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rail vs. liver rates.
PLEA OF THE LOUISVILLE, NEW ORLEANS AND TEXAS. Greater Charges for Short Than Long Hauls Admitted by tho Company’s Counsel and Defended Freight Bates Much Lo .ver Now Than Before the Road was Built, Notwithstanding the Discrimination. Washington, April IS. —Holmes Cum mins. General Counsel for the Louisville, >Vu Orleans and Texas', Railroad Company, addressed the Interstate Commerce Com mission to-day iu support of a petition tilexl ly that company. He deseribed the line of the road airl said it touched the Mississippi at liot-h termini and at several intermediate ~ lints, hut lay at an average of twenty-live Julies from the river along most of its route. It thus came into direct competition with the water lines at several points, aud it to c tme nreessary to give lower rates to retain business. He filed schedules published by tiie barge"and steamboat lines, showing that they made lower rates to competing points than at way landings. INTENTIONS OF COM.HESS. Vie then discussed the intentions of the framers of the interstate commerce law, Hud said that while they had forbidden au increase of rates without fine notice they hud left full liberty to make reductions at will This he held to be an evidence of the purpose to encourage and promote competi - tion such as his road proposed and wished to continue. The Senate, he argued, had in view these very circumstances when, by unanimous vote, it inserted in the hill the words "under similar circumstances and conditions.” He quoted opinions ex pressed bv Senator Cullom in the debate in support of the theory that this amendment was intended to relieve the absolutism of the original bill. The law-making body, he thought, had also in mind the decisions of the courts, both State and Federal, upon this point Several of these decisions he cited briefly. INDIVIDUAL DISCRIMINATION. He argued that it was individual dis crimination alone which was obnoxious to the law, and that discrimination which treated all alike; discrimination which was necessary, as in the case of his company, to secure a share of competing Jtratfic was not to be disturbed. Believing ibis to lie the right interpretation of the law, his company, in the utmost good faith, was acting m ac cordance with it, but if it were in the judg ment of the commission an erroneous inter pretation, then he asked the relief described in the petition, namely, the privilege of meeting the rates of water lines at compet ing points. The Northern connecting lines front Kansas City and St. Louis to Memphis held differently, believing it illegal to make lower rates for long than short hauls under any circumstances, unless expressly author bed by the commission. THROUGH TRAFFIC SUSPENDED. Owing to this divergence of opinion ' through traffic was now suspended. There was. an additional reason for prompt decis ion of the point by the commission. Mr. Cummins also stated that the associated lines, in whose behalf the long and short haul clause was temporarily suspended ten days ago, were, under their interpretation of that order, making rates to interior points which his road was unable to meet. MET WITH A COMPLAINT. As he was about to conclude his remarks his attention was called to a complaint from Port Gibson, I-a., charging his road with unjust discrimination against that place and in favor of Vicksburg. The complaint set forth that the rate upon eottofi from Port Gibson to New Orleans was j>l 75 per bale, while for a longer haul from Vicksburg 75c. was charged. The p*ople, it said, had expeicted lower rates as an effect of the interstate commerce law. One thousand bales were now awaiting shipment. Mr. Cummins said lie plead guilty to everything charged. This was exactly what his road was aud what it asked leave to continue to io. The rates given by the road from Port Gibson are, he said, fully f 1 a bale lower than the prices paid for hauling before the road was built. AN ORDER MODIFIED. The commission modified to-day the order heretofore granted on the application of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company so as to conform with the order made on the appli cation of the Southern Railway and Steam ship Association, limiting its operations to points south of the Ohio river aud to busi ness to and from such points from and to points ninth of the Ohio liver. A similar order was also granted upon the peations of other railroads south of the Ohio Mil east of the Mississippi, to wit: The Illinois Central, St. Louis and Cairo Short Line, Tennessee and Ohio, Norfolk and western, Richmond, Fredericksburg and I otoniar, hew York. Philadelphia and Nor ok, Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley, Louis 'nie and hew Orleans aud Texas and the . ewpoj* News and Mississippi Valley roads, no other cases were acted ujion. SOME PECULIAR COMPLAINTS. A M esteni firm of lawyers, of whom the interstate Commerce Commissioners have ivei tofoie heard, have asked permission 1 make iiv- of the Commissioners’ names as references.” A Pennsylvania man asked to to informed ti, 5“ “tote oan tax him for representing <■ . ew England Manufacturing Company Slut complains that, the !, Gymg to work the so-called mev k, , i . on ““/one who has an office for .... 'lnjn'tera to receive letters and samplos •M write letters.” 'A Californian complains that be enn’t efrigerators to Los Angeles under the ir -wit eoiidition of things and asks relief, mase are samples of hundreds of letters Va,,t matters received by the saimianon every day. Boston to be heard. llus promised to liear next i,., ' * la y tlw representatives of Boston , ' 5 ..." *eok authority for railroads to ■i' rates from the West to that city to ip. v v l^ o '’>• roads whoso termini G r I " o: 'C ho dnv lm.s been assigned In te inJ’" thH rp P* - es(‘nttttiv(M of tho Cali- IM nt ™ w ”*king relief for trancontd- J ~ from tlio operations of the long r in, A?! iau clause, l>ut they are exiiected MUe flay ue Xt week. ' t ' to THE THEATRICAL ASSOCIATION. i„ 1 V P ril bi.— The following has lb, t,i 1 , 1 uuswor to a (n'litlon Mint to liiH uJI ( nmmerco Commission by the £ theatrlcal managers in this city U, lr . "'.i,-mi soton. April 11,1P87. jw o!!. .*/•• Aatiouul AMMxmeut mw A*na„tum: •*' ii. 5, 1!,V 1 °f the 9th Inst., Inclosing a riti iv.nn., i l * * of *l”' association ’ -mniJi, W ’, lliu ton lull betel. the Is . IV ... reply 1 mu Instructed ... , commission does n<it ~ " 1 S; >V In advance w hal rate railroad 1 Mni • n„ : unl L ~r ""Wl not make in nny .-lass or ,i. t I °l |i‘Tson, tot will ennslder any v,. , prese .Hug uetuul emilroveruii-. 1 r ■ .. ,?,'V l| i U ,' V 'Had* are suppoicvl by the i" i, , uiplalnlng m |. insduitsslhl.) under l! 'ii.., , ''’ksmse In subs tune* lias been ''ii i , ' i ‘lPplli utloiiaainillar to your own. J I-vtfully yours, TANARUS, 51. t ootsy. i I.airman. VICILJBUBG TO DRILL. -'• p ri<iont r)av * B ’ Old Company Not v lr * d Out by tho Netirocn. I u 1 N> .ton, A |*t iI US,- Telegram* were '•••vclst the national drill head t Iguh f woof tin. ooni|Mnleit rafiortitl ■ , : ""Hbtlrawn on n/vounC of colored 1 J ' ,l ”" ‘.imp a. follows; k,li, a/11, r ,t *T K,,l '.lm>ns Olid I Alf K. I ,|f 1 /(111 | I V ( Ihi/dGS. K i Mull jo, '" f tKlfi UufLti\ ml) ir iii / | r. H KsosnltMS.t splsls •m I’deiN r.smsoites MIU to <• mij ” Liui* to gjvu . BGEN. LAWTON’S APPOINTMENT. A Brief Sketch of the Distinguished Savannahian’s Career. Washington, April 16.—Gen. Alexander R. Lawton, of Savannah, was to-day, us heretofore intimated in these dispatches would to the case, appointed Miuister to Austria. Gen. Lawton, who has boeu here on business before the United States Su preme Couit, left the city last night. Gen. Alexander R. I .rnvfi m was torn in Beaufort county, S. (IBs father was born on,the same plantation, which was sot - til'd liy his great-grandfather before the revolution. He graduated from West Point in his twentieth year, and was commissioned as .Second Lieutenant of artillery iu ISi'J. After serving two years lie entered Harvard law school, from which ho graduated. He was admitted to the bar in South Carolina, and soon after removed to Savan iiiih and began the practice of his profession, in which ho has taken a high place in the front rank. In lMifl hi-was appointed coun sel by the Central railroad, which position ho still holds. In 18&J lie was president of the American Bar Association, succeeding Hon. Edward J. Phelps, now Minister to England, to that position. He has represented Chatham county in both branches of the Legislature and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1877. He Was an Eleotor-at Large during the Tilden campaign, and was a member of the National Democratic Conventions of 1880 and 1884 In 1880 he was a candidate for United States Senator but was beaten by Gov. Brown. At the outbreak of the war between the States lie was commissioned a Brigadier General. In tho spring of 1863 he commanded a division in Stonewall Jackson’s corps. lie wins severely wounded iu the buttle of Sharpsburg in September, 1863, and was unable to ret mm to duty until the summer of 1861!. He was then made Quartermaster General, and was attached to the War Department at Richmond, aud held that office until tlio close of the war. On March 80,1885, he was appointed Minis ter to Russia. The question being raised as to whether his disabilities had been re moved, the appointment was withdrawn on his expressing a desire not to embarrass the President. The salary of the Austrian mission is $13,- 000 a year. WASHINGTON’S BLUE), LAWS. Most Places of Business Obliged to be Kept Closed. Washington, April 16.—T0-morrow the Sunday closing laws will be enforced. The chief of police to-day issued to his subordi nates an order instructing,them to see that the proprietors of all places of business, such as groceries, butehorshops, confection eries, cigar stores, etc., do- not keep open their respective places of business for the sale of any article or articles of profit during the Kabbath day. News stands for the sale of newspapers may remain open until 1 o’clock in the afternoon, and news papers may lie cried upon the streets until that hour. At all licensed eating houses and also restaurants with bare attached the bare are to lie kept closed, but the eating de partments may remain open for the furnish ing of meals to customers. When a bar is in the same room as the restaurant it must bo separated therefrom by a securely fastened partition. Apothecary establishments may remain open for the dispensing of medicines only. Barber shops must to kept closed during the entire Sabbath. The delivery of bread, ice and milk, as well as other articles previously purchased, will not be interfered with. . PAN HANDLE’S PRISONERS. A Probability That All Will Waive a Preliminary Examination. Pittsburg, ,Pa., April hi.—lt is quite probable that no hearings will to held in the cases of the Pan Handle robbers Monday. More than half of the prisoners have already waived a preliminary hearing for a court trial and it is believed the others will take tho same action. This will enable the de fendants to get their cases before the grand jury in time for the present term of court. U'ithin the past twenty-four hours a num ber of prisoner: have made voluntary con fessions to the attorneys of the railroad com pany, but the nature of the disclosures have not toon given to the public. It is claimed, however, that they tally almost exactly with the facts as learned by the detectives in their researches. Another and very im portant arrest was made to-day. H. C. Busby, who escaped from the officers at Dennison, 0., on Monday by jumping from a train, was recaptured this morning and lodged in jail. He is regarded by tile de tectives as one of the niig-ieaders. Con ductor Black, who lias been absent since his release on bail, returned to the city this morning and is ready to stand trial. ST. CLAIRSVILLB’B CYCLONE. The Dawn of Day Brings to Light Several Casualties. Wheeling, W. Va., April 16.—The cyclone at St. Glairsville yesterday was more severe than at - first reported, No casualties were reported last night. To-day the following arc reported: C. W. Troll, manager of the Bel la ire and St. ClaireviHo road, has a fractured arm as a re suit of the storm. J. VF. Riley’s right leg is broken and he received internal injuries. A little son of S. W. Cochrane, a North ern railway expressman (colored), was fatally injured. Mayor Davies, of St. Clairsville. to-day sent out an ap|<en! for assistance, addressed to tlio Mayors of Wheeling, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Springfield, Zanesville and Pittsburg” and others gem rally. At Martin's Ferry the distress is even greater than at St. Clairsville, the losers being in most cases pool' working people. A meeting wa- held this afternoon and a com mittee appointed, with Mayor Kellar at its head, to administer to the wants of the suf ferers. _ TICKET COMMISSIONERS. The Vandalia Road Falls Into Lino With Its Connections. Indianapolis, Ind., April 16.—Up to this time tho Vandalia line, the Ht. isiuis link iu tlio Pennsylvania system of roads, has declined to act with its h -wocsites in tho matter of the boycott of the commission paying Western lines, but yesterday it. fell into line and its agents turned the tickets of j ilio toiycnlued ro.ids to the wall. The sumo action wu also taken liv the Indianapolis and Ht. Louis Bee line. The Ht. l/mis and Han Frunei>*o road is the only Western line that has joined the commission-paying cru sade, unu iu consequence is reaping tho re ward of its alliance with the trunk liin*s by securing al the through Western business that they can give i’. Pimbmii ild not beyond Mis 1 ippi river joints over any road except the •• Frisco.” Ohiof Justice Cartter Dead. Washington, April 16, —Chief Justice David IC. Cartter. of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, died at bis mime in this city at lOo'crick t his evening iu tlx 75th vear of his age. He had to n in ill health for wiiiie months, hut bis condition I was not ivms.ii a hi-I serious until Wed 1 load* y, 1 sinoe which Una* to lias rapidly wink. The Ihilii'dliilc cause ot Ilia (loath is so little un 1 ilcr-tool ttoil an iiuloo-v has to-ui deter | iiiinisl upon. < unccrot the stomach in sup ' |sMcrt L<b the rciuote MoiiUuut'tf Chief Juatlca. Wasuin,.rot*. A,ml 16. Tim i'niil*tit |l>day up|joilil<sl Ncwmmi 51 <C anicll, of Tell, lo Is- 1 h)cf .In-lb* of thu Hu Iju i'iiw Court of Mo.'ituii i Territ/irjr. Put on thn Itotlrwd Ida*. WamUJxG? ..April 6 Brig Gen SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. APRIL 17, 1887-TWELVE PAGES. GERMANY OS HER GUARD. RIGID RESTRICTIONS THE RULE IN THE REICHSLAND. Industrial Regulations to be' Revised by the Government—The Pope Orders the Priesthood to Maintain Strict Neutrality- Most of the Mayors in Alsace and LorraiDe French Sympa thizers. Copyrighted by the New York Associated Ihess. Berlin, April 16.—The Handosausschuss held js'obahly its final meeting under the present constitution at Strasburg on Thurs day last. In the course of the sitting Herr Gradt, Protester member, asked Herr Put kamer whether the government meant to in terfere with tho industrial laws in the Reichsland. Herr Putkaiuer replied that industrial regulations were contem plated. Herr Gradt responded that such a measure would to a punishment for the feel ing against the government shown by tlio people of Alsace and Lorraine during the last election. In reply to this charge Herr Putkamer said: “The government aims only to secure order and )x>ncc in the country.” ’ An imperial decree closed the session after all the bills were voted, except the proposqj new law relative to pensions for Reichsland officials. the priesthood's neutrality. The Pope has instructed the Bishops of Rtrasburg and Metz to direct the clergy of their dioceses to take no part iu the anti- German agitation, and to abstain from fos tering tho sentiments displayed during the recent election for members of the Reichstag. This act of friendly neutrality is recognized iu Bei lin official circles as a proof of the earnest desire of the Vatican not to conflict with Germany. Many priests in Alsace and Lorraine ardently incited the French sym pathies of the people, and assisted tho elec toral successes of the Brotesters. LEANING OF THE MAYORS. Tho Cologne Gazette states that the gov ernment has obtained data showing that the freater munber of the Mayors in Alsace and ,< irrajne belong to the Protester party. A bill will be submitted to the Reichstag abol ishing the French law still existing in those provinces and obliging tho government to select the Mayors from the municipal coun cils, and giving tho government absolute choice of the May ore. A decree affecting Frenchmen travel ing in Alsace aud Lorraine has been enforced since Monday. The decree does not apply to Frenchmen who were sojourn ing in the provinces before the edict was issuer). According to its terms the Mayors are ordered to instantly inform the central authorities of any French arrivals in their communes without passes. Commercial travelers who are ’ onre provided with a permit will to allowed to go where they please throughout the provinces. The Alsace and Lorraine jiouce have been in structed to apply the decree mildly for some time to come. STRASBUP.O’S PROTESTERS. Herr Stachling, a banker of Straslmrg, has declined to to the Protester candidate for the Reichstag to succeed Herr Kable. Judge Froseli, a notary and vehement Pro tester, is the candidate. During the Easter vacation the tonib of Kable in Strasburg was the scene of a demonstration by the Centre party. Depu tations of municipal officers, electoral com mittees and numerous societies separately visited the grave and covered it with wreaths. As there was no great crowd and no disorder the police did not interfere. TAXATION REFORM BILLS. The taxation reform bills were only sent to the Bundesrath to-day. The budget esti mate of the spirit duty IV ir the current year is that it will yield :!8,000,000 marks. Ten years ago it was 85,000.000 marks. On sugar the duty this year is 35,000,000 marks, whereas the duty a year ago on it was 45,- 000,000 lnarks. Though it is thus made evi dent that fiscal reforms are necessary, any proposals that the government may make hie certain to arouse sectional opposition. The Conservatives are privately urging Prince Bismarck to respond to the impend ing Russian customs edicts affecting German traders by retaliation iu the form of an in crease in the duties on Russian corn. The' other groups in the Reichstag have no sym pathy with this movement wiflhout raising the worst forms of party passion, and it is not likely to result in sound practical legis lation. THE ECCLESIASTICAL BILL. The position of the parties on the ecclesi astical bill when it comes before the Ober haus Monday points to the acceptance by tiie Centre of the biil as it left the Otorhaus, but their absolute refusal to accept the bill is certain if any of Bishop Kopp s amend ments are stricken out. The papal nuncio at Munich has again been the medium to in fonn Ilerr Wlndtfaorrt, Count Ballcstrom and other clericals of the policy of the Vatican. The Ccntreists are left full liberty to urge the insertion of amendments to the ecclesiastical bill, which were rejected by Bishop Kopp in the Oberhaus, but are recommended not to compromise the accord between the curia and the government by refusing the bill if the amendments are again rejected. SULLEN SUBMISSION. The instructions sent to Bishops to use their influence to maintain entente vordiale tot ween the Centroids and state were re ceived with sullen submission. The Vatican is again agitated by reports that Herr YVm ithoret desires to resign his position its leader of the clericals and to forego politics altogether, it is certain that Heir Yv indthoret has informed Bishop Kopp of his strong dislike to his position. Communications published iu clerical pa pers express the unabated reiiance of the Vatican in the Centre party as a vigilant sentinel, controlling ami guarding the exe cution of the agreement between the church uud l'russin. THE NEW ATTITUDE. For a time the Centre party must hold itself ill an expectant attitude and alistain from its former tactics of waging an unceas ing battle against the Htate. and mast vote for the bill amt await a turn in the orders of tlio Vatican. The national press asks if this can mean permanent peace. FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN. The Ameor’s Troops Surprise the Rebels and Kill 200 of Them. Bombay, April 16. —Intelligence has been received here that a tody of the Ameer of Afghanistan’s troops made a night uttaek upon a force of Ghilzui rebels and kiiied 300 of them. Several villages in the disturbed district of Afchauistan hav e been destroyed liv fire. A number of other tritos than the (MliktuiK are joining in tie. rein llion Of ainst the authority of tiie Aimer, it is reported that Russians arc moving by slow stages to ward Zullicar, which place Is about 140 miles northwest of here. A Dynamite Bomb. M \ drip, April HI—A large d>namito ii*iiih, with a burning fuse attach' I, was found to-night io u room near 1 lie private office of the Miiu ter of l'ublic Works. Au employe pluckily quenched the fuse, and there was no explosion. ‘‘Rough on Piles.” Why suffer piles/ iiiiiuodiuto relief and complete cure guaranteed. A- k for ‘‘Rough on Rile*.” Hum cure for itching, protrud ing, bleeding or auv form of Rite*, boc. At druggist, or mailed. 4 Blcinuy Men. Wells' “Health itenewer” restores health mid vigor, isirre (lysis-pda, Impotence, tier vu* debility, For weak mini, di-Jirate worn ML #l. __ Wells' Ifr Bal. am. If gray, i'olom* to ongiuni cater. An ehy.inl dtnMUf, Mg lens and ItsuUlss, No FIGHTS WITH FIRE. Two Freight Docks of the Central Rail road Burned at New York. New York, April 16.—Fire broke out this morning on two freight docks belonging to the New York Central Railroad Com pany. The Standard Oil Com) way's pij>e line crosses the river from New Jersey at this point. The pipe hart been leaking for some time, and oil floating on tho water caught from a spark from a passing tug and the flumes spread rapidly to the docks. The freight dock, known ns pier !•’, and one used as a coal dock were burned, i’ier F was used for west-l>ound freight only aud is cleared off daily. This made the loss in freight low. Estimates place the loss at 8100,000. Dock F was valued at 875,000 alone. The coal dock was probably not worth over SBOO, and the burned freight $5,000. Except damaged barges, tho entire loss falls on the New York Central Railroad Company. An excursion barge and coal 1 largo were burned, at a lo*< of $30,0K1 The great freight warehouses and grain elevators of the Central Company were in imminent danger, but the wind favored them and they were saved, A COOPERAGE RURNIjD. St. Louis, April 16.—Fire was discovered in Rudolph Sieeelur’s cooperage this morn ing at 3cK) o’clock and destroyed buildings valued at $17,000, machinery worth $40,000, and material worth SIO,OOO The insurance is $30,000. The fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin, as the building ap peared to to fired m several places, and there had lieen no tire used by the firm or the em ployes in the burned building. The pro prietor lias had much trouble with some of his employes on account of tho recent introduction of labor-saving machinery. TWO OLD MILLS BURNED. Springfield, Mass., April 16.- Two old mills belonging to the Ludlow Manufac turing Company were burned this morning. They were built of stono and were about fifty years old. They were used as store house* for jute, gunny and raw materials for the mitinjniills. The loss is heavy, but is not stated in figures. The insurance is un known. w A CHURCH BURNED. New Orleans, April 16.—The Old Felicity street Methodist Episcopal church was burned this afternoon. The lows is $30,000. The property is fully insured. A FIRE IN LONDON. London, April 10. — A fire which threat ened to destroy the Salvation Army’s head quarters this afternoon was extinguished before it had done serious damage. A MAN-KILLER LAID LOW. An Escaped Convict from Georgia Filled Full of Buckshot. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 16, Jim Bates, a notorious desperado, said to have been the slayer of ten men, was killed last night in Polk county. He was serving a life sentence in the Georgia penitentiary, but escaped a few years ago, and dtiring his temporary freedom ho has murdered two men in cold blood. Four officers from Chat tanooga found him iuaden in the Chichowie mountains. He tried to shoot the officers, but they tilled him full of buckshot. TAKEN TO ATLANTA. Atlanta, Ga., April 16. Chief Elliott, of the Southern Detective Association of Chattanooga, reached here to-night with the body of Avery Bates, a fugitive white con vict who was killed by a posse commanded by Chief Eliiott in the mountains of Polk county, Team, yesterday morning. The posse of seven found Bates clearing a field with his aged father. Bates fired on the posse three times, wounding one of the men by shooting away his upper lip, when the posse fired several times ujion hirn, one of the bul lets passing through his heart, killing him instantly. His corpse was then placed on a horse and brought fifteen miles across the wild country to the railroad, and thence to Chat bur toga, from winch point it was brought to Atlanta. To-night the corpse was turned over to Capt. James English, the convict lessee, from whose brick yard on the Chattahoochee river Bates escaped about eighteen months ago while the guards were shooting at him. Bates was con victed of arson at Elii.jay, Gilmer county, about two years ago, and was taken in charge by the Chattahoochee Brick Company. He escaped after serving four inontlis and fled to Polk county. Term., where he was soon joined by bis father, who sold his farm in Gilmer county and removed there to live with his son” Lessee English paid Chief Elliott the S3OO reward which he uad offered for the capture of Bates. The remains will to buried near the convict encampment to morrow. MUTILATED BY TWO TRAINS. An Unknown Man Horribly Mangled Between Two Stations. New R.OCHLLLE, N. Y., April 16.—This morning au unknown man while walking along the track was struck by a freigiit train and his body was thrown upon the pilot of the engine, where it lay until Larcb inont was reached. There it fell to tho road lied and both feet were cut off. Another train 011 tho opposite track struck the unfortunate man anil once more ho was hurled upon tho pilot and lay there until New Rochelle was again reached, when the body rolled off and the trunk fell under the wheels the second time. When tho train moved off it was seen that only tho headless trunk renwiued after the terrible buffeting it hud received. No one has been üblu as yet to tell who the man was. SHOT AT A SPRING. An Indian Kills Two Men and then Blows Out Hla Own Brains. Chicago, April 10.—A special from Tah lequah, Indian Territory, reports that at Viaua Thursday John McCoy, Jumos Cristie and a creek Indian named Creek Jim were togother at a Hpring. The two former wore washing their faces when the Indian stepiied behind them and shot both tho others, kill ing them on the spot. ('reek Jim then said to a man near by, “I’ll give myself uj>,” and putting his pistol to his head tti <*l, blow ing his brains out. There had lieen bad blood existing between Creek Jim and Cristio for some time previous to this bloody affair. FEARS OF LYNCHING. Harrisonburg’s Approaches Patrolled by a Military Company. Harrisonburg, Va., April 16.—Much excitement was occasioned last night by a rumor that a party of men from Auguste county would lynch Preston .Johnson and Bob \ cuablc. negroes confined in juii here, charged with burning AV. B. Glover's burn on April 8. The Sheriff hod tiie military company put on gourd, and they will con tinue lo patrol the approaches t* the town to-night. These man were removed from Augusta county to avoid lynching. Father and Son Killed. Memphis., April Hi.—Austin Walker (col orod) ami his son Henry were shot and killed early this morning by Deputy Sheriff Tom Reai'snu. The offioar attempted to search t heir premises for some stolen goods when they resisted, and in tho fracas which followed toilh father ami wju were killed. Real-sou surrendered himself. In General Debility, Emaciation, Consumption a:id Wasting in Children, f>'oU s KiuuUioii of Pure Cod Liver Oil with 1) |. phosphite la a ni'M viduabie fowl and uelu iu<' It create un ojiiMlita jor fissj, strengthens the le-rnsis syMteiu and builds up tiie tosiy. Please read “1 tried H*s#ft's t.uiubaoM on a yuma men whom idivsutaiM at tniiMs gave up hup*. Bine* to to-gau iiaing Ue KmuUiou Ills Lae goiiwd (toJi mid strength, and from all spjsw Mines tils fife trill Is- lin. 1004. vi mumiv tsars ' - ‘Joanl tot/UAv an. ituafatM Mu-ward, Mur imiTISHKHS AS TOriUSTS. AN IRRESISTIBLE TENDENCY TO FIGHT CUSTOMS. The Outlandish Rig in Which a Baronet Attended the Opera at Havana— Mephistophles Himself Outdone by the Blooded Guy in the Box with a Party of Properly Dressed Opera Goers. Havana, Cuba, April 3.—No creature has been more widely caricatured, ridiculed and abused than the British tourist abroad. For many years the choicest shafts of Pari sian wit have been aimed at him, and tho pencils of the cleverest of cartoonists of all nations—including liis own—have aecouttm ted his glaring incongruities and faults. Ail to no purpose. The British tourist is Unlay as weird, uncouth and monstrous a thing us he was at the beginning, and will be, in all probability, in the end. The Englishman is, at home, the most rigidly proper and correct of men; abroad, lie's ail iconoclast and a monument of discourtesy, stubbornness and rudeness. The tendency to struggle against custom attacks the bast of them when they travel. I met a capital traveler on tho steamer com ing down, and, as wo had previously come together in New York, we became very well acquainted. He wasvui Englishman, bill, though he hart a title and a single glass, lie was quite devoid of the usual obtrusive characteristics that go with such luxuries. He wore yachting clothes coming down. A Cuban merchant who was on the steamer asked us to go to the opera with him the night of our arrival. We dined together at the hotel, the Cuban went ujistairs for the ladies of his family, who hart not appeared at dinner, and my English friend excused himself to “change his togs.” He knew that we were going to the third largest theatre ih the world to hear a good company sing “Faust” to au audience that would probably include the tost society in Havana. About 8 o'clock l wandered down the big marble stairway and found the Cuban fam ily lolling about in tho rocking chairs that seem indigenous to the island. It was very warm. The ladies were in full toilet and the men, of course, in evening dress. We waited nearly half an hour, and then 1 saw the clerk glance up the stairway, start back and nudge the proprietor. Both of them raised their eyebrows and shoulders express ively and fell back a step. I followed the direction of their eyes ami discovered what experience should nave taught me to look for hut whi'-h nevertheless gave me a shock of disagreeable surprise. The Englishman was descending the stairs, with a look of in effable complacency, clad in the most absurd toggery in the world. On his head was a huge green doth helmet that would have looked big on the head of an elephant. Around it was wrapped ato mt two yards of heavy blue mosquito netting, which foil in two irregular streamers down the baronet’s noble back. I have neglected to say that he was a fat, pudgy-faced little man, with a very perceptible “bulge” in front. He wore a long shooting blouse of yellow and brown checks four indies square. It was tiie most gaudy and conspicuous pattern imaginable. Over his shoulder was swung by a russet leather strap an immense pair of field glasses in a case tattooed with the owner’s name and coat of arms in silver. The trousers appertaining to the blouse were of white duck aqd about two inches too short. This gave the spectator a dashing view of scarlet hose before his eye reached a pair of alligator walking shoes. Of course the tourist carried an umbrella and dog skm glove* —both are essentially useful on a star lit evening in the tropics. I never saw more perfect breeding than that displayed by the Cubans of our party. The ladies knew perfectly well that they had a colossal guy on their hands, but they were as cordial and sweet-tempered as so many angels. It chanced that the sensation of the hour and myself climbed iEto the same hack. He surveyed himself lmppiiy through Ills glass till lie came to his legs. Then he said: “Itawther short, these trousers, eh:” “Rather. Hadn’t you a pair of purple leggins or some opera touffo boots to top off with f” “Oh, it’s no use quizzing, you know, for it’s perfectly evident that you’re in the dumps because you haven't a similar outfit yourself. Come, now, what do you think of tho whole thing f” I told him how well I thought he would look in the jungles of Africa or in Offen bach’s operas, but his serenity was complete, and he said: “It is, I am sure, quite correct, for it is generally regarded os 0110 of Wilton s hap piest combinations.” Wilton is, I believe, regarded at the mo ment as being a shade more fashionable among London tailors than I’oole. He sat in. the front of the box, the ob served of ail observers, leveling his big glasses at the ladies in tho great theatre as though they were miles away. “Mephisto pheles” on the stage scowled on him, for he felt that, his scarlet toggery was nowhere compared to the British tourist's attire. In London the Englishman forcibly prevents peojile from attending hi* opera unless they are in evening dress. But anything will do when he is abroad. When the Duke of Sutherland went to Miss Bigelow’s wedding breakfast in New York he wore a shooting coat nnd deer-stalking boots. Imagine, it you cun, an Englishman doing such a thing at borne—or, more impressive still, fancy the fate of tho luckless American if be car ried into London the customs, manners and attire that tho British tourist exploits when ho travels abroad. Blakely Halt.. HUNDREDS IN CHINA. A Pair of Placques Snatched Up in Hot Haste for $3,000. New York, April 111.—It would surprise the practical man, who esteems a fc.<oo set of china dishes for his table an extravagant luxury, if ho knew the immense sums that certain New Yorkers spend every year in tine pottery, porcelains and stoneware which have no practical utility. A gentle man, who is far from being a millionaire, called last week ut one of tno stores in the vicinity of Union Square where choice rxjr cerlttins, pottery, etc., are sold, and saw a pair of plaques dec-orated witl) lilies. He asked the price, ami when told that the pair could be purchased for #3.000 be wrote out his check with feverish haste, as if he feared a rival would get the treasures. A practi cal mail, not enjoying th taste of a collec tor, would have deemed $lO a high price for them. *• Previous to the Centennial there were practically no collectors in this country. Now New York has scores of them, fifteen of whom ure of wide reputation, and lialf a dozen dealers do n driving business in cater ing to them. Collectors of |lottery. porex-- lams, bronzos, ivorii-s and out glass are yearly liecoining more numerous m New York, and many very intelligent collect- as in the large Wi-stern cities are spi itigiug into prviiniJieni-e In the cultivation of this hobby America bids fair to xiitpae* the rest of the nor id The taste once formed, the devotee to old ware lias a degree of enthusiasm known In no other line of luxury. Nor is the erijovment of the "Keratnic crane,'’ ns the novice culls it, a wasteful luxury. An intelligent collector who meets with a reverse of fortune can soil Ills treasures I or more tlian they coat him. Many pieces of Chinese ami Japanese wai-e which cost #IOO each hava tsx-n sold for #5,000 or more. When the fciideJ syst/m was almlislied In Jaisui in ISTI the artstoerw v we imi-i with their art treasure*, the sale of which saved many /if them fr<su absolute want. Diplomat* and American i-wddenta In < hlu* arid Jatstn re very apt to b*"rm* ooUantura, ami Use pitis-haae* Uu*y ha v# made and thrown u|sin th* Aniarican market from nwvsuity or as a sjav uiaMoa lavtivliieirtsrt the Kerama- is-aw l*e The Chinese Ilk* | tile Jajia.ewe K-WlMlUeart is illlUikstad' iee, 1 amt tin foiaer Lave produced nothin* high j lv valued by mlbs-tor* env-e |#oo, In th* Ming dy uaatv, a hsu Ui (.'hilaws iiiiij io/ kM’tki* pottet * tm whom tin* and utOM*y a* no obji. they pewhawd mount mitU h many a collector won 1(1 now give his fortune to possess. it wa during this dynasty that the famous jvcnrh How vase was made. Oc siimally u dlstin;vuished Chinaman or J:ipf(- neso brings over a choice specimen, but most of the rare objects are sent over by im porters. A few wealthy New Yorkers made a specialty of bronzes. France furnishes some splendid examples of modern subjects, and the Russians are noted for their bronze ani mal pieces, that are marvelous as to details. An importer showed the .writer a Russian bronze representing a herd of Russian horses, and valued at, SI,OOO. To the novice who conld more readily appreciate the object than a big green vase jierrectly plain and valued at *5,000, the bronze seemed the more val uable object. They are now making some fine bronzes in New York, one of which is the statue of Garfield, to be erected in Wash ington. America is turning out some fine potteries and jxueclalnx too, and one Sixth avenue dry goods merchant makes a sj>e eialty of collecting American specimens. The choicest examples, however, come from abroad. In certain lines of cut glass Aram can makers are Ixiginning to enter to -ol lectors. although they have not ns yet )ims- Iciiil the art of turning out the Itest “stem goods,” such as goblets and champagne glasses. A New York cut glass collector has just paid s‘>,ooo for a set of champagne glasses out in the new spiral style, showing finely carved flowers t wining abuutthe glass like vines about a tree. The dealers in choice china and gloss are very particular to employ clerks with steady nerves, but once in a while an accident will occur, bast week a clerk in one of these stores let fall a vase w hich looked like a very ordinary affair, but it WU* valued at and the accident cost the firm an amount equal to the clerk's salary for two years. Among the New York collectors of Kera niies is Mr. ('has. A. Dana, of the Sun ; Mr. Rrayton Ives, the banker; James l i '. Sutton, I’iesident of the American Art Association; Robert Hoe, Jr., the priutiug press manu facturer, who has some rare poreelains; H. O. Havemeyer, the sugar man, who ranks high as collector of porcelains and Japanese pottery, and William Rockefeller, of the Standard Oil Company, whose porcelains and paintings are of great value. The number of lawyer- who have become collectors is large, among them being J. W. Uadwulader and S. L. M. Barlow. Among the physi cions Dr. Leo is famous for his collection of rare ivories, and H. R. Bishop, the cajwilist, is celebrated for his bronzes. < ’hieago has more collectors than any Western city, and Baltimore and Boston rank next to New York. Dickens once wrote a very interesting puff for one of the F.nglish manufacturers of pottery. It helped to make the fortune of the firm, w hose branch house in New York has repub lished it for distribution amoug their cus tomers. In the line of collectors of curious t.reas ures none was more peculiar than a rich old bachelor of Norwalk, Ohio, who used to send to New York and buy shoes and slippoi-s of rare and costly pattern. He was saw, at, the time of his death, not long ago, to have the rarest collection of footwear in America. Amos J. Cummings. STATE CAPITAL SUN RAYS. Two Engines for the Tybee Railroad En Route. Atlanta, Oa., April lfi.—The following Supreme Court decisions wore handed down to-day: A. M. Hpoer vs. It. A. Mathows; from Up son. Affirmed. A. 11. Broach vc. H. T. Powell et al.; from Jones. Affirmed. Three or four years ago the books of the Recorder of Deeds and Mortgages in the Fulton County Clerk’s office were stolen. The theft created great excitement at the time and real estate owners were givat ly troubled. The books have not yet been re covered. When the books were stolen it became known that James Collins, a former derk. had full abstracts of all titles w hich had been prepared under his diree tion when he was in the office. He offered them to tile courts, but at such a largo price that the county would not buy them. The public has to a large extent been forced to use these abstracts and pay well for it. It is reported to-day that the abstracts have been purchased by Bam Inman. The price is not known. Two handsome little locomotives passed through this evening for Savannah for the Savannah and Tybee railrAad. FLORIDA'S LEGISLATURE. A Probability that the Senatorship Will Not Be Decided In Caucus. Tallahassee, Fla., April lfi.—The Sen ate to-day passed the bill prohibiting grant ing free passes to delegates to nominating conventions by a vote of 14 to 111, after a spirited debate of several hours. Mr. Wall introduced a bill establishing the State Normal College at Gainesville. The House passed the bill requiring Clerks of Circuit Courts to keep the records of their office open for inspection, and also the bill regulating the manner of proclaiming special legislative action. The contested election ease from Dade county is still giving trouble to the Elections Committee. A large number of friends and supporters of ex-Oov. Bloxhain assembled in the As sembly Hall to-night anil speeches were made in Gov. Bloxham's interest. Mr. Curry, the long-absent member from Key West, arrived to-day, which given Mr. Bloxhum one more vote certain, while Sev ern! others are expected Oil the first ballot Monday night. Gov. Ferry's friends are working hard to make up for his losses yesterday. If the caucus does not nominate Monday night the election will lie thrown into the ojien session Tuesday, its the law requires balloting to begin that day. There is considerable talk to-night about Mr. Pasco as a dark horse. PENSACOLA POINTS. Investments In Realty A Baby’e Corpse Found in a Ditch. Pensacola, Fla., April lfi.—David Wright, of Dunkirk, N. Y., purchased the "Yniuxtra building,” on the corner of Pala fox and Humana streets, at public auction, and paid therefor #17,Z00. H. J. Hatfenaberger, of Toledo, 0., a well known and successful real estate operator of that city, has been spending several days in the city and will make investment*. The corpse of a white female infant was found in the north ditch of Garden street to-day. The infant had not bean long in this world, evidently having lioeu deposited at the place where an uttempt at hiding was made a very short time after its birth. A NEWSPAPER VENTURE. Jacksonville Capitalist* to Put a Now- Morning Daily in the Field. Jacksonville, Fla., April lfi.—There is a movement on loot here to establish anew morning paper. It will l*> u stock company. Among the sulit ribors to the stock being a number of the most prominent ami wealthy citizens of the city. It is an assured fact, and will be issued just itx soon aa the presses, which have lawn ordered, arrive and the editorial force and in/uuigemont have liwn deckled upon. It will bcDemocratic in politics and is exported to voice the sentiments of the jiarty In tht* State. It is understood that glttti.OfiO worth of stock bus boon subscribed, with £IO,OOO airood v paid in. MYSTERIOUS MURDER. A Newnanavilia Negro Cells t to Hie Door end Shot Deed. Nkwxanmvillk, Ki.a., April lfi.—A my* terkms shooting affray occurred here U*t night. Four well armed men, one imgnt Blfr FIRES IN FLORIDA. ST. AUGUSTINE AND CRESCENY CITY SEVERE SUFFERERS. Tho Former City Tin-own Into Great Excitement by the Knowledge that Incendiaries are at Work-One Hun* dred Prominent Citizens Acting a! Special Police and the Military Held in Readiness. Sr. Augustine, Kr.A., April 10.—Again were the citizens of the ancient city called out to fight the llro fiend. Tho alarm wal given at J o’clock this morning, when ths store of Georg.) Howett. on tho corner of Bt George and Orange streets, directly opposite the city gates, was discovered to be on fire. The Humes rapidly communicated to th* dwelling of Mrs. Mundy and to Munson’l candy factory, and thence leaped across tb street to the lKiarding hou.sc of Mrs. Murrell (colored) and run back on Orange street to Wilson & Kirkpatrick’s meat market. All of U*(‘so buildings were burned to the ground within an hour and a half after tlie fire waf first discovered. A NAKBOW ESCAPE. Nothing but the favorable condition of the wind and the heroic efforts of the tire* men and citizens prevented the spread of what promised to lie a more disastrous con* flagratinu than the tire of Tuesday morning, The fire company with the engine were promptly on hand, but were powerless tq render aid owing to the lack of sufficient hose to reach the nearest hydrant, which was nearly an eighth of a mile from the scene ol’ the fire. Tho total losses will fool up as follows: George Howett on stock $1.50(1 Mrs. Muudy on furniture 1,40(1 Gasper Masters on I Lie buildings, occupied by Hawettct Mmutv (!,O<XJ I. ft. Manson on huilmng and stock, each.. 1,000 B Olivares on building I,oo*l Mrs. Murrell on furniture Mil Cm the Wilson Kirk[iiitriok building and its contents, with no insurance 1,00(1 THE MCOPLK EXCITED. The fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary, which leads many to think that the big fire of Tuesday morning was of similar origin. The town is thoroughly l aroused. One hundred special police, com posed of the best, citizens of tho city, will pnt ml the streets to-night and the Mayor lias requested tho City Guards to le in readiness for patrol nitty. Three negroeg were arrested this morning on suspicion an<| are now lying in jail awaiting develop* meats. Two thousand eight hundred dol lars has been subscribed toward buying a anew fire engine. The old cathedral, which was burned on Tuesday, is to bo restored, it having been found that the wails arc practically unio* jured. (.'tUCBCKNT CITS’ A BUFFBRER. Palatka, Fla., April lfi.—The buxines* portion of Crescent Citv, thirty miles souths cast, of Palatka, on Crescent Lake, wal burned lust, night. Pierce & Burton’s and Beach A; Miller's general merchandise store*. Bought V> & Sackctt’s saloon, the Crescent City (Jazettr office, Dr. Sprague's drug store, tho stables of the Central Hotel ami * bakery were destroyed. The loss is uni known. There is blit little insurance. BURGLARS CRACK A SAFE. The Post Office at Eatonton Visited by Raldeis. Eatonton, Ga., April 16.—The post office at this place was onto rod this morning between 12 and 1! o’clock by burglars and the safe, containing a good sum of money, was blown open. Tho burglars gained entrance to the office through the back door by means of a crowbar. There were three explosions, all of which were heard by par ties living in that vicinity, but were nof noticed much until the third one occurred, which was very loud and was heard several blocks away. B. Vf. Hunt, of tho firm ol E. B. Ezell & Cos., whose bedroom is adjoins ing the poet office, was awakened by the third explosion, and immediately arose anrj lighted a lamp and came out ou the street, where ho met Charles Dusenhury on hia way to th < iffice to nutka up the mail for the 5:15 o’clock train. They went into th<* office and found the safe blown to pieces and the room still full at smoke, but saw nothing of the burglars. None of the money*, or panel's from the safe are raises ing, as It is supisjued the men were fright* cried away. They carried away about |M<£ from the money drawer, repreagut-i ing the stump receipts of the previous dayj A short piece of fuse and a blood-stained piece of paper were found on the floor. Th 4 street lamps were all out this morning an 4L four men were seen standing near the potq office last night at 12 o’clock. There is not the slightest clue to the burglars. Tho safe is a complete wreck. It was undoubtedly the work of professional cracksmen, as theuj brace and bit and a few tools were fouiiiT concealed a short distance from tho scene. MACON MELANCHOLY. An Unknown Man Found Dead—At* rested as a Lyncher. Macon, Ga., April 16.—This morning while two fishermen were engaged in pur* suing their usual u vocations they discovered tli** Isxlyof a dead man lying in a thicket near Walnut creek, in the rear of Capt. S. H. Dunlap’s plan*, in East Macon. He was lying on a blanket and had a bullet hole in his right temple. A common nickel-plated pistol was lying by his side, four chamber* of which were loaded and one empty. The only tilings In his pockets were a barlow knife and two pocket-liook*, one of them containing sc. A number of empty shell* were lying around and a great many bullets had been fired in a tree. The Coroner was notified and he impaneled a jury and held an in quest. They rendered a verdict that the diseased, whoso name was unknown, cam* to his death from unknown causes. He wa* not identified. The remains were interred in Fort Hawkins cemetery. ARRESTED AS A LYNCHER. This morning at S:JO o’clock, while 11. C. Darker was walking along Fourth street going to Ills work, he was arrested by Newell Gouilson, who turned him over to Sheriff Wescott and he was placed in Jail. Parker’s name appeal's among those charged with iK'iug implicated iu the lynching of James Moore last summer, for whom the Governor offered n_ reward. has been a fireman on the switch enginnJHj th" East Tennessee, Virginia and lailroad in this city for tour yeais, and Sat Ik>, it working every day. lie lives on liw Houston road near tho city and own* Ail home. He is 27 years old, and could have left ihe city if he ilesiitsi. He was inb>i' [ *MpJ of the reward as soon as it was offered. Ho denied participating in the hanging and -del that he was a spectator. He has a wife, who is deeply grieved over his arrest. He 4K he would not employ a lawyer, as he wofjld certainly be vindicated. s. CLEARED OF CRIME. Hargatt n Trial for Murdor in Liarrla County Rooultu In Acquittal. COLUHBirs, Ga., April 16.—The trinl fit Samuel llurgett, charged with the murder of Jesse Calhoun, was concluded in ilai ri* County ttupertor Court to-day, tho Jury returning a verdict >f not guilty. Hargett killed Calhoim at u valentine part * tnree yearn ago and was never captured. A short til IU) sinew he voluntarily Mimuidared to the fffturtff of Harris county to stand hi* trial, with the at >v mult, He O':u ably ■ Wfended by Hj raker LiUk* and *x-Gov, (Villi! g Tie. Cleg* Mamifacturtug Company will dot ibis iu ynumit cNiiudty by putting in ftfty now Vssici I.*" er, (Il'-U ( to br gfvwi ltd* t' AHI Will be on Uju Georgia Midland ft*id ”l i* w’d b§ followed h, i \ i. >m U< *Jid trtaTi Gtlf< 8w whnn Uw r'sul k* GanitoitodtoUirt pom* stsiot J Ull' If 3