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\j H esTILL. Editor il Proprietor.!
, v kffout to but wires the
Intimation from Garrett that He
Woul.l Sell Out Control of the Entire
Plant if Good Term* Were Ottered
Gave the Wizard a l ii>—No Doubt that
•be Sale is BeinC Negotiated.
Skw York, March 10,-Tbe Executive
Committee of the Richmond Terminal
Company met this atternoon. They con-
Jideied two propositions relating to the
nurebaee oi the Baltimore and Ohio stock
under tbe option given by Robert Garrett
to Alfred Sully. One of the directors
laid tnat the proposition most likely to be
adopted was that the syndicate should
take the stock in their Interest and hold
It until the Richmond Terminal's full
board oi directors approve of the action
of the Executive Committee.
It will then bs placed on collateral
trus' and the Richmond Terminal Com
nanv’wiil either consolidate the Baltimore
and Ohio witn their system or operate it
separately as a proprietary road. The
Baltimore and Ohio track trom Baltimore
iul Washington to Philadelphia wiil be
Hied as a trunk line lor tbe business of
its own Western lines and other roads In
tbe Richmond Terminal system.
The Pennsylvania road has no interest
id the deal, nor lias the Western Union
Telegraph Company. It is simply a
Richmond Terminal arrangement, and
has no similarity to the sale os the Van
derbilt holdings of New York Contralto
a London sv ndicaie. The price and mode
if payment are abotii the same as already
published. The purchase of the minority
stock is not being considered.
The meeting of the Executive Commit
tee adjourned to meet at tbe call of Mr.
Sully, but all information is refused as to
their action. The members intimate that
ihe.v are pledged to secrecy, and Mr.
Bryce is quoted as saying that the pre
mature publication o! the proposed plan
may interfere with the accumulation of a
majority of tbe stock, which Mr. Garrett
agreed to deliver.
He also stated that he thought Mr. Gar
rett only wanted to make a nominal side
tor toe purpose of amalgamating the Bal
timore and Uuio system with toe Rich
mond Terminal. This Mr. Bryce says he
is willing as a director of the Termiual
Company to accede to.
Alter the adjournment of the committee
several of the directors met, and ail the
circumstances sc far continued tae direc
tors’ statement made before the meeting
was called to order.
A gentleman who claims to have seen
the original contract for the sale of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad is authority
lor the following statement: The plan for
tbe consolidation of the various railway
interests grew out of the efforts oi .1 ay
O.iuld to inuuce Robert Garrett to pool
the business ot the Baltimore and Ohio
Telegraph Company with that ot the
Western Union Telegraph Company. Mr.
Garrett absolutely refused to become a
party to such an arrange
ment, and declared that he
would always keep his business interests
under his own control, that the telegraph
ana railroad interests were identical, and
that they should continue to he sc as long
as he controlled them, but at the same
time be intimated fbat he was inclined to
tree himself of business cares by an ah
eale ot the controlling interest in
tbe Baltimore and Ohio railroad, which
would carry with it control of the tele
graph and express companies.
the syndicate.
With this hint as a basis of negotiations
Mr. Gould returned to New York and
formed a syndicate composed as follows:
Colvins Bryce, Allred Sully, Austin Oor
ijin, John G. Moore, Gen. Samuel Thomas.
, G. Fahnestock, Winslow, Lamer
°. and j. B, Pace. A contract was then
V 1 l ' lr - Garrett agreed to
transfer to the syndicate a controlling in
urest in the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
witriiii thirty day s for $16,000,000, a forleit
being deposited by Mr. Garrett. The con
tract was shown to Mr. Gould on Satur
)• it is understood that the teletrrapu
business is to go to the Western Union
a Z aild the express business to the
Adams Express Company.
failure reported.
~T , a e ' rib . une oi to-morrow will say:
control o g l° , |t al,o R 8 1 for U| e transfer or the
rnal t°r! 1 v 8 ®? lt| more and Ohio rail
leen cafri' r W ' ork indicate have not
renoMwi .7 0 “bectssiul issue. It is
*resi,lont lL < be ° inion eUtained from
Pired VBk ,.U, ar f ett *: y A'*' l * ll Sully ex
’ “nil that Mr. Sully was
tiru pavmrlf be wm* mouey 10 mwt *o
the P 700\77e Whl ‘ the exact terms id'
It a *'° ’’of known,
SG 00(1 loot , been established that
♦u.TO.ooO of the $16,000,000 tea Hired lor
to'beLairi* 86 ° f !ju ’ 000 Shares at was
was m dln , CaB1 '' Tow stock, however,
blent ,f b J: UceJ in tru,t until the pay.
Whleh r : imaln, “ $10,000,out), on
completed “ l |? l " ne was klven, had been
Davm.mo 1 a PI )eai 's that ot the cash
' b Paidyes?eX mont sl ’ oo0 ' W 0 wtt9
lb PiaiVof ?hVm o n*t 9n 110 Uahlmoro ,
leuKi.m 7, Bni 'bey a request tor an ex
is not know'n thT ,l9 * e WUH *or warded. It
••ge wHs r 10 1118
'■Xcuse for too t iTI jir V l9 ‘ n ”" t P ,aUB *l>le
lion was a si?i L ll “re to exorcise the op.
svndicai.. desired e imi hat .V' e ,n *rohasiog
v *Ugaiion oUh2 1,1118 ror iu -
U ton .° r ,he Halt| -
•labilities I be assets and
'aum m *5“ company were
the privilniro n,und liiiurus when
Stained and °n tbo Bloolt waa
tad express,.! ,„ J ,“ v persons who
undertakingmjoin in tho
faction, tomunniete ih l r nl ’ re '
an expert !,,!! , Gartruir, without
lb * ciiinuinv An u'ii' 11 " f lbo Hll ' ! 'rs of
tho ExecutWn r ° “'’Jbbrned meeting of
'bond.nd\Ves.pZ?! I t lHe 01 tbe ILch
*• held veste dav l Tf"“ "I* 1 ,;< " u f ,a nv
Mr. Suliv' iv. J -1 The option hold bv
again under jii' , nt ?* lba company, was
adjourin it lubherT. o .?’ bllt tbe ™eeting
“r. oiS'tt'M ‘ hat t* Proposal of
Baltimore and Ohio hi i" 1 conlrol of U) o
a " araalgamauon ml i I,tt 7; Uy 1,1 view
W| lilthu Southern b 8 OOlUpany
■®w embraced m JL of railro *ds
The terms of nupi, l ,! B , rerm| nal Company,
bbudltions were “ ,lv formal
•treed upon and P/? 88 " 18 ' 1, W: ' r not
l,er "f tho comm!’ten”P* i. BB , 1 by a "18|b
•bbBtsntiai has fnPA° <ioublflll 11 •
nould be reached °it 9cb an a k'eement
f'batic terms thHUin l.r " 8 ala ‘* w.
w,) uid me Terrain'll? d |' r noo! roumstanoe
more obligation, fnl Jt ra,,any ' B wo u- y
Baltimore and OhmnVlP acqi * 1,1t,0l > of the
hio or auy other property.
“It was part of the proposed scheme to
sell or lease the Baltimore and Ohio
telegraph system to the Western Union
Company. The cost ot the telegraph lines
stand on the company’s books at about
$(5,000,000, and it was thought by the pro
jectors of the plan that tho Western
Uuion Company would readily buy the
system Rt cost price for the sake of re
lieving itself from persistent rivalry.
It was hoped even that the sale ot the
telegraph lines would furnish capital
enough to reimburse the members of the
syndicates tor the cash outlay', while a
whole* year was allowed for settlement
for tbe remainder of the purchase monev-
Tlio statements of Dr. Norvin Green,
President of the Western Union Compa
ny, and of Jay Gould, which were pub
lished in the Tribune yesterday, tended
to dissipate these expectations. It was
found that all overtures to tbe Western
Union Company and its friends were re
“New efforts to secure the co-operation
of Mr. Gould wore made y esterday, but
without urther suoces-. He remarked: ‘1
said y estorday thatlhad no wish toengage
in new enterprises. I oan only repeat the
statement to-day. Yes, it is true that 1
was offered this morning a contract which
Mr. Sully is said to hold, on con
dition that I would turnish
the $1,01)0,000 necessary to make the
option good after to-day. My bank ac
count has uot been depleted for that pur
pose. lam willing that any one should
have control of the property who wishes
to buy it on such terms. 1 should want
lo look it over carefully before I named
any price for it.”
Baltimore. March 10.—Perfect quiet
nervades the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
budding to-day,and but few persons have
called. Mr. Garrett still says he has
nothing to eav. Tnere is a rumor on the
street that a part at least of the bolding
of the Johns Hopkins University has
been sold, but no one in authority will
confirm or deny it. There was also a ru
mor that a meeting of railroad < flioials
was to be held this afternoon, but the
usual answer, “really, 1 do uot know,”
was all that could be obtained from any
of the Baltimore and Ohio people. At
ihe Stock Exchange to-day 180 shares ol
Baltimore and Ohio stocs sold at prices
ranging from 179 down to 17(5. At the
close at 2 o’clock 175 was bid and 17(5
Robert Garrett this afternoon vir
tually' admitted to a prominent
Baltimorean that there was con
siderable truth in the newspaper
talk ol a big railroad deal. He would
give no definite idea ot the particulars of
the scheme, but trom his remarks the in
ference was drawn that the Balllmere
aud Ohio railroad bus become a taetor in
the syndicate ibat is to oontrol something
like a national railway, reaching
from Canada to tho Gull
of Mexico and probably from
New Y’ork to the extreme West. It is
generally believed that the biggest rail
i oad deal on record has been or is üboiit to
bemad-', and that the passage of the inter
state commerce bill hurried tbe affair to
a settlement. Mr. .Sully has been active
in arranging the.details of the scheme,
and he is the only one positively known
to be connected with it, but a complete
chain is believed to have been formed
of companies operating
roads running the entire length of
the Nortu American continent.
Opinions differ as to whether a single
share of Baltimore and Ohio stock has or
will be transferred.but the beliel isguiuing
ground that the deal involves not only
the road itself, but also its telegraph, ex
press and sleeping car interests. Tbe
wildest sort of talk is indulged in, but no
actual tacts can be obtained from any one
in a position to know anything about it.
Many are inclined to believe that the
stock, 17,000 shares, held by the Johns
Hopkins University trustees, or at least
a considerable portion of it, has been
placed under the control of ihe new syndi
cate, bui 32,000 shares held by the city
ol Baltimore cannot be touched without
a special act of the City Council, Thirty
thousand snares left in trust by tbe late
John sV.Garrett can be disposed of, as th
wiildid not forbid their sale, but simply
ad vised tuut it be held in trust tor twenty
years, so that a controlling interest
might be secured if advantageous tenno
were offered. Mr. Garrett to-day told a
gentleman at the Merchants’Club that he
might rest assured that whatever was
done would be tor the best interests of
Baltimore, but further information he
count not give just now. From this it
was interred that the scheme was not
fully consummated, and that important
developments nugut he expected in the
near future.
Philadelphia, March 10.—One of the
receivers ot the Reading railroad said to
day regarding the great “railroad deal:”
“l have no doubt that President Garrett
w ould like to dispose of some of his Balti
more and Ohio railroad stock at a good
round sum, but you can rest assured that
the I’hiladelptiia and Reading Railroad
Company cannot be usod'to puli chest
nuts out of the tire iu anv such combina
tion as lias boon reported.” The presi
dent oi the Ballimore and Ohio has under
taken a great task in his attempt to get
his railroad line to New Y’ork, ana has
already loaded the company with a good
deal of debt. lie can get to Now York,
tint not upon his own terms, which means
to cut rates as he chooses. Leading ex
ecutive officers of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company say that they have not
boon consulted in regard to the Baltimore
and Ohio deal.
Money for me Militia,
Washington, March 10.—First Comp
troller Durham lias decided that the in
crease in the amount appropriated by the
last Congress from .$200,000 to SIOO,OOO, to
provide arms and equipments tor militia,
does not become available until July I
next, tho beginning of tho next fiscal
year, lie however regards the increase
in the nature of a permanent annual up
Virjjiiiiu’a New Oiumlial.
Washington, March 10.—Tho Presi
dent hna accepted the resignation of 8. L.
G aham as United .Stales Marshal for the
YVestsrn District of Virginia, to take oi
led o* the appointment and qualification
ol bis successor.
Chariest on’s New Cust om House,
Washington. March 10.—Solicitor
McCue left Washington to-day for
Cuurleston, S. C.. on buslucsa iu connec
tion with tbe new custom house author
ized by Congress.
Cleveland’s New l’ost muster.
Washington, March 10.—The Presi
dent has appointed Jumna E. hurgiune
postmaster at Cleveland, Tenn., vioe
Mary 11. Edwards, deceased.
Women Not Kniranoliised,
Boston, March 10.— Tlie House this
afternoon by a vote ol 97 to 01 defeated
the woman suffrage resolution.
A Pall of Kvergresns and Roses Dis
place* the Convention*' Bl aclt—AH
the Month-rs of the Faintly Dressed
In Bright Colors—The Contents of the
Will Not Made Public.
New Y’ork., Mareli, 10—In spite of
rain the streets in the vicinity of Rev.
H. \V. Beecher’s house were crowded
with people this morning. At 8 o’clock
Police Captain Campbell and a squad of
twenty police took up their statious in
front of the house. A large number of
floral emblems were received before the
private services commenced. Two
wreaths of white roses, lilies-of-the-vai
!ey and siniiax, were received by Col.
Beecher’s wife early in the morning,
i’neso bore tha carols of Elleu Terry and
Henry Irving. Jlrs, 8. V. White sent a
pillar of white roses.
The coffin rested in the centre of the
front parlor and was surrounded with a
bank of fragrant flowers. The eweet per
fume of flowers pervaded the air, and on
all sides could be seen floral emblems
from friends and admirers of the dead di
vine. The remains were dressed in a
suit of black broadcloth, with a frock
coat buttoned up and the right hand laid
across the breast. The features were
natural, and there was a smile upon the
iaca. The long gray hair was brushed
back over the cars the same as Mr.
Beecher wore it while alive.
Early in the morning before the ser
vices, Mrs. Beecher went into tbe pailor
and stood by tne coffin for eome time. Bbe
bent over tbe remains, and after implant
ing a kiss upon the cold lips was led into
the back room. Promptly at 9:30o’olock
Rev. Charles H. Hail, ot the Church ol the
Holy Trinity, entered the house. After a
short conversation with Maj. Pond, he
entered the front parlor and commenced
to read the burial service from the ritual
of tbe Episcopal Church. A quartettecon
sistingof AVarrenrath, tenor; C. Chapin,
basso: Mrs. AA’arrenrath, soprano, and
Airs. Lazar Studwetl, contralto, sang
“Jesus, Lover of Aly Soul,” “Beyond
Sighing and W’eeping,” and “Cotne Holy
Spirit.” While the services were in
progress in the house, Company G.,
known as the Plymouth company,
of the Thirteenth regiment, was drawn
up in front of the House on Hicks street.
They were dressed in the regulation uni
form, with white glovis, white belts and
white helmets, Capt. William L. AA’atson
was in oommand.
Only the members of the family and a
few intimate friends were present during
the services at the bouse. The family
were seated in the back parlor. None of
the family dressed in black. Mrs. Beecher
sat near ihe remains during the reading
of the service, aud by her sides were her
sons aud daughters and tbe members of
the family. She bore up wonderfully dur
ing tho whole of the ceremony and was
quite calm.
At the conclusion of the services at the
house Rev. Dr. Hail spoke for 15 minutes.
He was very much affected and evidently
spoke from nis heart. Ho referred to the
strong friendship that for years had ex
isted between them and said that tbe
Iriendship began in tho old slavery days.
Why Mr. Beecher had entertained for him
(Hall) such a strong, unswerving and
lo} al attachment he could not say, but he
could tell why it was that be loved Mr.
Beecher. It was because of bis great
sincerity, his noble mindedness, his love
for all men, bis sinoere sympathy for a
friend in trouble and his many beautiful
traits of personal character.
The members of the family then retired
to other rooms, aud the undertaker’s as
sistants came in and carried the casket
down the steps and to the hearse, which
stood in the rear of the Thirteenth regi
ment. On the coffin was laid a pall of
bright green ferns, intermingled with
many varieties of roses. The Plymouth
Company, which had led the van of the
regiment, as it approached the house
formed eight-file front and fol
lowed the coffin to tho rear,
and then took the position of the
guard of honor. As the coffin was brought
out'of the house the bugle baud of the
regiment sounded a solemn dirge. As
soon as the guard of honor had taken up
its position around the hearse the regi
ment was formed into twelve tile with
arms reversed. The procession then
moved slowly down Clark street until the
hearse passed the lront of
the house. when the mem
bers of tne family who desired got in car
riages in waiting and brought up the rear,
failiug in line as the cortege moved on,
the drum corps playing a funeral march,
with muffled drums.
On arriving at the church the regiment
formed double tile front to receive the
casket at the Orange street entrance, in
front of which the hearse drew up. The
casket was carried in the church up tho
Heury street aisle and placed on a dais
in trout of the pulpit. The pall wasdrawn
back and the sliding top of tho casket
was removed, exposing to view the face
of the dead. The gu il dof honor took up
its position, and tueu the regiment filed
into the church in double tile front,
marched up “tie aisle and passed in
front ot the coffin, breaking ranks and
passing one file on each side and then
down the other aisle to the street. In the
meantime Gen. Horatio C. King played
Beethoven’s burial march as the body
was borne church. _ It is tha
same march that was great
composer’s Mineral will
lie music in the whole
of the time the body ImniainH there. Tho
regiment thou reformed and marched to
the armory.
All the afternoon a long lino of people
passing through the church to view tho
remains continued to increase, and the
rush was so great to gain admission to
tho church that tne police could not keep
the line. It was therefore found neoes
sary to inorease the force of offioers
around the chinch doors. U was with
the utmost difficulty that the regular
worshipers could got inside the
edifice. As tho day advanced
ihe line of people extended
until it reached Fulton street, then down
one side ol the next block aud up the
other, with another wing across Henry
street. It was estimated that nearly
2i),h00 people passed before tbe catafalque
during the day. AH this time there was
music on the grand organ. There were
so many wreaths and bouquets leTt on
the bier that a special place had to be
nude near the platform at the root of tbe
pulpit to receive th< m.
Tbe will of Mr. Beeober was read this
afternoon In the presence of the family.
It is probable that it wiil not be filed lor
probate, as one ul its mala provisions uu
thor'zes the members of the family to
settle among themselves a division of
what there is left, The chief feature of
it is that Mrs. Beecher is first provided
fur. The coutenis of it will not be known
unless tho will is probated, ns it is tha
wish of the tamily that no publication of
its contents should be made. Only the
most Intimate friends of the family,
outside of the family itself,are acquainted
with the provisions of the will, and none
of them will divulge its contents without
Airs. Beecher’s consent. To-night the
Beecher residence was brilliantly lighted
and everything around the house was
made as bright as possible. Mrs. Beecher
had been in her late husband’s room a
great part of the afternoon looking over
his papers. It seems a (Flight to her to
be near where her husband spent much of
his time. The • members ot the family
were dressed in bright clothing, as though
going to church on Sunday,and everything
around was made as light and cheerful
as possible In accordance with tue otten
expressed wish of Mr. Beeober in the
case of such an event as the sad oue just
Alanv visitors called during the day on
visits Of condolence to Airs. Beecher, aud
runny flowers were sent. Only the most
intimate friends were, however, received
in the house. Among the hundreds of
persous who left cards were clergymen
and strangers from all sections of the
oountry. About 9 o’clock Heury George
and Dr. MeGlynn left their cards.
The church to-uight until 11 o’clock
was more crowded than during the after
noon. The line of people waiting to view
the remains extended from the church to
Fulton street, nearly three blocks, and
one block down Fulton. Polioemeu were
stationed every five yards to keep the
rauks trom being broken. There will be
no change in the arrangements for the
public funeral services to-morrow as
published already. Rev. T. DoAVitt Tal
niage was among the clergymen who vis
ited the church to-day.
The President Chooses Another Sa
vannahian to Go to St. Petersburg.
AVashington, Alareh 11).—The Presl
dent to-day appointed Uharlton H. Way,
of Savannah, Consul General at St. Pe
tersburg in plaoe of Gen. P. M. B. Y’oung.
Senators Browu and Colquitt and Repre
sentative Norwood, the latter especially,
were active in recommending him.
Col. Charlton H. Wav is well known in
this State aud Alabama. Hu is a native
oi this State and was born in Liberty
county, but bis father removed to this
city wueu Col. AVay was a youth. He
was educated at tbe Georgia Alilitary In
stitute, and ou tbe completion of his edu
cation be entered into business as a cot
ton merchant. Ou the breaking out ot the
war betweeu the States Col. Way raised a
company ot artillery. ’Col. AV ay rose by
promotion aud when Lieutenant Colonel
served as Adjutant on the
stuff of Gen. llenry R. Jackson.
He afterwards became Colonel of tlie
Fifty-fourth Georgia Volunteers (Infan
try) and served with his command dur
ing the war. At the end of the struggle
he again eulered into mercantile life, and
conducted a cotton business part of the
time in this city and part of the time in
Montgomery, Ala., though Savaunah has
always been his home.
Col. Way represented Georgia as com
missioner at the Paris expositions of 18(57
and 1878. Recently be has carried on the
business ot a real estate and stoeg broker.
Col. Way is a gentleman of pleasing ad
dress aud has many other qualifications
for the position to which he has been ap
Col. Way, who is about 50 years of age,
has spent a considerable portion of the
past twenty years in Europe, and is thor
oughly acquainted with the French lan
guage, the court tongue of the old world.
Report of the Agricultural Depart
ment l'or March.
Washington, Aiarch 10.—The March
report of the Department of Agriculture
oi the distribution of wheat and corn
shows that 36 per cent, of the crop of corn
is still In the farmers’ hands, a smaller
proportion than in March, 1885 and 18S6,
but larger than in 1831. It is estimated
that the remainder is 603,000,000 bushels.
The estimated proportion held lor home
consumption Is 315,01)0.000 bushels, leav
ing 283,000,000 for transportation beyond
tbe county linos.
Tne proportion of the merchantable oorn
is 86 per oent., making the quality of the
crop comparatively high, 80 being the
average percentage iuereuautabl in a
series of years.
Tlie amount of wh?at on band is 27 py
cent, ol the crop, oi about 122,000,00(5
bushels, against 107,000,000 last year, and
169,000,000 iu Aiarch, 1885, the largest sur
plus of the largest oropevor grown, li Is
3,ooo,ooobushels more than in March, 1881,
and 24,000,000 bushels more than In 1882,
alter the shortest crop of recent years.
The proportion held for local consump
tion is 194,000,000 bushels, and the pro
portion to be shipped beyond county lines
203,000,000 bushels. The quality of the
crop is unusually good in the principal
wheat-growing sections, the average
weight being 58,8 pounds per bushel.
Statistics of the February Report
of tlie Nutional Exchange.
New Orleans, March 10.—The Feb
ruary report of tue National Cotton Ex
change gives the cotton In the United
States for the six months ending Feb. 28,
1887. compared with the corresponding
period in the years 1884-85 and 1835-86 as
1846-7 1883-8 1884-6
bales. bale*. bnlcs.
Port receipt* 4, 765,C10 4,530,0*6 4,3114,067
Totul ovormad ship
ment* 924,864 815,717 710,413
Of Which to mills ... 610.30# 60.1,062 471,166
Of which lo ports... 246 *226 176.360 181.816
Of which to Canada. 19,175 17.867 13,124
Jo transit overland. 89,963 28,430 87,387
Total taking of
Northernspinncrs.l, 238,867 1,8:8,353 1,037,*412
At sea between ports 20,074 28,552 27.405
Exports to Grout
Britain 2.111,971 1,568,172 J,918,i3l
Export* to France. 430,790 810,718 817,491
Export* to continent
and channel 900,48! 1,0!.850 867.627
Total export* 8,419,242 2.887,246 8.098,865
Stork* at United
State* ports 845,450 1,029,536 797,772
Spinners taking* in
February 181,523 181,281 106,220
Overland shiumont*
in February 70,238 87,904 48,049
An Fditor CowhidoU.
Charlotte, N. C., March 10.—Col.
Paul B. Means, an ex-meraber of the
Statu Legislature and a prominent poli
tician, entered the Times printing office
at Concord this evening and oowhidod
John It. Sherrill. Hm editor. The difficulty
grew out of publications mode with re
gard to some local matter.
The Accused Admit* Mis Excess of Hot
ter Halves bat Allege* that. He Loft
Two of Them on Account of Their
Fnlthlessne**—the I’rUouer Held iu
Default of Hail.
Bainbridge, Ga., March 10.—Mrs. J.
F. Hawley, the lady who died yesterday
from the effects of morphine, an accoupt
of which appeared iu the Alokning News
to-day, was buried to-day, and imme
diately ou his return from the gravo Mr.
Hawley was arrested under a warrant
charging him with bigamy. The basis of
the warrant was a letter trom a gentle
man of Fort Mason, Fla., saying that
Hawley is still tue husband of two living
wives, one at Y’alatka, Fla., and another
at Goldsboro, N. C., and giving tbe name
of at least oue witness to tho marriage of
the Florida lady. This lady, it appears,
is in some way connected with tho writer,
who seemed apprehensive that Hawley
would tuke alarm uuu liee before hecouid
be confronted with his accusers. The
Florida woman, he says, has one child by
Hawley, and the North Carolina woman
two. Hawley is 25 years old. below me
dium size, wears a sandy moustache, and
has blue eyes and is by trade a house
painter. tVhsn arrested he admitted
having been married in North Carolina
several years ago, but suvs be was di
vorced on the scriptural ground. He also
admits bis marriage to the Florida lady,
whom he married in South Carolina, but
claims that he lett her for tbe same reason.
He appeared to bo under tlie impression
that he only had to convince the court oi
their violation of their marriage vows In
order to acquit himself of any violation
of the law without a divorce. On being
arrested lie waived commitment and was
sent to jail in default of SSOO bond.
A Request for a Requisition—Con
victed of Mail Robbery.
Atlanta, Ga., March 10. —The follow
ing dispatoh was received at the Execu
tive Department this morning from Au
gusta, signed by AV. Daniel, Sheriff, and
C. H. Cohen, City Solicitor:
“Requisition papers have been for
warded you for one \V. AV. Snyder, under
a warrant for keeping a gambling bouse.
He lias escaped from custody and is under
arrest at Columbia. 3. C. He had a hear
ing before the Supremo Court at Colum
bia at 10 o’clock to-day for a discharge.
AV ire the Governor of South Carolina to
hold the defendant until papers at rive
and notify the court. Answer imme
A reply was sent to the effect that in
tho absence of the Governor the parties
must make their requisition to the Gov
ernor ol South Carolina.
James M. Brewer, a mail contractor
arid earrior on the route from Cuba to
Pushmataha, Ala., arrested about a year
ago at the Instance of Inspector Aloore
on a charge of robbing tbe mails, was
tried at Birmingham yesterday and con
victed. He seoured aoout S6OO out of five
registered letters, but claimed that he
was attacked ou the road and robbed.
The Union Alutual Life Insurance Com
pany, ol Portland, Ale., one ol tbe compa
nies that filed a statement with tbe Comp
troller but failed to pay tbe fees Aiarch
2, settled to-day, and a license to do busi
ness for the year was issued.
The United States Court found Itself
without money to-day to pay running ex
penses. Clerk Buck and Alarshal Nelms
advanced $2,000, and will advance mure
when needed.
Idst of the Officers Fdcctert at the
liiennia) Session at Rome.
Rome, Ga., March 10.—The biennial
session of tbe'Grand Counoil of the
Royal Arcanum of the State of Georgia
met In this city to-day. There were rep
resentatives present from about thirty
councils in tha State. The following
officers were elected for the ensuing two
years: A. C. Harmon, of Savannah,
Grand Regent; R. J. Powell, ot Barnes
ville, Grand Vice Regent; A. T. Sim
mons, ot Rome, Grand Orator; C. 8. Con
nect, of Savannah, Grand Secretary;
R. H. Flanders, of Macon, Grand
Treasurer; G. S. Pryor, of At
lanta. Grsud Guide; (J. B. La-
Unite, of Gainesville. Grand Chaplain;
J. AV. Debeaugrine, of Barnesville, Grand
Warden; J. AV. Dillon, oi Thomaivllle,
Grand Sentry; Representative to the Su
premo Council, Charles H. Hausoll, of
Thomasville; alternate, Bascomb Aiyrick,
of Savannah. To* Supremo Regent of tbe
Royal Arcanum ot the United States,
A. C. Trlnpe, of Baltimore, was present
and installed the olticers elected. A grand
banquet was given at tho Rome Hotel to
night by tbe Hill City Couticil in honor ol
the occasion.
Sherman at JTiACksonviUe,
Jacksonville, Fi.a., March 10.—Sena
tor S‘. rman and party arrived here at
7:45 o’clock this morning, be lift an hour
and a half le'e. This has caused them to
defer their trip to St. Augustine until
alter their return Irorn Cuba. They left
i his afternoon for Sanford en route to
Tampa and Havana.
Senator Sherman said to a renorterthls
morning: “1 want to correct an errone
ous impression. While at breakfast this
morning 1 saw in the Washington Siar a
long article sotting forth the object of my
trip to Florida, anu staling that it was
purely a political trip. The fact is that I
nave not heard politic# mentioned since l
lett AVaehinaton. AV wore tired out af
ter Congress completed its work aud
made up a party and started down here
simply for recreation. 1 am out of
politics just now. 1 do not want
politic* to enter ray head for two weeks.
I will not say a word about politics übtfl
1 reach Nashville on my return. There 1
take up the political siring again aud
will hold to It for some timo.”
Senator Sbermnn expressed himself as
agreeably disappointed by tne condition
of tbe railroads in tbe South and by many
signs notloeabl* everywhere of improve
ment since hie last- visit. He was also
greatly delighted with toe balmv weather
here. •
Senator Sherman and party lett for
South Florida and Havana this afternoon.
Cheap Rules to Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aiarch JO.—lt is
announced that tbe Southern railroad
line* loading into this State have deolded
to run special cheap excursions into
Florida from all Important points in the
South on Aiarch 15, 22 and 29. Tbe first
excursions authorized from Ohio river
poiuts have brought large crowds of peo
ple here. The fare will be a little user lu.
per mile.
Socking a Connection with the
Soiph Florida Railroad.
Longavood, Fi,a„ Alaroh 10—The
Florida Midland railway, which was
completed to this poiut a short time ago,
is now putting iu a connection with tho
South Florida railroad. This will give
Apopka and vicinity connection with
Jacksonville over the Jacksonville, Tam
pa and lvoy AVest, competing with the
Florida Railway and Navigation system.
Lou gw ood will in turn gain anew outlet
over the Florida Railway and Naviga
tion. There are rumors of a fine union
depot at this point for the two roads.
A woodworking faotory is soon to be
started here in pluce of that ot Air.
Demens’, who has moved to his new
toivu of Oak laud.
There seem* to be a general complaint
that orange trees, especially seedlings,
are not blooming a* freely as usual, but
it is perhaps a little early yet to fear a
small crop, us the blooms may come yet.
Funner County Items.
SumTervillb, Fla., March 10.—Sum
ter county is known throughout the State
as the ‘-Banner county” for the reason
that it is the ‘‘Banner county” Democrat
ically speaking.
Circuit Court for this oounty convenes
on Maroh 15. Quite a number of very im
portant cases are to be tried.
As there will be election for Judge of
this circuit (Fiftb) when the Legislature
meets, it is thought that Hon. AV. A.
Hooker, our ex-So!icitor, will be tho
Large shipments of strawberries are
mado from this section. This portion of
Florida is called “Egypt” ou account of
the feftility of Us soil.
Georgia has contributed in no small
degree to the population of this county.
Those of her citizens who have caßt their
lots here with us are people pf thrift and
energy. The most desirable office in tbe
county, that of Clerk of the Circuit
Court, is filled by a young Georgian, who
was only 26 years of age when he as
sumed charge.'
John Brown on the Right Tack.
Charleston, S. C., March 10.—John
Brown, Jr., son of John Brown of Harp
er’s Ferry, has written a letter to Mnj.
, llenry E. Young warmly approving of
the disposition made of his recent contri
bution lo the earthquake fund. Air-
Brown’s money was turned over to tho
Confederale Home. He says that when
the non-combatauts of the war have
passed away there will be little left Of tbe
“bloody ohastn.” and that the men who
fought each other can now fully compre
hend the moaning of the worn Irateruity.
Death at Columbus.
Columbus. Ga., March 10.—Carlisle
Terry, Jr., a member of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Surveying Corps,
died at his father’s bouse in this city
about midnight.
Capt. Eads Dead.
Nassau, N. P., Aiarch 10.—Capt. James
B. Fiaus died here Maroh 8, of pneu
Capt. James B. F’.ads was 67 years of
age, and as a civil engineer had an en
viable reputation in this country and in
Europe. He was a sMbmade man, and
in early life was a clerk on a Mississippi
river steamboat. He soon struck out for
himself, however, and engaged in the
business of raising wrecks in the Missis
sippi and other AVestern rivers. He was
a hard student, and at the breaking
oat of the war between the States
ho enjoyed in St. Louis and other
AVestern towns quite a reputation as
au engineer who was capable of
managing great undertakings. He was
given the contracts for buildlhggunboats
lor service on Western rivers, and he
built many of them on plans furnished by
himself. At the close of the war be had
wealth and a national reputation. His
first great work after the war was the
construction of the bridge at Bt. Louis
across the Mississippi river. That rang,
nificent structure, which cost $8,000,-
000, was an entire success. He then
proposed to deepen tue channel
at the luoutu of the Mississippi river, and
to accomplish that he made a proposition
to the government which was accepted
by Congros#. He then set to work and
built the famous Mississippi jetties, which
gave New Orleans deep water to the sea,
and benefited the commerce of that city
to the extent of millions of dollars annu
ally. He noxt proposed to build a ship
railway across tho Isthmus of Tehuante
pec, and seoured concessions from the
government of Mexico for that
purpose. He sought aid from
tho government, and a bill for
that purpose was before Congress
for several years. F'ailing to secure its
passage he withdrew it and introduced
another which simply incorporated his
ship railway company. That bill passed
the Senate a few days before Congress ad
journed, and an effort wns made to pass it
in tbe House, but owing to the rush
of business during tbe closing hours of
Congress it failed. Capt. Eads was a
genial, companionable man, and had a
very persuasive way f presenting his
undertakings to those he wished to inter
est in them. He was a man of extraordi
nary ability, not only in the line or his
profession, but also in other directions.
The Rlicin Summing iu.
Norfolk, Va„ Alaroh 10—The steam
ship Itheiu passed in the capes at 11:40
o’oiook this morning under her own
steam. Her decks were crowded with
passengers. Everything appeared to be
moving satisfactorily. •
The Rhein was gut off by the Baker
Salvage Company. She went ashore
Tuesday morning at 2 o’clocle.in a dense
fog. There wenf about ninety-five pas
senger* aboard, all of whom were emi
grants and were lit the steerage. There
was an accident.
landing the passengers.
Baltimore, March 10.—Tee steamship
Itheiu is expected to reach this port early
to morrow. Soventv-fiveof her passengers
were landed at Newport News by tbe
steami r Richmond, und sixty at Norfolk
by tbe AVyauoke. Those passenger* will
reach liulttmore to-morrow by the Bay
Hue steamer.
Si an ley at Cape Town.
Cape Town, Aiarch 10.—The Stanley
expedition for tbe relief of Emir Bey,
which left Zanzibar about two weeks
ago, arrived here last evening. It will
proceed to-day to the Congo river, and
Mr. Stanley says he will get. tbera by
March 18, tnrer days earlier than he had
expected to. * The men composing tbe
expedition are all in fine condition.
Appeal ol’ (lie Anarchism.
Chicago, Alaroh 10.—An Ottawa, 111.,
speoial states that tbo Illinois .Supremo
Court has decided to boar arguments on
motions lor anew trial for the Haymar
kst Auaicblsts next Thursday. The mo
tion will be argued orally,two hours being
allowed to eauh of the six attorneys.
irmcr-sio ATEAR.I
j b CAN Is A COT V. {
Two Bon Fall to Bury Their ParrnMr
After Their Death—Whether There
Was Foul I’lay Still Uncertain—N* W
Brunswick the Scene Where the Hore
ror la Laid.
Nkw Brunswick, N. J., March 10.—,
The Denmead lamlly have for years !ur- ;
ntailed gossip for t he people of New Bruns*
wick. Eccentric and wealthy, yet living'
in squalor in a wretched hovel under
ground, they have tarnished material lor
many a newspaper story. For the past
two mouths rumors relative to the condi*
tlonof Mrs. Samuel Deninead have been
flying about. It being utterly impossible
to secure entrance to the hovel owing to
the Serco conduot of Samuel Denmead.
r.o one solved the mystery ntll to-day..
The theory that Mrs. Denmead was deadi
gained ourrenoy lor two reasons—because
she had not been seen toe ovt *wo month*#
and because her husband, Hamuel, reflj
oeutly ordered coflius by whol&ale frotN
a local carpenter.
A warrant for the arrest of tho Bmm
meads was issued this afternoon iMPb
complaint of. Mre. Brundage, or Pica*
taway, nr.d Chief of Police Fouratt, ac*.
oompanied by ofllcers, reporters and rela
tives ol the Denmeads, proceeded to the
hovel. On reachiug the door they were
confronted by John Denmead, out) of the
brothers, who attempted to prevent their*
entrance, but he was easily overpowered.
As tue door opened a (rightful stench as*
sailed the nostrils oi the party. Johu
Denmead, seeing that resistance was use*
less, procured a light and led the way
into the rear room, whereupon the same
bed lay the dead bodies of Cornelia nmk
Ho burl Denmead, horribly decomposed.
When asKod Why the faot of his reia*.
fives’ death had not been made known*
Jobu lieumead said: “We were afraitf
they would be taken away from us.”'
Ottioers were placed on guard at the hovel,
and John and Samuel Denmead were
taken inlocustody. A Coroner’s jury has
been impaneled to determine the causa
of the death of the Dei,meads. John
Denmead says that they both died tiva
weeks ago, and that he wanted to havq
them buried aud out oi the way, but
Samuel would not listen to it. The bodies
have been removed by order oi County
Physician Rice. When Samuel was taken
into the wash room of thejail to be given,
a bath he fought like a tiger. The Coro*
net’s jury will meet Monday.
Tho Ex-Premier to Lead the Fight
Against Coercion.
London. March 10.—Mr. Gladstone ha*
informed his party that he himself will
load the opposition to the coercion hill in
Parliament. The Liberals will cohtintia
their efforts against too bill until Easter,
maintaining in the meantime active agi*
tution throughout the oouiitry.
• A sensation has been caused by tilt
publication of Gen. Sit* Reavers Bullet’*
evidence before the land commissions, it
appears that Gen. Bullet- testified that
what law there was in counties Kerr) *
Clare and Cork v.as on the side of tta
rich, and he expressod the opinion that it
would be a serious matter witn Ttieic
grievances uuredressed to attempt to aupv
press by force the tenants’ right to openly
associate for protection of tueir interests#
A majority or the tenants, he said,
struggled to pay their rents, and whera
they could did pay, but in a great many
cases the rente were too high and such a*
the tenants could not pay. He said,
there never would be peace in Ireland
until them bad been established a count
having strong coercive powers over bad
landlords aud protective powers oven
poor tenants.
The Pall Mali Gazette declares that tba
facts attested by Gen. Buller come like a.
flash of vivid lightning, revealing the
naked horrors of organized injustice in
Ireland, it says:' “No crime which
moonlighters or dynamiters can commit
will be comparable to tne criminality of
giving another day’s grace lo the foul
fabric of legalized wrong erected on
Irish soil, a latino which the Tories how
seek to buttress by lurtber misdeeds.”
The Paruellue members of Parliament
propose to raise the debaie on the Blue
Book modifications of Gen. Butler’s evi*
dence be loro tne Land Commission. It is
asserted that Commissioner Knipes’ ver
sion contains several important passages,
chiefly condemning coercion, which were
eliminated In the oflielal version.
Lon don. March 10.—In the House of
Commons this evening Sir James Fer*
gueon. Under Foreign Secretary, said
that the government had caused in
quiries to be made in Bulgaria win
rofcrence to the reports that political
prisoners hud been maltreated, and it had
been learned fron> offlolals m Sofia who
had visited the prisoners that the latter
had no complaints to make about their
Sir James Ferguson, Parliamentary
Secretary lor the Colonies, stated in the
House of Commons this afternoon than
the railway being constructed by the Rus
sian government from the eastern sbora
of the Caspian sea had reached Charjul
on tho river Oxus. Sir James added tnC
the. British government bad no reason to
Believe that Russia was massing troop*
there. •
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Italy’s Fort folios. •
Rome, March 10.—Premier da Pretin
staled in the Chamber of Deputies to-day
that iC.ng II urn tier t, on aeoount of the
difUculties attending all attempts
anew Ministry in the present
of nlfuirs, had refused to aooept tue resig-
nations tendered by the present Minis
ters. The Ministers, Signor de Pretis 4
added, worn ■ therefore remala in theRMR
respective :bco. for the present, andijH
goverumci >• i '<•. expect a loriuuL|flM|
by the Chamber approving their oouim
An Explosion or Melinite.
Paris. March 10.—An explosion of
melinite, anew explosive, ooourred to
day in tue arsenal at Beitort. The acci
dent happened in the workshop where
tue projectiles are charged. One man
was blown to pieces, another had his
head torn off, a third ctled within a lew
minutes arter the explosion and three.)
others have since died, making a total oil
six killed. Eleven meu wetu iDjured*
The accident waß due to tho
of a shell. “
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French Naval Manoeuvres.
Toulon. March 10.—Impoalng naval
mau'uVres were begun here to-day. The
fleet engaged in the demonstration ‘num
bers thirty-eight nien-pt-war and nine
ironclads. The principal event on to- I
day’s programme waa the attempt of the J
squadron to force She passage of imagl. J
uary straits defended by torpedo boats, m

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