismiss all the proceedings, as the estate
had made satisfactory arrangements with
the trust. It is not known as yet what the
trust paid the Hoffman estate for the 400
sliares, or wbat inducements were held
out to them to dro;> the suit.
V hen the case came lief ore Judge Tulley
this morning the attorneys for the plain
tiffs moved to have it dismissed at their
cost, and the court so ordered. This is the
second time suits brought against the trust
have come to naught.
CANCEROUS FROM THE FIRST.
Dr. Schmidt’s Report to the Medical
Society of Berlin.
Berlin, Nov. 23.—The National Zeituna
says: “It is reported in medical circles that
Dr. Virchow found no cancerous particles
in the discharge from the growth in the
Crown Prince’s throat. The portion sent to
Dr. Virchow, however, was much shaken
Count Radolinski, Chamberlain of the
Crown Prince, writes that the manifold
proofs of sympathy which the Crown
Prince lias received from all parts o£ Ger
many, and from abroad, together with
numerous kindly meant recommenda
tions of remedies to cure his
nmlady have deeply moved and re
joiced his imperial highness. It is
impossible, the Chamberlain says, to reply
separately to the many letters and telegrams
rereived, and the Prince, therefore, desires
to give a general expression of his thanks
for the sympathy extended to him.
A dispatch trom San Memo says the
Crown Prince’s voice continues very hoarse.
Dr. Bramann takes no part in the medical
treatment of the patient, which is still
entrusted to Dr. Howell. Dr. Bramann,
however, will remain at San Remo in order
to be ready at any moment to perform a
surgical operation in case dangerous in
flammatory action renders such a course
A REPORT TO A SOCIETY.
Dr. Schmidt, in a report to the Medical
Society of Borlin ou the case.of the Crown
Dr. Gerhardt was first consulted March
6. Afterward, by two operations, he re
moved a tumor from tho loft vocal chord.
He then intimated to Dr. Wagoner and Dr.
Orth, of Eras, his fears that a cancer ex
isted. The sojourn of the Crown Prince at
Eras was considered merely probationary,
the object being to ascertain whether the
swelling was benign or malignant.
On June 18, Dr. Landgraf discovered a
swelling in the larynx.
On July 1 another swelling was observed,
situatod on the posterior wall of the larynx,
with a strong outgrowth toward the left
On Aug. 8 Dr. Mackenzie undertook to
eradicate the swelling. After his operations
the Crown Prince went to Braemar.
The German doctors, for whom no accom
modation was provided at Braemar, were
not admitted to make a further examina
tion until Aug. 23. The left vocal chord
then showed several pointed excroscfenees,
which Dr. Mackenzie assumed to he the
result of his operations.
On Sept. 1 the German doctors left.
In conclusion Dr. Schmidt declares that
“cancerous infiltration has existed from tho
very begining below the left voealschord.
This caused the irritation which produced
the papillary growths on the chord. About
the removal of these, the public is fully in
A RIVER STEAMER BURNED.
Two Men, 4,500 Bales of Cotton, and
Seven Horses Burned.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 23.—1 tis rumored
that the steamer Charles P. Chouteau, which
left here Saturday for New Orleans, burned
this morning near Vicksburg. She had
over 4,500 bales of cotton aboard.
In addition to the cotton there was on
board 4,000 sacks of oil cake.
She was about to back out from the land
ing when the fire was discovered among the
The lost were a German deck passenger,
and a negro named Jenkins who was one of
Seven race horses that were on board
The passengers lost nearly all their
When the alarm was sounded the crew of
the Steamer made a gallant attempt to ex
tinguish the flames, but tiny had gained too
great headway. The fire occured yesterday
afternoon at 5 o’clock. Had it not been
discovered until after the boat bad left the
landing nearly all on board would have
OUT OF A RECEIVER'S HANDS.
The Reading and Other Railroads Free
to Go it Alone.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 23.—George B.
Koercher and Samuel Dickinson, of Pliiln
delphia, to-day appeared before Judge
McKennan and mado application for the
removal of the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Company, Jersey Central Rai 1-
road Company and New York and Phila
delphia Railroad Company from the hands
of the receiver. The application was unop
posed, all of the parties interested having
at last agreed to act in harmony. The
Judge at once made out the necessary
orders, the effect of which will be to remove
all the legal entanglements which have
surrounded these companies and leave them
free in the hands of Austin Corbin and his
Charleston, W. Va., Under a Dense
Cloud of Smoke.
Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 23.—Forest
fires have broken out again in this section,
and are doing much damage in destroying
fences, hay and other crops. The fires have
approached to within a quarter of a mile of
the city on the northeast side. The atmos
phere is thick with smoke, and the sun has
for several days appeared as in an eclipse.
The leaves and brush aro very dry, owing
to the fact that there has been no rain for
IN AN ELEPHANT’S STOMACH.
Three Dollars In Pennies and a Mis
cellaneous Collection Found.
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 23.—Prof. Se
quin and Dr. Godfrey dissected the carcass
of the elephant Albyo, that was burned in
Sunday’s fire at Bamum & Bailey’s winter
quarters. In the stomach was found over
300 pennies, part of a pocket knife, four cane
ferules, a piece of lead pipe, and some peb
Mr. Bamum has offered a reward of
SI,OOO for information that will lead to the
capture of the incendiary.
An Insurance Company in Trouble.
New Orleans, Nov. 23.—The German
American Insurance Company to-day fiied
a petition in the Civil District Court pray
ing for the forfeiture of its charter, the cause
assigned being the failure of Funk & Cos.,
of Kentucky, the company’s largest corres
Lace Dealers Assign.
New York, Nov. 23.—lawson & Green,
dealers In laces at No. 53 White street, made
an assignment to-day. Their liabilities aro
$43,292. the nominal assets $61,906, and the
actual assets $30,77,5.
Clothiers Fail at Mobile.
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 23.—Marx Bros.,
clothiers of this city, failed to-day. Tbelr
liabilities, so far as known, are SIO,OOO,
with assets of about the some amount.
LEFT NAKED IN HIS CELL
TULLAMORE OFFICIALS STRIP MR.
He Still Refuses to Don Prison Clothes
—A Warrant Issued for John Dillon’s
Arrest—Messrs. Parnell and Thomas
Power O’Connor Summoned as Wit
nesses in Mr. O'Donnell’s Libel Suit.
Dublin, Nov. 28. —The Evening Tele
graph says: “A warrant, has been issued for
the arrest of Mr. John Dillon, anywhere in
The Repress says: “Frank Hugh O’Don
nell, ox-Vire President of the Home Rule
Confederation, has caused subpoenas to be
issued for Messrs. Parnell and Thomas
Power O’Connor, as witnesses in his suit
against the London Times for £50,000 dam
ages for libel in charging him with being
connected with the Phoenix Park murders.”
The Express also says: “Mr O’Donnol
has notified Mr. O’Connor to produce the
minute hooks and ledgers of tho Home Rule
Federation and National League in his pos
session, particularly those covering time
spent by Mr. Parnell in Kilmainham jail.
The Parnellites are furious. Mr. Parnell
had, three months ago, resolved to cross the
sea in November in order to avoid being
placed in the witness box."
The Belfast News Letter (a Tory organ)
says Mr. Balfour will bo government leader
in the House of Commons at the next ses
sion of Parliament, and that Aslimead Bart
lett will succeed him as Chief Secretary for
Warders to-day entered the cell in Tulla
moro in which John Mandeville is confined,
violently stripped him of his clothing and
left him entirely naked. Mr. Mandeville
still persists that he will not wear the
midwife dillon’b suit.
The action brought by Mrs. Margaret,
Dillon, a midwife of Aughercian, in county
Galway, against. Mr. Balfour, Chief Secre
tary for Ireland, has bet'll set a-ide with
costs. The plaintiff alleged that Mr. Bal
four had caused to be published in various
journals a statement that tho plaintiff
had refused to attend a woman
because she was the wife of
a man who had worked for a boycotted
person. On tho part of the defense it was
claimed that Mr. Balfour had made the
statement referred to in the course of a de
bate in the House ff Commons, that the
words hud been uttered without malice,
and that Mr. Balfour was not responsible
for the publication of the statement in the
SALISBURY AT THE CONFERENCE.
London, Nov. 28.—1n a speech at the
meeting of the National Union of Conserv
atives at Oxford to-day, Lord Salisbury
said he saw in the success of the conference
the happiest augury for the future. The
information from Scotland showed that the
calm sense of the Scotch would not sanction
any scheme endangering the integrity of
the empire. He acknowledged the
generous and unstinted hope of
the Liberal Unionists, and de
declared that so long as their support was
assured the country would rest in peace, se
cure from the assaults of the party of disor
der. At the evening conference l.<ord Salis
bury said he would not renew discussion of
the question whether homo rule would be
established or not. The author of the pro
,posal had withdrawn his measure. It would
pass the wit of man to produce a home rule
scheme which would lie pleasing to both Mr.
Trevelyan and Michael Davitt.
The coming session of Parliament would
bo devoted more to measures that would
satisfy the pressing wants of Englaud. Re
form of local government wns long needed
in England, and tho government hoped to
carry a measure that would meet the wants
of the country. He did not intend until
there was a manifest change in Ireland to
propose increased [lowers of local govern
ment there. Obstruction had been threat
ened to everything that might be proposed
in Parliament until the demands of the Home
Rulers hail been granted. Tho government
were prepared to face obstruction, Kbe
present system of procedure was not enough.
Drastic reforms were required to prevent
wanton waste of public time. He hoped
the effect of the-e measures would be the
restoration of the character and usefulness
of the House.
The question of the regulation of the
liquor traffic, he continued, would have a
foremost place in the government bill He
was in favor of liberty in that traffic so far
as was consistent with social order.
OPPOSED TO CHURCH DISESTABLISHMENT.
He said ho was strongly opposed to church
disestablishment, trnt admitted that the
government wore bound to reform the
church by removing whatever evils were
proved to exist. He premised a measure
for the removal of the tithe charges from
land. The state of agriculture, he said,
was deplorable. Whatever measure of re
lief might obtain general consent would
receive the readiest consideration of the
Kulemng to the Trafalgar square
troubles, he said he regarded the meetings
there as lawless demonstrations. They
were the natural results of Mr. Gladstone’s
words. Mr. Gladstone could not preach to
an Irish mob to defy the luw without hav
ing his advice applied in England as well.
He [Salisbury] was convinced that the
country would say with him that those
claiming the right of public meeting
were not privileged to convert it into tho
right of making themselves public nuisances.
Tlie government wore determined at all
costs to maintain the supremacy of the law.
[Cheers.] He could not understand what
it was that excited the sympathy
of English Liberals in the case of
William O’Brien, who had broken the law
and incited others to lawlessness. He did
not fear that the attacks of the Liberal
leaders on recognized principles of order
would confuse the moral sense of the En
glish nation. On the contrary, the substan
tial effect would be to convince the public
mind in favor of a policy win 4i vindicated
law and order thoughout the kingdom.
Hir william Vernon Harcourt, speaking
at Penrith this evening, asked whether Mr.
Bright and the other Unionists were pre
pared to march under the Conservative
Protectionist flag. He said he believed the
government would take I/jrd Randolph
Churchill’s advice aud drop the land pur
The Anniversary of Their Execution
New York, Nov. 28.—The twentieth an
niversary of tho execution of the Manches
ter martyrs was celebrated in the large hall
of Cooper Institute this evening. There
were fully 2,509 men and women present.
Patrick 8. Cassidy presided. The meeting
was not as harmonious os had been ex
pected, for on more than one oc
casion the speaker* were hissed when
thoy looked for cheers and encouragement.
The labor question was the first splitting
point. Tlie speakers alj took occasion to
show their partiality for Henry George’s
theories, and atone time it looked as though
h small riot might t>e the result. This was
when Richard Caff cry took occasion to de
nounce in most heated terms Irishmen who
had sold their countrymen at the last elec
PATRICK FORD DENOUNCED.
He singled out Patrick Ford for a special
denunciation, and became so bitter ns to pro
voke protests from many in the audience.
Several of those who protested were quickly
put. out, and a company of the Sixty ninth
regiment arose and left the place. The con
fusion lasted several minutes, and while two
men were bains' ejected by citizens and po
lice, matters assumed a serious aspect.
Another cause of dissension was . >r. Me-
Glynn. The chairman, in introducing the
doctor, said he was not responsible for the
doctor’s theological opinions, and suid he
would introduce him not os a clergyman,
but as an Irishman.
Dr. McQlynn spoke for over an hour. In
the course of his remarks he said:
This night a year ago I was in this hall, hut
not on tins platform. I was in the audience
with James Red path. There were ealla for us
to go on the platform. Westnned toward the
committee room to go there, but instead I
darted for a way out, I did not dare to go ou
tile platform for a man 5,000 miles away
four or five years ago had sont word tc have
that priest MoOlyiui forbidden to attend such
meetings. 1 had been suspended liefore for
speaking the truth about the accursed landlords
and if F hud gone on this platform there the
next day 1 should have been suspended again
by a man in a marble palace a mile
or so away, who, like myself,
has an Irish name and who, 1 believe, is
an American citizen, and in a short lime
another letter would have come from Rome,
siying. Ho! Hoi This priest. McGlynn, has
been at it again, and I would have iieen in
structed that 1 must not express sym|>athy
for those who died that Ireland might
lie free. I say these tilings to show that 1 sup
pressed myself, ami in all possible ways sub
mitted myself lo authority. But while it may
tie right to keep silent, it is not rigid to retract
truth once spokeu, 1 refused to do this, and
then, thank Uod, 1 was emancipated.
The doctor declared the righteousness of
the doctrine of land reform, ami called tip
on Irishmen to assert their natural right to
associate and even to plead for liberty. He
further besought them to pay no
attention to the cause in matters of polities
and to inform the Homan authorities that
they hail no business with any such matters.
Tlie manner in which Dr. Mciilynti referred
to the Pope and ArchbishopCarrigan caused
marked dissatisfaction, lint cheers gener
ally drowned the hisses, and nt the close he
was heartily applauded.
Most of the other speakers also devoted
more attention to the land theory than they
did to Allen, Larkin, O’Brien and Barrett,
the men whose martyrdom was being cele
CELEBRATION AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Nov. 23. — There was an
audience of 3,0)0 at the Central Music Hall
to-night to do honor to the three Irish
patriots, who laid down their lives at Man
chester twenty years ago. John Finerty
presided. In concluding his speech, Mr.
Let us send the tidings of honor we give
these men across the waves to Ireland to peno
t.raie the gloom dungeon of William Onrlen,
ami may God speed the day when the fires of
irish vengeance will rush ou England's tyranny
like the fires of a million volcanoes.
At this point while the three thousand
listeners were in a tumult of enthusiasm
Hon. John E. Fitzerald was introduced ns
the orator of the evening. He said the
spirit of the audience and the numbers
present on such an occasion was proof that
the Irish race was worthy of freedom. The
glory of Ireland was not so much in her
past as in the not distant future.
In the nationalism of Ireland is the
hope of their race, and ns a result of recent
events, the demand for separation from En
gland was stronger to-day than ever. To
day the cry of the sons of Ireland, scattered
20,000,000 strong over the world, was the cry
of that brave old rebel, John Mitchell: “We
have not made peace with England, and we
The great audience wildly echoed “never."
Mr. Fitzgerald concluded with a declaration
that if the British government resolves up
on desperate things, they must expect des
perate measures in return.
an anniversary celebration.
Philadelphia, Nov. S3. —The seventieth
anniversary of the martyrdom of the Irish
patrio s, Allen, Larken and O’Brien, at
Manchester, Eng., was commemorated with
a public meeting at Industrial Hall to-night
under the auspices of the Clan-im-Gael.
Nearly 4,000 people were present. ' The
ceremonies opened with instrumental
and vocal music consisting of selections of
American and Irish airs. The singing of va
rious Irish sougs aroused great enthusiasm,
and met with thunders of applause.
Senator Riddleberger, of Virginia; the or
ator of the evening, closed the ceremonies
with a vigorous address, which was hearti
The meeting was followed by a banquet
tendered to Senator Riddleberger at Hotel
Bellevue, which was attended by a number
of leaders of the Irish societies.
SINKING OF THE BCHOLTEN.
126 of the 214 Persons on Board Went
to the Bottom.
London, Nov. 23.-—At the inquest on the
recovered bodies of victims of the W. A.
Scholten disaster tho Rotterdam agent of
the steamer testified that there were 214
persons aboard, of whom 89 were saved.
Tho German steamer Leander, from Ca
diz for Hamburg, struck the wreck of the
Scholten lost evening arid was towed to
Dover in a sinking condition.
The channel has been crowded with ves
sels for tho last few days. The wreck of tho
Scholten lies directly in the path of traffic,
and a special lightship has been sent to re
place the improvised one placed over the
wreck yesterday, which was defective.
At tiie inquest to day a steerage passenger
named Hughes stated that he was picked up
by one of the Sc hoi ten's boats, which was
not nearly full. The erew of the boat pulled
away as soon as the steamer sank. The
Hcholten’s crew were retarded in lowering
the boats by the stiffness of the tackle,
which lmd not been used in a long time.
Forty-nine of the survivors have returned
Extraordinary Precautions at the
London, Nov. 23.—Extraordinary pre
cau lons have been taken to guard the dyna
miters, Cailan and Harkins in prison. In
the dust holes at Dalian's lodgings there has
been found thirty pounds of dynamite of
foreign make, and other explosive com
pounds have been found buried in a neigh
bor's garden. All the water closets, drams
and other pipe* in Harkins' residence have
been searched for explosives. The curiosity
of the police was e : cited by the departure
of a neighbor of Harkins for New York on
the Monday following the Cailan arrest.
Northern Pacific’s New Bonds.
Nkw York, Nov. 23.—President Harris,
of the Northern Pacillc railroad, has just
closed negotiations witu August Belmont
and Henry Villurd, representing a syndicate
in which the Rothschilds and Deutsche Bank
of Berlin are the principals, for the sale of
W,00U,000 of third mortgage bonds, author
ized at a special meeting of the stockholders
of the Northern Pacific road.
I PRICKRIO \ YEAH. )
1 at t VI 8 A COP, . f
FRANCE IN GREAT PERIL.
THE COMMUNE MAY RAISE ITS
HEAD AT ANY MOMENT.
President Grevy Announces That He
Will Resign Because it is Impossible
to Govern the Country—He is Ex
ceedingly Anxious to Stay in Office,
Paris, Nov. 23.—1 tis reported that R.
Ribot, member of the Chamlier of Deputies
for the department, of Pas de Calais, will
form h new Cabinet, among the mende rs of
which will be M. Goblet and M. Dears. The
Journal ties Pebats advocates awaiting the
result of President Grevy's efforts to form a
Cabinet, but says it is impossible not to sea
the gravity presented by the prolonged un
certainty, which offers a chance for the
creation of a dictatorship or the outbreak
PRESIDENT GREVY to RESIGN.
President Grevy to-day held a conference
of two hours’ duration with M. Ferry and
President Grevy fo-day informed M.
Maret, Radical Member of the Chamber of
Deputies, that he hail decided to resign. He
said he would to-morrow ask M. Ribot to
form a Ministry to superintend the
meeting of the Congress of the Sen
ate and Chamber of Deputies, which
will select the new President. If M. Ribot
should refuse to form a ministry, he will
ask M. Goblet to do so. President Grevy
further stated that ho will not quit bis post
before issuing an address to the counrry, in
which he will repudiate responsibility for
the present state of affaire and declare' that
his retirement is forced by the impossibility
of governing the country. He will depart
from the Presidency with the sincerest
wishes for the future of the republic.
OUEVY PLEADED FOR TIME.
It is stated that during his interview with
M. Maret to-day, President Grevy was
greatly affected, and pleaded piteously for
time. M. Maret. however, was obdurate.
He said that too much time had been lost
already, and that it was the duty of the
President to resign immediately, and that
he should send a messago to the Chamber
not later than Saturday. It Is reported that
M. Grevy worked at the message until a
late hour to-night.
A secret meeting, attended by Mons.
Clemenceau, Oranet, 1 ockrr.y, Rochefort
and others, was held to-night to discuss the
question of a successor to M. Grevy.
It is rumored that all tu
military candidates wero rejected.
Mine. Limouzin and M. Lorentz, who
have become prominent in connection with
the Caffarel scandal, to-dav opened the
Cafe Etoile, on Rue Clielii. which they re
cently purchased. Mine. Limousin, herself
served customers at the counter, and a
mixed crowd „of curious sightseers sur
rounded the doors. Finally a disturbance
arose in the cafe, a number of persons pro
ceeding to demolish the chairs and tables.
The police arrived and arrested
the offenders, and thewfoors of the estab
lishment were closed.
RUSSIA TURNING AGAIN.
Berlin, Nov. 23.—Business on the Boeree
to-day was strong. Telegrams from Mos
cow reporting a reaction against the French
alliance, on account of the unstable political
situation in France, together with a concur
rent feeli: g in favor of Germany, assisted
buoyancy. Russian securities advanced 1
RIBOT KNOWN IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, Nov. 23.—Particular interest in
the news that M. Ribot will probably form
anew French Cabinet, is felt in Chicago. It
arises from the fact that M. Riliot married
a daughter of the late Isaac N. Burch, of
this city, and was in Chicago but a few
months ago to settle the claims of Mr.
Burch’s second daughter, growing oat of
the famous Burch divorce case.
GERMANY AND RUSSIA.
The Alleged Forging of Bismarck'S
Name ho be Investigated.
London, Nov. 23.—A dispatch from Ber
lin states that the Public Prosecutor has
been ordered to investigate the Cologne
Gazelle's statement that the Czar had lieen
deceived in regard to Germany’s policy by a
forged letter puniorting to be from Prince
Bismarck, but really the work of Orleanisfc
intriguers. The Cologne Gazette's state
ment has created the greatest sensation
throughout Germany. It is also stated
that the Czar had l'en led to believe by in
terested part ies nt the German court that
Emperor William had not always app.oved
Prince Bismarck's policy.
The Standard's Berlin correspondent say*
that Emperor William at the Interview dis
abused tho Czar of this idea. The North
German Gazelle reproduces the Cologne
Gazelle's revelations, but says it cannot
guarantee their accuracy.
Gen. Gourko’a Prophecy.
Warsaw, Nov. 23.—At a military ban
quet this evening Gen. Gourko, ic proposing
n toast to his officers, said: “Unless the
Almighty has allotted me a very brief span
of life. It will not be long before I will
again lead you to the field an 1 did a decade
Berlin, Nov. 23.—The German Union
Telegraph Company announces that the
government has offered to purchase the
company's cable and other property. The
directors of the company recommend that
tho offer be accepted.
A Russian Steamer Sunk-
London, Nov. 23.—Advices received here
state that two local Russian steamers, the
Sleuim and Vesta, came into collision off
t lie Crimean coast to-day, and that the
Vesta was sunk and thirty-five of her crew
lele of Lewis Crofters.
London, Nov. 23.—A force of sixty ma
rines has started for the Isle of Lewis to
maintain order among the crofters there.
An Attempt at Incendiarism.
Bi.ackshear, Ga., Nov. 28. An unsu©.
cessfnl attempt was made last night to burn
the gin house of Capt. John M. Shaw. A
trap door that opened under the gin house
was raised, and a large pile of cotton, that
had been run through the “whipper" yester
day was lying a little to one side of this
door. The partv fired this pile, thinking, no
doubt, that it would burn just like lint, but
was disappointed, as it only singed over
and want out. Capt. Shaw doee a big busi
ness in this line, and it would have been a
serious loss to some farmers who had cotton
in the house, as well as to Mr. Shaw, had
tho attempt been successful.
Damages Asked for a Killing.
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 23.—A special to
the Chronicle from Laurence, 8. C„ report*
that an unusual action at law began
there yesterday. Some tirno ago John N.
Sheahan killed Rufus Bishop, and on the
next term of court was acquitted. Yester
day tho executors of the estate of Bishop
filed a suit against Sheahan for $30,000 for
tho killing, and an attachment was issued
against Sheakau’s property.