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THE OMAHA DAILY
SIXTEENTH. YEAE. OMAHA , SATUEDAY MOENING. MAY 14 : 1887. NUMBER 33(1 (
ANOTHER CABINET RACKET ,
A. Now Oanao For Oooluess Springs Up Between -
tween the President and Endicott.
NO MORSELS FOR MUGWUMPS.
Politicians Alro.iily Flcurlng On a
BticcrsHor to Jnitlco Wood A
Largely Attended Presi
Trouble In the Official Houinholil.
WASIIINOTOX , May 13. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.i1 ; . | It Is said there Is a bran now
rupture between the president and ills secre
tary of war. Mi. Kndlcott , The cause of the
trouble , It Is alleged , is on account of the sec
retary of war having opposed some of the
president's recent appointments , who were
too democratic to suit the secretary. Kn-
dlcott wanted the president to throw an occa
sional morsel to the hungry mugwumps , but
the president refused , because he Is now
worklnir for democratic delegates. It Is re
ported that the president has told Kndlcott
that ho could leave the cabinet It thu admin
istration's policy did not suit him , but , to use
thu laniaiaguof Colonel Lamout , "Kiidlcott
docs not know how to take a hint. "
Those Obnoxious Kulns.
WASIIINUTON , May 13. [ Special Telegram
to the BII : : . I Practically speaking , there has
been no official denial of thu assertion that
the recently promulgated rules ot the civil
Beivlce commission are Intended to place a
weapon In the hands of heads of depart
ments with which to wood out republican
employes. The absence of a denial has
raised the trepidation among the old clerks
to 11 pitch most painful. This evening's
Star , a conservative newspaper , says editor
ially : "The truth Is that the now regula
tions , as amended by definitions which , for
the most part , do not define anything In the
rules , but add now matter of Importance , are
so muddled and uncertain that they please
nobody neither civil sorvlco reformers nor
spoilsman , neither actual nor would-bu
clerks and promise no Improvement of the
public service. This very uncertainty adds
to the uneasiness of the clerks by rendering
a satisfactory preparation to meet the threat
ened danger impossible , and by leaving
them oxnoscd to the risk of a hostile con
struction of ambiguous rules , and at the
mercy of amendments or definitions Chang-
lug thu meaning of lit'.le which seem" clear.
Tlio public will sympnthl/.o witli the
efforts to prevent unjust promotions ,
secured by Importunate solicitations and
coercive influence trom the outside and pio-
judlce , favoritism or con uption on the part
of appointing olllcers. But the now rules
beai on their face an Indication that they are
not designed to accomplish tills reform , and
except lu providing a permanent daily record
of practical efficiency have no tendency
toward this orany other coed cud , unless it
consists , as an authorised contemporary
boasts , in frightening clerks Into unaccus
tomed activity and Industry by vague and
unintolllgablo threatsotevil. The clerk may ,
without rules , be examined and tested as to
his practical efllclency and discharged If in
efficient or retained and promoted If efficient
Iftlierivls any foundation for tlio slander
that the vast majority of old govern
ment emplo > es are Incompetent and unlit to
hold office , why were thev not discharged
long ago for Inefficiency , under the powers
then and now existing. Thus It will bo seen
that demociatic civil service reform has
pete led down to a 'definition , ' but who is to
define the 'definitiony' "
They Can't Wait Till He's Deail.
WASHINGTON , May 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK. ] The death of Justice
Wood , of the supreme court of tlio United
States , Is momentarily anticipated. So sure
ot his doatlraro politicians that already they
nro discussing who his successor will be.
Undoubtedly ex-Senator Allan G. Thnrman ,
of Ohio , would be selected were it not that ho
is already beyond the auo of voluntary re
tirement. Attorney General Garlandis moro
frequently mentioned. Ho has long asphcd
to n place on the bench of the supreme court
of tlio United States and Is very fond of
Washington. Soeaker Carlisle Is spoken of ,
but not seriously , as his friends do not want
to see him retired. Ev-Ueprcscntatlvo J.
Itandolnh Tucker , of Virginia , a line lawyer
and a thorough t-outhcrn gentleman , will bo
pushed fur the place , and with prospects ot
success. Kx-tlovernor Hoadley , ot Ohio , has
been suggested , but since ho has located In
Now York to practice law will hardly bo
turned to for this position.
The Prcsldent'H Ueceptton.
WASHINGTON , May -Special [ Tele
gram to the BIK.J : There was un imuiunso
crowd at President Cleveland's public re
ception this afternoon. Among the Hist to
shake hands with the chief executive was ex-
Speaker Kelfor , of Ohio , who was orator at
the unveiling of the Garllold statue yester
day. Ho thanked Mr. Cleveland for his kind
words on the occasion and for his presence.
The usual number of visitors was reinforced
by a couple of hundred members ot the Sixth
nrmv corps , who attended tlio Sedgwick
memorial ceremonies at Spottsylvania court
house , Virginia , yesterday. General Wright ,
formerly chief of engineers , made the pre
sentations to the president. General Latta ,
who was Introduced lirst , spoke of their ap
preciation of the president's patriotic letter
expressing his inability to attend the mem
orial , and presented the president , in the
iiniiu ) of the corps , with a Sedgwick mem
orial badge , consisting of a bronze cross sus
pended from a bronze hand.
WASIIINOTON , May IS. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.n.J First Lieutenant James
B. Hickey , recently adjutant of the Klghth
cavalry , has been ordered from San Antonio
to join his ttoop , M , at Fort Brown , Texas.
Major Morse K. Taylor , surgeon , will bo
placed on the retired list of the army to
morrow , on reaching sixty-four years of use ,
and will make his homo hereafter lu San An
tonio , Tex. Ho * Btr\ed In the Mexican wa
us lieutenant in a Michigan rcdnienr , anil
during the l to war as a surgeon of volun
teers , entering the regular army In Ib07 ,
Army lea\os : Major Henry C. Corbin
assistant adjutant general. Chicago , lifteen
days : Captain James M. Bell , Seventh cav
alry , Fort Hnford , Dakota , two months
Cautaln John L. Ballis. Twenty-fourth in
fautrv , Fort Sill , Indian Territory , two
months ; First Lieutenant Charles A. Var-
nnm.ScNcnth cavalry , Fort Vates , Dakota ,
Armv orders : Captain F. W. Klbrey , sur-
gpon , has been otdered to appear tor exami
nation before tlio army retiring board In thl-
city : First Lieutenant C. J. Blown , Firsi
eauilrv , has been granted leave from Augusi
J8 to November 1ft ; First Lieutenant S. C
Mills has been granted sixteen days exten
sion of leave ; First Lieutenant Henry Kay
Eighth infantry , on the statf of Genera
Crook at Omaha as acting judge advocate fo
the Department ot the Platto.
Thn President Will Take a Day On
WASHINGTON , May 13. [ Special Toloraii ;
to the HKK. J Major Maddox , who is Intel !
csted In hotel property at the Faultier whit' '
Milphur springs , Va. , was here and at Baltl
more to-day making arrangements to tln
tertaln President and Mrs. Cleveland thl
Mnnmer. The president has promised to go
to Faqmcr springs about the 1st of June am
ppem\ \ a day for tlio purpose of seeing IiO
place and determining wheUlor lie will pas
part ot his vacation there. Ho will be tnkei
In the private car of the president of the Vli
Klnla Midland railroad , nnd will ba accomnn
i nled by General Phil Sheridan , Colonel iael !
K , of the latter'n staff , Governor Fitzhng
.Leo , of Virginia , Senator Gorman and tw
or three other prominent lialtimoreans. 1
Is said the waters ot Faquler while sulphu
springs have superior qualities ( or recupera
IIIK overtaxed brain workers , and aru locate' '
only two hours from Washington. If tn
place meets the expectations of the president
ho i and Mrs. Cleveland will spend the early
part of their summer vacation there Instead
of "Ked Top , " the president's country seat ,
The Hoallnc VeHsul Seizures.
WASHINGTON , May 13. Inquiry at the de
partment ot state regarding the British vessels
scl/ed In Behrlng sea last summer , disclosed
the tact that no demand had ever been made
by the British government for the release of
the vessels , nor has any claim for damages
caused by the seizures been made upon the
government of the United States. The cor
respondence between the two governments
on the subject was very limited. It opened
with a letter fiom the Knellsh government
reciting the fact ot the seizures and asking
for information lolative to the details. This
was received In September , and Secretary
Bayard Immediately made an oxamlna-
tion of the matter. It became necessary
to secure the record of proceedings before
the United States court In Maska. which had
resulted In thu condemnation ol the sealers ,
and It was not until the following February
that this was received at the department. A
careful examination was then made of thu
law and of tlio treaty of cession by which the
United States became possessed of Alaska ,
which resulted tn the order for the release of
the scl/ed vessels. The tact that the sealers
had been released was communicated to the
Btitlsh government nnd that was about all
there was of correspondence upon the sub
ject. _ _ _
Prince Leopold Sulky.
\VASIIINOTON , May 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the. Bir..J : There is some talk In
diplomatic circles over the failure of Prince
Leopold to visit Washington as ho Intended.
Those who claim to know the real cause of
the change in the plans assert that the prince
felt slighted at the treatment received from
the state deprrtmcnt or rather the want of
treatment and that ho resented the alleged
failure of this government to properly rccog-
nl/o htm by giving Washington the cold
shoulder. The trouble seems'to be that the
young man expected n formal Invitation to
visit Washington upon announcing his In
tention to travel this way , and falling to ro-
culvo this , he changed his plans and will
leave for Kuropo without viewing the beau
ties of the capital. It is said hero that ho
carried Ids lescntment so far as to charter n
steamer to take his party to West Point yes
terday so as to prevent the United States
from extending him the courtesy ot a man-
of-war for the trip.
WASIIINOTON , May 13. | Special Telegram
to the BinJ. : ] . S. Brush was to-day ap
pointed postmaster at South Auburn , Ne-
malm county , vice Thomas H. Gillam ,
removed. Also the following In Iowa : The
odore Strothmnn , Big Rock , Scott county ,
vice O. K. Wiight , deceased ; T. K. Hackette ,
Coralvillo , Jolmsou county , vlco H. P. Van-
arsdalo , resigned : Michael Hlggins , Dana ,
( Jieoiio comity , vice W. C. Kootn , removed ;
David M. Smith , Keddlnc , Kinggold county.
vlcoJ. W. Cioncli. removed ; J. B. Holt.
Sherman , Poweshelk county , vlco John C.
llurkes , loft the place. The postofllces at
Dresden , Otoe county , and Kcedaie , Ante
lope county , Neb. , were discontinued to-day.
The name of the post-office at Brewstor.
Illaino conntv , was changed to Ladora , nnd
Miss Lornnla S. Kalghu appointed postmis
tress , vice Kmanuel J. Albright , removed.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
W AsiiiNOTo.vMay | 13. [ Special Telegram
to the BiK.l Pensions were granted Nebraskans -
braskans to-day as follows : Minors of Jos.
W. Briggs , Culbertson ; Warren E. Welton.
Harvard ; Jasper Kino , Afton ; Edwin A.
Spragno , Cresco ; Hoyt C. Bishop , Nebraska
City ; Barnett Isloy , Sutton ; David Mc-
Cuuly , Osco ; Win. Kirk , Hoag ; Jas. M.
Hariatid , Edgar ; Gco. W. Jones , Gordon ;
Jesse Chappcll , Nollgh ; John Smith , Grand
Island ; James Campbell , Howard ; Jas. B.
Varuoy , Brooks ; Dana Felix , Nlobrara ;
Thos. Collins , Holdrcgo ; Jacob B. Burrls ,
Pensions for lowans : Minors of Clark
Stewart , Birmingham ; Win. B. Bryan ,
Hampton ; Ellazer Davis. Persia ; Joseph
Campbell , Salem : Benjamin F. Latter ,
Slgourney : Samuel P. Keliey , Andrew ; Win.
M. Potty , Pilot Mound ; Kouben F. Klloy ,
Washington : Annan L. Sllvey , Ot-
t inn wa ; Samuel K. Chase , Mos
cow : Jacob T. Ovcrturlf , Selma ;
Trollies Wheeler , Maiengo ; Kebecca E. ,
widow of Kobert McMullen , West Union ;
Thomas , lather of Christopher Goodwin ,
Kowley ; AlmlrnJ. , mother of Franklin L.
Belknap , UoldliehljlCpliraini Conklln , Sandy-
vllle ; Nathan P. Underbill , Dunlap ; Jacob
Wright. Oakland Mills ; Kudolph May ,
Sioux City ; Paul Kittleson , Elgin : Win. A.
Brown. Jnernsoy ; Albert N. Bliss. Waubeck ;
John Shatter , Cresco ; Isaac Barnhlzer , Etta ;
Christopher C. bhaulc , Osage ; Alanzon G.
Crandall , Farmers ; Win. K. Wallace , Ains-
worth ; David L. Burkhart , Woodward ;
Nathan C. Mallor , South English ; Cyrus
Westeriield , Allerton : Win. O. Hart , Sioux
Kaplds ; Nathaniel W. Wllllvor , McGregor ;
George Pennlngton , Decornh ; Klchard 1) ,
Edwards , Kud Oak ; John F. Hitchcock , High
The Treasury Change.
WASIIINOTON , May 13. The secretary of
the treasury has formally notified Mr. Hyatt ,
who Is now at his home lu NorwolK , Conn. ,
of his appointment as treasurer of the United
Mates , and It Is supposed that the new ap-
polnteo will tile his bond and take the oath of
office early next week. The transfer of the
office trom the outgoing to the Incoming
treasurer will Involve a count of all the cash
and securities In the treasury and an exam
ination of the books , records and accounts of
the office. It Is estimated that this work will
consume at least two months' time.
The Country's Exports.
WASIIINOTON. May 13. The chief of the
bureau of statistics reports the total values
of exports from the United States of the
undermentioned articles as follows :
Beef and pork pro
ducts , six months
ended April SO SU,3J2S50 S37&U,791
Dairy products , twelve
months ended April
! ! 0 0,051,231 0,030,160
Cattle , ten months
ended April 80 7,217,607 8,049,930
Ilo.-s , ten months
ended April 30. . . . . . . 41b,877 409,400
An Important Patent Privilege.
, WASHINGTON' , May 13. By the t rms of
the convention of nations for the protection of
industrial property recently ratified by Presi
; dent Cleveland , citizens of the United States
have the privilege not hitherto enjoyed by
them of obtaining valid patents In any ot
the countries which are members of the con
vention at any tlmo within a period of seven
months after the patent Is obtained lu Amer
ica. The countries ot the industrial union
aru Belidum , Bra/11 , Franco , Great Brltlan ,
Guatemala , Holland. Norway , Portugal ,
Salvador , San Domlnzo , Servla , Spain.
Sweden , Switzerland , Tunis and the United
Thn Mexicans Sentenced to Do.ith.
WABiiiNOTON.May 13. The Mexican min
ister received to-day a letter from Governor
. Torres , of Snnorn , Mexico , uateU Hermusillo ,
May 0 , stating that the secretary of war hail
ordered a court martial to try thu Mexican
soldiers who caiucd the Xoales trouble , and
had hent four general olllcers for that purpose
- from the City of Mexico to Gnayinas. The
- comt pronounced on the 3d hist , sentence
of death on Colonel Francisco Arvlzu , Lieu
tenant Gutterez , mid n private citizen ,
Manuel Valenzuela. They have nil since ap
pealed to the buperior comt.
Northern Pacific Lands.
WASIIINOTON , May 13. Colonel Gcorec
- Gray and W. K. Mnndenhall , counsel for the
- Northern Pacillc railroad , will to-morrow
have a conference with Secretary Latnar ,
with a view of an nmlcablo and speedy ad
It justment of the Northern Pacific Indemnity
land question recently brought Into promt
- milieu by President Cleveland's letter to tin
secretary o ( the Interior In the Uullfon
ho Mtler | case.
A i I CHANCE TO VIEW ROYALTY
Staring at the Queen the Amusement For
PREPARING FOR THE EVENT.
Victoria to Give Her Subjects an Op
portunity to Sec Her Fnco For
tbo First Time In Many
The Queen In Public.
lCo ) > iifyMS7by ; Jiimtg Gunlm Jlemitlt.1
LONDON , May 14,1 a. m. fNow York Her
ald Cable Special to the DKI : . ] I have just
returned from an eight miles' drive over the
route which the quean to-morrow
afternoon will bo driven for her
first avowed appearance In a public
exhibition during many , many years. For
some hours "staring at the queen" will bo
the amusement for at least 2,000,000 of her
subjects , who know her only by the photos
of her seclusion. For a long tlmo pist the
cabinet ministers of either party have bogged
her for the sake of trade and political trau-
qulllty to again appear publicly. At last they
THE ItOYAI. ItOUTE.
The length of the route for to-morrow's
royal show can but be described by likening
It to one reaching from High bridge to the
Uattery. As 1 drove along 1 found thou
sands of workman decorating with shields ,
banners , Hags and mottos the buildings and
lamp posts. From Lord Handolph's Pad-
dlngton constituency to the borders of Essex
county from the extreme west to the extreme -
tromo east the line of the route Is de mocrat
Ically chosen , but protected by
thousands of ' police and military.
The sidewalks are to bo free , but tlio lodging
house and shopkeepers Mid publicans on the
line will charge for house places and win
dow seats and a chair from half a crown to A
guinea. I noticed the Stars and Stripes liber
ally placed , but of course no wearing of the
green. Some of the mottoes are felicitous ;
others of the creon grocer st > le of loyalty.
' The dear old ladv , " said the cabman to me ,
"ought to be cheered , for isn't she going to
make the ha-pennles and bobs fly. "
FKATUllKS OK TIIK I'KOCKSSIOV.
The greatest feature In the procession will
bo the volunteers 10,000 In number who
from the bcglnnlnirtd tlio end of tlio route
will line the curbs at a present arms , each
regiment In dllferont uniform. These will
fonn practically a living wall between the
spectators and the queen from the moment
she quits the railway station until she
reaches the people's palace , or as much of It
as has been built by the fund provided
thiough a private gift.
Theio is some fear of Impoliteness when
she passes near Bevls Marks , St. Mary Axe ,
Aldgato Pump and the wide shopping sticets
beyond because of her alleged ungracious
silence when thousands ot east end shop
keepers petitioned her to change the day
from Saturday so they might then have full
public custom for wares and a prolit fo ;
seats on another day besides.
TIIK I'EOI'I.U'S I'ALACK.
As much of the pa lace as Is already doni
consists of a large , finely proportioned hall ,
decorated with light blue , pink and gold
stone color predominating. An Italian cot-
fcied ceiling presents , In an oval arch , some
stained glass which , besides the royal arm :
monograms and 1'rinco of Wales feathers ,
depicts the escutcheons of Scotland , Kng
laud , Wales , Irolai d , Canada , Australia and
the star of India , civhu an 1 in per Li I char
acter to tlio general design of the roof ,
At the back , where meet gallerles 'curved
into bays and supported by sculptured cary
atids , are statues In Uonun carton which Is
seen In the sculptures at the Hotel de Villo
In Paris , of twenty-three-gioat queens , be
ginning with Esther , of blblo fame , and endIng -
Ing with Victoria. Exch statue occupies a
niche between two Corinthian columns.
These statues are executed by Ver llayden ,
the sculptor , who , In Belt vs Laws , was dis
believed by a jury when ho said himself and
not Belt did certain sculpture in dispute.
At this hall the Prince of Wales and other
members of the family join the queen , who ,
in her carriage , has already exhibited Be
atrice and Helena , with Prince Henry of
Hat ten berg , for who also to see raises Im
mense curiosity amonc the staring masses.
Perhaps the phrase "That's Mm" will bo as
often ungrammatically used by the cockney
as "That's 'er" In the hall. There will bo
some tedious speeches delivered , a song by
Albanl and "Old llundied"
, given Dy a
cbolr that might awaken pleasant
echoes in the grave of Isaac Watts
in London soil not three miles
distant. As the next trumpet blares in the
ear the Archbishop of Canterbury who
as the church will support the state ou the
right hand of tlw queen will proclaim the
building opened. The show will not , how
ever , then cease. The queen will now bo
driven to the mansion house residence of the
lord mayor for a snnsot luncheon , and will
pass to the great banqueting hall between
rows of several hundred ladles and gentle
men , yet who are not banquettcrs , and who
will live delightfully over after because they
had Inspected her majesty from such a con
lid ) SHIRT'S COMMENT OX VICTOUIA.
Buffalo Bill and his Indians are to bo al
lowed a sight of this royal show. Doubtless
Ked Shirt , the Sioux chief , will repeat what
hu Is reported to have said to-day of his pri
vate presentation to the queen : "Moand
my young men sat up all night talking about
0.tho . great white mother. White men had told
them the power of the queen , and now they
had seen her all knew she was n
wise woman. All the Indians of
Dakota would come to us when wo returned
home to hear tell how they had seen this
great woman. It pleased all our hearts that
she came to them as a mother and not with
warriors around her. Her face was kind
and pleased thorn , and every ono of my young
men resolved who should bo their great white
An Italian Earthquake.
[ fojti/rluM/SSTJiy Jim' * Oorilmi licnnttt. ]
AI.ASSIO , May 13. [ New York Herald 1
Cable Special to the BKK. ] A sharp , undu-
lulory earthquake shock occurred hero at half
past'J o'clock this morning. There was no (
dauiaeo dunn , but everybody was badly
[ Alassio Is a seaport town of Genoa , Italy ,
situated on tlio Mediterranean four miles
northwest of Albcngo , Its population Is
about 4XX ( > .
rtclcinn Mlnorn Strlko.
[ CnpyrtuM Mt7 liijJttm'A Gordon ItcnntU. ]
HnussKi.s , May 13. ( Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BKK. | A strike broke
out to-day among the miners at llracque-
gomes and Stuaast , In central Belgium.
partly owing to the passage ot the cattle bill.
It Is feared that the strike will spread ,
Pnrnelllsm anil Crime.
I.ONDOX , May 13. The Time * has resumed
the publication ot regular articles Intended
to show connection between Parnelllsm anil
crime. The present series of articles is entitled -
. titled "Behlua the Scenes Jn America. " Th <
matter Is the result of inquiry , which the
'limes says It Instituted last summer Into the
iclatlons between American Fenians and
the Parncllltrs , and purports to contain a
number of the secret records of the Clan-n -
Gael society , obtained through a schism In the
society and quarrels among its leaders.
Among the documents published are what Is
alleged to bo copies of the constitution
ot the society , a list of Its officers at various
epochs , letters from Its past and present lead
ers , secret circulars and reports of the so
ciety's conventions. The Times says Us In
quiries are not yet complete for the reason
that the society lias been reorganised so that
Its system of woiklng lias become seemingly
an Impenetrable mystery. Editorially , com-
mcntlnir on the present lovolatlons , the
Times says : "ItIs Impossible to doubt that
the policy ot the Parnellltos and , thcrofoto
of Gladstone , Is ultimately dictated by the
head of the society and by Patrick Ford.
. McGlynn's Case.
KOMI : , May 13. The pope will , it Is an
nounced , communicate at once with Aicli-
blshop Corrlgan , of Now York.reeariling the
case of Dr. McGlynu. His holiness , it is
stated , will In this communication
approve the archbishop's conduct to
ward McGlynn , and charge his grace to
warn tlio prlest.onco for allthat If ho does not
present himself before the supreme ecclesias
tical authority at Homo within forty days , ho
will bo formally excommunicated.
Affairs In Uussln.
LONDON , May 13. A dispatch from Odessa
says : Thobankruptcy court is blocked with
insolvency cases of the old-established and
hitherto flourishing concerns. Many com
mercial men would welcome war as Inliuitelr
preferable to the present depression. The
sub-marine cable In the Bay of Sebastapol
has been cut in sever * ! places and portions
ot It carried'a way. Only high mllltarr of-
licers knew of the existence of the cable.
DnlngR In Germany.
BEKLIN , May 13. The new German lib
erals are forming an anti-corn league. They
propose to publish a paper and organize
meetings and provoke agitation through the
'I ho directors of the glass works at Voller-
stal have been expelled. They were accused
of belonging to the French reserves and
drilling their fellow workmen.
LONDON , May 13. Parnell's health has become -
come worse since his journey yesterday from
Ireland to London. By his physician's ad
vice P.xrnell at once proceeds ta Bourne
mouth , where he will remain until Wednes
day , at which date ho expects to bo able to at
The British In Egypt.
C.vino , May 13. In the new convention
between the porte and Great Britain It Is
agreed that the period of British occupation
ot Egypt shall not be less than two and not
moro than five years.
OPPOSITION TO O'BKIKN.
A Strong FucllnB Against Ills Speak
ing In Toronto.
TORONTO , May 13. A report Is current hero
to-day that Editor O'Brien , notwithstanding
Mayor Uowland's telegram to him yesterday ,
will come heie to speak at a public meeting
to-morrow afternoon. If ho should come
there will bo an immense crowd present , as
the citizens generally seem thoroughly In
earnest in their opposition to his speaking
The following are the resolutions to b
submitted to the public meeting to bo held In
Queens park to-morrow afternoon :
That this meeting reprobates the action of
William O'Brien In visiting this city for the
purpose of exciting hostile feeling agains'
his excellency , the governor general , on ac
count ot the differences between his excel
lency and his tenants in Ireland , and deslios
to express unabated conlldence In the high
character of the marquis of Lansdowne and
In his fitness to represent her majesty in
That this mcetinc looks with perfect eonll-
dence to the parliament of the United King
dom fora wlso and just settlement of all
questions relating to Ireland.
O'Brien's friends have not yet succeeded
In obtaining a hall In which to hold their
meeting Tuesday evening and It Is likely
they will apply for a mandamus to compel
the city to comply with the agreement to rent
St. Andrew's hall for the meeting.
The following dispatch from O'Brien was
to-day received from Montreal by Piesident
Mulligan , of the Toronto branch of the Na
tional league "It Is ot the utmost Im
portance that a public meeting should bo held
In Toronto , no matter how small the hall.
The corporation's breach of contract only
strengthens our position. Quebec is solid. "
The Governor General Willine.
Tono.NTo , Out. , May 13. The Globe to
morrow will announce on Lord Lans-
downe's authority that the governor-general
wishes O'Brien to have full liberty of speech.
A Defalcation Story Contradicted.
CHICAGO , May 13. In connection with the
alleged defalcation reported by the Asso
ciated press some days ago to have occurred in
the Will County National bank , W. S. Brooks ,
president of the bank , telegraphs the Asso
ciated press , from Jollet , III. , as follows :
"The bank examiner has just concluded ills
examination of Will County National bank
of this city and states ho linds its condition
quite satisfactory and its affairs In better
shape than when ho last made his examina
tion , and in this connection , it is proper for mete
to state that Henry C. Knowlton. late cashier
of the bank , was not short in his accounts
with the bank , nor a defaulter , nor has ho
been a fugitive , nor was his father or anv
other person for him , or In his account ic-
qulred to make un or pay any dehclency to
the bank. His affairs with the bank were all
readily and satisfactorily adjusted , and ho
left the bank with the best wishes of the of
ficers for his success In whatever undertak
ing ho might engage. Ills residence Is hero
and ho Is at present at home with his
Flrclinga In Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 1 : ) . Several tires broke
out last night , some of which are incendiary ,
and led Mayor Ames to believe a gang of
fire bugs were organized for the purpose of
burnlnt ; down the city. Accordingly , early
this morning , his honor directed policemen
armed with \Vinchuster rifles to guard the
mills , lumber and factories. The boiler , and
blacksmith and repair shops of the Minne
apolis it St Louis railroad burned about 2
o'clock this morning. Loss about 3150,000.
Other losses were small.
NEW YOBK , May H The Southern soci
ety , at a meeting last night , discussed plans
for the erection of bronze tablets coinmom-
oratine the farewell of Washington to his
generals , the battle of Harlem Heights , and
the Ins'-'iiratlon of Washington. These
iuf morials will bo erected on the sites where
trie respective Incidents occurred and a long
list of civic societies , etc. , will be invited to
High Ucennotn Pennsylvania.
IlAitnisiiURo , Pa. . Mav 13. Governoi
Beaver has signed the high license bill. The
act classifies liquor licenses according to thu
community in which the license Is to be car
ried on Instead of according to the volume
of sales , which Is the" existing btsts of class
ification. There Is SWO license for cities 01
130,000 population and over : S400 for smaller
cities , S'-iOO for boroughs , and 3100 for town
A Whaler Wreckml.
SAX FitAxcisco , May 13. Private advices
received hero strata that the whaling bark
Enrop.i , Captain Hall and a crow of thirty
was wrecked April 12 off the coist of .Inuat
near HaKatoe. No particulars are given
The Kurona was owned by Alkon ti Swift
New Benlord , Mass. , and lett this poit Du
comber 12 , last year.
A Ciuiiliilnio Withdraws.
TAM.AHASSEE , Fin. , May 13. In the demo
c ratio , senatorial caucin to-day , Pasco with 1-
drew. .No ballot was taken ,
The Wall Street Kins Tells of His U. P ,
IMPORTANT POINTS FORGOTTEN
Jay Gould Never Informed Him of
Any of HU Schemes , lint At
tended Strictly to Ills
Before the Commission.
Niw : YORK , May 13. The session of ] the
Pad fie railway commission was resumed to
day with Hussnl Sago on the stand. Ho
testified substantially as follows : For my
sixth Interest In the St. Lotus pool securities
I paid S'-00m Gould had live-sixths ot the
pool , but I understand that he parted with
portions of ills Interests how much or to
whom 1 do not remember. While Gould was
in Europe ho purchased ot a Dutch syndi
cate n largo amount of bonds and stock , of
which I took at cost fourteen bonds of the
Denver Pacillc , S.MH shares of stock , and 100
reorganization bonds for SIOO.OOO. On the
1st of Jonuary , 1880,1 owned 8,877 shares ot
Kansas Pacific stock and 14,700 shares of
Union Pacific stock , and besides these. S7.M-
000 in Kansas Pacltic consolidated bonds ,
3181,000 In St. Joseph Pacltic , Stl.VAlO In
Kansas & Nohraslm , and SUt.OOJ In Denver
it Boulder Valley. I bou/ht the St. Joseph
A Western and Kansas A Nebraska In open
market. 1 think some ot these bonds were
exchanged tor consolidated bonds. 1 sup
pose Gould acquired the securities by
purchase , M othei people do. 1 don't know
what ho paid for them ; you can I'm it that out
very readllv by putting him on the htand.
Commissioner Anderson commenced to
quote "Sufficient unto the day , " when Saso
interrupted with :
"Gould , 1 think , is very ranch like myself.
Ho attends to his own business. 1 do not
know why Gould resigned as director prior
to the consolidation. I don't question
his motives. 1 am not in the habit of guess
ing people's motives. If ho resigned be
cause of his pioposed dealings In the mat
ter of the consolidation 1 don't know. It
mleht have been a reason. "
The minutes of the meeting of directors on
that occasion were road , and Sago remem
bered that ho moved thu acceptance of
Gould's resignation. The resignation was
dated January 10. " 1 w rote a letter to Solon
Humphries and G. M. Dodno In October , lb"9 ,
\\ithieferonco to the value of propeity in the
west mid the desirableness ot investments ;
also with relerenco to the propriety of the
consolidation of the Union Pacific and Kan
sas Pacific. I think. that Mr.
Dillon and Mr. Ames signed the
letter. and , possibly , Jav Gould
also signed It , as ho had 817,000,000 In stock
of the Union Pacific and consequently had
considerable Interest , though 1 am sure he
was like mo opposed to thu consolidation ,
for his real Interest lay elsewhere. My im
pression is that I did not see the answer of
Messrs. Humphries and Dodgu until the con
solidation meeting , though It is dated Jan
uary Hi and addressed to me with others.1
The examination ofSage was continued with
reteipnce to the details of tie ! consolidation
meeting , of which ho leinembered very little ,
"though ho nmdo a majority of the motions. "
When asked If Gould did not ask him , the
day previous , to move the acceptance of his
resignation , witness said : "Gould Is not In
the habit of telling me of doing anything
until It it done. " Concerning Kansas Cen
tral securities or the earning capacity of that
road , Sage Know very little. He had re
mained a director of the Union Pacific , but
not being on the finance committee ho did
not examine Into the matter caicfullv.
hago continued : " 1 don't know that
Gould was a creditor on the books of tlio
Kansas Pacific at the time of the consolida
tion. At the time of the consolidation my
Interest in the Kansis Pacific and Union
Pacific were about equal. 1 believed then
and believe now. had the consolidation been
with the Missonol Pacific It would have
proved moro advantaseous to botli roads ,
and at the same time I simply jeleldcdto
the desires ot the directois of both roads
against my better judgment. The Union
Pacltic entered as a necessary measure to
prevent the extension of the Chicago , Bur
lington it Quincy and Its cieation as a for
midable opposition line. 1 have wished , in
company with Commodore Garrison , to got
possession ot the Kansis Pacific for the
Missouri Pacific , but without my knowledge
Gould acquired Commodore Garrison's in
terest in older to prevent his formidable
competitor , the Missouri Pacllic , from obtain
ing control of the Kansas Pacllic.
James H. Keeiio was the next witness. Ho
said he wasadlicctor of the Union Pacific ,
and with Saiie purchased 20,000 shares of
Union Pacific ; of Jay Gould at 78 a short
time before he became a dllector. At the
time of the consolidation ho was In New
York ; did not attend any co-isolldatlon
meeting ; held no Union Pacllic stock at that
Washington E. Connor , Jay Gould's part
ner , explained the nature of his business re
lations with the Union Pacific ; had all the
books of the liri'is ot Washington K. Conner
and Washington K. Conner it Co. at his sta
ble. They were open to the commission
and tlio accountant of the commission
might examine them and make abstracts of
Gould's holdings in tlio various Pacific stocks
and bonds. "It would take a short time , " lie
said , in answer to Commissioner Anderson i ,
"as Gould's dealings are mainly with largo
amounts of stock purchased from slnu'lo
holders , and do not appear on the books itn
the company. 1 had no personal Interest in
the consolidation. "
The commission will probably not examine
Jay Gould before next Thursday. C. P.
Huntington explained to-day to tlio commis
sion that he sails for Kuiopo May IS , and his
examination will bo deferred till htter his re-
tuni , about a month hence. The Investlga-
The Unrtluiunko In Mexico.
NonAi.KS , May 1 ! ! . A dispatch from the
protect of Monto/uma to Governor Torres
says the lirst reports ot the eaithquako were
exaggerated as to the nnmberof lives lost , ycl
the damage and loss of lite U appalling. The
towns of Arispo and Oputo were completelj
destroyed. From thlitv-live to forty people
were burled In tlio ruins and nineteen se
verely injured. The towns of Guasaquas IIIal 0III
Luasibas were greatly damaged. Soveia
persons were injured , but no lives lost. A
number of surrounding mountains , with tin
crops of the valleys , wt-ro consumed , am
although thu water had risen , and thu cartl
opened at various points , no volcanoes an
visible. The district of Arispc , in nortli
eastern Sonera , suffered badly. The vallei
of Frontenas was Inundated by water niu
nearly all the houses destroyed. Only om
person was killed.
ATLANTA. Ga. , May 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the BIK. : Havlncbcen Informed eby ;
Minister Phelps at London , that they cauno
visit Kngland as a military organization am
carry arms , the Gate City guarda have le-
elded to give up the proposed trip to line
land. Cantaln Burke says : "It wocanno
enter Kngland carrying our flagsaloftwo wll
not enter at all. The rental Is a Man 1 n ho
face of every American volunteer and lid
bo resented as such. " Although ; o
Germany , Belgium and Italy have iriven tin
company permission to parade with arms
the trip to the continent will probably havi
to bo abandoned as the tickets sold to excur
srcnlsts included n trip to Kngland.
Went tier Indications
For Nebraska : Local rains , followed by ;
cooler clearing weather , winds bccomln
For Iowa : Threatening weather , loca
- rains , stationary tumperatiiro.
Forr.astorn Dakoti : Threatening wcathei
. with local rains , winds shifting to northerly
- Mrs. Grant1 * Clone Call.
NEW VOIIK , May W. The fact has jus
been made public that Mrs. U. S. Grant hn
been sufTerin' . ' from malignant dlphtliprl
- for some days and was near death's doa >
Until to-day , when she was pronounced 3Ut
of danger and on the road to recovery , .
Wind anil LlKlitnlnR Cauio Two
Doatln in Ittuo Springs.
Br.UK bi'nt.xns Neb. , May 13. [ Special
Telegram to tlio Bin.J : A torrillc cyclone
swept over tills town at 4'30 this evening ,
blowing down the school house , which is a
eomnlnto wreck. School haa been dismissed
a few minutes before and the only occupant
of the room was \V. II. liambaugh , thu jan
itor. The falling debris broke live ribs on
one sldo and mashed In his breast and broke
his leg in two places. He will not recover.
About 3 o'clock to-night Ikhtiling struck
Kmanuel Hasoris" residence , killing his
daughter Mamie , aged twenty years. The
bolt struck her on the breast bone , the lluld
passing through her. Slid was sitting on a
lounge looking out of the windo.w at the rain
at the time.
LU'litnliK struck a building In Wymoro
this morning , burning It.
Another at O'Neill.
O'NKti.i. ' , Nob. , May i-Speclal : ! [ Tele
gram to the BKK.I A. J Potter , proprietor of
the Potter house , was struck by lightning
and Instantly killed while out hunting this
afternoon during a storm. Universal borrow
prevails In town over his sad death.
Cyclone In Papilllnn.
PAIMI.UON , Neb. , May 13. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the BiB.l : A cyclone ot sulllclont
strength to move buildings Irom their foun
dations passed through this section about 0
this evening , colng In a northeasterly direc
tion. It stiuck thu south cd.'oof town , doing
The Mount-oil Insmr.inco Cnso.
DBS Moixns , la. , Miy 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the HII : : . | This morning in the
Allen-llubbell case Justice Johnson dis
charged F. F. Allen , late president of the de
funct Monarch Insurance company. The
charge of wrongful division of tlio funds was
not proven , but Allen will bo held to answer
for having purposely tiled an erroneous state
ment of the condition of the Monatch insur
ance compiny January 31 , Ibsl. The de
fense desnes to Introduce fuithei e\ldencn
and tlio case was continued to Monday. Allen
put S32.000into thoeompany in notes seemed
by mottgaconnd 512,000 cash.Subsequently ho
was reimbursed , but tlio withdrawal of the
money did not render the cimpany Insol
vent , as at that tlmo It paid more losses than
any one homo company. Hut afterward , In
making a statement of the assets , Allen In
cluded one of the notes worth S10.00J a * the
pioperty of thoeompany when In reality it
had been paid over to him. Ho claims that
ho can Introduce evidence to clear himself.
The News at Clinton.
CLINTON , la. , May 13. [ Special Telegram
to the BKU.I Perminent injunctions have
been issued by Judge Brennan In the dis
trict com t hero against four saloon keepers
tor violation of tlio prohibition law , and It Is
thought that others will bo issued soon.
Mullonuy , who was stabbed hero by Ked
Dillon on Monday , died last night and was
The body of Neal Loren/.on. who was
diowned March 15 In the Mississippi , was1
found to-day badly decomposed.
nnliino'H | Oiliest HcNtdcnt Gono.
DimuijUi : , la , May 13-SpecialTeleu-ram | to
the Br.n. | Mrs. Susan B. Lawrence , tholirht
white woman who occupied the soil of Dit-
biume , died tills morning at a very advanced
ago. She came to this country in 1828 , living
for a while In Wisconsin , nnross the river ,
nnd removing to Dubnnnu In IN'U When
she came here there was not a house In the
city , and she occupied the first ono that was
_ _ _
A Fatal Stolen Hide ,
Bm.i.E PI.AINK , la. , May 13. [ Special
Telegram to tlio UEI : . ] William Gold-
worthy , of What Cheer , was killed hero last
night by tlio cats. Ho had stolen a ride , and
In climbing out of the and window fell be
tween the cars. Ho lived IOUL' enough to
plvo his naniu and other facts. He leaves a
wifoand three children in Cromwell , Eng
land. A h ilf emptied bottle of whisky was
found on him.
Welcome Rain in Iowa.
Dr.s MOI.VI > , In. , May 13. [ Special Tele
gram to thu BKI : . I Rain is lallln _ ' in heavy
showers to-night lor the first time , with the
exception of Easter day , since last winter.
Ciops all throuirli Iowa greatly need rain.
Small grain is snffeiing very much. Iowa
could stand a week of continuous rain and
nso It all in replenishing wells and streams.
Killed Ily Liclmiiiur.
ODKIIOI.T , la. , May 13. [ Special Telegram
to the BKI : . ] Ayoun man named Andrew
Tolsreon , aged eighteen yean , was killed
by a stroke of lightning yesterday at his
home nine miles south ot Odebolt.
MftssachiiHottH and Michigan Suffor-
Ing From Grocily Flames.
SANDWICH , Mass. , May 13. Koiost lires
are still raging between Sandwich. Fal-
mouth , Mashpeo and Bourne. Tlio village
of Forestdale came near being destroyed
last night. The male Inhabitants fought the
lire until nearly exhausted in order to save
the settlement. The flames dossed the Fal-
moiith road and are now confined to a great
hollow about a inllo and a half fiom Sand
wich , headed towards the Pocassot road nnd
Bourne. The Old Colony railioad company
has -200 men at work setting back the lires In
the hopes of cheeking the progress of the
llames. Thu church bells hero were rung
; hls morning lor assistance , and gieat ex
citement pievalls throughout those towns.
SANIIWICH , Mass. , May 13. The extensive
forest tire which has prevailed on Cuno
Cod since Wednesday Is thought to bo now
Mu.WAt'Kiin , May 13. Specials received
to-ni-'ht by the Sentinel fiom a dozen points
lu tlio noithern Michigan peninsula and
Wisconsin counties adjacent ani to tlio effect
that tlio foiest liies are Increasing. Tno
peninsula Is enveloped In smoke and tele
graph wires nre badly crippled. Near Palms ,
- Mich. , the lires are raising fearfully
ami feais are entertained that tlio town will
be burned. Though surrounded with grown
grass the larmeis on the dealings will lese
everything. A largo amount ot plno and
cedar is binned. Dispatches from Sault
Junction say men aru being driven from the
camps by the tires on the coast. Thu lire Is
on .Sault branch and Is i aging fiercely. Thuro
Is no telling the amount of dnmage. Near
Nowbeny the Hies am dying out , nut tlio
smoke Is Intolerable. Ncganiioo sends word
that the llicssie spreading to the north nnd
east , entering a vast track ot valuable land ,
the damage already amounting to $50,000 ,
- Great damage lias also been dononlonic the
Noithwesteiii road trom Menomlneo north.
.MII.WAUM : ! ' . , May 13. Advices from
northein Michigan stuto that tlio forest lires
TnxAHKANA , Tex. , May 13. James Jones
( colored ) was hanged hero to-day for the
murder ot Cato Hicks In Bowlo county , last
August. Two thousand persons witnesiod
, the hanging.
, A Northern Pacillo Commissioner.
WASHING TON. May 13. The president today
day appointed Byron L. Smith , of Clncairo ,
10 bo commissioner 10 examine a portion ot
the Northern Pacillc railroad , In place of J.
W. Uoanu , declined.
° A Heavy Failure.
Wn.MiNoro.v , Del. , May 13.-Pctor J ,
Ford , of Ford & Kyan. Morocco county , and
an extensive real estate man. contiactor iiiiil
builder , tailed to-day ; liabllitloj , 8100,000 ;
Iron WnrKH lliirntMl.
P.m-nsov , N. J. , May U Tlio los-
ms caused by the burning ot tlio works of thi
Paterson Iron company last niB'ht Is cli
mated from S 150,000 to 5300,000. Insurance
STU.OW , . . , . .
IDE ROSSER-SIIERIDAN- <
Copies of Dispatches Received Bj ' 'Llttl '
Phil" From Qjnonil Grant.
HE ONLY OBEYED HIS ORDERS ,
A Strip oCCountry Whoso Destruction
Was Necessary to KPO | > It Front
Feuding the Confed
Homo Interesting Cnrrc | tnndonc6. '
Urir-A , N. V. , May 13. [ Specinl Telegiarf
to the Hr.t.I : In view ot the severe ciltl-
c'sms made by General Kosser on ( Sonera ,
Sheridan for the work ho did In Virginia
during the closing days of the rebellion , tin
dispatches printed below will bo of Interest *
They are copied from the originals , whlcl
are now In thft possession ot Wllllait
Blalklc , of tills city. They were transcribed
Into cipher and sent by 8.11. Beckwlth , ol
this city , who at the tlmo was lu the secrol
service of the United States :
Cirv I'oivr , Va.Aur. 10 , 3:30 : p. m. , 1N.4
Mnjor Guncral Shoiidan , Wlncliester , Va.i
If > ou can possibly spue a division ol cav
alry , send them through Loudoun county to
destiny and cany off crops , animals , negroes
and all men under fifty ye.us of ago caimbla
of bearing nrnw. In this way you will gel
manv of Mosbj's men. All male citizens
under fifty can falily be held us prisoners of
war , and not as citl/en prisoners. If not
nlirady soldiers they wlfl bo made so tha
moment tlio lebel army get hold ot them.
U. S. CHANT , Lieutenant General.
Ili.u : > ( ) UAKri < : us Ait.\ius : OK iitr U.viTir :
STATED Cirv POINT , Au ; . Ul. 1W.I . Major
General Sheridan. Chaileston. Va. : In strip
ping Loudoun county of supplies , etc. , im
press trom all loynl persons , so that tlieymny
receive pay for what is taken trom them. I
am informed by the assistant secret.uy oC
war that Loudoun county has n largo popu
lation ot ljuakois , who ate nil ta\oiably dis
posed to tlio union. Those people may bo
exempted tioin arrest. U. S GIIANT ,
Hr.AmjuAUTKi ! ' ? AitMiKs or THI : U.virr.D
STArr.t ) , CirPoi.vr , Va. , Aug. 8ii , ti0 ! : ! p.
m. , 1N > 4 MnjorGeneinl Sheridan , llnlltown ,
Va. : Teh'i.'raplii'd you tint I had good ica-
sons for beliovitii ! that Fit/huch Leo had
been ordcied liack heio. 1 now think It
likely that nil troops will bo oiderod back
trom the valley except what thev believe to
be the minimum number to sustain you. Mr
reason for supposing tins is based upon the
fact that yielding up tlio Weldon road HCOIIIS' .
to be n blow to the enemy he cannot stand. I
think 1 do not ovei.stnte the loss of tho"
enemy in the last two weeks at 10,000 killed
and wounded. Wo have lost heavily , but onra
has been mostly In capture * when the enemy
gained temporary advantages. Watcli
closely , and if you lind this theory coirect ,
push with all vlL'or , give the enemy no rest ,
and If U is possible to follow thu Virginia
Cential 10,11' follow that far. Do all tlio dam
age to railroads and crops you can , cany oil
stock of all descriptions nnd negroes so ns to
pievout further planting. If the war is to
last another yenr wo want the Shenandoali
valley to lemaln n barren waste.
U. S. GiiANr , Lieutenant General.
IllCAIHJl'AKI Him AliMlliSOl' ' TIIK UNl'IKD
SrAiis : , t'm POINT. Vn. , Sept. 4. 10 a. m. ,
1M5I. Major-General Sheridan. Charleston ,
Va. : In cleaning out the arms-bearing com *
iminlty tiom Loudoun county and the mib-
sKtoncu for armies , exeiclso your own judg
ment as to who should be exempt fiom nrrcst
and ns to who slittuld recelvo jiav for thclc
stock , grain , etc. It is to our Intercut that
that countv should not Do capable of sub-
slstiiign ho-XIUj arinland at tlio same tlmo
we want to inlllct ns little hardshl ) ) upou
union men as possible.
U. S. GitANr , Lieutenant General.
CITY POINT , Va. , Nov. , Uxil. Major-
General Shciidan , Cedar Creek , Va. : Do
you not think it advisable to notify nil cltl-
/ens living cast of the Hint ) Ilidgu to move
out north of the Potomac all their stuck ,
grain and piovisions of every description.
Tlieio Is no doubt about the necessity ot
cleaning out that county so that it will not
support Mosby's men , and tlio question li
whether it is not better that tlio people
should save what thev can. So Ion ; ns the
war lasts they must bo pro\ented from rais
ing another cmp , both there nnd as high up
thu valley ns we can conjrol.
U. S. GUAN r. Lieutenant General.
A ItUOKPJlnN TO .IKFF.
The Idoll/.cil Son ol' the South Ban-
( | iicted at Meridian.
MmsmiAN , MM. , May 13. fbpeclal Tele-
to the Br.n. ] At 11 o'clock yesterday
morning n public reception was given to
Jefferson Davis at the residence of Colonel
J. K. Mclntosh , where ho Is staving. For
two hours a stream of people passed
the parlors and shook hands with the ox-
chieftain and his daughter. Mr. Davis was
in his best humor nnd had n pleasant word
for each ono that shook his hand. At 5
o'clock last evening n banquet and reception
was given in the court house giounds. Davis
made a short address , In which ho thanked
the people of Meridian for their most cordial
reception. At the banquet there were 009
plates , nnd seated at tlio tables were tlio most
distinguished man of the state. A floral
wreath was brought In and E. H. Dlnl pre
sented It to Mr. Davis lu the name of tha
women of Meridian. Davis , In accepting It ,
nahl : "God has graced tlio south with beau-
titul ( lowers and lovely women. The most
blessed women aio those of our own south
land , with such feeling expression.
The beautiful lloweis which were
arranged HO attlstlcally by loving hands
nro moro beautiful than anything that 1ms
been given to me. " The second toast was to
"Jefferson Davis , the Soldier , Statesman nml
Champion ot Southern Illchts. " Itwnsro-i
Hpnnded to by Hon. Thomas 11. Woods.
When Davis rose to leply ho was greeted
with Ion1. continued applause. Ho ho nn by
npologl/lng tor the short address no would
make , nnd said that ho was milto fatigued
from the day's exercises , Continuing , ha
said : "I am unable to treat this theme as it
should be without premeditation. What win
thu army and navy ot the south ? It was thu
patriotism ot the persons who bared their
bioasts to bullets in defending constitutional
rit'lit , with great navies and armies acalnetf
us. Wo tunned regiments and battalions ,
and nt their Inud wo placed Leo ns their
commander. Wo remember the scones when
the wife , ns she threw her arms around her
husband , nnd thu daughters In loving em
brace , gathering around those that wore to
go , nnd then the wldowod mother , as she
I et the tear drops fall on the face
of tlio devoted bon that she would novec
see nealn , and girdled his sword to his waist
and told Him to go forth ns Ills lather would
have done. These were the kind ot men wo
had. With Inle.rior numbers of men wo
matched onward , lighting tor our rights ,
and battle after battle was foueht and won.
but the northern historians never conceded
that , and indulged In triumphs of mind over
matter. But now these scenes and Incidents
have passed and they only llvii in minus and
history. United yon aru now , and if the
union is over to be broken , let thu other sldu
break It. Thonrmyot the south will shine
tor ever around thu camp lires nnd will shluo
to our children and children's children. 'I ho
truths wo fought for shall not encouiago you
to ever fight again , hut keep jour woid lu
good or ovll. Goil bless you all. "
A llrnto Sentenced.
Loi'isvit.i.K , May 13. Albmt Turner , ona j
of the murderers of Junnlo Bowman , has
boon Indicted by the grand jury , tr'ed ' under \
his confession of guilt and sentenced to bo _ ?
hanged .Inly 1. William Pattonon. jjlntlv
Indicted with him. will have his trial next
Thursday. Tinner plead guilty and Pattcr
.son plead not utility.
Klin lIsiMl I'ctroloiiin.
I'l rrsnf ltd , May W. hast evening at Coal
Valley , a lew miles Irom McKeosport , Mrs.
Conk and her two children weio burned ta
death , and the house totally destroyed. Th
woman warf utlng petroleum to klutUo tU <
iiieAhuii the accident occurred. .
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