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A YACHTING party lost.
FULLY 25 PEOPLE DROWNED OFF
A Puff of Wind and the Crowded Con
dition of the Boat the Cause of tho
Disaster-The Names of all Those
Drowned Not Known to the Sur
Sew York, July 11.—The disaster to the
yacht Mystery, upset off Barren Island last
evening, proves to be as serious ns at first
The number of lives lost will not be less
than twenty-five, and is likely to reach
The party was mainly from the eastern
district of Brooklyn, and was known as the
Crescent Yacht Club. It was a nominal
organization, simply for the purpose of a
chowder party on a picnic, and in the depth
of grief and horror that the accident has
plunged its members they are scarcely able
to tell the particulars of the make up of
their own party.
The number of invited guests, known only
to the persons who extended the invitation,
anil not to others, makes it impossible even
vet to give a list of the passengers of the ill
The best advices estimate the whole load
at thirty-seven, and the number of those
saved is only ten.
SOME OF THE LOST.
Following is a list of the lost up to the
Michael Schwind, a blind accordeon
player; residence unknown.
Mis. ixiuise O’Bernior, of 148 Varet street.
Brooklyn, E. D. Her husband, John, was
in one of tho other boats.
Frankie O’Bernior, 7 years old.
Lizzie O’Bernior, 5 years old.
Charlie O’Bernior, 2 years old.
Mrs. Weiss, of Bushwiek.
Mrs. Fargo, the daughter of Mrs. Weiss.
A child of Mrs. Fargo.
Annie Bader, 17 years old, of 71 Morrell
Street, Brooklyn, E. D.
A little girl of the same family.
George Kring, 8 years old. of Canarsie.
Nicholas Scheldt of DeKalb Avenue, near
Capt. David Hendrickson of Canarsie.
Henrv Hendrickson, 9 years old, son of
Two young men whose names are un
known to the survivors, supposed to be
lames Burgess and Mark Stark.
There are others missing and undoubtedly
drowned, but as some of the people of the
Chowder party returned to Williamsburg
last night their names could not be ascer
tained at Canarsie.
The survivors and others of the club who
were on other boats still cling to hope, and
speak of the absent as missing, but the
Canarsie boatmen have no doubt that all are
lost. There is no room for the belief that
any rescues were made beyond those accom
plished by the heroic work of a colored
sailor named Robinson. They were the
women and children brought ashore by the
tug Edith Dean.
HOW IT OCCURRED.
Capt, Rhodes’ description of the accident
and the circumstances of the rescues are
told alike by the crew and passengers of the
Dean and those of the sloop Chustia, which
was sailing almost in company with the
Mystery. The Mystery was rounding the
point of the bar into Yankee channel and
was well off, so as to have a depth of fnlly
forty feet of water under her keel. The
supposition that she may have taken ground
with her centre-board is thus disposed
of Tic captain of the Dean is
'cry positive on this point, although the
prevalent belief on shore on Sunday night
gave this as the cause of the mishap. The
accident was. therefore, the result entirely
of a puff of wind that struck the full-sailed
yacht at this critical point. She had just
Come about ami did not have enough head
way to come up of herself, and the crowded
condition of her decks prevented the loosing
ot jib sheets or the lowering of her head sail
m time to avert the disaster.
WRECK OF THE MERRIMACK.
The Crew Charged with Robbery and
Halifax, July 11.—The story of the
wreck of the steamer Merrimack as told by
several passengers who arrived here to-night
is one of the most remrrkable in the history
of marine disasters. All the people on the
steamer escaped a terrible fate after being
arn en ashore. But, according to their own
Abortions, (heir baggage was rifled and a
number ol valuable articles stolen while
. owners were on the deck
"'eking to save their lives. Tho passengers
oectare it as their conviction that these
were committed by members
'uo crew. Nearly all the passengers were
"mil a.-,leop when suddenly, about 12:30
‘•lock Saturday night, they were awakened
sev ii* shffil whistlos, followed by
' i heavy shocks and tearing, grinding
I , K - as though the steamer was forcing
P r 0 ' era rocky' bottom. Capt.
and. iA i Filot and two officers were on
■' K w hen the steamer struck, and, so far
' learned, could give no satisfactory'
T. why they were so close to the coast.
lie steamer was going at full speed, and
niiiiut" ler way over rocks for fully fivo
• taterooms were entered, valises were
2 °PJ n and many valuable articles
~| :"• ,” no passenger stated that he lost
ti, 1 * ’ KI "'orth in this way At the same
and number of the crew became sud
e, l! 'u>uc and got into disputes, which
i 11 °nly when they were compelled to
idr * 1,1 steamer. , The women and
to'Ml'!' 'V'nberiug about sixty, were put
pass. 1 '? m our boats, while the male
crew were put in three other
boats r , ij e assisting in launching the
( 1 , Growell was dashed against the
, by a sudden lurch of the
8(v .A UMl *several ribs broken. This
b.-U.’i'- 1,1 l <! ' l '*ered others almost, completely
th"‘ i ' After daylight the men landed on
difli cf. ’ but not without considerable
d,,L. •’ ,n, d danger. Yesterday half a
tivj„.r? " v,t ‘ transferred to the mainland
EiniV; 1 born an American fishing schooner,
u. i„ P . ‘‘■'T frti'i’ied the first news of the dis
hor ß .'.’Liverpool. Passengers who arrived
la,,nlternoon traveled by teams all
“•Sbt and all day to-day.
Dorbladen by Bound Principles.
*rl Vu !llN l (Vro *> ‘bily 11.—Postmaster Gen
tly. si ,7,.““ written a letter to n clerk in
who inquired if a eon
woi,i(| 'Postal clerks in that division
mnr, 'Vf approval of the Depart
i •' , bos say* he feels bound to
tion n: m '* s Judgment such a oonven-
Noy .worse thun valueless and unneoes
snd tht n*?' V ? there is no occasion for it,
111 ,s forbidden by sound principles.
w Gone to Visit Hie Sister.
Ml, -'"-rtON. July 11.-The President,
St it 7* 1 Vl *jtt,nd and Col. Lamont left here
latent \ this morning for Holland
ST. LOUIS PAYING HER DUES.
Denial of the Report That Subscribers
to the Fund Won’t Pay.
St. Louis, July 11. —The Globe-Democrat
makes editorial announcement, on authority
of a leading member of the financial com
mittee, that the statement made by an
evening paper Saturday last and referred
to in these dispatches, to the effect that the
refusal of the President to visit St. Louis
will materially lessen the subscriptions to
the Grand Army fuud, is entirely incorrect.
A member of the committee adds that so
tar the losses are less than $lOO, anil thnt
the percentage of unpaid subscriptions will
oenmi'h smaller than the average when the
collectors shall have finished their work.
A O. A. R. CIRCULAR.
Madison, Wis., July 11.—An official cir
cular is promulgated to-day from the head
quarters of the Grand Army of the Republic
to all subordinate posts, which declares
that gross misrepresentation has been made
in regard to the state of feeling existing be
tween the National Grand Army head
quarters and tho St. Louis committee of ar
rangements, and that the committee is in
perfect accord with the commander-in-chief
on all questions relating to the encampment.
The circular embraces strong assurance
from the commandor-in-chief that great
harmony prevails in St. Louis, and that all
the statements made of the action taken
which resulted in the trouble and discord in
St. Louis were based on unofficial and un
warranted information. The circular is
issued at the request of the St. Louis Grand
ORDERED TO HONOLULU.
No Danger, However, But American
Rights Have Been Protected.
San Francisco, July 11.—Orders have
been received here showing that the United
States Pacific squadron has been ordered to
rendezvous at Honolulu. The squadron in
cludes the Alert of four guns, now at Callao,
Peru; the Juniata of eight guns, now at
Panama, and the flagship Vandalia of eight
gups, which has already sailed from Peru.
The Iroquois has been ordered here for re
pairs before sailing. The Asiatic squadron,
consisting of six inen-of-vvar, will also be
ordered to Honolulu if found necessary.
AMERICAN INTERESTS FULLY PROTECTED.
Washington, July 11. —Secretary Bay
ard feels sure that American interests in
Hawaii have been fully protected, during
the recent revolution, by the United States
steamers Adams, Juniata and Vandalia, all
of which are at Honolulu.
JUDGMENT OF OUSTER.
Presidential Power in the District of
Washington, July 11.— The Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia sitting in
general term to-day, sustained the demurrer
of the government and awarded judgment
of ouster in the case of the United States
against John N. Oliver, Justice of tho Peace,
who resisted the right of the President to
remove him, and maimed that he could be
displaced from his office only by the Dis
trict Supreme Court. The court, in an opin
ion delivered by Chief Justice Bingham,
holds that power to remove Justices of the
Peace resides in the President alone, down
to the organic act of the court passed in
March, 1863, and that this act did not take
away the President’s power hf removal, but
merely conferred on the court concurrent
power of removal with the President.
No One at the Cathedral Has Anything
to Say on the Subject.
New York, July 11. —At St. Patrick’s
cathedral to-day no one would say anything
regarding the case of Dr. McGlynn. Mgr.
Preston also refused to talk. He said that
Dr. McGlynn’s accusatiou concerning him
was so false that he would not deny it. It
would fall of its own weight. He
could not conceive how I)r. McGlynn
could have token communion yesterday' un
less it was administered by some young
priest who did not know him. Dr. Mc-
Glynn’s followers are more earnest than
ever, and M)\ Carey, the leader of the sym
pathizing parishioners, says the excom
municated priest will yet be restored. He
says Romo lias acted in ignorance. The
summons to Rome, by its conditions, was
virtually an order to stay away.
SHARP’S RESTLESS NIGHT.
A Chill Followed by Long Hours of
Pain and Suffering.
New York, July 11.— Jacob Sharp did
not awake this morning until almost 10
o’clock. After his chill last evening he sat
in his chair groaning and staring about him
until after 2 o’clock, when he was assisted
back to bed. He fell into a troubled sleep,
but would awake every few minutes. He
seemed so weak that at onetime Warden
Keating thought of sending for a
doctor. About 6 o’clock this morning a cOol
breeze sprang up and blew* in at the win
dows. This seemed to make Mr. Sharp feel
better, and he dropped off into the first
peaceful sleep he has enjoyed for many days.
When he awoke he said he felt somewhat
better, but that his head was swimming
about, and that objects looked strange.
Fourteen Bodies Already Recovered
from the Ruins.,
Milwaukee, July 11.—A special from
Hurley, Wis., says that fourteen bodies
have already been recovered from the ruins
of tho Alcazar Theatre. Identification is
utterly impossible as nothing but the trunks
of the bodies and an occasional arm or leg
is found. Three persons were fnfally in
im ed by jumping from the upper story of
'the building, making the total list of tho
fatalities by the fire seventeen. The total
loss is now estimated at $150,1)00 and the in
surance at about $50,000. Five blocks, em
bracing seventy buildings, were laid in
Logan’s Estate Inventoried,
Chicago, July 11.— The inventory of the
estate of Gen. John A. Logan was filed in
the Probate Court to-day. The inventory
states that the personal property of Gen.
Logan consists of the furniture in tho Gen
eral’s late residence at No. 2110 Calumet
avenue, *2,122 worth of projierty on a farm
in Jackson county. 111., a share in the Union
League Association, and l oyalties on “The
Great Conspiracy" and “Volunteer Soldier or
America.” The realty includes No. 2110
Calumet avenue, several lots in Cook county
and Franklin county, and unimproved land
in Jackson county. Judge Knickerbocker
fixed the widow’s award at *6,670.
Texas’ First Bale.
New York, July 11.-The first bale of
the new crop of cotton from 1 clawed
about middling, was sold at pubi c auction
this afternoon at the Cotton Exchange. It
wax "I (ought by Walter 1. Miller & Cos. for
23c. per pound.
Miss Lamar to be Married.
Washington, July 11.-Miss Lamar, the
Secretary's daughter, will he married to bar
cousin. W. H. Lamar, at Macon on July 21.
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1887.
A CHINAMAN IN THE HEMP
HE MEETS HIS DEATH LIKE A
Irate Citizens Show Their Disapproval
of a Jury's Recommendation to Mer
cy by Lynching the Celestial—A
Story of the Crime Which Cost Him
Chicago, July 11.—A special dispatch
from Colusa, Cal., printed here says: At
about 12:80 o'clock yesterday morning Hong
Di (Chinese), the domestic who murdered
Mrs. Billiou at St. John sometime ago, was
taken from jail and hanged by a mob. The
murderer had been on trial for several days
and a verdict of guilty was rendered Satur
day, the jury fixing the punishment at im
prisonment for life. Mrs. Billiou, her two
daughters and William Weaver, the head
servant man, were sitting at supper when
the door of the dining-room was thrown
open by Hong Di, the cook, who leveled a
Winchester rifle at Weaver and shot him
through the shoulder.
He fell on the floor and a second shot
went through Mrs. Billiou’s head, killing
her instantly. Both daughters fieri to an
adjoining room and escaped uninjured. Tho
Chinaman fled and Weaver managed to get
on his feet and locked the door. No trace
of the murderer could be seen for nearly a
week, when he was found on the bank of
the Sacramento river, nearly starved to
death. The circumstances of the assassina
tion were still fresh in the mind of every
one, and on hearing the verdict the crowd
became exasperated. The Judge refused to
accept tho decision of the jury, and a wild
scene at once began.
EVERY MAN ARMED.
Almost every man present was armed, and
in an instant 100 pistols were drawn amid
cries of “lynch him!” The Sheriff jumped
to his feet and quieted the crowd long
enough to say that while he disapproved of
the verdict, he hoped no blood would be shed
in court. The crowd left the court room
and the prisoner was removed to the
jail. Soon efforts were being made by
the crowd to lynch the prisoner, and while
the Sheriff and his charge were inside a
large and determined mob was forming out
side the jail. All day long crowds kept on
the street, but no effort was made to get at
the prisoner until near midnight. At mid
night the town was alive with strangers
from surrounding places, including the cap
tain of a steamer and twenty of his crew.
ATTACKING THE JAIL.
Citizens were posted at all avenues of es
cape, and about 12:30 o’clock a break was
made for the jail. Guards had been posted
by the Sheriff, but as they were in sympa
thy with those on the outside but little re
sistance was made. In a few moments the
assassin was in the avengers’ hands.
Weaver, the man whojn he had shot first,
was present, rope in hand. The prisoner
was at once dragged out and conveyed to a
bridge, shrieking and screaming in terror.
His cries were addressed to deal ears, how
ever. The rope was put around his neck. De
spite his despernto struggle half a dozen men
raised him in their arms and he was tossed
ovor the parapet. The wretched being was
probably half dead when thrown over. He
struggled feebly a few minutes and then the
assassin of Mrs. Billiou swung quietly.
Shortly afterward the body was cut down
by order of the Sheriff and carried to tho
Its Members Declare Themselves on
the Boulanger Incident.
Paris, July 11.—In the Chamber of Dep
uties to-day, M. Revillon (Extremist) re
proached the Cabinet for remaining neutral
over the proceedings of the party of the
Right, in connection with the recent move
ments of the Count de Paris. Neutrality,
he declared, was impossible. The govern
ment must return to Democracy or it must
M. Rouvier, Prime Minister, replied. He
said that in accepting office he appealed for
support to tho Republican majority. He
met a refusal because of the absence of one
name from the Ministry.
SEVERE ON BOULANGER,
lie (the Prime Minister) did not blame
Gen. Boulanger, but he must record the
fact that fhe General was concerned in the
illegal manifestation on the occasion of the
recent election of a deputy for the Depart
ment of the Seine. [Applause.] It became
necessary, therefore, to remove Gen. Bou
langer from his political surroundings and
to return him to his proper position. If
civil power had hesitated, added the Pre
mier, it was all over with it. In conclud
ing his speech the Premier took occasion to
declare that the Cabinet desired to govern
with the Republican majority. It was not
a combative ministry. It did not desire to
provoke and persecute anybody, but it
would make respected both the laws of tho
republic and republican sentiment.
M. Follieres, Minister of the Interior, in
timated in the course of a short speech that
the Mayors who had participated in the
Royalist manifestations on the Island of
Jersey during the recent visit there of the
Count de Paris, would bo dismissed. He af
firmed that the sentiments of the Cabinet
were thoroughly republican, and that the
Cabinet would glory to he able to assist in
the triumph or the democratic reforms.
The debate brought on by tho action of M.
Revillon was somewhat prolonged and be
came quite stormy. It was closed by the
motion of the Prime Minister that the
Chamber pass to the order of the day. Tho
vote was carried by a vote of 302 to 10.
London, July 11. —The result of the elec
tion in Coventry on Saturday to till the
vacancy caused by the elevation of Henry
William Eaton (Conservative) to the peer
age shows a Liberal gain, Mr. Halantine, the
Glndstonian candidate, receiving I,.’til) votes
against 4,’JUH for Col. Eaton, the Conserva
tive candidate, whereas at the previous elec
tion Henry William Eaton was returned by
a majority of 4(15 over Mr. Halantine.
The Standard says the loss of the Coven
try election should teach the Unionists that
the battle is not over, and that incessant ex
ertions are still necessary to secure the po
sition they have won. “We shall be sur
prised, however,” continues the Standard,
‘if Mr. Gladstone's s)ieorh on Saturday to
his American admirers does not revive the
anti-home rule feeling in all its original in
England and the Porte.
London, July U.—ln the House of Com
mons this evening Sir James Ferguson, Par
liamentary Secretary to the Foreign Office,
stated that the missions of Kir Henry Drum
mond Wolff, Envoy Extraordinary to the
Kultan of Turkey, would tie prolonged two
days. The total cost, of the mission, it was
expected, would lie £37,000.
Belorape, July ll.—-The Council of
Minister* has decided that the new elections
for members of the Kkuptichlna shall tie
held in August and that the Kkuptichlna
shall be summoned to meet at the end of
TORYISM’S LAND BILL.
Mr. Balfour Moves its Second Reading
in the Commons.
London, July 11.—In the House of Com
mons to-day Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary
for Ireland, in moving the second reading
of the Irish land bill, said that the govern
ment did not offer the measure as proposing
any definite settlement of the land question.
It was merely an amendatory bill--one try
ing to remedy injustices which experience
hail shown arose under the acts of Parlia
ment of 1870 and 1871. It brought lease
holders under the acts of 1881, thus complet
ing the work of Mr. Gladstone. Tho pro
posed new clauses, which deal with
the purpose of land, are in accordance
with the cluusos of the land act suggested by
John Bright in 1870. In regard to evictions
Mr. Balfour explained that it was projiosed
to substitute a written notice for a writ of
execution of ejectment anil allow a tenant
by means of bankruptcy to act to obtain a
stay of eviction, while at the same time
spreading the liability of the tenant over au
indefinite period. Strong objection, he sup
posed, awaited tho bankruptcy clauses, but
in no civilized country could a debtor es
cape his liability by any other process than
by tho payment of his debts.
A STOP TO HARSH EVICTIONS.
The bill would certainly stop harsh evic
tions in the future. By this pending meas
ure the government is aiming at something
like a final settlement. It would deal out
the widest application of the purchase
clauses of the bill and tho clauses relating
to the revision of judicial rent*. The Far
nellites might regal’d the bill with contempt
(cries of “Hear!” “Hear!” from tho Irish
members), regard it as tho smallest install
ment of their demands; but if it did noth
ing more, it would enable Parliament to
tide over several urgent economic difficul
ties. A still greater measure would be pro
Mr. Bannerman (Liberal) moved that the
bill be rejected, as it did not include any
means for revision of judicial rents. He
contended that the bill did nothing to meet
the urgent evils of Ireland. Tt would not
prevent Landlords from oppressing—even
ruining tenants. What the tenants most
craved was such powers for judicial revision
of their rents as would enable them to pay
a fair rent, based upon the extreme fall in
agricultural values. This would stay evic
tions, prevent bankruptcies, and boa good
beginning for a final measure for the settle
ment of the agrarian question.
WEAK AND APOLOGETIC.
The speech of Mr. Balfour was through
out both weak and apologetic. It loft the
impression that he was ready to accept any
amendment, provided it carno in the form
of anew bill, and its acceptance was not
calculated to give a shock to the country
nor to cause any further defeat or demorali
zation of the Conservatives. The more the
result of the Spalding election becomes
known the more apparent becomes the gen
uineness of the reaction in favor of Mr.
Gladstone. The Conservative election
agents attribute the recent reverses chiefly
to the impression that the Irish members of
Parliament are making by participating
in the contests, and dilating upon the
horrors of evictions and the threatened in
crease of the sufferings of the people under
the coercion act. Then there are reports
also that the government is being influenced
in the direction of a modification of the
land bill. The Parnellite members are try
ing to induoo Mr. Gladstone to visit Ireland
during the early operation of the coercion
act, and to assist in resistance to any tyran
nical use of the act. The outspoken speech
of Mr. Gladstone on Saturday encourages
the Parnellites to hope that ho will go to
Ireland if he is able to face the fatigues of
the Irish campaign. John Morley heads the
band of English home rulers and will co
operate with the Parnellites.
LORD HAMILTON SEVERE.
Lord George Hamilton said that Mr. Bnn
nerman hail put forward no alternative pro
posal on behalf of the tenants. The so-called
friends of the tenants seemed to desire to de
prive them of the benefits of the present act
and leave them in their present position of
bankruptcy, which was no moro of disgrace
to Irishmen than to Englishmen, who,
through the fall in prices, were unable to
fulfill their contracts. The fact was that
Irishmen lacked the moral force to look to
their own exertions instead of relying upon
the government to extricate them.
Mr. Chamberlain prefaced his remarks by
saying he intended to support second read
ing of the bill. He would give the bill fair
and candid consideration as an honest en
deavor of the government to redeem their
promise given at the beginning of the ses
A TILT WITH HEALT.
After a passage-at-arms with Mr. liealy,
which elicited rebuke from the speaker,
Mr. Chamberlain proceeded. What would
be the use of revision of rents to tenants
who had not paid anything for live years.
He would support second reading of the bill,
thereby affirming the necessity of prevent
ing as far as possible harsh and un
just evictions. No permanent settle
ment of the land question was possible
for two or three years to enrno. He strongly
urged the House not to reject this temporary
effort at settlement, and at the same time
asked the government whether the time hud
not come to consider the position of the land
lords, who were hard pressed by the burden
of family und other charges created when the
land was more profitable. He suggested
that the benefits conferred upon lease holders
should be extended in perpetuity when leases
were thought to l>c equitable.
The jurisdiction clauses gave ample relief
to tenants unable to pay and threatened
with eviction, mid, in the face of the great
opposition, he would advise the government
to drop the bankruptcy clauses. He trusted
the government would listen to suggestions
for the improvement of hills from whatever
quarter they came. The debate was ad
journed. Mr. Parnell and bis followers will
meet to morrow and decide upon the course
to is* pursued.
The division will be taken on Mr. Banner
man’s amendment on Thursday next.
William O’Brien, at Kingston to-day,
made a speech which was filled with de
fiance. He said that the government would
l>e required to enforce the coercion act in
the most barbarous manner before it could
suppress the liberties of the Irish people.
MORE MONEY KOR PAItNELb.
New York, July 11. — The Parliamentary
Fund Association met to-day and resolved
to extend Ixird Aberdeen n reception on Ins
arrival from the West. A dispatch wus ca
bled to Mr. Parnell, which contained the
following: “We forward you to day A2/KHI
pending further re-| seise to your great
work, which we feel will ultimately result
in home rule and consequent proniieHty to
Ireland, unity, peace and greater strength
to the British empire and repose to our
Mattered race, which will never real w hile
the motherland writhes in cruel chains,
(fix! bless your effort*. The best blood of
America, and Christian civilization every-,
where are with you.”
A Big Fire in Russia.
Bonbon, July 11. Four hundred and
thirteen dwellings, the police offices, six
school houses anna bank have been burned
at Witepek, Russia. The loss is , 2,000,0;): I
Sicily’s Cholera Plague.
Rome, July ll.—Cholera is increasing in
Sicily. There have already been 200 eases
at Catinia, of which HO proved fatal-
NEW BILLS BY THE DOZEN
AMENDMENT OF THE CONCEALED
WEAPONS ACT ASKED.
Mr. Felton Asks the Incorporation of
the New Lino from Savannah to
Macon and Birmingham Mr. Russell
Wants the Adjournment of Superior
and City Courts Regulated.
Atlanta, Ga., July 11. —In the Senate
to-day, under the call for new bills, the fol
lowing were introduced:
By Mr. Wright, of the Firet district—A
bill to amend the act in regard to carrying
By Mr. Rusk, of the Thirty-ninth dis
trict—To amend the act appointing a board
of election managers in each militia district
in the Shite.
By Mr. Ritchie, of the Fortieth district—
To limit the length of the adjourned session
of the Legislature.
By Mr. Hand, of the Ninth district—To
regulate the fees and costs of the Judges of
the county courts of the State where there
is no prescribed salary for that official.
By Mr. Jackson, of tho Thirty-seventh
district—A resolution for tho appointment
of a joint committee of two from tho Sen
ate and three from the House to examine
into tho propriety of tho sale of tho peniten
tiary lot and two others in Milledgeville,
having houses upon them, the proceeds to
be devoted to repairing the old capitol, now
occupied by tlie Middle Georgia Military
and Agricultural Collegff.
A number of House bills and resolutions
wero read the first time.
Tho President appointed, on the part of
the Senate to tho joint committee to attend
the commencement exercises of tho State
University, Messrs. Jackson, Reek and
IN THE HOUSE.
In the House on the call of counties for
now matter tho following bills were intro
By Mr. Branch, of Appling—To amend
section 874 (e) of the Code.
By Mr. Felton, of Bartow—To amend the
charter of the University of Georgia by
creating a “Senatus Academicus," to lie
composed of a senate and board of trustees
of the university with the Governor as ex
officio president, to meet on tho third
Wednesday after the Legislature convent*.
This body shall be tho governing board of
By Mr. Felton, of Bibb—To incorporate
tho Savannah, Macon and Birmingham
Railroad Company for establishing a line
running from Savannah to Macon, 160
miles; also a bill amending the act incor
porating the Exchange Bank of Macon.
By Mr. Harvey, of Campbell-—To fix the
compensation of grand and petit jurors in
Campbell county at $1 per day; also a bill
amending the act incorporating the town of
Palmetto in Campbell county.
By Mr. Russell, of Chatham—Fixing the
time of the adjournment of the Superior
mid City Courts in the Sttte at least five
days before the opening of anew session.
By Mr. Brown, of Cherokee—Requiring
defendant# in ejectment cases to withdraw
affidavits of perjury in ejectment cases in
By Mr. Atkinson, of Coweta—Providing
for the payment of costs ami fees in certain
criminal cases; also to establish a City Court
in the city of Nownan.
By Mr. Denny, of Floyd—Authorizing
and emjKiwering a majority in amount of
stockholders to dissolve incorporated com
By Mr. Hayes, of Forsyth—To make the
act of imputing crimes to another a misde
meanor and imposing a penalty therefor.
By Mr. Weil, of 11511100—To amend the
charter of the Capital City Land and Im
provement Company, of Atlanta, changing
tho name to the Capital City Bank.
By Mr. Bray, of Fulton—To incorporate
the Southern Phoenix Insurance Company.
By Mr. Glenn, of Whitfield—Regulating
the manner of conducting the public educa
tional institutions of tho State, and to pro
tect the rights of white and colored people.
Tlie bill makes it an indictable offense for
teachers, or, when the school 1s incorpo
rated, for president* and directors to admit,
white pupils into colored schools, or colored
pupils into white schools.
By Mr. Bray, of Fulton —To amend the
charter of Atlanta, by extending its corpo
rate limits one-half mile on every side, ex
cept that adjoining West End, making the
corporate limits extend for a rail ins of two
miles each way from the central joint loca
ted at tho East corner of the Union Passen
By Mr. Howell, of Fulton—To amend
Section 1201 of the Code, regulating the
duties of the Board of Visitors to the Uni
versity of Georgia, empowering them to
make inquiries, etc., and fixing the remu
neration for their services at $4 per day.
Also a hi!) to amend the charter of tlie West
End and Atlanta Street Railway, enabling
them to extend their line to the West View
Cemetery. Also for the relief of W. B. Allen
and others, allowing them compensation due
them for work jierformed ujion the State
Road before it was leased.
By Mr. Smith, of Gwinnett—Prohibiting
tho sale of intoxicating liquors within two
miles of Trinity Methodist church in Gwin
Mr. Arnheim, of Dougherty, offered a
joint resolution that tho Jackson Light Ar
tillery, of Albany, be reimbursed by the
State Treasury in tlie amount of slls, the
sum expended by them in rejiairiiig four
Napoleon bras* guns. The resolution was
referred to tlie Committee on Military.
THE STATE ROAD.
Similar resolutions were offered by Mr.
Felton, of Bartow, and Mr. Huff, of Bibb,
referring to the claim made by the lessees
of the State railroad for betterinents, and
the threat contained irt Senator Brown's
letter that unless the State consented to ad
just tho claim the road would be put in the
condition in which it was found by the
town, The resolution! instructing the Gov
ernor to take all necessary steps to prevent
injury to the road, and get an injunction to
restrain the lessees from jiuttiug the threat
At 11 o'clock the General Assembly met
ill joint, session and ejected J/igim E. Bleckly
Chief Justice of tho Supreme Court, and
Gov. Smith Judge of the Chattahoochee
circuit. James E. Mathews, of Talbotton,
wan nominated against Gov. Smith, but re
reived only 66 votes.
The joint Legislative committee to attend
the commencement exercises at tho Uni
versity left this evening on a special train
on tho Richmond and Danville road for
Athens, accompanied by Gov. and Mrs.
Gordon nod a large number of members of
the Legislature and citizens of Atlanta.
Gov. Smith took the oath of office this
afternoon as Judge of tlie Chattahoochee
circuit and was commissioned. 4
Columbus, Ga., July 11.—Senator Col
quitt. is in the city to-day. He I* preparing
tor the erection of a monument over his
The Rankin House bss lieen loosed to G.
B. I>uy, of Vicksburg, Mis*., and will lie re
modeled in every department.
The manufacturer* of this city are pro
testing against the interstate commerce
law. The rates on their produce have been
FIRED ON IN THE DARK.
Two Attempts to Assassinate Made at
Macon, Ga., July 11.—A bold and des
perate attempt at assassination was made
last night. William Johnson, a young man
about IN years old, son of,Cullen Johnson, a
farmer, who liras about four milas from
Macon, was the object of the attack, The
time was about 1(J o’clock. The scene of the
attempt was the corner of Giles and Fourth
streets, exactly where Tom Farrar was
killed by Policeman Thorpe a short while
ago. The identity of the assailant and the
cause of the attack are not positively known,
but a rival in a love affair is supposed to lie
the assassin and bitter jealousy the cause.
THE LADY IN THE CASE.
Miss Viola Collins, aged 111 years, is the
young lady for whoso favor it. would seem
that someone was willing and ready to
steep their hunds in blood. For some time
she has been visited by young Johnson at
her mother's residence, at the corner of
Giles and Fourth streets. She had many
admirers, but none more faithful or devoted
than Johnson. Saturday night ho received
a “bucket letter” warning him to cease his
attentions to the young lady or otherwise
he would suffer the consequences. Johnson
dismissed the matter from Iris mind and
called last night to sec Miss Collins. About
ID o’clock he bade “good-night” to the
young lady anil started home. It had been
raining ana the night was dark.
THREE LURKING FORMS.
As Johnson stepped out of the gate he
noticed the forms of three men standing
near, hut paid no attention to them. He
had walked but a few yards, when suddenly
one of the men jumped forward, levelled a
pistol at Mr. Johnson and lilt'd. The ball
entered his breast, inflicting a painful but
not serious wound. The assailant and his
allies immediately broke into a rapid run,
and soon disappeared in the darkness. As
quickly as JoUuson recovered from his sur
prise ho drew his pistol and flred
once at the retreating forms, but it
is not known if the bull found
lodgment in any of their bodies. Thad
Westbrook and John llaggarly, who were
sitting on the porch of the house Johnson
had just left and who heard the shots,
rushed to his assistance and carried the
bleeding form into Mrs. Collins’ house.
George Collins and Edward Buffington then
hastened off to get the services of Dr. James
Johnson, but that gentleman could not
come, and two other young men went after
Dr. L. Johnson and got that physician.
As Messrs. Collins and Buffington were
going to Dr. James Johnson’s, and when In
the roar of Thompson’s store, at the comer
of Wood and Fourth streets, they were shot
at by some unknown person and the ball
whisked very close to their heads. The pis
tol is supposod to have been fired by the
same parties who attacked Mr. Johnson this
morning. Mr. Johnson was carried to the
residence of his sister, Mrs. Willis, on Third
street. About two months ago an attack
similar to the alxive was nuide on Mr. John
son’s life. Rome one fired at him and the
ball passed through the rim of his hat.
The State Board Increases Its Vigilance
Jacksonville, Fla., July 11.—The
State Protective Association received the
following letter from President Wylly this
afternoon: “I returned at 1 o’clock this
morning from the Charlotte Harbor region.
1 have established a good quarantine seven
teen miles lielow Punta Gorda with camp
equipage sufficient for twenty suspected and
all the prerequisites for fumigation, etc. I
also hired the steam launch Florence at #8
per diem, fuel and engineer included. On
her I keep two inspectors prepared to run
down all parties who try to avoid tho sta
tion. There is a first-class man in the camp
ami one at l’unta Gorda who relieve each
other ami allow no one to land without |>or
mission. An inspector is also at Punta Kassa
where cattle schooners land. No inter
course is allowed between sailors and cow
boys and no goods are allowed ashore.
There is also an ins}>ector at, Gordon Pass
and Key Marco, to look after Naples aud
that vicinity. In addition to nil this, lam
trying to have a revenue cutter visit those
stations weekly, or oftener. It, will make
all understand that we mean business. I
will go to Mosquito Inlet to-nqorrow and
have Dr. Caldwell go down Indian river
Dr. A. W. Knight, Secretary of the Jack
sonville Boanl of Health, states that C. L.
Robinson's recent death in that city wn.s the
result of typhoid fever, and not of a more
malignant disease,as some [vipers intimated.
TWO CASES and a death.
Key Went, July 11. —There have been
two new cases of fever since yesterday and
Washington, July 11.—The Marino Hos
pital Bureau lias engaged a tug to take su|s
plies from Tampa to Egmont Keys, Fla.,
and to take passengers who have been de
tained at the latter place for quarantine
purposes to the mainland after the period
Toccoa, July 11—Clarence Freeman, a
young son of Hon. J. M. Freeman, of this
place, died Saturday evening.
Two young brothers by the name of
Woods, were bound over by the Justice
Court of this plies' to the Superior Court
for stealing a bar of soap and a [>air of shoes.
British Columbia’s Indiana.
London, July 11.—In the House of Com
mons to-day Sir Henry Thurston Holland,
Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1 icing
questioned by the opposition, said that dif
noulty had arisen iictween the natives of
Methlakaptla end the government of British
Columbia. These Inmans had made over
tures to the government at Washington to
settle them in Alaska, but the Dominion
government were advised that no encour
agement was given the Indiuns by the
United States government. The govern
ment, said Sir Henry, was entirely responsi
ble, and he would not lie justified in press
ing any particular policy.
A Relapse in Prices.
London, July 11.—There was a sharp re
lapse on the Stock Exchange to-day in every
department. Among the holders of foreign
securities a panic was threatened owing
partly to the fall in prices on the continental
noui sea and part ly ha reports that the rela
tions between France and Germany were
again strain*si, anil that German diplomatic
action was imminent. The Paris bourse was
very heavy. Three per cent, rentes fell 13c.
and Austrian credit 3f. 75c. Toward the
close Russian securities rallied, under re
buying by lieurs.
A Bad State of Affairs.
London, July 11, —The inquiry into the
Cass case was resumed to-day und adjourn
etL Several police inspectors testified that
hundreds of women bad been convicted in
London of I sung improper characters on the
evidence of a single constable.
Kaplolu.nl Homeward Bound.
New York, July 11. —Queen Kapiolani,
of the Sandwich Islands, arrived hero front
Europe to-dav. homeward bound.
i PRICK IO A YE AR. I
) a cents a copy, f
FLASHES FROM FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE WANTS A CAB
WORKS MOVED THERE.
The Mechanics Lien Law Proving
Something of a Boomerang Accord*
ing to the Contractors—A Railroad
to be Built to Fort George Island-*
Work Begun on the New Opera
Jacksonvii.le, July 11. —The latest
Jacksonville enterprise is the attempt to gel
the Blaine Bros.' big oar works located hero.
The Messrs. Blaine made a proposition to
the Board of Trade that for a donation of
$5,000 in cash and livo acres of land they
would move their present plant here and ill*
crease its ra|>acity. A committee have tha
matter in charge, but there seems to be
lukewarmness about the matter. The con*
eern would employ from eighty to 150 men,
bringing an increase to the population of
500 or more. Their wages of $1,200 to $2,00$
weekly would be spent here.
THE LIEN LAW.
A prominent architect of the city in>
formed the Morning News correspondent
this morning that the mechanics’ lien law
was a sort of a “boomerang.” Those cons
templating building insist tTiat the builder
or contractor give bonds or become responsi*
ble for tho work of their lalxirers, and iq
nearly all cases it was found they could nof
well do this. Therefore all building hat
stopped for the time being, as those who pros
pose building insist on a change or modifioa*
tion of the law before they will start any
new work. In this way it hurts the mef
chanie instead of protecting him, o.s all thif
work is delayed and some may lie put off ln<
definitely ou account of the complicated
THE NEW OPERA HOUSE.
Ground was broken this morning for th|
new opera house. The plans are not fins
ished yet, though the general foundation
plan is nearly completed. The building will
be 6-1 feet deep, 40 wide and the ceiling
about 40 feet high. The stage will be 33
feet wide mid 22 feet deep, with a 28-fool
drop curtain. Below the stage is an 8-foof
high space, which will lie used for dressing
rooms in part, storerooms, etc. The foun*
dations will be very strong and substan*
tial. The [lit is to be sunk low, sa
that tlie occupants of the dress an<!
parquet circles will have a good view of tha
stage. The floor stands from the door at a
very acute angle, and those in tho rear seatf
will havoan unobstructed view.' The extrema
rear seats will tie raised and be much higher
than tho ones in front, thereby making
them as dosiruble. A gallery will run oq
each side. In these the rows of seats will
be arranged in a like manner, each row
rising higher than the one in front. Four
private boxes will be provided. The acces
sories. scenery, decorations, etc.,
of the interior will all bo first class
and executed by master hands. Windows af
the side will give ample ventilation, whlla
the entrances are large. The fire praters,
tion iR good and will be made a special
feature. The exterior will lie a brick veneer j
the roof will be tinned. When finished tha
opera house will tie a great improvement
over the old one, and in all probability tha
increased facilities will induce better com*
panics to appear on its boards this season.
THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Jacksonville’s Division of the Uniform
Rank Knights of Pythias, is daily increasing
in membership. They drill every week ana
much improvement is noted in their work.
Owing to some misunderstanding, it is likely
that The Hero will lie the only Jackson
ville boat at tho St. Augustine regatta. Tha
Chemaun will not go, nor the Blossia
and the Artbt'J B. is not in trim.
The regatta at Pablo Tuesday, over a fif
teen-mile course, promises to be a lively af
fair. Rome fifteen yachts are I looked to
enter. The first prize is a $l5O cup, to be
known as the Murray Hall cup. The yacht
winning it two consecutive times is to be
permitted to keep it. Tho second prize will
be $75 in cash. Each of these prizes is given
by Mr. Christopher, who is desirous of en
couraging the yachting clubs.
ANOTHER SUBURBAN RAILROAD.
Another suburban railroad is on the tapis
for Jacksonville. The Morning News cor-'
respondent interviewed Capt, Ctiarles
Holmes this morning regarding the project.
Tho Captain is one of the original incorpo
rators anil is pushing the enterprise forward
with his accustomed vim. He went to New
York expressly to secure funds for building
the road aud says his trip was a success in
every respect, The company is known aa
the Fort. George Railroad Company. The
road will lie only twenty miles long, on six
of which cars can lie run on tHt pernandina
and Jacksonville railroad track. The great
importance of the road is that aside from
opening up Fort George Island
as a seaside resort, it provides
for the building of a general lumber ship
ping port at the island. At twenty feet
from the shore eighteen or twenty feet of
water can lie obtained and more if desired,
further out. This enables a large class of
schooners to come in as at present the shoals
at Dame's Point interferes with large vessels
coming to the city. This is where Fernan
dina has had the advantage. With this
roiidin operation there is no reason why it
should not build up a vast lumber depot
The survey will be commenced next week
and the line located As soon as these pre
liminaries arc all settled bonds will he issued
and the work begun. As the Captain says,
all the fumls required are secured. It will
lie a brnud gauge road, with heavy steel
rails anil well built. The Captain hopes to
have it in full ois-rntion by Jan. 1, 1888.
The Captain is an old railroad man, as he
was superintendent of the old Florida Cen
tral for some years, and will carry the en
A meeting of the subscribers of the Sub-
Tropical Exposition is culled for the Board
of Trade rooms here Tuesday, at 4 o’clock,
for the purpose of organizing. The pros
|iects of the enterprise are good so far.
An 800 pound turtle, containing eggs,
was captured at Mavport Sunday morning
by Messrs. H. 8. Walker, J, L. Hall and
John Jamison. It required tho united
efforts of seven men to hoist it into a
wagon. The shell was 5 feet one way and
over 3 the other. It is the largest captured
on the coast tor years.
KNIVES AND CLUBa
Three Men Get into a Desperate Fight
Covinoton, Oa., July 11. This even
ing J. M. Owens and P. W. Warren got into
a difficulty with Dolph Bryant about a set
tlement for work. Owens began flaying
Bryant with a buggy whip when Bryant
drew his knife, and cut him severely, though
not seriously. Mr. Warren then, with a
stick in hand, went to Owens rescue, and
hit Bryant several blows over the bead,
when lie (Bryant) turned on Warren and cut
him seriously, if not fatally. Bryant is seri
ously i ut. and bruised about the bead, and m
now u..der arrest.
A Blaze at Memphis.
Memphis, July 11.—F’ire this afternoon,
having its origin the rear of F. Ozanne &
Co.'a stores, burned the upper portion of •
four story building, together with tho biulA
ing t j tho north. The low is SBO,OOO.