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second Class Matter.
Georgia Affairs.
f restitution states that Treas
' i.„. _-raiu illy checked the State's
t ; e Griffin bank, until the amount
** .Hr •i-titution is less than 8300. It will
f ,^ re; j tria t Mr. Speer declined to re-
when it was tendered him,
f ' ; the law he could receive it
oHe necessities of the state required it.
;,55 inches of rain fell at Co
rU ra j Luick. of Columbus, is reported
p .. and a legacy of *75,000 from her
i, srho die i recently in Germany.
™-*■ beionsing to Mr. Jenkins, of Burke
* jpc-ntly Jiei at the ripe age of nearly
rf, tine years.
•5.3 r.ir. ige Democrat reports that Ca
BtKcsped another tire on Friday night last.
„ rt . poured kerosene on the door and
.before the Ordinary’s office in the
-,’MUH-atsd set it on fire. The night watch
se jit and gave the alarm, and by
. si-A w rk the court house was saved
. r> The County Commtssion
a, - r , i i.>;o reward for the incen
. .. •.t i-ei-ft'.*er states that Hon.
' , r [■’ -. [ hens writes to Prof. Ash
j- Pr idence permits he will ad
.e e f Columbia and ad j lining
Haidem on the23d inst., the occa
f ' .eo! - ng exercises of the Har em
13,. s Wan eg & Roach, of Swainsboro,
p.bough* the I.ouisvii'e Courier. Mr. Giles,
A.ecit ' - . retires from journalism for the
-, v ; . jraph states that the Bruns
ita ," eidi ps have just turned out two
rrfcwl'.'aTA. By v ay of variety they have
s i tite! ; ! i_dit red, and it is said that any
r -tttrt&M at the bend of the road and see
n: rtTEiil*> either way.
i k an 1 Albany train which was
ijreßiiic-wu-k at 8 o'clock Tuesday morn
iuL .t get iff until three in the afternoon.
fL.-:ne got ■ :T tiie track at the turn table
Kth- regular hour fur departure and there
■aeh difficulty in getting it back,
iesuit of Hosier Speer against the Atlanta
: ra tv was tried in the City Court
isesday. an ! resulted In a verdict in favor
-.t plaintiff for *3,000. The amount sued
ns lifl.OOO.
ieAig' -t t -Vt irs reports that on Wednes.
ui: i •ine thief bored a hole through the
Sikmr nf th-> store of J. T. Buckley, exact
iihep where the night latch fastened.
drawer was brokeo and about fifty
csin oash taken off. Nothing else has
ississe i The police found the door open
t3)o'clock and notiflei Mr. Buckley.
S-ieardi for the body of the little boy.
Agi-or. drowned in the Oostanaula. at
Sr, did g es on. Skilled divers are now
wfe and it is hoped that the body will
i be found.
sc is making elaborate preparations for
proposed fourth of July ce'ebration, and
®:s will t.e spared to make it in every way
stssful. The Atlanta Post-Appeal reports
on Wednesday morning, at Haiman s
gh Factory, an accident occurred, which,
probably turn out fatally. One of the
turn, Mr. John Hinman, it seems was ac-
Ealiy caught in the belting of some of the
mg machinery, and before he couid be ex
tol the unfortunate man was seriously
*d Hr. Wil.is Westmoreland was at once
for, and he saw at a glance that Hinman
is a very critical condition. The ribs of
> unded man were crushed in and one of
2gs was also injured.
i Macon Telegraph states that Capt. John
iert and Mr. Charles E. Campbell found
itht- seashore, Cumberland Island, a large
i few day s since. Upon opening it numer-
Kher small boxes were found, containing
ref bronze statuettes, two elegant vase j ,
ie a tete tea set of fine china, and a raa
aset The whole is valued at about *so\
•ie box was a letter written in Chinese,
•iiipaient probably was washed from the
iof some passing vessel or may have been
raon of the cargo of the vessel recently
.1-1 near Fernandina. Within the last
£h firkins of butter, canned goods and a
agmavhiue, all in good order, have been
iby dwellers on Cumberland.
Farida sandhill crane, measuring six feet
as its wings and five feet and eight inches
Ethe toes to the end of the beak, waa shot
days ago in bandersvdle. It perched on
uf:L . hunneys of the Sandersville Hotel
ie;.j-;.o-rt Enterprise reports that a negro
son Mr Ollie Jordan’s place, in the 4th
iit in which six children were sleeping,
1 burned down last Mai lay night. The
:;! mother were away aria meeting.
> *rr- three guns in the end of the house,
is caught on fire first, which discharged
!;ks, the report of which roused Mr.
Lr from his slumbers, and he ran down to
it-se ta iime t > save the children, none of
a lad w.iked up. He suffered some bruises
light burns in his efforts to rescue them,
li*Funi s Union reports that Miss Annie
hree-. Uie well known young editress of
iu-.ti a-, on thus, on Tuesday, in pas-ieg
feFv•. and while leaning f om the window
■hf car. was struck by the edge of the
*rick. Besides receiving a severe cut on
sue. her left arm was badly bruised, and
-* feared for sometime that her arm was
fjttta Pa-;. Appeal: "A gentleman on the
' ; iat train yesterday taw a passenger
* -it a station. His destination was at
c “-r.at; n a dczeu or tweu'y miles away.
' tiu • , overlooked the way passenger,
•> tie man got off he hunted up the
; r and paid ms fare. This is a gold
E”’J’Wfenton Clipper states that a litt'.e
■" DuHose fell with a butcher
\V s 1 an ii last Saturday. Ihe point of
:t entered the right eje above the ball,
z y wound. It was feared at first
■ gbt, but a complete recov
**'rfy promising cow.
Gazette-. “From all sections come
l*khport* of the crops, although it is
x ‘ rn especially is doing well. The
rally have the grass well sub
t,, it c od showers come during June
14 *- a good corn crop made. The
■* t 1* ui, fortunately not as good as
u 4 ' action. The cold winter and the
L x ive made the crop a short one
• here have been rains in the last
1.. * H were very beneficial to the
( -at were filling out. As it is. this crop
great help to the farmer*, and it will
t "the great demand for corn ”
1.. a Clipper: "Jack Tucker, a well
fe ; red te-ef vender of this place, was
i, ; “ r * n the sum off 75 Monday, for
at the October Superior Court
i. ‘ " r v :: -r indictment for larceny. Our
lr, ‘ r !r - Joseph Raley, owed Jac>c twen
tk!“*- aEI iast Saturday night he took
a J ' l £ acts I'Ooket what he supposed to be
4sr si iT ’* K to Jack. The latter returned
ijC yO i ts to Mr. Raley and said it was
‘tf'tts- A short time after Jack re
*s“ ' omplained that his poi ketbook
lh caused Mr. Raley to suspect
4 T* w " iD K- On going to the light he
* T as minus a 520 gold piece. He
t? , u ;it f or the money, but he denied
V 4- “ e .‘. ,l, taiaeda warrant and brought
1 a ( i ° u “ er: ‘From a gentleman who
s Junction. Hoik county, a
Is “,**o. we learn that a man by the
toL, * Thomas was billed there on the
bt!"; b ? a Mr. Hiller. There was
exi< img between the parties,
“ay of the homicide, Hitley was In
feu .' “ r ! <‘s house cutting wood, when
feC, r up w ith his hand in his hip
uere he was, and remarked that
grtt> their difficulty. Hilley.
• Would be shot, raised his age
? , xtlom *s a terrible blow on the
fe ?} *h® *ffects of which he died that
kfcra‘o clock. After the.death. HUley
feta, 4 *™ eri ® gave himself up."
fef lh /^ nn <tr: "The survey of the exten
ifetßd Railroad is now being
fessth ,' ls *iilbe received op to noon of
r , e . grading and masonry of the
felt 45 (J } the extension. This includes
, K :°f J**® road lying between its Juno
a Air-Line Road, near the seventy
- —•— ■ - - 1 1 zz
flaraimah Pimwu* ite.
J. H, ESTILL, PROPRIETOR.
eighth mile post, and the town of Clarkesvllle
a distance of seven miles. Profiles and speci
fications are in the office of Colonel G. J. Fore
acre. President, Atlanta. The contract to be
let calls for the completion of the work by the
November next The work , rom
ClarkesviUe to Tallulah Falls will be ready to
f t lxty TB.m it will be seen
that the Richmond and Danville are going right
ahead with the work of extending the North
eastern.
~ A^' IDU >o4f : “The attendance upon
the State Convention of the Young Men’s Chris
tian Association is very large. Almost every
town in Georgia will be represented, and among
prominent visitors from a distance will be Dr
L vv Munhall, B'ate Secretary of Indiana, E
D In ger*c.U, Robert Weidensall. E W. Wat
kins, or the International Committee G T
a m en i° C A ncinn * t1 ' M - L - Bl&ndon. of Nash
ville, J. M Carson, of Rogersvilie. Tennessee
The we.c me meeting was held in the Central
Presbyterian Church at 8 o'clock The foil ,w
--ing was the programme: Singing: invocation
read ng of Scripture by Dr A. T. Spalding
prayer by Dr. Heidt: singing; address of wel
come by Rev. C. A. Evans, i). D.; response by
„ T - Lockhart, of Augusta: song by J. W
VV allace, of Augusta: short address by E. W
w a'kins. Secretary of the international Com
mittee for Commercial Travelers; s nging;
bjnediction by Rev. J. C. Berrien. AH the ad
dresses were brief and to the point. The day
sessions commence Friday morning at 9 and
in the afternoon at 3 o'clock, and will be held
in the First Methodist Church, on Peachtree
street.”
Albany Keirs and Advertiser: “Tuesday
morning, while Mr. H J. Cook was sitting in a
barber chair, ready for his morning shave, a
little negro boy, Henry Davis, entered, and
presenting a gold watch to full vi w, offered to
sell it for fifty cents. Henry said that re had
found the|watvh and had no use for it. Mr.
Cook stated the occurrence at the Barnes
House, and Mr Cruse Barnes noticed that his
watch was misting. He .straightway looked
up Henry and demanded the watch. Without
manifesting any of that cuteness or sharp
practice which makes a thief successful, Hen
ry went straightway to his mother’s house
with Mr. Barnes, and informed him that he
had given the watch to her. She produced it,
and, child like, Henry acknowledged that he
had stolen it from Mr. Barnes’ room. He also
acknowledged that he stole a pistol opera glass
and pair of gold sleeve button*. The opera
glass was found at Welch & Muse’s store
(where it was left to find an owner), the cuff
buttons at the huckster stand on Westbrook’s
corner. Henry stole the pistol and buttons
three or four weeks ago. This young thief is
only ten years old, and if there ever was an
honest thief he seems to be one. He has not
been arres ed.”
Warrenton Clipper: “Last Thursday morn
ing about 9:30 o’ciock. during a heavy rain, a
stroke of lightning took effect upon the top of !
the chimney to the dining room of Hon. K. T.
Barksdale's house in the northeastern portion
of our town. Coming down a few feet it ranged
round the chimney, blasting off some of the
lime from the opposite side, and. darting in be- '
tween the a eatherboarding and ceiling.blowed i
out the whole end of the room between the
chimney and the corner, burling the weather
boarding to a distarce of fifty or seventy five
yards from the house, and the ceiling, with a
taHe of crockery, a dining table, and
other things through the heuse and
windows —a furious storm of debris.
Fortunate’y no one was injured. Mr.
Bark-dale and his little daughter had just left
the dining room. A colored woman was churn
ing in the hallway adjoining the wrecked room,
but suffered no injury. A kerosene lamp was
hurled from the mantle in the room, into the
sitting room and dashed to pieces, the oil spill
ing all around on the floor. A clock and the
crockery were uferly demolished. Although
a cloud of smoke prevail-d and a sheet of fire
seemed to spread through the house, yet noth
ing cnught. not even the olL”
Macon Telegraph, 9th instant: “Tax fl. fas.
were issued by the Comptroller General against
the Southwestern Railroad Company for the
years 1878 and 1877. The company complained
that the taxes ass essed were not due, and filed
a bill to enjoin their collection. The injunction
was granteJ. Subsequently the case was re
ferred to a master to ascertain what amount
of taxes was really due. The master reported
that tsxes were due on the branch roads from
Fort Valley to Perry and from Albany to Ar
iinston, and on that part of the road from
Cuihbert to Eufaula. Exceptions were filed
chiefly on the ground that i he value placed by
the master on the road from Cuthbert to
Eufaula was too low- it being *270,000
and on the further ground that the
master held that the company had paid
all taxes due on the road from Americus
to Albany—it having paid taxes on a
valuation of *400,000. The verdict of the jury
sustained these two exeeptions made by the
State to the master's report, finding that the
road from Cuthbert should be valued at $127,-
500, instead of $l7O COJ, as found bv the mas
ter; and that tue road f.-om Americus to Al
bany should be valued at $097,000, instead of
$ lOO.ist-O.on which the company had paid taxes.
Under this verdict the compauy owes taxes
amounting to $2,1:7 50 (less slOl already paid)
for each of the years 187 b and 1877 on the Cuth
bert and Eufaula branch, and $ ,487 50 on the
road from Albany to Americus for each of
said rears, in addition to the amounts already
paid—besides the taxes found t j be aue by the
master on the Perry and Arlington branches—
the jury having affirmed ihe master's report
s.s to these branches. The State was repre
sented by Generals Anderson and Toonß s. and
the road by General Lawton and Lyon & Gres
ham.'’
Florida Affairs.
Our Orlando correspondent writes: “The
building boom in this county is on the in
crease. There is a large demand for lumber,
which appears to tax the mills beyond their
capacity. There is a floe opening for a good
mill. The crops are looki g well Corn, peas,
watermelons, etc., are plentifuL A great
amount of vegetables have be n shipped this
season, mostly from the South Apopka sec
tion, the garden spot of South Florida. A
great drawbicr is the want of transportation,
which it is hoped will ere long b ; remedied by
au outlet through the Great Ahapopka, and a
connection with a branch of Ihe S. <St F. R. R.
This would enable our vegetables to reach the
North far in advance of those grown along the
Transit Road.”
The Pensacola Gazette commends the de
lights of shark fishing to the young men of
that c ty during the hot days.
Iron on the Florida Southern Railroad has
been laid for a distance of seventeen miles,
and the work is being rapidly pushed forward.
The Brooksville Crescent says let all the ne
groes go to Mexico; the more and the faster
the better.
Sixty Key West vessels are engaged in
sponging.
There is a larger area planted in vegetables
on Dunn's Lake this year than ever befo e.
The Key West jail is unable to accommodate
all the prisoners.
A vessel arrived at Key West last week
ladened with Cuba tobacco. It was solfi out to
the cigar makers, Gato's factory taking one
hundred bales, Soria's thirty, Angel's sixteen,
Alfonso’s eight, others twelve.
Jacksonville had another fire on Wednesday.
Mr. G. M Washington's house, on Adams
street, was threatened, but prompt efforts
saved it.
Dr. Brown, of Hernando, killed, at Tucker
Prairie, a rattlesnake seven feet in length, six
inches around the body, head as large as a
man's hand, twelve rattles and a button.
Simon Johnson, a little colored chicken thief
about Quincy, captured an old ben from Jack
R ibiason one night last week and sold it for
five cents. Jack got wind of it and led Simon
off to the swamp, where he administered to
tis bare back fifty lashes.
Pa'atka Herald: “The hum of machinery,
the buzz of saws, the sound of hammer and
anvil, together with the shritk of two locomo
tives. the songs and cheers of a hundred or
more bands returning from their daily toil,
ra* her indicate that there is life in Palatka
yet.”
The Jacksonville Union states that Helen
Evans, a colored woman, was run over by a
dray near the Fernandina and Jacksonville de
pot on Tuesday, and had her leg broken. The
horse attached to the dray ran away, and in
his fright ran upon the sidewalk where Helen
was.
Florida Union; "We learn that the contract
for the continuation of tne work on the St
John's bar, under the appropriation made last
winter, has been awarded to Major Durkee, of
this city. The present contract for the first
appropriation will p-obably be closed in a 1 out
two months, wh-n it is expected that Major
Durkee will take charge."
Florida Unicn: "Tuesday night a colored
man bv the nan e of Levi Taylor, of Thomas
ville, Ga , who had been engaged at work on
the Waycross Road, was knocked down and
robbed of $2 JO by three colored men named
Morris Simmons, Sam. Gaston and Jerry Miller,
in LaVilla. It seems that the robbers were
aware of the fact that Taylor had just been
paid off. and upon false representations in
duced him to go into LaVilla with them, where
the robbery was committed. Simmons and
Gaston are now in jail An unsuccessful at
tempt was made yesterday to arrest Miller,
but it is expected that be will be arrested to
night."
———
Bishop Howe in Beaufort.
Beaufort, 8. C . June 9 —The Right
Reverend W. B. Howe, Episcopal Bishop of
this dioctse, is among us during this season
of Whitsuntide. On Sunday last, assisted
by the Rev. Benjamin All6ton, of George
town, and Rev. John Kershaw, rector of
this parish, he einfirmed two candidates
and preached an interesting sermon from
the text, St. John’s Gospel, xvi., 16: **A
little while and y® shall not see me, and
again a little while and ye shall not see me,
because I go to my Father.”
Oj Wednesday the Bishop ordained the
Rev Benjamin Allston to the Order of the
Priesthood. The Rev. Dr. A. T. Porter pre
sented the candidate, and th *• l *
Rellimrer. the Rev. B- B. Sams, the Rev.
John Kershaw and Dr. Porter assisted In
the laving on of hands at the ceremony,
which was conducted at
Church. Will wiMßi-B.
Bed Bugs, Bosekss.
Rats mice, ante, files, yermin, mosqui
to?*, insects, ete., cleared out by “Rough
on Rau.” 15c. boxes st druggists.
PROBING THE BRIBERY.
THE INVESTIGATING!COMMITTEE
AT WORK.
Statesman Sessions In a Box— Brad>
l*f Telli UlsTale— The Corruption
.Honey to be Handed Oxer to the
Controller-Speaker Sharpe on the
Stand—Another Ballot—No Kean It—
The Hove for Adjournment De
feated.
Albant, N. Y., Jane 7.—The resolution
providing for an Investigation of the charge
of bribery, made by Assemblyman Bradley,
was amended so as to Include all similar
charge#and rumors. The committee met
last evening. Mr. Bradley was not present
at the opening of the session, and Mr. E.
A. Carpenter made a strong effort to secure
an adjournment. This failed, and volun
tary statements by members were In order.
Hiram Sessions, a member of the Assembly,
stated that he had been approached last
January lathe Interest of Depew, by a man
named Eiwards, who had offered to defray
his campaign expenses in return for his
vote. Ia the present canvass no direct
offer had been made to him.
Assemblyman Bradley then appeared and
was sworn. He testified that on Wednesday
night Senator Sessions met him at the Dela
van House, sought an interview, accom
panied him to his (Bradley’s) room, and
offered him one thousand dollars for his
vote for Depew, after which he raised the
bid to two thousand doHars, with the prom
ise of an additional one thousand dollars if
Depew should be elected. Bradley took the
money, and, after some debate with himself
as to the best method of exposing the trans
action, concluded to band it to Speaker
Sharpe.
At the conclusion of Mr. Bradley’s ex
amination Rufus W. Peck h a in, as counsel
for Mr. Sessions, demanded a bearing for
his client in order that his denial might go
to the public with the accusation. Mr.
! Carpenter opposed this and wished Mr.
Sessions’ examination postponed uutll
to-day. Finally it was agreed that Ses
sions should make a voluntary statement.
His request to be allowed first to ask Brad
ley four or five questions was refussd by a
vote of 4to 3. Sessions then stated that he
bad had a number of conversations
with Bradley with the object of inducing
him to vote for Depew, but that not a word
was said about money at any of them. At
the last conversation held in Bradley’s room,
the latter announced his Intention to vote
for Depew, having become convinced th&t
his constituents were overwhelmingly
against Conkiiug and Platt. Sessions again
sought to question Bradley, but was refused
permission to do so. After the adjourn
ment Sessions said the question be desired
to ask Bradley was whether he had not told
four different persons on Wednesday, and
before the transaction he referred to took
piace, that he intended to vote for Depew.
The committee met this morning at 9:40,
all the members present. Speaker Sharpe
was the first witness called. He was sworn
and said : “I know Simuel 11. Bradiet; I
had an interview with him the night before
last at the Delavan House in my room. No
one was present except Bradley and Mr.
Jones, member of the Republican S a'e
Committee. Bradley and Jones cams into
the loom together, and Bradley said be bad
an important thing to say to
me. He said he had been
approached a little while ago and was
offered money to vote for Depew. I atked
him if he had the money. He said yes, he
was given the money. He then said he
wanted me to take it. I asked him why,
and he said as the chief officer of the House
he preferred to give It to me. He said he
was in doubt whether to make a statement
in the House or in joint convention. He
wanted my advice, and I did not want to
give it. My impression is that he asked
Mr. Jones whether he should tell
who gave it to him. He told
me it was the Senator from his district, Mr.
Sessions. He then gave me ihe money. I
counted it. There was $2,000, three SSOO
and ten SSO bills. (The Speaker handed over
the money to the chairm .n of the commit
tee ) I put the money iu that envelope and
put tt in mv pocket. I counted the money
again before I went to bed and counted it
again in the mr rning. I carefully examin
ed the bills. They were the same bills.
There are three SSOO Treasury notes.” The
witness detailed the number and series of
the bills. Mr. Brooks moved that the
money be deposited with the Comptroller
to be held for final disposal by the Speaker.
Carried.
Mr. Peckham cross examined Speaker
Sharpe, eliciting the following testimony:
I did not give Bradley any advice, telling
him that while I did not want to take the
money, sti’l I thought he had a right to
leave it with me. When I took the money
I asked him if he had mingled the money
with any other. He said he had not. He
asked Jones if he should tell from whom he
had received the money, and I thick Jones
told him he ought to. Bradley then said it
was the Senator from his district, Mr. Ses
sions. He asked me if I would recognize
him on the flqor ef the Assembly mu day.
He asked when it would be in order, and 1
told him at any time. I did not advise him
to see Mr. Sessions in the morning. I did
not see him again until I saw him in the
House. The room In which the interview
took place was Gen. Arthur’s room. I was
there receiving callers. Mr. Bradley and
Mr. Jones were the only ones in the room
at the time, and they stayed only five or
seven minutes.
To ex Speaker Smith, of Sessions’ coun
sel—l was at Vice-President Arthur’s room
simply to receive calls. These callers came
on general business. The Senatorial ques
tlon was spoken of. I spoke of the matter
to Gen. Arthur within half an hour. He
was the first man I communicated it to. He
was alone. I did not speak of it to any
one else that night. Mr. Jones is named
Orsini. He comes from the Cattauragus
district. He was a member of the Republl
can State Committee. He is a supporter of
Mr. Conklicg. There was no prearrange
ment by which I made the statement from
the chair corroborative of Mr. Bradley’s
statement. It was not my duty to do so,
but as Mr. Bradley had said he gave the
money to me I believe it my duty to say
that the statement was correct. The com
mittee adjourned until this evening.
The joint convention met at 12 m., with
Senator Robeitson in the chair, and pro
ceeded to vote for a succt sior to Roscoe
Conkling, with the following rtsult:
The Senate voted as follows:
Conkling 8;Cornell 2
Jacobs 5 Lapham 1
Wheeler. 4 Folger 1
Rogers .... 81 Bradley 1
The Assembly voted as follows:
Conkling 25; Lapham 6
Jacobs 42 Tremaine 5
Wheeler 1 Folger 1
Rogers IP Harris 1
Cornell 13 j
The convention proceeded to vote to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of
Tbos. C. Platt with this result:
The Benate voted:
Platt 61 Folger 1
Cornell 8 Kernan 8
Depew 141
The Assembly voted:
Platt 22 Lapham 3
Cornell 6 Kernan 42
Crowley 4 Folger 2
Depew 40
Mr. Paine announced that he would
change bis vote from Tremaine to D.pew,
eliciting much applause. The presiding
officer declared that there was no choice.
Mr. Hayes moved that the convention ad
journ. . _
Senator Foster, on the part of the Senate,
asked for the yeas and najs, and the Senate
voted 10 in the affirmative and ‘JO in the
negative.
Mr. Alvord asked for the yeas and nays
on the part of the House, and there were
yeas 60. nays 57.
The joint vote stood—yeas 70, nays 77,
and the motion to adjourn was declared
lost. Another vote was taken to fill Conk-
Hog’s vacancy with this result:
Jacobs 4T Cornell 11
Conkling 33 Tremaine 4
Wheeler .27 Harris 1
Rogers. 17
No choice. The convention then proceed
ed to vote to fill Platt’s vaeaDcy, at follows?
Platt 28 Folger 3
Depew 54 Crowley 4
Cornell 9 Lapham 2
Kernan 48
No choice. On motion of Mr. Spinola
the convention adjourned to 12 m. to mor
row. _
Weather Indications.
Office Chixf signal observes, Wash
ington, June 10.—Indications for Satur
day:
In the South Atlantic States, partly clondy
weather, possibly near the coast occasional
rain, winds mostly northerly, stationary tem
perature and barometer.
In the Middle Atlantic States, cloudy
weather and light rains, followed by clear
ing weather, warmer northerly winds and
hicher barometer.
fn the West Gulf States, fair weather,
winds mostly southerly, nearly stationary
temperature and barometer.
In Tennessee end the Ohio valley, warmer,
fair weather, northeasterly winds, generally
shifting to southeasterly, followed by sta
tionary or falling barometer.
SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1881.
FLASHES FROM WASHINGTON.
Lessons from the Wreck of the City
of Austin—A Sunken Hoik ea the
Florida Coast—Emory Speer In a
Snarl—Baum Handling Him W ith
out Gloves.
Washington, June 10 —Every day devel
ops additional proof that it la necessary
that pilots of steam vessels and engineers
ot railroads should be most carefully ex
amined for color blindness by experts. The
latest case bearing on this subject that has
been brought to the attention of the
authorities here is that of the pilot of ihe
City of Austin, who, through mistaking the
color of the buoys in the channel, lost the
vessel in the harbor of Fernandina on the
24th of last April. Owing to the fortnnate
mildness of the weather, no lives were lost,
but the estimated loss of the veesel and
cargo is $200,000.
The City of Austin being a registered ves
sel, was not required to carry a pilot licens
ed by the United States steamboat inspec
tors, so she had one licensed by the State of
Florida, which has not vet followed the ex
ample of the United States Steamboat Ser
vice of examining the vision of pilots and
refusing licenses to those found color blind.
After the loss of said vessel the State
Pilot Commissioners Of Florida requested
Messrs. Jones and Headman, United States
Steamboat Inspectors at Savannah, to ex
amine her pilot for color blindness, which
they did, and found that at the sboit
distance of six feet he could not distinguish
one color from another! The doctors at
St. Mary's, Ga., where this examination
occurred, agreed in attributing the pilot’s
defective vision to the excessive use of to
bacco.
Had the local authorities availed them
selves of Treasury circular of June 11, 1879,
tendering the services of the Marine Hos
pital surgeons as examiners, for which no
examination fee is required, this accident
most likely would not have occurred.
The Coast Survev has Issued the follow
ing notice to mariners:
“L'eutenant E. B Thomas, U. S. N , As
sistant Coast and Geodetic Survey, com
manding steamer A. D. Bache, reports un
der date of May 21st, ultimo, that, during
the survey of the coast south of Cape Ca
naveral, Florida, he discovered the mast of
a sunken vessel rising about four feet out
of water. Mast appears black from seaward
and green from shore.
‘‘The wreck lies In nine fathoms of water,
and has six fathoms on it. Angles taken
plot it in latitude 28:03:43 N. and longitude
80:31:10 W,, one and une-half miles from
shore. It is reported to be the wreck of a
Bpanish bark.”
Representative Emory Speer has gotten
himself into a war with Commissioner
Raum. It grows primarily out of charges
filed by Speer against Clark, Collector at
Atlanta. Raum and Clark are banded to
gether by ties of mutual Interest and “con
venience!” Speer Is doing his best to have
Clark turned out. The scene between the
two before Secretary Windom, In which
falsehood on both sides was'lmplied, made
the mutual dislike the greater. The
fight has just now taken the shape
of correspondence. Raum to-day has
written a very spicy letter to Windom in
regard to Speer. He sets forth that all the
outrages or rather disturbances in Speer’s
district in the last three years have been
canoed alone by the bad public sentiment
for which Speer and those who desired to
profit politically by catering to the wishes
of the moonshiners are alone responsible.
Rium takes off the gloves in this letter and
goes for Speer In no gentle way. Applica
tion for a copy of bis letter was to-day re
fused your correspondent by the Treasury
Department. The general tenor Is, how
ever, outlined In the above lines. Now let
Speer w rite something about Raum and
keep the thing lively during the dull sum
mer months. He certainly owes that much
to the many newspaper friends he has
made since he first appeared in public life.
AN ARKANSAS HANGING.
Execution of Ifayea White, the
Slayer ot Sheriff Beattie.
Memphis, June 10.—Hayes White, who
murdered Sheriff W. F. Beattie In Critten
den county, Arkansas, on April 21, was
hanged at Marion this afternoon at 2 o’clock
in the presence of two thousand persons,
one thousand five hundred of whom were
colored. The condemned man made a
speech from the gallows, confessing the
killing, but denying any knowledge
that it was Sheriff Beattie whom
he shot until be afterwards
saw him lying dead. It will be remembered
that Sheriff Beattie was trying to effect the
arrest of White, who was charged with
burglary, and had made bis escape from a
colored constable, who was taking him to
jail, three days previous. Bherlff Beattie
was shot down by White as he entered bis
cabin at daylight on the date mentioned.
A colored minister prayed with the con
demned man on the gallows. White then
sung a by nan, which was joined in by the
colored people present. The black cap was
arranged by the Sheriff, who asked White
if he was ready, to which he replied, “Yes;
good bye to all!” The rope was cut, aDd
White was launched into eternity. The
fall, although six feet, did not break his
neck, and he died of straDgalation. The
body, after hanging eighteen minutes, was
cut down and delivered to his friends for
burial.
THE TROUBLE*IN ARKANSAS.
More Citizens Compelled to Flee—
Serloue Difficulties Feared.
Little Rock, Ark , June 10.—The Coun
ty Assessor and two other citizens of Perry
county reached this city at noon to-day,
claiming that they had been compelled to
flee for their lives. They were captured
yesterday and roughly bandied by their
captors, who threatened to hang them this
morning. They managed last night to elude
the vigilance of their guards and reached
this city to day in a deplorable condition.
Their feet were bleeding and torn, they
having walked the entire distance bare
footed. Great indignation exists among
the law-abiding portion of the community.
Governor Churchill will adopt summary
measures to put down the outlaws.
Major General Robert C. Newton, com
manding the State militia, has been ordered
by Governor Churchill to Perry county to
report upon the situation there. Reports
this morning state that great excitement
prevails. The desperadoes have armed
themselves and declared their determina
tion to prevent the return of Harris and
Mathews to the county. The action of the
Governor will depend on the report of
General Newton. Serious trouble is appre
hended.
JACKSONVILLE JOTTINGS.
Fall of a Building—The Revenue
Cutter Blake.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 10.— The large
building in process of erection for the
Cook man Institute (colored), was blown
down yesterday. No lives were lost.
The revenue cutter Blake, which
grounded on the 81. John’s bar Monday
night, got off uninjured.
More Hall Contract Crookedness.
Memphis, June 10.—M. J. Waldron, Su
perintendent of the Rillway Mail Bervlce in
the §outhwes’ern districts, with headquar
ters’at Memphis, was indicted in the Fed
eral Court here yesterday for conspiracy to
defraud the government in securing mail
contracts. The indictment was founded on
the testimony of a bidder for s river route
in Louisiana, to whom it is alleged Waldron
rffered to secure the contract If he waa paid
SI,OOO.
Stats Law Set Aside.
New Orleans, June 10.— In the United
States Court to-day, in the case of the
American Railway Improvement Company
against the Longshoremen’s Benevolent
Society, Judge Billings delivered his opinion,
granting an ir junction against the defend
ants aDd declaring Act No. 76 of the State
laws of 1880 noil and void, It being in viola
tion of the exclusive right of Congress to
regulate commerce. This act forbids the
crews of foreign vessels to work on shore in
loading and unloading.
Tbe Patti Negoflattoaa Off.
London, June 10.—The negotiations be
tween Adelina Pattt and American capital
ists have been abandoned In ponaequence
of tbe extravagant price demanded. Mr.
Rullman, who has been apting as agent for
the undertakers of the enterprise, says
Nicollnl was the stumbling block. He de
manded two million francs for Batti and
himself. It is believed that jglcollni will
take Pattj to America op hi# own Account,
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
FUBTIIUR REPORTS OF THE
GROWING CROP.
The Situation In Sonth Carolina—
The National Cotton Exchange**
Bulletin* forXoulslau*, Arkansas
and Hlaslsalppl—The Prospect In
Tennessee.
Charleston, June 10.— Reports to the
Charleston Exchange as to cotton to the
31st of May are as follows : Fifty-four re
plies report a decrease of about 6 per cent.,
while tblrty-elght find an Increase ef 8 to 10
per cent., and the remainder tbe same s (
last year as to acreage. The weather Is re
ported less favorable from twenty-seven,
and fourteen report it the same as last year.
Thirty-five report stands good, fourteen
not so good and five worse than last year.
Forty-eight replies make the crop from
four to twenty-five days later, averaging
ten days backward. Two replies make the
crop ten days earlier and four the same as
last year. From forty replies the condition
is reported good and from fourteen bad.
Several replies report labor good, twelve
not good, twenty eight the same
as last, year, aDd several
report it scarce and high. In the use of
fertilizers forty-seven replies Indicate an in
crease from 5 to 100 per cent. Several re
port not as much used, giving a total aver
age increase of 20 per cent. Beveral replies
complalD of the late planted cotton not
coming up, tbe effect of drought, and that
some labor has gone West.
New Orleans, June 10 —The National
Cotton Exchange crop report for May says:
Louisiana —One hundred and twenty-nine
replies from forty-two parishes, of the aver
age date of May 3Lst, report an average de
crease in acreage of 7 lOths of 1 per cent,
compared with last year. The character of
the weather is reported as less favorable
compared with last year, owing to com
plaints of too much rain. The average date
ot the crop is about two weeks later.
Seventy-eight correspondents report stands
as good, and fifty one as bad. The condi
tion of the crop is good, though grassv,
owing to continued rains. Labor is as effi
cient as last year. No fertilizers of any
consequence have been used.
Mississippi— One hundred and thirty-five
replies Irom thirty five counties, under
average date ot May3Lst. Tfce aggregate
acreage in said counties remains nominally
unchanged. The weather was favorable to
tbe crop until the latter portion of the
month, when there was general complaint
of too much rain, cousing some injury from
grass and insects. The stands and condi
tions are generally good, but grassy. There
were some few complaints of cut worms
injuring plants in bottom lands. The crop
averages ten days later than last year. There
is a slight decrease of labor, but It is more
efficient. There has beeu a sligbt increase
in the use of fertilizers, chiefly by way of
experiment, in the upland counties.
Arkansas —One hundred and forty eight
replies from thirty-four counties south of
the Arkansas river, average date May 31.
report an increase in the acreage of 3 1-15
per cent, over that of 1880 ’Bl. The weather
has been less favorable than last year during
the month ol May. Stands are generally
good. The crup is from seven to ten days
later than last year. The condition of tbe
crop is not good, being grassy and in need
of work. Labor is efficient, but scarce.
No commercial fertilizers were used. Ia
Desha county an overflow retarded planting
and curtailed the acreage. Complaints of
too much rain and grass are universal
throughout the State.
Memphis, Tenn., June 10.—The report of
the Cotton Exchange for May embraces
seventy-eight responses from West Tennes
see, North Mississippi and North Arkansas.
Twenty one report an Increased acreage
planted In cotton as compared with last
year, thirty eight about the same and nine
teen a decrease. Tbe average Increase is
48100 per cent. Nine report that the
weather had been more favorable than laßt
year, nine about the same and fifty less
favorable on account of too much rain.
Foriy five report the stands good,
twenty moderately good and thirteen
poor. Six report the crop earlier
than last year, ten about the same, and slxty
two later, averaging ten days later. Twenty
five report the crop in good condition, two
in an average condition, and thirty-two very
grassy and weedy. Sixty-three report labor
ers working as well as last year, and fifteen
not a9 well. Eight report an increase ia the
number of laborers, fifty nine about the
same, and eleven a decrease, an average de
crease of 47 100 per cent. Ail report no
commercial fertilizers used of any conse
quence.
THE SCRUTIN BE LISTE.
View* of tbe Various Organ* on tbe
Vole ol the French Senate—Ru
mor* that Gambetta and Certain
minister* Will Resign.
London, June 10.—The Paris correspond
ent of the Times declares that the rejection
of the scrutin de lisle bill by the Senate
will not cause a Conflict between the cham
bers.
Paris, June 10 —The Rqmblique Francaise,
M. Gambetta’s organ, admits the defeat of
its party, and compares the vote on the
scrutin de lisle in the Senate yesterday to the
reactionary proceedings of the 16th of May,
1877. The relations between the Senate
and the Chamber of Deputies, it says,
will now become greatly strained. Toe
general election, preceded as It will
be by a strong agitation, will be
adverse to the Senate If the people pro
nounce In favor of the scrutin de lisle. The
article concludes as follows: “We are not
discouraged. We shall regain our liberty
of action and shall use it.” The moderate
journals declare that the question of the
scrutin de lists will now be refeired to the
electoral body, which Is Its natural judge.
The Irreconcilable* and Monarchist papers
profess to regard the vote as putting an
end to M. Gambetta’s dictatorship.
There are rumors current that M. Cous
tans, Minister of the Interior, M. Cazet,
Minister of Justice, and General Farre,
Minister of War, will tender their resigna
tions, and that M. Gambetta will resign the
Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies.
A Fatal Steamboat Race.
New Orleans, June 10—The following
pers ns who were scalded by the explosion
of the boiler of tbe steamboat Hanna have
since d>ed: John Logan, Henry Davis,
Henry Tallsce, George Johnson and Jack
Bates. After the explosion John Britton
jumped overboard and was drowned. Geo.
Gibbes, John Wallis, Stephen Thomas and
Paul Miner are not expected to recover. AU
tbe above named are colored. It is generally
understood that tbe boats were racing. At
the time of the explosion the Hanna and
St. John were side by side rounding the
fourteen mile point. The local inspectors
are investigating tbe matter.
A Maryland Railroad Washed Oat.
Baltimore, June 10. —A washout occur
red la6t night on tbe Philadelphia, Wilming
ton and Baltimore Railroad near Aberdeen,
about thirty three miles east of this city,
which pat a stop to all trains. A large
force was at once put to work to repair the
break and the trains were all sent to and
from Philadelphia via the Pennsylvania
and Northern Central Railroads. The ex
press train, due last night, reached this
city about 11 o’clock to-day. It is expected
that the damage will be repaired to-day,
when trains will be run on regular time.
Pltuburg Ovei flawed.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 10.—The heavy
and continued rains of the past week have
swollen the rivers enormously, flooding
parts of Alleghany City and South Side,
causing great destruction of property, and
almost universal suspension of railroad
train travel on the roads leading from the
city. On the Alleghany river seven million
feet of lumber have been swept away. At
noon to day there was twenty-five feet of
water at this point, with both rivers rising
at their headwaters, and the prospect of
having ten feet more.
.•■< -
Closing JBxerclaea at tbe Naval
Academy.
Annapolis, Mp., Jane 10.—President
Garfield, Admiral Porter and staff and other
naval officials arrived here at 11 o’clock to
day, and were received with naval honors
at tbe Naval Academy. Senator Morgan, of
Alabama, delivered tbe address to the
graduates. President Garfield and Secre
tary Hunt also made brief speeches. Sec
retary Hunt delivered the diplomas to the
graduates. In consequence of tbe rain all
the exercises were held in the chapel.
Another Challenge to Haala*.
Toronto, Ont., June 10.—A race in Lap
streak boats has been arranged between
Wise, of Riverside, and sdward Hanl&n.
The race fs for one thousand dollars a side,
and is to come off in six weeks from date
in Toronto pay. The eourse will be five
miles in length with a turn. A deposit of
five hundred dollars * side hM been made.
ATLANTA GOSSIP.
Weather Health Canal Water
Work*—Cow Ordinance—Railroad*
—This, That and the Other—minor
Topics—Personal mention—Final
Paraxraph* Central Railroad
Walixes-General News Item*.
Atlanta, June 9.—For several days past we
have had refreshing showers and cool nights.
This has caused considerable cholera morbus,
but not of a dangerous type.
Greater activity prevails among tbe sanitary
officials of the city, as Mayor English has
taken hold of the filth question himself and
proposes to see that there Is a full and faithful
inspection made.
The canal question is getting to be a promi
nent subject of discussion, some persons as
serting that Atlanta is lower than the river,
while others affirm that the project can be
carried forward to a successful termination by
an energetic organization.
One thing is certain. Atlanta’s water works
are a failure, and liable to give out at any
moment. Either a canal or new water works
must be forthcoming. Financial troubles,
however, are in tbe way, as the city is in debt
and cannot well afford to increase her burden
to any great extent. But she must have more
water.
After a long contest of six to seven, the City
Council have passed a cow ordinance that will
go into effect on the 15th, making citizens lia
ble for cows running at large. Tbe legality of
the ordinance being questioned, a test case
will probably be made in the courts. The mat
ter has caused considerable excitement, but
our best citizens sustain tbe action of Council.
There are many funny things about these
railroad sensations. A few days ago Atlanta
was to have three new lints in the direction of
tbe coal field*. Now all three—the Atlanta
and Alabama, tbe Georgia Western, and the
Atlanta and Rome—melt into one line from
Atlanta for thirty or forty miles, and two lines
therefrom. The Georgia Pacific Railroad will
be an important line, and the Richmond and
Danville Railroad propose to push it ahead.
THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER.
We are in the midst of the commencement
exercises of the c lored colleges of Atlanta,
and Rev. Dr. Mayo and Bishop Warren are the
prominent speakers.
The Young Men's Christian Association of
Georgia meet in convention to-night in this
city, aud the sessions promise to be both in
teresting and profitable to the young men of
the State.
Horel accommodations are being prepared
for tbe Cotton Exposition visitors by the addi
tion of new rooms to the Kimball and the
Markham House. Anew family hotel on
Marietta is also among the possible improve
ments for that occasion.
Atlanta has long been a branch station for
insurance companies in Macon, Columbus,
Athens, Augusta and other cities, but she is
now about to have a company of her own. A
charter will be asked from the Legislature in
July for the “Gate City Fire Insurance Com
pany.”
It is expected that Georgia will send a large
and influential delegation to the meeting in
Toronto. Canada, of the International Sunday
School Convention, of which Gov A. H. Col
quitt is this year President Excursion tickets
are bei g sold at reduced rates, and every ef
fort made to insure a full attendance from the
Sunday School workers of Georgia.
I might give the readers of the Morning
News a great deal of cheap talk about general
railroad and canal enterprise*, but I orefer to
boil it down into a few scattered paragraphs.
Canals and railroads can be constricted on
paper without much trouble. Major W. S.
Greene, a noted civil engineer, says he once
knew a railroad to be surveyed and located,
and all mapped out in fine style, yet the engi
neers never left the office in which the humbug
was concocted. When actual work is com
menced on certain projects, I shall write of
them more fully.
MINOR TOPICS.
Mr. L. L McCleskey, who is well known in
Savannah, succeeds Mr. Jonah H. Wh teas
agent in Atlanta for the Richmond and Dan
ville Railroad, Mr. White having been trans
ferred to New Orleans.
The festive burglar is still at work, day and
night, in this city, and seems to be “one too
many” for our small but effici-nt police force.
We need more policemen and fewer burgla
ries which means a more stringent enforce
ment of the vagrant laws
It has been remarked that Georgia has no
representative in the Church Temperance So
ciety of the Protest ant Episcopal Church, of
which the venerable Pres ding Bishop is Presi
dent. Many distinguished Bishops and clergy
men are heartily enlisted in the movement,
and it is hoped that Georgia will join them in
their noble efforts
The Southern Enterprise, a well known agri
cultural publication ot this city, edited by
Prof. J. S Newman, of the Agricultural De
partment, hs been consolidated with the
Planter and Farmer , ot Richmond. Va Thus
another publication gives wav to the rapidly
increasing popularity of the Southern Farmer's
Monthly, of Savannah, which now takes the
lead of all others.
The negro, Sam Tyson, who killed a man in
Fchley county last year, and escaped, has
been serving on the chain gang in Tuskegee,
Ala, for the past six months, charged with
larceny. Having been recognized as an es
caped murderer he is now in jail awaiting a
requisition from Governor Colquitt. He is a
verv bad negro, and his return to Georgia will
give him a life time of service in the peniten
tiary.
Considerable interest is already being taken
in the approaching commencement exercises
of the State University at Athens, as the Rev.
W E. Boggs. D. D , of this city, is to preach
the annual sermon, and Hon. A. H. Cox, of
LaGrange, will deliver the literary address.
This assures a rich religious and literary treat
to all who may attend. The Rev. Dr. B ggs
has won an extended fame as an. able and elo
quent divine, while Mr. Cox is ranked, next to
Senator Hill, as the most brilliant orator in
Georgia. Added to this he possesses a mind
thoroughly cultivated aud vigorous in its
operations.
PERSONAL MENTION.
Governor Colquitt is expected home from the
Hot Springs to day with health much improved.
Theodore J. Elmore, of Savannah, is tfrnong
the first arrivals to attend the Young Men’s
Christian Association Convention, which opens
here to-night.
Mr. Frank Email has retired from the Post-
Appeal, and is now in New York as advance
agent for “Sam’l of Posen,” or Mr. M. B. Curtis
and his dramatic troupe.
The retirement of Mr. A. C. Billups from the
position of Assistant Librarian of the Young
>. en’s Library is deeply regretted, as he is a
young man of excellent habits, thorough cul
ture and polished manners, and has given
general satisfaction.
FINAL PARAGRAPHS.
Colonel J. H. Estill, of Savannah, is spoken
of as President of the grand Temperance Con
vention to be held in Atlanta on the 4th of July
next.
The accidental shooting of Private Barwick,
at McPherson Barracks rifle range, was not an
unusual recurrence. Several soldiers have
been killed in a similar manner at other army
ranges.
General Henry J. Hunt, U. 8. A., returned on
Sunday from bis tour of inspection of the mili
tary posts in Florida, and express-ed himself
highly pleased with his trip. He left on Tues
day for Newport Barracks, Ky., and thence to
Washington.
The appointment of Major John W. Greene,
as General Manager of the Georgia Railroad,
gives great satisfaction, and is another evi
dence of Colonel "adley’s wisdom in selecting
the bes: men for his assistants Major Greene
was with him years ago, and of late has had
charge of the Vicksburg and Shreveport Rail
road. He is both competent and experienced.
By order of Judge Hillyer, the experts, Prof.
B. F. Moore, of the Southern Business Uni
versity, and Capt. W. H. Scott, of the printing
house of Dodson & Scott, n sumed this inorn
ing their examination of the books and Ac
counts of the defunct Citizens Bank. It still
remains a mysterious mystery to the outside
world.
Nothing definite has yet been settled in re
gard to Col Cole’s new railroad to Macon. Sev
eral surveys have been made, or are being
finished, and one of them will be selected for
the proposed road. Work will no doubt be
commenced as soon as tbe route is definitely
settled, and, according to Col. Cole’s banquet
speech, will be pushed ahead rapidly.
My thanks are due Mr. Hermann L. Schrei
ner. of Savannah, for a copy or his spirited and
attractive “Central Railroad Waltzes," present
ed by Mr. Dave W. Appier, the popular and
efficient General Agent here for that company.
Musicians who have performed these waltses
express themselves highly pleased with Ihe ar
rangement and composition. As they are
dedicated to Colonel Win. M. Wadley, Captain
Wm. G Raoul and Colonel Wm. Rogers, they
are called here the “Waltzes of the Three
Williams.’’
The Young Men’s Library, of Atlanta, has
attempted to walk where it was only able to
creep, and in consequence finds itself financial
ly embarrassed. President Julius L. Brown,
aided by a loan from his father, put up a very
showy library building, but tbe association find
that they cannot pay for it and sus-tain the in
stitution. As he has offered to take the build
ing at $5,000 more than it cost, the directors
have ordered a vote of the membership as to
accepting the proposition. One thing is cer
tain, the association cannot keep tbe t uilding
and sustain itself. It needs relief from its
financial burdens at once. Chatrai.
——
The Exercise* at West Point,
West Point, N. Y. t June 10.—In conse
quence of a heavy rain storm the graduating
exercises at West folnt to-day were held in
the chapel, which was crowded with cadets
and vhttorß. After prayer by Dr-
Laws, President of the ynlyerslty
of Missouri, General Green, President of
tbe Board of Visitors, addressed the cadets.
General Howard then delivered the diplo
mas to the graduating class, after which the
cadets were addressed by General Augur,
General Bberman and others.
After the Fire In Quebec,
Quebec, Jane 10.—Thousands of people
have swarmed through the streets of tbe
burned district yesterday and to day, and
piles of furniture and household effects
lying on pavements have been plundered
in the most shameful manner. Fortunately
the sufferings of those now homeless are
not so great as tQ call for special outside
assistance. Most of the sufferers are of the
better class of people, such as clerks, book
keepers, etc., and their losses, although
heavy, are apt seriously to.
DYNAMITE IN LIVERPOOL.
AN ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE
TOWN HALL.
Two Irish American* Arreated—
Probability of Their -
mprisonment—A rcb blah op Croke’*
Sensible Counsel to the People—
Another Prominent Leaguer Seiz
ed.
London, June 10.—A dispatch from Tip
perary says Archbishop Croke, on his ar
rival there yesterday, was escorted from the
railway station by members of tbe local Land
League with brass bands playiDg. A large
crowd of people drew his carriage through
the main streets. The Archbishop ad
dressed an enormous crowd. He warned
the people not to come to a collision with
the forces of tbe Empire, not to give away
to hooting and stone throwing, but to ap
peal to the enlightened conscience of
Europe and America. He declared that be
had no sympathy with thase who could pay
fair rent and would not.
Archbishop Croke, iu his address at Tip
perary, said it was the duty of the Irish
party to pass tbe land bill, Insisting only on
such amendments as relate to arrears of
rent and execution of rent courts. He ad
vised the people to avoid aii assemblages at
evictions, sales, etc.
In t.be House of Commons to-day, Sir
Wm. V. Harcourt, Home Secretary, stated
that both the Irishmen arrested in Liverpool
this morning in connection with the at
tempt to blow up the Town Hall, recently
arrived from America.
Mr. Gladstone, replying to Sir John Wil
mot. Conservative, said there was no foun
dation whatever for Ihe statement that tbe
government intended to abandon portions
of the land bill.
Mr. Jovce, Secretary of the Kilmallach,
County Limerick, branch of the Land
League has been at rested under the coercion
act.
Liverpool, June 10.—An attempt was
made during last night to blow up the Town
Hall in this city, but it onlv resulted in
breaking tbe windows in tbe Hall, and in
the Crown’s buildings on the opposite side
of tbe street. It is reported that two men
were arrested with a quantity of dynamite
and loaded revolvers iu their possession.
The persons captured in the attempt to
blow up the Town Hall have been identified
as L'verpool Irishmen named McKreavitt
and Roberts. Both were well supplied with
money. Documents were found in their
possession connecting them with Fenlan
iem. Roberts had been for some years in
America.
The attempt to blow up the Town Hall
last night was similar to that recently made
against the police station. A large piece of
gas pipe loaded with powder was discharg
ed by means of a fuse against Ihe door.
Tbe two men concerned in the attempt
were disturbed and pursued. One of them
lumped into the canal. They were both
captured and were fouud to be armed with
revolvers.
It is announced this evening that the
prisoners who attempted to blow up the
Town Hall will be charged under the “ma
licious injuries to property act,” which pro
vides that the punishment may, under
certain circumstances, which apply in this
case, be lifelong imprisonment.
Tlie Week in THinclng Lane.
London, June 10.—In Mincing Lane the
markets have been closed tbe greater part
of the week, but a somewhat better feeling
is now apparent. Continental advices show
an Improved demand for several articles,
including coffee. The Netherlands Trading
Company’s sales on tbe 15th instant will
comprise only 92,000 bags, the present
value of good ordinary Java being 36 to
36% cents, against 41% cents at
the same time last year. The stocks
of coffee in the chief European ports
are exceptionally large, while the supplies
from Brazil do not decrease. The relatively
low quotations, however, create confidence,
as they show an advance of; 2*. to 4s. on the
late extreme depression. There has been
some business in low brown sugar, partly
speculative, at hardening prices. West
India has risen 6d. to 9d., and fine crystal
lized nearly a shilling per cwt. Refined was
proportionately dearer. Further cargoes of
sugar have arrived off coast. There were
large sales at Liverpool to-day (Thursday).
Tea was inanimate.
The New York Stock market.
New York, June 10.—The stock market
was Irregular iu the early dealings, and at
the first board prices declined % to 1 per
cent. Toward noon speculation assumed a
firmer tone, and quotations took an upward
turn. The market continued stroDg during
the afternoon, and became quite buoyant at
the second board, when the improvement
from the lowest point of the day ranged
from %to 1% per cent. Later in the day
Western UmoD, ex certificate, Indianapolis,
Bloomington and Western, Manhattan Ele
vated, Central Pacific, Norfolk and West
ern perferred, Uuion and Texas Pacific,
became prominent in the advance. In the
final sales there was a slight reaction in
some cases, hut tbe market closed firm.
Sales aggregated 315,677 shares.
Cotton In Liverpool.
Liverpool, June 10.—This week’s circu
lar of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers’ Asso
ciation says: “The cotcon trade, which
closed on Friday of last week, firmly re
opened on Wednesday of this week with
activity and rates advancing. Oa Thursday
there was a good business, and quotations
were rather higher. American was less
freely offered, and prices advanced an
eighth. In sea island there was a moderate
business, and prices were steady. Futures
opered firm aad fractionally higher, and,
after fluctuating, improved 3 32d. for June,
and 1-lOi. for other positions.”
The Georgia Y. m. C. A.
Atlanta, June 10. —The State Conven
tion of tbe Young Men’s Christian Associa
tion of Georgia assembled in Atlanta to
day. Walter R. Brown, of this city, was
elected President. Quite a large number ef
delegates and visitors are in attendance.
Among the members are Messrs. E. D.
Ingersoll and E W. Watkins, of New York;
L. W. Munhall, of Indiana, and G. T.
Greene, of Ohio. Much interest is mani
fested in the meeting.
Another Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Pottsvillk, Pa , June 10 —The boiler at
Atklus and Brothers’ rolling mill exploded
to day, badly scalding twelve men, three of
whom will die. The boiler was leaky, and
orders were given yesterday to draw the
fires and repair it, but for some reason they
were not obeyed.
The Widely Extended Rainfall*.
New York, June 10.—It has rained In
New York city every day since the 3lst of
Mav. excepting the 6th Inst., or only one
break in eleven consecutive days. The
storm is very general, extending all over
that portion ot the country south of the
lakes and east of the Mississippi.
The New Hampshire Senatorshlp.
Concord, June 10 —An opinion of the
Supreme Court has been sent to the State
Senate to the effect that it is the duty of the
present Legislature to elect a United States
Senator.
The First Wheat of the Season.
Bt. Louis, June 10.—A car of new wheat,
the first of the season, arrived here yester
day from Fort Worth, Texas. It graded
No 3, Red Winter, and sold at auction for
$ 1 50 per bushel.
How Grant Damages the Cause op
Bossism.— General Grant continues to
drag down the cause of bossism by
hitching the third term carcass to it. He
says Conkling ought to be elected, and
if he bad anything to do about it he
would be elected. He cannot see why
he should not be permitted to free his
mind on this subject. There is
no reason why he shouldn’t if be
wishes to. It is merely a question
of taste. Conkling is fighting a desperate
battle against the President for nomi
nating the man who defeated Grant and
killed the third term at Chicago. By
taking sides with Conkling, Grant an
nounces that he would be extremely
glad to see the President rebuked for
just that thing, and exhibits to the coun
try the fact that he was immensely dis
appointed by losing the third term nomi
nation. —New York Tribune.
Suicide of an Old Si Ays op. Gen
eral Ler—Tom Lewis, an old, eccen
tric polored citizen of Loomis, 11L, end
ed his life by suicide, cutting his throat
from ear to ear with a razor,
went there about the close of the war,
and for some carried or a barber
shop. He was several years ago the
property of General R. E. Lee, and Uv
ed in Richmond, ya. gfs family are
gUdwd.
ESTABLISHED 1850.
ON TO MEXICO.
The Raid of American Lobbies to
Revel In the Halls of llontMnna
—How Grant and Eads Carried
Their Bchemes, and Rostonlans
Set up the Wine.
City of Mexico Cor. of the Chicago Timet.
For the past month both boases have been
reasonably busy wrestling with the railroad
schemes of Eads and Grant. The former,
though arriving in the country later, suc
ceeded in getting the precedence. His ship
railway bill was reported upon favorably by
the House Committee, passed that august
body, and was sent up to.the Senate in an
incredibly short space of time. So far.
everything went smoothly. To get the en
dorsement of the government seemed to be
an easy matter. A favorable and speedy
passage was expected in the Sen
ate, but it was not to be so. As if to
atone for the apparent haste of the
lower branch, the Senate assumed the role
of critic, and deliberately analysed the con
cession and questioned the feasibility of the
scheme. Outside influences were at work.
The papers of the city published the pro
ceedings at Washington and the reports of
the Committee on Railroads when the same
project was up for consideration less than a
year ago. They counseled deliberation, and
the combined forces, together with the op
position from the Tehuantepec Railroad re
sulted in keeping the question open until
the Senate perforce went into permanent
session to come to a final decision before ad
journment. Captain Eads got his conces
sion. It was discovered beforehand that be
would, but the slowness of the Senate to
grant the franchise was a surprise to all.
One day the 'subject would be
brought up for consideration, and
the next laid on the table.
Thl6 mode of tactics was carried on till
the day of adjournment was close by.
Things begaff to look serious. The Benate
refused to consider anything else. General
Grant was in a burry to leave the country,
and wanted to catch the “Whitney.” A
motion was made to suspend the rules and
take up the Mexican Southern. The Benate
could not see the point. At last they meant
business. The permanent session declared
itself unanimously in favor of the conces
slod, and to day, in celebration of the event,
a dinner was given to Captain Eads bv Gen
eral Mexia, a prominent Lerdisti. It was
the occasion of a general jubilation, and,
under the warming influence of champagne,
the ship railway across the Tehuantepec be
came an accomplished fact.
In the concession, the government are
exempted from bearing any part of the
cost, and the road is to be built without
subvention. Captain Eads depends solely
upon the moral effect of the approval to
work wonders in the States. He will use
it as a lever to open the vaulfs of Uncle
Bam in the shape of a government guar
anty. If successful, half the labor is ac
complished; otherwise, he will have to
look for private capita l ; and, until the
practicability of the scheme is demon
strated beyond question, he will look in
vain. American capitalists are too hard
headed to put their money into a visionary
project. At present the papers are treat
ing the schemes of Capt. Eads with marked
consideration, but the changes in tempera
ment are so sudden, and, generally, un
accountable, that it is hardly safe to
prophesy what the state of feelfng may be
six months hence.
The disposal of the ship railway bill gives
the Mexican Southern a fair show in the
Senate. It is up for consideration to-day,
and will probably be approved to night,
and General Grant can take bis departure in
a contented state of mind. This time the
House was not as considerate. The lesson
taught them by the Benate was not lost.
They were at first for slaughtering the con
tract indiscriminately, but were finally per
suaded to be satisfied with a few amend
ments. They were Immaterial, and General
Grant Lad no objections. There was some
opposition on the passage of the bill in the
House, but from what source it came I am
unable to say. Seven anti go-ahead mem
bers voted steadily against every proposi
tion. Gen. Grant is perfectly satisfied with
his Mexican labors. In spite of all con
trary reports be says he has obtained every
thing asked for. He did cot get a sub
vention because be did not want one. He
submitted to the government a clause
asking for a subvention, and one without a
subvention, and expressed himself as pre
ferring the latter. In its constitution the
company is to be strictly Mexican, and all
foreigners are to be subject to the jurisdic
tion of the Mexiean courts. They cannot
escape punishment by alleging rights under
any other government. The Mexican law
makers evidently do not mean to be plun
dered without redress. A chance Is to be
given the Mexican capitalists to show their
faith in the road by putting their money
in It.
There is a delicate sarcasm about the
word capitalist when applied to a Mexican.
Like those who have not seen “Pinafore,”
they are bard to Audi There are a number
of rich men, however, here, but they are
almost invariably foreigners; and, I sup
pose, for the purpose of enticing these, the
company will open a subscription book in
Mexico at the same time as in New York.
But before the books can be opened at all a
first capital of $6,000,000, ten per cent,
paid up, must be subscribed. The
right to If sue stock and bonds is, of
coarse, decreed to the company, and regis
tration in Mexico shall be valid'. The con
tract calls for work to begin within six
months, and, unless interrupted by armed
forces or accidents, must be completed
within ten years. If any of those little
revolutions occur, so characteristic of ail
Central American States, and until recently
of Mexico, the government may demand
the use of the road to the exclusion of all
other business. By mortgaging or transfer
ring its concession'the company forfeits It.
General Grant will begin work at once.
Preliminary surveys will be run from all
directions. Grading caimot be commenced
till after the rainy season. Mr. Romero
will remain in Mexico and assume general
charge of affairs. It really seems as if the
feeling against Romero was dying out.
Grant has the utmost confidence In him,
and has interceded with President Gon
zales in his behalf, and It would not be
strange if the government should take
him in. While Romero is overcoming
this general Antipathy, opposition is
brewing in another quarter. A promi
nent Mexican, who is President of
one or two railroad corporations, director
in several others, and is said to hold the
power of attorney of Jay Gould, haa hitherto
controlled American Interests in Mexico.
Romero comes into the field backed by a
strong financial syndicate, and is likely to
be a formidable competitor. Grant and
Eads have obtained their concessions and
are satisfied. The Topolovampo representa
tives are still knocking, and it looks as if
they would have to knock for some time to
come. The last two weeks have depressed
their spirits wonderfully. They no longer
assume that boastfnl air. A more meek or
patient set of fellows it would be hard to
find. They have encountered a genera! in
difference, which alone would have been
sufficient to break down ordinary
mortals. Ttey have been rebuffed and
figuratively knocked down, but have
come up smiling each time with
renewed vigor. The Executive has
lately been Invested with authority to
make contracts independent of Congress
for eight months. This has infused new
blood Into Topolovampo; it Is, In fact, the
only crumb of comfort that has been
dropped to them daring the session of
Congress. They are going to make the
most of it, and will haunt the capltol and
the palacio constantly and press the ad
vantages of their syatem of road. The
government is ready to cry “enough" on
railroading. Very naturally it would like
to 6ee the resalts following the concessions
already granted. It mast draw the line
somewhere, and, from all appearances, has
began.
The Topolovampo Company represents a
Boston syndicate. Mayor Prinee, Wendell
Phillips, Judge Abbott and General Butler
are among the most prominent supporters
of the scheme. For the purpose of impress*
log upon the government the dqe import
ance of their railroad, their representatives
In Mexico were intrusted with $50,000.
Their first dqty was to give a $1,600 banquet
to General Grant. The affair has been men
tioned bat incidentally. It has so) takes ita
last rank in the history of banquet*. The
“flow of son!” msy have been equalled, but
certainly never excelled. The speeches varied
from the sublime to the ridiculous, from
the visionary to the prosaic. The speakers
touched upon every conceivable entire!,
but carefully avoided all mention of Topo
lovampo, through supposed courtesy to the
givers of the dinner. Topolovampo should
not be ignored. So thought “Colonel" T.
B. Lewis, one of the shining light* of the
company, and, suiting the action to his
thoughts, he arose and spoke as follows i
“We have heard enough about the beauties
of Mexico, her resources, her mountains,
apd the transcendent beauty of he; women'
we have beard enough abo\jt the amicable'
relations between the two republics; but,
gentlemen, what about Topolovampo? We
cam; here for a business purpose, aad that
business bas not been memlgaad.v
This was the first laudation the guests
had received oj the purpose of the banquet,
and coqcfced In such delicate terms it failed
not to have its effect Gen. Qrant has been
assisting the Topolovampo enterprise. Be
has assured President Gonzales that it ha*
a good faucial backing, yet even with hia
project seqm* ft ty;. y, ft,
Grant. Jr., if said to be financially interest*
ed in this road.
The railroad conceisionist of to-day has a
me h harder road to travel than six months
ago. The government is getting particular
as to its company, and is inclined to "shut
down” upon the importunity of Tom, Dick
and Harry. Whatever concessions it may
grant in the future will probably be without
subvention. There is a possibility of the
country becoming embarrassed by obliga
tions already pledged. The lack of subven
tion will not, however, deter Northern capi
talists from building roads in Mexico. The
government realizes this, and it would be
mere foolishness on her part to continue to
grant them.
BRIEF NEWS SUMMARF.
Monsieur Lois Gaston de Begeur, the
eminent French prelate and author of many
religious works, is dead.
The Reichstag yesterday rejected, by a
vote of 153 to 102, the credit demanded by
Prince Bismarck for the establishment of
an Economic Council.
An encounter has taken place between
Turkish troops and Bulgarian bands in
Macedonia, in which eight Turks and thir
teen Bulgarians were killed.
Two of the new locomotives for the
Canada Pacific Railway have arrived at
Toronto. Eleven hundred men are now
employed on Section B of that railroad.
Private telegrams have been received in
St. Petersburg annonnclng the outbreak of
disturbances at Kharkoff and other towns
in Southern Russia. Several incendiary
fires are reported.
It is reported in Toronto that Boston
capitalists have subscribed $5,000,000 to
wards the construction of the air*line from
Winnipeg to Duluth, to be built westward
from Duluth this summer.
The British Board of Trade returns for
May show an increase of £2,308,828 in the
value of Imports as compared with the
same month last year, and an Increase of
£1,809,772 la the value of exports.
George W. Hubley, mail route agent, has
been sentenced, in the United States Dis
trict Court, to one year’s Imprisonment in
the Eastern Penitentiary, and to pay a fine
of SIOO for havtug embezzled a college
badge or pin from the mails.
A letter is published at Havana with
fifty signatures, asking lenity for General
Boet, saying consideration should be ex
tended to a defender of Spain. General
Boet is under trial at Havana for execu
tions ordered in Santiago de Cuba, from
1868 to 1870.
Barnum’s show is in Boston this week.
The chief feature of his circus entertain
ment Is the performance of Mme. Elise
Dockrill. Mr. Barnum states that bis show
gives employment to 630 persons and makes
use of 310 horses and 268,000 yards of can
vass. Its dally expenses amount to $4,500.
The tents will accommodate 15,000 specta
tors.
Samuel D. Haynes, who murdered his
guard in prison, in Rockland, Me., attempt
ed to escape from the State prison at
Thomaston, in company with another
Erisoner named Brogden, by throwing harts
orn in the face of a sentinel. Another
sentinel shot Haynes through the lungs,
and both were secured. The wounded man
may die.
The first death by lightning in Nevada
ever recorded occurred at Virginia City a
few days ago, the victim being a Chinaman.
During the same storm the lightning struck
a cliff in Castle District, some six miles
north of the city, and dislodged a mass of
rock that would weigh not less than fifty
tons, tumbling it down the face of the
mountain into the valley.
Numerous outrages have occurred near
Westport and in little Compton and Tiver
ton, R. I, several parties having bad hay
stacks burned and cattle poisoned. A short
time ago the well of Edward Howland was
poisoned, resulting inti* death of a boy
and the severe illness of three other persons.
It is stated that the people are afraid to
testify against the party suspected.
The Havana Official Gazette promulgates
a decree postponing the custom house reg
al a tons until Julv I*. and the regulations
with reference to captains’ manifests until
July 1, for all vessels arriving from the
eastern coasts of North America, the Mexi
can gulf, and Bourh America to the month
of the Orinoco; also from all islands in the
Mexican gulf, the Antilles and the Carib
bean sea.
Adolph Albers, Captain of the Hamburg
steamer Silesia, Capt. Meyer, of the steamer
Ohio, and Carl Wlegaod, Captain of the
steamer Salier, have been all arrested In
New York for carrying an excessive num
ber of passengers in violation of the law.
The first-named was held in SIO,OOO, second
in $25,000, and third in $5,000 by the United
States Commissioner to await the action of
the grand jury.
At Westminster, Mo., Chief Justice Bar
tol, in the habeas corpus case of Col. Wm.
P. Maulsby, committed to jail by Judge
Hayden in default of payment of a $lO fine
for alleged misbehavior in court, refused
the petition for discharge and remanded the
petitioner to custody until the sentence of
Judge Hayden shall have been obeyed.
Col. Maulsby again refused to pay tbe fine
and nas returned to jail, but later a mem
ber of his family paid the fine and the
Colonel was released.
Mrs. Muller cut her throat at Cincinnati
nine years ago. Her attempt at suicide was
a failure, though she has never fully recov
ered from the wound. Bhe had quarreled
with her husband, and their differences
have continued. Muller frequently up
braided her for not dying when she wished
to, and urged her to try again. On the an
niversary of the event, a few days ago, he
said that he would show her by taking his
own life how properly to commit suicide.
He aimed a pistol at his heart and fired, but
a rib diverted the bullet, and he will re
cover.
The suit against the Catholic Church
property of the Cincinnati diocese, brought
by the assignee of Archbishop Purcell, is
against all property which is held In trust
by the Archbishop, and includes churches,
schoolboußes, hospitals, cemeteries,and such
city and other property as has been given
by benevolent p3rsons for the use of the
church, and has been held In trust by the
Archbishop. The creditors represented by
the assignee number about five thousand,
and their claims aggregate fo'ur million dol
lars. The suit will, by agreement, go at
once to a higher court. The chief point at
Issue—one which, It is said, has never been
decided the in courts—-is whether property
held In trust by a Bishop of the church la
liable for his debts.
AS IN NEW YORK SO IN OHIO.
A Stalwart Demind That Ohio Stal
wart* Sball Not Support Footer.
Rational Republican.
There are soldiers of the Union in
Ohio and citizens who were not soldiers
who believe that Grant is as able a man
as Foster, and as truthful, courageous
and patriotic as the President himself.
They have seen the administration’s at
tempts to make hostility to Grant and
Conkling a test in the Republican party,
and they will listen for the platform in
Ohio. We hope it will speak out loudly
on the subject of the Robertson outrage,
one way or the other. Let Murat Hal
stead himself draft the resolu
tion which sha’l declare that
“the only way to deal with Conk, is
to knock him down and drag him out.”
Then place Foster on this platform, and
let Republicans in Ohio vote as they
please, just as the Republicans are ex
horted to do to-day in New York. The
administration members of -the New
York Legislature refuse to caucus on
Senators with the stalwarts. We hope
that until this wrong is righted no tal
wart Republican will feel bound by any
caucus or convention to vote for any
man who is not a stalwart. If that ele
ment is not good company in New York,
it cannot be in Ohio, and it will not
thrust itself among its enemies to serve
them. Let the half breeds have the
full benefit of their own disorganizing
policy, If they insist upon it.
j owflnr.
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