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IJ. H- ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor, f OUR BILL OUT OF THE FOG THE HOUSE TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO THE WATERWAYS. A Motion to Begin the Day’# Work •with Private Business Defeated by [ [the Managers of Appropriation EiUs —Victorv Follows a Fight for Prece dence. Washington, April 20. —1n the House to day a motion to proceed to the considera tion of private business w r as defeated by the managers of the various appropriation bills, and on motion of Mr. Blanchard, of Lou isiana, chairman of the Committee on Riv era and Harbors, the House wont into com mittee of the whole on such measures. The first bill on the calendar wms on the pension appropriation bill, and Mr. Blanchard showed a disposition to object to its consid eration in the interest of the River and Harbor bill, but iu view of a statement by Mr. Foran, of Ohio, that it could be dis posed of in an hour, he withdrew all objec tion and the pension bill was taken up. Only two amendments were adopted— one offered by Mr. Conger, of Michigan, providing that in all cases of pensions to widows the payment shall be made from the date of the death of their husbands, aud one offered by Mr. O’Neill, of Missouri, pro viding that all officers of the United States authorized to administer oaths shall admin ister all oaths required to be made by pen sioners aud tneir witnesses free of charge. The committee then rose, and the bill which appropriates $80,280,000 was passed. A contest tor precedence of consideration then arose between the post office, District cf Columbia and river and harbor appro priation tills in which the latter came out victorious, and general debate having been dispensed with, ns consideration by para graphs was immediately entered upon in committee of the whole. The bill was dis cussed until 5 o'clock without action, and the debate was devoid of interest. The committee rose and the House took a recess until 7:30 o’clock, the evening session to be for the consideration of private pension bills. IN SESSION 100 DAYS. What the Two Houses Have Accom plished During the Session. Washington, April 20. —To-day was the 100th day of the present session. The total number of bills and resolutions introduced in the Senate and House up to this date is 12.568, exceeding by more than 2,000 the number presented in the first 100 days of the last Congress. So far the House has passed 425 and tho Senate BSI bills, and 185 House bills and 24 Senate bills have been sent to the President for his approval. Mutual Admiration. Washington, April 20.—Minister PheJps called with Secretary Bayard on the Presi dent this morning. The interview was brief and consisted chi fly' in an exchange of compliments. The President, like Secre tary Bayard, has a very high opinion of Mini ter Puelps aud of tho services he has rendered at Loudon. Minister Phelps has a lively appreciation of the successof Presi dent Cleveland’s administration. Their mutual congratulations were very natural. The Chief Jusdeeshio was not alluded to. The Fight Against Phelps. Washington. April 20. —Representative Collins and other Irish-American members of the House called on the President to-dfiy to toil him that the appointment of Minis ter Phelps as Chief Justice would be very unpopular among the Irish-American voter:-. The President seemed, to a South ern Congressman who saw him this after noon, to be still considering Minister Phelps, jmt the probability is that a Western loan will be appointed, probably Mr. Fuller, of Chicago. The Indian Appropriation Bill Passed. Washington, April 20.—1n the House to-day on motion of Mr. Townshend, of Illi nois, tho Senate amendments were con curred in to the military' academy bill. The House then resumed consideration of the Indian appropriation bill, the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Ran <i(dl, of Pi nnsylvauiti, to strike out the Choc taw judgment section. The motion was lost and the bill passed. Outhwalte’a Bill to be Pushed. Washington. April 20.—The House Committee on Pacific Railr ads determined to-day to try' to get two day's for the con sideration of the Outhwaito Union Pacific Mil as speedily as possible. The committee "ill not. however, antagonize the tariff bill in the effort to do so. The committee be lieves that the Outhwaite hill will pass the Mouse when it is considered. To Retire Gen. W. F. Smith. , AfeHiNGTON, April 2U.—ln the house fo c&y Mr. Townshend, of Illinois, from the Y'dunfftee on Militarv Affairs, reported the bill placing Gen. W. F. (Baldy) .Smith cn the retired list with tho rank of Major General. It was put on the private calen dar. Jacksonville’s New Bank. Washington. April 20.— The National narik of Jacksonville, Fla., has been auth riz“d To begin business with a capital of $150,000. Twenty-Two Pension Bills Passed. \\ asihngton, April 20. —The House at its evening sc-sion passed twenty-two pension ■Ms, and at 10:30 o’clock adjourned until to-morrow. Louisiana’s Political Pulse. New Orleans, April 20.—Tho official Vote of this city is us follows: v- , „ for governor. cl i FOR MAYOR. Bnakospeare 33 313 Da .'? T ‘ . .15,035 Ihe indications are that Nicholls’ mi jority ia tho .State will roach 81,000. Egypt's Cotton Crop. Alexandria, April 30.-The Egyptian i ~.uu ' * ants ’T e m a very advanced and wthy condition, owing to an unusually ' : .'ktieli. In lower Egypt 15 tier cent. . '* *n upper Egypt 60 per cent, more land iri'ier cotton culture than in 1887. Large nets have been sown with Mitaflfl seed, jcu yields 50 per cent, more than Ash ' uni. W ith a fairly good season, a very 41 ge crop is expected. A Cocking M iin in Virginia Norfolk, Va.. April 20.—The cocking V*'" Letwecu Washington, D. C., and 1, 1 7 aroUna, was finished to-dav. Sev „ i battles wore fought. North Carolina int- one. A large number of sport hrtvy >a ware I ,IOSOII t and the betting was W. B. Dinsmore Dfiad. J'evv April 30.—William B. Dins . ‘ ' *’ f re * 1<l ent of the Adams Express Com '“eti to-day of * complication of dis- CONKLING’S CORTEGE. After the Services in New York the Remains go to Utica. New York, April 20.—Funeral services were held this morning in Trinity Chapel over the remains of Roscoe Conkling. Flags were at half-mast over the City Hall and many other buildings, public and private. The coffin lid had been closed soon after it received the body, and was not opened. The . pall-bearers were Judge Shipman, Mayor Hewitt, S. L. M. Barlow, Clarence A. Seward, Mauton Marble, Senator John P. Jones, Senator Don Cameron, Judge William A. Wallace, Walter 8. Church and Isaac N. Bailey. Eleven carriages contained the pall-bearers and friends, who accompanied the remains from the nouse where he died to the church. The church was crowded, and so was the street in the vicinity. The coffin was a plain black without orna ment. The floral offerings of friends were magnificent. Rev Morgan I)ix was the of ficiating clergyman. The services were simple, and, contrary to expectation, no sermon was preached. The remains were taken direct from the church to the New York Central depot, whence a special train conveyed them to Utica. PROMINENT PEOPLE PRESENT. Among the friends of the family present were Mrs. U. 8 Graut and two of her sons and and ugnters-in-law. Among tho promi nent mon present were Secretary Fairchild, Senators Hiscock and She, man, Represen tatives T. J. Campbell, Coekran, Delano, Springer, Belden and Hopkins. A large number of members of the State Legisla ture were also present from Albany. Among the members of the Bar Association were William M. Everts, James C. Carter, Stephen P. Nash and William A. Butler. A delegation of citizens from Utica, headed by Mayor Martin, were also present. All of these accompanied tho remains to the Grand Central Depot. TERMINAL’S CONTROL. The Rice-Libbay Party Announce Their Men for Directors. New York, April 20,—There is as yet no let-up in the contest for control of the Rich mond Terminal Company. There has been less talk during the past few days, but neither faction has in the least suspended work. The Rice-Libbey people have issued a very lengthy reply to the circular recently addressed to the stockholders by the present directors. Its substance was foretold in one of the specials to the News nearly a week ago. It contains several severe charges against the present administration, some of which are said to be sufficiently direct and personal to be actionable at law. THEIR DIRECTORSHIP TICKET. To-day the Rice-Libbey party announced the full directors’ ticket which they will offer for election at the stockholders’ meet ing to be held May 31. The following are the sixteen names: August Belmont, Jr., of New York, Robert Colgate of New York, W. S. Gueruee of New York, H. B. Hollins of New York, John Hone, Jr., of New York, 11. Van Rens elaer Kennedy of New York, Rudolph Keppier of New York, Frederick N. Lawrence of New York, Emanuel Lehman of New York, William Libbey of Now York, P. H. Lovell of New York, I-aac D. Rice of New York, E. W. Clark of Philadelphia, Thomas Janney of Baltimore, E. P. Alexander of Savannah, Alfred Lee Tyler of Alabama. No candidate for President appearing on this ticket occasioned some comment and gave rise to the suggestion that possibly “the reformers” did not intend to offer any one in opposition to Mr. John H. Inman for that place, thereby preserving their con sistency, having heretofore proclaimed that he was in all respects acceptable to them, THREE BURNED TO DEATH. The Bethel Home at St. Louis De stroyer at Night. St. Louis, April 20.—The Bethel Home, a five-story building, was gutted by fire last night. The register of the Institution was se cured by a newspaper reporter, but, after a squabble, it was taken from him by the police, and is now at the station. Tho-e who escaped are hopelessly scattered and nothing can be learned from the register. The two upper floors of the building fell in and caused a mass of debris, which made the search for victims difficult, although search of the ruins resulted in the finding of the bodies of three men, two white and one colored, all laborers about the river front. Four more are in the hospital badiy burned. Tho building was used as a lodging house in the upper stories and about, 100 lab, ring men were asleep in bunks and there were many narrow escapes, eipeeialy as a good many of them were in a drunken stupor. The fire is supposed to have originated from the pipe of one of the lodgers. The total 10.-s is le than $50,000. EIRE IN A CLUB HOUSE. Washington, April 20.— The Metropoli tan Club House, at the coiner of Seven teenth and II streets, was damaged by fire and water this morning to the extent of SIO,OOO t-i $15,000. It is fully insured. The fire originated from a overheated range in the kitchen at the top of the building. A PAINT STORE BURNED OUT. Chattanooga, April 20.—C. C. McCul lough's wholesale oil and piint store was burned to-n:ght. The loss is $25,000 and the insurance $7,500. RUINED HIS OWN CHILD. The Crime Revealed by the Birth of a Baby a Day Alter Marriage. Nashville, Tkxn., April 20.—A special to the American, from Union City, l'enn., says: “William Nedry, a farmer who lives a few miles from Trimble, in Dyer county, left homo Wednesday and is badly wauled to-day. His daughter, who is about 18 years of age. was married last Thursday and gave birth to a fi e babv boy Monday. Her husband de manded the name of tho author of her ruin, and the girl said that her own father was the man, but asked him to protect her, as he had threat ened to kill her if she told it. A warrant was sworn out by the hnsbnn 1 and given to the Sheriff, who organiz-d a p sse to cap lin e the brute. Nary pus- and through Rives about 8 o’clock yesterday morning and will likely bo captured, in wnlch case he will be lynched. FIGHT OF T IE BREWERS. Cleveland Apt to Get a Taste of the Trouble New York, April 30.—The brewers lock out is now merely a question of strength between tho employes and employers. Tho latter claim, however, that so far a3 they are concerned there is nothing further to bo done. They depend mainly upon the power of the boycott for success. A strike is threatened at Cleveland from the same causes thut brought about the strikes in Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and this neigh borhood—refusal of the era- Sloyers to renew the contracts prescribed y the union. SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1888. DEATH’S GRIP ON FRITZ. EVEN AN EMPEROR MUST BOW TO THE KING OF TERRORS. The Grinning* Monarch of the Grave yard Grants the Kaiser a Further Lease of Life, but for How Long no One Can Tell—The Doctors not San guine. Berlin, April 20.—The following bulle tin was issued at 9 o’clock this morning: The Emperor passed a good night. His fever has decreased and his respii ation is on the whole good. His general condition is unproved.” Media Bekqmann. The Emperor shows no trace of blood poisoning. His lungs are free. At noon he was still abed. HIS CONDITION BETTER Berlin, April 20, 7:45 r. m.—The Empe ror’s condition is much more favorable, and ha has experienced great relief. His respi ration is failing aud his fever is decreasing. His temperature is not yet normal. The Empress expressed herself to-day as more hopeful, tho gh the doctors deprecate a sanguine view of the Emperor's condition. If the fever disappears the doctors will permit him to take a drive to-morrow. Much credit is accorded to Dr. Mackenzie for the care and skill shoivn by him. Several papers which have hitherto attacked him nave now changed their tone. A DECREE OF AMNESTY. An imperial decree, dated April 19, has been issued, granting amnesty to all soldiers and sailors sentenced for civil offenses, re sistance to officers of the law or violation of public order; soldiers and sailors sen tenced by court martial to terms of impris onment not exceeding six weeks or to pay a fine of 150 marks; those undergoing dis ciplinarv punishment, and non-commis sioned officers and privates in the army and petty naval officers and seamen guilty of truancy, or of simple desertion for the first time. It is hoped that pardon will be ex tended to deserters returning within six months. A STRONG CONSTITUTION. Berlin, April2o,l1 P. m. —The la-t twenty four hours have revealed the extraordinary strength of the Emperor's constitution. The patient has ma le so much progress that hopes for his recovery are entertained if no unfavorable symptoms develop. The doctors are reserved, but they ad mit that he has improved in a manner which they had not dared to hope for. The canula needs frequent cleansing. When the passages are clogged relief is obtained only after a violent fit of coughing. The Emperor’s temperature is now tested in the mouth instead of under the arm. To-day he ate some solid food. There is no foundation for the rumors that cancer has been discovered or that new abscesses are forming. WORSE THAN IS ADMITTED. Berlin, April 21, 1 a. m.—lt is stated that the Emperor is worse than the last bulletin intimated, but there is no immediate danger. The conflicting reports as to tho presence of pyaemia aro duo to different uses of the word in Germany and England. In Germany the term is applied only to the severest types of tho disease, while in Eng land it is applied also to the milder form. Hereafter two bulletins will be issued daily—at 9 o’clock in the morning and 9 o’clock at night. It has been arranged that D’-s. Mackenzie and Wegner shall watch by day arid Drs. Kranz and Hovell by night Tho doctors have requested that fewer vis itors be admitted, and have enjoined the Empress to induce the members of the family to shorten their interviews with the Emperor. Prince Bismarck did not visit the Emperor to-day. He conferred with the Crown Prince instead. THE BETROTHAL STORY. London, April 21, 3 a. si.— The Post's Berlin correspondent says: “The troth is becoming known regarding the rumor of the betrothal of Princess Victoria to Prince Alexander, of Batten berg. The story was invented by (he Court party in conjunction with some members ot the Imperial house hold, in order to prevent Prince Alexander from coming to Berlin to re-enter the army, and also in order to excite popular feel ing against the Empress. There was no question of betrothal. Prince Alexan der simply wished to visit Berlin, and it was the intention of the Emperor to confer some military honor upon him, to which Prince Bismarck objected. RETENTION OF PUS. “The increase of the Emperor’s tempera ture is due to periodical retention of pus. It is lieliftvcd that the disease in the larynx is dormant. The Emperor's power of swallowing Is perfect. The doctors advise him to remain in bed some days and to re frain from work and excitement. Dr. Mackenzie in consequence of misapprehen sion* did not invite Dr. Bergmaun tochauge the canula to-day.” QUEEN VICTORIA’S VISIT. Florence, Anril 20.—According to final arrangements, Queen Victoria will leave. Florence at 9 o’c.ock Sunday mor: ing anil will reach Beilin at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. MINISTER PENDLETON ILL. He Suffers a Slight Apoplectic Stroke, But is Not in Danger. Berlin, April 20.—Mr. Pendleton, the American Minister, while traveling to Frankfort, was stricken with apoplexy. Ho was taken to a hospital at Weisbaden, whero he now I.es. ADVICES TO HIS SON. New York, April 30.—Minister Fendle ton’s son, Francis X. Pendleton, who is practicing law in this cit.v, has received a rablo irom Wiesbaden informing him that while his father . us'aiced a slight apo plectic stroke, his condition was not any tituo considered dangerous, nor is danger feared now. This morning he was again reassured by cablegrams both from Wiesbaden and lin en. The Secretary of ti e legation at Berlin cables; “Con t nued Improvement. Danger not feared. Your father t dographed me himself to-day.” Mini-ter Pendleton wt ut to Wiesbaden to visit, some fr.ends a few days ago. His daughter had been stopping with him in Rerun, but is at present visiting friends in Italy. Minister Pendleton’s son does not onsulor his father’s condition at all se rious. HIS CONDITION IMPROVED. Weisbaden. • pril 20. —The rondition of Mr. Pendleton lias considerably improved since his admission to the hospital. The paraly-is of h,s side is pronounc 'd to be slight. Complete recovery is expected. Another Freight War. Milwaukee, April 20.—The announce ment of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad that they will not aerree to sustain freight rates after May 1 is looked upon as preliminary to the outbreak of another freight war. Strikes Spreading In Germany. Berlin, April 20,—The labor strikes are spreading in Germany. The Labor Central Committee bos requested workmen to stay away from the districts affected by the strikes. - *<* SENTENCES REDUCED. The Appeals of Messrs. Gilhooloy and Cox Bear Fruit. Dublin, April 20. —The appeal of Mr. Gilhooley, M. P., who was sentenced to two months' imprisonment for offenses under the crimes act, has resulted in his term of imprisonment being reduced to two weeks. The sentence of Mr. Cox, M. P., has been reduced from four to three months. At Madore preparations were made to give a reception to Mr. Gilhooly. Priests, members of the municipal body, and a largo number of national leaguers en gaged vehicles, and, headed by a band of music, went to meet him at the station. . Tho police stopped the procession and a fight ensued, the police using their batons and the crowd pelting the officers with stones. A youth was seriously injured. Tho musicians' instruments were captured by the police. Gilhooly was vig orously cheered iqxm his arrival. Four hundred ejectment decrees have been issued by the Galway quarter sessions. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BILL. London, April 20. —In the House of Com mons to-night the local government, bill passed its second reading without division. It is reported that Mr. Chamberlain lias decided to permanently sever his relations with the Liberal party, and that he will shortly accept a position in tue Cabinet. LAUGHING ON THE GIB3ET. A Tennessee Murderer Goes to His Death With a Bold Front. Nashville, April 20.—A special from Lebanon, Tenn., says: “N. B. Lester, the murderer of Lieut. J. C. Lane, paid the penalty of his crime to-day at Lebanon, the scene of the murder. Ho made a very dis connected and senseless speech, explaining why lie had committed the crime. Lane, he said, had destroyed the happiness of his family and made a prostitute of his wife. He declared that he was ready to die and was going straight to Heaven, and asked the Sheriff to meet him there. When the cap was adjusted, and his arms were being pinioned, he laughingly said: “Don’t draw them so tight.” Just as the trap was sprung he veiled, “Good-by.” The drop fell at 11:55 o'clock and at 12:06 o’clock his pulse ceased to beat. Only thirty people witnessed the execution, six of whom were invited by Lester.” HUM OF THE MACHINERY. The Edgar Thompson Company Opens One of Its Shops. Pittsburg, April 20.—After an idleness of four months the machine shops at the Edgar Thompson Steel Works were started up this morning, preparatory to a general resumption next Monday. Two hundred men responded te the call for workmen issued by the company and an attempt was made by the union men to prevent them from returning to work. The Knights of Labor held a secret meeting last night and adopted- reso lutions denouncing the company for starting up, and requesting tho strikers to stay aw-av from the mill. No discrimina tion will be made between union and non union men, if thev desire to return to work, and ample protection will bo accorded all. GRANT'S BIRTHDAY. Gen. Sherman Invites Seven Confed erate Generals to a Dinner. New York. April 21, 4 a. m.—The World says: “Gen. W. T. Sherman has sent invi tations to a banquet to celebrate the birth day anniversary of Gen. Grant,—April 27 to seven of the mo t prominent surviving officers of the Confederate army. These aro Gens. James Longstreet, John B. Gor don, Simon B. Buckner, Fitzbugh Lee, William Mahone, John S. Mosby and Joseph E. Johnston. The World, addressed to these distinguished ex-Cor,fed erate officers an inquiry as to whether they would be able to bo present at the dinner, and also a request for the views of each upon tho significance of this reunion. All who can attend, answer that they will be present.” MEXICO’S COURT MARTIAL. The Two Captains Sentenced to Ton Years Imprisonment. Laredo, Tex., April 20.—A telegram re ceived here to-night from Monterey, Mex., announces that the court martial of the off] cers and soldiers who recently crossed over from Piedras Negras into Eagle Pa-s and attempted to arrest a deserter, wasconcluded i here unlay. Both Capt. Munoz and Capt. Cabrera were found guilty and each was sentenced to ten years’ impris ntnent. The Corporal and privates were acquitted. The matter now goes before the supreme mili tary tribunal for approval or revision. It was the raid of these troops into Texas that occasioned the recent voluminous diplo matic correspondence. A WHITE WOMAN WITH A NEGRO. An 111-Assorted Pair Arm and Arm on the Streets at Charleston. Charleston, S. C., April 20.—Quite a sensation was caused here to-day by tho appearance on King street of an elegantly drea ed white woman walking rm in arm with a black negro man dressed in broad cloth. They appeared to bo quite familiar. They applied at one or two respectable soda water stands for soda, but the clerk-, caught on to the racket and refused to sell to them. They finally found a soda stand kept by a Greek fruit dealer, where tiiey got what they wanted. The couple were passengers on the steamer Delaware from Florida on their way to New York. The steamer left at noon, before the reporteis could ascer tain who they were. Had they remained much longer it is probable that the air of Charleston would n< t have agreed with them. BAPTIST MISSIONB. The Subject Discussed at th® Conven tion at Brunswick. Brunswick, Ga., April 20.—-The princi pal feature of the second day’s proceedings of the Baptist Convention ha-, been tho con sideration of the question of foreign mis sions. Dr. T. P. Ball, Assistant Correspond ing Secretary of that board, odd, essed the convention at II o’clock on tho needs of the church in this iff ection. The speaker was earnest and enthusiastic and pi esented his facts aud arguments with powerful force. To-night’s session takes into consideration Mercer University, diaeossing it in all its bearings, its prospects, m ods, etc. A cheap excursion h s been tendered to the delegates to Jacksonville and St. Augus tine, and many will probably avail them selves of the opportunity. 7 eemor Won the Race. Pensacola, April o.—The regatta closed to-day with an exciting single scull race be tween Hamm, McKay and Teemur, which the latter won in good style. The crowd here during the past week has been the largest in the history of the town. A SMALL RIOT AT PARIS. ANTI-BOULANGER STUDENTS RUN MAD IN THE STREETS. Adherents of tho General Belabor tho Literary Sprigs with Loaded Canes —Police Finally Separate the Com batants—Tho Government Put in a Peculiar Position by tho Deputies. Paris, April 20.—A majority of the Paris papers consider the vote- taken in tho Chamber of Deputies yesterday to be con tradictory, as, after expressing confidence in the Cabinet, the Chamber declared in favor of an immediate revision of the con stitution, notwithstanding the fact, that M. Floquet, President of the Council and Min ister of the Interior, had asked it to post pone consideration of the question. The Boulmigist manifestations were con tinued until n late hour last night and es pecially outside the office of the Cocarde, a Bonlangist paper. Some arrests were made but the persons taken into custody were subsequently released. ARMY BILLS DISCUSSED. The Senate to-day discussed the army bills. M. Simon opposed a reduction of the term of service to thne years, and pro tested again at the provision compelling theological students to serve. The debate was adjourned. President Carnot has postponed his pro posed visit to Bnrdeux. The Ministers w ill not be present in the Chamber of Deputies to-morrow during the appointing of the committee on the revision of tins constitu tion. After the examination of the com mittee Premier Floquet will state the views of the government. Over twenty Deputies, including MM. Andrieux, Granet and Turquet, have joined the National Protest Committee in favor of the programme of Gen. Boulanger. STUDENTS ON THE WAlt-PATH. This evening about 150 student - t- oinbled in the Latin quarters and marched to tho Hotel du Louvre, shouting, “Down with Boulanger.” “Down with the Dictator,” etc. They came into collision with acrow’d of Bottlangerists and were driven into th" boulevards in disorder. Rea-seinbliug they attacked Boulangerist newspaper offices. Tho Boulartgeri-t party, following, attacked the students with loaded sticks and many were wounded. Finally the police sepa rated the combatants and arrested a large turn er of them. LA cocarde’s proposition. Ixi Cocarde advocates the nomination of Gen. Boulanger for every vacancy in the Chamber of Deputies, aud after the first ballot the recommendation of a Boulanger ist nominee to the electors. Tho Cabinet has decided to hold numerous consultations apart from the ordinary councils. One hundred and sixty-seven members of the Reactionary party and three Moderate Republicans, opposed a vote of confidence in Premier Floquet. Thirty-three Republi cans, mostly Moderates, did not vote. The revision motion was carried by a coalition of 158 Radicals and 159 Reactionaries. GENEROUS WITH HIS WIFE’S MONEY. London, April 20.—Duke Ditto, who married Miss Curtis, of New York, who at the time of tho ceremony was the divorced wife of Frederick Stephens, of New York, furnished the money to onable Gen. Bou langer to contest the election in tho Depart ment of the Nord. The Duke has control of the interest of his wife in the fortune of her former husband. He is a friend of M. Rochefort. GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY. A Railroad Charter—Buck Give# Sam Small a Cold Shoulder. Atlanta, Ga., April 20.—Under the gen eral law a charter was issued from the office of tbo Secretary of State to-day to John C. Rutherford, A. O. Bacon and Minter Wimberly, for the Jacksonville and East Tennessee railroad, with a capital stock of $1,000,000, aud a right to construct a railroad from a point on tho Altmaha river, in Wayne county, to the Florida line. An exciting election was held at, West End to day. There were two candidates for Mayor, T. D. Longino and Malcolm John son Mr. Longino was elected by 2b ma jority. A prominent member of the Third party movement called on Col. Buck to-day t, • get him to endorse Ham Small’s party. He re fused to do so, saying that if the Democratic party could not l>e defeated in Georgia on principles, it never would by trickery. RATES TO THE CONVENTIONS. One Fare to be Good to go to Chicago or St. Louie. Atlanta, Ga., April 20.—The resolutions adopted at Chattanoogo fixing the rates, dates of sale and limits for the Democratic Convention at St. Louis, and the Republi can Convention at Chicago read us follows: For the Democratic Convention: Re solved, That this association grant one limited faro for the round trip for this occa sion, tickets to bo sold June 1,2, 3 and 4, an ! that they he good to return to their destination ou or before June 15, 1888. Iron clad tickets, limited to a continuous passage in each direction, are to be used from points in tins a. coin ion. For the Republican (Vmvention: Resolved, That tickets be sold at. the same rates as for the Democratic Convention on Jll e 15, 16 and 17, goo t toretnin on or before J uue 29. Iron-clad tickets, continuous passage in each direction, to he used. GEORGIA'S < BN IRAL CITY. A Log Cut Off by Cars -Three Fires but Not Much Damage. MaCON, Ga., April 20. —Tom Bivins, col or's), an employe of the East Tonne see, Virginia and Georgia railroad, was run over to-day while attempting to couple cars. He stumbled and tell, the train pass ing over his leg aud cutting it off. The fire department was called out throe times this morning, 'ihe most serious fire was in tho rear of the residence of H. M. Worthun, o 1 College street. It was dis covered in the servants’ house, which was consumed. By hard work the department save 1 tho beautiful residence, which has just hceu complete 1. C. D. Haiti's is expected to reach here to-night from Florida. Hu w ill then pro ceed to put Macon’s dummy line matters In shape. _ BRUNS WICK’A BOOM. The East Tennessee Road to Make Im portant Improvements. Brunswick, Ga., April 20.—The East Tennessee system has begun to move iu the direction of improving their terminal facili ties here. Plans and specification* lmve been receive'! by the agent for the extension of their docks, the erection of warehouses, etc., which will include 600 more feet or dock front, and an iron fireproof ware house thereon 100x200 feet. The high offi cials of the system were here a few weeks ago and contemplate extensive changes. A Union passenger depot is also a certainty. The East Tennessee and Plant system will work iu harmony. LAGGARDS AT THE ALTAR. The Conference Discucses Church At tendance. Louisville, Ga., April 2i>.—Bishop Key arrived in time to open the Methodist Con ference at 9 o’clock yesterday morning. Ho is in remarkably good health, considering his constant and arduous labors. Next week he goes to Tennessee. Ho is the people's Bishop. He is as plain jpid unassuming as over. Home editor writing of him, in Texas, said, "He seems not to have learned that he is a Bishop.” THE ORGANIZATION. The conference organised by electing Col. Singleton, of Sylvauia, secretary, and Rov. .1, W. Wytch, of Eden, assistant. Tho fol lowing committees were appointed by the chair: On tho State of tho Church, R. Reid, chairman; (we give only the name of the chairman of each;) Sunday Schools. A. M. Wynn; Finances, J. W. Cheatham; Mis sions, J. W. Simmons; Temperance, J. M. Lovett; Advocate, J. It. Mcdosky; Educa tion, J. W. Weston. These with th-ir associates will digest the reports from the churches and give the result, of their delib erations back to the body as the business s ‘ssion progresses. Brief reports were rendered from the eighteen pastors during tha morning session. At It o’clock Rev. Mr, McCook, of Bruns wick, preached a very eloquent and forcible sermon on tho “Joy in Christian Religion.” In his personal he resembles Rev. R. J. Corley, once a pastor in Savannah. CHURCH ATTENDANCE. The afternoon session was taken up in the discussion of the question asked try the Bishop: “Do the masses of the people, and the children attend the ministry of the word, and, if not in any given community, whnt is the cause, aud how can they bo brought to hear it.” On inquiry it was conceded that a largo per cent, of tho inhabitants of most every portion of tho country embraced iu tho ter ritory of the district do not attend any church. They spend their Sundays at home, or in business, or in places of resort not much conducive to morality. In some communities the non-ohurcii goers are more mltnerous than in others. While church facilities aro much better in tho larger towns uiul cities, yet these, it was shown, in proportion to population the attendance is not so good. The country excels in mo rality. The attractions to stay away and the tide of evil rises higher in the eities.and good young men from the country fall away from church attendance on going to the city Various causes were assigned ad remedies suggested. The disco -stun was eo ducted by the Bishop and Revs. Christian, Mc- Gehee, Winn, Simmons, Reid, Gilmore, Enoch and Scruggs. The solicitude drawn out indicates renewed offort likely to he put forth on the part of ministers and laity to bring iu tho non-church goers and tho chil dren. Special sermons fur tho young wero highly recommended. Dr. J. O. A. Clarke preached at night on the need of the “Baptism of the Holy Ghost.” He is at present pr siding elder of the Sandei sville disff lot. Ha has lost none of his pathos atui learned argument*. He is a groat worker as well a writer. His special pet now is the District High School at Wrightsville. It is a flourishing school under the management of a competent corps of teachers. Ho recently secured 81,000 from Mr. Wat then, of Bandersville, a prominent lawyer, not a member of any church. Though denominational, tho school is not 1 ectarian. The business session of t he conference will adjourn to-morrow (Saturday). The relig iousservicos will continue over the Sabbath. The Savannah mimsiers will return to till their pulpits. FLORIDA'S METROPOLIS. The Libel Suit Likely to be Settled for $5,000. Jacksonville, Fla., April 20.—R. W. Davis, of Pnlatka, President of the Florida Immigration Convention, has issued a call for a convention to be held in this city May 15, to promote immigration. Assistant Chief Hooker, of the lire de partment, has resigned. At the Council meeting to-night Judge E. M. Randall wan appointed City Attor ney. A motion offered to decide Rev. Lee’s legal title to the scat of Municipal Police Judge was voted down. This morning, in the United States Court, Judge Settle rendered a verba) decision in the E. H. Lewis libel case against the News- Herald, on tho motion for an appeal made and argued yeste dav. Ho reduced the damages given by the tury (810,000) one half (to #5,000), provided both sides agreed to this settlement and the defendant paid the judgment at once. Otherwise the ap peal was granted, the case standing as be fore. It is said that Col. Btsliee wired his client, E. H. Lewis, at once regarding it, and the impression is that a settlement will lie made, though the News-Herald, is in clined to fight it out. QUARANTINE REGULATION#. A petition numerously signed by Bay street business men, and others, will be pre sented to the Health Board to-morrow, ask ing that, no changes he made at the quaran tine at ti e bar, i. e. that, ns now-, a cunqia tent physician be static ml there, and that great care be exercised at that point as re gards giving clean bills of health. This move is to counteract a petition pre sented to the Board last week by vessel owners and others, urging that a new system and one less rigid bo adopted. The citizens generally desire tho quarantine stall m there 1 1 be kept in the be-t manner possible, and will insist on it. The sanitary imp' cto s set, fire to the dry marsh near the old Fernandlna and Jack sonville railroad this forenoon, and the dense cloudti of smoke that arose gave the impression that a big fire was under pro gress. and creating some uneasiness till the facts were learned. SUICIDE BY SHOOTING. A Night Watchman Make* a Target of Himself. Jacksonville. Fla., April 20.— Louis C. Fridell, u night watchman at the Way crcss depot, attempted to kill bis wife at noon at their homo in Brooklyn. She es caped from him, and rushing to tho door, called for help. As she did so he placed a revolver (SSodibre) in his mouth und fired, lodging bot h balls in his neckboae, And pro ducing in-taut death. Fridell was a mod erate drinker, and at times liquor made a a maniac of him. He came home this morning out of humor and very quarrelsome. Whiie sitting on the bed about noon be called to his wife and as she came up he produced the pistol aud said that tie intended to sho >t her. As she fled screaming he shot him—lf, foiling over backward a bloody corpso. Fridcil came here from Marietta, Ga., a year ago and was 28 years old. When not 111 liquor tie was quiet and industrious. He loaves a young wife in delicate health and a little boy and girl. Congressman Hopkins Renominated. Geneva, 111., April 20.—The Republi cans of the Fifth district have renominated A. J. Hopkins for Congresu. 1 PRICE $lO A YEAR, i 1 6 CERTS A COPY, f I I’RICES MOVE TO A I’EG. BOTH STOCKS AND BREADSTUFF3 ON THE RISE. Speculation Still Brisk Among’ Those who Kail to Find Good Cause for Du .'a Inclination to Depress Matters Government Willingness to Buy Bonds Already Felt. New York, April 20.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s review of trade for the week says: There are higher prices in speculation, but the business outlook is distinctly less favorable. IStocks aro stronger and bread stuffs are rising with oil and provisions, but purchases for consumption are so re stricted that almost every important branch of manufacture feels tho check, and the volume of business recorded in bank clearings outside of New York is smaller by ft per cent, than at the same time last year, with a decline of over 2}.j' per cent, at New York. Tho prices of manufactured pro ducts and chief materials tend downward, so that in spite of the natural advance in Sfieculative prices since Jan. 1, and in vege tables, the average of all prices is a shade lower than at tho opening of the year. PROVISION# HIGHER. Reports of inquiry to w heat more fre quent and better sustained than the reports customary at this season, evidence that tho backward spring has limited # nvj g, and the belief that the death of the German Emperor will lead to war all Influence tha breadstuff* market to higher prices. VVh ’at has risen 2J£c., corn 2c., pork 50c., lard nearly >£c., hogs 32c. per 100, and oil 7c. Crushed sugar has been ad vanced J4C. But while the belief in short crops is not the basis for increasing conft deuce in tho future of business, weaker prices for wool, specially for (lie grade* most largely consumed, indicate 110 im provement in manufactures. COTTON WEAK IN TONE. Cotton is weak in tone, though unchanged in price, with print cloths selling at ouly 3 k c. Leather is not stronger, and a break In the prices of boots, with a dragging trade and especial dullness in women’s shoes, in dicates that this branch of manufacture, so long more ho|>efiil than alino.t any other, at mst feels the shrinkage in con umption The iron trade does not ohange mate rially, though Southern No. 1 is sold at #l9 50 for early delivery, No. 8 at 11(5, and bar iron is weaker at $1 80 to 81 85. STEEP RAILS CHEAPER. The sales of steel rails for this year have been 658,513 tons ngaiust 1,494,584 at the same date last year, arid weaker pries ati the West are reported, though not here. Another of ihe 1 rgest trades is affected by the weakness in meats. Coffee is a shade lower, because of a shrinkage in the demand. Brazil estimates make n decrease of consumption of 77,000 tons in Europe and 60,000 in this country. The tea market is unsatisfactory, but tha market for dairy products is in better shape. Reports from interior points, with scarcely an exception, represent the money market as fairly fully supplied. COLLECTIONS A LITTLE TARDT. There is moro or less complaint of tardy collections. At about half the cities re porting a better volume of trade is observed incident to the improvement in the weather, and heavy rail shipments eastward are clearing a wuy the accumulations during the strikes, but the shrinkage in exchanges at Boston, Providence. Philadelphia, Balti more, Cincinnati, Louisville. Milwaukee, Kansas City, St. Paul, I*inneapolis and Omaha are not balance 1 by the moderate gains where speculation has been heavy, a* at Chicago, Bt. Louis and Pittsburg. The sales of wheat have reached 59,000,- 000 bushels for the week; of corn 13,500,000 bushels; of oil, 15,500.000 barrels; of cottou, 200,000 bales, and of coffee, 259,000 bigs but the aggregate of exchanges at New York has been only 1585,000,000 for the past six 'lays. STOCKS STRONG. The stock market has boen strong and ha* advanced an average of nearly $1 pep share with ihe government’s offer to buy bonds. The uncertain outlook in Europe and the great success of the British refunding aro the most promi nent factors. It may lie said that tne suc cess of the Treasury in getting bonds at reasonable figures is at least as uncertain as it was last year, and t hat war in Europe would be apt to cause the selling of many American securities bold abroad. Nor is sfc a helpful thing for transporting interest* if crops this year are resll v to be short, as the speculation in broadstuffs indicate. FOOD FOR SPECULATION’S FIRES. But the abundance of currency, with the shrinkin : industrial demand, feeds the fire* of all speculation. The Treasury, after avoiding accumulation for some weeks, has taken about 82,400,000 from tho market during the last wok, but foreign exchange, though half a cent higher, indicates no ap proach of foreign demand. A decline of 3ft per cent, in the March exports of the prin cipal products and the fact that bread stuff’s are taken to Europe ua ballast toge her with the continued in crease in import,,— 6 percent, over last year for April thus far—show that foreign in vestments of capital here cannot yet have ceased. The business failures occurring through out the country dm ing tho last week num ber for the United States 177, and for Cana da 18, a total of 195 against 222 last week. EXCISEMENT IN CUBA. Gen. Marin’* Reasons for Declaring a State of Siege. Jacksonville, Fla., April 20.—A Key West s[*jcial 10 the Times-Union says: “The greatest excitement reigns in Cuba owing to Gen. Marin’s proclamation declar ing the Provinces of Havana, Matanz**, Santa Clara and Pinar del Rio in a state of siege. Gen. Marin says his action i* due to the enormous increase of bandits, kidnapping, arson, etc. The Liberal press has been suppressed. Gen. Mardi wants it to appear that leading Cubans are proparing for war. Such is not the cas-. The situation is this: Ban dits have full control of the island, have burned numerous plantations, and are doing great damage. Columbus Chanters. Columbus, Ga., April 20.—The Alabama Railroad Commissioners spent, to-day in the city. Thev inspected the Columbus and Wo,tern road to Childers burg yesterday and wi Igo over the Mobile and Girard road to-morrow. The damage by lost night’s fire is about 81.500. It is fully covered by insurance. Thu Rus,eil county (Alabama) Circuit Court disposed of another murder case to day. William Kelly, charged with killing Nathan Davis, was convicted of man slaughter and sentenced to Hie penitentiary. "TbscßttPANcus In my account?" reposted the trank cusbicr indignantly, "not a bit of It. The accounts are all right to a milt. The trouble Is with the cash, —Somerville Journal.