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i ESTABLISHED 1850.
]JL H. EsTILL, Editor and Proprietor.
baptist mission work.
$20,000 COLLECTED AT A SINGLE
MASS MEETING.
Money Greatly Needed—Eight Cents
Per Capita Per Annum the Amount
Turned in by Southern Baptists
Pine Fields for Work in Texas, Louisi
ana and Indian Territory.
Louisville, Ky., May 9. —The Southern
Raptist Convention was called to order by
President Mell at 9 o’clock this morning for
its third days’ work.
It was announced that the collection taken
up at the mass meeting Saturday night for
the benefit of foreign missions amounted to
$20,000.
The order of business was reported as
giving the afternoon session to the continua
tion of the home mission reports, and the
evening session, opening at 8 o’clock, to a
;eneraf home mission meeting, led by Rev.
A motion limiting speeches to ten minutes
was adopted.
The report of the committee on sugges
tions to tne Board of Foreign Missions was
read by Dr. W. C. Cleveland, of Alabama.
It was prepared by Dr. John A. Broadeus,
who was indisposed and unable to read the
report himself.
MUCH IN NEED OF MONEY.
It pointed out that the missions were
much need of money and that the mission
aries in some cases must be sent home; but
it would cost as much to bring them home
as to support them until the stringency for
money was passed. It suggested means to
raise the needed money.
In discussing the report Dr. Rowland, of
Maryland, called attention to the compara
tively small amount given by Southern
Baotists, Bc. per capita per annum. He
urged that more foreign mission tracts
should be printed.
Dr. E. E. Folk, of Tennessee, said the peo
ple should give to the church money given
Masons, Odd Fellows, and Knights of Py
thias. The work of the church is better and
capitalists should give their money to
church work exclusively while there was
need. The report, as read by Dr. Cleveland,
was adopted.
PROFIT IN PUBLICATIONS.
I)r. Wharton, of Maryland, presented the
re]>ort of the committee on the Kind Words
publication. It reported the removal of the
office from Macon to Atlanta, the publica
tion at a profit to the Home Mission Board
Df a series of lesson leaves and an entirely
successful system of Sunday school publica
tions, and the need of continued and earnest
effort to make the publications more useful
and successful by putting them in all the
Sunday schools of the Baptist church. The
report was adopted.
Dr. Frost, chairman of the committee in
the general work of the Home Mission
Board, reported that there had been in
creased support from all the States repre
sented in the convention. There was good
work doing under the board among the ne
groes and Indians, and within a year a won
derfully successful work had been begun in
Cuba. For all there was need of money
and more work.
MISSION WORK IN TEXAS.
Dr. Holt, of Texas, Secretary of the
Home Mission Board, said that the board
has always greatly aided that State, but vet
there are eighty-seven counties where tliey
have neither preachers nor churches.
The Baptists number 190,000 white and
600,000 colored communicants. The recent
drought had affected many portions of the
State, hut the frontier work neeeded assis
tance and must have it. There are 200,000
Germans in Texas and no missionaries
among thorn, where thore should be ten.
Dr. renick, of Louisiana, spoke of his
State as a missionary field. Ho said there
are about 20,0iX) Baptists in Louisiana, with
thirteen missionaries at work who were
heart and soul engaged in Christianizing the
people. There are 260,000 French speaking
popple, all Catholics, while among them are
only working two missionaries. .These peo
ple arc growing tired of the yoke of Catholi
cism and stand ready to throw it off’. Many
of them have already become Christians,
and others of the Creole population will fol
low.
AMONG THE INDIANS.
Rev. J. S. Monroe, Indian missionary, ro
fTod to the work in ludian Terri
tory, It is tlie weakest mission connected
with the association. “There are,” he said,
*“217,7(11 Indians in the United States, not
including Alaska. Of these 75,000 are eiv
nizal, 141,816 wear citizens’ dress. 38,801
retd th‘ English language, and 60.000 chil
dren are of school ago. The Territory com
prises an area of 04,222 square miles, 79,791
Indians and forty-six tribes. There are
missionaries and 7.000 Baptists, but
fenced more workers and more help. We
upon this board earnestly to come to
ter aid.”
Fraternal delegates from the Northern
Lurches next addressed the convention,
he convention then adjourned till evening.
THE NEXT MEETING PLACE.
the convention reassembled the re
port of the committee selected to designate
1. K llu '''- the next meeting was heard,
bio First Baptist church of Richmond, Va.,
*M chosen and the second Wednesday in
%. DBBB. Rev. F. M. Ellis, of Baltimore,
win preach the sermon.
Ocn. Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky,
.Die Committee on Temperance, re
ported the following:
hesolved, That wo do solemnly protest against
manufacture, sale and use or liquors, und
press our sympathy with the prohibitionists
te-ryvrhere.
debate on this produced about the
Hiest cross-firing witnessed during the
invention. Gen. Smith said he had in hand
“I Heathen Helper directory of the Baptist
, uyeution, containing the advertisement of
i,.i 7 dealer, and lie asked if that was to
*]P the heathen.
Nome one said: “No, the whisky dealer,”
“jeh produced laughter.
BrTo’.^ ,n *tk continued, declaring Hint the
Pombitum shower was coming and those
i" > were opposed to it must get. out of the
*hu hour set apart for other business
ving arrived the report hail to ixtdroppod.
, "HI come up again to-morrow when a
breezy discussion!* expected.
11 ■ remaining hours wore consumed hy
u,' . . >er * Diaz, of (Havana. He gavo
e status of the mission in Cuba ami its
Over $4,000 were raised spontunc
i ly before the convention adjourned until
•tenting.
Manning’s Bank.
Washington, May o.—The Comptroller
\vJ. Durreney to-day authorized the
V, -b 01 ' tl Donal Bank, of the city of New
it vv, tagiii business with a capital of
o°. The officei-s are Daniel Manning,
tushter and Ferdinand BUvnkinhani,
ANOTHER VERSION,
James W. ITyatt and his spon
1, ’. PX-Seuator Barnum, went homo
cfMT They insist<*d Ix-foro they
1 Hint they were no wiser about the United
ux tes rreusurership than when they ar
' , 11 they expect Mr. llyatt to be ttp
il/ilfw!’. , nn( i nro looking around for the
rhp, l .tend required of the Treasurer.
"f™"* makes no sign, but it is under-
Dwt he did mit like the publicity Ml - .
friends gave the blatter.
§Bhe ITlormiuj ffotosS.
B’NAI BRITH.
Ll3t of the Committees Announced at
the Convention.
Memphis, May 9.—The proceedings of the
Convention of Grand Lodge No. 7, Inde
pendent Order B’nai Brith, to-day consisted
of the appointment of committees, reading
of communications and reports and the elec
tion of the following committees:
General Committee—Haz Hirseli, of
Vicksburg; Samuel Ullrnan, of Birming
ham; W. L. Ernst, of Uniontown, Ala.; B.
Davis, of Dallas, Tex.; S. Hecht, of Mont
gomery, Ala.; M. Mayer, of Alexandria,
Appeal Committee—H. Fink, of Helena;
Louis Volmer, of Little Rock; I. Ernstein,
of Bavou Sara, La.; L. Mohr, of Montgom
ery, Ala.; Joseph Maguer, of New Orleans.
Committee of By laws—A. X. Myers, Sol
Harpman, Sam Slagler, of Memphis.
of the District Reserve Fund—S.
Young, of Montgomery, and Sam Hirsch,
of Memphis.
Trustee of the Cleveland Orphan Asylum
—Sam Schloas, of Memphis.
The convention adjourned at 2 o’clock
until to-morrow morning.
JORDAN’S PLACE.
Assistant Secretary Whelpley Apt to
Be Appointed.
Washington May 9.—Nothing is yet set
tled with regard to the office of United
States Treasurer. Treasurer Jordan spent
yesterday in Washington, and had inter
views with the President and Secretary Fair
child. He returned to New York last night.
Bank Examiner Hyatt,ffc Connecticut, who
has been mentioned as Mr. Jordan’s success
or. called on Secretary Fairchild this morn
ing, in company with ex-Senator Barnum.
These two gentlemen also called on
the President. Mr. Hyatt subsequently
visited the Comptroller of the Currency,
who is his immediate official superior. The
latest report in regard to Mr. Hyatt is that
he is content with las present office, and is
not desirous of making a change. The
Treasurer-ship has not been offered to him
by the President, and it is no longer thought
it will lie. It is believed that the office will
be fillod in a few days, probably to-morrow,
and many persons are of the opinion that
Assistant Secretary Whelpley will get the
appointment.
DIXIE’S HOROSCOPE.
Georgia to Add 50 Per Cent, to Her
Wealth in Five Years.
New York, May 9.—President Alfred
Sully, of the Richmond Terminal Company,
who has just returned from a trip over his
roads, says: “I went over some of our South
Carolina lines, East Tennessee roads and
Georgia Pacific. I found them all in very
good condition and a great boom down there
in real estate and mining interests. There is
a lull in the Birmingham real estate sales,
but there is a very large amount of build
ing going on. There seems to be a remark
able amount of enterprise manifested in the
South, especially in Alabama and East Ten
nessee, developing the natural resources of
the country. While real estate speculation
may have been overdone at some points
still many localities have yet to feel the
effect of the enterprise and improvements
going on. There is no question but that the
newly developed manufacturing interests of
the South are upon a permanent basis and
I believe that Georgia, Alabama and Ten
nessce will add 50 per cent, to their material
wealth in the next five yen re.”
A TAR HEEL LYNCHING.
An Assault on a White Girl Costs a
Black Fiend His Life.
Raleigh, N. C., May 9.—A special from
Tarboro reports that Ben White, a negro
who feloniously assaulted a 16-year-old
white girl, member of one of the best fami
lies in the county, was lvnched by masked
men Saturday night. When arrested Judge
Shipp, of the Superior Court, for better pro
tection from the indignant friends of the
girl, sent the negro to jail at Williamston,
N. C. A body of men arrived there on a
train Saturday night, and some time after
midnight picketed the streets, broke open
the jail, took the negro to Tarboro und
hange.l him to a tree near the spot where he
jierpotmted tho outrage. There was some
excitement among the colored people at
Williamston, the better class of whom, how
ever, think White deserved his fate.
FRANCE’S MARITIME DISASTERS.
The Loss of Life on LaChampagne Not
as Great as First Reported.
Havre, May 9.—lt is now stated that re
ports of lass of life among the emigrants on
the French steamer IjaChampagne, which
was beached after being damaged by col
lision with the steamer Ville de Rio on
''Saturday were exaggerated. Less than a
dozen emigrants were drowned.
The steamer Laßrctagne, which will sail
for New York on Wodnosnay, will convey
the passengers of the LaChiuitpagne. It has
been ascertained that the bark which the La-
Bretagno collided with and sunk Saturday
night just before her arrival at Havre from
New York was the Norwegian bark Tellus,
Captain Thorbjornsen, bound from Rouen
for Now York. Tho Laßretague was not in
jured.
Taxing Drummers Unconstitutional.
Washington, May 9. —Judge Merrick in
the District Supremo Court in general term
to-day announced the judgement of that
court in the case of the District against Mr.
Heneck, a Baltimore drummer, charged with
being unlicensed. The act Imposing a license
tax was passed by the old District Legisla
ture under the authority, it was claimed, of
Congress. The court dismissed Mr. Hen
neck, holding that a tax on drummers is
regulation of commerce between .States, and
that such a law can is* imposed by Congress
alone. The court held, however, that the
act is applicable to District merchants and
drummers.
Consul General Walker Resigns.
Washington, May 9.--Consul General
Walker, of Paris, who is here, has resigned.
His resignation is to take effect u]ion tlieex
piration of ills leave of absence. His suc
cessor will he appointed ns soon ns he can lie
found. There are numerous applicants for
his place, for it is one of the most important,
in tne consular service, uiul has a salary of
ffi 000. But the President bus not yet been
able to find such a man as he wauts to
appoint to it.
The Telephone Case.
Washington. Mov 9.—lt was expected
that tho Unitod States Supreme Court
would announce its decision in the groat tol
phone case to-day. Its members, except
Justice Gray, arc understood to have spent
all dav Saturday reviewing It, but either
they did not got through or they did not ap
prove it as read, for neither it nor any othor
decision was announced to-day.
$41,291 Short. # *
Jersey City, N. J., May 9. -The expert
who has investigated the accounts of 51. 11.
Murphy, the missing water registrar of Ho
boken. reports to the water commission that
the deficiency is $41,291. Murphy held the
office for sixteen years. No traoo of his
iv heron bouts has been discovered.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1887.
VIRGINIA'S LOAD OF DEBT
THE BRITISHERS WANT PRINCIPAL
OF $26,887,000.
Obligations Representing $7,511,000
Thrown Aside in This Demand—Back
Interest to the Extent of $1,002,000
and Promises of the Thumbscrew
Stamp Wanted in Addition.
Richmond, May o. —The Debt Commis
sion held two meetings to-day. After the
meeting in the forenoon a rumor prevailed
that the two sides were not far apart, and
that a settlement was certain, while another
report was that an agreement had been
reached and only awaited full details. This
afternoon’s session, however,the proceedings
of which have been made public, has re
sulted in a final adjournment of the joint
conference without arriving at any settle
ment. Subsequently the Virginia repre
sentatives held a meeting and appointed a
sub-committee to prepare a preliminary re
port on the subject to be submitted to the
General Assembly to-morrow. The full re
-1 port of the Virginia committee will be made
later.
THREE SESSIONS AT NIGHT.
Richmond, Va.. May 9, 11 p. m.—The
sub-committee of the Virginia debt commis
sioners had three sessions to-night and
agreed upon a report to be submitted to the
General Assembly to-morrow. From the
report it appears that the last proposition
of the bondholders’ representatives was that
they should have principal in the sum of
$26,887,000. This amount was reached
by deducting from the debt of the State the
Riddleberger bonds held by the State
amounting to $2,240,000; the bonds com
prised in the literary fund amounting to
$1,179,000; the bonds held by the Board of
Public Works, $168,000; the debt due the
United States government, $1,300,000, and
a further deduction of $2,629,000, being 10
per cent, of the State’s debts, evidence of
which they claimed had been lost and for
which no demand would be made in the
future.
STILL MORE WANTED.
In addition they demanded in cash from
the State $1,002,000, being 40 per cent, of the
60 per cent, of arrearage of interest on tho
consols and 10.40 debts. They also demand
id that tho new bonds should be exempt
from all taxation; that the coupons should
l>e tax receivable; that all expenses incurred
in connection with the present negotiation
should be paid by the State, and that after
the expiration of 2 years no bonds should be
funded by the State except with the consent
of the council of foreign bondholders. To
these demands the Legislative committee re
sponded by saying in substance that tho
propositions named would be rejected.
ANXIOUS TO SETTLE.
The committee, however, still anxious to
reach an agreement presented as an ultima
tum a proposition that the principal of the
debt be fixed approximately at $25.61)0,000 to
be capitalized upon terms hereafter to be
agreed upon and to include all bonds held
by the State, the new bonds to ran for fifty
years but to lie redeemable at the
pleasure of the State after ten
years and the question of security to lie kept
open for, further negotiaton. After the re
ceipt of this from the legislative Commit
tee the bondholders’ representatives modi
fied their proposition only so far
as te exclude the bonds held
by the Sinking Fund Commission
ers ($1,179,000) proposing that such bonds
should share with them their rateable part
of the nominal interest charge of $806,600.
They further emphatically declared that
they declined, once for all, any negotiations
that would involve a reduction of the capi
tal of the consols and 10.40 bonds so ns to
bring the total amount within $25,000,000.
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED.
Thereupon tho Legislative Committee
adopted and forwarded to the English Com
missioners the following preamble and reso
lution:
Whkreas. The Commission on the part of the
foreign bondholders have stated to tins couimit
tee that they adhere to ttio proposition this day
presented by them, and have rejected the propo
sition made by this committee, and declare the
former as their ultimatum, therefore
Kemtlred, That it be communicated to tho
commission that in Ihe opinion of the joint com
mittee further negotiations will not lead to a
final agreement, and that we feel constrained so
to report to the General Assembly.
The Legislative Committee will supplement
this with a detailed statement, which will
embody stenographic reports of the proceed
ings of all the meetings between the two
commissions.
SIGNS OF AN UPHEAVAL.
No Volcano Found in New Mexico,
But Nature Terribly Shaken Up.
Albuquerque, N. 51., May 9. —A special
from Benson, Ari., says all other reports to
the contrary notwithstanding, no volcanic
eruptions occurred in Arizona on May 3.
Simultaneously with the severe earthquake
shocks experienced here great cloud* of
smoke appeared over the peaks of the moun
tains south of here, and at night the horizon
was bright. The phenomenon continued
during the following day, and on 51ay 5 an
exploring party, under tho leadership of
Gen. Forsyth, commanding Fort Hiiaehuea,
started for the mountains for tho purpose of
investigation.
SIGNS OK AN UPHEAVAL.
They returned on May 7, and reported
that there was no volcanic eruption,
although signs of an upheaval were
abundantly visible, and that the brilliant
illumination of the sky and the clouds of
smoke which hovered over the mountain
(leaks were caused by forest fires. This re
port effectually explodes the volcano sensa
tion among the people. Another severe
shock of earthquake was experienced here
at 1:14 o'clock this afternoon. No damage
wus done, but tho shock caused great con
sternation among the people.
Pan Handle’s Robbers on Trial.
Pittsburg, PA., 51y 9. —The Pan Handle
railroad robbery cases wore taken up in the
Criminal Court this morning, Judge Kwing
presiding. The first ease tried was that of
William T. Lavalle, a brakeman. The pros
ecution procured witnesses from Philadel
phia, Dennison, Pittsburg and Penrod, Ky.,
and the goods shipiiod from the fonner
place to u fence in this city established by
detectives for the purpose of detecting
thieves. Detective Allen, who ran the fence,
testified thut Lavnlie hud sold to him n large
lot of goods which lie acknowledged ho had
taken from a freight car. Those goods were
afterward identified as the property of a
firm Iu Kentucky.
Wrecked on a Switch.
Green Castle, I.vd., May 9. —The slonon
passenger train for Chicago, iltw here yes
terday morning, was wrecked one mile
south of tiiis place. Tho engine went one
third of the way down a 85-foot embank
inent. Both on fine and tender lie wheels
up. Tho baggage car was also derailed.
Engineer Green vas found head down be
tween engine and tender. lie was badly
scalded. The fireman saved himself by
jumping. Tilts wreck was (alined by a mis
placed switch. Railway officials claim it
wus opened and a stone placed between the
rail* by someone through malice.
FLORIDA’S LEGISLATURE.
Three Bills Forming New Counties
Sent to the Governor.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 9.—Tho House
to-day passed the bill creating Loo county,
ami spent tho entire afternoon considering
the bill fVlative to State militia in commit
tee of the whole.
The Senate passed the bill forming De-
Soto county, which wus certified to the
House and goes with the Lee county hill to
the Governor, together witii the Osceola
county bill, which was to-day signal by the
President and Secretary of the Senate.
The bill for the erection of anew building
for the use of tho Supreme Court was ad
versely reported. The bill appropriating
$12,000 to the Gainesville Seminary passed
the Senate.
GORDON’S RAILROAD.
To-day a hill declaring Gen. Gordon’s In
ternational railrofid charter forfeited was
Introduced, reported favorably and an
effort made to i>a*s it at once summarily
under a suspension of the rules, but finally
it was made the special order for to-mor
row afternoon.
The legislative officers to-day signed sev
eral minor bills, which were sent to the
Governor.
The two houses of the Legislature in joint
session voted for Senator to-day as follows:
Bloxham #8
Perry 32
Pasco ••••••a 11
Goodrich (R*?ij) v IB
Finle.v 1
Mallory 1
An election seems further off than ever.
Thomas Peoples, a young man, acci
dentally shot himself Saturday while play
ing with a pistol and died to-aay from tne
wound received.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION BILL.
Among the measures to be considered this
week are the railroad commission bill and
the poll tax bill. The commission bill will
most probably be passed after lieing delayed
as long as possible, but the poll tax bill will
lie stubbornly opposed. The railroad com
panies desire te have the railroad commis
sion bill amended so the salaries paid tho
Commissioners will be’inoreased in order to
get competent men to accept places on it,
also to allow an appeal to the courts of the
State provided the railroad pays all ex
penses, the award of the commission taking
full effect meantime. It is also desired
that the commission act only on complaint
and after a heal ing.
ON AN EXCURSION.
Quite a number of the members went on
an excursion to Newport Sunday. A large
amount of very important work now awaits
action in both houses, and many matters of
great import have not even been presented,
so the last weeks of the session will he
crowded with measures demanding careful
consideration, and it is feared some of them
will be possod without due care. Time
enough, however, remains if it is utilized
from this day forward.
CHATTAHOOCHEE’S CONVENTION.
Delegates Arriving at Columbus on
Every Train—A TLt Over a Cannon.
Columbus, Ga., May 9.—Among the dis
tinguished delegates who arrived to-day to
he present at the opening of the Chattahixi
chee Valley Convention, were Senator
Brown and Congressman Crisp, of Georgia,
and Hon. W. J. Sanford, of Alabama.
Large numliers are expected to arrive to
morrow. The Atlantic Braes Band, of
Brunswick, arrived to day and attracts
great attention. It is greatly regretted that
Gov. Gordon’s indisposition will prevent his
attending the convention, as he expected to
do.
Assistant Adjt. Gen. Munroe, of Atlanta,
came here to-day for the purpose of taking
the gatling gun here to Atlanta to be turned
over to the Atlanta artillery, but those who
had charge of it declined to give it up.
They claim that a bond has been given for
the gun and that Adjt. Qen. Munroe has no
authority to take it. He will leave for At
lanta to-morrow without it.
THOMAS VILLE TOPICS.
Chastain Brought Back from South
Carolina-A Railroad Rally.
Thomasvillk, Ga., May 9.—Sheriff
Hurst returned this morning from South
Carolina with John Chastain. Chastain
killed a negro near this city last fall and
fled. His whereabouts have not been known
until information was received a few days
ago that he was in South Carolina. He wits
captured without trouble and brought here
safely.
An enthusiastic meeting of citizens as
sembled at the city hall this afternoon look
ing to getting the Atlanta and Hawkins
villo and the Augusta and Gulf railroads to
come to Thomasville. A committee of five
was appointed to confer with the authori
ties of the roads as to what, were the
chances of getting the roads. Thomasville
can always lie counted on to do whatever
will advance her interests.
ROCK THROWERS JAILED.
A Beaufort Judge Takes Steps to Break
Up a Criminal Practice.
Hardekvillk, 8. C., May 9.—Judge W.
N. Ileywanl to-day committed to Beaufort,
jail two negro lx>y* for throwing rocks nt a
railroad train on Sunday afternoon. The
fast mail train M as passing Furysburg cross
ing when a rock smashed in a window of one
of the cars. Conductor Fitzgerald saw two
l)oys standing on a car on the siding, and,
judging that they wore tho miscre
ants, he quickly pulled the bell
rope and stopped the train. The boys took
to the woods, but one was overhauled by
one of the railroad employes and confessed
to lieing one of tho party, and gave the
other boy away and caused bis arrest also.
On Friday five homing pigeon* were sent
here by Mr. Kotehuin, of Savannah, to bo
turned loose on their first journey. A
spoidamnn shot one of them on Saturday
about a mile north of this place.
It is unprecedentedly dry in the whole of
this section, and everybody is hoping for
rain.
Young Oambrell’s Murderers.
Jackson, Miss., May 9.—The following
parties wer# arrested to-day upon an affi
davit by Rev. J. H. Gambrefl, father of
Roderick GambreH, the young man who
was killed Thursday night: Jones 8. Hamil
ton as principal, and Mlmo Eubank,William
Hardy (a negro), W. 11. Fugures and J. \V.
Albrecht, us accessories. The four latter
are in jail. Hamilton is under guard at
home, where he will be iletainod some time
on account of his wounds. A full report of
the testimony which was taken will appear
to-morro w. Great exciteiuonfc prevai Is Lore
und the trial will be watched with interest.
All the parties are woll known here and
throughout the State.
Augusta's New Exchange.
Augusta, Ga., May 9.—Augusta’s new
Exchange was formally opened to-day with
great eclat. It is one df tlui finest building*
of its kind in this section, aud the house
warming was a great event.
A heavy wind blew over this city to-night,
Report* df damage on the hill cannot be au
thenticated.
EDITOR O'BRIEN IN A FOG
THE UMBRIA UNABLE TO FIND
HER WAY INTO PORT.
A Tug With Members of the League
Aboard Goes Down the Bay to Seek
for the Coming Visitor—Healy Ques
tions the Government on Egan’s
Proposition to Return.
London, slay O.—T. M. Healy, in the
House of Commons this afternoon, asked
what answer had been returned by the
government to tho letter of Patrick Egan,
Treasurer of the Laud League, offering to
return to Dublin and stand trial for the
charges against him provided the venue in
his case was not removed from Dublin.
Col. King-Hamian, Parliamentary Secre
tary for Ireland, replied that no reply had
l>een sent, for t(ie reason that no such letter
had been received. [Laughter.]
Mr. Healy then requested W. H. Smith,
First Lord of the Treasury, to state that it
was the intention of the government to
sanction the conduct of Mr. Balfour, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, in deliberately ab
staining from coining into the House until
the questions on tile paper relating to Ire
land were all over.
Mr. Smith submitted that tliat sort of a
question should not bo put. -The exigen
cies of tho country, he said, re
quired Mr. Balfour to attend to
urgent business connected with his
department of the government outside the
House, aud in the interval replies to ques
tions respecting Irish affairs were usually
given by the Parliamentary Under Secre
tary (Col. King-Harman).
MR. HEALY protests.
Mr. Healy—lf my friends and I are te be
left to the mercy of this Orangeman f shall
direct attention to the matter.
Speaker Feel— Order. This interruption
is most unparliamentary.
Arthur O’Connor, member for East Done
gal, then intimated thut in consequence of
the attitude of the government on the
Times charges, he refused to continue to
serve as a member of the commission of in
quiry into civil service. [Parnellitecheers.]
The House then went into committee and
consideration of the Irish crimes act amend
ment bill was resumed.
51 r. Clancoy, Nationalist member for
North Dublin, moved an amendment to the
effect that magisterial inquiries into cases of
alleged crime under the bill lie conducted in
public.
Mr. Balfour opposed this.
Mr. Clancey’s amendment was rejected by
a vote of 188 to 181.
HEALY OFFERS AN AMENDMENT.
After soveral minor amendments had lieen
disposed of Mr. Healy moved that any one
frivolously summoned or needlessly detained
as a witness could hold an action for com
pensation against the magistrates.
The Attorney General opposed the amend
ment.
James Stuart, home rule Radical, moved
to report progress.
W„ H. South objected on the ground that
amendments to first section should rtrst be
dealt with.
Mr. Motley supported the motion.
Hubbub ensued, ending in a division
which resulted in the motion being rejected
by a vote of 249 to 176.
Mr. Healy asked the government to state
their views'on his amendment.
Mr. Smith replied that their answer had
been given. He then moved for cloture,
and tne motion was adopted by a vote of
249 to 170.
51r. Chamberlain having returned, the
Unionists will now determine what amend
ments they will propose to the crimes bill.
Mr. Wallace’s motion was rejected by a
vote of 245 to 161, and Mr. Smith then
moved to put the question on the whole re
maining portion of the first section of the
bill. Tlie chairman, however, declined to
put cloture because of six amendments
which the motion would exclude. Tiiis de
cision was received with loud applause.
At 4:30 o’clock this morning the House
was still sitting. Eventually Mr. Smith’s
cloture motion was put and agreed to, und
progress was reported.
A TRIBUNAL PROPOSED.
The Earl of Carnarvon (Conservative)
writes to the Times suggesting that, as it is
intolerable to allow the Dillon-Times ques
tion to rest in its present state, a special
tribunal lie created outside of Parliament
invested with full powers to call witnesses
and to which decision of the matter shall be
loft. While expressing confidence In the
impartiality of the proposed tribunal the
Times says it is doubtful whether the Par
nellites would consent to submit their case
to such a tribunal.
SEIZURE JUSTIFIED.
Dublin, May 9.—ln tho case of John Dil
lon against Police Insiiectore O’Brien and
Davis for assault and illegal seizure of money
and papers, at liOughrea, the Court of
Queen’s Bench ha* adjudged that the con
duct of the police was lawful. It will be re
merutiered tliat slr. Dillon and other mera
liers of tlie league were closeted in a room
in a hotel at Loughrea receiving and re
ceipting for moneys paid them as trustees,
by tenants, under the plan of canqiaigii.
Tne police, without warning, broke into the
i-oom and by force took from Mr. Dillon the
money and paper* he had in hi* poa*e*Bion
at the time. Mr. Dillon at once had the In
siiootoifi, who were responsible, arrested,
the plaintiff taking the ground that ho was
aot violating any law and that the
action of the police was an assault unwar
ranted and illegal.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ho* pro
hibited a Nationalist meeting at a counter
Orange demonstration announced to lw held
at Armagh txemorrow. Great excitement
prevails. Police ure arriving there to re
inforce tho local authorities. The returns
of the Irish Land Commission for January
and February show that 461 rent case* were
adjudged ami rent* wore fixed to the amount
of £7,394, the holdings in question having
previously been rented at £10,507.
o'bhien’b arrival.
New York, slay 9.—The steamship Um
bria, with William O’Brien, editor of United
Ireland, and Bishop Ireland, of Minnesota,
on board, was unable to cross the bar at
high water thi morning on account of a
fog, and will now remain at anchor outside
until 6 o’clock this evening, " hen this
new* was communicated te the reception
committee, who went early to tho Ctmard
pier to greet the distinguished passengers,
they at once notified John H. Htarln te pro
cure a steamboat for them tliat they might
go down the liey to accord the welcome.
THE UMBIUA'K ARRIVAL.
The Canard *tettinsldp Umbria arrived
off the lightship und anchored at 6:13 o’clock
Saturday afternoon, but was detained by a
dense fog, and no information of her pres
ence was received here until Sunday after
noon at 0:00 o’clock. A I mot was then sent
for the mails, but did not succeed in finding
tlie Umbria until Monday morning. There
is still a dense* fog outside, and the ship will
probably bo unable te reach her dock until
Tuesday. A tug was procured by the Irish
League, who wUhod to welcome slr. O’Brien,
and started for tho Umbria yesterday. Noth
ing has yet been heard of her.
HEALY’* AMENDMENT REJECTED.
London, May 10. 6 a. h.— Mr. Kaly's
amendment was rejected by a vote of 250
to 150.
V
Mr. Labouchsre moved to report progross.
The motion was rejected by a vote of 248
to 170.
Robert Wallace (Homo Ruler) moved
that the chairman leave the choir, Mr.
Coney bear (Radical) supporting the motion.
Mr. Smith proposed cloture and the mo
tion wus carried by a vote of 248 to 100.
A RALLY AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, April 9.—A rousing meeting of
representative men of Chicago was held at
Battery I) Armory tonight to give expres
sion to American sentiment ill opposition to
the suspension of constitutional liberty in
Ireland. Six thousand people were present.
Mayor Roche was president and
most of the speakers were partisans
of American birth, such as Gov.
Oglesby, Rabbi Hirsh, Rev. Dr. Bolton,
Congressman Mason and Gen. Martin Beam.
They strongly denounced the coercion bill.
Resolutions similar to the speeches were
adopted and cablegrams telling of the pro
ceedings were sent to Messrs. Gladstone ami
Parnell.
QUEEN VICTORIA’S JUBILEE.
The Corporation of London Presents
Her With an Address.
London, Muy 0. —The Queen to-day re
ceived at Buckingham pHlaee the London
corporation, which called by appointment
to present her majesty a jubilee address on
behalf of the city. In response the Queen
said: “I thank you for this renewal of your
assurance of loyalty. It gives me great
satisfaction, in looking back over the his
tory of my reign, to recall how much its
prosperity is owing to the sound sense and
good feeling of my subjects and to the sym
pathy uniting the throne and people. I
trust, that, under the divine blessing, this
cordial sympathy may remain unbroken.”
London’s American Exposition.
London, May 9.— The American Exhibi
tion was formally opened to-day. About
7,0(8) persons attended. The bursting of a
boiler during the morning prevented the
Starting of the machinery. Otherwise the
programme was carried out. Hundreds of
visitors ignored the ceremony of opening
the regular exhibition and rushed to the
grounds where the Wild West show per
formed.
Boulanger’s Mobil lsflition Bill.
Paris, May 9. —President Grevy has au
thorized the introduction of Gen. Boulan
ger’s mobilization bill in the Chamber of
Deputies.
M. Lamoure declines to produce “Lohon
grin” in London.”
A Change Probably,
Romk, May 9. —The Vatican is negotiat
ing with France relative to the appointment
of a successor to Mgr. RottelU as Pupal rep
resentative at Constantinople. Mgr. Rot
telli is now Nuncio at Pal is.
Forest Fires in Galicia.
Vienna. May 9.—Terrible forest fires are
raging in Galicia. Fire brigades and mili
tary detachments are trying to prevent a
spread of the (lames.
Italy to Fight Abyssinia.
London, May 9.— A dispatch from Rome
to the Chronicle, says that Italy is arrang
ing for a summer campaign against the
Abyssinians.
A Drama Ruled Out.
Et. Petersburg, May 9.—The Russian
governmeoEhas prohibited the sale of the
drama composed by Count Tolstonia, or
general circulation.
SPORT ON THE TURF.
Alama, Florimoro, Pearl L and Mono
crat Win at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., May 9. —To-day’s races
were as follows:
First Race—One and three-sixteenths
miles. Alama won. with Jaubert second anil
Watch Em third. Time 2:(W.
Second Race—One and one-quarter miles.
Floromoro won, with Wary second and Nellie
third. Time 2:12)4.
Timm Rack One and one-sixteenth miles.
Pearl L n on, with Hlera second and Jim Bran
non third. Time 1 :M!4
Fourth Race—(>ne anil i ne-quarter miles
Monocrat won, with Long Slip|jer second and
Wanderer thlrd . Time 2:11 .
THE TRACK TOO WET.
Baltimore, May 9. —In consequence of a
heavy ruin and the condition of the track
the races of the first ilay of the Maryland
Jockey Club were nostponed until to-morrow
afternoon. The declarations in the stake
race have been extended to that time.
Queen Kapiolani at the Hub.
Boston; May 9. —A coniplimentarufircn);-
fast wan tendered to Queen Kapiolani by
Mayor O’Brien at the Parker House to-day.
The breakfast room was handsomely deco
ratod. Aliout fifty guests were present,
among whom were (Tov. umi Hit Arnes,
Mayor and Mrs. O'Brien, Col. C. H. Taylor
of the Globe , ex-Mayor Prince, Bishop and
Mre. Paddock, Hon. Leopold Morse, Hon.
William Gaston, Hon. H. L. Pierce, and
Oliver Wendell Holmes.
A Socialist in Danger.
Pittsburg, May 9. —W. W. Vroomau,
a Socialist and editor of the Labor Organ
iser, of Kansas City,’Mo., was arrested to
night while speaking in the Diamond, in
Alleghany City. Tne Diamond is in tne
centre of the city, and the sjieeoh had at
tracted a large crowd. Vrooman said:
“America was a poll with a flag tied to it."
This aroused the crowd, and the Mayor or
dered Vrooman'* arrest, fearing that he
would I*' injured.
Unveiling the Garfield Statue.
Washington, May it. —By an executive
order the elenitive offices and department*
at the sent of government, including the
public printing establishment, will lie closed
at noon Thursday, May lk, to enable the
liersons employed therein to attend the ex
ercises at the unveiling of the statue of the
late President Garfield.
Jennie Bowman Dies.
Louisville, Ky., May 9.—Jennie Bow
man, the brave young domestic whose
brutal treatment by two negroes so aroused
the feeling of the people a few weeks ago,
died to B§hf.
Charity Begins at Home.
From the Albany Journal.
A gentleman connected with the New
York Central railroad said the other day
that the mall that reached Mr. Vanderbilt
and President Dopow contained many curi
ous letters. He recalled one that he had had
the privilege of reading. Young Cornelius
Vanderbilt had delivered an address at the
Railroad Young Men's Christian Association
rooms at the Grand Central station, New
York. Reference was made to the address
in the New York iwjiors. Within a few
days Mr. Vanderbilt received a letter in
Which the writer said he hail been very
much interested in the address tliat Mr.
Vanderbilt had made and In the work of the
Railroad Young Men’s Christian Associa
tion, and that he desired to assist in that
work and had made up his mind to give 10
per cent, of his income to it. He said lie
was dealing in railway supplies nnd be would
be very happy if Mr. Vanderbilt would give
him orders for some, which would Increase
the amount of his income and proportion
ately increase the amount which lie could
give the association. It is safe to say that
lie did not obtain any orders.
( PRICK AIO A YKAR.I
) 3 CENTS A COPY, f
IIKWITTS LABOR VIEWS.
A NON-UNION MEN’S DEFENSE AS
SOCIATION SUGGESTED.
The Mayor Replies to a Letter of Com
plaint Fi-om One of the Men Inter
fered With by the Plasterers’ Society
- Other News From the Field of
Labor.
New York, May 9.— Mayor Hewitt to
day, writing in response to a complaint from
a plasterer, who says he has been interfered
with by the plasterers’ society, says: “Your
complaint is one of many which has been
made to me on the subject. I can only say
t lmt such conduct on the part of societies is
unlawful. You can, of course, recover
damages by suit. I understand per
fectly the difficulty which is in the way
of a laboring man who has not
the means to conduct a suit. I should think
that nil association might be formed in New
York to defend the rights of honest men
who are refused an opportunity to earn
their own living, and I will gladly co-oper
ate with any citizen who may think, as Ido,
that the occasion is one which needs prompt
and earnest action.”
MINERS IN A QUANDARY.
A Portion of the Men Want to Strike
and the Rest Object.
Washington, May 9. Dispatches from
different ]x)ints in tho anthracite cool region
uro about equally divided in opinion as lo
the probability of a strike. The Knights of
Labor and Amalgamated Association arc at
odds. Both favor a strike but cannot agree
upon the conditions, and the Knights in the
employ of the Reading railroad oppose a
strike until the miners have all joined tho
Knights. Merchants do not regard tho
movement with much favor, and many say
they will refuse to sell goods on credit if a
strike takes place.
a conference held.
Philadelphia, I’a., May !).—lnformal
conferences were held to-day between repre
sentatives of the anthracite producing com
panies whose offices are located here, and it
is understood they are still determined not
to grant the advance of 10 per cent. A con
ference will t ake place Wednesday between
representatives of the coal miners and pro
ducing com|>anies ut which it is understood
t.he companies will submit a proposition to
ihe men to give them a 3 per cent, increase.
General Master Workman Powderly is de
clared to lx- opposed to a strike at this time,
as the condition of the coal trades precludes
all possibility of success.
Tne Miners’ and Mine Laborers’ National
District Assembly No. 1 HR, Knights of Labor,
has issued a cal) for the annual session of
delegates from the miners’ ami lalxirers' as
semblies of the United (States, to is) held in
Cincinnati June 1. Each sub-division is en
titled to ono representative for the first 000
men and an additional ono for each addi
tional *SOO. There are eleven sub-divisions
of tin* organization, divided among the
various coal and coke regions of Eastern
and Western Pennsylvania and Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Kentucky, and other Bouthern and
Western Hiatus. Muster Workman Baily
is expected to preside.
LONGSHOREMEN BTRIKE.
Extra Men Demand an Advance of
Five Cents Per Hour.
Jersey City, N. J., May 9.—About 100
longshoremen employed at the Rotterdam,
Inman anil Red Star steamship piers are on
a strike. Tho strikers are extra men who
are paid by the hour. They receive 2V*. per
hour for day work and 40c. for night work.
They demand an advance of Sc. per hour
for day and night. The regular forces of
the three companies, who are paid sls per
week, work or play, have not joined the
strikers, nor are they expected to. The
strikers claim the steamships are carrying
comjiai-atively little freight, and that the
extra men cannot earn more than $6 per
week. The representatives of the steamship
companies say that the demands of the
strikers will not ho acceded to. They claim
that the men regularly employed by the
companies can get along for the present at
least without extra help.
Building Trade Troubles.
Chicago, May 9.—lt is said that a com
mittee of three has Ix-en appointed by the
Amalgamated Building Trades Council with
instructions to wait upon tho Executive
Committee of the Master Masons' Associa
tion and wt tic the strike of the hod carriers.
The Council also decided to notify the con
tractors that in cas -of a refusal to settle
the difficulty by arbitration, all the union
carpenters, gas fitteix, plasterers, etc., vill
lx- withdrawn from jo its on which non-union
laborers are employed.
Chicago’s Bakers.
Chicago, Muy 9.—At a conference be
tween the journeymen bakers’ committee
and the bosses yesterday on agreement was
reach ml whereby the journeymen gained
their points. The bosses agreed that 10
hours should constitute a day’s work, ex
cept on HtMurday, when the men shall labor
12 hours, a week to consist of six days ai d
extra |xiy when work is done Sunday. None
of the men are to )<e compelled to tnwird with
the bosses, and in lieu of such txxird $4 per
week is to he added.
Stove Holders Go Out Again.
Milwaukee, May 9. —The stove molders
employed at the Dumber works, numbering
200, were locked out to-day lieoaiisc they re
fused to work on the boycotted St. Louis
patterns. They had been on a strike three
weeks, but last Friday returned to work,
with tho understanding that they were to
make tho prescribed patterns.
800 Mon Strike.
Pittsburg, Pa.. May 9.—The amalgam
ated men ut A. M. Byers ft Co.’s rolling
mill struck this morning, lieeause the firm
refused to employ an extra hel(x:r at tht
furnaces, as provided for in the scale agree
ment. The mill has closed down and (500
men are temporarily tin-own out of employ
ment.
A Semi-Monthly Pay Day Demanded.
Cleveland, May 9.—Two hundred em
ployes at the furnaces of the Brier Hill Coal
and Iron Company, near Youngstown, 0.,
struck to-day l-s ause their demand for a
soml-monthlv puy day was refused. They
are now paid once a mouth.
Diamond Wearers on Vacation.
Detroit, May 9. —Two hundred journey
men plumbers to-dav struck because of th
discharge of a number of men whom th
bosses considered incompetent.
Six Prisoners Escape.
Columbus, ()., May 9.— Hix prisoner*
escaped from the Franklin county jail lasl
night by sawing off the bare to n window.
They were all under indictment, but uoim
have had their trial*. One first-degree
murder man did not esoaiie. The work wai
planned by a prisoner who has since bee®
transferred to the peniteutiaiar.

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