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( THE MORNING NEWS, I
. F9TABLISRED 1880. INCORPORATED 1886 V
i J. H. E&TILL, President. j
SOMETHING OF A SENSATION
Yastiington “Struck Silly" by a Most
Rabid Newspaper Attack.
Secretary Carlisle the Victim of a
Fierce Onslaught by the New York
Times, a Supposed Administration
Organ Up to the Present Time— The
Attack and Its Motive Puzzle the
People and Politicians Beyond
Measure— Their Mystification Com
plete and Boundless.
Washington. D. C., Aug. 25.—Some
what of a sensation was created in
Washington this morning on the arrival
of tho New York Times, the great ad
ministration organ of the metropolis, in
which there is an exposure of Secretary
(arlisle's connection with the sugar
trust.
The story occupies the first three col
umns of the first page, and with display
headlines as follows: “Carlisle and tho
Sugar Trust: Two Visits From the Secre
tary of tho Treasury in the Trust’s
Wall Street Bulding; Closeted There
When He Came to New York in March
and July Forty Minutes by a
Stop Watch.” The head lines give the
meat of the article, which is highly sen
sational throughout. From beginning to
end the article appears to be well founded,
but what causes wonderment, is the fact
that eit appears in the New York Times,
which is supposed to be the personal
organ of Mr. Cleveland in that city.
It is claimed and gone into with some
detail to substantiate the facts, that on
March 30 he was closeted with Have
meyer and that an astonished broker
kept tab on him with a stop watch.
in the introduction the article says:
“Secretary Carlisle came to New York
again in July, and on the occasion of that
visit he was again seen by at least two
gentlemen to go to the office of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining Company. The tariff
bill, which was reported in the Senate by
Mr. Yoorhees on March 20, provided a
sugar schedule which' pretty fairly
preserved the iuterests of the
trust. Ten days latter came the journey
of Mr. Carlisle to New York, and his
visit to the office of tho American sugar
Refining Company. Then on May 5 oc
curred the visit of Senator Jones to
Secretary Carlisle, followed b.v
the appearance of the amended
Sugar schedule, in the hand
writing of the secretary. This serious
view of the visit and of the mistake of
judgment which prompted it is enforced
by the knowledge that the opponents of
democracy will seek to make good use of
the incident as an issue of the campaign
this fall. It is a matter of the gravest
concern to democrats that their party
should be embarrassed by a condition
thus thrust upon them.”
Then follows a review of the investigat
ing committee, in which it is shown by
testimony that while Secretary Carlisle
admitted having seen Haveineyer in
Washington, he never referred to his
visits to him in New York. Mr. Havo
meyer before the committee also ig
nored his meeting with tho secre
tary in New York. After bringing
out all these facts it reproduces
Secretary Carlisle’s letter to Senator
Harris, which finally and effectually
killed all legislation which might be un
favorable to sugar.
The article is inexplicable, and no one
at the treasury will talk on the subject at
all. The secretary’s personal friends
claim it is a mere personal attack, and as
yet it is impossible to discover the
reasons.
NO NEARER SOLUTION.
The Massachusett’s Labor Struggle
Expected to Bea Proratctßd One.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 25.—There
are no new developments in the indus
trial situation here to-da y. After one
full week, the trouble is no nearer a solu
tion than it was the day it started. The
Bristol, Pierce, Acushnet, Hathaway
and Potomsko have paid off their Help to
the last cent. The Wamsutta will pay
for stock in the looms Monday. What
money the operatives have they aro hus
banding with great c are. expecting a long
struggle. Liquor dealers report dull bus
iness. Meat sales have decreased, and
the plainest kind of existence will prevail
among the operators. No more money
will he received till two weeks after
starting up the mill, and no one can guess
when that will be. It is understood that
several mills have advance orders, but
will refrain from resuming work till the
Manufacturers’ Association aocides to do
so unanimously. It is said that the Bris
tol mills has orders for delivery as far
ahead as January, 18V5.
CALIFORNIA DEMOOR ATS.
State and Congressional Ticket of the
Democratic Convention.
San Francisco, Aug. 25.—Tho ticket so
far as nominated by the democratic con
vention up to an early hour this morning
is as follows: For governor, James H.
Budd; lieutenant governor, William T.
Jetters; justice supreme court, (long
term), Jackson Temple and James E.
Murphy; justice supreme court (short
term i, E. A. Bridgeford ; secretary state,
Ben M. Maddox; attorney general, A. B.
■ arts; state treasurer, J. (j. t astro. For
congress: James (i. Maguire, W. 11.
Alford, A. C. Camminetti, Thomas
Leary, Warren B. English and George D.
Patton.
NO PRESENT PLANS.
President Cleveland May Remain for
the Knights' Encampment.
Washington, Aug. 25.—“ The President
has no plans about leaving Washington
when congress rdjourns,” said Private
Secretary Thurber this morning. Mr.
1 leveland will leave town probably
Wednesday morning and go direct to
( ’ ray i,abb s, hut is not unlikely that he
agree to remain over until Thursday
Horning to participate in the encamp
e* nt of the Uniform Rank of Knights of
1 i'thias, which begins Mouday.
COMPLETE SHUTDOWN.
lour Hundred Montana Miners
Thrown Out by a Strike,
liutte, Mont., Aug. 25.—A strike among
coal miners at Belt, Mont., has ended
" tu the company's closing down all
Lines completely nnd permanently. The
Pumps were drawn, stores and hotels
L' -ed, and all contracts for machinery
8,1,1 supplies closed. Work on the rail
ro.id branch is also abandoned. About
min er s ure thrown out ol employment.
f|l )t Mmxhx®
DESPERADOES SHOT.
Chicago Brigands Captured After a
• Race and a Battle.
Chicago, Aug. 25. —The two desperadoes
, who shot and killed Detective Owens of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
railway, while he was resisting their
attempt to hold up a freight train on that
road last night were surrounded this
morning in Wiggins woods, about twenty
miles north of this city.
After shooting Detective Owens, the
bandits i:id in a box car, in the yards of
the Northwestern road. Special Officer
McGrath discovered them at 5:30 this
morning. The men opened fire on him.
Three bullets lodged in his body.inflicting
probably mortal wounds. The murderers
then field up a farmer with his team on
his way to market and drove away at a
terrific pace toward Irving Park. The
wagon broke down, and was abandoned
three miles further on. A patrol wagon
full of officers traced the fugutives
through a cornfield to the woods, where
the bandits were surrounded and cap
tured.
William Lake and Charles Gorman are
their names. It was not till after a
pitched battle, in which several shots
were exchanged, that they permitted
themselves to be taken.
During the fight (.orman received a bul
let in his back, while was shot in
the neck. The wound of the latter is said
to be fatal.
All of the attacking party escaped with
out injury. They came upon
tho fugitives from all sides, and so sud
denly that alter they had poured a volley
in on their prey, the latter became so de
moralised that their shots went wild.
Lake and Gorman claim to be residents
of Evanston, 111., and were very well
dressed. They are receiving medical at
tention at the Irving Park station, anil
will be brought to tho city when their
condition permits of it. Only the largo
force of armed o ncers prevented their
being lynched by infuriated citizens.
The police learned to-night that the
murderer, who gave toe name of Gorman,
is Harry D. Griswold, who has been liv
ing at 13 South Curtis street, and was
formerly in tho employ of the lfand-Mc-
Nally Company as a pressman. William
Lake gave his right name. His occupa
tion is that of a coffin trimmer, and
an American Railway Union card
was found in his pocket. He
is 26 years old, and Griswold
is 23. Griswold hid his identity at first.
Both admitted to the police that, they came
from San Francisco two or three years
ago. after traveling in the far west. They
confess 1 ! the shooting of Gwens. Lut say
they did so after he had shot at them.
Further than that the murderers refused
to talk.
REED’S REVIEW.
He Opens the Campaign in Maine and
Criticises Democracy.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 25.—Ex-Speaker
Thomas B. Reed opened the republican
campaign in this state here this afternoon
with a speech, which callod forth the
heartiest applause from the thousands
present.
Mr. Reed’s main effort was to prove
"that the Democratic party had shown
itself incapable of running the country in
a manner satisfactory not only to the
majority of the people, but even to the
large and respectable minority which
helped to compose it.”
He said the principal difficulty with the
Democratic party to-day was. as it had
been in the past, that its great majority
resided in the south. These people, he
said, were incapable of appreciating the
prosperity which had come to the north
and to the country through the repub
li an government. Then, too, the
Dt mucratic party had beeu a failure
because they had no underlying principle
on which to be united. a j.ilr. Reed re
viewed the work accomplished by the
government, the past year, pointing out
what had been accomplished, and what
had beeu done in a slow and slovenly way
and iu a manner to give tho least possible
service to the country. After the
repeal of the purchasing clause, ho
said, it was the government s duty
to pass a tariff bill that would give
a reasonable assurance that the basts
established would be one that would be
permanent, at least, so long as the vic
torious party was iu power. Instead,
they had, or were about to make law. a
tariff bill which even leading democrats
repudiated, and one they admitted was
not a finality. In alluding to the protec
tion furnished the sugar trust in the bill,
he said it would give that monopoly $12,-
000,000 this year outside of the protection
to sugar refining.
THE PYTHIAN CAMP.
All In Readiness for the Knights, but
a Small Attendance Feared.
Washington, Aug. 25.—T0-day tho
Pythian camp on the monument grounds
was formally turned over by the citizen's
committee to Maj. Gen. Carnahan, com
mander-in-chief of the order. All the
tents have been erected and everything is
in readiness for the visiting organizations.
Pythian officers are much disappointed
over the prospect of a comparatively
small attendance at tho encampment.
This is attributed to two reasons tho
failure of most of the railroad companies
to make a low rate and the desire of many
people, who would otherwise attend to
witness the grand army encampment at
Pittsburg next month. It is expected
that Texas will send one of the largest
contingents of knights and other visitors.
This is ascribed to the lact that a rpund
trip rute trom Texas to Wushiugton has
beeu made by the railroads.
PREPARING TO PACK.
The Tariff Bill to Become Law With
out tha President's Signature.
Washington, Aug. 25.—Several of the
congressional leaders saw Secretary Car
lisle and the other members of tho cabi
net to-day. and say they were toid there
was no further doubt that tho tariff bill
would become law without the Presi
dents signature. It is also stated with
much positiveness by the House leaders,
that there will be no message, as was an
ticipated in some quarters. The House
is not in session to-day, hut the members
are on hand packing up for their depart
ure. Speaker Crisp will leave Tuesday
evening, going to Georgia, where he
makes his first speech of the campaign at
Atlanta, Sept. fi.
STATE COMMITTEE MEET.
Democratic Convention of Massachu
setts to Meet Oct. 8.
Boston, Aug. 25.—At a meeting of the
democratic state committee to-day ex-
Judge John Corcoran was elected chair
man of the committee, and it was decided
to hold the state convention in Music
Hall, Boston, Oct. s. The executive com
mittee will decide later on the officers of
the convention.
SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY. AUGUST 2d, 1894.
MEND THEM OR END THEM.
Pledges ol Hostility to the Lords De
manded by Commoners.
Not Getting Them. They Will Sulk in
Their Tents During the Battle-Pro
rogation of Parliament and the
Queen's Speech From the Throne,
General Discontent Anions; Leaders
and the Ministry Blamed for It.
London, Aug*. 25.—Queen Victoria pro
rogued parliament to-day. In her speech
closing the session, her majesty said;
My Lords and Gentlemen: It affords me
sensitive gratification to he able to dismiss
you at the end of a session which has been
little less than a prolongation of tho previous
one. and it gives me pleasure to reflect that
your labors, if they have 1e *n exhausting,
have also been fruitful. lam uonhdent that
you share in the joy with which 1 and my
people have welcomed the birth of an heir in
the third generation to my throne—an event
not merely propitious, but unprecedented in
the history of this country.
“My relations with foreign powers continue
to be friendly and peaceful. It is. however, a
matte’- of regret that a variety of quest ons
relating to Africa between my government
and that of the French republic still remain
unsettled. It is my wish that these be ar
ranged without unnecessary delay, and I am
engaged in friendly negotiations looking
thereto.
“in concert with the President of the
United States I have tagen the steps neces
sary to put into ctTect the award to the tri
bunal of arbitration on the question of the
seal fisheries in bering sea, and have as
sented to an act of parliament for this pur
pose similar to the act which has been passed
bo the congress of the United states.
“lhe governments of the two countries aro
also in comiuunh ation with the principal for
eign Dowers with a vjew to obtaining their
adhesion to the regulations prescriueu by the
award.
• i regret to state that war has broken out
tetween tho empires of China and Japan.
Alter endeavoring, in concert with Kussta
and other powers, to prevent the outbreak of
hostilities, i have taken steps to preserve a
strict neutrality between the contending par
ties. l have concluded a treaty with the Em
peror of Japan in the regulation of commer
cial intercourse between that country and the
United Kingdom. A conference was held at
Ottawa in June at which representatives of
the imperial government of the Dominion,
and of the Cape and Au.strnlasian colonies
met to consider quuestions relating to inter
colonial tariff and comm inication. I have
lea ned with satisfaction that the proceed
im s of the c nference were of a character
ca c dated to strengthen the union of the
colonies concerned, both among themselves
and with tho mother country.
4 Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I
thank you tor the liberal supplies which you
have provided for the requirements of the
public service, though i lament the necessity
for increasing tho burden of taxation; it had
become mdispensihle for the security of my
empire. 1 trust that the alteration which
you have made in the liscal system 4 the
country, and to which the greatest part of
this session has I een necessarily devoted,
will have the effect of materially alleviating
all that portion of the burden which falls
upon the less wealthy classes of the popula
tion. and may redound to tho contentment
and prosperity of the nation at large
“My Lords and Gentlemen: While the gen
eral tranqutllty of Ireland has been.main
tained in a remarkable decree, certain social
and administrative difficulties stid exist,
which continue to engage the earnest atten
tion of the government. I have given my
ready assent to the bills which desp.te the
shortness of the session you have been able
to consider and mature "
Her majesty also said she trusted that
the final settlement of the Anglo-French
question in Siam would not long be de
layed.
She recounts the passage of the local
government bill for Scotland and the
equalized rates in London bills, and of a
number of minor measures, and prays
that blessings of providence may rest
upon the labors of parliament.
THE OUTLOOK IS GENERAL.
Nobody is more thankful than the min
isters that the end of the legislative ses
sion has come. They are now hurrying
oft to Scotland and the continent for a
rest after the exceptional weariness of
the last week.
Probably every minister carries with
him an uncomfortable feeling of having
worked hard and got little thanks even
from his friends The impartial critick
must admit, however, that the session
has been fruitful of good measures de
spite the action of the House of Lords.
Sir William Harcourt’s budget alone em
bodied enough reform to occupy the time
of a session, while the bills concerning
parisli councils the equalization
of I.ondon rates, which were also
enacted, are thorough and use
ful liberal measures. Yet every
body is in bad temper and blames the,
ministry for his discontent. Many mem
bers of the majority in the commons will
refuse to address the voters in the fail
campaign throughout the country, be
cause tho ministers have not pledged
themselves to attack tho House of Lords
and its power of veto. Such refusals
have seldom, if ever beeu given before,
for whatever, the discontent in parlinment
may have been, the ministerialists have
not allowed it to interfere with their
party duties during the recess. The reason
for the ministry not declaring its policy
against the House of Lords is simply be
cause it has none yet. John Mot ley, sec
retary for Ireland; Henry Fowler, secre
tary for India; Lord Spencer, first lord of
the admiralty, and Arthur Ackland are
anxious to abolish the lords’ veto power.
Lord Kimberly of the foreign office, Post
master General Arnold Morley, Lord
Hersehel, the lord chancellor, and tne
marquis of liipon, colonial secre
tary, profess a radical policy.
Lord Hoseberry, Sir William Har
court and Mr. Asquith, tho ieaders
in the cabinet, simply sit on the fence
and invito the rest to join them there.
They wish to drop the question for tho
present and they undoubtedly have ex
cellent reasons for ignoring the issues.
Some of these reasons are purely tactical.
Ail three ministers are represented to
have said privately tpat it would .be im
possible to (leal drastically with the lords
before a measure for the payment or
members should be enacted by tho com
mons or at least provision should be made
to pay election expenses from the public
funds.
The condition of the liberal treasury is
another argument for re, ruuchtnent. The
party’s cotfeA are almost empty. Very
few rich men aro left iu the organization,
and they nio steadily growing fewer, in
consequence of tho party’s drift toward
socialism. All hough this drift is more
notable with tho labor, liberals and radi
cals, it is believed to be involving tho
other elements of the organization.
Heretofore the rich liberals have
been in the habit of making large
annual donations to tiie party
purse, from which tho expense of the
poorer candidates were paid. They re
ceived their rewards iu titles whenever
a liberal majority was returned. This
reciprocal arrangement has been seriously
disturbed by the importunate demands of
the radical press for an advance pro
gramme. I reliably the result of this
radical agitation will be that there will :
he plenty of liberal radicals and labor
candidates, but no money to pay their
poll expenses.
Many liberals of the middle class aro
anxious for a compromise programme.
They regret the increasing political diver
gence of rich and aiul poor, and are op
posed to the proposed surrender to the
extreme elements in the party.
Tho Hyde Park demonstration against
the House of Lords to-morrow is more
likely to put thorn and the party leuilers
in better temper. There lias been much in
ternal bickering over the management of
the affair. Many English radicals refuse
to take part in theftneeting, pretending
they needed a res: after the ex
hausting work of the parliamen
tary session. The Irish commoners
who had promised to appear on the plat
form then threatened to stay away unless
more English members should accompany
them. The English promised sulkily to
reconsider their refusal; they will go, but
not willingly. The resolution which will
be proposed at every meeting iu the park
is substantially as follows: We regret
that the government lias been unable to
give any definite pledge as to their action
regarding the House of 1 girds We call upon
them to take immediate 'steps to abolish
the mischievous aud useless hereditary
chainoer. We cail Upon all electors of
tiie United Kingdom to refuse to support
any candidate who will not pledge him
self to advocate such steps "
The independent labor party threatens
to amend this resolution with a declara
tion that the House of Commons needs
reforming more than docs tho House of
Lords. The executive committee say
that they will not allow this amendment
to be submitted.
British manufacturers of armament
and ammunition resent greatly tho
stringent enforcement of the foreign en
listment act in view of the Chinese-
Japanese war. It seems that both China
and Japan are ordering warships and am
munitions from firms in the United King
dom, and that each is laying information
at the foreign office against the other.
George Nathaniel Cur. on's new hook on
“Problems of the Far East,” is receiving
much attention from tlio newspapers, as
it bears directly upon many questions in
volved in the present war. Curiously
enough, it is praised as highly by the lib
erals as the tories. The speaker com
mends Mr. Cur/on's argument that, of all
civilized nations, England has the best
opportunity of profiting from China's
future, because England has am
ple capital to lend, and the En
glish language is already becom
ing a medium of communication
between the Chinese of different prov
inces. The speaker expresses further liis
agreement with Mr. Cur.on: “The En
glish are naturally successful in conduct
ing governments in behalf of native
races.” Mr. Cur/on argues rightly that
the British policy is not to conquer China,
but to strengthen her against Russia, to
gain her confidence, and when she asks
for assistance to give it freely. Already
tiie customs service is in the bunds of
English.
'l he queen wishes to make a voyage to
John O’Groat’s when she goes to Balmo
ral this year, and her physicians will
allow it if the weather is propitious.
t The cottagers on. tiie Breamer estate,
Scotland, aro grumbling because the
Duke of Fife, tho largest landlord in the
neighborhood, has refused to let them
take lodgers during the season. It is un
derstood that the duke acts in behalf of
others, who resent the intrusion of vis
itors, most of whom are women, who sit
on camp stools all day in front of the
lodge gates of the large castles, reading,
sewing and peering at the princes anil
princesses.
THEIR DEFEAT REASSERTED.
Shanghai Dispatch Giving Details of
' the Battle and Rout.
London, Aug. 25.—A dispatch from
Shanghai to a news agency here says:
“A letter received in Uhe-Foo on Aug. 24
from Chemulpo, Corea, reasserts that the
Japanese were defeated by the Chinese at
Ping-Yang. Thirteen Japancso trans
ports, conveyed by nineteen warships, ar
rived in the estuary of Tastoug-kaug on
Aug. Ik and landed a force of 6,000 men,
who advanced upon Ping-Yang. When
midway between the landing place and
their objective point the Japanese were
attacked bv Chinese cavalry, who suc
ceeded in dividing the advancing column
into two parts. Thereupon the Chinese
artillery poured a heavy fire into tiio
Japanese ranks, creating almost a panic,
'l he Japanese retreated in disorder to the
shore, where tho advance of the
Chinese was checked by the fire from tho
puns of the Japanese fleet. The Japanese
lost 1,360 men. The letter doe* not men
tion the retreat of the Japanese troops
from Chung Ho, from which place, ac
cording to Chinese reports, they had been
driven. It is, nevertheless, believed the
Chinese are in possession of Chung Ho. as
it is stated a council of war was held
there Aug. 20, when it was decided to at
tack the main Japanese force, which is
preventing the Chinese advance upon
Seoul, it is reported the Japanese are re
embarking their heavy baggage in Piny
Yang inlet. The country is being scoured
by Chinese cavalry, who have taken
prisoners and beheaded hundreds of
stragglers.”
A MASTERLY RETREAT.
A dispatch to the Times from Tlen-Tsin
says Gen. Yeh's force of 4,000 men joined
the main body of Chinese troops at Ping-
Yang on the morning of Aug. 23. The re
treat from Yashan was a brilliant feat.
The heat was intense and the route lay
through a difficult country, in uddition
to these obstacles tho column was
harassed along the whole distance by
bodies of the enemy. But notwithstand
ing all this, the march of 350 miles was
etiected in good order, the Japanese lines
at Chung uhew being broken.
CYCLONE IN RUSSIA.
Villages Swept Away, Steamers
Wrecked and Great Loss of Life.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25.—A terrible
and disastrous cyclone swept along the
short s of the Sea of Azoff to-day, working
immense damage. In some instances en
tire villages were swept into the sea.
Many steamers were sunk or driven
ashore and wrecked, and it is believed
that ut least J.OOU persons perished.
WISP STORM AND WATER SPOUTS.
Berlin, Aug. 25.—The townsof Sehwalm
and Waltersbruek, in the Vogel berg moun
tains, ill Hesse, were wrecked to-dav by
a heavy wind storm and water spouts.
The towns were Hooded and trees
were snapped off or torn up by the roots
At Oberohnen a cart, with the horses at
tached, and the driver were lifted some
distance in the air by the force of the
wind nnd then dashed to the ground. Tho
cart was completely demolished anil the
driver aud both horses were killed.
A Modest Request.
Tangier*. Aug. 25.—The sultan of Mo
rocco has issued a circular letter to ttie
powers requesting them not to appoint
consuls at Fez, for fear of creating seri
ous troubles in the country.
WEAKLINGS OF WAR.
A Greaser Soldiery Jailing Americans
and Englishmen by Wholesale.
Citizens of Both Lands Thrown in
Nioaraguan Bastiles Under the Guns
of Their Respective Warships Not
a Gun Fired for the Honor of “Old
Glory” or the Union Jack—Pusilla
nimity of the SliipSCaptains Hotly
Censured—The Prisoner’s Property
to Be Confiscated by Nicaragua.
New Orleans, Aug. 25.—From informa
tion received.by the steamer Gussie of
the Southern Pacific line, which arrived
last night, the Nicaraguan government
has defied the governments of both tho
United States and Great Britain, and lias
taken into custody representatives of both
nations. The commanders of tho war
vessels which have been at the seat of
the disturbance for the past month, havo
stood tamely by and permitted the
soldiers of Nicaragua to arrest the subjects
of their respective countries and made no
protest, and the consequences of this
apathy may be the loss of possibly a dozen
lives and the confiscation of the property
of the prisoners. When tho Gussie left
Bluefields last Sunday, the people of that
town were hourly in anticipation of the
Nicaraguans attempting further indigni
ties, and threatening the peace of the
place by placing the remainder of the
American anil native population under
arrest.
The town, and in fact, tho entire reser
vation is bereft of the semblance of either
American or English protection, and the
merchants nod others doing business in
the town fear that every moment will be
their last in which they may assert any
individual authority.
The officers of the Gussie, familiar as
they are with the condition of affairs iu
the disturbed country, consider that the
crisis is at hand and tho time for action
on the part of the United States is now
or never.
The men who have been placed under
arrest and whom the Nicaraguans intend
conveying to Greytown, where they aro
to be accorded the privilege of a trial are
not in any manner connected with the
uprising of the Mosquito chief Clarence,
and are all men of prominence in the res
ervation, and possessed of considerable
means. To this fact is ascribed their ar
rest, as the Nicaraguans are to become
the owners of the property
of the prisoners. If the men are found to
be guilty, or are so presumed by tho tri
bunal before which they will probably
appear, the property of the prisoners will
go to help fill the depleted coffers of the
oppressors of the reservation, and if tho
prisoners are not sentenced to be executed
by the Nicaraguans they will bo ordered
from the country und will leave their
property in the hands of their captors.
This is said to be one of the stakes for
which the Nicaraguans are playing, and
it is said that if the powers do not inter
fere the destinies of the people at present
in the town of Bluefields aro entirely in
the hands of the soldiers of the republic.
The men who havo been made prisoners
by the Nicaraguans, and who at tho time
the Gussie loft were in custody at the
Bluff, are ns follows:
W. H. Brown, the agent of the South
ern Pacific Company, a Canadian captain ;
George Wiltbank, an American planter;
Capt. Brown Rick of the steamer Presi
dent E. Carzero, E. D. Hatch, English vice
consul; Sim Clapton, an American and res
identofNew Orleans; H. C. Ingram, a
planter, partner of John Wilson & Cos.,
New Orleans; John Taylor, native plan
ter; Markham Taylor, John A. Thomas,
S. A. Hodgson, Georgo Hodgson and
Washington Glover, native merchants;
Charles Patterson, vice president of the
Mosquito Reservation; John Cuthbert,
attorney general of the reservation.
These men were arrested without
reason or justice. The cause of tho ar
rest being stated by the soldiers is aiding
and abetting the uprising of natives.
Several other Americans are now in hid
ing, and tiie Nicaraguans are making
desperate efforts to locate their where
abouts, that they may also be placed in
custody. When the Gussie was ready to
sail for the states, the commander of tho
Columbia sent an officer of the ship on
board of the Southerh Pacific vessol
with dispatches, which he desired to con
vey to the secretary of the navy in this
country in person. He came fully pre
pared to make the voyage. hut
the captain of the Gussie and tho
agent of the line decided that it would bo
\ an infringement of the quarantine regula
tions to carry passengers, and refused to
| permit the officer to make the trip. The
ifispatches were sent by tho captain of
the Gussie, and will be in the hands of
the Secretary of the Navy not later than
Sunday evening. They contain a full ac
count of the occurrence in the reserva
tion, and may contain the reasons of tho
commander of the Columbia for acting as
he did in refusing to accord protection to
the Americans in that country.
HEAVY RAINFALL.
1
Destructive Effect of the Recent Heavy
Downpour in Alabama.
Washington, Aug. 25. —A special from
Selma, Ala., says . “The heaviest rains
known for may years past have fallen
hero since last Wednesday, doing inesti
mable damage to crops. About 400 bales
of unpicked cotton are ruined, and over
1,000 acres of corn in this county aro de
stroyed. Reports received state that
swollen streams havo submerged at least
5,000 acre* of low lauds Rain has fallen
to a depth of six inches in tho last twenty
four hours.
STEAMER AGROUND.
The Queen With Many Excursionists
Aboard Goes Ashore.
San Francisco, Aug. 26. The Mer
chants’ Exchange has a telegram from
Port Townsend stating that tho steamer
Chib at has arrhed there, and reported
the steamer Queen ashore, head-on, at the
point of Carnnrant Island, near Spencer’s
cannery. The Queen has a big passenger
list of Alaska excursionists, hut it is not
reported that they arc in any danger.
A PARALYTIC STROKE.
A. C. II sing, a Veteran Politician, in
a Precarious Condition.
Chicago. Aug. 25.—A. C. Hesing, tho
veteran founder of the Illinois Slants
Zcllung, one of the leading German pa
pers of this country, has suffered a stroke
of paralysis and is in a precarious con
dition. Ho was brought to Chicago to
day from his summer homo. Mr. Hesing
is tho father of Washington Hesing, post
master of Chicago.
THE FINAL SESSION.
Proceedings Yesterday of the Coney
Island Meeting.
Oriental Hotel, Manhattan Beach,
Coney Island, N. Y , Aug. 25. -Theexecu
tive Committee of tho Southern Railway
ami Steamship Association held its final
session here to-day. Although important
roads have uot yet signed the articles of
agreement for tho ensuing year, it is evi
dent from the expressions of tho officials
representing the lines that havo signed
the agreement, that the association is
even stronger than heretofore.
Beyond the transaction of routine busi
ness nothing of interest to shippers or tho
roads was done at tiio executive session
to day. The views of tho cotton interests,
which have been duly presented to the
• rartie managers, have tieon considered,
ami it is probable that tiie- rate for com
pressing will be made 7 cents
per bale, instead of 10 cents,
which tho transportation lines have
hi herto been paying As this charge,
which covers the saving in spaceinade by
the trans|iortation lines, is virtually paid
by the shipper, tho result will tie ado
crease, by 3 cents per hale, iu the revenue
of the owners of the compress.
On Monday there is to lie a meeting of
the traffic niatia era of the Southern
railroad, the Louisville and Nashville
railroad, the Central Railroad of Geor
gia aud the Western and Atlantic rail
road to consider matters of interest to
those lines. In view of the agitation in
Atlanta of the question of free delivery
of local freight, it will be of interest to
Neiv ork and eastern shippers, as
well as to consignees in Atlanta,
to know that Gon. Thomas, president of
the Nnstnille ami Chattanooga road,
lessees of the Western ami Atlantic, road,
controlling the terminals in Atlanta, has
determined that tiie present arrange
ments for terminal track rights
°f the lines entering At
lanta shall bo continued until Jan. 1
iu order that the Southern railway as
reorganized under President Samuel
Spencer and other interests may have an
opportunity to look into the matter and
sue whether they are desirous of re
suming the free dollvery system
against tho Western and Atlantic
charges for terminals which have
prevailed for a year past. Although
important roads noted in this report
have not yot signed the rate agreement
for another year, it is said that none of
the lines iu tho territory can remain out
side without incurring the antagonism of
those who havo long been their associ
ates.
The following officers were elected:
President. Joseph E. Brown of Atlanta;
vice president, J. W. Thomas of Nash
ville; commissioner, E. li. Ktnblman of
Atlanta: board of arbitration, Col. John
Screven of Savannah, Thomas 11. Carter
of Virginia and J. W. Green of Augusta;
secretary, W. C. McGill of Atlanta.
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT-
A Man While Loading a Gun Instantly
Kills Hid Wife.
Jacksohville, Fla., Aug. 25.—At Plco
lata, near St. Augustine, to-day, Mr. J.
W. Craft accidentally shot and killed his
wife. Craft wns preparing to go hunting
and was sitting on the porch with his gun
across his knoes, tho muzzle iiointing to
ward ids wife, who was sitting with her
back turiu .1 toward her husband. In
some unexplained way the gun was dis
charged, tho full load of buckshot enter
ing the woman’s t ark and killing her in
stantly. Mr. Craft is almost crazed
by the accident. The children heard the
report, but none of them saw tne acci
dent. Jones I it,\ lor, who was waltiug for
Croft, heard the report and cry: "For
God’s sake, someone come!”
Mrs. Andrew of St. Augustine, who
was reported missing, and supposed to
have committed suicide, is to-night re
ported seen at Palm Beach. This is not
credited, as she carried away nothing hut
her nightdress. Tracks of bare feet have
been found at tho riverside.
FOR CONGRESS.
Primaries in Nine Alabama Districts
Show Who Will Be Chosen.
Washington, Aug. 35. —A special from
Montgomery, Ala., says: “Returns from
tho county conventions indicate the nomi
nation of the following gentlemen for
congress trom their respective districts
at the hands of tho democrats: First dis
trict, K. li. Clarke of Mobile; Sec
ond district, J. F. Stallings of
Butler; Third district. Goo. P. Harrison
of Lee; Fourth district, J. B. Robbias of
Dallas; Fifth district, James E. Cobh of
Mason; Sixth district, John P. Bank
head of Fayette; Seventh district. Win,
H. Denson of Etowah; Eighth district,
Joseph Wheeler of Lawrence; Ninth dis
trict, Oscar Underwood of Jetlorsou.”
THE FIRE FIEND.
Fighting the Flames In Norfolk.
Property Saved.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 25.—Fire broke out
to night at 11:30 o'clock In the commission
house of Jones, Leo & Cos,, at the foot of
Commerce street and communicated to
buildings stored with peanuts and cotton.
The fire department has boon recently re
organized. and fought tiie llames savagely,
keeping tiio damage down to #so,min.
Although at oue time it looked as if the
whole block would go. Proporty de
stroyed was fully insured.
DWELLING IN FLAMES.
House Struck by Lightning In the
Absence of the Family.
Waynesboro, Oa., Aug. 25.- -Lightning
strjick tho dwelling house of Col. P. P.
Johnston this evening during a rain
storm, setting fire to the bedding and in
terior of tile house. Col Johnston’s fam
ily is away from homo for the summer,
and fbe doors of the building had to be
forced open in order to subdue the flames.
The fire was extinguished without great
loss. Fully insured.
A Big Rico Crop.
Darien, Ga., Aug. 25 —Comparatively
little rice lias been planted around Darien
tills year, but those who are fortunate
enough lo hate flourishing crops wear ,
smiling faces.
One of these, Capt. A. S. Barnwell, the
chairman of the democratic county execu- 1
live committee, Is said to be in favor of
prolonging the tussle between the festive
"Juti'’ and the “heathen Chinee,” for sev
eral years lo come.
Towboat Changes.
Darien, Ga., Aug. 25—It is rumored
that thu Brunswick Towboat Company
has contracted to do the tswlug at Supelo
for a local concern here. If this proves
true, it is probable thut the Darien and
Hapelo Towboat Company will make the
fur fiy off Brunswick bar during the
coming season by sending ono of their
powerful tugs there.
I DAILY. |lO A YEAR, I
{ 5 TESTS A fWPY. 1
I WEEKLY, X TIHLS-A WEEK, *1 A YEAR. J
CORDON AT BARNESVILLE.
A Rally That Surpassed All Expecta
tions.
Georgia’s Senior Senator Aroused
Great Enthusiasm He Touched in a
Masterly Way Upon All the Leading
Issues G3n. Evans Excited Great
Applausa His Speech Favorably
Commented Upon.
Atlanta, Ga.. Aug. 25 In spite of the
threatening weather the democratic rally
at Barnesville to-day surpassed all ex
pectations, both as to numbers and en
thusiasm. Fully 1,500 persons assembled
at Elder s grove, whore the speakingi was
held. Spalding and Upson counties were
represented, and a large delegation came
over from Macon. Populists evidently
feared tho persuasive powers of the trio
of speakers, and were conspicuous by
their absence, only a few being present.
Gon. C. A. Evans and (ion. Gordon
arrived by the early morning
trains. They wore cordially received
at the depot and escorted to the placo of
meeting. Mr. John Hunt, In an eloquent
manner. Introduced tho first speaker, Gen.
C. A. Evans, at 10 o’clock, who, In an
easy, fluent nnd logical manner, took
up one by ono the issues of tho day. He
referred to tho evils inflicted upon the
country and tho people by tho republicans
for ovor thirty years, and showed beyond
the pernitvonturo of a doubt why the
Democratic party should receive the sup
port of all tlirise dissatisfied with this
mismanagement of tiie country by tho
republicans, instead of attempting to or
ganize a party separate and distinct,
especially when tiio Democratic party is
nearing tiio point where, in spite of
obstacles, they can redeem thoir
promises to the people. Gen. Evans’
speech was a masterly effort, and his
plea to Ills friends of Georgia to remain
truetoitho party and vote the straight
democratic ticket received tumultuous
applause.
Gen. Evans made a point on the popu
lisls. He said he had received a great
many letters from populists asking him
why he did not resent his defeat for the
nomination. This, the general said, was
a peculiar matter to como from people
who, at the same time, admitted that
they had voted against him in the demo.-
cratic primaries in order to nomiuate his
rival. Gen. Evans said, in answer to
these populist letters, that the reason ha
did not resent his defeat was that he is a
democrat from the ground up aud for
ever Hon Charles Bartlett of Macon
and Judge Hunt of Griffin also made ring
dug speeches.
At i :.'ih o’clock < lon. Gordon commenced
his address, anil tho opening remarks en
thused the audience beyond description.
Hu said in substance:
The condition of our country Is abnormal
and serious: but thanks to a overruling provi
dence und the Derno,‘i aiic party. that condi
tion Is hopeful Wo have pissed In safety the
most gigantic and alarming Industrial up
heave! of the century, nu uphiival which
brought a gri;at suction of this country to the
very verge of civil war. Wo are Just'emerg
lug from u unsnctal depression scan sty par
alleled in history, either In the extent or de
structive character of its influence.
Perhaps the most retnarlta <le fact eon
meted wim mis unprecedented condition Is
me e imperative freedom of the southern
states and the people from its blighting ef
fe-ts. Iniw comforting, sustaining and In
spiring Is the lellei tlon thnt while Industrial
and so lal storms have hern ringing around
us. we of the south have I een resting In peace,
lti safety and comparative comfort. I thank
' lod linn this glorious people that it was my
proud privilege to siand in the highest law
making body of the land and point to you. my
south'-rn countrymen, as the defenders of law
and order, und to this southern souttou as tho
homo of industrial repose nnd financial secu
rity. und. therefore, ns the most Inviting Held
for capital und future development.
now hotel NHAI.I, IT CONTINUE?
Let mo now in the presence of this marvel
ous condition, press uimn you the question,
how long will this section remain thus excep
tionally favored and free from the curse of
Industrial upheaval: Mow long will the con
ditions around you Invite capital to your
midst and investment in your lauds and un
rivalled resources:
In the rightful answer to that question Is
emi O il'd your safesi political guide, the
chielest politl i.l wisdom tho very a-, me of
southern statesmanship in the present emer
gency. Fortunately the answer Is so pate, 6
that wo cannot well mistake It or doubt its
truth.
'i'hls section will he favored and peaceful,
ati radlve to capital and sale for investments
Just so long as conservative and ound politt
(al policies and parlies conlroi your state and
section, and no longer.
1 shall now endeavor to explain what Is
meant ny hound, conservative polltich and
parties nnd this opens the whole Held of dis
cuss on of th populist and democratic plat
forms as they stand before this people for In
dorsement or rejection.
POPULIST VAI.I.AriKS EXPOSED.
Our populist friends demand government
ownership of railroads ana the unlimited
coinage of stlveral a la’.lo of 18 to 1, without
any conditions whatever
ihc proposition that the governmemt shall
purchase and operate nil the railroads in tho
union is so mvoluntlonaiy and monstrous
that conservatism (condemns it at onoo,
and business prudence recoils from tho
hare suggestion Contemplate for oue mo
ment what such n programme Involves.
'1 here are nearly one hundred und eighty
thousand miles of railway she stocks ahd
bonds and liabilities umnunt to the almost
Incalculable sum of over lII.OUU.tIOU.OUU.
Where is this gigantic sum of purchaso
money to como from? 2 hr: populist flippantly
answois. - ■'•’rum lhe government.'’ tlut tho
goverument has no money except
that collected m taxes from the
people. The government 1$ dependent
upon the people for its support, and not the
people utoa the government: and every dol
lar added to the guvi'i nu.eut s Indebtedness
Is a dollar added to the burden of taxation
upon the people. Ihe Imagination staggers
at the contemplation of this stupendous pile
of dent aud mountain weight of consequent
luxation. There are hundreds of thousands
of stockholders and bondholders of theto
railroads scattered throughout the union and
In foreign eountrlrs They must all be con
ferred with and made satisfied, which Is im
possible, or else they must be forced by law
to sell, which Is the essence of tyranny.
Again: Congress must, Uy law. authorize
the purchase before the government can act.
Do you not perceive thut the enactment of
such a law would at once advance the prloo
of the stock and enable holders to demand
prices unreasonable and exorbitant: Again,
how would It to possible for congress to fix
any just and adequate price for such property
when each rallroud In America varies from
every other railroad In value, and when that
value depends upon cost of construction, cost
of operating, amount of income expense of
muintutnunce. the character of the country
through which It is built, aud the question of
future dcvelopmeut.
MBOIiIiIAStH HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE.
Fellow Georgians. you have had a test of
government ownership and operation of a
railroad in Georgia; und after brief and some
what hit er experience you have, with singu
lar unanimity and wisdom, condemned such
pulley What Georgian la bold enough
or rash enough to declare by
his vote that the national govern
ment Is competent to manage a thousand

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