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1“ r " J. H. ESTILL,
Savannah. Ga.
" ,7a t ihe Post Ollee In Ba*
, fie.oud €la Matter.
ir s I opping of the clock
-' , the instantaneous calm,
‘ !..| r nee in niv rhamberimall;
" . ; f: my head in half alarm—
' lias s’opped— that's all.
ts stopped: Yet why have I so
fe-I.rg almost like dismay?
. . in— sioner than its s_mnd?
V ". kcd ail day.
, |jf e b side my own go on
' | . in mi n ship unheeded keep;
i: ' ' ,p scarce recognized till gone
”. in sudden sleep.
~..; a-m?s heaven daily grants
ilumonness forgot;
At answereth our wants—
'r it answers not.
.... .. ....fvlleth on familiar ways.
” “ ... were gone l>eyon i recall —
ugUt of, linked with all our
. - '.'V . has storp j d—that's all.
Georgia Affairs.
. •,. Council have passed a senes of
..^i),learning the parties who sent
hes fr, m that city in reference to its
i affirming that there is little or no
fc. :i[>iaint on sanitary grounds.
- yijeorg i Car Company has decided to
i a car factory in Cartersville. The work
j. img will soon I egin.
. jia. iT- b (.iravh states that the Central
. . ;i i effected a purchase of the gas
, at the fo >t of Mulberry street. This
- .- -thi-ir purchases at that point, and
-.■ri- freight depots will be begun at once,
..a The price paid was twenty-nine
- . .r,! del ur-. The gas company will build
"hit- C inn.' us Enquirer says that one of the
- jo't:.city has sold one jobber five hun
ge-i bal—= -t goods. The Eagle and Phenix
, .. ii over a thousand bales of plaids
Ida? the past week.
’1 r.r -■ youug men made a most mi
t . u<e- i>e last week from instant death.
;->■ were sitting o:i the btnkscf the river,
„- ytr ii is bride, fishing, when a cloud
>i:;f up. ani lightning struck a tree only ten
gp* from them. They were badly frighten-
Kudcccsiderably stunned, but not at all in-
The ir.ilfon Count;/ News reports that a sad
i feat happ-ned at the saw mill of Dr. J. L
last Tuesday, which will disable for
m industrious young man. Mr. Frank
v > was working at the shingle mill, and
ns endeavoring to remove a shingle which
a,.caught in the saw, when his hand became
s',, a-1 and before he could remove it all
sasgers were badly cut, two having been
Entirely off.
TieThoniasville Enterprise learns that Mr.
!? Jones' seam gin and grist mill were de
c-wed by fire on last Saturday. The mill
r.i i g x>d one, and was uninsured. It caught
falling sparks.
r- s:ute Convention of the Young Men’s
i-d.art Association began its session in At
fcralast night.
Hie N ufer Republican states that ata meet
ijof the Board of Directors of the Americus
fcrA.-s iciation, on Tuesday afternoon, it waij
Kied that they would have no exhibition at
if fair grounds in Americus next fall,
fse Columbus Times reports that on Tues
ir morning the two-story residence of Mr. J.
rawford. In Hamilton, was discovered to be
i dimes, and all efforts to check their pro
p's proved futile. In a short time the whole
t .’ing and most of its contents were in
The fire is supposed to have originated
ie stove room The loss is estimated at
Mt SI,BOO, with an insurance of $1,400. Three
t lies occupied the residence and shared in
i. iss of furniture, clothing, etc.
fie Rome Cos urier states that Sain Zuber,
arel was found dead Monday evening on
eback of the Coosa, at Black's Bluff. The
[totinquest found that deceased came to
lieath accidentally from a gunshot wound
lt;s breast, occasioned probably by taking
kloaded gun by the muzzle and pulling it to-
L-ilum. as it was discharged by tne lock
king a rock, or some impedi Rent.
[i:me is greatly stirred over the drowning
llrl boy Williamson, whose body still
Is lathe Oostanaula. The search for it has
l. on since Monday. The Courier states
Ikaeannonwas carried to the river bank
p-c where the lad was drowned and dis
■trged several times, in hopes by that means
l'i - the body. After this failed, the Moun
k :y steam fire engine avas brought into
Btand by forcing the nozz’fc to near the bot
kcf Uie river, water was forced through it
kithe full force of the engine. This created
keii imtnotion in the water, but did not
ke the desired effect. Toe parents are in
kgreatest possible distress, and every possi
kapedient is being resorted to for the re
kT of his body. A diver has been sum
lew from Motile.
fenawide Enterprise: "A considerable
P : i- the oit crop was harvested last
(ja T i.e dry weather has cut the crop
•tr.i-r ;n.in i> would otherwise h ive been, but
is f tter than it was believed to be.
| - generally are full, and the grain
■jweli matured. We bel eve the yield per
be up to an average.”
i*Sn AVtrs: “The West Po'nt Railroad, not
witli deciaritig a handsome dividend,
g'ivM-1 to issue debenture ce-tiflcates or
k te-ariDg 6 per cent, for the original
r the stuck. T ile original stock was
Thus it will be seea ihat the stock
f— *w hereafter receive the semi-annusl
*- f s pi*r cent, and 6 per cent, on the
■ besides returning an annual in
■ t per cent, on the original invest
l'L“ ?r-ater part of the stock Is owned
■ ! >r.s Ai-v, nan and LaGrange. Sir. aii-
K :< r <>, shares, or a controlling interest.
■ r So* shareci he obtained with the Geor
y “ ' ad. a:,.i ipvJ shares have been pur
"irce theii The dividend on this
■- -i - <i“ or w ithin 000 of enough
■ the Year s rental of the Georgia Kail-
Poit Appeal, Bth instant: “Luc'os
r- ijß-ret carpenter about forty two
■Z' .* ed suddenly this morning in
• '"S. - store, on Stonewall street.
K ,". r f ”f- * o'clock, the hour for begin
k'. Heard was talking to Mr. Fieken in
ln reply to a question. Heard re
he iiad , a ten a hearty breakfast,
K;’ ' " - first rate. As he uttered these
■ -vie..- bodv seemed to quiver, and
■f-’■&- a wt- Mr Fieken dashed some
j ' face, and, finding that his pulse
-vb a doctor was summoned. Doctor
strived afd pronounced the man
HillbuilV was notified, and,
K 1 a jury, proidaedcd to investigate
K'?'"" F- ’ii the evidence, it appeared
■; >lr - had been a hard Jrinuer, but quit
days ago. He w'4B oso in the
- Al e : ploy, and was fujurea la S
' 11 'bat road last Noveiobet-. Hu
K. that Heard had never felt well
-Se actij^nt.
j apt ou “A Trained Journalist,'
■■. * - P •: Appeal says: “The last issue
T im f ter <j aze 't( e contains a well
- Ml most excellent sketch of F. H.
■to. r - the able and experienced city
■bm,' s "’ - - av nnah Morning News Mr.
a native of Baltimore, the son of
s ’ii editor and a brother of bril
■, -t. as wel! as a practical printer
■f ,- r culture. It is not strange, there
"'*■ 4 5 tig man so happily surrounded.
' &r !y trained in the art preservative,
■t,one of the most expert, sub
-1 r - J t.-Icored citv editors in tne South.
! a °d brilliant connection with
News, and his editorship of the
‘ on. issued from the same office,
career has been worthy of all
t Private citizen he has filled many
. L n r and trust, and in no instance
to win merited commendation.
' > tii ir professional ability, private
i J’bhlic services, elevate ano dignify
t F*' H Adtate ! and make the power of
>!• c-i,Jy for noble aims and honora
■i'" i! - correspondence Atlanta Constitu
■te 4v ‘p , '>-nv!i!e, Meriwether county, on
Bki iohn E. tihutties. an ex-CsiUntr Treas-
- 00-jn-law of the present Clerk of
,‘ was shot aad killed
5 ■ Toby Turner, a man who
but who has for years been
wt a desperado. There has for years
-’* Shuttles and Turner a deadly
I u caa scarcely be eaiied a surprhte
l&aannait looming Sews.
to the citizens of Meriwether. The parties
met in Greenville yest-rday morning and en
gaged in a quarrel, which was stopped by the
intervention of friends, and, as they thought,
the whole affair amicably adjusted. Later in
the day Turner accused Shuttles of following
hun up armed. Upon hearing this Shuttles
readily gave up hs pistol. In the afternoon
.buttles invited Turner to take a drink with
him. After taking the drink Shut les walked
out in front of Turner.and as he did so Turner
without saying a word, fired upon Shuttles
twice lu quick succession, both balls taking
effect in the back. Shuttles died in five
minutes. Turner was lodged in jail. The
Meriwether jail is not secure, and if left there
he will probably make his escape.”
Post-Appeal: ‘ Information ha3 been re
ceived in this city of the capture of the
famous outlaw, w iley Redding, in Mississippi,
“is subsequent escape. It appears
that, a few days ago, a negro was arrested in
a Mississippi town for robbing the mail. The
author ties could find cut nothing about the
prisoner except that he claimed to be one John
Thomas. In a short time, however, he wrote
a letter to a colored woman in Atlanta, asking
her to send him some money. This fact and a
faithful description of the criminal was at
once forwarded to Atlanta and it became ap
parent from the description and from the
fact that the woman written to was Wiley
Redding’s sister, that the prisoner was no less
a peisonsge than the notorious Wiley
Redding himself. Later intelligence states
that Wiley has escaped, and his whereabouts
are not now known. He is certainly one of
the most desperate and dangerous criminals
that ever baffled the police of this or any other
city. He is one of the very cirminals
who have succeeded in escaping from the
Dade Coal Mines, and richly deserves hing
Tboma*,ville Enterprise: “Some time last
July, Duncan McMillan, an industrious colored
min, went off to work on the railroad. His
wife consented that a colored woman named
should take a little daughter of Duncan's,
about twelve years of age, but very small for
her years, with her to wbere she lived on the
plantation of Messrs. H J. & A. T. Mclntyre.
Very shortly after the child got there—not
more than two or three weeks —she was seen
going down the road towards Monticello, and
the woman, , after her, and calling to
some others to catch the child, which, however,
none of them did. as they thought she had been
badly treated. The woman followed the child
off, and returning some time afterwards
said that she could not catch
her. She sent word to the
child’3 mother some weeks afterwards that the
child had run away. Duncan came home as
soon as he could, but.haviog a large family de
pen-lent on his labors, he did not get hack till
some few weeks ago. Since his return be has
made diligent search for the child without
avail. He has walked all around through that
portion of the county, but so far cannot find a
trace of his child. He says she was not very
bright for her years, and could not possibly
have gone away so as not to be heard of with
out direction and assistance. He is too poor to
pay detectives to woik up the case, but is most
anxious for any information that will lead to
the discovery of the fate of the child ”
Griffin .Vetes: “One of the most lovely places
In Braiding county is the carp pond of Mr. A.
A. Wright in north Griffin. Those of our read
ers who have never visited it can form little
idea of its beauty. Mr. Wright, who is a genius
in everything, has devoted to the improve
ment of this place his best skill ani energies.
We must confess to some neglect in not giving
more prominence to an enterprise that has at
tracted so much attention and favorable com
ment in Georgia, and which has even filled
columns in influential Western papers. The
pond covers an area of nearly an acre and is
supplied with water by a large, bold spring
that boils up in the centre, and water conveyed
by underground pipes from a number of
springs several hundred feet distant. The
dam is constructed in the best manner, being
f flanked up on the inside of the best heart pine
iimb r, with clay backing, on which is planted
Bermuda grass Inside the pond, near one
corner, is a dry well eight feet in diameter and
ten feet deep, octagon shaped, at the bottom
of which is a large hydrau’ic engine or ram
that forces water through pipes all over the
residence of Mr. Wright, where it is used for
the various purposes needed, kitchen, bath
room, etc., keeping up a constant fiow
of water without the use of tanks or
reservoirs, having the same pres-ure of
an elevated tank thirty feet high and also
keeping a beautiful fountaia continu
ally playing seven jets of water fifteen feet
high. Around the top of the dry well is a
strainer or seive of wire cloth made to order
in New York, through which the waste water
escapes from the pond (thereby preventing the
escape of the smallest carp), thence from tha
bottom through a waste pipe which conveys
all surplus water and waste from the pond and
rani ixvo large weeping willows stand in the
centre on two islands built octagon shaped and
sodded with blue grass. The willows are the
lai'gest and hsndsomest in the county and are
exceedingly ornamental. Around the pond,
on the dam, are other large weeping willows,
which make the place look cool and pleasant.
On the upper side are planted a row of mag
nolias and weeping willows, and in the pond,
spread on the surface, blooms the beautiful
yellow water lilies, yellow iotus. curcutian
recurrata, calladium esculantums, and a
variety of other ornamental aquatic plants.
In the depths of the pond swim the largest and
finest carp in the State, ranging in size from
tha tiny ones to those 23 and 24 inches in
length. Of all sizes, there are a million of
carp in the pond, and in them a very hand
some profit for Mr. Wright.”
Florida Affairs.
Vegetables are scarce in St. Augustine.
There was a slight fire in LaVilla Wednes
day. The prompt efforts of the citizens avert
ed a serious conti igration.
Fernandina is enduring the cow pasture
Isaiah P. Kimball, of Bath, N. H., died at
Formosa, Orange county, last week, from the
effects of drinking ice water while heated.
The Norris grove at Spring Qarden will yield
1.0(0,000 oranges this year.
The Masons of Orlando Lodge No. 69 are
preparing for a grand basket picnic on St.
John's day, June 21, 1881.
Arrangements are being made for an ex
cursion from Orlando, Maitland, Sanford and
other points to Sc. Augustine and return on
the 14th instant. Special rates have been se
A number of new settlers from Wisconsin
will arrive in Volusia county early in the fall.
A preliminary survey of another new rail
road from Orange City to Blue Spring has been
The Spring says that Messrs H. M. Moss, G.
T. Butler and R R. Thompson, of Green Cove
Spring, while on an alligator hunt on the Oek
lawaha last week, had the misfortune to lose a
pair of $350 mules. It is not kntwn w hether
they broke out of the lot of their own accord
or were stolen.
In Volusia and contiguous couaties the sea
sons, says the Orange City Times, have been
excellent so far, and there can be no complaint
from the farmers either about the seasons or
the weather. On the other hand Middle and
West Florida are sorely in need of rain.
There were shipped from YVelborn, from May
Ist to 24th, 834 crates of vegetables, mostly
beans, which sold at two dollars and three dol
lars per crate.
The new Baptist church at Apopka, fifty two
by fifty-three feet, is quite a good sized build
ing. The frame is up, and the material on the
plage. The contractor expects to complete
the building within one month.
From the 29th of April up to June Ist there
was shipped from Live Oak 1,446 crates of
vegetables, weighing 43,443 pounds.
2 *,433 crates, amounting to 3,232.78* oranges,
were shipped from Tampa since the 6th of Oc
tober by the Tampa Steamship Company a
vessels. A few shipments of oranges were
mode in other vessels. It is thought that dou
ble that amount will be shipped next seasoD.
Tampa Tribune: “One thousand three hun
dred boxes of pe. cil boards have been shipped
from this port in the past six months. There
are but two mills in the county cutting cedar
at present—those of Mr. D. M. Blue, at
Alafla, and L. M. Ballard, at Shiloh.”
Sanford Journal: “The Church of the Holy
rv.-*at Sanford is nesting completion, and
we arelt'formed the dedication services will
take place on Sunday, June 12. Next week,
however, we wili endeavor to place the par
ticulars before our readers.”
A few nights ago Mr. W- T. Karamergiil was
knocked down and robbed of his money and
watch on Fine street, Jacksonville. It seems
that he had been asked to change a quarter by
a couple of colored boys, aged about eighteen
and nineteen, and when he took out his pocket
book for the purpose ot making the change
they knocked nim down and robbed him.
Tampa Tribune: "We have seen a letter
from the United States Commissioner of Lands
in Washington, stating that homesteaders who
their entries anterior to March, 1881,
whhin the six or fifteen miles limits of the
*rimt ot United States lao .dsto Mr. Vulees
road to Tampa, are not required to' pay *- 50
wr acre if they commute, and that the Gatnes
?KfilcemtWate has been instructed to
correct Its errors ut tola respect.
Marianna Courier: “The olf case of any
pabular Interest before the court wa that of
rox for rape. The person upon whom thp
rape was attempted was the daughter of the
nr!sK>cer. This ease was brought to our court
by change of venue from Washington county.
family i otfi of respectability, ‘“ d Jhe
prisoner was esteemed Uu a respectable
untirabout two or three yea#s ago, when.from
running a little ‘moonshine distillery, be be
ciTne very much addicted to drink Co* in
thh campaign of 1878. was an independent
candidate for tbe Legislature in Washington
ciumtv and received a fair proportion of the
The trUI was one of absorbing intereat,
Ind the evidence against the prisoner was of
fhe most convincing and conclusive charac
The Jacksonville Union is informed that the
Temnie Mill was not destroyed, as previously
rifnorted” burned on tbe 4th was the
reportea. 4 . gj n ger s new mill, loea*d
three mad's half miles south of Waldo oi tuA
M A. Folsom, now $J *aved from
Temple has bought th<s min, ex
ibfji Jlr6. wd wil* & *.hout oq€ month, mid
The Fire Brigade Powerless—lUany
Street* Swept Clear ol Building*—
Untold Confusion and Thrilling
Sight*—The Los* Put at Fully Two
Quebec, June 9. —One of the most disas
trous fires which this unfortunate city has
been afflicted with commenced last night,
and was only got under control at 6 o’clock
this morning. The first alarm was from the
corner of St. Oliver and Bt. Claire streets, at
ten minutes before 11 o’clock. A few
minutes later the bells from the Basilica of
St. John’s and St. Roch’s church rang out a
second alarm, and tbe whole force of the
fire brigade was soon upon the ground. The
reflection of the flames was so visible
that ln a short time half of the city
appeared to be attracted to the
scene, and by half-past 11 o’clock all
the avenues around and leading to the fire
were so completely packed with people that
It was next to impossible to force a way
through them. The scene In the vicinity of
the Cor llagratlon was one of utter confusion.
Half of those present seemed panic stricken,
and three fourths of the others only added
to the confusion by running against each
other, and really contributing to the de
struction of property, while believing they
were helping to save it. Parents, partially
clothed, harried along ln every direction,
with infants wrapped in bed clothing, ln
their arms. Cows and horses, let loose from
burning stables, rushed, half maddened,
through the crowds, or stood, dazed by the
uproar and confusion surrounding them.
The fire originated in a stable on Bt. Oli
ver street, near St. Marc street. The flames
quickly spread to the surrounding wooden
buildings and to the streets above and be
low Bt. Oliver. Lstourelle, Bt. Marc and
Richelieu streets were quickly a mass of
fire for some hundred feet of each in ex
tent, the flames from either side of the
streets overlapping in the middle and com
pletely closing them to all traffic.
Scenes common to all great fires were
readily discernible. At this stage even the
police and firemen weie to a great extent
demoraLzed. Daring roberbles were carried
on freely In full sight of everybody. L'quor
stores and private dwellings attacked
by the flames were ransacked for
liquor, which was openly drunk by
the low characters who infest the locality.
The sparks, which everywhere flew from the
burning wooden buildings, were in them
selves a terrible source of danger to the rest
of the city. It was no uncommon sight to
see men’s coats and hats ablaze from burn
ing pieces of shingles which lighted upon
The fire brigade allege that four wooden
houses were found on fire by them when
they arrived upon the scene, and that, with
water absent and unattainable for some
twenty minutes, it was impossible for them
to obtain the mastery. Nothing was saved
of B*. John’s Church but tbe sacred vessels
and some of the most valuable ot tbe plate
and furniture of tbe sanctuary. The Are
bad possession of the noble s’ructure iti
almost a less space of time than
Ic takes to read of it, and the
finest and largest church ln the city
was doomed to destruction. The church
was worth at least SIOO,OOO, upon which the
Insurance amounts to only SIO,OOO. At the
foot of Jupiter street, below Berthlot Mar
ket, tbe flames had crossed from the lower
sides of 8t John street, and from this point
they rapidly progressed westward along that
fine avenue, keeping pace with the other
division of the conflagration opposite.
Nor was the fire now conflued to St. John
street. At Jupiter street it spread south
ward to Berthlot Market place, destroying
property on Gabriel and St. Patrick streets,
as far out as there were buildings to be de
stroyed. The lower field alone stayed
the progress of the fire. At Scott 6treet the
fire ran upwards toward Grand Allee at a
terrible rate of speed, there being no water,
men, hose nor other appliances to stay it.
Only the gap caused by the recent confla
gration here stopped the total destruction
of the whole street.
It is impossible to describe the spread of
the Dunes on every side. Briefly summed
up, the streets consumed are: Running east
and west in the Richmond part,principally on
the South Side, Latourelle, St. Oliver, Riche
lieu, Daguillon and St. John’s ward, in
Montcalm, St. Gabriel, Norvelle and Breton.
Running north and south tbe principal
streets were Southerland, Dellgny, St. Clair,
St. Marc and St. Genevieve, on the West
Side, besides Jupiter street, in Montcalm
ward, also on the We6t Side. Amongst the
property destroyed on St. John street were
a large number of handsome buildings used
as stores and private residences. The Bat
tery was called out, and rendered efficient
service in saving property and In keeping
It. is computed that there must be a loss
of #2,000,000 between buildings, stock and
furniture. Over 1,500 families are rendered
homeless by the conflagration. At least 800
buildings have been destroyed. It is im
possible to give a full and correct list of the
sufferers and Insurance losses at the mo
ment, but all the insurance companies doing
business in tbe city will probably be heavy
losers. The lire brigade and apparatus was
quite unfit to cope with such a fire, and to
Us weakness and the wretched water service
the whole disaster is due.
More Rain—The Baby Show—Tbe
Tournament—The Yacht Prlxea-
Orllla First, Quickstep Second—
Tbe Fair Ball.
Brunswick, Ga., June 9.— The rain of
to day interfered with the crowd and the
raci s materially; in fact, the races did not
amount to much. The attendance was bet
ter, and it is now thought that the associa
tion will clear expenses.
The domestic department was very mea
gerly supplied, but the fancy display was
very good.
The baby show was the feature of the
day. There were twelve on exhibition, and
four premiums were awarded.
The tournament took place this afternoon.
Mr. Betty, of Rome, took the flrst prize,
and Mr. Moore, of Brunswick, the second.
The crowd dispersed at eventide with a
clear sky. Tbe grand ball Is now going on.
The hall Is elegantly decorated and every
body is ln good spirits.
Tbe yacht race was decided ln favor of
the Orilla, she receiving first money, and
the Quickstep, of Bavannab, second.
The Savannah boats and crews left this
morning at 5 o’clock to continue their
cruise. _
Hod. Soniuel Dibble Klected With*
out Opposition—Mackey’s Bold
Charleston, 8. C., June 9 —The special
election held to day in the Second Congres
sional district, to fill the vacancy caused by
the death ot Congressman O’Connor, passed
off quietly, Samuel Dibble, the Democratic
candidate, being elected without opposi
tion. The Republicans abstained from
voting od tbe theory that Mackey, O Con
nor’s opponent, was really elected last fall,
and that therefore no vacancy existed. The
attitude of the Repubiicans had the fleet
of making the vote no more than one-third
of the usual Democratic vote. As far as
known to night ihe rertilt is the same
throughout the Congressional district.
A Pouch Stolen in Chicago—fmpo:-
unt Development* Looked For.
Chicago, June 9. — A mall pouch robbery
Occurred here last night. The pouch,which
came from Grafton, West Virginia, over the
Baltimore aud Ghio Railroad, and which
was put ln a mail wagon at the depot, was
missing when the wagon arrived at the office,
and the back door of the wagon was un
locked. It Is said that some sensational de
velopments are expected ln connection with
this robbery, which may give aid to the star
route investigation.
New Mexican Outlaw* Punished.
Denver, Col , June 9.—A special to the
Tribune from Espanola, New Mexico, dated
Jane 8, says: “Two desperadoes named
Knowles and Connera attacked Vorheea’
store with tbe intention of robbing, it and
shot the proprietor twice, probably fatally.
The latter returned the fire and the ruffians
fled. A lynching party was immediately
organized and atarted In pursuit. Knowles
was shot dead and Coonsra was captured
and returned to day and will undoubtedly
be lynched during the night.”
The Trouble ln Cork~The People
Guarding Father Murpby—Forater
Denies that His Arrest was Or*
dered—A Peartul Blot Reported
Kaglng*-Mahoney’s Murder—Par*
llament and the Land Bill-A
Warning from the “Time*”—
American Fishery Right* •* The
French Commercial Treaty.
Cork, June 9. —Many of the bayonets
with which the marines charged the crowd
at Ballydehob were broken. Tbe people
assembled on the top of a steep hill at one
end of Ballydehob. The soldiers thought
to fight their way through, and some of
them hurled stones at the people. Quiet
ness having been restored at Sklbbereen one
hundred troops were about to quit, when a
portion of the rails was found cut up. A
later telegram from Sklbbereen represents
that the town is again excited. The military
are quartered Id the town hall. The magis
trates have issued a proclamation prohibit
ing the opening of liquor shops at night
after 6 o’clock, until J une 15.
London, June 9. —The Standard's Rome
correspondent says: “The Pope is much
impressed by the active participation of the
Irish clergy in the land agitation despite
his express injunction. He has laid the
matter before the congregation for extra
ordinary ecclesiastical affairs in order to
recall the disobedient Bishops to duty.”
In the House of Coipinons to-day Sir
Wm. Harcourt, Home Secretary, replying
to a question by Lord Bpencer Churchill,
Conservative member for Woodstock, said
the newspaper reports of the occurrences at
Skull and Skibbereen are much exaggera
ted, and that nothing serious had occurred
within the last twenty-six hours.
Sir Chas. Wentworth Dllke, Under For
eign Secretary, replying to a question by
Mr. MaeFarland, Liberal, said that, as the
provisions of tbe treaty of Washington, un
der which the Americans enjoyed the privi
lege of fishing in the British colonial waters,
could not, in any case, expire before 1885,
the government was not at present in a po
sition to consider the expediency of termi
nating the treaty as far as It relates to the
fishery question.
Another arrest has been made under the
coercion act near Macroom, county Cork.
The people at Skull, county Cork, have
hoisted a green flig on a pole and stationed
an armed guard In from, of Father Mur
Mr. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
telegraphs from Dublin that the rumor that
tbe government intended to arrest Father
Murphy was entirely unfounded. Such re
ports, he save, are tricks to excite the peo
The Times, ln its leading article on the
reassembling of Parliament, calls attention
to the practical paralysis of public business,
and points out that only a few weeks re
main for the passage of the land bill through
the House of Commons, unless it is to be
sent to tbe House of Lords so late that they
will have to choose between the responsi
bility of Its rejection and passing it without
In the House of Commons to-day a mo
tion by Mr. Monke (Liberal), member for
Gloucester city, that no commercial treaty
with France will be satisfactory which does
not reduce duties, was carried by a vote of
77 to 49.
Sir Charles W. Dilke, Under Foreign Sec
retary, in the debate said he agreed almost
entirely with the terms of the motion, but
strongly deprecated its being pressed at
Cork, June 9, 9.30 p. m—A furious riot
is now in progress. Mr. Stokes, a magis
trate, has been severely lujured and three
policemen have been badly wounded. The
mounted police charged the mob and several
pertons were hurt.
Limerick, June 9 — Eight suspected per
sons, belonging to Skull and Skibbereen,
have been arrested under the Viceroy’s
warrant and conveyed to jail here. Tbe
corontr’s jury have returned a verdict that
Mahoney, the farmer, who was killed at the
recent riot at Bodike, county Clare, died
from being struck by a policeman, at present
unknowri, whom they found guilty of will
ful murder.
On the Eve of Commencement—
Arrival ot Secretary Haul and
Party—The Standing of the Ca
Annapolis, Md , June 9.—The Board of
Visitors of the Naval Academy attended
last evening a meeting of the Naval Insti
tute is the department of chemistry, etc.
Commodore Simpson read a paper entitled
“A Proposed Armament for the Navy.”
Rear Admiral Rodgers, who was in the
chair, and Commander Robeson discussed
tbe paper. The board also had a meeting
yesterday evening, at which reports of sub
committees were handed in, and the board
is now engaged in preparing its final re
port. The Dispatch, with Secretary
Hunt and party, arrived here between
eight and nine o’clock to-day, but did
not disembark until 11 a. m. Prepara
tions bad been made to give tbe Secretary a
handsome naval reception but a rain storm
prevented it. Admiral Balcta and Com
mander McNair were present to receive the
Secretary and the Santee gave a salute. He
was driven to Admiral Batch’s. Tbe stand
ing of tbe graduates has been ascertained
this year earlier than usual. Tbe highest
multiple obtained during the whole
course of four years of the Academy
is 760. To be ranked among
the "Stars” of this class a cadet
mu3t obtain 85 per cent, of this multiple.
The balance of the class of cadet midship
men ln their order of merit are: No. B,Fred.
K. C. Rider, Rhode Island; 9, Harry K.
White, Dakota; 10, Lincoln Kaimany, Penn
sylvania; 11, E. E. Capehart. Ohio; 12,
Eugene Carroll, at large; 13, Houston
Eiridge, at large; 14. Tasnker Serato,
Japan; 15, Frank E. Bunts, Ohlr;
16, Chas. H. Kanchaner. Maryland; 17,
Robert P. Farshew, New York; 18, Wm H.
Staiton, Delaware; 19, Cbas. A. Doyer, New
Hampshire; 20, James E Mahoney, Mas
sachusetts; 21, Henry B. Wilson, New Jer
sey; 22, Horace B. Andrews, Michigan; 23,
Felix H. Hunleke, Missouri; 24. Franklin
J. Moses. South Carolina; 25, Gilbert
Wilkes, Utah.
Following are the "stars”: 1, John
Shock, of Pennsylvania; 2, Joseph J.
Woodward, at large; 3, John H. Leonard,
of Pennsylvania; 4, Johu H. Hoogewerff,
at large; 5, John T. Reese, of Michigan; 6,
Francis E. Button, of New York; 7, Robert
B. Dashlell, at large.
The total of the class of midshipmen is
68. Among the graduates are two cadets
from Japan. Georgia is represented by C.
M. Perkins and H. R. Coben, and South
Carolina by F. J. Moses.
The class of cadet engineers numbers 21.
Thus. J. Hogan, of Georgia, Is among the
graduates. The Japanese midshipmen
stood Nos. 14 and 26, respectively.
A Judge and an Editor Compelled to
Quit Perry villa—Tbe Latter’* Office
Little Rock, June 9.—A special to the
Gazette from Morrillton, this State, says:
"On May 25 L. T. Harris, County Judge of
Perry county, and John L. Matthews, editor
of the Fourche Valley Times, received a no
tice through the Perryville post office to
leave the county within fifteen days or
suffer the penalty of death at the hands of
the ‘Regular organized Ku Klux.’ Tbe
fifteen days expired yesterday, and a mes
sage Just received here from Perryville re
ports that a body of armed men arrived
ln town at one o’clock tbis morning and in
quired for Matthews and Harris, who had
prudently left town the day before. The
affair arose out of prosecutions inaugurated
by Judge Harris, the proceedings of which
were published by Matthews. The same
parties are supposed t© have fired the Times
office on May 30:h. Judge Harris Is here,
and says he has sufficient evidence to iden
tify the author of the notices. He leaves
for tbe capital this evening to ask aid of
Governor Churchill ln prosecuting the of
fenders and preserving tbe peace.”
- ■ W•> rrr rr
fliarged llh Manslaughter.
Cedar Rapids, lowa, June 9.—The
Coroner’s jury Investigating tbe cause of
the accident on the Chicago and North
western Railroad, whereby Frank Horton
and Thos. Hurley were killed, returned a
verdict charging Charles B. Lewis, tbe
telegraph operator at Cedar Rapids, with
culpable negligence. Lewis has been
arrested on the charge of manslaughter.
The anxious sufferer with Piles, or Hem
orrhoids, who has sought vainly for relief,
can find it by using Tabler's Buckeye Pile
Ointment, the best remedy known for that
dreadful disease, jelO F,M,W<fcvat
How Depew’* Worker* are Opera
ting—An Investigation Ordered—
Another Futile Ballot—Effort*
Making to Bring About an Ad
Albany, N. Y., June 9. —In the Assem
bly, Mr. Patterson called up his resolution
for an adjournment of the Legislature sine
die on the 10th inst. The Speaker decided
that the resolution was privileged and ln
order. A debate followed, in which Messrs.
Alvord, Congdon and o:hers participated.
The resolution was laid over. The joint
convention met at 12 m., Lieutenant Gov
ernor Hoskins presiding, and proceeded to
vote to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
resignation of Roscoe Conkling, with this
The Senate voted as follows:
Conkling 9; Cornell 2
Jac ibs 6 LapUam 2
Wheeler 5 Folger 1
Rogers 61 Bradley 1
The Assembly voted as follows:
Conkling 25 Lapham 7
Jacobs 43 Tremaine 3
Wheeler 18 Folger.. 1
Rogers 8 Dutcher 1
Cornell 14 Harris 1
Tbe following is the combined votes
Conkling 34 j Tremaine 3
Jacobs 4 1 ! Folger 2
Wheeler 231 Bradley I
Rogers 14 Dutcher 1
Cornell 16 j Harris 1
Lapham 9|
There was no choice.
The convention proceeded to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of Thos. C.
Platt with this result:
The vote of the Senate was:
Kernan 71 Cornell .* 3
Platt 7 Folger 2
Depew 13|
The Assembly voted:
Kernan 43 Tremaine 1
Platt 22 Folger 2
Depew 40 Crowley 5
Cornell 5 Lapham 3
The combined vote was:
Kernan 50 Tremaine 1
Platt 29 Folger 4
Depsw 53 Crowley 5
Cornell 8 Lapham 3
No choice, aud the convention adjourned
to 12 m. to-morrow.
In the Assembly this morning Mr. Brad
ley, Republican, rose to a question of privi
lege, and 6aid that he had received $2,000
to pay him if he would vote for Chauncey
M. Depew Instead of Mr. Platt, which sum
he had handed over to the Speaker. He
thewfore asked for a committee of investi
The Speaker corroborated this statement
and said he had the money ln his pocket.
Mr. Brooks hoped a committee would be
appointed, attended by a stenographer and
Sergeant-at-Arms, and have power to send
for persocs aud papers.
A resolution to appoint a committee of
Investigation was adopted unanimously.
After tbe dissolution of the joint conven
tion and when the Assembly had reconven
ed, Mr. Armstrong, on a question of privi
lege, slated that he had been approached
by a man who (holding up an en
velope) said he (Vlr. Armstrong) could have
twenty times the amount in it it he would
turn around and go against Mr. Conkling.
That bis influence would be great, as he
came from Oneida.
Mr. Alvord—Name the man!
The Speaker—The gentleman from Onon
daga has no right to make such an interrup
Mr. Alvord —The gentleman from Onon
daga has that right.
The Speaker, sharply—The gentleman
shall not have that right in this house.
(Applause )
Mr. Sisson stated he had been offered
money to vote for Chauncev M. Depew.
Mr. Browning offered a concurrent reso
lution for a final adjournment on the lltb
lust. Tabled under the rule.
Tbe Chair announced the following
named gentlemen as the committee on Ihe
bribery investigation, vz: Messrs. S;ott,
Boardman, E. A. Carpenter, Skinner,
Brook , Bbanley and Draper. Adjourned to
11 a. m to morrow.
The Cornell Crew to Row for ihe
Stewards’ Cap.
London, June 9 —Mr. Tl'ley attended a
meeting of the stewards of the Henley re
gatta to-day. They have passed a resolu
tion as follows:
Resolved, That the entry of the Cornell
University crew be provisionally accepted
to compete for the stewards’ cup, subject
to their fulfilling the conditions imposed on
all foreign crews and subject, to any objec
tions that may be made by any competitor.
The affair Is thus decided in favor of the
admission of the Cornell four. The stewards
were most courteous, and appear anxious to
remove any unpleasant feeling. Tbe Corßell
crew will arrive at Henley at 6:30 p. m. to
day. The resolution has already been tele
graphed to them. They will row only for
the stewards’ cup, and not for the visitors’
plate. Toe conditions of the latter race
ccnrain certain provisions concerning the
leugth of residence at college, etc , which
will probably preclude them from partici
A While Girl Attacked by a Negro
Near Kufaula -The Fiend Caught
and Lynched.
Eufaula, Ala , June 9 —A most villain
ous outrage was committed upon a respec
table white girl, twelve years old, by Josh
Shorter, a negro, near this city lata yester
day afternoon.
A diligent pursuit by a large party re
sulted In bis capture across the river in
Georgia, this morning, and he was lmmedi
ate'y brought to the Alabama side.
Upon the Sheriff’s attempting to get pos
session of him, he was hurried back to the
Georgia side by a large crowd and hung to
a limb of a large tree about midway bet* een
Eufaula and Georgetown.
Half of the City’* Quota to the Cot
ton Exposition Subscribed—The
Georgia Railroad’* Atlanta and
West Point Stock Certificates.
Augusta, Ga., June 9.—H. I. Kimball
and Col. Hardeman reached Augusta tbis
morning, and addressed a large meeting at
the Augusta Exchange in the interests of
the Atlanta Cotton Exposition. Subscrip
tion lists were opened, and half of the
amonnt required from Augusta, $5,000, was
subscribed at once.
The Georgia Railroad, and not Mr. Wad
ley, gets the certificates issued by the At
lanta and West Point Railroad upon the
stock owned by the Georgia Railroad.
Weather Indication*.
Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash
ington, June 9. lndications for Fri
In the South Atlantic States, partly cloudy
weather, with rain, stationary or lower tem
perature, southwesterly shifting ln the north
ern portion to northeasterly winds, followed
by rising barometer.
In the Middle Atlantic States, rainy
weather, winds mostly northeasterly, higher
temperature and barometer.
Io the Kxst Golf States, warmer clearing
weather, winds mostly westerly, and sta
tionary barometer.
In the West Gulf States, fair weather,
winds mostly southerly, stationary tempera
ture and barometer.
In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, clear
ing weather, winds mostly northerly, rising
barometer in the Ohio valley, warmer ln
Tennessee, and stationary or lower tempera
Rnaslau Prisoner* Fighting for
London, June 9.—A dispatch from St.
Petersburg says; "News has been received
from Tiflls of a fatal confect at the small
town of Konba between seventy prisoners
and their military guard. More than twen
ty-flve men were killed or wounded, and
about forty prisoners escaped to the neigh
boring forest, carrying off their rifles.”
Arranging Freight Rate*.
Louisville, Kt , June 9 —The Rate Com
mittee of the Southern Railway and Steam
ship Association met here yesterday. A
large number of prominent railroad men
were present, principally from the South.
The purpose is to fix a general system of
freight rates throughout the South.
A New Corrnptlon Organ—Wash
ington Newspapers ln General and
the King Champion in Particular—
Hallet Kllbourn, ol Savory Memo
ry, to Fill the Trlpod-The Cold
Shoulder for Southern Place
If anter*—Have* a* a Jail Deliverer
—The “Society” Hegira to Vest
Point and Annapolis.
■Washington, June B.—There is to be anew
feature in Washington journalism in the shape
of an afternoon paper, in rivalry with the Star.
The Star has long been, and still is, the lead
ing paper of Washington, both in the point of
news and the money that comes into the cof
fers of the owners. The morning papers are
in most respects later editions of the Star.
But the strong point in favor of it has perhaps
been the fact that it has always kept aloof
from jobbery. It has thus, untrammelled,
been able to expose jobbers and their schemes
as the occasion has required. There is no use
talking: the people can tell without having to
hear it that a newspaper is open to corruption,
Succumbing to the inlinuxting offers of job
bers and lobbyists, is the whole se
cret of the reputation that the city
of Washington has acquired as a
national graveyard for newspaper enterprise.
The amusing and imbecile National Re%mbli
can is now languishing on its last legs because
the people will not support a concern run in
the interest of the star route thieves. The
Post, which assumes to be a national organ of
the Democracy, does not get support enough
to iasure its living from one month to the
other When the latter paper first started
here it secured unusual support for anew en
terprise. It was full f news. It soon became
apparent.however.to tbe most unsophisticated
that its columns were open to any job
bery or thievery, the managers of which would
come down with the lucre. The paper deceiv
ed outsiders for a time, and even deceives
some of them now, but the resi
denters of Washington have, by expe
rience, learned the earmarks of journalistic
prostitution. They do not support the Post
The consequence is that it has deteriorated
from the first six mon hs of its birth, ana it is
now a wonder as to how it manages to live. I
started out, however, by saying that anew
afternoon paper was to be started. That is not
exactly the truth. It is an old afternoon paper
under anew management. For the past ten
years the Washington Critic has been published
every afternoon. It was a penny paper, aDd
catered to the people who did not want to pay
three cents for the Star. Under the manage
ment of Carpenter Miller, a close friend of the
writer, it made about ten thousand dollars a
year clear, and got along very well. Miller
was ;he best newspaper manager that I ever
saw in my life But his paper was no rival to
the Star, which scoops in a clear annual profit
of about fifty thousand dollars Poor Mr.
Miller died about a y -arago. Since then the
Critic has gone down. The Star has been
hunting down and publishing to the world the
star route thieves and the Treasury stealers.
The Republican, owned and controlled by the
star route thieves, has been defending both.
The Post, implicated in the star route jobbery,
though a Democratic paper, has been tongue
tied and dare not call its soul its own. Not being
able to head off or refute the Star's publica
tions and expos ires, the gang of thieves who
run the Republican have decided to establish
an afternoon paper in opposition to it and try
to break up its business. They have purchased
the Critic ror this purpose. Brady and Hallet
Kilbourn. of the old District of Columbia real
estate pool, are the promtuent figures of the
new paper, with one A. C. Buell
as horn-blower. Buell used to be
a Democratic newspaper correspondent
of some alleged weight aud prominence (also
alleged). He sold out, or rather was bought
very cheap by the star route thieves, and is
now one of them. He is to edit the
new Critic, which is o be anti-Star and anti
administration. Allow me to remark that it
will be a remarßably cold day in July when
either the Star or the administration is in the
smallest degree affected by tli3 new corrup
tionist organ.
Many Southern Republicans called on Presi
dent Garfle and very soon after he was inaugu
rated and kept it up until the Senate ad
journed. They all had their little axes, and in
tne most polite terms asked that the President
grind them. After the Senate adjourned,
and) the Southern Republicans were not
provided for by nominations, a gloom fell over
them. A few remained on hand to bother and
disturb tbe President, but the majori y de
camped and left the field to other office hun
ters. Now I see the Southern Republican no
more haunting the White House or the de
partments He sees that there is not much
chance for him. He has left the field for Re
publicans of other States. Only th Republi
cans, however, in the contiguous States fall
upon ilia President. In tbe absence of mem
bers of Congress or their recommendation the
' President is not making any appointments or
changes to speak < f Therefore it is a very
useless expenditure for Republicans from any
of the outlying States to come here and bother
The Ilayes administration pardoned convicts
from the penitentiaries by the wholesale. The
average per month was between 30 and 40. It
seemed that Hayes and Devens had decided
upon that monthly figure. Just before Hayes
went out, the friends of United States convicts,
knowing his weakness, filed thousands of ap
plications for pardon upon the Department of
Justice. They have kept it up during the
present administration, but not with any en
couraging success. President Garfield and At
torney General MacVeagh do not pay one iota
of the attention to applications for pardons
that was shown by their predecessors. Of the
thousands of aopiications that have been filed
since the 4th of March last only four have been
granted. Upon the basis of the last adminis
tration at least one hundred and twenty par
dons would have been issued by this time.
Washington “society” runs wild over the
army aud navy. To capture an army or navy
officer, no matter how low his rank, is what
the young women of “society” are trained to
try for in a matrimonial way. That best
illustrates the feeling of “society” towards the
two professions mentioned. Naturally the
young ladies prefer the young men; therefore
they' “dote” upon the cadets at Annapolis and
West Point. For this reason we are about to
be deserted, for a short time at least, by what
remnant of “society” the summer has
left us. That remnant has been on the qui
vive about the commencement exercises which
take place at Annapolis and VVest Point on the
10th, for some weeks past. It has been getting
ready for either one or the two events, and
tbe hegira will commence to-morrow. Then
we will not for some days have even the rem
nant of ‘ society” left us. What we are to do I
cannot tell Will somebody plea e pray for us
in our affliction? Potomac.
The Tourists’ Country—The Inva
lid*’ Retreat.
Hendersonville, N. C., June B.—Editor
Morning Xeivs: Thß summer saason has open
ed, and doubtless many persons from the
“Forest City” will ’ere long seek some cooler
clime. As but very few from the seaboard of
Georgia have as yet visited our section, I have
taken the liberty of addressing you this com
munication, in the hope of attracting the at
tention, both of tourists and health seekers, to
the “Land of the Sky.”
There is no section of country on the Ameri
can continent that can excel western North
Carolina as a summer climate, either for
health or comfort. It is here that the tourist
in quest of pleasure can satiate his desire,
while the invalid, enfeebled by disease, can re
cuperate with a rapiiity truly astonishing.
The altitude ot Hendersonville is 2,852 feet
above the ocean, tbe air cool and braciDg, the
water ice cold and free from the slightest par
ticle of limestone. r l he city, like Augusta, is
laid out at right angles and is beautified by
rows of trees in the centre and on either s de
of the principal street.
Passengers for the mountains on reaching
Spartanburg, S. C., take the train on the Ashe
ville and Spartanburg Railroad for Henderson
ville (the present terminus), and arrive at seven
o'clock. Along this line tbe traveler rests hU
eyes on the most sublime landscape in Ameri
ca. The view of Tryon Mountain from the
cars as they ascend the 1 steep grade 1 ’ of two
hundred and thirty-seven feet to the mile is
especially imposing, and, by long odds, sur
passes any scenery that I ever beheld in the
Eastern or Middle States, not excepting that
on the Hudson river.
On reaching the city tbe traveler finds the
most ample hotel accommodations, at the most
reasonable rates, offered by the American, the
Virginia, the Arlington, CBSse’s Globe, and the
Fletcher House. The latter, while pcssessing
a less pretentious name than the rent, is
superbly kept, Jcs proprietor. Dr. J. L. Eger
ton, in its equipment, having bad no other ob
ject in view gave the comfort of his guests.
The fare in the mountains is of the very best,
and the richest of milk and best of butter can
be found in abundance.
The gtreaaifi in this section abound in moun
tain trout, and the industrious sportsman, by
journeying twenty-five or thirty miles to the
“Balsam Mountains,” ran get a shot at a bear
or deer. Western North Carolina offers every
inducement to sqmmer travelers for the geasnh
of ISSI, and heartily invites them to come
within her borders, assuring all who may do
so that they will never regret their visit to this
“the Land of the Sky.” “Julian.”
Tbe New York Stock Market.
New York, June 9.—The stock market
opened generally firm, and at the first board
prices showed an advance of 6 per cent, in
Louisville and New Albany, and to 2 per
cent, ig the general list, Texas pacific, P.,
D. and E and the trunk lines leading
therein. After midday speculation became
somewhat weak, and prices reacted >£ to 1
per cent.
During the afternoon the market was ex
tremely dull, but in the late dealings a fair
degree of activity prevailed, and the closing
quotations were ln moat instances within a
small fraction of the top figures. Canada
Southern was an exception, and closed at a
decline of % per cent. Louisville and New
Albany recorded a farther advance of 4 per
cent., making an improvement on the day
of ;Q per pent. Sales aggregated 251,572
Its Prospect* and Conditions— Com
parative Report* from Georgia,
Virginia, North Carolina, Ala
bama,niMiulppland Texas—Acre
ages, Weather, Labor and Fer
Galveston, June 9. —The Cotton Ex
change of this city has received one hundred
and twenty-six replies from ninety counties,
which show an increase ln the acreage
planted estimated at 3 per cent, as compared
with last year. One hundred of these re
plies report the weather more favorable
than last year, sixteen report similar weather
to last year, and ninety five report the
weather as less favorable. Ninety-two re
port stands good or fair, and twenty
nine not good. The crop as reported
will average sixteen days later than
last year. Fifty-two replies give
the condition of the crop as good and
seventy-four as not good, owing to too
much rain, the crops being grassy and
weedy. There is general complaint of
scarcity and inefficiency of labor caused by
the hands going to the different railroads
now in course of cons'ruction in the State.
No fertilizers are used. A. few rt plies re
port the appearance of rise cotton worm,
but not in sufficient number to do any
Mobile, June 9. —The Cotton Exchange
has issued the following cotton crop report
for May:
Alabama— Seventy-four letters from for
ty four counties report the acreage com
pared with last year as follows: In twenty
six of the most productive counties, an av
erage decrease of per cent. In eigh
teen less productive counties there is an
average increase of 5% per cent. The
weather is reported equal to the most fa
vorable in fifty six counties, and
less favorable in eight. Stands are
reported from fair to good
ln thirty seven counties, and not good in
seven. Io eighteen counties the crop is re
ported from ten to twenty days later. In
nineteen about the same, and in seven from
ten to fifteen days earlier. The condition
is from fair to good throughout tbe depart
ment. Labor is reported about tbe same,
except in eleven productive counties, in
whicn it is reported as less in number and
not so efficient. The nse of fertilizers has
generally Increased. In some counties cut
worms and defective seed are complained
of. the latter having made replanting neces
sary in many cases.
Mississippi —Thirty-five letters from twen
ty counties report the acreage as follows:
In five of the most productive count.l3B no
change in average. In fifteen of the less pro
ductive counties an average increase of 4 per
cent. The weather is reported more favor
able in thirteen counties, equally as favor
able lu three and less favorable in
four counties. Stands are reported from
fair to very good In about two of the smaller
counties. In ten counties the crop is re
ported as from ten to fifteen days late. Ia
ten about the same. The condition is from
fair to good in thirteen counties, and poor
and grassy In seven. Labor is reported as
less in number but equally efficient in most
of the counties, and the same as last year in
others. The use of fertilizers has largely
Increased in the eight counties in which they
are U6ed, and in the other twelve counties
they arc but little used. There is some lit
tle complaint of cut worms injuring the
Augusta, Ga., June 9. —The Augusta
Exchange’s report of the condition of the
cotton crop for May is based on twenty two
replies from thirteen counties. There is an
average increase of about 2>£ per ceDt. The
weather was very dry everywhere from
about April 20 to May 28. Fifteen reports
state it as less favorable, five as the same
as last year, and only two as
more favorable. Since May 28 rains
have been general. StaDds are good
wherever cotton came up well, which is
generally the case with the early planting.
Some had to be replanted. Of this a mod
erate percentage was not uo yet, but can do
well with favorable weather. One report
only gives the crop as earlier, two as the
same, and all the others as later than last
season. Tbe condition Is good and healthy,
though the plant is rather small, being
stunted in growth by the continued
dry weather. The fields are clean
and free of grass and weeds. Labor is re
ported to be fully as good as last year, and
in some sections as even more efficient.
Nine reports give the quantity of fertilizers
used a the same as last year, ten give an
increase ranging from 5 to 25 per cent., and
three reported a decrease. The average in
crease will , hardly exceed even If it
reaches 5 per cent, owing to the
coniluued dry weather, which badly baked
all strong clay lands. Some planters had
not quite finished planting at the date of
reports. Owiog to some cause some lands
intended for cotton were never planted.
Some, as stated, were replanted, where,
from the lack of moisture, the seed failed
to germinate. The rains, though general
since May 28th, have not been heavy.
While the crop is undoubtedly later than
last year It is fully up to the average years.
There is no doubt but that about 15 per
cent, of commercial fertilizer was brought
into and made in this State and were
shipped to distributing points, but there is
a sood deal now at the depots unsold. The
planters and farmers as a rule have com
menced the season under very unfavorable
conditions. For two years past the cereals
and subsistence crops have virtually failed
and are not very promising this year.
The result is that much money has been
spent for provisions of all kinds, and the
sales of corn and hay this spring to supply
the country have exceeded those of the
past three years together, ln some sections
farm stock is running down for want of
proper nourishment, and more applications
have been refused here by manufacturers
last winter and spring for advances to plant
ers than for several years past.
Norfolk, Ya , June 9 —Following is the
report of the condition of the cotton crop
made by the Exchange and compiled from
seventy-nine replies from thirty-four coun
ties in North Carolina and Virginia, the
average date being May 81. Twenty-four
show the same acreage a6 last year.
Fifty-five show an average increase of 13 16
per cent, over the acreage of last
year. Thirty seven show less favorable
weather, and eleven show the same weather
as last year. Thirty eight report fair to
good stands, twenty one poor to bad, and
ten the same as last year. Sixty show the
crop to be eleven days later than last year,
thirteen report it nine days earlier, and
twenty five about the same as last year.
Forty three report the condition of the
crop good, nineteen fair, and seven
teen poor. The general tenor of the
replies shows that labor has decreased slight
ly in number and is not so efficient as of
late years. Strenuous efforts are being
made la some sections to induce Immigra
tion, and thus offset the depreciation In
labor. An average of twenty-four replies
shows an increase Of 18 per cent, in fertili
zers over last year, thirty-three an increase
and only eleven the same amount used as
last year. Nine show a decrease ln the
amount used. The cold, dry weather in the
latter part of May retarded tbe growth of
the plant somewhat. Chopping out is de
layed bv the scarcity and inefficiency of
labor. Reports of worms come from two
counties, and hail storms are reported by
two counties.
Letter from South Florida.
Marion County, June 5 —Editor Morning
News: Not seeing any news in your paper from
this little village, I have concluded to send yqu
a few lines. We have a very pretty (xmntyyand
gome nice orange groves started. Some of our
people are reaping benefits from their labors
But we have one serious drawback, the want
of transportation. We live within about sevpq
or eight miles of Orange Lake, bat freight
sent to Philadelphia i* eight to ten days in
reaching that place.
Our farmers went into truck farming pretty
heavy this season, and I am sorry to say that
not one out of ten realized money enotigfc to
pay for gathering and boxing his' vegetables.
Th* outlook is very gloomy, as many did not
plant “king ootton,” and the corn crop is now
cut short by the drouth. It has been about six
or seven weeks since we have had rain enough
to moisten the ground. If we do not have raffi
soon there will not be any corn made in our
immediate section, as it is now in full silk and
tassel. What little cotton was planted is look
ing well. We have a most desirable locality
for truck faro ing. having plenty of high, dry,
rich lands, but until something is done to give
us quick and cheap transport .tion we cannot
make it pay. B*.z.
Governor Robert*’ Instruction to
the Texas Militia.
Galveston, June 9.— Governor Roberts
has direct and that Captain Marsh’s company
of State troops be stationed at Big Springs,
to be used to preserve the peace along the
line of the extension of the Texas and Pa
cific Railroad westward, aDd has forbidden
the State troops crossing the Rio Grande in
pursuit of fugitives from justice, ex
cept on order for extradition purposes.
He says In fighting the Indians they are to
regard themselves as peace officers, and are
not expected to police towns, but they are,
when called upon, to preserve the pence.
i Object* and Scope of the Internation*
al Cotton Exposition—A New Era
of Progress and Prosperity About
to Open.
Nashville American.
Marietta, Ga., Jane 4.—The Interna
tional Cotton Exposition, to commence on
the sth of October, 1881, at Atlanta, Ga.,
was the result of an interview between the
business men of the North and the South,
! and is meant as a great national fair. At
lanta, becanse of its central location, and
its facilities of approach and accommoda
tions for visitors, was selected as the most
fitting point for this fair, or exposition.
There was nothing selfish in the choice, as
is apparent from the readiness of the cities
of the North in their liberal subscriptions of
money in its aid. Nor was it intended sole
ly for the benefit of the cotton interests, but
as cotton is the great Industrial interest of
the South, It was deemed proper that it
should have the name of that great staple.
To the acute perceptions of the business
men of the North, its Immense agency in
promoting the Interests of all sections and
all interests was palpable, and they entered
with alacrity into the scheme. These men
are ambitious to promote the general wel
fare, they are men of liberal views and en
larged patriotism, and see clearly that the
Interests of the South are the interests of
the nation, and desiring, as much as in their
power, to aid the South in building up of
her broken fortunes, not only consented,
but desired that this Exposition should
be located in the heart of the S>uth,
and considering all its advantages for
such an enterprise, selected Atlanta.
There was another motive; here could,
and probably would be assembled the great
est number of the business men and plant
ers of the South, and through this means
the benefits to be derived to the South
would be more extensively disseminated,
which was so much desired. It would most
likely bring into closer communication the
North, West and South, where and when
might be discussed the great practical in
terests of all sections, and their people be
come better known to each other; where,
too, in their exhibits, might be seen the re
sults of the experience of every section in
the machinery, implements, and manufac
turesof each.
In thus organizing this Exposition it was
the desire of every one to benefit the South,
and by enlarging the intercourse between tbe
people of all the sections. Every Southern
man will admit that the great Interest of
the South is the production of cotton, and
that interest is greatly periled by the pre
sent system of its production. Whoever has
read that masterly address of President
Morehead before the National Cotton Plan
ters’ Association, at Memphis, will at once
recognize their peril. He demonstrates that
as we increase the quantity we reduce price,
and, of consequence, the per cent, upon
the capital invested in its production, and
shows that a crop of 8,000,000 bales would
so reduce the prices that it would notj pay
1 per cent, upon the capital. Such a state
of affairs would confine the South to per
petual poverty. It must be abandoned or
else the Southern planter, as now constitu
ted, must surrender his country and home
to a superior intelligence, which will to
manage this mine of wealth as to make it
all that it can be made. A higher and more
economical Intelligence must lay bold upon
it and develop Its wonderful capacitlep.
Cannot those now engaged In this indus
trial pursuit be taught that tbis is the ob
ject mainly of this international exhibition
of the appliances of agriculture and the
When the higher intelligence of the coun
try are in council with the specimens of
every industry before them, will there not
be eliminated such truths as shall enlighten
and lead to the adoption of such means as
will greatly change the present ruinous
system of agricultue to tbe Bouth? The
great mass of tbe Southern people are agri
culturists; it is her great interest, and Intel ,
ligently directed is destined to make her
people the most prosperous and most pow
erful of the nation. It is especially in her
interest that the International Exposition
was conceived, and she Is kindly invited to
give all tbe aid she can in making this
great effort in her cause a success, and
from which shall be dated the commence
ment of anew era in her history.
New industries are beginning to claim
the attention of the enterprising men of
the BoUth. To develop these, capital is re
quired—the North has this in abundance.
It only needs to be shown that its invest
ment in Southern industries will be more
profitable than in those of the North, and
that it will be safe to induce Its rapid In
flux. The proits from the manufacture of
cotton goods are known to be greater here
than in any other section, and it is being
stimulated to active growth. The aceu
mulating capital of the North Is finding its
way in this direction, and in the building of
new railroads. Every section of the
South is being pierced with these, where
there is promise of employment for them
of such a character as will ultimately make
the Investment pay. The vast resources of
the South in mineral wealth only need to
be known to be appreciated and developed.
The States of Georgia, Alabama, South and
North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri,Tennes
see and Texas are all rich in iron, copper,
zinc and gold, abounding in the finest timber
for all the purposes of man’s use. Here is the
finest water power in the Union.to be utilized
at the least expense. The climate Is pro
pitious and healthful, and every inducement
exists to Invite population and capital.
This is only to be known to secure this, and
to this end no means are so effectual as
those which will prompt investigation. It
is believed this great Southern fair, or ex
position, will do this, because there will be
on exhibition specimens of all these min
erals and woods of the country to demon
strate their existence here in the greatest
The time is especially propitious. There
is abroad a spirit of enterprise. The ani
mosities created by the war are fast passing
away. Every-one is beginning to feel that
the whole country Is theirs, and that the
Interest of one is the interest of all, and
that every person and every Interest is
equally protected everywhere. Money Is
abundant, begging for emplovmeut, and
enterprise is seeking for this. It is the ob
ject of the International Cotton Exposition
to promote this, by bringing together those
wl o will Impartially appreciate these
great advantages of the 8 >uth, and who
will lay hold upon and develop them.
No section is so much interested In this
enterprise as the South; her need Is a divis
ion of pursuits, that all may equally pros
per andno one be overdone, and of con se
quence ruined. She wants tbe development
of her resources to augment her wealth and
population, to create capital and to keep
and to employ it here, not only to save the
millions employed, but to employ their
earnings here as a part of her wealth. The
statistics of the country show that whilst
the cotton planter accumulates from
the growth of cotton ten dollars, the
manufacturers accumulate fifty, and in this
the South is but the vassal of the manufac
turers in Europe and New England, The
millions of iron and steel imported into the
South is but a drain upon her Industries, as
she prvst-eeecs within her own borders all of
this, and its elaboration by her own people
would, of Itself, save to her every dollar
which goes to pay for these Imported ma
terials. We ask our people to arouse to
the exertion which ahail accomplish this.
Heed no. longer the croakers' croaking;
arise to action, and forget the past. Come
to the Exposition, and believe that it is
what it professes to be, and that it will re
sult in great good to the South. It only
needs concert of thought and unity of ac
tion to build up rapidly our waste places
and to make the South even mere tbe gar
den of tbe naMon than she ever was. Let
every energy be put forward in this effort,
and success is pertain. W. H. Bparks.
George Stephenson’s Birthday.
London, June 9. —The centennial of the
birth of George StephensoD, the originator
of railway locomotion, is being celebrated
to-day In various parts of England, the
chief observance befog at Newcastle on-
Tyne. The occasion is also celebrated
among railway employes in various parts of
tbe continent. There was a procession of
railway locomotives at Stephenson’s birth
place, near Newcastle this morning,
nearly every railway In tbe United Kingdom
being represented in line by its most power
ful engine. There will be a procession of
the trade societies of the town this after
noon, in which a hundred thousand persons
will participate.
Tbe Red Cross Soelety.
Washington, June 9.—The American
A-sr elation of the Red Cross had a meeting
this evening, at which tbe following Darned
officers were elected: Miss Clara Barton.
President; Judge William Lawrence, First
Vice President; Dr. Alex. H. P. Garnet,
Vice President for the district of Colorado;
A. 8. Solomons, Treasurer, and George
Ksrnan, Secretary. An executive board
was also elected.
Georgia moonshiners raptured.
Washington, June 9—Commissioner
Raum has received a telegrpm from Colleo
tor Clark at Atlanta, stating that the foree
sent out to arrest tbe parties concerned in
the wonndingof Deputy Belton, In Forsyth
county, returned to-day bringing two teams
and two men. The search tor tbe others
will be continued.
Two children, a little boy tad girl, were
dr weed by falling Into a well at Ottawa,
Canada, recently.
News comes from Van that the earth
quake has partly destroyed thirty-tour Til
lages in that pashali.
Wm. Batchelor was yesterday appointed
inspector of tobacco, snuff and cigars tor
the district of Louisiana.
Charles Dougherty, aged twelve years,
jumped from a coal train at Catasauqua,
Penn., and was killed by falling under an
other train.
A boy named Albert was killed by falling
down an elevator shaft from the fourth
s’ory of a tinware factory, in Chicago, a
few days ago.
The President yesterday appointed Wm.
D. King Postmaster at Hawklnsvile, Ga.,
and Mrs. Grace G. Cochran at Anderson
Court House, S C.
A hammer in the Harrisburg Car Works,
weighing 2,500 pounds, recently came down
on the hand of Stephen R. Cupples, and
mashed it to a jelly.
Ten of the striking New York brewers
assembled at their headquarters yesterday,
and it was thought that many had re
turned to work. It is believed that all will
give way before many days.
Thos. Bayett, convicted of murder in the
second degree, and sent from Bear, Texas,
to the penitentiary six years ago, was par
doned Wednesday for exemplary conduct.
The erection of a sugar refinery, to be W 0
feetsquare and 12 stories high, has begun at
the foot of Polk street, in Chicago. Five
hundred workmen will be employed in its
cent’rue ion.
Percival Patterson, aged six years, while
playing in his father’s house, in Pottsvllle,
Pa, fall upon a piece of glass, which
severed the jugular vein, causing him to
bleed to death.
It is reported that a fight occurred recent
ly near Fort Walsh between BHckfoot and
Cree Indians, and that sixteeno'the latter
were scalped. The Crees had been stealing
horses from the Biackfeet.
The Florentine police have discovered an
extensive association of malefactors among
the employes of the Roman railways, to
whose operations are due many serious rob
berrles of passengers and baggage.
The French Senate yesterday, by a vote
of 138 to 114, refused to pass to the discus
sion of tbe clauses of the scrutin de lisle
bill. On the division on the calling of their
names the Ministers abstained from voting.
Wm. Brown was arrested yesterday in Mon
tague county, Texas, charged with being
implicated in the stage and mail robbery on
the Fort Sill route last Friday. The evi
dence against him is reported to be conclu
Jacob Corderla, living near Btnyrna, Del.,
was accidentally shot by the discharge of a
gun in the hands of a friend, The whole
charge entered his head and face, one shot
entering the eye, which it is supposed he
will lose.
, The adopted daughter of Mrs. Dauphine,
of St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, drowned
her3elf in a fit of insanity, caused by grief
for the death of her adopted mother. The
suicide was married, aud leaves an Infant
four months old.
A special to the Chicago Morning News
from Clinton, 111., says Mrs. Dory, an in
sane woman, at Wappella, poured coal oil
over her clothing and burned herself to
death. She was fifty years old and leaves a
large family.
Among the visitors received by President
Garfield vesterday was 11. Demirell, editor
of the Messenger Franco American of New
York, who called to confer wl’h the Presi
dent upon the establishment of a large agri
cultural colony In Texas.
T. J. Bolton, Jr., whose trial has been
going on for tbe past few days at Port Gib
son for the murder of Douglass Clarke last
spring, was yesterday acquitted. His trial
for the killing of L. M. Clarke has been
postponed until the next term.
Gen. Frisbie has obtained from the Mexi
can Government a railrosd concession,
deemed to be the most valuable yet granted.
It connects with the Southern Pacific on
the Rio Grande, and comes to Mexico City
with branches to the Gulf and Pacific.
Aline granite memorial monument has
been erected In Stonewall Cemetery, Win
chester, Va., to the memory of General
Turner Ashby and his brother, Captain
Richard Ashby, the two dashing Confede
rate officers. The monument was erected
by the ladies of Winchester.
A special dispatch from Louisville, Ky. f
say 6: “A telegram announces the sale of
Aracza to Mr. Lorillard for $12,000. Aranza
was owned by C. H. Gillock and Col. Geo.
Warden, of this city. She was bought for
Mr. Lorillard by Mr. Johnson. Aranza
originally cost Mr. Gillock $250. She Is of
the Bonnie Scotland stock.”
J. Moore & Son, of London, Aberdeen and
Seville, have just purchased ground on the
Brandywine river, in Wilmington, Del., for
the erection of a large cannery. They will
run a private llfie of ocean steamers, to ply
between that city and London, to supply
their trade. Most of the raw material will
be taken from the peninsula.
At East Saginaw, Michigan, one night
this week, a gang of roughs attached to a
circus attacked a crowd at a dance house,
using clubs to beat them with. Augustus
Emory, a policeman, was beaten to death.
Frederick Wensell was fatally injured. Ten
or twelve others were cut and bruised.
Thirteen of the roughs were arrested.
The Rugby Colony, despite reports to the
contrary, is In a flourishing condition. Two
saw mills have been put up since the close
of the winter, and tbe school has begun Its
regular sessions with twenty-three pupils.
New comers are continually arriving, most
of the latest arrivals being from England or
Scotland. The colonists now number three
hundred, including fifty four children.
Since the founding last fall but two deaths
have occurred, both infants.
A small negro boy living with a colored
family named Smith, in Bt. Tammany parish,
La., was roasted to death in punishment for
stealing a loaf of bread. Bmith and wife
practice voodooism among the ignorant ne
groes In the parish. The boy ‘was nearly
starved, and embraced an opportunity af
forded by the absence of the family to steal
the bread. When the theft was discovered
they tied the boy in the fireplace and roast
ed him so badly that he died shortly after.
Fatal Explosion on a Steamer.
New Orleans, June 9.—The steamer
John H. Hanna exploded a flue fourteen
miles above the city yesterday, and eleven
negro deck hands were more or less scalded,
three probably fatally.
As to Wasps —The President of the
Concord School of Philosophy forward
ed a letter to the club, asking Brother
Gardiner if his experience with wasps
had demonstrated the alleged fact that
only female wasps use their stingers, and
soliciting an early reply. “My ’speri
ence wid wasps runs back ober half a
century,” replied the old man as he
passed along the letter, “an’ yit de only
fack ever demonstrated am dat I break
fur de bushes on de gallop, an’ neber
once stop toask which sex dey belongs
to.”— Lime-Kiln Proceedings Detroit Free
Terrible Loss of Life,
Millions of rats, mice, cats, bed bugs
roaches, lose their lives toy collision with
‘‘Rough on Rats.” Bold by druggists, 15c.
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*4KIM e
Absolutely Pure.
No other preparation makes such light, flaky
hot breads, or luxurious pescry. Can be eaten
by Dyspeptics without fear of the ills resulting
from heavy indigestible food. Sold only in
cans by all grocers.
feb7 ly New York.
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