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j J. 11. EsTILL, Editor and Hroprlrtor O’BRIEN MUST GO TO JAIL THE MITOHELLSTOWN VERDICT AFFIRMED AT MIDDLETON. A Hand-to-Hand Conflict Between the Police and People in the Court Room Fears That An. Attempt Would be Made to Rescue Mr. O’Brien From Cork Jail. Dt'BLiN, Oct 31. —The appeal of William O’Brien, editor o£ United Ireland, against die sentence of three mouths’ imprisonment imposed on bitn by the Mitchellstowu ( i.m t Ims been refused, and the sentence of the Rover court confirmed. The charge of w hich Mr. O’Brien was connected was of using seditious language under the crimes an at a national league meeting at Mitchellstowu. Mr. O’Brien arrived at Cork this morning and was given an en thusiastic reception. lie started for Mid dleton, where the hearing on his appeal was ni be beard in the company of Messrs. Dillon and Harrington. A most exciting scene ensued in the court room at Middleton when the decision continu ing the sentence of the Mitchellstowu Court was announced. The room was immedi ately in an uproar, and the people clustered about Mr. O’Brien to prevent the law 11 dicers from arresting him. Mr. Harring t on contended that the police had no right to arrest Mr. O’Brien. A terrible st ruggle took place in the court room and in the passage loading to the street between Mr. O’Brien and Ins friends on one side and the police on the other, screamed und fainted and the confusion was general. The police finally succeeded in arresting Mr. O’Brien. The people remained in the street outside the court clamoring for the rescue of Mr. O’Brien and vengeance upon the police. AT QUEENSTOWN JUNCTION. On his way to Middleton, Mr. O’Brien alighted from the train at Queenstown Junction, where he was greeted by an im mense crowd of league members with bunds and banners. Borne of the crowd were mounted and ail displayed in thoir hate green cards of membersb p of the league. A cavalcade lined the roadside far beyond !he depot. Mr. O’Brien drove to Carrigwo Hill, where there was another imposing demonstration in his honor. An address was presented to him, and in his reply Mr. O'Brien said he never saw before such strik ing evidence of th. unconquerable spirit that. animates the Irish leople. The thought of this impos ing'spectacle would compensate him for the wretched three months he should have to spend in prison, and for his life long labor tor the Irish cause. He asked the people to show a spirii of discipline, and refrain from their purpose to march to Middloton. Reaching Middleton, there was a further demonstration The police, however, inter fered and suppressed it. OPENING THE PROCEEDINGS. As soon as ‘ O Brien entered court the case for the crown was opened by Mr. Car son. Mr. O’Brien interrupted him, and ad dressing the Recorder, volunteered to make a statement which, he said, would shorten tiie proceedings of the court. He was not represented by counsel, he said, and he asked permission to explain why he was not. Mr. Carson objected, and the Re corder said he preferred to hear evidence proving the down’s case. Mr. Carson then continued for the crown. When Mr. Carson hod lie I shed Mr. O’Brien was asked to reply. He referred to the statement madi recently by the recorder showing tkttdhe was a partisan of coercion, and said he would Ist a hypocrite if he pre tended that he had the smallest heme of ob taining an unprejudiced trial. He there fore declined to adduce arguments in sui>- port of his appeal, knowing that the case was already decided. The Recorder then said as Mr. O’Brien declined to proceed he would at once give his decision. There was no doubt that the language upon wdiich Mr. O’Brien was convicted was au incitement to resistance of the authorities. He rogret led to have to confirm the sentence, but the law was clear and he was left no alterna tive. The sentence of Mr. Mandeville, chair man of the Board of Poor Law Guardians 'f Mitchellstowu, was also confirmed, and lie was taken into custody. Mr. Mandeville v as jointly indicted with Mr. O’Brien for using seditious language at the meeting at Mitchellstowu and was sentenced to two months imprisonment. The scene in the court room resulted from Mr. O’Brien's attempt to leave the building in order to sneak to his friends. The Inspector of Police refused to let him go. Mi’. O'Brien insisted on his right, ana had a struggle with the police, when they stopped him. Mr. Har rington lent him assistance, but finding that it was useless to resist the police, he returned to the solicitor’s table and shouted for jus i ice, declaring that Mr. O’Brien could not lie legally arrested, as no warrant had beeu served. THE RECORDER SIDES WITH MR. O’BRIEN. The Ree ,rder sided with Mr. Harrington and said that Mr. O’Brien should go. Mr. Stokes, the Magistrate, thereupon shouted: "Do not let him go; J will be responsible for the consequences.” Mr. Harrington then exclaimed at the top of his voice: “Bee how justice is done. The Judge's authority is defied.” There were cries of “Let him out!” and a tierce struggle between the people and the police guarding Mr. O’Brien. Meanwhile the Magistrate hail signed a warrant for the arrest of Mr. O’Brien, and lie was removed to the roar of the court house in custody. Later Mr. O Brii n und Mr. Mandeville, guarded bv hussars, were placed in a car. The crowd cheered them as they emerged from 1 lie court house. The police cleared the street* and prevented any attempt at rescue. Priests assisted to keep the people in order. The prisoners were taken to Cork jail. Joseph R. Cox, member of Parliament for East Clare, has received three sum monses for attending proclaimed meetings in county Clare. He will have a hearing at Ennis on Friday and another on Tuesday of next week. A lllG CROWD AT CORK. The news of Mr. O’Brien’s coming spread like lightning throughout Cork, and as a result the streets through which it was sup posed he would pass were packed with peo ple when ho arrived. The vicinity of the prison was occupied by a strong force of armed police. Fully 100 cars followed the car occupied Dy Mr. O’Brien, which was driven rapidly through the city to the prison. Several collisions and other acci dents occurred, but nobody was seriously injured. On arriving at the prison Mr. O'Brien compelled the police to re move him forcibly from the car. He was accompanied to prison by the Mayor. Mr. Ahern, Vice Chairman of the Board of Guardians, tried to address the ciwfd from a vehicle, but the police forbade any speak ing. Mr. Ahern then moved some distance off and made u speech without being mo lested. Then the crowd formed a procession and marched away, singing “Goa Save Ire land.” Throughout the proceedings the wildest enthusiasm was shown. IIARTINGTON AT TRURO. London, Oct. 31. —Lord Hnrtington, speaking at Truro to-day, admitted that, the Unionists were engaged in an uphill fight. “But,” ho said, “the present meet ing does not look like political extinction, ami the Gladstoniaus well know ttiat the Unionists still hold great influence.” He questioned Sir Harcourt's wisdom in com paring Mr. Gladstone to Parnell. Bismarck and Cauour, whose title to admira tion and veneration was that they consolidated jieople of the same blood and language into great States, while Mr. Glad stone was trying to do exactly the opposite. He said he was not conscious, as Mr. Morley has said, of having “taken a step back ward,” though. As Mr. Gladstone had not made a single concession to the Unionist ideas, he had not altered his position as Sir Trevelyan had done. It was impossible, in his opinion, to deal with the question of local government until the idoa or a distinct Irish nationality had been completely re moved. Earl Lytton’s Appointment. London, Oct. 31. —The Times, comment ing on the appointment of the Earl of hyl ton to succeed Lord Lyon as British Ambas sador to France, says that it would more readily acquiesce in his choice by the gov ernment if it could forget his faults and failiu :s as Viceroy of India. The paper states that though it does not view his ap pointment with the alarm which is ex pressed in some quarters, it would remind him that, a fiercer light of public opinion will beat upon him in Paris thau in Cal cutta. An American in Disgrace, Berlin, Oct. 81.—Russian advices to the Frankfurter Zeitung report the expulsion from Russia of Van Riper, formerly Ameri can Consul at Moscow, who, at the reuuest of the Russian government, was dismissed for selling medals to Russian exhibitors at New Orleans. Th government, before sending Van Riper to the frontier, informed the Airxerican government of its intention. Emperor William’s Rheumatism. Berlin, Oct. 31.—1 tis officially stated that Emperor William is suffering from rheumatic pains at the base of the spine, accompanied by fatigue and lassitude. He was compelled to remain in bed throughout yesterday and he slept several hours. His rest last night was impaired. The Czar and the Emperor. Berlin, Oct, 31. —The Tnyehlatt says that the Czar will reach Berlin on Nov. 11, salute the Emperor and proceed immediately with his family, who will not leave the train. Encouragement for Prince Ferdinand. Sofia, Oct. 31. —The Sobranje has unani mously voted au address in reply to Prince Ferdinand's speech assuring him of the sup port of the army and people. CHOLERA’ NOT COURTED. Health Officer Smith, of New York, Denies Certain Charges. Washington, Oct. 3!.— Surgeon General Hamilton has received the following tele gram from Health Officer Smith, of New York: “Referring to the tehgrain of Com missioner DeWolf, of Chicago, containing th ■ statement that he found among the im migrants arriving on the Indepeudente eight packing cases and six bundles of betiding and clothing not opened at New York, I beg to say suca statement cannot be true, nor is any statement or report that the Independent*) passed the Now York quarantine without proper disinfection true. The steamer was detained more than twen ty-four hours. All the baggage, parcels and bundles were opened in the steerage and thoroughly disinfected although the Surgeon of the steamer had disinfected the steerage and baggage with sulphurous acid gas several times during the voyage. He had also caused the steerage decks to be washed with a solution of corrosive sublimate of the strength of 100 to 500. The captain and other officers confirmed the surgeon’s report, and the ex ceptionally good sanitary condition of the ship satisfied me of its truth. I commended the surgeon of the ship very earnestly. There were no deaths during the voyage and not a case of illness among the pas sengers. Since cholera invaded Italy in 1 Ssi every steamer with passengers from Italian pores, on its arrival at quarantine, has been detained until every package of baggage couid be opened and "disinfected.” FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE. Two Men Injured and One Believed to Have Been Killed. Richmond, Va., Oct. 31. —Two freight trail# collided to-day on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, near Taylorsville, about twenty-two miles from Richmond. Both engines and several freight cars were badly wrecked. Engineer Denell and a brakeman named Page were injured, but not seriously-, and a colored brakeman named Edmund Carter is missing, and is supposed to be burn* in the wreck. The accident is at tributed to a misplaced switch. The track will be clear by to-morrow, and trains mean will leave Richmond by the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, and take the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac road at Hano ver Junction, three miles north of the scene of tihe accident. SWORD BEARER AT LARGE. He Makes a Hostile Demonstration and then Moves off. St. Paul, Oct. 31.—A Crow Agency (Mont.l special to the Pioneer Press reports that “Sword Bearer” and his band made a demonstration at the agency yesterday-, un slinging their rifles as if about to attack tho single company stationed there, but immedi ately changing their defiant aspect when Maj. Snyder’s battalion appeared on the brow of a hill three miles away. Sword Bearer immediately crossed tho Little Horn river and withdrew up the bottom. Cav alry- is expected to move to-day. The ex citement among the Indians is intense, and a false move by- tho authorities or a wrong Indian killed will precipitate a general out break, as tho faith of the Indians in Sword Bearer’s supernatural powers is unlimited, OUT 'OF A WINDOW TO DEATH. A Woman Hurls Out Her Child and then Leaps Herself. Cincinnati, 0., Oct. 31.—At No. 211 Browne street, this morning, Mrs. Katie Miller, who lives with her mother-in-law, went to the third story-, ns she said, to awaken her two children. Upon reaching the room siie seized her 9-year-old daughter. Viola, and burled her through the window to •he sidewalk, and instantly leaped out after her. Mrs. Miller’s head was crushed and she died instantly The child was un conscious. A physician thinks it is fatally injured. Mrs. Miller’s mind has been thought to be impaired by grief over tbe loss of a babe a few months ago, and by the neglect of her husband, who is now out of business. Made a Government Depository. Washington, Oct. 31.—The Acting Sec retary of the Treasury to-day designated the Bank of Charleston, a national bank as sociation of Charleston, 8. C., a depository of government money. SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, NON EMBER 1, 1887. GORDON’S AIM IN OHIO. HE IS THERE TO DENY SOME LIES ABOUT THE SOUTH. The Respective Personal Merits of the Two Candidates for the Governorship Not to be Discussed The Old Chest nut About Persecuting’ Negroes Given Another Hard Rap. Columbus, 0., Oct. 81. —Gov. John B. Gordon of Georgia, addressed a political meeting at the City Hall to-night. A parade of the local clubs preceded the meeting, and it was about 9 o'clock before they reached the hull and speaking began. There were over 3,000 persons present, and more than that many who could not gain admission: Gen. Gordon was a guest at the residence of Judge Allan G. Thurman, and with the latter in a carriage was escorted to the place of meeting, Botli were enthusiastically received. Gov. Gor don was immediately introduced and fre quently cheered during the course of his speech. Judge Thunnan participated freely in this part of the demonstration. GOV. GORDON’S SPEECH. The speaker began by referring to a tele gram which he sent before coming in answer to the communication of the com mittee inviting him to the State, and said he was not here for the purpose of discussing either of the gentlemen who are candidates before the people and that he expected to return South without doing so. He assured them that should either candi date come to Georgia they would be met with open arms as well as any other dis tinguished Democrat or Republican. He emphasized the point by saying that the sooner the barriers between the two States were broken down, and the sooner the citizens of this and that State become acquainted with the views of each other, the I setter it would lie for ail. The speaker apparently felt called upon to defend him self against the criticisms of the press since his arrival in the State, and proceeded to do so, claiming that his life is an open book, no page of which he was afraid to have thoroughly inspected. In April, 1865, he had gathered around him the remnant of the right of Gen. Lee’s army at Appomattox before the smoke of buttle had cleared away, and told his comrades that the war was over, that the Union, country and the flajj wore restored, and the President sustained. HAS KEPT THE PEACE EVER SINCE. With tlie parole of that great captain, Gen. Grant, in his pocket he went home to keep the peace, and he had done so. Gov. Gordon then entered upon discussion of sec tional passion and prejudices, and inqu.red into the excuse tor keeping it alive and the effects of it u|>on the country. The im pression had gained ground that the white people of the South ern States were oppressing the negroes of those States. If true, they deserved the contempt of the people of the North, and if not so, there was a great wrong being done somewhere. He expected to meet this charge and prove it to be false, but he had no hope in diverting the course of that class who excite passion for office, as it could not be done. NOT A KG KLUX. It had be’ - ' charged by a leading Repub lican authority that he was a leader among the Kuklux Klan and that he had never been reconstructed, but defied the constitu tion and the laws. He offered in his defense to all of these charges the evidence of a colored Republican, whom he pronounced the ablest colored man on the con tinent, referring to H. M. Turner, of Georgia, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and editor of the Southern Re corder. The article from which the selec tion was read was entitled “Gov. Gordon and h .i Critics,” and was complimentary in tne to the Governor in many way;, especially so regarding his troat men . of tailored men. Among the stronger expressions of the Bishop in the editorial were that “we have yet to hear of Gov. Gordon abusing or villifying any man of the colored race. So far as Gov. Gordon being censured by our fr ends, either North or South, we think him entitled to our lasting gratitude, and thank him from the bottom of our hearts.” The speaker said many Republicans had been led to believe that the colored people of the South were being trampled under foot, but the evidence which he had produced ought to be satisfactory, and would bo, except to that class who would willingly ride into office on a sea of blackmen’s blood. The speaker entered further into detail to answer the accusations of newspapers, that lie had been connected with the Ku Klux, saying he wished to prove him elf clear, for if the chief should be shown to be innocent the probabilities in the minds of all would lie that the smaller offenders were not guilty either. THE CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION. In this connection be explained the report of the investigation Committee of Congress, before which lie testilied when the Con gressional committee were inquiring into the Ku Klux. He explained that ho be longed to a private organization which was formed among the best citizens for the pro tection of their homes and their families This was for the purpose of protecting themselves against bad men who had come among them after the war. Citizens and especially those who had held any character of office under the Confederacy were dis franchised, and a mass of ignorant colored people were given the ballot and the result was that the offices, the courts and their entire protection were taken away from them by carpet-baggers. The speaker next compared the financial and social condition of the negroes of Georgia with those of this and other States, and by statistics claimed that they had advanced to a marvelous degree. LED INTO A DEATH TRAP. A Negro Cattle Thief Blows Out a Preacher’s Brains. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 31.—A special to the American says: “Near Sturgis, Miss., yesterday, while a colored minister named John Depew, a prominent preacher and politician was speaking to an immigra tion meeting, another colored man on the outside of tho house fired through an open window a load of buckshot, blowing out his brains. The murderer was arrested and escaped, was captured again, and for the second time got away. It appears that the preacher was al>4ut to report the man who did the shoot ing for call stealing, and he and his brother got up the so-called immigration meeting ostensibly for the purpose of discussing Liberia as a future home, hut ready to get Depew in a place where they could murder him. Twenty-Five Per Cent, for Creditors. Cincinnati, Oct. 31.—Receiver Arm strong to-day began the payment of the first dividend to the depositors of the late Fidelity National Bank. The dividend is 85 per cent, of the claim. Tho whole amount to lie disbursed is $600,000. It is thought it will require a year to get ready for the next dividend. LOSS OF THE VERNON. The Crew of 20 and 10 Passengers Undoubtedly Perished. Milwaukee, \Vis., Oct. 81.—A special to the Ecening'Wisconsin from Sheybov gan, Wig., says tho fishing tug Welcome returned at 1:30 o’clock to-day wit i the life raft of the lost steamer Vernon, which she picked up about fourteen miles northeast of that port. On the raft were a coat, vest and soft felt hat, which evidently belonged to a seaman. The hat was ripped through the crown and had been sewed up. The life raft hail two air chambers, and Imre the name Vernon. Every vessel known to have passed the scene of the wreck off Two Rivers Point last, Saturday has undoubte lly reached port by this time, and as none have reported picking up anybody on the lake there is now no doubt that everybody aboard of her when she left G!en Haven" is dead, as no one would have survived exposure to tho intense cold more than a few hours. ABOUT THIRTY-SIX Lf ST. The crew numbered twenty-six, and it is believed that the passengers did not exceed ten in all. This morning the captain of the life-saving station at Two Rivers and the Associated Press correspondent examined the life preservers picked up off Slieyboy gan reefs and found them almost worthless. They had evidently all beeu worn, as the belts remained tied, but were made of grass instead of cork and had become so saturated that they were too heavy to float a body, aud had apparently been slipped off by the wearers when they found themselves being dragged down by their weight. The knot of oue had been cut as though with a knife, and the Captain of the life-savers thought it probable that the wearer had done it when he found himself settling in the water. The worthless character of the life preserv ers has caused considerable indignation. THE STRANDED STEAMER. Part of Her Cargo Thrown Overboard to Float Her. New York, Oct. 31.—A dispatch dated Titusville, Fla., yesterday, was receiv ed today at the office of Juan M. Ceballes, agent of the steamer Panama, stating that, the vessel was ashore off (’ape Canaveral, forty-five miles south of Titus ville. All are reported well and that the vessel expected to get off yesterday after noon, when she would resume her trip to Havana. The intelligence came over the signature of Agent Ceballes, who is himself one of the 400 passengers aboard. It is thought that the steamer is now on her way again. THREW OVER SOME OF HER CARGO. Titusville, Fi-a., Oct. 81.—The steamer Panama, from New York to Havana, which ran aground opposite Indian river narrows, got off Monday morning by throw ing overboard part of her cargo. GOODS COMING ASHORE. Jacksonville, Oct. 81.—Thomas E. Ells received a telegram this evening from James Paine, customs officer for the Indian river district, dated Titusville and sent from the scene of the wreqk, sav’rfg: “The steamer Panama is ashore off Sr. Sebastian. Goods are coining ashore. Meet me here to morrow.” Nothing authentic can be se cured. SACRIFICED TO THE FLAMES. An Oil Mill and a Cotton Mill Make Two Large Fires. Cincinnati, 0., Oct. 31.—A great con flagration occurred this afternoon in the mills of the American Cotton Seed Oil Company on East Sixth street. The building burned was five stories in height, and occupied a space of 100 by 80 feet. The cellars, in which a large quantity of oil was stored, w ere formerly the Long worth wine cellars. Owing to the amount, of oil in the stock the heat was intense, and the work of the firemen in confining the tire to that building was correspondingly diffi cult. After 3 o’clock the flames were under control. An estimate of the loss is SIOO,OOO, with good insurance. FLAMES IN A COTTON MILL. Exeter, N. H.. Oct. 31.—At 5:45 o’clock to-night fire started in the mule room of the old mill of the Exeter Manufacturing Com pany. The building was about 200 by 45 feet and five stories high anil contained 20,- 000 spindles. The fire gained rapid head way. The fire department here was found inadequate aud help was summoned from Haverhill and Dover. They each responded by sending a steamer. The tw o upper stories of tho build ing were completely gutted. The loss is estimated atsloo,ooo. The property isfully insured in the Manufacturers' Mutual In surance Company. Two hundred and thirty hands are thrown out of employ ment The cause of the fire was entirely accidental. FOUR BLOWN TO ATOMS. An Explosion in a Cartridge Building at Morristown. Morristown, N. J., Oct. 31.—A terrible explosion occurred in one of the cartridge buildings of the American Forcite Powder Company at McCainsville, at 9:45 o’clock this morning. Four persons wore making cartridges at the time. They were John Faucker, Henry Dodd, Philip Meyers and Frea McDede, aged from 15 to 24 years. With the buildings they were blown to atoms. Pieces of the bodies have been col lected and the county coroner will hold an inquest. The superintendent of the com pany had left tho building a tew minutes before the accident and everything was all right at that time. Selma’s New Railroads. Selma, Ala., Oct. 31. —Great activity prevails in railroad enterprises in t his city. Two surveying part ies left this city tosluy, one to continue to New Orleans the line or the Selina anil New Orleans railroad al ready built twenty-one miles from Helrua; and the other to survey a route for the Holmu and Cahaba Valley railroad to Bessemer and Birmingham. A largely attended meeting to-night was ad dressed by Hon. Jonathan Norcross, of At lanta, in favor of building an air Hue from Atlanta to Selina as part of the great Pied mont route to New Orleans. This, if built, will make the shortest, route to New Orleans from Washington and Eastern cities. Nicaragua’s Canal. New York, Oct. 31.—The Williams & Rankin steamer Hindoo sails from this city on Nov. 26 for Greytown, Nicaragua, with an expedition which is to complete the final location of the Inter-oceanic canal route and to prepare the work of construction that is to tie commenced during the winter. The expedition consist* of forty engineers and 110 laborers in charge of Civil Engineer Perry. Chief Engineer A. G. Menocal will join the party in a few weeks. Goulu and Sage. New York, Oct. 81. —District Attorney Martine ha* finished hi* consideration of the paper* submitted in the complaint made againßt Jay Gould and Russell Sage, and will submit the matter to the grand jury to-morrow. He decline* to discuss tbe mat ter from any standpoint. ANGLO-AMERICAN PEACE AN ENGLISH DEPUTATION CALLS ON THE PRESIDENT. His Co-operation Sought to Secure a Treaty Providing for Settling All Disputes Between the Two Countries by Arbitration -The Members of the Delegation. Washington, Oct. 31. — The President this afternoon received a deputation from Great Britain, who desire his co-operation in securing a treaty between that country and the United States which shall provide for an amicable settlement of disputes by arbitration. The delegation included Lord Kiunaird, Sir Lyon Play fair, M. P.; Sir George Camp bell, Nr. P.; Sir John Swinburne, M. P.; Hally Stewart, M. P.; Benjamin Pickard, M. P.; William Cromer, M. P.; Caleb Wright, M. I*.; A. D. Prokaud, M. P.; O. V. Morgan, M. I*.; Mon roe Ferguson, M. P., ami Char las Preake, of liondon, John Inglis, of Glasgow, and John Wilson, of Durham, representative of the Trades Union Congress. Accompanying the delegation were William Jones, Secretary of the Peace Association, London; Rev. Mr. Rowland 13. Howard, of Boston, John B. Wood and Philip C. Garrett, of Philadel phia, and Rev. Dr. Eaton, of New York. Andrew Carnegie, of Pennsylvania, intro duced the visitors to the President. Sir Lyon Playfair, representing the members of Parliament, and John Wilson, representing the trades congress, made short addresses in support of the movement. MR. PLAYFAIR’S ADDRESS. Mr. Playfair's address was as follows: Mr. President -I have the high honor to rep resent a deputation of twelve members of Parliament who propose to present to you, as the head of th s great nation, and through you to Congress, a memorial in favor of tho arbi tration of political differences when diplomatic agencies have failed to adjust them. The memo rial has lieeu signed by %283 members of the House of Commons, or by more than one-third of its whole number. It is really the outcome of an ardent desire on the part, of the working men of the United Kingdom to perpetuate friendship and peace which now happily exist between kindred people on both sides of the Atlantic. The representatives of people have given expression to this feeling among their constituents by signing the memorial. Even if it does not effect uu immediate or proximate treaty of arbitration, you will, Mr. President, recognize that the memorial is a remarkable expression of the brotherly feeling which our working classes entertain for their kinsmen in the United Stales. International arbitration if established would only lie one step further in the history of civilization. When individuals quarrel, society does not permit them to set tle their dispute by violence, but it refers them to courts of equity or law, in order that their differences may lie composed. Why should not this principle l*- extended to nations, especially when, ns in the cast* of the United Kingdom and tin* United States, they are allied by blood and knit together by love? We are both common inheritors of the traditions and glories of the Anglo-Saxon race, from which we have obtained the spirit of conciliation, the spirit tlull has so aide*l the national development of both countries. Tbe time Is favorable for the consideration of the question because the whole world is startled at the new aspect of war which the progress of science is making a huge engine for orutal butchery of men and wanton waste of property. Its increasing cost threatens the basis of national credit, and even of national solvency. In ten years the cost of European armaments has increased by at least 25 per cent., while it amounts to 3 p**r cent, of the whole earnings of Europe. Tho United States, almost alone, among the nations can keep down its combatant ex penditure, because it does not consider it necessary to anticipate war with foreign nations. It is here, therefore, rather than in Europe, that proposals for treaties of arbitration might naturally be made. At all events, we might devise a treaty of arbitration bet ween the United Kingdom and the United States. That would lie a glorious example to other nations, and might lead to the two great Anglo-Saxon nations being the peacemakers of the world. That is the feeling which has induced so many members of Parlia ment to offer their co-operation to the members of Congress in settling political differences by arbitration. If our two countries succeed in doing so it will give an eminent illustration that nations, as well as individuals, can compose their differences without violence, by adherence to the principles of equity and of international law. Mr. Cremer, M. P.,Secretary of the Work ingmen’s Peace Association, who originated the memorial, then presented it to the President, and made afi address explaining the object of the visit aud expressing high appreciation of the honor which the Presi dent of this great country and representa tives of 60,000,000 of people had conferred in according this interview. P RESIDENT CLEVELAND’S RESPONSE. The President responded: Gentlemen— I The main and prominent idea so fittingly presented by you and by the memorial you deliver is a lofty and ennobling one. involv ing the preservation of peace with all its mani fold blessings. Those have, as civilization has progressed, been more and more recognized us the basis of national prosperity and happiness, and this reflection may well lead to surprise that peace bus made no greater progress in its substitution for the wasting pro cesses of war as an arbiter of inter national disputes. It is well that the minds of good and thoughtful men should he now turned to t his subject, and that a concerted movement should Is* made to supersede the hor rors of war. It is well, too, that this effort should be made by citizens of two countries which proudly claim to be in the van of civiliza tion and progress The people of my country boast that t hey can exhibit In their prosperity and development more of the victories of peace than any other nation on the globe. At the same time, our history demon* st rates that we need yield to none in the spirit and patriotism which make war terrible. It seems to me that a country thus demonstrating the advantages of peace und at the same t ime having no fear of a sus picion of weakness is in a favorable condition to listen to merits of tic* cause you present, and to my mind there is nothing more touching or persuasive than the part the laboring men of England have taken In this movement. They speak for their freedom from the Increased cost of living induced by war. Nay, more, they sneak for their homes, their families and their lives. I cannot hut think there are object les sons before the workingmen of America which will readily awakeu their sympathy with and desire for a condition of inter national understanding which shall alleviate death and dint real which war brings to their households. lam sorry to be obliged to confess that the practical side of this question bus re reived hut little of my attention. 1 am re minded, too, that in the administration of gov eminent the difficulty often arises in an attempt to carefully apply ideas which in themselves challenge unqualified approval. Thus if may be tnaf friends of international arbitration will not l>e able at once to secure the adoptiou in ite whole extent of their humane and beneficent scheme. But surely great progress should be made by sincere and hearty effort. I promise you faith ful and careful consideration of the matter, and I believe I may speak for the American people iu giving assurance that they desire to see the killing of men for the accomplish ment of national ambition abolished, and that they will gladly hail tbe advent of peaceful methods iu tno settlement of national disputes, so far an this is consistent wit h the defense and protection of our country's terri tory, and with the maintenance of our national honor when It affords shelter and repose for national integrity and jxTsouifles the safety and protection of our citizens. A CONFERENC E IN ENGLAND. LONDON, Oct. 31.—An English and American conference was hold at Brampton this evening, at which tho arbitration scheme was discussed. The Marquis of Lome presided. Letters of approval were read from Karl Granville, John Bright, Lord Wolseiey and others. Resolutions in favor of tho scheme were adopted. SHOT DEAD BY A RAVISHER. After the Killing in the Court Room He Escapee. New Orleans, Oct. 31.— A social to the Times-Democrat from Coflfeeville, Miss., says: “Nows has just boon received here of a terrible tragedy which occurred in Air mount, a small village, twelve miles east of this place, last Saturday evening. On Friday Mag Sherman (colored) appeared before the proper officials and swore out a warrant charging that Soil Boyle, a young white man of the neighborhood, hud the night before broken into her house and in- ; decently assaulted both herself and her S-yeur-old daughter. Boyle was arrested and carried to Airmount on Saturday after noon while protesting his innocence. The j trial was called about 3 o’clock and all were assembled in thp court room. The woman, after being sworn, proceeded to toll her story, occasionally interlarding it with such expressions as ‘God knows he is the man and he knows it himself. I saw him plainly when ho seized hold of me and it was surely Sell Boyle.’ As all the sickening details came (ait the young man's face began to grow pale ami as the woman concluded her testimo y Boyle stepped forward and drawing his re volver shot her through the heart. As the woman was falling lie tired at her again, the ball this time penetrating her brain. Flourishing his pistol, ho made his way to the door, when he was joined by William Pato, another young man who was related to him. Pato, with a drawn revolver, kept the crowd at bay until Boyle could mount his horse and escape. The woman was killed instantly, ana up to this time the murderer has not been arrested. Previous to this affair young Boyle had been regard ed os a model young man." LOU SIAN AS STRIKERS. Planters Hold a Meeting and Resolve on Vigorous Action. New Orleans, Oct. 31.— 1n view of the fact that a general strike of the laborers on the sugar plantations, to begin Nov. 1, has been ordered by the Executive Board of District Assembly 1940, embracing the parishes of St. Mary, Iberia, St. Martin, Terrebonne and Lafourche, at. a large meeting of planters to-day the following were adopted: Resolved, That if any laliorors are dischareed from the plantations upon which they are now at woik. or if anv such dim-Marge themselves by refusing to work, we pledge ourselves to give them no employment; that ull people discharged for refusing to work he required lo leave the plantation within twenty-four hours, and on i heir refusal to obey, that the powers of the jaw be invoked to assist the owners of property in the enjoyment of their rights of property. Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that an emergency has arisen which requires that the tloveraor be called upon to furnish militia and aid ill enforcing the law and to pre vent bloodshed and violence, mid that the Sheriff of the parish Is* requested to call upon the Governor for the aid of some recognized military organization. Asa result of the above resolution a com pany of infantry, consisting of 30 men, under command of Capt. IV. II Beanham, with one light Gatling gun has been ordered to proceed to Chibodoaux and report to the judges of that district. STRIKE OF THE COAL MINERS. Pottsville Business Men Raising Funds to help the Workmen. Pottsville, Pa., Oct. 31. —A large meet ing of merchants and business men of this city was held at the Mountain City Hall this evening, to take measures for raising funds in aid of the striking miners of the Lehigh region. It. C. Green, a leading jeweler, presided, and every department of trade and business was represented. The meeting was addressed by State President Harris, of the Miners and Laborers Amalga mated Association, District Attorney Whit house and B. b. McCool and John A. Nash •of the local bar. Great earnestness was manifested, and committees were appointed to make a thorough canvass of the city for subscriptions. Popular sentiment is en tiiusiastie in favor of the movement. THE WORK AT SHENANDOAH. Shenandoah, Pa., Oct. 31.—1n addition to the $540 collected from the business men of this borough, the Relief Committee of the Knights of Labor received to-day $1,083, the Hi st assessment of 5 per cent, on the wages of miners for the past two weeks. As those assessments, I situ on business men and miners, are payable every two weeks, and as what is being done here is only a sample of what neighboring towns are do ing, some idea may lie formed of tho pro portions of the work being done for the relief of the striking miners. Chicago’s Striking Printers. CHICAGO, Oct. 81. —Every union job printer in the city of Chicago, about 400 in number, will lie out of work to-morrow, the Typothetee association of employing print ers having refused to accede to the demands of the Typographical Union that nine hours "instead (if ten shall constitute a day’s work. CHARLESTON’S GALA WEEK. The City Decorated From the Suburbs to the Battery. Charleston, 8. C., Oct. 31.—The cele bration of the Resurrection of Charleston was inaugurated to-day, littlo more than one year after the great earthquake of 188*5. The city > s decorated with bunting and illuminated from the suburbs to the Battery, and everything has a gala apneranee. The railroads brought in about 5,000 people dur ing today, arid will probably bring in double the number to-morrow and on each succeeding day of the festival. The festival will last a week and most ample ar rangements have been made to amuse the visitors. The amusements include horse laces, tire Works, trades displays, aquatic sports by day and night, balloon ascen sions, base half, foot races and other sport*. Over $lO,OOO huve been contributed by merchants in getting up the displays. A Priest Resigns a Prlnclpalship. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 31. —Rev. James J. McTighe, the Roman Catholic priest whose election to the principaUhip of tho Thirty third ward public school caused such a stir recently in religious circle*, has tendered his resignation and has ordered Catholic children to return to the parochial school. Father McTighe refuses to give his reasons for resigning, but it is intimated that he was advised to do so by members of hiscon gre^tion. Snow in Virginia. Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 31,—Snow is re ported all through tho southwest portion of the State. At Wytheville it is reported several inches deep. WINTRY IN NORTH CAROLINA. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 31.—The first snow of the season fell here today, but melted as it reached the ground, and wan followed by rain and hail. It has been raining here almost incessantly for two weeks. Death of a Clergyman. Charleston, S. C., Oct. 81.—Rev. Dr. Smeltzer, an eminent Lutheran clergyman, died hero to-day, aged 1)8, j PRICEIO A YEAR I 1 a CENTS A COPY, f CHICAGO’S FATED SEVEN. THE SUPREME COURT DECISION NOT YET ANNOUNCED. It Will Be Handed Down To-Morrow or Next Day—The General Opinion Still Unfavorable to the Prisoners An Incendiary Circular Afloat at Chicago. Washington, Oct, 31.—The United States Supremo Court room was crowded again to-day, in anticipation of the decision upon the motion of a writ of error in tlie case of tho Chicago Anarchists. It was thought that Mr. Justice Miller might per haps announce tho decision and read the opinion, and when the time came the court room was absolutely still, while every per son presont listened eagerly for his first word. Tlie judgments which he an nounced had no relation to the case wbicli was m every one’s mind, and it wa* not un til tlie reading of the opinions had been con cluded that any reference to that case was made. The Chief Justice then said that the court hoped to be ready to Hiir.ounco its decision upon the motion of Spies micl the others for a writ of error by V\ ednesday of this week and certainly bv Thursday. Tho motion made by Attorney General Garland last week, ut the request of tho Comptroller of the Currency, to advance the case of the Receiver of the First, Na tional Bank of Buffalo against ElbridgoO. Spaulding and others was denied. Tins is tho case which involve, the question of tlio liability.of the directors of national bank* for negligence in the performance of their duties. There was no discussion to-day of the prohibition cases from Kansas, ami the opinions generally were not of general public Interest. not significant. The failure of the court to render a de cision to-day in the Anarchist cases, and the announcement of the Chief Justice that tho ism it, would not Ihi ready to make public such decision until Wednesday or Thurs day, are thought to indicate nothing more than that the court's judgment will be set forth in a more or less elaborate opinion, and that the Justice to whom the prepare tiou of that opinion has Ixien assigned is not yet ready with it. The argument in the eases was not concluded until Friday after noon, the Justices could not meet for eodsultation until Saturday, and even were they in lull agreement as to all the ques tions raised, there would hardly be time be tween Saturday afternoon and Monday morning for the preparation of a careful opinion, and its discussion in the confer ence. It Is the general, and, in fact, almost the universal lielief of lawyers who practice at the Supreme Court bar, that the petition will be denied, but this lielief is based only upon their own views of constitutional law and the impression made upon their mind* by the arguments. The Justices of the court will not, of course, allow any intima tion to escape them as to their views until the d<jclsion has been formally announced from the bench. AN INCENDIARY CIRCULAR. Chicago, Oct. 31.—The Sheriff and police department were considerably agitated yes terday hy the circulation, from an unknown source, through the mail , of tlie following circular, which is without signature or other identification: NOTICE. Workingmen: Will you, as workingmen of Chicago, ullow the champions of your legitimate rights, who are now confined in Jail unuer sen teuce of death, brought about atisolutely by public clamor, occasioned by grossly exagger ated and fictitious statements of tbe capitalistic press. to hang? It would be damaging to this land of boasted civillzat on. Worldt.'men, if your companion, are to hang on Nov. 11. arise In your mi„ut and effect their rescue. The Independence of the United States was brought about by tbe use of bombs and firearms. Forewarned is forearmed. Any act lon t hat may be definitely determined up on should Ist kept secret until the proper time, ft is not at all protwbie that militia will lie on the scene of the attempted execution. This notice is not Intended for any who are not in sympathy with the condemn*! men. Further noth* will he given later on. Klieriff Matson, when shown a copy of the circular, said lie had no idea who were circulating the seditions sheet, and declined to express his opinions on its importance for a day or two. Capt. Schaack was of the opinion that it bad emanated from the brain of some crank who might huve access to a printing press. ON THE TURF. Fifth Day of the National Jockey Club’s Meeting at Ivy City. Washington, Oct. 31—This wa* the fifth day of the fall meeting of the National Jockey Club at the Ivy City track. The weather was clear and cool. The event* were as follows: First Rack - For three year-olds and upward, non-winners at this meeting. Hanover won, with Ovid second and Lelex third. Time 1:4144- Second Kao*— Handicap sweejintakes; mile beats. in the first heat Stuyvesant won, with Windsail second. Time 1:45. In the second heat fituy vesant won the heat and race, with Windsail second Time 1:47. Tamil Hack Sweepstakes for three-year-olds and onward: mile and a furlong. Pasha won, with Tens trike second and Pegts is third. Tim# 1:4344- Fourth Race—For three-year olds and up ward: selling race; mile. Kingston won, with Telle Doe second and Sam Harper, Jr., third. Time l:lftfg. Fifth Race—Steeplechase handicap sweep stake Wellington won. with John Henry sec ond and Jim McGowan third. AT NASHVILLE. Nashville, Oct. 31.— T0-day’s race* here resulted as follows: First Race-Seven aud one-half furlongs. Cupid won, with Rhody I’ringle second and Skubeloff third. Time 1:87. Second Race- Mile. Climax won. with Flor ence second and Dousman third. Time 1:44. Third Race -Six furlongs. Cruiser won,with Orange Girl second and Roundabout third. Time 1:17. Fourth Race—Mile and a sixteenth. Poteen won, with Erebus second and Osceola third. Time 1:44. Mrs. Williamson Not Poisoned. Augusta, Ga., Oct. 31.—Hamilton and Williamson, the supposed murderei-s of Mrs. Williamson, whose sudden and myste rious death occurred last Friday evening, were released from jail to-day, no evidence having been adduced against them at the post mortem examination. The Coroner’s verdict reads: “Death from congestion of the lungs, produeeed by the excessive use of drugs or alcoholic liquors.” Reducing the Debt. Washington, Oct. 31.—The receipts of the government for October amounted to $81,803,173, aud the expenditures to $12,- 474.052. being an excess of receipts of #l9, 388,520. The decreaso of the public debt for October is estimated at $14,0X1,000. Secretary Whitney’s Improvement. Washington, Oct. Sl.— Aiding Secretary Harmony to-day said that ho had received a letter from New York stating that Secre tary Whitney is improved in health and spirits. t