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VOLUME XXXI.--NUMBER 168.
WHEELING, WEST VA., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1883, ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24. 1852, She WWittS Mdtytmv. iir..rV: itMiTiTlWMW'b WWIU :'i--,.ui7oui;tin't to huve done it I W't hope it isn't ro mm iu n?>u wr Henry U. Davis a long life and heape ' of railroa'iH. may come and Congress may but the Star route trial keeps up its lively lick. It must be confessed that In pnoli is support by an accomplished COm plfl?- . Ewtok Stilso* Uutcuiks and short Seottor Tabor are running a little race in fringe and divorce. Tabor leads by the IfDgtb of one disputed marriage, but it is a juere matter of form. Ir the Speaker of the House wanted to pive his nephew $4,000 for doing nothing for nearly a year, heshould have mad e the present out of his own pocket. It is some units possible to do a big thing in a very imall way. If Mr. Keifer thinks he did a good thing for himself when he turned a hoodlum crowd into the reporter's gallery, let him set himself up for something in the next national convention?it will pain his friends to see him served up hashed by the correspondent?, as those wicked fells serv ed Schuyler Colfax, in the convention of 1572. Isn't "Tax Payer" a little severe on County Commissioner Woods ? We have not given the returns critical examination, but may it not bo that the Commissioner did his best running at election time in the neighborhood of Pole Cat Run, Yaller Dog Itun and other highways of equal im portance? Cow-path legislation does not m&rk statesmanship of the highest order, but there is a good deal of it A comwrnication from Mr. William Brown, printed in another column, sj completely dispose s of a silly untruth that nothing need be added to it. There never was a time here "when a man who didn't vote the Republican ticket was prohibited from voting at all, and no Democrat was disfranchised because he was a Democrat. Loyalty to the Govern of the United States was the test. Demo crats who were also rebel sympathizers | could not stand that test, snd they were not allowed to regis ter. There were some such, it maybe remembered, in West Virginia and even in Wheeling. Since the subject has been revived bv the other side, it may not be out of place to remark that there were in the time referred to Democrats who were willing to pay perjury as the prico of registering and voting. It is ditlicult to see how our esteemed cotem porary is going to get any comfort otft of this revival, any way it can be twisted. Hut there is unanimous consent from this side to go ahead with the cotillion. We have aeon something o! the same kind floating around, but there is no ex citement over this matter among the peo ple or the preas of Went Vitginia. Intact there is no "muddle," and no approach to ? muddle except a highly enterprising effort on the part of our esteemed cotempo nty, the Itrgitter, to invent one. If Mr. Lamb has given an opinion it has not been published. The Ret/UUr has quoted Mr. Lamb in its articles, and, being pressed by Governor Jackson, State Senator Donehoo ami Judge Morrow, threw the burden on that eminent counsellor and begged him to come out and defend himself, but the "opinion" is yet to be published. Pe'r h?|is we should not seriously abject to the Democratic party being indicted for butch wing legislation, nor have we any desire to interfere with what seems to be a pretty family tight as it stands. But truth compels OS to advise Jriends at a distance that there is really no sign of a muddle outside of the four wails of the Iieguier sanctum. As we view tho matter now there isn't enough wind in it to make a hurricane. W k have thought it well to give up con sider!,hie space to an article of pitiful in terest from the DarlingUm arid Stockton Timri of recent date. Darlington is an old town in Durham, on the river Skerne, having railroad connection with tondon, from which it is 235 miles distant. It Is in the heart of the industrial district of South Durham. In 1875 the population was animated at 34,000?a little greater than that of Wheeling. The industries ire varied, spinning, wagon building, malting, tanning and iron working being the principal inter ests. One Iron firm employs 0,500 workmen. The Darlington Iron Company,capita!?350, OM, gives work to2,000hands and produces W,000 tons of iron rails a year. The South Durham Iron Works, with a capital of ?130.000, produces 40,000 tons of pig iron a year. The Skerne Iron Company, spoken of iu the article which wo reproduce, make* iron plates for ship building, boilers, bridges and the like. The extent of tho concern may bo interred from the extent of the suffering caused, largely by the shut ting down of the establishment. So American will gloat over the suffei in? of any community of Englishmen, so Closely allied to ns by ties of kindred and sympathy. But when English arguments ?'e thrown at us on this side it is lair to liing back English fact*. "The proof Ol the pudding is in the eatins," ?ad the iron workers of Darling ton are not eating much or a very l?Rh trado of pudding at this time neither do they seem to get fat on free trade tracts *nd that aort of thing. And it is a coincidence that whiio Americana in Con Ifteas were exerting themselvea to bring Win country to a polioy ol free trade, an ?Bfsiiah steamer waa bringing over, in the columns of an English newspaper, a tale of MRlab suffering under the English polioy ?' ''ee trade. It will hardly be aaid "I?t tho "protected monopolies" have la s'1 "lU tollchio* ttfltal to influence f oblio opinion. A BREEZE IN COURT. MR. BELFORD'S BAD BREAK. ?oaotoaj of Star Boata Trltl Brllivtd bjr aSeaae lie for# the Bench?Jud*8 Wjtle'a Ira aad Bel* ford's Iudlgaalioa?A Flat la a Flae la Hla t'ourf, aad don't yon forget It. Wasijington, D. 0., March 7.?There was quite a lively scene in the Star Route inquiry to day. Ex-Congressman Belford, of Colorado, had been on the stand, and a controversy arose over a missing letter which he referred to in hla examination. Belferd insisted that the letter or a copy be put in evidence. He uid not intend to be suppressed; they were going to examine him about it and he wanted to read it The prosecution were unable to find the original letter aad a copy was introduced instead, which the witness was permitted to read, it was a letter peti tioning for an increase on one of the Colo rado routes signed by the Chief Justice of the State and many prominent State offi cials. The cross examination was confined to the question concerning the hand writ ing of the letter that the witness said had been written by his clerk, Delaven W. Gee. but had been signed by himself. Belloru was then directed to stand aside. SOMEWHAT OF A SCENIC. He appeared to be somewhat agitated, took up his hat, walked over to the coun sels' table, and, turning to the court, said, with mnch feeling, "Your Honor, I wish to ask theindulgence of the Court and courtesy of bar to make a personal statement in re gard to the cbargireffSctine my honor." Mr. Merrick was immediately upon his feet with an objection. It was at his sug gestion, he said, that the record in regard to Belford had been modified. If the wit* ness had any statement to make to the country he could make it, but certainly the proceedings of a court of justice ought not to be interfered with by allowing a witness, who happened to be a member of the bar, to step Irom the witness stand to the counsel table and state to the jury and to the Court what, as a witness, he had not been allowed to state on the stand. He felt bound to resist it as a matter of justice to counsel, to the case and to order. "Give me the poor privilege," pleaded Belford, "of making a statement" "This is not a public meeting," replied the court "we are trying a case judicially." "I state before the living God," said Bel ford solemnly and indignantly, "that I never saw such a check as named in the letter." Then turning on bis heel Belford started from the court room, but he was re called by the commanding voice of the Judge, who exclaimed angrily, "Come here, sir; bring Mr. Belford here." Belford having returned the court in quired what he had said, and Belford re peated it with emphasis. BELFORD AROUSED. "This is a contempt of court," exclaimed his honor, "and the court imposes a fine of one hundred dollars, and you stand com mitted until it is paid." "I will pay five hundred dollars," retorted Mr. Bedford defiantly, "but no man shall defame my character." ?This is a degree of impertinence and in solence, which the court will not Dermit to take place in its presence," indignantly exclaimed his honor." Mr. Carpenter inquired whether the court bad jurisdiction to impose a fine without issuing a rule to show cause. "Certainly it has," replied the Court, "it is a disorder in court which the Court can take notice of immediately." Ingersoll asked permission, in the inter est of peace, to say a word about Belford's feeling on tnia subject. Under all the cir cumstances, recollecting tnat there was about as much human nature in people as there was in courts, would it not be better for the Court to let the fine go. He did not think Judge Belford meant any disrespect to the Court, but he < had a good deal of feeling on this subject. There might be something par donable in the natural indignation of a man whose fair fame had been assailed, and he thought his honor, under thesame circumstances, would have gone at least as far. "You have no right to use the Court as an illustration," interrupted Judge Wylie, severely. Ingersoll begged pardon and took him self as an example. Under certain cir cumstances he knew that he would go beyond the bounds of propriety, and he thought everybody would. He made this suggestion, not for the purpose of having the court do anything which it did not be lieve could be done consistently, but for the purpose of asking the court to take all cir cumstances into consideration. Merrick said that from what he had heard at recess he was looking for some such statement from the stand as bad been made from the bar. Notwithstanding the limitations of the court, he might be in error, but it was a subject of talk. If Bel ford bad wanted an exact and full vindica tion he would not be satisfied in making the statement he did, but he would have asked them forthe book which would reply to all that was said here. If the court went formally into the subject he should like to know what had passed during the recess. Ingersoll declared that he had not seen Belford during recess, and Davidpe added that he had not seen nim until his return to the Court room. As to the check book, said Davidge, the Government would get enough of it before they were through. What had passed between them was simply this: Bellord told him that he had served for twenty-five years before the bar and intended to request the Court to allow him to make a statement. Davidge appealed to the Court to reconsider its action and remit the fine. TUK COURT STICKS. The court saidt hat Bel ford had occupied a place of consequence before the country for many years (Belford arose but the court hastily bade him be seated, saying he was not addressing him.) The court proceeded to review Keerdelra testimony upon the point in ouestion, and saw that Belford could not be known; that the proposed explana tion could not be allowed?there was nothing wrong in his request, but af ter it had been refusod it was a gross vio lation of the authority of the Court to per sist in delivering himself aa he had done, the court therefore declined to remit the fine. The Court said that if it was con vinced that the defense, after using due diligence, could not obtain access to the neoessary papers, then the Court would bring the case to a standstill A HAD CONGRESSMAN. Why Col. Tom. Ochiltree, Texas, Makca th? Air Bine. Washington, March 7.-Thcre is a very mad man in town to-night, and his hair is just as red aahe is mad. The man referred to is Col. Tom Ochiltree. The Colonel was elected to Congress by a regular Texas majority from the Galveston district? "Bight where they had a calcium light turned on me," as he says. He came to Washington early in the winter, and suc ceeded in reaching Wiilard's Hotel with out any perceptible widening of Pennsyl vania avenue, and there ke has "put up/' as usual, all winter. Heretofore Tom has not been inoted as a spendthrift, but this season ha has given several good-sized dinners, and has paid the bills, or prom ised to do, for some half-dozen well-chosen and beauty-adorned theatre parties. It has been suggested that this lavishness has resulted from Tom's expected increase of income when his sa'ary as M. 0. should begin, and now, forsooth, the First Comp troller of the Treasury lias knocked the whole thing higher than a kite by advising theJTreasurer of thisgreat and glorious coun try to withhold thepaymentoftheOchiltree salary until the settlement of the little matter of the several thousand dollar short ness in Tom's accounts aa United States Marshal in the Lone Star State. Tom swears by all the gods that "it will bo all right in the spring," but meanwhile he gets mad when anyone asks bim'about It ABOUT HPEAKKK KEIVEK. M a rat Halaiead on (tie HIilikM of (be frlx-Npcnker. Cincinnati, March 7.?Mr. Halstead in writing to the Commercial Gtuette from New York says: Mr. SpeakerKeifer scored two or three mistakes in the last hours of the late Congress. He succeeded in arousing afresh the resentment of the representatives of the press, and though he denies that he swore profanely, and otherwise used bad language in regard to the newspapers and those who served them with so much abil ity and irritability, he has on his hands a very pretty quarrel, as it stands. Those who have followed with some intelligence the course of public events are aware that of all the^hornet's nests in the country that of Newspaper Row, Washing ton. D. 0., is probably the most violent, and;perhaps venomous. Our good friend, the cheerful Schuyler Colfax, received his mortal wound as a Vice Presidential candidate for association with Grant in his second term from the Washington correspondents, upon whose tender toes he bad inadvertently placed his brogaus, and General Keifer has fair notice that if he ever rises up again in any public capacity, his unhappy body is to be filled with a thousand paragraphs of the nature of poisoned arrows. In the first place, on the night of all nights in the year when the Washington correspondents wanted their little desks in the reporters' gallery, the Speaker meekly consented that the alleged families of members should go iu and occupy and possess the precinct usually held sacred to the press. Then, when'ho was approached and requested to clear the gallery, instead of being polite and regretful, he is charged, by those who are in the habit of particularly observing what is said, and who are dreadfully credible witnesses, with uttering the most frightful cuss-words known to the English language, and with alBrming, with a re markable vocabulary of vulgarity, that he didn't care anything about what the news papers said, anyhow. The General sol emnly states that he did not use the oppro brious termB with which he is accredited, and the response from the witnesses on behalf of the press is that they don't know how to account for it, unless he was drunk, which, when we consider thehighly charged electrical condition of the mural atmos phere in Ohio, is not a specially comfortable change in the allegation. There was, as Mr. Robeson said, about 6 o'clock of the Sabbath morning that witnessed the last agonies of Congress, too much whisky taken out of bond, and the most regrettable circumstance in this connection is that the ex Speaker, in making the necessary de nial, does not allirm that he is a total abstinence man, as might be expected of one representing the beautiful city of Springfield; but confines himself to the nar row statement that he does not drink when on duty. ft'Aitt.no.M r Nom. CJrcnlt Court UHlicin-Tbe NnttcrHcld Harder Case Ended?.ttnrrln' Acquittal. Special Diiipatch to the lutulligenoer. Fairmont, March 7.?The Circuit Court began here yesterday. To-day a nolle proxqui was entered in the-cane of Jacob L. Satterfield, one of the parties indicted for the Baker murder. This puts an end to that celebrated case. The only case of great interest, so far, was that of the State vs. Alva Morris, for assault with intent to kill John button. The trial of the case occupied yesterday and to-day. The wealth and prominence of the party on trial and his friends attracted a large crowd of people. Mr. Morris was defended by Thomas H. B. Staggers, Esq.. who made a characteristically eloquent and impressive speech in his behalf. After a brief retirement the jury brought in a ver dict of not guilty. Mr. Morris and his counsel were the recipients of many con gratulations upon his prompt acquittal of the serious charge. CraNlied la IIIn Mother** t'oOJn. New York, March 7.?A terrible ecene occurred at a funeral near Passaic on Mon day. Mrs. Nicholas L Kip, who had died in this city, had not been on friendly termB with her son William, who lived at l'assaic, but he determined to 'have the remains buried in the family ground, and had the funeral from his own house. On the arrival of the coffin he became craied, demanded to see the body and tried to force open the coffin, this was at the services and he was restrained. At' the grave he got loose, rushed at the coffin, crushed in the lid over the face of the corpse and tried to break the lid away. He was seized by those present but drew a revolver and olTered to shoot anv one who dared to prevent him from seeing his mother. He was disarmed and placed under arrest before the ceremo nies at the grave could be concluded. Froieu to Dentil. New York, March 7.?In a low shed at the rear of 400 Eleventh avenue, a man was found frozen to death yesterday morn ing. His name was Michael Clancey, aged 50. He was a blacksmith's helper, and the place where ho was found had been at one time used as a smithy. The bellows, anvil and other implements of the black* smith's trade were still there. He and a man named William Smith were in the habit of crawling into this shed to sleep. At a late hour on Sundav night they hud dled together on the floor. They were thinly clad, When Smith awoke he was chilled through and tried to arouse his companion. Finding he could not do so he went out and told tho neighbors. It was found that the man was dead. The Coroner's office was notified. DlHtroH* lu Ireland. Dublin, March 7.?At a meeting of the local board of Swineford, County Mayo, it was reported that great distress prevailed in that district Over thirty persons in the Poor House are suffering with famine and fever. There are 700 names on the list of persona needing relief. Distress has not been so great since 1847. People who re fuse to enter the Work House are dying from want of food outside. A Trojan Baltic. Tboy, N. Y., March 7.?Harry Woodson, "the black diamond of Cincinnati," and Steve Williams, a colored man, fought here this morning. The mill lasted an hour and a half. Sixty-six rounds were fought. The Trojan was knocked out. The fight was witnessed by a large number of sports, including one member of the Assembly and several officials of Troy. A Model lexMNberlflr. Txxarxana, Tix., March 7.?A. L. John son was shot dead to-day. in the Miller county Court House, in the presence of judge, jury and attorneys, and over one hundred spectators, by 0. E. Dixon, the Sheriff. The trouble was caused by Dixon making war on the gambling institutions io which Johnson was lileatiy interested. THE LAND OF THE LASH. MODERN CIVILIZATION FORGOTTEN. Jewlik Women Flowed Unmercifully Without I'auiie?A 8tor/ or Great Cruelty-Action of the United SUtea C'omnl on Be half of tke Tic* tlma-Gratltuda of * Pereecated People. i New York, March 7.?A dispatch to the Ttlegram from Casablanca, Morocco, says: The following is u copy of a portion of a letter addressed to Captain Cobb, the United States representative at this place, by a very respectable jew: "As an expo-' nent of the Jewish fraternity and their feelings I address you on a recent out rageous punishment inflicted on a class of women in this benign city, who seem to be at the mercy of the tyrannical rulers. The particulars of the event which induce me to write are as follows: A Jewish resident of this place named Joseph Amiel, an interpreter to the British Vice Consulate here, hag two refractory boub. On expostulating with them re cently on their tardy return homo at night a quarrel ensued in which the eldest, aged twenty-four years, drew a pistol on his father and fired two shots at him. Both bullets missed the mark. The valiant youth then rushed, upon his mother, who escaped his fury by shutting herself up in an adjoining room. Amiel immediately went to the Governor and requested sol diers to arrest his son, which was at once accorded him. The youngest interfered, at the same time using insulting language to, his father. The soldiers wero ordered to arrest .him also and the two miscreants were at once arrested and consigned to prison aud placed in ironB. On the following morning they received 600 blows, and were again consigned to prison. Amiel, not content with this condign punishment, went to the Governor and requested him to punish all the Jewish women or ill repute, alleging their temptations to be the cause of the downfall of his badly instructed and mis guided sons. To satisfy him the Sheik of the Jews was sent for and ordered to direct the soldiers to all the women Amiel should name, so that they could be taken to prison to await the Governor's pleasure iu the morning. Seven unlortunates were dragged from their beds half naked in the middle of the night and disposed of according to instructions. WOMEN FLOGGED. On tho following morning the Governor exhibited his pleasuro in having them all most cruelly flogged in public. The prisoners were stretched on the ground in the same manner as he almost flogs the Moors, face downward, with a Moor hold ing each hand and foot, and the lash was applied with all the force the strong arms of the soldiers could command, they taking turns as their strength failed. It is a great amusement to the soldiers to whip tho infidel Jews until they become ex hausted and then hustle them off to prison. The sons of Amiel richly deserved their punishment, but their case is only men tioned as an introduction to the second case, and the cause of my indignation. The Jews exclaim, "Where are the recom mendations of our venerable and beloved nartisan. Sir Moses Montefiore? And where are the faithful promises of the late Sultan wherein he stated that the Jews in his em pire should no longer be bafitinadoed? If this state of things ia to continue and we be left to the will and pleasure of these bigoted fanatics, whose dogmas and ritual teach them to immolate what thQy term the intidei jew and the Christian dog at every opportunity they can seise upon, wo might as well lie down to suffer what ever cruelties the Moorish demagogue pleases to inflict upon us." AN INNOCENT VICTIM. To the above case the writer will add that there was an innocent and respectable per son among the victims, according to the evidence taken in the case, and so severe wob her punishment that the doctor who attended her affirms that she requires many day's rest to recover. This person is a girl of eighteen years, called Eetcd, a servant of a merchant who enjoys the United States'protection, Mr. Isaac Benxaqun. He being absent at the time bad left his busi ness to be managed by his partner, Mr. Solomon Benabu, who, on hearing of the imprisonment of Ested, immediately sought the presence of the Governor, where he found the whole party in ques tion being arranged to receive the Jasb. He expostulated in the strongest terms with the Governor against such out rageous proceedings and assured him that Ested was a girl of good repute and a servant of Isaac Benxaqun, whom he well knew to be a United States protege, but as it is said the Governor often indulges freely in the use of opium, whereby at times he loses his reason, it seems it must have been the case with him at the present time. In direct violation of the Madrid treaty he punished an employe of the United States protected subject without un equitable trial in the presence of the Con sul. Ested was thrown on the ground aud held by soldiers, as before mentioned. Mr. Benahu placed himself over her person to prevent blows being given her, but he was hurled away by the soldiers and informed by the Governor that for his intervention she should be punished still more severely. She was whipped until she no longer re tained her reason, and was then dragged off to prison. THANKING TIIB UNITED STATES CONBCL. At the conclusion of this malevolent affair Mr. Mimon Asaban, one of the prin* cipal Jews of this city, in company with several more of the same order, went to Captain Cobb and begged the assistance of that officer for tho relief of the victims and that they be permitted to return to their homes without delay. The Governor soon afterwards received a communication from Captain Cobb, which caused him to set all the prisoners at liberty at once. Captain Cobu has made still further demands from the Governor in favor of the victims, an^ the Jews have expressed their gratitude to tho United States representative bv wait ing upon him in a body and thanking him for his prompt and effectual action in their behalf. BREEZES OH THE STOCK EXCIIAGE. Virgin I" In ? Sorry MUtle-Whn! I * Blow? Will iherabik Duel T Baltimore, March 7.? There was quite a flurry at the Stock Exchange yesterday. Virginia securities were in a terri bly demoralixsd condition. The last prices for consols on Monday were, at the call, 51}; on tho street, 48. There is nothing new in regard to the affairs of,the suspended firm of Fritx.Lewia Co.. and though some operators outside, andoaeortwo inside, had their fingers somewhat burnt by the tumble in Virgin ias, the losses are not large, and they were pretty freely distributed The excitement was added to yesterday by a personal encounter between two of the brokers on tho floor of the exchange. Mr. M. C. Hogden expressed in very em phatic language his opinion that all the people pf Virginia were thieve??nd raacalsT Mr. DeCourcea Thorn* whose people come from Virginia, remon strated, and Mid that while Be did not at I all endorse the Readjustee, he bad many friends in the State whom he had the high | est esteem and respect for, and he strongly objected to the use of the word "all*' in connection with "thieves and rascals.",Mr. Hogden repeated the offensive words. Mr. i Thorn asked him again to modify or with draw them.JIn place of which, Mr. Hogden reiterated them, whereupon Thom struck out with celsrity and force with his right, bis fist coming into strong cash contact with Ml-. Hogden's anatomy. The return compliment waa quite unintentionally in tercepted by an astonished member of the governing committee who chanced to be in the way, but who got out of it and the neighborhood very speedily. Friends at once interfered, and all waa peace and quietnees again. There are no prospects, so far as can be learned, of further hostili ties The market was greatly disturbed, though, for a short time. I, A HO It NOTES. Strike Ended?'Window OImi Halters' Neulou?Wire Kod Men. Pitsburgh, March 7.?A telegram from Centralia, Illinois, to Secretary Martin, of the Amalgamated Association today states the strike of the employes of the Centralia mills, which has been in progress since the first of the year, has been settled in favor of the Association. Work' will be resumed at oncf). Pittsburgh, March 7.?The Western Window Glass Manufacturers' Association was in session here this afternoon. The attendance was large, nearly all the facto ries beiup represented. Reports from all sections indicate a very depressed condi tion of the trade with the future outlook decidedly unpromising. The present state of affaire was caused by the agitation of the tariff, and now that the question is settled, the reduction made will militate against an improvement No changes were made in rate?, and the question of cutting wages waa left over with the summer shut down. Pittsburgh, March 7.?Secretary Weeks, of the Western Iron Association, has dis covered what he considers as a good fight ing chance left for the wire rou industry, which protectionists and even free traders declared was completely killed by the pas sage of the new tariff law. lie says there is a clause in the bill which provides that when tho two rates of duty are applicable to the same article it should be taxed at the highest rate. In this case there is a higher and lower duty, which he believes applicable to wire rods,, and if so decided importers will have to pay the higher rate. This will enable those having capital in the industry to continue to compete with foreign trade. New York, March 7.?The Tariff bill is stirring uj) business men here. A bra in S. Hewitt said to-day that the busintsa in iron rope will be destroyed, and that the business of chain-making will have to be abandoned. Henry L. Shippy, manager of the great Trenton works of John S. Roebling & Sons, says that the wire-rope business is ended in this country. James and William Lyall, the jute man ufacturers, said that the change in the duty on jute will drive several California manu facturers out of the business, and that now the great Dundee jute manufacturers will have an advantage over the Ameiicans be cause of .the cheapness of labor in Dundee. EXTKEHE UMCTIOX. A Cleveland I'AMtor ClnluiM to Have Meeu Cured by Faith. Cleveland, March 7.?In connection with the discussions which have arisen among the Episcopal clergy of the city in regard to what whb claimed as the practice of the High Church members, that of confession, which was thought to have a tendency to Romanism by members of a very different turn of mind, it was yes terday ascertained that the Kev. B. T. Noakes, of Emanuel Church.was a believer in the rite of the restoration ot health by the use of what is termed "extreme unc tion." When a reporter called on him and asked him if it was true thathehimseif was an example of the belief, he said: "Yes, sir. The circumstances are theso. I had a long fit of sickness and was reduced to such an extremity that my recovery was not expected. You can imagine my feel ings at beiug slowly unfitted to preach the Wbrd of the Lord and how I most have felt at being dopendent upon friends. After being under the care of the highest physic ians in this country for years, I went to Europe, and there was treated by the beat physicians of the age; Dr. Jenner, the Queen's physician; Prince Arthur's physic ian, and others of well-known fame. They all gave' me up, and at last finding two presbyters who were of suffi cient faitb, I had them pray for me, believing, and anointing me with the oil. From that time on a new treat ment was opened to me, daily my recovery was more certain. 1 do not mean that my recovery was immediate, or that it happen ed in a short time either, but it took me six months, and at that time I was back in my pulpit preaching again the Word of God. Now the onlv reason that such a Gractice can be called 'extreme unction,' because of the fact that it is not until the last resort that it is to be used. I do not think that we are to depart from the practice of using the remedies of a doctor in nearly all cases, but those complicated cases, which defy all skilled treatment, which grow constantly worse and worse, I think should be treated as I was treated." HOIftT flIMERY. The .1IlflRl*Hl|>pl Overflowing Hi Banks ami Doing Ureal Damage. Memphis, Tenn., March 7.?Specials from Helena say: The crisis has been reached here, though it can bo scarcely said to have passed. A heavy wind last night and throughout the day seriously threatened the devastation of our levee front, while the new levee at Williamson's, three miles below, has momentarily been expected te give way. A moro hopeful feeling was manifested this eveniug. Scarce an inch rise was noted in the part twenty four hours, and only two in ches rise wrs reported in tno St. Francis. At Madison the Iron Mountain A 8oothern Railroad is putting forth strenuous efforts, and our people are fortifying against the worse. ((Trains are bringing dirt from the high lands by the down car loads and everything that is practicable is being done to save the city from the impending cala mity, and success is assured unless the wind should increase. The steamer James Lee arrived this afternoon from Frair's Point, bringing two hundred negroes from off the submerged farms. Her officer* report all the country between Memphis and Helena Ark., un der water, saving where strips of the levee vet remain. Austin, Mississippi, is overflowed with water to a depth of several feet, and rushes through the town. The new levee at Delta broke Monday, which will cause serious damage to many farms. The rapid rise in the St. Francis river caused great loss to lumber men, as thousands of logs were swept away by the swift current. Much suffering exists among the inhabi tants in the sunken lands, and their isolat ed position makes it almost impossible to aflord them any relief. A Complicated Charge. Cleveland, March 7.?A Massillon, 0., special says: The coroner's verdict in the case of Hunter, whose mangled body was found in a water tank, charges Hunter's wife and her paramour, their daughter and iier father with the murder, FfiEE TRADE FANCIES. LIFE IN " MERAIE" ENGLAND. Cobdta'i Theories?A Tola of Safferlai tad Dii tr?M Uafoldad tbat Oagkt to Harrow np tfaa Harrow liuyla'i Boat*?Irrlaad a Laid Of Flaitr, aad America a Faradlie. Darlington tad Stockton (Eng.) Tlmw, Feb. 17. Yesterday the Skerne Works, Albert Hill, again ceased to work. Last week a number of furnaces were started, but already the work in hand has been got through, and the bulk of the men engaged as laborers there are practically destitute. That large employers like these have a weighty responsibility no one will deny. It does seem, too, that in cases like the present if they have a little work, it would be more advisable to give each of the men a turn, instead of keeping one lot engaged aud others idle. None butthose who have been brought face to face with the extreme poverty of scores of willing workers are in a position to rightly estimate the condition of things brought about by this cessation of work. Not only at Albert Hill?where there are streets *of starving families?but in most of the other parts of the town numerous palates are becoming strange to the taste of bread. Of course, in times like the present when some sudden change forces large numbers of persons into the ranks of starving, to distinguish between the deserving and the undeserving, be comes a most difficult and anxious task. CHABITY IK ALL TUING8. But when a famine-stricken wretch sinks helpless and starving on our door step, we should not tax him with his misdeeds in prosperous dayB. If in relieving we seize the opportunity to teach him a better way for the future, wo should not do it in the brutal fashion which is favored by one of our much vaunted charity dispensing officers. The pressures on the sources of relief is just now very great There is a large increase in the applications to the relieving Officer and to the Charity Orga nidation Society, and the impotency of those sources to adequately deal with the extreme distress is shown by the army of beggars which has suddenly sprung up. Special arrangements were made uy the society to meet thg cases of the men who have lost their employment at the Skerne Works. Private charity has been very plentiful, and a special fund has been collected for the purpose of granting bread to the most necessitous cases caused bythisstoppage. Unfortunately, however, so many men, ironworkers' laborers, thrown out of employment, causes competition in and a deficiency of other kinds of work. And jobs, which at one time were left for the snapper up of unconsidered trifles, are now eagerly sought after by a dozen of eager bread winners, whose famished chil dren spur them to continued effort WIDESPREAD SUFFERING. Thus among every branch of unskilled laborers there is widespread and deplorable suffering. It should be remembered that for many months before the actual stop page there was no regular work for the men. They earned perhaps 18s in a good week, more often considerably below that sum; and when the work was really lost the only intermediary between the 18s a week struggle and absolute destitution, was that offered by a sale of their homes. Then came a rich harvest for the pawn brokers, the second-hand clothes dealers, the furniture brokers, and, finally, the rag man. First went little articles of luxury, then home comforts; then clothes, utensils, furniture, and bed, leaving a miserable home of four bare walls and a three-legged stool. Those who have preserved their bed and table are fortunate. The writer will conduct any one who is charitably curious to see a dozen homes of British workmen, within a stone's throw of the Town Hall, where bare floors and walls, and a heap of straw in one corner constitute the owner's stock of worldly goods. Nay, there aro cases where the children have been stripped of their clothing, and because everything pawnable is gone, the wretched garments have been sold for rags. And the crusts of bread, dry and unpalatable, which they have bought have served for the family meal. Dozens of other children, who, by rare good fortune, happening to be Cath olics, have still their clothes left, and are glad to escape from the dreary home to the school to which thev go breakfastlecs and faint The kindly SiBters of Mercy, whose name is received with pious expressions of gratitude wherever the poor do congregate, have a daily task in feeding the little starv ing scholars who attend the catholic School. These ladies have done and are doing much ; good in the town, by relieving the distress: and tending the sick. A MOVING TALE OK WOK AND WANT. Yesterday we determined to make a personal inspection of the condition of the men whose cases appear to call for relief. We sought not so much those who were destitute, for almost all the wretched ten ements penetrated by us were destitute, but those whose claims to the category "deserving" were sufficient One descrip tion applies to all these rooms, but no pen, however graphic, could convey the desola tion of the hovels which so many of our townsmen cling to for shelter, and strive eo hard to preserve from the contaminating influences of pauperism. In one corner, then, is some straw, rolled not untidily up in a thin piece of canvas. On one side of the fire grate is a low stool, on which sit the pinched, pale, hungry children. A brick, a box or a basket is the seat placed on the other side of the hearth, on which crouches the haggard mother. There is no kettle nor pan. Such conveniences are long Bince gone; but instead old preserved meat or biscuit tins are used. In the cupboard, into which we presumptuously pry, are one or two pots, but not a vestige of food, neither a crust nor a bone. A bowl, in which to bake or wash, is the only other utensil worth the name. The walls are bare; the floor is washed in preference to being swept, because, maybe, the brush has long since been converted into food. The clothes of the occupants bang loosely about them, showing that they wear no underclothing. In spite of all, however, the people are mostly very clean, and some are cheerful. ACTUALLY HAD A BED. Amongst the score or so of bouses, or rather rooms, which formed the dwellings of these people, there was but one in which there was a bed. This place was quite luxurious in comparison with the rest The tenant actually had a bed (with very little bedding) and a table. Next to him in comfort was the house of a young iron worker living across the way. The bed had gone but the bedding remained, as did a stool and rickety table. We knew this man in his days of prosperity. It is some time ago now. He favored tall hats, and highly colored ties. His coat was well cut; and nis trousers were of the "bell bot toms" order. He was in fact a dandy. When he entered into the bonds of matrimony his dandiacal hobbies were directed to house garnishing, and his home was modest but comfortable. But bad times came, and bis temperance, bis' honesty, his sterling working qualities, have not sufficed to keep the wolf irora the door, nor to prevent his three children and ailing wife from feeling the pangs of star vation, When we asked when they laat tasted meat, the couple looked puzzled, and we had to explain that we meant butchers meat. The bewilderment turned to laugh ter. Neither had tasted butchers' meat this year?and the woman is advanced in consumption! Still they will not apply for parish relief, and the Charity Organiza tion (which they now absolutely refuse to have anything to do with) would not, when asked, assist them. IIKARTLES8 TREATMENT AND POOR ADVICE. "Our first friend?he of the well-furnish ed room?was more successful with the So ciety, but he spoke bitterly of what he considered the unnecessarily brusque, and unsympathetic treatment he received. For instance, on the first application he was askedj "Why do you come here, there are many woree off than you." As he had lived on begging for a month, and his chil dren were gradually sinking before his eyes, it was a revelation that othere were worse off. He did not know it, and that waa why he had come there, lie was also recommended to go on a tramp for work, and when he ex plained that he waa unfit to do so, ho was told that many men walked 50 miles a day in search of work. We pushed our way into a third room, in which on tho straw, a man was laid fast asleep. He had the first half-day's work for a week, bat tho wages had not been paid, and he slept instead of supping, his children hungering at school, and his wife begging for a bite of something to eat. Another individual had sang, unmusical enough no doubt, through every street in the West End, and had earned for the day's food for himself and five children the munificent sum of 2jd.! A PITIFUL CASE. Stumblingup a flight of stone, but broken steps, we entered another room, the only furniture of which was a box lid made into a table, and the usual bundle of straw. The poor creature who lives here is young (about 30), good looking and "interesting." 8he has five young children, the father be ing on tramp in search of work, and though without a bite in the house until the society sent something along that day, she refused to seek parish relief. Much suffering is wearing lines in her brow, and hunger is throwing over her comely country face his own pale cast. Starvation will be victor; we shall meet her again before the Guard ians, and shall perhaps also see her de sparing look when she is told to "come into the House." At present she prods the cinder heaps for fuel, and knows not on each morning whero the first bite for hereelfand children is to come from. Across the way again there is anoth er woman. She is aged and a widow, with several children. Her rent is Is. Gd. per week. She also possesses the bundle of straw, as also four bricks which mako ad mirable chairs. In prosperous times she earns about 4s. per week, which has to suffice for rent (which on pain of expulsion must be paid), and food for herself and children. Yet she has applied for assist ance, and has been refused. We do not care to continue these illustrations. A POOR RELIEF SOCIETY. We can give a score of such; and many more where the particulars are still more sad. Not one case has been mentioned that we cannot prove to be in every sense of the word deserving. Yet all these bit terly complain of tho "Sociefy." One man said to us, "We are told when we apply tlwt the Organization Society is not for us; but lor those who have helped to make the town what it is." This is the prevailing impression which is corroborated on the authority of policemen (who are certainly not by any means soft hearted), and persons who know more about the starving wretches than anyone else, who confess that the aim of the So ciety, through their officer of course, seems more to drive people out of the town than succor them. Verily the many are made to suffer for the few. This much we feel bound to add. The existing channels of relief are insufficient; and unless some greater effort is made therfe will bo an in evitable ghastly ending to many of these our fellow mortals. l?or five weeks now the bulk of them have not had a full meal. A IIUKULAK'N UK I OF. Rcmnrknblo Story ol Annlo 9InnnlUK*M Mnrrlnue nud Dfvorcc. St. Louis, March 7.?The sequel to the married-to-a burglar romance, which was expected to develop in a short time by a marriage of William Savage's ex-wlfe, net Manning, to an Eastern gentleman in Omaha, may take a different form, as Wil liam Savago made his escape from the St. Louis workhouseto*day, and is beleived to be heading for Omaha. His escape was effected during the morning while the offi cers and guards were detailing the men to their respective labors. His career in Detroit between 1875 and 1878 recently came out in the Divorce Court of Omaha, whero a handsome and richly?attired young woman attracted unu Bual attention as the wile of one of the most notorious burglare in the West, and it was only the otber day that she was granted an obsolute divorce trom Savage. The humil iation which this notoriety caused her was regarded by her family and friends as sufficient punishment for the thoughtless street flirtation in Detroit which brought about her acquaintance with the prisoner. They were secretly married not long after ward in 1874, and she never lived yfitli him, as three days later Savage was arrested and his record made known to her. When it was learned this Miss Annie Manning, daughter of a respectable and well-to do family, was his wife, the matter was somehow kept quiet by the girl's family. By some unknown means the prisoner got hold of a St. Louis newspaper containing an account of Miss Manning's divorce ana her intention to marry again. He Bwore that he would get even with her as soon as he got out, claiming that her recent con duct was a breach of faith, as she was fully as bad as he, and that their marriage in Detroit was not a secret affair. She was, moreover, fully, cognisant of hie antece dents, ana even assisted him in his work. To put it in his own words; "I am going to work her and her new man for all they are worth, and the first place I'll strike for whon I get out of here will be Omaha," A DrnDken Mnllirr'N Fronsy. Naw Yoitic, March 7.?Mrs. Nellie Mar tinez, who llvee on I'earsall avenue, Jersey Oily, waa found intoxicated on tfae street by Police Captain McKaig. The officer decided to take her into custody, knowing that the woman when under the influence of liquor is like a maniac. As the officer seised her she caught hold of the hand of her five year old daughter, who waa with her and attempted to bite the child's Sogers off. The officer had to choke the woman before she oould be made to relinquish her bold with her teeth on the little one's band. The Igirl's fingers wero so badly lacerated that a physician waa called to dress the hurls. The mother, when ar ranged before Justice Stilslng, was held. She will probably be sent to an inebriate asylum. She la a loving wifo and mother when not In liquor. Dauvjut, Wis., Sept. 24, 1878. Gasm?I have taken not quite one bottle of the Hop Bitters. I was a feeble old man of 78 when 1 got It. TcwUy I am u active and feel ai well as I did at S3. I see a great many that need inch a medicine. D. borca, TTbuw END OF A DESPERADO. A TERROR OF THE OIL COUNTRY After Iiif fferloia Eacoaaten, which woald have Ctnietl the Death of Ordinary lea, U Killed bj a Dove or Chlororona-Ewapadee or the Maa? Wild Bide with the Corpee. ; Bkaukokd, Pa., March 7.?The terror of the oil regions is dead. His name was George Coyle. For years he had been one of the most noted desperadoes of the oil country. Everybody knew him or knew of him. He had been in many a struggle and more than once received injuries which would have killed ordinary men. But Coyle was a giant of strength and revolvers and other deadly weapons had no terrors for him. He was always to be lound in the frontier towns, where lawlessness runs riot, with no legal hand to stop it. In such places be could do as tie pleased. He was afraid of no one, delighted in fierce struggles and was the hero of many a hard-fought fight. Every one supposed that his death would bo a violent one. But this was not to be. One week ago yesterday he submitted to a simple operation under a doctor's hands. Hetbsi (iven chloroform ami the chloro form killed him. COVLS'8 LAST FIGHT. Forest City, where Coyle met bis death, is the name of a new oil town. It is in the forks of a road, one branch of which runs to Keno and the other to the old Shannon well. No officer of the law bothers Forest City. There is no local government. It is simply a wild, oil country village. One of the best known characters of Forest City bears the name of Bill Green. He lives in a tent and runs a bar. On Saturday night one week ago a rough entered the tent and demanded liquor. He was refused. Tho ?rough immediately hunted up Coyle, and tho pair started for tho tent with the inten tion of tearing it out. But they didn't suc ceed. The proprietor whipped out a re volver and began to shoot. The bullets whined by harmlessly until finally a leaden pellet struck Coyle in the ankle. It was a painful wound, but not at all dangerous. This ended the shooting. Coyle limped away and nothing more was heard of tear ing out the tent that night. There was not a physician in the place. Messages were sent around to different oil towns, but none seemed to care to come to the relief of the desperado until at last Dr. Prvor. of Gar field, consented to attend the wounded man. A PREMONITION' OF DEATH. The next day w?s Sunday. About 1 o'clock in the afternoon Coyle hobbled out from his lodgings. He entered Boyle's eating house, assisted .by a roughly con structed crutch, and asked the proprietor for some letter paper. Then ho proceeded to address a letter to his mother. In it he stated that he had been painfully wound ed, in a manner which he thought wnld 10UU8O hifl death. He said to his mother that he was about to undergo an of eration which he thought would cost his l ie and that probably before the letter reached her he would be dead. He was perfectly cool and collected and showed no Bign whatever of fear. Before he had finished his letter Dr. Pryor came in. The desperado turned from his writing to meet his death. The doctor looked at the wounded ankle and wanted to probe for <he ball. "Can't you give me chloroform ? asked ^The doctor said ho could, but hardly thought it was necessary. Coyle insisted, lie didn't want to bear the pain of the '""Have you ever been troubled'with . heart disease'.'" asked the doctor. "No, said Coyle, and the doctor hesita ted no longer, lie had only inhaled a breath or more of chloroform when ho showed siens of dying. He gave a gasp er two and closed his eyes in death. Efforts 1 were made to restore him. but they were i ol no avail. The desperado was dead. | liBARINQ TUB BODY TO T1I1C GRAVIS. When the news of Coyle's death bad spread the man's friends got together and took up a collection. They raised thirty dollars to give him a respectable burial. A rough box was made, the exterior cov ered with black alpaca, and two men wero hired to take the body, after being laid in this "casket," to lower blieffiola. The parties employed to perforin these last sad rites were slightly intoxicated when thoy left ForeBt City, and by ancking at a bottle too frequently along the route they became *very drunk before they reached their destination. It is said that in going over a rough part of the road they upset and spilled out the corpse once or twice. They arrived atSbeOkild Monday evening, and wero denied admission to any of the houses with their charge and they left the corpse out doors In front of 'Squire Brace s place all night The ncxt moratag they buried Coyle in the Lower Sheffield Ceme tery. A day or two later Uenrv Coy e, a brother of George, arrived at Sheffidtffrom his homo in Canada. He started for Forest City alter the receipt of a telegram ui nouncing his brother's death. He is de scribed as a very gentlemanly person. Coyle's people live in Western Canada, about twelve hours' ride from Buffalo. TUB DKSI'BRADO'S CARIBR. The dead desperado baa led a lively Biroer. He waa known to oil men pre vious to the opening of the Bradford field always aa a "knocker," however. He took part in some eaoguinary quarrels in the lower oil countrv before he c.ime up to the northern field. 'On one occasion at a dance in Bordell he became involved in a free fight with a party. Tho quarrel became general. During tho melee Coyle's bead was cut open by a siove lid in hlflTinlago niat's hand and he waa left for dead on the floor of tho deserted ball room. But he waa not to die then. Later hp was Bet upon by an organized band In Coleville. lie was dogged from one hiding place to another and finally cornered. He waa most unmercifully punished; clubs, chairs and knives were used. The pounding and cutting he Buffered on that occasion could not have been endured by anv ordinary man. Thlsoccurred Auguat 4,1879. His puniahers at the time were alterwarda arrested and suffered the penal ties of the law. He made a record for himself at Cole Creek in its early days and last summer he Bpread terror among toe proprietors ol drinking places in Garfield ( and Farnsworth. Coyle was a man of powerful frame and wonderful enduring qualities. He abused himself physically and never took any Bort of care of himself. With professional training and attention to theniles of health he would have made a profesaional knocker, perhaps equal to any man now in the American prixe-ring. At least this Is what the oil men p.ay. Brnkemnit Killed. I Columbus, 0., March .7?The JournaTt Mount Vernon, Ohio, special Bays James Kelly, a brakoman on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, waa inslantlv killed this afternoon. His foot caught in a, rail and before ho could extricate it the engine backed over him, crushing him to an un recognisable mass. Thom needing Furniture, Carpets, Ac., this spring willsava money by calling at Zlnk ? Morehead's during their closing out side this month. Goods must be sola by April lit