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J ESTABLISHED 1850. INCORPORATED 1886. V J J. H. ESTILL, President. J reign of windand snow the signal office issues a spe cial BULLETIN. Reports from Various Points Indicate That the Storm Still Prevails, But That the Worst is Past—Telegraphic Communication Greatly Impeded— Fearful Disasters at Sea Feared. Washington, Nov. 26. —A snow storm set in here early tills morning, and a high wind prevailing at the same time made it very uncomfortable for those compelled- to be out of doors. About noon the snow turned to rain. Reports received at the signal office show that the area of the snow fall has extended along the At lantic coast from New England as far south as Norfolk. Telegraphic com munication was considerably interrupted to-day, and to-night there is no direct north ern communication beyond Balti more. What little news is being received comes via western cities and Buffalo. RErORTS FROM NEW ENGLAND. Meager dispatches that have come through up to 9 o’clock to-night bring reports from various parts of New England that last night’s storm was one of the worst ever ex perienced. The snow fell heavily, and was drifted in places to a hight of three or four feet. Horse cars were abandoned, and re ligious services at the churches were sus pended. Sleighing and wheeling are equally bad. Telephone and telegraph and electric light wires are down. Drains are full, and streets are flooded. Trains with double engine service were nearly on time this morning. ASHORE IN BOSTON HARBOR. The schooner Avelon blew ashore on Spectacle island, in Boston harbor, yester dnv, and three of her crew were wushed overboard and drowned. The scboonor Bertha F. Walker, from Philadelphia, is ashore at Hull, Mass. Capt. Westgate and the first mate are re ported lost. Many disasters to vessels are also reported from the great lakes, but no loss of life is thus far announced. A SPECIAL BULLETIN. The signal office's special bulletin to night says: The storm continues central of the Middle Atlantic and South New England coasts with an apparent tendency to move northeasterly. Light snows prevail in the lake region as far west as Toledo, in northern New Euglaud, New York, Penn sylvania and Ohio. Threaten ng weather and raiu with strong northeily gales continue on the New England coast and in the Middle Atlantic states. Fair weather prevails in all other sections, except in Texas, where light rains are reported. It is warmer than usual in the northwest. The temperature ranges from 40' to 50° in the southern states and from 30° to 40° in the central valleys. The temperature rose 10° throughout New Eugland and Eastern New York during the past 24 hours, where it is above freezing. FIFTEEN LIVES LOST. A Schooner Bottom Up and Only One Man Survives. Scituatk, Mass., Nov. 26.—Terrible loss of life is reported here by a wreck this morning. The large fishing schooner Edward Norton, of aud from Boston, went ashore off First Cliff Point at 6:30 o’clock last night, and immediately went to pieces. Her crew consisted of sixteen men, and fifteen of them have perished. One man, Allen by name, clung to the vessel and when the tide loft hor this morning he suc ceeded in reaching shore. The ve sel was discovered by the midnight patrol of the life saving station, but too late to render assistance. S o lias bottom up and is a complete wreck, She is owned by Stubbs & Cos. of Boston. HEROISM AT HULL. Many Sailors Rescued by the Brave Life Saving Crew. Boston, Nov. 26. — The terrible effects of last night’s storm have been everywhere manifest along the coast to-day. Although the loss of life already reported is large, it would have been still greater, hut for the brave efforts of Capt. Joshua •Tames and his v. lunteor life-saving crew of Bull, who are credited with saving twenty eight persons from various disabled vessels. On Sunday afternoon a large three master went broadside on the beach at Hull. Capt. James and his men rushed for the Hunt gun, breeches buoy and life boat of the Massachusetts Humane Society at Stony heach, and after strenuous efforls they suc ceeded in bringing ashore the crew of nine men from the schooner, which proved to be the Cox and Green, from Philadelphia for Chelsea with coal. The vessel is now fast breaking up. A SECOND RESCUE. Hardly had the band of rescuers com plet'd their work at this point before an other vessel was discovered on the rocks, about one-eighth of a mile further off the beach, but further from shore than the Cox and Green. Hurriedly l ushing their apparatus to the nearest available location, they found that the distance was too great to allow the use of the breeches buoy and the surf boat was quickly manned, lire waves were tremendous, and it Was only after a hard and persistent struggle that the vessel was reached, their boat twice swamping. The boat was at last brought under the vessel’s bow, aud the crew of eight men swung themselves into it. The return to shore was a perilous trip, the boat tilling several times, but it w as finally thrown on the beach umong the rocks by a huge wave and entirely smashed, fortunately the water was shallow and the occupants waded ashore. This vessol was the Gertrude Abbott, Capt. Henry ihompson, from Philadelphia to Boston, with coal. The vessol is in good condition. Ihe sails are well furled, everything is standing, and she will probablv be suvod when the storm abates. THEIR third trip. I ho voluntoer life savers, after seeing the rescued men well provided for, con tinued their patrol of tho beach, and at daybreak sighted a I third vessel ashore about half n mile northeast of the Abbott. She could not be reached by tho breeches buoy, and as their surf boat nail been demolished, the tireless men started ■or Strawberry Hill station, four miles away and returned with the Humane So ciety s now boat. This boat withstood tho huge breakers and landed a crew of seven men. Tliia schooner was the three-master -larthaF. Walker, from Philadelphia for Roston, also coal laden. Tho crew were in ti.e rigging several hours before they were re ued. Capt. Westgate aud Mate Thomas were swept overboard and drowned. DEATH HAD NO TERRORS. Not satisfied with the work already ac ■oinpliabed, ( apt. James and his band of , v ® started for Atlantic Hill seven des down tho beach where two more ves- Mr , ore reported ashore. Here they wore Joined by Capt. James Anderson of ,! le Humane Society station at lesceut Beach, and Capt. George nr own 0 f the government station at North Scitnate. Their efforts were directed to the rescue of five men who could be seen clinging to the rigging of one of the vessels. After several hours’ hard work four of these were rescued but the fifth was dead when he was reached and was allowed to remain in the rigging. RUIN AT ATLANTIC CITY. The Boulevards Swept from End to End by the Waves. Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 26. —The terrific wind and hail storm, which began yesterday morning, continued all through the night with increasing fury, and at the present writing is still raging and spread ing destruction from end to end of the ocean boulevards. The sea is very high, and beats upon the beach with great force. The sight, is a mag nificent one, and is witnessed by almost the entire population of the city. Th ehalfway house, just inside of the city limits, is a complete wreck and now lies flat on the ground. The board walk on the boulevard, owned by the city, extending from Michigan ave nue to Chelsea, is almost entirely carried away. The beach is strewn for miles with debris. Should the gale continue it is predicted that to-night’s tide will complete the work of destruction along the ocean front. Many owners of properties destroyed or damaged, are non-residents and in the con fusion and excitement of the hour an accu rate estimate of the losses cannot be made, but they will be very heavy. There have been many narrow escapes from drowning but so far no loss of life has been reported. Trains on all the railroads are consider ably delayed. NEW YORK EMERGES. Telegraphic Communication with New England Suspended. New York, Nov. 26.—The first storm of the winter is about over in this immediate vicinity, but was still ranging with un abated fury along the New England coast this morning. Telegraphic communication with that section was entirely suspended. The Western Union Telegraph Company l ad no wires between this city and Phila delphia, thus shutting off all southern points. The Associated Press Wash ington circuit, which usually runs from this city to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington direct was this morning made up by way of Buffalo, Cleveland and Pittsburg. The storm along the coast all the way from Hatteras has been very vio lent. and it is feared that many marine disasters have occurred, although it will be some days before reports will begin to come in, as the storm would drive vessels off shore. The wires to Sandy Hook were all down this morning, but the last message received from that place stated that the highest wind ever experienced by the ob server there was raging. HAVOC AT MANHATTAN BEACH. The Esplanade, Marine Railway and Pavilion Ruined. Manhattan Beach, N. Y., Nov. 26. But little damage was done by the storm down here until about 1 o’clock this after noon. Then, the tide being very high and the breakers tremendous, with a strong northwest wind driving them on, the esplanade, which runs along the whole front of the Manhattan Beach Company’s prop erty about 750 feet, was thrown high in the air and destroyed, from one end to the other. DOWN GOES THE SHORT LINE. Immediately afterward the depot at the west end of the marine railro and was swept out to sea, and in a few minutes more fully a third or the track of the road was also carried awav. The Brighton pavilion was partially carried away, and it is feared that tho rest of the building, as well as what is left of the marine railroad and east end depot, will go at the next high tide if the storm c ontinues. The sea has not run so high as it did to-day since 1878. The damage will not fall short of SIO,OOO. VIRGINIA A VICTIM. The Bnow Driven Along by a Cold Westerly Wind. Winchester, Va., Nov. 26. —A snow storm accompanied by a high cold westerly wind prevailed here to-day. A large quantity of corn still remains in the field. A PILOT SEEKS REFUGE. Fortress Monroe, Va.,Nov. 26. —There was a heavy snow storm hero to-day. The pilot boat Enoch Turley of Philadelphia, put ia for harbor. TWO INCHES AT STAUNTON. Staunton, Va., Nov. 26. —Two inches of snow have fallen hero and the storm still continues. SLUSH AT RICHMOND. Richmond, Va., Nov. 26. —A snow storm prevailed here the greater portion of tho day, followed by rain, which soon cleared away the snow. Long Branch Cottages Gone. Long Branch, N. J., Nov. 26. —The storm has done great damage along the north New Jersey coast. Cottages have been undermined and carried out to sea niece meal. The cottage browlieads have been torn away, and the law. i of the sum mer homes of "woalthy New Yorkers have been swept into the ocean. The loss is estimated at from $250,000 to $300,000. Ashore In the Breakwater. Lewes, Del., Nov. 26.— Five vessels are ashore or wrecked in the Breakwater. The crews were rescued. INAUGURATION DAY PARADE. Five Hundred Women from Denver Want a Place in the Line. Washington, Nov. 26.—Chairman Brit ton, of the inaugural committee, has re ceived a letter from Denver, Col., asking that 500 women from that city be allowed to march in the parade on March 4. This would be a decided innovation, but several members of the executive committee favor granting the request, on the ground that women have token considerable part in political demonstrations during the cam paign in Indiana and elsewhere. Arrangements for the Inauguration. Washington, Nov. 26. —Gov. Beaver of Pennsylvania will probably be asked to act as marshal of the inauguration proceasion. Tho national guard of Pennsylvania will furnish the largest contingent to the pro cession. All the arrangements for the in auguration are much more advanced than is usual at this time. Randall Not as Vv ell. Washington, Dec. 20.— Clerk Courts, of the House appropriation commit tee,said to-day that he had reoci ved another letter from Chairman Randall, who was not to well as he had been, and thought now that he would not be ablo to be present at the opening of congress. A Cold Day for Bond Sellers. Washington, Nov. 36.—The bond offer ings to-day aggregated $80,550. The Secre tary accepted $630 4>s at SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1888. IRISH LAND - HOLDINGS. MR. PARNELL PROPOSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE BILL. He Urges That No Money Be Ad vanced for More Than One Holding— The Motion Opposed and Defeated Mr. Sheehy the Victim of a Consta ble’s Breach of Privilege. London, Nov. 26.— The House of Com mons to-day went into committee cf tlie whole, and the debate on the land purchase bill was resumed. Mr. Parnell proposed an amendment to the effect that no money bo advanced for the purchase of more titan, one bolding if such bolding were rated at not less than £2O yearly. He urged that the adoption of his proposal was necessiry in order to provide for the useful distribu tion of the parliamentary grant. Tho sum ought to be husbanded and used as far as possible to establish genuine peasant pro prietary. BALFOUR OPPOSES IT. Mr. Balfour, chief secretary for Ireland, replied to Mr. Parnell. This was his first, appearance in tho house since his illness, and when he arose to speak ho was loudly cheered. He contended that Mr. Parcel l*s amendment, if adopted, would interfere with the smooth working of the plun of sale. Men who had various holdings were, as a rule, the flower of the tenantry, they were thrifty, energetic farmers who saved money for the purpose of laud investment. It would be unwise to exclude these men from the benefits of the act. Besidrs, it was a great convenience to both landlords and tenants wheu an estate was sold as a whole. Mr. Sexton held that unless the amend ment was accepted anew class of small landlords would bo created, giving trouble in the future. A BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. At this point David Sheehy, member for South Galway (nationalist), stopped the de bate by appealing to the chairman on a question of privilege. He stated that ho was leaving the house when an attendant handed him what appeared to be an ordi naryvisitors’ card. Upon going to the lobby a constable from Ireland served him with a summons under the coercion act. He moved to report progress iu order to give the house an opportunity to discuss this audacious breach of privilege. BALFOUR DEPLORES THE INCIDENT. Mr. Balfour deplored the incident, and did not know under what authority it had happened. He entirely disapproved of such measures occurring within tho precincts of the house. [Hear! Hear!] Bir William Harcourt held the govern ment responsible for the instructions which had been given the constable serving the summons. The dignity of the house was affronted by it, and an inquiry was there fore necessary. Mr. Balfour disclaimed responsibility for tho act, and stated that he would give an emphatic pledge that, so far as the Irish ex ecutive was concerned, the incident would not occur again. A COMMITTEE APPOINTED. John Morley proposed that a committee be appointed to inquire into the circum stances of the incident. [“Hear! Hear.’] Mr. Smith consented, and a committee was appointed .including Sir William Har court, Mr. Morley, Sir Charles Russell, Mr. Parnell, T. Healy, Home Secretory Matthews, Mr. Goschen, Mr. Madden, Sir Edward Clarke and Sir Matthew Ridley. Mr. Parnell’s amendment was lost by a vote of 154 to 111. Mr. Morley moved anew clause to the bill to publish quarterly returns of the pur chases made under the act. The Parnellites continued the discussion at length until Mr. Biifour moved closure and the clause was rejected. HARRINGTON TO BE ARRESTED. Dublin. Nov. 26. —Edward Harrington.’ member of parliament, failed to appear in court to-day in answer to a summons charg ing him with inciting tenants to adopt the plan of campaign through his paper, the Kerry Sentinel. His counsel applied to the court for a postponement of the case in order that Mr. Harrington could attend the sittings of the Parnell commission in Lon don. The magistrate refused to grant the application, however, and a warrant was issued for Mr. Harrington’s arrest. ENGLAND AND THE FISHERIES. The Government Declines to Make the Correspondence Public Yet. London, Nov. 26. —In the House of Com mons to-night E. T. Gourley (liberal) asked if the correspondence on the American fish eries question was to bo produced; whether it was tho intention of the government to negotiate for anew commission, and whether, in the meantime, owing to the divergence of legal opinion relative to the meaning of the treaty of 1818, it was in tended to suspend the enforcement of its provisions* Sir James Fergusson. parliamentary sec retary for the foreign office, curtly replied: “Tho government will not publish such papers nor make any statement on the sub ject at present. Mr. Smith, the government leader, reply ing to a question, intimated that the gov ernment under tho present circumstances was unable to make any statement regard ing the appointment of a minister at Wash ington. M. WILSON REBUKED. The Chamber Adjourns on Account of His Presence. Paris, Nov. 20. —M. Wilson, son-in-law of President Grevy, appeared to-day in the chamber of deputies for the first time since his trial. After the transaction of some formal business, M. Ensourer, alluding to the presenco of M. Wilson, proposed to sus pend the sitting for one hour, stating that the chamber of deputies would understand the reason. M. Dornane, Bonapnrtist, thought the chamber ought to adjourn altogether. M. Kusouror’s motion was approved by a vote of 835 to 80. On resuming its sitting 54. Millerand moved that the chamber, having given guf fleent indication of its sentimebts, return to the order of the day. The motion was passed. M. Wilson thereupon left the chamber, accompanied by M. Andrieux. John Bright’s Condition. London, Nor. 26.—John Bright had a restless night. His lungs wore in bad con dition this morning and his temperature higher. The queen sent a telegram inquir ing about his condition. $500,000 in a Newspaper Building. Sydney. N. 8. W., Nov. 26.—The offices of the Town and County Journal news paper in this city have been destroyed by fire. Tlje loss is £IOO,OOO. The offices were the finest in Australia. Belgium’s Armament*. Brussels, Nov. 26.—The Eloile say* that the government will ask the chamber of deputies for a credit of 5,000,000 francs, to complete it* armaments. AUSTRIA’S LANDWEHR. Tho Government to to Prepared to Mobilize It. Vienna, Nov. 26.—At a meeting of the budget committee, Count Welzerheimb stated that it was necessary to expedite measures for enabling the government to mobilize tho landwebr. Formerly vigorous and prompt use of tho landwebr was not co template 1. But the present military and political situation demanded either a material increase of the army, or such effective arrangements that the landwebr would be able to answer all calls upon troops in the field. The expenditures affixed to the budget for this purpose would amount to 1,041,460 florins, aud included the sum to be used for the purchase of l ilies, which were being inado at the rate of 30,000 per month. Rome and th 9 Pope. Rome, Nov. 26.—The Monitenr remarks that tho pope’s departure is a probable solu tion of the Roman question. It is certain that several nations would contend for the honor of receiving him. Tho Osservatore Romano denies that the pope is relying on an outbreak of war to gain temporal power. An Ovation to Boulanger. Paris, Nov. 26. —On tho way to his home from the banquet of the patriotic league yesterday, Gen. Boulanger was continu ously cheered. Police lined tho route and made forty arrests. Most of the prisoners were subsequently released. France’s Coming Crisis. Berlin, Nov. 26. —The North German Gazette , and almost all the other promi nent German papers, concur in the opinion that the affairs of Franco are drifting to ward a crisis of which the sequences are in calculable. Election Riots in Servia. London, Nov. 26. —A dispatch from Bel grade says that serious election riots oc curred to-day in Servia. Several lives were lost, and many public buildings were de molishel. Troops to be Sent to Suakim. London, Nov. 26.—1n the House of Com mons to-day Mr. Stanhope, war secretary, announced that British troops would be sent to Suakim if tho n ttivo authorities re quired support in driving the rebels inland. WASHINGTON’S WISE MEN. A Slim Attendance Probable at the Coming Session. Washington, Nov. 26. —Tho last week of the vacation of the Fiftieth congress opens with less than fifty of the 825 mem bers of the House in the city, and from the present indications a full House may not be secured until after the holidays. Barely n dozen senators are hero, and the prospects on that sido of the capitol are about the same as in the lower branch. Speakor Carlisle is expected to arrive to morrow to prepare for the oponing of tho session. There is considoraule work for him to do in this line. The mail of the members is unusually heavy, especially that of the republicans. On them now falls the burden of the office seeking correspondence boruejfor the last four years by their democratic! colleagues. More than one-half the letters received are petitions for places. CONTROL OF THE NEXT CONGRESS. As to the composition of the House in the Fifty-first congress, there is nothing new in the situation. The democratic offi cials expect that the republicans will organize it, although the majority will be very small. Gen. Clark, clerk of the present House, to day received the certificates of Mr. Catchings of Mississippi and Mr. Wheeler of Ala bama, the first on the list, except Mr. Her mann’s of Oregon, whose certificate came in last August. Sidney E. Mudd, republican, who was defeated by Barnes Compton in the Fifth Maryland district, will contest the latter’s right to his seat, alleging that he has been counted out, and that he can show this by the returns'filed at Annapolis. TALK OF AN EXTRA SESSION, There is some talk of an extra session being called by President Harrison. It is desired by the representatives of the terri tories awaiting admission. Delegate Gif ford of Dakota stopped at Indianapolis on his way to Washington, and had a conference with Preii dent-elect Harrison on tho subject. He was informed that the calliug of an extra session would depend largely, if not altogether, on the wishes of congress, and Mr. Gifford came on to consult with the members about it. He says the people of Dakota are expecting an extra session ami arranging to take advantage at once of the passage of an enabling act by congress. WEST VIRGINIA'S COUNT. Charges of Fraud and Legal Infor mality In Kanawha County. Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 26. — Appli cation will be made to the supremo court of appeals to-morrow for a writ of prohibition on tho part of tho democrats agaiust tho county court of this (Kanawha) county to prohibit (it from counting Lewiston precinct for fraud and legal in formality. In tho recount to-day the demo cratic candidate, Anderson, for congress gained eight votes and tho democrat for governor one vote. No proceedings will lie taken to stop certificates of election to all members of the House of Representatives who to have been elected from the face of the returns. Both democrats and republicans have counsel hero watching any moves made. QUAY'S A QUEER ONE. He Makos a Childish Attempt to In fluence Governors. Washington, Nov. 26.— Senator Quay, chairman of the republican national com mittee, said to-day that tho republicans would have a majority of nine in the next House. “I do not believe,” he added, “that democratic governors of states will give certificates of election to democrats simply Lecmpie they agree in political faith. I shall refuse to believe that any such thing will be done until I see it.” GLYCERINE EXPLODES. A Man Literally Annihilated with Hla Team and Wagon. Pittsburg, Nov. 26.—“ Dock" Haggerly was unloading glycerine at Pleasantville at noon to-day. He had 1,000 pounds of it iu a wagon. It exploded and Haggerly was literally annihilated. Barts of bis two horses were found in neighboring trees. A piece of the wagon was found half a mile away. Mrs. Catschaw, who was io a bouse in the vicinity, was seriously injure! by the side of tho bouse being blown in. Tho explosion was heard at OH City, twelve miles distant. Gould Buys More Wires. Chicago, 111., Not. 26.—1 t was reported on the board of trade this morning that Jay Gould had bought the Atchison, Topeka aud Santa Fo telegraph system for $300,000. BATTIK OF THE BILLS. NEW MEASURES HANDED UP IN BOTH HOUSES. A Proposition to Increase the Guber natorial Salary to ss,ooo—The Meas ure Relating to Chatham’s Commis sioners of Roads and Revenues Passed—Senator Colquitt to Speak To-Night. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 26.— 1n the Senate to-day the special order was consideration of tho report of the committee on the contest from the Twenty-third district, be tween Wier Boyd aud John B. Graham. Tho committee reported ‘in favor of tho sitting member and the report was adopted. Among tho new bills introduced were the following: By Mr. Bartlett—To exempt from jury duty 100 members of the Macon volun teers. By Mr. Foster—To repeal the act of 18S7 revising and consolidating tho common school laws of the stato. and to re-enact all school laws repealed by that act. By Mr. Hall—To extend the power* of tho railroad commission so ns to give the commission power to regulate the charges of express corn panics, sleeping car com panies and telegraph companies doing busi ness in the state. better pay for the governor. Mr. Johnson of the Twenty-fourth dis trict introduced a bill to increase the salary of the governor of tho state to $5,000 per annum. Among the bills read the third time and passed wero tho following: To provide for tho salo of liquors in Now ton county by an agent selected by tho grand jury, and decreeing that none shall be sold unless for medicinal, scientific and mechanical purposes. To amend the act creating the board of commissioners of roads and revenu s in Chatham county so that tho mounters of tho commission shall bo appointed by the governor upon tho recommendation of tho grand jury. To amend tho act of 1887 consolidating and revising tho common school laws sp ai to reqire the tax collectors ot the several counties to collect the poll tax, as well ns insolvent polls, and pay tho same over to the county school commissioners. To fix compensation of commissioners of road3 and revenues of Wayne county. In the House. In the House to-day’s sossion was di rected to reading bills the first, second and third times. Among tho new matter is tho following: By Mr. Vonable—A resolution for tho re lief of the Equitable Life Insurance Com pany from the penalty imposed for not making returns promptly. By Mr. Glenn—A bill to provide for abolishing all distinction between law and equity, and to establish a uniform sytom of procedure. By Mr. Atkinson—A bill to authorize tho governor to sell the property known as the Indian Springs reserve. COLQUITT TO SPEAK. In both branches of the general assembly an announcement was made that Senator elect Colquitt desired tho members of the legislature to moot in the hall of tho House of Representatives to-morrow, immediately after the hour of adjournment, at which time he would address them, and return his thanks for the honor conferred upon him bv his re-election to represent the state of Georgia in tho Senate of the United Statos. INMAN TO VISIT SAVANNAH. The Magnate and His Party Roachod Augusta Last Night. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26.—John H. Inman and party arrived here to-Dight and will to morrow bo tho guests of tho city and the ex position. They arrived at 9 o’clock and arc being entertained at tho Commercial Club to-night. The Inman party will go to Savannah to morrow night, returning to spend Thursday in Augusta, which will be Carolina day at the exposition, on which occasion Henry W. Grady will welcome the Carolinians to Georgia and Senator Butler of South Caro lina will respond. CHARLESTON’S FESTIVAL The Becond Week Opens Under Au spicious Circumstances. Caarleston, S. C., Nov. 26.— Tho second week of Charleston’s fall festival opened to-day under most auspicious cir cumstances, and in pleasing contrast with the opening last week. The extension of excursion rates by tho railroads has brought crowds of people to the city, many of whom the railroads were unable to transport last week. All the decorations have been renewedj and to-night tho city is fairly ablaze with enthusiasm. Tho feature of tho day was a trades dis play, which paraded last week in an abbre viated shape and through a drenching shower. There are 30,000 people in the streets and almost every building along tho linn of march is brilliantly illuminated. 3To-morrow thorn will be exhibition drills by all the militia companies from 1 to 5 o’clock in the afternoon, and at night the fantastic parade. RACING TO HE RESUMED. Racing will also bo resumed to-morrow, and continue through tho week. Late trains to-night brought in about 600 strangers, and tlie hotels urn again fill ing up. A strange accident occurred to-day at Adger’s wharf, two colored draymen while attempting to load a carboy of vitriol on a dray, smashed tho carboy. The acid set fire to their clothing, and also to tho dray mule's tail. Tho two negroes and mule were badly, anil perhaps fatally injured. ('harleston’s delegation in tho legislature left here this afternoon. Great interest centers in the election of tho speaker of the House of Representatives. The friends of Speaker James .Simons confidently count on his re-election by at least a two-thirds vote. CHILDREN OF SLAVES. Judge Merrick Upholde the Law Le gitimatizing Them. Washington, Nov. 26.—Judge Merrick, In the court in general term of the District ot Columbia, to-day delivered an opinion in favor of Milly Thomas otal., iu their suit against William F. Holtzman. The case involved the constitutionality of the law declaring legitimate children horn of slave parents living together as husband and wife, though not wedded according to existing forms of marriage. The court bolds that the legislation was wise, proper, humane and just. Augusta's Republican Negroea Cele brate. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 30.—The republican negroes turned out 2,000 strong to-night to celebrate the election of Harrison and Mor ton. Speeches wore made, the tenor of which was that the negro aud not the white republicans should receivo the patronage of the Republican party. Everything passed off quietly. POWDERLY HARD PUSHED. A District Master Workman Fights Him to a Finish. Indianapolis, Nov. 26. —In the Knights of Labor convention to-day, the grievance committee had the floor all the morning, and tho cases of District Assembly No. 49, of Now York, were disposed of. The dele gation hea led by James E. Quinn was con sidered the only proper one, and the con vention so agreed. The Massachusetts state assembly pro tested against oediug certain locals to the cigar maker*, and ns it proved to be a fight between the Knights of Labor and Inter nationals, the Knights of Labor were sus tained by the indorsement of the protest. A resolution was introduced for the ex pression of the views of the convention on tlie strike of tho switchmen in this city. It was referred to a committee. TO ADJOURN TO-DAY. The business of the afternoon sossion was nearly all of a routine character. One of the first things done on reassembling was the passing of a resolution to adjourn sine die to-morrow at noon. The committee on appeals and grievances resumed its work. The only ease of im portance considered was that of George Schilling, who as master workman of Dis trict Assembly No. 240f Chicago, suspended Local Assembly No. 400. The local ap pealed to tho goneral master workman, anil was by him reinstated. Master Workman Schilling thereupon appealed the case to this body, on the ground that the master workman of the district assembly and not the general master workman had authority to suspend local assemblies. DENOUNCES POWIIEULY. During tho hearing of the case, Mr. Schilling vigorously denounced Powderly on the floor of the assembly. When Mr. Schilling concluded his state ment, Mr. Powderly took tho floor and argued in justification of his action by claiming that when the dispute arose be tween the district master workman and general master workman, the latter being the superior oflieer, was entitled to au thority. The debate being closod, tho gonoral assembly first refused to sustain Mr. Pov dorly’s action in reinstating the local assem bly, and thon refused to indorse Mr. Schil ling’s appeal. By a small majority vote the whole matter was then referred to tho new general executive board. OTHER APPEALS REFERRED. A number of other unfinished appoa! cases were referred to tho executive board. Tho newly elected general officers were installed this afternoon. To-inorrow tho legislation committee will submit its roport. It is understood that Robert D. Layton and Ralph Beaumont will constitute the new committee on national legislation, with Mr. Lay ton an chairman. The following named cities are applicants for the place of holding the next general assembly: Toronto, Atlanta, New Orleans, Toledo, Albany and Providence. It is thought to-night that either Toronto or Atlanta will be chosen. STRIKE OF THE SWITCHMEN. Tho Engineers and Firemen at Work- Defeat Looming up. Indianapolis, Nov. 26.—The switchmen’* strike extend to-day to the engin eers or firemen, as was anticipated. Tho situation remains unchanged, except that all the road* are moving trains to-day ami to-night, and the blocade is noarly over come. New men are applying for work at every office, mul the superintendents say that they will have no difficulty in supply ing every striker’s place within the next few days. MEETING OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS. The railway superintendents held a con ference this afternoon and were unanimous in their refusal to concede the demands of tho strikers. They sought no conference with the strikers, and most of the superin tendents left for home immediately’ after their adjournment. Tiie locomotives on the Belt Lino belong ing to that company are still in tho sheds, only threo being at work. Tho principal part of tho work on tho Belt road is being done with engines loaned by the Pennsyl vania company. When a freight train on the “Big Four” was ready to pull out this evening th brakemen quietly slipped away without, saying a word to the yardmaster. It is thought that they feared to take n train oui that had been made up byso-called “scab*.” Ano:her crow win quickly found and the train got away. AT THE STOCK YARDS. Traffic at tho stock yards is getting in good shape, many trains going out ami coming in to-day. About all the roads havo posted notices discharging striker* and inviting them to cnll and got thoir money. There was no disorder or attempt at interference at r ay of tho yards to-day. Tho strikers do not disguise their hope* of receiving ahl sad support at the Inst moment from the en gineers and firemen. Depow’a Mon Placated. New York, Nov. 26.—The troubles be tween tho switchmen of tho New York Central railroad and thoir employers were settled at a conference to-day by a compro mise. Tho men secured increased pay and other concessions. DEATH ON THE RAILS. The Old Story of an Attempt to PaBS on a Single Track. Denver, Col., Nov. 26.—A fatal acci dent occurred on the Denver and Rio Grando road, at a little station mi mod Hunted, fifteen miles north of Colorado springs, this morning by which two men were killed and several injured. Both those killed and most of the Injured wore train men. Two of tho latter will probably dio. Tho responsibility seems to rest with the train dispatcher, who gave both trains tho right of wny iu opposite directions on a single track road. A BANKER AB A ROBBER. Taking Deposits After Innolvency Constitute* Embezzlement. Chicaoo, Nov. 20. —Tboiuu* Tallman, cashier of tho defunct Traders’ bank, was indicted by the grand jury this morning on a oharge of embezzlement for having re ceived deposits knowing that bis bank was Insolvent. Tallman was arrested this after noon and taken before Judge Jameson, where he gave bonds in the sum of $16,000. Struck Lubricating Oil. Chattanooga, Tknn., Nov. 26.—The Chattanooga Gas and Oil Company hare struck rich lubricating oil at a depth of 1,000 feet at a well dug 20 miles wost of this city. The quantity of oil is not yet ascer tained. The discovery has caused consid erable excitement in this locality. Rucker’s Second on Deck. Bt. Louis, Nov. 26.—The Fost-JMspatch's special from Lexington. Ky., says J. C. Moore is there, supposed to tie the bearer ot a challenge to Senator Blackburn from Judge Rucker. ( D AILY. $lO A TEAR. ) 8 6 CENTS A COPY. > I WEEKLY,SI,II6 A YEAR. DIII'MMKttS IX AUGUSTA. TWO HUNDRED IN THE PARAD-3 AND AT THE BANQUET. ! In Convention at the Exposition- Withdrawal Irom the National Asso ciation Consummated Savannah’s Post Makes a Fine Front, and is the Lion of the Hour. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26.—Savannah has shown up in splendid stylo again at tho ex position. This time it is the knights of the grip who stop forward anil show themselves admirers of Augusta and the exposition, and show that Savannah cari always be re lied on to do the handsome thing when the call goes out. The traveling men began gathering hero last night. Many of Savan nah’s delegation nrrivod last night, but tiia largest delegation arrived this morning. At Milieu they were met by President New man nud entertained iu royal stylo by that gentleman and his estimable lady. a tleasan : lay-over. The usual throe hours “lay-over” at that point was made very pleasant, and they reached Augusta in splendid spirits. They hail telegraphed ahead for accommodations at tho Arlington, a ul shortly after arriving in tlie city wero pleasantly installed. Their white badges wero eagerly sought for by both visiting traveling men andfriends of tho post iu the eitv. Among th se wuo wore tho badges wero Col. J. H. Distill, Col. John Screven and a number of prominent Augusta gentlemen. The post was present fifty strong. ON THE MARCH. At 10 o’clock, the hour set for tho forma tion of the line of march, about thirty visit ing drummers joined Post D in the parade. There wore over 200 traveling men in line, lira led by Cappa’s band. All the visitors wore Augusta Post C badges, and State President Weisiger and Local President Goodyer and Secretary Palmer looked aft r tho pleasure of tho visiting posts. Carringi s were in waiting for the officers. The da r was superb nnd tho parade was greatly ap preciated, and crowds applauded all along the lino of march, which ended at tho expo sition depot, from whence tho ontlro party were quickly whisked ou to the bunding and went into sossion in Music hall. Poss A, B, D and C were represented. ON THE STAGE. On tho stage, amoiig others, wore Presi dent Newman and Secretary It ibinson of Savannah, Stato President Weisiger of Augusta, and State Treasurer Artope of Macon. W. H. Barrett of Augusta was the ora tor, anil welcomed the visitors to Augusta iu a greatly appreciated speech. Music by Cappa's band filled the interims. President Newman of Savannah responded .on behalf of the visiting delegation. President Weisiger invited the conven tion to partake of the hospitalities ot Post C, preparations for which wero being made at the grounds. Ho was happy in his remarks, and was applauded frequently. Until dinner was served the party took in as much of the ex position as they could in the time. The switch-back road was popular with thorn, and they literally bought it out for soveral hours. THE BANQUET. The banquet was served in the dining* room nt the ■ xposition, where a long table had covers for 200. President Weisiger invited all to partake ot the cheer prepared, and the visitors ac cepted heartily. When the wines were reached toasts were called for, one of the best of the day being that of the inimitable Jake Strauss of Suvaunah, always popular and welcome here. After tho dinner tho association went in to convention for the trans action of business and the with drawal from the national associa tion, long mooted, was consummated. The convention was called for the purpose of considering important matters concerning the southern division*, aud particularly the Georgia division, which feels that its mem bership in the uutional association is pro ductive of no benefits. THE RESOLUTIONS. Post Dof Savannah, tbroxgh President Newman and Secretary Robinson, there upon offered the following resolutions: In convention assembled—Tlie Georgia divU sion of the Travelers' Protective Association, Port 11, of Savannah to post* A. H. and C. greeting. Whereas, Tho National Protective Associa tion with headquarters in <‘hicago. HI., organ ized under a cnarter for the better protection of travelers, lias accomplished certain results, to ivlt, the securing of 6,000 mileage books on roads In its vicinity: that no beuents have lieen secured for the southern division, and particu larly thu (ieorglu division, which contributes iu proportion of the expense to such national association, and receiving none of the benefit* expected or promised: be it, therefore, kr Halved. 1 hat the Georgia divndon herein as sembled withdraws from sin: i national lien of the Travelers' Protective Association and forms Itself into such an organization aj( may he herein after proposed. Post D , T. P. A., by its President, ill.an Newran. Max Robinson, Secretarv. THE NEW ORGANIZATION. This was unanimously adopted and the convention lieitig tbon dissolved ns members of the Travelers Protecti vo Association, re organized as tho Southern Commerc Travelers Union,with branches in each city represented. The officers are to remain m office until the state convention is held it* Savannah in May next, when officers for tho central branch will ba elected. Tho Havnunub branch invited the convention to meet In that city next May v It was resolved to notify all divisions in the south of the action of the convention and ask their co-iqierntiou iu the organiza-’ tion of a strong southern union and invitai representatives to thocomiugconvention. The thanks of tho convention wero ten dered to tho Augusta post for its hospitality, nnd to tho managers of the Auguste* National Exposition for courtesies extended, nnd resolutions endorsing the exposition were also a loptod, with the hearty promises of every member to resolve himself into i* committee of ouo to advertiso and drum fori the enterprise. Tho convention tbeu ad-| journed to meet in Savannah a* the gueetdl of the Savannah branch in May next. ON THE rounds. After the convention tae visitor* were] taken in band by the local post, and th inspection of tho exposition continued.] Post D was fortunate at the iaoe*. The, members pooled, and while some of thenx came out behind, others*'divided and made! things better. Jo-epli Lower.stein and M. J. R.ietcin made capital field marshals during the pa rade. A largo number will remain over to* morrow. Col. J. H. Estlll and Manager F. G. BolL of the Savannah Morning New*), left to, night for Muceu, after spending an enjoy* able day at the exposition. A number of Augusta people are in re* ceipt of invitations from Poet D to be pre*t ent at their annual oonvention next May! and a number have pledged themselves to be present then aud partake of the Foroitf City’* hospitality. Tho Duchess of Sutherland Dead. London Nov. 26.—The Duchess c$ Sutherland 1* dead.