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EMPIRE of the kaiser.
a bitter fight on th k kcci.k-
A SIASTICAIi BILL).
- h( . Catholic Pres* UDcess'ngln Its Ho.-
Mlltv-Herr Wlndrlmrst’s SubniUatou
OalT Provisional-Negotiations for an
A “l.c With Italy Stm m Progress—
Frenchman Cedar tlio Ben.
cwiaht** by Yn,kA •• oetated Pr ”’- mi
Berlin. April 9.~The ecclesiastical
bill has been Axed us the order of the day
in tbe Unterbaus lor April 20. At u re
cent short conference the National
Liberal leaders were disposed to asseut
to the bill, after station in the course of
debate tbat their acceptance would be
conditional on no further ooncee
,lon9 being made. During the
vacation the controversy has be
come most bitter. The unoeasing hostile
language of the Catholic press has caused
‘ rtvulslon in the pacific mood oi the
National Liberal and Conservative
naners. Instead of now discussing ac
eeDtance 01 the measure as passed by the
Oberbaus, the National Liberals are dis
nosed to reject the bill unless all of Bishop
Korn's amendments are stricken out.
in delerenoe to Prince Bismarck they
will consent to the udoptiou of tue
original bill, but will not go a step be
yond On the other hand the Centre
i,artv brines forward proposals, includ
ing those which the committee of tue
Oberhaus refused to entertain.
HERR WINDTHORST’S ATTITUDE.
Herr Windthoret’s reported submission
to the Vatican is ouly provisional. It the
Conservative and National Liberal groups
oppose entire freedom of so-called religious
oiiiers, including the right of tuition in
schools, the Centre will maintain war.
As these very points find the bitterest op
position tue chauees oi a pacifio settle
ment seem remote. Intense irritation
prevails on both sides. The Centrists
avow Lbeir readiness to submit to the
euria, but maiutain that Prince Bis
marck has outwitted the Vatican and
that Mgr. Galimberti’s mission was
a failure. The National Liberals consider
that Prince Bismarck has been grossly
deceived in trying to dominate the Centre
party through the Pope. The Cologne
Gazette of yestertlay predicts that Princ i
Bismarck will be ready to go still further
m making concessions, and will yield to
the demand of thu Centrists for ail ot the
h u pp proposals. While it is beyond
doubt that the opposition of the Conser
vatives and National Liberals will detent
the combined Centrists and new German
Liberals, and (bat the bill will be referred
to committee, it may require a decisive
exercise of the government's influence to
prevent its rejection.
THE FISCAL PROPOSALS.
The fiscal proposals in course of prepa
ration for the Keichstag are now known
to include a nesv consumers’ tax on
brandy, a sugar bill abolishing the tax on
raw lieet root material and substituting a
tax on sugar lor consumption, and also a
reformed Bourse tux. It is believed that
tue proposals will be iramed in conao
nance with the fiscal policy of tue Na
tional Liberal party. Not a whisper is
now heard in Ministerial organs suggest
ive of monopolies 111 brandy and tobacco.
THE ALLIANCE WITH ITALY.
Negotiations for the appointment of a
successor to Herr von Keudeil, as Ger
man Ambassador to Italy, continue. It is
reported that Minister von PutUamer
has been in Home incognito since Sunday
last and that be will return to-morrow'.
Count Herbert Bismarck is mentioned as
special envoy charged with the comple
tion oi the Austro-German-ltalian alli
ance.
The Tagobiait publishes an Interview
with Signor Cnspl, the Italian Minister
of tho interior, to the effect that the new
Italian .Ministry is strongly in favor of
the alliance. Signor Crisp! said:
‘•France, notwithstanding its Democra
cy, is Italy's enemy, 'those who talk
about a Frauco-Dalian alliance are eith
er idiots or intriguers.”
The Easier festival is in full swing to
day. The weather wits clear and cold.
Countless thousands were abroad. The
tbeuucs were reopened, and ail places o?
amusement were thronged. The Em
peror aud bis whole family attended a
communion service in !he palace Thurs
day,
FRENCHMEN UNDER SURVEILLANCE.
A decree issued at Strasbourg to-day
applies to nil Frenchmen the order of
1).-comber, IBBG, according to which any
one c uinecte t with the French army de
s.ring to soj oil'll in Alsace nod Lorraine
must previously obtain permission of the
German authorities. The French press
ciniinines to give authentic accounts ol
severities practiced upon French sympa
thizers. Prince Houeniobe, Governor of
Ai -iC' and Lorraine, has instructed the
officials to conciliate the people aid nover
to interfere unless there should occur an
epeu breach of the law, French papers
auiiounce the wanton arrest of a number
el youths at Seaborn. The facts are that
u large number of young French Alsa
dans gathered in front of Iho Mairie, tore
jbe German flag to shreds and broke the
hag stall Five oi iho offenders were ar
rested and will t,e tried. A circular first
stilt to the singiug societies of Strasbourg
Inviting their adueienoa to the terms upon
which the government will permit their
continuance, has beeti distributed
throughout ail the commune of Alsace
and Lorraine, aud societies tailing to
submit to the government’s terms beiore
April 10 will be dissolved. These aud
otuer measures show that the govern
m nt will not permit public demonstra
tions or private conspirings in favor of
fiance,
ANTOINE’S EXPULSION.
I ae family of Antoine, the Protester
lb legate who was expelled from Ger
hianj, are preparing to leave Mefz. They
will settle at Nancy. Antoine pro
boves to domicile himself at Frank
orL tv bile ho retains bis seat
m V ,e '’®' c bstng the government will not
jnoiest Rim it he maintains the same pru
dent reserve that has marked his course
vuice his expulsion.
Since the police of Hamburg discovered
secret Socialist club on Wednesday,
1 'zing a number of documents and pant-
S., *•' streets have been made daily.
‘ “ clu,) " affiliated with similar
gani/ations in Stettin, Konigsberg,
tuenau and elsewhere, aud in these
rule, h many arrests have been made.
’Rs persons taken Into custody at
C,. " r .f "* Went Steinlatt, editor of tho
Burger Zeitung.
I he Kieuz Zeitung says that the library
Gnu. l-'fopold von Hiinke. the his
,,, Ra* beeu sold to an American
n Martwlg finds that the most
c'i',, manuscripts left by Von Ranke
nwr, 14 dupious diary slid n book of
whiM \- 0f Kt'vernment, the latter of
v, 1 , n Banks prepared for King
Maximilian, of Bavaria.
,N * <IK VIDST's LIEUTENANTS ARRESTED
LiV i' 11 r wus r® c *nHy arrested ai
Herr v Wylng to smuggle copies of
Hr iu" , 1 * Freihoit across the border,
noli, ", >e " n , H 'iirendered liv tue Belgian
h, "A® l ' K ''’ruman authorities.
k,r 1,1 I’lannkuch, for me rI v a mom*
n,„„" Beiohstag, miil Herr Helen-
Vok.fr .a ** °* ** ,,J •iippriwied paper
w, 1 have !>f*t* ll nmu*nced to mx
i, r „. mpr sounientalCassul lor holding
yon i in lad lni ()t | ni{i
.1,, " blginent of the Supreme Court of
th* h “*oe*n "fill to the Minister of
' 0r ' Belflllng the Scope of the
•■I ij, ‘ 4,4 Jrsatv regaiiling naturalized
eu , ‘ : 11 nffirm that acquisition of
i ”P in ilia Iniu-d Htaifs with so
l r ‘ *Menoe there ol rtvu y*ar
•TllltSllShil. 11l Oeiiusiy,
‘‘l ' *" nil '•'•urning will bu liable to
"''la Gwimauy or to itauquue
BIjA INF’S lIJLNESS.
The Physician Not at all Alarmed
ly th;- Fiver Attack.
Chicago, April !).—a dispatch was re
ceived by Mr. Blaine's sons last night to
the effect tbat his symptoms were still
quite favorable, and that neither pneu
monia nor typhoid had developed. Mr.
Blaine had some fever, but his physician
was not alarmed. It is believed Mr.
Blaine will be in Chicago some time next
week.
SICK WHEN HE ARRIVED.
i'T- Louis, April 9.—A special from
Fort Gibson, 1, TANARUS., says: ‘-Air. Blaine
was suffering irom a severe cold Sunday
afternoon last when he arrived at Gibson
station. The government ambulance
met the party at the station, but ouly the
ladies of the party could be taken to the
post. Next morning an ambulance re
turned for Mr. Blaine. He was able to sit
up in the conveyance, but looked pale
and thin. On reaohlng the Dost he went
i° the residence of Col. J. ,1. Coppering and
has not been out of tho house since. Dr.
Charles P. Berne, Post Surgeon, referred
all questioners to Cof. Coppinger. That
gentleman had little to say, as he did
not wish to create unnecessary
alarm. He said: ‘Mr. Blaine is suffer
ing from a heavy cold, accompanied bv
remittent fever and was quite sick, but
to-night has a favorable pulse.’ Col.
Coppinger repeated that Air. Blaine was
quite sick. The whole parly expects to
leave for the North in the morning. A
train will be at Gibson station for them
at 6 o’clock. The soldiers detailed to sit
up with Mr. Blaine last night report hliu
quite siok, but could not say whether his
symptoms werealaruiiug or not.”
GOING TO CHICAGO.
Augusta, Mb, April 9,—Mr. Manly
received the following dispatch from
Emmons Blaine to-day: “Father is bet
ter to-day and leaves Fort Gibson Mon
day morning for Chicago,”
A TYPICAL DEIS PE ft A DO,
He Faces a Posse Single Handed and
Comes Out Victorious.
Chicago, April 9.—A special from
Cameron, Tex., gives particulars of a
fatal light Thursday night near Hock
lodge, Milam county, between officers ot
the law and a noted desperado named
William JacoDS. Some weeks ago .Jacobs
killed a man in Milam oouuty and went
in hiding. Thursday the Sheriff' learned
tbat .Jaoobs was stopping with a friend
named Ira Bounds, who lives twelve
miles south of Hock lodge. Deputy
Sheriffs John Pickett. Lee Poole and
Frank McCall were detailed to arrest
him. Accompanied by a posse of half a
dozen citizeus they rode up to Bounds’
larm and quietly surrounded the house.
AS BRAVK AS A LION.
Hardly bad the horsemen appeared In
frout of tbe house before the door opened
and Jacobs stepped outside with a
Wiuchesier in his band. With the bra
vado of a Dorn desperado, he surveyed the
officers lor a moment ami quietly raised
his rifle and began a single-banded bat
tle with the six men. His first bullet
pierced tbe body ot Deputy Sheriff Poole,
who fell irom nis horse dead. Simulta
neously the posse opened tire upon Ja
cobs, who stood unscathed. Deputy
McCall was wounded in the arm, while a
member of the posse named Baroour was
struck on the head by a glancing ball
and rendered insensible.
JACOBS ESCAPES.
After emptying his fourteen repeating
rifle at the officers Jacobs threw the giui
away, and drawing a revolver ran to the
rear of the yard followed by a iihower of
bullets, and miraculously succeeded in
escaping to the woods. Another posse
has gone to the assistance or the officers,
who are scouring the country for Jacobs
with the avowed intention of lynching
him as soon as captured. Barbour oan
not live and he is a raving maniac.
BLAZING PBUiUUS.
A Wide Expanse of Country Burned
Over in Dakota.
Higmore, Dak.. April 9.—An immense
prairie fire is raging about a mile south of
town. Citizens came out yesterday and
a tire-break two miles wide was made,
saving the town from further danger.
This afternoou the temperature was 95
in tho<*>hade.
Immense prairie fires burned over the
south half of Laxe county last night.
Some twenty-five farmers lost their
houses, barns, stock and grain. France
Keller was burned to death between his
burning house and barn. Tue Madison
lire department was called out. Reports
Irom various points 111 North and Central
Dakota statu that rain has been falling
this atternoon, and to-night lor ihe first
time in many months, greatly improving
the crop prospects and removing the
danger of prairie fires.
damage.
Huron. Dak., April 9.—A prairie fire
last night, swept over a great portion ol
Grant township, in this oounty, doing
immense damage.
FIRE IN TH R ZEI TUNG OFFICE.
Flames Unaccountably Burst from
Under a Stairway.
New York, April 9.—Fire started un
accountably under tho staircase iu the
mailing department of the New York
Zeitung at 2 o’clock this morning, aud
before it could be subdued bad eaten out
the inside of the little building which is
in the rear of the Zeitung publication
office on Frankfort street. The Zeiiung
hud just gone to press, but work in tbe
press room, which is direotly under
the mailing department, bad to lie
abandoned, aaid for a time
it was feared that tho press s would be
destroyed. The paper came out, however,
three or four hours late. I'he dauuine to
tho building was $2,000, but the damage
to the Zeitung, by the complete dost tic
tioti of tbe apparatus by which 15.000
copies of the paper were mailed daily, is
incalculable in money value. The work
of replacing tbe destroyed blocks will be
long and tedious,
STARVATION AND DEATH.
A Horrible Discovery on a Farm in
Central New York.
Syracuse, N. Y., April 9.—John Hol
land, aged 77 years, was found dead in a
farm bouse near tais city to-day. His
wife was by his side, just alive, Bhe said
her husband died ton days ugo from cold
and starvation. This atternoon she told
a terrible story of abuse on the part ot
her m poos', Jerry Reagan, woo owned
tho farm. It Is thought that she Is out ol
her head In consequence ol her sufferings.
The house whore the couple were found
was squalid. They nad drawn mattresses
up to the Ktove to tie on.
CiKilnel !ii-< liorcati’s Mamlain.
QI'KHKG, April 9.—lt Is generally un
do, stood mat the tnatldute Issu and by ( sr
(linul Taschcreau ngainat the Kolgliia of
Labor will h" withdrawn. It la said that
in case foe Knignls cannot effect an un
demanding with tbe church If re they
will form a pilgrimage to auino American
city where they call ntualn obaoltilion.
I lit lwr 1411(1 lii’gialsl Mill.
IMIIMUMi I'a . April 9 I lie
Knighm of Labor convention adjourn, and
sine dm thisafidrnooti alter having taken
action on twenty-live bills buior (he
legislature, only two > f wbiolt vm con
ilcuineil Acl mill tea of three was .10-
fi m si tnicinain at Harrisburg to watch
labor kgiaUiion,
SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. APRIL 10.1887 -TWELVE PAGES.
LOW T!ATI’S FOR ACTORS.
\ BOUGH .IOU : 'N THE INTISR-
M'ATf. COMMISSION.
Ton thousand I’etltloiia l‘or Day to he
Showered on ilia Uulucky Coimnta
sioners The National Amu seine.'lit
Protective Asanctstion Orgaiily. 1 at
Chicago—Big Claims .Made tortile i'ro
feaalou.
Chicago, April 9. ihe managers and
other representatives of different theatri
cal ink rests met at Uoolcy’s Theatre to
day to toko action designed t > avert the
disastrous effects to traveling companies
by the interstate railroad law. Col. Alc-
Cauiloccupied the ohair, and about thirty
other managers and representatives of
different theatres in Chicago were pres
ent. The name recommended for tho or
ganization “The National Amuse
ment Protective Association,” to have
its headquarters iu Chicago. A coui
mitta presented a memorial or peti
tion to the Interstate Railroad
Commission. Copies ol this are to tie
sent to overy theatre and theatrical com
pany in the country with instructions for
each employe or member, or anv person
interested in the welfare of the theatrical
profession,to mail one to the Secretary of
the Railroad Commission at Wash
ington. The result or putting
this plan in operation the commit
tee said would be that the Commis
sioners would soon have 10,000 pe
titions per day pouring in on them,
David Harrison was chosen President
and Charles H. Williams Secretary. The
petition, which will be sent to the Rail
road Commission, asks that tbe provis
ions of the new law as applied to tee
amusement profession bo suspended for
twenty days, for the reason tbat all exist
ing contracts between traveling compa
nies and local managers were entered into
beiore tbe law was passed. The petition
also asks the commission to so interpret
the law so as permit railroad companies
to make reduced rates tor theatrical par
ties of not less than ten persons,
and increase the allowance of bag
gage, with concessions for carloads
ot scenery. The petition thus presents
the situation us it affects the theatrical
business: ''There are about 500 organ
ized combinations constantly traveling
(including circuses), which employ in
the aggregate upward ot 10,000 adults.
There are upwards of 3.500 theatres,
opera houses and places of amusement in
the United States, giving employment to
about 40,000 persons. These iocai amuse
ment places could not exist, nor any re
turn on the immense capital invested
therein, be had except through the co.
operation of tbe 500 traveling com
binations playing engagements through
out the year in the respective bouses.
There are at, least 25,000 persons em
ployed in collateral brauehaa maini7 de
pendent ou the show business, so-called,
such as printers, costumers, bill posters,
scene painters, manufacturers of theatri
cal wares and meichandise generally. It,
is a reasonable assumption that there are
250,000 people who are dependent lor their
support upon the labors ol the 75,000
adults above mentioned as being em
ployed in the uuiusement profession.
It is estimated that the amount of
money paid by amusement com
panies annually to railroad com
panies is upward of $2,500,000.
Under the interstate commerce law this
amount would be increased by at least
$2,000,000, provided me same number of
persons traveled as heretofore with the
same amount of baggage, scenery, etc.
This increased expense represents far
more than tljp aggregate profit, of ail the
leading amusement enterprises com
bined.”
MAJ. FINK’S VIEWS.
New York, April 9.—Commissioner
Fink, of tue Trunk Line Association,
yielded to the request from a Tribune re
porter for his views of the probable effect
of the interstate commerce act. He said:
“There would have been no difficulty in
securing to the public beneficial results
,from the operation of the interstate law
if it bad not been for ttie unnecessary in
sertion of section No. 4 in such language
as to give rise to different Interpretations.
It is impossible to adapt the tariffs of
this country to a strict long and short
haul rule. Wnile it may lie applied to
many roads, and has been practically in
use for many years upon the trunk lines
and tueir Western connections, it is im
possible to apply it to roads which run
through a thinly settled country, such
as tbe Southern and transconti
nental systems of road,, with
out either bankrupting Ihe roads
if they comply with tho rules, or on the
other band obstructing commerce if they
withdraw Jroin competition mid operate
the roads ns mere local roads. It seera -
strungo tlm’ a law should pass Congr 'sa
which interferes with natural competition
between railways and waterways wh-n
competition is considered by the pubi c
ns on" of the most important factors in
th transportation business. Jt was a
great mistake to make an arbitrary rule
of mat snrt wh eh Is opposed to tbe com
mercial interests of the country.
THE FIRST TURKU SECTIONS ENOUGH.
“If the power of suspending Ibis rule is
lodged iu the comiui*a'uu, us some inter
pret the law, It is impossible to deal
with each individual case, in which it' is
just and proper that the rule sbouid he
suspended. Sections 1, 2 amt 3ot toe
law prohibit the making of unjust and
unreasonable rates as well as unjust
discrimination against individuals or
localities. This is all that can be re
quired—that if th e .HQ principles are
violated by railroad companies a
method is provided for correction and
punishment and all abuses hereiolore
existing could be gradually adjusted.
I'he people are fully protected under
th se three seoiions of tho law. Only
those cases would have to go before the
commission in vvidch some
parties folt themselves injur
ed, while under the interpretation
given to section 4 the Commissioners
would have to examino each individual
case occurring on about 130,000 miles ol
railroad and decide whether the tariff is
just and reasonable or not. Tuis is an
impossibility. The law is therefore lin
pracllcable of execution under that con
struction and wimid cause a deal more
injustice,than the injustice it was intend
ed to eoriect. 1 think the decision made
by the o nun ssion was a wise one in
giving relief to the roads who would have
not compiled with the long and short
rule.
TWO ALTERNATIVES.
“Tbeoommission will have to choose be
tween bankrupting the whole system of
railroads and milling tun umiiiacroH ol
thatseiition of the country which is now
properly and satisfactorily served under
the existing tariffs. Us decision is tem
porarily until such tima as it can further
investigate the subject, and tbe suspen
sion of tho rule does not prevent those
parties wnu ieul aggrieved irom up
plying to ihe commission for relief.
Tue commission exercised wise dm.
or"lIon and prevented very injurious
i fleets which otherwise would uuv<> Pil
lowed and whion would Lavs made iiic
law obnoxious. I luluk Ihe law Is an ex
cellent one In many respects If it is up
piled so as to correct aim*** without
oreallnir new and greater oties, and this
depend* In great measure upon the com
mlesion, which has iciven evidence of u*
good Judgment by its first decision "
IRON WORKS CLOSED.
Gi.kvki.am>. <)., April 9.—A Special
from hle'.ihenvlllo, •)., say*: “The June
ilon from me mm work* st Mingo closed
down to-day for an indefiniis period
About 000 meu ale I brown out of work.
To* cause nl ihe shut dn wn is said to lie
the unwillingness oi buyers to pay tor
gresilv increased freight rates under tus
interstate law.*’
HE.-vGAN a DBOHIBITIONIST.
l*.)!itio il Firrlcrt in Ji V'S -tirrpi! i<>
; I!?- Very 15oi loin.
HalvestoN.TEX., April 'I —The pro.
hibifioii question it rapidly artiming
front rank among the ; oliUcal issues ol
Texes. Tbe late Legislature passed an
net submitting this question to a vote of
the people in August, and the Prohibi
tionist* are organizing for the battle.
Chiet among thorn ar ex Licit. Gov
Gibbs of Dallas, lion. Walter Grnsham
ol rtaiveaton, and politicians ol lesser
note, who have constituted themselves a
ciuiuiiuee representing tn Democratic
party of Texas, and are mvii ng promi
nent Deno'crats to attend ;v meeting on
April 39 tor Ihe purpose of ( ailing a con
vention in May “to set lenli clearly and
universally iho time-honored principles
of the Democratic party in its opposition
to all forms ot sumptuary legislation.”
REAGAN FOR PROHIBITION.
The Nt Ws prints to-day an open let
ter irom senator John 11. R iug tn reply
ing to the invitation of the committee to
attend the coming meeting. Mr. Reagan’s
letter will produce a genuine sensation
in the political world of Texas. He come*
out squarely in favor ol prohibition and
deals the opposition some herculean blows
from the Democratic stand point. Two
years ago Mr. lteagan stood beside .Sena
tor Coke, Gov. irelaud. Congressman
Mills and other prominent Democrats in
strenuously opposing the growth of the
prohibition idea,ou the ground that it, was
a sacred principle of the Democracy to
oppose sumptuary laws of whatever
character.
A BIG SURPRISE.
Mr. Reagan’6 complete change ot
views on this point, surprises even his
nearest friends. After picturing at
length the wretohedness and dishonor to
be encountered in every community re
sulting irom tbe use ot liquor, the sen
ator says: “I must expiess my regret
that any efi'ort has been made to make a
party question ot prohibition, and es
pecially do 1 regret tout Democrats should
seek to identiiy that great and grand his
toric party with the fortunes and late of
whisky shops,drunkards and crimiuals.”
MEETING OF THE LIQUOR MEN.
Dallas, Tex-, April 9.—The whisky
men’s state Executive Committee met
here to-day with closed doors. It, has
leaked out that they are considering
whether they shall make a local tight
merely all over the State or organize lor
a State contest with a lull-rigged commit
tee and bevy of orators.
The presence of several Republican
leaders suggests the idea that that party
will use tho present contest to break
down the Democratic party. They want
tbe prohibition question made a
Democratic party issue, and Demo
crats are fighting shy of this.
PROHIBITION IN KANSAS.
st. Joseph, Mo., April 9.—Tho new
law passed by the late Kansas Legisla
ture, which is intended as a buckbone to
the present prohibitory law, is playing
havoc with the liquor trade in Kansas.
St. Joseph wholesale dealers complain of
a falling off in their trade, and a firm
that is known to be one of the largest in
the city has taken four of its Kansas
men off the road. In Kansas City, it is
understood, the result ol the case is
the same, the Kansas trade be
ing virtually killed. The law
makes it necessary for a man
desiring to open a drug store to have
twenty-five women signers to his petition,
and any person who buys liquor must go
beiore a notary public and make affidavit
as to what use ne will make of it, and
tnat it is not intended to be drank as a
beverage. St. Joseph wholesale dealers
have in all taken about fiffteen men off
the road as a result of this amendment to
the laws.
FRAUDS IN MICHIGAN.
The Fate of Prohibition Apt to
Hans on a Contest.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 9.—A speoial
from Marquette, Mich., says there is
great excitement all over the Northern
Michigan peninsula over alleged Irauds
in the recent election, which places in
doubt the late oi the prohibitory amend
ment. The lrouwood authorities are re
ported to have sought legal advice, it
irnlug charged that voters 'by hundreds
were imported from Wisconsin to vote
against the amendment. Frauds are
alleged to have occurred in Gogebic
county. That most wholesale fraud was
carried on there seems apparent. Re
vised returns cut down the vote against
the amendment to 845, allowing Besse
mer nearly 1,909. If Bessemer oouuty is
thrown out, and thero is no doubt of a
contest, tho State has certainly carried
the amendment.
Uhode island Democratic.
I’RoviDKNCK, R. 1., April 9.—Newport
to-day elected one Bern cratic Seuator
and three Democratic Representatives.
East Greenwicn elects one Democratic
Representative and Warwick one Repub
lican Representative, making the Senate
stand 19 Republicans and 15 Democrats,
and the House 28 Republicans and 41
Democrats, or 47 to 50 in grand corn mil tee
in favor of the Democrat*, inis will in
sure the election in grand coiutniniitee of
iho Democratic candidate* lor general
officers who failed of an election ou
YVednosday.
SCrtOl’ED BY GAKKETT.
A Belief That tho B. ami O. is
Nowiii the I’reeidout’s Control.
Baltimore, Md., April 9.—There is a
growing conviction here tbat there has
been go deal, nor will there bo any seri
ous movement to divert the control of iho
Baltiuioie and Uhlo railroad loan/ syn
dicate nor to any other railroad combina
tion. TDo general belief is mm ITes df at
Garrett has purchased ull the stock
offered, aud has now, with lw.< or three
holders ol considerable stock, entire con
trol. So general is this belief that
the matter is no more discussed.
Mr. Garrett bus received a letter from a
gentleman iu London expressing regret
that any movement tor ihe trausler of tbe
roud lias been made, us the Baltimore and
Ohio has always been one of the few roads
that was not subject to stock jobbing op
erations. Wilh reeard to the means to
build a road from Philadelphia to New
York, thu letter says if mu roud is in
wautof money lor that purpose the entire
amount required can he raised in London
in an hour.
Settling for (ho Itio Crash.
Milwaukee, April 9.—Special agent
Hlnsey ol die Glues ;o. Mil wuiikee and si.
Paul road, U) whom was charged the mut
ter ol making settlements lor Injury to
die aud property sustained by victim* of
the disaster lo ihe limilcd express at ltlo
lust tall, tins just compl led the payment
nl the dumsges, uli of which were
agreed Upon by negotiation without re
sorting to litigation in a manner sutts
lactoty to all the parties. The mtai
amount paid lor these causes was s*l4,tilt),
which was divided as fellows: Amount
paid in Neill iiii-nt of thu loss ol sixteen
iivsN, I*s ol property, baggazs
slid personal eff .‘Cis, $13,319; lor injuries
sustained hy survivors of tho wreck,
$4,759. _____
Gan consumption be cured 7 Yes, On*
mail ouly, discovered tbs laws of gravi
tation. One mail only, discovurnd tbs
virtue ol vsceluatiou. Aud ou* man alter
yuaisot study and ryfl-oimn, has di*eov
■ r.ii th* dr# for eonsuniptloli. Hr
I’leroe’s “Golden Mohical Discovery” <•
■ g V•>.<*'■ 8 :of two leli. r s’aoips ai.4
e* Dr. I'leroe’s pampnls) ireene* on
"utiiptiou. Addiws* Wurid'e Dispensary
Medical Association, Buffalo, M. X
FLORIDA’S BIG SENSATION
< Uli. IH’iM!-S THIS 'IHUXII
OF l 111 AFFiIKWim
Pub'.lr Opinion ** ilnckflonTilld Said to
l> .•< KiDiiNf lit*-* K(lt.>r--A Th I
( irtlm Hint Onvs Hloxlduu'm CUiMiicrs
Will Not t>© Sfftrluuttly Ail*cl*<l by tlie
Asnertloni.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 9.—The
.'-onate to-day spent the morning ilis
nussing a resolution lo inquire into
iransie:B of Jui.d by tbe Internal Im
provement Bcuid to tbe Okeechobee
Drainage Company, and considering tbe
hill making com lotions tor infamous
crime ground for divorce.
President Mabry was called home by a
telegram announcing sickness in bts<
family, and Mr. Mallory, of Pensacola,
presided.
A committee to visit the convict camp
at Live Oak was appointed.
Avery important and nbcessary game
law was introduced Mr. McKinue.
Mr. Fowler introduced a bill to pro
hibit railroad employes using intoxi
cating drinks.
The House accomplished little except
routine work.
The Speaker appointed additional com
mittees for the dispatch of business.
The contested election case of David
son vs. Ewsu was considered iu commit
tee last night, and postponed to Tuesday
night because of tho absence ol the Uo
lendaut’s counsel. The Iriends of Messrs.
Perry and Bloxhani euoh hold an lulor
mai caucus last night, but nothing special
was done.
Gov. Bloxhaui’s chances for election to
the United Slates .senate will not be af
fected by the affidavits made by ex-Gov.
Drew and Senator Mann charging an as
sertion by 0.11. Jone 9, of tho Jacksonville
Tlmos-Union, that a bargain had been
made between them relating to the Bena
t ora tup, but Gov. l’ioxhain’a friends will
rather bo more determined than ever.
BOTH SIDES CONFIDENT.
Prominent persons from all parts ot the
State are daily arriving at the capital
and interest in tbe benatorial womest is
steadily increasing. Ex-Gov. Bloxuam'a
friends are confident that a majority of
the Democratic caucus are steadfast in
their support ol him and that lus nomina
tion will necessarily follow; but, ou tbe
other baud, those whose motto is any
thing to heat Bloxhani think the opposi
tion is strengthening slowly.
THE TWO-THIRDS RULE.
There is some talk about tho mode of
procedure in toe caucus when it is hold,
some contend that Ihe two-thirds rule
must prevail while others are in luvor oi
the majority ruie. This may be a matter
of utmost importance in this conies!, as
it may be possible to get a majority for
the favorite but uot two-thirds of the
caucus.
CIRCUIT JUDGES.
At this time, however, the appointment
of Circuit Judges is being discussed with
unusual interest and warmth, in the
lower circuits there are several aspirants
to each bench, and ihelr respective
friends are making things lively. Can
didates tor Distriot Attorney are also
quite numerous, aad they are working
unceasingly.
PUBLIC OPINION AGAINST MR. JONKB.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 9.—The
alleged Jones-Bloxhum deal remains the
talk and sensatiou of the hour. The
affidavit epidemic has set in aud there is
no telling where it will end. This morn
ing Mr. Jones came out in the Times-
Union iu two separata affidavits denying
emphatically the truth of the Drew-ilann
affidavits, and ihe question of voracity
seems clearly drawn. The Times-Unioa
asserts that it will publish to-morrow
morning another affidavit irom Gov. Blox
ham in which ho will show up the foun
dation of the charges. The News corre
spondent has carefully aifted public
opinion here to-day, and it is tbat Gov.
Bloxham i exonerated and that Mr.
Jones has been caught In a questionable
effort to use him as a tool to turther his
ambitions.
WRECKED AT PENSACOLA.
I’ENSACOi.A. Ki.a., April 9.—The Brit
ish suip Bride ot Lome, owned by Capt.
.f. M. Allen, of 1,324 tons burden, laden
witha cargo ol pitch pine timber and
deals and cedar, sailed from this port
yesterday evening undor command of a
pilot and iu tow of a tug boat. The sea
was peffectlyssmooth and all was favor
able io the vessel crossing tho bar. The
vessel made the crossing of what is
known as the out without any unusual
occurrence, but after orosslng this place
she made a sudden shear for the east bank
of the Oar. The tug, to prevent her
grounding, pulled hard ugainst her
and turned her. YVhen she
turned she sheared and would not
obey her holm, probaoly due to tbe heavy
current which was setting in against her.
Sue grounded on the west bank. An
other tug was signaled, but tue combined
efforts of the two could not float the ves
sel. During tho night a heavy gale tr im
the southeast caused the vessel to break
up. Sue is now mil of water and will
prove a total wreck.
OUTRAGED BY A NEGRO.
Sanderson, Fla., April 9.—John
Smith, a negro, committed an outrage to
day upon the person ot Florence Leggett,
a respectable girl of 12 years, living two
miles in too country. &ie was waylaid
aud outraged upon the roadside within
hull u mile of her parents’ residence.
When she refused, as commanded bv her
assailant, to submit quietly, he exerted
brute strength und accomplished ills de
sign.
SAVANNAH’S IMIESB YTF.KV.
An Evangelist to Be Employed—Aid
to liiiild ditirclicH.
Brunswick, Ga., April 9.—The Sa
vannah Tresbytery resumed its session
this ultcrnoou, when an Interesting dis
cussion took.place on the employment of
un evangelist, so that churches not regu
larly supplied Plight he placed undor
competent eare, and the Committee on
Home Mlssious whs authorized to make
such an appo.ntment. The cost ol main
tenance was estimated at $1,509.
Rev. J. W. Montgomery was appointed
to supply RlacksUeur, and Revs. Rigan
and Way Way cross.
The erection of n church at Wavcros*
was deemed of sufficient necessity to
warrant an app al to the Presbytery fur
the necessary muds, ami the committee
was instruct'(l accordingly. It was also
decided to apply lor fund* to help Licen
tiate L. P. Muxwt il (oblcu it) ai Darien.
Following nre the appointments to the
General Assembly: Rev .J. W. Quarter
man, principal; Rev. J. 11. Hi rheuer
alternate; lay d*legates: Mr. Colville
principal and Mr. Pelham. Tue presell
nr* for to morrow nre: Morning, Rev. J.
W. Roguu; night, Rv. J. 11. iiorbeuer.
A Cutting Affray.
ATLANTA, GA.. April 9. Charles Sim
mons ( wime) and Wastry James (col
ored) quarreled about a trivial matter
on V. all street to-nl/nt and
finally fought, the nsirro knocking tbe
* hut, men down. While under Jsrae*,
Hitninou* raob il over hi* shuiLdsr and
cut him severely Iu th neck, making sit
ugly flcs'i wound. The tacn were er
rested.
I m-iMifWt Ivy the Wind.
Hasiimgs. Nkm., April O.—A terrible
wind and dust storm passed over Hue
ally to-day, unrooting the Opera House
and City National Bank. Much ether
da in ago was dene m different parts el Die
AV H EAT’S AVINTEKING.
Tlio Geni'i-nlAv r ij;i' of Condition
a Little Poorer Ilian Last Your.
Washington, April o,—'The report o*
the Department of Agriculture for April
relates to tlie condition of winter {train
and the cotupurnlive heaitbl'ulL'Sss of
farm animals. Tbereturus show that tbe
condition of the soil at tbe time of seed
ing wheat ws somewhat unfavorable in
the States of ibe Atlantic ar.d Unit coasts
owing to drought during the late summer
and autumn, which was most severe In
portions of Pennsylvania, in Maryland
md Virginia, and in parts of Texas, the
same unfavorable conditions prevailed in
Western Missouri aml in Kansas.
PLOWING DIFFICULT.
The continued dry weather made plow
ing liitiicuit. stilling late and In localities
wuere it win unbrokeu when winter sin
in germinal ion was slow and the lull
growth small. In the great wheat States
of the central West, from Tennessee to
Missouri, the seed bed in the greater part
ol the area was in favorable condition,
and with local exceptions, the plant uiaue
good growth before going Into win tor
quarters. On the Paciilo slope the early
seeding time W'as dry, but rains came
later and the wbule breadth was put in
fair condition, though somewhat alter the
usual date.
THK COVERING OF SNOW.
The covering ol snow during the early
portion ol tho winter was belter than
usual over a large partot tho wbeata rea,
but there are from many sections com
plaints of scanty protection during tho
very trying weather since Feb. 15. The
month ot March was the most severe lor
a series ol years, the temperature being
below the average over thw wholewheat
area east ol the Mississippi river, and
alternate freezing and thawing wiouht
serious damage to the bare fields, es
pecially in bottom and poorly drained
lands. Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio
suffered severely from this inclemeucy.
THK AVERAGES.
The general average ol condition is 88,
the same as in 1881, and higher than at
the same date in 1881 and 1885, when
it was 80 and 76 respectively. Tho April
condition of last year waso2.s, which was
still further improved by favorable
weather during the month. The uvt urges
lor tho principal states are: New York
i)7, Pennsylvania 70, Maryland 82, Vir
ginia 70, Texas 70, Tennessee 04, Ken
tucky 02, Ohm 70, Michigan 02, Indiana
00, Illinois 02, Missouri 05, Kansas 80,
California 02, Oregon 03.
Damage from the Hessian fly is com
paratively unnoticed. Its presence is
mentioned in iromone to four counties in
New York, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and Michigan.
RYK STANDS IT BETTER.
Uye has withstood the unfavorable
meteorological conditions better than
wheat, the average of condition being 02
against 06 at the same date a year ago.
The returns ol the condition of farm
uniuiHis show a loss ol swinu amouutmg
to 13.4 per cent., or over 6,300,.
000, and indicates continued wide
spread prevalence of hog cholera.
The loss of sheep amount to
seven per cent., and of cattle to
4 3-10 per cent. Losses of cattle are heav
iest in the South and on the ranges ot the
far West, from sto 0 per cent, while in
seotlons where shelter is provided anil
better care taken it amounts to only‘2>£
to 3 per cent. Tbe loss among horses, as
usual, is very small, amounting for tho
whole country to less than 7-10 of 1 per
ceut.
HAYTI’B PKOTKCTION.
This Government Hound to Stand
liy tho Monroe Doctrine.
Washington, April 9.— Although no
official confirmation bus been received at
the Department of State of the report that
Great Britain has thrsatened to seize the
Tortugas Islands, yet it is learned teat tbe
American Consul at Hayti has kept the
department lully informed as to tne na
ture of the British claim, and all
proceedings taken by that govern
ment against Hayti during the past
three or four years. Now that the mat
ter is reported to have assumed so serious
a phase, the govertnent with a view to be
iu’g prepared for any emergency, is begin
ning to canvass its resources in case it
should become necessary to again assert
the intention of the country to maintain
the Monroe dootrine to tin extent of pro
tecting the smallest republic of the
American continent against the encroach
ments of European's power.
THK NAVY’S RUINS.
The result of the inquiries iuto tbe
naval resources of tbe United States is
not encouraging so lar. Several wood on
vessels forming tho training squadron
are now on their way north? aril irom the
West Indies, and at present uiere is no
vessel bearing the American Hag In liay
tian waters. * The Yantio is at
Key AV’est and the Galena at
Aspinwall, and it is possible (hat one or
both ol those vessels may be ordered to
the vicinity of lluyti to represent the
United iCaief in the event
that it iuhv become neoeseery to enter a
formal protest against European ea
crouchuinni in the West Indies
News of the Engle.
Halifax. N. 8., April 9.—Advices
from St. John, N. F., state that a schoon
er which arrived there this morulng re
ports that tbe sealing steamer Kagle,
which was reported lost with 306 persons
on hoard, was taking seals in Whila Bay
on March 24.
STILL LATER NEWS.
Halifax, N. 8., April 9.—A telegram
received Irom M. Johns, N. F., this after
noon, says that reliable news has rescued
there of the safety of the eealiug steamer
Kagle. Bhe was seen by the steamer
Aurora on April 6.
Dr. McGlyuu's Lecture Tour.
New York, April 9.—Dr. McGlynn
will set out to-morrow eveuiug on a lec
turing tour throughout the country. He
goes by the Pennsylvania railroad for
Cincinnati, where he will leoture Tues
day evening. He will then proceed to In
dianapolis, and afterward to Chicago,
Milwaukee, Si. Paul, St. Loais, Kiohmomi
and New Orleans. Brooklyn and New
Jersey priests, who sympathize with Dr.
McGlvnti, will, it was slated to-day, hold
a meeting on AYhltmondav and sign an
appeal to Koine on hehali of the doctor.
I’ut to Curran’s Place.
Washington, April 9.—The President
to-duy appointed Marshall Parks to be
Supervising Inspector of steam Teasel*
Im the Third district, with headquarters
Kt Norfolk, In place of James Curran, of
Maryland, who was twico Dominated to
that office and who tailed ot confirmation
each time, Mr. I’ark* is a resident of
Norfolk, and a pronounced Democrat,
lie was not hr applicant for the position,
but his appointment was strongly urged
by many induentiul Democrats.
Women ns Palmers.
Wilmington, Del, April 9.—The
painter* employed m the boat yard of the
Harlem mid Hollingsworth Company
quit work tills morning on account of the
employment ol women m tout duiiarl
want. To the latter vtae assigned all in
side work, which action necessitated the
laying off of the men when the weather ie
Iticistaeut. .
An ilent iu Kraut] <>
PsKta, April V.—The. Digue dee Anti-
Proprutalrss, composed of advanced An
archisie, ha* widely circulated through
the poorer quarters of Paris • hand bill
i urging 800-pay meat et real. The appeal
, das had little If any effect.
A RIG RALLY FOR ERffi
lIYDI I* ItK to BWARM WITH
I*o V KIM OP LIBERTY.
Tl Mcftii |j r veer-fed to be the Largest
l'oi It ie .Ii Inf hr ring Ever Held In Eng,
land— Ul. detone Addresses a Manifesto
to the Miners In the North of Great
Hrltalo,
London, Anril 9.—Lord Hartlnzloil
has written ti e following letter to lira
Unionist meeting: “it is of great :in
poriarce that some answer should be
v iven to the a station wtiicb is being pro.
moted against measures necessary for tbe
maintenance ol order in Ireland. Doubt
less it is greatly to be regretted that the
government la compelled again to resort
to. coercive measures, altuough Liberal
statesmen have not shrunk ce
former occasions from proposing in
similar circumstances legislation oi
equal if not greater severity. It is my
firm couviction tnat tne disorder which
compelled tbe government to resort to
mis policy is cot spontaneous and is not
mainly caused by uuredressed grievances.
It is the rusu t of the determination ol
some lenders of tuu Irish people to prove
that government of Ireland by the Par-
Lament ot the United Kingdom is impoe.
Bible, and an uueuipt. Is being made to
dilcredit both remedial and repressive
legislation. In my judgment this at.
tempt ought to be firmly resisted by lira
Unionists, bom Liberals and Conserva.
lives.”
THE ANTI-rOr.ROION MEETING.
The anti-coercion meeting to be held ih
Hyde Park Monday promises to be ms
biggest outdoor political meeting ever
hold in London. Premier Gladstone to.
day issued to me miners in the North ol
Great Britain, a majority of wtiom are en
thusiastic followers of him, tbe following
letter, which amounts to a manifesto:
“i cannot retrain from calling your lit
tention to mo meeting wutch is to be held
in Hyde Park next Monday, and to whie:t
i understand lens ot thousands of work,
mg men ot London intend generous y to
duvoie ih-ir holiday. If ever there was it
time when it was to the interest
ot English workman to bethink
himseli, ibis is tbe time. It is the hrst
lime when ao< rcion bill, it passed, is to
bo passed by England's vote alone against
the voices oi Scotland, Ireland and Wales,
it is the Ural tune when such a bill will
hav e been passed under tbe sanction <>t
tbe householders at large, who kinj
never enfranchised before the last elt'*y
tions—hi 1885 and 1886. It is tbe Hr' ‘
time coercion has been proposed within
any attempt by the Ministry to sho*
vvi.ai w.- know they caunot show, that
of exceptional and flagrant or growing
crime, if England is to ooerce Ireland lot
crime Ireland cun reply that relatively tq
pupiilau ii she has loss crime Limn £n>
gland- in my opinion the rejection of tha
bill is even more needed by England thaq
by in land. For Ireland it is a quostiou
ol suffering,ana she knows how to suffer.
For England n Is a question of shame and
dishonor, and to cast away shame and
dishonor is the lin,t busiuess of a ureal
nation.
‘•in 1876 a meeting of Loudon working,
men liist gave effectual iorce to thq
movement for Bulgaria which brought
about the election of 1380. The iMjir
meeting ot Monday next riugs the liiw
knell of the worst.(most insultinga#T :
most causeless coercion bill ever
led to Parliament.” i-vpSt
RIDENOUR’* IIANDIWOKbB
Tlic Court iiuiee Out i lie TrstinaSß
of i-xpiTls on Writing. 1 ;< i
WtNCIIEHTEK, Va., April 9. Botfcagjjp
slons of the court to-day were conaajflH
in proving the band writing of
with proof tending to show forgery <H MB,;
name of Ornderoff, in wnloh the tmsfaiß
habits and inability ol Ornderoff to jh&k!
were the principal fuel* sbown. imSKt
Clarke excluded ail expert testimony od
tbe ground that expert testimony, no mat*
ter how skiliuil too expert, was not ail.
missible in Virginia corns to prove hand
writing. Upon this ruling the prosecu
tion introduced evidence ol those lamillai
with lfiueuour’s handwriting to prove bis
signature to the note. The court ad
journed early this alternoou on motion of
tbe attorney for the defense, who was un<
well. The witness--* tor tbe detailse weia
dismissed until Wednesday morning,
Evidence next, week will PC introduced if
tracing itnic-iiour into tne woods, when
the ranrder was committed, in company
with the dec ased.
FOl lZ IN HIGH FEATHER.
Tlie Wizzard and His Back Stop
I’l-ove 100 Much for Chicago.
St. Louis, April 9.—Tho world’s bass
bull champions achieved another victor)
to-day by defeating Chicago after an ex
citing game by a score of 9 to 7. Both
pitchers were hit freely, but Foutz par
ticularly distinguished biinseit by cocb
bended woik at critical pblnts of tbs
game. He showed himself to b|
mas tea of the situation, and to hi!
pitching, with tbe back stop work ol
Bushong.tkc victory Is largely due. Th!
game began with'St. Louis at the bat*
Anson for tbe third time v*ou tbe toss, but
chose McQuailu, an Association umpire,
instead ot Doescber, as he had done ou
both occasions previously. The score by
Innings wus:
St. Louis 1 4200002 0— f
Chicago 3 1 1 0 1 l) 0 0 I—l
This gives St. Louis two out of the three
games played.
BOOK.vi lKi.ltS l LH.fc.CED.
j •
The Wire* Bringing Hie New* from
AD mphis I’robiihly Tapped.
New York, April 9.—There Is strMfjj
suspicion that the bookmakers of Skr
York wete beaten to-day on the Met- phi,
races by the wires being cut and thffffjl
suit of tlie races held back. It was Irkswji
given oat aiuuug u certain clique sink'
ItmGranite and Bunker were the
an hour before the result came in. Tfc-y
bookmakers refused to pay off before
Monday on the second race. It lias
decided to take no bet on the third rdoO
THE RACES. ?*,
Memitus, April 9.—The extra du
races ot the new Memphis Jockey Cw#
was well attended. The events wereVjsfc*?
Knurr 4ali ruise for all ages;
nule iWti. it'iso won by a length, wiM
Mamie Hunt second and Henrik”a tf'#|
Time 40.
Skuokd Race—Selling purse for all
three-quarters of a mile. Kio Uranue won n,
a nose, -vitli I'liii Lewis second and 31 in mu
Goodm ii third. Tina i:U).
Tuiau Kami— Pur.e for Ml ages; one mile
Punka wiiii by . longtn, with Brown link
secuud and Tax Gatnerer third. Time 1:46.
( ram and A Her Making * Fortune.
New York, April9.—a writ do luna.
tlco Inquirebdo has been issued by tb
Supreme Uuuri in this city and Dr. Jamo
A. Kuiusev, .Jerome Buck anil Charles C
l.eitmy have been appointed commission
era, who with the aid of a sheriff s Jury
are to inquire luto the mental condition
of Arthur 8. Austin, a lawyer of Ver
umnt. who recently made a fortune o
|1.V),000 in Uirmioguam, Ala., real
estate. On Thursday Austin was arrest
and at the Distunes Of hit wife, who say*
that be ie Insane.
• •e Young or middle-aged meo
suffering fruui premature decline o
, power, however luduoed, speedily an(
radically cured, Illustrated book for 1
amis in stamps. World'* Diapeotay
l Medical Aaeooiatiou, Buffalo, St. X
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