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j J. H. EfcTILL, Editor sud Proprietor, f CARS RAZE A BUILDING. FIFTEEN PEOPLE INJURED IN THE CRASH. The Engineer Probably Dead by this Time—Many of His Fireman’s Bones Broken Failure of the Brakes Throws the Cars From the Track and They Rush Into a Signal Tower. Washington, Aug. 17.—The few resi dents in the neighborhood of the Baltimore and Ohio “Y,"’ who were up auel on the street at 0:30 o’clock this morning witnessed a singular and startling scene. It was no less than that of a train of cars leaping from the track and rushing, with the speed of lightning, and the crash of a tlmnderbolt, through a brick house. In an instant the train and house were in a heap of ruins and the track for some distance was littered with debris. The train to which this acci dent occurred was No. 4, coming from the A Vest, and duo here at 0:20 o’clock. About 0:30 o’clock it came thundering into the city over the Metropolitan branch, and at a curve nearly a mile away from the “Y”*be gan whistling ‘‘down brakes.” WHISTLING IN VAIN. For some reason the brakes were not put down. The air brakes, it was stated, did not work, and the engineer began blowing his distress whistle for the hrakeinan to put on the regular brakes. Either the brake man did not heed the signal or it was not given in time to be of use, for the train, flying at a frightful rate, came thundering down toward the sharp curve at the “Y.” On the south side of the “Y,” in a little corner made by the intersection of the tracks, was located the railroad signal tower, a brick structure three stories high, where railroad men are employed to regu late the signals and switches at the “Y.” CARS LEAVE THE TRACK. AVhen thh train turned the sharp curve of the "Y” with fearful headway, the cars be hind the engine flew from the track and smashed into the signal tower, and in an in stant there was a wreck, which, for confu sion, has seldom been equaled in railroad annals. The engine was dragged from the track, plowed through the dirt and mud a distance of 150 feet, and then rolled over. There it lay, giving forth its steam and hot water in great jets. The steam and water were blown through a house, and some of the inmates were badly scalded. Near the engine lay Hamilton Brosius, the engineer, crushed and dying, and his fireman with several bones broken. PANIC AND CONFUSION. Behind the engine was a scene of panic and confusion. One car was crushed and nearly buried under the tracks ami timbers of tiie demolished building. Two sleeping coaches and one passenger coach remained on the track. The mail car, the express car and the baggage car were rolled over and their sides were crushed. The roof of one car protruded from the ruins of the building. The disaster, of course, at once created intense excitement. The fire alarm was sounded, which brought the fire department and police to the scene. Ambulances were hur riedly sent for and a corps of physicians came, summoned from every direction. Many injured passengers were removed and taken to neighboring bouses, drug stores or to hospituls. In this way eighteen or twenty people were got out of the wreck, some of them only slightly injured, and others with bones broken and bodies badly bruised and cut. IN THE TOWER. In the signal tower on the upper floor, an observatory, A\ r illiam Baxter, the railroad signal man. was at work. On the ground floor Joseph Haley, a young man employed bv the railroad company, was engaged cleaning lamps. Baxter, it appears, realized the impending danger in time. He gave a shout to Haley and leaped from the tower to the ground. He broke his arm in the fall and was badly shaken up but seems to have escaped more serious in jury. Haley below, however, was buried in the ruins of the house. AA’hon he was disinterred it was found that the timbers had fallen so as to protect him from the tons of brick and mortar above him. He was badly frightened and bruised and blind ed by lime and plaster. NAMES OF THE INJURED. The following is a full list of the injured: Charles Koch, Cincinnati, badly injured in the back. Q Mrs. Charles Koch, of Cincinnati, slightly shocked. Charles Morrison, of Cincinnati, slightly in.iiired in the back. Frank Donaur, of St. Louis, shoulder dis located. J. H. Smith, of Cincinnati, fireman, both legs broken. AVillhelm Buck, of Cincinnati, head bad ly cut. Mrs. Alary Buck, of Cincinnati, badly shocked. Ed. Sechemeyer, of Cincinnati, slightly injured. George Henley, of Washington, seriously injured. William Baxter, telegraph operator, of AA’ashington, painfully injured about the head. The Chicago and Cincinnati sleepers did not leave the track. AVilliam Bradford, who lives near Lynch burg, Vu., was bruised about the head. SOME ONE TO BE BLAMED. The Chatsworth Jury Still in Doubt as to the Culprit. Chicago, Aug. 17. —A special to the Daily Arn* from Chut-sworth, 111., says: “A ver dict fixing the blame for the railway wreck was expected before noon to day from the Coroner’s jury, but the members lmvo decided to catechise Station Agent Mason, of Piper City, and Roadnmster Ennis before reaching a conclusion. Some °f the jurors Hro not satisfied with the con duct of Mason, whose attention was called early Wednesday evening to a lire on the track. Other jurors are slow to censure Seetion Master Coughlin until they know precisely all about the orders he received from Hoad master Ennis. The Jury this morning was evenly divided 0,1 the nature of their verdict. Three of the jurors—Post mast or Bears, and the farmers Shea and Brigham—wanted to practically exonerate the management of the road by declaring the accident due to the earelessnoes and ilisobodiencei of Cough lin. The other three jurors—Hard wnreman, a turner, Grocer Cloz, and Grain Dealer Gslorne—were inclined todeol leniently with ' oiighlfn and censure the management.of the ro id, especially for running such a monster double-header train. Coroner long is said l>e under many obligations to the com pany for passes, etc., and spends much of his time at the hotel and elsewhere with the Opmpany’s attorney. Long fa vors a verdict throwing the blame on Coughlin. The lat ter is u poor, awkward looking fellow —loug, ®°ny, and stammers frightfully.” Justifiable Shooting. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 17.— Editor Smith, w 'ho shot Caldwell on Monday, was dis charged yesterday, the vardict being justi fiable shooting. IBje iltffning COLORADO’S OUTBREAK. Federal Troops Held in Readiness to Move at Short Notice. A\ ashington, Aug. 17. —A telegram was received at the War Department to-day from Gen. Terry stating that the Governor of Colorado has requested Gen. Crook tp assist the civil authorities in serving a proc ess upon two Ute bucks who had been indicted by the grand jury. Gen. Terry asked for instructions for the guidance of himself and Cion. Crook in the matter. A telegram was sent in reply directing him to hold troops in readiness to give aid at a moment’s notice in case of necessity. The AA ar Department has received no of ficial information upon the reported en gagement between Colorow’s band and the Sheriff’s posse, and the military authorities do not fqel authorized to order troops to assist the civil authorities in their efforts to arrest the indicted Indians. In .the event of the defeat of the posse and Colorow’s taking to the war path Gen. Crook, who is near at hand, has full author ity to take any needful action to protect the people. lu view of the atisenee of any official information of an outbreak, how ever, the AVar Department officials are dis posed to characterize most of the reports re ceived as exaggerations. TREACHEROUS BRUTES. Denver, Col., Aug. 17,11 p. m.—The latest news from the seat of the Ute out break is to the effect that Sheriff Kendall came into Meeker last night bringing with him fohr Colorow men for the purpose of holding a pow-wow. The Indians ask that fifteen days be granted them in which to reach their reservation in Utah, and, this being grant ed, the Indians asked an escort through the settlement on their return to Colorow. Two men were sent with them, one being a Mor mon interpreter. When outside of town the Indians turnod upon their escort with knives and severely wounded them. The whites were also fired upon by a party of Utes in ambush, but neither one was hurt. Sheriff Kendall has telegraphed Gov. Adams that no time should be lost in pushing troops to the front as rapidly as possible. He anticipated an attack upon Meeker and all the unprotected settlements and ranches as soon as Colorow’s three bands are united. United States Mar shal Hill to-day telegraphed Gen. CrooK that the assistance of U nited States troops was urgently needed. The militia which left Denver, Colorado Springs and Leadville last night for Glenwood Springs have been delayed oa the road, and will not reach there until to-morrow evening. GERMANS HELD AS SLAVES. A Terrible Experience in Yucatan for Eighteen Months. Chicago, Aug. 17.—The Inter-Ocean's special from Ausable, Mich., says: “Ernest Schoeltz, a newcomer here, tells a startling story of personal outrage. With his wife and one son, Schoeltz sailed from Germany for the United States. The ship touched at a Yucatan port, and Schoeltz and his family, together with a number of other emi grants, were sold into slavery. They remained in the interior of the country eighteen months and then escaped to Cam peachy, only to be again taken into custody and subjected to the most inhuman treat ment. toiling like slaves. They were compelled to work in the boil ing sun without any covering to their bodies. His wife was driven into a field to work three days after the birth of a child. They were provided with but two pounds of corn meal a day and this continued nearly two years and a half. Then his wife fell ill and was sent to a hospital. The husband was allowed to visit her occasionally, and while making one of these calls he fell in with a German sailor who agreed to carry the family to LOgena, whence they were sent to the United States by the German Consul. Schoeltz and his wife show upon their person the effect of their inhuman treatment.” LOUISVILLE INVITES HIM. He Promises to Spend a Few Hours In the City if Possible. AVashington, Aug. 13.—A delegation of prominent citizens of Louisville, Ky., in cluding the President of the Louisville Board of Trade, and the editors of the Louisville Commercial, headed by Hon. J. A. McKenzie, Secretary of State, called at Oakviow to-day and on behalf of Gov. Knott, for the State of Kentucky and the city of Louisville, presented an urgent and flattering invitation to the President to visit Louisville on his AA'estarn tour. The President expressed an earnest desire to meet the good people of Louisville, and said that he would gladly accept the invitation if he found it possible to do so. He assured the committee that he would certainly make an effort to spend at least a few hours in their city. At their solicitation Gen. A. E. Stevenson, First Assistant Postmaster General accompanied the delegation to Oakview and made the presentations to the President. INTEREST ON BONDS. Harvey Fisk & Sons’ Offer Accepted by the Secretary. AA'ashinoton, Aug. 17.-.-Secretary Fair child opened bids at noon to-day for the sale to the government of ]xr eent. 1 Kinds, under the terms of his recent circular. The total offerings were $1,4ti4,950 coupon and ,7.50 registered, making a total of $N,22i.7(K). All but #15,000 were offered at or below 110. The Secretary accepted the offer of Harvey Fisk & Sons to sell $1,000,- 000 coupons and $1,500,000 registered 4b per cents at 103.14. All other bids were re jected. It is stated at the Treasury Depart ment. that, the government has made a sav ing of $242,125 in interest in buying these bonds. Applications were received at, the Treas ury to-day for the prepayment of interest on" registered bonds amounting to $1,085, 400, making the total to date #02,787,150. EQUIPPING NAVY YARDS. Expenditures AVhlch AVill Put New York and Norfolk in Good Condition. AVashington, Aug. 17.—Orders were issuei 1 to-day from the Navy Department to the commandants of the New York and Norfolk navy yards to prepare schedules of new tools required to fit these yards for building a modern steel war vessel. All of the tools will be purchased by contract attar advertisement. Constructor Pook, of the New York navy vard, who is in the the city, snyi that an allowance of $75,000 for extending the plant of the yard will lie sufficient to place that yard on an equal footing with the best private ship-building establishments in the country. An equal allowance has been made for the purchase ot tools for the Norfolk yard, and will suf fice to equip it so that a complete modern ironclad can be built there. Emporor AVUllam Indisposed. Berlin, Aug. IT.—Emperor William is indisposed, and, in accordance with his phvsician’s advice, is keeping to his bed. SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1887. STANFORD ON HIS DIGNITY HE FILES HIS ANSWERS TO THE COMMISSIONS PETITION. A Claim That He Tried to Comply With the Request -He Feels Hurt That He; Should Be Asked Whether He Ever Attempted to Bribe Legis lators. San Francisco, Aug. 17.— There was filed in the United States Circuit Court here yesterday the answer of Senator Inland Stanford to the petition of the Pacific Rail road Commissioners to compel Mr. Stan ford to answer question* relating to the use of money for the purpose of influencing legislation in connection with the Central Pacific railroad. Mr Stanford says that after receiving the circular from the com mission in May of this year calling for cer tain information, he endeavored to comply with the request. Answers containing all available information were presented and submitted to the commission. Since the arrival of the commission In San Fran cisco he has waited upon them, the princi pal officers and employes of the Central Pa cific Company have waited upon them, and every person in the employ of the company whose presence was desired, or who could furnish them information in respect to the subjectsof their investigation have promptly and cheerfully done so. THE LAW COMPLIED WITH. “The provisions of the law creating the Central Pacific Company have been com plied with. The repeal of the act of Con gress creating the company would not do away with the Central Pacific Railroad Company. Its existence does not depend upon an act of Congress. It owes its exist ence to the laws of the State of Cali fornia, and to those laws alone. However, the repeal of the act of Congress may affect bounties, it can in no wise affect the existence of the company. The annual examinations of the affairs of the company have been made by government officials, and the accounts be tween the government and company ad justed accordingly. The President’s exam ination by the Pacific Commission has not only extended to affairs of the Central Pacific Railway Company, but has extend ed to a searching investigation of the af fairs of all the consolidated and allied com panies connected with tliat corporation. All business relations have been exposed to the public and the prying curiosity of rival bus iness competitors.” DONE OUT OF SPITE. Mr. Stanford states that it is in regard to that class of property with which the gov ernment has no connection that he declines to answer the questions propounded. The questions have been asked and a line of ex amination pursued, manifestly prompted by disaffected and hostile parties, whose aim was more pursuit of personal enmitv of a private character than interest to the public at large or the ends of justice. “In my tes timony given to the Commissioners I have said in substance, and now repeat, that I have never corrupted, or attempted to corrupt any member of a Legislature, or any public official, or have authorized any agent to do so. I regret that the Commissioners have deemed it their duty to propound questions involving criminality on my part, or on the part of persons whose names have been mentioned by the Commissioners in such questions, answers to which, for the reasons already stated, I have felt con strained to decline to make.” CONFIDENT OF PROTECTION. In conclusion Mr. Stanford says that he is confident that the protection accorded every citizen of the United States by its laws will absolve him from considering such questions, and he claims that the court should not make the order prayed for in the petition of the Commissioners. By order of the Pacific Railway Commis sion the following disjiatch was sent to President Cleveland to-day: “Two suits are j lending in the United States Circuit Court of this district involving the right of this commission to examine a witness ooneeril ing the payment of money to influence legis lation. As we are under your immediate direction we respectfully request your judg ment as to whetneror not we should employ counsel to assist the District Attorney. Our judgment is that we should. Please an swer.” A DEN OF MURDERERS. Cowboys Shot Down While Searching for a Lost Companion. Chicago, Aug. 17.—A special dispatch to the Times from Albuquerqe, N. M., says: “A report conies from Newton’s ranch in Tonto Basin that several cowlxiys left Hol brook some days ago in search of a man named Blevins who had been missing several days. They were reinforced by four other cowboys who joined in the search. Next day they reached the residence of Mr. Tewksboraigs, in Tonto Basin. After making inquiry about the missing man they turned to ride away, when a volley was fired from the house, killing John Paine and J. R. Gtllespie, and severely wounding G. T. Tucker. Tucker died before they reached the ranch. A party has left, hereto recover the bodies of Paine and Gillespie, arid further bloodshed is feared.” VINCENT GUILTY. The Jury Recommends Him to the Mercy of the Court. Montgomery, Aug. 17.—This afternoon the jury in the second case of the Htate vs. Treasurer Vincent, for embezzlement, brought in a verdict of guilty, with a recom mendation to mercy, The indictment churged the embezzlement of s’.*,o(lo, sent on a certain date to a cotton house in Now Orleans. Vincent, in his statement, said he had a settlement with the house prior te this shipment and that, he was paid SIB,OOO profits. His attorney* claimed that this SO,OOO was his own. The State’s attorneys held that, not only this but all other money used by him in trade with said firm was money of the State. RAILROADERS TO FIGHT. Bloodshed Probable In a Right of Way Conflict. St. Paul, Aug. 17.—A Winnipeg special to the Pioneer Press says: “It is learned that the Canadian Isciflc Railroad yester day sent road building material and a gang of 50 men over it* southwestern branch to Morris, where work was to begin to-night constructing a spur line crossing the route of the Red River Valley road, thus obstructing the building of the latter. An open conflict between the forces of the opposing roads is expected to-day, us the Red river graders are nearing this point. The Rod river people will put their road through at all hazards.” A Bank Swindler Arreeted. Montreal, Aug. 17.—Charles Page, who swindled the Jacques Cartier Bank out, of $25,000, was arrested last evening at Ver sailles, Uuebec, about eight mOe* from the border line All the money was found in bin possession. FERDINAND’S BAD B’IX. Both Russia and Germany Opposed to His Course. St. Petersburg, Aug. 17.—The Journal de St. Petersbourg says the Russian Em bassy at Constantinople has handed to the Porte a protest against Prince Ferdinand’s occupancy of the Bulgarian throne. It declares that ho has been guilty of an audacious attempt against the rights of the powers, and that responsibility for his adventure and for his flagrant violation of these rights must now rest entirely with him, even should other powers 11111111 fit to permit violations of their privileges. Tlie Journal, however, makes this pertinent inquiry: “Can it tie supposed that Russia will consider herself alone bound to become defender of what remains of the Berlin treaty j” An eminent police official expresses the opinion that the revolutionary movement in Russia continues to spread rapidly, especially among the students and priests. The Minister of the Interior has ordered that a close watch lie kept on the academies, schools and other institutions. GERMANY’S ATTITUDE. London, Aug. 17. —The German agont at Sofia has been instructed to continue admin istrative relations with the Bulgarian gov ernment, but to avoid anything of a nature that might lead Prince Ferdinand to suppose tliat Germany was holding official relations with him. The French Consuls in Bulgaria have been instructed to discontinue even business rela tions with the government. BISMARCK AGAINST THE PRINCE. Berlin, Aug. 17. —The North German Gazette's article, saying that Germany can not approve Prince Ferdinand’s course, is supposed to have been inspired by Prince Bismarck, as a result of his interview with Count Schouveloff, Hie Russian ambassa dor. BENEFIT FROM RECOGNITION. Rome, Aug. 17.—The Riferma insists that recognition of Prince Ferdinand by some of the powers is sufficient to make his election valid in accordance with the Berlin treaty. ASSUMES COMMAND. Vienna, Aug. 17.—Prince Ferdinand has issued a general order assuming the chief command of the Bulgarian army. STANLEY’S SAFETY. A Report that He Has Been Massacred Reaches Paris. Paris, Aug. 17.—A dispatch from Zanzi bar has been received at the Foreign Office which says: “Henry M. Stanley, the ex plorer, lias been massacred by natives, after having been deserted by his escort.” THE REPORT DISCREDITED. LONDON, Aug. 17.—Tho report sent from Zanzibar to the French Foreign Office an nouncing that Explorer Stanley had been deserted by his escort and massacred by na tives is not credited bore. Neither the For eign Office nor the Emin Bev Relief Com mittee has received any now* regarding the alleged massacre. The officials of the Foreign Office are surprised at the intelligence in the dis|iatch received by the French government, and say that if tlie news of Stanley’s death lias been re ceived at Zanzibar, the British agent there had failed to send it. Sir Francis DeWin ton, President of the Emin Bey Re lief Commission, says tliat trustworthy news of the Stanley expedition, could not possibly have arrived at Zanzibar so soon after the arrival of the expedition at Aruwimi on J une 17. At the offices of the Congo Free State Association in Brussels and in other well informed circles tho report that ex plorer Stanley was murdered is discredited. ERIN’S COMING TRIUMPH Gladstone Writes a Letter to Chesh ire’s Newly Elected Candidate. London, Aug. 17.—Mr. Gladstone has written a letter to Mr. Brunner, tho suc cessful candidate for Parliament in the Northwich election, in which the ex-Pre mier “Few will seek to disguise the unquestionable addi tion thus made to the evidence now rapidly approaching a demonstrative character that the people of England intend te do full justice to the people of Ireland, by con fiding to them, in a spirit alike generous and wise, tho conduct of Irish affaire. It is to be lamented that years of the precious legislative life of the country should have Ins'll spent in a controversy which can only end in one way. But while it is important that the nation’s judgment be speedy it 1s more important tliat when it does come it shall be unequivocal and decisive.” CHARLESTON CHIPS. A Large Excursion to the Mountains— A Sale Cancelled. Charleston, 8. C., Aug. 17.—A large number of Charlestonians left for the moun tains this morning on the special summer excursion train on tho South Carolina and Atlantic Coast line, tho exact number teing *135 souls, not counting children under 12 years of age. With these tho excursion numbered nearly 1,000. They are bound for Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg and Walhalla. The tickets were sold at about $5 50 each and the excursionists have till Sept. 3 to return. There is no yet to the murderer of Croghan. ♦ Tlie sale of the New Brighton Hotel, ad vertised to take plare to-morrow, will not take place, the proprietors having settled with the creditors. America’s Bar Association. Saratoga, N. Y.. Aug. 17.—The tenth annual meeting of the American liar Asso ciation opened at Putnam Hall to-day. < )ver 200 lawyers were present. Thomas J. Meinmes, of New Orleans, President of the association, delivered the P,esident’s ad dress. It was an able review of changes in legislation, (State and Federal, during tho past year. lowa’s Iron Ore. Dubuque, la., Aug. 17.— Valuable dis coveries of iron ore have lieon made near Waukon, Allamakee county, and a com puny hus liec.ii formed with a capital of $4,000,000 to operate and develop It. Ivtrgo tracts of valuable ore are already located, with flattering prosjiects of almost unlim ited resources. Roaeberry Speaks. London, Aug. 17.— Lord Rnseberry, sneaking at Manchester, said the result of the recent Bye election* showed that the hour of triumph was fast approaching. The Literals had but one leader, and one princi ple. The concession* maue by Gladstone were sufficient te warrant the Liberal Unionists In re-entering tlie Literal party, the doors of which were wide open. ■ ' ii Malta’s Misery. London, Aug. 17.—There were ten new i cases of cholera and five death* at Malta ' during the past twenty-four hours. In Caeoma to-day five new case* of cholera were reported and twenty-six death*, and in Palermo fourteen new casus and ten deaths, j GOVERNMENT AND FARM. SENATOR COLQUITT ADDRESSES THE CONVENTION. A Class of Politicians Who are Making an Idol of Government and Losing Sight of the Fact that the People are Master -A Permanent Organization to be Formed. Atlanta, Aug. 17. — Another large and appreciative audience congregated in tlie Opera House this morning, to he present at the second day's proceedings of the Farmers’ Convention. Tho meeting was opened with President J. 8. Newman in the chair. After prayer by Rev. Dr. Morrison, the Convention at once began the day’s proceedings. After perfecting some of the committees the President proceeded to de liver Ills address on “The exact objects the farmer should seek to accomplish and the liest moans of accomplishing these objects.” Ho gave practical illustrations showing how the land had teen robbed, and would now have te te restored to its original for tuity' by cultivation on some practical plan’ An invitation to visit Piedmont Park to morrow, and examine the preparations for tho Piedmont Exposition, was accepted with thanks. SENATOT COLQUITT’S ADDRESS. The President of the convention then in troduced Senator Colquitt, who made an eloquent address on “The government in its Relation to Agriculture.” Senator * olquitt said: “We have had for a number of years in the recent history of our country a class of politicians which, I greatly regret, seems te te growing in number and influence. These mon, by singular perversion or confusion of judgment, have sot up, as an idol, the creature in the place of the creator, a gov ernment they would have us believe was the soul of power, dispenser of tend! Is and grand almoner sharing out its gifts as well us its teachingsof wisdom. This is the same old fraud of monarch and despot, that, for thousands of yours, while tapping tho very heart’s blood of the people, would have the people magnify and glorify the generous deed. With all the assumption that the imperialist school of politicians makes for government, in very truth, that government at last is the most thorough faced charity-subject that lives. ALL OF THE PEOPLE. “When we need money we cast a wistful eye on the Treasury box that you have filled by your hard work and generous contribu tions. When we bilk of tho power of gov ernment it is your right arms tliat support it. When you refer to the dignity and rank of that same government in the scale of na tionality all mon who think can but know that this is only tho reflected light from tho essential and concentrated virtue of the component parts of our Union. For all this, it really seems that we are losing all faith in our own manhood, and are sliding back into a state of infantile wardship and dependence. Wo are losing our faith in man and natural laws ami accepting rather a society that is but tressed upon official help and power. For my part, I am for keeping absolutism shut up to the soil and clime where it belongs. BEECHER INDORSED. “I am disposed to endorse Beecher, for once at any rate, when ho says that “a pa ternal government is an infernal govern ment; put a crown on it and it is a czar,’ Farmers of the South.remember that while we tight against poverty and restricted re sources for family, there is an evil greater even than poverty and there is glory far exceeding riches and all pomp and power that can te made out of wealth. Tho greater evil is the loss of that consdonoe and integrity that is vital to the people’s fame and true happi ness, and the sujierior glory is that public virtue is kept impregnable and resplendent in spite of all seductions.” He then showed the relationship existing between the government ami farmer auu asked if the farmers had had fair play. Why should the man who spins cotton be part of the government while the man who raises it should he tho government’s orphan or outcast. A FAIR FIELD AND NO FAVOR. “We liave the right to demand a fair field and an even chance at least,; wo ask no more. I take pride in the independence of tho fanner. But while the farmer tears Ills own bnrdens we have a right te denounce all attempts to handicap him by weights he should not carry. Let the Agn cultural Department of the general govern ment begin a system of such thorough and authoritative experimentation as shall command tho respect of every intelli fent and earnest-minded farmer in tlie land, f we have men who can conduct this great work, encourage them by treatment most literal. If we, in frankness, might own that we are not in command of such talent, then let us have it at any cost.” In concluding his remarks Senator Col quitt said: “Tribulations may begin with the farmer, but they will assuredly reach all tho rest in due time. NOT PROSPERING ENOUGH. “The farmer is not prospering in the South as he deserves to do, or iierbups as he might. Home of this ha and fori one results, in my honest Judgment, not, I will say, from neglect of the government, but from down rigiit imposition. Could you te allowed to sell where you could get the best prices, and buy where you could buy the cheapest, your incomes, let them lie great or small, would te enhanced isirhnps 33 % per cent. If the |*x>plo who live by the soil in this region, ninl wlio have |iower to cent nil the question of revenue and taxation, do not care te shake off their present burdens, then let us resort to the aid which each of our State government* can give us with benefit te every business and individual in the land. Is-t us, through tills instrumentality, come to the rescue of our agriculture by exposing old errors, discarding ml,taken processes, discovering hidden truths, adopting and dis seminating tetter nietboiU, and thereby carrying comfort and plenty into every farmhouse in the Month, and make our sec tion what nature meant it for—the |aradiso of earth.” AN ESSAY ON “ALL COTTON.” In the afternoon Hon. M. N. Burke, of Mississippi, read an essay on “All Cotton; Its Relation to tho Present Condition of Agriculture," L. L. Polk, of North Carolina, Chairman of “tlm Committee on Organization, re ported in favor of a permanent organization of this liody, to include all the cotton State*. E. P. Ware, of North Carolina, intro duced the following: Reilv it, That we now go Into an organiza tion. and tliat a Committee on Organisation draft a constitution and report. This was adopted, and the committee are now engaged in the work. Gen. Allies, of Mississippi, spoke in favor of farmers raising their own supplies. THE NIGHT SESSION. The convention met at 8 o'clock to-night, and adjourned at 10. Col. C, C. tew, of Mouth Carolina, read an essay on fertilizcrii. He took the posi tion that nearly all sort* of guano, and other fertilizers, arc adulterated. This opened the question for general discussion, and several members made speeches. The following resolutions were introduced and referred: To repeal the internal revenue tax on to bacco as a potential cause of |xiverty of the farmers of the South. To amend the national hunk act, so as to permit bunks to take lauds us socurity for loans. To-morrow night the convention will be entertained by (iov. Gordon, and the next day will go on an excursion to Lookout Mountain. UNITED LABOR’S RALLY. Socialists Excluded from the Conven tion at Syracuse. Syracuse, Aug. 17.—The United Labor Party’s State Convention met here to-day. The Executive Committee made up a list of members of the convention, recognizing in all cases regularly chosen United Labor delegates and excluding Socialist delegates. The committee holds that members of any other jxiiitical party ure ineligible to membership in the United Labor conven tion. No question was raised as to occa sional Socialist delegates whose names ap peared in delegations outside of Now York and Brooklyn. The Union 1 .abort )irty representatives give up hope of recognition or compromise. They sent overtures to which no responses were returned. The convention assembled at 1:4o o'clock. Henry George, Dr. McGlynu, John McMaokin and Louis Post came into the hall at the head of the laxly of delegates and were heartily applauded. About MX) per sons, half spectators, were present, 'then followed the calling of the roll of delegates. The names of Dr. McGlyim, Henry George, and several others were applauded. A num ber of contests wore announced. Two col ored delegates are on the list. ABOLITION OF POVERTY THE OBJECT. Louis P. Post, of New' York, was made permanent Chairman by a close vote. This was interpreted as a victory for Mr. George and his friends. At a mass meeting of the delegates and their supporters to-night, Mr. George spoke of the abolition of poverty as the mission of the party. Dr. McGlynn gave the Socialists notice that if they were admitted to the ranks of the new party he would retire. If there were any Social lists present he proposed to lock horns with them, (’alls were made for Socialistic speakers but none came forward. MEXICO’S ENGINEERS. The Strike Extends to Another Divi sion of the Road. Er. Paso, Mex., Aug. 17.—The third division engineers of the Mexican Central railroad went out yesterday. The three divisions now out represent 850 miles of track. Passenger t rains are running on two divisions of the road. The strike interferes with the running of trains, about fifty engineers having loft their locomotives with their flromeip The officials of the road am hiring all the competent men that can bo found. Freight will be kept back from the United States until the freight engines can be munited. It is reported to day that some of the strikers now regard the movement as a bad blunder, and the question Is beginning to bo asked if Sutor. who issued the order for the strike, as Chief of the Brotherlxxxl of Locomotive Engineers for Mexico, did not usurp author ity belonging only to Chief Arthur. The officials of the company say that the cause of the strike was frivolous and that they cannot give an inch, having already ac ceded to all reasonable demands. Public opinion docs not sustain the strikers. A CYCLONE AT ATHENS. Great Damage Done to Property All Over the City. Athens, Ga., Aug. 17.—This afternoon about 5 o’clock Athens was visited by one of the most terrific wind storms ever expe rienced, by the oldest inhabitants. Largo trees anil strong fences that happened to lx in the path of the destroying element were wrenched from their places and hurled in every direction. He vend streets are almost blockaded with limbs and large tree*. At the beautiful home of Mrs. S. M. Hughes, on Upper Milledge avenue, the wind blew with such force as to cause the roofing to give way and the fragments of the chimney fell to the first floor. ALMOST A EATAUTY. A little daughter of Mrs. Hughes, who happened to lx- in the room at. the time, came near being hit on the bead by a brick. A part of tlie steeple of the First Baptist Church was blown off and fell with a dread ful crash to the ground. On Clayton strict a largo sign was blown down, striking a horse and knocking him several yards. The wind storm was followed by a very hard rain which did considerable damage to property exposed by the wind. Nearly every street ill Athens is left with some evidence of the storm. Reports from the (sumtry state that great damage has been done t crops. MILLEDGEVILLE'B EARTHQUAKES. The People Not Frightened but Fully Aware of the Visitations. Mii.i.eixieville, Ga., Aug. 17.—Within the past ten ilays several seismic tremors have lieen felt here, not very severo, hut strong enough to lx* distinctly felt and to cause the surface of a glass of water to quiver. The Morning News is very popular here, anxiously looked for and eagerly read every day. A well known journeyman printer to-day said that in his peripatetic wander ings lie hail worked for many papers but the News was the best edited, and most par tieular pa|>*T in the country in guarding against tyjxigraphical errors and errors in punctuation. Notwithstanding the croaking of the Antis, a seven or eight months trial of prohibition lias provid a beneilt to Milledgevillc. Be fore it went into effwt some of the streets, on every Saturday, were so crowded with drunken white men and negroes of Ixrlh sexes, that ladios dared not go on those streets. Now, you would not know Batur day from any other day: a dnmkxn man is never seen on the streets, business is quite as prosperous. If not more prosperous, and the general tendency oi both business and society is much improved. COLUMBUS CHIPS. G. F Rutzier, of Savannah. Made Su perintendent of the Compresses. Columbus, Ga., Aug. 17.—Ernest Rogers stuck a large splinter in Ids foot several days ago. Yesterday he was attacked with l(x*kjaw and died to-day. He is a sou of 8. C. Rogers, of this county. Judge Boyuton, of the Flint circuit, who heard the argument ou exceptions to Audi tor J. M. McNeil’s report in the case of Myra L. Uickxou vs. Bryant, ct al., sus tains the report of the Auditor. The pa pers in the case were received yesterday. This renderx the division in favor of the de fendants. < Vl. J. M. Mobley, of Hamilton, j i* the principal defendant In the case. G. F. Rutzier. of Savannah, has been ap- I min to* I Superintendent of two large com presses, which are operated here by the Central road. ' I PRIC E fflO A YEAR. 1 0 CENTS A COPY, f BLAINE GIVEN A BOOST. PENNSYLVANIA’S RADICAL CON VENTION ENDORSES HIM. The South Asked to Side-Track the Jim Crow Cars A Charge of Gener al Imbecility Against the National Democratic Administration—Repub lican Officeholders Walking th* Plank Too Fast to Suit the G. O. P. Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 17.—William B. Hart was nominated by acclamation for State Treasurer by the Republican State convention today. Judge Henry W. Williams was nominated for Supreme Court Judge. The platform reaffirms the party’s decla ration of lSHii in favor of submitting to a vote of the people a prohibitory constitu tional amendment. It also indorses the action of the last Legislature in the sub mission of an amendment making suffrage free and abolishing the tax qualification for voters. It favors a tariff for the sake of nurturing American manufactures until the industries and resources of this country furnish its people with every item of con sumption t hey can naturally produce, and for the purpose of protecting home labor against foreign labor, as well as the pro ducts. IMPORTED CONTRACT LABOR. It is likewise part of the protective policy, of which Pennsylvania has been tho parent, to protect American workmen from the un equal and unjust competition of imported contract and paujier labor, and demands tiie passage of more vigorous national laws for the scrutiny of immigrants and tho return of the unfit and unworthy. “In this connec tion we declare our abhorrence of anar chistic ideas and propositions, destructive of tho rights of property and our svstem or so ciety and government. Their resultant violations of the law should tie vested with prompt and extreme penalties.” It favors the creation of an American ma rine by a provision of bounties upon ex ports, and discriminating duties tijxtn im ports, in American bottoms. It iavors a general pension bill to include all honorably discharged Union soldiers. THE ADMINISTRATION ARRAIGNED. Section 7is as follows: “We arraign the Democratic party and the present national administration for general imbecility in dealing with all great, national questions. The only energy they have exhibited has been in the displacement of experienced officers wit hout cause, and indirect viola tion of their civil service pledges. The national administration seems to have no ixilicy beyond expediency, and no prin ciple beyond the establishment of its suc cess in order to preserve tho solid Demo cratic South. President Cleveland has en deavored to nurture sectionalism by prefer ence to distinguished station of soldiete prominent in the effort to destroy tho government, by his refusal to sanction pensions to soldiers eminent in efforts to sustain it and by his proposition to take from among the national trophies the banners of an extinct military power, won by a lavish expenditure of the blood and treasure of the country, to surrender them to those whom he supposed to inherit its prejudices and who were without either desire or authority to receive them.” Other resolutions were adopted, as fol lows: The Republicans of Pennsylvania, the native B!ate of lion. James O. Blaine, will view with high pleasure Ills nofrtnation for the Presidency In the campaign of lllßtt. Accident cannot abate the love of a great, party nor the admiration of a great people for a statesman true alike to his convictions and his country. Retn'vtd, That while we gladly recognize some change for the (letter In the sentiment of certain portion* of tbe Southern States in refer ence to colored citizens, il would be contrary to Republican principles Dot to express our de testation of, and our opposition to. discrimina tion still practiced because of color against citizens when traveling on the public highways of certain portions of the South, and we earn estly appeal |to our sister States, where such wrong exists, and to the national government, Pi remedy this injustice. Resolved, That, the Republican party of Penn sylvania. in convention assembled, extend to Hon. William E. < Hailstone, lion. Charles Htew art Parix U. anil their aaszx'latcs, its profound sympathy and hearty concurrence in tlick great and earnest efforts to •acureto the people of Ireland independence and lllierty of action for themselves in political affairs, and thalr Struggle to secure free government, and we bid them a cheerful God speed la their work for ht inanity. _ BTEEDB AT SARATOGA. Mattie Lauraln, Grlsette, Santa Rita, Unique and Percy Win. Saratoga, Aug. 17.—The weather was flue and the track fast to-day. Following is a summary of the events: First Rack Helling race for Z-year-olds; five furlongs. Mattie Luirain won. with Balance second, and Jack Cocks third. Time l:o4jj. SkcoNii Race Sweepstakes for all ages: mile and a furlong, flrtnette won. with Nettle second and Billett third Time 1 Thieii Race—Three-quarters of a mile. Santa Rita won, with Dudley t luks second and Harry Glenn third. Time 1:1U Fourth Kacz—One mile. Unique won, with Warrington second and Cblckanominy third. Time I:. Fifth Rr r.-(lfce and three sixteenth miles: over five hurdles. Percy won. with Lijero *■•* ond and Aurullan third. Time tl: 17. DROWNED IN A POND. Charles Fuller Loses His Hold on ■ Rope and Goes to the Bottom. Atlanta, G a., Aug. 17. —This morning, at 11 o'clock, Charles Fuller, the irt-year-old son of J. C. Fuller, a commission merchant of this city, was drowned while bathing with companions in Angler's pond, near the city. The boy could not, swim, and while swinging on a rotie stretched across the pond was seized with a cramp and lief ore aid could reach him sank to the bottom. His father was notified, and when be reached the pond was overcome with grief. Charley was his only son. Tim pond was dragged for tha Ixxiy and it wx, recovered tins afternoon, Tho funeral will take place to-iuorrow. Death at Albany. Albany, Ga., Aug. 17.—Jacob Ventue lot died hero yextenlay of congestion of tiic brain. He was an old citizen, and though of foreign hirth gave his services to the Confederacy, and was severely wound ed. He was well known us the owner of tbs elegant Ventuelet block, the handsomest business block in this city, ajid os proprie tor of the Rialto restuurunt and salixm. The w reeked cars from the recent rail road accident are being slowly repaired or demolished, as their condition warranto. Only one of th© wounded is at prune* seriously ill, and he, a negro, suffering from congestion of the brain. Florida's Metropolis. Jackbonvillk, Fla., Aug. 17.—The cause of the sinking of the steamer Twilight and the murder of Engineer Connor still re mains a mystery. Ur. Chalker, owner of the steamer, came into town this evening, Htid stated to the News correspondent that he hud followed every clue, but had failed, signally, to make any discoveries. James Scott and Annie Stafford, two riromiuept young society people of Brook in. were married he night.