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RUM WINS AT ATLANTA.
prohibition defeated by a
MAJORITY OF 1,122.
The City Piled Up 817 Votes of the
Surplus—lncidents of the Battle at
the Polls-A History of the Move
ment From its Inception.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20.'—After tne most
heated contest on record in the State of
Georgia. Atlanta to-day voted against pro
hibition. The fight has been a peculiarly
bitter one. The Piedmont exhibition did
not close until Oct. 22, and both sides agreed
that during the progress of the exposition
nothing whatever should lie done by either
side, as it would mar the unity of the citi
zens in their enthusiastic support of the ex
PLUNGED INTO THE FIGHT.
This over, both sides plunged into the
fight with wonderful activity. In two days
after the exposition had been closed, the
fight was ou the city in all its fury, and ex
cited more interest and activity than had
ever been shown in any campaign lieforo in
this city. For over a month the citizens
have been engaged in the contest. Meet
ings have been held almost every night, and
local speakers and foreign statesmen have
stumped the county from almost every
curbstone in the city, and every crossroads
in the country.
THE PROHIBITION RALLYING PLACE.
Early in the campaign the Prohibitionists
leased tho largest warehouse in the city and
tilled it up with a seating capacity for 8,000
people. Almost nightly that building has
been filled, and such scenes of wild enthusi
asm are rarely witnessed. Among the
prominent Prohibition speakers who plunged
fearlessly iuto the fight early in the cam
paign was U. S. Senator A. H. Colquitt
ami Hon. H. W. Grady.
BACKED BY THE PULPIT.
These were assisted by almost every min
ister in the city, who preached prohibition
from their pulpits Sunday after Sunday to
deeply interested congregations. Promi
nent among the preachers who led the pro
hibition fight in Atlanta were Rev. Drs .T.
It. Hawthorne, H. C. Morrison and J. tV.
bee. These three ministers entered into the
fight with wonderful zeal, spoke night after
night and in almost every precinct in the
LEADERS OF THE ANTIS.
The most prominent leaders of the Antis
were Senators Joseph E. Brown, Capt. E.
P. Ifowell and Capt. J. B. Goodwin. Both
sides had full campaign funds and managed
their respective causes for all they were
worth. The negro vote was the bone of
contention and the -liaiaiice of power. Each
side made most strenuous endeavors to secir e
it in every way possible. The negroes were
considerably divided on the subject, though
a majority of them voted with the anti-
PARTICIPATION OF THE WOMEN.
One of the features of the contest has been
the active part taken by many women of
tiie city. Several of the church 's organized
committees from among t> fir female num
bers, who took an active pari in the cam
puign. They organized i.i.o women of the
colored churches into societies, and prayed
with them day after day. The result was
shown to-day by the appearance of large
numbers of women at the pniis with blue
badge s. They were served hot coffee atid
sandwiches at every polling place, and con
ducted prayer meetings and singing cru
sades in the open air.
THE FIRST CONTEST.
Fulton county, in which Atlanta is
located, voted two years ago on the same
question and went for prohibition by a
majority of 228 out of about 8,000 votes.
The registration this year exceeded that of
last year by 2.000 votes, and this excess
gave doubtful figures for either side to esti
mate on during the campaign.
BASIS OF THE ATTACK.
The principal fight made on prohibition
during the.eampaign was that it did not
prohibit, and that intoxicating drinks
could'be openly purchased in a number of
places thiougnout the city, which paid
taxes to the Halted States government for
the sale of whisky. Thousands of gallons
had been Xent in each month from cities
around Atlanta from which it was almost
as easy to get a jug as it was at bars in the
city. Tho Anti’s claim that prohibition
injured the city, which was losing (50,000 a
year in whisky licenses, without decreasing
in tlie slightest the amount of whisky sold
in tho city.
NOT A FAIR TRIAL.
The Prohibitionists, on the other hand,
claimed that Atlanta has never had pro
hibition; that while it was so voted two
years ago, the licenses then existing did not
expire—some of them—until almost a year
ago. and that since that time the and miestic
wine clause of the local option bill allowed
the opening of many places in the c ity by
which the law could be easily evaded.
a SIO,OOO LICENSE.
This was, however, remedied by the last
Legislature, which put a license of SIO,OOO
on all wine rooms, which license will go
into effect after January Ist next. The
Prohibitionists claimed that with the wine
rooms out of the city there would he no
places for easy evasion of the law, if the
officers would properly enforce it. The re
sult to-day shows public opinion on this
HOW THE DAY OPENED.
The weather was clear and warm. When
the polls opened this morning at tiie several
voting precincts of the city, hundreds of
voters were in line anxious to deposit their
ballots. The best of feeling was displayed,
but both sides stood ready to put up a stub
l*>rn tight. The Prohibitionists seemed
to be more on the alert, and in
consequence captured the mills in a ma
jority of the wards. By 10 o’clock to-night
they gave way to the Anti’s, and from that 1
hour until the close the Antis seemed to put
in good work. At the several voting pre
cincts tho Prohibitionists had lunch tables,
presided over by ladies, at which they feu
t heir workers and voters.
About 12 o’clock, at the Fifth and Fourth
precincts, singing was commenced and con
tinued for a couple of hours. At the Fifth
ward poll the singing was done by white
fieople of all ages, while at the Fourth ward
Poll, from a balcony, women and children
of both colors sang'religious songs. The
balcony was decorated with Prohibition
banners, somo of them bearing inscriptions.
A brass band, under the guidance of the
Antis played a number of airs near the
polls, drowning out the singing.
Abort 12 o’clock Dr. Hawthorne’s vote
was challenged as he stepped up to vote on
the ground that he was a non-resident, hav
ing recently purchased a residence at Nor
cross and removed his family there. He
was sworn and claimed Atlanta as his resi
dence, and was then allowed to vote.
During the day no disturbances of any im
portance took place. (Several fights occurred,
but no one was hurt. Asa general thing,
the day was orderly. A good deal of delay
was occasioned throughout the day at the
several polls by the compilation of the lists
of registered voters. They were not ahiha-
betieally arranged, and in consequence con
siderable time was taken up hunting for the
name of a voter when he stepped up to the
Early in the morning tho Prohibitionists
commenced challenging the colored voters.
This caused delay to both sides and was
abandoned. Both sides commenced tlie
day feeling hopeful, but toward the after
noon it was evident that tlie Antis were
much stronger than the Prohibitionists
gave them credit for being. The heaviest
Anti vote was polled from 2 o’clock this
afternoon until tho polls closed. None of
tlfe wards polled their full vote, as many
were compelled to drop out of the line after
being in it nn hour or two, and at several
of the precincts the polls closed with large
numbers of the Antis crowding toward the
THE FIRST NEWS.
About 5 o’clock in the afternoon reports
came in from the country precincts giving
over 000 majority for the wet ticket. The
fact that two years ago the country pre
cincts gave 800 majority for prohibition
caused the news to be received with much
enthusiasm. To-night large processions,
headed by bruss bands, aro marching
through the streets and much enthusiasm
The official returns give the Anti-Prohibi
tionists a majority in the city of 817, and in
the county of 005 majority, a total of 1,122.
They havo a majority in every ward and
every county preciut except one. Late to
night the city Is becoming quiet and the ex
citement is centered at the Kimball House,
where Anti orators are addressing a great
The total vote to-day was 9,500. There
arc; sixteen precincts in the county, of
which six are in the citv. Mast intense ex
citement prevails to-night, and the Antis are
jubilant. Tho Prohibitionists concede the
victory, and accept the result in good
humor. The best of feeling was manifested
throughout the day. ,
A PANIC IN A THEATRE.
A Boy Gives a False Alarm of Fire at a
Matinee at Macon.
Macon, Ga., Nov. 20. —A panic occurred
in the Masonic Thi afro at 5 o’clock this
afternoon during the m itinee performance
of “Royal Marinettes. 1 The hall was jam
med with people, mostly ladies and chil
dren, many of the latter being mere in
fants accompanied by their nurses. Whim
midway in the performance a boy in the
Lack part of the hall gave an alarm
of fire. Instantly there was
a mad break for the door and windows.
The former opened on the inside, making
exit in that direction almost impossible. It
was with tho greatest difficulty that the
people could be restrained from jumping
from the windows, which were several feet
above the pavement. The fire department
was on the scene promptly. The hook and
ladder company threw up ladders mid
took a number of people out of the build
ing. An immense crowd assembled in the
street, blockading it. The shrieking cries
of mothers, whose children were iuside.
mingled with the piteous wails of those in
side. It was with difficulty that the police
caused the crowd to clear the street in front
of the stairs leading up to the hall that the
people might, eseape. Tt was soon di cov
ered t.iiat, the alarm was a false one, but the
people recovered their senses slowly. After
some time the hull was cleared, when it was
found that not one of the large crowd had
been injured. The boy who gave the alarm
could not be apprehended.
The Columbus and Western Road to
Run Trains to Sylacaug-a.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 26.—Commencing
to-morrow- the Columbus and Western road
will run trains through to Sylaeauga, there
connecting with the Anniston and Atlantic
road, opening up new territory to Colum
bus and giving another outlet.
The drummers of this city mef again to
night and a post of the Travelers’ Protective
Association was duly established.
A drunken hackman, driving at terrific
speed, was halted by Policeman Smith to
night. He cursed the officer and advanced
on him with a knife. The officer struck him
on the head with a pistol, which was dis
charged. No one was hurt, however. Tho
hackman ran, but was captured and lodged
in the station house.
The Guards’ library fair closed to-night.
Tiie proceeds are far beyond exjiectatious.
The drawing of their lottery will not come
off until next week.
COLUMBUS' TfeW RAILROAD,
G. Gunby Jordan Says It Will be Fin
ished in a Y ear.
Columbus, Ga., Nov. 26.—The En
quirer-Sun will publish an interview to
morrow with G. Gunby Jordan, who built
the Georgia Midland railroad, in which he
states positively that work will begin on
the Columbus Southern railroad at once.
The contract has been awarded
to the Chattahoochee Brick Company,
of Atlanta, and the work is to be completed
in twelve months. The road is to go from
this city to Albany, and thence to Bruns
wick. It will assure the future prosperity
of Columbus, as it will give this city two
independent lines, besides four roads con
trolled by tho Georgia Central.
PENSACOLA WIDE AWAKE.
An Effort to be Made to Induce a New
Railroad to Come There.
Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 26.—The Board
of Trade of this city lias called a meeting
for Monday to discuss and lay before tho
Warrior Coal Fields Railroad Company,
the advantages that Pensacola offers as a
southern terminal for the road.
The Revenue cutter Walter Forward ar
rived in port to-dav, from a cruise on the
southern coast of Florida.
The City Commissioners have recently
passed an ordinance with a view to restrict
what lias heretofore been a promiscuous
dumping of ballast in the bay, the evil
effects of which, unless checked, will bo
sooner or later felt by tiie shoaling of the
now good anchorage ground.
Negroes Going: to Arkansas,
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26.—Two hundred
negroes, men, women and children, from
Hampton county, South Carolina, passed
through this city to-day en route for Arkan
sas. They were in charge of Messrs. Walker
and WiJliams, agents for the Western and At
lantic and Memphis and Little Rock rail
roads. Thc.se negroes have been from time
to time preceded by others, who have sent
home flattering reports of their new sur
roundings. Hence the continued emigration.
Cook County’s Boodlors.
Chicago, Nov. 26.—Judge Jamie on to
day refus and a stay of execution to the con
victed county boodlers. Their attorneys are
working hard on the bill of exceptions,
which must be ready to-night or down go
tho public plunderers'to the Joliet peniten
tiary on the first train Monday morning.
Tho attorneys pleaded hard for a stay, but
Judge Jamieson and States Attorney Grin
ned remained obdurate.
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY. NOVEMBER'27, 1887.
A BIG MONOPOLY IN OIL.
THE CERTIFICATES OF THE TRUST
Chairman Rockefeller Admits That
They Represent Tr is Amount—Sixty
hive Per Cent, of the Oil Refining
Business of the Country Done by
Washington, Nov. 20.-—J. I>. Rockefel
ler, chairman of tlie Standard Oil Trust,
was sworn and examined before the Inter
state Commerce Commission this morning,
in connection with the Standard Oil eases.
The counsel for the complainants asked the
witness to produce a paper which he had in
hand, giving a list of tho various compa
nies held in tho trust. Immediately tho
counsel for the Standard Oil Trust and
for several of the defendant railroads, in
posed objections, the former on tho ground
that the Standard O Trust was not a party
to this case, and that the production of the
paper would be an unnecessary and irrele
vant disclosure of the witness’ private
affairs. The railroad attorneys argued
against encumbering the record with mat
ters not already brought into this case, in
sisting that nothing in the list in question
except the Standard Oil Company of Ken
tucky, the Standard Oil Company of Ohio
and the Waters-Pierce Company of St.
Louis was relevant to this case. There
were various other minor points of objec
tion by the railroads which were urged
vigorously, though briefly.
ONE DIDN’T OBJECT.
The counsel for the Newport News and
Mississippi Valley Railroad Company, how
ever, stated that his company interposed no
The counsel for the complainant said that
the railroad witnesses had disclosed the
names of a number of consignors and con
signees who had received rates and enjoyed
privileges like those alleged to have been ac
corded to the Standard Company alone, and
it was desirable to disclose by the testimony
of the witness whether or not theso inde
pendent consignees and consignors were not
in fact part of the Standard Oil Trust.
The commission retired to take the sub
ject into consideration, and upon its return,
fifteen minutes later, the chairman
said: “The commission is of the opinion
that it is competent to show
by this witness or any other, whether the
sticks of the Standard Oil Company of
Kentucky, or the Standard Oil Company of
Ohio, or the Waters-Pierce Company of St.
Louis, or of any other company, or of any
person that has been connected by evidence
with shipments over these roads during the
period of the controversy, are held by this
oil trust that has been spoken of, and also
to show whether any of the
persons who appear in this case,
either as shiDpers or as con
signees are in any way connected with
this oil trust, or under its control. It is
also our opinion that if it should appear
from the evidence that either of these com
panies, the stock of either of tlie.se com
panies, or any one of them, is held by this
oil trust, it will then be competent to go
further and to know in general terms what
the extent of the capital is that is controlled
by this oil trust, and what is the extent of
the business that is controlled by it, for the
purpose of putting before the commission
the extent of the operations of this trust.
That is as far as wo, as at present advised,
think the commission can go in its ruling.”
THOSE IN THE TRUST.
Objection to the admission of the list it
self having thus been sustained, the counsel
for the complainant proceeded to question
the witness within the rulings of tho com
mission. Tho witness stated in reply to a
series of inquiries that the stock of the
Standard Oil Company of Ohio, tho Stand
ard Oil Company of Kentucky, the
Camden Consolidated Oil Company of
Parkersburg, AY. Va., the Waters-PiorceOil
Company of St. Louis, and the Consolidated
Tank lone Company of Cincinnati was
held by the Standard Oil Trust. Several
other companies were mentioned by the
counsel for the complainants, but wore ob
jected to and excluded on the ground that
these companies had not been brought into
the case in previously given evidence. The
witness said in substance that the stock of
these companies was received from
the owners and certificates of the
trust issued in exchange; that
the profits of the several companies
wore not divided among the stockholders,
but was paid into the trust, and then di
vided among the holders of the trust certifi
cates; also that the aggregate of tho out
standing certificates was about $90,000,000.
Tho complainant’s counsel proposed to show
that the actual value of the trust certificates
was much greater, but this was excluded.
The witness stated that 05 per cent, of the
oil refining business of the country was
done by his company. Tiie trust certificates
were held in all parts of the country.
. RICE ON THE STAND.
George Rice, the complainant, was sworn
and examined. Ho submitted a numbor of
papers bearing upon all the economic
features of the oil business and produced a
mass of correspondence which was sub
mitted in evidence so far as it might provo
competent. Ho was examined and cross
exaniiued at considerable length, but beyond
a statement that his profits were
about 14e. a barrel on oil
delivered at his works in Ohio, and a further
statement in contradiction to that of most
of the railroad men that the consignor, and
consignee usually load and unload barreled
oil at their own expense, his testimony
covered familiar ground. Tlic counsel for
both sides stated a probability that tho
evidence would be closed on Monday. The
counsel for the complainant wished to have
the oral argument begun at once.
The counsel for the defendants moved for
delay to give an opi>crtumty to print and
examine the record.
The chairman announced the decision of
the commission to grant the delay, and said
ha would announce its length on Monday.
Among the reasons which he gave was that
if any of tlia defendant |eomj anies had be
come convinced during the hearing that
their rates needed any revision, opportunity
would thus bo afforded. Without, of course,
expressing any opinion upon the merits of
the case, ho would submit this suggestion.
A PITTSBURG BANK FAILS.
The Stockholders Individually Liable
and All Claims to bo Paid.
Pittsburg, Nov. 26. —The, American
Bank of this city, doing business in the old
Pennsylvania Bank building on Wood street,
closed its doors this morning, and an
nounced that it would go into liquidation.
The capital stock is s2oi >,OOO. It is said by
those in a position to know, that the bank
will pay all claims against it. The stock
holders are individually liable.
Tho failure has no significance whatever
as unfavorably affecting other financial in
stitutions r r the general busfnsss situation.
The event caused no surprise, as it has been
for a long tlnu counted among the possi
bility*!. It is understood that the deposits
have been gradually decreasing for years
until they aggregated less than $60,000.
The liabilities are less than SIOO,OOO, and
the assets are largely in excess of that
LEAF TOBACCO’3 SHORTAGE.
A Review of the Situation by a Louis
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20.—The Courier-
Journal this morning publishes a compre
hensive and valuable review of the leaf to
bacco situation, showing the facts (of tho
yield and supply against averages of con
sumption. When it is considered that Ken
tucky produces 57 per cent, of tlie total leaf
tobacco crop of the United States,and Ken
tucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio and
Missouri produces 70 per cent, of the total
crop of tho United States, it will be soon
that the summary is of general interest.
SOME OF THE MAIN POINTS.
The following aro the main points of the
article: The Western leaf crop foots up
70,000,000 pounds, 02.0 per cent, of recont
averages, and the Eastern leal' crop 72,000,-
000 pounds, or 50 percent, decrease. The
Eastern and Western leaf crops and all the
market stocks of the United States make
up 000,000,000 pounds, against 591,000,000
pounds a year ago, and 675,(XX),000 two
FAR BELOW THE AVERAGE.
The supply from new crops and market
stocks falls 21,000,000 pounds below the late
average, taken for domestic and foreign
consumption, while in 1880 there was a
surplus of 23,000,000 pounds? and in 1885 a
surplus of 24,000,(KX* pounds. The Western
hurley crops 87,(XX),000 pounds, and tlie
dark and heavy 89,000,000. In conclusion,
the review states: “In this historical year
of the tobacco trade Louisville has much
more than maintained her former pre-emin
ence as the principal tobacco market of tlie
United "States, and indeal ot the world.
The business done here irr4Hß7 materially
surpasses in magnitude that of other years,
including that of the jubilee year 1883.”
DANVILLE’S PREMIUM TOBACCO.
Danville, Va., Nov. 26.—The Danville
Tobacco Fair closed to-day with the sale of
premium and exhibition toliacco. No such
excited sale was over seen here. The first
premium brought the owner $560. The
second premium went to a colored man,
and sold for $5 a pound, netting
him with the premium ftps. The toral
sales of premium tobacco amounted to 1,173
pounds and brought $1,740. The total sales
of exhibition tobacco were 28,767 jKmnds
and brought $9,585. Danville wi 11 hold a
grand tobacco exposition next year.
JACQUES WISSLER DEAD.
He Engraved the Plates and Bonds of
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 26.—Jacques
Wissler, who engraved nearly all the plates
from which tlie money and bonds of the
Confederate States of America were printed,
died last night at his home in Camden, N.
J., aged 84 years. Until a few yearn ago, when
age began to affect the accuracy of his hand,
he was one of tho most skillful
lithographers in this country. Besides
his skill in that profession, ho was an artist
of no mean ability, and his portrait work
in crayon and oil was in much demand
almost up to his death. Mr. Wissler was
born in Strusburg in ISO3. He was edu
cated in Paris and spoke five languages with
more than average fluency.
He came to this country in 1849 and was
employed by a well-known lithographing
firm. He remained with them until just
before the breaking out of the war, when
he was engaged at a much increased salary
by a New York firm of lithographers.
They at once dispatched him to Richmond,
telling him that he would there
bo instructed as to his work.
Within a few days after his arrival Fort
Sumter was fired on, and ho found himself
in the whirlpool of the civil conflict. Mr.
Wissler was informed that he was assigned
to the work of creating the paper money
and bonds of the new Confederacy, and
although his sympathies were with the
North, lie found himself virtually a prisoner
MADE IT HIS HOME.
He made the best of tho situation, wont
faithfully to work, and sent for his wife
and family. They were oul spoken in their
loyalty to tho Union cause, but on account
of Mr. Wissler's position were not dis
turbed during the four years of tho bloody
strife. Mr. Wissler acquired a snug
furtune while making money for the Con
federacy, but they grew suspicious of him
towards the close or the war, and confisca
ted his estate. After the cessation of hos
tilities, he purchased a farm near Macon,
Miss., and resided there for several years,
finally coming to Camden.
Tho Striking Miners Will Still Occupy
the Company’s Houses.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 26.—Tho evic
tion cases of the Stout Coal Company, of
Milnersville, against the striking miners,
was decided in favor of the miners to-day.
Judge Woodward granted a rule to strike
off the judgments entered by the company
for dispossessing the striking tenants. The
men will, under these rulings, hold posses
sion of their houses during the remaining
time of the strike, and can not lie evicted.
There is great rejoicing here and through
out the valley over the miners’ victory.
Judge Woodward is being commended for
his fairness in this matter. Hon. William
H. Hones, attorney for the striking
miners, says this will virtually disown
of all the other evictions contemplated by
other com (Anies in the striking region. The
strikers are as firm as when they first
stopped work, and the outlook for a resump
tion in the Lehigh region is not encourag
ing. Contributions are coming in more
freely, and arrangements are being made
for public meetings in behalf of the strikers,
to bo held in every city, borough and town
in the mining regions.
PEACE AT THIBODEAUX.
A Belief that the Race W ar Has Reached
New Orleans, Nov. 26.—The Timex-
Di-mocrat'B Thibodeaux (La.) spocial says:
1 -Matters here to-day are extremely quiet.
It is generally understood that peace has
been restored and that tho military will
return to New Orleans to-morrow. There
are seven strikers in Jail, but ns they have
not heretofore been recognized as lead
ers no troublo is anticipated on
their account. Dr. John Gazzo, the Coro
ner, to-day reported only seven deaths as
the result of the recent riot. He says, how
ever, that there may have been others killed
of which he had no kuowlodge. The Mayor
to-day issued a proclamation announcing
that all further trouble was at au end
in Thibodeaux, and that commerce
with the outside world would lie
resumed. For the past week
there has been nothing doing in this com
munity and business hns suffered to an in
calculable degree. To-day several negroes
came into town, transacted their business
and passed out without molestation.”
Murder at Baxley.
Baxley, Ga., Nov. 26.—A negro named
Bunyan bad hi* arm cut off last night at
Wheaton by another negro with an ax. He
died iu a abort time from loss of blood.
A DEFICIT ON THE MAILS.
THE SERVICE WILL SOON BE
Last, Yoar’s Receipts $0,402,620 Less
Than the Expenditures—Tho Re
ceipts Increased 11.1 Per Gent, and
the Expenses Only 3-4 Per Cent.
Over the Previous Year.
Washington, Nov. 86.— The report of
the Third Assistant Postmaster General for
the last fiscal year shows that the total or
dinary postal revenue of tlie year was
$48,118,273. The revenue from the money
order business was $719,336, making a total
of $48,887,009. The total expenditures for
tho year, including actual and estimated
outstanding liabilities, amounted to $53,-
138,252, showing a deficit in tlie revenue of
PACIFIC RAILROAD BILLS. •
In addition to this there was certified to
the Secretary of the Treasury, for credit
to the Pacific Railroad Companies in their
account with the government, living tho
amount earned liy them in carrying mails,
$1,187,027, so that the total excess of the
cost of the postal service over its revenues
RATIO OF THE INCREASE.
The receipts of the year were 11.1 per
cent, greater than those of the previous
year. The increase of expenditures was at
a ratio of but three-fourths per cent. If
these rates should continue during the cur
rent year, at its close tlie postal service will
be practically again on a self-sustalniug
basis. .So heavy an increase in tlie revenue,
however, says the report, is not to bo reason
ably expected. The estimate is that tho
receipts will increase at the ratio of 9 per
cent, during tlie current year, and at the
ratio of 8 per cent, during next, so that by
the end of the latter, the department’s rev
enues and exfienses will nol be far apart.
The special delivery system has made a
considerable advance during the year, the
figures indicating an increase of probably
21 per cent, over the previous year.
Attention is called to the sub-agency for
the distribution of postal cards and stamped
envelopes, established during the year at
Chicago. This agency has not only worked
well, but it has saved a very considerable
amount to the government. A recommen
dation is made for two other similar agen
cies at Bt. Louis, Mo., and Atlanta, Ga.
The number of pis K-es of matter registered
during the year at all post offices was
12,524,421, the foes paid on which amounted
to $1,044,070. This is an increase of 6.5 per
cent, over the business of the previous year
As of convenience in connection with the
admission of newspai>ers and periodicals to
the mails as second class matter, and in the
investigations of inspectors, a recommenda
tion is marie that in all cases where oaths
are required in the transaction of postal
business postmasters be authorized to ad
SHOULD BE STAMPED.
Throe important recommendations are
also made as to the manner of the collection
of [Kistage on second class matter and ns to
abuses which spring from defects in the
present law. The first of these is that post
age on all second class matter shall be paid
by the attachment of adhesive stamps, as is
required for ail other mail matter, the de
nominations running from one-eighth of a
cent in the ease of single pieces to any re
quired amount for bulk matter.
The second is that only legitimate news
papers and periodicals he admitted to the
second-class rate of postage. In other
words, that certain books, which It is
claimed are in no sense periodicals, exeept
that they profess to lie issued at regular iie
riods, such as numerous serials, libraries,
etc., be admitted only at the third-class rate.
The third is that the number of sample
copios of second-class matter to be sent out
by publishers be limited, many iieriodicals,
it is stated which under the law now gain
admittance as second class matter being en
abled by the privilege of mailing sample
copies, to defeat the law excluding publica
tions issued for advertising purposes or at
the nominal price of subscription.
COLD IN THh, NORTHWEST.
A Small-Sized Blizzard Blowing at
Bt. Paul, Minn., Nov. 26.—The storm
which was central in Dakota j%sterday
reached here this afternoon and turned the
light snow, which had lieen falling for two
days, into an incipient blizzard. So far it
has not seriously interfered with railroad or
street car travel, but If the wind
continues the snow will drift
badly. The north and west violence
of tbe storm has given place to a sharp de
cline in the temperature, which is already,
at 9 o’clock to-night, beginning to be felt
A I'iot}eer Press special from Mitchell,
Dak., reports the mercury 0* belew zero
there at 7 o’clock this morning, with a
Over 6 inches of snow are reported from
Huron, flak., with high winds. Trains,
however, are not much delayed.
At St. Paul the thermometer registered
18’ this morning.
It was 4° below at Moorhead, 8* below at
Bismarck, and 6” below at Cheyenne.
BURKS IN LUCK.
The Jury Acquits Him on the Charge
OiALVehton, Nov. 26.—Ex-County Treas
urer W. J. Burke, who, while in office, de
frauded the county out of S46,(XX) in bonds
and money, and about throe months ago re
turned from Australia, whither he hail fled,
and voluntarily surrendered himself to
the San Francisco authorities, was
tried here yesterday. Late last
night the jury returned a verdict of not
fmlty, and the prisoner was discharged.
ho ground of the defenso was that the
prisoner was not responsible for his acts at
the time tbe oflft nse was committed. Burke,
prior to his surrender in Han Francisco, re
turned thirteen of the sixteen SI,OOO school
bonds he tarried away with him, still leav
ing a deficit of $23,000 In the county’s
exchequer, which last night's verdict
alisolved him and his bondsmen from
The Sach3ms Think It Would do for
the National Convention.
New York, Nov. 26. — At a meeting of
the Board of Haehems of the Tammany So
ciety to-day the following was prepared and
ordered to be forwarded at once:
To the Democratic National Committee
Tbe Board of Sachems of the Tammany So
ciety, or Columbian Order, met in Tammany
Hall this 20th day of November, A. I).. l&jT, ami
were unanimously of the opinion that the Dem
ocratic National Convention i-f 1888 should be
held iri the city of New York, and, therefore,
tender the National Democratic Committee the
use of Tammany Hall for the convention during
A Boy Kills His Sister, Wounds His
Brother and Then Kills Himself.
Chicago, Nov. 26.—-A Birmingham, Ala.,
special says: “Information reached hero last
night of a fearful tragedy, near Perld, on
the Louisville and Nashville railway. A
half-witted boy nirtnrd Charley Buffer hail
witnessed the killing of the family’s meat.
Having been gone from the house some time
one morning with his brother and sister,
aged respectively 4 and 6, he came back
alone, ha clothes covered with blood, and
told his mother that he hud killed
them, showing a sharp butcher knife with
which ho had done the deed. Following
him to a spot in the woods near the
slaughter pen, the mother Duttid her
younger son and daughter stretched on the
ground in a pool orblood, both with their
throats cut. The girl was dead and the
hoy barely ulive. While the family was at
tending them Charlie disappeared again,
and a search being made for him, shortly
afterward he was found a few steps from
the same spot dead, with liis jugular vein
severed, evidently by his own hand. The
wounded boy is mending slowly.”
JONES TO BE TAKEN IN HAND.
Ho Will Be Compelled to Choose a
Home or Go to an Asylum.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 26.—1 t Is stated in
an evening paper to-night that Washington
friends of ex-Benator Jones have decided to
adopt energetic measures in his behalf, and
that a fund has been pledged by leading
Democrats of the country centering in
Washington to care for the ex-Senator the
remainder of lus life—either in a home
of liis choice or in the asylum at
Pontiac, or the one at, Washington.
It is also stated that on Monday a warrant
will tie issued by a Prrbate Judge, sworn
out by the Senator’s son and backed by the
affidavits of three loading physicians, citing
Mr. Jones to appear before the court. If ho
acquiesces in the examinat ion severe mens
ures will be avoided, but if ho persists in
his stubborness ho will lie committed to an
asylum, John Jones, the ex-Senntor’s elder
son, cannot he found to-night to verify or
deny the above. The younger son refuses
to talk. No apnlioating for a warrant has
yet been made by any one, and by whose
authority the statements are made is un
Mr. Glllig’ Now in This Country Mak
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 26. —Charles A.
Gillig, of the American Exchange, London,
registered at the Genesee Hotel to-day. In
conversation with a reporter Mr. Gillig
stated that his present visit to the United
States was for the purpose of perfecting
necessary arrangements for a visit by Mr.
Gladstone in April next. “Mr. Gladstone,”
said Mr. Gillig, “has so far overcome his
dread of the ocean voyage that he
will make a short trip to this country in the
spring. One thing that tended to bring
about this change of mind in Mr. Gladstone
was the fact that his physicians have long
advised him that an ocean voyage would be
beneficial to his health, and as lie has always
cherished a desire to visit this country, now
that his dread of the ocean has been con
quered, ho embraced the opportunity
Mr. Gillig says that Mr. Gladstone's visit
will occupy about two months’ time, and
that he will visit only the principal cities.
Louisiana Planters Attribute Them to
the Unskilled Hands.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 26.—A special
to the Picayune from Greenville, Miss.,
says: “The gin house on Col. Nugent’s
Lake Bolivar plantation, together with
forty bales of cotton and 1,000 sacks of seed,
was burned to-day. The lire originated in
the gin stand, and instantaneously
the llames spread throughout the
building. It is asserted by well-informed
planters that most of the gin fires, which
nave done so much damage throughout this
section, cun mainly be attributed to un
skilled and inexperienced labor handling
the improved machinery with which most
of the gins are equipped.
burned in their house.
Milwaukee, Nov. 26.— A special to the
Kvening Wisconsin from Warsaw, Wis.,
says: “At 3 o'clock this morning the dwell
ing of Carl Honikei was burned, and Honi
kel and his five children perished. Mrs.
Honikei escaped, but is insane.”
BISMARCK IN A PASSION.
The Recent Interview With the Czar
a Dramatic One.
Pesth, Nov. 26. —The rest her Lloyd says
the interview between Prince Bismarck and
the Czar was a dramatic one. Prince Bis
marck was scarcely able to restrain his
passion. The Czar assured the German
Chancellor that he desired peace, and did
not intend to attack Germany or take part
in any coalition against her. Prince Bis
marck declared that whosoever wished peace
must not a tack Germany’s allies. He pre
sented casus ucederls clearly to the Czar,
who admitted that Prince Bismarck's views
wore not new to him, and added that his
declarations regarding Germany applied
equally to Austria.
ANGERED BY TnE forgeries.
Berlin, Nov. 26.—The passion shown
by Prince Bismarck In his inter
view witli tbe Czar here was on
account of his learning of the receipt by
the Russian government of forged letters
purporting to lxi signet! by himself in re
gard to the relations between the two gov
ernments. It was after the Czar had heard
the explanation of the matter by Prince
Bismark that ho gave him the assurances
spoken of by tbe Pesther Lloyd.
QREVY HATES TO GO.
No Doubt But That He Will Have to
do so, However.
Paris, Nov. 26.— President Grevy’s mes
sage of resignation will be read before the
Rouvier Cabinet to-mght.
Gen. Haussier has definitely declined to
lincome a candidate for the Presidency, and
M. Ferry will probably lie elected.
The commanders of the various army
corps have lieen ordered to return to their
posts immediately. This order ia aimed at
lien. Boulanger, who is now in Paris.
GREVY STILL HANGING FIRE.
It is not certain that M. Grevy will an
nounce his resignation Monday. In an in
terview with a deputy to-day the President
said: “I am master of my day and hour. I
must yet see what I have to do aud say.”
The Presidents of the Groups of the Left,
in their conference on the proposed plenary
meeting to appoint a candidate for the
Presidency, failed to agree.
It is reported that Count de Paris and his
secretary have arrived hero, bringing with
them a manifesto to lie published on the eve
of the I'rfc, .7ti.il election.
Mai shall MucMahon is seriously ill.'
(PRICK SIO A VS*l. >
1 oi'K.vrn a cop 1 . f
RUSSIA lSWllM) A VEU.
THE EFFECT OF THE INTERVIEW
STILL IN DOUBT.
Several Gorman Papers Skeptical as
to the Alleged Forging of Prince
Bismarck's Name-None of the Lead
ers of the Orleanists Definitely Con
nected With the Crookedness.
(Copyright 1887 by the New York Associated
Berlin, Nov. 26.—'Phe truth of the
revelations which associate Orleanist in
trigues with the forgeries which Prince Bis
marck denounced to the Czar continue to
be questioned by progressive papers and by
certain court organs. The Vossisohe Zei
tung leads in asking for definite informa
tion as to what documents were forged and
who were the forgers.
The Krcuz Zeitttn <7 expresses doubt of the
possibility of any Berlin court personage*
being concerned iu deluding the Czar in re
gard to Priuce Bismarck’s foreign policy.
Tbe diplomatic circle hero does not share
in this incredulity. It is recognized that
the disclosures of the Cologne Gazette, are
of necessity vague, and that it will bo diffi
cult for Prince Bismarck to take open meas
ures against the culprits as he did in the
case of Count Von Arnim.
No official in the foreign office is impli
cated, nor is any one who is within
Prince Bismarck's power to publicly punish.
nature of the document.
The dispatches which were laid before the
Czar consisted of semi-diplomatic pajiera
and private letters emanating from tha
courts of Wurternburg, Oldenburg and
Kaxe-Coburg, The letters, which extended
from a time prior to Prince Ferdinand’s
candidature in Bulgaria to the time of tha
Czar's residence in Fredensbourg, quoted
pretended dispatches from Prince Bismarck
strongly inimical to the Czar.
Baron Jomini, a trusted adviser of the
Czar aud a strong Fau-Biaviat, is believed
to have lieen used as a medium to place
liefore the Czar the earliest letter* giving
fraudulent extracts from Prince Bismarck’s
< Widals of the Court of Denmark are sus
pected of having been channels for the
transmission of late liogus documents wliiob
lod the Czar to break the arranged inter
view with Emperor William at Htettin.
COUNT DE PARIS NOT INVOLVED.
Neither Count de Paris nor the Orleanist
chiefs are directly involved in the intrigues,
but members of the Orleans family,who are
related to the Danish and other courts above
mentioned, are believed to be sources of de
The intrigue aimed to persuade the Czar
that Prince Bismarck, while affecting neu
trality toward Bulgaria, privately
initiated and supported Prince Fer
dinand. The political importance of this
discovery has been overrated. It may tend
to peace in helping to disabuse the
Czar s mind of the impression
that the German policy is two-faced, but it
cannot affect the policy of the triple alli
ance in resisting Russian aggressian in Bul
garin, nor alter permanently the unfriendly
relations between Germany and Russia
which are dependent upon the cessation of
the anti-German agitation in Russia.
GOT MIXED UP.
The Cologne Gazette has wrongly mix#!
up the letter forgeries with an anti-Bis
marck intrigue. A small party of the Ber
lin court set, headed by Count Von Radzi,
still seek to thwart the aims of Prince Bis
marck, but they have so far limited their ac
tion to trying to influence the
Emperor to resist Prince Bi
marck’s proposals. They have never
descended to i o operate with foreign
diplomacy against the Chancellor’s. What
the Czar learned while in Berlin will be
commuui ated to the Grand Council at Bt.
Petersburg, which was convoked imme
diately iqioii the Czar's return there. It was
attended by M. de Giers, Baron Jomini, all
the ministers, Grand Dukes, and other Coun
cillors. It sat on Thursday for eight hours,
and resumed its session yesterday.
RUSSIAN MINISTERIAL CHAMOIS.
Late advices from St. Petersburg credit
t he Czar with having effected complete sub
mission of the Pan Siavist party, and state
that the ministerial changes foreshadowed
last week have been made. Finance Minister
Vishnizradodi ha: w >aon dismissed, and
Count Tolstoi has resigne i his poet as Min
ister of the Interior. The Czar is also about
to countermand the War Minister’s orders
for the concentration of troops in Poland.
Nothing is officially known here
of the council. The reported return
to a i entente eordiale is associated with the
statement that Germany will advise the
poweis Jtojssue a col'ective note demanding;
that Prince Ferdinand leave liulgaria. This
is known to be untrue. It casts doubt upon
the whole tenor of the advices.
WAR FEELING STILL HIGH.
Practical measures proceeding in Russia
show uo cessation of the war feeling.
Troops are daily arriving at Warsaw from
the interior and pass toward the frontier.
They will go into winter quarters along the
Vistula and the railway.
The Moscow Gazette to-ilav in an article
on the relations between England and Rus
sia continues its attack upou Germany, and
invites England to abandon her jealousy of
Russia upou all questions and tarn her at
tention to Germany as a dangerous compet
itor of England by land and sea.
CONDITION OF THE CROWN PRINCE.
Chapman Coleman, First Secretary of
the American Legation, sent a dispatch to
the Crown Prince, in the name of the
American residents of Berlin who were
present at the Thanksgiving day dinner,
expressing syui[>uthy with his’ imperial
highness. To-night the Prince replied
thorough Count Kadolinski, his Chamber
lain thanking the Americans of Berlin for
their message of sympathy.
According to the court reports the Crown
Prince declined to see Prince Bismarck re
garding the formal act of renouncing the
throne, ami wrote a letter to the Emperor
which stopped Prince Bismarck’s going to
San Remo. The relations between Prince
William and the Chancellor are strengthen
ing. The Prince, under the assent of the
Emperor, is about to be instructed in the
routine business of the Foreign Office and
Count Winterfleld, upon returning to-day
from a visit to San Remo, presented a re
port upon the Crown Prince’s condition to
the Enqieror. Regarding his general health
the report is favorable, but no improvement
of his malady is indicated. A resident of
Breslau has written to the Emperor offering
his own larynx as a substitute for the Crown
Prince's if the surgeons are willing to per
form tho operation of transplanting it.
The Reichstag will hold its first business
sitting on Tuesduy, when the budget will be
Germany’s Crown Prince.
San Remo, Nov. 3fi.—Crown Prince
Frederick William took a walk and a drive
to-day. He looks well.
Death of a Consul.
Mobile, Nov. 26. —Julius Buttner, Consul
of the Uerman Empire, and for many years
a resident of Mobile, died to-night.