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( ESTABLISHED 1850. i
j J. 11. KBTILL, Editor and Proprietor.)
BUCKNER’S LIVELY BABY.
A. young recruit on the floor
OF THE CONVENTION.
Chairman Carlisle’s Speech Pointing
Out the Golden Opportunity Now
Before the Democracy of the Nation
—The People Looking to the Party to
Reform the Tariff Laws.
Louisville, May s.— The Democratic
State Convention continued in session until
a late hoar last night. After the nomina
tion of Governor, addresses were made by
Greene O. Smith, Lieut. Governor of In
diana, and Dr. E. D. Standford, of Louis
ville. After the speeches the band struck
up, and a number of ladies walked into the
convention. Behind them W'alked a nurse
bringing a handsome baby. One of the ladies
was Mrs. Buckner, and the baby was the
next Governor’s son and heir. The applause
was tremendous, and the baby was greeted
in a most enthusiastic manner. “Bring the
baby down here and let us see him,” shouted
some of the crowd.
Mr. Carlisle, on taking his seat as chair
man, said: “For the first time in a quarter
of a century the responsibilities of the gov
ernment are on the Democratic party, and
it must meet them in a spirit of brave and
unselfish patriotism. If it ever had preju
dices it must forget them. If it ever felt
the spirit of faction it must silence it. This
prescribes nobody, coerces nobody, but it
bases party organization on principles and
makes party action honest. This
is not an appropriate time or
place for an elaborate discussion of the
question, and I sludl not attempt it. That
will be done during the Progress of the can
vass, and I hope it may be m my power to
take an humble part in it, not as a candi
date for any office, directly or indirectly, at
the disposal of the people, but simply as a
Democrat profoundly convinced that the
best interests of the country will be pro
moted by the combined ascendancy of
Democratic principles and methods. [Aj>-
THE HOPE OF THE PEOPLE.
“I believe, gentlemen, that a large ma
jority of the people are now looking to the
Democratic party to protect them and their
property from the encroachments and spoli
ations of what is called a fraternal govern
ment on one side and from threatened de
predations of agrarianism on the other. It is
the. only practical organizaon that has helped
to promote the growth of the country daring
the whole century of the government’s
existence. It is the great conservative force
of the country, and it is stronger in num
ber to day than it ever was before, while its
purjwses are as patriotic and its political
fruits as sound as they were in the days of
Jefferson and Jackson. If the people can
not rely upon the strength and courage of
tlieir party for the protection of
their rights of person and property, and the
preservation of their political franchises,
where shall they look for safety?
“Can they trust the Republican party ?
That party has thoroughly demonstrated its
incapacity to govern a free people in times
of peace,'and it must go the way of its
Federal progenitors. [Loud applause.] Gen
tlemen, is it not a singular fact that a strong
feeling of sympathy should exist between
those who want a government and
those who want no government?
While one faction advocates governmental
interferences in all affaire of the jieople, an
other faction opposes this kind of govern
ment. The man who belives that it is the
right and duty of the government to take
the earnings of one citizen, by taxation or
otherwise, and give them to another, differs
very little from the man who denies the
right of property altogether. [Cheers and
“If the government may rightfully com
pel you by law to give any part of the pro
ceeds of your labor or your skill to another
man, why may it not, with equal right,
Compel you to give him your horse or your
land? The fact that this is done indirectly
ami under the guise of taxation does not in
the slightest affect the question of right or
wrong, but it greatly increases the danger
to the people because they are
less likely to detect and resist
spoliation when it is committed through
this iusiduous process, and if the government
may collect money by taxation and then ili
'“le it us bounty and; subsidy to individuals
or corporations engaged in particular indus
tries in order to make their private busi
ness profitable, why may it not collect it
and distribute it among particular classes of
people in order to equalize it and thus ac
wmpiish all that Socialism and Comtnun
®n are demanding?
BUT LITTLE DIFFERENCE.
"There is so little difference in the princi
ples and results between n fraternal govern
ment and mob government that it is not
"orth while to express a preference. We
must, oppose both or wo must abandon all
that our party has contended for and relin
Irish all it has hoped for. ”
n ßeferring to party lines he said: “The
Uemocratic party stands pledged in a most
solemn manner to revise the tariff and
lighten tile burdens of the people. Upon
bus pledge it elected a President in 1884, and
•is bound by every consideration of party
po.icy, of public interests, and of good faith
to the people to stand by that pledge.”
, Inferring to President Cleveland, he said:
the country will bo very fortunate if it
'an always secure the services of an exocu-
? v ® 80 thoroughly devoted to the real in
terests of the people and so just and im
partial in the execution of laws as the
Present one is.”
The convention resumed its session this
morning. Discussion on the resolutions uni l
Platform was at once taken up. Congross
ian Taulbee objected to the clause relating
•i 1 resident Cleveland's veto of the pension
'in. and there was a discussion between Mr.
nulls* and James McKenzie, the present
secretary of Ntuto. Mr. Taulbee was finally
it upon by the convention and the resoln
uon.s were adopted.
I he ticket was completed, as follows;
Lieutenant Governor—J. W. Bryan, of
Attorney General—W. U. Hardin, of Mer
—Gen. Lafayette Hewitt, of Har-
Treasurcr- Richard Tato, ,,r Franklvn.
.“Wntratat of Public Instruction—
*TJ • * of Fay otto county*
of Laud Oflico—Thomas Corbett,
t l'\! fill above, with tho exception of
yU'cnior and Lieutenant Governor, are
"1 !T? nt incumbents of the offices for
1 lu T "ere nominaled. The convtn
*’ iriri adjourned sine. ilir,.
Hauls in Canada.
hv. l ,!o AW ’ v ' Out., May A— Mr. Mulrock, n
!, 'il lll, ' nt member of Parliament and lead
p® i, ,r "'to citizen, bus introduced a bill in
....Jriinent embodying some of the provts-
BuseoiUnited States Intel state com-
MU,. The most important provision
iti'iouii discrimination in rates. It is sub
-lu, tr , y tho long aud short haul section of
’ united Rfairs law.
fljc illorning ffrto£.
MILLIONS IN IT
The Elyton Land Company Holds Its
Birmingham, Ala., May s ; —At the fif
teenth annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Elyton Land Company to-day the
following resolution was offered by Col. D.
S. Troy, of Montgomery, Ala., and unani
mously adopted pursuant to recommenda
tion of President H. 51. Caldwell, of this
city, in his annual report:
Resolved, That the directors be and are hereby
authorized to expend the sum of $1,000,000 in
the erection of a rolling mill and such other
manufacturing enterprises as in their judgment
may be expedient, the time and mode of invest
ment to be at the discretion of the directors.
The company’s new enterprise will all be
on the co-operative plan. All the profits
above a reasonable rate of interest on the
capital invested are to be divided annually
among the employes. The money will be
spent in the rolling mill, stove foundry, loco
motive works and buildings for other smaller
industries. The President’s report showed
that the company’s assets are $15,000,000,
and that last year’s sales amounted
to $4,800,000. The original invest
ment and capital stock were only
SIOO,OOO, During the past year $1,320,0(50
in cash dividends have been paid to stock
The 81oss Steel and Iron Company to-day
closed a contract for the erection in North
Birmingham of two 125-ton iron furnaces
to be located on property bought from the
Coalburg Coal ana Iron Company at North
Birmingham. The furnaces are to cost
$450,000. Five hundred coke ovens are also
to be erected.
- AN APPEAL TO THE CODE.
A Mexican Ball Room Scandal Follow
ed by Challenges.
St. Louis, May 5.—A special from the
City of Mexico says: “Senor Vereero
Armesto is the name of the Spanish Minis
ter who cuts such a prominent figure in the
prospective dual. He has been Minister to
slexico one year. Ho escorted sliss Bazaine
to a ball Saturday night and feels that lie
must fight to protect her good name. Senor
Noreiga, the offender, has determined to
lay the trouble before the Spanish govern
ment, and Is collecting material to
take to Madrid, with a view to have the
Minister recalled. Tho trouble at the ball
is only one of a series of grievances, Senor
Noriega’s friends claim. They cite particu
larly the Minister’s course in introducing
the bull fighter Mazzantini in Mexican so
cial circles and making him a social lion as
an imposition on Mexican hospitality. An
attempt is being made to have the Minister
expelled from the club. In the meantime the
Englishman Baron is impaiently awaiting
for Senor Noreiga to challenge, as he
slapped the Spaniard in the Casino ball
room when the latter accused him of undue
liberties with Miss Bazaine. Senor Noreiga
was on the reception committee, and his
caution to Mr. Baron about his style of
dancing is defended on the score of his offi
cial position. Sympathy is expressed for
51iss Bazaine on account of the notoriety
she has received from the affair.
All Business Along the Swolen
Streams at a Standstill.
Bangor, Me. , May s.—The water remains
very high. The bridge piers are being
slowly undermined. All the elevators which
are run by water or steam have been
shut flown The Maine Central railroad
officials think that they will be unable to
start a train for St. John under two weeks.
The wash outs at Costigan, Kingman and
Maltawamkeog continue to grow larger.
Houses are starting from their foundations
all along the river and thousands
of dollars worth of household
property has been washed away.
Piscataquis river rose twenty-five feet,
making the highways impassable. The new
woolen mill dam and the last of the great
Campbell dam at Sangerville have Deen
washed away, suspending mill operations
for a long time.
A car load of mail matter for provincial
Eastern Maine and Aroostook points which
was forwarded from here to Portland yes
to.ixlay to go to Enstport and St. John has
been returned, the steamer refusing to take
any but the most important letter mail.
Storehouses for the mail sacks will lie re
quired if the blockade continues much
FIVE NEGROES SHOT.
Four of the Number Dead and the
Other Badly Wounded.
Wilmington, N. C., May s.—This morn
ing six negro boys, 13 to 17 yearn old, were
at the wharf of the Wilmington compress,
preparing to go across Cape Fear river to
'shoot rice birds. One named Grant Blest,
had borrowed a double-barreled gun from a
negro man,which he savs had no caps on the
tubes and he did not know it was loaded.
While in the act of blowing out ono of the
tubes the hammer fell and one barrel was
discharged, killing instantly Edward Smith
and B. Fillyaw. Ben Conoly and Ed Fillya w
were also sliot and died soon after. Another
boy named George Best was wounded in
both arms, but it is likely he will recover.
Grant Best surrendered himself immediately
after the shooting and claims it was acci
dental, which is generally believed, as ono
of the wounded boys is his brother.
Memphis Fails to Put It in a Very Bab
Memphis, Tenn., May s.—The Interstate
Commerce Commission concluded its labors
to-day nfter hearing evidence from mer
chants of Memphis, Louisville, Lexington
and Little Rock to the effect that the en
forcement of the fourth section would lie
disastrous to commerce at the (shuts named.
The Louisville and Nashville. Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. Louis, and the Chesa
peake, Ohio and Southwestern roads were
grunted two weeks to file argument* in sup
port of their petition for a tenqinrary sus
pension of section four. Representatives of
river interests were in attendance and asked
leave to present their ease in writing, which
was granted. The opinion prevails that the
testimony taken here has not impressed the
commission adversely to section four.
Bayard and the Fisheries.
Washington. May s.—Secretary Bayard
is preparing a cogent and vigorous reply to
Lord Salisbury’s observations on Secretory
Bayard's projiosal about tlio flshoiWs. Ho
thinks he sues that the negotiations will re
sult in a permanent settlement of the ques
tions involved. It is what he is working for.
He wants to avoid the enforcement of the
retaliation act, which ho sees means war,
for which we are wholly unprepared.
Senator Colquitt arrived U>-da.y.
An Editor Convicted of Libel.
Quebec, May s.—ln the Criminal Court
to-day Editor McGuire, of the Mercury,
was sentenced to six months imprisonment
and S3OO lino for libeling Mayor Langclier
anil his brother. McGuire charged them
with having received a large sum of money
from a contractor for securing contracts in
CIVIL SERVICE CHANGES.
THE COMMISSION AMENDS FOUR
OF THE RULES.
The Principle of Compulsory Competi
tive Examination for Promotion to
bo Applied to the Classified Service -
Old Evils Still in Force Except in
Washington, slay 5. —Tho Civil Service
Commission to-day submitted to the Presi
dent certain proposed amendments of rules
4, (>, li> and 21 of tho rules for the regulation
and improvement of the axocutive civil
All of the proposed amendments were ap
proved and became at once effective. The
most important of tho amendments was the
Rule o.— Clause 2. And for the purpose
of establishing in the classified service the
principle of compulsory competitive exami
nation for promotion, there shall be,
so far as practicable and useful,
such examination of suitable character
to tost the fitness of persons for promotion
in the service, and the commission may
make regulations applying them to any
classified department, customs office or post
office under which regulations examina
tions for promotion shaii be conducted
and all promotions made, but until
the regulations made by the commission in
accordance herewith have been implied to a
classified department, customs office or post
office promotions therein may lie made upon
any test of fitness determined upon by the
promoting officer. And in any classified de
partment, customs office or post office in
which promotions are made under examina
tions as herein provided, the commission
may in special cases, if the exigencies of the
service require such action, provide non
competitive examinations for promotion.
the evil still in force.
In a letter to the President, transmitting
the amendment, the commission says: “Ex
cept in the customs district of New York
all the evils resulting from the promotion
system invoked when the civil service law
was enacted continue to exist. Indeed, that
system is still in force. Under it solicita
tion may secure advancement of stupidity
and laziness over intelligence and industry,
jiersonal partly confer favors ujsin unw<irthi
nessj prejudice retards the advancement of
merit and partisanship rewards or punishes
political action or opinion.”
■ THE FIRST APPLICATION.
To-morrow these regulations will be ap
plied to the War Department, and after
they have been tried in that department, if
found satisfactory to the commission, they
will be applied to the Treasury Department
and later to all of the other departments of
the government. The adoption of these
regulations is regarded as the most im
portant action that has been taken by the
commission since the civil service ink*
were adopted. Commissioner Oberly was
charged with their preparation and has de
voted much time and attention to the task.
TIRADES OF THE TIMES.
The House] Declines to Treat Them as
Breaches of Privilege.
London, slay s.— ln the House of Com
mons to-day, consideration of the question
of a breach of privilege in the TYmes-Dillon
case, was resumed. No member rising to
speak on motion of slr. Lewis that the con
duct of the Times was a breach, and that
the House take notice of it, the Speaker
put before the House the amendment of Sir
Edward Clarke, Solicitor General, that the
House decline to treat the Times publica
tion as a breach of privilege. The
Parnellites at once challenged a
division. This resulted in a vote of 297 in
favor of tho amendment to 219 against it.
The amendment thus lieeame u substantial
motion, and 51r. Braillaugh resumed the de
bate. Mr. Gladstone on using was cheered.
He moved an amendment that a committee
be appointed to inquire into the charge of
willful falsehood made against Mr. Dillon.
He objected to Lord Randolph Churchill’s
calling him the leader of tho party of sepa
ration. He perfectly understood why
Lord Randolph did not call it the party of
home rule. There was a future before
Lord Randolph in which home rule plans
might figure as convenient to his purpose.
[Cheers.] Turning to the question of privi
lege, lie said it was unfortunate that the
government proposed the present step
against an Irish member whue inflicting
upon the Irish people, by means of a per
manent coercion lull a brand of perpetual
dishonor. Why take the ease into a court of
law? Was it certain that Mr. Dillon would
get n verdict, whatever might be the proof,
in the case where Parliament declared the
charges against a member no breach of
GLADSTONE CORNERS THE GOVERNMENT.
Mr. Gladstone said the House was a per
fectly competent tribunal, indeed the only
competent one. The precedents were all on
the side of the appointment of a committee.
There wus the case of Mr. ' Butt, in 18!>i.
when it was held that an accusation that
members were hungry for pku*es to which
were attached salaries and pensions deserved
an inquiry. After citing a number of other
precedents, in all of which the charges were
less grave than those brought against Mr.
Dillon, he challenges the government
to establish a single precedent where
the prosecution had been ordered without
the House having previously condemned the
act on which the prosecution was based.
He uppenled to the government to alter their
determination, which otherwise might leud
to a crisis of most serious and momentous
importance. The Irish members who had
been maligned to an enormous extent asked
for a particular course, which the inability
refused, forgetting that they wen^Hiug
[Parnellite cheers.) The govt i IMWiiM
yet, on ground of reason, prudence and pre
cedent, accept his amendment, showing the
country that they hail determined at last
to give the Irish members full .justice—oven
indulgent juctice—seeing that their honor
mid character were at. stake. [Cheers.]
ANOTHER VIEW OK THE PRECEDENTS.
Sir Richard Webster, Attorney General,
admitted tiint Mr. Gladstone hail put the
issue in the clearest possible way, but the
opinion of the law ofilcoi s of the crown was
unshaken. An examination for precedent*
showed that there never w.is i\ case parallel
to the present, that there never watt a case
where the government directed a:i inquiry
into a charge where tho authorship v.-a>, ad
mitted and the party accused wf libel ex
prcased a willingness to justify. [Cheeers.]
Tho House had never dealt with
a charge of falsehood as a matter of fact in
which it should interfere. Not a single
case existed ill modern times in which a
similar libel U[k>u a irtomber of the House
had been treated us a breach of privilege.
If such a precedent should uuee lie estab
lished there would probably be. a broach of
privilege every W"ck.
He repudiated the insinuation that the
proposal of the government was collusion of
the grossest character. Although his name
hod been forma]tv associated with the pro
,o. .. Mu. ... :. rV: > cn a . ..'
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1887.
Sir Charles Russell and others to conduct
their cases. The Irish members themselves
could bo the chief witnesses, and they would
have a chance to nmke a statement upon
oath. It was idle to suggest that common
just ice would not lie done in n case of gross
libel. He appealed to the House to affirm
that the course proposed by- the government
was most honorable and adequate, and that
the court of law was the proper place in
which to deal with the charges.
SMALLNESS OF THE MAJORITY.
The majority on Sir Edward Clarke’s
amendment was small, because many of the
government's supporters bad not arrived,
believing that, the division would occur later.
The following Unionists voted with tho mi
nority: T. R. Buchanan, member for West
Edinburgh. Sir Thomas F. Grove, of the
Wilton division of Wiltshire, A. B, Winter -
botham, of tho Cereneestor division of
Gloucestershire, Christopher Talbot, Mid
Glamorianshire, and Sir Henry Vivian, of
Swansea. These members are now classed
by the government whips as Gladstoiiians.
John Bright was absent. Lord Hartington
voted with the majority.
ON TO BERLIN.
The Anti-German Feeling in Paris
Leads to a Sensational Story.
London, May 5. —Anti-German demon
strations continue to bo made in Paris. A
procession carrying a banner inscribed
“To Berlin,” marched to the palace of the
Elysee, the residence of Presi
dent Grevy, where it was dispersed by
police. Twelve of tho persons who took
part were arrested.
The Telegraph describes the anti-German
demonstration in Paris Tuesday as serious.
It says a mob in the neighborhood of tho
Eden theatre, where W.agnor’s Lohengrin
was l>eing performed, shouted: “A has rAI
lemgne” (Down with Germany), “Vive la
France,” “A Berlin” (On to Berlin), “A has
Bismarck” (Down with Bismarck), “Give
us back our clocks” (referring to Btrns
bourg.) Last evening tho demonstrations
were renewed. A mob composed of
students and gamins marched about
shouting. They halted in front of the
Army and Navy Club and there cried out:
“Vive l’armee Francois!” “Vivo Boulan
ger!” “A Berlin!” Another mob went to
tjie building occupied by the Russian Km
liassy, shouting: “Vive la France!” “Vive
la Russie!” ‘Wive l’alllance Russo-Fran
caise!” The leaden of this mob then pro
posed to their followers to march to the Ger
man Embassy. The mob proceeded in the
direction of the Place de la Concorde,
singing the air “Lampions,” to the words of
the song “ Nos Pendules", (our clocks) but
it was stoppl'd by the police and turned
away before reaching the German Embassy.
The mob then returned to the Place tie
l’Opera and there gradually' dispens'd. The
manager of the Eden Theatre hail decided
to suspend the perfi irmanoes of Lohengrin
and of other productione of Wagner.
THE STORY UNFOUNDED.
Paris, 51ay 5. — It is serui-oilicially an
nounced to-day' that the reports circulated
in London of an anti-German demonstra
tion yesterday in the Elysee here are with
out foundation. The only arrests made
were of those twelve persons taken into cus
tody iluriiig the evening for rioting in the
Place de l’Opera. No flag inscribed “To
Berlin” was seen in any place in Paris.
The government has decided to prosecute
the publishers of the paper La Ilrvunche for
publishing an article entitled, “Down with
Germany.” and calculated to arouse a war
like feeling among the French against Ger
many. The publishers have been summoned
to* appear before tho tribunal of justice
M. Lainoreaux, manager of the Eden
theatre, in announcing tho withdrawal of
“Lohengrin” writes that he produced the
work in tho interest of art, and the reception
accorded It by the French press and public
shows that the production mot with the ap
proval of all honest men.
Von MUNSTER’S RETURN.
51. Flourens, Minister for Foreign Af
fairs, gave a reception to-day. Among
those present was Count Von Munster, the
German Ambassador, who returned to Paris
after absence on a furlough. Count Von
Munster expressed pleasure at returning to
France. Ho said that he was convinced,
after the excitement over the Sohnaebeles
affair calmed down, that courteous relations
would continue to prevail between France
mid Germany. M. Flourens, replying, said
that pacific sentiments Had never
ceased to inspire the action of the French
Government during the entire controversy.
The government having learned that, the
Strasburg statue was to lie the rendezvous
for students, patriots and Bonapartists, had
strong guards of police stationed in the vi
cinity. Guurrls were also placed around the
German embassy, the outer portal of which
was kept closed, the attaches of the em
bassy having professed to feel alarm. The
prisoners are almost all youths under 2(J
years of age.
BewWa’s Court Troubles.
London, Way s.—The Pester Lloyd snya
the Servian court troubles arose from King
Milan paying marked attention to the hand
some wife of the Ambassador of another
State. The farts were magnified and mu
licious rumors taken ad van! age of by ex-
Prcinler Ristios, after an Interview with
whom Queen Natalie dscided to leave the
country. The matter has since been'ex
plained and the royal couple have become
Paris’ Exhibition to be Postponed.
Paris, May s. — lt is reported that in con
sequence of the refusal ‘of the European
jxiwers to take jMirl ill the Paris exhibition
the French government contemplate* post
poning the opening until lb'.xi, in order to
dissociate the exhibition from the celebra
tion of the hundredth anniversary of the
Berlin, Mov 5. —A Hamburg paper re
ports that complaints are being mado of the
failure of tin' system of government sub
sidies to the steamship companies. The Vul
can and North Gorman Lloyd Company
complain of great losses, the advantages ex
pected not having been gained.
Hebrews Slain by a Fanatic.
Odessa, May 5.—A Hussion fanatic ran
amuck I were today and stabbed six Jews,
killing two of thetn. Ho w.ut arrested in a
restaurant, where ho attacked and injured
a Jewish waiter. A mob of Jew* triod to
Vatican and Qulrlnul.
Rome, May s.—The Pope lias summoned
three Cardinals to confer with him upon the
question of n roeoncilitttioa with the Italian
government, and to arrange the conditions
ujhjii which the Vatican will consent to
A 8 team or Sunk.
London, May !i. —The steamer Asio, from
Barcelona for Marsoilies, has boon sunk in
collision with the French Transatlantic
Company’s stcamar Aja/'do, from Cette for
Algiers. Several jwsen.ters were drowned.
Grain Brokers Fail.
New York, April 5.-~Ckntthers & Cos.,
grain brokers, sus|>nded ttwlay. They
were heavy dealers and their liabilities are
probable hnavv, but no and dnite information
LIFELESS IN_A MINE.
ALL HOPE OF RESCUING THE MEN
Fifty Seventv-Flve Chinamen
Among Those Imprisoned -Heart-
Rending Scenes at the Mouth of the
Pit -Torrents of Water Being Poured
Below to Extinguish the Flames.
Nanaimo, B. C., 51ay 5. —All day yester
day gangs of men were engaged in strenu
ous efforts to subdue the flames in the No. 1
shaft of the Victoria Coal Company, where
tho explosion occurred on Tuesday night.
At 1 o’clock yesterday it was thought that
they had the fire under control. The Mer
riweather steam lire engine did good work
pumping water from the harbor down the
shaft, a hand lire engine having been taken
down the mine to fight the fire from the
level. It will lie impossible to make an at
tempt to get at the imprisoned men until
the (ire is subdued, for by doing so it would
drive the gas on to the fire and cause a
RESCUE ALMOST HOPELESS.
There is little hope of rescuing the men
alive, but an effort will be made ut the
first possible moment to reach the impris
oned miners. Over one-half of the injured
and imprisoned men leave wives anil fami
lies to mourn their untimely end. It is esti
mated that there are between fifty and
seventy-five Chinamen in the mine. Jules
Michael, one of the injured, stated that he
was sitting in his cabin at siipjier in tho No.
2 shaft when he felt the concussion. All
scrambled out. He became insensible.
(Inly one of his four companions was saved.
The dead bodies of tho otilers came up In
the cage with him.
Several of thorn> rescued hardly approeiale
tlieir miraculous escape, owing to the dazed
feeling which characterized all who mine
out from the deadly pit. Michael was only
fifteen yards from’the entrance to the shaft
when flic explosion occurred. Ho repre
sents it as something terrific. All became
darkness. All day yesterday gangs of men
were endeavoring to extinguish the flames
in the No. 1 shaft, anil the th e there is be
lieved to be under control. Fears are enter
tained of a second explosion of gas, which
might blow tho whole place up, anil old
miners say that such a result is possible. If
so the catastrophe would be the greatest re
corded in the history of coal mining.
NO HOPE OF RESCUE.
AH hope of rescuing any one in tho mini's
lias limn loug ago abandoned. It is thought
that all men can do is being done to reach
them. It was at first thought of cutting a
ditch to salt water so as to attempt to put
out tho fire in the No. 2 slinft by turning a
.stream of water into it, but the scheme was
abandoned. It would only flood the mine,
rendering it practically useless for a year,
and would banish Any nope there might be
of saving tho lives of the men.
Imagine the scene! The mines extend out
from the short* more than a mile beneath the
Wald's of Ahe harbor, and us one looks over
the placid waves ho cannot imagine that be
neath are imprisoned many dead fathers and
sons of eighty families of this little city.
Around tho shaft tho scenes are harrowing
in the extreme. As each cage comes up
anxious faoos look there for glad tidings that
never come, and the hope that there is a
prospect for seeing the dear ones who died
tAAho pttet of duty is soon dispelled.
THE FIRE ABATING.
Nanaimo, B. C., May 5 , 9 p. m.— -The fire
in the mines has considerably abated. A
dense volume of steam arises from the air
shaft, and until tho fire is completely sub
dued it will be impossible to enter the work
ings to ascertain whether the unfortunate
men shut in are living or dead. Fresh re
lays of working parties are being brought
from Wellingtons, and ships in the harlior
have also suppliro about sixty men, who
are working nobly.
A Doubly Fatal Encounter.
Jackson, Miss., Muy 5. — A fatal shoot
ing affray occurred on Capitol street to
night between Col. Jones 8. Hamilton,
lessee of the penitentiary, and R. I), (tain
brell, editor of the Sword and Shield of
this city- .Mr. Gainbrell was killed almost
instantly, having received several shots In
the head. Col. Hamilton is mortally
wounded, being shot through the body. The
cause of the unfortunate nlrair was an arti
cle in the Sword ami Shield a few days ago
severely criticising Col. Hamilton’s private
and punlic character. Col. Hamilton and
slr. uambrell were prominent citizens.
A Water Works Crib Tottering.
Chicago, May 5. —A statement is made
here that the “crib” in I-ako Michigan is in
a dangerous condition and liable at any
moment to collapse and cut off the city
water supply. The. foundations are excoeu
ingly shaky and an ordinary gale of wind
makes the structure rock like a cradle. It
is said that for reasons of policy the |inst
administration kept silent about its condi
tion, but large sums of money were annually
expended to brace the gradually weakening
foundations and keep the tottering pile in
Chicago. May 5. —The Western Export
Association has practically censed to ex
ist, although its organization is held intact.
Too many distilleries refused to come into
the p<x>l. They therefore decided to pay no
assessments, to pay no closed houses for the
coming month and reduce the price of
whisky from *1 Id per gallon to if <r>, de
creasing the income of the pool $12,000 por
day, or id,000,000 js*r year. They will now
run at a daily loss, claiming that the prim
fixed is below running cost.
A Railroad at Auction.
Cincinnati, 0., May s.—The Clint,taroi
railroad was sold to-day at the United Htate*
Court room in Covington, Ky., under an
order of sale from the United Htates Circuit
Court. It was bought by George C. Wood,
representing the purchasing committee or
the bondholders, for $440,000. The rood
runs fi-om Richardson to Ashland, Ky., ilfty
miles. It la understood that it is to become
a link in the Charleston, Cincinnati and
A Wife Murderer Sentenced.
Petersburg, Va., May S.—ln the Prince
George county Circuit Court to-day Judge
Hancock sentenced Holmes R. Puriear to lie
hanged July 15 next, for the murder of his
wife. Tho crime was committed in Din
widdle county two years ago. liy a change
of venue Puriear was tried in Prince George
county and convicted. The case was takim
to the Hupreme Court hut that tribunal af
firmed the judgment of tlio court iielow.
A Hank Cashier Arrested.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 6.—D. E.
Keith, Ciudiler of the Hank of Klkton, Dak.,
is under arrest there on a charge of robbery.
Tiie bank is dosed and its fixtures have been
attached for fax**.
Death of a Railroad President.
MEMPHIS, May 5.—F. M. White, for fif
teen v eal* President of the Mississippi and
WEST VIRGINIA'S SENATOR.
Judge Faulkner Elected by the Legis
Charleston, W. Va., May s.—The Sen
ate and Lower House met In joint assembly
at noon to-day, for the purpose of electing
a United States Senator. There were eighty
nine members present. Forty-five were ro
quired to elect. The vote was as follows:
C. J. Faulkner, Dem., 48: Flick, Rep., 81;
Barlvee, Greenback, 0; Camden, Dem., 1;
It. S. Brown, 1; Whittaker 2. Mr.
Faulkner was declared elected. Judge
Faulkner is a son of the late Charles J,
Faulkner, who represented Virginia and
West Virginia in Congress before the late
war mid served as Minister to Francs* under
the administration of Buchanan. The Sen
ator is by profession a lawyer and is Judge
of the Thirteenth circuit. He is considered
one of the ablest judges iu the State and is
The election of Judge Faulkner was pe
culiarly gratifying to Senator Camden's
friends. He lias been u life-long friend of
Mr. Camden and on the tariff, currency
and all other great questions of the day his
views and Mr. Camden’s accord. The vote
whicJi divided his election was east, by a
delegate from Mr. Camden’s home, Judge
Kellar, and the election was brought about
on on agreement entered into by Mr. Cam
den's friends last. year.
The State Unwilling- to Accept the
Richmond, Va., May s.—Tho Legislative
representatives on the debt commission to
day submitted a preliminary ro|Kirt to the
General Assembly of the progress of nego
tiations. Various conferences held devel
op'd the fact, that the council for the for
eign bondholders Influence a majority of the
consol and 10 per cent, bonds of Virginia,
and that any agreement made with their
commissioners will be accepted by the bond
holders, and thus forever settle the debt
No agreement has yet been arrived at,
because tlu* demands of the English commis
sioners were such that they could not
be considered, the amount required to
meet them licing greatly in excess of
the net revenues of the Btate, and the
committee felt compelled to make a for
mal declaration that, upon the basis de
manded by the English, it would l>o Im
proper for the present negotiations to pro
ceed further. The foreign representatives
asked for time to communicate by cubic
with their principals. This was granted,
and the commission adjourned until Katur
HOTEL PROPRIETORS OUT.
A Bill for a Dissolution of Partnership
Filed at Washington.
Washington, May 5.—F. Tenney and
W. H. Crosly to-day, through their attor
neys, filed a bill in equity against Dwight
Doolittle to dissol vo partnership and restrain
the defendant from interfering with the
management of the National hotel. The
complainants stated that they sold Mr. Doo
little a third interest in the hotel on his
representation that he had successfully
conducted a hotel in Norwich, Conn.
They clinrgo that soon after tho partner
ship commenced the defendant seriously
injured the business of tho hotel by his liail
conduct and impoliteness to guests. It is
also charged that he has involved tho firm
iu a lilioi suit through falsi* newspaper state
ments and hits misappropriated moneys and
falsified tho hotel books. Tho National
Hotel is one of the largest and bent known
public houses iu the city. It is a favorite
stopping place for Congressmen, especially
those from the South.
EUNB OF THE RACERS.
Mutuals Pay $622 25 on the First
Event at Ivy City.
Washington, May s.—The National
Jockey Club events were:
First Race— Six furlong. Patroeles won,
with Anarch second and Pasha third. Time 1:1(5
Mutuals paid B<i22 25, only one ticket being sold.
Second Race— Army and navy stakes; all
age*; selling race; one mile. Adonis won, with
Telle Doe second and Lalltte third. Time 1:48.
The winner was bought in for $1,700.
Tuibo Race— Brentwood stakes for 8-year
olds; flvo furlongs. Omaha won, with Tonlquo
second and Kalvini third. Time 1:08.
Fourth Race Handicap sweepstakes; mile
and an eighth. Ten Strike won, with Enigma
second and Bonanza third. Time ]
Fifth Race —One mile; for 8-year-olds and up
ward ; selling race. Belmont won. with (Jlendon
second and Frankie B. third. Time 1:44. Mu
tuals paid $O4 10. 8
Lexington, Ky., May s. — To-Jay’s races
here were as follows:
First Race- Six furlongs. Wary won, with
Relax second and Bandbox third. Time l;80.
Second Raci; tme mile and a quarter. Li
bretto won. with lien Olocho second and Pearl
third. Time 2:81.
Third Race -One mile and seventy yards.
ICntght of Kllerslio won, with Osceola second
and Wnhoo third. Time 1:52.
Fourth Race Half mile. Hattie B. won,
witli Ocean second and Julia Johnson third.
Ho Justifies Jud<?e Willis In Commit
ting' Him for Contempt.
Columbus. <>a., May 3.— Judge Willis
has issued orders to tho Sheriff of Marion
county for the release of J. B. McCorkle, a
lawyer of Americas, who was sentenced
last, week to twenty day* in jail and flncil
saoo for contempt of court. Judge Willis
in no way acknowledges that lie acted
wrongly and Mr. McCorkle is only released
at the urgent requests of his friends. Mr.
McCorkle has admitted in a letter that
Judge Willis was not as severe as the cir
cumstances Justified, and says he would not
have acted as he did except that he was suf
fering with fever.
CHINATOWN CONSUMED. *
One of tho Famous Sectlone of San Jose
Swept by Flames.
San Jose, Cal., May f>. —The Chinese
jxirtioii of this city wua destroyed by fire
yesterday afternoon. The loss is $75,000.
Tho insurance is $-10,000.
ONLY A WOOD EIRE.
Benson, A. TANARUS., May 5. —The following
telegram has just been'received from Fort
Hunchucu: “A jairty just returned from the
Whetstone mountains report tliut the sup
p**ied volcano there has turned out to be a
wood fire started by Mexicans.”
Louisville, May s.— The Southern Bap
tist Convention liogins its session here to
morrow. A thousand delegates are exjiect
ed, many of whom have already arrived.
Among those ore some of the most distin
guished divines of the Baptist denomina
A Murderer Hanged.
New York, May s. —Peter Hinitli, the
condemned murderer of John Hunan, a
night watchman, was Imaged here at 7
o'clock this morning. He had nothing to
j ray ami no requests to make. His death
j PRICE 810 A YEAR.)
1 5 CENTS A COPY.f
GIJAYMAS IN THE SHOCK.
THE ESCAPE FROM LOSS OF LIFB
Hundreds of People Rush Into tha
Streets Just In Time to Escape Being
Crushed to Death Beneath Their
Tumbling Dwellings The Smoka
Seen Not From a Volcano.
El, Paso, Tex., May s.—Besides the
heavy shook at :i: 15 o’clock Tuesday even
ing, tlicro is ample testimony that at least
four other shocks have been felt; one aliout
11 o'clock Tuesday morning, and one about
5 o’clock Tuesday evening. One at G: 10
o’clock lost evening was felt very distinctly
by persons on the second floor of buildings,
and gas tlxturi** and other movable thingi
were sron to sway. The slioek seemed to be
of four or five seconds duration. Many per
sons soy there was also a shock between 8
anil 9 o’clock Tuesday night.
“Tho shix'k Tuesday afternoon was a
heavy one,” said Uniteil States Signal Offi
cer Twaddle. “It would have been called
heavy even on the Pacific coast, where light
shocks are frequent. Such shocks as that
experienced here Tuesday are not felt on
the Pacific coast oftener than once in IIN
teen or twenty years.” Tho general opinion
seems to be that the shock will load to the
erection of more sulistantial buildings and
perhaps prevent the eonstrtmtion of build
ings over two stories high.
IN ACTIVE OPERATION.
Tucson, Ari., May s.—lt is believed
that a volcano is in active ojieration in Ran
Jose mountains, on the border of SonoraJ
M"xieo,alsiut seventy-five miles southwest of
here. Yesterday afternoon a black, curling
smoke was plainly visible, and all last nighi
fires were intermittent, bursting into
bright light and then apjiorentTy dying
down, oiuy to burst out again. The true
state of affairs is not known here yet. From,
a private telegram from Fort Huachuca this,
morning it was learned that Gen. Forsyth,,
commanding that i>ost, would head an in
Albuquerque, N. M., May s.—This place,
seems to have been on the extremes north
cast. extremity of the earthquake, which,
hail nearly spent its force lielore reaching
here. The shocks at Haliinnl, about forty
miles south of here, were more severe than
here. Two tremors were felt, both moving
in a northeasterly direction. Tiie first, oc
curred at il o’clock Tuesday evening, pro
ducing a iSlight oscillation. Then came a
pause of nearly a minute, during which an
omnious “something” in the atmosphere
added n sensation of suffocation to the fi
ing of awful suspense. This was broken
a terrible vibration which created the
most consternation. Si
NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. jS;
People rushed into tho streets, in
castu only in time to escape w ith their
from tottering buildings. Habinal is onJflj
the relics of New Mexican antiquity,
the dwellings of the natives were so i\ aMj
cncd by age as to full an cosy prey to B
earthquake. A number of them were IcrvJH*
to tho ground and the ilnmage,although not
great in the vuluo of the buildings
and household goods destroyed, wul
prove a serious loss to the noor families
whose homes were ruined. The Board of
County Coinrnissionci’s were in session at
the time of the shock. Tho officers and
county fathers did not take time to go out of
the building by the door, but got out
through the windows. Hheriff Russell was
one of the few who startl'd to go out by the
door, but, was so affectedTvy the shock that
ho required assistance or he would have
A MILITARY MUDDLE.
An Atlanta Editor Out With the Oat*
Atlanta, May s.—Yesterday Secretary
E. B. Wilson of the Gate City
Guard addressed a letter to Charles
Atwood, manager of tho Evening
Capitol, requesting him to surrender hitl
certificate of honorary membership in the
Guard because bin piusT had shown hostility
to the company. Mr. Atwood print**! the
letter and replied to it at length, bitterly
denouncing Capt. Burke as a coward, and
stating that lie (Burke) cx|>octed to make
thousands of dollars out of the trip of the
Gate City Guard to Europe, and also re
flecting seriously on the character of Sec re-'
tary Wilson, lie refus'd to give up the
certificate, because he claimed that Messrs.
Burke and Wilson, and not the company,
CHALLENGED TO EIGHT.
.Mr. Wilson met Mr. Atwood on Alabama
street this piorning and denounced him in
the bitterest manner, calling him a thief
and n coward and daring him to fight. Mr.
Atwood fail'd to resent tile insult nrid
wulkisl away. To-night the Gate City
Guard held a meeting and adopted a series
of resolutions denouncing Jfr. Atwood’s
cliarges against Capt. Burke and Sec
retary Wilson as wilful and ma
licious lies, and branding Mr. Mr
wood as a liar and slanderer. The
resolutions affirm that, Secretary Wilßon re
quested Mr. Atwood’s certificate of mem-
I xTxhip in oiiedience to a resolution adopted
by the conipony and re-demand the certirt
cate. Tiiey also emiiody printed notice#
clipped from the Capitol showing that pa
per's fiings at the Gate City Guard from
time to time. There will lie no bloodshed.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL CITY.
Gov. Gordon Honors South Carolina’s
Requisition for McNally.
Atlanta, Ga., May s.—Last night tho
Governor issued an executive warrant for
McNally’s arrest under the South Carolina
requisition on the ground of grave doubt as
to the seriousness of the prosecution against
him in Augusta, and tho failure or Mc-
Nally or his counsel to appear here yeater
ilay and make a showing or ask for a con
tinuance of the hearing. A warrant was
forwarded to the Sheriff of Richmond
county, with instruction* to hold McNally
till further orders. McNally was arrested
toslay. McNally has been notified that he
can have a hearing here next Monday as to
u susjtension of tho warrant.
The application for a requisition for John
Chastain, charged with murder in ThorruM
county and now under arrest in Kingstree,
8. C., was received to-day, und a requisition
was issued. This explains the dispatch re
ceived from Bheriff Hurst yesterday, asking
that the requisition be forwarded at once.
In the United States Circuit Court to-day
Hiram D. Herring, of Gwinnett county,
convicted of breaking into a registered dfs.
tillory, was sentenced to eighteen months in
the Alban v penitentiary and to pay a lineal
Hwainsboro, Ga., May s.—Weleom Can
ady, a farmer living near this place, had
his barn, together with his corn, etc., and
one horse burned this week. The ftre is
supposed to have been tho work of an in
At our last Superior Coart Judge Hine*
dis|K wit of over 100 coses during the week.
The high hopes of our people in the Savan
nah and Dublin “Air” Line have aboul
vanished. The frnit crop will be short in
tlita connt v.