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i J. H. ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor, f TENANTS IN A FIRE-TRAP. 6EVKNTEEN PEOPLE DEAD AND SEVERAL APT TO DIE. All Those Involved In the Conflagra tion Polish Jews Who Were Making Dp Clothes—The Burning Building Hemmed In on All Sides—Many Heartrending Scenes. New Yoke, Aug. 3.—Thirteen people ■were burned to death in a six-story brick building in the rear of No. 107 Bowery this afternoon, and two others were killed by leaping from windows of upper stories of the building. Six more were burned so badly that they will probably die, and were removed to various hospitals The house was a ramshackle, hidden in the middle of the block. The only entrance to it was a narrow alley way from the Bow ery. In front of it was a four-story build ins, on the first floor of which was a saloon called “The White Elephant.” misers’ theatre near by. Adjoining this is Harry Miner’s People’s theater. In the rear of the burned build ing were two houses, hemmit g it in on the Christie street side. In this caged-in build ing lived about 150 people. Each of its six floors was occupied by a single family, the head of which was a tailor who made clothing for cheap wholesale cloth ing houses and employed from fifteen to twenty men, women and children in ad dition to his own family in making up cloth ing. They were all Polish Jews, and the employers and employes worked, ate and slept in the crowded rooms of the dingy tenement. BURSTING OUT OF THE FLAMES. About 4:15 o’clock this afternoon, while all the occupants of the build ing wore busily at work in the closing hours preceding their [Sabbath eve flames broke out on the (lower floor. The Are had already gained such headway that it was in full possession of the stairway and escape by it seemed impossible. Most of the frightened inmates, however, rushed down through the flames and escaped to the narrow courtyard with their clothes ablaze, and their hands, faces and bodies burned. Six of them were so se ve elv burned that they were taken to a hospital and may die. There were fire es caiies on the house—perpendicular iron lad ders running down the front and roar of the building, but beforo any of the inmates had tried to escape by them the flames had ascended through the house mid were rush ing from the windows so that descent by the fire escapes was impossible. BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION Several of the bodies were burned so badly that they fell apart when moved and were unrecognizable, and the firemen were obliged to lower them from the win dows in nets. The fire started on the first floor in the apartment of the janitress, and was caused by the explosion of a kerozene oil stove. The financial damage is about $25,000. The property is well insured. SEVENTEEN DEAD. New York, Aug. 4, 1 a. m. —Deaths in the hospitals havo increased the number of fatalities to seventeen, and several persons are missing. One of the most pitiful incidents of the terrible calamity was the death of Mrs. Swift. In the awful panic she gave birth to a child, and mother and babe wore burned to a crisp. Her two small children, aged 7 and 4, were victims by her side, while the father and one child escaped. A TOWN FIRE-SWEPT. Toledo, 0.. Aug. 3.—West Unity, asmall town near here, was almost swept out of existence last night by fire. Thirteen stores were totally destroyed. The loss is from $75,000 to SIOO,OOO. The heaviest losers are Levy & Smith, dry goods; Adam Goachen, clothing: Lee & Charter, hardware. CANADA’S RAILROADS. Allegations That They Are Cutting into Those of This Country. Washington, Aug. 3.—ln the senate to day Mr. Cullom offered a resolution instruct ing the committee on inter-state commerce to make a full investigation into the rela tions of the Canadian railroads with trans portation across the continent of commerce which naturally belongs to the United States. He made a long speech to show how by the aids and subsidies granted by the B itisli and Canadian governments to rail roads at and ships the Canadian lines are ob taining control of commerce. and especially of the transportation of tea, 42 per cent, of the tea business being now carried on tnrough Canada. GORMAN’S SHOULDER HITS. Mr. Gorman supported the resolution, declaring that it was time the senators joined, irrespective of party, in wresting the trade of the United States from aliens who, by means of subsidized corporations, were absorbing it. He said that the leading citizens of the United States, men of influ onco and power in shaping national affairs, some of whom were candidates for high office, are lending their efforts, as they had a perfect legal right to do, to the promotion of this Canadian railroad scheme. He read a list of the officers and directors of one of the roads, which he said is designed to receive part of the bounty paid by the British gov ernment. Among the names were those of Levi p. Morton and William L. Scott of Erie, ra. Discussion of Mr. Cullom’s resolution took a somewhat political and somewhat per sonal turn, particularly on the remarks of Messrs. Gorman and Edmunds. Finally the discussion caine to a close and the reso lution was adopted without division. TELLER REPLIES TO MORGAN. The Alabamian Charged with Incon sistencies in His Speeches. Washington, Aug. 3 —The Senate to-day "gain proceeded to the consideration of the fisheries treaty in open executive session, and was addressed by Mr. Teller In opposi tion to its ratification. He quoted largely from the speech of Mr. Morgan at the presont and previous sessi.ais to show inconsistencies on the part °* that senator, and defendol the majority wt the committee foreign affairs from the attack made upon it yesterday by Mr. Morgan in connection with the closing par jhtraph expressing hc|>o as to the course to pursued by the British government. A" to the remarks made yesterday by Mr. .“'i an that the senators on the democratic *' e (two-thirds of thorn men who hod been confederates) were patriots while the ro- Piihiicun senators were partisans, Mr. feller said that that woula not fool any- Cleveland Invited to Augusta. Washington, Aug. 3.—Sonators Brown ana Colquitt called with Representative oarus* on the President to-day to invite '■m to attend the Augusta, Oa., exposition iJ 1 .Dill. The President said he would v ry much to re-visit Georgia, and that t?n WOa n tai< * the matter into cousidera 10n - He will go if ho can got away. SPOLIATION CLAIMS. Mr. Rogers Advocates the Right of Appeal to the Supreme Court. Washington, Aug. 3. —Private business having been dispensed with, the house to-day went into committee of the whole, with Mr. Springer of Illinois in tho chair, on the de ficiency appropriation bill. Mr. Laird of Nebraska offered an amend ment appropriating $13,000,000 for arrears of soldiers’ bounties and hack pay. After debate tho chairman ruled that the amend ment was not in order. £sThe French spoliation claims section of the bill having been reached the chairman stated that according to previous agree ment general debate would be allowed for nine hours. Dispute arose as to the pro cedure of tho discus; on, Messrs. Lung of Massachusetts and Dibble of South Caro lina claiming for the friends of the section the rigut to open and close the debate, while Mr. Burues of Missouri, who reported and has the management of the bill, con tended that although he was opposed to the section ho had the right to control the method of the debate. LONG WINS. The chair finally decided that tho right to open and close rested with the advocates of the section, and recognized Mr. Long of Massachusetts, who declared that the ques tion presented was neither political nor sec tional in its character. He contended that whatever excuse had hitherto existed for delaying their payment existed i,o longer in view of the fact that a judicial tribunal of the government’s own selection had, as a conclusion alike of offect and law, declared them valid and government indebtedness. Not to pay them would be simple repudiation —out- rageous and scandalous repudiation. RIGHT OF APPEAL. Mr. Rogers of Arkansas argued that in the cases of French spoliation claims de cided by the court of claims, there should be the right of appeal to the United States supreme court. Before ho was called upon to cast bis vote to take several millions of the public money, he wanted the final judgment of the court of last resort. Mr. Raynor of Maryland said that it would be a shame and outrage to reopen these cases and send them to the supreme court. Mr. Dingley of Maine was surprised that an effort should be made to defeat a meas ure providing for the payment of claims which the court of claims had adjudged to be just and proper. Pen-ling further discussion the committee rose, and the house at 5 o’clock took a recess until 8 o’clock, the evening session to be for the consideration of private pension bills. All the leading orators of the house favor the French spoliations claim. To-morrow M. P. Breckenridge and Mr. Dibble of South Carolina will do the same. Gov. Long says there is a clear majority in the house for the payment of the claim. The house was strongly moved by his de claration that failure to pay the claims would be repudiation. SHERIDAN AT A STANDSTILL. All Hia Improvement Made in the First Eighteen Days. New Bedford, Mass.,Aug. 3.—There are rumors at Nonquitt that there is some change in Gen. Sheridan’s condition. He seems to have reached the stage in his co ivalescence where no change can be perceived in forty eight hours, or even in twice that period. As far as can be ascertained improvement was made during the first eighteen days at Nonquitt, and since then there has been hardly any perceptible alteration. He has become used to the routine of the sick-room, and it fatigues him much less than previ ously. i He reads proofs of his book every day and sees his children in the evening. Dr. Pepper will arrive probably Saturday. That there is any special reason for h:s coining is denied. He simply saw Gen. Sheridan at his worst in Wastiington, saw him at Lewes about a month later, and now when on his way to Bar Harbor to see a pa tient there, is a convenient opportunity to visit Nonquitt, so says the physicians. THREE MEN STABBED. A Texan Whips Out a Knife to Settle an Argument Chicago, Aug. 3.—A special to the Daily News from Elkhart, Ind., says: “Benjamin Scott, a Texan who came here recently, and who is wealthy, this afternoon fatally stabbed Con Crowley, a young stock dealer, George Newell, a leading farmor and capi tnlist, and James Smith, a colored porter at the Clifton house. Scott owns property near the Clifton house, in the vicinity of a barn occupied by Crowley. Several con troversies had taken place in regard to trespasses on Scott’s premises, and Scott threatened to kill any one who again tres passed on it. This ovening Scott, Crowley and Newell woro talking the matter over in an alley adjoining Crowley’s barn, when Scott became enraged at them and stabbed all three.” RASCALLY RENEGADES. A Small Band Fires Into a Camp But Fails to Hit Anybody. Washington, Aug. 3.—The following telegram was received at the war depart ment this morning from Gen. Howard: Gen. Milos telegraphs from Fort Grant as fol lows: “Fort Thomas, Aug. 2.—The Indians fired into the Porter's and camp guard tents at Fow ler's old camp Inst evening about sundown. The soldiers ami Porter reached the post about 2:80 o'clock. The shooters are supposed to bo six cr seven Indians about to join tbe renegade*. I have sent 'B' troop to investigate. “F. Van Vliiter, "Major Tenth cavalry commanding." Porter’s is asun-agency or Indian farming camp botwoon Fort fnomas and ban Carlos NEW JERSEY'S STATUES. Congress Will Formally Aocept Them On Aug. 21. Washington, Aug. 3.—Tho speaker laid before the house to-day a letter from Gov. Green of New Jersey, presenting to con gress, in the numo of tho .state of Now Jer sey, statues of Richard Stockton and Pnilip Kearney, to be placed in statuary hall in tho cupitol. On motion of Mr. Phelps of New Jersey, a resolution was adopted as signing Tmwlay, Aug. 21, for the consider i tion ot a concurrent resolution accepting the statues and returning thanks to the state of Now- Jersey therefor. Government Bond Purchase*. Washington, Aug. B.—The bond offer ings to-dav aggregated (228,330, and the acceptances were $3,350 registered 4s at 127 V, (2.500 coupon 4Vs at 107 48100, and (50 and $5,000 registered 4>£s at 107 45-100. Leesburg’s National Bank. Washington, Aug. 3.—The comptroller of the currency to-day authorised tbe People’s national bank of Leesburg, Va., to begin business with a capital of $50,000. Thirty Pension Bills Passed. Washington, Aug. 3. —Tho house ot it* evening session paused thirty private pen sion bills and at 10:30 o’clock adjourned un til Monday. SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1888. CHECKMATED BY CHIEFS. THE RANK AND FILE OF THE INDIANS READY TO SIGN. Their Savage Leaders Have Them In timidated, However, and They Are Aft-aid to Do What the Government Wants Them to—The Council Ad journed Till Monday. Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Aug. 3. —Tbo commissioners in this morning’s council with tho Indians succeeded in drawing out tho fact that tho four chiefs, John Gross, Gall, Mad Bear and Big Head, backed by Sitting Bull, are holding tho In dians back from a-.seuling to tho act of congress by intimidation. The chiofs were asked in open council, in the presence of all the Indians, to get up and say that every Indian might act as he pleased, and accept or reject the offer of tho government , and in thus expressing his mind would give no offense to the chiefs and would not be hurt or interferrod with on account of his action. The request was made and repeated twice. SULLEN AND SILENT. The chiefs sat sullenly in their place? and said nothing. The Indians looked at the chiofs and waited to hear their reply. The commissioners then stated that they re garded the silence of the chiefs as an ad mission that they wore keeping the people back under intimidation, and that the peo plejwere not allowed to speak their true sentiments. This cnu-sßi a sensation, and the commissioners adjourned the couuoil till Monday. EVERY POINT MADE CLEAR. Every provision of the treaty has been fully explained aud all the objections an swered over and again. The commissioners still believe that a favorable result may be obtained bv biking time. The Indians have been assured aud reassured that each Indian shall have the right to give his assent or dissent according to his wish and desire. MANY WILLING TO SIGN. The commissioners are informed through reliable sources that the number who would sign but for the intimidatiou is increasing. John Gross spoke to-day, and he showed more comprehensive knowledge of the de tails of the act than any speech yet made by any Indians. This fact encouraged the commissioners to persevere and take more time and care in their effort to have the act fully and clearly placed before all. MORTON'S BARREL. He Draws $50,000 at the First Tap and Will Let Out More. Washington, Aug. 3. —A republican congressman, just from New York, brings the cheering word that Levi P. Morton, candidate for the vioe presidency, has placed (50,000 at the disposal of Chairman Quay of the re publican national committee as the first installment of his contribution to the campaign. As yet, it is stated, he has set no limit to his campaign contributions. He seems to be carrying out the pledges made for him by ex-Seuator Thomas Platt aud others to the members of the republican national c nvention at Chicago. A HOOSIKH DEMONSTRATION. Indianapolis, Aug. 2.—Perhaps the most imposing demonstration yet made by citizens from outside the city since the cauqiaigii opened resulted to-day from the joint eff rts of Montgomery and Clinton counties. The delegation from Crawfords ville and other points in Montgomery county numbered nearly 2.0(E), and from Frank fort, in Clinton county, 950. The weather exceeded yesterday in oppressiveness, the mercury climbing to 99”. Five brass bands and a drum corps furnished music for the airing pilgrims. Both delegations were id by a small ciub of veterans of the Tippecanoe campaign. TENNESSEE’S ELECTION. Returns Coming in Slowly—Demo cratic Gains in the West. Nashville, Tknn., Aug. 3.—Returns from the state election are coming in slowly. The indications are that East Tennessee has gone republican by the usual majority. Democratic gains are reported in Middle and West Tennessee. A rather light vote was cast in this (Davidson) oounty. The democrats certainly elect the trustee and slioriff. The race between Hudson (demo crat! and Walsh (republican) for trustee is very close. All the magisterial tickets were badly scratched. BUNGLING ON THE GIBBET. “Blinky” Morgan’s Midnight Hanging Unusually Horrible. Columbus, 0., Aug. B.—“Blinky” Mor gan was hanged in the jail here shortly after 1 o’clock this morning. The execution was witnessed by about thirty persons. Morgan wus on the scaffold when the spec tators entered tho execution dejartment. He looked like a gentleman dressed for an ovening ball. s(organ refused to say a word, but stood like a statue as the ropes were adjusted. The trap was sprung at 1:22 o’clock. He fell seven feet. A "ORRIBLE death. The stra[> came off bis arms and he began trying to pull the rope off of his neck. Physicians grabbed his hands and held thorn down until lie died of strangulation. It was twonty-four minute; before liis heart ceased to beat. He diod a terrible death, drawing his legs up and kicking in a fright ful manner. He was cut down at 1:44 o’clock. SHOT AT THE POLLB. As All involved Wore Republicans It May Not Make Campaign Capital Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 3.— Yesterday at a voting precinct in the tenth dist rict of Claiborne county, Burnside Yoakum shot and killed James Smith, the indenendent republican candidate for county trustee. Smit h and Yoakum’s brother were engaged in u hot discussion over tlio election when Yoakum walked up and shot Smith through the temple, killing him instantly. Yoakum escaped. All parries are republicans. GRANTED A CONTINUANCE The Cases of the Anarchists Go Over Till September. Chicago, Aug. B.—Ralph Levic, the anarchist guumaker, and allogod manu facturer of dynamite, aud hia fellow con spirators, Hronok, Chapek and Chloboun, wore before Judge Hawes to-day to ask for a continuance of their case, which is on tbe call of tee calendar for tbe present term. As tho state has a number of important cases on hand a continuance was agreed to until the September terra. Killed by the Heat. Little Rock. Ark., Aug. 3.—The ex treme hot weather prevailing here for the past wees has prove i very fatal to out-of door laborers. Wednesday four persons were so overcome by the beat that they died before morniar BUSINESS BETTER. The Volume of Trade Fully Equal to That of Last Year. New YorK, Aug. B.—R. G. Dun & Co’s, review of trade for the week say;; Business is a little better aud In the aggregate tho volume is now fully equal to that of last year at this dato, although small in some important branches. The iron and woolen trades havo materially decreased, but busi ness in groceries, lumber and farm pro ducts generally is large and confidence in improvement at no distent day grows stronger. This confidence has a substantial basis in the crop prospects, which grow more satisfactory each week, and in a belief that the changes (f the tariff affecting important industries will by con gressional disagreemont b referred to tho vote of the people. At sorno points lateness of season retards the revival of activity and at many tbe recent prevailing dullness is still unbroken, but the general result is a perceptible increase of activity. At Pitts burg and Nashville larger transactions and better prices in iron have been noticed,with improvement also in charcoul and iron at Detroit. wool dealings. Wool dealings are smaller than usual, farm ers hoping for better prices hereafter. Dry goods are not especially active, the demand for woolens being slack even at the low prices, and for cottons rather irregular for the season. .Speculative markets have been non-act ive. Wheat has risen 4 cents for tho week, with sales of 83,000,000 bushels at New York: corn 1 cent with sales of 18,000,000 bushels, and oats 2 cents, but all appeared still higher on Wednesday and have since declined. Hogs have risen 10 cents, lard 15 cents per 100 pounds, pork 2-5 rents per bar rel, oil 1% cents, and cotton 22 cents per 100 pounds, with sales of 289,000 hales. The excellence of the crop prospects in this country does not prevent an advance in product, which is based on a belief in a larger foreign demand hereafter, though tho ex ports thus far have been much below those of last year. IRON STRONGER. Iron is considered stronger, though No. 1 Southern is quoted at (17 25 delivered in Brooklyn, and steel rails are lower, sales being equivalent to (29 at the Easton mills. The average of all prices has risen per cent, since July 1. Reports as to collections do not improve, and complaints are common. Most industries appear fairly employed, though no improvement is seon in iron or woolen manufacture, and all qualities of wool average the same price as July 1, but the labor difficulties are gradually dimin ished. Exchanges at all points are smaller than a year ago, because of a decline at New York. Outside of this city the aggregate shows a gain of 1 per cent. FOREIGN TRADE DIMINISHING. Foreign trade is diminishing. The New York reports for four weeks snow a decline of 13.3 per cent, in the value of exports, and much more for the last week, with paly a slight increase in imports. Thus the state of foreign trade is a constant reminder that much depends upon a con tinuance of foreign investments aud loans. The New York returns would indicate an excess of merchandise imports over tho exports of about (13,000,Oik) for July, fol lowing $81,000,000 for the previous six mouths. Uuloss products move out freely embarrassment may result und a rise in tho prices of exportable products tends to check their movement. WHAT THE TREASURY HAS DONE. The treasury has taken iu during the past week (2,000,000 more than it bas paid out, and the actual circulation of all kinds is about (5,000,000 less than it was a month ago, owing mainly to the large retirement of bank notes. But this results from the com parative inactivity of t rade,and reports from all monetary centers indicate that the sup ply of money is ample for all legitimate business. The settlement of the cable war and the excellent crop prospects huve been used to advance stocks about 62 cents per share, but the western freight wars do not yet improve, in spite of the frequent honeful reports. The business failures throughout the country during the last week number for the United States 191 and for Canada 25, a total of 218, against 221 last week. TROOPS SENT TO HUOOTON. A Pitched Battle Between the Two Towns Imminent. St. Louis, Aug 3.—A special dispatch says that ten companies of the Second regi ment of the state militia left Hutchinson, Kas., by special train this morning for Liberty, Kas. From there they will march across the prairie to Hugoton and not reach that place until Sunday. Re ports today from Stevens county are to the effect that the situation is serious and an open conflict is feared at any mo ment. Both towns are getting more arms and ammunition and preparing for war. On Wednesday evening a Woodsdale man named Harter, and a Hugoton man named Watson, met, about mid*ay between the two to* ns and had a duel. Several shots were fired at long and short range. Harter waa seriously wounded A DOUBLE SCULL RAGE. McKay and Gaudaur Win After a Very Stubborn Pull. Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 3—The double scull ruoe for the championship of the United States and $2,500 a side, between Teeiner and Ham and Gaudaur und McKay, which was postponed yesterday on account of the roughness of the water, was rowod this morning. The conditions were all favorable. There was very little wind blowing and the water was as smooth as glass. Both pair at the signal to go struck the water simultane ously, and the raoe was stubbornly con tested throughout. It was nip and tuck over the greeter par” of t,h<> course, but McKay and Gaudaur exhibited tho greater staying [lowers, and finished from four to five lengths in advance of their opponents. The time of the race was 14:58, CRAZED BY CIGARETTES, Excessive Smoking Ruins a Once Prosperous Young Man. Cincinnati, Aug. 3.—A special from Paris, Ky., to the Enquirer says: "Henry M. Viinont of Millersburg, Ky., wu yester day Bent to the Lexingtou insane asylum. Those who were acquainted with his habits nay that this loss of reason was c .used by Ins inveterate cigarette smoking be having been known to smoke 100 a day. At the time that hia mind commenced to give way. a couple of years ago. he was bolding u lucrative position in L:odvilla, (Jol., and was a motel voting man.' ’ End of a Drought. Danville, Va., Aug. B.— The long drought, in this portion of the Bright tobac co section was broken to-day bv a steady rain. Tobac o ha* suffered greatly, but the rain will revive it, aiid with a good season from this time on a large oropof fine bright tobacco may be looked for. AN EARTHQUAKE PANIC. A WOMAN’S CRY STAMPEDES CHARLESTON DEMOCRATS. A Blowfon a Base-Drum So Startled the Negress That She Raised the False Alarm—Farmer Tillman Given a Lively Reception by the Audience— His Speech a Rehash. Charleston, S. C., Aug. B.—The demo cratic rally hero to-night bade fair to be a fizzle, whon a strange incident, occurred which livened up the proceedings. The turnout was large enough, but the speeches of Gov. Richardson and Lieut. Gov. Maul din fell comparatively flit. Tho former spoke for over an hour and a quarter and the lalterforover half an hour. The reformer, Tillman, the piece tic resist ance, took the stand amid cries of “Lot her go, Ben Uallagher!” Thors were some at tempts to interrogate him. but the chair man promptly stopped these. Mr. Till man’s spoech was frequently punctuated with applause and shouts of laughter. AN EARTHQUAKE PANIC. While he was speaking a strange panic occurred. Someone kicked tho bass drum belonging to tho band. A woman iu tho crowd shrieked out: "Good God! dat’s a shako,” and tho crowd stampeded. There were a good many negroes present aud these, as well as the whites, dashed panic stricken down the street. Three or four little negroes were trampled upon and seriously hurt, and many of tho audience had their hats and coats torn off them. There was no shake, of course, and the stampede was soon stopped, but the scare proved too much for many of tho crowd, and the mooting was finished with a comparatively slim audience. Mr. Till man’s speech was simply a repetition of those he had previously made, only many of his utterances were toned down. Mr. Tiliman spoke over an hour,uotwithslanding another stampede which occurred. He seemed to make a decided impression upou the audienca Comptroller General Verner was the last speaker, aud closed the meet ing about 1 o’clock. FLOUR MILLERS COMBINE. The Initiatory Steps Taken for the Formation of a Trust. St. Louis, Aug. 8. —Circulars have been issued by Alexander H. Smith, secretary of the St. Louis millers’ association, calling a meeting of the millers of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Tennessee and of all the winter wheat states for the purpose of framing a flour trust. The mooting is to be held in St. Louis Aug. 31. An agreement has already been signed by all the prominent millers of St. Louis. Tho St Louis associa tion has a capacity of 17,000 barrels per day. The agreement is very rigid in its stipulations. It is proposed to call tho trust the “Central Millers’ association,” the ob ject being to secure to members a legiti mate profit on their products. A RULE OF IRON. lii italics will be found the following stipulation in tho agreement: “Absolute submission to authority, of which the individual member is only an integral part.” The power of the directors is mado abso lute. They are to fix prices, muy order a reduction in the output, or the closing down of a mill, and c intract with brokers to act for members of the association. Credits are not to exceed thirty days. Mills ut points tributary to Ht. Louis, Detroit or Toledo shall not pay over the current prices for tho same grades of wheat or flour in those markets, less two-thirds of the freight rate thereto. SMALLER LOTS HIGHER. All sales of less than car lots must be 10 cents higher than tho current minimum prices. The trust proposes to c mtrol abso lutely the output, price and sale of flour in the territory it will govern. The circular has been kept a profound secret until to day, ami the promoters of tho project are very angry over its g lining publicity. DULUTH DELUGED. The Streets of the City Transformed Into Rushing Torrents. DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 3. —Two separate storms of rain, hail and lightning visit xl Duluth last evening within a few moments of each other. During two hours the rain was the heaviest over known. Several houses were struck by lightning but no one was injured. A policeman and five men standing on a corner watching the flood were knocked down by lightning, but recovered. Upward of fifty firms suffered loss through flooded street? anil basements. The losses ranse as high as (4,000 in some instances. Fred Ba a, who was the heaviest loser, has been flooded out three times. STREET CARS STOPPED. Travel on the street car lines was immedi ately stopped by floods of water rushing over the tracks. At some places it was two and three feet deep The electric li -ht station wus flooded and the lights wont out all over tho city. Washouts of sidewalks and cross walks are too uumorious to enumerate, extending all over tho city In various places. Telegraph aud telephone wires were badly broken and mixed, and railroad yards und rond tracks undermined and carried away. One enterprising merchant launched a birch bark canoe on Huperior street and navigated for a considerable distance in it. The losses will aggregate to the city, county, railroads and private individuals at least $150,090. MOKE TIME FOR BROOKS. The British Government Asks That He be Respited. Bt. Louis, Aug. 3. —When the news reached here this morning that the British government had requested further respite for Hugh M. Brooks, better known as Maxwell, on the ground that both tho murderer and his victim were British subjects, it created no little surprise, though some new move has been looked for. Gov. Moorehouso bus received merely a formal telegraph not,ho that papers have been forwarded by mail, and does not know what action he wdl take. HOW IT WAS SECURED. John I. Martin, one of Maxwell’s attor neys, \}’s the request for a respite was secured through the efforts of Maxwell's father with Ix>r.l Halisburf, und he claims that new corroi>orative testimony has been developed winch will save Max sell from the gallows. Ho is confident that the gov ernor will grant a respite. Circuit Attorney Clover is not surprised, and thinks it probable that a brief respite may be granted. He is firmly convinced, however, that Maxwell must eventually hang- Natural Gaa For Rome. Rome, Ga.. Aug. 3.—The indication* are very strong that petroleum or natural gas will be dl covered near Rome. bave. ul discoveries made in the last few days goto prove this. A company will be formed to make testa FLORIDA’S FEVER. EUfht Cuaxa Under Treatment at Mana tee—No Change at Tampa. W asuington, Aug. 3. —Surgeon General Hamilton has received the following tele gram from Dr. Murray, at Manatee: “Three new coses have developed, making eight in all at Manatee. No deaths have occurred. ” Ho has also received a dispatch front Dr. Wall, at Tampa, as follows: “Dr. Murray has lieen looking after the cordon, making a house inspection and trying to got the people to recognize tho gravity of the situation. He has the oppo sition of the local physicians only. The one case reported at Plant City is the samo as reported yesterday." dr. Mitchell’s confidence. Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 3.—Dr. Neal Mitchell, president of tho Duval county board of health, emphatically says that there is no yellow fever at Tampa. “Our board of health," said tho doctor, “is in daily communication with Dr. Wall of Tampa, and we have every reliance in Dr. Wad's integrity, and should a case of fever break out in Tampa ho will immediately in form us. so that we can take steps to protect Jacksonville from any influx of refugees like lust year. We can’t take any chances, and won't take any, and this the people may roly on.” A WOMAN AT THE BOTTOM OF IT. Two Men Meet on the Road and Make T argeta of E’ucb Other. Temple, Tex.. Aug. 3.—A tragedy oc curred on the public road noar Rogers, on Wednesday evening. 11. R. Lemmon and Henry Emmons were traveling from Rog ers toward home, and were met by J. M. Crow, with whom Lemmon had previously lmd trouble, and shooting commenced at once. Both Lemmon and Emmons were shot to death and their bodies left lying in the road. Crow went to his home and sent word that lie was ready to surrender, as lie felt that he wa; justified in what ho had done. The quarrel between Crow and Lemmon had its origin about a year ago in slanderous reports which wore circulated connecting tho names of Crow and Mrs. Lemmon together. An affray occurred about that time between Mrs. Lemmon and Crow’s wifo, in which the lattor was badly beaten. FAIR ROUTB A BLACKMAILER. A Demand for $6,000 Spot Cash Re plied to With a Blow. Ban Francisco, Aug. 3. —Something *of a sensation was created this afternoon by a man named Geisfeldcr, representative of a small paper here, rushing down the steps of the Nevada bank crying “murder.” Geisfelder had secured an interview with ex-Senator James S. Fair, who is president of the bank, and threatened Senator Fair with the publica tion of a scurrilous article against him if he he did not at once give Geisfelder $5,000. Tile demand enraged Seuutor Fair, who felled Goisfelder with a blow. Geisfelder drew a pistol, and Senator Fair, drawing his own, struck the blackmailer on the head, when the dorks of the bank rushed in and joined in defending their president. Geisfelaor then fled. RUINED BY THE RAIN. French Peasants Forced to Kill Thuir Stock for Want of Fodder. Paris, Aug. 3.—The president of the French Agricultural society has made a re port regarding the losses caused by the re cent rains. He says tiiat hay has been de stroyed, and that peasants have Imen coin polio i to kill their animals, being unable to feed them. He also says that corn can not ripen, that potatoes are rotting and the vintage this year will bo inferior. Ho esti mates the loss to agriculture at 500,000 francs, and says that if the bad weather continues a month longer tho crisis will ex tend to enormous dimensions. FLOODS IN GERMANS'. Berlin, Aug. 3.—Bilesia is being devas tated by terrible floods, which are the worst known in thirty years. Along the rivers Bober and Fecketi the (laniaio is especially great. Several mills at Greifenburg have been destroyed and crops have been ruined. FRENCH STRIKERS RIOTOUS. They Stone the Police After a Meeting but are Overawed. Paris, Aug. 3.—At a mass meeting of strikers at the labor exchange to-day, violent speeches were made in favor of holding out. Many of tho strikers, how ever, becoming discouragod, have resumed work. After the meeting the waiters, barbers and other, marched away, singing the “Marseillaise.” They stoned the police. Tho situation becoming critical, an officer drew his revolver and overawed the crowd. Several restaurant and cafe waiters have threatened to strike. BUSH FIRES IN CANADA. The Village of Eureka Reported En tirely Destroyed by Fire. Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 3. —Bush fires are still raging in the surrounding district, causing immense damage. It is reported that the small village of Eureka, near Boar Brook, on the Canada Atlantic railway, about twenty miles from Ottawa, lias been burned to the ground. The villago com prised a saw mill, some two or three stores and several houses. Italy in tho Soudan. Home, Aug. 3.—Tho Italiun government has notified the powers that the Italiun flag has been hoisted on tho island of Bcoila, southward of Masse wall, and that a pro tectorate has been proclaimed in compli ance with the demands of the local sheiks. The Parnellite Inquiry. London, Amr. 4, 5 a. m.— The Daily News says that tho Parnellitos have no in tention at. present to offer further serious opposition to the commission bill. Thecoin misslon. it says, will probably not com mence the inquiry until November. Fmpsror William’s Trip to Rome. Rome, Aug. 3.—The papal nuncio at Vieuuu lias been instructed to arrange with the German court the details of Emperor William’s visit to tho Vatican. Not Going to Baden. London, Aug. 3.— lt is officially an nounced that Queen Victoria will not go to Baden. Jumped from Brooklyn Bridge. New York. Aug. 3.—A young stableman of Btateu Island evaded the police to-day and jtinip<sl from the Brooklyn bridge. Ho is now at the Long Island college hospital, probably fatally injured. Congressman Blount Coming Homs Washington, Aug. 3.—Representative Blount goos to Macon for ten days on busi ness to-morrow. j PRICE $lO A YE AH. I t IGAJT3 A COPY, f NO HONOR OR GLORY IN IT A GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION GOING A BEGGING. ——■ Tho Republicans of the State Ask Gen. Longstreet and Messrs. Hill ar.d Glenn if They Would Accept a Nomi nation—The First Two Make Neg ative Replies. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3.—Smith W. Easely, Jr., secretary of the sub-committee of the republican state central committee, has received replies from Gen. James Long street of Gainesville, Joshua Hill of Madi son, and Jesse A. Glenn of Dalton, relative to their becoming candidates on tho state house ticket. TWO OF THEM DECLINE. Gen. Longstroet declinos to run for gover nor, on the ground that his health is bad, and that he is too old to enguge in an active canvass. Ex-Senator Hill also declines to run on account of old age. Mr. Glenn, who is tho father of William Glenn, a member of the last House of repre sentatives, writes that ho is willing to do anything that is necessary to advance tho party in Georgia. WILL RUN IF ASKED TO. lie says if the use of his uuiuo for govers nor would materially strengthen the ticket ho will gladly allow tho use of it. Another effort will lie made to get Gan, LongsrreetJ to run, and in case of a refusal, Mr. Glenii will tie put- on the ticket. The republicans are steadily organizing in Atlanta and they have hopes of electing a number of the local officers this year, owing to the split among the whites on the prohibition ques ion. QUITMAN’S TRAGEDY. A Brother-in-Law of Arrington Warned to Leave the County. Quitman, Ua., Aug. 3. M. H. Williams, a brother-in law of W. T. A rrington, the man who killed Lewis Lane, received oil Wednesday of this week, through the Quit man postofllco, an anonymous letter signed “Many Friends of Lane,” telling him tq leave town in twentv-four hours, or ha wouldn't sleep well. Williams is ignorant: as to the writer. He has not left town yet, and expro-ses no intention of doing so. The general opinion here seems to be tba( the letter was written by some meddlesome person with the idea of getting up uuothe* sensation. A CARD FROM LANE’S FRIENDS. The Quitman Free Press, which came out this afternoon, publishes the following! Quitman, Ga., Aug. 2, 1888. To the Editor of the (Juitman Free Prens f The relatives of L. C. Lane, deceased, having been informed that on Wednesday last M. U. Williams received an anonymous letter notify ing him to leave town in twenty-four hours, w| bogspact In the columns of your valuable paper to denounce in unmeasured terms said letter and we further stale that its author is not a fri-nd of [sine's, but is an ignominious enemy, We can assure Mr. Williams that lie need not fear any violence from the friends of Lane, All they ask Is that the killing of Line be legally investigated. When that is done they will willingly abide by the verdict of their country men. Respectfully, Friends of Lane. EXCITEMENT REVIVED. The excitement over tlio tgtse was dying out, but the anonymous letter which Mr, Williams received lias created a little rip. pie. Arrington aud Henry Wiiiiams ary still out of town. Thoy aro keeping out of the sheriff’s wav until the question of bonrj has been settled. Their lawyers will argue an application for bond before Judge Hanse l at Thomas* ville next Monday. BRUNSWICK’S BOOMERS. The Stock of Their Company Listed on ’Change at New York. New York, Aug. 3.—Tho Brunswick company is a corporation organized undef the laws of Georgia for the development oj the seaport facilities and other natural adt vantages of Brunswick. The capital stock is S7,O<XJ,OOO. Since its organization thy company hai. mode very great improve! ments at Brunswick, such as tho establish! ment of a street railroad, the erection oj two magnificent hotels aud several othed things of like importance. REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS. The company bos bought and acquired extensive real-estate property in andarouMf Brunswick, together with vast water front ages, all of which is said to be very valua ble. The stock is owned principally by New York aud Boston capitalists, who are very enthusiastic over the enterprise. Tha par value of the stock is SIOO per share. LISTED ON ’CHANGE. There were no dealings to day, owing tq the fact that it was not generally known that it lmd been listed on the exchange until after the market closed. Insiders sav it wil| probably open at about slll or sll2 pel share, and they predict much higher for it in the near future. A NEW ERA. This company inaugurates anew era ia the history of Brunswick and opens up groat possibilities for its future. It it another one of those innumerable enter* prises which have been organized during tbs last five years to. tho development of tha “new south.” The invaluable resources of tho south are coming to bo more and mora appreciated every ilay, and capital is flow ing in freely to that field for investment. ML J. V. AUGUSTA SENSATIONS. “ Mr. and Miss Sams” Start for Virginia -Explosion of a Lamp. Augusta, Ga., Aug. ik—“Mr. and Miss Bams” have gone buck to Virginia to fac4 tho music in answer to telegrams frouj W. F. Mathews, husband of Miss Banisj and some of her relations, who wired hel to come on matters of vital importance to her and her cousin, young Banks. The latter purchases! u flue Smith & Wesson iiistol before leaving, saying that thy Snglish bull-dog which he carried did not shoot true. They were here twelve days, and their consummate nerve in facing the community under the flimsy masquerade oj brother and sister appalled every oae. Too explosion ot u large kerosene oil can in the store of J. 11. W Lurtje, on Twiggj street, about midnight tonight wrecked the whole of one side of the store and set it oq fire. Hud tho can been on the opposite side the entire family would have been killed* Great difllculty was experienced in saving one of the small cbildrou. The family escaped with only tho clothes they had oq their backs. An insurance policy expireq the first of the mouth. The loss is about $3,000. Senate Routine. Washington, Aug. 3.—ln the senate toy day th resolution offered yesterday by Mrf Hoar fixing the hour of the daily meeting pt 11 o’clock in the morning was taken up and adopted by a vote of 24 yeas to 23 naira, a party vote. A resolution was offered by Mr. Gray that when tue senate adjourn to day it be till Monday. It waa adopted by <k vote of 21 yeas to 19 uajs.