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:'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
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.
?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.
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.
"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
"You have no right to use the Court as
an illustration," interrupted Judge Wylie,
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.
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
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
M a rat Halaiead on (tie HIilikM of (be
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.
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
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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

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