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EUROPE'S WILD ALARMS
A FRANCO-GERMAN WAR CONSID
Oourtosies no Longer Exchanged by
the Frontier Posts—Gorman Excur
sionists Mobbed tvt Belfort—French
Artisans Leaving the Frontier Towns
of Germany—An Anti-Jewish Debate
A Russo-Austrian Alliance Also
[Copyrighted IHS7 by the Associated Press.]
Berlin, May 7.—The government finance
proposals so far as developed are securing
the support of a compact majority in the
Reichstag. They are approved by the pub
lic. The spirit consumption bill will be
strongly opposed by the new Gorman Lib
erals, but there is no symptom of discontent
from any member of the three government
groups. Distillers and the spirit trade gen
erally appear to be* satisfied, having
as yet sounded no note of agitation
against the ' proposals. The placidty of
the proceedings in the Reichstag was dis
turbed by a single incident during a short
debate on the supplementary credits when
the article relating to anny provisions and
supplies was being discussed. Herr Balcket,
an anti-Semitic Deputy, demanded that no
Jew bo allowed to furnish or contract to sup
ply the army with provisions, amunition, or
any article whatever. He said the army did
not exist nor tiie country provide money in
order that Jews might enrich thomselves.
TAKEN TO TASK.
Gen Von Sclieilendorff, Minister of War,
replied that the Deputy had refereed to mat
tei's not within his knowledge.
Herr Struckmau (National Liberal) de
plored the reappearance of She Jidenhitze.
Confessional quarrels should not be obtruded
the upon tribune of the Reichstag.
Herr Balcket angrily responded that the
Jewish was in no sense a confessional ques
tion, and was proceeding to deliver a set
speech when the President brought the dis
cussion to a close by declaring that he could
uot i>ermit a debate on the Jewish question.
The anti-German demonstrations in Paris
excite no feeling here, not even attracting
the attention of the German press or people.
The North Gennan Gazette has never re
ferred to them. The National Zeitung
gives a bold general dispatch. The Kreuz
Zeitung says mixed feelings of disgust and
pity are aroused by the present state of
WAR BELIEVED INEVITABLE.
The conviction is gradually growing that
the efforts of those who undertook, by quiet
ness and common sense, to refrain from add
ing to the popular passions will not last
Jong or be able to stem the tide. The ex
change of verbal assurances of peace be
tween the German representative and M.
Flourens, the French Minister of Foreign
Affairs, does not affect the belief in official
circles that war cannot lie long averted.
The situation in Alsace-Lorraine increases
the difficulty daily. The frontier posts on
each side have ceased to exchange courte
sies, and act as if war might break out at
any moment. The police fore* in Alsace-
Lorraine has been strengthened, and a
S|>ecial department watches the French mal
contents. Under this system arrests and
expulsions are increasing'
HUGGING THE LINES.
French artisans hitherto employed in fron
tier towns are leaving, the French Consuls
sending them to France. The French frontier
populace indulge in a hunt alter Germans
whenever they have a chance. An incident
of this kind occurred at Belfort. A party
of Germnn excursionists who made a trip
from Frieburg to Belfort were mobbed as
soon as they were seen upon the public
promenade, dicing stoned and hooted at by
a crowd. A detail of gendarmes had to es
cort them to the station, where they were
guarded until their train started.
AUSTRIA AND RUSSIA.
The North German Gazette and other
official organs continue the discussion of
the Austria-Russian agreement, of 1887 re
vealed through the Gazette. The official
press of Vienna, being unable to deny the
accuracy of the statement that the agree
ment covensl an Austrian occupation
of Bosnia with Russian occupation
of Constantinople, retains silence. The
Pest her Lloyd, alone in an article inspired
by Count Andrassy, suggests that Prince
Bismarck was a party to the agreement, be
sides afterwards arranging a coalition to
arrest the progress of the Russians in the
Balkan peninsula. The discussion greatly
excites diplomatic circles. The public asks
w hat the controversy means and why Prince
B'sinarck now causes the agreement to he
THE DIPLOMATIC INTERPRETATION.
The accepted diplomatic interpretation is
♦lint Prince Bismarck aims to conciliate the
Pan-Slavists by showing Germany did not
interfere with Russia's progress and did
nothing to check her designs on Turkey.
THE DILLON INCIDENT.
The Times on the Action Taken by the
House of Commons.
London, May 7.—The Standard con
tinues to maintain a scornful tone toward
the government with regard to their course
in tiie TVinc.s-Dillon incident.
The Times, commenting on the House of
Commons in regard to the lld lon- Times
ofrair, says: “The really interesting thing
m tao debate was the little comedy played
wo presume, under direction of Mr. Glad
stone. with precision seeming to show that
it was not wholly unrehearsed offering to
enlarge the scope of the Porliament
ar.y inquiry at the la-t moment
when it was known that an amendment for
an inquiry would be rejected. We cannot
imagine who the opposition think they can
deceive by so palpable a trick. For our own
part we have reason to bo satisfied with the
result of the debate.
London, May 7.—Returns issued by the
Board of Trade show that the imports dur
ing the month of April increased £.5,083, 171
as eontnared with those of the corresponding
month ™ic year, and that the exports tie
creased £6,142 as compared with those of
200 Houses Burned.
. Besth, May 7.—Two hundred houses
nnvo been destroyed by fire in Nugnknromy.
i ransylvaiiia. The castle of Count Karomy
A CJIURCH BURNED.
,J Ilx 1 0? h 111., May 7.—St. Patrick’s
Church in this city was burned at 2 o’clock
mis afternoon. The church cost *45,000.
Franco Hae Mado No Alliance.
Paris, May 7.— La Siectc denies the staf
mentin he Paris that a defensive alliance
has been concluded between Franco and
other powers. An official denial is also irn
No Disorders at Jassy.
Bwhahkw. May 7.—lt is donied that
*wy disorders have occurred in Jassy.
Gas Pipe Bombs.
Joseph, Mo., May 7.—Considerable
weitement was occasioned by the discovery
J®-day of two loaded dynamite bombs in the
cellar of a house in north Kt. Joseph until
recently occupied by a suspected Anarchist.
h°nihs were made of gas pipe, and after
■n examination they ware tiu own into the
. * Vpr - If is supposed they wens intended to
oeusod last fall during the Socialistdcmon
"lutions that took place here.
Immigration at New Orleans.
May 7.—The Secretary of
Jr' Iceaaury has executed a contract with
nw .r otn miwioner of Immigration at New
li, fan , N r *h# enforcement, of the Federal
law mlatiug to iremiigrauta at tliat point.
The Justifiable Killing of One of Their
Companions the Cause.
Albuquerque. N. M., May 7. — A special
from Gallup says: “A difficulty with a
Navajo Indian occurred yesterday morning
at Defiance station, seven miles west of hero.
A dispute arose between E. T. Allen, a clerk,
und an Indian. The latter sprang over the
counter to grasp Allen, who drew a pi3toi
and shot the Indian dead. Mr. Borland, the
owner of the store, and wife, who were in
the room over the store, came down and
seeing what had happened started for Gal
lup on horseback. They had not. gone far
when thev were surrounded by Indians, who
accused Borland of killing their companion,
and who threatened to kill him and his wife.
wild with excitement.
They were wild with excitement, but
Borland succeeded in quieting them by giv
ing up his weapons and telling the
Indians that he had come to trade with
them. Borland was finally permitted to go
on. In the meantime Allen and an old man
named Hans barricaded the floor over the
store to defend themselves from attack. The
Indians broke into the store, rifling it of
everything valuable. An hour after a
freight train on the Atlantic and Pacific
road passed Defiance and Allen and Hans
ran for it under a heavy fire from the In
dians. Allen got on the train and came to
Gallup. Hans missed the train, but after
lieing followed for some distance by the In
dians he managed to elude them and reach
Gallup. A detachment of cavalry from
Fort Wingate has gone to Defiance, and it
it is believed its presence will have a whole
some effect on the Indians. ”
BALTIMORE AND OHIO.
Interest in the Road by a Revival of
the Rumors of a Deal.
New: York, May 7.—lnterest in the Bal
timore and Ohio deal has hern revived by a
story that a meeting of the Baltimore and
Ohio directors will soon be held at which
the resignation of several of the directors
will lie received and their places filled by
members chosen by the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton, Lake Erie and Western,
and Riehmoud Terminal companies. There
js some hitch in regal'd to the Louisville,
New Albany and Chicago or another road
joining the system. But outside
of this the plan is said
to be complete to use the Baltimore and
Ohio for a through line to Phildelphia and
thence to New York as soon as the extension
can be built. Several directors of the roads
named have been questioned, and they ad
mit that it is practically true. Robert Gar
rett, C. E. Bryce, Samuel Thomas, Henry S.
Ives, George I. Seney, Alfred Sully, and
George H. Staynor are mentioned as among
the members of the syndicate, but it is said
that some of them will have only a slight in
terest in it.
Big Profits Scooped in on Wheat and
Galveston, Tex., May 7.—A million and
a half bushels of June wheat sold yes
terday in the Chicago wheat pit at
85%c. is understood here to have been
lor the account of Galveston par
ties. who were taking in their profits.
This wheat netted its holders 3c. per bushel
all around. Moreover, they did uot get all
the spot wheat they wanted, and have out
standing contracts for 500,000 bushels addi
tional, which they are ready to receive.
These Galveston bulls have confidence in
dollar wheat before June 1. They are
amply able to hold what they have under
all circumstances, as the syndicate com
prises three millionaires who have an un
equaled amount of nerve. This syndicate also
took in some of the profits yesterday, closing
out over 20,000 bales of cotton at New Or
leans at a net profit of $4 per bale. Their
holdings represent ovor 0,000,000 bushels of
wheat at Sec. This cotton syndicate em
braces capitalists in New York, New Or
leans, and other Southern cities, but Galves
ton furnishes most of the money.
A BLUECOATED GAMBLER.
One of the Finest Added a Policy Shop
to His Investments.
New Yorx, May 7.—The police authori
ties had an unpleasant surprise when they
learned that one of their officers was carry
ing on a regular policy agency at his post of
duty’ and in his uniform. The policeman's
name is Morris Colbert. He is assigned to a
post at the mercantile building in lower
Broadway. One of the detectives ingra
tiated himself into the confidence
of Colbert. He bought a policy
gig by which he won s2l 75.
When Colbert had paid him lie arrested him
and took him to Superintendent Murray.
The Superintendent called for a pair of
scissors and proceeded to cut the brass but
tons off of his .coat. The stripes were ripped
from his trousers and his badge taken off.
He was then placed in a cell. The money
won by the detective will be turned over to
the pension fund.
The Two Commissions About $8,000,-
000 Apart on the Principle.
Richmond, Va., May 7.— There was no
formal meeting of the debt commission to
day', but tho two sides have been in commu
nication by correspondence. The English
commissioners have submitted their pro|josi
t ion, which lias lxvn under careful considera
tion by the Virginia commissioners during
tiie greater part of the day. What it is based
on is not positively known to out
siders, but, it is asserted that
the bondholders, representatives de
mand #900,0(10 a year on about $30,000,000
principal, while the Virginia commissioners
want ‘to allow #7.50,000 on #22,000,000.
■Whether further conferences will result in
the two parties coming closer together can
not lie predicted, but hopeful feelings aro
indulged in that they will finally make a
MICHIGAN'S WIND STORM.
Great Damage Done Throughout the
Marquette, Mich., May 7. —As commu
nication improves reports of tho recent
wind storms nre coming in freely, thirteen
counties in the upjier peninsula were all
swept. Some rich pine tree fields were
blown to the ground, houses worn unroofed
or demolished, unfinished buildings scatter
ed and chimneys and out houses destroyed.
Scarcely town escaped. Only three fatal
ities arc reported, but. many were seriously
injured. There was no cyclone, but the
wind was a straight blast, it is estimated
that the damage for tho upper peninsula
will reach *lO,OOO. including tho pinestuuip
ago destroyed. Shipping in the harbors
was badly shaken up, but not much diun
Gen. Lawton at Washington.
Washington, May 7.-Gen. Alexander
U. Lawton, our new Minister to Austria,
talked with the President and fckx> rotary
Buyord to-day about his mission, and went,
over to Philadelphia to see his married
daughter, and thence to New York on busi
ness. Returning lie will spend several (Lays
here, receiving his (Inal instructions and
will then return to Savannah to settle his
affairs, preparatory to sailing on May JO for
his fjost. His acceptance of the appoint
ment has given great satisfaction to the
President and Secretary Bayard.
Lynchburg’s Labor Partios.
Lynchburg, Va., May, 7.—Tho white
Knights of Ijatxtr bolted the labor conven
tion last night and to-day held a separate
convention uud put a ticket in the field for
city olHcpik. The colored Knights also put
up a ticket. It is thought the Democrats
will endorse the white Knights’ ticket,
which wiii insure its election.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
BAPTISTS OF THE SOUTH
REV. DR. MELL PRESIDES OVER
THE SECOND DAY’S SESSION.
Dr. Retting Reads a Paper on Bible
Work and Colportage -The Society
Not Hurt in the Least by the Unfor
tunate Embezzlement of tho Past
Louisville, May 7.—Tho Southern Bap
tists’ Convention met in its second day’s ses
sion to-day' with Rev. I)r. Mell in charge.
Dr. C. C. Retting, of Philadelphia, read
an address on Bible work and colportage.
He reviewed the establishment, and fail
ure of the Southern Baptist Publication So
ciety'. He also devoted considerable atten
tion to the editorial work of the Baptists
and then urged hearty support of the Ameri
can Baptist Publication Society. He said it
had done great work in furnishing cheap
Bibles and other books and other helps to
ministers. The society' had not been hurt
in tho least by tho unfortunate embezzle
ment of the past year. Not a cent of the
benevolent fund had been taken. Tho entire
embezzlement was from the business funds
and the emliezzler was in the penitentiary.
There had been one other slight misappro
priation but this man had been hunted
“We need for Bible work,” he said, “at
least $700,000. There are places reported by
the colporteurs where, in whole communities,
no Bible is to be found.”
His argument was that loeal publication
societies could not do the work as a great
national society, and he wanted no longer to
see States that received shipments of Bibles
and books worth SSOO return contributions
to the society ranging only from sl2 to S3O.
Dr. G. C. Lorimer, of Chicago, came for
ward as representative of the Baptist Home
Mission Society, with its headquarters in
New York. He said the Home Mission
Board lias carried on the work in the past
year in the United States, Canada, Alaska
There were 678 laborers. Of these 18
were in the Eastern States. 32 in the Middle
States, 140 in the Southern, 459 in the West
ern, 6 in Canada, 59 in Mexico and 2 in
Alaska. They were maintaining seventeen
schools for colored people and Indians and
several Sunday Schools for China. Tire
missionaries are of ten nationalities. They
had erected in the year sixty-two churches.
Their receipts for the year were $572,500.
Dr. George B. Fager, of Virginia, read
the report of fhe Committee on Missions in
Papal countries. It first reviewed work in
Mexico. In Coahuila alone there iiave been
fifty baptisms, and 150 are ready for bap
tism. There is a line of missions from the
Rio Grande to the Pacific.
Missions liave been extended from
Coahuila south through three States. It is
proposed to establish in Mexico literary
schools in connection with the mission. In
Italy there are twelve evangelists, and there
have been twenty baptisms, with as many
more seeking baptism. Attention was called
to the defense of the Bible made in the
Italian Parliament by an able member of.
that body. Priests, he said, were calling
secretly for the Bible. These books had
gone far to wal'd producing a sentiment in
favor of thoughtful personal Christianity
which had its reflex m the revolt of Dr.
MeGlynn and his followers in this country.
Dr. Powell, a missionary at Satillo, Mex.,
spoke of the work of his field.
Much time was then devoted to! random
discussion of foreign missionary work and
appeals for contributions were made. At
night Rev. Mr. Goodwin, of Virginia, and
Rev. Mr. Judson, of New York, delivered
an able address on foreign missions.
A Cotton Gin Company Objects to the
Washington,May 7.—1 he Oullett Cotton
Gin Company, of Amite City, La., to-day
filed a petition asking for a permanent sus
pension of section 4 of the interstate law so
far as it applies to gins, feeders and con
densers manufactured by that company.
The petition represents that when the com
pany located its plant, valued at SIOO,OOO,
at the isolated point above named, on the
Illinois Central railroad, they were assured
of protection in freight rates, as against
competing companies in more central loca
tions, which assurances the interstate law
render impossible of fulfillment, to the great
loss of the petitioners.
Pittsburg, May 7.—Judge Schoonmaker,
of the Interstate Commerce Commission,
passed through here to-day en route to his
home in New York. While at the depot be
was surrounded by business men who poured
complaints into his ears and freely' tendered
him advice. He said that while in Memphis
the Commission had taken 700 pages of testi
mony, embracing all tho Southern roads.
The preponderance of this testimony favored
a continuation of the suspension of the
long and short haul clause. The members
of the Commission have all gone to their
homes, but will meet again in Washing
ton on May 16. Commissioner Walker, of
Vermont, was reported quite ill.
TEXAS FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
A Convention Resolves to Go Into Man
Waco, Tex., May 7.—The State Farm
era Alliance Cotton Congress, which has
been in session here for a week, adjourned
to-day. The object of the assemblage was
to arrange to enter into the manufacture of
wagons, agricultural implements, cotton
presses ana oil mills. Over 10,000,000
were represented. Arrangements have
been concluded lor collecting statistics
and for an euriy charter under tiie laws of
Five hundred thousand dollars were ap
propriated to the erection of a cotton mill.
Other manufacturing enterprises will be
taken up right away. Tiie body was a full
representative of the agricultural interests
of tiie State. There were one hundred dele
Magdalene Claims There is One 35
Miles Southeast of There.
Nogales, Am.. May 7.— Parties coming
from Sonora report a volcano J 5 miles
southeast of Magdalene and that it is throw
ing out great volumes of smoko and lava. It
is rejx>rtd that tho report of a volcano in
tho Whetstone Mountains was started by
timber fires. There is much excitement in
the vicinity of the mountains and a large
party will leave here to-morrow to visit too
place. Another earthquake shock was felt
here lust night, but no damage was done.
CONST KM ATOItY ACCOUNTS.
Nogales, Arl. May 7, lip. m.—Later
accounts received here tend to show that the
report of a volcano having broken out in
tho Whetstone mountain is true.
CAR ROBBERS CAUG3T.
The Rock Island Road Makes a Dis
covery at Lake.
Chicago, May 7. — Tho Rock Island rail
road has discovered and located a train rob
ber organization in tho town of Lake, from
which the road has suffered heavy losses
during several months. The thieves took
anything they found, from grain to general
merchandise. When the raid was made
upon them by the officers thov were stealing
hides. They were equally ready to shoot or
steal, nnd one officer was hadl.v hurt. Five
of the gang are to-duv i:i custody. One
known accomplice is still at lilierty. They
are professional thieves, oiul not in the em
ploy of the road.
! Gen. Augur Announces Additional
Washington, May 7.—Gen. C. C. Augur,
i commandant of the national drill micamp
! ment, has added to his staff appointments
Brig. Gen. H. H. Wright, Col. H. Ky-d
Douglass of Maine, Col. P. Lacy Goddard of
Pennsylvania, Capt. C. A. Sinclair of the
St. Louis Branch Guards, and Capt. Louis
V. Ciark of Birmingham, Ala.
The Southern Passenger Association, in
cluding all roads south of the Ohio river
and cast of the Mississippi, announces, in
addition to their J£c. rate for pnrties of
twenty-five persons, a special excursion rate
for single passengers of 2c. per mile.
Charles T. Murray has been made Chair
man of the Press Committee for the drill,
and will have charge of ull tho arrange
ments for correspondents.
Among the privileges awarded by the
Executive Committee are the camp
restaurant to Thomas Koams, of New
York, and saloons to E. L. Johnson, of
Washington. The hospital and ambulance
departments of the drill will be in charge of
the Red Cross Society.
VICTIMS OF THE MINE.
101 Whites and 75 Chinamen Caught
by the Explosion.
Victoria, B. C., May 7.—Telegraph wires
lietween British Columbia and the South
were down yesterday. Last night’s tele
grams from a Nanaimo correspondent'state
that 101 whites and 75 Chinese were in the
mine at the time of the explosion. Forty
seven women have been made widows by
the disaster and 130 children orphaned.
Some Chinamen refused to put their dead
in coffins, and they had to be compelled by
force to do so. Many homes are completely
broken up and the city is in sackclot h and
ashes. Stores still continue closed and little
business is done. Flags are at half-mast.
All hope of saving the men now in tho mine
has been abandoned, it, is absolutely im
possible that any can have survived.
Portland, Ore., May 7.—The total num
ber known to have perished in the mining
disaster at Nanaimo is 189, of whom 82 were
Chinese and 107 whites.
BEAUTIFUL MISS BAZAINE.
Two Challenges Followed by Amica
St. Lome, May 7.—A special from the
City of Mexico says: “Two challenges have
passed as a result of the trouble about Miss
Bazaine, the French ex-Marshal’s beautiful
daughter. In both cases the seconds have
adjusted the differences without hostile
meetings. The members of the Casino Club,
however, adopted a resolution expelling the
Spanish Minister, Senor Vorreero Armesto,
from the olub. There is an element of the
Spanish colony outside of the Casino Club vvho
sustain the Minister. They say the young
Englishman, Barron, when told that his
dancing the “Boston” with Miss Bazaine
was “can-canning,” considered the lady in
sulted, and pitched into an officer of the
club. He was threatened with expulsion
from the club under escort of a policeman.
He appealed to the Spanish Minister, and
the latter took part against the club manage
MEXICANS NOT SHOT.
They Appeal to a Higher Court in Time
to Save Their Lives.
St. Louis,May 7.—A special from Nogales,
Ari., says: “Regarding the execution of
the Mexican military prisoners, sentenced
to be shot for creatine trouble near here
some time ago, Gov. Torres teiegmphod J.
“ ‘The military prisoners have ap
plied to tho higher Military Court of Jus
tice in Mexico for ah appeal from
their sentence. The case has to be sent
there. Louis E. Torres.’
“This telegram is in answer to a private
message. The prisoners made application
just in time to prevent execution. The
higher court moans the President and Sec
retary of the Militaiy. The prisoners are
confined in prison at (luaymar and are sepa
rated, each one being in close confinement.
This action means a death sentence.”
A French Steamer in Collision.
Washington, May 7.—A private dis
patch from Havre announces that the
French steamer L’Champagne which sailed
from Havre for New York to-day was in
collision after leaving Havre. No par
ticulars have been received further that
that all the cabin passengers are safe.
ITALIAN EMIGRANTS DROWNED.
London, May 7.—The Goneral Trans
atlantic steamer LaChampagno, which
sailed from Havre for New York at 9
o’clock this morning, while returning after
having been in collision ran aground neur
Avranches. It is reported that twenty
Italian emigrants, while attempting, re
gardless of discipline, to escape in the life
boats, were drowned. The remainder of
the passengers were safely landed. Tho
steamer can be floated easily.
An Explosion at a Powder Mill.
WiLKERBAKRK, Pa., May 7.—This after
noon the corning mill of the Laflm Powder
Company, at Moasic, exploded with great
violence. A number of small buildings ad
joining the mill were literally blown to
pieces and the timbers scattered over an
area of several hundred yards. Although
the mill was in full operation at the time of
the explosion only one man, Joseph Frazer,
was killed. Many others who wore at work
a short distance away escaped uninjured,
it is impossible to learn the cause of the ex
plosion. The loss is about #3,009.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 7.—Paul Grott
kau, the Anarchist who made incendiary
speeches at Milwaukee Garden last May,
was this morning sentenced to one year at
hard labor in the House of Correction.
Grottkau will be held in jail for a week in
order to allow his attorneys to appeal to the
Supreme Court for anew trial on a writ of
error. Mrs. Parsons, wife of the condemned
Chicago Anarchist, was present when sen
tence was pronounced. The court loom
was packed with people.
A Newspaper Change.
Detroit, Mich., May 7.—Tho Eronlng
Journal to-day announces its sale to \V. H.
Brearly, formerly of the Detroit Evening
Nutve. The sale is made on account of the
ill health of William Livingston, Jr., Presi
dent of the Erming Journal Company.
Mr. Brearly will assume control May 14,
and intends at the end of each year to divide
tho jier centago of profits among his em
ployes in addition to their salaries.
Washington, May 7.—The Washington
Monument Commission to-day held a meet
ing to discuss tile advisability of closing the
monument to tho public after June 1 on ac
count of the continued acts of vandalism
which nro continually perpetrated by visit
ors. The ailver ornaments of the Nevada
stone have been mutilated and the
commission will endeavor to stop these dis
graceful acta by refusing admission to tho
Chattanooga’s Bessemer Mills.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Mny 7.— The
Roane Iron Company commenced opera
tions here to-day with its steel mill. It is
the largest Bessemer steel plant over built
in the South, the investment representing
#1,000,000. It starts with a enisicity of
300 ton* of steel per day and employs 060
hands. Two Bessemer steel mills are now
in operation here. They are tho only ones
in the Bouth.
Mkmthis, May T.--Thc graves of the Con
federate dead in Elm word Cemetery were
decorated to-dav with usual ceremonies.
Col. Luke W. Finlay delivered thu oration.
! IN TIIE JAWS OF DEATH
HORRIBLE PREDICAMENT OF A
MAN ON A TRESTLE.
When Midway Across a Lightning Ex
press Comes Rushing Down on Him
An Attempt* to Drop Through tuid
Hang by His Hands Ends in Hla Being
Stuck; Between the Girders With His
Hoacl and Shoulders Exposed--Tha
Train Stops Throe Feet Away.
Thomasvtllk, Ga., May 7.—The Now
Orleans express, leaving here at 1:17 p. m.
on Wednesday, was running along at tho
rate of forty miles an hour between Cairo
and Whigham, when the engineer (Jenkins,
locomotive 63) ou approaching Big Tido
creek discovered a man making his way
over the trestleworlc. Finding that lie
would uot have time to get across ahead of
the swiftly approaching train, the man. a
largo stout individual, endeavored to drop
between the ties so as to hold on by his
hands while the train should pass over him.
To the horror of the engineer, however, the
man caught by th e waist and hung there
between the rails with his head
and shoulders stieikng up, nn object of
certain destruction if the train should strike
him. Engineer Jenkins sgpang off his seat,
jammed the air-brakes down as tightly as
they could lie put on and reversed his huge
engine, one of the largest on the road, and
“pulled her open.” The man’s cries were
described as fearful as ho hung there await
ing almost certain death, and his feelings
cun perhaps never be described. He must
have died mentally a dozen times, but al
most miraculously the No. 68 came to a stop
hissing and trembling when the ponderous
cowcatcher was within three feet of the un
fortunate) man. He was rescued from his
perilous position, and went his way re
joicing at his almost miraculous escape. But
tor Engineer Jenkins’ prompt and efficient
efforts and his care and watchfulness the
man, whose name is unknown, would have
died a most horrible death. As it is, he will
hardly core to venture upon such another
experiment as crossing a trestle ahead of an
express train again soon.
A Free Fight at a Negro Church- Ply
ing the Knife.
Eatonton, Ga., May 7. —Thursday night
at the negro Methodist church, where the
public school was celebrating the end of the
term, a general fight occurred. It was
caused by' someone in the audience who
didn’t like the proceedings and raised an ob
jection, when a free fight ensued. Several
were hurt, but none seriously. Several pis
tols were draw n, but not used Several
were up before the Mayor yesterday after
noon and different fines imposed. One negro
now languishes behind tho bare in the county
Wednesday night, last, on the plantation
of 8. A. Rice, about three miles from 1 Eaton
tou, there occurred a serious cutting affray
between Roliert Munford and another negro,
in which Munford was very badly knifed.
It seems the difficulty grew out of a dispute
about a woman on tiie plantation. He was
brought to the office of Dr. B. E. Brown at
a late hour Wednesday night, where it was
found he was badly cut in nine different
places, one of which is in the neck, and may
yet prove fata!. No arrest has been made,
as it is stated the negro was justifiable in the
JUDGE WILLIS’ FUNERAL.
The Pall-Bearers—The Interment Mado
Columbus, Ga., May 7.—The funeral of
Judge Willis took place to-day from his
residence in Wy'nnton. The pail-bearers
were ex-Gov. Smith, L. F. Garrard, AV. A.
Little, G. E. Thomas, J. M. McNeill. J. F.
Pou, A. A. Dozier, John Peabody, 8. B.
Hatcher and C. J. Thornton. A committee
was appointed by the bar to accompany
the remains to Talbotton, where they were
interred. The bar held a meetingthis morning
and adopted resolutions of regret on the
death of Judge Willis, which was caused
by a third stroke of paralysis. The ap
pointment of ox-Gov. Smith bv Gov. Gor
don to fill the vacancy caused by Judge
Willis’ death gives general satisfaction. As
court meets Monday, it was necessary to
appoint someone at once to preside over it.
WIL3ON PALMER’S PAL.
An Indiana Dotective Identifies Him
as a Respectable Farmer.
Thomasville, Ga., May 7.—Tho Deputy
Sheriff of Kosciusko county, Ind, arrived here
this morning nnd identified the man who
was last arrested for Palmer’s pal as being
an upright, highly respected farmer of that
county. He brought full credentials and
numerous evidences of Mussel man’* good
standing. Those who identified him ns hav
ing been with Wilson Palmer at tiie time
Sheriff Hurst was shot still assert that lie is
the man, but Judge IJansell, being satisfied
that it is a case of mistaksn identity, to-day
ordered Musseilman’s release, and ho and
the Sheriff from Indiana will leave the city
BURGLARS AT SPARTA.
A Grocery Store Entered but Nothing
Valuable Carried Away.
Sparta, Ga., May 7.—The grocery store
of H' F. & E. A. Rosier was entered last
night early in the night by some thief who
entered by a rear door by prizing it ojien
with an ax. He went into the safe but
luckily for the proprietors they liad taken
out all of their money and left the safe un
locked. One of their clerks, a boy, hail
reason to go into tiie store, and he saw the
burglars go out of the door they hail en
tered. He wan under the impression that
it was ouo of the proprietors and went lairk
to the door and found out that it had been
broken oiien. The linn lias not missed any
MURDERJN THE CUP.
Two Mon Have a Drinking Match
Which Ends in Stabbing.
DuPont, Ga., May 7.—This afternoon
about 3 o’clock at Newnansvilln, Kia., a
fatal stabbing affair occurred between Fen
ton Easterlyn, of Newman* vi lie, nnd n man
by the name of Calvin, from Augusta, Ga.
Both parties were drinking, each contending
that he could drink more than tho other. It
nodus Calvin was coining out abend, where
upon Easterlyn drew hi., knife uml com
menced stubbing Calvin in tho abdomen and
chest. The wounds resulted in Calvin’* im
mediate death. Easterlyn as yet is not
Fire at Louisville.
Louisvillk, Ga., May 7.—The dwelling
house of I. F. Farmer was entirely con
sumed by fire this morning at 0:30 o’clock.
When first discovered tiie whole roof wan in
a light blaze and in less time than half an
hour the houso wa* burned to the ground.
The total loss is estimated at #3,000. He
wa* insured in the Georgia Home Insurance
Company, of Columbus, Ga, however, for
$1,009-*1,500 being on the house and #lO9
on tiie furniture. The origin of the fire
can not bo determined.
Hall at Spring Garden.
Palatka, Fla., May 7.—A terrific hail
and thunder storm jmssed over Spring Gar
den. forty-five mile* south of here, on the
Jacksonville, Tamna and Key Went rail
road, at 8:o0 o'clock this ftfterr.oon. Hail
stones nearly the size of hens’ eggs fell con
tinuously for seven minute*. Rain fell in
sheet* and tho wind was heavy. Probable
heavy damage has been done to garden* and
fruit trees. k
Several Bills Passed and a Ballot Taken
In Joint Session.
Tallahassee, May 7. —In consequence
of doubt as to tho authority of the present
legislature to pass special and local laws a
joint resolution was to-day passed asking
tho Governor to got the opinion of the
Justices of the Supreme Court as to the
legality of legislation under this provision.
The Senate to-day passed the bill granting
anew charter to Falatka.
The railroad commission bill was made
the special order for Tuesday.
The hill incorporating Do Land University
has passed both houses, lx:eu signed and
sent to the Governor,
The House to-day passed tho bill requiring
railroads to fence their trucks or pav for
The Seim to passod the bill forming Osce
ola county from a portion of Orange and
The bill forming Lee county from a part
of Monroe was ready for passage when the
joint session convened at noon and voted
for Senators as follows:
Goodrich (Republican) 14
The House then adjourned to Monday.
The Senile spent the afternoon consider
ing the bill to incorporate banking associa
tions aud the bill relative to tax certificates.
Hon. David 8. Walker, just appointed by
Gov. Perry Judge of the Second Judicial
Circuit of Florida, was born in Logan coun
ty, Kv., May 2, 1815, and came to Florida
in 18.87. Having studied law and been ad
mitted to the bar he at once entered upon a
successful and honorable career us a lawyer
and citizen. Early in life ho showed a taste
for politics and he has held political offices
of some kind nearly his whole life, having
occupied nearly every office ill the gift of
the people, except United States Senator,
and he came within one vote of being elected
to this high position when the Demo
crats lacked one of a majority
in the Legislature. At different
times he bos U-en Mayor of Tallahassee,
Senator in the State Legislature, and after
wards a member of the Assembly, State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction, Register
of Public lands, Judge of the State Su
preme Court, Governor of Florida, and in
187 ft was appointed by Gov. Drew Judge of
the circuit to which he has just broil reap
pointed. He established the university
library at Tallahassee, and is highly
honored as one of the most progressive and
valued citizens of the State. Tallahassee
has always been his home.
DE LAND BRIEFLETS.
Commencement Week at the Univer
DkLand, Fla. , May 7.—This has been a
busy week for the professors, students aud
friends of the university here. On Friday
the (Inal examinations were held and Prt f.
Forties, the head of the institution, said they
were extremely gratifying to tho faculty.
Sunday morning the handsome auditorium
of the Baptist church was crowded to hear
tho baccalaureate sermon by Prof. Forbes.
Tho professor took for his text tho familiar
quotation from Psalms cxix, ft: "Where
withal shall a young man cleanse his way?
By taking hold thereto according to triy
word." He enlarged on this
subject, illustrating and exem
nlyiug by many very appropriate similies.
lie gave the graduates words of sound ad
vice regarding the opening of the new life
before them, and urged them to choose
aright at first. The sermon was a brilliant
and interesting one.
Monday evening the faculty and students
gave a reception to their friends at Stetson
Hall, which was a success.
Tuesday afternoou there was given an art
reception, displaying the work of tho stu
dents in pencil and crayon drawing, free
hand drawing, oil and water color painting,
tapestry, fancy work, etc. The specimens
shown were extremely creditable to the
members of the art classes. Miss Anna K.
Tuthill, the teacher, is a fine artist, and a
handsome life-size crayon portrait of Hon.
H. A. Do Land, just finished by her, estab
lishes her ability.
In the evening the "Palmetto Club," com
posed of students of the University, gave a
delightful entertainment to a crowded
The church interior was handsomely and
tastefully trimmed and decorated by the
young [icople of the club, Miss Carrie Pon
nell having it in charge.
Wodnosday evening the church was again
crowded to listen to the commencement ex
ercises. The following was the
Sonata No. 4 Mozart
Martha D. Owen.
Prayer Ilev. W. N. Chadoln
Solo, "Burst, Ye Apple Bud*, ” btephin A. Emery
Declamation ‘ The Hope of the Republic"
Recitation "The I-egend of Bnegenz"
Essay "Education of Women"
Helen C. Holbrook.
"Kong of the Triton” (Femn I- (Quartette) .Molloy
Mrs. Mend, Misses Webb. Terry and Hutton.
Essay “The True Purpose of Culture"
Martha 1). Owen,
Declamation..“ The Black Horse and His Rider”
A. I>. Abercrombie.
l’iano Solo. Weber
Presentation of Diplomas.
At the close President Foriics deli vered
the diplomas in a very felicitous address,
remurking that one graduate represent 'd a
typical Southern State (Kentucky),the other
a Northern one (Mnssacusetts) —both uniting
here in Florida to complete their education
at DeLand, the Athens of the South.
Afterward he read a telegruni from Sena
tor IVlano, at Tallahassee, announcing tho
passage of the college charter. This wus re
ceived with cheei-s.
A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.
This is a beautiful section of the Htato,
high ami rolling, and with very fertile
lands. Mr. Stetson’s grove is a tine one,
and numerous others which the MoRNINiI
News representative visited, showed signs
of great thrift. Ghrovesof large Size—twenty,
thirty, fifty, sixty and one hundred hatch
are iiot uncommon, and numerous tracts
are being improved all through here, and
thousands of young trees will be planted this
The residence* all through the country
surrounding the place are a great surprise
to the stranger, as they are comfortably
built, large and roomy, and thoi. surround
ings pleasant, with flower gardens, Lean
tilul plants and shrubs, and, Til fact, all the
improvements one seas In the older settled
communities. The Inst few years have
added wonderful improvements to this part
of Volusia. The groves in a two mile ra
diu< from the centre of DeLand cover fully
A Prleonor Confesses.
Elkhorx. Wifi., May 7.—Tho mystery
surrondiug the shooting of Mrs. Tarbell near
this place last Sunday night has been cleared
up by the confwaion of IvMI, wbo broke
down completely in jail to-day, and made a
chan breast of the crime, lie savs he de
liberately shot lit* wife in tho heorf and then
wounded ids own arm to throw oir sus
jiicion. The woman is now at the boms of
nor ]iren ts at Caldwell, Kaclne county, and
it is thought she will recover. Tarbell
given no mason for tho crime.
A Fight for Strawberries.
Chattanooua, Te.nn., May 7.— The
Southern Express Company aiwl tho Balti
more and Ohio Express Company, in com
peting for strawberry shipments from here
to the North, have commenced a war und
rates are being slashed by lioth and have
been rwitwwi over 50 per cent, already.
The Chattanooga fruit growers are reaping
the benefits. '
ATLANTA’S IRE STILL DP
THE ROW WITH COWHIDE ANB
CANE CAUBEB OTHERS.
Harry Whitamore and A. M. Gardner
Fight Over the Case in an Alley and
the Former Completely Knocked Out
—Editor Atwood’s Face Slapped—The
Atlanta, Ga., May 7.—The announce*
mont of the death of Judge T. J. Willis, of
tho Chattahoochee circuit, at Columbus last
night, brought to the Governor the neces
sity of the immediate appointment of a suc
cessor, as the term of Muscogee Superior
Court logins Monday. There were a large
number of formal applicants for the posi
tion. Some of them were received by wire
last night. This morning the Governor re
ceived a dispatch from a number of promi
nent memliers of tho Columhus bar request
ing that he would withhold the appoint
ment till he could hear from them, the in
ference being that they were trying to
harmonize. The Governor felt that there
should be no delay in the appointment, and
determined to make it at once.
EX-OOV. SMITH APPOINTED.
His first, choice was cx-Gov. Smith, but
lie was uncertain as to his acceptance. He
wired him to know if he would accept, and
received an affirmative answer. The Gov
ernor then forwarded his commission this
aftern,Min. .Gov. Smith, under this ap
pointnient, will hold till the Legislature
elects. A dispatch from the Columbus bar
this afternoon to the Governor announced
Gov. Smith’s appointment satisfactory.
There is a profgioct of a lively contest be
fore tho Legislature.
The Governor has appointed tho following
board of visitors to the university: T. E.
Atkinson of Coweta, Thomas G.
Dougherty. Hooper Alexander of
li. 11. Blood wort hot Monroe, 11. C. 1 iinK
of Fulton, W. S. Basingot of
.1. Scott of Fulton, uud Carlton CvBHK
The Adjutant General Ims reoefynMpil
tiee that anew military eompnny.fn^HHr
Sylvania, the Hi ties, ha%e
selves and request an order for tho
of officers. -’Ssmi
Col. John Towers, principal knepef SHIK
penitentiary, had a violent attack
gentinn of the stomach in his office
which nearly proved fatal. Prompt JMBp
cal treatment alone saved his life.
THE COWHIDING CASE.
Harry Whitamore, a friend
Burke, challenged A. M.
friend of Charles Atwooo, for a fi
night. They wont into an alley
Gardner punished Mr
hly that he had to he taken home in
Both men gave bond for their appfUMMBBt
for disorderly conduct. Mr. Gantl#T B IK
first declined to fight, but Mr. Whitamore
and his friends forced it on him.
Hooper Alexander, a lawyer here, asked
Charles Atwood on the street to-day if he
struck Captain Burke, of the Gate City
Guard, with a cowhide.
“Yes, I did,” said Mr. Atwood.
“I am a member of the Gate City Guard,”
said Mr. Alexander, “and you can take
that,” slapping Mr. Atwood lightly on the
Mr. Atwood said: “Well, T can fight the
whole company,” and Mr. Alexander walked
off. Public sentiment here condemns the
conduct of Mr. Alexander.
Etta Henderson and Mollie Williams, the
negresses, were sent to jail to-day in default
of SSOO Isold each, for attempting to de
coy young white girls to go to Suvannah
for bad purposes.
JACOB SHARP’S HOME LIFE.
A Few Points About the Alleg'd Briber
of the Boodlers.
New Yonx, May 7. —Jake Sharp comes to
trial within a week and the event will in
terest the whole countiy. It is singular
that as much as his name has been before
the public, nothing is ever said about his
homo life or his early struggles, and yet
both are unusually full of interest. Jacob
Sharp began life in the northern part of
New York as a poor boy, who had to work so
hard for his daily bread that there was little
time left for study, and wliatever spare time
he did have was given up to experiments
which he hoped would result, in the invent
ing of something that would be the founda
tion of a fortune, for he wan ambitious, and
he worked with a quiet, dogged jx-rsistenc*
that was bound to suoeeed. People were di
vided in there opinions of him, some think
ing hima fool, others believing him a genius.
When he was IB he married his present
wife, who was then about 14, and they went
to live in a little log cabin which ho bad
liuilt with his own hands. He made all the
furniture, mid some of it was beautifully
carved by the aid of a jackknife.
Their home was on the edge of tho forest
which ho cleared little by little, working for
farmers almut at $8 ji-r month and having
but little time to work nt home. Still lie
managed to cultivate enough to give them
a living in addition to his wages. Here
their first child was born.
During the first five years of their mar
ried life no two ever worked harder than
they, and it was not long before their in
dudry and frugality began to tell. About
this tune Mr. Sharp patented his horseshoe
which was the foundation of his future
•success, and this was followed by other ifi
ventlons in rapid succession. In 184 ft they
left Rome and came to New York aud pros
Their first child was lorn in a log cabin,
their last iir a house worth $50,0w1. Mr.
Sharp became interested in the horse cai-s
and since 1852 has been trying to got a
franchise on Broadway. At this time his
wife kept and made a home for him. tha
like of w* ich few men can boost. Their
home in Twenty-third street is & large,
rather old-fashioned building, with a small
grass plot in front and large yard in the
Ttie house is furnished handsomely and
even.luxuriously, but with more regard for
comfort than disiiluy.
Mrs. Hluu-p, like her husband, worked
hard in her youth, end brought up her
children herself, but her innate refinement
and true, gentle womanliness have long since
overcome her early lack of education.
Home years ago she began to paint, feel
ing that she had at least a love for art, and
though she hail many periods of discourage
ment, ha* succeeded so well the.t her house
is filled with handsome paintings, many of
them IXu ter than the average shown at the
academy. She paints from nature gener
ally, and artists say that her picture* are
worthy of high praise.
The whole atmosphere of her home is one
of peai-e and comfort and domeatio liar
mnny.nnd sheis oneof the sweetest, best and
kindest of women. Her charities are un
iMiunded, though done in silence. She
di et-sos simply and plainly except on rare oc
casions. and kepps an almost ojieti house for
every body. Ail her children are living ex
cept her first bom son. wlio died a couple of
year ago. and she has se\e>-al grandchild
roll, ull of them huving talent, and one. Mi-*
Dell Roger*, is bound for success in litera
ture. Their home life is a model for every
ls>ly to follow, und it seems haul that their
old age should be overshadowed, and espec
ially that she should suffer,
Olive Harper. .
Fotherlngliarn Sues the Companies.
Ht. Louis, May 7. —Expre s Messenger
Fotheringham has sued the Adam* Express
Company and Pinkerton’s Detective Agency
for 1100,000 damage for false arrest and im
The Cause of Consumption.
' Scrofula, manifesting itself in blotches,
pimple*, eruptions, lait-rheiun and ptbSa
blemishes of the skin, is 1.-ut, to .> u;r.. by ar.d
bv to infect tin- delicate tissues of the lung*
also, and result in ulceration thus ending m
consumption. Dr. Pierces “Golden Medi
cal Discovery” will meet and vanquish the
enemy in its stronghold of tlw blood nud
east it out of the system. All druggist*.