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i ,!. H. EfeTILL, Editor and Proprietor, j CLKItKS IN PARTY RANDS. LYMAN SIDES WITH OBERLY ON THE QUESTION. Associations of the State Order Con sidered Very Objectionable, if Not Illegal Demoralization of the Public Service Considered a Certain Out come of Their Existence. Washington, Oct. 25. —Civil Service Commissioner Lyman, who has just re turned to the city, was interviewed by an Associated Press reporter to-day. In reply to inquiries by the reporter, Mr. Lyman -aid that he had read Commissioner Oberiy's letter to the Illinois Association and the re ported interview with Commissioner Edger ton on the points raised and discussed in the letter, and that in the main his views coin cided with those of Mr. Oberlv. He re garded associations of the character of the Illinois Association, whether composed of Democrats, Republicans, Labor re formers, temperance advocates or whatnot as very objectionable, if not illegal, and certain to a greater or less extent to demor alize the public service, and to defeat one object of the civil service law, viz.: To secure a non-partisan service within t :e sphere of tire operation of the law—a service non partisan in fact and non-partisan in attitude and action, in which partisan politics as a trade shall have no place. OPEN TO ALL PARTIES. “Such service,” he said, “would be made up of men of all parties; men who might in truth hold, and on suitable occasions give expression to, strong political views, but who would bpld expression and advocacy of those views in subordination to the public interest, and in so doing would yield no whit of their rights or privileges as citizens. It is clearly the right of a citizen —of every citizen,” said Mr. Lyman, “to hold and express, in word and act, political views; but it is not the right of any citizen, who is also a public servant, to so give expression to his political views, pitber in word or act, as to bring discord and coni'nsion into the public service. Re • pose is a normal and necessary condition of "ffieieney in the public service, and it needs no great wisdom to see that the organiza l ion of that service into warring political factions would be utterly destructive of that repose. A QUEER SPECTACLE. “Once concede," ho continued, “that the adherents in the public service of a party in power may organize themselves into as sociations for the purpose of maintaining that party in power, and under impartial action of the civil service law the right must also be conceded to those in the service opposed to the party in power to organize themselves into associations for the purpose of overthrowing that party, and driving it out of power, end when all parties are thus organized, and the members of the association of each are actively engaged in endeavors to oust from the service the members of the asso ciations of others—for that is just the direc tion their activity will take sooner or later, no matter what their profession—what a spectacle will be presented to the gaze of the country. The bare thought of the possi bility of such a condition of things, result ing from the organization of partisan polit ical associations in the public service, is enough to condemn the whole movement, and Should secure its instant abandonment.'’ POLITICAL ASSESSMENTS. Upon the subject of assessments or con tributions for political purposes he said: “Such associations cannot be maintained without niorev, and the payment of money in the shape lues or otherwise by their members v. nar iin thA public service, to the treasurer, also in that service, would be a clear violation of section 14 of the civil service law, and the receipt of every Rich payment of money, or other valuable thing by such Treasurer, would be an equally clear violation of section 11 of the civil service law. But it is claimed that mi >ney or any other thing of value may be paid to a Treasurer who is not in the public service without violating the law. This is not so clear. The law provides that no officer, clerk or other person in the service of the L T nited States States shall, directly or indirectly, give,or hand over to any other officer, clerk or person in the service of the United States any money or other valuable thing on account of, or to be applied to, the promotion of any jiolitical object whatever. ACTS AS AN AGENT. “The Treasurer of one of these State as Bociations, whether he be in the service or or not, acts as agent of the association, which is his principal, and in receiving money or any other valuable thing receives it as such agent, for his principal, and holds it subject to the disposition of that princi pal. Every member of such an association, therefore, if this reasoning be correct, who pays dues to its Treasurer, does, directly or indirectly, hand over to every other member money or a valuable thing which he thus pays, and in so giving violates the law, and every other member of the association in so receiving violates the law.’’ BOARDS OK EXAMINERS. Refering to Mr. Oberiy's recent order de claring membei-s of political committees in eligible for appointment on boards of civil service examiners, Mr. Lyman said: “If it is objectionable for employes in the classi fied civil service to organize themselves into partisan political associations, it is much more objectionable for the mem tiers of boards of civil service examiners to be members of such associations, or of' committees organized for political work. The members of these boards must be absolutely free from any suspicion of partisanship in their action—a thing impos sible so long as they are active in such asso ciations or on such committees —and it is clarly the right and duty of the Civil Ser vice Commission to see to it that its boards of examinefs aro free from every just sus picion of partisanship in their actions.” Cleveland and His Cabinet. W ABHINGTON, Oct. 25.—The regular meet ings of the. Cabinet were resumed to-day. All the members were present excepting Secretary Whitney, who is out of the city. The animal reports and the President’s mes sage to Congress were the principal subjects of consideration. Birmingham’s New Postmaster. Washington. Oct. 25. —The President has appointed Maurice B. Throckmorton postmaster at Birmingham,Ala.,vice Henry J. Winn, resigned. Made a Store Keeper. Washington, Oct. Bs.—The Secretary of the Treasury to-day appointed John W. MoKerald t o be Store Keeper and Gauger at Hillsboro, N. C. A Steamer Wrecked. CAi.LiNGwoon. Ont.. Oct. 35. —The steamer City of Owens of the Caliingwood Transit Company’s line was wrecked half a mile east of Capperton Island light house, during a heavy gale Monday morning. The crew left the steamer in a life boat, and had n naiTow escape from being drowned. The steamer Campania arrived here this morn ing, having on board all the crew of the wrecked steamer. The City of Owens was owned by Smith & Keeghiey of Toronto, and was'valued at 130,000. FIGHT OF THE ANARCHISTS. The Counsel on Both Sides Preparing Their Arguments. Washington, Oct. 35.—The counsel on both sides in the Chicago Anarchists’ cases are busily engaged in preparing thp argu ments which they will make in the United States Supreme Court on Thursday. It is probable that Gen. Pryor and Gen. Butler will speak in support of the petition for a writ of error, and that Attorney General Hunt, of Illinois, will ask formal leave of the court to make an oral argument- in be half of the State, and in opposition to the petition. Mr. Salomon, of the counsel for the Anarchists, said to-day that he had not sent a telegram to Chicago expressing dis couragement or doubt as to the granting of the writ, and that the report in circulation to that effect was entirely without founda tion. GETTING READY TO lIANG THEM. Chicago, Oct. 35.—Preparations are already being made for the groat anti- Anarchist drama of Nov. 11. Already or ders have been given, it is said, to the mem bers of the Second Regiment Illinois Na tional Guard that they will be required to be ou duty for a full week, or per haps longer, prior to Nov. 11, at their armory, or wherever else their services may be required. The probabilities are that the First regimeut will be called upon to do the same. It is under stood, however, that neither of the regi ments will be called from their respect! ve armories, unless in case of absolute need. It is also stated on authority that the entire block on which the county jail and Criminal Court buildings are located are to be cordoned with police, and all North Clark street buildings abut ting ou the jail will be guarded with police officerAand no one allowed to enter them until aßfcr the execution of the condemned men. MAKING THE SHROUDS. Quite a sensasion was caused to-day among the inmates of the woman’s depart ment of the jail by an official request that they help make shrouds and caps to be used at the execution of the condemned seven. Some of the inmates were willing to do the work required, and were even anxious to participate In the ghastly task, but others were strongly opposed to ren dering any aid, and these formed so large a part of the inmates that it may be necessary to have the work done outside the jail. The material, white unbleached muslin, has already been purchased. Each shroud will be shaped like a bag, only with holes at both ends and gathered close at the top. The goods will be half a yard in width, and about the same length, gathered together at the top, which will be about 10 inches across. The mate rial is cut into the necessary shape, and lacks nothing but tho stitches that were asked to-day of the motley crowd of women male factors confined in the same prison with the seven death-sentenced Anarchists. THANKSGIVING DAY. President Cleveland Issues the Annual Proclamation. Washington, Oct. 25.—The following proclamation was issued late this afternoon: A PROCLAMATION, By the President of the United States. The goodness and mercy of God, which have followed the American people during all the days of the past year, claim their grateful recognition and bumble acknowledgment. By His omnipotent.power He has protected us from war and pestilence, and lrom every national calamity; by His gracious favor the earth has yielded a generous return to the iabor of the husbandman and every path of honest toil has led to comfort and contentment; by His loving kindness the hearts of our people have been rt plenished with fraternal sentiment and patriotic endeavor, and by His unerring guidance we have been directed in the way of national pros perity. to the end that we may. with one accord, testify our gratitude. For all these blessings I Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, do hereby designate and set apart Thursday, Nov. 24, next, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by all the people of the laud. On that day let secular work and em ployment be suspended, and let our people as semble in their accustomed places of worship, and with prayer and songs of praise give t hanks to our Heavenly Father for all that He has done for us, while we humbly implore for giveness of our sins and continuance of His mercy. Let families and kindred be reunited on that day.and let their beans,filled with kindly cheer and affectionate reminiscences be turned in thankfulness to the Source of all tlieir pleas ures arid the Giver of all that makes the day glad and joyous. And in the midst of our wor ship and our happiness let us remember the poor, needy and unfortunate: and by our gifts of charity and ready benevolence let us increase the number of those who with grateful hearts shall join in our thanksgiving. In witness whereof I have set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be here unto affixed Done at the city of Washington this 25th day of October, in the year of our Lord IKR7. and of the independence of the United States the 112th. Grover Cleveland. By the President: Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State. A DEMON OPENS A SWITCH. A Fireman Loses His Life as a Re sult of the Act. Houston, Tex., Oct. 35. —Passengers on to-night's train from Austin bring news of a fiendish case of train wrecking this morn ing three miles east of Ledbetter. Asa passenger train reached that point, the en gineer saw a man deliberately open the switch, allowing the train to run on a small siding to the gravel pit. As the train dashed to the side track , the engineer gave the danger signal, and applied the air brakes, but it was too late ro prevent the engine from plunging in a deep gravel pit. The engineer and fireman both jumped for their lives, but the latter rolled in under the falling engine and was crushed to death. The rest of the train kept the rails. When Conductor Robinson went to the rear of the 1 rain he saw three men mount horses. They fired two shots at the conductor and then rode away. The dia bolical conduct of the three night riders is wrapped iu mystery, as they male no at tempt to rob the passengers or mail. Irving Hall to Bolt. New York, Oct. 25.—The committee of twenty-four ol Irving Hall to-night decided to indorse the Republican nominations of Nicoll and Martino for the district attorney ship and judgeship of the General Sessions, respectively. A member of the committee says Irving Hall will support the entire Re publican city ami county ticket. At the auxiliary registration in Brooklyn co-day, caused by the mistake of the Board of Estimate in fixing the days for registra tion, 9,GUI voters registered, making a grand total of 119,685. This number iR unprece dented, with the exception of 1884. Nine Seamen Drowned. San Francisco, Oct. 25.—A dispatch from Valparaiso states that the British bark Balaklava, from London to San Francisco, was dismasted during a gale and had her decks stove in off Cape Horn. She is now at Ancul. During tho gale nine men, in cluding the mate, were washad overboard and drowned. Three Stark in Death. EIi.ENDALE, Dak., Oct. 25.—This morn ing a threshing engine belonging to John Glass, at work about ten miles southeast of this place, exploded, killing two men out right and wounding three, one of whom has since died. SAY ANN All, GA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1887. CHAMBERLAINS COMING. HE MAKES A FAREWELL SPEECH AT ISLINGTON. Desirability of Amicable Relations Between the Two Great English- Speaking Nations Emphasized -Irish Intentions of Hampering the Fishery Commission— Canadian Commercial Union Means Separation. London, Oct. 25. —The Foreign Office has issued a circular announcing that Mr. Chamberlain will depart for Washington early in November, and will be accompa nied by Mr. Bergne, Superintendent of the Treasury Department, and Mr. Maycoek. another attache of the Foreign Office. A meeting was held at Islington t o-day in honor of Joseph Chamberlain. Resolutions were adopted expressing satisfaction at his appointment to the Fisheries Commission, and trusting that he would be successful in his announced intention to promote har mony and good wifi between the United States and England. Mr. Chamberlain replied that he appre ciated this reference to the honorable and important mission upon which he would embark in the course of a few days. He was well aware that the task was full of difficulty. The question was a complicated one, and it involved enormous interests. [Cries of “Hear! hear!”] Ou several occa sions during the present century it had gone far toward endangering the amicable rela tions existing between tlie two great branches of the Anglo-SaHon races, whose cordial amity must be the earnest desire of every friend of peace and civilization. [Cheers. ] Unfortunately the difficulties in his way were not those inherent in the case or directly involved in the issue to be decided. irish-american opposition. They had all seen a telegram stating that Irish-Americans would do all in their power to mar his mission, and would be able to prevent its success. The sources of the statement might be tainted, yet it repre sented the undoubted fact that Irish-Ameri cans were ready to use every effort to pre vent a settlement. There had never been a time during the last thirty years when the Irish in America had not been willing to use the privileges conceded to them by their adopted country, in order to sow dissension and promote ill-feeling between Great Britain and America. [Hear, hear.] More than once they had shown their readiness to jeopardize the best interests of their adopted country in order to avenge real or fancied injuries. He was pot sanguine enough to anticipate that on the present occasion they would change their policy, but he was encouraged by the belief that a vast majority of native Americans [cheers] and every Englishman and Scotchman in the United Kingdom would regard the fratricidal conflict be tween the two countries as a crime of the deepest dye. They were earnestly desirous of an amicable and honorable settlement, and would not allow it to be jeopardized by party rancor or personal feelings. [Hear, hear.] A CANADIAN COMMERCIAL UNION. This would be his last speech before leav ing for America, Mr. Chamberlain declared, so he would refer to another telegram stat ing that the Toronto Globe had comments upon some werds in one of his speeches in [flster, construing them into an insult to ail Canadians. There was great misapprehen sion of his meaning. W hat he had said was that there was a party in Canada seeking a commercial union with the United Slates, which would practically mean free trade be tween Canada and the \Jnited States. \V hi le at the same time Canada was to continue to impose protective duties on im ports from the mother country, Canada was to give preference to every article of manu facture from the United States over manu f aetures from Great Britain. He had said that the people of Ceuada desired an arrange ment by force, but he had remarked that in that case all the advantage of the slender tie, which still bound Canada to England would disappear as far as England was con cerned, as it was not likely that tho people of Great Britain would continue much longer to sustain obligations, and respon sibilities of a relationship, nil the recipro cal benefits of which had been withdrawn. WOULD MEAN SEPARATION. So he had said that a commercial union of this kind, if it ever came about, would be the first step toward signal and practical separation. That was a matter of fact. He could not conceive how any human being with a grain of reason could deem that there was anything insulting in this state ment. [Heai - , hear.] He was not sorry for tne occasion to make this reference. What a vivid light it threw upon the general question of Ireland? Mr. Gladstone had again and again quoted Canada as an illus tration of how England might maintain imperial control over matters of imperial interest, while allowing en tire independence in all domestic business. The Toronto Globe , in the same article had said that Canada had reached a stage of development where her choice must prevail over all considerations. That meant that Canada had the right (and he would not dispute it whenever her interests de manded it) to follow her own interests with out reference to the views of the mother country, although tho subject ‘of disagree ment might be among those expressly with drawn from her cognizance by the constitu tion. APPLYING IT TO IRELAND. Let that be applied to Ireland. If ever Ireland obtained a practically indejiendent Parliament, separation would be at the dis cretion of that Parliament. The Gladston ians might not intend to bring about separa tion, but they were blind to the result which must inevitably follow the adoption of this policy. [Cheers.] They failed to see what the example of Canada clearly showed, that if their policy were adopted England would have to give up all control over the Union ami hand it over to Mr. Parnell or to some successor who might be less moderate in his views and more hostile to British con nection than Mr. Parnell. Criticising Mr. Gladstone’s speeches at Nottingham lie said they gave evidence that it was hopeless to attempt to reconcile the opposing factions of tho I Jberal party. Ho claimed that every item of Mr. Gladstone’s programme hail been borrowed from his own authorized programme, every measure of which had been delayed and defeated by Mr. Glad stone’s policy. THE GHOSTS OK LIBERAL MEASURES. It is not his programme, he declared. It is a phantasmagoria. They are the ghosts of the Liberal measures slain by his action, lie raises them by incantation only to lay them again when they have served hfs purpose and stimulated the fanaticism of his devotees. [Laughter and cheers.] While this programme of the future is clearly de fined the policy which he himself under takes is kept in the shadow, or in total darkness, only the barest line being dis cernible to the keenest sight. When we ask for details we are reproved for our imperti nent curiosity. [ Laughter.] In spite of this assertion that ho has kept an open mind on the Ulster question every argument he has used has shown his determination to ad here to his original purpose to submit Ulster to the hateful control of the league. I pre- diet, without hesitation, that Ulster will I never submit to a Dublin Parliament. Mr. Chamberlain, in concluding, de nounced Mr. Gladstone’s attacks upon the police ill Ireland and the police of Loudon. These attacks, he said, had the effect of pro moting a spirit of disorder. During the latter portion of his speech Mr. Chamber lain was disturbed l>v a band of music sta tioned inside the hall, and on departing he was hooted by n large crowd. INCENDIARISM CALLED FUN. Two Men Burn a Salvation Army Bar racks and Fire a Church. Kingston, Ont., Oct. 25.—Two young men stood in the police dock this morning and pleaded guilty to setting fire to the Sal vation Army barracks and Third Methodist church at an early hour. The police officers cleverly captured them. They had Hied the barracks, and during tho excitement went to the church, tore up the pulpit car l>et and found it nnignitable and then going to the basement, fired a lot of liooks along side a partition. Policemen discovered the blaze, put it out aud hid. So the men, wondering at a second alarm not being given, went to the church to ascertain the cause, and were ur rested. Both later confessed their guilt and laid the blame upon liquor. The persons are Alexander Newman, aged 30, and Wil liam Andrew, aged 30. They also say that the act was done from, pure deviltry. The magistrate will sentence them tomorrow. Newuian is suspected of firing other build ings. For tbo past week incendiary tires have been numerous. Once before the Sal vation barracks were destroyed, ami New man was strongly suspected of being the fire bug. The Army folks by this last fire suffer a loss of $7,000. SAVED FROM A FOREST FIRE. Narrow Escape from Destruction of Wellsville, Ohio. Chicago, Oct. 35. —A Wellsville, 0., special says: “The hurricane which blew all yesterday has subsided, and to this may be attributed the saving of the town of Empire from complete destruction by a forest fire. The fire is now under control. All the valuable property' in the place was saved, owing to the work of the citizens day and night. The railroad company sent a large force of men on a special train to the scene, and they rendered heroic service. The drought in this section continues. The woods at Industry have been burning for two days. Yesterday fire broke out in Har ley’s woods, at Salineville, and burned sev eral acres of valuable timber. The loss is unknown.” • MILLS BURNED. St. Louis, Oet. 25.—The saw mill, shingle mill and planing mill of C. C. Loomis, situ ated about three miles north of Little Rook, Ark., on the Iron Mountain railroad, at Loomis station, was consumed by fire last night. The cause was fire in tho woods, and so fierce were the flames, and so rapid their advance, that Loomis and hjs men were compelled to seek safety in flight. Ho parched and dry were the woods around the mill that the flames ran through the tops of the trees, devouring everything in their way. About $15,000 worth of fine lumber was destroyed, with all the buildings. Mr. Loomis puts his loss at $60,000 to $70,000, upon which there was no insurance. REVOLT OF THE KNIGHTS. Powderly Will- Gain Friends for the Enemies He is Making. Chicago, Oct. 25. —The first formal step by any Knight of Labor Assembly to join the secession from the order was taken to night in this city by Local Assembly No. 1,307, of which Parsons, the Anarchist, is leader. The assembly held a pro tracted meeting, and the senti ment developed was overwhelmingly in favor of rebellion, and a bitter fight against Mr. Powderly. A vote separating the assembly from the Knights was not actually taken, however, action being con fined to appointing a committee to confer with the Provisional Committee, of which Joseph A. Buchanan is the ruling spirit. Just what course will lie pursued has not been divulged, further than that it will lie most embarrassing possibly to Mr. Powderly and his colleagues. BANKERS GO SKY HIGH. They Were Long of a Bear Market Creditors May Get 50 Per Cent. Boston, Oct, 25.—Perkins, Dupee & Cos., ttankers, at No. 40 State street, successors to Charles A. Sweet & Cos., have failed. The firm has been long of tlie market. The sus pension of the firm created scarcely a ripple of excitement on the street, although it was considered as an indication of the effects of going long on n bear market A member of the firm stated this morning that tlie liabilities, which were all unsecured, would not exceed $40,000, while the assets would scarcely reach $20,000 The direct cause of the failure was depression in Massachusetts Central and Union Pacific, on which shares the firm was long on margins. It is stated that the creditors will not realize more than 50ct on the dollar, and there is no prospect of the firm resuming. BETTER PAY FOR PRINTERS# Minneapolis Offices Concede an Ad vance After Arbitration. Minneapolis, Oct. 35.—A new scale of wages goes into effect in the daily newspaper offices of this city Nov. 1. The matter has been under arbitration for some days, and late last night the arbitrators, O. W Miller, of tho Tribune job office, E. B. Getchel, of the Typographical Union, and County Auditor L. A. Condit, rendered their de cision to this effect: The men give up ad vertisements, which will now be sot up by men working on salary, and will receive 42c. per 1,000 ems for ordinary- matter. The afternoon scale will be Ste. per 1,000. The scale heretofore has been 38c. and 33c, per 1,000. A Man With No Respect for God Columbus, Ga., Oct. 25. —George Ven able, a well-known young man of this city, was charged in the Mayor’s Court this morn ing with disturbing public worship. He arose in the Kalvution Army Sunday night and offered the following prayer: “Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, send us down a jug of rum and we'll get there all the same. ’ Mayor Grimes fined him $25 and hound him over in a bond of S2OO for disturbing public wor ship. Paying Up for Chatsworth. Ht. Louis, Oct. 35. —.John 8. Stevens, at torney of the Toledo, Peoria and Western railroad, says the company has up to date settled with the relations or legal represen tatives of forty people who were killed at Chatsworth arid with sixty of those who were injured. The highest amount paid on a death loss was $2,0 K). Murder on a Farm. Norfolk, Va., Oct. 25.—Henry L. Jones, a farmer of Isle of Wight county, Vo., shot and instantly killer! William Haddler. a white farm hand employed by him, Monday evening. Tho men quarreled over a trifling matter. Jones escaped. A SUSPECT DROPS DEAD. LONDON'S POLICE WERE SHADOW ING HIM AT THE TIME. Sensational Developments Expected at the Inquest To-Day Sir Blunt’s Case on at Woodford Earl Spencer Condemns the Government’s Irish Policy and Predicts a Gladstonian Triumph. Dublin, Oct. 25.—The trial of Kir Wil frid Blunt, opened this morning at Wood ford. Mr. Ronun appeared as counsel for the prosecution, aud Mr. Harrington, mem ber of Parliament, for the defense. Mr. Harrington objected to the constitution of the court, ou the ground that the magis trates lacked special authority from the Viceroy to hold an adjourned court. The objection was over ruled. Mr. Harrington then applied for a summons against Magist rate Byrne for assault upon Mr. Blunt. Decisions on this t stint was postponed. Mr. Byrne was called to the witness stand. He testified that he warned Mr. Blunt twice on the platform, at the inerting on Sunday, to desist front speak ing. but he went on all the same. The wit ness did not see anybody assault Mr. Blunt, but before he gave the order for his arrest he foundjhim lying on the ground, and Lady Blunt lying over him. ROUGH ON EDITOR WALSH. Mr. Walsh, editor of the Wexford Profile, who was sentenced yesterday to u mouths' imprisonment for publishing reports of meet ings of suppressed branches of the National League was condemned to-dayto two inouthi’s imprisonment at hard labor on another charge. Four of the summonses against him were dismissed. Mr. Dillon is expected to arrive at Cork to-day. Trouble is feared During the hearing of Mr. Blunt's case to-day the Crown counsel announced that English and Irish agitators in Ireland would be treated alike. BOUND TO MAKE SPEECHES. London, Oct. 25. —The English Home Rule Union has resolved to continue the holding of meetings in Ireland, notwith standing the arrest of Mr. Blunt, and to send another deputation to that country. Mr. Gladstone has arrived at the Marquis of Ripon’s residence. He made several speeches en route. At Leeds, he said, with reference to Ireland, that events were ri]>en ing weekly, that the government’s policy in Ireland was going from bad to worse, and that the tide w r as flowing in powerful cur rents and more quickly than lie had ven tured to hope, relieving him of the anxiety he formerly felt respecting the length of the struggle. A DYNPMITER DROPS DEAD. A man died suddenly in London and the police took charge of the body. On search ing the clothing of the dead man the fact was discovered that he was an American and was connected with a dynamite con spiracy. The names of his fellow-conspira tors were given, but tho police will not be able to arrest them because they have not committed any overt acts. An inquest over the remains will be held to-morrow when full particulars regarding the con spiracy are probable. The Scotland Yard authorities had secured almost enough evidence to warrant the arrest of the man when he died. The cir cumstances of his death were so suspicious that the detectives themselves notified the Coroner. Sensational revelations are promised at the inquest. It has transpired that, police patrolling on the river in front of the Parliament buildings was recently resumed. SPENCER CONDEMNS THE GOVERNMENT. Earl Bi>encer made a speech at Edinburg today. He condemned the policy pursued by the government in Ireland, and expressed the belief that Mr. Gladstone would soon lx> returned to powor, and his home rule meas ure be adopted by Parliament. The Earls of Roseberry and Aberdeen and many other distinguished persons were present. POLICE OCCUPY A COURT HOUSE. Cork, Oct. ‘25. —The police have occupied the court house to prevent tlie meeting of citizens called by the Mayor to protest against the Recorder hearing the case of Mr. O’Brien. “GOP SAVE IRELAND.” When Mr. Dillon was on on his way to the station to-day to take the train for Dub lin he was followed by a crowd singing “God Save Ireland.” While the procession was passing the King street barracks the police sullied out and charged upon the crowd, using their batons freely. Mr. Dillon was about to deliver an address from bis carriage when Magistrate Gardner, who was in command of the po lice, read the riot act. The Mayor protested against the hasty action on the part of the Magistrate. On advice of Mr. Dillon, Mr. Tanner anil the Mayor, the crowd dispersed without making any further demonstration. The meeting was held in the Chamber of Commerce. The police arrived just as the gathering dispersed. ALL MEETINGS PROHIBITED. Queenstown, Oct. 25. —The Magistrate has forbidden any meeting at, Middleton during the time the Recorder hears Mr. O’Brien’s appeal from the verdict against him at Mitehellstown for using seditious _ SAID TO HAVE FOUNDERED. Startling Rumors About a Transatlan tic Steamer. Antwerp, Oct. 85. —Rumors which could be traced to no source have been in circula tion here and in Brussels to-day that the Red Star line steamer Westemland, which has 400 passengers and a crew of 90, lias foundered at sea. The agents here have no information at all about the vessel apd place no credence whatever in the rumors. The Westernland loft Antwerp on Oct. 15 for New York, and is not, due at the latter place until Thursday. A Defeat for the George Men. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 35.—The Court of Appeals to-day decided adversely to the Henry George party on the npjieal in the mandamus suit, to compel the New York police board to appoint a representative of that party as the fifth member of the vari ous boards of inspectors of elections, as a suit trying the Issues involved could hardly be decided before Nov. 8. Montana’a Defenaea. St. Paul, Oct. 25. —Troops were to-day engaged in throwing up earthworks and perfecting a system of defense at Fort Cus ter, Montana." Two companies of infantry from Fort Missoula reached Fort Custer to night. It is thought the troops sent to the Cheyenne Agency will arrive to-morrow evening, and tho movement at Custer will begin at once thereafter. Russia’s New Allies. PARIS, Oct. 25.—The Figaro states that the Czar visited Copenhagen with a view of taking decisive action in regard to Bulgar ian affairs, and that he has formed an anti- German alliance between Russia. Belgium, Holland, Sweden and Denmark. Other powers are expected to join the alliance. FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT. M. Rouvier Asks a Heavy Extraordi nary Army and Navy Credit. Paris, Oct. 25.—The legislative cham bers reassembled to-day. In the Chamber of Deputies, M. Rouvier, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, introduced a bill providing for an extraordinary army and navy credit of 100,000,U00f. He also intro duced a bill for the conversion of 41* per cent, rentes into 3 per cent, rentes. (ten. Perron, Minister of War, submitted a bill for a special corps of infantry and artillery for mountain service. M. Flourens, Minister for Foreign Affairs, submitted the Anglo-French con vention relative to the Suez canal and New Hebrides Islands. M. deOrnmm (Bonapartist) moved that a committee lie appointed to inquire into the Caffarel-Wilson legion of honor decoration scandals, and demanded urgency for his motion. Prime Minister Rouvier opposed the granting of urgency. He said that the scandals were being dealt with in the course of law. and the passage of urgency would create confusion of jurisdiction. The mo tion for urgency was carried, however, by a vote of .'l7! I to 1 a5. Tiie Republican Electoral Committee of Tours has asked M. Wilson whether he took advantage of his residence at the Elyseas to avoid the payment of taxes, whether lie made use of the Presidential autograph stamp for private purposes, and whether he promised favors iu return for personal services. It is expected that M. Wilson will refuse to speak to the electors except as a deputy, and that he will with draw from the political field ff the meet ing of Republicans about to be held at Tours approves the action of the com mittee. SAVING THE HEATHEN. Negroes, Indians, Chinese and Moun tain Whites Put in One Class. Portland, Ms., Oct. 25.—The Forty-first annual meeting of the American Missionary Associations he organ of the Congregational Churches for work among the negroes, In dians, Chinese and mountain whites, began this afternoon, in the Second Church. After an address of welcome, by Rev. Mr. Daniels, pastor of the church, various committees were appointed. The report of the Execu tive Committee, of which the follow ing is an abstract, was then read. The report says: “The work in the South is emphatically one of instruction. There have been fifty-four schools planted in those states, six of which are chartered in stitutions, and fairly entitled to the rank of colleges. Sixteen are normal and training schools. In these schools are 243 inst ruc tors und Si,Ulli pupils. l,argo additions have been made to the accommodations of these schools during the past year. Three school buildings and two buildings tisod for indus trial training have been erected. “The two Ballard buildings at Tougaloo, Miss., built by the students, under direction of the Superintendent of Mechanical Train ing, are completed. “The Girls' Industrial Sehool at Thomas villo, Ga., has just entered its new house. "The academy at Pleasant Hill, Tenn., has just been dedicated, and is used for both school and church purposes. “At Straight University, New Orleans, a neat industrial building has been erected. “An industrial department has lieen added to the course of study at Williamsburg, Kv. 5, At Grand View, Tenn., tho people them selves have rented an additional building for school purposes. “In addition to these new buildings put up this year, the Cassedy school building at Talladega has been materially enlarged to meet the growing needs of this department. “At Avery Institute, Charleston, S. C., the damage done by the earthquake has been repaired, but despite these extensive additions and enlargements the accommo tions nre still inadequate for the number of applicants. “There i! a great desire among boys and girls to obtain this instruction. Industrial training is made a special feature of. Nearly every branch, from block&uitbing to sewing, is included in the courses. Each of the six chartered institutions shows marked prosperity Borne of them have hud to undergo many embarrassments, notably Atlanta University. Notwithstand ing these discouragements, Atlanta Univer sity has increased the enrollment of pupils from :!!ll last year to 413. "Fisk University is broadening and deep ening its w< irk. The names in the catalogue number 437, as against 384 last year. “Talladega College has had marked suc cess in all branches The number of students is slightly in excess of that of pre vious years. “Straight University has in it many creoles. There are 518 students registered. In the law department white and colored students join in the same classes. “Tougaloo (Miss. ) has had a goorl year. The appropriation of $3,000 from the .Slate was almost the only one in the whole list of school appropriations that was not reduced. “At Tillotson Institute, Austin, Tex., there is also an increase in the number of students, “As to the purely religious work that is being done, these statistics will show: Num ber of churches, 127: number of missiona ries, 103; number of church members, 7,800; added during the year, 1,107; scholars in Sunday schools, 15,100, an increase of near ly 3,000. The churches contributed this year for benevolence, outside of their own works, $3,333, and for their own church purposes, $10,014.” GOTHAM’S CHOLERA SHIPS. New Cases Develop on the Britannia- One Death. New York, Oct 25. —Cholera has broken out on the steamship Britannia, which Ims been for some time detained at the lower quarantine. The record thus far is one death and one new case. Last Sunday Petronia Savincio was removed from the Britannia to the hospital at Swinburne Island. It was discovered that the dread disease was upon him, and yesterday he died. He was 50 years old. Last night Gene Rosa Mart rla 0101, an Italian girl, aged 22 years, was stricken with cholera on the Britannia and was at once removed to the hospital on Swinburne Island. She is very low The Alesia’s passengers, who have been’in Swinburne Hospital, are entirely recovered and will to-morrow be removed to Hoffman Island to join the Alesia’s detained passengers. No case has developed on Hoffman Island since Oct. 7. The Britannia is carefully guarded. Garrett at St. Paul. St. Paul, Minx, Oct. 25.—Robert Gar rett arrived in St. Paul to-night. Dr. Bar nard, who was Mr. Garrett's confidential assistant in the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, and who has charge of the details of the trip, gives the press a statement, from which it appears that Mr. Garrett’s present trip is undertaken to give hsm much-needed rest as a precautionary measure against an in herited tendency to brain congestion and brain fever, of which he has l>een in immi nent peril for some time. A New Anatomical Hall. Ohaklottesvile, Va., Oct. 25.—The new anatomical hall of the University of Vir ginia was opened to-dav. i PRICEOIO A YEAR ) 1 ft CENTS A COPY, f PROHIBITION AT STAKE. THE COUNSEL FOR THE ANTI RUM SIDE CONFIDENT. A Belief That the Court Would Not Refuse to Hear Additional Argument if a Decision Adverse to the Legality of the Legislation Was Contemplated. Washington, Oct. 25.—Attorney General Bradford and Mr. Packard, counsel for the Prohibitionists, in conversation to-day, said they could not conceive that the denial of the motion to advance by the court implied that tho forthcoming decision will bo ad verse to prohibition. “This is a question of the greatest importance,” said Mr. Packard. “A decision overthrowing the prohibition legislation would he widespread in its effects. It is one of the most important affairs the court has ever had before it, and it stands to reason that the court would not refuse additional light, if it contemplated a decision against the validity of the pro hibitory statutes. The court would naturally want ull the light It could obtain before announcing such a decision.” The Star this evening says: “The counsel who are striving to maintain the validity of the Kansas and lowa prohibitory legis lation before the United States Supreme Court, nre endeavoring to get additional argument before the court before any de cision shall be announced. The denial of the motion to advance the cases peuding nr the docket and to withhold a decision upon cases already argued, was apparently a dis appointment to the Prohibitionists. They seem to feel that further argument of. their case is important, if not essential. A MOTION TO REOPEN. “After tho decree of the court denying the motion to advance the pending cases was announced. Attorney General Brad ford, of Kansas, offered a motion in tha (Supreme Court yesterday to reopen tha cases hitherto argued and submitted on tha ground that the counsel on the other sida (for the liquor interest) vie la toil an agree-) ment—that after having agreed to .submit the case on briefs they put in an oral argtiy ment. The court directed that the motion be printed. CLAIM OF THE OPPOSITION. “Those who are opposing prohibition con tend that there was no violation of any agreement. Thoy say there was an agree ment, between the counsel representing both sides iu Kansas, but that it did not extend beyond the counsel then in the case; that tho counsel then in the case did not submit! any oral argument, but Mr. Choate,of New York, who was specially employed by tha brewers of New York, made an argumeut| that nn agreement made between the coun sel in Kansas could be binding upon him, and hence that the claim of a violation of the agreement is not well founded. A MOMENTOUS QUESTION. “Attorney General Bradford and Mr. Packard, counsel for the Prohibitionists, in conversation with a Star reporter, said they could not conceive that the denial of the motion to advance by the court implies that the forthcoming decision will be adverse ta prohibition. ‘This is a nuestion of the greatest importance,’ said Air. Packard. ‘ A decision overthrowing the prohibition legis lation would bo very wide-spread in its effects. It is one of tho most important an<l far-reaching questions the court has ever hail before It. It stands to reason that the court would not refuse additional light if it contemplates a decision against the validity of the prohibitory statute. The court would naturally want all the light it could obtain before announcing such a decision.’ ” TAMPA’S DREAD INVADER. Three Deaths and Fifteen New Cases the Record for Twenty-Four Hour*. Tampa, Fla., Oct. 35.—The yellow fever record for the past twenty-four hours is fifteen new cases and three deaths, J W. Morey, W. H. Bnrse and Albert Spellman. The weather is warm and sultry. There have been about 330 eases and 33 deatlis t< date. Aliout 85 cases are under treatment. Dr. Porter has been requested by Burgeon General Hamilton to take charge of the hospital. Dr. J. G. Bulloch of Savannats arrived to-day. Four nurses arrived to night. Tho relief committee is pushed fort nurses, aud is finding use for all the funds sent them. The outlook is discouraging. There is • warm northwest wind. RAISING OF THE QUARANTINE. Jacksonville, Fla,, Oct. 25. —The Health Board held a short session this after noon. The most important discussion wae regarding the advisability of taking off all quarantine throughout the State and strengthening the cordon around Tampa. City oiHcials Joined in the discussion, ana it was finally decided to send a special com mittee to thoroughly go over the quarantine grounds and ascertain if the plan is safe. Dr. Bacon, of the Health Board, and Dr. Kcnworthy, City Health Officer, were ap pointed. They leave on the fast mail train to-morrow, and will thoroughly and closely examine tho cordon and quarantine regula tions. If their report is favorable aU in terior quarantines will be taken off at once. RATES BY RAIL IN FLORIDA. The Commission Has Not Yet An* swered the Railroad Men. Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 25.—The Rail road Commission was in session again to day, but in the absence of Chairman Mc- Whorter, no decision was announced as to granting or refusing the time asked for by the railroad officials in which to produce statistics to convince the Commissioner* that the rates made by them are too low t/t make expenses. Arguments from several railroad officers were heard, and Hon. P. P. Bishop, of Citra, appear**! in the interest of the orange grow ers, asking for a reduction of the rates on oranges to all points. Chairman McWhorter is expected to morrow, and all the railroads are patiently waiting for decision of tha motion for an extension of time, in which to furnish further informa tion in detail before the rates published are carried into effect. All the railroad officials present joined in asking certain modifica tions of the freight classifications made by the commission with a view to uniformity and equality. The commission will be in session every day to hear complaints from all interested parties. THREE NEGROES KILLED. A White Lumberman in Florida Uses His Winchester. Apalachicola, Fla., Oct. 25.—News has reached here that a white man named Parish shot and killed three negro men in Calhoun county a few days ago. Four ne groes were using Parish s boat to gather up logs broken loose from a raft, when Par ish came along. It is said that the negroes told Parish that they had no intention of stealing the boat, but Parish would not re ceive their explanations. He raised a Win chester rifle and shot one down in the boat, killed another on the raft and another while attempting to run away. The fourth dived overboard and escaped.