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< EAushed 1860. Incorporated 1888. >■ J. H. ESTILL, President. 1 A iyGER LIST OF SICK, j the Amber jumps up to 22, but ■fe DEATHS DROP TO 1. Fourt&of the New Patients Negrroes —Halations to Be Given Deserving- But Umployed Colored Men—Pres ident fcQuaid Goes North—Notes from Cj-b and Sick Eed. Fla., Nov. 20.—Presi dent NealWchell’s official bulletin for the twenty-fot hours ending at 6 o’clock to-night is follows: New cases 22 Deaths... \ i Total cases to date 4,043 Total daaths to date 403 WHITE PATIENTS. The new WY e cases are: Bartolo 'l\beaut. Mildred S^kton. Dennis How^ l . Miss V. WYEt. Miss Porter. Prof. George \ Risch. Mr. Jamison. Mrs. Allen Brwn. death-jf the day. To-day’s death w* that of: William SPiERSDf Brooklyn. Eight whites ant 14 negroes constitute the race division of he new cases. half rations tor colored men. The central re/if committee met this morning and deefid that in the future all unemployed an(j worthy colored men, whether marriedrr single, would bo sup plied with half rftions at the main commis sary, which is n<W open in Foster lane. It is the desire of foe committee to alleviate suffering as mu<j as possible, but the funds are growing low and although the epidemic seems nearing ificlose, still the money and rations must be 4ed very economically. It will be well for te colored people to realize this state of affars and stop grumbling. The relief coramftee are doing all they can for the poor. president goes north. President McQund of the Jacksonville Sanitary Associate left to-day for the north to recuperate Probably no man in Jacksonville needs tecuperation more than Mr. McQu&id, who luring the epidemic has given valuable sorttces to the city, actually neglecting his business pursuits for the sake of his suffering fellow-citizens. The Evening Metropolis \)&ya a high compli ment to Mr. McQuaif, as follows: It, is of such materialth&t heroes are made, and Jacksonville owes uis manly, generous citi zen a debt of gratitude that will never be for gotton by our people, aid unhesitatingly pro nounces him a hero of hiroes. AMONG TIE SICK. Harry Lewis is better to-day. Miss Kepp will be diaharged shortly from St. Luke’s. This is awful weather for the yellow fever patients. There are now thirteen' patients at St. Luke’s hospital. Robert Walker, a y#ung Englishman, is very low at St. Lukefc hospital. The four Italians who were arrested Sun day for having enta*ed Jacksonville from Char eston were sent to Camp Perry tins morning. Louis Anderson, who died at Ellaville last week of yellow fever, was an Ocala man, who went to Ellaviii* last August to work as bookkeeper for liacki’s mill. He was 21 years old. NOTES ABOUT TOWN. * The steamtug Mermaid broke her eccen tric red last night and had to be towed into town thiri morning by the steamer (Georgia. J. C. Carkeel, who was badly Injured^by a runaway horse las: Sunday, on Pine street, is very seriously hurt, and fears are entertained for his recovery. An addition to St. Andrew’s rectory is in contemplation, and will probably soon be commenced. Dr. Shee, the Fairfield druggist who has he.'n having a lively case of yellow fever to himself, is reported to have had black vomit to-day. There was a rumor to-day of the death of Street Car Conductor Smith and also of another death in Fairfield, said to have taken place yesterday. The death of A. G. Hayine yesterday, adds another to the list of good young men who have fallen victims to the fever. He was of irreproachable morals, and greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a native of Georgia, and has been a citizen of Hast Jacksonville about two years. He was connected with T. White in the business known under the title of the Jacksonville Lumber Company. FERNANDINA’3 NEED3. The Money on Hand Won’t Last Over a Week Longer. Fernandina, Fla., Nov. 20.—The report of yellow fever for the twojjty-four hours ending at 6 o’clock to-night is as follows: New cases I Deaths ...... ... . o By order of the board of health, the physi cians are required to report undoubted yel low fever cases only, and to eliminate all doubtful or suspect cases. The foregoing is the return under this order, which also show* four cases of tho same description under treatment. The Howard Association, upon a careful review of the situation, see a positivo neces sity for moro assistance. They have cut down the measure of relief nearly one-half, and at that rate their resources will not curry them over a week more. WILL NEED HELP FOR SOME TIME. Should cold weather set in immediately and fmsi ensue, it would yet require several "ovks before confidence could bo restored ®o that the quarantine against the infected Placid of Florida would be raised and busi ne s be resumed so that laborers could find enipl ynient. The association asks aid iu in']i ioy or provisions to bridge over th Is time. They have secured tiio last dollar t. l f ‘ an sec,irct l from tho relief fund in Jacksonville, and have no other resource mt the public. The amount needed will not be great, but they believe that the need will te urgent. ENTERPRISE CLOSE-MOUTHED. No Reliablo Information Obtainable at Sanford. Sanford, Fla., Nov. 20.—N0 reliable re roit from Enterprise can be obtained here. 110 latest to bo got is that there has been 1 no new case in the past sixty hours, and this j °nly ease known here to be under ointment. Drs. Posey and Caldwell and (JV*r rse ® went to Camp Perry on Nov. IS, tlf- Long, a resident physician, is in of affairs. It is rumored that qtiar me restrictions will be greatly modified in a short while. DISINFECTION RULES. burgeon General Hamilton’s Letters to Dr. Porter. '' ashinoton, Nov. 20.—Surgeon Gen f r *i Hamilton sent the following letter to 'irguon Porter, at Jacksonville, yesterday : Mavni -T 111 in, ” rm the city council, through Jor Uerow, that the passago of an ordinance m the form inclosed will be satisfactory to the government, and articles actually necessary to l>e destroyed will be paid for. All articles ot clothing and bttdding that can be disinfected by being plunged into a disinfecting solution and afterward plunged into boiling water could be so treated. For this purpose a laundry house should ho immediately constructed, or if, in your judgment, it can better be done, a laundry already in operation will be rented. But nothing will be done in this matter until the ordinance shall have passed, as. without it, it is useless to undertake the work. WHAT MUST BE DESTROYED. • In a letter written to Surgeon Porter to day Surgeon General Hamilton says: My opinion is that the class of articles that need necessarily be destroyed is an extremely limited one. Mattresses and their contents, pillows and comforts cannot well be disinfected, at least without the employment of a process so expensive as to reader it useless from an economic point of view. With these excep tions, I think all articles in sick rooms can be properly disinfected. Bed chamber walls should be sponged and washed with a solution of bi chloride of mercury, and such articles as sheets, pillow cases and blankets should be first plunged in a dif.r.fecting solution and after wards put in boiling water. Wearing apparel, banging in closets adjacent to bed chambers; carpets of bed chambers and rugs in bed chambers should be subject to disinfection by steaming. All houses should be exposed to air currents as much as possible. Upholstered furniture should be treated by spraying with a bi chloride of mercury solution. Please notify me by telegraph when the city council passes the ordinance enclosed in yesterday s letter. THE ORDINANCE. The ordinance referred to is as follows: Whereas, Article 3of section 4 of the act of May 3, 1887, authorizes the city council to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants, and to prevent and remove nuisances, and for other purposes; therefore. Be it ordained by the city council of the city of Jacksonville that, In order to secure the gen eral health of the inhabitants of this city, it shall be [unlawful for any person to refuse to give up, to conceal, or to remove any article in any house owned or occupied by such inhabi tant, which shall be declared to be infected by yellow fever by the board of health of the county of Duval, the city physician, or by any officer of the United States government co-operating with said board of health, or with the city council of this city. That within ten days from the date of this ordinance, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, every house holder having in his possession any article be lieved to be, or declared to be infected, shall forthwith report the same to the officer of the United States government designated as having charge of the government relief measures in this city, and in case any such article is directed to be destroyed by fire said article or articles shall be appraised by such board of appraisers as shall l>e agreed upon between the city council and the officer repre senting the United States, and payment for the same to be guaranteed by the governn ent of the United States. All bedding and pillows and bed clothing and other articles which shall be declared by the health authorities to be infected and liable to communicate diseases are hereby declared to be nuisances,and the city authorities are hereby authorized to seize and condemn the same to be either disinfected or destroyed, and possession of such articles after they are declared to be infected shall be a mis demeanor; and, on conviction thereof, the per son or persons in possession shall be fined not exceeding SIOO or imprisoned not exceeding thirty days. Articles so seized, or surrendered, or so condemned, will be paid for by the United States undu* regula tions to be published by the surgeon general of the marine hospital service. Any person con cealing articles suspected or known to be in fected, or violating any other clause of this act, shall, upoD conviction thereof before any municipal court, forfeit and pay into the city treasury the sum of SIOO or suffer imprisonment for a period not exceeding thirty day, or both, at the discretion of the court. It is further de clared to be unlawful for any person to carry through the streets of said city, or cause to be removed from iiouse t-o house, any infected article without having a permit for such re moval from the county or city board of health, or the medical officer in charge of the govern ment relief measures. In houses where yellow fever has appeared at any time within a period of six month the articles therein requiring to be disinfected shall be turned over to the officer in charge of the government disinfecting estab lishment, or his representative, and shall be dis infected, and will be returned to the house holder. Gainesville Has Throe New Cases. Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 20.—Surgeon Martin reports 3 new cases to-day—l white and 2 colored. It is raining heavily. DRAWBACKS ON CLEANED RICE. The Secretary of the Treasury Issues Instructions. Washington, Nov. 20.—Correspondence has passed between tho treasury depart ment and the collector of customs at New York in regard to certain entries for draw back on cleaned rice, exported by a Now York firm. “It appears,’’ says the secretary, ‘‘that the existing drawback on cleaned rice, viz., $1 6o per 100 pounds, if applied to the exportation covered by the entries in ques tion, would result in the allowance of a far greater amount than the duty paid on the quantity of imported rough rice shown by the entries to have been used in the produc tion of the cleaned rice exported. THE WASTAGE. ’ “It appears further,” says the secretary, “that inasmuch as iu a great majority of eases the wastage incurred in the cleaning office is not less, but rather greater, than the percentage (10 per cent.) on which the existing rate is based, either the rough rice used in the production of .the article ex ported under said entries was imported in a condition exceptionally free from impuri ties or the quantity actually used was under estimated by the manufacturers. The collector recommends that the existing rate be maintained, but that the particular entries in question be liquidated on the basis of the weight of the uncleaued rice used as stated in tho manufacturer’s affi davit. The department has approved this recommendation and authorized the col lector to act accordingly.” A BERTH FOR COL. LAMONT. Rumors That He Mny Be Appointed Judge Advocate General. Washington, Nov. 20.—The lively strife among army ollicers who aspire to appoint ment as staff officers has bsen still further stimulated by a report, which is gaining cur rency, to the effect that the President con templates the appointment of his private secretary, Col. Lamout, as ludge advocate general, to succeed Gen. Swann. If the President has such an intention, and decides to follow precedents regulating tho appoint ment of civilians to high military posts, bo would first make Col. Lamont a major in tho United States army. He would then bo nominated to the Senate as judge advocate genoral, and if the domination were confirmed by the Senate, theconflrma tion would have the effect to remove the present judge advocate general, Gen. Swaim, who is now under suspension upon sentence of court-martial. This course would be in line with regular military pro cedure, while some delicate legal points would be involved in the appointment should it be made to tho higher office di rectly. Col. Lamont, when first interrogated this afternoon as to tho truth of tho report, said simply that he had not previously heard it, anu (lid not know anything about it. At a later hour, however, be authorized its denial, saying: “There is absolutely no truth in it whatever.” Purchases of Bonds. Washington, Nov. 20.—The bond offer ings to-day aggregated SBOI,OOO. Tho secretary accepted $311,000 4%s at 107% at 109. SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1888. BUYING OUT LANDLORDS. JOHN DILLON WARNS THE TAX PAYERS OF THE RISK. A Declaration 1 hat the Scheme Lack3 the Proper Guarantees—Future Re pudiation Among the Possibilities— The Existence of Arrears Used to Increase the Price of Land. London, Nov. 20.— 0n motion of Mr. Smith, the government leader, in the House of Commons this evening, the rule requir ing an adjournment at midnight was sus pended in order that the debate on the land purchase bill, extending the operation of the Ashbourne act, should proceed until a division was roached. John Dillon said ha thought the time had come to take a broad view of the Ashbourne act, and show the British taxpayer what advances might be asked and the nature of the security for‘them. He hoped the debate had resulted in waking up the taxpayers to the imminence of the danger of finding themselves committed to a scheme of land lord purchase without duo guarantees. PEASANT PROPRIETARY. It was astounding to hear the torios speak with fervor about the creation of peasant proprietary, at the same time charging the peasants with trying to frus trate a measure which was directed to that end. Among the first principles of the league stood peasant proprietary. The league aimed to procure such an alteration in the law as would enable every occupier of land to become an owner. lie Baid that he had formerly spoken in favor of the Ashbourne act, but it was when no coercion existed. With coercion the act was assisting the landlords to raise the price of their land, while it was breaking up the combinations of the ten ants. He must warn the English people that a day might come when the national programme would include repudiation of the liabilities under the act. This position has been forced upon the Irish people at the point of the bayonet. [Hear! Hear 1] NOT EQUALLY INTERESTED. Mr. Goschen had tried to show that there was adequate security for the advances, tie cause the terms of purchase included both the landlords’ and tenants’ interest. The truth was that in hundreds of cases the land commission had reported that the landlords’ and tenants’ interests together would not afford sufficient security for the price at which it was proposed to purchase. [Hear! hear!] It was absurd to say that the existence of arrears was not used to raise the price of land, and it was equally untrue to deny that coercion tended to raise the price by crushing that power of the tenants to combine. Tne government were trying to reduce the tenants to the un grotected position held by them in 1879. uch a course was cruel, dastardly, mean. It might inflict more misery upon the people, but they were wedded to liberty, and were prepared to make sacrifices to achieve it. [Cheers.] Lord George Hamilton (conservative) as sailed the Parnellites as opposing the bill because thsy were conscious that it would enable the people to forsake the league yoko. The landlords’ yoke might be heavy, but it was nothing compared with the tyranny of the league. Mr. Gladstone’s amendment was rejected by a vote of 330 to 246. The motion to in troduce the bill was agreed to. SKATING ON THIN ICE. Maj. Raunderson, conservative, said that Mr. Gladstone excelled in making the best of a bad cause and in skating on thin ice. The members below the gangway knew that this bill was most popular in Ireland. It was hardlv fair in Mr. Gladstone to ad vocate relief of arrears without telling them that those arrears had occurred since the passage of act of 1882, which act Mr. Gladstone pronounced a final settlement of the land question. Mr. Gladstone talked as if Irish landlords lived on arrears. [Laughter.] He (Mr. Saunderson) thought they much preferred rents. With regard to evictions, ho would like to ask tbe Scotch separatists what a Scotch landlord would do if he failed to obtain his rent. It was because the govern ment had been armed with power to'frus trnte such repudiation of liabilities as Mr. Dillon had predicted that he be lieved the security offered the state was ample, and that tbe obligations of Irishmen to the stato would ho loyally and honestly met. He objected to remis sion of arrears, because lenient landlords would suffer, while those who enforced pay ment when due would escape. Further, such remission would cause discontent among tenants who honestly paid their rents. A LIVELY LITTLE TILT. Lord Hartingtou said he thought that Mr. Dillon’s argument was not very cogent against the bill, but was very cogent in favor of coercion, because he not only con fessed but boasted that the value of land had been reduced from twenty to fifteen years’ purchase by a combination which rendered it impossible for a tenant with safety to take a vacant farm. Mr. Dillon denied that he used the words “with safety ” Lord Hartington retorted that nobody ever followed Mr. Dillon without receiving a contradiction. Mr. Dillon hotly protested. Lord Hartington, under great excite ment, resumed his speech, lie said he had not intended to make any imputation, hut Mr. Dillon insisted upon exactness in repro ducing his arguments, which it would be difficult to attain. He proceeded to argue that Mr. Dillon’s language justified every thing tiiat the government had been forced to do in order to uphold the law in Ireland. TWO DISTINCT QUESTIONS. The land purchase and arrears question were quite distinct. The rejection of the bill would nut facilitate dealing with arrears, the neceszity for which he thought were much overrated. The government never refust and to deal with tho arrears ques tion. The delay arose from difficulties in deciding ns to how to deal with the subject. Tbe Ashbourne act had been a most success ful experiment. Why abandon it now? Tho experience thus gained without loss would be invaluable when parliament em barked on a more ambitious scheme of land purchase. Mr. Morley made a spirited defense of Mr. Dillon against the remarks of Lord Hartington. He raid that Mr. Dillon’s char acter stool as high as that of any other meml>er of the house. As far as the taking of vacant farms was eonoerned, Mr. Dillon relied upon the creation of an esprit, du corps among the tenants, not upon intimi dation. Mr. Morley fully supported Glad stone’s contention that the arrears question was more urgent titan the Auhljourno bill, which, he said, ought to he postponed. Tho government admitted the necessity of a set tlement of tbe arrears question, and, having a majority on both sides of the house, must he hold responsible for not dealing with the question. [Cheeri.] He denied that the Ashbourne act had been such a success as Lord Hartingtou had asserted. CITING PROOFS. Among other reasons in proof of what be spoke, Mr. Morley said that only one-sixth of tbe £3,000,000 used hail been expended in the west of Ireland. He Quoted articles from the Birmingham Gazette to show that the Chamberlain party considered that the extension ot the Ashbourne act would | be as dangerous as Mr. Gladstone’s scheme; and yet they preferred to support it rather than to injure the position of the government; “and this,’’ Mr. Morley ex claimed, “is the party that stumps the coun try saying that a great gulf divides us. [Cheers.] Yes it is a great gulf, and your morality lies at the bottom.” [R mewed cheering.] The speaker said tns position ‘in reference to the land purchase scheme is unchanged, but lie did not want to purchase laud at any price. The government professed to ha\ e prepared a comprehensive scheme; why not produce it? Depend upon it, he said, if they voted £5,000,000 they would never seo their scheme, but would vote for an indefinite postponement of the land settlement ques tion, in addition to embarking on an un sound financial policy and delay in dealing with arrears. SMITH DEPENDS THE GOVERNMENT. Mr. Smith, the government leader, in de fending the government against the charge of a breach of faith, reminded the house that he, in July last, infor ned them that this bill would be introduced at the autumn se&sion. The house then divided. Second reading was fixed for Thursday. Tho unionists voted solidly with the gov ernment. Two (Ladstonians, Messrs. Haldane and Grey, voted against the amendment, and two others abstained from voting. The Giadstonian leaders did not challenge division on the second reading. Correspondence passed between Messrs. Gladstone and Smith to-day in reference to the bill under discussion. Mr. Gladstone maintained that Mr. Smith’s reference to the bill last July was not understood to cover such a large sum as £3,000,01 >O. Mr. Gladstone took dinner with a friend to night and met William O’Brien. SACKVILLE’S SUCCESSOR. Ho May Be Appointed before the Presi dent’s Term Expires. London, Nov. 20.—The government is considering the advisability of appointing a successor to Lord Sackville before Presi dent Cleveland vacates his office. A suc cessor may possibly be appointed in Decem ber. Lord H. C. Vivian, minister tp Brus sels, could have the Washington post if he wanted it, but it is believed that he does not desire it. After him the choice rests either upon Mr. Plunkett, the present envoy to Japan, Sir F. C. Lascelles, minister at Bucharest, or Mr. Monson, min ister at Athens. It is understood that Lord Sackville will go to Madrid, and that Mr. Ford, the present minister there, will be transferred to Vienna. Mr. Satow, minis ter resident at Bangkok, will succeed Mr. Palgrave as minister resident at Montevideo. EAST AFRICA'S BLOCKADE. The Negotiations with France are Still In Progress. London, Nov. 30.—1n the House of Lords to-night, Lord Salisbury stated that negotiations still proceeded with France with reference to the blockade of the East African coast. The concessions by France would practically enable the government to stop the slave trade. Tho objections that M. Goblet had taken were rather to the right of search theory than to its practice under the blockade. M. Goblet’s promise to send a war ship for the surveillance of vessels flying the French flag ended the difficulty. OFF FOR ZANZIBAR. Berlin, Nov. 20.—The cruiser Schwalbe has sailed for Zanzibar. GERMANY’S NEW LOAN. A Bill Asking for 60,000,000 Marks Already Before the Bundesrath. Berlin, Nov. 20. —la reference to the statement in the Post that the government will introduce a bill in the bundesrath to raise a loan for military, naval and railway purposes, it is announced that the bill is now before the bundesrath. It provides for a loan, as usual, when the budget is presented, of 60,000,000 marks. The funds are to bo used for extra expenditures on account of the army, navy and railways and telegraphs. RUSSIA AND BULGARIA. All Interest in the Little Bone of Con tention Renounced. Moscow, Nov. 20. —The Viedomoxti says that the Russian government has informed a number of Bulgarian refugees that Russia renounces all interest in Bulgaria, and that this decision date* from the time of Emperor Wilburn's visit to Vienna, Russia having abandoned all hope of Ger man mediation. A DUELING FAROE. Andrieux and Guyot go Through a Sham Encounter. Paris, Nov. 20.—The duel between M. Andrieux and M. Guyot, resulting from a charge made by the latter in La Lanferne that the Nimes trial was the outcome of col lusion between Numa Gilly and M. An drieux, was'fought this morning. Swords were used and M. Andrieux received a slight wound in the breast. Confident of Stanley's Safety. London, Nov. 20. Sir Francis DeWinter, in a speech at Kensington this evening, said he believed that Henry M. Stanley reached Wadelai last December or January, aud that he was compelled to wait there longer than he expected. Sir Francis to day re ceived a letter written by Mr. Jamieson, in April last, stating that all was well. Political Pastorals. Berlin, Nov. 20.— The nationals are pre paring to raise a question in the reichstng regarding the pastorals issued by tho bish ops of Cologne and Fulda, advising Catholics how to vote in the recent elections for members of the landtag. Germany’s General Officers. Berlin, Nov. 20. -The Kreuz Zeitung announces that the emperor has decided to appoint another sot of general officers to supersede the present incumbents, and that he has signed an order for the reorganiza tion of the field artillery. A Tax On Living In Havana. Havana, Nov. 20.—The mayor has issued a proclamation imposing a consumption tax on all eatables, drinkables and fuel, to take effect on Jan. 1 next. Tho press and public opinion condemn the measure. Emperor William in Berlin. Berlin, Nov. 20.—Emperor William and his family, accompanied by the Imperial court, have arrived In Berlin for the winter season. _____ Thanksgiving in Virginia. Richmond, Va„ Nov. 20.—Gov. Lee to day, in accordance with the proclamation of the President of the United H cates, issued his proclamation tor the observance of Thursday Nov. 20, as a day of Thanks giving. I’OWDERLY IS THE KING. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOING JUST AS HE WISHES. The Committee on Law Opts the Floor and is Apt to Hold. It for the Balance of the Week—Some of the Chaugea In the Constitution. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20.— That General Master Workman Powderly’s is tho ruling mind in this general assembly of tbe Knights of Labor has been evident for same time, and it was m ire than over ap parent at the morning session to-day. It was stated yesterday that. Mr. Powderly had signified bis willingness to continue in office under certain conditions. The report of the committee on law was submitted, and was exactly in accordance with the conditions expressed by Mr. Powderly. ONE MAN POWER. The “one man power," advocated by him in his annual address is having effect. Seo tion 15 of article 3 of the constitution wa amended by the committee to provide that tho elective officers shall ho the general master workma , general worthy foreman, general secretary-treasurer and general di rector of woman’s work. The general cx ecutive board shall consist, of four members beside the general mast r workman, and the general co-operative board shall consist of two members beside the general woithy foreman. TO COME FROM THE ARSKMRLY. All except the general executive board and general co-operative board shall be taken from the floor of tho general assem bly, and, when elected, shall servo two years. This is a reduction of two memliers in each board, besides a union of the office of secretary and treasurer, and is that much of a saving in ex lenses. powderly’s power. But the place whore Mr. Powderly’s influ ence most appears is in section 16 of the same article, which will hereafter provide that the general master workman shall be the chairman ex officio of the general ex ecutive board, and shall, as soon practic able, submit to the general assembly the names of eight persons eligible, under t.he constitution, trom which the general assem bly shall select four members. This shall be done as soon as possible aud at the same session at which the general master work man is elected. THE CO OPERATIVE BOARD. This action further provides that the gen eral worthy foreman shall bn ex-officio chairman of the general co-operutivo board, and that he shall submit to the general assembly four namos from which they shall elect two who will constitute that board. On the floor a prolonged debate followed the introduction of these amendments, it was desired to reduce the term of office and to change the size of the board, but such propositions were defeated, and the report of the committee was adopted by more than the required two-thirds majority. TO BE RETAINED. General Master Workman Powderly and General Worthy Foreman Richard Griffiths of Chicago will probably be retained in their present positions, and will, under the new laws, select their own advisers. The committee on law still had the floor when the noon recess was taken, and it has enough work cut out for the convention to take up all the time for the rest of the week, if not longer. CHANGES OF THE CONSTITUTION. The afternoon session wus taken up by the committee on law, with many changes of tho constitution. Contrary to the recom mendation of Mr. Powderly, the time of meeting was unchanged, which is tho first action yet taken against his will. The general master workman shall hereafter nil all vacancies on tho board by appoint ment, this being anew power added to the office. It is now proper for any rnornlior of the general executive board to approve tbe reports of the secretary-treasurer, although tliat was formerly permitted only to the general master workman. The general assembly so desiring msy hereafter declare vacant any place on the board, and it can do so without at tbe Barns time expelling the offi cer so removed. Before appointment or ganizers must puss a proper examination. This same committee reported approval of Mr. Powdorly’s denunciation o, a pro visional committee. BLOOMER’S PAPER NOT INDORSED. A resolution indorsing the Industrial, of Toledo, the paper of J. M. Bloomer, ex pelled yesterday, was withdrawn. Tbe mileage committee reported the total mileage of the general assembly to be 189,- 829 miles and the amount to be paid $7,593. The greatest distance traveled is by Dele gate Del warte of Belgium, whose mileage reaches 8,3 H. By formal vote, all decisions of General Master Workman Powderly since the general assembly of one year ago were approved. As the time of the election draws near, the delegates grow more interested, ami the hotel lobbies are crowded with busy groups discussing tho probabilities. Predictions might be made, but further than that Mr. Powderly will be re-elected they would be unreliable. BARRY ISSUES A LETTER. T. B. Barry has issued a formal open let ter to tbe delegates. Ho says: In violation of all the laws of knighthood and justice you have denied me a fair trial or an op portunity to lie heard In my own defense, and riy your action have placed yourselves in full accord witli the unlawful aud unwarranted action of the general executive hoard, whom I had charged with Irregularities, and who. being unable to answer my charges and fearing to meet me, have resorted to all manner of in trigue to override the constitution and deny me the right of a fair trial such as is guaranteed to every Knight of Labor. Your action is contrary to all law and decency. You have outraged justice, lowered your manhood and misrepre sented your constituents by your vote, and you depend on false re[M>rt and burying your actions in silence on your return home, as has been done after past sessions of the general as sernbiy. TO PUBLISH IT BROADCAST. This time your constituents will be given the truth by thoee who have use of their manhood. Since you have refused to give me an opportu nity to defend myself, I will now publish a few of the charges 1 ma le, and I defy you, or those whom you sustained by your votes, to prove them false. 1 will most you, or those whose actions you sustained, on tho rostrum, before the bar of public opinion, and prove from documents and witnesses tho correctness of my statements, and uncover the mask of sham from designing hypocrites, who are not deserving of humanity. I can prove that $1,250 of tho poverty's money was pant to Tom O'Reilly on tho order of T. V. Powderly and John (W. Hayes, when ho was not in the employ of nor had rendered service to tbe ordor to tho knowledge of the general officer i. I can prove that from ten to fourteen persons, who were not members of any union, worn em ployed in the general office of the executive board and Journal depart men!, and that ten or more Knights of Labor were discharged. A CHAKOZ OP COERCION. I can prove from documentary evidence that a printer in tbe general office waa given one day to make up his mind to vote in the local assembly us the administration required, or to leave tbe office. I can prove liy witnesses that blank forms were usd in the general office for the sola purpose of getting rid of clerks who would not bow in submission to tbe administra tion. I can prove that I received in June a letter from John W. Hayes asking my vote to wards employing a non-union member, who was to displace a Knight ot Labor and union man. I can prove that the machin- ery of the general office and it’s officers have been used to defeat the choice of the district representation to the general assembly. I can prove that the charier of District No. 74, East Saginaw. Mich , was illegally rec alled on the ground that dele gales from said district supported Mr. Harry at tbe last session of the gem ral assembly. I can proto that the poiicv of the general officers hits been to destroy the small districts and to con centrate power Into the hands of the state assemblies. RECORDS DESTROYED. I can prove that the records of the office, rela tive to the attachment of locals, have been de stroyed to rob certain districts of their mem bership. I ean prove that the records In the office were so manipulated as to allow repre sentatives in the general convention who had do legal right in that body. I can prove that a general officer und trustee of the < rder's moneys and property was denied an itemized account of ? 195,000 ot the "poverty's money." 1 can prove that the Journal of united Ijinor was used lo destroy tho character of a man and district, and that such journal interceded with an unfair employer to help them in their knightly work. I can prove that tho order's moneys was spent in the campaign by the gen eral officers. At the same time they threatened to take away the charters of locals whose mem hors were exercising the right of citizenship. I can prove that if the order received a cold chill from hearing the truth I was not to blame, hut those whose conduct was such as to require that their actions he buried in silence. worse than hard employers. I can prove that no employer was ever more cruel m victimizing or seeking to victimize those who differed with them in opinion, than were the general officers. 1 can prove that we had si rikes in shops, mills and factories against individuals who would loom up as honored gentlemen in comparision with tiie fellow who occupies the poal tion of chief clerk in the general office. 1 can prove that ttie social problem lias been solved for the general officers and general lec turers so called through hunccmbe given and deception practiced for the past three years on the tailoring people. I can prove that the charges published in the Journal of United labor by Messrs. Powderly, Hayes and Dewey ure absolutely ui true. Can l’owderly, or any of his friends, name a Htrike or lookout that was ever settled by him in the interest of labor* A CHAROE OF TREACHERY. Volumes might be written of the defeats of labor undertakings through Itis cowardice or treachery. He has given much buncombe to the order about his overwork, and has a stand ing notice inserted in the Journal notifying the order not to annoy him with letters or invita tions to lecture, etc. The treasurer’s report shows an expenditure of sll6 50 by the general master workman for postage. Granting that all the matter sent out from his office be letters, It shows tiie amount of work performed by him or his clerk is less than sixteen letters per day. John VV. Hayes informed me that "Terry” hud completed his studies of law aud could lie ad mitted to the bar any time he made application, and he was now studying languages. No doubt after his study of languages are completed, the social problem will be solved for him, if not for tbe poverty that foots the bill. In conclusion to the representatives, I will Bay in view of these tacts and others, which I might enumerate, you mutt appreciate your position. I assure you I do mine, and if 1 acted otherwise tliuri 1 have and intend to act in the future, I would he false to myself and oppressed labor. T. B. Barry. Mr. Barry proposes to agitate until tbe general assembly of the Knights of Labor adjourns. He will then put out his organ izers and 1 ok after the formation of bis now order, which will bo called the Brother hood of Uirited Labor. STATEHOOD FOR TERRITORIES. The Democrats Very Apt to Steal a March on the Republicans. Washington, Nov. 20. — Some of the democratic leaders in congress are hopeful that the President will recommend in his annual message, which they think will this timo cover many subjects, that congress this winter will pass an enabling act for the admission of Dakota as a whole, Mon tana, Washington and New Mexico as states. They reall the fact that at the general business caucus of the democrats of the House last session jt was formally resolved that such legislation should bo passed, and they say that the causes which operated to bring about that conclusion are as strongly operative now as then. Tho main reason for the action was the belief that those territories should he admitted, aud would he admitted at an early day, and that the democrats ought to have tho credit for bringing it about. All the arguments for this action have been strengthened by tho recent out givings of the republicans. NEW YORK’S VOTE. Figures Showing tho Ballots Cast for the Different Electors. New York, Nov. 20.— 8 y the official count of the city completed to-day, Edwin H. McAlpin, of the Harrison electors, re ceived the largest vote of the republican electors, 106,925, and James Stranahan 105,540, the lowest. Of tho Cleveland electors, John M. Lowers received the highest vote, 162,738, and Oswald Otton dorfer, who headed the ticket, the lowest, 162,626. The average vote for the Fisk prohibition ticket was 1,126. For tbe union labor ticket Cowdrey re ceived on average of 178, although James Rodpath and Victor A. Wilde received 2,184 and 2,035 votes respectively. Tho socialist vote, head 'd hy Ernest C. Cook, averaged 723. In all, 666 votes were de fective, and 178 blank. PENMBYLVANIA’B POLLS. Nearly 1,000,000 Votes Oast at the Recent Election. Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 20.—Official re turns from all the counties in tbe state have reached the stato department. For Presi dent almost 1,000,000 votes were cast, as follows: Harrisons26,o9l, Cleveland 416,520, Fisk 20,748, Streeter 3,865; total 997,224. Harrison’s plurality 79,571; Harrisou’s ma jority over all 51,958. The vote for President in 1884 was; Blaine 473,804, Cleveland 3162,785. Ht John 15,737, Butler 17,002; Blame's plurality 81,013; Blaine’s majority over all 48,280. TOOK THE TIP FROM QUAY. Mississippi Republicans to Contest Throe Congressional Districts. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 20.— The republi can executive committee mot hero to-day. It was the largest meeting for years. Many old party leaders, not members of the com mittee, were present. Ex-Congressman Lynch presided, and made an address upon the future prospects of the party organiza tion. The committee, by a unanimous vote, advised that contests be made in the Hecond, Third and Heventh congressional districts, now represented by Mtssrs. Morgan, Catchings and Hooker. Alabama's Vote. Montgomery, Ala.. Not, 20.—The vote cast for presidential electors was counted to-day hr the govern’ r and secretary of state. Cleveland received 117,310 votes, Harrison 57,107, and Fisk 1,583. Poison in Their Dinner. Cbicaoo, Nov. 20.—A dispatch from Hummerfleld, Ala., says that the family of William Morgan, a white farmer, were poisoned yseterday, and some of them may die. They ate food for dinner prepared by a negro servant and immediately fell 111. The food has not yet been analyzed. The negro has been arrested. I DAT! Y, $lO A YEA*. 1 -! b CENTS A COPY V I WEEKLY,SI.2S A YEAR. I KEIIHY'SRKIGNOFTERROR RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY TELL OF OLD OUTRAGES. Farmer Culloty Given a Clip on th Head With a Spade and Then Shot In tho Leg—A Mysterious Letter In troduced Before the Commission, But Not Shown Up. London, Nov. 20.—The Parnell commis sion resumed its sitting to-day. Attorney General Webster, counsel for the Times, complained of the difficulty exper ienced in bringing forward witnesses from county Kerry. He called the judges’ at tention to a t article in tho Kerry Sentinel (Mr. Edward Harrington’s paper), which stated that “Tho judges composing the Parnell commission were showing signs of measles now, although at the opening of tho inquiry they had appeared to he spot less. The judges were the creatures f a conspiracy entered into by the government and tin Times, and were manifestly unable to veil their prejudices.” ASKED TUB COURT TO ACT. The at torney general appealed to the court to take action in tho matter,us such publica tions tended to defeat justice and amounts 1 to the grossest contempt. Mr. Reid, on behalf of Mr. Hai ringtor, complai cd that no notice of a charge of this char cter had been given them, and it was absolutely impossible to tmiko an war at present. He asked that the matter b* adjourned until to-morrow. Presiding Judge Hannon and tho attorney general both agreed to this, and the matter stood over, Tiie examination of witnesses was then resumed. A BADLY USED FARMER. Farmer Culloty of Castle Island, coun’y Kerry, testified that because ho had served notices on tenants in 1882 two men visit and him, and one of them struck him with a spade and the other shot him in the leg. The log had to be amputated. He w.is aft rward boycotted. Oil cross-examination ho said the quarters of the nearest branch of the league was six miles distant from his farm. He considered that rents throughout Kerry were too high. He denied that tbe two men who attacked him were relatives of a servant girl whom ho had wronged. TIIIB WAS A LETTER THAT CAME. Constable McCarthy testified that he searched tho house of a man named McMahon, who was treasurer of a branch of the league, and found a number of papers. A letter was here produced and handed to tho clerk to be marked for the purpose of identification, but was not put in ns evidence. Hir Charles Russell asked to see the letter. Attorney General Webster objected, say ing that counsel was not entitled to see it until it was read. Mr. Russell maintained that he waa entitled to see it on Its way to the witness, lie said there was no such thing os marking documents behind a counsel's back. CUBTOMARY TO SHOW THEM. Justice Hannen observed that it was the usual custom to allow the opposing counsel to seo and cuments in ordor that they may say whether they object to them or not. The attorney general said he would per sist in Ids refusal to allow Sir Charles to see tho document unless the court ruled otherwise. There was a short consultation between the judges, and Justice Hannen suid the court were of tho opinion that it was a matter of courtesy. The attorney general adhered to his re fusal, remarking that there were i eas ins why Mr. Ilusseli should not see the letter until it was pnt in evidence. FIRED AT BY MUONLIGHTERH. Other witnesses from Kerry were then examined, all of whom attributed the out rages in tiiat county to the instigation of the league. A laborer named Williams testified that ho had been fired at by the captain of the moonlighters, and said that a placard had been posted ip various places, offering £SOO to any one who would shoot him and his employer, who had taken an evicted farm. On cross-examination, how ever, none of the witnesses succeeded in connecting the league with any of the out rage. they had referred to. Mr. Russell then roud an article from the Kerry Sentinel denouncing outrages. MURDER OF CURTIN. Lydia Curtin was next called and dc. scribed tl e boycotting of her family and tho murder of her faiber. Mr. Russell read a circular issued by the league de nouncing the treatment of the Curtins. Near tho hour of adjournment, Mr. Reid, in the absence of Hir Charles Russell, ap pealed to the opposing counsel to bulk the outrages to which they wished to refer and to cease giving such evidence in detail. The inquiry threatened to last long enough to ruin anybody if the present methods were continued. Sir Henry Jnmos declared that the Times was equally anxious to limit the time and expenditure. Justice Hannen said there must be an earnest effort to shorten the work of the commission. He considered that there bad ai eady been enough details of outrages, and other branches of the inquiry ought to tie proceeded with. OKLAHOMA’S SETTLERS. An Interstate Convention Held at Wichita. Wichita, Kan., Nov. 20. —The interstate Oklahoma convention met this morning with about 100 delegates present from Kan sas, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, lowa and Nebraska. 8. Dolman of Topeka was made permanent chairman. A com mittee to go to Washington In the interest of Okluhnma territory was appointed and also an auxiliary committee. Hon. William Kpringer of Springfield, 111., made a speech anil explained tbe bill hearing his name. He was followed by Gov. Weaver of lowa, Col. Mansur of Missouri, and Sidney Claris of Lawrence, Kan. At the eveniug sea* sion the convention was addressed by Captk W. L. Couch, Col. Crocker aud others. KEELY OUT ON BAIL. His Case Carried to the State Supromv Court. Philadelphia, Nov. 20.— John W, Keely, of motor fame, who was sent to jai' on Saturday last for contempt of court in refusing to give to the experts appointed by the court information regarding his mys terinus motor, was released on bail this afternoon by Judges I’axsou, Hterritt and Williams of tbe supreme court, to which, tribunal his case has been carried, and ther matter will remain quiet until Saturday. Jan. 12, when the supreme court will heat t ini appeal which has been tukou from IhZ decision of J udge Fit iletter. Commodore McCurley Ashore Richmond, Va., Nov. 20.—Commodore Fell* McCurley, of the monitor fleet, ac companied by Surgeon Marsteller and Engineer Emanuel, paid an official visit tq the governor to-day, after which they cajied upon the mayors of Riokuroud uu j Manchester.