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VOL. V-NO. 119. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1880-TRIPLE SHEET. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. UrOlIN R. B. . ITERPISES. Aiming for the Pacific Via Honu. ton and larshall. ,A Uketch of the Aims and Claims of the Company-The Fight for the Forleited Land Grants. .On the twenty-fith ultimo Mr. Charles A. Whittay, president of Morgan's Louisiana Sa T"es a Railroad and Steamship Company, had a heariug before the House Committee on V `la i Railroads in behalf of blh road, in Iwhi. he endeavored to show that the for t.iting of the grant of lands in aid of the con gatratlon of the New Orleans, Opelousas and QGreat Western Railway Company, now t knon as Morgsn's Louisiana and Texas S allroad atid Steamship Company and the tanal , Western Railroad Company, was mnjust; that the original corporation and its . a.loesoI were unremitting in their efforts 'to etend the roads and comply with the terms of the grant, and that at the earliest priactioble moment the extension of both branoha was commenced and Is now being vigorously prosecuted. Gen. Bypher, who appeared as counsel for Mr. Whitney, gave a history of the New Or leans, Opelousas and Gneat Western Ballway Company, to which the orignalt oharter for the construction of the road was granted, from which it appears i;,,thLtpdtor to 1800 the company had completed Mad equipped eighty miles of its road and had *;ihty mills more ready for the cross-ties and iron; that in 1862 the United States took Spaosesion of the same and.held it and oper ated it for four years, deriving large reve Alaronrait, and when restored to theonm uassy it was a complete wreck. The land ~ ant made by Congress to the State of Lou -4 5l, inl June, 1856, to aid in the construc Man of the road, provided that it should be pnplIted within ten years, otherwise the .'.d 1ot disposed of should revert 6d the United States. This original la&nt oomprised about 719,000 asores, 'ofý WhlOh the company would have mAl;l)11 entitled to about lifty-one thousand peief its eighty miles of constructed road, ' ~stiPk the reason that Congress had by pre IM1 sits of 1849 and 1350 donated. all the WlWaDi lands to the State for levee purposes, had erpremsly reserved from the opera 1 Of the railroad grant all such lands, and as all the publl lands within the limit of the ;'b1i ld'grant for eighty miles were swamp endA there were none avaliable under the 4j ihbthoh could inure to the company. In lBMgueneSo, uD to this date, the road has not ad the benetit of one acre of the grant of SMir reciting the circumstances under . Oharles Morgan had purchased the .or $9,06,000, and reconstructed It at an over two millions more, Gen. 8 ypher particulars concerning the sub pManted the New Orleans, Mobile and .:dlroad Company by the Legis of Loutisian, in spite of the it that Mr. Morgan proposed that if would pess an act confirming the charter 'tlhe Berwlok's Bay and Texas Company, aaneha. d by notarial act with a capital asok of $4.000,000, he would subscribe for the zesalni stook not taken by citizens, and the completion of the road within years, under penalty of $500,000 in case ailure. Subsequently, yielding to the o demand and urgent necessity for this read, Mr. Morgan had aooepted propositions to .' ite his interests with the Mobile com pany and build the road together to Texas, flO. which union he sutsequently withdrew, being satisfied that the New Orleans, Mobile aad Texas Company did not intend to comply With the terms of their contract. Morgan's 4dmpany having obtained from the Legisla t te a new charter, under the title and name . whioh it is now known, was organized th Mr. Whitney as president, and entered is arrangements with the Louisiana West a a atlroad Company, of which Mr. J. J. AloCzomb is president, and these two compa A5e now engaged in constructing their line om Betwick's Bay to the Sabine river, the former route of the original com apy, the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great astern Company. The Morgan Company, .t as stated, has in the last eighteen months dsty-five miles of steel rails, upon which oars are now running from Morgan City Vermilionville. At this point they con with the Louisiana Western Railroad i , which has in the last year laid over ty miles of steel rails, and in less than months will have completed their road the Sabine river, a distance of one and six miles. These roads sompleted, through connection will 'made from New Orleans to Houston, a distance of 855 miles, an achieve et .aemplished without one dollar of aid either the State or national government. Bypher then Invited attention to the Sof the grants of land made by Con in 1856 in aid of railway enterprises, that of the. twenty-eight grants in that year every one lapsed on so Oa the interference of the war, and all :i of them have been renewed, and the Srw thecompletion of the roads extended The Morgan road, It was said, Iheoph the land which was forfeited b at of July 14, 1870, almost the en legth. From New Orleans to Ope "a distance of 165 miles, the Mor eompaly's road lies through the on the Original line of survey; from Ver onville to the Texas line, a distance of 106 the Louisiana Western Company's reps thtough a large portion of the The company claim the original Ope rnof June 3, 1856, intact, as a whole o about 719,000 acres, or six sec to the mile on each side of the road. original grant of June s, 1856, it is ed, was rightfully made; it lapsed by hoLIt or dereliction of the company, but unjustly and wrongfully took away it the grant by the act of July 14. 1870, trary to every precedent in the case of all attlarly tuated. Addressing him to the claims put forth by the New Or PalSc Comnpany, ea. Sypher, In behalf of the enterprisitng and capa ble companies for which he spoke, appealed to the committee, first, todo Justice to them by the restoration of the grant to which they are rightfully en titled; and, secondly, not to place any further obstruction in the way of a speedy comple tion of this important line of railroad to Mar shall, Texas, originally projected as the New Orleans branoh of the Texas Pacific. With or without a land grant, he said, the Morgan Company will build this road, a part of which is now under contract. He submitted that if the grant made to aid in the construction of the New Orleans branch of the Texas Pacific Ballroad Company, as provided in the twenty seoond section of the act incorporating that company, is to be made available, then that grant must go to the Morgan Company as the only corporation in the State of Loulsaana pos sessing the means and ability to construct the road. This, he said, is the branch road of the Texas Pacific, through New Orleans to the Southern Stateseast of the Mississippi river, and to the deep water outlet of the Missis slppi valley. It will be the main artery for the trade and commerce of Northern Texas and Southern Arkansas, which States have no natural channels, no deep rivers and spa clous harbors adequate to meet the demands of their immense products. The Gulf States, he said, are eminently and by right entitled to this road and the government aid for Its construction, it being a part of the great Pa cific railroad system of the nation, so liber ally aided by the government, the benefits of which have not yet been realized by the South. Every railroad penetrating Texas from the North and West has been aided in its construction by the government, while Louisiana and the Southern States east of the Mississippi river connecting with railroads terminating at New Orleans, have received no such recognition. Every mile of this road lies through a sec tiotruapable of producing the great and val uable crops of sugar and cotton-the former a prime necessity for all our people, and for which we now pay many millions to for eign producers, and the latter, indispensable in domestic use, also counts largely on the credit side of our inte national balance sheet. TIHE NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC. A Speedy Connection with the Texas Paciflc Promised. Jay Gould and Tom Scott to Complete the Road Within Two Years. The announcement of the signing of a con tract by those great railroad builders and manipulators, Jay Gould and Thomas A. Scott, to complete the New Orleans Pacifcl Rallway before the first of January, 1882, has created considerably more than a ripple of ex citement in business circles of this city within the last day or two, and at once brings this important enterprise into prominence. In September, 1878, a construction company was formed for the purpose of building this road, and a contract was entered into with them for its entire construction within two years. The work was in active progress at the commence ment of the year 1879, and continued so until the following summer, when the construc tion company suspended work until the first of October, With the consent of the company, but has not resumed operations since that time. During this period, and previously, exhaustive surveys were made, resulting in a final location and establish ment of the line to Shreveport, La., and Marshall, Texas, while more than two mil lions and a half cubic yards of graded road have been toconstructed, including some par tially graded work acquired by purchase from the Louisiana "Central Stem" and Red river companies, making approximately a continuous line of grading of some one hun dred and sixty miles, extending from near the terminus of the New Orleans and Texas Railroad, at Bayou Goula, on the west bank of the Mississippi river, to within about sev enty-five miles of the city of Shreveport. In the opinion of the chief engineer of the road all this work performed by the New Orleans Pacific Railway Company is upon the only practicable route for a railroad from or near Baton Rouge to Shreveport. The Lou isiana Central Stem of the Pacific, above referred to, was chartered in Louisiana in 1856, and has sometimes been called "Louisi ana Central," and sometimes the "Boyce road." Under this charter less than twenty miles of grading was done, and in accordance with a contract with the owners of this fran chise the New Orleans Pacific Company have, as already stated, located their line over the same route selected by the Boyce Company, and completed the imperfect grading that they found on said route. In his recent statement in behalf of the claims of the New Orleans Pacifloc Railway Company to the land grant prayed for in their pending bill, made before the House Committee on Pacific Railroads, Mr. E. B. Wheelook, president of the com pany, remarked that this enterprise, propos ing to supply the connecting link between the great city of the Mississippi valley and the States in contact with Louisiana west thereof, indirectly reaching up to Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, has claims to consid eration, not only because it proposes ends of great importance and magnitude, but be cause the energy, capacity and honesty of its management have found expression in prac tical, actual construction of their line in such measure as to give adequate assurance of their ultimate success. The corporation, he said, was in the hands of the substantial moneyed men of Louisiana, whose interests are vitally affected by this work, and whose surroundings and relations to the commerce and people of Louisiana all conspire to make them earnest and honest in the execu tion of their trust, and the prosecution to success and completion of this important line of transit. As evidence of the standing of the company and the general interest felt in their behalf, he submitted to the committee a memorial presented to Congress and signed by the president of every bank ing institution, insurance company, railroad and street railway company, mayor and common uonneU, cottom ezohaage and champ ber of commerce, representing the commer i cal, financial and material interests of the city of New Orleans and the State of Louisi ana. As to the present condition of the road it is stated that Mr. Clarke, vice president of the Ohlosgo, St. Louis and New Orleans Rail road, who made a trip over the line last fall, gives it as his opinion that the road could be completed in twelve months, and that, in any event, the time should not exceed eighteen months. The road is now ready for the rails a short distance below Pleasant Bill, some sixty miles from Shreveport, to a point eight miles above Bayou Goula, and work will be commenced at both ends of the road as soon as the necessary preliminaries for pushing it can be entered into. It is said that no valid claim against the company will be left outstanding, and forthis purpose Messrs. Gould and Scott have authorized Messrs. Palfrey and Schreiber, of this city, to receive and audit such evidenees of indebted ness. In addition to connecting with the Texas Pacific at Marshall, this road will form the connecting link between New Orleans and Mr. Jay Gould's system of Western and Southwestern railways, a leading branch of which is the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, ex tending from Hannibal, Mo., through the In dian Territory, to Denison, Texas. The im pression at present seems to be that a cross ing of the Mississippi river will be made below Baton Rouge, and thence to Kenner ville, where deep water may be secured. It is further stated that Mr. Gould is having built a large number of barges for the transportation of grain and other products grown near the watercourses, while the new railroad line is expected to drain the interior country west of the Mississippi. This intel ligence, coming upon us "all of a sudden," would seem almeost too good to be true, but the signatures of such men as Jay Gould and Thoe. A. Scott attached to the contracts are sufficient guarantees that our long talked-of connectton wittrNortheastern Texas may be regarded as among the probabilities of the very near future. With this road completed, and the one leading to Southern Texas, New Orleans will have placed at her disposal the increasing tradeof our own State as well as that of the great empire of Texas, and if its merchants fall to reap a rich harvest from the fields thus opened to them it will be their own fault. Within three months we shall have a continuous line of railway through Southern Texas to San Antonio, while at Houston, Texas, connection will be made with the entire railway system of the Empire State of the Southwest. Then will follow the New Orleans Pacific, which, after developing the richest sections of the Sta te of Louisiana, will give us almost an air line to the great grain-growing regions of the West. The completion of the Texas Pacific from Fort Worth to El Paso, and of the San Antonio road to the same point, where they will meet Hartinaton's Southern Pacific road from California, will give New Orleans two direct connections with the Pa cific coast, while the Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans and the New Orleans and Mobile Railway and their con nections, on the east side of the Mississippi river, will render our railroad system com plete. The facilities having thus been placed at their disposal, it will devolve upon the business men of the Southern metropolis to show themselves equal to the opportunities presented. There is no question that New Orleans will now become the outlet for the grain products of the great West, but it should also become the grand distributing point for foreign commodities destined for consumption in the interior. The merchants and manufacturers of the Mississippi valley must be induced to purchase their supplies here as well as seek a market for their products. The trains and barges that reach us laden with grain and cotton must carry back such articles as the people of the West have been accustomed to look to New York and other Atlantic ports for. To convice the people that it is to their interest to deal with New Orleans our business men must be up and doing. Even Texans, so long our friends, are not going to overwhelm us with their patronage unless we convince them that they are as much interested in the matter as ourselves. In short, although it kDoke just now as though the long anticipated business "boom" is nearly within our grasp, we must stand ready to seize and make fast to it when It arrives. POLITICAL. The Grant Movement in Illinois-Mass Meet ing in Ohicago. O.cAaoo. April 16.-Movements in Illinois re cently having caused some aoprehenslon on the port of the friends of Gen. Grant that the 8tate might be carried for Blaine in the National Convention, a mass meeting in the interest of Grant was held in Central Music Hall last even ing. Hemphis Denies the story oef ellow Fever There. MEMPHIs. April 16.-Dr. B. W. Mitchell resi dent member of the National Board of Health has telegraphed to the secretary of the National Board of Health as follows: "Special press dli. patches from Washington state that the Na tional Board of Health have an official report of two cases of yellow fever having oocurred in Memphis durng the month of March. How is this? No cases has occurred here to this date. Answer me at once." Dr. 0. B. Thornton. president of the local b.ard of health, in re.ponse to a telegram. sass: "The reports are not true; no case of ye' low fever has occurred at Memphis since last fall." Thos. J. Turner, secretary of the National Board of Health at Washinfton. telagraphe Dr. R. W. Mitchell as follows: The report was a mistake of the telegraph operator of the Asso ciated Press, and has been contradicted over and over asain. No cases of yellow fever have been offially reported to this office from Mem puis or New Orleans." Dr. G. B. Thompson. president of the local b ard of health, sass there is no truth in the report that two cases of yellow fever occurred here in March. and that there has been no yel low fever here since last fall. Work on the outhern Pacifcle. BAN Axroxio. April 16.-This morning the Bouthern Pacific Bailway began the survey of te road.from here to El Paso. Leulsiana and Hancock. [N. Y. Tribune.) The State which Gen. Butler couldn't re construct presents a Union soldier as its can didate for President. OsEGO. N. Y., April 12.--The first distriot D~mocrati convention of Oswego county to day elected delegatee to the State convention. Bolutiens were adopted favoring the numyb naton of SeYoawr lot Peauldnt. THE FORTI-SIXTH CO1RESS. Several Speeches in the Senate on the Geneva Award Bill. The Indian Appropriation Bill Before the House-A Proposal to Trans for the Indian Bureau from the Department of the Interior to the War Department. WYAsutorox, April1le -Senate -On motion of Mr. Butler it was resolved-yeas 27, nays 17 that when the Senate adjourned to-day it be to meet on Monday next. Mr. Edmunds, from the Commlttteeon Private Laud Claims. reported adversnely on the bid to abrogate the power of executive officers of t.h. United States in allowing indemnity looetions or scrip for confirmed unatisfied vrivate lend claims under the law of 18es, and to vest that power in the courts of the United States. In definitely postponed. The committee had heard arguments of oonn sel for privete claim into in the maoter, and considered the opinion aiven hby the Oommls. sIner of the Oeueral Lanud Ofi e. which rat hbr favored the pasa g of suou a btll. but their Invettigations had led them to thiut it unad vie ble to take such action at pres- nt. Mrt. Butler presented a petit n of 2on oltlzenu ,of the tiavaunah river valley for an auvropria tion to improve that river. B ferred. Mr. Baldwin, from the Committee on Com merce, reported adversely on the bill to author. ireth- Biobmond and Son bwestarn nalilwy Uompatdyto build brtdg-e aroess the Pamun key and Matatouy rivers, and it was iudefi. nlttelP Dtponuld Mr. .a.ln troduoed bills for relief of ecrtain purchasers of public land ,'ed for the erec ion of a public building at Key West. Fla. Be ferred. At the expiration of the morning hour the Bmate resumed consideration of the Geneva award bilt. and deovtead to it the remainder of the day. Messrs. Jones. of Florida. OCnkling. Thur" man and Oarpenter discussed the question whether underwriters are co- itled to a .hare of the award. The leading speeches were made by Messrs. Jones and OCarpenter. Pending the o mnolu.s'in of the latter's argument the benate went into executive session, and whenr the doors were reopened adjourned until Monday. Houre.-On motion of Mr. Dlbrell, of Tennes. see a bill was psaeed authorizlonthe Secretary of War to turn over certain oundemned cannon to the Governor of South Carollta, The morning hour having been dispensed wit- the House went into committee of the whole on the Indian appropriation b II. The amendment rffered by Mr Hooker. of Misslseipol, striking out the section oppro priating $to,000 for the expenses of the Iudian commisioners and repealing the statutse pro viding for the latter.' appointment.was adopted without division. On motion of Mr. Wellborn, of Texas an amendment was adopted prothbiting ofilfers or agents of the army or the Indian Bureau front giving permistl0n to any Indian on any reservation to go Into the StBate of Texas. Mr. Hooker. of Mississippi, offered an amend ment transferrinv the Indian Bureau from the Interior to the War Dopepa tment such transfer to take effect at the expiration of the next fiscal year. Pending disoussion of the point of order raised against this amendment the committee rose and the House adjourned until to-mor row. WASItHINTON. The Argument in the Texas Paciflo Rail road Case Pro and Con, WASNIxRTOx, April 15.- Before the Senate Railroad Committee. on the bill to extend the time for the completion of the Texas Pacific Railroad, Mr. Wilson's argument was devoted to the legal aspects of the case. He claimed to show that the Texas Pacific Company is al ready in default upon its obligeations to build in Southern California and the Territories. Mr. Huntington argued that the panic of 187s was not sufficient justification for the long sne pension of building operations by the Texas Paciflo Company. He said the Southern Pa oiflc Company of California had already con structed more than half the road on the same route between Colorado and the Rio Grande rivers, and had contracted for the speedr com pletion of the remainder, without any land grant whatever If the Texas Pacific Company did not meet the Southern Paific at the Rio Grande. he had assnociates in Tex sa to build the road to Ban Antonio and provide a through line to the Gulf of Mexico. Gov. Brown, vice president of the Texas Paci fio Company, said that Mr. Huntington and his associates of the Central Paciflo. besides re ceiving a land grant larger than the Texas Pa cific Company were contending for, had re ceived 7.00,ooo000 of government bonds with which to build 1000 miles of road, against 1oo0 miles which the Texas Pacific Company were reutllred to construct under their charter. In reply to an intimation of Mr. Huntington that the Texas Pacific Company had no money or credit with which to complete their road. and did not really intend to build it Gov. Brown informed the committee that the Texas Pacilflc Company does not owe a dollar of floating debt. that it is paying interest on its bonds, and that it has contracted with responsible parties, and now has means provided to build soo miles of railroad to El Paso by January 1, 1s83. PUBLIC BUILDINGS, The House Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds agreed to-day to report favorab y to the House the bill making appropriations for public buildings at Galveston, Dallas and Jefferson. Texas. and Oxford. Mississippi. THE MONBOB DOCTBINE. The House Committee on Foreign Affairse, to which were referred several joint resolu tions relating to the Monroe doctrine in con nection with the proposed interoeeanio canal, reported to the House a substitute for those measures, which provides that steps shall at once be taken to abrogate the treaty of April 19, 1850, between the United States and Great Brit ain, commonly known as the Olayton-Buiwer trety, by which its contralioting powers bound themselves to guarantee jointly the safe ty and freedom of any canal which should be constructed across the Oentrai American isth mus. The committee reports that this treaty is an obstacle and possibe peril in the way of complete and acific assertion of a sound, necessary and vigorous American policy. PUBLIC BUILDINGS AT KEY WEST, FLA. The bill introduced in the Senate by Senator Call to-day appropriates scoo,o0o to erect a pub lie building at Ker West, Fla., for the accom " bdatlon of the cuatom.house, post and other Federal offices. CONFIBMATIONS BY TILMSENATE. The Senate to-day confirmed the following nominations: Wm. L. Soru.gs. of GeorPfa, to be United States consul at Oanton; Matthias O. Osborn, to be United States marshal for the Middle and Southern District of Alabama; Benj. Upton. Jr.. to be collector of customs for the District of Tappahannock, Va. THE YEATES-MARTIN CONTESTED ELECTION CASE. The Yeates-Martin North Carolina contested election ease was taken up in the Elections Committee of the House to-day, and Mr. Southard concluded his argument in behalf of the contestant. Mr. Yeates's argument for con testee will be begun Monday. THE SENATE EXODUS COMMITTEE. The Senate exodus committee examined to day Dr. F. M. Stringfield. of Topeka, Kansas, with regard to the organization and manage ment of the Kansas Freedman's Belief Asso elation. He said this association was a elose Republican corporation, managed by Gov. St John and other Republican omfae holders and politicians or their own beneft. The Gover nor, he said. relied largely upon this negro ex odus vote to cover the anti-Republican vote. which, witness claimed an analysts and cOm prison of the vote of the State in 1s74 and 1478 would show. He asserted that St. John. at a meeti held it Topeka. made a r ees in Ahih~b invited the negroesto e me 'K n fa in m eae. ,peeehna bea r-. u t.$ritM·a V otuo... iggtsiatwlid opinion in Kansas had condemned the exodus movement, and Gov. $t. John and the State offl nlals who were managing the roll, f aPseclation h ye all resiganaed and turned it over to the con trol of Republican preachers and politiiains. PURBOCAE OF OOVBERMENT LANDS. Senator Call's bill for the reli,'f of certain purchasers of gov-rnment lands provides that no eases where lands sunposed to be sue ject to sale by the government have been our cbased and paid for and certificates of entry received by one party and assigned by another. the government shall refund the money if for any reason it is uhable to convey the title to the landsso purchased ared sisslned. GRANT'n TOUR. Grant Welcomed by Twenty Thousand Per sons in Little Book. LIIiLm Boox, Ark. April 16.-At to0 o'look this nuorang a proreasio, was formed and marched to tt e vacant book on '1 bird sereat, b tween ltung, and Cross streets, where Messrs. Olayton. Boot and others, of the receptiou c.m mittes, presented leno. Grant to Mayor Sl.totthr. -ft.reeard Ov nliier welcomed him I,r bil f terms, and the Gene at respondet as t. lows: Feow cuitis ns-O first 1, nd1ng on the sol! of y..uio r t4ie. ,.ud at every at p and place on the rCa I, In the crowds of peooie I me t and the ,leetig.i I re, eiv d. I saw that the feelings of the past were gone. Nothing w ould advance your prospects so much as the entlen bsence of nectionalism. I nave notic-'d in my travels that sectiouatl-m is parslng away and the o,,untries or 'hl world are retarui, g to that broad field of liber ltty whtrc is pro.ress. You have not enough p-eopl-, but I b.ve no doubt that the re seur(es of your ti ate will attract inhabitan's; that atl uew comersmay be r oetved as I have heen to-day. and th t they will make r od citi euns of arasness and aid in devel ping the 'ounutryv s 'y afd.nt wish " From 10.100 to 20.000 people were massed at the reception gr. unds. The enthuselam was gen eral and cordial. The column retormed, trav ersed the principal streets. ocoupplng two hou a In transit, and returned to 'h hotel., where the ex-I'resident belti a lovee from 1 to 8 o'clock. CRII.S AND C tIIUALTIES. The Whittaker Outrage-A Reward Offered for the Detection of the Parties Engaged in it. Wer PorINT. N. Y.. April le.-An offer of steno rewadtl hbs been made through Hon M irtin J. Town~, nd for the detection and conviction of the tartlef who committed the recent outrage on Cadet Whittaker. Commandant tlazelle. of the corrs of cadets, testified before the court of inquiry in the Whittaker ease to-day that he nad made a thorough Investigation as to the perpetration of the alleged ou rage on Whittaker when it was fret reported, but was not able to ascertain who were the per' etrators. He Was of the opin ion that Whittaker mutilated himself; he thought Whittaker's handwriting resembled that of the so-called note of warnlg, and that Whittaker could have freed himeelf from his bonds If be had tried before he was found. Tae indl na of the necktie in his room was also, he thought, against bim, bcause no person in civillan's dress would have brought it there. Be said that if there were reasons why others should have committed the outrage to drive Whittaker away. there were equally strong rea sons why he should hanv done it himself to stay, as witness understood that he was steadily falling back in his studies. The court then ad journed. DUN OVIt BY A TRAIN. GALvWSTON. April 10.-The Newos publishes the following special: Bas.lsA. April 15.-Patrick McHale was yes terday thrown under the wheels of a train at Kenney Station, and died last night from the Injuries received. CONVIOTION AND sENTENOi O A OANG OF IN CENDIABIZS. Naw Yox., April 16.-An Atlanta. Ga., special says: During November and December the It-. tie city of Greenville. S. OC, was infected by a band of incendiariees who, on different ooca sions, turned public and private buildings un til about one-third of the city was destroyed. Detectives soon discovered that the in cendiaries were negro thieves, and five of the band were arrested. They have been on trial in Gr. enville for a week, and to-day were found guilty and :entenced to be hanged June 18. The trial has excited great interest, and the sentencing was thrilling. Two of the prisoners fainted and fall to the floor while the judge was pronouncng their doom. MILLS BURNED. SBT. Louis. April 16.-The planing mill of Mueller & Gstosl and the sashb factory of George U. Wood were burned last night. Loss $so,oo0. THE NEW JES.EY OBUEST FIRES. Toms Bxvan, N. J., April 16.-North of us the fire is over but south, toward Woodman's, it is burning with the same fury seen on Wednes day. The fire is said to be enveloping Broad way. Bosenharn and New Hammong,. and de stroying many houses In its oath. LAE WooD, N. J., April 16.-The rain last nightt resulted in quenching the fire in this seotiln. Nine buildings at Lake Wood, formerly known as Bricksbnry, and seven stores are known to have been burned,together with 10,000 acres of pine. cedar and oak forest. BURNED TIIMBEB. P.gmsenuno, Va.. April 16.-This afternoon 000o cords of wood.stacked in lire along the Petersburg and Weld ,n Railroad. four miles south of leam's Station, were destroyed by fire. The fire. which is supposedto havy- origi nated from a locomotive spark, soon commu nicated to the railroad, burning cross-ties and warping rails for some distance, and delaying all trainm from the South. The mail and pas senger train due here at 3:80 p. m. has not ar rived. Workmen are now engaged repairing damages and extinguishing the fire. HANGED AND GOING BTBAIGHT TO HEAIVEN,. GALVEsTON, April 16.--The following Is a spe cial to the News: CALveasT. Texas. April 16 -Walker. colored. w-as hanged here to- day for the murder, in 1876, of Monroe. an old man living ten miles in the contry. The prisoner said he was not going to hell, but would fly right straight to heaven. His neck was not broken by the fall. although the drop was six feet three inches. Five thou sand people witnessed the execution. SPORTIN* NEWS. Fernandez Wins the Newmarket Craven Stakes. LoxDOw. April 15.-At the Newmarket Graven meeting to-day the Craven stakes w ire won by Mr. Gretton's colt Fernandez. Lord Falmouth's Merry-Go-Bound second, and Mr. Bedding ton's Brotherhood third, beating Mr Band ford's bay colt Aristoorat. Twelve ran. The betting at the start was 15 to I asginst Fernan dez. 2 to I against Merry-Go-Bound, and 1 to 1 against Brotherhood. THE NEWMARKET INTERNATIONAL HANDICAP. LONDON. April 16.-The race for the Newmar. ket International handicap came off at the Newmarket Oraven meeting to-day. and was won by Laopold de Rothochild's three-year old chestnu' filly Fashion. Lord Strafford'. three .ear-old brown colt Gil Bias second, and oumnt . deLalyranae's five-year-old chestnut mare Olementlnethird. Ten ran. P. Lorillard'sthree year-old chestnut colt Wallenstein finished last THE HANLON-COUBTNEY BACE. ToONTo., Ont.. April 1.-Hanlon will leave for Washington in about two weeks. MARITIE. A Vessel Goes Ashore Off False Cape. WAsINmoTON, April 16.-The signal corps sta tion at. Oapr enry. Va., reports that the ship -Anu Mor..s, of Windtor, from Bremen. bound fr Baltimor". went ashore one mile north of P,:l4e OnCpe :8 s:80 a. m. The cargo consists of batrels ted ewi,. No lives were lost. The ilntlanatt ]xeuatlonlstss In Augusta. AUvcUnaT Ga., Auril 16 -The Cincinnati ex urat nlaas arrived from Atlanta this evening. Oratioias wore given them at every station be tween Atitata and August., There are about 160 in the p Th guests of the city of Augusta. and ill spend aturday here. i itb~ ,~bDCI 9hi4, B 41_. : 'FO ID INES. Why the German Ultramonatrnl~ . Lost Favor with the Gov ernment. Parnell's Oandidate for County Ogfm Defeated-What the Irish Mearn. bere of Parliament Demand Queen Viotoria on her Way Homae.< THE UNITED KINUDOE. LoNDOx, April 16.-The vote for mebeats ~ Parliament into Cork countr has been deol ., as null. Mr. Wi. Shaw. nominal Home I~ leader, re-elected, 5386; Cot. David oolthart Home Ruler, re-elected, 86te; Mr. Kettle, Pag nellt,. defeated, asao. The nomination of Vr, Kettle was made espeolallyto contest the retuaa of 0ol. Gotthurst. The Th'mes. In an editorial.cordia'ly weleome - Jam. Russell Lowell and M. Leon Bay asambae.. sadors to Eualand. A dispatch from Cork to the Times aye a a , titlo will be loded Into the House of omm on behalf of Mr. Kettle, Pirnelllte end Parllament. who was defeated in Corkoca.do by Col. David OoithurAt H ,me Bele. T Prrou. d of the petition will be tPb6 .lerical flinere was used aganlost Mr. Kttle. A Dublin depatoh to the Tim.es laygtt. . - suit of the Ork county lectlin is one erf gre!eet surprines of the tlmee. It wanoa5 . " deutly believed that Mr. Kettle wouldre ls iol. dI hurst, and the only questIon unot denlaretion of the poll seemur to be whetblly or Mr. thaw wood be the sentor rirmeai ' Parlibment. The defeat of Mr. Parneb's nbl tee after the tremendous efirts to sute return is a heavy blow to Mr. Prnes torhlo. and the successful aandmade Catholr clergy and reeontsble la Inc. doubless, many Conservatives, a dd san aresat nnrar victory, - LoNDON. A pril 1e.-The London neot of the Mancbester f duardle say: Irish members of the new Parliament a. .e intnlon to arrive in town. Their progrteas - tl detidedly moderate. They ekequalsan of the Irish franohbae with the Englia and extension of the Ulster tenant right to b whole of Ireland. This is the su st anee their demands, FRANCE LoNDOa. April 16.-A Paris dispateh 1 Leeseps has arrived. Be cs not dienour the cold shoulder turned him in tha states. He Intends to soon Manchester. Dinnicibam Edinbu ih.r and Dubilto pt ootis cand. H will afterwar ll tne alum ando , Paris diseatoh t the lln Bmon, Republlean life Benator. a Ae ed a member of the new supreme ednucation. P~axs April 16.-It Is stated tbha Y. Emile Lemoinne, publicist and mem French Academy. will sueeeeed Count as Frengqh envoy to Belgium. The HoteUi' iisMun expressesre Hon at the triumph of the . - lish parnlameutars electn Gladstone and the Marquis of tar.tlto, A Pants. April 1 -The olrlar of eid.d Freyont exlanng the forein pOlicy .: - ueud by ham Sl~e his accession to oi , oe ? dispaebed to the French renresenuhavti.v.e. morrow. Prince Hobenlohe has introduced Batron To Radowita to President Orevy. T''be bishops contlnue to protest aMa.aintlb deere of tne government against nnatu-as . ized religlous bodies. N4lneteen German and other oelalsgMdl l : tore, lwhn have- been ordered out O rra..e Count de eseps to-day visited Praitier d D. paagnae. Bonapartist, Senator for1.. . Department of Bavole. is dead. RUSSIA. LoxDox. April le.-A dispatch to the Smradt, , dated Lt. Petersburg, Thursday alght, as Prine Gortsobakoff is better. ST. PmnsaBUsno, April 16.- Prlne koff continues feeble and greatly a was delirious for half an hour this m..a.. A number of Russians are preparing anm s N' dress, to be presented to Mr. Gladston f _ gratulating him on the success of the in the parliamentary elections 11 a. m.-Prince GortoohakoffrpassedAr night, with Intervals of delirium. e a appetite. and comolains of heaviness l th. ? head and continued weakness. GEBIYIAY . B.nI.x. April 16.-In the Belchstag to-day ,r a vote of 166 to 128, the army bill was a third time. The Ultramontane am . - exempting priests from service in t reserve was previously adopted. ` The North German Gazeate says theUBttrs : e tanes. by suenpporting the governmentO n.tW customs question, were at one time in aW tW. secure a position of influenoes bat. stala G quently. by their strongly hostie atWU.e i the political questions in no way with religion, arrested the progrey s a - approeobment. which would have been so use. ful in promoting religious peace. DENMARK. oorAsrwa . April -The steamer V with Prof. Norde skiold on board. a outside Elsinore Thursday. and srrve this morning. Twenty thousand p le h . assembled and rave the party az& enthuas reception. The Vega was escorted by fotilla and a man-o.fwar salnie was fired. T ee. fessor will be banqueted to-morrow Danish Geographical Society. and wil-.i . r with the King on Sunday. Monday he will banqueted at the Bourse, and afterward will e feted by the Association of Students. TURKEY. LONDON, April 16.-A diseatch from ostr tinople to the Manchester e(uardian says: Bussian reDresentative here has set a note the Porte demanding that the proeeedins the onee of the assassin of Dol. Cloa merof at once brought to a conclusion consistent r ustice, and declares that Russia will hold i. Porte responsible for the assassin shoul escape, e.or if future outrages should be co. ; mitted. MEXICO. GALVUsTO., April 16.--To morrow's Newu sw . publish the followie speoial: MsxCoo, April 13.-The annual 4eooratica t the graves of those massacred at Toeubege on L . the eleventh of Aprtl. 18so, by raren ewi omitted out of respect to the death of . ]Di . BURAH. LONDON Aril s6.--A Rangoon dispatch ean firms the denial of the Burese amb.sdor of - the reports of maseesacres at Mandalay. FORE1GN FLASHES. Bmntrx. April 16--In the Beiohetag to-~dr the first two clauses of the army bill were reesfa third time. PAwIs, April 16.-Baron von Badowits new German ambassador, has arirrived here. Bausvsa . April 16.-Queen Victoria left h.ea at 8:151 Iis afternoon for Flushing. The Empress Eugenie has arrived at .r a Taoon. iouth Africa. She is in good health. After the Apaches. Sax Fa iso r -A bat fr ee Tueson says: I overtakes Victoria's drivin Uteek South. ripc Agreedl