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DASHING SOLDIER BOYS.
opening ceremonies op the na
An Immense Crowd Witnesses the Ini
tial Ceremonies—After the Chaplain’s
Invocation the Stars and Stripes
Were Raised Amid Enthusiastic
Cheers and the Drill was Formally-
Washington, May 23.—The opening for
nudities of the national drill took place at
noon to-day and were very brief and simple.
A corps of policemen cleared the space
about the flagstaff and in front of the camp
headquarters in Monument square. The
Washington Lig'it Infantry corps, of this
District, headed by the Third (regular)
Artillery Band, marched in and formed a
hollow square. Gen. Auger and staff then
entered the square and stood with uncovered
heads while the chaplain invoked God’s
blessing upon the camp, the officers and
soldiers, the people and tho government of
the United States.
RAISING OF THE STARS AND STRIPES.
A magnificat new garrison flag was then
drawn to tVi masthead and as it unfolded to
the breeze the band saluted it with the ‘ ‘Star-
Spangled Banner.” The troops presented
arms and the surrounding crowds enthusi
astically cheered. The national drill was
thus formally opened. Three general orders
which had been printed were then promul
gated and tho troops dismissed.
A MEXICAN RELIC.
Tho Light Infantry, of Chester, S. C.,
which arrived to-day, brought with them
the old palmetto flag that was the first flag
to he planted on the walls of the City of
THE FIRST DRESS PARADE.
Aside from the formal assumption of
command by Gen. Augur' this noon, the
only military general exercise of the day
was the dress parade at 5 o’clock
this evening in the enclosed ellipse
upon the White House lot. Only three
eoi-ps, the Second Ohio regiment, the Louis
ville (Ky.) I/egion and the Washington
Light Infantry participated. The parade
was under the command of Col. J. B. Cast le
man, of Louisville, senior commanding offi
■ cer of the drill, and was conducted by Col.
Charles King, Assistant Adjutant General
upon Gen. Augur’s staff, to whom the duty
.of conducting all the dress parades has been
assigned. The Marine Band furnished the
music and the three corps received un
Troops are still coming in at intervals, and
are welcomed at the stations and escorted to
their allotted places by crowds of sightseers.
Pennsylvania avenue is liberally decorated
with bunting, and the town lias taken on, in
an informal way, its holiday attire. The
camp ground is to-day the centre of all in
terest. Fifty acres or more of the monu
■ment lot has blossomed into a city of snowy
I Competitions between the infantry eom
■ ponies will take place on Tuesday, Thurs
■ day, Friday and Saturday. The Zouave
■ competitions on Tuesday and Thursday.
I The regimental review's and competitions on
I Wednesday, the cadet competitions on Sat-
I urday and the artillery drill on Thursday.
■ Individual competitions on Thursday aiid
I Friday. Prizes will be aw arded on Monday
■ of next week.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE GROUNDS.
I The national drill owes its attractive
■ drill ground to the late President
I Arthur. George Washington’s plan for
■ a national park’ from the executive man
■ son to the eapitol had never been real-
Iml when Arthur became President. The
■ lretanioal Gardens, the Armory Square, and
■ the parks of the Smithsonian Institution and
■ the Department of Agriculture running
■ along the line of the old canal by the side of
■ trhich Washington pictured the citizens of
■ the future capital as taking their evening
■ease, made a park entirely from the eapitol
■to the grounds surrounding the Washington
■monument. But there the park stopped and
■ the trees became scrawny and straggling.
■ The great stretch of ground from the
■ White House to the Potomac, running
■ annmd the Washington monument, was one
■ neglected common. Cows and goats strayed
■ out it. ragpickers spent the day on the dust
■ heaps which the dump carta left, and the
■carpet-beaters raised the dust of the winter
■ out of the city's carpets all over it in tho
■ wring, it was one wretched dust pan for
■ the city. Everybody of taste who passed by
■ho]K‘il that some time or other it might he
■ out it had to wait until President Arthur,
■ *uo had the power as well ,is the desire,
■ u rreted the improvement to lie made. Her
■pit very tired r,f looking out on the dismal
■scene, and one day told Col. Thomas Lin
■ win Carey, t.hc engineer of the Washington
■monument, who was also then the Superin
tendent of Public Buildings and Grounds,
■that he wished '•the purk” made to look like
■•park. Col. Carey set to work vigorously
■>t once, cleared up tho refuse ana
■riit, graded tho soil, planted grass
Htn l trt>es and fenced the jiark in with
■ju.es and reguhitions. The result is that
■ May it is one of tho most beautiful places
■, tiie city. Right in tho centre of it, in
■ "til view of tho White House, is a great
■ riiinse of green, unbroken by even a lino
■Mshrubs or trees, it is just one vast expanse
■ ot hixuriant grass.
S ™ ,s is the drill ground, loaned for tho
■PuriKWe by tho government. It has been
■Mt'losed with a fence which is lined on the
■ J' l *‘ "ext the White House with stands for
spectators—the stund with ordinary
for 25c. and the stand with chairs at
apiece, Down in one corner of the
.'i* K r( en egg is the scenery of the fire
show, representing the Monitor and
■."iiimai' tight, which is to lie exhibiteil
I ,y evening at tho same price ns tho
Only tho infantry drills
~n this drill ground. The government
not let the artillerv and the cavalry
here lest, they should cut up the ground
much. They will drill in n base ball
about two milesaway. This is more
but it. tvas the best thr.t could
WJrimieu,":,.,. | j,.. circumstances. The meni
-1 So y he military couipunict. are cuenmped
>iind the base of the Washington monti
-1 p trio ponds in which the United
■ * Yi'lt Commisssion propagate carp.
J ne headquarters is a papier macho build
■JJV '"it the rest of the visitors ore in tents
■tri r 0 | ,r !” b'ftt. At night two dozen elee
'Khts cast an excellent substitute for
■liJ’” il K ht over the camp, which, from n
Huw tv''"' f t'* vos aTI unearthly appearance to
■“ 0 " "shmgton monument.
Hne, ~ " l }' has induced tho War Depart
■L . 11 , prevent the sale of beer on the drill
• ,IK bad been proposed, so that tho
Hiri,i„ °°d Pottery, Cincinnati’s artistic
■, ' V| ll prolinbly lose money on the 2,000
■L_A, beer mugs which they
'h'corated and glazed tor this oc-
H“ 10n h) soli ut $1 apiece’
I r ° Arbitrate the Boundarloß.
ltL A 2 ,,mGTO *. May •W.—Tho Secretary of
L,. ~ hifon/mtion from MinU
fon,the Arbitration Boundary
to ■*;■* with Nicaragua has been ratified
r 0,0 Congress of Costa Rica.
Peremptory Order of the Secretary of
Washington, May 23.—The Secretary of
the Interior to-day issued a rule upon the
land grant railroads for them to show cause
why the orders of the withdrawal from set
tlement of the lands within their indemnity
limits should not be revoked and the same
opened to settlement and entry. The rule
is returnable June 27 at 10 a. m. before the
Secretary of the Interior.
ROADS AFFECTED BY THIS ORDER.
The roads in w'hose behalf the orders with
drawing the lands from settlement under
the public land laws within the indemnity
limits are still existing, and which roads
have either made their selection of all the
lands to w’hich they are respectively en
titled, or have selected all liable to such se
lection, in lieu of those lost within the limits
of their respective grants, are in the South
South and North Alabama, Mobile
and Ohio River, Alabama and Flori
da, Alabama and Chattanooga, in the
State of Alabama.
Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Central, Pen
sacola and Atlantic, Pensacola and Georgia,
Florida and Alabama, in Florida.
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas; New
Orleans Pacific, in Louisiana.
Mobile and Ohio River; Vicksburg and
Meridian, in Mississippi.
MUST REPORT TO THE SECRETARY.
A rule similar in all respects, save as to
date upon which it is returnable, which is
June 28, 1887, has been issued by the Secro
tary to those roads which have not informed
the Interior Department to what extent
they are entitled to the lands within their
indemnity limits by reason of those lost in
place in their respective grants.
The following are named under this rule:
In Alabama—Coosa and Tennessee; Selma,
Rome and Dalton; Mobile and Girard.
In Florida—Florida Railway and Naviga
In Mississippi—Gulf and Ship Island.
PLUCKY ST. LOUIS.
After the President to Visit the Great
Washington, May 23.—A delegation of
twenty-five men, representing the business
interests of St. Louis, and including repre
sentatives of all branches of the municipal
government, w aited upon the President at
noon to-day, and extended to him and Mrs.
Cleveland a cordial invitation to
visit St. Louis rluring the fall. The
delegation was headed by Mayor Fran
cis. The invitation was contained
in a large book with carved
wooden covers. The clasps and edges of the
book are of solid silver, bearing the initials
“G. C.” The invitation is beautifully en
grossed on satin and is signed by over 20,000
persons. The President made a brief reply,
in which, after expressing his appreciation
of the compliment extended to him, he said
that while it was absolutely impossible to
anticipate the exigencies of the public ser
vice so far abend, he could not now see why
he should not visit St. Louis at the time
indicated. He said, therefore, he would
take pleasure in accepting the kind invita
The delegation applauded vigorously at
his acceptance. Mayor Francis remarked
that he hud always heard it was hard to get
the President to promise anything. The
President replied: “Yes, but when I do I
usually carry it out.”
COUNTING THE TREASURE.
Tho Internal Revenue Order—Treas
urer Hyatt Takes Possession.
Washington, May 23.—The executive
order consolidating and abolishing a number
of the internal revenue districts will take
effect on June 15, or as soon thereafter as
COUNTING THE BOODLE.
Acting Secretary Thompson to-day ap
pointed a committee to make an examina
tion of the books and assets of the ofiieo of
the United States Treasury, incident to
the transfer of that office from Mr. Jordan
to Mr. Hyatt.
The committee in making the count will
have tho assistance of seventy-five persons,
including the experts. It began this after
noon and ceil hardly finish inside of two
months. Treasurer Hyatt will formally as
sume charge to-morrow morning.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Green’s Driven Well Patents Declared
Washington, May 23.—The Supreme
Court briefly announced the decisions to
day in about twenty cases and then ad
journed until Friday. Tho leading counsel
in the telephone cases were present, but the
decision in those eases was not rendered.'
Among the cases decided were two on an
appeal from the circuit, of Connecticut
and Ohio, involving the validity of the re
issued patents for driven wells to Nelson
W. Green. The patent is No. 4,3?2. The
Supreme Court upholds the valitbty of the
reissued patent. The effect of the
decisions in there cases is to render all users
of the driven wells, not authorized under
the Green patent, liable to damages for in
HIS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
Cleveland Proposes to Celebrate It In
the Adirondack Mountains.
Washington. May 23. —The President
and Mrs. Cleveland are going into the
Adirondack.-! this week, chiefly to be in the
mountains on tbeir wedding anniversary,
June 2. On that day they expect to be in
the cottage on Saranac Lake which they
occupied last year. It is to be hoped that they
will catch as inany fish this year as the As
sociated Press man said they caught last
year. No one was more surprised at the fish
stories telegraphed about them than the
Arrest of Supposed Train Robbers.
Luling, T;:x., May 23.—Deputy United
States Marshal* arrested John Croft, Cheed
Croft, Abe Ussery and John Ussery yester
day at a wutor tank, four miles from here,
on tho Southern Pacific railroad. They are
suspected of being implicated in the train
robbery on the International and Great
Northern road at McNeill Station. The
prisoner* were taken to San Antonio anti
lodged in jail there. The officials claim to
have a strong case against the prisoners as
well as a clue that, will lend to the appre
hension of all those engaged in the roboory.
Shut Down for Lack of Coke.
Harrisonburg, Va , May 23.—The fur
nace at the Shenandoah Iron Works, on the
Shenandoah \ alley railroad, in Page county,
has shut down, owing to tho failure to se
cure coke l>y reason of the strike in Pennsyl
vania. About 150 employes arc out of em
ployment. The ore batiks, employing 300
ion, are. still Is ing worked.
Sentenced for Life.
Chicago. Mav 23.—Henry Schwartz and
Newton Watt, the Rock Island train rob
bers, were to-day sentenced to imprison
ment for lLe.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, MAY 21. 1887.
OLD OCEAN'S GRAVEYARD
FOUR KILLED AND TWELVE IN
JURED BY THE COLLISION.
A Burial at Sea—Passengers Claim Offi
cial List Is Incorrect—All Mum at the
Steamship Offices—Graphic Descrip
tions of the Survivors Affecting
Scenes at Castle Garden.
New York, May 23.—1 t was officially
stated at the office of the White Star Line
this morning that as far as knowm but four
of the steerage passengers were killed in the
collision between the Celtic and the Britan
nic. and they were buried at sea. Of this
number Jane Robinson, 13 years old, of
Fall River, Mass., and Janies Timbury, of
Jersey City, were known to be killed out
right. Two passengers, James Grcenale and
Adam Johnson, their addresses unknown,
are missing, and are supposed to belong to
the four who were buried at sea. Some of
the passengers insist that in addition to this
number, a fleshy woman with black hair
was also killed and given a sea burial.
OFFICIAL LIST OF THE INJURED.
The official list of the injured include
Elizabeth Wain wright, Easthampton,Mass.,
44 years of age, and Mary Griffin, South
port, Eng., 27 years of age, both slightly in
jured; David Ricketts, age 37, of Chicago,
head injured: M. Donoghan, address un
known, thigh broken; Mark Allen, address
not given, one hand smashed; William La
bor. Queen’s county, Ireland, age 65, thigh
dislocated; Patrick Burk, county Mayo,
Ireland, age 48, foot and ribs injured; G.”A.
Robinson, age 13 (brother of Jane Robinson
in the list of killed), compound fracture of
the arm. John Burk was in the compart
ment which was flooded with water and re
ceived a bad shock. He is a consumptive
and is in a bad way. His address is not
given. The flirt load of steerage passengers
from the Celtic was landed at Castle Garden
this morning, some 300 in all. The steerage
passenger list of the Celtic includes 765
AS SEEN FROM THE CELTIC
Tom Eagan, an intelligent young Irish
man, just over, was an intermediate pas
senger on the Celtic. He was standing on
the bridge of the Celtic when the Britannic
first came in sight through the dense fog.
He said to a reporter: "The Britannic was
running at full speed and the Celtic very
slow. When she was first seen the Britan
nic was heading to the starboard of the
Celtic, and without changing her course
w'ould have scraped her starboard side. The
Celtic signaled and began to back water.
The signal, I understood, was to direct her
giving away to tho starboard. In doing this
the Britannic turned across the Celtic’s Low.
At flirt I thought she would clear us, she
was going so fast, but a moment later it was
apparent there would Vie a collision, Just
before striking the Celtic veered to the right
a little, and struck back of the centre of the
A PANDEMONIUM OF SHRIEKS.
An awful screaming of the women on
board the Britannic followed and the men
joined in the noise. There was not so much
excitement on the Celtic. The Captain of
the Britannic called out that the boat was
Several other steerage passengers on the
Celtic were spoken to and they all said that
the Britannic was on the starboard side of
the Celtic when first seen and would have
cleared if she had given away to the port
side. The Britannic has not yet come up.
NO AUTHENTIC LIST OF PASSENGERS.
Mr. J. B. Ismay, General Agent of the
White Star Line, was on the Britannic this
morning. Various estimates of the steerage
passengers list of the Britannic -were made
at the general office of the line. Tho figures
ranged lietween 120 and 240 persons. No
official list was at the office, and the state
ment was made that the list is not made out
on outgoing steamers until within two days
sail of the other side. It is difficult to see
how a statement of the missing can be made
under such circumstances.
RED TAPE REQUIREMENTS.
It was stated at the office that the Cap
tains of the two steamships had made no
statement. The reports will be in writing
and will be undoubtedly very lengthy docu
The office of the White Star Line was
crowded all the morning with friends of tho
passengers on the Britannic and Celtic,
all making anxious inquiry for their friends.
The majority of the inquirers were friends
of the steerage passengers. Very little in
formation was obtained, and tho crowd
gradually dwiudled away during the morn
A MISS AS GOOD AS A MILE.
The passengers from the Celtic who landed
at Castle Garden tliis morning do not seem
to be any the worse for their experience.
They were jolly and laughing, and not at
all affected by the scenes they had just
“NOTHING TO SAY TO REPORTERS.”
The Celtic was towed to her dock from
the lower bay to-day. The officers and the
crew were very reticent arid uncommunica
tive, having received orders from Capt.
Irving, who left immediately, to enter at
the custom house, to have nothing to say to
the reporters. The officers, in what little
they could lie induced to say and the passen
gers, universally agree that there was no
panic on the Celtic. The damage to the
Celtic, which could not definitely be ascer
tained in the. fog of yesterday, proves to be
quite serious. Her bow is stove in for a
distance of eight feet from tho stem and
forced over to star!ioard, leaving an open
ing extending below the water line, into
which a team of horses might be easily
CAUTIOUS CAPT. IRVING.
Capt. Irving was found at the office of the
White Star Line, and requested to give his
story of the collision. He said: “I have
nothing to toll the press. Mr. Ismay, the
agent of the line, has my official report, as
well ns that of Capt. Perry, of the Britan
nic, and he can give you such information
ns ho desires concerning them. I presume
they will differ in some material respects,
and it will require ft judicial mind to deter
mine just what is or was the exact state of
affairs. It would net be right or fair to
Capt. Ferry or myself to teli my story to
Tildon Memorial Services.
Albany, N. Y., May 23.—Tho memorial
services, commemorating the public services
of Samuel J.Tilden, were hold in the Assem
bly chamber to-night, Judge Beckham, of
the Court of Appeals, presiding. Ex-State
Senator Rallies delivered an address which
occupied one and a half hour*. Three sin
ters of tlie nephew of Tildon and many
members of the Legislature were present.
A Small Tornado for Kansas.
Clay Centre, Kan., May 23.—A tornado
struck Idana, a small tow n near here, last
night. The new school house was entirely
demolished, two churches badly damaged
and a half a dozen dwellings blown down.
The people generally took refuge in the eel
, lars and only one person was seriously hurt.
PRESBYTERIANS AT WORK.
Will Unite With the Other Bodies on
Their Own Basis.
St. Louis, May 28. —In the Southern
Presbyterian Assembly this morning the
Committee on Organic Union, Co-operative
Union, or other relations with the Presbyte
rian Church of the U nitod States, Dr. Smoot,
of Texas, chairman, presented their reports.
The committee is composed of twenty-six
members, sixteen of whom made a majority
report, nine a minority report and one what
he called a minimum minority report. The
majority report recommends the appoint
ment of a committee to lx; composed of three
ministers, five ruling elders and the moder
ator of the assembly, to confer with a simi
lar committee from the other assembly, and
consider the whole subject, the committee to
report at the next General Assembly in May
next. This committee is instructed to take
and maintain the following position:
THEIR VIEWS MUST BE ACCEPTED.
“A mere acceptance of the Committee on
Standards of our church confession of faith
and the shorter catechism, does not, in our
minds, form a sufficient basis of union, but
the acceptance of that peculiar interpreta
tion of our standards, which affirms and
emphasizes the purely Scriptural nature of
Christ’s kingdom, and forbids her legislu
tion on political or civil matters is tho only
true basis of a union; and further, we in
sist that the colored brethren w ithin our
bounds shall be organized into separate con
gregations, presbyteries and synods.”
The minority report says: We are of the
opinion that the difficulties in the way of
organic or co-operative union are so numer
ous and of so serious a nature that the}' can
not be removed. They arise out of the fact
that the churches are uot agreed in mattere
of either principle or policy. The plea that
the two have the same confession of faith
may lie fully met by the simple statement
that all evangelical denominations have the
same Protestant Bible, but the difference in
one case, as in the other, arises out of the in
terpretation of the teaching of
the two books, so a separate
existence of the Southern church
is as much demanded, because of that confes
sion of widely different interpretation of tho
language of faith.in matters (with of doctrine
and government as the separate existence of
other denominations of Christians is de
manded because they are not sufficiently
agreed in their essential tenets to constitute
ono organic body. No suggestion has been
made for a removal of this most
serious obstacle, which meets us at
every opening of this question.
To unite or attempt to unite two
churches on any compromise of these funda
mental differences, or upon any general
statement such as the reception of the
standards pure and simple would serve
only to bring together th&e who could not
act in harmony, and would perpetuate strife
and alineatioiis. These conclusions have
been reached by us after a full and careful
examination oi the whole question in the
light of all the papers submitted lor our con
sideration. The discussion of this question
for sometime past has made it equally mani
fest that the further agitation of this ques
tion would hinder the progress and en
danger the unity of our own churches.”
The minimum qtuinority report dissents
from the position of tho majority and says:
“The union of the two bodies or Presbyte
rians would make too large a body, and its
entertainment would be an intolerable bur
den on the churches where its meetings
should be held. The union would
produce dismemberment of the
southern church, large numbers of the
members of the latter body being
radically opposed to such action. The as
sembly should solicit an expression from
every Presbyterian before taking action. A
messenger should not be sent out to find a
wife for a body before it was known that
the body wanted a wife.” The matter was
then laid over until to-morrow. A commu
nication was received from the American
House of Bishops of the Episcopal church,
with reference to tho union of all Protestant
churches, and expressing a hope that tho un
happy breach now existing between the
various Christian churches could be healed.
The declarations of 1853 and 1880 advocating
the Christian union against the usurpation
of the Bishop of Rome were referred to
committee. The communication enumer
ated the grounds of common belief
and practice among the Protistant churches.
The Judicial Committee, through Doctor
Rutherford, its chairman, pspsented a re
port on the appeal of Rev. D. R. Robinson,
from the Synod of North Carolina, and a
complaint of the Presbytery of Mecklen
burg against the same Synod, remanding the
case to the Synod of North Carolina. Re
manding was recommended, Doctor Ruther
ford said, in hopes that it might be settled
amicably by the. Synod of North Carolina.
NOT ALL IN UNITY.
Omaha, May 23.—1n the Presbyterian
General AssemLly to-day W. C. Burebard,
from the Committee on Missions for the
Freedinen, reported 217 churches, 280 mis
sionaries and 15,580 members. Total dis
bursements for the year were $126,226.
The receipts wore $118,207. The Secretary
of the board made a forcible speech
in favor of tho continued support of
the board. The report of the committee
w’ns referred back because some of the over
tures before the committee had not been
acted upon It was decided to amend the
charter of Bedell University, Charlotte, N.
C., by confining education there to the
WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT.
Unable to Attend the New Haven
Nf.w Haven, Co\r%, May 23.—President
and Mrs. Cleveland will be unable to attend
the monument dedication services on June
17, for the reasons given in tho following
letter, received early this morning:
Executive Mansion, I
■Washington, May 20. 1887. (
Hon. Samuel A. Voile. Mayor and Chairman:
My Ijkaii Sia-TUe invitation which was ten
dered me a few weeks ago to he present on the
occasion of tho dedication of the soldiers' and
sailors' monument at New Haven, on the 17th of
June next, has remained unanswered in the hope
that 1 might be able to accept the same when
my other plans and arrangements were definitely
fixed. I sincerely regret I itm now obliged to
TTU-r-i'iish tho anticipations of joining in these
interesting exercises, which will serve os a
tribute of love and veneration to the patriotism
of the sons of Connecticut, Illustrated in all the
wars of our country.
nKMZMOEK THF.M LONO.
The citizens of a State so rich as yours In the
honorable traditions so closely related to the
heroic sacrifices and so full of the sturdiness
which the hardy love of liberty teaches, do well
to erect to the memory of her fallen heroes
monuments which shall constantly remind the
future generations that all they have and all
they enjoy was dearly bought, and that their
Inheritance of peaceful prosperity Is charged
with the. obligation oChonor and affection for
those from whom it, descended, and with a duty
of its preservation by the exorcise of patriotic
citizenship. Yours, very truly,
Pleuro-Pneumonla Near Baltimore.
Baltimore, May 23.~T0-<lay a State
veterinary surgeon discovered a milk dairy
of eighteen cows in the northwestern sec
tion of the city, fourteen of which were
afflicted witli pleuro-pneamonia. All of
them were killed, and us soon os the stable
can Ins appraised it will be burned. Four
cows not afflicUsiki UsoAUss—MMlre killed
us u i recauUcui.
BEARDING THE LION.
THOUGH VERY WEAK O’BRIEN
BRAVES THE WORST.
Bound to Help His Country Trouble
Expected at Hamilton but His Body
Guard of Reporters are at Hand Af
ter Speaking in Montreal He Returns
Niagara Fall, N. Y., May 23.—Mr.
O’Brien did uot leuve his lied to-day until 11
o'clock, and then he was so weak as to be
almost unable to stand. He had to be as
sisted in dressing. The doctor says he is
unfit to travel, but ho was determined and
left by the 12:50 train, which arrive in
Hamilton at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The
meeting will not be held during the day,
but will take pluee at night, Hamilton is
only forty miles from Toronto and trouble
is apprehended. The Nationalists will bo
organized and will have plenty of outside
BETTER PROTECTION HEREAFTER.
Mr. O’Brien approves the proposition that
there should lie bettor protection.
Mr. O’Brien does not expect to do
much talking himself at Hamilton,
as he is still suffering from the blow
received at Kingston. He expects to speak
at Montreal Wednesday, and go to Boston
from there. From Boston he will return to
THOUSANDS GREET HIM.
Hamilton, Ont. , May 24, 2 a. m.—Mr.
O’Brien met with a reception hero that
threw into the shale everything that had
heretofore occurred to him. When he
stepped from the train he found the street
packed so solidly with men to greet him
that it was impossible for a long time for
his party to leave the station.
Finally the passageway was opened, and
he proceeded to the hotel. There he was lie
seiged, and a sjieeeh was clamored for, but
Mr. O’Brien excused himself, saying he had
but little strength. The meeting was held
at 8 o’clock. About the hotel a large
crowd bail gathered, only a few
of whom were anti-O’Brienites, judging by
the scattered hissing and groaning amid the
general applause. The rink, which is
capable of holding 2,000, was filled. James
O’Brien, President of the National
League, presided. Cornelius Dono
van read an address of welcome.
In reply, Mr. O’Brien made one of the
most eloquent speeches of his series, and
probably the most severe. Incidentally he
gave some attention to the municipal au
thorities at Toronto and Kingston. Mr. Kil
bride then spoke. George Collins, an
Englishman, who addressed the meeting, as
tonished tho audience by the bitterness of
his attack upon Lord Lansdowtie.
Frederick Walters, President of
the Iron Mulders’ Union; J. H. Racey and E.
W. Williams, “all Englishmen, and W.
Berry, an Orangeman, made speeches, after
which a resolution condemning Lord I jins
downe was passed. There would have been
probably a riot to-night but for
the arrangement made by the Chief of
Police. A crowd of several hundred col
lected opposite the rink, just as was the
case at Kingston while the meeting was
going on. They were Orangemen, but the
Chief of Police drove them aw ay. All was
well up to this time, but the wont was to
A STRUGGLE IMPENDING.
Some person persuaded Mr. O’Brien to
leave the hall by the rear door to McNabb
street. The carriage was in waiting there
and O’Brien, Kilbride and two members of
the local league entered it and drove rapidly
away. But a crowd was lurking in tho
street which at once began
hissing, shouting and groaning.
While tho crowd followed the carriage a shot
was fired, and the driver of the carriage
dropped the reins with a cry that he was
hit. Eight other shots were fired and some
of the bullets whistled through the carriage,
but without doing any harm. The driver's
companion took tlie reins and whipped up
the horses and quickly reached the hotel
PISTOL SHOTS AND EGGS.
Here another crowd was assembled, and
an effort was made to open the carriage,
door. Mr. McMahon, one of Mr. O’Brien’s
companions, drew a revolver and kept the
crowd at bay until Mr. O’Brien and friends
entered tlie hotel. As the party stepped in
the hotel a volley of rotten eggs was burled
at them. Chief McKinnon and his men
now rushed up, but all was over. No
arrests were made. The men who stood
opposite the hotel and pelted them with rot
ton eggs were natives of Hamilton, it is
thought, that the men who 11 red the shots
were from Toronto. Mr. O'Brien returns to
Niagara Tuesday, whe re he will take a rest
and proceed thence to Montreal to attend an
open air meeting Thursday.
Excited Debate on the Crimea Bill—
An All Night Sitting.
London, May 23.—1n the House of Com
mons this afternoon Sir James Ferguson,
Parliamentary Secretary for tho Foreign
Office, intimated that no reply had yet lieen
received from the United States govern
ment to I/ird Salisbury's dispatch of March
24, in relation to the fisheries dispute. Sim
ilar measures would lie adopted for tho
approaching fisheries season as were
in force tho last reason. and
the government would use these
powers with moderation, and hoped that
United States vessels would avoid making
it necessary to call them into requisition.
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
replying to Mr. Gladstone, promised to pro
cure during the recess the returns of Irish
agrarian crime to the end of May. He
added that since the introduction of
the crimes bill there lmd lieen a
inarkod improvement in tho condition
of Ireland. W. H. Smith, of the
Treasury, said that the government’s views
regarding the amendments to the crimes
bill were, that those amendments which re
lated to intimidation should lie considered
and decided upon in committee. The others
were not of a serious nature.
Timothy Healy said tho government's
statement was very unsatisfactory. He
suggested that the bill lie recommitted for
consideration of the white boy clause. Mr.
Ball our wild that in no case would the white
boy acts he embodied in the bill, but it was
proposed to add offenses covered by the
white hoy acts, where such action might tie
thought ilosirable. It was a question, how
ever, whether there were any such offenses.
Mr. Healy—Will such an amendment lie
moved with the Speaker in the chair.
Mr. Healy—Then, I will raire the entire
Mr. Marum (Nationalist) moved an addi
tional proviso to the effect that while cases
of boycotting may be tried by magistral's,
cases involving conspiracy and other serious
charges mutt be tried by t he Huperlor Court.
Hugh Holmes, Attorney General for Ireland,
opposed the amendment. Mr. Hinith moved
cloture, and motion was oarriod. The amend
ment was then negatived by a vote of 2117 to
126. Mr. Healy, w hile speaking, was called
to order for inakmg irrevalent remarks.
Mr. Hinith proposed os an amendment that
the last two lines of sub-section two be added
to clause two, the effect of which would be
to exclude both amendments.
Mr. Healy asked if Mr. Smith was in
order in moving cloture in the middle of
another man’s speech. The chairman re
plied that Mr. Healy hiul reseated himself
before the motion was made. Mr. Healy
then as lost if cloture could be moved over
any particular portion of a clause before
being fli-st moved on a particular question
before the committee. The chairman was
of the opinion that cloture should lirst be
moved on the question before the committee.
Mr. Smith’s amendment was thou carried
under cloture by a vote of UK) to lift.
Maurice Healy, Nationalist, moved that the
word “threats" l>o substituted for “intimi
dation.” Mr. Balfour said the government
could not afford to restrict the definition one
iota, and could not accept the amend
ment. A stormy all night sitting is ex
pected. The government is said to be de
termined to pass the second clause of the
crimes bill at all hazards.
Maurice Healy'* amendment was rejected.
Mr. Shaw Lefevre (Liberal) moved to
omit the words “unlawful assembly.” The
motion was rejected.
Mr. Healy moved to report progress.
Mr, Smith opposed the motion.
Mr. Hoalv’s motion was rejected after dis
cussion, din ing which Mr. Morley declared
t.nut it was physically impossible to dispose
of the clause as desired by the government.
Mr. Smith moved to put the next four lines
covering the fifteen Pnrnellite amendments.
Mr. Healy protested that Mr. (Smith was
out of order, fuid the chair assented. Mr.
Chance, member Of (South Kilkenny, Nation
alist, moved that the chairman leave the
chair. Mr. (Smith Interposed with a motion
for cloture. Carried. Mr. Chance’s motion
was negatived. Mr. (Smith renewed his
motion relative to the Parnell amendments,
and it was carried —258 to 119.
Other amendments were negatived, Mr.
Smith again carrying cloture, amid cries of
“Shame!” and “Disgraceful 1” from the Irish
bench. Mr. Smith then moved to put the
remaining four lines of the sub-section into
three, excluding seven amendments. The
motion was carried under cloture by 344 to
After an excited discussion clause two w'as
adopted by a vote of 385 to 103. The House
adjoumect at 5:30 o’clock till 3 o’clock Tues
WHY THEY WANT HIM.
Germany Prefers Boulanger, ns His
Vanity is Her Safeguard.
Vienna. May 33.—A dispatch from Ber
lin says: “Germany desires, rather than
fears, the retention of Gen. Boulanger ns
the War Minister of France, as she thinks
that his experiments with the army will
prevent France from regaining the strong
financial position she formerly held, and
that his vanity, which leads him to publish
all that, he has done or intends to do, will
afford her security against military sur
Prince Frederick’s Sore Throat Agi
tates the Viennese.
Berlin, May 33. —A telegram to the New
Free Frees of Vienna says that the Crown
Prince Frederick Wilheljpi underwent, a se
rious operation for a cancer in his throat.
No intelligence has l>oen received in
London confirming this report.
London, May 33.—A dispatch from Ber
lin sayß: It is officially denied that the con
dition of the Crown Prince, Frederick Wil
liam, is serious.
RUSSIA’S HEAVY DUTIES.
Failures in the Textile Trade—Charges
of High Treason.
Berlin, May 23.—The West Phatlan Man
ufacturing Company will close its works in
Russia, owing to the heavy duties imposed
by the new tariff on the material used.
Several failures of firms in the textile trade
are announced. Two subalterns were ar
rested at Strasburg for high treason. They
are charged with betraying to France secrets
relating to the mobilizing of the German
THIRTEEN THOUSAND STRIKERS.
Great Distress in the Belgium Work
Brussels, May 23.— Work in the Boringo
district of the Halnadet is completely sus
pended on account of the great strike. The
strikers in the district, number 13,000. The
strike has extended to the Seraing district.
The authorities are taking every possible
precaution against disturbance, and
gendarmes promptly disperse all gatherings.
Austria-Hungary and Russia Afraid to
London, May 23. —Premier Tissea has
notified France that Austria-Hungary will
not take part in the Paris exhibition offi
cially, but will render evory assistance to
exhibitors from the empire, it is under
stood that Russia has come to the same de
cision in reference to the exhibition.
Heavy Iron Failure.
London, May 28.—John Dawes’ Rons,
iron manufacturers, have failed. The lia
bilities ax e xK160,000.
A FAILI RK. GENERALLY.
Lord Colin Campbell, who recently
brought the suit against bis wife for
divorce, lias been declared a bankrupt on
tlio petition of the Duke of Marlborough,
who was co-defendant in the divorce suit,
and who lodged a petition in the Bank
ruptcy Court against Lord Colin fox- his
French Treasury Replenished.
Paris, .May 23. —The sale of the crown
jewels was concluded to-dry. Tlgl chief lot,
a diamond head-dress, was sold in sixteen
pieces for <560,000f. The proceeds from nine
days’ sale amount to fi,Bfi4,ooof.
Sale Return of the Czar.
St. Petersburg, May 28.—The Czar,
Czarina and the Czarewltch arrived at
Gatschina Palace yesterday from the Don
Dlsaatrous Floods in Hungary.
London, May 23. — 'I'he floods in Hungary
are increasing. The city of Groaswardein,
on the river Koros, is partly Inundated.
The water is still rising.
Parnell Advised to Rest.
London, May 23.—Parnell's physician*
have advised him to go to the seaside for a
W hitsun recess.
No Strike In Chicago.
Chicago. May 28.—jya,afternoon the
demand chat every worMMf In the build
ing trades sign a formu
lated by tfie Wnk radically
modified. Only an tin- princx
ples will he required. Bjr'VHML-tiim the
most solii ■. 1 1 ■ of‘tin bttti ’.
tractors’ JUglit was vijlfKfldon out
of existence, and the jifcoprswrl Att< j>t to
workmen ni^H|| riling
to their employers’ H*li
j PRICE Min A YEAR. I
\ a CENT* A COPY, f
FLORIDA’S NEW SPEAKER
LAMAR UNEXPECTEDLY WITH.
DRAWS IN FAVOR OF BROWNE.
Brown, of Orange, Installed as Speakei
—Lamar’s Withdrawal a Great Sun
prise to All The Inside Workings No 1
Known Resolutions Passed Highlj
Tallahassee, Fla., May 23. At none
to-day Speaker Pasco announced that tin
time for the election of anew Speaker had
arrived, as he would leave the chair to no
cept the Sonatorshipof the Unitod States, tt
which he was elix-ted last week. Ali of thf
late candidates for the Senatorship had beef
invited to bo present when Senator Posed
formally accepted the Senatorship, when hil
successor as Speaker was elected. Gov.
Bloxham was ill at his home in this cit£
while Judge McWhorter was at his homo in
Milton. Gov. Perry was present by special
invitation, and was warmly applauded
when he entered the hall with the commit
tee. When the election for Speakei
was ordered Judge Lamar, wha
had been nominated by the caucus, aros
and in a line speech withdrew his name
and asked that Mr. Browne, of Orange, lill
chief competitor in the caucus, be elected bj
tlie unanimous vote of the Democrats. Judgl
Lamar’s intention to withdraw was nol
generally known, and some opposition arosi
to his naming the Speaker without consult
iug the Democratic caucus, hut as his actfcof
was prompted by a desire to compliment
South Florida by proposing one of hoi
representatives whom lie thought the choiof
of the Democrats, the irregularitj
was overlooked, and as Mr. Browne had mil
been nominated by the Democratic caucus,
the Republicans were willing to vote fort
him. Mr. Hind, the Republican candidat*
for Speaker, asked that his name lie will>
held and that Air. Browne tie elected bj
acclamation jMjfcMres done The retiring
I- lr,: appoint...l Mi -..-a,
...i-i : il.ck- te *e*>rt new ~ . -I
to t !io i ll,'.it- Whif%a t-wyymterts* t > hog
i Paatw; who. then, in rexpi,*t-kf
mi tiry ttNnktttbiW pa.-oled, tfcaifW
iug him lor the able. Lull.-it andpn|WMU|
inmitier 111 will'll lie I,mVdtsehkrpM Wf
duties of Hjx-aker, delivered an adiHrME
thanking the Legislature for the honor pa™
him and assured them of his appn eia#
tion of the obligations anil responsibilitj
incident to his election. The Republicans
Joined the Democrats in paying high tributi
to the success of his Speakeinhip. Gov.
Perry was then introduced and delivered ad
able address, frequently applauded for itf
patriotic sentiments. Senator Mallorj
spoke in behalf of Chief Justice McWhorter,
who was unavoidably absent. A lettel
from Gov. Bloxham was read, in which h
expressed entire satisfaction at Senatoi
Paw n’s election and gave renewed assurance
of his loyalty and devotion to the Democracy
and Florida. The House then adjourned to
the afternoon and the remainder of the day
was sja-nt in the consideration of the revenui
bill. The Senate, by special invitation, wit.
missed the ceremonies in the House incident
to the iiiHlallatiou uf the new Senator ami
the new Speaker, and afterward accom
plished a gcxxl day’s work iu passing bill*.
The Jacksonville charter hill passed and
was sent to the House.
FETED AND DINED.
To-morrow night a grand reception will bs
given at the Leon Hotel, complimentary to
Kenator-elect Pasco. The whole affair will
lie uridei' the auspices of the citizens of Mon
ticello, the home of Mr. Pasco, and a mosf
hi'illiant oocaaion is confidently looked for.
plenty of public business.
The Indications are that no more bill
forming new counties will tie passed thil
session as there is considerable opposition U
those now prepostd, end the time for di
tiibuting tlie ratable repn sc-ntation is ai
hxuid and no delay hi this important matte!
is allowed at this late day.
The prerequisite poll tax bill is meeting
with more delay at every stage, and its ims
sage is very much doubted.
There is much talk of passing some kind
of legislation to encourage the production
of oranges by giving uertuin protection to
those who keep their fruit in the State and
let tlio purchasers come to Florida to buy.
instead of shinning to persons who perhaps
are irresponsible. Momething should be done,
but just what is the diliicuit joint to settle.
The fish and birds of the State will now
he protected by the new laws promised foi
their preservat ion and increase.
THE BUB-TROPICAL CHARTERED.
The Legislature has granted a specie
charter to the Florida Kuiv-Tropical Exjicsi
tion, to be located at Jacksonville and to b
open continuously. In addition to the com
prehensive display of resource* of Florida
the exposition will include departments de
voted to the Bahamas, the West Indies, and
Tropical and semi-tropical fruits, flowers,
palms, plants and natural curiosities will
constitute hading features.
A Dozen Drummers Charter a
Schooner and Escape.
Jacksonville, Fi.a., May 23.--TU*
health authorities of this city were informed
recently of the appearance of what was
thought to be a case of yellow fever at Key
Wont, Thn information is confirmed this
evening, and it is reported that two more
persons havebeexi taken with the disease.
The first ease was that of a man named
Uukoi', who riled to-day. The other two
persons are his wife and sister. None of the
person* attacked had been out of the State
recently enough to have brought the seeds
of the disease From abroad.
Every possible precaution is bring taken
at Key" West, and the authorities nt I’linqia,
Die nearest connecting point by sea, have
established a quarantine. No danger is ap
GETTING AWAY BY SCHOONER.
Several person* from Key West this morn
ing corrolx irate tlxe report that yellow fever
isxn Key West. George Dunbar, of Illinois.a
refugee, said the people were very much ex
cited mid tried to board the Olivette as she
lay at the wharf there Saturday, but Capt.
McKay positively refused to take any one
unless supplied with the proper health cer
Among the clamoring crowd were
thirteen drummers, who, when refused
transportation, chartered trie schooner Ino,
and left for Charlotte harbor, where they
expect to take the Florida Kent hern train.
The Jacksonville Board of Ibalth has telxv
gra-.ihwl the facts to the Governor, and re
qu.*,ted him to authorize the Sheriff to
mns ,t the drummers and take them to the
Tampa quarantine station. Jacksonville
lias quarantined against Key West, and
considerable excitement is manifested hei-e.
A late dispatch from Key W est announces
Baker's death, and that his wife and sister
are down with the disease,
Sulcldo of a German Artist.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 23.— Charles
Merck, an aged German artist, committed
suicide last night by taking stricimine. Lack
of work and despondency are the causea