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1,500 HORSES ROASTED.
OAR STABLES AND FIVE TENEMENT
Tne Beit Line Stables, Five Tenement
Houses and a Factory Burned in New
York-Animals Roasted Alive -Many
Scores Rendered Homeless Only
One Life Lost.
New York, May 27.—Flames broke out
at 1 :30 o'clock this morning in the south
end of the Belt Line stables on Tenth ave
nue, lietween Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth
streets. The building was entirely de
stroyed with 1,600 horses and nearly all the
ears in the building. Tire flames were first
seen by one of the night hands, who gave
the alarm. The flames spread rapidly and
soon completely enveloped the building in
NO TIME TO SAVE ANYTHING.
The building was a five-story building,
and covered the square or block reaching
back to Eleventh avenue. The upper stories
were occupied by the repair shops and
were lull of combustible material, which
blazed up as soon as touched by the fire. The
offices were situated in the southeast comer.
They were in flames so quickly that there
was no chance to save the books of the com
In the stables were over 1,600 horses and
several hundred cars. Only ten horses and
two cars were saved. The rest were all
burned up. At 2 o’clock this morning the
walls of the building fell in with a terrible
crash, sending millions of sparks- and
blazing pieces of wood high in the air.
A GENERAL ALARM.
The fire alarm of the three six°s had been
made as soon ns the fire chief arrived at the
scene, and engines from all parts of the city,
with the water tower and the hook and
ladder companies, were rapididly coming.
PROSTRATED BY THE INTENSE HEAT.
The heat from the flaming building was
so great that several firemen and two po
licemen were prostrated.
FLAMES SPREAD RAPIDLY.
At 1 :45 a. m. the flames, aided by the
strong, high wind which was prevailing, had
leaped across the wide avenue aud caught
the whole block on the east side, between
Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth streets.
The block was composed of six-story tene
ment houses and a coal yard. The terror
stricken tenants poured out of the building
like a swarm of bees, praying, fighting and
cursing by turns.
The scene of terror was indescribable; the
buildings burned rapidly, though the fronts
facing the avenue were Of brown stone. By
2:o0 they were completely gutted. The
flames had spread to the entire square
block over to Ninth avenue.
At 2:30 this morning the block below had
caught on fire and was blazing furiously.
FLEEING FROM THE FLAMES.
The streets in the vicinity for blocks away
were filled with the frightened, crying and
woe-stricken tenants fleeing from the
ravages of the flames. The fire attracted
thousands of awe-stricken spectators.
HOMLESI.ESS POOR PEOPLE.
The tenement houses were thickly peo
pled. Every floor had from four to five
families. All were poor people who will
lose all their property.
CONTROLLED AT LAST.
The ffcv was got under control at 4 o'clock
LOSSES AND DAMAGES.
On the stables, with their contents, and
the frame houses on the opposite side of
Tenth avenue and down Fifty-fourth street
which were destroyed, the loss will not be
much lev* than $1,000,000.
RESCUED BUT TO DIE.
Elizabeth Walsh, 76 years old, one of the
occupants of the house No. 540 West Fifty
lonrth street, which was burned, was sick m
her bed. The police rescued her and brought
her to the sidewalk, where she expired from
he fright and shock.
over $1,000,000 LOSS.
T.ater estimates show that the loss by Are
•till not be covered by -$1,000,000.
' Ihe stables are a complete wreck. The
tenements on the streets facing the stables
were also 1 mined. There were something
like 1,400 horses in the stables, and only
stout 100 of these were saved.
The loss is now estimated at $1,3.25,000.
A SCENE OF DESOLATION AND RUIN.
The fire raged from 1:3') till daybreak,
the sun rose upon a scene of desolation, but
with the tired firemen masters of the situ
ation. The bodies of tho 1,200 horses that
had been smothered or burned alive were
roasting in the ruins of the stables. One
"lag of the Jacob News silk factory in Fifty
fourth street, and the live brick tenements"
in that block ha ve disappeared. Scarcely
it trace was left of any of them, save the
corner tenement on Tenth avenue, the front
v which yet stands. A row of frame
cookeries on Tenth avenue, fronting the
stables, had been wiped out, and of the
v.unty settlement all the way down Fifty
w! . street > from Tenth avenue to within
v 0 lent of Eleventh avenue, nothing was
eft save the blackened rocks and the rows
? <lf ®d goats, dogs, pigsand horses that had
*n burned to death in the vain scramble
Yore than 100 families, to a great extent
'Vy poor people, had been rendered hoine
fw. m one woman bad perished from the
tight and excitement. Any number of
people, including the firemen and police,
heat° bCen P rost, ' ateli l, y tlle consuming
POOR PEOPLE LOSE THEIR ALL.
leu, women and children aro wandering
milessly over the ruins of their wrecked
itnes, bereft of their all. and bewildered at
th su , and crushing Plow. Their losses,
,/’ u Fh mostly insignificant in amount, were
e ‘o-cuuiulnt ion of a lifetime.
Tile insurance will be less than $500,000.
ne street car company carried $310,000 in
ance, divided among 150 companies.
ANOTHER CAR STABLE BURNED.
■'ineinnati’s Street Car Stables Burned
But tho Horses Saved.
Cixcinnati, 0., May 27.—Tho street car
e lire was got under control about 2:15
morning. The stable employes
8,1 the horses by turning thorn out,
.. saved most of the harness and all
Mini 1 onl y half of the stable is
loi-vT i' There were about 150 cars and 300
m the stable.
A New Orleans $2,500 Blase.
'lay 27.—A fire tills after
roUl^,J royedt hlrfcy-two small housos un
wiiy.f . la , rw ’ ° n cither side of TcUopitoulas
luu siYl' Ve tu Bordeaux and the upper
1 "ecu. Ihe loss j s estimated at $2,600.
Tho Ridenour Case.
*I V) Va., May 27.—Ridenour,
Rrt.v l oo " vu ’ted of the minder of young
hot C ,iL h ° K railt< d anew trial, will
coun? Uwd unUl t hc July term of the
Iljc morning ■
PARIS IN MOURNING.
Probably Over 200 Lives Lost in the
Opera Comique Fire.
Paris, May 27.—The examination of the
ruins of the Opera Comique for the remains
of other victims still continues.
Twenty bodies have been found in the
dining-room. These victims ad met their
death by suffocation. Tho fliemen saw
their bodies, but were unable to reach them.
It is believed that 150 more bodies are in
what the roll call shows.
The roll call of the attaches of the Opera
Comique, made to-day, shows that seven
teen actors and employes are missing, ex-"
elusive of the supernumeraries, who were
engaged nightly as they were needed, and of
whom no record was kept.
CROWDED WITH SIGHTSEERS.
The approaches to the burned theatre are
crowded with sightseers. A pamphlet was
circulated on the streets to-day, the moral
of which was that if there had been a
series of Ministers of Fine Arts
with as high a sense of public
duty as had been shown by Gen. Boulanger,
the disaster would not have occurred. The
pamphlet way eagerly bought and produced
a visible effect upon the populace, which
was heightened by the occasional passage
of an ambulance containing a corpse.
All audacious firebrand could have per
suaded the crowd to do anything. All
Paris turned out to witness the transfer of
the corpses to the Morgue. A gentleman who
was mistaken for M. Berthelot was obliged
to seek refuge from the throng of indig
nant people, amid cries of “ala Seine.”
MORE BODIES FOUND.
Paris, May 37, 8 p. m.—A later official
report announces that sixty-eight bodies
have been recovered from the opera house
up to 7 o’clock to-night.. The work of
searching the ruins continues to-night with
the aid of the electric light. Inquiries for
missing friends are still being received.
Inquiries at the leading hotels show that
Very few English persons, mid no Ameri
cans, are missing. The wife and daughters
of Gen. Meredith Read had a very narrow
escape. Their dresses were almost com
pletely torn oil’ in the crush. It is estimated
that it will take nearly a fortnight to clear
away the ruins.
ABSENT AT ROLL CALL.
At roll cal! to-day of the Opera Comique
Company there was a distressing scene.
The names of the dead were greeted with
sobs and lamentations. M. Tosquin, who is
to receive the cross of the Legion of Honor
for his heroic efforts to prevent a panic on
the night of the disaster, was
welcomed by his fellow artists with the
greatest display of gratitude and affection.
M. Caroalho, in expressing his heartfelt
thanks for tile generosity of the theatrical
world, begged to be excused from making
any speech as his feelings were too much
harrowed by the frightful catastrophe
FURTHER GOVERNMENT RELIEF.
M. Steeraekers to-day announced that the
government would make further appropria
tions for the relief of the sufferers.
AMERICA IS WELL REPRESENTED.
J Hies. Vanzandt and Nevada to-day
■abled with offers of their services in the
benefits, and similar offers are coming in
from all sides. The Vienna municipal au
thorities have voted 20,000 francs in aid of
The Old Dominion Has a Negro for
Norfolk. May 27.—The returns from
Norfolk county did not come in uutil 4
o’clock this morning, owing to the vast deal
of scratching. The Republicans’ straight
ticket is elected by a large majority over
the citizens’ or fusion ticket. Asbury (col
ored) is elected Commonwealth’s Attorney,
which is said to be the first time hi the his
tory of the state w here a colored man has
been elected to this position. Portsmouth
City elected the Democratic ticket by a
large majority over the Labor ticket.
REPUBLICAN TICKET AHEAD.
Harrisonburg, Va , May 27. Semi
official returns from all precincts in this
county show tho following result of the
election for county officers yesterday: Har
rison (Rep.) defeats Yancey find. Deni.) by
700 majority for Common wealth's Attorney;
Messerley (ind. Dom.) defeats Lewis (Rep.)
by 150 majority for County Court Clerk;
Martz (Ind. Deni.) defeats Biaek (Rep.) by
160 majority for Circuit Court Clerk. The
Republicans elect the full Board of Super
visor and nearly all district officers.
Winchester, Va., May 27.—Freder
ick county elects the entire Demo
cratic ticket except one commissioner. The
Democrats did not have any ticket in the
city election. The Council was elected
from three tickets, tho temperance ticket,
.citizens’ ticket, and the ticket of the Repub
licans, supposed to be non-partisan.
SOLID FOR DEMOCRACY.
Staunton, Va., May 27.—1n Augusta
county the general Democratic ticket was
elected by from 500 to 1,200 majority, the
Republicans carrying some minor offices,
including two of the six supervisors.
* JUMPED THE TRACK.
Four Killed and Twelve Injured by an
Accident in Pennsylvania.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 27.—A passenger
train on the Pennsylvania railroad jiunped
the track at Horseshoe iiend, near Kittan
ning Point, in the Allegheny mountains, to
night, and three cars went over the cm-
Imnkment. The accident was caused by the
breaking of an axle on mi east-lxmnd freight
train just before meeting passenger train.
The report says that four persons were
killed and twelve wounded. A number of
physicians have gone to the scene of the
Altoona, Pa., May 27. —T0-night as the
fast line west-bound mail train was near
Kittanning Point the wheels of a car on (jjae
freight train bound East burst aud tho car
crashed into two passenger coaches with
terrible effect, killing instantly lour men
Hd injuring many others. Telegrams were
immediately sent, to this city for physicians
and all that could bo procured
were detailed to the wreck. The
Wiled are: Mr. Graham, son of ex-Speaker
Graham, of Allegheny, Pa.; J. H. Stauffer,
of Louisville, O.: W'y mcr Snyder, of Hha
mokin, Pa., and John Dorris, a newsboy, of
East Liberty, Pa.; Frank McCue, of 76East
Thirty-third street. New York city, will
probably die; Charles Biedelman, of
Brinflcld, Noble county, Ind., is
dying: six others wore seriously, but
not dangerously hurt. No passengers
occupying the sleeping or parlor cars were
injured. The accident was an unavoidable
one, and the worst that has happened for
years on the Pennsylvania railroad. - The
injured were brought to this city, and were
made as comfortable as possible.
Cut Down 10 Per Cent.
Reading, Pa., May 27.—The 860 cra
plovew of the pi|- mill, of the Reading, iron
works, were to-day informed of the redac
tion in wages of 10 per cent. A month ago
they were udvancod 5 tier cent. It is the
general belief that the men will not accept
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1887.
i IRON INTERESTS NEED IT.
WHY THE INTERSTATE LAW
SHOULD BE SUSPENDED.
Vice President Stahlman, of the Louis
ville and Nashville, Urges the Com
mission to Consider Alabama’s Iron
Interests- His Respect for Congress
is Nil—Birmingham Is His Pet.
Washington, May 27.—E. B. Stahlman,
Third Vice President of the Louisville and
Nashville railroad, appeared before tbe
Intel-state Commerce Commission to-day to
answer certain statements made by Com
missioners Fink and Gault of the Queen
and Crescent route. He said if there w-as
auy exceptions anywhere oil this continent,
that called for relief under tbe fourth sec
tion, the whole Southern system of rail
roads is that exception. Touching the appli
cation made by his company, Mr. Stahlman
said tljat the impression had been created
that the Louisville and Nashville wanted
relief from'the operation of the law, as it
affected every point in the country. Asa
matter of fact, it sought relief at only seven
teen points, and at fifteen of them there is a
strong water competition, as far as
the traffic between Kentucky points
and Cincinnati is concerned
Mr. Stahlman suggested that the effect o f
the application would be to cause the rail
road companies to open depots at Coving
ton and Newqxirt, opposite Cincinnati, and
maintain the present competitive rates from
these places to Frankfort and other Ken
tucky ,points. By ail elaborate statement of
rates Mr. Stahlman sought to remove, what
he styled, the mistaken impression to the
effect that the Southern railroads deliber
ately had gone to work to build up the Ala
bama iron interests at the expense of the
other sections of the country. The rates
were fair and equitable and the people were
satisfied with them.
NOT LOCAL BUT THROUGH RATES,
In answer to the chairman he said he was
not aware of any necessity for any relief in
the matter of pig iron rates on his own line,
but he did desire relief in through traffic to
New- York. The chairman suggested that
such an order would be futile unless other
connecting roads joined in the application.
Mr. Stahlman replied that the Lake Erie
and Western railroad was so situated that
it could unite with his road on a $4 rate to
New York without violating the law.
“Then you don't want an order,” remarked
Commission Walker. The witness replied
that his road wanted tbe business and could
not mako sure that the company he had
mentioned would consent to unite in any
Mr. Stahlman stated that the business of
Birmingham would be crippled if his road
was obliged to charge as much to Birming
ham as it charged to intermediate points.
The chairman inquired if a compliance with
the request, for a suspension of the fourth
section in the South would not amount to a
virtual nullification of the law in that sec
tion of country. The witness replied in the
affirmative and maintained the neccessity for
such suspension. The people of Alabama,
he said, were not hankering for the enforce
ment of the law. The jehairman remarked
that people of the South seemod to have felt
the necessity for the law, as evidenced
by the action of Congress. Mr. Stahlman
answered that the people of the South had
very little feeling in tne matter. Said he:
“It was just our friends in Congress who
came here and said, ‘We will ride along on
this current,’ and a good many of them were
sorry for it, too.'*
CONGRESS BEYOND CRITICISM.
Further on in his argument, Mr. Stahl
man again animadverted upon tho spirit
that had animated Congress when it passed
the law. Commissioner Bragg interrupted
him to say that such reflections upon the
intelligence of Congress were not in place.
The remarks were lacking in the respect
due to the supreme law-making power.
Mr. Stahlman admitted that the point was
well taken, and concluded his argument
without further incident.
GROVER ON A PLEASURE TRIP.
The Übiquitous Reporter Keeps Him
Under Strict Surveillance.
Albany, N.Y., May 27.—President Cleve
land and party arrived here at 3:15 o’clock
this morning. They left immediately by a
special train on the Delaware and Hudson
railroad. The party were joined here by
Dr. Ward, of this city.
THE GREEN MOUNTAINS SEEN.
Burlington, Vt., May 27.—President
Cleveland aud party passed through this
city on a special train at 0:40 this morning.
A stop of a few minutes was made. The
President and Mrs. Cleveland appeared on
the rear platform of their ear in’ company
with Collector Smalley, and were
greeted with enthusiastic applause.
The President made no remarks.
ALL VERMONT HAPPY.
St. Albans, Vt. . May 27.—President
Cleveland and party arrived hereatlo:3o
o'clock and were enthusiastically greeted by
a large crowd of citizens. The train was
halted a few minutes and the President aud
Mrs. Cleveland appeared on tho rear plat
form to acknowledge the popular greetings.
They were presented with two elegant bou
quets by a couple of children, and as the
train moved out several giant torpedoes
sounded a salute. Tim party will proceed
direct to Moira, N. Y., whence they will
branch off into the Adirondack region.
NOW IN “INNOCUOUS DESUETUDE.”
Upper Baranac Lake. Mav 27.—The
President and party, consisting of the Presi
dent and Mrs. Cleveland. Col. and Mrs. La
mont ami Dr. and Mrs Rosman, of Brook
lyn, reached the Prosjjoct House at 7 o'clock
tills evening. The train consisted of the
sleeping car in which the party left Wash
ington last night, and a drawing-room car
taken on at Jersey City. The first consid
erable stop was made after daylight this
morning at Rutland, Vt., which point was
reached. at 7:30 o’clock. A large
crowd had assembled at the station,
and the President stepped out
oil the platform and shook hanus with as
many us could be accommodated during
the few minutes’ stay. This programme
was related at Burlington, Manchester, St.
Albans, in Vermont, and at Malone, N. Y.
The party reached Paul Smith’s station at
3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Three buck boards were awaiting there to
convey the party to Saranac Lake.
settled down for fishing.
The President and Mrs. Cleveland and
Colonel and Mrs. Liunont are located in Dr.
Duutou's cottage, a short distance from the
Prospect House. The President will rise
early to-morrow morning, and accompanied
by his guido, will s;>eml the day in fishing.
Public Debt Reduction.
Washington, May 27.—The business of
the government has so far this month indi
cated a large reduction in the public debt.
Receipts to date have ben $81,286,021, and
expenditures $20,540,833, leaving u surplus
for the month of $10,738,188. Tne ex|>endi
tures included about $10,000,000 paid on the
account of pensions.
Presbyterian Bodies Exchanging Fra
Philadelphia, May 27. In the General
Assembly of the United Presbyterian
church of North America, Rev. J. C. Gal
loway, of the Associate Reformed church,
South, was introduced and addressed the
assembly. He conveyed the Christian salu
tation of the synod of the South to tho
assembly. The course for him to pursue
was one of utmost candor and frankness.
Tho Associate Reformed church has rejected
the basis of union and tho reasons, as he
conceived for doing so, were two.
First was agitation .in the United
Presbyterian church over the organ ques
tion, and second from the opposition of a
respectable minority to the fourteenth arti
cle in tlie testimony of the United Presby
terian church. The Associate Reformed
church wishes to wait until tho organ ques
tion is settled in a peaceful way. A largo
portion of tho Associate Reformed church
considers the introduction of an organ as
fatal to congregational singing.
GLAD SLAVERY IS NO MOKE.
The Associate Reformed Church does not
wish to restore slavery. There is not a man
who does not heartily rejoice .that the incu
bus of slaverv is destroyed never to return.
[Applause.] The opposition comes from the
old people, those of ante-bellum times. The
old live iu the past, but, after all, their op
position is more that of a chavalrous senti
ment than otherwise. “We feel,” said Mr.
Galloway, “that we ought to regard the
feelings of those old people, and not out
rage their convictions and drive them from
our communion. When the year 1900 shall
have arrived slavery will be almost out of
mernorv. I was born and reared, said he, in
South Carolina. The New South has no lean
ing towards slavery. Why cannot we rest
as a basis of imion on the cordial accept
ance of the Westminster Confession and
Catechism as historically interpeted?” He
trusted the day was not far distant when the
two churches shall be organically what
they are spiritually—one. Tho mod
erator responded to the greetings of
Mr. Galloway, and said it would be well
that there should be no indiscriminate haste
relative to instrumental music. With re
gal’d to the article in the testimony of the
United Presbyterian church, it is the record
of the church. He trusted that
over two churches there would Vie
soon one banner, with the words written
over it, “The United Presbyterian Church
of North America.” “We can goon and do
our work until God, in His own good time,
brings about organic union.”
Committees Appointed to Confer Re
garding tbe Reunion.
Omaha, Neb.. May 27.—The Presbyterian
Assembly (North) met this morning at the
usual time. A resolution from the assembly
in St. Louis, looking for united action be
tween both divisions of the church,
reading as follows, was adopted:
“That a committee of four ministers
and four ruling elders, together with
the moderator, is to moet with a
similar committee of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian church
of America (South). Each committee
shall be appointed for the sole nurpose of in
quiring into and ascertaining the facts above
mentioned and as to the position that the
assembly purposes to maintain in the colored
churches, ecclesiastical hoards and any other
subject now regarded as obstacles in the
wav of a united effort for the propagation
of the gospel, and rerxirt those facts to the
next General Assembly for such action as
they may warrant.”
A similar committee was appointed by
the assembly to confer with tho committee
above referred to.
A STRONG TEMPERANCE PLATFORM.
The following resolution was adopted al
most unanimously: “That this assembly re
iterates and emphasizes the deliverance of
the former-assemblies with reference to the
sin of intemperance, the unspeakable evil ami
wrong of the liquor trafflo, the use of intoxi
cating drink a.s a beverage and the duty of
all members of our churches to encourage
aud promote the cause of temperance m
every legitimate way, and especially by the
power or personal influence and example,
aud by the strong arm of the civil laws.
WORKING FOR UNION.
Southern Presbyterians Willing to
Unite if Possible.
St. Louis, May 27. —Tho General Assem
bly of the Southern Presbyterian church,
after a two days’ discussion, adopted a reso
lution offered by Dr. Hoge, of North Caro
lina, which was really a substitute
and and a compromise for the mi
nority report on the organic union:
“That a committee be appointed to confer
with the committee of the Northern church
to ascertain the sentiment of the latter body
in connection with ecclesiastical boards and
the colored church, and other subjects of the
4wn churches as might be deemed necessa
ry.” The vote stood 81 for and 69 against
Dr. Mortion presented the report of the
Committee on Narratives, which specially
spoke of tho lack of attention to tho colored
Tne Committee on Foreign Missions rec
ommended the request of tho Brazilian
church to allow it to erect a aeperate na
tional synod in connection with the North
ern church missions, which have been re
ONLY ONE CAUSE FOR DIVORCE.
The Reformed Episcopal Church Takes
a Decided Stand.
Philadelphia, May 27.—At to-day’s ses
sion of the General Council of the Reformed
Episcopal church the following resolutions
were reported from the Committee on Con
stitution and Canons, aud adopted after a
1. Reiolved , That the Reformed Episcopal
church recognizes adultery as tho only scrip
tural ground for divorce.
2. That this church forbids its ministers to
perforin a marriage ceremony for any divorced
party unless the person from whom that party
is divorced has been guilty of or is living
3. That nothing In these resolutions forbids
the remarriage of a former husband aud wife.
SUPREME COURT ADJOURNED.
The Telephone Cases Still Waiting to
Washington, May 87. —The United
States Supreme Court rendered decisions
' to-day In about forty cases. The telephone
CMes, however, were not among them, and
only a few of tho judgments announced
were of general interest. The petition for a
rehearing of the Maxwell land grant case
was denied. The court lias adjourned for
Closing of a Non-Paying Bank.
Harrisonburg, Va., May 27.—At • meet
ing of the .stockholders of the Rockingham
Bank, at this place, it was determined to
throw it into liquidation with a view to
dotting up the business as speedily ns possi
ble, The bank is perfectly solvent, but is
not paving. The bank Is Is years old.
WASHINGTON’S GALA DAY
SINGLE, COMPANY AND REGIMEN
Yesterday’s Drill Witnessed by Enthu
siastic Thousands- Popular Features
Introduced Our Volunteers Hold
Their Own, Though Scrutinized by
the Argus-Eyed Officers of the Reg
Washington, May 27.—T0-day was an
other line day, and a busy one, for the sol
diers in the national drill. Competitions
were in progress in the main drill grounds,
the Athletic Park, base ball grounds and the
Uni tel .States Arsenal grounds, the latter
being the individual competition in the riflq
shooting. The shooting yesterday was at
200 and 500 yards, and to-day at 500 aud 1)00
yards. Lieut. Pollard, of the Washington
Light Infantry, still heads the list, with a
total of 172. Next conies Capt. Chisholm,
of tho Second Maryland, 167; third, Private
Crossman, of the S&eond lowa, 106; fourth,
Private Moring, of tho Light Infantry
Blues, Virginia, 166; fifth. Private Cash, of
the Washington Light Infantry, 161-
The infantry companies which drilled to
day were tho Indianapolis Light Infantry,
the Alexandria (Va.) Light Infantry, the
Jackson Rifles of Jackson, Mich.; the
Moiineaux Rifles, Company D, Second New
YorlU: the Belknap Rifles, of San Antonio,
Tex.; the San (Tex.) Rifles; the
Lomax Rifles, Mobile, Ala,, and the Sheri
dan Guards, Manchester, N. H.
It is difficult to specify the points of excel
lence or imperfections, but popular sympa
thy and appreciation seemed about, equally
enlisted by tiie Lomax Rifles, of Mobile,
und the Belknap Rifles, of Texas, withjthe
Sau Antonio Rifles close after them. 'The
crowd was immense and generous in its
demonstrations of applause. Next oatno the
battalion drill between the Fifth Rhode
Island, the Louisville Legion and the Wash
ington Light Infantry. The practice through
out was pronounced good by aompetent
judges and the opinions of outsiders are
about evenly divided as to their respective
LIKE UNTO A SPELLING MATCH.
The most entertaining feature of tiie day’s
pageantry was (he individual competitive
drill, conducted on the country siwlling
match principle, which came next after the
battalion competition. The sixty competi
tors were selected men, two from each com
pany, and they were welcomed with loud
cheers as they drew up in line before the
At the very outset the line was
iby tho judges, who retired eight
men for a failure to place their pieces
against their toe at order arms. The drill
was exceedingly severe. Four keen-eyed
army officers were on tiie lookout for the
errors, and traps and pitfalls were
set for the unwary; the orders
come thicker and more abruptly as the work
went on. Now and then the commander
worked his way with much elaboration up
to some point where it was expected whole
dozens would go down only to be surprised
himself by the ready and accurate response
of every competitor. One quick-witted boy
was seen to make no less than three errors,
which went undetected by the judges.
Another, who was charged by the .too-ready
judge with an error of some kind, appealed
his case to tho other judges and, amid tbe
sympathizing shouts of tho spectators,
was sustained, but only to be
slaughtered two or three minutes later.
THE SPECTATORS INTENSELY EXCITED.
The excitement rose to a fever heat whan
only four men were left standing, to three
of whom the prizes must fall. The Belknap
Rifleman was the first of these to go down,
and the final struggle lay between the Sau
Antonio Rifleman, the Washington
Light Infantryman and the Ser
geant of the Louisville Legion. The eves
of the judges won detected petty mistake.'.
o>i the part, of tho two latter, and they di
rected the handsome, erect Hiid well-built
Texan to step forward as the winner of the
first prize. The contest between tho re
maining two resulted in giving the second
prize to the Washingtonian, and the third
to tho Louisville man. The victors in this
contest were Private H. G. Htoocke, of the
San Antonio Rifles; Cliaries T. Conrad, of
Company B, Washington Light Infantry,
and Sergt. J. R. Waggner, of Company
A, Louisvillo Legion.
A BRILLIANT DRESB PARADE.
The day closed with the dress parade of the
Virginia brigade, commanded by Gen. An
derson. They are a fine body of ’men, hand
somely equipped and drilled, and w >u liberal
applause from the 12,000 spectators present.
PLEASING EXHIBITION DRILLS.
After the dress parade the Lomax Rifles
and the Toledo Cadets successively gave ex
-hibition drills, which were witnessed by
3,000 or 4,000 jioople. These two corps, if
popular opinion is to be relied upon, are the
rival expectants for tho flint prize and aro
not without some warrant for their hopes.
WHY THEY DRILL BO WELL.
The Lomax Rifles were commanded
during a jKirtlon of this work by Miss Mery
C. Voss, of Mobile, the company’s charming
sponsor, a young lady of queenly form with
a face of tho noblest type of Southern
beauty. At tho conclusion of their drill
they were presented with a magnificent
floral shield by Congressman Wheeler, of
Alabama, who mode an appropriate speech
TOO SENSITIVE BT HALF.
The action of the Vicksburg Southrons
and the Memphis Zouaves in dropping out
of tho line of Wednesday’s review. l> uuv
the former objected to their position next
after the Virginia brigade, because the rear
of that brigade was composed of two com
panies of colored men, has been taken cogni
zance of officially. The Memphis men were
not in liko situation with the Vicksburgers,
but left the line out of sympathy with the
latter. The Chicago Zouaves ana the Keck
Zouaves, of N w York, to-duv joined in u
protest to the judges of the drill against the
consideration of the drill of the ’Jeninlimns,
biX’Suse of their act ia thut affair. The pro
test has been referred to the Captain of the
Memphis company for explanation.
GOV. HILL SMILES
At Ex-Senator Platt's Proposition of
an Offlca “Dicker.”
Albany, N. Y., May 27.—Gov. Hill was
interviewed to-day with refcuence to ex-
Scnatnr Platt's letter received by him this
morning, and he Raid iu substance: “I can
not, with propriety, take any official notice
of this letter. Tiie executive of a State
cannot properly enter Into any liar gain with
the Commissioner of Quarantine or any
other official, as to who would be appointed
his successor in the event of Ills resignation.
I must decline to give an assurance or en
gage in any ‘dicker’ in reference to this or
any other officer. If Mr. Piatt sincerely
desires to re-sign, his resignation must lie
unconditional and without any promises on
my pari. ”
The Governor proceeds to say that Mr.
Platt is perfectly wall aware of all of this,
and he broadly intimates that his offer is
not made iu good faith, and ad<is that, when
Mr. Platt has actually resigned it will l>o
time enough for him to offer suggestions gs
to his succMwr. ,
30,000 People Enthusiastically Greet
the Irish Patriot.
Montreal, May 27. —What was done here
this evening in honor of William O'Brien
was meant as the crowning demonstration.
This was the first place he spoke at after in
vading Canada, but the reception tendered
him then was tendered by the Irish socie
ties almost exclusively, while the reception
to-night was not alone by the Irish societies,
but by all the other city organisations, the
French Cunudian associations prodomlnat
A GRANT! RECEPTION.
No sooner hod Mr. O'Brien reached here
Inst night than a meeting of representative
French Canadians was held in Richlieu
Hall, at which the general sentiment seemed
to be in favor of inviting Mr. O’Brien to
stay there and offering him all hospitalities.
To this end Mr. Duroeher, the proprietor,
and other French Canadians, waited on Mr.
O’Brien and made known their wishes, but
lie was obliged to decline. The torchlight
parade was a magnificent spectacle.
IN FULL SYMPATHY.
While Mr. O’Brien was speaking from the
balcony of St. Lawrence Hall, after his
carriage ha/I been hauled through the
princiiial streets, one man trod upon anothcr
man’s foot, who groaned with pain, and the
people thought ho was dissenting from Mr.
O’Brien’s remarks and intent on creating
a row in the audience, ’and they “went for
him” as one man and before be had time to
recover himself and to explain be was badly
bouiaed and cut His name is 8b: rl, and he
isjhe editor of the Canadian \y'orl:mnn and
a warm synif a'.hizcr with Mr. O’Brien.
ALL OUT IN FORCE.
In grand parade after the deputations
from the outside towns, came a carriage in
which Mr. O’Brien was seated with Mr.
Denis Kilbridge, Mr. M. .7, Oloran, Presi
dent of the National league; Mr. D. Barry,
President of 84. Patrick’s Society, and Mr.
J. B. Lane. Next in line came carriages
hearing the invited guests. On either side of
the vehicle in which Mr. O’Brien sat were
files of carriages representing tho Hack
men’s Union, who were loudly applauded
as they filed past. At least B,?XX) men car
ried torches, and as they filed past, St.
Lawrence Hall, on the balcony or which
Mr. O’Brien stood with the American
now’spaiior men and officers of the local
league, there was set up a deafen
ing cheer. On the principal streets
along the route tho houses were
illuminated, and electric lights and fire
crackers flashed. Mr. O’Brien and his friends
stood in the upper gallery of Bt. Lairin’s
Hotel, from which the speeches were made.
In the neighboring streets thero were at
least 30,000 persons. Not far away, at
Ottawa and Young streets, was Brother
Arnold, of Rt. Ann’s Christian Brother
School, with his 500 students stand
ing and applauding until they
were hoarse. They sang the Irish national
anthem, “Clod Have Ireland.” Mr. O’Brien,
surveying the scene, turned to tho Associated
Press reporter and said he had never seen
anything finer outride of Ireland, or even in
Ireland. H. J. Oloran, President of the
local branch of the National League, pre
THE BUSINESS PULSE.
Failures Decreasing but Financial Pros
pects Looking Blue.
New York, May 27.—R. O. Dun & Co.'s
review of the trade for the week says: “The
most important news of the week is also
the beat, that is, that crop prospects have
decidedly improved. In view of the great
speculations in wheat and cotton, and the
false reports carefully circulated by inter-
parties, it is or service to know that
our own agents telegraph from Wisconsin—
‘Local rains have helped agricultural dis
tricts;’ from Minnesota—‘Rains throughout
the Northwest very materially improve the
crop prospects;’ from Kansas City—‘The
prospects are excellent for exceptionally
large crops, the recent copious rains
being of great benefit;' from Now Orleans—
“ Crop prospects generally good.” And
these are samples of our favorable dis
patches from nearly all quarters. The fi-ar
of injury thus far seems satisfactorily re
moved, and if harm to the wheat or cotton
crops is to come, it must be from climatic
influences in the future. This good news
for the whole country is disheartening,
however, when the financial proepects have
come to depend upon tne success of
gigantic speculations for an advance in the
prices of products. The financial future is
also affected by tho large receipts of the
Treasury, amounting for the oast, ten
months and twenty days to $31,012,867 more
than the receipts for tne same part of the
previous year. At tho same rate the Treas
ury must take from the market s a large sum
every month, after the last call for
3 per cents., which matures July 1.
‘.‘Washington dispatches* tate that the ad
, ministration will purchase bonds with great
reluctance, if nt all. During the past week
tiie Treasury has taken in $1,500,000 more
gold and $.’.,000,000 more currency than it has
paid out, with the issues of Silver certificates
only balancing the increase of silver held,
and with only SIOO,OOO added to the dopes.ts
in the banks.
“Foreign commerce does not improve.
April imports exceeded the exports by
$17,073,975, an excess only equaled*in one
month of 1882, after a partial failure of the
crops, and in no other month since 1872.
The prevailing spwulnuons, rather than the
interstate act, cause the decline In export*,
for shipments of grain by lakp and rail are
made without regard to local rail rates. In
cotton the exports ore hardly a quarter of
those of May, 188d.
“The Interstate Commission has not yet
revoked its orders of the suspension of
clause 4, but all information tends to
(lie lielier that it will do so and points to a
rigid enforcement of the act.
“Business failures occurring throughout
tho country last week number for the
United States 153, and Canada 22; total
175, against 180 last week, and 187 the week
previous. The figures for the week are
about up to the avefhga.”
Dedicated at Springfield by a Large
Sprin’GKIELD, Mo., May 27.—The Confoil
er n't" cemetery, which adjoins the National
cemetery on the south, and in which ore
interred 507 victims of the Wilson
creek battle, was dedicated and deco
rated to-ilav. There was a large
attendance. Speeches were made by Silvan
l/iuk Bland, Col. J. R. Clyborne and Gen.
D. M. Frost, of Bt. lx>ul, and letters and
telegrams were read from lion. Jefferson
Davis. (Senator Cockrell. Senator Walthall
and Hon. W. C. I*. Breckinridge, of Ken
WOUNDING THE OVERSEER.
Three Convicts Attempt to Kill Their
Overseer but are Shot Down.
Batavia, 0., May 27. —Yesterday even
ing two negroes and a white man belonging
to the convict gang constructing a railroad
on the Kentucky side of the Ohio river,
opjwwito New Richmond. 0., mortally
wounded the overseer mimed Marshall. The
guard near fired cm: load of buckshot uud
killed the white laau and one negro The
utlicr negro was seriously wounded.
i PRICK AIO A TEAR. *
j 5 CEATS A COPY, f
EUROPE IN PARAGRAPHS
FRANCE’S GREAT MEN CANNOI
WORK IN UNITY.
Gen. Boulanger Depressed—Pornell’i
Friends Explain the Kennedy Caae-
Belglan Troubles Increasing lrisl
Evictions Begun Again—Lord Coin
Campbell Financially "Broke."
Dublin, May 27.— Evictions are now be
ing carried on at Bodyke, nnd ore attended
by exciting Rcenes. To-day a fight occurred
and polieo charged tho people. The Sheriff
who was in command of the officer* w
seized with apoplexy. A truce was had al
once, and was used by the people M
strengthen their defenses. The persons t 4
lie evicted are all barricaded in their home*
and have plenty of assistance in resisting thl
police. It is lielievod t hat a spvere light, arw
even bloodshed is inevitable.
PARNELL S FRIENDS EXPLAIN.
The Freeman's Journal denies that
Parnell has been guilty of cruelty to Ken*
uedy, one of the Irish leader’s Arondala
tenants, ns charged yesterday by the DubliM
Express. Tho Journal savs that instead of
being coerced to exchniigehis good farm tot
inferior laud, as averred bv the Tory paper.
Kennedy sought the exchange, desiring 14
occupy less improved land (luring the gra
ing season. In order to accomplish the eio
change Kennedy* went to Parnell's agent
and offered him half of tho year’s rent du
on tho farm, minus 25 per cent., which h*
asked as reduction. The agent offered tc
cancel Kennedy’s agreement if ho would
pay the entire year’s rent minus 30 per cent,
which he offered as reduction. This Ken*
FRANCE’S NEW CABINET.
Paris, Mav 27.—M. Rouvier, in accept
ing the task of forming anew ministry, re
quested President Grevy to allow him full
liberty of notion. M. Flourens will remain
in the Cabinet as Minister of Foreign
Affairs. It is probable that M. Rouvier will
take the office of Minister of Finance. It is
also expected that, M. Kallieres will be Min
ister of the Interior; M. Hpulle, Minister ni
Justice; M. Etierre, Minister of Publi*
Works; M. Prevet, Minister of Agriculturej
Admiral Jaurez, Minister of Marine, anq
M. Casiimir-Perierr, Minister of Public
CAUSING FINANCIAL DEPRESSION.
M. Ferry lias written a letter denying that
it was he who incited the Presidents of th*
three republican groups to go to the Elvsee
Palace to urge President Grevy to displace
Gen. Boulanger. The Bourse was depressed
to-day under tho delay in the formation of
the ministry and sinister rumors caused a
stagnation of business. Three per cent,
rentes fell 35 centimes, credit fancier 7
francs and the Suez Cunal shares IS franc*.
M. Cranetaud M. Lockroy have informed
M. Rouvier that they cannot join his min
istry unless Gen. Boulanger be associated
La Erunre report* that a section of thf
Lelt bus decided to leave the union of the
Gauche* and form anew group, to be called
the Gambetta party. /
ALL DECLINE THE HONORS.
Paris, May 27 .—La Lanlrmt to-day
says that Gen. Boulanger will be sent to
command the army corps in Algiers.
Another rmnor is that he will be sent at
Ambassador to Kt. Petersburg. Ribot, Pey
feral, Guyot and Bizarelii have declined
portfolios' in the new Cabinet.
ALL THERE, SAVE RUSSIA.
Constantinople, May 27.—A1l the pew.
era. except Russia, have replied to the
Porte’s recent circular consenting to a dis
cussion of tho Bulgarian question.
GERMANS IN ALSACE-LORRAINE.
Berlin, May 27.—The official statistics
show Uuit 49,250 persons left Alsace-Lor
raine lietween the years 1880 and 1885,
while during the same period there was a
German influx of 36,958,
SKULL AND CROSS BONES AT DUBLIN.
Dublin, May 27.—A procession of the un
employed of this city, carrying a black flag
with a skull and cross bon**, on it, waa dirt
iiersed to-day by tho police.
IN GOOD TIME.
The Bodyke evictions have been sue
BELGIAN RIOTS INCREASING.
Brussels, May 27.—The striking collier*
at Uormi, a village of Hainaut, have at
tacked the troops, who were guarding the
mine property. Three lancers were
wounded. An attempt has been made at
Hornu to destroy the house of a non-striker
with dynamite. Twelve hundred more men
joined the strikers at Charleroi to-day. At
Bousmi, in Hainaut, 300 men went, out to
day, and at Dour 180. At Mons 000 striker!
paraded, clamoring for universal suffrage.
WISE COTTON SPINNERS.
London, May 27.—Two hundred and
fifty cotton spinners met in Manchester to
day. and resolved, two-thirds of the whole
number of cotton, spinuerx agreeing, that
t hi mills lie run on half time for a period of
eipkt weeks, beginning on Monday next.
1 his action is takrti in order to counteract
the effect* of the present comer in cotton at
RUSSIA'S ANTI-JEWISH I.AW.
Berlin, May 27.—Private advices front
Warsaw state that the Russian govern men®
is extending to Poland the provisions of the
law forbidding any foreign Jews to conduct
business. A number of German-Jewish
merchants, although providod wiitj the
requisite guild certificate, have !je<wi
that they will not bo ullowed to connate
London, May 27.—A special from Wad
rid to the Standard say*: "Tho Spanish
Government will consent in July next,
to declare the reduction of the differential
Hag duties on the trade between America
and the West Indies jiennaneut. Himllar
concessions will lie made to other countriea
having treaties with Hpain.
UNWELCOME VISITOR AT CALCUTTA.
London, May 27.—A cyclone has visited
Calcutta. Four ships are” reported missing
and one foundered.
he is vert amiable.
London, May 37.—Lord Coiin Campbell
has consented to lie placed in bankruptcy in
accordance with the decision of the Bank
ruptcy (Joint, on the petition of the Duke of
Marllxirough. His liabilities are ift),ooo, inJ
eluding it),000 for the costs Incurred in pros*
ecu ting his divorce suit against his wife.
THE OAKS WON BT D’OR.
Tho Oaks was won by Revo d’Or, St
Helen second aud Freedom third.
Clothing Cutters’ Lockout Ended.
Philadelphia, May The long lock
out of clothing cutters by tho Philadelphia
Clothing Exchange was settled to-day to
tho satisfaction of both parties concerned.
The lockout now ended has lasted since
Feb. 7, almost four months. Although
at first atlVoting about IKK) men about half
that numtier can now enjoy harmonious re
Closed for Want of Coke.
Chicago. May 37.—The Union Steel Com
(aiiiy shut, dowii its rolling mili to-day. The
conq-any is out of Coke, owing to the strike
in Pennsylvania. Several hundred turn are
thus made idla.