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WAR ON THE RAILROADS.
OPELIKA CHARGES RUINOUS DIS
An Assertion That Freight Rates Are
so Fixed That Columbus and Mont
gomery Can Undersell Local Mer
chants—Sayall Heard Makes Affidavit
Against Jim Crow Cars.
Washington', June 6.—W. O. Harwell,
H. B. T. Montgomery, and J. IV. Ponder,
the Transportation Committee of the Ope
lika (Ala.) Board of Trade, complain to the
Interstate Commerce Commission that the
Columbus and Western railroad practice
bui h discriminations in freight rates against
o[ielikaand in favor of Montgomery and
Columbus, that the merchants of the two
last named tow ns can retail goods in Ope
lika's suburban villages at lower rates than
Opelika merchants can give, and that the
interests of Opelika are being mined. The
schedules upon the various classes of freights
are given in proof by the complainants.
THE JIM CROW CAR.
Sayall Heard, a colored man of Charles
ton, S. C., who complained to the Interstate
Commerce Commission of discrimination
against him on account of color by the
Georgia railway, has reduced his complaint
to the form of an affidavit, which document
bus been received by the commission. It
sets forth that the complainant, having pur
chased a first-class ticket from Cincinnati to
Charleston, was, when in company with
Pr. Wheeler J. Gaines and
Mre. Joseph Gunsagger, compelled by
employes of be Georgia railway at Atlanta
to enter “what is known on said Georgia
railway as the jim crow car." This car, he
avers, was inferior to the' first-class cars,
was dirty, and one half of it was used as a
smoking car. He asks that said Georgia
railroad be compelled to furnish accommo
dations to persons holding first class tickets,
“irrespective of race or color, according to
the act of Congress in such cases made and
PACIFIC RAILROAD RATES.
The Companies to Maintain Their
San Francisco, July 6.— The Southern
Pacific Railroad Company to-day gave no
tice that until further orders freight rates
will be maintained as they are at present.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company says
that all its freight rates are printed to ex
pire July 17, but the Southern
Pacific Company’s action has re
sulted in au order being issued that
the present rates shall be maintained after
July 7 until otherwise ordered. The Atlantic
and Pacific, and Atchison, Tojcka and Saida
Fe Railroad Companies say the transconti
nental lines are comi>elled by their necessi
ties to take the same action. All rates
on their lines will be maintained
as they are until such time
as the legal authorities on a case regularly
made rule that such rates are unlawful.
"The companies all,” said one of the agents,
“rely on the good sense ami equitable con
sideration of the comnfissioners. If the
fourth section were enforced against us,
with the completion of the Canadian Pa
cific we would not carry any freight. We
are willing to run the risk of our action in
maintaining rates being approved.” •
PACKING A JURY.
The State’s Attorney Stops the Game
of Chicago’s Boodler3.
Chicago, July 6. —Rumors to-day that
the jury in the County Commissioners
boodle cases had been till'd in the in to rest of
the defendants brought the trial to a stand
still. The court was adjourned for several
hours to give the State’s attorney time to
get at the bottom of the matter. The result
was a formal charge filed by him that four
men had been slipped into the jury box
who should never have been admitted.
George S. Tate, O. W. Ostrander, William
Parks and Daniel Cudohee compose the
quartette. Tate is a personal friend of oneof
defendants, Warden Varnell, the two being
long time members of the same Masonic
lodge. Tho objection to Ostrander and
Parks is that they, with Tate, were sum
moned by Bailiff” McGill solely at tho in
stance of persons interested in an acquittal.
Cudebee is an alien, it is
claimed, and the States Attor
ney asks that he, with another
juror and Tate, Ostrander aud Parks, the
last batch of jurors sworn, lie arranged in
order that some of thorn at least may Ikj
challenged. Judge Jamieson postponed
aetion until to-morrow. The State’s At
torney has decided that the cases against
the indicted county contractors, of which
there aj o about a dozen, shall not be culled
CALLED OUT AND SLAIN.
A Worthless Young Limb of the Law
a Candidate for tho Gibbet.
Litchfield, Ky., July tl.—At 1 o'clock
this morning W. B. May, a distiller and
whisky seller of this place, was called from
his hed by someone who pretended to want
a quart of whisky. May obtained the key
to his grocery and went in with the man.
An assassin was stationed in front of the
building, and as soon as the light fell upon
May's luce lie discharged a load of buckshot
into his head, killing him instantly. A sub
sequent investigation established that tho
murderer was Jniin-s M. Lynch, formerly a
young lawyer at this place, but who has
been a fugitive for several months. May
cowhided him last Christmas.
HIDDEN BY HIS WIFE.
Missing Money Found After Many
Years of Deprivation.
Paducaii, Ky., July 0. —In 1ST:!, while J.
Hnmp Swift was Sheriff of Calloway coun
ty, Ky., hi* accounts were $3,0 0 short. He
thought his deputy had robbed him, and
making good the deficiency bankrupt*? I him.
He has aince supported his fn.mil> as a day
laborer. Recently his wife w. ■ .-ent to an
insane asylum, an l in her raving tol l of
money hidden in the smoke house. Investi
gation revealed $3,200 in greenbacks. It is
thought she concealed tbs' money In one of
her attacks The discovery not only set the
ex -Sheriff on his feet, but cleared his repu
tation of suspicion.
Wrecked on an Embankment.
Lexington, Ky., July 0. -A urM-bound
fort express train on tho Ches qicake und
Ohio railroad was ditched this !'• ivnoon ut
Lc >n station, ninety mile* east of Lexing
ton, all the cars going off a slie.ht ciiil'-uik-
Jnent except the sleeper. Conductor Rag
land, the engineer and six p.i.w-r pe, s are re
ports and injured, the find two quit seriously.
A s|kviul train with physicians k:c for the
•cene of the wreck this afternoon.
Apaches to be Tried.
J Ran Francisco. July fi.—Gen. Howard
I tins liocn advised that a general court mar
|tlnl has been convened to try tl," A|Xi :iio*
I who deserted recently and went to raid in
The Proposed Constitution a Delusion
and a Snare.
Salt Lake City, Utah, July 0. —The
Tribune this morning in au editorial article
pronounces the section of the proposed State
constitution abolishing polygamy a fraud.
The section, it says, fails to condemn un
lawful cohabitation. All that a Mormon
would need to do in order to live np to Ids
religion would be to quietly marry ).olyga
mouslyand keep knowledge of the fact from
abstrusively offending the Mormon Prose
cuting Attorney for three years and there
after he could live in most shameless and
indecent polygamy with neither the law
nor constitution to say him nay.
backed by the church.
He would also be backed by the church
and dominant sentiment, and the eonstitu
tii >n would lie laughed to scorn, as the church
programme contemplates. The Tribune
contrasts this move witli the declaration of
grievances and protests made by the Mor
mons two years ugo in upholding polygamy
as the truo church doctrine and com
plaining of legislation agaist it as infringing
on the rights of conscience. Delegate Cain
presided at the meeting at which it was
adopted and stalled it as chairman. He also
presides over the constitutional convention.
The same persons and the same powers
ordain both, then and now. Then in earn
est, now parading for effect and with an
attempt to deceive the public If admitted
as a State the priesthood will have it all
their own way.
IN TUB CONVENTION.
The day in the Mormon constitutional
convention was token up in discussion of
the clauses prohibiting polygamy and pro
viding for the separation of the churches
and State. The discussion was animated,
and some vigorous speeches were made
against both clauses. The clauses, however,
were passed in committee of the whole, and
it is thought they will undoubtedly be
adopted by the convention by a heavy ma
jority. Whether or not the peo
ple will ratify the constitution
Dy popular vote next August
remains to be seen. It is believed there will
be a satisfactory majority in favor of the
constitution, though many old mid t horough
going monogamous Mormons are pronounced
m their opposition to the anti-polygamy
article. The convention is working liard,
holding three sessions a day in order to com
plete the work and get the constitution well
before the people in time for an intelligent
vote on it at the August election.
The convention to-day struck the follow
ing out of their proposed constitution: “No
rougious sect or denomination shall control
or apprppriate to its own use any of the
public school or university funds of the
AN AMERICAN PARTY.
The Movement Meets With Encour
agement at San Francisco.
San Francisco, July 6. —Delegates from
various portions of this State closed a three
days session here to day in formulating a
plan for the organization of an American
party. A mass meeting, preceded by a
street parade and a display of fire works
was held to-night, at which the platform of
the now party was read and adopted. The
platform calls lor the unconditional repeal of
the naturalization laws; modification of laws
permitting and encouraging immigration,
so that shiftless, criminal and other un
desirable classes may be excluded; prohibi
tion of alien land holding; total separation
of church and State, and no interference by
any church with the American school sys
tem. The platform also calls for a law
compelling citizens to vote at every elec
tion. A State Central Cominitte was or
ganized, with O. Eldridge as President.
The speaker* nt to-night’s meeting predicted
that the new movement would become na
tional and would suiiersede in power the old
SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK.
The Baltimore Methodist Conference
Meets at Winchester.
Winchester, Va., July o.—The Sunday
School Convention of the Baltimore Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South was organized here to-day. One hun
dred and seventy delegates reported.
Rev. Dr. John S. Martin, Presiding Elder
of this district, welcomed tlio convention.
Rev. Dr. S. K. Cox, of St. Paul’s church,
President Magruder presented his annual
report, and the corresponding secretary and
treasurer also submitted reports. The
President's report showed a substantial in
crease for the year in the membership of tho
Rev. J. T. Wightman, of Baltimore, ad
dressed the body oil the requisites necessary
for a successful Sunday school teacher.
To-night addresses were delivered by Rev.
J. T. Williams and Rev. Iv. O. Knott on
benevolent work in the Sunday schools.
Tho deliberations are well attended.
Two Men Make a Brave But Hopeless
Fight in Indiana.
Corydon, I.vd., July (>.—A terrible fight
occurred at Marengo, Crawford county,
Sunday night, betwoen a band of
“white cais” (regulators) and two brothel's
named Naushee. The “white caps” called
upon John Naushee for Iho purpose
of whipping*- hhn. John and his
brother Sherman were awaiting their
arrival. and with wagon wu s i
spokes attacked the regulators. lii the fight
tlint ensu sl Sherman Naushee was probably
futally shot ami John was baton with clulis
until he was left for deud. The Nuusheos
were isiwerful me.:, and it is S'lid that sev
eral White Caps were wounded and killed.
The charge nguiust John Naushoe wu.s that
lie hud ciuse 1 the separation of Justico
Toivn'and his wife.
Killed by Practical Jokers.
Pittsbuhci, Pa., July o.—James Work
man. .teed fe years, a r.-iident <>f West End,
died to-lay from the effects of a practical
joke. He Was drinking with some friends
on the Fourth, and while his attention wua
distracted for a moment a quantity of cro
ton oil wrs poured into his liquor. Shortly
after drinking he wus taken violently ill.
lie wus removed to his home where he grad
ually grew worse until death relieved his
buffering. liis friend* will he a rrestod.
Robbed His Own Mothor.
Montreal, July 0. —The latest revelation
in connection with the defalcation of Hecro
tnrv Whitney, of the Harbor Hoard, is: tin t
he has seriously onilnuTaesod his mother's
estate, having disposed of her shares in the
Hunk of Montreal arid other leaving hanks
to the extent of over f 10,000. To allay her
suspicion* he }siid dividends on the stock out
of hi* own pocket.
liwept Away by Diphtheria.
Newark, N. J.. July ti. —The family of
Cornell J. Dunn, of .Summit, ha* been
nearly swept away in nine days by
diphtheria. Already five deaths have oc
curred, and fear* ale entertained that two
others will die. The premise* where the
family resides ary to tie inspected by the
li lard of lieaiih.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1887.
ALL JUMP ON MATTHEWS.
THE PALL MALL GAZETTE SAYS
HE IS NOT A GENTLEMAN.
The Same Paper Also Stigmatizes
Him As Without Honor—The St.
James Gazette Says the Breeze Will
do the Government Good—William
Henry Smith Says it is the Govern
ment’s Duty to Institute an Inquiry.
London, July o.—The Press Association
says there is good ground for believing that
Mr. Matthews, Home Secretary, will not re
sign, notwithstanding the action of the
House of Commons last night in connection
with the Cass case.
The Pall Mall Gazelle says: “If Mr.
Matthews wore a man of honor and a gen
tleman, this morning’s papers would have
announced that he had resigned. He
crowned last night a ministerial career of
almost continuous failure by exhibiting com
bined incapacities almost unprecedented.”
ONLY A BREEZE.
The St. James Gazette says: “The epi
sode has damaged the government hut lit
tle. The breeze will do it good.”
The Globe says: “The uttitude of Mr.
Matthews is doubly to Vie regretted as it is
certain to be turned to party account.”
In the House of Commons to-dav William
Henry Smith, the government leader, re
ferring to the action of the House last night
in the Cass case, said the House acted under
the wrong impression that the government
was opposed to an inquiry iu the matter.
It was the duty of the government to insti
tute a full and impartial inquiry to establish
the truth in connection with the arrest of
The conduct of the government over the
Cass affair has caused discontent even
among the wannest supporters of the min
istry. The explanation made by Mr. Smith
in the House of Commons was heard in the
chilliest silence, except when he announced
that the 1 ord High Chancellor would insti
tute a thorough inquiry into the matter.
In consequence of the feeling in tho Conserv
ative party, Mr. Matthews has offered to
resign the office of Home Secretary. He
has been requested, however, to remain in
office until the close of the present session of
SERVIA AND BUIsGARIA.
A Demand that King Milan Recall the
Belgrade, July 6.—Tho Ristios demands
that King Milan recall and reinstate the
Metropolitan who was exiled to Russia for
his alleged connection with the late revolu
tionary conspiracy. If King Milan refuses
the Ministry will re-sign.
Tiernova, July ft. —M. Nicolaiff, Minis
ter of War, in a speech to the officers of Hie
army to-day asked them to absolutely ab
stain from mixing in politics and give their
whole attention to tbo army. He said he
was happy to be able to declare that the
training and discipline of the Bulgarian
army was lietter now than it had ever been
while under the supervision of Russian in
THE SOBRANJE IN SESSION.
The Sobranje is holding a private meets
ing to choose a Prince, Prince Alexander
haring absolutely declined to accept re-elec
ZUG GOES INTO THE LAKE.
Forty Houses and Two Hotels Carry
One Hundred People to Their Death.
Berne, July IS.—Half tho new quays at
Zug fell into the Lake. Forty houses, a
crowded inn and the hotel Ziuiich, a four
story structure, full of visitors, vanished
entirely. The occupants of the buildings
wore engulphed while thev slept, and at
least 100 perished, including M. Collin, Pres
ident of the Canton. Men are now at work
t rying to recover tho bodit* of the victims.
Ail infant was found alive in a floating
France’s Anti-German Laws.
Berlin, July 5. —The North German
Gazette , referring to the French foreigners’
tax hill, says the moment seems to have
arrived for Germany to consider whether
all the anti-German miwtun* which are
being carried out in France should not in a
fully reciprocal manner l>e enforced in
Germany, especially in Alsace Lorraine.
THE BILL IN THE CHAMBER.
Paris, July 0. —The committee of the
Chamber of Deputies having in charge the
measure imposing a tax on foreigners, re
siding in France, to-day heard M. Falcre,
Minister of tho Interior, argue in opposition
to the proposed tax. He said he preferred
measures calculated to establish the identity
of foreigners residing in France. The com
mitter! decided in favor of the execution of
Leiphic. July ft.- In the treason trial to
day the procurator demanded nine years at
hard labor tor Klein, live years for Greiwrt
and acquittal for Erhardt, He declared it
noressary that tho trial should be published,
as only publicity would refute the aspersions
and exaggeration of the French press over
the iSetmaeUdo incident. The trial, he suid,
hail brought to light the fact that tho French
frontier police not only countenanced trea
son, but incited it. Judgment will be pro
nounced upon the prisoners Friday.
The Opera Comique Fund.
Paris, July (I.—M. Berthclot to-day an-
I riounoed to the Opera Comique committee
that the total amount received for the
I*unfit of the sufferers by the recent fire is
ft 73,000 francs. The orphan* and old people
affected by the fire will receive temporary
aid oi in ties. The accounts will be
closed Hi December.
London, July ft. —Tho Boston yacht Kor-
I tuna has l>een ilocked nt Greenock and will
ho fitted as a cutter, with a view to eom
petfug in the regattas that are to
Ijo held on the South Coast commencing ut
the end of July.
Austria’s New Turret Ship.
Vienna, July ft.—The new Austre-Hun
gnrfan turret ship Krunprinz Rudolph was
launched to-day at Pola, on the Adriatic, in
the presence of th- Emperor and Arch
-1 duchess Maiic Theresa. The latter chris
tened the vessel.
Buying Up Land In Palestine.
Berlin, July 0. — The tier man la, says a
Palestine so'c-ty is buying piece* of land in
! Palestine uiriu ‘which it l* proposed to found
England and the Porte.
Constantinople, July ft. Ird Salis
bury has extended Kir Henry Drummond
Wolff's stay here until Haftinluy next.
Tbo Count of Paris at London
London, July ft. —The Count of Paris
I arrived in Londou this evening.
Tho Ex-Premier Answers Lord Hart
ington Rather Sharply.
London, July 6.—Mr. Gladstone to-day
wrote a letter to the Marquis of Harrington
in answer to his reply to the ex-Premier’s
speech of last Saturday. In this letter Mr.
Gladstone said ho deemed it his duty to re
fer in his speech to tho differences which
existed between him and Lord Hartyigton
on the Irish question, when they were mem
bers of the same government.
’’Unless these references wore inaccu
rate,” says Mr. Gladstone, “the Marquis of
Harrington is answerable for any incon
venience* attending such reef respective ref
erences. If they are inaocurate I will wil
lingly consent to the publication of anything
deemed necessary to show it.”
In conclusion Mr. Gladstone reaffirms the
statements he made Saturday.
Two nights will bo allowed for debate on
the third reading of tho crimes hill. If the
opposition endeavors to prolong the discus
sion the government will move that cloture
MEETING OF THE REFORM UNION.
Manchester, July ti.—A meeting of the
National Reform Union here to-day was
largely attended. A lotter from Mr. Glad
tone was read, in which he wished success to
the uniou in their efforts to bring tho peo
ple to a right view of the Irish question.
John Morloy, who addressed the meeting,
referring to the defeat of the Conservative
candidate for the Spalding seat last
week, said that Lord Randolph Churchill,
in his comments thereon, seemed to be tap
ping at the official door for readmiasiou.
Mr. Morley was hopeful that Lord Harring
ton would come over to their side as ho did
in 18S4 over the extension of the franchise in
Ireland. Mr. Gladstone had been perfectly
explicit on the subject of tho retention of
the Parnellites at Westminster.
Mr. Morley then proceeded to criticise nt
length the inconsistency of Lord Harring
ton’s position in insisting upon the retention
of the Parnellites while he totally ignored
their views and desires, and would even ex
elude them from the proposed coalition of
parties for a settlement of an Irish constitu
tion. If imperial control of a Dublin }>ar
liament meant revision of every measure
adopted by the Dublin body, the only effect
would be the burdening of the Imperial Par
liament and loss of dignity and self resjiect
on the part of the Dublin Parliament. If
such control only meant the overruling of
unjust and vindictive measures, he ugreixl
to tho plan, boom iso he did not believe surh
measures would be pasted. Tho zeal dis
nlaved in behalf of Ulster was largely arti
ficial. He hoped and believed that Ulster
did not desire separate treatment.
Tho Marquis of Harrington luus written an
open lewjr m the Liberals ot I’addmgton
urging them to support the Conservative
candidate for Parliament.
London, July 7,3 A. m.— To-night Mr.
Gladstone will move in the House of Com
mons that “The crimes bill be read the third
time this day three months.”
A Charleston Nogro Claims to Have
Been Forced to Steal by Hunger.
Charleston, S. C., July 6.—A lively
shooting affray occurred this morning lie
tween a policeman and a burglar. The
burglar was a negro named Reabrook Allen.
The policeman found him ut the corner of
Warren and Coming streets coming out of a
grocery store with a ham in %i.s possession,
and halted him. The burglar whipjied out
a pistol and opened fire on the policeman,
one shot penetrating the officer's arm. The
officer opened a return lire on the burglar,
inflicting a fatal wound. At the hospital
Allen admitted that he was stealing. He
said that he could not get work, that hi' had
consumption, that his wife was paralyzed,
and that ho had three children to provide
for, who, with his wife, wore starving. For
this reason ho started out on a burglary ex
Revelry at a Funeral Feast.
Racine, Wis., July (1. —Some days ago
Alderman Knbrniter issued invitations for
a feast to the friends of his dead wife who
were kind to Jior during her last sickness.
Last uight a large number of uninvited
persons took advantage of the hospitalities
extended and made the gathering one of
revelry. Liquid refreshments were the
older The host used his utmost endeavors
to eject the disorderly parties hut failed.
On the streets outside the lawn over 3,000
people congregated to witness the festivi
ties. The Fact that physicians had been up
jiointed to inquire into Hahreitor’s mental
condition enhanced tho interest in the
A Mine Owner Murdered.
Eagle Pass, Tex., July 6.—Word reach
ed here this morning from Marita Rosa. Mex.,
of the killing of James il Duvall, owner of
tho Cedral mines. His I* sly was found
hidden in some brush near the roadside
leading from the mines into Manta Rosa,
with a bullet hole through the head. His
mule, saddled, was found a few hundred
yurds further on with its throat cut. Tin*
object of the murder was undoubtedly rob
liery, Mr. Duvalj having left his camp Sat
urday last with on his person.
Shot Down by a Lunatic.
Kt. Louis, July & —Advices from Jones
boro, Ark., say that yesterday a man got
off a west bound train at t hat place and
walking up to a small crowd of people,
drew a revolver and fired three shots, kill
ing oue man and fatally wounding another.
The man wus captured. He is a stranger
and is believed to bo an eeca|<ed lunatic.
New York, July 0. —Jacob Sharp feds
somewhat better to-day, although he ate no
breakfast. This wus Sharp's 70th birthday
He made no reference whatever to it, and
knowing it would he cruel mockery no one
else has mentioned it. He still preserve* as
unbroken silence for hours at a time. Mrs.
Sharp-still remains by liis side.
Two Newspapers Sold.
Springfield, Mas-. , July A special
to the Itepnbliean says: “The Boston Daily
Advertiser and Keening Heoord have boon
sold to Charles E. Whitin, of Whitlnsville,
for 1 100,000. All of the stock of tho old cor
poration is wiped out, owl all of the old
stockholders retire from ownership in the
Destitution at Clarendon.
Harrisburg, Pa , July O.—A telegram
having l*>en received by Gov. Beaver stat
ing that 200 people were homeless ami with
out shelter ut Clarendon, the oil town de
stroyed by Are on Monday, he ha* ordered
100 tent* to be shipp'd there at once.
Dr. McGlynn a Political Delegate.
New York, July o.—At a meeting of the
First, Assembly district of the United I,ulor
party last night l’ev. Dr. Edward McGlynn
was ejected delegate to the National Con
vention at Syracuse, Aug. Ift.
Oon. Loo Off for Home
New York. July h.—Gen. and Mrs. Fitz
hugh Lee left this city for Richmond this
afternoon on the Old Dominion steamer
THE SESSION OPENED WITH A
Col. Reilly Introduces a Bill to Incor
porate the First Volunteer Rogtinont
—Mr. liusaoll Looking Aftor the Fire
Insurance Company’s Incorporation
—A Big Batch of New Bills as a
Atlanta, Ga., July ft. —' The General As
sembly of the State of Georgia mot ut 10
o’clock this morning. The attendance of
members was noticeably large for the first
day in both houses. Tho House was not
long in getting down to work and on the
call of the counties for new matter, the
members unloaded new bills freely. It is
estimated that there are hundreds of now
bills already waiting to bo introduced!, ar
guing ill for a short session. At the sum
mer session of the last Legislature more than
1,200 lulls wero disposed of. This session
will not have far short of that number.
Mr. Russell and Col. Reilly were in their
(suits. Capt. Gordon arrived to-night. Mr.
Russell introduced a bill incorporating the
Guarantee Mutual Firo Insurance Company
and also one regulating the justice courts
of Chatham county.
Till- FIRST REOIMENT.
Col. Reilly introduced a bill to incorporate
the First Volunteer Regiment, which is at
tracting the attention of those interested in
military matters. The object of the incor
poration is to authorise the holding of null
estate, looking to a regimental armory and
tho issuance of bonds.
The Governor’s message will lie sent in
to morrow. It is still in the hands of the
Htate Printer to-night.
IN THK SENATE.
. The Senate was organized with tho usual
resolutions notifying tho House and Gover
The certificate of election of J. T. Hamil
ton to fill the vacancy in the Thirty-fourth
district occasioned by the death of Earnest
Word was received from tho Governor. Mr.
Hamilton was sworn in and assigned to com
The Senate concurred in tho House reso
lution for a joint committee to attend the
IJniversity coni mencement.
Iti the House Speaker Little sounded the
gavel at 10 o’clock and the session was
opened with prayer by Chaplain Branhaiu.
Mr. Calvin, of Richmond, introduced a
resolution for a joint committee of seven
from the Senate and fifteen from the House
to visit the University commencement. It
On motion of Mr. Calvin tho restrictions
on debate made at the last session were re
On the call of counties the following now
bills were introduced:
By Mr. Felton,of liibb—A bill to amend tho
charter of the Georgia Southern and Florida
Railway Company so ns to permit consolida
tion with other roads.
By Mr. Clay, of Oohb— Incorporating the
town of Kennesnw in Cobb county.
By Mr. McC'leskey, of Cobb—To amend
the registration law of Cobb county; also
amending tho charter of Roswell, Cobb
county; also incorjxirating tho Marietta
By Mr. Russell, of Chatham—To repeal
the 'act regulating courts of Justices in
By Mr. Retliy, of Chatham—'To incor
porate the First volunteer Regiment.
By Mr. Felton, of Bibb—A hill granting
exemptions to members of the Southern
Cadets of Bibb county.
By Mr. Monroe, of Calhoun —Amending
the act establishing a County Court in CaT
Uoim county; also a bill incorporating Wil
liamsburg, Calhoun county.
By Mr. Russell, of Chatham—lncorpora
ting the Guarantee Mutual Insurance Com-
By Mr. Smith, of Crawford—lneorpora
tins tho Maoon and Alabama Railroad Com
By Mr. Harrell, of Decatur—To repeal
section 'J of the act creating a County Court
for Decatur county.
By Mr. Weil, of Fulton—Amending the
charter of the Marietta and North Georgia
By Mr. Weil—A resolution for the relief
of the Globe Reserved Mutual Life Instir
anco Company of Baltimore from the |tn
alty forfeiture of its license.
By Mr. Bray, of Fulton—To incoimorate
the Atlantic Atlanta and Great Western
Railway and Navigation Company.
By .Vi i . Smith, iu Glynn ’ld amend tho
charter incorporating the Brunswick Street
Railroad Company; also, to amend the
act incorporating trie Turtle and Altamaha
River Canal Company; also, to Jnoor|>onite
the Bt. Mary’s, Satilla and Turtle River
By Mr. Smith, of Glynn—To incorporate
t.iie Brunswick and Atlanta Railroad coin
puny with a stock of $lOO,OOO.
By Mr. Smith, of Gwinnett—Prohihiyng
the'manufacture and sulo of intoxicating
liquors within a mile of the Odd Fellows
hall at Cains, Gwinnett county.
By Mr. H im, of Hall —To prohibit tho
sale of totwreo to youths under W years.
By Mr. Hill, of Meriwether- Designating
the net of burning certain buildings as a
By Mr. Chappell, of Muscogee -Extend
ing the corporate limits of Columbus. Also,
a resolution to appropriate money to pay
for the code of parliamentary law of force
In Georgia, prepared by Louis F. Garrard,
and to provide for the disposition of the pur
chaw money dedicated by the author to the
By Mr. Little, of Muscogee—To empower
the congregation of li’Niii Israel of Colum
bus to sell cerium lots donabsi to them by
By Mr. Hawkins, of Newton —To amend
section 3704 of the Code in relation to the
compensation for )iublishing legal adver
By Mr. Walker, of I’ut.nam —To amend
.section 1405 of tin* Code prescribing tin*
duties of tlie Commissioners of Agriculture
in relation to obtaining labor statistics.
TUB WU.LIAMK <’AHK.
The Governor received oiSlelal notice that
in the rnso of Roland Williams, convicted
In Cliutham Superior Court of assault with
intent to murder, he was s* silenced and
carried to the penitentiary; that amotion
was made for a now trial, bused on
newly discovered evidence, reducing the
offense to assault and h;itt*iy; that a nol.
pros, wau entered I* 'uusc Williams hail ill
ready served seven months; that anew trial
was grunt'd some months ago, but there
being no funds to pay thcoxpmiwviof carry
ing him 1 rick t<> Ciiatlium, be has Isjou kept
in tin conviet camp. Tho Govomor to-'hiy
ordered his discharge.
The Georgia Midland and Gulf railroad
filed it* first annual return with the Comp
troller today. Up to May I then* were
fifty mil<* of roa<t. valued at $575,150. It Is
now completad t> Gridin, eighty mile*, and
a througu schedule was put on to-day.
The, Dade Coal Company to-day paid the
Stub' sdfw for the escaped convict J. 11.
King, u white man, who made his escape in
February of last year. King was in for
ten years arid hud served nearly eight.
The Unit'd State* D strict Court came in
toslay for the disprnal of some unfinished
business and adjourned for the term.
Tlu' Buena Vista telegraph line made its
animal return to the Comptroller to-day
mid contributed Ml cents State tax.
The penitentiary investigating committee
held a short session this afternoon but did
nothing and adjourned till to-morrow after
MOBILE AND GIRARD.
The Lease to the Georgia Central Rati
fied by the Stockholders.
Columbus, Ga. , July (5. —The stockhold
ers of the Mobile and Girard railroad held
their annual meeting in Girard, Ala., to
day. The lease of the road for t wenty years
to the Central railroad was ratified by the
stockholders. George H. Fontaine, repre
senting 1,000 shares, objected to the ratifica
tion of tile lease mid stated that lie would
contest its legality in the courts. Or. N. P.
Banks was elected President, and J. M.
Frazer Treasurer. The directors are Hon.
John Peabody, Or. N. P. Banks, VV. H. Mc-
Clintoek, N. N. Curtis. O. E. Hochstrossor,
C. H. Franklin and J. O. Murphree.
A letter from Gen. Alexander was read
at the meeting of the City Council to-night
offering t'-~> )*-r share for the stock held by
the city in the Mobile and Girard rrilroau,
but no action was taken in the matter.
The Columbus Street, Railroad Company
prn|>oso to Isold the rAad for tJic purpose of
extending its lino. They will also, at an
early date, use electricity or steam ns a sub
stitute for horse power.
PINKERTON’S LITTLE ARMY.
Their Presence Causing a Bitter Feel
ing in the Coke Regions.
UNfONTiiWN, Pa., July o.—The presence
of Pinkerton’s annul men in the coke re
gion has caus>d Intense excitement, and se
rious trouble may follow. The strikers are
indignant, and denounce the action of the
operators in bringing detectives into the re
gions in the loudest terms. Last night 600
strikers at West Lelsenring held a meeting,
and unanimously resolved to continue ‘he
strike at Jim town. It is said the men are
weakening, and a large number is expected
to return to work before the close of the
week. William Mullen, Secretary of the
Miners Association, in a statement to the
newspapers says: “The men are quiet but
determined, and the introduction of Pinker
ton detectives into the coke re
gion will lie the advent of hitter feel
ing between employers and employed
that years will not eradicate. The strikers
will lie counseled to ki-en within the limits of
the law, hut, the landing of Pinkerton’s
agents has l>een the starting of rioting and
or bloodshed wherever they have been used.
There may he smile disturbance in the Con
nelaville coke region, however, and some
lives lost. The responsibility will rust, upon
those who brought, the detectives here."
The detectives are in charge of Sunt,. Lin
den, of Philadelphia, and Capt. Foley, of
Chicago, They are not here, they say, to
cause trouble, hut to proveut It and to pro
tect those who desire to return to work.
They will remain until the strike has been
This was the day set by tbe coke opero
tors for a resumption of work by
those of their employes who had
expressed themselves ns willing to go
back at the old wages. The works generally
throughout the region were open to all who
desired to return. At a number of them
some of the strikers reported and were put
to work. At no plain whs the numtxir
large, though, ns the operators say, there
were enough to show that the resumption of
work hud actually commenced on the morn
ing designated Everything is quiet, and,
so far, Pinkerton’s men have hud nothing
The real purpose of bringing Pinkerton
men hero is to evict men from the company
houses who have signed iron-clad leases.
They expect to Commence ojierntinnn to
morrow morniug at, Isdsenrings, and as a
majority are "Iluns,” it is sure to predict
that there will be serious trouble.
Fears That the Flamee Will Communi
cate to the Magazines.
Quebec, July 7, 3a. m. - Between 11 and
l’J o’clock to-night lire broke out in the bar
racks at, the citadel, a nil it rapidly extended,
enveloping Hourly all the buildings fucing
tliu entrance. There was great consterna
tion among the residents in the neighbor
hood. AII the available force in the bat,lory
were put to work blowing up buildings to
prevent the lire reaching the magazine,
and a triuuptcr sounding the bugle alarm
for danger, and all hands to keep clear.
TUB STARTING POINT.
The fire originated in the cavalry stables
on the northeast corner of the Citadel, and
all the horses, twenty six In number, were
either burned or NuH'oouted. The fire
from this point spruad to the
western portion of the frontage and speedi
ly made its way toward the main entrance.
The lire destroyed in its course a large
quantity of ammunition wagons and guns.
“The great field forge," built for such cam
paigns ns that of the Northwest, and mini
inerublo stores, etc., were entirely con
PROGRESS or THE BLAZE.
The fire then made its way ucross the main
entrance, and is now burning to the western
extremity of the block. A number of
bombs are exploding and tho worst fears
are entertained. Many timid citizens are
leaving the city, thinking tho magazines are
bui e to go.
Kir A. P. Curun, Minister of the Militia,
who was in the city, was speedily on the
spot and worked like a Trojan, rendering
most valuable ndyico to the officers and
men in their heroic efforts to sulsluo the
lire. The tire is still raging. One man is
FIRE BURNS SB BUILDINGS.
Iho Town Without a Flro Department
and Hard Work Noceeuary.
Grafton, W. Va—July *i.—Fire broke
out yesterday in a building on Latrolsi
street, und before it was checked, totally
consumod, witli almost nil tiielr contents,
twenty-eight buildings, including t wnfuffthi)
largest hotels, Iwp furniture stores, two
drugstores, two millinery stores, the Stnn
ilorrt r.ntrrpr>H,‘ newspaperollUc, one hard
ware store, one Jewelry store, one clothing
store, and a number of other stores, olthoa
and private dwellings. No lire de|iartiueut
exists here, and only by the hardest work
on the part of thecitizerM was the Hr*. llniiily
controlled. The total loss will reach nearly
9100,(JlK), and the insurance ouly about 91:1,-
OUO. The fire is supposed to have been of
DRY GOODS BURNED.
CIIKYEXNK, \VVO , July H.— At a o'clock
this morning fire completely destroyed the
stock of dry goolx of Cowhide dt Whit
comb, valued at 91:15,OUl. and damaged the
building to the extent of |15,(1U0. The stock
was insured for 9M,(X10, and tho building
for lah.isx). The insurance is distributed
niuoug thirty eastern and foreign compa
nies. Tim cause of the Are Is tiuknown.
Five New Cases at Kev Weet.
Key West, Fla., July o.—There have
been five new cases of yellow fever since
yesterday, but no deaths.
(PRICE 010 4 YEAR. I
1 4 CENTS A COPY, f
FRANK ALLEN A SUICIDE.
HE KILLS HIMSELF AT MACON
AFTER A PROTRACTED SPREE.
Hla Shortcoming’s Forgiven Repeat
edly by the Cotton Firm Whose
Books He Was Keeping—Self Destruc
tion Follows a Discharge—A Promts*
to Bury Him Obtained From the
Macon, Ga., July 6.—The click of a par
lor rifle uliout 5 o’clock this afternoon in the
Ivor of the 1 laisy House led to the discovery
of one of the saddest suicides ip the city's
history. Frank G. Alien has been for about
two years bookkeeper of tho largo cotton
firm of W. B. &O. G. Sparks. He is about
110 years old, and came to this place
from Washington, Go. He was a
native of Savannah. Ho was hand
some and intelligent. His principal
fault was over indulgence in tho cup. Ha
has been on several sprees of late which
threatened to lose him his position. His
employers were lenient, however, und gave
him triul after trial. Young Allen appre
ciated the leniency and signed a pledge to
abstain from the future, and in which ha
agreed to consider hiimiolf discharged if ha
again become Intoxicated.
HIS LAST SPREE.
AVhen his employer left the city a few
days ago he noticed that Allen was drink
ing, but on his return found that he hud
sobered up and gone back to work. Ha
concluded then to give him another trial,
which ended yesterday in another spree for
the unfortunate young man. It began on
the Fourth. When lie turned up this morn
ing he went to W. B. Sparks and asked if
he must consider himself discharged. Ha
was told yes. Thou he remarked: “You
will bury me then if I should die before to
morrow (” Bparks humored what he sup>
posed was a Joke and told him “Yes.”
Nothing more was thought of Allen until
the hour mentioned this afternoon when
('harles Ross, who rooms next to Allen at
tins Daisy House, was at Sparks’ warehouse
talking about Allen. Allen’s peculiar re
mark was repeated and the attending cir
cumstances related. It occurred to Mr.
Ross then that the shot of the ritle that
awoke him was a suicide's bullet. He hur
ried back to Allen's room and found
him diwl in lied —not, however,
from a bullet wound, but from
some powerful poi Hon that had produced
death almost Instantly. Drs .Me Hatton
and Williams were called in, but could not
discover wiiat the portion was ho drank.
LEFT NO LETTER.
There was uo trace of any kind nor any
letter or clue. Ho was seen in front of tha
hotel forty minutes before and twenty
minutes before in Ids room. The saddest
jMirt of the affair is 1 hat young Ailau was to
have boon married fb-moraow night to Miss
Ma Taylor, u sweet and accomplished
young lady of this city. No connection ia
sum meed to exist lietwenn this fact and tlio
suicide, us he had prepared for the event aud
had invited several friends. The eugago
ment was broken off some time since on oe
count of his habits, but wax renewed two
weeks ago, at his earnest entreaty and
promise to reform. His death has produced
a marked sensation.
Return of a Murderer.
Waycrosn, July *1. —Who riff Henderson
arrived here lust night with Joseph Arnold,
ugainst whom u warrant for murder has
been standing for the past nine years.
Arnold is charged with the murder of
Patrick Ward at Millwood, in this county,
and it is‘said the killing was unprovoked.
The evidence is conclusive enough to con
vict him. Arnold lias been hiding in Texas
until throe weeks ago when be wus arrtwted
at Austin. He will tie taken to Brunswick
for safo keeping.
Brunswick's New Bank.
Brunswick. Ga.,July A—The (iglethorpa
National Bank was Inaugurated to-day,
making the third Imuk in the city. Its cap
ital is #IOO,OOO. The President is M. Ullman;
Vice President, W. E Burbage; Cashier,
John L. M. Henman; Directors, M. I'liman,
W. E. Buriwtgc, W. K. Kay, D. Glouber, J.
H. McCullough, J P. Williams, of Savan
nah, and Dudley T. Morton, of Baltimore^
Six Events Which Were Not Partlcu*
Monmouth Park. N. J., Julyfi.— I To-day’*
racing events were as follows;
Kibkt Uaco—Thn--quurter of a mile Eolian
won. with Preclosu second und Cumuyoes third.
Second Hack—Three rpiarters of H mile
Prince Koval won, with Anihan second and Hut-
Isfaction third Time 1:17.
Thisd K*i r. 'file; for 8-year olila. Kingdom
won, with Esquimaux second uml Tarlxiucbe
third. Time 1’46.
Foodth Rack One and one-eighth miles. Hi
malaya won. with Adrian second and Hrynwood
Finn Race Lor 3-year oi ls and upwards;
five furlongs Queen of Hearts won. with Salu
da second and Pampero third.
Sixth Rack One and <ioe-(iuarteriles over
hurdles. Blue Day won, with Judge Grittitb
second und i’nlancu third. Tune 4:&i.
At Monmouth Park to-)lay during tli*
first race George Smith. manager of the
Commercial Canle Company, at No. W
Broad street, dropped dead from heart dis
ease while witnessing the finish.
Chicago, July fi.— At the Washington
Park races to-day the uttcndanco was good.
The events were us follows:
Kihst Back. For throe-year olds; one mile.
Jacobin won, witli Carus s -coud and Eight-to-
Keven third. Time
Mcoi*o ItAcr. One nnil one eighth miles,
Mies Mot-lry won. with Kosterall second and
Kpaltling third. Tine- Idi’A.y
Tiimo Hack For two-year-olds; six furlongs.
Emperor of Norfolk wim. with Winona second
und King Tale third. Time 1:11114.
F it-HTtl Race. One arul one-quarter miles.
Wales) won, with Irish Put second and firey
Cloud third Time 9:0914.
Fu-rn Back.—<itie and one-quarter miles
Knur Mash won, witli Alamo second and Kea
slugton third. Time 8:OlA4
H: ithßacc. For all ages; six furlongs. Little
Minch won. with lilu*- Eyed Ik-11 second aud
(d-bhull third Tim- 1:15U.
Seventh Racs Fur all ages: six furlongs.
Mottle J. won. with .Mile second and False
Alarm third. Time 1:17)4.
THE IMPERIAL GOLD CUP.
London, July 6. —Tbe race for the im
perial gold cup was run at the Newmarket
July meutlug to-day and was won by the
I Mike of Westminster's four-year-old lay
i-olt Ormond)-, with Hir G. Ci- it wind’s four
year-old rbestuut colt Wliitehner second,
and Lord liaxtiug’s three-yeor-ohl ouy colt
Ixivcgold third. There were no other start
Scotland's Victorious Yacht.
London, July b.—Tho Thistle and Irex
again corapstn to-day In a regatta at Istigs,
Scotland, aud the superior qualities of tbe
Thistle were ixice inorc liemonstrated.
Light southerly wimts prevailed nt the
htart The bvx got tlie best of the Thistle
In the start, but did not keep the advantage
long The Thistle pawed her and won cosily
Tbs wind continued very light.