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, K*T VBLTSTIKD 1850. )
, j. n. KsTILL, Editor mid Proprietor.) bankers go to boston. V\M Vli CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. president Dage Delivers the Aunual Address Before n Unusually I.arge Number of Member*—Many Banquet* i,n the Programme —The Association's present Membership 1,466. Boston, Aug. 11.—The annual conven tion <>l the National Association of Ameri can Bankers was called to order in Horti cultural Hall by President Lyrnau J. Gage, at 10 o’clock this morning, with a more than usually full attendance ol dele gates. Bev. Phillips Brooks opened the proceedings with prayer, after which President Gage delivered his opening ad dress. T. W. Hart, of Boston, delivered an address of welcome. He announced that the members of the association would be entertained at a banquet at the Hotel Brunswick to-nigbt, and that an excur sion down the harbor would be made to morrow, and that the association would be entertained at dinner at the Parker House to-morrow night. The Secretary reported the present membership ot the association as 1,460, an increase of about 100 during the year, the increase being greatest in the South and West. PRESIDENT GAGE’S ADDRESS. The following are extracts from the ad dress of President Gage: : As bankers, we iind ourselves op pressed by our own peculiar enemies. Many of fiiese we must avoid or resist alone. Others can only be overcome by the union of defensive powers. The com plete dependence of modern commerce upon instruments of credit, such as checks, drafts, promissory notes and bills of lading, offers to the unscrupulous an inviting opportunity for the quick gains of fraud, ana forgery. The degree to which commercial transactions are hin dered or made insecure by these possibilities or the actual losses differed by the community there from may not tie definitely stated, but a good deal is known. It Is known, for In stance, that three distinct combinations of persons, very skillful and bold in their operations, have, within the past year, carried on systematic, and to a consider able extent, successful forgeries. The losses to banks over the United States from this source, within a year, have probably aggregated more than one hun. dred thousand dollars; and if the modest and basntul who have suffered from these depredations would come in witn their returns, the total would no doubt be con siderably increased. ******* HIS HIRST VISIT TO BOSTON. When a young man I made my first Visit to Boston, and while here I took the earliest opportunity to call upon an esteemed banking correspondent. The President of the bank, a man of ripe years ami great experience, received me with kind words, and in answer to inquiries gave much valuable information concern ing the city, the growth of its trade, its Increasing financial importance and its brilliant prospective future. When 1 asked him, however, if he had visited that great West whose resources and future development were to furnish so largely tne elements of his City’s future growth a look, half of pride and half of chagrin, passed over his face as he answered: “No, sir; I have never been west of the Hudson river. The door of that vault near you,” he continued, “I have locked with my own hands every night for eight years.” Confessedly guilty rnyselfol being an ab sentee from ottioial duties, I retired from the interview burdened with a sense ol self-reproach; but from this a lull re covery was had when, a few months later, the (act was developed that this faithful, painstaking president had been engaged for many years in locking up each suc cessive night a steadily diminishing por- Con ol the capital and surplus of his bank, tor it then appeared that bis cashier, e• 11l ai 1 y faithful in personal attendance, nM, by the aid of peculiar methods in his accounts, abstracted over half a million dollars from the bank’s resources. This reminiscence—too personal perhaps for tiuiH and place—may be pardoned, be cause it Illustrates an old truth that “to learn to live wisely at home, men should occasionally go abroad;” but chiefly be cause it brings clearly before us one ol 111080 disastrous events whiob it is an ob ject of your associatiOM to render less fre- Tient, and it possible, wholly prevent* II It were only to confer together for the 6<ue purpose ol rendering less frequent occurrences of this kind —occurrences by t) cb so naturally and necessarily our , lu k ,s brought into disrepute, and toe Bunediste interests of all made sympa xnetii-aliy to suffer—your association , OUIJ m'd abundant reason to exist. THE DEMAGOGUES. • t was while a good man slept that the C'-uiv Moved tares, anil in a government e people |y the people, we need not i priMui that demagogues pander to “• n, ' r that political tricksters seek Jut' iu,< ‘ and mislead. It is because of h,.r _ fence or hopelessness in the con ' auve that the held is too much left to j r pernicious labors. It will be said, 10 lt \ eso suggestions, that a 18 R business man, pure and smt ;. 1,8 a hanker ho has no concern W „ , " , lt Ch ’ he is eim[dy a stiop ... |, r . " no soils the use of money, 1 consideration helps forward the s'ui'i.ro"'" f , thl ' country, und that out "“0 functions he has no concern, tt” tr m"*' 1 ; la ,nu “ statement of halt a 1,.. . I,L it js true that in a sense he is of K, ' e l"'r. but a shopkeeper the value u" ;ir, 'h are determined by the this a 1,1 of Public welfare. Beyond hh i, ,1' H citizen, ami as a citizen and pniiii' Tsiieper, deeply concerned in the bun., * ' lO llaK the right to associate that 1,, , 1 ? 0,,1,,Km interests in order in-.I counsel and by associ- C".ri,n„i ",r e "‘“I P' ihg into the Held ol cotu’iu Hi which he bus so great need ii, • i ,H strong.-st influenoe. We i ’a over modest in claiming such fariims asve .ir,. ’ honorable In character, s.reudy set us the example. ] n TllK ( ’>KVKLAND convocation. /epteu , eUt c . onv boation at Cleveland, tbiui fitKi't ,n K “ 10,1t0 number more adopt,.,/' r a memorial to Congress was lion ot a certain leglsla approvsu <?V lua ' It formally Call'.*.. u l,t f w,l *t It was pleased to and furth.. nxl "k the measure of value money T k J'SKtilating the value of cent. her siS?' ao J P r,, vides that 3 per interest ior'™ 1111 Bilttll ** u the legal rate ol Person, ~.' n ' ,ae y I°aned, ai, d that any olb f rate H huiH a i ,end m .°uey at any 1,0,u t forfeit to the borrower further nmv?,/!!*.. ttnd interest. It T* l^al lhe s *cretnry of the I 08 " Hian ..n, es, .iabUli loan ofllces, not States, Where™,! 1 ea<>ll co,, "ty in all the '•quest and \h 8lm " r ’ loaned upon * 'ertn of uni oiru r of k° o< l security for **. Ptr _ “ < ' r ® than one year.at S per “hnum, payable quarterly. It thoughtfully provides that any person se curing a loan on worthless security shall pay double the amount borrowed aud suf fer imprisonment for twenty years, and also be disfranchised. We must grant what this body in its preamble claims, that it is composod mostly of citizens of the United States and members of the laboring class of society and deeply interested in the general welfare. But one may well hesitate whether to laugh at the grotesque ideas brought forward in these remarkable utterances from which l have made a briei extract, or ponder in sad silence on that condition of intelli gence which could seriously adopt such a complete parody on the teachings ol eco nomic science. thk financial situation. Among the papers read was a long and carefully prepared one upon “The Bank ing and Financial Situation as Seen from the Point of View of the Comptroller of the Currency,” which it is impossible to do justice to within the limits ol a tele graphic item. The following are its con cluding paragraphs: “The simple facts show beyond con tradiction and with clearness adapted to the commonest understanding that the real and substantial interest of these banks (national banks) are identified rather with the interests of their deposi tors and their borrowers than with the interest* ot any particular class among their widely distributed stockhold ers. This identity of interest between bunks and their customers place them under the very strongest inducement to seek the favor of the public. No bank can prosper that disregards the broad and general interests of the community in which it is located; no directors are true to their trusts who fail to remember that the highest interest of their stock holders is inseparable ironi security to their depositors, and prudent distribution of hank accommodation among as large a number as possible of business people in their locality. BIRTH OF THK SYSTEM. “The national bank system was in its origin a product of necessity on the part of the government at a moment of great financial strain to bring to its aid the ac cumulated capital of the country. Neces sarily the stress of the government ena bled the banks to exact the concession of great privileges, and for many years the national banks were really a highly fa vored class of institutions, but since the limitation upon bank circulation was re moved, it has been practically a free banking system under the supervision and control of the government, aud from that, time these banks have steadily grown in number and in strength, and are to-day so intimately mingled with all the industrial interests of the country that they are more essential to the conduct of business and to the maintenance of pros perity than any other class of institutions, except, perhaps, the railroads. It is quite certain that the destruotion of our na tional banks would boa calamity second only in degree to the annihilation of our railroads. “lu conclusion, gentlemen, allow me to commend to your intelli gent consideration two questions which appear to be very important, not only to the bunks but to the public: First, How can banks be released from the ob ligation to invest a portion of their capi tal in United States bonds, and yetretain the power to issue thoroughly secured circulation? Second, How can the Na tional Bank circulation be made what it ought to be—an elastic element in our national currency?’’ GOV. TILDEN’S WILL. Nature ol the Provision for a Library at New York. New York, Aug. 11.—Gov. Tilden’s will is published. Its text agrees with the sketch given by Hon. John Bigelow on the day of the luneral and telegraphed. The amount given to found free libraries in Yonkers and New Lebanon (the latter his native place) is $100,600 each. He directs his executors to obtain from the Legislature an act of incorporation of an institution “to be known as tboTilden Trust,” with capacity to establish and maintain a free library and reading room in the city ot New Yo:k. and to promote such scientific and educational objects as my said executors and trustees may more particularly de sign. Such eorpiration shall have not less than live trustees, with power to fill vacancies in their number, and in case said institution sball be incorporated in a form and manner satisfactory to my said executors and trustees during the lifelimeof a survivor, of two lives in being,upon which the trust of ray general estate herein created is limited, to-wit: the lives of Kuby S. Til den and Susie Whittlesay. I hereby au thorize my said executors and trustees to organize said corporation, designate the first trustees thereof, and to convey to or to apply to the use of the same the rest, residue and remainder oi all my real and personal estate not specifically disposed of oy t his instrument, or so much thereof as they may d?em expedient. 1 author ize my said executors and trustees to ap ply the rest, residue and remainder ol my property, real and personal, after making good said special trusts herein directed- to be contributed, or such portions thereof as they may not deem expedient to apply Its use to such charitable, educa tional und scientific purposes us iu the judgment of my said executors and trus tees will render such.rest, residue and re mainder ol my property roost widely and substantially bum Hclul to the interests of mankind. My said executors and trus tees are hereby luvested with the follow ing powers: 1. To manage the funds herein directed to tie invested in trusts for specific per sons un'il such investments shall have been made with like authorities as in the cases of other portions of mv estate. 2. To sell and dispose iron time to time in their discretion of such parts and par cels of real estate and other property hereby devised, given and bequeathed to them hh they shall deem advisable. Ten thousand dollars is bequeathed to keep iu order the cemetery at New Leba non; provision is made to erect a monu ment to bis memory; and to collect and publish his speeches and public doou msnts.and any legatee attempting to con test the will is excluded from Its benefits. An Kitra Coll for Bonds. Washington, Aug. 11. —Arrange ments are being made at the Treasury Department lor a large call of bonds in addition to the usual monthly call of $4,- 000,000 to meet the requirements of the sinking fund. Theexaot date anil amount or the call have not been determined. It will, however, be Issued in a lew days. The amount will be either $10,000,000 or $12,000,000, most probably the former. senator Harris Better. Washington, Aug. 11.—Senator Har ris of Tennessee has hocn seriously ill ior several days with a complication of diseases. Ho is now sufficiently recov ered to he cut of danger. SAVANNAH, THURSDAY. AUGUST 12, 1886. SAVANNAH'S FAT OFFICES MESSRS. .JOHNSON AND WILSON SOON TO BE SUSPENDED. Me*r*. Wheaton and tuinur to be Their Successor*—Marshal Wade to Mold Mi* Place for Borne Time to Come—Re publicans Overreach Themselves In a Report on a Postmaster's Removal. Washington, Aug. 11.—Representa tive Norwood went home to-day. Before leaving he talked for some time with the President about the Savanuah F’ederal offices still in the bands of the Republi cans. While It is understood that the President made no definite statements, it is also understood that the prediction made in the N kws some weeks ago that Collector Johnson and Postmaster Wilson would be suspended after the adjourmont of Congress, and Messrs. Wheaton and La mar appointed their successors, will short ly be verified. It may be some time before action is bad on Marshal Wade’s case. The President has not at any time, as has been reported, confronted any of the mem bers of the Georgia delegation who called to asa him to make changes in the Georgia offices with the oivil service reform reso lution of the Georgia convention. RADICALS OVERREACH THEMSELVES. In their effort to make as much political capital as possible behind the closed doors of the executive session, the Republicans of the Senate have, in at least one case, Overreached themselves. Karlv in June | tne Republican majority of the Post Office i Committee, in a report on the nomination of F. A. Thompson to be Postmaster at McCook, Nebraska, vice A. B. Sharp, re moved for cause, which was afterwards made public so that it could be used in the campaign, declared that tnere waa nothing in the charges against Mr. Sharp to indicate any defect in his official char acter, and that he was removed solely for political reasons. Evidently the Republi can Senators who signed this report bad never even read the papers. Mr. Sharp was a Democrat, appointed by this ad ministration. and subsequently removed lor being short in his accounts. This rather important fact the Kepbulican Senators ignored entirely. MU. CLEVELAND’S NEW HOUSE. The President Fond of "Watching Its Progress—Social Notes. Washington, Aug. 11—Mrs. Cleve land was fortunate in having her mother with her last week when the President was so busy. Mrs. Kolsoin accompanied Mrs. Cleveland for her evening drives, and the ladies have gone out to the Sol diers’ Home more frequently than when the President drives. He is very fond of going out to his country house and watch ing the progress of work there. It is possible the house will be in habitable condition by October, so that Mrs. Cleve land can superintend the decoration and furnishing. Probably they will spend some weeks out there in November, par ticularly when the President is preparing his message to Congress. Friendly fires wttl burn there, as well as over at “Grasslands,” which, it will be remembered, Secretary Whitney made a most attractive and frequent ren dezvous for riding parties last tall, and where the President and Cabinet were generously entertained. Mrs. Whitney will have returned from her successes at Lenox, and the youthful hostess of “pretty prospect” can have a most effect ive and valuable aid in the President’s house-warming and the official round ot hospitality they may offer while there. The Cauinet families have been presented by Mrs. Cleveland with copies ot the first photographs she has had taken here, the sittings lor which were given in the White House conservatory. They are not thought to have done the subject strict justice, as the light wus had. and the want of artistic posing ot the figure aud the lines of the drapery arG exceedingly marked. Mrs. Cleveland spent, two hours and a half one cool afternoon in Bell’s studio, where over a dozen views were made, and they are generally regarded as more satisfactory. CAUSE OK A REMOVAL/. Offensive Partisanship What Costa Marshal His Place. Washington, Aug. 11.—The following letter was received by the Senate in se cret session and was referred to the Com mittee on Judiciary. Van V. Richardson, whose nomination to be Marshal of the Eastern district of Norih Carolina, gave rise to the Senate resolution, was con firmed by tbo Senateon Aug. 2. Dkpartmunt ok Justice, July 28.1856. 77/a Prr*iti*fU Pm Tiun/wr a of r.ti a .sa nut* : BIR—I have the honor to acknowledge the ree l Uof u copy of the sed by tlie Senate in oxoeutns session on yosierum, as follows: Kfi ■lrtil. That the Attor/ ev Ge-eral be, ami he hereby is, directed (o transmit to the Senate as soon as may l/e. the originals or copies of all ollr i.il papers, correspondence and reports in possession of (lie Department of Justice conoerß'njt the administration nd conduct of Hie cflice of Marshal for the Eastern district of North Carolina from Jan. i, ISSS, to tlii- dale And. in reply. I beg leavo to state that there arc no official papers, c >rrespondence an t re porla ic possession ot this department touch ing the inulter spoken of in the resolution since .lan. 1, Pile. if the resolution grows out of the mntterof ti/o suspension of I. B. Iltll, ICsq., Marshal of the ill triot named. I ling leave 'o say that the President authorize* me to state that such suspension was made for the sole reason that .Mr. Hill left his home in Kaletgh in Ihhl, while he was Marshal of lhe United .Stales, und went to Hie Republican Convention of tbe First < uiigressioi/ul d'etrlot in wbteh he h.vl lived before los removal to Uulr/gh, hut from which lie had removed many rears since, und tiv a/- iye canvass succeeded iu having liirn ► e'f apiiointed by said convention a itcleg/te t . tin* N ilmnal Convention at Ci/leaso, and that he attended snob eonteutioo In the ea i-aeltv or a delegate and participated in the proceedings of the same. Very respectfully A. 11. G * huano. Attorney General. An Appeal for Texas Sufferers. Austin, Tkx., Aug. lie—Gov. Ireland to-day issued the billowing proclamation ior the relief of the drought sufferers: Whkbkas. It lias been made known to me that mi account of the unprecedented draught wtr/’h has prevailed In the counties of Grown, Coleman, Callahan, Eastland. Stephens and others contiguous.many families are suffering lor want ol broad. Now. therefore, I, John Ireland, Governor, confidently call upon the people of other sections to contribute lo the relief of their distressed follow citizen* by forwarding without delay funds to ihe county Judges of Hie several counties asking aid. Presidential Appointments, Washington. Aug. 11.— The President to-duy appointed William G. Langford to lie Associate Justice of the Supreme Court ol Washington Territory, vice A. C. Wlngard. suspended, nud Ouatavus Van Hoorebeke to he United States At torney for the Southern District of Illi nois, vice J. C. Conuuiiy, suspended. Those were among the nominations “left i otor.” ARGUING AT CHICAGO. Mr. AVaiker Begins His Closing Speech iu the Anarchist Trial. Chicago, Aug. 11.—A little before 10 o'clock this forenoon the defendants in the anarchist trial marohed into Judge Gary’s erowdod court room headed by August Spies. The prisoners all looked smiling and comparatively unconcerned and greeted their lady friends with smiles. They had scarcely taken their seats whan a young lady with a basket on her arm went along the line and presented each of them with a bunch of flowers. One of the papers this morning stated that Mrs. Black, wlte of the leading coun sel for the defense, supplied the anar chists with their morning bouquets. TALKING FOR EFFECT. She was quoted as saying in a florist's shop: “1 want these for the poor saints in the Criminal Court. The dear martyrs are boing sorely abused bv tyrants now, and 1 fear something will happen to them; but if anything does happen, there are thousands ready to tear their op pressors to pieces.” It was decided that Assistant State’s Attorney Walker should open the argument, with Mr. Zelsler, of the defense, to loilow, to be succeeded by Mr. Ingham for the prosecution and Messrs. Foster and Black lor the defense, and Mr. Grinnell to close for the State, in the order named. This result was not arrived at without consid erable discussion. THE OPENING ARGUMENT. Mr. Walker began by saying that in this republic all men stood equal before the law, and when the perpetrators of any crime stood before the bar lor trial the goddess of Justice was indeed blind until his guilt bad been proven, no matter whether be was Socialist or anarchist. The very law which he had desired to “throttle” now stood as his protector un til his guilt was shown, and, in this case, the proof bad made the defendants guilty buvond a shadow of doubt. Mr. Walker then addressed himselt to the jury, to which he paid the usual compli ments. lie next called their attention to several definitions of the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt.” He quoted from a number of authorities to show that when the mirnl is convinced ns to the guilt of the defendant, no fear of punishment the jury might be onlltd upon to impose should affect their judgment in declaring the guilt of a criminal. PARSONS’ BROTHER. Gen. William Henry Parsons, of the Treasury Department at Washington, wno is here attending the trial of bis brother, A. R. Parsons, the anarchist, de ifies in an interview ibis morning that the Parsons family has repudiated and dis owned the defendant. The family, how ever, empeaticaliy disavow Socialism Mr. walker continued his argument and had not yet concluded when tne court adjourned. TORN UP BY A WATERSPOUT. Considerable Damage Done by a Slorm in Virginia. Richmond, Aug. 11.—Last night there was a terrific rain storm on the line of the Petersburg and Weldon railroad. During the storm a waterspout passed over and burst as it reached the railroad at Otter Dam creek, an immense volume of water sweeping away a long stretch of track and the stone abutments of the iron bridge spanning the creek. This morning the through train from the South dashed into the washout, carrying down the engine and several cars. Tne first report wag that the engineer, fireman and brakeman bad been kliled, but later in iortnation proved that the engineer es caped with a few bruises, and no other person was hurt. In consequence of the washout trains from the Sou in were de layed. There were no trains over this road to-day further south than Peters burg. It is expected that the road will be clear to-night. Two colored train hands are missing and it is thought that, their bodies are burled beneath the wreck or the cars in the creek. AN ENGINE’S BOILER EXPLODES. Lexington, Ky„ Aug. 11.—An engine on tbe Louisville and Nashville railroad exploded her boiler bore this afternoon, making a total wreck of the engine. Engineer Wtn. Suckles, oi Louisville, had a leg blown off, and died a few moments after being taken to the hospital. Pete Dair, a fireman, was injured probably fatally. FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE. Pittsburg, Ausr. 11.—Two freight trains on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg railroad collided near Falls Creek, Pa., this morning. Both trains were badly wrecked, and Engineer Edward Arms was instantly killed. The conductor aud brukemen escaped by jumping. PUI/I/M AN’S FUGITIVES. The Manager of lhe Hotel Follows in ilio Footstep* of Mr. Bradley. Chicago, Aug. ll.— About a week ago F. J. F. Bradley, ex-manager ot the Pull man car works, mysteriously disap peared. and a most careful search has thus far failed to reveal his whereabouts. The excitement occasioned by the sudden departure of Mr. Bradley had scarcely be gun to subside when it was rumored that J. C. Atcheson, manager of tbe Hotel Florence, of Pullman, had also dis appeared. The authorities of the Pullman Company at first denied the report and it was not until yesterday that anything definite could be learned. It has devel oped that Mr. Atobeson left Pullman Fri day morning without warning, and that up to the present time he has not been located. Friday afternoon Mrs. Atcheson received a telegram from her husband. Ho was then in Chicago, and informed her that he was on his way to Racine, Wls. Since then nothing baa been heard. Yes terday tbo hotel sale was foroed oj/en. Just what tbeopening of the safe revealed is not known. Recapture of an Annrcliiat. Kacink, wis,, Aug. 11 —Henry Dempfa, tbe Milwaukee anarchist who was con victed durlpg the recent labor troubles, but upon whom sentenoe was suspended until Aug. 10, failed to appear yesterday aud nis hall of SSOO was forfeited. A dep uty sheriff from Milwaukee arrested the man here, but wbilo being taken to Mil waukee he Jumped from the train and ran in the river. He was followed by tbe officer, and was compelled to surrender at tbe muzzle ot a revolver. County Records Burned, Galveston, Aug. IJ.—The court house at llardin'was destroyed by lire Sunday. All the oounty records were destroyed. Tue loss is Incalculable, and much liti gation is anticipated in consequence thereol. HENDRICKS’ LOYAL HOSTS A FULL BT&TK TIFIiKT PUT IN THK FiKLI). Knolutlona Indorsing President Cleve- Imucl’i* Adiutnlatration and Ih* he <*nrly G ent Party Le4er-A Demand for Tariff Reform -‘-New York Republicans to Hold No State Convention. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 11.—The Democratic Slate Convention met this morning at 10'o’clock in Tomlinson Hall. The attendance was large and the galler ies were filled with spectators, lion. Daniel W. Voorbees was elected Chair man, and W. J, Craig, editor of the .Sen tinel, Secretary. John 0. Nelson, ol Cass county, wus nominated for Lieutenant Governor by acclamation. The other nominations were as follows: Supreme Court Judge, John R. CoUrotb, of Tippecanoe; R. W. Mayor, of Mouroe couuty, Secretary oi State, on the second ballot; C. A. Munson, of Alien, State’s Auditor, on the first ballot; Thomas B. Byrne, of Vanderburg, State Treasurer. THE PLATFORM. Following is the platform: ftM'dred, That the Democracy of Imllaua cordially approves of the administration of President Cleteiand for iie ability, integrity aud economy In the management ol tuitions affairs, and recognize in the President and member* ol liisCahlnet faithful and patriotic servant*. ftreolrect' That the Democracy of Indiana earnestly lament the. loss of their honored and trusiod leader, tho late Thomas A. Hen dricks. By h's wise counsel und superb leadership the Democracy of Indiana gained and enjoyed an enviable reputation for he roic and unselfish devotion lo the principles of just governme.it. PERPETUATION OF HIS MEMORY. The memory of our late beloved leader can not be better perpetuated ihsn by steadfast observation of Ids conciliatory counsel aud patriotic teachings, to the end that ihe efforts of all true Democratic citizens pi*y be directed to faithful application of the grand and ennobling principles that conduce to the welfare and happiness of liberty loving people. We also profoundly deplore that during a brief period of tuco the nation, und particularly the Democratic party, hot suf fered the loss of four other eminent citi zens in the persons of tho gallant leader, (ieorgo B. McClellan; that pure and wise statesman, Horatio Seymour; the superb boro, Winfield Scott Hancock, and more recently the demise of that and seeming statesman, sagacious counsellor and profound political philosopher, Samuel J. Ttldcn. The career of these Illustrious men may well serve as example* for those upon whom shall de volve the responsibilities of leadership. THK TARIFF PLANK. /Jesa’esd, That taxation of the people for other purposes than raising revenue for tho expense* of the government economically ad ministered is robbing under the forms ot law. We are therefore In favor of a reduction of the present unjust tariff to a revenue basis and we hereby reaffirm the prtncip'es laid down in the Chicago platform on tli at subject ' and heartily indorse the action of the Demo cratic representat l ves in Congress from tills S'ate for their fidelity to theeauseof tariff reform. /fryo/r<f. That the action of the Democrats of the Housoor Representatives of the Forty eighth and Forty ninth Congresses in der.lar li g forfeited and reclaiming from railroad corporations algmt 100,000 000 of a< ree of land is hereby heartily indorsed and approved. THE FINANCIAL POLICY. Rwlvid, That wo favor a financial policy under which gold ano silver coin, and paper money, readily convertible iuto coin includ ing the volume of United States notes now provided for by law, shall be tbe circulating medium. Wo insist, that the surplus in Ihe National Treasury shall lie promptly applied in tbe payment of the national debt, and that taxation shall be reduced to tho end that large accumulations in tho Treasury beyond the proper r.ecessltlce of the public service Shull not occur, thus assuring an honest and economical government, aud re'levlng the people from unnecessary andoppressivetaxa tion. THE STATE GOVERNMENT. Rmolved, That the State government or In diana, In all Its departments, has been char acterized by prudence, economy and wisdom, and we cordially indorse the same. Rm lr.nl. That tho Democratic party of In diana ia now, as it always has been, opposed in principle to all sumptuary laws aud pro hibitory leglslatation, hut it is in favor of Just and proper measures for regulating the trafli ■ in Intoxicating liquors under a license system designed to re press the evils ot Intemperance, and It favors rea onahle increase of 1h ■ license tax. dis criminating between malt liquor and wines and distilled spirit*, so us to p ace the highest iiceneon distilled spirits, the proceeds of such lax to he applied to the suppimt of the common schools. REPUBLICANISM ON ITS DEATHBED. New York, Aug. 11.—The Republican State Committee to-day decided not to hold any State convention tins year. TEXAS DEMOCRATS Galveston, Aug. 11.—The second day’s proceedings of the Slate Democratic Convention were also featureless. I'lie Committees on Credentials, Permanent Organization and Platform and Itesolu tions were not prepared to report. 'Col. Swain, one of the most popular candi dates before the convention, declared in a speech that if he received the nomina tion and was elected, II war was declared, in 24 hours he would, lead a force into Mexico, and every man would have a hacienda. TENNESSEE’S DEMOCRACY. N ash vn.i.K, Tknn., Aug. U.—The State Democratic Convention met to-day and organized. Two ballots have been hud for Governor, us follows: First ballot, Taylor OH, Dibrell 008, Connell 186. Second ballot, Taylor 002, Dibrell 410. Looney 177, McConnell 12. The platform indorses President Cleve land; congratulates the country on the restoration ot the Democracy fo power; favors reform of taxes; regards the na tional debt as a national curse and de clares It a crime against the people to board money raised by taxation in the Treasury rather than pay it on the ma tured Interest-nearing Indebtedness of the government. It commands that the sur plus revenue now or hereafter in the Treasury, whether gold or silver, be ap. plied to ihe extinguishment ot the public debt. CBOXTON RENOMINATED. Fredericksburg, Va., Aug. 11.—The Democrats of the First V irginia district to-day renominated Thomas Croxton for Congress by uoclainatlon. DARGAN RENOMINATED. Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 11.—The DemooratlcConventlon of the Sixth dis trict met at Florence to-day. The dele gation from Marion county bolted. The remaining delegates nominated Congress man George W. Dargan lor re-electloD. TLe Martinsville Kiglit, Danville, Va., Aug. 11.—The first of the cases In the late Martinsville fight be tween Spencer brothers and Terry broth ers, was concluded at Martinsville to-day. John D. Spenoer was tried for tho mur der ol J. K. Terry, but was acquitted. The evidence showed that Terry was Killed by unother person. The other cases will come up hereafter tor trial. Congressman Beuuli Dead. Newburgh, N. Y.,Aug. 11.—Congress man Uvaci> died last night at Cornwall. RED GLARE OF THE FORESTS. Heavy Rains the Only Relief for the Threatened Villages. Detroit, Mich., Aug. 11.—Specials eav that the forest fires in the northwest ern part of the State are raging terribly, and near Traverse City also. The people are fighting the flames desperately, but are unable to make any headway. Fences and underbrush are being destroyed. Tho specials report the fires us extending almost continuously along the Central railroad from Bay City io Mackinaw. -Much valuable timber ha* been destroyed, and the end is not yet. The tire extends over a targe area, avd rain is the only hope of extinguishing the flames. EXAGGERATED REPORTS. East Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 11.—Tho reports of the tore*t fires on the Mackinaw division of tho Michigan Centrnl road are greatly exaggerated. A gem lonian who came down last night says there arn no fires of consequence along the road anil no serious destruotion to property. A FATAL BREAK FOR LIBERTY. Convicts at Aiiuuionr Shot Down in an Attempt to Escape. An amos a, la., Aug. 11.—Four con viots made an attempt to escape irom the lowa penitentiary at Auamosa last night. Faddy Ryan, serving six years, was in stantly kliled by the guards, being shot through the heart. Mitchell, who mur dered a man on a railroad bridge at Cedar Rapids one year ago, aud was serving a life sentence, was shot in the leg, which will have to he amputated, and it is thought he will die. Another convict named Lau teens, serving ten years ior murder, was dangerously wounded. Harry Blunts, sent up irom Jones county for 18 years for murder, escaped un hurt, hut was recaptured. One of the gale* to the prison had a lew days ago been demolished by a railroad oar, and a temporary gate of loose boards hud been erected instead, it was through this that the convicts made their unsuccosslul dash for liberty. MARYLAND’S TOBACCO CROP. The Incessant Rains Disastrous in Their Effects. Baltimore, Aug. 11.—A gentleman vho is an extensive tobaooo planter in Calvert county states that there will only be bait a crop in that and the other Maryland tobacco growing counties ot Anne Arundel, Bt. Mary’s, Bt. Charles, l’rince George’s and Montgomery. Tbe failure is attributed to tbe almost incessant and heavy tains that have occurred during tlie summer season Last year’s crop, which is now being shipped to Baltimore, is up to tbe general average of inspection of 40,000 hogsheads. The prioes realized, how ever, tho gentleman stated, are 2."> per cent, less than that of previous year*. He doss not think that next year’s crop will reach over 20,000 hogsheads, or 25,000 at the utmost. Returns From the Cholera Districts Rome, Aug. 11.—Tho cholera return* sinoe the la*t report are: Baretia.!) new cases and 40 deaths; Bologna, 17 cases and 14 deaths; Ravenna, 28 cases and 0 deaths; Padua, 10 aH*e* and 2 deaths; Areole, 14 cases and 2 deaths, and ."i2 new cases and 18 deaths in other infected dis trlcts. CHOLERA IN TONtJUIN. Paris, Aug. 11.—Cholera of tbe most virulent form prevails among the French troops in Tooquin. Tbe ohlef of the medi cal stuff has succumbed to the disease. FOUR CASES AT NAPLES. Naples, Aug. 11.—Four cases of chol era have been discovered here, the pa tients being fugitives from the cholera in fected districts. Belgium’* Socialists. Brussels, Aue. 11.—Oscar Falleur, secretary of the Class Workers Associa tion and Hchmlt, one of his companions In the strikers’ riots, were to-(!:iy both condemned to 20 years penal servitude tor leading the attack on the llaudoix glass works which were destroyed during tbo riots at Charleroi. Of the other de fendants, one was sentenced to lfi years per.al servitude, two to 12 vears, seven to 8 months, and the remaining six were acquitted. The Burgomaster of Brussels to-day definitely authorized Ihe Socialists to hold a meeting in the city next Sunday provided their procession to the meeting avoided the vicinity ol the King’s palace. Squire it mi Flynn. NEW York, Aug. ll.—District Attor ney Marline has decided to try the cases of Commissioner Squire and Maurice B. Flynn early in September. He will re quire tnat the defendants be triod jointly, although he anticipates that the counsel will a-k for separate trials. As thecharge is one of misdemeanor, the District At torney has a right to insist on & joint trial.' Mother and Children Drowned. Cleveland,!).. Aug.'ll.—AtConneaut, 0.. to-day Mrs. Stqpgb, wife of a laborer, went to tho river to wash, taking her three children with her. One of the little ones fell into tho water, and In an effort to rescue it the mother and ail tho children were drowned. The bodies were found close together in six feet of water. I'riisNla and the Vatican. Berlin, Aug. 11.—Prussia and the Vatican have signed a convention termi nating the religious controversy between them so far ns It related to all secondary matters, and regulating the presentation of benltices and appointments to ecclesi astical seminaries wlthiu tho kingdom of Prussia. Minister Pendleton on a Furlough. Berlin. Aug. 11.—United Mates Min ister Pendleton has received a lurlough Irotn his government. He will go to Switzerland. His daugutcr has recov ered irorn the illness and prostration en suing from her mother's tragic death In Central Park, New Yoik. \ Hurricane ut Naucy. Nancy, Aug. 11,—A hurricane swept over this town to-day, doing immense damage. The wind stripped vines, up rooted trees and levelled house*. One soldier was killed and many peraons were injured. Death of the Liberian Minister. Washington, Aug. 11.—A private cable dispatch announces the death of Rev. Moses A. Hopkins, United States Minister to Liberia. Marino News. New York. Aug. 11.—Arrived steamer Tallahassee, Savannah, Judge every man hy what he cannot do and you would find no man ol ability. Judge every loan by what he has accom plished in the held* with which he is familiar and you get at hi* real size.— (PRICE SIO A YEAR I I 5 CENTS A COP*. | MURDERER MONDRAGON. AN OLD CHARGE AGAINST HIM BROUGHT POBWABD. Seizure of i* Trii Sheriff Armed with at KtqnUitlou ferthe Hluter of Kmuret and How It. Nearly Lett to War with Mexico 111 IHlitt— The Feeling at th City of Mexico. San Antonio, Tex., Auk. 11.—'Th I ’'.strict Attorney to-day received instruct tions from Gov. Ireland to look for an ija diotraent against Francisco Mondrsgoui for the murder of Htoibagen herein lSiitig He was unahle to find it, but did find among tbo papers iu the case a documents to show that extradition pnperC bad been issued for Mondragon, an<£' Placed in the hands ol Ben then Sheriff', who went tol’iedras where he arrested Mondragon, and nett was himseil captured by Mexicans at that time, and the matter came neap precipitating trouble between the two re publics, just as the murder of Itasures b/ Moudragon is now creating a bitter feefV ing. Mat. Shaffer was then in of the American forces at Eagle I’ass, antf made a demand lor the release of Sheri® Bonnett, statiug that unless imme-j diately complied with United State* lo'-ces would bombatd Pleurae NegrasJ This had the desired effect, aiu£ Sheriff Bonnett was promptly leased. He, however, did not suo need in securing Mondragon’s extras dilion because the treaty betweeu - tha United States and Mexico did not cover! the offense of homicide. SIMMERING DOWN. Denver. Aug. 11.—An El Paso speciat says: The impression is gaining grounds in El Paso that the Putting case will be * subject for diplomatic correspondence for some months to come, and that meanwhile! the prisoner will not be released. Thai whole trouble appears to be quietly siniJ nteritig down. LAWTON REPORTED MADE PRISONER. Tombstone, /hi., Aug. IL—lnteliU, gence was brought hero this afternoon! from Fort Huachuoa that the have disarmed Capt. Lawton's command] and taken the party prisoners. The roJ port is not generally credited. A FALSE REPORT. likming, N.M., Aug. 12, 12:05 a.m.— The report concerning Capt. Lawton'* command is false. SOME GRATUITOUS INSINUATIONS. London, Aug. 12, G a. m.— The Stan* dard says: “it would be a misfortune tq the rather foolish Cutting business should! end in war. At all costs Mexico should avoid a struggle that could lead only tej defeat and disaster, and which would! throw her hopelessly hack in commercial progress. Even if Mexico is in the right,, it would he better for her to suffer wrong! than to attempt to vindicate herself at sol ruinous a price.” UNEASINESS IN MEXICO. x City of Mexico, Aug. 11 Public* sentiment here regarding the Cuttin : case is still aroused, owing largely to threat* of war from the Stats of Texas, and then is general uneasiness lest International troubles may arise from an unauthorized invasion of Mexican soil, in an inter view to-day a European diplomat said: “The United States and Mexico certainly should be able to settle the cases in dis pute, even if they have to resort t kiendly arbitration, it is certain thal the State of Chihuahua has as good a right to her peculiar code an has Franco, from which country Chihuahua took her example* It is not likely that the United States, in a case ol a similar kind with France, would mane a peremptory demand for the release of her citizens. The United States’ view of this case will not he the view ol European oountrles where a similar law to that of Chihuahua obtains. England docs not recognizo the diverse law of ceri tain American States, but that Is no read son for war. It would be a bad exatnplsf of republican institutions if two national like the United Slates and Mexico bad tot resort to war to settle such a case as that of Cutting.” EVENTS OV THE TUKF. Glen.win Beat Puritan anil Burs Oak In Ceiling Over the Hurdles. Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 11.—The weat her to-day was clear and sultry. Tht events were: Foist Race.—For maiden two-ycar-oldst five furlongs. Marline won, wi'h lleil Itroecli second end Vinzatil tTird. Time 1:05%. Second Rack.—All ages; one mile. Harry Russell won. with llurefoot second .uidt Boomerang third. Time 1:13%. Third Mace.—One rnllo and three-six teenths. A'la I), won. with Mlnnacie second and Brunova third. Time 2:07%. Fourth Race—Three-quarters of a mile, t’runa Donna won. with Shamrock second! and King George third. Time |;|R. Fifth Race—One and one-eighth miles) over five hurdles, Glonarm wqn, with Puri-.; tan and Burr Oak In a dead heal for eecornt place. Time 2:07. at cnicAoo. Chicago. Aug. 11—The weather her* to-day was fair, the track fast, and the at tendance large. The events were: First Rack—Three-quarters of a mile. I.una Brown won. with Lady Longfellow second and Kingof Norfolk third. Time !:15%. Second Race—Mile. Hopedale won, with, Dawn of Day second and Liu ma Manly tbirdi Time 1:42%. Third k a or— Seven-eight h of a mils. Midnight won. Out It wax found he had lost! Ids weight and the judges gave the rnce to Ivloo, w ith Moonlight second Nora M third. Time 1:29%. Fourth Race—One and one-sixteentla miles. Klo Urgndc won. with Jim Nave sec ond and Myrtle Ibird. Tune 1:30 Firm Race—Five-eighths of a mPe. Ki ting won, with Lln ia Payue second and F.ornuore thud. Time 1:08. Contemptible Maliciousness. Alapaiia, Ga , Aug. 11.—Some tiro* ago the young men of this plaoe organ ized an amateur dramatic club and went to considerable expense iu purchasing curtHins. rollers, lines, etc. They have been rehearsing lor some time, and pro posed giving an entertainment at an early* date, but on Sunday night some party or parties entered the academy building ami cut their curtains, lines, etc., all to pieces, tnuoh to the grief and disappoint* raent of the club. Two young men of the town were ar rested yesterday charged with the offense,- and will have u bearing to-day. Therm seems scarcely any doubt of their convic tion. Warren Superior Court. Warrknton, Ga., Aug. 11.—The ad journed term of Warren .Superior Court la In Hussion here this week, with Judge Samuel Lumpkin on the bench. Tue visiting lawyers in attendance are Judge Frank Little, Hon. Seaborn Keese. J. F. Jordan, James Harley and C.W. Duß.se, Sparta, Ga.; Judge William Gibson autl Thomas E. Watson, Thomson, Ga.; Mil ton Ueese and F. U. Colley, Washington, Ga.; Hon. W. D. Tutt. Augusta. G*.