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PRAISE FOR CLEVELAND
THE BAY STATE’S TARIFF REFORM
LEAGUE IN SESSION.
Hon. James Russell Lowell Pays a
High Tribute to the Pres dent for His
Fearlessness and Honesty of Purpose
- Senator Morgan on the Needs of the
Boston, Dec-. 20. —The meeting and ban
quet of the Massachusetts Tariff Reform
League at the Hotel Brunswick to night
was highly successful. There was presents
large number of well known public men
from Massachusetts and elsewhere.
Among those present were James
Russell Lowell, Congressman W. C.
P. Breckinridge of Kentucky, W.
L. Wilson, of West Virginia, and Sena
tor John T. Morgan, of Alabama. Shortly
tiefore 5 o’clock the guests and members be
gan to arrive and at 5:45 o'clock the busi
ness meeting of the league was held. Col.
Charles R. Cod man preaided, and resolu
tions indorsing the message of President
Cleveland were unanimously adopted. The
officers were then elected. It was 7 o’clock
when the gentlemen, to the number of 312,
were seated in the banquet hall, and Rev.
James Freeman Clark, D. D., invoked the
After the banquet James Russell Lowell
rapped the meeting to order. In the course
of his address Mr. Lowell was interrupted
frequently by storms of applause. At his
first reference to President'Cleveland, Dr.
William Everett, Jr.,, proposed three cheers
for President Cleveland, which were given
with a will.
MB. LOWELL’S SPEECH.
Mr. Lowell, in his speech, said: “One,
certainly, of the reasons that chiefly sug
gested the opportuneness of our coming to
gether hero ha 6 been the President’s mes
sage at the opening of the present Congress.
Personally, I confess that I feel myself
strongly attracted to President Cleve
land as the best representative
of the higher typo of Americanism
that we have seen since Lincoln was
snatched from ns. But we are not here to
thank him as the head of a party. We are
here to felicitate each other that, the Presi
dential chair has a man in it, and this means
that every word he says is weighted with
what he is. We are here to felicitate
one another that this man' understands
politics to mean business, not
chicanery—plain speaking, not paltering
with us in a double sense; that he has had
the courage to tell the truth to the country
without regard to personal or party conse
quences, and thus to remind us that a coun
try not worth telling the truth to is not
worth living in—nay, deserves to have lies
told it, and take the inevitable consequences
THE BROOM IN POLITICS.
“Our politics call loudly for a broom.
President Cleveland, I think, has found a
broom and begun to ply it. But, gentle
men, the President has set us as an example
not only of courage, but of good sense and
moderation. He has kept strictly to his
text and purpose. He has shown ns that
there was such a thing as being potocted too
much, and that we had protected
our shipping interests so effectually
that they had ceased to need protection
by ceasing to exist. In thus enlisting in the
field of warning with his counsels he has
done wisely, and we shall do wisely in fol
lowing his example. His facts and his fig
ures will work all the more effectually, but
we must be patient with them and expect
them to work slowly. Enormous interests
are involved and are to be treated tenderly. ”
Upon concluding bis speech, Mr. Lowel
int roduced Hon. John T. Morgan, of Ala
SENATOR MORGAN’S SPEECH.
The Senator said: “I believe we are now
about to relieve our country of some of the
fatuous enterprises wliich have injured her
and crippled our wealth. To me it Is a pleas
ant thing that the men of the South and
North are to-day conferring ujxin a question
which is of interest to all of us. we find
now, and will find forever,
that there is no sedate reason
why the two sections should tie embroiled.
Sec ional lines of distinction no longer
exist and we are at last one people. I object
to mat system which wrings money from
the people to bestow it, upon jiolitical as
pirants, bo they friends or otherwise. In
the Senate I represent the most prominent,
in degree of manufactures, of oil the
Southern States and since our systems of
labor has been changed this development of
H resources has come to light. With those
elements of natural wealth it may be sup
posed that I would seek the aid of enter
prise to assist them, but I have an idea that
it ought not to depend on tJie idea of Con
gress. I have an iilea that we ought to
shake hands with God, who gives them, and
not with Congress. The system of
taxation for tariff has outgrown
itself. The question ts, shall we cut down
the revenue to our wants, or shall we keep
this revenue year after year, or shall we dry
up the source of this revenue and stop this
wrong to the country? The men or the
South are glad that the time lias arrived
when a change to their interest will bo
made, and now that Boston is awake the
whole country will not dare to slumber.”
MU BRECKJMUDGE HE ARD.
Congressman Breckinridge of Kentucky
was introduced, and after speaking of the
grave importance of the tariff question, and
pressing the need of Congressional action,
said: “Protection is never healthy
nor in the long run profitable,
any more than the feverish
strength and restlessness produced tiy a
stimulant is an evidence of health. Tie
r ates of taxation are unequal, find hurtful
to the mass of those employed in industries
professedly sought to be protected, and so
far as taxation "ts concerned,
is unnecessary for the neces
sities of the government economically
administered, it is unjustly imposed and
illegally gathered from the people. The
reduction of taxation and ties revision of
the iarilf, to which both great political
parties are pledged, must be made gradu
ally and cautiously, with constant remem
brance that systems lour established cannot
l>c readily changed, and that; grave practi
cal difficulties lie in the path of any reform
Jn the nature of the care all protective
tai iff-j must have an element of instability
and uncertainty. There are few to whom
this system is, indeed, a bonanza. To all it
is an injury and wrong.”
Hon. George M. Stearns followed in a
Rpooch full of humor in which be advocated
Col. Charles R. Codman. Congressman
Wilson of West Virginia and Congressman
Rogers of Arkansas, I>r. William Everett
end W. H. Clifford of Portland followed in
brief addresses. It was past midnight when
the gathering broke up.
A DEMOCRATIC BANQUET.
The Harlem Club the First In Line
New York, Dec. lib. —The Hariem Demo
cratic Club gave, a dinner to 175 lights of
Detncoracy in the hall of their club house
this veiling, it is considered the opening
gun of the coming Presidential canvass,
ino motto of the club is: “Frist in line for
188S.” It was not until 9:20 o'clock that
Gov. Hill, delayed by a train ar,d not fcel
ingj well, arrived. As soon as
he appeared toe Bhail re-echoed with
cheers sent up in his (honor, and the band
struck up, “Hail to the Chief/' He was
escorted to a seat on the right of J. R. Mc-
Nulty. President of the club.
Among those "present were William B.
Grace, Charles A. Dana, editor of the Sun:
Senators A. P. Gorman and J. R. Vance,
Representative T. J. Campbell, Judge Van
Haisen, Judge Truax, Randolph B.
Martine, Jordan L. Mott and Ros veil P.
Flower. The flrst toast was to President
The letter of regrets from President
Cleveland was then read, running as fol
Executive Mansion, I
Washington, D. C., Dec. 1~, 1887.)
Hon. Charles IV. Dayton, Chairman, etc.:
Mv Dear Sir: I regret that the exactions of
public duty here will not permit my accept
ance of the invitation just received to attend
the banquet of the llarlem Democru'ic Club on
the :7.lthhist. I hope, however, that the occa
sion will prove a pleasant and profitable one to
those present ana that It may serve to keep
alive the interests of the club in Democratic
principles and intensify the zeal of its members
in their efforts for Democratic success. Yours
very truly, Ghover Cleveland.
GOV. HILL’S SrEECH.
Gov. Hill was then introduced and re
sponded to the toast, “The Empire State of
the Union.” He spoke briefly, saying the
State of New York speaks for itself. It
needs no response. During the last few
years it has spoken at every election in
favor of Democratic rule. I want to say
to our friends from other States,
that the State of New York,
like the Harlem Democratic Club, will be
the flrst in line in 1888. I need not allude
to the many excellent acts of President
Cleveland’s administration; sutlice it to say
that his administration has met the expecta
tions of the country. New York State is
prosperous because it enjoys Democratic
Kon. William R. Grace then responded to
the “City of New York, the metropolis of
Senator Vance responded to “The union
of the States, indivisible forever.” He was
quite willing to respond to the sentiment.
It was the sentiment of not only his own
State, but of all those so lately in arms
against the Union.
NOT HARMED BY THE UNION.
“Union never did us any harm,” said he,
“and of the Union itself we never com
plained. * * * It was only when a ma
jority in the name of the whole undertook,
as we thought, to injure ami oppress the
minority that we resisted. Even then we
did not hate the Union as it should be, but
only unjust, unfraternnl and unlaw
ful uses which were being made
of its powers by an irresponsible
majority. Now that the causes which
induced our alienation have passed away,
no matter how, or by what means, we have
recognized the inevitable and resumed that
ancient love of the Union which theslnugh
ter of our sons and the desolation of our
homes only suspended, and could not de
stroy. We have not yet attained the best
results of the Union —perfect union. Whose
fault it may be I will not dare say, but th
fact remains that one portion of thine states
continues to claim the right to interfere in
their domestic affairs in ways most illegal
and mast offensive. So long as this con
tinues real union cannot come and is not to
be looked for.”
GOVERNMENT BY PARTY.
Hon. Arthur P. Gorman then responded
tothetoast: “Government by party is es
sential to free institutions.” He said: “I
have no doubt that loyal Democrats will
take note of this club’s example and follow
it. If such action is taken, and perfect or
ganization is effected the moment the
National Convention nominates our
candidate for President, we will bo
prepared to begin the contest or
make the fight in that orderly and system
atic way peculiar to the American people.
Never was there a Darty that could safely
ignore promises solemnly made to the peo
ple, who, trusting in party faith, warmly
gave their support. The issues in 1888
will be in the main the same as
those of 1884. The great point of to-day
is how to dispose of our surplus, revenue
coming from the people by excessive taxa
tion, and how to prevent its accumulation
hereafter. The attempt of the Republicans
to frighten capital invested in indus
tries by the cry of “free trade” will not pre
vail. .Success’m 1888 can only be had by
Charles A. Dana then responded to “The
Press.” He said: “The press is generally
spoken of as a political and social power. It
is when it publishes the will ot the peonK
W lieu it does not 1 do not! >elie ve it na- any
power. It is the most democratic of all
powers. While it was necessary that the
Woiith should be put down, it hs a
melancholy' fact, tliat the principle
of State rights was in great
meas ire also put down. There can b no
self government without State rights 1 The
great duty of the people is restoraruii of
State rights to the predominance itfonavrly
possessed. That is the great priueipldund
object, in my opinion, of the DemocLtic
party. I think the press will work for this.
We need have no fear of the future.” j
List of the Members Who Have Jiist
Reached This Country.
Washington, Dec. 29.—The Secretary if
State has been informed of the departure
for the United States of theCorean Embassy,
which loft Kanagawa, Japan, per Vie
steamship City of Rio de Janeiro on ie
Dec. 20. The embassy is comjiosed L
follow-: Mr. Pak Chun, Minister PleniA,.
tentiary: Mr. Yi Wun Yun, First Secretari
of Legation;Mr. Yi Cliab Yun,lnterprets:
Mr. Kang Chin He Yung, Private
Secretary to the Minister; Mr. X
Hyun Yun, Secretary to the Fink
Secretary of the Legation; Mr. Yi ilk
Yung. Second Secretary of the Legation!
Mr. Yi Sang Jay, Third Secretary, of th*
Jx'gation, and Mr. 11. N. Allen, M. D., Fort
oign Score;ary of the Legation. Secretary
Fairchild having been informed of the pro!
posed visit, nas instructed the Collector of
Customs at Sau Francisco to accord the cm-?
bassy the usual courtesies on their arrival an
that port, and facilitate the speedy' passage!
of their baggago and personal effects.
San Francisco, Do. 29. — The Corean!
Embassy, which was landed at Yokohama
by the United States man of-war Omaha,
arrived here on the steamer Oceanic, which
is cow being detained in Quarantine.
Judge Hillyer Relents.
Washington, Dec. 29. —Judge Hillyer,
finding that the family of young Buckley
proposes to vigorously defend tee suit, tie
(Hillyer) had brought against him to annul
the marriage with nis laughter, to-day dis
missed the suit. It is supposed that Judge
Hi dyer will give his daughter, who has re
mained faithful to hei young bus! and, his
parental blessing. The I toy's father has
already given his. Both fathers are rich,
and so this nine days' Wonder ends.
Washington, Dec. 29.—The government
receipts so far this mouth amount to #27.-
266.259, and the surplus for the entire month
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1887.
GOV. HILL SWINGS HIS AX
THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
They Had Been Requested to Resign
Last Summer, But Refused to Do So
Because No Charges Were Preferred
Against Them—Why the Governor
Bounced Thera. r
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 29.—Quite a sensa
tion was caused here to-day when it was
learned that Gov. Hill hail quietly ordered
the (State Civil Service Commission, consist
*ig of August Schooumaker, Henry A.
Richmond and John Day, out of
office by the simple act of ap
pointing their successors. Inquiry de
veloped the fact that Gov. Hill had not
only appointed anew commission, bnt
t liat it had already qualified, hold a meeting
and started the work of cleaning out the of
ficials of their predecessors. The new Com
mission is composed of Gen. Daniel E. Sick
les, of New' York City; James H. Manning,
of the Albany Argus, son of the
late Secretary Manning, and Maj.
George H. Treadwell, also of
this city. The new appointees
filed their oaths of office with the Secretary
of State this afternoon, and met in their
quarters in the capitol with closed doors.
The first act of the new board was to re
move Chief Examiner Potts and appoint
John B. Riley, of Plattsburgh, in his stead.
These commissioners, whose appointment
by the Governor is authorized by chapter
35-! of the laws of 1883, can hold no other
office under the State. Their salary is fixed
at #2,000 per year and traveling expenses.
Last summer the Governor wrote to the
deposed commissioners asking for their
resignations, saying that the office of com
missioner was merely one to help the Gover
nor, and that they had been appointed by
another Governor (Cleveland). As they had
therefore held over two years in his (Hill’s)
term he thought it was not unfair on his
part to make the request. The Commis
sioners, however, refused to comply,
declaring that no charges had been made
against them. Maj. Treadwell, one of the
new appointees, is present Commander of
the Grand Army of the Republic of the
State of New York. The statute makes no
provision for any definite term, but the ap
pointees hold during the pleasure of the
Governor. The reorganized commission
met in the civil service rooms of the capitol
and selected Gen. Sickles as President.
John B. Riley, of Plattsburgh, who was
appointed Chief Examin r, is present
United States Superintendent of Indian
schools, having been appointed by President
Cleveland in June, 18S6.
KING WINTER ON DECK.
Blizzards and Freezing Weather Still
Making Life a Burden.
Minneapolis, Dec. 29.—The thermometer
was 20° below zero here at 7 o’clock this
morning. It is a typical Minnesota day,
clear and still. No serious delays are re
ported to traffic. In Dakota the weather is
much colder and there is more interruption
to business. Watertown reports 33” below
THE OHIO FROZEN OVER.
Cincinnati, Dec. 29.—The Ohio river at
this point this morning was frozen
over and navigation was entirely
suspended. This closes all hope of a coal
supply by the river sooner than February
unless there is an extraordinarily warm
.lanuory. The prices of coal are now double
what they were a year agoand must still go
A FIERCE BLIZZARD.
Marquette, Mich , Dee. 29.— A fierce
northwest blizzard prevailed throughout
the upper peninsula yesterday and last
night and had blockades are reported.
FOUND FROZEN TO DEATH. .
Austin, Tex.. Dec. 29.— Henry Wise, a
farmer, was yesterday found frozen to
death ten miles from this city. While he
wa ■ returning home with a team and whilo
crossing a muddy bottom he fell out of his
wagon, burying his head and shoulders in'
the ntiid, in which position be was found.
His mules were also frozen stiff while stand
ing in the mud beside Wise's body. This is
is the first death by freezing which ever
occurred in this section.
VERY COLD IN VIRGIfOA.
Lynchburg, Va„ Dec. 29.—The weather
was extremely cold frist night, and the
thermometer registered 13° above zero this
morning. Reports from the southwest say
the weather is very cold, and thermometer
registered below zero.
SEVERE WEATHER IN FRANCE.
Paris, Dec. 29. —Severe weather is being
experienced in the Southeast of France.
There has been a heavy fall of snow at
SNOW IN AUSTRIA.
Vienna, Dec. 29.—A heavy snowstorm
prevails here. No train has left Pesth for
Vienna since yesterday. The Orient ex
press, which was due at Pesth this morning,
had not arrived at, a late hour this after
noon. Ail the railways are either wholly
or paid tally blocked.
GGV. MARMADUKE’S DEATH.
Gov. Lee Sends His Condolences to the
People of Missouri.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 2#.—The following
telegram of sorrow and sympathy was sent
to ilcfferson City, Mo., to-day by Gov. Ire :
To like Secretary of Statu of Jdiuaurl, Jefferton
J tender my profound sorrow to those who
nilnuni for the death of Gen. Marniadilke. Hav
ing been a cadet at Wo t Point with him. and
knowing his record in peace nud war since,
1 larneiii Ihe loss of a friend and offer to Mis
nnfiri my deep sympathy at lielng deprived of
tli<- services of one who ever reflected credit
upon tier, both as a citizen and a soldier.
From roll her,,
I Governor of Virgiuia.
ARKRANGKMKNTS FOR THE FUNERAh.
St. bouts, Dec. 21).—Tho funeral of Gov.
Mfirmsduke will take place from the Gov
ernor'll mansion at Jeffers on City at 3:80
oiflock Saturday evening. The honorary
pal I-hearers will be the ex-Governors of the
sitate. Gov. Morehouse and the Judges of
the Supreme Court. The active pall bearers
Will i>e personal friend-, from different
parts of tiie Ht-ite. Bishop Tuttle, of the
iktiiseopal church, will pi nimbly officiate.
I A/salute of seventeen guns will bo fired at
ruiirise Saturday morning according to the
Ikiilitia regulations of the State. Promi
iiie.pt men from all sections of the Htate will
|l present at the funeral.
1 jbieut. Gov. Morehouse was sworn in as
fiavernor at noon to-day.
The State officers held a meeting this
burning and adopted resolutions imying
4 high tribute to the many good qualities of
we deceased, and extending sympathy to
I Interest Checks Mallod.
VVashivotov, Dec. 2D.—Treasurer Hyatt
s mailed all checks in payment of interest
ol Jan. 1 on t'nited Stutes bonds amount
iik ito fK.4I4.iXV), and they can be cashed at
afoj of the .Sub-Treasuries to-morrow morn-
The King Will he Dethroned on the
| San Francisco, Dec. 29.—Private ad
vices received here from a member of the
Hawaiian Legislature say that were it not
lor the presence of the English and Ameri
can men-of-war in the harbor an outbreak
would undoubtedly have occurred on the
1 assemblage of the Legislature, Dec. 13.
Minister Ashford brought out the Hono
lulu rifles with the intention
of subverting the government at once, but
the success of the design was prevented by
the officers of the vessels, wh se threats
stopped the proposed insurrection tiefore
any sanguinary trouble o<-cured. The
King’s vetoes ore among the chief features
of contention. Their legality, however,
and the validity of the constitution will be
sustained without doubt, as the King has a
majority of the Supreme Court. The
liquor and police bill which has been passed
by the liegisiature, were returned wdth
the King’s veto. The Ministers hope to
have 8. P. Dale placed on the bench as
HIS PROPERTY IN TRUST.
The King has put in trust to pay his
debts, w hich amount to 8250,000, exclusive
of 871,000 due a Chinese merchant, which
was paid to the King as a bribe to obtain a
license for the sale of opium, all his real es
tate, which consists of a large interest in
the Crowu lunds, and also lands which he
owns in fee simple, save two or three small
parcels. The trustees are J. O. Carter, W.
8. M. Damen and Curtis Zeankea. All
bills are to be presented within three
months. Dividends are to be declared
monthly. The papers have already been
The Legislature passed a resolution by a
vote of 28 to 11 that it was tha sense of the
Assembly that the action of tha King in veto
ing tlie two bills relating to theaboiition of
the office of Governor was unconstitutional,
and a committee of the Cabinet waited upon
the King and notified him of tne,fact. The
King referred the question to the Judges for
A letter from one of the Legislators says
that if the King does not assent, to the acts
of the present Legislature he will be de
throned and a provisional government sub
So unsatisfactory is the state of these
islands that those most concerned in the
kingdom’s prosperity are favoring annex
ation to the United States, and the feeling
in this respect is spreading among all
His Friends Very Anxious—A Beastly
Official’s Identity Exposed..
Dublin, Dec. 29.—Mr. Sexton’s illness has
assumed a dangerous phase. His condition
causes his friends much anxiety.
Mr. Sneeh v. Member of Parliament, who
was recently imprisoned under tne crimos
act was forcibly dressed in prison garb bv
the jail wardens, but as soon as tuey loft
the cell be discarded the clothes.
Cork, Dec. 29. -The government official
who is charged with criminally assaulting
three young girls is Maj. Bishop. Governor
of the"county jail. The police authorities
refuse to prosecute him.
CHINESE IMPORTERS OF OPIUM.
Congress Must Pass a Law If Tney are
to be Interfered With.
San Francisco, Dec. 29.—Judge Hoff
man to-day rendered a decision in the
United States District Court in which the
right of Chinese to import opium is sus
tained. In December, 1886, the custom
house authorities seized a qnantity of opium
valued at #200.000. which had been
shipped from Panama to Woo Sing & Cos,,
of this city. The opium was held in virtue
of a clause iD the treaty which forbids
Chinese from engaging in the opium traffic.
Judge Hoffman holds that the treaty is not
self-executory and Congress having adopted
no legislation there was nothing to prevent
Chinese from imjiorting opium.
CRUELTY ON TdE SEA.
Tne Captain and Second Mate of a
Bark Held for Trial.
London, Deo. 29. —Capt. Fnynter and
Second Mate Fischer, of the British bark
Embletone. have been charged at Sunder
land the grossest cruelty toward the
crew of their vessel during :t voyage from
San Francisco to Sunderland. Tbraeof the
crew jumped overboard to escape ci uel
treatiuen:, another succumbed to his in
juries, and a fifth was landed in an almost
dying condition. F’aynter and Fischer were
Mutual Explanations Which Lessen
Cologne, Dec. 29.—The Cologne fin
zette's Berlin correspondent says: “Re
liable advices from Vienna say that the
European situation may lie expected to be
come more tranquil, owing to mutual ex
planations which are either intended or have
already partly Ixten given."
Paris, Dec. 29. —Muurtce Bernhardt, son
of the actress Bernhardt, and Princess Vir
ginia Clotilda Jeblonowsky, great-grand
daughter of Lucien Bonaparte.were mareied
to-day in the church of St. Honoiv Crowds
surrounded the church and gave a grand
ovation to Mine. Bernhardt upon her arrival
Russia's Students Justified.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 29.—A majority
of the Ministers have declared to the Czar
that the recent rioting among the students
was <lue, nob to political causes, but lo Just
discontent, which has prevailed on account
of the new uni vers ty statutes. The objec
tionable statutes will probably be altered
A Duel with Swords.
Paris. Dec. 29.—M. Mayer, director of
the Gaulos, and M. de Woestyne, formerly
Paris correspondent for a New York paper,
fought a duel with swor<ls to-day. M.
Mayer disarmed M. do Woe-styne in tne sec
ond bout. In the fourth and last liout M.
Mayer was slightly wounded in the arm.
Carnot Receives Gladstone.
Paris, Dec. 29.— President Carnot re
ceived Mr. Gladstone to-day. Mr. (Rad
stone left Paris this evening. lie will go
dtreotiy to Florence. He has written to
Sir William Vernon Hareourt that he will
return to London for the opening of Parlia
M. Wilson not Legally Involved.
Paris, Dec. 29.— An inquiry into tlio new
decorations’ scandals shows tnat M. Wilson
is not legally involved. Four agents will
be tried for complicity in the affair.
Servia’s Mln.stry Resigns.
Belgrade, Dec. 39.— Tbj resignation of
the Ministry has tioen accepted by King
Milan. The retirement of M. Ristics is
considered a check to Russia.
READING STILL ON TOR.
i , , .
| THE EFFORT TO GET THE MEN OUT
No Conclusion Yet Reached by the
Convention at Reading-President
Corbin Issues a Manifesto Notifying
the Men that Their Allegiance to the
Knights Must Be Secondary to That
to the Company.
Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—The officers of
the Reading Railroad Cfompany and a com
mittee of the Executive Committee of the
striking employes who beloug to the
Knights of Labor came together again this
morning and parted after •> short but
stormy session, in which th many re
fused to recognize the caller- oinroit
tee, but agreed to recognize l hs indi
viduals, and in which the latter refused to
i>e so recognized and demanded a conference
of the Knights of Labor committee, and
tieing refused this left in anger. Chairman
John L. Lee, of the Executive Committee,
was the spokesman for the Knights of La
bor, and he bore the brunt of the short, but
spicy debate, and when it was over he said
it was the last chance the company would
ever have of treating with a committee of
Knights, unless an apology was made for
the treatment he and his fellows received
this morning, and unless the company's
officers, conceded recognition to the Knights
as a body.
POLICE ON GUARD.
Uniformed policemen guard every en
trance to the Port- Richmond coal wharves.
There has been no trouble of any kind what
ever to-day, and the seveu shifting engines
that proved loyal to the company when the
strike was resumed yesterday afternoon are
at work. The other seven “wharf rats,"
whoso crews deserted them at
noon, were sent to the roundhouse
last night, and are now under
steam waiting for the arrival of coal, when
they will be again brought into service.
Crews have been secured to take charge of
these engines. Each of the seven wparf
engines at work on the coal wharves this
morning was in charge of Pinkerton police,
w-ho rode on them about the Port Richmond
yard to protect the crews. No attempt has
been made to molest t hem.
Agent Keim says that the seven crews
who struck yesterday came to bis office this
morning and asked to be reinstated, but he
informed them that they were discharged
and could not again enter the company’s
The stevedores at the freight wharves of
Clearfield street, who also went out yester
day afternoon, did not return to work this
morning. Agent Kiem immediately dis
patched a lug into the city where a
large force of stevedores
was secured and taken to the freight
wharves, where they went to w-ork, with
twelve policemen guarding tncin At noon
the men were marched to pier it in charge
of officers, where dinner was served
them There was nothing to-day at either
the Ninth or Broad street stations that
would indicate the existence of a strike. All
trains, l>oth passenger and freight, moved
on as usual.
CHAIRMAN LEE DISCHARGED.
John L. Lee, Chairman of the Reading
Railroad Employes Executive Committee,
was discharged from the employ of the
Reading Railroad Company to-day. For
some time practical management, of the
strike has been In the hands of the commit
tee of which Mr Lee is chairman
and his discharge was a surprise
to the whole committee. Mr. Le is a
machinist employed in the repair shops at
Ninth and Green streets. He has been away
on leave of absence for several days, and
this time he employed in attending to his
duties in connection with the Knights of
Labor. The company’s officials say that as
long as Lee fought for the strikers in an
open manner they had no objoction to his
course, but they claim that underhand work
was done at his instigation or with his con
MR. CORBIN’S MANIFESTO.
New York, Dec. 29. Austin Corbin,
President of the Reading railroad, plainly
defined the position of the company toward
it* employes in a letter sent at noon to-dav
to A. A. Mol,ood, General Manager, with
instructions to communicate its contents to
the men. It reads as follows:
“To such of our old employes who have
stood fathful we fool obliged and thankful,
and will pot forget them, but the time has
now arrived when all of our employes
will lie required to decide whether they ex
pect, to return their places by reas m of hon
est and faithful service and prompt obedi
ence to tha orders of the company that em
ploys them and pays them, or blind obedi
ence to the direction of the Knights of
Labor, through which organization the
leaders cope to coerce the oompanr into the
employment of men who consider their
first obedience due to that older.
The men that stand by ns
wifi have employment with reasonable
homs and good pay, os much ns is paid by
any other corporation of similar character.
The men who do not will never le allowed
on the road again under any circumstances.
Wo have never objected to lalxir organiza
tions, and do not now. Every tnan shall be
free to belong to one or not as he pleases,
but the heads of such order* cannot, and
shall not dictate to this company as to
whom it shall employ or how ojierato its
property. The place* that are lett in oliedi
auce to the orders of the Knights of latbor
will Im filled with new meb and such new
men will he retain-. 1. and under no circum
stances will be discharged to make room for
men who have left their place*. Here
after we will operate this property
with employes who consider that their first
duty is to the company and expect to obey
reasonable orders made in the transaction
of its business. There has never lieen a
moment when, under any circumstances,
we would arbitrate any question growing
out of this strike. There has ix*n nothing
to arbitrate. It is only a question as to
whether the company will be pc;-
milted to operate its own property,
property in which there is investc I over
f200,000,000, or whether that property shall
ho-controlled by the Knight* of Labor. It
may as well bo understood now, and from
this time op, that every wheel which is
turned on the Reading system, sljpil be
turtle-1 ortSthe orders of that company, and
under the orders of nobody else.
Reaming, Pa., Dee. 29.—Two hundred
and fifty delegate*, representing the Read
ing Railroad a.l Coal and Iron Company's
employes throughout the territory covered
by the company’s tracks, met here to
night in special convention to take inlo
consideration Important matters affecting
their interest* MDd their relation* with the
company. The coal regions sent the largest,
delegation of nearly 10(). Up to midnight,
as far as can be learned, the convention had
taken no detlnito action upon any subject.
IMPORTANCE OF THE CONVENTION.
Every local assembly of the Knights of
Labor in the anthracite region, embracing
the Schuylkill, Lehigh and Wyoming
regions, is fully represented In this city to
night, and the meeting is one of the most
important that has been held for a ion g
time, a* it will decide whether the Knights 1
wifi pool-their issues in the fight and stand
together or let the railroad men fight their
The delegates and employes in Reading and
vicinity are practically united against any
strike, but favor settling the questions as to
work as thee were several weeks ago all
along the line, and tlieu to take up all
points of the wages question first,
as it was arbitrated before.
Of the company's forty-four working col
lieries in the Schuylkill ’region thirteen were
at work to-duy. Of the others twenty were
idle for want of cars, four on account of the
storm and two for repairs. Meanwhile all
trains were running, and it is believed hero
that the railroaders' strike is over. A coal
miners’ strike alone is feared.
CORRESPONDENCE MADE PUBLIC.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 30, 2 a. m. —Shortly
after l o’clock this morning the convention
made public the correspondence of the
Knights of Labor and the Miners’ and
laborers’ Amalgamated Association in
Pottsviile with President Corbin. In
the first dispatch the men sav
that they are desirous of
arbitrating as public interest* demand a
satisfactory settlement,and want to continue
as usual pending arbitration. To this Presi
dent Corbin replied that he had nothing to
arbitrate. Then the men replied “That
public interests should not suffer,”
and urgently appealed that negotiations lie
opened in holies of an amicable adjustment.
President Corbin replied to this that tho
company had nothing to discuss or arbi
trate. He adds: “Any dictation by any
one in our employ as to how we shall do our
business will be followed by the immediate
discharge of the meddler.”
He says that employes must dacide a* be
tween tue Knights of Labor and the com
pany. He adds: “If such allegiance ia a to
the Knights of Igibor first, such men will
not be tolerated in our service a minute.”
To this the tuen replied that they wanted
to avoid “the impending difficulty,” but
would contest every inch of ground, in
spired with the motto, “No surrender until
victory is complete.”
The convention is still iu session, mainly
engaged in discussion, with nothing decisive
dope. They will continue all night and
probably to-morrow. Inquiry among the
members elicits the fact thnt the rumor
that Master Workman Quinn, of New York,
has been summoned to take charge of the
strike is unfounded. Mr/Quinn is not here
as far as can be learned.
WORK RESUMED AT ELIZABETH.
Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 89.—Work was
resumed on the Reading docks this morning.
The steamers D. R. Martin and Thomas
Hunt arrived with ITS men of all national
ities, many experience-! coal handlers. They
were immediately put to work under direc
tion of Pinkerton men. Sheriff Glasley has
promised Supt. Wallace that he will see that
no violence is done. No one is ullowed on
the docks, and the discharged employes keep
GLASS WORKERS TO STRIKE
All the Eastern Manufactories to be Af
fected by It.
Boston, Dec. 20.—1 tis learned through
the Union Glass Works at Somerville that
on Monday next a generel strike or lock-out
is to be inaugurated in all the glass factories
in what is kuown as the Eastern Associa
tion. All the flint glass manufactories in
Brooklyn, New York, Connecticut, New
Jersey, Philadelphia and Massachusetts
will bo affected by the movement. The
chief cause of complaint is said to
be a rule recently adopted by the associa
tion, claiming the right, for each manufac
tory to employ such men as it should set
fit. As all glass workers are members of
the American Flint Gass Worker*’ Union,
whose general headquarters are at Pitts
burg, Pa., this rule is especially obnoxious
to them, and they propose to resist it. The
gloss workers, it is stated, wifi clear up
t heir work Saturday noon and not return.
The strike will indirectly affect 700 or 800
COAL’S WATER ROUTES CLOSED.
Shipments to Cincinnati and Louis
ville Must be by Rail.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20.—Navigation ha*
been entirely suspended by tbe cold wave,
and uo hope* are entertained of a rise in the
rivers sufficient to allow the shipment of
coal to southern and western ports before
the usual February freshet*. Very little
coal has been floated from here since
last June ou account of tho continued
drought, and there nro now over 12,000,000
bushels loaded ready tpr shipment. The
ri vor coal operators who have yearly con
tracts in Cincinnati and Louisville have be
gun heavy shipments to those point* by rail.
The freight rale to Cincinnati is £2 per tou,
and coal is retailing there at. #3 2ft.
Striking Spinners Resume Work.
Fall Rivsr, Mass., Dec. 29.—The spin
ners of the Stafford Mills, who ’struck
Saturday afternoon, retur ■> i ibis morning
and the factory is runiit n usual. The
au horitiea will try to > dy tho rames
which occasioned the tailing off in wages.
New York, Dec. 32. Muster Wm%man
Jam- F. Quinn, of the Knight* of Labor,
was tried and acquitted to day in the Court
of Special l-te-sions on a charge of assault
ing a newspaper reporter,
POPE LEO’S JUBILEE.
The Catholics of Richmond Hold a
Meeting in Celebration of the Event.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 29.—Tbe Catholics
of Richmond to night held a mass meeting
in the Cathedral Hall in celebration of the
Pope’s jubilee at which spe- ehes were made
by Rt. Rev. Bishop Keane and other*.
A" resolution was adopted thanking Presi
dent Cleveland tor tho honor which Do paid
the Holy Father on the occasion of
his golden jubilee, and al*o a
resolution expressing “pride in this age,
when Socialism *eem* spreading, in having
so holy a priest and so profound a states
man a! the head of our beloved church to
guard her against this great evil.” Nightly
public services are being held this week at
Ht. Peter’s Cathedral. On Sunday night
another public meeting will be held In the
decorated by tub pope.
Rome, Dec. 29.—The Pope has conferred
the Grand Cross of the Order of Pius IX.
upon all the special envoys sent to congrat
ulate bis holiness upon bis jubilee.
Tbe Frauch government has conferred
the decoration of the I-egion of Honor upon
Cardinal Rampella, the Papal Secretary of
Cable Wires in Trouble.
New York, Dec. 29.—There is serious in
terruption to the transmission of cables and
telegram* on account of damage by yester
day's storm. Most of the trouble is along
the Atlantic coaat.
Sugar Dealers Aeelgn.
New Orleans, Dec. 29.—Haynes &
Rogers, sugar and niola-see dealers, to-day ;
made a cession of their property. Their
liabilities are $59,U00, and their asset*
(PBICEftIOA YEAR 1
> SCENTS A COP k f
-MILLIONS IN THE SOUTH.
THE WONDERFUL SHOWING FOR
THE PAST YEAR.
All Previous Records Left in the Shade
—Concerns to Consume Pig Iron Be
ing Established Faster than Those for
Producing It—Big Investments in
Baltimore, Deo 29.—The Manufao
j Hirers’ Record will publish this week its an
nual review of tbe industrial growth of the
j South for 1887, which Is in many respects
i the most remarkable year in the bistory of
t hat section, as more was accomplished for
the progress and prosperity of the whole
South than over before In the same length
of time. From Maryland to Texas the prog
ress was remarkable, covering almost t-be
entire range of industry, and there is
scarcely a single line of manufacturing or
mining business in which the number of
new enterprises reported during 1887 Is not
more than t wice as large as in 1886. Of tbs
fourteen Southern States there are only
four in which the capital invested in new
enterprise* was not double tbe amount to
vested last year.
FIG IRON CONSUMERS.
While the number of furnace companies
increa*ed from 28 in 1886 to 29 in 1887, the
number of machine shops and foundries in
creased from 68 to 103, and miscellaneous
iron works, rolling mills, pips works, etc.,
from 26 to 71, o that the enterprises to con
sume the pig iron increase was much greater
than of the furnaces to produce it. The
agricultural implement factories
increased from 11 to 2ft,
flour mills, 92 to 18ft; furniture factories,
23 to.sft; gas works, 24 to 85; water works,
42 to 88; carriage and wagon factories, Irt
to 44; electric light works, 34 to 83; mining
and quarrying enterprises, 174 to 562; cotton
mill*, 9to 77; wood-working concerns, 448
to 726; Ice factories, 50 to 96; canning fac
tories, 18 to 82; brick works, 53 to 169 ; cot
ton cnniprese*-e, 13 to 36; cotton seed oil
mills, 4 to 18; natural ga* companies, 21 to
53. and miscellaneous enterprise*, 418 ’to
939. Tbe lotal number in 1887 was 3,430,
again*, 1,675 in 1886.
THE CAPITAL INVESTED.
The amount of the capital, including the
capital stock of companies organized during
1887 was: Alabama, 847,982,000; Arkan
sas, 824,466,000; Florida. 82,786,000; Geor
gia, 815,361,000: Kentucky, 840,058,000;
Louisiana. 88,218,000; Maryland, 81-5,187,-
000: Mississippi, $4,771,001); North Carolina,
89,767,000; south Carolina, 83,895,000;
Tennessee,, 835.Ni1.000- I Texas, 816,430,000;
Virginia, 823,255,040; West Virginia, 88,-
366,000. Total, 8250,298,000, against $129,-
220,0<X) in 1886.
In cotton manufacturing there ha* been
great activity, and seventy-seven new mills
have hewn p ejected, many of them being
now under construction, which is the largest
numoer of new mill* ever reported in one
year. Cotton mills are reported as having
largely oversold their production, and many
old mills are being enlarged to meet tho de
mand for their good*. The increasing di
versification of Southern industries is illus
trated in the :art that Alabama alone
secured during the year the location of five
large car-building plants, two at Decatur,
and one each at Birmingham, Anniston and
The Anniston works will cost $1,000,009,
employ 1,000 mechanics, and will turn out
twenty complete cars a day, from freight to
passenger, parlor and sleeping cars. The
entire work, from making tke wheels to up
holstering, is to be dons n these shops. One
of the car plants at Decatur m being built
by the Lonlsvllje arm Nashville railroad,
and the other will be for the largo
works now at Urbaria, 0., which are to Be
removed to Decatur. In the building of
rolling mills, pi; e works, machine shop* am!
foundries, the same activity is seen, while
furniture factories, agricultural implement,
works, flour mill*, gu* and electrrc light,
works, canning factories, wood-working es
ta lishruents, etc., are being started oil over
JEALOUSY PROMPTS MURDER
An Ex-Actresa And a Man Attentive
to Her Killed.
St. Francis, Ark., Doc. 29.—William
Herrig. a wealthy planter, has for some
time (last been jealous of attentions paid to
bis wife by William Mattbewson, and hs
forbade him to come to his house. This
was disregarded by Matthewsou, and on
uesday Inst he called and invited Mr*.
Herrig to take a drive with him. While
the innaii was getting ready, Herrig shot
and kiil<kl MattUuwson and than forced his
wife to drive to MattUew*on’ house with
the dead body. Og her return she found
her homo in (lame* aud was snot au.l killed
by Herrig. Herrig then fled. Mrs. Herrig
was formerly an uctres* in the Paulina
Mark ani Company and later was ia W. H.
LOSSES BY FIRE-
Wlllieton, s. C. Lighted up by a Blaze
Which Coat $15,000.
Charleston. Dec. 20.—Fire broke out ia
Williston, In Barnwell county, this morning
and spread tapidly in spite of tbe exertion*
of tbe citizen*. A special to the .Veins and
Courier gives the losses as follows: W. H.
Kennedy, $10,500; H. K. Anderson, #2,800;
and other small losses. Tbe total loss is
over 815,000. The insurance is about
TEN BUILDING* BURNED.
New Orleans, Doc. 29.—Fire at. Moss
Point, Mi**., last night, destroyed ten
houses, including J. H. Kribbs’ store, anew
hotel and gla** factory. Tho loss is $21,000
A Splinter Through Hu* Head.
Ltnchburg. Va., Dec. 20.—0n the Lynch
burg and Durham railway to-day a colored
man named Terry was thawing dynamite
for blasting, when it caught fire. Terry ran
from the shanty and was thirty feet away
when tbe explosion occurred, which demol
ished the bouse. One largo splinter was
driven through Terry’s head, killing him
instantly. _ _ _
Rum Aimed Hie Hand.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29.—John North
went home drunk last night and found hi*
wife nursing their baby. He quarreled with
ber and struck at her with his fist, but she
turned her bead to avoid the blow, and it
fell upon tho child’s bead, crushing the skull
aud can-ing in*taut death. The tragedy
sobered North so that he quietly submitted
to arrest. _ _
A New General Manager.
Mobile, Ala., Dec 29.—The Register is
authorized to announce that Janies C.
Clark, late President of the Illinois Ceutral
road, ha* been app inted by President Dun
can General Manager of the Mobile and
Ohio road, to succeed Col. T. M. R. Talcott,
An Overdue Steamer.
Queenstown, Dec. 29. The British
steamer LordCfougb, which leftPhildelphia
Dec. 15 for this port and Liverpool, has
not yet arrived. Considerable aiureUr is