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•| j. il. Eh'J'ILL, Editor uud Proprietor. (
Fain Causes a Postponement of the
Review Until To-Day, but the Old
Soldiers Organize an Impromptu
O r ,e - The Ex-President Greatly
Moved Hugging an Old Flag.
Macon, Ga., Oet. 26.—The third day of
♦be State Fair was a great success as re
gards attendance. Every train arriving
last night and this morning was packed
passengers. Hotels, boarding-houses aud
many private residences are crowded to
overflowing. The nuinbor of visitors is es
timated at 35,000 to 30,000. The
number would have been fully
50 000 but for the terrible weather.
It commented raining yesterday,
continued all night and showers fell during
the day. Notwithstanding that fact, a great
multitude thronged the fair grounds.
Many new exhibits were in position to-day,
and the exhibition presents a completed and
lerfeet appearance. The display is univer
sally considered brilliant and highly success
ful. Several delayed exhibits arrived this
afternoon from the Piedmont Exposition. A
iarge crowd is expected to attend the fair
to-morrow. Trains arrived to-night heavily
Owing to the severe weather the veterans
review by Hon. Jefferson Davis, appointed
for this morning was postponed until to
morrow morning. The management was
unwilling to subject the illustrious chieftain
to exposure and thus jeopardize his health
and perhaps life. When the Committee
notified Mr. Davis of their decision, the
grand old man said ho was in their hands
to do as they and the people
saw fit, but as far as he was concerned,
neither wind nor rain would prevent him
making the review. When the veterans
and visitors generally were told the post
ponement, there was no dissenting voice,
but they made the welkin ring with shouts
for Mr. Davis, and declared that they would
not sanction any exposure- of that venerable
and dearly loved form. Everbody has
concluded to remain over to-morrow, and
participate in the demonstration and
ovatiou to the ex-President. Mr. Davis
could not possibly obtain a stronger testi
monial of the great love the people bear
him than the manner in which they re
ceived the announcement of the postpone
ment of the review.
So great, however, was the enthusiasm of
the veterans tbit several thousands formed
a procession this afternoon at 1 o'clock,
Col. William Ross commanding, and with
bullet-torn and tattered battle flags
marched to the residence of Col. J. M.
Johnston, where Mi-. Davis is stopping, and
entered the extensive grounds and passed in
review before Mr. Davis, who was sitting
on the porch with his family, Gov. Gordon,
Senator Cclquitt and other distinguished
gentlemen. The veto.ans and a great mul
titude of citizens assembled in front
of the house. Senator Colquitt
gracefully presented President Davis
in a beautiful address. Mr. Davis arose,
strengthened bv the excitement of the oc
casion, and made a few remarks of glowing
eloquence and melting pathos. He was
greeted by wild and enthusiastic cheering.
The demonstration exceeded anything of
the kind ever seen in Macon. Veterans
wept, hurrahed, aud yelled. It was an in
spiring scene.
Gov. Gordon followed Mr. Davis in a
speech full of patriotism that thrilled and
delighted every one.
A dramatic episode occurred during the
ovation. Capt. T. L. Massenburg, the late
gallant commander of the Jackson Artil
lery . bore in the line of march the old and
tattered flag of the Jackson Artillery,
which passed through twelve battles. When
Mr Davis saw it he wept in great emotion,
clasped it to his bosom, and then
waved it over his bead, which
action was received with great shouts by
the throng He also tore a piece from its
fold. The veterans desired to shake hands
with him, but he did not have sufficient
strengtii for this ordeal, and they had to be
content with a sight of him, and a few re
n larks.
About 3 o’clock the weather began to
• lour and Mr. Davis and a distinguished
party drove to the fair grounds, where he
"as greeted by 20,000 enthusiastic people.
He made a short address. Gov. Gordon,
[Senator Colquitt, ex Gov. Wats, of Ala
bama, Gen. Henry R. Jackson, Gen. Clem
ent Evans, and other eminent leaders ad
dressed the multitude.
To-morrow occurs the review of veterans.
The young men's torchlight procession to
night under command of Col. Wiiey
"as grand and elaborate. Sev
eral thousand torches and many
transparencies were in the procession.
AU the houses on the line of march were
brilliantly illuminated, and many bonfires
"ere burning. Cannons were firing and
tiicre was a great pyrotechnic display. The
procession jxsssed in review before Mr. Davis
at the Johnson, residence. It was the finest
demonstration of the kind ever made in
Macon. Several elegant presents were given
Miss Winnie Davis to-day.
Supremo Court Decisions—Col. How
ard Somewhat Better.
Atlanta, Oct. 26. —The following Su
preme Court decisions were handed dowu
George Powell vs. Moore, Marsh & Cos.;
ftom Fulton. Affirmed.
Hall et al. vs. Huff et al.; from Fulton.
C. D. Kennebrew vs. the State; from the
Hi tv Court of Atlanta. Affirmed.
The hist is one of the old liquor cases
which were prolific during the inaugura
tion of prohibition.
Cl. Thomas Howard is reported much
bettor to-day, having partially recovered
Hie use of uis ufleeted limbs. Strong hopes
arc entertained that lie will get well.
Mr. Franklin, of Thomas county, who
had an attack of typhoid fever More the
legislative session closed, is still at St.
Joseph's Hospital. lie has iiad a hard time
of it, and it will be several weeks before he
can bo moved.
lb ere was a sudden revival in the liquor
prosecutions to-day, eleven cases being
made against lending wine room men. The
evidence in these cases was gathered during
the exposition. They will probably come to
t rial to-morrow.
Miss .Snilio <)ohnon, of Atlanta, very
popular in society circles, married to-night
'•urli Hagan, of Richmond, u wealthy
.voung gentleman of a good family. A re
ception was hold afterward at J. H. Porter’s
T-.nke County’s Vote.
1 avarks, Fla., Oct. 30. —The vote for
*oe county seat of Lake countv at the elec*
I'pa held yesterday stands: For Tavares
•tfi, for Leesburg 747, for Eustis .561, scat
tering 845, XUe otHcial count will not nia
•at ialiy change these figures.
Tampait s Divided on the Necessity
for Pecuniary Aid from Outsiders.
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 26.—T0-day’s fever
record is eleven new cases and four deaths,
those of Mrs. J. Yutner, W. C. Smith, H.
L. Whitman and J. Culpeck. The weather
is hot and sultry. Dr. Maxwell has arrived
and is at work. I)rs. Weedon, Benjamin
and McArthur were on the streets to-day.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 3<i.—There
seems to be a great want of harmony
among the Tampa authorities. Mr. Coopin',
editor of the Tampa Journal, writes that
no aid is needed, and sends the following:
Tampa. Fi.a., Oct. 23, IBS7.
At a meeting of the citizens held this after
noon the following resolution was adopted,
with instructions that a copy of the same,
signed by the chairman and secretary, be trans
mitted to you:
Resolved, That Dr. King Wylly, having made
an appeal for the city of Tampa, we desire to
state that the name of our Mayor was used by
him in error as signed to that appeal, and that
the appeal was not authorized by the citizens,
and that while we gratefully accept the offerings
of our sister cities, we desire to exhaust our
own resources before accepting further aid.
W. A. Givens, Chairman.
Lamont Bailey, Secretary.
In strange contradiction to this comes the
appeal of the 'Relief Committee. By wire
last night they requested aid, and Dr. C. J.
Kenworthy received the following this
Tampa, Oct. 26, 1887.
Dr. C. J. Ken worthy, Jacksonville:
The outlook is darker than ever. Further aid
is greatly needed. Contributions should be sent
to the First National Bank of Tampa, for P. (J.
Wall, Jr., Treasurer. Hugh MacFarland,
Chairman Relief Committee.
The citizens of Tampa should unite, for
all are interested in their welfare, and all
needed aid will be sent them at once. But
on the face of such contradictory news, it
is difficult to know what to do in the mat
Washington, Oct. 20.—The Surgeon
General has received a telegram from Dr.
Porter, in charge of tho relief measures at
Tampa, Fla., saying: “We do not as yet
need professional assistant*. There have
been about 225 to 250 cases of vellow fever,
and 44 deaths up to date. There were 14
new cases yesterday. About 80 are sick in
Information was also received to the
effect that the hospital will have to be en
larged so as to afford additional accom
Tho Judge Convinced that tho Shot
Was Fired in Self-Defense.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 26.—Witnesses
for the defense were examined in the Bangs-
MaeWiiliams case this forenoon. Nothing
sustained the conspiracy theory, but public
sentiment demanded that the exact truth in
the matter be learned, as far as possible,
and that the case then be dropped if Bangs
was elf ared.
All the testimony was in at 2 o’clock, and
after the eoiuisel had summed up an ad
jurnment was spoken of. Tee Judge re
marked that it was unnecessary as he had
given very close attention to the evidence,
and could pass upon the case at once, and
in a few minutes. He then said that from
the evidence adduced he was convinced of
the killing of MacWitliams, and that it was
done by Bangs, and that it was done in
selfdefense, and therefore he ordered the
discharge of the prisoner. The decision
was applauded by the spectators and many
persons approached Bangs and shook his
band, which apparently affected him sen
sibly. Bangs statement was prenounced
straight forward, cioar and inteligent, and
several bystanders said that it would
acquit bim iu any court.
While Capt. John 1., Atnazein, in charge
of the stevedoring department of tho Clyde
line, here, was in the freight house this
noon, a careless drayman, in searching for
his goods, overturned a heavy case on the
(’aptaiu's left ankle, breaking the bone. He
was sent home, and is doing well. He is
one of the best known transportation men
on the St. John’s river.
Col. C. P. Atmore, General Passenger
Agent of the Louisville and Nashville sys
tem, is in the city.
A Tug Picks Up Two Waterlogged
Vessels Lumber Laden.
Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 26.—The steam
tug Juno towed into port this morning the
American schooner Beotia, 386 tons, George
Shearer master, bound from Mobile to Cai
barien with a cargo of lumber. The vessel
was waterlogged and dismasted. The same
tug also towed in this afternoon the schoon
er Minnie Irwin, laden with a cargo of lum
ber. There was no one board of her and she
is dismasted and waterlogged. It is said
6be was bound to Key West, Fla.
Andrew Preva, a colored employe of the
Louisville and Nashville railroad, while
coupling a passenger coach to a box car in
the yard this morning, was crushed very se
verely. He will probably recover.
This evening at 8 o'clock, A. C. Blount,
Jr., one of Pensacola's most premising young
lawyers, was united in the holy bonds of
matrimony to Miss Daisy Dorri, one of Pen
sacola’s fairest daughters. The ceremony
took place at Christ church, Rev. J. J. Scott
The Commission Suspends the Opera
tion of its Rules.
Tallahakse, Fla., Oct. 26.—Chairman
McWhorter, of the Railroad Commission,
arrived to-day, and after further appeals
from the railroad officials the operation of
the rules relating to freights and passenger
rates was suspended until Dec. 1, so as to
give all the roads ample time in which to
present their claims on standard rates fixed
by the commission. The Iward will be in
session henceforth to hear complaints in
particular cases. All of the railroad offi
cials who have been ibeforo the commission
left to-night on a special train for their
homes in East Florida to prepare statistics,
etc., for use in appeals for taking individual
roads out of the operation of the rules es
tablished by the commission.
Gov. Perry could not go to Macon be
cause of the press of important business.
Grand Lodge Officers.
MACON, Ua., Oct *l.—The M. W. Grand
Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons was
called from refreshments to labor this
morning at the usual hour.
The constitutional hour for the election
of Grand officers having arrived the Grand
Lodge proceeded to elect officers, with the
following result:
Most Worshipful Grand Master—John S.
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master—
James M. Rush in.
Right Worshipful Senior Grand War
den— Reuben Jones.
Right Worshipful Junior Grand War
den —J. H. Estill.
Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer—
Joseph E. Wells.
Right Worsliipful Grand Secretary—A.
M. Vvolihiu.
Decorating Retarded by the Inclement
Weather—Many Military Companies
Arriving from Every Part of the
South—The Procession Expected to
Eclipse Anything of the Kind in the
City’s History.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 20.—A fine, misty
rain has been falling here for seventy-two
hours and threatens to seriously interfere
both with the State Fair and with the cere
monies connected with the laying to-morrow
of the corner-stone of the Lee monumeut.
The people of Richmond, however, are
busily engaged in preparations to make the
occasion one of the most notable in the
history of the city. Rain may
interfere, but it cannot diminish the interest
felt here by the thousands who have been at
tracted hither to witness and participate in
the ceremonies Military organizations
from a distance have been arriving during
the day and more are expected to-night and
to-morrow morning. All trains are bring
ing crowds of visitors, and it is anticipated
that the gathering of people from
abroad to-morrow will be very great. The
inclement weather has greatly delayed the
work of putting the city at its’ best, but the
display of bunting and other decorations
on business and private houses all over the
city is not only profuse but creditable
and tasteful. The national flag and
colors predominate everywhere, but
here and there are seen the Virginia
and various foreign flags, as well as
an occasional Confederate battle-flag.
All the hotels are full to overflowing, and
every available place of rest is being eager
ly sought for and promptly utilized. The
< onunittee of Lee Camp of Veterans, hav
ing matters in charge, have been assiduous
in the work of providing for all who may
come. To-morrow’s procession, which is
expected to move at 10:80 o’clock in the
morning, will embrace a combination of civic
and military organizations rarely before
seen in Richmond.
oov. lee’s reception.
Gov. Fitzliugh Lee to-night held a public
reception at the executive mansion, which
was attended by a great crowd, including
many prominent persons who are in the city
to participate in to-morrow’s ceremonies.
Among them were a nuiulier of ex-Confed
erate officers who during the late war were
closely connected officially with Gen. R. E.
Lee. There were also a number of promi
nent Northern people present. Gov. Lee
was attended by his staff in uniform, and
the reception was a most brilliant affair
despite the inclement weather.
Ihe Democratic State Committee was in
session here several hours to-night discuss
ing matters in connection with the present
campaign, and receiving reports from vari
ous districts in the Slate. These reports
were of tiie most satisfactory character, in
dicating that the majority in the next Gen
eral Assembly is likely to be as large as that
of the last body.
Rev. Tennell’s Memorial Re-read Be
fore the Council.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 26.—The Mis
sionary Council of the Protestant Episcopal
Church resumed its session to-day, and was
ojiened with prayer by Rt. Rev. Bishops
AVilmer and Coxe, assisted by Rev. Dr. S.
O.Sevmour, of Hartford, Conn. The business
of the day was proceeded with The memo
rial read by Rev. W. V. Tenneil yesterday,
relating t<> work among the colored people,
was re-read. It declared that it was a mis
take to suppose the colored people would
take care of themselves, and urged in
creased work among those people, who it
declared had been stimulated, and anxiously
expected more care within a short time. It
spoke of the necessity of securing colored
young men to take holy orders, as they
were needed to work among their own race,
and it also spoke of the necessity of paro
chial and industrial schools in the South
and West, and denied the rumor that there
was any idea of establishing an African
Protestant Episcopal church.
A resolution providing that the commis
sion on work among the colored people be
instructed to inquire into the character and
efficiency of the theological schools for the
education of the colored people throughout
the country, was adopted.
A resolution, providing that the Council
suggest to the commission consideration of
associating with its members representa
tives of the colored race from whom infor
mation of important* might bo obtained
that could be gleaned from no other source,
was presented. Bishop AVillianis stated
that the only persons who can be asked to
consider that quest ion are the Board of
Managers of the general society, which noxt
meets in 1889. The resolution was thus re
The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Road Declared Insolvent.
Hamilton, 0., Oct. 36. —Judge Vande
vere, of the Butler county Court of Com
mon Pleas, to-day granted the petition of
George J. Duckworth, a stockholder of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad,
for the appointment of a receiver, and for
an injunction against the directors and of
ficers of tho company restraining them from
issuiug any more obligations of the com
pany to take up the obligations
of Ives & Staynor, the dethroned President
and Vice President. The decision was a
complete triumph for Mr. Duckworth. In
nineteen findings of fact the court decided
tluit substantially all of the allegations
made by Mr. Duckworth were true. The
assets of the road w ere found to bo about
$8,000,000 and the liabilities about $17,000,-
000. It was also found that there is prac
tically no money on hand to meet the lia
bilities and the road is insolvent. It is found
that the management wasbad. A receiver
will he appointed.
The action of Judge Cox at Glendale to
night in issuing an order of stay completely
expunges and annuls nil the proceedings of
Judge Van Devier’s Common Pleas Court
at Hamilton. The case will start to-morrow
from the very beginning in the Ohio State
Circuit Court at Cincinnati, and will be
tried over as if there had never been a hear
ing of it.
Norfolk and Western’s Earnings.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 36.—The state
ment. of the Norfolk and Western Railroad
Company for September shows net earn Inga
of $186,305, an increase of $48,450 as com
pared with the sarno month last year. For
the nine months ended' Sept. 30, the net
earnings were $1,310,296, un increase of
$290,313, as compared with the correspond
ing period of I*Bo.
Troops Concentrating at Fort Custer.
Chicaoo, Ocf. 26. —Troops are being con
centrated at Fort Custer, Mont., for the
purpose of arresting the disorderly and de
fiant Crow Indians. There are sixteen com
pany's of soldiers there now, and two more
are on their way from Missouri. Gen. Dud
ley will probably take the field in person.
No Conclusion Reached—A Meeting of
the League.
Dublin, Oct. 20. —The trial of Sir Wilfrid
Blunt at Woodford, was resumed to-day.
Mr. Harrington, as counsel for the defense,
applied to the court for a summons to com
pel the attendance of Mr. Balfour, Chief
Secretary, as a witness in order to show
whether the information had been sworn to
as stated in the proclamation, t hat the pro
posed meeting at Woodford last Sunday
would lead to a breach of in.'* p. ace.
Mr. Ronan, oounsul for the prosecution,
denied the right of the defense to ask what
had happened in the Council at Dublin.
The magistrate said that Mr. Harring
ton’s application was founded on the as
sumption that the statements in the procla
mation were false, and the court was not
competent to decide the question.
Hoaring of the evidence was then re
The solicitor for the defense made a formal
affidavit in support of the application for
the summoning of Mr. Balfour aud the
case was adjourned.
London, Oct. 26.—An inquest was held
today on the body of the Supposed dyna
miter who died suddenly in South London.
His name was Josepii Cohen and lie seems
to have hailed from Philadelphia. Nothing
sensational was developed by the inquest.
The convention of the national league
will open at Cardiff Saturday and will last
three days. Commoner^T. I’. O'Connor, J.
O’Connor, O’Riley, Foley and Biggar and a
number of Welsh'members will speak. The
resolutions to be presented to the conven
tion declare that the meeting represents
2,000,000 of the Irish ruce settled in Great
Britiau; that “we believe that Ireland will
never be peaceful and prosperous until she
has control of tier own affairs,” and “that
we will stand with the people at home until
their rights are won.”
Col. Dapping, agent of the Gwedore
estates, writes to the Times demanding that
Mr. Gladstone retract and apologize for the
erroneous statement made by him, on au
thority of Prof. Stuart, regarding Col.
Dapping’s action in the matter of the Gwe
dore evictions
Slg. Crispi Speaks In Favor of Peace
Throughout Europe.
Turin, Oct. 26.—At a political banquet
given in his honor last evening, Sig.
Crispi, Prime Minister, replying to a toast,
said that his government would be a gov
ernment of liberty, both civil and religious,
and that ho would ask in return, devotion to
the law and respect for justice. After say
ing that there was no danger that peace
would be disturbed abroad, he turned
to home affaire. He referred to the toler
ance which the nation had shown to the
manifestations often pronounced on the part
of the Vatiean and its partisans, and said:
“Should fresh sacrifices become necessary
the government will not hesitate to appeal
to the people for support. Our army avoids
polemics, and devotes its efforts to improv
ing itself. Our workmen d.T not assemble
and make violent speeches. They work
and economize. Therefore there is nothing
to fear in regard to peace at home. Re
ferring to the fears caused in France by his
recent journey he declared that they were
groundless, lie could never lend himself to
the weaving of a plot against a nation
which had so greatly contributed to Italy’s
redemption. War with France would be as
deplorable in case of victory as it would l>o
in defeat. While working for our own good
we work also for the benefit and peace of ail
nations. In these efforts we are not alone.
That man of genius, Prince Bismarck, has
also labored for peace. We will work with
him. When I left him recently he said to
me: ‘ AVe liave rendered service to Europe.
AVe wish peace with honor.’ ”
Referring to Italy’s African policy, Sig.
Crispi insisted that the blood of the Italian
soldiers slain by the Abyssinians must be
avenged, and that when the necessary posi
tions were retaken, Italy would be prepared
to negotiate with Abyssinia and to open
all her markets to that country. As to the
eastern question, it was the Italian govern
ment’s wish to favor the aspirations of na
tions desiring to be free, while maintaining
as far as possible, respect for existing trea
ties. This policy was most useful, insuring
general peace.
France’s Budget.
Paris, Oct. 26.—The Budget Committee
to-day rejected by a vote of Bto 5 the ap
propriation asked for the embassy to the
Oassiiner Perier, chairman of the com
mittee, thereupon resigned. This item is
always rejected by tne Radicals, but is
restored every year by the Chamber of
A rupture is reported between the Bona
partists and other groups of the Right. At
a meeting of Radicals it was decided to
insist on discussion of the budget before
any interpellation can be marie.
Russia Ready.
Berlin, Oct. 20. — An article printed yes
dav in the Moscow Gazelle referring to the
recent maneuvers of the Russian's reserves
excites great distrust. After declaring the
entire success of the measure, similar to
mobilizat ion, the article concludes with the
words “Russia as well as France can say we
are ready.” The tone of the article is ex
plicitly official and throughout is suggestive
of a menace to Germany.
An Explosion Causes Loss of Life.
Dunkirk, France. Oct. 20,—A terrible
explosion occurred at Deputy Trystram's
petroleum refinery to-day. Fire broke out
immediately and the building was gutted.
The flames spread to adjoining saw mills,
which are still burning. (Several persons
have perished in the flames and seven seri
ously burned have been taken to hospitals.
A Rap at Chamberlain’s Speech.
London, Oct. 20.—The Net vs says that
Lord Salisbury must already regret the
rashness of his choice. Mr. Chamberlain’s
temper is much against him in politics and
is likely to be fatal in diplomacy. He seems
to have forgotten that American citizens,
whether of English or Irish blood, are not
propitiated by insult.
Fighting on the Servian Frontier.
Belgrade, Oct. 26. —A sharp engage
mont has taken place on the frontier of Kcr
via between Albanian brigands, who had
attempted a raid into Kervia, and a force of
frontier guards. Ten Servians and twenty
Albanians were killed. Two Hervia bat
talions have been ordered to the frontier.
AVUson’e Explanation.
Paris, Oct. 26.—M. AAHIson, son-in-law of
President Grevy, attributes tho tumult
of the meeting of his electors at Tours yes
terday to a coalition of his bitter enemies,
the Monarchists and irreceucileables. He
says his intention is to ignore their attacks.
Scotland to Challenge Again.
London, Oct, 26.—At a meeting of tho
Royal Clyde Yacht Club at Glasgow, to
day, it was resolved to challenge again for
the American cup in the name of Mr.
Charles Hweet. The new champion will be
a cutter.
A Majority of 4,205 Roiled Up -One
Fatal Affray at tho Polls, but the
Election Otherwise Passed Off Peace
fully—Another Fight Expect ed at the
State Election.
Baltimore, Oct. 26.—The friends of the
rival candidates for Mayoralty honors were
in the field early this morning, and when
the (lolls wore opened long lines of anxious
voters were in readiness to deposit their
ballots. The day opened cloudy and cold,
hut the full strength of both tickets was
being voted and the contest seemed remark
ably close. Both sides seemed confident of
victory. No business houses were closed,
though the merchants generally took more
than usual interest in the contest.
Considering the exciting campaign pre
ceding it the election passed off with unusual
quietness. There were a few disturbances
of small importance, and one fatal shooting
affray, in which Edward Allors', an Inde
pendent Democrat, shot and killed Edward
barley, one of the regulars. Allers’ friends
claim that the shooting was accidental,
but lie was placed under arrest and will be
charged with murder. The vote (tolled ag
gregated <55,075, of which Latrobe, Dem.,
got 34,W0, and Bartlett, Hep., 30,485, giv
ing Latrobe a majority of
4,205, a Democratic gain of
nearly 2,000 since the election for Mayor
two years ago. Tho newly elected City
Council will consist of 12 Democrats and
8 Republicans in the first branch,
and seven Democrats and three Republicans
in the second branch. The result of the
election was a groat surprise to the Republi
cans, who counted largely upon the Re
formers’ aid and were confident of victory.
Already cries of fraud are heard, and re
newed efforts will be made to carry the
State at the Gubernatorial election two
weeks hence.
Figures from the Annual P,eport of the
Bureau of Statistics.
Washington, Oct. 2tt. —The printed re
port of Col. XV. F. Switzeler, Chief of tho
Bureau of Statistics, on wool and manufac
tures of wool, is now ready for distribution
and is considered by the bureau to be one
of the most valuable documents it has ever
put forth. The report shows that the uum
her of sheep in the United .States rose
from 10,000,000 in 1850 to 51,000,000 in 1884,
but declined to 45,000,000 in 1887. This
marked decline occurred mainly in the
Southern and Western States, notably
Texas, and is attributed in great part to the
decline in the price of wool since 1884. The
value of our woolen product of 1850 was
$25,000,(XX) in round numbers, and of our
imports $10,000,000, both together being
about $1 95 per capita of, our popula
tion. In 1800 $50,000,000 in value
were produced and $43,000,000 imported,
together being about $2 (il per capita.
In 1870 the product reached $110,000,000,
and the importations $35,000,000, being
$3.78 per capita. In 1880 the product had
grown to $ 1 (14,000,(XX), and the imports were
valued at $31,000,000, being $3.91 per capi
ta. Thus, while our product of woolens has
increased since 1850 nearly seven fold, our
imports have increased about 02 per cent,
but the consumption )>er capita has doubled,
which the satisticiar says, indicates in a
striking manner the advancement of wealth
and comfort in the style of living among the
people of this country.
But Two Attorneys on Each Side of
the Case to be Heard.
Washington, Oct. 20. —While there has
iieen no agreement among the counsel nor
any order of the Supreme Court as to the
time to be allotted for argument to morrow
on tlie application for a writ of error in be
half of the condemned Chicago Anarchists,
it is tho prevailing opinion that but two at
torneys will he heard on each side. The
oral arguments in support of
tho application will be made by
Gen. Butler and Hon. J. Randolph Tucker,
of Virginia, and Gen. Pryor, will file a
printed brief. The arguments in opposition
to the application, will be made by Attorney
General Hunt, of Illinois, and State’s At
torney Grinned, of Chicago. The court will
probably make a ruling to-morrow morning
just before the argument begins, as to the
time which will be allowed to each side.
The general expectation is that the Su
preme Court will rofuse the writ of error
asked for by the Anarchists. Its decision
will probably be rendered tho day after the
argument is finished, so that no undue delay
may be attributed to them. In the event
that the decision is against their clients the
counsel for tho Anarchists will appeal at
once for the executive clemency of Gov.
Oglesby. Nov. 11 is the day set for the execu
tion. _ _ __
Merchant Terrorized.
Galveton, Tex., Oct. 2<i. —A special to
the Neivs from Brownsville says:
“Wealthy merchants at Rio Grande
City are in a state of terror, owing
to the threats of Mexican bandits who
threaten thoir lives and those of their
families. The surrounding country
is terrorized, ami men are afraid to leave
their homes to visit their rnnehes, and other
interests near by. It is understood that ttie
Governor of the Htate has been appealed to
for aid that their lives and property may be
protected against the outlaws.’’
Won’t Take the Court House Lot.
Washington, Oct. 20.—The Supervising
Architect of the Treasury to-day received
tho offer of the County Commissioners to
sell the government the county court house
property in Savannah as a site for the Fed
eral building, should the barracks site not
he finally taken. The Supervising Archi
tect at once replied that even if tho bar
racks site should not bo finally taken the
county court bouse would not tie considered,
because the lot is too small.
300 Chinese Sailors Drowned.
San Francisco, Oct. 26 —The steamship
Gaelic arrived this morning from Shanghai
and Hong Kong, and brings advices to the
effect that on Sept. 15 the Chinese transport
Way Lee was lost in Pescadores, and 280
Chinese and live Europeans were drowned,
it is also reported that the steamer Anton
encountered a typhoon, during which the
second officer and twenty-four Chinese were
washed overboard and drowned.
Fire Destroys a Palace.
Vienna, Oct. 26.—Price Czartoryski’s
castle at Justavska, near Cracow lias been
destroyed by fire. The contents of the
picture gallery, which occupied the whole
of the second story, were lost. The gallery
contained a valuable collection of art curios.
Queen Victoria’s Thanks.
Lonpon, Oct. 26 —Queen Victoria has
sent a dispatch to the Mirzam of Hydabrad,
through Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of ludia,
expressing her warm appreciation of his
magnificent offer and reciprocating his
He Says the Baptist Union Requires
Treason to Jesus.
London, Oct. 2rt.—Rev. Spurgeon has
withdrawn from the Baptist Union. In an
nouncing his decision to withdraw, and re
plying to his critics he says: “To pursue
union at the expense of truth, is treason to
Jesus. To tamper with his doctrine is to
liecomea traitor to him. Wo have before us
the wretched spectacle of professedly ortho
dox Christians publicly avowing union with
those who deny faith. Call the fall of man
ti table, and deny the personality of tile
Holy Ghost.” Replying to the question
why he does not start anew denomination
ho says that it is a question for which
he has no liking, that there are
enough denominations already, and that
if another were formed thieves and robbers
who have entered other gardens walled
around would enter it also, so nothing would
he gained. Baptists generally regret Kev.
Spurgeon’s decision and arejurging him to
reconsider it.
One Sentenced to 21 Years and the
Other Life Imprisonment.
Kingston, Ont., Oct. 26. — This morning
the Police Court wascrowded to suffocation
with curious people who wanted to hear the
sentence imposed upon the self-confessed
incendiaries who were captured yesterday
morning. Newman was given twenty-one
years on two charges ot arson, both
terms to run concurrently. Andrews the
court considered doubly guilty; as an older
man. He had not only planned, but
had encouraged crime, mid was committed
to the penitentiary for life. The sentences
fell like thunderbolts on the prisoners.
These sentences are the most severe a police
magistrate has ever imposed.
She Got a Husband Easily, But She
Now Wants to Get Rid of Him.
Prom Hie New York Sun.
Carbonoale, 111., Oct. 24. In May,
1884, during the strawberry season here,
Miss Petina N. Hubbs, a pretty young
woman living in Desoto, was visiting an
aunt living at Mill Creek, in Union county.
Miss Hubbs picked a box of strawberries
one day, on which she wrote:
Cabbondalk, 111.
This box contains the sweetest Ix-rries shipped
this season. 1 know this to be true, for I picked
them with my own liiuiilh. I’btina Bi bbs
The box. with others, was shipped in due
time to Chicago, and nothing more was
thought of the affair. About a month
later, however. Miss Hubbs received a letter
from a young gentleman in Beloit, Kan.,
signing his name William Busby. He said
that w’hile in Chicago ho had purchased the
box of berries on w hich she had written,
and also requested the privilege of corres
ponding with the lady. The request was
granted, and in a short time the couple en
gaged in a very interesting correspondence.
In the course of time the young man made
a declaration of love, and the result was
finally a marriage in the following year in
Kansas. The union was a happy one for a
year, notwithstanding the fact that, young
Busby was a floor man, working as a day
laborer to support himself and wife. At
the end of the year the young couple were
overjoyed when it was learned that Busby
had fallen heir to $!!(),000, left him by nn
uncle in Scotland. It being necessary for
Busby to return to Scotland to obtain h.s
inheritance, it was agreed by husband and
wife that Mrs. Busby should return to De
soto to visit her widowed motmr, and there
await the return of her husband.
Months passed, during which time Busby
had returned from Scotland to his prairie
home, being in actual possession of over
$25,000, winch he was lavishly spending in
Beloit. The wife learned of her husband's
safe return, and wrote numerous letters to
him, to which she received no answer.
Doubting that he hail returned, and that
he had really come into possession of such a
fortune, she wrote to the Postmaster at
Beloit for information, who immediately
assured her of her husband’s good fortune
of his presence in that town, and added
that ail letters she addressed him iiad been
promptly delivered to Busby in person.
For tile til’s!, time the former strawfierry
flicker began to doubt the genuineness of
her husband’s fidelity since the acquisition
of riches. Her attorneys soy the lady has
discovered other startling and disagreeable
Hungs concerning her husband, and that
she has taken steps to secure a divorce.
The Weather Cold and the Players
Quit After Six Innings.
St. Louis, Oct. 26.— The concluding game
of the world’s championship series was
played here to-dav before 800 people. The
weather was cold and the players were
ready to quit at the conclusion of the sixth
inning. The Ht. Louis men did the clever
est and hardest hitting that they have done,
and won tho game with ease, although
there was clearly no intentional let down in
the work of the 1 fetroits. Both sides wore
guilty of errors, but most of them were
difficult plays, the hitting being sharp. Tho
score by innings was:
Ht. Louis 3 4 0 1 1 o—o
Detroit 0 1 1 0 0 o—2
Base bits- Ht. Louis 11. Detroit 8.
Errors—Ht. Louis 5, Detroit 7.
A Now Base Ball League.
Chicago, Oct. ‘M. —The now Western
Base Ball Association met hero to-day with
delegates from St. Louis, Kansas City,
Omaha, Desmoincs, Milwaukee, Min
neapolis, St. Paul and Chicago. After con
siderable discussion a league was formed of
these eight cities, and Sam Morton of
Chicago wits elected President, Secretary
and Treasurer.
Madison Goes Wet.
Athens, Oa., Oct. 2<5. —For several weeks
past, the citizens of Madison county have
been very much excited over the prohibi
tion election which took place yesterday at
Danielsville, the county site. Much hard
work had been done on both sides, but it
was generally thought that the prohibition
ist* would carry the day. Kven the liquor
men had almost despairingly given up the
fight, but it seems that it was foreordained
that the wet ticket should triumph in the
county, and thus ttie day was carried. One
more desperate rally among the liquor men
did the work, and by hard fighting they
carried the flay nearly two to one.
Senator A. H. Colquitt, of Atlanta, was
invited to-day by the Northeast Georgia
Fair Association to tie present at the open
ing of the fair on Tuesday next.
Crescent City Chips.
Crescent City, Fla., Oct. as.— I The cool,
bracing weather of the past few days has
given much courage to those who aro
stricken with the yellow fever “scare.”
On Tuesday evening lost the Presbyterian
church was filled with friends who came to
witness the nuptials of Mr. David Gautier
ami Miss Katie Atkins.
Denver has recovered the express office
and will soon have the post office.
Our public school is progressing very sat
isfactorily. bo, also, is the one at Groves
1 ft cE.vre a copy, f
Some of the Prominent People Present
—Several Interesting Papers Read-
Drift of the Resolutiohs—A Memorial
to Congress and a Letter to President
Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 26.—The South
ern Forestry Congress met in this city to
day. Delegates are present from Washing
ton city, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida and
Alabama. Among the prominent delegate;
are Hon. A. O. Lane, President of the Con
gress and Mayor of Birmingham; A. 11.
Logan, Rhelbyville, Ky.; Hon. Sidney Root,
Treasurer, of Atlanta, Gn.; Judge A. M.
Brown, Elizabothton, Ky.; Judge Wyly
and J. M. Macy, of Muinfordsville, Ky. |
Dr. Carl Mohr, of Mobile; Hon. J. M. Cull
man, of Cullman, Ala’; Hon. T. T. White,
of DeFuniak Spring, Fla.; Hon. B E. For •
now, of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Eilec
Call Long, Corresponding Secretary, of
Tallahassee, Fla.
The address of welcome was made by
Mayor Mas ten, of this city.
The opening address, by President Lane,
was a most admirable paper on the situa
tion of our forest supplies and tho necessity
of action on the part of the American peo
ple to secure the best method for their
preservation and the wisest use.
Au indorsement was asked to a memorial
and bill to lie introduced before the Fiftieth
Congress of the United States providing for
the protection of timber lands belonging to
the government.
After a clear presentation of the mattai
by Prof. Fernow, a resolution to the above
effect was unanimously adopted.
Treasurer Boot read his report, showing
proper expenditure of the small sum re
ceived by donations and the necessity for a
larger fund.
President Lane being called away by a
telegram, Hon. Sidney Root was called
to the chair. The afternoou session
was devoted mainly to the business of the
Congress, taking shape in resolutions, the
substance of which was as follows: “Tho
action of tho Governors who have appointed
an arbor day was commended, and those
who have not are urgently requested to do
so; that the Governors of States be re
quested to embrace in their annual messages
recommendations to the Legislature* look
ing to representation of their States at the
Forestry Congress Conventions, and also
that they advise such legisiat.ian as will
secure protection and proper utilization of
our forest resources.
A letter was prepared asking President
Cleveland to rail the attention or Congress
to the deficient legislation in regard to the
protection of government, timber lands.
A resolution was adopted asking Congress
to make an appropriation in the interest, of
the lumber industry, for the purpose of ob
tains proper statistics of our merchantable
lumber supply.
Strong anil excellent addresses wer*
made by Judge Brown, Dr. Mohr,
Judge Macy, Prof. Fernow and others in
explanation and support of various proposi
tions contained in the resolutions. From
these talks was also elicited the gratifying
information that interest, was rapidly grow
ing in all the States in favor of the observ
ance of Arbor Day, and that an intelligent!
appreciation of important forestry work
was perceptibly ob the increase. Interesting
letters were read from the Governors ot
almost every State In the Union.
The following officers were elected for t he
ensuing year:
President —Kx-Gov. Bullock, of Georgia.
Vice President —Judge Brown, of Ken
Second Vic* President —Dr. Carl Mohr, of
Secretary—Mrs. Ellen Call Long, of Tal
lahassee, Fla.
Treasurer—Sidney Root, of Atlanta, Ga.
Recording Secretary—D. B. Gra,ce, of
The President-elect was empowered to ap
point a Vice President from each State.
A resolution was adopted to empower
the President, and two secretaries to confer
with a similar committee from the Ameri
can Forestry Congress in regard to the uni
fication of the two Congresses next year at
Atlanta, Ga., which was appointed as the
next place of meeting.
There will lie a public session at 10 o’clock
to-morrow, when a number of papers from
distinguished people will he read, and Prof.
Kerrow, chief or the Forestry division of
the Department of Agriculture, will de
liver an address.
A letter from Jefferson Davis will also he
Three memorial trees will be planted, one
dedicated to President Cleveland, one to
Col. O’Shaughnessy and one to Maj. Mae
The Congress will adjourn to-morrow,
The Second Day at Ivy City More
Disagreeable than the First.
Washington, Oct. 26.—This was the
second day of the fall meeting at Ivy City.
The weather was more disagreeable than
yesterday, with a drizzling rain and very
cold east wind. The attendance was good
and the races were well contested, with the
track much better than was expected. The
events were as follows:
First Race—Six furlongs. Fordhara won.
with Ritta R. second and Vance third. Time
Second Race— Mile and a furlong. Riobard
wen. with VViirred second and Banner Bearer
third. Time 1:57.
Third Race—Mile and a furlong. Kingston
won, with Stuyvesant second. Only two started.
Time I:SHW.
Focrth Race—Seven furlongs. Eolian won,
with Hanover second and Mamie Hunt third.
Time 1:284i.
Fifth Race—Mile. Knight of Ellerslie won,
with Brail second and Valiant third. Time
Kissimmee Topics.
Kissimmee, Fla., Oct, 26.— The weather
has been quite cool for the past few days,
and an early frost is hoped for.
The steamer Sadie, from Salem, Mass.,
owned by Capt. A. S. Kinsiuah, of the
famous Southport plantation, tied up at the
Okeechobee wharf, on Saturday last, with
1.000 bushels of corn raised by Capt. Kins
man—his products assuming such propor
tions as to compel the purchase of a steamer
for his own use.
K. H. Skelding, cashie# of the Kissimmee
City Bank, has resigned that position to
take effect Nov. 1. and will take up his tem
porary abode in New York.
Capt. R. E. Rose, general agent of the
Florida Sugar Manufacturing Company,
lias received twenty-two carloads of the
machinery and works of the refinery, and
expects more daily. Capt. Rose has been
shipping rice from his plantation, receiving
the highest market price.
To Fight a Comer in Cotton.
London, Oct. 27, 3 a. m.—Concerted
measure* were decided upon at Manchester
yesterday to defeat’the corner in Egyptian

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