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j ESTABLISHED I*so. ) )J. H. ESTILL, Editor and Froprifltor. j REALTY WEALTH'S BASIS. SPECULATION IN DIRT PUTS THE COUNTRY ON A BOOM. Enormous Increase in Business Reported at Many Western Points— Figures Showing a Large Increase in Clearings at Various Points—Fail ures not at all Numerous. New York, May 6.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s review of trade for the week ending Satur day, May 7, says: The feature of the busi ness reports for the past week Is the enormous increase reported at many West ern points. In that section the interstate art. though checking trade at some import ant points, seems to have produced a feel er of extraordinary confidence in a much larger number of towns. Other causes, particularly speculation in real estate, and activity in building contribute to swell transactions surprisingly. CLEARING INCREASES. At Cincinnati the clearings show an in erease of 32 tier cent, over last year, at St. Louis 16 per cent, and at Chicago 14, but St Paul and San Francisco report gains of 43per cent., Memphis, St. Joseph and Peo riagains exceeding 50 pr cent., Indianapo lis and Denver gains or nearly 80 per cent., Omaha a gain of 102 per cent., and Wichita, Kas., a gain of 102 per cent. Apart from land trading and new building other business has been remarkably active throughout that region. DULLNESS AT ATLANTA. The supply of money seems ei*ry where About Atlanta dullness is reported and at Memphis the activity noted is mainly in real estate and building. The Eastern cities, however, do not find corresponding improvement in trade. The dry goods market is quiet, although prices are well maintained. In the grocery trade there is much com plaint of dullness. The reports of the railroads for April so far show an average increase of 17 per cent, in the grass earning!? over last year. OfEAN FREIGHTS. Ocean freights are 1 l-2d. to Liverpool, with little chartering. These figures do not indicate great activity of movement as yet, hut wheat exporting is chocked by a corner in near options, which has advanced prices 31-2 e., with sales of *59,000,000 bushels here and one considerable failure. Cotton futures for June ore also cornered and have advanced a quarter. The sales of actual and imaginary cotton have reached 868,000 bales. It is significant that, with money largely increasing in volume and abundance, iron grows weaker. Bessemer iron is 50c. to 75c. lower at Pittsburg. BAR SOLD AT TWO CENTS. Sales of bar at 2c. are not unusual at Philadelphia, and there are reports of large eiles of pig at a concession, while some rail mills are open for orders at 838. Already 967 miles of railroad have been completed, against 652 to date last year, and new secu rities are offered iu great variety and large amounts. The business failures throughout the country during the last seven days num ber for the United States 153 and for Canada 29, or a total of 182 as compared with a total of 191 last week, and 192 for the correspond ing week of last year. HAWAII’S QUEEN. Her Visit to Washington a Round of Festivities. Washington, May 6. — Queen Kapiolani is going through a round of festivity that fills up her time pretty thoroughly, and she is the recipient of much attention, both offi cial and social. Yesterday she attended the Jockey Club races, the circus, and received a large number or prominent callers. To day she went to Mount Vernon on the United States steamer Dispatch. When she arrived at the navy yard she was greeted with a salute of 51 guns. To-night she dined "'ith the President and Mrs. Cleveland at the White House. THE DECORATIONS. The White House was profusely aud beau tifully decorated for the occasion with palms, potted plants and flowers. Among the guests outside of the royal party wore t hief Justice and Mrs. Waite, the Ha waiian Minister and Min. Carter. Secretary Bayard, Secretaries Fairchild, Endicott and Whit ney, and Postmaster Genera! Vilas, with their wives, the Haytian Minister, Gen. and Mi'S. Sheridan, George Bancroft and the chairman ot' the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Secretary Lamar was prevented from being present by illness. SUSPENDING SECTION FOUR. The New York Central Road Asks to be Relieved of Its Operation. Washington, May 6.—The Interstate Commerce Commission has received appli cation from the New York Central and its Western connections to be relieved from the action of section four of the interstate act 88 ho permit competition with the Pennsylvania Central roait and its atfilinted lines for traffic between a number of points named in the East and West. Up to this h , m ® forty-four railroad companies have liled with the Interstate Commission formal petitions asking to be relieved from section lour. Probably as many more have been received and returned for further informa tion. A much larger number has been re ceived from trade organizations, private cor porations and individuals protesting against the suspension of section four in particular cases. BAD MANAGEMENT IN A BANK. The Cashier’s Loose Methods Result in a Serious Shortage. Joliet, 111., May n. —Funds of the Will County National Bank amounting to from 8i5,000 to 8100,000 are missing. The officials of the concern admit that there is a big shortage, but say that it was caused by ' ashier Knowlton's bad financial manage ment. and his methods of handling the iinnix of the old Will County Savings Rank. The latter was a private concern, nut, Mr. Knowlton was manager, and both hanks were until recently in the same building. The casliior lias resigned na is now in Canada with his wife, but „P‘:- P. Phelps, a brother of the Ameri can Minister to England, who is his counsel, icniesi that ho is a defaulter, and states that u'dvin Knowlton, his father, has made ar rangements to mako good t he shortage. A Barber Killed. fctPASO,T™., May (s.—Elgar Boulingny, p I , ol * Orleans, recently a resident of the c Ry of Mexico, shot and killed a negro bar n, uned Alfred JKenanl hero yesterday. ... F hud quarrelled over what Boulingny iJ.'.i I *, nn exhorbitant charge for the U'lier s services. On the street a little later picked up a stone nr.d threw it at l : j ngiiy, who fired at him as thestone left T* Boulingny, who is a member of r>rn<ii *'k <> oldest and lv,t known creole i, ,*?°f New Orleans, was arrested and 'K'd in jail. His father was a member of Congress and Judge. 21) c JUotlting ffetosS. FINANCIAL INTEGRITY. A Fortune Left in Another Man’s Care Returned With Interest. New Haven, May 6.—The Register to night prints a remarkable story of the finan cial integrity of a Southern capitalist which stands without a parellel in commercial his tory. The names of the principals are with held, but the eminent respectability of the counsel in the case, ex-Judge Luzon B. Mor ris, is sufficient guarantee of its truth. The Register says that at the beginning of the war a wealthy Southern grocer, who had recently taken his young bookkeeper into partnership, fearing that his property would be confiscated, decided to go North. He told the bookkeeper to use the property, Valued at #400,000 as he thought best, and that ho (the merchant) would rely upon the book keeper’s honor for a settlement in the future. The merchant then came North and settled in New Haven. GETTING BACK HIS PROPERTY. Six years ago wondering what had be come of his estate, the merchant placed the matter in the hands of Judge Morris, with instructions to investigate and collect if there was anything to collect. After some correspondence with the bookkeeper, the latter forwarded an acknowledgement of the claim and inventory showing his in debtedness to his former employer to bo $048,000 and expressed his desire so return the property, but reguested time to perfect this arrangement. He began remitting sev eral years ago, and last week forwarded the last payment with interest. Judge Morris declines to give details further than that his client is a millionaire and that the Southern gentleman is a wealthy banker. A MILITARY EXECUTION. Mexico’s Three Condemned Soldiers Shot at Sunrise. Chicago, May 6. —A special from Guay mas, Mex., says: “At sunrise yesterday the judgment of the courtmartial in the cases of Col. Arvizu, Lieut. Guiterez and Louis Rencon was executed. The trio faced death bravely, nil refusing at first to have their eyes bandaged, but finally, on appeal of (jol Yarrnti, the men allowed themselves to lie blindfolded. A volley was then fired on the condemned men, and the examining surgeon a few minutes later pronounced all of them dead. THEIR OFFENSE. “These were the persons whe created the trouble on the American side of the line some weeks ago. They brought a squad of soldiers to the American side and attempted to release a man from local officers who was not under arrest but whom the officers were taking charge of to keep hhn out of trouble. The three condemned men were held in jail at Nogales for sometime, but a sufficient number of army officers could not reach there to try the case. Tiie men wore brought here and a sufficient number secured and the triul began, result ing as stated. Col. Arvizu had been a prominent man in Mexican military and political circles, but much inclined to dissi pation. He was a fine looking man, tall and erect, with a graceful figure and hand some face.” SOUTHERN BAPTISTS. Opening of the Annual Convention at Louisville. Louisville, Ky., May 6.—The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest religious body in the South, assembled in the Broad way church at 10 o’clock this morn ing. It is composed of delegates from mis sionary societies and churches of the Baptist denomination in various parts of the United States, each delegate representing SIOO re ceived by the treasurers of the boards on or before the last day of April in the current year. The principal object of the conven tion is to promote foreign and domestic mis sions, but other important matters will also receive consideration. The denominational body has grown so large that an effort will be made at this session to increase the ratio of representation to SSOO for each delegate. The convention was called to order by Rev. P. H. Mell, of Georgia. Theylelegates from each State held a preliminary meeting, and pending reports of last year’s committees the time was spent in listening to talks from varioui ministers. THE address of welcome. Prof. M. B. Almond, of Louisville, then delivered an appropriate address of wel come, ending with a happy conceived original poem. A response was made by Itev. W. Haw thorne, of Georgia, after which an organ ization was effected as follows: President, Rev. P. H. Mell of Georgia; First Vice President, T. B. Ely of Missouri; Second Vice President, J. A. Hoyt of South Caro lina ; Thin! Vice President, J. Haroldson of Alabama; Fourth Vice President, W. E. Hatcher of Virginia; Lansing Burrows, of Georgia, and O. F. Gregory, of Maryland, Secretaries. The lady delegates to the Woman’s Mis sionary meeting from various States in the Southern Baptist church also assembled and heard reports showing the condition of af faire in eacli State. The afternoon and evening sessions were devoted to reading a long report of the Committee on Foreign Missions. Rev. W. H. Cooper, of Georgia, gave a short address on the benefit to be derived from the convention. The convention will be in session seven day's. CORNEILSON LET OUT. A Magistrate Issues a Writ of Habeas Corpus on Law Points. Louisville, Ky., May 6.—John J. Cor neilson, who assaulted and cowhided Judge Reid, causing him to commit suicide, and who was sentenced to jail for three years, has been released on a writ of habeas corpus by Magistrate Bueffer. The affai r has created x sensation. Magistrate Bueffer decided that the common law of England and Vir ginia. upon which the imprisonment of Corneilson was predicated, does not enter Into the statutes of Kentucky, and .that con sequently the imprisonment was illegal Ivnvycrs say Magistrate Sneffer has placed himself in contempt of the Court of Ap peals. Corneilson is on the street to-day. Ridenour Must be Retried. Winchester, Va., May (s.—Judge Clark to-day set aside the verdict of murder in the first "degi> in the Ridenour case and granted the prisoner anew trial. The grounds for this action was the separation of the jury during the trial. The Judge did not pass upon any of the other Questions raised by the motion for anew trial. Com monwealth Attorney Byrd moved for a change of veltu, but the motion was denied. The case was set for hearing on May 23. Washington's Rifle Range. Washington, May 6.—At the request of the Executive Committee of the National Drill. Gen. Hheridon lias detailed Gil. 8. E, Blount, of his staff, to take eliargeof the rifle competition during the drill. The competition will lie opcq to any regularly enlisted man or any commissioned officer of the volunteer militia, anil prizes will be offered consisting of gold, silver and bronze medals. About 100 entries have been made. SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1887. DECLARED NOT A BREACH GLADSTONE’S MOTION LOST BY A VOTE OF 317 TO 233. Conservative Price Raises a Derisive Parnellite Laugh by Proposing a Royal Commission to Inquire Into All of the Charges Against the Irish Members Sh- Henry Janies Prom ises Fair Play in a Law Court. London, May ().—lt is stated that Sir. Parnell has consented to include the Times letter among the other charges to be con sidered in committee. George Price (Conservative), resuming the debate in the House of Commons this even ing on Mr. Gladstone’s motion to appoint a committee to inquire into the Times' charges against Mr. Dillon, suggested, amid derisive Parnellite laughter, that a royal commission be appointed to inquire into all of the charges against the Parnellites. He said he made the suggestion on his own responsi bility. He asked the Irish members on this day above all others, the anniversary of the Phoenix Park murders, not to throw any obstacle in the way of an impartial inquiry. A FAIR TRIAL FROMISED. Sir Henry James regretted that responsi ble speakers among the Liberals had as serted that the administration of justice in England was defective, and that it was im probable that a fair trial could be obtained on the issues involved in this controversy. He asked what single instance could be given to prove this scandalous assertion. He defied Sir Charles Russell to point out a single case in support of such a statement. If the English com mitteemen were just, why not jurymen in a law court. If the proposal of the opposi tion should be carried out it would imply that a member of the House who had been attacked in a newspaper need only come before the House and demand that the pub lisher be convicted of a breach of privilege. If the members had any regard for their reputation the courts of law were open to assist them to vindicate their character and punish the libelous offender. ERIN NOT BEGGING FAVORS. Mr. Healy said that every possible ques tion seemed worthy of inquiry by the House except a question effecting the char acter of its members. The Parnellites did not care whether they got this inquiry or not. The Parnellites challenged the Tories to combat once on this question; they would stand upon no technical references, but would meet any charges brought ugainst them. From the discussion of tne majority of the House the Parnellites would appeal to the people outside. The Irish people never sent them there to beg a favor, but to de mand rights. In spite of all obstacles they would, in time, obtain their rights. Maj. Baundei'son said he did not wonder that Mr. Gladstone tried to whitewash his Irish friends who were now supplying his policy. Why, lie asked, should the House appoint a committee to inquire into charges sustained by such proof as the Times offered? He challenged Mr. Dillon to dis prove the Times' evidence. THROUGH EXCHANGING EPITHETS. Mr. Dillon—l have offered to enter into the charges before committee. I shall no longer exchange the lies with members of the House over them. Mr Saunderson said a committee limited in the way Mr. Gladstone proposed could only deal w r ith one charge, aud its decision would be practically worthless upon a gen eral accusation. The only way to obtain a full inquiry was trial in court, embracing all the charges. [Hear!] Mr. Henry Fowler, member for East Wolverhampton, said he must decline to be lieve that English juries wore infallible. He reminded the House as a typical instance of the gross injustice done Lord Cochran. Was a special jury drawn from London traders, he asked, better qualified to deal with the question than a committee of members of the House? The Parnellites did not desire to limit the inquiry. He had a telegram from Mr. Par nell saying that he was quite willing to stand an inquiry so as to include the forged letter in the Times. Mr. Gladstone’s motion was rejected by a vote of 317 to 233, and Sir Edward Clark’s motion that the house decline to treat the publication as a breach of privilege was agreed to. GOSCHEN DEFENDS SMITH. Mr. Goscheu warmly defended Mr. Smith against tlie attack of the Parnellites. Ho expressed regret that Mr. Gladstone had not lieen present to hear the style of oratory indulged in. While Mr. Goschen was speaking Mr. Gladstone entered the House. Mr. Goschen, continuing, said he doubted if there was any precedent analogous to the present case. Those quoted wore cases in which there had been no other way open to the persons aggrieved. The accu sation that the government was indifferent to the honor of the House was undeserved. They ought not to hastily hamper the freedom of tne press. If the House took charge of its members the House would need permanent committees for this purpose. The Times, he continued, might consider itself slandered bv the Par ncllites. The proper tribunal to decide was a court of law. Mr. Gladstone in this case appeared to bo disposed to appeal to tho classes in preference to the masses. NO PARALLEL IN THE CASES. Mr. Dillon denied that there was any par allel between the case of the Times and that of United Ireland. The Times hail made charges for years, but he had not thought it, his mity to repudiate them until they had been repeated in Parliament. Ho was act ing solely in the interest of the House. Ho did not care for his own leputation except in Ids own country, where it was unassail able. They were willing that the committee should inquire into any definite charge which t.he Times had made. Further, they believed that they could find clues which would lead to the forger of the letters. Rir William Vernon Hareourt said he was sure the country would regard Mr. Dil lon’s appeal as a serious matter. lie main tnined that experience had showed the futility of political prosecution. Mr. Smith said the government had the strongest desire for an impartial inquiry under the authority of the House, but they were prepared to resist reference of the mat ter to a committee of partisans. Mr. Morley, on behalf of Mr. Gladstone, said the Liberals fully accepted the exten sion of the inquiry which Mr. Dillon had suggested. [Panieilite cheers. ] Sir. Parnell is expected to be present in tho House on Monday. CLOTURE TO BE APPLIED. It is stated that the government, in order to hasten the progress of the crimes hill, in tend* to apply the cloture rule in tho House after a very brief discussion, except in case of important amendments. THE TIMES REJOICES. London, Muv 7, 5 a. m.— The Times says it rejoices that Parliament Was not ensnared into establishing anew precedent hi- the ap pointment of a committee to hear the Dillon case. The committee would have been en gaged in what lawyers call a fishing in quiry. Its action would not have bound the Parnellites in any respect and would have left open to them all the remedies they now shirk, but to which some of them might resort. “Tho strongest thing we said against Mr. Glad stone,” continues the Times, “was that he was truckling to sedition. This was n politi cal criticism on him which might well be used. We are not surprised that his lawyer did not consider that there was any reason able ground for action ” CONSTABLES FROM ERIN. New York, May C. —Among the steerage passengers of the Aurnnia, which arrived this afternoon, were thirteen ex-members of tho Royal Irish Constabulary, who resigned their positions about two weeks ago, in order to escape tho duty of assisting at the evic tion of unfortunate families. NIHILISM’S FANATICS. The Prisoners Stick to Their Faith in the Face of Death. St. Petersburg, May (s.—lt is reported that tho Czar has decided that the sen tences of death pronounced against tho Nihilists convicted of complicity in the re cent attempt to assassinate him shall he commuted for imprisonment for life at hard labor, except for those condemned. One of tlie condemned said that he and his accom plices acted from a firm conviction that what they sought to do was their duty to perform. Another of tlie prisoners is n young student. He had just finished his studies with brilliant success, having taken the gold medal of the university which graduated him. The youth was so ardent in tlie cause of Nihilism that he sold his gold graduation medal to obtain funds to enable an accomplice to leave the empire when the assassination was accomplished. NO WEAKENING. All the prisoners pleaded guilty, and every one refused, under threat or promise, to betray any accomplice. Tho evidence adduced at the trial indicated the existence of four widely ramifying Nihilist organiza tions, having head centres atHt. Petersburg, Kief, Vilna and in Siberia. One of the wit nesses placed on the stand during the trial was a woman. She boldly admitted she was the wife of one of the accused men. although she said she had never been joined in wed lock to him by “unnecessary religioul for malities.” She was at once, on this admis sion, arrested and conducted to prison. The Czarina has donated 190.000 roubles to Gen. Grosser, Prelect of St. Petersburg, in recognition of his services in frustrating the recent plot against the Czar's life, and the Czar has granted him a pension of (5,000 roubles as a reward for his services in arresting Nihilis-ts. EASTERN EUROPE’S ALARM. Serious Disorders Reported to Have Occurred at Jassy. Bucharest, May <5. —It is reported here that disorders of an alarming nature have occurred at Jassy, and that a number of arrests have been made. KHYBER PASS NOT CLOSED. London, May 6.—ln the House of Lords this evening Viscount Cross. Secretary of State for India, announced tnat Ixonl Duf ferin, Viceroy of India, did not confirm the report that Khyber pass had lieen closed by the rebels. The Viscount added that the government had no reason to believe that the forces of the Ameer of Afghanistan had been defeated. FOMENTING A REBELLION. It is rumored from St. Petersburg that Dhuleep Singh is arranging with the Rus sian war pally to raise a rebellion on the Afghan frontier with a view of inducing Russia to interfere. It is said that Dhuleep will see the Cznr to-morrow. He is accom pnnied by Soocheit Singh, an avowed enemy of England. COMMUNICATION CUT OFF. Odessa, May (5. —It is reported from Merv that the Afghan rebels nave severed nil communication between Herat and Cabul and Calcutta. CRETE QUIETING DOWN. Constantinople, May *s.—The threat ened insurrection by the Greek population of Crete against the Porte’s authority has quieted down, and the French and English men-of-war sent to the harbor to be present in case of war are departing. PARISIAN MOBS. A Thousand People in the Crowd Marching on the Embassy. London, May O.—A Paris dispatch says: Wednesday night a crowd numbering about 1,00*) persons marched down Rue Royale, shouting “A Berlin.” The mob moved rap idly across the Place do la Concorde, evi dently intending to roach the German Embas sy. Police charged upon and dispersed tho crowd, which soon reformed, however, ami started for the Elysee. Another charge was made by police, and the mob scattered in all directions. M. Lftinoui-enx had sold 200,000 francs worth of tickets for ten performances of “Lohengrin.” Notice has lieen posted at the theatre announcing that tlie money will be returned. FRANCE’S ALLIANCES. Parts, May 6.—7> Petris states that France has concluded a defensive alliance with certain other powers, and that hence forth France will not be alone iu the event of aggression against her. The statement of Le Raris that France lias concluded an alliance witli other powers is intei-pretaxi as meaning that tho Czar re fuses to re-enter tho triple alliance, and has promised to help Franco if tho latter should bo attacked. Spain’s Revolutionists. Madrid. May *i. —A quantity of dyna mite has been found in the luggage of a stranger who died in a hotel in this city. Gen. Villii ainpa, leader of the military re volt here lost September, is dying in prison. Germany’s Military Credits. Berlin, May 6.—The military credits pasmxl tho second reading to-du vin the Reichstag by a large majority, the Socialists a louu opposing. A Novelist Dead. London, Mai- 6.—James Grant, the nov elist, is dead, lie was *54 years of age. One Hundrod House:? Burned. London, May <!.-—One hundred houses were destroyed by fire in Eperies, Hungary, yesterday. FERTILIZER WORKS BURNED. Bartimork. Mav 7, 2 a. m.— 'Tho ferti lizer works of M. Dorsey, at Highland, a town near the eastern limits of fills city, was burned shortly before 1 o'clock this morning. The loss on buildings aud stock is SIOO,OOO. They are insured for about one-half their value. Davis Replies to Wolseley, New Orleans, May *s.—Hon. Jefferson Davis has written a review of Geft. Woiso ley’s life of Gen. Lee. Mr. Davis tftkei ex ception to many of the English General’s statements, and while not finding fault with tho superlative opinion of Gen. Lee’s mili tary ability pxprmeed in the hook, lie s’ own very plainly that he considers Gen. Wolse ley's criticism of other Kontliern leaders un just. Tho review is written in a very caus tic style, and contains interesting matter in the way of inside estimates of the relative value of tho MrvUM of tho Confederate leaders. BRITAIN ON A DECLINE. A SIGNIFICANT INCIDENT IN THE COLONIAL CONFERENCE. The Australian Delegates Infuriated by an Announcement that England Hoped to Arrange With France for a Joint Naval Commission to Govern the New Hebrides. London, May 6.—lt has transpired that Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for the Colonies, announced in the Colonial con ference here on April 27 that the govern ment hoped to arrange with France for a joint naval commission for the government of the New Hebrides. The commission, it was stated, would have power to protect set tlers, traders and missionaries, and would also lie empowered to land marines to pun ish natives for committing outrages und to maintain order, the marines, however, to be withdrawn when the special work for which they landed was accomplished. FRANCE TO WITHDRAW. If the scheme proposed was accepted by France, it was to be arranged that the French garrisons now occupying the chief harbors In tlie New Hebrides' should retire. All this has been well concealed until the present, and the fact of its publication now is attributed to the indignation which the proposal has aroused among the colonial representatives here, many of whom arc said to lie unable to conceal their anger at what they deem tho surrender of their claims to France. ALMOST I.EI) TO A SCENE. It is said that Sir Homy Holland’s state ment amazed the member* of the confer ence anil almost led to a scene. The Aus tralians all, without exception, deprecated any policy which even seemed to recognize French pretensions in the New Hebrides. The Marquis of Salisbury, who was pres ent, supported the speocn made by Sir Henry Holland in justification of the gov ernment’s proposal. The Premier’s argu ment, however, instead of mollifying the in censed delegates, served but to intensify their wrath, HAMPERING ENGLAND. His remarks implied that Australian de mands hampered England in her negotia tions with France. He maintained that the colonists made a grave mistake in not ac cepting a compromise the Earl of Roseberry proposed and which the Premier said would nave prevented extension of the evils com plained of by the Australians arising from sending French convicts to the South Pacific, and the rejection of which had made it difficult for the English government to approach France with any request that she curtail her liberty of action as to the uses to which she should put her territory. A WAR CLOUD PICTURED. “Surely,” exclaimed the Marquis of Salis bury, “the colonies do not desire the re cidivist ugitation to become a casus belli." The Premier’s speech increased the dissat isfaction of the delegatee to such an extent that Sir Graham Berry, Agent General of Victoria, twitted the Prime Minister with having made a speech that “would have been excellent coming from the mouth of the French Premier.” STRIKE OF THE COKE MEN. Many of the Foreigners Leave for Their Homes. Connellsville, Pa. , May o.— About 100 Hungarians in the Mount Pleasant coke dis trict left yesterday for their native land. A large number have purchased tickets here. They say that the strike will last five or six months and that they can live cheaper dur ing that time by going to their own country and returning at the end of the strike. There is no change in the situation to day. The strike in the coke regions has caused a total suspension of shipments of coke, and while it continues railways centreing in Pittsburg will have 850 more) cars a day for ore aud other shipments. TO BE A LONG FIGHT. Pittsburg, May 6. — Peter Wise, a promi nent Knight of Labor in the coke regions, while in tho city to-<b*, said that ail the preparations have lieen made for a long strike. It is proposed to appoint special agents to watch Castle Garden to inter cept any new men and keep them from coming to the coke regions. Despite the assertion that there are large stocks on hand the furnaces are preparing to close down. Orders have lieen given to blow out the furnace at the Edgar Thomp son steel works. Copt. Jones, manager of tlie works, says all will be closed do wn. He predicts that four weeks of strike will close every -mill in tho country. HANGMAN’S DAY. Two New Mexicans Pay the Penalty of Unprovoked Murder. Socorre, N. M., May 6.— There were two legal executions in New Mexico to-flay. Henry Anderson was hanged here and Theo dore Baxter was executed at Hpringer. Both had been convicted of murder. An derson was a thoroughly ignorant and bru tal colored man and killed nis victim after a trivial quarreL Baxter was a white man. His crime was premeditated murder. Baxter was arrested the day after the murder and lodged in jail at Springer. That evening n mob oveiyiowereu tho guards, broke open the jail, took Baxter out and hung him to a telegraph )>ole and went off and left him to ale by strangulation. By the merest accident he was discovered by railroad truckman Walker. An alarm was given and he was cut down unconscious, but recovered after doctors hod worked over him several hours. Colquitt at Washington. Washington, May (s.—Senator Colnuitt had a talk xvitli the President to-day about general topics. He will remain here for a day or two, going hence to New York and stopping here on his wav home again, lie lias several minor matters but nothing of special importance to attend to. He said to-night that the President would go to At lanta early in October. Col. Bolton Bentenced. Chicago, May 6.—Coi. W. H. Bolton, ex Superintendent of second class matter in the Chicago post office, who was convicted of tlie ernliezzleraont of about $25,000, was tiiis morning sentenced hy Judge Blodgett to four years imprisonment in the peniten tiary. Col. Bolton has lieen at tho county hospital since his conviction, it being al leged that his health was poor. A Bank Assigns. RirHMONb, Tkx., May The private |mni of T. 11. Beard made an assignment today. The liabilities amount to $154,000 and the assets are value! at $02,000. For several yearn the bank has been conducted by Mrs.' Beard under the name of her de ceased husband. i Charged With Crookedness. Hartford, Conn., May fl.-llanlel C. Bird ah 11, editor and proprietor of the Hart ford Telegram, was arrested to-night on a | charge of embezzlement and false entries in j tlie book* of the concern. RICHMOND’S GRAND JURY. County Officials on the Rack—A Man Stabbed at the Depot. AUGUST A, Ga., May 6. —The grand jury of Richmond county lias created something of a sensation. While no indictments are made, they report that officials high in office are guilty of buying votes. They also rec ommend changes in the county officials, and make it hot for some officials now in office. Notwithstanding the constitutional prohibi tion they insist that the Judge’s salary be raised. There is complaint that if the Jury found as they allege, that they did not in dict the offenders forthwith. John IS. Hancock knifed “Dink’’ Moore at the Central railroad freight depot to-day. The cutting is pretty severe and may prove fatal. AN OLD GRUDGE. There had been a grudge between the par ties which culminated early in the day in an encounter which served only to widen the breach and embitter the parties. Later they met, with the result narrated. Moore was cut six times. He is well known in Savan nah. ileorgo Sims, a negro bricklayer, was drowned in the river to-day just opposite the lower end of the city. He wn* drunk aboard a boat, fell overboard and perished. A drunken companion wa* with him at the time, but was powerless to rescue his drown ing comrade. The body has been recovered and the Coroner will hold an inquest to morrow. M’NALLY GIVES BOND. J. P. McNally, a party to the Blackwood case, gave bond to-day and will appear be fore the Governor Monday. The (Georgia railroad stockholders meet Wednesday next. It is now considered cer tain that the small holders will demand big ger dividends or a division of the surplus. It Is said anew morning paper is to lie started here June 1. A gentleman considered an authority and in petition to know informs the New* cor respondent that in .lune there will lie put on the Central railroad a fast, mail, leaving Sa vannah at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and arriving here at! o’clock at night, with a return trip ot equal rapidity. FLORIDA'S METROPOLIS. Arrival of the Mascotte Revival of a Railroad Rumor. Jacksonville, Fla., May6.—The steam er Mascotte arrived here this evening at 7 o’clock. She had an uneventful trip around from Key West and came in with a clean hill of health. She will be put on the ways here, her bottom scraped and other repairs made. At a fairly well attended meeting of the Board of Trade this afternoon to consider the McKinnie railroad commission bill now before the Legislature two reports were sub mitted. The majority report was against the McKinnie bill and the minority in favor of its passage with certain modifications. After a long discussion the minority report was adopted. Rum (as we again heard here that the Richmond Terminal syndicate have pur chased the Florida Railway and Navigation system, but they cannot be voriflod. They doubtless have (heir origin in the fact that the Honda Railway ami Navigation system will lie reorganized soon and probably taken out of the hands of the receiver. Receiver Duval is now in New York. RACERS ON THE RUN. Barnum Wins Among the Beaten Horses at Ivy City. Washington, May 6.— The National Jockey Club’s races to-day were as follows: First Race—One mile; for beaten horses. Barnum won with Hess second and Buffulo third. Time 1:43)4. Second Rack -Handicap sweepstakes; one and one-sixteenth miles. Richmond won with Herbert second and Kenton third. Time 1:40)4- Third Race Willard Hotel stakes; for 3-year olds; one and one-eighth miles. Raymond finished an easy winner with A1 Reed second and Mahoney third. Time 1:58. Fourth Rack-For 8-year olds and upward: seven furlongs. Burch won with (ilendon second arid Vinton third. Time l :30. Fifth Race Three-quarters of a mile, lirinn bleton won with McDiughlln second and the Nassal gelding third. Time 1:15. LEXINGTON’S RACES. Lexington, May 1). —The races to-day were run in the rain and mud. The event* were: First Race— One mile and 165 yards. .Taubert won, with Brilliant second and Watch Em third. Time 2:00)4. Second Race— One mile. Wnlioo won, with Jacobin second and Long Alight third. Time 1:48J4- Thihd Race- One mile and 80 yards. Orvid won, with Bandbox second and Lottie Wall third. Time 1: 55)4 - NASHVILLE’S RACERS. Nashville, May 6.—To-Uay’s races here were as follows: First Race—One mile. Billy Bowling won, with Wanting second and Charley Marks third. Time 1:4544- Second Race- Nine and one-half furlongs. Phil lye won. with Ht. Valentine second and Jennie McFarland thlnl. Time 2:04. Thiro Race. -Seven furlongs. Avery won. with lya second and Euphony third. Time 1:17. fauns Race Five eighth* of a mile. Buck lioiiud won, with Aniban second and Bcrtba third. Time 1:0646. Firm Race -Mile. Fellow Broeck won, with Aristocrat second and Burr Oak third. Time 1:40*4. $15,000 FOR A RACER. Nashville, May (5. —It isrepirtorl by the best authority that Dwyer Bros, to-day bought. Egmont, the Nashville phenomenon, from the Auburn, Inti., stables, for $15,000 cash. Dr. Carver Declared Winner. Newark, May o. —' The pigeon shooting match Ik t ween Dr. Carver, <f Kantum City, and William Oraham, Jate of England, wa>; continued this alternoon. The Monaco, or short boundary, governed the shooting, which was at 100 birds from five traps. Bet ting wa* 15 to 10 on Carver, notwithstanding his bad luck on the tirst day. At the end of two mid three quarter horn's, when the last bird flew from its trip. Carver was decided the winner by one killed, he having killed 84 and missed 14. Graham killed 85 und missed 15. PICKETT'S CHARGE. The Location of the Monument Not Yet Decldod On. OffiTTVRBiTiMJ, Pa., May B.—The confer ence between the Confederate Committee and the Battlefield Memorial Association regarding the location of the monument to be erected on the scene of Pickett’s charge, continued until midnight, but no conclusion was reached. The conferees this morning visited the battlefield and another conference will be held this afternoon. The hitch is whether the monument shall be located at the farthest |mint reached within the Union lines by a member of the division or at the point reached by the main body. The latter jtoint Is not at present oovei-ed by the ground of the association, but is open to pim’base. Death of an Insurance Mon. Austin, Tex , May ti. —N. O. Lttuve, ex- President of the State Underwriters' Asso ciation, and one of the leading insurance men of the South, died here to-dav of Bright's disease. j PRICE glO A YEAR. I | 5 CENTS A COPY. ( A BIG DUEL AT ATLANTA, EDITOR ATWOOD USES A COW. HIDE AND CAPT. BURKE A CANE. Police Rush in and Separate the Belligp erents The Technological Comml* sion Awards a Contract for Erecting Buildings Condition of the Cropa- Wilson Palmer Safe at the Mines. Atlanta, Ga., May fi.—The Technology Commission has awarded the contract t'oy erecting the main building to Angus McOil erray, of Atlanta, at #43,250. Mr. McGilorj ray executed a #BO,OOO bond to-day arg work on the foundation will begin at oncef This building and the several smaller one! proposed will lie completed by the first oy next May and the school put in ojieration. The Commissioner of Agriculture issued to-day his report of the condition of the grow* ing crops up to May 1, of which the follow ing is a summary: He rejmrts the condition of the crops decidedly liettcr than last yea] at this dab', with the single exception oj cotton, which is reported the same. There is also nn increase m the acreage of most ol the provision and supply crops. The are! in corn, equaling that of lasj year, is 2 per cent. above thy average of the hist five years. That of the oat crop, though still notquiti up to tho average, is increased 14 pdMBMp! aiHive the crop of last year. It.is rejj§Exe*i that the <■<>■ iiliti<>n of stock of nil kindsFEge more particularly the work stock, than any year since IM. The o 4 cholera mentioned by Kiricted to a few localities and seems to lie less virulent than for ■HSt three yews. A LIVELY ENCOUNTER. When Charles Atwood, of the read the curd of ( apt. Burke, of City Guard, denouncing him as e, and poltroon, he armed niniself w Ith ••■flute* hide and in-giui looking tor t he ca ran on him near the corner of Peachtree streets about noon, and word drew tic whip from liis sleeve awUKI tempted to hiy it. on Capt. Burke, Wbmv after getting one or two light blows' pa hifr hack, grappled with Mr. both fell to the ground with Capt. top. ATWOOD IN THE ASCANDENCY. Mr. Burke struck Mr. Atwood two blowy with his fist, when Mr. Atwood turned him over and began biting his left arm, and then Policeman Nolan pulled Mr. Atwooq off. Mr. Burke arose and made at Mr. At< wood with a st ick, but was caught and held off by A. H. Vining, Mr. Atwood's friend, Cases were made against I Kith men for die orderly conduct. A genuine sensation wa, . creates Iby the row. The Capitol published a long account this afternoon headed “Capt, Burke Cow hided.” There will probably la a renewal of the flglit. Capt. Burke stated publicly that liis company would ran Mr, Atwood out of town or tar and feather him, A PROCURESS Jt' ROM SAVANNAH. Nollie Chandler and Etta Henderson wen locked up to-night charged with attempting to entice young white girls in this city to gc hi tSaviumah to lead impure lives. ÜbUL, Henderson, alias Gertrnde Bnttey, is almost white and wears a red wig. She hails fron) Savannah. Nollie Chandler lives herej Thy procuresses, in default of #5OO txuids, spent the night in the station. They will h;ve q hearing o-inorrow. WILSON PALMER SAFE. The penitentiary guards delivered Wilsoq Palmer, the Thomasville burglar, at thy Dade coal mines without/ trouble. Then was fear they would lie met at Chattanooga by a writ ofcabeas corpus, bin. they avoid* ed it by t ransferring at Tunnel Hill on i switch engine so as not to go into Tennessee, The train was boarded at Chuttanooga by y Irty of strangers who searched each ooach, presumably for Palmer. Home time ago a local item appeared is the Livening Journal noting that Josh ay Bunts, Secretary of the Young Men’s Cos, ojierative Association, had been bound ovetj on a charge of larceny Hftev trust and cheating and swindling. The chargee wen dismissed yesterday and to-day Mr. Bunt; swore out a warrant against CoL John K Martin, the veteran editor of the Journal. charging him with malicious libel There is thought to lie nothing in tho case and Mr, Martin laughs at it. - At 5 o’clock tliis morning I)‘>puty Marsha] Shropshire arrested Lucy McClintock, a colored woman, near Rome, on a charge ol circulating counterfeit silver dollars and nickies. The Marshal found a quantity oj plaster parts and metal at her house. Tin prisoner was carried before the United {States Commissioner at Cartersville, who bound her over. Hho is now in Fultoii county jail. CRICKETS IN THE CORN. A Patch of 160 Acres Terribly Riddled by the Pest. Hylvania, Ga., May Ik— A new any destructive i>est to fanners has recently played havoc with a 150-acre field of cor* lielonging to E. D. White in this county, This new destroyer before which the livelj locust and the energetic grasshopper must iMile into insignificance, is the regular okj black, jumping, chirping cricket. Col* lee fed together m innumerable hordts thee* little animals took ] is.scs.sion of Mi - . White’! 150 acres of corn, which was up and grow, ing prettily, and so rapidly and effectually ilia they do their work that in a few days almost the eutire field way destroyed, so much so that it had to b plowed up and replanted. A careful exarui, nation revealed burrows all over the field, where the industrious creatures carried thy young corn and stored it away after they bad cut it down. It is not known where these crickets came from, but it is though] that the cause of their sudden appearance iq such vast numbers is a local one. Murder at DeFunlak. DeFuniak Hprinos, Kla., May tt.—Ai tho Caledonia Miffs, 2 miles east ot this city on the evening of May 3, Calvin Grey shot and killed Dick Fleming with a pistol, thy ball passing fhioiij.li the bruin, producing death instantly. The shooting followed s quarrel about a book. All inquest was held yesterday morning ami the verdict of th< jury confirmed the above state-ment. Grey made his escajie and is still at huge. Both the parties were colored. Circuit Court is in session here, but very few interesting cases on the docket. Severn! of tho steam mills have bees compelled to cioeo on account of the dry weather. There is not enougn water in tIM streams to float the timber ami Inga. All Dead In the Mine. Nanaimo, B. C., May An exploring party that went down this morning broke through into the mine, and discovered the dead Tying in all directions. All hope u now given upof savinganyof the men alive. The fire is still burning but is under control. The mine is owned by the Vancouver Coal Company, of London. Death of Judge Willi*. Columbub, Ga., May 6.—Judge J. T. WillisgjOi the circuit, died at l'- bogie*seye.| night He. was sura-koc w itii jHfifIHHHHHHuI