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■j J. H. BSTILL, Editor and Proprietor. | BISMARCK RULES RUSSIA A BIG FLEA PUT IN THE CZAR’S EAR AT BERLIN. Important Changes May be Made in the Russian Cabinet in Consequence A Belief that the Proposed New Policy will not be Popular Among the Russians. [Copi/riyht 18b' by Yew York Associated Press.] Rerun, Nov. 19.—Though nothing has ieen officially announced in regard to Prince Birmarck’s long interview with the Czar, it is an open secret in, diplomatic circles that Prince Bismarck energetically urged the Car to assist in putting an end to Rus sians economic war with Germany. Count Schou valoff, the Russian Embassador, bad prepared the Czar for Prince Bismarck’s line of argument, at the same time sup porting a policy of conciliation by advising acquiescence in the Chancellor’s suggestions. V these were directly hostile M. De Giers, the Czar countermanded the arrange ments for the presence of M. De Giers. If Prince Bismarck has succeeded in im pressing the Czar with the fact that inces sant attack on German commerce and per secution of German traders in Russia must he stopped before there can be a renewal of the eutente’cordiale between the two coun tries the return of the Czar to St. Peters burg will he signalized by a recon struction of the Ministry. Prince Bismarck is understood to have spoken earnestly and frankly with the Czar, not mincing matters, but stating plainly what jiersonal obstacles existed within the Rus sian government and operated against the restoration of amicable relations. CHANGES THAT WOULD ENSUE. If the conditions proposed by Prince Bis marck be fulfilled Finance Minister Vioh nigradski, who was a fervent follower and friend of M. KatkofV, will be dismissed, i 'mint Tolstei will be compelled to give up the Ministry of the Interior, and M. Pobiedonoscik, procurator of 5 ; the sinod and intimate adviser of the Czar, will have to cease his open hostility to Germany and his ostentatious encouragement of the French Revanchests. M. De Giers is less dangerous to the Bis niarckian policy than are these three. The < V.ar is also ready to throw over M. De Giers. He is displeased with the impotence of his Prime Minister in dealing with Bul garia, and with his failin’,, to check the i entral European alliance. In con versation, while at Fredensborg, tho ( zar freely expressed the opinion that M. de Giers was getting too old and wants rest. Prince Bismarck would gain the whole diplomatic battle if Count Sehouva loff should succeed M. de Giers, but official forecaste makes M. NelidofT, the Russian Am bassador at Constantinople, the Czar’s choice ad indicates that Count Hehouvaloff will be transferred to Turkey his post at Berlin being taken by Baron Mohrenheim. THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE. Whatever rapprochement between Russia and Germany is effected it will remain without influence on Russia’s relations to, ward the. triple alliance. An inspired article in the Pesther Lloyd declares that Russia cannot join the triple alliance, which agreement remains un changeable till its expiration, in 1891. Any of the powers can affect a rapprochement with it, but none can modify its original character. Official circles in Berlin do not seem sanguine that tho Czar will be able to sweep Germophobists trout his Ministry at once. The public and official hatred in Russia against the Ger mans is so intense that even an autocrat must work softly in modifying his policy. But unless the Czar influences a marked change, the existing strained relations will result before long in an open rupture. AN ANTI-RUSSIAN ARTICLE. The Cologne Gazette concludes a bitter anti-Russian article as follows: “The Rus sians may rest assured that no further at tempt will be made to draw Russia to Ger many’s side. The policy of Germany will henceforth lie devoted to strengthening her : elutions with powers upon whom she can lelv with certainty.” The Xurtli German Gazette to-night de nies that Prince Bismarck regards the dis missal of Finance Minister Vichnigradski mid the partisans of tho Revanche move ment as indispensable conditions of a re newal of friend!'• relations. The paper de nies also that the internal arrangement of Russia can ever become subject to an understanding between Russia and Germa ny or Austria, but. these denials are tak en as designed to soothe Russian jealousies, which are certain to lie aroused to a furious pitch if the people become convinced that the Czar has reformed tho government in e nsequence of the promptings of Prince Bismarck. The Cologne Gazette gives prominence to a statement which, it is asserted, is au thorized, that large bodies of Russian troops, with field guns and immense quanti of munitions, are arri ring on the Ger man frontier, between Rowno and AVin nitza. The increase in railway traffic for military service is so great that it has caused a suspension of ordinary tra no on the Kieff and Kovno line for several days. The Moscow Gazette does not cease its sttiicks on the alliance. Its latest article declares that the so-called “league of |ieace” has really an aggressive character. All the indications nortend that tho inter view between the Cfzar and Einperor Wil liam will not much improve the relations between Germany and Russia. PRINCE WILLIAM TO THE FRONT. The important announcement is made to night that, owing to the illness of the Crown Prince, Prince William will, by command of the Emperor, represent his father at ail future state ceremonies and receptions. Prince Bismarck since his arrival has held daily conferences with Prince William, who visited the Chancellor within an hour of his reaching Berlin. Tuesday night. The speech from the throne at the open ing of the Reichstag, ouThursday, will defi nitely allude to the jiosition of Prince Wil -1 iani. Official circles arc especially gratified by the Prince’s recognition, and all Ger many approves the step, which will further consolidate the position of Prince Bismarck ns_a leader of German destinies. Prince William does not swerve from Ins admira tion for Prince Bismarck. Ho is devoted to the Chancellor’s theories of government, and will imniicitly submit to his guidance. Princo William’s brusque military manner, and his occasional displays of overbearing temper operate ugaiusi his ac quiring popular affection like hit father, the Crown Prince, who is pleasant to everybody and slow to anger. Any intellectual power Prince William posstss:s has been bestowed upon practical studies of war tactics and the minutest details of army organization, lie is credited with the possession of abund ant, common sense, and will is' willing to accept the advice of Prince Bismarck or any other competent Minister on questions of higher policy. The presence of Prince Bismarck at the opening of the Reichstag is doubtful. He ""ill return to Froidrichsruhe to-inorrow. THE CROWN PRINCE HETTER. 1 here is such a marked improvement in the Crown Prince’s condition to-day that. P r - Ha veil declares that he even begins to “"pe for his recovery. The Crown Prince H |io 4 iftiiPinnrtt.d <WVAJU Jv 4 14-4 It y remained indoors to-day on account of a heavy rain. Dr. Brumann. first assistant to Dr. Bcrgmann, arrived at San Remo to day. He is the surgeon of approved skill mentioned as having been sent by the Emperor to watch the sud den recurrence of the swelling which en dangers the Crown Prince’s life. He is famous for the sureness of his hand in per fonning tracheotomy. He performs most of the operations of this kind in Berlin, where there are 400 cases yearly. The Mollihen Woc/eensclirift says Dr. Bergmauu and Dr. Gerhardt. regard tlie time as inopportune to reply to the official statement of Dr. Mackenzie. This agrees with the advice of the official press, which deprecates a dispute at the bedside of a patient upon a topic unfit for tho public forum. The anti-tobacconists are making capital out of the erroneous re port that the Crown Prince’s malady is the result of excessive smoking. He smokes verv little, only occasionally a cigar ette or mil J cigar. During his campaign he used sometimes to smoke a pipe with a Porcelain bowl, painted by the Crown Princess. The malady is traceable to heredi tary predisposition. His grandmother. Queen Louise, died from cancerous tumors on her lungs. Dr. Mackenzie will return to Ban Remo next week. London’s Radical Clubs. London, Nov. 19. — The Radical Federa tion Committee announces that it will not go to Trafalgar square to-morrow. There will be no processions. The various Radi cal clubs have been directed to start their men along the route to the square in small groups, and not to give the police the slightest pretext for interference. Return of the Princess of Wales. London, Nov. 19. —The Princess of Wales and her children arrived at Queeusborough this morning from Denmark. They were met by the Prince of Wales, who escorted them to London. They were greeted en thusiastically upon their arrival in this city. O’Brien in a Suit of Tweed. Dublin, Nov. 19. —The Governor of Tul lainore jail heard to-day that clothing for the use of Mr. O’Brien had been smuggled into the prison. He at once proceeded to Mr. O’Brien’s cell and found the prisoner up and wearing a suit of tweed. From England to igypt. London, Nov. 19. —Count d’Aubijgny, Councillor of the French Embassy in Great Britain, has been appointed French Agent at Cairo. M. Jusserand will succeed him at London. PREACHER AND PLAYHOUSE. The Methodist Confe ence Declares Against the Theatre. Danville, Va., Nov. 19.—The Methodist Conference to-day, passed the following res olutions by a rising vote: Wberea.:, The Methodist Episcopal Ghurch South has always borne strong testimony against the theatre; and Whereas, Patronizing of theatrical exhi bitions by professing Christians has by recent occurrences been giveu unusual prominence; and Whereas, The situation seems to justify an expression of opinion on this subject by the conference; therefore Resolved. That we are profoundly convinced of theevil character and influence of thetheatre as a power and as a promoter of irreligion, im morality and vice. Resolved , That we most affectionately and earnestly exhort our people to set their faces against this thing as a diversion which cannot be used in the name of the Lord Jesus I’. A. Pahson. K. A. Peterson, A. G. Brown, Paul Whiteread, John E. Edwards. A PENSION AGENT CONVICTED. He Fleeced Those Who Cam a in Con tact with Him. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 19.— Wilson Miller (colored), pension agent at Vicksburg, who was under indictment, on several counts, for violation of the pension laws, and whose case has been on trial in fithe Fed eral Court for several days, was convicted to-day. There were eighteen or twenty witnesses for the prose cution, a majority of whom had been fleeced by the prisoner, he having collected money from numerous clients, ami flagrant ly violated the pension laws in other re spects. Sentence has not been passed upon him yet, but he will go to the penitentiary for a term of years. Last July Miller was tried for the same offense, but while the jury was considering his case he ran away, and succeeded, until recently, in evading arrest. CHATTANOOGA’S PROGRESS. Two Important New Industries Added to Those of the City. Chattanooga, Tkx.v., Nov. 19.—The Standard Machine Works of Bay City, Mich., located anew manufactory in this city to-day. When the work on the build ings is completed the plant will be removed to Chattanooga. A contract, was let to-day by the Anson, Wood A Cos., Mower and Reaper Company, of Youngstown. 0., for the erection of six buildings, to cost $50,000. The buildings will be completed inside of sixty days, when the plant will be moved to the city. A BLIZZARD AT CHICAGO. A Cessation of Street Car Traffic in a Portion of the City. Chicago, Nov. 19. A snow storm, the first of tln% season, began here early this morning, and when darkness came to-night showed no signs of abating. The wind all day blew a gale, while the temperature kept going gradually lower. This evening the storm had all the characteristics of a regulation blizzard. At times street car traffic in the north division of the city was brought to a complete standstill. No Public Schools for Covington. Covington, Ga., Nov. 19.— The election held here to-day to determine the question of establishing public schools lor this place resulted in a defeat for the system. The vote was 95 for the school, and 90 against it;two-thirdsmajority was required to adopt. Tampa’s Cldkn Report. Pamra, Fla., Nov. 19.—N0 new fever cases developed in the city, and there were no deaths to-day. This is a glorious lump of sunshine to the people. John R. Fish leaves for Savannah tu the morning. Ref ugees are advised to wait for Dr. Wall's no tification before returning. Thrown From His Engine. Staunton, Va., Nov. 19.—Fireman Adams, of Rockbridge county, was thrown from an ongine at Brand’s Station, on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, this morn ing, ami instantly killed. Six Killed by an Explosion. Prescott, Art., Nov. 19.—The boiler in W. Z. Wilson A Co.’s saw mill, nine miles from here, exploded this morning, killing the proprietor, five workmen and injuring a number of others. SAVANNAH, GA„ SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1887. GREW WILL NOT RESIGN. HIS CABINET, HOWEVER, STEPS s OLT OF OFFICE. The Chamber of Deputies Adopts a Motion to Question the Government on Its Domestic Policy in Spite of the Ministry’s Opposition—Clemen ceau Made the Motion. Paris, Nov. 19. —The Journal desDebats says that the fixed intention of President Grevy is not to resign. He does not admit that parliamentary pressure can enforce a President’s resignation. Such a state of things, he holds, would be subversive of the constitution. His resignation would create a mischievous precedent, as bis successors would thereby be bound to resign every time public opinion was against them. It is believed that only M. Gramnon, late Prefect Qf Police, and M. Wilson are im plicated in the letter scandal. Soon after the Chamber of Deputies met to-day the Extreiuo Left moved interpella tion of the government on the question of its domestic policy. A motion was made by the Ministry to postpone tiie debate. The motion was re jected by a vote of 828 to 342. THE CABINET RESIGNS. Prime Minister Rouvier immediately an nounced the resignation of the Cabinet, The motion for the interpellation of the government was made by M. Clemencean. Premier Rouvier demanded that the debate on the subject bo adjourned until Nov. 24, in the interest of the measure for the con version of the public debt. M. Clemeneeau said it was a singular method of reassuring the holders of public funds to tell them that they could live in peace until Nov. 21, and to promise that there would then be a crisis such as had never before occurred. The public, he declared, had too long awaited an explanation. There was practically no government. The Ministry was not in con dition to guide the republican policy. Par liament was abandoned to the direction of the Right. The law officers of the State and police were in conflict and the administra tive disorder was complete. The division on the government’s proposal to adjourn tho debate was taken at the con clusion of M. Cletnenceau’s speech. Upon the announcement of the result of the vote the Chamber adjourned until Monday amid great excitement. Subsequent to the adjournment of the Chamber of Deputies the Ministers held a conference, after which they proceeded to the Palace of the Elysees and placed their resignation in the hands of President Grevy. rouvier’s keen sarcasm. M. Rouvier, upon leaving the Chamber of Deputies, accosted M. Clemeneeau, and said: “You have relieved me of a troublesome burden. 1 have now to advise President Grevy to send for you to form a Ministry.” M. Goblet declared in the lobby of the chamber that he would not undertake to form a Cabinet. Among those who voted with the majority on the motion to adjourn the debate were 169 Republicans and 148 Conservatives. The minority included 231 Republicans and 7 Conservatives. President Grevy accepted the resignations of his Ministers at the Elysees. grevy in consultation. President Grevy had consultations this evening with M. de Freycinet, M. Floquet, and other prominent statesmen. The Presi dent has asked the members of the Cabinet to continue the performance of their duties until anew Ministry is formed. The Re publican groups are trying to organize a union of the whole party, with a view of establishing an unassailable power in the Chamber. INSANE ASYLUM MANAGERS. Gov. Hill Appoints a Couple of Women on the Board. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 19.—Gov. Hill to day appointed Mrs. Charlotte S. Williams, of Buffalo, and Mrs. Caroline B. Stoddard, of Rochester, as two of the managers of the iusane asylum at Buffalo, to fill vacancies. There are a large number of female inmates in the institution, and this fact induced the Governor to appoint a majority of women managers. The appointments were urged by numerous organizat ions of ladies. Tunnison Seeks Revenge. Jacksonville, Fla, Nov. 19. — 8. C. Tunn son, of Chaseville, but formerly of Orange, N. J., who was arrested at the in stance of the George F. Drew Hardware Company, for obtaining money under false pretenses, was discharged by Justice Magill today for want of evidence of any crimi nal intent. It was learned that the check was honored at the bank in Orange, N. J. Tunnison has retained Hon. H. Bisbee. Jr., ex-Congresßinan from this district, and will bring suit against the George F. Drew Hardware Company for false imprison ment. Ling Aline, a Chinaman, was shot and instantly killed to-night about 12 o'clock by W. H. Harwich, a young dry goods clerk, employed with Cohen Bros. 'The young man states that the Chinaman attempted to cut him with a knife. "Hie only two wit nesses of the affair, John and Frank Brad ford, have disappeared. Pensacola Pointers. Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 19.—The Crimi nal Court of Record of this (Escambia) county, after clearing up its extensive docket, adjourned to-day. B. Heinberg, a native of Germany, died in this city to-day. Mr. Heinlierg was in his 80th year. He recently came to Ameri ca to spend his declining years with his sons, who compose the firm or Heinberg Brothers, wholesnl" merchants, of this city. A Carpetbagger Goes Crazy. Charleston, Nov. 19. — William Taft, ex-Post master of Charleston, and leading Republican, lias become demented. He came to Charleston with a Khode Island regiment just after the war, and has lived here ever since. Ileis t lie last rariiethagger of prominence iuMouth Carolina. His ill ness means the end of Republicanism in this Btate. —c A Chinaman Hanged. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 19.— A Lytonn, B. C., special to the Pioneer Peas says: “Ah Chow, a Chinaman, was executed here this morning for the murder of Ah Lue in March. He cried piteously when the prep arations for the hanging were making, but when the time came rolled a cigarette and died game.” A Launching at Wilmington. Wilmington, Del., Nov. 19.—The iron hull screw steatner Manteo, being built for tho Old Dominion Steamship Company was launched at Pusey & Jones’ yard this after noon. The v essel will be 190 feet long and 26 feet beam, and 10 feet 8 inches deep. The Manteo will ply between Norfolk, Va., and Newberne, N. C. Rives Appointed. Washington, Nov. 19.—The President to-day appointed George S. Rives, of New York, to" be Assistant Secretary of State. BURGAY’S syiCIDE. A Belief That a Failure to Collect Money Prompted It. Macon, Ga., Nov. 19. —New develop ments in the Burgay suicide assign a differ ent reason for the act. Tho Coroner's jury held an inquest ou the body to-day, and returned a verdict that he came to his death from a pistol shot wound inflicted by his own hand. It is the general belief now that Mr. Burgay killed himself because of finan cial troubles. He wns a contractor ou the Atlanta and Hawkinsville road, and having done considerable work for which he was due by the company, about 8-1,0(10, went to Atlanta a few days ago to try and get the money, but failed to do so. It is said that he is owing considerable money in Macon which he expected to pay out of the money received for his contract labor on the Atlanta and Hawkinsville road, and rather than face his embarrassments killed himself. On Tuesday last a large l ody of hands in his employ stopped work at Knox ville. He returned from Atlanta Thursday night suffering terribly with nervous head ache, for which complaint lie had been treated for some time by hi- family physi cian, Dr. Van Vaikenberg. Early yesterday morning on awakening ne asked his wife for a dose of medicine prescribed by the doctor for headache. He then went into an ad joining room and laid down on a couch his wife had prepared for him. She had also made a fire in tho room, closed the windows and doors and went into the kitchen to get his breakfast ready by the time he got up, as he said he only wished to take an hour’s rest. In a few’ moments she heard the re port of a pistol, but thought it was some one in the house throning down something, and she could not believe it had anything to do with her husband until sho went to the room, owned the door and saw him gasping for breath. She then gave the alarm and tho servants came. Dr. VanValkenbcrg made an examination of the body. It was stripped In the presence of the jury. The ball entered between the fourth and fifth ribs on the right side and came out just above the second rib on the left side, inflicting a mortal wouud. The funeral of Mr. Burgay will take place to morrow in Houston county. GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY. Incendiarism by Moonshiners Report ed-Arbor Day Changed. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 19. —The Alabama moonshiner is quite as lively as his Georgia brother, judging from information received at the revenue office here to-day. United States Deputy Marshal Holden, of Wehad ken, Randolph county, reports that a few nights ago, while he was at the United States Court in Montgomery, incendiaries set fire to his home and burned it to the f round. His family was away at the time. he incendiaries poured a quantity of oil about, the house before firing it. The house was new, and the loss is 82,000. Mr. Hol den is satisfied tiiat the incendiaries were moonshiners. Tho Governor to-day changed the Arbor day of Georgia, from the fourth Wednes day in November, to Friday Dec. 2. The former day was found too early for many sections, and was objectionable as a holiday for the schools. The change is made on recommendation of C. R. Pringle, President of the American Forestry Congress, aigi of the officials of the Southern Forestry Congres. The Govern ernor strongly recommends the observance of the day by the people, and especially municipal corporations and public schools. Last spring in Chattahoochee Superior Court James T. Gafford, of Cussela, Justice of the Peace, was indicted and convicted of malfeasance in office in exacting excessive costs. He was fined $25 and costs, and by the operation of the law removed from office and disqualified. He jwid the tine, and lately a petition, signed by the Judge and Solicitor General, the grand jury, county officials and numerous citizens, was presented to the Governor for pardon and the removal of disabilities, which was granted in an executive outer to-day. The Adjutant General has received from Washington the rosters of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Georgia regiments. The Treasury receipts to-day were $16,- 475. " ON TO PORT ROYAL. The Carolina, Knoxville and Western Road Apt to Be Built. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 19.—The stock holders of the Georgia Construction Com pany met to-day to consider the question of accepting the contract offered by the East Carolina, Knoxville and Western rail road to complete that line. The road in question is to connect Greenville, S. C., with Knoxville, Tenn., and will, when completed to the latter point, lie extended southward either to Augusta or Port ltoyal, the latter question to depend upon the route subscrip tions. it was unanimously decided to ac cept. the contract (which is not yet made public) provided Greenville will subscribe $200,000. ()ne hundred anil fifty miles of their road has already been graded beginning at the Knoxville end of the line. It is belived that Greenville will not hesitate to do her part, and do it quickly, and it is therefore not improbable that the road will lie built at. once. Should Port Royal lie fixed upon ns the Southern terminal as appears most likely, the latter port, and Beaufort will lie vastly benefited, besides the many towns in Caro lina through which the road will piss. It would seem also at first sight that on ac count of Port Royal’s magnificent harbor, future connections with a line of Northern steamers is a possibility within the grasp of the near future. COLUMBUS CHAPTERS. A White Man Said to Have Drowned Himself in the River. Columbus, Ga., Nov. 19.—I>a*t night while sitting in his hack, in front of Mr. Green’s residence, a negro hackman saw a white man jump in the river. The occur rence was reported at police headquarters immediately, but no further information can be learned. The Columbus Post of the Travelers' Pro tective Association, was organized to-night. E. A. Isaacs, of Macon, President of the as sociation in Georgia, is in the city for that purpose. Columbus sends outaboutseventv ttve drummers, and they expect great ad vantages from the organization. To-day on the Columbus and Western ex tension while I’. Q. Camp, who has charge of a squad of hands, was going down tho road on a hand car it cnlliiied with a pole car. Mr. Canui had both his legs broken in the collision. No odd else was injured. The accident occurred between Childersburg and Sylacauga. The city registration books closed to-day. The total number of registered voters is 1.178, Formally Presented. Washington, Nov. 19.—The members of the British Fisheries Commission were for mally preecntol to tlie President to-day. They were received in the private library adjoining the Cabinet room. FLAMES IN" THE FORESTS. TRAFFIC STOPPED ON SEVERAL ROADS. The Mississippi River so Low in Mar.y Places that Steamers Cannot Carry Full Cargoes -Tho Whole Country Parched by a Long Drought A High Wind Blowing. Memphis, Tknn., Nov. 19.—For the past ten days forest fires have been raging all around this section of the country and a dense smoke has overhung the city. Re jxirts this afternoon are of a serious nature. Travel over the Kansas City road has been temporarilly suspended on account of the fires. Great damage is also reported to fences and farm houses along the lines of the Louisville and Nashville, Chesapeake and Ohio and Southwestern, Mississippi and TV messee and Louisville, New Orleans and Texas rail roads, worn these fires. A train on the Cheasapeake and Ohio road which here last evening, was delayed several hours north of this city owing to the flames, which swept across the track at various points. The greatest danger is to be feared from burned trestles and bridges, and none of the trains ou the roads mentioned are running on schedule time. The long continued drought which has prevailed since July has literally dried up tlie country. STREAMS DRIED UP. Navigation is in bad condition. Steamers cannot find sufficient water even in the Mississippi river to carry full cargoes, and many of its tributaries to the South are lower than wore ever known to lie before. Steamboat men report that tho sunken lands near New Madrid, Mo., where exten sive depressions were made iu the country by the earthquake of 18U, and which have been since converted into swamps and lakes, are now nearly dry from the drought and low water in the river, and vegetable matter and logs which have long been buried there have taken fire and been burning for days. Asa conse quence many square miles of that country are on fire, which is burning out accumu lated plat and vegetable mold where it isriry enough. Nothing of the kind has been experienced for a great ntimlier of years, according to tho oldest inhabitants." The bottom lands of tho Mississippi valley are also on fire and considerable damage is 1 sl ing done to valuable timber. Farm ers in many instances have been compelled to fight these <tlres to save tneir gin houses from destruction. A high wind prevails to-night, which no doubt will cause serious disaster. Tele graphic communication to |ioints in Arkansas is seriously interrupted, anil messages are received subject to delay. The extent of these fires cannot he estimated. They cover large portions of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, and continue to spread. COAL BREAKERS BURNED. Rumors That Striking Miners Applied ♦ the Torch. Wilkesbarrk, Pa., Nov. 19.— Cox Bros. & Co.’s No. 2 model breaker, near Hazelton, was burned to the ground to-day. The loss is $75,000 and tlie insurance $90,000. A breaker was also destroyed by fire this morning at Delano. It belonged to the new Buck Mountain Coal Company. The loss on it is SB,OOO. It was partially insured. The burning of the two breakers caused considerable excitement and rumors were current that they hail been set on fire by the striking miners. There were also rumors that appeals had been sent to Gov. Beaver for trooiis to protect mine property. No appeal, however, has been sent to tlie Governor, and it is believed here and throughout the mining districts that tlie miners have had nothing whatever to do with the burning of the breakers. Nothing definite can tie ascertained as to the origin of the fires. Some of the opera tors are of the opinion that the fires wore started by the striking miners, and an ap plication to the Sheriff of the county for deputies to protect mine property is said to have been positively refused by the Sheriff. There has been no trouble at the Buck Mountain mine, and no strike there. The burning of Coxe Bros’& Co.’s breaker, at Drifton, is not attributed to the miners. There is not yet any cans? for alarm but should the miners in that region be evicted from tho tenements which they now occupy, serious trouble may he expected. Leaning miners here re gret the burning of these breakers, and say the deed could not have been done by any of the strikers or any one having the in terests of the collieries at heart. FLOUR MILLS BURNED. Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 19. — The Good lander Houring mills and elevator, with 150,000 bushels of wheat, were totally de stroyed by fire this morning. The loss will amount to SBOO,OOO, with insurance of $110,(KK). Adjoining buildings were dam aged $50,000. The fire was caused by oil which leaked from a tank on the railroad switch in the rear of the mills into the en gine room and under the firebox. A fierce wind was blowing at the time, and for a while there was great excitement. Assist ance was telegraphed for to Kansas City and Parsons, but the flames were under con trol before either city could respond. FLAMES AT A DEPOT. Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 59.—The pas senger station and freight depot of tho Pennsylvania Company, Cleveland and I’lttoburg railway, and the Western Union Telegraph office at Bellaire were entirely destroyed by lire this morning, together with three ears of miscellaneous merchan dise. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss is SIO,OOO. TRAINS CRASH TOGETHER. Two Men on an Engine Killed and Two Expected to Die. Galveston, Nov. 19. — A south-bound pas senger train on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fo road collided last night at Alvin junction, near Galveston, with a water train. The locomotives came together with a terrific force, wrecking both trains. Engineer Hitchcock and Fireman Comp ton. of the water train, were killed. Engineer Hussey and Fireman Haas, of the passenger train, together with Baggage man William Reynolds and Express Mos s' ngor Jonas Livy, were all badly injured. Reynolds and Levy will proliably die. None of the passengers were injured, but all were badly sbakeu up. The accident was occasioned by the at tempt of the water train to steal a station six miles distant. The baggage and express cars were con suinod, with all contents. Seizures of Mormon Property. Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 19.—Uni ted States Marshal Dyer, as receiver of thiq church property, to-day seized all tho per sonai property in the temple block and tithing office. * This property is cininied by Angus Cannon, President. This estate was turned over to him before the passage of the law. AN UP-TOWN MYSTERY. A Vary Curious and Rather Remarka ble Story. New York, Nov. 19. —Every little while the records of the police are emblazoned with some story about a beautiful and ac complished girl who is picked up in the street, is well dressed, and to all appearance of good family, but will give uo under standable account of herself. Such cases generally turn out to be vic tims of opium, or temporary insanity, or possibly freaks, who, as soon as they get over the effect of their momentary crank ism, are taken away by t heir friends or go away by themselves, there being no law to hold them, as they do not conie under that of the misdemeanor nor yet the vagrant acts. Rut a singular case has occurred lately which puzzles everybody cognizant of it, in a lordly Fifth aveuuo mansion, not far above Surty-secoud street. About three months ago an exceedingly beautiful girl presented herself at this house and asked to sis' its mistress. She was about IS, very richly dressed, had diamonds on her j>erson worth soveral thousands of dol lars, and altogether evidenced high breeding and wealth. She sent up her name as How ard and was shown into the parlor. When the mistress of the house, who is the wife of a well-known banker, camo down the voting Indy in a very straightforward way told the ladj r , whom we shall call Smith, that her name was Mabel Howard, that her in< ther hail been a schoolmate of Mrs. Smith’s, mentioning the school, and an es[ierial chum, and had told her daughter before she died, which was four yearn ago, that if ever she came to New York she must seek out. Mrs. Smith and call upon her. All this on the part of Miss Howard so far was perfectly probable and coherent, hut now when questioned she did not know what her mother’s maiden name had been, and, stranger still, she could not tell the name of the place she came from, though she had only left, it a few months tiefore, nor could sho tell where she had been since then, though she knew she had only arrived in New York that day, and had ordered her trunk to some well-known hotel, though where or of what name she could not re member. Mrs. Smith, seeing that the questioning seemed to disturb Miss Howard very much, and lieing a kind-hearted woman, ceased it, thinking it was only a liq>se of memory, perhaps, under the pressure of some trouble, and as lunch was announced invited Miss Howard to take off her bonnet and partake. The invitation was accepted, and during lunch the young lady charmed the elder one by her conversational powers. She had been to Europe, and resided in Par is with her father after her mother’s death. She could read and speak German, French and Italian, but she could not tell her fath er’s name, business or where he was then, iin fact, was not certain whether he was alive or not. During this conversation Mrs. Smith could not help noticing that her guest would occasionally wander in her recital, not as though she was inventing her story as she proceeded, but as if trying to recall from a defective memory. Homebody says that you can never tell a gentleman until you see him at table. Mrs. Smith found that, applying this rule to her guest, she was certainly a high bred woman, even if she had not been convinced of this before. After lunch was over they returned to the parlor, and Miss Howard at the request of her hostess, sat down to the piano and very soon showed that she was an accomplished musician and had a lovely contralto voice. Then they talked further about Mrs. Smith’s school days, anil that lady was thoroughly convinced that, no matter from whom she had received the information, Miss Howard was thoroughly posted ou Mrs. Smith’s early life, though she could not re call tho name of the school when it was mentioned, nor yet the name of any of those who hail been Mrs. Smith’s early asso ciates there, and who might have been her mother. As the afternoon wore on the young lady made a movement to go, but her hostess in sisted upon her staying until her husband came, which would be about 5 o’clock. The young lady cheerfully assented, and when Mr. Smith came in was introduced with a short explanation of her presence. Smith was charmed at a glace and almost forgot his dinner. When that was announced, why, of course, Miss Howard could not go away, and after dinner she should lie sent anywhere she desired in the carriage. But after dinner the young iudy seemod so thor oughly content that the evening slipped away before anyone know it. •She played, she sang, she talked French with Smith and Italian with his wife, ami when told that it was too late for her to go to a strange hotel, and that sho must stay there that night, after a moment’s thought she assented, and when the time arrived was accompanied to her chamber by Mrs. Hrnith, who afterward reported to her husband that Miss Howard's underwear was of superlative fineness and her diamonds worth at least ? 10,000, ami that she had handed her a poeketbook with her money to take care of. On examining this they were astonished to find that it contained thirty five SI,OOO bills, but not a card or anything to load to tho iilentity of the young lady. That night Mr. and Mrs. Smith discussed what bad better la) done in the case, but the only conclusion arrived at was that they would not let her depart next day, or after if they could pre vent it, until they found out where she came from and who her friends were. The next day Mr. and Mrs. Smith were more charmed and interested in their guest Uian ever. Smith stayed at home all day U) see if in conversation he could elicit any thing that would be a clew as to her identity or where she came from, hut to uo avail. If a direct question was put to her she seemed pained, and answered that she had forgotten. When offered iier money t>ack she only laughed, anil said she did not want it. When Smith proposed to deposit it in bank she carelessly assented, and be has done so in her name. Then they proposed that she should make her home with them rather than go to a hotel, and she accepted as though it was a mat ter of course. Mrs. Smith had no chil dren and no family residing with her. Ail this was three months ago, and Miss Howard remains still with the Smiths. They have tried every means within their Sow er to find out who she is without success. lie has proved such an adilitiou to their happiness thatthev both hojie they will not find out, and they Lave long ceased to talk to her on the subject, as tiiey find it only troubles her, and causes the wandering of the mind, which comas at no other time. They will not hear, lior will she. of putting the case hi the bauds of the police, and es tiecially do they dread reporters, who, hav ing got, somehow, an inkling of tho story, are anxious to get more, but are repulsed at every return. Miss Howard’s baggage has never been found, though every exer tion has been made, and there is no doubt that she hail it, so that an entire new ward robe has been Ixrnght for lier. It is lielieved by Mr. and Mrs. Smith that Howard is u t her true name, but whenever she is approached ou that subject she bursts into a violent flood of tears, and seems as fully distressed. At all other times she is exceptionally happy and amicable. So far the mystery is just as much a mys tery as it was on the first day of her com ing. I. W. Watson. tPRICEftIOA YEAH t t SCENTS A COPY, l* FORCE, DI.OODAM) BOMBS A POLICE CAPTAIN THREATENED BY ANARCHISTS. A Complaint Against the Proprietor of a House Where the Anarchists of Newark Meet Provokes a Threaten ing Letter The Officer Bound to Do His Duty Despite the Epistle. Newark, N, J., Nov. 19.—Capt. Charles Glori, of the Fourth police precinct, who last Wur.day complained of Edward Willnvs for keeping a disorderly house, in that b* (Willais) allowed a meeting of Anarchist* in his place last Sunday, to-day received the following letter written in German: City or Newark, Not. 18, 1887 Capt. Otow: Your last, days have come We, the American Nihilists of this ill governed city. have resolved that you and your aides 'he enemies of the worltina class, the Excise Com ■ missionei-s, the capitalistic press. Jay Gould* unit monopolists have only a short time left before we end their miserable ex istenoe. That, your bloodhounds have murdered our good comrades and defend ers of the working class m (:hicagoha strmgih - ened our cause, for you can murder and bang us all, but you cannot murder and bang tbit great principles of. anarchy Before we die our cncmies/wlll find that they have thousands of determined men and women to deal wlh who will not stop nor tern until they have rid this city, with the aid of i *•' bomb*, of this rupitaiistic vermin. We will blow you and your bos. which you call a prison, so high in the air that nothing more will ever be seen of you. Jf Ibis is no fiee country, -ve -'lll make it free by force, bombs and blood Us warn you not to interfere with our meetings again, liecanse Ixunbs are easily throw n and ba\e great strength. You are the first upon whom we seek revenge Beware, your life ns brief. By the blood of the committee. Americas Nihilists When questioned about the above. Capt Glorf said t hat tho moment a move wet made against any one, be would arrest all the Anarchist* in the city. W Hints had bis place open to-day, L*it was not selling beer. It is probable that another meeting of An archists will be held there to morrow after uoon, RIVALRY OF MAGAZINES. Some of Thom are Enjoying an Amaz ing Amount of Prosp rity. New York, Nov. 19.—Tho rivalry among the magazines of New York is hardly less than among the daily papers, though, of course, far less obtrusive. Before the war wo had only two monthlies in this city. Harper's and I‘utna.m's. The last named, I think was buried long ago. But now m order to keep the rim of things in that hne, we must buy at least four times as many on the first of every month. We have the old North American, which was brought here from Boston; and vvo have the Cosmopolitan, which was brought here from Buffalo; and we have tbe American, wliieb was bn night over from Brooklyn. We have the Forum, and the Century, and the Fopular Science, and Harper's, an t Scriliner's, not to sjieak of DcmorcsVs ar.d the Fhrenoloejical and others tliat are de voted to special lines of activity. In tbe magazine field New York is to the United States what London is to England—the only place where they flourish in luxuriance. Boston ha* but one literary monthly, tbe old Atlantic; Philadelphia hut one, lAppin cott's; and as for Chicago, Cincinnati, St. liOiiis, San Francisco and New Orleans, all effort* to establish such periodicals in them have turned out failiu es. Nearly all of these New York magazine* are enjoying an amazing measure of pro* perity. The older ones, like Warper’s and tho North American, notwithstanding tbs appearance of energetic rival*, circulatefer more extensively than they did a few years ago. The t'c alary is a marvel of success and the newer venture* areboastiugof their strides toward the front ranks. The three which have lsr-> transplanted from other cities to New Yrk. have found the advan tage of the change, especially the .\urth American. which, though but a withered stalk in Boston, is now rich with tiie green leaves of anew life. The rivalry between the magazines of New York is very great at present. Their market is the whole country. Their reve nues increase with the growth of intelli gence. As their success depends on tbe quality and attractiveness and their con tents, there is intellectual as well a ; bun iicks rivalry, and the extent to wbic i this is earned may be seen in the flamboyant promises of the advertisements which thev are issuing at this season of tue year. Famous names are herulded abroad by the publishers, and moving or taking themes or fascinating romances or charming illustrations, are put in competition with others of the kind until one is almost bewildered by the spec tacle. All this furnishes opportunity for competent writers in every field of letters, and it is certain that never before were the Aponings bo gnat for such writers in our country. Young literary aspirants are always assuring each other that there is no chance for genius nowadays, but they can learn in the office of every magazine that the competition to secure “genius” is active ly pursued the whole year round. The influence of tbe'Xew York magazines upon the literary and artistic culture of the country is very great., and it is a matter of pride that tho character of all of makes them worthy of their fortunes. John Swintok. A VIBIT TO MRB. POLK. The Other Work of tbe W. C. T. V. Convention. Nashvii.le, Ten.v., Nov. 19.—8 y invita tion of Mrs. President Polk, a delegation of 100 national officers and representatives of the State Woman's Christian Temperance Unions visited tho ex-President's mansion at noon to-day and were each introduced to the venerable and distinguished lady. She had a kind word of greeting for all, and sent a message to the convention of the great pleasure it was to meet the Woman’s Chris tian Temperance Union. Resolutions were passed supporting the Blair educational bill; protestmg against personalities iu politics; urging a temper ance attorney at Washington to look after their interests; vigilance in tbe preserva tion of tho Christian Sabbath, and urging men to sustain such laws by their votes; equal suffrage; scientific temperance instruction; iu indorsement of Mrs. Mary H. Hunt's work among the colored people, and reaffirmation of former resolutions re garding the Prohibition party. Striking Printers Surrender. Rochester, N. Y.. Nov. 10.—The strik ing compositors of the city newspaper and job offices last night declared the strike off. This morning a number of strikers applied for work a* individuals, and where there were empty cases they wore hired.. Com petent compositor* taken in during tbe strike will not be discharged to make room for strikers. A Strike Settled. Wilkksbarre, Pa., Nov. 19.— Therainers and laborers of Mosiev Colliery at Pittston, wlio have been on a strike for somodays past for uu advance in wage*, will return to work on Monday. Tho operators and strikers met this evening, and an amicable adjustment of the differences was agreed upon.