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The tide went out— it: a life as sweet as a life might be, iTifi ng away to the unknown sea, W ent out with the tide. The tide came in— rue pebbles and shells, with the waves’ disdain Hung rrom their arms to the shore again. Came in with the tide. The tide came in— ;weury ships from their voyaging, jjder. with many a precious thing, t ame in with the tide. The tide came in— 3u: the life asweet as a life might be, t&iue not baca from the unknown sea. Came not in with the tide. Georgia /-flairs. Tiiere lives in McDonough, Henry county, Hr. J- H. Lester, wuu is 113 years old, having been bom m Rockingham, North Carolina, in i;oj. lie distinctly remembers the revolution ary war. and when eleven years ot age was de uu.d to uefend the women ana children from tteTories with other boys of his age. Luring a skirmish he received two cuts on the head from a sabre. He served under General Floyd during tbe war of 1812. Sherman's army de ar j-ed ail his property. His wife is dead and y* sous nave been killed in battle or have died, ami he is now cud aud infirm, dependent on cfiarity for support. Henry county gives him dollars lor his support every three months. We bud the above in toe Atlanta Constitution. tureij a ruan with such a history should not be left to starve to death in his old age, and we opme if the facts above stated were brought to tae notice of the government by influential patties it would do something to soothe the last jays of the old veteran of Harris county. I,The Laurens county primary for the nomi o&tiun of a eenat.r fur the Sixteenth Sena torial district was held Saturda last, and re sulted in the nomination of Colonel C. 8. Guy ton. Johnson county,at a Democratic meeting held on W ednesday last, sent delegates to the Con gretsi"iial Convention, to be held in Augusta, favorable to the election of Hon. J. K. Hines’ of Wasm,ton county, to represent the Eighth Congressional district. Tne citizens of Fort Valley vote to-day on me question f having an artesian well bored in that city. Tbe proposed tax to be levied if the uitixene vote in favor of the well will be one per cent, on the taxable pioperty of the The mortuary report of tianta for the week ending Monday at no n shows the total mor tality to be 22, of which 10 were whites an l 12 colored. Of the whole number, there were twelve children under five years of age. There aro two opposing candidates, both recognized Democrats, for the Legislature from Spalding county, Mr. W. E. H. Searcy, the regular nominee, and representing the pro. iubition element, and Dr. N. B. Drewry, who was nominated by the opposition or whisky via* of the party, on Saturuay last. The merchants of Americus are making preparations for a heavy trade this fall, and from a-i the indications it is pretty certain that their hopes in this direction will not be lisap pointed. The primary election for candidates from the Democratic party to elect candidates to repre sect Richmond county in the next Legislature wiu t* held in Augusta on the first Tuesday, the sth of September. In Museogee county the following is the acre age of lands plauted taken from the returns of the Tax Receiver, Mr. J. C. Reedy: Cotton, 13,- Si: acres; corn, 8,824; wheat, 16J; oats, 3,295; ryw 172. potatoes, 539; sugar cane, 188; vegeta ble gardens, 2r>3; melons, 305; making a total acreage planted 27,070 acres. The Griffin Daily New* promises a mammoth trade edition within a month from date. It vii be illustrated with engravings showing the business, banking, educational and religious interests and advantages of Griffin. The leaning articles in the trade issue will be de voted to the Sunny South, the ‘ Empire State of the South and the “Garden of the World.” Georgia candidates are coming to the front m large numbers, but very soon after the conung elections the large majority of them *iii be found in the rear. The returns of taxable property in Carroll county shows marked increase over that of last year. The total value of property assess ed this year is *2,499.076, a gain of *262,301 over The number of polls in the county is U3-’, an increase of 132 over the previous year. Th ni these figures it appears that the county * lacrea-iog in wealth and also in population, f orsyth has decided in favor of fence as the **u :of the recent electiou shows, the vote *auuiug: Fence, 1.215; no fence, 260. the store and contents of Mr. E. A. Drewry, asencia. was destroyed by fi e on Sunday tormu.-. The st_ o was valued at *2.003, on •inch there was an insurance for *1,400. 7 li. McHenry, of Morgan, will represent the senatorial district in the next Legis- We. Liionei A. P. Wofford received the unani sius; ruination for the Senate at the Carters- T ~"3-- suoriai Convention on the 12th instant. *as gentleman of ability and sterling in- LJ. Gartrell will address the citizens * Washington county at Sandersville next **Uhlay. , -te Hen ry people are marshaling their forces * 1 :ra. u fight on the whisky question in that and tne outlook is that they will win in Contest. -uoUu Gazette: "Mr. E. G. Turner exhibi ed *• ur Mreets Thursday last a live salaman ■*-a curiosity to many. Mr. Turner informs ®tc has cci u*.ht as many as nine while they -rv destroying his sugar cane.” •zghtmng strucs the gin house of Rockmore ‘Braswell, i.ogausvme, on Sunday night, Jhug it on fire. The citizens were promptly £t<u.a ana prevented it from being totally •atrejeo. br. chag. F. Deems on Sunday morning, in -turch of the strangers, New York, made j ir ate allusion in most eloquent remaras of ’‘be late Col. win M. Wadiey, -i a beautiful prayer for the' oe u ' u : ; Tb-il'ict Senatorial Convention met Ue’oiJ JSU 011 the th, and nominated L. K. tary/, 01 Alapaha, Ga He is a young <StatT ICJ " 1,1 tbake a good benator. The •'■'itiou was also in session, and J. A. uusit*. C4g. , ‘hty Times: “That excellent peri 9, u ';\ T the farmers—the southern Farm , v-luis tieen received for August A *tj . “'"t-1 ours, who reads it occasion •orth,, tLU4t he finds articles in each issue subscription pree.” * r™ l ,™* h’Aroaicfe says some of the wild iginao e are in circulation in <•> •. university. The wildest is to the Pkc- . t fiaucedor .Me i will soon resign his hfWi-r ' v -": re of 1,1 health, and Gen. E. P. tew tcai * !il b - cal.ed by the board to suc *t IUBI ■> the people of Oconee, Mor *tg ice 0 l d r r .‘ r '-'cunties wui have a mass meet h’tsgv - DecUe - the ooject of the meeting the plausioility and expedi *ttti *,' V a railroad to connect Athens •fetUcy',. the people all along the line ‘ts importance, and doubt A gecuT W; ‘** laree returned from a visit to JWtrev. s -dijiiday. mfurms tne Columbus , Wae or r he has never seen such J'tlaje , L ' JA grown gin that county. He , vikics to that section for vutt cn , I Tears, out he has never „; rt ‘ Th “ r heard such flattering re h? thbfeea, acd oat crops were very wf anageek ' T t Je tßhies and harses all look atb ' tott oa and corn appear to “xhr^V 11 ! * row ’ tßotikh there that too much wet ana llle cotton. The water is abundant, and peach ’ J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. llffiS 8 u a a fmi b t re * kin * dOW “ With '°ad of de „i! tr *7S e *^ oro TrUe The colored peo- P urke county seem determined to keep reputation as a people of blood. An mo?L? tro ?i? U 8 B h°cking murder was com mitted on the plantation of Mr. T. P Branch county, on Thursday, the particulars of which, as far as we hare bee-i able to gather n. f^if 60 "' “ roUow8: Mose* Owens and David Collins, both colored, had had a falling when Collins happened to ! pass the field on Thursday In which Owens was at "°. rk \ and went towards him, evidently with the intention of having a difficulty. When Owens saw Collins approaching he picked up a piece of fence rail to defend him elf, but Collins, with open knife, rushed upou him with such terrible impetuosity that Owens had not tune to strike, and receiving a ghastly wound m his breast, dropped the rail and fled. Col lins pursued him. cutting him at every step, Owens begging for mercy untU he fell and ex pired at the feet of his slayer. Collins was promptly arrested and carried before 8. Wyatt, N P , who committed him, and on Friday he was brought here by Constable James Whaley, and lodged in jail to await bis trial at the No vember term of the Superior Court. It is one of the most malicious, cold blooded murders that has ever come under our observation, and the gallows is sure of its victim.” BRUNSWICK. Trade Kevlvlng-A Collision on the Kiver-Polities—Personal Notes. Brunswick, August 14. Editor Morning News: Since my last business begins to look a little lively. There has been quite a lot of ar rivals, principally from coastwise ports Sev eral cargoes have been landed, and the river front presents a bustling appearance. The tow boats are nullifying the hot weather by a coun ter irritant in the way of hot competition. There were five of this useful craft at the wharves on Friday last. The new iron tug, Angie and Nellie, under Capt. Ben. Fahm, seems to take the cake. The steamer Rapidan. while leaving this port last week for New York, collided by some means with the schooner Helen, damaging her to the extent of about a thonsand dollars. The steamer was considerably damaged also, but proceeded on her voyage. The schooner was at anchor when the steamer backed into her through a mistaken signal on the part of the engineer. The river is a half mile wide at the place where it occurred The schooner will be repaired at once by Capt. Chas, E. Flan ders, an old shipwright and resident of this city. The health of the city continues good. The port physician has nothing to do but keep away the unwelcome yellow jack. The Democratic party of Giyon county had a rousing meeting on Saturday last to reorganize and choose delegates to the convention at Sa vannah on the 6th proximo. The delegates chosen are J. E. Dart, Esq., and T. O’Connor, and alternates A. J. Crovatt and Hon. T. W. Lamb. They go uninstructed Hon. T. W. Lamb was chosen President of the Democratic Association, and T. O’Connor, Jr., Secretary. The new schooner Wm. Hays, which is partly owned at this port, arrived from her birthplace last week with a cargo of hay, lime and brick. She is a splendid looking vessel and will carry 325 tons. She classes A1 for flf een years. The Senatorial Convention for the Fourth Senatorial district met at Owen’s Ferry on Saturday, and nominated Hon. James Thom son as tbe Democratic candidate for Senator from this district. Hon J. M. Tison, one of the oldest citizens of tbis county, is at present lying very low at Hot Springs. Ark. Mr. J, M. Tison, Jr„ of this city, was summoned to his bedside some time ago, and at last accounts the hope of recovery was very small. Colonel Richard J. Bertie, another of Glynn’s earliest settlers, died a few weeks ago at his home in the country. Glynn. Alfred H. Colquitt. Written for the Morning News. “Thin* not there is no smile I can bestow upon thee. There ig a smile, A s nile of nature too, which I can spare, And yet, perhaps, thou wilt not thank me for My acquaintance with Georgia politics and politicians began in 1829, in Jackson county. Events are the alphabet of history—Time the great compositor which “sets them up” in their enduring order, stereotypes them, and dedi cates the mighty lessons they teach to the age -. Among the events which have transpired in Georgia in a little more than half a century, I can now call to mind, always excepting the startling scenes of the war, nothing more dramatic than the elevation of Mr. Stephens to tbe chief magistracy will be. The dramatic effect of this evert depends largely upon its significance and beneficence. I remember ’■Little Alec” well when he first entered upon his legislative career in the General Assembly. The whole State echoed with his clear-cut. brilliant, ringing speeches. It was the case of Sophocles when a mere boy hading the chorus of youths, with dance and lyre, who performs ’ the pan of triumph in the solemn assembly of Athens, which stood, tbe meanwhile, around the troi hy raised to their valor, who achieved tbe immortal vi tory at the battle of Salamis. His whole life has been like that of the great Greek dramatist and patriot, a succession of brilliant victories. Like him in his old age. Mr. Stephens has been selfishly and unfeel ingly impeached for “dotage and incapacity.” With all his dazzling triumphs on bis laureled brow, the venerable o'd Greek hero of an hun dred contests rose before the court, and for re ply and refutat on, pronounced his -£dipug at Colon us. Mr. Stephens needs no other answer to those who charge him with dotage and incapacity, than his Congressional report*, his political speeches and letters, and his hl-tory. Gubernatorial honors will grace his oi i age like tbe rewards of the tragic Vic tor did that of the ancient poet, statesman and Genera’. A more befitting and graceful recog nition of long and illustrious services, no Stare did ever bestow upon a worthy son. than this chief dignity so generously accorded to this unselfish, wise and renowned old gentleman. When Governor Colquitt was in Washington and suggested to Mr. Stephens to ent r for tbe Democratic nomination, he no doubt felt tbe truth and force of all that I have said respect ing the fitness of it—the worthiness of Mr Stephens to wear this honor, and the graceful ness on the part of tfie State in bestowing it— but he saw and felt a great deal more. He realized wbat the factious malignants were not capable of conceiving. that the weight of Mr. Stephens’ character would crush the faction and crush tbe false Independentigm which had conspired to crush the Democratic oartv of the State and deliver it over, b und haud and foot to the Republican tormentors. As our sensible and genial friend, “Bill Arp.” forcibly says, cutting into the heart of this matter, as his custom is, “I don’t know who was the father of this business—that is, getting Mr Stephens to run—but he D a smart man shore. He saw the breakers ahead. He snuffed the battle from afar. The Independ ents were massing their forces, and they w-re going to run Mr. Stephens themselves, when suddenly the organization came along and stole him and carried bim off.” etc , etc. I have no idea that Dr. Felton nnd Emory Speer could ever have committed Hr. Stephens to their “independent” move ment but he committed them to his support, and utterly broke the force of any combination adverse to tbe Democratic party. Remember that I am illustrating Governor Colquitt's superior capacities. He realized at a glance the perils of the situation. A disor ganizing faction already existed within the party, and was seeking a coalition with an out side party. They had common objects, and he foresaw that they would coalesce and form a conspiracy, and possibly effect in Georgia wbat M&hone and his followers effected in Virginia— the temporary overthrow of the “Bourbon De mocracy”—the only real Democracy in this country. By this act of consummate policy—a brave, manly, just policy—the policy of principles— supreme policy of common sense and common honesty—tbe Lemocratic party did the most graceful act in the history of the State, over threw the factions inimical to the peace of the organization and tne highest interests of the State. The State and the party owe him a debt of gratitude for what he did to consolidate the Democratic party. His enemies rave. They say ”he is a weak man” aud “incompetent/’ And here the “smile” comes in “which I can spare,” whether they “thank me for it” or not. August 1. 1882. Ac. RICO LA. Tbe National Board of Health. Washington, August 15 —At a special meeting of the National Board of Health to day it was announced that Surgeon Billings had been relieved as a menaber of the board, and Surgeon Charles N. Smart, U. 8. A., detailed in his place. Dr. Thos. J. Turner tendered his resignation as Secretary, aud Dr Smart was elected to fill tbe vacancy. Dr. Turner was then elected a member of the Executive Committee.. Trouble in Madagascar. London, August 15.—The correspondent of the News at Paris says: “There is talk ot disturbance between France and Madagas car. The Queen of Madagascar has pro hibited sales of land to French colonists, as contrary to the treaty of IS6O The French Consul has been forced to strike his flag and seek refuge at Tamatad. A French naval demonstration is expected." A Terrific Tornado In Maine. Bangor, Mb , August 15.—The most de structive tornado ever experienced it this vicinity visited Baisgor at six o’clock thia evening. Tbe winds blew with terrific ve locity, and rain fell In sheets, converting the gutters into roaring streams, the whole ac companled by Incessant thunder and light ning. The destruction of property Is very great. _ *112,400 In Prizes And tickets omly fi each. Aug. 31st will be the day when the Commonwealth Distribu tion Cos. will have the grand 47th drawing. Kverv person In the land should have at Socket. Have s ou sent your order ye t Don’t delay It may Iwyour turo for I fortune. Trv. Send for tickets to R. M. Boardman, Courier-Journal Building, Louis ville, Ky -A.de. Complexions beautified by Ulhnh’b 80l- FftiraSOAF. LAID TO REST. FUNERAL OF COLONEL HADLEE. A Multitude in Attendance— Bail* nea Suspended In Macon—Tbe Last Solemn Scene. Macon, Ua., August 15.—T0-day wtil long be remembered in this part of the State. Mayor Corput, of this city, by proclamation requested all places of business be closed at noon, so as to give every one an oppor tunity to attend the obsequies of Colonel Wadiey at Bollngbroke. Special trains were furnished for the citizens, and these, with the cars containing those Invited from Savan nah, Augusta and other points east, left here at 1 p. m. Such a funeral cortege to pay the last tribute of respect to a private citizen as that which assembled at Bollngbroke this after noon was never before seen in this section. The train from Atlanta had already arrived, and the turnpike from the station as far as the eye could see was filled with ladies and gentlemen, wending their way to the late home of the honored and beloved dead, where all of him that was mortal lay awaiting the last sad rites. At the homestead were gathered the rela tives and friends of the deceased, the rep resentatives of the several railroads, delega tions from several societies, and committees from the principal business circles through out the community. The remains were en closed in a metallic casket, and this In an oaken case. From the house the remains were taken to a secluded spot about a quarter of a mile distant, where, under the oaks of the primeval forest, they were laid to await the last summons. Rev. Mr. Winchester, of Christ Church, Macon, read the beautiful services of the Episcopal Church, and the body was then Interred with Masonic hon ors by the brethren of Solomon’s Lodge No, 1, of Savannah, assisted by visiting breth ren from Zerubbabel Lodge No 15, of sa vannah, Macon Lodge No. 6, and members of other lodges. Toe iast sad rites being ended, the mourn ers returned to the station, and the trains bore them away to their several destina tions. SENATOR HOAR. Ill" Defense of His Vote on tbe Ktver and Harbor Bill. Worcester, Mass , August 15. — Senator Hoar has written a letter to the people of Massachusetts, In which he at considerable length gives his reasons for voting for the river aud harbor bill, and his views on In ternal Improvements. The Senator asserts that If he and hts associates erred in their views upon the river and harbor bill, It was with the slnceret desire to do right, and without the smallest motive to do wroDg, affirming that he considered that his duty to hie S’ate aud country requi ed of him to vote as he did. Mr. Hoar proceeds to argue With regard to the national rather than to the local char; acter and Importance of the river and har bor bill, aud says the President did not point out any item which he thought-of local Interest only, and did not point out tiny instance In whieh he thought the bill unconstitutional. | “He did cot refer us to the information on which he acted, that we might see whether It was we or ha that were deceived. We were therefore left to our own resources. If the bill failed all public works of this class must stop. The suggestion that a general appropriation should be made of half the sum provided In the bill, with authority to the President to expend It on such public works as he thought tit, seems to me, with due re spect, totally Inadmissible. It does not seem to me In accordance with sound con stitutional theories to entrust to any execu tive tbe power of determining jwhat public w rkr|ire for national advantage.” In conclusion he says: “Whether tbe policy of the bill is to be popular in Massa chusetts this afternoon or this week or this year, Ido not know. But one thing Ido know. It is in the line of all her traditions, and is sure sooner or later to secure bet sup port.” YELLOW FEVER. ti ara ’Kin -ii g Against Pensacola— Tbe Plague In Brownsville aud Matamoraa. New York, August 15.—A Montgomery (Ala.) special saya a strict quarantine has been established against Pensacola on ac count of continued reports of yellow fever at that city. The Incoming train at 8 o’clock last night was first subjected to v a legular inspection. State Health Officer Cochran has been ordered to Pensacola to investigate the reports. There is no excitement yet. Pensacola, Fla., August 15. —This city Is; healthy. There Is no yelolw fever here. BrownBvillb, August 15.—There were twelve new cases of yellow fever yester day—ten Mexicans and two Americans. There was one death, that of a Mexican. There were six deaths In Matamoras from the fever. The disease Is spreading among the poor of this city, though It is not so malignant as In Matamoras. Tbe weather continues cloudy. Mall service will be resumed to all parts of the country to morrow. There were twenty-eight new cases of yellow fever reported here to-day, twenty four of the patients being Mexicans and hree Americans. Three of the Mexicans died. There are two light cases of fever at Fort Brown, but both of the sufferers are doing well. At Matamoras seven new cases, five of which are light, and five deaths have been reported. Manager Butterfield, of the Mata moras and Monterey Railroad, Is down with the fever. The weather Is cloudy, but hot. New Orleans, August 15.—Malachia England, thirty years old, a native of Fin land. was sent to the Cnarity Hospital on the 9:h Inst , suffering from yellow fever, and died this evening. Washington, August 15. —Surgeon Gen eral Hamilton to day received a telegram from the Mayor of Galveston, Texas, asking government aid In establishing quarantine at that port out of the fund appropriated to aid local and State Boards of Health in suppressing epidemics. The application was referred to the First Comptroller of the Treasury. CHANDLER’S JAUNT. 4 Vialt or Inspection to tbe Norfolk Navy Yard—A Naval Officer Set Right. Norfolk, Va., August 15. —The Secretary of the Navy and party arrived at the navy yard this mornlDg and made a thorough in spection of the yard. They left this even ing. At the request of the Health Officer of the port a warrant was served to-day upon Commander Kellogg, of the United States steamer Tal lapoosa, for violating the quarantine regu lations some time ago by bringing his ves sel up to the Davy yard when coming from an interdicted port without stopping at quarantine as required. He was sent gn to the County Court for trial, and bailed on hts recognizance In *5OO. PENSACOLA AND ATLANTIC. Escambia Bay Bridge Completed— Tbe Koa4 Open for Forty-Seven Miles. Pensacola, August 15. —The Pensacola aud Atlantic Railroad bridge over Escambia Bay, two miles and a quarter long, was fin ished to-day at noon, and trains passed ove r at one o’clock. The road was opened for forty-seven miles to-day. Ground was broken on the 22d of last August, and the road will be completed to the Chattahoochee river In November. A Member of the James Gang In bimbo. Kansas City, August 15.—Dick Little, a well known member of the Janies gang, was arrested here to-day by the United States Marshal charged with complicity in the robbery of . United States at Mu-sel Shoals, Alabama, on March 11,1881. The amount taken was *5,300. Mobile’s Fire* Bele. Mobile, August 15.—The first bale of new cotton was received to-day from Unlontown, Perry county, Ala. It classes at low mid dling, and sold at thirteen cents. The first bale last year wae received on August 3d. SAVANNAH, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1882. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. Private Balds on tbe Treasury— Renovating tbe Wblie House- Bridge Legislation for Georgia. Washington, August 15.—A rush Is being made on the Treasury. The last session of Congress made many appropriations which personally benefited many people. This class of appropriations were not In any sense public. They were what might be called individual appropriations. The beneficiaries of this class are loud in their wall. They haunt the Treasury Department and cry aloud for their money. They are outraged because the ducats are not forthwith handed to them as soon as they appear at the counter of the cash room. They will not listen to the explanation that It takes time for an appropriation to go through an official routine before It becomes payable. They fume and fret —I may even 6ay swear—because there Is delay In placing their hands upon this money. Such delay Is unavoidable, but the Treasury officers have.to suffer from It. They are hounded and growled at by the people who are to get money and want to get It right away, as much as the most Impecunious debtor In the country. The average citizen thinks that if money is ap propriated there is no difficulty in just scooping It out of the Treasury. There are, however, numerous delays In the nature of safeguards, which must be encountered. As the number of individuals benefited by leg islation at the last session was very large the callers for money manage to keep alive to a certain extent our usually dead sum mer. The people after money only fall second to the Republican mob In the House In largeness. They are not quite as hungry for their gold as the Republican legislators were anxious to give It to them. THE WHITE HOUBK. During the absense of President Arthur a good many improvements are being made at the White House. New carpets and fur nishings are being laid down and put up. The whole house Is being goue over. In •fact, tbe whole building, though already wonderfully Improved over what it was under Hayes and Garfield, Is being put In a condition in keeping with the high-toned ideas of the present executive Incumbent. A good deal of tbe aesthetic is even crop ping into the White House adornment. Arthur cares nothing for “Republican sim plicity.” He has been accustomed to baviDg his residence “furnished in style,’’ and does not propose to deviate from that habit. He Is certainly having tbe old pile called tbe White House fitted out In a manner never before dreamed of, and at the same time of these Improvements so pro portionally is the public shut off from a view of the house when it goes there sight seeing. GEORGIA BRIDGE LEGISLATION. Among the bills which passed in the last hours of the session was the following of peculiar Georgia Interest: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of llepresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Savannah and Pacific Short Line Railway Company be. and It Is hereby authorized to construct bridges over the Ogeechee river, in the county of Chatham; over the Oconee, In the county of Montgomery; the Ocmulgee, In the county of Pulaski; over the Flint river, in the county of Dooly; and over the Chattahoochee river. In Btewart or Musco gee counties, or such other county as 6aid railroad company may de6lre or find most practicable In the final location of said road. Sec. 2. That said bridges shall be so con structed, either by draw, span, or otherwise, so that a free and unobstructed passage may be secured to all vessels and other water craft navigating said rivers. Sec. 3. That any bridge built under this act and subject to its limitations shall be a lawful structure, and shall be recog nized and kuown as a post route, upon which also no higher charge shall be made for the transmission over the same of the mails, t e troops, and the munitions of war of the United States, or passengers or freight passing over said bridges, than the rate per mile paid for the transportation over the railroad or public highways leading to the said bridges; and it shall enjoy the rights and privileges of other post roads In the United Sta es. Sec. 4 That tf any of the 6aid bridges auihorlzed.to be constructed by this act shall be constructed as a draw bridge, the draw shall be opened promptly upon reasonable signals for the passage of boats; and said company or corporation shall maintain, at Its own expense, from sunset till sunrise, such lights ot other rlgnals on said bridge or bridges as the Light H' use Board shall pre scribe. No bridge shall be erected or main talned under the authority of this act which st all at any time substantially or materially obstruct the free navigation of said river; and if any bridge erected uoder such au thority shall, in the opinion ot the Secretary of War, obstruct such navigation, he Is hereby autboiia-d to cause such change or alteration of said bridge to be made as will effectually obviate euch obstruatlon; and all such obstructions shall be removed and alterations made at tbe expense of the owner or owners of said bridge: Provided, Tnat nothing In this act 6hall be so construed as to repeal or modify any of the provisions of law now existing in reference to the protection of the navigation of rivers, or to exempt this bridge erected under this act from the operations of the same. Sec. 5 That all railroad companies desiring the use of said bridge shall have and be entitled to equal rights and privileges relative to the passage of rail way trains or cars over the same, and over tbe approaches thereto, upon payment of a reasonable compenaatlon for such use; and in case the owner or owners of said bridge and the several railroad companies, or any one of them, desiring such use shall fall to agree upon the sum or sums to be paid, and upon rules and conditions to which each shall conform in useing said bridge, all matters at Issue between them shall be decided by the Secretary of War, upon a bearing of the allegations and proofs of the parties. Sec. 6. That any bridge authorized to be constructed under this act shall be built and located under and subject to such regula tions for the security of navigation of said rivers as the Secretary of War eball pre scribe; and to secure that object said com pany or corporation shall submit to the Secretary of War a design and drawings of said bridges to be erected, for his examina tion and approval, and a map of its location, and shall furnish such other information as may be required for a full and satisfactory understanding of the subject, and In all things shall be sub ject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War; and until said plan and location of said bridge or bridges are approved by the Secretary of War, said bridge or bridges shall not be built; and should any change be made in tbe plan of any bridge authorized to be con structed by this act, during the progress of the work of construction, such change shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of War. Sec. 7. That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act Is hereby expressly reserved; and tbe right to require any changes in said structures, or their entire removal, at the expense of the owners thereof, whenever Congress shall decide that the public inter est requires It, la also expressly reserved. CHARGED WITH THEFT. A Young Negro from Jacksonville Overhauled In Nw York. New York, August 15.—A dispatch was by the police this morning from Charleston, S. C., reading as follows : “Ar rest Abraham Reed, a young colored man, aboard the steamer Atlanta. He Is with a colored woman and child. He stole three hundred dollars from me In Jacksonville, Fla.” The dispatch was signed “Mary A. Mattan, Jacksonville, Fla.” When tbe steamer arrived to-day Read was arrested, and the little party were taken to police headquarters. He admitted his identity, but denied the charge of theft He said he was going to Philadelphia. Bills to tbe amount of *125 were found on him, but these, he said, his mother had given him. He was remanded for a hearing. Reed was arraigned In court In the after noon, and agreed to return to Jacksonville. He was remanded until arrangements for his retnrn could be effected. An Ocean Steamer Disabled Bt. John, N. F., August 15. —The steamer Rhlwinda, of and from Cardiff for New York, fell in with the steamer Rich mond on Saturday in latitude 47:6, longitude 40:30, with the bottom out of her cylinder. Tbe Richmond was bound from Liverpool to Galveston, Texas, with a cargo of co>ton ties atid bands. She met with the accident on Friday last and was taken in tow by the Rhlwinda on Saturday. They arrived at six o’clock this morning. Tbe Nlmb Georgia Duirlet. Atlanta, August 15.—A. D. Candler was nominated by acclamation at Gainesville, to-day, M the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Ninth district. ENGLAND AND EGFPT. THE SULTAN REPORTED DE POSED BT ABABI. Tbe rherlflf ot Mecca Proclaimed Caliph— Sir Garnet Wolaeley at Alex* aodrla—Tbe Porie Nitll Delaying - Another Nklrtnlilt —A Rumor as to ibeHuaalau Cabinet’s Designs. London, August 15 —The Baity Telegraph has the following dispatch from Constan tinople : “Several of the stipulations pro posed In the military convention are con sidered unacceptable to Turkey. The proclamation against Arabl Pasha wily not be issued until the convention Is signed. The session of the conference to-day was exclusively occupied with the consid eration of the proposal of Count Corti, the Italian Ambassador, for a collective police supervision of the Suez canal, which was finally agreed to as a temporary measure, with a modification submitted by Lord Duf ferin, the British Ambassador, permitting the landing of troops. The proposition was then embodied in the protocol. “The Turkish objection to the military convention was not brought forward by Said Pasha. "El Jawaib states that Arabl Pasha has already been seml-offictally acquainted with the terms of the proclamation declaring him a rebel. He has been informed that the Sultanwould grant him free pardon should he make submission, but If he refuee strong measures shall be taken to enforce hie obe dience. The Cherifs have condemned the acts of Arab! Pasha as contrary to the inter ests of Islam.” London, August 15, 6p.m —A dispatch just received,dated Alexandria, 6:30 this af ternoon, says: “The transport Calabria with General Sir Garnet Wolselev and the House hold Cavalry on board, ha< just arrived here, with all well.” A dispatch to the Central News from Alexandria states that the Sultan to-day has peremptorily ordered Arabl Pasha to lay down his arms. If he refuses, the Sul tan will leave him to be dealt with by the English. Two regimen s of Highlanders— the Derbyshire regiment and the horse guards—are just about to march through the city. The steamer Caledonia, with the West Kent regiment, has arrived. A News dispatch from Constantinople says: “It Is understood that a divergence of views exists between the Porte and Lord Dufferfn respecting the word ing of the proclamation against Arabl. Lord Dufferin desires a plain and simple proclamation in Turkish and Arabic that Arabl is not a Cheriff, but an ambitious and lawless adventurer. |England insists upon commanding the Turkish troops. It is 6tated that the question will be brought before the conference.” A dispatch from Alexandria states M. de Lesseps is impeding the laying of the tele graph line between Port Satd aud Buez, and that operations have consequently been sus pended. The hospital arrangements are so com plete that if a fourth of the British In Egypt should be Invalided there would be ample medical accommodations for them. It has been decided to send a small bal loon corps to Alexandria. The correspondent of the Times at Berlin ssys. “It is feared that the Russian Cabi net intends to take advantage of the pres ent troubles in Egypt to Tenew the same old claims, which were rejected by ihe Berlin Congress.” Lord William Bessford has volunteered to serve in Egypt with the Indian contingent. Alexandria, August 15.—Two decrees of the Khedive were promulgated to-day. One authorizes the British Admiral and commander of the force to occupy such points on the Suez Isthmus as they consider useful tor military operations against the rebels, aud Inviting the Egyptian authorities to acquaint the Inhabitants, particularly the canal employes, with the decree. The other authorizes the British authorities to prevent the importation of coal and munitions of war along the coast between Alexandria and Port-Bald, and in the event of a contra vention of the order to seize the prohibited articles. Natives from Kafr el Dwar report that Arabl on Sunday called a meeting of the Ulemas and obtained from them a firman, deposing tbe Sultan and naming the Cheriff of Mecca as Caliph. Arabl, they also say, is organizing the Bedouins and has appoint ed commanders fo-those at Charkles and Garbich in Upper Egypt. On account of a report that regulars as wt 11 as Bedouins were In the neighborhood of the Meeks forts Major Genetal Allison has reinforced the British post with a de tachment of Highlanders and some marine, artillery. Col. Gerard of the mounted Infan try rode before daybreak to day on a recon’ r.olssance to within half a mile of tbe enemy’s second line. The reconnoiterlng party was pursued by horsemen, of whom It succeeded in killing severai. Colonel Gerard states that he accomplished the object of his recon rtoissance. FLASHES FROM ATLANTA. r Horn toil’* Liberal Fiasco—Tbe Greenbackera— Mr. Hill’s Agony Almost Over. Atlanta, Ga., August 15—At noon to day three newspaper reporters and three spectators were in the Senate chamber, when Mr. Marcellua E. Thornton, Chairman of the Liberal conference, said to have been held here on July 20th, entered and pro ceeded to the Secretary’s desk, from which he delivered the following statement and then retired In most dignified manner with out passing a word with the reporters: “Gentlemen—As the Chairman making a call for a convention of Liberals here to-day, I will state that owing to arrival of two or three delegates, who will not be here until this afternoon, I announce that the meeting will not take place until this afternoon some time, and that it will be informal. The meeting proper will not, therefore, take place until to morrow. I will, howevet, state tbls. Those who are here have deter mined definitely and conclusively to Issue an address and a platform to the people, and upon it we expect to build up a party.” The three newspaper men and three spec tators held an Informal meeting and decided that the Liberal conference party and con vention are a myth so far as the politics of Georgia are concerned, and that the Chair man of the conference has been badly fooled In his efforts to create a third party. On Thursday the State Greenback Con vention meets here, and while it may have a dozen or two of delegates, it will not be a feather’s weight in the campaign. Senator Hill la now past all communica tion with his family. He is only kept alive by enemas, and may die at any moment. One side of his neck and face are eaten away by the cancer, and his terrible suffer ings are alleviated bv anasthetics. THE STAR ROUTE TRIALS. Argument for tbe Defense Besomed. Washington, August 15. When the Criminal Court met this morning Mr. Car penter,- of counsel for the defense, con tinued his address to the jury. He explain ed briefly the meaning of the term “expedi tion” as applied to the star routers, declar ing that the law provided that, when a route was expedited and the number of men and animals increased, the pay shall be pro rata under contract, and he asserted that It was disingenuous on the part of counsel for the prosecution to pretend that the government should have put on expeditions at a lower rate. It was Insisted that there had been great ex travagance in regard to expedition of routes. Tbe defense bad offered to prove that there has been no extravagance, but the prosecu tiou had objected, and the court had sustain ed the objection. Mr. Carpenter then pro ceeded to take up in detail the routes In re gard to which fraud is charged, assert ing the Importance of expedited service, and attempting to prove that importance by reference to the geographical position and geological formation of territory In which the service was to be performed. This detailed review of the several routes occupied most of the afternoon, and at 3 o’clock court adjourned. Judge Carpenter will conclude his argument to-morrow. An Unprovoked Murder. Little Rock, August 15.—Colonel N. D. Ellis, a prominent planter In Little River county, on the Texas and Indian border, wae brutally murdered by his foreman, named John Martin, on Saturday evening. Ellis remonstrated with him for removing a cattle pen, when Martin shot him dead. The crime caused great excitement, and a large body of men started in pursuit of Martin, who fled to the Nation and could not be found. THE UNITED KINGDOM. A Gala Dag In Dublin—Csiewayo’s Restoration—Mr. Callan Suspended from tbe House of Commons. Dublin, August 15.—The opening of the exhibition and the unveiling of the statue of Daniel O’Connell took place here to-day. The procession of trades was three miles long. Good order and regularity were kept by mounted marshals all along the route. The statue of O’Connell was unveiled by Lord'Mayor Dawson, in the presence of Messrs. Parnell, Dillon, Davitt and Gray, and a crowd estimated at a hundred thou sand. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed. Lord Mayor Dawson,ln accepting the statue for the Irish people, said that their struggle was not over, and their efforts would still be obstructed. They must endeavor to for get the melancholy past, and look for glory in the future in hope that Ireland once a province would again become a nation. London, August 15—Cetewayo had a ong Interview at the Colonial Office to-day with the Earl of Kimberley, it Is believed In connection with his restoration to his throne. Hon. Evelyn Ashley, Under Colonial Sec retary, In the House of Commons this after noon, stated that the government had de termined to consider the possibility of Cete wayo’s partial restoration, with proper safeguards. He said that a portion of Zulu land would be annexed to the Empire. In the House of Commons this evening Mr. Philip Callan, member for Louth, re newed his complaint regarding the putting aside, at the instance of the court, of Roman Catholic jurors, who were empaneled •during the sitting of the special commission at Dublin. Sir Wm. Harcourt, Home Secretary, ac cused Mr. Callan of .abusing the forms of the House by introducing a subject twice on the same evening. He said thia was anotber Instance of the way in which certain Irish members set themselves in hostility to the administration of justice. Mr. Callan then exclaimed repeatedly: “It Is false 1” The Chairman called upon Mr. Callan to withdraw the Imputation, but Instead of doing so he repeated the objectionable state ment. The Chairman thereupon named Mr. Cal lan, andgin motion of Mr. Gladstone he was suspended, the vo’e belDg 58 yeas to 3 nays. The Times this morniDg says: “The Prince of Wales, on account of the condition ot his health, has been urged by medical ad visers to drink the waters at the Agermont baths.” GARLAND THE DUELIST. Further Testimony for tbe Prosecu* tlon. Mehbrrin, Va , August 15.—The second day’s trial of Richard D. Garland, at Lunen burg Court House, for the murder of James Addison, of Baltimore, commenced at 9:30 o’clock this mornlDg. The first witness called was E. T. Orgain, an intimate friend of the murdered man. He testified to know ing of W. W. Boswell’s, the brother-ln law of Garland, calling at Meddebern’s saw mill and Informing Addison that Garland was down the road waiting to eee him, and of Addison’s golDg to meet Gar land, accompanied by witness and John E. Earnes, to the subsequent introduction of Garland and Addleon, and the duel, which followed. Witness etated that he thought Addison’s pistol was fired once, but after being wounded deceased told witness that he fired twice. At this point the pistol was exhibited to the court and jury, when witness said that he examined the pistol after Addison had been shot, and found one barrel empty and the Impression of the hammer of the pistol on four of the cartridges which had failed to explode. After Garland had exhausted the loads in his pistol, he asked Boswell for another, which Boswell handed to him. Addison remarked: “Foul playl my pis tol has refused to fire but once, and I have no other.” Boswell then remarked: “I am satisfied, gentlemen, If you are.” AddtsoD next said: “Well, boys, lam done, for I have been sho’ through the bowels.” Gariand, next replied: “I have been shot through the arm.” At the conclusion of this portion of the testimony, the letters, which caused the duel aud which have already been published, written by .Miss Mamie Hatchett to Garland, and those w itten to Miss Hatchett by Gar land, were read to the court and jury. Pending the reading of the letters the court took a recess. THE LAND LEAGUE. Tbe Philadelphia Branches take Parnell’s Advice. Buffalo, N. Y., August 15.—The follow ing telegram was to-day sent by James Mooney, President ot the National Land League, to Charles Stuart Parnell at London: “Tbe Central Land League Union of Phila delphia has complied with your request and passed a resolution discountenancing any scheme to send men or money to Arabl Pasha.” Tbe New York stock Market. New York, August 15.—Share specula tion opened strong, and % to 2 per cent, higher than it closed yesterday, the latter for Memphis and Charleston. There was a general fractional advance In the early trade, after which prices sold down to \% per cent, Northwestern leading the downward turn. Subsequently Bt. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba sold up 4t% per cent, to 149>£, and the re mainder of the list recovered $£ to per cent., Delaware,Lackawanna and Western, St Paul preferred and Delaware and Hud son being prominent in the advance, but about 11:30 the market receded K to 1 per cent., the latter for Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, while St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba fell off to 145 a 145>£jfrom 149%, rallied to 146 and again sold down to 145. In the early part of the afternoon the market was buoyant, and recorded an ad vance of %to 2% per cent, the latter for St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba. Read ing, Denver and Rio Grande, New Jersey Central, and Northern Pacific preferred were also prominent in the upward movement, while Delaware, Lackawanna and Western sold up 2 per cent, to 149, sold off % per cent., but again advanced IX per cent, to 150. Subsequently the market became heavy Id consequence of higher money rates, and in the later trade recorded a decline, rang ing from X 10 3X Per cent.., St. Paul, Min neapolis and Manitoba, Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western, Northwestern, North ern Pacific preferred, and Denver and Rio Grande being prominent in the decline. In the final dealings St Paul, Minneapo lis and Manitoba recovered 2X per cent., but the market closed generally steady. As compared with the figures at yesterday’s close prices are Irregular. St. Paul, Min neapolis and Manitoba is 3, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western IX, and Alton and Terre Haute IX per cent, higher, and Northwestern is 3X, Wabash preferred 1, and Rochester and Pittsburg 1 per cert, lower. Transactions aggregated 387,000 shares. Weatber inaieations. office Chief Signal Observer, vYxsh ikgton, D. August 15.—Indications for Wednesday: In tbe Bouth Atlantic States, northeast to southeast, winds, local rains, partly cloudy weather, stationary or slight rise in barome ter, no change In temperature. In the Middle Atlantic States, partly cloudy weather and light lo’al rains, south east to southwest winds, stationary or slight fall in temperature, slight changes In ba rometer. In the Gulf States, partly cloudy weather and occasional light rains, southeast to southwest winds, nearly stationary tem perature, stationary or slight rise In ba rometer. In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, light rains and partly cloudy weather, southerly winds shifting to west or northwest, fol lowed at night by rising barometer and stationary or lower temperature. Relieved from Court Martial Duty. Washington, August 15.— General Sher man has relieved Colonel Charles H Smith, of tbe Nineteenth Infantry, from duty as a member of the court martial appointed to try Colonel Joseph H. Taylor. Colonel Smith was relieved at his own request, as he did not wish to leave bis regiment while it was exposed to yellow fever on the Rio Grande. Cotton Futures in New York. New York, August 15 —The Post's cotton market report says: “Future deliveries are quiet, and the leading months 5-100 c. to l-100c. dearer. At third call August sold at 12 87c., September 12 61c., October 1196 c. January 11 80c.” >.■,. ——— Pike’s Toothache Dbofs cure In one minute. BOLD BANK ROBBERY. A DARING CRIME IN ILLINOIS. A Casbler and bis Female Assistant Knocked Senseless and Locked In a Vault—Twenty Thousand Dol lars Carried OE —Tbe Community In Hot Pursuit ol tbe Desperadoes. Kewanee, Ills., August 15.—Yesterday afternoon two men called at the First Nal tlonal Bank In this city and asked permis sion to leave their satchels there a short time. About six o’clock, while the cashier, Mr. Pratt, and Miss Palmer, a lady assistant, were cloeing up the men knocked at the door and asked lor their satchels. Miss Palmer opened the door, when she was seized by the neck by one of the men, who then kicked her nearly Insensible. The other man rushed by her towards the vault, where Pratt was standing, and struck him on the head with a revolver, knocking him senseless. Pratt and Miss Palmer were then forced into the vault. The burglars secured about *20,000, of which *6,000 was gold, and left the town. Miss Palmer and the cashier, after remain ing imprisoned over an hour, succeeded in breaking the lock and releasing themselves. They are both badly injured. Parties are scouring the country in every direction, but without result up to midnight. The bank robbers were seen this morning near Mineral, Illinois. Parties were in hot pursuit with every prospect of arresting both men before night. Over three hun dred men are scouting in every direction. Mr. Pratt and Miss Palmer are in a bad con dition to-diy. Miss Palmer is badly bruised, and is feverish and prostrated from excite ment. The business houses and shops are all closed, the owners joining in the chase. THE TURF. Yesterday’s Rscea at Saratoga, Mon raoutb Park aud Hrlgbtou Beacb. Saratoga, August 15.—At the race course to-day the attendance was excellent, the track slow and the betting animated. The first race, for *4OO, three-quarters of a mile, Boot Jack won, Wapakonlta second, Capias third. Time 1:18. The second race, the Clarendon Hotel stakes, for Aides three years old, $25 en trance, with *BOO added by the proprietors of the Clarendon Hotel, one and one-quarter miles, Francesca won, Square Dance second, Pinafore third. Time 2:14. The third race, for *6OO, one mile and five hundred and fifty yards, Warfield won, Gene ral Monroe second, Ada Glenn third. Time 2:14X. The fourth race, a free handicap steeple chase, for *6OO, entrance free, about two nette second, Rose third. Time s:2*X and a quarter miles, Post Guard won, An- Monmouth Park, N. J., August 15. This was the third day of the second sum mer meeting of the Monmouth Park Asso ciation. The weather was very pleasant, the attendance light and the track In excel lent condition. The first race, for maidens of all ages, Miss Lumley w and, Gussie M. and Vlrgilette beaten off. Time 1:48. Tbe second race, the Criterion stakes, for two-year olds, Fairfield won, Nimrod second, Inconstant third. Time 1:17X. The third race, for yearlings of 1880, one and one-half miles, Harry Gilmor won, Wyoming second, Tom Plunkett thitd. Time 2:44X- The fourth race, a handicap sweepstakes, one and one-quarter miles, Mary Anderson wod. Parole second, Hotspur third. Time 2:14X. Tne fifth race, a match, the winner to be sold at auction, one and one-eighth miles, Yorkshire won. Time 2:Q2X The sixth rac-, a steeple chase over the full course, Ike Bonham won, Bernardlne second. Time not taken. New York, August 15.—The first race, at Brightou Deach, seven-eighths of a mile, Clarissima won, Blush Rose second, Jim Mc- Gowau third. Time 1:31X- Tbe second race, one mile, Monk won, Bill Bird second, Tug Wilson third. Time 1:45. The third race, seven eighths of a mile, Bouncer won, Lute Fogle second, Jesse James third. Time 1:32. - The fourth race, for all ages, one and a quarter miles, Babcock won, Aleck Ament second, Rob Roy third. Time 2.-11 - Tbe fifth race, a steeplechase, Kitty Clark wod. Falcon Bridge second, Oscar Wilde third. Time 2:43. .Spencer and the Star Routers. Washington Special, 9th. The failure of ex-Benator Spencer, of Alabama, to appear as a witness In the star route trial is likely to cause that ’gentle man some Inconvenience. Mr. Spencer' came into this case early as a volunteer to assist the ffovernment in exposing the pecu liar methods practiced in connection with the star service by certain ‘postal officials, and he rendered valuable aid in tbis direc tion. Mr. Spencer has sustained intimate personal relations with some of the defend ants, and in consequence of these relations he became, without effort on his part, ac quainted with transactions that are alleged io have occurred between Brady and Dorsey. Spencer alleging that in one Instance he saw several one thousand dollar bills trans ferred from Dorsey to Brady. Mr. Spencer, within the past year, has frequently, and to many persons, related these stories, and to the counsel for the government among others. He agreed to testify to their truthfulness, but could not be found when wanted. About one month ago Mr. Spencer was appointed by the Presi dent to be director of the Pacific railroads, and In view of his singular conduct counsel for the government to-dav united iu a com munication to Attorney General Brewster directing attention to Spencer’s treatment of the government, and asking that the attention of the President be called to it. The Attorney General, after placing on the communication a strong indorsement, sent it directly to the President Inviting Im mediate attention to the matter. It Is likely that Mr. Spencer, whom no efforts on the part of the government counsel on the star route trial could find, will be succeeded in the directorship of the Pacific railroads by a gentleman who will not be so hard to find when Wanted by the government for any purpose. No New American Cardinal. A report has been published extensively throughout the country to the eflect that the Rev. Dr. Patrick A. Feenan, Runan Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, II!., was to be raised to the dignity of a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. at the next Consistory In Rome. The report is pronounced by James 8. McMaster, editor of the New York Free man's Journal , as entirely untrue, aDd as having no foundation whatever. It fs diffi cult to trace the source from which such ajreport originated; but Mr. McMaster, who is considered a good authority on such mat ters, attributes It to “some wag in Rome.” In the issue of his paper for August 5, he says: “To obviate the necessity of arguing all the reasons for which what Is not ought to be true, and the other reasons for why It could not be true, It may perhaps be sufficient to state one little fact. There is not one atom of truth in the story, and no shadow of officious rumor from which, as a dream, the canard could have been set flying abroad.” It Is not thought likely that any new American Cardinal will be created for the present; and when one Is appointed, the honor will probably be con ferred upon Baltimore |or somaj oth-r Archieplscopal See which is older than that of Chicago. The latter was made an Archdiocese less than two years ago, while the neighboritg See of St. Louis enjoyed the dignity in 1847 thirty-five years ago. Baltimore became an Archdiocese In 1789—nearly a century ago— and her Archbishop is now the Primate of the Catholic Church In the United States. Base Ball Yesterday^ Cincinnati —Clnclnnatls lO.Baltimores 1. New York—Metropolitans 7,Clevelands 4. St. Louis—Athletics 3, St. Louis L Reading—Actives 6, Atlantics of Can ada 0. How Mahonb Saves Trouble —We republish from the Richmond State the printed blank file which Mahone uses in asking appointments of Virginia Post masters. Here it is in exact form : [Form No. 5.] File No.—. Petition Washington, D. C., , 188—. General —Please appoint Post master at , in the county of , Virginia. This at the request oi those interested in the office, and for the good of the ser vice, as I am advised and believe. Yours truly, Wm. Mahone. Oen. Frank Hatton, First Assistant Post master General, Department. On tbe back of tbis peculiar document is printed the following : General Mahone. -r-,1883. Recommends the appointment of for Postmaster at , county, Va. ESTABLISHED 1850. OLR JACKSONVILLE LETTER. The Radicals and Thair Prlmarlea —How They Manage Them—Thair Approaching Conrantlon-Trouble Expected—No Walk-Over for Bis bee—Georgia Railroad Man—Col. H. S. Haines—Hot Weather—Flor ida’s Boom and Harvest—Bit bee Writes a Letter—He Blunders as Csotl—His Opinion of Democrats. Jjlcksonulue, Fla., August 14— Last week the Republican primaries were held in this county, several of them, as usual, attended with disorder and confusion. Contrary to the ordinary practice, however, the contesting del egations did not present themselves for admis sion to the county convention, knowing from past experience tbe folly and uselessness of such a proceeding, but held a bolting conven tion on tbe day appointed by the Executive Committee, and elected a full list of delegatee, who will present their credentials to the dis trict convention. It is in this body that the light will be made, and the premonitory signs Indicate that it will be lively and interesting. The anti Bisbee men are well officered, prudent and determined, and in their ranks are to be found many of the staunchest Republican veterans, who are thoroughly disgusted with tbe bossism of Bis bee, and who open'y declare their intention of opposing his pretensions to the utmost. This faction is working efficiently and industriously, and receives new recruits daily. It is quite plain now that Colonel Bisbee is not to have a walk over on the District Conven tion course, and that although he may win there, as he doubtless will, that the remainder of the campaign will be rough and rugged. Avowed enemies without and secret roes within his citadel, will render the situation anything but pleasant. The delegation from Alachua are instructed to support Gen. Walls, and the slate of the United States Land Office in Gainesville has been smashed to atoms. Marion will probably also send up a contesting delegation, as will several other counties. Should these be rejected by the district con vention, the outlook now is that they will either nominate an independent candidate, or align themselves with the Democrats. Money, however, has a potent influence with the Republican masses here, and as a goodly portion of Hubbell’s voluntary contributions will find its way in this direction, many of the malcontents may be brought to reason. Col. Bisbee will be here in person shortly, and will attempt to disentangle the knotted skein, and gather as many threads as possible into his keeping. Since the last campaign the Republicans have lost the services of the Chairman ot the Executive Committee, Gen. Jenkins, who pos sessed both boldness and ability. They will scarcely find one, of his capacity, to fill the va cancy. The disaffection among the white Re publicans of the co servative stripe is very general, and will assert itself quietly at the November election. These men belong to that quiet, unobtrusive class who do not believe in open resistance, but who have faith in the in fluence of the ballot, and who will use it most effectively when the proper time arrives. Colonel Bisbee understands this- and has shown it to be his purpose to lean upon his black allies, letting bis former white support ers understand that they must yield to his will or get on the outside of the party. This string has several times been stretched to its utmost tension on previous occasions, but it has given way this time, and the ends will never again be spliced to haul the "boss” into power. The Republican county convention was very quiet and otderly, when compared with former sanhedrims. The Bisbee manipulators had perfected all their plans, and the machine worked with the ease and smoothness of a well-oiled engine. The whole affair was a nice game of “follow your leader,” and the tactics of the drill sergeants were obeyed to the letter. It was peaceful, owing to the fact that all tbe disturbing elements had been rigidly excluded. The “bolters,” however, have prepared their mine, laid the train, and will apply the match on the 33d instant, when a grand explosion may be expected. We had a visit last week from several of the high officials of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad and the various branches of the system. They were on a general tour of inspection, and were most comfortably domi ciled in the elegant traveling car of Colonel H . Haines. Colonel Haines has systematized the vast interests under his charge in such a manner as to have them completely under his control, and although the responsibility is con stantly increasing, his clear he<d and excel lent physique are fully equal to the burden im posed The great results that have been ac complished by the extensive tine under hie management are very greatly due to his supe ror ability, sound judgment and indomitable perseverance. His business qualities are ad mirable, and his foresight and discretion have been attested by tbe marked success that has attended his operations. The sudden and unexpected death of Colonel Wadley. another of Georgia’s great railroad magnates, was a matter of sincere regret to many in Florida. He was recognized here as a man of great mental power, and of much per sonal worth, and the loss of suoh an intellect is always to be deplored. We are prepared at any moment to receive the announcement of the departure of your great Senator. Mr Hill faces his inevitable fate with the calmness and faith of a Christian and the courage of a Spartan, and Georgia’s loss will be felt in every portion of the com mon country. The orange tree is wonderful in its produc tive qualities. In tint county can now be seen upon the game tree, buds, blossoms, fruit varying in size from a hazelnut to globes nine inches in circumference. Aside from its value in the way of fruit the tree is very ornamental in appearance. Green and gold form a rich and attractive combination, and this union of colors is blended most admirably in the glossy foliage and golden globes of the orange tree ’ The flr?t really oppressive weather of the present summer, has been experienced during the past week, and complaints of the heat have been loud and general. They would have been well founded also, had the temperature of the nights corresponded to those of the days. But it is almost invariably the case that you can rely with certainty upon obtaining sound and refreshing sleep that braces up the exhausted system and prepares it for the la bors of the following day. This is a great boon and blessing, and one that is fully appreciated We are drawing very largely on your State for peaches, our crop of that fruit having proved an absolute failure. There has hardly been sufficient raised In Florida to make an old fashioned pot pie Four or five hundred crates are daily received In this city, and consumed here and up the river. It is our intention to have that money back, with compound inter est. when the oranges ripen. Florida ought to be in excellent financial condition this winter. The large crops of cot ton and corn in Middle Florida should extri cate the planters from debt, and enable them forever to dispense with the pernicious “credit system” of running their farms, heretofore so prevalent. When they can again carry on business upon the cash plan they will again thrive and realize “the glorious privilege of being independent.” If to a change in this respect they will put a few of their broad acres into Irish potatoes and cabbages, and diminish the area in cotton, they will begin to see the das ning of their day of redemption. Two new steamers, the Fanny Dugan and the Big Sunflower, arrived last week They will ply upon the river, and are admirably adapted for that purpose. Two others are on the stocks in Northern shipyards and will be launched shortly. This shows the increase of business on the tit. John’s. Col. Bisbee has again t een so unfortunately indiscreet as to puolish a letter. The document was addressed to the Florida Union, and was designed as an answer to a question from that paper, asking the opinion ot tbe legal fraterni ty if under the facts os given, he could pro perly be considered a citizen of this State. The Colonel has never been a success as a ietter writer, and his compositions in this branch of literature will scarcely be adopted as models in those very valuable books known as the “Com plete better Writers.” He is apt to lose his temper, and to Indulge in remarks that often damage his prospects. His language is more harsh and violent than is warranted by the article in question, and has given rise to the opinion that one of his tendered corns has been badly mashed. Persons are usually super-sen sitive when attacked upon a subject which has a goodly foundation. For Colonel Bis bee’s information, lam per mitted to state that the extract from the New York City Directory that read as follows: “Bisbee, Horatio, Jr., h. 38 East Sixty-third street,” was furnished to the Union by a prominent member of his own party, coupled with the request that the question that has made him so angry should be asked through its columns. Now, if Republicans entertain doubts as to his status as a citizen, surely Democrats may be excused for desiring to be enlightened. He does not deny the assertions made in the Union, but says that the entry in the directory “is not there by my direc ion or consent/’ For the benefit of the Florida Democrats, and to show them his or inion of them, I beg you to publish the following extract The ‘Bour bon editors” will doubties-i give the matter the attention it r* quires: “You know very well where my citizenshin is. Two years ago, pending a political oan vass, you falsely asserted in the Union that I had moved to New York, and you were in formed by a letter from me, which I think you published, tha’ I had neither changed my resi dence nor contemplated doing so. Since that date few business men in Jacksonville have been in Florida more days than I have, except when absent attending to public duties. The repetition of this falsehood, just at this time was for the purpose of injuring me politically' and the public will so understand U. Wben my children return to Florida (in a few years, with cultivated minds, and robust bodies, and their mother with restored health, you and your politically proecriptive horde will why they have been absent urbon Democracy is not then dead, they will certainly assist in killing It. The Demo cratic Convention of the Second district, fol lowing your cue, adopted a resolution, a part of which reads as follows: “And seating in his stead a man who was not elected, and whose citizenship in this State is a matter of grave doubt.” I was aware that the Democrat ic party was bankrupt in principle ana charac ter, but I did not know before that it was so lost in self respect, and so barren in inventive genius as to fabricate so wicked a falsehood as this for a campaign issue. J regard tht. n d all fair minded men will regard ic, as a coward ly and contemptible act towards a political opponent on the part of a body’ of claiming to be gentlemen. It evinces a narti saa spirit that unfits its authors and approvers for public station In a free oountry ••fty plus inship to Florida dates from the 33d day of January. 1565, and I have been a citisen of the. Second Congressional district longer than General Flnle^theMvmeof whose change of residence from West to Bast might be interesting to your readers. a familiar illustration, this senshlp, just prior to the meeting of a Republi can convention, Is the last kick of a dying J**^** 8 - I h tve to adl that whoever asserts or Intimates that I have changed my residence, 1 contemplated doing so, does so r in flioting political Injury, and Is guilty of giving currency to a falsehood. “H. Busks, Ja.” You will see from the above that the ap proaching campaign promise# to develop con siderable feeling and spirit. In spite of Colonel Bisbee’s wrath, in spite of HubbeU's purse, to spite of all the efforts of the Republicans, General Finley will be eieoted from the Second district by an Increased ma jority. W. H. B. BRIEFNEWS SUMMARY. Hon. Nathaniel Llttlefleld died at Bridge ton, Me., last night, aged 7a. He was a Representative in Congress for two terms. Prof. William Stanley Jeveons, the Eng lish philosopher and Professor *of Political Economy, was drowned while bathing at Bexhill recently. The Treasury Department at Washington has been officially notified that an Interna tional Expoeition will be held in Rome, Italy, in ia& and I3BK. The first wife beater to be lashed under the late act of the Maryland Legislature Is David Gardner, colored, of Baltimore, who will in a few days receive thirty lashes. The loss by the fire at Grant City, Mo., on Monday Is estimated at from $50,000 to $75,- 000. The Insurance Is unknown. The fire is thought to have been caused by incendia ries. Honolulu Is to be lighted by “electric towers” and several street railways are pro jected there. A cable will soon be laid to connect the city with the various Hawaiian Islands. Charles T. O. Femally, of Rockingham county, was yesterday nominated for Con gress by the Democratic Convention of the Seventh Virginia district. Only one ballet was taken. The Republican District Convention yes terday at Hazlehurst, Mississippi, nominated James Htll as Its Congressional candidate. Mr. H 11 Is at present Internal Revenue Col lector for the State. Hon. G. W. Hewitt has been renominated as the Democratic candidate for Congress from the Sixth Alabam i district. The nomi nation was made on the 57ttth ballot, the two-thirds rule prevailing. During a fight between John Metzger and his drunken wife, at Columbus, Ohio, Chas. Wagner, aged 17 years, a stepson, took his mother’s part, ana killed his father instant ly by stabbing him in the heart with a pen knife. At a meeting of the Central Union of the Irish Land League in Philadelphia, M. L. J. Galfiiu explained, in a communication, that he had been misrepresented in regard to the motion be had made at a previous meeting relative to aiding Arabl Bey. The Bill Mall Oaxette says it Is informed that there is good reason to believe that troubles of the most serious kind have broken out in Corea, the relations of which with Japan are not altogether friendly. There Is also a very powerful party in Corea strongly opposed to the recently concluded treaties with the United States and England. What Congress Did. Cincinnati Commercial (Republican). “Congress has- again adjourned with out passing a law providing for counting the Presidential vote; “Or a law to provide for the Presiden tial succession; “Or a lfiw declaring when and how the ‘inability’ of the President is to be ascertained snd declared; “Or a general bankrupt law; “Or a law to reduce internal revenue taxation; “Or a law to return to Japan the money that has been so long withheld; “Or a bill—but why not stop here?”—- Chicago Journal. Because you don’t tell what it did pass. It passed the hundred million pension grab and the harbor and river haul, and nearly every other grab proposed on the Treasury, and so increased expendi tures for the year by seventy million of dollars. It was not organized to pass laws regulating the Presidential succes sion, or to reduce the internal revenue, or to provide for bankruptcy. It was organized as a Great Grab Congress, and fulfilled its mission largely. Weight of a Million Dollars. Mr. E. B. 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