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■jj. H. ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor, f FREDERICK’S CRUEL FATE HIS DEATH ONLY A QUESTION OF A FEW DAYS AT MOST. Suffocation May Ensue at Any Mo ment—Restlessness and Irritability Displayed lor the First Time—He Shows That He Is Aware of the Hopelessness of His Case. ( Copyright 1888 by New York Associated Press.) Berlin, April 21.—After a paroxysm of difficult breathing, preceding the discharge of pus, this morning, the Emperor wrote on a slip of paper: “How much longer of this?” jr or the first time since the final crisis set in the sufferer yesterday and to-day displayed sigr.s of restlessness and irritable temper, questioning the doings of the doctors and attendants, and giving and countermanding orders. The fever does not show signs of abating, his temperature for the day aver aging 103.10 Fahrenheit. The question the Emperor put is in every body’s mind, and the attendants and doctors are assailed on every hand with the inquiry, “How much longer?” The physicians are studiously silent, but it is permitted to be Known that the Emperor’s life my be pro longed for two weeks, though any moment may bring tlie last phase of the "malady— death by suffocation. WATCHFULNESS OF THE EMPRESS. Empress Victoria watches closely at the Emperor’s bedside. Resides curtailing in terviews with other members of the family, she will not permit any officials to have ac cess to the Emperor unless he especially de sires it. To-day the Emperor was able to write a long note to Prince Bismarck, which, it is surmised, was intended for pre sentation to the ministerial council held this afternoon, over which the Crown Prince presided. In a long interview between the Crown Prince and his father and mother, Thurs day, the Emperor referred to the position of the Empress after his death. Prince Bismarck and the Empress appear to have become reconciled, and the Chan cellor never fails, after leaving the Empe ror, to hold a long conversation with the Empress. A report which is current obtains cre dence that the council of ministers has already discussed the terms of the procla mation to be issued by the coming Emperor. Empress Augusta, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden and the Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Moignen came to the castle this afternoon and wore permitted to see tlie Emperor for a short time. HIS BRAIN gTILL CLEAR. The Xorth German Gazette to-night states that the discharge of pus is somewhat diminished. The Emperor’s appetite is not great, but he consumes a sufficient quantity of specially prepared food. His brain remains clear and his capacity for business is not lessened. The Gazette proceeds to comment upon the Emperor’s Courage during his ill ness. Tlie paper states that while convers ing recently with the Crown Prince through the medium of pencil and patter, he wrote: “Learn to suffer without complaining. That is all I can teach thee.” The Gazette also records the Emperor’s reply to Gen. Von Blumenthal’s letter hoping for liis speedy recovery: “My dear Blumenthal, I can hardly’ bear it ally longer.” Prof. Seyden on returning to Berlin to night reported that the patient was quieter. QUEEN VICTORIA’S VISIT. Queen Victoria, during her visit here, wili pass al! her time in the C’harlottenberg Palace, except when she goes out to drive and to attend a reception which will be given in her honor by tiie Crown Prince in his Berlin residence. Her stay in Berlin is certain to be marked by popular abstention from any notice of her presence. The pa pers which predict a mob demonstration again- 1 her are utterly out of touch w ith the temper of the people. All classes, from the highest to the lowest, share tlie common fee.ing that English ro\ alties have steered their wa r througn the circumstances attendant upi n the Emperor’s illness with more regard for pcr-onal gain than for German interests. This impression is sup ported by a consistent chain of facts. EMPRESS VICTORIA’S THRIFTINESS. It lias liecome a conviction since it hns been ascertained what is the nature of the settlement upon which the Empress ar ranged duri g tlie current week. Besides 12,000,000 marks allowance as widow of the Emperor, the Empress acquires the right of succession to Empress Augusta's residences, as fixed by the will of Emperor William. This is a small matter per se. but, taken in conjunction with the baffled intrigues to overturn Prince Bismarck, gives the masses a settled sentiment of antipathy to both Victorias. Still, the people of Berlin are not the mob of Paris. Foreign papers are talking as if extraordinary police measures were necessary to protect the Queenagainst the people of Berlin, but they entirely mis take the habitual self-respect of the people, who are too self-i estrained and .veilbred to show any disrespect to the Empress or her mother. Shcuid any evil-minded person attempt to insult the Queen during her visit to Berlin the citizens would be apt to make an example of him. SIIKF.R ABSURDITY. In connection with the discu sion of the Imperial family’s relations and the English bias in the court party, certain papers write as if the national embittennent ex tended to the English people. This is sheer absurdity. Public opinion is directed against the Victoria party as having a baneful influence on German policy, but has no feeling one wav or the other toward n 6ksh government or iieople. y hen the events surrounding the lust few days of the Emperor are levealed it will be fully proved how justifiable Ger man sentiments have been. Some few pa pers, notably the Hamburger Xaehrichten , ■lave exceeded decorum in publishing state ments maligning the Empress and English doctors, but the press, as a w hole, lias been respectful and guarded in reference to ti e scandals. Conservative papers now readily j mit that the treatment of the English doctors is probably right. JUSTICE AT LAST. For instance, the Schlesische Zeituna, (Conservative), say*; “.So far as non-med icos can judge Dr. Mackenzie prevented an extremely dangerous operation. He has sustained hope as long as possible, doing all that could be done to alleviate his suffer- What more could le demanded of physician, who was treating a malady hich other doctors declai eel a year ago to be incurable! I he Empress at first ordered the historic ronin s Queen Louise in Charlottonberg rastio to be refitted for her mot tier’s occu pancy The rooms have hitherto lieen pre- Nervod, with the furniture and everything intact, as they were left at the death of \ Moen Ixmise as a place of pilgrimage for lyV People. The intention of the Empress getting abroad led to private protests "gainst touching relics kuown to be revered throughout Germany. OTHER ROOMS PREPARED. The Empress has now ordered rooms to r* Prepared on the ground floor of the “aMdo in the right wing, which was built ■a Frederick the Great. These have been swept clean of many articles which Ger mans would like to see preserved. Three hundred workmen are employed night and day in renovating the several rooms in which will be reproduced the interiors of Balmoral Palace, Queen Victoria’s high laud residence. An English architect directs the work, aud this gave rise to a general belief that ail the workmen were English, and that all the new’ furniture had been bought in England. This was incor rect, The workmen are all Gormans and all the furniture that could be had iu Germany was obtained here. The style of renovation does not suit the taste of Berliners, and shows a want of tact on the part of the Em press, or an impudent disregard of popular feeling. FINANCIAL BUSINESS AT A STANDSTILL. The Emperor’s crisis has brought finan cial business to a standstill, and the va rious loans recently referred to remain in abeyance. Still, affairs are far from a state of collapse. The leading bank shares have risen on an average of 10 per ceut. on the strength of prospective loan issues, which are certain to swell the dividends at the closo of the year. The Deutsche Bank has floated a Home munici pal loan with marked success. The Han delsgesellsehaf t has negotiated with so much success a loan for a large joint stock iron company as to induce other iron and steel works to apply to it for capital to the ex tent of their business. Some excitement was caused in financial circles at the beginning of the week when it was learned that Herr Rocbereau, the agent for the Paris Comptoir d’ Eseomple, had made overtures to the Discontoselles chaft to a joint Russian loan. ON A 60 PER CENT. BASIS. The affair ended by a refusal of M. Vijshnegradsky, the Russian Minister of Finance, to accept M. Rochereau’s offer of a loan at 60 per cent. Russian stock continues to hold its own. German investors do not sell and will not sell if left to the guidance of their own judgment. THEIR POSITION STRENGTHENED. The position of investors is strengthened by the recent verdict in the Court of Law to the effect that the payment of interest on Russian stock must be made in full in Germany without the deduction of Russian coupons. Papers seized in the House of the Socialist Deputy, Herr Schumacher, member from Dusseldorf, have led to a number of arrests. Schumacher will probably be prosecuted. In Wupperthal district every workman’s house has been searched Arrests continue to be made in Elberfeld, Soliugen, Cologne, Leipsic and Munich. Socialists suspect Herr Putt kamer of arranging a great sen sation, namely, the trial of the arrested Socialists for secret conspiracy. FROM THE SICK ROOM. The Report at Night Shows That Frederick is Falling. Berlin, April 21.—The North German Gazette says: “Although the Emperor did not leave his bed yesterday he attended to affairs of state. He did not sleep. In the afternoon he took food in sufficient quanti ties. The discharge of pus continues. ” At noon to-day the following bulletin was issued;■ “The Emperor passed a less satis factory night last night. His fever is now somewhat higher than it was yesterday mornLig. His respiration is fairly easy. His general condition is not as good as it was yesterday. Signed Mackenzie, Weg ner, krause, Hovell, Leyden and Senator.” At 2:30 o’clock this after: oon the Em peror’s fever had slightly abated and the discharge of pus had decreased. There was a slight improvement in his general condi tion. HIS APPETITE FAILING. Berlin, April 21. 9 p. m.—The Emperor’s appetite is failing. His temperature throughout the day has b en over 39" celsi us. His breathing is ha: and and he has occasional shivers. It is not expected that his lungs will remain long unaffected. The Emperor recently wrote to the Crown Prince on a piece of paper: “Lea n to suffer without complaining. That is the single thing I can teach thee.” This afternoon the Emperor received the whole of the imperial family. Empress Augusta aud Prince Bismarck came into his apartment at 7 o’clock and remained an hour. HIS SLEEP BROKEN. London, April 21. —A dispatch from Ber lin states that the Emperor’s fever has abated. After midnight he slept, but his sleep was broken occasionally by fits of coughing. Light-colored pus continues to be discharged. Yes terday the doctors administered arsenic in order to induce sleep. The Em peror afterwaVd saw his entire family. A dispatch to the Exchange T"ic.;raph Company from Berlin, timed 9:46 this morning, says: “The Emperor has a higher fever and experiences ilifflculty in breath ing ” . PENDLETON’S PROSTRATION. Confirmation of the News That it Was Not Dangerous. Berlin, April 21. —Later information concerning Mr. Pendleton’s attack of paralysis says that he was stricken with the disease at the Nassauerhof. Dr. Franz Huffman was summoned to attend him and pronounced the attack not serious. Mr. Pendleton’s left arm aud left leg only are affected, and they but slightly. He either retained consciousness and power of speech or rt gained them speedily ufter the a tack. He is now in a hospital under the care of Dr. Elenz. The proprietor of the Nas sauerhof is paying every attention to his wants. A telegram has been received at the American Legation here from Mr. Pendle ton announcing that he is much better. Mr. Crosby, Second Secretary, has assumed charge of the affuirs of the legation. PARNELL’S RALLYING CRY. Every Home-Ruler Wanted In Parlia ment This Week. London, April 21.—Mr. Parnell lias tele graphed to all the absent Home Rule mem bers of the House of Commons to attend the sessions of 'hat body on Monday and Wednesday next, on which days divisions will be taken on the budget and Irish county government bill respectively. RIOTING IN IRELAND. DUBLIN, April 21.—Mr. Dillon to-day ad dressed a meeting of the tenants of the Marquis of Londonderry. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, at Njwtowiiarii*, county Down. The meeting was not Interrupted by the authorities and passed off quietly. Rioting broke out at Skibbere n last night and was continued until 2 o’clock this morn ing. The mob stoned the police, who, iu rot urn used their batons upon the rioters. Several persons were injured. Nine arrests have been unde in connec tion with the rioting at Skibbereen last night. A constable named Deacons was seriously injured. Many civilians have re ceived surgical treatment. All is quiet to-uight. Frost Nips Virginia Truck. Danville. Va., April 21.—There was a heavy frost here last night and the ground froze. Fruit and vegetables suffered con siderable damage. SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 1888. FRANCE'S GRIM SPECTRE. FLOQUET'S PLAN FOR AVOIDING A DICTATORSHIP. It Must Be Shown That Parliamentary Institutions Can Give the Satisfac tion Sought in One Man Power—A Committee Appointed on the Ques tion of Revising the Constitution. Paris, April 21.—0n the reassembling of the Chamber of Deputies to-day a commit tee was appointed to consider the question of revising the constitution. The committee consists of eleven members, four of whom oppose revision, while two are in favor of an immediate revision aud five desire re vision, but are willing to accept the pro posal of the Cabinet to postpone action upon the question. In the lobby of the Chamber to-day a group of Deputies charged the Prefect of Police with ill-treatment of persons who participated in the demonstrations against Gen. Boulanger, while showing leniency toward the General’s supporters. The Pre fect denied the charge and asked leave to raise the question in the House. The committee having in charge Gen. Boulanger’s political affairs has issued a statement that the General will remain Deputy for the Department of the Nord. CONFLICTS RENEWED. There was a renewal of the conflicts be tween the students and Boulangerists to night. The police charged on the rioters and in the scuffl > that ensued many persons t.wero injur'd, some seriously. The Bou ' langeriste assembled at many points intend ing to march to the Boulevarde St. Michael. The police, however, dispersed them and prevented them from carrying out the idea. The city became quiet after 11 o’clock. AN AGREEMENT NECESSARY. In the Senate to-day Premier Floquet, re plying to M. Frarieux, member for the department of Gironde, said that in order to carry out the proposed revision of the constitution an agreement with the Senate would be necessary. He continued: “We shall have to explain the subject. Wetin rierstand by revision perfecting of the con stitution wherein certain vices have been indicated.” Question —What vices ? The Premier declined to enter into de tails. He stated that a majority of the committee elected by the Chamber of Deputies to consider the question of review ing the constitution had agreed to postpone taking any action in the matter. If it should be found necessary to change the re lations of church and state it would not be done with a view of attacking the religious peace of liberty of conscience. PARISIAN CLAIMS. With reference to the claims of Paris he said he was prepared to increase the muni cipal privileges, but not to give the city government control of the police. If the Cabinet should be obliged to propose reform of the Senate, it would first ask the Senate to deliberate on the proposals. In conclu sion Premier Floquet said: “Tostruggle against existing dangers we must display Democratic energy, and must show that free exercise of Parliamentary institutions can give the States sat isfaction sought in a dictatorship. We must un/ieceive the masses, so that they will regain their confidence in us. Our task will then be an easy one. I have taken office determined to oppose a dictatorship wi'h the principles of Republican rule.” The order of the day as agreed to by the government was adopted by a vote of 135 to 106. GILLIG’S EXCHANGE. The Banking Department of the Con cern its Ruination. London, April 21. — The rehearing of the petition for the liquidation of the affairs of the American Exchange in Europe (limited) came on to-day. Tlie counsel, acting under the instructions of two English share holders, asked that the hearing bo again ad journed. The petition, the counsel said, purported to be made by the company, but was really made by the It was un American company, having only Pm English shareholders,eight of whom were officials of the company, and deiicndeut thereon. Two, for whom one appeared, were independent of the company, which had been formed to conduct four businesses. It made profits on ils ordinary business, but curiously failed as a bank. The memoran dum of the association did not empower the company to conduct a banking business. TWO SETS OF BOOKS. The company kept two separate sets of books, which were worked together, one set bearing the managing directors’ initials while the other bore the company’s name. The whole thing was ultra vires. The company was insolvent as a bank, but not in ,ts other kind of busiuess. Tlie articles stipulated that three directors in England should form a commutes, but in fact there ha/1 been no committee. Everything was in confusion. Toe business was provon to be profitable. His clients wished for an op portunity to communicate with the Ameri can shareholders with a view to a recon struction of the edmpany, which hal a larger number of correspondents than any similar eompauy in the world. WOULD BE RUINOUS. An order for the winding up of the affairs of the company would be ruinous to business which, if separated from the bank ing department, would bo profitable. The Judge interposed, saying: “You say there arc a large number of alleged debts, which aro not debts, and that you desire to transfer or soil the business?” The counsel for the creditors stated that tlie claims did not exceed $50,600. He would not oppose the adjourning of tho hearing on the petition. The hearing was adjourned until April 28. at which time further adjournment will be taken. England’s Duty on French Wines. Paris, April 21. —M. Goblet, Minister of Foreign Affairs, infiormed the Chamber of Deputies to-day that he hud protested against England’s pro nosed duty upon bot tled wines. If tho protest was disregarded, said M. Goblet, France would not lie help less. She could retaliate by withdrawing “tho most favored nation treatment” ex tended to England. De Lease pa’ Lottery Scheme. Paris, April 21.—Count De Loss ps has written a letter to the Chamber of Depu ties urging the necessity of discussing without delay the proposjd lottery loan to lie issue I by the Panama Canal Company. A committee on the louu was appoint > i and charged to report in favor of tne bill. Boycotting Enjoined. Pittsburg, Pa., April2l.—JudgeKlaglo, of Common i lea* Couit, to-day granted an injunction restraining the member* of the Trades Assembly from boycotting Brace Bros., a laundry firm of this city, whose establishment lie* l>oen under the ban for a vear. Suit for slo,i*)o damage has also been instituted by the firm ugaiust a num ber of the most prominent labor leagues of Allegheny count* 1 TEXAS’ TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION. A Judge Decides that its Articles are Unconstitutional. Austin, Tex., April 21. —District Judge Gouns to-day rendered a decision in tho case of the Attorney General vs. the Texas Traffic Association. The court grants a perpetual injunction against the association as prayed for by the Attorney General. The court comments iqion all the important questions at issue, and rules tlie association to be in contravention of the constitution, bolding that the articles of the association, assuming to themselves executive control of the entire railway traffic of Texas, has tended to create a monopoly, and is, there fore, void and contrary to section 2(5, article 1, of the State constitution, forbidding monopolies, and that the articles ot the association, giving exclusive control of the traffic affairs of parallel and competing lines is therefore void under section 5, article 1, of the State constitution. The Traffic Association, i y its attorneys, excepted to the ruling of the court, and gave notice of an appeal to the Supreme Court. A transcript will bo sent to the higher court without delay, and the decision will, it is thought, lie reached at the present term of tho Supreme Court. The association will continue business as usual uutil a final decision is reached. This is a case of great importance to the railroads of Texas. If the Supreme Court should sustain Judge Goitus’ decision it will have the effect of immediately disor ganizing all rates and through Texas traffic. SHERMAN'S BHOUTERS. A Claim that He will Have at Least 312 Votes on the First Ballot. Chicago, April 21. — A Washington special to the Daily News says: “Senator Sherman’s managers have made a pretty careful canvass in every section of the coun try, especially of the South, and aro pretty well enabled to make an approximation of the strength the Senator is likely to have in the convention on the first ballot. A number of Senator Sherman’s most effective friends were in consultation yesterday to count noses. They have figured in all the States and Territories, and make the Sena tor's approximate strength at this time 312, with 411 votes necessary to a choice. feel elated. “They feel a good deal encouraged over the action taken this week by the Ohio Republican Convention at Dayton, and are somewhat jubilant at the outlook. It is understood that there will be a conference held in this city soon of the principal work ers for Senator Suerman throughout tho country, and that an organization will bo formed for most effective work, such as was conducted in the last campaign for Blaiue. Mr. Sherman’s friends are going into the convention with a following that will stand solidly to their man as long as there is the slightest hope of his nomination, and he will have by far the greatest strength he has ever had in a convention.” RIVERS AND HAHBOR3. An Unsuccessful Attempt to Get More Money for Charleston. Washington, April 21.—1n tho House to-day, immediately after the reading of the journal, a contest for consideration arose between the special order, the home stead bill and the river and harbor bill. An attempt was made to arrive at an amicable aiTangeme.it whereby consideration of the special order should be postponed until May I but Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, fearing that the tariff bill aught be interfered with, interposed an objection. Finally the House refused, by a vote of 85 yeas to 126 nays, to consider the speciul order, and the House went into committee of the whole, wii h Mr. McMillan, of Tennessee, in the chair, on the river aud harbor bill. the estimates. In the course of the debate Mr. Cogswell, of Massachusetts, stated that the estimates ot the government engineers for tho im provement of rivors and harbors through out the country aggregated #160,000,000. The Chief Engineer bad cut that down to $40,000,000. The committee had reduced this estimate and brought in a bill aggre gating about 47 per cent. of (he estimates. An item of SIO,OOO was inserted fdr Im proving the breakwater at Port Jefferson, L. 1., and also one of $250,000 (on motion of Mr. Randal!) for the removal of islands in the Delaware river, between Philadel phia and Camden. NO INCKEASE FOR CHARLESTON. * Mr. Dibble, of South Carolina moved to increase from $530,000 to $500,000 the ap propriation for tho improvement of Charles ton (S. C.) harbor. Asa business proposi tion, bo submitted that the amount should be increased, as, owing to the pe uliar char acter of the work, much of the appropria tions were annually required to repair damages occasioned by the inadequacy of former appropriations, and to protect the work from the ravages of tlie ocean. The motion was lost. No other changes were made in the bill. The committee rose and the House, at 5 o’clock, adjourned. A Caucus on the larlff Debate. Washington, April 21.—A meeting of the Ways ami Means Corivnitt e has been called fi t Morvlay mo ning. It is the in tention of the Democratic memliersto carry out at that time the direction of the last caucus to consult with tlirir Republican colleagues as to the time to lie allowed for debate in the House on tho tariff bill, Chairman Mills says that there is abso lutely no foundation for the report that the revenue reformers do not desire a vote upon the tariff' bill before tho St. Louis conven tion. On the contrary, be says the revenue reformers will have passed the bill before the St. Louis convention meets. California's Election Contest. Washington, April 21.— The House Committee on Elections to-day resolved to report in favor of th • elui us of William Vandever to a seat in the House as Repre sentative of the Kixtli California district. Tho vote was unanimous with the exception of one Democratic member, who refrained from voting The returns show tuat Mr. Vandever received 18,259 votes, while Mr. Lynch, the contestant, had 18,204. A Stitch In Time. Washington, April 21.—This week's ab stract of sanitary reports, I-sue I from the office of tiie Surgeon General of the United States Marine Hospital Service, has tho fol lowing paragraph under the Florida head ing: “A Into In peetion at Micauopy, Plant City anil Bartow has prove I tho re cent existence of yellow fever there, and that several other points in the souther n nnd western portions of the State aro to be looked upon n* suspicious.” Albany's New Bank. Washington, April 21.— The First Na tional Bank of Albany, Oa., has Ireen authorized to commence business with a capital of $50,000. A New Cotton Factory for Aturusta. Danville, Va., April2l.—Another large cotton factory is soon to be eroded here, with a capacity of 02,000 yard* of cloth per and v GEORGIA'S MASS MEETING 8188 COUNTY FOR CLEVELAND AND REFORM. J. F. Hanson Fails In an Endeavor to Defeat Indorsement of the Tariff Re form Message —An Anti-Internal Revenue Clique Surprises the Cluy tonltes—Morgan and Thomas True Blue. Macon, Ga., April 21.—There was a big meeting of the Bibb Democracy at the court house to-day to select delegates to the Atlanta convention. It was exceedingly spicy for a while on account of the tariff wrangle that was lnjeAed into the pro ceedings. C. L. Bartlett nominated W. A. Davis for chairman of the meeting, ami J. E. Scho field, the leader of the Knights of Labor, nominated R. A. Nisbet, chairman of the executive committee. Mr. Schofield charged that tho nomination of Mr. Davis meant a cut and dried programme, aud he was there to see that delegates should be chosen un trammeled bv the sontimout of any ring or clique. Mr. Bartlett repudiated the insinua tion indignantly. DAVIS WITHDRAWN. There was tlie prospect of a lively squall which was happily averted by the with drawal by Mr. Davis of bis name. When the meeting had beeu duly organ ized W. Dessau introduced a sot of resolu tions indorsing President Cleveland’s Ad ministration in general, and his tariff mes sage in particular. They also condemned the existence of the surplus and suggested its reduction by tariff reformation. J. F. Hanson offered as a substitute a resolution declaring that the meeting recog nized the Chicago platform of 1884 as tho authoritative utterance of the National Democracy upon the question of Federal taxation and revenues. HOW FAR HE WOULD GO. He said that he was willing to indorse tho portion of Mr. Dessau’s resolutions iu refe-erica to the general policy of the ad ministration, but that heobjected to the in dorsement of the tariff message. In tho course of his remarks ho said ttiat the real contest in the country was the method of taxation. All agree that tho surplus is too large and should be reduced, but bow is tho question. Tlie Chicago platform of 1884 recited the fact that from the foundation of the government tho custom house bad been the chief source of raising the reve nue. Ho challenged any gentleman present to show that any party, or faction of any party, ever advocated a system of internal Federal taxation unless the exigencies of the case demanded it. COL. HARDEMAN DECLARES HIMSELF. Loud calls were made for Thomas Harde man. That gentleman arose and said that as he was a Federal office holder, subject to civil service rules, which be considered a humbug, he would not make an address. Lest, also, his motives aud remarks would In impugned and misconstrued, he would take occasion, however, to say that be did not indorse President Cleveland’s views entirely on the tariff, and ho desired to place himself on record as a Federal officeholder as being opposed to the internal revenue and would vote against it to morrow, but tho success of the Demo cratic party was paramount and was above every other question, and he was willing to make his own views subordinate to the good of the party. DESSAU WINS. Mr. Dessau sustained his resolution. J. P. Ross made a motion to lay Maj. Hanson’s amendment on the tale. On the vote it was tabled by a large ma jority. The Desseau resolutions were then adopted unanimously. The delegates were then selected as fol lows: W. A. Davis, R. E. Park. C. L. Bart lett, John McGpolrick, Amos Suborn, F. H. Richardson, W. H. Felton, M. Mussbmnn, S T. Coleman, 8. B. Price, J. E. Schofield, and C. W. Howard. TRICKERY IN CLAYTON. At the mass meeting to-day of tho Demo cratic party of Clayton county, called to elect delegates to the Atlanta convention May 9, there was a slim attendance, due to tho fact that it had been generally con ceded that there would be no opposition to Cleveland and tariff reform. Tne tariff re formers, however, were treated to a sur prise when, upon assembling, thov found a clique Assembled determined upon resolu tions demanding a repeal of the internal revenue only. The clique carried their point. Clayton county has made a break. There is strong talk to-night of having an indignation meeting. There can bo no doubt but nine-tenths of the Democrats in Clayton are for tariff reform, but they did not think it necessary to turn out. MORGAN ALL SOLID. Madison, Ga., April 21 —At a mass meeting held to-day resolutions strongly favoring tariff reform were adopted. Presi dent Cleveland and his message were in dorsed, as was Senator Colquitt. Tho dele gate sup pointed are Judge A. M. Speer, W. D. Barker, T. P. O.bbs and J. J. Sturgis. A resolution was passed indorsing Congress man Carlton for a second term. THOMAS ENDORSES CLEVELAND. Thomasvillk, Ga., April 21.—The Dem ocracy of this county held their first mass meeting of 1888 here to-day. C. P. Hansell, John Triplett, H. SV. Hopkins, S. G. Mc- Lendon, N. R. Hpengler, A. C. Stephenson, Alexander R. Jonps, G. M. Bullock, R. P. Doss and Walter Rod ieubury were elected delegates. Resolutions ware passed endors ing President Cleveland's administration. DEMOCRACY’S CLUBS. A Meeting of Their Representatives Held at New York. New York, April 21.— AIout 50 repre sentatives of Democratic clubs throughout the country mot in executive session to-ilay at the Hoffman House. The gathering was presided over by Frederick R Coudert. A committee was appointed to draft a plan of organization of tho National Leagiio of Democratic Clubs. The members of the committoe ronsist of Norton Chase, of Albany, N. Y.; Fuller Lee, of Brooklyn; J. P. Bartlett, of Man Chester, N. H.; Charles Ogden, of Omaun, and J. Quincy, of Boston. The committee went immediately nt work. Repiesenta tlvos were present of the Denioor.u lechirs of Atlanta, Ga.; Albany, N. Y.; Manches ter, N. H.; Covington, Ky. ; Omaha, Buf falo, Denver, Brooklyn, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Concord, N. H.; Providence, R. I.; Newark, N J.; Wilmington. Del.: Hartford, Conn.; East Saginaw, Mien., ana other places. WORK OF THE DAY. The whole afternoon meeting of the delegates was occupied with discussion of the reports of ti.e cominiteee on the plan of organization, and the voto upon tho place for the holding of tho convention of tlie national organization. The final vote stood 10 for Baltimore and 9 for Chicago as the place for holding the convention. Among the resolutions adopted was one indorsing the Mills tariff bill, and another authorizing the Executive Committee to appoint, a committee to appear before the Committee on Resolutions at the St. Louis Democratic National Convention. This ac tion is, however, left to the di cretion of the Executive Committee. The time for holding the convention at Rnltimore was not definitely fixed. It was decided, how ever, that it should lie held between Juneßs and July 15, at the discretion of the Execu tive Committee. A social reception was given by the Young Men’s Democratic Club to-night at the Hoffman House to the visit ing delegates. The proceedings were en tirely of a social character. GEORGIA'S CAPITAL CITY. Capture of a Fugitive-Sam Small Coming to Savannah. Atlanta, (la., April 21. —ln tho latter part of March an account was sent to the Mousing News of the embezzlement of $175 by John Hawkins, assistant postmaster at Newberry S. C., on March 84. A copy of the News fell into the hands of Dr. King Wylly, of Sanford, Fla., who read the story of Hawkins' crookedness. Before leaving the Newberry post office Hawkins had made out a post office order for SIOO, payable at Sanford, Fla. He never applied for the money at Sanford in person, but by some means having found out that l)r. King Wylly was a substantial citizen of that place h" in dorsed the post office order to Dr. Wylly, and enclosed It in a letter to the doctor, stating that he had expected to go to San ford, but it was inconvenient for him to go there, and requesting him to collect the order and send the proceeds to Pensacola by express, after deducting enough to pay the expense of sending the money. SMELLED A MOUSE. Dr. Wylly received tho letter after ho had read of Hawkins’ crookedness in the News, and instead of complying with the request, lie told the Postmaster at Kan ford that he had better bold the money. Inspec tor Simpson, of Atlanta, was notified at cnee, aid the inspector, who had been looking for Hawkins in Florida, was sent to Pensacola to shadow tho express office there. In a few days tho express agent there received a letter requesting him to forward the SIOO to New Orleans when it came. In the meantime Mr. Simpson had secured a photograph and description of llawkins. Armed with this evidence to identify the man the inspector shadowed the express office in New Orleans, and when Hawkins went there lost night to inquire for his SIOO he was arrested. The inspector inis never lost sight of Hawkins since he left Newberry and his vigilance is well Illustrated in the story of tho capture. SAM SMALT, COMING. Barn Small expects to speak in Savannah soon on his third party. Prof. George W. Lyon, a well-known citizen here, about 50 years of age, was adjudged insane by Ordinary Calhoun to-day. Ho is well known in Fultonoounty, having been born and reared on South river, about six miles from the city. A year ago lost February he left Atlanta for Nebraska, where his mind iwcame unsettled on account of a long spell of sickness. Upon recovering he was sound in every particular except on the suhjocts of music anil religion. WONDERFUL GIFTS CLAIMED. He said God had come to him and had imparted to him a wonderful insight Into music and had unloosened his tongue and given him power over every known lan guage. He claimed that God Imd given him the iiower of imparting this gift to others, and this lie was continually endeavoring to do. He was living with his brother, James A. Lyon, and would worry him nearly to death preaching and singing. On one co rn ion lie preached for mx hours without intermission, and t en fought with the strength of a giant when un attempt was made to overpower him. Ho succeeded in freeing himself and t hen preached for three additional hours. Ho was recently brought home. AMONG THE ATHENIANS. A Soldiers’ Homo Advocated—Death’s Dart—The River Mystery. 1 Athens, Ga. , April 21. —The Confederate Survivors’ Association of this city h Id a meeting this afternoon at the Council chamber. In tho absence of th President, H. H. Carlton, Maj. J. E. Rich presided, with Edwin D. Newton as secretary. Among the resolutions adopted was one to ask the Legislature of Georgia to establish a soldiers’ home at a suitable place for dis abled and infirm ex-Confederate veterans. Great preparations are being made for Memorial day and the parade will be the largest seen in Athens in many years. Capt. James G’Farrel will no marshal of the day. The veil of mystery still hangs over the suspicious finding of a bottle of morphine in a hat on the Oconee river tho other day. An old man living near Athens on the Dan villo road is reported missing, but it is hardly probable that he has cast himself into the river. Simon Marks, an old and esteemed citi zen and promiuei t Israelite, died this morn ing at his residence on Lumpkin street, of heart disease. Mr. Marks had been engaged in the mercantile business for many ycais but lately, on account of feeble health, had turned his store over to his son. BUSINESS OF THE BAPTISTS. Great Interest Manifested by the Members of the Convention. Brunswick, Oa., April 21. —The Baptist Convention continued its work to-day, de voting itself especially to the consideration of the mission and educational needs of tho church. The interest of the members is very marked in the work of the convention and the needs of the church. Tho city pulpits, where requests have 1 eii-ii made, will tie filled to-morrow from the ranks of the convention. A memorial service to the memory of Dr. I’. 11. Mell, the distinguished divine and educator, will lie held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock, which wiii bo extremely In tel esting. A delegation will go to Way cross to-mor row morning to dedicate the new Baptist church at that place. The dedicatory ser mon will be preached, by request of the members, by Rev. A. C. Ward, of Dah lonrga, who’ was pastor of the church some years since. EACH TOM BLAMES THE OTHER. Two Negroes Arrested for Rocking Trains at Calhoun. Calhoun, April 21. —For months past the night freight passing here at 11 o’clock has from time to time tieen rocked. On April 5 Conductor Beall was struck with a rock and his mouth considerably bruised and his lip badly cut. The Railroad Com pany offered a reward of $25, and Monday Sinclair Mims had four negroes arrester!, ad on trial two of them —Tom Green and Torn Adams—were bouud over, and in de fault of bond were jailed. Each Tom says tho other Tom did tho ris king. It is thought that there are more Toms, Dicks and Harrys yet to be heard from in regard to this and breaking switch locks, etc. j PRICE $lO A YEAR. 1 SCENTS A COPY. f AN IXCEN DIARFS TORCH WINONA FIRMS LOSE $250,000, with $90,000 Insurance. A Restaurant the Birthplace of the Conflagration—The Flames Spread With t. rent Rapidity—A Full List of tho Sufferers, Wltn the Amounts Of their Losses ancl Insurance. New Orleans, April 21.—A special from inona, Miss., to the Picayune says: This afternoon fire broke out in Bsnachi'* restaurant on Summit street, arid spread so rapidly that in a short time every business house on both sides of the street, and two thirds of the business houses on Front street, were consumed. The following are the principal losers: Lnssrs. Ins. City Hotel $ H.OUO $ Ward it Atkins, druggists 11,000 5.000 H. Artmaus 4,000 2,700 Barnell <S Hawkius 15,000 7,500 A. Mitchell . 1. ltd tHO Levy &Cos 91,000 11,500 R. M. Bond 3.600 1,300 J. Harris 3,000 Morrow A Young 7,000 4,000 lloluion &Cos 6,00# 4,()00 Times MX) J. J. Campbell. 1,500 Atken & Fletcher 90,000 2,(00 F. lb Einreich 5,n00 2.0>i0 M. C. .S’ S. C. Bailey 8,000 7,000 Post Office roo ]SO William Folks 7,u00 5,0)0 C. H. Campbell's Bank Building B,oft) 2,000 Masonic Lodge 2,(00 1,200 8. A. Hammons 8.000 1,500 Me Leon & Mathews ,iX)O 4,000 A. Oeutrech 3,6 ix) —- M. Levy (1,000 2,000 11. 1). Sully 4,'00 8,000 Moore & Turner 4,000 1,500 Hill & Dart 13,"00 k.ftx) Houston Hotel ... 1,500 500 P. Lewis 1,500 600 J. G. Purnell 9,000 Bridge forth 5.0C0 Mrs IC. W. Dillon lAOO 1,000 11. F. Hunger 2,000 1,300 Tho losses will probably aggregate $250,000. The total insurance is ul<out SOO,OOO. No residence! were burned. The lire is believod to have been of incendiary origin. A It LAZE AT EAU CLAIRE. Minneapolis, Minn., April 21.—The fac tory and warehouse of the E iu Claire Sash and Door Company, at Eau Claire, WR., was burned to-night. The loss is SIOO,OOO and the insurance $60,000. MISSING FROM T .E CURB. Two Bucket Shop Brokers of PhiladeU phla Take Leg Ball. Philadelphia, Pa,, April 21.—1 t was learned to-day that Pierson Throckmorton and John Chandler, comprising the firm of Throckmorton & Chandler, grain and stock brokers, at No. 38 South Fourth street, hava been missing from the city for several day* and that they have left txibind them an indebtedness of SB,OOO to $12,00J. The firm has been in busbies* less than a year ami it is said that tne two members, who are both young men, formerly did business in Chicago. They were arrested here in December last along with several firms charged with main tain ingagambling house, or a “bucket shop.” Throckmorton & Chandler Ret no the defence that their transactions were legiti mate.. They entered $BlBl bail and a few days later resumed business. There was no further interference on the part of the police authorities, and the firm has been doing quite a large business. Their in debtedness, however, lx v> distributed that only two or three c: Miters are heavy losers, the largest amount put up by any one person being $2,100. DEATH DUE TO A CRANK. A Woman Dies In Childbirth Under a Faith Doctor's Prayers. Boston, April 21.—The town of Medford is excited over the death of Mrs. Lottie A. James and her i.ew-born child Friday morn ing Mrs. Connor, mother of Mrs. James, practices the cure of diseases by prayer, or by the method of the Christian scientist. The husband of the dead woman is away from home on business, and it appears thud no midwife or physician other than Airs. Connor was called till both mother ana child were dead. Dr. J. L. Coffin was then summoned, and after iuq lring into the facts, insisted upon have ing an autopsy. The town physician, who assisted in the autopsy, Staton that it showed that the mother and child were perfectly healthy, and that with the care which should have licen given by a common nurse, both would have been alive. Nothing whatever appears to have been done for tho child. It is probable that Medical Exam iner Dureil will institute legal proceeding* against Mrs. Connor. FAMILIES IN A FEUD. Three Lives Reported Lost In tho Wllda of Tennessee. Chicago, April 31.—A dispatch from Knoxville, Tenn., says: “A seriesof battle* have lieen fought in the last few days be< tween the Jones and Green families in Han cock county, and several are reported wou ded, two very seriously. Some two months ago Dick Green killed Jones. Green was on his way to church with his baby in his arms when he was assaulted by Jones, He pulled bis pistol, shot Jones dead in his tracks and went on to o urch. He was lodged iu jail last week, gave bond and was released. Sunday morn ing he was attacked in a field by some of the Jones family, tho father and two broth ers of the deceased. Tom Gicen was badly wounded, and yesterday tho war was re newed, and it is reported that one of the Greens and oue of tho Jones were shot. Both sides are heavily armed and It is im possible to make arrests." DEATH IN A CLOUD OF STEAM. An 18-inch Main Breaks in a Cotton Mill In Rhone Island. Providence, R. 1., April 21.—8 y th breaking of a part of an 18-inch steam main at the Natick mill of Messrs. B. B. $ It. Knight this morniDg George H. Down ing, Chief Inspector of Piping, was in. stand v killed, and John Rice, a watchman, who was sitting 100 feet away, was badly scald* and. The inside ol the building waj badly wrecked. The cause is not clear, as only eighty pounds of pressure was on and the pipe had beeu tested to 400 pounds. Oleomargarine in Hotels. Springfield, 0., April 21.—Thom** Dugan and C. A. Blerd, prominent hotel proj*-ietont, have been fined SSO and costs cacti and sentenced to ten davs in Jail, for using oleomargarine on their tables without posting notice in the dining rooms. Ready for Quarantine Duty. Fortress Monroe, Va., April 21.—Th steamer J. M. Woodward arrived from Washington to day and reported to Sui geo* Urquhart, of the marine hoepital service, for quarantine duty at the capes.