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GERMANY UNEASY OVER THE
FLURRY IN FRANCE.
' The Crisis in France—Labor Troubles
and Riots in Belgium—Plot to As
sassinate the Sultan- Francis Joseph
Says Hungary is Well Protected—
Another Attack on Parnell.
I’esth, Slay 36.—The Hungarian Diet
' was closed to-day. The Emperor, Francis
Joseph, in his speech closing the session, ex
pressed his appreciation of the measures
passed by the Diet. He gratefully referred
to the patriotic self-abnegation of the Depu
ties in providing for the safety of the throne
and monarchy despite the less favorable
condition of the finances. The passage of
the I.undstrum law, he said, has served to
considerably increase the defensive strength
of the monarchy. The Emperor further said:
“While you, equally with us, desire to
maintain peace, should this be impossible,
"•you have shown that every son of our be
loved Hungary is ready to defend, with his
blood, the possessions and interests of the
throne, monarchy and fatherland. While
maintaining the present good relations with
all powers, the self-sacrificing spirit indi
cated, coupled with the friendly renewal of
the convention with Austria, affords the
government a powerful support in their
efforts to successfully pursue, with increased
confidence, their policy. This policy, while
completely safeguarding the country's vital
interests, may, we hope, continue to pre
NEWS FROM THE VATICAN.
Rome, May 30. —At a Papal consistory
held yesterday Mgr. Pallotte and Father
Bausau were made Cardinals. Ten Bishops
were preconcized in France and one in
Mexico. The Most Rev. Michael Logue, D.
D., Bishop of Raphoe, Ireland, was trans
ferred to the diocese of Armagh, and the
Most Rev. F. J. McCormack, Bishop of
Achonry, was tranferred to Galway. The
Pope has proclaimed the new Catholic hier
archy of Australasia, making Bishops of
Adelaide Brisbane and Wellington metro-
ITALY AND TRE POPE RECONCILED.
Vienna, May 36. —Mgr. Galimberti, the
Papal Nuncio-here, says that the reconcilia
tion between, the Vatican and the Italian
government is only a matter of time. King
Humbert, the Queen, Prime Minister
Depretis, and many leading Italian states
men are in iavor of it.
THE SULTAN THREATENED.
Bucharest, May 26.—A plot to assassi
nate the Sultan of Turkey was discovered
last Thursday. Extraordinary efforts have
been mude to conceal the discovery from the
public. The effect of the plot on the Sultan
is visible in the terror he exhibits. He made
his usual weekly visit to the mosque hur
riedly instead of with his usual slow and
GERMAN COAL IN DEMAND.
Brussels, May 26.—A general strike has
occurred at the Cockerill w orks. The glass
works are obliged to use German coal in
consequence of the strike among the miners
in the coal districts of Belgium, and the
railroads will soor. be obliged to do like
wise if the strike continues.
Dublin, May 36. —The Express (Conserv
ative) accuses Sir. Parnell of cruelty to one
ofhis Avondale tenants, named Kennedy.
The papier says that although Kennedy has
teen a tenant on the Irish leader’s estate for
nine years, Mr. Parnell has coerced him into
exchanging a farm ho hail occupied'and im
proved for a tract of inferior land. In ad
dition to this Mr. Parnell, the Express says,
has refused to make the 35 per cent, reduc
tion in rent requested by Kennedy, and has
sued him for a year’s rent due only since
FATHER RYAN’S TESTIMONY.
Dublin, May 26.— Father Ryan has re
vived a writ summoning him to attend the
•bankruptcy court June 1 to testify in the
Morouey case. .
PRINCE WILLIAM'S MALADY.
Berlin. May 36.— TheReichs-Anzeiger
Kjves an official account of the course of
Crown Prince Frederick William’s illness.
It is not as reassuring as was anticipated
and indicates that the Prince is liable to a
return of the malady in a worse form.
INCENDIARIES IN RUSSIA.
London, May 36. — A dispatch from St.
I Petersburg gives the particulars of a de-
I tractive conflagration which occurred near
I there on May 24. The fire was incendiary.
I ™cards wvre piosted tliroughout the town
IVmiday, threatening that at 12 o'clock that
I oigbt the villas would be in flames, and
IS’ Monday similar notices appeared
I "yen the fire did break out Tuesday a
I f : ri n S wind carried the flames from one
bmise to another, and the fire could not be
I mntrolled until sixty igllas had been de-
I itroyed. The loss amounts to several mil-
I mn roubles. The incendiaries have not been
Paris. May 20.—At the meeting of the
Chamber of Deputies to-<!ay much' dis-
was manifest over the delay in the
urination of a Cabinet. It was decided by
iUv t 6 °* to “djourn until Satur
eiridspord wins the eprom.
London, May 26.—The race for the Ep
*)m ?rand prize of 1,000 sovereigns, at Ep
"®> to-day was won by Eiridspord, Chipjie-
XV' second and Salisbury third. Seven
May 26. —The Liverpool Cot-
Exchange will be closed May 28, 30 and
indorse Gladstone, But Draw the Line
Birmingham, Ala., May 26.—The Ala
bama State Press Association now in session
ere to-day adopted art I cabled a resolution
i s P m pathy with Gladstone. A resolution
'■ ersing President Cleveland’s ndministra
on was offered, hut was referred to a com-
A. number of specially invited
‘ 01 journals art' represented at the
o’ ' in S 6nd the banquet at O’Brien’s
House to-night. The visitors have
to i°J lv en numerous excursions to mines
manufacturing towns in this district.
* Big Fire in New York.
York, May 27,1:30 a.m.— A great
t*> ■ now raging up-town, and is said to
“Pertinent houses at West Fifty-
a 0 ' , rtreet and Ninth avenue. The
“** "'Sht up the whole city.
V, BELT U!,k stable* burning.
ini i n'. >" riK - M “y 27, 2:30 a. M.—lt is now
tlic niif r j sr ' on< ‘ °f the Are is the stable of
teodinr- railroad, The llntnes are ex*
present a most magnificent
ANOTHER BLAZE AT CINCINNATI.
Par ji? , ! r , lroT ON, May 37.—The Consolidated
Cineirei’r" at Brighton, in the suburbs of
i ... were reported on fire at 1:10
a. in. at Washington. A
* alarm has been sounded. These
"“"at' are immense.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
East Tennessee Farmers Petition in
Favor of Clause Four.
Washington, May 26.—A petition was
received by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to-day from the East Tennessee
Farmers’ Association, stating that the agri
cultural interests of East Tennessee are per
sistently discriminated against by the rail
road companies, and praying for a fair trial
of the interstate law for a period of time
sufficient to determine whether or not its
continued enforcement will prove beneficial
or detrimental to the business interests at
SAVANNAH’S FEDERAL BUILDING.
Ellis Hunter has been appointed postmaster
at Brunswick. Ga. on the recommendation of
Representative Norwood. Mr. Norwood is
here to look after this and some other mat
ters. Upon inquiry he finds that the situa
tion of the Savannah Federal building
matter is just the same as it was recently
stated to be in these columns.
CASES TO BE DECIDED ON MERIT.
The members of the Intel-state Commerce
Commission deny the published statement
that they have decided not to suspend
further the long and short haul clause. They
say they have as yet reached no decision
about it. They will probably, it is believed,
decide to make no general suspension, but
to decide each special application on its
SOUTHERN PRESS ASSOCIATION.
The meeting of the Executive Committee
of the Southern Press Association, which
has been in session in New York since Mon
day, adjourned last night to meet ip Atlahta
June 21, and a meeting of all the Southern
papers taking the Associated Pros dispatches
is called to convene in that city on June 22.
PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT REGISTER.
The President to-day appointed L. W.
Reid, of Virginia, Assistant Register of the
Treasury. This is a promotion, as Mr. Reid
was already employed in the Register’s
ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGE.
The President has appointed E. Henry
Lacombe, of New York city, to be an addi
tional Circuit Judge in the Second Judicial
The Distinguished Party on Then-
Way to the Adirondack^.
Washington, May 26.—The President,
accompanied by Mrs. Cleveland and Col.
and Mrs. Lamont left Washington at 4
o’clock this evening for a ten days visit to
Saranac Lake, in the Adirondacks. The
party will proceed over the Pennsylvania,
West Shore and Vermont Central railroads,
and will make only the necessary stops on
BEST WISHES, MR. PRESIDENT.
A small crowd of jieople, including several
military men, assembled on the portico of
the White House to see the party take their
c arriages, but made no demonstration. The
trip to* the lake will be made direct with
as few delays as possible. All the members
of the party seemed to be in the best of
healt h and spirits. They bad shotguns and
fishing tackle included 'in their baggage,
which shows that they mean to have a
LEAVES NEW YORK SAFELY.
New York, May 36.—The Presidential
party, consisting of the President and Mrs.
Cleveland, Col. Daniel Lamont and a dozen
others, arrived in a special train at the
Pennsylvania railroad depot in Jersey City
at 0:15 o’clock to-night. A few moments
later a spocial engine was attached to the
train and the President was borne away
toward Albany via the Susquehanna rail
gov. hill’s guests on their return.
Troy, N. Y., May 36.—A special dispatch
from Albanv states that President Cleve
land and wife will be the guests of Gov.
Hill at the executive mansion in Albany on
their return from their trip to the Adiron
dacks. The repau-s to the executive man
sion are being hurried, to the end that the
building may be ready to receive the Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland on June 5, the day
when they expect to be the Governor’s
LAMAR AT HOLTON.
The Secretary and His Wife Enjoying
Georgia’s Balmy Air.
Macon, Ga., May 26.—Secretary L. Q. C.
Lamar and wife arrived here at 5:40 o’clock
this evening from Washington. They will
go to Holton, fifteen miles above the city, on
the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
railroad, to-morrow morning, where they
will spend several days.
An English Bondholder Gets An In
Richmond, Va., May 26.—An injunction
was granted by Judge Bond, of the United
States Circuit Court in Chambers, in Balti
more, this morning, and filed in the office of
the clerk of that court here, restraining
Commonwealth Attorney Witt from bring
ing suits in conformity with the act passed
by the Legislature at the session just closed,
against persons who tender coupons
in payment of their taxes. The
act referred to provides for the institution
of suite by the Commonwealth against per
sons who make a tender of coupons for their
taxes, the judgment, when recovered, to
remain a lien against the property upon
which the taxes were due until satisfied.
This injunction was granted upon a motion
by Mr. Coojier, a citizen of England and a
holder of the bonds of the State.
The Democratic Ticket Carries All Be
Staunton, Va., May 26.— A quiet elec
tion and a very light vote in Staunton to
day. The only officers voted for were the
Circuit Clerk and Sheriff. The Democratic
nominees carried the city by 230 majority.
Many Republicans refused to vote,and some
put in open Democratic ballots. This was
the result, in a great measure, of the recent
local option election. In the county the
ticket is very long, and there has been
heavy scratching. No definite returns have
been received to-night, but the indications
arc that the entire Democratic county
ticket has lawn elected. The Republicans
carry one township and perhaps two.
TRAINS IN A HEAP. a '
Four Trains Collide in Kansaa With
Loss of Life.
Winfield, Kan., May 36.—Yesterday
morning tw o Sant* Fo trains collided near
Wichita, and before they could get the flag
men out two extras from each direction
piled into the wreck, mixing things up
pretty badly. The details regarding the
airident are very meagre. It is rumored
that several person* were more or less
injured. The cause ItS-ijgpi'lent is
unknown, though the d)ap&tch<M will
nrouiblv be charged with il
60 BODIES RECOVERED
AND MANY MORE SUPPOSED TO
BE IN THE RUINS.
Searching the Ruins of the Opera
Comique for the Bodies of the Vic
tims—One Estimate Places the Loss
of Life at 118—Scenes of Sadness and
Paris, May 28.—The bodies of the ballet
dancers who lost their lives by the burning
of the Opera Comique last night, are lying
in heaps in the ruins of the theatre. The
firemen assert that many bodies are lying in
the upper galleries. The number of persons
killed greatly exceeds the previous estimates.
An excited crowd surround the ruins, which
are guarded by a military cordon. Many
distressing scenes age witnessed.
RECOVERING THE BODIES.
Up to 2 o’clock this afternoon twenty
bodies, in a terribly mutilated condition, had
been recovered-from the ruins. The remains
were principally those of the ballet girls,
choristers and machinists. Five of the
bodies are those of elderly ladies, and one of
them is that of a child. The fireman low
ered some of the bodies from the fourth story
of the theatre by means of ropes.
A GHASTLY SEARCH.
By 4 o’clock this afternoon twenty more
bodies had been recovered, and later this
afternoon the bodies of eighteen ladies, all
in full dress, were found lying together at
the bottom of the staircase leading from the
second story. ■
These ladies all had escorts to the theatre,
but no remains of men were found any
where near where the women were burned
FALLING WALLS STOP THE WORK.
The walls of the theatre began falling this
evening aDd the search for the bodies had to
be abandoned for the day. The remains of
three men and two women were found in a
stage box, where the victims had taken
refuge from the flames. It is ascertained
that many bodies lie buried in the debris in
the upper galleries, from whence their escape
was exceedingly difficult.
A LATE MOVE.
The government proposes to close several
of the Paris theatres because of the de
ficiency in the exits. The library attached
to the theatre was entirely destroyed with
all its contents, including many valuable
scores. Six thousand costumes were burned
in the wardrobe.
Paris, May 26, 7 p. M.—The Work of
searching for the bodies was resumed to
night and a number were exhumed. The
official statement says that fifty bodies have
already been recovered.
M. Reveilion, a Deputy, speaking in the
Chamber of Deputies this afternoon, esti
mated that at least 200 persons lost their
lives in the fire.
NARROW ESCAPE OF OFFICERS.
Among the audience at the Opera Comique
last night were Gen. Boulanger, Gen. Baus
sier. Gen. Thibaudin, M. Goblet, M. Berthe
lot. Marquis Ferronays and the Prefect of
Police. They all escaped unhurt. An ar
tist named Philippe performed prodigies of
valor in saving life. He mounted a ladder
three times and saved three danseuses after
they had been abandoned by the firemen.
CRAZED BY FRIGHT.
In the Rue Favant a sudden gust of wind
cleared away the dense smoke, when a
woman and two men were seen standing in
an angle of the uppermost cornice. The
woman tried to jump, but the men pre
vented her. When all were finally rescued,
the woman was a raving maniac.
M. Singer had a miraculous escape from
the dressing room in an angle at the top of
the building. He says that the wind
kept the names off that part of the
budding and a river of molten lead
poured from the roof, the course of
which be diverted with a board to prevent
its weight carrying down the shaky floor.
PUBLIC MIND IS CRAZED.
The officials are endeavoring to underrate
the loss of life. The large number of bodies
found has alarmed the public.
BENEFITS FOR THE SUFFERERS.
Theatre Chateau de Eau announces a per
formance for the benefit of the> sufferers on
A LARGE NUMBER MISSING.
The Opera Comrque was insured for
1,000,000f. The finding of the charted re
mains continues. The remains are recog
nizable only by means of trinkets. To-day
156 missing have been inquired for by rela
tives. They arc supposed to have perished
in the flames. The bottom of the theatre is
flooded with water to tho depth of five feet.
Sixty bodies have been found floating in
the water by the firemen.
AID FOR THE SUFFERERS.
The Chamber of Deputies has voted a
credit of 200,000f. for the relief of the suf
ferers by the Opera Comique fire.
HOW THE PANIC OCCURRED.
Eye witnesses of the fire confirm the state
ments that there was no panic until the gas
was extinguished. The occupants of boxes
and stalls were able to get their overcoats
and cloaks before leaving the theatre. The
sudden darkness caused confusion and the
staircases were soon choked.
ROUBAIX’S COTTON MILL BURNED.
The great cotton mill of Parent & Le
maire, at Roubaix, in the Department of
the Due Nord, has been burned.
Fourteen Persons Terribly Burned by
Wellsville, 0., May 26.—The Ohio
Valley Gas Company has been laying the
gas mains in the town of New Cumlierland,
W. Va. Tuesday night the work was fin
ished and preparations made to test the
large mains. Before testing, it was neces
sary to heat the pipe in order to moke it fit
a curve leading to the river. While this
was 1 icing done, and the pipe at a w'hite
heat, someone accidentally turned on the
gas. When the gas reached the spot a ter
rific explosion occurred, scattering the huge
iron mains in all directions, and tearing a
large hole in the ground. The gas, which
was let into the pipe at a pressure of 190
pounds, immediately look fire and burned to
the height of twenty feet.
FOURTEEN TERRIBLY BURNED.
Eight workmen and two children, who
were standing at the point where the explo
sion took place, were terribly burned. Four
Italians, whose names are unknown, were
thrown t wenty feet by the shock, and were
terribly burned about the face, head and
hands. The two childrens’ names are un
known; they were badly bumarr Physi
cians were summoned from the neighboring
town to render assistance at once.
Good Templars Re-United.
Saratoga, N. Y.. -May 26.—T0-lay’s ses
sion of the Right Worth Grand Lodge of
Good Templars, and of the English, or seced
ing bodv, was almost entirely given up to
the question of reunion. The conditions
proposed by the executives of the two bodies
in joint conference in Boston last Heptem
ber were finally agreed to by both branches
of the order in separate session this after
noon, and in the evening the two bodies nwt
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1887.
A Warm Discussion on this Vexing
St. Louis, May 36. —The attention of the
General Assembly of the Southern Presby
terians was entirely occupied to-day by tho
discourses on the advisability of an organic
union with the Northern church. Rev. J.
M. P. Otts strongly advocated the union
just, as soon as it can l accomplished on
terms and conditions safe and honorable to
both sides. The animosities engendered
by the war should be over. Episcopalians
and Baptists had united with their Northern
brethren, and now it wn s time for the
Presbyterians to do likewise. Northern
Presbyterians were drifting into South
ern territory, building churches, establish
ing missions and becoming a part of the
South. Many people had united with the
Congregational church, because they !*>-
lieved the Presbyterian church of the
South was a church of sectionalism. It was
time that the Presbyterian.- were forgetting
the quarrels of the past and the issues that
Rev. C. K. Vaughan, of Lexington, Va.,
spoke against the majority report.
DIFFERENCES TOO WIDE.
He thought the church could not change
its relations as quickly as business men and
politicians. There were throe different re
ligious differences between the Northern
and Southern churches, doctrine and vice
versa, political and ecclesiastical policy.
The speaker was opposed tv allowing such'a
wide latitude to wonnon as in the Northern
churches. He laid particular stress upon
the color line and after a time he said:
STRETCHES HIS IMAGINATION*
“You will see an elegant black gentle
man offer his arm to your white girls
and she gratefully accept it. Our people,
from Virginia to the Gulf, will not have
their relations with the colored race de
cided by the Northern church. The church
must teach that slavery was a moral rela
tion, not necessarily a civil institution.” He
would as much expect to revive slavery in
the days of Ramasees as now. If it was in
his power to revive slavery now he would
not. He advised the assembly to be careful
and go slow.
Rev. B. M. Palmer, of"New Orleans, re
vived the issues of the war and bitterly ar
raigned the Northern church for what he
calks l its ejectment in 1861, and followed it
with an inflammatory denunciation, bring
ing in the color line—that that was the cause
of the split in 1861, and was the cause of the
CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN.
Officers of the National Union for the
New York, May 26.—1n the Catholic
Young Men’s National Union’s Annual Con
vention, the officers for the ensuing year
were elected to-day as follows; National
President, Rev. John M. Urady, of New
, ork; First National Vice President, Rev.
Victor Arnold, of Cincinnati; Second
National Vice President, Henry J. Lowrey,
of Charleston; National Secretary and
Treasurer, Peter J. Goodman, of Newark.
The Committee on Resolutions reported tho
platform in which the union pledges its sup
port to the Bishops and Archbishops in their
endeavor to establish a national university.
Resolutions congratulating Bishop Kane, of
Richmond, former President of the union, on
his accession to the dignity of first rector
were also passed. Archbishop Corrigan
made a brief address, and at 6 o’clock the
final adjournment was taken after the con
vention had adopted a resolution advising
the establishment of a central institute for
Soung men in every oity of the United
tatos. The next annual convention will be
held in Cincinnati.
Shot for Assaulting Jennie Anderson,
But is Guiltless.
Rockville, Mo., May 96.—Tho shooting
to death of John Vauderburg, in the court
room yesterday, during his preliminary ex
amination on tho charge of outraging Miss
Jennie Anderson, is now believed to have
been a horrible mistake, notwithstanding
that she was the victim of some man’s lust
and identified Vanderburg as the man. yet
her identification was of that uncertainty
that usually' fixes the crime on the first per
son arrested. Vanderburg was cooking for
a camping party four miles from the scene
of the outrage at 3 o’clock that afternoon,
and at 5 o’clock he was again in
camp. The coroner’s jury censure
the Judge for not disarming and watching
the Anderson boy's and Ed Evans, from
whom something desperate was expected,
and they brought in a verdict of murder
against Lint Anderson and El Evans. The
testimony shows that the constables were
watching these men, but were thrown off
their guard by their composed manner,
while the Judge was reviewing the testi
mony. Scarcely had he pronounced the
words: “Hold "the defendant in SIO,OOO
bond,’’ than Lint. Anderson had sent two
shots through Vanderburg’s body and El
Evuns fired two more. The friends of the
murdered man have been found, and declare
that they will prosecute them to the end.
MURDERED BY FRIENDS,
Salmon Fishermen at War Over Traps
Astoria, Ore., May 26.—There is war
among the salmon fishermen on the Colum
bia river. The liners and giUers have
banded together to stop all trap fishing.
Several acts of violence have already
occurred and many traps been destroyed,
with much costly material. About 11
o’clock Tuesday night A. E. King, owner of
the cannery at Ilwaco, and Albert Green
and Archie Russ, owners of traps, started
out armed with guns to guard the targe lot
of web which is used in the traps,
and which had been tarred anti
was lying in the open air to dry. This wns
in a field not far from the beach, surrounded
by small timlier. While on watch they dis
covered men moving in the darkness whom
they challenged. Tno reply was a volley of
shots. Roes was killed, King received three
serious wounds, and Given was unhurt.
The impression prevails that the catastrophe
resulted from a mistake. Another party of
trap fishermen started out with the same
object as the first, and they probably took
the others for enemies.
A $3,000,000 SUIT.
Holland Bondholders Intending to Sue
Gould and His Associates.
New York, May 36.—Lawyer William
A. DeLancey, who represents in New York
certain foreign bondholder* of the Kansas
Pacific railroad before it came under con
trol of Jay Gould, Russell Hage and others
said to-day that he would commence an ac
tion against these parties as soon as the
necessary papers arrived from Amsterslam,
Holland. Tbe amount of'the suit will be
close on $8,000,000.
Galveston Tug Sunk.
New Orleans, May 26.—The tug Ivy, of
Galveston, rank in the river here to-day
after collision with a steamer. The pilot
and son of the captain, named Andrews,
SOLDIERING FOR FUN.
TEN THOUSAND SPECTATORS WIT
NESS A GLITTERING PAGEANT.
Gallant Appearance of the Troops—
Unavoidable Departure of Two Com
panies Artillery Drill Declared Fine
—Good Score Made by the Riflemen
—Tho Drill a Grand Success.
Washington, May 26.— The Richmond
Greys broke camp this morning and left for
home, They came here with the under
standing that they would not remain after
they had taken part in the competitive in
fantry drill. Company A, Third North
Carolina regiment, also returned home to
day. The reason was that many' of the
members are engaged in business, and they
were unable to obtain leave of absence l>e
The weather was superb to-day. The day
was industriously devoted to the competitive
drilling, and tho authorities, profiting by
experience and criticism, are making the
work very interesting. Seven or eight
thousand spectators were in the grand stand.
The comting infantry companies were tho
Governor’s Guard, of' Raleigh, N. C.; the
Louisiana Rifles, the S<u •afield Guards, of
New Haven Conn.; Company C, First New
Jersey; Company B. Washington Light In
fantry corps; the Toledo (O.) Cadets ami
Company A, Washington (D. C.) Cadets
THE CRACK ORGANIZATIONS.
Three of the companies are worthy special
mention. The Louisville Rifles, the Wash
ington Light Infantry (Washington’s crack
corps) and the Toledo Cadets, tho Toledo
men probably carried off tho palm. The
competition for the artillery prize* was nar
rowed down to two companies, and the
contest consequently’ was for the first prize
of $1,500, as the Petersburg (Va.) company
had withdrawn from the contest. Had there
been a third contestant a second prize of
SI,OOO would have been awarded.
THE ARTILLERY DRILL.
One company from hidiana]>olis and one
from Milwaukee drilled to-day'. The guns,
horses and drivers, and also tho judges of
the contest, were furnished by the Third
regular artillery. Two guns and caissons
were manned by the visiting militia, and
they were drilled by their own Captains.
Both acquitted themselves well.
THE RIFLE CONTEST.
The rifle competition also came off.
Ninety-eight entered, but only thirty
eight reported: The highest score of
the day was that of Liout. Pollard,
of the Washington Light Infantry.
Lieut. Pollard was a member of the Interna
tional Rifle Team which went to Wimbledon
a few years ago. Eighty-three was scored
by Lieut. Bell and Private Johostoa, of the
Continentals, of Washington, IX C., Private
(,'rosemari, of the Second lowa, and Private
Steyer. of Second Maryland. The ranges
were 300 and .1)0 yards to-day.
,v “ME TOO” PLATT
Will Resign If Gov. Hill Will Appoint
Col. F. D. Grant Commissioner.
Albany, N. Y., May 36. —The Senate, by
a party vote refused to confirm the nomina
tions of Col. Fred D. Grant, to be Qarnn
tine Commissioner of New York, and Gen.
Dan Sickles, to bo Immigration Commis
sioner. Ex-United States Senator and pres
ent Quarantine Commissioner Thomas C.
Platt, to-day addressed a letter to Gov.
Hill, “now that the Legislature has ad
journed,’’ In which he says that he had
twice tendered his resignation to Gov. Cor
nell, by whom he had been appointed Quar
antine Commissioner, and tliat the “position
in which I have been placed of struggling
to maintain possession of this paltry office
is false and humiliating in tho extreme.
The importunities of political friends
and the attacks of malicious foes have
forced me to do violence to my own wishes
and interests, and to persist in possession."
After a brief defense of the Quarantine
Commission since he has been a member of
it, Platt says: “The recent action of the
Senate seems to afford me ample oppor
tunity to carry out my long-ohenshed pur
pose and surrender my position. I yield to
no mem in reverence ror the memory of the
departed here of Appomattox, and in re
spect for his family, and am prepared to
say that if you will give mo an assurance
that you will amsiint Col. Frederick D.
Grant in my stem!, I will immediately place
my resignation in your hands, and as the
Senate has udjourned he can immediately
enter upon the duties of the office.”
ORGAN OR NO ORGAN.
The United Presbyterians Make This
a Decisive Vote.
Philadelphia, May 36.—The clergymen
from Maine to Texan, and from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, were in attendance this morn
ing nt the opening of the Twenty-ninth
Goneral Assembly of the United Presby
terian church of North America. The
assembly is the governing power over 885
congregations, comprising upwards of 100,-
ORGAN OR ANTI-ORGAN.
The opening prayer was followed by the
election of anew moderator. The contest
was one of especial interest, since it involved
instrumental music, nil issue over which the
church lias for some time been divided.
Two nominations were made, the Rev.
.Mattlies McCormick Gibson, D. D., of Man
Francisco, an earnest advocate of the organ,
and Rev. J. E. Carson, of Xenia, 0., an
anti-instrumental candidate. The result of
the ballot was a decisive victory for the ad
vocate* of the church organ, and it indi
cate* just how this imo wifi be disposed of
later in the session. Rev. Dr. Gitr*in re
ceived 129 votes and Rev. Mr. Carson 59.
MONEY AGAINST TEMPERANCE.
$13,000 Given By the Brewers to Fight
Baltimore. May 36.—The National Con
vention of the United States Brewers’ Asso
ciation to-day appropriated $5,000 for the
assistance of the brewers of Michigan,
#5,000 for the brewers of Texas and SB,OOO
for the brewers of Tennessee. This money
is to tie used in defeating the effort* of the
Prohihstioniats in those States. An extra
assessment equal to one year’s duos was
agreed upon to enable the Board of Trustees
to "light the temperance fanatics” in vari
ous sections of the country.
LAKE LINDEN BUFFERERB.
An Urgent Appeal to the Liberal Mind
Chicago, May 36.—A special from Mar
quette, Mich., says: Copious rains all over
the peninsula have exvlnguisbed the forest
fire*. The relief fund for the Lake Linden
sufferers, including the C-XJ.OOO appropriated
by the Legislature, amounts to nlxuit $40,-
000. Outside cities are contributing liber
ally, but when i! is oonnid u-od trust there
are 2,000 houi- less people, the amount is
for short of the absolute need..
O’BRIEN AT ALBANY.
He ie Heartily Greeted and Bid God-
Albany, N. Y., May 2*s. —Editor William
O'Brien arrived here this morning from
Niagara Falls and left for Montreal this
In the interval he visited both branches of
the Legislature. This was the day set for
adjournment, hut just as the audience and
members were leaving the chamber, the
Speaker remounted the rostrum and an
nounced that Editor O’Brien was under
stood to be in the room, and extended to
him an invitation to mount the platform
beside him. The chamber was nearly filled
with spectators, many of whom were laities,
and a large proportion of whom hail fol
lowed Mr. O’Brien on his tour through the
eiiy into the capitol.
ON THE PLATFORM.
A passage way was soon formed in the
centre nisie, through which Mr. O’Brien and
Mr. Wall, the Associated Press correspond
ent (the latter with his head still bandaged),
passed up. The famous editor, who up
peared to be in good health and spirits, was
greeted with hearty applause. After this
had subsided the 'Speaker graoetiilly said,
motioning to himself and the distinguished
visitor: "A shamrock and the stars and
stripes.” This created another outburst of
A LIVELY RECEPTION.
Then there were cries of “a speech,” “a
speech,” “Give us vour idea of Canadian
hospitality." Mr. O’Brien'then made a 10-
miuutos speech, in which he referred to the
univei-sal hospitality with which he had been
received everywhere in America, to the feel
ing of security he experienced when he found
himself under the glorious stars and stripes
at Cape Vincent, and to the great honor
now accorded him by the Legislature of
New York. The Irish cause, he
declared, would ever go on. Nothing could
daunt its promoters. They hail the greatest
loader in history and the greatest living
Englishman—Gladstone—for their advocate.
The Liberal party of England hail never un
dertaken a great, movement which it had
not ultimately carried to success. He could
assure them, ho said, that American sympa
thv greatly nerved and encouraged every
advocate and promoter of the Irish cause,
even Parnell and Gladstone themselves.
The Speaker (Husted) roferred to the fact
that seven years ago he had the honor to
present Parnell in that chamber, and that
t wo year* ago while ho (Husted) was abroad
Parnell recognized his fare and shook his
hand. Mr. Parnell at that time confirmed
the very statement which Mr. O’Brien had
just made—that the Auwn an sympathy
was most grateful to them. Mr. O’Brien
then retired from the chamber amid hearty
applause, and the large audience quietiy dis
SAFE AT MONTREAL.
Montreal, May Ufl.—Mr. O’Brien arrived
here at 10:‘JO o’clock this evening. Great
crowds of persons were in waiting, who took
the horses from his carriage, anti amid sing
ing of "God Save Ireland!” the carriage was
drawn to St. Lawrence Hall, from the bal
cony of which Mr. O'Brien made a speech in
which he said: “To-night we return to this
good old city of Montreal to tell you
tliat our mission, through the blessing of a
divine Providence and through the gener
ous sympathy of the Canadian jxople, has
succeeded far beyond our wildest anticipa
tions. [Applause.] I have accomplished
my task in spite of the discouragement and
danger, ana every fair-miudea man now
lielieves I took the only proper means to put
an end to the murderous despotism of the
heartless e victor Lansdowne. [Loud
cheers.] Lansdowne may bask for awhile
in the praises of men who tried to
stifle our voices in our blood. He
made a sjieeeh in Toronto the other night
in which he did not seem for a moment to he
alive to the fact that attempt after attempt
had been made upon our lives hi his inter
oat. and tliat the grossest outrages had been
perjjetrated upon the liberty of speech in
Canada. He treated these attempts at mur
der and that attempt at the suppression of
free speech as matters of jocosity and levity.
KNOWN AND CONDEMNED.
He may enjoy, ns I say, the praises of the
Orangemen of Toronto, and there can be no
better proof that his cause is bad and in
human than the fact that ho is now the
hero of these cowardly, brutal and mur
derous villains. But he cannot cloak his
misdeeds any longer. He is now known,
and to say that he is known is the heaviest
sentence of condemnation that could be pro
nounced against him." [Loud applause.]
Thousands Greet Him Enthusiastically
Ottawa, Ont., May 26. —Tho Governor
General and Lady I-ansdowno arrived at
home from Toronto this afternoon. They
had received a highly enthusiastic welcome
all along the route, and the crown
ing demonstration at Ottawa was the
grandest ever seen in the city.
The thoroughfares about the station
were blocked for a great distance, while all
the streets through which the rirrWession was
to ixiks were lined on both sides by enthu
siastic citizens anxious to honor the Gov
ernor General. 'Hie street decoration* were
on a grand scale, the whole city presenting
a holiday apismratiee. The escort to the
Governor General contained six brass
MET BV 2,(W0 CHILDREN.
At Cartier square a great stand hail linen
erected and it was occupied by alsmt 2,000
school children, who sang a chorus of wel
come. There wasun enormous concourse in
the square, the estimates varying
from 15,000 to 20,000 thousand persons, hav
ing com# from the surround
ing ermntio*. The address of welcome
felicitated the Governor General on the re
gard and esteem in which he is held in
Ottawa and expressed the devotion of the
city to the Queen, but it contained no
reference whatever to Mr. O'Brien. After
the address was read. Rev. Father Dawson
read a jubilee ode. The Governor General
thanked tho citizons for their magnificent
Fined SIOO Each for Their Barbarous
Ozark, Mo., May 26.—Three of the
nine supposed Bald Knobbers arrested last
Friday, charged with whipping John
Hwearingen, were tried in Ozark
yesterday. The other six took a
change of venue. In tli trial it was devel
oped that the two Swearingen brothers and
one Williams were barliarously U-aten by
the regulators, and three woman were vis
ited in the same neighborhood and warned
to cease their unlawlul intimacy with cer
tain prescribed male associates. The Bald
Kaobber defense was characterized by
shockingly filthy stories alsiut the parties
regulated. A verdict of guilty was returned
and each were fined SIOO.
Virginia Elections Quiet,.
Richmond, Va., Mav 26.—The municipal
elections throughout Ihe State took place
to-day. Returns so far are meagre, and
nothing definite can bo given to-night as to
the general result. A few scattering re
turns received give nothing to indicate any
j PRICE *IO A YEAR. I
| 5 CEVr* A COPY, r
REACHING THE END OF A BUSY
Fernanclina’s New Chartor-The Flor
Ida Midland's Time Extended Loca
tion of the Colored Normal School
at Tallahassee Judges for the Sev
eral Circuits -Railroad Commission
Tallahassee, Fla., May 26.— The Hen
ate t/>-day passed the bills to incorporate the
City Bank of Pensacola; to incorporate the
Key of the Gulf Railway Company, to build
a railroad to Key West; incorporating ths
Building and Loan Association, at Jackson
ville, and the bill relating to the duties at
County Commissioners and Treasurers. Sev
eral bills were introduced to remove tin
political disabilities of several persons at
Key West, but the bills will probably not
pass for want of time.
WORK IN THE HOUSE.
The House passed the bill granting anew
chaiter to Fernandina, which now goes to
the Governor. The bills relating to fees of
State’s Attorneys and fixing the rule for the
payment of costs in criminal cases, passed
the House. The bill limiting right of cor
porations to condemn lands for their use
passed, as did the bill creating a Criminal
Court, in Alachua county. Tne House to
night passed the bills * incorporating the
Huwanee and Gulf Railway Company and
extending the tame for the construction of
the Florida Midland railway. This last road
is in Orange county and the bill is extended
one year without adding any new grants nr
privileges to the company. A resolution
was adopted by the House allowing the col
ored members of the Legislature to recom
mend the location of tho colored normal
school to lie established, and a majority
favored Tallahassee as being the centre of
the black belt and convenient to the Super
intendent of State Schools, who will have
FAVORABLE REPORT FOR DISSTON.
The committee that visited the drainage
district around Kissimmee reported a large
area of valuable land reclaimed by the ope
ra! ions of the Okeechobee Drainage Coin
QKN. FINLEY FOR JUDGE.
It is quite certain that Gen. Finley will be
appointed Judge of the Fifth circuit and
Col. White Judgo of the Third circuit.
Judge Baker will succeed himself in tha
Jacksonville circuit, and Judge Mitchell
will bo reappointed ill the Tampa circuit.
AS THICK AS HUCKLEBERRIES.
Candidates for places on the Railroad
Commission a!>out to lie formed are looming
up in many different portions of the Btat*.
MOST IMPORTANT BILLS UNSIGNED.
Up to to-night the Governor has signed
only twenty bills, and of these none are of
special note. The most important bills era
those creating the new counties of Lake,
DeHoto, Osceola and Lee, the territy of each
of which has Iteen set forth in tlie Morning
RAILROADS HEDGED IN.
A bill requiring railroads to furnish first
class coaches for the exclusive use of colored
persons, and a bill requiring railroads to
fence their tracks or [wy for tne stock killed
in consequence of the failure to erect suffi
cient fences have been signed by the Gov
ernor, as has also a bill forbidding free
[>asses to delegates to political convention*.
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT.
The bill incorporating the DeLand Uni
versity at DeLand, Fla., became a law
without the Governor’s signature by the
la pee of time. The Governor was not satisfied
as to its legality under the new constitution,
and desiring to give the institution the bene
fit of the doubt, allowed it to become a law
to stand on its own merits when brought
before the courts. The act incorporating
the Sub-Tropical Exposition at Jacksonville
is also worthy of note, since that enterprise
promises much good to Florida.
CONFERENCE COMMITTEES NEEDED.
A large number of bills arc nearly com
pleted, but not Anally acted ujion, as the
measures of each house are more or leas
amended by the other, which necessitates
delay, and no real progross can be made
until conference committees lan be ap
jsrinted to settle tlie differences and pre
nan > the bills for their final passage in both
SCORES OF BILLS IN THE COLD.
The time for the introduction of bills in
tho two houses has passed, and the total
number presented in the House is 857, only
a small portion of which has been finally
acted on, nearly all being now on second
In the Senate 294 bills have been intro
duced, and the calendar is now crowded
with this largo number, as only a small pro
.portion of them have been passed to third
IMPORTANT MATTERS UNTOUCHED.
Unless all formality is disregarded it is
impossible for the most important matter!
to he acted on liefore June 4, when this ses
sion of the Legislature expires by constitu
SUNDRY MATTERS OF NOTE.
The House lias passed a bill relative to I
official 1 Kinds of county officer*, it requires
that at; least two sureties must be had on
each bond, and the bond when completed in
the amount fixed by law must be approved
by the County Commissioners and by the
Comptroller of the State.
it seems tliat the railroad commission
bill, which has been neglected during the
past week, will now be finally acted on and
sent to the Governor for hiii consideration
within the next day or two.
NO VETO THEN.
The hill making an appropriation forth!
erection of an executive mansion at or near
Tallahassee for the use of the Governors of
the Mtate is now on its third reading.
Sharp’s Jury Yet Short.
New York, May 26.—T0-day was th*
tenth ilay spent in an effort to secure a jury
to try Jaoon Sharp, but the jury remains
one man short.
ALL HAVE OPINIONS.
Including to-day's work, 900 talesmen
have been summoned, 504 examined and
474 rejected. The Mtate and defense have
each peremptorily challenged nine of
the thirty jurors temporarily accepted and
one was excused by mutual consent.
Efforts to Settle a Strike.
Pitt Micro, Mav 27.—The General Execu
tive Board of the Knights of have be
cidod to personally investigate the strike in
the coke regions. Thousands of men are
now out of employment throughout the
manufacturing districts on aci-ount of the
scarcity of coke. It ls on account of the
number of idle men and the prostration in
Imsiness that the General Board of the
Knights of Labor is anxious to reach a :iet
t lament. I,l '
Norfolk’s Sympathy for the Irish.
Norfolk, Va., Mny 26.—A large and en
thusiastic meeting was held to-night imder
the auspices of the Norfolk branch of the
Michael Davitt lond League, to express
thwr sympathy with the home rale move
ment in Ireland. Several prominent speak
ers addressed the meeting. Resolutions were
adopted strongly indorsing Gladstone and
| Parnell 1 * efforts to secure local self-govern*
I UMMit for the Irish aeoulo.