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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOUENAL.
ESTABLISHED 123. IBe IBe to3ay! Friday, at 9 a. m M we shall place on sale fifty dozen solid - color and fancy-striped Half Hose, FULL REGULAR MADE, at 15 CITS A PAIR Or seven pairs for sl* Not more than seven pairs sold to any one per son. MODEL CONVICT LABOR. Prominent Manufacturers Disease tlie Ques tion and Seek a Solution of It. Chicago, Aug. 26.—-A number of prominent Unanufacturers from all over the country assem bled here to-day, in response to a call issued last July by Mr. W. T. Lewie, a prominent manufact urer of Racine, Wis. Mr. Lewis has for a long time bad under consideration the subject of convict labor. The objects of the convention were to consider means of abolishing the present system of convict labor and devising means of employ ing the prisoners confined in the penitentiaries. The meeting was called to order with about twenty five manufacturer! present Mr. Lewis Was elected. chairman, and Mr. Kinney, of Wi nona, Minn., secretary. Communications from Wardens of the penitentiaries in various Btates, in answer to a circular asking for information as to the employment and con dition of the convicts, were read. From the re ports it seemed as thoueh the boot and shoe, wagon-making and stocking manufacturing in terests were mostly Interested in the prißon labor question. In Florida the conviots are let out to the contractors for naval stores. In Ten nessee 19,000 vehicles are manufactured, at a rate of wages aver Aging 35 cents per day. In Louisiana the' prisoners are employed on the levees, being let out to contractors who pay all expenses and velieve the State of all cost The wardens of various penitentiaries differed in their opinions on the subject of the damage done to honest labor by the convict system, but the weight of opinion 6eemed to be expressed by one of the wardens, who said: “I can conceive of Bo branch of labor which is performed by con victs at wages of from 15 to GO cents per day that eaunot be performed by honest working men and pay theifi ten times the wages.'’ A communication from a St Lonis chair man ufacturer said that his men had been out on a Strike and had returned. “Far from feeling any exultation over the affair,” said the writer, “we all sympathize with our men and appreciate their struggles against poverty and almost starvation, out what can we do when we have to compete with convict labor, which costs from 14 to 20 cents a day, and how can we live and pay $2 per day!” Reports from the warden of the penitentiary at Auburn, N. Y., went to show that the State account system had been successful in his pris on. He said that the boots and shoes manu factured in tbo prison were in demand on the market, and had never been sold below the mar ket price of honest-labor goods. The chairman read a paper in which the sub ject of prison labor in all its aspects was treated. He said that it was impossible to compete with ponvict labor under the present system. He thought it might he a good idea to adopt a sug gestion offered him by a prominent manufact urer, who said that convicts should he confined, as they are at present, but that all machinery should be taken out, leaving convicts to manu facture goods on the “old system.” That, idea would encourage honest young men to learn trades. Another idea, and the speaker’s favor ite one, was to put the prisoners at work in im proving the public roads. The chairman finished his address as follows: “I trust that you will appoint committees t© draft a constitution and hv-laws for an associa tion which shall have for its object tho abolition of the present system and the substitution of a system which shall be of public benefit as well as employing the unfortunate coovicts and equally distributing the burden of maintenance upon the entire public.” At the afternoon session George S. Redfield, of the National Tubular Axle Company, of Mc- Keesport, Pa., addressed the convention. By vote the association was named the Na tional Anti convict Contract Association. The object of the association was defined to be the thorough investigation of the subject of convict labor, for the purpose of discovering and secur ing adoption of that method of employing prison population in the various States which shall be least burdensome and oppressive to free labor and the manufacturing interests of the country, all proper conditions considered. The annual dues were fixed at $lO for manufacturers, 50 cents for laborers and mechanics, and $5 for any body of workmen to be represented by one dele gate. C. T. Lewis, of Racine, was unanimously •lected president; Christopher Holtz, of Chicago, flrat vice-president The following were elected State vice-presidents: lowa, F. J. Upton; Ken tucky, W. C. Nones; Indiana, C. Studebaker, Wisconsin, Charles L. Bradley; Missouri, J. C. Beree; Minnesota, H. M. Kinney; Michigan, J. H. Whitney. The executive committee was authorized to appoint the vice-presidents for the other States. A congressional enactment prohibiting the sale of convict labor goods outside of the State in which manufactured was indorsed by the con vention. Resolutions were also passed asking that the government be required to withdraw federal prisoners from State prisona worked Upon the contract system, and that the purchase of prison labor products for government use be Baade illegal. F. A. Flower. George Red field, C. Studebaker and H. C. Wright were appointed a committee to formulate a method of employing convict labor less oppressive to the industrial interests of the Country than the present system. They were instructed to report before January, 1887. A Bad Day far Grover. Prospect House, N. Y., Aug. 26.— The Presi dent was a weary man to night, for to-day, in company with Dr. Ward, he bad explored a half dozen lakes and ponds, traveling in all twenty miles, one fourth of the journey being made on foot They took their trolling-lities along, but, At they returned without any fish, neither of them was willing to admit that they had had a day’s fishing. The one unhappy moment of the journey was when they passed Col A. H. Belo. of the Galveston News, on Long Pond, who held tip for their insDection a four-pound salmon trout. A deer got into the lake in front of Saranac, while the President was eating bis breakfast this morning, and it was proposed to oriva it ashore and give Mr, Cleveland a shot at .. - WHEN INDICATIONS. Friday— Fair weather , sta tionary temperature . “There was an old eat named Maria Who to sing to high C did aspire; In the midst of her wails Came of water two pails w That had previously been near the fire.” The water need not have been near the fire this kind of weather; a little while in the sun would have made it hot enough. ALL OF 1 US, More or less, must be in the sun these days. We can protect our health arid lessen our discomfort by getting Light-weight Summer Cas siraeres of The When, or a Seer sucker Coat and Vest. LOW CUTI That is, the price. In some cases cut right in two. If you will call we will give you some “pointers.” THE~WHEN it. Two guides pulled toward the animal with all their might, but, like the bear which was in the lake the day before, it got aehere unhurt, notwithstanding that three balls from a Win chester rifle skirted over the water close to it. This afternoon Mrs. Cleveland entertained at the cabin Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Corning, of Cleve land, relatives of Senator Payne. A BAT IN HER STOMACH. The Seven Years of Terrible Suffering to Whieh Mrs. Powers Was Subjected. Boston, Aug. 26. —The medical fraternity of Cambridge are deeply interested in the case of Mrs. Mary Powers, residing at No. 21 Grant street, Cambridge, who, seven years ago, swal lowed a bat while drinking water pumped from a well. The creature has lived in her stomach and bowels until last Monday, when it was emitted. Mrs. Powers substantiates the report very positively, and gives the following account of the manner in which she came to swallow the animal and of the trouble it has caused her. Seven years aeo she lived in Arlington, and one evening went to the pump for a drink. It was dark, and she drank the water without examina tion. She was conscious, however, that she had swallowed something which she thought might be a fish or a toad. A week or two afterward she was taken sick and had a physician. He attended her several times,, but could not understand her case. Her body and limbs became swollen, and she was io great distress in her bowels. She finally got better for a time, only to be taken with another similar attack. Alternate periods of sickness and eood health have followed from that time to this, and she has tried numberless physicians, even being sent to the Massachusetts General Hospital at one time, but nobody could under stand her case or give her relief. She gradually lost the use of her limbs, and had been given up as incurable. Last Monday she felt much worse, and the- pains in her bowels were worse than ever. She was greatly relieved when the bat passed away from her, and has since picked up rapidly in health. The bat is now quite a large one, measuring from tip to tip about six inches. Its head is the most peculiar feature about it, but slightly resembling an ordinary bat in that regard. It bas a large mouth and nostrils, which look more like those of a miniature rhi noceros. The head is nearly an inch in length, from the lower jaw of which hangs several tufts of long hair. The eyes and nostrils are very clearly marked, as is also the snout. The rest of the body is like a bat, with booked wings and other characteristics. The animal is still alive, and very active. Mrs. Powers has it confined in a large fruit jar, and bas exhibited it to more than three hundred curious callers. HOLY ORDERS. Cardinal Gibbons, for the First Time Since His Elevation, Confers Ordination. Special to the Indianapolis. Journal. Woodstock, Md., Aug. 26.—Cardinal Gibbons has conferred holy orders on a class of twenty seven candidates at the Jesuit college at this place. This is the first time the Cardinal has conferred ordination since his elevation to the cardinalate. The young men were ordained sub-deacons; to-morrow they will be made dea cons, and on Saturday they will be elevated to the priesthood. Rev. Rene Motts, of New Mexi co, will also be ordained a priest with the others, making in all twenty-eight, the largest number of candidates ever made priests at any one time in the United States. Cardinal Gibbons was assisted in the cere mony by Rev. Peter O. Racicot, Rev. A. Sabitts, Rev. A. J. McAvoy and Rev. Francis Barnntn. The names of the newly-ordained clergymen and their provinces are as fol lows: Province of Missouri—Martial J. Bourman, James J. Conway, Eugene J. Magnenev, Alex ander J. Burrows. Henry W. Otting. Mission Hos California—Janies D. Walsh, Je rome Rtcard, Vincent Chiappa. Mission of New Orleans—Alexis D. Stockalper, Patrick J. O’Leary. New York—Francis B. Goeding. John A. Ches ter, William J. Tynan, William F. Gregory, John C. Keveny. Thomas J. Gannon, M. H. O’Brien, Francis W. Gunn. Francis X. Bradv, Charles C. Jones. James I. Gardner, William H. Walsh. William H. Judge, Daniel M. McElkin ney, Patrick S. Murphy, John L Hedrick, Thomas W. Wallace. Bishop Lay's Successor. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Salisbury, Md., Aug. 26.—The convention of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Easton met at this place this evening for the purpose of electing a successor to the late Bishop Henry C. Lay, who died in Baltimore in September, 1885. Already the position has been tendered by the convention, at different times, to three gentle men, all of whom declined the honor. This evening, upon the third ballot, the convention elected Rev. Alex L Drysdale, of Christ Church, New Orleans, to the position. The sensitiveness of the people has become aroused by the repeated declinations of those outside of the diocese, and if Mr. Drysdale should refuse to tie himself to tne Easton diocese, they wiil insist upon the convention selecting some gentleman at home. A Scheme of the Boomers. Arkansas, City, Kan., Aug. 26 —Nearly all of the grading force on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad extension from this place farmers, having their families with them, who have secretly, resolve! to stay in Oklahoma when it is reached. All are provided with passes from the railway contractors which enables them to pass the military stationed south of this place. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1886. THE CZAR AND ALEXANDER. The Russian Ruler Issues an Order In dicating the Part He Means to Play. The Prince Will Be Arrested Unless ne Accepts His Deposition as an Accomplished Fact —Warlike Attitude of the Porte. Rumor that Alexander Has Decided to Immediately Return to Bulgaria. Constantinople Excited Over a Rumor that Russia Will Occupy Bulgaria—Another Warm Debate in the British Commons. THE BULGARIAN TROUBLE. The Czar Orders the Arrest of the Prince Unless He Acquiesces in His Deposition. London, Aug. 26 —The British Foreign Office has been informed that Prince Alexander is both safe and free and that he is on his way to his home in Darmstadt The dispatches state that after being conveyed out of Bulgaria, the Prince was sot free at Reni. It is believed here that when Prince Alexander learns of the counter revolution in his favor he will at once return to Sofia. His presence there will, it is believed, quell all disorder and restore peace to the country. A single regiment cf troops, with the assist ance of a number of military cadets, accom plished the work of deposing Prince Alexander, Before proceeding against the Prince the revo lutionists arrested the commander of Prince A1 exander’s regiment, which was at Slivnitza. The provisional government, Beeing that the populace were violently loyal to the deposed Prince, resigned office and liberated the com mander, who at once brought bis regiment from Slivnitza, and disarmed the regiment which had assisted in deposing the Prince. After this the commander placed under arrest the political leaders who had managed the coup d’etat. The powers have recognized the government formed by M. Karaveloff, with him as Premier; M. Stor loff as Foreign Minister, M. Panoff as Minister of War, and M. Gueshoff as Minister of Finance. The provisional government has assured the Porte that the movement in favor of Prince Alexander is not inimical to Turkey, and has asked the Porte to reopen the railway between Constantinople and Phiiippopolis. The Czar has ordered that Prince Alexander be forwarded to Kissenoff if he refuses to accept his abdication as an accepted fact. The towns of Bulgaria are decked with flags, and there is general rejoicing at the overthrow ot the rebels. The Czar has permitted Prince Alexander to proceed to Germany by the way of Odessa. M. Nelidoff, the. Russian embassador to Con stantinople, has informed his colleagues that, in the event of serious disorders in Bulgaria, Rus sia would, with the other powers, consider neces sary measures for interfering. The universal impression in London is that the Czar will take advantage of the present revolu tion and counter-revolution to march into Bul garia under the pretense of restoring order. It is probably for this purpose that he has massed such a body of troops in Bessarabia under the command of a staff of no less than nineteen gen erals, not only the Panslavist organs of Mos cow, but even the more moderate of the Russian newspapers urging him to do so. But, according to the terms of the convention sigued by tho great powers a few months ago at Constanti nople, the Porte is expressly authorized, in case of a revolt, to march troops not only into East ern Roumelia but even into Bulgaria. Acting on this clause, the Sultan has ordered the imme diate occupation of the Roumelian frontier, and has caused a levy en masse of the Mussulman population throughout the empire. The whole of the reserves has also been called out. At any rate, the Turks will not permit a single Russian soldier to cross the Balkans or to enter the prov ince of Eastern Roumelia. Prince Alexandev received the news of the success of his friend?. .•> Sofia and the devotion of the Bulgarian army with deep emotion. The intelligence of the downfall of the provisional government was conveyed to him while be was en route to Darmstadt, and with the news came the suggestion that he would better return to Sofia. He telegraphed to his father at Darm stadt that he would visit Darmstadt, at all events, before returning to Bulgaria, and would there decide whether he would return or not. The Russians at Reni treated Prince Francis Joseph, Alexander’s brother, with great indignity. He requested his captors to allow a servant to ac company him, but was told, “Your brother can wait on you.” Prince Alexander has arrived at Darmstadt. It is positively stated that Prince Alexander, on learning of the result of the loyalist move ment, resolved to return to Bulgaria. He is ex pected to arrive to-morrow at Rustchuk, whence an army will conduct him in triumph to Sofia. The London Standard’s Berlin correspondent says: “Emperor William, on hearing of the seizure and kidnaping of Prince Alexander, wrote a sharp letter to the Czar, expressing amazement and indignation.” When the King of Servia heard of the events at Sofia, he said: “It is the greatest piece of in famy ever perpetrated in Europe. If I knew where Alexander was I would sacrifice all I pos sess to afford him assistance.” The report of the arrival of Alexander at Darmstadt is now denied. There is still oxtreme doubt as to the where abouts of Prince Alexander. A dispatch from Bucharest says Prince Alexanders father tele graphed to the Russian Foreign Office at St Petersburg for news of his son. The Russian Authorities replied that he had arrived at Reni, whence he -proposes to start on a foreign tour. The Levant Herald contains a statement which, it says, comes from a source of undoubted authority, to the effect that Prince Alexander will be detained at Reni till Wednesday next, when he will be permitted to proceed to Vienna on parole, under escort of a Russian officer. It is believed that unless Prince Alexander consents on oatn not to return to Bulgaria, he will be bound to return a prisoner to Russia. The London Morning Post’s Constantinople correspondent telegraphs that the greatest ex citement exists in that city, growing out of the belief that Russia intends to occupy Bulgaria. The Turkish authorities are in a state of fever ish alarm, and there is great activity among the beads of the military department The recruit ing of 30,000 men in Syria has been ordered, and this ia probably the beginning of a wholesale conscription unless matters in Bulgaria speedily resume their normal condition. IRISH QUESTIONS. Another Amendment to the Address—Warm Debate Over General Buller’s Mission. London, Aug. 26 —Thomas Sexton, Parnell ite, pave notice to the House of Commons, this evening, of his intention to move the following amendment to the address in reply to the Queen s speech: “We humbly represent to your Majesty that the circumstances accountable for the recent riots in Belfast dictate the necessity for special measures to maintain order there, the most urgent of these measures being the re-establish ment of your Majesty’s authority in the district wherefrom the police have been expelled, by the increase of the local constabulary *o such strength as will enable it to deal with any proba ble Contingency.” Stf,Michael Hicks-Beacb, Chief Secretary for Ireland, replying to Mr. Edward Russell, who yesterday gave notice of his intention to move, the adjournment of the House for the purpose of ascertaining if the government’s ob jeefcin sending Gen. Sir Red vers Buller to Ire land was to establish martial law, declared that the General was not sent to Ireland to establish martial law nor to strain the ordinary law, but merely to assist the civil authorities in the work of preserving social order. This reply was not deemed satisfactory by the opposition, and Mr. Russell moved the adjourn ment of the Honse. The whole opposition, con sisting of all the Gladstonian and Parnellite members, arose in support of * the motion, and Mr. Russell proceeded to contend that the policy pt the government was to degrade Ireland to the level of a savage and barbarous country. General Buller was known only as a military man. His appointment would not conduce to peace in Ireland. Ho [Mr. Russell] lamented the condition of Kerry. Such a eondition existed only in ill governed countries. The government ought not to be handed over to the military, but the ut most ought to be done to reorganize tho civil authority. General Buller was chosen because he was a soldier. The government doubtless thought that the work they would have to do would be soldiers’ work. He hoped the result would not be similar to that of Clifford Lloyd’s efforts. It had been predicted that General Buller would treat the moonlighters like rebels. Those cheers were significant If tie prediction should prove true, it would establish the doc trine of constructive treason by creating a dan gerous precedent He appealed to the opposi tion to support the motion, which was intended to prevent a subversion of the constitution of the country. The government’s action was sen sational and opposed to all ideas of good states manship. The introduction of military law was always regarded as a degradation of tho civil law. To put into the hands of the military the administration of jnstice meant a danger to the country fraught with mischief. Lord Churchill said that Mr. Russell had made an earnest and exhaustive speech. He [My. Russell] held strong opinions and used strong language. . He had warned them that the ap pointment of Sir Redvers Buller would imperil civil aqd religious liberty, the freedom of the presaxacd the administration of justice, and a conflagration over the whole of Ireland" Supposing that Mr. Russell's motion was carried, what would be the effect? Why, ab solutely nothing. The House would adjourn aud a day be lost, and when the members met acain General Buller would be well on his way to Ker ry. If Mr, Russell wished to raise a question he should have moved an amendment to the address. If, then, the amendment had been carried, it would have put an end to General Buller’s mis sion. and would also have ended the present government, which was more to Mr. Russell’s purpose. That would have been a rational, sensi ble course. Continuing, the speaker said that Mr. Russell objected to General Buller because the latter was a soldier, implying that he [Bul ler] would treat the Irish like savages. But only six months ago Mr. Childers made a soldier on the active list—namely, Sir Charles Warren —fill a civil position, not over savages, but pre sumably over the civilized inhabitants of Lon don. Mr. Sexton (interposing)—Did they make Sir Charles Warren a magistrate? Lord Randolph Churchill—l am informed that he is intrusted with the duties of a magistrate. [Cries of “No.”] General Buller has been ap pointed because the government believes that there has been a failure of energv on the part of the constabulary and police in detecting crime in Kerry. In a similar way the late govern ment appointed Sir Charles Warren, although be uad relations with foreign tribes, to manage the police of Lpndon. Therefore Mr. Russell is precluded from obtaining tho support of the op position. lam told that this motion was intro duced in order to interrupt the regular proceed ings of the House and intervene between the House and the speech of Mr. Chamberlain. [Cheers, cries of “No,” and a general uproar.] It seems strange that the strong feeling just manifested did not explode on previous nights, but has been carefully pent up until the occasion when Mr. Chamberlain intended to resume the debate. It is a great compliment to Mr. Cham berlaiu. because it shows that the opposition fear the effects of his arguments. In conclusion, Churchill said: “The motion will not have a practical issue. The government refuses to dis cuss the merits of General Buller’s appointment, and will have nothing more to do with the dis cussion.” Sir William Vernon-Harcourt thought the ob jection raised by Lord Randolph Churchill came with singularly bad grace from one who had formerly been so much in the habit of abusing tho practice of moving an adjournment, and who bad so frequently impeded the business of the House by so doing. The speaker strongly ob jected to the tone and spirit in which the ap pointment had been announced. It was ap parently meant that General Buller was going to deal with armed rebels and to shoot them without trial. Even if the moonlighters were murderers such action was unjustifiable. Con tinuing, be said that the reference to Sir Charles Warreu was beside the mark, because that gen tleman had no military authority whatever. The House ought to know the exact relations be tween General Buller and the civil authorities; it ought to know whether or not General Buller was independent of the-chief inspector of con stabulary. If the government assured the House that the appointment was not a purely military one, tho opinion of the opposition would be ma terially modified. He deprecated the provoca tive attitude of the government on this question, but he hoped Mr. Russeil would withdraw his motion. Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Chief Secretary for Ireland, said he would not have taken part in the discussion but for the outrageous attacks upon the character of an officer as humano as he was brave. General Buller was selected because the government believed that he would act uo rightly, constitutionally, justly and humanely. The appointment was a civil one, and not a military one. General Buller would possses the powers of a divisional magistrate, enabling him to do all things necessary to repress crime and outrage. The inspector-general of the con stabulary had telegraphed that he would give General Buller his heartiest support. General Buller would report only to the Chief Secretary for Ireland. Mr. Russell’s motion was finally rejected by a vote of 241 to 146. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Chief Secretary for Ireland, replying to the question asked by Mr. William Redmond (Parnellite) concerning the eviction of sixty tenants from tho Marquis of Ely’s estates in Wexford, on the 23d inst . said the persons evicted were laborers and artisans, and not farmers; that they had obtained houses in the town, bnt that the local league compelled them to leave and go to the work house. [Con servative cheers.] Mr. Harrington said the league that did that was a local league, and not the Irish National League. The Right Hon. Edward Stanhope, Colonial Secretary, announced that the government hoped to open an emigration bureau during next October. They did not, he Baid, intend to pro mote emigration, but simply to circulate in formation of the kind most desirable for poor people thinking of going abroad to know. Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, resuming the debate on Mr. Parnell’s amendment to the address, said his only objection to the first part of the amend ment was the fact that it was needless to add it to the address unless the House was prepared to act upon it The second part of the amendment, he said, was an implied censure on the govern ment. He would do nothing, he declared, to ex pel the present government from power while that which stood ready to replace it was com mitted to & policy of separation. He did not believe that the government would ever tax England for the benefit of Irish tenants, bnt if it did, he should feel it to be his duty to place himself in strenuous opposition to snch action. Mr. Chamberlain said be beiived that another appeal to the country would be worse for the Parnellites than the last had been. He wanted to know if tenants would be permitted by the Parnellites to pay their rents it they were will ing to do so, and also asked if the Parnellites supported Mr. Parnell’s at titude when he said, at Chicago, that it was the duty of himself and his followers to make English government of Ireland impossible. If the Parnellites repeated that speech, he said, they must also repudiate American donations to the Irish fund. Be admitted that if the present depression in Ireland was to be continued the judicial rents would be unfair. That matter de manded impartial consideration in equity, but in the meantime it was the duty of the govern ment to maintain the law as it exists. The House adjourned with the mutual under standing, with those favoring and opposing the amendment, that the debate should terminate to-morrow. Trouble in the Parnell Camp. Dublin, Aug. 26. —The Express (Conservative) says that serious trouble is brewing in the Par nellito camp. The danger arises, the Express says, from the threatening attitude of a man who once was deep in the secrets of the “Par nellite conclave,” and his former associates “are now considering the question whether he cau be silonced.” THE BELFAST RIOTS. Expectation that the Disturbances Will Be Renewed on a Large Scale. Belfast, Aug. 26.— The Rev. Dr. Kane, the Protestant clergyman who declared that unless the police were immediately disarmed 200,000 armed Orangemen would relieve them of their weapons, is again out with a declaration charg ing the magistrates of Belfast with criminal par leying with lawlessness. The Orangemen of Belfast have called to night a meeting of their fraternity to consider and adopt the best means of helping to restore order in their city. The Rev. Hugh Hanna, D, D., of St Enoch Church, city, has published a letter in reference to the rioting yesterday evening on the Shank hill road. Dr. Hanna advises all respectable residents of Belfast to remain at their homes as closely as possible for some days to come. He says he fears that the Belfast disorders are to be revived in a worse than ever, and that the future loss of life in riots throughout the city will be much more dreadful than it has been hithgrto. The soldiers, the Doctor says, will be obliged to fire upon the citizens. Thirty men who had been ccrawcted of taking an active part in the recent? riots were sentenced to-day to various terms of imprisonment, one of them to thirteen months. A number of other men arrested on the same charge were committed for trial. FOREIGN MISCELLANY. A Proposed Russo-French Alliance The Scheme of a Paris Advocate. St. Petersburg, Aug. 26.—Paul Deroulede, the # Frencb advocate, whose presence here agitat ing a union of Russia and France in a war against “their common enemy, Germany,” has created such a sensation, has been given another banquet, this time by Russian authors, artists and journalists. Tho banquet was private. It is learned, however, that the tendency of all the toasts and speeches was to emphasize what the French lawyer described as “The inborn sympa thy between France and Russia.” and “The be neficent influence which French and Russian literature and art exercise upon each other.” The Loss of Life at Mandalay. London, Aug. 26. —In the House of Commons Sir’J. E. Gorst, Under Secretary for India, stat ed that tlfe los£ of life caused by the breaking of the Irrawaddy river’s embankment in Mandalay, Burraah, was only twenty five. No Europeans had been drowned. Those rendered destitute by the flood were being supolied gratuitously with food, but there were not many applicants for charity. Tho Under Secretary also announced that 163 miles of the projected railway between Rangoon, India, and Mandalay, had already been constructed. The whole length of tho road will be 416 miles. Depression In the Shipping Trade. Glasgow, Aug. 26.—The present condition of the shipping trade is the worst on record. Thirty-four steamers and twenty-three sailing vessels are rotting at their docks, having been idle some two years. This state of affairs is at tributed to low freights and the general depres sion in business. A Large Force of Evicters. Dublin, Aug. 26.—Five hundred policemen and troops have left Birr to assist at evictions on the estates of the Marquis of Clanricarde, in Galway. The Birr branch of the National League has given notice to tradesmen not to sup ply the evicting party with provisions or means of- conveyance. The Chief Fire Engineers. Special to tlie Indianapolis Journal. Providence, R. I, Aug. 26.—Tho third day’s session of the fire engineers met in Masonic Tom pie at 9 o’clock this morning, President Worthley in the chair. The report of the secretary rhowed a total membership of 256. There were eight deaths during the year. The report of the treas urer showed receipts of $976.15, expenditures, $974.78; balance on hand, $1.37. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, George A. Steere, of Rhode Island; secretary, Henry A. Hills, of Ohio; treasurer, A C. Hendricks, of Connecticut, and twenty vice-presidents from various States of the Union. The chief engineer s went to New port this afternoon, drove around that city and returned by speeial boat at 9p. M. They will meet again to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock on Exchange Piace, to witness the exhibition of compound fire extinguishers, steamers and gey ser water-throwers. Declines To Do Discharged. Special to the Indianapolis Journal, , Chicago, Aug. 26.—Allen Tuell, a distributing clerk in the mailing division of the pcstoifice, who was discharged on Tuesday, declined to accept his pay yesterday. He says he has influential friends in Washington, and proposes to test his superior officer’s right to discharge him, as he claims, without other cause than that he is a Re publican. He has been in the poatoffke since August. I, 1871. lie gives it out that he desires some better reason than has beeu stated, and in tends to find out about it. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AN ILLEGAL APPOINTMENT. The Successor of Frederick Douglass Commissioned in Defiance of Law, And Bis Continuance in Office, Under Existing Circumstances, is Liable to Lead to Com plications of a Serious Character. Important Points in a Pending Special Extradition Treaty with Mexico. llow Democrats Evade the Civil-Service Law in the Matter of Assessments—-Senator Harris's Interview with Cleveland. THE MATTHEWS APPOINTMENT. Ik Was Made In Defiance of the Taws Gov erning Such Cases. Special to the Indianapolis JonrnaU Washington, Auc. 26.—-The Critic this morn, ing publishes the following respecting the recent reappointment of Mr. Matthews to the position of recorder of deeds for the District of Colam* bi&: “The following is an exact cony of the Press* dent’s letter, on file in the office of the execu tive clerk of the Seiyite: “To the Senate of the United States: "I nominate James C. Matthews, of New York, is be recorder cf deeds in the DUtriet of Columbia, vice Frederick Douglass, who has resigned. “GfeOVEB CLEVSIiAWe. •‘Executive Mansion, Washington, March 4 1886, “There are no conditions Accompanying the President’s letter as to a vacancy existing, fo* he says Douglass has resigned. The subsequent action of the President in commissioning Mat thews as recorder of deeds was. therefore, to fill a vacancy, which happened while the Senate was in session. This action brings both the Presi dent nnd Matthews under the penalties of sec tions No. 1771 and 1772 of the Revised Statutes, and the conditions are aggravated by the fact Os Matthews having already been rejected by the Senate. The continuance of Matthews to act as recorder of deeds, under these circumstances, is not unlikely to create as much commotion—if not some very serious real estate complications —as any other darky ever found iu a wood pile.” What the President Says. Special to the I ndiar.aeolie Journal. New York, Aug. 26.— The Herald publish* an interview with tho President concerning ths reappointment of Mr, Matthews as recorder ol deeds of the District of Columbia. In reply t< a request to state the reasou for the reappoint ment the President said: “It the Senate re jocted Matthews by a party vote, then one partj did not rise to the importance of the occasion, It was a matter of very grave importance, is which partisanship is curiously and obviously out of place.” The President added that he had made careful inquiries about Matthews, and wai assured that he was one of the most capable and intelligent of his race. Ho felt sure that th people would come to see that he was right in regarding it a judicious thing to recognize th* Democratic colorod people in this appointment. A DIPLOMATIC SECRET. Important Points in a Special Extradition Treaty with Mexico. Special to the ludlanitpolis Journal. Washington, Aug. 2t>.— a well kept diplo matic and executive secret, to which interest is given by the possibility of a request being madt by the United States for the surrender by Mexi co of Mondragon, for trial in this country, is ths fact that a special extradition troaty between tbs United States and Mexico is now awaiting final action by the Mexican Congress, having been accepted with amendments by the United States in June of this year. The treaty provides that the surrender to either country, by the authori ties of the other, shall be discretionary with ths executive, whenever a notorious crime has been committed. This treaty, although approved by both nations, still lacks the final Mexican sanc tion to render It operative. The only signift* cauce of the treaty is the indication of a die posi tion on the part of the United States to main tain such relations with Mexico. Mexico already has this authority to surrender a notorious criminal; but the United States has no such power without this treaty. When Mexico has voluntarily surrendered such prisoners, the United States has only accepted the action with an understanding that no obligation to recipro cate was involved. EVADING THE CIVIL-SERVICE LAW. How the Democratic Congressional Commit* tee Sells Its Hooks for SIOO,OOO. Washington Special. Uver since the organization cf the Democratic congressional committee, there has been a quan dary over funds. How to raise money without assessing officeholders puzzled the committee. They were preparing a campaign book, and hadn’t money enough to pay for it Finally they were struck with a happy thought. Why not sell the book to the public? Sell it to office holders. This wouldn’t be a violation of the civil-service law. There arc 100,000 officeholders, and at $1 apiece for a book that costs 10 cents, a very strong sum for campaign expenses can be raised. This happy thought was collared before it got away. Chairman Kenr.a was interviewed to day on this scheme, and be said the committee had re fused to receive mere than $1 for the book. Ac cording to the virtuous and self-sacrificing chair man, the committee had refused gold galore. Says Ken na: "One official said tome: T want a copy of your text-book and here’s SIOO to pay for it.’ I took only $1 and put his name on the list for a copy of the book. We do not intend to have any comments or criticisms to the effect that we have taxed office holders, so we decline all money from them, except for tl\p purchase of text-books at $1 per copy.” The Senator might have added that any office holder xnay order just as many text books at $1 a copy as he wants. The SIOO can be laid out in text books to be distributed by the committee ae they see At. There is no violation of the law m this. The office-holder need not buy a text-book if he does not want it, bat it gets around tha prohibitory clause as to receiving and paying contributions for political purposos in a very neat and easy manner. A LIVELY INTERVIEW. Senator Harris's Forcible aiul I'nngent Re marks to President Cleveland, Wathinston Special. An evening paper has the following about the colored Democrat whose renomination as regis ter of deeds for tha District of Columbia after his rejection by the Senate has alienated several Democratic Senators from the President. It il reported that one day when Congress was ie session Senator Harris, of Tennessee, went tt see the President about an appointment ip bin State which some of his constituents were iuter-