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AUGUST 24. 1852.
WHEELING, WEST VA., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1883.
VOLUME XXXI.-rSTUAJ BER 217.
itttrr: -?? hm<I 17 Kotirlreiijb Hlrrel.
"tV* um'iI to hear of Iriuli suspects. Sow it
it Irish convicts, Presently the hangman
It is an interesting fact that Captain
pliil Synder's campaign doesn't improve on
As exchange mvd that the President
wrt?r?H Xo. sshoe. The President's even
temper indicates a sober-minded man who
eschews evil and steers clear of corns.
CoNoiittsiM.v Phil Tuomi-son's indict
ment for murder is paid to have been a
sarpiw. He killed his man, hut then he
ji "a prominent citizen" and lives in Ken
Tiieke are meagre details of the robbery
cI Paymaster Wesson, but the fact that be
gives "only an indefinite account of the
tiJiir" makes it worth looking into with
a long probe.
The maple trees aio on a strike this year,
but the glucose factories continue to turn
out a line article of maple syrup. Paste
diamonds are not the only mockery in this
wide, wide world.
It seems lo have come to this, that if Mr.
Tildcn will hold up his hand and solemnly
asseverate that he isn't going to die before
March -1,1885, he may be allowed to enter
aid put up his forfeit.
lr appears from fan Francisco advices
that Chinamen don't understand the art of
being drowned with calm composure. And
tbe same may he slid of beiug burnt alive.
But he wasliee nolle goodee shirtee.
The Pittsburgh miners being willing to
try arbitration under the new law of Penn
sylvania, it will he interesting to see what
position the operators will take. Surely
arbitration is better than prolonged idle
The slatemeut is made ttiat Keiui was
nominated for Chief -Examiner at the re
iju?st of Commissioner Thotuan, urged by
.Senator Pendleton. It doesn't matter who
is at the buck or the bottom of It?it is a
bid piece of work which ought to be un
Ir Mr. Tilden could bo induced to go
down to the Third District his eloquent
voice ami pereuasivo "bar'I" might help to
straighten things up. He certainly could
make some dear souls happy for the while
if lie would knock in the head and start
Whatever else it may fail to do, the
British Government is not noing after the
Irish conspirators in a half hearted way.
It is doubtful whether history records a
more vigorous wholesale prosecntion. In
dietmems follow so fast that it is hard to
keep track oi them. .Meanwhile Ireland is
not being pacified.
A dispatch from Boston announces that
Marsh, Superintendent ol the Tewksbury
Almshouse, filed nohondB as required by
Ut and add that this is "a new complica
tion." in fact it does not seem a very com
plicated cue of negligence on the |fart ol
those whose duly it was to see that the law
wis compiled with. .
Tub New York ll'orW agrees with the
1/nlavilie Courier Journal that free trade is
the traditional party policy, and they are
both Democratic newspapesa in good
slaailiDg, Carter Harrison to tbo contrary
notwithstanding. It looks as though the
protectionists in tho party will have to do
as Walterson save?"git out
Vnr industrious < ll'orts are being made
to ronrinco Senator Ben Harrison that he
hatloKerlieada with the adinlnistralion
that he is riled because Groahsm was made
Postmaster Ueneral, and tearing mad be
close he couldn't name the judge to take
(Mam's place. Harrison's good sense
doesn't weni wet on a hair trigger.
Tntni: is something lacking in the police
arrangements of Baltimore when a lady an
be knocked down and brutally treated on
ber way home through a thickly settled
pan ol the city a utile after ten o'clock at
night. To aggravate the case, the American
<a)a that "uot a stone's throw from the
place" livesa sergeant of police who was in
his house ut tho lime.
Yestkiuuy'b brief aud profitless confer
ence on tho iron situation casts a cloud
mr the future. In the present state of
feeling no compromise seems probable, and
this means tho suspension for an indefinite
period of a vast industry. After the ex
faience of last summer it is not to be ex
pected that this prospect will bo viewed
without concern In such a community as
tbU, where iron enters so largely into our
Tutnu seems to be an Anti-Menopoly
party concealed somewhere. It bus just
poked its head out long enough to ask
Bruce, the able colored Register of the
Treasury, to accept the second place on tho
ticket for 1SS4. This being declined, would
lie take the first and be our first President
of color? Tho ex-Senator from Mississippi
is too old a bird to bo caught with such
chair, lie says he isn't ready to leave the
Republican party. If the new party is
going to find its nominees with a micro
scope it isn't the Moses that the country
is looking for.
Walsh and bheridan were interviewed
in New York yesterday, and they exprces
ed themselves willing to await extradition
proceeding*, confident that they can not l ?
extradited. Koua afoo was interviewed,
and he delivered himself of this Rossa
like remark: "If I could go over to
Ireland and kill one of those promi
nent Kuglish statesmen, I would
be nlad to cotuo back hore and admit it.
This is quite heroic. The men who are to
be hatred would be glad to leavo the hang
man behind and come over here. But
H*sa does not yearn to remain on the
other side with blood on his hands. Hil
patriotism is of a safer kind than that.
A wmlerence ol all tne Methodist Eptoco
pal Uishoo*in the United States will be
held in rittaburgU on next Wednesday
THE GIJLF COAST.
MR. CAMPBELL'S DESCRIPTION OF IT.
IThmtb* Koithtra Ueitry Take Thtlr Kiaair
Cm lid Had Tkilr PlfMri-Thi Co
the Bath I a* aad Shell Bold Drl?
lag-Plae C'OBitry frosptcU.
ContrponiUnct of itu InUlllgtncer.
Bay St. Louis, April 30.?Ono of the
most attractive portions of the South, so
far aa 1 have seen it, is this Gulf coast on
which, having occasional absences, I have
been sojourning for several weeks. I pro
pose in this letter to tell you something
about it. A glance at the map will show
you something of its general character. If
you had a topographical mnp yon would see
that this ancient town of Buy St. Louis is
situated upon an abtuse triangle, at the
confluence of the bay from which it takes
its name with the waters of Mississippi
Sound. As a matter of fact we are simply
upon the Gulf of Mexico, for the Gulf
waters wash the whole coast between New
Orleans and Mobile with the exception of
the email strip ot peninsula between the
Mississippi river and Lake Borgne. There
is u chain of islands between us and the
Gulf proper that forms this Hjuud. They
boar the uamex of c>hip island, Oat island,
Isle au Pied, <fcc.f and are from 10 to 15
miles distant from the coast. We can see!
the Government lights on two of them
every night, and the trees are quite visible
when the day is clear.
The distance between New Orleans and
Mobile is about 135 miles. I'rior to the build
ing of tlie present coast railroad, the travel
ing and traflicing was done by steamers
that came from Lake Ponchartrain intoLnke j
Borgne, thence iuto the Sound and thence
into Mobile bay. There are no steamers
now, the coast railroad having superseded
them, but there are still innumerable sail
ing crafr, mostly schooners, that ply the
waters,and that are principally engaged in
carrying pine lumber from the paw mills
situated upon the rivers that flow into these
Ab 1 explained to you in my last letter,
the pine woods occupy the country in the
rear of ua far up into the interior of not
only this State, but of aU the so called
Gulf Stat^?in fact all the South Atlantic
States. You can infer from what I said
that the poor character of the soil and the
sparse population of the woods do not tend
to build up a dense population along the
coast. So far as the local agriculture is
concerned it would not go far to maintain
more than a corporal's guard of population
along the coast. It is the lumber trade of
the inlets and rivers, together with the fact
that New Orleans distributes several thou
sand of its people along the coast in the
summer time that gives it such measure of
proeperity as it enjoys.
A SOUTIIBUN LONG BRANCH. [
Thin Place is the first of this chain of I
summer watering places after you leave
New Orleans. It has a resident popuiat i ,n I
of about 2,000, which is swelled to three or
four times that number about the first of'
Juoe and on to October. It has six miles
' rLT" i?"u S<JU'"] flnd b?r, and along I
this beach there is a fine shell road that rif
mindsooe of the old National road at its
beat in us beet days. It is a magnificent
dfiire, and is never muddy or dirty. Along
this beach are hundreds of cotiain* m?,t
of them belonging to New OrK^eoTe
' "T",0' ?? either closed or
M. v T? , keefji"K 'rom October to
?Uy. In front of most of these cottages is
p,t'r,,built,on P'Im. extending
several hundred yards out into the Sound,
K.hiti ?tcb Piw ? o?? or more
bathing housts where liie cottagers ko
down into the water, (hidden bv the niJp?
on which the houses are built) one or mort
times every day to codl themselves and re
.Ul.e,r e*haosted vitality. I am
''iat >''? ? very lively town during the
season, and that the beach presents a Bcene
of activity and social life not unlike that to
be see n at Long Branch or Cape May.
.h?fi?!t,l"0r,n Bil nil? is another of
these watering places, known as Pass Chris
tian?about like this one?and east of that
again Is Mississippi City, where there is a
hotel that will accommodate 600 people,
the ImP?r??nt Portion of
the so-called city ?and east again of that
? JiXu 1 and Pascagonla?all
have their quota of New Orleans
and Mobile people, ami all of which are
to a cousiderabl i extent, sustained by these
The trouble with all these coast watering
places is the lack of winter patronage. The
people can scarcely make enough oat of
theirsummer visitors to run them until the
next svMOn. Hence they are forced to
charge higher rates?$50 a head per month
-than it they had something like a uni
form patronage the year round. They are
a I looking forward to a united incureion
of Yankees to help them out They say,
?i?? v trulb' "*> ? DO use fn I
the Northern people all rushing to Florida
to spend the winter when they can afford
them on this coast aa good a climate and as
good a time generally for less money. I
0 claimed lor this
(Gulf coast is accessibility to both Now Or
i2E? ? h j" .i ere ,*r6 two til rough
, trains each way daily, and one local train
I " lN e.w Orleans and Biloxi, known as
the Coast Accommodation," so that visit
???an vary tueir fishing, boating and
J bathing along the shore by frequent viaits
to the two cities, if they so desire
I can offer the disinterested testimony of
a sojourner that the coast is a pleasant
region in tbs winter time. There is no
* inter here to speak of-none in the North
ern sense. Quite often you want fire
mornings and evenings, but from 10 A. m
to 6 f m. you and your children can live
out of doors in the genial and healthful sun
shine, and can either make your foot prints
on the sands of the beach, or bask in the
sr.n on the piers with a fishing rod in your
woods."' 0 a8an and gooff into the pine
The New Orleans papers get here at 0 in
the morning, bringing you the telegrams of
J the day,and with Uieseandyourown supply
of literature, such aa books and magazines,
you can set in the shade or in tlie house I
and alternate yonr physical exercises after
the way of Dr. Watta, who said
"Thtnka to mj friend* for care In n v bra?dlna
W Jio taught me by ilmca to love work and reading "
The Coast railroad to which I have re
ferredisapartof the great Louisville A
Nashville system. It was built at heavv
expense along these shore*, for instance. I
the bay here is spanned by a trestle work I
two miles long, conaisting of pine logs.
which were first creo?ted to preserve them
driven 45 feot below the water surface, an J
braced together 15 feet above the water by
heavy croas Umbers, with ties laid eight
inches apart,?all forming ao firm a struc
ture that with trains running upon-It at 20
miles an hour I have never been able to
notice the slightest vibration.
This trestle bridge ha. a draw in It for
the admission of veswls sailing up and
down the bay, to tho aaw mills located
upon Jourdan and Wolf rivers, and after
the pcsMgs of Ifjilns * man goes over it
encourage auburban life on the part of the
bnelne- men of NewOrleinS^Jt^u ?
forllOO that take, its holder
1? "very d?y, .(oept Sunday, at
seven n he morning and brings blm back
at six in the evening. It alao ieli,
mutation tickets at very low rates, and ?
transients it only charges three cents per
mile, which i? very reasonable as compared
with the customary charges on Bontliern
roads. The cars and tho road are first-class
in every respect. Its regular and reliable
way and its liberal local policy put me in
mind of the popular 0. & P. along the west
bank of the Ohio, and I am not surprised
that it is popular all along this coast
In the matter of living along the coast,
all I can say is that it is good enough for
any person who does not live to eat but
rather eats to livo. You can have plenty
of fish and oysters every day and almost
at every meal; plenty of milk, butter,
bread and coffee and very fair beef. They j
do not believeft) much in canned fruits
and winter vegetables as Northern people.;
but, as in the case of Florida, when North
ern pa'ronagn increases these things will
)>e added. Your correspondent has found
the fare quite satisfactory aud the schedule
of rates very remarkable, aud he feels like
commenting the coast to all readers of the
Intkllioukckr who desire a sensible and
restful vacation away from the bustle and
rush of business. a. w. c.
C'lllt'AUO'.N rikl?ON JOB.
A WholcttAle hclieiue of Marryloff and
Chicago, May 3.?The following report
has been issued from police headquar
ters: A chemical test was made yester
day afternoon, of several vials which were
said to havtf been given by Dr. Henry
Meyer to Peter BreU, to be given by him
to Meyer's wife. The detectives of tho
Central station refuse to say who the
chemist was who analysed the contents of
the vials, but claim that the analysis was
made in the pretence of a sufficient
number of credible witnesses to make it
conclusive. There were present Lieuts.
Shea ^aud Kipley, besides others whoso
names could uot be ascertained. The
result was the finding in each ot the vials
large quantities of sugar of lead. In one
vial fourteen grains of the deadly poison
were found, aud in others were found pro
portionately large quantities. The finding
of the sugar of leu a in the vials is regarded
by the police as a very damaging circum
stance for Dr. Meyer, and the result ot the
analysis will probably ba brought out in
the preliminary hearing of the case before
a ouandJpoisoninq tour.
Bretz makes the fallowing statement:
"Dr. Mtyer began comiug to see me
early iu October, juht after I opened this
little coal office. He appeared to take a
great fancy to me, aud began to tell me of
schemes to make money. H wanted me to
help him in some plans he had, and said
that after I had worked so hard and travel
ed so much, I ought to be aaxious to make
money easy. We used to meet in Mat
Juug's saloon nearly every evening for a
long time, aud he would tell me all sorts
of things he wanted nie to do. Sometimes
be would come arouud to the office three
and four times aday, and once when I was
sick he cried, and afterward said that he
would not have known what to do if I had
died. He told me he wunted me to
help him._ She*, was a good enough
woman, he Said, but she knew
too much. By that I judged he re
ferred to something his wife knew he had
done. I was to go to Colorado with her
and poison her there. After that he
changed bis mind, and said he thought he
would send her to Europe.' But as soon as
he told me he wanted to kill his wife 1
went to the police. Officer Burdick then
came up and we went to work together.
The day he gave me the medicine. Burdick
was outside whilo I was with the doctor.
He gave me two small bottles, one of them
only about an inch long, ami a paper of
powder. He told me to glv* her the
poison out of the small bottle wnen we got
to Denver. I was to get her to drinking
wine and give it to her in the wine. He
told me I might drink a little of it myself if
it was nectsury, and that it wouldn't hurt
me, but might make me feel sick. He
cautioned me particularly not to make the
dose too strong or she would detect the
taste, as he had
GIVEN IT TO her BEFORE.
Her stomach was all mortified, he said,
and, while the poison would not hurt me,
it would her. He gave me $75 at the same
time to pay my expenses.
"He said that when I came back he
would fix up soul*) papers showing that the
estate owed me $5,000, $6,000 or $7,000?
whatever amount we agreed on?aud I was
to file them and have a sale. He and I
were to become partners, and he would
buy in the property cheap. We would
then have some money, and would go to
Europe, where wo would represent our
selves as very wealthy. I was to own a
number of coal mines aud to be the largest
coal dealer in Illinois. By this means, be
said. we could marry ricn wives, and aj
the law'was different there, we would be
come owners of their property immediately
after marriage. Theu we were to invite
our wives to come to this county, and when
we got them in New York we would put
them out of the way."
Tbe Auric* Kzcnrtlou.
Special Dtipatch to the luleUtyoiccr.
Cincinnati, May 8.?The,Andes arrived
at noon to-day with a large number of ex
cursionists. Captain Muhleman reports
that they had an excellent time down.
Everybody is well. The Wheeling Opera
House band was highly complimented for
its excellent music. The weather is lovely
to-day and the excursionists are taking ad
vantage of it to visit the prominent places
Cincinnati, May 3.?Interest in theDra*
matio Festival does not in the least flag.
Theaudience to-night at Othello numbered
fully as many as on the opening night, and
the attention from beginning to end was
intense. The cast included McCullough
as Othello, Barrett as Iago, Mary Anderson
us Desdemona and Clara Morris as Emila.
All were in fine voice, and with in unusu
ally good support produced a performance
whicli is regarded us one of the most
finished yet produced. There was abso
lutely no flaw, no blunder in the manage
ment of scenery, and the play moved
without halting, ending a few minutesafter
Washington, May 4.?Sidney Dillon,
president of tke Union "Pacific R. R. Co.,
has written a long letter to Secretary Teller
concerning the claims against the road.
Ue says there is due the company a sum
largely in excess of the amounts claimod
by the Secretary of the Interior to b&due
the Government and that apy claim of the
United States for immediate payment un
der the Thurman act must be based either
upon the rate of allowance (or postal ser
vices fixed by the postoffice Department,
wbtob the Supreme Court has rejected, or
upon the allowance for that service at ex*
press rates, as claimed by the company.
Adopting the rate* thus claimed by the
companv the Government if indebted to the
road $2,738,380, a sum far in excess of the
amount sought to be rtcovered by the In*
At BaWtppre?Baltimore*, 5; Metropoli
At PhiUdetybla?Providence, 24; J?hlla?
At Columbu*?Columbus, 0; Eclipse, 3.
At Detroit?Chicagos, JO; Detrolls, J.
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati*,3; St. Louis2.
At Fittiborgb?Allegheny, \b- Athletic, J.
is THERE TO BE ANOTER STRIKE?
"? c?'"?? ? Pllt.b.?k-8ll0rt, 8k
Bictilcc-rkc ?,? miUcc.pt Ho KedicUtm I
??J th> ????raci.nn Hlll Sj,
Vlcld-Vcr; Hid Unlock.
.hi.lT committees, which washeld
! hi? afternoon, lMttd on]y 15
resident Jarrett, on behalf of the work
men .toted that no redaction in wages
ho, Id be accepted. The manufacture?
made no response, but moved to adjourn
?w ite, which was done. Both committees
Z::zaeetim but dec,i?e
divulge the proceedings. The work
men profess to believe that the manu
facturers will withdraw their demand tor
Mke"Zlbe'0r0 JUne 1"' "nd th" ">
.LtUle?Br ^ InanufaclurersI
' "the fforkmen are mistaken in this
view of the case, and that if the reduction
is not accepted the mills will sbat diwn
June first and remain closed until/the
workmen come to terms. The manufaJtuJ
"' WriHlill"! they eipect a strike
and have booked no orders for delivery
after June first. Tll0 /ee,|ng [he P*
I P bl.'?18 8lo?my. Nearly 100,000 men aro
11m n .mil1'01 Wcst' i"2?<H
! 8 l,bori'1ra' ""1 "-eir idleness will
j increase the existing deprmion in ^de j
Tiie Home View.
I itjfehurgb,where lie and Mr. Frank He*?.!!!
and the repreaentativea ofth? ill?1 'I
ted Association aaid that thnv
eline to entertainuyXcrtEo ESS .H
wages. One of the raanufacHir-rT of
remarked that thin Lft ??? present I
sultatiou, and uiovJd tS aTo'Im /or,c??
point to a lockout m. u t ? '^tionsl
in depends^S mtuf^SJS 7hVv
rthhus:liasfjsuss shor"y' 4
final action taken tr ,i canv,???i and 1
of the Wheeling mill ,!! 8*tlion' Several ;
ibe manufactiifera yieUntor",h8ay "
men now it will be at a conSdMh?.0 g"
flee, and that an adjustment ? ?"cn"
juster basis will be CerX D'S".0? 8
the manufacturers will m ' *or
Bitions the ilrt?'tM?!,bl,P"lP?
sion of President M " 00 ?ccn
were all KBftfiX*" " rec<"11 vW< 1"?
THE FIELD OP LABUB.
The l*ltt?barich Miner* Willing (o Sub
mit to Arbitration.
Pittsburgh, ?May 3?The situation in
regard to the miners on the railroads
presents nothing new today outside of
the development of the suggestion of the
miners that the difference between em
ployers and employees be settled by an
appeal to the process set forth in Voluntary
Trades Tribunal act. The Miners' Associ
ation officers, in announcing oilicially that
the act has become a law, state as follows:
"We think it is now in order for the
operators to petition the court lor the crea
tion of a tribunal, to which we will cheer
fully submit our case. We want no strike,
but as men and justice-loving people we
feel it our duty to resist any encroach
ments of capital on our rights. If we are
wrong we are still open to conviction of
our error, and will abide by the decision of
a tribunal, or in the event of the failure of
such a body we will stand by the verdict
of a judge of Allegheny county courts if
"We thiuk it proper," said Secretary
Flahnery, "to let the operators petition the
court for a license for a tribunal; if they do
this we will assent promptly."
"But if the operators do not petition
within a reasonable time?"
"In that case we probably will do this
ourselves. But the trouble is where one
party does not care to leave a difference to
this method of settlement long delay may
be occasioned, even if assent should be
given finally. When the representatives
of onlv one side petition, the other side has
sixty days to assent to the issue of a license
before the court is empowered to dismiss
the petition. If the operators do not peti
tion, we may do so in order to place the
whole history of the efforts to settle this
difficulty without a strike before the public
in official shape."
PROMISE Or SUCCESS.
The Secretary remarked that all bis re
ports from the mines indicated that the
men would determinedly hold out for the
3}cent rate. He said: "The resistance to
ttie three-cent rate in the Pittsburgh dis
trict gives every promise of success. There
were indications of a break among the
operators weeks previous to May 1st, and
quite recently some of the I'anhandle
operators have told their men they were
were entitled to the 3} cent rate snd there
was no good reason tor the demand of a
reduction. There are operators who, when
they finally give in to 3}, will eudeavor to
make up the difference by an addition to
the percentage of the already exorbitant
profits of the truck store. Jf successful,
their employes, as usual, will not see a dol
lar of hard cash in a month. This feature,
however, will be attended to later; at pres
ent the point entitled to attention is the
maintenance of 3) cents per bushel
Relative to the Inter State Convention of
Miners, to be be}4 in this city on May 1$'
the Secretary said that he was iuat in the
midst of a circular calling upon the Pitts
burgh district to select delegates. He
thou.ht the Convention would: be made
up principally of Pennsylvania and Ohio
miners, though there would probably be
some from the States further West The
intention was to provide first for thorough
local organisation, and the consolidation of
localities into State organisation. It is
doubtful whether the Convention will
.proceed so far as the Amalgsmated Associ
ation of Iron and Steel Workers, and
combine tba State into a National union,
with permanent headquarters at Central
Ofjio AflAjNfT rrrpnroww.
A prominent Pan Handle operator said:
I see it mated that the Ohio miners propose
to send money here to help the rtrikars.and1
if they do,you may state to a certainty that
the miners here Will lose the wages sarned
by mining five tons of coal for the price of
every ton of coal contributed for their sup
port by the Ohio men. The Ohio miners
and operators will do all they can to keep
the Pittsburgh miners idle, and I
have no doubt that the Ohio operators
will spend money to do it The
reason for this action is very plain.
The contracts for coal in the
Northwest? in the Lake region?must be
placed soon. The season is very abort, and
the lakes which are not yet open to naviga
tion, are open but a abort time, and to
ship the immense tonnage which must go
by that route, the coal must be mined and
at the shipping point as soon as possible.
Now, if the miners here persist in holding
out, the Ohio miners will get the benefit of
the immense Northwest tiade. There will
be no mining at Pittsburgh, and the bids
must go somewhere else. Then there
will be nothing for us to do, and
the result will be that the miners will find
themselves in the same condition they
were last year. They will be working half
time, or perhaps only two days a week.
The fact is," said the operator in conclusion,
"the men are biting off their own noses to
spite their faces. The market will notstaud
three-and-a-half cents. We cannot pay it.
you may be sure that we would do so, auu
keep our mines in operation rather than
shut them down and lose business."
Chicago, May 3.?A meeting of two
hundred employes of the Street Cable Rail
way was held last night for the redress of
certain grievances, one being the new rule
of the company compelling one conductor
to take charge of two cars, thereby involv
ing heavy labor and Increasing the daiiger
of loss of life.
New Yohx, May 3 ?The laborers em
ployed in the weighing department of the
Custom House, who struck for higher
wanes, resumed work to-day at an increase
of five cents per hour. They had formerly
been paid 25 cents per hour. The increase
waa given by instructions from Secretary
The strike in Kinney Bros, cigarette fac
tory still continues.
RsAniNG, Pa., May 3.?There will be no
more suspensions of workmen at the Phila
delphia <fc Heading Railroad shops. Orders
have been received for new engines to keep
the men employed. Machinsts and black
smiths, who were suspended last week, will
lie taken on next Monday and the shops
will then work full force.
Wilksbabrb, May 3.?'The cigar mann*
Tacturers agreed to pay the advance asked.
The strikers then asked for $1 50 per thou
sand for mixed cigars. Non-unionists are
Pittsburgh, May 3.?The printers of this
city connected with the Knights of Labor
liave presented the yearly scale of wages
demanded in the offices of the Vupalch,
Commercial Gozdlt, 'limn, Chronicle and
Telegraph. The scale maintains last year's
rate, but demands that "weekly men" be
iispensed with in newspaper offices. The
middle of the present month is the time
when the scale goes into effect.
The status of the tanners and plasterers'
strike is unchanged.
Till; DOl)UI.?M TltUL.
A Pronprcl ftmt Hie fruition* Crliniual
JIhj In* lliiiiucil.
Special Dtrpntch to the lnlelliutncer.
Keyseb, \V. Va., May 3.?The trial of
William Seymour Douglass for the murder
pj David Hizer, the mail carrier, commit-!
ted in Grant county in April, 1877, is the
one absorbing subject this week. The
trial commenced on Tuesday. April 24.
T1IK EVIDENCE CONCLUDED.
This morning the evidence was all taken
on both sides, and the jury dismissed,
while the counsel discussed the instruc
tion. The evidence in the defense is
weak and palpably false. The pris
oner was put upon the stand this
morning and damaged his own case more
than all the half hundred witnesses pre
sented for the Slate. He admitted on the
Btand that the check he professed to have
was a forged one, and on that account he
destroyed it, when be found he was liable
to arrest for the murder. The testimony
for the prosecution is conclusive, and one
can read the opinion of the jurors in their
IIE MAY OK IIANGED.
The Court ruled that a criminal op for
second trial could receive the full sentences
of the law to which his crime made him
liable, no matter what his sentence had
been at the tirst trial. The defence main
tained that his sentence could not be
heavier than at the former trial.
The court room is crowded daily, ladies i
predominating. The prisoner begins to look j
warm and anxious. Nothing escapes his
keen watchfulness. His face is bad, and
the expression of bis eye devilish. He
jays he prefers hanging to the life sentence
igoin. That be deserves the halter is the
Mr. Dyer, of Petersburg, made the open
ing argument before the jury In behalf of
the State. He was followed by Mr. Pugh,
of Romney, for the defense. To-morrow
morning J?. M. Reynolds, prosecuting at
lorneylor Grant county, will follow for
:he State. Mr. Flourno, of Rom
ney, following him for the defense,
rhe closing argument will be by
Colonel Robert White for the defense, and
;he eloquent Prosecuting Attorney of Min
eral county, Hon. C. W. Daily, will close
[or the State. Mr. Dyer made a neat,
pointed and convincing argument. The
rial has been ably conducted all through.
Che counsel for the defense was competed
)f jtine legal talent, but their case was weak.
It is expected the trial will close this week.
Kllleil Willi a llMlctici.
St. Loots, May 3.?Advices from the
[ndian Territory, say: John A. Neal, of
Soston, whoso brothers are among the
loaviest hide and leather dealers in
Massachusetts, was murdered on the ranch
)f the Kansas City Cattlo Company
tome days ago. lie was in the Territory
or his health, and was living in a dug
>ut with two cattle berdeis. On the
norning of his murder his companions left
he dug out as usual to attend to their cattle,
eaving Mr. Neal reading. In a couple of
lours one of the men returned and found
Seal dead. The man immediately started
or a camp six miles' away for help, and
rhen he returned it was found that No 1
lad been killed with a hatchet, the poll
>f which bad been sunk in his head, and
hat he had been robbed of t^o hundred
ind fifty dollars, a watch and other valua
bles. There is no clue to the murderer,
out the matter has been reported to the au*
horitieaand Neat's relatives advjied of the
tad occurrence Tfoe dispatch does not
itate when, nor precisely where the murder
Tbe Oblu Liquor l?w.
Columbus, Ohio, May 3.?The case in
volving the constitutionality of the Soott
Livuor Tax bill came up in. the Supreme
Oonrt this morning, on application of the
Attorney General lor the alternative writ
of mandamus to compel Frame, Auditor of
Athens county, to publish a notice in
Lhe county papers in accordance with the
provisions of the bill. The writ, was
granted by the consent of the attorneys,
returnable May 10th, tbe defendant to an
fnp Attorney Gen
are for tbe State and
Meisnc J. W7 Harrington, ?ittridgeand
fleadley'for the defejise,
?wit before MayfflKh.
INDICTMENTS BY THE BUSHEL.
k Great Day for Graad Jury Hork-Knibli* the
Bora oa to Trial?Gaaalaf la lueriea with
the Kxtrailtloa BJfle-Tha la*
tcraalloaal (Jacitloa, Etc.*
Dublin, May 3.?The Crown has present
ed to the Grand Jury billa for tnurder
against Peter Tynan (Number 1), John
Walsh and P. J. Sheridan, and a bill as
accessory to murder after the fact against
Fitzbarris. Walsh and Sheridan are in
America and Ty ner is supposed to bo there.
Tho Grand Jury has found true bills
against Lawrence Hanlan, James and
Joseph Mullt and Daniel Delaney, on the
charge of attempting to murder Dennis
Field. They have also found true bills for
conspiracy to murder against the two Mul
lets, Lawrence Hanlou, Edward McCaffrey,
Edward O'Brien, George Smith, Peter
Doyle, Thomas Doyle, William Moroney
and Daniel Doiatiey. The bill against
Thomas Martin, cha'rged with tho same
offense, was rejected,
James Mullett was arraigned thts morn
ing, charged with conspiracy to murder,
and plead guilty. Wm. Moroney also
pleaded guilty to the charge of tho conspir
acy to murder. Several of the other men
charged with the same offense are expected
to plead guilty. Lawrence lianlon was next
arraigned on the :? charge of attempting to
murder Dennis Field. He pleaded not
guilty and his trial began.
The Grand Jury has returned true bills
agaiust Tynan, Walsh and Sheridan for
murder, and against Fitzharris as accessory
after the fact. .
Now that true bills for murder have been
found, it is considered no longer open to
the United States, to refuse to extradite
Sheridan, Walsh and Tynan. It is be
lieved that Tynan will turu informer.
London, May 3.?A rumor prevails here
that the United States Government has
consented to extradite Tynan, Walsh and
Dublin, May 3.?-Tho Grand Jury have
bIho found true bills against Kilward
O'Brien and Edward McCaffrey for par
ticipation in the murders ol Cavendish and
The Grand Jury were sent back to recon
Bider tne case ofTheo. Martin, the bill
against whom they had rejected, and after
Hgain deliberating for some time, returned
n true bill against him.
A man named Hawkins has been ar
rested here. He will be arraigned to-mor
row, with Eugene Kinston and others,
charged with conspiracy to murder Pool, a
Fenian Center, who had turned informer.
An KxodUN ofNnaprc a.
Belfast, May 3.?Two hundred persons,
who are known to be members of a patri
otic brotherhood, have left Crossmaglen,
county Armagh, and its vicinity, because
of the rerolation made recently implicating
them in unlawful acts. ^
Washington, D. G\, April 3.?No com
munication has been received by the
British Legation in this city, from the
home Government, in regard to the ex
tradition of any of the Irishmen now in
the United States, who havo recently been
accused of crime in Great Britian.
London, May 3.?The Tima says: If the
demand for the extradition of Tvnan,
Walsh and Sheridan be made it will be
based not on the charge of general con
spiracy,which must be held in the political
aspect, but on specific criminal accussation.
Tlie Dj nntuiie Deviltry.
London, May 3.?Dr. Gallagher, Bernard
Gallagher, Wilson, Curtin, Ansburg, White
head and Dalton. the seven men charged
with treason and felony In connection with
the dynamite conspiracy, were again ar
raigned this morning. Some time of the
session will be occupied by the reading of
the evidence taken at previous hearings,
at the conclusion of which the prisoners
will be remanded for another week.
THE IK1MI ( O'Vfc.VIIO.V
Alleged Scheme oft tie Secret Noeletlea to
Chicago, May 3.?The Tribune Bays:
The history of the Philadelphia Irish Con
vention is yet to be written. The materials
for it have not all been gathered, however,
and the most that can be done now is to
present the events connected with and
leading to that gathering, and its most
lame and unfortunate conclusion, to a pub
lic who havo taken some interest in the
matter for various and conflicting reasons.
The convention was called, there is every
reason to believe, (1) for the purpose of
ending the Land Leaxue or open and con
servative Irish organization in this country;
(2) for the purpose oi giving the Clan-na
Gael, the chief Irish-American secret soci
ety, control over Irish affairs at this side of
the water; and (3) for the purpose of politi
cally and otherwise becoming the wire
pullers of the Irish secret societies of every
Ever since the organization of the Land
Leage the Clan-na Gael men have regarded
it with ill-concealed suspicion?indeed
aversion. It came in conflict with the op
erations of their own organization. Wen
who are really anxious to serve Ireland,
who will contribute large portions of their
time and money to her advancement, and
who would not enter a secret society if they
can help it, looked on the new open organ
ization with favor and acted with it; the
recruits to the ranks of the Clan-naGael
during the height of the Laud L?azue or
ganization were not numerous. Un the
other hand the defections from the Clan
na Gael were many. As the receipts of the
Land League swelled the receipts of the
clan fell off. At first tho leaders of the
secret movement-opposed the league or
ganization on the ground that it was but
an agitating society, and agitation, it claim
ed, had done nothing for Ireland. These
arguments were lost on the masses, and in
deed on the rank aud file of the Clan-na
Gael. It was apparent to the wire pullers
that it was useless to try to stem the current
A SCHEME TO GET CONTROL. '
A new scheme was then agreed on. It
was that the clan men should try to con
trol the local branches of the organization,
to obtain at all hazards control of the local
Land League treasury, to retain tho mon
eys in the hands of these local Treasurers
until "sterner" work might demand its uso
to carry out "sterner" methods than agita
tion. A circular to this rifcct* was sent out
by the clan leaders. Some of them fell
into the hands of true friends of Ireland,
and the game ot the clan men was exposed.
In this city, at the very time the leagues
were being organized, tho circular reached
here, and there was scarcely a Land League
meeting that a few disturbers did not ap
pear in accordance with the instructions
contained in it. The disturbers were usu
ally in a miserable minority, however, and
though they forced some conservative men
out of the Land League organization at
first, they soon quieted down. The tactics
of the enemies of the league were under
stood and it was resolved not to surrendor
The ringsters now took a new tack.
They determined ou capturing, if possible,
the central organising body of tho leauue
in the East. This body had been formed
by Mr. parne|l in New Yorkbetofahe
went to Ireland in 1880, and Gen. Collius,
gffttion, wm made fresident. Paring
his first year of office Geti. Collins dit
splendid work. The contributions wirelara
and the organizations multiplied. At tb<
first convention held-in Buffalo, in 1881
the efforts of the clan men to capture tin
organization were very feeble and witboul
result, but they were determined to perse
vere. At Washington the next year theii
attempt was more successful. Thejr elected
James Mooney, one of their members.
President, and Mr. J. J. Hynes, anotbei
member, Pecretary. But they had not the
treasury under thei*control. Father Walsh
was known to be utterly opposed to the
clan men. In tho Chicago Convention,
held in November, 1881, no sternly and
emphatically resented their efforts to con
trol in any way the funds of the Land
League or any other open Iriah organiza
KG AN CA ITU RED.
About this time Mr. Patrick Egan, the
ex-Treasurer of the Land League, appeared
in New York. His arrival was deemed
most opportune. If Parnell, Sexton or T.
P. O'Connor could not coirie, the next best
man was Egan to boom an Irish-American
convention. It was immediately deter
mined by the Clan-na Gael wire-pullers to
capture bim. Mike Boland was summoned
from Louisville and Alexander Sullivan
went on to meet bim from Chicago. There
were conclaves in New York and at
Mooney's house in Buffalo, where two calls
were determined on?one for the Land
League Convention at Buffalo and one for
the "Kaee" Convention. To the latter
were alllxed the signatures of Egan, Boland
of the Chicago Committee of tieveu, and
Mooney. The League Convention was
called for one day, the Race Con
vention for the day preceding.
Mooney was asked what this meant,
and* be naively told tho interviewer
that it was the purpose to dissolve the
Land League, that its convention should
adjourn sine die, und that the members
then should attend the Kace Convention
as delegates. This, of course, was an open
confession on Mooijev^part that he had
entered into a couipjict with the parties
who have avowed their desire to break up
the Land League when they found they
could not control it; who were only pre
vented from doing it >n Chicago by the
stern protect of Father Walsh aua the
conservative and couscieutious men of
their own party. Egan, an impressionable
man, easy hood winked, and liable to go
off at a tangent, on important crises, was a
v?arty to the compact. This roused the
Eastern conservatives,and they determined
to do their part to thwart the conspirators,
but they said not much about it.
The leaders of the intriguing party were
early on the ground to buttonhole the del
egates as ihey arrived. In the meanwhile j
delegations were being arranged for by the1
lieutenants at home. Organizitious of
straw were set up. Emerald clubs, and
Geraldine clubs, and Emmet clubs multi
plied exceedingly, particularly in New
York, Peunsyluanin and Qhicago. (Each
one had one or mnre delpgates at Philadel
phia.) Old Land Leagues that hadn't had
an existence for years were revived, and
secret society men sent from them as dele
gates. Somo wern organized at Philadel
phia that were Mid to1 exist in Chicago,
and men from whose position in the com
munity better things might be expected
presented themselves as delegates from the
aerial organizations. The place for holding
the convention seems to have been selected
in the interest of the intriguers. New
York and Pennsylvania, tb? -not bedB of
secret societies, had over GOO delegates in
the convention ofThursday. Tho Western
Stales and the New.England States, with
the exceptions of Massachusetts and Con
necticut, were meagrely represented.
The league out oi the way, the work of
conspiracy went on like clock work. Se
cret society men were brought in from all
parts of New York and Pennsylvania, but
this was needless expense The conserva
tives bad given up .the fight. Alexander
Sullivan was -the leading spirit of the
whole scheme. All the officers of the Race
Convention were bis men. After his
friends and supporters had entrapped
FatUer Conaty, the leader of the conserva
tives, into a conditional, and for Father
Conaty a personal, indorsement of him, be
appointed five leading secret society men a
committee "to manage and control the
finance:" of theorganizition. "If he were
a fair man and a patriotic Irishman," Faid
a warm personal friend of his yesterday,
"he would net have saddled his notoriety,
his methods, and his record on the Irish
The convention was largely brought to
gether, at the time it was through his ef
forts. His purpose in this matter is made
clear by the position which he has accept
ed. He was the leading spirit of the con
spiracy to ruin the Land Loague. What
the purpose of himself and his conspira
tors was it is for the reader to judge.
Uplfthet'* JBntiU Broken.
8t. Louih, May 3.?A dispatch from Lit
tle Rock aays a telegram from Indian Ter
ritory roports that Sniecbee, the Creek
Indian rebel, having wiled to go to Fort
Gibson as he promised Captain Boles of
the United States army he would do, the
latter arrested him and his chiefs, Jucatch
and Harjo. Spiechee's band then scattered,
hut were pursued by troops and sixty-llvo
of them together with a large number of
women and children were captured.
An IntfrMulle Kobbery.
Fort Worth, Tkx., May 3 ?Information
reached this city Tuesday that Maj. Wes
son, array paymaster, had been robbed of
his valise, containing $24,000 in currency,
while occupying a sleeper on the Texas ?fc
Paoific railroad, near Sweet Water, on Sun
day last. The officer was on the way to pay
the troops at Fort Bliss. He is now at
Colorado City, and gives only an indefinite
account of tbe affair.
CABLE F> ASHES*
The Danish Artie expedition has started
for Greenland for the purpose of exploring
The Iiaytien insurrection is practically
quelled, and the Government will protect
Tho two Chillian murderers of the Ger
man Captain being acquitted, tbe North
German Qaxltc says sympathy for Chili
must cool it she permits robbery and mur
der to go unpunished.
The presence of the Prihcess Bismarck
at the toiree given by the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, further shows the ground
lessness of the reports of a difference ex
isting between Bismarck and the Minister.
Freemasons Hall, Queen street, London,
has been burned. Ail the insignia furni
ture and paiotings were destroyed, among
these paintings were portraits of all the
past grand masters. The loss was mostly
The lower house of the Austrian Reich
crath has adopted the bill fixing the Mini
mum forco of the Austrian Landwehr,
exclusive of that of tbe Tyrol*, at 138,000
men, and authorising tho formation oi six
regiments of Landwehr cavalry.
Tbe race for the great Cheshire handicap
stakes, at the Chester meeting to day, was
won by the Duke of Westminister's Whip
per In; L->rd Rosebery'a Roysterer, second;
Lord Cawdor's Witchcraft, third. There
were six starters.
' The bark Nicosia, which has arrived at
Bremen, reports that on April 20th she
spoke the steamer Hahsbuiy, which left
New York April 7th for Bremen, previ
ously hpoken of with a shaft disabled. The
Habsburg reported all well. Tbe weather
was fine at the time.
Horses vs. blcycle-^Boston; score endVjf
fourth day, horses 623 miles, bicycles 006
A BURNING SHIP.
A CARGO OF INSANE CHINAMEN.
ttama or ladaacrlbable Courntlon?Intractable ('??
WatUla Shocked Dona?The Life Boata
Snaupril ?? Sixty Llvea Htported
Loit Ttltbln Beach of Land.
San Francisco, May 3.?News of ll e
burning of the steamer Grappler was
brought from Nananimoga, B. C., by tl e
John McAllister. She burned four miles off
Seymour Narrows, Sunday night, April 10.
The fire was discovered by the engineor
and immediately reported to the captain.
One hundred passengers, principally
Chinamen, were all in bed. Immediate
search was instituted by the captain, who
discovered the fire back of the boiler con
nections. The engineer started the donkey
and connected the hose. By this time the
passengers were warned. Tho excitement
was intense. The Chinamen behaved like
maniace, utterly uncontrollable. They se
riously impeded the action of tho officers.
The captain ordered all Bhot who refused
to obey orders. Notwithstanding this the
Chinamen rushed backward and forward
on the vessel until it was found necewarv
to knock some down. Others were
ironed. All this time tue fire w*a gaining.
Efforts to get it under control wore un
available. The Captain ordered the pilot,
Franklin, to head the steamer for the Vaa
(Joover shore and beach her. Soon as the
sands were slruck, beats were lowtr^d.
The excitement was so great that the
Chinamen jumped into boats and swamped
them, and owing to the intense smoke
those who could swim did not know wli cli
direction to strikeout, and surrounded by
a mass of struggling Chinamen, were
drowned. Sixty lives are reported lost.
THK OLI> WOKI.D.
Egyptian JtebelM Defeated?The FaI e
Cairo, May 3.?A telegram has been re
ceived from Colonel llicks, reporting that
on the 2U:h ult. ho had an engagement
with five thousand rebels. The battlo,
which larted half an hour, resulted in
defeat to the rebels, with 600 killed, in
cluding the Lieut. General of Kl Mahdi,
the false prophet, and many wounded.
The Egyptian loss is slight Col. Hicks
praises the gallantry of the Egyptian
Tho Pence uf f.uropr.
Bkrlin, May 3.?The North German Ga
zette, commenting on the overtures of tho
French press to the Republicans of Italy
and Spain, in which tho papers speak of
France as a moral ally, says that, although
this coquetting with revolutionists is a bad
symptom, it is less dangerous to peace than
intrigues. An Orleanist restoration in
France would speedily hatch in European
The AlllriUHiiou uill Beaten.
London, May 3.?The Commons by 202
to'J89 refusetd the affirmation bill a Becond
reading. Fifty Irish members voted
against the bill. Tho Times says : It is to
Imj regretetted that tho prudent and con
clusive solution offered in tho afiirmalion
bill was not supported by a majority of the
Newer Um or uynatnllr.
Petkrhdurgii, Eng., May 3.?Prleufgato
street, one of the principal thoroughfares
in this city, ^as partially blown up last
night. Great alarm was caused by the ex
plosion, as it was thought it was the work
of dynamilo (lends, but it is now believed
to be due to the ignition of gas in a sewer
under the street. Tne houses on the street
are much damaged.
The Aa?trlnn Fire It run (In.
Lbmhkko, Aubtkia, May 3.?The trial of
twenty six Socialists, most of them being
students and artisans, bus begun.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Pennsylvania Republican State Con
vention will meet at liarrisburg June 11.
The prelimlnay billiard tournament at
New York?Carter 400, EJward McLaugh
The G. A. R. "Concert of War Songs," at
Boston, last night, was attended by 10,000
A meeting of the Pennsylvania Repub
lican State Committee will be held in liar
risburg, August 11.
The trustees of Iliram College met yes
terday and elected Rev. JoM/h King, of
The SU Albans, Vt., Iron and Steel Mills
has tiled a petition of insolvency. Liabili
ties $50,000; assctts $-197,000.
Owing to badjhealtb Senor N. Romero,
Mexican Minister, has decided to spend
the coming summer traveling in Europe.
It is understood that Senator Logan is
urging the appointment of A. C.Matthews,
of Illinois, as Commissioner of Internal
John Berk, formerly city treasurer of
Buffalo, and lately convicted of misappro
priation of city funds, wa9 sentenced yes
terday to live years hard labor at Auburn
A New Glascow, Nova Scotio, dispatch
says: While the men were coming up
from work in the Vale mine the ropes
broke and the boxer ran down the slope,
killing six men.
The New York Grand Jury has made
presentments against police captains Wil
liams and Allaire for not enforcing the
gambling and excise laws. The Grand
Jury recommends removal.
Io|thectse of Myia.CIarke Gaines against
the City of New Orleans, the report of the
Master in Chancery is confirmed and in
tercut added. Mrs. Gaines has judgment
against tbe city for $1,026,007.
At Fort Fairfield, Maine, a fire last
night turned twelve families into the
street. N ine stores and shops were burned.
Everything was bu nad from tne school
house to the postolllce building.
Afire broko out la*t night in Tullahoma,
09 miles out irom Nashville on the Nashville
& Chattanooga R. R, destroying thirty
houaef, including the railroad depots, tele
graph and express ollices.
A Louisville dispatch says: During the
past forty-eight hours there have been
shipped from this point 1,000.257 pounds
of manufactured tobacco, and it the activity
continues the next two days nearly as much
more will go out.
In the Pennsylvania Senate the Appor
tionment Committee reported the House
Congressional bill, with amendments, giv
ing the Republicans 18 and the Democrats
10 members. The House bill gave the Re
publicans 15 and the Democrats 13.
General McClellan, who had been in
vited to report to the tosst of "The Army
of the Potomac," at the banquet to bo
given J>y the Society of the Army of the
Potomac in Washington, May 10 an 1 17, is
obliged to decline on account ol business
Admiral f orter and stsff left the Wash
ington Navy Yard yesterday, on the
United Strtes steamer Dispatch, to inspect
the squadron now assembling at Hampton
Roads. .It is probable the. President will
be present at the review, the date of which
mty "be delaved through the unavoidable
absence of secretary Chandler, who has
been called to Now Hampshire by sickneea
in his family.