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Lorettus S. Metcalf
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Numerously Signed Petitions Sent to
the President.
Washington, D. C., June 9.-The nu-
merously-signed petition for the pardon
of Captain Wiborg of the Horsa, who
Zwas sentenced by the United States
Court in Philadelphia to one year and
four months' imprisonment and $300
fine for violation of the neutrality laws
in landing a party of filibusters and
their arms in Cuba,.has been delivered
to the President by Captain Kerr of
counsel for' the prisoner, and has been
referred to the Attorney General for re-
port in accordance with the usual
procedure. The petitioners state that
Wiborg was not one of, the principals
in the affair, but acted under the direc-
tion of other persons. They also allege
that there never before has been an
authoritative construction of the neu-
trality law, but on the contrary a no-
table conflict of opinion among the
judicial officers of the United States.
Leading legal authorities, it is said,
have contended that acts such as those
for which Wiborg was convicted was
not in violation of these laws. In view
of these allegations and of the severity
of the punishment imposed pardon is
*Killing Off the Spaniards Faster
Than the Bullets Can.
New York, N. Y., June 9.-Americans
came through the Spanish, lines with
Lieutenant Arteaga, General Gomez'
aide, who arrived in New York City on
Monday. They were Messrs. Betancourt
and Hilligans. Both were members of
the Illinois State Military, and went to
Cuba 'on the Torre expedition last No-
vember, and worked their way up to
the rank of First Lieutenants. Now
they are in co-operation with Lieuten-
ant Arteaga in fitting out an important
expedition. Associated with them in
this work is Major Tomas Rosser Roe-
mer, who was also with Gomez. These
four men have credentials signed by
the Commander-in-Chief, Maximo Go-
mez, which constituted each of them a
c6mmisisoner to forward supplies of
ammunition to the insurgent army. As

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and A. G. Hartridge.
Eight additional delegates-T. V.
Porter, Albert Smith, E. H. Padgett,
C. W. Maxwell, H.. Mason, M. E. Hunt,
E. E. Willard, and John L. Marvin.
Nineteen delegates-J. Ed O'Brien, T.
E. Welles, W. H. Knowles, C. B. Park-
hill, E. McCurdy, M. -J. Fauria, V. di
Lustro, A. C. Blount, Jr., John Holland,
Wm. Bazzell, Charles Williams, John
O'Connor, George T. Morgan, John T.
Harper, David Tobin, Wm. Mashburn,
Pat McHugh, L. S. Browder, and John
G. Ward.
One delegate-A. T. Swartz.
Six delegates-J. E. Broome, M.
Bates, J. B. Shaw, W. B. Forman, J.
R. Truluck. T. J. Peavey.
Five .aiternatt--T, Mi. Scott. B. (3.
S. SmitA. V. L. Miller. Joe:l Rice. P. P.
I e IKe,:,w n.

done with the negro delegates to the
convention. The proprietors of the
leading hotels deny that they have re-
fused ',to entertain colored men, but
say.that their rooms are all "engaged",
and say that they cannot accommo-
date the negroes, much as they might
wish. A large number of national
committeemen arrived this morning,
but ;they were reticent about giving
their views regarding the treatment of
the negroes by the St. Louis hotel and
boarding-house keepers.
M. H. DeYoung of San Francisco,,
owner and editor of the Chronicle of
that city and a member of the na-
tional committee, said that it was not
a part of the duties of the committee
to secure hotel accommodations for any
delegate, white or black. He would
bppose any effort to bring the matter
}:,ef-ore thle comnmlittee.
National C.ommitteenlan James Hill
of Mli;-issil,,i, a negr,:, thought he ha,:l
secure::.l ro,:-ni at Hur'st'. Hotel. but
when he returned there last evening
from the llea,:iuarter? of the Mer-
chants' Repulian League. hle fLunin
the d_-,,ors barred against him. a- it
w.vere. He was informed:d that the ,:-lerk
hI-.. mai room, every room in the hotel having
l" ceen l:revioutsly e:_na=age.. ].o.._-.
Mr. Hill t,:,,ok in the situation at once.
He quietly ra hi- bill andl to,-,k -
street ear for the home o,:f William P.
Dye. He_ i? still there, and will ecn-
tinue t,_o- make that plaee his hea,:l'quar-
ters until the close of the enventin, in
the event that tiie Buiness Men's
Leas1ue ,:L-,es not sueeee in ,opening a
hotel for him.
Will House Them in Some AVny.
"Thilese nmen "i-.ll:.v are having tl'Outble
in zettinv rooms for colo1,re,: :lele-g_-te?
have ,:,n.'y t heimselve-" to ohame." said
P.. M. Kennard. president of the ,,tBusi-
heSS Men's League. t,-da%. "When
we "-,:,t the convention we lege,! our-
selves t., take care of tile -.ul.oire,'3 men l.
and' we are ,:,in t,, ,:1o, it. But those
"who. waited': until the last minute wdll
have t,: take what they can get. so
Ion:" a- it is clean and good. Whhite
11:-n cannot set a ,-_.omm,,.tins at the
h,,tel? n,,ow. They aret all flle:l for the
cnenti,,n week. But we will take care
of the col,:,red men. as we said we

"YO u may ?a" po,=sitively." said Major
Rainw-ater. "that we can get places
for the lo,|-in?- ani:n feeding of all of the
co,.:'re':A delegrates who arppl.. I know
this., and can sh,.w it. If Hill will
co.:me t, me. which he has not done. I
will sendi him to, pla:-es where he can
put his elore,- delegates, and pood
places, too. I ,;do not cart for the ,iliff-
culties that may stand in the w-ay. the
pledges we made the national commit-
tee when we asked for the convention
will be carried ,out t,:, the letter. Fors
weeks pgst I have bombarded the
national' eommitteemen with letters
an.] telegrams, asking them to let me
arrange for the accomtmm,_^ation of
their delegates. Especially did I pay
attention to the Southerners, because
I foresaw 1ihe difficulty we must have
in placing the negroes at the last min-
ute. Many of them diN not reply, anJ
now they cannot get the srT-e quarters
they m-ight have secured had they let
us a-range it weeks .ago. But every
one of them will have a good place
to sleep and plenty to eat. Dozens of
restaurants will feed colored delegates
during conxen~qin .week. ', ,.
,. '.-...Mfilhbtl and p- the,: Newf


Prisoners in Cabanas Fortress CGhbsen Representatives of Flor-

Receive Better Attentio i-.

,. ida's Democracy

Full List of Delegates from the Vari-
ois Counties-The Full Member-
*ship Is 335-Candidates Men-
tioned for All O3lici'.

Caiptain-General Weyler Promised
All Manner of 'Reforms.*Jn ihe
Treatment of the Captives
Take on the Competitor.

Havana. C'uba. June 9i.--On Sunday
afternoo,:,n United States Consul-Gen-
eral Lee visited the Cabanas f,:,rtress.
anid saw Julio Sanguilly an<: the p:ris-
,oners =ttUr'e,:_ .oard, the schooner
Cmpetitr. General Lee found them
shut upwin a :lu-,,en with negro Ipris-
,oners. Alfred:lo La6,nrde. whho, is sai':l t,
have1 been the lead':er of the C_,,mlpetitor
eXle~lition, and who is an Amt-ericoan cit-
izen. was f,.,un,:l t,:- b1e very sic.k. He
s-aidl that he was -%iff ering from gripe,
anll, that the doctor handsaid thatt he
wO,,ulM g-et better care while' co:,nfined
in the fortress than in the hospital. La-
l:,i:,lde did: n,-t or:,m ,lain of bad.: treat-
ment. tho,,ugh the air of the dungeon
where le was oe,:nfine,:l wa's daimp and
the walls moist.
Geeral Lee. having learned-l that th..e
,Ifi t-.er of thell tard was reprimanded
y rhie G-overnor ,-,f the fortress for al-
Iowving- the visit, visited Capjtain-Gen-
eral e"er to hiffer Is excuses. Ca!p,-
tain-General Weyler. however, appa-
rently did not think badly of General
Lee's visit to the prisoners, although it
contravened the rules an,1 laws of the
fo rtre-s. G._eneral Le- infurmedl Cap-
tain-G(;eneral Weyl'er ,of the sickness of
the prisoners and of the bad condition
o,,f their dungeon. General Weyler
pr,,mised that they should be plaee,:l in
a better situation, and shaul,., be

changed immediately to a different
room fr'om other prisoners.
Insurgents Burn a Villuzre.
In the Trinidad district cif Lhe Prov-
ince ,of Santa Clara. the irf'urge'hts
have burned the village ,:f'Birarna.
Colonel Landa. while reconnoitering
in front of the military line in the
vicinity of Dolores and Catalina. met an
insurgent force holding a strong posi-
tion. The enemy was dispersed'with a
loss of seven killed.
Jose Maceo. Perico Perez, and Rabi
have entered the town of Jiguiana,
Province of Santiago de Cuba.-vwhich
was defended by a garison of 1S0 Span-.
ish soldiers. General Gasco aftetv-ard
dislodged the insurgents fromi.iguiana:
No further details of this engagement
have been received.
The insurgents who were recently
defeated at Ventas and Ca~pinovia
wtere under the leadership of' Calixto
Garcia. +, 1
Major Ramos had a skirmish ,a,
Puenta Brava, this province. 'Tl~e i
surgents lost two kille'O, and, the-t'U
los t-' a' A, ten a n t_-dn, .rf &46 .'ipfe/


T)ie chosen rel:pr-sentati\ves ,of the
DemnocratQ ,of Firi-,:_ will meet a t
Oeaia next Tuesday, JunL- 16. in a State
,_-.onv 1ent'ior, wiW :, Ue : t r.-tio 1n w ill i:,e to,
,,1pig' formally the poli,:,itih:al :.a -mpaigr,
,:f vI 1596. Thc- IiIz1t ,-1lUty ,ff the
convention, after coirpltinz its or-
gaJ~ atin, w ill l:,e to,,, h, ,- e i >:'lel-
efe~s, to trelr-_St th e It:, I Jr, the
Na:g~ nal D-_m.:,eratu:. Convention. S,',
fa'L.01:but *: -e i:,?l'-.:i r-l ]a, i:,,e1 rrqnp-,:
as-s?- can,:li~i~l te f.for the ,- f ,: ,:,f : -1f\--'.?
-- ., T. J. A ,plear,:. efiit,:,r ,:,f th-
( ipp City- Chrr,:i,:-. p0h:,li-he,:l 3t San-

X e nex:,t .duty," i ,:'r,:l-r. t'I'"''"-or.:in o t,,
tti,eT.:irrii ,:.all. wl.-I. Ibe t'K- n,:,miration
of -Clanndi.1lat-1S f:,r t eh r.:.,il : '1 n Sta-te
,ffflif,. iJr th 1- *:,'"d,'-r a-,'1e1 e1 G,,oN -rn -,r.
JtUs'Qace ,:if the Sup.i',rn.- ,:iurt. S.;,:.re-
taa- Or St :t -. Att,,rn-ev Genera l. COrnit-
tr'or'. Tre~si.rer. Su!t:,erinten.:lenrt ,: f
Pu'y ie- Instru,.tion. an,-l C ,on'irn i ,i. ,-r
"oA A'rriculturIt Tn,-., w o, h, ave T:.,-,:r,
',narqef a, s p :'s is i :,i, c.an,:'i,-)ates f':.r
'Gov rnoIr, arIT- Wv. E-. Bl.xlam .,:.f Leon.
Riotrt Bullock ,:.f Marion. and Jante~_
E.".jr.:,ome of ia,:"'sd:en. F:,:" Se,.rretary
Mor 'ate, the names ,:,f H. W. L,,ng f
M-a-.ion. and Jo.hn L. Crawford:. of Wa-
kul .p the present incumbent. have
b" ,presented. F,,r Supreme Justice,
lrJ H. Mabry of Pas,,o the pres-
e'i l eumbent d. ,an T. M. Shackle-
f o't 6f Hillsbr,:, have been suggested.
Foi 'ttorney General. W. B. Lamar ,:,f
Jefrson (the present ineumbenti, P.
C,.-Fisher ,of Clay. and3 Charles A.
A. C-hoate. have been- mentioned. E. J.
Ta.l .:Of Duval, El:,pes Tucker of Polk.
am&J. M. Barc,_ of Levy. have been
na.rned as candidates for Comptroller.
C:, i, Collins ,.,f Marion (the present
nk bentt. Geon. J. J. Dickis,,n ,,f
n. and J. B. Baya of Columbia
been advoeat-d for Treasurer.
lP..r,!uperintendent of Public Instruc-
tLON... W. N. S-heats of Alathua (the
pres nt incumbent) B. (. Graham of
.HViF poro. L. J. Reeves ,of Walton, and
H?.!; FIlket of St. Johns. are the can-
di Rs spoken of. L. B. Wombwell
ofy A ekson the present incumbent).
,aiS. M. Robinson of Washington,
h,-'been mentioned as candidates for
' hssioner of Agriculture.
tf; B&;ng the selection of canditatea
1i^ 'te offices will be the choosing, f.

J K did ie'aSr Presidential elec-?
r alternates. NjgjpBe--
H t d for either of I- se

Hnmi Iton.
Eight ,lele' -,ates-C. F. -one. D. B.
J,,nns,-,n. W. H. Greene. F. B. Rivers,
J. F. Stapler. R. L. Lewis, J. T. Parish.
W. D. Devane.
Twe, nty-e-g-ht delegates P. 0.
Knight. W. B. Hen,:lerson. John T.
.Lesley, G.erge T. C-'hambn:erlain, B. Mi.
Bal:ontin, G. B. Sparkman. P. G.
WAall. Jr., C. W. Stevens, H. C(. Macfar-
,lane. J. B. And:lerso,-n, Oscar Manrara.
i. C. Whitaker. F. M. Simonton, H. L.
Knight. A. J. Knight. C". L. W ilder,
J. L. Young, J. A. Salo,-monson. Thomas
Palmer. WV. ('. Clarkson. Charles
Wright. S. J. Bowers. John A. Bish.:,p.
John S. McFall. James MetCKay. 0. S.
Lowry. R. B. Daniel. C. E. WNorth.
F,our ,elegates-H. Evans. John Neel,
J. S. Williams. X. (C'. Mason.
Four alternates-R. L. Will-ams. L.
S. Flourney. Albert Tindal. Walker
Twvelve ,lelates-J. H. McKinne. J.
W. KehO,,e, W. H. Milto:,n. Jr.. W. B.
WVynn. M. B. Shores. H. H. Lewis. J.
T. Whitaker. J. R. Bowles. J. D. Fer-
rell. Frank Peacock. J. K. Peacock, M.
"F. B,: .:,ne.
Twelve alternates-A. D. Campbell.
J. H. Carter. John Gammon, C. L.
'ilson. R. E. Kelly. WV. D. Sorey. J. N.
Williams. J. A. Woodard. Moses Dykes,
Green McAnulty, WNr. H. Dykes, R. R.
Twenty-four delegates-S. Pasco. W.
B. Lamar. E. B. Bailey. W. M. Girar-
deau. D. H. Mays. J. S. Denham, R. C.
Parkhill. J. M. Lamar. N.. W/. Strick-
land. U. B. Ro-,ach. J. W. Smith. John
R. West. E. S. .Smith, S. W. Kinsey,
John Finlayson. W. J. Smith. J. A.
Sledge. "W. E. F. Dawkins. J. J. Willie,
S. D. McClellan. A. N. TurnbuI,,, D. H.
Perry. E. G. Kilpatrick, Ge, ATe M.
Lindsay. .6.


Four delegates-J. B. Goodbread. T.
P. Chhaires. J. Luther. W. T. Clark.
Contesting. four delegates-John W.
Day. C. S. Withersbee, C. R. M. Shep-
pard. J. J. Johnson.
;tTwelve delegates--H. MACan.rni. W.
IMoClelland, J. S. Godfre fe., King,.
"4..P.'.Long, F. L...Russe
Natuee. M. E .. ,'Wl-Wi, S,. a .


0 y tne .tpaoistguntboa t 'DkrQO; a d
in conftusion: ."e **^
The gathering of the su crp
nearly completed. It will amoulitO,\1l
one-efghth of the crop of laV'^y'ei r;'
The Government is giving consldC,:
ble consideration to the question of sr,-,
sisting unemployed laborers. If they
shall b:,e allowed to remain in idleness.
there is little doubt that they will go,
over to the insurgents.
Goniez in Puerto Prineipe.
i Maximo Gomez is reported to be in
the Province cif Puerto Principe. pre-
paring something to distract the at-
tention of the Government. In the
meanwhile Carillo is advancing west-
ward, and Maceo is overrunning Pinar
del Rio.
Generals Garriche. Melquizo, Basan,
Ruiz, Albacete, Hernandez. Ferrer. and
Colonel Seguera have recently arrived
in this city, and there is considerable
speculation as to the reason for the,r
absence from their commands. Com-
mon rumor has-it that they have been
called here to take part in an impor-
tant council of war.
Luis Diaz, who served in the last
revolution, and Mario Adam, a brother-
in-law of the insurgent leader Alejan-
dro Rodriguez, have joined the insur-
gents from Puerto Principe.
The Insurgent leaders Zayas, Garces,
and others are assembling their forces
in Manajanado, Barradara, Palo, Prie-
to, Sanita Clara from Puerto Principe.

..tel ......S. t. .'Louis. Mr.' -Mitholland
-dded.... "Trhe New 'York McKinley
League special train of parlor, saloon,
arid. sleeping cars will arrive Sunday
night, and will t-,e placed at the disp,:)s-
al .:,f. yourself and other reputable col-
ored delegates and friends who cannot
be accconimodated."
Over the Drawing of the Color Line
at St. Louis.
Cleveland. 0.. June 9.-The news that
the color line will be drawn in St.
Lou'is during the Republican -National
Convention created a stir at McKinley
headquarters in this city. Hon. M. A.
Hanna at once wired Judge A. C.
Thompson of Portsmouth 0., who is in
St. Louis, requesting him to see to it
that all of the colored delegates are
provided with comfortable quarters,
regardless of expense. Later, he again
telegraphed him to the effect that
President' C. F. Leach of the Ohio Re-
publican League had offered the use of
the St. {Louis Exposition Building for
the colored delegates. The league has
leased the 'building 'as headquarters,
,and meeting place.
George Myers, who was a delegate to
the last Republican National Conven-
tion, and who is one of the foremost
colored men in Ohio, has made arrange-
ments to go to St. Louis with fifteen
other prominent colored Ohio Repub-
licans to work for Mct~inley. Some
time ago he engaged quarters for the
entire party at the St. James Hotel,
sending a check, and getting a receipt.
Mr. Hanna, who departed for St. Louis
, to-day, will ascertain whether the hotel
refuses to entertain the colored men,
and will telegraph to Mr. Myers. In
any event," Mr. Myers and his party
will go to St. Louis, and in case the
hotel shall refuse to shelter the col-
ored delegates he will call them to-
gether in a meeting to take whatever
action is deemed advisable.

Manager Hanna on the Way.
Cleveland, 0., June 9.-Hon. M. A.
Hanna, left this afternoon in his pri-
vate car for St. Louis. He was accom-
panied by Senator Redfield Proctor,
Abner McKinley, General Osborne, of
Boston, a cousin of ex-Governor Mc-
Kinley, Colonel Myron T. Herrick, and
Sylvester T. Everett, delegates from
the Twenty-first Ohio District; George
E. Matthews of the Buffalo Express,
and William M. Hahn, who will join
the party at Crestline. There was no
demonstration whatever when the par-
ty left. If nothing shall happen, the
party will reach St. Louis to-morrow
morning at 7 o'clock.
Hon. Joseph Manley"passed through
this city en route to St. Louis at an
early hour this morning.

A Threat from Boston.
Boston, Mass., June 9.-A reception
and dinner was tendered the Republic-
an delegates-at-large by the Lincoln
Republican Club to-night. Henry
Cabot Lodge announced that if Mr.
Courtenay, the colored delegate-at-
large from Massachusettts, is refused
quarters by hotel men in St. Louis, the
entire delegation will not accept quar-
ters in any hotel,
The Only Person the Sllverites
Would Nominate.
Washington, D. C., June 9.-The fol-
lowing letter from ex-Governor Boles
of Iowa has been received in this city:
"If the silver delegates shall control
the convention at Chicago, a Democrat

lo~gW;,Wil-son, Mar-
ls.Ai,-tnarn; George F.
A arlane, Hillsboro; P.
; T. J. Chaires, La-
fA Re; &C .Turnbull. Jefferson; F. J.
'Ponal Baker: J. E. Grady, Franklin;
B. Pitt. Escambia; Phil Thompson.
hip 'oe; G. D. Bryan. Volusia; and T.
A. IJ .nings. Hernando.
T 1 convention will consist of 335 del-
eg apportioned as follows, accord-
i l call: Alachua, 15;
B 2: Bradford, 7; Brevard, 4; Cal-
0) 3; Citrus, '91: Clay. 4: Columbia, 8;
D -_2: DeS.to. 6; Du%'al. 16: Escam-
bia .F,Franklin, 2; Gadsden. 6; Hamil-
ton S; Hernando, 3: Hillsboro. 2A;
Ho. es, 3: Jackson. 12: Jefferson. 24;
LaT~~tite. 4; Lake. 12: Lee. 2; Leon, 15;
Le 6; Liberty. 1; Madison, 7; Mana-
t ee,'; Marion.11; Monroe. 6; Nassau.
7: Oange-. 13;:C sceola, 2; Pasco. 5; Polk,
S: 1tnam, 9: St. Johns. 6; Santa Rosa.
4; Sjmter, 5; Suwannee, 7; Taylor, 2;
Voh ia, 10; Wakulla, 6; Walton, 4;
Wal ington, 3. The convention 'of 1894
conj ined only 323 delegates. The in-
crea ed number, 12, in the coming con-
ven 'n, under the ruling of the exe-
cui committee, is apportioned among
'h allowing counties, as stated: Cal-
h6 uA-:Hamilton. 2; Lake, 1; Manatee,
1; Iooe, 2; Volusia, 2; Wakulla, 2;
Wa|n, 1.
"1 numbers of delegates and alter-
na g in the following list do not al-
Wat.a correspond with the stated ap-
pori nment. The names, as well as
the plumbers of delegates and alter-
nat, chosen, are given as published in
the gcal press. The list contains the
nar s of delegates from all of the
coua ies that had chosen their delega-
tio --up to June 10, inclusive.
Nant+s of the Delegates by Counties,
So Far as Chosen.
Two delegates-E. E. Pons,' D. H.
a owe.
/ Bradford.
Sten delegates-E. G. Hill, J, R.
Riclard, J. H. Colson, J. C. Wills, E. P.
Wsard, W. T. Weeks, T. B. Hartig..
Seen alternates-T. J. Burrin, M. L.
McKinney, G. W. Alderman, C. C.
Odomn, Willard Parker, J. M. Truby, J.
S. Griner.

. T. 'S.,';A. Mai


V: r. J0LU
Rob ertson.

moriii~ e geh;
IiI ";ais *1'or" a.tt- they 'shou.i'd
];Tf by 1thi? 1 R'6 ii.-Ricia.n organizat ion.
'', .,;. .,.,'',,''. y' Prom ises Not To Bolt.
Aong the representatives frtom the
1 West the name of M. H. DeYoung.
t. member of the natih:nal committee from
Calfornia. andl a strong advocate Of
free s"il'e., is already being urged in
connection. with the nomination for the
Vicee Presidency. When Mr. DeYoung
was asked for an expression of his
-views as to the course of the silver
.: ; m en, he said: .. .. "
""-;." ,"The delegates from the,.silver States
are very determined in their desire to
advance the interests of silver. They
want the right to have free coinage of
silver at' a ratio of 16 to 1. Some of
t them a-re v'er radical, and talk about
**' *' leaving the convention, in, case they
fail to have their views adopted." This
action will not be general. It is gen-
"i rally known that Colorado, under the
*leadership ofTeller, proposes to walk
-out of the convention. The California
-delegation has been instructed to vote
;. for ',McKinley, and the convention
r; adopted a resolution. in favor of the,
free coinage of silver; but our delega-
tion does not intend to leave the party
r nor the convention in case of failure.
'The silver men, especially of Colorado,
"- IVMIontana, and other States where sil-
ver is an important factor, think that
' ,if 'Teller would be nominated by the
...' Democratic Party in Chicago there
'-, : would be no question of his indorse-
,meht by the two conventions that meet
in St. Louis July 22. That is, the sil-
ver party convention and tire Popou-
list P~rty., Iii fact, it is an under-,
standing already made and agreed to
f- 'that both of these conventions will in-
dorse the nomination of Teller. If
Teller shall 'be nominated by these
,' three, parties, my private opinion is
; that he will come very near being
All for Sound Money.
'' i Richard Kerens, national commrtee-
man from Missouri, returned, to-day
?;' from Canton, where he was summoned
*:* :by telegraph by Major McKinley. He
? was accompanied on his visit by ex-
C, : ongressman Nathan Frank. As to the
-iobject of his visit, Mr. Kerens said that
it was to talk over the situation, They
also talked about the money plank for
'the platform. At least half a dozen
money planks have been, sent to Major
McKinley from different parts of the
"I examined them all," said Mr.
'' Kerens, "and there was scarcely a
,, pin's point of difference in their declar-
ations. All were for sound money.
l*Major McKinley is a sound money man.
He will be nominated as such on the
first ballot. There will be no humbug
of an informal ballot, as some of the
anti-McKinley people are talking. By
'sound money I mean that the Repub-
lican' Party will maintain the same
parity between gold and silver that it
always did when in power."
Nearly all of the members of the na-
tional committee are here, and the
others will arrive to-morrow morning.
| The first meeting will be held to-mor-
row at 12 o'clock. .
Joseph H. Manley, member of the
committee from Maine, who is the chief
manager of Thomas B. Reed's cam-
paign, came in to-night. He said that
he was not prepared to say how many
votes Reed would get on the first bal-
lot. When asked if Mr. Reed would
accept the nomination for Vice Presi-
dent, he answered: "Under no circum-
stances will Mr. Reed take the nomi-
nation for Vice' President. You cannot

ThaiLng In hll^

. j.a

Lee. :
Three delegates-W. G. Langford, H.
Heitman. J. E. Hendry.
Fifteen delegates-George P. Raney,
John A. Henderson. Geo. WV. Gywnn.
WV. M. McIntosh, Jr., W. A. Rawls.
Geo. WV. Walker. John W. Henderson,
C. T. Hancock. John P. Roberts, B. B.
Wilson. N. WV. Eppes, WV. T. Yar-
bor,-ugh. N. S. Johnson, L. A. Perkins,
J. G. Chaires,
Five delegates-P. Al. Colson. W. H.
Andersn. George W. Willis, F. H. But-
ler. R. M. Strickland.
One delegate--J. E. Roberts.
One alternate-W. J. Ferrell.
Seven delegates-Randell Pope, Syd
Hinely, D. M. Loper, C. P. Asheley, R.
L. Williams, H. F. Rye, W. L. Par-
Twenty-two delegates-R. Bullock,
R. A. Burford, D. E. McIver, G. W.
Lyons, T. D. Lancaster, T. R. Gary, H.
C. Wright. W. A. Hammond, C J.
Strozier, W. J. Chambers, J. D. Ross,
F. B. Turner, C. J. Smith, Robert Hol-
ley, L. L. Meigs. W. D. Emonizer, E.
L. Wartman, Alf Proctor, M. H. Ken-
nedy, W. T. Tompkins, W. F. Forbes,
J. W. Johnson.
Four delegates-J. M. Lee, A. E.
Bearden, R. H. Harleston, E. L. D.
Five delegates-R. A. Brown, M. E.
Morse, J. A. Smith, George Pinkston,
N. D. Eiland.
Sixteen delegates-G. R. Fortner, H.
H. Smith, H. H. Hancock, E. A. Cord-
ery, B. B. Tatum, C. C. Wilson, E. C.
Stuart, U. A. Lightsey, George Mar-
quis, J. L. Close, Pierce Tucker, R. 0.
Cresap, H. J. Drane, A. C. Thompson,
,R. H. Burr, Jr., A. B. Harrington.
St. Johns.
Six delegates-F. B. Genovar, L. W.
Zim, A. J. Watts, A. N. Pacetti, R. J.
Oliver, Joseph Lynn.
Santa Rosa.
Ten delegates-C. H. Monroe, G. D.
Peadon, 0. L. Johnston, S. B. Milligan,
D. M. McDavid. C. J. Perrenot, H. W.
Thompson, H. L. Creary, C. 0. Chunn,
W. W. Allen.
Five delegates-William Himes, R. G.
Wright, J. Rutland, Gorce Nelson, J.
T. Pemberton.
Seven delegates-R. A. Reid, H. J.
Dorman, J. W. Carnes, H. H. Mosely,
J. H. Johns, W. H. Ogden, A.. J. Mc-
Two delegates-S. H. Peacock, T. J.
Ten delegates-B. IP. Prevatt, J. W.
Perkins, T. L. Rodgers, D. P. Smith,
W. C. Cannons, S. Bennett, John Sauls,
G. P. Healy, I. A. Stewart, G. W.
Contesting ten delegates--G. D.
Bryan, S. J. Hodges, Sam Peacock, E.
B,. Pooser, J. E. Alexander, A. Corell,
J. A. Blauvelt, H. J. Long, A. Padgett,
Robert Jones.
Twelve delegates-N. R. Walker, W.
W. Walker, W. C. Rouse, S. M. Revell,
R. S. Smith, J. W. Coggins, J. J. Har-
rell, J. T. Raker, S. P. Roddenberry,
G. C. Floyd, J. L. Hall, A. S. Roberts.
Walt on.

comDinaitions 1t oaboCr-F twenty-ive
boxes. He attracted attention for
some time before arrest by tampering
with the boxes, leaving them every
t-ime anyone entered. When surprised
by the officers, he attempted to chew
up the piece of paper with the combi-
nations written .1hereon, but it was se-
cured before it was damaged. He said
he had made a wager with a man
whose name he did not know, that he
could open some of the boxes, and that
he found these boxes open. and look.
down the combination to win the bet.
He contended that he did not know he
was do-ing wrong, but cannot explain
why he quit working at the boxe's when
anyone would enter, nor why he
started to chew up the paper when
When searched at the station house
one of Julius Ellinger & Co.'s enve-
lopes was found on his person, and he
claims that he picked it up on the
street to get the stamp. Ellinger's
cigar factory is across the river, and it
is hardly likely that any of the com-
pany's mail is opened on this side of
the river.
James was detained at the station
house on request of Postmaster Post,
and will be turned over to the United
States officials to-morrow. James
came here about three weeks ago from
Leesburg. It is believed that he either
had an accomplice, or was the tool of
some sharper.
Triple Hanging in London.
London, England, June 9.-Three
men, M-ilson, Fowler, and Seaman,
were hanged in Newgate Prison here
at 9 o'clock this morning on one scaf-
fotd. The execution was private, and
death was instantaneous.
Milson and Fowler are known as the
Muswell Hill murderers. They were
convicted of burglariously entering
Muswell Lodge, Tetherdowu, Muswell
Hill, on February 13 last, and murder-
ing Henry Smith, the occupant. Sea-
man was a Whdtechapel murderer. Un-
less there is a change in the arrange-
ments, Mrs. Dyer, the baby-farmer,
convicted of murdering a number of
infants, will be hanged at the same
place to-morrow.

Testimony in Walling's Favor.
Newport, Ky., June 9.-The defense
of Walling this morning introduced a
dozen or more depositions from people
at Greenfield, Ind., where Walling
worked in the glass works, proving his
good character wh4le there. The de-
fense has also brought in two witnesses
to break down the character of John
Foster of Bellevue, Ky., who testified
that he saw Walling, Jackson, and
Pearl Bryan a few days before the
Heavy Sentence for Smuggling.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 9.-Hermann
Keck, the Cincinnati diamond Import-
er, was sentenced to-day to a year's
imprisonment and a fine of two hun-
dred dollars for an attempt at smug-
gling cut diamonds into the United
States. #
Frank Mayo's Funeral.
Omaha, Neb., June 9.-An autopsy
to-day revealed that the cause of the
death of the actor, Frank Mayo, was
fatty degeneration of the heart, and
this was the finding of the Coroner's
Jury. Funeral services, were held this
afternoon in the rooms of the Elks.
The chief address was delivered by
Roland Reed. At the conclusion of the

Four delegates-M. S. Jones, D. L.
Gaulden, John Houston, T. J. DeSteu-
,* Calhoun.
Three delegates-E. G. Mack, T. C.
Wells, A. J. Wood.
Four delegates'-C. M. DuPree, W. S.
Tuiner, A. 19. Willard, E. S. Grace.
Eight delegates-S. S. Keene, W. S.
P. -jule, T. B. Chastain, G. B. Ellis, A.
S."eans, A. M. Hawthorn, B. H. Pal-
mepr; Guy Gillian.
.' Dade.
two delegates-A. E. Heyser, D. C.
Seven delegates-C. W. Forrester, W.
A. Johnson, A. G. Smith, D. D. Kinney,
C. H. Smith, A. W. Gilchrist, A. K.
Demere. The last two named to have
one-half a vote each.
Thirty-two delegates-James P. Talia-
ferro, E. J. Triay,. F. P. Fleming, J. C.
Cooper, Charles Marvin, J. E. Hart-
ridge. W. F. Coachman, E. D. Plum-
meor T. W. Roby, John C. L'Engle, S.
H. ,Melton, J. E. T. Bowden, M. A.
rDzialvnski. J. B. Christie. W. S. Pick-


i JY -ru in, ,

S. ," \* '*.^
MIcKinley's Financial Views at
Last Given Out.


': tE-Congressman Thompson Sets at
Rest All Doubts as to the Major's
eas-nN0...... More Cliance for.
Straddling the Issue.

S. Louis, Me.. Jun,-- 9.-Ex-Co:,nare;ss-
man Thorp?.:n.anager pIro tzin .-.f
Che Mc.1- i, K le. forece-s. has s-et at I"- _t
what will 1:,e the vital iiiar, k in the
platform U!.,,on which Mr1M:.,-Kinley e:-
lpectS t, St 1ln:1.
"W h-_it will !..- M.l-;-K.inley's platform
.:,n th-_ fin nir-c:al ,tue-ti,,):'" a-kd,1 a re-
.ort1: f .:,' i. s t:a n .1
'i -vi!l I e f,:," t'he sing-le g;',:,ld: stan.d-
ai-r:l. ;..i;> and s.-im ple." he i: n.irnllptly re-
plied. "Andl. to, :'e ,-x: limit' eon inue,
the Ohi,_an. **I will add:l that the finan-
(-.al p:latf.:irin ,.f Mr. M.lKinley always
),.s ibe+.n the arjithesis .:,f what is
inown a- 16-t,,-1 -il\eri.m and.: ':, it
will i:.e through this campaign."
As the n- l ,.irs of tl-he- nat!.:,nal ,"om-
nmittee- bl:egin t.I eome in for th- L eet-
in? to-' l,-.orr':,-w. interest in e -' e '? in ,
the l roable selek ti,,n f t.:, mp:,rary
anl lpernmaner, t offeers. The perna-
ne:-nt chairnr.in will 11,ot h",e :ele te,: un-
til after Mark Hanna shall arrive.
The g,- ,s-il:, a: to tenmporary lr'esidl-
ine officer ;piont? to Senator John M.
Thurst,-on ,f Nel>raska. The South and
West. it is argued, must I:,e noticed in
some way. Thur'ston -is the choice o,f
many ,:.f the Southern d-.?les tes. and.
as he i a Westerner. he will serve as
cl'unlb of co,-_nfort to ,oth secti,:,ns.
Probable Financial Action.
T-here i already considerale discus-
sion aniong the delegates and other
part" leaders who have arrived as to
the probable course that will be pur-
sue-l .:,n thte financial question, and it
is ,eomin evident that this question
will receive more attention than any
other in .tile committee o:il resolutions
and:t from the delegates generally. The
possibility of awbolt 1)y the free-silver
advx\ocates in case of the incorrpnoration
of a plank in the platforms that they
will construe as unfriendly to silver
is ,:liseusse,:l freely in the hotel lobbies.
an,:l 1y none more so than bIy the sil-
vel' me themselves, of whom there are
alr,-ady several in the city. There has
been no general conference? among them
however, and.l will not l:,e until the ar-
rival-.of Senators Teller. Dubois. Can-
non, and others, who are not expected
until the latter part of this week or the
first of'next. It is gathered from tliose
-who are already here tbat the disposi-
"* .' tion'to holt the convention is confined
?, .'--' .,,to but very few.
,^*':. 4 One of. the, most prominent of the
T^ g-eis rd eI'a es said to-night that the
h.e .es~t ',f~l 10 at t hey a.(a



Wyeth City Almost Wiped Off
the Earth.


A Hundred or More Persons, How-
ever, Were Injured, and Some of
These May Die--Young Boy
Carried a Long Distance.

Chattanooga. Tenn., June 9.-Ar 11
o'clock this morning a tornado of unu-
sual severity struck the town of Wv=
eth City. about thirty miles from Giads-
den. in North Alabama. The tornado
made its appearance in the usual fun-
nel-shaped cloud in the southeast, and
carried all before it. Thirteen houses
hav'e been literally blown from the face
of the earth, but only two deaths, Ed
Long and a negsro woman, have been
reported. A hundred or more persons
have been injured. Many of them are
being taken care of at Gunters\,ille.
Ga,:]sden. and other neighboring towns.
The basket factory, where the great-
er portion of the inhabitants of the
town worked, was just out of the
storm's path. Had it come an hour
later, when the operatives would have
be'cn at home. the loss --if life would
have been very heavy. A relief com-
mittee is now at work.
Of five ,,of the structures, nothing
could be found but small pieces of
kindling wood. Trees as large as two
feet in diameter were cut like weeds,
and twisted to pieces. The path of the
tornado was about 110 .1, hrds wide, arid
total devastation followed it. Imme-
diately after the funnel-shaped cyclone
passed off the work of rescuing its
victims waq commenced.
A Mrs. Ricketts and a man named
Bundley are among those fatally hurt.
A 10-year-old lad was found half a
mile away in a dying condition.
The tornado lasted five minutes, and
passed toward the northeast. Hun-
dreds of people are now searching for
the dead, wounded, and missing.

Narrow Escapes at a Fire.
Boston. .Mass., June 9.-Fire in the
building of J. L. Hammett. dealer in
school supplies, this morning, caused
a loss. of $50,000. and endangered th-?
liv\es'of many girls, who hung to thO
windows until rescuing ladders were
brought to tkreir assistance. One fire-
wani was injured.
Steamship Sunk in Coi4sion.
Lisbqn, Portugal, June 9.-The Belgian
steamship Princess Clementin'e. bound
from sartinia ports, for LAntvferp,.*has
been.Vunlk-.i q ab0 lisionr.Httap:. ,uni.'"
ktenrp own; t .do M fie, raEM I the
,stbamght0y-_iVs .drowfiea^cAflg.
1"Al vW.'re' sU I&J ,



15. Jacksonville--Ward 1............ 71
16. Jacksonville-Ward 2 ............ 32
17. Jacksonville-Ward 3 ............ 162
18. Jacksonville-Ward 4 ............ 208
19. Jacksonville--Vard 5 ............ 153
20. Jacksonville-Ward 6 ............ 5
21. Jacksonville-Ward 7 ............ 203
22. Jacksonville-Ward 8 ............ 88
23. Jacksonville-Ward 9 ............ 160
24. Duval Station ..: ............... ..
" T otal ...... ............ ......... 1,503
Delegates Elected.



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1. Pilot Town .....................
2. New Berlin ..................."..
3. Dinsmore .............. ........
4. Baldw in ........ ................
5. M axville .............. ...........
6. P rice's ...... ....................
7. M oncrief ...... ..................
8. Panam a ........ ......... ......
9. Chaseville ............. .........
10. M ayport ............. ............
11. P ablo ........ ...................
12. Arlington .......... .............
13. South Jacksonville .............
14. Mandarin ......................


Have a Big Majority in the
Convention-A Hard Battle.

Returns of yesterday's primaries rE
ceived from sixteen out of twenty-sev
en districts in the county show a ma
jority of 671 votes in favor of th
regular Democratic candidates ove
the "straightout" factions .This leave
eight districts yet to be heard front
representing a total vote -of twenty
five, so that no matter which way thes
districts shall go, the regular Democ
racy will have a handsome working
majority in the convention to be hel
on Saturday.
The returns received from Mayport
Pablo, and Mandarin were semi-offi
cial, but the result was as indicate(
elsewhere. Returns were not receive(
from Ptlot Town, New Berlin, D.ins
more, Maxville, Price's, Chaseville
Arlington, and Duval Station.
A very heavy vote was polled. Thi
means that the contest between th
twb opposing forces was waged wi;ti
a great deal of earnestness, and tha
each side was determined to show it
full strength. The contest was a figh
between Democra~ts, and it, therefore
showed the strength of the Democrac3
in the county.
Active but Orderly.
The voting at the various city wvard
passed off very quietly., While grea
activity was displayed, the contest
-seemed to be a friendly one for the mos
part. It was very different from th
municipal election of last year, or th,
county election of the year before, where
it became necessary to call out th(
State troops in order to quiet possible
demonstrations. Politicians who a
that time fairly growled at each other
whenever they met, shook hands and
talked pleasantly yesterday.
The Fourth Ward was one of the prin
cipal battle grounds, and the voting
was kept up early and late while the
polls were open. One of the interest-
ing features of the contest in this war,
was that T. H. Livingston and P. D
Cassidey, the two rival candidates for
County C:lerk, lare residents of the
ward, and were active workers around
the polls. Geo. V. Burbridge, on the
Democratic side, and J. M. Barrs, chair-
man of the Independent executive com-
mittee, were also prominent workers
and there were any number of lesser
In the' Seventh, J. E. T. Bowden and
J. N. C. Stockton locked horns as usual
but in a more friendly way than here-
tofore. Both gentlemen are hard and
earnest workers, and both of them
have forgotten more about politics than
a good many men know.*l It was evi-
dent early in the afterni,,in in this ward
that the la. ratie ticket tas forging
a h.m-pidy, andat the polls
11E, ');,r"ity ot"about fifty' was
s~ ~his showed %very effe~ct-

-d y. .

~ Ih r e u n r m t e r Th iar d
'ngwmast glordon.us vSi story og f
D rnmcratic forcestNas in te Thi:
cr. nlThe "straightouts" haehere-
tofore claimed a deearrantydaeed ta this
ward; and the fact that a number of
theriading members of that, fpactionh
reside there has given some credence
to the claim.wTheresult last night, how
ever, showed that while the vote was
close, the Democrats were in the as-
cendenedyby about ten majority. This
was especially gratifying to, those who
had worked at the pllsN during the
day. .,.
The returns from the -First Ward
showed that a great deal of sc watch
,jng was done. Seve~nty-five regular
Democratic ballots were voted, but the
scrartching enabled the "straightourts"
to get in one delegate and make a tie
between one Democrat sand two
"straightouts" for sixth place on the
ticket. A disturb dance, occurred in this
ward during the day, in which two men
came to 'blows, but teey afterward
shook hands. and became friends again.
The Seconr and Sixth D Wards were
captured by big majorities by the
...trip htiout. Some one suggested
that probably Captain N. B. Broward
of the steamer Three Friends, which
arrived in port yesterday morning,
must have brought back a lot ofeCu-
bans with him that swelled the'
proo +fr he asseretion as. oTerstred,

howsreeived werte Sfrom Monrdief adi
icltywin, sandid tot have ben u carcen-
coteagementeto the Democrats, p butd1
aftesrwardi Sot,wJarksonille, latmuni-
cporald ePablon only in, andete plen-

Sithsterday, acordn to was reotsurnrsed
atat e reun foro theseRe Her was
A igly large od gatthe resul,thinthe-
eTeing, ans welatse writhe grt ea-it
turns rehiat wroed fro Much e hands e
caourageient for the Democratic bude

The two opposing forces seem to have
been ,most evenly -matched in the
Fourth and Ninth Wards. In ,the
Fourth the "straightouts" secured a
majority of the delegates, while in the
Ninth the reverse was true. Returns
from both wards indicate that ,a great
/. deal of scratching was done. In the
Ninth Ward it is said that twenty-two
mongrel tickets were voted by unsus-
pecting Democrats, and, that, by rea-
son of this, the "straightouts" were
* enabled to secure five and one-third
,,. delegates from that ward. The mon-
grel tickets contained five names of
"straightout" delegates inserted in an
apparently regular Democratic ticket.
"Bad "Straightout" Weather.
'The 'rain that fell all of yesterday
hindered getting out the vote some-
what, and made it rather disagreeable
to the ward workers, but they stuck
to their posts until it came time, to
quit at 9 o'clock.
Very few Republicans, even those
who support the State Democratic
ticket, participated in the voting yes-
terday, Although they couId have done
so. They preferred to have "hands
.x off", and to let the Democrats fight the
question of supremacy /out among
The following table gives by disr
-: tricts the highest 'vote polled for the
two tickets. It shows, that the two
forces were very evenly divided in the
city and c.:uinty, but the Democratic
votes seem to have been located in
wardst Twhere they had-thea mra.t effect

SBlow "att" he A.'"P.,"A-X; i

at Lexington, Ky., June 4.-The Dem-
le ocratic State Convention closed this
afternoon after the free-silver men had
o- secured everything in the organization,,
he as Well as in the platform. The reso-
Ad lutions not only instruct the Kentucky
as delegates for Senator Blackburn for
0- President, but also for the unit rule,
so that the two gold delegates from the
of Louisville district will have no voice
'p whatever at Chicago.
ts The following delegates to the Na-
se tional Conventior'were elected:, Dele-
e- gates-at-large3-J C. S. Blackburn, P.
es W. Hardin, John S. Rhea, W. T. Ellis.
Alternates-at-large--Robert W. Nel-
p- so.n, J. Morton Rothwell Theodore F.
t- Hallam, and John D. Carrdll.
n- Electors-at-large-J. P. Tarvin' and
-y W. B. Smith.
C- The free-silver men have the four
a- delegates-at-large, and all of the other
id delegates except the two from the
I- Fifth District. The more radical ones
'e wanted the committee on credentials
te to, unseat enough delegates in the
Fifth District to change the selections
o made yesterday; but, with the unit
rule as 'adopted to-day this was unnec-
s essary..
0 The Kentucky delegation stands 24
y to 2, and under, its instructions for
L- Blackburn and the unit rule it is the
'- same as solid. When some gold men
e protested against the iron-clad in-
i- structions. they were cited to the case
)- in New York, when thirty delegates
from that State were against Cleve-.
land at his. first nomination in 1884,
and under the unit rule the whole vote
was cast for Cleveland; and again, at
the last Democratic National Converi-
tion it was cast as a unit 'for Hill.
h Blackburn and Hardin were free-silver
running mates in the last campaign:
Rhea and 'Ellis, the oTher two dele-
gates-at-large, have been 'the leading
h stump speakers in the free-silver can-
0 vass that closed last TSaturday.' They
f are exceptionally, brilliant orators.'
Nelson, Rothweql. Hallam, and Carroll,
n the alternates, were also porhoinent for
e free silver in the c-anv..-s. as were
n Tarvin 'nd Smith, the candidates for
From expressions among the Yen,-
o tucky delegation, it is Itarned that
i their second choice for President is
e Bland of Missouri.
e The platform adopted to-day., after
7 reaffirming Democratic principles, ;
says: .
"We are in favor of an honest dol-
lar; a dollar which is neither more nor
I less than 100 cents.,We favor bimetal-
lism, and to that end we-demand the'
r frep aid nnlimite co'ina'e of both o.:,1.:!
I lnd a,:l ilvI-r at thie r tio of 1N. to 1 ,I s
sta n.,1iar: m.-,ney. with -tiina! lera] t.-tn:a-
er pw,. inle.plen ent -f the a:.9 t`,:,n
i or a,:%vie- of any other nati,-,n.
"We hold that the Secret=-=b" of thb,:
? Tr~eaurny ?~hou].3" (xerci-e his', localr
rigphT to, redeen all coin ,obligatl.3M Jn-
go,, anril s-i1\',ir as mnay b-e mor n-
t lenient, an,:t we are onpostd .to-the is-',
tsuane ," of bonds in timei of place ,,r
the maintenance ,iof thoe gold reserve ,rl
for an-v other ptlrpose. We are op-m
,,posed to,. the national lvankina !ystem.
an,] to an1y ei nl ..ments of its r,.ver.
ancl at.e ,oppo:, to an ",' trt, io, ,)f
the C'tl'11-_lCNy hy thI e r tirement ,of
greenbacks or ,otherwise.
"We are for a tariff for revenue
only. The Democratic Party has ever
been 'the party of personal liberty and
religious freedom, and is now and has
always been opposed to any union of
Church and State. It is opposed to
the enactment of all laws the pur-
pose or design of whidh is to sustain
or enforce any religious tenet or sect,
and to any law, organization, or so-
ciety, religious or political, secret or
otherwise, that tends to proscribe any
citizen for or on account of his religious
belief, or to apply any such test as a
qualification for public office."
Major P. P. Johnson of this city was
named as chairman of the State Cen--
tral Committee, and it can be stated
that only free silver men will be nom-
inated for Congress outside Louisville
this fall.
A free-silver greeting was read from
the Virginia Democratic State Con-
vention. Pending consideration of
resolutions of thanks to the Demo-
cratic free-silver press, the convention
A Wealthy Cattle Dealer Forced to
Fly from Cuba.
Baltimore, Md., June 4.-John Pe-
rez, a wealthy Cuban cattle dealer, is
in ,this city," having narrowly escaped
being summarily shot in his native land
upon the charge of having furnished
arms to the insurgents., Mr. Perez *
was arrested in Sancta Spiritus, Cuba,
on .February 24,, and was thrown into
jail. A few days later, without any .
trial having taken place, he says' he
was told that he was to be shot on
June 14. By the liberal use of money
aogteprison officials, and through
the influence of powerful friends on
the outside, however, he was granted
"provisional freedom", which meant
that he must remain within reach of
the Spanish authorities. Becoming
alarmed at the fate of others who had
been treated likewise, he fled to this
country; and joined relatives who live'
here. He says that he knows of sev-
eral instances that came under his ob-
servation while in prison where" men
were called out and put to death with-
out the semblance of a trial. Of his
imprisonment he says:
"They cdo'what they 'please with
prisoners They feed them on beans

and small quantities of tough meat. I
saw.a wounded man suffering from. his
wounds, ancl without appetite for or-
dinary food.. Some of us who had
money wanted to have a chicken
boiled for him. We would pay for it.
The officers would not allow it. They
don't waste, paper and ink to Write
down any sentences of dearth. They
don'" show you any writing. All they
do is to tell you to go into the 'black
room', and it is all over with you. They
do not allow the prisoners trials.
"I was reading a scrap of newspaper
one day, and was scribbling on its
margin, when a guard drew his gun,
and yelled at me, 'You're not allowed
to read nor write'. I slept on the floor
the first month of my imprisonment.
"I was afraid to stay in the town,
for I knew one man who was. released
provisionally like I was, and it ended
badly for him. One day he received
notice to report back at the prison. The
next day he was sent out to be shot.
I got out because I had money and in-
fluential friends."
Trilby, June "7.-D. W. Dillard was
married Saturday afternoon to Mrs.
Georgia Clements at the residence of,
W .W. Thnmrnm nn --,



District. ]
1. Pilot Town ................
2. New Berlin ...... ..........
3. Dinsmore ...... ...... .....
4. Baldw in ... ... ............
5. M axville ...... .............
6. P rice's ........ ...... .......
7. M oncrief ......... ...........
8. Panam a ....... ..............
9. Chaseville ......... ........
10. Mayport .... ... ............
11. Pablo .... ...... ...........
12. Arlington ...... ...........
13. South Jacksonville ........
14. Mandarin .... .......... ..
15. Jacksonville-Ward. 1........
16. Jacksonville-Ward 2.......
17. Jacksonville-Ward 8.......
18. Jacksonville-Ward 4.......
19. Jacksonville-Ward 5.......
20. Jacksonville-Ward. -.......
21. Jacksonville-Ward 7.......
22. Jacksonville-Ward 8.......
23. Jacksonville-Ward 9.......
24. Duval Station ...............



4 1-3 1 2-3
7 5-7 12 2-7
21 ..
17 3-4 5 1-4

t Totals ...... .................. 122 11-84 56 73-8

District No. I--Pilot Town.
s Democrats-No vote.
t Straigh:touts-Charles1 Wilson,' 5; C
;t B. Spencer, 5.
t District No. 2-New Berlin.
e Democrats-Harrison Stanett, 23; D
e McDonald, 13.
n Straightouts-A. W. Lawless, 29; Da
e vid Kemps, 16.
e District No. 3-Dinsmore.
t Democrats-E. C. Pickett, 34; Johr
r Braddock, 34; L. P. Higginbotham, 34
d Straightouts-E. T. Johnson, 37.
District No, 4--Baldwin.
" Democrats-C. M. Haile, 8; W. L
g Tomakers, 8; D. J. Parish, 8.
e Straightouts-L. B. Harvey, 7; G. M
Turner, 7; B. B. Pringle, 7.
District No. 5-Maxville.
r) Democrats-E. H. Padgett, B. ,H
E Powell. Vote not given.
I District No. 6-Price's.
e Democrats-Isaac Silcox, 61; C. W.
Ellis, 61; G. W. Plummer, 61; W. S.
Pickett, 61; J. S. Simmons, 61.
.Straigh'touts-Vote not given, but
about 30 for each candidate.
I District No. 7-Moncrief.
Democrats-H. J. Picketet, Richard
Speir, Pat Price, each '17.
I Straightouts-John W. Pickett, C. C.
Ponce, Henry Price, each 28.
District No. S-Panama.
Democrats-G. W. Arnold, 28; A. B.
liBuzhardt, 15. ,
Straightouts-Alonzo Fisher. 13.
District No. 9-C-itsh-eville.
Demo,,crats--J. B. Par-on:,n. 7: P.. XW.
Atkinson. 7.
S:traibht,:,uts--.. T.'Cuzner. 7: James
Hartleyv. 7.
/ Di4triet No. 10--Iayport.
De .:mo,.rats-Fr.tink Fl ,:,y,. 41): C. S.
Norris, 3_ : Andrew Silas. 41); A. J.
Fl.:\,... 3:'.: John Tiillts.on, ;J7.
S tra'ightouts-'F. F. Andrew, 37, Ed-
win Houston; 37. "
District No. 11-Pabio.
Democrats-E. B. Lowe, 13; Johu
Dutton, 13; C. Wentz, 13. '
Straightouts-Vote not given.
District No. 12-Arlington.
Democrats-Louis Carr, 9; F. F.
Marshall, 9.
Straightouts-E. M. Fitting, 11; W.
Cook, 11.
District No. 13-South Jacksonville.
Democrats-J. J. Whittaker, 71; Geoe.
S. Ferry, 69; M. L. Hoover, 59; R. F.
Bowden, 58.
Straightouts-Vote not given.
District No. 14-Mandarin.
Democrats-Vote not given. ,
Straightouts-R. H. Bowden, 68; J.
H. Jacks, 68; E. S. Lory, 68; G. A. Petty,
68; P. T. Acosta, 67; Louis Sparkman,
68; M. J. Brown, 68.
District No. 14-Ward 1, City.
Democrats-John Coniff, 69; Aquilla
Chase, 65; F. C. Groover, 71; I. L. Har-
ris, 68; G. M. Nolan, 71; J. B. Christie,
Straightouts-S. G. Searing, 67; W.
B. Scott, 67; B. B. Pope, 74; Morrill
Foster, 64; Roland Woodward, 66; J.
R. Thurber, 66.
I I District No. 16-Ward 2.
Democrats-C. W. Scott, 29; H. Bark-
er, 31: J. A. Ritter, 29; J. H. Stephens,
29; William Aird, 30; T. V. Cashen, 32;
W. J. Travers, 28; William M. Patter-
son, 30.
Straightouts--N. B. Bro-ard, 85; T.
L. Irwin, 84; W. H. McCurdy, 84; E.
Williams, 83; D. J. Paul, 85; L. A.
Beachel, 83; A. W. Cockrell, Jr., ,85;
H-. J. Sloan, 82. 1 1
District No. 17-Ward 3.
Democrats-A. G. Hartridge, 157; J.
"C. Cooper, 160; Tola Canova, 155;
John Doyle, 157; C. H. Robertson, 158;
Charles Marvin, 162;_ S. B. Hubbard,
157; E. B. Van Deman, 158; W. A.
Bours, 158; F. P. Fleming, 160; Frank
Mira, 157; E. J. E. McLaurin, 159; W.
C. West, 158; W. A. McLean, 157; J. E.
Merrell, 159; W. M. Bostwick, Jr.,. 157;
C. Buckman, 160; L. Canova, 156; Geo.
0. Holmes, 157; Chas. Blum, 153.
Straightouts-F.- D. M411er, 148; .Crom.
Gibbons, 147; R. D. Knight, 149; Jas.
A. Bishop, 149; W. A. Dell,, 147; R. C.
Scott, 150; Columbus B. Smith, 148; W.
A. Summerville, 146; Montgomery
Corse, 148; J., T. MacDonell, 144; Me-
Queen Saunders, 145; Tom Turner, 146;
J. J-. Daley, 146; Jas. Healy, 144; G. L.
Baxter, 145; W. C. Tylee, 145; J-. E.
Ivanosky, 143, Jas. Saunders, 144; A. C.
Lewis, !45 ;'C. B. Crews, 143.
District No. 18--Ward 4.
Democrats-T. H. Livingston, 173; G.
'V. Burbridge, 208; J-. C. L'Engle, 194;
W. B. Clarkson, 187; S. P. Holmes, 199;
C. Briekwedel, 197; J". E. Ivers, 193; G.
R. Foster, 194; S. H. Melton, 376; G. H.
Fleming/'194; H. G. Aird, 385; W. W.
Frazier, 193;, J. R. Porter, 197; R. An-
dreu, 188; R. J. Leite, 201; C. S. Ham-
matt, 196; M. A. Dzialynski, 210; J. I.
Munoz, 197; William Baya, 189; G. C.
Floyd, 194.
Total vote, 398.
Straightouts--P. ',D. CassideY, 234;
John Crowley, 199; Henry G. Aird, 385;
J"ose A. Huau, 206; Duncan U. Fletcher,
207; Perez F. Huff, 212; S. H. Melton,
376; "C. D. ,,Rinehart, 196; George ,H:
Green, 191; T. E. Owens, 197; Frank W.
Pope, 203; W. J. McTimmons, 198; Harry
G. Myrover, 204; M. A. Brown, 197; P. A.
Holt, 197; W. P. Ward, 197; T. A. Led-
with, 202; C. L. M!ariam, 194; C H.
Berg, 191; J". M. Barrs, 207
District No. 19--Ward 5.

Democrats-E. J. Triay, 147; C. Bene-
dict, 148; C. ,R. Bisbee, 150; W. McL.
Dancy, 147; D. H. Ground, 150; G. W.
Parkhill, 149;.Jules Solomon, 147; T. W.
Roby, 149; W. T. Delaporte, 153; I.
PrivnOi~q.1- 1K9"> A itoimisf -Rbirn~ 14A7- W.-T A-

0fi i List of Those \Who NAiii Hnve
H Voice it I the Convention.
F.oilowing is an .-,ffil ial list ',c
,l.lelsates who w,ll I:,?* entitled f^
mnittainee to, t he convent ion,to-m,:
District 1. Pilot Tw, Ca. .. :"
s'-.:,n. C2. P.. Spencer. *"";-*^ w^'-
EDstrict N,. *2. Ne-iv Be,in-HarrKg
Stanatt. A. W. L al\'! David. 1eP
Dist," -t D -)ir m.,re--E *P'ic.I
J:.l-n B,.iM,?!,:,,?j L. P. Higginljothian).
and,D. T., J,,nsn.
District 4, Baldwin--C. M. Hale, W.
L. Voraker, D. J. P-iri-h.
District 5, Maxville-E. H. Pailz-ett.
B., H. Powell.
District 6, Price's-Iz-a-a- Sil:.-ox.C.W.
Ellis, G. W. Plumrher, W. S. Pickett.
and J. S. Simmons.
District 7, Moncrief-John W. Pick-
ett, Henry Price, C. C. Ponce. ;,
District 8, Panama-G. W. Arnold..-
A. B. Buzhardt.
District 9, Chaseveile-J. B. Pa!-s-.ns.
,R. W. Atkinson, A. T. Cuzn,-r. and
James Hartley, one-half'vote ea,:h..oy
District 10, Mayport-Frank Fl,,vd.
C., S. Norris, Andrew Silas' A. J.
Floyd. John Tillotson, T. F. Anidrtev.
and Edwin Houston, the last three
onie-third vote each. ,,..1
District 11, Pablo-E. B. Lowe, John
Dutton, C. Wentz.
District 12, Arlington-E. M. Tetting,
W. Cook.
District 13, South Jacksonville-J. J.-
Whitaker, George S. Ferry, M. L.
Hoover, R. F. Bowden.I ,'
District 14, Mandarin-R, H. Bowd,.len.
J. H. Jacks, E. S. Long, G. A. P,-tty,
P. T. Acosta, Louis Sparkman, milNl M.
J. Brown. "
District 15, Jacksonville, Ward 1-B.
B. Pope, F. C. Groover, G. M. N.:ilan.
,John Coniff, I. L. Harris, J. B. Chri-
tie, S. ,G. Searing, W. B. Scott,, the last
three 1one-third vote. each. '
District J6, Ward 2-N. B. Bro-war,1,
T. L. Irwin, W. Hi. McCurdy, E. Wil-
liams, D. J. Paul. L. A. Beachel, A. W.
Cockrell, Jr., H. J. Sloan.
District 17,,Ward 3-A. G. Hartrild-e,
J. C. Cooper, Tola Conova, John Doyle,
C. H. Robertson, Charles Marvin, S.
B. Hubbard, E. B. Van Deman, W. A.
Bours, F. P. Fleming, Frank Mira, E.
J. E. McLaurin, W. C. West, W. A.
McLean, J. E. Merrill, W, M. Bost-
wick, Jr., C. Buckman, L. Canova,
George O. ,Holmes, Charles Blum.,
District 18, Ward 4-G. V. Burbridge,
S. P. Holmes, S. H. Melton, R.
J. Liete, M. A. Dzialynski, -, P,
D. Cassidey, John Crowley, Henry G.
Aird, Jose A. Huau, Duncan UT.
Fletcher, Perez F. Huff, Frank W
Pope, W. IJ. McTimmons, Harry G.
Myrover, T. A. Ledwith, J. M. Barrs,
T. E. Owens, M. A. Brown, P, A. Holt,
W. P. Ward, C. Brickwedel, J. R. Por-
ter, J. I. Munoz, the last seven having
four-sevenths vote each.
District 19, Ward 5-E. J. Triay, C.
Benedict, C. R. Bisbee, W. McL.
Dancy, D. H. Ground. G. W. Parkhill,
Jules Solomon, T. W. Roby, W. T. Del-
'aporte, I. Grunthal, August Blum, W.
A. Bisbee, Oscar Nolan, Dr. R. H.
Dean, C. H. Bell, J. E. iPeacock, H. L.
Taylor, Dr. A. D. Williams.
District 20,. Ward 6-N. Von Dohlen,
T. J. Boyd, S. 0. Roberts, J. R. Uguet.
E. C. Beach.
District 21, Ward 7-F. F. L'Engle,
J. E. T. Bowden, J. H. Burroughs, E.
A. Chaplain, Joseph Diamond, A. K.
Spencer, J. H. Pincus, W. D. Vinzant,
W. G. Hawkins, M. E., Hunt, Henry
Kappher, Harry J. Genth, Jr.m E. L.
Rowand, F. K. Howard, F. M. Gage,
W. W. Cleaveland, C. 0. Abbott, Geo.
W. Dayis, Jr., I. H. Harmon, F. Camp-
bell, J. L. Romero.
District 22, Ward 8-J. S. Price, H.
Mason, E. G. Blair, A. Drysdale, C. A.
Lay, R. C. Burrett.
District 23, 'Ward 9-T. L. Allen, C.
W. Maxwell, F. I. Kenyon, W. T. Cot-
ter, F. Clarkson, F. J. Hyde, W. H.
Smith: 0. B. Burroughs, C. Hopkins, J.
B. Morrello, Telfair Stockton, T. T.
Wall, C. B. Rogers, J. D. Sinclair, R..1
H. McMillan, W. H. Baker, George W.
Stuart, and the following with six-
eighths vote each: W. R. Thompson, C.
F. Verelst, Walter Hawkins, I. M. Cox,
A. E. McNlamra, J. E. Hartridge, S. C.
Boylston, M. L. Townsend.
Duval Station-D. 0. Oglesby, F. T. C
Hulburt, L. H. Tyson, A. B. Geiger, J. .'



"Straightouts" Lef. Far Behind
at-the Prirnarie3.


Returns Received Last Evening
Show That the Democrats Will


Decision of the Dernocratic
County Convention.


They Lost on Every Proposition That
Was Made-aIr. Triay Was In-
dorsed for State Comptroller.
Cuban Resolutions Adopted.

The "straightouts" were sadly in the
minority at the Democratic County
Convention held at the Opera House
yesterday, and, no one realized it more
than they did. They were defeated on
every proposition that they presented
to the convention, and by majorities
that left no mistaking of the sentiment
Pof the delegates present. 0
They started out With the plans as
oulined in yesterday's Citizen, to elect
a chairman of the convention who
should he favorable to them and to
their 16-to-1 free-silver ideas. They
made long arguments in favor of free
s'Iver, hoping thereby to influence the
votes of delegates who were n6t in
accord with them, and, from the noise
that was made by the spectators ill
the gallery, it might have been thought
that it was a free-silver convention.
But it wasn't, and the "straightouts"
were veryfbadly left.
The "straightouts" undoubtedly
would not have made the issue of free
silver had they not thought that they
could con trol the convention in this
way. They laid down the broad prop-
osition that there was only one issue
before the convention, and that this
was on the financial question. They
said that, such being the case, they
wanted a chairman who should be in
accord with their ideas. They thought
that the convention should pronounce
for free silver, and that this should be
done by electing a free-silver chair-
Free Silver Not in It.
The free-silver heresy, was not par-
ticularly prevalent in the convention,
h.o,\.r, and the "straightouts" found
out that their planning and counsel-
ling and caici.:11ni[i- had been in vain.
The Democrats. Who were opposed' to
them -insisted that the financial ques-
tion had not been made one of the is-
sues o0f te1. M.:.ti..! of delegates, and
that it 'had nothing to do with it.
The "straightouts" on the contrary in-
sisted that it had, that free-silver
si'.-,c.he? had been made in the county
an.1 in nearly every ward in the city,
Znd.1 that it had been one of the issues.
SLuch ei::.ng the1case, it shows how
-Iet -%Vas their defeat. They dug their
own grave at the convention, and were
uried by th+;r ..pponents.
The e.n entin passed off harmoni-
o'usly and smoothly, the rulings of
Chairman Triay being absolutely fair
and irop..i rtial. The "straightouts",
vlhen the'v f..uin.l that the'y were in the
minority. tl.,u ht that they should be
titlee: t.o, a little m, re consideration,'
n.:l made ,,me mention ,,f-'-gag rule",
:.ut. for the mo-,t ,-:- rt. they seemed to
ake t.he lef'.t with a t ,o,,:l gra>:- as
;e afternoon session the reports
-otn m i e s w-ere received. The
-,fwas characterized by some
aMrliamentary moves, in which
1.nan was called upon to decide
r'ry nice points, but which he
Fqmanner that showed hbm to
e well posted- in parliamentary rules.
MIr. Flemin. an? chairman of the com-
nittee on res.)lutions, reported that no
resolution were handed in 'to the (onm-
nittee., and that it t-,:,-red the follow- I
The Majority lReport.
"Resolved, That questions of coin-
age and of the currency are matters c
5:,r national legislation and for'aetion I
,y the National Democratic Conven- a
Lion, an,-1 that we will abide by and E
eartily support the declaration of 1
riniT:,i:ies on those subjects which !
hall l:,e made by the next Democratic
rational Convention. t
"Resolved, That the Democrats of
>uval County, in convention assem- t
led, heartily indorse the administra- (
ion of Hon. IHenry L. Mitchell, Gov7
rnor of Florida." (
Mr. Pope stated that he desired to
resent substitute resolutions. J. C. t
'ooper rose to a point of order, which t
yes that the resolutions should have
een reported to the committee on cre-s
entials, as provided in the resolution (
pointing the committee.
The: chair decided that all resolutions
should be reported to the committee,
uat that any delegate had a right to r
ffier a substitute for the report of the
Mr. Pope read his resolutions, which
favored the free coihage of silver, and t
lso. another resolution,' which in- i:
trusted the executive committee to call r
rimaries for the nomination of county i
Some Fine Points Raised..

Mr. Cooper interposed another. ob-
ection to, the latter resolution on the a
round that it was not germane to the c
convention, as provided in the call.
he'Chair sustained the point. e
Mr. Cooper then moved to refer Mr. t
open's silver resolution to the commit- *t
ee on resolutions. 4
Mr. Fletcher raised the point that the 4
committee had reported, and was no f
rnger in existence. e
"But it has not been discharged," t
aid Mr. Cooper. The Chtair ruled that, t,
ot having been discharged, the corn- f
nittee wis still in existence. and the r
solution was referred to the commit- s
*e. ti
The committee afterward reported in P
avor of the original resolution, and a
[r. Broward presented Mr. Pope's res- c
lution as a, minority report.' Motions 2.
eare made to adopt the majority re- 'I
ort, and to adopt that of the minority. c
he vote was upon the adoption, of the a
minorityy report, and resulted in a vote b
f 59 for and 110 against, as follows: f
For-Pilot Town, 2; New Berlin, 3;
[oncrief, 3; Chaseville, 1-2; Arlington, e
South Jacksonville, 1; Mandarin, 7; n
Vard 1, 2 1-3; Ward 2, 8; Ward 4, 12 2-7; C
Vard 5, 1; Ward 6, 5; Ward 7, 2; Ward d
2; Ward 9, 51-4; Duval, Station,, 5; a
)tal, .6113-42. C
Against-Dinsmore, 4; Baldwin, 3; i
[axville, -2; Price's, 5; Panama, 2; a
haseville, 1-2; Mayport, 41-3; Pablo, w
South Jacksonville, 3; Ward 1, 3 2-3; di
Vard 3, 11; Ward 4, 7 5-7; Ward 5, 17; c(
Vard 7, 17; Ward 8, 3; and Ward 9, 1l
37-4; total, 10327-28. a
List of Delegates. fr
J. B. Christie, as chairman of the di
committee on delegates, presented its si
port, as follows: b
Delegates to State convention-James n
Taliaferro, E. J. Triay, F. P. Flem- o0
ig, Charles Marvin, J. C. Cooper, A. hE
% Hartridge, John E. Hartridge, W. T. n
0achman, E. D. Plummer, T. W. ia
oby, J. C. L'Engle, S. H. Melton, J. o:
., T. Bowden, M. A. Dzialynski, J. B. a:
hr-istie, W. S. Pickett, J. S. Price, C. is
Norris, C. Hopkins, W. A. Bisbee, ti
riah Bowdei, W. McL. Dancy, Walter rg
awkins, F. C. Groover, C. M. Haile, N
C. Pickett, F. T. Hulburt, W. A. se
ours, P. L'Engle, S. P. Holmes", in
eorge V. Burbridge, Lem Turner, and it
V. Porter, Albert Smith, E. H. Padg- m
Lt. (I. W.7 Maxwell. H. Mason. M.W R. inT




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Will Be a Solid One for the
White Metal.


So the Two Gold- Delegates Will Have
No Opportunity To Declare
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in the election of delegates. The tal

Bisbee, 149; Oscar Nolan, 149; Dr. R. H.
Dean, 149; E. H. Bell, 150; J. E. Pea-
cock, 149; H. L. Taylor, 149; Dr. A. D.
Williams, 147.
Straightouts-A. W. Barrs, 114; W. E.
Brown, 112; C. Joyner, 112; W. F. Ivers,
113; A. H. Rowley, 111; A. W. Cockrell,
113; T. P. Denham, 113; J. E. Baer, 108;
C. G. Colleen, 11; J. G. Murphy, 111;
T. T. Stockton, 112; J. S. Hollingsworth,
112; J. O'Neill, 111; Robert S. Marvin,
112; S. J. Slater, Jr., 112; Wiley G.
Toomer, 112; J. R. Burleigh, 112; Al-
fonso Rivas, 108.
District No. 20-Ward 6.
Democrats-T. A. Bethel, 5; William
Macumber, 5; J. C. Halsena, 5; C. E.
Belote, 4; Stephen Roberts, 5.
Straightouts-N. Von Dohlen, 24; T.
J. Boyd, 23; S. D. Roberts, 28; J. R.
Uguet, 23; E. C. Beach, 23.
District No. 21-Ward 7.
Democrats-F. F. L'Engle, 202; J. E.
T. Bowden, 342; J. H. Burroughs, 20f;
E. A. Chaplain, 200; Joseph Diamond,
200; A. K. Spencer, 200; J. H. Pincus,
201; J. L. Romero, 202; W. D. Vinzant,
200; W. G. Hawkins, 203; M. E. Hunt,,
203; Henry Kappher, 200; Harry J.
Genth, Jr., 202; E. S. Rowan, 202; F. K.
Howard, 201; F. M. Gage, 201; W. W.
Cleaveland, 202; C. 0. Abbott, 200; '
George W. Davis, Jr., 202; I. H. Har-
mon, 201; F. Campbell, 201. !
Straightouts-John' N. C. Stockton,
154; Dr. J. N. Jones, 153; C. M. Conroy,
152; R. J. Martinez, 152; A. R. Paxon,
152; H. M. Sammons, 154; Edw. W. Vail,
153; John A. Diedrich, 148; Jerry Cul-
linane, 151; H. E. Lee, 151; H. E. Fret-
well, 152; E. T. Chavous, 148; John A;
Hughey, 151; J. W. Hargrove, 152; J.
M. DesRochers, 154; S. A. Bunkley, 251;
Church Anderson, 152; Azor Marvin.
153; R.'L. Prince, 152; H. J. McCal-
lum, 152.
District No. 22--Ward S.
Democrats-J. S. Price, 81; Harry via-
son, 85; E. G. Blair, 88; A. Drisdell, 86;
C. A. Kay, 85; R. C. Bussitt, 83.
Straightouts-J. N. Haddock, 61; D.
R. Blunt, 65; M. Hirschman; 62; J. G.
Smith, 58; C. Cancio, 57; A. T. Mott, 60.
District No. 23-Ward 9. "
Democrats-C. Hopkins, 160; F. I,
Kenyon, 163; T. L. Allen, 18@; Walter
Hawkins, 147; T. T. Wall, 164; F. J.,.
Hyde, 161; C. W. Maxwell, 149; C. B.
Rogers, 149; J. D. Sinclair, 148; Porcher, '
L'Engle, 144; I. M. Cox, 147; A. E. Me- ,1
Namara, 147; J. X. Munnerlyn, 145;,,E.,
A. Ricker, 146; 0. B. Burroughs,- 161;,
W. F. Coachman, 145; J. E. Hartridge,
147; S. C. Boylston, 147; R. H. McMillan,
148; W. H. Smith, 161; J. B. Morrell0;
155; Frank Clarkson, 162; W. T. Cotter,"
162. % *
Straightouts-B. R. Powell,, 133; TEl- I
fair Stockton-, 150; J. L. Ligon, 115; J. j
E. Johnson, 144; M. P. Turner, 146; W.''
H. Lipscomb, 130; W. R. Tho-mpson, 147;' i
W. S. Wightman, 128; 0. E.'Smith, 130; i
J. P. Gayle, 129; W. A. Jones, 129; M. H. .
Spiers, 146; W. H. Baker, 148; G.F.-,i
Warnock, 146; Geo. W. Stuart, 148; J. B. *
Yerkes,P128; E. W. Davis, 130; W. H. ,
Lytle, Sr., 130; C. F. Verelst, 147; M. ,
H. Townsend, 147; J. H. King,,131; C. C.
Peterson, 116; E. W. Gillen, 18, J. N. C.
Stockton, -2; T. T. Stockton, 3; E. P. <
Moriss, 1; W. H. Carter, 19; C. T. Doty,
1; J. H. Gardner, 1. c
District No. 24-Dnval Station. ,
Democrats-No Democratic ticket 'in
the field.
Straightouts-D. 0. Oglesby, 23; T. T. '
Hurlbert; 23; L. H. Tysen, 23; A., B. a
"< i ,e'r. ...: .J B A .., ta "21.


Hunt,* E. E. Willard, and John L. ME
vin as additional delegates to the Sta
Delegates to the Congressional co
vention-H. G. Aird, Spencer Houstc
,Geo. V. Burbridg-e, W. D. Vinzant,
I. Gordon, Jules Solomon, I. L. Harr
W. B. Pickett, C. B. Rogers, A. Dr3
dale, C. R. Bisbee, W. A. McLean, )
C. West, Benjamin Harrison, A. Gire
deau, W. B. Clarkson, E. J. Triay, C.
Kay, Harry Taylor, Geo. W. Thamf
C. A. Young, Frank Floyd, Osc
Nolan, R. D. Dean, August Blum,
H. Livingston, E. J. E. McLaurin, "
Robinson, T. L. Allen, J. H. Burrougl-
W. F. Coachman, and F. F. L'Eng'
and that I. M. Cox, Frank Clarkso
G. Muller, S. B. Hubbard, George .
Christie, J. P. Turner, George C. Floy
and D. J. Parrish be additional del
A minority report was presented at
read, containing the names of a numb
of "straightouts". The majority repo
was unanimously adopted, howevE
and the "straightouts" are thus shi
out from representation at either tl
State or Congressional conventions.
I. L. Harris presented, a Cuban res
lution, and the chair stated that I
hoped all rules would be waived ar
the resolutions adopted. The vote w,
a rising one, and unanimous, the resi
lutions being as follows:
"Resolved, That the Democrats (
Duval County hereby express their deE
sympathy with the struggling patrio-
of Cuba in their efforts to secure tho
blessings of independence that out for,
fathers 'obtained by similar struggle(
and like privations;
"Resolved, That the delegations re]
resenting this county in the Democral
ic State and Congressional Convei
tions are instructed to exert ever
legitimate influence to secure such a(
tion of the National Democratic Coi
vention as will most' effectually ai
the Cubans and best express our syn.
pathy with their noble purpose to frE
them from the rule of a, foreign Stat
and the oppression of tyrants."
The following resolution was als
"Resolved, That we, the delegate
assembled in county convention, d
hereby extend to the Hon. E. J. Tria
our hearty thanks for the fair and im
partial manner in which he has prE
sided over this convention, and w
heartily fnidorse him to the State con
vention as, our choice for State Comp
That Is the Opinion of Genera
Joaqnin Castillo.
Washington, D. C., June 5.-Muc!
satisfaction is expressed over the land
ing on the Cuban coast of the expedi
tion under Colonel Rafael Portundo. I
number of Cubans called at the Raleigl
this morning, to consult with Gonzal(
de Quesada, 'the Charge d'Affaires o
the Cuban Republ4c in ,this city. Gen
eral Joaquin Castillo came over fron
New York, and was present at th(
gathering to-day. In a conversattoi
with the correspondent of the Citizen
Gerieral Castillo laughed at th, at
tempts of the Spanish GovernmA't t(
maintain a cordon around the Cubar
coast, and sa-id that the landing'of th(
expeditions in the Laurada, and th'(
Three Friends was a comparatively
easy affair.
"Why," he remarked, "it is the easi.
est thing imaginable for us to land ex.
peditions bearing arms, munitions; anc
men on the coast of Cuba, and be as,-
sur r4 "f their ?_4fe reception by 6uT
f'rien,_] there. It i.-- true tir the Span.
iar,:]- have forty-six or fort,-seven zur
b,',at.s1,-: trolli n,_ t he w tars around ,t-j
islan,.. but they rl,: not anhount to.. 1 an
o,-,stll-ction so far asx%; w- are concerned.
Of course, if a ertliser sihouli:l ,_-.ome
ac'-roi.s one ..f our !,eats .it niight prove
,:lisastrotis. providitr- they sho-ul,] eorine
int0: -:los,?e, lnre quartere hut. you seie. it
i- a lpart ,Of tLi?h po',-'i~iilit', dipl ?i> o." efot?,,t to
keep .:tir friend; in Cuba UlI"li+,:l with
the neces tie3 ,,f th,- wx r l. e, been
ste,]Jily .itlee:?f'tul with but oNe excep-
tion. In the >asFe ,f the C., petitr.
wvhi,. -. a :? a m all ex ,e !,:.1ition. Iht--,,u;h
twoof the Competitor's men were killed
and five were captured, ,the forty-seven
others who were aboard were safely
landed, together with all of the arms
and ammunition that she carried. Gen-
eral Antonio MaCeo recently' sent a
letter, which I have read, stating that
by reason of the Compet4tor's cargo he
wvas enabled to win an important vic-
General Castillo, in the conversation
that followed, praised highly the work
of Colonel Portundo in fitting out the
expedition that recently landed. The
Colonel came to this coun,ry some
months ago to procure just the ma-
terial most badly needed ,in Cuba, and
.he result was a carefully selected c'ar-
go. Among other things was carried
Stelegraphic outfit hat will enable the
ubans to establish a telegraphic serv-
ice over that -part. ,of the island now
inder their control.
General Castillo gave the :'Citizen cor-
"espondent a complete list of the cargo
>f the ThreeFriends, showing the char-
icter of the supplies landed. The list
shows that the ,steamer carried 800
Remington rifles, 43 caliber; 125 repeat-
ng Lee carbines 43 caliber; 50 Mauser
cities, such as are used by the Span-
erda; 31 revolvers, 44, caliber; one two-
pounder Hotchkiss gun, and one 12-
)ounder Ho'tchkiss gun. Both of these
were mounted on the'' Three Friends,
ind one was used against the Spanish
;ruiser that gave chase to her. There

wtere also aboard 500 ball shells ,and 500
explosive shells, 400,000 43-caliber cai-
ridges to fit the Mausers captured from
he Spanish troops, 100,000 cartridges
4-caliber, 25,000 Remington cartridges,
1,000 pounds of dynamite, 3,000 feet of
use, 1,000 fulminates for explosive, two
electrical machines to fire mines and
orpedoes, 8,000 yards of wire for field
elegraph lines, 500 feet of rubber tape
or telegraph 'wire shields, 800,000 steel
rifle shells of 43 caliber, and 200,000
hells of 44 caliber, 1,000 caps for elec-
ric shells, one complete system. of tele-
phones, 'with wire and batteries and all
apparatus for field work, 5,000 rubber
oats, 500 complete mounts for cavalry,
00 shovels and 200 picks for fort build-
ng, 2,000 uniforms, 20 cases of medi-
tines, bandages, surgical instruments,
,nd sanitary corps material, 20 silk
saloons for signaling, 200 rockets, a
lash light outfit and a naphtha launch.
General Castillo is confident that the
nd of the Cuban war for freedom is
.ear at hand. "The conditions in
!uba," said the General, "are growing
arker for the Spaniards every moment
nd correspondingly brighter for the
ubans. There is not a property-owner
nI the island of Cuba, and I say it with
full appreciation of its significance,
vho is not a rebel. The Spanish sol-
iers are sick and disheartened and dis-
ontented, They have found that Wey-
er's brilliant promises of prosecuting
successful campaign have been worse
han unfulfilled, and now they are con-
ronted with the fear of the pestilential
disease that rages in Cuba during the
ummer. The Spanish army has not
een paid any wages for over four
months, and the owners of property
occupied by the Spaniards for military
headquarters and similar purposes have
ot received any rent from the Span-
ards for two or three times that length
f time. So you see that the soldiery
nd the civilians alike within the Span-
sh lines are chafing under these condi-
ions. Desertions from the Spanish
banks are of almost daily occurrence.
tot long since two entire companies de-
erted from the trocha and joined the
insurgents. From what I have told you
is easy to realize what encourage-
nent we Cubans feel to look for the
n Qrvl tablt sur~ccs of or\'T cause."0
















doned their entrenchments and fled
great disorder. Twenty insurgent de
were found. They removed th
wounded. On the royalist side five WE
wounded. While these engagemere
were pending the rain fell in torren
and in places the men marched throu
the mud knee-deep. Perfect discipli
was maintained. The General coi
manding has expressed his entire sat
faction with a successful campai
during the wet season. Former
fighting in the wet season was deem
Exports of Tobacco.

free alcohol in the arts and manufa
tures, this being done on the recomme:
dation of Secretary Carlisle and Con
missioner of Internal Revenue Mille
This repeal met so much antagonis
from members representing manufa
turning interests that it could only t
effected by coupling with it a compr(
mise scheme devised by Senator Pla
and Representative Russell of Connec
icut for a Congressional Commission t
recommend legislation at the beginnir
of the next session, by which free alec
hol can be secured under sufficier
safeguards for the Government's ir
terests. I
Reciprocity Investigated.
The policy of reciprocity was thoe
oughly investigated by a subemommit
tee of the Ways and Means, at the ii
stigation of Messrs. Tawney of MinnE
sota and Hopkins of Illinois, but it wa
thought inadvisable by the Republica
leaders to attempt legislation on tha
single feature of the tariff system, s
long as a general revision was out o
the question.
Although the House Committee o
Banking and Currency devoted muc
time to discussion of the financial ques
tion, it was able to agree upon but tw
bills-one to permit banks to issue ciI
culation to the amount-'of the par valu
of the bonds deposited by them as se
curity, the other for the organization
of national banks in the smaller towns
neither of which was passed in this ses
The only important bill recommended
by the House Committee on Coinage
that for the adoption of the metri
system of weights and measures at th
beginning of the next century, met wit:
a temporary rebuff in the House, bu
will be brought forward again.
While foreign affairs divided wit:
finances the interest of Congress, corn
paratively little legislation resulted
from the discussions, because so grea
a share of the conduct of foreign rela
tions rests with the Executiv
The first House resolution adopted
by Congress-and that after one hour'
debate and a few days in the Senate-
was that authorizing -the President tc
create the commission to investigate,
the Venezuela-British Guiana bound
ary line.
Cuban Affairs.
The debates over Cuban affairs re
suited in the adoption of a concurren
resolution expressing the sympathy ol
this Government with the insurgents
calling upon the President to accord
them belligerent rights, and to offet
the friendly offices of the United States
to Spain to bring the war to an end.
Resolutions were adopted by both
branches of Congress denouncing th,
massacres of Armenians in Turkey, and
calling upon the signatory Powers t(
the Berlin treaty to protect the Art
median Christians.
Seventy-five thousand dollars was
appropriated for carrying out the stip-
ulations of the Behring Sea seal fish.
series treaty with Great Britain.
Another resolution passed was to dpX
fray the expenses-of negotiating a con-
vention to. locate the boundary line be-
tween Alaska and British America.
One incident of the excitement that
attended the crisis of the Venezuelan
boundary dispute was the quick adop-
tion by both Senate and House of Sen-
ator Hill's proposition to'repeal the law
forbidding ex-Confederates who -re-
linquished commissions 'in the United
States Army or Navy to be again ap-
pointed to the service.
Legislation'Against Prize Fights.
The plans to bring about the Maher-
Fitzsimmons fight in the Indian Terri-
tory inspired the rapid enactment of a
law imposing extremely severe ,penal-
ties for prize-fighting in the Territories,
and the epidemic of train robberies in
the Indian Territory brought about an
iron-clad law against crimes .of that
class,' or attempts at them, with', the
death penalty for- an% incidental 1,s
o:f life.
Another emergency act was that au-
thorizin-g the Secretary of War to lond
tents to thie cyclone sufferers ,-.f St.
The dairy interests of the country
pre\'ailedt upon (C.;ngress to enact the
most important measure for their ,ro-
teeti>ion since the oleomargarine' law,
the ."Filled Cheese" Bill, which regu-
lates the manufacture and sale and
adulterated cheese,"and imposes heavy
penalties for deceptions.
The old Anti-Option Bill was killed
by the..House Committee on Agricul-
ture, and will not 'appear in this Con-
gress. A large fraction of the session's
business related to the public lands,
anid important amendments were made
to the publicqland laws.
A large number of bridge bills and
mniscellaneou, s acts of minor importance
were passed. ', /
\ Conferees N~ot Yet Agreed.
.[By Associated Press.] ,.
Washington, D. C, June 7.--No con-
ferences were held at the Capitol to-
day on the different appropriation bills
n disagreement between the two
houses.. The points at issue between
the houses are thoroughly understood
3by the conferees, and it appears to be
only a question of which house will
recede from the position it 'has taken.
Never in' the history of-the oldest mem-
bers f Congress has there been such
a condition where so many bills were
held up, and where so'.many confer-
'nees have been held, resulting in many
votes in each.house. \It has almost re-
,dived itself into a deadlock, -but mem-
bers of the Appropriations Committee
ay that there will be a, way out.

President Cleveland Will Open It
from Washington.
Pittsburg, Pa.,. June 7.-Everything
s in readiness for the opening of the
rwenty-eighth National Saengerfest in
Exposition Hall to-morrow night, and
a number of delegations of singers who
will participate. have arrived. 'The city
was visited this evening by' a heavy'
rain,' which had the effect 'of destroy-
ng the brilliancy of the decorations al-
ready up on many buildings, but for-
unately the principal decorations Will
lot ,be in place before to-morrow.
I The Central Board of Control held a
special meeting td,-day to arrange the
details of the opening event to-morrow
night. After a brief announcement by
President, John Dimling, President
Cleveland at the White House in Wash-
ngton will at 8 p. m. touch 'the button
hat will illuminate the immense elec-
rical lyre in Music Hall, thus opening
he Saengerfest. A series of entertain-
nents and receptions have been ar-
ranged for many of the visiting so-

Drowned by a Cloudburst.
Leavenworth, Kan., June 7.-Four
persons were drowned and considerable
damage to property done by a cloud-
burst ,that visited this section this aft-
rnoon. Water fell in torrents, smash-
ng windows, tearing down signs, and
flooding cellars and bottom lands.
)ennis and' Michael Desmond -and
)ennis and Eugene Cummings, all un-
der 11 years of age, were drowned by
going into a stone culvert to escape
he storm.
Kansas Swept by a Hailstorm.
Wichita, Kan., June 7.-A terrific
ailstorm at an early hour this morn-
ng destroyed thousands of acres of
ne growing corn in Southern Kansas
nith hailstones, cutting stalks off like
mowing'machine. The storm was so
evere that the roadsides are strewn
rith dead birds. The storm was ap-
arently general 'all over Southern
Kansas, and extended over a part of

All of Spanish America Sa
To Be Loyal.

But Some Senators May U,
Obstructive Tactics.

The exports of tobacco continue to
be large. Between the 18th and 26th
/insts., the exports to Europe, the
United States, and Porto R.ico, were as
follows: 668 packages, containing
3,986,944 bundles of tobacco,, 25,085 small
packages of ;tobacco; 184 cases and 108
barrels of leaf tobacco, 692,364 boxes of
cigars, and some 10,000 pounds picadu-
ro. In addition, 1,145 small cases of'to-
bacco of various grades were issued.
In Santigao de Cuba and Holguin, a
number of prisoners have been par-
cdoned. They were prisoners who had
been with the insurgents, then sur-
rendered, had their cases investigated,
'and under General Campos' decree are
A number of men left Santiago" de
Cuba for the Everglades, or marshes
of Central Cuba, to join the insur-
gen;ts. They left this week. The num-
ber includes Don-Nicolas Parez, until
recently the Santiago de Cuba corre-
spondent of a New York daily paper.
Senor F. Gomez of this city, in a
'pamphlet just issued under the title
"A Rare Case for Extradition", dis-
cussed the request of the Government
of the United States, asking for the
extradition of a Spanish subject
charged with forging bills on the New
\York banking house of Belmont & Co.
According. to Senor Gomez, the case
does not come under the extradition
treaty, signed by the representatives
of the United States and Spain Janu-
ary 5, 1877. The trial of the man-if
it shall lead to a conviction-will result
,in his being punished as 'a Spanish sub-
ject under the laws of Spain. Any ac-
tion, by the Government of the United
States will be out of its province.
Madrid advices quote General Pando
as stating ',that 36 full battalions (of
1,200 each) and 6,000 volunteers should
be sent to this island, t o push the
campaign to a close. I
The Spanish transatlantic' steamer
Leo XIII. arrived here on the 26th.
It ha'd a cabin full, of officers and over
600 soldiers in her steerage. Part ,of
her cargo consisted of over 2,000 cases
of cartridges, powder, etc., as well as
hospital and other stores. It brought
334 cases, containing 5,000,000 pesetas
,in silver. This money is for pay-ing the
troops. The twenty-four military tele-
graphers came on ',this boat. They are
specially trained, good-conduct men.

Keep as Prisoner a Messenger Under
a Flag of Truee.
Havana, Cuba, June 7.-The band of
Acea demanded the surrender of the
fort at the village of Gabriel, in Ha-
vana, and sent a threat tpo blow itW up,
with dynamite. The chief of the gar-
rison detained as prisoners, the mes-
sengers who. had been sent to parley
with im. After keeping up a fire for
two hours, the ,insurgents retreated,
burning' fourteen houses. They buried
five killed, and carried off their wound-
ed. .
In the' course of several, skirmishes
in Havana, Matanzas, and Pinar del
Rio Provinces the insurgents have lost
20 killed. .
Colonel Moroto overtook bands of
,'Rouque, Clementa, Gome'z, and Junio
at the farm ,,f" Molinet. in Matanzas;.
after a pursuit lasting fOur hours. and
inflicted. ul ,pon th-m n lnloss of eight
Colnel Figuero attacke,-J the insur-
gents in p-tositions held bIy them in the
h-,eights of Santa Barbara. in Havana
Province. Both sides ,c-.ned fire simul-
taneously;', hut .the insurgents soon he-
-an to b-at a retreat from height to
he-ight. They abandoned 14 ,of their
killed. l:but carriedi offt their wounded.
Thie forces ,:,f the battalions ,:.f Alva
an3'. Vize-.iya. aided by the fire from the
,gunboats Aleedo, and, Vigia, in the.
River San Juan, District of Trinidad,
fought a numerous band of insurgents,
who left seven killed when they re-
Captain Lopez, with 150 infantry
and a squadron -of cavalry, met the in-
surgents in, ,'the, Santa Cruz ,zone of
Guatanamo, Province of Santiago de
Cuba. He took their position, and
found that they had left two killed, "
and continued their march toward Ca-
ridad, pursued by the troops. They
again dislodged the insurgents. Ar-
riving in Bayamesa, they found 600 "
well-armed insurgents occupying a
good position. A hot fight ensued, and '
the cavalry charged, the insurgents.
They lost 18 killed. The'official report
states that the .troops had ,three killed,
while Captain Lopez himself was sort-]
ously wounded and 11 privates were'.
also wounded. .

r- Opposition Between the Two House
t- on Some. Measures May Postpone
n- Adjournment, Although It Is
Is Looked for This Week.
of Washington, D. C., June 7.-Ti
House managers have parliamentary
n machinery in operation that will enab]
h ,them to secure prompt action on ever
s- proposition submitted by the conferred
re on the remain ing five appropriatio
- bills looking to an adjustment of th
ie differences between the two Houses
- Instead of adjourning last night, th
n House took a recess until 10 o'clock tc
s, morrow morning. That 'action con-
s- tinues the legislative day of Saturday
which, by a special order adopted o
d Friday was made a "suspension day'
e, and will enable the House. to vote or
le any proposition after twenty minute
e debate.
h The differences between the tw
It Houses on the. four supply bills (th
Sundry Civil, Naval, Indian, and Dis
h trict of Columbia) are radical, but b:
I- mutual concessions the iouse leader
d believe-that the differences can bead
justed so as to permit an adjournmen
Tuesday or Wednesday.
e In the Sundry Civil Bill the Hous
d has thus far persistently refused to ac
d cept the amendment for public build
s ings at the capitals of Utah, Idahc
- Wyoming, and Montana, and'the, addi
0 tions for the public buildings for Kan
e sas City, Savannah, Ga., and tCamden
- N. J.
Differences in the Naval Bill.
In the Nayal Bill the House has re
t mained equally firm in its insistence
f on four battleships and $425 per ton
as the maximum cost of armor plate
d To both of these items the Senate ha:
r declined to agree, and yesterday re-
s fused a compromise. The Senate in
sists on two battleships and a reduction
h of the cost qf armor plate to $320 per
e ton.
d In the Indian Bill, in which the Hous<
0 'has no less than four times voted for
- the immediate termination of appro
priations for sectarian, Indian schools
s as against the Senate's proposition t(
allow them to run until 1898, the Housp
. yesterday declined to accept as a com-
promise their termination in 1897. This
same question figures in the differences
_ between the two Houses on the items
_ in the District of Columbia 'Bill relat-
ing to sectarian charities. Another
t troublesome question in the Indian 'Bill
a is the appropriation for the payment of,
_ the attorneys for the old settlers' asso-
_ elation. The Senate yesterday declined
r a compromise on this question, which
_ would postpone the payment of these
claims until further legislative action
. should be had at the next session.,
On the question of, sectarian school.
it *does not seen probable that the
House can be induced to'yield. Th_
probabilities are that the other itpins
will be- compromised, sax\-ng! and -ex-
cepting tlie p.u h l.,uildingrs, in the
Sundry Civil Bill. which it seems likely
' that the Senate will e\ve.ntuall\ a:,ban-
1 The main difficutlty in the way :f an
adjournment by the mhddle ,, of the week
seem t.:., lie at the Senate end,of the
C-apitol. where a single Senator Can
rI:)strut:-t matters if he shall choose
1 until the quorlm sh13ll fail. when -all
chance of a sine die adjournnment. be-
f,,re the St. Louis inventionn wl1 df-
a appear.
The intense? desire ,:,f nmem -l:,.-s at
t:,,oth end of the -Capitol to get away.
h,-weer, will do mut,,ch to,.'ard indue-
ing those who are di-posed to raise
factious opposition to yield their indi-
r vidual desires to accomplish this result.
It is possible that if Senator Harris
and, others who are, represented 'as
strenuously insisting on the restoration
of the Southern War Claims on the new
General Deficiency Bill should carry
their obstructive /tactics too far, .,the
leaders at both, ends of the Capitol

must decide to allow the Deficiency
Bill to, fail altogether in order to being
about the, coveted adjournment., While
the failure of this bill must embarrass
the Government, it would not stop any
of the Governmental machinery.
Adjournment Dependent Upon the
Maintenance of a Quorum.
Washington, D. C., June 7.-Whether
the Senate shall be able to conclude
the work of the session this week ,will
probably depend upon whether a
quorum can be maintained. Some Sen-
a tors are opposed to the passage of the
new General Deficiency Bill with the
French spoliation claims and the. store
and supply claims, allowed under the
Bowman Act omitted. Senator Harris
makes no. secret of his intention, to de-*
memd the restoration of these items
to the bill, and says that he., will not
consent to its passage, without, them,
except upon an aye a~nd nay vote. If
he shall insist upon this, a voting
quorum will be necessary. Several
Senators have announced their, pur-
pose o'f leaving tlt city early in the
Week, and many others will depart
about the. middle of the week for ,St.
Louis. Under these circumstances-it is
possible that adjournment may be
postponed until after the Republican
Convention, though there will be a ve'ry
general effort to. prevent this.
SThe other' appropriation bills that
have not been finally' disposed of are.:
The Indian, the District of Columbia,
the Sundry Civil, the Naval, mad the

Post Office.
Fought to a Draw.
Milford, Mass., June 7.-A prize
fight of thirty-one rounds between Jack
Ryan of Brockton and Jack Lucey of
Indiana was pulled off in a vacant lot
between Hollisten and Allston early to-
day. Ryan had the better of the fight
during the first twenty-three rounds,
but after that both men had no power
in their blows. At the commencement
of the thirty-second round both,. men
were so weak that Referee Jere Driscoll
of Brockton called the fight a draw,
and arranged for a second battle, to
take place within six weeks. .'-
Wheeling for a Record.
Chicago, Ill., June 7.-A. W. Luse of
the Press Cycling Club, Buffalo, start-
ed at 3:30 o'clock this morning from the
Chicago City Hall in an endeavor to
break the Chicago-New York record.
He was paced as far as Hammond,
Ind., by Robert P. Searle, who holds
the record of, 5 days, 22 hours, 15 min-
utes for the. distance. L'uce expects to
make the journey in less than five
Troublous Times in Turkey.
London, England, June 8.-The Daily
News has a dispatch fromConstanti-
'nople that says: There is great anxiety
here on account of the continued arrest
of the Armenians and Turks, especially
the latter. The city is full of rumors
of discovery of plots, and there is in-
creased vigilance at the palace, the
cavalry and other patrols having been'

s Two Detachments Mistake Each
Other for Insurgents and Blaze
Away Poor Marksmanship
Caused Only One Death.

e Havana, Cuba, May 29, 1896.-The
y Spanish newspapers teem with articles
e on the loyalty of Spaniards' in the Re-
V, publics of Mexico, Uruguay, and the
s Argentina. But that is too well
i known to require extended notice,
e Spaniards of Argentina and of Uru-
guay have enrolled as volunteers in
e Cuba, and to-day over 3,000 of them are
- serving in this island to maintain
- Spanish rule and Spanish supremacy.
, Spaniards in the United States and all
Spanish America have initiated a
naval fund, the subscriptions extend-
i ing over three years.
s The latest evidence of loyalty of the
Spaniards in Spanish America- has
) -taken a new form. What is deemed to
' be a very strong anti-Spanish feeling
- in the American Senate and the United
r States has been developed by press in
5 the mother country as well as in Span-
- ish Ameriba. It has led to the calling
. together of Spanish merchants in the
Republics of Mexico, Uruguay, and
Argentina. They have protested
.against what they regard as the un-
friendly utterances of the American
people, and have unanimously decided
to reqcse further purchases in the UJnited
Sto.,:_. The'movement was initiated in
South America quite recently. The
Spanish merchants of Mexico City and
Vera Cruz have decided on similar
action. American exports to the three
Republics named .have been consider-
able. The following are the latest fig-
ures obtainable from the report of the
: Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Depart-
ment, Washington, 1894: Value of the
American exports to Mexico in 1892,
$14,293,9 ;. in 1893, $19,568,634; in 1894,
T1.2,_41,149. Value of American exports
to, Argentine Republic in 1892, $2,927,-
4'k,: in 1893, $4,979,696; in 1894, $4,862,746.
Value of American exports to Uruguay
'in 1892, $939,030; in 1893, $960,606; in 1894,
$1.1I115.171. Value of American, exports
to Cuba in ,1892, $17,953,570; in 1893, $24,-
.157,698; in 1894, $20,125,321.
Spaniards Fire on Each Other.
i Some soldiers on detachment duty at
-the Olimpio estate, near Cimettros, on
,the afternoon of the 24th inst, went
into the hills of the nearby Toro es-
tate to bring in some horses placed
there for pastures. The Spanish col-
ufumn of Pavia was, encamped on the
Toro estate. .The men searching for
the horses saw them, and, mistaking
them for insurgents, fired on fhem. The
firing alarmed the remainder of the de-
tachment at the Olimpio, when they
went to the relief of' their comrades,
but seeing the supposed enemy in large
numbers in the woods they"fired a vol-
1,y an.] fell back to thesugar mills on
the O-limpio' estate. The retreat de-
ceived ,'the Pavia column, which also
had taken them for rebels, and con-
eluded that the ,:others were retreating:,
The prorriet,,or of the Olimpio estate
recognized the mutual mistake, and
rode- in between the fire. He- waved a
\i']hite handkerchief. He. in turn w-as
taken for an insurgent, and was fired
at ty both sides. His horse was killed
un(k-r him. However, his courage and
d 2ring put'a stop to the firing. A's a
rL-it Of this .bungle a soldier of the
H-iana battalion w\'as killed, while one
of the Royal Engineers was wounded.
Inipri.soned *'itlhout c,(n*e.
La DiseusiOfn oft" thli city. .-:,f th,- 27th.
under the heading "'To ;,neral W--
er". edit,,rially refers to, the su-Lr,-e:-ts
imprisoned in this city. the first h-eing that, ,:f Juan Ponce Gomez. a
teamster, from the interior the
island. He owns a transport system
of teams, and previous to his arrest
had been engaged at Placetas in trans-
Porting, mill supplies for the Govern-
ment. His alleged crime consists in
having expressed a wish to purchase
a, revolver from a volunteer,
a 1he alleges, to defend him-
self when near the insurgents. La
Disetusl states that Senor Gomez 'is
well known to the- military and civil
autlh-oriti-' of Placetas and vicinity.
Th,:,u-h he has been in the common
prison, since January last, no specific
charge has been made against'him, nor
has any lawyer or Judge been named
to inquire into the case: I
'No doubt the Governor General will
put this unfortunate matter right,"
says La Discusion, and adds: "We
aalso ask clemency for Antonio Perez
Guerra and Jose Vaquero Torres, like-
wise prisoners since January last, who
?o: far" have not been identified by the
authorities, and who have had no judge
named. to try them. They are well
known to Wholly reliable citizens, who
will. vouch for their loyalty and" fidel- ~
ity." i

















Fine Sport Is Promised During the
Three Days.
Louisville, 1Ky., June 7.-M. J. Fleick,
chairman of the race committee of the
Ninety-six Meet Club, has completed a
list of prizes that will be given in the
races during the national L. A. W.
meet. For the amateur races -a total of
$910 will be distributed, and in the pro-
fessional races $1,583 in cash will be
given. In the national championship,
medals from official dies of the L. A. W.
are-the only permissible prizes. Ama-
teurs h and professionals can ride to-
gether in these races.
The programmes for the three racing-
days, August 13, 14, and 15, provide for
nine events each day,' embracing con-
tests at all distances from the quarter
to five miles for both, amateurs and
professionals. Many letters are being
received by the meet club, stating that
argue delegations will attend. New Or-
eans, Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis,
Chajtanooga, and Nashville will send
big clubs.

Bout Said To Be Arranged with Tom
San Francisco, Cal., June 7.-Vigor-
ous efforts are being made to get on a
our-round match between Corbett and
17om-Sharkey, the muscular sailor whio
o far has whipped every man he has
gone against. Last ,night it was re-
ported that an agreement had been
reached whereby Corbett would meet
Sharkey in a four-round contest. He
would not agree to knock the sailor
Dut, however, but stipulated that if
Sharkey was knocked out in four
ounds, he (Corbett) was to get 50 per
ent of the gate receipts and Sharkey
nothing. If Sharkey should be on his
eet at the end of the fourth round,
he receipts are to be divided between
he two, Corbett to receive the larger
hare. Corbett denied to-day that he'
4ad made any such agreement, but
he managers of the' National Athletic
!lub say that a new deal is now be-
.ng negotiated, which will result in a
ght of some sort June 23.
Five-Mile Record Broken.
New York, N. Y., June 7.-The Kings
countyy Wheelmen held their annual
ve-mile road race on Saturday over
he Valley Stream course. C. T. Earl
eat the State road record for the dis-
ance of 12m., 42s., made by himself last
rear. HPe started from srCar.tch and cn-o,-


Change of Command.

. Official advices fr m Consolacion del
Sur, Just published, state that during
the illness of General Valdez, his com-
mand in ,that,.department of Pinar del
Rio will be transferred to General Mo-
line. General Valdez will be promoted
for bravery in action.
A resident of, Caiguanabo reports
that insurgents following the battles of
Ciamito and Caiguanabo recovered 130
wounded from the field and safely
,transferred them to their own lines.
El .Heraldo de Madrid, referring to a
statement published by the Minister of
War, giving the casualties among the
insurgents, makes the following sum-
mary for the eleven months of 1895:
Twenty-six chiefs or leaders and 1,190
rebels were killed; 4 chiefs and 358 men
were wounded; and 218 men were made
El Heraldo draws a contrast between
the early months of 1895 and the early
months of 1896. During January, Feb-
ruary, March, and April. 1896, 37 chiefs
and 3,085 men were killed, while 12
chiefs and 1,618 were wounded, and 12
chiefs and 330 men were made prison-
ers. The result in favor of four months
of:1896, compared with eleven months
of 1.895, shows a difference in favor of
1896 of 11 chiefs and 1,895 men killed
and 81 chiefs and 1,260 wounded, while
112, more prisoners were captured.
Eastern Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba advices give a brief
-resume of the military operations in
that part of Eastern Cuba. The men
.of' the first army division had an en-
gagement with the enemy near Espar-
tilla. The insurgents were routed, and
put to flight. Several were killed and
two were wounded. Following, the en-
gagement the division made a recon-
noisance well into the insurgent zone.
Seven camps, including many tempo-
rary' houses, were destroyed, while a
large quantity of horses, hogs, and
Poultry were captured, constituting
supplies enough for several months for
a large body of men.
I A prisoner gave the direction taken
by the enemy, when an instant ad-
vance was made. The enemies' lines
were reached soon afterward. They
Were found to be entrenched. Artillery




What Has Been Accomplished
by That Body.


Tariff or Financial Legislation of Any
General Character Abandoned-No
Silver Agreement Possible--Reci-
procity Found Wanting.





















Washington, D. C., June 7.-If, a
now seems probable, the first session o
the Fifty-fourth Congress shall adjour:
this week, it will be the shortest so
called "long session" since that of th
Thirty-fifth Congress, and one. of th
/ shortest in the history of the Govern
ment. This record is probably partly:
due to the political difficulties between
the Senate, House, and President
which have forestalled agreements or
many lines of legislation, and partly tc
the determination with which the Re
publican leaders in the House havy
carried into effect Speaker Reed';
caucus prediction that the CongresE
would be a do-nothing assemblage
Legislation means appropriations, thE
House leaders have said, and as their:
opinion was that the Treasury's condi-
tion warranted no appropriation, excep
that most imperatively necessary, they
have held the doors tightly shut against
classes of billS that usually receiVw
F--emost among the inevitable and
regular acts of Congress are the annua
appropriation bills for the support o:
the Government. Their preparation
has constituted a large part of the
work of the session, and five of them
are yet hanging between the House and
Senate with some of their details un-
settled. For this reason it is impossible
to -give the exact totals of the bills or
the" grand total of appropriations made
by this Congress, which aggregate
about half a billion dollars, but the dis-
bursements authorized during the ses-
sion Will be discussed hereafter by
Chairman Cannon of the Appropriatior
Committee and ex-Chairman Sayers,
from the points of view of their respec-
tiye parties.
Had to Abandon the Tariff.
' ," ; Tariff or financial legislation of any
(general character was abandoned foi
all practical purposes when the dis-
agreements between the House and
/Senate were demonstrated by the fate
of the two bills prepared by the House
Ways and Means Committee. Other
lines of, business were tabooed by the
House because of alleged lack of rev-
enue, notably public buildings, public
and private claims, and all sorts of pri-
vate bills entailing expenditures, except
pension bills, to which last the usual
amount of time has been given.
One of the most bitterly contested
fights that has occurred has cropped
out from the provisions of the Indian
and District of Columbia, Bills for Gov-
ernment aid to church schools, a feat-
ure which still holds both bills in con-
ference. The Indian Bill contains pro-
visions giving 'the, homestead settlers
on all ceded Indian reservations an ex-
tension of one year in which to make
payments, and for the completion of
the, surveys of land in Indian Territory.
Inbeidental to the Legislative, Execu-
tive, a'nd Judicial Bill was an entire
*, revision of the salaries of United
'States' District Attorneys, Mlarshals,
,"and Commiss iofers. with the stipula-
tion that the termsof office of all Com-
m'q-iq4rs.-shall e."Cpire on June 3,0, 1S97.
1gkieultural Bill conferred up,:n
f5^(i-, dnt t.,^'Uthority to .suspend the
pns iti~nB0^ T-- 1' irnpo:rta tions of
;A oflesl animals':, and
Afica tion ,of the 8ecre-
rethat countries o:r
Sco i e's are free from conla-
IfOU, Is or Infectious diseases of animals.
and authorized the President to take
steps to secure the abrogation .f the
regulations by Great Britain prohibit-
ing the impo0tatio'n of cattle from the
United States into that country alive.
In the Sundry Civil Bill, the most
important legislation 4s to make ef-
fective the Carey Arid Land Act (which
ceded arid lands to the public land
States for reclamation) by authoriz-
ing the States to give liens on 'the
lands to cover the expenses of recla-
Some Noteworthy Legislation.
The most noteworthy legislation per-
taining .to the Navy is contained in the
appropriation bills. The House pro-
vided for fifteen new to~rpedoboats and
four battleships, but the Senate re-
duced the number of battleships to two,
and a conference is pending .over that
difference. The bill made provision for
the enlistment of 1,000 additional sea-
men. It also made unlawful the em-
ployment of naval or marine officers
on the active or'retired 1ists by,.parties
1!furnishing supplies, or materials of war
to the Government. A special reso-
luti~on authorized the. acceptance by
the Government of the ram Katahdin,
; ', which failed to meet thtf speed requ~ire-
merits of the contract, but which sat-
isfied the Department, being largely
,,an experimental craft. The naval re-
i 'serve system was strengthened by a
plan designed to draft vessels engaged
in the coastwise trade into .the service
in ,time of war.
An act was passed to establish a na-
,. pal training-station on,. Yerba .Buena

(or Goat Island), ,in San' Francisco
harbor. The Secretary was empowered
., to accept certified checks in lieu of
bonds from contractors for naval sup-
No special" legislation, was.-cont'ained
in the Army Appropriations Bill. Spe-
'cial bills'were .passed, .however, creat-
ing the positions of Chaplain (who will.
also be professor of history, geography,
and ethics), and 'an assistant professor
\ ,of, the. same branches at West Point
Academy, making the national m ili-,
-*/ tary parks fields'for maneuvers by the
national guard or militia, an'd a reso-

lutlon appointing W. B. Franklin of
Connecticut, General Thomas J. Hen-
,derson of Illinois, Representative Steele
of Indiana, and George L. Beale of,
Maine, members of the board of mana-
gers for the National Soldiers' Home.
Majority Against Silver.
Of tariff and financial legislation this
Congress, as was .said, has accom-
plished none. .With a safe margin -of
'free-silver votes in the Senate, and a
.. majority of nearly two to one against,
silver in the House, it was evident,
from the beginning that no general
policy could be agreed on. The two
bills 'framed by the House Ways and
. Means Committee, and bearing 'the
.name -of their author, Mr. Dingley of
Maine, one a bill ,for the issue of a
short-term 'popular, loan and of certifi-
cates of indebtedness, the other to in-,
crease the rates of tariff, schedules in
wool, manufactures of wool, and other
' articles, were killed in the Senate by
the determination to substitute there-
for silver-coinage measures.
:On the other hand, the Senate resolu-
tion, to prohibit the issue of bonds
without, authority of, Congress, one of
the last'important acts of the Senate,
was reported upon adversely by the
; House Ways and Means Committee.
The.only one of the many proposed
changes -in the tariff laws which be-
came, an actuality was the repeal of
that clauP1 nof fhe, Wilsnn' Act oivtroi-






















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That Is Now Attracting New_

paper Correspondents.


NIo Real Activity Expected Until the
Arrival of the Rival Leaders,
Hanna and Platt-Florida Com-
mitteeman on .the Ground.

St. Louis,, Mo., June 7.-Up. to date
there are fully five times as many out-
of-town newspaper correspondents in
St. Louis who have. come to the nation-
al convention as there, are politicians.
.Less than half a dozen politicians of,
national reputation have put in an ap-
pea'rance. It is not expected that there
will be. much real activity in a political
way until the arrival of M. A. Hanna,
Major McKinley's manager, with his
forces. He is expected Tuesday, as: also
is Thomas C., Platt, who. is coming to
look after the interests of Levi P.
Morton. It is also said that ex-Gov-
ernor Gear of Iowa will put in an ap-
pearance before the middle of'the
week, with, a corps of assistants to en-
gage in the preliminary skirmish ,in be-
half of Senator William B. Allison. The
bill-posting brigade o.f the Hawkeye
State candidate was here to-day, and
as a result lithograph portraits of Sen-
ator Allison have been hung in shop
windows and posted upon the dead
walls of the town.
All of the arrangements for handling
the crowd have been completed. The
convention hall has had all of the -fin-
ishing 'touches, and will be, dedicated
with pomp and ceremony this week. ,
As yet but two national committeemen
have arrived. They are G. W. Hill of
Tennessee and J. C. Long of Florida.
Bad Defeat of Quayites.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 7.-The Alle-
gheny Count Republican primaries,
held yesterday afternoon, were the hot-',
test in the history of the county. The
result shows that the reformers;- or i
Quayites, were badly defeated. They'
-secured four members of the Legisla-
ture in Allegheny City, two in -the Sev-
enth District, and' one in the Eighth.
The ,regulars won two Senators and4 "
-eight members of the Legislature, and
probably all of the/ county officers.
Riot at 'st.: Petersburg.
London,. England, June 8.-A dispatch I-
from Vienna to the DailyiNews says
that, according to the. Polish-Galician
paper,, there was ;a riot at St. Peters-
burg on the evening of coronation day.
A drunken crowd,' it is alleged, filled
Newski Prospekt, and became unman-
ageable, whereupon Cossacks galloped.
into the -crowd, which responded by
throwing stones. The Cossacks, it is
further said, thereupon used their
sabers right and left, and finally fired
into thli crowd, of which 250 persons
were killed and wounded and 500 were
arrested. .
Charge of ifurder Combated by His
.Testimony.- "
New York, N. Y., June 7.-Charles H. ,. '
Jackson, the New York newspaper man
now in jail at New Brunswick, N.-,J.,,.
was quite unnerved to-day when he re-
ceiv'ed news that his little son, Charles
Carter Jackson, had made a clear, in-
telligent statement corroborating his .
father's story of his mother's suicide,".,,`. ,
the most important feature being'that'i^
the second shot was fired when ,ck; .":'
son was away. Later it appeared fromff
the results of the autopsy that the sec-
ond shot alone could have caused death,
and that Mrs. Jackson could have been
fully conscious and able to converse
after the-first shot was fired. Added to
this eomes the announcement that pub-""
lic opinion in New Market had been in .
a measure changed, and that some of
the prominent citizens had offered to
subscribe a purse to defray legal ex-
penses. This will not be needed, .for
Mr. Jackson's friends in' New York
have retained Lawyer Allen. McDer-
miott" of Jersey City. Proceedings for
release on writ of habeas corpus will.
follow. If Jackson shall be held by'the
court upon~the verdict of the proceed-
ings of the Coroner's jury he will re-
main in jail until September, when the
Grand Jury will meet.
A motive for the suicide of Mrs.
Jackson was suggested by her keen
iisappointment at the last minute to
nake a long-planned'trip to England.
Charles Carter Jackson, the eldest
boy, after giving .his testimony at the
nquest, was taken to the home of J.
P. Mosher) in Plainfield. Mr. Mosher v
s Mrs. Jackson's cousin.
Mrs. N. A. Burdick of New Market
nterv~iewed] the boy to-day; and found
hat, despite his four and one-half
*ears, he had a very clear understand-
ng of the occurrences preceding his
another's death. He said that he heard
)oth shots. After tihe first.shot he saw
iis father leap from the bed, and .run

o his mother's room. He followed his
ather, and saw his mother, sitting up
n the bed and the revolver by her
,ide. Hts father left the house, and
he boy returned to the other room.
Ie heard sounds -of sobbing or chok-
ng from his mother's room, and soon
,fterward heard the second shot. Lat-
r he saw the revolver in his father's
lands. The boy has not as yet been
old that his mother is dead. Her
body is at Mr. Mosher's house, and
rill be taken to Alford Center to-mor-
ow. The children will be taken there
y Mrs. Jackson's brothers. The funer-
%I will be held at Alford Tuesday.
George S. Fox. *
Philadelphia, Pa., Juhe'7.-George S. /
Tox, for many- years one of the most
prominent bankers and brokers in this
ity, and well known in street railway
circles all over the country, dipd to-day
t his home near Queen Lane Station.
le was about 65 years of age. For the
ast five years he has suffered from
stomach troubles. Three weeks ago he
vas forced to go to. bed, and grew
readily worse.
Augustus S. Chaee.
Waterbury, Conn., June 7.-A cable-
ram was received from Paris to-night
nnouncing the death of Augustus S.
hace 'from a paralytic stroke. Mr.
hace went abroad for the benefit of
is health a few months ago. He was
resident of the -Waterbury National
ank, Waterbury Watch and Water-
ury Clock Companies, the Benedict
Burnham Manufacturing Company,
nd was actively interested in other
orporations. He leaves a wife and
three daughters. e was 70 years of
Catherine R. Gilkinson.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 7.-Catherine R.
ilkinson, widow of the late Detective
. H. Gilkinson, who was killed by
oseph Fitzsimmons March 21, 1891,
ed to-day at the home of a friend in
.dgeworth. 'She was .40 years of
ge, and the only woman ever licensed
y the courts in this country to, operate,
detective agency. She, had success- '
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A craze that makes a national con-
vention go wild is no new. thing in
American politics. Each of the great
political parties has had such an ex-
perience within the past quarter of a
century. In each case ,the unreasonable
enthusiasm that swept the delegates
off their feet .was followed by a reac-
tion that left the party an easy, prey
to its opponents at the polls.
In 1872 a split occurred in the Re-
publican Party, and the liberal element
nominated Horace'Greeley for the Pres-
idency against Grant, who was fore-
seen to be ,the inevitable candidate
of the regular organization for a sec-
ond term. The Democratic convention
met a few weeks after the Liberal Re-
publicans. What can now be seen to
have been' a crazy idea seized posses-
sion of nearly all of,.the Democratic
managers throughout the country.
They conceived -the notioin that the
Liberal Republican vote, added to the
regular Democratic vote, would consti-
tute a majority, and consequently that
i Grant. could be beaten by making
Greeley the Democratic, as %well as the
Liberal Republican, candidate.
/ No man inq the Uniied States had
been a more bitter foe of the Democrat-
ic Party than Horace Greeley, No man
had less sympathy with the principles
of the party. No, mroreabsurd' propo-
,'sition could have 'been framed than
,the suggestion that Democrats should
support for the Presidency a man who
had beenh-fghting them all of his life.
But argument Was thrown away upon
the'delgales, who proceeded t6 nomi-
nate Horace Greeley, amid great en-
thusiasm, by a vote o:,f 6S6 out of 732.
The result was one of the most -)ver-
whelming defeats for the D-mn.:,cracy
ever encountered by any'party in our
history. Not a single Northern State?
went for Greeley, even New Jersey giv-
Ing a Republican majority of 15,20(1. in
place of the regular Democratic ma-
jority. Only Maryland, Kentucky, Ten-
.'. ",nessee,, 'Missouri, Georgia' .and Texas
;.p,-l; ih.'.the p.3 uth,,,at.led to give Grant a ma-
-w.f., Dtwla wale. .h-ich'' vas .-supposedd
'...../. -jh rock~ribed .bDemocrptlc'Sa to,
, ..I . .'t t l rt .t&e 1 t6o 'l ia n t .' T e rn ..
'.P ''orai ideed, the' party as .almost
':"'* 0obtiterated; ," ,
",. A' 'dozen yearss after this craze at-
tacked the Democrats and wrought the
ovQ'th'row of their organization, the
..., Republicans fell victims to. an equally
'i unreasoning enthusiasm. James G.
'Blaine was fiivored for the ,Presiden-
\,tial nomination by the 'thoughtless ele-
ment of the party.., He was, however,
profoundly distrusted by tie1more con-:
,. servativeelement; who 'doubted his pet-
sonal honesty and feared his reckless-
5 hness as an Executive. But the major-
ity of the delegates would not listen to.
: any warning of danger. On': the .con-
"trarY, they "applauded those orators
; who, styled Blaine-; the, "Ajax Te lamon"
S, .and the j "Henry of Navarre" of his
party,,and who predicted that, if he
: should be nominated, "the shouts of
,, September ,victory'in: Maine" would be
,' "re-echoed back by the thunders of the
October,'victory, in Ohio", the "camp-,
.fires, and. beacon' lights" would "illu-
7 minate the. continent 'from. the, Golden
.Gate.,to., Cleopatra's Needle", and the
.millions"'who were "intwaiting" would
"*, 4 "rally to swelll the column of:,vietory"
':" that was "'sweeping on". .
Enthusiasm carried Lthe day An 'the
convention, but it was exhausted be-
f fore the end of the campaign., When,
,. election'day came, thousands, and tens,
: of thousands of .m en who had Stil:,l:,,rt:-.;d
l, ev'ory previous Republican candidates
, / either staid away from 'the np11s or
:' .went'there to' cast: their ballots for the

., Demo.cratic nominee; the Republican
.:- .to~tal in State. after Sta'te fell below that
': ".rec,.rld,, -d four years before; New. York,
}/ "'the' pivotal State.", went Democratic;.
Sand the Republicans were beaten i
*; national, contest for the first 'time. since

"' The .lessonp o~f1872 and the lesson of
... 1884 are the same. They constitute the

most solemn warninrgs against yield-
Sing to a temPorary craze. The dole-
* ;:'' gates who are .to assemble in national

,' ( .convention 'a~t Ch icago next month ean-
:':'. rot do .better' than to study this hi's-
.t0,ry,.with care. .,'
,i' The. evil effect's of..cigarettes upon the

-,boys who'smoke them, ,are more and
.' more fully realized. : The physicians Of
the country ,are telling the people the
truth ab.:ut the practice as'it appears
,:, .,frQm the :standpoint' of'its physical
''. consequences. -
The Medical Record, one of the, ablest
j journals of its class, says that ciga-
rett-s "offer an opportunity for im-
': moderate indulgence'in, 'tobacco", and
that this temptation appeals with un-.
usual foice to boys. Before they cane
into/ use the sight of a smoker under
lr a 'l6y_ars of age was very rare, but, now
,*''' the -ri-st mni.-s learn to smoke, and
th. fets of the practice upon growing
"h:,.ys, are most injurious.
The .Record urges strong efforts to
stop cigarette smoking. among the
young. It dubt.s 'the wisdom of pass-
ing laws forbidding the'sale of tobacco



in any form to minors, or prohibiting
the manufacture and sale of cigarettes,
because such statutes usually fail of
practical enforcement, while the fact
that they have been passed discourages
other efforts., The Record believes
rather in such agencies as the anti-
cigarette leagues among boys that
have been formed in many places.
"Within the leagues," it says, "ath-
letic and literary circles have been
formed, and a great force in element-
ary education has been availed of."
Moral influence will, in this, as in so
many other connections, accomplish
more than any number of laws.

A curious feature of the coming con-
vention at St. Louis is the attitude of
the colored delegates: These enthusi-
asts have effected a complete and dis-
tinct organization, with a view to the
making of a formal demand for their

Some of the people of the Northwest
are becoming alarmed by the. number
of residents of that part of the coun-
try who areomoving into. the South, and
they are taking steps to increase their
population by organizing 'immigration
societies, State and county. Minnesota
is one of the first States to adopt
this policy, and the completeness
of its organization shows that its peo-
ple are thoroughly impressed with the
necessity of action, and determined to
accomplish their purpose. The South-
ernStates should not relax their effort's
to secure settlers.

"Reformism" received its death-blow
when a majority of the Duval County
Independents returned to their Demo-
cratic allegiance. All attempts to gal-
vanize into activity the moribund rem-
nant Of it have been futile. A few of.
the late "reform" leader have an-
nounced a change of attitude. Otbers
are silent, apparently hoping that the
State convention will overlook their
recent hostility to the Democratic or-'

The following is from the Indianapo-
lis News: "A prophet is not needed
to forecast the condition of affairs two
years hence in the Democratic Party if
free-silver men shall control its nation-
al convention. By, that time. the cheap-
money craze will have run its course,
the party will ibe disorganized and dis-
couraged, and no, more unpopular and
despised men will be found in its' ranks
than., those who. are now apparently
supreme in its councils. Nothing is
more ; disastrous to a, political organ-
ization than to be beaten on a false

The West Palm Betach Tr,.p:,i,:al Sun
states that Mr. J. V1. Port-r ,of Hy-p,:,-
lux,:, ha; realized this .veal" fr-i'm an
acre anl ] half -f hucIk lan,:l l $2111)
-above all expenses. From tw, th_-r
acres. fare, on %hnsares. he has re-
ceived $100. As one oof the results of his
experience this year, Mr. Porter has
determined hencef,,rth t:, stake all .:-f
his tomato plants. From twelve rows
100 feet long ,-_,f staked plants he
has. shipped '60 crates of fine fruit, a
result far. exceeding that obtained from
,plants ijtw fs-aked. ,

'The Orland.o S-ar, a ne.w'Derr.ocrati
semi-weekly paper published by W. H.
Jev\well. sa's: "'Possibly the best thi-g
that o:,uM happen this year in politi ;
w,:,ul:l I)e- fVr the Repulbli,:-an1 to n,.-iFi,-,
nate a ,,un,.l-mn, y Pi.:-ideitial can-
didate. on' a sound-money lplatform:
,thenP trI the Democrats to n,.,minate a
free-silver candidate! on a free--il\-r
platform, and get whiptiedl out *:,f
,{heir boots. Four years hence \w,"-ul>M
be seen,'" rising phoenix-like t'r,:,m the;
dus and ashes of defeat, a reunited:
Democratic Party, purged ,-,f its her,--
sies, ready to i enter triumpha ntly up,:n
-power, and h01diit for, at. least a quar-
tet'of a century.''

A co~rrespondent of the Orlando Re-
porter-_discusses ,he 'expediency ,of the
special. road' tax Proposed -to be .levied
,in Orange county, and calls attention
Ao ,;the fact 'that .the ~county now pays
a man '$900 a year ,,for. superintending
.'the expenditure of' $1,545 on ,he puibl~i
road's. He also objects 'to the injustice
of taxing the people for roads, by val-
uation, and .hinks that a tax of 2 cents
per acre on land, as o':,nt-m:,mlaite,] in
the- Marks immigration law, would be

more e'-:ui t abi-,, while the sum produced
would be about the same as' that from
a 3-mill tax on ,valuation. .
The 'Dade County Democrat says:
','Why elect a man who, if his life
should depend on it, couid not frame a
bill or draft a resolution? To choose
such a man for a 'representative is
worse than, folly, for he will inspire
neither respect nor cnmidence, and con-
stant complaint will be made of his in-
capacity." And- the 'St. Augustine:
Herald responds: "A lot of wooden-:
heads are, always 'n the Legislature.
They sit there during a whole session
and never dare to vote unless tl ',by
friends how to do so. The question can
very pertinently be asked why such
men are sent to the Legislature, 'when
plenty of capable men Can, be found to
select from ." '

The McKinley method' of seeking the
Presidential nomination has been sup-
posed to be confined to the Republican
side of the contest, but the adoption of
'similar tactics by a Democratic aspir-
ant makes honors easy between the
two parties. Mr. Claude Matthews,.be-
sides having only recently disclosed his
intense devotion, to free coinage at ,the
Populist ratio, has been writing nu-
merous eloquent appeals to friends and
delegates, entreating them to go to
Chicago determined to secure his nomi-
nation at all hazards. In some of these
epistles he'has taken care to mention
the fact that he is Just back from his
"farm", a la Cincinnatus.
People who talk glibly about the ad-
vantages of free-silver coinage over-
look one very important important ele-
ment in the case. The great necessity
of theSouth and the West for their
development is capital. The people of
these sections must borrow from the'


Continued from First Page." ,
line," said Lieu-tenant Arteaga to-day.
"Our messengers go, back and ,forth ati
will. Our, regular route Ps well esta~b--':
Jished from Gomez and Carillo, at
Puerto Principe, to, La Crech, in Ma-
tanzas, thence to Aguerra, in Havana,.
and on to Antonio Maceo, in Pinar del!
.Rio. Gomez is much pleased, with the
trocha. He says: 'I-have 30,000 Span--
iards shut in along that trocha line. I
wish Weyler would establish more.
They are as good as-prisoners. As long-
as the Spaniards are there they' do,'
not bother me.. In fac-t, they die alofig-
that ditch faster than they would- be
killed in battle, and with infinitely less,
trouble to our troops.'
"That is true.- The ditch isrbroad and
ten feet deep. In this season it is full;
of water, from which rises a vapor that-
is bad' for Spanish constitutions. The,
fever -is doing- more for us, than bul-
lets." .. ..
Insurgents Vietorious in Three Days'
of Fighting.
Key West, June 9.-The following re--
port has been received, from Las Villas,
Cuba, by letter:
The Cuban'army in this territory is <
composed' of. more than 35,000 patriots.
The Spanish commander acknowledges
the loss of 1,600 men killed and wounded
at Caicaiajicara. TheSpanish Colonels-
Sebuera and Palancia< have been de--.
'feated several ,.times in the-past ,month
by General Gomez, who, in. these en-
gagements, captured two cannon. On
March 25, at San Juan and de? Los
Yaras, a column of Spanish 'troops, ""
composed of 5,000 men oand 100 ears of
food and ammunition, under Colonel" '
Seguera's, command, was attacked by
twenty-four squadrons of Cubans, with ,,:
a loss, to 'the Spanish of. ninety killed' :,*
on the .first day. The .march, lasted ,
three, days, and.d during that time the'
Spanish loss -,,as 27 .0men killed and`
forty-nine cars captured, and :it, is be--:
:lieve'd that;C,:,l:,ne! Segueta was _ither .
'killed;,or eapturel. .These fights:'were, -
'directed by Vice.nte Nunez, a strategic-
leader, of the last war.,' "*
There,,is no tir-u th in the report- tba,_4
Garrido and :Pinerio, Cuiban. ,-, _."
have been killed ',.-1"d -v,A'. _,-' .;,
Vicuna, the Spanish. G,-ntw.r~a q i-_'j'..;
die of, yellow fever, but ,1f i7^'et.oe, :^
'in, the thigh. _',v .
,.?.. ,, -.,.,.------ ~. I" .."'r ; ,'"'"- -
THE BERMUDA SEIZE.r',, ,.-***': ^
Btelie'ved To Be a', Scheme To 0 Alai^^e
a ('hu rter. '. ',
Philadelphia, Pa.,, JU,1ne ,: .,.
steamner Bermuda, which xas ,'ia"&.-A
deprived of its British recisterl. ,,I e.:.e.
of its filibustering expeditions aoa :e.i.
the Spanish Government. and -"]i
has been lying on the N e w-v Jerse y >.-.
of the Delaw-are River, vv as seized, to- -
day under an attachment by threebf f
its sailo0rs, who'claim that $27.75 is,'due
th em I I 1 1' 1 1 1 1 1 r : ..
,The real, object of the seizure, it.isi:
),-lie\-ed, is to have the vessel sold, and
then bring it under the. Stars and ''
Stripes, and ,thuIs obtain .,clearance pa-
pers. s,-:metthin- that athe manasrs
have, been unable tbo'do,."
Talk of Home Rule., .
Lnc-n. Englanhd, June' 1O. A dis'
patch to the Times from Havana says- ,
There is', much talk' in, official circles:
of arranging.'the.Cu'bah questifn on a,
basis of --a concession of home' rule "
similar to that in Canada. The Cu:b.:ns
are incline,:l to accept this, privi\ie]
Spain shall take the Cu:,ban debt and
the UTnited:i States shall uarantete the
Spa n ishlperforma nee ,:itthe ecrumpact.
Thilori ng-Two Dozeo
Ground. Injril
..Ottaxwa. Kan.. Ju 'l^
,:1 ,Oz en ,'pep p le ve r- e r, -,
c.t in 'f,',:.nt f' J. _c.C S .
on Main ,Street .wiSS B
circus parade, the sn'StB
,re -cipitating, men. n, '.B
fifteen feet t,> the sidewalk helow.'
Seventeen people werte m,:,rie or1 less se-
ri,,usly hurt.
The f,:,ll,,.vinar is a list o:,f the injure,.l:
Mrs. Ge,:,,'ae Stein atigh. Ottawa. L.g
br,,ken: Mrs. David Day. Ranteuil. I,_]d-
I3 hurt. w ill pIr,:,:al.ly dIie: M rs. N V .
Allen. Ottaw'a. wrist tbroke.n: Mrs. Th,:,s.
Cowshill. Princeet,:,n. jaw br.:ken: Mrs.
Lizzie IK. T. WViler. Ottawa. l:a,-.k
wrenehei:d: William Y,-,unna. Gre-enw,:..:..J;
Ernest Y,:.unge: Gl'eenwo,.-,i,. aim l:r,:,ken:
J,:hnnie Younen. ,l;reenuo,:>.,d. hiead hurt:;
Miss Mabel B_a,-_.lv. Ottawa. b;t:]dly
stunn_,?: Miss M,,llie E,-lmtlni:ls':n. ,->tta-
v~a. h~ac-k an.: sh,,.uMer hurt: I:al:,y ,-,f
Henry Tentnis,:,n. N,:,rw,:,,-,dl. face badly
c.Ut: Fran]k |'oii.e n <:ttawa, \\'ist
br,-,ken_: Miss Rosie Da\'i,:1s,:,n. Prin,:.e-
t,:.n, ankle sprained:.,

The" Florida Rambler. of DeFuniak
says that the largest snake heard/of
this season was killed near the creek; '
two miles south of town on Sunday
last...It had twenty-two rattles. .
A curiosity was sent to the office of" ,
the Suwannee Leader last week in the' .
shape of 'a' chicken with four well de- "/>
fined legs., The chick had sufficient vi- ... ' .
tality to pip through the shell, then it;
d ie d : ** .. .. : .: ,'
The NeW Smyrna Breeze says tha~t i ;

Mr. M. A. Brunson' had. a narrow es- ,
cape a few days since from being-
bitten by. a tarantula. He was pulling ,
some bananas i from a. bunch, when the,
deadly animal jumped out and ,made- s
,for him., It was killed by some of the "
bystanders. I I 'II,
The Orange City Times says that last-
Sunday afternoon, while' fooling with
a revolver, which was supposed to have
been empty, Will Lynch accidently shot
his mother, Mrs. Mary Shaffer, through,
the left arm, the ball passing, between
the muscle and bone just above the,
elbow, causing an ugly wound. .. .
The DeLand Weekly News states that
a man named Cowart was digging a
well for Mrs. Rinehardt the other day
and when down about twenty feet iri
the ground the dirt caved in on him.
Neighbors were sent for, and dug him
out in about-four hours. Fortunately,
he .had gotten his head near the ladder"
leading'into the well, and got air every
time the -ladder was shaken. He hada
"that tired feeling" when he was finally
dug out, but did not suffffer any further-
The Punta Gorda Herald is respon-
sible for the following paragraph: "Mr.
F. Quednau has something of a. femi-
nine turkey gobbler. He is determined
that he shall hatch and raise a brood
of young turks. At different times .he
has endeavored to run the hens off the .
nest and do the setting himself., Mr.,
Quednau gave him a dozen and a 'half ,,
of eggs this week, and will let the old
chump have his way. He is very, faith-
fut'at his job, and will hardly comet
off long enough to get a bite to eat."
The Times of St.' Petersburg holds
forth as follows: "We herewith extend
the hearty congratulations of the com-
munity to our friend Chiles on the re-
covery of his family from a most /re-
markable series of mishaps. Last week,
while milking a gentle' cow, she turned.
on him and hooked him to the ground,
bruising him up severely; another cow
kicked- his assistant over; Mrs. Chiles
fell on the steps and seriously hurt her
back;.the doctor Was sent for and his
dog bit the eldest girl, and the next, ,
girl fell against the piazza post and, ,
bruised her head; and the baby girl:
was the only one that escaped." :

East and from Europe. Hereafter
they will find more and more gen-
erally stipulations -for payment in
gold inserted in contracts. The
Hartford (Conn.) Times, the oldest
and ablest Democratic newspaper in a
State that has loaned much money to
the West and South, says on this point:
"Thegreat and lively West is indebted
to Connecticut to the amount of over
a hundred million dollars. This .great
West would like to pay it, if at all,,
with dollars that are worth no more
than 53% cents each. Western delegates
may consider a 5314-cent dollar of more
value than the cause of temperance,
but let them rest assured that they
will not be able to float any more bond,
in this region of thin soil unless the
word 'gold' shall be plainly printed in
them. They may abandon all of the
party conventions,'tear their hair, and
play 'new party' as much as they
please; but they cannot get rid of that
if they are to procure any more money

The majority report of the House
Committee on Commerce on the Nicara-
gua Canal Bill affirms the feasibility
and importance of the work. It refers
to the report of the Commission of
Government Engineers as merely vary-
ing the estimates of the cost of .the.
canal, and says that the additional de-
tails in construction, ,as recommended
by the commission, embrace features
that may not be required for many
years.- The committee contends that
the entire necessary appropriations
need not exceed $100,000,000, and- aveers
that the canal should be constructed,
and controlled by the U, nfted States,'
even though it should,-cost $lT0.000,o0b
or more.


Some of the "Mentioned" on ,the-'
Demoeratie Side. ; ,,
From the St. Paul Globe.,
So far in the progress of the Demo-
cratic campaign the party has lpre-
sented to it three names, ea,.h identi-
fled With the- cause'of the g:,l.d stand-
ard-Carlisle, Russell, and Pattison.
From the Indianapolis News. '* :
'The Democrats have many s.ound-
money leaders. No one really ,loul:,ts
that, Mr. Whitney, ex-Governor Patti-
son, Mr. OIney, and ex-G._,\ernor Rus-
sell are all free from the free-silver
taint. ; ,
From the Worcester. Gazette. ;' *,.
Ex-Governor, Russell's letter of/as-
tonishment. at being noticed outsle of
Massachusetts is rather ;to,-, naive'.
Still, it is only fair to say tIhat he makes
no concealment of h-s-',.,siti.:n ,n thl
silver question, and therein sets a g,.;0,:l
example-to all candidates of all p:-a.r-
From the Wilkesbarre Leader*
Indiana De ,:,,:.rats suggest thii; tick-
et: For President. -laue Matthews ,:>t
Indiana; fi-tr Vi,:e Presi,:1ent, W illiam
C. Whitney ,,f New Y.-,rk. Just re-
verse these names andl thve will l:,e a
se,.,,ner j',;.r that mtin in a jiffy.
New YYork an,:l ,Ohi.:, Dem.,crats would
be p:erfectly .satisfiEl.
F r.:.n, th,.. R .:..:i,-_ tr tt ial.
Ex-G.:,Xerln,:,r Russell is right. 0111,
party mus-t first settle. it financial p1l-
icy. WVhen that is done. the selection
,.:,f a candidate will be a simple opeirra-
t',:,n. If th- wrr ,ng kindl. of pli.y,"is
declareL,. subsequent proceeding ;iwill
n0 psses an intense : intert'Q. fi-t l
'Democracy ,:,f the East~ern- Rt tzey.o "
From th_,e T rre II.,',t Es.r--:. .
Personally we hae- been thinking
qilte awhile .:,f G ,6fvernr M atthew:s uf
Inliana "as the coning Presi,:lential
nominee ,if the 1-)mnicratie Party at
(-'hicago. but he ha.l., been jumping
al:,Lit s: and trying t,;, straddle s,:,
n-ii-i(tl. after th,- fashi,,n ,:f MeK inley,
th-at w\e ..:, n,:it feel that he ean l possi-
ly ,l get in it ser,,usly.
From thel Boston Herald.
The writ,-;r in the Atlantic Mo,:nthly
wh.: is treating ,-,f <:an,..1i,.l.-tes for the
P,'esid.ency..v li-euiSses Richer,.1 Pine-y.
He thinks that Mr. Olney's, straining' as
a lawyer would\'.11 Wfll ic hn t.) I-,e Pre-i-
,.lent. o-n the gr,:.n,':l that it has ma,:le
him a a..o,::,:l judgle' ,:,tf men, and: furnis!]he,..1
the e.c.apa ity to ,:ieei-..le questions o:f pol-
i,:-.y-. There will not i:,e the full-.st ae-
,:lLlieseecn:e iii this \'iew:; a l.,r,:,ad:1 r ex-
1:,=i~icn:. wxill I:,e regar,:l.ed: Ib many as
,:]-.-'i,'al: e f':r the ,;:, i<:'e.
Fr...m tn-.5 Pr.:.,;i.Jl:-n.:. J,.urnal.
If the attitude ;.of the New Y.:,rk 'press
'counts for anything, Governor Russell
is likely t~o' have the support of that
state/in the Chicago convention. A.t
least no other candidate seems t,:, nbe
coming to the front as a favoriteie
son", and Mr. Wlhitney>'s o:,nmecn>da-
tion of .the Massachusetts man implies
that'he, himself is not in the race. It
cannot be .denied 'that the sev+n tyv- two
votes of New York ,w.i:il.: be an] ele-
ment of strength in the:' RUssell h,>-,m.
From the Springfield Republican.,
$ The' William E.. Russell m,:veme:nt is

in a state of forwardness Very pl:-asinj
to6 General Ta.\il,:,i..--hief end;neer an,:l
promoter thl-r,-,,f. We earl%' sugge.t_d
that the pr,:,l:,al:,ilities were l:,rigbz t that
New Yjrk an,] New cJersey migh-t j.:n
Massal,:.huse,-tts and,, New. England in
tlhe sUpr:,,,rt of -our ex-Governor. Proof
of this appeared in the recei-nt :-.>onven-
tion in Trent,:n, N. J., and the fact that
it came .from the delegates rathe.r than
the party leaders is of interest. ,,'
From the Memphis Comnmercial-Appeal..
Up to this writing the D._moera tic.
Moses is still hidden in the bulrushes.
In the Democratic Party more atten-
tion has been paid to: the finati,.-al
question than to the nomine-,: foe the
Pre-i,]ercy. Pennsylvania, in,:lei,:l, has
presented the name of Pattison, -Rus-
sell has been indorsed from' Mas-a.li--
setts, .Bland has received the i,.:lo.e-
ment of Missouri, and Carlisle shoiil.
have.the votes from Kentucky. But no:'
organized effort has been made in the
interest of the candidacy of any, one ,f
these gentlemen. ; > 1.
From' the Kansas City Journal. ,. "."-
From the Boston Globe. ,'
Small wonder is it that the min,.ls of
Democrats everywhere who believe in
honest money and tariff stability
should turn ,towards such an >-l.:,:uent
and fearless exponent 'of their politicaal
faith, as ex-GoVernor William Eustls_
Russell of' Masssachusetts. The a,:'-
knowledged leader of his party in" New
England declaresthat l:rin,'iples rarh-
er than 'candidates will be ,.,f para-
mount importance atthe Chicago con-
vention.' He is not seeking a nomina-
tion for the Presidency, nor w,:.ul.d he
accept one6 at the cost of ther acrinfce
of his convictions aq to right an,:l
wrong. ,
Senator Hill is to-day probably' the
ablest man in his party not only as a
politician, but in' all that 'goes to:, on-
stitute, a, Democratic statesman.,x An.:]
he -has grown appreciably in the esti-
mation of his party in all parts ,:fIl the
country in the last four 'years. Ift he
should be named as candidate. for Pr-e-i-
,dent, those, Democrats who have in-
dulged themselves in mis leail-ng esti-
mates 'of the man would open their
eyes to the fact that they always knew
that he was the very man they wanted:l.
Hill Eraws a very good quality of p,'-
litical wood.

tables and the others had one. The
Canadian delegation was -headed by
Sir MacKenzie Bowell and Sir Sanford
Fleming. The gallery was filled with
ladies. Sir Albert K. Rollitt, Member
of Parliament, president of the Lon-
don Chamber of Commerce, welcomed
the delegates at the head of the stair-
case. Mr. Chamberlain was accompa-
nied by a number of notable colonists
and agents generals, including Sir Hen-
ry Brougham Loch, Lord Knutzford,
the Earl of Jersey, Sfr George Baden-
Powell, and many others.
Mr. Chamberlain was enthusiastical-
ly cheered -as he officially welcomed
the delegates. Among other things, he
said that he was rejoiced at every
fresh indication of the essential unity
of the empire, uponwhich was found-
ed all of their hopes. The omens, he
added, were never more favorable, and
he trusted that their deliberations
would result in an advance toward-the
goal to 'which all patriotic aspirations
"The existence of this Congress is evi-
',dence that we have to a great extent
annihilated space, 'and that further,
knowledge'must tend to a complete
agreement between the colonies and
the mother country. The same note for
closer union rings in all of the resolu-
tions, but all of the proposals are
dwarfed into insignificance in compari-
son .with the proposals to secure the
commercial union of the Empire.
"Such a commercial union will neces-
sitate a council of the Empire, to which
will be remitted all questions of com-
mercial law in which the whole Em-
pire is interested. But this is not all.
Imperial defense will also come within
the deliberations of the council of the
Empire, and-'this question is, the root
of a problem with which we have, to
deal. ;.
"So far, however, there has been a
deadlock. The proposal of the British
free-traders has been rejected by the
colonies; and, he proposal of the colo-,
nial ,r,- tecti.- nists 'has, been rejected'by'
,Great Britain. Consequently, we must
.find, a third co.ure, and in give- and
.take on both sies will be found the
terms for, such a i:,rop,:,sal."
Entire'.Dervish Camp) and a; Qunantity
of Supplies Captured.
Akasheh, Egypt, June 9.-Major Burn
Mourdoch's cavalry occupied .Suarda,
on Monday, and captured the entire
Dervish camp and a great quantity of
supplies. Many of the enemy were
killed and forty Dervishes were made
.Sir Herbert Kitchener has sent a de-
tachment of infantry to hold Suarda,,
as it is a very valuable position. The
pursuit of the Dervishes has been
stopped, as, the entire ,force north of
Suarda; with the exception of about
200 fugitives, has been killed or, cap-
t u r e d '
The whole Of the Nile north of Suar-
da is /now .in the hands of the Egyp-
tians. "

Movement of the Staple as Reported1
*by! Secretary Hester.
New 0rleans, La., June 9.-Secretary
Hesster has just, i?-ue-:A a statement dis-
tributing tfe movement of 'the, 'cotton
C.ro. -, b::.,- %,-2r .,Ul, ,:' f Statez. ,.,f the nine
m,:,nth-? ,:,t" the ?.-s,:,_n. fr,,m Sepitember
to May. in.:li-s He sh: ws that the.
a,-rtu l[ ,ilelive 'y .:.f c-;tt.,,n f1r,,i Tex.s
h ., I, -n I.'............. I~ales. ,a-i in 3.22P. .-
'.i1 1.r year. and:l 1.976.4 th-e year be-'
f.re. The anm,-unt. i:,r-'ught int., sight.
wh~i,:h inelu'les interior t,.:-wn *t,:,,:.ks in
exces- ,:,f .el:,ptenil-l r 1. a., ?h,-,'-w by
raJlroal a 'll:1 r-turn etc.. in each or
th" thre gr,.ups ,:,f States. has- been
1.$23.252 -,-_le? in Texas. 2.1i,416 in
other (Gulf Stat.,. and 2.',27.-,"'27 in 'the
Atlantic States. a dlefiit in Texas ocnm-
pare,1 wi-1h last. year -f 1,:S4,C.6,4. with
.year. before last .:if 1.3:,,..... and awith
1.,1 i. th. ie l.7,1"'.0,',): cr.ip ye'rY' .,f- 2S.96t :
*a deri,_it in .Gulf States of 727.14')-'uind'e.i.
last year, a gain .,:,o r year befrr'- last
of 3:;7.0.'5. anl- a gain over 1SB! of 39"'.570:
a dei .-it. in the Atlantic States ,,cif 753.572
I.iI,:Ie'r ]aFt y l-ar. 372.45' ) un':er "lhe .ear
before last. andI a gain of 244.094 uver
.Af'ter M-av. the ,m,:,Unt .in sight in
thre-n gr,,upS in Ith,- past tOrPe years
w- a.s follows: Texas. la.t ye- ar. .2...-
]'(2: year before last. _M0.S 3: an,:l in
1S3. 41.30;: :'other (Gulf States last
..,'_or. 1n^.^'.-_,: year I:,ef,,le last. $6 g-.l"
an.: in 1S9'3., i,.',,73.i Atlanti,? States last
ye-ar. 44..3'11: year t:,ef,:,re last.. 74.SOS:'and:
iln IS'2: 144.143-'. The "thi*_e gr,:.Ulps, as
al:,,,\e set f,:rth. e,':,n.-is-.t, first.,*:if Texas.
in,:.uInding I n,: i an Territory: sec,:,ni~l. ,:,f
other G;ulf States. eml:,ra,_'ing Arkan-
sas. Louisiana. Mississiipp:i. an,:1 Ten-
.nessee: ,.:in,-1. thir,:i). Atlantic? State?. enm-
bra.ine N,:,r-th an,:l S,-,uth Car,:,lina..
Ge,:rgia. Flouida. Ale:a ama. etc.

Severe Public Reprimand of Captain
M. A. Healy.
Washington, D. C., 'June 9.--Secretary'
Carlisle has taken action on the .find-
ings of the board appointed in January
last to investigate the charges of drunk-
Chess and: conduct unbecoming ah offi-
cer and a gentleman preferred against
Captain M. A. Healy of the revenue
cutter Bear, 'stationed on the Pacific
coast. The board found him guilty of,
nearly all of .the charges, preferred
against him, and found that he,. should

be dismissed from the service, but, in
view of Captain Healy's long and effi-
cient service, recommended him to the
favorable consideration of, Secretary
Carlisle. The Secretary adopted this
recommendation of mercy, and miti-
gated the sentence by ordering, that
Captain Healy be placed at the foot of
the list of Captains, and be suspended
from the 'ranks of duty on waiting or-
ders Without pay for a term of four
years, and be publicly reprimanded by

the publication of the Secretary's order
on board all revenue cutters. He fur-
ther admonished Captain Healy that, .if
he is again found guilty of excessive use
of intoxicants, he will be summarily

R*V. W. T. Matthews Preachles His
Farewell Sermon.

Pensacola, June 9.-A large congre-
gation assembled in the Presbyterian
Church Sunday night to hear the fare-
well sermon of the pastor, Rev. W. T.
Matthews, who had resigned to accept
a call from the Presbyterian Church
at Westminster, S. C.
Superintendent J. W. Trammell ot
the. State Insane Asylum has given
notice that visitors from Pensacola
cannot be admitted into the asylum,
owing to the presence of small-pox.
However, the disease obtained but lit-
tle headway here, and only one case
is now reported in the city. As almost
every person has been vaccinated,
other cases are not thought likely to
Rev. A. P. Pugh, pastor of the First
Baptist Church, preached at Ever-
green, Ala., on Sunday, and his pulpit
was filled by Rev. Mr. Webb of St. Au-
drews Bay, who was in the city on his
way home fronh the Baptist Theolog-
ical Seminary, at Louisville,
Miss Jennie Wadsworth of Montgom-
ery, Ala., is a-guest of Mr. and Mrs: W.
M. Loftln.
Paul Jones, a student of the' South
Florida Military Institute, a-t# Bartow,
is at home to spend the summer vaca-
Louis Boley. a large owner of real
estate in this city and vicinity, has"
gone to Germany for three months.
Colonel A. E. Hamilton left last
night for a month's visit to relatives at

honest. It would, in my judgment, be
absolutely. impossible to unite any con-
siderable number of delegates to that
convention in favor of nominating any
one outside of the party for the head
of the ticket at least." ,
Will Hold Their State Convention in
Baltimore To-Day.
Baltimore, Md., June 9.-The Demo-
cratic State Convention, which as-
sembles in th-is city to-morrow at
noon, will be remarkable in that for
the first time in thirty years it finds
the opposing political power in control
of all the important offices in the
State. The work of the convention
will be confined-to-'-tle selection of six-
,teen delegates to the Chicago conven-
tion and the adoption of resolutions
setting forth the views of the Mary-
land Democrats upon nat-ional ques-
tions. The delegation-to Chicago will
probably be named by the wing- of ,the
party that acknowledges United
States Senator Gorman as its leader, In
this event it will be headed by John
E. Hurst, the party's candidate for
Governor at the last election, who will
,go as a delegate-at-large, and who will
have for his associates John Gill, R.
Edwin Warefleld, and James Alfred
Pierce. The dominant faction, how-
ever, may, in the interest of harmony,
decide to allow their opponents equal
representation, in which event it is
likely ',that 32 delegates, w-ith half-a-
vote each, will be named. In no event
will Senato Gorman be a delegate to
Chicago, an' it is understood,that he
will not be a candidate for re-election
to a place on the national committee.
As ,to the resolutions,) there is little
doubt but that they will contain a re-
affirmati]on of the, pe'riiniipl:,e- set forth
in the last national Democratic plat-!
form, 'with a strong expression in fa-
:vor- of 'the gold standard' in national
?currency. .

A.11 communications relating to subscriptions and
advertising should be addressed to THE WEEKLY
FLORIDA CITIZEN, Jacksonville. Florsda.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1896.

A. Proliiloit i,1ii t Candidate
Pleased Nvith Its Platform.


Peoria, 1l., June 9.-Daniel R. Sheen,
who was nominated as a candidate for!
United States Senator by theiProhibi-
tionists at their Springfield'convention,
has withdrawn from ;the race and the
.party. He says, that he does not fancy
the' bne-plank platform an'd the aban-
,,ning of the woman suffrage prinoi-
. ple, and therefore '-resigns his mem-
'bership. on the Prohibition State' Cen-
tral- Committee, and withdraws/ as a
C-an.i.,at- f.;.r United States Senator.
His re!inati.:.n created, quite an ex-
,itement in the local Prohibition camp,
I6 anh interview, he said, .
"The woman's,, suffrage. principle, has
been m.iint-ainel,i by ,the Proh-ibition
Party since, 1882,, and -I do, not like its
:ein 'a l:,,:,li.sl-el from the platform. The
party 'Ii: not declare on, the money
question. either, and it is too import-
ant a ,testi.n to ignore. (Every party
speaks out on the money question, .and
s-:, sh,:,ul,:] the Prohibitionists. It should
,:'le,:'la itself one way or. the other-on
these vital questions. I. am a Prohibi-
tionist, I:,Ut I >-,:'ul:] n11 t ? .,ns;-entitL. s-
1,, run ,:,n [h-e platf,,rm a,:l:,pted. I Will
join the Natilnali-t P.:.rt:,. whi,.h wa
,,rsanize,:! i-y a wins ,:,f the Pr.:,hil:,iti."'n-
ists at Pitt- urii an1.1 1h.:,se p!.1itf.:,rm
,:1 ,1: l- ar C-1 1on the-e questi,-n~. I -ill
either aband ,n party o or prin,;-iple, an,..
I prefer the former "
Coonnectient Democrats for Goldh.
Hartf,:,rd,'C,:,in.. June 9.-The Demo-
'eratit, State C,:,n\'ention. to name dele-
gates. w'ill le held to-morrow. Many
delegates have arrived, and the indi-
cations are that the con\'entio,,n will b1
ell .attended. All. of the prominent
Del-nocratic leaders of the State wi]l be
reient.. It, is probable that the plat-
form will advocate the ,Jeffersonian
sot'nd-mone;, dc.,etrine' ,of the party ;of
a gold standard, tarift' for revenue only,
and incidental protetclon to raw mate-
rial produced in this country. A form
eml:bracinz these features xwas eircu-
late,: t,,o-day among the leaders, and is
said t,;, have met their approval.
St. Lonis Needs Its &Sigsns.
1Vish,nt.-:>. FD. C., June .--In re-
spi,,,lse t,) a re,:uelst re,:elve'l I.3 w-ife
fr. :,n May.:,r WValh~rige .-.f St. L,.:uis,
Secretary Carlisle has instruete,:! the
Collee:-t,:,r ,,t" CLISt:ns at, New York to
perm it l- ,inent in i:,:,n'.l t.:. St. Louis
,,'f 5.1,)i street *?la~ ? inlportet': fI-v.- l
Enzrlan,:h I:,y C''ntract,:,r Jt fr s. n,:iw
hleM: in New Yrk f.:,r appraisemnent.
Tihe signs are nee,:le_:l, the Mayv'rsay.
],ef,:,re the Pep-,u]:,li:an e,:,noenti,-n shall
ee t.
Oregon Congre%.ional Electionj.
Portland, 'Qre., June 9.-I'n the'First
Congressional Districtl Tongue, (Rep.)
has a plurality of 74. 'Complete' re-
turns have been received'from'all of
the 'counties' in the- district, and from
all but, three official returns are in. In
the Fifth, with' ,-.,mial returns ,from
five, counties missing, ,Ellis has 59 plu-
r a lity i ', .
*Corre-ilondeints, Arrive at St. Louis.
.,St. Louis, Mo., June 9.--Tfie 1wa'sh-
ington err-p,,nents. about fifty in
number, arrive,.d at 7:41) o'clock to-niight
over the Pennsylvania Railroad to at-
tend the forthcoming national conven-
tion., The delegation consisted of rep-
resentatives of the A?.--.i:-iate,: Press
and of the leainar, ews:apers of the
C'horuz by Three Thousand School'
; Children t-he Feature. '
Pittsburg, Pa., June 9.-The second
day of, the National Saerygerfest 'was
begun by a matinee concert, in which
the soloists were Gertrude May Stein,
Lillia4 B la nxe-t. Conrad 'Behrens, Emil
Senger, A. L.- Guille, singers; and
Richard Arnold,' violinist. The, im-
'mense audience, which filled every
available spot in the hall, warmly, ap-'
plauded each artist. .
The principal feature of the after-
noon concert was the appearance and
singing of the 3,000 children from, the
public schools. Three numbers, "Amer-
ica", "Our Fair Land Forever", and
"The Watch on the Rhine", were given
.and were followed by long-continued
applause. Each child carried a small
American flag.,
In -rendering "Our Fair Land For-
ever",-the most impressive scene of the
day was enacted. When the chil-
dren came to the words "Three cheers
for the bonnie .flag thatt 'never lost a
starr, ,000 flags were waved from
right to left in,'unison with the music,
and the effect: was overwhelming. Tears
of delight came to the .eyes of men as
well as of women, and then the out-
burst of applause and cheering was
deafening for the time, eclipsing the
chorus in volume.
The night concert was a grand one,
made up principally of orchestra, and
chorus work.
Mr. Chamoerlai'n Expresses Gratifi-
cation at the 'Gathering.
'London, Englahd, June 9.--The Third
Congress of the Chambers of Com-
merce of the British Empire opened at
-9 o'clock this morning, with Joseph
Chamberlain in the chair. *
The. splendid 'hall was, filled with del-
coates from all parts of the Empire,
those of each colony being grouped un-
der their own banner. Canada had two












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G repealing all laws authorizing t:
United States Marshals, supervisors,
interfere in State elections, and gi
ing them opportunities to harrass oi
citizens by unjust prosecutions wi
packed juries of true and tried R
publicans, under the false pretext
Lt- favoring fair elections.
"Resolved, That the demonetization
of silver by the Republicans in 1873 he
been disastrous to the interests of tl
masses of the people, particularly tl
farmers and agriculturists, and we f.
0, vor its restoration to its former pla,
as one of the constitutional mon(
metals of the country, and as monm
of redemption without waiting for tl
eg action of other nations or people.
"Resolved, That our delegates to tt
State convention are instructed to a(
together in securing a delegation to tl
national convention favoring the re.
toration of true bimetallism and
clear platform declaring for the fre
coinage of silver as well as gold, eac
as standard money capable of redeen
ck Ing all the obligations of the Govern
he ment.
er "Resolved, That the recollections (
ir. the past history of the State whil
et under Republican rule are a sufficient
)le warning that our future safety an
;e- well being are in united action, am
)ff whether in victory or defeat, we wi
d. stand by the great Democratic Part
hs under whose banner the best interest
as of our State and people have been ac
ve vanced and maintained.
b- "Resolved, That we pledge ourselves
ly not to vote for any person to be a de
Is. egate to the State convention who i
rd in favor of sustaining the single gol
er standard and reducing the currency c
In the country to a gold basis.
be "Resolved, That the Democrats c
Jefferson County, in convention assem
aa bled, in which he has discharged hi
4e duties during his present term, favo
,ie the re-election of our fellow citizen
ad William B. Lamar, as Attorney Gen
nt eral, and we hereby authorize and emr
a power our delegates to the State con
of vention to present his name there fo
n renomination."
ie W. M. Girardeau offered the follow
0, Ing, which. was adopted: "Resolved
)a That the resolution of this convention!
r- is understood tomean the free coinag
st of silver at the ratio of 16 to I."
6; T. L. 'Clarke offered the .followin-
u resolution, which was tabled by th
e, convention on motion of W. M. Girar
i- deau: "Resolved, That we heartily in
re dorse the candidacy of Hon. S. M
Y, Sparkman as Congressman from th,
3; First Florida District."
5; T. L. Clarke offered the following res
it solution, which, on motion of W. M
32 Girardeau, was laid on the table: "Re
ir solved, That we heartily indorse thE
s. candidacy of Hon. W. D. Bloxham fo:
1. Governor of Florida."
e Liberty County Democrats Meet and
Elect Delegates.
it Bristol, June 8.-A Democratic con
,e vention was held at the Court House a
's this place on Saturday by dele,_te",
o elected from the several precincts to
d elect delegates from this county to ;he
n State and Congressional conventions
e and to elect, a new county Democratic
I- executive committee. T. E. Shuler was
r elected a delegate to the Congressional
s convention, and J. E. Roberts a dele-
t gate to the State convention. :,Tr in-
- struction! were given the :l,- te--. ,:

t eepting to use their eff,:,rt? t,) :,_.:
r the adoption if the sy,'stem ,:,f ,rfni :ari v
Y elections fo,,r nominating- ail Staf.r.,- ".:1
e Congre,_ssional officer'. A "e- .lii lor
JI Xas adopted ad:l,,,ating h,. fro.: anl
- unlim ited coinage ,of :,,:,t j ,old ar..;
n silver at a ratio o,,f IV, to 1. The r,-nane;
? of the Demo,,ratic coun.y..* ..li. *,
- committee as elected are: Dr. '." H.
- Jackson, chairman: X%. H. I%.t!)..%r. \V.
r, H. Gunn, J. E. Shple, anJ.J. F. C e?-
r ter.
The leaders of the Populist Pa:-ty held
n ,,a meeting on Saturday aft'trnj,)n t tlie
- academy. 'Whether ,they 'to,)l" any'(efi-
nile. a 0tion on auy Su ,jc> ,JS- -:-t ,ll-
t -nit4lyknown. The 'supposition Is,.-hat
, the. meeting was for th ,u''[ ,.,: f
" discussing the adyisabihlty ..,C coming
into the Democratic rimniiie -.
He Spenks to a Few Populint. and
l Republicans at Chlpley.
s Chipley, June 8.-Senator Call spoke
E here Saturday. Six Democrats and thir-
rty-five Populists and Republicans heard
: him. Horn S. l^. Robertson asked Mr.
Call whether or not he would support
the nominees of the Democratic con-
vention at Ocala, but he refused to an-
swer the questions. The town was full
of people, but Mr. Call was not an 'at-'
The delegates to the county conven-
[tiOn met at Vernon Friday for the
;purpose of selecting State and congres-
\1 sional delegates' and nominating can-
Sdidates for county officers. A motion
to adopt the single g01d standard was
Stabled and could not be taken up on
) account of the limited time to dispose
.of other things, The following were
nominated for county offices: W. ,T.
SMay for Representative; W. B. Lessit-
.ter, Clerk; D. D. Melvin, County Judge;
:C. G. Allen,, Sheriff; W. B. Gainer, Tax
SAssessor; A. Q. Jones, Collector; R. G.
)' Storne, Treasurer;'W. C. Lachey, Su-
perintende~nt of Education. The above
are all strong Democrats.

'Polities at Green Cove springs.

Green, Cove Springs, .June, 8.-Mayor
Thomas J. Laud-Brown addressed a
meeting of 'the Clay County voters this
afternoon in Wilson's Opera House..
The chair was.occupied by P. C. Fish-
er,,'candidate for 'Attorney ,General.,
Mr. Laud-Brown stated that the day
was late for Democrats, to discuss the
money question, ,as it was conceded to
be .aforegone conclusion that the na-
tional convention would declare in fa-
vor of free silver at 16 to 1. Mr. Frisbee,
candidate for Representative, also
spoke.. ,
Democrats here are well pleased with
that part of the platform 'adopted by
the Duval ,convention, relating to the,
money question. r "
Clay County Democrats will meet in
convention next Thursday at the Court
H ou se. -.

'Sports Are Announced for the'
Fourth-of-July Celebration.
Orlando, June 9.-Large-size posters
are Out ,fbr ,the Fourth of July'celebra-,
'tion. The announcements embrace the,
dedication of the bicycle track, bicycle.
races, orations, ,music, trotting and
pony races, sack and tub races,, and
low excursion rates On all, ra-ilroads
entering Orlando.
A little grandchild of I. L. Brown.
had one of its hands quite severely
burned a night or two ago by putting
,it into a pitcher of hot water. No per-
manent' injury is thought likely to re-
sult. ,
' Alfred St. Clair-Abrams !of Tavares,
was, in Orlando on Sunday, spending
the dayi',th his family. He is arcan-
'didate for the Legislature from Lake
County, favors a railroad commission,
and presumably, also, free silver, as he
advocates free silver through his news-
, paper. .-.
The County School Board met this
morning ,in extra aea.-ion for the pur-
pose of fixing .jil.ri? of teachers for'
,the coming year. Some appointments
of teachers will also be' made.
R. A. Mills ,of Chuluota is favorably
,spoken of in the eastern portion of the
county for the Legislature. His friends
will probably present his ,name to th.2
conveftlon, to-morrow, 'and urge his

tain its own credit, to preserve the
parity of our coins and the value of
our currency, and to check the return
of our securities in large amounts
from other countries for sale in the
markets hare."

Fifty-Two Teachers Attend the Ex-
ereises at Green Cove Springs. -
Green Cove Springs, June 9.-Pea-
body Normal School was opened here
to-day, and the teachers settled down
to work. A large number of citizens
was present at the opening exercises,
which began at 11 a. m. Ffty-two
teachers attended. On the stage were
Mayor Laud-Brown, Rev. D. Pillsberry,
Judge Bardin, Messrs. McBeath, Ellis,
and Davis, and Miss Davenport. Rev.
Mt. Pillsberry offered prayer. Mayor
Lkftd-Brown declared the school open,
arid made a speech of welcome. The
Mayor's speech elicited great applause.
Mr., McBeath, the principal, responded
on,behalf of the faculty and pupils to
the pleasant address of welcome by
Mayor Laud-Brown. In well-chosen
words he expressed their gratification
at the reception they had met at the
hands of citizens while here, and spoke
enthusiastically in praise of the beauty
6f Green Cove Springs and thae hospi-
tality and open-heartedness of its peo-
ple. Turning then to the assembled
teachers, he held their attention for
lotmething like an hour in a strong and
stirring address upon the need of pro-
fessional training and the purpose of
the summer schools. He said in sub-
stance, as follows:
"'Two things a teacher must know;
'first, the subject matter taught, and,
second, how to teach it. The first is
the fundamental qualification, but is
ValUable only' as it is supplemented by
-the other. The, purpose of the summer
school includes training in both, but
is Chiefly concerned with the latter.
Teachers must study their profession.
Scholarship, an essential 'to all, counts
noavmore in the, profession of teaching
than it does in any other. The world's
most important work has been com-
mitted to'the teachers. In the better-
ment of society theirs is the foundation
"work upon- which all, other agents
build Not even in its' saered.ls is
it second even"to the ministry. It is-a
great honor to be a teacher-a great
:privilege to be chosen for' the most re-
sponsible service that man can render
to. God, the formation of noble charac-
ters. Teachers should be happy. Real
lhappi ness is found only in the pursuit
0f .some worthy calling. The greater
the, good conferred by the calling, the
greater the happiness. He is indeed to
1,e pitied ,who does not find his life's
happiness infhis life's work. Pleasure
seeking is the dreariest occupation in
which human 'beings ever engaged.
Teachers must realize the responsibility
that rlsts upon'the'm, and appreciate
t'he-importance of the work and the
dignity of their calling."
Mlr. D. L. Ellis of Kissimmee, says
of Green Cove Springs: "It is the real-
ization of the 'Dream of Ponce de
Leon'-a gem of perfect setting. I
must say I am not yet over my feeling
,-,f i surprise_ ,..Idelight at the beauties ex-"
presse,1 in nature, heightened and em-
belished b-y art. Fanned by'a perpet-'
ual breeze from old ocean's turbulent
dom.iin. shaded by beautiful, trees, '
wateieel 1-y artesian wells, and,'that
mai''et-lo ,it,':liinc outflow of limpid,
flashing?, sparkliner waters from the
weird sulrl.iraus caverns of Green Cove
Springs. thi; lovel" city of hotels has
hardl.- a rival anyh.,-ire, certainly none
in Florida,:t. in p:,oint ,of interest to tour-
isis Rnf:l health-seekers. It?_ tener,-,us.
hpcSr:itable peope,,:le are th- (.rowninr
glory ,_'of it all. O:,n-hande,:l as he
day. warm-he.arte,:l as their -unnIy.
c~lie, no one is a stranger longer than
a idlaiy*in their b "rderS. The teachers
alrea ]ery'e^t.by his Honior. the lay,:or. and
theb:.tt string of e'ver homne is also
i.lt it hand?;: henc,.,we.. are eni;i,\ing t
t j 1l y.i'ny r, t S t Johns.'." 3. ..

"" 4 '. A%.E T PAL-t'EAC 1.

Bicycle Patln Alon'g lhe L.ake Front
I Is in Contlemirlintiol.
West Palm Beach. June 9.-A move-
ment is ,on foot to estafl-ish mnd main- ,-
tain a bi c -.e tra.k alone th- lake 7
front on the east sidle. The wheelmen 1
hre :,e in, the project.
Rev, Asl-ury C'aldwev-H'? ir.=t year in
the ministry as lpastor ,,f the' [_Tion
("':ngresational Church he-re. -xpire,:] -~
last Sunday. Th-, ehtur,.:h h; c-alled]
Jim for an,.,it er y _-.-r. {:.
Thle Coutnlty School B,:ar,:l i? in sos- i'
si,n here to-,:ay.
T h'e F fourthh ,o'f Jul\" r_.,, mt-nittees are ,- r
r,:tively mnakin~g ali~tiligenments for a1 v
great celeb:ration, and are ,much en-
?,,ira~ee:l Ijv local enthusiasm. Every- r
,:,d".y is shiowing.''1gre~at, interest in, thea
wvent. which promises to be one of theta
ms -brlillia~nt: ,,f its kind in the/State. f
(-. M. ( ar~l.lne'q "Souvenir History t:
and S.ttlers' Guide to Dade County"
will lie issued shortly. ,The Tropical g
.tn has- the: contract for the printing, t:
ilr. Gardner has lived here three years, g.
i,1 las made a house to house canvass
,f the county. He is considered to be ti
v:ell informed regarding the advantages o
,i" this r,-g ion, *' *
Jam-? C_':, nell of Ormond is here visit-' g'
ns- his friends on Pitts Island. He re- h
turne,:l y.v.-terday from a .trip .to Bis- t,
<-i" ne Pav ... '

Mis May ,Met'calf has returned &roma
visit to" her, mother at, Melbourne,' t
n,:lian River. .w ,
P"of. H. J. Webber of,the TTnitf
lrate- Lal),)ra.tory at Eustis 1.-ft ia-t h
light fo,,r a Visit to, poipts on Biscayne fr
111y. .. .of
A. Shulson,. Ohio agent of the East o!
.'uast L_-n..1 ,d elar m nt, accompani-.-l
,y -iDr. Jaeob.,en;-,of Brooklyn, left to- of
qay ftr a trip sou-th. Dr. Jacobepn.
binks thait he"will return later within
S\- ilih colony]. .c
s[Riael D. Calhoun DiesSuddenly of. cr
i ,' Brighit's Disease. ,
Talla ha -'e. Jiune 9.-Israel D. CaI- sh
,:,tin cif P. t.n .died suddenly of' t
;r[ht's ,.elia.e at the St. James!Hotel t
,:,oi.it s o'clock, on' Monday morning.
[r -;v.is 5.2 years of age, and a retired
iei chant. ThomasIH. Hall, his friend ,
n,:l forner business partner, took d(
a1 r'-_-- .:f the 'body, which was interred si,
t Pi_.e Hill Cemetery. .
State ,Seminary Exercises. T
'An overflow audience assembled at po
i Opera House last night, the occa- ]
o!nl being ,athe, State Seminary cOM-' in
I'encement exercises. lion., J. H. Car- th
6r of Marianna delivered the 'address of
:, the graduating class, which was in-
*r-stin.-r and appropriate. All of the no
hi,,r.s made' original speeches and ac- fo
jii'ittc, themselves with, great credit. on
lhe :approval o'f the audience was ,be
v*id_',,e,]b by hearty applause. The
. tals wor. presented by Justice Lid-
:11 in his n-ual pleasing style, with
pr,-~ri~it- -words for each fortunate p,
LIlen-Vt. G.:,- medals awarded: Grad-
clin cl.:y-s-Mary Apthorp; second
:,nor. Ji-ssir E'd'mondson. Sophomore, I
idinz-s Mabry; second, Cathl-rin? za
[eInt,:,li. Freshman, Jesse' Mabry; th
i:,oi.l. Erhell Bowen. FirSt High ita
:."I :lIAS. Ahnie Rawls; second, Nel- of
_'.C,t S. ."e-,ond High School, Edna an
Vinn: -,,n,1 Asa Clark. Preparatory Go
as. Jossie? F;.>berts; second, Alex Me- ad
ougall. Leon Academy, Peres McDou- de
all; second. Jack Mabry. The medal er
f.-re,1 by Mrs. F. P. Fleming for the cii
ESt el,:.nUtionist was won by Richard th
anbrunt. with Sadie Lewis second, 'Gd
:,th -.f graduating class. All of the ne
-culty has been re-elected except wi


E mitted as pay members: W,'A. : A Mer-
ryday, George E."Gay, Charles J. Jo-
seph, Charles Kupperbusch, John N.,
Watson, W. M. Haughton, Marcus
)R Loeb, Thomas N. Keating, I. M. Meyer,
Walter Thomas, J. R. Dunn, G. Lo-
per-Bailey, S. J. Kennerly, A. E.-Wil-
son,- F. H. Wilson, and T. U. Smith.,
The Uniform Rank, Knights of Py-
.h this, held. their regular meeting last
in night, and, initiated a candidate, after
rnd which the" Sir Knights, with their
wives ,and young lady friends, ad-
journed to the armory of the Gem City
ul- Guards, where an impromptu dance
ol- and supper were had complimentarm' o
ps the division by Captain J. E. Lueias.
JamesH. Shelly and I. L. Pure-11 ..il-
nd egates to the Republican National
all, Convention .at St. Louis, will leave, to-
en- morrow, via Jacksonville.
all H.A.. Hodge.s, and B., Godfrey, -two'
ed well-known citizens of Satsuma, were
k- in the city to-day on business.. ..
n- Mr. and .Mrs. M. .A. Johnson .of Moon-
rly stone Grove leave on Thursday via
gh the Clyde Line for their summer home
if- in Batavia, N. 'Y. I .
as Ed Kirby of Mount Royal is in the
n- city.



The State a Veritable Potato Pate
All of the Farmers Being Active
Setting Out Slips Vegetables ax
Fruit Coming inPlentifully.
The Weather Bureau of the Agricu
tural Department has, sent out the fc
lowing report of the. condition of'cro
for the week ended June 8:
In keeping with the increase a:
more general distribution of rainfa
there has been a corresponding e
hancement in the condition of E
crops. While damage has result
from the drought, there is a remar
able increase in vigor and general in
provement in all products. Some eair
corn was beyond recuperation, althouE
the late rain will have favorable e
feet in filling out the ears. Cotton h,
responded quickly to the touch olf i
creased moisture, and what was su
posed to be dead vegetable garde:
show evidence of doing somethir
The State is a veritable potato pate
all farmers being active setting o;
slips, now long delayed. Melons, pea
pineapples, and orange trees are doir
exceedingly well. The pear, peach, ar
apple crops will not be satisifactor
Manv are giving corn the last world
ing. Vegetables, melons, small fruit
pineapples, and corn plentiful in loc
Western District.
Escambia, Nora-Corn crop doir
well; good prospects; most all "lai
by"; cotton and sugar cane doing we]
potatoes being planted.
Santa'Rosa, Milton-Fine rains a
over county; crops booming; corn, co
ton, cane, potatoes, and Vegetable
Peaches and melons in market; oat
very poor, being harvested; Irish, po'ta
toes, dry rot; farmers happy.
Walton, DeFuniak Springs-Tc
much rain this week, very little sur
shine. '
Leon, Bradfordville-Good, rains,, ai
pear to be general over, county; all veg
etation rejoicing; excellent potato se
son; showers have extended over se-
eral days. .
Escambia, Molino-Almost, dail
showers,, giving all ample time to pu
out' potato,,vines; all crops very prorr
ising; pears still promise fair yield.
Northern'Distriet. \
Nassau, Amelia-About an inch c
rain on the 4th; crops not too! far gone
much b enefited; more is needed; pota
toes being planted.
Jefferson, Lloyds-Good rains; al
crops doing well. ",
Madison, Ellaville-'Plenty ,.of rain
crops improving;, corn nearly as ,goo
as last year; cotton spotted in som
partsof the county; sweet potatoes se
out; poor stand of pindars; not mucl
fruit. -
ISuwannee, McAlpin.-Rain ever:
day this week; thinkit was genera]
some corn has what we call "french'
only in spots; some looking well,' ani
other sorry; am afraid.rain fell too'lat
for some. '/ ,
St. Johns; Switzerland-Plenty; o
rain, though ,the ground riot yet filled
the ponds in. the woods still'dry; larg'(
acreage in corn,, and it looks ,well
many trying cassava, which is alsc
growing; orange trees growing fast.'
Suwannee.', Emerorn-Cotton' anc
-',rrii a aking rap:,id.1 gr, wth: :.:i n e i nI
a,:,i ki.. last time: ipeaclhes all sie,:1 off
l:',- ar :1isgh t corlit i n I]-s; s_,lme trlee:
Putnain. Huintitigton-Hat.l nearlyl
c:ontinlous r'. ils from Wednesdayy tn
til' Thtur',ay: c'rop-s much ilmplrove(:!,,
Jacksot. Mai ianna-Plenty of rair
Oi,s' week: everything revilved; corr
siall Il:,L h,,olpe for good ear; lpe'ache;
,:l ,.,ears ]nlost failure; gardens dea'!
:,et,:,re rains came;.eotton platee] i
April just ',to~ming lip. '
Baker. 'Melen --This tihas beelr
. -.ne'of the be.-st we-ks 'of the ye-ar for
:r.: s: plenty ,,f a n,. Yet nAt to:
lu.,:-lh: farmiers "layig' by" corn,
.vhh.iic i- generally in goo':l condition:
:,t to0.zo niin v,' l: e ,l,-,o,- i1
,la-.es: genlal *: t m,,,)- n e fa ':'ra-

Central Distrlit
Stimtei. WVi I~l wo,:,:l--Goo:d rain.--:
:.:in- ii-: eions. I.,eine s-hiplie,.1. [,tt ,;i 1:,i
a~ll l:,,- sh -rt ,on ,.,:,?,otunt ,.,f ,]t'Otl'ght :
:'aie lool:,ling2 w-ell; ,orange tree.. com-
nI1; O:).i t.
H illvl:,oro,.\ A l ; .ira -l--; .:.,! i ains: er.:.'.n,.1
e t: 1",,r:, i,:, :,:' in 'g : fn _- injtll i,.,i.i -
vines. .
Orange, Orlando--C conditions ira,
)roving.; potato and tobacco ":,l.nt~n,
ctive; race irains; .corn and Irish Do-
ato cr~ps'cut short;, farmers in' much
better spirits, and field operations ac-
1v e .' ., 1 .
Brevard, Melbourne'---W-e had some
;oo'd rains .this week, and all'vegetar
ion 'is showing the effects of good
rowing/conditions. ,
Pasco,/. Ernestville, --'weather ail
hat could be desired for vegetation,;
range and lemon trees making great
rowth; busy planting sweet potatoes,
Columbia, Lake^ City -- Drought
broken; splendid, rains; corn and eot-
on held up well and pi:.si.,-r,:*'ts better.
,M;-i i..n/, Ocala--Rain of 3d Was

gentle one, extending- through twen-
y-four.hours, and soaked'in as it.fell;
b washing. '
Orange,, O.viedo-Heavy rains fell
ere on 3d and 4th; crops greatly re-
reshed, and. there may be a fair crop,
f corn yet; orange trees ldoking finely.
Volusia. Orange, City-Rains 3d
nd 4th have revived vegetation, and
offers good chance to get in potato
rop. Some fields of corn look well.
Polk, Frostproof Rainy season
commenced; sweet potatoes being'
wanted; groves fertilized and mulched;
ooks as though we should have big
drops of pineapples in the fall!
,Paseo,, Dde& City-Had' a few ripe
felons this week; and will/be able to
hip in a few days; corn, cotton, and
)bacc6 doing fairly well, and -With
:ore rains will have fair crops.
Southern District.
Lee, Estero-Abundant rain; ,crops
oing well as could be expected con-
dering the former dry weather.
Manatee, Manatee Good rain
uesday evening and night and more
Wednesday, so our drought is-ended;
otat'es and rice being planted.
Dade, Jupiter-Growers getting crates
readiness 'to ship pineapples; more
(an half full crop expected; plenty
f moisture will help pines.
Lee, Myers-Rainy season on hand;
)t enough to create flood, but plenty
r the present; trees putting forth vig-
rously: cow peas and sweet potatoes
*ing planted.

utnam Cadets To Ask for Admis-
sion to the State Troops.
Palatka, June' 9.-Since 'the organi-
tion of the Putnam Cadets last .week
ings have been very active in mil-
cry circles. Captain William, 'Davis
the Cadets has been- circulating
nong the citizens a -petition to the
)vernor, asking that his company be
Imitated to the State troops. The Ca-
ts have rented an armory on the low-
floor of one, of the Florida Commer-
al Buildings, where they will hold
eir drills. On the other hand, the
em City Guards have been getting in
w members, paying and active. They
11 hold their annual meeting to-night,


- Washington, D. C., June 9.-Secre-
tary Carlisle's reply to the Senate sub-"
f committee, charged with the investiga-
e tion of the sale of United States bonds
t during the years 1894, 1895, and 1896, was
d made public to-day. The statement is
1, dated June 1. Reviewing the condi"
1 tions that led to the bond issues, the
r Secretary says:
s "Largely on account of apprehension
- In this country and abroad as to the
ability of the Government to continue
s the current redemption of its notes in
- gold coin, and to maintain the parity
s of the two metals, the exports of gold
I during the fiscal year 1893 reached the
f unprecedented amount of $108,680,844,
nearly all of which was withdrawn
f from the public Treasury by the pre-
- sentation of notes for redemption.
s "Notwithstanding the most strenu-
r ous efforts by the department to main-
tain the $100,000,000 reserve intact, on
April 22, 1893, it .became necessary- to
- use a part of it for redemption pur-
- poses. Very little gold was being re-
r ceived on account of dues to the Gov-
ernment, and it was, therefore, impos-
- sible to increase the reserve without
resorting to the issue and sale of bonds,
under the authority conferred'.by the
resumption act." "
The Secretary then refers to the-bond,
call of January 17, 1894- whichnetted
the Government $58,660,917. From that
date to November 14, 1894, when the
free gold in the Treasury was $61,878,-
374, the amount varied but little,' The
Secretary then continues:
"In the meantime, the frequent pre-
sentation of notes for redemption \in
gold by individuals and institutions not
desiring it for export clearly indicated'
the existence of uneasiness in the pub- 1
lie mind, while foreign exchange was
most constantly at or near a rate that
made It necessary, to export'gold to pay
bills at their maturity, and conse-
quently withdrawals for shipment
were daily threatened. As the season.,
was approaching when'large exporta-
tions nearly always occur, Ut was con-,
sidered absolutely necessary for tile
maintenance of the public credit, andI
the )continued execution of the mone-
tary policy declared'by Congress in the
act of July 14,, 1890, anrd repealed In
the act of November.1, 1893, to'resort
again to an issue of bonds."
Second Bond Issue. '
The terms and result of the s-econl
bon.-l Issue are then stat-d. Secret-ary
Carlis-=l says:
"It ..--,,on -- me (?'i,:lent that the
trans hadtiLn a, been effectual to stop
wit hlriwals .,f ol-:, :d._ The.s larg.? with-
lrawvals- were due almost entirely, so,
far as could: I:,e ascertined, to a feel-
ing of appl,-reh,-nsion in the public, mind.
s,.,I.iallyt among i the hol,:lers ,-'f our 1S-
,.tiritic. abi,,.-_,:l, w which increased in irn-
tr,-n-ity iro', m day to ,lday until it
reac-he':l th po- portions of a panic .ir
the finanical centers. an-1 it was evident
that unless effectual steps were 1
promptly taken to cheek th." growing t
distrust, .the' G(overnment would' be '
eco1:1r ielned" within a fe'w day,'s: to 'su's- ,,
p-nd gold payments and to idro'Oil, .- t'
silver'and paper standard..' The'. situa-
tion was s,.. grave that the .attention
of C,:,nrss was called to the sul:,ject.
on January. ._" 1S95Y."
Afte-r freely ,lU,:,ting' fr,,m this me?- 1
sage. thi- S.'-cretary says that. Congress
having fil,_-, to pass any mea.s ie fo,
tlhe relief of the Treasury.-, r t,-" take
any action .al.lat,:.1 t,:, allay the, se- I
rious apprehensions then existing in f
the public mind, a contract was enterell a
into on February 8. 1895, with August
Belmont & Co., of New York. N. M. I
Rothschild & Sons of, London. and:l J. C
P. Morgan & Co., for the purcMhase of !
3,500,000 ounces of standard gold ae th. 1
prices of $17.80441 per ZuL111.'. to l:,e lpaid:1
for in United States 4thirty-y,?ar 4 per S
cent bonds. Not less than one-half of
the gold was to be prour _d abroad.
and the parties agreed, so far as'layg
in their power, toexert any financial c.
influence and .mqke all legitimate ef- 1)
forts to. protect the Treasury' against e
the withdrawal pencling the complete r
performance of the contract. ,
Agreement Faithfully Carried Out-.
The Secretary. quotes from the Presi- %
dent's message sent to, Congress imme-
diately on the execution of the eon-
tract, in which he again calls attention a
t0the financial condition of ti.-e Treas- 0
ury. The agreement to protect the 1'
Treasury gold, the Secretary says, was ,'
faithfully carried out, and he adds:
"After.a large part of the gold had been i
furnished from abroad, the Secretary, t
in order to prevent dfsturbanees in' the" e
rate?'- of foreign ::cebnge.at a- critical
p- 1;! an cr ae a co-,:liti, n that a
.,v.,Ai',1 force g01d .exports and: eonse- I
quent withdrawals, acquiesced in a-,de-
par ture',from ,the literal terms, of ,the .
contract requiring' one-haIf of the coin n
to. be procured abroad, and a,:.eept':,:l E
deposits of gold then .held in, this, coun-
Withdrawals' of gold again set ,in, hi
and on December 2, 189:5, .thte President d
again ,sent a, special message to Con- t:
gross, *asking reinediaM I-gisati.on. but a
none was onaceted, and on Jaru iryv '6,
1896, a circdular was issued, asking fori
subscriptions for $100,000,000 4 per cents
of the same character 'as the other. .
The. result of' the call ,is gdven:.
As Regards Prices.

Opened by President Cleveland
Pressing a BDtton.


A Grent Gold Boulder of
T housanu( Tons. B H
From m trhe- Iail aa l Express...'.,
.Marti.h Neplyv 'wa.,s. et.irni'gi'HR

)e,.ting til~ip i nto t h e . lti ._ 1 h' BE M
trhi':r. H-e rr-"id!ed the .'*-otit flBB
at a po,_!int about six' ,mile.,mflK
Trail Landing. B. C.. at noIti l,
lay. an.:!, selecting a spot ,:in the bank
Of' thie stream. at the foot ,df Lookout
, 1.,1ur'tain. he r-_- t down t,-, eat his din-
-er. A -s he did:l:l s, le noti,-.e,:l a huge
,,, ,:4er half l:..irie:l in lhe sai':l in a dry
-,rti,, ,:,f tle 'iv .er not fari frol-n
vheie hle sat.
VWher, he was thr,::.;.gh with hi~s repla?;
ie shoul~lere,-:l hi p~ick an,:l satiintere,]
,ver tar,:l the :l,-,uMer. H., -examined
t at first in a ,f.asu0l way an th-.n his
x/:,e enc:.r.,: ey- tol,:l him tha't it was
,,jmisino. looking qjijartz rok. H-
-'truck his i :.iclk int,, .it s-ev'eral t;:r. -s
I,,:l ,isl -.:lg d,:l a pie e ,:f the ,le- e m -
,,:,-... r,:,,k. !I-"eat was this s h isir
when upon picking up the frazi,:i-i
le'saw traces of gold and- ,:ippir. .
He'walked around the boulder'arndi
.,,,,:ke.:l .off piepe after i,',c and as,
te did so his excitementinire.se.1,W;.t '
ach succeeding disclosure. In si-.'-
ng of the circumstance to the St., Louis'
xtlobe-D.,_i-,oc ia t correspondent, he
aid : .
"It was some time before I fully real-
zed what a.fortune I'had discovered,
ut when it dawned upon me tha't,,at
ast I was a rich man,, I am afraid Ir
nade such demanstratir- as Would'
justify any one whi might' have seen
ne in.-believing ,that I had lost my
senses. For several "years I,have been
grubstaked' in prospecting these,
o-,unt~ai-s without success,, and many
s the time, I have gone, hungry for the
v.ant of the price to get something to
at, and can you blame me fr, going
early crazy when I realized .that I was
io 1.:onger poor?"
Wir-?he NeillIy hail d],:onistrated to his,
atisfact:i.n that the hu&-e mountain, of,
)ck befoie,,him was full of rich metal,
e proceeded to locate his discovery by
costing the usual notices taking in the
round upon which the boulder rested.,
Ie then selected a number of the speci-'
aeins of rock that he! had clipped off,
od, '.putting'them in his pocket, he
:arted for Rossland, arriving there
,te in the afternoon,,
He went, to several'assayers and left,
ome of the rock to be assayed..
The next morning one assayer's report
lowed that the ore contained $52 in
old to the ton, besides being rich in
opper. .The other two assays showed
7 and'$58 in gold, and also, hi copper:
From the' position of the boulder,
ing as it does on the dry bed of the
ver all by itself, and at the foot of
lookout Mountain,. which rears its
rest several thousand feet up in the
r, it is evident that at some period
is. huge body of rock has become dis-
dged from the mountain and rolled
own, with fearful momentum to the'
point where ,it now rests.IL
The boulder, as near as can be esti-
ated, contains in the neighborhood of,,
,000 tons of rock. As yet Neilly, is un-
eoded what 'he will do with his ,boul-
Br. He says he may conclude to have
mined and shipped to the Trail smelt- .
for reduction, or hae may dci,-le to'
spose of it to some syndicate or cap-
alist for a good round figure. He hAs5
t nou price on it, and says he ,will not
itil he has had time to think, the mat-
r over. :.,



' Continuing, the Secretary says: "My
opinion is that the prices received by
the Government for the bonds sob.l in
1894, 1895 and 1896, were as high as it
was possible to obtain under the cir-
cumstlances existing at the times when
the calls were made. The fact tli.-tt
bonds.are offered for, sale by the Gov-
ernment only at times when the finan-
cial'affairs of the country are greatly
disturbed, and the market more or less,
depressed on account of the' business
situation, and the feeling of ,insecurity
that always prevails'-at such periods
among investors necessarily prevents
the realzation of as good prices as
might be procured, if advantage could
be taken of the most favorable oppor-
tunities, for effecting the sales. The
same conditions that make the issue
of;, bonds necessary also decrease the
':rice of such securities in all the mar-
kets of the world, and. consequently
the Government is compelled to make
its sales under the most favorable,
circumstances. ""
"In relation to that part of the reso-
lution that directs the committee to
investigate and. report "What effect, the
bond sales had on the credit and busi-
ness of the people of the United States,'
I have the honor to say ,that, 'in my
opinion, the sales, were necessary for
the preservation of the credit of the'
Government and the security of the
business ,interests of the people, and
that they, in fact, accomplished those
results. In ;general, the effects of. each
sale was to restore confidence, for the
time being, at least, in-the power and



Sanford, June 9.-Mrs. Poleman,
otherof Mrs. H. C. Whiteman, left
r P=iladelphia on Sunday night to
tend the funeral of her niece... .
S. ;P. Shepherd, candidate forothe
ate Legislature from the southern
rt~of Orange County, was in the city
gently. '
Colonel T. J. Appleyard and daughter
ve gone to Louisville, Ky., to attend
e conclave of the Supreme Lodge,
.n-1rhfo nf TTa-irir



East Coast Farmers Are Grea

ly Encouraged.


Fully a Hundred Thousand Crat
of Vegetables Were Shipped tie
Paot Season, an Increase of
Nearly a tlundrfd Per Cent,

St. Augustine, June S,-The true
business along the east coast for t!
past season has been nearly 100 p
cent grrat.?r than it was last yea
The crops gathered and-sent to mark
have also proved mucn more profitab
than for many seasons; and in cons
quence farmers are much better c
financially and feel greatly encourage
During the past six or eight month
the development of the east coast ha
been marvelous. New settlements hav
been colonized and new towns estal
lished all along the line, particular:
through Brevard and Dade Countle
Progress continues to march southwal
along the coast, and before another
year shall roll around the increase Ii
population and business promises to b
doulit, what It Is to-day.
For the purpose of giving an ide
of what has been done in the vegetab
line, for a period of six months, tl
Citizen representative has obtained
from W. J. Jarvis, general freight agent
of the Florida East Coast Railway,
condvnsedl report of the number (
crates of vegetables that have bee
shipped North from .stations along tl
line f',r the six months ended April 30
as follows: Merritt's Island (via Coco
and Eau Gallie), 13,102; Fort Lauder
dale (from points south), 6,787; Wes
Palm Beach (Lake Worth), 6,416
Cocoa, 5,155; Fort Pierce, 4,595; Ea
Gallie, 1,885; Hastings, 956; Titusville
798; Miami, 758; Oak Hill, 224; St. At
gustine, 189; Lake Helen, 181; Orang
City, 151; New Smyrna, 149; Woodley
133; San Mateo, 117; Port Orange, 93
Eden, 91;. Espanola, 91; Daytona, 85
/Jensen, 67; picked up by conductors a
non-agent stations, 609; total, 42,63
crates. For the same period one yea
ago,, 27,136 crates; Increase, 15,496 crates
Hundred Thousand Crates Shipped
*/ The total number of crates haule
by freight by the, railroad does not rerp
resent one-half of the total number
shipped, as it Is estimated that mor
than orle-half goes forward by express
Those competent to judge .say tha
fully 100,000 crates of vegetables haV
been shipped by freight and express
from .stations along the east coast t
market during' the six months ende
April 80, and that good prices have bee:
obtained throughout the season. Th
bulk of the Increase over a correspond
ing time for last year Is from the lowe
end of the line, where new country i
being rapidly put in cultivation, bu
the increase noted In the above sunm
mary Is very small compared to wha
Is expected next season. But the lowe
portion of the east coast Is not the onl:
locality that Is making progress in the
raising of early vegetables. A careful
canvass made around Hastings Sta
tlion, a thriving settlement elghteen
miles southwest of this city, qn thf
way to Palatka. shows that the farm
ers and truckmen there are not per
*. mitting the grass ta grow under their
.^iSince the frost robbed them of theli
,i g. eliedi'tea with shi'p_

5,"' ve'g.etabl';s by, frtcjgh t

^i^.^,4..,.ha'-'shalf the:, irod.
sti" 'exr '- ," d,.
i,'!'1As"Hattngs shows' a fair average of
'the increase in vegetable growing of
,i' the different points along the Florir.w
East Coast Railway, a detailed account
of what has been.produced there wil
". t give a fair idea of what other localities
are. doing. A carefully prepared table
. .,gives the output; of the settlement foi
... th~e'seasons of 1895 and 1896 as follows
* i '. iI i18IZ95. 1896.
.. Cabbage ...... ....,....,............. : 30 45
,1 1 P eaa' ..,. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...... 4

Irish potatoes, ...(............ ..... 50 75
Sweet potatoes ...... .......,.... ....' 85 95
'O ats ...... ... .. .... ... ... ..... 20 ,. 70
SStrawberries ,........ ... .......... 30 60
I'Toma'toes ....... ........ ; ......... 6 15
In addition to, the above many small
,crops, such as corn, snap beans, lettuce,
eggplants, etc., were raised and
S:shipped,: as' well as 8,;000 hothouse cu-
.cumbers, against 4,000 las year.
\' In comparison,. the crops this year
S, were heavy, while .those of a season ago
.i were light," Last year ,the prices were
unsatisfactory, while 'this Year they
,* wer all .and more than was expected
',For instance, strawberries s0ld in the
New York, Boston, and Washington
markets at, from 30 to 50 cents, per
quart. ,It cost ,the producers from 10
to 12, cents per/'qUart t~o send them to
,, market in refrigerator boxes, netting
th~em, from 18 to i4Q, cents, per quart.
': While strawberries were selling in St.

Augustine for 5 cent's a quart, the
growers at Hastings 'would not "sell
',, tiem lat hpmre for less than'15 and 20
cents The. market did not, break until
.. all of 'the crop had been. dlsppsed of.
,Then:Georgia strawberries took up the
: trade. I '
.' Good Prices Received.
;''', The fine hothouse cucumbers from'
English seed, ranging in length from 12
''to 180 inches, were disposed of to the
:large hotels in this State, there being
' very few left at the close of the season
to send' elsewhere. These cucumbers
'averaged $3 per dozen at the hothouses.
New potatoes were also -disposed of at
'good prices, the growers netting from
p$5. per barrel and upward. Crops this

year were not only, good, but they were
early,, and for that reason good prices
"'.., prevailed. ,Unless Florida truckmen
i can send vegetables. to market, ahead of,
.' any other point, there is very little
nmo'ney in the -business. When the
weather and conditions are favorable,
which is the case five out of six years,;
no business, in Athe State pays better
" *"than raising, early vegetables.
Along Phis coast there has been suf-
,'ficient moisture in dews and light rains
,to keep corn, potatoes, rice, melons,
etc.. from burning.
Next fall the, truckmen will plant
ticP the acreage of last year, while
many new planters will develop new
land.. The east coast, which up to with-
in, a few years has been rather back-
ward in trucking, owing to the good
profits made from citrus culture, is
Making rapid headway inf diversified
' farming, and in-future the prospects
are bright for success in whatever may
be undlertaken.

County for Free Silver and Against
Spar'kman and Bo1xham. -
: Monticello, June 8.--The resolutions
adopted by the Jefferson County'Dem-
ocratic Convention are as follows:
R "Re sI,,lved, That the 'Democratic
Pa-rty deserves well of the country by
its action in abolishing the 'McKinley
system and thereby reducing the bur-
dens of high tariff taxation, in resist-


His Reply to the Subcommittee
of the Senate.


Preserved the Credit of the Govern-
ment, Secured the Business Inter-
ests of the People, and Main-
tained the Parity of Coins.






















































Wa ashington, D;,C., June 8.-President
Cleveland formally, opened the Nation-
al Saengerfest at Pittsburg, Pa., -at 8
o'clock to-night. By pressing an elec-
tric button located in the Executive
Mansion he closed, an electric circuit,
the effect of which was to, illuminate
the hall in which the Saengerfest is
held, and an immense American flag,
formed of hundreds of beautifully col-
ored incandescent lights. Before
touching the button Mr. Cleveland 'sent
the following telegram to the chairrnan
o,f the committee, of arrangements 'of
the Saengerfest: ','I send hearty. conn-"
gratulations to ,the National Saenger-'
test,, and perform my iiart in, its, in-
auguration with a'asindere'wish for the
completeX success,' of this festival 6f
song." i
The message was then read to the
assembled throng' in the Exposition
Building, and thln when: the operator
at the other end mi,:le, the signal
'0. K.", the President touched the buit-
ton. Promptly\'after came the 'follow-,
ing telegram addressed to the President
from the president of 'the' test corn- ,
mittee: "Permit, me, in the name land
by authority of the/executive commit-
tee of the twentv-e-ith SanErt'" of the'N;" A. Saengerl:,n.:1, t,., thank y.Ou
most heartily for your.generous -,v-.',:L1S
and kindly offices in. opening our grand
festival." ; '
,Enthusiasmn t at Pittsburg. .... "
'RP~ittsburg, Pa., June 8.-The Saeeger-"
fest was formally opened to-n izht 'h- i. i
President Cleveland i resse. the buttOn
at aaplhington,"a~d, turned"-on the ilf
lumIna~tions in the great hall.' Fully
8,,0003 persons were 'present. 'The lighting
of' the lyre on the'stage was the's i n.1 'I
for ,he most enthusiastic applause',af--','
ter which the grand !symphony o,._-s-:
tra, under Director Heinrich 'Zo'ellnbr,, : "
l:,erf,'.Pn~,:ri the Kaiser March, by Wa'g-'
ner.' Then followed the I l I:I,,,'am .-. "
The'first' night's entr,-ir.,ment l:.. ..,
with the singing-o'f th-ie "St.ar -Sp.ai,+l' J ",'
B,anner",- by the, f eti\'al' chorus, The
solo:ists --,, the-even n., were Grace Da-
moan, Agnes Vo-el-Roberts,. H. B.", *
Brockett, and A. J. Baernstein. all .6L-- ,
,cal singers. Their. efforts: were ace.*,..- l '"
the heartie-st ap, pluse. :
To-morrow two concerts :"will be
givenn! At thee ofnein",the atterni,,in th,-
p*,i ei ial fea:tu're '11l b'e 'the hilh'ir-,_ 's
fh,:,rT from Tlie p:,ublio ?,.,:o.:.l-i, .:,m -
l:,O.'*ed of 3,000 \',oices.




placed in charge of this society. It
would be quite easy to form a co-oper-
ative membership in other parts of the
State, and within a few months a splen-
did collection could be gathered in the
building recently dedicated for the pur-
This work should be started at once,
so that the relics now in the possession
of individuals may be gathered to-
gether here and properly classified and
exhibited. Later, when the success of
the enterprise shall be assured, the
parent organization should create a
fund for the erection of a large and
commodious museum building, such an
one of which the people of the State
might feel proud.


Fight Expected in Convention on
the Money Question.
Gainesville, June 7.-The last meet-
ing of the political campaign in Ala-
chua County took place in this city
yesterday. Many candidates were here,
but scarcely more than half of the
thirty delivered addresses. The deep-
est Interest in the campaign is in the
race for Sheriff between W. L. Fennell
and H. M. Tillis, who were vociferously
applauded, and who, as they mounted
the platform, were compelled to await
silence. Mr. Tillis was the first to
speak, and charged that money was
being used by the corporations in fur-
thering the interests of Mr. Fennell.
When Mr. Fennell spoke he denied the
ridiculous assertion, and asked the peo-
ple to examine his record while he was
Sheriff of Alachua County six years
J. M. Barco, register of the United
States Land Office, is now an emphat-
ically avowed candidate for State
Comptroller, and is feeling the politi-
cal pulse of the State in reference to
his chances. The only opponent the
friends of Mr. Barco appear to dread is
Mr. Triay of Duval County.
From present' indications, there will
be a fight in the Alachua convention
upon the money issue. Some of the
most influential men on both sides of
the financial question have been chosen
delegates to the county convention, and
it is safe to say that the fight from*
either side will be bitterly contested.
As the county officers will all have been
nominated on the 10th inst, three days
before the convention shall meet, there
will be nothing to do but to adopt res-
olutions and send delegates to the
State and Congressional conventions.
Bloxham is the only man mentioned
here for Governor.

Two Factions Puzzle the Credentials
Bronson, June 7.-At the county con-
vention yesterday, T. W. Shands,
chairman of the executive committee,
named the delegation from Cedar Key
headed by W. D. Finlayson the antiss",
and 'the one headed by W. IT. Anderson
the "straightouts". It took the cre-
dential committee three hours to decide
whether the antiss" or the "straight-
outs" should be seated in the conven-
tion. After both "factions" had pre-'
sented their claims, the committee de-
cided to. allow each delegation six
votes. Cedar. Key was entitled to
twelve delegates in the convention, and
the antiss" and the "straightouts"
both elected twelve men. While the
credentials committee was preparing
its report, Senator Newton A. Blitch
and Hon. N. R. Carter, candidates for
the State Senate, and W. D. Finlayson
and H. A. H. Crumpton, candidates for
Representative, addressed the conven-
tion on the leading issues of the day.
The convention elected the. following
gentlemen as'members of the executive
committee for the ensuing two years.
T. W. Shands, chairman, Bronson; A.
L. Tillis, Levyville; T. J. Yearty, Otter
Creek; C.' G.' McCormick. Cedar ,Key;
C. C. Galn-s. Lebanon; J. S., Blitch,
Phoenix; J. P. Reddick, Willlsion; F.
WV. Blitch. Morriston: J. P. Littl-. Sum-
her; NN'. H. Tucker, Judson; George F.
McDonnell, Shell Po.,nd. and J. ,S.. C.
Sheffield, Red Hollow. .

Were Misled by a Telegram from J.
M. Barrs.
St. 'Augnstine, June 7.-The Demo-
crats of St. Johns County are. endeavor-
ing to, reconcile the prediction contained
in the telegram from J. M. Barrs of
Jacksonville, read in the county con-
vention here. yesterday, with the action
of the Dural County, Convention on the
silver question. Mr:. Barrs' telegram
read: '"The silver men combining will
control Dural County .Convention. Pass
strong resolutions for silver." On the
strength of this, no doubt, Captain
Mickler introduced and had passed a
resolution expressing the hope that the"
delegates to the. Congressional conven-
tion from St. Johns would support Mr.
Barrs for Congress. St. Johns Co~unty
has always followed in the footsteps of
Dual in matters political, and since it
has been discovered that Mr. Barrs
was far from the truth in his predic-
tions, it is not at all probable, that the
St. Johns delegation will pay attention
to, the resolutions. These resolutions,
touching silover and Mr. Barrs, were
not passed until after the delegates had
been elected, and both delegations go
to the conventions unpledged as to
Burrs and silver. The delegates from
St. Johns, both to the State and Con-

gressional conventions, are good men,
and will abide by the wish of the ma-
jority in all matters that may come
up for consideration.
Primary Eleetio n In Orlando Passed
Off Quietly.
Orlando, June 7.-At yesterday's pri-
mary, held for the purpose of electing
delegates to the *Democratic County
Convention on the 10th dnst., 450 ballots
were. cast. Two tickets were in the
field, designated as "ring" and "anti-,
ring" tickets. Of the entire number
of ballots polled, but fourteen,
were scratched. Both sides worked
hard, but the day passed quietly, with
no disturbance or hot words. During
the evening, returns came in from
most of the accessible precincts of the
county, all showing favorably for
the ring side. The result will doubt-
less be the recommendation of the
present officials in every instance, and
the retention of the executive commit-
,tee by the faction that has controlled
party affairs for the past eight or ten
years. 't
T. J. Appleyard, secretary of the
Democratic Executive Committee of
the Nineteenth Senatorial District, has
called a meeting of the committee, to
be held in Sanford on June 25, for the.
purpose of arranging for the time and
place for holding the district conven-
tion for'nominating a State Senator,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may be necessary.
To the State and Congressional
Sumterville, June 7.-The committee
appointed 'to select delegates to the
State and Congressional conventions
met at the Court House yesterday and
selected the following delegates to each
convention: State-Wm. Himes, R. G.
Wright, J. Rutland, George Nelson,
and J. T. Pemberton. Congressional-
W. W. Cassady, J. Q. Smith, W. G. C.
Kilgore, and W. D. Hunter. Wm..
Himes of Bushnell was indorsed by the
convention for Congress, with C. M.
Brown as second choice. The conwen-"

of silver to its position prior to 1873.
The convention indorsed Sheats, Ma-
bry, Crawford, CollinS, and Bloxham
for their respective aspirations. W. N.
Sheats was present at the convention,
and made a talk upon the public
school system.

Primaries at Weiborn.
Welborn, June 7.-At the Democratic'
primary held here yesterday, Senator
A. W. McLeran, Colonel W. R. Moore,
J. J. Sealey, F. J. Mallory, G. F. Grif-
fer, J. L. Allison, L. C. Murdock, and
W. H. Ogden were elected delegates to
attend the county convention at Live
Oak next Tuesday. This precinct went
28 to 14 in favor of a convention to nom-
inate county officers. Senator A. W.
.McLeran was elected to succeed .Hon.
W. A. Tysen on the executive commit-
tee for this district.

Washington for Sound Money.
Chipley, June 6.-The names of the
delegates to the State convention,
chosen by the Washington County Con-
vention yesterday, are as follows: -r.
A. Emmons, L. R. Sanford, and J. H.
Daniel. The delegates to the Congres-
slonal convention are T. M. ELllis, J. L.
Ball, and J. T. Bowen.
Among other resolutions adopted by
th,e convention was the following:
"Resgived, That this convention
heartily indorses the course pursued by
the national administration respecting
the financial system, which has as its
paramount purpose the maintenanit- of
.our commercial tranquillity, both at
home and abroad, by placing i s upon
a standard of value which sustains cur
credit with all civilized nations; and
we recommend the continuance cf this
truly Democratic policy on the part Of
the State and national divisions of the
party, and the insertion of a clause
embodying this matter in both the
State and national platforms."
Other resolutions were also presented
approving of the course pursued by the
State officers. I
W. T. May, the candidate for repre-
sentative. is an avowed -supporter of
Colonel W. D. Chipley for United States
Senator, and an advocate of sound
Precinct Meeting at Braidentown.
Braidentown, June 7.-The Demo!
eratic prec-inct meeting to choose dele-
gates to the county convention met
here yesterday. Judge E. M. Graham
was made chairman and H. W. Fuller
secretary' The following delegates
were elected: H. W. Fuller, Wm., C.
Patten, W. C. Lightfoot. L. R. Duck-
wall, Jas. H. Revierro, S. J. Tyler.
Mr. Tyler introduced a resolution
that the delegates be instructed to vote
for primary elections, which was
unanimously adopted. Judge E. M.
Graham then presented the following
"Resolved, That the delegates to the
county convention be instructed to use
their influence in securing the election
of such delegates to the State conven-
tion as will secure the nomination of
Hon. W. D. Bloxham for Governor."
The resolution was unanimously
In consequence of the action of ',the
county executive committee, ,, many
leading and prominent Republicans
took part in the precinct meeting and
voted for the delegates, having pledged
themselves to support the nominees,of
the Democratic County and State Con-

Escamnbia County Democrats.
Pensacola, June 7.-A called .meeting
of the Democratic County Executive
Committee 'was held Friday,* evening.
Suitable resolutions'to the memory of
the late Judge A. M. M,:.Millan. Who
,was a member of the committee, w'ere
adopted, an,] N. W. Ni,?hi':'ls:on haq'
elected a member ,of the c.:,mmittee ,'to
fill the vacian.y caused by his death.
Frank John,:,n- was selected, as a.
prope" person to reconmmend foir ap-
p:,,intment' as a member -,of thejhird
,-.'R Ciuntv Cjnnilii+,,ners inju&,
iJudge McMillZ-n 7i f
In refer'ence to we. vacancy on thi,-
Legislative ticket, a resolution wa
unanimously a -1o,:,ted that, as ,,nl* -n,-ne
candidate fior the House of, Represent-
atives has responded to th chairman.'?
invitation and qualified for a place on
the official ballot, the chairman. is in-,
s;tructed to notify the inspectors of the
primary that Judge M. O. Baggft's
niame alone can be permitted or count-
ed in the primary of June 8. \

The Vote at Sanford.
Sanford, June 7.--The total vote cast,
in this precinct yesterday at t-e Demo-
cratic primary was 379; the Whither
delegation receiving 210 and the Lake
169 votes, The Republicans stai,:l
away from the~polls as a rule. Less
than half-a-dozen attempted to vote.
and, except in one or two instan,:'-?,
they were challenged by the opposing
A Lee-Stillman Convention. |
Tallahassee, June 7.--The L.ee-
Stillman Republicans., held their
county convention in the Opera
House Saturday. The only business
transacted was the election of dele-
gates to their State and C.,ngressional',
Conventions. The county is er, titled^ to
twelve in ,each body.


Primary or Convention System Still
Unsettled in Alachua County.
Gainesville, June 4.--The Derrocratic
voters of Alachua have held their pre-
cinct meeting for' the election of dele-
gates to the county conventionn, to,.I:',e
held in this city June 13. At the. pre-
cinct meeting, resolutions condemning
the Executive Committee' in strong
language for calling a primary elec-
tion so early in the season, were passed
without a dissenting voice. This is the
only precinct in the county where the
action of the committee in this regard
-%has been ,repudiated. At the coming
primary election the question of prefer-
ence as to a convention or rriii:iry
will be left to the Democratic voters.
For several years this question has
been debated by the Executive Com-
mittee, but each time the controversy
has resulted in' calling a convention.
At the coming primary the tickets will
be printed, so as to enable the voters
to indorsee ,the primary system or to
vote in favor ,of the convention system.
The primary system is thought likely
to win, though it is a very expensive
way of making nominations. The com-
*ing primary election will cost not much
less than $500. The day for announce-
ments as candidates for county offices
has closed, and the ballots to be used
in the coming contest, have been ,print-
ed. The ballot bears the names given
below, and includes, every candidate:
Legislature-J. A. Carlisle, H.- H. 1vlc-
Creary, J. D. Stringfellow, D. C. Mc-
Intosh, and J. M. Everett. Sheriff-H.
M. Tillis, C. E. Johnston, and L. W.
Fannell. Tax Collector-W. G. Mor,:.
J. L. Kelley, 0 B. Bailey, W. W; Col-
son, and H. C., Cato. County Judge--
H. G. Mason and Z. T. Taylor, Sr.
Superintendent Public Instruction -
W. M. Halloway.. Clerk Circuit Court-,
E. C. Wimberley, J. M. Dell, H. C. Den-
ton. Assessor-L. M. Bell, J. D. Ba'rron
Treasurer-J. A. Shannoh; R.1 B. Weeks,
B. P. Boulware, and R. B. Peeler.
County Surveyor-J. W. :Patton a~nd S.
H. Wienges. Member of School Board
from District No. I-Rev. G. T. Leidt-
ner; No. 2, W. H. Robertson; No. ,3, IH,.
C. Parker. The most noted contests are
between L. W. Fenniell and H. M. Til-
lis for Sheriff and J. M. Dell and H.

bills, and in 1832 interposed the first
veto of such a measure. In conclusion,
Mr. Hill offered a resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution,
providing that the President may veto
a specific item of an appropriation bill
without vetoing the whole bill.
Mr. Butler '(Pop.) of North Carolina
spokp of the Presidential use- of pat-
ronage to influence legislation .and
elections. This, with the veto power,
made the President an autocrat, more
dangerous than a King of England,
could ever be.
The Veto.
This' closed the speech-making, and
the vote was taken, resulting in the
passage of the bill over the President's
veto-yeas, 56: nays, 5; as follows:
Yeas-Republicans, Aldrich, Allison,
Burrows, Cannon, Carter, Chandler,
Clark, Cullom, Davis, Dubois, Elkins,
Gall-inger, Gear, Hale, Hansbrough,
Hawley, Lodge, McBride, Mitchell
(Oregon), Nelson, Perkins, Pettigrew,
Platt, Pritchard, Quay, Sherman,
Shoup, Squire, Teller, Warren, Wet-
more, Wilson, Wolcott-33. Democrats,
Bacon, Berry, Brice, Faulkner, George,
Gibson, Gornan, Jones ,of Arkansas,
Lindsay, Mills, Mitchell of Wiscon-
sin, Morgan, Pasco, Pugh, Tillman,
Turpie, Vest, Walthall, and White-19.
Populists, Butler, Jones of Nevada,
Peter, Stewart-4. Total, 56.
Nays-Democrats, Bate, Chilton, Hill,
Smith, Vilas--5.
The partial report on the Naval Ap-
propriation Bill, covering all questions
except the item of -battleships and the
price of arrhor plate, was agreed
to, and on the question of a further
conference Mr. Chandler took the
floor. He urged that .it made little dif-
ference whether four battleships were
ordered now, or two now and ,two next
year. Mr. Chandler referred to some
criticism made of Mr. Mill's course in
advocating the freedom of Cuba and
yet voting to reduce the number of
"If those ships can be used for the
independence of Cuba," interrupted Mr.
Mills, "I will vote for four, five,'or six
of them." Mr. Chandler sald that he
feared that the ships cQuld not be used
for that purpose.
Mr. Quay's Modesty.
Mr. Quay (Rep.) of Pennsylvania
moved to recede from the Senate
amendment reducing 'the number of
battleships to two. An extended debate
as to the cost of armor plate was par-
ticipatedin by Senators Quay, Bacon,
Chandler, and Tillman. I
Mr. Tillman spoke in his usual breezy
style. He said that he did not ob-
ject 'to the law providing that all armor
must be of American make, but he ob-
jected to having the American con-
cerns rob the Government. He wanted
to see whether these companies could
take. the Government and Congress by
the throat. The vote on receding from
the Senate amendment limiting the
price of armor would show the-power
pf these "armor robberies". He de-
clared that' the investigation of armor
frauds two years ago was shifted into
the Senate in order to kill it. "Have
we attorneys here?" asked Mr. Till-
man, looking around the Senate.
"Have we a lobby here; have we Sen-
ators interested in seeing these con-
tracts given out. I only ask the ques-
tion; I do not know."
Mr. Tillman told of a visit last week
to the harbor defenses of New York,
and ridiculed the, arrangement of guns
and mortars "aimed in the dark" and
shot with .blind chance. The defenses
were such, he said, that a navy would
have 'no place of retreat, and no pro-
tection after it was created. I i
,A vote on Mr..Quay's motion, was not
,reached, but an agreement was made
to vote at 1 o'clock ;to-morrow. At
6:15 the Senate, adjourned.

Clearing the Deeks for the Final
Was~inton. D. C.. Ji:- :3.-The
H.,uii-e t:-<:lay ,,i.' an ca,'ins thed d:ecks
for final adjourtrnment I:,%- extenldine the
length ,o-f the daily sessi,.,n.. The Hnue
nlet at 11 o'cl,:,:-k and sat until 6. In
:t.,:1itin to thi ~. i, _. D in,=Ii y. the I-a,-
o. of the "majority, gave notice .inat
henceforth he'w.ould object to all leaw--
of absence, except' such as were re-
quested on account of sickness. Tit']
importance of keeping the quorum con-
stantly in attendance, he explained,
compelled him to take this step.
A partial conference report on the
the, General Deficiency Bill was agreed
to, and the bill was ^,net' back to fur-
ther conference.
The Murray-Elliott contested" case
from the First South Carolina District
was debated for four hours. The vote
will be .taken to-morrow. ,The majority
report. favors 'the seating of the con-
testant, who is a colored man, and who
was seated by the Fifty-fir'st House" in
place of Elliott. / +

An Aged Couple 'Horribly Muti-
lated by Robbers.
Johnstown, Pa., June 3.-At an early
hour 'this morning two human fiends
broke into ,the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. David Berkey, an aged couple
who reside near- Rummel, Somerset
County, about three miles from this
city,, to rob"' them. The, couple were
considered to be wealthy. The robbers,
entered the room. occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Berkey, and tied them to their bed
with ropes, and demanded their fo'r-

tune. Mr. Berkey refused to give them
anything, when they immediately ap-
plied the flames of lamps to, their feet,
burning them horribly. They then took-
a knife, and cut Mr. Berkey's lips ,in
slits, threatening -to, kill both he and
his wife if they would not deliver up
their money. Mr. Berkey told them
where they could find $1,288 in cash, all
the money ;in the house, but. they were
not satisfied, and continued their atro-
,cities, further mutilating Mr. Berkey's
face. No alarm was gi-ven until sev-
eral hours afterward, when Mr. Berkey
succeeded in freeing himself. A posse
started after the robbers an hour later,
but they made their escape by stealing
two, horses from William Corner's
stable and riding to the mountains.
The condition of both Mr. and Mrs.
Berkey is critical.

An Austrian Denies That He Mur-
*ered a Woman.
San Francisco, Cal., June 3.-The
Chronicle has received a letter from
Atlanta, Ga., purporting to have been
.written -by Joseph Blanther, the Aus-
trian knight, accused of the murder
of Mrs. Philopena Langfeldt of this
city, in which the writer denies that he
committed the murder, and says that
he is willing to come to San Francsco
to stand trial on the charge.
Blather says that Mrs. Langfeldt
was murdered by Dr. James Scott. No
such person is known in this city.
Chief of Detectives Lees, to whom the
letter was shown, says he is positive
that it was written by Blanther. In-
vestigation shows, however, that many
statements made by Blanther are not
corroborated by facts. Blanther's sin-
gular communication is not dated, but
.the postmark on the envelope shows
that it was mailed at Atlanta, Ga., on
May 28, shortly before 5 p.m.

End of an Apache Criminal.
Denver, Colo., June 3.-General
Wheaton was notified yesterday that
Massia,, a renegade Apache chief, had
been slain in Southern Arizona by In-
dian scouts. He was one of the great-

Tampa, June 7.-Mayor Gillett took
.up the reins of the city government
yesterday morning, and the people al-
ready feel the change. The Mayor's
first, real official action was to assemble
the entire police force at his office
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. By
his request the Marshal introduced
each member of the force to the Mayor'
individually, and that official gave them
a hearty' grip of the hand. He told
the gentlemen assembled that he was
about to reappoint each one of them.
HL told them that if a, single, man'was
present who felt that he could not en-
force, every law of the city he wanted
that man to step forward and say so
before the oath was administered. No
one responded. The Mayor then reap-,
-pointed everyone of the members of the
old force, and administered the oath
of office to him. Mayor Gillett told the
new force that he expected to see that
every law on the city's books was en-
forced without fear or favor, and that
so long as each man did his duty he '
could expect to, hold his position, but
that the man who did not do that duty
must go.
"I can cut yous official head off just
as easy as I can shake your hand in
friendship," said the Mayor, "and I
will do,'it with the first man who fails
to. do. his duty. And if you do not do
that duty, you may be sure that I will
find it', out.- I am going to, trace you
just as if you were my own employees,
expecting no more from you than you
are able to give, but I know that each
one of you can do your duty and you
must do, it."
After the ceremony of swearing in
the police force was over with, Mayor
Gillett Issued an edict that means some-
thing for Tampa. The gamblers must
.go. His proclamation is to the effect
that all gambling. in Tampa must cease'
by June 15, and the keepers of all
places of that kind have been notified
toa that effect, and they seem, to realize
that this time something has got. to
move. The Mayor purposes to have
this evil stopped, and stopped for good.
The saloons will come in for their
share of attention soon, and so will the
houses of prostitution. Mayor Gillett
will have, prepared at once ordinances,,
that will close -all saloons on Sunday,
not ordinances that will allow one door
to fly open when another is closed,
and this law will be- rigidly enforced.
lHe will also have an ordinance passed
restricting 'the bawdy houses, and giv- -
ing the police the power to keep them
continually moving, and prevent them
from locating in any respectable n'eigh-
borhood. ,


The, Egyptian Forees Win the First ,.
Engage'ment. ..

Fi'ket. Egypt. Jtne 7.-Thi point
was taken by Egyptian trop? at an
,=arlv hou" this ._11-llinz 4 1"
1 n1111 -rer o1,Of loq|uittill
this. the first engage.
c~ami-,ignl, ha?' 'i-.ma ga aB^ ^
.-,-r ttenl: The Egyl 3 i B .

Alkasheh. the Egypl:,ti.
evening. June 6. Tihe
-_urprise. as it .. ..
termirc-,:l t,- (Iold> Ak.asheh as an out-*
l,,t until the hot season had passe,],
an.] the ,-erio,,d had arrived for the ad-
van,:.e uoL,,:,n Donagola, in the- latter rart
of August or in September. +The force
responded promptly to orders, how-
ever, and were soon under way for this
]Joint. The distance is 20 'miles, and
it took the whole night to accomplish
the march.
The greatest secrecy had been main-
tained as to all arrangements, and,
every precaution was taken to prevent
the news of the advance from leaking
out. The night's long march was pur-
sued in absolute silence. In conse-
quence, the arrival of the Egyptians at
the Dervish camp took the enemy com-
pletely by surprise.
They quickly rallied, however, and
rushed to their arms. Far from being
routed in the first skirmish of the at-
tack, they stood to their positions and
made a stubborn defense of the camp
for an hour and a half, during which *
there was hard fighting. The Der-
vishes were finally put to rout by a
flank movement executed by the cav-
alry. 'Seeing themselves in danger of
being surrounded, the forces of the
Khalifa took flight to the southward
toward Suarda, pursued by the cav-
alry. Suarda is nearly a hundred miles
south of here, but it is strongly held
by a. force' of. several thousand Der-
vishes. ,
Reports go far received, indicate that
the loss to the Dervishes will amount
to a thousand men. Among those
killed ,is the Emir Hammuda, who was
their commander, beside many import-
ant chiefs. Hammuda was in corn- .*"
mand of the larger force at Suarda.,
He was one of the tribe of Habbania,
and was with Slatin Pasha while the
.latter was a captive of the Khalifa in
the Soudan. Slatin has .described him
as a great faVorite with, the Khal~ifa,
who promoted him to the rank of Emir
because he left his own tribe, when
the insurrection first broke 'out, .to
serve the Khal~ifa personally.
The taking of Firket was probably
decided upon owing to the doubtful "
strength .of Akasheh as an outpost,
surrounded as it is by low hills,'"the
taking of which would make Akasheh
a death-trap.
The finishing of the railroad line
from Sarras has been rapidly pushed

since the expedition was determined
uponi* By extending it to Firket, the
worst cataract will be turned, and
early advantage. ,an thus be taken of
the rise in the- Nile at the end of July
for water transport to Dongola. The
Egyptian loss in the fight was twenty
killed and eighty wounded. Hundreds
of Dervishes were taken prisoners:
The Fight a Hot One.
London, England, June 8.-A dis-
patch to the Chronicle from Firket,
Egypt, says that the Dervishes made
a hard fight with a large force of rifle-
men, and not only held their ground
but attempted to advance with a per-
ofect roar of musketry, that was re-
pulsed by shrapnel and Maxim hail,
and steady, converging volleys, Which
shattered the mud houses of Firket.
. The position I of the Dervishes, this
dispatch adds, was stormed from, the,
north, and the remnant of the 'Der-,
vishes made a running fight through
the hills toward Morgrat.

The French Steeplechase.
Paris, France, J une 7.-In the grand
steeplechase to-day Valois Won, Cen-
tauress was second, and Times was
.. o 4, U .- -. ... ...




While on an Excursion to St.


,The Ancient City Was Filled with
Strangers, Anxious To See All of
the Sights During a Very Short
Stay-Teacherr Examined.

St. Augustine, June 7.-The excur-
sion from Gainesville and intermediate
points, by way of Palatka, arrived
here at 2-:30 o'clock this afternoon, sev-
eral hours behind schedule time. All
of the carriages in the city were at the
depot, and when the excursionists
poured from the eight coaches many of
them engaged carriages for a drive
around the city and to South Beach.
The excursion left Gainesville this
n,'Ining at 8 o'clock, .with several hun-
dred people, which increased to 500 be-
fore this city was reached. It was
planned and conducted by James Beale
of Palatka. The excursionists ex-
pected to spend nearly all of the morn-
ing and the entire afternoon In this
city, but owing to numerous delays the
train lost four hours in making the
run to Palatka. The hour set for de-
parture this afternoon was 6 o'clock,
but the visitors were given another
hour, and it was after 7 o'clock when
the train pulled out of the depot on its
homeward journey.
While the 'excursion train was en
route from Palatka to this city an ac-
cident occurred that may prove serious.
The train had just left Armstrong Sta-
tion, about fifteen miles from this city,
when Fred Carroway of Hawthorne,
a young man about 21 years of age, fell
from the car, striking against a wood
rack with considerable force. The train
was stopped, and the conductor and
others hastened back to the rack. Car-
roway was found lying in the ditch in
an unconscious condition. He was
picked up and carried to the train. A
cot was procured, and the injured man
was made as comfortable as possible
in the baggage car. On examination
It was found that Carroway was struck
across the chest, and was severely hurt
on the left side from his hip to his knee..
On arriving in the city Carroway was
driven to Alicia Hospital, where he
was attended by Dr. S. F. "Worley,
chief surgeon of the Florida East Coast
Railway. Dr. Worley carefully ex-
amined the wounds, and expressed the
belief that the injured man would pull
through safely, unless it should prove
that he sustained; Internal injuries
from the blow across the chest, in
which case the accident might prove
fatal. Carroway will remain in the
hospital, and his mother will stay with
him until the extent of his injuries
shall be made known.
An extra baggage car was attached
to the train when it left Gainesville, in
which a restaurant was conducted. Ow-
ing to the delay en route this proved a
great comfort to, the excursionists, as
there were sufficient provisions to sup-
ply all with light refreshments.
Teachers' Examinations.
The Boarc of Public Instruction of
St. Johns County has been in session
for the past few days examining the
papers of those who attended the re-
cent county institute for first, second,
and third-grade certificates. Many of
the contestants are experienced teach-
ers, but their certificates having ex-
,ij .p^-red, it became necessary for them to
,.*^li,'r.b another examination. First-
tiw~d rtiflcates are good for four
-i"aecond-grade. certificates are
^g^.' r'only two terms-r
| |wenty-nine white competItors
M@ .3Wi^0KTOthe examination, tventy-six
, issed ._'1Of the colored contestants, 50
per cent passed. The pereenage of suc-
cessful competitors Is much< greater
this year than for any other previous
The white contestants who will re-
caive certificates are Miss Amy M.
Mann, 'Miss E. N. Hambleni, Miss May
Schugart, Miss Fannie Auhorn, Mrs. M.
Reese, Miss Ada Mann, Miss Elise Alex-
ander, Miss Miss Mamie. Coughlan^,
Miss Grace Jeal, Miss A. W. Young,
Miss Leon Rude, Miss Julia Rogers,
Miss Eva Rogers, Miss M. S. Pooser,
Miss C. A. Sherman, Miss Mary Middle-
ton, Miss E. L. Watkins, Mrs. R. G.
Sulzner, Sister de Chantel, Miss S. M.
Clendenning, Sister Ferdinand, Sister
Genevieve, Sister Theophila, Sister
Julia, and Miss E. J. Cox. Of these
three will receive first-grade certifi-
cates, twelve second-grade certificates,
-and eleven third-grade certificates.
'The following colored contestants
passed the examinations, and will re-
ceive 'third-grade certificates: L. L.
Jackson, L. Miller, Ella B. Stevens,
Ella S. Sanks, Hester A. lMcFarlan,
Henry H. Williams, and Samuel M.
The school board reports that the ex-
aminations were satisfactory in every
particular, anri tlhat of the three fail-
ures in the white department two
missed their certificates on one. study.

The board will meet early this week
to make assignments of teachers to the
schools of the county. The number of
persons' holding certificates is slightly
in excess of the number of places to be
filled, therefore the board will provide
first for those holding the highest per-
Museum of Aboriginal Relies.
The letter written by iVajor G. R.
Fairbanks oft Fernandina, published
in the Citizen of June 5, calling at-
tention to the purpose of residents
of this city to establish a museum
here for the preservation of an-
cient relics of the aboriginal peoples
who occupied Florida before its dis-
covery by Europeans, is looked upon by
those interested in the establishment
of this museum as timely, and it is
hoped that'a general movement may be
started all over the State that will re-
sult in bringing about a successful is-
sue to the enterprise. e I
The building presented by Mr. and
Mrs John L. Wilson, for the use of the
free public library, and for a storehouse
.....for old relics, is sufficiently spacious for
both purposes. Dr. DeWitt Webb, who
has a good collection of ancient relics,'
has expressed a willingness to start the
collection, but before the work can be
systematically prosecuted a State or-
ganization must be formed, so that rel-
ics from every part of Florida may be
gathered here and placed in the ,mu-
seum. "
The suggestion has also been made
that when the State society shall be
formed some arrangement will be made
to purchase the valuable collection of
relics now in the possession of Dr. Ved-
der. The collection consists of many
rare and curious things, and can be
purchased at, a very reasonable-price.
This collection, added to that in the
\ possession of Dr. Webb and others in
the State, would make an exhibit of
great interest -and value.
'Major Fairbanks' suggestion that a
parent organization be formed here. to
take -care'of the proposed collection is
a good one, and no doubt will be acted
upon. An organization, the St. Augus-
tine' Literary and Scientific Society,
now exists here, and It numbers among
*its members many persons who are in-
terested in Florida antiquities and his-
' "+'-ior r'n- ain'. r'he. -task nof collecting


River and Harbor Bill Passed
by the Senate.


The Debate Was a 1piritetl One, De-
veloping Much Bitterness and De-
nunciation of the President.-
Five Stood by the Executive.

Washington, D. C., June 3.-The Sen-
ate to-day passed the River and Harbor
Bill over the President's veto by the
vote of 56 to 5. This was the last step
in making the bill effective, and it is
now a law. The affirmative vote was
fifteen more than the two-thirds re-
quired to pass the measure over a veto.
The vote was taken after three hours of
spirited debate, during which the Pres-
ident was criticised and defended, the
remarks at times being directly and
bitterly personal. The opposition to
the veto was expressed by Senators
Vest, Sherman, Pettigrew, Hawley,
and Butler, while the veto was defend-
ed by Senators Vilas, Hill, and Bate.
Mr. Vest, who was the first to take
the floor, said that thb veto contained
statements that, however much he
might respect the office of the President,
ought not to go unchallenged. 'The
Senator did not question the Presi-
dent's prerogative, but the framers of
the Constitution never had intended
that this power should be exercised in
the ordinary affairs of the Government.
It was to be a power to meet extraordi-
nary emergencies, when popular pas-
sion had led to hasty, legislation or
when a constitutional question was in-
volved. The early Presidents, who
stood nearest to the Constitution, exer-
cised the veto power but seven times,
twice by Washington, five times by
Madison, and not once by Jef-
ferson or John Quincy Adams.
Mr. Vest then analyzed the
statements of the veto concerning
extravagance, saying that, in view of
the vast interests involved, the extent
of the country and the fact that the
River and Harbor Bill covered two
years, this measure was comparative-
ly reasonable.
Sherman States His Reasons.
Mr. Sherman, who followed, said that
he would vote to pass the bill over the
veto, because the improvement of the
waterways of the country was one of
the most important branches of nation-
al development, and one in which
9ther great nations were showing even
greater advancement than the United
States. The Senator explained the opin-
ion that the veto power could not be
directed against an appropriation bill.
The legislative branch was given the
exclusive right "to appropriate money",
"It is time to curb this daily exer-
cise of the veto power," declared Mr.
Sherman. "It is a most extreme power,
and a dangerous one, unless exercised
only in'the most extreme cases involv-
ing constitutional questions. But this
wise restriction is set aside,, and we
have a veto every week or so, ,every
day'or so.'
Mr. Vilas (Dem.) of Wisconsin said
that the bill contained' important ap-
propriations for his State, but 'he could
not bring himself to the, conviction
,that this great burden should be add--
eed to the ditessed s.houlders of the
eof le o, the country. He'. r regarded
the criticisms,: of the "veto b:,y Mr. Vest
as excessivel" minutes rind inconse-
1,-uential. The Pr -sident dou -tless *'ok1
the figures furnished b- the engineers,
.F.s akng-br,.adly ,,of tlhe millions in-
v,-, ved with,-out parti,-ularizin q as to
the last cent. MIr. Vilas to,,ok up the
extent of appropriations at this Con-
gress. These, ipe said. XVouM' ex,-,ed
.'}'5i n0 .i""'"i0 bef,-,re l'eachling the Rliv'er
and Harbor Bill., Congress had come
to dealing With vast sums as lightly as
would some, Oriental Prince who had
no comprehension *of values. Where
"was the money coming from? asked
Mr. Vilas; was it coming from more
taxation or more bonds?
The Senator from Ohio (sherman),
said Mr. Vilas, appealed for more reve-
nue, as ,though raising revenue was
some legislative'trick. ]Because of+ this
recklessness of expenditure, Mr. Vilas
said, he would vote to sustain the
Mr. Berry (Den.) of Arkansas, while
deprecatingg extravagant appropria-
tion, regretted that the attack should'
be directed against he bill that most
benefited the agricultural classes.
Pettig-rew Speaks of Usurpation.
MVr. Pettigrew (Rep.) of .South Da-
kota expressed the belief, that the time
had come for a constitutional amend-
ment limiting the veto power, to pre-
vent its usurpation of legislative func-
tions, and the over-riding of majority
rules. This, .he said, was "the usurping
policy of, Grover Cleveland".
"The present occupant of the White
Housee" continued Mr. Pettigrew, "is

not content with 1thte violation of the
Constitution by the exercise of the
veto power alone, but with an utter
disregard of his sacred oath of office,
as well as of the Constitution, he
overrides the laws, influences Con-
gressmen with patronage, enriches his
favorites at the public expense; in,
fact, permits no restraint but his im-
nerial will. He has refused to enforce
the laws of'-Congress so often that the
list of ,violations is next only to the
list of vetoes. He has sold bonds at
private sale to his favorites and former
associates upon terms and at a price
many millions of dollars below the
market price' of the bonds on the day
of such private sale. In vfew of these
facts, it is time for Congress to give
-some attention to these usurpations. If
this Government is to survive, we can
no longer look with indifference upon
the shameful autocracy of Grover
Bate Sees an Ulterior Motive.
Mr. Bate (Dem.) of Tennessee sup-
ported the veto, and opposed the bill.
The issuance of bonds was behind this
measure, he said, or' else a tariff bill
that would overtop even the McKinley
Mr. Stewart, (Pop.) of Nevada, op-
posed the veto because he thought
river and harbor improvements were
Mr. Hawley supported the .bill, and
pointed out its general features of
merit. He added an expression of re-
gret that the President had seen fit in
his message to speak of the great
danger from the unhappy decadence of
the people's respect for the Govern-
"'I am sorry to find 'the President
dominated by this sad spirit of pes-
simism," said Mr. Hawley. "There is
no decadence of the love and respect
of our people for, their Government.
Millions of men are'ready to lay down
their lives for their country. I do not
think that the President of the United
States ought to make this remark
Mr. Hill upheld the veto power, de-
claring that the fine distinctions and
limitations that had been stated were
in the brains of Senators, but not in
the Constitution. Senators, had, quoted
Jackson, but; Mr. Hill reminded them
that "Old Hickory" himself Inaugu-


The New Mayor Will Purge the "
City of Wickedness. .


Other Haunts of Vice Will Be
Looked After-Police Ordered To
Enforce All Laws, or Be De-
capitated for Neglect.

at the art of producing the most fin-
ished goods ever placed on the markets
of the world. Besides'these people be-
ing good workers, they are also good
patriots, and when the question of as-
sisting their country arose they re-,
sponded most nobly.
With this combination of conditions
the recent tobacco order of General
Weyler fell with greater force upon
this community than upon any other;
in fact, the order was said to. have
been made as a direct blow at Tampa,
but such was scarcely the case. When
the order was-first made public much
apprehension was felt that thousands
or workmen would be thrown out of '
work, and the situation savored of se-
rious consequences.
How Mr. Cartaya Views It.
The following interview with Mr. J.
E. Cartaya, manager of the La Hilda
Cigar Factory of this city, treats the
situation from an intelligent and prac-
tical standpoint. Mr. Cartaya arrived
from Cuba on the Mascotte last Thurs-
day night as stated in these dispatches.
While in Cuba he was under suspicion
of being implicated with the insur-
gents, and, only succeed in escaping
official detention through theinterven-
tion of prominent Spanish friends,
who convinced the Chief of Police that
he was there only on business. Re-
garding the tobacco outlook, Mr. Car-
taya said:
"On the first of the month I learned
that the tobacco question was soon' to
undergo an important change, so I
huriedly left the city on the 4th inst.,
and arrived in Havana on the 6th. 'I
remained there several dp.ys, but de-
cided, that, in order to accomplish
best the objects of my mission, I should
be obliged to go into the Vuelta *Abajo
district, which I did. I found much dif-
ficulty in moving around the country
on account, of the insurgents; conse-
quently, I was, during ithe greater part
of the time, with a guard of the Span-
ish soldiers. i I
"'I 'found that-a great deal of tobac-
co had been destroyed by fire, and
much of it injured by, too hasty manip-
ulations to get it out of the fields and
into the warehouses.. This left a small
proportion of first-class tobacco, and,
in order, to get that, a battle was going
ob between the Havana and American
manufacturers. The price went up day'
after day, until it had reached a figure
unknown before. The American buyers--
had the best of the fight on account, of
their energy and their' realization of,
the situationconfronting them.
Occasion of the Fight. -
"The occasion of the fight was the
prevailing opinion' that no crop Would
be raised next year. -The reason for
this belief is found in the fact that
the ground for the seed beds is gener-
ally prepared early in June, and that
by this time every year the, planters
can be seen making preliminary ar-
rangements' forthe planting of the next '
year's crop. This year no such ac-
tivity is, apparent. The conditions .are
such that the farmers wait only long
enough to- gather what little crop they
have and then leave, with their fam-
ilies. Some come to this country and
many go'to Mexico, in search of land
for tobacco, but most of them ,go to
the Canary Islands, whenrcel\ they came.
"The best holdings of, the new crop,
now stored in Havana are controlled
by the American manufacturers.
When\the Havana manufacturers real-
ized that they weregetting the worst
of it they appealed to Weyler for re-
lief, and then the'order was issued(*;
Only a few American manufacturers
were in Cuba at the. time. and those,
who were thZr'e were .tru,:.k w-h *'It :',n-
c t-rnati,-:n. The iatest hir,.lship was
that tli-h time fo:, l tile removal of t'he
t.'-:hac'.. was insuLffcient.
Trouble ,linust Ile Settled.
"'Tile c.nlitin n tn e island Is such
that the. trul, 115- m st be settled ,:oIe
way ,:,r the ,tler son. E erylbody th1at
I met. irre- :,e-.ti\'e ,",f nationality, have
come to: t,-he -:.ncli,-,n that tilhe revo-
lution cannot'be suppressed b1.y force
of arms,' and, with this in view, I be-
lieve that a full crop of'seed will be
planted in August of; 1897, which will
give us plenty oftobacco by June of
1,898, just about the time olr- stock will
need replenishing. The seed beds are
planted about Augus 15, and in about
ten months thereafter the tobacco is
'readyA to be made up into cigars.
"Shortly after the publication of the
order the American manufacturers be-
gan j.,,,1.11;n'_: into Havana, and at once
pushed arrangements to ship to this
country the lsurchases that they had
made. Many ,of them. however, had
.much tobacco that could not
be moved for some time without' seri-
ously damaging it. '.
"Shipping circles in Havana during *
the time between the'issuance, and, the
proposed enforcement of the* order were
greatly taxed, and presented a lively ap-
pearance. The Plant Steamship Line
chartered the Algiers. an extra steam-,
er, to rus5 over. ,a lead of leaf; and she
.brought about 10.000 bales. .
Number of Bales in Tan, pa.
v "There, are now in TamPa, including
bonded warehouses, warehouses, that
have been put into use without having '
yet been put in bond, and in the fac-
tory store rooms.' about 25.000, bales,.
and there are 10,000 more. in Havana
that will be allowed to be exported un-
der the extension of the order, tihey

having been purchased by Tampa man-
ufacturers before the order was pro-
mulgated. These 35,000 bales, will be
sufficient fo the output of this city for
the next ,two years, and the principal
factories feel pno apprehension now.
The small factories that have been less
fortunate will undoubtedly be forced
out of the clear Havana trade.
"That the price of cigars will advance
is beyond any doubt, and I believe that
it is to the interest of the manufac-
turers to meet and decide 'upon some
concerted plan, for they certainly can--
not supply the trade at the old. prices.
The trade v will have to be contented
with darker colors, which will be more
prevalent hitherto."
The situation here is much more- en-
couraging than it has, been for some
time. The belief prevails that before
the supply shall be exhausted the prob-
lem will have been solved, and the to-
bacco market will be easy. To give an
accurate idea, of the security of our
cit-, so far as ,the manufacturing inter-
ests are concerned, the following com-
pilation is made:
With the above mentioned number of
bales, the factories can produce from
165,000,000 to 195,000,000. cigars. Divid-
ing the difference, which -would be a
fair estimate and, about as accurate
as could be made, we have 180,000,000
cigars. The cost of making, incrjiing
strippers, makers, selectors, packers,
and other necessary helpers, will aver-
age about $22 per 1,000, and will repre-
sent $3,960,000 for the 180,000,000 cigars.
Tampa will thus have a weekly pay-
roll of $38,823.50 for the next two years,
provided that it shall take so long to,
work up the tobacco. If the time shall
be reduced, the payroll will be .in-
creased in proportion. A fair average
of the wages made by the workers in
the factories is $17 per week, or in
round numbers, $900 ,per year. With
these figures as a basis, the $3,960,000
will keep 2,200 hands steadily at work
for the next two years.. The families
average about five persons. It will
therefore be seen that the amount
named'will, comfortably support 11,000
persons for the next two years, The
money paid out each week is all put in
circulation in this city, and it is safe
to, say that fully 90 per cent of it re-
mains here and contributes to the sup-
port of at least 11,000 more. persons In,
this city before it finds its way out in:).: -
the ordinary channels of trade.

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be lacking, as in -the case of biscuit
without salt, to make perfect the flavor
of the old yellow yam. The Peruvian
yam is an immense yielder, can get
along on land as poor as can any of
the inferior potatoes, is as hardy as
any of them, and can fully equal them
in putting up wfth neglect and rough
usage. As a keeper through the win-
ter it has no superior. What more
could we ask In the way of a sweet po-
tato? It does not lack something rel-
ative to perfect flavor, as does ;the
Carolina yam. It appears finished in
flavor and quality when the tubers are
less than half-grown, and hence may
be used very early in the season.
Angora Goats for the Farm.
J. A. Daniel, in a letter to the writer,
says: "Some years ago I bought of an
old neighbor in Ken'tucky a full-blood
Angora buck. I had him sent down by
freight. He was ten days on the road,
but arrived in good condition, as a sup-
ply of feed was sent with him, and the
railroad men had fed him. The cost
was only $1.70, while by express it
would have been probably been $10.
Ever since that I have had a flock of
goats, only grades, of course, for I
have not really attempted to work my
flock up to a full-blood standard to
raise mohair. I have kept the goats
only for meat and milk, and have been
well satisfied with them for this pur-
pose. They are better than sheep for
a poor man who wants a little stock
that will do him the most good )to-
ward supporting his family. They have
always been perfectly healthy, though
they have spent nearly'all their time
of their own accord down on the low
bottoms of the St. Marys River.. Even
the buck that I brought from Ken-
tucky never showed any signs of dis-
tress in getting acclimated. Goats are
very prolific, nearly always bringing
twins, Their flesh, when young and
fat, even of the grades, is as good as
mutton; and the fact is well known
that the flesh of the full-blooded An-
gora is quite free from offensive odor
or taste. So is their milk. My boys
milk them, and from two good ewes
they get as much milk as from a cow,
and richer, too. Goat's milk never dis-
tresses anybody, while range cow's
milk often sickens children and people
of delicate stomachs."
Tobacco May Yet Be Planted.
In conversation with several experi-
enced planters we find the general be-
lief among them, to be that, with great
care and vigilance in protecting the
plants from vermin, and with a fairly
favorable season from now forward, a
crop of tobacco may be grown yet. The
drought has cut short the cotton in
many fields, and cotton, especially the
long staple variety, requires so long a
season to grow and ripen in that re-
planting is now too late. This is not
true of tobacco, especially of the Su-
matra variety. Coming on so rapidly
as it does this time of year, it may be
grown and harvested in ninety days
from the sowing of the seed.
Two Fatalities as the Result of a
Gainesville, June 7.-The school-
house picnic Friday was attended by
two fatalities. One was the death of a
child, caused by eating too much ice
cream, -and the other was. that of a
man who fell from the train en route
home and had his brains cut out by
falling on ",the rail. There was an
abundance of whisky on the grounds
during the day, and. many men were
very boisterous. Pistols were fired al-
most at random, without regard for the
welfare or life of others. Those who
attended from this city were pleased
with the day's exercises,, bu.t, com-
plained loudly against rowdyism.
Many people in G-Cinesville believe
that the ordinance prjv.'ding f0r. sala-
ries for city omcirls, and ,Ahich, if it
goes into effect, will incr-ase thesalae
ry of nearly every official of the-city,
has passed, and considerable talk has
been occas.ioned by this belief. The
fact is, such an ordinance has been in-
troduced in the City Council, but, in-'
stead of passing it has been referred ,to
the committee, on laws, which will re-
fer it back to the courqcil Tuesday
night with a recommendation.
A colored man who lives near La-
Crosse was practicing a clever fraud
upon the people of Gainesville yester-,
day. He was presenting a petition for
aid, representing that h.is house and
entire contents had been destroyed by
fire recently. He secured several do-
nations. The Citizen correspondent
made diligent inquiry from the people
from that section, all of whom pro-
nounced the negro fraud.
Jt. E. Futch of LaCrosse*'has hit upon
a novel plan for covering vegetables
to protect ,them from the frosts ,in the
winter. He has planted one and one-
half acre of gourds ,of the large-sized
variety, and anticipates a yield of sev-
eral thousand. The gourds will 'be
sawed in two and each part will be
used to cover a plant. In this way. it
would be an easy matter for a farmer
to cover several acres of plants when a
cold wave was threatened.
John Wilsh, a colored farmer, who
resides near Jon~esv~ille,, is the first man
to claim the distinction of being ,the
first to send new corn to the mill to
be ground into meal and hominy. He
has several acres of corn fully ripe.
This is the first ,instance in Alachua
County wherein a farmer has gathered
ripe corn" by June.
Miriam, the 14-months-01d daughter

of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Harper, died yes-
terday morning at 5:30 o'clock of con-
gestion. The remains were interred in
Evergreen Cemetery this morning, the
funeral services taking plade at 9 a. m.
from the family residence, Rev. E. W.
Way officiating.
The Magnolia Hotel property has
been sold to two purchasers. James N.
Graham purchased the north half of
the lot -and will erect a residence. The
south half of the lot,,upon which the
hotel is located, was purchased by J.
S. Goode, who will make extensive im-
provements upon the same. .
Nineteen Teachers Examined During
the Past Week.
Tallahassee, June 7.-Twelve white
and seventeen colored teachers were
examined here the past week-four
white for first-grade certificates, and
eight for second grade; one colored for
first and sixteen for second grade. Over
fifty, teachers in Leon County hold cer-
tificates good for another year.
Condition of Crops.
The monthly Bulletin, issued by the
State Department of Agriculture, gives
the following general averages, stands,
etc., of Florida crops:
Acreage-Upland cotton, 111; sea
island cotton, 116; corn, 106; oats, 90;
sugar cane, 102; rye, 87,; rice, 98; sweet
potatoes, 102; field ,peas, 98; cabbage,
101; Irish potatoes, 100; tomatoes, 105;
cucumbers, 91; English peas, 97; beans,
105; eggplants, 88; peanuts, 106; hay, 118;
tobacco, 110; pineapples, 124; strawber-
ries, 107.
IStand-Upland cotton, 86; sea island
cotton, 88; corn, 90; oats, 88; sugar
cane; 93; rye, 88; rice, 92; sweet potatoes,
86; field peas, 92;-cabbage, 96; Irish po-
tatoes, 87; tomatoes, 86; cucumbers, 87;
English peas, 90; beans, 81; eggplants,
86;' peanuts, 93; hay, 95; tobacco, 85;
pineapples, 108; strawberries, 109.
General Notes.
The remains of Mrs. H.. E. Clark, who
died in, Jacksonville Friday night, were
brought here this morning for inter-
ment. She was formerly Miss Maggie
Pearce of this city.
Mrs. W. G. Powell is with Gainesville
friends for a few weeks.

the Methodist Church last night at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Estes was
attended by more than 100 people. A
musical and literary programme was
announced and those present gathe,,ed
in the large hall to enjoy it. The first
number was a piano solo by Miss Daisy
Estes. This was followed by a recita-
tion by Miss Lula Mourey. The next
number was a piano duet by Miss Van
Sickle and Mrs. Munson. Miss Fannie
Kettle then gave a recitation, followed
by a description of how Betty and her
husband killed the bear, by Miss Hazel
Howatt. Miss Anna Enslow closed the
programme with a delightful rendition
of "Ben Bolt". This young lady's
course of music at Stetson University
has improved her naturally fine voice
greatly, and her friencls were delighted
with the manner in which she rendered
her selection last night. Mrs. Joe Ens-
low was on the programme for a violin
solo, but just before it was time for
her to'appear the E string of her in-
strument broke, and the audience was
deprived of the pleasure of hearing her
play. Mrs. Fred W. Kettle accom-
panied the soloists. When the pro-
gramme was concluded Captain Ens-
low announced that refreshments were
waiting, and the company adjourned
to the dining hall and parlors, where
ice cream, sherbets, caxe, and other re-
freshments were served. The proceeds
will be applied to the current expenses
of Grace Church.
Excursionists Coming.
Information has been received here
that an excursion of 1,000 or more
Georgians will arrive here on June 17,
on a visit to the Ancient City. An ex-
cursion of the Knights of ,Pythias, of
Jacksonville is also expected on the
same day. In consequence' the people
of this city are busy making arrange-
ments with the hotels and boarding-
houses for the entertainment of the
large crowd promised. It is proposed
to provide the visitors with amuse-
ments both in the city and at South
Beach. For this purpose a committee
will be appointed to arrange a pro-
gramme of sports for the day, to con-
clude with a dance at the beach. The
summer excursion season is at hand,
and St. Augustine is determined to re-
tain its reputation of being the .most
hospitable summer resort in the State.
General Newt Notes.
Sherman Blackshear, colored, charged
with committing a nuisance by scat-
tering broken glass on the street, was
given a hearing before Judge Corbett
in the Municipal Court this morning.
Sydney Sanchez appeared against the
man, but stated to the Court that it
was a companion of the prisoner who
had committed the act. Blackshear
was therefore dismissed. It was proved
that the breaking of the glasson the
street was an accident.
Mrs. C. F. Bailey of Moultrie has
been, appointed postmistress at that
place. The Post Office will be estab-
lished in the store of County' Commis-
sioner C. F. Bailey, on the main road.
The members of 'St, Paul A. M. E.
Church will give ia festival in John-
son's Hall,' on Washington Street, on
Monday and Tuesday evenings of next
week, for the benefit of the church.
The St. Augustine Rifles held a regu-
lar meeting last. night, and straight-
ened out the affairs of the recent en-
J. R. Thurber of Jacksonville, who
has been engaged, in the accountant's
office of the Florida East Coast Hotel
'System, in this city, for several
months, has resigned his position ,for
the purpose of returning to Jackson-
ville, to compete with Mr. Bowden and
others for the position of Shiriff of
T--R.:- h ,ar tas for-
aAet .: acks,- ille;, but'
a, ,eara o th a this'
z ii' t if-ket del_
ot,:,n faction : n. Mr.
lcks)n~ile "last

pi.ed aIdatt's got-
o ted. n buto l Mr.
Tlltarbcr stated tohat Mre had a good
chancm,:lenr ele,wti,,k to be donriffof Duval,
311d de iFer,-son ,, ote .i ,- after
his inte~re--tz. C. 'V. Gardne:r. wvho has
Jaofe ,W,"tiee ,of Ja o le iingraphed
to M.,~,t ta Mr. Thnurber had de-
parted, and Charles Sperry of this
city was appointed by wire to fill lthe
vacancy, and to assist Mr. Gardner in'
complet,ingu-the work to be done.
Personal Notes.
Joe Weed of jacksoncille is in the
city'for-a fewe day fhs, Misshe- est oi "

hnd hoe nrsing Darbyaine anke vio he

expetofDlats to beao thea~nina fewo

Mrs. ardo Jun A7opThe forlowing issa
lSydetOHr of thi dlgts from, tis here"

withhn r Rowl-and ughesmt, Misss lVrie
adPerrysLyia, Darby, Julia eisit fors.h
sumer.h orl r.C .Aeadr

Orlando, Jun 7.E;h folward, and Dra.

Arnold, Jae .GieEnaGls

Mrs. W. G. Peck and her daughter,
the latter a pianist of rare skill and
power, and teacher of instrumental
music at Rollins College, were here
yesterday. They will leave in a few
days for Duluth,, Minn., to join the
husband and father,: who has, been in
Duluth for the past year. Miss Peck
has arranged to return to Rollins Col-
lege next year, to occupy the. position
she had held for the past three or four
Dennis Eagan,. the Republican leader,
has been in Orlando for two or three
days. John. R. Mizell of Winter Park,
prominent in the Gunby faction of that
party, was also here yesterday.
In no year in the history of this sec-
tion .have peaches been so plentiful as
no'w, nor has the quality ever before
been so fine. Robert Winter brought in
some exceptionally filne ones yesterday.
They were unusual in size, and with-
out a blemish. They are bringing good
Home-grown Irish potatoes are
scarce, and the demand is good. This
is largely due to the prolonged drought,
which cut the late crop short. As it is
the non-producing seasonin the North,
we, are liable to have a. short supply for
some time to come.
There is a prospect of an over supply
of watermelons and consequent low
prices. The crop is rather larger than
needed for- local consumption, and not
quite large enough to attract buyers
frbm outside.
Grapes are beginning to spring, and
ripe ones will be on the market in ten
days from this date. The, crop of this
section will be above the average, and,
the quality promises to be fine.
Apopka, June 6 --Messrs. T. C. Dar-
ley and T. D.. Berland "are visiting
Gainesville. .
Rev. Mr. Mitchell and Miss Alma
Scott are the only delegates who are
attending the Epworth League conven-
tion at Tampa.
Rev.,rt Lovell, who has been at-
tending the Baptist Theological Semi-
nary" at Louisville, Ky., has returned
to Apopka.
C. B. Linn and S. W. Eldridge were
elected delegates to attend the Orange
County convention on June 10.

The true pear blight, that is, the fire
blight, Is something to be dreaded In
the Northern States or among North-
ern or French varieties of pears in the
Southern States; but among the Chinepe
varieties, which constitute 90 per cent
of the pear orchards of Florida and
South Georgia, it is far less formidable.
To a careful, thorough-going orchard-
ist it Is scarcely to be dreaded at all.
To him it is like the Colorado beetle to
the thrifty potato grower or the glov-
er's scale to the Intelligent and uner-
getic orange grower-an actual benefit,
Inasmuch as it consumes the crops of
his less careful neighbors, and Im-
proves the market for his cwp, which
he saves by his greater diligence.
Description of the Pear Blight.
Inasmuch as the true tire blight, in
communities not accustomed to it, is
sometimes confounded with less harm-
ful affections, a description of It may be
in order. The disease i, rirst made
manifest by the leaves on the end of a
tender twig turning black (not yellow
or red, or any other shade). Tha leaves
on an entire branch so smitten may
change color almost simultaneously.
The blight generally makes swift prog-
ress for a greater or less distance, and
then,'stops abruptly, either for the
remainder of the season, which is the
more common, or until autumn. The
bark also turns black, nearly, or quite
around the twig. The blight extends
down as fast as the leaves blacken.
When the discoloration of the bark
comes to a halt, the tree forms a mod-
erately deep crease around the twig be-
tween the dead bark and the living. If
left alone, and the blight proceeds no
farther down, the dead part of the twig
will soon rot off and fall away. At the
crease the- healthy bark swells out a
little, forms a callous, and usually
throws out one or more thrifty young
shoots to repair damages.
The'Blight Now Dormnant.
This spring the blight, which began
In the older pear orchards about Tal-
lahassee and Monticello several years
ago, seems to have almost completed
its journey over the State. Few lo-
calities can be found, probably, in
which it has not at least made a be-
ginning; but, owing probably to the
uncommon drought and the consequent
sluggishness of the crop, the spread of
the disease hasnot been so swift or so
destructive as it has been in former
years. Nature has already made con-
sider'able progress in amputating the
disease extremities, and most of the
germs or microbes which cause the
blight are dead; but here and there is
a twig that will cause germs to hIber-
P hate during the winter and spring, un-
less the part containing them shall
have been cut off and burned. They
-TWNlmrtinue their ravages down the
ran I and will probably travel far-
d .work greater damage than
ve 'd-ne this spring. The de-
n of diseased branches need not
y. Any time next fall, before
ves drop off, will answer the
e; but nobody who has a pear
R 5 I d should neglect this important
precaution. For the preservation of
our pear orchards, the necessity of sup-
pressing this contaggion Is as imperative
as Is that of isolating cases' of small-
pox or diplhtheria fbr the preservation
of human life.
Medicines of No Value.
All intelligent men ought to dismiss
forever the belief that pear blight can
be prevented by introducing calomel,
copperas, or any other substance into
an auger hole bored in the tree. Blight
does not come up from the ground
through the sap, but enters through
the soft, growing tips of .the branches.
It is caused by microscopic germs
borne through the air, probably by the
claws of birds or by insects. -,
Bonanza Poultry Farming.
Poultry keeping is a business that
the novice should grow into rather
than go into. He had better begin on
a, small scale and feel his way along
till he is sure of his position; then he
may gradually enlarge his operations.
Room can be found in poultry keep-
ing for an ambitious man to develop
a business of sufficient magnitude, to
give him and his family a good living,
a much better living than is enjoyed by
the majority,of stock and grain farm-
,e r s : f
W& are led to these remarks by a
visit recently paid to the scene of an
experiment in this direction, which was
of great interest and value while it
"Oak Bluff Grove.
This property is situated on the St.
Johns River, about twelve miles south
of Jacksonville, and is owned by Mr.
A. F. Styles. Seven or. eight years ago
he began to increase his poultry stock,
with a view, primarily, of bringing up
his orange grove without the usual
heavy outlay for commercial fertilizer.
During the year 1890, 600 hens laid on
an average 6,400 dozen eggs, or 128
to each hen. These sold at an average
price of 24% cents per dozen, which
would make the receipts for eggs $1,-
592. Between two and three thousand
Chicks were hatched, several hundred
broilers were sold--none at less than
50 cents apiece--and about a ton of
capons was marketed at 25 cents per
.pound. During the first five months of
1891 more than 1,000 was received for
eggs alone, laid by about 700 hens. At
the beginning of that year 1,164 grown
fowls were on the place, all Plymouth
Rocks, except 75 Imperial pekin ducks.
These fowls were distributed over an
:: orange grove of twenty-five acres. They

:" were kept in forty or fifty large yards,

separated from one another by fences
eight feet high. In each yard was a
house or shelter, light enough to be
moved by two or three men, and. every
few days each ,house was moved upon
fresh ground, ditches were dug and the
manure scraped into them and covered
". up.' The fowls 'remained healthy and
the experiment was a. success. .It was
a source of profit within, itself, besides
saving a fertilizer bill of $600 or $700 a
: year;
It brought up an orange grove from
A'a sickly-yellow condition to one of
great thrift. The grove yielded more
than 5,000 boxes of oranges in a season.
Now that- the grove is cut to the
ground for the time being, the owner-
has serious-thoughts of engaging again
in the poultry busin-ess.
The Peruvian Yam.
The flavor of this potato is certain-
;- .ly peculiar. It-is something that might
be termed perfect-sweet enough for
any Southern taste, nothing of the
pumpkin flavor, objectionable to many,
:" and apparently- nothing wanting. One
is at once'made aware of this peculi-
arity when testing -it. against the old
'"yveilh",w yam. In such test its flavor will
a pear to. be everything that could be
,t.gir -il ,,hilI> oen l-'thing will seem tb




Pear Blight Is Not an Ingre-
dient in the Sap.


Qualities of the Peruvian Yam Su-
perior To Those of the Old Yel-
low Tuber-It Is Not Too Late
To Plant Tobacco-Poultry.


Services in the State Lock-Up
Near Albion.


Facial Delineations of the Inmates
a Study-How Preaching Is Re-
ceived by the White and the
Colored Races Respectively.

A white-walled stockade, six feet
and more of upright, whitewashed
boards, which stood closer together
when new, but have shrunk from each
other as if the very wood loathed its
surroundings, an opening and a clos-
ing of a high gate, where a warden
keeps guard, and we are within the
State convict camp near Albion.
Though the open spaces between the
boards on two sides the convicts can
catch glimpses of the country around.
On one side may be seen the General's
cottage and a few cabins, and out in
front stretches the mine with its wind-
ing, -irregular line of excavations,
where daily, Sundays excepted, the
convicts carry out the sentence, "years
of hard labor".
Whatever desperate thought of es-
cape may come to the prisoner as he
looks outward over the dreary coun-
try, he must, coming or going, see the
guard station, facing the gate of the
stockade, where a guard sits idle and
listless, but with eyes alert, and a
loaded gun in his hand.
It is, however, within the stockade
that our thoughts are occupied on this
quiet Sunday afternoon. The May sun
floods with its radiance an open square,
in which the convicts are assembled.
Along the side opposite the gate ex-
tends the workshop, sheltered from the
sun and with only the one open side
for air and light, resting in 'a soft
twilight. One side is formed by the
men's quarters, with a porch in front
scarcely raised above the ground.
Sitting here and looking out on the
assembled crowd, the scene is sadly
impressive. Stripes, convict stripes,
in front, to. right, to left, beside you,
the clothing of every figure save that of
the few kind-hearted men, and women
who have come here to preach and
sing of the same Father, the same
Christ, who had been preached to
these same listeners from many a dis-
tant pulpit in better days.
Along the outside wall sit the colored
convicts. On stools, chairs, benches,
or boxes they sit, the b1d and the
young, the young greatly in the ma-
jority, and such a variety of faces and
expressions! Here is a face that be-
speaks a mind that has accepted -a
punishment as just, and beside .it low-
ered brows and tightly set mouth give
a scowl that tells 'of contemplated
vengeance. On a high box next to the
wall a young fellow leans lazily
against his neighbor, a careless smile
on his lips, a cigarette between his fin-
gers, and so, from face to face, the
study could-be followed. Many of the
faces are good-naturedly inexpressive,
others lead one almost to. believe the
prisoners more sinned against that sin-
ning, some are hardened with age or
crime, or both, scarred and disfigured.'
By far the. greater number o,,f
convicts are colored, and not all ,,'-A
white pr'sorners left their (iquarter^^
the service ,:,f the day. .These |
r.,rin,:i'ally \.:.ing m en, or( m -n It.
prime of life, sie of t--If m with h
sdme intellig-nt i'.ces: men wh:, l i
thei r fall laad. moved in circles ,:,f
ture and refinement. Some of them
had been' rich and influential. These
are people of our own color, and ap-
peal to us more strongly thlin tli,
colored inmates.
In that opposite corner a young man
leans against the wall. his attitude one
of studied indifference, and by his side
is an older man with thoughtful face,
and ,eyes almost continuously fixed
upon the preacher. In the workshop is
another man, his features scarcely dis-
cernible in the dim twilight around
him. Only his bright, roving eyes are
plainly visible.
Near me, by a ragged, gnarled oak,
sits an old man, perhaps the" most
attentive listener in this strange con-
gregation. Quiet and still, with his,
eyes riveted on the speaker, he seems
not to move a muscle of his whole
body, as the assurance of Christ's love-
and God's, mercy to the penitent fall
in low, earnest tones from the preach-,
er's lips. Not so quiet a listener,
though very attentive, is an old, white-
heade'd negrb, who has placed a box
directly in front of the speaker, and is
attesting his approval in true negro
The preacher has -finished his dis-
course, or exhortation, and, as'he closes
the Bible that was lying open on the
little pine table before him, the negroes
start a hymn. A strange wierdness
characterizes their sing-ing that
changes the most familiar tune.
The song ends and the singers o-wait-
expectantly. An old man with snow-
white hair takes up the Bible and reads
of the judgment. In a voice that rings
through every-part of the enclosure he

talks in earnest, forcible language of
the judgment day, God's judgment,,
when we shall be rewarded or punished,
not as man has judged, but as the all-
wise God 'knows we have deserved; a
judgment in which all mistakes will be
righted, and where those who have
sought a Savior's love and intercession
shall find peace and rest.
Scenes of an earthly judgment must
have risen before many a listener.
Would he dread that final judgment or
be' prepared for it?
As the speaker laid down his Bible
the negro raised the familiar hymn,
"There is a Fountain .Filled with
As the services closed, an observant
person could have found much material
for thought. The restless, changeable
disposition of the colored people, their
tendency to' treat everything lightly,
was so apparent. Almost immediately
.they were walking around laughing.,
and talking. With the white men it was
different. Most of them remained
where they had been standing or sitting.
With some there was scarcely a per-
ceptible change. The look of interest
which the' services had called up died
out,-leaving in some faces a weary, de-
spondent expression, in others a look
of desperate or hopeless endurance.
Some Christian literature, was hand-ed
'over to. the librarian, a man who had
once helped in the making of literature
for.a wide circle of readers, and who is
now doing good work in his restricted
sphere in establishing a library in the
camp. With heavy hearts we heard
the gate click behind us as we left the
camp. Laws must .be made, their in-
fractions must be punished, and jus-
tice must be tempered with mercy, but
back of it all lies a time when the in-
mates of that prison were upright and,
honorable, and in the distance are des-
olate homes and aching hearts, and how
many of these are paying the penalty,
in whole or in part, of another's crime?
Who knows?

Entertainment by the Ladies of the
Methodist Church.
St. Augustine, June 3.-The entertain-
ment and social given by the ladies of


Game of Tit for Tat Among the
City Officials.


The Fire Chief Resigns Because He
Was Fined in the Recorder's Court
for Using Profane Language.
Forged Checks Circulated.

Tampa, June 3.-As the last days of
the present city administration .ap-
proach Mayor Salomonson and the
City Council are having a little fun and
incidentally getting even with each
other. At last accounts the Mayor
was just a little ahead of the game, and
had just one move. on the 'council.
Although elected on the same ticket
last year, after, pulling together
for a long time, the council and Mayor
Salomonson some time ago, agreed to
disagree, and since then they have
been playing at see-saw, and placing
little obstacles in the way of each
Several days ago Marshal Brantly
was out of the city, and Police Cap-
tain Jones had charge of, the police
force. J. E. Brantly, the Marshal's
brother, was stali-ri, keeper, and he
received a telegram addressed to the
Chief of Police. He opened this, and
after learning its contents turned, it
over to Sergeant George Brantly in the
Fourth Ward without consulting Cap-
tain Johes. There had been some little
unpleasantness, between Captain
Jones and Station-Keeper Brantly, and
it was supposed that he turned the tel-
egram over to his brother, Sergeant
Brantly, on account of this bad feeling.
It was reported to Mayor Salo-
monson, and an order was issued sus-
pending the station-keeper. At a coun-
cil meeting the deposed station-keeper
asked that body to investigate the
charges against him. The Mayor had
made no report of the suspension to
that body, although the charter says
,that when an officer is suspended the
Mayor must submit an account of the
suspension to, the council at the first
regular meeting thereafter. A resolu-
tion was passed, asking the Mayor to
furnish them with a report. The Mayor
totally. ignored this request, and left
the city for several days. The suspend-
ed officer at last grew tired of the de-
lay, and through his attorney got the
council to. consider the matter Monday
night, at which time theta facts were
brought out and the officer was rein-
stated by a unanimous vote, and he at
once reported for duty.
When the Mayor came down yester-
day morning he found out what
action the council had, taken, and it
was only the work of a few moments'
to, dictate another order to his stenog-
rapher and affix his -name to it. This
order again suspended Station-Keeper
Brantly. So he is not -on duty, and
will not be until Mayor Salomonson
goes out of office Friday-night at least.,
And thus he gained his point, and had,
his way until the very last, and has'
the laugh on the council.
Fire Chief's. Resignation.,
The City Hall these days s-ems tto be
replet_-.- with sF.nsati,,ons. FAllowing ,:,n
the' h--e,-l o:,f the: little tug letw,:en tle
Ma-t ,:, and the,- :iiuncil ,:,\',-r the sta-
k,:,n'-k,_ -r, ':'m ; ("hie'f Harris ,f the
Firt- Di-partnient wvith ,ono. Monday lie
tendered h i-t resi-rnatjn to the Mayor.
At Cirst it wvas not redarel as 9 seri-
ous thiing, l:.tr. it \,:,\~ dev'ljps that the
Ch ief is in earnest', and it only remains'
for the Mayor to say whether he shall
stay, or go. One night last week a car
in the Plant, System yards caught fire..
This car contained all the camp equip-
ments of the, Tampa Rifles. Chief Har-
ris is quartermaster of the battalion,
and naturally felt a double interest in
the fire, While the fire was being ex-
tinguished, Chief Harris and Policeman
Middleton, who, is on duty in the Plant
Systemn yards, became involved in a,
little war of words, during which time
some profanity was used. Saturday
morning Chief Harris preferred charges
against Policeman' Middleton, and he
was fined $1 and costs in the Record-
er's Court for using profane language.
Monday morning Policeman Middleton
preferred the same charges against
Chief Harris, and that official was giv-
en the same dose of municipal medi-
cine. He at once wrote out his resigna-
tion, and tendered it to Mayor Salo-
monson, but that gentleman asked
that the matter be held in-abeyance, s~o
that an effort qould be made to settle.
it in an amicable manner.
A number, of the leading citizens
have been urging the Chief to withdraw
his letter to the Mayor and remain, but
to 'all of such appeals 'he has answered
that the matter is entirely in ,the hands
of the Mayor, and. that it is no't a mat-.
ter over which he has any more con-
trol. He was, waiting around headquar-
ters ali day yesterday .for the Mayor
to appoint his successor, so that he
might turn over .the affairs to that gen-
tleman, whoever he might be. but the
new/ man did not appear, as the Mayor
had made no such 'appointment. ,

Charged with Forgery.
V. E. Hickok was yesterday arrested
on a charge of forgery, made out by
T. C. Taliaferro, cashier of the First
National Bank. So far two forged
checks for $100 and one for $200 has,
come to light, and were presented to
the bank for payment. One of the
checks had the name of Colonel D. H.
Elliott, land commissioner of the Plant
System, forged to it. Hickok says he
was at work; for Colonel Elliott at the
Atlanta Exposition, and that the com-
missioner owes him a considerable sum,
for that work. A clothing firm in the
city was victimized by him for a small
sum, while several parties let him have
a few dollars on his request. Other
forged checks are expected to come -to
light as a result of his operations in
the city.
Rev. E. P. Herrick left last night for
Winter Park to attend the commence-
ment exercises'of Rollins College. He
will participate in those'exercises.
The new apparatus for the weather
office in this city has arrived. 'This will
greatly increase the efflclenvy of the
service n this section.
The Consumers' Company has sus-
nended its service on the new line to
Palmetto'Beach, oh Washington Street,
to make some needed repairs on, the
track that runs through the marsh.
The service will be run as usual on
Sunday, but the suspension during the
week seems to be indefinite, as the
work to be done is extensive.
The County Commissioners met yes-
terdav .and approved a large number
of bills.
Effect of Weyler's Order on the To-
baeco Trade.
Tampa, June 4.-This city is probably
the most important center of clear Ha-
vana cigars in this country, and the
lara.e-t colony of Cubans outside of the
island, 1, located here. That the inhabi-
tnats of one ,city should affiliate with
those of the other is only natural. The
workers of the clear Havana leaf are
practically trained from the cradle.
and the fact is admitted the .world over
that the people from Cuba are adepts

seeds valued in medicine as a diuretic, Great Britain, 1,545; to the content,, 3,867; sales,
Here the grapefruit or pomelo (forbid- R.I A Kh 819; spinners, 119: stock, 116,'278.,, Total to-ddy
den fruit) thrives. This is larger than Net receipts, 3,389; exports to Great 'Britain,
the orang-e, but is smaller than the .... 1,735; to the continent, 7,617; stock; 290,430. Con-
t h e o a n g e b u t is s all e t h a t h solid ated- N et receip ts, 9,020 ,* ex p orts to G rea t "
shaddock or pompelmous, which also SEMI-PANICKY CONDITION ON THE Britain, 10,418; to France 153; to the continent,
flourish here. The grapefruit is said STOCK EXCHANGE. 11, 8.i. 1 t r I
to be a sm all variety of shaddock. They GeneEl. Pr d c .,
are much alike except in size. Their General Produce. i,'
i rcneNew York, N. Y., June 10.-Flour-Weak and
cooling aromatic acid pulp contains A Bogus Report of a Vigorous Cuban lower to sell with demand small and prices
sufficient quinnle to render the fruit in message Runs Prices Of" Their Feet, nominal, having lost all of last week's advance.
m ost valuable m edicinally. M n eo a p t ns 36 @ .0 i t r sri h s
"As to the lemon, the lime, and the l3olders Throwing Over Stocks Right Minnesota patents, $3.60@4.10; winter straights,
pine, if they pay anywhere, they must and Left. $ 2@2.30.5Ryex lrasteady.80;Corinmeal
steadys 23. Rye wlurseak.Badyque.Corleymealt
pay here, where the soil is so well New York, N. Y., June 10.--Wall Street was nominal.
adapted and the climate the most fit- to-day rudely awakened from the lethargy that 'Wheat-Spot weak. No. I Northern, 67%c
ting of any place in the United States, has recently prevailed in its precincts, a de- f, o. b. afloat; No. 1 hard, 69N c f. o. b. afloat.
and the country so near to the first- cidedly active and semi-panicky condition, being Options opened steady but declined- on active,
class railroad facilities which now noted for an interval in thle early afternoon. liquidation; weak cables, and increased crop
reach into it. The demoralization grew out of a stock-jobbing estimates, only to recover at noon on heavy buy-
a h e ep o t e a n a i n g fro W a hin to n th a P r si in s a t C~h ica g o a n d loca l cov erin g o h u m ors of
"Heretree the PeainothehgeChi-dent Cleveland was about to send to Congress a bullish Government crop. A second break
rubber tree, nthe lPekindshe hu erChi-s a vigorous m message on the Cuban question. The -was made in sympathy ,'w ith a decline in stocks
nes plneffect on the stock market was instantaneous, and reports that the Government report would
melons, peaches, etc., will be ready and recalling the shock to values resulting from b^ emore favorable. Closed, l@1sec net lower.
here in midwinter, with the proper the famous Venezuelan message, holders of se- No 2 re June closed, l4l/c net lower.
freight ',transportation offered. And curities began to throw them over right and' 60 7-16c, closed, 64e; August closed, 631c; Sep-'
who knows what profits to the future left. One of the largest'cotton houses was a member, 635/8@64c, closed, 633c; December, 65%
gardener and what satisfaction to the liberal seller on the report, aid took back a @661/2c, closed, 653Dsc. 65
Northern appetite (and what dollars to considerable amount of various stock -on the Corn--Spot steadier. No. 2,, 33%c elevator-
N ort ern app tite (a n w h t d o lar to publication of an authoritative denial of I the 34% c afloat; steam er yellow 34c; steam er m ixed,
the railroad between) will be found in rumors. Stop loss orders ere reported all alolig 327c. Options firmer after the opening'strength
rhubarb, lettuce, celery, cauliflower, the line, and considerable uneasiness prevailed of cash corn but finally eased off with wheat,,
beans, cucumbers, and eggplant grown owing to the tension in financial circles. The andcelosedabout steady at a a ia a ne of
here, where everything will suit their traders also made effective drives at the list, 1/4. cJuly ,,oue@341c, closed, 34c; :August,
thrift, and where they require the a bear leader, who has not been conspicuous 34%@34%c, closed, 34%c; September, 348@35ye,
least labor imaginable? in the market for some time, being foremost in closed, 35%c;October closed, 35%
the attack. The losses scored at the extreme Oats-Spot dull. No. 2, 222; No. 2 delivered,
Large Crops of Tonmatoes. low point ranged up to 31/ lper cen't. and the s .... ..

v entlon. There are not likely to be
many contests drawn out on the floor
of the convention, because In nearly
every instance the contending fac-
tions both claim to be for McKinley,
and the McKinleyites will have a ma-
jority on the floor.
The Contending Delegates.
The list of contending delegates is:
Alabama-Four delegates-at-large;
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Dis-
tricts, making twenty delegates in all.
California-Third and Fourth Dis-
tricts, four delegates.
Delaware Six delegates-at-large;
six delegates.
r Florida four delegates-at-large;
First, and Second Districts, eight dele-
Georgia -Four delegates-at-large;
First, Ninth, and Eleventh Districts;
ten delegates.
Kentucky-First District, two dele-
Louisiana-Four delegates-at-large;
First, Second, Third, and Fourth Dis-
a tricts, twelve delegates.
Mississippi-Four delegates-at-large;
1 First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
; Sixth, and Seventh Districts, eighteen
- delegates.
3 New York-Sixth, Eighth, Ninth,
.Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth
- Districts, twelve delegates.
North Carolina-Eighth District, two
3 delegates.
Pennsylvania-Third District, two
t delegates,,
South Carolina-Four delegates-at-
large; First, Second, Third, Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh, Districts,
. eighteen delegates.
Tennessee-Sixth and Ninth Districts,
four delegates.
Texas-Four delegates-at-large and
every one of the thirteen districts,
thirty delegates in all.
Virginia-Six delegates-at-large, six
Probable Chairman.
It would be hard to predict who will
be selected by the national commit-
tee for temporary chairman of the con- I
vention. Few of the committeemen
have arrived, and there are none of the
prominent leaders of the party here. I
Among the men who have been men- E
toned, however, are Governor Merriam f
of Minnesota and H. Clay; Evans of
Tennessee, a candidate for the Vice c
Presidential nomination. Mr. Evans is I
also talked of for permanent chairman, 9
as also are General Grosvenor of Ohio, E
Senator-elect George I. Wellington of r
Maryland, Senator Foraker and Mayor
John A. Calliwell of Cincinnati. I
Word was received from M. A. Han- i
na that he and his party would leave 1
Cleveland at 1 p. m., and would arrive r
here at 7 a. m. Wednesday. By that 1
time i.t is expected that the Republican r
National Committee will be here, as it
meets Wednesday morning. It is prob- t
able that Thomas Platt of New York, v
senator Gear of Iowa, and Joseph v
Manley of Maine will also have arrived. r
General lllson s Boom. I
The boom for General Allison of Iowa e
as the candidate.of the coming Repub- b
lican Convention will be opened in r
force to-morrow. Hon. J. S. Clarkson a
will then. arrive, as will also G. "B. c
Pray, ex-chairman of the Iowa State s
Central Committee, who will assume, di-
rect charge of the movement. Mr.
Pray's chief lieutenants in tlis fight
will be General G. M. Dodge. Colonel 1I
D. B. Henderson, and J. B. Blythe of P
Burlington. r
Jesse L. Rogers of Knoxville, the t
delegate from the Second Congressional t
District of Tennessee, will make the r
speech placing- in nomination H. Clay ':,
Evans for the 'Vice Presidency. ,
Haana Enough of a Brnss Band. ,
Cleveland, 0., June &.-M. A. Hann,
the manager of Major McKinley's can- .
vass for the Preqi.len'cy, will -,tart for u
St. Louis to-mnorrow afternoon in a .,
special 'tra-in. over thee Big Four road. ,
He will be accompanied by a few tl
friends, and the trip will I:,-be'made as ft
quietly as possible. Mr. Hanna says h:
that there will be no brass .bands'oi- ji
streamers .on his train, as-he is adverse
to making a demonstration'. Major Mc- L
Kinley will remain' at Canton during
the convention,''-and will receive the-
news over a private wire connected
with Mr. Hanna's headquarters in St. I.


All Who Go There Sing

Praises Loudly.

t 'a


1 1





ing was of a general character. The marlin
e lapsed into dullness after the first hour, but
e better tone was noted and an improving te
- dency of prices. The upward movement ce
minated about 1 o'clock, when the .bogus Cub
report referred to came like a bolt out of,
clear sky, the railway properties' being tl,
] time severely,, depressed, in common with t
other shares. The pressure against the l
subsided around 1:30 o'clock, and although t
-. sentiment was rather nervous in the) subseque
dealings, a- general upward ,movement devE
oped and recoveries ensued of Y to 1 per cer
l- The closing was irregular. In the late opera
. tions rumors were rather confidently circulat
of probable large exports of gold on Saturda
it being alleged that nearly all of the shippe
usually prominent in. the gold movement we
offering bills against exports of' the yellow
Railway bonds were depressed, in commit
with stocks, concessions of,1@3 per cent beir
noted in the leading speculative issues. Sale
$1,029,500. Governments were active and wea
on dealings of '$160,000. Trading in silver ce
tificates 'was marked, by the purchase of
single block of $100,060 at 69 by a leading con
mission house. The aggregate dealings we
$15,000. J .
Atchison4...........l 13d ,,'nol A West. pfM ..?N
Adams Express ...... .147 Nort'b Afnercan (;o 4
Alton, Terre Haute.. 60 Nortiern l-ii. c..... 4
Alton, T. H., pfd..... --- Nortblern Pac., pf,..., 14
American Express... 110 U. P., D. & G ........ 1
B. A 0............... 17 N, rt~ s,,t,( ...... ..10I
Canadian lc... 61 Norti western. pld...145
Canada Southern.. i SY 4~ w /v Yrk Central.. 94
Central Pacific...,.... 140 N. Y a N, E .......... 40
Ches. A Ohio. ...... 14 0- V .....O ,,... 132
Chicago & Alton.....155 Oregon 1m1ir'voent,. I
C. B. & Q ............ 75M Oregon v.i '*,ri, 14
Chicago Gas; ;........ 664 Q. S4 L. a I N ..... 5
Consolidated. Gag .. 153 PACiftl Mai1........... 23
0. 0. C. & St.L..... 32 P. Dc Ev a ns......
Colo0 Coal & Iron....' 1 Pittsbui'g ..... .......163
Cott n ,.,Il ,.'ert .... I1IAt, P': ..||, Palace .... 156
Del. u | .:,o . -. 7.5 R -..l i : .......... ... 7%
Del.'Lack.& West...160 1116 G W ., ,...... 15
Den. & R. G., pfd-... 46Y4 'Rio 0. W., pfdl ..... 42
Dist. & C. F. Co....:.. 14Y4 Rock Island.......... 68
e.rie....... 14 S. L. & S. P .lst, pfd. -
Erie, pfdi........ 34 St. FaUl .......... 741
-'orfWayne .'..... ...163 St Paul, pfd .. ........ 125;
41reat Northern, 1pfd. 118 St. Paul & (.., I ...... 41
). & E. .1., pfd........ 98 St. PaulA 0.,' pfd... .124;
.-l..c ,- v'.illr ...(. 158 Southern Pacific..... 18j
lii,,...i ,'e,_jt~rulP.. ... PO ,8ugi/ R tf, nery. .....121
St; .Paul] Duluth... 22 Tenn 'oal .&: fron... I
K. & T.,'pfd........... 22 *,, TexaF Pacific ........ -1
falke Erie &"W ...... 17 i Tol. & (. 'e it.. pfd.. 70
Lake Erie &AW., pfd. 68, CA Unioh P.i,:ic ........ ,."
Lake Shfore.......... 1491 U. S. F. xpressg... ..... 1.1
Lead Trust...".... Watiash, St. L & fac r.L
L,' & N1................ 47Y ,W,, St.,L. & P., pfd 1,:
,,, a N, A..... ..... |854, W e tv 'u Ex 96
M ,ijl,,ii tic ,',;.ni'.J lir5% %',-rt,rn (.'u ,ii .*41
>l. -t i .... ..... 1 '& .t L E ..... .. 4'
l'l,:h- n, i h r;.l .-. "'. i. t L E. i.I.I ..... 34
M'or1" ilc. I i~h,,.. .... .'4; S..^ l i r lr I',\ i;..an 1
N -h' Aili" ,t 1'la[ tW, ,.,* ll,-l' RY ., [.'lJ -, '
.N ", ur.litLi ,5 r',,l,&>,'. ... t, 4
N C',,r. l,.i- v i.'J ..".. ",i 1,, ,t .,, '] .. .i;
N J. i'th r4 ... .... n.ij ',,r.:.ii 0 11i;l J ...... --
Money Markel.
MI._-iri .- ,:.- : -n ll eaf L, aKt 112.,12 ].r cint.: ias
lo:'an. l-'.: : ,l,:,.ed, l1:,,. Prim e ni r,:antn le i ',ail-,r
t:5'-','1 |^ rl c^elit., ..'c li liii e.x,:'hahrig, ri"1n'i. v.' it
a, ]uai ul. 1 s ti ^- in I al-,I-h:-Is" 'l ull- ai r ,l ."- i,:,
,lei rn ,:l an-! 4. :., r ,.,1 i:.'-. F'.:, te,] i e-^
* 4.$,. ,'.'._.a," and ,14 .8 .,q.4.,>-ji i. ',:,rn ,i ':.:ia l l tH
'iJ.%- '.,. .
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,"' rhlf- lii I:,,:,n, "'.e' L. S tj te l ..:.n -. 'in-
a.:,: -.] _. }ft la ih ,, l t.,.,rrl v,, .il.
]:.-, 1", l- : !eAi I'i h .'. tf 4. 4- 2. ;,, : i...i]3 I1: -- ,. -
41! 1 .... ,
", L.-,.i...r,' Eriglandi June, 10.-Bar silverclos:.:'.
31 5-16d p er ou n ce. "

"Some trial patches of tomatoes ha
produced 400 carriers per acre. T
mainland along Biscayne Bay is adai
ed to tomatoes. potatoes. and all sr
cies of truck and many kinds of fru
but not all. I regard it as a great m
take to undertake to grow grapes a:
apples, and such fruits as are found
come to best perfection in elevated I
glons of the colder climes of the Norl
"On many of the keys there appea
to be but little loose earth, nearly ,
shell-rock, and the planting is done I
probing for cracks or crevices, in
which is thrust a pine stem or slip,
other plant; there it usually gro)
rapidly and produces heavily, and wi
little cultivation, of course. On Mat
cumbe Key the Pinder brothers ha,
100 acres in pines, from which last se
son they estimated 500,000 apples f
the season's yield, which, counted
the net price of 4 cents each, mak
$20,000 profit! And if you figure the
a,t 2 cents' each, and clear $10,000, thi
is profit enough for 100 acres, especial
when you consider the comparative
small amount of labor, aside from ha
vesting and little cultivation. On K(
Largo the, Baker brothers have wate
melons ripe in April, and the most' d
licious I ever tasted. And on the san
key Judge Kemp of Key West this se
son shipped 4,000 carriers of tematoe
and his -first season at it earned f(
him the* just title of King, of Toma1
Growers on the keys. Almost 'first e:
perimeats at potato growing were ma,
successfully here this season by sei
eral for a'$6 'to $8 per barrel market 1
.the North.
"I have, cruised all around the ba
and among the keys of Southeast Floi
Ida, 'and find the wholertregion a ric
one for trucksand such fruits as n I hav
Ind cated. Wherever there Is soil,
is, vesry productive, and needs but litT
tilling', The, bottoms, th- t are dee
rwith a top coat of the decayed matte
oftgenerat-ions, are no-d~oubt /best suite
to certain crops, and ,ythe sand hill
grow others* best., In many localitiE
the earth is nothing but shell roa ,
.and thi.s: as re is tdhctIve as any. Th
farmiing u ol:, l S1 1 land tonsist hin prai-,
ful.e afvul:,r d ad f.:.r ci rtl-th
I...)t .1.f t e 11 t.11 tom to .) 1: 1a11t o~r them- rpini
Flip. ai:l then pre ,:,se fun f gathering r i
the: crop, anid cift.7n aI big o t.:.ni
"As t.:. "hat t r.r- is iII thils r, t,
i_..viting to th-a tour t-the, ? art lux
uRilous tropics] pa nt s. innsni' raln
., .:.f all colors. and scents. i.u"
t d "song-birds and tj._ irdo' h : .f I. :,ird e]n l

?dl:,es; areasah t.ulep se,,:, at,:, :, spn h ,r
v'o d--'r6aacS;.'j)I.ir spri-ng wafer. ip)1ent;

nBiseay-ne Bay. A? the palace ca" ser
i~ce 'ndthe report htlof niodein
type a~re schedule.: so-on to hl:.e-.n th.
tapis, the baV coast d ffs -its hat t.
the world."
Mlr. Pane.-cast \%IIIll r.:l:.ibl:.] nreair
in Bisoa-ayne Bay durin te ium
'ruit season.
311i .%311I.

loyal Palm Grounds Being Surveyed
for 01tside Buildings.
Miani. June S.-The fl'alew ..k ,.]
l1e east wing, of tile l o,,yal Palml lk up,
lld `1'' ]'i-ne are e Eased ,,h] the" il-
ide.. Work on the west wing is mak.
n" good tpr6gress., Civil Engine4e
[n-:,xv:ton is surveying the grounds for
lhe I.;,:t,,:,n of ,:,ut ie'buildings. M r.
i,:'Donald's residence ..is nearly 'fin-
shed. He will use ,this for an office,
emporarily, and'the building now used
or that purpose' will' be a:andne, or
tilized, i sloe other way.- *
Thle, steamer City of'Richmond will
,rMiz 'a large 'party from, Key West
ext week.' Special rates have been
*ia.]e for the round trip and a gala day
vill'be had. The quantity of freight
:,mingfrom Key West on .this steam-
r i- very large. :Several carloads have
,-en transferred to ears 'of the Florida
last Coast Line. ,
Archer Harman, the'presidentof the
Cey 'West and Miami steamboat' line,
i-e,:d ;through' here* on Saturday on
i; wayA toJak ,:n:ilIe. .
The steamer City'of Richmond is in
omman-d of Captain Tuttle., Charles
Fritot of Jacksonville is the purser.
The windows 'have all been placed in
he office of the' Hotel Miami, and the
~i~jin!. 'which, has been repainted:,
resents an attractive appearance. ,
Captain Vickery" the conductor "on
he freight train running between here
nd Fort Pierce, has rembvedhis farn-
y to Fort Pierce.' Oscar Parker re-
eved -him here.
Francis Harris ,is Sa'id, to have dis-
ppeared from .here,. leaving a large
)ard bill unpaid.
Rev. Mr. \'onsi,:kle of Sanford' ar-
veal here on Saturday.
Louis Burkhardt of West Palm Beach
as here yefer,:fiy.
Glen Strohm of West Palm' Beach is
ere looking after his property inter-
H. H. Plumb of Atlanta, Ga., is here
l business.
Joseph Dawson, a hardware drum-'
er, is at the Miami Hotel.
Ml's. Edward Davis has Joined her
ushand here. .:
Mrs. J. W. Steph'ens. of Jacksonville
is joined her husband here.:
Mrs. W. L. Riles has arrived from
alatka.' Mr. Riles has gone into busi-
*ss here, anid will make this place his
tu~re home. '
D. R. Knowlton, for many years a
Sident of St. Augustine, has gone into
isiness in Miami. He ,will manufac-
re novelty goods. "
The Sunday excursions to. Cape Flor-
a' on the steamer Biscayne are well


vo Negroes Engage in a Quarrel
That May End Fatally.
Ocala, June 9.-Lou.Grimes and John
tckinson, colored, became involved in
shooting scrape last night. Grimes
ot Dickinson with a pistol, and the
ter retaliated with two charges from
shotgun. Dickinson' may die, and
rimes will hardly be out for several
W. H. Chaille left yesterday for St.
agustine to see his son Howard, who
d the misfortune to break his leg
"dilL riding a bicycle in that city re-
atly. -'Mr. Chaille will return with his
v qo s\c'/in i 4t t f+'hp. l''f+i-r\ shM hP-.' q' h IP rTt1

Lowest. Clsing.. ,

57. '
57 ,.:
28% ;
17%, ,
,, 18 .'

i} g...,,,
, r .(

, '58% .'*

i 17% ..
*: 20%@%
, $ 7.10f '
' 2 727,
* :'. t- l-'r

". ? -'i ".'"^ 1
s_-. .

Cash :iuc-tati':.ri were as .il,. s
F i.:ur',Ilil. N o:. 2; !-:irirn i hrt.: N...'. .-.. 3
ni., Ni^ '-T .imi y: N 2 O. i 1 ;-5IN:;. No-^rp i _2 1. .
r.''^ rl^..:. .:. :, Tih,it. I1'711940~: N .:m. 2 rye,
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4. -ij.':".:;No:. I r~i x c .J > ::,prjnime, Tiurit.thy '*J,
lgar.!. ;.|:^r liii" ]: un.dlE,. sllS.J^. 7 l ,-mi.:T r il~hi ) "b,',~

7,:- rlnlgky; .-Istil~ i fl40l11lerz'Jr.e~s '"^'
l.:n: 509,t' He r?. unelh'ri :... ":-.: '4'~ S ^

Nava! StoreB..'_,..-;',',:
''hitl!+t,:,r,, .-_ C.. .Jdln,- lii.-R,:,shi~r. m .'l;BS?.JB,
" T ii r :- r. in fi r m S1 2 .1 .' b id -. ,v .r ,
iln.iinE,t.t:.n. N C June ,,.- R.:.in firm : '. :
'ti a ini i l ^ : g,:.,,.,.1. :?1..:,7-'.. S .i rit -_tea, :l:.*,
D,-: .: l r,,=. I:.: I 1'-_eU i]:,r. 1,: 3.. r 1- n .- 1 .
S T .I r| 1,-nritje- ;s,] : hl '..1. .". : s.., t. 5f 1.7,,: v lt-
i:'i i .1 ,". .
,-".,'511'1rlih -i, I_ J, !m-, 1" *sidrit C'orn 4''1,?:
? k.:t e 1 !.-'r. _;.L:,.-;i' !im.' ir, rte '. hite, 1;._".: r .n -
l.:.-,- "_- !,-, ; ; I" ll: N r% M i. [! S'. : 1.7':.; I.
!1.,, 0: t 71':.'7 : l !. .: F. 11 ".h : E D C.
E i, and A .tl. .,. .!I.. . .
a / 1 : i r ', .. r ] *
Seven Sound' Money 31en in the State !
and Conglressional 'DelegnIions. 1 ,',
O 0cal'a, June '9.-6n ,the, State, '.aid I :
'C,:ngress.-'i,:11T delega'tions elect.ed,: aa:" .." '' '
the-, countyy eonvel;ntion yesterday are",
L'seven pronounced sound 1n,:,ey',men, i '
; but.on aL I' 'oof the -adptiotn of'the ,,
u nit rule 'they, willh'ave little voice .in-, ... ,I
. the, conventions. 'They will, however, ,
probably be' heard, from .on ;the floor. '
* During ',one of the ,many vwraniles 0f "
yesterday;'E.C., McLeod', delegate anrd /
committeeman from Martirfi and a,free- "
,silver leader, obtained ,the florr and.,- : 1
stated his strong .obj-eetions *,to ",the-, :
'confusion,,,which, he said. was simply ',
"making an ass, of 'the e,:,nve-ti,:,n"
Many other humorous in,?i.o-nt? oc- :'',<;.
curl'ed dLilrir-,: the day. Several of the "'/
delegates see-led to be on the. floor atf .
,the ,,same time., Clarence ,J. r Smith '
moved .to amend the report.of. the corn- ,
rnittee ohn platforin, and res.olutdons ,
by ,striking out all reference :to Grover
'Cleveland, and stated that he''did.not il. ,.
want Cleveland ;to know that he knew .
him, or that .Marion County-knew him. ; '.,
Mr. Smith's amendment W4,s.'tabled by / .1 .
a practically unanimous vote. A num-. i ,. :
ber 'of new candidates came, to light ''' ,
yesterday, land al1 were, busy cam- ,
paigning. AmonT-. the new ones are, '
Dr. "D. A'. Smith of Anthony,,. for re- '.
election to the House of Repre'senta-"' i '*
tives; Buford Leitner of Antlh'ony and
A. B. Dupuis of .Southside for. Sheriff; ,
;I. WV. Moody for Treasurer, and Alfred .....
Ayer of Lake Weir for the, Legisla- \
ture. Just before adjournmerit, a res', /'
olution was introduced indorsing, C. ,,
B. Collins for'State Treasurer. Much ,
*confusion ensued,, and the ,recjlution ,
was withdrawn. General Dick'ison, ',the
,other candidate for the same office, ad-
dressed the convention earlier in2 the-
day. It was finally decided that no '
'other candidates except General Bul ,.'
look for Governor be indorsed. ,
Captain A.'E. Willard of Homo'sassa /
Was.-in Ocala yesterday. ,He ji a dele-
gate,hio the State convention fr,:,m Cit-
rus. After the convention Captain and
Mrs. Willard will take their annual .
trip North. ,
In Favor of Free Silver. :
Live Oak, June 9.-The Democratict
County Convention met to-ddy at 1 '
o'clock p. m., and. was called to order
by Robert A. Reid, chairman of the
County Democratic Executive, Commit- ,.
tee. Robert A. Reid was unanimously ,
elected permanent chairman, and "
George Wolf secretary. The following
named persons were elected delegates ,
to the State convention: Robert-A. ".
Reid; H. J. Dorman; J. W. Carnes, H.,
H. Mbsely, J. H. Johns, W. H. Ogden,
A. J. McLeod. To Congressional con-
vention: C. L. McLain, D. W. Brown,
William Motsely. M. P.. Gardner, W. S.
Hodge,' Jason Scarborough, W. Wil-'
liams.. All are for free silver.. Several ;
resolutions advocating free coinage of
silver were adopted. ,


S. 4s, new reg.... .116,4
S. 4s, new ..,:. iIp. .. .1 ,..
S. s, reg .......... 1 l *'I
S.,58, cou[... .... 11;-,4
S. 4s, coup........ i.,:
S. 2s, reg.......... .
aciflc 6s of'96 .....' 100"0
chison 4s.......... 77y
chison, Second A.. ; ,
nada S.. ".is."..... -., .
n Pac Ir, 6f'96. 102,
n. & R. G. 7s.......III
n. & R. G. 4s.... : lt(
ie 2ds.. ....... .. .. ,o
H. & S.'A. 6s .... lI,
H. & S. A. 7s...... 97
& T.Cent. 5s...'.. 109'
&T Cent.6s. ... 10('

M. K T. 1st 4s.t.........2
M.K,K T. 2d i ts.......'. .
Mutual Unioh 6s ... .1
N J. N,.rt:.-ru Pac. l'stsS!.116,L
Northern Pac. 2ds....114,
Northwest Conisols.'. 137'
N M. W. S. F. deb. 5s...108
R. ,West lsts .. .... 75Y4
St.TPaul Consols 7s.. .132
St, Ic&P..W1 55s..,..I..1.
'-,' L L.I."M.' Gen. 5s 78
Sr L. 'At.F.Gen.6, 11;2
Tew6.'Pac. 1st ...... .... 1 ,
T.=x. Pac. 2d ,s .... .. 1'.. j
Ur. l'ac.ltsol 96 ... ...1044
WestShousis. .. ..i.1c ,;
MS'Rket s...... ........y.'
Ma rketis. '

rizona Demnocrats Thought
Nothing But Silver.


Phoenix, Ariz.,'June 8.-The Demo-
cratic Territorial Convention that as-
sembled here to-day had one pervading
idea, and that was -free silver. The
platform reads as follows: I
"We' favor the immediate restoration
of the free and unlimited coinage of
gold and silver at the present legal
ratio of 16 to 1, as such coinage existed
Prior to 1873, without waiting for the
aid or the consent of any other nations;
such gold and silver to be a full legal
tender for all' debts, publicland private,
We are opposed to the retirement of the
greenbacks, and demand that the Sec-
dretary of the Treasury, instead of
issuing interest-bearing bonds, for the
Purchase of gold, shall recognize silver
as the money of redemption, and
exercise' the right to redeem green-
backs, the' Treasury notes, and all
.other coin- obligations in silver, where
silver is more convenient."
The delegates to the national conven-
tion were instructed to vote as a unit
and to vote only for a free-coinage can-
didate for nomination for President and
Vice President.
The platform demands the immediate
admission of Arizona to Statehood.
A resolution pledging the. Chicago
delegates to Blandwas voted down, as
instructions were not deemed advisable.

Meeting of Horticultural Society
Postponed Until Angust S.
Winter Park, June. 9.-The Winter
Park Horticultural Society, whtCh
holds a regular meeting every two
weeks, at its meeting on Saturday ad-
journed till the second Saturday in Au-
gust, on account of so many of its mem--
bers being absent.
E. L. Maxson is having his house re-
moved to a fine location on Interlachen
George D. Rand and wife have gone
to spend the summer near Boston.
President Ward of Rollins i!ollege
left on Friday for his old home at Low-
ell, Mass. He is to be married in about
two weeks.
James Paul and family left last night
to take up their residence at Waier-
bury, Conn. He has'been our leading
merchant here for the past eight years.
Good progress is being made on 'he
clay roads to Orlando., The west route,
except a gap of a quarter of a mile, is
finished to. within. three-quarters of a
mile of town. t
Dr. N." Barrows, who has served as
professor'of mathematics at Rollins
College since' its beginning, .,has re-
signed, and has left for the North.


Mrs. Lee Thomps-on Dies of, Con- N
sumption After a Long Illness.
Homosassa, June 9.-Mrs. Lee Thomp- t
son of this place has just died of:con- '
sumption. She had been q sufferer for
several years.
Mrs. Meeker, wife of the postal clerk
at this place, and WMiss AIlice, her l
daughter, will leave shortly oto, spend c
the summer in Michigan. (
Captata A. E. Willard of-, the Homo- 4

New York, N. Y.., June l'0-The feature ,of
the cotton market Was the Government report
* on the eropto, June 1 by which the indicated
condition is 'best in years and anywhere from
5 t9 8 points above current estimates. The re-
port 'places. the condition at 97.2 per' cent,
5tLiist 8I pet cent in 1895; 88.3'per cent. in ;1894;
L :..j. r.,r cent in 1893; 83.9 per. cent in 1892; 85.8
per cent in 1891; 88.8 per, cent in 1890, and 86.4
per cent in 189.. The market broke 5 to 22 points,
under considerable excitement and closed steady'
at a, net decline 'of 8@16 points. 'Prices are now
at the lowest point of the, session,, with the
feeling still bearish and trade demoralized.
Futures opened steady. Sales, 7,600 bales.
January, 6.73c; February, 6.77c; M.%-r.:r,. 6.83c;
June 7.22c; July, 7.26c; AIugust, 7.25c;' Septem-
'ber, 6.68c; October, 6.71c;'November, 6.68c; De-
cermber, 6.70c. '
Futures closed steady. Sales, 302,600 bales.
January, 6.65c; F.i.r.r v 6.70c; March, 6.75c;
June, 7.14c;',July, 7,.14c; August, 7.13c; Septem-
per, 6.60c; October, 6.61c; November, 6.59c; De-
cember, 6.61c. '
New Orleans, La., June .10.--Cotton--Futures
quiet; .steady. Sales, '59,500 bales., June, 6,26c
.;. Toily, 6.62-64c;' August, 6'51-52c,. September,
.-'I.-, October, 6.28-29c; 'Novemher,, 6.26-28c;
December, 6.31c; January, 6.33-35c; February,
6.36-38c. .' .
Liverpool, England, June 10.-Spot closed act-
lve demand; large business; prices, lower. 'Amer-
ican middling; 4.5-32d; good middling, 3 15-16d;
American middling, 3 27-32d; low middling,
33d; good ordinary, 3%d; ordinary, 3 7-16d.
The sales of'the day were 14,000 bales, of which
1,OQO were Tor speculation and export, and in-
cluded 12,500 American. Receipts, 11,000 bales,.
-including 9,800 American. Futures opened quiet
and closed steady at the decline. American
middling, 1. m. c., June, 3 50-64@3 51-64d; June
and July, 3 50-64d; July and August, 3 50-64d;
August and September, 3 48-64@3 49-64d; Sep-
tember and October, 3 44-64d; October and No-
vember, 3 41-64@3 42-64d; November ,and Decem-.
ber, 3 40-64d; December and January, 8 40-64d;
January and February, 3 40-64d; February and
March,' 3 41-64d. The .tenders of to-day's deliv-
eries were 100 bales new dockets.
General Cotton Receipts.
Norfolk, Va., June 10.-Cotton dull. Mid-
dling, 7 5-16c; low middling, 6 15-16c; good ordi-
nary, 614c; receipts, L 10; exports coastwise, 60;
stock, 9,358.
Savannah, Ga., June 10.-Cotton steady and'
easy.. Middling, 7/c; low middling, 7 1-16c;
good ordinary, 6 13-16c; receipts, 176; exports
coastwise, 117; stock, 12,446.
Augusta, Ga., 'June 10.-Cotton nominal. Mid-
dling, 7/c; low, middling, 71/c; receipts, 53;,
stock, '7,901.
Charleston, S. C., June 10.-Cotton steady. Mid'
dling, 7 11-16C;, receipts, 26; stock,'14,327.
Philadelphia", Pa., June 10.-Cotton quiet.
Middling, 7 11-16c; low middling, 7 3-16c; good
ordinary, 6 7-16c; stock, 7,846.
Boston, Mass., June 10.-Cotton dull. Mid-
dling, 77/c; low middling, 6%c; good ordinary,
6c; receipts, 161. .. ,
Baltimore, Md., June 10.-Cotton nominal.
Middling, 7%c; low middling, 7%c; good ordi-
nary, 634,c; receipts, 275; exports coastwise, 1,500;
stock, 14,942.
Wilmington, N. C., June 10.-Cotton quiet.
Middling, 71/c; low middling, 6 13-16c; receipts',
19; stock, 5,472.
New Orleans, La., June 10.-Cotton quiet and
easy. Middling, 6%c; low middling, 611-16c;
good ordinary, 6 7-16c, receipts, 221; exports to
the continent, 3,750; coastwise, 5,632; sales, 59,--
500; stock, 85,456.
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Will Be Refused AccommodE

tion at St. Louis.


Do Not Know How They Will Care r
'Their Colored Brethren They
Also Have Their Hands Full
of ConteateA Delegations.

St. Louis, Mo., June 8.-Wha:t sha
be done with the colored delegates ar
alternates to the National Republica
Convention Is a question that Is pu
zlIng the members of the Nation
Committee who have arrived here, an
the Business Men's League, which s
cured the convention to St. Louis, E
well. Every hotel and boarding hou
came out flat-footed to-day, and d
elared that It would entertain no n(
gro as a guest or customer. Money
no object. Threats of prosecution ha-
had no effect, and from the preset
outlook it would seem that, unless ten
shall be secured, the colored men wj
have to go hungry and unhoused.
"I am thoroughly disgusted and dl
couraged" said National CommltteE
man J. G. Long of Florida to-night, I
speaking of the matter. "I have bee
looking aJl day long for a hotel, boare
lng-house, or cafe that would admit tb
negroes, but *lt has been a fruitier
search. I went so far as to try to char
ter a steamboat, but, when the own
ers learned for what purpose it wa
wanted, they found an excuse for rE
fusing me the useof the vessel. It is th
first time in the history of the Repub
lican Party where such an embarrass
ing predicament has arisen."
What the Committee Will Do.
When asked what the National Com
mittee would do in the matter, Mr
Long replied: "I have consulted wit
,the members who are here, and w
have decided to ofter a resolution, a
soon as the committee selall meet, con
demning the hotel and inn-keeper,
and- for the setting aside of a fand fo
renting a hall, in which cots shall b
placed for the accommodation of th
negroes, who may come to the conven
tion. We will also request the employ
Iment of cooks, etc., to supply them wit:
food. This trouble has been brewing
for nearly a week. ,A number of day
ago it was learned by the Busines
Men's League that some of 'the lead
ing hotels had been cancelling agree
ments with certain State delegation
when the landlords learned that negr(
,,delegatioris were numbered among
them. It became so apparent ;that th,
negroes were being discriminated
against that the league issued the fol
lowing manifesto:
'The Business Men's League, where
in Washington securing the Nationa
Republican Convention for St. Louis
promised that colored delegates -an
members of the National Republican
Executive Committee should receiVw
-the same recognition from the hotel
*thak, any other delegate to the convenr
ition would receive. With this it was
implied that -the citizens representing
the city of ,St.' Louis for securing th(
.convention would ask and endeavor to
;. induce public' places, hotels, boarding
houses, and bathrooms, at least for
.convention week, to accord to the
,reputable and respectable colored men
'ijwhp, w1lll come here representing their
,'.*.'sectlonj and. their, p65pleIn. the Repub.
',,ican Party.: such. trea-Ttent as any

reputableutabe ;*ahd.i respectablel e person
wuld "receive, It Is not believed that a
great many would want to accept the
' privIlege, but It will be very humillat-
ing If one of them, with their col-
Ileagues and friends, or alone, should
'present himself in any public place atnd
' be'refused admittance or service. It is
hoped, ,expected, and desired by the
Gentlemen representing the citizens
"who secured the convention that all
wi, endeavor to meet the situation as
justice and'propriety require. Any par-
ties in interest failing to reserve ac-
comm~odations wtil please report to 'the
general hotel comrtitte'e, C. C. Ra~in-
water, Charirman of;"the Bureau of In-
"formation. "' t r
Hotel Men Are Wrathy.,
SWhen the hotel men read this they
were wrathful.' They said that it was
an invitation to the' colored delegates
"to prosecute them for damages. They
went to the league committee on hotel
accommodations, and made a vigorous
protest. Contcerted action then fol-
lowed,' with the result that 'the negroes
cannot find lodging-places or even a
reputable place to eat.
Major Rainwater, a. member of ^the
Business Men's' League, and of the
Local entertainment committee', is quite
:as much,,displeased with ,the turn af-
f[airs have-taken as any members, of
", the national committee. "He and s'ev-
Seral other members of, the local com-
mittee have been hunting for a place
,to entertain' the negr0o delegates, but
without success. Perry Heath and ex-
Congressman Thompson of Ohio, who
are here in, the -interests of McKinley,
are 'quite as much disturbed as the na-
tional committeemen. They have been

in communication with Marcus A.
Hanna all day, but as yet no solution
of the, problem, has been',reached.
Heavy Duty To Perform.
"'In no former Republican National
"Convention has the general committee
had so heavy a duty to perform in mak-
ing lip the roll for the temporary or-
ganizations 'as the present committee
, before it. There are 158 contested seats
from fifteen States and one Territory,
and :of'these the entire delegation is
,contested from five States and the Ter-
ritory of Arizona. The committee as a
whole will commence 'the hearing 6f
.the contests Wednesday forenoon, and
the indications are that it' will hardly
be able to finish them before the end
of the week. Many of the conventions
that resulted' in contesting delegations
were marked by violence. In ,several
of them the police had to -arrest the
participants for assaulting and beating
the chairman, and the feuds that grew.
but, of local rivalries,.have been trans-
,,ferred to the national arena, to be
,.stubbornly fought out by the princi-
pals,, who. have come determined, if
possible, to:, return home as the recog-
nized leaders of their respective baili-
wicks. The bitterest of these contests
'come from, the South. The hearing' be-
,fore. the. committee will, be, seml-judiN
cial. All of the contending parties have
come, here prepared with printed briefs
and affidavits as to their regularity and
right to recognition, and each case will
be- represented by special counsel, se-
lecting the best .peake1rs among the re-
specti\ve factions.

The committee will probably take up
: the' contests with the States in alpha-
betical order, when both' sides:shall be
cn hand, and ready, for the fray.
The committee's conclusions, how-
ev'er, are not final., They are for the
purp:,ose of making up the roll for tem-
p,,'ry r o, organization, and only show
'who,: in its judgment, is primarily en-
Itietl. to a seat in theconventi:n. The
whole fight by every de-legatin may
be done o\ver anew b-fore the, commit-
tee on credentials, which is to be
named by the chairnlan of the conven-
tion. and their contests do not even
stop with the commnlittee's report, as the
deflegatsr p who art- ulnsuccessftil 'bfm~ore7



Tropical and Senmi-Tropical Fruits
Growv Luxuriantly, WVhile Vege-
tables Do Better Than Any-
where Else in Florida.

West Palm Beach, June 8.-Interest
in Florida is at present practically cen-
tered at Miami and the adjacent Bis-
cayne Bay country. People who have
invested there, and who are interested
there, and those who expect to remain
there, naturally make a favorable re-
port of the town and all that portion
of Dade County, and they are given
great latitude on account of individual
For the past four months Mr. W. S.
Pancoast of Sharp & Cox, fruit com-
mission merchants of Philadelphia, has
been on Biscayne Bay studying condi-
tions, cruising among the keys, and
familiarizing himself with the topog-

raphy, climate, and capabilities of the
region. He is perfectly familiar w'ith
the entire east coast of Florida, having
followed in yearly succession the grad-
ual extension of various transportation
companies that have operated down
the seaboard. From early days, when
the trip was made from Titusville to
Jupiter, down Indian River,' out
through Jupiter Inlet, ten miles of sea
voyage to Lake Worth, thence into the
lake, and thence again outside to Bis-
cayne Bay, all the way in a small sail-,,
boat, to the present day with good
railroad service, Mr. Pancoast has, been
a yearly visitor here. He knows the
fruit fields and plantations of the
West Indies, climate* and methods of
cultivation. He knows the interior 'df
Florida, and he knows the west coastal
To this list he now adds Biscayne Bay;.
and the following remarks from him
may be relied upon:
"The manner of getting to a place
has much to do not only with 0tels.
impression of it, but with his interest
in it, for the value of and the bust-
ness importance of the place depend
largely upon its relation to and con-:
nection with the rest of the world.
"Three years ago I was as lon-gi AwI
ten days ,in getting here from. Jackson-
ville by sailboat after pineapples, which
were then the single product of'.thisJ
region and- the keys, but since the-
Florida, East Coast Railway has ,put
nto. operation a first-class railroad, the
entire distance from Ja~cksonville -can".
be covered ih a single day. This rall-'i
road and its service are guarantees.o' f
an important future for the mae'1n;fi-ent
country traversed, and more for/the
section reached as its terminus. '
Increase in Land Values., '
"It has already caused the adjacent. ..
ands to command several fold the price
per acre that they prevlousl- did. Val- '
ial:,le before. t,:. he sure. the lands about
he Ipresent t,_rnlinus ,:,f the railroad
liae a'lrealy nultirplied in price I a,
niueh as ten (I) tirnes, elitcause not:t
.n y --tf this w.i.] r il m r v d fL3-
.il .t :.t. tra :el h :l. :, L:i.- and m .i .
causee otf the ir.:,i:,a-'ipa ]1,ly better
,r,:,niie of hastening the garden, Pr.d-. 1
ct-_ to: th Northern markets with'l'ess. '*
taste in transit. ," .. I :"t. '.
Lalke Worth until',,, very' ,rleat- a
i'as th,, ter n us (''- -J-" rv,, v
\'alUe nMultiplier'; uh,.i,.'r,' 'd. oh l'
,eiainder of the wa adown :,the,.as';,'
he more approrlirtety tropical section, ,
Further s.-,uth, Bi-cavne Bay. Mr. Flag-' t
ir "ta? l:uilt his roai.l and:l this charmn- t
n2- southern section will ine\vitablv' t
0111 int,-., great lpr,,ninence. W hlat
.-ake \V,:,rt h tla, i I1ere als.-,. and ,.
lu,-h., 1 .II rather south toi i: --- th- ie gulf f
t re1" 11 .
"'This is n,:,t a arstih.v and nmalarial
,eai,:,, a-_ mnan p, eple errneousl\"
hi 11. :ut. ,:,n the -: ntrarv, the l and F1
:l,:, I; h.-re- i.< l,:,stly I:luff ,:,n the
,'ast. more ,:,i v lr less -hell\ and shell_11
;.:.-k. with everytllinE to:, make ,excel- t
Fnt hnr,:l l,:ads. T1he pl:pulation is rap-
ill irlaking. Ther- al._ a nulnl.,er 'or" "
ushingi gardeners getting under way,; s
*here two years ago Were practicalla v -
ew truckers, a'few Indians in places, '
nd, happy to relate, few ne-,re so _
ar as'I have, discovered. Th1e,'e are -
iwv pests except mosquitoes. Whie0 1 tE
ourish in, the mangrove gr,:,wths ,:,n Lf
)me of the keys. .
Indians Quiet. and Peaceful." u
"The few bands of peaceful Semnl'n,:le b-
adjians live a contented life. tllri\- n
rg on the abundant,game and fish an.: n
ieir'small corn and potato pate-he?, /
hey go to .their favoirab:l'e plan ting c,:
laces in' the spring to l:lant the eorn. ,e
nd then ih the, fal 'return to haia\,e.t t
e erops. At times, they come in-to E
ie Stores with hides and p:lume:-s t'or
ad e. '1 .. ** 'I<
"I have found the atmosphere ,:1.:,wvn !:'
ere to be as healthful as any ,:zone h
den plaee from Nova Scotia to Mex-
o, and pleasantly breezy, l:ai tieular- c(
at nigh, and invigoratingly ,-,,:lerit'er- ft.
is from the pines and various sweet-'
ented blossoms, never .op:pressi\'ely tt
)t or humid on the'coast. It seems to I.
e to be'a veritable pardi-e: an':d at p]
ly rate, only needs the toiieh tlat a-
'ry short time is bound t,:, gi\ve, to tt
ake this southeastern coast junmp into ai
ddern life, cultivation,, growth, an.3 il:
health ; for here are deep, rich ":,,'tt,:'m li,
nds (without marsh) that needI:1,n
anure, and here ,are higher shell reek 01

ounds and sandy,lands.
"Here We had no: killing frost ,:that
destroyed a single plant of any, kind: r
t a thing was huirt by any cold wave
at passed here, for when it got thlf wF
r down it lost its fu-ry' and its killing'
reng~th had been spent., he'
Pineapples Pay Well. es
'Here flourish the pineapple and the
coanut tree. The pine'pays vwell. but on
e cocoanut seems only a,:1apte]d for its
pearance, as it grows to fine pro-, mn
rtions and becomes' a rare beauty,
it the nut is not so desirable as that hu
)m South America and the West In- 1
es. *- i. ha
'Here grows the guava (l:,iilIu ill' ) :.
lich yields the highly esteemed and 'Pa
easant acid pulp for the We -kn,:-wn ne
ava jelly. This peculiar fruit thriv'es -fu
ually well on hammock land or on-,
y sandy land. It bears the distinc- re,
)n of being an early and certain bu
)pper and a heavy yielder. Most trees 'tu
gin to fruit at two and' three years.
.ey grow all about the bay, and on idM
e keys in'small quantities. An estab- atl
heed industry here is a factory pper- ,
ed profitably for the manufacture of
ava jelly, and all the fruit grown
us far finds a profitable sale for this Tv
rpose. A number of small orchards
this fruit have recently been planted, C
that this prqmisins- inr1usttry bids (
r to be a continued -r,:,wtli. Another DR,
riety, called the C:aittlevana guava, a
reduced here ,by John Ellis, crops shc
ice a year, and,-is said to be more lat
cious, sweeter, and more palatale a
the taste.; *
Many Delicious Fruits, we
Here, the sapodilla grows t:-, p'f- Au
n, cropping twice a year:, The ]us- ha
ms plum is about the size of a w"-V
nce,' brown rind, and yellowish cen
I ,,--. c--o-fl ,-pli-.in n qvf r ,,.T c f* .-. ._- ~In

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23/2c; No.'3, 21c; No. 2 white, 25c; No. 3 white,
23%c; track white, 24@28c. Options dull and
featureless' closing %c net lower. July, 221@
22c, closed; 221/c. '
Wool-Quiet., Domestic fleece, 14@18c; pulled';
15c. ,
Lard-Lower.' Western steamed $4.37; July,
A4.40. Refined easier.
Pork-Easy. Old to new' mess, $9.25; short
,clear, $9@1.50i family, $10@10,50.
Butter-Steady. Western dairy, 8@11/c
Western creamery, 11@12c; Western, factory,
8@lc; Elgins, 1lc; imitation creamery, 10@
12c; State dairy' 10@15c; State creamery, 11@
,i5 2 c, %' r '
" Cheese-Steady.. Large, 51@6%c; small, 4@
7c; part skims, 1. _-..:: full skims, iy2@2c, .'
E~:--'.--*..i.**.' Steady. State and Pennsyl-
vani:,. l.l:,I !.:; 'Western fresh?, 11@12c. I
Rosin-Quiet. Strained. common to g0od,
$1 .7 0 @ $1.721/2 1, 1 ,1 .
Turpentine-Steady. Domestic, fair to ex.tra.
3%/@6c; Japan, 3%5c.
Molasses-Firm;, New. Orleans open l;-ttle..-1
goo d to choice, 29@35c. '
Cotton -.; .:il-Quiet and steady. .; .. .
Coffee-Options 'opened steady at un':1-,:,n'-e..
,prices; ruled inactive and featurele.:-. .,-'.-s.l .
steady with May 5 points lower; other months
unchanged to 5 points. higher. Spot coffee-RIo.
quiet; No., 7, 14/c; _mild quiet; Cordova, 161/1,
@ 1 8 C r. ..* 1 r*** 1 .
'Sugar-Raw s-tea.". Refined quiet. '
C h ics'g 0 M a rk e ls '* '. :.

Chicago, Ill., Jline 10.-Wheat had.a game Of '
see-saw .to-day,, with rumors of Cuban r.,:.:.ei-
tion on orie end an al p:.reir ii.:.rn .o.f th- li":.,-
.ernment'crop'rei.,-.rt : n tii .:.tlir. r,.| net-re-
sule of which i.ai t.:. cause a *a':; e in' July
of lc from yesterday's close.) Corn, held sur- '
prisingly ell, and closed unhn ei-.]. as did, bats.
Provisions made Slight a..h an,:Q. ,. ; ,
'T,e leading ifuturei ranged as follows:r.

,., Opening. Highest.
NWheat, No. ,.2-- ...
June ..".:'-, ,':s 58% ...
July ...' ".. .. ...',,
' S ept.. 57',,^ "5'-, ".':,'. '
Corn; No, 2- :
June ..,271/; _7" .
July'. 2; .' "M,
Sept. ..277 '. 2 .
Oats, No'. .2- '. ,; '
July:' ..17% ,17%'
Sept.' ...,18 l8 ,,.T
May ...20 2,, :,
Mess, pork; per bbl.--',
July i..$ 6.97,:.' $, "2' ,.
.- -[.t. ,'.. 7 n71 7.4.,"
Lard, p Ier I,:, ll:s-
SJu,;. 1 ... 106 '4.i5,..
.. -[,t. .. 41. ... 4.... ,
Sho..rt RIb.s, per 110 It!s- -
. u J:,' .. ..1 ,J.7-111
Sel "4', -.12 .