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O’BRIEN’S TRIP IN CANADA
TORONTO’S mayor advises him
NOT TO COME.
protection Promised If He Insists on
Visiting the City—Lord Lansdowne
Urges That the Visitor be Given a
Fair Field—A Toronto Mass Meeting
Indorses the Governor General.
Toronto, May 13.—The Globe to-morrow
eill announce on Lord Lansilownes au
thority that the Governor General wishes
Jlr. O’Brien to have full liberty of speech.
In view of the probability of Mr. O'Brien
attending the Loyalist meeting in Queen’s
Park to-morrow the Board of Police Com
missioners held a meeting to-day and made
ample provision for keeping order. Police
arrangements were also made for Tuesday
evening next, when Mr. O’Brien proposes
Following are the resolutions to be sub
mitted to the public meeting to-morrow af
ternoon: “That this meeting reprobates
the action of William O’Brien in visiting
this city for the purpose of exciting a
hostile feeling against, the Governor Gen
eral on account of differences between his
excellency and his tenants in Ireland, and
desires to express its unabated confidence iu
the high character of the Marquis of Laus
downe and in his fitness to represent her
majesty in Canada. That this meeting
looks with perfect confidence to Parliament
for a wise and just settlement of all ques
tions relating to Ireland.”
Mr. O’Brien’s friends have not yet suc
ceeded in obtaining a hall to hold a meeting
The following dispatch from Mr. O'Brien
was to-day received from Montreal by Presi
dent Mulligan, of the Toronto branch of the
National League: “It is of the utmost im
portance that a public meeting should be
held in Toronto, no matter how small the
hall. The corporation’s breach of contract
only strengthens our position. Quebec is
A SECOND DISPATCH TO MR. O’BRIEN.
Toronto, May 13, 10p.m.— Mayor Howland
has sent a second dispatch to Mr. O'Brien,
which was prepared this evening, stilting
that he would greatly prefer that Mr.
O'Brien would not visit Toronto, but that it’
he came he would extend him all the protec
tion which the law empowered him to ex
tend. Tlie action of the entire population
here to-day, after yesterday’s enthusiasm
had cooled, furnished an opportunity of
judging the impression which Mr. (VBrion's
visit lias created, and it is one, so far, of un
PARNELL’S BAD HEALTH.
London, May 13.—Mr. Parnells health
has become worse since his journey yester
day from Ireland to London. By Ins physi
cian's advice Mr. Parnell proceeds at once to
Bournemouth, where he will remain until
Tuesday, at which date he expects tube able
to attend Parliament.
The Times has resinned the publication of
regular articles intended to show connection
between “Parneilism and crime.” The pres
ent series of articles is entitled, “Behind the
Scenes in America.” The matter is the re
sult of an inquiry which the Times says it
instituted lu -t summer into the relations be
tween American Fenians and Parnellites,
and purports to contain a number of secret
records of the Clan Na Gael Society, ob
tained through a schism in the society” and
■uarrels among its leaders. Among the
ocurnents published are what is alleged to
l; copies of the constitution of the so
ciety, lists of its officers at various
epochs, letters from its past and present
leaders, secret circulars and reports of the
The Timc.s says its inquiries are not yet
complete, for the reason that the society has
been reorganized so that its system of work
ing has become impenetrable. Materially,
the Times says: “It is impossible to doubt
that the policy of the Parnellites,
and therefore of Mr. Gladstone, is
ultimately dictated by tho heads
of the society of Patrick Ford.
A JUBILEE PROPOSAL.
Morris (Progressist Conservative) asked
the government in the House of Commons
to-day whether, in the event of the passage
(, coercion bill, they would consider the
,n of recommendin'; to the Queen, as
i ' nf the features of her jubilee celebration,
the granting of general amnesty to all per
sons in Ireland under detention for agra
rinncv, but not guilty of personal violence.
“!’• • s iith, answering for the government,
tii : tin y were not in a position to make any
HEALY’S NEW AMENDMENT.
Mr. Healey, in order to meet the case of
'•eter, moved as an amendment to the
' s s bill that an inquiry must be directed
imu the cause of crime, whether in a pro
t'iattaol district or not, upon sworn inl'or
nwtion by an injured party.
Mr. Holmes, Attorney General for Ire
-11,1 17 pudiated the amendment as uiniec.
Mr. Healy challenged Mr. Holmes to nion-
f lon ,l single instance of an Orangeman
hth"?' Ranged tor the murder of a.
Mr. Holmes said ho was glad that an op
pwtuuity was afforded him to explain his
jeastm for saying the blood of i liffen would
* on the head of Earl Spencer. Earl
spencer knew that rival Nationalist and
r.nige meetings were announced to beheld
6 promote on the same day and they
t U oj * mvo been prohibited Therefore
„ Mahnos) maintained that the expression
HOLMES TAKEN TO TASK,
pud Hareourt reproached Mr. Holmes
iterating ail expression intended to in-
Knne party passion.
Air. Balfour said that the lust speaker
rr , lll, t fear that the example of Mr.
alines would have any injurious effect on
IjCDtlenien below the gangway, and he
ske, ‘ whether the opposition would supporl
M amendment extending to uiiproclniiiicd
“•Mriets the operation or the clause which
wiry were now opposing word by word.
Mr. Gladstone said no marveled al Mr.
am Tour's wishing a peaceful close of the
1 eeussiou. He (Mr. Gladstone) had heard
}“'• Moirnes’speech withtiiegreatest regi-< t.
t appeared to him that Mr. Holmes said
e thing in Parliament and another thing
The ('hninnan— Order! Order! The dis
p uon is traveling wide of the subject. I
W j!i . , ni °f ler should drop.
"b - . Gladstone resumed his sent after er-
regret that Mr. Balfour hud chosen
K, jy°long the discussion,
i lie amendment was withdrawn.
'll. Ijickwood (Litoral), moved an antend
, 11 '.'yph the object of limiting tlie operu
ahT i '"° claase to the most serious armies.
Attorney General Webster said that tho
s wirment wus unable to accept the*
, V p G’Gonnor said that the government
iHtf R liM *' the cat out of the bag in ail
,?)K *hat the ma>i stringent powers of
•ie In,) were to suppress boycotting,
the amendment was finally rejected.
NOT A DYNAMITER.
C.o" Orleans, May 13.—Tlie steamer
uinare, one* sent to the Arctic ocean bv
h.W*' Howgate, of the .Signal Service, and
nich tho British government was recently
expecting off the Irish coast loaded with
dynamite, was sunk May 5 five miles from
Ruatan. She was in the New Orleans and
Ruatan fruit trade. No lives were lost.
CARDINAL GIBBONS AT LONDON.
His Arrival in tho City Kept from the
London, May 13.—Cardinal Gibbons ar
rived in London yesterday. He kept bis
movements secret, as ho was desirous of
avoiding receptions and being lionized. Af
ter a brief interview with Cardinal Manning
he proceeded to St. Joseph’s College of the
Sacred Heart, at Mill Hill, a northwest su
burb of the city, where Bishop Vaughan
and Canon Benoit, rector of the College,
received him. Cardinal Gibbons declines to
be interviewed. Bishop Vaughan says the
Cardinal came here for quiet, and also to
consult with the Bishop and Canon
Benoit with reference to negro missions in
America. The college has a special interest
in negro missions in the Southern States. It
was not his purpose to consult with Cardi
nal Manning on the Knights of Labor or
other subjects. To-morrow Cardinal Gib
bons will go to Manchester to inspect St.
Bedes College and then to Liverpool. He
will also visit St. Joseph Mission College, at
Freshfield, going thence to Scotland, and re
turning to America in May. He does not
intend while here to appear at any public
He Must be in Rome in Forty Days or
Rome, May 13.—The Pope will, it is an
nounced, communicate at once with Arch
bishop Corrigan, of New York, regarding
the case of Dr. McGlynn. His holiness, it
is stated, will in this communication approve
the Archbishop’s conduct toward Dr. Mc-
Glynn, and charge his grace to warn the
priest, once for all, that it lie doesn’t present
himself before the supreme ecclesiastical
authorities at Rome within forty days, lie
will bo formally excommunicated.
War Preferred to the Prevailing Fi
London, May 13.—A dispatch from Odes
sa, says: "The Bankruptcy Court is blocked
with insolvency cases of old-established and
hitherto flourishing concerns. Many com
mercial men would welcome war as infin
itely preferrable to the present depression.
The submarine cable in the Bay of Sebas
topol has been cut and portions of it have
been st.ilen. Only high military officials
knew of the existence of the cable.”
The Russian Language.
Berlin, May 13. —The Post says that the
Czar has approved the proposal of the Prus
sian Ministerial Council that teachers and
pupils in German gymnasia and schools in
the Baltic provinces be required to use the
Russian language as a medium of education.
The “Lohengrin” affair in Paris has made
irrevocable the German government’s de
cisions not to take part in the Paris exposi
tion. A few German traders will be repre
Paris, May 13. ine German soldiersem
ployed in the Sehmertz factory, at Marain
ville, which was recently closed by the gov
ernment, have been summarily expelled
from the country. It is reported that a
similar factory near the frontier is about to
be closed. Reprisals are being made on the
other side of the frontier, where various
person have been punished for singing the
“Marseillaise” and shouting “Vive La
England’s Afghan Commission.
St. Petersburg, May 13.—Although the
Russian government has treated Sir West
Ridgeway, chief of the British commission
of the Afghan frontier dispute, with the
utmost courtesy since the arrival of himself
and his colleagues here early last month, it
refuses to abate any of its claims. The
Czar to-day received the members of the
British commission. Sir West Ridgeway
will spend a few days in Moscow.
Melinite Shells Show Up Poorly.
Toulon, May 13.—At the trial here the
new melinite shells, with which the govern
ment is experimenting, failed to pierce the
ironclad Beiliqueu.se against which they
were thrown. The Beiliqueuse is a vessel of
the old type, and was built in 1835.
England’s Stay in Egypt.
Cairo, May 13.—1n the new convention
between the Porte and Great Britain it is
agreed that the period of British occupation
of Egypt shall be not less than two and not
more than five years.
Appeal of the Orleans Princes.
Paris, May 13.—The Council of State to
day gave a hearing to an appeal of the Or
leans Princes against their expulsion from
France’s Crown Jewels.
Paris, May 13.—The sale of the* crown
jewels was continued to-day. Twelve lots
were disposed of, fetching a total of 405,000
New York, May 13. —James F. Taylor,
who, together with Henry B. Chamberlain,
is held by Inspector Byrnes for the murder
of Mrs. Margaret Ernst in New Haven, has
made a detailed confession. He charges
Chamberlain with having persuaded him to
assist him. The remarkable point connected
with the confession is that Chamberlain
fully indorses it in the following voluntary
statement: “I. Henry B. Chamberlain, have
read the annexed statement by James F.
Taylor. 1 am tbe person mentioned, and
corrobato it in every detail as true. H. B.
Cook County's Boodlers.
Chicago, May 13. —After an exciting
fwssage with State’s Attorney Grinnel the
defense in the boodle cases to-day consented
to the swearing in of four jurors and suc
ceeded in having the bailiff removed, who
lias heretofore lieen selecting tiic panel men.
Mr. Grinnel declared that he had no sym
pathy with the members of the Orange
Brotherhood, and added: “I believe that
any one who belongs to tho society is worse
than a fool—he is worse than an Anarchist.”
Anew special venire will be summoned
Knights of Honor.
Philadelphia, Pa.. May 13.—The
Knights of Honor continued their sessions
to-day. Various constitutional amendments,
necessitated by errors and intended only to
bring various parts of tliat instrument into
harmony, and the report* of committees
were heard. A number of members ac
cepted an invitat ion to visit Girard College
in the county with the ladies of the party,
A Case of Leprosy.
Minneapolis, May 13.—A genuine case I
of leprosy has lieen discovered here. The !
victim is a Norwegian, aged 30 years, who j
says lie contra' led the disease in Norway I
and lias suffered nine years. He is appar
ently in the last stays of the disease. He
has three children who have so far escaped |
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1887.
SEALS TO CAUSE NO WAR,
THE TWO BRITISH SCHOONERS
RELEASED LONG AGO.
No Demand for Their Liberation Ever
Made by Her Majesty’s Government
—The Question of This Government’s
Jurisdiction Over Behring Sea Not
Brought Up by the Correspondence.
Washington, May 13. —1 t is said at the
Treasury Department that there is no
foundation for the report that the revenue
steamer Rush will shortly sail from San
Francisco for Alaska for the purpose of
taking the United States Marshal to
Ounalaska to sell at public auction the
British vessels Onward and Thornton
which were seized last July for violating the
seal fishery laws. In the first place, it is
said, that the Rush is not going to Alaska
at all, and in the second the British vessels
mentioned were released by this govern
ment sometime ago. The Rush will start
on her usual summer cruise in Northern
waters in about it month, but as yet her
orders have not been prepared.
NO DEMAND FOR DAMAGES.
Inquiry at the Department of State re
garding the British vessels seized in Behring’s
sea last summer discloses the fact that no
demand has ever been made by the British
government for the release of the vessels nor
has any claim for damages caused by the
seizure been made upon the government of
the United States. The correspondence be
tween the two governments on the subject
was very limited. It opened with a letter
from the English government reciting the
fact of the seizures and asking for informa
tion relative to the details. This was re
ceived in September last and Secretary
Bayard immediately began an examination
of the matter.
CAUSE OF THE DELAY.
It became necessary to secure a record of
the proceedings before the United States
Court in Alaska, which had resulted in the
condemnation of the sealers, and it was not
until the following February that this was
received at the department. A careful ex
amination was then made of the law and of
the treaty of cession by which the United
States became possessed of Alaska, which
resulted in ati order for the release of the
seized vessels. The fact that the scalers had
been released was communicated to the
British government, and that was about all
there was of the correspondence on the sub
this government’s jurisdiction.
There had been no occasion for this gov
ernment to make an official declaration of
the extent of its jurisdiction over the waters
of Behring sea The matter received care
ful examination, however, and the details of
the treaty and prior correspondence on the
general subject of marine jurisdiction were
studied. It was found that the boundary
line between the Russian and United States
possessions as defined by the treaty divided
the waters of Behring’s sea into two parts,
which would tend to negative the idea that
it was a “closed sea” as the term is com
This government has also resisted vigor
ously the claim of Russian jurisdiction of
the sea of Ochotsk, which at the time was
almost surrounded by Russian possessions
and refused to acknowledge Russia’s claim
to jurisdiction over Berring’s sea before the
cession of Alaska.
In 1870, however, Congress passed laws for
the protection of the fisheries of Behring’s
sea, and by its decision sustaining seizures.
The Alaskan court appears to have affirmed
the jurisdiction thus asserted.
watching a suit.
Meanwhile, before assuming a final stand
on the question of jurisdiction the Depart
ment of State is awaiting with interest the
result of a suit for #22,500 brought in Mas
sachusetts against Capt. Ab!>ey, of the
Corbin, by the owners of the American
schooner Sierra, which was also seized last
summer in Alaskan waters, distant thirty
miles from the nearest land.
NORTHERN PACIFIC’S LANDS.
The Company Very Eager to Arrive at
Washington. May 13.— The counsel for
the Northern Pacific railroad will to
morrow have a conference with Secretary
Lamar, with a view to an amicable and
speedy adjustment of the Northern Preifie
indemnity land question, recently brought
into prominence by President Cleveland’s
letter to the Secretary of the Interior in the
Guilford Miller case. The counsel said to
day that, while regretting the mistake of
the President as to the facts in the Miller
case, the Northern Pacific Company are en
tirely willing to submit to tho conclusions
arrived at. The company professes willing
ness to ascertain at its own expense the ex
tent of its losses and make a prompt selection
from unoccupied adjacent lands within the
indemnity limits. All lands remaining af
ter such selections have been made and ap
proved by the Interior Department to be
immediately thrown open to settlement and
entry and for any hisses subsequent ly dis
covered the company shall take its chances
and make its selections from unoccupied
lands. The company asserts that Congress
obstructed the adjustment of the grant by its
failure to appropriate sufficient sums for
a survey of the lands in question.
Washington, May 13. —The following
Southeastern patents were issued to-day:
Henry 11. Tnomae and J. W. Woodward,
Dahlonega, Ga., spring motor.
John M. Brosin, Atlanta, Ga, vehicle
Charles Ken-isos, Jr., Charleston, S. C.,
barbed nail or spike.
Andrew H. Adams, assignor of one-naif to
L. B. Hubbard, Charleston, H. C., sash fast
Charles W. Nobb, Anniston, Ala., electric
lamp. _ __ _
A Big Task on Hand.
Washington, May 13.—The new United
States Treasurer, Mr. Hyatt, lias ten offi
cially notified of bis appointment, and is
expected to Hie his notice and take the oath
next week. The transfer from the outgoing
to the incoming Treasurer will involve a
count of the cash, ull the securities in the
Treasury ami au examination of the txioks,
records and accounts of the office. It is
estimated that this work will consume at
least two months.
Failures of the Week.
New York, May 13. —The business fail
ures occurring throughout the country dur
ing the last woek as ivjiorted to R. G. Dun
A. Cos. number for tie- United States 135
and for Canada 32, a total of I(J7, against
182 last week, l'.'l the week previous and
170 in the corresponding wet k last year.
Failures are decreasing in nil parts of the
country, except perhups Canada and tho
'Turner Sentenced to Hang.
Louisville, Ky., May 13. —Albert Tur
ner, one of the murderers of Jenuie Bow
man, has iiet'ti indicted by the grand jury,
tried under his confession of guilt, and sen
tenced to be hanged Friday, July 1. .
JAKE SHARP’S CASE.
The Trial to be Commenced on Monday
Before Juatice Van Brunt.
New York, May 13.—Chief Justice Van
Brunt presided at the opening of the court
of Oyer and Terminer this morning. The
session was for the arrangement of the day
and the details for the trial of Jacob Sharp
for bribery. All the counsel interested in
the case were present. District Attorney
Martine, and his assistants, Messrs. Delaney,
Nieoll and Semple, appeared for the people,
and Albert Stiekney, John E. Parsons, ex-
Judge Homer A. Nolson and Frank Dupig
nac, for the defense.
District Attorney Martine arose when
Capt. “Billy” Ricketts opened court and
said: “Your honor, I am simply here to
move the case of Jacob Sharp for” trial on
Addressing the counsel for Mr. Sharp,
Judge Van Brunt said: “Mr. Stiekney, is
there any reason why tlie case should not
proceed on Monday? 1 thought that I hail
about concludi'd my regular business on
Wednesday last, but there I erred. If you
are prepared to goon the work of the judges
can be laid out.”
Mr. Stiekney responded: “I have no doubt
that we will be ready.”
“Tlie people will tie ready,” Mr. Martine
Then the court adjourned until Monday
NOT A DEFALCATION.
The Will County Bank’s Cashier Ex
onerated by the President.
Chicago, May 13.—A few days ago the
Associated Press reported an alleged defal
cation in the Will County Nutional Bank.
To-day W. S. Brooks, President of the bank,
telegraphs the Associated Press from Joliet,
111., as follows: “A bank examiner has just
concluded an examination of the Will
County Bank of this city, and reports that
he finds its condition all satisfactory
and its affairs in good condition.
Henry C. Knowlton. late cashier,
was not short in his accounts with the bank,
nor a defaulter, nor has he been a fugitive,
nor was his father nor any other person for
him or on his account required to make up
or pay any deficiency to the bank. His
affairs with tne bank were
all clearly and satisfactorily
adjusted and he Isft the bank with the Gist
wishes of the officers for his success in what
ever undertaking ho might engage. His
residence is here and he is at present home
with his family.”
A LIFE INSURACE FIGHT.
The Company Ordered by the Court to
Pay a Policy. •
Chattanooga, May 13.—An important
life insurance case which has attracted much
attention throughout the country was de
cided hi the United States Court to-day by
Judge D. M. Key. The case was that of
Yonge vs. the Equitable Life Assurance
Company of New York. Mr. Yonge
made an application for 53,000 of in
surance and a policy was issued,
but was not presented at the assured’s
place of business until two weeks
after its date. When the policy was ready
for delivery it was learned that the assuivd
was sick, and it was refused. Five weeks
afterwards the assured died, and the policy
being still in the hands of the local agent, an
injunction was secured preventing its re
turn. The company contested the claim be
cause the application for insurance con
tained a cliuise providing that the first
premium must bejimd during the life of the
assured. Judge Key gave judgment for the
plaintiff for the face of the policy with in
terest and costs.
April Report of the National Exchange
at New Orleans.
New Orleans, May 18.—The April re
port of tho National Cotton Exchange gives
the cotton movement in the United States
’or the eight months ending April 30, 1887,
compared with that of the corresponding
period in 1885-86, as follows:
’ Bales. Bales.
Port receipts 5,119,816 6,054,168
Total overland shipments 1,100,519 994,728
Of which to mills 751,695 717,586
Of which to ports 318,876 234,502
Of which to Canada 24,504 24.557
in transit, overland 5,444 1,828
Total takings of Northern
spinners 1,477,523 1,586,260
At sea between ports 14,618 32,018
Exports to Great Britain..:. 2,501,271 1,980,017
Exports to France. 405,225 376,321
Exports to Continent and
Channel 1.162,811 1,208,304
Total exports 4,129,107 3,570,642
Stock at United States ports, 418,870 712,182
Spinners’takings for April 80,715 107,496
Overland shipments for April 51,162 51,490
The Bankers and Merchants Sue the
Western Union for $1,000,000.
Hartford, Conn., May 13.—The attach
ment in tho suit for $1,000,000 brought by
Clinton J. Farrel, receiver of the Bankers’
and Merchants’ Telegraph Company, was
served upon the local office of the Western
Union company to-day. The suit is for
damages caused by the cutting of tho
Bankers’ and Merchants’wires in July, 1885,
by agents of tho Western Union Company,
'ine switch-board in the local office was at
tached, 'out was promptly receipted for. A
copy of the writ was also sawed upon W. P
Bishop, a director of the Western Union
Company, at his homo in Bridgeport.
a decision rev ersed.
New York, May 13. —Tne Supreme Court
in general term to-day reversed the decision
of the lower court granting a foreclosure of
S3OO,(XX) divisional mortgage on the prop
erty of the Bankers’ and Merchants' Tele
graph Company, situated between Now York
ami Washington, and ordered anew trial of
Lum Smith Held in Bail.
Philadelphia, May 13.—Lum Smith,
publisher of the Agents' Herald, charged
with embracery by sending to a number of
jurors of tho present panel marked copies
of his paper and circulars relating to tho
libel suits brought against him by Anthony
Comstock and Joseph A. Britton, of the
New York Society for the Suppression of
Vice and Immorality, was to-day given a
hearing before Judge Gordon and held in
$2,500 bail for trial at the present term of
Officers of the Catholic Knights.
Chicago, May 13.—Tho Supreme Council
of the Catholic Knights of America con
cluded its biennial session to-day. J. L.
Coleman was elected Supreme President;
C.F.O’Rourke,Vice President: John B. Carr,
Secretary; M. J. O’Brien, Treasurer, ami
J. J. Duffy, J. M. Mclnenr and J. li.
Swartz, Trustei* for six, lour and two
Mrs. Grant’s Close Call.
New York, May 13. —The Mail and
K-xjiress says: "Mrs. Grant,-w idow of Gen.
Grant, has lieen very near death's door for
some days 4W v ~)
STAND BY THE UNION.
JEFFERSON DAVIS GIVES GOOD
ADVICE AT MERIDIAN.
Hundreds of People Gather to Shake
the Ex-Chieftain by the Hand—The
Women of the City Present Him With
a Floral Wreath—A Patriotic Reply
to a Toast.
Meridian, Miss., May 13.—At 11 o’clock
yesterday morning a public reception was
given Hon. Jefferson Davis at tho residence
of Col. J. R. Mclntosh, where he is stop
ping. For two hours a perfect stream of
peoplo passed through the parlors and shook
hands with the ex-ehieftian and his beauti
ful daughter. Mr. Davis was iu his best
humor and hod a pleasant word for each
one that, shook his hand. At 5 o’clock lost
evening a banquet and reception was given
in the court house grounds. Mr. Davis
made a short address, in which he thanked
the peoplo of Meridian for their most cor
the press association.
At this point the members of the Press
Association ascended the platform in a
body and presented their respects to him.
At the banquet there were 300 plates, and
seated at the tables were the most distin
guished men of the State. A floral wreath
was brought in and E. H. Dial presented it
to Mr. Davis in the name of the women of
Meridian. Mr. Davis, in accepting it, said:
“God has graced the South with beautiful
flowers and lovely women. The most
blessed of women are those of our own
Southland. With such feeling ex
pressions, the beautiful flowers which were
arranged so artistically by loving hands
are more beautiful than anything that has
been given to me.”
MR. DAVIS SPEAKS.
The second toast was to “Jefferson Davis,
soldier, statesman and champion of South
ern rights.” It was responded to by Hon.
Thomas H. Woods. When Mr. Davis rose
to reply he was greeted with long-continued
applause. He began by apologizing for the
short address he would make them, and said
that he was quite fatigued from the day’s
exercises. Continuing, he said: “I am un
able to treat this thenio as it should be with
out premeditation. What was the army
and navy of the South? It was the patriot
ism of persons who bared their breasts to
bullets in defending constitutional right.
CONSECRATED TO DEATH.
“With great navies and armies against
us we formed regiments and battalions. At
their head we placed Gen. Lee as their com
mander. We remember the scenes where the
wife, as she threw her arms around her hus
band’s neck, and daughters in loving em
brace gathering around those that were to
go; anil then the widowed mother, as she
let teardrops fall on the faco of the devoted
son she would never see again, and girdled
his sword to his waist and told him to go
forth as his father would have done. Those
were the kind of men we had.
FIGHTING TERRIBLE ODDS.
“With inferior numbers of men me march
ed onward fighting for our rights,and battle
after battle was fought and won. But
Northern historians never conceded that
and indulged in triumphs of miiol over mat
ter. But now those scenes ana incidents
have passed and they only live in minds and
history. United you are now and if the
tuiioiiis ever to be broken let the other side
break it. The army of the Mouth will shine
forever around the camp fires, and will still
shine to our children and children’s children.
The truth we fought for shall not encourage
you to ever fight ngain, but keep your word
in good or evu. God bless you all.”
MINNEAPOLIS IN ALARM.
The Mayor Arms Policemen With Win
chesters to Meet Incendiaries.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 13.—Several
fires broke out to-night, some of which were
incendiary and led Mayor Ames to believe
that a gang of fire bugs were organized for
the purpose of burning the city. Accord
ingly early this morning the Mayor directed
policemen, armed with Winchester rifles, to
guard the mills, lumber yards and factories.
Tlie boiler, blacksmith mid car repair shops
of the Minneapolis and St. Lonis Railroad
Company were burned about 2 o’clock this
morning. The loss is about $150,000, The
other losses by fire wore small.
Fire and the Oil Can.
Pittsburg, May 13.—At Coal Valley last
night Mrs. Cook poured oil from a kerosene
can upon a fire to hasten its burning. An
explosion followed and Mrs. Cook
and two children were burned to
death and the house was destroyed.
FLAMES IN THE FORESTS.
Marquette, Mich., May 13.—Forest
fires are raging in the vicinity of Negaunee.
The losses to owners of pine land will be
very heavy. Some mining locations are
threatened with destruction. Near Teal
lako and Carp river fires are raging along
the tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern,
Duluth and South Shore and Milwaukee
and Northern railroad. Farest City, a
mining village, is threatened with destruc
tion. The fires are spreading in every di
rection. Duluth dispatches say navigation
of I,ako Superior is impeded by the smoke
of the Michigan and Wisconsin fires. At
Escanaba and other places the fire depart
ments have lieen called out to fight the
flames and the situation is very critical.
LOSS ON THE PATTERSON WORKS.
Paterson, N. J., May 13.—1 t will lie im
liossible for several days yet to fix the
loss caused by tho destruction of the
works of the Paterson Iron Company
last night, as it will take some time to in
spect the nwchinery and see what can he
saved or renovated. The machinery con
stitutes the chief loss. The I**l estimate
that can lie made places the loss at from
S2SO,(XX) to $300,000. The insurance aggre
gates $75,000, divided among a number of
companies. Th fire started in the puddling
deportment of the steel [date mill, and was
caused bv sparks from iron under tho ham
mer, which flew to the roof.
A Collision on the Rails.
Meridian, Miss., May 13.—An orjgine
going south and the south bound passenger
train collided near Waynesboro. Miss., on
the Mobile and Ohio railroad this evening,
resulliifc in the killing of Freman Robert
Shenaught, of the engine, and injuring En
gineer W. E. Tew, Mail Agent Beil and Con
ductor F. 11. Hickey, of the passenger train.
The express, mail and baggage cars were
badly damaged and both engines were en
.San Francisco, March IS. —The customs
officers to-day seized 115 cases marked “nut
oil’’ on the steamer Rio Janeiro from China,
which arrived on Wednesday. Tho cases,
upon lielng opened, contained hertnatioully
sealed cans of opium. The seizure is valued
at S2O, m.
2,000 at a Hanging.
Texarkana, Ark., May 13.—James
Jones (colored) was hanged here to-day for
the murder of Gate Hicks in Bowie
last. August Two 11 peujne wit-
A BLAZE AT JACKSONVILLE.
The Opera House Burned but the Sur
rounding Hotels Saved.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 14,1:25 a. m.—
Fire has broken out in the Park Opera
House and is rapidly spreading to the Ox
ford Hotel across the street. The St. Janies
Hotel is diagonally across, and is likely to
bo burned. The Are commenced at 1:15
o'clock. The Are department is working
nobly, but as all the surrounding buildings
are frame the Aremen are not likely to get
it under control until great damage is done.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 14, 2 a. m.—
The Are is now under control. The St.
James Hotel ami Oxford flats across the
street will he saved by the strenuous efforts
of the Are department anil the prompt work
of the private hose department of the hotel.
Fortunately the wind was blowing in the
opposite direction. The opera house was en
tirely consumed with its contents. It was a
large' frame structure owned by Mayor John
Q. BurbrUlge, and valued, with its scenery,
<hairs, etc., at alsiut #lO,OOO. It is known
to be insured for $4,000.
Udull’s curiosity store, in the building,
with its contents is burned. It was valued
at $l,OOO. The insurance is not known.
The Oxford flats across the strict on the
north had their plate glass windows melted
out, paint burned off and were otherwise
injured. The loss is probably $5OO.
Col. John T. Walker’s frame houso on the
east, adjoining, was gutted.
Columbus Drew’s residence, a frame struc
ture on the south, was badly scorched, but
was saved with its contents.
Tho total loss from lire, water and break
age of furniture will probably reach $15,000.
CHICAGO’S BIQ STRIKE.
The Bricklayers’ Union to Call out all
the Men To-day.
Chicago, May 13.—Fifteen hundred
bricklayers and almost as many carpenters,
hod carriers and other workmen employed
ou buildings were reported idle this morn
ing, with fresh accessions hourly. To-mor
row it is said the Bricklayere’ Union will go
through the formality of ordering a strike,
and will call out the few men at work at
present. Thirty-six men at work for Joseph
Downey on the depot at Indianapolis have
been called in and are expected in town to
morrow. The architects and reul estate
dealers have called meetings at which com
mittees will l>e appointed to confer and co
operate with a committre to bo appointed
by the builders to-morrow morning, for the
purpose of endorsing any action taken by
tho members of the Builders’ and Traders’
BUILDERS STOPPING WORK.
The following notice was mailed to each
member of the Master Masons' and BnUders’
In pursuance of the following resolution
adopted at a meeting of the association held
Tuesday evening, May 10, you are hereby
requested to stop all work Friday, May 13,
ana report to the executive committee.
Retnlved, That we, the Master Masons’and
Builders’ Association, do hereby pledge our
selves to refuse to comply with the demand
made by the Bricklayers’ and Stone Masons’
Unions for the payment of wages on Saturday,
and we furthermore bind ourselves on our
honor to pay every second Monday or Tuesday,
and that in case the bricklayers or stone masons
refuse to work or strike on any members of the
Master Masons' and Builders’ Association, that
we shall shut down all our work uutU said strike
BUILDING OPERATIONS CEASE.
To-night all building operations under con
trol of members of the Master Masons’Associ
ation were shut down, so far as the bricklay
ers and stone cutters are concerned. It'is
estimated that 10,000 men are idle here as a
remit of the strikes. The general shut down
inaugurated this evening is the outgrowth
of a series of strikes in the building
trades, and is in the nature of
an attempt by the employers
to force the battle with the workmen and
secure lasting peaco during the season. Tho
carpenters, painters and others, it is an
nounced, will he kept nt work ns long as
there is anything for them to do, but their
work will bo blocked four days by the lock
out of tho bricklayers. The employers
claim to have established a perfect embargo
on material, only a few lfmo diallers and
some smaller brick men having failed
to sign the agreement not to sell
material during the lockout. The sufferers
so far are composed of about 8,000 brick
layei’s, 4,000 hod carriers, 1,500 carpenters
and plumbers and 1,600 miscellaneous me
chanics. An uproarious meeting of the
bricklayers was held to-night, but no action
was taken either to rescind the demand for
a Saturday pay day or to formally declare
Coke Workers Determined.
Pittsburg, May 18.—The General Execu
tive Board of the Knights of Labor has
issued no order in reference to the coke
strike, and now the coke workers say they
will stand out for the next six months.
Meanwhile the strike is causing a reduction
of 34,000 tons per week in the pig iron pro
duct of Mahoning, Bhenango and Alle
Engineers and Artisans to Strike.
London, May 13.—Two thousand engin
eers and artisans engaged in the various
manufactories of Bolton, Lancashire, have
combined to strike to-morrow for an in
crease of two shillings in wages. Ten
thousand workingmen aro involved in the
Palatka Favors Clause Four.
Palatka, Fla., May 18. —A petition was
sent to-day to the Interstate Commerce
Commission as a remonstrance against the
suspension of the fourth clause of the com
merce act. It recites that Palatka Is the
head of deep water navigation of the Kt.
John’s river, and possesses peculiar advan
tages os a distributing [shut for Month
Florida, of the benefit lir which it has ls-i n
deprived by the artificial laws of railroads,
and asks that the interstate commerce law
is) aj lowed to operate and discriminations
against and injuries to Palatka bo prevented
in the future.
Pennsylvania’s New License Law.
Harrisburg, Pa., May 13.—Gov. Beaver
has signed the high license bill. The act
classifies liquor licenses according to the na
ture of the community in which the business
i's to be carried on, instead of according to
the volume of sales, w hich is tlie existing
basis of classification. There is a $5OO
license for cities of 30,000 imputation and
over, a $4OO license for smaller cities, a $BOO
license for boroughs and $lOO license for
Kentucky’s Republican Ticket.
Louisville, May 13.—The Republican
State Convention adjourned at a late hour
last night after completing the ticket by
nominating W. Childers for Su;>ermtendent
of Public Instruction and TANARUS, J. Tinsley for
Register of the I .and Office.
Burning of the Ocean King.
Han Francisco. May 13.—The ship Ocean
King, the largest American ship afloat, was
wbil on a voyage from
BamiiAtoCflH' ,to Han Pedro. The crew
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TERRAFIRMAIN A QUIVER
SUMMERVILLE AND CHARLESTON
FEEL A SHOCK.
The Rumbling More Perceptible Than
the Shaking at the Latter Place
California Also Feels the Disturbance
—Later News From the Devastated
Towns of Mexico.
Charleston, 8. C., May 13.—There was
a slight shock of earthquake at Summer
ville and a slight rumbling at Charleston
last night. The vibration was not greater
than would be caused by a loaded wagon
passing along a street.
SHOCKS IN CALIFORNIA.
San Francisco, May 13. —Dispatches re
ceived last night report slight earthquakes
at Eureka, Cal., Rhonerville, Cal., and Son
Buenaventura, Cal. No damage is reported.
Nogales, Arl, May 13.—The following
dispatch was received from Gov. Torres
“Hermosillo, Mex., May 12.
“Further advices continue arriving slowly
from the districts of Montezuma and Arispe,
the scenes of the earthquake disasters on
May 8, but owing to the position of these
districts, the latter of which is in the heart
of the Sierra Madre range, full particulars
as to the extent of the loss of life and
prejierty, will not Im known until after the
arrival of the scientific commission that has
been despatched to the scene by the State.”
NEWS FROM MOCTKZUMA.
The special officer that Gov. Torres sent
to the scene from Ures Sunday noon re
turned to that place yesterday with a dis
patch from tho Prefect of Moctezuma to
Gov. Torres, saying that while the first re
ports which wore dispatched via Ures after
the first shock were, in the excitement,;
exaggerated as to the number of lives lost,,
the loss of life is appalling.
The town of Arispe was completely de
stroyed and between ;>5 and 40 persons writ*
killed and 19 severely Injured.
two more towns damaged.
The towns of Granados and (1 imssawns
were greatly damaged. Several persons
were injured and some loss of life is r®-
ported. The woods on a number of the
surrounding mountains, together with the
crops in the valleys, were consumed. Bu 6
although water has risen and the earth
opened at various [mints, no volcanoes are
The district of Arispe, in Northwestern
Sonora, suffered badly.
The valley of Fronteraa was inundatedsb3^-
water and nearly all I,he houses of Fj*lyiitera*
were destroyed. Only one peihson waa
AN EPISCOPALIAN SPxLIT.
Several Members of the Carollriri Con
vention Withdraw. \
Charleston, May 13.—The Episcdpdl
Diocesan Convention of South Cardin*
continued to-day the discussion of the right
of the colored, clergy to admission to the
floor as delegates. A great many speeches
were mode on both sides and considerable
feeling was manifested. This morning
Bishop Howe announced the convention
was organized for business. The effect of
this announcement was to sent the negro
clergyman. An api>cal was taken from
this decision and the debate was re
newed on the color question. After
discussing the matter all day the con
vention reassembled this evening, when the
Bishop put the question on sustaining the
appeal from his decision. The convention
refused to sustain the decision, whereupon
the Bishop ordered the Secretary to read tho
rules of order.
AN UNANTICIPATED SCENE.
This precipitated an entirely unantici
pated scene. Hon. C. G. Meminger, lay,
delegate from Grace church, Charleston,!
jumped up and announced that Grao
church would withdraw from the conven
tion. He was quickly followed by other!
members of the laity all over the church!
who announced that, they and their dele
gates would also withdraw. When the!
the count was made it was found that the
lay delegates from fourteen parishes hud:
withdrawn and of tho clergymen Rev. R. B.|
Trappsler, of St. Michael’s church, Charles- 1
ton, and Rev. William Hanckel, of Trinity
church, Abbeville, bad joined. The rules
of tho church provides that ton parishes
shall constitute a quorum. There are more
than enough delegates, lay and clerical, left
to make a quorum and the convention will
continue its session.
HUNS OF THE RACERS.
Salvini Wins the Patapsco Stakes at
the Pimlico Meeting.
Baltimore, May 13.—Tho Pimlico races
to-day were as follows:
First Race— Patapsco stakes; five furlong*.
Salvini won, with Toniquc second and My Own
Second Race One mile Valiant
Alv Reede scond and Tom Hood thirdT oml
Third Race—One mile and a half. Dunhine
won, with Mahony second and Raymond third.
Fourth Race—Handicap; one and one-quar
ter miles. Telle Doe won. with Panama second
and Nettle third. Time 2:0914
Fifth Race—One mile. Sellie Van won, with
Belmont second and Frankie B. third. Time 1:48.
A BAD DAY FOR FAVORITES.
Louisville, May 13.— At the races to
day figment and Perkins were tho only fa
vorites who came out first. The prettiest
race was that lictween lying Slipper and
(iold Flea,’the two running side by side for
the whole distance and the latter winning
by a neck. The lietting was spirited. Con
siderable kicking was done by betters on ac
count of the smell odds given by the book
makers, who have a monopoly. Coney Ull
niaii, one of them, cashed a counterfeit
check for S3OO on Gold Flea. Jacobin was
purchased to-day by Goorge B. Harkins, of •
Chicago, for *7,.')00. Labold Bros, have
been offered $12,000 for Montrose. The
events were as follows:
First Race—Mile. Kfißo Hardy won with
Brilliant second and Marks third. Time I:4SUj
Second Race Five-eights of a mile. Perkin*,
wqn with Bodge second and Buck Hound third. -
Third Race— l tine and one-quarter miles Hold
Flea Lout Long Slipper in 2:88^4.
Fourth Race—tine uud one-sixteenth miles.
F.gmont won with Clarion second and Florimor*
third. Time 1 :AOI4
Firm Rack—l hree quarters of a mile Bixby
won with Famine second and Lucien third.
The Hanlon-Gaudaur Race.
Chicago, May IS.—Negotiations were
completed to-day by the Pullman Athletic
Club, hy which the Hanlon-Gaudaur sculling
race for the championship of America will
take place at. Pullman, May 30, instead of at
Baltimore as first arranged.
Sentenced to Six Years in Prison.
New York, May 18.—In the Court of
General Sessions to-day Michael 1 topers wait
sentenced to prison for six years for having
assaulted Louis Theiry with a slung shot
A Tailor Assigns. , . jf.j
Staunton, Va., May 12.—F. McNamara,
a merchant tailor, made an assignment to
day. llis liabilities are $50,00, his asset*
are not given.