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\ J. H. EbTILL, Euitur ana Proprietor, f CULP OfF_ON_UIL RATES. IT IS FOLLY TO BE WISE WHERE IGNORANCE IS BLIS.v. Lame Excuses Given to the Commis sioner for Apparent Discrepancies in His Statements—The Rate on 0:1 in Barrels More than Double that in Tanks. Washington, Nov. 23.—The examina tion of J. M. Culp, General Freight Agent of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, was continued before the Interstate Com mission this morning, in connection with the Standard Oil cases. The witness hesi tated a great deal in giving his testimony, and showed in many respects lack of knowl edge of rates and other matters in his department about which he was questioned. In explanation, or ns he termed it, in jus tice to himself he finally said that the chief man in his office was in ill health aud that he [witness] had taken steps to have all matters respecting the arrangement and publication of rates made clear. He averred, with emphasis, that there was no purpose oa the part of his company to con ceal anything. i'JU.vrWJ TARIFFS A IILIXD. The chairman questioned the witness for half an hour respecting the printed tariff sheet issued by the wituess, giving among other information rates upon oil. The witness admitted that the actual oil rates were not those given on the sheet, but were special rates issued from time to time and posted in the station houses. The purpose of the chairman was to as certain how a shipper could learn from the company’s publications what were the actual rates upon oil. The \v itness replied at great length but failed to make the matter clear to any one. The chairman finally advised the witness to take counsel with the attorney of his road as to whether hi was complying with the fifth section of the interstate commerce law respecting the publication of rates and the filing of copies with the commission. THE TANKS OWNED BY THE ROA If. The witness promised, effusively, that the matter should receive his earliest attention when he got home. It was developed that the witness’ road 'owned the forty six cars upon which the Standard Oil Com pany had placed tanks. These cars were not open fqr the use of any other than the Standard Oil Company. If was further developed that since April 5. the witness had refused to give Mr. Hide (the*complainant) any rates upon oil from Louisville to Nashville, and Louisville to Montgomery, despite repeated applications by letter; but had invariably referred Mr. Rice to the agent of a connecting line at Cincinnati, and bad at times accompanied t his reference with some rather forcible ex pressions of opinion CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP. Following this the witness said, in reply to an inquiry, that the rates had never been $1 30 per barrel upon oil from Cincinnati to Nashville. Thereupon the counsel produced a letter from Bront Arnold, Cincinnati agent, to whom the witness re ferred Mr. ltice, which letter, dated May 17, quoted rates from Cincinnati to Louisville at $1 30, and another of simi lar purport dated Sept. 1. The witness thought the first a mistake, but on the pro duction of the second he assumed that the rate quoted was based upon the local rate of 40c. from Cincinnati to Louisville and the balance from Louisville to Nashville. The rates given the Standard Oil Company were 25c a hundred pounds, a barrel being reckoned at 375 pounds. A REMARKABLE DISCREPANCY. The afternoon session of the commission was consumed in the examination of H. Colebran, General Freight Agent of the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway. The gist of the direct examina tion was embodied in a query by Commis sioner Walker, who, calling attention to the witness’ admission that the rates upon oil per 100 pounds wore 50c. in barrels and 85c. when carried in tanks reckoning 24,000 pounds to the tank car asked if the witless wished to offer any thing in explanation of this great dis parity. The witness replied in the negative—noth ing beyond what he had already said in justification of lower rates upon tank oil. The Commissioner asked it the disparity would not be still greater when, as usual, I the tank car held more than 24,000 pounds, to which the witness replied in the afiirma tive. OPEN TO ALL. The witness averred that tank and barrel rates were open alike to Mr. Rice, the I (standard Oil Company and all other shlp- I pere. He, however, admitted as a matter of I fact that tiie tank rates were only made be- I tween points where tho Standard Oil Coin- I pany had their stationary tanks, because I not called for elsewhere. I On cross-examination by the attorneys of I the wituess’ road, the fact was brought out I that three tank cars of oil had been hauled I by the company for other shippers than the I Standard Oil Company, two of them being I lor Mr. Rice, tho complainant. Further I hearing is adjourned till Friday. I Randall and tho Chairmanship. I Washington, Nov. 33.—Representative ■ Samuel J, Randall is very anxious to be re- I appointed Chairman of the Committee on ■ Appropriations. lie came down here to-day ■to see about it. Alexander K. McClure ■ came also. It. is understood that Mr. Mc ■Clure, on Mr. Randall’s behalf, made an un ■ successful effort this evening to ascertain ■ what Speaker Carlisle is going to do about ■ it. The Speaker is non-committal on the ■ subject. | To Cruise on Dangerous Coa3ts. Washington, Nov. 83, —The President ■to-day approved the recommendation of tho ■Secretary of tiie Treasury that the revenue ■marine vessels Gallatin, Hamilton, Dallas, ■Woodbury, Dexter, Colfax, Ewing and ■Grant cruise in the vicinity of dangerous Breasts during the winter for the purpose of ■rendering assistance to vessels in distress. ■ President and Cardinal. ■ Washington, Nov. 23.— Cardinal Gib- Bo ns made a short, visit to the President at Bhe White House this afternoon. He was Bneoinmnied by Marshal Wilson. Acting Secretary Thompson was present during a Bwrtion of tho visit and had a pleasant chat Bvitli the Cardinal. S Challenged to Fight a Duel. I Lynchburg, Va.. Nov. 23.—A Peeris- Bmrgh special tothoEvening advance says: ■ A clue lunge to light a duel passu 1 between ■l l ci. W. A. French and W. K, Mattdews, Bditor of the Virginian, last Friday. They Biuvo been arrested and bound over to keep Bhe peace in the sum of $4,000 each. B Death of a Surgeon. I Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 23.—Theodore Hh Varick, an eminent surgeon and author medical and surgical works, died this of paralysis of the heart. Ho was known to the profession in all sections the country and had read manv papers State and national assemblies oi medical Bui. • FIRING AT THIBODEAUX. Six Colored Men Killed and Five Wounded in the Melee. New Orleans, Nov. 23. —The Timea- Demoerat'a Thibodeaux, La., special says: “About 5 o’clock this morning some negroes fired from ambush upon our citizen pickets who were doing guard duty for the protec tion of tbo town against the idle negroes that have flocked here from the plantations. Joliu J. Gorman was wounded over the left eve and Henry Mulaison in the thigh. The guns handled by the negroes were loaded with slugs, not bullets. Thisaroused the anger of the citizens, and they started out and killed six and wounded five of the ringleaders. The town is considerably agi tated anil under a citizen patrol.” A STATEMENT. The following statement concerning the affair explains itself: Thibodeaux, La.. Nov. 23. 1887. Our labor troubles had about ceased, when on Tuesday afternoon the people of this town were pliably informed that an attaek would be made upon the town that night. To prevent any trouble a strong guard of deputy sheriffs was posted at all the approaches. They went again fired upon from ambush and then returned the fire by a general fusilade, which wns kept up until the rioters were dis persed. Some six rioters are known to have been killed and as many more wounded. None of the other guards of the tow n were injured except those above mentioned. Our people are determined to preserve the peace. The polic'd and all good citizens are in perfect accord. The above facts are gained from reliable sources. TWO MORE OUABDS WOUNDED. At 7 o'clock in the morning two guards, John J. Gorman and Henry Male is on, two of the most respectable and esteemed young men of our town, were shol from ambush and seriously wounded. Two of their friends rushed to their assistance, and while they were attempting to relieve their wounded comrades th*v were also fired upou from ambush. Luckily they were not harmed. A fearful state of excitement arose, and the armed guard of the town rushed to the scene of action. Ci.ay Knohlack, Lieutenant Governor. Taylor Beattie, Judge. T. T. Thibodeaux, Sheriff. S. M. Moore, Mayor. The States' correspondent at Thibodeaux says: The casualties so far are sufficiently numer ous, but t hore is a feeling among the best citizens that the worst is over, that the passions aroused by the utterances of the NevvOrt ans Communist s so-called friends of labor Uave been stilled and that no more blood will be shed or more lives lost. The feeling against thesa> New Orleans Communists is very strong, and on every side their conduct is denounced in most unmeasured terms. RESULIS OF THE ELECTIONS. Virginia’s Democratic Majority on a Popular Vote Nearly 0,000. Richmond, Va., Nov. 23. —Dr. J. D. Pen dleton, Clerk of the State Senate, who has been figuring for several hours to-day upon the official returns of the recent election for members of the Legislature as received by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, fur nishes the following figures (leaving out the county of Nansemond, from which there aro two returns) •. Total Democratic vote 110,555; total Republican vote 116,940; Democratic majority in the State on the popular voce 2,015. The first return from Nansemond gives a Republican majority of 359, leaving a net Democratit majority of 2,256. In tno counties of Amelia, Gre'ens villo, Nottoway, Stafford and Sussex there were no Democratic nominees for the House of Delegates, and consequently no Democratic vote was polled. These counties gave Gov. Lee, 3,352 votes. Clark county had no Republican nominee for the House, but polled 81 votes for the Republican Senator. This indicates that had the five counties named, polled their Democratic vote, the Democratic ma jority in tho State would have been about 5,500. EX-SENATOR JONES PENNILESS. He is Practically a Beg-gar op the Street and a Mental Wreck. Chicago, Nov. 23. —A Daily News special from Detroit, Mich., says: It became known for the first time yesterday to a few persons that ex-Uuitcd States Senator Charles F. Jones, of Florida, who has, for some unexplained reason, sojourned in De troit for two years past, is practically a beggar upon the streets, and but for the charity of friends w ould lie without food or shelter. When Mr. Jones came to Detroit he was very free with his money and gave lavishly to benevolent purposes. He boarded at the best hotel until a few months ago. when he was unable to pay bis bills. Hu then wont to a cheaper house, and last night his room was locked on him and ha slept on the floor in the hall. He was observed by a man whom ho had be friended in liis better days and has been taken to the man’s home. Mr. Jones is al most a men al wreck. He is pursued with the idea that some enemies, whom he never names, arc following him and that he will yet “down them.” HANGED AND SHOT. Maryland Avengers Take a Black Rav i3her Out of Jail. Frederick, Md., Nov. 23.—John H. Bigus (colored), charged with a felonious assault on Mrs. Yeakle, an aged white woman, on Friday last, was taken from jail at 1:30 o'clock this morning and hanged to a tree about a quarter of a mile from the prison. Bigus declared his innocence and said Joe Hall, another colored man, was the per etrator of the assault. The Sheriff de nied admission to the masked lynchers, who buttered down tho doors anil took their victim from his cell. When the place of 1 execution was reached liigus asked to be permitted to pray, which was granted him. After he was drawn up to the limb of a tree three pistol shots were tired into his body. TEEM SR ANSWERS BUBEAR. He Will Row Him Four Miles for $2,500 a Side. Boston, Nov. 23.—John Teemer makes the follow reply to Bubear’s challenge: “I will row Bubear a sculler’s race over the Thames champ .nionship course or any other good'course in England, or over any three or four-mile course in the United States for $2,500 a side. If the race is to be rowed in England I shall ask $260 for expenses; if in the United States l will allow him *250 for expenses. 1 will not row for less than the amount I have stated, and as soon as 1 get word from abroad I will be prepared to start for England.” NATURAL GAS EXPLODES. Three Company Officials Seriously In jured at Beaver. Beaver, Fa., Nov. 25.—While examin ing a natural gius regulator here last night, Henry Camp, the Heat and Light Compa ny's Superintendent, H. 15.I 5 . Brown, its Sec retary, and James H. Cunningham, a direc tor were dangerously injured by ail explo sion. One of the men struck a match to see the gauge, unconscious of a leak. Gas had accumulated m tne box over the regulator, and it was ignited by the match. Two of j the men a(B* in a serious condition and will j probably die. SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1887. HERR MOST'S CRYTO ARMS. A JURY OBTAINED TO DECIDE HOW TO MUZZLE HIM. Mr. Nicoll Explains the Clause of the Penal Code Which Defines that Lib erty of Speech Does Not Mean Li cense to Incite Mobs to Bloodshed. Nkw York, Nov. 23.— The work of get ting a jury for the trial of John Most, the Anarchist, wns continued to-day. The court room was filled with interested spec tators. The eleven jurors obtained yester day were in their seats. Patrick Hall, a real estate broker, took the twelfth seat. Juror No. 3, pawnbroker Fox, was ex cused, and Samuel Wormser, took his place. Juror No. 2, liquor dealer Carroll, was excused and John L. Ridgman, grocer was chosen. Both sides announced their satisfaction with the jury, which was immediately sworn. Assistant District Attorney Nicoll opened the case for the people. The language that tho prosecution will endeavor to prove Most used is this: “Every person concerned in that tragedy [the hanging of the Chicago Anarchists] from beginning to end is marked for extinction. Revolution is at hand." [A voice here cried, “Why not begin to-night?”] “Again I say, arm yourselves for revolution. Your arm is the bomb, stronger than the Gatling gun or other weapons. It. kills fifty at once. Grinnell shall be the first, then comes Gary, the Judges of the 'Supreme Court of Illinois and the Judges of the United States Supreme Court, and let not Oglesby think he will escape because he commuted two of them.” CLAUSE OP THE CODE. Mr. Nicoll told the jury that the clause of the penal code, under which the indictment was brought, provided that any assembly of three or more persons at which was tbreat ened any unlawful act was an unlawful as sembly, and the participants were guilty of a misdemeanor. There would doubtless be a great deal said about the constitution and free speech, but the same constitution provided that abuse of free speech should be punished. Mr. Nicoll said his witnesses were Detectives Sachs, Roth and Samuel Dreyfuss, a reporter for the City Press Association, all of whom under stood German and had made notes of the meeting. Col. Fellows will sum up for tho prosecu tion. Detective Rotb was first to take the wituess stand. He told how lie aud his brother officer were present at the meeting in disguise, and gave a detailed account of what was said and done. John J. Sachs, another detective, corrob orated Roth in full. a reporter on the stand. Simon S. Dreyfuss, a reporter was next called and on metion of Mr. Howe, all the witnesses had to withdraw while his testi mony was taken. About seventy-five went out. This witness corroborated the other witnesses substantially. A man had sat next to him at tho meeting who jumped up saying “why notf to-day; we're ready.” Most concluded by saying: “1 am an Anarchist. Rise Anarchy, long may it live.” The witness thought it time to get out, which he did. He did not take notes be cause he did not want to be carried out dead. The wituess did not suffer much un der the severe cross-examination of Mr. Howe. Joseph C. Bruner, a detective, was called to testify concerning the book of Most’s, described as a manual of revolutionary war fare, to show what Most meant by the Anarchist’s weapon. The book could not bo allowed in evidence, so the witness was excused. Mr. Nicoll here rested. The court adjourned and the jury were allowed to go home to their Thanksgiving dinner. Most was placed in custody of his counsel. FIELDEN AND SCHWAB. Joliet, 111., Nov. 23.—Fielden and Schwab, the Anarchists, were, for the first time, visited by their wives at tho prison to day. The visitors were received in the wait ing room. Both prisoners donned citizen’s clothes, as is the custom when convicts re ceive relatives. Both men exhibitfd con siderable feeling. The meeting was affecting hut not demonstrative. SAWDUST TRAMPERS. Only Five Men Remain in the Race- Little wood Leads. Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 23. Strokel, Hart, Burns and Cox succumbed to-day to the rapid pace set in the go-as-you-please race. Strokel gave up at 4:30 o’clock this morning, with 180 miles to his credit. Burns quit at 7 o’clock this morning, with 197 miles. Hart, with a score of 208 miles, dropped out at 8:23 o’clock, and Cox retired at 11:30 o’clock this morning, with 202 miles to his credit. Following were the scores at 2 o’clock this evening of the five men re maining in tho race: Littlewood 804 Albert 272 4 Panchot 204 3 Noremac 255 2 F.lsou 245 11 Tho five men now in the race are doing good work, and the attendance to-night was as large as on the preceding nights. Little wood, the Englishman, still holds the lead, and his admirers are now confident t hat ho will finish at the top of the list. Tho an nouncement was made to-night that ho would endeavor to beat the record of 610 miles. There was no mate rial change in the relative positions of the contestants to-day, with the exception that the Englishman added about four miles to his lead over Albert, At 11 o’olock to-night the score stood: Mites. Imps. Littlewood 342 6 Albert 3ia Panchot 30U 10 Noremac 280 10 Elaou 279 CHICAGO’S GAS OCTOPUS. The Last Attempt to Make a Fight Stopped by a Purchase. Chicago, Nov. 23.—The Groat Gas Trust, which lately bought a controlling interest in all the gas companies of the city, is credit ed by a morning paper with having bought out the la t opponents who were fighting the Trust in the courts. The plaintiff was tho Hoffman estate of New York city, which owned 400 sliares of stock in the Chicago Gaslight and Coke Company, late vesterdav the attorneys representing the estate received a dispatch directing them to dismiss all the proceedings, as the estate had made satisfactory arrangements with the trust. It is not known as yet what the trust paid the Hoffman estate for the 400 sliares, or wbat inducements were held out to them to dro;> the suit. V hen the case came lief ore Judge Tulley this morning the attorneys for the plain tiffs moved to have it dismissed at their cost, and the court so ordered. This is the second time suits brought against the trust have come to naught. CANCEROUS FROM THE FIRST. Dr. Schmidt’s Report to the Medical Society of Berlin. Berlin, Nov. 23.—The National Zeituna says: “It is reported in medical circles that Dr. Virchow found no cancerous particles in the discharge from the growth in the Crown Prince’s throat. The portion sent to Dr. Virchow, however, was much shaken in transit.” Count Radolinski, Chamberlain of the Crown Prince, writes that the manifold proofs of sympathy which the Crown Prince lias received from all parts o£ Ger many, and from abroad, together with numerous kindly meant recommenda tions of remedies to cure his nmlady have deeply moved and re joiced his imperial highness. It is impossible, the Chamberlain says, to reply separately to the many letters and telegrams rereived, and the Prince, therefore, desires to give a general expression of his thanks for the sympathy extended to him. A dispatch trom San Memo says the Crown Prince’s voice continues very hoarse. Dr. Bramann takes no part in the medical treatment of the patient, which is still entrusted to Dr. Howell. Dr. Bramann, however, will remain at San Remo in order to be ready at any moment to perform a surgical operation in case dangerous in flammatory action renders such a course necessary. A REPORT TO A SOCIETY. Dr. Schmidt, in a report to the Medical Society of Borlin ou the case.of the Crown Prince, says: Dr. Gerhardt was first consulted March 6. Afterward, by two operations, he re moved a tumor from tho loft vocal chord. He then intimated to Dr. Wagoner and Dr. Orth, of Eras, his fears that a cancer ex isted. The sojourn of the Crown Prince at Eras was considered merely probationary, the object being to ascertain whether the swelling was benign or malignant. On June 18, Dr. Landgraf discovered a swelling in the larynx. On July 1 another swelling was observed, situatod on the posterior wall of the larynx, with a strong outgrowth toward the left vocal chord. On Aug. 8 Dr. Mackenzie undertook to eradicate the swelling. After his operations the Crown Prince went to Braemar. The German doctors, for whom no accom modation was provided at Braemar, were not admitted to make a further examina tion until Aug. 23. The left vocal chord then showed several pointed excroscfenees, which Dr. Mackenzie assumed to he the result of his operations. On Sept. 1 the German doctors left. In conclusion Dr. Schmidt declares that “cancerous infiltration has existed from tho very begining below the left voealschord. This caused the irritation which produced the papillary growths on the chord. About the removal of these, the public is fully in formed.” A RIVER STEAMER BURNED. Two Men, 4,500 Bales of Cotton, and Seven Horses Burned. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 23.—1 tis rumored that the steamer Charles P. Chouteau, which left here Saturday for New Orleans, burned this morning near Vicksburg. She had over 4,500 bales of cotton aboard. In addition to the cotton there was on board 4,000 sacks of oil cake. She was about to back out from the land ing when the fire was discovered among the cotton. The lost were a German deck passenger, and a negro named Jenkins who was one of her firemen. Seven race horses that were on board were burned. The passengers lost nearly all their clothes. When the alarm was sounded the crew of the Steamer made a gallant attempt to ex tinguish the flames, but tiny had gained too great headway. The fire occured yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Had it not been discovered until after the boat bad left the landing nearly all on board would have perished. OUT OF A RECEIVER'S HANDS. The Reading and Other Railroads Free to Go it Alone. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 23.—George B. Koercher and Samuel Dickinson, of Pliiln delphia, to-day appeared before Judge McKennan and mado application for the removal of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company, Jersey Central Rai 1- road Company and New York and Phila delphia Railroad Company from the hands of the receiver. The application was unop posed, all of the parties interested having at last agreed to act in harmony. The Judge at once made out the necessary orders, the effect of which will be to remove all the legal entanglements which have surrounded these companies and leave them free in the hands of Austin Corbin and his associates. FOREST FIRES. Charleston, W. Va., Under a Dense Cloud of Smoke. Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 23.—Forest fires have broken out again in this section, and are doing much damage in destroying fences, hay and other crops. The fires have approached to within a quarter of a mile of the city on the northeast side. The atmos phere is thick with smoke, and the sun has for several days appeared as in an eclipse. The leaves and brush aro very dry, owing to the fact that there has been no rain for several months. IN AN ELEPHANT’S STOMACH. Three Dollars In Pennies and a Mis cellaneous Collection Found. Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 23.—Prof. Se quin and Dr. Godfrey dissected the carcass of the elephant Albyo, that was burned in Sunday’s fire at Bamum & Bailey’s winter quarters. In the stomach was found over 300 pennies, part of a pocket knife, four cane ferules, a piece of lead pipe, and some peb bles. Mr. Bamum has offered a reward of SI,OOO for information that will lead to the capture of the incendiary. An Insurance Company in Trouble. New Orleans, Nov. 23.—The German American Insurance Company to-day fiied a petition in the Civil District Court pray ing for the forfeiture of its charter, the cause assigned being the failure of Funk & Cos., of Kentucky, the company’s largest corres pondent. Lace Dealers Assign. New York, Nov. 23.—lawson & Green, dealers In laces at No. 53 White street, made an assignment to-day. Their liabilities aro $43,292. the nominal assets $61,906, and the actual assets $30,77,5. Clothiers Fail at Mobile. Mobile, Ala., Nov. 23.—Marx Bros., clothiers of this city, failed to-day. Tbelr liabilities, so far as known, are SIO,OOO, with assets of about the some amount. LEFT NAKED IN HIS CELL TULLAMORE OFFICIALS STRIP MR. MANDEVILLE. He Still Refuses to Don Prison Clothes —A Warrant Issued for John Dillon’s Arrest—Messrs. Parnell and Thomas Power O’Connor Summoned as Wit nesses in Mr. O'Donnell’s Libel Suit. Dublin, Nov. 28. —The Evening Tele graph says: “A warrant, has been issued for the arrest of Mr. John Dillon, anywhere in Great Britain.” The Repress says: “Frank Hugh O’Don nell, ox-Vire President of the Home Rule Confederation, has caused subpoenas to be issued for Messrs. Parnell and Thomas Power O’Connor, as witnesses in his suit against the London Times for £50,000 dam ages for libel in charging him with being connected with the Phoenix Park murders.” The Express also says: “Mr O’Donnol has notified Mr. O’Connor to produce the minute hooks and ledgers of tho Home Rule Federation and National League in his pos session, particularly those covering time spent by Mr. Parnell in Kilmainham jail. The Parnellites are furious. Mr. Parnell had, three months ago, resolved to cross the sea in November in order to avoid being placed in the witness box." The Belfast News Letter (a Tory organ) says Mr. Balfour will bo government leader in the House of Commons at the next ses sion of Parliament, and that Aslimead Bart lett will succeed him as Chief Secretary for lrelaud. MANDEVILLE NAKED. Warders to-day entered the cell in Tulla moro in which John Mandeville is confined, violently stripped him of his clothing and left him entirely naked. Mr. Mandeville still persists that he will not wear the prison uniform. midwife dillon’b suit. The action brought by Mrs. Margaret, Dillon, a midwife of Aughercian, in county Galway, against. Mr. Balfour, Chief Secre tary for Ireland, has bet'll set a-ide with costs. The plaintiff alleged that Mr. Bal four had caused to be published in various journals a statement that tho plaintiff had refused to attend a woman because she was the wife of a man who had worked for a boycotted person. On tho part of the defense it was claimed that Mr. Balfour had made the statement referred to in the course of a de bate in the House ff Commons, that the words hud been uttered without malice, and that Mr. Balfour was not responsible for the publication of the statement in the newspapers, SALISBURY AT THE CONFERENCE. London, Nov. 28.—1n a speech at the meeting of the National Union of Conserv atives at Oxford to-day, Lord Salisbury said he saw in the success of the conference the happiest augury for the future. The information from Scotland showed that the calm sense of the Scotch would not sanction any scheme endangering the integrity of the empire. He acknowledged the generous and unstinted hope of the Liberal Unionists, and de declared that so long as their support was assured the country would rest in peace, se cure from the assaults of the party of disor der. At the evening conference l.<ord Salis bury said he would not renew discussion of the question whether homo rule would be established or not. The author of the pro ,posal had withdrawn his measure. It would pass the wit of man to produce a home rule scheme which would lie pleasing to both Mr. Trevelyan and Michael Davitt. OBSTRUCTIONISTS DEFIED. The coming session of Parliament would bo devoted more to measures that would satisfy the pressing wants of Englaud. Re form of local government wns long needed in England, and tho government hoped to carry a measure that would meet the wants of the country. He did not intend until there was a manifest change in Ireland to propose increased [lowers of local govern ment there. Obstruction had been threat ened to everything that might be proposed in Parliament until the demands of the Home Rulers hail been granted. Tho government were prepared to face obstruction, Kbe present system of procedure was not enough. Drastic reforms were required to prevent wanton waste of public time. He hoped the effect of the-e measures would be the restoration of the character and usefulness of the House. The question of the regulation of the liquor traffic, he continued, would have a foremost place in the government bill He was in favor of liberty in that traffic so far as was consistent with social order. OPPOSED TO CHURCH DISESTABLISHMENT. He said ho was strongly opposed to church disestablishment, trnt admitted that the government wore bound to reform the church by removing whatever evils were proved to exist. He premised a measure for the removal of the tithe charges from land. The state of agriculture, he said, was deplorable. Whatever measure of re lief might obtain general consent would receive the readiest consideration of the government. Kulemng to the Trafalgar square troubles, he said he regarded the meetings there as lawless demonstrations. They were the natural results of Mr. Gladstone’s words. Mr. Gladstone could not preach to an Irish mob to defy the luw without hav ing his advice applied in England as well. He [Salisbury] was convinced that the country would say with him that those claiming the right of public meeting were not privileged to convert it into tho right of making themselves public nuisances. Tlie government wore determined at all costs to maintain the supremacy of the law. [Cheers.] He could not understand what it was that excited the sympathy of English Liberals in the case of William O’Brien, who had broken the law and incited others to lawlessness. He did not fear that the attacks of the Liberal leaders on recognized principles of order would confuse the moral sense of the En glish nation. On the contrary, the substan tial effect would be to convince the public mind in favor of a policy win 4i vindicated law and order thoughout the kingdom. [Cheers]. Hir william Vernon Harcourt, speaking at Penrith this evening, asked whether Mr. Bright and the other Unionists were pre pared to march under the Conservative Protectionist flag. He said he believed the government would take I/jrd Randolph Churchill’s advice aud drop the land pur chase scheme. MANCHESTER’S MARTYRS. The Anniversary of Their Execution Celebrated. New York, Nov. 28.—The twentieth an niversary of tho execution of the Manches ter martyrs was celebrated in the large hall of Cooper Institute this evening. There were fully 2,509 men and women present. Patrick 8. Cassidy presided. The meeting was not as harmonious os had been ex pected, for on more than one oc casion the speaker* were hissed when thoy looked for cheers and encouragement. The labor question was the first splitting point. Tlie speakers alj took occasion to show their partiality for Henry George’s theories, and atone time it looked as though h small riot might t>e the result. This was when Richard Caff cry took occasion to de nounce in most heated terms Irishmen who had sold their countrymen at the last elec tion. PATRICK FORD DENOUNCED. He singled out Patrick Ford for a special denunciation, and became so bitter ns to pro voke protests from many in the audience. Several of those who protested were quickly put. out, and a company of the Sixty ninth regiment arose and left the place. The con fusion lasted several minutes, and while two men were bains' ejected by citizens and po lice, matters assumed a serious aspect. Another cause of dissension was . >r. Me- Glynn. The chairman, in introducing the doctor, said he was not responsible for the doctor’s theological opinions, and suid he would introduce him not os a clergyman, but as an Irishman. m’glynn’s srr.KCH. Dr. McQlynn spoke for over an hour. In the course of his remarks he said: This night a year ago I was in this hall, hut not on tins platform. I was in the audience with James Red path. There were ealla for us to go on the platform. Westnned toward the committee room to go there, but instead I darted for a way out, I did not dare to go ou tile platform for a man 5,000 miles away four or five years ago had sont word tc have that priest MoOlyiui forbidden to attend such meetings. 1 had been suspended liefore for speaking the truth about the accursed landlords and if F hud gone on this platform there the next day 1 should have been suspended again by a man in a marble palace a mile or so away, who, like myself, has an Irish name and who, 1 believe, is an American citizen, and in a short lime another letter would have come from Rome, siying. Ho! Hoi This priest. McGlynn, has been at it again, and I would have iieen in structed that 1 must not express sym|>athy for those who died that Ireland might lie free. I say these tilings to show that 1 sup pressed myself, ami in all possible ways sub mitted myself lo authority. But while it may tie right to keep silent, it is not rigid to retract truth once spokeu, 1 refused to do this, and then, thank Uod, 1 was emancipated. The doctor declared the righteousness of the doctrine of land reform, ami called tip on Irishmen to assert their natural right to associate and even to plead for liberty. He further besought them to pay no attention to the cause in matters of polities and to inform the Homan authorities that they hail no business with any such matters. Tlie manner in which Dr. Mciilynti referred to the Pope and ArchbishopCarrigan caused marked dissatisfaction, lint cheers gener ally drowned the hisses, and nt the close he was heartily applauded. Most of the other speakers also devoted more attention to the land theory than they did to Allen, Larkin, O’Brien and Barrett, the men whose martyrdom was being cele brated. CELEBRATION AT CHICAGO. Chicago, Nov. 23. — There was an audience of 3,0)0 at the Central Music Hall to-night to do honor to the three Irish patriots, who laid down their lives at Man chester twenty years ago. John Finerty presided. In concluding his speech, Mr. Finerty said: Let us send the tidings of honor we give these men across the waves to Ireland to peno t.raie the gloom dungeon of William Onrlen, ami may God speed the day when the fires of irish vengeance will rush ou England's tyranny like the fires of a million volcanoes. At this point while the three thousand listeners were in a tumult of enthusiasm Hon. John E. Fitzerald was introduced ns the orator of the evening. He said the spirit of the audience and the numbers present on such an occasion was proof that the Irish race was worthy of freedom. The glory of Ireland was not so much in her past as in the not distant future. In the nationalism of Ireland is the hope of their race, and ns a result of recent events, the demand for separation from En gland was stronger to-day than ever. To day the cry of the sons of Ireland, scattered 20,000,000 strong over the world, was the cry of that brave old rebel, John Mitchell: “We have not made peace with England, and we never shall.” The great audience wildly echoed “never." Mr. Fitzgerald concluded with a declaration that if the British government resolves up on desperate things, they must expect des perate measures in return. an anniversary celebration. Philadelphia, Nov. S3. —The seventieth anniversary of the martyrdom of the Irish patrio s, Allen, Larken and O’Brien, at Manchester, Eng., was commemorated with a public meeting at Industrial Hall to-night under the auspices of the Clan-im-Gael. Nearly 4,000 people were present. ' The ceremonies opened with instrumental and vocal music consisting of selections of American and Irish airs. The singing of va rious Irish sougs aroused great enthusiasm, and met with thunders of applause. Senator Riddleberger, of Virginia; the or ator of the evening, closed the ceremonies with a vigorous address, which was hearti ly applauded. The meeting was followed by a banquet tendered to Senator Riddleberger at Hotel Bellevue, which was attended by a number of leaders of the Irish societies. SINKING OF THE BCHOLTEN. 126 of the 214 Persons on Board Went to the Bottom. London, Nov. 23.-—At the inquest on the recovered bodies of victims of the W. A. Scholten disaster tho Rotterdam agent of the steamer testified that there were 214 persons aboard, of whom 89 were saved. Tho German steamer Leander, from Ca diz for Hamburg, struck the wreck of the Scholten lost evening arid was towed to Dover in a sinking condition. The channel has been crowded with ves sels for tho last few days. The wreck of tho Scholten lies directly in the path of traffic, and a special lightship has been sent to re place the improvised one placed over the wreck yesterday, which was defective. At tiie inquest to day a steerage passenger named Hughes stated that he was picked up by one of the Sc hoi ten's boats, which was not nearly full. The erew of the boat pulled away as soon as the steamer sank. The Hcholten’s crew were retarded in lowering the boats by the stiffness of the tackle, which lmd not been used in a long time. Forty-nine of the survivors have returned to Rotterdam. LONDON’S DYNAMITERS. Extraordinary Precautions at the Prison. London, Nov. 23.—Extraordinary pre cau lons have been taken to guard the dyna miters, Cailan and Harkins in prison. In the dust holes at Dalian's lodgings there has been found thirty pounds of dynamite of foreign make, and other explosive com pounds have been found buried in a neigh bor's garden. All the water closets, drams and other pipe* in Harkins' residence have been searched for explosives. The curiosity of the police was e : cited by the departure of a neighbor of Harkins for New York on the Monday following the Cailan arrest. Northern Pacific’s New Bonds. Nkw York, Nov. 23.—President Harris, of the Northern Pacillc railroad, has just closed negotiations witu August Belmont and Henry Villurd, representing a syndicate in which the Rothschilds and Deutsche Bank of Berlin are the principals, for the sale of W,00U,000 of third mortgage bonds, author ized at a special meeting of the stockholders of the Northern Pacific road. I PRICKRIO \ YEAH. ) 1 at t VI 8 A COP, . f FRANCE IN GREAT PERIL. THE COMMUNE MAY RAISE ITS HEAD AT ANY MOMENT. President Grevy Announces That He Will Resign Because it is Impossible to Govern the Country—He is Ex ceedingly Anxious to Stay in Office, However. Paris, Nov. 23.—1 tis reported that R. Ribot, member of the Chamlier of Deputies for the department, of Pas de Calais, will form h new Cabinet, among the mende rs of which will be M. Goblet and M. Dears. The Journal ties Pebats advocates awaiting the result of President Grevy's efforts to form a Cabinet, but says it is impossible not to sea the gravity presented by the prolonged un certainty, which offers a chance for the creation of a dictatorship or the outbreak of disorder. PRESIDENT GREVY to RESIGN. President Grevy to-day held a conference of two hours’ duration with M. Ferry and M. Ruynal. President Grevy fo-day informed M. Maret, Radical Member of the Chamber of Deputies, that he hail decided to resign. He said he would to-morrow ask M. Ribot to form a Ministry to superintend the meeting of the Congress of the Sen ate and Chamber of Deputies, which will select the new President. If M. Ribot should refuse to form a ministry, he will ask M. Goblet to do so. President Grevy further stated that ho will not quit bis post before issuing an address to the counrry, in which he will repudiate responsibility for the present state of affaire and declare' that his retirement is forced by the impossibility of governing the country. He will depart from the Presidency with the sincerest wishes for the future of the republic. OUEVY PLEADED FOR TIME. It is stated that during his interview with M. Maret to-day, President Grevy was greatly affected, and pleaded piteously for time. M. Maret. however, was obdurate. He said that too much time had been lost already, and that it was the duty of the President to resign immediately, and that he should send a messago to the Chamber not later than Saturday. It Is reported that M. Grevy worked at the message until a late hour to-night. A secret meeting, attended by Mons. Clemenceau, Oranet, 1 ockrr.y, Rochefort and others, was held to-night to discuss the question of a successor to M. Grevy. It is rumored that all tu military candidates wero rejected. Mine. Limouzin and M. Lorentz, who have become prominent in connection with the Caffarel scandal, to-dav opened the Cafe Etoile, on Rue Clielii. which they re cently purchased. Mine. Limousin, herself served customers at the counter, and a mixed crowd „of curious sightseers sur rounded the doors. Finally a disturbance arose in the cafe, a number of persons pro ceeding to demolish the chairs and tables. The police arrived and arrested the offenders, and thewfoors of the estab lishment were closed. RUSSIA TURNING AGAIN. Berlin, Nov. 23.—Business on the Boeree to-day was strong. Telegrams from Mos cow reporting a reaction against the French alliance, on account of the unstable political situation in France, together with a concur rent feeli: g in favor of Germany, assisted buoyancy. Russian securities advanced 1 per cent. RIBOT KNOWN IN CHICAGO. Chicago, Nov. 23.—Particular interest in the news that M. Ribot will probably form anew French Cabinet, is felt in Chicago. It arises from the fact that M. Riliot married a daughter of the late Isaac N. Burch, of this city, and was in Chicago but a few months ago to settle the claims of Mr. Burch’s second daughter, growing oat of the famous Burch divorce case. GERMANY AND RUSSIA. The Alleged Forging of Bismarck'S Name ho be Investigated. London, Nov. 23.—A dispatch from Ber lin states that the Public Prosecutor has been ordered to investigate the Cologne Gazelle's statement that the Czar had lieen deceived in regard to Germany’s policy by a forged letter puniorting to be from Prince Bismarck, but really the work of Orleanisfc intriguers. The Cologne Gazette's state ment has created the greatest sensation throughout Germany. It is also stated that the Czar had l'en led to believe by in terested part ies nt the German court that Emperor William had not always app.oved Prince Bismarck's policy. The Standard's Berlin correspondent say* that Emperor William at the Interview dis abused tho Czar of this idea. The North German Gazelle reproduces the Cologne Gazelle's revelations, but says it cannot guarantee their accuracy. Gen. Gourko’a Prophecy. Warsaw, Nov. 23.—At a military ban quet this evening Gen. Gourko, ic proposing n toast to his officers, said: “Unless the Almighty has allotted me a very brief span of life. It will not be long before I will again lead you to the field an 1 did a decade ago.” Government Telegraphy. Berlin, Nov. 23.—The German Union Telegraph Company announces that the government has offered to purchase the company's cable and other property. The directors of the company recommend that tho offer be accepted. A Russian Steamer Sunk- London, Nov. 23.—Advices received here state that two local Russian steamers, the Sleuim and Vesta, came into collision off t lie Crimean coast to-day, and that the Vesta was sunk and thirty-five of her crew drowned; ___________ lele of Lewis Crofters. London, Nov. 23.—A force of sixty ma rines has started for the Isle of Lewis to maintain order among the crofters there. An Attempt at Incendiarism. Bi.ackshear, Ga., Nov. 28. An unsu©. cessfnl attempt was made last night to burn the gin house of Capt. John M. Shaw. A trap door that opened under the gin house was raised, and a large pile of cotton, that had been run through the “whipper" yester day was lying a little to one side of this door. The partv fired this pile, thinking, no doubt, that it would burn just like lint, but was disappointed, as it only singed over and want out. Capt. Shaw doee a big busi ness in this line, and it would have been a serious loss to some farmers who had cotton in the house, as well as to Mr. Shaw, had tho attempt been successful. Damages Asked for a Killing. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 23.—A special to the Chronicle from Laurence, 8. C„ report* that an unusual action at law began there yesterday. Some tirno ago John N. Sheahan killed Rufus Bishop, and on the next term of court was acquitted. Yester day tho executors of the estate of Bishop filed a suit against Sheahan for $30,000 for tho killing, and an attachment was issued against Sheakau’s property.