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IJ. H. ESTILL, Editor and PRopjurro*. f MILLS’ MEN WILL STICK. they will fight fob a vote to THE BITTER END. Another Effort to Get the Republicans to Fix a Date for Taking’ the Ballot— The House Still Busy With the Free List—Mr. Kelley and the Jute Clause. Washington, June 13.— The house to dny went in committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Mr. Bynum of Indiana moved to strike from the free list flax hackled, known as dressed line. This was agreed to. Mr. Kelley of Pennsylvania moved to strike from the free list hemp, manilla, end other like substitutes for hemp. The mo tion was lost by a vote of 54 to 76. Mr. Kelley moved to strike from the free list jute butts. The question recurring on Mr. Kelley’s motion to strike out juto butts the republi cans refrained from voting, and left the committee without a quorum. The call of the committee was ordered, and 309 members responded to their names. Then Messrs. Kelley and Scott were ap pointed tellers to count the vote upon Mr. Kelley’s motion, but the count progressed slowly owing to the refusal of the Republi cans to vote. No quorum voted and another roll call was ordered. A QUORUM OBTAINED. A quorum having appeared Mr. Scott attempted to state his view of the situation, but he was met with cries for the “regular order” from the republican side. Mr. Kelley in the meantime had asked to be permitted to withdraw his motion and offer a formal amendment to the bill. To this Mr. Scott objected and accused the republicans of filibustering. Mr. Kolley then offered his formal amendment to strike out the last word, and proceeded to speak upon it. He sent to the cierk’s desk and had read from the report of Prof. Water house on jute that port on which showed that while, in 1838, India had raised but 40,000 pounds of jute, in 1873 she had raised 700 000,000 pounds. Jute has risen to the fourth great industry of British India, and he wanted to show to the people of the south that they had lands and labor admirably adapted to competing with India in this industry. He then withdrew his formal amendment, and his motion to strike jute butts from the free list was defeated. The committee rose, and the house at 5 o’clock adjourned. DEMOCRATS IN CONSULTATION. The democratic members of the ways and means committee were in consultation for some time to day in pursuance of the effort to bring the five-minute debate on the tariff bill to a close. Taking advantage of the desire of a number of republicans to have consideration of the bill suspended so as to allow them to attend the Chicago con vention, the democrats offered to consent to a postponement if, on their part, the re publicans would agree to take the final vote upon the bill at a fixed date. BOUND TO HAVE A VOTE. As indicative of their willingness to allow the fullest debate, the democrats offered to let their opponents set their date themselves, but the tender came to naught for the reason stated by one of the members of the committee that the Republicans could not agree among themselves. The demo crats, however, have not abandoned hope of an acceptance of some such proposition, particularly when they have succeeded in convincing the republicans of their purpose lo pass the bill, or at least to have a final vote upon it, even if it should become necessary to remain in Washington until next December. CHANDLER’3 BLOODY SHIRT. He Demands an Investigation Into Senator Gibson’s Pie-Election. Washington, June 13. —In the senate to day Mr. Chandler offered a resolution re ferring the credentials of Senator Gibson of Louisiana, (for his new term), to the com mittee on privileges and elections, instruct ing that committee to inquire into all the facts of the senatorial election, and to as certain and report whether or not tt the recent state election in Louisiana, which included the election of a state legis lature, the 1:16,746 votes returned for the candidate cf the dominant party for gov ernor were actually oast, in view of the fact that in no previous election had the votes for the candidate of such party exceeded 88,794, and why in the parish of Madison 3,530 votes were cast for one party and none for the other, in East Teliciana 3,376 to 5, in Morehouse 1,584 to 14, in Ouachita 3,994 to 5, in Sabine 1,441 to 2, and in Tensas 4,627 to 113, with similar returns from other parishes. FURTHER ORDERS. The committee is also instructed to ascer tain and report whether or not at such state election there was any violence, in timidation or fraud that prevented a fair election, and whether false returns were made and counted. In case the committee shall conclude that there were illegalities, fraud, false canvasses and false returns so extensive and systematic in their character as to show a deliberate plan to carry the election, without legard to the votes actual ly cast, to chose a governor, state officers and state legislature by such illegal, false and fraudulent me ms, then the committee is instructed to proceed further and inquire and report whether the legislature was act ually and duly elected by the people of Louisiana, or wus in fact solely the creation of returning and canvassing officers, and whether the state of liOtiisiana had on May 22, 1888, (the day of Senator Gibosn’s elec tion), a republican form of government, in cluding the legislature, entitled to choose United States senators. The resolution was laid over till to-mor row. STOCK JOBBING CHARGED. Mr. Stewart Makes a Cowardly Insin uation in the House. Washington, June 12. —ln the senate to flay the resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Ktowart, calling on the Secretary of the 1 reaaury tor a statement of the offers and purchases of bonds since April, 1883, with the names, etc., was taken up and made the occasion for an attack upon the Secretary cf thfi Treasury. Mr. Cockrell moved to amend so ns to insert after the word names “other than private persons." a charge of connivance. Mr. Stewart argued against the amend hicnt. He expressed tlio belief that some Persons had secret advantages in the mat ter; that they “dealt from the bottom” all 'l' 6 time; that they “(wicked the cards;” tnd ho wanted to know who these “secret Partners of the government” were, THE INSINUATION REPELLED. Messrs. Beck, Cockrell, Gorman and Seorge repelled the insinuation which they ound in Sir. .Stewart’s resolution, and Mr. Stewart initiated that there was something *bioh was sought; to be covered tip, uud he 'anted to find out what it was. IV' motion to refer to the finance oom ’ tme failed, aud the resolution wont over *ll to-morrow. §3)O JHufrang SHERIDAN’S MOTHER DEAD. The General Still Holding Hie Own in Hie Fight for Life. Somerset, 0., Juno 12.— Mrs. Sheridan, mother of Gen. Phil H. Sheridan, died at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon, aged 87 years and 3 months. the doubly stricken soldier. Washington, June 12.—Following is the bulletin on Gen. Sheridan issued at 9 o’clock this morning; Gen. Sheridan passed a quiet night, but was a little disturbed after midnight by coughing. His general condition this morning is about the same. His temperature is nominal and his pulse about 105. His respiration is still irregular. Hobt. M. O’Heii.i.v, Charles B. Byrne, Henry C. Yarrow. NO CHANGE AT NIGHT. The bulletin of Gen. Sheridan’s physicians issued at 9 o’clock to-night says: There is no change to be observed in Gen. Sheridan's condition. It continues to be sub stantially unchanged. His pulse is from 104 to 106, of fair volume and tension. He coughs but little, and his respiration remains regular. He takes plenty of nourishment without indications of fai.ure of digestion. There will not be an other bulletin issued until to-morrow morning. The constant watch upon Gen. Sheridan’s house by newspaper correspondents has re laxed. Up to to-day they r elie ved each other like a military guard. Now they pay only occasional visits. UNDERGROUND WIRES. The Senate Takes the Subject Up in a District Bill. Washington, June 12.—1n the senate to-day the District of Columbia appropria tion bill was taken up. The only discussion had upon the bill was upon the amendment by the committee on appropriations striking out the provision in the house bill which requires the placing under ground of all telegraph, telephone and other wires in streets and avenues where district wires are to be so treated. The amendment was finally agreed to, the provision was struck out of the bill and the bill went over with out action. The seuate then adjourned. CLEVELAND'S NOTIFICATION. Preparations for the Reception of the National Committee. Washington, June 12. —The executive committee of the democratic congressional campaign committee at a meeting held to night, appointed Senator Kenna and Rep resentatives Bryce 'of New York, and Fisher of Michigan, a sub-committee to meet the democratic national committee when it visits Washington June 24, to in form the President of bis renomination. The committee is to confer with the na tional committee in reference to the plan for the coming campaign. WASHINGTON'S NEWSPAPERS. The National Republican Goes Out of Existence. Washington, June 12. — The National Republican , after a career of nearly twenty - eigtit years, suspended publication this morning, the paper having been merged into the Washington Post, which is now printed as an independent journal. For the present and until the conclusion of other arrangements, the Post continues under its old management, Stilson Hutchins retaining business control and Walter S. Hutchins the editorship. POSTAL CLAIMS. A Report from Committee the Subject of a Two Hours’ Debate. Washington, June 12.—The house spent two hours and a half to-day discussing the resolution reported yesterday from the committee on postoffices and postroads call ing on tiie Postmaster Oeneral for a tabu lated statement of disallowed postmasters’ claims presented from the state of Ken tucky under the act of March 3, 1883. The report on the resolution is an adverse one, and the recommendation is that it lie ujion the table. The report was finally agreed to. A COUPLE OF VETOES. One of the Sufferers a Contractor Who Broke Hia Agreement. Washington, June 12.—The President to-day sent to the senate two veto‘mes sages, one of a private pension bill for a beneficiary who has not demonstrated any disability incident to his army service, and the other of a bill for the relief of a con tractor who failed to fill his contract and was mulcted under its penalty clause#. ATKINS RESIGNS. He Will Make an Active Canvass for the United States Senate. Washington, June 12.—Indian Commis sioner Atkins will to-morrow tender his resignation, to take effect at the pleasure of the President, and will to-morrow evening leave Washington for his homo at Paris, Tenn., to enter upon an active canvass for election to the United States senate. Election Contests Settled. Washington, Juno 12. —In the House to day the contested election cases of Frank vs. Glover of Missouri, and Lynch vg. Van dever of California, were disposed of by concurring in tne reports of tiie elections committee awarding the seats to the sitting members. Germany's New Minister. Washington, June 12. —The new Ger man Minister, Count Arco-Vally, was pre sented to the President to-day by the Secre tary of State. The usual exchange of cour tesies was oliserved. Interstate Commerce. Washington, June 12.—1n the senate to-day the bill to amend tho interstate com merce law was taken up. and Mr. Cullom took tiie floor with a long and carefully prepared gjieech in explanation and advo cacy of it. Dolph on Coast Defenses. Washington, June 12.—The senate to day proceeded t > the consideration of the fortification appropriation bill, anil was ad dressed by Mr. Dolph on t the subject of coast defenses. The bill went over without action. Offers ot Bonds. Washington, June 13.—The bond offer ings to-day aggregated $2,678,600, and the acceptances 83,164,600 4s at 127jt£, and SI,OOO 4s at 127. Meridian’s New Railroad. New Orleans, La., June 12.—A epeeial from Meridian, Miss., to the Picayune says: “Tiie city of Meridian to-day, by a four fifths vote, subscribed SIIO,OOO to the War rior coal (lolls railroad, extending from Meridian to Decatur, Ala., and passing through Gainesville and up Big bee val ley, through the richest coal fields in the world.’’ SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1888. KAISER FRITZ IS WORSE. FEARS THAT HIS ESOPHAGUS HAS BEEN ATTACKED. The Difficulty in Swallowing Greatly Aggravated—Particles of Food and Liquids Penetrating the Cartilage of the Epiglottis and Entering the Air Tubes—Great Anxiety Felt. Potsdam, June 12.—A bulletin issued at 9:30 o’clock this morning said: The difficulty in swallowing which has troubled tiie emperor recently has increased, and the taking of nourishment Is becoming diffi cult. The emperor feels weaker this morning. It is considered by the emperor’s physi cians that the emperor's disease has possibly reached the osophagus. At the same time they considered that the difficulty he ex periences in taking nourishment may only be temporary. the prince of wales notified. London, Juno 12.—The Prince of Wales this morning received a telegram from Potsdam stating that the condition of Emperor Frederick was very serious. The prince on receipt of the telegram ordered that the usual state procession to Ascot Heath lie abandoned. A dispatch to the Exchange telegraph company from Berlin states tnat tiie em peror can only take food by artificial means. WEAKENING RAPIDLY. Berlin, June 12, 9:40 p. m. —Although the emperor is slightly better the greatest anxiety prevails. Through some changes, of the exact nature of which the doctors are uncertain, the cartilage of the epiglottis lias become permeable, allowing particles of food and liquids to the air tubes, the result being attacks of coughing and choking. Whether any recent abscesses broke through the partition between the larynix and olsophagus, or whether the epiglottis has been attacked by the malignant disease, the doctors are unable to determine. The em peror is weakening rapidly. almost hopeless. Berlin, June 13, 12:10 a. m. —The doc tors admit that the emperor is in an almost hopeless condition. The crown prince was summoned to the palace at midnight. Dr. Bardeleben remains at the palace. refused food. When the emperor had partially over come the difficulty in swallowing he had such a distaste for food that he refused it. The result was a great decrease in his strength. After Dr. McKenzie had fed him through a tube introduced in the throat the emperor felt so well that he wanted to go for a drive, but Dr. McKenzie pursuaded him not to go. In spite of his weakness, the emperor worked until fever set in. He has no pain and is not aware of his extreme danger. ADMIRABLE PATIENCE. His patience is admirable. He retired to bed at an early hour, I he fever increasing. It is reported that if he does not improve a regency will be appointed to-day. It was the difficulty in swal lowing was due to temporary paralysis of the epiglottis. This hope, however, has proved to be fallacious. The local disease np[H.-ars to have reached the mouth. The gullet, wall and tiie cartilages between the latterand wind pipe, are partly destroyed, or at least affected. PENSIONS IN ENGLAND. A Protest Against the Frequency of Reorganizations. London, June 12.—1n the house of com mons to-night, Louis J. Jennings, member for Stockport (progressive conservative), introduced a resolution directed against “the frequent and costly reorganization of the financial and secretarial departments of the admiralty, resulting in extravagant and premature pensions ami bonuses.” The resolution was opposed by the government, and supported by Lord Charles Borosford, Mr. Bradlaugh, and others. Division was taken, and the resolution was adopted by a vote of 113 to 94. The announcement of the result was received with cheers by the opposition. The members voted regardless of party affiliations, the majority consisting of Gladstonians, unionists and conservatives. Spain's Cabinet Resignations. Madrid, June 12.—Senor Sagasta has induced several of tne ministers to postpone resigning until the colonial budgets are dis posed of. Gen. Campos, having asked Premier Sagasta to accept his resignation immedi ately, the cabinet met to-night and decided to accept the resignation and officially to announce a crisis in the ministry. Licensing Clauses to be Abandoned. London, June 12.—1n the house of com mons, to day, W. H. Smith, first lord of the treasury, announced that ail the licens ing clauses in the local government bill would be abandoned. FATALITIES AT A FIRE. Five or Six Corpses Supposed to be In the Ruins. New York, June 13, 2 a. m.— About 12:45 o’clock this morniug fire wa# discovered in the four-story tenement at No. 43 Second street. The tenants were notified and aroused by tho officer who discovered it. Before the engines arrived the flames burst through the roof. At 1:30 o’clock this morning the fire was practically ex tinguished. The loss is about $7,500. The iollowing are known to be injured: Three children, two girls and a boy, named Wisrock, seriously burned. Two women, badly burned. Mrs. Koenig, a middle aged woman, jumped from a second story window to tho sidewalk, and was seriously injured. (She was taken to the hospital. Directly after tiie fire was subdued, the firemen began to search for five or six per sons supposed to have met their death in the building. A PRISONER MURDERED. The Man in Charge of Him Arrested on Suspicion. Vicksburg, Miss., June 12. —Henry Barnes (colored), who was arrested in this city Saturday charged with robbing R. H. Iler of Diamond Island of over SIOO, a shot gun and skiff, was turned over to Iler that night to be taken to jail. Iler proposed to leave with the prisoner on a train at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. During tho night go was attacked bv a party of unknown men, whom lie alloges overpowered him ami murdered the prisoner. Iler was ar rested and is now in jail. Garrett’s Body Recovered’ Baltimore. Md., June 18.—The body of T. Harrison Garrett, who was drowned on Thursday night last, by the sinking of hi# yacht, the Gleam, has been recovered. It was found a mile distant from the spot where ihe accident occurred. Tho steamer Nanticoke brought the remains to Balti more. FLOODS IN MINNESOTA. Towns Inundated, Lose of Life Feared and Logs Swept Away. Duluth, Minn., June 12.— Recent severe rains have caused the greatest tloxl ever known in northern Minnesota. Along the banks of the logging streams tributary to the St. Louis river millions of acres of land are overflowed, and loss of life is feared. At the village of Cloquet, thirty miles from iiere, that portion of the town which is situated on the island is completely ingulfed hy a raging torrent, only the tons of the houses being visible. Several dwell ings have b en carried away, but the in habitants were warned in time, ami no loss of life occurred. Immense saw mills are flooded and abandoned, and in tiie booms 80,000,000 feet of logs wore jammed \ esterday morning, and the muuber reached over 200,000,000 feet last night. All tiie county bridges have been carried aw ay, and if the logs break the booms and dams, which is momentarily expected, the railroad bridge at Thomson, a substantial iron structure resting on a solid rock, will go. FOND DU LAC UNDER WATER. At Fond du Lac, 16 miles from here, the village is under water and some buildings have been carried down the stream. From Fond du Lac to beyond Spirit lake, the tracks of the St. Paul and Duluta rail way are under water from 3 to 3 feet and the stream is still rising. A northeast wind is holding the water in the stream and the worst will undoubtedly occur before morn ing- Throughout the entire length of the Dells of the St. Louis river, famous as one of the choice bits of scenery of the country, the river is a mass of soapy froth and is higher by 10 feet than was ever known. Indians and old settlers say the flood has never been equalled. If tiie darn and boom break at Cloquet the loss will reach into the millions, and a great mass of logs will be swept into Lake Superior. At West Duluth, eleven miles from the foot of the rapids, the roar of the watei-s can tie distinctly heard, and at this place the water in the inner harbor has risen to an unusual hight. INDIANS TO FIGHT COWBOYS. A Tax on Cattle for Grazing the Cause of the Trouble. St. Louis, June 12.—A special to the Post-Dispatch from Gainesville, Tex., says: “Some time ago tho cattlemen of the Chickasaw Nation of the Indian territory resisted tho collection of a cattle tax of $1 per head for cattle grazing on Indian lands and drove the collector and his deputies away with violence. The Governor was notified, and through him the United States government. A peaceable set tlement was attempted, but without result favorable to tiie Indians. Cowboys began to assemble, and now about 600 are rendezvoused in the southern part of the nation. Gov. Guy has ordered out the national militia, about 100 Indians, and they are assembled now at Ardmore pre paratory to moving upon the cow boys. ORDERED TO MOVE AT ONCE. “Capt. McLish was put in command of them, and he has orders to move them at once. To-day the camp has been in a stir getting ready for the campaign, and it’s ex pected that the troops will be on the march to-morrow. They will move cautiously, as it is feared that they are not strong enough to combat the cattlemen, who are armed with Winchester rifles. Many of these men are citizens of the nation, and it is feared that this is the first outbreak of a civil war. The government troops at Fort Reno are prepared to take tiie field in ease the Chickasaws cannot quell the disturbance.” SEVENTEEN YEAR LOCUSTS. Northern lowa and Western Illinois Already Invaded. Chicago, June 12. Dispatchee from points in northern lowa and western Illi nois, report the appearance of swarms of seventeen year locusts. Prof, ltiley, United States entomologist, who is at present in Chicago, when naked about the locusts, said that the well-known brood occurs this year, and this periodical visitor may be looked for in the wooded portions of Illinois and lowa, and also in the following territory, as indicated by the experience of 1871: Wisconsin—Waukesha, Walworth, Jef ferson, Rock, Green and Dane counties. lowa—Grant, Crawford, Richmond aud Sauk counties. Indiana—The boundary in this state is not well defined, but includes the extreme northwest countios. Michigan—ln this state the southern tier of counties, extending from Lake Michigan east to tho middle of tho state. Pennsylvania—Lancaster county. One thing he felt sure of, however—that they will do as much injury as they did be tween the years 1873 and 1877. GOULD AT CHATTANOOGA. The Wizard Gives a Practical Contra diction of the Recent Rumors. Chattanooga, June 12.—Jay Gould, Mr. Hopkins, vice president of the Missouri Pacific railroad, and Edward Gould, son of Jay Gould, arrived in this city this after noon by special train from Memphis. A committee of citizens escorted the Gould party to Lookout mountain and about the city. The party will leave at 11 o’clock to morrow morning direct for New YorJC. They expect to reach ttiere Thursday night. GOULD NOT RICK. Tho stories concerning Mr. Gould’s feeble health are incorrect. Mr. Qould says ho has somo little neuralgic trouble, but it did not prevent him from climbing about the mountain to-day. Mr. Gould says that Chattanooga is destined to be an important commercial and manufacturing center. A BOY INCENDIARY. Buffalo's $1,000,000 Dry Goods House Fire Explained. Buffalo, N. Y., June 12.—The great million-dollar fire in Buffalo on Feb. 1, which destroyed the dry goods house of Barnes, Nengerer & Cos., and seriously damaged other property, is explained. The firm reopened in anew locality, and among it* employes Is a cash boy named Andrew Howard, aged 14 Howard was arrested for petty theft, and the detectives making the arrest suspected him of knowl edge of the fire, and they questioned him. Howard says he set tire to some paper in the liasement in a tit of auger, because be was not excused from work to go to a funeral. Howard also admitted making two attempts to fire the present store of Barnes, Nengerer & Cos. Killed by Lightning. Springfield, Ga., June 18.—During a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, about three miles from Sister’s ferry, across the river, one of A. Morgan’s children, about 8 years old, ws# struck by lightning and in stantly killed. Another child was with her and was stunned but recovered. The dead child was buried at Ixiurel Hill church yes terday. Crops look fine in Effingham. MAINE’S WORD TO BLAINE A HOPE THAT HE WILL TAKE PART IN THE CAMPAIGN. State Treasurer Burleigh Nominated for Governor No Other Nomination Before tho Convention -The Free Trade Cry Raised in the Platform —Reduction of tho National Revenues Urged. Portland, Me., June 12. —The republi can state convention assembled here to-day with 1,442 delegates present, being tho largest state convention ever held in the state. State Treasurer Burleigh was nominated for governor on the first ballot, receiving 775 votes. Following are extract# from the platform : Resolved, That free trade, as taught by the British Uobden club, and supported by Grover Cleveland and the democratic ivirty, Is hostile to the industrial and business interests of tho United Slates, and that the Mills' tariff Gill should be opposed by all bouorabieand effective influences which the friends of American labor can exert, both in Congress aud among the people. Resolved, That it is the duty of oongreßS to reduce the national revenues to an amount which shall equal, as nearly as possible, the an nual expenditures of the government, including therein liberal provisions for our veteran sol 'tiers, and the proper means of national defense, and that tills should be done in a way not to impair our republican protective system, which has proved or Inestimable value to American labor and our home market. Resolved, That for its surrender of American rights and interests in tho recently negotiated fishery treaty the present national administra tion deserves the emphatic censure of all pa triotic Americans, aud the American senators are entitled to the thanks of their countrymen for their effective efforts against It* rat illcai ion. Resolved, That this convention sends across the sea words of good cheer to Hon. J G. Blaiue, and expresses the earnest hope that he will soon return to hi* country to give the weight of his name and the force of his influ cnee m aid of the republican cause in tho pend ing campaign. No officer but governor was nominated. Adjournment immediately followed accept ance of tho platform. CHICAGO’S CONVENTION. The Electric Llghto Turned on for the First Time. Chicago, June 12. —To-night the 3,000 electric lights in the great hall of the repub lican national convention were turned on for the first time. The long streamers of rod, white and blue bunting, not yet fully in place gave a picturesque aspect to the whole, taking attention away from the thousands of empty chairs that stretched skyward on all sides. Scarcely 100 people wore within the mammoth amphitheater to witnass the illumination. Powell Clayton of Arkansas, John C. New of Indianapolis, and Cyrus Iceland, Jr., of Kansas, are the latest arrivals. The others present are Messrs. Clarkson and Conger. THE PREHIDING OFFICERS. The point made clear is the probable selections for presiding officers of the con vention. Who would !>e chosen for tem pi! ary chnirman ami who for permanent has up to tlii!> evening been the deepest sort of a mystery. It is now pretty certain, ap parently, that one of the officers will be Senator Warner Miller of New York and the other John M. Thurston, who heads the delegation from Nebraska. Should Senator Miller be chosen for tho temporary chairmanship, Mr. Thurston will be made the permanent president, and vice versa. There is some mention of Senator George F. Hoar of Massachusetts for one of the two places, but the talk of him appears to lack definiteness. Both Mr. Thurston and Senator Miller are described as men of flue presence, big voice and able parlia mentarians. TAMMANY RATIFIES. Gov. Hill Cheered as the Next Execu tive of Hie Btate. Nf.w York, Juno 12.—Tammany Hall ratified the national democratic ticket at tho Academy of Music to-night. John Coohruu presided. There was a list of 7,100 vice presidents and secretaries, Includ ing all the well-known ineintiers of tho organization. Gull. Cochran In hissjieerh said that for the first time Tammany met without it# walls. Ho jubilant had the old walls of Tammany become that they had ignited by spontaneous combustion at the nomination of Clovelnnd and Thurman. He then spoke highly of the candidates, hut was interrupted by the entrance of Gov. Hill. Immense cheering followed After Gen. Cochran had concluded, Pros! dent Forster of the board of aldermen read resolutions in ratification of the nomina tions and platform. Gov. Hill was then introduced and made the speech of tiie evening. He spoke in great praise of President Cleveland, Judge Thurman and the platform. During tne governor's speech one of the “braves” ex claimed: “Three cheers for the next gov ernor of New York,” and for several min utes he was unabl# to continue bis address. CHARLESTON CHAT. Preparations for the Yacht Rstee The Blue Laws Amended. Charleston, 8. C., June 12.—The Ba vannah and Florida yachtsmen are having a delightful time. Their headquarters are dividod between their yachts and the club house, with occasional spurts into the in terior. All the preliminaries ot the race were completed to-night. Capt. Dews, who is to sail the Zings, arrived from Havannah to-day and expresses himself satisfied with her oonditiou. The lengths of tiie racers en tered are as follows: Kalfinka34: E’llrt 81.4; White Wings 30.4; Millibrio 28.8; Marion F.. 27.9; Zing* 25.7. It will be seen that tho Zinga gels a toierably heavy time allowance and if she is anything of a flyer and has gissl luck she stands a good chance to win. The race will be started at 2 o’clock to-morrow afternoon. At the meeting to night it was decided to offer a purse of $25 for a 12 mile race on Thursday inside Fort Kumter, open to all, witri, of course, tin- usual time allowance for length. Rear Commodore Lathrop and Janies H. Small, of the Savannah club, have been appointed terminal Judgee. THE HOTEL SUBSCRIPTION. Tbs hotel subscription to-night has reached the $250,000. Alderman O’Neill, of the sixth ward, was presented with a solid silver service bv some of his constituents to-night for Ills efforts to obtain a modification of the Sunday blue laws on the statute book. Charleeton’s Sunday Law. Charleston, 8. C., June 12.—A hot fight occurred in the city council to-night over tho bill to amend tho Sunday laws. The ordinance# now prohibit absolutely all work and sale# on Holiday. Home time ago the corn, ell ordered tiie inforcemont of the laws. The result 1# that everything shut up but the barroom*. A hill uudur discussion proposes to exempt ieo cream, ice, soda water and cigars from tho operation of the ordinance. The hill was finally passed by a vote of 14 to 7, and it wa# ordered to be enrolled. SUICIDE AT AUGUSTA. A Grocery Merchant Fires a Bullet Into His Head. Auousta, Ha., June 13.— The entire city was saddened this afternoon by the suicide of Frank W. Wheless, Junior partner of the wholesale grocery firm of Wheless & Cos. He went to his room to dress for dinner, and when next seen \\ n> a corpse. About 3 o’clock pedestrians on Jackson street, in the neighborhood of the Warren block, heard the loud report of a pistol from tno upper part of the building. The noise came from the direction of Wheless' room. No. 3 War ren block, up stairs. W. T. Wheless, the father of Frank, heard the report, but was some time iu locating it. BESIDE HIS soft’s DKATH-BKP. Eventually a negro porter told him that his sou had shot himself, and the next mo ment the grief-stricken lather stood beside tbe bed where bis son, the pride and com fort of his life, was in the last throes of death, with a bullet hole through his head. He was shoeless, but otherwise was fault Icsslv dressed, evidently for the sail occas ion, a he hail removed his business suit. He lay across his bed, and a stream of blood from the death wound encompassed the entire figure to a depth of several inches. NO CAUSE ASSIGNED. Mr. Wheless, Hr., found a note addressed to himself, bidding him good-bye and con taining a confidential statement, without, however, assigning any reason for the deed. Frank had several engagements ahead and only a day or two ago paid party calls. He left his books balanced. lie wis about 24 years of age and very popular in his busi ness and social relations. He was for a year or two a prominent real estate mer chant of Birmingham. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. WHAT HIR ROOM MATE SAYS. The dead man’s roommate, a young man named Harris, says that Frank and he went together to dress. Ho saw a 38-callbre pistil belonging to Frank lying under the latter’s pillow ns he shifted it preparatory to lying down, but thought nothing of it, ns it usually was there. Hu had his oonfl donco, he thought, but he knew no cause to assign for the deed. Frank had appeared moody and preoccupied for some week*. A largo number of friends nro greatly dis tressed over the affair. MILLKDOEVII.LB MENTION. The Proposition for a Street Car Lino to the Asylum Bolng Pushed. Millkiioeville, Ga., June 13. —A street car line betwoen Milledgoville and the asylum—two miles-—is a necessity that has long been talked of. Tho historic old city has at last woke up and made a move in the matter by getting within the last few days, #30,000 worth of stock taken for run ning a dummy Hue between the two points, Sol Barrett, the largest stockholder and a very • nterprlsing public-spirited citizen, has been to consult contractors now build ing a line between Macon and its suburb. Vineviile, aud be reports that a man will be here at once to survey the route. Tbe commenoeinent of the Middle Georgia military land agricultural college will soon come oil according to the follow ing programmes. Friday, June 15—8 p. m„ calisthenic ex ercises by the four literary societies. Sunday, Juno 17—11 a. m., commence ment sermon by Rev. Dr. H. H. Tucker of Atlanta. Monday, June 18—10:30 a. m., exercises by students; Bp. in., address to literary societies by H. F. Richardson of Macon. Tuesday, June 19—10:30 a. in., exercises by students; 4:30 p. m., prize drill by eadeU;'s:3o p. m., dress parade; 8 p. m., annual concert. Wednesday, June 20—11 a. m., annual address by Gen. Henry R. Jackson, of Sa vannah, delivery of medals nnd awarding of honors; 4:30 o’clock, exhibition drill; 5:80 o'clock, final dress parade and dismissal lor vacation. FLORIDA’S METROPOLIS. Worsted by the Sheriff—A Couple of Deaths Politics. Jacksonville, Fla., Juno 12.—Ex- Sherlif H. D. Holland and Harry Lee had an encounter late last night, caused by lien taking Holland’s horse and driving him off. Lee was worsted and it is reported that he lay in wait for Hherilf Holland. To-day the latter swore out a warrant for Lee, cnarging him with assault with intent to murder. The case will be tried to-mor row morning and attract* considerable attention. Acting Collector of Custom* Bolleo re ceived instruction* to-day from Burgeon General Hamilton in regard to the quarau tines and inspection*. Alexander Lofton, one of the oldest, wealthiest and most prominent colored citizens of Jacksonville, died this morning of consumption in the 67th year of hi* age. Mrs. James Orolly died quite suddenly last night in East Jacksonville. 8h was in her usual health up to Bun day night, when she, with others, went out to the fire which burned Long’s store. On returning home she was taken lick und died from the effect* of a congestive chill. Hhe was in her 40th year and a native of Dun dee, Bcotland. Bho leaves a hudiaud and three ohildren. She ha-1 resided here about twelve years. HOTISTOJr’S CAS*. The municipal court was crowded this morning to hear the arguments in the Hous ton Bun-lay liquor selling case that was con tinued over frohi last week. Houston argued for himself, and made u strong case for hi* defense. The witnesses, however, proved too many for him, und the judge Imposed a line of S2OO. Houston, on the ail vice of his attorney, appealed the case. An ther warrant is out, it is said, for him, for again selling last Sunday, and the chief of police say* that he has witnesses by the score. The republicans here are organizing a white republican club. The republican delegates leave here Sat urday for Chicago. ills said that Gresham, Algor, Depew and Harrison are the favor ites, now that Blaine is out of the race. SMUGGLED OPIUM SEIZED. A Plano Box Ued to Carry $23,076 Worth of the Drug. Ht. Louis, Juno 12. —Surveyor of the Port I-ancaster yesterday afternoon stop|ied a piano bo* at the Wabash freight dejiot marked “Piano, handle with care. Mrs. L. E. I-ewis, Tulura, Cal.,” and deposited it in the United States government warehouse, where It was opened anil found to contain 1,200 tin cans filled with opium, aggro gating 685 pounds. The opium is prepared for smoking and the duty on it amounts to $6,860. The commercial value is $28,075. Notwithstand ing this fact gum opium is selling in this city for $8 60 for pound, giving evidence that an immense amount is now being smuggled Into this country. Senator Chaco He-Klected. Newport, R. 1., June 12. —Senator Jona than Chare was re-elected to the United State* senate to-day, having a majority In both houses. (PRICE 10 A YEAR 1 6 CENTS A COPY, f BRUNSWICK’S BUSY BEES. THE THREE CANDIDATES BUTTON HOLING THE DELEGATEE. A Stubborn Contest Expected and * Dark Horse Very Apt to Carry Off tho Prize—The Gordon and Nicbolla Men United in Their Opposition to the Malorlty Rule. Brunswick, Ga., Juno 13.—This is the night before the congressional convention, and the delegates and the friends of the candidate# are already arriving in large numbers. Nearly KX) delegates and out siders are alroady in the city, and the in terest felt in to-morrow’s work is apparent by the earnestness of the groups in the hotels and on the streets. The throe candi dates are iu the city. Mr. Norwood arrived this morning. Mr. Nichols and Capt. Gor don arrived at noon with a large party of delegates. Each candidate is making the most of the time left. close and stubborn. The race will tie close and stubbornly contested,, and the probability of n dark horse in tho event of a deadlock is already iieing freely discussed, and tho opposi ion to them seemingly increasing. The Nor w'ood party held a caucus at tho court house to-night nnd the Gordon party at their rooms in the Oglethorpe. 'J’ho majority rule is to be proposed to the convention, but will be opposed by tho Gordon and the Nioholls delegations. 'Hon. W. G. Brantley of Pierce county will most probably be temporary chairman, and T. W. Oliver of Scriven permanent chairman. SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS. A Clerk In a Commission House of Au gusta in Jail. Auousta, Ga., June 12.—David Living ston, a clerk iu the commission house of Uhl & Cos., is under arrest for larceny after trust. Ho has been collecting for the firm, and his hooks show a shortage of about S4OO. He Is charged with larceny after trust. When questioned about the funds he says he paid an old outstanding account against him. This is the only explanation he makes of the deficiency. He is a married m£n. His wife’s people are endeavoring to raise the money nnd make good tho shortage. Livingston is in jail yet. The polico think ho got into a gambling game and thus lost the money. Dr. J. E. Allen, a prominent physician, had a serious accident while out driving. His horse ran away, threw tho driver out and broke bis leg, capsized and smashed the buggy, and threw the doctor on the road side insensible. The horse broke a leg. PRESBYTERIAN CENTENNIAL. The Opening Exercises In the Central Cburcb at Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., June 12,—The opening exercises of the Presbyterian centennial occurred to-night at tho Central Presby terian cburcb in the presence of a large audience. Gov. Gordon in assuming the chairman ship made a few appropriate remarks. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. George T. Goetchiu# of Rome. The address of welcome was delivered by Rev. E. H. Barnett, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Tho response to the address of welcome was delivered by Itev. W. B. Jennings of Macon. His address was filled with much thought and was devoted to the work of the church. He urged that Presbyterian* turn their attention to evangelical work and do more toward extending their creed. 1 he tonic: “Presbyterians' Doctrine,” was discussed by Rev. G. B. Rtriekler, pastor of tbe Central Presbyterian church, In an able manner. As yet it is not known bow many dele gates are In attendance, but to-morrow morning the roll will be prepared. FREIGHT RATES IN GEORGIA. A Out of Two Cents From Western Points to Interior Cities. Atlanta, Ga., June 12.—Freight rates from western points to interior cities in this section took another tumble to-day, dropping down 2 cants. To such point* a* Atlanta, Rome and Anniston the rate is fixed at 17 cents, and to Macon, Athens and Katonton at 19 cenlK It is stated here that coast rates to Savannah. Brunswick and Charleston havo been similarly reduced. The rate committee of the Ho them rail way and steamship association will, if pos sible, pitch up tno break in rates. This state of uffairs demoralizes brokers, and many of them have grain and hay on hand which, if sold under tho present condition of affair*, would cause them to lose money. These brokers will h 11 tbeir stock, hoping for a readjustment of rates. START OF THE SURVEYORS. Tbs Work for the Atlanta, Atlantic and Great Western. Atlanta, Ga., Juno 12.—The first work on the Atlanta. Atlantic aud Great West ern railroad, the new route to the sea, will lie begun to-morrow morning. Col W. H. Pryor, chief engineer, with a party of four teen young men, will leave the city in the morning to begin the work of surveying the road. The party will go directly to ward Eatouton, which is the point to which tli# road is first to be surveyed. A large wagon will be carried along, in which will be stored the baggage of the party. Tents will also be carried in tbe wagon, and it is under these that tho surveyor# will sleep every night. Col. George T. Fry is very enthusiastic and think* that nothing will prevent a speedy construction of tho road. Chaptorettes From Columbus. Columbus, Oa., June 12 —Muscogee su perior court reconvened this morning and the criminal docket was taken up. There are about twenty-live cases on this docket. The annual meeting of the stick holder* of the &w/tin er'-.S'un publishing company was held to-night. Tho old board of direc tors was reelected. At a subsequent meet ing of the board T. J. Pearce was re-elected president, Is H. Chappell secretary and H. C. Hanson business manager and editor. A Boy Attempt* Suicide. Athens, Ga. .June 12.—Intelligence from Jackson county to-night states that Fayette Thurmond, a bright youth about 9 years old, attempted to commit suicide yesterday by taking “Rough on Rats.” Young Fayette and his father had some words, when the latter gavo his son a thrashing, which U supposed to have prompted the boy to take his own life. The timely appearance of a physician, who adminis tered antidotes, saved the boy's life. A Marriage License for Miss Rives. Charlottesville, Va„ June 12— A license was issued to-day by the county clerk for the marriage of Mis Amelia Rives, the authoress, to John A. Chauler, of New York.