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i J. H. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor. ( ANSLAVISTS IN POWER. CSSO-GERMAN WAR RUMORS ARE FLYING IN THE AIR. Belief that the Czar would Join Sands With France in Case a War Ministry is Chosen by the Gauls— The Crown Prince’s Strictness as a Soldier. ipyright 1888 by New York Associated Pre.u.l Berlin, May s.—The Emperor’s sleep is unbroken for several hours toward jrning. It was the best sleep ho has en fed for many weeks, and he awoke from with a good appetite and in good spirits. i asked the physicians if he would be able enjoy the open air, but the doctors, after lding a consultation, decided the negative. The Emperor jed with his family and this afternoon 5k a long rest and slept for a considerable ne. His temperature remains almost rroal. Though his fever has abated, his quietude regarding the slowness of the .urn of his strength does not lessen. UNABLE TO WALK. His attempts to walk yesterday and to y proved his utter weakness in the limbs. > could not walk a step, though he was le to stand occasionally. The danger is, it in the event of a re-occurrence of the sis, with his powers of resistance reduced a minimum, there will be no chance for n to survive long. l’ho alumum canula now used has been a sitive relief, as during the nights since it is first inserted, the Emperor’s fits of ighing have decreased. On Thursday i Emperor had five attacks of ughing which required cleansing the ca la. Yesterday he had only tnree such acks. HIS DAILY ROUTINE. He does no more than is necessary of icial work, and relieves the tedium by anging his apartment. He is wheeled im his bedroom to the hall under the pola, where he receives oral reports, ence to his study, whore he spends some ne reading, and thence to his’ bed room, sere he rests. His condition is certainly a credit to Dr. ackenzie, and everything indicates that e Emperor has again entered upon a pa id of comparative freedom from the worst mptoms of his malady, which have hither been followed by an increasingly danger is crisis. Dr. Mackenzie will not take a iliday until the Emperor is able to venture ito the open air. The weather grows ariner daily. A cottage will be erected . the Schloss Park for the Emperor’s spe al comfort, which will be his first place of THE CROWN PRINCE. The Crown Prince, though absorbed in is extensive duties, confers with the Em rcss daily, apart from his visit to his father, his marked change in the Crown Prince’s [“meaner was coincident with the visit of ueen Victoria, whose success in coneili tiug him uroves to be more enduring than •as anticipated. The Crown Prince's at ,-ntion to the details of military m itters is vinced in an order to the brigade under is command as to what tunos the bands lall henceforth play on the march, hey must not be borrowed from peras, but must ba the old time tunes for lerly played when going to war or on a riumphant return therefrom. Above all e recommends the march entering Paris, he “Organ March” and the “Hohenfried eig March.” NUPTIALS POSTPONED. The marriage of Prince Henry and Prin css Irene, of Hesse, which was fixed for ljis month, has been postponed until July. The return of Prince Bismarck’s rheuma ism has shown the advisability of an early esort to Eras, but the condition of the Em ipror still forbids his leaving his post. The resurrection of the Panslavist party n Russia has reawakened alarm in official ircles. The Czar’s reinstatement of Gen. iogdanovich in his former position in the tussian service has not an isolated proof hat. the open adoption of an offensive policy pproaches. REVIVING THE SOCIETIES. The Czar’s assent to a revival of the Slav associations, which were closed ten years go under an edict of the late Czar, has tee nobtained. Gen. Schernoiff will become ’resident, and a kindred association, the o called “Slav Committee of Charity,” vith Gen. Ignatieff as President, will iffiliate, thus forming a formidable body, unbracing both wealth and energy. The ivowed aim is to incite insurrection among be Slav people, and increase the agitation mtil Russia comes into possession of Con itantinople. It is impossible that the sud den reappearance of the three foremost men of the Slavonic party is a mere coincidence. GERMANY’S LOW GROWL. Gen. Bogdanovich’s promotion might have been due to the influence of hisfriend, Gen. Pobedonotseff, with the Czar, but simultaneous with the appearance of Gen. Bogdanovich and Gens. Tchernaiff and Ignatieff there is warning of the coming tempest in the unmistakable revival of the hostility of the German semi-official press, | preceded by a distinct change in the atti tude of Prince Bismarck toward the Czar. The Cologne Gazette , suggests that Pan slavism has grown mightier than tho Czar himself, and may force hi- hand, and cause him to enter into a fighting alliance with France. LOOKING FOR SQUALLS. The Official Gazette of Berlin interprets the position in a similar way. It is believed that t lie war party has convinced the Czar teat the next French elections will return a J'_ ar ministry, and that Russia ought to Ti, eat *y ** co-operate with France, liie renewal of the press campaign against Russia is unjustiy/attributed to a desire to frustrate the new Russian loan. M. Roel ereau, Director of the Comtoir d’ Esconipte, between which concern and the Russian government negotiations for a loan nave l eased, returned to Paris a month ago, siuee which time Russia has made no over- J uies in any quarter. A general advance Bos set in since the better promise of the Lmperor’s condition in the foreign stock at present on the Bourse. EGYPTIAN SECURITIES. I he Egyptian new loan closed Arm to-day “1 J 8.25, and Egyptian unified bonds, which were recently ignored here, are now dealt largely i n . Bourse expects an immediate issue of o’,'Jw,ooo marks of Prussian consols, part of which is wanted to meet expenses mcuried on account of the recent floods. foe sensation of tbe week lias been the 'mure of manufacturer Heinrich Huffer, wnoso works were at Creuinitzchan The vent attracts attention beyond its intrinsic uportance as a result of the tariff meas- JfC's of Russia. Owing to tho Russian im- G lr L duties on cotton stuffs, Herr nurrer had to pay enormous ms to carry on his business. Tho full in lri!' an* or Russian roubles increased his '*>*. I lio firm will probably lie converted “stock company. The failure has I Usf- u German traders to ask whether there “ l)ssiblo profit in the Russian business, manufacturers must seek other markets. IMPORTS OF COAL. The imports of coal from Russian-Poland K*ur mto the Prussian provinces in const- quence of low railroad freights. The Si lesian miners are agitating the subject of an import, and the government is likely to ac cede to their requests. The reports of the iron and steel indus tries are good, causing a rapid rise in shares. The only bad feature is the absence of orders from America. Deputy von Schoenerer’s trial was opened in Vienna yesterday and is fol lowed with interest in both Austria and Germany. Gen. von Schoenerer is the leader of the anti-Semitic movement in Austria. He is charged with forcing his way into, the office of the New Wiener Tagblatt and assaulting the editor. A KNOCK DOWN FIGHT. Gen. von Schoenerer and twelve other members of his party, becoming enraged by reading two special editions of that paper on March 8, one announcing and the other contradicting the death of Emperor Willianj, entered the office at midnight and ordered the editors tojtheir knees to beg par don for the insult to Germany. The edi tors refused and a fight with fists ensued, in which Gen. von Schoenerer’s party were worsted. The prosecution demanded that the accused be sentenced to pay a fine and to serve a two year’s term in prison. The law permits imprisonment of from one to five years. The Socialist fund for the aid of the family of Herr Hasenclever, a member of the Reichstag who became insane last winter, exceeds 14,000 marks. The doctors report that the mania of Herr Hasenclever is lessening. The shoemakers’ strike in Berlin is ex tending. There are now 5,200 workmen out. The employers are weakening, and a number of them are ready to accede to the demands of their men for an increase of wages. Carl Schurz is making arrangements for a banquet at tho Kaiserhof Hotel, at which will assemble leading men in politics, science and literature. NO POLITICS FROM ROME. Meetings of Protest to be Held Throughout Erin To-Day. Dublin, May 5. —Meetings will he held throughout West Clare to-morrow protest ing against the papal rescript on the ground that the Pope is ignorant of the sufferings of the people of Ireland. The Freeman's Jon rnal says that at tha request of the Catholic members of Parlia ment the Lord Mayor of Dublin convened a meeting to-day for the purpose of discuss ing the Rope’s rescript. Resolutions were adopted concerning the statements by which the Pope justifies the rescript, and assuring the Pope of the unalterable attachment to him in his spiritual capacity, but firmly, respectfully, and emphatically refusing to recognize His right to intervene in Irish politics. BRITAIN’S DEFENSE BILL. Increased Powers Proposed to Meet War Emergencies. London, May 5. —The British national defense bill, which the government will offer in Parliament, provides for facilitat ing the summoning of the yeoman and volunteers, and gives the government precedence on railways for naval and mili tary purposes, without being obliged to go to the extreme step of taking possession of the roads. It also empowers them to make requisition for horses and vehicles, for which the country shall determine the recompense. GILLIG’S EXCHANGE. A Plan to Pay Up and Reconstruct the Concern. London, May 5. —The court has ordered an adjournment anil hearing of the petition to liquidate the affairs of tho American Ex change in Europe, with a view to tho re construction of the concern. The counsel for the Exchange announced that it had prepared a scheme of reconstruction, and believed that it would be aide to raise suffi cient money to pay everybody. The credi tors’ counsel agreed to the proposition, provided that it the scheme of reconstruc tion is not realized, the liquidation pro ceedings shall not bo opposed at the next hearing of the case. MOROCCO RECONSIDERS. The Sultan Again Geta Down From His High Horae. Tangier, May s.—The Sultan has agreed to submit the differences between his gov ernment and the United States government to arbitration on the following terms: The differences shall be settled by an arbitration court; the Moorish government promises that no time shall be specified for tiie pay ment of persona! or individual claims, debts or amounts due on credit. The condi tion that the umpire’s decision shall he subject to the Sultan’s approval is with drawn. PUNISHED FOit ASSAULTB. Two Austrians Pay tho Penalty of Attacking Editors. Vienna, May 5. —Deputy von Schoenerer, who was charged with having forced his way into the office of the New Weinor Tagblatt , and assaulted the editors, has been deprived of his title and sentenced to four months imprisonment at hard labor, with compulsory fasts on certain days, liis accomplice, Gerstgrasser, has been sentenced to two months imprisonment at hard labor, with compulsory fasts. Bulgaria’s Ruler. Sofia, May s.—Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria has arrived at Tirnova cn his tour. At a banquet given there in his honor Prince Ferdinand made a vigorous address, in which he said that the Bulgarian forces were centered on one idea of inde pendence. Gladstone on the Situation. London, May 6. — Mr. Gladstone, in a letter, says the schism of the dissidents, the great question of Ireland, and the second ary, though highly important, question of the weakened powers of Liberalism, have proved more disastrous than he could an ticipate. Cbolora in Madrid. London, May 4.— A Madrid dispatch say 6: "An epidemic prevails ithis city. It is feared that the disease is of a choleraic nature, and its spread is attributed to the extreme heat and the drinking of impure milk.” To Enforce the Sunday Law. Columbus, 0., May s.— Judge Pugh, of the Common Pleas Court, yesterday granted the application of the law and Order Ixiague for a peremptory writ of man damus, compelling the board of police commissioners to enforce the Sunday law. At Anchor Off New Orleans. New CHILEANS. May s. —The Gulf squad ron, Admiral Luce commanding, which ar rived at Port Eads last night, is now at anchor in front of the city. A CO EDEN CLUB CLINCH. THREE MEMBERS CF THE HOUSE NEARLY HAVE A FIGHT. Mr. Woodburn, of Nevada, Stirs Up Bad Blood by an Allusion to Mayor Hewitt, which Mr. Bryce Resents— Mr. Brumm Takes a Hand In tho Squabble. Washington, May 4. —The House to day went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Mr. Wheeler concluded his speech, which was begun yesterday, with an eloquent tribute to the grandeur and freedom of the American republic. Mr. Bland, of Missouri, referring to Mr. Burrows’speech, in which that gentleman spoke of the Mills bill as a bantling without acknowledged parentage, criticized the gen tlemen on the other side for not having virility and manhood enough to present a bantling of any character. He bitterly opposed tbe protection system, denied that it was the cause of the progress of the coun try and inveighed against trusts, which he denounced as evils directly traceable to the high tariff. Mr. Woodburn, of Nevada, controverted tbe claim of the Democrats that their party was the friend of the laboring man, and bitterly denouncing the policy—which, ho said, was outlined by the Mills bill —of sur rendering American markets and American labor to the free traders of Great Britain. AMERICANS IN THE COBDKN CLUB. Turning his attention to the Cobden Club Mr. Woodburn said that it was an associa tion of British manufacturers for the avowed purposes of destroying the protec tive tariff system of America, and to facilitate the sale of British goods in American markets. It bos established agencies in New York and Chicago for the distribution of a British free trade docu ment (political canvasses of this country). On the roll of membership appeared the names of dukes and earls, marquises and lords, peers, and counts and princes. He held in his hand a list of the members of the Cobden club on January X, 1888, and on the back of the book of record was the motto of the club, “ Free Trade, good will among nations and God save tho Queen.” He proceeded to read the list of members and caused much amusement by sandwich ing the names of untitled American mem bers between those of earls and dukes. Among the American names which he read were these of Senators Beck and Vance, Secretaries Bayard and Endicott, William R. Morrison and Speaker Carlisle. no republican a member. In reply to questions, he said: “There is not a Republican to-day in public life on the roll of membership of the Cobden Club.” [Applause.] He said the present British Chief Secretary for Ireland, Mr. Balfour, is a member, and he appealed to the adopted citizens of Irish birth not to assist in perpetuating in power the party whose leading members voted for Cobden free trade. Cobden free trade meant that tha parliamentary independence of Ireland ■was entirely valueless. Could ttiey still cling to a party, existing on an empty, but attractive sound, that held out as a shining example of its confidence, the patriotism and liberality of an ex-member of the House who basely apologized to the British Minister at Wash ington for his contemptible duplicity in in troducing a resolution of inquiry as to tho legality of the trial of an American citizen, condemned and executed by a British jury and British court? He referred to A. S. Hewitt, the Democratic Mayor of the Democratic city of New York. FISTICUFFS IMMINENT. As Mr. Woodburn concluded speaking, Mr. Bryce, of Now .Jersey-, crossed the main aisle, and excitedly denounced as a misrep resentation Mr. Woodburn’s allusions to A. S. Hewitt. Mr. Wo dburn—l have said nothing but what I can prove. . “I say it is false,” exclaimed Mr. Bryce. Several Republicans stated that what Mr. Woodburn bad said was a matter of record and a matter of notoriety. Mr. Brumm, of Pennsylvania, who was seated within a foot or two of Mr. Bryce, suddenly plunged into the controversy, and shaking his finger in front of Mr. Bryce’s face, said: “Mr. Hewitt acknowledged it on the floor of the House, and apologized for it. I offered a resolution to investigate it. So when you say tnat this man [referring to Mr. Woodburn] says an untruth, you say what is false.” Iu a moment the House was in a state of groat confusion, and members crowded around tbe two gentlemen, who facing one another, continued an angry colloquy, which was, however, not intelligible. a CRY for order. “If there is power in this House to have order,” cried Mr. Buchanan, of New Jer sey, “1 demand order. Let the gentlemen go out into ttie lobby.” “In Hie Senate of toe United States?” queriea Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, in an in formation seeking tone, which set the House in a roar, and which poured oil upon the troubled waters, for in a few moments, Messrs. Bryce and Brumm were seated to g. tiler and talking amicably. Mr. Bynum, of Indiana, said that when the gentleman from Nevada (Mr. Wood burn) was 1 calling the list of members of tho Cobden Club be had propounded to him a question as to whether President Garfield, when ho lived, was not a member of the Coliden Club, as well as Murat Halstead. The gentleman had responded that, no Re publican living was a member of that club. Mr. Buchanan interrupted to declare that Mr. Woodburn had been incorrectly quoted. What he did sav was that no prominent Republican in public life was a member of the club. THEY’RE. ON TIIE LIST. Mr. Bvnum said that be hod a record of members of the Cobden Club, showing that Murat Halstead had been admitted in 1880. It showed tbe name of Hugh McCulloch, a former Republican Secretary of the Treas ury, admitted in 1871, Stanley Matthews admitted in 1875, a member of the United States Supreme Court. Hero are also toe names of Theodore Roosevelt and C. W. Field, and a numbor of others. “I will not read them, because tho gentlemen would denounce them as mugwumps.’’ Mr. Buchanan—Most of them arc. Mr. Bynuin—President Garfield’s name appears in t o publication of 1871 as being admitted in 1809. Messrs. Bayne and Boutelle said that Mr. Garfield’s election was without his knowl edge, and that he had refused to become a member. Mr. McCormick, of Pennsylvania, took the floor and devoted himself largely to a criticism of the lumber sections of the bill. POPULAR SENTIMENT. Mr. Rockdale, of Mississippi, defended toe bill and recounted the considerations which bod assisted him in arriving at tho conclusion that reform was necessary. As an indication of pop lar sentiment in the matter, he stated that in the last campaign the Democracy had pronounced for reform in the tariff, while tho Republican leader was a well known exponent of the princi ples of protection. Tbe committee then rose and the house, at 5:30 o’clock, adjourned. SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, MAY 6, 1888. To-day was tho twelfth day of the tariff ] debate, and the ninth of the seventeen which were agreed upon as the limitation, after the discussion bad run for three days without an agreement. Eight days more of the seventeen remain. Aside from night sessions (when only one Republican spoke), the time has been remarkably evenly divided between tbe friends and opponents of the bill, its friends havftig consumed twenty-six hours and forty minutes, while the opponents have spoken for twenty-six hours and thirty-two minutes. Democrats to Caucus. Washington, May s.—Representative Cox, chairman of the Democratic caucus, has issued a call for a caucus of the Demo cratic members of the House of Representa tives, to be hold on Wednesday evening next, for the purpose of considering what amendments shali be made to the tariff bill now pending. % PROTECTION PETS. The Manufacturers’ Club of Philadel phia Holds a Meeting. Philadelphia, May 5.—A mass meeeing was hold to-night in the Academy of Music, tinder the auspices of the Manufacturers’ Club, to protest against the passage by Congress of the Mills tariff bill. The large building was crowded and ' the remarks of the speakers were enthusiastically applaudod. The prin cipal speakers were Congressmen William McKinley, of Ohio, Jobu D. Long, of Massachusetts, and William D. Kelley, of this city, who advocated in vigorous terms a continuance of the policy of protection to American industries and home labor. Resolutions embodying these sentiments were unanimously adopted. • Cheers for Blaine were frequent through out the meeting, and the slightest mention of Maine’s statesman by any of the speakers, was met with demonstrative applause. s4l 000 IN BILLS STOLEN. Brown Paper Substituted in a Pack ego for Redemption. Washington, May 15. —A discovery was made at the Treasury Department to-day which it isthought points to a defalcation at the American Exchange National Bank of New York. The express company iu mak ing its usual deliveries of national bank notes forwarded for redemption, submitted a package from the bank named. It bore tbe usual label and seals and purported to contain $41,0X). POORLY PACKED. In handling it, however, one of the Treas ury experts found that it was not alto gether right, and it was temporarily laid aside. Packages containing notes for re demption are usually made up in a most compact manner, but this particular one, while of the right sizs for the amount it purported to contain, didn’t seem to be closely packed and yielded readily to hand pressure. stuffed with brown paper. It was subsequently opened in the pres ence of the officers of the Express Company and found to contain nothing but brown paper. An examination of the sealed label also disclosed the fact that it had been neatly cut from the original place and pasted ou a bogus package. The' Treasurer refused to receive the puck age, and notified the bank accordingly. The impression at the department is that the hank put up the money for transmission to the department, but delayed forwarding it, and tnat while in its custody the package was abstracted and another put iu its place, bearing all the marks aud appearance of the original pack age. ___ LIGHT DEr LS IN BONDS The Offers and the Acceptances Llm . ited to Small Amounts. Washington, May 5. —Tho offers for the sale of bonds to the government received by Secretary Fairchild tc-day were as fol lows: 4s, coupon, $25,01)0 at 127; 4s, regis tered, $100,(XX) at 120%, $9,000 at 126%, $3,300 at 126)4, SIO,OOO at 120%, $20,000 at 127, $20,000 at 127%; 4%5, registered: $5,000 ut 107%; 4%5, coupon, $21,000 at 107%. Total offerings $213,300. The Secretary of the Treasury this afternoon accepted $38,300 in bonds in small lots at 120% for 4s, and 107% for 4%5. The following offers were received after the regular opening, but wore not accepted: $750,000 4%5, registered at 107%; $25,000 4s, coupon, at 125; $150,000 4s, registered at 127. A statement prepared at tho Treasury Department shows that the total amount of bonds purchased to date under tho circular of April 17 is $10,405,40), of which $0,305,- 450 are 4s and $4,189,950 are 4%s> The to tal cost of those bonds was $13,473,047, of which $7,904,677 were paid for 4s and $4,508,370 for 4%5. If the bonds purchased had been allowed to run to maturity, the interest thereon would have amounted to $3,506,042 more than their purchase price, including the pre mium. Of this interest-saving $3,195,969 is on 4 per cents, and $310,073 on 4%5. ELEVATED TO A ) ARCHBISHOPRIC Bishop Ireland Given Charge of Min nesota and Dakota. St. Paul, May s.—The Northwestern Chronicle formally announces Bishop Ire land’s elevation to archbishop, with juris diction over Minnesota and Dakota. Min nesota will Im> divided into three dioceses, a now one being organized in Southern Minnesota, and Dakota into two. Bishop Reidenbusn, of Ht. Cloud, will lie retained in his present position, whilo Father Mc- Gallich, of Minneapolis, and Father Cotters, of Winona, .are likely to be elevated. Father Hhanley, of the cathedral, is first i 11 line of elevation in Rt. Paul, though Arch bishop Ireland will have tbe directorate of the city. LIGHTNING IN A SCHOOL. A Boy Killed While Explaining an Example at tbe Blackboard. Cleveland, 0., May s.—Lightning struck a country school house in Delaware county yesterday ufternoon. John Bowers, aged 12, who was at the blackboard ex plaining an example in arithmetic, was instantly killed, the electric fluid passing down his upraised arms to his body. The teacher anil twenty scholars were thrown from their chairs and benches to the floor, remaining unconscious for nearly half an hour. A Committeeman and a BUI. Washington, May s.—ln the House to day the Speaker announced the appoint ment of Mr. Seymour, of Michigan, as a member of tho Committee on Claims, in place of Mr. Clioadle, of Indiana, resigned. On motion of Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, tiie bill was passed authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Tennessee river at Knoxville, Tenn. Supt. Nash Resigns. Washington, May 5.—F. E. Nash, Gen eral Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service, has tendered to the Postmaster General his resignation, to take effect when bis successor is appointed. BLAINE IS IN THE RACE. CHAIRMAN JONES TELLS JUST WHERE HE STANDS. He Won’t Make an Aggressive Can vass, but would Accept if Nominated by the Convention Discredit Thrown on the Reliability of the Philadel phia Times’ Story. Pittsburg, Pa., May 5. —Emmons Blaine was in this city this morning en route to Chicago. In an interview with a Chroni cle-Telegraph reporter, he said, that the Philadelphia Times' story was nows to him, but lie refused to say anything further. He received a letter from his father dated Rome a few days ago. The letter stated t hat the writer was in the best of health, and intended leaving for Genoa in a short time, and from there would go to Nice by coach. CHAIRMAN JONES’ DENIAL. In an interview to-day Chairman Jones, of the Nuiioiml Republican Executive Com mittee, said that so far as Mr. Blaine’s health was concerned he was as well as he ordinarily is, barring a slight cold. “Some of the stories told about linn,” said he, “are absurd. To group some of them into one general denial I may say that Mr. Biaine has not decided to be a candidate. Ho has not asked his friends to make an aggressive niovemont in his behalf. He lias not written any let ters declining a nomination the second time, and it is not true that he will be on tho ocean and out of roach of the telegraph when the Chicago convention is in session. DURATION OF HIS TRIP. “Mr. Blaine said he desired to remain abroad two years, but. feared he would not be able to do so. 1 would not bo surprised to hear that ho was coming next, mouth, or that lie would stay away until next year. No time has as yot been fixed for his return. There is no denying the fact that over since the declination there has been a growing sentiment among the Republicans that Mr, Blainu should accept the leadership of the party in the next great battle. STRENGTH OF THE MOVEMENT. “This movement tins great strength nnd will be a powerful, if not the most power ful element in the next convention. I do not t hink that it is the intention of Mr. Blaine to comoout squarely for any candi date, or to plumply aslt his friends to support John Smith, or John Jones. He is only human, and may, of course, say ‘So and-'o is my friend, and I would like to see him nominated,’ and such an expression would huve great weight.” WHITELAW REID’S COMMENTS. New Y'ork, May 5. —“The comment in to-day’s Tribune reflects my sentiments ex actly.” said Whitolaw Reid, the editor, to a reporter of the World, as he pointed to the paragraph. It, t-aid that the story of the Philadelphia limes correspondent was like all the recent stuff about Mr. Blaine’s dread ful state of lioallh, chiefly bosh. Mr. Reid said: “I do not know that I need say any more. Thoro is nothing in tho story.” “Do you know, Mr. Reid, whether Mr. Blaine has written lately to any of bis friends In this city on the Presidential question?” “Not to my knowledge. In fact, the only letters I have seen or heard of from him since the Florence letter have abso lutely refrained from any reference what ever to political questions.” Kentucky's Primaries. Louisville, May s.—Demonratio pri maries have been held throughout the Rtate to-day to select delegates to the State con vention at Lexington, May 16. Resolutions favoring President Cleveland were gener ally adopted. Those nominated for dele gates at large to St. Louis are Senator Blackburn, Congressman Breckinridge, ex- Gov. Knott, and Henry Watterson. Gcv. Rusk lor President. Milwaukee. Wrs., May 4. —The Repub licans of the Fourth Congressional district to-day elected delegates to the Republican National Convention. Resolutions were passed indorsing Gov. Rusk for President. RAIN WORTH MILLIONS. Threatened Disaster In California Averted by Water From the Clouds. Chicago, May 5. —A dispatch from Han Francisco says: “The outlook for crops three days ago and now is strangely dif ferent. A rain storm which was general throughout the State, and which fell yes tcnlay morning, was worth millions of dol lars to California. The fall was light, but sufficient to snve late sown grain. In general it may be said that tho rain came in just the right time, and that the harvest will now meet with reasonable expecta tions.” RAIN badly needed. Charleston, 8. C., May s.—The ques tion of water is becoming a serious one, not only in tlm city but in the surrounding farm lands. It is admitted that there never has beon a bet ter promise for the truck farms of Charleston than at this season. With favorabio seasons for the next fort night it is estimated that there will not be an acre of farm lauds in this vicinity which will yield less than seventy-five barrels of potatoes, while many fields will yield from 80 to 100 barrels. Tho fail ure of the Virginia crops in consequence of tho late spring frosts makes this crop especially valuable. The entire crop, how ever, is now threatened by drought. There has not been any rain of consequence here in over six weeks, and the crops are suffer ing terribly iu consequence. IJnle s n heavy rainfall comes within ten days, the damage to this place by loss of crops will amount to over SIOO,OOO. STATE BOARDS OF HEALTH. A Resolution Favoring Government Control of the Quarantine Service. Cincinnati, 0., May s.—The National Conference of State Boards of Health, Dr. J. M. McCormack, of Kentucky, presiding, and Dr. C. O. Probst, of Ohio, Secretary, is now in session here. To-day was spent in discussing the resolution offered by Dr. Benjamin Lee, of Philadelphia, that the conference recogufzing the failure of the local authorities to administer quarantine effectually in a large number of cases, re spectfully urges upon the National Govern ment the duty of assuming control of quar antine at all ports of entry. Th# vote was postponed to Monday. l ILFERERB IN A POBT OFFICE. A Couple of Newbury Officiate Peeping From Behind the Bars. Newbury, Mich., May s.—Fred J. Htew art, Treasurer of Luce county, and post master of this place, was arrested by the United .States authorities yesterday, with his deputy, C. W. Hons, editor of the New bury News, on a charge of embezzlement. United Stated Commissioner Stacy held them under $2,000 bonds each, which they were unable to furnish. The amount of the shortage is said to he $1,200 SANDERSVILLE ON FIRE. Losses of SIOO,OOO, With Only $20,- 000 Insurance. Tennille, Ga., May s.—The business portion of Sandersville is a heap of smould ering ruins. Last night about 11 o’clock tire originated in the small grocery store of Castellaw & Ilro., on Harris street. The cause of the fire is unknown. The flumes spread rapidly, and liy 2 o’clock the entire block from McCarty’s store to Haines’ Hall was a mass of flame. The lire crossed Haines street, and consumed the buildings occupied by Talliaferro & Jones and Boyer & Whitaker, running as far as the residence of Mr. Pringle. Commencing at McCarty’s I rick store they extended down Harris street as far ns Mr. Pringle’s residence, and running back on Haines street as far as the residences of Mrs. Cohen and J. A. Robson. A WOEFUL ASPECT. The town presents a woeful aspect. Some of the goods from the stores were carried out into the streets, which presented a scene of utter confusion. The following is a list of the losers: Loss. ins. W. H. McCarthy & Cos., store and residence $ 80,000 $ 10,000 tv. E. Watkins * Cos., store 4,000 J. D. Newman & Bro., store .. 7,000 2,000 P. Happ'ft Sons ,4 Cos., two stores and residence of Mrs. Ilapp 80,000 4,000 C. I. liuggan Son, store 2,000 K. M. Castellaw 500 V. Jackson 2,000 A. Mathis, drug store and build ing 6,000 Adams & liro 2,000 Wiler Harris 2,000 Talliaferro ,4 Jones 2,000 M 11. Berry 3,000 . ... Holt & Bro 8,000 These losses are only estimated. A LARGE AGGREGATE. One hundred thousand dollars would not cover the actual losses. The total insurance is about $20,000. liy t he most strenuous efforts tho Randors ville Hotel, Gilmore House, Watkins’ Hall and Mr. Pringle's residence were saved. Loring R. Clayton fell from a ladder in the hotel, but was not seriously injured. Business is of course completely pros trated nnd telegraphic communication cut off, tho office being destroyed in McCarty’s store. Tho usual amount of plundering was done, and much was lost in this way. Andrew J. Kennedy, traveling salesman for Dunlap &. Wortham, of Macon, was seriously burned about the head and face. GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY. A Negro Shot Without Provocation— The Political Outlook. Atlanta, Ga., May 6.—Groaning as of sonio oue in distress attracted the attention of’ Detective Cason at the Union depot this morning, and upon entering the officer found a negro man lying &pon a bench with a bloody bandage over his right eye. The negro gave his name as John Crldler, and stated that he had been shot by another negro ou the East Tennessee road, in the Roulh Bend district. Crldler was taken to police headquarters, where he told his story in full. He bad beon in Capt. Lewis’ squarl, aud while going to work this morning he saw a negro sitting in the “shack” playing with two pistols. NO EXCUSE FOR SHOOTING. He asked the owner of tho weapons to let him look ut one of them, and tbe reply was “ you I’ll let you have want's in them.” A shot from one of tho pistols fol lowed 'the words, and Cridler staggered back with a ball in his head. The bullet mitered just under his right cheek bone, and ranging upwards lodged behind the eye ball. Capt. 1 jew is’ squad physician, Dr. D. Moury, was summoned, and at the requett of Capt. Lewis, brought the negro to the city for the purpose of sending him to Griffin, where ms relatives live. Dr. Moury upon learning that the negro had been taken to tho (silice station house, called there anil probed the wound. The negro who did tiie shooting was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Green. He gave his name as Hainuel Cole, aud stated that the shooting was accidental. Cridler’s wound is a dan gerous one, and may prove fatal. SENATOR COLQUITT IN TOWN. Senator Colquitt arrived this morning from Washington and will remain over to lie present at tbe Democratic State Con vention Wednesday. Congressman Crisp passed through tho city texiay on his way to Americas. The indications here are that tho convention of Wednesday will bring togi.ther the most representative body of Democrats that has assembled in convention for years. Mrs. Ally, a white woman living on Brick street, dropped dond this morning from an apoplectic fit. The coroner ren dered a verdict accordingly. The Democratic Tariff Reform Club of Atlanta mt t this afternoon and appointed a committee to secure headquarters at the Kimbail House during the Democratic Convention. All tariff reformers will bo marie welcome anil Senator Colquitt will be present on special invitat tfin. AUGUSTA’S EXPOSITION, Charles S. Hill, Commissioner of] the United States Exhibits. Augusta, Ga., May s. —Charles 8. Hill, of Washington, has been appointed Com missioner of the United Ktates exhibits at ths National Exposition to be held in Augusta from Oct. 10 to Nov. 17. The government exhibits will form tho principal feature of the ex hibition. Ton thousand dollars has been appropriated for horse races during the ex p sition. T. C. Del sum, of Mobile, lias been appointed sii|ieriute:iclent of tbe military portion of the exposition, and several bun fired tents have been engaged for the sol diers’ encampment, which will lie a promi nent feature in the celebration. Cappa’s Seventh Regiment Band has also been en gaged- A Freight Train Wrecked. Montezuma, Ga., May 5. —Tbe south bound freight train from Macon, due here at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, was wrecked four miles east of here, twelve cars being thrown from tho track, breaking them up badly. Nobody was hurt, but tbe track was torn up for a considerable dis tance and was not repairer! before night. Passenger trains are transferring at the wreck with but little delay. Macon County's Sunday Schools. Montezuma, Ga., May s.— The Macon County .Sunday School Association met In annual convention at the Baptist church hero yesterday. The following schools were represented: Grangervillo; Garden Valley; Pine Level; Ogletboroe; Montezuma, Meth odist and Baptist: Mai-stiallville, Methodist and Baptist, and Kpaliliug. The convention was largely attended, and the exercises wore very interesting. "A Malicious Canard.” Chicago, May 15.—K. H. Ureenleaf, Su perintendent of the Jacksonville and .South eastern railway, telegraphs to the associ ated pres* under date of Jacksonville, Ills., May 5, as follows: “Thereport published in the morning (tapers of a collision on the Jacksonville and Southeastern 1 ailroad, stat ing that three were killed and many others seriously injured, is a malicious canard.” I PRICE $lO A YEAR. I 1 6CENTS A COPY, f A WOMAN CRANK IN A BOX SHE CAUSES A SENSATION IN THIS METHODIST CONFERENCE. The Introductory Devotional Exer cises Interrupted by Her Desire to bo Heard on the Admission of Women -The Proceedings of the Day’s Session. New York. May 5. — This was the fifth day of the general conference of the Metho dist Episcopal church and it was presided over by Bishop Hurst. The devotional ex ercises were led by Rev. J. E. Wilson, South Carolina. The last sound of the hymn had scarcely died away when a shrill voice sang out “may I have permission to speak.” Prayer was about being offered. All became hushed and hundreds of eyes were turned towards the first box to the right, on the second row. A fine looking middle aged lady stood up in the box and looked straight at, tho presiding bishop. Two othor ladies in the same box endeavored to restrain her. The woman refused to be 3uiet, and made strenuous efforts to gain le ear of the chairman. The chief ustier came on the scene and tried to control the lady. He told her that a friend wished to see her in the lobby. “Let me have my say,” she said, “I have no friends here and I want to speak on this question of woman’* rights iu this conference. LED OUT BY THE USHER. The usher, however, succeeded in getting her into the lobby, and the delegates breathed easier. Bbe walked up Broadway after reaching the street, vowing that, she would come back again before the close of the session, and make a s|>eeoh on tha woman question. Rhe refused to give her name. The Ixix she attempted to s|>enlc from Is rented by I)r. Gwyndolls, of Phila delphia. The ladies in tho box did not] know who the “crank” was, and said that she entered the box without being invited. I)r, Buckley, of New York, who was shut off in his speech yesterday, through the expiration of time, was entitled to tha floor this morning, and continued ex plaining why ho opiswes the admission of women to the conference. He, however, gave up the floor, and the Committee ou Rules and Order presented their report. GEN. FIHKE’B advocacy. Gen. Clinton B. Fiskeof the New Jersey delegation, succeeded iu gaining the floor to speak on the amendment, to the report of too committee on the eligibility of women, the subject that has been before the body for tho past two days In beginning his address he said: “Whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder.” The General took tho side of women and said the c inference would lie much improved m its general features bv having women take part in the debates. iDuring the General’s speech a voice in one of tho galleries occa sionally shouted “Glory to God.” Gen. Flake is the comedian of the conference, and his remarks arc generally greeted with laughter. About thirty delegates Jump to their feet when the chairman's gavei announces the expiration of time. After several speeches had been made on both sides of the question, Rev. Dr. O. H. Moore, President of Denver University, was recognized. He said he wanted to sea women in the conference, but he wanted to see them enter with proper credentials. ANOTHER SUBSTITUTE. In closing, l>r. Moore offered a substitute to all previous substitutes. It was to the effect that as th# eligibility of women os lay delegates aad been (fjalienged on con stitutional grounds it was of the utmost im portance, and, no doubt, should exist in re gard to tiie introduction of women, without giving interpretation to the rule of tha church, and disclaiming all intention of es tablishing a precedent by the action now proposed by the resolution. The substitute further provided that during the month of October, 1890, a general elec tion shall bo held in each church and that all of the nmmbors lie called upon to vote cither for or against tho admission of women ns lay delegates. The election shall lie held under direction of tho preacher and If it is determined by this vote to ad mit women, the second restriction rule shall be amended so as to read “men or women.” Should a majority of the church be in favor of the admission of women as lay delegates then tlie general conference in 1892 can complete tiie change. The sub stitute boro tbe signatures of David H. Moore, Benjamin St. John, Frey and Wil liam Kwlndelle. SPRINGING A BURPIUBR. Unexpectedly Rev. A. C. Pendleton moved the previous question. The motion was recorded, and it looked as if the ques tion would be settled then and there. Con siderable excitement existed while the vote was being taken. When the announcement was made it was discovered that the motion was lost. The voto stood: 132 ayes to 180 nays. • The debate then proceeded. After soma desultory discussion, an adjournment was had till Monday. BLOODSHED AVERTED. Tha Lowndes County Negroes Over whelmed by the Troops. Montgomery, Ala., May 4. —The troope returned from the scene of the trouble in laiw ndes county at 4 o’clock this afternoon. They left everything quiot. They assisted the sheriff in ar resting a number of n. groes for whom warrants were out. There was great fear of trouble and every indication of it from tbe fight of Friday, in which two deputy sheriffs were sh t. The presence of the troops hail a good effect aII around, and after being on the grounds some hours nnd marching fifteen miles they were withdrawn at the request of Col. Jones, the commander of the troope and the sheriff of tiie counter, PEACE NOW PROBABLE It is thought that the trouble Is all over, and that everything will be in the usual jsinceful attitude. The deputies who were shot, are doing well, and one of them was on duty today. It is not known that any negroes were hurt during the trouble. Thera would have Imsmi uo difficulty but for re sistance 011 the part of some negroes to the arrest of some of their number for whom wai rants had been issued, and for their threats to resort to dreadful extremities. SUING THE TERMINAL Morton, Bliss & Cos. Want the Overdue Interest on their Bonds Paid. New York, May s.— Suit was entered in United States Circuit Court to-day by Morton, Bliss & Cos., against the Richmond & West Point Terminal Railway and Ware house Company, as holders of the controling interest or tbe North Carolina railway bond--. Morton, Bliss & Cos. hold $1,500,000 of the bonds,on which no interest has been paid for several years, and ask that $6,336,000 com mon and preferred stock held by the Rich mond Terminal Company bo sold and the payment be applied to pay the overdue coupons, with interest. An injunction Is asked restraining the defendants from transferring or interfering with the stock, pending tbe decision of the suit.