IFFICBI ORGAN OF THE CITT.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
Sherifl —J. O. Beauchamp,
Deputy —J. VV. Crawford.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinka.
Treasurer—T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J. Cole.
Tax Receiver—C. R. Carter.
Coroner —Simon Hardy.
Clerk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court 3rd Mondays in February
Road Commissioners—6ls G, M.,
J. L, Barkley, H. G. Asbury, T. O.
Woodward ; 013 G M ,J, M. Ball,
J, E. Hale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G.
M., J. W. Minter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
Smith ; 014 G. M., J. W. Holoway,
J. H. Cole, J. Van Wright; 552 G.
M., D. B, Moore. R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 012 G. M., W. O.
Crawley, Cornelius McCluare, T.
11. Nolan; 010 G, M., T. P. Bell,
R. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M., J. H. Maddox, J. J. Wilton,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education-*W. M, Mal
let, A. G. Hitchens, J. T. Geodnaan,
D. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Office in
Jury Commissioner!—H. N. By
ars, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier,
\j. J. Ball, T. P. Ball,
Justices Court—6ls Dist., R. A.
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell,
013 Dist. H. L. Brown, J, P.; H.
C. Thaxton, N, P,
609 l)ist., W. A. Waldrup, J. P.;
Steve Moore, N. P.
552 Dist., Jutnea Jolly, J. P.; J.
M. Maudox, N. P,
012 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F.
Z. Curry, N. P.
010 Dist., T.J. Collins, J. P.; T.
P. Bell, N. P.
016 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, P.;
J. L. Barnet, N. P.
014 Dist., A. H. Ogletree, J. P.;
W. F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Conncilmen—T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
michael, B. P. Bailey, TANARUS, M. Furlow.
Methodiil — Rev. T. W. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
p.m. Prayer meetiug every Wednes
Baptist -Itev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Presbyterian—Rev. Mr. Pharr, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and every Ist
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. ll.—Chapter meets 2nd and
4th Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday uights.
Redmeu-2nd and 4th Tuesday
■ights in each month.
M, V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M MILLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
W. W. Anderson . Frank Z. Curry.
ANDE 3 SON & CURRY.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
FLOVILLA, - - GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge werk and all the
latest inetfioda of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Pricaa moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACKSON, - - - GA.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop.
STOP AT THE
Free Sack to Depot,
C. R. Gresham, Propriet t
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects.
Give it a trial when you come to Jack*
*° n - Terms moderate. Satisfaction
, MRS. A. M. JESTER- Prep.
CLEVELAND TO SAIL.
A Recreation for the. President on
the Steam Yacht Dolphin.
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Appointment* Sent to the Senate- Secre
tary Herbert III—To Investigate the
Grounding of the Kearsage
and Other Matter*.
Washington, February 22.— The pres
ident has sent to the senate the follow
Granville Stuart, of Montana, envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipo
tentiary of the United States to Paru
agy and Uruguay.
John M. Savage, of New Jersey,
United States consel at Dundee, Scot
Harrison Purcell, register of land
office, and Larry W. Hunter, receiver of
public moneys, at Montgomery, Ala.
Message from Minister Thompson.
Secretary Gresham yesterday re
ceived a cable message from Minister
Thompson, dated at Rio Janeiro, sta
ting briefly that the insurgent warships
Aquidaban and Republic had passed
out of the harbor yesterday morning
under fire of the government forts.
The conjecture is that they went after
the cruiser Nictheroy, which a few
days ago turned up in Rio Janeiro har
bor and then sailed southward.
Secretary Herbert has received infor
mation that no yellow fever exists on
board the United States vessels at ltio.
A dispatch received yesterday from
Admiral Benham says that all on board
the ships at Rio are well. It is under
stood that the Detroit, which lias just
rejoined Admiral Denham's squadron
after a tour of observation in the
southern provinces of Brazil, reports
that the stories of insurgent successes
in that quarter are almost wholly ficti
The Postage Stamp Contract Awarded.
The postmaster general yesterday
settled the long controversy over the
awarding of the contract for printing
the postage stamps for the next four
years by rejecting all the bids and
ordering that the work be done by the
bureau of printing and engraving. The
principal bidders were the American
Bank Note company, of New York,
which now has the contract, and Mr.
<Steele, of Philadelphia. The bureau
of engraving and printing, through its
representative, Captain Johnson, sub
mitted au estimate which was ma
terially lower than either of the two
bids. The American Bank Note com
pany will print the stamps until July
Ist, when the bureau will be prepared
to do the work.
The Presldeut to Recreate.
The president has decided to take
recreation for a few days, but he has
not yet decided where he will go, ex
cept that his time will be spent on the
water. The dispatch boat Dolphin,
sometimes called “The President’s
Yacht,” arrived at the Washington navy
yard last night, and it is believed that
Mr. Cleveland will use the vessel for
the trip. He will likely go Friday
afternoon, after the cabinet meeting,
or on Saturday morning. The ducking
season is nearing an end, and it is un
derstood that Mri Cleveland wants to
get some of his favorite sport. Reports
from North Carolina that the president
will go to that state cannot be con
To luveitigate the Trouble.
Secretary Herbert yesterday ap
pointed a court of inquiry to investi
gate the grounding of the U. S. S.
Kearsarge on Roncador reef February
2d. The court eonsists of Rear Ad
miral Bancroft Gherardi, Captain Jos.
M. Miller and Captain Thomas F. Kain,
with Lieutenant Commander J. D. J.
Kelley as judge advocate, and it will
meet at the Brooklyn navy yard on
Monday at noon. The officers and
crew of the Kearsarge, who arrived in
New York from Colon yesterday, will
remain at the navy yard until further
Secretary Herbert IU.
Secretary Herbert was not at the
navy dopartment yesterday, being con
fined to his home by a severe cold. He
says, however, that he does not con
template taking a trip on the Dolphin,
and hopes to be at his desk at the de
partment in two or three days.
Secretary Smith has left Washington
for Atlanta, Ga, He will return to the
city early next week.
Resignations Asked For.
The president has asked for the res
ignation of Emerson Etheredge, sur
veyor of customs at Memphis, Tenn.
MAMIE SCHERTER FOUND.
The Runaway Valley Stream Girl Arrested
for Annoying a Ran.
Long Island City, L. I. February 22.
—Mamie Scherter, who left her home
at Valley Stream, L. 1., to search for a
recreant lover, is a prisoner in the coun
ty jail here. She is charged by the man
she loved with conspiring to ruin his
The girl is Id years old and pretty.
She is the daughter of Peter Scherter, a
hotel keeper of Valley Stream. Mamie
left her home secretly February Bth
and has not been heard from since by
her parents, although they have kept
up a vigorous search for her.
Munie had >een keeping company
with William A. Custer, a fireman on
the Long Island railroad. He had re
peatedly put her off when urged to
marry her. Becoming despondent, she
The girl was arrested yesterday at
the house ot Mrs. Sweetzey. 60 First
avenue. New York. The warrant for
her arrest was issued here by Justice
Ingram upon the application of Custer.
He told the justice that he was a mar
ried man. and that the girl was follow
ing and annoying him. He said he
used to pay her attention.
A few days after the girl left her
home Custer eloped with Lizzie La
Faugh, and iugliter of a carpenter of Far
MILLS HAS NOT RESIGNED.
That the Texas Senator Leaves
the Finance Committee a Mistake.
Washington, February 22.—The an
nouncement was made yesterday that
Senator Mills had withdrawn from the
senate committee on finance. Whether
or not it came about as a result of the
debate in the senate or personal solic
itation cannot be said, but at all event#
SENATOR BOGEB Q. MILLS.
Mills, late yesterday afternoon, recon
sidered his action, and will remain with
tye committee until the bill is passed.
“There was a vast amount of work
connected with the tariff bill,” said
Mills yesterday evening, “and I was
tired of the trouble it was causing. I
was put on the committee temporarily
to fill the vacancy caused by the ab
sence of Mr. McPherson, and during
the time he was away I gave the best
effort I had to the work in hand.
“Now that Mr. McPherson has re
turned, I thought it was no more than
right that he should take his own place
on the committee.
“That was the only motive I had for
saying l would leave the committee.
This afternoon, Mr. McPherson told
me his health would not permit him to
do the work and that I must continue.
Under the circumstances, I could do
nothing else and shall remain with the
committee until the bill is reported.
That is all there is about it.”
CHEERS FOR AMERICA’S FLAG.
The British Flag Trampled In the Dirt by
Rio Janeiro, February 22. -The mer
chant vessels at this port are suffering
extremely for want of water, because
of the refusal of the insurgents to
allow a water boat to go about the bay
and supply such craft with fresh water.
The captain of the British merchant
man Nasmj'th made application to the
commander of a British man-of-war for
assistance to enable him to obtain a
supply of water, and was contemptu
ously refused. The merchant skif per
proposed applying to Admiral Benham
for aid, whereupon the commander of
the war vessel answered that he might
do as he liked.
The captain of the merchantman then
appealed to Admiral Benham, who as
signed the cutter Kil bourne to guard
the-water boat under the American
flag. Vessels of all nations are seeking
the protection of the United States flag.
British sailors are openly cursing En
glish officials, who, they declare, ar#
sacrificing commerce to aid DeGama.
Evidence of the existing feeling in this
respect is given in the fact that at the
principal landing yesterday the British
flag was trampled in the dirt by the
British sailors, whose officers expressed
no word of disapproval of their act,
which was accompanied by cheers for
THE ENGLISH NAVY.
The Government Divided on the Question
London, February 22. —The Globe
makes the unqualified statement that
the government has become seriously
divided on the question of maintenance
of the navy. Part of the Cabinet is
strongly in favor of maintaining the
present standard of navy, some going
so far as to advocate a considerable in
crease in its efficiency at whatever cost
may be necessary. On the other hand,
other members of the Cabinet includ
ing Gladsdone, refuse to place them
selves in the attitude of favoring the
appropriation of money necessary to
carry out the ideas of those of their
colleagues favoring a greater navy.
All attempts to settle the differences
on this question have thus far failed,
and the matter is still unsettled.
The New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, February 22.—First
race, three-fourths of a mile —Moses
Solomon won, Majory Hilton second,
Jim Henry third. Time, 1:22 1-4.
Second race, five-eighths of a mile
Progression won, Rebuff second, Tramp
third. Time, 1:06 3-4.
Third race, six and a half furlongs -
Red John won, Roncocas second. Tasso
third. Time, 1:29 3-4.
Fourth race, mile and seventy yards
—Rey Del Mar won. Indigo second,
Coronet third. Time, 1:52 3-4.
Fifth race, seven-eighths of a mile—
Silver Tip won, Henry Owsley second,
Pomfrel third. Time, 1:37 3-4.
Fatal Terminus of a Bull Fight.
Saltillo, Mex., February 22.—The
bull fighting festivities at Moneto yes
terday were attended with another" fa
tality. One of the bulls made a quick
and vicious attack upon Jose Farrero,
the matadore, and before he could
evade the enraged animal he was
thrown to the ground and gored to
death. The banderilleros and other
performers in the ring had a very ex
citing time killing the mad bull.
Southern Poet-meetere Confirmed.
Washington, February 22.—The sen
ate has confirmed the nominations of
the following post-masters:
Mississippi— W. U. Hampton, Oxford.
North Carolina—Alexander H. Gal
South Carolina-James R. Davison,
A Plot for VsMKftHlnatiou Discovered.
Vienna. February 22. It is reported
fiom Belgrade that a plot to assassin
ate the Servian minister of the interior
has been discovered, Six men have
been arrested. '
JACKSON, GA., FEBRUARY 22, 1894.
TILT IN THE SENATE.
The Discussion of the Wilson Bill
as Considered by Committee.
FILIBUSTERING CONTINUES IN HOUSE
The Lack of a (.tuoruni Apparent Yet,
But the Duties Are Too Pressing
to Admit of a Washington
Birtliday Retreat Npn.
Washington, February 22. —Less
than four-score representatives were
in their seats yesterda}' when the ses
sion of the house was opened, but dep
uty Sergeant-at-Arms Hill asserted
that a voting quorum would be on
hand in the course of the day.
Bland moved to go into committee of
the whole on his bill to coin the seign
iorage of the treasury silver bullion,
and on that motion demanded the pre
Without a division on ordering the
previous question on his motion Bland
called for the yeas and nays, and they
were ordered. The vote resulted—yeas
159, nays l l —nine less than a quorum.
With the announcement of the re
sult, Bland moved a call of the house,
was ordered. It showed ?7l members
in the hall. The proceedings under the
call were dispensed with and another
The second vote resulted: Yeas, 157;
nays, 10. This was a loss of three from
the first vote and twelve short of a
quorum. It was stated at the desk
(informally) that at the time of the
first roll call was made there were
nine pro-silver representatives in the
house who failed to vote. The addi
tion of that number to the vote would
have produced a quorum.
Bland made the motion to order a
call of the house, whereupon Reed
made an interjection.
A personal colloquy between Reed
and McMillan followed, and the chair
By a vote of 170 to 21 the house voted
to dispense with further proceedings
under the call, and again the roll was
called for a vote on Bland's motion to
go into committee of the whole on his
seigniorage hill. It resulted: Yeas 157,
nays 4 —the smallest vote of the day.
Bland moved that the house adjourn,
but Talbott moved to amend by ad
journing over today, Washington's
birthday. This evoked a passionate
declaration from Bland that until the
democratic party would provide a
quorum to do business it should not
fritter away its time on holidays. He
then made the point that in the absence
of a quorum a motion to adjourn over a
day was not in order, which point the
speaker sustained and put Bland’s mo
tion, and, at 4 p. m., the house ad
Mr. Voorhees, chairman of the finance
committee, rose to a question of per
sonal privilege, and sent to the clerk’s
desk and had read a Washington de
spatch to the Philadelphia Press con
taining a statement as to democratic
members of the committee waiting on
President Cleveland at the White House
and receiving instructions as to his de
sii-es on the subject of certain pro
visions of the bill. After the despatch
was read, Voorhees said: “The value of
that despatch from here to one of the
leading newspapers of the United
States consists in the fact that there is
not the slightest, faintest trace of truth
in a single word or syllable in it.”
Chandler asked Voorhees to inform
him and the senate whether the sena
tor from Texas (Mills) or the senator
from New Jersey (McPherson) was a
member of the finance committee.
Voorhees informed him that the record
would show who constituted the com
mittee, and that the senators should
not look at the record then go “spear
ing” on with such questions os to who
were at work and who were not at
work. They were pretty much all at
Sherman (republican, Ohio) one of
the members of the finance committee,
declared that the tariff had not been
considered at all before the committee
“Do you know who are at this mo
ment members of the finance commit
tee?” Chandler asked.
“I do,” Sherman replied.
“I want to know,” said Chandler,
“whether the senator from New Jersey
or from Texas is a member, or whether
both of them are members.”
“Both of them cannot be members,”
Vest, a member of the finance com
mittee, asserted that there was no such
thing as a sub-committee on the tariff
Voorhees declared that a great mis
apprehension had prevailed on the sub
ject of what was called “Hearings,”
and that to give hearings to all persons
interested would involve a question of
time which would be prohibitory of
Mills, who had not been in the senate
during the discussion, entered. Learn
ing, as he expressed it, that he had
been “dragged over the floor of the
chamber,” after the part he had taken
in trying to help his democratic friends
discharge the pledges which they had
made to the country. He said he had
no apologies to make for any part that
he had taken in reducing the burdens
which the republicans had placed upon
the shoulders of the people of the
United States, and he did not feel that
it was the duty of the finance commit
tee to consult those who were receiv
ing the plunder from the pockets of
the vast throng of people.
Chandler made some satirical refer
ence to Vest, Mills and Jones (the tariff
sub-ccrmmittee), whom he said were suf
fering from the effects of the election
This brought a retort from Vest.
After some further discussion, the
episode closed at about 2:30, and then
the resolution of the committee on for
eign relations, against the proposed an
nexation of Hawaiian territory, was
taken up, and White (democrat. Cali
fornia) made a speech in support of it.
The senate, at 5:15. adjourned,
NEGROES IN CONFERENCE.
W* Hundred Colored Formers In Conven
, tton in Alabama.
Montgomebt, February 22.—About
600 black belt farmers came together
yesterday in the third annual Tuskegee,
Ala., negro conference. Prof. Booker
T. Washington, of the Tuskegee Nor
mal and Industrial institution, presided.
Many distinguished people were
present from the north and elsewhere,
and letters of regret were received
from such men as C. P. Huntingham,
Dr. Lyman Abbott and Bishop Potter,
of New York City, Robert C. Winthrop,
of Boston, and President Gilman of the
Johns Hopkins University. The most
of the people were from the counties
where the negroes are in the majority,
but nearly every portion of Alabama,
and many other southern states, were
The farmers occupied the time of the
conference, and gave, in their way, an
account of their condition and what
they hoped to do in view of it. They
spent no time In looking to the past or
in fault-finding, but agreed that the
thing for them to do was to lend every
energy in receiving education, property
and practical religion.
Great plainness was used in speaking
of their moral and religious condition,
and all agreed to draw sharp lines be
tween the virtuous and the immoral; to
tolerate no wrong doing on the part of
leaders, especially ministers and teach
ers. A large number of women held a
meeting of their own. Many noted
southern educators are present, who
will hold a conference today.
CHARGED WITH ABDUCTION.
Carl J. Jattie, Postal Clerk on the
New York, February 22. —Carl J.
Jattie, a railroad postal clerk, 35 years
of age, living in Charleston, S. C., and
running between Charleston and Wash
ington, was arrested in this city yester
day on a telegram from Chief of Police
Moore, of Washington, charging him
with abducting Maud Gilbert, a girl of
15 living in Washington.
J attie is alleged to have taken the
girl away from the latter city on Mon
day, February 12th, and brought her to
this city, where the couple put up at.
the Coleman house for a few days, later
going to a furnished room at 145 West
Fifteenth street, where they were when
arrested. They passed under the name
of C. H. Ford and wife. Jattie was
held in SB,OOO bail for examination on
Friday and the gii’l was turned over to
the Gerry society.
SAILED FROM SAVANNAH.
The Ship Disabled and the Crew Rescued
by the Ksquls.
London, February 22. —The Norwe
gian bark Esquis, Captain Scoglund,
arrived at Queenstown yesterday and
landed the crew of the Norwegian bark
Skogsfjord, Captain Moller, which
sailed from Savannah, Ga., January 4th
for Garston dock. The Skogsfjord was
caught in a hurricane lasting three
days, which tore away her rudder and
otherwise rendered her helpless. For
ten days after the storm subsided the
vessel was tossed about unmanageable.
Her cargo shifted and 200 tons of it
were jettisoned in an endeavor to right
Finally the Esquis came to the rescue
of the crew, and the Skogsfjord was
abandoned January 28th in latitude 45
north, longitude 55 west. The Skogsf
jord was set on fire by the captain of
QUARTER MILLION DEFAULTER.
Wyman, Dun’s New York Manager, Betrays
the Trust in a Heavy Steal.
New York, February 22.—Erastus
Wyman has been arrested at No. 22
Broadway on a bench warrant for
forging notes on R. G. Dun and Com
pany, for #229.000. Wiman was brought
before Judge Martin in the court of
General Sessions, and committed to the
Tombs prison, without bail.
Wyman was the former manager of
the agency in this city, builder of the
Staten Island Rapid Transit railroad
and a prominent advocate of the annex
ation of the Hawaiian islands to the
United States. The crime has been
discovered for several days, but Dun
has been reluctant in submitting the
proof. The defalcation will amount to
fully a quarter of a million dollars.
Alabama Low Lands Flooded.
Pensacola, Fla., February 22.—The
steady rains during the past ten days
have caused a freshet in all the streams
in this section. News has iust been re
ceived that the town of Geneva, Ala.,
on the Choctawhatchie river, near the
Florida line, is more than half sub
merged in water and the river is still
rising. The flood at that point is said
to be the greatest since the memorable
flood in April, 1865.
Safe Landing of the Kearsarge's Crew.
New York, February 22.— The Co
lumbian Line steamer City of Paaa,
Bteamed up the harbor at 11 o’clock
yesterday morning with the officers
and crew of the ill-fated United States
Corvette Kearsarge, on board. There
were 202 all told. The wharf at the
foot of Canal street was decked with
bunting without, and an immense
American flag formed a canopy over
Bodies Cremated in a Tezaa Fire.
Houston, February 22.— The negro
Variety Theatre was totally destroyed
by fire Wednesday night. A negro wo
man connected with the establishment
was sick in one of the upper rooms and
perished in the flames. The remains
of Lee Taylor were found in one cor
ner of the building burned to a crisp.
The Blow Raptured a Blood VeaeeL
Boston, February 22.—An autopsy
was performed on A. H. Linder, the
Harvard student who died as a result
of a blow received while engaged in a
sparring bout with a friend. Death
w-as caused by a hemorrhage from a
ruptured blood vessel at the base of
State Executive Committee.
Atlanta, February 22. —Judge Al
len Fort has issued a call to the mem
bers of the executive committee to meet
in Atlanta on the third day of March
at 10 o’clock.
TRAFFIC MEN MEET.
Representatives of the South
western Traffic Association.
PROVISIONS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT.
Cniidntio* Oltm to tho Subject of
Uniform dSMiflaation, and Com
mittee Appointed to Confer
With the Trunk Linen
New Orleans, February 22.— The
following roads have representation at
the meeting of the Southwestern
Freight Traffic association, which is
holding its session at the Greenwald
Southern Pacific—C. W. Bean, W. G.
Neimeyer and W. H. Connors.
Culf, Colorado and Santa Fe —James
N. Haller, L. J. Polk, T. N. Beard aud
SL Louis and San Francisco—F. D.
Fort Worth and Denver City—D. B.
Reeler and wife.
Chicago, Rock Island and Texas—J.
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific—D.
Tflxas and Pacific—D. H. Turner, ac
companied by his wife.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas—H. A.
Child; also, J. W. Allen, of the M. K.
& T. line in Texas.
St. Louis and Southwestern—J. W.
Missouri Pacific aud Iron Mountain-
W. C. Stith.
San Antonio aud Aransas Pass—E. J.
International and Great Northern—
J. B. Bartholomew.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe—W.
The association was called to order
yesterday shortly after 11 o'clock.
At the meeting consideration was
given to the subject of uniform classifi
cation and the appointment of a com
mittee to co-operate with committees
from the trunk lines. Central Traffic,
Eastern Freight and Southern Railway
and Steamship associations in the prep
aration of a freight classification, to be
applicable upon business between all
points in the United States, but, after
a full discussion, the subject
was finally passed until the next
meeting, in order that the members
might have opportunity to acquire ad
ditional information essential to its
final disposition. A resolution was
adopted providing that bills of lading
and tariffs should contain provisions
to the qffect that therein named, and
the transportation of shipments cov
ered, will be subject to the carservice
rules applicable at point of destination.
Ap agreement was reached providing
that upon freight and shipments in car
loads, carried on passenger trains, the
rate to be charged sh*ll be not less
than double the rate applicable on sim
ilar movement with freight train ser
MATTERS ON THE MARKETS.
An Absence of Vim and Dash on the Chi
cago Grain Exchange.
Chicago, February 22.— There was
an absence of the vim and dash which
characterized the last half hour of trad
ing in wheat Tuesday in that market
yesterday. Nevertheless there was
plenty of strength, with continued
anxiety, in the ranks of the bears.
European markets did not fully re
spond to the bulge, and that placed a
stumbling block in the path of the
bulls. May wheat opened at 59 3-4,
■old between 59 3-8 and 60 3-4, closing a
shade under Tuesday at 60 1-8. Corn
followed the action of wheat all day.
The feeling, therefore, was steady to
firm. The opening was firm at Tues
day’s close, eased off 1-4, rallied 1-4 to
3-8, and at the close was a shade over
Tuesday. Outside markets were all
steady. Cash corn was firm at 1-8 to
1-4. Oats were very dull, the range be
ing within 1-4 limit, and the close un
changed from Tuesday.
Commercial St** us iu England.
Manchester, February 22. The
Guardian, in its commercial article,
Only a very moderate business has
been executed. Sellers complain that
much of the inquiry has been merely
for the purpose of obtaining quota
tions. Most of the offers made have
been at figures utterly impossible to
consider. The difficulty experienced
in securing exchange forward is the
principal hindrance to business. There
is a gradual decline in the price of
yarns, as well as a cheapening of the
cost of cloth, but still the demand is
insufficient, and the general outlook is
not satisfactory enough to encourage
freedom in operations, and especially
as to the prospects of a resumption of
New York Btock Exchange.
New York, February 22. —The day at
the Stock Exchange was the dullest
for a long time past, the dealings in
stocks footing up only 100,000 shares.
The dullness was due in part to the hol
iday and part to the fact that the sen
ate has taken definite action on tariff
The tendency of prices was upward,
until late in the day, when Chicago gas,
which had advanced to 64, receded to
82 5-8. The general list was strength
ened by the recovery in wheat, a little
buying for London and some covering
by the local shorts.
Four Arrest* for Murder.
Columbia S. C. February 22. —Gover-
nor Tillman received a telegram from
Solicitor Nelson at Lexington stating
that four persons had been arrested
charged with the murder of tha negro,
Gage Roberson, near Gaston, Friday
The Georgia Baptist Convention.
Macon, Ga., February 22. —The Geor
gia state Baptist convention will meet
in annual session at the First Baptist
church in Macon April 3d.
General Holiday in New York.
New York, February 22.—Today,
Washington’s birthday, being a legal
holiday, all the down-town exchanges
JFfiCIIU. 850 IS CF Hit CBUffiV.
NEWS STATED BRIEFLY.
Gathered from all Parta of the Country by
Japan proposes to tax bicycles $3.25
per year each.
Two new wheel clubs have been or
ganized at Havana, Cuba.
Nelson, the Springfield cyclist, has
recovered from his illness.
Martin is now in Paris training for
the Bordeaux-Paris bycicle race.
E. A. McDuffee, the celebrated wheel
man, is training at Richmond, Va.
A branch of the Western Passenger
assoeiation has been established in
The condition of Dr. Oliver Wendell
Holmes, who is lying ill at his home in
Boston, is considerably improved.
B. F. Sutton, for many years super
intendent of the Big Four railroad, will
retire from that post on March Ist.
Mathew Ashton, a convicted murder
er, died of smallpox in jail at Madison,
Wis., yesterday. He was worths2so,ooo.
The New York, New Haven and
Hartford railroad is steadily replacing
the wooden bridges on its line with
Grain men sav the heavy snow will
result in a yield of 100,W0,000 bushels
of wheat in Kansas. The area seeded
was 4,5W,000 acres.
John Jacob Arhold, defaulting Coun
tv Treasurer at Lockport, N, Y,,
pleaded guilty yesterday to forgery and
The case of the Adams Express com’
panv against ex-Vice-President Clapp,
of Philadelphia, has been amicably set
tled out of court.
Joseph Keppler, the noted caricatur
ist and one of the owners of Puck, died
at his home in Nsw York at 5 o’clock
Matthew Johnson will be .electro
cuted in Sing Sing prison February
20th for the murder of Emile Kukel
horn in New York, December 29, 1892.
John Moore shot at J. M. Dußose on
a street in Atlanta Wednesday after
noon, but no damage was done. Both
are railroad men, and the trouble arose
from the wooing of Moore’s daughter
bj r Dußose. who is married.
About thirty freshmen of Cornell
University were strangled Tuesday
night by the sophomores releasing a
large quauity of chlorine gas in the
dining hall, where the freshmen ban
quet was in progress.
The South Carolina dispensary state
ment shows that the profits of the dis
pensary for the past quarter has been
$<37.189. The profits for the last quarter
were $32,198.16, making the total net
proceeds from the six months of the
dispensary’s existence $99,337.16.
OVER A MILLION INVOLVED.
Suit of the Manchester and Lawrence
Against the Concord Railroad.
Concord, N. H., February 22,—The
case of the Manchester and Lawrence
railroad vs. the Concord railroad came
up before the law term of the supreme
court yesterday. The hearing wai
upon a motion entered by the defen
dant to recommit the case to the ref
The case is one of the most impor
tant financially ever litigated in the
state, and involves more than $1,000,000.
After its road was leased to the Bos
ton and Maine, the Manchester anij
Lawrence company brought a suil
against the Concord railroad company
to compel an accounting on the part oi
the latter, under the management oi
which the Manchester and Lawrence
road had been operated for many years.
The case was referred by agreement oi
the parties, and the board of referees,
on January 6, 1893, made a report of it*
findings, which was adverse to ths
Concord railroad. The award was
#390,000, and SIOO,COO for the use of the
road, and two-fifths of the Manchestei
and North Weare road and one-half oi
the Manchester and Keene, amounting,
all told, to apprevimately to $1,500,000.
The Lost Spanish Mine, of Fabulous Rich
ness, Discovered by Explorers.
Durango, Mex., February 22. James
Crandall and L. T. Parker, two Ameri
can prospectors, who have been making
a tour through the mineral districts ol
the state, arrived here yesterday *llll
created a sensation by announcing that
they had discovered the long lost Span
ish mine of fabulous richness in the
mountains near the village of Pernado.
The explorers claim that the mine is
situated in a remote part of the Sierre
Madres, and that they came upon the
shaft by accident. A short distance
from the mouth of the mine was found
the ruins of the old smelter, which had
been used to reduce the rich ores of the
mine. There is still on the dump many
thousand dollars worth of ore. The
old workings were thoroughly ex
plored, and the two fortunate young
men brought with them here a large
number of samples of the ore to be
assayed. After completing arrange
ments for working the old mine on an
extensive scale they will return to Per
nado and take full charge of their val
Howard’s Witnesses Confess Perjury.
Jackson, Tenn., February 22.—An
other dark chapter was added to the
checkered career of G. F. B. Howard,
alias E. Ross, Joseph Leger and Wil
liam Lord Moore, preacher, railroad
president and swindler, when four of
the witnesses in his late trial, E. H.
Brockaway, William J. Gleason, Edgar
E. Smith and George 11. Heatley, ap
peared in the federal court yesterday
afternoon. They publicly confessed
that they had perjured themselves
when they swore in Howard s behalf.
Rebuild the Storm-Swept Tybee.
Savannah, Ga., February 22. —At a
meeting of the bondholders of the Sa
vannah and Atlantic railroad property
owners on Tybee island and others in
terested in that resort, held here yes
terday afternoon, 819,000 was sub
scribed towards the rebuilding and re
storing of the storm-swept Tybee rail
The Wall Street Magnate Well.
Jacksonville, Fla., February 22.
Special to the Times Union, from Tam
pa, Fla., says: Henry S'. Ives, the Wall
street financier, was much amused to
learn that it was reported in the north
that he was seriously'ill. He is in excel
lent health and will remain here with
his family for several weeks.