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3/G STONc CAP, VA.
FIGHTING THE PARTY.
r?x ^r T,,E noTT?
_YrtTk (i B?ao-rrarT -The
ToThro: Uf ^ ? |HfcPt m Concert
BoUersAiiv^*;'" rchen in,
t?on?. Only to ^yraBAJo?mftRe
roll Aprxlr,^ L?trfttUy
A N- rrr York t0
TtiP b , ,:r!'. l w> retention of rcpiin
^-^"'f; charge of irregularity
^,nKttb ;ftn into question the regu
F?brtl*r: ^L0]ai?ttomakcngain8t tbe
;oi, vo,o and add up the figures tvbich
will rdi who has Hie majority.
Thconlv complain! the bolters haje
which Pho.s?p nndertheirnes, and f:om
?,ctncen the lines, is that an expressio^of
, . ??iTG in Fdbfttrtry, instead
, m v, made ; ?piuv.. m ., ,
Ol licing a subject of Oerrel until Jane,
Hii!1*Vi,i B.UH] 5ancarry Netr York, now
or in June. v
?l.0TCr Cleveland can neither carry Bew
York, now, io June nor in November, be?
enge he uscb dem >erntic vic^rf to put
..epttblieans into office over the protest of
a democratic city. (
Hui hi> friends would 'ike to parade j
?round the tote ot 5 ?York as an uncor
taint; until thci I odwink other ?t?te*
with tali pretences.
,u(C lein ?cratic committee, unan
,t.(;n,if elected l.v the late convention,
whbVmndc New fork democratic by a
majority ol almosl 50,000, met regularly
nnd in order.
Hiot issued s coll for a slate convention ,
mak ng evcrr provision for a faithful count
of h - rotes < ast in the primaries. j
A! ihr democrat* ol the state, whether
thev favored Cleveland, Hill, Gorman, or;
at/:. Dun bamonl himself, wrrc invited lo
take off their coats, nn ! let the best man
^ fiien the Cleveland boil bcgfin?or aj
leaal ihe boll of men vrho claim lo be his
mouth pieces, and whose treason to part;
organization he has nol vcl rebuked'. And
Ihcse mencomo before Cue public with the
astounding declarations that?
Though the committee was regular;
I'he primary eloctiona are regular;
The stato convention will !>e regular;
Thcv ?rill nol abide by the result.
i( -anse the; ilo not want the country to
know how NcwYorfe stnnils!
Phis is by no means the worst part of
their programme. An open, honorable*
adrcrsar? is to bo respected. Hut a sneak
who steal) into council chambers only to
botray the men vrho admitted him is too
mean for recognition.
Listen to this from the nddress of the
"In our judgment, von should fight at
t he primaries I ?eleel dolcgates who regard j
tiie 'snap' convention ss dntrimonla! to [
the true interests of the party, and, ,who'
in taking their soals, will move that the
convention .!;5v>iro without taking any
action nt nil."
A ftcr tiii*. under deliberate Advice, hav?
ing taken part in Ihr election, r.nd baring
Ifec "ii' part of the convention, this ex?
ceedingly honorable committee advises
i hem thai
?THE F VCT Til AT YOlr HAVE AT?
TENDED I'KE PRIMARIES FS NO
UK A SON F< ,; TOUR ABSTAINING
FROM I A KING PART INT THE MEET?
INGS WE ADVISE VOLT to HOLD.
Th*t i?, they may not abstain from coun?
tymeetings called later to bolt the law-,
fully ascertained action of New York, and
to go with a delegation of party renegades
bet?re ti.^ national democratic conven?
tion, lo seo if they -an stir up ?trifft in
Is Mr. Oloveland in favor of this pro?
gramme? [f not, ii if about time for him
to disown theso men who are making such
a foul use of his name.
'! ho dei iocrac\ of Xt w York is in earn?
est . 1: has swepl rej ublicanism out os its
fastet ngs. It has captured everything
In sight i:t spite of men who betrayed the
party in the last municipal election and
trusl to turn the ciiy ?Ter to the repub?
licans. I; does no!. al tins late dav, pro?
pose to be switched off by republican ene?
mies, mugwump deb ders or traitore in its
^ The regular demo racy, which Las been
fight ngthf? party battles, looks to true
democrats everywhere to hold up their j
h?ud? against teeret nft wen ?, 0 ,;n cne. t
I'HS ROYAL FtftE. I
Sixteen Rodle* Recovered from the Ruins j
of the New fork Hotel Uolocannt.
New Yonx, Feb. 9.?The workmen em- I
ployed in digging in t he ruins of the burn- J
ed Hotel Royal at 1:15 this morning canje
upon hod) number thirteen. It was that
of a woman with dark hair badly burned
and ttterly devoid of clothing or jewelry
by^?eh ideniiflctu!)n n<>M hs ^?il)lo>
At4;30a. m. the My of a man, minus
both legs and one arm, with hair burned
offend face scorched beyond recognition
was taken out in the same spot and put in
At 5 o'clock a body *as found thai raaj
be identrfted u was that of an extremely
well formed woman, withal and black
plaid shawl on hsr Moulders and a scarf
her neck. The arme and iega were buwed
to aer?ap,whil? the face and n*ck were
ba*ilr Hcovchfd 'It, i i
( lf?- I he body was put iu box
At 5:15 body number sixteen wa? Uken
out. It was that of a woman entirely na?
ked with hands and leg* burned off.
One of the bodies at the morgue ha?
been identified as that of Miss Sarai)
Binke, who worked in a hat factory at
Stafford, Conn The bodies before; iden?
tified as Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were inspect?
ed today by Archbald Jacobs, of this city,
who said that the woman was his sister.
Mrs. J. Cohen, of Toronto, nnd he thought
theinan was Lewi* Lory, of London, Can?
ada who camo to New York about the
time his sister. He left the morgue to
notify Mrs. Cohen's husband of her fate,
and said he would pet other friend? of Lo?
ry to look at the body.
About 2 o'clock the workmen unearthed
another body, making the fifth today. It
is impossible to tell whether the body ie
that of a man or womnp.
srrjrtoKOPi's remains in England.
PrieeloRR Pieces of the Coffin-Case- Crowds
London, February 8.?The body of the
Rev. Mr. Spurgeon arrived at New Haven
from Mcntonc at five o'clock this morning.
Notwithstanding the early hour there was
a large assemblage on the quay awaiting
the arrival of the channel steamer which
brought the body from Fcance. Many
persons went to New Haven yesterday
from London, and some of them had re"
mained up all night so ns to be sure to be
at the quay when the steamer came in.
The coffin was enclosed in a wooden case,
and before it was taken to the train that
wns to convey it to London this case was
taken off and broken into small pieces.
The croud eagerly seized open the, to
them, priceless pieces of wood nnd carried
them off to be preserved us relics of the
occasion. All the deacons and elders of)
the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Mr. Spur?
geon'* church in London, were gathered
at the Victorin station here when the
train bearing the remains arrived, and an
enormous crowd jras in the station nnd
about the. entrance. A long lineof mourn?
ing coaches was waiting at tiio pMtos ol
the station and followed f lie coffin lo the
.MR. mi,M A M A. S i rj A RT DEAD.
A Sudden Attack of neart-Fatlnra Carricii
Tlirn Off in Philadelphia.
PniI.ADEi.riHA, Pa., February ?W. A. j
Stuart, of Saltville, Va., died suddenh !
here on Saturday of heart-failure at the
Girard House. Mr. Stuart, who was a
wealthy man and a brother of the famous
Confederate cavalry leader. General J. E. j
B. Stuart, was about fi? years old. His
wife was with him at the rime of his death,
and, in company with Mrs. General Stu?
art, left for her home with the body yes
He came to the city about ten days ago
to consult Dr. Pepper as to a heart trou?
ble, which was undoubtedly the cause of
his death. Fatigued by the journey, lie
was scarcely able to register at the hotel,
but he became somewhat better under
treatment and dictated encouraging mes?
sages to his friends in the South. Dr.
Pepper visited him twice on Saturday,
but a sudden attack-of heart-failure car?
ried him off before aid could be summon?
ed. Mr. Stuart's son at Saltville, Va.,
arranged with a friend in New York to mi- j
porintend the removal of the remains to i
Mr. Stuart's home. Colonel May, of Po
enhonffts, Va., also volunteered his se.r
ivces Rnd escorted Mrs. Stuart to her
home by last night's express, along with
the remains of the deceased. They will
be met at Roanoke by member s of the
family* Mr, Stuart was one of the owners
of the salt-works in Russell county, Yu.,
nnd ?slso of the celebrated Grccnbrier
Wht*e Sulphur Springs and tne exchange
hotel in Richmond,
For*ker oq Itlahie1* Letter
Cincinnati, Feb. 8.?The Post this after?
noon prints an interview with ex-Gov.
Foraker on Blaine's letlerof declination.
Said Mr. Foraker: "Mr. Blnine wil! stand
in history without a rival. Twice when
he was a candidate for the nomination it
was refused him. Once when nominated
he was defeated. Such a record won id
destroy the power, influence, and prestige
of almost, any other man. But instead,
he has constantly grown greater,stronger
nnd nearer lo the hearts of the people.
until, as a result, he has had literally
forced upon him an opportunity to make
the unprecedented record cl twice declin?
ing a nomination which would have meant
in each instance an election. Somebody
onec said in substance, that to refuse
'to bo a Bishop is greater than to be
a Bishop.' The same can be' said of
the Presidency, and espcctaiy of Mr.
Blsinc, who has twice refused it.
"As a Republican, 1 deeply regret Mr*
Blnine's determination. In saying this
1 don't mean to disparage President Har?
rison, lie has given us a wise and safe !
Administration,but the truth is apparent
to all that he dosen'i have that hohl
upon the affections of the people
that Blaine has enjoyed, and in conse?
quence cannot have the strength as a can?
didate that Mr. Blaine would have. Of
course, 1 do not know that President Har?
rison will be rcnominaled, but in saying
what 1 have, 1 haye sq assumed. We
would have had an easy victory with
Blaine; wc may have a hard fight, but it
will be a triumphant ono with Harrison."
KTL.L.ET> HER GTS HAD,
A Mistreated Wife Puts II??r Oltl Mm* to
Millan, Tenn,,February 10.?In Carroll
county, Ohas. Travis and wife have been
having domestic troubles for some time.
Afew days ago Travis kicked his wife
from the door, she swore to kill him and
last night while he was sleeping she pro?
cured a razor and slashed and cut his face
and throat in a dozen places,death follow?
ing in a few minutes. When hcln arrived
the-woman was covered with blood and
"was hi the act of shooting herself. She
is now- in jail.
BIG FIRE IN KEI YORK.
A SECOND CLASS HOTEL IS BURNED.
In Which Many f'emfonn"Loses Their Lives.
?Horrible Scene?. Many Leap From The
Windows And Others Come Down On
Nkw Yor.k, Fol). IQ.?About 3 o'clock
I this morning a fire tyrokc out in the base
I ment of a five-story Urjak 1 HUlfliQ&nffiB to
f>92 Sixth avenue, known as the Hotel
Royal, of which Richard Mears is thepro
| prietor. The hotel was completely dis
troyed, the loss being estimated at
Soon after the fire broke out ambulan?
ces arrived from various hospitals. Many
physicians, whose residences were in the
I neighborhood, were qofckly on the scene
und did all they could to rtiievfc the injur?
ed. Nearlv cverv one of trie 121 rooms,
which the hotel has on its five floors,
were occupied last night by guests, many
of them transient. In fact all the rooms,
save four, had been taken i.t 1 o'clock this
morning, when .Mr Richard Me**.rs, the
proprietor, went to bed, when the flames
burst forth from orne unknown cause.
Near the elivalor r Iran t!ie entire, build?
ing uns instantly enveloped in flames.
Mr. Mcars had only retired at 1 o'clock,
and wnsarroust cl withdihcnlty. He sprang
out of the bed nun ran into the hallway.
Volumes of smoke filled the lwills and the
flames were inakiuf, tlf ir way rapidly up
the elevator shaft. Their apartments
were on the third iloor and far from the
Btairway.. A gii ncc at the situation was
enough to tell hi .i the story. He ran
back to his wife's room tu.d shouted,
"You follow me," snatched no his c^at
rid again ran mio the hall. He fought
his any straight to the stairway, suppos?
ing that his wtfe t:is close behind him.
The passageway was choked with Ihe
dense smoke, which almost strangled him.
'i hen throwing his overcoat over his head,
low and groped i:is way to the banister,
"ii which he placed his left hand. The
flames wi re shooting up from below. 11 in
hand, which was oii the railing, was burn?
ed and his hair ivaf singed His situation
was perilous. To run down for two f 1 iciti1
menut death, and s>> he swung himself
over the hand rail and dropped feet to
trie ground Iloor. He landed on his feet
without a broken bone and made hib way
to the street.
Mr. Mcars whs among the firstto leave
the burning building, and when he nnidc
his exit he did it before the arrival of the
first engine. Bui even in these few min?
utes the flames hud gotten their grip on
the fated structure, and the fire was shoot?
ing from all the windows of the upper
floors. When Mr. Mears reached safety in
the street, then he realiIred that his
wife was not with him. At the moment a
hook and ladder truck arrived. By aid of
ladders, Mrs. Mcars. and another lady were
saved with slight injuries Before the
lire companies arrived One, mau whose
name was not known sprang from a third
story window and was dashed to death on
the ground' below. The people turned
their faces away horrified at the sight.
This was on the Sixth street, side of the
building. A moment later another man
leaped from the window on the Fortieth
street side and was instantly killed.
Shortly afterward ? wo womenj urn pod from
the windows on the Sixth avenue side and
were dead when picked up. Their dead
bodies were taken ro the Thirtieth street
station house nnd afterwards being uni?
dentified were removed the morgue.
The people dr ipped from the windows
or slided down ropes, which every room
! in the hotel was proviqrd, and others w ith
their wits about them/, used the fire es?
capes to good advantage. A considerable
number of those who escaped by these
means from upper stories acre badly
scorched by the flames bursting fcom the
lower windows. One young lady lost a
line head of hair ir; this way, but escaped
serious harm. Oio young man. who is
j something ol an athlete, let himself down
from window to window, and suffered noth?
ing worse than a few bums. When
the walls fell poop c were seen at several
windows on the top floor, crying tor help,
but they fell back and were soon buried.'
The hotel ;s in r ins; 11 was built more
than twenty-live ; ears itgo. It w: s for-:
j merit kepi by Peris & Butler, but Mcars
leased it fifteen years ago. The house
was the home of many persons in the the?
atrical profusion, and ?ns patronized
chiefly by transien s for the night.
Many famlies, owever, marie it their
permanent place of residence. Tin- elab?
orate resturant was liberally patronized by j
a class of peoplenvho Kept lute hours in
the upper portion of the "ten ler loiti" dir- J
trict. Alter the fire had suflicienlycooled
to permit an ex an ination of the ruins, a ?
search was made for Ihe dead. The search
was ut once rewarded by the finding of a J
carried body, almost burned to a crisp, j
I I t was almost unrecognizable, but was
identified as that of Henry J. Levy, from i
a ring on one of his fingers. He in of the j
firm of Levy, Straruss & FrcoiuaUj whole?
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THE GAR?A MOVEMENT.
It Ik Gjvtag TJnvle Sam Mnch Trouble .Ju?t
Washington, February 10.?The Garza
movement along the Mexican border is
giving the officials of the war department
considerable trouble just at present. No
secret is made of their disappointment
that Car*a is still at large in American
territory, and that Iiis opperations cannot
j be confined exclusively to Mexican terri?
Garza and his followers arc known to
have received aid and sympathy from
Mexican residents in thn vicinity of tne
Rio Grande and that the United States
troops are unuble to capture the revolu?
tionists is iu a lurgc measure attributed
to the deceptions practiced upon them by
these people. Gen. Grant, assistant sec?
retary of war, and Gen. Schofield. bad a
conference with a resident on this subject
to-dav arid it is understood it was decid?
ed to fake rigorous action to capture Gar
za and his immediate followers or todrive
them but of the country.
Senor Romero, the Mexican minister,
also had a talk with Secretary Blaine on
the same subject to-day and was assured
that this gevernment would do its utmost
to. preserve the neutrality laws.
The president of Mexico has withdrawn
the suggestion recently made by him that
the Mexican troops in close pursuit of
revolutionists be allowed to cross Rio
Grande at points where exact line of di ?
vision of two countries is undefined like
priviledgc to be conceded to the United
States, troops under similar conditions.
A ISIiOODY TRAGEDY.
Particular* of That Awfal rotaam County
Nastttilj.k, Tenn., Feb. !>.-?A "bloody
family;fend that has been raging in the
mountains of Putnam county for gome
j time broke out afresh Wednesday nicrht
ntfpr a.drinee, nr>d as a result one woman
[ and three men lie fatally wounded, and a
duzen others have serious injuries. The
scene of the fight is at Silver Point, some
! miles this side of Ookcville, and almost
inaccessible by vehicle.
For several years the people around Bfl
l vcr Point have been split into factions un?
der the leadership of the Carre and the
. Wallaces, nod ever and anon a member of
one of the factions has been picked off by
one ot ilie other.
Last Wednesday night there was a big
mountain breakdown near Silver Point
and nil the neighborhood uttended.includ
ing the Cuts and the Wallaces. The ring?
leaders were thrown together, and Carr
made pome remark that Wallace consid?
He seemed very anxious to take it up
and replied quickly. No immediate trou?
ble resulted, bnl after the dunce had bro?
ken up the men hi attendance became en?
thusiastic w ith mountain whisky, and it is
claimed ho the Wallace faction that while
on their way home thev were waylaid and
lired into by thc Carrs. At any rate, near
midnight the Wallaces gathered around
the Carr homestead und broke open the
I doors. They punned their way into tin
house and a bloody light resulted. They
Opened tire with revolvers which wan re?
sponded to by the Carrs. It is stated that
not lee.* than fifty phots were fired before
the Wallaces were finally driven from the
house, No one wits killed outright but
four people were fatally wounded. Miss
Carr, sister to the leader wa- shot in the
head while trying to puli her brother wav
from a matt whom he wits attacking with
nn axe. None^of the tuen on the Carr side
were fatally wounded. Of the Wallace
faction, however, Wallace, the loader,
and two of his clansmen, named Tucker
and Anderson, were all fatally wounded,
while ^every one of the attacking party was
The whole country around Silver Point
is aroused to feverish excitement and as
sooiv as the Wallace faction arfcjable to
get around further trouble is expected.
These facts were learned by telephone
from an adjacent town near the place and
it was quite impossible to get further par?
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THE KEULE FLAGS,
Comm?nder-ln-Chief t'almer Speak* Again
Atuakta, Ga., Feb. 8.?At the time of
unveiling of tbe Grady monument it was
reported to the Commander-ill-Ohief Pal?
mer thai tho G. A. R. Post in this city had
marched in a procession in which confed?
erate lings were carried. This brought an
order from Gen. Palmer in which he com?
manded that hereafter G. A. R. organiza?
tions should not lake part in such parades.
In reply to this, members of that post met
and sent n communication in which they
declared that -while they had no apology
to make for their action, they would haue
preferred that the flag had not been car?
ried us it was inappropriate to the occas
ion and gave opportunity for the creation
oi expressions of ill feeling ever dead is?
sues. Palmer's reply to this was read be
fofe the post 'Saturday. He reiterates his
former position and adds: MA rebel offi?
cer has no right to wear rebel uniform in
any loyal city. It is simply adding insult
Ip injury. Wc have us much right to bear;
t raitor's ring through the streets of a loyal j
city as he has to wear traitor's garb. It !
is against the terms of surrender, an act j
oi hostility against the government of the
United Stales. .'
"J do not question your right as citizens
io mingle and fraternize with the men
against whom yon fought. I believe that
the gallantry of the two armies should
ever be the pride of the Ameiicnn pvople.
The GrandAririy of the Republic has invi?
ted fraternization, i ut it has ncicr agreed,
never consented, and never will, that its
members wearing badge and uniform oi
the order should march under anything
that has even a semblance of tho confed?
A* survivors of that grand array which
saved the union, and stars and stripes
from dishonor, we recognize our late foes
in arms as brave and gallant soldiers. Wo
desire their success and rejoice in their
prosperity. Wt arc a united country and
are.a united people and no flag should be
carried that will tend to arouse a sectional
feeling of animosiy or revenge in the
minds ot the young generation of. the
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Dil. MACKENZIE'S SECRET.
Mr Knew Emperor Frederick Bad Cancer,
But Would Not Adult It.
The death of Sir Morrell Mackenzie
causes to be made public for the first time
aii incident which reveals him in his true
character during tbe most trying period
of his life.
Only afew weeks before the death of the
Emperor Frederick, then etlll Crown
Prince, while Sir Morell was under the
terrible fire of German surgeons, a dram?
atic incident occurred.
' A lady who bail access to his p?es?ucc
at all timed entered his sitting-room in
the Hole! Victoria one day, Sir >Iorell was
seated by a table, evidently laboring nn
der great excitement.
"You have called at the wrong time,"
he said excitedly. "I am under a terrible
"Doctor," said the lady blnutly, "you
know the Crown Prince has cancer; you
"Yes," he said, "I know he has cancer"
standing npfand clinching his hands?
"but I have not the right to admit it If I
did it wonld wrong that poor women and
her children"?indicating the Crown
Princess. "If I were to go to his room
and Admit that it. wan cancer he would
give up and would not live to be crowned.
His widow and children would have noth?
"Bntl can hardly bear this strain ranch
longer," he added wearily.
He bore up under the terrible strain,
however* and the result is history.
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MORE MONEY ORDERS.
The System Greatly Ecnlnrgcd hy the
Washington, Feb. 10 ?Postmaster Gen?
eral Wftunmaker has issued an order giv?
ing money order facilities io all posloffieee
where the compensation of postmasters
reaches $v(K) per annum. The expanse of
carrying hia order into effect is trifling
and the ofBee6 ulready established are do?
ing an amount of busiuess greatly in ex?
cess of the highes anticcipation of the de?
U. S. Official Postal Gnide, Jnst Publishod?
The report of the Postmaster General
just issued, states that nearly $2.000.000
in checks, drafts and money, reached the
dead letter office during the present year
through improper addressing. Probably
double thi?> sum has been lost through de?
lays nnd accidents resulting from care?
lessness in mailing and correspondence.
To reduce these errors to a miuimum, 1he
Government issues the United States Of
fi 'ial Postal Guide, in an annual number
published in January, and monthly sup?
plements, a book of 934 pages, containing
three classified tiste of the 0(1,000 post os
fiooB in "the Union, together with postal
rules and mail .egulations. Evory mer?
chant, wholesale dealer and professional
man having correspondence, will find the
Guide indisponible, It is also of groat
essistancejjto lawyers, printers and others
in translating illegible writings. No es?
tablishment where care and accuracy are
observed as rnles, is complete withont it,'
The price of the Guide in paper is $2; in
The Guide can be obtained from the
publisher, George F. Lasher, 1215 Filbert
street, Philadelphia, Pa., or his author?
ized agent, Mr. J.M. Goodloe in our post
. ? >?>....
WAR ROBERTSON INSANE.
This Eccentric Ren) Estate Agent Looses
GtUNd Rattds, Feb. b\?W. A. R. Rob?
ertson, once ft prominent and wealthy at?
torney of Springfield, 111., but later of
Bristol, Tcftn., where he lost his money in
stock speculations, has been at various
hotels here. Guests at the Warwick board?
ing house, where he last stopped, cora
plaind thai he was undulv noi?y at night.
He came down stairs looking pale and
haggard nod requested Mr. Carpenter, the
landlord, to get him two doctors and two
He left the house shortly afterwards,
sayinglthat he would return soon to meet
the professional men he desired to see,
From the Wrawick, Robertson went to Dr.
Welsh's office and requested him ar presi?
dent of the Grand Rapids Medical Acade?
my to get him nn audience liefere the meet?
ing of the. physicians that evening, that
thev might examine him and pass upon
his sanity. This the doctory finall agreed
Accordingly Robertson was ushered into j
the presence of shout twenty medical men
i last svening and put through an exfiminn
: tion which ended in his being adjudged
insane. He was turned over to Sergeant
l Webb, of the police force, who had i?cen
asked to be present at the mooting and
was taken by the officer to police head?
quarters for safe keeping.
Robcrlson has done very many peculiar
things lately, notably the organization of
the Lord's Alliance Co., in which he says
the Lord was a silent partner.
BISHOP COXE ON IMMIGRATION.
Au Investigation as Formidabio ns That of
she Goths and Vandals, He says.
Baltimore, Feb. 8.?-Bishop Cox of the
diocese of western New York spoke at St.
Paul's Church last evening on tha evils of
immigration. He said;
"A frightful portent isthat of an immi
migeation which, in dark disuuise is no?
thing less than invasion. The overthrow
of the Goths and vandals upon Spain and
Italy was not mere formidable to prima
tive Christian civilization than that which
now rushes* like a gulf stream into our
tides of life, menancing and changing all
the conditions which have made us a pow?
erful nation hitherto. It lends itself im?
mediately to every current that breeds
pestilence. It makes the air we breathe
unwholesome, nay, infections. It is moral
poiisfThe mongrealized Latin population of
Mexico and South America show whither
all this points and tends. The higher civ?
ilisation introduced by our forefathers,
and which only is capable of sustaining
free institutions and liberty with law,, is
already perishing. This squalid and ig?
norant influx is made the arbiter of our
destinies and used by depraved politicians
withont scruple n? the venal balance of
power on which their plots and schemes
MILLS MARKS A SPEECH.
Indicating That He Will Fight the Party
Nxw Yeux, Febrnrry 5.?The reform
Club tendered a reception to Congress?
man Rogers Q. Mills, of Texas.
!ir. Mill*, for the first tim ta?ieate? ii
public the line of action to be followed by
himself and friend" in the present con?
gress regarding the tariff. His first words
were in reference to tho check which tariff
reform had received in the house, of its
friends, at a time when to waver is dan?
gerous. He declared his intention to op?
pose the proposed half way and stand still
measures that some democratic leaders
advocated He scooted the idea of going
back to the tariff of 18S3 and accepting
that as the final settlement. He said that
the democrats had been fighting high tariff
for thirty years, and he was for carrying
on the war, eternal, uncompromising war.
I At the close of bin speech Mr. Mills said:
: "I will follow wherever the flag points to
fair trade. I will follow wherever the flag
i goes, no matter who carries it, and 1 will
j fight wherever the battle is pitched."
Big stone Gap.
Though this town is now quiet from
what it was a short while since, still we
enndidly believe there is a bright future
before it. The intense faith which was
inspired in Big Stone Gap is far from be?
ing unfounded. The coal, tho iron ore,
i he timber und other inducements which
were held out are realities to-day as much
so as when the place first started.
This section in due order of events mue
have many thriving towns and Big Stone
Gap has unmistakable claims for one of
? he leading ones.
They wanted to do things down there
on too gigantic a scale. Nothing could
help them more than lo have one or more
small, modest industries stnrt there now,
rather than hope for larger ones which
take time and population to succe&sfully
Thi re is one other good reason to be?
lieve in its future. There are a set cf
young men there, who, for business quali
lii iiti :iis and hue character cannot bo ex?
celled in. the state. A recent closer ae
qunintuncc with the leading young men of
that place has impressed us with much
iiivor toward them. Among those there
are some of the most talented young law?
yers from Virginia und Kentucky.
And for the future success of tho town
no one, outside of those directly interest?
ed there feel a deeper interest than our?
WILL UK KUN?
Blaine Says He Will Not Be a Candidate.
Washinoton, D. C, Fcnruarv 10.?It is
settled at last. For months past conflict?
ing statements hnvo appeared in the prose
of the country, as to whether Ida inn would
lie a candidate for president this year,
fie has never, to any one, who was author?
ized to speak to the public, made a direct
statement as to whether he would or would
not be a candidate. Everything that has
appeared in the public prints has bee*
mere speculation. The fanciful utter*
ances of correspondents who substituted
the imaginary for the truth, have been
eagerly read by tho general public, and
everybody except a few intimate friede
of Secretary Blainc has been in ignorance
us to his purpose.
Hence it is that Blaine's every move?
ment has beeu closely watched. The
slightest illness has been made the sub?
ject of voluminous pro*s dispatches, and
his health has been discussed by the
newspapers of the country. Ailment*
that ordinarily would attract no attention)
have been deemed of sufficient interest to
justify minute details, and even they have
been grossly exaggerated! It has never
been doubted, however, that he would
speak out in due time so plainly that ho
could not be misunderntood, and that his
friends would be left clear to act. He has
spoken, briefly, but pointedly; as will bo
NR. DLAINS'S 1/ETTER.
WxsniNKTON, February 7.?Tho follow?
ing letter explains itself:
WAsniNoTON, February 6, 1802.
Hon. J. S. Clarkeoh, chairman of tho re?
publican national committee.
My Dear Sir: 1 am not a candidate for
the presidency and my name will not go
before the republican national convention
for the nomination. I make this an?
nouncement in duo sen?on. To those who
have tendered me their support I owe sin?
cere thanks and am most grateful for
their confidence. They will I am sure,
makp Rii honest effort in the approaching;
contest, which is rendered specially im?
portant by reason of the industrial and
financial policies of the government being
at stake. The popular decision on.these
issues is of great moment and will be of
Very sincerely vours,
??a3. G. Blai^k.
SHI) WISH EH TO HAN?.
Pr?da Ward's Slayer Becomes FrantfO
$When Informed She W1U Not Be Bnng.
Memphis, Tenn., February II,?Miss
A! ice Mitchell, the slaver of Freda Ward,
when onformed by her lawyer that sho
would escape the gHllorrs, became frantic,
and said that she looked forward to the
day when Jshe should be hanged a? the
hapn'o-<t of all, as beyoud the ''allows she
would once mere meet Freda Ward. She
became terrible despondent, and fears
are entertained that she will commit sui?
cide. Last night she wa:< watched in her
cell by o?e of her relatives,
An Arkansas Officer's Bloody Battle with
Little Rock, Feb. 8,-r-A Moody tragedy
is reported from To Hoc,/ a* small station
ten miles east of this city,1' Tho constable
at that place went to the he me of a negrf
with a warrant for his arr?*t. He order
the man out of tho house. This was re?
fused, snrl the officer attempted to enter
by force. Five negrqee were in the house*
and on discovering the officer's plans,
rushed out the door firing at him witk
pistols. The officer* armed with a double
barreled shotgun, returned tbe fire, kill-'
tog four of the crowd. Great exejtmeut I*
reported, and further tiros bio is app??