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The Present Session of Parliament
a Protracted Ono.
No Immediate Prospect of a Re
lease From Duty.
More Strife Than at Any Time Dur
ing Salisbury's Iisadorshlp.
ADIflloiilt Mutter to Toll How Blnny
Turtles the Gliulsionlans Are
Split Up Into A Dull
. Meeting.
Hound to the IVIincl.
[ Copj/rWit J883 lii/ / Jams Onrtlm UenneU. ]
LONDON , August 17 , [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to Tint Bnu.l This is the
17tn of August , and'stlll the poor unfortu
nate members of Parliament are bound tote
to the wheel , nor is there any immediate
prospect of their release. The best friend of
the government can scarcely deny that our
miserable situation has boon brought about
by sheer mismanagement and blundcrinf ,
without anything like business tact , and bus
iness forethought Parliament might have
adjourned yesterday ut the latest. The
members do not object to remain hero beyond
thcf usual tlmo when there Is any public duty
to perform , but to waste day after day , to bo
bAaght back to London from Scotland in
the midst of gro'uso shooting , to have all nu-
tutnn plans disarranged , merely because the
ministry do not know their minds this , It
must bo admitted , is u hard dose to swallow.
There Is certainly more discontent In the
conservative ranks than lias been found
there since Lord Salisbury became minister.
No doubt it will blow ever during races , but
It is no serious at present that if wo were at
the beginning instead of the end of the ses
sion I doubt very much whether the ministry
could go on in its present shape. A devotefl
ministerialist will' do pretty nearly every
thing nnd go in any direction at the first
crack of the whip , but when it comes to bo
called upon to vote ono day that whlto is
black nnd the next that it is green , fidelity
to party gets a shako. Never was a docile
majority dragged through such a thickset
hedge as that which has first scratched out
the eyes of the tories nnd then scratched
them in again. They were directed to
vote that the payment of tithes should rest
with the occupier of the land , who was to bo
liable to bo sued In a county court. They
did not like the order , but obeyed it , and
with it came another order that the partv
should vote to throw the tithe landlord , and
thoywould huvo done it if the government
bud not committed the final error of bringing
themselves and their mongrel bill into con
flict with the rules of the houso. Thus the
party had not only stultified itself , but was
placed in a most ridiculous position. Many
o them had boon summoned up to London
on what turned out to bo n fool's errand.
Tbo whole affair is most unprecedented in
political history. Can you wonder that there
in a llttlo bit of growling to be heard all
around } The fact is , wo nro nil nt sixes and
sevens Just now. The Parnellltes are in disgrace -
grace with their leader because they did not
rally round the Hag last Monday und Tuos-
I see it stated that Parnoll himself habitu
ally neglects hla parliamentary duties , That
Is not the caso. Ho may not "of ton bo in the
bouso Itself , but ho is very seldom far from
it. His followers have been remiss of late.
Many of them are small shopkeepers or per
sons dependent on their labor , and they can
notafford to bo in London the whole summer
or come up whenever they are called. This
suggests the desirability of having a some
what different class of representatives
under Parnoll's orders , and I understand
that arrangements designed to effect this
nro under consldcratlun. Of course there
nro plenty of rich Englishmen who would bo
ready to accept liomo rule scuta for Irish
constituents , but whether they could bo
trusted whenever the political whirligig
takes n new turn is a question. Anyhow the
absentees have received wigging and Piir-
nell himself has couio down from the clouds
and remonstrated with somu of the sinners.
"I think I did not see you last Monday , " is
nboutnll ho says , but that is enough. There
is no need for him to use strong language.
As for tbo Gladstonlaus , thcra really is nc
tolling with any certainty Into how many-
parties they are split up. This week they
have been load by Sir William Harcourt ,
but the very first tlmo ho attempted to speak
iu their numo one of their number announced
that ho Intended to pursue Ills own course ,
Now Harcourt Is not as patient as u innci-
etono , and when Osborn Morcan , ono of the
dullest men in the house , satdown , "Jumbo"
favored him with what 1 usually termed the
rough Bide of his tongue. It was so vori
rough that poor Morgan rose in anger ami
went fuming to the other end of the bench ,
And yet Sir William had merely intimated
to the honorable member tnu/ho hud nindi
a fool of hl'iisclf. "You have spokci :
more nonsense In ten , minutes , " said ho
"than most men utter in a year. " "Mr
Gladstone never treated mo so , " murmuroc
thu victim , und indeed it must bu aduilttot
that the old innti never ubusoi his party.
That detail of his work is performed by n
Thou there Is no now radical idea led si
far us It Is led by Labouchoro. Even they
the latent offspring of this queer ago , nro no1
quite hnppy. They don't icnow what the ;
want , or how they uro going to get ut It iifto
the day they "will bo deprived of Lobby's as
sistance , for ho starts for Alx on Monday ot
I'uosday. There are few shrewder pollti
clans allvo , albeit the house refused to tuk
them seriously. "Hero's Lnbb.v , now w
shall have some fun , " So the word Is pussoi
when Lnbby gets up to spaak , and the dc
elru for amusement Is pardonable enough 1
an audience which Is doomed to listen to th
most appalling bores whenever they huvo
mind to pprak.
When wo mot this afternoon It bocam
manifest that one of the bores haa com
down with the Intention of having n first
rate Inning all to himself , The business li
hand was the proaio ono of voting mono ;
for the publio service , and there is thl :
peculiarity about It that until it la don
parliament cau't adjourn. A bill may I >
passed or thrown out , but money must b
had. The aspect of tl\o \ house was onuourat
ing to bctjin with. Not many of us wer
there , I noticed four Irish members Seton
ton , Mutloy , Flyun uud Murphy , Of tUes
only Malloy usually takes part In discus
sions on the supply , an J ho la always mod
erate , reasonable nnd well Informed. Then
there three Scotchmen Dr. Clark , Mr.
Cauldxvoll nnd Sir George Campbell. It wn3
the last named who was destined to piny the
port of the fly In the pot of ointment. Sir
Gcorgo Campbell la ono of the men
who have their say on everything ,
no matter what It la or how llttlo they know
about it. Ho began wltb some observations
on the prUon'a vote , concerning which much
might bo profitably sold , but not without n
good deal moro thought lind study than
George Campbell has given to the subject.
Ho had net looked upon his facts and ar
ranged his ideas. Ho slopped nbout nil over
the place Ilka n pall of water carried by n
careless housemaid. Tnoro Is really no excuse -
cuso for jumping into evil ways In profound
gnoranco of their scope and moaning. That
sort ot porformauca only discredits the dis
cussion of supply. Sir George Campbell is a
good man and no doubt moans well , but it Is
a pity that he does not glvo himself n holiday
at times.
A hnppy thought of Molloy would exactly
fit his case. Dr. Chirk was making himself
n llttlo troublesome when Molloy told the
secretary of the treasury not to mind him ,
"for , " said he , "If ho goes on llko this I will
get . make away into the country on
Monday. "
A tnoro excellent method of getting rid of
superfluous member ? cannot bo imagined.
However , in splto ot Sir George Campbell ,
a fair amount of work was done nnd sub
stantial progress made toward bringing
things to an end.
Now , a word about Mrs. Mnybrlck , for
whom the Herald has boon , workln ? so hard.
It is qulto out of the question that anybody
can know what Mr. Matthews' decision will
be , for there Is good reason to believe that
ho has not yob absolutely found it in
his own mind. Nevertheless , there is equally
good reason for believing that the prospects
for Mrs. Maybriekbavo ; improved since yes
terday , and that Is a point in the direction
of commutation of the capital sentence. Be
yond that no expectation or conjccturo need
bo entertained. In going so fur Mr , Matth
ews will provoke a great outburst of censure
from those who believe Mrs. Maybrlck to bo
guilty , while it is by no means certain that
ho will receive Mrs. Maybrlck's friends. I
think , however , you will find that I have
pretty accurately indicated the issue.
A Hit of Gossip From the Famous
French Wnterinc PI nee.
[ Copyright ISSOhu Jama Qjrdm asnntlt.l
DEANVILLE , August 17. [ NowYork Herald
Cable Special to Titr Bun.l There is no
prettier bit of country In all Trouvlllo and its
environs than the corner whcro is situated
Dos Kochos Noircs. As ono stands upon the
terrace facing the sea and looks'across to
the promontory , there Havre looms up clear
in the sunlight. Ono has to the loft the
Villa Honoro and to the right the Mansion
Pcrsuna. The Villa Honoro is perhaps the
most picturesque of the many fanciful con
structed houses along the beach , and
it has learned the lesson that "sweet
nrothe uses of adversity" A
few years ago it was opened
as a family casino , a sort of rival to the es
tablishment beyona the Hotel Do Puns
and it was thought that a quiet place of this
kind would bo appreciated in Trouvlllo. But
quiet places are apt to bo dull , and so it
proved with the Villa Honoro , the owners of
which then tried to sell some of tbo gardens
for building purposes , while last year the
Villa Honoro was created into a. cosmopolitan
mansion , where you were taken in nnd done
for at what having regard to Trouvillo
prices during the week must bo rogardoa
ns a very reasonable ruto. However , Trou
villo and Dsanvillo uro not expensive places
outside of race weak , aud this , after
all , occupies a very brief space
In a season. The Villa Honoro
has , however , boon converted into u private
residence , and the situation is so good that it
is ono of the nicest villas in all Trouvillo.
But , attractive us it is , the Princesse do
Logan , who seems to have quito un eye for
good sites as witness her section of ground
upon which the Villa 'lulloyrand has boon
erected at Cannes is still bettor off ut the
Molson Porslano , which is one of several
other villas to the right or west of the hotel.
On ono side of her is the Maison Normando ,
budt by the late M. Beer , and at ouo tlmo
occupied partially by Lo Due do la Tremo-
vlllo , while upon the other side nro
the villas of Cointcssa do Courcellos
ana Tourmalakoft , at which latter pluco quito
a happy fumlly wus collected three summers
ago , comprising Mnio. do Routto , Henry
Rochoiort nnd Mrs. Crawford , of Daily
News fame. Just beyond this is the Villa
Auiollo , which for some time wus occupied
by M. Puul Decauvlllc , who has since be
come owner of the Villa Olllffo and at which
last season Mudumo Flouquet and Mmo.
Jules Ferry spent the best part of the sum
mer. There Is but ono villa at the other end
of Trouvlllo , nnd this is the Villa des Plob ,
xvhcro Muilamo Do McMahon was in the
habit of staying , and ono can not but help
noticing as a curious fact that whereas M.
Tillers and Marshal MaoMuhou , when they
were at iho head of affairs , nuvur missed
spending u part of the summer ut TrouvillA ,
It has boon entirely shunned by both Grovy
und Ouniot. This is all the moro singular
because the people of Trouvillo und Dean-
vlllolmvo shown most commcndnblo alac
rity in burning that which they hitherto
ndored ana in destroying any vestige of their
devotion to the empire. It U the grand
principle of jumping upon a nvan when ho is
down. It is perhaps not Just , but it is the
w iy of the world , uud uowhoro Is it bettor
understood than at Deanvlllo , which owes
its very existanco to the Duo do Marny and
Sir Thomas Olliffe. Perhaps this is
why the Princess do Sagan. who has
remained faithful among the faithless , has
cast In her lot with Trouvlllo , which has not
shown quite such ingratitude , and assuredly
those who spend their season at the Maison
Pvrsapo find their lines cast iu pleasant
places. It Is nu obvious pleasantry that Iho
r princess should have asked the shah to come
hero from Purls and stay at the Maison In
stead of going to Uaden , but Mine.
Do Sagan has her villa full , and
the shah would , to put it mildly ,
o bavo been rather in the way. It was complained -
plained of at , one tlmo that this part of Grou-
vutto was dull , but this ooinion no longer ex
ists , for tbo pier , which is being constructed
by an English company , and which will bo of
Its kind the first over constructed In Francoia
rupldly approaching completion. Not only la it
a pretty structure In itself , witti its rotunda
for the baud , but coming and going steamers
will give life to that part of the town ,
Pltnuls Not Guilty.
PITTSUUIIO , August 17. The solicitor oJ
the North Fork Fishing and Hunting club
o filed a pica of not guilty to-day In the allcga-
lions made by the Johnstown sufferers
against the club , through the bill in equity ,
° filed some weeks since. Filing this plea wag
done voluntarily , and shows that the defend-
nuts art ) uuxiou * to have the matter milled ,
Bismarck's Skill Restores the Entente -
tonto Oordlalo.
The Austrian Emperor Persuaded to
Dcsort the Pope *
Joseph's Change of Heart Makes
Departure Impossible.
England Understood to He Heady to
Co-operate In Onso Europe's Pence
IsDlBtnrbed A. SoiiHiUlonnl
Humor of Disarmament ,
Bismarck's Pine Ton tonic Touch.
( Copyright ISS3 li\i \ A'eio 1'or/c / Awocliteil I'rcsa. )
BKiaitf , August 17. While the craporors
Imvo boon Holding recaptions , reviewing
troops , bunqucttlng anil generally performing
the decorative roles associated with Impor-
hilism , aoino momentous practical work has
boon done by the diplomatic and military
chiefs of the allinnco. Prlnco Bismarck's
prolonged conferences with Count ICulnoky
nnd Count ISzcchenjt embraced ques
tions rolatmj * to Scrviu and Bulgaria , the
Cretan rising and the threatened amity be
tween Austria nnd Italy ovcr the position of
the papacy. Emperor Francis Joseph's
friendship for the pope nna his recent per
sonal pledges to prevent the Italian govern
ment from encroaching upon the Vatican ,
combined with Slgnor Crlspi's ' openly ex-
ressed resentment at Austria's iutorfcr-
nco , appeared to make Prince Bismarck's '
iffort toward restoring the entente cordiale
Ifllcult. With his usual tact and good luck ,
.ho chancellor has settled the quarrel at the
: est of the Vatican. Emperor Francis
oseph , whoso individuality , never strong ,
ias been evidently weakened by his recent
afflictions , has submitted tb Count Kalnoky's '
presentations and abandoned the inde
pendent suuuort of the pope. As soon as
italiioky secured u free hand to renew the
entente cordiale with Italy ho threw the
ivolght of Austria's influence on the sldo of
he Crioi policy in order to stop the pope's
negotiations looking to his leaving the
iraticau , Count Dubsky , tKo Austrian min
uter to Madrid , was instructed to advise the
queen regent and government against en
couraging the pope to seek an asylum In
Spain. The Austrian minister to the Vatican
ut the same time was recommending tno
pope to rely on the friendly intentions of
Xing Humbert. Count Dubsky's communi
cations have not been well received la Mad
rid , but in the flics of Austria's desertion ,
the pope's departure from Homo is impossi
Signor Crispi , encouraged from Bsrlin ,
has sent the officials of the Vatican private
hints that the Italian government would not
Donnit the papal treasurer or the Vatican
art objects to leave Homo. It could not pre
vent the pope's personal departure , but the
contents of the Vatican must remain. Prince
Bismarck must have counted the cost of his
unfriendly diplomacy towards the Vatican ,
balancing the increased centrist hostility
against the weakening of Jho triple alliance ,
10 preferred tno intensified feud In the
centrist party to the risk of losing Italian co
Goueral Bee's Interview with General Van
Walderseo and War Minister DuVcrnols re
sulted in a military convention , which , asso
ciated with iho Italian convention , completes
tno plans for naval nnd military cembina
tluns In the event of war. Although no oQl-
cml warrant was given for the reported ab
sorption of England into the alliance , the
language of the semi-official press Justifies
the rumor that the British government has
agreed that its naval and military forces will
co-operatu in repressing any wanton disturb-
unco of European peaea. The loading oQluial
organs of Berlin and Vienna breath the lan
guage of general good will. Sensational ru
mors of a general disarmament pervade di
plomatic circles. It is said the emperor will
announce a project for the limitation of European
ropoan armaments threatening ns the
alternative general war. The facts , how
ever , do not uccord with this expectation
It is more than likely the composer's speech
at Strasburg and Metz will bo an outspoken
warning to Francs to cease nourishing
dreams of rovongo. No note of peace was
heard in his brief utterance yesterday. At
the banquet of the First dragoon guards in
celebration of the anniversary of the battle
of Marnh-la-Toiir , In which the regiment
distinguished Itself by n brilliant charge ,
after Prince Albrecht had 'proposed- the
health of the qucon of England as honorary
chief of the regiment , the cmuuror , drinking
to the regiment , said that if fortune called
the Gorman army to operate on the same
field ho was sure of victories rivaling in
lustre its formorjaoulovoments.
The emperor and empress remain at Uay-
reuth until Thursday. To-day they heard
"Dor Melstorslngor" and to-morrow they
will attend the performance of "Parslilal. "
Count von Waldorseo and General du Vornls
will accompany their majesties to Strasburg.
Prlnco von Jlohenloho , the governor o ]
Alsaco-Lorrnlno is preparing to give his Im
perial visitors a grand reception. The stu
dents and Alsatlon peasant girls will partic
ipate and twenty burgomasters from the
chief towns of Alsaco-Lorraino will bo pres
ent. A reception will bo hold In the
palace on Wednesday. This will be followed
by a review , a state dinner , municipal fetes
and illuminations. A hearty and sponta
neous welcome is certain In Strasburg ,
which Is now Germanized , French is rapidly
failing out. The imperial party is tuned to
reach Metz on August 23 , There will bo no
ovation thoro. The French , who are domi
nant , rigidly taboo the Germans. The em
peror designed to visit the duke of Moln
gcnln at Lobensteln on the w.iy back hero
The duke's morganatic marriage with the ac
tress Franz , now Frau von Holdburg , prevents
vents the visit.
The czar's advent Is still doubtful. He
may postpone his visit until his return from
Copenhagen , Confusion has arisen from the
changes la the czar's humor ? , and the em
peror's programme has been settled Irro
spoctiveof the czar's programme' .
The papers eoh ° rlly approve the con
damnation of Boulunger.
Abblo DlngeUtudt , professor at Olden
burg , has boon appointed bishop of Munster.
Cnss County Democrats.
ATLANTIC , la. , August 17. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEK. ! The democratic con
vontlon for Cass county is culled to mee
September 7 ,
Tlio Sultnn'n Chief Ailvlqer Exiled nnd
Quint Kosjtoretl.
t 18SJ by JfimM Ronlon nenn'tt.1
, Aumist 17.-r-fNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tirn BEE. ] The sultnn's
principal adviser , Mohammed Unknshmnl , to
vhom I recently referred , who , since the do-
)0rtatlon of Kospcrndowlco , his predecessor ,
ias boon conducting public nffalrs nnd exor
cising a most nefarious Influence with the
mltnn , has been exiled nnd loavei by the
French mall at the end of the month. The
British war vessel Mariner left for Sey
chelles tins morning. Another Is ex
acted from the opposite coast to-day to
eplaco nor. The men-of-war now In the
mrbor are the British Agamemnon and
Griffan , the German Pfest nnd Cariola , the
American Swaturla. and nlso ono French
nnd ono Italian. The Grlffun is now moored
ust below the palace on the northwest side
of town , so as to be able to shell any party
coming from the district called Mollndc ,
which is inhabited by Hindoos nnd Arabs
nnd their slaves. If an outbreak should
occur. It is there It will com
mence. Then , after the rioters
have plundered the Hindoos , they will ro-
> air to the German custom house nnd wreck
t. The Agamemnon is moored off the con
sulate. Everything h ready on board the
Urltish nnd Gorman ships to assist In main
taining order.
The plnco Is unusually quiet. There has
been no sclatnblk or purado of troops , the
sultan having shut himself up In his country
louse. Some soldiers , are on guard in the
streets , chiefly In the Hindoo quarter. There
s almost a panic among the well-to-do Arabs ,
who fear an occupation. The fall of the
sultan's chief advisor 1ms 'completely set
nsldn ail idea of a rising and Zanzibar is now
The .Jurisdiction of the Federal Court
SVN FnvNCisco , August 17. Deputy Mar
shal Naglo was removed from the jail at
Stockton by Sheriff Cunnlnghim an hour
) eforo daylight this motnlng and brought t'o
this city on a special train. " This proceeding
was based upon a writ of habeas corpus
ssued by Judge Sawyer of the United ptates
circuit court , yestordaydirectmg that Sheriff
Cunningham produce Naglo In the circuit
court at 11 o'olock this morning. Naglo was
akon from the Stockton jail at the early
lour to avoid the excitement which his re
moval during the day mlijlit have occasioned.
A great number of persons wore present
in the circuit court room , this morning when
Nagle appeared. Attorney McGuire Intro
duced District Attornoy"White , , of San Joar
quln county , and said ! they appeared con-
lolntly to oppose the release of Naglo by the
federal authorities. The county attorney ,
after reading the papers connected with the
proceedings , entered into a general protest
to the orderof tno court , claiming it was be
yond the Jurisdiction of tho-federal courts to
take from the custody of a state official a
person who had been arrested for the com
mission of a crime wjthlh the state's juris
diction and against the State's ' laws.
"If the court please- " said Attorney Mn-
gulro , "wo desire to prowst against any or
ders from this court to 'the sheriff o ( San
Jonquin county to bYinjriany parson held
under state authority into this court on a
writ of habeas corpus. The prisoner has
however , beoa brought/ / " into court out of
deference to the court butthe sheriff now pre
sents his returns. " The attorney thoa pro
ceeded to road the written'return.
"Wo shall take a position on behalf of the
people of the state of California that Mr.
Naglo ib in the custody'of the state author
ities , and the federal authorities Imvo no
jurisdiction to take the 'prisoner from the
custody of the state officials. This objection
gives nso to a very important question ,
which wo are not at present preparodio
argue. "
Judge Sawyer It does present a very Im
portant question. The claim on the part of
the prisoner is that the acts complained of
wore committed iu the performance of his
duty under the laws of the United States ,
and by reason of that ho has been brought
within the jurisdiction of the court. Wo
recognize the necessity of your being thor-
ouchly prepared for argument and probably
for ascertaining fasts. It perhaps might bens
ns well to postpone the patter for n week to
give the counsel opportunity to decide what
is the proper course to pursue. "
After conferring , the lawyers decided
they would bo ready to argue the question
raised next Thursday , and the hearing was
sot for that date , Deputy Nagle returning to
Jail under custody of the United States mar
Hutlor "Would Not Prosccuto Field.
LOWELL , Mass. , August 17. General Ben
jamin F. Butler , questioned by a reporter ,
denied that ho had been retained as prosecu
ting nttornov against Justice Field and
Deputy Marshal Nugle , Tlio general said
ho would not act as prosecuting officer
against J udgo Field.
Nothing Definite Oaoldoil Upnn as
CHICAGO , August 17. The conference between -
tweon the northern Illinois mine owners and
their minors was resumed hero at 10 o'clock
this morning. When tuo meeting was called
to order , Patrick McCull , of the minors'
committee , stated to tno mine owners that as
decided at last night's meeting , the minors
would accept the proposition of the owners
for n reduction of Itf cents per ton lu the
price of mining , with an * amendment to the
effect that after October 4 next , aa advaaco
of 1SJ cents should be conceded by
the operators. House , -of the operators'
committee , replied that the proposition for
an unconditional roiuotloniof 7 cents sub
mitted last night was 'its ultimatum and
would continue to bo ltn Ultimatum until It
was either accepted or the conference broke
up. Several of the miners moved that the
conference adjourn , as thoru was nothing
further to bo done. Mr , Wines , of the citi
zens' committee , which brought about the
conference , appealed to those present not to
act hastily or hotly. Then followed a long
desultory talk without'reault.
Upon reassembling the motion to ndjuurn
carried after the forrrial refusal of the
miners to accept the t % cents reduction
made by the operators for longer than untl
October 1. The operators bad rejected the
men's proposition of 78 cents a ton after
October 1 , nnd no course but disagreement
seemed to bo loft open. T
The Irrigation ) Co ininltlce.
DOIBB Crrr , Ida. , August 17. The senate
committee on irrigation , "composed of Sena
tors Stewart , of Nevada , Uougan , of Texas
aud Jones , of Arkansas , arrived hero lus
night. They wore received at N'ampa bj
Governor Shoup and otltf r prominent gentle
men , who accompanied , the senators to this
city. In the evening a largo meeting was
bold In the opera house , presided over by
Governor Sboup. at which addresses were
delivered by the venatoi * and by Major
lo well.
Tbo Chicago , Burlington & Northern
Throws a Bombshell.
A Paralyzor for the Western FroiRht
Probability That It Will Extend to
Missouri River "Linos.
i'ho Ghlcnco , St , Paul M lEnnsns City
and Iowa Control blurs Give
Notice Thnt They Will
Come Down.
Astonished the Western Association.
CHICAGO. August 17. [ Special Telegram
to THIS Uei"l The Chicago , Burlington &
Northern gave notice In to-day's meeting of
the Western Freight association of the most
sweeping reduction In rates over made by an
American railroad. It is an all-around re-
luction of 75 per cent in r.itcs batwcon Chicago
cage and St. Paul , the basis being changed
from 00 to 15 cents. The now basis will go
nto effect Monday. General Freight Aiont
Ilumbhn , of the Burlington St Northern ,
road the following to the association and
submitted it , together with a copy of the
new tariff :
"The attempt to Induce the central truffle
nnd trunk lines associations to join in a plan
outlined In the resolutions unanimously
adopted by the presidents of all lines inter
ested in traffic between Chicago nnd St. Paul
nnd Minneapolis has resulted In fnlluro. The
aforesaid resolution was directed to your as
sociation and is as follows :
" 'Resolved , That the lines Interested In
the St. Paul and Minneapolis trafllo bo re-
luestcd at once to open negotiations through
, ho northwestern division of the Western
Freight association with their eastern con
nections , with a view to making Joint
tariffs and rates between all points
reached by the Canadian nnd the
lake routes as shall moot any and all rates
made by said Canadian and lake routes.
That , In the opinion of this committee , by
reason of lake nnd Canadian competition , a
disimilarity of circumstances and conditions
exists which justifies the meeting of said
lake and Canadian competition regardless of
intermediate rates. "
"So largo a diversion of traffic has already
taken place that our company has suffered a
heavy loss , in common with some other roads
which have no lines to Lake Superior , nor
short out to the national frontier. Under
these circumstances wo must adopt ono of
two plans : - 1 Retire"- completely
d permanently from all trallio
competition with the Canadian or
water lines. 2. Encago permanently in that
trafllc at such rates as it will yield in compe
tition with said Canadian and water routes.
Wo Imvo prepared a tariff in accordance with
the terms of our membership in your associ
ation to enable us to'incot outside competi
tion at Minneapolis , Minnesota transfer ,
St. Paul , Winona and Lacrosse , where that
class of competition is directly felt. The
rates named in said tat iff do not apply at in
termediate points. The Inter-stato law
places no embargo on the truffle of the coun
try , and most wisely allows it to employ such
lines of railway or other means of
transportation as will best servo
its interest without regard to whether the
lines employed are in this country or not.
' /ho law justly relieves railways subject to
it from the operation of the fourth section
where foreign and water competition is en
countered. Otherwise our own railways
would bo compelled to retire from oompati-
tlvo traffic or reduce all rates to a war basis
whenever foreign or water rates had to bo
met. Heretofore the railways between Chicago
cage and St. Paul nnd Minneapolis have ac
cepted all the disabilities and borne all the
burdens imposed by the inter-state com
merce act , but for some inscrutible reason
have carefully refrained from exor
cising the rights and accepting the
Immunities which the law provides
for exactly such circumstances nnd condi
tions as now surround them. The view of
the law which has up to this time prevailed
with a majority of members Interested in
northwestern trafllo seems uncalled for , and
lias prevented such lines from engaging In
competitive trafllc and has undoubtedly aided
in driving out of the country by short cuts
across the frontiers thousands of tons of
freight which ought to have been transported
by your lines. This illibaral and strained
construction is responsible for the promotion
of many schemes to build railways to
the national frontier to cot trafllo out of
the country the quickest and shortest
way , expelling the business from the coun
try , repressing trade along the lines aud in
the territory wo reach and driving commerce
from natural channels to tlioao which have the
solo merit of obscurity ; where , if within the
jurisdiction of tholritor-stato law , there is no
other traffic to bo contemplated by It , and if
beyond that jurisdiction , no attention need
bo given it. It Is not necessary to inform
you that the tariff wo put In does not make
any now rate , but simply permits our compa
ny to compote for trufllc ut the same prices
made by the Canadian Pacillo and water
linos. "
The tariff accompanying the above applies
to all trufllp received ut Chicago from rail or
luho lines when originating at New York ,
Boston , Philadelphia , Haltlmoro and other
points east of the western termini of the
trunk lines and from Port Huron , Detroit ,
Toledo , Sundusky , Cleveland , Erie , Dunklrli
and Buffalo , and all Iron articles from Penn
sylvania destined to St. Paul , Minneapolis ,
Minnesota Transfer , I a Crosse and Winona ,
It does not apply on shipments to intcrmcul-
ate points. The rates from Now York , Bos
ton , etc , , are 15 , 13 , 13 , 10 , 8 , 7 and 7 cents on
Iron articles.
The letter and tariff were no sooner read
than General Freight Agent Stohr , of the
Chicago , St. Paul & ICunsas City , gave
notice that the same rates would bo applied
over his Hue to St. Joseph , Omaha and Kan
sas City. The Iowa Central also gave notice
that it would appl.v the rates over us Una
from Peoria. Under the rules of the asso
ciation copies of the now tariff must accom
pany such notices and both roads were compelled
polled to withdraw them until tariffs could
bo prepared. At the very best tbo Chicago ,
St. Paul & Kansas City will bo compelled to
adopt the 15-eont rate to Marghalltown. This
Is 314 miles from Chicago , St. Joseph
Is 533 miles from Chicago , ant
it is manifestly impossible to continue
the present 7G-cont rate to St. Joseph and
charge but 15 cent * to MarMinlltown. Unless
some kind of horolo measure * are adopted ,
hero Beom < no possible way to prevent the
ales spreading to Missouri river points and
consequently ever the whole west.
Good Judges claim It Is the blackest out-
ook which railroads ever Imd to confront.
The Champion Goto Twelve Mont Us lu
the County , Inll.
Ptnwis , Miss. , August 17. In the Sullivan
trial this morning Attorney Calhoun , pre
vious to the sentencing of Sullivan , sub
mitted to the court the following : "Tho
undersigned m&mbara ef the grand Jury re
spectfully ask , In vlow of the fact that this
s the first conviction tor prize lighting lu
this state nnd for other reasons , wo rocom-
nend nud request that your honor will Ini-
lese no higher penalty than n line of $1,000 ,
und that no Imprisonment bo Inflicted. "
Ed Dnvls was the only petit Juror who re
fused to sign. The grand Jurors all signed
t , as well ns the sheriff , the clerk ami of
ficers of the court nnd the justice of the
aca before whom the case was llMt tried.
General Ford supplemented the potltion
by n few remarks. Ho said that ho had had
nu opportunity to learn the public fooling
and , sentiment in the matter , and without a
single exception It soomoil to bo the doslro
that the court exercise as much clemency as
josslblo. There was a piuso , then a stir in
.lio audience when the sllonco was broken by
Julllvan himself , The champion stood up
before the bar , and speaking in n loud , oloar
nnd steady voico-suid :
"Your honor , I desire to make n few re
marks. I can only ask for your clemency in
; his matter. No doubt I have dona some
thing wrong , biu as my counsel told you , I
was Ignorant of the law. I am not as oratorical
torical ns the distinguished district attorney
on my right , or my counsel , who have ad
dressed you , nnd therefore , I bog to remark
that I urn your humble servant , John L. Sul
livan. "
Sullivan sat down and looked at the court
iiwaiting his doom. Judge Terrell , after a
moment or two , asked for the petition pre
sented by General Ford. It was an appeal
tor tnorc.v , nud the fact that t > ho court asked
for it was construed as n good omen. After
u few minutes Inspoation ho foiled it care
fully , laid it on the table , nnd said , ' - Standup
up , Sullivan. " Sullivan stood up quickly.
lie throw out his chest , looked the court full
in the fnco , and had evidently determined
upon perfect self control. Judge Terrell
spoke slowly :
"It seems to mo this prize fight at Rioh-
burg wn < a gross affront to the laws of the
state. Itsbcmsto bavo been accomplished
with systematic arrangement and in
the presence of invited thousands. It seems
on the part of all connected in it to have
been a studied disregard and contempt for
law. They came from and through many
states whoso authority and civilization de
terred them from any attempt at such public
lawless conduct within their limits nna they
chose the state of Mississippi as the only fit
ground for such a combat , in
dicating their vttor contempt for
the sentiments of her pcoplo and
the laws of her statute books. The sentence"
of tha.frlaW'ts taiuVas punishment " 'for. the
offensu'for'whlch yoU stand convicted , you
shall suffer imprisonment lor twelve months
in the county jail. "
Sullivan gloomily took his scat. Nona of
his friends spoke to him then. It was best
to leave him to his own reflections. However -
over , when ho got under the railing to lonvo
the court , room ho faced the sympathizing
crowd with a broad smile. Mr. Fitzpatrick
took his place at tbo bar.
"Mr. Fitzpatrick , " said the judge , "in
view of all that has been said in your behalf
and which I am disposed to believe is true ,
you appear to bo a gentleman who was only
present nt the tight as a spectator , and ono
who did not intend to violate the law. In
view of the statements in your behalf , I son-
touco you to pay a tine of $230. "
Captain Fitzpatrick bowed and thanked
the court.
District Attorney Neville said that ho was
anxious to go homo to-day and asked the
court that no moro cases bo tried until next
week. This was consented to und an agree
ment to allow sixty days to fllo bills
of exceptions was put on record. Cal
houn then made a motion for a
appeal returnable to the supreme court on
ttio tjiird Monday in February , 1890. That
ssction of the cede for the appeal of misde
meanors , fixes bonds at from S10J to 81,000. ,
The defendant had prepared a bond for the
maximum amount and produced J. W. Hoi-
man , of Purvis , and John Duffy , as bonds
District Attorney Neville announced the
reception of the information of Jake [ Cil-
ruin's arrival hero early next week and
asked the clerk to issue a subpoena for Cap
tain Fitzpatrick us a witness in the Kllraln
case und also against Bud Hcnaud , and ho
wanted the summons served before the wit
nesses loft the state. When Mr. Fitzpatrick
came ho was informed that lie wai wanted
and would bo required to furnish u $ > 03 bond
to appear when wanted. The ox-roforoo put
on as pleasant a face as possible. Colonel J.
B. Dennison became his surety.
On appeal to the supreme court Sullivan
gave bond for $1,000 for his appearance and
und $500 for costs. Ho loft Purvis ut flU7 : p.
in. accompanied by his friend , Cuuo. There
was a largo crowd at the depot who bade
Sullivan good-byo. On the train Sullivan
had but llttla to say and behaved well , al
though n llttlo Jolly. When the train passed
Uichburg Churlio Illch was nt the depot > vlth
u large concourse of people. Bonfires were
lit and cheers were given for the champion.
Kxpurlonoo on 'a Passenger
Htoaincr from ilra/.tl.
NKW YOHK , August 17. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEU.I The steamer Allianca ,
which arrived to-day from Brazil , had an exciting -
citing experience In the first part of July.
There wore 110 passengers on board , includ
ing women and children. Everything wont
well lor a time until at 10 o'clock ono morn
Ing the cry of "flro" was heard throughout
the ship , A pan'o ' Immediately ensued , but
determined and intelligent action on the part
of tbo officers und crow BOOH quieted the passengers
songors und every able-bodied man was
pressed Into the ranks to light the lire. It
Bccms homo barrels in the hold containing
rum took flro and burned fiercely. Life
boats and rufts were launched and the wo
men and children placed In them. After
fighting the lira for twenty hours it was got
ten under control and the ship started back
for Bahla , where her passengers and what
remained of her cargo were landed lu safety.
Over seven hundred bulos of cotton were
thrown overboard und UOO bales more were
destroyed by flro.
ForchtorH Smitten With Ohlonco.
Mwii'-U'OLin , August 17 , Tlio high court
of the Ancient Order of Foresters to-duy
voted to hold the next convention In Chicago ,
to move the headquarters to that city , und to
elect all officers from Illinois. This action
was the result of a local Ught over offices.
A Bloody Battle Between "Jny
birds" aud "Woodpookora. "
Several of the lllotors and a Mulatto
Qlrl Moot the Same Fate.
Great Exoltomont Prevailing In the
Llttlo Town of Richmond.
A Itcnawnl of the Outbreak 'Expcotod
nt Any Moment How the Trou-
bio 8 tnrtod Troops 1'ntrol
the Streets.
A Riot nt lllolimoml.
AUSTIN , Tex. , August 17. Yesterday eve
ning Governor Uoss received n dispatch Jrom
Klchmond saying n light had ocaurrod be
tween the "Jaybirds" and "Woodpookors , "
rival political factions , in which Sheriff Gar-
voynnd Deputy Blaokenoy wora killed and
several others wounded. The dispatch said
that fighting was still In progress and troops
were needed.
A dispatch received from Captain Rich
ard , of the Houston Light Guards , slid
KIclunond Is in the hands of the mil ) and
several have boon kllloJ. At 0 o'clock there
was great excitement. Governor Uoss or
dered the Light Guards of Houston tj go to
Richmond at once and nlso telegraphed or
ders to the Bonham Greys to bo ready to
leave at a moment's notice.
"Jaybirds" is the name given to the whlto
democrats of Fort Bond , numbering about
four hundred. "Woodpeckers" includes the
negroes and n few whites. The negroes are
vastly in the ascendant. It is n rouowal of
n race quarrel.
Adispatchfromlloustonsays : Two gentle
men who arrived hero from Richmond on the
11:35 : train reported the "Woodpecker" crowd
were In the courthouse surrounded by the i
other faction , but no moro lighting had oc
curred. They confirmed the now * of ths
killing of Sheriff Garvoy und Deputy Black.
onoy. A young mulatto girl was killed by
The following uro the wounded :
Henry Frost , badly.
Vnl Gibson , slightly.
Judge Parker , badly.
Mason Bradley , seriously ,
The town is crazy with oxcitemont. Th
riot was precipitated by n "Jaybird" walking
throuch the town with his Winchester. Ha
was arrested und put iu Jail and the lighting
commenced soon after. The dead man were ,
both Jaybirds. All was roportoJ qu.ot at
RICHMOND , Tex. , August 17. Since the
lighting last evening in the streets hero
things have been quiot. The county officials ,
who tire among the "Woodpeckers , " re
treated to the court houso. carrying their
wounded , and still occupy it , supported by
the Houston Light Guards , who arrived
hero this morning , twenty-five strong. The
wounded in the court house are Judga
Parker , now a member of the legislature ,
and Deputy Sheriff Mason , who is shot
hadly through the shoulder. Ono ball en
tered beneath the shoulder blade of Judge
Parker and another through the groin. The
latter is the most dangerous wound. Tbo
bodies of Sheriff James Glivey and and or-
Sheriff Blakely are still being held , there be
ing no proper officers hero to hold an inquest.
"Tho "Jaybirds" are In possession of the
streets , and no warrant has boon s-voru outer
or arrest mado. Henry Frost , loader of tha
"Jaybirds , " nlso was shot down on the
streets last night with four bullet wounds ,
nnd Is fust sinking. Ho was waylild some
months ago and shot In the bauk
with n load of buckshot , but recov
ered with the laming of ono of hia
nrms. Tlio "Jaybirds" uro undoubtedly prepared -
pared for trouble ut any moment , while the
opposition has materially weakened by the
loss of two loaders.
There is a panic among the people hero ,
chiefly negroes , und nearly d hundred left by
rail to-day , never to return. It is said that
Henry A. Ross , a "Jaybird , " alter ho was
shot down , raised himself on his arm nna
killed ex-Sheriff Blnkcloy with his Win-
Chester. Governor Ross is expected to-night.
Dim/nice Telephoning.
Cmovao , August 17. The operation of tha
first long distance telephone- west of Now
York was successfully Inaugurated hare to
day , the American Telephone and Telegraph
company ( long distance ) formally opening
its line between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Tlio tests made were of n character to Illus
trate the great Improvements that have boon
mndo in the art of tolophonv , particularly
the utilization of complete metallic circuits.
RcdroscntuUvcs of the press und a number
of business man were among tlioHo who
tested the line , and expressed themselves as
being highly pleased with results attained.
A whisper could easily bo heard between
Milwaukee ana Chicago ever the motallla
circuits. Tests were also made with ground
circuits ( single wire. )
An IJnclncar MlHtini ; .
ST. Josiii'U , Mo. , August 17. [ Special Tol-
egrain to THIS BEB.J Thursday morning
Engineer Will Rath , running engine No , 85 ,
Hannibal & St. Joe freight , from Brookflold
to St. Joseph , came in and went direct to the
Charleston house , his boarding pluco , und ate
breakfast. Ho then hud u chock for $140 ,
which wus cashed. Later In tha day ho ex
hibited a roll of bills amounting to $500 or
or more. Since that time ho has not bean
BOOH , He hud been In the employ of the road
about a year , and was considered ono of Its
best engineers. It is not known here
whether ho was married or Dingle , As far
as known ho was not n drinking inuri. It la
supposed ho was drugged , robbed and mur
dered. Detectives are ut work on the cuso.
Onrllslo'H Uouoptlon In Mexico.
or MB.MUO , August 17. A reception
wus given in honor of Join G. Carlisle by
the pormaneiitcoinmjttoo of congress at tha
chamber of deputies Thursday night. At tj
o'clock Carlisle was met by the committee
and escorted through the brilliantly illumi
nated chambarto President Diaz. Carlisle
spoke for half an hour , Ho assured his
hearers that there was no intention on the
purt of the United States or Its people to
annex Mexico to the United States , but it
was their earnest wish to trade with Mexico ,
and to that end wished that nation to develop
wealth and power as rapidly as possible. Tut
provident of the permanoat couimitUie
n complimentary reply ,