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J. H. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f MARCH’S HOWLING WINDS TELEGRAPH poles leveled to THE GROUND. Railroad Trains Pick Their Way Through the Debria at a Snail’s Pace —New York State Snowed Under Many People Frozen in the City and Hundreds Injured. Washington, March 12,7 r. m.—A storm of mingled rain and snow set in yesterday. In the afternoon it was accompanied by a high wind, increasing later to a gale. The wet snow clung to the telegraph wires and poles in masses and offered such resistance to the wind that before 7 o’clock all the telegraph wires leading out of Washington were prostrated. No press dispatches were sent out of Washington after 7 o’clock last night nor any of the afternoon papers of to day (Monday), and up to 7 o’clock to-night coiie had been received since 2 o’clock Sun day morning. COMMUNICATION OPENED. Late this afternoon communication was opened with Richmond ar.d with Pittsburg, but although the sky is clear the wind is a bowling gale, and the prospects for the wires holdi g out are not promising No train has reached this city since daylight to-day from any point north of Baltimore. The tirst Baltimore train bringing the Balti more morning papers reach and here about 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. The last train to reach here from the North previous to that time was the limited express, which left New York at 3:40 o’clock yesterday afternoon and reached here at 3 o’clock this morning. TRACKS LITTERED. The first train from Baltimore this morn ing was obliged to creep its way through a network of telegraph polos and wire, and bad to stop frequen ly to clear the track of fallen trees and scattered timber. The rail road officials are entirely in the dark con cerning their trains, as their telegraph lines are in the same condition as the commercial wires. People arriving from Baltimore this afternoon -ay the force of the wind was such that the lights were blown bodily from the railroad signal poss. In this city a great many trees were blown over, and practically all the wires were disabled, but no serious dania e was done. TRAINS RUNNING NORTH. Washington, March 12, 11:50 p. m.—The efforts of the railroads to open communica tion with tne North succeeded at 10 o’clock to-night, when the train which left New York at 0 o’clock 1 ;st night arrived after a bard, slow and tedious trip. Persons who were on the train say their experience was without precedent in this part of the country. The storm broke in its fury when the train was nearing Phila delphia and the speed had to bo slackened. Philadelphia was reached, however, without very great difficulty, but alter leaving that city the tram had to grope its way, the train hands going ahead with lanterns to give no tice of obstructions on the trank. Tele graph poles, wires, uprooted trees and ob structions of all kinds were found lying across the rails at frequent interv tls. The passengers aided the railroad men in remov ing the obstructions and after great labor Wilmington was reached, a little beyond which the cars were stopped to aw ait day light. 300 poles on the track. One passenger estimated that 300 poles were removed from the track between Phil adelphia and Wilmington. After daylight the train slowly worked its way to Wash ington, frequent stops being made for the removal of obstructions. A later train brought in the P: iiadelphia papers, twelve hours behind time, while the Ntew York Vo: k papers, which usually reach here at 10:45 o’clock iu the morning, bad not ar rived here at midnight. The track between Baltimore and Washington is now reported clear, but as all the wires are Mown, trains! have to proceed tediously'. The Western and South ern trains are coming in slowly, and passen gers on the former report but little damage done aside from the interruption to tele graph business. They were much surprised " ben informed of the damage caused by the storm, and said that its effects were hardly noticeable forty miles west of here. One of the Southern trains had the windows of one of the cars smashed in by a falling telegraph pole and several passen gers were slightly hurt. The railroad people to night are hopeful of having the track sufficiently clear to-morrow to admit of a more or less general resumption of traffic- FURIOCS AT NEW YORK. New York, March 12, 10 p. m.—There is to abatement in the storm. The thermom eter has fallen to 4* above zero. Frozen tats and feet were never so numerous, brug stores have been filled with patients all bay and evening. A woman,jabsolutely froze to death to-night at the corner of Broadway and Fulton streets, popularly nipp sedto be the busiest four corners oil ewth. In hundreds of streets loaded wagons '"‘‘re abandoned and the horses taken to the nearest stables. Countless accidents have occurred from slipping. The Astor H 1 use alone turned away’ 300 would-be guests. Other hotels have had similar ex periences. SNOWED UNDER. The State of New York is absolutely snowed under. The oldest persons never sa>v its equal. Not one train was dis patched by either the Erie or Central roads JjP’flay. This is so • etliiug unprecedented, telegrams from a distance of 200 miles have the Mime story to tell, namely: ‘‘lt is the *orst storm ever known here.” The police authorities say the storm has hot been equaled since 1855. Most of the Police telegraph wires were broken down JW 'll the morning and policemen were “bilged to tramp many miles carrying ira !*"taat dispatches. GUARDING AGAINST FIRES. Early in t| lP (jhief Shay, of the fire apartment, held a consultation with Supt. Murray regarding the extra precautions to ' taken m promptly sounding lire alarms, on.order was issued to all policem n to otify (he occupauts of the nearest engine ,Y’ lis b "i a fire immediately after sounding ‘ta artn. The fully torce of firemen was duty all day and as many extra ' u- ns could be procured, were quar to at the various engine bouses. . JW'ng to the tremendous gale and terri „„ *?°' v storm there have been no arrivals b.l e Piftures from this port. Navigation ten almost wholly abandoned in the thpTrr n<l harbor, at and even t.ie boats on b Cerent ferries made only iu frequent V. CONTINUES UNABATED. I°RK, March 13,12:10 A. M.— The mi ls unabated. The wind is as furious Tv ® r i but the snow has stopped falling. &, * now drifts in the bminass streets are firn "P lvs * n th° country districts Him b Persons here never saw i P' 1 )’ meagre reports have been i n ,| , ‘tom the up-town districts, but i, i,, " t'wer precincts, w here the reporters Asa '*♦ „v ' s 'riurtrle through the snow and iff the wind, more than lOOfiactures P'jrtJi -r!I'* 1 '* dontus.ons of skulls were re krtrtk • “mbulanoe horses at the dif . “''•Pitals were completely w orn out Nil Lv H'K'dt. and rails iu uianv cases *' not be responded to. 4 g \4S •%' _ O /%) m§. HOWLING IN THE NORTHWEST. St. Paul, Minn., March 12.—A Winni peg special to the Pioneer Press says a ter rible blizzard is raging on the northern shore of Lake Superior, and trains on the Canadian Prcifio are completely’ blockaded. No train has arrived there from Montreal since Thursday. A HOUSE SAILING IN THE AIR. Six Persons in the Structure Escape Uninjured. Oakland, 111., March 12.—While Calvin Fisher, his wife and child, and Frank Arm strong, his wife and mother-in-law, were sit ting in the house of the latter,near West Lib erty, south of the city, y’esterday, they heard a roaring noise which caused one of them to shut the door quickly. Almost immediately the building was-lifted from its foundation and borne forward a distance of twelve feet by a strong wind or cyclone. The house was a large story and a half frame struc ture. No one was injured beyond being badly scared and shaken up. The dishes in the cupboard wore broken. RANDALL'S TARIFF BILL. Its Introduction in the House Followed by a Wrangle. Washington, March 12.—1n the House to-day, under the call of States, Mr. Randall introduced his tariff and internal revenue bill. The House got into a wrangle over a statement made by Mr. Bayne, of Pennsyl vania, supported by Mr. Reed, of Maine, that the letters and petitions which reached the House through ins petition box relating to the tariff and revenue laws which had been referred to the Ways and Means Com mittee, were by that committee relegated to the waste basket without reading. Mr. Bayne, of Pennsylvania, rising to question of privilege, offered a preamble and resolution reciting that it was stated that the majority of the Committee on Ways and Means has not only refused oral hearing to producers, manufacturers and workmen, but has denied to them a birth right to have their petitions read, aud directing the Committee on Rules to make a thorough inquiry into the matter. Mr. : reckimidge, of Kentucky, raised the point of order against the resolution that it was not privileged, and the Speaker pro tern, sustained the point. The House then proceeded to the consideration of Dis trict of Columbia business and soon ad journed. MONOPOLIST RANDALL. His New Tariff BUI all in the Interest of the Trusts. Washington, March 12.—Mr. Randall looking very nervous to-day introduced his bill for tha protection of trusts in the House. It was referred to the Committee on Ways aud Means, whera it will be de cently interred never again to see the light of day. Its proposed reductions are all in the interest of the internal revenue, of which $70,000,000 is cut off tha whole amount of reduction in revenue believed by any one here to be necessary in order to prevent a surplus. The tariff provisions of the bill, which Mr. Randall says decrease the revenue $25,000,000, will actually increase it probably by half that amount. Mr. Hewitt’s administrative features, which he appropriates from Mr. Mills’ bill, alone in creases the revenue from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000. IN THE INTEREST OF THE TRUSTS. The tariff provisions are designed to main tain the sugar trusts, the wool trust aud all the other existing trusts, and to encourage the formation of a tin-plate trust by doub ling the duty on tin-plate. The free list is a humbug like the alleged tariff reduction. The other conspicuous feature of the bill is the reduction of the whisky tax nearly one-half. This prevents it from receiving the support of a majority of the Republicans, who don’t want free whisky a id who don’t want free sugar. Chairman Mills summed up the opinions of the revenue reformers when ho said to-day: "We could not ask a better bill to oppose. It is simply Mr. Randall’s scheme to abolish (ill internal taxes. The first blow abolishes two-thirds of them. At the second blow you may rest assured he would abolish the rest. NOT REDUCTIONS. "The tariff reductions are not reductions, but on the contrary increase the duty. On tin plate the increase is more conspicuous than ou the rest, but it is representative. In other words, Mr. Randall’s bill reduces or abolishes the taxes on the luxuries of life ami keeps them on the necessities, including the raw materials necessary for our manu facturers. We are willing to go b fore the House and the country on the issue so made with our bill. The tariff provisions of Mr. Randall’s bill are skill fully wrought into the existing law, the whole framework of which is incorporated iu the bill. The work is so skillfully done as to reflect a certain amount of credit on the ingenuity of Joseph D. Weeks, Secre tary of the Republican Committee in 1834, who framed it.” NEW BILLS IN THE HOUSE. A Large Number Sent to the Various Committees. Washington, March 12, —In the Hcuse to-day under the call of States, a large num ber of bills aud resolutions were inlroduced and referred, among them being the follow ing: Directing the Committee on Agriculture to inquire into the expediency of prohibit ing the sale of compound as pure lard. For the loan of certain articles to the Columbus, 0., exposition. To encourage the holding of a national industrial exposition of the products of the colored race. Providing fora commission to investigate trusts and for the repeal of the protective tariffs on all industries belonging to trusts. Senator Frye Bilious. Washington, March 12. Senator Frye has been working hard without exercise for ten days, consequently ho t suffering from biliousness. Y sterday he bad several fits of dizziness. Today ho fainted in his committee room at the capitol. He was at once removed to his apartment and his physician was summoned. Under bis treatment the Senator rapidly improved. He was able to come down to dinner and will go to the Senate to-morrow. Debta of the Pacific Railroads. Washington, March 12.—Hi tho Senate to-day Mr. Evai’ts, by request, introduced a bill to settle the Central Pacific railroad debt. This is the bill prepared by Vico President Huntington and by him presented to the House Pacific Railroads Committoe rocpritly* The same bill was introduced in the House to-day, also by request, by Mr. Biggs, of California. Vest's Return. Washington, March 12.—Senator Vest has returned from the bedside of his sick child but it is doubtful whether he will make any reply to Mr. Ingalls. The Demo cratic Senators think t.uat Mr. Ingalls demonstrated tiimsolf as he went along, and that Mr. Blackburn said all that was neces sary to call attention to that fact SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, MARCH 13, ISBB. CLEVELAND’S CHAMPION. COLQUITT DEFENDS HIS MESSAGE ON THE TARIFF. The Proposition Contained in It too Plain to Admit of Successful Con tradiction—The Internal Revenue a Tax on Superfluities and Should be Allowed to Stand. WaSHlngton, March 12.—1n the Senate to-day the motion to refer the President's message was taken up, and Mr. Colquitt ad dressed the Senate. The me sage, he said, contained two self-evident truisms —first, that taxation should be limited in annunt to the sum necessary for the economical ad ministration of the government; and sec ond, reduction or removal of taxes should be from tho necessaries of life rather than from the luxuries and superfluities. These two principles commended themselves to the common seuso of mankind. It was wonderful that any party or any person of any party could dispute them. It was not possible to coutrovert them without translating them into less intel ligible forms and darkening counsels by words. Ti e message had made a profound impression at home and abroad and had re ceived a hearty and profound endorsement of wise and judicious men everywhere. APPEALED TO HEAD AND HEART. It appealed at once to the head aud to the heart of the country. Mr. Cleveland hod unified and clarified the issues lief ore the country, and had condensed them all into two plain issues—he might say into one— th it of tix reform, and to that one matter of tax reform had the President confined his entire message. Mr. Colquitt said the proposition that taxes should be removed from the neces saries of life rather than from the super fluities seemed too plain, direct and honest to admit of successful contradiction. The tariff and internal system were but particu lar forms of taxation, but their operation was widely different. The tariff was a tux on necessities and the internal revenue a tax on superfluities. As to free trade (whether desirable or undesirable), uoither friend or foe was likely to live to see it in this country. There was, therefore, no reason for any real or affected alarm on that sub ject. They would be fortunate if they should see the tariff reduced to a revenue bas.s for years to come. The dangers would be entirely on the other side. There would be too little taken off the tariff, not too much. A PARTY OF PRINCIPLES. As to the duty of the Democrats he de clared that the party was a par.y of prin ciples. Those principles were deep-seated, grown out of a deep root aud have borne appropriate fruit. It was time now- for dis tinct assertion of Democratic pr.nciples, hearty maintenance of them and redemp tion of the Democratic pledges. The reign of opposing principle had been long enough aud had already gone far toward convert ing into a plutocracy. The high tariff policy had always been that of the Tory party in politics, the friends of class legislation and the prin ciple; and whole system of the government was threatened by that system and tenden cy. The President had proposed a policy worthy of the support of the party. The party should return to the right policy, should concentrate the chief issues, carry its standard high and adopt the policy that would make victory a means of emancipat ing the people from artificial burdens. It was not to lie conceded that the President bad taken great risks in the interest of the people. SURE to be re-elected. A mere humdrum policy would have ex cited no friction or antagonism, but the President had made a clear cut issue in the true interest of the country, to which he had appealed in its own behalf. lie was the true hero of reform. Personal confi dence in President Cleveland had con tributed largely to his ejection. Tho same confidence, greatly reinforced by experi ence, would triumphantly re-elect him. His election was of immense consequence to the country, and he should be upheld bravely and fully. Oomiug down to the question of internal revenue, he ridiculed the declarations of those who cried out against it as a war measure, as undemocratic as something about which tho shades of Jefferson and others of the fathers were exceedingly angry. What was there, he asked in all that! Nothing but a subtle and inexcusable purpose to retard, if not alto gether prevent tne reduction of the tariff taxes on the necessaries of life. What was the purpose and end ot all the wild asser tions and cunning pretence as to internal revenue taxe being war taxes. They were war raxes in the same sense as the contem poraneous taxes on the necessaries of life. WHISKY SHOULD PAY. He declared that no greater wrong could be perpetrated on his section of the country than the removal of the tax on whisky. The result would tie an increase in tho con sumption of whisky, aud that increase would be followed by an' increase of lawlessness, crimes and depredation. The high protec tionibts were willing to furnish the miners of Pennsylvania with cheap whisky, but denied them cheap clothing and chean necessaries to the struggling needlewoman who demanded cheap bread, cheap needles and cheap bu'tons, to the workingmen who asked the cheapening of a few articles of family consumption, to the freodman who asked for cheap food, cheap clothing, cheap books, and to the manufac turers who asked for cheap raw materials, to the shipping interests that asked for cheap ships as a means of restoring commerce, to all of these the protectionists and their representatives offered cheap whisky. linpioudy tiiey offered to let the poor man "drink and forget his pov erty and remember his misery no more.” As to tobacco, ho would retain the tax on cigars and cigarettes, but would, as a matter of com, remise consent to remove the tax on tobacco in nJI other forms. NET GEORGIA RIGHT. Senator Cos quite had the attention of the Senate and its applause as he closed. He ga\o voice to the real opinion of Georgia on the tariff question. Georgia’s position on the question has Iwn so misrepresented at Allantu, that occasionally a Norlhern man, not fa ; liiar with the fact, nxpres-es doubt as to ita attitude. Mr. Colquitt’s sjie 'eh showed that < ieorgia stands squarely on the Bresidoi’t's tariff meage, notwithstanding the misleading statements of a few iuter ested persona, in this connection it is well to cay the e is no founda tion for the report emanating from the little knot of protectionist* in At lanta that the members of tho Georgia dele gation in the House will not support the tariff bill prepared by the revenue reform ers of the Ways aud Means Committee, in cluding a member of the Geogia delega tion. Every member of tho delegation sup ports and will supoort the bill. This is a sample of the baeioss claims made by the protectionists. Mr. Dolph addressed the Senate on the same subject. He would use the surplus as far as necessary iu th improvement of rivers and harbors, in the construction of coast defenses and in continued liq uidation of the Dublic debt. He declared that the measure proposed by the Committee of Ways and Means threatened with (lest ruc tion every leading industry on the Pacific coast. After an executive session the Senate ad journed. MEXICO CALLS IT INVASION. Tne Americans Arrested at Janos Were in Arms After Thieves. El Paso, Tex., March 12.—Senor Lano Carrilio, acting Governor of the State of Chihuahua, Mex., is here. Janos, the town where United States Marshal Meade, of Arizona, was arrested by Mexican authori ties, is in the State of Chihuahua, and therefore within Gov. Carrillo’s jurisdic tion. Gov. Carrillo is fully informed about tho arrest. CAUSE OK THE ARREST. He said to-day: "The United States offi cers wore arrested because, without either authority under the treaty or permission from the Mexican officials, they were found in Mexico in arms in pursuit of ulleged train robbers. The arrest was made by Mexican custom officials. I was informed as promptly as a c.urier could carry the message from Janos to Chihuahua, a ride of a day or more. lat once telegraphed the facts to the City of Mexico, and requested instructions from the federal government. ORDERS OF THE GOVERNMENT. “I was directed to order tho United States officials released, but not to return their arms to them. I dispatched this order to Jauos by courier, and suppose that, Marshal Meade and his aides have been released be fore this. The Mexican authorities would gladly have detailed offloors to join the United States officers iu pursuit of the rob bei s, had a request for such aid been made. The action of the United States Marshal was clearly w’ithout warrant, aud could not be overlooked.” NOT ALLOWED BY TREATY. The Mexican authorities say that there is no treaty or convention now in force au thorizing officers of one government to cross into tho territory of the other govern ment in pursuit of any class of outlaws. A convention was made between the United States and Mexico some time ago permit ting the officers or troops of either govern ment to pursue hostile Indians across t e border, but '.hat convention has expired. It is reported that five Americans were ar rested at Janos—United States Marshal Meade, Deputies Shebbell aud Will Smith, and two travelers. It is also reported that at the time of the arrest Maishai Meade and his posse were but two hours behind the robbers. INDIANS TALK OF WAR. Canada's Failure to Supply Provisions Makes Them Desperate. Winnipeg, Man., March 12.—For some weeks alarming reports have been received here from the West that the Indians were very restless, owing to the neglect of the government in furnlsning supplies,and that there was serious danger of an uprising un less food was at once forwarded. The mounted police claim to be able to put down any revolt, but at the same time admit that there will be trouble, unless immediate re lief is given. DUMONT’S ADVICE. The half-breeds at Ba touche are in con stant communication with Gabriel Dumont, who is now in New York, and in a recent letter he is understood to have ad vised them to secure food by pillage rather than to sub mit to slow starvation. His people had half a crop of barley this year but they were obliged to burn it aud eat it. The only thing his people had not tried to eat as yet is earth and mud. STARVATION RATIONS. Chief Alexis said that rat ions had been is sued three times during the w’inter. The first time was about November 1. Then he r,*eeived a sack of flour for his family of thirteen. Alter New Years he got another half sack, and about the middle of February they got five pounds of flour apiece. They had received some blankets, but no serge. CATTLE KILLING. "I claim that in killing the cattle,” he said, “I did no wrong, because it was to save us from starvation.” Heretofore the Dominion government lias paid no heed to similar complaints until the war cry was heard in every hamlet in the Northwest territory, and the settlers are therefore con siderably alarmed. MISE..Y IN HIS MONEY. Banker Rawson Sued for Slander by His Step-Daughter. Chicago, March 12.—The case against Mrs. Rawson, charging her with complicity in the shooting of her husband. Banker Rawson, on motion of the District Attorney, was dismissed from the court docket this morning. Mrs. Raw-ton was very indig nant that she was not given a trial. Tw6lve-vear-old Dot Lee, Mrs. Rawson’s daughter bv Charles G. Lee, her second husband, sued Banker Rawson this after noon for $50,000 damages for alleged slan der. The slander charged Is ir, Mr. Raw on’s answer to bis wife’s suit for separata maintenance. He stated therein that Mrs. Rawson had in 1875 “pretended to be joined in marriage with Lee.” There were many similar expressions in Mr. Rawson’s answer, which it is claimed were not material to divorce pro ceedings, and .vein inserted with malicious intent . By their implication that Miss Dot was illegitimate, she claims t > have been damaged $50,000, which sum the court is asked to compel the millionaire banker to iy- A ROW IN A SANCTUM. An Editor Held by the Wrists and Then Pummeled. Rt. Paul, Minn., March 12.—A Brecken ridge (Minn.) special t<> the l'ioneer-Prexs says: “Last week’s isrue of tho Wilkin Count i/ Gazette contained an article stat ing that George F. Cook, Postmastor aud editor ot the Echo, was excluded from a club dance (U account of the disreputable conduct of himself and wife. To-day Mr and .til's. Cook, Charles E Mortimer, and an engineer, named Sebastian, called upon Mr. Gunn, editor of the Gazette. Mre. Cook demanded an explana tion, at the same tin e producing a whip, which Gunn caught and, the < <s.k claim, strucs Mis. Cook, but this Gunn denies. Mortimer then caught Gunn by tho wrists, and at near y the same time Cook struck struck him a heavy blow. Mortimer held Gunn by tho wrists while Mrs. Cook beat him with her hands. This ended the fracas.” An Ex-Bankor's Charitableness. Dayton, 0., March 12.—Valentino Win ter-, a rctir and banker, to-day handed his Check for $5,000 to the trustees of tho W idows’ Home, and a check for the same amount to the Women’s Christian Associa tion, os donations. No Quorum at Albany. Albany, N. Y., March 12.— There was no quorum iu the Leg. filature to-night. The same conditions are likely to be repeated to-morrow. MADEATOYOFATORPEDO TWO BOYS LEAkN TGE FOLLY OF THE CUSTOM. One Loses a Finger and the Other’s Injuries May Prove Fatal—New Bonds to bo Floated by a Street Rail way—Death of the Niece of Georgia's First Historian. Atlanta, Ga., March 12.—About noon to-day two little boys were playing with a railroad torpedo, when it exploded, and both boys were injured, one of them receiving wounds which may prove fatal. Tho boys are Claude Allen, son of a car inspector of the Western and Atlantic railroad, and Charles Tay, son of John H. Tay. The accident occurred at the private school of Miss Nannie Allen, No. 175 East Fan street. ihe children were playing with the torpedo, oue of them holding it while the other hammered upon it with a rock. The torpedo exploded, tearing off a Unger ou Claude Alien’s right hand and injuring Charlie Tay in the side and hip. The wounds of the latter are very serious and it is thought they may result fatally. street railroad bonds. The stockholders of the Metropolitan Street Railroad Company held a meeting to-day aud decided to float 8 per cent, bonds to the amount of $75,000, to bo taken up by the stockholders. The money will be used to pay off a former mortgage and to make improvements in the road by the purchase of steam dummios. THREE DAMAGE SUITS. Three damages suits were tiled to-day for $25,000 each iu the United States Circuit Court against the Richmond and Danville railroad. The plaintiffs are W. R. Wilson, J. T. Killian and S. N. Dyke man, and they sue on account of injuries received by tiiem while acting as postal clerks on the rood on Oct. 20 last in an accident that occurred be tween Taylor and Greers, H. C. The acci dent was caused by tho collision of a pas senger train with a freight; DEATH AT AN ADVANCED AGE. This morning, at 3 o’clock, Mrs. J. H. Stanley died at the residence of her son-in law, P. W. Douglas, on Irwin street. Mrs. Stanley was 81 years of age, and was in good health until last October, when her health began to fail, and since then she lias been feeble, but still able to keep about. La<t night she retired as well as usual with one of her granddaughter's children. Tne child wans awakened about 3 o’clock by the old lady, aud, perceiving that something was wrong, she awoke her father, who saw at a glance that death was upon the old lady. Mrs. Stanley was a daughter of Mr. Thomas McCall, of Darien, ami a neiee of Maj. Gen. Hugii McCall, the first historian of Georgia. Her remaius were sent to Laurens county for burial. FOR STUDENTS TO DISSECT. The bodies of the three negro convicts who were smothered to death by the pre mature explosion of a blast on the Colum bus. Rome and Chattanooga railroad Rat uruay, wereshipped to Atlanta this morning and turned over to the medical college, where they will be kept until the next term of the school opens. GUBTIN AND THE GOVERNOR. Executive Clemency to a Gambler Causes a Clash. Macon, Ga., March 12.—An interesting issue has been made between the Governor and Judge Gustin, of this judicial circuit. The facts are these: At tho November ad journed term of Bibb Superior Court, Joseph Beasley was convicted on three separate indictments f r gambling. lie was lined SIOO and costs on the first two in dictments and S2OO and costs on the third. The coats in each case were about S4O, tha total agsinst Beasley aggregating $520 in the throe cases or about $l2O per case. Judge Gustin sentenced Beasley about a week ago, granting indulgence of time iu which to raise the money. AN APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR. In the meantime Beasley asked various citizens to sign a petition to the Governor requesting a reduction of the lino. Of couisehegot the signatures and th" result was that the Governor issued an order on March 9 reducing the liifre to SIOO and costs and allowing a reasonable long' h of time in which to raise the money. The papers arrived Satu day morning addresso I to Sheriff Westcott, and the first intimation Judge Gustin had that Beasley had pet - tioiieil the Governor was when the .Sheriff showed him the papers Saturday afternoon. THE PAPERS FAULTY. Judge Gustin says the papers are faulty, in that the Governor’s order recites that Beasley was co victed at the October term of the court and sentence! to pay a fine of S4OO, whereas the conviction was at the November term, and there was no fine of S4OO, but three linos amounting to tliat sum, and that thus really the order is ille gal. Judge Gustin, it is understood, pro noses to take no other ste > in the matter, as the papers are addressed to the Sheriff and not to him. Thrown Irom a Horse. Albant, Ga.. March 12 Capt. John P. Davis, a wealthy planter of East Dougherty county, wus pretty severely hurt Fri lay. He had a refractory sow which continued coming into a field when the hands were planting corn. Mr. Davis, who was mounted, attempted to drive her out. The hog ran among some <>M cotton ‘talks stand lug from lasi, year’s crop. As the horse was going at full S[>ed, and leaping over the stalks, tho girt broke ami Mr. Davis was precipitat' and over Ihe horse’s head, landing on his head among the stalks. ITo was picked up pretty badly bruised and skinned "P- A Goat Goes Mad. Davjsboro, Ga., March 12.—A goat owned by J R. Davis, living five miles from DaVislioro, went c zy last week and died Sunday. It manifested all the signs of hydrophobia. it wou.d butt the other goat*, fight the null's and caitle, and in 1 act any and every Itiing that it came m contact with. It chewed its tongue until it was badly swollen mid seemed to do hi great agony. Mr. Davis’ lltt'e boy caught a corn crow in a common bird trap last week. Augusta’s Exposition. Augusta, Ga., March 12,—At the Expo sition meeting to-nignt *1,300 was awarded as th* pnzs idr the infantry drill. S9OO for tee cavalry and *SOO for the artillery. A liberal appropriation was made for a sham battle and encampment purposes. The plans and sp-oifiaiions or the architect* were accepted and bids will be advertised for to-morrow. Railroad Officials at Columbus. Columbus, Ga., March 12.—The East Tennessee, Virgluia and Georgia railroad magnates wero in the city to-day. Gen. Thomas, Maj. Kink and General Manager Hudson arrived by special train over tne Georgia Midland read, and spent two hours in the city and returned by their special train. NO CHANGE IN THE STRIKE. Both Sides Waiting lor the Decision of Judge Gresham. Chicago, March 12.—The strike of the Brotherhood engineers and firemen on the Chicago, Burlington ami Quincy was more monotonous than ever here to-day and neither side had information to impart con cerning it. Everybody seemed to lsj wait ing for the result of the application, which is being argued before Judge Gresham, tie fore making another move, and it is con ceded on all i 'es that the decision, what ever it may Iks, will have an Important bearing on the issue of the strike. COMMITTEEMEN ARRIVING. In the mea time, the Grievance Commit tees of th'' Eastern roads ure arriving in the city to-day to confer on the question of w, at should be the ction of tho Brother hood on the reads represented by them in ease the officials of these roads should con tinue to receive and deliver Burlington freight, but it is not expected they will take any definite action until Judge Gresham’s decision is announced. SWITCHMEN AND BRAKEMEN. Rumors are afloat that the switchmen amt lirakemen oa the Burlington system are taking a hand in the light, but they are of tho vaguest kind and can lie traced to no authoritat Ive source. The grievance commit tee of the engineers and fireman ou the Ft. Wayne road arrived in tho city at 0:30 o’clock this morning. • Pittsburg, Toledo, Crestline and Ft. Wayne are represented in the committee. Home of the switchmen on the Ft. Wayne road said that in case theenginee s an l fire men strike, they will not work behind green engineers. Judge Gresham’s decision. Chicago. 111., March 12, 11:55 p.m Judge Gresham's court room and tho adja cent halls, wore packed to suffocation this afternoon when the application of the Chi cago, Burlington and Quincy railway for nil order on the receiver of the Wabash rail way to compel him to receive and handle their freight came up for a hearing. The liar, railroads and general public were rep resented, and all paid the closest attention to the proceedings. The developments in Judge Gresham’s court were a disagree ble surprise to the railway managers. They had expected a ruling which would clearly guide th.iu as to a safe course to pursue, but the result decided nothing. Even the question as to whether the Wabash engineers will now handle Burling on cars rem uns to he decided. Receiver MoNulta said late to-night that be had received no notice whatever from the representatives of the engineers employed on tho Wabas i road that, they would or would not handle the ‘•Q” cars. C'hairrnun Hanvrey, of tho Wabash engineers’ g ic vance committee, told a reporter that tile men were strongly averse to touching a car belonging to the the Burlington, tint as to what would be done when the case presented its of he abso lutely declined to ay or even toll whether he knew. CHIEF ARTHUR’S FEELING. Chief Arthur said to an Associated Press representative shortly before midnight that the Wabash men were greatly excited, but for his part he would ru her not see toem take a radical position. Tho Wabasii would handle little Burlington freight in an j* event, and the fact that the road was in tho hands of a reoeivor, who is an officer of the F deral court, complicated matters to such an extent that there was danger that tho Brotherhood might become involved in a false issue. Any aetion taken by the Wabash men, said Mr. Arthur, could not at all lie considered a precedent by the oilier roads. Mr. Arthur was just returning from tho theatre whither be bad gone wit.i his son, who arrived yes terday from Cleveland. The Cuioi’s ab scence from headquarters during the eve ning gave rito a rumor that he was in consultation with President Perkins, and th/.t a settlement was in sight. Mr. Arthur denied the report explicitly. PERISHABLE FREIGHT MOVING. Kansas City, Mo., March 12.—The tem porary embargo o i perishable freights, dressed meats, etc., which began .Saturday evening, was removed to-day and all roads are accepting all ciassea of freight. 8. M. Stevens, wiio was se't here some time ago by Air. Arthur for the purpose of sujiervio ing the management or tho strike here, left for Chicago to-night, ostensibly on private business. He was aoeompaii.ed by Vice- Grand Master Hanahari.of the Brothorliood of Locomotive Firemen. HORRORS OF THE MINES. Convict Laborers Brutally Treated In Mieuourt. St. Lottis, Mg., March 12.—A report says that startling developments have ju ,t been brought to light at Coalhill, one of the mining towns where the mines are worked by convict labor, naer Fort Smith, Ark. A negro convict named Williams was flogged to dentil, n and lurt.er inquiry developed the fuel that Mose Harvey, a white man aged 35 years, had been kicked to death by a fel low convict who bad been ::ge i on to the desierate deed by Warden Grafford, and it wus learned that lie was in the habit of making prisoners fight. A VIOLENT DEATH. The body of Mark Eider was exhumed, and bruises and g she* on the body indi cated a violent death. It was also develoixsl that a prisoner named Hummel was tied up to a post in the mines last summer and beaten to death. As the investigation con tinues more horrible detail* are revealed, and tne citizens of Coal Hill ure much ex cited, and threaten to hang Grafford and tear down the prison barracks. Coal Operators Meet. Cleveland, 0., March 13.—A meeting of the Pittehurg and Hooking Valley coal opera'or* was held here inlay to iurther consider the question of diff rnntial rates, it is understood that it was decided to make the price of loading vessels 20c. per ton, the kiltie ns last year. The matter wa< sub mitted to a committee, which will reply in the morning to the ge eral meeting. Surrender of a Murderer. Indianapolis, Ind., Mach 12.—Gu* Williams, the colored man who on Monday night, March tl ki led Hardin Venable, to night .t>fnred at tlic Central State.ii und sur. endured to tne officers. Ben Williams, brother of Ous, who was mir.taken for the latter and shot by Officer Spear* on Sun day night, died to-night at atiout the sauio time that his brother gave himself into custody. Wool Bleat* for Protection. Wahhington, March 13.—1n the Senate to-day Mr. Dawes presented a memorial of Ira hug wool manufacturers and grower*, asking legislation to protect the wool inter est. Pleasanton in Luck. Washington, M irch 13.—1n the Senate to-day the bill was repo'ied favorably au thorizing tiic appointment and retirement of Arthur Pleasanton as a major of cavalry. Dut ei on Lumber and Bolt. Washington, March 12.—1n the Senate to-day a pet.tiou was presented against a reduction of the duty on lumber and soft. j PRTr" ®lO A YEAR. I 5 CENTS A COPY, f TO PREACH IN A COFFIN. A HIGH SHOALS CLERGYMAN WILL RUN HIS OWN FUNEBAL. After the Sermon He Will Return Home and Quietly Await the Tim* TUI He is Lad in the Coffin for Good —A Wood Cutter Uses an Ax on His Companion's Leg:. Athens, Ga., March 12.—A gentleman from High Shoals to-day tells of the pecu liar preparations of an intelligent old min ister of that section. Ho says Mr. F*ri<igins, an old and respect. <1 preacher, has suddenly decided to preach his own funeral sennon, and has set for the day the second Sunday in Ap il, and as the place a little church a few miles this side of High Shoals. Mr. Pridgiua lias ordered h's son to make him a coffin, which he directs must, lie perfectly plain, and loc ,od with a padlock. He says the coffin will be placed by his side in the church and therein in the presence of hia friends and family, who are requested to waste no mourning, he will teU of his life and pay suitable tri utos to his own memory. A 810 CROWD EXPECTED. The news has spread rapidly all over the surrounding counties, and it is tic ught that the little cuurcb will i o bo able to hold the vast congregation. ALr. FYiugina is thu |ght by some to tie very eccentric, but is Aon sideted by his neigh..ors one of the smallest men in the county. He has been a ministry of the gospel for many years, and is extri in dy popular in his neighborhood. His mind is perfectly clear ouall subjects, and he is un usually well informed, lie desires that the “press” be present at the iunerni, and oc cupy seats in the amen comer. As yet he has made no disposi tion of his body. After the sermon is over, it is thought, he will retire to his home and lead a quiet life until the time comes for him to occupy his coffin for good. As yet no pall-bearers have been selected, but all arrangements will be made for the funeral before the ev. litful day arrives. A large delegation from here wil probably attend. CHOPPED WITH AN AX. A difficulty occurred early tills morning between Charles Sly, a colored drayman, and John M Table, a wood cutter. Morabte went to Sly’s house, and, with his ax on hi* shoulder, walked up to the table where Sly was eating and picked up a biscuit. Sly asked him to put it down aud not to trouble him, as he wanted to finish his breakfast and re turn to work. Morable was evidently in sulted at Sly’s remark, for he raised his ax and dealt Sly a severe bl ,w on the leg, just below the calf. Sly was immediately taken to Or. Benedict’s office, wnero it was found that the leader of the leg had ' eon cut, and the bone injured. Morable in the meantime picked up bis ax aud went in pursuit of wood to cut. LOOKED ON WITH PEAR. Morable is con idereJ a half-witted negro, and has more than once tried to kill per sons for trivial offensos. The negroes of this place look u[K)n him with superstition, and men, w< men and children will walk half a mile out of their wav to avoid meet ing him. An old colored woman was heard to remark to-day that “Them polices had bet ter not fool with Morable, as it was dan gerous to bo found with crazy folks during the change of the moon.” Sly is resting quietly to-ulgut As yet Morable has not been arrested. LBLLEVI Wd BLAZS. Tb Ax Helve Factory ar.d a Rlc* Mill In Ruin*. Belleview, Fla. , March 12.—A destruc tive tire broke out Saturday about Id o’clock in tbe factory owned by F. W. Brooks and run by A K. Converse in the manufacture of ax helves. The fire was first discovered on the roof of tbe building by L. N chols. He at onro gave the alarm, and it even a few nails of water had lieen at, hand it might nave been extinguished, but as there was no water near at baud that could be i btained the lire hail gained such headway before anything coaid be done as to be fur bo • ond control. Connected with the main factory was a rice null, the ma chinery of which was owned by Ira L. Heeler. B-.th buildirgs were consumed and also most of the machinery and a larg* amount of hickory stock for the manufac ture of helves. The e were some 3,000 helve-, in stock, most of wh.ch were carried out of the building, but being on the lee ward side, the wind blew the (ire in >hat di rection ami they were in ffarubs before tbs danger was discovered. Nearly all of them w ere consumed. F. IV. Brooks’ loss is about $3,00 on tba bill ding and engii e, the latter being nearly new, and of the Mansfield, 0., Company'* make. Mr. Converse’s loss will not be far from *l,OOO. Mr. Keeler loses less than either of tha others. His ins* does not exceed *3OO. There was no Insurance on any of the prop erty. Air. Keeler’s hands were badly burned in bis efforts to save a part of the lice ma chinery, and O. E. Beckwith, who was on the roof of tbe building trying to extinguish the flames, had his clothing on lire, but suffered no material injury. There was danger for a time that the firs w >uld consume the next building, o > ned by A. G. Blakesle*), as it w.ts on fire twice, and in case that buildii g hod burned the firs would have been sure to destroy several other buildi gs, but fortunately it war checked with tne buildings who e it started. Five Stores Burned. Columbus, Ga.. March 12.—At 4 o’clock this morning, at, Salem. Ala., a small town eighteen miles from this city, fire broke out iu tlie business part of the town and flv stores were destroyed. OuJy two of them were occupied. Ada ins & Bros.’ genera store and Dr. Love’s drug store are a total log- The total loss 1* about * ,000. Adams & Bro. were partially insured, but Dr. Love bad no insurance. Thr origin of the lire is u known. B ii glaia are again at work*. Last night J. E. Deaton’s shoe store wasTiroken open and a dozen puir of flue shoes were stolen. The Knights of I’ytnms held a special meeiingt n ght and orgauiz *d a uniform rank. Thoy will attend the Graid Lodge meeting to be hold in Atlunta in May. A Collision in FI orlda. Palatka, Fla., March 12.—A collision occu red on .be Florida Southern railway near l'emberton Kerry to-duy between a no, tu-bouud freight train and a south bound passenger train. Rufus Wells, en gineer, was kiiiod. The fireman saved bim >elf by lumping. Engineer Weils was found d' ad a 1 1 is post. Both engines were demol.shcd. No other persons, us far a* can be learned, were injured. Havana Not Infected. Ket West, Fla.. March 12.—The Flor ida Frew Association having visited Ha vana. loel autboriz <1 to say Shat trom all tbe information they could obtain, snd from thei" own observation, there i* no reason at this time why any person should be deterred from visiting Havana.