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FA1LATKA DAILY NEW; TE VOLUME IV. PALATKA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1SS7. NUMBER (50. TALLAHASSEE. MR. PASCO ELECTED SENATOR. Settlers on the Okeechobee Land Anxious. A Committee Appointed to Ex amine into Their lli;ht. Another Not Cosarf Prepases -Still Hamwarlng at tfc Railroad Comiiiistioa Bill-Bvsy Aana tka Legislator. Sutrhtlto the Pttlitlkn Xeitn. Tallahassee, Fla., May 19. In the Senate, to-day, a resolution wan adopted providing for a committee to visit the re claimed hinds of the Okeechohee Drain age Company in the vicinity of Kissim inee. in behalf of a large number of bona fide purchasers of said lands, who havemade valuable improvements there on and who fear interference with and a cloud on their titles by reason of the proceedings promised to recover front the company the unearned land. A large delegation from Kissimtnee, head ed by that veteran Cajitain O. Andrews, is now here to urge the matter. The committee appointed was composed of Senators Mann ami Bryan on the part of the Senate. After the resolution was certified to the House, the action was reconsidered and. and on motion of Mr. Hryan, Messrs. Gaskins and Neel were substituted as the committee. The Senate jntssed House Pill No. 240, creating Lake County, being the sutisti tute agreed on between the advocates of Lake County as in the original bill, and the advocates of West Orange County with the intended county sitaatTavares. Tlie bill does not fix the county site, but leaves Tavares and Leesburg to fight it out between them. Mr. J. B. Whitfield, Recording Clerk of the Senate and the able correspond ent of the Time-Union, was apiointed to prepare an index to the Senpte Jour nal when issued in book form. A telegram was read in the Senate from the committee of the Jacksonville Board of Trade emliodying a resolution urging the Legislature to puss the Militia bill. The Railroad Commission bill was taken up, but no action was taken thereon. Mr. McKinne introduced a resolution that liereafter, the House concurring, the hours for meeting of the Legislature lie 0 a. in., !1 p. and after the 20th inst., night sessions at N p. m which was adopted. THK HOUSE. In the House Mr. Johnson introduced a bill to create a new county from parts of Polk. Mr. Rourke and other, memliers of the Committee on Fisheries, presented a minority r-iort strongly adverse to the passage of Dr. Pelot's House Bill Na 250. to protect the food fishes of the State. Mr. Robinson offered a resolution re quiring the Committee on lrivileges and Klections to reHrt without delay the Pre-reqtiisite liill. TH5 ELECTION OF PASX. The Jjoint session, "convened as usual. Seaker Pasco, a few minutes before the hour of meeting, retired from the chair, calling Hon. G. M. Brown, of Orange, to preside, which he did with great ease and dignify. On calling the roll. 103 memliers answered. Sanator Kelly anil several memliers being absent on leave. The hall was crowded with an eager and excited audience. A sensation was created by Sena tor Wall, who moved that the joint session now proceed to elect a United States Senator. Mr. Pe lot, in a few words, representing the united Ih-mocracy, nominated Samuel Pasco. He was seconded by Messrs. Lamar and Wall. Mr. Chandler nomin ated F. S. Goodrich, and was seconded by Mr. Mitchell. A liallot was taken at once and resulted as follows: Pasco. H4; Goodrich, 17. Senator Fowler was excused. Repre sentative Tompkins voted for Pasco. The announcement by the Chair that Mr. Pasco had been elected United States Senator was received with enthu siastic cheers. The Chair apiointed Messrs. Bryan, Fooser and Cole a committee to wait on the Governor and inform him of the result of the election and Messrs. Mann. Lamar and Hicks a committee to wait on Senator-elect Pasco anil invite him and Messrs. Perry, Bloxliam and McW hotter to address the Legislature at such time as may lie fixed by the committee. It's pro! nil le that these ceremonies will take place to-morrow night. The question of Pasco's resignation as Speaker is not de cided. It is believed that he can con tinue to the end of the session as is the wish of every memlier. ChoaTE. BY MIS OWN HAND. SitUl.le of Gen. JaniM 1- Nelrrltlse at Phil adelphia. Philadelphia. May 1!). Gen. James L. Selfridge, one of the heroes of the late war and a prominent citizen of PhiJi delphia, committed suicide this after noon by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. The act was com mitted within thirty yards of his resi dence. He was carried to his home ami medical aid was summoned but he died from the effects of his wounds in aliout two hours. He hail lieen suffering for several years with Bright" disease and the only reason which can be assigned for the act is that he had grown despondent on account of his belief that his disease was incurable. Carolina. Yacht Clnb Regatta. Wilmington, N. C, May 19. The an nual regatta of the Carolina Yacht Club was sailed in the river to-day. Eight boats entered. The wind was so light that the race was not made within the pre scribed limit of time and no prizes were awarded. The Vixen came in first ; Idler, second ; and Lillian and Florence, third. GOULD AND UNION PACIFIC. Ha Think tit Government ku had Ana pie Com peatlon for It 1 nan. New York, May 19. The Pacific Rail way Commission continued the exami nation of Jay Gould to-day. He testified that the provisions of the consolidated mortgage trust were strictly complied with by the trustees and the bonds were issued as therein provided. He never dealt in any securities underlying the trust. He did not lose any money by the consolidation nor did he make any. Mr. Littler here branched off from the subject of the investigation to ask, for his own information, Mr. Gould's opinion with reference to the Inter-State Com merce bill. Mi. Gould said: "There is a great deal of good and some had in it. I liave not asked the Commission for any change yet. I should prefer to wait a year or two before giving any definite opinion." . Amos Calef was recalled and produced the journal of the trustees of the Kansas Pacific consolidated mortgage, which showed a few transactions on the ex cliange wbere kjoI and not mortgage rates controlled. Mr. Gould said that the security of the Government was increas ed by the consolidation and he could not conceive how it was in way injurious to the Government's interests. In reply to Pattisons quest ion as to why he retired from the management of the Union Pa cific, Mr. Gould answered. "I made up my mind it would be bet ter to have a large number interested in the road than to have the people say Jay Gould owns it. So. whenever I saw a chance to place the securities of the road on the market and thus scatter them I did so. I was also actuated by the undesirability of hav ing the Government for a artner when the rood was in a rut and it could have made any sort of bargain with the Gov ernment. When it had lieen converted into a jiaying projK'rty, thus increasing the Government's security, the Govern ment stepped in ami attacked it. It is ditlicult to predict the future of the Union Pacific, but I think the Govern ment wilt have to make large conces sions of both principal and interest to the road when the Kinds becomejlue, lecause the road can never jay them. The Government lias lieen sufficiently cdmjieusated for its loan to the Union Pacific by the lw-netits it has already received front the sale of lands, etc. In my opinion the Government should settle with the road on a fair liusis, say by taking a Is uid for the principal sum of $27,0iO,too and canceling the claim for back interest. I would undertake to regotia te such a Ixmd and secure its immediate cush payment. I say this as a man who has not a dollar's interest in theroud. This concluded Mr. Gould's testimony and the taking of evidence in this city. The Commission goes to Boston, Satur- lay. JACKSONVILLE. Schooner Ashore an Fernandina Bar-J. M. Pritch- ards'a Case- Who Shot Zack Haddock? SiJtCHil l tht Pthitkn Arm. Jacksonville, Fla., May 19. Ad vices from Fernandina state that the British schoon.T Hercules, loaded with a cargo of steel rails went ashore on the Kir there this morning, w hile entering the harbor, and now lies in a dangerous condition. Captain Eels, the under writer's agent here, went over this even ing to the scene of the disaster. The Sheriff of Marion County was wre to-day after J. M. lritchard, a young Englishman, a memlier of the English Colony at Lane Park, who is held here on the charge of fraudulently obtaining sixty dollars from W. W. McCall of this city, by means of a false clieck. Pritchard is wanted at Oenla on a similiar charge. Sheriff Holland declined to give him up until he is tried on the charge for which he is heltl here. An excursion of fifty or sixty people will leave here, to-morrow afternoon, via the East Tenness-e, Virginia and Jeorgia Railway for the Washington military drill. Capt. Zack Haddock is fast recovering from his recent dangerous wounds. Who really jHrjietrated the dastardly attack ujHn him seems as yet a great mystery. Chas. Page and Wm. Lanier are held here in jail, charged with the crime, but to-day W. L. Page and Girge Miller, deputy officials of Baker County, arrived here on a hunt for Bud Smith and Zack Wiggins, of that county, against whom they say they have "dead sure evidence as the jierpetrators of the deed. Cam L. THE TI UF. IjOUIsviixe. Slay 19. In the first race, to-ihty. U miles, I lot teuton won; Effie Hardy .second; Alamo, third. Time: 2:00i. Second race, one mile, Fellowbrook won; Warrington, second. Time: 1:49. Thin! race, the Clark stakes. 1J miles, for three year olds, Jim Gove won easily with no signs of lameness; Bancloch was second; H. Valentine last. Time: 2:11 J, Fourth race. If mile. The Crow won, Biggonet. second: Iiertha. third; Ocean Wave last. Time: I:IS. The fifth race, t 1-6 miles. Wall. won in li3; Revoke, second. BASE BALL. PH'LADELTHIA. Mav 1ft. Nine inn- ings : Fhilwlclphia .0.0 10 0 0 3 0 15 Detroit S 1 J U 5 2 0 a 1 Cincinn ati. May 19.- -Nine innings: Cincinnati. . . . SSOOlflSl S 14 ltnxklyu 2 0303301 010 Charleston, May 19. Ten innings : Charleston 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 4 i- C New Orleaim 1 1O003031 0 7 Louisville, May 19. Nine innings : Louisville 0 000030 0 Uaitimore .0 2001000 0 3 New York. May 19. Nine innings: New Yn 1 0 024 1 3 1-14 IiHluuiavx.il 200111003 S Boston. May 19. Nine innings : rWron 0 300010 1 4 Pittsburg- 01030010 & ST. Louis, May 19. Nine innings: St. Louis 3 0 1 9 1 0 I 1 S Athletic. 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 liuiiutf nut ilaeu. Cleveland, O., May 19. Nine inn ings : CWHun.l 200010010 Metropolitan 010000000 1 THE LABOR WAR. STRONG PLEDGE FOR WORKMEN Chiraso Building Bosses Unite to Kill Trade Unionism. Tht Leckast ( Ens Jua t-Strikars la Protecutt tka Eataletart Unser tha Conspiracy La for Prsvaatiaf Ce-0pratiea. Chicago, May 19. It is asserted, this morning, that the lockout of the liosses lias assumed a new phase which may end in a very interesting legal contro versy. The leaders of the workmen di rectly or indirectly affected by the jiend ing difficulties, have made up their minds to test the legality of the combi nation of bosses to prevent the sale of the material. The plan mapped out is to lay the matter before States Attorney GrinnelL Tlie suppo- sition is that the States Attorney cannot even if they liave done anything illegal. obtain an indictment against the bosses, there being no grand jury in session now, and then the labor people intend to pro cure warrants from police justices and arrest some of the more prominent bosses. They promise some sensational developments soon. The fight will be unjKirelled in the history of lalmr or organizations. AN IRON clad agreement. A bold plan of campaign to settle the great building trades lockout by June 1 and to strike a mem orable blow at trade unionism was set on foot, this evening at a conference of delegates from every building intereste in Chicago with rep resentatives present from the Illinois Architects, Association the Chicago Real Estate Board and kindred Ixxlies, the memliers of which hire altogether prob ably 54),OIIO workmen. A resolution was unanimously adopted that from this time forth the signature of the following canl of principles by employee lie made the universal condition of employment by all the building interests of Chicago : I recognize the riirht of every man to decide for himself, without dictation or interference.when he shall work or cease to work, where he shall work, for whom he shall work, how many hours he shall work, and for what wages he shall work. I recognize the alisolute right of the em plover to decide for himself, without interference from any source, whom he shall employ; to regulate and manage his business with perfect independence and freedom, provided only that he shall deal lawfully, justly and honorably with all men. I recognize the riirht of every father to liave his son taught, and of every son to learn, any lawful trade as on a plane with his right to the knowledge of read ing, writing, or any other branch of learning, and that it should tie subject to regulation only by the law of the land. I hereby pledge myself, in all my re lations and intercourse with my em ployers and fellow workmen, to main tain and live up to there principles. There was no debate on the adoption of this measure and the action was en thusiastically unanimous, but a general ILscussion sprung up when it was pro mised tliat the same card of principles be presented for signature to every employ er with the pledge thereto clianged as follows: another pledge. I hereby pledge myself to maintain and live up to these principles in the prosecution of my business, and to lend my aid to tlie full extent of my influence and power for their maintenance and protection amongst my fellow employ ers. I further pledge myself not to em ploy any workman except upon his sig nature to this card of principles. When it was stated that the pledge meant the discharge of every workman who did not sign the required card nu merous objections were raised, especially by the contracting plasterers, carpen ters, and stone cutters who are getting along peaceably with their men and are expecting no trouble. All the objections were met with the reply that the card contained nothing not guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States, and tliat the country had got tired of being sliackled by labor unions. At length a tacit understanding ww reached tliat the pledge should be voted upon by the lelegates individually, they then to go to their associations and urge its ratifica tion. The pledge was thereupon adopted u nan i mously. The first day of June was fixed as the late when tlie lockout would be declared off and business resumed with the card of principles as a basis. TRAIN ROBBED IN TEXAS. Tka Expreaa and tha Passengers Said to Hut Been Virllna. Austin. Tex., May 19. Passenger train No. 502 on the International and Great Northern road was stopped last night, at McNeil station, a few miles North of here, by 15 or 20 robbers, who robbed the express car. Snne fifty shots were fired, one man lieing slightly wounded in the hand. Another report says two men were killed. Fifty mount ed and armed men are leaving here for McNeil. It is said there were fifteen men in the iarty. They first captured the operator before the arrival of the train, and as soon as the train drew in boarded it, attacking the engineer and express messenger. The express was robbed but the amount taken was not ascertained. Tlie mails were not touched. Passengers were held up and a considerable amount was taken, one man losing bis gold watch and chain and another diamond pin. posse of police and citizens which left here on receipt of the news have not yet returned and particulars of the rob bery are very meagre. One account says the robbers mounted the engine and covered the engineer .with Winches ter rifles while other members of the gang went through the passenger cars, demanding valuables from the passen gers. Another report says the express car was robbed but the amount taken is not stated. w Fwlamtt ac Kaw Orleuu. Washington, May 19. The President, this afternoon, appointed George H. Nott to be postmaster at New Orleans. WATER COMPETITION. later-State Toaimrrre Petitloa and Evidence Steamboat Companies. Washington, May 19. Mr. H. Coll- bran. freight agent of the Queen and Crescent Railroad system, appeared be fore the Inter-State Commerce Commis sion to-day in connection with tlie ap plication of that system to liave the fourth section of the Inter-State law jer- manently suspended. C. W. Bryant, rejiresenting the water line interests of Louisana. gave notice his intention to reply. A petition from tlie Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Couiiany was received asking the suspension of the fourth section of the act so far as it effects Morehead City, N. C, ami Kings ton. N. C. Tlie road meets water com petition at these places. Tlie Commissioners received to-day a telegram from a committee representing the Western and Southwestern water lines out of Cincinnati denying that they control and fix rates to Western and Southwestern conijietitive iiits. The committee asserts that such rates are governed absolutely and entirely and solely by the rates and tariffs of the of the Louisville and Nashville Railway Company, the Cincinnati and South western, the Ohio and Mississippi Rail road Company and their Western and Southwestern connections. The com mittee therefore ask the Inter-State Commission "to rescind the order of suspension of section four and make the railroads conform to the will of the jsxiple as expressed in the Inter-State Commerce bill. Tlie Commission went into secret ses sion, this afternoon, and sent several hours in informal talk with Mr. Albert Fink. Commissioner of the trunk lines. as to the ojierations of the law. its effect ujion railroads, etc. The conference was entirely informal the Commission desiring to get additional light upon the attitude of the railroads as to the law. Mr. Fink favored a lermanent susien- sion of the fourth section wherever nec essary to meet comietitioii. GOING TO A IIIUIIEK COl'I'T. Louisiana Suit acit the Amriraa Cut Ion Itil TriiHt. New Orleans, May 19. In the case State vs. The Cotton Oil Trust. Messrs. Glenny & Violet, brokers dealing in cot ton oil certificates were made defendants and their exception of "no cause of ac tion was sustained by Judge Houston. Tlie Attorney General yesterday ap- iealed f rom the decision of the lower eourt to the Supreme Court of the State on the ground that the dismissing of the suit as to them was contrary to the law and the evidence. It is understood that the object of this nppeal is to obtain, if possible, an expression of opinion from the Supreme Court as o whether the xtition makes out a cause against the American Cotton Oil Trust. If the court considers that there is a cause of action against Glenny & Violett they w ill have to consider neces sarily tliat there is a cause of action against the Cotton Seed Oil trust; if the judgment is affirmed that there is no case against Glenny & Violett, and the court fails to express an opinion on the subject of the case against the Oil Trust, tliat case will lie pushed for trial in the ower court on its merits. After an ap peal was taken Jules Aldige filed the following answer: Now comes Jules Aldure in liedieiice to the orders of this court, called upon as Vice President of the American Cotton Oil Trust, and, reserving and insisting um his disclaimer heretofore tiled, de nies all and singular the allegations of laiiititls petition and pravs for judg ment in his favo-- J. Aldige. Heavy Storm In North Carolina. Ashevi'XE, N. C, May 19. Tlie heaviest rain and hail storm ever known in this section prevailed to-day. Much damage was done to projierty in the city. The Citizen office was flooded and that paer will not be issued to-morrow. The telegraph office in Asheville Junction was set on fire by electricity, but the flames were extinguished ln-fore much lamage had lieen done. The roof of I). Coojier's store was struck by lightning and the damage is considerable. The store of Baird & Reynolds was flooded; the damage is aliout $5i)0. It is still raining in torrents. Will Try to Make a rnited Charrh. St. Lol ls. May 19. The assembly of tlie Presbyterian Church, South, met at rand Avenue Church, to-day. Dr. Bryson, of Huntsville, Ala., the retiring Moderator, ojiened the session by a ser mon. At the close of these exercises officers were elected for the ensuing year. Dr. Stricter, of Atlanta, was elected Moderator. Tlie session then ad journed to give the Moderator time to make up his committees. There will lie a recejition at the Church, to-night. This session will endeavor to unite the assemblies of the North and the South. A Confederate Monnment in Kenturkjr. LoiIsviLLE. Mary 19. There was un veiled to-day, at Hojykinsville, Ky., in the presence of a great throng, tlie Latham monument in memory of the Confederate dead who sleep in the cemetery of that little city. Hon. W. C. F. Breckenridge and Rev. Dr. Deeuis. of New York, de livered the orations. The monument was erected by John C. Latham, of New York and formerly of Hopkinsville. a surviving comrade of those who lie at its foot, to commemorate the virtues of the Confederate dead. A Qnetion of Vermeity. Richmond, May 19. Both Iiouses of the Legislature to-day adopted a pre amble and resolution setting forth that the agents of the foreign bondliolders, Messrs. Thornton and Braithwaite, liave issued a circular containing statements at variance with the final repot t of tlie joint committee made to the General As sembly and calculated to make a false impression and produce a controversy on the facts which really occurred in tlie joint conference, and appointing a joint committee to examine said circular and report thereon as to the truth of said statements. Mrika ICanpMlUn. Lynchburg, Va, May 19. The com positors on the AVtr struck last night owing to a difference with the proprie tors. The paper appeared as usual this morning , the editors setting type. LAXSDOWNL'S FOIL O'BRIEN WELCOMES HIS ENEMIES. Ha Sat Nobbing Him Halpt tht Causa Ha Dtp rtMRta-Tha Pre Cendtmnt tka Outrage- Parting Speech at Tarenta. Toronto. May 19. Ixuig after the telegraph offices had closed for the night, last night, and just as Mr. O'Brien was aliout to retire to rest, he was awaited upon by six memliers of the Dominion Parliament who express"d their deep sense of sorrow and shame at the occur rence and of sympathy with Mr. O'Brien. 5Ir. O'Brien received them courteously and then, with a cheerful laugh, said: "I am not at all sorry, now that it is over. Of course I suffered a little, but that is nothing when we take into ac count the fact that it will injure Land lord Lansdowne's case more. The Goiesiieaksof those whoattackeil O'Brien yesterday as ruffians and black guards, and the Jn7 says the mobbing was a barliarous and disgraceful act. MR. O'BRIEN sl-EAKS. Mr. O'Brien and lK nius Kilhridge left for Ottawa, this morning. On their ar rival at the Union Station thev found a crowd of aliout one hundred ersons. Mr. O'Brien delivered a brief addresr. When he commenced to speak he was gn-eted with mingletl groans and cheers. He said : Citizens of Toronto and brethren in the cause of free Hjieech and of 'Ireland I cannot deart without expressing my thanks to you for the right noble recci tion which you have accorded me. As for the occurrence of last night. 1 have not the slightest doubt that it was a de lilierate attempt to murder, incited bv those whose xisitioii in your city ought to have taught them U tter. I shall not again refer to it except to sav that I came to Toronto, not to defy them, not to dare them, but at the same time not to fear them. It was a cow ardly attempt to murder me, and I am willing to leave the verdict as lietween them and me to the fair judgment of the fair minded citizens of Toronto. Despite this experience, I carry away with me the mot pleasant impressions of To ronto. We hae triumphed. Our cause is just, and the lives of hundreds of r risiiuieii dciiend uiniii tlie result of our mission among you. God bless you. He then disaieared within the car followed by cheers and groans. As the train moved off the cheering and hoot ing were kept up until the rear car dis appeared from view. Several Ijmd- I:iguers accompanied the train to North Toronto Junction where alx.iit half a dozen Nilicemen were stationed for fear of a row but there was no crowd. Hamilton, Ont., May 19. O'Brien is to lecture here Monday night, under the auspices of the local branch of the Irish National League. It is promised to call a public meeting for Saturday evening to protest against his coming. Weediius out tlie Anarchist. Chicago, May 19. General Master Workman Powderlv, of the Knights of Labor, stopied in Chicago on his return from Denver. He remained only two hours, which be siient in eomany with General Worthy Foreman Griffiths. Mr. Powderly said his reception in Ilenvcr was most cordial and when he spike the Catholic archbishop and nearly all the lrotestant clergy were on the platform. Mr. Griffiths says that Mr. Powderly is letermined to weed the Anarchists out of the ranks, and offered several sugges tions touching that niint, but what they were Mr. Griffiths declined to state. The Haverhill Lockout. Haverhill, Mass., May 19. The shoe makers lockout has lieen broken, and another victory is credited to the Knights of Labor. At a late hour last night, the committee representing the Manufacturers Assn,iation held a con ference with the local liourd of arbitra tion, and the result was an order for the employes of Chich Bros, to resume work as usual Thursday morning at the prices which were named in the old contract which expired in July, 1H6. Three thousand men who were out returned to work this morning, and all the factories liave resumed. Memorial I lay In Virginia. Norfolk, Va., May 19. To-day was Memorial Day here and was celebrated with great pomp and ceremony under the auspices of Pickett Buchanan camp of ex-Confederate Veterans. The military and civic organizations made an impres sive parade and at the cemtery an origi nal Miem was read and an oration deliv ered by Major Baker H. Lee. Gov. Lee and his staff reviewed the procession and took jiart in the ceremonies at the graves of the dead ex-tVmfederates.. (rare Leolie, the Artreaa. Killed. DENVER, Col., May 19. The sleeper on the Denver and Rio Grande Salt Lake express, was derailed near Salida, at 5 o'clock this morning. Grace Leslie, leading lady of Kate Castleton's troufie, was instantly killed. Dr. Geo. Cox re ceived a severe scalp wound and Pull man Conductor Aubrey was hurt about the head and hip. The wounded were taken to the company's hospital at Sa lida. Tlie sleeier was badly demolished. New Telegraphic syteu. New York, May 19. According t a statement made by Henry S. Ives, the consolidation of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph with the Postal and other in dejwndeiit lines is to be made the, consoli dation taking the form of a new company, .-f which the Baltimore and Ohio will take one-half the stock and so obtain the control. He asserts tliat the Western Union cannot get tie Baltimore and Ohio syrtem at any price. Probable Kstra Seaaion of Can i aaa. Chicago, May 19. In a conversation with a reporter for a local iper last night, Senators Voorhees and Beck ex pressed the opinion tliat the President would call an extra session of Congress by October 1 to consider the subject of revenue taxation. Blown to Ptoee. Savanxah, May 19. William Fuller, a colored artilleryman, was blown to pieces to-day during tlie firing of a salute by colored troops in honor of the pan- sage of the Fifteenth Amendment. IRISH EMIGRATION. A rnrnelllta Member or Parliament Orawa Attention to lta Inereaae. London, May 19. In the House of Commons this evening CoL King-Har mon. Parliamentary Under Secretary for Ireland, replying to Mr. Wm. A McDon aid, Parnellite, in reference to a remark able increase in the emigration from Ire land said it should lie partly attributed to a growing want of employment in Ireland, partly to the fear entertained by the masses tliat the new Crimes Act would enable the authorities to punish erong for iast violations of law and jwirtiy to the fact that numliers of the Irish eople were forced to leave the country liccause of their disinclination to join secret socielii-s. Parnellite cries of "ohlohrj Mr. MacIKmald "Isn't the increase of emigration from Ireland irtly due to the introduction by the Government of the Crimes Bill and the desire of the Irish jieople to escaie its tyranny (cries Hear !Hcar!") The Sj leaker called order saying, "This is a matter of opinion and not a proer subject for question." Mr. LiilMKichere moved to adjourn the del .ate for the purpose of enabling him to criticise the annexation of Zululand. Sir Henry Holland, Secretary for the Colonies, protested against discussion of the matter. Full opiortunity would lie given to discuss it when the Zulu esti mates were brought up for deltate, Several Radicals suiiiiorted Mr. La- Imuchere's motion, when Mr. Smith, the Government leader, moved the cloture. Mr. Smith's motion was carried by a vote of i'y to 1.V5. Mr. Ilmuchere's motion was rejected by 20 to 142. Mr. Patrick A. Cliance, Nationalist, laid u ii the table an amendment alter ing the title of the Crimes Bill to a "bill for tiie Suppression of Free Speech and Trial by Jury. Mr. .llt.tone not Coming to America. Lonimix, May 10. In reply to a ques tion. Mr. Gladstone to-day telegraphed as follows : "The statement that I have any intention of visiting A merica is en tirely iMiseless." Nationalint Meeting lli'erwed. Dt m.iN, May 19. A Nationalist out door meeting at Dungannon to-day was disjTsiI by the oli e. Tlie Nation alists afterward met in a hall. An indoor Orange meeting was also held. un in IlUgust. Ii.MKix, May 19. Lord Hartington ind seventy other Lilieral Unionists have sceded from the "Eighty" Club in con sequence of the club's approval of Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy. The Cxar Among the CimmtIm. St. Petersburg, May 19. The Czaro- witch was last evening installed with great ceremony at Nova Tcherkask as Hetman of the Cossacks. The decree of apointment was publicly read to the Cossack soldiers. The Czar thanked the Cossacks f it their faithful servii-es and for the cordial reception they had ex tended to him and his family. The Czar then handed the I let man's baton to the Czarowitch, the presentation being at tended with great pomp and ceremony. which included a superb exhibition of iuqieria regalia and jewels. After this ceremony the Czar reviewed the Cossack regiments, tlie reserved bat tery of young military pupils and two regiments of Cossack boys. The Kal- nuck horsemen then gave an exhibition f their war game for the entertainment if the Imperial visitors and presented the Czar with a cream colored horse. The day's ceremonies and exhibitions were followed in the evening by a gorge ous display of fireworks and a grand jubilation Ixill. The Cur Move II la Court. St. Petersburg. May 19 It Is rejiort- ed that M. DeGiers and all the foreign nuiliassadors have lieen ordered to joiu the Czar at Yalta in June. The Latest Plot against tha Caar. Loniion, May 19. The Frankfort Ga zette confirms the rejiort of the discovery of a plot at Novo Tcherkask to kill the Czar. The Oreat Itelgie Strike. Brussels, May 19. The metal work rs of Belgium are joining the strike inaugurated by the miners. The work ers in other trades are likely to follow suit. About 13,000 iersons have struck in the centre district alone. Troops are lieing forwarded to prevent the striker! from committing acts of violence. Will Probably Ketain M. Itoulanger. Paris, May 19. M. de Freycinct is forming a cabinet and hoies to complete the task by Monday. His friends believe that he will retain Gen. Boulanger as Minister of War. SOUTHERN PRESS ASSOCIATION. enlargement of tha Eaeeutivo Committee to Twelve aVmbera Richmond. Va., May 19. Tlie mem liers of the Southern Press Association visited Norfolk to-day, and were recip ients of marked attention from the ex- Confederate veterans, who greeted the Ixvat on its arrival from Newport News with the booming of cannon and martial music. Gov. Lee and staff were aboard the boat, liaving accompanied the Asso ciation from Richmond. His visit to Norfolk was to attend the ex-Confeder ate decoration exercises. Tlie Association resumed its sessions to-night at Richmond. Tlie Executive Committee was increased to twelve members. Tlie following officers were elected: President, II. K. Ellyson, of the Diiiteh. Richmond, va.; Vice President, C. IL Jones, of tlie Jackson ville, Fla., Times-Unian; Secretary and Treasurer, Adolph 8. Oehs, of tlie Time, Chattanooga, Tenn. Executive Committee Patrick Walsh, Augusta, Ga.; F. W, Dawson, Charles ton. H. C; J. H. Estill, Savannah, Ga.; E. P. Howell, Atlanta, Ga.; H. C. Han son, Macon. Ga.; W. W. Screws, Mont gomery, Ala.; James V. Lambert, Natchez. Miss.: Geo. Nicholson, New Orleans, La., and Page M. Baker, of New Orleans. The Executive Committee was in structed to convene at 10 o'clock on Mon day morning next in the New York Hotel. ew Y ork City. New Orleans was elected as tlie place for the next annual meeting. 1 be convention ad loomed to night. To-morrow an excursion will be made to the Natural Bridge of Virginia. ON Tllll HALIFAX. ORMOND AND HOLLY HILL VISIJED Ne traubla with Matqiltoat ar Saaadia at Of aiaaa laaacaaiaata ta Stttla- hra Natal 'rej ect - Tht St. Jahaa ana Halifai Rallraaa. l'iirrrimiii,Unre uf the PiiUUha AVua. Ormond, Fla., May IS. After a day of trudging aliout seeing the sights of Daytona, I was kindly of fered a seat in his buggy by a Mr. Carter to take me to Holly Hill where he lives. After getting started. I plied my frienj with questions of all sorts concerning the town, the ieople, its groves, and all about it. From him I learned that while the xple here liave groves which are located in the heavy liammocka lui k of the town, they live in the town on the river, which is far more pleasant and considered more healthy. A pleasant drive over some of the good roads the enterprising ieople in that section have cut out and grublied clear of all roots, so that you will not lie jolted to pieces as you drive along, and on through hammocks, soon brings iis again to the shores of the Halifax, and shortly after we drive up to the house of his mother, Mrs. II. A. Carter, in Holly Hill. Here I was again placed under obliga tion to my friend, by reason of courte sies extended in the way of food and shelter. It was about dark when we ar rived. Soon supjier was announced, and you may lie sure I was hungry. 1 a- reciated it to my heart's content, and I hoie to the satisfaction of my worthy hostess. The evening was ient in pleas ant converse, and as the hours were creeping along it warned us to retire. SWEET HLEF.r, UNDISTURBED, Before I went to the Halifax River. I was told that I would lie eaten uji by mosquitoes ami sand Hies. Now here I needed no netting, and my sleep was un- disturls-l by anything, and this, too, in a dense hammock right on the river. My room looked out over the river, and only this river and a narrow strip of laud separated us from the. can. As I lay in lied I could bear the lieatiiig of the surf on the beach, nnd its ever repeating dash was sweet music to my ears and soon lulled me to sleep. The morning came, and Old Sol lent us his brightest smile. After breakfast it was inipossiblo to re sist the temptation to stroll aliout in the sluule of the tre and enjoy the cool breezes that are ever coming in from the sea, freighted with its odor of salt, its bracing and health giving projMrtia. There are many liandsome and com fortable residences here, and attention is given to beautifying grounds rather than making orange groves, though this is not lost sight of, as there are many valuable groves in the heavier ham mocks in the rear of the town. HOLLY HILL. Holly Hill supports one store, kept by Mr. G. W. Harris. Here you can find whatever you need for household pur I loses and Mr. Harris is ever ready to serve you, give you a good tiargain and take in your funnies. I wish to tender thanks for courtesies shown. Mr. Carter is connected with the Hali fax Journal, published at Daytona, and he has a well apjtoiiited job printing office at Holly Hill. Mrs. Carert officiates us p-tuiistress. On the peninsula across the river are many beautiful residences and good groves. A half mile further east you come to the ocean, and the splendid Iieach that so much delights the leople hereabouts. After finishing my busi ness and sight-seeing at Holly Hill, my ever present friend, Mr. Carter, hitched hoise to buggy and we were flying away liehind his sleek steed and making time toward ORMOND, the phenomenal little town ut the head of the Halifax. I hope I do not offend the dignity of any of its goodly people by calling it a town, as I know I draw it very mildly when I name it a very pretty place and a large sized town, if not a city. I know it lias broad, well laid out streets, some of them with all the roots grubbed out and some of them paved. Nearly all the sidewalk are I veil, and it is a real comfort to use them and walk in the shadow of the well shaded iavements. Who ever heard -of a tax lieing i in lawed for the purpose of clearing out the roads and streets, and applying a sum each year to keep them up and lieautify them? A aelf-imjtomd tax I mean. They do it here, and don't think it any burden. If you should see Or mond, you would think from the looks of the houses, the people and the gen eral thrifty look of the place that it iaid them. They actually have nlgn boards up at tlie street corners, not mere daubs on rough shingles, but neatly lettered names of streets on nice white painted hoards, and some of the streets are so nice they rise above the dignity of streets and put on the grandeur of avenues. TWELVE TEARS AGO AND NOW. Tlie business interests of the town are well represented in two large general es tablishments, one of which boasts of having the largest stock south of St. Augustine, but they both liave large stores and immense stocks. Asking one of the people where they ld so much stuff, the reply was: "To the folks out here; the woods are full of 'ein." This was not tlie case only a abort while ago, for it was about the year 1873 when the first settlement was made, and the sturdy oaks began to bow their heads before the strokes of woodman's ax. I liapfiened to be in the neighborhood about tliat time, and a trail here and there was tlie only way, save by the river, of getting into the new colony, and when you got there it was a task to find anybody. Now, bow changed! Th front street of Ormond is perhaps a mile in length. perhaps much more, but I mean the por tion that is built up, and there is hardly a cheap looking residence on the whole front. There are many costly ones, and I noticed a little church as handsome as any town can boast of. I could not get at the exact population, but judging from appearances, and seeing tlie busi ness done by the stores, would think it between seven and eight hundred. They have a good school building and a good school aliout nine months in the year. THE INDUCEMENT. The question is often asked what in duces people to go into the woods, en dure all sorts of hardship, lie eaten up by uiosquitos and deprived of home com forts. To such I will say that there is no place on earth where you can go into the wood and make a comjietenc quicker ami therefore easier than in Floriila. It only requires pluck and perseverance; if youexHft to succeed without both, anywhere, you had U tter give it up, it is a hojiehs task, but at Ormond the home comforts are at your elbow, some one has already done the pioneer work and the land is cleared if you wish it so. if not the strong arms are there to do it for you at a minimum cost. The mos quitoes are a bug-a-hoo, more scare tlian hurt, of course there sre some, and at certain seasons pretty bad, but no worse than I have wen them in Connecticut, right where some of these settlers came from. Then as to the indiK-ements let nieaak where CHn the mkh man by investing a thousand dollars, in five years by hard work, gain an income of from five hun dred to fifteen hundred a year, and if he, likcsoiiie of the lucky onea.hapjiened to lie here years ago to get the choice piece, the fat of the land, he is comfort ubly well off, not to say wealthy. If a man has money let him invest his thousands without fear, and the more he puts out in advancing his place, the quicker his returns and you may lie sure the dividends will lie generous in the ex treme. Mr. Editor, I believe in the orange business because I do not know tif any failure where success was deserved. I mean by this that success follows Mr- sistent effort generally, even if the busi ness lie a Kir one. In this case success ha crowned in some instances the most bungling effort and ull told, regarding the magnitude of the buinoss, in the orunge business there have been the few est failure. But I must cUme, yet if you will U-ar with me a little longer I must give you a few other points. NEW HOTEL. It i riiuiori'd here that a hotel Is to be built aero the river just opposite this place on the icuiuu!a. It is to be first-class in all resHct with ample ac- commodatii m. This hotel is to ! connected with Or mond by a bridge, a rail track is to be laid on it and small curs drawn by horses (regular street cur) will carry iaaaen gers to and fro. The track will connect with the St. Johns and Halifax Railroad ami passenger leaving the Putnam House can find themselves comfortably ensconced in the elegant parlor of this pulnce hotel overlooking the ocean and the river in two hours and a half. Or mond lays claim to being the home of Mr. U. J. White president, of the rail road. He has purchased a large lot fronting the river and I learn he will make extensive improvements shortly. This railroad has been running into Ormond only a few month yet its run ning is as smooth as many old roads, its depot show that a man of business is at' the helm and I predict an immense bus iness as well as a heavy travel the com ing season. I cannot close without acknowledging the kindly courtesies of Mr. Treadwe.ll, the gentlemanly station agent, Mr. Mur ray, whokectoneof "he stores aforemen tioned .and Mr. James Carnell who is large ly interested in Ormond, has charge of many grove anil, by his systematic plan, makes them pay. He told me of and gave me a gliiiije of groves that in four to five years from the planting were jiaying from four to five hundred dollars per acre and as they increase in product for several years it strikes me as a good thing. "Ranger." lllosel of S, 000,000, New Albany, Ind., May, 19. Tlie will of Washington C. DePau w, tlie great plate glass manufacturer, was probated to-day. It liequeaths $3,000,000 to his family and the residue of his estate, esti mated at $5,000,000 is devoted to benevo lent and educational purMises, including a bequest of 1,OM,000 to DcPauw Uni versity. (ieorgia Prohibition Constitutional. Atlanta, May 19. Judge Pardee, of the United States Circuit Court, in a suit tried to-day, held the Georgia local option law to be constitutional. The case will lie appealed to the United States Su preme Court. Valuable Crops. Mr. O. U. Thucher, of Han Mateo, lias just returned from a trip to South Florida, and brings some good reports from the farmers and fruit growers of that section. In the section aliout Orlando he found the vegetable and small fruit cro'is in very fine condition, and the growers happy over the good re turns from the sale of their truck. The 'i h growers down there have adopted a new method of shipping their fruit. Instead of placing them loose in a crate, each ieach is carefully wrap'ied and placed in berry baskets, sixteen baskets being placed in each crate for shipment. It takes about twelve quarts of jaches to fill the sixteen Istskets, and some of the crates have netted as much as $7. A new jic-acli tuts been originated down there, tliat has not yet been named, which Mr. Thacher thinks would do well here. He thinks it powwesaea many ad vantages over the 1 Vento, which they are now shipping. While down there he stopped over for a short while at Oak land. The farmers there are shipping the last of their large vegetable crop, which was sold at a splendid profit, and all the growers liave made money. The tomato crop proved exceptionally profitable this spring, and from one acre a man there realized $700 profit," These statements are reliable, and they prove that Florida is holding her own, and tliat tlie croakers will soon be crowded to the well by our more go-ahead and industrious people. hlasdVr Is Always Base. Ikwls Free Press. Hon. J. J. Finley finds a true ami faithful champion in The Palatka News. The News is justly indignant at the Times Union' uncalled for slander against the General.