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, ESTABLISHED 1850. I
■j J. 11. ESTILL, Editor and Proprietor, f
HAULS ALONG THE RAILS
JUDGE PARDEE GRANTS THE TEX
AS PACIFIC AN ORDER.
Operation of the Fourth Section of the
Law Suspended by the Judge in Be
half of this Road—A Boston Man Made
Secretary of the Commission—The
Canadian Pacific as a Competitor.
Washington, April 19. —Edward A.
Mosely, of Boston, has been elected Secre
tary of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. He is a Democratic member of the
Massacbusettes Legislature and one
of the Committee on Railroads. He was
strongly indorsed for one of the Commis
sionerships Mr. Mosely has been a mer
chant of high standing in Boston for a good
many years. He is a resident of Newbury
Temporary orders were made suspending
the fourth section of the act on application
of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Company,
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas railroad
ns to points south of the Ohio and east of the
Mississippi, and also on the petition of the
Texas Pacific railroad as to freights destined
to El Paso.
receivers appeal to a court.
New Orleans, April 19. —The receivers
of tfie Texas and Pacific Railroad Company
some days ago presented a petition to Judge
Pardee, of the Fifth circuit, reciting that
the inforeement of the long aud short haul
section of the interstate commerce law
would work irreparable injury to the road
under their charge; that the fourth section
of said act forbids charging less for
a longer than for a shorter haul
when "‘the circumstances and condi
tions are substantially similar i” that your
petitioners believe that the circumstances
and conditions touching traffic with tbe Re
public of Mexico through El Paso, and from
the Republic of Mexico to points! in the
United States, are substantially different
from those that surround the transporta
tion of freights to other
points on the lino of said
r-a:, and Pacific railway, and
that they would be justi
fied in establishing lower rates
thereon freights transported for export into
and received from Mexico, and for delivery
nt El Paso, than is charged at points be
tween that city and points whbre the
freights originate and where the dis
tance and haul are shorter. The petitioners
further aver that while they' believe
the above interpretation Of the law
to be correct, they fear, on
account of the severe penalties
imposed to act without the advice and or
der of the court. The receivers further
show that they have made application to the
commission for a suspension of the opera
tion of section 4 to the traffic above de
scribed. but fear the vast number of appli
cations before the commission will cause de
lay resulting in irreparable injury. The fol
lowing order was made by the court:
It is considered that the petitioners
are correct in their construction of the act
of Congress approved February 4, 1887,
commonly known as the interstate eom
moi-cf law. as to the transportation of
freight, and passengers to and from the city
of El Paso, in the State of Texas, as in the
loregoing (ictition set forth, and said pe
titioners are hereby instructed to conduct
the same according to their said construc
tion until further order of the court.
Don A. Pardee, Judge.
COMPARING THE TARIFFS.
Sxv Francisco, April 19.—The compara
tive tariffs of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Lompany and tbe Canadian Pacific Com
pmy printed here show that owing to the
interstate law tbe latter company can make
a rate from San Francisco to Chicago and
common points muclf less than the former.
■ re difference in favor of the Canadian Pa
cific ranges from $44 to SIBB per car load,
according to the class of freight.
CANADA TO PROFIT.
* HR'AGO, April 19.— The Times to
morrow will say: “It is stated that in the
event of the Interstate Commission refusing
to snsjiend the long and short, haul clause
for the benefit of transcontinental lines, the
Canadian Pacific has fully decided to put
o:i an indeiiendent steamboat line between
t mciigo and Port Arthur, for the purpose
of oonijietjng for the carriage of Pacific
coast freight, both east, and west-bound,
iheir tariff rates ou through freight will be
iron, 40 to 50 per cent, less than the rates
established by the American roads.”
A NEW SECOND COMPTROLLER.
Sigourney Butler, of Boston, the Suc
cessor of Judge Maynard.
Washington, April 19.—The President
has appointed Sigourney Butler, of Boston,
-eeond ( oinpt,roller of the Treasury in place
of •ludge'Maynard, promoted to the Assist
nut Secretaryship of the Treasury. Mr.
iiitler is but at years of age. He is a native
.umry, Mass., and son of Hon. Peter
•idler, who was a prominent applicant for
lie position of Collector of tbe Port of Bos
e’" when Mr. Suiton stall was appointed,
e is a graduate of Harvard and is associa
fii 111 tlle practice of law with Richard
iinev, an eminent attorney of Boston. He
to a stanch Democrat.
A CYCLONE IN VIRGINIA.
Two People Killed Outright and Two
Others Badly Injured.
■Si kfolk, Va., April 19.—Last night a
ru one visited this section with fatal and
' M lll '*' ve effects. Its track was about 100
Tn if, wide. Tlie house of John Wright, six
lines north of Suffolk on the Norfolk and
i "ni "‘il 1 "- 1 ' 1 ' ' ,;,s i.ompletely demol
•Jr \\ right and his \\ ife and young
ti 'A ,l 1" ~* me ' Luke were in the house at
L-.i, 'VV!' " right awl Mr. Luke were
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I. , J,, n,iot was seriously hurt. Much other
'•I limwelons ’ il> B 1 °l ll ‘ r, y nlong the path
luo Blow at Hardooville.
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'i fi about twouty minutes.
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GOING TO LAW OVER GRAMMAR.
A New Haven Jeweler Sues Because
His Ignorance was Exposed.
New Haven, Conn., April 19.—A SIO,OOO
libel suit was to-day brought against the
New Haven Union by George H. Ford, pro
prietor of one of the fashionable jewlery
stores of the city. The suit is a peculiar
one and has created considerable comment.
Next June New Haven will formally dedi
cate a “soldiei-s’ monument,” and a number
of citizens here have for some time been
engaged in making arrangements to have
the ceremonies imposing and attractive. It
was decided that it would be -impossible to
make the celebration a complete success uu
less President Cleveland and his wife were
present, so it was determined to invite them.
SHOWY, BUT UNGRAMMATICAL.
Jeweler Ford, who was on the invitation
committee, as the story goes, made up his
mind to get up an elaborate invitation for
the President, and he did so witii the aid of
a local artist. It was so gorgeous that Mr,
Ford placed it on exhibition in one of his
show windows. While this was exposed to
view it was discovered that the wording of
the invitation was extremely ungram
matical, and the Union called attention to
it through its columns. This did not
please Jeweler Ford, and ho has
brought suit asking for 810,000
damages. The best grammarians in the city
decided that the Union was right, and the
gentleman in charge of the arrangements
for the day of dedication had another invita
tion prepared, which read more correctly,
and which was recently tendered to Presi
dent Cleveland. Mr. Ford claims that the
Union has held him up for ridicule and con
tempt in an editorial, but just how much he
has been injured cannot be determined until
the case is tried.
Collector Redman Called to the Wit
Augusta, Me., April 19.—1n the contest
between the State and Federal courts Col
lector John B. Redman was called to the
stand in the Superior Court this forenoon.
Ho produced a telegram containing instruc
tions from Commissioner Miller, in which
he was authorized to deny the authority of
the court to compel the production of the
records or a copy of them, and also to in
stinct Collector Murphy to that effect. He
asserted that the time required for his at
tendance upon,the State court would greatly
interfere with the business of his depart
ment. Mr. Murphy was called, but refused
to give testimony as to the records or that
he bad received payment of the tax or de
livered a stamp.
United States District Attorney Bird, who
appeared as counsel for Messrs. Redman
anil Murphy, argued that the business of
the Revenue Department would be greatly
injured and the time of the officials occu
pied if they were obliged to testify in State
courts relative, to the special taxes. Judge
Whitehou.se ordered Murphy to jail, but at
the request of Mr. Bird he was given until 2
o’clock this afternoon to refresh his memory
from the records and purge himself of con
"A RESERVATION SCARE.
An Order of Removal Causes Fears of
St. Paul, April 19.—Dispatches from
Pierre, Dak., report that on Sunday morn
ing Company E, of the Eleventh Infantry,
stationed at Fort Sully, received orders to
proceed at once to Winnebago and the Crow
Creek reservation and drive the settlers from
the land. The company, under command
of ('apt. Myers, left the post immediately.
All sorts of rumors have, prevailed, indica
ting the prevalence of much excitement
among the white settlers who have been or
dered off the reservation and a determina
tion of the majority of them to forcibly re
sist removal. Bloodshed is anticipated in
that event. Later dispatches received to
night say the troops will only remove set
tlers from the Big Bend, and that none of
tlie other whites on the reservation will lie
disturbed. Maj. Anderson, tlie agent at
Fort Thompson, wants pasturage at Big
Bend to graze the agency cattle upon.
After ordering the settlers off' these lands
and upon their refusal to go he made a
requisition for military. Only about fifteen
families will lie removed. Sheriff' Harris
came in from the reservation to-night and
says no trouble is anticipated.
CHICAGO’S NEW MAYOR.
His Brief Inaugural Made the Occasion
For a Word to Workmen.
Chicago, April 19.—Mayor John A.
Roche, after qualifying before the City
Council last night, read a brief inaugural,
in which he said: “Every brick and stone
and timber in the buildings which line our
lifiO miles of streets is a eontribution to the
grandest monument of labor erected by
willing hands and earnest hearts in modern
film's. The demund of the workingmen for
just treatment and fair wages is right and
should I* respected. Arbitration is a bet
ter method of settling controversies be
tween employe and employer, t han strikes,
or boycotts, or brute force.
Might is not a synonym
of right, aud should not take its place in a
land of liberty and law and free I .allot, and
mistaken men who, while enjoying the ben
efits of free government are seeking to un
dermine and overthrow it under the guise
of socialism or anarchy, must learn that
this is not the soil for the growth of their
un American doctrines. The first duty of
the government is protection of its citizens
in their rights to own property.” The new
Mayor formally assumed the duties of It is
office this morning.
HIGH LICENSE IN MICHIGAN.
Tho Proliibitioninte Bound to Muke
Liquor Selling Expensive.
Detroit, April 19. —Prohibition having
lieen defeated at tho polls by a small ma
jority thel/'gislat lire is now giving attention
to the eiiuctincnt of a high license law . It is
proposed to fix the saloon license for towns
of 10,090 and upwards at S7OO and the temd
at SIO,OOO, the license and bond decreasing
in amount, as t he size of the town decreases.
The minimum license, however, is fixed at
SOOO. There is thought to tie tittle doubt of
this measure passing the legislature.
HIGH LICENSE IN DELAWARE.
Dover. Del.. April 19. -Tlie House, by a
vote ot 15 to fi, passed this afternoon u high
license hill grading liquor licenses from Btoo
lor Wilmington down to sjno for village
and country taverns and limiting druggists
to the sale of liquor on physicians prescrip
tions only to one sale on each prescription.
A Narrow Escape.
Annapolis, Ur., April 19.- A torpedo
exploded under too torpedo launch hull
this aftenns.il in the luu'hor and sunk !u*r
in a minute and a half. Ensign Muir was
ill ehnrgc, uud isiverai imvai cadet- were on
hom'd, hut they wen* nil taken off In safety
by nn uyktermnn.
An Bx-OougrMeman Dssd.
Lincoln, Nr j,, April I if- Kk-t'.aixreo*-
uiaii A. J iVret n die tat his Is .tin* m Kollo
City bed night. f'lmuissiW atrl uiliumuM
lose nt the lit an .oy |he cm toes
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1887.
PARLIAMENT URGED TO ACT ON
A Widespread Feeling that the Truth
or Falsity of the Times’ Charges
Should be Proven Gladstone Speaks
to the Eighty Club Lord Churchill’s
Position on the Letter.
London, April 19. —Three Liberal Union
ists voted against second reading of the Irish
crimes act amendment bill in the House of
Commons last night. Six Conservatives,
six Gladstonites, ten Liberal Unionists and
three Irish Nationalists were absent.
In the House of Commons this afternoon
Mr. Caldwell (Liberal Unionist.) gave notice
that lie would move for the appointment of
a select committee to investigate the charges
made by the Times against Mr. Parnell and
other Irish leaders in connection with crime
Lord Randolph Churchill, speaking at
Nottingham this evening, said that if the
Parnellites choose to bring an action against
the London Times they need not trust an
English jury, because they can take pro
ceedings against the paper in Ireland or
Scotland. He would not make himself a
party to the accusation, but it might be
necessary for the House, independently of
the Parnellites, to take action to clear itself
as a body of the gravechargesmadeagainst
a section of its members.
Continuing he said that for ft irty-five yea rs
Mr. Gladstone has not wavered in his resist
ance to tlie Irish revolutionary party. It
would bo difficult to calculate how many per
sons had been executed or imprisoned during
that time. He did not envy the feelings of
Mr. Gladstone when the latter remembered
the manlier of persons whose lives he had
contributed to sacrifice, because they advo
cated the same principles he himself was
now advocating. From the time the crimes
bill became a law, crime would diminish
and outrages, terroism and intimidation
cease. Even now flic introduction of the
bill and its reception by Parliament had
produced in Ireland a most beneficial effect.
TRAITORS TN THE CAMP.
Irishmen would soon tire of paying il'iuble
taxes to the Natioual Ixingue and to the
Queen. The moment they saw that the
government hail the power and intention to
suppress tho league all Ireland would ac
quiesce in the suppression. No danger from
secret societies would arise. First, because
the Catholic church opposed them, mid sec
ondly, because whenever ten jiersons met
secretly to plot against the government
there were sure to be also ten persons, each
of whom was anxious to sell to the govern
ment information. [Laughter.]
In concluding, he referred to the Liberal
Unionists, denying that he had ever intend
ed to speak lightly of them. He dwelt
strongly upon the necessity of keeping them
up to the scratch and of combating their
natural vacillating tendency.
WHERE THE BURDEN OF PROOF LAYS.
Mr. Gladstone spoke at a dinner given by
the Eighty Club this evening. He said that
the time had arrived when it was necessary
to measure his own position and the jHisi
tion of the Unionists. He never entertained
a suspicion that the Parnellites associated
themselves with crime, and his official
knowledge was at least as good as that of
Lord Harrington. The burden of the proof
lay upon the accusers, not upon the accused.
Unless the accusers showed rational proba
bility of the truth of their charges they
were worthless calumniators aud should be
shunned as pests of society.
THE NON-VOTING UNIONISTS.
Mi - . Gladstone said he hojwl the Liberal
Unionists who had abstained from voting ou
the second reading of the crimes bill would
ultimately rally against coercion. Nothing
had occurred to make the prospect of home
rule more hojwless than it was twelve or
even six months ago than Mr. Chamber
lain's statement that tho round table confer
ence had collai>sed because be (Mr. (finds tone)
would not deviate from the provisions of his
original bill. It was utterly untrue that he
had tried to induce the Unionists to
work wit h the home rule Liberals for party
puiqxises outside of the Irish question but
had failed in his endeavor, but bitterest of
all was the sight of Liberals supporting the
THE RELIEF BILL.
He had hoped that a considerable number
of the Liberals who had voted in favor of
the crimes bill would eventually refuse to
accept the measure unless they were as
sured that t here would be combined with it
a bill for the relief of Ireland. For that
reason he had asked in the House of Com
mons yesterday the question, would the
government stand or fall by its relief bill
as by its coercion bill f The evasive answer
Jie received showed that the government
meant to force, through the coercion bill,
ami let the relief bill take its chances. He
briefly criticised the purposes and alleged
necessity of the bill, and said t hat the ques
tion should be referred to the judgment of
the nation. He did not wish an
early dissolution of Parliament, but they
must arouse reflection on the part of the,
electors, and he lsdicved di-solution would
produce that effe -t. Mr. Gladstone sjioke
for an hour.
Maj. Saunderson, speaking at, Tunbridge
this evening, reiterated his ciim ges against
the Parnellites aud challenged them to
adopt tho means of vindication at their dis
A FLEA FOR JUSTICE.
Tlie Poll Mull Gazelle says: “Mr. Parnell
is an Irishman, therefore the Times is al
lowed to insult and liM him with impunity.
Wo earnestly ap|ieal to the met niters of the
House of Commons on both sides to do Mr.
Parnell justice and commit tlie editor of the
Tiluex to the clock tower for breach ot prlv
I.ANSPOWNK S EVICTION’S.
Dublin, April 19.—Evictions were re
sumed on I saxl Lansdowne's estate to-day.
Messrs. O'Brien and KUbridge will sail for
Canada on .Sunday to denounce Loixl Lans
PECULIARITIES OF SIGNATURE.
London, April 20, 5 a. m.—The Times
this morning says; “We iswwss several
specimens of Mr. Parnell's signature writ
ten about the diit*' of the disputed d<s’U
inent from which we are able to parallel
the jiei Hilarities of the signature.”
Parnell has gone to Dublin to endeavor to
sift tlie matter of the letter published by the
Tho Now Catholic University.
Paris, April 19.—A pontifical brief on
Washington University will lie given to
Bishop Keane, of Richmond, Va., 10-tnor
Cancer of the Tongue.
Pa his, April IF.—-The Tem/is says tho
malady from which the Itmiuui Crown
Prime is suffering Is cancer of tin* tongue.
A Battle with Trampe.
Houtm Bend, Ind , April 19 In * fight
hr) m till* forenoon Is'taern < lty p >lu c i,d a
gang of truiitte eleven tramps were e-tp
hired. HI k.J tie so were sniiel with re
volver* 1 riling III'- fight |silß ’fit!
MM*, -hot a tramp through Um* insert, hill
lug Imu iiinUf.Uy Till** IsHttie* towum*
ms* taut United try tramp* tort uivrht.
POPE AND POLITICS.
The Head of the Church Sends More
Letters to the Centreists.
Berlin, April 19.—The Pope has written
a second letter to Herr Windthorst and a
third to the Centreists requesting them to
vote for the ecclesiastical bill. Many, how
ever, assert that they will abstain from vo
ting. The political congregation of the
Cardinal’s College has indorsed the bill
lolerari possum us , which indicates that the
Vatican is dissatisfied with the concessions,
but will postpone making further demands
for the present.
THE CENTRE YIELDS.
Rome, April 19. —The Vatican has been
informed by the Centre party in the lower
house of the Prussian Diet that they will
accede to the Pope’s wish and vote for the
ecclesiastical bill in the form in which it
passed the upper house, but that, they dis
claim all responsibility for abandoning the
amendments they Intended to offer to the
measure in the lower house.
A HEART STOPS BEATING.
Sudden Death of a Railroad President
at New York.
New York, April 19.—Alexander Mitch
ell, President of the Chicago, Milwaukee
anil St. Paul railroad, died this afternoon at
the Hoffman House, where he has been
stopping for the last two weeks;. Since
December be had been stopping with his
wife at Alexandria Villa, near Jacksonville,
Fla. When he came to this city two weeks
ago he was enjoying unusually good health.
Foi- some time he na.l been somewhat
troubled from impeded action of his heart.
Lust Wednesday evening ho went out ami
afterward had a chill, lie caught a severe
cold, which developed Into bronchial pneu
monia, and no doubt directly affected bis
heart’s action and caused death. The re
mains have been embalmed and will be
taken to Milwaukee.
“BOYS, FLAG THE TRAINS.”
An Engineer in tho Agony of Death
Proves Him self a Hero.
St. Johnbvillk, N. Y., April 19.—A
passenger train on the New York Central
road at midnight last night run into a land
slide and tlie engine and seven cars were
thrown from the track. The eugiueer was
killed. The fireman and one passenger
were badly injured. The slide was 120 feet
long and was caused by a heavy rain. The
conductor of the wrecked train had his wits
about him. An express train from the east
was due and the conductor flagged it just
in time to stop it within seven ear lengths
of tlie slide, which covered both tracks.
The engineer’s last words were: “Boys, flag
ROUGH ON THE KNIGHTS.
Imported Men May Take Their Money
to Leave and Then Not Do So.
Detroit, Mich., April 19.—Home months
ago the shipbuilders m this neighborhood
had trouble with their men and imported
ship carpenters from Maine to do their
work The Knights of Labor paid these
men $25 each, and in return took a promise
to return to Maine or go out of this district,
as the men whose places they filled were
Knights. District Assembly No. 50 sued one
of these men to recover this money, claim
ing the defendant violate! his agree
ment to leave town. The defendant
admitted the contract and that he did not
return home, but claimed that the contract
was illegal. Judge Jeimison called atten
tion to the fact that the new -comers had
lieen intimidated and unlaw fully prevented
from carrying out their contract, that the
law condemns all proceedings of all illegal
•Detracts, that all combinations designed to
interfere unlawfully with individuals are
violations of the statute as striking a fatal
blow at free industry, stifling legitimate en
terprise and crippling commerce. In ac
cordance with the charge tho jury gave a
verdict for the defendant.
STRIKERS SHOW FIGHT.
An Attack on New Drivers Loads to a
Row With the Police.
Chicago, April 19.—A Montreal special
says: “The teamsters strike assumed a seri
ous asjHvt this morning. About MOO strikei-s
assembled at the stables where the new men
were preparing to take out teams and
made a general assault upon them. A stiDi%
detachment of police arrived and a hand to
band engagement followed between them
and the strikers. The latter used stones
and bricks, and the police were badly used
until finally reinforced, when they suc
ceeded in driving off the strikers. Heveral
of the strikers were badly injured and had
to be removed to a hospital.”
Pope Leo and the Knights.
Paris, April 19. —The Uni errs says the
decision of the holy office on the Knights of
question given to Cardinal Gi hi ions
before his departure from Rome was nil in
novefur, signifying that in view of the
representations made by the Cardinal in bis
memorial on the subject there was no occa
sion for intervention on the i>art of the
Chicago. April 19.—The strike at th
Union Steel Work* in Bridgeport has lieen
settled, 200 furnace men resuming work yes
terday afternoon by order of the Executive
Committee of the District Assembly. The
men claim to have gained their ismit. and
that the Knights which hail Uien discharged
were taken back.
Raleigh, N. C., April 19.—There was a
general strike of the bricklayers here to-day
for an advance in wages of 75c. per day.
The rete at present paid is $2 25.
Racing at Epsom Downs.
London, April 19. —This was the first day
of the Epsom spring meeting. The great
Surrey handicap was won by Doubling with
Cutaract hpidihl and Canterbury third.
There were twelve starters. Cataract was the
The Great Metro!>olitan stakes was won
by The Cob, with Blandish second and Tac
tic third. The course was 21-4 miles. There
were nine starters. Cot) was a hot favorite.
His time was 4:11 1-5.
The Westminster stakes were won by Salt
petre, with Chil|)eric ws-ond and Hwn>! mart
third. There were six starters. Tlie favor
ite won. _________ ’
Killed on a Crossing.
Lancabteh Pa.. April 19.—TUI* after
noon the Chicago lhuitel ex pres* struck
John Becker, hi* wife, their daughter in
law and liar 2-ycar old child at a cnisung of
tho Pennsylvania mfh'ood In this <7ty.
Becker,siu( hi* wife wav killed instantly,
and the duuglitei' tu-law was seriously in
jtired. Till' child was found on the eow
ciitobcr uuinjuruil. The home M>-a|md and
ran Itonm. Tho victim* each were about tiU
yew* of age.
An AtMlgnmsot at Tampa.
Tampa. Kla . April in.—Newman A *V.
mode mu weigument to day In favor of Hu*
midi Wowgowrfci. Tba. I* the MX Oltd
tatert In ■£ hWury *rf Tampa. The that
uitmte ll.lr'v '. rse-asg*) I
A FIGHT WITH WHISKERS
CRENSHAW AND CHAPMAN AGAIN
IN A CLINCH.
The Collector Gets the Agent Where
the Hair is Short and Pulls It Out by
the Roots—Gov. Gordon Decltnes to
Accede to Gov. Richardson’s Wishes.
Atlanta, Ga., April 19.—Tho following
derisions in the Supreme Court wore handed
Georgia railroad vs. E. P . Berry; from
Georgia railroad vs. James Phillips. Af
W. T. Pearson vs.” J. C. Durham, et al.:
from Putnam. Affirmed.
It. M. Brooks, etal., vs. R. G. Mathews:
from Pike. Reversed.
The difficulty between Collector Cren
shaw-and Revenue Agent Chapman was re
newed in the office of tho former to-day,
where a lively encounter took place. Mr.
Chapman went into the Collector’s office in
side tho railing whiohjshuts off tho clerks,
department frojn the public. Mr. Crenshaw
asked what he wanted. Mr. I'hajxmun re
plied, certain official information. Mr.
Crenshaw- on lens 1 him out of the private
railing, saying that when he was outside
the information would he given. Mr.
Chapman declined to go, claiming that a
revenue agent had a perfect right in the
Crenshaw advanced upon him and took
hold of him to put him out, when Mr.
Chapman struck him. Mr. Crenshaw seized
him by the whiskers and gouged at his eyes.
In the struggle they fell to the floor, Mr.
Crenshaw holding onto tho whiskers and si ill
punching Mr. Chapman’s face and eyes.
They were finally parted by clerks in the
office. Mr. Chapman, who lost a handful
of whiskers and was considerably bruised
about the face and eyes, washed the blood
off. obtained the information he came for
and went out. The affair created some ex
citement in the custom house. It is not
known what further trouble will come out
of it, but it is supposed the department at
Washington will take some prompt action.
GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
Gov. Gordon declined Unlay to take any
action in tlie Blackwood kidnapping case.
The Governor of South Carolina requested
the Governor to order Blackwood’s release,
lmt finding that the Governor has no au
thority requested that he would refer the
matter to the Judiciary Department. An
arrangement had been made for a meeting
at Augusta between the South Carolina and
Georgia Attorney Generals to confer about
the matter, but Attorney General Anderson
has advised the Governor that such a con
ference would be useless and gives it, as his
opinion that there is no precedent in
Georgia for taking the steps requested
by Gov. Richardson. Gov. Gordon
has notified Gov. Richardson that be de
clines to interfere. Similar cases between
Pennsylvania ami Michigan and New York
and Pennsylvania sustain the position taken
by South Carolina. The question will now
lie brought up before the courts.
The Savannah Fire and Marine Insurance
Company tiled a statement with tho Comp
troller to-day aud applied for a license to do
FIRING ON A NEGRO.
Night watchman A. J. Wiley, of the East,
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad,
shot three times at a negro plumber named
Marshall Heard, who came to his house this
afternoon to do some work and was imperti
nent to his wife. negro screamed,
jumped the fence, ran off and has not been
seen since. Wiley was arrested.
Miss Robbins and another girl, whose
name is unknown, were thrown from a
dump cart and painfully hurt at Grant’s
Park this afternoon.
Willis Reagan gave the car accountant* a
lxmquet at the Capital City Club to-night .
It was a brilliant affair.
A FAIR AT BRUNSWICK.
Tho Proceeds to Go for New Instru
ments for the Band.
Brunswick, Ga., April 19.—A fancy
fait- was <>[>ened last evening in L’Arioso
Hall to aid in raising funds for providing
new instruments for tho Atlantic (Bruns
wick) Band. Since this band succeeded in
securing file position of premier band of the
State at the time of Gov. Gordon’s installa
tion, the citizen* have taken a lively interest
in its progress, and as the members got per
fected in the use of their instruments, it lie
came evident that to give them full scope
they must lie better (xpiipped. Their ener
getic leader, J. Baumgartner, who has nursed
the band from its infancy, was not. long in
finding ready hands to help in the work of
furnishing funds for new instruments, and
if the amplitude ot articles, useful and orna
mental. displayed ut the fair can only Id
disjswsl of by the attractive vendors, the
object will Id fully ai-complished. The
committees presided over by Mrs. A. J. Oro
vatt have worked hard to make tlie fair a
success and certainly L’Arioso Hall never
looks tetter than in its floral decorations.
The fair was formally opened by Major
Drum and then commenced tbe real work of
Typical Florida Weather—B’our New
Oakland, Fla., April 19.—VVelmvotieeii
having typical Florida weather for the past
week, warm and sunshiny days with ail oc
cusional'shower, and vegetables have ripened
rapidly. Shipments from hero now average
ahaint ISS crate* per day. A large number
of cucumters have been grown this year,
and returns from the commission men thus
l'ar show good'prices, $0 to $0 50 jdi- Ix>x.
Four new building* were completed this
wpek. The large feed and grain store of
Mos-sre. Baker A Wylie is pushing rapidly
upward, and will tie ready ror occupancy iii
another ten days.
Tho new steamer Ariel will arrive here
this week and te placed In service at, once.
She is a la'-ge screw steamer with double en
gines and a speed of 15 miles an hour. Her
launching into the water* of Lake Ajsipkn
will Id fhe occasion of a grand excursion
from the aurrounding towns to different
liofntsoii the lake.
Mr J. H. Sadler anil Miss Minnie Tllden
were married on Friday night at tlie resi
dence of the bride's father, Mr. 1,. K. Tllden.
Me. and Mrs. Sadler left on tli morning
train f<* un extended trip through the
North. _ ,
On Saturday afternoon the |wu k in Oak
land was the wene of unusual festivity.
A large number of |oplr from tlie *tu
Xiirroiiudhig ) nun try had gathered together
to partake <>f a fish fry.
'Thirteen thousand crate* of oranges have
been d;)p|*l from Oakland during I lie post
season and the crop I* not yet exhausted.
Peppered With Buckahol.
Anlvi-K. Kla., A|>ril )9. A *ei-l.>it*
xiesAing affray .ss-ui rod et Huinna'i-ville,
.ate mill' real of here, ttol* ew-niuK between
John Flour!toy tout Jems Wade n ade *)•
wounded in tltr Isaly end thigh with touch
Ctrl. Ks 0111*1) eotpxi injury. Tl* diffi
.-city original**! user un auuut dm
NEARLY KILLED BY A WHALE.
The Whale, Mortally Wounded, Es
capee from the Fishermen.
Bridoehampton, April 17. —A pine brush
displayed from the top of Capt. Leak’s tall
flap; polo in front of bis house in the village
of Aniagansett, L. 1., at l o’clock on Satur
day afternoon sent a thrill through the en
tire village, and there followed a noise of
hurrying feet and shouts of the hardy sailor
lads who rushed to man the whaling boats
on the beach. Capt. Ijeak “has raised the
weft went up the cry, and all Amagansctt
knew that a whale lmd been sighted off
the shore. In loss time than it takes
to toll it Capt. “Josh” Edwards,
the veteran whaler of the village, who
has already this season added the flukes of
three right whales to the trophies of other
seasons which lie in his back yard, had bis
boat launched in the surf and six strong pair
of arms wore pulling out on the wafer in
search of the whale. The excitement in a
short time had permeated the whole village,
and the seafaring population, male and
female, flocked to the shore and watched for
the coming battle with the whale. Two
other boats were manned anil prepared to
follow Capt. Edwards. In the latter’s hoat
were, besides the veteran commander, Ids
brother “Gabe,” who, ius always on the
whale hunts, acted as boat steorer; Charles
Sanford. Charles Mulford, Everett Edwards
and Clinton Edwards.
“There she blows” went up a shout from
the s|>ectators on the shore, and sure enough,
about a quarter of a mile off, on a shallow
bar, a geyser of spray was thrown high up
over the waves. The men in Captain Josh’s
boat saw the whale spouting and pulled
straight for the spot. “Gabe” stood up in
the bow of the boat with two harpoons in
his hand. He is a tall, brawny specimen of
Long Island manhood, and had risen from a
sick lied to join in the chase after the wiiale.
“I’m not fooling well,” said he, “but I will
put two irons in her anyhow.”
Hardly had lie spoken before directly
ahead lie saw a black patch on the water
about :s feet square.
“Steady, steady,” he cried to Capt.
“Josh.” “The whale is on the false bar and
will be aground here in a ”
It was too late. The powerful strokes of
the oarsmen had driven the boat hard on
the black shoulder of (bo whale, which ivas
showing above the green water. The whale
did not stir as the sharp keel of the boat
grated over his hide. If was a bold thing
to do, but Galie did not hesitate, and the
next instant he plunged the iron harpoon
into the soft blubber of the monster full
twenty four inches. Still the whale did
not stir and a suspicion arose that
it was dead. Once more the powerful
“Gabe” drove his harpoon into the yielding
mass, and the effect this time was like
touching off a magazine with a lighted
match. The great black flukes of the whale
suddenly lifted themselves out of the water
and raised the boat, fully ten f<*ot, in the air.
Jt, was a maddened paroxysm of anguish.
A whirl of the great black flukes in the air,
as they descended, smashed three oars, a
rowlock, and swept “Gabe” from the how
of the tsiat. as if he had been made of paper.
The unfortunate boat xteerer was thrown
straight through the air, say the eye-wit
nesses in the boat, fully thirty feet, and
dropjxjd insensible in the water.
He lay like a log on the
waves and his rornjianions in the boat made
desperate efforts to go to his assistance lx'
fore he sank. It was no easy task, for the
wounded leviathan was kicking, plunging,
threshing around with his tail and churn
ing up the sea water in a manner that
made immediate proximity to him any
thing but safe. Capt. Josh yelled “all
astern” at the top of his voice, but with
only three oars left in working Older, man
aging the boat was easier said than done.
If they hail depended on the three oars the
I Hint's crew would have been left to the
mercy of the infuriated whale, which had
evidently received a mortal wound, for he
spouted blood in profusion. But his death
struggles gradually drew him away frem
the boat, and the rope that hound him to his
enemies was quickly severed by a blow
from a hatchet.
Once safe from the terrible sweep of the
flukes, the oarsmen went to the help of
their boat-steerer, who still floated insensi
ble on the bloody waves. Why he did not
sink and drown was a mystery that has not
yet liecn explained. Cant. J*wh pulled his
brother into the 1 iont mid they proceeded to
pump the water out of him after the fashion
taught by the life-saving men. It did no
good, and not knowing whet her they hnd a
live or a dead man they pulled back to the
shore. The other boats which hud been
manned and started off to follow Capt.
Josh returned also with the feel
ings of nieu attending a funeral.
The observers on the shore saw the
whale disappear in the distance. As far as
lie could be seen he was still madly lashing
the waves with his tail and kicking up in
the air In the throes of death with the two
harpoons sticking into his shoulders. Among
the crowd on the shore to watch the return
~of the boats was Mrs. “Gabe” Edwards.
When she saw her husband lifted out of the
I mat and laid on the beach still uncon
scious, she promptly screamed and fainted.
This added to the dismal ending of the
whale-hunt which hud begun ainid the
hopeful shouts of the hardy population of
While the women attended the fainting
Mrs. Edwards the men made another effort
to [lump the sea water out of her husband.
Several quart' were forced out by continu
ous action of his arms, hut Gabe still re
mained unconscious. His laxly was then
lifted into a wagon and taken to his home,
followed by all the villagers. MessongerH
were wnt hurrying for medical help, and
Hr. Halsey arrived, and after sounding the
injured man’s lungs pronounced him still
alive. Morphine was administered and a
watch kept on the |iatieiit all night. He re
mained in a comatose state until Si a. m. to
day. He then turned Iver, opened his eyes,
stared at tlie watcher at the bedside fora
moment and asked, “Where’s the whale!”
He was assured that the whale was all right,
and seeming sntistted with the statement,
relapsed into a stupor. All of to-day he has
been stupid and lus talk more or lows inco
herent, out Dr. Halsey thinks he will re
cover. lie is about .'IS year* old.
To-morrow several l<oats will go out to
make a search for the whale, for it is be
tieved that, it is dead. If his laxly has not
sunk It will Ik' towed ashore and converted
into oil und whalebone. This is the fourth
whale of the .season to apjienr off Amagao
sett, and the only one which has not been
captured. The (IslKirne lioys, John and
Oliver, of Hridgi iiamptofi, liarixxuied a
fifty-foot whale u week ago und killed him
after an exciting race in which the whale
towed the boys eight mil** at a terrible
speed. As the whales each net alxnjt $199
in oil, and from tIJKKI to ♦1,500 f*>r lh
wbalelxmc, they uro prizes not to by allowed
to mu* 1 . The misluio on Saturn*/ liua
plunged the whole village of Amagaasett
Into gloom. _____ •
Loan of th* Tasmania.
I/imxot, April !‘J. -Tim ( ptnm of the
■.(■iipided Htcsne-r Tasmania, ie|rtJ in dti
(kvw yesterday, and two of hi* officers and
l vuui)-two I sowar stoker*, were drowned.
TPs r* mam ler of too new aval isuMcogrta
ai , t4 <1 If* !*• :itifr
An Auaigummit at (iratnvlll*.
Hia> stun, k a,, April IW HC. Pshaw,
a merchant of GloeUldiW, tie asMjpwd
Hi LaodlUt* ftf* *ll/00. Hu awrtrte nr#
( PRICE nio \ YEAR.
j 5 t’EATe A COPY, j
RACE OF THE GOVERNORS
DEMOCRATS GUARDING AGAINS'I
A REPUBLICAN SURPRISE.
The Friends of the Two Leaders Scab
ter their Votes Among Four Men S*
as to Make an Alliance with the Radii
cals Useless for Either Side.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 10.—As m,
nomination for Senator was made by th*
Democratic caucus last night, the Demo*
crabs to-day divided their vote among tout
men not candidates for the place. The tw#
houses met as usual this morning, and aft-el
transacting the usual amount of importauj
business took a short recess just before 1*
o'clock to arrange matters so that no elec*
tskm could result from the balloting, whiek
began promptly at, 1“ o’clock. Henatoj
Wall nominated Thomas Costa, Williutif
Van Fleet, William Judge and J. F. Lai haul
tolxi voted for by the Democrats, the firs<
two being backed by ex-Gov. Bloxham’f
friends and tin* last, two by Gov. Perry’l
supporters. The > Republicans nominated
Fred. S. Goodrich* of Delttnd. One
was token, as follows:
< 'osiu ...
In the House the same
nominated and the vote was; ** r '
Judge - ' -JfflK
Goodrich * H
Without tmnsacting further business MHI
houses adjourned until to-morrow.
o'clock to-morrow bah houses meet ii* tat
Assembly Uall to consider jointly
tuken to-day, and as no election
made at least one ballot in each Hon
bo taken daily until someone is
The Democrats in joint caucus l
look four ballots without making a
t.ion. The resulted:
l’erry I -’tfaH
Tlio wiml ballot resulted: tolHj
Perry t ,'.'s71* !
The third tiallot stood: ‘-tHI
Perry vA -i#
The fourth ballot stood: Ti*
A PROXY RULED OPT. jjßffi
Mr. Hendry, of Taylor county, *fns nto
fused the privilege of voting by proxy® 1W
was not a Democrat and declined to hTihW
the action of tbe caucus, which he had not
yet attended, but ventured to give a written
proxy to a Democratic friend. A committed
of live of Gov. Bloxham’sand five of Gov,
Perry’s friends as apixiinted to consult to*
gather and see if some solution of the dead*
lock cannot tie had. Gov. Bloxharn’s friends
appointed Messrs. Bryan, Hv'all, Gaskins/
Jones and Dyal. Gov. Perry’s friends ajrt
[minted Messrs. Miller. Blackwell, Mannj
Orman and Baskin. This cannot be con*
stmed Into a concession by Gov. Bloxhatn’d
friends, although the proposition of a ootF
fnrence committee came from them, nor In
it evidence of weakening by either faction.
The caucus has adopt **d the t wo-third ruk
The objfs-t in scattering the vote in the
Legislature ns was don* 1 to-day is to prqimtot
tin- nineteen Republicans from
Gov. Perry and ex-Gov.
thereby helping to name a Democratic i^H#
SENATOR CALLS OPINION.
Washington. April PJ.—Senator Wu
who has just r* turned from Florida, |j|p|
thm •*,,..•** If* stu.he.l the Senatorial Hi
tion very attentively. In- couM not sn v*(®F
will lie elected. He said that had
Jones gone to Florida from Detroit at the
fli-st mention of his aumti lor the Senate
and given bis attention to the canvass, W
could uildoutibdly have b*>n re-elected.
SUICIDE BY SHOOTING,
A Wom an Once a Resident of This City
Kills Horseif at Jacksonville. ,
Jacksonville, Fla., April 19.—Mr*/
Frank F. Marquis, wife of a carpenter living
in Brooklyn, a suburb, committed suicide
to-day about noon by shooting herself in the
head with a pistol. Mrs. Marquis was aged!
about 45 years. She was a native of Savan
nah, whence sho came with her husband
some seven years ago. She leaves three
children. The oldest is a boy .of 14. It 1*
believed that continued sickness caused
aberration of the mind.
A white man was arrested at St, Angus-'
tine this afternoon charged with being’th**
incendiary who caused the recent liree itt
that town. He was detected last night in an
attempt to set fire to large piles of lumtier i
the vicinity of the Concede Leon Hotel, buff
Hid. Pursuit in (Ire surrounding country
during the day result'd in his capture. Thai
citizens are much excited and incensed,-and
if proven guilty it is thought summary jus
tice will Is* meted out to him.
At a meeting of the City Council to-nighf
tMrest of the regular officers for the enmlrv
ing municipal year were elect'd as follows r
Captain of police. George M. Brittan; Health
Officer, 0. J. Kenworthy; Market Clerk,
Edward H. Heiukins; City Sexton, Georg*
Clarke; Sanitary Inspectors, F. T. Hernan
dez, John Chestnut aiid John Miller; Oil In
sjiector, 15. W. Seymour.
A MAN-OF-WAR FROM HAYTI.
The Yantlc at Pensaoola-Acolyte*
Given a Picnic.
Pensacola, Fla., April It).—Tbe United
State-* steamer Yantic arrive*! her** to-day.
The Yuntic is in cominaud of F. M. Greeu.
The Yantic i* rnceutly from Port Au
prince, Hayli, where tlie British recently
tbreateneil to bofllbttrd.
Rev. Father Tot *ln to day gave a picnic fox
the acolyte* of St. MfohsiT.y church. Th*
boy* numbered about forty. The i.ieinb"* - *
of tbe choir won* also jwu ti' ipants in the
festivities. Much credit is due Father
Tobin for his attention and tuition of th*
lioys. Their appreciation was fully ex
nrawed in the hearty cheer given by then)
lief ore their dejmrture for home.
Dynamite Bpreuda Death.
Merritt * Caiiinkkm, 14. Y., April 19.
At I o’clock this morning an v(|NuM*jn oc
i iin wl at stistt No. a of tie* now aipixdnct
iu tiu north hwdlug. >yu * to*
Mantiy kill -I au*t an unknown HuugsrtMl
was tatell) injured. Five *itlw*r* worn hurt,
wane suHm t/rokwi legs and urtu* cod
i*t<K*n. lutving Uwir **y*s hU>wn .art. rh*
vvsiMll *'• *! Iby Us* *'• J'l*e*'Ml 'd *
•lynniuu/ l artreh;' ewe w j.-..uuiwst imtMP
fr,;*., m one •** th* (*!#vi'*u round* <4
I ho'* Yf. USA* te dnil a u *nf
| i >4tU'f of lidtin arsllJi ihel tMtil or unto*