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VOLUME IV. PALATILV, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNXG, MAY 14, 1SS7. NUMBER 55. PASGO WITHDRAWS. HO BALLOT IN THE CAUCUS. The Speaker's Influence Thrown to Neither Side. HE ASKS THAT HIS FRIENDS MAY HAVE TIME TO CONSULT. JMUUte ! th OM Majerit, FH Fntr CaiKUM ! ha PtKata WMinf Out ttM ! Bill. , h'peciol tn th Prif.ilkn Xrwm. Tallahamhek, Fla.. May 13. At the opening of tlie caucus, to-night. Senator Mann moved tliat all the proxies register at once with tlie Secretary whk-h wait done. Senator Wall then, in a short speech, offer . ed the following resolution because, as he said, tliat it had been frequently sail that tlve caucus was not bound to defeat an election in the Senate until the caucus agreed upon a nomination. Renotved. That we will not elect Senator in joint session unless he be first regularly nominated lr this caucus, ami that we will so distribute our votes in joint session as to accomplish this pur pose. Senator Mann moved to amend tliat the Democrats pledge them selves not to elect by the aid of any Republican votes. Senator Wall accepted this amendment, and during the discussion which followed Senator Rlackwell accused Senator Wall of hav ing said that it was "Bloxliam or noth ing with me" in oien caucus. Senator Wall promptly denied this, and Repre sentative Saxon said tliat the exact words tliat were used were that the "Blox ham men had' nailed their colors to the mast, which Senator Wall acknowl edged having used. Several sieeches were made by Messrs. Mann, Wall, Blackwell and others urging harmony, all expressing an earnest desire to have this Legislature elect a United States Senator. Senator Wall finally said in one of his speeches that the Bloxham men were as f incere Democrats as any in the State and would come half way for the sake of harmony in the party and more than that. If it lie found that neither of the leaders whose names were heading the canvass could lie elected before the Assembly closed lie promised tliat they should be withdrawn, and that from the great Democratic party another be se lected who would heal tlie differences now existing. Senator Mann promptly replied that the Perry men would more than come half way and were willing to agree to bind tlie caucus to so distribute its vote in joint session as to defeat an election un til the caucus should nominate a candi date, and in order to insure tlie ac complishment of this tliat, after tlie first day of June, if the caucus should not have made a nomination, they would agree to abandon the two-thirds rule ami adopt the good old Domocratic one of the majority. This Senator Wall said he could agree to and tlx" proposition raised a storm of Bpeechmakers, some for and some against. Senator Mallory finally arose, and, as usual, commanded immediate attention. His speech was the most eloquent and logical of the evening. He reviewed the course of tlie canvass, eulogizing the names and abilities of Bloxham and paid a most glowing tribute to Speaker Pasco. He was frequently applauded, especially when he described the scene in the Convention during the struggle for Governorship wherein Pasco bad immo lated himself upon tne altar of Demo crats: harmony. He opposed any abo lition of the rule until one or both lead ers in this contest could liave an op-ior-tunity to do what they "would in the way of withdrawal voluntarily. At the conclusion of Senator Mallory s speech. Judge Lamar arose and offered the following as a sulistitute for tlie matter : Reautvtil, That we, the Democratic caucus, pledge ourselves to so distribute our votes in joint session as to prevent an election until we make a nomination by a two-thirds vote. MR. PASCO WITHDRAWS. In the caucus, lending the considera tion of this. Speaker Pasco anise and came forward in front of the president's stand. Breathless silence reigned at once, while the Speaker hegan in a voice trembling with emotion anil excitement to review the course of the canvass so far me to point out the circumstances which led to the placing his name before the caucus and the various phases of tlie struggle. As he proceeded he became more collected and aid a glowing pane gyric to both tlie leading candidates and reviewing the cause of the Demo crats in the State since the dark days of 1876. made a most eloquent and fervent appeal for party harmony, and withdrew his name in order to do what lie and his friends could do in that direction. He took occa sion to give loth sides some wholesome advice about what was expected of them, and urged then) to remember that it was not what men say but wliat men do by which they are judged. Mr. Pasco never appeared to better ad vantage in his life than while making this speech and his eloquent and earnest words were frequently interrupted by storms of applause. He spoke for about twenty minutes and took occasion to re mark that his withdrawal was positively in favor of neither of the candidates but simply with a desire, to harmonize the entire party. He asked leave to introduce a series of resolutions which he had pro prosed and to explain tliat the one ask ing that no ballots be taken to-night was to give the friends who had supported lain and to whom he referred in heart felt terms, time to consult among them selves. He then read the following resolutions, which were adopted amid the utmost enthusiasm and cheers. THE HESOLCTIONS. Resolved, Tliat no ballot be taken to night with the purpose of choosing United States Senator. Renolvett, That we renew our pledge to one another as Democrats to elect no one as United States Senator before he bad been regularly nominated in thin caucus and tliat we will distribute our votes so as to prevent such election until such nomination has been made. Remtlveil, That when we adjourn it be until fH u'cknk, on Monday next, am that our future meetings be private until otherwise agreed; upon. So the caucus adjourned. THE HOCSE. The house did an immense amount of routine work during tlie day. Fourteen new bills were introduced. Among the most important being those to create the new county of Santa Fe; to instruct the Attorney General to bring an action against the Green Cove Springs and Mel rose Railroad; to establish a House of Refuge for juvenile offenders, and to es tahlish, maintain and manage a Normal School at Orala. The House Bill to protect tlie plumed birds of the State was made subject of amendments ami finally passed to a third reading, as was wliat is known as the dental bill. Much otlier routine work was gone through with hut tliese were all of special import. WEEP1NO OUT LEUIsLATIoS. A message from the Senate was re ceived and spread uon tlie journal, re ferring to the legislation necessary U carrying into effect the provisions of the New Constitution, legislation which is in danger of failing for lark of time to con sider it. The resolution appended read: lirmjrrtl, By tlie Senate, tlie House f Representatives concurring, that a joint committee, consisting of three from the .Senate and five from the House, lie ap pointed, whose duty it sliall be to investi gate the calenders of both the Senate and House ami select therefrom such bills and measures as may relate to tlie ob jects herein Is-fore expressed and as may be designed to put into effect the provision of the Constitution, and reort them to the rests-ctive Houses in which they may have lieen introduced, or in i ' i .i i i wmcn iihj may ue a-niing, anu wnen such bills ami measures are so selected and reported by the committee provide. I for in this resolution they shall have preference in the Houses respectively over all other bills. the Saul bills and measures so reported to have preference among them selves in the onler in which they are re ported, also that the joint committee therein lirovided sliall lie continued during tlie session, ami sliall report from time to time such bills and measures as may have been introduced or reported, or such as may hereafter be introduced , or reported, and to this end tlie coomittee may require of the Secretary of the .Senate and t lerk or tlie House to furnish to them the bills and measures then lending in the Senate or House on second reading. They may also reouiie of said Secre tary or Clerk such information or data as they may deem necessary. THE SENATE. The Senate also waded through a mass of work. In the afternoon the bill au tltorizing a Railroad Commission was again taken up and occupied the atten tion of the Senate until time for ad journment. THE DAILY BALLOT. Tlie following was to-day's liallot in joint session: Bloxham . Ferry . Pam-o 2B as tn 14 5 Choate. O.s-lri.h . Scattering- JACKSONVILLE JOTTINGS. Ceorgln Nampapcr Mm oa mm Kiraniua Death of Mrs. Ciilehrat. Sjm-uil li (lie I'nUxtkn Aram. Jacksonville, Fla., May 13. A por tion of the Georgia Press Association which lias been in annual session at Valdosta. Ga., arrived in the city, to night, n'i Brunswick and Fernandina. They will visit Pablo Beach, St. Augus tine ami probabl y other portions of tlie State before returning to Georgia. The party are as follows, a numlier of whom are accompanied by their wives and other memliers of their family: S. R. Weston. Treasurer Albany iVeirs; T. H. Morris. Milledgeville Chronicle; W. S. Whitaker, Barnesville Democrat; P. T. McCutcheon, Franklin AVir. W. B. Gra ham. Fort Gaines Tritntne; J. W. Chap man, Washington Gazette; W. T. Chris topher, Montezuma Record; C. G. Moore, Crawfordville Democrat; B. F. Perry. Canton Adnmee. Mrs. Mary B. Gilchrist, who was stricken with paralysis on tlie third inst.. died to-day. Slie was the mother of Mrs. Judge J. M. Baker, and leaves a large circle of relatives in this city. The funeral will take place Sunday at tlie Newajan Street Presbytertau Church. Tlie burial will lie at Fayetteville. N. C. Capt. Ziick Haddock is reported worse to-day and his recovery doubtful. I 'lias. Page, alias Robinson, and Thtas. B. Smiley, are now under arrest for the deed. Robinson has admitted that he fired the shot, but claims he was so drunk he did not know what he was do ing. Robinson is also said too lie a fugi tive from justice who is wanted in At lanta. Cam L. No ladietaaeat against lr. Moan. Sirri)U la IKt flitiifto- Aram. Gainesviixe. Fla., May 1:1. In the case charging Ir. M. L. Moore a physi cian of this place with malpractice. which has caused much talk for the last few weeks, the grand jury, to-day, after three days of investigation, adjourned witliout being able to find a true bill against Dr. Moore. Carp. THE COTTON MOVEMENT- I au proveanent In April Tr the mm Mntk't Busiaaaa of law Year. New Orleans, May 13. The April report of the National Cotton Exchange gives the cotton movement in the United States for the eight months which ended April 30. I?. compared with that of the corresponding period in 1815-1886 as follows: ISMS 7 Rules Port Receipts 5,1 hi, SI T.itai overland ship ments I.n.M V& Rales &.u&4,lS ir4,7 T1T.XW i4,V7 LSHS.9M l.HSJ)1T i. a .: Of whk-h to mills T.-.l.HHT. Of whk-h to ports .31S.K7S Of which to Canada.... .24. & 4 In transit overlain!. . . . .64.444 Total takings of North ern nuimaera .1,4T7,52 A aea bet wwi porta 14, IMS Ex x irta to O rent Britain ...tJn Exports to France 4tiSS Exports to Continent ami Channel LIHS.SU Total exports. 4.USn.ltC Stock at lT. 8 . porta 41s.7l Sninnera takijura for April JU.753 W.M Overland ahipanents lorapru i.m JEFFERSON DAVIS AT MERIDIAN Ha Ropial to a Toaa The Army of tha South. Meridian, Miss., May 12. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning a Miblic re ception was given Jefferson Davis at the residence of CoL J. R. Mcintosh where he is stopping. For two hours a perfec stream of people passed through the iir lors and shook hands with the ex-chief tain and his beautiful daughter. Mr. Davis was in his best humor and had pleasant word for each one that she his hand. At 5 o'clock last evening banquet and reception was given in the Court House grounds. Mr. Davis made a short address in which he thanked the people of Meridian for their m cordial reception. At this Jsiint the members of tlie Press Association as cended tlie platform in a liody and pre sented their resiects to him. At the lianquet of the Association there were three hundred plates, am seated at the tables were the most distinguished men in the State. A floral wreath was brought in and R. II. Dial presented it to Mr. Davis in tlie name the women or Jleruuan. Mr. Davis, in accepting it, said : MR DAVIS SPEECH. "God has graced the South with beau tiful flowers and lovely women. Tin most Messed of women are those or our own Southland. With such feeling ex pressions, the beautiful flowers which were arranged so artistically by loving hands are more beautiful than anything tliat lias been given to man. Tlie second toast was to Jefferson Davis, soldier, statesman and champion of Southern Rights." It was rescinded to by Hon. T. H. Woods. When Mr. Davis rse to reply he was greeted with long continued ap plause. He began by aisilogiziiig for tlie short address he would make them and said that he was quite fatigued from tlie day's exercises. Continuing he said: I am unable to treat this theme as it should be without premeditation. What was the army and navy of the South.-' It was the patriotism of is-rsoiis h)hi liared their breasts to bullets in defending Con stitutional rights. With great navies and armies against us, we formed regr ments and battalions. At their betid we ilaceil Lee as their commander. We re- mendier scenes where the wife, as she threw her arms around her husliaml, and the daughters in loving embrace g-.it tier ing around those that were to go, and then the w Hli i wel mother, as she let tear lroi fall on the face of the dev.it.il son she would never see again, and girdled his sword to his waist and told him to go forth, as his father would have done. Those were the kind of men we had. With inferior nnmliers of men we marched onward fighting for our riirhts. and battle after Uittle was foiiirht and won, but the Northern historians never conceded tliat. and indulged in the triumphs of mind over matter. 'But now those scenes ami incidents have passed and they only live in our minds and in history. United you are now, and if the Union is ever to lie broken, let tlie other side break it. The army of the South will shine fin-ever an hi nd the camp tires, and will still shine to our children and children's chil dren. The truth we fought for shall not encourage you to ever tight again, but keep your word in irool or evil. God Mess you alL" JACOB SHARP. His Trial for Bribery Srt for Moiulay xt. New York. May 13. Chief Justice an Brunt presided at the opening of the Court of Oyer and Terminer this morning. Tlie session was a sji-t-ial one ir the arrangement of day and the tie- tails for tlie trial of Jacob Sharp for liribery. All the counsel interested in the case were present. District Attorney Martine and his assistants, Delaney, Nicoll and Semple, appeared for the jieo- le, and Albert jstickney .John E. I 'arsons, ex-Judge Homer A. Nelson and Frank Dupignac for the defence. Martine arose when Captain Billy Bicketts oiiened the court and said : Your Honor I am simply here to move the case of Jacob Sharp for trial on Mon day next." Addressing the counsel for Sharp, Judge Van Brunt said : "Mr. Slickney is there any reason why the cose should ntit proceed on Monday? I thought tliat hail about concluded my regular busi ness on Wednesday last but there I erred. If you are prejiared to go on the work of te Judges can lie laid out. Mr. Stickney resjwuided : "I have no hi lit that we will lie ready." The people will lie ready," Mr. Mar tine remarked. Then the court adjourned until Mi ni lav next. Slight Earthquake In South Carolina. Charleston, S. C, May 13. There was a slight shock of earthquake at Sum nierville -and a slight rumbling at Cliarleston, last night. The vibration as not greater than would lie caused by loaded wagon passing along the street. San Francisco, May 13. Disiatches received last night report slight earth quakes at Eureka and Rhonerville. Cal.. anil San Beuenventara. No damage is re-iorted. A Mary Unit Tharoashly Keairal. Washington, May 13. It is said at the Treasury Department that there is no foundation for rlie reiort tliat the Revenue steamer Rush will si tort ly sail from San Francisco to Sitka. Alaska, for the puriose of taking the United States Marshal to Ounalaska to sell at public auction the British vessels. Onward and Thornton, which were seized last July for violating tlie seal fishing laws. In the first place it is said that the Rush is not going to Alaska at all. and in the second, the British vessels mentioned were released some time ago. Tlie Rush will start on her usual summer cruise in northern waters in alssit a month, but as yet tier orders have not len pit pared. Ratlneas Fallarea OecreaHiuae- New York. May 13. The business failures occurring throughout the coun try during the last week, as reported to R. G. Dun A Co., number for the United States 135; Canada. 32; total 167: against 183 last week; 191 the week previous. and 8 the corresponding week of last year. Failures are decreasing in all parts of tlie country except, perhane, in Canada and the Provinces. Far tha Manlat af Jeaala Bowaaaa. LorrsviIXE, Kr., May 13. Albert Turner, one of the murderers of Jennie Bowman, has been indicted by the grand jury and tried under bis confes sion of guilt and sentenced to be lianged Friday, July 1. THE POLICV WAS VALID. Important Itoclion 1 Ca a Ufa I CHATTAXOtssA, May 13. An important life insurance casta, whk-h lias attracted much attention and liscusi hi througl out the country, was decided in tlie United States Supreme Court to-ilay by Judge D. M. Key. Tlie case was tliat of Yonge vs. She Equitable LifeAssur- ance Company of New York City. Yonge made application for '.inmi of insurance, and the licy was issued but was not presented at the assured's place of busi ness till two weeks after its tlate Wlien the isJicy was ready for delivery it was learned that the assured was sick and, although the premium was tendered, it was refused, Five weeks afterwards the assured die ami the iNiIicy, Is-ing still in the hands ol the local agent, an injunction was se cured preventing its return. The com iany contested the claim liecause the a- plication for insurance con taimtl a clause providing that the first premium must lie naid duriiur the life and irool health of the assured. Judge Key gave judgment for the plaintiff for the face of the ix.lii-y witl interest and costs ami deciihil that tl (Milicy went into force w hen the appli'-a- tioii was acceptisl ami the miIh-v issued that the clause iimiii w hich thecoiiiKiny predicated its offence v as waived by tls fiU-t that the agent of tlie comiKiny had given the applicant an indulgence as t Ktvmt-lit of the premium ami that the company was resisinsihie for the delay in the delivery of the policy which was occasioned by an error on the iart of the company's medical examiner. . NOT A IIKFAI'LTEK. Aa Injurious fetory alMiut th 'aliir of an lalinoi Hank Kcfutanl. I H l 'aim . Jlav M. A lew davs ago the Associated Press rerted an all"ged defalcation in the Will Cismtv National Bank. To-day W. S. B. Brooks, presi dent of the Kink, telegraphs the Asso ciated Press from Juliet, Ills., as follows "The Bank Examiner has just con- hided his examination of the Will 'on nt v National Bank of this city, and finds that its condition i quite satisfac tory, and its affairs in I letter sh.-qie than when he l:ist made his examination and in tins connect ion it is iropcr for me to state that lenry I. Knowlton. late cashier f the liatik was not short in his accounts w ith the hank, nor a defaulter, nor has he lieena fugitive, nor h:is nis father nor my other M-rson for him. or on his ac count. Iiceii reomred to make up or ikiv .n v deficit to the hank. 1 1 is affairs with the Kink were all ri'-ht and satisfactorily ad- j list I and he left the Umk with the H-st wishes of the officers lor Ins success ill whatever undertaking he might en- Kage. Ills residence is here and lie is at present at home with his family. langer-ou f'nrt-t r'irtvoii thefVrrat Lake. MakoI'ktte, Mich.. May 13. Forest tires are rajjing in the vicinity of Negau- llee. I lie l ses to owners of pine land will lie vcr heavy. Some mining loca- ioi:s an threatened with destruction. Near Teal I-ake and Carp River tlie fires are raging along the tracks of the t liu-a-go and Northwestern. Diiluth ami South Shore and Milwaukee and Northern rail roads. Forest City, a mining village, is threatened with destruction. Tlie fires are spreading in every direction. Du- Iuth dispatches say the navigation of Iike Superior is interfered with by the smoke ol the .Michigan ami Wisconsin tires. At Kscanalia and other places the tire departments have Is-eii called out to tiirht the flames and the situation is very ritieal. Iiif-eiollary Firm in Miiniraooli. Minneapolis. May 11. Several fires broke out last niuht. some of w hich were ncendiary and led Mayor Amestolie- lieve that a gang of tire bius was or- ganized for the purtose of burning the ity. Accordingly, early this morning, the Mayor directed iolicemcn armed with Winchester rilles to guard the lills, lumlier yards and factories. The boiler, blacksmith and car reiaair hops of the MiniK-npolis and St. LuMiis Railroad Comitany burned nliotit clock this morning. Tlie loss is alsiut l.sl.lNNI. The other losses by tire were mall. A 'hlinher 4 'harieeil nith Kiuhracery. Piiilaiikij-iiia. May 12. L. I.um Smith, publisher of the Ayeid'n lleruld. barged with committing embra cery by sending to a nunils-r jurors of the present jaanel marked copies of his iaier and circulars relating to lils-1 suits brought against im by Anthony Comstock and James Britton of tlie New York Society for he Suppression of Vice and Immorality, was to-day given a hearing In-fore Judge iordon and held in Uiil for trial at the present term of court. The -w Treasurer in Charge. Washinutox, May 13. The new United States Treasurer, Jas. W. Hyatt, as Is-cn officially notified of his ap pointment and is exected to file his Is iiu 1 and take the oath of ottice next week. The transfer from the outgoing to the incoming Treasurer w ill involve count of the cash and the securities ia the treasury and can examination of lsMiks. records, and accounts of the ottice. It is estimated that this work will consume at least two months. Tha f.ulnare Knak- New Orleans, May 13. The steamer ulnare. w hich w as once sent to the Arc tic Ocean by Cait. Howgate. of the Sig nal Service, and w hich the British (kv ernment was recently exiecting off the Irish coast loaded with dynamite, was sunk on May 5, five miles from Ruatan. She was in the Ruatan and New Orleans fruit trade. No lives were lost. The t'oka Mrtkrra Itetermined. I'ittsbuko. May 13. Tlie Ucncral Executive Board of tlie Knights of LuIkb lias issued no order in reference to the coke strike, and now tlie coke workers say they will stand out for the next six months. Meanwhile the strike is caus ing a reduction of 34,000 tons er week in the pig iron production of the Maho ning, Shenango and Allegheny Yalleys. Tnreo Penau Harnca to Death. PnTSBl'EO, May 13. At Coal Valley, last night, Mrs. Cook poured kerosene oil from a can upon a fire to hasten its burning. An explosion followed, and Mrs. Cook and two children were I turned to death and tlie house destroyed. ATTACKS THE C LAN NA GAEL The "London Tlni-a" KeM lt Article on Para-llina. Loniion, May 13. Tlie Time has re sumed the publication of regular articles intended to show thectmnection lietween "Parnellisni ami Crime." Tlie present series of articles is entitl.il "Behind the scenes in America." The matter is the result of an inquiry w hich the Time says it instituted laid summer into the relations I iet ween the American Fenians and Parnellites ami purport to contain a number of secret records of the Clan Na Gael society obtained through schism in the society and quarrels among its leaders. Among the documents pule lislied are what is alleged to la copies of the constitution of the society, lists of its officers at various epochs, letters from its jwist ami present leaders, secret circulars and rc torts of the stici ety's conventions. The Time says its inquiries are not complete, for the rea son that the society has lieen organized so that its system of working has lie come seemingly an iiiqiciictralile mys tery. Editorially the Time says: It is iiMiossihle to doll ll that the 1ml icy of the Parnellites and. therefore, of Gladstone, is ultimately dictated by tin heads of the society and by Patrick Ford. ICevarilina; Negro l Union in America. LoxiMix. May 13. Cardinal CiliUms arrived in Iiondoii, yesterday. He kept his movements secret, as he was desir ous of avoKimj; receptions ami Is iiilt lionicd. After a brief interview with Cardinal Manning he proceeded to St. Joseph s College of the Sacred Heart at Millllill, a neat western suburb of !n don. where Ifishop aughaii ami I anon Benoit, rector of the college receive. lim. Cardinal ( ibis ins declines to Is interviewed. Bishop aiighaii says that the Cardinal came to the college for quiet and also to consult with Bishop Yaiighan and Camm Id-noit w ith ref- eiule to the negro missions in America I he college has a siieciai interest in ne gro missions in the Southern States. Cardinal liililxms is desirous of estab lishing a branch of the college at Balti more under Ins own immediate surM-r-visioti. Will the Otieen lie t.raeloni? Ijiinimix, May 13. Mr. Norris, Pro gressist t oiiservatl ve, aska-d the ( .ovel ll- ment ill the Jloiise of Commons, this af- ernooii, whether, in the event of the uissage of the Coercion Bill, they would onsider the quest ion of recommending to the luecn as one of the features of her Jubilee celebration the granting of gen- ral amnesty to all prisoners in Ireland under detention for agrarian crim-s. nit not guilty of personal violence. W. II. Smith, answering for the (iov rmneiit. said they were not in a Misi- ioii to make any such engagements. Mr. I'arnrll Health VVoriM. liOMsi.V. May 13. Mr. Pamell's health worse snice Ins journey yesterday, Imm reland to Inidoii. Ity his physician's advice Mr. Paruell proceeds at once to Bournemouth, where he will remain un til Tuesday, at which date be exjss-ts to lie able to attend Parliament. Kather Mef,lnn to lie Warned again. Rome. May 13. The I'oe will, it is an nounced, communicate w itii Arciunsiiop Wrigan, oC New York, regarding the case of Dr. McClvnii. His Holiness, it is stated, will, in this communication, ae prove of the Arc hbishop'sconduct toward Dr. MHJlynn and charge bis f 'race to warn the priest once for all that if he Iocs not pri-sent himself liefore the Sil- ireme ecclesiastical authorities at Rome within forty days he w ill lie formally ex- ommiinicatcd. The Afghan ComniitMiion in Kniuda. St. Peteksbcro. May 13. Although the Russian Government has treated Sir West Ridgeway, chief of the British Commission on the Afghan frontier dis pute with the utmost courtesy since his arrival here, early last month, it refuses aliate any of its claims. The Czar to- lay received the memliers of the British 'tun mission. Sir West Ridgeway w ill iend a few days in Moscow. Itritixh Oe iiit ion of Kk.VI. Cairo May 13. In the new conven tion lie! ween the Porte and Great Britain. it is agreed tliat the ieriod of British.oc- ii-iation of Egypt sliall be not less than wo nor more tlian five years. Will Ciive O'ltrirn Full I.ihertv. j Toronto, May 13. The (Unite to-mor row w illaii'ioiince, on Iird tansdowne's authority, that the Governor General wishes Mr. O'Brien to have full lils-rty f Hieech. I Chirairo HoiMing IM-k Out. Chicauo, May 13. The following no ice was mailed to each memlicr of the Master Masons and Builders Association to-day : In pursuance of the following reso lution adopt i I at a meeting of the asso ciation held Tuesilay evening. May in. you are hereby requested to stop all work Friday, May 13, and report to the Executive Committee. ItemJred. That we. the Master Masons" and Builders' Association do hereby pledge ourselves to refuse to comply with t he ilem.-iml made bv the Bricklav- ers' and Stone Masons' Unions for the payment of wages on Saturday, and we furthermore bind ourselves on our lionor to pay every second Monday or Tuesday, and tliat in case the bricklayers or stone unisons refuse to work or strike on any memliers of the Master Masons and Builders' Association that we shall shut down all work until said strike is over. Fifteen hundred bricklayers ainl al most as many carpenters, hod carriers ami otlier workmen employed on build ings were re-iorted idle this morning. with fresh accessions hisirly. To-mor row it is said, the Bricklayers Union will go through the formality of ordering a strike, and will call off the few men at work at present. Thirty-six men at work for Joseph Downey on tlie depot at Indianapolis have lieen called in ami are expected in town to-morrow. Tlie architects and real estate dealers liave called a meeting at which committees will be ap'iointed to confer and co-o-erate with a committee, to be appointed by the builders to-morrow morning, for tlie purpose of endorsing any action taken by tlie memliers of the Buililers and Trailers" Exchange. A Hit the ivrmer. Courier-Journal. Twenty years from this year Ci nc-in nati newspapers will be printed on type made w here now are only "sparse Con federate ptipulauoaa. CHURCH ROW IN CHARLESTON. Kecrwion from tha Kplaropal Conveatlon Beraaa of a Negro Hector. Charleston, S. C, May 13. The Episco'ial Diocesan Convention of South Carolina continued to-day tlie discussiou of the right of the colored clergy to ad mission to the floor as delegates. A great many speeches were made on !th sides of the question and considerable feeling was manifested. This morning Bishop Howe announced the Convention organized for business. An ap-al was taken from his ruling and a deliate came up on the color .pies- tion in this sluqs-. After discussing the matter all day the convention reassem bled this evening when the bishop put the question on sustaining in.apieal from his decision. 1 he convention re fused to sustain the decision, w hei-euMUi the the bishop ordered the secretary to read the rul-s of order. Tl i is j ireci j ii ta ted an en t i rely ll lie x lected scene. Hon. C. G. Meminger, lay delegate from Grace I 'litirch. Charlew;on. jumped to bis feet and announced that Grace Church would w ithdraw from the con vent ion. lie was quickly followed by other memliers of the I-nty all over the church who announced that they and their Churches would also withdraw. When the count was made it was found that the lay delegates from fourteen parishes had w ithdrawn, ami that of the clergymen. Re". It. S. Trappin. of St. Michael's. Church, t'harlestou. and Rev. William Haw ks, of Trinity Church, Abbeville, had joined in the secession. The rules of the Church provide that ten Churches shall constitute a quorum. There are more than enough delegates, lay and clerical, left to make a quorum and the convention will continue its sessions to-morrow. The Turf ami tha lliauinml. iiai.timiire, Jlav ia. i he hrst race to-day in the l'imlii-o Spring Meeting, the I'atais't stakes for two year olds live furlongs, was won by Salvini Toniqtie. second: My Own, third. Time IJII!. Muttials paid f"il.l" The second race, a mile, for beaten horses. Valiant won: A I reed, second Tom Hood, third. Time: 1:43. MutU'ils I mid W. The third, the I'reakness stakes for three year olds, a mile and a half, 1 Hin di ne won, Mohoney, second; Raymond. third. Time: ".'::!!'. Mutiluls Kiid t-?.M. The fourth race, free handicap swecjistakts, a mile and a quarter. Telle Dim won; Panama, second; Nettle, third: Time; JHI'.U. I he fifth race, one mile s lung race. Nellie Van won. liclinont. second; Frankie B.. third. Time: i: l t. .M tit mils paid Vi. 7 ". Iah IsviLLE. May 13. At the races, to day, Egmoiit and Perkins were the only favorites w ho came under the wire lirst. The prettiest race of the day was that lietween Iong Slipcr and Gold Flea, the two running side by side for the w hole distance, a mile and a quarter and the latter w inning by a neck. The lict- ting was spirited. Considerable kicking was indulged in by the liettors on ac count of the small is Ids given by the bookmakers who have had a monoioly owing to the alisence of auction pools. Cong L" 11 man, one of the liookmakcr. I ased a counterfeit check for $:U)0 on (old Flea. Jacobin was purchased this morning by George B. llaiikins, of Chicago, for 7,"is). liUild Bros, have lieen offered I",'.(mm for Montrose. The first race, to-day, of one mile, Ef- lie Hardy won, with Brilliant second. and Marks third. Time: l:lil. The second race, five-eights of a mile, Perkins won; Badger, second; Buck- hound, third. Time: 1 H. The third race, one and one-fourth miles. Gold Flea lieut IjOllg Slipper in :33i. The fourth race, one and one-sixteenth miles, Egmoiit won; Clarion, second; Kloruiiore, third. Time: 1:T0. The fifth race, three-fourths of a mile. Bixby won; Fannie, second; Lucien third. Time: 1:17J. Memphis, May 13. Score by innings: M. -hilIi, 0 0 7 1 1 1 3 7-Si Mobile 9 0 tl II 1 I 0 it S- 7 CmcAiMi, May 13. Score by innings : Chicairo 0 0 0 II 4 1 0 8 - 7 is-iroit 10 0S0O03S--1T Boston, May 13. Score by innings : Huston 0 S 2 0 II (I 4 0(1 it Wustllllirtoll 10S00001 1 5 Lmcisvii.LE, May 13. Score by inn ings: lmisville .0 t 0 I II I 0 1 II 4 .0 U 0 0 0 1 0 0 0- 1 Allilelie 11TTSBUHO, May 13. core by innings: Pittslmrar liitiiiinuMpliM 1 ii o o ii o o o i- o o o o 1 o o l 1 A Philahelphia, May 13. icore by inn- ings: IMiil.t-l.-llhiu New V.irk .... 01000400 16 O0O0UOO I O 1 Cincinnati. May 13. Score by inn- ings: Cineinniiti. ..... M 1 I 1 I 0 1 1-13 Metropolitan . . . 0001011 lo 4 St. Lot" is. May 13. Score by innings; St, Louin 1 0 0 3 5 1 0 1 it-II I (.ill l more I0OOO030O4 Charleston, May 13, Set .re by inn- ings: Chariest. si Savannah OOOSf450 n-tl OOSS0O3IO 7 f iiiiinir not playtsl. A C'ae of l.eproy la Minneapolis Minnkapoija. May 13. A genuine case of leprosy has lieen discovered here. The victim is a Norwegian, aged thirtj- ix. who says he contracted the disease n Norway, and lias suffered nine years. He is apiarently in the last stages of tlie lisease. He has three children who have so far escaped the disease. Promptly Used Her Privilege. Ilaytuna, 1., Henvacrat. At the late municipal election in Leav enworth. Kan., the Democratic Camil la te for Mavor was elected bv one vote. A Republican gentleman in this city wlto has a daughter out there was politically shocked the other day by receiving a let ter from her stating tliat tliat w-as her vote. She liad been a resident of Kan sas al mt six months, and only late in tlie afternoon on the day of the election learned tliat women were entitled to vote, and tliat she had gained a legal residence. She quietly exercised tlie privilege by voting for tlie Democratic candidate on the ground that be was the best man. Yaaar fa the Caase. Leesbura- Commercial. A Sumter County boy hears off the fifth out of the ten prixen offered by the Jacksonville Herald for the prize essays against the liquor traffic Cliaa. P. Sum nierall, of Astatula. The Western Earthquake. New York Trtlsitie. As fuller news comes in regarding the late Western earthquakes it Utilities evi dent that though the first ititelliKt'iice of them reached us from Arizona, that was not the center of the disturbance. The effects in Si mora are now known to have tieeii much more serious than in the tieighlioriiig lerrttorv, and it is begin nini; to look as if the convulsions ha really lieen widely extended and remark able in their transforming influence. lliougli tlie first statements us t me upM-arauce ol active volca noes in Arizona have been contra. Ii ti. it is now said that volcanic outbreak liave occurred lit the Sierra Neviula range, and a disjiutcli from Guaymas to a San Francisco journal asserts that the most serious loss of lile, involving the overwhelming of l.VI Hople nt Montezu ma was the direct result of such a vol canic eruption. No doubt it will lie nec essary to nwait further and more cait IUI investigation in-fore iltiv certaintv- can lie reach.il hs to the full extent and and character of the late .list urluiiices. but enough seem known alien I v t warrant the inference that the hav been imiNirtatit. ine ri'inirt mai canons usually tiry hi this season have In-cti found full of water since the earth. make, mav int- liaiM In taken w nh ull.iw ance. Earth quakes mi doiidt friipiently effect springs out tney inucii more ireoiicnllv cause them to dis;ipM-ar than they prodiu new ones, i ne water in tne canons mav lie the result of a seismic diversion of Id water courses or there mav h.iv is-eii an iKpus.us eruption, as sometimes liapieiis. In any case, if the news is true, the event is fortunate. Niiiinosiuur the sources if the uat.-r to U- is-r- inaneni. A siin more curious mid exciting remrt Is t-l the effect mat ine iau ol pi it of a mountain in the Santa Catalina range luis uncovers I two apii icntlv rich auriferous eins. Such a report' will as sure a prompt examination of the region, ii it uoes Homing more, i lie .Mexican men of science are said to hav e predicted rather tardily, it apin-ars general eartliotiakedisliirlitinces through the re public, though what value I he statement has can only be conjectured tit present ami mere is not mug to show that .Mexi can scientists possess any sin-ci.tl or pri vate iniormaiioii in ine premises, r.aitli- qiiakes cut 1 1 lot In foretold, though ill tl e use or active volcanoes erupt ions limy he. Matliiiimiselle Kollis. hll.I. Psria U-tler t-.Tl Hill. The plunge of the heiress is the town talk of the hour. All her family are against her. "She is taking iiImmiI twelve millions sterling out of the family, ami throwing herself away on a man w ho has nothing but a fine Ih-Isoii Hllil gellleel genealogy. f course, they s.-iy "he only marries her for h.-r tuoue," What if he docs';" sh- replies; "il's bet ter to lie married mr mai young than .Id. I know- I'm plain; I know I'm vnl gar i.Miking, mil i may nave sonieiiiuig ii me that pi -as-s. Since 1 liave more m n 'V than I can everspeml w hy marry or riches; if 1 inn not h Is-autv fate cause is a series of matches made for money. For my part 1 would In- more hliged to my ancestor if 1 had inher ited good looks and fewer millions. As toold blazons. 1 told them m contempt when they go with worn-out Mood." Die heiress was indulged from infancy bv a tender, well-meaning and in all re- sH-cts good mother, but it is a mistake to say that she was sHiild. She has a iHiunteous lisMisitioii and a clear mid strong head. I ler mill ons have be n at nurse almost since islie was a lialiv. When a miss in h.-r ti-ens she iissiime.l the direction of her stables (Hid dog ken nel and drove four ponies in hand. If j l.lged by a high ii-sthetie standard, she certainly is plain, being like the ances tral million gatl erer w bom lial.iu; helif up as the strongest t viie he had ever seen of what unarist.N-ralic German Judaism prisltices. The resemblance, however. i-tonly physical, a. id it is a wonder that it is not stronger iii-nii.l-iii marriages having, until recently, Is-cn the rule of the clan. It is t.t the honor of this great heiress that she wants to take ouite u f ew departure. The winner of her hand is a Belgian cavalry oflieer and a Catho lic, lie danced at cotillions at her mother's balls and cantered in the Itois into the young lady's affections. Fair cousins of hers have married Cath- ilio noblemen, but tin blazons in both cases were highly aristo cratic, ami royal arms of a Gei-man house are quartered on one of them. 1 he self-willed heiress is the ls-st whip" ami equestrian in Paris. The Itui-.le Morny once fluttered around her, but lifter the reyghiiie tragedy she turned her back on him. Iteing now or age, she can marry whom she pleases, alter resiss t- ful summation. They must Is served thrice, at intervals of throe months, which brings the necessary delay up to nine months. In her phice, I should get myself naturalized English. This would 'liable her to keep the control of her whole fortune and to get miirri.il with out any formality at a registrar's oflice. I'ari letter to Truth MUtakeofa LIT-Time." Levy County Tiiiuw. Bloxham has heretofore Ihi ii an ns- tute jioliticiaii, but his so-i ailed reply lo the damaging charges made by Drew, is the mistake of a life time. It is the se verest indictment of Bloxham and his tactics, that has ever apis ure.l in print. The Time-Vitio is the only one of the Bloxham organs that dared to publish it. and it aiHil.igizcd to its readers for loing so. Ami well it might. When a man has been honored bv the people of his State us ex-Governor Bloxham has, can descend to the low plane that he doc in answer ing ertiiicnt questions regarding his tu idle acts, it shows that the s-ople isve lieen mistaken in their man, and that he is unworthy of their further con fidence. This controversy will long la the blankest ixigein the t-olitical history of Florida. Although light has Is-cn thrown into some dark corners, it in ilollliff ill la-lift her I hi l-llhlieitv irivell the n.atu-n, discussed, will benefit the State or not. It is too demoralising in its tendencies. A Political Opinion. 1'liUa.leliiliia Kee.ir.1. What the Republicans chiefly lack is a vital iHiliticaf issue ursin which they could go In-fore the masses of intelligent voters. Hail they such an issue the em barrassment in the choice of a candid ate might lie easily overcome. The Democrats, unless they shall plant them selves squarely on the principles of tar iff reform, will lie round tn a similar redicament. In that case tlx organization of a third party represent ing" the genuine interests of workingmeii will become alisolutely necessary and in evitable. The Hoosier Stat for Ciefelanil. Atlanta OiiMittiil.-ii. Tlte spirit of Thomas A. Il.-ndii. ks must liave been stalking around in In diana. At the election last fall the Dem ocrats of that State allowed themselves to lie ingkirioiisly wallo'stl by the Re niiblicaiis. Last Tues-hiy, at the local elections, they braced up ami fought with something like their old-time fire. Tlie consequence was they made gains all oyer the State. Indiana will go for Cleveland in 1W. Blaine's Cold Summer. I'tiea Observer. Unlesa Mr. Blaine is ex trendy active and careful Wisconsin w-ill slip away from his grasp. Tlie leading ltepublicui pajs-r of ilie State, the Milwaukee Sen tinel, otiotaies his reiioniinatksi, and Sen ator Sawyer has declared for Sherman Tne sins multiply that it is going to las an inclement summer for Blaine. . UKOOKSVIM.I- Wherr and What tin Town I. tf Proipcctt I RlllroW tut-tuna)? chaal Picnic Tha Oaltfaliaa al Tallahaaaaa -Batlnaat Uatt.rt I 't.nijNiiil itl nf Iht iVialAa ,Vmt. Hiusiksv n.ijc, Fla.. May 13. Where is Brooksville ? Why, bless you, BriMiksville is the county seat of Hernando County, lleruanda is one of llie gulf counties, Brooksville is located sixteen miles from the gulf. is beautifully situated on the summit of a high hill HiNl feet above the sea level, ornamented by live oaks, iii.igiioli.is.und the ever present orange trees, l-.ight hundred is the nuill- It of its inhabitants. The Florida Southern Railroad finds here it terminal mint. The 1 Irunge Hell 1 Jail road is seek ing n line so as to be in operation No vcin-U-r 1. The Silver Spring, Oculu and Gulf Railro.xl also is tioiiiting this way. trooksvillc, w ithout doubt, will be oim of the prized (mints in South Florida. It will Im- our uim to give you a weekly budget and ki-cp Hiintsof interest liefore your readers which we ure c to Is-lieve lire legion. 1 he iopulurity of the Daily and Weekly Pai.atka News is growing daily in strength. To-day is "picnic day." Tim liltle foil. of the Methodist Kpiscopul Sunday School are out in full force going to the shores of one if the beautiful lakes to have a right royal good time. Unite a iiumlM-r of the county officials and ili,cns h ft for Tulluliosse, yester- l.tv. Thoonly returns from tlieni up to late is that they had not yet arrived. I nt. -rest waxes warm mid many will be in susH'Use until an H ioiiitmeiit is made. The Brooksville biick yard is thor oughly established and is turning out an article that is pronounced llrst class. Wn nay now look for several brick blocks lo he built soon. Considerable real es tate has changed hands during the past month. A gixsl summer business is I. Miked for. The nritnge trees are show ing i!i their accustomed amount of fruit. We exjs-ct a good crop. Court adjourned Friday. Judge Mitchell, presiding. IXKiN. .More lnler-Mste Enigma. Washixoton, May H. In ressiuse to it letter from Secretary M.stelcy of the In ter-Stale Commerce Commission ask ing for iiiiformiilioii as to the necessity for granting certain railroads in the Stale of Michigan relief from tlieo-ra-lioii of the fotirlh clause of the Inter state Commerce law in order that they may lie able to meet water coms-titiou at certain points, lleptity Railroad Com missioner Ransom of Michigan w rites: Ileretolore there has seemed to be bll' liltle active competition lietween the railroad companies and the vessel inter ests during the season of navigation. The latter have generally fixed the rates, and the railroads come to them if they ohtaiiu-d any of the tratlic. Whether there has been very much in it Imsides the inert Used volume of ton nil ge to the credit of the general freight Hgents is v. ry doubt ful, lhe Inter-Stute tramc from w ater points in Michigan is limit, tt largely to forest pio liictsund salt In ti n lower M-uinsulii and to forest ami min eral pr. si nets in the iis-r. Wherever these proline ts can llml shipping Mints by w liter, the vessel rates will take the larger Mii tioii of the business in all cases w here the railroads are comjs-lli-d to maintain rates Iniwsi uimiii the "haul clause of the I uler-Stafe act. Under tliese conditions the vessel late would be just enough lower than the rate by rail to prevent the companiea taking any Hiition of the I rattle, but still largely above what the rate would lie were the haul" clause susiientled at luke isiints ami the railroad coiiqmnictt placed in position to coiiiM-te for a share of the trallit successfully. It is evident. I think, that the roinisi- nies do not intend reducing local rules for the puriiose of enablii.g them to do a through business in comisi-tition with water comiM-tition, If, therefore, you stisH-nd the os riition of the "long haul" rule at lake points I cannot see how such action w ould do inside local point an in justice, and it would certainly give tha HhipH-rs at lake competing kiiiiU a fur lictter rate than tlu-v could secure were the vessels given a practical monopoly of the I rude by a strict application of the rule. In the general interest of our peo ple I would stisiM-mt the rule during the season of navigation and enforce it while navigation is closed. Did the question only involve the carriage of freights in transit through our State from outsidu jsiints we should not favor the sussn sion of the rule in favor of the railroad conqianies; but in the interest of of our coastwise trade we think the ironclad application of the law should Is waived during the season of navigation. Davis vs Wolseley. Huston Herald. The comments of Mr, Jefferson Davis on Gen. lird Wolseley's article on Gen, Rolicrt K. 1ee show the easily exasper a ted spirit of the late president of tlie Southern Confederacy. It is inevitable, in writing of-cotitemMirancou affair that men should Is led away from a strict and impartial narrative by their s-rsonal prepossessions. It is often diffi cult to avoid hero-worship when writing of a man w ho lived centuries ago; but much more difficult is the ask wlien the subject of a biographical sketch is on who has exercised a strong iersonal in fluence over the writer. For this reason Iird Wolseley's account of Gen. Im was in many ways oikti to criticism, and his comparisons of his hero with military leader on I mill sidos is thonght by most is-rsons to lie far from just. But a man holding the fsmition that Mr. Davis does would, if he KisesMd a well-balanced mind, let such little reflections as might Is-cast upon him ias by unnoticed. Whatever there is in -Mr. Davis' official career that he is deserving of commen dation will find hi the next and succeed ing centurys ready acknowledgment, and this sensitiveness on his istrt would sis-iii to indicate that unwillingness to ahide by the verdict of sstterity that is rim characteristic or men who cvsii.i hardly ls called great in the htsir of their downfall. We should say that in this letter of criticism, Mr. Davis exhihted tlie reasons w hy, in tlie opinion of many he failed to make of his opportunities all that might Is) made of them. Not only docs he seem to liave an undue amount of js-rsotml pride, but he has a supersen sitiveness which renders him irritable when anything is brought forward which seems to retl.-ct adversely upon him. Men of great and historic ability have Kss-ss-. this weaknesa, but in niost cases they have had tlie good sense not to outwardly exhibit it. Certain it is that Mr. Davis lacked tlie confidence and resM-t of many of his associates in the cause of Southern independence, and it was this distrust, seemingly d emerged, which dkl much to weaken the power of resistance of the laeople of the South.