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1 J. 11. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f HOME RULE INEVITABLE. UNITED IRELAND URGES LAND LORDS TO CONFESS IT. ji Prediction that the Irish Parlia ment will bo Opened in 1888—A Round Table Conference Between Gladstone. Parnell and Salisbury- Predicted. Dublin, Aug. IS. —United Ireland urges the landlords to embrace their last chance, and confess that home rule is inevitable. It advises them to appoint a conunittoe to meet Messrs. Gladstone. Parnell and Lord Salisbury in a round table conference, and submit to them suggestions re garding their wishes and to make the best of the situation. The result will be, it says, the election, iu a few weeks, of a Home Rule Housi of Com mons and the opening ot' an Irish Parlia luent in ISBB. If the landlords fraternized with the National League, instead of scream ing “suppress it,” they might still influence the structure of the Home Rule party Par liament which would follow. THE GOVERNMENT GLUM. London, Aug. IS.—William Henry Smith, the government leader, did not refer to an autumn session in the House of Commons this afternoon, presumably because ho was unwilling to show his hand at present. The fact that the Cabinet has decided to hold such a session, how ever, is undeniable. Mr. Smith announced that the government would abandon the tithe rent charge bill, the technical educa tion bill, the Irish constabulary bill and other measures. He indicated the measures that the government intended to proceed with, winch included the land allotment hill. Sir William Vernon Harcourt expressed himself satisfied with the list, of mils re tained by the government. Ho noticed that it did not mention coercion bill No. 2, and he hoped that it had been dropped. [Cheers from the Irish members.] TOWN PARKS. On the report of the land bill, Mr. Bal four, Chief Secretary for Ireland, said that the government accepted the House of Lords’ amendment I elating to town parks. It was the government’s duty to see that justice was done to all classes. Tho House ol Lords considered many of their amend ments important. It was time the principle of compromise was adopted. Sir William Vernon Harcourt twitted Sir. Balfour with ignorance of the subject, saying that there was no tenant right in town lands. He read letters in the Irish Guardian showing the tenant-light side of the question, ami said it was high time the Irish demanded homo rule when they found among their present rulers such ignorance of the elementary principles upon which they held land. Timothy Hoalv ridiculed tho amendment. Ho said that Irish towns were decreasing so rapidly that it was mockery to call them towns. A number of persons equal to the population of Birmingham emigrated from Ireland every year. CHAMBERLAIN BLAMES THE GOVERNMENT. Mr. Chamberlain blamed the government for changing flout at the instigation of the House of Lords. It was the House of Com mons, he said, not the House of Girds, that had to attend to the interests of the commu nity. Those interests would best be served bv the retention of the clause as it left the llouse of Commons. Mr. Balfour’s motion to accept the House of Girds’ amendment was carried by a vote of 208 to 184. Mr. Heaiy moved an amendment tc empower the court to fix fair rents on town park holdings, subject to the right of re-entry by landlords for the purpose of building upon, or otherwise improving such holdiugs. He added that, although the government were somewhat in a ’’fix.” they either objected or unobjected to the fixing of fair rents for these holders. BALFOUR OPPOSES IT. Mr. Balfour opposed Mr. Ilealy’s amend ment on tho ground that under the guise of revision it would, by the application of clause 8 of the land act, as suggested, give practical peqietuity of tenure to those not necessarily inhabitants of an ad jacent town, thus in juring the town’s inhabitants. Sir William Vernon Harcourt said that the government was evidently being driven from pillar to post. They had abandoned one argument after another. The last argument was the weakest of all. Mr. Smith snirl that the amendment was a mere revival in another form of the ques tion just settled. lie thereupon moved cloture, under which motion the amendment negatived by a vote of 212 to 188. On motion of Mr. Balfour three of the House of Lords amendments wore rejected. Mr. Gibson, Attorney General for Ireland, moved that the House confirm Ear! Cado fan’s amend.neat, which provides that re vision of rents tie based upon the difference in prices in 1887 as compared with prices from 1881 to 1885. PARNELL DECLARES IT TOO LATE. Mr. Parnell said it was obviously too late to discuss so important a question. Tho amendment would deprive the bill of more than half its value, Rather than accept Mich, an illusory concession to tenants he would prefer that the bill lie dropped alto gether. [ParnolJite cheers.] Tho govern ment could not justify themselves for flying in the face of their own declarations and the report of the Ct wpor Commission. Tne fact was that tho government were moved to Adopt the proposal hi the House of Lords by the fact that certain Unionists had left town, giving them a free band in the lion r- of Commons. Such conduct was contemptible. They might withdraw tho whole bill if they liked, and leave the ten ants to light the matter themselves. The tenants would not get the worst of it. In cause they were certain to get a G*tter bill "i* hin h year. He warned the government that their bill would break down. The tenants were disappointed in Parliament, and would look to other methods of redress outaliL. the law and constitution, which were, in the long run, the only arguments Parliament ever recog niz'd. [Gmd opposition cheers. I The gov ernment had proved this repeatedly. He hoped this would be the iasl occasion they wnuid ever have power to afford such proof. [Cheers. ] BALFOUR REBUKES PARNELL. Mr. Balfour characterized Mr. Purnell's reflections upon the Government’* motives as unworthy of tho leader of any party. lie Mud Hut !h ■ bill had got into such a imsf ti"ii Unit they must either drop it entirely or agree to the Cadogiui amendment. In addition to other benefits, even Mr. Par nell .admitted t.lmt tne amendment would afford some reduction, yet professing to Bleak in the tenants’ interests, be pretended that bo would look with equanimity upon the withdrawal of the bill, thus hiving him tsrif open to the darkest suspicions. His language would afford those anxious topro jnoio disorder in Ireland the strongest justi fication for their action. [Conservative cheers.] Mr. Smith moved cloture, which won car ried bv a vote of 22-1 to 165. The Cudogan amendment was then adopted by a vote of 215 to IUI. On Mr. Balfour’s motion to adopt th- Whi Jltffniitfl |fctojsl remaining Lords’ amendments, the House disagreed, and a committee was appointed to draw up reasons for tho disagreement. In the divisions on the Town Parks and Cadogan amendments, Messrs. Chamberlain, Pollings and five other Unionists voted against tho Government. THE LEAGUE TO BE PROCLAIMED. London, Aug. 19, 4 a. m. —Tho Daili / Aries understands that the government de cided yesterday to proclaim the National League. The .Vries this morning says that the Mar quis of llartington and Mr. Chamberlain jointly advised the government that it would bo impolitic to proclaim the league till the effect of the new land bill was seen. It also says: “It is difficult to exaggerate the significance of Mr. Parnell’s speech. This government of wiseacres has seldom floundered into a more desperately false situation.” The Telegraph sees no reason to modify its original opinion that the House of Lords’ amendments were a deplorable error in tac tics. They iiatl now led to dissension among the Unionists, winch would probably be in creased when the government should pro claim the leagup. It was greatly to be re gretted that tho government had hastened such a calamity. The Chronicle says: “It would be as easy to make an empty sack stand up straight as to support the government’s chameleon-like policy. A plague on both your houses, is the natural verdict of the English mid Scotch Unionists.” COULDN’T TOAST THE QUEEN. Cork, Aug. 18. Davitt and the Archbishop of Cashel promised to attend the opening of the Piscatorial School at Baltimore, county Cork, to-day, hut Mr. Davitt. learning that the Queen was to be toasted, absented himself. The Archbishop was present, and joined in the toast to the Queen. TAXATION IN FRANCE. Premier Rouvier Speaks of the Civil Affairs of the Country. Paris, Aug. 18. —Premier Rouvier pre sided at a banquet given by the mercantile community this evening. Ministers Fal lieres, Herenia and Barbey were among the guests. The Premier, in a speech, reviewed the work of the Par liamentary session, and spoke about the projected legislation, mentioning in par ticular the scheme for bettor distribution of the burden of taxation. He declared that the government had adhered to its promise to effect a balance in the budget without having recourse to new taxes. He said the government was considering the question of the sale of spirituous liquors and would endeavor to reduce taxation thereon. Tile Premier expressed himself as willing to ac cept the co-operation of the rigtit within due limits. He deprecated any brusque movements in the direction of the separa tiou of the church and State. He repeated his statement tiiat if 200 Republicans voted against the Government, the Cabinet would resign. The speech was conciliatory, and Opportunist in character. There was no reference to foreign affairs. The Radical papers will probably be unsparing in in vectives against the speech. There were strong detachments of (Kilice stationed around the banquet hall, in expectation of disorders, but nene occurred. ENGLAND BACKS FERDINAND. The Standard Warns Him That He Must Show No Fear. London, Aug. 18. —The Standard sup ports Prince Ferdinand, and reminds him that the smallest symptom of hesitation or fear will be fatal. If he continues in his present course, says the Standard, he may ignore Russia and count on the warmest sympathy of tho people of England, Aus tria, Italy and Germany, though the gov ernments of those countries may bo com pelled to act circumspectly. THE NORTH GERMAN GAZETTE INDORSED. St. Petersburg, Aug. 18.—The Journal de St. Petersburg says the view taken by the North German Gazette of Prince Ferdi nand’s manifesto is clear and correct, and declares the proclamation to be a veritable act of defiance, and an exhortation to the Bulgarians to evade all their engagements. Prince Ferdinand, it says, appears to have realized that his rupture with public rights is complete, and continues precipitately and blindly in his path of adventure. The Moscow Gazette urges the Russian Government to act with vigor in regard to Bulgaria. The acceptance of Bulgaria is needless an vet, it says, but Tur key should be held responsible for any vio lation of the Berlin treaty, and threatened with the occupation of Trebizonde and Er zoroum unless order be restored in Bul garia.. CHOLERA NOT CONQUERED Semi-Official Claims Disproven by Figures. Rome, Aug. 18. —It issemi-offieialiy stated that the cholera in Sicily has been over come, and that there is no longer any dan ger of the disease spreading at Naples or Resina. In Catania City to-day there were 19 now cases of cholera and 5 deaths, and in Pa lermo 25 cases and 18 deaths. Suspicious cases of choleraic disease have been reported iu this city. Malta’s record. London, Aug. 18.—At Malta during the past twenty-four hours there were six new cases of cholera and 10 deaths. England’s Cyclone. London, Aug. 18.—The damage caused by yesterday's storm is very severe. In London three persons were killed, and a numlier of t liurclies and houses were struck by lightning. In the country also there was much destruction of property, nnd many persons ure reported to have been killed. Ferron Goes to tho Alps. Paris. Aug. 18. —Gen. Ferron. Minister of War, has gone to the Alps to establish definitely the defenses of t|io southeastern frontier and to organize anew Alpine corps. The Jovrnn’ Jen Dehats says that Geu. Perron's mobilization experiment is fixed for Sept. 1. Lord and Lady Churchill. London, Aug. 18.—The Vienna corre spondent of the Times confirms the state ment that Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill ore living in retirement near Vienna. Three Men Slash Each Other. Knoxville, Tenn.. /Vug. 18.—A bloody affray took place at Coal Creek last night, between Davis Adkins and John Malialley, and his young brother Ben. Knives were used, and all the parties were frightfully cut. Ben Mnhuffey died this morning, and his brother is not expected to live. Adkins is under arrest. Rrof. Fowler Dead. Poughkeepsie. N. Y.. Aug. IS.—Prof O. E. Fowler, tho noted phrenologist and lecturer, died at hi* residence near Sharon Station, Conn., this morning,after an illness of only thirty, hours of spinal trouble, su • " Viced by a heavy cold. SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1887. RAILROADS BEWITCHED. | DISASTERS SEEM EPIDEMIC ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. The Fireman of the Ensino in the Washington Crash Says the Train Was Uncontrollable—Cattle Horribly Crushed in Illinois—The Coroner’s Jury at Chatsworth Blames the Sec tion Foreman. Washington, Aug. 18.— Coroner Patter son held an inquest to-day into the case of the death of the engineer killed yesterday morning on the Baltimore and Ohio “Y.” The testimony shows that the engineer did all in his power to stop the train. When he found that the air brakes had failed he sig naled for the ordinary brakes and applied the extra steam brake on the en gine, which is used in emergencies. Tiie locomotive wheels were sliding when the train approached the “Y,” and the brakes on the coaches were set solid against the wheels. All the train hands, including the porters of the sloepors, were on the platforms trying to stop the train, but the time was too short for the hand brakes to act effectively. The jury in its verdict expresses the opinion that this ac cident and others that have occurred at this point is due to tho very great rapidity with which trains habitually enter the city, and especially in rounding this curve, which the company must know to be dangerous. THE FIREMAN’S STATEMENT. The injured are probably on the road to recovery. Fireman James W. Smitn, who lies at the Providence Hospital, badly in jured, lias made the following statement in regard to the accident: “The train readied Queenstown, a mile and a half from Washington all right. The air braises were tested and worked without any apparent trouble. We left Queens town about ten minutes late, and 1 think that the engineer tried to make up lost time. As soon as we got under headway I noticed th train take a sudden jump, and then be gin to make fast time. The engineer called to me that the air-brakes would not work, and I could tell by his face that he was troubled about it. Ho again told me that he could not stop the train or even slow up, and I told him I would try and work the hand brukes. I succeeded in getting one brake to work, and started to try another. The speed of the train kept me from walking over the car. The force of tho train made a regular hurri cane on top of the cars, and I could not hold my feet. I was compelled to almost hug the brake to keep my posi tion on the train. I coiild not even jump off, so fast was the train going. The engineer stood at his post doing his best to slacken the train. I saw the engine leave the track before I was thrown to the ground. It seemed that the train was going nearly tSO miles an hour. It Was completely unmanageable. It was a runaway train. 1 never went so fast in my life.” CHATSWORTH’S CRASH. The Coroner’s Jury Places Most of the Blame on Foreman Coughlin. Chicago, Aug. 18.—A special to the News from Chatsworth says: “The Coroner's jury agreed on a verdict this morning which holds Timothy Coughlin, foreman of sec tion 7, for the grand jtiry, and negatively exonerates the company. The management is not censured for running a double-header, for its system of track inspection, or for anything else. The verdict simply says that failure to patrol the track for six hours before the train came, and the hubit of burning grass close to tho track is a subject for criticism. Three or four friends of the road on the jury had better staying quali ties than two or three of those who wanted to fix a portion of the blame on the man agement. Coughlin was promptly arrested and will lie taken to Pontiac county, the seat of Livingston county, at once. He says he cannot give bail and will have to go to jail. He insists that tiie verdict is unjust, that tie went over his entire section as ordered, and that no fires were built near the bridge. The jury made out separate verdicts tor each of the victims. Another victim of the wreck died this morning at Fanbury. His name was Etton Waters, of Cattaraugus, N. Y. Until within a few days of the accident he was employed at Peoria. This makes the total number of verified deaths 79. A TRAIN JUMPS THE TRACK. One Person Killed, and Three Seriously Injured. Chicago, 111., Aug. 18.—When the train from Pittsburg to Chicago, on the Fort Wayne road, reached Alliance, 0., this morning, it was found that the Fort Wuyne road was obstructed by a freight wreck some miles east of Alliance, and the train was ordered around by tho Cleveland and Pittsburg road." The train was made up of three baggage and express cars, one smoker, one passenger coach, two Chicago sleepers nnd a Toledo Sleeping car. which was attached to the rear of the train. After leaving Alliance the train was proceeding thirty miles an hour. As it swung around a sharp curve near Bayard the rails spread ami the Toledo sleeper was derailed, falling on its side. The two Chicago sleepers also jumped the track, but after running nearly 300 yards they were pulled on again and escaped injury. When tno crash cainc. a sleeping car porter ran to the forward platform anil jumped, but got. off on the wiring side of the car and when it fell over on its side was buried under it and killed. Fortunately there were only throe passengers and a flug man on the sleeper, and in tho meantime they wore being tossed about the car like balk AH were seriously hurt—two may die. The passengers in the other sleep ers were badly shaken up, but sus tained no serious injury. FIENDS FRIGHTENED. A Heinous Attempt to Wreck a Train Frustrated in Illinois. Chicago, Aug. 18. - An attempt was made last night, near Belvidore, 111., to wreck a passenger train on the Northwestern rail road. Person* living in the vicinity heard strange noises near the track, and U|*>n going to the scene eaughj. n view of two men hurrying away. A train eani“ along at this moment, and was nearly de railed by a huge stone that had been placed between the rails. The cowcatcher wus smashed, but no otbor damage was done. Fifty passengers were aboard tho train. LIVE STOCK CRUSHED, Two Trains Collide and Cattle Buffer Cruel Dexths. Chicago. Aug 18.—N<*or Niperville, 111., two Chicago. Burlington aud Quincy live stock trains collided iu a fog, this morning, making a fearful wreck. One of the engines ~tawed throne'll three ears loaded with fat. steers for Chicago, nnd tho huge beasts, almost without exception, were killed. A car on the other train was completely tele scoped by tho tender and a great number of big porkers wore crushed to a jelly. One of the engineers was seriously hut not fami ly injured. A Run Off at tho Terminus. Woonsocket, R. 1., Aug. 18.— As the “rawhide” freight on the Milford branch of the Boston and A1 bail}' railroad, due at Mil ford at midnight, was approaching the terminus of the rails in Milford. Mass., the brakes did not work. The end of the rails was cleared and a dash made into a meadow, where the locomotive sunk deep into the earth. The engineer was thrown from the cab and seriously injured. One brakenian had both legs broken. STANFORD’S SILENCE. The President Authorizes the Employ ment of Counsel. San Francisco, Aug. 18. President Cleveland telegraphed to Chairman Pater son this morning authorizing the Pacific Railway Commission tjo use their own dis cretion in the matter of employing counsel in th(< contest against the officials of the Central Pacific railroad in the United States Circuit Court here. The question before the Court is whether the commission had not power to compel Senator Stanford to explain what #2,(XX1,000 of unexplained vouchers was expended for, and whether it was to influence State or National legislation. Mr. Stanford’s counsel sets up the defense that the Central Pacific is a California State cor poration, and that Congress has no authority to order it to lie investigated. He also claims that the law creating the commission, und defining its duties and powers, is un constitutional. Justice Field, of the United [States Supreme Court, sita as a member of the court before wldcii the hearing is had. Chairman Paterson left to-day for Phila delphia The work of the Commission is practically ended, but Commissioners An derson anil Little will stay here till Satur day. Should the United States Circuit Court decide that Senator Stanford and others must answer questions in regard to the expenditure of the funds for tho purpose of influencing legislate in, the commission will return again to Sun Francisco, und resume the taking of testi mony. SOURED ON SOCIALISTS. The United Labor Party Gives Them Cold Comfort at Syracuse. Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 18.—The United Labor Convention assembled at 10:30 o’clock this morning, and tho Committee on Cre dentials made its report. The committee had been in session all night, and had had a lively time. In almost all cases they re ported in favor of the sitting delegates. This shows that the Socialist clement was re reived with little favor by the committee. The Socialist members of the committee sub mitted a long minority report, in which they favored tlio seating of th" contesting delegates. Speeches were limited to five minutes, and a lively debate fol lowed. By 1 o'clock about all the members had spoken, and the convention took a recess until 3 o’clock. Upon reas sembling there was another long and acri monious debate,* which was ended by the adoption of the majority report. The Com mittee on Permanent Organization then re ported John McMaokin, of New York, for President, and other officers. After a jangle the report was adopted. FLOATING BATTERIES. The Secretary of the Navy Appoints a Board of Officers. Washington, Aug. 18.— In tho present naval appropriation bill is a clause appropri ating $100,000,000 for floating batteries, or rains, and other naval structures to bo used for coast defense, with a qualifying provision to tho effect that the final cost of the structures shall not exceed #2,000,000 exclusive of the armament. To give effect to tho clause the Secretary of the Navy has appointed the following hoard of naval officers, which is to meet at the Navy Department on the call of the Presi dent of the board not later than Sept. 5 next: Capt. Pythian, Constructor Hioh born, Lieut. Com. Converse, Passed As sistant Engineer Mattioe, Assistant Con structor Bowles nnd Assistant Constructor Nixon as Recorder. DEATH IN AN ELEVATOR. A Plunge from a Third Story to the Basement. New York, Aug. 18.— Early this morn ing, at G. Seidenberg & Co.’s establishment, on Mercer street, John O’Neill, an elevator boy, stinted to take a number of employes to the upper (loorx. About eighteen female hands got aboard. When the elevator reached the third floor it begun to descend. All O’Neill’s (fforts to stop the car were unavailing. The safety cushion failed to work and the car crashed to the basement. Several passengers had fainted. One woman, Mrs. Jane Lynch, aged 55 years, was dead. Hor body was frightfully man gled. O’Neill sustained a fracture of the spine and w ill die. Lizzie Dougherty had her right leg broken. Several others were more or less injured. STOLE TO GET UP A REVIVAL. The Proceeds of tho Sale of a Cow Devoted to Saving Souls. Chicago, Aug. 18. —A Nashville, Tenn., special to the Times says: “A strange ease is reported from the Hermitage district of this county. Richard Hunt, a coloreed preacher, Ims built m> a little congregation uml established a small church. He wanted to hold a revival, but the slight expense at tached to lights, etc,, cou id not. 100 met. Ho stole a cow from one of his neighbors, brought it to Nashville nnd sold it (or sls, wont back and started hi* revival. Ho had secured fifteen converts,and six more prom ising mourners were on the anxiou; scat, when a constable came along, closed up the revival and brought Hunt to Nashville, where he L now in jail.” JEWELERS OUT OF JINGLE. One of Chicago's Oldest Firms Goes to the Wall. Chicago, Aug. 18. — The jewelry firm of H. Matson & Cos., corner of State and Mon roe streets, one of the oldest .and best known in tho city, failed this afternoon for #148,- 000. Their principal creditors nra tho First National Bank of Chicago, the Garfield Na tional Bank of New Yarn city, the Gorham Manufacturing Company and E. K. Hol brook. Confessions of judgment in favor of each were entered this afternoon. The First National of Chicago is a creditor for #25,250; tho Garfield bank, of Now York City, for $25,835: the Oorhuin Manufactur ing company for #37,255, aud E. b. Hol brook for #20,304. Hanlon Start* for Australia. Toronto, Aug 18.—Hanlon left here this afternoon for Han Francisco, en route to Australia. A number of friends were at the station hi wi '8 b'm tom vove'C FOLLOWERS OF THE PLOW THE NEEDS OF AGRICULTURE AGAIN DISCUSSED. Credit the Worst Enemy of the South ern Farmer - Planters Must Become Independent of Negro Help—A Per manent Organization Perfected— Tariff Talk Avoided. Atlanta, Aug. 18. —There was a larger attendance at the Farmer’s Convention to day, especially of delegates and ladies, than on any previous day of the meeting. The convention was called to order promptly, with the President in the chair. Prayer was offered by Rev. W. R. Branham after which the minutes of yesterday’s meet ing were rend and approved. The unfinished business occupied only a short time, and the reports from the stand ing committees wore brief and quickly dis posed of. At 8:30 o’clock a paper on “The Causes of tho Depressed Condition of Agriculture and tho Remedies,” by Hon. Samuel Burnett, of Georgia, Chairman of the Report and Pro gramme Committee, was rend by Col. T. Howard. The paper was received with ap plause bv tho funnels, who regretted that Major Barnett was prevented by illness from being present. CREDIT’S DISASTROUS EFFECTS. Col. John Diamond, of Louisiana, then de livered an address on “Credit, Its Relation at Present on Agriculture.” Hesaid, among other things: “Whence comes this new slavery. Look for it in the title of this ad dress. In Southern agriculture, credit lias been tlie most insidious agent that could have been well devised. The fact that each locality has but one dominant crop leads to excessive risk. Opportunities to get credit induce us to go in debt, when we don't need what we buy, and tho very mar row of our lives is sucked out, and finally we die, or the sheriff liquidates our estates and the ona comes. The worst, result of credit to the farmer occurs here in the South. For illustration: The Southern planter has a plantation which he has not money to cultivate. He goes to a factor and pledges to him his crop, a crop that is not planted, and procures funds with which to proceed with his culture. What sort of man is this factor, that accents surety that does not exist, that is subject to vicissitudes and changes of the weather.” NECKS IN THE NOOSE. In conclusion Col. Diamond said: “May we not lie too willing to keep our necks in the noose of the money king, hoping always for uniform good fortune, and that our occasional good fortune will save us? This is a most serious question, nnd we should consider it for those who follow us as well as for ourselves. This credit made easy, leads us into too large n culture and into reckless culture. Repeal the crop lien laws, let the farmer dispose of his own crop,to wiiom and where he chooses, and let him (ifty his debts in tho ordinary course as other men do. If he fails to pay let him be prosecuted as other men are pros eeutod, by due process of law suit, judg ment and its executions, and not by per emptory seizure of his crops as now. WHAT WILL FOLLOW. When this shall l>e done a conservative man can get all tho credit he wants, as character always tails and capital knows how to trust. The reckless man will get no credit, and the losses made on him will no longer need to be assessed upon the whole community. Then shall the new South arise in all her strength and show to the world that wealth of resources, the magnificence of which is beyond our dreams.” Col. Fish back, of Arkansas, was the next speaker, and gave one of the most interest ing addresses yet delivered before the con vention. His subject was Labor, in its Rela tion 8> ttte Present Condition of Agriculture. Col. Fishback proved tiiat it was necessary for farmers to be independent of negro help aud that they should teach their sons to work, and instead of having boys sitting around corner grocery stores discussing reasons for negroes not working, have them at work, and if they don’t work, discuss the subject with them. Iu conclusion, hesaid “he did not approve of the average lioy in the city who," he said, “was spoiled by too many fast women, too many barrooms (Atlanta excepted), too many bil liard and pool tables, too many circuses, ana too many cigarettes.” * EXTENSIVE AND INTENSIVE FARMING. The next subject discussed was “Extensive and Intensive Farming”by Col. R. G. Fair banks of Florida. His speech concluded the programme of the morning, although sov eral short and interesting addresses were made afterward by the various delegates. The most important committee appointed this morning was that to “edit tho doings of the convention while it is in session in At lanta.” This committee was composed of Col. Henderson, R. J. Redding and W. 8. DoWolf. An invitation was received from Her man’s plow works, asking the members of tlie Convention to call and tlio works before leaving the city. The afternoon session was opened wifch an address on “Diversity of Crops as Pro motive of Agricultural Prosperity,” by Cant, Sam Evans, of Texas. The Convention then again gave consid eration to miscellaneous business. THE PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. Before the convention adjourned it took important aetton on two questions. The fli-.it was as to permanent organization. Hou. L. L. Polk, of North Carolina, re jsirted a constitution arid by-laws, which were adopted. The I sidy is to is* known as the Interstate Farmers Association. Tho next meeting is to lie held at Ituieigh, N. C. The following perma nent officers were elected: President—L. L. Polk, of North Carolina. Vice Prcsidout-at-Large—F. M. Fishback, of Arkansas. Hccre'ury owl Treasurer —D. F. Hester, of North < Carolina. Vice Presidents— K. M. McCoy, of North Carolina; R. K. Melver, of Mouth Carolina; G. R. Fairbanks, of Florida; A. T. Mcln tyre, of Georgia; R. K. Kolb, of Alabama; M. N Burke, of Mississippi; John Diamond, of i/iuislami; 1.. T. Featherstone, of Arkan sas. J. A. Ruinsey, of Texas. ExecutiveConimiitae—R. E. Parker, of North Carolina: O. I’. Mills,of South Caro lina; W. R. wettbriuger, of Florida; it. K. Crittenden, of Georgia: A. N. H. Anderson, of Aiabuma;C. H. Robinson, of Mississippi; J. C. Bearsley, B. I>. Williams, of Arkansas; T. G. Cansley, of Texas. TARIFF ISSUES AVOIDED. Tim second question arose from the intro duction of the following resolution by Mr. Barber of Arkansas: tViiP.nKA*. The agricultural interest* of our country are in a depressed condition, ns shown by re ports from every section of the tan cotton Htalei here Asseinll" 1; und, Wmeukas, We Is'lieve that this depression Is cause 1, Jo great measure, by a protective tariff; therefore, Jlerjlned. That we urge upon Congress, and especially upon the beiiiesentattieK from our respective Hlates. revision of tho tariff: that it t*> made to tax only th'- luxuries of life, and then only for the pur[*e and to the extent of needed revenue. This resolution was tabled bv s vote of M 7 to 3t’>, many members declaring that polities should not lie introduced into the conven tion. The convention has adjourned sine die. The convention attended the Governor’s re <•option at the Mansion to-night, going from the Kimlmll House in a body. The dele gates will leave at 7:50 o’chx k in the morn ing on the State rood for Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain in a s]>eolal ear. FLORIDA’S METROPOLIS. A Yacht man Anxious to Try Conclu sions with a Savannah Boat. Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 18.—The Clyde steamship Cherokee left this after noon for New York with the largest cargo ever taken from Jacksonville. Her passen ger list was crowded witli the best people of the city en route North* Senator Pasco re turned to-day from New England when* he went to visit his sick mother. He reports her recovered. , To-day Sheriff Hernandez, of St. Angus tine, came over to identify the negro con fined in the county jail. The Sheriff dis covered that the prisoner was Bahama Green, a notorious crook, who had escajied from St. Augustine jail, ami consequently took him buck. A sensational story is published in this evening’s Metropolis! about an alleged ghost seen in the Everett Hotel. Several young men will investigate the matter, as it is lielieved robbers are at work in the interior. This evening the Fernandina base ball eluh passed through Jacksonville en route for Orlando, to play a rubber to morrow with Orlando for the championship bat. Word has just been received hero that the dead body of a negro named Ixiuis Napoleon was found under a log cabin in the woods, near Sweetwater station, on the Jacksonville and St. Augustine railroad, to-day. The negro laid crawled under the house and had pried o|>en a plank and thrust bis bend through, when the plank suddenly sprang back and caught bint on the neck, strangling him. The hotly, when found, was much decomposed. The all-absorbing topic here now is the yacht race Itetween M. L. Hurtridgo's yacht Cheemaun ami Cant. Warner’s Mischief, which comes off at Fernandina on Aug. HO for |f>oo a side, over a twenty-mile inside course. In conversation with the News corresiomlent to-night Mr. Hurtriclge re marked that ho would like to try Savan nah’s (track yacht, the Naomi, in the con test, also. Ho is willing to race the Naomi with the Cheemaun for the same amount on the same course if Mr. Warner objects. BALDWIN’S REPRESENTATIVE. Dr. Kenan’s Latest Bill Not Well Re ceived by the People. Mn.LKrxiKVILLE, Ga., Aug. 17. —Dr. Ke nan, Representative (Independent) from this circuit, seems disposed to ignore the wishes of all the right-thinking people of Baldwin. Ho has introduced another bill which, if carried, will throw the affairs of our county into utter confusion and donior ilization, and inevitably be the cause, either directly or indirectly, of sudden litigation, and disturb the quiet of the county, which has existed since prohibition went into ef fect. His bill is to establish what he calls a a “Board of County Commissioners for Roads and Revenue,” but the provision of his hill is to give that board almost unlim ited (towers. His Hoard of five Commission ers is to bo elected by a popular veto, and as the county has more than twice ns many negroes us whites, it will evidently Is l at the mercy of the negroes. In electing the board it provides that no registration snnll l>e re quilt'd, and thus some six or seven hundred defaulting tax-payers who could not vote for anti-prohibition, and mostly negroes, eon vote in electing this board. In spite of the prohibition act that has proven so Itene flcial, this new Itoard will have the privilege of granting liquor license. Another pro vision is that, none can be on that board ex cept those who resided in the Htnte ton years. Thus any young man just of age or some worthless negro may be elected to the exclusion of someone who has the interest, of the county at heart. The bill also pro vides that, three of the five shall ho a quo rum to pass any act they please, for their powers are very large, ami thus three men may hold the destinies of the county in their hands. Ho odious is this bill, to the better class nf people in the county, that a delegation wos sent to Atlanta lust week to present U> the iagislature a petition signed by about 800 or jOO white freeholders Legging not to puss this bill. The matter was argued, hut Kenem was allowed time to got up a couu ter petition. SOHOOL GIRLS WAYLAID. Two Negroea the Culprits -Two Blacks Have a Fight. Columbus, (Ja., Aug. 18. —Two negro hoys met two young white girls going to school, on tho road near Ellornlic, in Harris county, nml rubied them of their school Issiks and dinner baskets. They then frightened the girls,who ran iuto the wood* for safety. The negroes hearing somebody approaching <srcapel 1. The citizens of that section are thoroughly aroused, and are making every effort to capture the negroes. John Griffin, night watchman Ht the Cos lumhus Iron Works, was run over by a hack to-night and badly Injuns!. William Dorsey and Alexander K*yi driek (ixith colored) liu/i a fight last night on Hixtii strict, in wliich tlie latter was cut seriously witii n knife. The troiilile grew out of attention Kindrirk had lieon paying Dorsey’s .wife. Both nogm-s were bound over to appear at the next term of court. Kindrick and Dorsey's wife were also put under bond for adultery. Judge Hall’s Case Hopeless. Atlanta, Ga. ( Aug. 18.—A telegram re ceived from Asheville this afternoon stated that Judge Samuel Hull's condition was a trifle Is-tber, but lio bojie was entertained for his recovery. Paralysis has involved his right side and vocal organs, and he cannot speak. Muster Rolls Received. Atlanta, (Ja., Aug. 18.—Tlie Adjutant General hits received from Washington tho complete muster roll of the I. Georgia regiment. The Colonels are F. 8, Bartow, 8. M. Farrar, J. K. Towers, and the S'xtli (ioorgia regiment Colonels are A. H. Colquitt and J. T. Isifton The Altamaha Very High. Baxley, (Ja , Aug 18.—The Altamaha, from reports, is higher than was over known, but the News correspondent hears of no rbunage to .irops, in fact there is very little farming interests on the Altanuiha along here. Sharp Has Two Obills. New York, Aug. 18. —Jacob Sharp had two violent chilis this morning. Three physicians and alt his family were sum moned to his bedside. At 1 :8U o'clock when the doctors arrived ut tlie jail, tho chili had passed, but he wn . weak an<l exhausted. The physicians said that ho was in no immediate danger, hut that he must be closely watched. He is un able to lift hiruiself without help, and lies most of the time unconscious, andseeius to he in advnu: condition. I PRICK ftlO A YEAR. I 1 a enn a copy, f SEIZURE OF THE SEALERS OVER SIOO,OOO WORTH OF PROP* ERTY CONFISCATED. The Captain of One of the Vessels Ac cidentally Killed by the Discharge of a Gun Six More Vessels Expected to Fall into the Clutches of the Cut ter. Han Francisco, Aug. 18.—The steamer St. Paul which arrived here from Behring sea to-day, brought additional details of the seizure of the British and American sealing schooner* by the revenue cutter Rush. Be sides the vessels mentioned l>y Capt. Shep pard in his official report to the Treasury Department, he also seized, July 25, the American schooner Lilly S. with 107 skins; Aug. 5, the American schooner Angel Dolly. 178 skins; Ang. 7, tin* American schooner Ann, 880 skins; Aug. 7, the British schooner Kilo, .’WO skins; and Aug. 7, the British schooner, Alfred Adams, 1,400 skins. Four hundred and forty-three sealskins, which were land ed by Britisli Imttoms at the warehouse of Lyndo & Hough, on Popoff Island, were ulso taken. VALUE Of THE SEIZURES. It is estimated that the aggregate value of all the schooners, their cargoes and out fits seized by the Rush Itetween July 0 and Aug. 7 is not much below 1100,000, and the figures is plait'd much higher by good uu thoritios Just Iteforc the Angel Dolly was seized, her Captain, Alfred N. Tunis, was killed by the accidental discharge of a ritle which lie was dragging across the deck. A seizure of 400 skins was made on one of the islands of Ounalaska, while fhe season was at its height. Ai ling on private information, a force of men was sent from the Kush, and un earthed skins which had been secured by the British schooner Lottie Fairfield. The Rush was under orders to leave for rue Pribilor Islands at once. When the St. Paul started for Han Francisco reports were received that six or eight schooners were hovering about the islands killing seals at every opportunity, uml defying tho employes of the Alaska Commercial Com pany. The Rush was expected to gather these vessels in, and semi them to Hitka with others. FEARS FOR A REVENUE CUTTER. Hr. Paul, Aug. 18.—It is reported that great fears arc expressed in Ounalaska for the safety of tho United Htates revenue cut ter Bear, commanded by Capt. Mackiy. Hi> was leaky when she started northward} but, her Cuptain expected to beach her for repairs. Hhc sailed June 20 and had not been heard from up to Aug. H. COLOROW’S CAMPAIGN. The Indians Well Aware That It Is a Fight to the Death. Denver, Aug. 18.—A special to the New* from Glcnwood Hprings says: “The News' speciul Norther Courier bos learned exclu sively that the White Iliver Ute Indians have sent runners to tho Uncoinpahgrea camp, Blaokfoot, Sioux, Crow and other tribes in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho for aid. Colornw knows he must fight, that this will Is* a decisive battle and that it will end the Indian question forever. He has determined, it is said, to have other trilies brought into the present difficulty and while the outbreak has been local so far, he wants to make it a national one. Tile runners uro reported to have started to the canqis of other tribes from Yellow Jacket Pass Hi v day night. Duncan Blair, a white ranchman, who married a Ute, and who is said to bo popular with tho IJtes. is alleged to have stated this to be a fact” MICEKKH UNDER OUAKD. Rawlings, Wyo., Aug. 18.—The mail coach that arrived to-night was escorted out fifteen miles from Meeker by a heavy guard. Late advices from that point state that tho town is being guarded night nnd day hy a force of armed) men. A conference was held with tho Indians Tuesday morning, hut nothing defi nite was determined. Badness mini anil large property holders declare that there Is no Indian war. Tlie militia were exjieeted' to arrive at Meeker this morning. They will iierhapu try to drive the Indians from the State, when the war will begin IB earnest. A FIOIIT TO THE DEATH. Everything points to the fact that Colo row, having dug up the hatchet, the Utos must now unit forever be driven out. Three companies of cavalry would be sufficient to take ail the Indians out of the State if the tight is forced. Tlie settlements on Bear and Snake river will no doubt bo destroyed, and many people killed, as tiro State militia and n few volunteers will be no match for the Indians. Every thing in Northwestern Colorado is all ex citement. Tlie people are leaving their homes and crops for places of safety, while tho Indians are rocsiring reinforcements from the Uintah and Uneompahgrej* agencies. The outlook is anything be? pleasant. MEXICO'S STRIKE ENDED. Military and Guards Preserving Order Along tho Line. Denver, Aug. 18.—An El Paso special to the Time* from the City of Mexico, says: “The strike has collapsed on this end of the road. All passenger and freight trains aro running with their usual regular ity between Mexico and Calera, and the business of the road is resumed. The striker’s at Han Juan do) Bio endeav ored to tanifier with the track and to intirn dute tiro engineers. They are being looked after by the authorities of that place. Rural guards lmve 'sien located at all terminal points as far north as Jimuloo, and a company of the Fifteenth regiment will Is; stationed at Jirninez to quell any in terference at that point. No more trouble is expected.” Augusta’s Invitation. Washington, Aug. 18.—The invitation of the city of Augusta, (ta., to President Cleveland to visit that city on his Journey to Atlanta, was received at the White House to-day. Out of defem** to the fre quently expressed wish of the President, that xtich invitations be conveyed in uninu other manner than by a personal visit of delegations, the Augusta invitation reached the President by express. It is iui elegant specimen of ornamental manuscript. A Meeting of the Cabinet. Washington, Aug. 18. —The President came into the city tins morning from Oak- I view and spent the day at the White House. A meeting of the Cabinet was held at the usual hour, but the only members present were Secretaries Bayard and Fairchild. The Canadian fisheries and financial situation were the principal question* considered. Two New Fever Cases. Key Win, Aug. 18.—Two new cases of yellow fever have Ixmiu reported by the Vsnird of Health since yesterday and oue death, an infant.