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CIVIL SERVICE TESTS.
SLERKS COLLAPSE AT THE PRO
Men Old In the Service Completely Un
nerved When Forced to Prove Their
Scbclarehip—Uniformity in Marking
Papers to be Secured by Having a
Central Examining Board.
Washington, June 35.—The Star to
night says: “Nothing authoritative can he
learned about the reeent examinations for
promotions in the Quartermaster General's
office under the civil service rules, but there
a well founded report afloat which re
ceives Credence in department circles, \that
cut of thirty-eight clerks examined but ten
passed the examination successfully.
A riCNIC FOB SCHOLARS.
“It is said that correct answers to many of
(lie questions asked would in no way show
efficiency of clerks, and that these very
questions, which would be easy enough for
a young man or woman fresh from school,
were the greatest stumbling blocks to the
Dldest clerks who had been promoted for
efficiency, because they had given them at
tention for many years to official duties and
not to school studies. It is said that one
man employed in the disbursing clerk’s
office made no attempt to answer the
mathematical questions asked, and yet he
vras always regarded as a competent clerk
end conducted his accounts correctly.
ALL IN A TREMBLE,
“It is claimed that a majority of the com
pilers were so flurried by a realization of the
danger of failure that they could not do
justice to themselves. The ladies in par
ticular were at a disadvantage. Those who
had families dependent upon their earnings
tor support were so overcome with fear and
nervousness at the danger of being thrown
Dut of employment that they were made
lick, and m one or two instances fainted
fend had to be carried home.
WHOLESALE DISMISSALS EXPECTED.
“The clerks begin to feel that there is no
doubt that promotion examinations will
tfford ample opportunity for the discharge
,Df all employes whose services are to be dis
pensed with at the end of the fiscal year, in
accordance with the law. Indeed, it is said
thaCthe Civil Service Commission will soon
be called upon to designate scholarly but in
txperienced persons to fill the [ilaces of tried
Ind efficient clerks, who are somewhat rusty
In arithmetic and geography.”
MARKING THE PAPERS.
The secretaries of the local civil service
boards at several of the large cities called
here to confer with the Civil Service Com
mission, with a view to establishing a uni
form system of examination throughout
the country, and to exchange views upon
questions affecting the civil service system,
included their conference this afternoon.
One of the most important questions dis
cussed was that of amending the present
ailes so as to provide for the examination
and marking of the papers of
applicants for positions anywhere
In the customs or postal
,rrvice by the present Central Board of
Examiners located in Washington, and
tnlarged by a permanent detail of one or
more efficient officers from each of several of
he more important local offices in the coun
try. It is claimed that by this system of ex
imining papers uniformity in marking and
treater promptness would l>e secured, and
that it would relieve the system of all sus
picions even of favoritism', as the applicants
Aould lie known here only by number, the
lame in no instance being permitted to
TOO MUCH WORK.
It is also said that in view of their other
luties the time at the disposal of the present
!xamining board for the purpose of pissing
ind marking examination papers is entirely
Inadequate. Mr. Mason, Secretary of the
(lew York Custom House Board at'the port
>f New York, the Post Office Board, and
Hr. Donovan, of the Chicago Custom House
Soard, were appointod a committee to pre
lent in writing the views of the secretaries
ipon this subject. The secretaries unani
mously favored raising the minimum as i.he
itandard of eligibility to certification front
(5 to 75, except as to such places as required
jpeeial or technical qualifications. They
uso favored discontinuance of the 45 year
imitation as to the age of clerks in gen
|ral except in special cases, and also to
false the minimum limitation of the age of
fetter carriers from into 21. These views,
t is said, are shared in hy the Civil Service
Commission, who will soon place the matter
lefore the President for his approval.
FAIRCHILD TO THE. RESCUE.
Payment of July Interest and Coupons
Ordered Upon Presentation.
Washington, Juno as. —Secretary Fair-
Ihild this afternoon telegraphed to all the
esistant treasurers directing the payment
f July interest , checks tmd coupons upon
iresentation. Many of the interest checks
br registered bonds were mailed in advance
h anticipation. This action was to faoili-
Bte payment. The effect will be the release
rom the sub-Treasury of about $9,000,000.
Pho remainder of the” interest checks were
failed to-day. Similar action has hereto
ore been taken by the department when
ever occasion demanded, but it sometimes
lapnened that authority for their payment
fcfore maturity was withheld.
LONDON NOT EXCITED.
London, June 25. —Tho panic iif the New
.’ork stock market yesterday made but lit
le impression here. There was a better
eeling in the stock markets to-day than
Irevailed late last evening. The Full Mall
lazette, referring to the panic, says: “Wall
treet kills Mr. Gould as often as the Lon
lon exchange kills the Emperor of Ger
A FIGHT WITH SMUGGLERS.
JThe Outcome or .ne Battle Still Uncer
Galveston, June 25.—A dispatch from
Eagle Pass says: Intelligence was received
lore at a late hour lost night that a san
guinary conflict was in progress between
he river guard and smugglers nt a
taint fifteen miles below Piedras
Negros, in Mexico. The conflict is still in
progress. A scouting party, or river
[uaraa, and policemen numbering twenty-
Ivo men, surprised a lxuulof about twenty
mngglers, well armed, with a eaval of
fwenty pack mules. 'The smugglers at onco
(Lowed tight, and at the first volley two
piardafcu dead, ami four had their horses
tilled under them. The guards then fell
tack and dispatched a courier to I’iodras
Sfegras for reinforcement.
THE SMUGGLKIIS ItETREATING.
In the mfantime the smugglers fell bade
toward tho Rio Grande with the evident
purpose of crossing the river to the Ameri
tan side, from which they were distant
tbout eighLinilcs. The sjnugglers in their
•and rent are Keeping tip a desultory skirmish
ith the.reinforced g uards w ho arc pressing
hom in the rear. When it became apparent
hat the design of the contrabandists wa
o seek refuge on Americau soil, the Mexl
nn authorities notified Collector Tbrokold,
rbo immediately dispatched a posse of
counted inspectors from this city to inter
ept them. Abr isk fight is The
tfexican guard arrived in Pwdnos Negros
Te this evening from the scene of action
r.d reports the fight still in progress. anl
be or mm e guards killed. The loss of tho
inuggUr* la not known.
Mrs. ClevelanU’a Return.
Washington, Jun 25.—C01. Luuiontnnd
tfrs. Cleveland arrived in Washington at
OxJ o'clock this morning. Mi’s. Cleveland
t in the best of health, and is enthusiastic
vcr.t hc time spout among her school friends
a New York.
Gen. Speed Dead.
Louisville, Jvv., Juno 2.s.—Gen. James
(peed, Attorney General under President
Jncoln, died this morning of general de
NEVADA’S LOST MINERS.
Five Men Found Dead In the 400-
Virginia City, New, June 25.—1n ad
dition to the six men imprisoned
by fire in the Best & Belcher mine,
five men were shut off from escape
m the 800-foot level and five men in
the 400-foot level of the Gould & Curry
mine, making in all fifteen miners im
pi isoned. Engines are busily engaged in
pumping ail* to the levels where the miners
are imprisoned Thousands of persons sur
round the mines, and most intense excite
ment prevails. No effort is being made to
put out the fire, as it is impossible to ascer
tain where it is.
l ,art >' finally managed to reach
tne 400-toot level, but they found five miners
deaa. They had evidently been asphyxiated
while endeavoring to escape.
dhe miners have not yet been able to do
anything towards the rescue of the men
imprisoned in the Best & Belcher mine.
Ihe names of the dead miners are: John
Trouncey, I. Morgan, R. C. Brace, W. C.
Carpenter and Andrew Bean. Morgan was
maimed only a few weeks ago. and it is
feared his wit low will lose her reason in con
sequence of his death.
ALL EFFORTS VAIN.
Unavailing efforts were repeatedly made
to-day to rescue the six miners entombed in
the burning mine. The fire was ex
tinguished about noon to-day and a cage
was sent down, but it was driven back after
it had reached the 1,000 foot level. Relays of
miners are tunnelling through from the
Consolidated Virginia mine, and they
expect to reach the imprisoned
miners by noon to-morrow. The damage
to the mine from fire is very slight. It is
known that the imprisoned men were alive
at 3 o’clock this morning, which fact has
occasioned great energy on the part of the
parties, who are making superhuman
efforts in the hope that the entombed men
may still be alive when the tunnel is com
ITALY AND FRANCE.
Minister Grimaldi Explains His Gov
Rome, June 35.—1n the Chamber of Dep
uties to-day Signor CavaJletti, an Extrem
ist, attacked the government for its refusal
to take part in the exhibition which it is
proposed to hold in Paris in 1889. He at
tributed the refusal to Italy’s alliance with
the central powers and her aversion to re
publican France and the revolution from
which Italian liberty sprang.
Minister Grimaldi replied that the gov
ernment was not influenced by political
considerations in refusing to take part in
the exhibition. At a moment when alt
nations were seeking to protect themselves
by heavy customs barriers it was useless to
join in such a project.
The government was desirous of cordial
relations w ith France, and had twice tried
to conclude a treaty of commerce with that
country, but on both occasions „the French
government rejected the Italian proposals.
Signor Crispi, supporting Signor Grimaldi,
denied that Italy owed her liberty to the
revolution of 1879. The revolution in Eng
land and America preceding the French re
volution, he said, had been more advantage
ous to the progress of mankind.
QUEEN VICTORIA’S THANKS.
The Demonstrations of the People
Touch Pier Deeply.
London, June 35. —The Home Secretary
has received the following letter from e the
I am anxious to express to my people my
warm thanks for the kind—more than kind —re
ception I met with going to and returning from
Westminster Abbey with alt my children and
grandchildren. The enthusiastic reception I
met with then, as well as on all (hose eventful
days in London, as well as at Windsor on the oc
casion of the jubilee, touched me most deeply.
It has shown that the labor and
anxiety of fifty long years, twenty
two of which were spent in untroubled happi
ness shared and cheered by my beloved hus
band. while an equal number were full of sor
rows and trials borne without his sheltering arm
and wise help, have been appreciated by my
people. Tills feejing and a sense of duty
toward my dear country and rav subjects who
are so inseparably bound up with m.v life w ill
encourage me in my task, often a very difficult
and arduous one. during the remainder of my
life. The wonderful order preserved on this oc
casion and the good behaviour of th“ enormous
multitudes assembled merit my highest admira
tion. That God may protect and abundantly
bless my country is my fervent prayer.
A Cleveland Firm Succumbs to the
Cleveland, 0., June 25.—E. A. Crumb
and George Baslington, bankers and
brokers, assigned this morning for the bene
fit of their creditors. The failure grows
out of tins wheat panic in Chicago. The
parties for whom Crumb & Basilngton
wero doing business failed to meet tho
claims on them, and the present action is
taken to protect the creditors. The firm be
gan a honking and brokerage business fifteen
years ago. Neither Mr. Crumb nor Mr.
Baslington are to be found, and it is impossi
ble to state the amount involved in tho
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Three Men Rush Into Danger While
Trying to Avoid It.
Mexico, Mo., June 25.—Three men were
walking along the Chicago and Alton
track, which parallels the Wabash, and
stepping over on the latter, to avoid a Chi
cago and Alton road train, they were struck
from behind bv a Wabash train which they
did not see approaching, and two were
killed. The man who is alive is badly hurt.
Ho gave his name as George Aciams, of Chi
cago. He said one of his companions was
named Hart and the other he only know by
the name of “Jim.” Adams cannot live.
Rough on Sharp.
New York, June 25.— l On request of the
District Attorney Judge Barrett has ordered
that Jacob Sharp be hereafter kept in close
confinement, Ilis family will not be allowed
to spend the night with him in Ludlow street
jail, nor will he be allowed to take a drive in
his own carriage. The cause of this was Mr.
Nicoll’s statement to the court that he had
been informed that an attempt would be
made to carry Sir. Sharp beyond tho juris
diction of the conrt.
Crooked Tax Collectors.
Reading, Pa., June2s.—The Berks coun
ty grand jury, which has been in session
here during the jtast week investigating the
frauds among the tax collectors, to-day re
turned bills of indictment against eleven
collectors, all prominent citizens, for misap
propriating and misusing public funds
ranging in amounts from $.500 to SIO,OOO, and
aggregating nearly *30,000. About thirty
others will in all probability be indicted.
LONDON, June 25.—Lord Hartington in a
public address at Blackburn, Lancashire,
to-day said that the Unionists were seeking
support as Unionists in the next election.
The formation of a national party equally
removed in principle from .old conservatism
and modem revolutionism he thought might
possibly be necessary.
Alpha Tau Omega.
Birmingham, Ala., June 25.—The
Alumni Association of tho Alpha lau
Omega fraternity ended its two days de
liberation with a banquet wi.l haU to-mght
Reinvwntativci tfrora aJI the Southern
chunters were present. The next annual
session will convene at Montgomery, Ala.,
June 25, WW-
A Fatal Premature Explosion.
Staunton, Va., Juno 25.-Toliver Bell, a
mature exnlosion of a blast.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1887-TWELVE PAGES.
EUROPE’S RIVAL GIANTS.
FRANCO-GERMAN FRICTION STILL
Bismarck Would Have Ignored a Re
quest from France to Mitigate tho
Sentences of tho Convicted Members
of the Patriotic League Teutons
Made Uncomfortable in Gaul.
Copi/n'tiht 1887 bp Mew York Associated Peru.
Berlin, June-35.—The prisoners Koech
lin and Block, who were recently convicted
of treason in belonging to the French Pa
triotic league, were te-day transferred from
Leipsic to Magdeburg Fortress, and their
associates, Schifferman and Trapp, toGratz,
where they will remain until their periods
of detection expire. The government has
heard nothing of the alleged application of
France for their release or commutation of
their sentence, and no approach at negotia
tions concerning them has been made in any
form. If the French government had taken
such an unwise step as to ask remission of
their sentences Bismarck would certainly
have ignored the application.
THEIR ONLY CHANCE.
The opinion throughout Germany is that
the prisoners have been leniently treated
and may yet have their sentences modified,
but their only chance of obtaining commu
tation is in cessation of tho patriotic league
agitation and in their making a direct ap
peal for mercy to the Emperor. The tone
of the French press in demanding the release
of Koechlin on the ground that he is a
French citizen and officer and was author
ized by the German government to reside
in Alsace-Lorraine, together with threats of
retaliation on German subjects in France,
tends to inciting and increasing the severi
ties against the French malcontents in
GERMANS IN FRANCE.
The position of Germans in Fiance has
become, under social persecution, barely
tolerable. They would lx* hunted out of the
country altogether but for the protection
guaranteed them under the Frankrort treaty,
which debars the French government from
placing prohibitive impost upon Germans
resident in France. Measures for the re
pression of the French element in Alsace-
Lorraine have been forced upon the Berlin
government, which, however, has never
gone the length of preventing French
citizens from trading with French residents
in the Reichsland. French manufacturers
and traders, so long as they are not asso
ciated with political conspirators, are
treated there on the same looting with
Germans. In France German trades are
now being stamped out.
The latest anti-German project to which
attention of Berlin officials lias been directed
is tlis proposal before the Chamber of Dep
uties making foreigners resident in France
who may be members of an association hos
tile to French interests liable to fine and to
imprisonment and expulsion. The proposal
is capable of such elastic interpretation as
to cover all Germans sojourning in France.
The measure, if supported by the govern
ment, will be assumed here to be directly
hostile to Germans and will lead to an ener
getic remonstrance, as a breach of the
GERMANY AND THE TRADERS.
The official gazette for the Reichsland,
in contradicting French fables about the
suppression of foreign tra< lers and French
manufacturers in Alsace-Lorraine, defines
clearly what the German government aims
to accomplish. It declares that the govern
ment’s desire is to foster all commercial
activities, and to take only such measures
as may be necessary to maintain the public
peace and weaken influences tending to re
tard the reunion of A bare-Lorraine with
Germany. This statement is in harmony
with what is happening in Alsace-Lorraine.
The officials there strictly observe the rule
of noninterference, even in case of notorious
French malcontents, unless acts in defiance
of the law are openly committed. French
business agents are swarming in the Reichs
land and have the utmost license to drive
their trade, although suspected of often
abusing their facilities.
A SOCIAL SENSATION.
The social sensation of the week has been
the verdict of the officers of the court of
honor in the case of Maj. Hinsee, accused of
omitting to challenge to a duel his political
opponent in the Reichstag election, who
during the campaign aspersed his honor as
an officer. Maj. Hinsee was retirid from
the army on a pension and wears two orders
won on the field of battle. He was a
progressist Deputy in the late Reich
stag. He opposed the septennate
and favored a short service sys
tem. He became intensely unpopular
among his former brother officers, who de
nounced him during the electoral struggle
as unfit to bear an army title or to wear
orders. He prosecuted his slanderer in a
court of law, and obtained a successful ver
dict, whereupon the staff officers of the
Guards corps appointed a Court of Honor
whose decree deprives Maj. Hinsee of the
right to the title of Major and to wear the
uniform of the army.
The Emperor lias confirmed the degrada
tion of Maj. Hinsee, although there is a
clause in the criminal code, applying equally
to soldiers and civilians, which forbids chal
lenging to duel under penalty of six months’
imprisonment. This decision puts the stamp
of the highest authority on dueling as a
laudable custom prevailing over the law
The Emjieror has completely recovered.
Yesterday he resumed his custom of ap
pearing at a window to return the greetings
of the multitude that daily gathers in front
of the palace.
FRANCE’S ARMY BILL.
Paris, June 35.—1n the Chamber of Dep
uties to-dav discussion of the army bill con
tinued. M. Rouvier, Prime' Minister,
opposed the amendment excluding eccle
siastical students from enlistment. He de
clared that the government meant to apply
common law to teachers and seminarists.
The government's only anxiety was to se
cure national greatness. All citizens, he
said, must be equal before blood tax.
[Cheers.] Tlia amendment "as rejected by
a vote of 384 to 173. Another amendment
to incorporate ecclesiastical students into
the ambulance service was opposed by M.
Ferron, Minister of War, and was defeated
by a vote of 858 to 301.
ENGLAND’S YACHT J^kCES.
The Thistle Boats the Irex Jubiloe
London, June 25.—The is
lending the Jubilee yacht Ply
mouth this morning. She V>ut
slow progress. She was
a dead head wind and strong tide..
THE TUrSTLK UNDEK SAIL.
Glasgow, June 25.—Tho yachts Thistle
and Irex started from Rothesay to-day on a
fifty mile race. There was ix brisk breeze
at the time. The Thistle at once took the
The Thistle won tho prize, covering tho
course in 4 hours, fi minutes and 45 seconds.
The time of tho lrex was 1 hours, 18 min
utes and 45 seconds. During the contest tho
Irex got to the windward of the Thistle and
rounded the first flag boat two minute*
ahead. Tho Thistle, however, quickly re
gained the lead and won.
The yueht Sleuth Hound, which is one of
the contestants in the jubilee race jaissod
Lizard Point at 7:80 o’clock this evening.
An Inter-County Knock-Out.
London, June 25.— A party of gentlemen
and land owners belonging to the county of
Westmoreland, while out riding to-day near
tho boundary separating tluit county from
Yorkshire, offended some Yorkshiremen,
and were forbidden to cross the line. They
crossed and a bloody encounter ensued, in
which clubs and fisie were freely used. A
number were injured on both sides. Sev
eral magistrates wore among those injured.
GEORGIA’S CAPITAL. t
Military Commissions- A Hitch Over
the Chatham ’3 Artillery Surgeon.
Atlanta, Ga., June 25.—The following
military i ommissions wore issued to-day:
Sixth Battalion —Company C, City Light
Guards of Columbus, First Lieutenant, \V.
V. Bozeman; Second Lieutenant, A. F.
Kelly; Junior Second Lieutenant, R, A.
Company D, Southern Rifles of Talbotton,
Captain, /. M. Heath; First Lieutenant, K.
L. Kimbrough; Second Lieutenant, James
McCrory; Junior Second Lieutenant, S. D.
Conipany B, LaGrange Light Guards,
Captain P. Gautrey; First Lieutenant, K. T.
Madison Home Guards, First Lieutenant,
J. E, Godfrey; Second Lieutenant, R t U.
Gainesville Volunteers, First Lieutenant,
J. L. Salmond; Second Lieutenant, L. D.
Pucket; Junior Second Lieutenant, T. J.
THE CHATHAM ARTtLLERY’S SURGEON.
Applications have been received by the
Adjutant General, and are pending, for the
commission of a Surgeon of the Chatham
Artillery. The State military regulation
only provides for a battalion surgeon. Tho
application will bo submitted to the Ad
The Governor to-day pardoned Ella
Langstoue, under six months’ sentence on
the chain gaug, in Muscogee county, for
vagrancy. The county physician testified
t hat she had heart disease, and that the con
finement and work would prove fatal. The
juilga wdio sentenced her and u number of
county officials asked that the pardon lie
The Governor took up to-dav considera
tion of the appointment of a Solicitor of the
court at Atlanta. Solicitor H. C. Glenn’s
term is about to expire, and a number of
candidates are after the appointment. The
strongest are Messrs. Glenn, Frank O’Byrne
and John Milledge. The place pays about
85,000 per annum. The appointment will
not lie reached in some days.
The investigating committee visited and
inspected the Chattahoochee convict camps
to-day and expressed themselves in the
main well pleased, but wpl condemn some
things in the management. The members
of tho committee went home this afternoon.
The New York Life Insurance Company
l*aid State taxes to-day amounting to
YELLOW FEVER’S COLLAPSE.
No New Cases Reported in Key West
For Two Days.
Washington, June 25. —lnstructions have
been given to Passed Assistant Guiteras, of
the Marine Hospital Service, who is now in
Key West to make a scientific investigation
of the nature of the disease prevailing in
that city, especially with reference to the
spectroopio condition of the blood. It is
expected that the refuge station to bo estab
lished at Egmont Key will lo ready for use
next week. A large number of tents will
lie transferred from New Orleans to the
no new cases.
Key West, June 35.—N0 new eases of
yellow lever have been reported since yes
terday and none the day before, making
two full days without new cases. Collins,
who had be’en sick some time, died at the
hospital. It is noticed that in the official
reports to the Surgeon General of the
Marine Hospital it is stated that cases are
developing on all parts of the island and
affecting children, etc. The sickness among
children, as it exists now, has no effect upon
adults, and no bearing on tin* sanitary con
dition of Key West. Thera is an acclima
ting fever every year among children which
is seldom fatal.
Two Houses Burned—A Party Goes
for a New Steamer.
Columbus, Ga., June 25.—An alarm of
fire was turned in from the Union depot at
3 o'clock this afternoon. The fire was be
yond the barrel factory and the department
could not reach the scene in time to check
the flames. Two houses and kitchens were
destroyed. Only one of them was insured.
Cnpt. Charles A. Klink and several other
fentlemen left to-day for Jeffersonville,
nd., to bring the new steamer Oak City to
Columbus via Mississippi river, Gulf of
Mexico and Chattahoochee liver. This
steamer is for the Columbus Navigation
Company, and will ply between this city
and Apalachicola, and there connect with a
line of steamers from Boston and New
York. Tho Oak City will arrive about
Lake County’s Convention.
Grand Island, June 33.—The first Dem
ocratic convention in Like county was held
to-day at Eustis for the purpose of recom
mending county officers with the following
County Commissioners, W. B. Denham,
J. M. Owens, J. H. Porter, 8. M. Weaver,
C. Mahony; Sheriff, M. P. Galloway; Clerk
Court, H. 11. Duncan; County Judge, I)
Yaney; School Commissioner, Geo. Comp
ton; 'fax Collector, A. J. Cassidy; Receiver
of Tax Returns, J. M. Woodward.
The commissioners will meet within the
next thirty days and locate a temporary
Our crops are all gathered and the far
mers have a good rest. They are all antic
ipating a good season next spring.
Tennille, Ga.., June 25.—The closing ex
ercises of Tennille High School took place
this week. Tho exercises continued thi ough
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. An ad
dress was delivered by Hon. B. D. Evans,
Jj- of Sandersville Friday evening.
The concerts on Thursday and Friday
nights were highly enjoyed. The scholars
acquitted themselves admirably.
Our farmers have at last received the
much needed ranis, and crops are looking
The fruit crop is a total failure, peaches
osjiecially. Melons are just coining in to
A Clergyman’s Residence Burned.
Brunswick, Ga., June 25.—A fire oc
curred this afternoon at Ht. Simons, tho
residence of Rev. D. W. Wynn being com
pletely destroyed, with his household effects
and valuable library. At one time the ex
tensive saw mills wore in jeopardy, but
thanks to the efforts of the steamer Hessie
lying near thereto, no further damage, be
yond a little lumber being burned, was
done. Tho probable loss is upwards of
$5,000. The insuranco is not known yet.
Jacksonville. Fla., June 35.—Paran
Moody, one of the oldest citizens of Jack
sonville, died suddenly to-day of heart
The Park Theatre director* have decided
to build a theatre costing *25,000.
The Metropolis, Jacksonville's new even
ing paper, will be issued next week.
A Saw Mill Burned.
Waycrosh, Ga., June 35.—Tho saw mill
operated by G. P. Wilder at Bniff, Ga., on
the Brunswick and Western railroad, was
destroyed by fire last night. The fire caught
from the furnace. It is reported that there
if. no insurance.
Ib Death Painless?
A Philadelphia doctor, after years of care
ful observation, say* that our demise is as
painless as our advent to the world. This
is certainly reassuring; yet notwithstand
ing these great inducements, wo still do not
court death, and shall continue to use Dr.
Pierce’s infillable remedy, the “Golden
Medical Discovery," for consumption, spit
ing of blood, shortness of breath, weak
lungs, coughs, bronchitis, and kindred af
fections of the throat and chest. It is uu
nqiwUed. By druggists
TAMER AND THE FLAGS.
THE CORPORAL’S RESOLUTIONS
ADOPTED AT SARATOGA.
First Reports of tho Action of tho Mect
’intr Erroneous jiThe Flags Declared
the Common Property of a United
Country—Tho Heroism of the South
New York, June 25.— An erroneous
statement was telegraphed on Wednesday
from Saratoga as to the disposition made
by the Society of the Army of the Potomac
of the resolutions introduced by various
members touching the battle flag episode.
It was assorted that all these resolutions
were laid upon the table. A correct state
ment would have been that all were laid on
the table except those offered by Corporal
Tanner. Those were passed with but oue
text of the resolutions.
Following are the resolutions introduced
by Corporal Tanner:
Resolved, that -ltd gbeiet.v of the Ar-v.v of the
Potomac congratulate the country at large that
in obedience to die sentiment* vastly domiuant
throughout Uie land, the battle banners wrested
by the valor of our cuumiit's, living and dead,
from the honds of a gallant foe. an* to remain,
as tin* law or the land provides, forevermore
under the protection of all the people ns repre
sented by the constituted authorities of the
Resolved, That, while in the days when we
kepi step to tho martial music of the nation,
when the scenes of ca up and field, anil all the
dread accompaniments of deadly strife, entered
so largely ini** our daily life, tin's** banner*
floated at the bend of rebellious columns, they are
nevertheless holy relics of our common people,
llravc men died to keep them all*>at. Brave *
nn-n died to bring them down. Thev shall not
he burned. They shall not lie lightly given
away by those who. in no sense can enter into
the feelings of either those who, by exercise n£
heroism unexcelled, were enabled to lay thrill
as trophies at the feet of Abraham Lincoln, or
those who only surrendered them after a heroic
defense, which but enhances the glory of their
capture, for Northern men and Southern men.
Union men all to-day, demand for those
flags such care as will ensure their
preservation. This, In order lhat the genera
tion yet to come may see ihem not in humilia
tion or In exultation, but to the end that such
contemplation may produce reflection upon tin*
awful sacrifice, through which we have reached
our high plane of national existence, and cause
a firm resolve that through all their lives those
generations will stand solidly for union, peace
CHARLESTON’S A FFAIRS.
A Go-As-You-Please Race for Mayoi —
Charleston, June 25.— The MoElree
incident continues to attract Attention. A
little piquancy has been added to the tight
by the return of Mayor Courtenay, who has
about the same effect, on MoElree llintn nnl
(lag bus upon n hull—it makes him mud,
and to add to Ills auger the Board of Fire
Masters have called for bids to build the ob
jectionable engine house rigid, under
MoElroe’s nose; and to still further compli
cate things a member of the
board lias actually bad the
hardihood to allow himself to lie interview
ed by a reporter arid to say unhesitatingly
that ht* didn't see any harm in building a
central fire station next door to McElree’*
house, nor did he see that there was any
danger of collision between the engines
and tho street cars. The collision theory
is a, strong print on the McElree
side of the question. It is claimed that,
engines flashing out of the house at
the corner of Wentworth and Meeting
streets must surely come in collision with
street curs, which are always passing. The
recent collision in Savannah la'tween a fire
engine and a street ear has been used with
telling effect by Mir McElree of late, and
Ills war on the Mayor is becoming warm.
It seems that somelmdy told McElree that
the Mayor called him an Irish carpet
bagger. The Major since his return has
said nothing officially or otherwise, but will
probably do something shortly. In less than
ton days it is probable that the new engine
house will be under construction, after
which peace will once more reign ill the city
by the sen, at least until the opening of the
municipal campaign, which will occur about
There arc probabilities of a free for all
race for the Mayoralty, as there are several
pieces of municipal timber tluit have been
seasoning for years. The number of names
would only cause heart burnings and
jealousies, and besides it is too hot now to'
t hink about candidates tor the Mayoralty.
So everybody is content to lay low and wait
for the cool flays of autumn before com
mencing the conflict.
OFF FOR THE MOUNTAINS.
The summer exodus will stain commence.
Avery largenuinbor of Charlestonians go
to tin* mountains of North Carolina during
the summer. Sullivan’s Island will never
lie a popular place of resort until it is con
nected with the mainland by a bridge and
until there are better means <>f communica
tion between the city and tho seashore.
This correspondent, visited the place
a day or two ago and was
impressed with its utterly dead and de
serted appearance. All the palmetto tracts
which grew around Fort Moultrie, and
which were evidently a century old when
Sir Peter Parker's fleet was repulsed by the
soldiers behind the palmetto log fort,, were
killed by tho freeze in January, 1886.
There floes not seem to.be any probability
of the New Brighton Hotel being reopened.
The building and mrnijgro art* both in the
hands of the SheriiS under attachment,
and advertised for sale. The owner
does not seem to le able to do anything with
the handsome house, and it is not pro liable
that anything ever will he done with it un
less the’transportation companies tuke it in
It doe* seem a little strange that a sea
side resort, possessing the ad vantages of Sul
livan’s Island, should be allowed to goto de
my. But such sf*eins to lie its fate unless
soinetbing not yet on the car<ls is developed.
Tho Mice-Skin Market.
Prom Tice LeuHtton Journal.
The *tory goo* that the fur-runner has
one section of Maine in which his appear
anceona fur buying trip is an event.
About everybody -ells to him and ho hasn't
made many mistakes in his buying. He
cultivate* this section. He saves his test
jokes an*l hi* funniest stories for this locality,
i h rice Ills grip is good and he don’t want to
it was ni tern successful e*[>cdjtion into
tins section, recently, that tho fur-runner
fell a talking. Now there is danger when a
man falls u talking anil on tins flay in
question the peltry king told yarns and
talked about lurs and'how money could lie
made and lost in them. Kui<l he to the
listeners, “Why don’t you save up some
mice skins! The market is big on mice.
They are worth, lomine see—they are worth
a Unit $lO a hundred,” and then he, smiled
complacently as a man spoke up ami said,
“B’ gosh, is that a fact? Well now you tel
we cu’d get a bushel on ’em in a weak if we
was a mind to.” It was only just a sort of
joke and he went away forgetting to remove
the impression. _. ,
Several mouths passed and he went back
ogian, bargaining and buying. He had
traded for a good many furs, when, in the
course of the trade, the seller said, “The
boys has got lotu of mice *l;ins for you.”
Tho buyer looked womicringly, and then
up out of tho past came the vision of his
previous iniquity. “They have hare they C'
replied he. Well, I don’t know, exactly.
Did I say I’d take ’em!” “That’s wlmt you
said,”, was the* reply. “Ten dollars a hundred
and the boys ho* about two hundred of’em.”
It was a sail fact. The industrious boys
had fully that number of mice skins stretohd
on boards. had to invent some
thing, and so ho sml that the market hart
! dropped off over three-quarters since he
wa** here before, and he ended by settling
with the boys for ass bill, it would never
have done to have declined them, tor that
might have spoiled the trade on more size
able and more marketable pelte in that
NEW YORK AS A SUMMER RESORT.
What a New Yorker lias to Say on This
Rather Novel Subject.
Nkw York, June 'Sk —lt may lie a start
ing proposition that the metropolis is one of
the most delightful summer IpIc" resorts
on the continent, but there <’s really good
ground for the assertion. Probably the
host of New Yorkers who now crowd the
outgoing trains anil boats on their way to
summer homes in the mountains or bv Inks
or river, will not lie willing to concede this,
hut a great host of other Gothamites, and
many wisocountrymen wlio have 1 men there,
will fully indorse the opinion expressed.
Pure air, invigorating and bcauti
lul scenery—wonderful tonic for aching
lmisvic and weary brain—are here to be hud
lo be suit*, one will not find these bless
ings in the squalid quarters of the almond
eyed Celestial or the filth-reeking tenement
house regions. There foul odors and a fever
laden atmosphere do most abound, and one
is glad when he can shake the dirt of such
places from hisshoes and flee away. But in
the more favored localities, where the streets
m e broader and cleaner, the people neuter,
and the elevation greater t han that of the
poverty-stricken quarters, the atmosphere Is
fur whole-somer. Fresh sea breezes,too,sweep
ing over tlie city temper tho sun's rays, and
often one may be as comfortable hero on it
summer’s day as at many rural retreats
And then one is within reach of so many
pleasant places to which daily excursions
may be made. You may have nireuifuin
scenery or seashore experiences, the peace
tul flow of a beautiful river,or the noisy tu
mult of a great popular resort whenever
you choose and in rapid succession. To start
with, there is Central Bark, where lie may
follow the .winding paths into wooded seclu
sion ,*so great that we may imagine ourselves
in some faraway rural retreat. The faint,dis
tant bum of the evep busy city only lulls us
to grateful quiet and rest. The eye rests
on beautiful meadow, luxuriant foliage,
clear, crystal lake—all that the most ardent
lover of nature could ask for—and
health, strength, inspiration may be had as
we take deep draughts of the pure air.
In tho other direction our -steps lead us
toward the Battery, no mean place lor a
brief holiday, indeed, the New Yorker ol’
the old Dutch t imes made it his daily resort,
the fashionable promenade, where, after the
business of the day was over, burgher met
burgher to discuss questions of moment, and
dame and lass shone in all the quaint finery
of Knickerbocker days. Just out of tho tu
mult of the street, we may even now pass a
pleasant hour seated on a bench under its
shady trees, watching the shipping in the
harbor, the fresh sea breeze tanning our
cheek, and the waves breaking with rhyth
mic bwnsh against the granite wall at our
feet. (Uearly lined against the sky we see
the gigantic figure of the Htatueof Liberty,
directly opposite us is Governor’s Island,
with its white house and gloomy old fort.
Brooklyn, too, and Staten Island spread out
lielore us, while in the foreground is an ever
changing and curious panorama—the ship
pings of a world -vessels of every conceiv
able character, from the sprightly, noisy,
putting little tug to the groat ocean steam
ship, vessels from England and Fronoe, from
Holland, from tho Oriental regions, from
nobody knows where.
Is tins too tame an occupation? Does
your restless, nervous New World tempera
ment move you to seek the wild dissipation
of the popular resort? Then Coney Island
will amply fill the hill. It is within easy
reach, ana you may go there for an hour or
for a day. There is the hugely constructed
elephant, built for a hotel, and visible far
out to sea,and tho artificial cow, as large as
an ordinary house, from which is drawn
ice-cold milk; here is a Punch and Judy
show, there an immense hotel with its
thousand employes; them stands a lung
tester with his curious machine; beyond you
soe a great bathing pavilion where thou
sands may disrobe for the delightful plunge
into the surf; hereon the sandy beach you
may have a clam bake; there is a side show
of monstrosities, further on, allying circus—
hut hold, enough! Who can tell all the at
tractions of this carnival at Donay
brook Fair and Saengerfest combina
Or, if nil this mail revelry floes not suit
your taste, there is Stolen Island, or Brook
Ivn and Greuwood Cemetery—cities of resi
dences ami city of the dead—where one
may pass many hours in sight-seeing or
quiet meditation. There are daylight trip,
too, up the Hudson, through the Palisases
and the magnificent scenery heyond; steam
ers making trips fifty miles out into the At
lantic for a day's fishing: others to land you
at Long Branch and Cape May; or if you
prefer, at points on the sound.
Indeed, with headquarters in the city and
frequent excursions to seashore, mountain,
lake and stream within the compass of a
day’s experience, one may spend the heated
term in New York with quite as much com
fort and enjoyment as ho would have-in the
crowded, inconvenient fashionable watering
places further away.
But we seek novelty in this age, and withe
Gothamite escapes to the mountains and the
countryman fills Ids carpet-bag and hies him
.away to the metropolis.
Perhaps they are Isith wise.
A. Tiffany Norton.
An Interesting Career of a Charming
Woman With Red,Hair.
New York, June 25. A tail, well-dressed
man with strongly marked features, partly
concealed by a heavy lieard, entered the
Thalia Theatre one evening not long ago ac
companied by a lady of medium height, anil
with a face which must have iiecn beautiful
nd was still crowned with a su)ierb growth
of richly tinted rod hair. It was not au
burn, it was red—and such a red. I knew her
at once, a woman who played no small iart
in the events of her day. Twenty years ago
she was known throughout all Europe as the
Princess Ptacovitza, one ol the most beauti
ful women of that time. To-day she lives
quietly in New York, and is known to Ger
man citizens as Musi. Shevitsch, the wife of
the editor of the Volks Zeitung.
Fraulein Von Doenigos was m early youth
betrothed by her father, a well-known Ba
varian nobleman, to the young VVallachian
Prince Racovitza, but the match was not at
all to her liking, for she was already madly
in love vrith Ferdinand I>assftll>-, the leader
of the German Socialists,fwbo in his dreams
saw himself the President of the republic of
Germany with Fraulein Von Doeneges by his
Raeovitza naturally enough objected to the
intimacy between l-assallc and this all lanced
bride, and the result was that the two men
fought a duel, iit which Lassallo was killed.
Tlie affair created a tremendous sensation
in Europe, nor was the popular interest les
sened when a short time after her
death, Fraulein Von Doenigcs mifr
I-iorl her liver’s slayer. Six ' months
inter she was left a widow and
when she again essayed matrimony it was
’as tile wifi! of a theatrical iiumager named
Friedman, under whose•direejion site ap
is-amt as a -toft- in the leading continental
cities. Hha Enjoyed a certain degree of
success, but eventually she separated from
Friedjmn and in time became the wife of
Hhevitch, who hail long admired her, and
with whom she came to New York.
Shev itch comes of a well known Russian
family, his brother, now a member of the
Imperial Senate, having been at one time
Governor of Kstbonin. Kheviti h has come
into prominence lately as a loader among
the German Socialist party and the editor
of the Leader. J- B. G'ookk.
Travel ore Can Indulge.
New York, June 25. —Oftldal notice of
the Supreme Court decision in the teat ea o
as to the right of hotels to sell liquor lo
guests Bunclay* has reached the police
authorities, arid at midnight an order went
forth to all police captains not to Interfere
with hotels selling liquors to guests and
bona fide travelers on Sunday
Over 100 Varieties
Of the purest and best toilet soaps made ! y
; Colgate & Cos. Cashmere Bouquet the
TOBACCO IN THE FLAMES.
THOUSANDS OF HOGSHEADS LOST
Soveral Monster Warehouses Reduced
to Ruins in the Same -Dlaze—Two
Acres of Buildings With Their Con
tents Destroyed —A Defective Fir*
Louisville, Ky., Juno 25.—'The mom
destructive fire that has occurred here in
years broke out in the tobacco quart*! at
1:85 o’clock this morning. The entire
square between Main anil Market and Ninth
and Tenth streets was was the scene of the
fire, and two acres of buildings, with their
contents, were lost. The loss is estimated at
fully $500,000 and the insurance canned be
obtained for weeks yet. The fiapers ef.tb.a
various firms are in safes in the debris.
These will have to be recovered and the
5,000 hogsheads of tobacco destroyed check
ed up before accurate figures are known.
A DEFECTIVE BOX.
The box from which the alarm was turned
in was defective, and os a remit the (lame*
were almost beyond control when the en
gines arrived. The fire was of incendiary
origin. It is thought it broke out in the
middle of the block at the rear, on Market
street, of the Boone warehouse. There wore
no lights or fire of any kind from which the
flames could have started. The flatness
spread with fearful rapidity. The Banner
tobacco warehouse and Sawyer, Wallace <fc
Co.’s warehouse, both fronting on Main
street, were quickly enveloped in flumes,
A WHOLE SQUARE ABLAZE.
The three warehouses mentioned occupied
nearly a whole square and all were closely
(tacked with hogsheads of tobacco. Haw
yer. Wallace & Co’s, house is a branch of
the hig New York firm. The firemen could
do very little. The heat was intense and
Iho inflammable material was entirely be
yoncl control. All that could be done waa
to save adjacent residences and business
No lives were lost though there were
several narrow escupbs.
RUNNING UP THE LOSSES.
Sawyer, Wallace & Co.’s warehouse. No.
t!0 Main street, was owned by Henry Glover.
It was a solidly built brick building with a
metal roof, an immense structure, and waa
valued at S(KI,(XHJ. It was partially insured.
Iu it wera2,4oo hogsheads of tobacco, worth
from #120,000 to #125,000. All of the to
baeoo was destroyed. The stock was well
The Boone warehouse was owned by
Thomas H. Glover, and was valued at about
$154)00. It contained about t,OOO hogshead*
of tobacco, all of which was consumed. It
was worth from #120,000 to #138,000. There
was partial insurance on both buildings and
THE BANNER WAREHOUSE.
The Banner warehouse was owned by
B. M. Parrish A, Cos., was valued at abont
#7,000 and belonged to an undivided estate.
It contained about 500 Hogsheads of tobacco
valued at. from #40,000 to $45,000. Ir i*
thought (tint, the litigation that will he
brought about, by the fire will he something
astonishing. Lori Hard A: Cos. and Liggett
A Meyer, large tobacco Anns of New York
and hit. Louis, as well as others, liought a
large lot of tobacco in this market yester
day, and it is said that they will claim that
the sale was not consummated, basing their
claim upon some technicality.
A BIG FIRE IN THE NORTHWEST.
Dayton, W. TANARUS., .June 25.—Fire here yes
terday destroyed property to the amount, of
¥115,000. The insurance aggregates $(Ki,<XXk
The principal h *nrs are K. F. Hawley oa
building #2S,(XX), insurance $15,000; A.
Roth & Cos., dry goods, #12,000, insurance
$10, (XX); Clcndeniu & Miller, general mer
chandise, SIO,OOO, insurance $5,000; A. Op*
penbeinier, hardware, #7,000, insurance
SI,OOO, and twenty other smaller losses. Th*
city records were destroyed.
New York, June 25 - Fire broke out to
night at 10 o’clock in the fourth story of
Puck Building, on the corner of Mulberry
and Houston streets, and did considerable
damage before it was extinguished. The
building is a massive brick structure seven
stories Fiigh, and is occupied by a nilmher
of business firms, as well as by the Puck
Publishing Company. The fire brokeoutln
the rooms of G. P. Baldwin, bookbinder for
A FREIGHT HOUSE IN RUINS.
Saratoga, N. Y., June 2.’).—Congress
man George West’s freight house, at Hou
ston Spa., was totally consumed by fire this
afternoon. Twenty-seven hundred bales of
jute, 50 bales of gunny, 100 liales of alum,
and two freight cars were also consumed.
The tire is believed to have originated from
spontaneous combustion. The loss is $50,000,
and tho insurance $17,000.
A COTTON OINNERY BURNED.
New Orleans, June 25. —.Smith & Jamb
son’s cotton ginnery arid pickery with its
contends, together witli several adjacent
buildings, was burned to-day. The loss M
Tho Throe-Year-Old Todd Wins $l4,
000 for His Owner.
Chicago, June 25.—Chicago’s annual
summer raiflng meeting began to-day at
Washington Park. The attendance was
the largest ever seen on the 'grounds, mod
was est imated at from 30,000 to 35,000 per
sons. The derby, estimated at $14,000, was
won by I>. J. McCarty’s chestnut colt C. H.
Todd, by Joe Hooker, dam Rosa. The
events were as follows:
First Rai s—Mile. Aurelia won, with Jacobin
second and Puke of Bourlsrm third. Time 1:40)4*
SECOND Hxce—Six furlongs. Eva K. won.
with Allegheny second and Blue Eyed Bell*
third. Time 1:17. .
Nii mu Race-SU furlongs. Tom tlpgrorw
won with Clay Sexton second and Drumstick
third. Timet: 18)4.
Fourth Race -American Derby for three-year
olds; one and a half miles. . Then- were four
teen starters. C. H. Todd won, with Miss Ford
second and Wary third. Time HMU,.
Fifth Race— Five furlongs. Zuelika won,
with Winona second and Huntress third. Time
Sixth Race—One and a quarter miles. Asceoll
won, with Judge Jackson second and The Doctor
third. Time Z:10.
RACING AT SHEEfStIEAD.
New York, June 25.—The events at the
Sheepshead Bay races to-day were as fol
First Race Mile. Bona Sea won, with Bess
second and (Realtor third. Ttrae 1:48)4 Mu-
I nil's paid $55 10. *
Second Race-Threwi uarters of a mile.
Umpire won, with Belle D Or second and Locus*
third. Time I:IHWj. Mutuals paid SB3 85.
Third Race— One and Mine-quarter miles.
The Bard won, with Barn am second arid
Ekwood third, Time 8:03.
FourTU Race—One and three-sixteenth
miles. Florence M. won. with Richmond second
and Berlin third. Time 3:03)4. .
Fifth Race- One and three sixteenth miles.
Brown Duke won, with Boaz second and Till*
Doe third. Time 3:03. Mutuals paid $46 5.
iuETH Race—Over hurdles; two miles. Mam
raontat won, with Judge tiriftUh second and
Shamrock third. Time 4:03.
From tlu: Hartford Times.
A Hartford man. whose wife wag going
abroad, asked her to telegraph him a word or
two letting him know of her safe arrival in
New York. In a few hours lie received the fob
lowing message, “collect’': “Dear George. Ar
rived here safely at fifteen minutes after 3. The
train was due at 6, but we were delayed fifteen
minutes while en route. Bad a perfecUv
lovely trip. Don’t worry about me, 111
get along all right. And toke good care
of yourself. Be so careful a’tout tak
ing cold this (lamp weather. Remember that
you are to keep on your ilamieU until Juno 15.
Bte sure and huv© thti bom*'* op*® ainwi afi
I often mice h week. Remember what l told
; vmi about your socks nd shirts. Don’t forget
to k.-ep the basement door locked. Vr rite every
.lay. I’m sure I’ll have a lovely time.. Bo good
j |fi you to let tm firo. You muai immm- over atTT
Ime in August. Forever and ever and ever vr.urs,
■ Mamie " An hour later Mamie was named to
receive the following reply to her ‘'word ci*
' two:" ‘ Don't cable anything from LivcryooL
I I’m a ruiued man U you do. Geueue-”