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Extraordinary Excitement Attend
ing the Contest at New
A Multitude Numbering Ton
Thousand Enter Gilmore’s
' Garden.
The Great Pedestrians Finish a Stile,
and the Crowd Howls,
Twenty Tlionsond Outside Rear the
iiowl, and Rise in Their
Tho Portcullis Gives Way Before Them,
' and a Battle Ensues.
Sptetal DltpnlcH to Tht TVfiune.
3sVt Tome, March 10.—At precisely 1 o’clock
this morning began the great elx-daya’ walking
match between O’Leary, Rowell of England,
Ilarrltnan, and Ennis for tho long-distanco
champion belt of tho world. Qllniore’a
Garden presented a lively scene j\t the
alart.' Not lesa than 10,000 persons
gathered to seo tho men make their firat mile,
and the brilliantly-lighted garden, with the gay
colors remaining os reminder* of tho Arlon
masquerade, was full of animation and In
terest. During tho day the preparations
were completed, while tho walkers wore
aleoplog away all tho time they possibly
could. O’Leary went to church In tho
morning, and to bed soon after taking tho last
square meal ho will havo for a week, Tbo con
testants arrived at the Garden about midnight,
and shut themselves up In their small houses.
The track, which Is ten foot brood, Is firm and well
laid, and protected by strong, high railings,
which will prevent the crowds from pushing
dose on to tho walkers, as has been dono lu
former contests at Die Garden.
• Long before 10 o’clock, tho hour for open
ing the doors, hundreds of persons
filled Madison avenuo in front of tho
Garden, and tho ticket lines extended more
than a square. When tho doors opened (hero
was a tush by tho eager throng, and, for tho
next three hours, the ticket-sellers could not
work fast enough to salt tho buyers. Such a
Iceno has not been witnessed previously at a
walking match.
Rat this preliminary scene was to bo followed
by ono vastly more exciting. At 12:30 thcro
was a vast crowd surging to and’fro In tho Gar
den, and still Die crowd in tho streets outside
teemed undimiulshcd. Tho police had their
hands full to prevent o general rush through
tho doors. A large number, of women hod
places In tho tiers of scats.
About half an hour before the start Rowell ap
peared and walked slowly around the track with
bis hat and coat on. lie was greeted with great
applause. When O’Lcarycamc out of his house
and set oil for. tho judges’ stand the cheering
was tremendous, and was kept up as the cham
pion bolt was displayed at Die stand.
At a few minutes before 1 the police closed
the doors, and thousands of would-ho specta
tors were shut out In tho street. This oc
casioned a howl of dlsappolntment.und rage.
A ralnulo before.!, tho four men stood abreast
on tho Btartlug-llue, .waiting Die go. O’Leary
had tho inside, with Ennis next, Darrlman
third, and Rowell outside. Tho latter was clad
In a costume ot variegated colors, very showy.
Ho I* six-foot-four. Jlarrimnn was resplendent
In purple sash and tights. O’Leary was dressed
In his usual quiet walking-costume, aud Ennis
was also plain and unpretentious.
' Twenty seconds before 1 tho word was given.
On tho first lap O’Leary was first, Rowell Just
behind, and tho others a few yards in tho rear.
After two or three turns Rowell broke Into a
(rot—a long slope—which Is his favorite mode
if making * distance. All this while the
excitement was at Its Shield, and there was a
perfect uproar In the Garden. The police had
to protect the press platform from an assault,
and the general confusion no doubt affected the
pedestrians, for oven O’Leary soon followed
Howell’s example and began to trot. Ennis and
iiarriman had already taken to their heels, and
all four wore skipping around the circle.
'fliu first mile was made by Howell lu 0:25, he
having forged ahead from the time ho began to
ran. O’Leary mode his first mile in 10:27. En
nis and Hurrlmaa .passed the lino together In
. 'When tho mile was announced on tho black
board the cheering was again deafening. This
BceiSed tboxcllo the outsiders beyond endurance,
and tho crowd turned into an angry mob, which
rushed for tho Madison avenue entrance. The
pofleo there were taken by surprise, mul, under
the great pressure, the entire front of the wide
entrance gave way. As the foremost of tlie mob
were entering the Garden proper a strong squad
of police, recognizing the situation, rushed to
meet them, and then occurred one of tlie live
liest scrimmages seen in Now York In a long
time. Tho police used their clubs freely,
and tho blows fell thick and fast
at random. This harsh usage was effectual,
and, once started out, the mob was driven clear
of the building and patrol Hues were established
Bo tliat nobody could approach within a square
of tho Garden.
Howell kept up his trot, and made his first
eight miles In one hour and ten minutes.
O’Leary made seven mites in one hoar and
MVen minutes, trotting much of the time.
To thi HVifirn AnortaUi Prtn.
Nbw Yoiik, March o.—There was a tremen
dous ' crowd at Gilmore’s Garden to-night to
witness the start in tho great pedestrian contest
of six days between O’Leary, present champion,
Howell, Ihu English representative, Uarriman.
of Boston, mid Emils, of Chicago, Several
thousand persons were unable to obtain admis
sion, and tiic crowd carried away (he front door.
Great confusion »ml excitement prevailed.
Ennis, O’Leary,. Uarrlimii, and Howell appeared
simultaneously on tho track and went before
tho judges’ stand. They wero cheered tremen
dously, am! tho worn “go" was given
at 1 o’clock. They all started off at
a sharp walk, and O’Leary was ahead ou
the first lap. Howell being second, Hurrlman
third, and Ennis fourth. Then Howell com
menced ruunlitg, and he was soon followed by
Ennis ami O’Leary. Howell made ihu first
mile In, 1):S5, O’Leary In 10:27, llarrimau la
10:40, and Eunlslu 10:40.
To Ihe Editor of The TViftuns. ,
Chicago, March o.—Mr. Sullivan, the owner
of llcslng Jr., after making a number of oicuecs,
Btutos In yestcwlay’s ‘liuuunb Umt lie is anxious
so make the match for 73 or 83 hours, providing
It'la for “blood money," that Is, all gate receipts
go to winner. In my acceptance of Mr. Bum
van’s challenge 1 made no mention of how tho
gate money should he divided, and am perfectly
willing to agree to hts last proposition making
the contest for 83 hours. aside, winner to
take ail gate money after expenses arc paid. 1
' think both parties have Indulged lu enough
newspaper talk, mid It Is uhout tlmu Mr. Sullivan
covered my forfeit, which remains In the hands
•ofW. 0. Lyon. Respectfully,
CIi.VIU.B9 E. Djlvibs.
SMeial Ditsotch to The TWSmrx
FobtWatnb, Ind., March U.—Considerable
eicltelnent la caused by Die failure yesterday ul
Ucllcr & Dsguo, with liabilities aggregating
nearly 950,000. They conducted stores at Mon
roeville. and Decatur, Ind., and Dixon, 0., a
fctava-fsctbty at Decatur, and a stave-factory,
flouMDlli, and saw-mill at Decatur. They em
ployed 150 men, who are thrown out of work.
The firm hkd recently sustained heavy losses,
which, coupled with thu depression lu the slave
business und the shrinkage lu real estate,
caused the suspension. The heaviest losses fall
on firms lu Fort Wayne. Cleveland, and Toledo.
The assets will not yield 50 per cent.
Pa lb Riven* Mass., March o.—Tho petition
of William C. Davol. Ur., an Involuntary bank
rupt, Was filed at the Court ul Insolvency at
Taunton yesterday. The (allure was caused by
indorse. friftliU for a ton-ln-law, Charics P, Stick
nojr. n* Is also liable to a large amount as to*
dorscr for Die Davol Mills. The total liabilities
are not far from 1000,000.
Forsonal and Political Complexion of Son*
nto and House.
Wathtngton Poll.
On tlie 18th lost. llio Forly-slxlh Consre.i
will convene In the Cnnltol. It will bo com
poiod In Senate and Houbo a. follows]
IWM. John T. Mnrtrsn. D. 1881. A. 11. Oartond. D. ,
neo. 8. Honstoo. u. iww. Ja*. D. walker. D..
1881, Newton booth, It. I*B3. HonryM. Teller, R,
I*B3. James T. Farley, D. IPBB. N. I’. 11111, H.
ctiNxtirncoT. Delaware. «.
IMI, Wm. w, Raton, I). Ifwi. Thoi. P. HAyard. D.
iflso. Orville 11. Platt, H. 1883. Ell Baulshury, D.
I*Bl. Chas. W. Jones, D. 1883. honj. 11. 11111. D.
1885. Wilkinson Call, I>. 1885. John 1). Gordon, D.
iwa. David Darla. I. Ifflt. Jot. B. McDonald. D,
IBSJ. John A. Logan, R. 1883. D. W. Voorhees, D.
1883. S. J. tilrkwood, n. 1883. P. R. I'lumb. R.
1885. Wm. Alllioo, It. 1885. John J. Ingalls, R.
1883. James 11. Deck, D. 1883. W. I*. Kellogg. R.
lats. J, B. Williams, D. I*B3. U. V. Jonas. D.
IPBI. 11. Hamlin, B. I*Bl. Wm.!*. Whyte. D.
188.1. Jm. (». Ulnlne, R. 1885. Jas. n. Oroome, D.
1881. H. L. Dawes, ». 1881. Z. Chandler, B. „
1883. George Y. Hoar, R. 1883. Thoi. W. Ferry, R.
MINNESOTA. Mississippi, .
1881. 8. J. It. McMillan,R. 1881. R. K. Hruco, It. _
1883. Wm. Wlmlom. iu 18S3. L. t). O. Lamar, D.
1881. F. M. Cockrell. D. 1881. A. 8. Paddock. H.
1883. George «. Veit, D. 1883. Alvin Saunders, H.
1883. William Sharon. R. 1883. Edward It. KollU,R.
1885. John P. Jones, 1L 1883. (Vacancy).
1881. T. K. Randolph, D. 1881. Francis Reman. D.
1883. J.Il. .McPherson, D. 1885. HoscDfiCoakllDß.lL
18« i. Matt \V. Hansom, D. |«B|. Allen O.Thurmtn.p.
1883. Zfib (I. Vanco. D. 1889. Gco.IL Pendleton,D.
IBS3. Lafayette Urovcr.D. 1881. Wm. A. Wallace. D.
1885. James 11. Slater, D, 1885. J. D. Cameron, It.
1881. A. K, mirnstile, 11. 1883. 31. O. Uutlor, D. _
188.1. H. It. Anthony, It, 1685. Wado Hampton. D.
18-41. James K. Malloy, D. IfWI. Samuel i>. Msxcy, D.
1883. Ilham G. Harris, D. 1683. Richard Coke. D.
1881. Geo. F. Kdmondi,n. 1881.1 L K. Withers. D. _
1885. Justin 8. Morrill, It. I*BJ. John W. Johnston,D.
I*Bl. Frank Hereford, D. 1881. Angus Cameron. B.
1688. Henry G. Davis, D. I*Bs. 31.11. Carpenter, 11.
X. Thomas Herndon. i?* ni s! A ThoinM Williams, D.
2. Hilary A. Herbert. U, o. Harwell D. Lewis. D.
8. W. J. Samford. D. 7. william 11. Forney. D.
4. Charles M. Shelley, D. H. William 31. Lowe, N.
1. Poindexter Dunn, D. 3. Jordan E. Cravens, D.
S. William F.Siemens. D. 4. Thomas M. Gunter, D.
Elects four Congressmen In 1878.
I. James B. Belford. It. -
I. Joseph 11. Hawley. U. :u John T. Walt, R.
3. James Phelps; D. 4. Frederick Allies, R.
Edward u Martin. D.
s. Noble A. Hull. D.
11, n. M. Darldion. 1).
I. John 0. Nlcholls, D, 0. James 11. Blount D.
3. William B, Builth. I>. 7. William 11. Felton, D.
а. Philip cook, u. «. Alox. A. Stephens, D.
4. Henry Persona, D. 9 Emory fipeor, D.
б. N. J. Ilammond. D.
I. William Aldrich, 11. 11. James W. Blnßlcton.D.
3. GcorßO 11. Harts, ii< la. William M.bpnnßor.D,
3. Hiram Barber. Jr., It 13. AdlolE.btQveuson.il.
4. John C. ftherwlu, It 14. Jusedh G. Cannon. It
ft. 11. M. A. Hawk, It Ift. A. IV Forsythe. N.
d. Tlios. J. Henderson. ft 16. W. A. J. Sparks. U.
7. Philip C. Hayes, It. 17. Wm. It. Morrison, D.
8. Orecnbu-yL. Fort, It. 18. John It. Thomas. It
y, Tbutnoa A. itoyd. It. ID, It W. Townibcod, 11.
lu. Benjamin F. Marsh. It
muiAn a.
1. William Heilman, It 8. A. J. Hostetler. D.
3. Thomas It Cohb, I). n. Godlore 8, Orth, K.
8. (Icorne A. itloknell, U. ID. Win. 11. Calkins, It
4. .Icntlml). Now. I). 11. Calvin Cowblll. it
9. Thomas M. Browne, It 13. W. 0. Colcrlck, n
n. Win. it. Meyers, D. 13. John U. Baker, It
7. Gilbert Do ta Matyr, N.
1. Moses A. McCoid, It o. J. It Wearer, N.
3. Hiram Price. It 7. K. If. Gillette, N.
3. Thomas Uodcnrnll, R. H. W. F. Bapn, It _
4. N, C. Doerlng, 1(. U. Cyrus C. Carpenter, It
ft. Hush Clark, fl.
John A. Anderson, It 3. Thomas Ryan, B.
■Jt. I), c. Haskell, It
I. Oscar Turner. 1) * fl. JohnC. Carlisle, D.
3. James A. Mcßcmle.D. 7. Jus. C.- 8. Ulsckunm.D.
a. Joint W. Caldwell, 0. H. P. P. Thompson. Jr..D.
4. J. Proctor Knott. D. U. Thomas Turner. U.
ft. Albert 8. WUlls. D. 10. Elijah C. Pbister, D.
4. ,t I). Rlam, D.
ft. J. Floyd Kink. D.
6. E. W. Robertson, D.
1. Randal L. Gibson, 1).
3. K, John Ellis. D.
3. Joseph 11. Ackleo. O.
1. Thomasß. Reed. It 4. George W. Ladd, K.
3. Wm.P. Frye. R. ft. Thompson It Murcli, N.
3. Stephen D. Llndior, R.
4. Robert M.McLane, D.
ft. Kll J. Ilcnkle. J).
n. Milton o. Urnor, It
1. Daniel M. Henry, D.
3. J. F. 0. Tulbut, D.
3. William Klmmol. O.
1. Wra. W, Crape, it. 7. Win. A. Rutsell, R.
2. jienj. W, Harrii, IL «. Win. Claflln. It.
:i, Walbrldiro A. Field, It. 0. Wm, W. Idee. It.
4. Leopold Mono. D. W- Amtii Nprero**, Q.
n. h. z. Bowman, It. it. Geo. 1). Robloaoo, R.
0. Geo. 0. Lorlmr, It.
I. John 8. Newberry, IL 0. Mark 8. Brewer, It.
•2. Kdwln WlUltis. It. 7. Omar I). Censor, It.
a. .iuiiHsll. McGowan, n. a ituiwellG. llorr, It,
4. .1 nllu* U. Burrow*, IL U. Jay A. Hubbell, K.
a. John W. sumo. It.
I. M. 11. Dunnell. R. a. W. D. Washburn, R.
a. Henry Poehicr, I).
1. It. L, MulJrow. D. 4. Otbo R. Slnaloton, D.
a. Van 11. Manning, D. s. Cbss. K. Hooker, D.
s. 11. D. Money, 1). 0. J. It Chalmers, D.
1. Martin L. Clardy, D. a. Samuel L. Sawyer. D.
2. Kraatus Wells. D. 0. Nichols* Ford, N.
a. U. Graham Frost. I). to. Gideon F. Itotbwell, D.
4. Lowndes 11. Davis, U. 11. John 1). Clark, Jr., D.
9. Richard F. Bland. D. IX Win. 11. Ustcb, P.
R, John It. Waddlll. D. la. Ayletl U. 2n£kner, P,
7. Alfred M. Lay, D.
Edward K. Valentino, K.
KoillnM. Dsygott. U.
NEW UAMPinlßfc
t. Joshua O. Hall. It. s. Evans W. Farr, Tl.
a. James F. Brigs*. It.
nkw jinesr.
1. Geo.il. Robeson. 1L a. Uibs.ll. Voorht*,*ll.
2. Rescklati. li.bmltb.D. u. John L. Blake. it.
3. Mile* Rum, I). 7. Lewis A. llrltfham, IL
4. Alrah U. Clark. D.
xaw YOJIK.
1. Jas. W. Covert. I). i«. John IL Hammond, R.
X Daniel O'Kclly.D 10. Auiszioh I). James. It.
:i. 8. H. Chittenden, R. 30. John 11. starln, It.
4. Arch. M. HU**, D. 31. David Wilber, It. '
r>. Nicholas Muller, D. 33. Warner Miller, IL
0. h. B. Cox. D. Xt. Cyrus 1). Froicoit, R.
7. Edwin Klnitcln, 11. 34. Jotsph Mason, It.
H. Anion U. McCook, B. xi. Frank llltcock. It.
It. Kcrouudo Wood. D. 30. John 11. Camp, It.
to. Jatne* O’Brien. D. 3f. Klbrldie G. Lanham.R.
11. Luvir. Morton, It. 30. Jero. w, Uwlclir. It.
13. tVaeancy). JW. D. I*. llteharUion, it,
13. John IL Ketcham. IL :<O. John Van Voorhli, IL
14. John H. Feniou, It. SI. Richard Crowley, It.
i:>. Win. Loumbery, D. UX Ray V. Fierce, It.
Id. John M. llolloy. IL U 3. IL IX. Van Aernau, IL
17. Walter A. Wood. It.
south oanouNA. .
I. John J. Martin, il ft. Alfred SL Scale*, I).
.3. W. 11. KiteUln. D. U. Walter L. Steele, D.
8. Daniel L. ituwoll. N, 7. Kobl. F, ArmUeld. D.
4. JoiepUJ. Uavli, D. fl. Robert u. Vance, 0,
1, nerd. lluUerwurlh.lL 11. 11. L. Dickey, 0.
•2. Tbo*. L. Young, R. 13. Henry A. New. IL
a. J. A, McMahon, D. Li. A. J. Warner, O.
4. J. warren Kolfer, R. 14. Olbson Atherton. D.
s. DenJ. Lefovrn, IX IS. George W. Ueddea, D.
». W. li. Dill. D. It). Wm.McKlnslcy.Jr.«lt.
7. Frank Hurd, D. 17. James Monroe. Il
H. It. 11. Finley. D. 18. J. T. Upd tariff, IL
t). Geo. L. Convene. D. in. Jauica A. GarUeld. R.
lu. Thomas Ewing, 1). so. Amo* Townsend, IL
l. John Whltcakor. D.
I. 11. 11. Bingham. U. in, Kdward Overton, R.
3 CtivU a O Netll, K. lit. join) 1. Mllchi‘ll. 11.
a. Namnel.!. lUinUli, D. 17. A. If. Oonrotii. It.
4. WlllUm U. Kullcy* It. IH, llurftik) 11. I'Uber. It.
A. A, C. ilsrmer, 11. in. F. K. Bolictiouror. D.
a. William Ward. H. 30, Milt 11. Twmm, N,
8. WlllUm CimlilUlk, K. 31. Morgan U. Wliu. 1),
8. Iltiutfr Clymtr, l>. 3X RiiMflll.Errvtt, It.
0. A. Ilfrrrtmtili, U. 3d. TUoniai M. liajrnc, R.
in. (teuton K. Bachman, D. 31. 'V. K. shutlcaburxor, It,
11. Itolwtt Klotl. I). 35. liftrnrWliUfl.lt,
iv. Humirluk It. WrlKUl, D.iw. 8. It. Dime, it
in. .tidin W. Itrou, I). 37. J. 11. Omwr, It
14 Jolm W. lUlllnger, It
IlllOlil ISLAND.
1. NidaoaW. Aldrich. U. x Latimer W, Ballou, R.
1. John 8. RlctiftnUou, D. 4. John 11. P.tldi, T).
X M. I'. O'Couuer, D. ft. O. U. Tllluun, V,
X ff/ftti Aiken. U.
1. Robert L. Taylor, D. 0. Jnlin T. Haute. D.
3. U C. Houck, U. 7. U*. 0. WlilUtlome, D.
3, lieoreo u. ullircll, I), 8. jujm i). o. Atkin*, D.
4. Dcuum MeMllUu. 1). a. U |l. almoiton, I),
a. Jutm M. Urlklit, D. 10. 11, Cft*cy Young, D.
I. John If. Reagan. 1). 4. Unger Q. Mills. I).
3. I>. 11. Cnllwnwn, D. A. Ueorge Vf. Jones. K.
3. Ollii Wellborn, 1), «. (Vacancy)
I M ÜBUil , .
I. diaries JL Joyce. H. :i. Hradtey Barlow, B,
x James M. Ty er, U.
1. R. L. T. Beale, D, e. j. Randolph Tucker, D.
3. Jolm (lomlc, Jr., D. „ t. Jolm f. Harris. U.
x Joseph K. Johmlun, D. a Kpitaiiuinou.il.
4. Joseph Jorgensen, it. u. J. u. Richmond, 0.
6. Ueorgfl 0. Cabell, I).
1. Bonjatnlu Wilson, u. 9. Jolm E. Ksnns, j>,
3. Ituujsmlu F. Martin, D.
1. CbarlesO. Williams, It 6. lidward B. Bran. R,
3. l.ucien U. Caiveil, ft. o. Gabriel Houck. I).
3. (lenrgsC. lUzietua, It. 7. H. Ij. lluniiibrrjr, R.
4. I*. V. Douittr, I). 8. Tktddeu* c, Pound, R.
mtcxrmi (.Avion.
There are six Vacancies in the House,—four
from California; one In Texas, Caused bv the
dcutu ol BchlelcUcri and one In New York,
caused also by a death.
Bt. Loots, March O.—A report which gained
currency that Jay Could has requested D. M.
Edgertou, President; 8. M. Edgall, Vlve-Prcal-
£ eu . 1 .l m ,VM WO ? r . three Directors ol the Kansas
Pacific iU Iroad to resign, U dcaScd. At least
no sych lulormatlou has beta hers.
Damaging Evidence Gathered by
the French Impeachment .
Kovolattou of Suspicious Oorro
spondonco Between High
The Zulus Now Engaged in Gathering
Their Hamit.
Dlsmnrok Again Fails to linlldozing In
the Goman Reichstag.
Flurry in Berlin Over the Rnmor that the
Falser Fainted Saturday.
London, March O.—A dispatch from Farts
says that If tho Chamber* vote for the Impeach
ment, ex-Frosldcnt MacMnhon intends to de
mand that ho bo prosecuted with the Ministers.
A belief Is gaining ground that the Chambers
will reject Die Impeachment resolution. Tho
Prute ears Kenoult will oppose It on behalf of
tho Loft Centro.
Tho Payi (organ of tho “militant” Donapart-
Ists) advises tho Bounpartlsts to abstain from
voting, and not to aid lu saving the Republic.
VOrdrt (organ of Rouhor) advises the Botu
partlsts to vote against impeachment.
Tho Chambers will probably adjourn obout
tho acth Inst., until May.
Versailles, March o.—Brlflson'g report re
veals a long iuul auspicious correspondence be
tween Gen. Qrimandcl do Rochobouet, when
President of the Ministry, and Gen. Ducrot and
others. Gen. Ducrot, on one occasion,
telegraphs assuring Gen. Kochcbouct that ho
can count upon his fullest co-operation,
Qcn. Rochobouet telegraphs to the Command
ant of tho Rouen Corps to organize
tho Dclnnoy Brigade “for execution of
Plan No. 3, as you propose-” Ollier telegrams
order the preparation of two days’ rations for
tho troops.
Cape T6wn, Feb. 18, via Madeira.— Col.
Pearson was attacked at Ekowc by; a largo force
of Zulus. The latter were defeated with enor
mous loss, and pursued to Eutomedlo, ono of
tho Zulu military kraals.
reports that ho has captured a largo number of
cuttle. Tho health of his troops Is good. The
attitude of tho native tribes in Transvaal Is dis
quieting, and It is feared tho Chiefs have formed
a league against the British.,
Tho Governor of Mauritius boa arrived at Capo
Mea-of-wnr Boadlcca and Flora are at Sunon’s
Bay. They have tweuty-seven eases of small pox
on board.
London, March 10.—' The correspondent at
Capo Town says Col. Pearson, after repulsing
tho Zulu attack which occurred Feb. 13, burned
A dispatch from Kimberley reports that the
Zulus have burned eight kraals belonging to
friendly Goitres near Dooraborg and kilted the
Inhabitants. All fears of a successful Invasion
of Natal have disappeared.
Tho agitation In Transvaal for Independence
has diminished as the attitude of tho tribes be
comes more threatening. Its reported Chief,
Secocaml, Is preparing to attack Boydenbarg, In
Eastern Transvaal.
A dispatch from Capo Town says a large pro
portion of the Zulus are temporarily disbanded
for harvest.' Pretoria Is being fondled' ogklnst
a threatened attack by the Cnlof Bccocaml.
London, March o. —Tho Cajte Arqut publishes
the following from its correspondent la the
field: “The Zulus now desire peace oa terms
consistent with tribal Independence.’ l
Bt. Petersburg, March o.—Gen. Mellkoff
tolcgranhs that tho foreign physicians, at the
meeting held at Wctllauka, have declared that
tho epidemic may bo considered to Imvo died
out, as there has been uo case since tho Oth of
February, but, as It is Impossible to guarantee
that It may not reappear, especially at Wotllaa
ka, they recommend tho continuance of certain
precautions. Tho cordon around the Govern
ment of Astrakhan, which foreign physicians
judged no longer necessary, has been with
London, March O.—A telegram from Cairo
onnouncca that a new Egyptian Ministry has
been formed with Mahomed Towllk, hereditary
I’rloce, os President of the Council. Rivers
Wilson and DcDligolorcs retain their posts as
Ministers of Finance and Public Works respect
ively, and each Is to have tw o votes lit the de
cisions of tho Council. Tho Khedive will par
ticipate In the direction of affairs. Nubar
Pasha, late Minister of Foreign Affairs, is pot
Included In the now Ministry.
Madrid, March 9.—The Mlutstor of the In
terior declared that the policy of tho new
Cabinet will be both conservative and liberal.
Madrid, March O.—U Is stated that tho
Marquis Do Molius docllnod Uio Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, preferring to remain In Faria
as Spanish Ambassador. Tho Ministry bos boon
offered to F. Do Cardenas, now Minister to
Spain at tho Vatican. The Journals state that
Uanovas del Castillo tntouds to travel
for tome time.
Berlin, March O.—A notice signed by Bis*
march announces that tho German Empire is
free from the cattle plague.
London, March O.—Tiiu Emperor William had
a slight fall Friday, which, though unattended
with Injury, caused sumo apprehension, as re
ports spread that It was occasioned by fainting.
' Berlin, March D.—Bismarck and Jlcrr Lasker
quarreled violently lu tho Ueichtsag Saturday
In consequence of tho Prince having attacked
the Liberals for favoring Judicial leniency.
London, March 10.—A dispatch from Berlin
states that the Powers have notified the Bul
garian Deputies that their dilatorluess has pro
voked serious displeasure. Tho Powers refuse
to consent to a Provisional Regency, and desire
that a Prince bo elected.
Liverpool, iiarch U.— The first consignment
of cattle subject to the now regulations arrived
from Boston in good condition.
Athens, March D.—The Minister of War has
given stringent orders for tho arrest of any
bauds attempting to enter Turkey*
New Uao for Cats,
The Belgians huvo formed a society for the
mental und moral Improvement of cats. .Their
first effort has been to train the cat tqdo the
work of tho corrlcr-plgcon. Tho roosr astute
scientific person would have bla Idcas.of locality
totally 9opfusad by being tied up.ID a meal-bag
und earned twenty miles from home and let out
In a strange neighborhood in Uic middle of Jim
night Tlio experiment has, however, boon tried
upon cats of onlv overage abilities, nml IholA 1 -
variable result has been that tho departed trod,
ihal has reappeared at his native kitchen dotif
the hen morning. Tide wonderful ekill In trav
eling through unfamiliar regions without h
guide-book or a compass has suggested the pos
sibility of cats being used os special messengers.
Recently thirty-seven cals, residing In the cllv
of Liege, were token In bags n long distance in-;
to the country., The animals wore liberated at;
3 o’clock In the afternoon. At (1:48 the same
afternoon one of thorn reached his home. Ilia
feline companions arrived at Liege somewhat
later, but It Is understood that within twenty
four hours every one had reached his home. It
Is proposed to establish at an early day a regular
system of cat communication between Ltogo
and the neighboring villages.
Ami the Tragedy that Occurred on Account
of Them.
Cincinnati Commercial.
The other day Mr. Poindexter, of. Richmond,
Va., shot and killed Mr. Curtis on account of a
young lady’s hoot heels,—tired five bullets into
him. The pacers giving an account of the trage
dy refrain from mentioning the young lady’s
full name. They permit us to know that bor
Initial Is C., and they till tho space the rest of
her name would occupy with stars. Therefore
she may properly Cft alluded to os Miss C. Stars.
Tho scene opens In a shoe-store, whore the
young man afterwards killed was clerk. Some
ladles go through tho world without over having
a horrid male Heine speak Impertinently to
them. They arc so unconscious, so dull, per
haps, that they would not be apt to perceive It
oven if bad male’creatures were toatarootthem.
'nicy do not keep up a detective watch for im
pudent men, as it were. .Miss C. Stars was not
one of this stupid sort.
At any rate, when sho wont into tho shoe
store she took It Into hop head that Mr. Curtis
bad Insulted her. She told her story to her
lover, and thereby fired his heart. After he had
shot and killed'voting Curtis sho appeared at
his examination 41 dressed in deep mourning,”
and gave her testimony, which was to this ef
fect: She had seen the dead man only three
times, ilo began his rudeness tbo first time sho
saw him. Uo ottered to put her shoes on for
her. Being a shoo clerk It was an'unpardona
ble oiTenso In blm to assist a customer tu trying
on a pair of boots. ' Miss C. Stars would nouo o’
that, however. She put them on herself. Then
Curtis asked to be permitted to button tho
boots for her. She thereupon found 44 his con
duct so oltonstve that she took tho shoo off.”
Her blood boiled, and she put on her old boot
again, and bo offered to lace It up for her. 11 Ho
stooped right down at my foot, and remained
till I had to turn my back upou him to laco my
Sho left the shop, but had a pair of shoos
made In Philadelphia. They did not please her.
She seems to have boon bard to suit In the mat-
ter of foot-covering. She walked deliberately
into tho dragon's jaws once mure, and naked tho
bad shootnan to change the now pair of shoes
for her. lie did so, but Imprudently asked her
to try them on in the.' store. Agtifu outraged
modesty was up In arms. As Mr. Curtis had
perhaps foreseen, this third pair of shoes did
nob lib either, and Miss C. Stars camo buck once
more. This fitting of her boots was a matter of
Importance, lb stems to h&ye occupied much
time and thought.
This third tlmo Mr. Curtis, having observed
with the shrewdness of a practical salesman,
how Miss C. Stars was absorbed in her foot, re*
marked thntshoworoasinall shoe. This was an
other outrage, and Miss 0. Stars treasured lb up.
She had brought a pair of boots to havo the
heels thereof plated, because they were
worn down. Mr. Curtis, being commissioned to
execute this order, and wishing to ascertain the
best manner of putting the plates oa, asked her
to show him how she wore her heels off,—mean
ing she should put out her shoo, with her foot
In it, and show him how she stopped. “I told
him I would do nothing of the kind.” Curtis
was then guilty ot another atrocity. Ho asked
her how she could walk In such a shoo. That
Question cost him Ills life 1 The young lady un
derstood that this shoo-clcrk was admiring her
tiny foot unduly. . Ills explanation was very
different, lie said the hcsl of the shoo was
nearly in thcmlddto of the sole, and ho did nut
see bow anybody could walk on it, and that was
wbab ho was thinking of. But lb would pfoba
bly bo hard to make the young lady believe that;
and the wicked young man Is dean.
Mr. Curtis wont out with the girl to her
phaeton and handed her in. A friend was with
her, am! the had'to step across the feet ami
skirts of this friend to reach her owu seat. In
duing'su she stumbled, and Mr. Curtis grasped
her arm, fearing she would fall. That Is what
ho said. Ho seems to havo forgotten for tho
moment that sue had given him Uie money for
iho plating, and asked her if she bad done so,
lie discovered Ms error almost Immediately,
however, and said, “ Yes, you did, too.” This
insulted the lady frightfully again. She said:
1 was very much provoked with such familiarity
from a stranger, and walked ont of the store., lie
followed mu to the (Miaoton. lie helped mo in, and
In dulng so gave my arm a very severe grip. 1 was
very much provoked, and remarked to my friend 1
would never so m tho store again as long as ho
was employed there; that I considered nun not
onlv very unrefined but decidedly Insulting.
That's all.
A juror asked her If there was “ anything
moro particularly gross ” than this she had bccu
telling. She answered that she "thought not.*'
This Juror was so dumb that ho evidently did
not perceive the enormity of youutr Curtis*
crimes. But then the lady didn't know what he
might have done. The Coroner asked her if she
told Mr Poindexter the story.
A.—Yes, sir; I told him about the same story
»—X think Just as 1 have related here. ■
Coroner—How did ho receive the statement?
A.—ilo seemed very angry at the time; he sold
ho would horsewhip the follow; asked mo for a
description of him. and on what day it oscurrod.
I don't remember that anything more was said.
Coroner—Mr. Poindexter is an intimate ac
quaintance of touts, 1 suppose?
A—Yes, sir.
Mr. Poindexter took a cowhide and strode to
"You insulted a lady hero on Saturday,” bo
Curtis answered: "I never Insulted a lady,
and If 1 did. unwittingly, 1 will apologize to her
and to you.”
" But you did Insult her.” Mr. Poindexter ex
claimed, and thereupon fell to with bis cowhide
and larruped Curtis around the nock and
shoulders eight or ton times, till another clerk
stopped the proceeding, and tho Poindexters
(there were two brothers) left the shop.
Then Mr. Curtis became enraged, lie wos
wild with auger, lie went to the oillco oil some
friends and consulted with them, avowing in Uie
most solemn manner that ho never dreamed of
any oiTouso to Miss 0. Stars. Tho outrage
which had been put upon him was one he md
not Intend to bear., One of his friends told him
tho proper thing to bo done was to go and kill
Poindexter otter what had happened. Tho other
lint Barney can’t do that. Bis character aa a
Christian mid member of the church prevent*.
(Junta said: “No, 1 can’t kill any man; but
what muaiddot” turning around to mo,
1 replied: * ’ You must auo him at once, and de
mand a full and Immediate apology, and, If not
given Immediately, boat hint.''.
Being a Christian and a church member,
Barney himself finally concluded to compromise
on a cmilng. lie mid Mr. McQuiro then walked
down Main street, and bought a good, stout
cane. Armed with this. Curtis wcut in search
ot Poindexter to give him a punishment which
should satisfy both honor and Christianity.
Thcv found him. 'Curtis advanced, with his
stick In the air. 110 demanded an apology.
Poindexter replied: ‘ "I won't apologize,'* mul
drew a pistol. Curtis said, "I am unarmed.”
"Beat him; you must boat Idm,” urged his
friend, who Is thu man who should be convicted
of murder and hanged.
Thereupon Curtis began to boat, and
Poindexter began to'shoot, and kept on shoot'
ing till Curtis (ell. ‘ lie was burled from St.
•Tames* Episcopal Church, Richmond, March 8.
it remains to ho seen wlmt tho courts will do
with Mr. Poindexter, but this Is an unusually
clear cose of self-defense.
Social Ditpqtch to Tin Triton*.
Tolbuo, 0., March 9.—Tho Ice 1&> moving
beautifully. Tho shipping Is safe. We expect
a free river to-morrow. •
QoBRtSTOWiv, March o.—Arrived, the Indi
ana, from Philadelphia. /•’
Jjut of th« flwaUbw-Toll*.
muMnpfon Corr**9o»<ltnct Wtiiburg Dtm*(eK.
McOreery has always attracted tho attention
of strangers during bit term as Senator from
Kentucky. He is one oMUo three statesmen
who lu that branch wear swallow-tail coats, and
thereby hangs a tall. ‘ Ooo6f Uio three swallow
tails sold to your correspondent lha other day
on (bis subject:
“I wear this kind of a coat because I always
did, and there was a time when a man would no
muro think of taking a seat lu tho Senate with
out a coal of this kind than be would think of
going lu his Urceshig-gowu."
“ When was this, Beuatorl"
“ Well, that was over thirty years ago. When
1 first went into tho Senate frock cOats were Just
beginning to apuear there. A short time pre
vious to ilmt not a frock or a sack coat was to
be seen in the Senate chamber." 1 ‘
Operations of a Gang of Pseudo-
Philanthropists in Eastern
Ttaolr Piracy Carried on under
■'' tlie Color of Committee-
A Eosldout of New York Kills One Burg
lar and Nabs Another,
Full Particulars or the Dastard
ly Boy-Murder Near
tiHeetal Dlscateh tv The TVifrune.
Philadelphia, March O.—A gang of swin
dlers who worked os the 41 Bayard-Taylor
Memorial Committee,” did not have so good
luck‘ln this city as in Washington and Now
York, where they got nearly SSOO. One of them,
calling himself Dr. Von Retailed, called on
Furness, an eminent |Shakspcarcon scholar and
President of the Penn Club, on tbo 12th
of February and asked tbo usu of btsnamo on
tho Honorary Committee. Von Rein
fled asked for no money, Imt he govo
them*. $lO. Ills subscription was
quickly raised ten-fold by tbo addition of a
cipher, and tho swindlers bled them to the resi
dence of Goorgo 11. Bokcr, President of tho
Union League, with a similar request. Bokcr
was not to bo outdone by Furness, and ho put
down SIOO. Not having tho cash, ho offered a
chock; bnt they would not toko it then and loft.
George W. Childs was tho next man, and he
was tbo first to suspect, because when ho looked
oyer the New York list (Childs Is an expert
on subscription lists, for his name Is on them
all) ho found tho names of gentlemen whgra be
know never put their names down for anything,
on principle. Ho put them off nml went to see
tho German Consul, whoso name ho saw wait
down. Meanwhile, Baker had begun to think
there was something crooked, and went to see
Furness, and asked him how bo came to give
SIOO for such a purpose. Furness ex
plained, and tho fraud came out. A private
detective was called In, hut tho dcscrintlon of
tho clover swindler was verv vague. Ho was a
well-dressed, educated, amt an accomplished
man, expert enough to deceive the very elect,
and the search seemed hopeless, had not one of
tho men Just happened to pass as they stood
talking. It was tno work of a minute to stop
him, frighten him, got the $lO hack, and the
name oil the book. Furness was not ready to
prosecute, and when bo got the nows from
Washington next day the scoundrels had flown.
/fpectal'DUpnieh to The Tribune.
PirrsDUiia, Pa., March o.—lt la now known
that McLain, one of the stable bosses, murdered
little Sam Hunter at Braddock. McLatu and
Qclsol were arrested on Friday, as telegraphed
to Tnu Tribune, together with a negro named
Qoss, who was thought. to possess Important
Information. Yesterday McLain, Qclscl, and
Qoss wore brought to this city for safo-kecptng,
and also to protect thcm'from the fury of the
Braddock people. This morning Qoss made a
statement, the substance of which Is that he was
at the stable when Sammy Huntcrcame In from
Mb work. McLain told iho ’ boy not to wash
bis mule’s leg, but Sammy persisted. McLain
then struck tho boy four times on the head with
a shovel. Tho boy never moved after the first
Plow. McLain then put the body Into a grain*,
sack, which was held open by Qclscl. They then
took the body to tho river, where it was found.
Shortly afterwards Qoss heard McLain say,
“ Somebody has killed Sammy Hunter,” and
Qclscl replied, 11 If be Is killed, It will bo found
oot, anyhow.” The murder was done In tho
stable, near tho stall where Sammy’s mule
stood. , Goss was opt In tho shed. It appears
that a bit of romance Is associated with this
terrible alfatr. for a year or so Qclsol has been
courting McLain’s daughter, and It Is supposed
they are under engagement of marriage. Gel
sol, therefore, readily consented to assist his
prospective father-in-law to dispose of Iho body
of tho murdered hoy, mid did all ho could to
direct suspicion to the stable-boys, some
of whom had quarreled with Sammy,
and had been heard to threaten him.
The girl wont Into spasms when she
heard that her father and lover were Implicated
in tho murder. McLain and GeUol ore unwill
ing to talk about Uio affair, but it is believed
tho former will soon make n full confession,
since there is no longer tho least doubt of his
guilt. One of Qclscl’s sisters Is the wife of a
son of John Scott, President of tho Alleghany
Valley Railroad, and his father was at one time
& prominent groin-dealer In this city.
Nbw York, March 10.—One burglar was shot
and killed and another captured to-night by
John P. Richards, who surprised them while
they were ransacking a parlor in bis house. No.
805 East Eighty-sixth street. Richards was up*
stairs and heard a noise below In the parlor. 110
cot a revolver and wcut cautiously down.
By the light of the moon ho. saw two men In
the room, who heard him coming and ran, one
to the right and thu other to the left. Re fired
three shots at the latter without apparent
effect. Falling to got out of the back window,
the latter turned on Richards, who shot him
through the heart, and ho 101 l dead In the mid*
die of the floor. The other man was
then covered with a revolver, and
surrendered. The police were attracted by tho
shooting,. and, as they came to tho house,
Richards, after telling bis story, surrendered
himself. The dead burglar was recognized os
Timothy Casey, a hardened young criminal,
hardly yet a man, who has given tho police In
tho upper part of the city a good deal of
trouble. James Dorgao, tho captured burglar,
is known to tho police as on old of
fender. In tho station-house ho said to
Richards that if ho (Bureau) had only bad a re
volver Richards would not be at the station
house with him. Richards Is a member of tho
Arm ot John P. Moore's Bona, dealers. In guns
and arms, and Is Captain of tho Seventh Regi
ment rillc-tenm. Later In tho nlcht tho Coroner
discharged Richards from custody.
Apecfol Dispatch to J7i< Tribun*,
COLUMuna, 0., March B.—Thu events of the
post week have been such as to create a panicky
feeling among the people of this cltv, and all
now recognize the fact that wo are Infested
with a large gang of desperate characters intent
on arson, plunder, and pillage. Scarcely had
the largo 'meeting of citizens uroken up last
night before information readied, tho
police authorities of several attempts at
incendiarism. Houses were entered, coal oil
spread aud Ignited, but the flames successfully
put out. from events which followed it Is op*
parent that while tho citizens' meeting was Ue
liberating ss to tho mode of procedure the ar
sonists wore actively at work in scattering coal
oil and tar lu stables and out-houses, la places
far remote from each otlicr. At 9
o'clock this morning tho alarm
of lire was heard,' people hastily filling tho
streets. As soon as the Fire Department
reached tho first scene, another and another
alarm peeled out on the morning air, followed
by tho blazing buildings until the city was il
luminated in both tho north and cast by eight
distinct fires atone time. The Incendiaries had
also applied tho torch to Booth’s carriage works,
the largest in Central Ohio.
The city has been In an alarmed and excited
condition during the past few days, but ibo fires
early this morning bad tho effect of awakening
tho citizens to vigilant and active measures.
Tho foci Is recognized that any. half-way meas
ures would bo without avail lu tho present state
of 'kflalrs. This morning the Mayor called
a special meeting of the City Council
authorized tho offer of rewards for tho
arrest and conviction of any person connected
with the incendiary fires. Special policemen
woVe also ordered to be sworn in. Another
rousing meeting of the citizens was held, ami
pocrgstlo action on the port.of the authorities
I, 1 Co). Freeman, commanding the Fourteenth
Regiment, O. N. 0., has tendered the service of
tho Columbus Battalion to tho Mayor. Copt,
Doty, commanding tho Governor's Guard, makes
the same proffer of nsslstshce,’ which have boon
accepted, and about 500'of mod troops wore
sworn In to-night to act os patrol under
tho direction of tho Mayor, this
being virtually ’ raartlaMivw. After 10
o’clock to-night every stranger or
suspicious. character will bo arrested and
locked up, unless able to give a satisfactory ex
planation. A committee of citizens have pell*
t loucd (be Legislature to pass ait net making It
Incumbent upon tho county Sheriffs to receive
convicts at the Penitentiary and return them to
the place from which (hey are sentenced when
their term of Imprisonment has expired.
It Is believed that a large number of
the criminals now In the city are cx-convlcts,
who resume their former avocations as soon as
released, as many as forty-six being turned
loose on this community In ono day, thus mak
ing this city a central recruiting district for all
State criminals.
Columbus, 0., March o.—Tlio city was pa
trolled lust night by police, militia, and citi
zens, aggregating about 1,000 In number, and
not a fire occurred. Tho militia are on duty
again to-nigbt.
Spechti pitvaio'i to The Tribune.
Dstuoit, Mich., March o.— At an early hour
this morning & son of David Brown, a wealthy
butcher residing In the western nnrt of the city,
was awakened to. find throe masked men stand
ing by bis bedside with revolvers pointed ot bis
head. Jio was ordered to cover up under pain
of being shat. They then demanded Brown’s
money. He told them all bo possessed was In
tho pockets of his pants. By this time tho fam
ily had been aroused and commenced outcries.
Two of the marauders started to quiet the oth
ers, while the remaining ono. rilled young
Brown’s pockets. A daughter of tho butcher
was ettneed from her room to a porch, from
which she jumped to the ground, seriously
Injuring herself. Tho elder Brown and wife
were seized, and an attempt made to thrust
them Into a closet. Brown escaped and fled
down stairs. Ills wife, however, was locked up.
Meantime young Brown grappled with the other
burglar, and would have overpowered him had
not his companions coma to Ida relief. They
then (led and escaped. Brown had 91,000 se
creted In the bed. It was -probably known to
the robbers, but they failed to get It, owing to
• the resistance they mot with. -There is no clow
to their Identity.
Special Dlwalch to The TYtbur.o,
Milwaukee, March o.—Tho police this even
ing arrested August Kocpplln on & warrant
charging him with haying committed rape on
thu person of Catherine Wcssel last Tuesday
night. Tho case. If as roported by the victim, Is
of an aggravated nature..
Duty on Coal—Navigation Questions—Judg-
ment In n Church Cato—Colonization Pro
ject—Rumors »■ to • tlio Groat Western
. . Special Dlepaich to Tho JWfrtnMk
Ottawa, March o.—Nova Scotia and Ontario
members waited oa the Hon. Mr. Tilley, and
asked that a tax ot 79 cents bo Imposed bn
American coal. . .
Tho military gentlemen In tho city, attending
tho Dominion Rifle Association meeting, dis
cussed the advisability ot haying a grand con
centration of Ontario and Quebec forces at some
central pplut la either ono' or other of these
Provinces. Tho points suggested were Toronto
nbd Montreal. It Is more than probable that a
grand review will take place.
In the Senate, the question ot granting
Indemnity and mileage to a member of the Sen
ate who was absent lost session was discussed
with closed doors. It appears that a member of
the Senate wont to Now York In the beginning
of the last session, Intending to remain there Uio
first few weeks; but, before ho loft that city, ho
was token 111, and did not recover In time to dis
charge his Parliamentary duties.' The practice
in regard to this matter bos been, to allow pay
onlvln case a member being taken 111 oh bis
journey to the Capital or when residing In It.
under the circumstances of tho present case, It
was decided that tho: application oould not bo
In the ‘House of Commons. Mr. Rochester
moved for copies of correspondence respecting
the action' tnken by the Government of the
United States In denying to Canadians tlio free
navigation of tbo United States and Slate canals
and tbo Hudson River, In accordance with the
Treaty of Washington. Ho contended that the
action of (be American Government had ma
terially interfered with the Canadian lumber
carrying trade, Inasmuch as Canadian vessels
could not go beyond Albany on route to Now
York. Ho hoped tbo Government would lake the
inattpr In hand and try to redress the wrong, lo
crmsclt was a wrong that wo should be prevented
from Bonding our vessels through tbo
United States canals while American vessels
could outer Canadian ports. Mr. Burpee, of
St. John, said the difficulty with our barges
was, that they were too large to go through the
canals. No privileges were granted to the
United States vessels hero that were nob grant
ed to Canadian vessels In the United States.
Mr. McCullum said the difficulty was not that
our barges were too large. The fact was. Cana
dian barges were not allowed to go through
American canals, although American barges
were .allowed to go through the Canadian
canals. Besides, Americans charged Canadian
vessels for catling at American ports a sum
quite out of proportion to tbo amount charged
by the Canadian autbortlcs to the American
vessels. The motion was carried. Tito debate
on the production of the paper Is expected to
he verv Interesting. -
Mr. Valin moved for copies of petitions of
Messrs, Ross uud others of Quebec and Levis,
{troprlctors and builders of ships and steam
teals, in relation to the registration lu Canada
of American vessels, lie complained of Uic In
justice done to Canadian shipbuilders hr the
present arrangements with the United States
under which American shipbuilders could sell
or register their vessels In Canada without pay
ing, wbllu Canadians, before they ovau build
hero,|had to Import materials upon which they
had to pay a duty of 5 per cent, and lu some
cases 11% per ceut. He hoped the Goverumeut
would take steps for the relief of our ship
builders. Mr. Fortin supported Mr. Vallu, and
abated that in the building of a ves
sel a duty of 18,000 nad to be
paid by Cauadlans fbr material Imported,
while American vessels could come in free.
Mr. KlUom, of New Brunswick, looked upon
the ability to purchase American ships cheaply
as an advantage, mid contended that vessels
bought in the United States were vessels which
could nob be built in Canada. Mr. Anglin, of
Now Brunswick, spoke to tlio same effect. Tbo
motion was carried.
Special Dlmatch to'it* JW&tms,
Monthbal, March I).—'Ten thousand dollars'
worth of damage was done to plants owned by
gardeners an the Lachlno Canal by the explosion
of dynamite the other day, which broke tiie win
dows of the green-houses and admitted the
frost. The contractor who owned the dynamite
Is being sued for damages.
'The officials of the Montreal Occidental &
Ottawa Railway made a demand (or 00 cents
freight lor convoying to this dty the body of
Aniablo Gauthier, a workman killed by the
train on the track some miles out.
A Urge quantity of anthracite coal boa arrived
here from New York. There have been no im
portations of coal mado In the winter since
-1874, when prices in the city wore from $lO to
sll per ton.
Special PtxpalcA to The 7VI&UJI*.
Toiionto, March o.—Vice-Cnoncollor I’rbud
foot has delivered Judgment In the Oibawa
Church ease, dismissing, with costs, the applica
tion of the Uov. Mr. Johnson for writ to compel
tho Church-WardcDß to open the doors of the
church. Tho judgment Is very Important, and
emphatically establishes tho right of Uio con
gregation to a voice In tho selection of Its
pastor. It will ho remembered that, in
this case, tho * lato Bishop Bethuno,
aided by Archdeacon Whittaker, tried to force
upon tho congregation tho Uov. Thomas John
son. who was objectionable to a largo majority
of tho members of the church.
Mr. Arthur Dyson, tho victim of the Banner*
Cross murder, near Leeds, England, for which
Um notorious murderer Peace was recently exe
cuted, was at ono time a resident of this city,
and was known to a Urge number of our citi
Ppeeial pupatdi to The tVttmi*
London, March o.—At a meeting of the Col
onization and Aid Society a draft of a memorial
to tho Government was read. It sot forth that
tho Society hud a membership of 41XJ male
adults, and was Incorporated, its object was to
assist tho unemployed, being members, to emi
grate to the Northwest, wnero It asked for an
allotment of six townships, three free posses for
each family, and an advance of S3OO for each
tnslo adult, payable with Interest after two
years. Tho report of the Managing ConunliUe
recommended that tho delegation appointed to
wait ou tho Government bo Instructed to moke
the best terms they could With 1U The report
was received.
ffptdal DUpatck 19 The TVfSues. j '
Hamilton, March o.—Rumors ore la clrcula-
«nco lo Va y mtobl““A^
Western Railway nncl KuaraMao lo 11,'“
I.olc er. -1 per eeSt Interest? The w,ies
flclnls of (ho rood know whaflit-r iim
Col. De Oray. or U.e pronosnl!ArVrJ v" L ' 11 !" 1 ” "«
finds favor with tho stockholderstheSf rb,lt '
these continual rumors oftramir m
very unulcasant,” 9lcr must bo
Special Dltpalc A to The Trttmn»
s'onn Sm ,% u r raUKt ™ 'MS vL? a &
U,000,000 foiled to come to timn tt. ». otll »
The greater portion of the 1° OJJ uoq f Vi *
Will be deposUed In the Detroit Hlvcr WJ,yoolr »
Special Dinpatch to The Trihuni
Tho disease known «
blackleg bus broken out among n». iLV
worklnj! on Contract 15 ot Hie Canacla P,S
Railway. Uno man haa been broStHf
hospital hero suffering from It. RQI 10 Uie
’rosre.a of Rapid Trnn.le_tT|i nt ~„ .
Bono on tho Unnol.heil Soolloii,_i,
oriroellllle. for tho Ilapl.l
of rnaaeoger.-oh«ngoa on tho w c ,i u
llranolt. u *
New Yarlc Tribune, ifarch 7.
Tho receipts from (he sale of tickets on ths
Now fork Elevated Road-on Feb. 3t was about
$9,000. At an average fare of seven cents m
000 passengers were carried over tho road »
larger number than on any one day previous’
The most Important new workuow lo progress
In connection with the road is the construction
of the car and repair shops. These will cover
the two blocks bounded by Third and Fourth
avenues, Ninety-eighth andNlncty-nlnth streets
crossing over Lexington avenue. This site |j
well fitted for the purpose, being nearly, on i
lever With the road, and Its rocky forms,
tlon allowing a secure foundation. Tlio
land was purchased cheaply, as It would require
a great expenditure to fit It for ordinary
building purposes. The general depot for tie
rood will be hero, and room will be afforded for
the storage of all rolling stock, now numbering
100 engines and 200 cars. Repairing, and prob
ably the building ot new cars ns needed, will lo
done hero, furnishing employment for a Urge
number of mechanics. Temporary provision
for BDoitorlng cars and locomotives has already
been made, and switches have been constructed
The foundations of tho branch of the New
York Road to Thirty-fourth Street Ferry ura
being laid. It Is doubtful whether, trains will
run from the m&ln lino down, to this branch.
The franchise of the Company allows tlio build
ing of branches to all the East Side ferries, but
only tho ono to Grand Street Ferry Is likely to
bo built. Its length and the large number of
passengers likely to bo secured would undoubt
edly make large returns for tho Investment: be
sides, it would sccuro for the New Fork Itoid
a largo custom which would otherwise be
drawn to the road lu Second avenue. Tlio diffi
culty ot the two roads crossing in Thirty-fourth
street has been met by the engineers, who hava
arranged Unit one shall pass fourteen feet aburu
tho other. To accommodate the thrones that
crowd the platforms at thu busy hours, from 5
to 7 morning and evening, spurs, or “pockets"
ns they arc called, are being constructed be
tween tncraain trucks below Fifth street, one
having been finished at Franklin square. To
support these, the light girders of 2,109 pounds
weight, put lu to steady the slucturc, arc re
moved, and heavy ones, of twice that weight,
substituted. This Is also being done nl the
Harlem end from Ono-hundrod-mnMwenty-ulnlh
street to tho depot an Ninety-eighth street, and
a third'track laid. By extending these spurs the
whole length of tho rood, a truck for tliroueh
express trains could bo constructed, on which
they might run lit ono direction during the busy
hours in the morning, and lu thu opposite direc
tion at night, relieving the local Irakis of
through passengers.
Although the East Side branch of the New
York Itoad Is straight from Fifth street to Harlem
and the curves are slight below Fifth street,
yet tho heavy grades and frequent stops prevent
a high rate of speed- The running time from
South Ferry to Harlem Is forty-four minute};
during tho commission hours the time Is pro
longed to fifty minutes, while, when pisscmrcrs
aro few, the run can bo made easily In fort?
minutes. The quickest time Is mads by the
now'snaper train, which leaves Fulton street sc
4:15 o. ro., and, making, no stops, reaches the
upper terminus In twenty-five minutes, papers
being thrown off at thu various stations. A
gooaldea of tho contour of tho surface on which
this city Is built may bo gained from die rear
platform of a train passing tho length of the
road. By reason of the grades the engines ou
tho East Side ore heavier than those oa tho
West, and tho now ones heavier than those first
ordered. The lightest used on the East bids
weighs eleven tons and the heaviest sercatrea
Tbo terminus In Whitehall street Is so far
completed that ties are being out in place; be
fore it can be used uud the old structure in Bat
terv Park removed, the new station ail joining
Sta'tcn Island Ferry will have to bo built. With
the arrangements completed at this point, a
train moy start out on each aide as one arrive*.
There only remains to bo completed on tbo
Out Hall brouch in Chatham street iLe laying
of the ties and rails. . „ _ .
On the West Bide branch of lire New Tork
Road, the greatest projected ImprovemcutU the
replacing of the old structure with tbo .newer
form. The original work-in Greenwich street
and Ninth avenue, built ten years ago. was not
designed for locomotives. After experiment*
with stationary engines, light locomotives were
substituted. Tbcao are now unable to jlraw
heavy trains. The old road will bo rcplafea
with a now structure like that built for the *w
ond track. TboroarooboutthrecmllcsofUioolil
work, extending from the Battery toOonsovoort
street, on the cast side of the street. amUVom
that point on the west sldo to 1 nlriy-tourm
street. The Superintendent says that the old
structure le safe, hut not strong caoucli for
heavy endues. This route can afford the quick
est transit in the city, from IU food«»J%
curves and heavy grades. The track on tbs
side Is laid to Seventy-second street, hut not
yet used beyond Flfty-nluth street. At this
point all the rolling stock of the road U drawn
up an Inclined plane from Iho atrcct to the
elevated track. Workmen were cngaccd nj
cently In hoisting ton now cars, whichi hud been
brought from Troy by the Hudson Itivtr Kom
to Thirtieth street, and thence drawn by bones
over the Bolt Lluo. The ordinary car* cost
SI,OOO, while those known os palace cars, muj
cauoseats, used chiefly on the Grand Central
men. Thls’lncludcs 153 cngluecnUfl- llw«»ej|
110 conductors, 209 brakemon, 1U Ihkei unu
station agents, and 181 gatomeu. t io remalndflr
being mechanics and common laborer*.
p ‘£ toil. oggHg
err, tt In il.wned an ovonlshl rt }h« KJPJ
Transit ConnulMlou In not pnivliVng two rauni
Inatead ot one. Tlic whole nanincr ol tHw rim
now on the East Bide la 4D7
number otlralne each wo,. Forly-aevio twj.
SIS IS S’ X on the
“'in urn"nmJbS for rocelwl.w UckeU at
lions. by tiro raising and depressing °|S
the tickets ore carried beside a lootbwi
which leaves a row of ndcntoUoiiß, t u« pr &
venting the use of the ticket
The tickets are collected twice aday
officers. By repeated experiments the numw
forming a pound baa been •“flt'JSjf
whole number is reckoned by wo gbu I w«s
Ing of ticket# saves the expense of hiring
‘°Tto whrta wolitht nt the Iron ««jl “*
Bide braueb la, 30,000 lona, noting
rails. Each pillar weighs t W^V, d A,u ty /7*t
12,000 pounds. The highest pUIM U w N#f
and nine Indies, at Madison *irett » Mtr
Uoworr. Each toot o( tbe pound*
a weight of 2.000 pounds under
SptcUl OUrctl, to TIK . w.
DlYSNroilT, la., March •.—Mb* J 1M
Holt, o( Wilton Junction, dlcdlod«'rc“ „
cltecta of a doao ol laudaliuio laken « J j
wa. a caao ol sulcld., A U .S*„ Taa**
consequent domestic troubles were
Viotobu, March «.-lho tow tO .
bill U regretted here, as U w“ guleJ
forcemeat of tho measure by th
would Shortly lead Canada to do »^* iau
Nbwt York, March 9--Q c ”’, b „ (o nn«
and wtlo 1«U thu city «riou.ly ,u pUM<
pt pneumonia) «nd Uni Utter ol comb"!’
« George, de«r, don't you tldoh'ft.'plluell
‘ETSL* ■“*
piece ol bread does for both.

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