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ESTABLISHED 1830. > .1. If. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor. ) GEORGIA AND FLORIDA. THE NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOI.D IN PARAGRAPHS. Boy Browned in a daily Near Ameri ca*—A Church Floor Gives Way at Macon Beneath a Crowd of Xegroes- Sotne Brand Jury Recommendation*. GEORGIA. Jesup in to liave a liras* band. The new city directory credits Augusta \ with a population 0nt0,37 1 . Ed. Ilawae, the Waynesboro murderer of five children, nearly escaped from jail a night | or two ago. The oat erop is heading out rapidly in Scriven county and bids fair to he a* tine a* it | was two years ago. Five negroes have been arrested at I.ula and carried to the Gainesv illc jail for robbing ; freigiit ears at Lula. The triplet - that were liorn to the wife of 1 Mr. Field* Martin, near Flowery Branch, a short time ago arc dead. John Roger*, once one of the most promi- i nent residents of Atlanta, died in the Fulton I county poor house Friday. superior < ourt will convene in Sylvania j two week- from to-morrow. About thirty- J five suit* have been brought. There ha* been a good deal of pneumonia j this *pritig in the country around Athens, and i the disease has been very fatal in its effects. B. B. < . Nunnallv is a candidate for the i office of Sheriff of scriver. county. He served one term as Clerk of the Superior Court of I the county. Over 125 citizen* having petitioned Br. E.l>. j Pittman to lie a senatorial candidate from the Thirty-seventh district, he has Consented I to the use of his name. Three mule* owned by Messrs. Hunter ft Nunnallv of Sylvania recently died under i ctrcm*tatice* which point to poisoning by j some enemy. The animals cost S6OO. The Telfair grand jury recommends the ! building of anew jail, to cost not more than I $3,000. A dozen spittoons are also regarded a.* nece**ary for the use of the grand jury. Flovd connty’sdog law will not increase the I ounty's revenues to any great extent. There ! is certainly not less than 12,000 dogs in the | countv, and not 100 have been returned for i taxes. Meriwether T "indicator'. “Spring oats—the ! cold weather killed the earlier sown—are : looking well. With good seasons the crop will In* an average one. Reports from the wheat I are not *o encouraging. Peaches are abund- 1 ant.” Caleb Henderson wa* put on trial at Me- j Donoitgh Friday for the murder of Jeff Mosely, I which o. cerred at stockbridge in August or Septemtier, I**3. The trial occupied the en- ! tire day. and finally resulted in a verdict of 1 acquittal. A child of John R. Bodd, of Summerville, while playing round the lire where its mother j was cooking, fell with its hand in a skillet of l hot lard. The skin and tlesh arc sloughing i off. It i* probable that the hand will have to j he amputated. Near <.n etibusli, last Sunday morning. Geo. ; It. McWilliams, merchant, aged 05, stepped ; out of the house. He stayed out some time, and was found dead in the yard. There were j no marks of violence. He had had neuralgia for several days. A member of the Board of County Commis- | sioner* of Meriwether, who has looked into i the matter, estimates the cost to the county ! of the *diiitt!c--Turner case as $5,000. This is I more than the entire revenue received bv the 1 county for whisky licenses in twenty years. Walton .YVir*: “Twenty years ago asimilar homicide to the Gunn affair took place in Bun- j combe district, iu this county. John McCurdy, : Sr., had married a woman contrary to the I wishes of his son, John McCurdy, Jr. The i father killed the son to prevent the son from ■ killing him.” Oglethorpe Echo: “An old lady in this conn- j ty nas a five that is thoroughly addicted to the habit of rubbing snuff. After each meal \ a handful of snuff has to he given him or he I will almost go crazv. When his mistress is away from home he has to Tie given tobacco, | which lie seems to relish as a substitute.” In Henry county the Treasurer has $ 2,917 cash * on hand. The county jail is pronounced tin- ; safe. The jury recommend and request that their next 'representative cause a law to be passed by the Legislature forbidding all traf fic in seed cotton in Henry countv from the I lotli of August to the 15th of December. Mi*- Lillian Sherwood and Mr. A. B. tjuin- ' ker were married al Macon on Thurs day last. Mr. tjuinker is one of the most enterprising business men in the Central City, and he and his bride will be followed in their matrimonial career by the best wisnes of a wide circle of acquaint- ; tiiwes throughout Georgia and Florida. Athens/> inner: “Major Cobb tells us that not one dollar of the $5,000 given for repairs to the University buildings has been as yet expended. Tib* work has been delayed until ; next summer, during vacation, when it is pro posed to add SI,OOO to the sum, and have the eh a pel overhauled and modernized. The roof will he raised and a handsome front pat in.” j Ilawkinsvilie Dispatch: “The wool season I opened in Ilawkinsvilie last year at about 2f> j cents per pound, the market fluctuating con- 1 sidcrablv. The clipping season will again open soon, but prices are not yet quoted, j From the best information we can obtain the j markets will open at lower figures than last i year, but as the season advances prices may | also advance.” The ( hatrittiinship of the Democratic Exec- ' utile Uomniitteeof the Eighth < 1 i-*trii-t having been made vacant by the death of the late ! Gen. D. M. Dußose, and no successor having j lieen elected, a meeting of the committee is to he held in the city of Athens on Wednesday, May It. to select the time and place for hold- I mg' the t ’ongressional convention, and the ! transaction of other business that may come ; before them. Monroe Advertiser : “Mr. Jtarling A. Ben nett. of Company D, Forty-fifth Georgia Regi ment, was severely wounded at the battle of j i hancellorsvitle, on the 3d of May, 1863; was j captured, and. not being heard from, was sup posed to tie dead. A letter from his Captain, i Judge T. O. Jacob, informs us that Mr. Ben- | nett is still living, and that his home is Tap- j pahannoek, Essex county, Va. When he en- j listed his home was near High Falls, in Mon- j roe county.” Culloden correspondence News, May 1: “J. G. Calbert, an aged and wealthy citizen of Crawford county, died last night. He was the father of Dr. ( albert, ot The Rock, Upson j countv. and Mr*. C. B. Collins.of Macon We art having our first spring weather to-day. ! The voting cotton plant is dying out as it i comes up—effects of the cool nights and wash- ! ing rains. The small grain erop is looking ] w ell. Corn is small for the season, but looking i well." A scene that is seldom connected with | church affairs took place Friday night at j Friendship Colored Baptist Church, a negro j church near the Macon and Brunswick Kail- i road in Macon. After Parson Eli Smith had 1 exhorted to his heart’s content, his congrcga- ! tion began the most uproarious shunting. The ] scene became a pandemonium and when at its ! wildest the flooring suddenly gave way, pre- i cipitating the eongregat on to the ground lie- j low. Everything was a jumble for a few min- | utes, but fortunately no one was hurt. The i negroes claim the Lord was instrumental in i the cause and the affair has created much ex- ] citemcnt among them. Americas Recorder: “On Sunday evening j !a*l. a 17-year-old lad named Darby, necom- 1 panied by two younger lioys named Cham- I bliss, w ere walking through'a plantation four > miles atiove Lumpkin, in Stewart countv, 1 when thev came to a gully in which was quite j a large Stole of water made by the recent ! heavy rains. Seeing a snake in the water the i buvs began throwing sticks and rocks at it, j su'd n* young Darby stood near the water’s ; edge the bank gave way beneath him and he j fell into the water, which proved to be several i feet deep. He could not swim, and in at- ] tempting to save him one of the Chambliss boys also fell in. but was rescued by his j brother. Darby struggled to get out but in ] vain, and soon succumbed, drowning in sight of his young friends, who were unable to res cue him.” The jury in the case of George K. Dorsev ! against the Vngusta amt Summerville Rail'- j road, on trial at Augusta, for $15,000 damages, brought in a verdict of $6,50) for the plaintiff. ' On the 13th of October, 1877, George B. Dor soy, -who was flagman of the Augusta and Summerville Railroad, while shifting cars ! near the lumber vard of Thompson & Hein- i del, ami while standing on the pilot of the I engine fell therefrom and was run over by the engine, which crushed his left leg so that it had to be amputated below the knee; and j also injured his right leg. He brought suit I against the company for $15,000, alleging that j his injury was caused by the negligence of tlpj I engineer in moving the engine and by the de fective machinery of the engine, in the shape ' of a drag bar. The defendant denied its lia- ■ bility, alleging that Mr. Horsey was guilty of ' negligence in uncoupling the"car while the 1 train was in motion, and that he had received instructions not to get on or off the engine while it was in motion. I-awrenceville Herald'. “There was pub lished in I-awrenceville, Is'fore the war, a paper called the .Vhm. In ISO 2 the proprietor. Col. J. K. Simmons, now of Atlanta, enlisted for service in the Confederate army, and as a soldier did not have much use for a printing press and type, he left the office here in charge of Judge Terrell, who, on the approach of the 1 ankees. removed it out to his home in the | country, and the type and material were hid j out in the fields for safety. After the war it j was gathered up and sold to a Cartersville ! paper, but it seems that all of it was I not found. Last week Tom Ethridge was j burning off an old field and a stump caught 1 tire, and as it warmed up Tom's eyes glisten ed with anew light as he saw a stream of melted silver, as he supposed, pouring out on one side, while a hasty glance inside present ed great bars of gold lying temptingly in the hollow. He hastily put out the tire and got ready to take charge of his find. Rut the sil ver turned out to be old type that had carried the news of the great secession movement and the opening guns of the great war between the States, while the glittering gold was sim ply brass rules used in a printing establish ment.” FLORIDA. The new hotel at Tampa is nearly finished. "'ork on zhe Tavares ice factory is progress ing. Jose Itecio, a Cuban, has )>een convicted of murder in the first degree at Key West. It is rumored at Key West that a contract has been given out for the erection of forty tenement houses in the suburbs. The Santa Fe Canal Company, after an out lay of $70,000 or s*o,ooo without a sufficient re turn. has decided to cease operations. It is almo-t impossible to take fish with a net from Indian river, as the shanks attack the nets, when filled with fish, and tear them to pieces. No freights are now received by the S. and I. Railroad for landings on the south side of Lake Jesup, and after May 1 the train ser vice on that road will he only tri-weekly. The Alabama has been withdrawn from the Cedar Key line to Tampa and laid up. The Lizzie Henderson takes her place and the Cochran replaces the Lizzie on the Key West line. A colored railroad hand named Manuel Ilall went to sleep beside the railroad track near Rosewood last week and was aroused bv the approaching belated night passenger train. He threw his left hand across the track in time to have it cut off by the cars, and was otherwise considerably bruised. At Lake do Funiak. on the 4th of .July, there will lc a celebration by the Scotch Presby terian Pilgrim Fathers, of Florida, who emi grated to Walton county 01 years ago. At the same time Hon. C. C.' Baufill, of Lake de Funiak. will dedicate a library building, pre sented by Col. F. de Funiak, of Louisville. A post office has been established at a point ten miles south of Sarasota, on Little Sara sota bay, under the name of Osprey, and Jnhn G. Webb lias lieen appointed Post master. The mail route lias been extended to that place, the mail being carried by Mr. Clark, of Manatee, on Mondays and Tuesdays. AT THE STATE CAPITAL. The Grants Sell Out Their Convict Bu siness—A Street Car Burned Atlanta, May s.—This morning about 4 o’clock the new street car, the property of the Metropolitan Street Car Company, valued at SI,OOO and insured for that amount, was burned while standing on the track at the terminus. The watch man had gone away leaving the lights burning, and the presumption is that one of the lamps exploded, setting the car on fire. * A few days’ago, John T. and William D. Grant sold out their convict interests to B. <}. Lockett & Cos., Senator Joseph E. Brown and T. F. James, a former partner of the Grants. The convicts, about 300 in all, are now being divided among the purchasers, and those about Atlanta were disposed of yesterday upon the plan of division. Forty of them lelt this morning for the Dade county coal mines. The same number were sent to Lockett A Co.’s brickyard on the Chatta hoochee river, leaving Mr. James in pos session of a third. The other convicts, now at work at Old Town and on turpen tine farms in South Georgia, will be di vided the coming week. The only object of the Grants in selling is that they desire to get out of the business. Joseph Nichols and Tom Oawthorne, two white men. were arrested yes terday at the instance of a ne gro man named Barton upon a charge of selling without a license. This morning when the case was called in Police Court the evidence showed that Nichols and Cawthorne were selling to green and ignorant negroes small pack ages of brick dust and sand, claiming that the contents of the package was in sect poison. The discovery of the fraud being perpetrated led Judge' Anderson to instruct the police officers to indict Caw thorne and Nichols upon a charge of cheating and swindling. They will an swer this charge in the City Court. The fair of the Gate City Guards closed after running two weeks.' The estimated amount raised by the fair is $5,000, which will pay off a portion of the debt on the new armory. THE “STATE OF FLORIDA” LOST. Dispatches Which Confirm the Fears That She lias Been Lost. New York, May 3.—Austin, Baldwin & Cos., agents here of the State Line Steam ship Company, this morning received a dispatch from Glasgow, showing beyond doubt that tlie steamer “Stateot Florida,” which left New Y'ork for Glasgow on the 12th of April, met with a disaster on her voyage and was lost. The dispatch to Baldwin ft Cos. is as follows; “The steamer Deven, which left New York April 18 for Bristol, picked up on April 27 two lifeboats of the State of Florida without occupants or gear. A sailing vessel bound west signaled the steamer Rome on April 23, in latitude 40 degrees and longitude 42 degrees, that she had the shipwrecked crew of the State line steamer on board. The City of Rome arrived at Liverpool on the 27th from New York.” The State of Florida was of 4,000 tons burden and was built at Glasgow in 1879. She was 371 feet long, thirty-eight feet beam and twenty-eight feet depth of hold and was bark rigged. New Y'ork, May 3.—The Express says that when tne State of Florida had left this port a rumor was given currency that several of O’Donovan Rossa’s agents were on board yvith dynamite, and that detectives were awaiting fhe arrival of the steamer at Glasgow to arrest the men. This news was confirmed by cable from England. When the vessel became over due Rossa was interviewed, but said that he knew nothing of the men who were re ported to be on board. THE SIGNALS. London, May 3.—The City of Rome makes the following statements in re gard to the signals of the sailing vessel which she spoke April 23: The first sig nal was “ship-wrecked crew,” then fol lowed two other signals, the first of which was supposed to be “State” and presumed to refer to the State of Florida. A DYNAMITE THEORY. Glasgow, May 3.—The manager of the State Line believes that there was an ac cidental explosion of dynamite on board the State of Florida. It'is believed that dynamiters were among the passengers oh the vessel. The Captain of the Devon reports that she picked up the two life boats of the State of Florida Sunday evening in lati tude 47 degs. 25 mins, and longitude 34 (legs. 10 mins. He says he feels certain that the occupants were taken off by a passing vessel. THE WAYCROSS CONFERENCE. Proceedings of the Third Day—To-Day’s Religious Exercises. Darien, Ga., May 3.— At the Wayeross District Conference to-day, the morning session was consumed in electing two more delegates to the Annual Conference, and two alternates, in hearing the reports of the Com mittee on Sunday Schools and of the Committee on the Spiritual Condition of the Church, and in hearing the claims of Wesleyan Female College and Emory College urged. The claims of the former were presented by Dr. W. H. Potter, and those of the latter by Dr. Potter, Rev. S. B. Tayne, and G. S. Roach. The remain ing sermon was an exhaustive statement of the missionary cause by Dr. Potter. The delegates elected to the Annual Con ference are Rev. A. Clark of Jes up, and T. B. Blount of Darien, and the alternates, Rev. J. E. Shepherd of Hiuesville and G. S. Roach of Way cross. In the afternoon the conference received the reports of the Committee on Finances and of the Committee on Mis sions. A resolution of thanks to the citi zens of Darien for hospitalities, to the Presbyterian Church for the use of their house of worship, and to the railroads for reduced fares, was passed. The other committees made their reports, during the discussion of which the conference ad journed till Monday morning. Services will be' held to-morrow in the Methodist and Presbyterian churches, and a Sunday school mass meeting in the Methodist church in the afternoon". Bishop Wm. H. Gross arrived this even ing and will preach at the Ridge to-mor row morning. Don’t lue Liniments or Ointments. One Benson's Capcine Porous Plaster is better than all the greasy compounds you can carry. 25 cents. j INFLUX OF THE PIG-TAILS. | THE HOUSE ADOPTS THE BILL AFTER DEBATE. j Mr. Bice or Massachusetts Delivers a Long but Fnavailing Harangue Against tlie Measure Under Consider ation—The Decisive Vote 184 Ayes to 13 Nays. Washington, May 3.—ln the House to-day, on motion of 3lr. Morrison, the order for an evening session to-night was vacated. The House then on motion of Mr. Lamb, of Indiana, at 11:15 o’clock went into committee of the whole (with Mr. Cox, of New York, in the chair) ou the bill amending the Chinese immigra tion act. Mr. Henley, of California, spoke in support of the bill, which lie said was the joint pro duct of the delegations from California, Ore gon, Nevada, Arizona and Washington Terri tory. Never had a measure received an in dorsement more nearly unanimous or more profound in its earnestness than had this bill received from the people of the Pacific coast. While it might be assailed on the ground that in some way it was hostile to the doctrine of the universal fatherhood of God and the broth erhood of man—while it might be criticized by those who had not studied its subject mat ter—there was this fact connected with it, .that the people inhabiting a tract of country sufficient for an empire came with practical unanimity and demanded the enactment of this measure. Mr. George, of Oregon, supported Mr. Hen lev in advocacy of the hill. Mr. Rice, of Massachusetts, opposed the bill. It was asserted that the measure was in the interest of lalior; that it was demanded by 1.500,000 suffering citizens of the Pacific coast, and that unless it were passed the Chinese invasion would be complete. He maintained that it was not demanded bv the inhabitants of the Pacific coast, lie under took to say that it addod no single barrier whatsoever to the incoming of Chinese. It was only clap-trap and surplusage from be ginning to end. The original act had done its work, and anything further was unnecessary. Since its passage up to January 15 last, 17,000 Chinese had departed from our shores for their homes, and only 3,415 had returned. Mr. Rice said that the original act provided that those Chinese wljo had settled in this country before tlie passage of tlie law had ac quired the right to go home and then return, and of 5,415 not more than 500 or 000 hart come hack to this country de novo. Was not that a pretty thorough working of the treaty? He suggested, and strengthened his suggestion by quotations from the Argonaut, that this agi tation was started because white labor voted and yellow lalior did not. He ridiculed the bill as being twelve panes of wasted ink and paper, and, as an example of the puerile provisions of the measure, he quoted the first amendment suggested to the law. forbidding Chinese labor to enter into the United States. The amendment proposed to add the words “from any foreign port or place,” truly an important amendment. Pro ceeding in the same manner to criticise the various changes proposed “by the combined genius of the Pacific coast delegations,” he asserted that they were absolutely unneces sary. Referring to some remark of Mr. Hen leys relative to the religion of the Chinese, he quoted from a letter writ ten to lnm by a Chinese merchant j inclosing a subscription of S3OO for the Gar- I field Memorial Hospital fund. He praved his i California friends to amend tlie act by pro- | viding that instead of passports, men who had t subscribed to toe Garfield Memorial fund should present tlieir receipts for not less than SSOO before they were permitted to come to this country to view the hospital they had helped to build. Who showed the best, the Disciples of Confucius a ho, 450 years betore the Christian era, had declared “Do not do to others that which you would not wish them to do to you;” or those who wear the sign of I Jesus of Nazareth, though lie feared that they did not always exhibit the spirit of their Mas ter in tlieir acts? Mr. Rudd, of Colorado, inquired whether tlie gentleman did not know that the Chinese hail no regard for tlieir daughters, that they did not even give them names, that they sold them into prostitution, that they sold'their wives and killed their children. Mr. ltiee replied that lie did not know more than half of that before. He did know that there were many had places in the world, some in china, some in San Francisco, some in New York, some in a verv slight degree in Washington. Returning to the consideration of the bill, lie said that its heart and kernel was contained in the fifteenth amendment, which applied the provisions of the law to the Chinese, who are subjects of China, or of any other foreign power. That was all there was in the bill that was not puerile and frivolous. It was the beginning of all and the end of allot the bill. It was intended to exclude English Chinese from the United (States. Where was the treaty right to do fhat? How long would England keep her ironclads from bombarding our cities if the United States should refuse to admit her subjects? The Chinese thought that they were right to set foot on our slioras. Did the gen tlemen think that the English Governor of llong Kong would si" down and grant to a Chinese sailor on an English vessel the ridic ulous ceitifieate which this bill requires? ; Were the gentlemen ready, here and now to i enact a law when its only provision would ! either be ignored as foolish bombast by Eng- j land, or would lead to a war with that coun try"? The bill was petty in its details, presumptuous in its attempts and impossible as to execution. This country ought to culti vate friendly relations with China in order to cultivate advantages of trade and commerce. He adjured the House not to do that which would cover the broad Pacific with the red flags of war and of conquest, but rather that which would cover it with the white sails and iron-keeled ships of commerce and weave indissoluble bonds of friendship .and amity across the ocean. Let not Congress build upon the Pacific coast a Chinese wall with gates opening only within and cannon frown ing w ithout, hut rather let from the high tur rets of Christian civilization the electric light of science and of philanthropy shine across the Pacific to illumine the nark places of the old lands where the race was horn. Mr. Glasscock, of California, in a brief speech, defended the bill from Mr. Rice’s criticisms, and expressed hi.-? amazement at the misapprehension which existed in the Eastern States as to Chinese character. Not withstanding the assertions of the gentleman from Massachusetts, there was not an ametid 'ment proposed to the law that was not based on some sound substantial reason. Mr. Sumner, of California, said that the purpose of the bill was to perfect the law en acted two years ago and remedy the defects which were found to exist in it, and defended the propriety of that legislation on moral and religious grounds. He denied that this meas ure would not be presented if the Chinamen had votes, and, referring to Mr. Rice’s quota tion from tne Argonaut, said that “Frank Pixley, the editor, was a hireling of the Cen tral Pacific Railroad, and a flunkey to any other corporation which would employ him, and that his paper was a disgrace to civiliza tion.” Mr. Poland, of Vermont, opposed the bill in a two minutes’ speech. Mr. Brown, of Indiana, was opposed to the bill because it followed thekame line of legis lation as the original act, and violated every idea he had of human rights. The key-note to this infernal legislation was that the men were not white, lie recalled a speech made by a distinguished member (referring to Mr. Cox, of New York,), in which he had referred to the negro as being low, ignorant, debased and degraded. Since the negroes bad been made voters their character had undergone a change in the opinion of that gentleman, and now, in church and hall and lecture rooms, that gentleman sought to establish the fact that the negro was the wittiest, most so'ial, and cleverest person in the world. [Laugh ter] . Mr. Cox. of New York, having left the chair, replied to this last remark. He admitted that he had had some prejudices against the negro. The great Senator Morton had had them. In diana had had them. The ablest of all the representatives which Indiana had ever sent, Jeremiah Wilson, in the Forty-third Con gress, had brought in a bill amt passed it to break up the negro government of the Dis trict of Columbia. They had got to stealing. They stole even kpittoons from the Legislative Assembly. The Republican majority bad taken away from them the right of voting. The negro' was better than he used to think him. 11c was kind, affectionate, gentle, and he liked the Democratic partv better than he used to. [Laughter.] He knew who stood by him when the Howard rascalities were developed, when the schemes connected with the Freedmen’s Rank were discovered, when Republican rogues were after his money, therefore he (Mr. Cox) said: “All hail 1 .Ethopiais stretching out her hands to Democracy and Democracy was say ing, come on, come on, poor children of Ham, come at last to your refuge.” [ Laughter.] Mr. Cox having resumed the chair Mr. Browne asked leave to extend his remarks in the Record. He wanted to supplement them by a speech made by the gentleman (Mr Cox) in 1804 on the negro'question. ] Laughter ] The Chairman—The chair would be in clined to object unless he had a chance to ex plain that speech. However, he hears no ob jection. Messrs. Cassidy, Tully, Brents, Eaton and King spoke in favor of the bill, and Messrs. Hitt, Lvman, Poland, Brown (Ind.) and Skinner against it. Mr. Guenther expressed his willingness to welcome to these shores everybody who came to escape from oppres sion. but not those whose presence tended to degrade American lalior. The hill was then read by sections for amendments. Mr. Rice,of Massachusetts, offered several i amendments, which were voted down. Mr. I Brumm, of Pennsylvania, offered an aniend j ment applying the provisions of this bill, as ; far as practicable, to persons from whatever ! nation who were imported to this country under any system of contract. It was ruled i out on a point of order. On motion of Mr. 1 Hammond, of Georgia, an additional section SAVANNAH, SUNDAY, MAY 4, 1884. was agreed to providing that nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect any prosecutions or other proceedings, civil or criminal, begun under the act of which this is amendatory. Mr. Rice moved to amend the title so as to read: An act to violate our treaty stipula tions with China and other nations. The mo tion was lost. The committee then rose and the bill was passed by 184 yeas to 13 nays. The negative vote was cast by Messrs. Adams of Illinois, Brewer of New York Browne of Indiana, Everhart, Henderson of Illinois, Hitt, Kean, Lyman. Price, Rice, Skinner of New York, Smalls, and Spooner. The Speaker then laid before the House a message from the President recommending an appropria tion of $22,500 to meet the proper obligations of yie government for the courteous services of the umpires of the Spanish - A mericau • laimsCommission. It was referred and the House at 6 o'clock adjourned. ENDING THE TARIFF DEBATE. Order in Which the Final Speeches will be Made on the Question. Washington, May 3.— ln the discus sion of the tariff bill Tuesday, Mr. Ran dall expects to speak first, Mr. Black burn second, Mr. Ettsson third, and Mr. Morrison last. Speaker Carlisle, Mr. Morrison and the other revenue reform leaders have rejected all offers of a compromise made by the protectionist Democrats. They Lave de termined to light it out on the lino laid down by the Ways and Means Committee. They believe that they will win. They feel confident that the motion to strike out the enacting clause will he defeated. They will hold all the five Republicans who voted for consideration and they have gained perhaps a dozen Democrats, losing none. They think that they can, with the aid of this majority, keep objectionable amendments-oflf the bill, and so carry it through the House practically unchanged. The revenue reformers are calm and confident. On the contrary, the protec tionists are anxious and uneasy. It is now known that Mr. Randall has been directingithe attempts of the lesser lights to compromise, although he has not ap peared openly in the negotiations. These offers of a compromise were renewed to day. But they were not considered. The revenue reformers told the protectionists that they felt no desire to compromise even if their propositions had been less abrupt. A compromise was unprece dented at such a stage in tlie proceed ings and was not necessary. The reve nue reformers will speak very plainly in the House next week about* the secret methods of the protectionist Democrats in their attempts, first to defeat the bill and then to procure a compromise. the boston tariff club. Boston, May 3. — The Executive Com mittee of the Tariff Reform League have unanimously passed the following: Resolved. That the Massachusetts Tariff Re form League urgently requests the members of Congress from Massachusetts to vote against the motion to strike out the enacting clause of the Morrison bill, in order that all hope of securing consideration of any measure for an immediate and substantial reduction of the tariff may not he destroyed. RIVER AND HARBOR MONEY. Tlie House Committee Completes tlie Appropriation Bill. Washington, May 3.—The House Committee on Rivers and Harbors to-day finished the river and harbor appropria tion hill, with the understanding, how ever, that it may he changed at the final meeting to be held Monday morning. If any change is made, the members say that it will he a reduction of some of the more important appropriations. The total of the bill as completed is $12,441,000, divided as follows: For the Mississippi from its mouth to St. Paul, $3,300,000; for the Missouri from its mouth to Sioux City, $500,000, and $190,000 for the portion above Sioux .Citv for re moving obstructions; for the Ohio from Pittsburg to the mouth $900,000, one-third being for the improvement of the canal at the falls at Louisville. There are appro priations for creeks, and of the appropria tions asked for, 105 were rejected. In the ! way of legislation a general provision j was inserted to prevent obstruction of navigation by bridges. Oft" to Seek for Greely. Washington, May 3. —Secretary Chandler this afternoon received a tele gram from Lieut. Emory, commanding the Greely relief steamer Bear, saving that the ice conditions are considered favor able. The Dundee whalers, “Norwhall,” and “Esquimaux” left this week, and the “Polonia” and “Arctic” will sail in a few days. All are hound for north water. Their early departure is due to the Greely reward, which they propose to accomplish. A Call fur Bunds. Washington, May 3.—The Secretary j of the Treasury this afternoon issued a , call for $10,000,000 three per cent, bonds. ! Notice is given that the principal and ac- j crued interest will be paid at the Treasu ry on the 20th day of June next, 'and in terest will cease on that day. English Defeats Beetle. Washington, May 3.— The sub-com mittee of the House Elections Committee has decided to report in favor of English in the Indiana election contest of English against Peelle. Corcoran’s Cuntributiun. Washington, May 3. —It is understood that W. W. Corcoran’s contribution to the proposed home for ex-Confedcrates will be $5,000. JUSTICE IN COIM Vtl. Nu Change of Venue Necessary In the Matthews Murder Case. New Orleans, May 3.—A dispatch from Hazlehurst, Miss., says: “The Cir cuit Court in Copiah county has been in session since the 28th ult. The grand jury is composed of the best men in the county. They have already returned a number of bills of indictment, among them a bill for murder against the Penn brothers for the killing of It. B. Rials. This case has attracted considerable local attention. It is set for trial on Thursday. The grand jury is composed entirely of Democrats, including one colored man. They speedily found an indictment against E. B. Wheeler for murder. It will be remembered that on the Gth of Novem ber, 1883, Wheeler shot and killed J. P. Mathews, a prominent Republican and ex-Sheriff and Deputy Internal Revenue Collector. Wheeler was forthwith ar rested, and yesterday was arraigned. In court he pleaded not guilty. After a long argument by counsel, the court decided thatthe case was not bailable and Wheeler was sent to jail. The State then filed an affidavit signed by three persons, that by reason of undue prejudice in the public mind a fair and impartial trial of the case could not be obtained in Copiah county. This application for a change of venue is tlie first ever made by the State of Mississippi. Over 100 witnesses were present from all sections of the county. They were sum moned to testify touching allegations in the affidavit. Only about a dozen were examined. All except two-sw T ore that they had no prejudice against the State or defendant, and hence were competent as jurors. The defense introduced no wit nesses, but the court called and examined a number of representative gentlemen from the spectators touching questions at issue. These witnesses declared that a fair and impartial trial could be had in the county. The court, in denying the motion for a change of venue, remarked that the testi mony ol witnesses failed to sustain the assertion, and that in a county con taining 4,000 voters, a large majority of whom were subject to jury duty, the as sertion that twelve unprejudiced men could not be found was absurd. The*trial of Wheeler was set for Wednesday. There being but few witnesses in the case, ren ders a speedy termination of the trial probable. Five Men Instantly Killed. Watertown, N. Y'., May 3.—The boiler of the Whitney marble works at Gouver neur, St. Lawrence county, exploded this forenoon, killing five men instantly and fatally injuring two others. Steam had just been made after the boiler had been repaired. The men killed are residents of Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. The building is a total wreck. BIG FIRE AT GAINESVILLE TWO HOTELS AND MANY STORES LAID IN RUINS. The Loss Over SIOO,OOO and the In surance Heavy—Several Towns Wiped Out l>y the Resistless Forest Fires, and Hundreds of People Homeless and in Mourning for Roasted Relatives. Gainesville, Fla., May 3.—A fire broke out in the Yarnuin Hotel at 3 o'clock this morning, and when discover ed had enveloped the upper and rear end of the building, and in a remarkably short space of time the entire building was wrapped in flames. The lodgers had a narrow escape from death, many of them rushing through the smoke ou to the bal cony and jumping down into the street. Several seminary cadets dropped from the balcony to the sidewalk. Several of the sleepers were not aroused until the ffftmes wdre burning the door handles, escaped with difficulty. Airs. Gen. Varnum was rescued from the balcony by means of a ladder. Bucket brigades were formed, hut were unable to save the adjoining building, and the entire west side of the square was soon leveled. The greatest excitement prevailed—men, women and children hurrying to and fro, removing goods and furniture to the square. At one time the heat was so in fuse that fears were entertained for the cArt house. Clerk Carlisle offered SIOO to any person who would mount to the rqpf. Several volunteered, and with the ara of wet blankets the fire was kept off. The flames swept away building after building. Fortunately a light wind pre vailed and the Arlington Hotel was saved after a desperate fight. At 5 o’clock every building on that side of the square was in ashes. All around the square mer chants removed their goods from the stores, and it was believed that the entire business centre of the town would be burned. The origin of the fire is not known. At 8 o’clock, as the guests were going to breakfast , the Arlington was dis covered to he on lire, flames bursting from the kitchen roof. The fire made such rapid headway that attention only was turned to the saving of furniture and sat urating the buildings on the opposite cor ners. Fortunately the immense trees shielded the office of the Transit and Pe ninsula Railway, else the entire north of the square would have gone. In an hour nothirtlf remained of tbc hotel. To L. G. Dennis, ol the Arlington, the loss is $25,000, and the insurance $14,000. The loss on the Var num Hotel is SIO,OOO, and the insurance $2,000. Endel Bros. & Berlaheim, cloth iers. lose very heavily. The Florida Southern Railroad office" and freight house were burned, but the loss is not known. P. Martinez, a cigar dealer, loses SO,OOO. His insurance is $3,000. M. E. Schmed ling, photographer, loses S7OO. He lias no insurance. Ziegler & PhoifCr, grocers, Rse $4,000. Their insurance is SI,OOO. Chestnut ft Clinton, grocers, lose $4,000. Their insurance is $2,250. Lawrence Davis, baker, suffers an entire loss. Dr. 0. P. Thomas loses SO,OOO, and has no in surance. Dr. J. A. Parker, druggist, loses SI,BOO, and has no insurance. M. | Endel * Bros. lose probably $38,000, and have insurance of SII,OOO. F. X. Miller’s less is $12,000, and bis insurance $|!,000; T. NV. Dawkins, barber, loses $100; Mrs. Brooks loses on buildings SB,(NX) and has no in surance. The following companies are lOsers: New York Home, New York Un derwriters, Germania of New York, and the Liverpool, London and Globe. Busi ness is entirely suspended and the danger of further fires is feared. Two lire coin ’■anies from Palatka arrived by special train in the afternoon and returned home* this evening. The citv will be patroled to night by the Gainesville Guards. Notwith standing the fire the citizens will give the officials of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway and the press of Savan nah a reception on Tuesday at the Plant House. Air. L. G. Dennis proposes to re build a brick hotel immediately of 200 rooms. The stores will all be rebuilt of brick. There is a rum Jr afloat that a child was burned to death in one of the buildings. The tire is supposed to liavj been started by a tramp who was ejected from the Varnum House last night. THK BLAZING FOREST FIRES. Ashland, I’a., May 3.—The danger from forest nres is now believed to be over.. Four farm houses, with their out buildings and stock, were destroyed. An old man named YV'esthoffer, living near here, is missing, and is supposed to have perished in the flames, as his house was burned. From 45 to 50 square miles of timber land have been burned. The dam age to property in the entire burned dis trict is estimated at SII2,(MX). Shenandoah, Pa., May 3.—The fire is still burning and has so far extended over about two miles o( country. The prompt action of the people has saved the houses in its course. Reading, Pa., May 3.—The Blue Moun tains, along the northern border of Berks county, are now on fire in every direction and serious danger is apprehended. The destruction of woodland is incalculable but no farm houses or barns have yet been burned. The fire spread from Schuylkill county, and the people are out fighting the flames. CATTLE SURROUNDED. Williamsport, Pa., Mav3.—The latest reports here show that the forest fires in various places have been extensive and very destructive along the Philadelphia and Erie Railroads. From Driftwood west to Kane heavy fires were in progress during last night. Many cattle are re ported surrounded by the flames and a number of fishermen had great difficulty in getting out of the burning territorv. A large territory in the western part of Lycoming county was burned over, but the loss is not very heavy. In Tioga county the fire was general. Large quan tities of timber were destroyed along the line of the Tioga Railroad, as well as many houses, barns and other buildings. The town of Thompson was wholly de stroyed, including the saw mill. The loss is over SIOO,OOO. Seventeen houses were burned in Arnot, entailing an additional loss of $150,000. Two million feet of lum ber were also burned. The fire was fierce about Morris and Antrim. Considerable .pine timber was among the property burned in different parts of Tioga county. The saw mill of Andrew Kaul, at Spring Run, Elk county, was destroyed, with 2,000,000 feet of lumber. 'He bad no insurance. The saw mill, logs and lumber oi Dr. L. M. Otts, at Hemlock sta tion, in the same county, were also burned. The loss is about" SO,OOO and the insurance $4,000. Reports from Centre and Clearfield counties to-day say that the loss is not as heavy as was at first re ported. THE WORST IN FIFTY YEARS. Mt. Carmel, Pa., May 3.—The severe windstorm aud tierce forest fires that vis ited Northumberland county yesterday partially ceased about midnight. To-dav the mountains for many miles are burn ing and smoking terribly. Farm fences, cord wood, railroad sills and other valua ble property were destroyed. The loss will foot up thousands of dollars. Yes terday the forest fires were the most dam aging seen here within half a century. Emporium, May 3.—Forest fires in this section yesterday swept over at least 50,- 000 acres, destroying, as far as ascer tained, four large mills and some thirty other buildings, besides an immense amount of lumber and logs. The people everywhere were fighting ~the fires. The heat was intense, the air suffocating and the atmosphere so tilled with smoke dur ing most of the time that the sun was totally obscured. The loss in mill prop erty, lumber, etc.,will amount to sloo,ooo. The damage to standing timber cannot be estimated. ON LONG ISLAND. Babylon, L. 1., May 3.—Forest and meadow fires are raging to-day at various points at the east end of Long Island, causing widespread destruction of prop erty and much alarm among the inhabi tants of the burned districts for the safety of their homes. Upward of 1,000 acre's of valuable timber have been destroyed near the towns of Brook Ilaveu, Islip, Huntingdon and East Hampton since Monday. The fires are still burning. Farmers are abandoning their spring i work to fight the fire. Miles of brush and scrub oak in the vicinity of Deer Park, Breslau, Babylon, Eastport, and Moriches are burning fiercely. At Flushing last night several hundred acres of salt meadows were burned over. The fire is so fierce that the lire department and people have turned out to fight it. Apprehension exists for the safety of the village. The smoke is so dense that horses driven along the streets were overcome by it. The damage done to forests by the fires m Suffolk county amounts to many thousands of dollars. GILMAN’S DEPOT WIPED OUT. Port Jervis, N. Y r ., May 3.—The en tire village of Gilman’s Depot on the Port Jervis and Monticello Railroad, fif teen miles from here, was swept away by lire yesterday afternoon and last night. The fire started about 2 o’clock, one mile from the depot. The wind was blowing a gale. Men from Gilman’s saw mill fought the lire, hut with no avail. The residents were obliged to flee for their lives, and were unable to save anything, and not over half a dozen houses are standing, within a radius of five miles. The fire is still burning to the east and south of Gil man’s. The extensive tannery and saw mill of W. W. Gilman, of New York, has been destroyed. The whole settlement is owned by him, and he is unable to esti mate his loss, which will probably reach SIOO,OOO. Two railroad bridges have been burned. A PENNSYLVANIA TOWN ENTIRELY DE STROYED. Altoona, Pa., May 3.— The town of Brisbin, Clearfield county, was totally burned yesterday aud also the lumber yards and mills of Hoover, Hughes & Cos. The loss is estimated at $200,000. BRISBIN’S DESTRUCTION. Houtzdale, Pa., Slav 3.— A fierce j fire which destroyed the neighboring town of Brisbin is supposed to have originated half a mile west of Hoover, Hughes & I Co.’s mill, where some Hungarians set i fire to brush to clear a piece of ground for ! cultivation. The wind was blowing hard i and carried the flames toward the saw i mills, and although the hands ! worked hard the mills were quickly swept away. The progress of the | lire was then very rapid through the town, , aud the inhabitants were compelled to fly in every direction, and in many cases ; without sufficient clothing to protect j them. When the first alarm was received j the business people of Houtzdale placed ' every available team at the disposal of their neighbors, and every barroom was closed. In three hours from the time when the fire first reached the saw mills, the destruction was complete. $380,000 IN LOSSES AT BRISBIN. Houtzdale, May 3,11 p. m.— The losses are definitely stated now to amount to $380,000, aud the estimate of the total losses put the amount at $1,030,000. Of this amount Hoover, Hughes & Cos. lose $150,- 000. The number of families homeless and destitute is about 1,000, most of whom are suffering for t lie necessaries of life. Sup plies are coming in slowly and the de mand is great. Anything that can be | utilized in the shape of provisions, cloth- j ing or money will be gladly accepted ! tSV Messrs. J. Corby, W. H. Patterson j and Theodore Vanduzen, who comprise j a relief committee. Goods for the suffer- j ers will be transported free of charge by j the Pennsylvania Railroad. About 150 employes of Hoover, Hughes ft Cos. are j thrown out of employment in addition to j about thirty at J. M. Maurice’s Mount i Vernon colliery and seventy at P. H. i Powell A- Co.’s colliery. But one i death has occurred thus far, that of Airs. Donovan, who j was burned to death during the conflagra- j tion. The insurances are much less than ; the losses. Subscriptions have been lib- ! erally given in neighboring towns, and 2,900 persons have been provided with provisions during the day. The sufferers -are mainly poor miners', who were at work in the mines when their houses were laid in ruins. RUIN OF ANOTHER TOWN. Elmira, N. Y., May 3.— A report from the coal mining town of Arnot, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, states that about a score of dwellings and both mining stores burned yesterday. The buildings were ignited by forest fires. Elmira sent firemen and apparatus to the rescue. The homeless families found shelter last night at Blossburg. A WAREHOUSE BURNED. Waco, Tex., Alay 3. —Hinchman’s warehouse burned yesterday. The loss is SIIO,OOO. IKON WORKS AND PLANING MILL GONE. Wausaw, Wis., Alay 3.—Murray’s iron works and Hazeltine’s planing mill, with a large quantity of lumber, burned yesterday. The loss is SBO,OOO. A PLANING MILL IN RUINS. Cincinnati, Alay 3.—Greeuleaf ft Alitcheli’s planing mill burned last night. The loss is $50,000. LABOR TROUBLES. Longshoremen and Italians at AVar Along the Brooklyn Docks. Buffalo, N. Y., May 3.—The labor troubles between Italians and longshore men, while not resulting in anything se rious as yet, are beginning to assume serious proportions. The managers of the boat lines absolutely refuse to in any way recognize the longshoremen’s union, while none of the men will aeeept work from the boat lines except by order of the union. Asa consequence many of the families of the longshoremen are in some cases suffering for want ot food, and the men are beginning to get desperate. The sight of a body of Ital ians is sufficient to set the longshoremen wild, and any luckless Italian who ven tures out alone is sure to meet with as sault. This morning a gang of roughs as saulted an inoffensive Italian who was walking up Lloyd street with two loaves of. bread tied up in a red bandanna. They heat him, knocked him down and kicked him about the head. A crowd collected immediately. A number of officers were summoned to the spot, and the street was speedily cleared. The assailants of the Italian ran away, and no one appeared to kuow who they were. Base Ball. Washington. May 3.—To-day’s base ball games resulted as follows: At Pittsburg—Alleghanys 9, Athletics 8. At Cincinnati — 4, C lambus 11. At Baltimore— Baltimore* 11, Metropolitans At Philadelphia—Philadelphias 9, Chicagos At Louisville—Louisville# 5. Toledo* 4. At .St. Louis—The St. Louis and Indianapolis game was postponed on account of rain. At Trenton, N. J.—Treutous 7, Actives of Reading 8. At AVashington— Brooklyn# 5, Washingtons At Altoona, Pa.—St. Louis (Unions) 14, Al toona# 5. At Harrisburg—Virginias 26, Harrisburg 10 At Wilmingtou, I)et.—Wilmingtons 15, Mon umental of Baltimore 7. At Providence—Providences 3, Buffalos 0; Yales 8, Browns 3. At Boston—Boston (Unions) .12, Keystone (Unions 11; Bostons 11, Clevclanas2. At Chicago—Chicago (Unions) 4, Cincin nati# 5. Saved from Lynching. Port Jervis, N. Y., May 3.—A report has been received here that Ilaukun Adams, the negro who eloped with Amanda Ayres from Beemerville, was lynched late last night, but is proven un true. A dispatch just received says that he was lodged in jail at Newton, Sussex county, N. J. The officers got him away lrom the crowd by sharp mantruvres. AVhon the mob saw him driving off they set up a howl of rage, and pursued him with clubs, guns and a rope. The officers, however, escaped with the prisoner, and he was taken direct to Newton. A Seen** Fainter I>*h<l. New York. May 3.—John Evers, the scenic artist, died this morning at his home in Hemspstead, L. 1., in the 87th year of his age. He was a scene painter in the old Park Theatre in this city for twenty-one years and was acquainted with the Elder Forrest, Hackett, Fanny Kemble, and other prominent pro fessionals. Several, years ago he had a paralytic stroke, the effects of which caused his death. Edmunds and Blaine Divide. Bozeman, Mont., May 3.—At the Re publican State Convention the Blaine and Edmunds men united this morning and divided the delegation to the Chicago con vention, the friends of eaefi candidate thus securing one delegate, FITZGERALD’S PACE WINS HIS SCORE 810 MILES AND ROWELL S BOS. I’anchot Comes In Third with 56G Allies and Noremac Fourth with 545—Herty, Vint and Klson Finish in the Order Named—Rowell Pleads a Bad Ankle. New York, May 3.—An immense crowd was in attendance at the Madison Square Garden this morning, drawn thither by the closeness of the contest be tween Fitzgerald and Rowell. The latter had been pulling down the former's lead in a masterly way until at 11 o’clock this morning Fitzgerald was but five miles ahead of him. Fitzgerald was the first of the leaders to retire for a long rest last night. He went off the track at 11:17 o'clock aud came back at 1:20 o’clock this morning. During the early hours of the morning he made frequent stoppages for rest. He looked like a thoroughly tired out man. His shoulders were bent for ward, his movement's labored and his ex pression very anxious. His trainer said that Fitzgerald was drowsy and stiff, but he thought that those feelings would be worn off before long. Rowell rested dur ing the night two hours and forty-four minutes, and then came on the track. Prom that time up to 12:30 o’clock he was in his house only fifty-eight minutes. He was sleepy when he first came on and j walked only thirty-two minutes, when he went in for"fifty-five minutes. On his re turn he went at his work in much fresher i style, and at 11:30 o’clock was making ! four miles an hour and about four laps to Fitzgerald’s three. He wore a most de- 1 termined expression in his face. His step was a little heavy and slow, but was 1 the perfection of grace and elegance when compared to Fitzgerald’s. Fanchot, fol lowing up his wonderful performance of 104 miles on the fifth day, stuck to the track during the early hours of the morn ing with pertinacity.’Noremac did not do so well this morning as was expected of him. He had the best record of the fifth and sixth. FITZGERALD BRACED UP in the early afternoon, and for a couple of hours maintained his lead. He fell off again, however, about 4 o’clock and acted very groggy. After this Fitzgerald i and Rowell had frequent spurts and often I passed one another. The ex-Alderman j had to take frequent rests during these I spurts. Rowell stuck to the track without | intermission during the afternoon. Charley I Mitchell, the pugilist, was in his hut anil showed great interest in his countryman, lie frequently patted Rowell on the back and whispered words of encouragement to him. At 4:35 tired Elson stopped at the scorer’s stand for a couple of minutes. Little Vint came along aud encouraged him to start again. Panchotand Ilerty frequently went off the track for rests. The latter held to the track under very trying circumstances. He was suffering pain that would have discouraged any but an. extremely plucky man. Many thought that he would with draw after making 525 miles, but he was determined to stay till the end stopped him. Noremac went under his roof for a long stay in the afternoon. His right leg did not hold out so well as his friends had hoped for. Little Vint walked labori ously around the track during the after noon. His right leg also troubled him. At 5 o’clock there were between 5,000 and 6,000 people in the Garden. six hundred miles. Fitzgerald made his GOOtli mile at 5 o’clock 20 minutes and 10%econds, and it was greeted with the greatest enthusi asm. Cheer after cheer rent the air, caps and hats were rung in the air and hand kerchiefs waved by many people. Fitz gerald was then 4 miles aiid 30 laps ahead of Rowell. He took the uproar raised on his account very coolly. He finished his 001st mile before retiring. lie had only 1 been out of sight six minutes when Row ell pushed out on the track. Fitzgerald I heard of this and jumped up and imme- , diatelv went after the Englishman. This ! caused another outburst of cheers. ! AVhen Hazael made the previous record of 600 miles in six days, he com pleted his task about 9:30 o’clock in the evening. Fitzgerald beat the record for that distance hv over four hours. It was said this afternoon that during the early hours of the morning Fitzgerald had ac cused his backer, Tom Davis, of poison ing him. Davis and Smith, the trainer, however, paid hut little attention to this, knowing that. it came from a painfully exerted man." During the evening Fitz-I gerald was presented with a silver goblet I lined with gold. He carried this to show to Rowell, but the latter paid hut little at- j tention to the gift. I^) well’s six hundredth mile. Rowell completed his six hundredth j mile at 0:53 o’clock, beating Hazael’s record 2 hours 18 minutes and 35 seconds. ! Peter Duryea, Rowell’s backer, gave up ! the contest at 7 o’clock. He attributed Rowell’s defeat, he said, to the badly ! sprained left ankle from which his man j had been suffering for two days, and j wanted to make another match with j Fitzgerald. He let Fitzgerald name the - time, and the amount to be over $5,000 a j side. Two large iloral emblems were pre- ! sented to Fitzgerald during the evening. They were borne in front of him around the track, Fitzgerald follow ing and waving the flag of Erin, were joined by Panchot. Fitzgerald hand ed Rowell his Irish flag, which the latter took courteously. Fitzgerald caught up the American flag and another lap was made. The men then stopped at the scorer’s stand and shook hands. Then three cheers were given for Fitzgerald, I and three equally hearty cheers for Row- j ell. The pedestrians w'ent to their huts, i and at B:4so’clock the greaUsix day race of 1884 was ended. During the afternoon the garden was as packed as on Sunday night. Fitzger ald, the champion, remained on the track, walking slowly around, and was cheered almost incessantly. Panehot did some lively running during the evening. < Rowell retired at 7:11 o’clock, but after- j wards came out aud was loudly applaud- j ed. He then retired again and had his ankle bathed. It was swollen to nearly.] double its size, and was black and 'blue. He appeared again on the track, but did ; not limp perceptibly. Noremacand Fitz gerald joined him, and they tramped around the track at a rapid "pace. The ' house rose at them and cheered. The score was: MHt*. Fitzgerald Hie; llerty .539 Rowell. 602 Vint r>3o Panchot SOOlElson 525 Noremac 5151 Preparations have been made in Long Island City for the reception of Fitzgerald. He will he received by the Mayor and Al dermen and tendered the freedom of the city. The entire police and fire depart ment, with the members ot the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will meet him at the ferry and escort him to his home in Ra venswood. Wealthy citizens will present him with a mansion, and it is said that lie will receive au important municipal appointment from the Mayor. Twelve Years for Wife Murder. Harrisburg, Pa., May B.—The jury in the case of William Andrews, charged with killing his wife and then burning her body at Highspire on July 4,1881, returned a verdict to-night of murder in the second degree. This verdict was based on the charge of the court, which tended to show that unless there was legal proof to the killing, or the body of the deceased should be produced, it was murder in tbe second degree. No portion of the burned body was produced by the commonwealth. Andrews had already been convicted of murder in the first degree, but was granted anew trial. He was sen tenced to-night to twelve years’ imprison ment, the full penalty allowed by law. A Lady Admitted to the Bar. Philadelphia. May 3.—Judge Thayer | to-day delivered the opinion of the Court j of Common Pleas No. 4, admitting Mrs. , Carrie B. Kilgore to practice. Every | other common pleas court has refused her | admission, although exceptional action was taken sometime ago by the Orphans’ j Court, where the lady is "a practitioner, j Judge Arnold dissent’s from the opinion of : his colleagues, Judges Thayer and El j cock. The court took the ground that its j action was sustained by the common law i right which the Legislature had not inter -1 fered with by a statute. j PRICE SIO A YEAR. | j 5 CENTS A COPY. | TRYING THE DYNAMITERS. Daley, Eagan and AlacDonnell in the Dock nt Birmingham. Birmingham, Alay 3 John Daley, | James Eagan and William AlacDonnell | were arraigned iu the Police Court to-day i on the charge of treason felony. Daley was defiant and AlacDonnell dejected. Daley asked why he was brought to Birming ham to be tried again after his committal . on Thursday to await the Chester assizes. ! The prosecution replied that alter the | charge had been prepared against him at Liverpool enough evidence had been brought to light to justify his removal to Birmingham on graver charges. The prisoners were closely guarded. Detec tives surrounded them' in the court room and others were posted outside. Tlie prisoners seemed keenly to feel their position, especially Eagan, who listened to the evidence with close attention. When the detectives described how they had been tracking Eagan and Daley since last October the two exchanged signifi cant glances. It appeared from the evi dence that prior to the recent meetings in the Birmingham town hall, which were addressed by the Alarquis of Salisbury and Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, Presi dent of the Board of Trade, letters were received by the authorities containing threats that dynamite bombs would be thrown under the speakers’ plat form. Special precautions were taken to . guard against this. Daley was arrested shortly before the Birmingham election campaign of Lord Randolph Churchill and Col. Burnaby, it is believed that the bombs found in his possession were intended to be exploded among campaign gatherings. The prison ers were remanded to jail for another week. Evidence was adduced which showed that the three prisoners had been in correspondence with one an other for several years. It was proved also that Daley and Eagan had often been traveling together along with Daley's brother Edmund. Eagan knew Daley as AlacDonnell during his early career. The correspondence of Eagan'with J. Des mond and Jame3 Barnettof London, John Morgan of Kidderminster, and J. Stanton of Walsall, was placed in evidence. PRICES AGAIN FORCED UP. ** The Leap Upward Started at the Very Outset of tlie Day’s Trading. Chicago, May 3.—This proved ,o be another strong Saturday, and, following the weakness shown on the call board yesterday afternoon, the opening this morning was unusually strong, wheat opening 'A@%c. over the closing prices of yesterday afternoon. June wheat opened at 92' 4 c. and within tlie first ten minutes had risen to 92, 7 ,]c. Then it fell off a shade and after that rose steadiLy with only slight fluctuations to 94've., aud closed at 94%(®94'/£c. The shipments during the present week show an excess over the receipts of 870.0C0 bushels, making a probaiile showing of the reduction of stock in store here and in the neighborhood of 1,000,900 bushels and a decrease since March 1 of about 0,900,000 bushels. The closing prices to-day were 2@SJ7c. above the inside figures and 2 1 „() 2* 4 c.over the clesing on 'change yesterday and about under the closing one week'ago. May closed at 92bjc., June at 94%c. and July at 95%c. Corn was firm Jand higher. There was a better demand, aud the “shorts” were more disposed to cover. The shipments, this week exceeded the receipts by nearly 500,000 bush els. reducing the amount m store nearly 2,000,- 000 bushels under that at a similar period last year. Foreign advices quoted a dull feeling. The shipping demand on the sample market was good. The market opened a shade higher, advanced declined 14 1 '-, then ad vanced with only slight fluctuations * s c.. re ceded * 4 c., anil closed 7 „<@lc. over the closing prices of yesterday. Alay closed at 53’ 2 c., ana June at 55 :I *c. There was a good speculative demand for oats, and under this, together with the better demand for cereals and the lirnt feeling, prices advanced l@l?*c. and closed at the outside figure- May closed at 32c., June at 33%c. aud July at 33-%c., and year at 27V<;c. Moss pork attracted little attention. The market opened easy, hut rallied 20@25c. la ter and closed steady. Alay closet) at sl7 30, June at sl7 47Jg, July at sl7's7tt@l7 60. Lard was 111 "moderate demand and s@loc. higher. June closed at 8 60®8 02V o, and July at 8 70@8 72'ic. DISCOUNT ON BANK BILLS. London, May 3.—The Economist says that the rate of discount for bank bills front sixty days to three months is lj 4 @l?iper cent, and for trade bills from sixty days to three months per cent. RAILROAD SECURITIES. The Economist also says the principal fea ture of the week was the decline in the num ber of American railway securities owing to the suspension of Mr. Keene. Central Pacific securities are 6, Denver and Rio Grande com - nton 1% and Denver and Rio Grande first mortgage 9 per cent, lower. Ohio and Missis sippi securities are 1% per cent, higher. A CREW KILLED BY SAVAGES. Terrible Fate of a Wrecking Sloop In the West Indies. Boston, May 3.—G. Johnson, a mer chant of Port-au-Prince, writes under date of April 10, that the sloop Grappler, flying the English flag, commanded by Samuel F. Purrington, a submarine diver, and working on Cay Island, about eighty miles west of Port-au-Priuce, has been captured and burned by natives. She had on board some SIO,OOO worth of wrecked cargo from the royal mail steamer Nile, which was plundered and destroyed. The crew were either killed or driven to the mountains by the native®. The govern ment has dispatched a ship of war in search of the crew, but it Is feared they have been murdered, as the natives who seized the Grappler are savages. SPANISH AFFAIRS. Zorilla Pronounced Without Influence by the tiovernment. Madrid, May 3.—The government an nounces that Senor Zorilla has no influ ence with the army or with public opinion. His partisans have done nothing but cut telegraph wires <md post placards about some towns. King Alfonso has completely recovered his usual health. ,j- Montana’s Convention. llki.kna. Montana, May 3.—A Boze man dispatch reports a spirited contest in the Republican Territorial Convention. Gov. Crosby leads the friends of Presi dent Arthur and Col. Sanders those of Mr. Blaine. Neither has a majority, the balance of power being held by the Ed munds men. The convention met at noon and was unable to effect an organi zation till 11 o’clock to-night, the Ed munds men securing the chairmanship by uniting with the Blaine men. Ten candidates were named* for delegates to the National Convention from which two were to be selected. The informal vote stood Arthur men 23, scattering 33. The indications are that the delegation will l>e divided between Blaine and Edmunds. Dufur Defeats McLaughlin. Chicago, May 3.—A collar and elbow wrestling match for SSOO a side, best two out of three, between H. M. Dufur, of Mas sachusetts. and Col. J. H. McLaughlin, of Detroit, took place here to-night, and re sulted in favor of Dufur. The first bout was given to McLaughlin in 13 minutes. The second fall was awarded to Dufur in 13% minutes. The third round and match was won by Dufur in half a minute. The men retired to their rooms, and a moment later Dufur stepped upon the platform and challenged any man in the world to a collar and elbow ihatcb. An American Contractor Fined. Panama, April 24.— La lJiario rte Vico ratjua says: “Mr. Morris, the contractor for the eastern section of the Nicaraguan Railroad, has been fined SIO,OOO by the government for not having delivered the section within the specified time. Mr. Morris ha 9 appealed, and by mutual agreement Senor Vicente Quadro, ex- President of the republic, has been ap ; pointed as arbitrator to determine the matter. , The Mexico-tiuateinula Boundary Line. Panama, April 24.— January 7 the first results of tlie Mexican and Guatemalan Boundary Commission were reduced to documentary evidence at a place called Plan Muxbal, where a stone column is to j be erected in which a duplicate of the I declarations as determined by the com | mission, signed by all present, will be de -1 posited.