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O'BRIEN CREATES A STIR
REFUSES TO ASSOCIATE WITH THE
Grand Procession in Kia Honor in New
York- O’Brien Repudiates Clauses in
the Resolutions and Refused to Ap
pear on the Stand With Dynamiters
New June I.—Arrangements, for
grand jMirade, to be participated in by
75,000 men, were made for to-night, in honor
of Mr. O'Brien, but less t Iran one-fifth of
that number paraded. The line was very
slow in forming. Editor O’Brien and Mr.
Kilbride were to have been with the Com
taittee of Arrangements in tho car
riages, but he did not attend,
and everywhere was heard the ques
tion, “Where is O’Brien?" Mr. O'Brien
was at the Hoffman House, and
he did not appear in ttie parade. A sub
committee of the committee ot arrange
ments waited upon him, To them he said
he would not leave the hotel. It is under
stood that he objected to the presence of
Mr. John McMackin, who was to preside at
the* peters’ stand. Mr. McMackin presided
at the meeting in the Cooper Union Tuesday
night, at which P. J. P. Tynan, the “Mysteri
ous No. 1,” spoke and applauded his extreme
remarks. Mr. O’Brien, who advocates
peaceful measures in the righting of Ire
land's wrongs, could not afford to place him
self in a position to be criticised.
O’BRIEN’S GOOD REASONS,
He did not care to have it flashed across
the ocean that he, a member of Parliament,
was consorting with dynamiters and ex
tremists in America. It was thought that
Mr. O’Brien could be got to appear if Mr.
McMackin was removed from the stand, but,
the Central Labor Union and the United
Labor Party would not agree to that, Thus
it was that the procession moved without
him. There were at the outside 20,000
men in the line. The line of march was
down Fifth avenue to Seventeenth street,
then to Union Square, where the procession
passed in review and was dismissed. Mr.
John McMackin spoke on the grand stand.
After an eulogy or Mr. O’Brien, he suddenly
changed his manner and closed as follows:
“One whom we bad expected to see here
to-night has not seen fit. to show himself.
Perhaps when O’Brien gets through being
dined and wined by the Kellys and the
O’Donohues and the rest, perhaps then he
may find time to greet those who are here to
meet him. He may find that the Irish are
not, to be led by a corrupt crowd of politi
cians.' Diming the time McMackin was
Speaking the head of tho procession reached
tne stand. Dr. McGlynn stood at
the front of the platform and
reviewed the line. He was fre
quently greeetd with prolonged cheers.
The Sixty-ninth regiment came in the van,
and following it were several companies of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Then
came a large delegation of the Socialistic
labor party, with them being parties carry
ing a floral pillar inscribed on either side,
“Home Rule” and “Welcome, O’Brien. ’
There were numerous halts and waits, hut
the paraders came to a halt on the north side
of Seventeenth street as fast as they ar
rived. Rabbi Brown was intro
duced while the parade was passing
and spoke briefly. There were fully 40,000
peoble gathered in the vicinity of the stand
in Union Square, the crowd overflowing
into Broadway and Fourth avenue. Among
those on the gaily decorated platform, were
Henry George, Rev. Dr. McGlynn, Police
Commissioners Voorhis, John McMackin,
Dennis Mcßride, ex-Judge Tucker, Rabbi
Brown and a host of local labor leaders and
agitators. C'apt. Williams end a squad of
150 officers were on hand. But aside from
keeping tho crowd within the proper limits,
their services were not required. As
soon as Dr. McGlynn was espied the
crowd cheered itself hoarse.
DR. M’GLYNN’B SHARP CRITICISMS.
James P. Archibald said that if Mr.
O'Brien had any feeling in common with
the people he would never have insulted the
Labor party by refusing to speak on the
same platform with John McMackin. Dr.
McGlynn, who was loudly cheered on rising
to speak, said that they had assembled to
greet Mr. O’Brien, not as a man or an indi
vidual, for many of them knew little
about him and cared less
for his mere personality, but
for the sake of the cause he represented. If
Mr. O’Brien had been so ill-advised they
could not blame him as they did those who
advised him. It was a shocking thing after
having been honored by tho invitation of
the United Labor party, Knights of Labor
and the Central Labor Union to dare to dic
tate to them and to scratch and cross out
portions of the resolutions. The message
they wished to send to the people of Ireland
was one of sympathy with their wrongs.
A great deal of dissatisfaction
was expressed about Mr. O’Brien
not appearing, and when it was an
nounced that the reason for his not appear
ing was on account of John McMackin's
presiding, a considerable uproar was
created. A committee waited on Mr.
O'Brien at the Hoffman House yesterday
afternoon and submitted to him the
r< solutions to be read at the meet
ing. He told the committee he could not
be present unless certain portions of the
resolutions relating to Dr. McGlynn were
stricken out. This the committee refused
Uj do. Mr. O’Brien then told the gentlemen
il John McMackin was permitted to preside
he could not come. The following are the
Re if revolted by the working people of
Ai’ic York in muss meeting assembled, That
we welcome William O'Brien to our city and
assure him of our sympathy with his mis
sion to America. We abhor tho system of
raillery by which Lord Lansdowne grows
rich at, the expense of an impoverished peo
p.e We denounce the cruelty of ex|iel'ing
Inslimen from tho soil on which they were
,rn, and we condemn those law’s
Which, by treating tho land of Ireland as
private property, makes such robbery and
cruelty ixissible. The land of Ireland be
longs of right to the people of Ireland, and
>n the impending struggle there we
recognize the sarno irrepressible conflict be
tween the natural right, and the vostod
wrong, in which wo lu this count ry arc en
, gaged. J
Itesolrerl, That we watch with sympathy
Wirt interest tho progress of the revolution
~ rad Britain, inspired by men like Par
nell, Davitt and O’Brien aiid HI by Ulad
binc, which gives promise to Ireland of a
government of the people, by the jieoploand
tor the people, under which private owner
"f the lands shall be abolished,
nil the gifts of nature and nature’s God
be equally enjoyed by all.
ri i/ 1 , ’ that we proclaim! he God-given
°" ev ** r y people to govern themselves
without any foreign interference or dicta
' v b,fever, and that v. o denounce tlio
in lux* * <> . < ' o<>r, 'i on Ireland now rending
the British Parliament, and the threat, of
'ommuniiation niudn from Italy against
ihl! ..r • , c American priest who has favored
,1 „ ,ri .sh revolution, ’as meriting the eon
™,on of liberty-loving men Iho world
'l'hat we denounce the brutality
the - In huvurd Mr. O’Brien in Canada by
o’ tT .. . m a ' , ti ! '.g under tho encouragement
ri,., I’' 1 ’' Savior* or Society" thore, ns mi iu
ra’c* with the rights of free speech,
nil.. ’VV! tU ', tl T t hy lawless violence to shield
,k n , England's ‘‘lords of the cartli” from
his ‘; 0u , tom > , t with which sin exposure of
him, ailf l plundering must inspire all
iootnane and honest men.
of hu* 0 ■ >u the further prosecution
Inrri,..!? “ipiiust tho iniquity of laml
rwti,,.lll' ¥ r ’ lias the sincere aym
rw, a , earnest co-operation of the work
of Now York, whose hands ore
In tt y ll llf l their hearts willing to help
f *ttb f Sl1 U F%] C of . the disinherited of the
t!l 'UirightjB U citlzcHS their
Ono Hundred Thousand Homs Rulers
London, J; 4.—A monster procession
in houor ■' Mr. I <m*. was bold at
Swansea, t Way. Mr. Gladstone,
wdth the promii -nt il. ibtrals of Wales, oo
cupied tu*i stand, from which he viewed the
parade. One hundred tliousaad, wearing
and bearing banner-. mid accompaniod bv
nmniTOtts hands. march*-*# jia.-t the stand.
A contingent from Pont-y-Prind. headed
the line. Carmdns wore fired and the great
est, enuraraaMi prevailed. The day was
clear and bright.
The procession was five hours passing the
review stand. After the men had all passed
they massed to hear Mr. Gladstone, who
spoke for an hour. He said the waste of
time in the House of Commons was due t o
the fact that the coercion bill was badly
framed, ft was extravagant in its objects
and totally mismanaged. Lord Salisbury’s
complaint of obstruction was unmanly and
effeminate. Fatigued Conservatives would
lie given a longer Whitsun holiday. He
warned them that they would lie even more
tired, for it would be impossible to perma
nently govern Ireland coersivelyin the light
of this day. Mr. Gladstone asked the
M elnkmen to believe that the Irish were hu
man beings, and full of noble qualities. He
w-as confident that tho Welshmeu would
sympathize with them.
A banquet was given to Mr. Gladstone
this evening by the Welsh members of the
House of Comfnons and tho officials of the
The “Standard” Advises Him to Fight
His Enemies, Not His Friends.
London, June 4.—The Standard, com
menting on Lord Randolph Churchill’s
speech, at Wolverhampton, last night, ad
mits the importance of the subject, but com
plains that Lord Churchill, while weaking
his party at a time when all its strength is re
quired to be centred in the Irish difficulty,
keeps his grand scheme of reform to him
self. Commenting on lord Churchill's
speech, it says: “Let Lord Randolph convert
his indignation into a steady fire of a reso
lute purpose and mature his plan with
patient industry. Then he may become a
terror to the evil-doers, and some day an op
portunity may come for putting his ripened
puiposes into execution."
WILLIAM A. WHEELER DEAD.
Peaceful End of an Ex-Vice President—
His Life and Services.
Watertown, N. Y., June 4.—Hon. Wil
liam A. Wheeler died at his home at 10:10
o'clock this morning. He was in a com
posed condition during the night and passed
peacefully away without a sign of any
recognition of those about him'.
THE LAST MOMENTS.
Malone, Is. Y., June 4.—The death of
ex-Vice President Wheeler, which occurred
at 10:10 a. m. to-day, was painless, and his
life went out so gradually and quietly that
it w 7 as hard to mark the exact moment of
its flight. Though his vitality hud been de
creasing slow ly through the past six years.
Mr. Wheeler retained his vitality up to
within perhaps six months ago. From
that date he had failed rapidly. He was
tortured terribly by insomonia and neu
ralgia, and was also afflicted with catarrh
of the bladder. The night of March 3
last he was seized with a chill,
followed by a sinking spell and then by a
fever, and for hours his physician thought,
him dying. He never fully rallied from that
attack, ami his mind and body have wasted
together. There lias probably been soften
ing of the brain, too, and for weeks he had
been irrational. This brain affliction was
the immediate cause of his death. On Mon
day last, he sank into a condition of uncon
sciousness, from which he never aroused,
except for a moment or two at a time, and
from which time he had not spoken nor
given any sign of recognition of his friends
or of what was transpiring about him.
Mr. Wheeler had no near relative in the
world to minister to him during his illness
or to watch by his side at his death, but the
relatives of his deceased wife and the
friends who have been bound to him from
boyhood by the closest ties of affection, who
w ere tender in their solicitude for him, and
a few of them were grouped with his pastor
and the physician about him when the final
The approach of death was so gradual
that it caused no public shock, even here at
his home though there is universal sorrow
among the people. All the flags are at half
must, and emblems of mourning w ill be
displayed. Tho funeral will lie held at t
o’clock Tuesday, June 7, at the Congrega
tional church, with a sermon by tho pastor,
to whom Mr. Wheeler had been almost a
second father. A meeting of citizens
will be held this evening to
appoint tiie committee to arrange
for a citizens’ memorial service to be held on
Tuesday evening, and at which the men who
were associates and friends of his youth and
mature manhood, will voice their own and
the country’s love for him.
President Cleveland, who is in the Adiron
dacks and within a few hours ride from
here has been apprised of Mr. Wheeler’s
death and the time of the funeral.
The follow ing telegram has been received
from ex-Presideut Hayes:
Tremont. 0.. .Tune 4, 1887.
Mrs. Havesand I have heard with the deepest
sorrow of the death of oiu friend Mr Wheeler,
1 will attend the funeral with my son.
R. B. Hayes.
William A. Wheeler was inaugurated
Vice President in 1877. He came into con
siderable prominence in the Forty-third
Congress in connection with troubles in
Louisiana, which were adjusted by what is
known as the “Wheeler Compromise.” He
was born at Malone, X. Y., June SO, 18111.
He 8) icnt two years at the University of
Vermont, and, at the age of 21, begati the
study of the law. At the end of four years
he was admitted to practice in his native
town. He held a number of minor offices,
and in 1.54 b was elected District Attorney
of his county. He was sent to the Legisla
ture as a Whig iu 1840 and 1850,
■ and was a member of the State
Senate in 1850 and 1800. In
the latter year he was elected to Congress
and served c.ie term. He was President of
the Constitutional Convention of Now York
in !Bd7. ami in 18bS was again elet ted to Con
gress. Ho was three times elected in .-ac
cession. In !S7ii lie was nominated fer \ ice
President. He acted with the Republican
partv from lla organization. He was a man
of fair ability, and v-as highly respected by
the Republican leaders. As he filled a sec
ondnry place lie was not particularly con
spicuous during the remarkable contest tor
tfie Presidency in 157*1-77 in which the will
of the people as expressed at the ballot-box
Serious Epidemic Among Imported
Horses in Illinois,
Chicago, Juno 4.—A special from Bloom
ington, 111., says: The strange disease) which
has lrecn reported as doing great damage
among the horses in the vicinity of VVapolla,
DeWitt county, is looked upon by the horse
men of Central Illinois with much concern.
Tho Assistant State Veterinarian, at this
place, under instructions front tho State
Commissioners, has made a thorough ox
amination of the disease. Two imported
Norman stallions have died and ten are now
affected. Thirty-eight man's have died and
many arc sick. ’Hu fur as known, the local
eases are now all quarantined. No remedy
lias been discovered ns yet.
Ex-Attorney General Speed Dying.
Louisville, Juno 4.—Gen. Janies N.
Bneod who was Attorney General under
Prerident Urn-ohi, is dangerously ill nt bis
homo in this county. The family and phy
sicians state he can live but. a few days
longer. He is almost 80 years old and i
gradually sinking from more exhaustion.
TjPffIKJHKIXG NEWS: SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
CHAFING 1 XDER Til E BITS
GERMANY’S NEW CANAL DIS
TURBS THE DEPUTIES.
Paris to be Made a Seaport and the
Mediterranean to be Connected With
the Atlantic by a French Canal Other
Important European News.
Paris, June 4.—M. Dellatre, member
of the Chamber of Deputies for the Seine,
lias given notice that he will interpolate the
government regarding the construction by
Germany of the North Sea and Baltic ca
nal. He will ask what the government ex
pects will be the result of the construction
of this waterway upon French commerce,
and also whether the government intends to
effect a scheme to make Paris a seaport and
construct a canal from the Mediterranean to
GEN. BOULANGER TO COMMAND.
Gen. Ferron, the new Minister of War,
has offered Gen. Boulanger the command of
the army. Gen. Boulanger, however, lias
asked for a few months rest.
THE LIST NOW 180.
The final estimate of victims of the bunt
ing of the Opera Comlque places the num
ber at 130. ,
A “LINK OF CIVILIZATION” WANTED.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to the
Journal Des Debuts says that the Ameer of
Bokharahas, dismissed all the officials of his
government found in arms against Russia.
He has informed the Governor of Turke
stan that he and his subjects are impatient
ly waiting for the great, link which will
connect their country with Russia and dif
fuse civilization t hroughout Central Asia.
SUGAR TAX BILL PASSED.
The sugar tax bill was passed by the
Chamber of Deputies to-day by a vote of
378 to 177.
Seeking to Form an Alliance of the
Cnpyriqht 1887 by Sen' York Associated Press.
Berlin, June 4. —Since the division in the
French Chambers have shown that, the Right
intends to give a solid vote for the Moder
ates, the North German Gazette the Kretiz
Zeitung and other government organs are
beaming over with articles rejoicing in the
prospects of peace, and evince an optimistic
The advices from the German embassy at
Paris are reported to be of a less hopeful
tenor now regarding the length of the ex
istence of tbe Rouvier ministry. It is as
sumed that the spirit of Chauvinism is for
a long time at, rest with the retirement, of
Gen. Boulanger and that jieai-e is assured
for a time. The motive of these pacific
utterances, it is asserted, is not the desire to
cultivate better relations with France, but
to make a resumption of the entente with
Russia more pasy. Count Bismarck aims to
renew the alliance of the three Emperors
and hopes to seal the entente by a specific
treaty which would make firmer the under
standing between Germany, Austria and
Russia than existed under tbe last alliance,
for which tbe treaty, though drawn up, was
A high official of the government here
was asked for how long a time peace was
secured. His answer was: “For this year,
and if the Czar meets the two Emperors in
the autumn and consents to sign
the treaty of alliance probably for
five years.’’ The motive or the Russian
response to Bismarck's overtures, however,
is doubtful. The assertion of the Kreuz
Zeitung, regarding the restoration of the
friendly relations with Russia, is borne out
by no apparent fact.
HOSTILITY TO FOREIGNERS.
On the contrary, the Pan-Slavist press
continues to display great hostility to Ger
many and a practical enmity in the repres
sion of the German element, in the Baltic
provinces and of the German trade and
traders everywhere in Russia, continues un
abated. The Infest instance of the Russian
exclusivis/n affecting Germans is the pro
posed law of naturalization, which has just
been submitted to the Council of the Em
pire. M. Katkoff urges the government to
make the conditions of naturalization so
difficult of performance that it would
lie impossible for any foreigners
to become naturalized citizens, in order to
make a fortune and afterwards return home.
According to M. Katkoff the industries
of Russia are now so strong that tho gov
ernment can dispense with granting any
special privileges to foreigners, or harboring
any foreign traders. The proposed new
naturalization law is infused with this spirit,
and one of its purposes is to prevent natur
alized persons from leaving Russia.
Official circles do not share tho sentiments
of tiie official press toward Russia, butCount
Bismarck is determined to conciliate the
Czar, as he considers that by so doing he
would to a considerable extent soothe the
irritation and settle the differences
that now exist. The Austrian
Cabinet had asked Germany to join in a
protest against the ukase, and Bismarck
consented. Szechenyi went the next day to
Vienna, supposing the affair had been ar
ranged. Count Bismarck’s change of front
was communicated to tho Austrian govern
ment on Wednesday, and to-day Count
Szechenyi’s recall from Berlin is announced
The Freidrnhlatt says he resigned for
private reasons, but the fact is tho Vienna
foreign office resents the sudden alteration
in the German policy.
VICTIMS OF RUSSIA'S POLICT.
Among the German notables who have
been victimized by the alien act are Prince
Von Hohenlohe and Prince Von Radziwill.
Prince Von Hohenlohe holds an extensive
property in Galeoia while Prince Radziwill
owns about half of tho whole circle of
Minsk,and Hir William A. White, the British
Minister to Turkey, who has estates
in Poland, will take private, yet
concerted action to influence the Czar in the
case of the failure of the powers to take
action against the ukase. Tho Berlin police
authorities have prohibited the circulation of
a New York publication called the Indepen
dent Hibliothek, liecause of an offensive
Socialist article entitled “The Hell of Black
well's island,” which ji| ■!■* therein.
BIG RAILROAD DEAL.
A Now System Formed to Extend to
Cincinnati, 0., June 4.—An Associated
Hi-ess reporter has obtained information
from a semi-official source of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Drayton and Yundalia deal
lieing formally eoiisumatod to-day at Terre
Haute. Tbe Vitndslfn line will now oiierate
its business in connection with the Cincin
nati. Hamilton and Dayton and tbe Dayton
and Ironton railroad* and these will form,
with tho Baltimore and Ohio, one
grand system lietween the West, and the sea
board cities. Tho Cincinnati, Wabash and
Michigan railroad, recently acquired by the
Ives-Staynor syndicate, will be operated in
the interest of this largo system as a feeder
from Chicago and Lake .Michigan cities and
the lumber districts. The Pennsylvania
Company will be tendered tho use of the
Vunualia line as heretofore,
REDUCING THEIR RATES.
Tbe C. B. and Q. Reducing Through and
St. Louis, June 4.—The Chicago, Bur
ling ton and Quincy Railroad Company huve
determined to reduce rates between this
city, Council Bluffs iuid Omaha. When the
interstate commerce law went into effect
this road, being the long route to Omaha
and Council Bluffs, rather than sacrifice its
local joints raised its through rates to the
former place about 18 iier cent. After two
mouths' trial it found this business woe of
too much conseiiucnce to lose. The return
to the old rates will necessitate a slaughter
of tbe local rates all along the line.
Tollere Thinking o' Thai r Wrongs More
Than of Their Work.
Pittsburg, June 4.—A special from Con
nelisville. Pa., says: Five more of the Jim
town ooke rioters were arrested this morn
ing. The wife of one of the prisoners made
a savage attack on the Sheriff with a large
butcher knife, and would have preliably
killed hint, but. for a negro who overpowered
the woman and took the knife away.
The report of Carlton and Bailev,
of the General Committee, of tbe
Knights of Labor, has caused much dissat
isfaction and is generally condemned. The
impression prevails that an early settlement
of the strike will be effected.
the family quarrel growing.
It is rumored that a secret meeting of the
officers of the local assemblies of the Knights
of Labor that are antagonistic to Mr. Pow
derly is to lie held in this city in the course
of a few days, at which steps will to taken
toward concentrating tbe opposition in I lie
different parts of the country for the pur
pose of laying the plans of operation at the
annual convention next fall The expulsion
of District Assembly No. 12, known as the
John A. Morrison Carpet Weaver’s Assem
bly, has given considerable joy to the anti-
Powderlyites who recognize in the tabooed
district a great accession of strength.
ORGANIZING THE OPPOSITION.
Communication has been opened by the
officei-s of this assembly with the Denver
and Pacific coast assemblies, which already
have manifested open hostility to the
present administration, undovith numerous
other assemblies which, although
they have not publicly declared
their position, are known to
to be willing to join hands with any well
organized movement, to “down" the present
officers at Philadelphia. It is hinted that
this combination is likelv to assume formid
able dimensions, anil that Mr. Powderly
and the Home Club are likely to lie con
fronted at Minneapolis with an opposition
much better organized ami more powerful
than that with which they had to contend
last year at Richmond.
COTTON OPERATIVES IN COUNCIL.
Manchester, June 4.— Tiie cotton spin
ners and operatives have called a meeting to
devise some means to counteract the effects
of Liverpool cotton.
A GUARDED LETTER.
What the Executive Board Write
When They Mean “Boycott.”
New York, June 4. —District Attorney
Martine to day gave some attention to the
fac simile letter recently issued by the Gen
eral Secretary of the Knights of Lalior at
Philadelphia, as published in this morning’s
Sun, calling upon the members of the va
rious assemblies to boycott E. S. Higgins &
Go., carpet manufacturers, and their cus
tomers. The matter was then turned over
by Mr. Martine to his assistant, Mr. Dnvis,
who has charge of the placing of matters
before the grand jury, upon which indict
ment should lie found.' Mr. Davis said that,
the letter is very guardedly written, and
could not be made a basis of indictment for
conspiracy. The matter will, however, be
further investigated. The circular does not
use the word “boycott.” It says the General
Executive Board has decided that the
cariiets manufactured hy this firm are not
such tlja# the said board can recommend.
Accompanying the circular is a list of
32 firms in New York city, 21 in Brooklyn,
and 8 in Jersey City and Newark, N.J.,
who handle Messrs. Higgins A Co.’s carpets.
The circular is signed J. W. Hayes, Secre
tary of the General Executive Board.
NOT EXECUTED YET.
The Three Mexicans Now Awaiting
Action of the Pardoning Power.
St. Louis, June 4.—A special from
El Paso, Tex., says: Gen. Lorenzo Vegar,
the President of the Mexican Military
Court, that sentenced the three Nogales in
vaders to death, is in El Paso, and says that
Col. Arvizu. Lieut. Guitteree and the third
prisoner, a civilian, are still in the jail at
Guavinas, (lending an appeal for mercy to
the President and the Secretary of War in
the City of Mexico. They were tried by a
court-martial composed of two Generals
and five Colonels, and promptlv sentenced
to death, on the two charges of kidnapping
and invading a friendly territory.
In Mexican official circles it
is not thought the intercession of
Secretary Bayard for leniency will have the
desired effect, for the standing of Col.
Arvizu in the Mexican army is not of the
best. There is no sympathy for him among
his own countrymen, and the sentence of
death will undoubtedly be executed. A
number of serious charges have been pre
ferred against him on a previous occasion.
“ASSISTED” EMIGR ANTS.
How Some of England's Paupers Are
Sont to This Country.
New York, June 4.— Seventeen families,
in all about seventy-five people, arrived at
Castle Garden on the Liman steamer City
of Chester from county Kerry, Ireland. So
far as known they are friendless, and all
are desirous of going to Massachusetts,
where they say they have friends. They
claim to have received letters from relatives
and friends in Massachusetts requesting
them to come to this country. These letters,
they sav, were confiscated by the Secretary
of the Killnrney Emigration Society, who
gave them tickets to New York and rail
rood tickets to thoii-ilestination. They are
now nt Ward’s Island as paupers, awaiting
the decision of the Emigration Commis
DYNAMITE DID IT.
Eight Men Killed and One Injured by a
Altoona, Pa., June 4.—Nine men were
drilling a hole at the Oambria Iron
Company’s stone quarries at Birming
ham this afternoon, when an explo
sion of dynamite occurred close to
them. Eight of them were killed;
the ninth is badly hurt, bin may survive.
One of the killed wan an Italian, but the
others were all Americans.
The explosion was occasioned by the
men attempting to drawn blast that con
tained three kegs of powder nud a lot of
A BAD STORY.
An Escaped Convict Repents but Is
Discovered and Arrested.
Danville, Va., June 4.—Robert Grove
was sent to the North Carolina penitentiary
in 1881, from Asheville, for the murder of
Janies Alexander, but escaped In 1882, and
came to this city, where ho married and set
tled down us a good citizen He assumed
the name of Edward Williams and was
generally regarded as a man of good char
acter, but it finally leaked nut that he was
an escaped convict and ho was arrested mid
is hotel here subject to theorder of the North
Clerks Givon a "Vacation” Interest
ing News From tho Capital.
Washington, June 4.—Thirteen clerks
in the Treasury Department were to-day
notified that their names will lie dropjied
from the pay rolls July 1, by reason of
tiie failure of Congress to make provisions
for payment of salarire.
How a False Rumor Originated.
New York, June 4.—The rumor that
Cardinal Gibbon*, who arrived from Rome
on the Umbria, of the Canard line, tiffs
afternoon, hwl died on tit" voyage was oc
casioned by the fart tbe Umbria’* flag was
half-mazted in passing Handy Hook, a sig
nal that she had taken a pilot aboard
SURVEYING THE RUINS.
WHAT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
The Governor’s Pen Busy Signing Pills
Scores of Bills Yet Loft on the Cal
endar Appropriation. Unexpectedly
Largo ~ The New Apportionment
Tallahassee’s New Railroad.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 4. —During
the lust few days of the legislative session
large numbers of bills, joint resolutions and
memorials were passed 114 of which have
been sigued by Gov. Ferry, and'as many
more are now awaiting his action.
The appropriations made for various pur
poses are unusually -large, being necessary
to cover the expenses incurred by the late
constitutional convention and other items
for the last two years, while the appropria
tions for the next year were increased to
meet the extraoi-dinary expenses of the
Legislature, nnilroad Commission and other
measures incidental to new legislation, in
cluding the additional schools, etc.
Gov. Perry will approve the Railroad
Commission bill, and at once address hint
self to the task of selecting suitable jiereons
for places on the commission. Applicants
continue to increase, but Gov. Perry has
made no initiations of his choice for the im
The new election law’s were opposed hy the
Republicans, but wore passed in spite of
their opjKisttion with a few negative votes.
The new apportionment of representation
in the legislature from the several counties
give Brevard. Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Frank
u, Dade, DeSoto, Lafayettc, Levy, Wash
ington, Pasco, Citrus, Wakulla, Walton,
Holmes, Manatee, Hernando, Lee, Sumter,
Liberty and Taylor, one member of the
House each, while all other counties have
two each, whether large or small in point of
population. This method of apportionment
sloes not give entire satisfaction, but it is
fairly just in the distribution, and may
operate to the ad vantage of the entire State.
Gov. Perry has signed no bills to-day.
Among the bills now awaiting the Dover
nor’R signature are the revenue, the election
bill and several appropriation bills. The
statement that H. J. McCall was confirmed
State’s Attorney for the Third Judicial < Cir
cuit w’as not correct, as his name was not
sent to the Senate.
TALLAHASSEE’S NEW’ RAILROAD.
The surveying party on the route of the
Gainesville, Tallahassee and Western mil
way arrived here last night, having sur
veyed the route from Gainesville to this
what they did.
In the House the bills introduced were
388, left on the second rending 113, left on
the third reading 4, indefinitely postponed
51, signed by the Speaker and Clerk 75, laid
on the table 4, withdrawn 28, vetoed by the
Governor 1, milistitutes offered 23, engrossed
fil, not reported 52, left in the Senate 22,
the House returned 45 hills to the Senate
that had not reached their thin! reading
when the House adjoured. Three hundred
and twenty-nine bills were introduced in
tbe Senate and three-fourths of them were
left on the calendar.
The Governor has signed the following
bills: An act to amend an act entitled an
act to establish the municipality of Jack
sonville, provide for its government and
presents* Its jurisdiction and powers, ap
proved May 31, 1887; an act to abolish the
corporations of the town of Tainpa and
North Tampa, to provide municipal govern
ment for tbe city of Tampa, and to define
the boundary thereof; an act to incorpo
rate the Trustees of the Presbyterian church
of St. Augustine; An aot to amend section
4 of ciiapter ltil, laws of Florida;
an act to fix the pay of members,
officers and attaches of the Legislature of
1887; an act to provide for the claims of
the citizens of Ocala against tbe State for
certain aid given by the town of Ocala for
the establishment of East Florida Seminary
in 1852: an act to incorporate the Putnam
Club; an act for the relief of Dr. G. M.
Vincent, of Columbia county: an act to
incorporate the Suwanee and Gulf Railroad
Company; an act to prescribe the bonds to
be given by certain county officers,
and a joint resolution about the mail route
from Cottondalo to Carupbellton, In Jnek
son county; Hn act dividing the county of
Hernado and creating the counties of Pasco
and Citrus; also a memorial to Congress
relative to tbe mail route from Marianna to
Newahitcbka; un act for the relief of S. I).
Overstreet and others; an art to amend si*o
tion 5 of an act authorizing tho Governor
to appoint a committee to Investigate
and ascertain what quantity of
land and the number of aeres
the Atlantic anil Gulf Canal and the Okee
chobee land Coinpony has reclaimi'd for
the State and other purposes, approved
Feb. Ifi, 1885; an act to incorporate a eom
jiany to can and deal in fruits and vegetables,
oysters and fish at St. Lucie and Crystal
river, Fla.; a joint resolution rela
tive to the improvement; of
Apalachicola Bay and its tributary rivers;
an act making appropriations for and ex
tending the provisions of chapter 3447, an
act approved March 5, 1883; ari act to pro
vide for the purchase of all blank books, rec
ord book, stationery and paper to lie used in
the different departments and counties of
the State; an art to incoiqsirate the Chip
jiewa, lakeland and Investment < ompany.
and to grant, certain privileges to the -ame;
an art tor the relief of iAwrcnce Duvall, of
Clay county, and other*. Tax Assessors,
who took the agricultural statistics in 1*77;
an art to provide for the sale, redemption,
cancellation and settlement of tax sale cer
tificates of lands sold to the State
tor tuxe*. and authorizing ttie* Comptroller
to refund the amount jiaid tor tax oertifl
oates upon lands where the assessment was
double or taxes paid; an act to permit the
provisional municipality’ of Pensnrola to
sell certain of its public property and to
quiet the title to certuin other of said prop
erty already sold; an act to incorporate the
Georgia, Florida and Key West Railway
Company; an act to provide for the projier
enforcement of the provisions of article II)
of the constitution; an act to regulate ap
peal* from Justice*’ courts in civil action
and the pnveedings at law in this State;
a memorial to Congress for a lighthouse at
Nt. Andrew's Bay; a concurrent resolution
relative to dredging St. Andrew's Bay.
A noon sekkion’s work.
The Legislature just, adjourned carries
with it a record that cun tie |x>inted to with
confidence, if only in the particular that it
prevented the enactment of many proprw-d
measures thut, would have been positively
injurious to the people of tlm State, had
they been enacted. Several important laws
were nossod, and taken us a whole, with the
jieculfar condition* that attended It. this
session has really not lieeu less productive
of good than previous ones. True
it is l hat many desired men.'urrs
tailed <>n final passag*. and a greater num
lier still were never reached on the raleadur,
but the body might have done much worse
and the people of tlx* State are to lie con
gratulated that no positive Injury has been
done them. Afmlioztlon* for appointment
on the Railroad Commuwion continue to
increase. It is stated that the present At
torney General of the State, Hon. C. M.
Cooper, con have a place on the commission
If ho desires it Mr. Cooper is a flint class
man in every respect and would niaka A
most acceptable commissioner.
Indictments Found by An Arkansas
St. Louis, June4.—A special from Little
Rock, Ark.,nay*: There is much excitement
at Paris, Ark. Some time ago the county
treasury was robbed of several thousand
dollars. The grand jury now sitting has
indicted thesuaperted thieves, several prom
inent persons lieing Implicated. A man
named Corbe surrendered himself to escape
FLEEING FROM YELLOW JACK.
Exodus of Unaccliniated Residents of
Key West, Fla., June 4.—Twonewrasex
of yellow fever have occurred since yester
day. hut no more deaths. The total number
of cases to date is 15, convalescent 8, and 8
sick now; deaths 4. A great number of
strangers left in the steamer to-day for New
York, thus reducing the danger. There is
no fear for our own i>eople. The city au
thorities urge nil unaecliinnted people to
leave. Many mechanics flocked here after
the great tire, and have not saved enough to
get away with. The weather is rainy.
STATE WELL GUARDED.
Palatka, Fla., June 4. —Specials from
the towns on the coast show that the State
is well guarded hy quarantine against, the
spread of yellow fever in Key West. Punta
Gorda, on Charlotte harbor, enforced the
quarantine strictly on the tlrst. receipt of the
news. Punta Raisa, at. the mouth of the
same harbor, has a fifteen days quarantine.
Cedar Keys lias been thoroughly guarded
for some days.
STRICT MEASURES AT TAMPA.
Tampa allows only the mails and the to
baivo from Key West and Havana to lie
landed, and they are fumigated. The officers
and crew of the steamers arc not allowed to
land. The revenue cutter Crawford is as
sisting the quarantine at Cedar Keys.
ORANGE COUNTY QUARANTINES.
Kissimmee. Fla., June 4.—The Orange
county board of health will establish at
once a strict quarantine against Key West
and Havana and all towns and counties
south of Orange oountv A quarantine
station will la* opened at Campbell’s station,
five miles below this place at once. Strict
quarantine laws will be enforced.
will co-operate fully.
Washington, June 4. —Surgeon General
Hamilton to-day received a telegram from
the Governor of Florida, us follows:
“Florida lias not a State board of health. I
hope you will give Mieh aid as you can to
the local county board to prevent the
■oread of the yellow fever.” The Surgeon
General replied by telegraph as follows:
“ff fjpgwlatore pi in session can they not
pa.*tVi# uefeesgry laws' Please state the
vs>i m your Command. lam inst ruct
(he Sweretwuy Of the Treasury to
assure veal of the co Deration of. the
department 4n supplementing the Htate
mails m frttfnmiqTEn.
The post, ofllcc authorities to-day author
< iic Her at. Tampa to de-unui.'
n man to Insriect and disinfect the mails
coining from Cuba.
COLUMBUS' NEW FACTORY-
Railroad Interests Ogletrawßen fenc
ed to Five Yearn In the 'Fen.
Columbus, Ga., June 4. —A. R. Berthe*,
a director of the Birmingham and Wlridu
railroad, is in the city. He came here fin
the purjKise of ascertaining what our busi
ness men are willing to nay t o have the imuj
come to Columbus. He will remain about
The contractors will start, to work Mon
day to build a now mill for the Muscogee
Manufacturing Company. Tho building
will lie built entirely or brick, four stories
high and when completed will be In the
shape of an L. It will have a capacity of
400 looms. It will lie situated north of the
present mill and is to be ready for work by
lu the Muscogee Superior Court to-day
Judge Smith sentenced Len Ogletree, who
was found guilty of assault with intent to
murder, to live year* In tho penitentiary.
His counsel will carry the ease to the Su
0. Gunby Jordan, President of tho Geor
gia Midland Construction Company, return
ed to this city to-day from New York,
where he has been in the interest of the
Columbus Southern railroad. President
Jordan is quite ill. and will doubtless lie
routined to his bed for some time.
GAMBLING LEADS TO MURDER.
A Trio of Gamblers Fall Out and Two
Cedartown, Ga.. June 4.—At Rook
Run, Ala., Alf. Woodley shot, and killed
William Stone and mortally wounded Bob
Mills yesterday. Stone was a professional
gambler, and had of late lieen plying his
vocation among the furnace operatives,
winning all their money. He induced Wood-
Icy and Mills to join him in a game of dice.
The victims were getting the better of the
gambler when Stone, in his rage, slapped
Woodley in the face. Without a word
Woodley arose and left tho two alone. In a
few minutes he returned with a revolver.
As became in he exclaimed: “Look out,
Mills, l will kill the d—d scoundrel!" He
emptied three chambers of the pistol, two
shots taking effect iu Stone and killing him
instantly. A third shot struck Mills, giving
him a mortal wound. Woodley disap
SEVENTY PER CENT. DIVIDEND.
Prosperous Condition of tho Southern
Mutual Insurance Company.
Athens, Ga.. Juno 4.—lt is learned this
morning from a prominent director of the
Southern Mutual Insurance Company that
at the annual meeting of the stockholders,
which will he held at the office of the com
pany on next Tuesday morning, a dividend
of 70 | icr cent, will tie declared for the busi
ness of the past year. It is understood that,
no changes will fie made in the officers by
th stockholder* inerting, ns the company
was never in a more prosperous condition.
Lightning's Sharp Work.
Social Circle, Ga., June 4.—Heavy
rains have prevailed throughout this section
the past few flays, accompanied with unu
siiiil display of electricity.
Anderson Weaver, a very worthy negro,
was instantly killed by lightning this after
noon while preparing to leave his cotton
field to seek shelter finm the approaching
Killed by Lightning at Clayton.
JoNEKUono, Ga., Juno 4.—Yesterday
evening about 5 o'clock, four miles north of
this place, J. C. Barikilight, was struck by
lightning and instantly killed. His wife
and two children wen: standing ii'Nir him at
the time and were knocked down it ml lay
senseless for fifteen minutes. His wife and
the children have fully recovered from their
Col. A. B. Simms Dying.
Covington, Ga., June 4. —Col. A. Ben
Hltnms was stricken here to-day with jsiraly
-11 , mid is now In a dying condition, sup
posed to have been superinduced by the se
vere strain on his mental and physical sys
tem while attending his brother, hi Ins lost
Ulna*!, whose death was reported these
How Council Was Outwitted at Hunts
Montgomery, June 4.—A special from
Huntsville report* a xensationthere.lu which
W. H. Council (colored), the principal of tho
Htate Normal Institute, was a chief actor.
Council is tho man who was ejected from a
white car on the Western and Atlantic rail
ros I ami applied to the Interstate Commis
sion for re tress. Today, at Huntsville, ho
t-iok some flftei'ii >f his pupils Uito a car of
the whites on the M. andC. R. It. One white
man and twelve ladies wore in tho cor. Tho
colored car was empty and all tho whites
wont into that,, leaving the negroes in full
j sis session of the white car. 1 lie railroad
officials did not Interfere.
Safe Arrival ot Cardinal Gibbons.
New York, June 4.—Cardinal James
Gibbons, of Baltimore, arrived this morn
ing on the Cunard stMKUT Umbria and was
enthusiastically i CfBMMtoMKi escorted up
the buy by a conn uttge uf prominent Cath-
SENSATION IS ATLANfA
PHELAN’S HEAVY FAILURE
TALK OF THE HOUR. .ill
.nfcr.^■io-.v W;: * i Mr. Phe ian - Man
lantlnns Caught on the MarffiniM|fi
Life insurance Company AppllefljHl
a Mandamus -A Florida Postmastuf
Appeals for Help*-Whitfield Countj
Wants Holman Hung.
Atlanta, Ga., June 4.— lt was aa
nouncsd on the streets this afternoon that. 3
H. Phelan hod failed, and the amiounoemeni
produced a sensation in the Imnnees ciiple*
The liabilities are about $:jOO,OUO amt thie aa
sets are practically nil. His failure capria
down the Atlanta Produce and Cotton E*
change, of which he was head,and the brand
exchanges in Charlotte, Birmingham, Mono
gontery, Selma and Havannah. lh\
was sen'll to-nigut by your
his office. He was very much dcpnsMHßj
but, full of nerve and pluck, lie said: HH
failure is complete. I owe about $. usi.OOfl
I have nothing on hand with
to pay it. I simply paid out every dolllnßQ
bail, hoping that the market woultj
anil that I could recoup my losses. WTie*
my money was gone, and not until then, J
closed my business.” “When did you kaow
you had failed*" was asked. “Yewet*
terday morning I received a telegram
from Henry Hsuit.z, of New York, who had
often backed me for any amount witjii o
reason. I found three days ugo that I
would need about $20,000, and wrote 6i>
for it. He telegraphed ine that he could no!
advance it. I received this dispatch Friday
night, and on Saturday morning I kneiv ]
must give up. I had mortgaged my prop
erty in order to carry on the business, and
had no resources.
WHERE THE MONEY WENT.
“Where did you makn your losses?” asked
“We lost $.10,000 in pork about, thro*
months ago. Then we lost, $38,000; tWMH
$12,000 in cotton. In two months we
mid out nearly $200,000. VV'e paid
lease;; right along, rind might have
cd even this storm had it not In
coffee market took an upward rise nr. 1 nB
us heavily. All this combined,
haunted whai, we had made the last
“Von have been very successful in
Atlanta," remarked the reporter.
“Extremely so. I catne here with l r -s§
than $1.5,000 and before t.heso losses began.
I was worth considerably over s,‘ioo,ooo. It
has been all swept away in about threa
months, leaving me s.'i,ooo liehind.”
u “What are you going to do?”
fflkVPlow with a mule If I can get nothing
better to do. I intend to live in Atlanta,
apdi do not intend to be idle. I have nctoii,.,
RjmtfiJe a day in my life since I was jbj 5,
cftOittfbto earn a living, and I shall
s-iitifßow u g. f on my feet again.” ~ ;
ITHf it At’(TO’ XT.
The ropurtod failure of S. H. Phelan, ifjhflK
1 ricUir Uatatkty JtToduce and Cotton
c .was sei isalion in Atlanta I hit
> 'Wt 81l SHNgL er*
stood, the exObauge Bu.--)>end.'d this al'mUffiS
noon, cHrrj'hig krith bit the
at Monij'oflisiy, Birmingham oho ■,
Havannah. '(it* Bobu; ties
estimated at S'M,OOU. rhe^H
ascribes his failure to Hejnry Henitz ffc UHBj
bis New York anil New Orluuo(lia
ente, who have cut him off, but. repart
to thia that Phelan has lieen going, baa.Skv.U
in the market himself. A targe Dumber
businessmen here, sc f ttm tieewte
R with Phelan, and it is re aided
of them, with margins up arc oiSglif, sop
of them heavily. Phelan owns Home re
estate in and about Atlanta, but that is t
rcaily covered with mortgages.
APri.v TOR a M AND a Mrs.
The Mutual Reserve Fund Life Assocjkr
tion of New York, one of the company*
whose license to do business in this Stale
was revoked in March, because they failed
to make their semi-annual returns, applied
to Judge Clarke to-day for a mandamus to
compel the Comptroller General to issue ja
license, claiming that as an association arid
a co-operative association they were not, r*-.
quirert under the act to make semi anniut]
returns. The Comptroller was ordered no
show cause on June is why the mandamijp
should not ba granted.
Several different applications were made
to-day for the *5OO executive reward for
Henry Pope, thonegro captured near Gads
den, Ain., charged with the rape of Miss
Kendrick, in C'liattooga county. Pope was
convicted and sontenred to lie hung on July
I. There will lie a lively squabblo for the
LYNCHERR TO BE PROSECUTED.
The (lovemor has requested the Attorney
General to assist the Solicitor General in
tho prosecution of the Moore lynchers is
the Bibb Superior Couit next week.
A FLORIDA POSTMASTER ASKS AID.
L. Jones, postmaster at Apopka, Fla.,
writes the Governor that an effort is bejaflyg
made to oust him, and appeals to Ilia flH||
friend and admirer to help hitn. .
The revenue officers have seized
packages of corn whisky (4SW gallons)
Gilmer coauty, in the bonded warehouae^H
J. S. & H. Worley, on the ground thj|M
they were suspected of being Interested jig',
the illicit still seized near there last, vear.^H
A petition is being signed and will lie
sAiited to the Executive by a large numhaflH
of the citizens of Whitfield county
any commutation of the sentence of
who is to hang Friday, and his
don’t look so bright. ife
Among the recent worthy cases of
abled Confederates who ask Georgia fdfw
assistance a remarkable one is reported toSH
day from Gordon county. A one-leggaflH
veteran on his back, a paralytic for
years and blind, with an invalid wife,
word to the Comptroller that hMg
family has been supported*"
by his two boys, 11 and 1 years
old, on the farm, biit they are sick and tho
work on the farm is stopped. He wants to
liorrow, not beg, money enough (s!is to $35)
to clean the crop. Other deserving coses
are lieing heard from, and likoly an appeal
will lie made to the Legislature for their
The arrest is reported by the post oM*
inspector at Jacksosodlle of TV 11. Keiber
and P. H. Wanuig, charged with using tho
mails to defraud.
Chipley Notes. * •*—
Chiplev, Fi.a , Juno 4. —Miss Katie
Pelt, a most lovable and excellent young
lady just blooming into womanhood, th
daughter of Mr. aiid Sirs. F. F. Pelt, of thil
place, died Wednesday. She wo* o young
lady <>f promi.'■>•. • i
One of our attorneys, Mr. C. J. Meirlean,
lost himself, as be expresses It, in the Choc
tawbatchlo river swamp a day or so ago.
lie suys that ho was accompanied by t.hres
others, and that after crawling upon their
knees and hands and literally demolishing
their trousers, and getting thoroughly
drenched with rain and hrmsiug hiluself
from head to toot by a contact with the
cane bushes for tivo und one-holf long hours,
they brought themselves up at the 'noted
eity of (Jcrro Gordo, the capital of Holmes
In sneaking of the success of a Georgia
boy, Mr. Forrester, in my lost dispatch,
I neglected to give the initial* of his given
name, and aa racre are two or three otlien
here by that name, I take occasion to glv
them now. His full name is J. D. Ferrets
ter, familiarly known as Jim Buck.
The strawberry enterprise* in tills section
proved success this scasoni Tius is the
home of the beet strawberry grown, Them
will is' probably several hundred,- acres
planted in and around Chipley next fall aud
Orange Hill, one of the lovrli-st ;pois in
Florida, is situated five miles from t'uipley.
Tills tieautiful, strange and grand freak ol
nature is owu<sl by Mr. R. I* Hca-t*ti, r*
cently from ludiunapolis. He is n acutla
man of large means and v*ry hospibttila