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J, H E'TILL. Editor and Proprietor.' BLi.GAUI.-VS- DEFIANCE. . IMPUTATION QUITS KAUIi- BARS IN A KAU MOOD. The C z'.r Bulldozing Attitude More Than the Independent Sp-rit of the iti-Ave Mount Gooers Cun Stand The Ministry to I'ostpone Their Kepi, to •he Ultimatum. Koi'iiU. Sept. 30.—Gen. Kaulbars to ,av recc ived a deputation of prominent Bulgarinas, who called upon him to en fieavor to induce him to withdraw or modify his circular. The deputation was composed oi 114 of the most respected ami influential citizens of the prncipality, aud was headed by Dr. Voultcdeff, who acted as spokesman. He stated to Gen. Kaulbars that the circular had surprised the Bulgarian people and asked him to reconsider some of Russia's demands, par ticularly that lor a postponement of the elections for two months. The nation m tl 8 anxious, Dr. Voultcbeflf continued, to speedily settle the choice of Prince to occupy the Bulgarian throne. THE STATE OF SIEGE. In addition to that modification the doctor said the people desired Russia to withdraw her demand lor the immediate raising of the state of siege and also the demand for the instant release of the pris oners in custody for complicity in the coup d’etat. The continuance of the stale of siege was the only guaranty the government had for the preservation of peace, which the rest of Europe de sired as well as Bulgaria. Bulgarians, b -itevine that the Czar had no desire to prolong the crisis, begged Gen. Kaulbars to telegraph him to hasten the choice or a Prince. The constitution stipulated that the Grand Bobranio elected to select a ruler should meet witein one month after the elections. LIBERATION OF PRISONERS. In regard to the liberation of tbe politi cal prisoners Dr. A oultcheft said it would be a dangerous precedent to estab lish m liberate.’without trial or pttnish mt in, those responsible for such a mo ral- ous act as the deposition and kld ii-u.mug ot Prince Alexander, besides Pc leg contrary to the laws, which were he rah guard- of the country. Besides, if tb> prisoners were released as demand ed. the probabilities were that the people would kill 'hem in the streets, such was tb* popular indignation against the ini plicated men. The government thought the imprisoned officers should be tried ti:st and subsequently offered clemency. AN UNFRIENDLY ENDING. In conclusion the deputation assured Gei Kaullars that Bulgaria was thank r. ’o t':io Czar tor his past protection, hut maintained that the laws of the coun try must he respected. No other ministry than 'l a' at present in power could extri cate the country from its crisis. Gen. Kaulhais, in reply, said that tho i Bul garians knew very we'l that tbe Czar had uieir prosperity at heart; but, he added, tin y must confide in the Czar and carry out his wishes. Dr. Vouitcheff Inter rupted Gen. Kaulbars at this point and said: “II that is all you haVe to say we Will retire.” The deputation then withdrew. THE REPLY TO BE POSTPONED. The Bulgarian Ministry have decided <o postpuee their reply to Russia’s note demanding as conditions of the Czar’s piOiMifon the raising of the state of siege, ti-e libera’ion ol political prisoners and tbe freedom of all parties to vote in the eleei ns for members ot the Grand So li a 1 je to choose anew Prince. The Min isi-eis aie not willing to flatly refuse Rus sa's i mands and have resolved to depute and instruct someone to enter Into nego tmuons with Gen. Kaulbars with a view to finding some other method of settle ment between Rus-ia and Bulgaria. THE STATE OF SIEGE RAISED. The s'ate of siege has been raised. I c : vornment offers to deal only with tbe ae:im! leaders of the plot, and pro- I'osi-s that, elections be held on Oct. 10. ’be assembly not to be convoked until t - candidate for the throne has been Hold* kmnfTi. Gen. Kaulbars, however, rctiis.-K to make anv concession, and threatens to depart unless Russia’s de mands are agreed to. TISZA'S STATEMENT. I’emii. hept. 30.—Prime Minister Tisza, fl I'B iiiv to the interpellations for the gov- I'rmnciii in tire Cower House of the ilur.- t'Hnan Parliament, to-day said Austro- n dn. ,uy intended to prevent any single IKiwerfriim establishing a protectorate Jyh Bulgaria. “We wnnt independence ‘™ oo ff '■' Balkan Slates,” be continued, '■it out having any covetous designs to f hio. any of them. Xo community of ■H oi s exists in the Balkans. The \: - ii(, <)," in;,,) alliancecontinues.guard t”gmu■ tia conditions of existence witn <. iid-.ngt tmg the peace. Austro. Humri.r, will not allow any single powef ''i -hi ini (1 interference in Bulgaria. At-tio-Hungary earnestly intends lol policy during these critical Dcl’nme Minister’s declaration that a *tto Hungary would not permit any to estohlish a protectorate Bulgaria was loudly applauded. A bIVICLY SCENE. Ihe lower house presented a lively ap “ ; '“' lCß „'l urin g the Prime Minister’s .* " ' • * ll day dad l>e *n looked forward ,' ,;V entiul one. the Premier having r " ">' ago anuoutici and hie intention ui . ,' lV declaring the attitude decided J'" ■ the empire towards tbe threat ; aggressions of Russia in the Bal mi , '■' , ‘ r y scat was occupied and the were crowded. Herr Tisza 00m *.., 1(1 ,'‘y refuting the assumption hhnn„. ÜBlro - llunk:ur y had either oi th. !,,. . or bHCI l, een aware Nenii °t fietose Prince Alexander, com!,, *“• Auetro-Hungary aware, under"" 1 " l! *’' v ™ier, that Prince Alex gr-oi.WikM " la( * e ovident by his tele* havni!" 11 B *- zar > regaraed his crown as ( z. "' n rece ' v *d direct from the sts'v * !'f '! Ht Alexander made his ( ziii’a 1 'ls dependent u f>oti the ever i.../ !’ 11 ?. 6 ? 1 ' ‘‘A'o agreement, what- AiiM, o M ’ Herr Tisza said, •‘between ti " U,, “ l,r y “'"I Russia regarding either lii 0110 11 ol l,tieir respective InOuenoe ol ti .. o' , 110 t'ttterii or western portion l “e Balkan Suites.” v , IIIE p RINCK*S kidnatpeus. If,'. , /, r ;"', lu hkaiy has taken no steps on "'he kidnappers of Prlnco Ab-x - ‘ j J,: has merely warned Bulgaria 1i,,, ' B b°ptiun of any hasty resolu to,',; .li 11 " feaulla that would be sure II ni.' .V lr(,m ’ “As regards Austro tii,,. ‘.j / s “Jiianee with Germany,*' con < no, -i 1 , thtnler, “there lias been no i . in*’ v- Austro.Hungary's foreign reia -lld li. st c V ,: fl vvilll Germany on the ai. , " " have no doubt we shall be i , ’erve tu,, mutual conditions tv;! i,.,, t- - ihe existence ot each fttnte \\,4 •'ddangering the general peace. I, '’ r ,tl e treaty of B rlin as still In in, n ( tc.ouuh it has been violated i 1 c ihi t. We Behove the treaty Continue to bo maintained, nor has any power inlormod us of its having assumed a contrary position. TURKEY’S RIGHTS. Austro-Hungary adheres to her declared opinion that should Turkey claim the.r!gut accorded her in the Balkans, no other power would be entitled to resort to armed intervention or to the establishment of a protectorate there, and also that no , change in the constitutional or territorial | relations of the Balkan countries can be : effeoted without tho consent of the pow- j era signatory to the treaty of Berlin, i These are the outlines of our aims,which ' we nope will be successful and will be attained in har mony with the other powers and witn out disturbing the peace. We shall not et.danger the success of our endeavors by i any premature cb-clarations in grandilo quent phrases. To attain this end we shall labor with calmness, which is doubly necessary in these critical times. We shall labor with moderation, but at the same time with earnestness.” When Herr Tisza finished be was greeted with cheers from all parts of the house. THE DEPUTIES DISPLEASED. All the Deputies were displeased by the Premier’s statement. Deputy Heroath maintained that Hun gary did not want such peaoe as that which a German alliance secured. Others asserted that Russia had violated the treaty of Berlin. A proposal to reopen this discussion was rejected. Herr Von Tisza adopted the unusual course of reading his speech. Printed copies were given to the newspapers to avoid mistakes. It is expected that 'he effect of the speech in Bulgaria will be to encourage the government to resist Russia A PARTY FIGHT. The opposition complain that Premier Tisza failed to state decisively why Aus tria would oppose Russian occupation of Bulgaria, while tbe Government party argue that such a statement would un necessarily provoke Hussia, who has not yet made any official expression ot an in tention to occupy that country. In replv to questions of Deputies Howarth and Apponvi that immediate debate be granted, the Premier declared that a more precise reply was impossible. His ex planation, he said, was far fuller than than that of tha British government, for instance. Should the Austro- Hungarian policy be modified he would know his duty. He was unable to name tbe date on which papers on the quesiions at issue would be submitted to the House. No binding engagement bad been entered into in regard to Russia’s candidate for the Bulgarian throne. He asked the House not to make the pending questions a subject for debate, adding that suoh a course would be tantamount to a vote of want of confidence in the gov ern me nt. RUSSIAN COMPLAISANCE. St. Petersburg, Sept. 30.—Russian newspapers generally express themselves as satisfied with the action of Gen. Kaulbars in Bulgaria. Tbe Novoe Vremya says: “Nothing re mains for the Buisrarian regents but to bow to Russia’s will, unless it be to force Russia to adopt measures to render it materially impossible for the regents to prevent, Russia’s wishes from being real ized. The election of anew Prince in Bulgaria will be impossible until proper relations exist between Russia and Bul garia.” The Novosti Bays: “Gen. Kaulbars’ de mands are most moderate. The regents would yield at once if they loved peace.” The Viedotposti savs it doubts the statement tbat Gen. Kaulbars advised the Bulgarians to apply to other powers for their approval of Russia’s demands. AUSTRIA’S OPPOSITION MORE PRO NOUNCED. Vienna, Sept. 30.—Diplomats here be lieve that since the return of Count Kal nouy, tbe AusGlnn Minister for Foreign Affaire, from Pesth, Austria's attitude against Russia’s occupation of Bulgarin is more pronounced. Tots is partly ac counted for by a belief that Austria fears that if Bulgaria is occupied by Russia King Milan will be deposed in Sorvia, and Servia and Bulgaria will be both Russianized. This, it is thought, would cause disorder in Bosnia and probably a conflict with Montenegro. ENGLAND PLEASED. London, Oct. 1, fl a. m.—The Standard, commenting on Herr Von Tisza’s speech in the Hungarian Parliament yesterday, savs: “Herr Von Tisza shows that what ever side arrangements have been made with the Czar, tbe alliance o r Austria and Germany has never been suppressed by a triple alliance. The oard of at least one European power are on the table, and are bound to su:t, admirably tbe honest game of English foreign policy w hich the government lias resolved to play.” strange disappearance. Moscow, Sept. 30.—A Sophia dispatch to tbe Moscow Gazette savs: “DmitrlefF, the man who actually arrested Prince Alexander, nnd was the author of the revolution, and Capt. AVazoff, a Russian student at the Engineers’ Academy, have disappeared, and t.o trace gf tbe men can be found. It Isfeated that Gen. Kaulbars’ mission will prove lutile.” London Anarchists at Outs. Berlin, Bept. 30. —Tho Cologne Ga zette’s London correspondent says: “Dis senslon has broken out between tlie only two German anarchist clubs In London and threatens to lead to violence. One of the clubs has tbe Freibeit as its organ and a Belgian named Dove as its loader. Dove Is an intimate Iriend of Johann Most. The other club, named Ihe Auto nomie, has the Anarchist as its organ and an Austr'an named Peuokert as its leader. Only three weeks ago the two clubs met in Cleveland IJall and expressed sympa thy witn the Chicago anarchists. Now they have drawn daggers against each other.” Leopold Leans to Germany. I’AitiH, Sept. 30.—The visit of Leopold, King or the Belgians, to Emperor Wil liam has caused much comment. King Leopold Is reported to have mado to the Herman Emperor the following declara tion: “1 have nothing to gain from re. publican France. If she aeleated tier tunny tho Belgian monarchy would be overibrown, whereas the triumph of Ger many would make my throne secure.” France’s Criminals. Paris. Sept. 30.—Tbe Budget Commit tee, at the Instance of tbe government, bus reduced ihe recidivist credit by 4,U(X>.- 000 I runes. Honoelnrth the number of criminals deported from France w ill not excetd 300 annually. The committee wishes that tbe criminals be deported to Guiana, because New Caledonia is now over full- To Plead for tlie Crolters. London, Sept. 30.—Angus Sutherland, a m'diiber of Parliament lor Sutherland slilre. will anon start for tbe United States and Canada, where lie will lecture on the crofters anil form Highland leagues. Deniii of a I'uldler. Munich, Sept. 30.—Franz Adam, the nistoilcal painter, is dead. SHERMAN GIVEN THE LIE EX-PIiEKIDENT DAVIS FINALLY FREES HIS MIND. The Alleged Tlireet tu Turn Lee’* Army Against Aoy State Seceding From the Confederacy Declared a Mallclnn* Creation of the Disordered Brain of Ohio’s Crusty General. Baltimore, Sept. 30.— Tho Sun to-mor row will print a letter five columns in length from Jefferson Davis in relation to the long-standing controversy between himself and Gen. AV. T. Sherman. The letter begins as follows. At various times and from many of my friend. I have been asked to furnish a reply to G n. Sherman's so-ea Pert report to the War Department, whicti the United states Senate ordered printed as "Kx. Doc. No. 36, Forty eighth Cougres-, Second Session.” 1 have been com pci led by many causes to postpone reply lo tile invitation, auil have in some instances declined for liie lime being to undertake the labor. A con tinuing sense of the great injustice done me before the people by the Senate in mak ing the malicious assault of Gen Sherman a public document, aud giviue lo his slander the importance which necessarily attaches to au executive cooimonieatlon to the senate, lias reccutly caused the reiiuesi for a reply by me to be pressed with very great earnestness. For this reason t have derided to furnish a reply for publication in the Sun. OPPOSED TO THE WAR. The history of my public life gives evidence that I dirt ad in tny power to prevent the war, that 1 dirt nothing lo precipitate the collision, that I aid not seek tbe post of Chief Execu tive, but advised my friends tbat i preferred not to Dll it. That history Gen. Shermau may assail by his statements, but he cannot arter its consistency. For a'l the acts of my public life as President of the Confederacy I am re sponsible at tlie bar of instore, and’ must ac cept her verdict, which 1 shall do without the li ast apprehension that it will lie swayed from troth by the malicious falsehoods of Gen. Sherman, even whenttampedasan“Ex. Doc.” by the United States Senate. Mr. Davis then recites the statement made by Gen. Sherman before the gather ing of ek-Uniou solaiers in that he (Sherman)bad seen a letter from Davis to a United States Senator in which he (Davis) said be “would turn Lee’s army against any State that might attempt to secede from the Southern Confederacy.” Mr. Davis then quotes bis letter to the St. Louis Republican denying the truth of Gen. Sherman's statement and the in tervieivs had subsequently bv reporters with Gen. Sherman, to whom the latter said: “This is an affair between twogen tlemen. I will take my time about it, and write to Mr. Davis myself. AVe will set tle the matter between us.” Mr. Davis continues: SHERMAN FAILED TO WRITE. It is hardly necessary for me to say that Gen. Sherman did not Write lo me. and we have not set tled theniattcroiherwifc thap M L a■! tie it by denouncing his statement as tube, and lvme,lf as a slanderer. There the mutter would have rested so far as I was i oi.oerrod. but when ihe War Department of the United States Yvas made tho custodian ot his slander, and Republican Senators became its in dorsers, and the statements made at Frank lliair Post were lifted into official Importance, it became a duty alii e to myself amt the peo ple to fol’o w the slander" wito my denial, and to expose alike its author ami lna indorsers. Mr. Davis reviews the progress of the controversy, reciting tbe denial of every Senator from the Southern States that he had received such a letter as that spoken of by Gen. Sherman, and accusing Gon. Sherman first ol trying to substitute a let ter from Alexander H. Stephens to Her scbel V. Johnson lor tbe alleged Davis letter; then of representing that the Da vis letter was lost, and finally of pretend ing tbat be had seen tbe alleged letter at Raleigh, N. €., and intimating that it was addressed to Gov. Vnnoe. SENATOR VANCK'B PENIAL. Mr. I>avis quotes the published denial Gov. Vance tbiithe bad ever received such a letter from him, and save: My alleged Raleigh letter lias never been found, (ion. Sherman says it was sent to Nashville, Savannah, Washington anil St. l.outs, and m y have been finally burned in Chicago, in the great tire of !S7l. Rut in alt its travel*, no other person but Gen. Sherman saw it. Not a sinitle pfiieer at any headquar ters has been produced who read it. Every fair minded man must, therefore, conclude that Gon. Sherman stated at the Grand Army Poet a willful and deliberate falsehood, ard that his motive had its inspiration in tliui mean maliee which has characterised his acts and writings in other respects towards the Sonlh. The so-called • Historical Statement Concerning the PubiicPoic, of the Execi the Department of the Confederate Slates," as Gen. Sherman’s letter t the War Department is headed in that “Ex. Doc.” opens with the following statement: •‘That I (sherman) have seen papers wiiic.li convinced me that even Mr. Davis, President of the Southern Confederacy bad during the progress of the war changed his State-right doctrines, and had threatened to u-e fore.— ven Dee's army—should any State of the Confederacy attempt to secede from that government." With the mental proeoas by which Gen. Sherman Is‘‘convinced" I have no concern, but "the papers” in which be alleged tliftt I “threatened” to use force against Statos of the Confederacy ought in lie fungible and pro ducitfle, and lit "a nistmie.al statement" the Senate ought to have demanded the pro'll-. Don of proofs, and on failure to produce them such “Mstorral statement,” already branded with falsehood and unsupported by evidenoe, ought to have been rejected. A PUT UP JOB. With only wonder bow it got be fore the Sona'e, it is apparent that this so-calieil “historical state ment” had been seen by the Republican Sesators. and t hat they wore, not igm rani of its real character when t-e Raivloy resolu tion w ,s under discusdou In the Senate Those Senators then knew that Gen. Sher man had, in h s letter of ,T.nn. 6, lsss, io the Secretary of Wnr. changed the Issue between us from one of veracity to a rambling, shuf fling discussion of a “conspiracy, - ’ and of "conspirators." in t lie winter of ls 6 )-’l, and that which at frank Blair Post, mav nave been "a white lie." not lutended for mibifca lion. came before‘be Senate as "a h atorieal statement.” bolstered wim other falsehoods equally without foundation, it now sur vivis iis an “Ex. Doc.” of picturesque pre varication. 1 know inching of any "con spiracy” or “c inspirators.” There was no secrecy about any of the political affairs which led to the see-bslon of satin in ISKO-1. It was the opinion of a conference of South ern Senators in January. 1 HOI, Which is intro dured in fibs "historical statement” hh evi dence of "conspiracy.’’ that secession was the only remedv loft to the States; (hat evorv effort to preserve the peace bad failed, mainly through the action of that portion of the Ks publican parte which refused ail propositions for an adjustment made by thorn who sought in January. 1891, to justify confidence, insure peace and preserve the Union. TUB CONFKKB.NCE. In the same month in which that conference was held I served on the committee ral-ed by the Senate to seek some possible mode of quelling the excitement tiia' then existed. That committee was composed of the three political divisions of the Senate, and it was considered useless lo report any muaattre which did not revolve the concurrence of at least a majority of ca-h division. Ihe Itepuli- I can .Senators rejected every proposition that promised pacific..lion, and me committee re ported to the senate that the r consultation was a failure. Wa* there less con spiracy in the Republican Senators com bining to prevent pnc'flcauon than there was in the Southern Senators uniting in conference to advise the conven tions of 'noir ‘'tales that their cause was hopelcsi in Washington'' The epithet' wht h Senator bherroan lo debate applied to ms self are Ins mode of re aliatl’n for my denuncia tion of Ids brother. Ih re been e m pelted to prove Gen. .-herm *n to he a falsifier au f slan derer In order to protect my character and SAVANNAH, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1880. ropuU'ion from liis willful and unscrupulous mendacity. If his brother, the Senator, felt the sting of tint exposure, and Ins epithets are hhv relief. 1 am content that hcsiiall goon record as 'tenwincing me a" a “traitor,” be cause 1 have proved his brother to be a liar. GEN. JOHNSTON’S COMMAND. This “historical statement” might have been enlarged and extended by the Senate aud made to embrace deliberate misrepresen tation by Geu. Sherman of a communication to him bv Col. J. D. Stevenson. lu ri garb to Albert Sidney Johnston's command lu 8n Francisco, in a letter to Col. William H. Knight, of Cincinnati, 0., dated Oct 28. 1884, Gen. Sherman asserted that. “Col. J. D. Stevenson, now living m Sail Francisco, has often told me that he hnd cautioned the gov eminent as to the plot ot conspiracy through his department commander. Albert Sidney Johnston, to deliver ihe posmuslon of the forts, etc., to men in California sympathizing with tho rebels in the South, and he thinks it was by his advice that President Lincoln sent Gen. Sumner to relieve Gen. Johnston of his command before the conspiracy was cou sunimateil " That statement of Gon. Sher man the veteran J. D. Stevenson promptly and emphatically denied. Gon. Grant him self baa not been exempt from Gen. •herman’s malice. To Col. Scott, Sher man wrote: “if C. J. Smith hid lived Gen. (tract would have disappearedV” This remarkable statement, ivas published liv Gen. Frye and denied bv Gen. Sherman. Prompt to slander, be is equally qulok to deny Ins lun gunge. Tbe letter of Sherman dated Se-1. B, 1888. was written to Col. Scott, now of the War Record office. The denial of Gon. Sher man has caused tho publication ot aletterand exposure of his hypocrisy in a recent lauda tion of the dead chieftain. COLUMBIA’S BURNING. The deliberate falsehood w hicli Geo. Sher man inserted in hisofflctal r: port thutColum bis, s. o , had been burned by Gen. Wade Hampton was afterward? confe’Sed in hts • memoir ” to have beeu “distinctly charted o-i Gen. Wade Hampton to ehaketlie fallliof his people in him.” Even when confessing one falsehood he deliberately coined another, and on the sam'“ page of his “Memoirs” said that the fire “was accidental,” when he knew from tlie letter of Gen. Stone, who com mandedlbe provost anard in Cyllimbia, that the fire was not accidental. How much more he knew h ■ may in future “momoira” or “statement” reverse. Can any men Imagine a less moral character, le-e conception of truth, less regard for Yvhst an oilicial r -uort rhould contain, than is shown by G-n. tjlieroian de liberately connecting a falsehood for tlie dis honoruli'e t-nrimee of shaking the faith cf the lie.iple of .Souih Carolina in their fellow citi zen. Gen. Wade Hampton? I bave in this vindication, not of myself only, but also of the people who honored me ivith the highest office iup heir gift, been compelled to group together instances of repeated falsehooda de liberately spoken and written by (-ten. Bher m:.n, the Blair Post slander of mvßelf, the defamation of the character of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, the disparagement of the military fame of Gen. Grant end the shame ful and corrupt charge against Gun. Hamp ton. THE LETTER’S OBJECT. I liavo prepared this exposure only because the Senate or ibe United Ftjjes hes given to Gen. nhetman’s slander !#■ iiul’Tscment which gives it whatever clidfms it may have toatt'-ntlon and of power to mi-load In the ivitura. Having apccift'-r'.v 'Yawped the statement as fiilr-e. having proved It* author lo be a habitual slanderer, ana not having a partisan secretary to make a place for this notice of a personal tiraoe. winch wes noither unofficial report or record made during Ihe wirsoasto entitle it to be r“oclved at the office of archives. I submit it to the public through ;h‘i columns of a neiyspaper which rtb-coun'enanced fool play and misrerresen t-.tioii, and which wee kind and just to me in Us issue of Jan. 4. 1885. CAPITOL IMPROVEMENTS. Architect, Clark’s Report for the Last fiscal Year, W ASHiNGTON.Sept. 30. —Ed ward Clark, the architect of the capltol, baa submit ted to the Secretary of the Interior bis re port for the last, fiscal year, in which be says that by direction of the Senate Com mittee on Rules several changes have been made in the occupation or rooms in the Senate wing. Various rooms have been prepared for the storage of docu ments. The entire interior and part o! the exterior of the dome have been painted, and the beating and ventilating apparatus have been materially improved. No important changes have been made In the House. TIIK TKKKACES. The north terrace has been completed with the exception of the nronze lamps and vases which are to be placed unon the pedestals of the balustrade Satis factory progress has been made in the construction of the south terrace anti other portions which have been author ized by law. In anticipation of the building of a na tional library tentative plans have been prepared to aid the determination of its position within the site fixml by Congress, care being taken to kepp important lines of view open to present both the library and capitol to advantage. During the year $33,000 has been spent, on the capitol extension, S3), (KM) on the capitol “rounds, $200,000 on Hie terraces and $200,000 for lighting the building and grounds. DUTIES ON COVERINGS. Some of the Articles Which Will be Exempt Umlor the Decision. Washington, Sept. "0 —ln view of the Acting Attorney General’s opinion that tin cans containing French peas, prepared meats, fish, fruit, vegetables and milk food are exempt from duty, the Treasury Department has modified itsdi cislons as sessing a duty at the rate of 10 per cent, ad valorem on papers containing needles, cartoons containing china tea sets, books containing pins, earthenware jars containing meat, and wooden boxes containing pills, jars containing toy sets, and ull otoer decis ions which may conflict with the views expi eased in said opinion, the customs cllicers have been instructed to relifiui date the entries and refund the duties in all cases of such Importations when the refiuirements of the law as to protest and suit have been complied with. Acting Secretary Fairchild has asked the Attorney Genernl lor an opinion as to the dutlablo value of boxes containing siilaty matuhes, and also the ordinary match box prepared in such a way us to be uecessury iu the use ol the uoatenta. Naval Promotion#. Washington, Sept. 30—The retire ment of Rear Adnurul (juecn on Got. 6 will inaae an opporiualty tor the follow ing promotions: Commodore RolphCliati (jler to be Rear Admiral. C’apt. A. A. Weaver to be Commodore. Commander C. M. Schoonroaker to be Captain, Lieut. Commander George W. i’urman to be Commander, Lieut, li. M. Manner to be Lieut. Commander, Lieut. T. E. D. W. Veeder of the Junior grade to be Lieu tenant, and Ensign W. F. Fullatn to bo Llcutenaut ot the Junior grade. Geron lino’s Conditions. Washington, Sept. 30.—Gen. Miles’ annual report, embodying the storv of the surrender of Geronlmo, bas been received by the Acting Secretary of War, and was this morning taken by him to the l’resl duut. it, will not he made public utouoe. Gen. Miles, it i said, reports that be ac cepted tbo surrender <>t tho savage chief, agreeing as among the conditions that he should not be surrendered to the olvil nutborith s of Arizona, and that lie should be taken aivay trotn there. BAY STATE DEMOCRACY. ANDItKAV AND FOSTER AT THE HEAD OF THE TICKET. Otber Men Strong With llie People Chosen to Hun for the Oih*r Office*— Hendali Jteuominetecl for (Jon£r*fi — Sev*rnl Other Noitiluatieixi for Con gress. Worcester, Mass., Sept. 30.—Tbe Democratic State Convention assembled here to-day at 11:30 o’clock. Hon. I\ A. Coßius called the delegates to order. At that hour tbe hall was filled. Hon. I’. A. ( Collins on assuming tbe chair said: “This is not a gathering called together to ratify the nominations of a select few, hut to put in nomination candidates for election at the ensuing election,” The Secretary then read the call. Tho Chair man and Secretary of the convention w ere selected as temporary officers. A committee was appointed to nomi nate members of tbe Btato Committee, and another to nominate tho remuiningofficers on tbe State ticket, alter which au ad journment was taken till 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. The balance of the State ticket is as follows: Secretary of State, John R. Thayer, of Worcester; Treasurer, AVm. Aspinwall, ot Brookline; Auditor, AVm. A. Cook, of Springfield; Attorney General, John W. Corcoran, of Clinton. Upon reassembling, the platform was presented aud adopted without dshute. THE RESOLUTIONS. The following sentiments were among those contained in the n solutions sub mitted to the convention : Tbe Democrats of Massachusetts hereby reaffirm the principles enunciated in the national Democratic platform of 1834 amt view with satisfaction the benefits of Demo cratic rule. President Cleveland has kept faith with the people, lie is redeem ing the pledges ol reform on which be was elected, nnd lias given tbe country a clean, capable and patrlotlo administra tion, worthy of tne support of all Irlends of good government. He has vindicated the Democratic party from the slanders of its enemies hy demonstrating its fitness tor power and its ability and determination to give tbe nation an honest and conserva tive management of its nfl'airs. AVerecog nize and applaud thestea Hast adherence of the President to his ante-election prom ises and pledges made to the people in 1884 in regard to civil service reform. The partisan abuses of Republican rule have been largely corrected; tho quality and tone of the civil service throughout Itiecountry hits been vastly Improved; the power of appointment and removal has been used with moderation and restraint, manifestly Inspired by a sincere desire to dispense public patronage aud till tbe offices which belong to the people in a new and better spirit, baaed upon a toler ant regard for honest differences ot opin ion. This is in striking and wholesome contrast to tbe vindictive ostracism of his opponents, practiced ior nearly a quarter ofaoenturv by Republican administra tions. AVe demand judicious reform of the tariff. THE TARIFF PLANK. All needed protection to capital and labor engaged In various industries can lie assured uuder a revised scale of du ties, wbioti will afford all the revenues required by the government, and relieve the great body or people of tbe weight ol taxaflou. Honest money must be main tained. TbP gold aud silver coinage of the constitution and circulating paper medium based on both coinages and easily convertible into either must be defended against all assaults. Suoh a policy is essential to tho finan cial stability and mercantile prosperity of the country. THE FISHERIES. Tbe citizens of Massachusetts bave an abiding interest in the ocean fisheries which for generations bave been carried on by her vessels and fishermen. While taxation, dlreot and Indirect, Is imposed and revenue drawn bv the town, Stole and Federal governments from the hardy fishermen who fish under her Hag, we shall oppose all efforts to admit rivals uuder a foreign flag to sell tbeir fish free of duty and taxes in tbe markets of the United States. We weloome tbe new era of organized labor. Remembering the long and earnest struggle made by the Democrat* of Mas sachusetts for the repeal of the tax on the poor man’s ballot, we have a right to congratulate tbe workingmen thnt at last the Republican party bus surrendered on this issue, anil that the amendment abol ishing the poll tax qualification is on its wav >o the people. John F. Andrew, of Boston, wns nomi nated for Governor by acclamation. Frank K. Foster was nominated for Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Aspinwall de clined to serve as candidate for Treasurer, and Lewis Warner, of Northampton wus substituted. Tne convention then ad journed. DAKOTA DEMOCRATS. Aberdeen, Dak., Sept. 80.—Tbe Terri torial Democratic Convention met here vesterday. in the apportionment North Dakota Is represented bv 132 delegates, South by 141, Centra! by 8!i and tbe Black HillabylO. At tbe evening session ibe Committee on Credentials reported, and tbe temporary organization was made permanent. The Committee on Resolu tions reported at groat length. The reso lutions Indorse i’residont Cleveland; favor the atibmission to a vote of the peo ple of the whole Territory Ihe question of the division of the Territory on the sev enth standard parallel; denounce tbe late Bloux Ful’s Consti tutional Convention as a waste lul expenditure of public money; demand that all corporu'e property be taxed at the same rate as lurms; that the maximum rate ot Interest be fixed at 10 pei cent. Tbe resold!ions were adopted amid great enthusiasm. Alter the nomi nating speeches, un informal ballot for delegates resulted as follows: M. 11. Dav 206, D. AV. Maratt 00, L. G. Johnson 70, John D. Benton 8. On tbo formal ballot, Mr. Day received 223 votes, and was declared the nominee of the convention. Ho is In favor of tho submission of the question of a division to a vote ol tne people. RANDALL RENOMINATED. Philadelphia, Sept. 30.—The Demo crat of the Tulrd district 10-day renomi nated Hon. Samuel J. Randall lor Con gies*. There wss no opposition. The Democrats of this city made the following nominations for Con.ress to day: First district, John Chambers; Second district, N. E Thomas: Fifth dis trict, AValter G. Smith. Tbe Fourth dls trict convention adjourned until Tuesday without selecting a candidate. A COUPLE OF CANDIDATES. Peabody. Mass., Bept. 80— Gen. Wm. Coggawell, of Halem, was to-day nomi nated by the Republicans for Congress from the Seventh district. William W. Rice was to-day nomi nated by tbe Kepubllasns for Congress trow tbe Tenth dloArtot. NF.W JERSEY’S THIRD DISTRICT. New Brunswick, N. J., Sept, so.— AVI 1 1 a m McMahon, of Rahway, Union county, was nominated for Cougress by t he Third Democratic Congressional Con vention to*dav. MINNESOTA’S THIRD DISTRICT. Bt. Paul, Minn., Sept. 30.—’The Demo crats of the Third district to-day nomi nated Judge John L. McDonald for Con gress. MISSOURI’S EIGHTH DISTRICT. St. Louis, Sept. 30.—J. K. Cummings ; was nominated for Congress to-day by the Eighth Republican Congressional Dis trict. Tha present Incumbeui and Dem ocratic nominee is Hon. J. G. O’Neill. LOUISIANA’S THIRD DISTRICT. New Orleans, Sept. 30.—The Repub lican Congressional Convention of t tie Third district has nominated J. S. David son, colored, of Iberville. LOUISIANA’S FIRST DISTRICT. New Orleans, Sept. 30.—The First Congressional District Convention has nominated Theodore G. Wilkinson, of Plaquemtine. NEW YORK’S THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 80.—AV. G, Laid low. Republican, was nominated by tbe Republicans of the Thirty-fourth district to-day. NOMINATED FOR SENATOR. Brighton, N. J., ‘Sept. 30.—J. T. Nicuois was renominated lor Senator by the Republican convention to-day on the sixty-sixth ballot. Judge John AV. Wescott, of Camden county, was to-day nominated for Con gress by the Democrats ot tho First dis trict. NOMINATIONS IN OHIO. Cleveland, 0., Sept. 30.—The lollow- Ing Congressional nominations were made to-day in Ohio: Martin A. Foran, bv the Democrats of tho Twenty-first district; AVllliam Dorsey, by the Democrats ol the Twentieth district; AV. 11. Phelps, by the Democrats of the Eighteenth district. VOORHKKS RENOMINATED. Chicago, Sept. 30.—Daniel Voorhees was nominated tor Congress to-day hy the Democratic convention ot the Fourteenth district. NEW JERSEY’S THIRD DISTRICT. New Brunswick, N. J., Sept. 30. William McMahon, X>oroocrat, was nomi nated for Congress in this (Third) dis trict to-day. KNIGHTS PUT UP A CANDIDATE. Lynchburg, Va., Sept. 30.— The Kn’ghts of Labor in convention last night nominated Joseph B. Page for Congress from Ihe Sixth dlatrlot. MISSOURI’S TWELFTH DISTRICT. Butler. Mo., Sept. 80.—O. H. Pitcher was nominated tor Congress by tbe Twelfth district Republicans yesterday. NEW YORK’S FOURTEENTH DISTRICT. New York, Sept. 80.—The united De mocracy of tho Fourteenth Congresaional district to-day nominated AV. G. Stohl necker for Congress. Mr. Stohlnecker has already served one term. ovEßPowrcrucD by women. Irish Wives Hold Officer# at Hay While the Men Run Off the Cattle. Dublin, Sept. 30.—At Milltown Mal liav, County Clare, to-day, wnile the Sheriffs were employed In distraining on tbe property of a roan named Kelly, tlie married women of tbe neighborhood at tacked, overpowered and imprisoned all the offloors engaged, while their husbunds secured the cattle and removed them from tbe locality. The wives of tbe Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Mayors of Cork and Llmer!ok, Meadames Sullivan, Healy, Dillon, Ken ny and others, will present an Irish la dies’address on home rule to Mr. Glad stone. A body of unemployed workmen ap peared before the Board of Guardians u( Cork to-day and clamored for work. They said they were in a deplorable condition. The Board of Guardians was unable to assist them. In Kerry to-day five moo: Ugbtirs wore committed for trial. The municipal authorities of AVatorford have appointed five oounseiloj-s to wait upon Mr. Gladstone at Ha warden on Wednesday nnd present him with the freedom of AV aterford. INDORSING PARNELL’S PROPOSALS. London, Sept. 80.—Tha Marquis of Rlpon, speaking at a meet-ng of the Liberal Radical Association oi the Strand this evening, said that it would have been better it tbe government had consented lo he reasonable proposals of Mr. Parnell, thus rendering impossible eviction, coercion, and other attendant evils. The Nationalists Intend to hold a conference at Liverpool Nov. 0. Mr. O’Connor will preside, ail'd he will he supported by Messrs. Sexton. Bigzar. Healy and O’Brien. Delegates will lie present from five hundred branches. The oon’erenoe will close with a damonetraiion and banquet. James Brapley, the famous Fenian, has died in Lite workhouse at Liverpool. Mr. Chamberlain, reply Id? to un inquiry urging a reunion of the Liberal party, writes that hi* correspondence printed In the Times on June 7, proves that he had done his utmost to avoid a split, which onlv resulted from tho ungenerous ami unjust charges of inconsistency. In con clusion he says that Ibe intolerant ac tions of a certain section of the Liberals coiistitule tbe greatest obstacle to a union of the party. The police in tbe eouth of Ireland have been instructed from Dublin Castle to obtain details of the personnel and organi zation ot tbe various branches of the Na tional League. This. It Is supposed, fore shadows decided action by tbe govern ment. Tenants in County Clare are paying rent where an abatement of from 18 to 20 par cent, is allowed. AVhcro this abate ment is not conceded the tenants refuse to pay anything. BELFAST AGAIN PICKETED. Belfast, Sept. 80.—Tb# military pick ets who were recently withdrawn from tbe disturbed districts in this oity have agu<n been placed on duty to prevent an other outbreak. A crowd of laborers, while returning home from work this evening, began to riot. As they scorned bent on mischief, tne Black Watch Regiment cnarged and soon dispersed them. Given a IMcture Gallery* Berlin, Bept. SO. —Herr Scbwabe, a merchant long residing In England, has presented the Kunstbulle to Hamburg with one hundred and twenty-eight oil paintings, many of them very valuable, by modern German, English and French artists. German Life Boats. Berlin, Sept. 80.— The report ot the German Life Boat Association shows that tne society now hat 100 stations, and dur ing the pa’at twenty years has been in strumental in saving 1,678 lives, includ ing 228 svd bv rocket, ninimratiifc. (PRICE 810 A YEAR.) f 5 CJCNIS A COPY, j FOUR MEN TORN TO ATOM MILKS OF COUNTRY SHAKtN 11Y THK I XI'LOSION. Poople I.lvinc Ff From the S otf tlie IHsssler Attribute the Shuck ti n Earthquake and Koch From Thl< llouxi In Terror—Squirrel Huntil4 Charued With Hhunliuu Into a ttuiule l( Foil of Giant I’owder and Nltrui Glycerine. Bartow, N. Y., Sept. 30.—A terrific explosion occurred at the Dittmaim powder works at Bay Chester, on the Ha.v lem river branch of the New York ancj Now Haven railroad,aboutlOo’clock th;< morning, resulting in the death of four men employed in the faoj tory. The explosion occurred in the packs ing house, a one-story frame building, 20* by 30 feet, in the centre of the ground 's and about 200 yards from the main facJ tory—a large building near the water-t where the bulk of the giant powder and nitro-glyceripe used in the new aqueduct works is manufactured. THK EXPLOSION. The men were hard at work putting ujl and packing cartridges, whon sudden!* tho explosion occurred, shattering the building to splinters and blowing tne fond men to fragments. The exploding der,of which there was a large shot up in the air to a height of fifty feet, and splinters of the building were blown a mile away. Tho names ol the vletlno wore Ernest Dralen, John Busch, Max Sehafbolt and D. Reinhardt. Nothing was left of them except fragments ol their bodies. Bands, feet, legs, arms, pieces of skulls, backbones and charred bits of flesh wore scattered in every direction from 000 to 600 ieet from that packing house, TUB CAUSE. Max Cruger, the foreman of the works, suvs the explosion was caused by twr men shooting into the building. He wni in tho packing bouse und ou going out euw two men who said tney were sbopt ing at squirrels. He says be threatened them with arrest ami they became lmpu. dent. As the explosion occurred the men were seen hurrying away. R. H. Stan field, superintendent of the Thorite Pow der Company near by, pioked up a box full of fragments of tbe dead men. A number of others assisted tu tbe work, and the remains were all put In boxes ta awsit the action of the Coroner. One man had a family in Germany and tbe other) were sold in be alugle. Their clothing was burned to shreds. THK MAIN FACTORY WRECKED. The main factory of tba Dittmun work* was nearly wrecked, one end of tbe build* ing being blown to pieces, exposing tiisf interior. After tbe explosion the lowefj timbers of tbe building took fire and! burned fiercely. A large tree near by was torn up by the roots, and a number o| other trees were blown away. The ground) for half a mile was strewn with fragments] ol the dead, splinters, packing paper,etc. The violence of tbe explosion shook houses in Bartow, across the creek from Bay Chester. Many windows in John Elliott’s Buy View Hotel, at i’clham Bridge, over a mile uwey. were shattered, Thomas Dinwoody’s blacksmith shop, at Wej,Chester, was shaken violently, and ibo - -flows in many houses in tbe same village wore broken. This is the second explosion In th< se works this year. THOUtiHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE. Nyack, N. 1., Sept. 80—. Just before l(k o’clock this morning a heavy shock, re-1 sen) bling an earthquake, startled tbe peo4 pie here. The colored people w ere trantieg One colored tamily named West ran frniqj the bouse screaming in terror. Tm y were told that it was an earthquake from Charleston, when the bead of the lainliy) cried out, ‘•Wiggins.” The shock Is suih posed to have been caused by a heavy ex-4 plosion of dynamite somewhere. The shucks felt here and In Connecticut! were due to this explosion. FELT IN CONNECTICUTT. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 30.—At 10:10 o’clock ibis morning tbe telegraph operators at Brauford and Bridgeport ported that allgut shocks hud just been lelt at those places. At the Wheeler <s Wilson sewing machine works in Bridget port the shock was distinctly felt, tha windows ol tbe shops being severely lied. CHAKLi&STON’S CALM. The Upturning Confidence of the People Nor Shaken During t he l>uyt Charleston, Sept. 80.—Tbe day hug passed quietly, nothing happening ta disturb the returning confidence ot that people. A slight tremor at 5 o’clock afternoon is said to have been felt by some persons, but it was not felt genera ally throughout tbe city. The wuatbeq was cool this morning, but is mucW warmer to-night. MISS BARTON’S REPORT. Chicago, Sept. 30.—Miss < lara Barton. President ol tbe American Association oft the Red Cross, at present In has written Mayor Harrison about tbe condition of that city. She says In beri letter: “Fulfilling my promise to report. 1 would say tnat tbe damage to property! is not overestimated. Scarcely a bonsai is left whole. The people are bravely) struggling, lull of gratitude for tbe synu puttiy and help so generously bestowed* 1 have informed Muyor Courtenay of you movement in Chicago, lor which be lsj deeply grateful, but begs me to say thak as soon as the greatest need for the pres-, ent contributions Is met he will telegraph: the lact over the country and request than no more be sont. He hopes two-thirds ol tbe sum required Is already assured.” SIOO ItY TELEGRAPH. New Yoke, Sept. 80. —Tbe ex-Nevg YorkTurnei Cadets have tilegraphed tbs Mayor of Charleston to draw on them for] SIOO. 1 Safe at Falmouth. Lonpon, Sept. 80.—Tbe steamer Ayre. ■hire trorn New Orleans Aug. 14, via Newport News, tor Antwerp, baa towed Into Falmouth tbe steamer Wether, by from Newport News, Sept. 2, lor St. Nazaire, before reported as lost. Hep propeller blades are broken and she 1* proceeding under sail. Von Biiroliarcl to Ketlre. Berlin, Sept. 80.—Kmperor William bas acceded to the request of Herr Von) Burcbsrd that he be allowod to retirrt from the Secretaryship of tbe Imperial Treasury. A i’lot to Kill the C*ar, Berlin. Sept. 30—It is rumored thatr a plot to blow up a tralu on which the Czar was traveling bas been discovered, 1 at St. Petersburg. DecreSKS in the Public Deht. Washington, Sept. 30 —lt Is estimated at the Treasury Department that there, has been a decrease of nsnrly 111,000,00® in tbe mtblio debt during September.