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" J. H. Efel’lLL, Editor and Proprietor, f PRAISE FOR CLEVELAND THE BAY STATE’S TARIFF REFORM LEAGUE IN SESSION. Hon. James Russell Lowell Pays a High Tribute to the Pres dent for His Fearlessness and Honesty of Purpose - Senator Morgan on the Needs of the South. Boston, Dec-. 20. —The meeting and ban quet of the Massachusetts Tariff Reform League at the Hotel Brunswick to night was highly successful. There was presents large number of well known public men from Massachusetts and elsewhere. Among those present were James Russell Lowell, Congressman W. C. P. Breckinridge of Kentucky, W. L. Wilson, of West Virginia, and Sena tor John T. Morgan, of Alabama. Shortly tiefore 5 o’clock the guests and members be gan to arrive and at 5:45 o'clock the busi ness meeting of the league was held. Col. Charles R. Cod man preaided, and resolu tions indorsing the message of President Cleveland were unanimously adopted. The officers were then elected. It was 7 o’clock when the gentlemen, to the number of 312, were seated in the banquet hall, and Rev. James Freeman Clark, D. D., invoked the divine blessing. After the banquet James Russell Lowell rapped the meeting to order. In the course of his address Mr. Lowell was interrupted frequently by storms of applause. At his first reference to President'Cleveland, Dr. William Everett, Jr.,, proposed three cheers for President Cleveland, which were given with a will. MB. LOWELL’S SPEECH. Mr. Lowell, in his speech, said: “One, certainly, of the reasons that chiefly sug gested the opportuneness of our coming to gether hero ha 6 been the President’s mes sage at the opening of the present Congress. Personally, I confess that I feel myself strongly attracted to President Cleve land as the best representative of the higher typo of Americanism that we have seen since Lincoln was snatched from ns. But we are not here to thank him as the head of a party. We are here to felicitate each other that, the Presi dential chair has a man in it, and this means that every word he says is weighted with what he is. We are here to felicitate one another that this man' understands politics to mean business, not chicanery—plain speaking, not paltering with us in a double sense; that he has had the courage to tell the truth to the country without regard to personal or party conse quences, and thus to remind us that a coun try not worth telling the truth to is not worth living in—nay, deserves to have lies told it, and take the inevitable consequences in calamity. THE BROOM IN POLITICS. “Our politics call loudly for a broom. President Cleveland, I think, has found a broom and begun to ply it. But, gentle men, the President has set us as an example not only of courage, but of good sense and moderation. He has kept strictly to his text and purpose. He has shown ns that there was such a thing as being potocted too much, and that we had protected our shipping interests so effectually that they had ceased to need protection by ceasing to exist. In thus enlisting in the field of warning with his counsels he has done wisely, and we shall do wisely in fol lowing his example. His facts and his fig ures will work all the more effectually, but we must be patient with them and expect them to work slowly. Enormous interests are involved and are to be treated tenderly. ” Upon concluding bis speech, Mr. Lowel int roduced Hon. John T. Morgan, of Ala bama. SENATOR MORGAN’S SPEECH. The Senator said: “I believe we are now about to relieve our country of some of the fatuous enterprises wliich have injured her and crippled our wealth. To me it Is a pleas ant thing that the men of the South and North are to-day conferring ujxin a question which is of interest to all of us. we find now, and will find forever, that there is no sedate reason why the two sections should tie embroiled. Sec ional lines of distinction no longer exist and we are at last one people. I object to mat system which wrings money from the people to bestow it, upon jiolitical as pirants, bo they friends or otherwise. In the Senate I represent the most prominent, in degree of manufactures, of oil the Southern States and since our systems of labor has been changed this development of H resources has come to light. With those elements of natural wealth it may be sup posed that I would seek the aid of enter prise to assist them, but I have an idea that it ought not to depend on tJie idea of Con gress. I have an iilea that we ought to shake hands with God, who gives them, and not with Congress. The system of taxation for tariff has outgrown itself. The question ts, shall we cut down the revenue to our wants, or shall we keep this revenue year after year, or shall we dry up the source of this revenue and stop this wrong to the country? The men or the South are glad that the time lias arrived when a change to their interest will bo made, and now that Boston is awake the whole country will not dare to slumber.” MU BRECKJMUDGE HE ARD. Congressman Breckinridge of Kentucky was introduced, and after speaking of the grave importance of the tariff question, and pressing the need of Congressional action, said: “Protection is never healthy nor in the long run profitable, any more than the feverish strength and restlessness produced tiy a stimulant is an evidence of health. Tie r ates of taxation are unequal, find hurtful to the mass of those employed in industries professedly sought to be protected, and so far as taxation "ts concerned, is unnecessary for the neces sities of the government economically administered, it is unjustly imposed and illegally gathered from the people. The reduction of taxation and ties revision of the iarilf, to which both great political parties are pledged, must be made gradu ally and cautiously, with constant remem brance that systems lour established cannot l>c readily changed, and that; grave practi cal difficulties lie in the path of any reform Jn the nature of the care all protective tai iff-j must have an element of instability and uncertainty. There are few to whom this system is, indeed, a bonanza. To all it is an injury and wrong.” Hon. George M. Stearns followed in a Rpooch full of humor in which be advocated tariff reform. Col. Charles R. Codman. Congressman Wilson of West Virginia and Congressman Rogers of Arkansas, I>r. William Everett end W. H. Clifford of Portland followed in brief addresses. It was past midnight when the gathering broke up. A DEMOCRATIC BANQUET. The Harlem Club the First In Line For 1880. New York, Dec. lib. —The Hariem Demo cratic Club gave, a dinner to 175 lights of Detncoracy in the hall of their club house this veiling, it is considered the opening gun of the coming Presidential canvass, ino motto of the club is: “Frist in line for He ffotogl 188S.” It was not until 9:20 o'clock that Gov. Hill, delayed by a train ar,d not fcel ingj well, arrived. As soon as he appeared toe Bhail re-echoed with cheers sent up in his (honor, and the band struck up, “Hail to the Chief/' He was escorted to a seat on the right of J. R. Mc- Nulty. President of the club. Among those "present were William B. Grace, Charles A. Dana, editor of the Sun: Senators A. P. Gorman and J. R. Vance, Representative T. J. Campbell, Judge Van Haisen, Judge Truax, Randolph B. Martine, Jordan L. Mott and Ros veil P. Flower. The flrst toast was to President Cleveland. CLEVELAND’S REGRETS. The letter of regrets from President Cleveland was then read, running as fol lows: Executive Mansion, I Washington, D. C., Dec. 1~, 1887.) Hon. Charles IV. Dayton, Chairman, etc.: Mv Dear Sir: I regret that the exactions of public duty here will not permit my accept ance of the invitation just received to attend the banquet of the llarlem Democru'ic Club on the :7.lthhist. I hope, however, that the occa sion will prove a pleasant and profitable one to those present ana that It may serve to keep alive the interests of the club in Democratic principles and intensify the zeal of its members in their efforts for Democratic success. Yours very truly, Ghover Cleveland. GOV. HILL’S SrEECH. Gov. Hill was then introduced and re sponded to the toast, “The Empire State of the Union.” He spoke briefly, saying the State of New York speaks for itself. It needs no response. During the last few years it has spoken at every election in favor of Democratic rule. I want to say to our friends from other States, that the State of New York, like the Harlem Democratic Club, will be the flrst in line in 1888. I need not allude to the many excellent acts of President Cleveland’s administration; sutlice it to say that his administration has met the expecta tions of the country. New York State is prosperous because it enjoys Democratic rule. Kon. William R. Grace then responded to the “City of New York, the metropolis of America” Senator Vance responded to “The union of the States, indivisible forever.” He was quite willing to respond to the sentiment. It was the sentiment of not only his own State, but of all those so lately in arms against the Union. NOT HARMED BY THE UNION. “Union never did us any harm,” said he, “and of the Union itself we never com plained. * * * It was only when a ma jority in the name of the whole undertook, as we thought, to injure ami oppress the minority that we resisted. Even then we did not hate the Union as it should be, but only unjust, unfraternnl and unlaw ful uses which were being made of its powers by an irresponsible majority. Now that the causes which induced our alienation have passed away, no matter how, or by what means, we have recognized the inevitable and resumed that ancient love of the Union which theslnugh ter of our sons and the desolation of our homes only suspended, and could not de stroy. We have not yet attained the best results of the Union —perfect union. Whose fault it may be I will not dare say, but th fact remains that one portion of thine states continues to claim the right to interfere in their domestic affairs in ways most illegal and mast offensive. So long as this con tinues real union cannot come and is not to be looked for.” GOVERNMENT BY PARTY. Hon. Arthur P. Gorman then responded tothetoast: “Government by party is es sential to free institutions.” He said: “I have no doubt that loyal Democrats will take note of this club’s example and follow it. If such action is taken, and perfect or ganization is effected the moment the National Convention nominates our candidate for President, we will bo prepared to begin the contest or make the fight in that orderly and system atic way peculiar to the American people. Never was there a Darty that could safely ignore promises solemnly made to the peo ple, who, trusting in party faith, warmly gave their support. The issues in 1888 will be in the main the same as those of 1884. The great point of to-day is how to dispose of our surplus, revenue coming from the people by excessive taxa tion, and how to prevent its accumulation hereafter. The attempt of the Republicans to frighten capital invested in indus tries by the cry of “free trade” will not pre vail. .Success’m 1888 can only be had by complete organization.” Charles A. Dana then responded to “The Press.” He said: “The press is generally spoken of as a political and social power. It is when it publishes the will ot the peonK W lieu it does not 1 do not! >elie ve it na- any power. It is the most democratic of all powers. While it was necessary that the Woiith should be put down, it hs a melancholy' fact, tliat the principle of State rights was in great meas ire also put down. There can b no self government without State rights 1 The great duty of the people is restoraruii of State rights to the predominance itfonavrly possessed. That is the great priueipldund object, in my opinion, of the DemocLtic party. I think the press will work for this. We need have no fear of the future.” j COREA’S EMBASSY. List of the Members Who Have Jiist Reached This Country. Washington, Dec. 29.—The Secretary if State has been informed of the departure for the United States of theCorean Embassy, which loft Kanagawa, Japan, per Vie steamship City of Rio de Janeiro on ie Dec. 20. The embassy is comjiosed L follow-: Mr. Pak Chun, Minister PleniA,. tentiary: Mr. Yi Wun Yun, First Secretari of Legation;Mr. Yi Cliab Yun,lnterprets: Mr. Kang Chin He Yung, Private Secretary to the Minister; Mr. X Hyun Yun, Secretary to the Fink Secretary of the Legation; Mr. Yi ilk Yung. Second Secretary of the Legation! Mr. Yi Sang Jay, Third Secretary, of th* Jx'gation, and Mr. 11. N. Allen, M. D., Fort oign Score;ary of the Legation. Secretary Fairchild having been informed of the pro! posed visit, nas instructed the Collector of Customs at Sau Francisco to accord the cm-? bassy the usual courtesies on their arrival an that port, and facilitate the speedy' passage! of their baggago and personal effects. AT FRIHCO. San Francisco, Do. 29. — The Corean! Embassy, which was landed at Yokohama by the United States man of-war Omaha, arrived here on the steamer Oceanic, which is cow being detained in Quarantine. Judge Hillyer Relents. Washington, Dec. 29. —Judge Hillyer, finding that the family of young Buckley proposes to vigorously defend tee suit, tie (Hillyer) had brought against him to annul the marriage with nis laughter, to-day dis missed the suit. It is supposed that Judge Hi dyer will give his daughter, who has re mained faithful to hei young bus! and, his parental blessing. The I toy's father has already given his. Both fathers are rich, and so this nine days' Wonder ends. Government Receipts Washington, Dec. 29.—The government receipts so far this mouth amount to #27.- 266.259, and the surplus for the entire month is #15,000,000. SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1887. GOV. HILL SWINGS HIS AX THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ERS SUPERSEDED. They Had Been Requested to Resign Last Summer, But Refused to Do So Because No Charges Were Preferred Against Them—Why the Governor Bounced Thera. r Albany, N. Y., Dec. 29.—Quite a sensa tion was caused here to-day when it was learned that Gov. Hill hail quietly ordered the (State Civil Service Commission, consist *ig of August Schooumaker, Henry A. Richmond and John Day, out of office by the simple act of ap pointing their successors. Inquiry de veloped the fact that Gov. Hill had not only appointed anew commission, bnt t liat it had already qualified, hold a meeting and started the work of cleaning out the of ficials of their predecessors. The new Com mission is composed of Gen. Daniel E. Sick les, of New' York City; James H. Manning, of the Albany Argus, son of the late Secretary Manning, and Maj. George H. Treadwell, also of this city. The new appointees filed their oaths of office with the Secretary of State this afternoon, and met in their quarters in the capitol with closed doors. The first act of the new board was to re move Chief Examiner Potts and appoint John B. Riley, of Plattsburgh, in his stead. These commissioners, whose appointment by the Governor is authorized by chapter 35-! of the laws of 1883, can hold no other office under the State. Their salary is fixed at #2,000 per year and traveling expenses. resignations requested. Last summer the Governor wrote to the deposed commissioners asking for their resignations, saying that the office of com missioner was merely one to help the Gover nor, and that they had been appointed by another Governor (Cleveland). As they had therefore held over two years in his (Hill’s) term he thought it was not unfair on his part to make the request. The Commis sioners, however, refused to comply, declaring that no charges had been made against them. Maj. Treadwell, one of the new appointees, is present Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic of the State of New York. The statute makes no provision for any definite term, but the ap pointees hold during the pleasure of the Governor. The reorganized commission met in the civil service rooms of the capitol and selected Gen. Sickles as President. John B. Riley, of Plattsburgh, who was appointed Chief Examin r, is present United States Superintendent of Indian schools, having been appointed by President Cleveland in June, 18S6. KING WINTER ON DECK. Blizzards and Freezing Weather Still Making Life a Burden. Minneapolis, Dec. 29.—The thermometer was 20° below zero here at 7 o’clock this morning. It is a typical Minnesota day, clear and still. No serious delays are re ported to traffic. In Dakota the weather is much colder and there is more interruption to business. Watertown reports 33” below zero. THE OHIO FROZEN OVER. Cincinnati, Dec. 29.—The Ohio river at this point this morning was frozen over and navigation was entirely suspended. This closes all hope of a coal supply by the river sooner than February unless there is an extraordinarily warm .lanuory. The prices of coal are now double what they were a year agoand must still go higher. A FIERCE BLIZZARD. Marquette, Mich , Dee. 29.— A fierce northwest blizzard prevailed throughout the upper peninsula yesterday and last night and had blockades are reported. FOUND FROZEN TO DEATH. . Austin, Tex.. Dec. 29.— Henry Wise, a farmer, was yesterday found frozen to death ten miles from this city. While he wa ■ returning home with a team and whilo crossing a muddy bottom he fell out of his wagon, burying his head and shoulders in' the ntiid, in which position be was found. His mules were also frozen stiff while stand ing in the mud beside Wise's body. This is is the first death by freezing which ever occurred in this section. VERY COLD IN VIRGIfOA. Lynchburg, Va„ Dec. 29.—The weather was extremely cold frist night, and the thermometer registered 13° above zero this morning. Reports from the southwest say the weather is very cold, and thermometer registered below zero. SEVERE WEATHER IN FRANCE. Paris, Dec. 29. —Severe weather is being experienced in the Southeast of France. There has been a heavy fall of snow at Nice. SNOW IN AUSTRIA. Vienna, Dec. 29.—A heavy snowstorm prevails here. No train has left Pesth for Vienna since yesterday. The Orient ex press, which was due at Pesth this morning, had not arrived at, a late hour this after noon. Ail the railways are either wholly or paid tally blocked. GGV. MARMADUKE’S DEATH. Gov. Lee Sends His Condolences to the People of Missouri. Richmond, Va., Dec. 2#.—The following telegram of sorrow and sympathy was sent to ilcfferson City, Mo., to-day by Gov. Ire : To like Secretary of Statu of Jdiuaurl, Jefferton f'ity. Vo.: J tender my profound sorrow to those who nilnuni for the death of Gen. Marniadilke. Hav ing been a cadet at Wo t Point with him. and knowing his record in peace nud war since, 1 larneiii Ihe loss of a friend and offer to Mis nnfiri my deep sympathy at lielng deprived of tli<- services of one who ever reflected credit upon tier, both as a citizen and a soldier. From roll her,, I Governor of Virgiuia. ARKRANGKMKNTS FOR THE FUNERAh. St. bouts, Dec. 21).—Tho funeral of Gov. Mfirmsduke will take place from the Gov ernor'll mansion at Jeffers on City at 3:80 oiflock Saturday evening. The honorary pal I-hearers will be the ex-Governors of the sitate. Gov. Morehouse and the Judges of the Supreme Court. The active pall bearers Will i>e personal friend-, from different parts of tiie Ht-ite. Bishop Tuttle, of the iktiiseopal church, will pi nimbly officiate. I A/salute of seventeen guns will bo fired at ruiirise Saturday morning according to the Ikiilitia regulations of the State. Promi iiie.pt men from all sections of the Htate will |l present at the funeral. 1 jbieut. Gov. Morehouse was sworn in as fiavernor at noon to-day. The State officers held a meeting this burning and adopted resolutions imying 4 high tribute to the many good qualities of we deceased, and extending sympathy to fyi family. I Interest Checks Mallod. VVashivotov, Dec. 2D.—Treasurer Hyatt s mailed all checks in payment of interest ol Jan. 1 on t'nited Stutes bonds amount iik ito fK.4I4.iXV), and they can be cashed at afoj of the .Sub-Treasuries to-morrow morn- HAWAirS CRISIS. The King Will he Dethroned on the Slightest Provocation. | San Francisco, Dec. 29.—Private ad vices received here from a member of the Hawaiian Legislature say that were it not lor the presence of the English and Ameri can men-of-war in the harbor an outbreak would undoubtedly have occurred on the 1 assemblage of the Legislature, Dec. 13. Minister Ashford brought out the Hono lulu rifles with the intention of subverting the government at once, but the success of the design was prevented by the officers of the vessels, wh se threats stopped the proposed insurrection tiefore any sanguinary trouble o<-cured. The King’s vetoes ore among the chief features of contention. Their legality, however, and the validity of the constitution will be sustained without doubt, as the King has a majority of the Supreme Court. The liquor and police bill which has been passed by the liegisiature, were returned wdth the King’s veto. The Ministers hope to have 8. P. Dale placed on the bench as fifth Judge. HIS PROPERTY IN TRUST. The King has put in trust to pay his debts, w hich amount to 8250,000, exclusive of 871,000 due a Chinese merchant, which was paid to the King as a bribe to obtain a license for the sale of opium, all his real es tate, which consists of a large interest in the Crowu lunds, and also lands which he owns in fee simple, save two or three small parcels. The trustees are J. O. Carter, W. 8. M. Damen and Curtis Zeankea. All bills are to be presented within three months. Dividends are to be declared monthly. The papers have already been recorded. The Legislature passed a resolution by a vote of 28 to 11 that it was tha sense of the Assembly that the action of tha King in veto ing tlie two bills relating to theaboiition of the office of Governor was unconstitutional, and a committee of the Cabinet waited upon the King and notified him of tne,fact. The King referred the question to the Judges for their opinion. A letter from one of the Legislators says that if the King does not assent, to the acts of the present Legislature he will be de throned and a provisional government sub stituted. So unsatisfactory is the state of these islands that those most concerned in the kingdom’s prosperity are favoring annex ation to the United States, and the feeling in this respect is spreading among all classes. SEXTON DANGEROUSLY His Friends Very Anxious—A Beastly Official’s Identity Exposed.. Dublin, Dec. 29.—Mr. Sexton’s illness has assumed a dangerous phase. His condition causes his friends much anxiety. Mr. Sneeh v. Member of Parliament, who was recently imprisoned under tne crimos act was forcibly dressed in prison garb bv the jail wardens, but as soon as tuey loft the cell be discarded the clothes. WOMANKIND’S foe. Cork, Dec. 29. -The government official who is charged with criminally assaulting three young girls is Maj. Bishop. Governor of the"county jail. The police authorities refuse to prosecute him. CHINESE IMPORTERS OF OPIUM. Congress Must Pass a Law If Tney are to be Interfered With. San Francisco, Dec. 29.—Judge Hoff man to-day rendered a decision in the United States District Court in which the right of Chinese to import opium is sus tained. In December, 1886, the custom house authorities seized a qnantity of opium valued at #200.000. which had been shipped from Panama to Woo Sing & Cos,, of this city. The opium was held in virtue of a clause iD the treaty which forbids Chinese from engaging in the opium traffic. Judge Hoffman holds that the treaty is not self-executory and Congress having adopted no legislation there was nothing to prevent Chinese from imjiorting opium. CRUELTY ON TdE SEA. Tne Captain and Second Mate of a Bark Held for Trial. London, Deo. 29. —Capt. Fnynter and Second Mate Fischer, of the British bark Embletone. have been charged at Sunder land the grossest cruelty toward the crew of their vessel during :t voyage from San Francisco to Sunderland. Tbraeof the crew jumped overboard to escape ci uel treatiuen:, another succumbed to his in juries, and a fifth was landed in an almost dying condition. F’aynter and Fischer were both remauded. EUROPEAN PEACE. Mutual Explanations Which Lessen the Tension. Cologne, Dec. 29.—The Cologne fin zette's Berlin correspondent says: “Re liable advices from Vienna say that the European situation may lie expected to be come more tranquil, owing to mutual ex planations which are either intended or have already partly Ixten given." Bernhardt's Princess. Paris, Dec. 29. —Muurtce Bernhardt, son of the actress Bernhardt, and Princess Vir ginia Clotilda Jeblonowsky, great-grand daughter of Lucien Bonaparte.were mareied to-day in the church of St. Honoiv Crowds surrounded the church and gave a grand ovation to Mine. Bernhardt upon her arrival and departure. Russia's Students Justified. St. Petersburg, Dec. 29.—A majority of the Ministers have declared to the Czar that the recent rioting among the students was <lue, nob to political causes, but lo Just discontent, which has prevailed on account of the new uni vers ty statutes. The objec tionable statutes will probably be altered soon. A Duel with Swords. Paris. Dec. 29.—M. Mayer, director of the Gaulos, and M. de Woestyne, formerly Paris correspondent for a New York paper, fought a duel with swor<ls to-day. M. Mayer disarmed M. do Woe-styne in tne sec ond bout. In the fourth and last liout M. Mayer was slightly wounded in the arm. Carnot Receives Gladstone. Paris, Dec. 29.— President Carnot re ceived Mr. Gladstone to-day. Mr. (Rad stone left Paris this evening. lie will go dtreotiy to Florence. He has written to Sir William Vernon Hareourt that he will return to London for the opening of Parlia ment. _ M. Wilson not Legally Involved. Paris, Dec. 29.— An inquiry into tlio new decorations’ scandals shows tnat M. Wilson is not legally involved. Four agents will be tried for complicity in the affair. Servia’s Mln.stry Resigns. Belgrade, Dec. 39.— Tbj resignation of the Ministry has tioen accepted by King Milan. The retirement of M. Ristics is considered a check to Russia. READING STILL ON TOR. i , , . | THE EFFORT TO GET THE MEN OUT STILL UNSUCCESSFUL. No Conclusion Yet Reached by the Convention at Reading-President Corbin Issues a Manifesto Notifying the Men that Their Allegiance to the Knights Must Be Secondary to That to the Company. Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—The officers of the Reading Railroad Cfompany and a com mittee of the Executive Committee of the striking employes who beloug to the Knights of Labor came together again this morning and parted after •> short but stormy session, in which th many re fused to recognize the caller- oinroit tee, but agreed to recognize l hs indi viduals, and in which the latter refused to i>e so recognized and demanded a conference of the Knights of Labor committee, and tieing refused this left in anger. Chairman John L. Lee, of the Executive Committee, was the spokesman for the Knights of La bor, and he bore the brunt of the short, but spicy debate, and when it was over he said it was the last chance the company would ever have of treating with a committee of Knights, unless an apology was made for the treatment he and his fellows received this morning, and unless the company's officers, conceded recognition to the Knights as a body. POLICE ON GUARD. Uniformed policemen guard every en trance to the Port- Richmond coal wharves. There has been no trouble of any kind what ever to-day, and the seveu shifting engines that proved loyal to the company when the strike was resumed yesterday afternoon are at work. The other seven “wharf rats," whoso crews deserted them at noon, were sent to the roundhouse last night, and are now under steam waiting for the arrival of coal, when they will be again brought into service. Crews have been secured to take charge of these engines. Each of the seven wparf engines at work on the coal wharves this morning was in charge of Pinkerton police, w-ho rode on them about the Port Richmond yard to protect the crews. No attempt has been made to molest t hem. REINSTATEMENT REFUSED. Agent Keim says that the seven crews who struck yesterday came to bis office this morning and asked to be reinstated, but he informed them that they were discharged and could not again enter the company’s employ. The stevedores at the freight wharves of Clearfield street, who also went out yester day afternoon, did not return to work this morning. Agent Kiem immediately dis patched a lug into the city where a large force of stevedores was secured and taken to the freight wharves, where they went to w-ork, with twelve policemen guarding tncin At noon the men were marched to pier it in charge of officers, where dinner was served them There was nothing to-day at either the Ninth or Broad street stations that would indicate the existence of a strike. All trains, l>oth passenger and freight, moved on as usual. CHAIRMAN LEE DISCHARGED. John L. Lee, Chairman of the Reading Railroad Employes Executive Committee, was discharged from the employ of the Reading Railroad Company to-day. For some time practical management, of the strike has been In the hands of the commit tee of which Mr Lee is chairman and his discharge was a surprise to the whole committee. Mr. Le is a machinist employed in the repair shops at Ninth and Green streets. He has been away on leave of absence for several days, and this time he employed in attending to his duties in connection with the Knights of Labor. The company’s officials say that as long as Lee fought for the strikers in an open manner they had no objoction to his course, but they claim that underhand work was done at his instigation or with his con sent. MR. CORBIN’S MANIFESTO. New York, Dec. 29. Austin Corbin, President of the Reading railroad, plainly defined the position of the company toward it* employes in a letter sent at noon to-dav to A. A. Mol,ood, General Manager, with instructions to communicate its contents to the men. It reads as follows: “To such of our old employes who have stood fathful we fool obliged and thankful, and will pot forget them, but the time has now arrived when all of our employes will lie required to decide whether they ex pect, to return their places by reas m of hon est and faithful service and prompt obedi ence to tha orders of the company that em ploys them and pays them, or blind obedi ence to the direction of the Knights of Labor, through which organization the leaders cope to coerce the oompanr into the employment of men who consider their first obedience due to that older. The men that stand by ns wifi have employment with reasonable homs and good pay, os much ns is paid by any other corporation of similar character. The men who do not will never le allowed on the road again under any circumstances. Wo have never objected to lalxir organiza tions, and do not now. Every tnan shall be free to belong to one or not as he pleases, but the heads of such order* cannot, and shall not dictate to this company as to whom it shall employ or how ojierato its property. The place* that are lett in oliedi auce to the orders of the Knights of latbor will Im filled with new meb and such new men will he retain-. 1. and under no circum stances will be discharged to make room for men who have left their place*. Here after we will operate this property with employes who consider that their first duty is to the company and expect to obey reasonable orders made in the transaction of its business. There has never lieen a moment when, under any circumstances, we would arbitrate any question growing out of this strike. There has ix*n nothing to arbitrate. It is only a question as to whether the company will be pc;- milted to operate its own property, property in which there is investc I over f200,000,000, or whether that property shall ho-controlled by the Knight* of Labor. It may as well bo understood now, and from this time op, that every wheel which is turned on the Reading system, sljpil be turtle-1 ortSthe orders of that company, and under the orders of nobody else. reading's convention. Reaming, Pa., Dee. 29.—Two hundred and fifty delegate*, representing the Read ing Railroad a.l Coal and Iron Company's employes throughout the territory covered by the company’s tracks, met here to night in special convention to take inlo consideration Important matters affecting their interest* MDd their relation* with the company. The coal regions sent the largest, delegation of nearly 10(). Up to midnight, as far as can be learned, the convention had taken no detlnito action upon any subject. IMPORTANCE OF THE CONVENTION. Every local assembly of the Knights of Labor in the anthracite region, embracing the Schuylkill, Lehigh and Wyoming regions, is fully represented In this city to night, and the meeting is one of the most important that has been held for a ion g time, a* it will decide whether the Knights 1 wifi pool-their issues in the fight and stand together or let the railroad men fight their own battles. The delegates and employes in Reading and vicinity are practically united against any strike, but favor settling the questions as to work as thee were several weeks ago all along the line, and tlieu to take up all points of the wages question first, as it was arbitrated before. Of the company's forty-four working col lieries in the Schuylkill ’region thirteen were at work to-duy. Of the others twenty were idle for want of cars, four on account of the storm and two for repairs. Meanwhile all trains were running, and it is believed hero that the railroaders' strike is over. A coal miners’ strike alone is feared. CORRESPONDENCE MADE PUBLIC. Reading, Pa., Dec. 30, 2 a. m. —Shortly after l o’clock this morning the convention made public the correspondence of the Knights of Labor and the Miners’ and laborers’ Amalgamated Association in Pottsviile with President Corbin. In the first dispatch the men sav that they are desirous of arbitrating as public interest* demand a satisfactory settlement,and want to continue as usual pending arbitration. To this Presi dent Corbin replied that he had nothing to arbitrate. Then the men replied “That public interests should not suffer,” and urgently appealed that negotiations lie opened in holies of an amicable adjustment. President Corbin replied to this that tho company had nothing to discuss or arbi trate. He adds: “Any dictation by any one in our employ as to how we shall do our business will be followed by the immediate discharge of the meddler.” MUST DECIDE. He says that employes must dacide a* be tween tue Knights of Labor and the com pany. He adds: “If such allegiance ia a to the Knights of Igibor first, such men will not be tolerated in our service a minute.” To this the tuen replied that they wanted to avoid “the impending difficulty,” but would contest every inch of ground, in spired with the motto, “No surrender until victory is complete.” The convention is still iu session, mainly engaged in discussion, with nothing decisive dope. They will continue all night and probably to-morrow. Inquiry among the members elicits the fact thnt the rumor that Master Workman Quinn, of New York, has been summoned to take charge of the strike is unfounded. Mr/Quinn is not here as far as can be learned. WORK RESUMED AT ELIZABETH. Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 89.—Work was resumed on the Reading docks this morning. The steamers D. R. Martin and Thomas Hunt arrived with ITS men of all national ities, many experience-! coal handlers. They were immediately put to work under direc tion of Pinkerton men. Sheriff Glasley has promised Supt. Wallace that he will see that no violence is done. No one is ullowed on the docks, and the discharged employes keep aloof. GLASS WORKERS TO STRIKE All the Eastern Manufactories to be Af fected by It. Boston, Dec. 20.—1 tis learned through the Union Glass Works at Somerville that on Monday next a generel strike or lock-out is to be inaugurated in all the glass factories in what is kuown as the Eastern Associa tion. All the flint glass manufactories in Brooklyn, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Massachusetts will bo affected by the movement. The chief cause of complaint is said to be a rule recently adopted by the associa tion, claiming the right, for each manufac tory to employ such men as it should set fit. As all glass workers are members of the American Flint Gass Worker*’ Union, whose general headquarters are at Pitts burg, Pa., this rule is especially obnoxious to them, and they propose to resist it. The gloss workers, it is stated, wifi clear up t heir work Saturday noon and not return. The strike will indirectly affect 700 or 800 men. COAL’S WATER ROUTES CLOSED. Shipments to Cincinnati and Louis ville Must be by Rail. Pittsburg, Dec. 20.—Navigation ha* been entirely suspended by tbe cold wave, and uo hope* are entertained of a rise in the rivers sufficient to allow the shipment of coal to southern and western ports before the usual February freshet*. Very little coal has been floated from here since last June ou account of tho continued drought, and there nro now over 12,000,000 bushels loaded ready tpr shipment. The ri vor coal operators who have yearly con tracts in Cincinnati and Louisville have be gun heavy shipments to those point* by rail. The freight rale to Cincinnati is £2 per tou, and coal is retailing there at. #3 2ft. Striking Spinners Resume Work. Fall Rivsr, Mass., Dec. 29.—The spin ners of the Stafford Mills, who ’struck Saturday afternoon, retur ■> i ibis morning and the factory is runiit n usual. The au horitiea will try to > dy tho rames which occasioned the tailing off in wages. Quinn Acquitted. New York, Dec. 32. Muster Wm%man Jam- F. Quinn, of the Knight* of Labor, was tried and acquitted to day in the Court of Special l-te-sions on a charge of assault ing a newspaper reporter, POPE LEO’S JUBILEE. The Catholics of Richmond Hold a Meeting in Celebration of the Event. Richmond, Va., Dec. 29.—Tbe Catholics of Richmond to night held a mass meeting in the Cathedral Hall in celebration of the Pope’s jubilee at which spe- ehes were made by Rt. Rev. Bishop Keane and other*. A" resolution was adopted thanking Presi dent Cleveland tor tho honor which Do paid the Holy Father on the occasion of his golden jubilee, and al*o a resolution expressing “pride in this age, when Socialism *eem* spreading, in having so holy a priest and so profound a states man a! the head of our beloved church to guard her against this great evil.” Nightly public services are being held this week at Ht. Peter’s Cathedral. On Sunday night another public meeting will be held In the Cathedral ball. decorated by tub pope. Rome, Dec. 29.—The Pope has conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Pius IX. upon all the special envoys sent to congrat ulate bis holiness upon bis jubilee. Tbe Frauch government has conferred the decoration of the I-egion of Honor upon Cardinal Rampella, the Papal Secretary of State. Cable Wires in Trouble. New York, Dec. 29.—There is serious in terruption to the transmission of cables and telegram* on account of damage by yester day's storm. Most of the trouble is along the Atlantic coaat. Sugar Dealers Aeelgn. New Orleans, Dec. 29.—Haynes & Rogers, sugar and niola-see dealers, to-day ; made a cession of their property. Their liabilities are $59,U00, and their asset* *37.01)0. (PBICEftIOA YEAR 1 > SCENTS A COP k f -MILLIONS IN THE SOUTH. THE WONDERFUL SHOWING FOR THE PAST YEAR. All Previous Records Left in the Shade —Concerns to Consume Pig Iron Be ing Established Faster than Those for Producing It—Big Investments in Car Works. Baltimore, Deo 29.—The Manufao j Hirers’ Record will publish this week its an nual review of tbe industrial growth of the j South for 1887, which Is in many respects i the most remarkable year in the bistory of t hat section, as more was accomplished for the progress and prosperity of the whole South than over before In the same length of time. From Maryland to Texas the prog ress was remarkable, covering almost t-be entire range of industry, and there is scarcely a single line of manufacturing or mining business in which the number of new enterprises reported during 1887 Is not more than t wice as large as in 1886. Of tbs fourteen Southern States there are only four in which the capital invested in new enterprise* was not double tbe amount to vested last year. FIG IRON CONSUMERS. While the number of furnace companies increa*ed from 28 in 1886 to 29 in 1887, the number of machine shops and foundries in creased from 68 to 103, and miscellaneous iron works, rolling mills, pips works, etc., from 26 to 71, o that the enterprises to con sume the pig iron increase was much greater than of the furnaces to produce it. The agricultural implement factories increased from 11 to 2ft, flour mills, 92 to 18ft; furniture factories, 23 to.sft; gas works, 24 to 85; water works, 42 to 88; carriage and wagon factories, Irt to 44; electric light works, 34 to 83; mining and quarrying enterprises, 174 to 562; cotton mill*, 9to 77; wood-working concerns, 448 to 726; Ice factories, 50 to 96; canning fac tories, 18 to 82; brick works, 53 to 169 ; cot ton cnniprese*-e, 13 to 36; cotton seed oil mills, 4 to 18; natural ga* companies, 21 to 53. and miscellaneous enterprise*, 418 ’to 939. Tbe lotal number in 1887 was 3,430, again*, 1,675 in 1886. THE CAPITAL INVESTED. The amount of the capital, including the capital stock of companies organized during 1887 was: Alabama, 847,982,000; Arkan sas, 824,466,000; Florida. 82,786,000; Geor gia, 815,361,000: Kentucky, 840,058,000; Louisiana. 88,218,000; Maryland, 81-5,187,- 000: Mississippi, $4,771,001); North Carolina, 89,767,000; south Carolina, 83,895,000; Tennessee,, 835.Ni1.000- I Texas, 816,430,000; Virginia, 823,255,040; West Virginia, 88,- 366,000. Total, 8250,298,000, against $129,- 220,0<X) in 1886. In cotton manufacturing there ha* been great activity, and seventy-seven new mills have hewn p ejected, many of them being now under construction, which is the largest numoer of new mill* ever reported in one year. Cotton mills are reported as having largely oversold their production, and many old mills are being enlarged to meet tho de mand for their good*. The increasing di versification of Southern industries is illus trated in the :art that Alabama alone secured during the year the location of five large car-building plants, two at Decatur, and one each at Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden. ANNISTON’S WORKS. The Anniston works will cost $1,000,009, employ 1,000 mechanics, and will turn out twenty complete cars a day, from freight to passenger, parlor and sleeping cars. The entire work, from making tke wheels to up holstering, is to be dons n these shops. One of the car plants at Decatur m being built by the Lonlsvllje arm Nashville railroad, and the other will be for the largo works now at Urbaria, 0., which are to Be removed to Decatur. In the building of rolling mills, pi; e works, machine shop* am! foundries, the same activity is seen, while furniture factories, agricultural implement, works, flour mill*, gu* and electrrc light, works, canning factories, wood-working es ta lishruents, etc., are being started oil over the South. JEALOUSY PROMPTS MURDER An Ex-Actresa And a Man Attentive to Her Killed. St. Francis, Ark., Doc. 29.—William Herrig. a wealthy planter, has for some time (last been jealous of attentions paid to bis wife by William Mattbewson, and hs forbade him to come to his house. This was disregarded by Matthewsou, and on uesday Inst he called and invited Mr*. Herrig to take a drive with him. While the innaii was getting ready, Herrig shot and kiil<kl MattUuwson and than forced his wife to drive to MattUew*on’ house with the dead body. Og her return she found her homo in (lame* aud was snot au.l killed by Herrig. Herrig then fled. Mrs. Herrig was formerly an uctres* in the Paulina Mark ani Company and later was ia W. H. Lyttle’s combination. LOSSES BY FIRE- Wlllieton, s. C. Lighted up by a Blaze Which Coat $15,000. Charleston. Dec. 20.—Fire broke out ia Williston, In Barnwell county, this morning and spread tapidly in spite of tbe exertion* of tbe citizen*. A special to the .Veins and Courier gives the losses as follows: W. H. Kennedy, $10,500; H. K. Anderson, #2,800; and other small losses. Tbe total loss is over 815,000. The insurance is about 87,500. TEN BUILDING* BURNED. New Orleans, Doc. 29.—Fire at. Moss Point, Mi**., last night, destroyed ten houses, including J. H. Kribbs’ store, anew hotel and gla** factory. Tho loss is $21,000 A Splinter Through Hu* Head. Ltnchburg. Va., Dec. 20.—0n the Lynch burg and Durham railway to-day a colored man named Terry was thawing dynamite for blasting, when it caught fire. Terry ran from the shanty and was thirty feet away when tbe explosion occurred, which demol ished the bouse. One largo splinter was driven through Terry’s head, killing him instantly. _ _ _ Rum Aimed Hie Hand. Philadelphia, Dec. 29.—John North went home drunk last night and found hi* wife nursing their baby. He quarreled with ber and struck at her with his fist, but she turned her bead to avoid the blow, and it fell upon tho child’s bead, crushing the skull aud can-ing in*taut death. The tragedy sobered North so that he quietly submitted to arrest. _ _ A New General Manager. Mobile, Ala., Dec 29.—The Register is authorized to announce that Janies C. Clark, late President of the Illinois Ceutral road, ha* been app inted by President Dun can General Manager of the Mobile and Ohio road, to succeed Col. T. M. R. Talcott, resigned. An Overdue Steamer. Queenstown, Dec. 29. The British steamer LordCfougb, which leftPhildelphia Dec. 15 for this port and Liverpool, has not yet arrived. Considerable aiureUr is fait.