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They had arranged to reaffirm the tariff clause of 1884, and to add a moderate indorsement of the President’s tariff message, with a long paragraph explanatory of the Democratic party’s position on the tariff. Mr. Scott had also consented to let Mr. Gorman have the honor of the chair manship of the platform committee. Con gressman Scott yielded to this compromise in behalf of hßrmony, and through a desire to bring all the disaffected elements of the party into full sympathy with the admin istration, but to-day the truce was declared off. FEARS OF TRICKERY. Messrs. Gorman, Barnum and their high tariff sympathisers were more active in visiting the iutluential men of various delegations than was relished by Mr. Scott. There were signs that the high tariff men were preparing to steal a march on the other wings of the party. Mr. Scott was incensed at the selection of ex-Mayor Cooper, a strong pro tectionist, as the New York representative on the committee. From the other side Mr. Scott was subjected to great pressure, Messrs. Morrison and Watterson calling on him and insisting that no compromise, how ever small the concession involved, should be made, and the agreement between Messrs. Scott and Gorman was finally declared off, and Mr. Watterson, who haa been a candi date for permanent chairman was put for ward as the candidate of the tariff reform people for chairman of the platform com mittee. He was opposed liy Mr. Gorman, but the committee chose Mr. Watterson by the close rote of 22 to 20. A change of one vote would have given a victory to the op ponents of the administration’s policy. It is generally predicted that to-morrow the committee will c include its labors. THURMAN'S TRIUMPH. But Very Little Doubt of His Nomina tion for Second Place. St. Louis, June 5. Nobody is able to perceive a contingency likely to thi ow the convention into a struggle over the vice presidency. Gov. Gray’s friends have all along had two grounds of hope that they might eventually win. One of these was the attitude of the Ohio delegation, ami it is a singular fact that the movement to bring “the old Roman” from his retirement came near being strangled in his own state. It is claimed that a majority of the Ohio delegation are ready agaiust Judge Thurman to this day, and are only accepting him because the country is fairly forcing him upon them. Ohio was brought over to the Thur man standard Monday night, and to-day the delegation, having perceived that his nomination was inevitable, p issed a Thur man resolution, much stronger and more satisfactory than the one of Monday night. HOPES OF THE GRAY MEN. The Gray men also had some hopes that by making a courageous stand they could hold in line the friends of all the other can didates, thus preventing Judge Thurman’s get;ing two-thirds on the first ballot but the unit rule has been adopted by tho Thur man majority in six or eight of the states, notably Michigan, New York, Pennsyl vania and Tennessee, thus forcing the minority to help swell the votes for the favorite and practically destroying the last hope of the supporters of Gov. Gray. There have been rumors of combinations to bring (Speaker Carlisle or Postmaster General Dickinson into the contest, but the friends or both deny that any effort is baing made in their behalf. Senator Voorhees says the question whether Gov. Gray’s name shall he placed in nomination is to be decided to-morrow morning. OHIO WON’T BE A UNIT. One Delegate Who Will Not Vote for Thurman Under Any Circumstances. St. Louis, June 5.—-Notwithstanding the fact that the Ohio delegation received the Indiana men last night with open arms, but with the cold consolation that Judge Thur man must aud would roceivo the forty-six votes of the Buckeye state as a unit, it was anybody’s fight this morning. Tho delegation went into a prolonged session during the afternoon and passed resolution after resolution of indorsement. Still there were members who would not fall into line. Robert Blee held back a long time, nnd it required the adoption of the unit rule to lead him from his opposition. No sooner bad this rule been adopted than John Brady was on his feet. Ho said: “Gentlemen you may adopt any rule you like, but 1 came from Cincinnati in opposition to Judge Thurman. You may throw me out of this caucus or intimate that my presence is uot desired, and I will stay out, but neverthe less I will go to the conven iou and take my scat as a delegate, and when the Stato is called I will vote against Thurman.” This determination caused confusion, and there were dire threats but to no purpose. Finally a resolution was adopted releasing Mr. Brady from the unit rule, and ho will act independently. In convention he was more cautious, but still opposition showed itself in his remarks. “I will do my fighting in the convention, but when I can not win there, I will go home as iliave done many times before, and during the cam paign will work and fight just as hard for the democracy as ever before.” Mr. Brady is one of the staunchest adherents of the Payne-McLean faction. DEMOCRACY’S CLUBS. The National League Improving Its Opportunity at St. Louis. St. Louis, Juno s.—The Democratic National league clubs, represented at the convention by E. B. Whitney, temporary secretary of the clubs, F. Kingsbury Curtis and R. G. Monroe of New York, entitles Ogden of Omaha. Bradley G. Schley of Milwaukee, Lewis Van Degrift of Wilming ton, Del., and Congressman Rush of Balti more, have established headqu triers ut the Laclede hotel, with the object of representing to the visiting democrats tho value of the orgaizstion anil the ol■ ject of the convention at Baltimore July 4. There are now about '2,000 members of the league in the city. Tho committees were given a hearing before the national committee this morning ou motion of Senator Gorman, mid Charles Ogden, of Omaha, chairman of the league committee, made a short statement of the object of the club and what it expected to accomplish. The object in visiting the national com mittee was to present to each state and territory in an authoritative way an invita tion to the Baltimore convention and to induce t! gentlemen to take interest in organizing clubs in their states aud in hav ing them represented in Baltimore. DAKOTA'S FIGHT. The Credentials Committee Decides In Favor of Gov. Church. St. Louis, June s.— lt took nearly four hours this evening for the committee on credentials to settle the faction fig.it in Dakota between the followers of Gov. Church and thoso of tbe Dakota member of the national cimmitteo, M. H. Day. Gov. Church won. It was purely a personal contest, having its origin away bock when Gov. Church was recommended for governor to President Cleveland by Mr. Day, who afterward sought to have someone else appointed in Gov. C'mrch’s stead. Col. \V. 8. Steele presented the case for Gov. Church iu a manner that seemed to take with t e committeemen. T. W. Bangs anti L. J. Walsh were the spokesmen for Mr. Day. A motion to divide tho delegation be tween the contestants being voted down, Mr. Day appealed for time to talk in behalf ofluraself. He wns given five minutes. Thon the committee went into executive session and voted by a large mujonty to sustain the Church delegates. This action, U. u understojd, mesas the depuual of Mi. Day as Dakota member of the national committee, and the appointment of Mr. Church as his successor. RECEIVING PLANKS. The Sub-Committee in Session Listen tenlng to Suggestions. St. Louis, June s.—The sub-committee of eleven having charge of the drafting of the platform, met in secret session at 7:30 o’clock to-night, and organized by the elec tion of Henry Watterson as chairman, and Gov. Sims of Mississippi as secretary. Mr. Watterson called Mr. Gorman to tho chair. About an hour was devoted to re oeiving resolutions and hearing brief argu ments in tir ir support. Ex-Mayor O’Brien of St. Paul presented the folio a ing resolution and spoke earnest ly in its support. Rcnolved , That a just consideration of the in terests of our foreign-born citizens requires that, the landing extradition treaty between the United Slates and Great Britain be carefully revised so as to provide for the surrender only of persons charged with crimes expressly esmed in such treaty, and that the provisions of tlie same shall in nowise extend to political or agrarian offenses. Mr. Clark of Texas addressed the com mittee at considerable length urging the insertion of a specific declaration in tho platform upon tha question of prohibition. He said that unless such a clause wore in serted in the resolutions as would indicate clearly the opposition of tho party to pro hibition legislation serious disaffection would result. Mr. Hurst of Nevada presented resolu tions favoring unlimited coinage of Ameri can silver and the issue of certificates for silver deposited in the national treas ury. Mr. Dumont of Louisiana presented a res olution favoring total or partial reduction of internal revenue taxa tion, and Mr. Turpie of Indiana presented a resolution, which created some merriment, favoring an amendment of the civil service laws so that worthy and well qualified applicants from tho victorious party lie selected for office. The committee t hen voted to go into execu tive session for consideration of the plat form. The sounds of music and the enthusiastic shouts of the marching dele gales under tho windows of the com mittee headquarters here caused a total Mispension of business, and finding it impossible to preserve order in the par lors of the iintioual committee, at 10:15 o’clock the sub-coinmittee removed to the quarters of toe Kings countv democrats in a more secluded portion of the Southern. Mr. Watterson says that the committee will doubtless sit all night, and the opinion of the members at this hour is that only their utmost exertions can enable them to report the platform to the meeting of the full committee at 9 o’clock to-morrow morning. Not a clause of it has yet been formally road or discussed by the sub-committee. A GORGEOUS PARADE Hundreds of Thousands of People Turn Out to Bee It. Rt. Louis, June 5.—A gorgeous parade of fully 80,000 uniformed democrats in pro cession was witnessed to-night by people in such numbers that they could be estimated only hy hundreds of thousands. Tho pro cession started at an early hour and was still moving at 10:40 o’clock. Before the march began Olive street, the thoroughfare leadingto the convention hall, was jammed for over a mile, [lavement, sidewalk, gut ters and stairways, with such a solid mass of human beings as perhaps never before gathered in any American city At short intervals over the entire distance great arches of flame lit up the scene and marked tho long vista. It was a spectacle of sur passing brilliancy. The street was only cleared sufficiently for the procession hy p unding a passage through the mob with trains of cable cars. Wild enthusiasm was evoked everywhere hy the display of Thurman bandanas among the marchers. First in the line came the grand marshal, Col. John i. Martin, and staff, followed by the lirst battalion of the Mi.-souri National Guard and the Murtnuduke Guards of Kansas City. DEMOCRATIC MARCHING CLUBS. A great hostjof semi-military fraternal associations next appeared, while in the succeeding division was contained political marching organizations hy the score, in cluding Tammany, the Hendricks associa tion of St. Louis, the Cleveland club of Ohio, Randall clubs of Pennsylvania, the Duckworth Club of Cincinnati, the Cook C unity (III.) Democratic club, the Iroquois of Chicago and the liawkeye dub of Bur lington, la. The next division contained a number of similar organizations, par ticularly the Kansas . City Democratic club 1,(100 strong, and the Topeka flambeau club, of Kansas. More marching clubs, each with a band of music, but nearly all local St. Louis associations, formed the bulk of the fifth division, while the sixth contained what was one of the features of the proces sion, a large body of veteran union soldiers. A magnificent display by the St. Louis fire department wound up the parade. WOULD CLEVELAND DECLINE? Tha Republic's Warning to the High Tariff Contingent, St. Louis; June s. —The Hepublic has a double-leaded editorial this morning on the subject of the tariff. It says: “The real motive of the efforts to prevent the incor poration of a definite and clearly expressed tariff reform plank in the Democratic plat form is hostility to President Cleveland. Of course there is a genuine desire on the part of the half breed democrats who train with the republicans to prevent any tampering with impost duties which afford protection to pools, trusts, “infant industries,” and other monopolies under whose exactions the great masses of the people groan and suffer. These halt-1 needs are hostile to President Cleveland because of his uncompromising position against tho maintenance of a war tariff. Whatever is done in this matter ot the platform should be done with eves wide open to the consequences, and we assert, again, what we asserted yesterday, that President Cleveland will reft ’so tostand on a platform which would proclaim to the country that his policy of tariff reform has been repudiated by his own party.” Henry Watterson will not allow his name to be presented as a candidate for permanent chairman of the convention, and lias in structed Gen. John B. Ca-tleinan, member of the committee on permanent organiza tion, to withdraw his name if presented lie lore tlie commit tee. VIRGINIA'S ANTI-MAHON KITES. Their State Committee in Soosion at Richmond. Richmond, Va., June s.— The anti Mahotie State Republican committee inet here to day. All the districts of the state except tho first were represented. An or ganization was perfected, with D. F. Hous ton ot Roanoke (previously elected) a chairman. Hon. H. Libbey of Hampton, Hon. James IX Brady of Pittsburg, and W. J. Chisholm of Roanoke were elected as mi executive commiitee. Tho remainder of tho day was spent in conferring about the liest plan of procedure to secure recognition m the national con vention at Chicago. They will claim to repreaont all the districts except the First and Fourth, the delegates in the eight other district* being elected in accordance with tho requirements of the national committee. The meeting was full, harmonious and resolute. Arkansas Democratic Convention. Little Rock. June s. —Tho Democratic Stats convention finished its work and adjourned this afternoon. Tlie convention appointed Gov. (S. P. Hughe* member of the Democrat io national executive com mittee. THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1888. BONDS OF THE DARK DAYS AN EFFORT TO HAVE THE REPU DIATED PAPER REDEEMED. Morton, Bliss & Cos. of New York Ad dress a Letter to tho Governor of North Carolina on the Subject—An Appeal to the Possible Political Influences of the Campaign. New York, June 5. —Another effort is being made to have the southern states re deem their repudiated bonds. The follow ing letter has tmen sent to the Governor of North Carolina in behalf of Morton, Bliss & Cos., who hold 500,000 worth (fac6 value) of the unredeemed and repudiated bonds of that State, suggest ing a plan to bring about a redemption of all these bonds of the southern states: New York, June 4, 1888. To the Hon. Alfred M. Scales , Governor of the State of North Carolina: Sir—The approaching popular canvass pre sents an opportune occasion to the defaulting states of the union for ranging themselves on the side of restored credit and increasing pros perity. To contribute to this result I have been remiested to address you on behalf of the holders of North Carolina special tax bonds, who have deposited their securities with the United States trust company for the purpose of effecting an equitable irrangement with that Utate. It will bo remembered that after the civil war a com mission. consisting of delegates from the south ern states uud representative sof their creditors, assembled in New York city to devise a plan for adjusting the public debts of those communities. The deliberations of that commission were instrumental in forwarding the settlements were effected with several defaulting states and tue results of its labors attracted large investment for the development of that section of the country. Subsequently new liabilities were contracted an l t he obligations then issued have since furnished the subjeci for hostile enact ments by the southern legislatures. The time has now ai ri .ed when the financial interests of those states impel r* change in this policy. The radical disregard of the rights of the bondholders arose in part from political hostility to the party which w.ts dominant when the securities were issued, and in part from the conductor some of the -t.de agents engaged in their negotiation. Whatever palliation may have then existed for this ad verse legislation, innocent investors have been the principal sufferers. Tlie sense of this injustice has had time to mature, and the equities of the bondholders nr*- no longer obscured by political or individual foldings. Moreover, t le condition of public affairs lias materially altered in the twenty years since the faith and credit of these states were pledged to the payment of their bonds. Industrial and uot partisan questions are now the subjects of political contests. The southern state* an* ide ti tled in national affairs with the promotion of a defined fiscal policy. The adoption of tins policy by the nation at large must naturally be influenced by the results which its promoters have achieved in the administrat iou of their own domestic finances. The meager development of the southern states is the visible result of their disregard of public contracts, and the consequent repulsion of capital. This practical outcome of tneir financial system does not commend the views of the tariff which they propound as the key note of national prosperity. The exponents of a financial reform cannot at tain success without the recognition of tlie force of contracts, the foundation of all industrial progress. There is another phase of this sub ject which should be equally potent with those who want the south to become an important factor in shaping the national policy. The southern states, acting in political unison, bid fair to l>e the most influential sin gle element in the federal councils. This position cannot be maintained by a section of the union that persists in defying the mandates of the constitution, for whatever doubts may arise concerning an effective pro cess for compelling ooedienco io the prohibi tion against laws impairing contracts, none can exist respecting the intrinsic force of moral obi gaiion pertaining to that prohibition. A section of the country which d#lil>erattdv nullities tho constitution cannot successfully aspire to dominate the national administration. No na tion has ever permitted such a political slur upon its own institutions. From the most selfish point of view the situation is too plain for argument. Conventions have lately lx*en held in several southern states to further various pi.ms of industrial development. These movements commence at the wrong cud. Capital cannot be temptml by the most glowing inducements presented by discredited coni inuni ties. Investors cannot be lieve that citizens who are continually voting destruction to their obligations as taxpayers will respect their individual liabilities. These statements are not made in any invidious sense toward the debtor states. The boudhold tm recognize that both parties to those contractu are entitled to consideration, while in the highest of form it may not be just f<r the creditors to insist n the full measure of their claims, neither is it admissible that the debtors should avoid their liabilities. Such a controversy is eminently susceptible of solution by arbitration. To that end lam authorized to make tUe following proposition: The executive of each defaulting state to appoint a delegate to meet a representative of the bondholders. The President to be requested to name an officer of the federal government who shall represent the large amount <-f soul born state bon as bold by the United States. Those agents to meet in New York and to submit tneir respective views of equitable Arrangements to a board of arbitration. This board to consist of three members, one to le chosen by the agents of the states and one by the agents of the bondholders, the third to be selected by the other two. The hoard of arbitration to mAke awards on fair terms of settlement of the non-interest paying debt of the states represented. The awards to be ratified by the proper authorities of the southern states and thereupon the debts to be funded upon the agreed basis. The bond holders are advised that a stoiig sentiment ex ists in the south favorable to the advancement of its prosperity by the above methods. Con certed action among the executives of the south may be appropriately initiated by a state with the historic prestige of North Can> lina fn conclusion, 1 may advert to the fact that the greater proportion of th * debts of these states has already been converted into interest-paying obligations The conversion of the amount still discredited would in the present condition of financial investments be promptly followed by the ndvanoemen t of sum hern enterprises in the credit centers of the world. Past experience demonstrates that the property-holders of the south, a> well as its laboring population, would be benefited by a re-itored credit to an extent fur beyond any ad ditional taxation. In lull confidence that these considerations will be potent with the able statesmen of the •outh, 1 have the honor to submit the foregoing proposition for an expres sion of your views and for appropriate action by the constituted authorities of the state. 1 am yours very respectfully. Ei >ward L. Andrews. OREGON’S ELECTION. The Republican Congressional Candl date Gets About 4,000 Malorlty. Portland, Orb., June s.— letter returns indicate that Hermans, rep., for Congress, is elected by 4,000 majority. Both house ■ of tho legislature will ba republican, stand ing on joint ballot republicans 00 and democrats about 24. Hermann’s majority in Multnomah county, which includes Portland, is 2,500. The prohibition vote was very small. The republicans made gains m every county in the state. lie democrats carry only two counties in the western half of the state. It is ihe 1 irg >t repub.ii a:i mij >ritv since theclo.-u of tho war, and is astonishing alike to the republicans and democrats. A still more siirpri-ing result is iu the returns for mein- IsTs of the legislature. There are 90 mem bers iu both houses, and of those tho repub licans have about 00 am! the democrats about 24. RAN UP THC STARS AND STRIPES. An American Sea Captain Defies the Newfoundland Police. St. John, N. F., Juno s. —This morning Capt. Higgins, of tho American banking schooner A. H. Knight, which had been seized here for violation of the bait act, charged with buying more bait than wns re quire! and selling it to the French, ordered liis lines to let go and m id t preparations to have a tug take tho vessel out of the har bor. Five policemen tried to arrest tho crew, and the American consul, Mr. Malloy, advised the captain to submit, but he re fused to do so aud ran up the American fl ig A strong force of police then arrived and arrested the captain and crew, who were brought before Judge Prow sc. Judge Prowso is trying the case. Nothing im portant was elicited to-day. Tho principal witness is expected to-morrow. TALK ABOUT THE TARIFF. Motions to Strike Out Free List Clauses Defeated. Washington. Juiv 5.—A demand for the regular cut off the usual “consent” business in the house this morning. Mr. Dibble of South Carolina, from the committee on public buildings, reported back the Allentown public building bill (vetoed by the President) with a recom rnendation that it be passed notwithstand ing the President’s action. It was placed on the calendar. Tho house then went into committee of tho whole on the tariff debate on the pend ing clause, “Wood manufactured, not specially enunierat and or provided for,” be ing limited to thirty minutes. a red bandana. As Mr. Springer took the chair,a reporter in the gallery waved a large red handker chief. Instantly there was an outburst of applause on the democratic side. While tlie chairman pounded the desk, Mr. Gros venor called his attention to the red hand kerchief, which he said had been mistaken by the democrats as a bandana from Ohio, while in fact it was a telegram from Ore gon. This sally and Mr. Parker’s statement taat it would be in better taste to use the handkerchief for the purpose for which it was originally intended,turned the laughter on tho other side. ORDER RESTORED. Finally the chair, by free use of the gavel and by reminding the members that the inly was not a political convention, socured order. Ujion the expiration of the debate Mr. Bayne’s motion to strike out tlie para graph was rejected, and the next pargraph: “Sawed boards, planks, and all other arti cles of sawed timber,” was considered. Mr. Hermann of Oregon presented to the democracy the compliments of Oregon and a message from her iioople, saying that Oregon had voted for protection by 3,U00 majority. [Applause.] Mr. Moffett moved to strike out the pend ing clause. Tue motion was rejected. a glance at the vote. Mr. Snowden of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Tarsney of Michigan, voted with the Repub hcans lit favor of the motion, and Mr. Ful ler of lowa voted with the Democrats agaiust it. So the clerk turned over the first page of tho bill and read tlie next cl: use of the freelist. "Hubs of wheels, posts, last blocks, wagon blocks, oar blocks, heading blocks and all like blocks or sticks, rough hewn or sawn,” which Mr. Bayne promptly moved to strike out. The motion was rejected by a party vote after a long debate. “.Staves of wood,” the sixteenth line of goods, was then taken up. After a long discussion Mr. Buchanan of New Jersey offered an amendment adding the words, “in the rough, straight and not shaved,” which was rejected. A LITTLE by play. Mr. Bayne remarked that the democrats did not appear to gather much satisfaction from perusal of the convention bulletins, and he therefore read a number of tele grams stiowing Republican gains in Oregon to the delegation of republicans. Mr. Lawler replied by reading a clipping from an Oregon paper denouncing high tariff as a humbug. An amendment to strike out the para graph was voted down and tU3 committee rose. The speaker pro tem laid before the house a message from the President returning without his approval tho bills for tlie ereo tionof public nuUdings at Bar Harbor, Me., and for the purchase of additional ground lor the building at Council Bluffs, la. The announcement of the veto of the first named bill was received with laughter by the republicans. Tho house then ad journed. SHERIDAN ABOUT THE SAME. Grave Anxiety Will ba Unavoidable Until There is a Decided Change. Washington, June 5.—A bulletin issued at (5 o’clock this morning said: At this hour Hen. .Sheridan is resting quietly, with pulse of lair volume, respiration 32 and temperature normal. The pulmonary trouble has been somewhat relieved. The congested condition of tbe stomach and bowels, which increase 1 thirty-six hours ago. was followed by a considerable hemorrhage from the stomach and bowels yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The shock of this was almost fatal, as it imme diately developed a return of grave heart fail ure. The most powerful restoratives were required to secure reaction. Since this was accomplished no fresh trouble has appeared. The heart bus rallied as promptly as could have beeu hoped, considering the organic disease present. The kidneys are acting better thau at any previous time. Tho amount of urine in the last twenty-four hours is forty-nine ounces. The nervous force show's serious depression ami the gravest anxiety must con tinue to be telt as to itsend in case of any further complications. The remedies and food are borne remarkably well. William Pepper, Robert M. O’Reilly, Washington Matthews, Chari.es B. Byrne, Henry C. Yarrow. Dr. Pepper left the house at 6:05 o’clock this morning to return to Philadelphia, having remained about three and a half hours, the longest visit yet made by him to the patient. DOZED AND SLEPT. The following bulletin was issued at 2 o’clock this afternoon: Gen. Sheridan has dozed and slept all the morning There have been two very slight hemorrhages from the stomach, which have not, apparent ly, weakened him. His pulse is 105" and or fair quality. His respiration Is easy. There is but little cough, with local expectora tion. The excretion from the kidneys is abun dant, and a chemical analysis shows It to be almost normal K M. O’Reilly, R. W. Matthews, Charles is. Byrne, H. C. Yarrow. A bulletin issued by Gen. Sheridan’s phy sician at 8 o’clock to-night says that for the time being there is a manifest improve ment in tiie general’s condition. CASH FOR THE ENVOYS. The Senate Again Considers the Con sular and Diplomatic BUI. Washington, June 5. —After ’routine business the senate to-day took up the diplo matic aud consular appropriation bill. Sev eral amendment* were adopted. The prin cipal ivere those transferring to the grade of envoys extraordinary, and ministers pleniootentiary, the ministers resident in Belgium, the Netherlands, Swe den and Norway, and Venezuela without change of salary ($7,500); inserting “minister resident and consul general in ( 'urea $7,500,” and transferring to tlie grade of minister resident and consui general the charge d'affaires to Paraguay and Uruguay without change of salary, $5,000. An item of $25,000 wns inserted for the salaries and expenses of n scientific com mission to investigate tho (’ongo basin. An amendment, offered by Mr. Call, to increase the salary of the minister resident and consul general to Paraguay and Uru guay from $5,000 to <7,500, started a lung debate, and was finally excluded on a point of oriier. A! r. Cali appealed, and the vote showed no quorum, so the bill went over, and the Senate adjourned at 3:50 o’clock. REVENUE CUTTERS ON PATROL. The Presldont Orders the Local Quar antine Authorities Aided. Washington, June 5. In order to as sist the local authorities in the maintenance of quarantine agiiinst the introduction of infectious diseases, the President has determined to establish by means of vessels of the revenue marine a national patrol of the coast of the United States, so far as may be practicable under the existing law and consuttent with the performance of the other duties confided to that service. Too Much Asked for Bonds. Washington, June s.—The bond offer ings to-day aggregated <151,000. All were rejected MADE HOMELESS BY FIRE BETWEEN 300 AND 450 HOUSES BURNED IN CANADA. Over 2,500 Persona Left Without a Roof Over Their Heads -The City Hall the Starting Place of the Con flagration—The Loss Probably SBOO,- 000, With Light Insurance. Ottawa, Out., June s.—This afternoon fire swept over wards Four and Five of the city of Hull, opposite the city of Ottawa, destroying between 300 and 450 houses, and rendering over 2,500 people homeless. Six or seven blocks are now a smouldering mass of ruins. The loss is hard to estimate. It may be $500,000, and possibly will reach SBOO,OOO. The insurance will not reach one fifth the amount of the loss. The fire broke out at about 3:45 o’clock in the city hall, situated in the center of the most populous portion of the city, and a raging wind served to spread the flames with remarkable rapidity. The fire brig ade was on the sjiot almost immediately, but the fire appliances were insufficient and the water pressure was very low. SPREAD OF THF. FLAMES. The building was soon a mass of flames, and the wind hurled* burning embers east ward across the square into a long block of wooden houses, which took lira at once. The fire then swept everything before it, spreading further east, and also extending northeast about ttiree blocks, and literally burnt itself out about half a mile from where it started. The area it traversed ex tends from City Hall square to Mcßae’s dock, outside the city limits. To-night hundreds of families are camped in the open air without shelter of any kind. Prompt measures for their relief have been taken, and matt rs are liable to be in good shape to-morrow. Tlie principal buildings burned, apart from fifteen or twenty stores and shops, were the city hall, Catholic church, a stoue structure worth $160,000, and a three-story stone presbytery and convent. The origin of the fire is unknown. COTTON MILLB BURNED. London, June 5. —The Hanover cotton mills, containing 15,000 spindles, were burned to-day. Throe hundred persons are thrown out of work. UNSER FRITZ AND BISMARCK. After an Audience the Chancellor Dines With the Empress. Pottsdam, June s.—Emperor Frederick passed a good night. He arose at 10 o’clock this morning and went out upon the terrace. He is without any headache. Prince Bismarck, after an audience of an hour with the emperor, lunched alone with the empress to-day. The emperor re mained in his room this afternoon. Tlie North German Gazette hints that the exercise of the emperor’s prerogative in forbidding the promulgation of the quin quennial parliament bill except under cer tain conditions does not involve the resig nation of the ministry, because, though the minority accepted the quinquennia bill, it did not condemn triennial parliaments. BOULANGER UNDER FIRE. A Majority of the Parisian Morning Papers Ridicule His Speech. Paris, June 5. —A majority of the morn ing papers regard Gen. Boulanger’s state ment of the policy which he outlined in his speech before the chamber yesterday as confused, contradictory and absurd. The Republican organs praise M. Fiouquet’s reply and express their belief that the de bate lias helped to concentrate the Republi can forces in the chamber. To Abandon the Land Bill. London, June 6, 4 a. m. —The Standard says that the Irish land bill has been abandoned, and that the government will substitute for it a bill continuing the land commission for three years, and increasing tho sum to be advanced under the Ashbuurn act. An Earthquake in Buenos Ayres. Buenos Ayres, June 5. —A heavy shock of earthquake was felt here at 12:14 o’clock this morning. It is not known whether any damage was done. Panama Lottery Bill Passed. Paris, June s.—The senate to-day passed the Panama lottery loan bill. SUICIDE IN A JAIL YARD. The Manager of a Shoe Company Has a Fatal Fit of Insanity. Richmond, V a., June 5. — G. B. George, manager of tl\e Joseph Davis shoe company of Lynn, Mass., contractors for convict labor in the Virginia penitentiary, com mitted suicide this morning in the peniten tiary yard bv shooting himself in the temple. Mr. George hail been in the habit of visiting the premises daily to witness the progress of the erection of the new build ings for a shoe factory which were to re place those destroyed l>y Are lust year, and this morning while in the yard he"asked one of the guards to let him look at his pistol. FIRED INTO HIS BRAIN. The guard handed him the weapon, end while the guard's attention was otherwise attracted, Mr. George placed the pistol to his head and fired the fatal shot. The act is attributed to temporary mental aberration. The deceased was 59 years old, a native of Massachusetts, and leaves a wife and son He has resided in Richmond since the Davis shoe company made a contract for convict labor, had mode many friends, and was held in high esteem by those who knew him. REPUBLICANS ON THE BENCH. Th New Political Complexion of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Chicaoo, Juno s.—Elections were held throughout Illinois yesterday for judges of the supreme court. The returns which ere nearly all in, show that the republican can didates, David J. Baker, Jacob VV. Wilkin, Joseph M. Bailey and Benjamin D. Magru der, were elected in the first, third, sixth and seventh districts; and John Scofield, democrat, the present incumbent in the second district. This makes the supreme !tench of Illinois republican for the first time in its history. RAILS REEKING WITH BLOOD. Eighteen Killed and Forty-One Injured bv the Derailing of a Train. City ok Mexico, June 5.—A railway ac cident occurred yesterday evening just out sido of Tampico, in which many lives were lost. A construction train was dernilod near a bridge by a cow and a donkey, which wore on the track. The train crashed through the bridge and went down an en ttankmen!. The (load and injured were brought in to-day. So far as known, eighteen were killed and forty-one injured. KILLED BY A BANK CASHIER. One Son of Ex-Gov. Porter of Tennessee Dead and Another Wounded. Nashville, Tb.nn., June 5.—A special to the American from Paris, Tenn., says; “Last evening D. Porter, son of ex-Gov. Porter, was shot and killed by Alexander B. White, cashier of the Commercial bank. Porter hud accosted White and motioned as if to draw his pistol. "Earlier in the evening Kennedy Porter, another son of the ex-governor, assaulted William Edmunds and shot him three times. His wounds are serious. KAnunds had shat Porter some months ago.” FLORIDA JURORS. Those Drawn to Serve in the United States Circuit Court. Jacksonville, Fla., June s.—Clerk P. Walter. Commissioner T. E. Buckman (county clerk), Marshal W. C. Bird and District Attorney R. M. Call met at the United States court room and drew from the registered voters of the northern dis trict of Florida the following named per sons to serve as jurors in the United States court at its next regular term, commencing Monday, Dec. 3, 1888. grand jury. J. M. Jones, Orange county: Alexander Martin, Roy Raney, 11. M. Emmerly, St. Johns county; W. H. Sanders, Watson Por ter, Alaeima county; W. S Sparr, Richard Ransom. George J. Mathews, Jr., Marion coumy; W. H. Rivers, Ene y P. Ward, Bradford county; C. Baldwin, Morris Weeks, Alfred White, D. J. Philips, Duval county; F. M. Douglas, Bakereounty; A. E. O’Giivie, C. W. C me, Nassau county; J. N. Thompson, John Fennel, Primus Bell, Put nam county :M. McC. Du bos, Hamilton county; J. W. Dytches, Sumter county. PETIT JURY. Thomas A. Knight, Bery M. Williams, Bradford county; Lawrence Davis, Charles Weeks, S. M. Mixon, T. B. Tillis, Alachua county; Samuel Clark, James Spencer, S. F. Hicks, Orange county; S. R. Brown, Angus Ayers, B. 11. Xu gen, W. L. Nugen, Lewis Leibner, W. H. Smith, Marion county; Moses Thomas. Paul Palmer, John 11. Brown, Barnett M. Baer, H. Ber lack, Tony Stevens, Randolph Balden, J. H. Kornnhrens, Jr., T. E. Bailey, Duval county; B. L. Morgan, J. IT. B. Gunners, Columbia county; .1. 11. Braddock, Silas Smith, J. H. Hotcnkiss, A. L. Davis, Put nam county; G. S. Hardee, Brevard county: H. H. Floyd, St. John’s county; J. B. Milam, Sumter coun y; W. H. Finn, Nas sau county; John Anderson, Volusia county; W. F. Higgmbotham, Duval couuty. PEPPERED WITH SHOT. The Sheriff of Ware County Puts a Desperado to Flight. Waycross, Ga., June s.—Henry Apple white, a desperate negro gambler who has been giving the hands at Burn’s turpentine still trouble, came into town to-day armed with a Winchester rifle. Upon Sheriff Henderson attempting to arrest him he re -1 treated to the woods near by. Tho sheriff and his deputy got a buggy and followed him, and when near their man he opened fire upon the officers. The sheriff replied with two barrels of nine buck shot each, so effectually peppering the desperado as to cause him to suddenly re treat across the woods and take cover be hind some box cars standing on a side track. He made his escane, but did so with much menace. He is doubtless badly wounded. The officers escaped unhurt. BLACKMAN MU3T HANG. The Sentence of the Superior Court of Schley County Affirmed. Atlanta, Ga., June 5. —In the Supreme court to-day the case of Charles Blackman vs. the state, was decided by the affirmation of the judgment of tlie superior court of Schloy county. That judgment was that Blackman was guilty of the murder of Stonewall Tondell about thro years ago. While Tondell, a whito man, was in his store at night with a light, he was assassi nated by someone who stood in the darkness outside and shot him through a window. From first to last, suspicion rested on Charles Blackman, a negro who had a grudge against Tondell, and though the evidence was all circum stantial, the court considered it strong enough to convict him. SHARES UNDER THE HAMMER Creditors of W. E. Lawton Purchasing All the Judgments. Atlanta, Ga., June 5. —Three thousand shares of stock, of the par value of $25, of the Gate City gas company were sold by the sheriff to-day at public outcry to satisfy judgments against W. E. Lawton, the absconding secretary and treasurer of that company. .Those judgments were in favor of New York parties and were procured here. The shares were bought by Harry Jackson, represent ing himself and associates, who have pur chased all the judgments against Lawton. The amount of these judgments is about $400,000. The stock brought $3 per share. There were no other bidders. COTTON MAKES A SMOKE, A Loss of $60,000 at Columbia With Insurance of $50,000. Columbia, S. C., June 5. —A cotton warehouse belonging to the South Carolina railway company, adjacent to the union depot, in this city, was burned to-night. The fire broke out at 7:30 o’clock. The warehouse was occupied b, Jones, Robert son & Cos., cotton dealers and fertilizer manufacturers, to whom most of the cotton belonged. Fourteen hundred bales were in the warehouse. The loss is $60,000. The insurance is about $50,000. Pensacola’s Electric Light Company. Pensacola, Fla., June s.—The Pensa cola electric light and power company, chartered by an act of the last legislature of Florida, was organized in this citv this morning by the election of the following named officers: u. R. Pitt, president; F. C. Brent, vice president; Ed Gale Guina, sec retary and treasurer; VV. A. Blount, 11. R. Pitt, W. A. Dalemberte, F. C. Brent and Ed Gale Guina, directors. The company has contracted with the Thompson-Houston electric company for a plant which w ill bo in operation by next October. The com pany will erect a brick building near Pitt’s mill for the accommodation of its engines and dynamos. Columbus Chapters. Columbus, Ga,. Juno s.—At the public sales to-day a large number of vacant lots, especially in the new territory, wore sold at good prices. The Columbus guards have decided to go to the St. Simons Island encampment and are drilling three times a week. The sacred opera -‘Ruth” was presented to a large audience to-night. The best musical and dramatic talent in the citv took part It was decidedly a succass. The costumes wero very fine. Thirty-five voices were in the chorus. The Babtist church benefits by the entertainment. Georgians at Gettysburg. Atlanta, Ga., June s.—At a mooting of veterans, both blue and gray, hold this evening, presided over by Gov. Gordon it was decided that the veterans of Georgia without distinction as to which side they fought on, uccopttbeiuvitation of the army of the Potomac to participate in the Gettys burg reunion in July. The famous Gate City Guard, of Atlanta, will act as escort. Georgia’s First Melon Shipment. Valdosta, Ga., Junes.—Lowndes county shipped three carloads of watermelons to day, two from this point and one from a turnout two miles above hero. Those are the first shipped from Georgia, and is the earliest shipment ever made from the state. The ship|iers are J. Alexander Dasher, J. A. Campbell and O. H. High tower. 6 To the Ladles. Those whose systems are poisoned and whose blood is in an impure condition from the absorption of impure matter due to menstrual irregularities, followed by the sickly look, last color and general wreck of the system, are peculiarly benefited by the wonderful tonic and blood cleansing nron erties of R. P. P.—Prickly Ash, Poke Robt and Potassium. BULLET IN HIS BACK. • A Brass Thief Shot? by Policeman Quinn. Peter Brown, alias Golden, was brought into the police barracks a few minutes be fore 2 o’clock this morning with a bullet in his back. He was shot by Officer Quinn of the Ocean steamship police. The Central railroad lias been missing brass from its ears for some time, and Officer Quinn was detailod to look into the matter, and if possible, break up the thieving. A little before 12 o’clock last night the officer came upon a negro standing by the side of a freight car on a track w, s t of the canal, and near tho big warehouses Looking a little closer, the officer saw a pile of brass that the ntgro had been taking from the car. He had no doubt then that he had got one of the thieves, and collared him and made him pick up the brass. Just as he started for the barracks another negro sprang from under the car and began firing on him. The officer had one hand on his prisoner and re _ turned the fire with the other. As he did so the negro ran. Starting across a bridge near the canal, which was too nar row for both to walk side by side, the officer compelled his prisoner to go ahead. They were close together when the negro began hurling the brass at the officer’s head and his companion began firing again. It was close quart'vs, and the officer opened on his man, who juinjied into the water and ran. Oue shot took effect and he soon dropped. He was captured and pulled out of tho water. The shot struck him in the back and he was held until an ambulance could be got, when ho was removed to the bar rack . I)-. Brunner was summoned and examined the wound, but was unable to find tho buliet. It entered a little to the right of the spinal column. It \va3 impossible to tell its location and whether the wound is likely to prove fatal. The wounded man affected great pain. Dr. Brunner did not think tnap the wound was fatal, but could not say positively. Tho police are on the track of Brown’s partner. CHARLESTON CHAT. Immensity of the Truck Crop—The New Hotel Project. Charleston, S. C., June s.—The new hotel boom begin? to look something like a success. There was a grand rally of the young mou to-night, and the subscriptions now aggregrato nearly $200,000, with a dozen millionaires yet to hear from. Some consternation was created here by news from New York that the market there for southern vegetables was glutted to such an extent that the cargoes of two steam ships had been dumped into the ocean. Ad vices from New York to-day, how oLer, are more reassuring. They are to the effect that the vegetables were from Florida, and were stale, and that Charleston truck was still in demand at improved prices. The importance of this can hardly be overestimated. The truck crop of Charleston this year is the largest ever grown. The strawberry shipments will aggregate over 1,000,000 quarts, and yet many tliousand quarts will be plowed under. Tlie potato crop is also immense, the yield averaging nearly 100 barrels to the acre. A STEAMER IN BONDAGE. The Benison Must Give Big Security for Sinking the Eureka. Philadelphia, Pa., June s.—Upon pro ceedings brought by the Southern develop ment company, the owners of the steamship Eureka, which was sunk by the British steamship Benison off the car>“s of Virginia, Deputy United States Marshal Myers to-day made hisieturn in the United Slates court in admiralty that he had attached the Benison, n>w at this port. The loss cn the Eureka and her cargo, as stated in the papers in the suit, is upward of $200,000 and the security required for the release of the Benison is $350,000. Virginia’s Tobacco Exposition Washington, June s.—Assistant Secre tary Maynard has informed tlie director general of tlie Virginia agricultural, me chanical and tobacco exposition that paint ings, statuary and photographic pictures, imported for exhibition, wid bo entitled to free entry under the conditions usually prescribed in sucli cases. MEDICAL. jgjas The importance of purifying the blood fin not be overestimated, for without pur* blood you cannot enjoy good health. At tills season nearly every one needs a good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich the blood, and Hood's Sarsaparilla is worthy your confidence. It is peculiar In that it strengthens and builds up the system, creates an appetite, and tones the digestion, while it eradicates disease. Give it a trial. Hood’s Sarsaparilla is sold by all druggists. Prepared by C. I. Hood & Cos., Lowell, Mass. lOODosos One Dollar RAILROADS. Tybee Island. SAVANNAH AND TYBEE RAILWAY. TIME TABLE in effect on and after JUNE 1 1, 1888: STANDARD TIME. Lv Savannah. o:3oam. Ar Tyb *e Lv Savannah. 2:30 p in, Ar Tybee P'“ Lv Savannah. 6:40 pm, Ar Tybee— S'Si'nt Lv Savannah. 8:30 p in, Ar Ty boo " :W P Lv Tybee 7:ooam. Ar Savannah 7:soa® Lv Tybee 12:06 pm, Ar Savannah Lv Tybee 4:lopm, Ar Savannah. 5:0, 1 Lv Tybee — (1:46 pm, Ar Savannah. 7:® P Lv Tybee 0:40 pm, Ar Savannah 10:*' p All trains leave Savannah from Savaanv and Tybee Railway Depot, in yard of b-. f W Ry. v FAMILY EXCURSIONS EVERY TUESDAi and FRIDAY at reduced rates. Music daily by full Brass Band. Tickets on sale at depot office half hour befe leaving time ot trains, also at J. H. l er " dez's cigar store, corner Bull and BroUeOv streets, ai Levi J. Gasan s cigar store, House, and at the Coast Line railway depot Passengers must be provided with tickets. be prepared to pay tne conductor 2uc. e for neglecting to do so CHAS. COLLINS. Superintendent^ COAL AND WOOD. ALL KINDS AND SIZES PROMPTLY CE UVERED BY ID. lEt_ Tliomas, Office: 111 Bay St. West Broad St. Wharv* Telephone No. OK.