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VOLUME IV. PALATKA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1SS7. NUMBER C4. IS IT YELLOW FEVER ? SCARE SUBSIDING AT KET WEST. Frantic Endeavors of Fright ened Citizens to get Away. Two Persons Die of the Disease No New Cases. AaSsntur al Partj ! Onw In a Scheaaar- HValth Offkar W"t tor Th . Ma liilM tor a Panic Sueekd to the Fnlatka Sewn. Jacksonville, May 24. Yesterday news was received in thin city stating there was one case of yellow fever in Key West. A gentleman, named George Dunlap, a native of Illinois, arrived from Key West this morning and told your correspondent the following Btory which it corroborated by other gentle men who alm arrived from Key West, Mr. Duncan said that on last Saturday morning it got rumored around on the streets of the city that a man named Baker, who kept the Zairs Restaurant, had a cam of yellow fever, and shortly afterwards a deputation of physicians visited the man's house and, after con sultation, came to the conclusion that it was a genuine case of yellow fever, and immediately the yellow flag was hoisted in front of the hotise. The neighborhood at once liecame alarmed, and the report spread like wild fire, and people could be seen all over the city gathered in groups discus sing the situation. Rumors that Baker had black vomit, and that his wife and sister were down with it, only intensified the alarm, and soon every stranger in the city was pack ing up his clothes and getting ready to " leave on the steamship Olivette, which lay at the wharf ready to sail to Tama that night. But now a difficulty arose. The au thorities at Tampa, having heard of Ba ker's case, telegraphed that they would not permit anybody to land in Taiupa without a health certificate, and imme diately there was a rush to the health officer and a big demand for those testi monials. Some succeeded in getting them, while others did not, but everybody that wanted to get away went down to the steamer and demanded passage. Cap tain James McKay refused take any, except those whose certificates were projK-rly signed, and the indignation and uproar against the captain was very great, but he was unmovable. THE STOWAWAYS. Mr. Dunlap and two other friends managed, however, to smuggle them selves on bottrd and when twenty miles out they came on deck and the captain was so infuriated that had the vessel not lieen twenty miles at sea and a very low tide he would have returned and put them ashore again. A mongst the clamoring crowd on the wharf were fifteen drummers who were refused passage on the Olivette. They swore at the captain and vowed all kinds of vengeance on his head, but it was of no avail. Finally they managed to char ter a small schooner named the Ino, anil got her to take them to Manatee, ami from there they intend going to Char lotte Harlior and take the Florida South ern Railway from that point and get Imck to civilization. WHAT MK. GIBBES SAYS. Col. James, O. Gibbes, of the United States Treasury Department, returned to this city this morning from Key West, where he had been on official business. He reports three cases as having deel ojied Mr. Baker, wife and sister. These persons reside on the main land, but are sick in Key West, and are in a thickly topulated portion of the city. Dr. Por ter, president of the Monroe County Board of Health, is absent from the city, but will pass through Jacksonville to day en route home. In his alieence Dr. C. Sweeting is acting president, and Col. Gihltes says he pronounced Mr. Baker's sickness yellow fever. Dr. J. V. Harris doubted its being yellow fever, and said that the patient had leen suffering from fever and ague for some time and taking medicine containing mercury, and his voiuit was colored by that medicine, and was not black vomit produced by the disase, as reported. No one was permitted to board the steamer Olivette to come to Tampa ex cept they could exhibit a certificate of health from Dr. Sweeting. Many at tempted to go aboard but the officers of the vessel would allow none to do so ex cept those m ho had these testimonials of lierfect health. PR. SEAL MITCHELL'S STATEMENT. Dr. Neal Mitchell, President of our Board of Health, was seen by your cor resMndent and informed of the reports in the city, and asked for any informa tion that he might have. The Doctor said that there was but one case of spiv radic yellow fever in Key West, as he was informed by undouUed authority, both from Tanqia and Key West, and every possible precaution had been taken to confine that and keep the dis ease from spreading. He was no tified of this case Saturday, and he thinks there is no cause for alarm, as everything to arrest the disease will lie done, and an epidemic prevented. He favors active and decided measures to keep it from other cities of the State. There are vigilant and active boards of health at Taiupa, Orlando and Sanford, through which all persons coming from Key West will I' subjected to exami nation if necessary before reaching Jack sonville. MEETING OF BOARD OF HEALTH. The Jacksonville Board of Health met at noon to-day to discuss the situation, with President Neal Mitchell in the chair. After a short talk. Dr. Mitchell produced the following telegram, which he said he had received on Saturday : Key West, May SI. lr. Neal Mitchell, Jacksonville: One aporadie case of yellow fever. All precautionary measure being taken. C ix. oweetiwj, al, v.. Health Officer. In addition to this telegram be read the board the following letter which be received from Dr. Hall this morning: Tampa, Fla., May 21. Neal Mitchell, M. !., President Duval County lit aird of Health: Our Board of Health has declared quarantine against Key West, and inter course to be allowed only under the same restrictions that we enforce against Havana, to-wit: A certificate of acclimation to yellow fever and suc cessful vaccination, and no bedding or dirty clothing allowed on board ship. These instructions have already been teletrrathed to the agent of the Plant Steamslup line in Key West by the agent here.bv the order of the Board of Health, so that this restriction goes into effect at once I fore the Olivette leaves Key West to-niirht. Should an epidemic break out in Key West, or even should more cases occur there, we will, probably, enforce more stringent regulations, or, if necessary stop all travel. Yours very truly. JOHN r". WALL, President Hillsborough Board of Health. THE GOVERNOR TELEORAPHEB. After these two letters had lieen read the board felt that the proper precau tions had been taken,' but to make every thing safe, it was proiosed that as i number of drummers hail gone to Mana tee on the schooner Ino, it would be well to telegraph the Governor of this fact and beg tliat he should instruct the sheriff of Manatee County to arrest the knights of the grip and hand them over to the Tampa Board of Health so that they mav be ketit in quarantine for fif teen days. This dispatch was immediately sent to Governor Perry, and it is probable there will be some tall swearing amongst these drummers nabbed by the authorities. NO NEED FOR ALARM. The lioard think that there is no need for the people of the State to be alarmed. a? every precaution lias been taken for he suppressiou of the disease, and Dr. Mitchell further stated it was the pur pose of the lioard to deal honestly with the people and keep them fully posted, This they can deiiend on, and to this effect a quarantine has been established between this city and Key West, so let us not lie afraid. WHO BAKER is. Baker, the sick man, came to Key West about three months ago from DeLand. Florida, and engaged in the restaurant business. Carter. IS IT YELLOW FEVER! Excitement Muhaidlnc at Key Wni-Two ltmth No More l'reah Case. SpeekU to tlur PnUitkn Xtw. Key West, Fla., May 24. The ex citement over the yellow fever is susid- ing. Mr. Baker, the proprietor of a res taurant, who was first taken sick, died yesterday morning, as stated. His wife died this afternoon. Every precaution was taken to prevent the disease spread ing. The mayor and the prominent citizens are of the opinion that it will be confined to the house in which it origi nated. There is only one case now, the sister of Baker, and she is improving. There are rumors of other cases but they are- without foundation. Strangers wishing to leave the city were called on to leave their names at the mayor's office. About fifty reported. Many are of the opinion that it is not yellow fever. Baker and his family came from Ik-land, Ills., some time ago. The city it being cleaned and disinfec tants are used f reely. MoTT. The Yellow Fever at Key West. Washington. May 24. Surgeon Gen eral Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital Service, said to-day that he has received official notice of the existence of yellow fever at Key West, but that the situa tion is not sufficiently grave to call for action on the art of the Government. The health authorities at Key West, he said, are first-class men and have taken every precaution to prevent the spread of the disease. He thought the disease could be confined within its present lim its and tliat there was as yet no cause for alarm. Mock Speculation ill I It. Philadelphia, May 24. Morecom L. Seguin, manager of the Philadelphia Umbrella Company, at forty-five North Seventh street, has left the city leaving, it is alleged, a detficiency of 83,000 in his accounts. Ik-fore departing Seguin made an open confession to his friend ami business associate, George C. Baker His victims are mostly connections. Stock speculation did it. Seguin had no bad habits, moved in first class society and had an income from his business of 7,000 a year. He is only twenty-nine years old. He came to Philadelphia from New Oleans some years ago. His flight has completely broken up the bus iness. Murdered Three Other Hoy. Wilminuton, N. C, May 24. Grant Best, the negro who killed three of his companions and wounded two others at one shot, a short time since, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in the Criminal Court to-day. At the time of the shooting there was a general im pression tliat it was the result of care lessness. Best is seventeen years old. THE TURF. London, May 24. The first day of the Epsom summer meeting. Wood Cate stakes of l.XM sovereigns, was won by Roliert the Devil: Simon Pure, second; Polydor, third. There were seven starters. Cincinnati, May 24. The second day at Latonia: First race, eeven furlongs, W. first; Tony Pastor, second; Thompson, third. Time: 1:35$. Second race, a mile. Unite Cheatfellow, second; Giro la. II. II. Faith won; third. Time: 1:321. Third race, five furlongs. Mirth won; Helen Broks, second; Orange Girl, third. Time: 1 :.Vi. A foul was claimed for Rio Grande in the fourth race but not allowed. Fourth race, a mile and a sixteenth, Osceola won: Rio Grande, second; Le panto, third. Time: 1 uVi. Fifth race, six furlongs, Ocean won; Huntress, second; Winona, third. Much dissatisfaction was expressed and it was claimed it should be declared no race, but the judges, after ja short parley de clared the winners. No time. TALLAHASSEE. ODDS AND ENDS OF LAWMAKING. Bill Locating the Putnam ami Marion County Line Passed. Reception and Banquet to Senator Elect Pasco, Last Night. The Mechanic!1 Lies Bill Pass the Senate Me- leHai te Caafres artfina Unpaid Balaac Daa CHIiaas af Fleriaa aa Interattlna Day. SlrUil to tht Pahttka Xmm. Tallahassee, May 24. This has lieen another day of uninteresting work in both Houses. In the Senate, Mr. Bryan introduced a resolution to establish an agricultural experiment station and bill to incorporate Winter Park. The Senate concurred in tlie House amendments to House bill No. 50, to di vide counties into commissioners dis tricts. At last night's session the Senate passed the Meclianics' Lien bill, the bill to create Criminal Court, Escambia County, and the Printing bill, also Sen ate Bill No. 147, to provide for incorior ation of banking institutions, and House Bill No. 155, to change the county line between Putnam and Marion; also the bill changing the time of municipal elec tion of Leesburg from August to Jan uary. In the House Mr. Carlton secured the passage of the resolution offered yester day as to House bill No. 34, to protect fresh water fisheries, and hail the bill set for 4 p. in. to-day. Mr. Latham introduced a bill to di vide Hernando County; Mr. Lamar a bill to restore and perpetuate the corners and landmarks in Washington County; A memorial asking Congress to make an appropriation to pay the unpaid lial ance awarded to citizens of Florida under Article IX. of the treaty of 1819, and acts of Congress thereunder was read. A number of Senate bills were read and referred. The House sient a large part of the day in the consideration of the revenue bills, and also iiassed a bill locating the line between Lafayette and Taylor Counties; read journals, full com mittee reports and messages, but little work was finished. Many visitors arrived to attend the banquet to be given in 1 Minor of Mr. Pasco to-night. Both houses adjourned at 6 o'clock un til to-morrow. It was Senator Mallory and not Sena tor Wall who sMke for Justice McWhor- ter in the House, yesterday, as the types had it. THE RECEPTION TO SENATOR-ELECT PASCO. . The reception at the Leon Hotel to night was one of the most notable instead of the most insignificant events of the Senatorial "episode. No United States Senator ever was so honored or sustained by the spontaneous action of his constit uents and their representatives at the outset of his career as such than Samuel Pasco. The large dining hall of the Leon was crowded to the utmost ca pacity of its tables and seats, and con tained, almost to a man, the 200 or more guests invited to participate in the recep tion and banquet complimentary to the Senator-elect, with but a single change. Senator Black well taking the place of Lieutenant Governor Mabrey. The fol lowing programme of toasts, under the splendid management of Hon. J. Ernest Yonge as toast master, was gone through with: Florida," Gen. Wm. Miller. 'Our Senator-elect," Hon. P. B. Stock ton. Response, Hon. Samuel Pasco. "Our Public Men," Hon. H. II. Duncan. "The Departments of Our Govern ment ; the Legislature, Hon. H. C. Hicks. 'The Executive," Hon. Milton II. Mabrev. "The Judiciary," Hon. D. T. Walker. Response, Hon. E. A. Perry. "The whole State, not sections," Hon. Daniel Campbell. 'The railroads of Florida," Hon..C. F. A. Bielby. The industries of Florida," Hon. J. C. Pelot. Home Rule," Hon. P. E. McMurray. 'The Democratic party," Hon. S. K. Mallory. "The Press of Florida," Hon. A. S. Mann. THE CEREMONIES. The bounteous and elegant repast which preceded the speech making was never before equaled in the Capital City for completeness of detail and richness and variety. The ceremonies began with a short grace said ry chaplain t-artrnige, or the House. At the request of Senator Pasco no stronger drink than coffee was rovided, very greatly to the satisfac tion of nearly every guest and to the credit of those charged with the duty of carrying out the details of the entertainment, Messrs; Wombwell, Pearce and Oglesby. In the company were seen many prominent Republicans, including members of the minority in the Legislature as well as many of the most ardent and prominent supporters of Bloxham, Perry, Finley, Mallory and other candidates in the re cent contest, all manifesting cheerful determination to vie with each other to do honor to one who, as was weU said by more than one of the speakers, had been elected by a sponta neous expression of the popular will and not by any faction or fraction of the par ty or people. No like assemblage, gathered in any State or city, have ever listened to more excellent speeches in one short evening than this. Any attempt even to de scribe them, much less report them. would result in failure. From the bright and apt introductions of the master of ceremonies, the thoughtful reminiscent utterances of the veteran Miller, the finislied oratory of Stockton, the heartfelt and touching response of Pasco, the careful and discriminating references of Duncan, the lively and charming humor of Hicks, the earnest and devoted tribute ot Blackwell, the tender pathos, as well as the inimitable witticisms of the venerable Walker, to the impassioned and earnest eloquence of Perry, as well as the atriotic and appropriate utterance of Campbell, Bielby, Pelot, SIcMurray, Mallory ami Mann, as each treated the topic which hail been assigned him, all simply con stituted the delicately ail justed parts of a fierfect and harmonious whole and made the entire entertainment one which no partioijiant therein can ever forget, and the recollection of which the golden words of wit and wisdom uttered will linger in tlieir memory while life lasts. ChoaTE. AS BAD AS A WRECK. Exorbltaat C harges af the Tags that Kcc nl the Kteasnshlp Hercules. Special U thr PHiatka Xem. Jacksonville, Fla., Mav 24. Tlie British steamship Hercules, in attempt ing to come into Fernandina on the l!th, got aground a short distance from that ort, and although four tugs of Fernan dina and Brunswick pulled at her sev eral times were unable to move her un til r ruiay afternoon, when she was re lieved, and she steamed into Fernandina having sustained no further damage than the loss of her anchors and chains, The tugs liave demanded $27,000 for what they did, which surely must be an exorbitant cliarge, as Captain Eells, un derwriters agency, in this city, stated to your correspondent tins morn ing that Dr. J. C. L'Engle said his steam tugs would have pulled the steamship off for $ 1,000 just $26,000 less than the other tugs have charged. Captain Eells telegraphed to the owners of the Hercules in LiverjKiol Saturday night for instructions, and exjiects an answer this afternoon. The Hercules is loaded with 1,000 tons of iron for the Florida Midland Railroad, the duty on which alone aggregated $16,000. Nothing can lie moved from the vessel until the claims of the tugs are satisfied, and if their demand is not ac ceded to she will be lilielled and the United States Court called iqnm to settle the matter. The coroner's inquest in the Rogero- Garnee stabbing brought in a verdict against Garnee, who is in jail. Garnee, this morning, having recovered from his intoxication, fully realized the enormity of his crime and is inconsolable. The prisoner's mother and sister visited him to-day and a heart rending scene oc curred. All the city is talking of the stabbing, and to-morrow the Grand Jurv will investigate the affair. From an official in high authority I learn that the rumors aliout the Floritla Railway and Navigation Couijiany being sold are untrue. Carter. STATUS OF BETHEL CHURCHES. The Southern Prebyterlaa Assembly Mtate at Its t'inaacea. St. Lot; is. May 24. In the Southern Presbyterian Assembly to-day, the ques tion of bethel churches and their organ ization lieing under discussion, it was finally divided that no church con stituted as a liethel church liad the right of representation in tlie IYesbytery, and that an elder in one church could not at the same time lie an elder of another church. The committee on theological semina ries submitted a rexrt covering the affairs of tlie several seminaries, also the Institute for Training Colored Ministers. The number of students in the latter was fifty-five, and it was the lielief tliat the money used in training and educating colored teachers was well liestowed. Columbia Seminary has been closed for a year past, but it had been decided to reojien it next September. This semi nary has an endowment of $20,000, and its future was believed to be very bright. The Committee on Publication rejiorted tliat the debt of $H5,000 had been paid off or provided for, and that it now lias as sets, over liabilities, of $64,000. In view of this promising fact it was ordered that colparteurage be started in Presbyteries where it does not now exist. Tlie Judi cial Committee made a supplemental re port in the case of the Rev. Robin son, or .sortn Carolina, on appeal irom tlie Synod of that State, recom mending that the case lie tried, and Revs. S. W. Davis and P. II. Hodge were named to represent the apjiellee. Tlie committee on bills and overtures reported on overtures from Harmony and South Carolina Presbyteries, touch ing tlie acts of the last Assembly on evo lution and the jiower of the General As sembly, theological seminaries and their instructors. The answer was that this assembly decline to formulate any de tailed examination of the acts of tli last Assembly as any statement, however ex pressed, could only be regarded as a new deliverance on the same subject, which this Assembly does not feel called upon to make. This was an answer formula ted by the majority of the committee. Tlie minority also presented a report which dealt primarily with the jurisdic tion of the different church courts and the manner in which matters can be brought before the General Assembly. It savs : Resiiecting the further question of the South Carolina Presbytery touching the mode of creation as defined by the last Assembly, we recommend this Assembly to answer that tlie icriptureu cleary re veal that in the hiiarltest sense lou is the Creator of all things and conse quently of Adam, body and soul, and both the scrqitures and our con region or faith teach tliat his body was formed of tlie dust of the ground, whether mediate or immediate, but the "in scrutable mode" God hath not revealed, and this Assembly holds it is not given to the church to pronounce definitely as to the time in which tlie Creator chose to work. Tlie report was docketed for future consideration. Carlaad Weald ae Take It. Washinuton, May 24. Attorney Gen eral Garland to-day talked freely with representatives of the Associated Press concerning his supposed candidacy for the vacant seat on the Supreme Bench. Mr. Garland said that be did not want the place, and would not take it if it offered to him. FIRST C0MPETIT1TE DRILL, aarann la the Caap mt the CttUeae Hvldlery at Washington. Washington, May 24. The competi tive drill began at 10 o'clock this morn ing. Company A, First Minnesota Regi ment was the first company to enter. They drilled well. Tlie second company was tlie Eighth Seperate Company, of Rochester, N. Y. These two companies drilled in the south of the grounds, tin far from the grand stand to lie seen to advantage. Next fol lowed the Muscatine Rifles, of Iowa. They marclied to tlie front of tlie grand stand, selected the judges and began to drill. They handled their pieces well, but were a little weak in the foot move ments. They were lilierally applauded. Then follow ed the Grand Rapids Guards, Company A; First Batallion, Virginia (colored) Velunteers; tlie Southrons, of Vicksburg; Company A, First Virginia Regiment. VICKSBI RU AND THE VIROIXIA COMPANY Tlie jxipular demonstrations indicated that the Vicksburg men and Company A. First Virginia Regiment, had won the greatest favor of the day. The compet ing companies were limited in numbers to twenty-four men each with their three officers and two guides. Tlie pro gramme of maneuvers was delivered to each couiiany commander one hour be fore the time allotted for the corps ajv pearance, and the men were thereby kept in ignorance of the ma neuvers they were to execute until the orders were actually given In general terms they were to exercise first in the school of the soldier, that is, without arms, then in a manual at arms, and lastly in the school of the company. Thirty minutes were allotted to each company to complete its programme. heaven's artillery takes a part. A furious thunderstorm and wind storm came up aliout 4 o'clock and put an end to the proceedings. The crowds scattered at once. The roof was blown off a large part of the grand stand, and the canvas rocks, forts and war vessels. and light-house of "Pyorauia" were tipied over and scattered. The order for a dress parade at 5 o'clock wrs re scinded. HOW THEY ARE BRIGADED. For the purpose of dress arade the commands have lieen organized into pro visional battalions, in which the troops of the resjiective sections of the country are groujied together as far as possible. Kentucky, Ohio and the District of Columbia men each form one battalion; Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Mis souri form one; the Governor's Guard, of North Carolina. are with the Michigan and Minnesota men; the Virginia troup constitute a separ ate brigade already completely or ganized under Gen. C. J. Anderson. The total number of men in camp is aliout 2,800 in seventy organizations, one third of the total are Virginians. Thirty-four commands have enured the comiietition for infantry prizes, one of which is col ored. Four colored t-onqiaiiies are in camp, two from Virginia and two from the District of Columbia. The Venal Aatl Coerriou Keeolutloaa. Richmond, May 24. Both houses of the General Assembly have passed the following resolutions: Whereas, The British Parliament has under consideration a measure for the coercion of Ireland which, if adopted. will result in the destruction of consti tutional liberty, almlition of the freedom of the tress, the right of free speech and suppression or trial liy jury for iioliticai offenses among that liiierty loving people; therefore I-iriutlntl- That we svtmwitliize niout earnestly with the Irish eople in their brave struinrle fur local self government. and we hereby tender to Hon. Win. E. Glailstone, Hon. Charles Stewart Parnell and tlieir followers assurance of our hearty appreciation of their efforts for Ireland. Keilrvil, That a copy of these reso utions lie communicated to Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone and Hon. Charles Stewart Parnell. The Legislature adjourned to-day. The Wont of all Crimea. Washington, May 24. The President, to-day, denied an application for pardon in the case of James J. Stanley who was convicted, April 13, of fraudulent regis tration and sentenced to ninety days' mprisoninent in jail at St. Louis. Tlie President endorsed the application as follows : I cannot pardon a crime against the election law except it lie in a case pre senting unusual considerations for clem ency. I consider such offenses the worst of all crimes, ami I know of none. the punishment of which is more impor tant to the public. A Oemand tor Judicial Art ion. New Orleans, May 24. The Receiv ers of the Texas and Pacific Railway liave filed a jietition in the United States Circuit Court asking an interpretation of the fourth clause of the Inter-State Commerce Law. The proceeding looks to a demand for a judicial action in the case laid before the Commission. Im portance attaches to the petition from the fact that Judge Pardee, of the Circuit Court, in a case similar to the petition regarding freights from El Paso made on an order authorizing the Receivers to act on their own interpretation of the law. The Injured While Line Meaanera. New York. May 24. Inspector Mc- Kenna, of the Foreign Oc-ean Steamship Insiectors office, lias examined the Cel tic and finds tliat she will liave to have an entire new bow, running back to the forward bulkliead. It will take about a month to repair her. Tlie Britannic was examined to-day. Besides new plates she will require sev eral new life boats. It is said that the couqiany mill have the vessels thor oughly reiaired at this port and not merely patched up sufficiently to enable them to reach the other side. The Preaideat's Trip te aaraaac Lake. Washington, May 24. According to the present arrangements, tlie President will leave Washington Thursday even ing in a special car of the Pennsylvania Road and proceed direct to Sarranac Lake in the Adirondack, making only the necessary stops on the route. He will be acrotnpanied by Mrs. Cleveland and Colonel and Mrs. Lamont, and expects to return to Washington inside of two weeks. THE PAPACY. THE ALLIANCE WITH PRUSSIA. Yearning for Independence of Anj Temporal Power. Riating la Blfiaai-Tba Strika Eitaaaiaf ta Other Districts- Ta lattst atttatat ttea Ciar a Lit. Rome, May 24. The Pope, in an allo cution yesterday, referred to tlie alliance of -ace with Prweiia, which tlie Pojie said he liad made every effort to attain. Tlie l'ope said : e felt more concerned at the evils of this religious struggle with Prussia, and as we were unable to remedy them by striving alone, owing to obstacles which imiieded our liower. we invoked the ox i wration of tlie German liisltot and Catholic Deputies in the Prussian Diet, from wl we constancy and concord the Church lias derived great fruits and exiects still greater. Thanks to the equitable and iiacitic sentiments of Em peror William and his counsellors, the Prussian Government removed the more serious inconveniences and then accepted various practical conditions and lieace. by which some of the former laws against the Church have been reiealed and oth ers mitigated. Sometliing remains, but we must rejoice at what we liave ob tained, and above all in regard to the free action of the I'oiie in the govern ment of the Church in iTussia. We do not desiiair of yet obtaining the best re sults in other tart of Germany, notably in Hesse-Darmstadt. God erant that Italy, who is particu larly dear to us, may sliare the spirit of peace with which we are animated toward all nations. We earnestly desire that Italy should put aside her unhappy- difference with the papacy whose dig nity is violated chiefly by a conspiracy of sects. The means of obtaining con cord would be to establish the l'ope in a - - I I 1 . - ixisilion wuere lie wouiti ue wuiijeci ui no liower in the enjoyment of full and real liljertv, which, -far from injuring Italy, would iiowerfully contribute to her prosjierty. The Great Ifa-lslc Strike. Bkcskels, May 23. Many of the men on a strike in the mining districts oi URelgiuin possess arms and explosives. Many outrages have lieen committed by the use of the Litter, including the de struction of machinery and the blowing up of the alindes of managers of mines. Several arrests have lieen made in con nection with the outrages. At Cronfesta an attempt has been made to destroy the reilway bridge with explosives. A riot lias occured at Vaux Sous Chev- reuiont arising from the strikes com pelling the German colliers to stop work in the mines. A numlier of arrests were also made there. In consequence of nightly Socialist demonstrations in Brussels, processions and gatherings in the public streets liave been prohibited. The city was agitated throughout to night by bands of Socialists parading the streets. Many scuttles took place U-tween the disorderly element and the police. Fifteen arrests were made. Tlie strike is spreading to tlie Liege district. Many threats of violence were made by the men if their demands were not acceded to. Hie Cliarleroi strikers attempted to carry out the threat to march on Brussels, but were charged by the gendarmes just after starting and isiM'rsed. No blood was slied. Another Attempt oa the Tsar's Life. Vienna, May 24. The TanUat lias re ceived a telegram from Odessa stating tliat the Czar returned to St, Petersburg from the Don Cossacks country three days earlier than he intended. This was due, the disjiatch says, to an attempt made by a student to kill him, on Wednesday night, during the festivities at Novo Ticheriask by firing at him as he rode by in a carriage. Will Forre the Crimea Bill. London, May 24. Sir Algernon Borth- wick (conservative) member of Parlia ment for South Kensington and the pro prietor of the London Morning l"ot, in an address to his constituents, last even ing, said tliat after the Whitsun recess the Government roxmed to force the tassage of the Irish Crimes Act Amend ment bill within the specified period whether all the amendments to the bill were disjiosed of or not. E-Seretary Mantling. London, May 24. Daniel Manning '.vill leave Bournemouth on Monday, next, for LiveqiooL He mill sail for New York on June 1. His health is much improved. Fathers Kyan aud Mattery Keleaaed. Dublin, May 24. Judge Boyd, to-day, ordered the release of Father Ryan, of tlie Her Lerts town branch of the National League and Father Slattery, who wera ni prisoned for refusing to give testimony in relation to the "plan of campaign.' Their release is due to the decision of the Court of Appeals in the case of Father Keller. Tlie iriests left the prison qui etly and no ovation in their honor waa attempted by the people. M. Floouet He ailed. Paris, May 24. In view of tlie failure of all the combinations to effect the set tlement of the ministerial question Pres ident Grevy has recalled 31. rloquet and appealed to his patriotism to form a cab inet. Floquet asked for twenty-four hours to consider the matter. "A Pleea af Advlea." Niagra Falls, -N. Y., May 24. Wm. O'Brien arrived here this evening from Hamilton Ont., on his way to Montreal Tlie following note waa received by him at Hamilton : East Syracuse, May 18. A PIECE Or ADVICE. Wm. O'Brien You black hearted Irish fool, if you ever make your aiiitear- anoe in Kingston or Ottawa your blood ill run cold. Take my advtos and go back to your black Irish home. P. G. Mr. O'Brien said : "I will be there in less than forty-eight hours. The sharp Jmwy Ceaaptetaw New York. May 84. To-day waa th seventh day of the trial of Jacob Sharp and the work of completing the) jury was continued. The jury waa filled at 30 bv the acceptance of Mr. John C W Liber, wholesale jeweler, as No, 12. The flap t let Aaalverearlee. Minneapolis, May 24. Tlie prepara tions for the Baptist anniversaries are complete. The committee on entertain ment has received letters from 700 dele gates, announcing tliat they will err tainly be present, and each mail brings dozens of letters, stating tliat there will be additional delegate. No doubt the number will reach 1,000. There are eight fraternal delegates front the Southern Conference, of whom Dr. Braddus is one. Tlie convention opened to-day at the First Baptist Church, where all meetings will be held. A Faaully Qaarrel aad Tea Mardera, New Orleans, May 24. A dispatch from Plaquemine to the ISctiyuti says : Near Bayou t Jould, yesterday morn ing, Ben Bates quarreled with bis nepliew, Joe Bates, aliout family matters and shot him dead. Peter IUtes, father of Joe, then shot his brother, Ben, wounding him mortally, Peter Bates waa arrested. Heavy Bteraa la Alahaata. MoNTuoMEKV, Ala., May 24. A heavy m ind storm prevailed here to-day about 2 o'clock, tearing off several roofs and uprooting a good many trees. A anecial to the 4JivrL!-r to-night reiorta heavy winds all over the eastern part of the State doing considerable damage to property. It was most violent at Opelika. The storm was accouqianied by hail and was succeeded by a good rain which was much needed. Paatorof One Church loraO Veare. Winchester, Va., May 24. Itev. John Pierky, aged 70 years, for 40 years minister of the Christian Church and pastor of the church in this city, died this morning at his residence. Treasurer Hyatt u I'oaaeaalnn. Washinoton, May 24. Treasurer Hyatt qualified this morning and form ally assumed the duties of Ins new office. FRl'ITLAM) PENINSULA, i'urrtpmltnre Palatka Xrw. Pomona, Fla., May 24. The last game of liase ball of the sea son between theWelaka and Pomona clubs, was played on the ground of the Pomonaites on Saturday, the 21st, be fore a large concourse of people from all over tlie Peninsular, resulting in the Po mona winning the game by one major ity. AH three of the game were well played by both clulis, and considerable interest was taken by the jieopple, as it was said the winning club would be presented with a silk lianner, but to the disapoiuttuent of all the banner was not forthcoming, al though we are ihformed that it was on the ground. For aouie reason, best known to the holders, it was kept out of sight, all of which was no fault of the Welaka club, who are a fine set of jolly fellows Mr. Will Cook umpired the last game, and Mr. E. Kirby the first two. Mr. C. 8. Stephens and Gerge Ottinon were scorers. The Pomonaites apjieared for the first time in their new suits, presented to the in by the ladies of Pomona, who take a great interest in the club. We may hear something of the Imnner later. We would liked to have seen it, or a photo of it, at least. Tlie new aaw mill of G. A. A G. K. Squire is now in running order, and a large stable has been put up for the use of their stock, and a fully equipped blacksmith shop also has len built. A number of people who, two or three years ago, set (Hit seedling groves are now liaving them budded, not wishing to wait so long for a seedling to liear and claiming tliat it is not so certain, when they do lear, of having as large a crop as budded trees. Mr. Idis and family, who have a fine grove on Crystal Lake, have returned to their aummer home in Maine. Mr. George Lusk, of Pomona, went North last week for the summer. Captain Ames, who lias been confined to tlie house for a long time, is now able to be out. The ladies of Fruitland, near the land ing, contemplate holding an Ice Cream Festival and Promenade Concert at Mrs. Austin's, to raise funds to erect a school house and hall. We understand tliat part of the lumlier, nails and a lot liave been donated for that purjiose. First class music, both vocal and instrumental, have been engaged for the concert, which will no doubt insure a good house. Thomas Davis is engaged with his nephew in building a good sized sail boat, which is nearly completed, and in which they will make a start for Mary hind some time during the month of June, to be gone all summer. Empire. BASE BALL. Louisville, May 24. Nine innings : Louisville 1000001104 Metropolitan 000000 1 a Rase hita Loulavtlleia. MetniiMiiitaua 12. V.r- ror Lountviiie 4. Mutropuliiaua L Savannah, May 24. Nine innings: Savannah S 30100001-10 New Orleans OOOOOOaOO a Base hit Savannah 12. Sew Orleans . Er ror Savannah 3, New Orleans ft. ItattriM riarannah. Homers and Iialiaa; New Orleans, Clark and Vaua-ho. Cleveland, O., May 21, Nine inn ing : Cleveland 0 3 0 0 0 i 1 I 0-13 AthleUca. 3O4O4SO0 -U Base hits 1-vrUnl ZX Athletics 30. Errors Cleveland a. Athletics a. New York, May 24. Nine innings: New York 3 00000100-4 PtUatMinr 3010300 Base hits New York II. Plttahurs-10. Errors New York 3, Pirtataira; ft. HaUeriua iuttrf and Ueaaley. (aivia and Miller. BoaTOM, May 14. Ten Innings : I baton A 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1- IrKhauapoUa Jt 1003001007 Base hits tfeartnn ID. Indianapolis 11. Errors Boston s, Indianapolis 4. I latteries -Conway and O'Kourke. Uorle aud Myers' ST. Locis, May 24. Nine inninga: fit. Louis I 0030033 1 t Brooklyn Rune hits rH. ixhjIs is. Brooklyn 14. Errors fM. Louis L Broofclya 4. Cimcixnati, May 24. Nine innings ; Plrx-innati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0-3 Uaitlnor (ItlldHtll I 4 Ten innlmrs. Haas bite Cincinnati 4. nalUsaora 0. Errors OncinoitU T. llaluntors 3. Washinoton, May 24. The extra game of the Washingtjna and Detroit- waa de clared off on account of rain. Philadelphia, May 24. Nine inn ing! : nMcaa A00003000 3 rlUladaiphia Jltlldll'-I laaa hits Chb-aao t. Philadelphia M. Errors hleaaro ft, Pluiadeihia 1. Batteries MaMI wia aadIarUu, Cawey and Mciuira. I THE RAILROAD COMMISSION. rditis- of in Pulat fci Anns. McMeekin, Fla., May 90. If there la one rrxposition clear to the mind of thoughtful men, it la tliat the development of Florida into a jiopuloua, proerous and wealthy State, depends largely, almost entirely, on a correspond ing development of railroad. Railroads are a i f gun now of Florida's future de velopment into greatness. Then it ruuat lie equally plain that any legislation that necessarily obstructs railroad building, is very unwise, as it will be followed by injurious consequence to the fieople of the State. Now, the question ia, "la a a Railroad Commission calculated to benefit the ieople of the State and be no obstruction to railroad building?" Of course this must be determined by the character of the commissioners and the law under which they act. All that the ieopl want is reasonable and fair treatment tin the part of railroad eom ivinies, and the subjects on which a commission would Imi likely to be called on to act, would mostly fall under two beads, overcliarge and discrimination. It is OHsible that a Railroad Commission might lie so organized as to lie of no im icdinicnt to railroad development, but to the mind of the writer, the probabili ties are that the commission will cause a distrust on the jmrt of capital and, much money would lie d! verted from railroad building in thia State by the establish ment of a Kail rood Commission, which otherwise would have lieen invested here. If a commission is likely to have this effect, why have one If the Interest of the Kople can lie protected without it? The cole. do not desire anything but fair treatment on the part of railroad companies, no reasonable citizen would desire to force the railroads to pursue that line of clutrges which would bring them to liankruptcy. Reasonable charges, no discriaiination, and accountability for the safe and prompt delivery of the things trana lorted about includes all that would lie under the care of c. commission. Why cannot this be secured by law, without the aid of a commission? The Legisla ture certainly has the jiower to fix a tariff of maximum chargea on freight and passengers, and to say to railroad couijianies, so much you may charge, but if you charge more, it is a crime, and the punishment is a heavy fine and five times the over charge returned to the istrty wronged, and so discriminations may he punished in the same way. There would lie no trouble aliout enforcing the law, and Ita enforcement mould soon atop ita viola tion. Surely a reasonable and juat tariff of charges could be fixed by the Leguila ture for all the Important articles of trans sirtation just and reasonable for both the railroad comjianiea and the people. This, of course, would require the work of a committee selected for tliat purjKMte, with a view to their fitness for the work and with authority to secure information from a numlier of railroad authorities not interested in the State as well as those interested, and the reason able result would lw a fair achedule of rates, as fair aa a com mission could make, and the only charge that would lie likely to be required would lie the lowering of the rates aa the country would settle up. thereby increasing the work of the railroad and enabling them to carry at lower prices. In the meantime there would lie no restriction on the railroada in charging a lower rate than tliat fixed by luw, and once in two years would be often enough for the legislature to re vise the rates. Now, if this will secure fair dealing for the jieople, why should the doubtful experiment of a commis sion be trid, and at a tax to the people tst some ten or fifteen thousand dollars a year? Let us first try thia power of the Legis lature and law and if that fails, then the commission can be added. The railroad comjianie) of Florida liave not oppressed the jieoplo so much that we need to be harsh with tlieiu. Let us go "slow, but sure." F. M. McMeekin. KERR CITY. OtrreMtmnittnee of the Ptihtika AVua. Kerr City, May 23. Tlie refreshing showers are very wel come, as our gardens were much in need of them. At the last meeting of our literary so ciety a very interesting programme waa presented, after which it was decided to adjourn sine die. Kerr City seems to lie aliout aa much of a aummer aa a winter resort, as visi tors continue arriving. We have many visitors who will remain all summer. A big time is expected on the Fourth of July, The young ladiea contemplate entering for tlie rowing race on the glorious Fourth. Tlie Agassis Association will celebrate their first anniversary oil Agassis 'a birth day, the 2th, by a picnic at Hcott'a Ham mock, in which all the young people in the town will be invited to join. Mr. O. Hammond 'a new residence has been completed, and ia an ornament to the town. Z. Mendenhall has commenced the construction of hi new reaidence. Jeas Davis will eujierintend the building. Cliarlea Ford la alxiut to begin work on his new house, which will be another addition to tlie appearance of our town, A drag aaw la being placed in the shingle mill, where many improvement , have been lately made. An interesting railroad meeting waa held here last Saturday. A brick kiln will lie erected near Kerr City within a short time. Boating seems to occupy tlie au-e time of most of our young people, and certainly a more enjoyable or healthful Mistime cannot be found. ICHAhOD. Try Freak Water. New Orleans Picayune, Cocktails lief ore break fast are hesvd- -actual before dinner. Netlee U L'aaaaa. Palladttlphla OaM. The eanbeudeuient epidemic aeeuia to have taken a fresh hohl.