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DAILY NEWl VOLUME IV. Ms AUWlto! BLOIHAM'S PROPOSAL TO PERRY! Tallahassee Made "Wild by the Correspondence. GOV. PERRY'S SENSIBLE REPLY AND LETTER TO HIS FRIENDS. The Faseo Men Indignant at an Imputation of Bad Faith. Tha Matter lU'erros 1 thosa Who Put Co.. Porr, In Nonlaatiee-Will Satisfies Wiik an Decitloa th Ma Mats. Aaeel.il fc the Palatka Tallahassee. Mar 17. There has been more excitement to-day about the Senatorial matter than at any time yet since the Legislature convened. Gov. Bloxham, this morning, addressed a let ter to Gov. Perry reciting the- events of the contest and referring to the apparent impossibility of breaking the deadlock; finally proposing that if Perry would permanently withdraw and Pasco would do the same, he, Bloxham, would do likewise and advise hid friends to agree .upon some other candidate. The corres pondence waa as follows: oov. bloxuam's proposal. Tallahassee, Fla., May 17, 1887. To Hun. E. A. Perry, Governor of Fkritu, Tauaflaajnu, Flu.; Dear Governor As you are doubt leaa aware eighty-eight ballots have been taken in the Democratic caucus and the result has been a failure to make a nomi nation for the position of United States Senator. There remains but a little more than two weeks of the legislative session. It is probable, under the exist ing circumstances.that the balloting dur ing that period will likewi.se result in . failure to nominate. In my opinion j caucus nomination of some one dur ing the present session of the Legisla ture is essential to the future unity, har mony and integrity of the Democratic jiarty in this State. Earnestly desiring to preserve that unity, har mony and integrity, I submit to you this proamnion, trusting that it will meet with your favorable consideration, viz: That each of us re quest our respective frientls to perma nently withdraw our names from the deliberation of the caucus, thin perma nent withdrawal to embrace Mr. Pasco as well as ourselves, that the "dead kick" being broken tlie caucus will be free to select any other person they may desire. Very truly yours, W. 1). Bloxham. oov. perry's reply. Tallahassee, May 17. 1887. To riud. W. I. liluxhuia, Talluhussee, Flu: Dear Governor I have your letter of this date. No one can be more un willing that! I that my name or anything ersoiial to me should in the slightest degree stand in the way of the unity, harmony and integrity of the Democrat ic party. As the kind friends who have so flatteringly used my name in connection with the office of United States Senator liave done so uninfluenced by any per sonal aspirations of mine, and have hon ored me with their votes without solicitation on my art, I feel that 1 should leave ttiem as free to act upon the subject matter of your communication as 1 have endeavored to leave the mem tiers of the Legislature to act upon the duty imposed uoii them. I consequently submit your communi cation to them to-night and assure you that I shall be well pleased with what ever course they see tit to pursue; as well pleased if they determine to no .longer use my name as if 1 could know its use would result in a nomination. Very truly Yours, K. A. Perry. OOV. PERRY TO HIS FRIENDS. Gov. Perry addressed his friends as follows: Tallahassee, Fla., May 17. 1887. My Frienps : I have the honor to submit to you a communication from lion. W. D. Bloxham of this date and a copy of my note in reply which explain themselves. Profoundly grateful to you for your kind and generous support of me for the otlice of United States Senator. I most cuecrfully submit to you .the subject matter of the enclosed cor respondence, confident in taking what .action you will take in reference thereto you will consider only wliat you believe "to be for tlie best interests of our State and the Democratic jwirty. Gratefully jrour friend, E. A. IERR.v. a conference proponed. Perry's friends met to-night and 8nt three hours in consultation; and finally, after many propositions and counter propositions, adopted the following reso lution: Whereas, Toe mention of the name of Pasco, for w horu we cannot speak, renders it impossible to answer the proposition of tiov. Bloxham in such a manner as will put an end to the candi dacy of Gov. Bloxluun and Gov. Perry; .therefore Jienolctd, That a conference of the friend of Governor Bloxham and Gov .ernor IVrry, authorized to act in the premise, must meet with a view to jthe withdrawing the names of these gen tlemen from the Seuattrial contest for ih purpose of preserving harmony in the Democratic party, and that a copy of thia resolution be ot once forwarded to Governor Bloxham, or handed to him by committee to be appointed on the fart of Governor Perry. The committee so appointed was Messrs. Miller, Saxon. Orman, Mann, Whidden and Davidson. The proceedings of the Perry confer ence was difficult to obtain at first. Mil the wildest rumors were afloat All over the city as to the re sult thereof. The corridors of the Bt. James Hotel and the arcade in front were a perfect jam of excited members and citizens. Pasco's friends are bitterlr indignant at the imputation in Blotc bam'i letter that nis (Pasco's) recent withdrawal was net made in good faith. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. The House was at work all day on the Railroad Commission bill. The Sen Ate spent considerable time on the bill to to provide for retiring Circuit Judges on Jialf pay. Choatx. PROPOSITIONTOJ REPUDIATE. Tlrft-tala'S Troable with Her State Debt A CHtittta.aI Aaaaadaarat. Richmond, Va., May 17. The session of the Senate, to-day, waa occupied with the discussion of the proposed Constitu tional amendment which provides for the repudiation of all the State's bonds not funded in the new threes after the amendment is ratified by the people. This amendment, even if it is passed by this Legislature, must be approved by another Legislature and endorsed by a majority of the voters of the State be fore it becomes operative. At a caucus of the Democratic mem bers of the Legislature to-night a resolu tion waa adopted providing that bills and resolutions relating to the State debt, which may be reported from the joint committee appointed to consider the same, shall be given priority over all other legislation, and that the General AssemMy will not adjourn until such legislation has been perfected. The con stitutional amendment was discussed, but no formal action was taken. Will Sam Yield to Another Arrest. Harrmburo, Va May 17. The case of S. R. Sterling, the defaulting treas urer of this county, was called in the County Court to-day, and the prisoner failing to appear by reason of physical disability, a rule was issued on a bail bond returnable at the June term of court, and the Sheriff was ordered to take charge of the prisoner. Physicians say that Sterling can not live many weeks, being so swollen with dropsy as to prevent his walking or even being dressed. It is thought tliat he will never be brought to trial. Tha Prenldeat will Visit North Carolina. Washington, May 17. The President to-day received an invitation to attend the North Carolina Teachers Assembly at Morehead City, N. C, from June 14 to 20. The invitation was presented by Mr. Harrell, Secretary of the Assem bly, who came to this city front Raleigh for that express purnose. The President received him kindly and said he would consider tine matter. He remarked, liowever, that he hardly thought he would be able to visit North Carolina at the time indicated, but would endeavor to do so later In the year. t ire In North Carolina. Raleigh. N. C, May 17. A fire In Rockingham. Richmond County, burned the dwelling and storehouse of Mrs. Sue H. Sanford, storehouse and stock of Steele Bros., residences of Dr. T. S. Cole and Mrs. P. R. Mason, saloon of J, G. Smith and the beef market of T. Weill. The loss is unknown but is partly covered by insurance. The fire Is sup posed to be of incendiary origin. Major Bn: Perley Poor Very 111. Washington, May 17. Maj. Ben: Per ley Poore was taken seriously ill, this afternoon, in his committee room at the CapitoL The attack was the result of overwork and heat. The Major was overcome suddenly by sickness of the stoumch and fainted away. Three physi cians were soon in attendance and in a few moments the patient was restored to consciousness. When his strength was partly regained he was removed to his rooms at the Ebbitt House where lie is now resting quietly. . the Tier. Gravesend, N. Y., May 17. The Brooklyn Jockey Club has decided to jnxtpone the next day of meeting till Thursday, May 2ft. the expiration of the time at which the frovernor lias to sign the Pool bill. First race, to-day, three-quarter mile. Brittanic won; Jehi Ban, second; Bank rupt, third. Time: 1:10 J. Second race, one mile and a f urloDg, Barnum won; Favor, second; Biscuit, third. Time: 1:54 J. The third race, five furlongs. Specialty won; Suitaltern, secomi; rving crao, third. Time: 1:0:1. The fourth race, one mile. Hanover won; Julietta Colt, second: Dunbine, third. Time: l:4:ij. The fifth race, five furlongs. King Fish won; Guarantee, second; Tea Tray, third. Time: 1. -OSJ. The sixth race, mile and a sixteenth, Florence M. won: Letretta. second; Or lando, third. Time: 1:51. Louisville. May 17. The sixth day of the Louisville meeting presented not a very attractive programme. The weather was cloudy and the attendance only fair. SUMMARY OF FIRST RACE. Three-quarter mile heats. Oleum t Mary Me F.va K , Kiralin 1 l z o 3 S Time: I. IT. I17H. Second race, J mile dash, Los Angeles won; Winona and Amos tied for second place. Time: 1:17 V. Third race, 1 mile. Rio Grande won; Uncle Dave, second; Alamo, third. Time: HVJJ. Fourth race. 1 mile, Longalight won; Monocrat. second: Nellie C. third. Time: 2:40. Fifth race, mile. Poeomoke won; Jennie McFarland. second; Avery, third. Time: 1:141. BASE BALL. Cincinnati. May 17. Score by inn ings: Itncinnati Urooklyn . .....0 1 0 3 000 c-w 3 1102S00 2-11 New York, May 17. Score by inn ings : New York 0 2 4 4 1 4 5 5 1-3 Imlianuixtlia 2 0100011 1 Philadelphia. May 17. Score by inn ings : Philadelphia 0 10032 31 010 Detrt. 000041 10 4 1 Louisville. May 17. Score by inn ings : Louts Hie 100100 011 Baltimore 00023 1 Six inning on account of ruin. Washington. May 17. Score by inn ings : Washington 0 100112 S 14 Chieuiro. 1 0300020 1 Boston, May 17. Score by innings : TWton 10003040 311 Pittsburg 0 303103000 Cleveland, O., May 17. The Cleveland-Metropolitan game waa postponed to-day on account of rain. St. Louis, May 17. Scre by innings: St. Louis 0 110000010-3 Athletic. 1 00110000 I 4 'Innings not played. PALATKA, JACKSONVILLE. MR. LLOYD'S MARITAL TROUBLES stare Ittoreaaiiatiea at the Florida Raileay aa Navigatiea Companr-Militar, Rtctptios. Sueeial to the Pnlntha Arm. Jacksonville. Fla., May 17. To put it mildly, surely"Sheol hath no fury like a woman scorned," and such no doubt are the unpleasant reflections to-day of Lucius McQueen Lloyd, who once again has full time for quiet re flection behind prison bars. Only yesterday afternoon, as rejiorted to The Palatka News, Lucius McQueen Lloyd Btepped forth from Justice Jack son's court, as he thought, a free man and free from the damaging charge of being a bigamist, Bui the sequel will show that he was not destined to go his way in confident peace and security. Hardly had he been released when a brother of the woman, Mrs. Mary A. Lloyd, nee North, aa she styled herself, arrived here from Augusta. Ga.. and the two went before the Grand Jury, now in session and had Lloyd indicted upon the charge of bigamy, or "polygamy"' as the indict ment ha jt- He was again arrested this morning and placed in jail. It will be remembered this first Mrs. Lloyd charges that she was married to Lucius McQwen Lloyd at Columbia, S. C, in 1882; that he noon afterward de serted her and came here to Jacksonville, where in lHj3 lis married one Henrietta Mann, with whom haa since lived, the fruit of the union ling several chil dren. Lloyd stoutly denied the accusa tion and plead not guilty to the serious impeaclunent. The burden of proof was of course on the complainant, and hav ing no witnttttses the justice could do aught else but turn Lloyd 3 loose. The arrival of the brother, however,, it would seem, puts the case in a far less favorable light for Lloyd, as it is alleged he claims to have been present at tho solemn ceremony that joined his sinter to the recreant defendant. Tliey claim the marriage certificate will be produced when Lloyd comes to be judged by a jury of ha peer in the next Circuit Court. The case has excited no little interest here, both on account of the handsome appearance and intelligent learing of the complainant, who is a stately blonde. well, evej fashionably dressed, and bears the stamp 4 having leen well reared, and the Infer local life of tbe defendant, who, though pursuing an humble occu pation he wa a gate keeper at the Brooklyn crossing of the Florida Railway and Navigation Road was regarded as a quiet, industrious and dutiful family man, and had made warm friends since his residence here, lie had a very re spectable family, among whom is an aged ntothc r, whose grief and that of hi present wife is said to be very pitialJe at the troubles and tribulations of the son and husband. FLORIDA RAILWAY A.SD NAVIGATION COMPANY. It is said here to-day tliat the long-talked-of reorganization of the Florida Railway and Navigation Company has been perfected by the bondholders in New York. Receiver Duval is now in New York, and the other subordinate officials of the system refuse, as yet, to tell who are to be the new officials or wliat plans the new organization has mapped out. It is hinted, however, tliat tlie reorganization means the taking of the road out of the hands of the receiver. It will be remem bered that the entire system is now in that official, hands by the order of the United States Court, and of course, new decrees of the court will have to be ol tained to perfect any new arrangement. Tlie United States Court convenes here again June 1. RECEPTION TO CAPT. AND MRS. CALL. The reception to Capt. and Mrs. Rydon M. Call, given by the Jacksonville Light Infantry, at their Armory, to-night, was in every respect a brilliant and enjoya ble affair. The ball is now in progress, and the beauty and chivalry of the me tropolis are whilingaway tlie midnight hours in the "sweet oblivious mazes" of the waltz. Cam L. CREDIT M0BILIEK. Imaartant Taxtliaaa) la tha Investigation by tha Pacific Railaaj Company. New York, 5ay, 17. The investiga tion before the Psvcific Railway COmmis mission, which has been in progress for several days, found the well known broker John Pondir on the stand, this morning. He went over the old story of the credit Mobilier in which the names of Jim Fiske, Jay Gould, Oakes Ames and Oli ver Ames. John B. Alley and others fig ured prominently. He took occasion to vindicateOakes Ames, saying that he was an honorable man and was killed by the infamous stories told concerning him. He attempted to show the con nection of Blaine with the Credit Mobi lier. He said that when Tom Scott was elected President of the Union Pacific. Scott told the witness he had eighty-two bonds which belonged to Blaine and which the Union Pacific would have to pay. The stock was shown to the witness. Jay Gould was the next witness. His first connection with the Union Pacific was in 1873. He bought largely of that stock at 38 cents and below, but it ent down to 15 cents. He found the road had an immense floating debt and went to work with Sidney Dillon and Oliver Ames to fund it, and as they improved the property the stock went up. "I deny, emphatically," said Mr. Gould, "that I had any connection with the Union Pacific before 1873. I never took any interest in the Kansas Pacific until 1878 and recall nothing of the pro posed consolidation with the Union Pa cific as early as 1875. There might have been something in the press about it, but I am not responsible for what floats about in the papers. I know nothing of FLORIDA, TSDXESDAY MORNCSTG, a consultation with Col. Thomas A. Scott at tlie Continental Hotel at Phila delphia concerning the proposed consol idation of roads "n 1875, nor do I remem ber any action looking to unity of inter est between tlie Kansas Pacific ami the Colorado Central at thaftime. Subsequently the witness said there was an agreement at one time for such a union but it was never carried out and he must have seen CoL Scott in refer ence to it, The witness recalled the pool agreement of 1S73 and said he signed for over three million securities. It was soon demonstrated that the t-ool agree ment would not carry and a consoli dated mortgage was determined upon. The witness did not remember who man aged tlie pool and kept the figures, or whether he actually delivered the secur ities to the Executive Committee or not. After we had seoojied in all the securi ties," said the witness, "and the consoli dated niortaged liad been executed, tlie stock was issued to the holders of the jiool securities. Mr, Gould here presented statements of his dealings in Kansas Pacific and was examined at length with reference to them. The witness made a large sale of Union Pacific stock to Com mack and Keene in 1879, On the 1st of January, 1379, he owned 170,000 shares of stock and on the 24th of January, IS), he was clear on the books of the Union Pacific, Mr. Gould, continuing, aaid "the consol idation was an assured fact, January 15, 1SW0, for I signed the aper on that day ami I held the controlling interest in Kansas Pacific. It was .desirable to ef fect the consolidation to put in Denver Pacific stock of which I held a million dollars worth which I had bought at ten cents. As Trustee I held 29.90 shares.and I told Mr. Holmes if he could get an order of court releas ing it we would put it in at more than it was worth that is at 500,000. I re memlier this artieularly, as I sold f 1, 000,000 worth at 10 and shortly after louglit it back at jar. The Trustees would have got nothing if this stock had not Is-en released,, for he bonds would have been foreclosed and the stock could not have gone into the consolidation. What I did in tlio matter was the liett possible thing for the trust and I am willing to stand by my action. The party having charge of the consolidation agreed to give. $ViO,000 for this trust stock and but for this arrangement nothing could liave been done toward paying otf the mortgage. Whatever the consolidated couiany put its seal on it liad immediate value and though it was not obliged to accept this Denver Pacific stock we arranged that it should and we tnus did our duty by our trust." This closed Gould's examination for tlie day, and the investigation was ad journed until to-morrow. In answer to Commissioner Anderson's searching questions regarding the handling of Denr vcr Pacific stock in the trust, Gould re plied vigorously and gwticuUited vio lently, lie seemed greatly incensed at the imputation of a dishonorable deal lie tween Sage and himself in reference t J this trust. Ietrurtioai by the Mexican Earthquake. HERMosiLLO,Mfcx.,May 16. A courier sent to investigate the earthquake dis turbances jtj the Sierra Madre Mountains brings a letter to Gov, Torres stating that in the pueblo of Baptist City four pur- sons were killed and nineteen injured. In Oputa nine were killed. Both pueblos were destroyed. A panic existed every where and a numler of women died from fright. A wjde stretch of territory is seamed with crevices and immense cliasms and the earth lias sunk in many places and is tlood.-d with water, making swamps whtire there never was water before. Thrown TOOO oat of Employ meat. Haverhhj.. Mass., May 17. Many association factories tliat are running to-day will not ojien to-morrow, swelling the numlier of the lock-out to sixty-five shops and throwing out of employment 7000 jiersons. Tlie present crisis is con sidered by tlie more thoughtful as more alarming than tliat brought on by the great fire of 182. Threw 3.000 Pemonn oat of Employment. Haverhill, Mass., May 17. Owing to the failure of the Executive Com mittee of the Knights of Labor and the Manufacturers Association to agree to a compromise in regard to the troubles at Check Bros, shoe factory, forty manu facturing establishments closed their doors this morning, throwing out of em ployment three thousand persons. Tlie State Board of Arbitration has been aj peale4 to and hojx-s are entertained of a sjieedy settlement. AnothrrTnrn In Kreneh Aflatra. Paris, May 17. Premier Goblet, in art interview with President Grevy, has ten dered the resignation of himself and his colleagues on account of the Govern ment's financial proposals in the Cliam ler of Deputies. Stabbed and Killed. Grenada, Miss., May 17. Jack Hal- brook, a carjienter. was stabbed and killed here yesterday by E. J. Lowen stein. a restaurant keeper. The cause is unknown. The Czar Private Newspaper. Berlin Ta?tlatt. The nervous and irritable state of the Czar since the recent attempts upon his life, has reached such a decree that in his presence they must not even be al luded to. and in order to obey his wishes in this resjiect. the verv newspapers he reads have to be sjiecially prejiared. He receives at present no other paers but those expressly printed fot him; tlie ver iest penny magazines of old. containing at best a few inoffensive despatches, the rest being made up of society gossip and theatrical notes, with at best a leaderette or two thrown in, recounting the bless ings of his autocratic government, with out an over-strict adherence to truth in their enumeration. The editor of this special sheet, to which the Czar is the only subscriber, and which appears in a single number, saw no harm in inserting the reports of the festivities on the occa sion of Emperor William's ninetieth birthday anmversarv, which caused the Czar to exclaim sadly: "I shall never live to reach fourscore years and ten. and have the benediction of millions of my subjects showered upon my head." That Meteor. The Lake City Btportcr say: The meteor mentioned in Tuesday's Palatka News was seen by the editor of the Re porter to explode in the southeast. The meteor was therefore about fifty miles distant the earth. O'BRIEX AT TORONTO. RECEIVED WITH ENTHUSIASM. Speech Fro tha Hotel Sttpe Oranf omaa Attampt to Break as tha Might Mtttlrtg-a treat Croaa. Toronto, Ont.. May 17. Mr. Wm. O'Brien arrived here from Montreal to day. Before he could rise in his seat surging crowds filled the platform and blocked all the passage wavs, overflowed into the cars and O'Brien was swept from his seat and carried almost off his feet into a carriage which was in wait ing. Tlie horses pranced about and kept scattering the crowd. The carriage was guarded by uniformed men with spiked helmets, who were each supplied with several rounds of ball cartridge, and from under whose belts polished barrels of gleaming six shooters peeied out in omnious readiness. But there had leen no need for them so far. The Rossiu House is a few blocks awav and, as the arty drove there the crowd increased and the enthusiasm grew greater. The spacious rotunda of the hotel was one mass of humanity, and away out into King and York streets and all around was a throng occupying every available inch of space. To reach his room was imtossible, to register war im possible, so Mr. O'Brien was hoisted on men's shoulders to the broad staircase and there, amid intense excjtemttnt, was presented with an address by D. P. Cahill, Secretary of the local branch o the National League, welcoming him to Toronto. Mr. O'Brien replied in a brief speech, in which he thanked the people for tlieir cordial reception and said; O'BRIEN'S REMARKS. I assure you that, not for the first time nor the fiftieth time since I came to Can ada, my heart lias been overflowing with gratitude for the wonderful way in which our fellow countrymen here in Canada have cheered Kilbrede and my self in difficulty and trial. If we were to live a hundred years we could never forget tlie way ii which you risked danger in siding with us against that great and txiwer ful man who left hundreds ot poor men, women and children homeless far away in Ireland, in Luggacurran. Loud cheers, hoots and groans. When I speak of the heroism our neonle liave displayed in this matter I need not say I do not refer to mere threats of iersonul violence r attacks, Ijeoause I take it for granted that on this free soil of Canada, at this time of tlie day, no citizen of Canada is going to attempt to intimidate by wild threats or by flourishing revol vers. Cheers and some hoots. J Our countrymen in Canada have hail much more serious and substantial so cial and political risks thau that to face in taking our jart against the powerful influences which are acrainst us in Cana da to-day. The old instincts of your Irish lieu it burnt through every diffi culty and danger to be with us in our struggle 111 behalf of the iour and oj preased. f Loud cheers and some hoots. 1 God bless you and God prosper you for the good will the whole Canadian people have shown. Loud and prolonged cheers, mingled with some hoots and hisses. J THE MEETING IN QCEEEN S PARK. Never in the worst days of Belfast dis orders was there a scene of more dis graceful rowdyism exhibited than tliat shown this afternoon in Queen's Park when a crowd of Toronto Orangemen attempted to storm the platform, and failing in that, to chouk oif all possibil ity of Mr. Wm. O'Brien leing heard by keeping up a continual din of groaning. hissing and cries of "God save the Queen" and "Rule Britania. It was 4 o'clock before the crowd had fully col lected, and it then seemed fairly esti mated to set the number present at 15.- 000, although the people kept jiouring in in such floods from all quarters after the business had liegun that there were times when 20,009 iersons would not be an overestimate. Many of the lianks in the city were closed and tlie students in the University were let loose. Many of these with crowds of den?rate looking roughs whose only object in life seemed to be a row or riot, were organized in a com pact land to dispute or break up the meeting. One hundred add fifty jxil ice men in charge of Lieut, Col. Grassett, were scattered through the crowd or drawn up in files on tlie outshirts. Sergt, Seymour was in cliarge of a squad of mounted men and when the disturbance and attempted breaking up of the meeting took place most deter minedly took their places, and remained there from beginning to end of both Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Vilbride's speeches. There were frequent encounters between the Orangemen and the Nationalists, in which sticks and fists were freely used, but no serious damage was done. The police made little effort to repress the disorder. Tlie Orangemen set up two stump speakers to talk at the same time as Mr. O'Brien. They roared themselves hoarse amid the frantic cheers and yells of their little coterie who shouted in derisive chorus at those on tlie platform : "Pay your rent," "Hurrah for lansdowne," "God save the Queen." WHAT WAS DONE. Tlie first signal to interrupt by groan ing and singing "God save the Queen" was given on the appearance of Mr. J. A. Mul'igan, President of the local branch of the National League, as chairman of the meeting. But he held out sturdily, as did Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Kilbride, and in the end tlie following resolution was passed triumphantly amid an outburst of cheering from thousands and groans of dissent from small groups of Orangemen: Remlced. That this meeting of citizens of Toronto warmly sympathize with the mi-uon of Wm. O'Brien, M. P., in Canada, and take this opportunity of entering a hearty protest against the un just and cruel treatment of the tenants at Luggacurran by Lord Lansdowne. Haated Hlaa mp aad Shot HI a. Ratne, La., May 17. Joseph Collins yesterday shot and killed Adrien Chap man, a negro. Collins came to town with a double barreled shotgun loaded with buckshot and told his friends be intended to kill Chapman. ' Collins walked up to his victim at the depot and fired the charge into bis head and breast, killing him instantly. The murderer was arrested. JIAT 1S.1SS7. DAYTON A. Am r.leazated Tow Ita Boaatv Ita I-raaaenry Arteniaa Wei la. Palmetto House, Daytona, May 14 To fully appreciate Daytona one should really see it and study its varied features in detail. It is a kind of elongated town, stretching itself with rubber-like elas ticity along the western bank of that beautiful river, tlie Halifax, with its fringe of majestic and odd-looking pal- mettoes, its towering hve oaks festooned un me ever present :panin moss pending in graceful lace work from crown almost to base, the magnolia, with its wealth of bloom, each and every blossom leing a queen amid the royal household of Florida's far-famed flora. and its glossy leaves reflecting the bright glances of old Sol like a thousand mirrors its alms, cedars and pines, and many other trees and shrubs of which I know no name.alUend a beauty and grace to the picture to be seen no where else. Playing hide and seek under the shadow of oak and alm are many beautiful and costly residences, with as pretty lawns and flower plots aa you would wish to see. Beach street runs along the river front tlie entire length of the town and, though not paved, its surface is as firm as if built on a rock. The secret of this is the fact that the bank of the river for some distance from the water is a heap of oyster and othet shells, in some places thicker than others and almost assuming the dignity of mounds. This of course affords a good road I! and makes a splendid drive, which I no ticed the tieople were not slow to take adntage of. ALL RIGHT " LENOTH. Speaking of the length of the town, I had occasion to go from tlie south to the north end. and I think I walked three miles to cover the distance. Looking from Manley's mill at the north end you liave a good view of the whole, and while eople here will tell you it is only a mile or so, he who walks it will think the mile or so is measured with a coon skin and tail thrown in. Daytona gets its name, I learn, from its first settler, a Mr. Hiram Day, who came here with a colony and located about the year 1870. As is the case usually with pioneers, Mr, Day got discouraged and went back, but the settlement he beiran lias hardlv known a season of depression and has steadily progressed. In 1S76 with a friend hapened to, le herv; at that time they claimed a population of three hun dred; the last census gave them nine hundred and ninety-one, and now noth ing less than fifteen hundred will satisfy their progressive api-tite. BEGIN TO LET OUT THE TCCKS. Daytona'a prosperity seems to liave only just liegun. They have six Churches, a good public school, a high grade young ladles' seminary, of which Miss t ross in the efficient principal, a bank, several hotels, a sanitarium, and business bouses of all descriptions. The St. Johns and Halifax Railroad has tlie eastern terminus here, and has connec tions with the steamer Clara for Port Orange, Ponce Park, and New Smyrna, and all intermediate points, and once a week trip to Titusville. Cocoa and Rock ledge, on Indian River. This railroad lias just been opened to Daytona, and while its arrangements are not yet com plete, it is, in point of time made by its trains, smooth, easy riding, well fur nished and comfortable cars, and above all, the courtesy of its managers and em ployes, not to be outdone by any road in tlie South. The steamer Clara is run by Captain Froneberger and Henry Van Dorn. It is a smart little propeller, and if you want to make a round trip down the Halifax and into the Hillsboro to New Smyrna and return the same day, giving you time to run ashore and see a friend a minute or so, you can not fail to enjoy yourself, and speaking from exierience I know you will be well treated alioard. Then if you wish to en joy a sail on the Halifax there are sev eral crack yachts tliat will take you spin ning over the dancing waters in fine style. If you wish to extend your trip out on the rolling billows of old ocean, steer your bark out of the inlet, and if you are a good sailor your pleasure will be complete. The steamer Ino is also on liand to carry you to the beach, the inlet or points along the river. There are two large saw mills, one owned by Mr. John Manly, that turns out thirty .thou sand feet of lumber ier day, beside doing planing, turning, scroll work, brackets and molding. I regret not lieing able to get across on the peninsula just oppotyte, for I was re peatedly told of tlie magnificent beach. the sea bathing, the shells, the superb drive and the beautiful residences that crown the ridge. PLENTY or BORES. Daytona would not be misnamed if called the Artesian City, for you find ar tesian wells everywhere; in this respect it could claim to rival Palatka. I found them in the streets, in open lots, in yards, and one I found on the sidewalk, set in the floor under an awning in front of one of the principal stores of the town. A queer, chimney-like curb of brick I found rising up almost in front of the door; in the center of this m as a pipe from which was flowing the crystal fountain. It looked odd. People in Daytona, while looking for ward to a quiet summer, were pleased with the past season .and next winter are exfiecting crowds of people to enjoy their pleasant home on the Halifax. There were numerous hotel rumors fly ing about, one of which is that the "Pal metto," of. which Mrs. Uoag is the amia ble and Domilar hostess, will build an extensive addition and fit it up in lux urious style. 1 ne raimetto, siiuatea as it is, on the bank of tlie river amid am ple grounds, shaded by palmetto and tropical growths, has always enjoyed an enviable reputation for food. Living and home comforts. It is open at all seasons and the prices are moderate. The Ocean View House is an all the year hotel, and with moderate prices hopes to secure a liberal patronage. In my rounds I found the people of Daytofia, almost a unit in their praise of The Palatk-a Daily News, and wish it every success. They feel a friendship for Palatka and are glad they now have a railroad to go there and back same day. They want the people to establish whole sale houses there, and treat them fairly and all the trade will go that way. In conclusion I have to amy that if you want to en joy yourself for a day or a week go down and try Daytona, the qoeen city of the Halifax. Raxuxji. TO THE POINT. QUESTIONING THE MINISTRY. Irish Tenant I'nions Compared with Trade- Union. Lhralv Defeat la th Host of Comment-Th p.r- ntlllttt an ihoir allitt Putt tho Co, trament Kara. London, May 17. The debate on the Coercion Bill was resumed this evenimr. Sir William Vernon llarcourt moved au amendment exempting from secret in quiry all proceedings relating to public leeung or agrarian movements, includ ing combinations to obtain reductions of rent. He said tliat if the Government were content to direct inquiries au thorized under the bill to such offenses aa murder, arson, "moonlighting and mutilation of cattle, the bill might pass. The bill would then doal with actual crimes, it would n be a measure creating offenses. In fU present form the bill might apply to matters never before recognized as elements of incrimination. Those ought not to al low the measure to pass for the purpose or repressing crime, which really had another object. hat was tlie Govern ment's intention? Did they pro- IMiseto suppress rombinatiot s against landlords!1 as a breach ot contract to be nuvlea criminal offense? Would the Government give to the Irish tenants the same assurances of protection as was given to lalsirers in England? Cheers. VtOUltl UltlV make it clear that tenant's right of combining with regard to land the cultivation of which was their industry, would be placed upon tlie same footing with the rights of English workmen with regard to their labor? If there was a land trades-union in Ireland, would the bill suppress it? Cheers. If so, on what ground did the Government distinguish between an Irish trades-union and an English trades- union? Cheers. Mr, Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ire land, held that the offenses embraced in the measure had been sufficiently de fined, and tliat the amendment. If adopted, would simply render the bill futile, leaving out nearly all agrarian offences. He said that the coniiarisoii if a trades-union ith an Irish conspiracy to imy no rent was obviously almurd. The law of con spiracy regarding wages had a distinct history from what was now occurring in Ireland. The bill dealt with a con spiracy to defraud landlords, with a conspiracy to prevent the free exercise of private and public rights in matters of trade and other forms of !oy. cotting. As to the suggestion that the bill would be allowed to progress if the Government conceded the amendment, he would distinctly intimate tliat the Government would not yield to olattruc tion anything they refused to argument. Cheers. Mr. Dillon contended that unless the amendments were accepted the Govern ment would be able to Imprison every lady who might bo -olitically obnoxious. Landlords who had not received their rents might swear out an information of conspiracy, causing all sorts of per sons to be brought up for liogus inquiry. If they refused to answer questions audi persons might be imprisoned as long as the Government chose. Cries of "hear, hear." Mr. Gladstone said he regretted that the Government had failed to recognize the justice of granting the Irish tenant the same protection they afforded the English workmen. As to boycotting, the Government must explain what was meant byjliat term. Was intimidation included or only boycotting leading to exclusive dealing? ("Hear, Hear,") When Mr. Belfour said the Government refused to yield to obstruction the Op position's response was that they had a right to refuse to yield to tyranny, (Cheers.) Sir R. E. Webster, Attorney General, asked whether it could be seriously con tended that there was any real analogy between the case of the British work man and that of the Irish tenant ? There was a wide distinction between an hon est combination of tenants who were trying to get landlords to reduce rents and a combination among those who could pay, but who were bringing out side association to assist them in evad ing the payment of what was due. (Cries of "Hear! Hear!") The bill solely aimed at dealing with a crim inal conspiracy. It was impossible to give that exact definition of boycotting which Mr. Gladstone demanded. It would surpass the wit of man to define wliat the developments of boycotting might be, but they knew the offence and there was no danger that injustice would be done. Supporting vice was at the root of all these boycotting combina tions. Once an inquiry was begun into any one form of boycotting, there was no logical halting place: the inquiry must be pursued until ali forms of the evil had been investigated. Cheers. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Thomas O'Connor said combination of landlords to keep rack rents at tlie star vation point would be permitted, while combination of tenants to defeat extor tion would be made a criminal offence. (Cries of "Hear! Hear V) He asked if there was the slightest chance that the measure would ever be used against a combination of landlords. The amendmendment was negatived by a vote of U2 to 180. Mr. Parnell will try to appear in the House of Commons to-morrow afternoon. He has been advised not to attend the evening sitting. DIBHENTJON AMONO CMOMST8. At a meeting the Liberal-Unionist Committee distentions were disclosed on the question of change lot venue and adoption in Ireland of the Scotch jury system. A general conference of the Unionist is about to be called. NUMBER 58. Tha Tare I-aa4 Traaefer Billa.. London, May 17. The House of Lords has Missed the English Land Transfer bill through committee wo forma. The bill goes again to the committee on June 10. The Irish Land bill is still In com mittee. Kunalaa ranplratora Exeeated. ST. Petersbcro, May 17. Five men who took the most prominent part in the plot to assassinate the Czar on March 13 were executed, yesterday. Tlie Czar and Czarina have arrived at Rianzan on their way to tlie Don Cas- sacks' country. They were welcomed by marshals and memliers of the no bility. Franra and tha Vatlraa. Rome, May. 17. Mct. R.Mlli. tha newly appointed Nuncio to Yan.i I... relieved private instruction from the Pope relative to the course he is to pur sue in his efforts to bring about a 00m- lete removal of the difference Mwm.n the Vatican and France and will start immediately for Paris. He will bear a tter from the Pope to President Gre-y. Steamer Sank. London, May 17. The Britiah iMin.r Coldera, bound from Poudicherry for Marseilles, has lieen sunk near Sunk 1 111 by collision with the British steamor Goorka from Loudon for Calcutta. The oorka was Imdly damaired. Tlie cw of the Coldera was saved. ST. Al'ia'STI.NE NEWS UTIKJET. Tha Itorturn' t'oavaallaa-Tha aunt..- Knraaauiueac Uraad Keantta- Miner Matter. CirtrmtHttntetu-t nftht friUtika Srum. St. At'oi'sTiNE, May 16. The committee to arrange f(- the re ception and entertainment of the Florida State Medical Association, which holds its annual Hunting in this city com mencing to-morrow and continuing- two days, desires the statement made public that the St. Augustine and Palatka Railway has granted half rates to dele gates. Thisroad was omitted in the no tice sent out by the chairman of the committee through inadvertency. The sessions of the convention will lie held in the Y, M. C. A. rooms, Lyons Block, and will lie called to order at 12 m. by the president, I. Porter, of Key West. There will lie a noon, afternoon and evening session to-morrow, and a long morning session on Wednesday, after which the St, Johns County Medical So ciety will dine the Associgtion at the Ocean View Hotel. Interest in ir naiMtre have Isjen prepared and will be presented by various memlMTs of the Association, and some of them, as your correspond ent learns, having s-scial local reference you may hear from them during the session. THE STATE ENCAMPMENT. Mr. A. W. Cockrell, Jrof the commit tee to select a hs-ation for the annual en campment of the State military, accom panied by Messrs. Dawkins and Cowan, sjs'nt yesterday in St. Augustine, and was more than favorably impressed with the suierior inducements our city offers for the encampment to come here. Tlie three gentlemen here yesterday are en thusiastically in favor of St. Augus tine, and your corresjMindent thinks he can safely state that the encampment will be in this city in July the exact date lias not been settled. Your corres pondent learns tliat Maj. W. B. Young is heartily in favor of a two week's en campment, and if it is decided that it shall continue two weeks, it is quite sure the first and second weeks in July will Ihj selected; if but one week, then the second week in July will probably be chosen as the "Glorious Fourth," when everybody desires to be at home, oc curs on Monday of the first week. Your correspondent repeats what he has here tofore said, the citizens of St. Augustine are anxious for the encampment to be. held here and will do everything in their jiower to make the occasion pleas ant and agreeable to the soldiers. Again, neither of the other places mentioned In connection with the encampment can offer so many and varied inducements nd attractions as can St, Augustine. Of course, the (1. C. G, will vote for the old city by the sea." A committee of itizens are canvassing the city to-day to secure funds to assist in defraying the elenHCH of the encampment, and they are meeting with decided encourage ment. REGATTA AND BALL, Tlie grandest affair that will occur in the Ancient City during the summer will undoultedly lie the regatta on the Ultli, 14th and 13th of July, and conclud ing with a grand ball at one of our large hotels. Mr. R. C. Perham, of Cocoa, on Indian River, has been in the city several days, interesting our citizens in the mat ter. Developments are not such that your correspondent can anticipate or forecast a probable programme. He can only state that the regatta will lie held on the above dates and during the mili tary encampment. WHAT THE WILD WAVES ARB SAVING. Mr. David L. Dunham, who has just been re-confirmed as Tax Collector of St. Johns County, is a moat careful and painstaking official. Tlie people of the county are proud of him as their revenue collector. If the body of the Legislature is com posed of such material as the committee of visitation to the Deaf and Dumb In stitute, it is verily a quiet one. Rela tive to tlie visit, the committee can lie favorably compared to the wind, of which it is said, "you cannot tell from whence it conies or a hither it goes." The proKjiocts are that St. Augustine will enjoy the livest, busiest and most at tractive summer this year she lias ever experienced. Thousands of jieopls from the interior will come and view her an tiquity. It is highly important that the railroads inaugurate a system of cheap excursions to and from the city at once; tlie summer hotels here will also find it profitable to make low rates for the en tertainment of excuraionista. Very few visitors to St. Augustine fail to make a trip to tlie lighthouse and South 13eoch. It is an attractive place to visit. St. Augustimans hare been so much oc cupied with tlie question of fire protee tkio the past two weeks, they actually forgot the proposed invitation to tlie Gets-gia Press Association to visit their city at the close of the annual convention at Vaidoatav. borne of them came any way, on last Saturday. Hiq. ' ' - . . ' ' '