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VOLUME XXXI.-NUMBEB 169,
WHEELING, WEST VA., FlilPAY MORNING. MARCH 9, 1883 TA1LISHED AUGUST 24. 1852 Mukiow persons having stolea vital portions of the machinery of the Iktilli otsanprete may cause delay in the de jrery of this edition in the city and by jjiil, and if so our subscribers will bear vitb iu for thin day. The Forty seventh .Cougress haa been ifcowd of an infernal hatred of the Mon golian intruder. Yet we find joes-sticks cocipicioufly displayed on the free liat! The new postal n*te will be issued for urns l?? th?D five dollars, payable to1 i**rer, at a cost of three cents a piece. Xbt?e nous are going to be very handy | tilings to have around. j JIb Ra.nimll will kindly consider his; prrtiJential chances gone. Ilia party haa ?1 stomach for protection or protectionists. Patterson, who may be said to be in i jower, reads Randall clear out. I Govebsok liiTLKK is a candidate for the I Prteideacy. llo has also made himself niDV friends in the prisons of Maasachu-1 Ktta Vet his advisers do not )seem to' hive thought of a convention of convicts for MM. _____________ I A DctTOK of Paterson, New Jersey, says tbit a man of that place broke his own Ifg by the mere power of his own muscles. Presently we shall hear of men swallow iog themselves in tne mere wantonness of gluttony. The witness who wants to have a thor oughly good time in Judge Wylie's ought to take along his check book. And by the way it is a wonder that Bel ford didn't embitter the Court by paying his doe in his pampered silver dollars. St.Claiksvillk has its own little extra dition rase on hand. It is not so big as .New York's Sheridan case, but sho has this advuutage over the powerful British empire, that Belmont county has her men. The case raises some very interesting questions of international law. Now we seem to catch the idea. In the matter of medium and high-priced cigars the tax reduction will not be perceptible to the naked eye of the smoker?he will get a better article. But it the tax had 1m increased, instead of being decreased, fifty per cent, the consumer would have got the whole of it. From this it appears that the Wheeling stogie alone is square and fair. The old favorite is coming down | to a cent a head. We leg to suggest to thiT esteemed Courur Journal that Keutucky would bet teruo slow in the matter ol educating the ma*. A quarter ol a million ?' P?Pl? ,l,o can't read, 100,000 white children who don't go to school?sweep away those nasi condition., and what become, ol the ltiarboo majority in Old Kaintuck 7 Be ? ter not meddle with the bridge that carrlee you over so safely. Brother Watterson. Judos Kustusos strikes the Republican preaa just the man lor President pro tm ol the Senate. Souio of tho Democratic papers say that il there must bo a Republi can in that placeamanol Edmunds brains audtquare-toed honesty Btrikes them bard. While all this is going on there are very pointed suggestions with respect to Edmunds in 1881. There Is time enough to do the best tiling-whatever that may be?but il the choice ol the party and the country should lall on Edmunds there would he lio cause lor tears. 1.KT us see ho* consistent are the free trade Democratic revenue reformers. (1) They have always held, and do now hold, thai atari IT lor protection enhances tie price to consumers ol manufactured articles -?Jut it prevents the poor man Irom buy ing in the cheapest market. II this means | anything il means that under a lower tan" j or' 110 tariff American consumers would buy more lorelgu manufactures. t-J a j they have iusistcd on a lower tariff lor the sake ol reducing an excessive revenue and i lightening tho people's burdens. They' complain ol the revised tariff because it Is no. low enough to bring about as great a reduction as they desire. II propoeiton So I be right, what becomes ol proposition So.2? lfcousuuiers make a rush lor im ported goods won't that rush up the rev times? - Quinine manufacturers claim their in tatty is dead In this country. Not content villi putting quinine on the tree list, tincbonidia, tho cheaper cinchona pro tact, goes there too under the new law. With a lair duty on cinchonidla manu facturers continued to make quinine in reduced quantities, striking an average between the two. But there is nothing lelt to averago on now. The cry ol the snmp demagogue Iiub been hear , lud il American chemists tell the truth, loreign manufacturers will get the tnde. The aguo-smitten sons ol Irenlom will be fortunate if they get their quinine and cinchonidla for less money. In the event of war we should be ?tailed as tho South was during the rebellion, when men braved hardship an danger lor a little quinine for their fami* lien. - Ik the prmmt prices ol English steel rails hold alter the new tariff goes into effbet it U not likely that the English manufac tory will command the American market Kojilinh steel rails are now quoted at ?5 on board, duty, freight and other Charges added would bring them to $15 on this side. American rails are now bringing from $40 to $42. Orders have been taken during tho winter as low as $38, J but manufacturers claim that tbey cost 1 more to produce. If English rails go lower, manufacturers say they "will come to other and devise some plan, by reducing wages or otherwise," to meet them. It is to be hoped that they will be able to get abng ou the "otherwise" plan. But here we hove the danger which always confronts us wh*n we are brought in competition I with foreign macufactnree, that is to say, with foreign labor. The chief element In 1h? product being U^ri ^bor feels the competition. FROM THE CAPITAL. NATIONAL NOTES OF INTEREST. Doriejr eaja that Reerdell la in Uaeoaeeloaable Liar, aid that he Nerer Played Pakar with Kx? CongreiiHun Brlford-Tha Colorado CoafrauBaoSllchtlj Yladleated. Washington, March 8.?Senator Doraey furnishes for pablication the following card. To the Associated Prese "I am in formed that you sent to the country the villainous falsehood that appeared in the Star to-night as the statement of Reerdell. The Associated Press being supreme in its sphere 1 am forced to appeal to it and ask that what I say may be placed beside what the perjurer says. I never saw Belford on tho cars; I never played a game of cards in his presence anywhere or at any time; I never gave him a check of any kind whatsoever for any purpose ia the world; I never met him in my life except in Washington or in Denver and then only socially. Reerdell says I was here in Octo ber, in 1879, and that bespoke to me about the check. I was not here on any day after the 11th of July, 1879, until about August, 1880, and in the meantime 1 had not seen Reerdell. This story is one that flows from the mouth of a self-admitted perjurer and thief. Reer dell never kept n book for me; never wroto a line in a book for me; never made a charge for me: never had a check book of mine, unless he stole it. No check, no stub of a c&eck; no entry of any name or character ever existed upon which to base this infamous libel Reerdeirs statement is the natural outgrowth of the usual infamy of transmitted power, and he fairly represents it [Signed.] S. W. Dobsey. BBLFOBO COBRORORATEH. Judge Belford in conversation to-night fully confirmed all that ex-Senatoi Doraey states above concerning the check story. He said he never rede a foot on jany railroad in company with Doraey, never played a game of poker with him in his life ana never saw the check described by Reerdell. The whole story was entirely false from beginning to end. he said, in so far as his name was connected with it. KElFEk'a I'KOFAAirY. ? Direct Charge Mnde Aciilnnt (be Ex N|)?nher of (be Home. Wasiiinoton, D. C., March 8 ?General Boynton, the Chairman oi tne Committee on Correspondents having charge of the newspaper galleries of the two house of Congress subject to the control of the pre siding officers, will to-morrow publish a statement reviewing the defense made by ex-Speaker Keifer in the matter of the reso lutions of the correspondents censuring his conduct toward the press on tho last night of the session. General Boynton quotes Mr. Keifer's answer to the charge that he employed violent, insulting and blasphem 0U8 language to a protesting journalist.* "The coarse, vulgar and profane language which is attributed to me has, of course, no foundation in fact. No such language was ever used by me and during the lime the gallei y was occupied by the ladies no mem ber of the press saw me on the Bubject. I never thought of using such language and never did use it toward the press." "This," General Boynton writes, "is absolutely false. The coarse and profane language was used and more profusely, too, than was recited in the correspondents' resolution, although it was after the crowd had left the gallery and while correspondents were at* tempting to have it closed to outsiders dur ing the next forenoon. Again quoting: "These worse than foolish resolutions must have grown out of a high state of excitement, originating in the fact that these distinguished correspondents re garded themselves so much superior to the wives of members of Congress that they considered their dignity as very severely taxed by the unanimous action of the House of Representatives," he continues: '?The correspondents were working for the country. The newspaper presBeB of all the States were waiting for their work. A hard night of work in the interest of the whole reading public was before them, and the Speakur, whose special duty it was to pro tect them in the performance of this work, not only failed to discharge his duty, but apparently, in a spirit of petty spite, inter fered actively and with all the power of his offico to make it impossible to perform it, except under the greatest disadvantages. It is easily seen that the ex-Speaker's con duct was unworthy his# position as is the defense by which he now seeks to misrep resent oud conceal it." ?IttTfiR LoKEaZO'ft POKTCXE. A Nnu of Nineteen Years Leaves the Con* veal at Georgetown. M. C. Washington, March ti.?1The convent at Georgetown is agitated over the disappear ance of one of the nuns who was known among her companions as Sister Lorenzo. She was the daughter of a well-to-do citi zen of Reading, Pa., and about nineteen years ago, displeased at some real or fancied slight, left her home and entered the con vent as a cloister nun. Sister Lorenzo speedily became a (treat favorite among tue young lady students at the convent and for the past nineteen years has borne the reputation of being one of the best' loved and quietest inmates of the institu tion. A Pennsylvania Representative visited her a short time ago, in company with some lady acquaintances of Sister Lorenzo, and in the course of conversation the gen tleman addressed her by her proper name and asked if she was not tired of convent life. Hue blushed, hut made no reply, as she was accompanied by another nun, in conformity with the rules of the establish ment. A few days later she received notice that her parenis had died and that their estate, worth about $30,000, was at her dis posal. The news was apparently good news, for in a short time she left the convent Her absence was reported to the Superior, who informed the scholars of the affair, bat placed an injunction of secrecy upon them. Sister Lorenzo, before being admitted to the convent as a member of the 8isterhood, waa fond of drees. TIuj news from Reading, as related here, ii that she has resumed her family name and is a reigning belle and a prospective wife. Several unsuccessful at tempts have been made to induce her to return to her cloister duties. CHEAP POHTA0*. The Department's Circular on the Pro* poiietl Two-Cent Act. Washington, March 8.?The Postoffice Department will soon issue a circular, in view of the reduction of letter postage, which take* effect October 1st, calling the attention of postmastere and the public generally to the fact and admonishing the former to cut down the stock of stamps kept on hand. No steps have yet been taken toward the issuing of a new stamp other than to decide that the bead of Washington, which now ornaments the 1 three cent stomp, will be printed upon the new two cent issues. The polor and de sign of the stamp have not yet been deter mined, but will be ere long so that in the intervening si* months everything may be 1 made ready for the change, In the depart ment it if generally believed th?t * design timilar to th&new five cent issue, or "Gar* field stamp," will be chosen. General Hazen, Third Assistant Postmaster General says there will be "no five cent niekle busi ness" about it The design will not be approved until is carefully considered and criticised. TAX ON II4.Mi CAPITAL. la It or In II Not fo He Paid for the Six Montlia Now Current. Wasiiinoton, March 8.?There is much uncertainty in the minds of Treasury offi cials regarding the date upon which taxes on capital and deposits in banks cease to be due and payable under the new repeal law. As the question will determine the pavment of about $3,000,000, it is of con siderable importance, and is possible the matter may have to be referred to the Attorney General for an opinion. The law was passed on March 3, on which day all taxes on capital and deposits of banks, bankers and National bankiug associations were *o be repealed. Numerous inquiries have been received since the passage of the bill from bankers in regard to this matter, by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasurer and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The Treasurer collects the taxts on National bank capital, rind deposits in January and July. The Commissioner of Internal Reve nue collects taxes of the same nature irom private banks and bankers in May and November. Tho taxes on both being re pealed, the same question arises in both classes of collection!). Commissioner Raum was asked to-day for his decision on the subject "I have not yet reached a conclusion," said ho. "The matter involves so much money that I will not so so far as to express an opin ion now. I have consulted to-day with the Comptroller and Treasurer, but we have determined nothing, and I believe the whole subject will have to be referred to the Attorney General." Comptroller Knox, when interrogated, replied: "The law repeals the tax on bank capital and deposits, to take effect March 3. Admitting that the taxes are due up to that date, the amount due cannot be col lected under the law until next July. I doubt whether we can collect the taxes in July which were repealed in March. They were not due and payable in March, but were due and payable in January, and this, in my opinion, is the meaning uf the law." There is a difference of opinion in the Department, however, and Secretary Folger or the Attorney General will have to decide. Treasurer Gilfillan would leave the matter for the Secretary's judg ment Secretary Folger said he had not yet ex amined the matter, and would not rive an opinion until it came before him officially. First Comptroller Lawrence said: " While I have not carefully examined the ques tion, and will not give an opinion on a sub ject which may come before my office, it seemBto me that the act is one for relief, and must be liberally construed. The statute gives to the government tne power to collect the taxes due and payable at the end of each six months. No taxes are due and payable on March 3, and it is doubtful if any can be collected." A NaiMpniior l.lbd Nail. Washington, 1). 0., March 8.?The Rev. Mr. Hicks, Guiteau's spiritual adviser, sued the Graphic Company ol New York for libel, in paving published a statement that he had demanded $2,OOOfrom the Govern ment for Guiteaa's skeleton. Suit was brought in this District, and the notice was served on the newspaper's correspondent Counsel for the company filed an answer to-day denying the jurisdiction of the court on the ground that the company is a corporation established elsewhere and not doing business in this District It is said that this question has never been deter mined in tills District with reference to a civil suit for libel, although it ho# been de termined in a criminal suit of this kind. The question excites some interest on that account, because it is said that a decision in favor of the plaintiff might tend to es tablish the doctrine that a newspaper pub lished in any part of the country can be sued here by serving a summons npon its correspondent stationed here and be brought here to answer. I'BOH AH OHIO NTAAt'DPOINT. Wbnl in Expected of the JBnckeje Slate, Harul llnlnlend'H View*. Cincinnati, March 8.?Murat Halstead, of the Commercial-Gazette, writes to hia pa per as follows: "It may be safely said that the impression prevails among the* more intelligent politicians, who appear here from all parts of the country, that tho pas sage of the Tariff Bill witu internal reve nue attachments, the reduction of postage to two cents per letter, the death of the River and Harbor Bill, and the law that will give us a cheap postal-order system, taken along with the fact that the Executive Administration has not been embarrassing its friends, improves the position of the Republican party. , One may say that all eyes are turned now upon Ohio, with even a more scru tinizing gaze than they were once upon a time directed upon Delaware. The fact is as clearly comprehonded here, perhaps even more clearly, than at home, that the first skirmish of the next Presidential cam paign will be the municipal elections soon to be held in .Cincinnati*and other Ohio towns. There is.no question at all algrnt it, that the result of our spring elections depends upon the action that may betaken by the Ohio Legislature. Everybody knows it, with perhaps the exception of a few of the Legislators themselves. Now that Congress lias adjourned, those who are seeking to discover the shadows cast before events, look to Columbus instead of to Washington. The more the problem is studied tho more positive becomes the impression of all competent observers of the insufficiency of the mere policy of submitting a num ber of constitutional amendments. It does not matter whether there is one or a dozen of theso amendments, and though they may be good, bad or indifferent, they will not seriously affect the political elements of the State. The tax law is the thing. It is the tax ation of the liquor traffic, with reference to the production of revenue, with a dis tinction between those who sell beer only, and those who sell both beer and spirits, that is required. One would think this a matter easily manageable, and the news from our State Capital is arousing lively expectations that something of the salutary nature I have described, may be speedily dons, We should have it before the spring elections. "If to the substantial good work with which Congress, though guilty of many sins, both of omission and commission, closed its labor, could be added a good work such ss I have defined, by tho Gen eral ABsaembly of Ohio, the Republicans of the several cities of the Slate last spring, can regain them; and if they do, the con fidence of our Democratic friends, recently manifested in so many ways, that the future belongs to them, would bo seriously disturbed. If Governor Foster, General Voyes apd other distinguished citizens will pool thei; issues they can work out the desired consummation," Tbf liver Railroad. Special DUpatch to tho lntclllgcncer. PABKMtantJBO, March a.?The awarding of the contract for the River Railroads was postponed to-day until Friday, when the Directors meet in Cincinnati, 8enator Camden and party went down the river to day to be present at the meeting of the Pirecttrc* CAMERON'S CAMPAIGN IN THE VIRGINIA OYSTER BEDS. Tit Effiet of tie Wtr-A Ducrlptloi of Ctrter'e Creci, It* Ojetere Md IU People?ProUetloi j Agilmt tie Firtte*?CepUl*Tirier'e E?; capc-A Joie on tie Dredger*. Caktkk's Crebk, Lancaster Co., Va., March 8.?'That the great campaign of Governor Cameron against the oyster pirates who have infested our waters has ended with so little substantial benefit to the people of this section of the State, who were the greatest sufferers by their depre dations, is a matter of great surprise as well as regret The unanimity of feeling among all who live in the neighborhood of the Chesapeake Bav is in no way remark able when the fact is considered that ninety-live per cent of the population sub hint entirely upon the tralllc in the luscious bivalve. All aro loud in theirdenuueiation of the dredgers who steal from grounds set apart for tougmen, and it is doubtful if a jury could bu found in this or any of the tide-water counties which would not at once convict any dredger brought before it. Carter's Creek is located upon a branch of the Kippahannock River which puts in on its northern shore, about twelve miles Irom its mouth. The settlement con sists of about two huudred houses, inhab ited by between live and six hundred people. Nearly every house has a water frontage, and, with .the exception of the shoemaker, the blacksmith and the car penter, every man, white or black, is engaged in what is termed "oystering." They are ull, or nearly all, tongmen, and those having a water frontage have the exclusive right to plant and take oysters in front of their own residences. All these grounds are not, however, reserved, and any one, whether he owns or hires a house, or merely boards with" some housekeeper, can, if he is the happy possessor of a canoe, use his tongs anywhere except upon reserved grounds without fear of molesta tion, or even complaint. The residents of this settlement are contented with their lives of continual toil, and from a peaceful, happy community. The men aro industri ous and sober and the women vir'.uous and fair, aud have only the happiness and com fort of their husbands, fathers and brothers in view. They have a couple of non sectariau churches, a chapel and two school houses within easy distance. They subscribe liberally to BaltimorA weekly papers. They have a Good Templar lodge of over 100 members, a debating society, a number of amateur musicians and only one bar-room. The proprietor of the principal country store is the postmaster, and he is the only oillcial in the city. There are no consta bles, no magistrates aud no lawyers. There is no intemperance, no crime, no vagrancy, no poverty and no idleness. The propor tion of colored people in the population is small, and they are thrifty, many of them owning canoes, and others working on shares for others. There is an oystor house which affords a prompt market for all oysters taken, ana a fish factory, where menhaden ia ground iuto fertilizer during the entire summer, and which gives em ployment to a large number of peonle during the season. Thero is no regular hotel in Carter's Creek settlement, but mine host John Hume is willing to accomodate a few guests, to whose comfort iiis wife attends, while he, with his canoe is busy day after day picking up the oyster from the bed of the river. Down the north bank of the Rappahanuock, two or three miles from where Carter's creek empties iuto the main stream, is a wharf known as River View. There are but one or two houses here, but from the bluff back of the shore on a clear day one can have a view way out on the bay. Across the Rap pahannock, on the southern shore, is Deep Creek, a similar settlement, or rather steamboat station; and eight or nine miles further east on tho northern bank, just at the mouth of the river, ia Wilson's wharf, tho first landing of the Weems line of steamers, and commanding a view of the Chesapeake Bay which iB unexcelled any where. Here, at the entrance to the Rap pahannock, where peace prevails?where scarcely a diversity of political opinion exists?is A SIX-POUNDER BRONZE CANNON, mounted on the blufl as a defcnce for the river against the entrance of any dredgers. Across the river, on Stiner's point, is a similar piece of ordinance, and on either sido are fifty breach loading rifles of ap proved pattern, to be placed in the hands of the first fifty men who reach the spot in case of a threatened invasion of their rights. The men who are detailed by common consent to man these guns, re ceive no remuneration, and, while they are oystermen, are willing at any time to drop their tongs and hasten to the defence of their waters from the depredations of dredgers, whom they term "oyster pirates." A couple of years ago, before the Stato placed these cannon in their present posi tion and before the rifles for the defence of the river was furnished, the residents of this section of the country were astounded on one occasion to sco a dredging schooner enter tho river, make for the private beds, throw out her dredges and tack every time bringing aboard bushels of planted oysters. Their indignation was naturally unbounded, and in answer to an alarm quickly given, hundreds of citizens gather ed on both banks of the river, and, with antiquated rifles, modern shotKuns, revol vers and old fashioned duelling pistols, be gan a fusilade upon the intruder. Many, if not all, the shots fell short, but the pirate crew deliberately returned them?fortu nately, with no more fatal effect. The steady firing of the Virginians compelled the vessel to beat a hasty retreat?not, however, until tho crew had secured sev eral hundred bushels of ousters. This in cident excited the authorities of the State to such an extent that they supplied Lan caster and Middlesex counties with such artillery arms aud ammunition as was deemeu necessary to defend the mouth of the river. Since then no dredger has had the hardihood to venture up the Rappa hannock, and tho people are free from their inroads. You who only know the ovster as to its quality or possibly its quantity, cannot naturally comprehend why its growth, its history and its natural surroundings are of bo much importance to others. The canoe in which the tongman leaves bis house daily is a craft narrow in the extreme, its model is strictly that of the Indian, and the only improvement made since the aborigtnes cut their vessels from logs or constructed them from bark has not Been an improvement in shape. The vessels are long and narrow, they van* in size and they vary in the number of sails they catry. They appear to be that kind ot a craft which a puff of wind would capsize, but yet the accomplished mariners who man them are seldom if ever shipwrecked. Somo are large and some are small, but the same proportion exist in every one, and no oyBterman is afraid that any gale of wind will upset his canoe. Tho sail or sails they carry are what are known as "leg-of mut ton" sails, and while the captain of a big two-masted schooner will reel his sails ana take the bonnet off his jib. these oyster men will crowd all the sail they possess upon their little craft and weather almost any storm. TUB CHILDREN* OP THESE MBS* havo tiny canoes and tiny tongs for toys, and they sail their crafts in puddlesT"wbilo they use their tiny tongs for imaginary tiny oysters. Carter's Greek has long been BQtttL lor the largest and finest oysters which go to the market, and the general impression baa not been wrong. About hero an oyster which is not four or five inches in length, by three or four in width, and correspondingly thick, is not consid ered lit for market, and all such as do not come up to the standard are saved as plants, with the expeptation tnat in a year or two they will reach the necessary site. These are carefully strewn upon the planters' grounds, and watcned and cared for until they arrive at such a sixe as to deserve the appellation of "Carter Creek." CAPTAIN TUUNBR's EXPERIENCES. Among the residents of this section of the State who were engaged in dredging is Mr. John Turner, captain and owner of the schooner Palo Alto, which was captured by Governor Cameron, and while the crew was conveyed to jail in Norfolk the captain escaped.' Ho has an unpretentious but comfortable residence on Carter's Creek, with a surrounding which is altogether homelike. Everybody in the neighbor hood expresses much sympathy with him. because, as they say, be is a native, and this is the only time ho ever violated the law. He is a good citizen, but if this is the only time he violated the law, a tongmau remarked to me, "Maybe it's the only time he was caught at it." He bus the sympathy of the whole community, and every one ap pears to rejoice that he escaped. 1 was told by more than one resident of Carter's Creek to watch for him in Baltimore,*to tell him that hiB family are well, and to as gist him as faros was in my power. This from men who, aside from their regard for Mr. Turner, were bitter opposers to dredgers, was an evidence to your corres pondent that he must be a good citizen, and accordingly he states these facts for his benefit. The one cause of complaint that the men most interested in the suppression of illegal dredging have to make against the State authorities is that THE OOVKKNOK's ACTION CAME TOO LATE. Illegal dredging, which has impoverished many tongmen, has this year been suc cessfully carried on since September last, and now, when the season is nearly over, when the steam and raw houses of Balti more and elsewhere are about to suspend operations, the Governor takes two or three military companies and gives them a brief picnic on the waters. He, they think, has done a good thing, but he has done it too late, and they state freely that in their opinion if Governor Cameron had started his excursion in tho fall of the year and it had produced the saino salutary effect which it did later in the season, ho would have accomplished much more than he has upon his spring picnic. It is well known that only tho stress of weather?a sort of forecast of Wiggins' prediction storm ?drove the Governor's fleet, of which the Virginia Peed was flagship, and Governor Cameron's Admiral into smooth waters. There is a very funny joke on the Governor in connection with his aquatic' war which maybe he does not know. The United States Government makes a custom certain times in the year of sending out steamers, revenue cutters, to watch suapected smugglers, and other steamers whose sole business is to attend to and watch the light house department; and again there are lighthouse supply vessels which cruise at certain intervals all around the Chesa peake Bay. Governor Cameron had but scarcely dismissed his private secretary, who held the basin into which his excel lency had deposited his previously eaten break fast, .as tho edge of Wiggins' gale struck his vessel on Saturday last, when ho concluded that important business at Richmond needed his attention, and the order "South half west" was quickly given the man at the helm. Norfolk was reached, aud, the walking being excellent, the Gov ernor dismissed his military staff and start ed for home. Meanwhile a revenue cutter, u lighthouse inspection boat and a supply steamer reached the ground wnicli the Virginia Admiral had but a few moments before left. The illicit dredgers had been watching the Virginia Peed, the fhgboat or the 6quadron, and, seeing her depart, were about to resume their illegal work, when the three United States boats hove in sight. "Great Scott!" cried an Eastern Shore dredger; "wo are cooked! Here are three more of 'em after us. I heerd this was a war but I didn't think they had such a navee. And quickly and quietly the different vessels of tho dredg ing fleet exchanged their private signals, aud lay innocently at anchor, just as if they wero forming a marine Sunday School, where only the interests of the tongmen and their children were concern ed. The steamers lav about in the neigh borhood of tho drcaging schooners for a day or two, and duriug their presence nothing illegal was attempted; and until the captains read this issue of the paper they will nevSr know that they were fright ened at a shadow. WHERE TIIK PIRATES COME FROM. The tongraen in the different rivers run ning out of the Chesapeake claim that the thieves who dredge over thoir planted beds are all from Now York, New Jersey, Maryland and elsewhere, and that few, if any of them, are Virginia dredgers. In this city they are right, to a certain extent Maryland has hundreds of vessels down the bay. and doubtless, many of them dredge in Virginia waters. Still, if these men will take into consideration the fact that every vessel captured was a Virginia boat, maybe they will change their opinion of the propensities of the dredgers ol their sister States. MOKE HOPEFUL. It Is Believed tbm tbe Levees Can Now be Maintained. Memphis, Te.vn., March 8.?A special to the Western Associated Press from Helena, Ark., says the river rose a scant i inch dur ing the past twelve hours. It is thought the levees can be held here now against possi ble emergencies, as they were maintained last night against an Hast gale that sent the water dashing over them. In many places the situation is still critical, however, and there will be no relaxing of vigilance, and will labor to make every thing compact and thoroughly secure below Helena. The country is all under water from five to fifteen feet. The back water from Hubbard Break is appearing in the lowfer end of the city, but will do no damage unless other breaks occur. There will be no overflow in Helena. Lan^ville river rose two inches last night. This in dicates the rise here will continue ?ome days. CLARKMCKIII I K FA It HON ED. Tbe Noted Denperado In Ike Last Blase* or Consumption. St. Louis, March S,?Governor Critten den bos pardoned Clarence Hite, a noted member ol the James gang, who pleaded guilty to train robbery in February, 1882, and was sentenced to twenty-five yearn imprisonment. Tbo pardon was issued on the recommendation ol the penitentiary Shysician and the Board of Inspectors. lite is in the last stages ol consumption. Since his incarceration be has been In the boepital two-thirds ol the time. He is weak and emaciated and rery nearly gono. Accompanied by his brother-in-law, ho baa started lor hla lather's borne in Logan county, Ky. There is speculation as to the effect Kite's pardon will have upon Frank James' prospects. It is believed that 11 he went on the wltneBS stand, or made a deposition, ho could send James to tbe penitentiary. Is the abunce o( tollable material!, or the time to praifera it, people ofier go without a drealng (or lalade Boy Dnikso'a and you will MTU trouble yourself to make another, THAT HURRICANE PREDICTED BY MR. WIGGINS. Tha Omlnom Prtlide Kxperltaccd ap li thaNorth Faint on Otirlag n Ziphyr?Kklppira pr* pirlif for tli? Flail Blew aid ITrack. Ottawa, Can., March 8.?As the time approaches for Wiggins' great storm the interest becomes more intense. Many timid persons are known to be prostrated with nervousness by the telegraphic re ports. Several persons who have become insane through fear in the United States visibly allected Wiggins, and se riously interfered with his ap petite to-day. He regrets the storm coming and almost wishes now he had not predicted it in the interest ofjscience.How ever, he felt it a duty he owed his fellow creatures. He promises early next week to publish to the world the theory on which he based his prognostications. The weather this evening is somewhat milder and the wind baa subsided. Wiggins regards this as the calm before the storm. Halifax, March 8.?The northern lights are bright to-night. Wiggins stated yester day these would preceed his storm. A local weather prophet, while predicting twenty-four hours of the present weather, would not be surprised at a blow Friday night with the new moon and high tides. Later.?Halifax, March 8.?Some wharf proprietors, fearing a fulfilment of Wiggins' prediction, have notified owners of goods they will not be responsible for their safety during the ensuing week. The property in stores and on some of the wharves is being removed. TttK TARIFF. A Dlvcraily or Opinion on (be Woolen Ncliednle. Nkw'"York, March 8.?There is a diver sity of opinion as to the effect that the new tariff schedule, which is to go into effect July 1, will have upon the woolen and worsted trade. Manufacturers and their agents regard the question from one stand point and importers and general dealere look at it from another stand point, but all of the members of the trade who were seen by reporters yesterday agree that if the set tlement of the tariff question by Congress does not stimulate the market it will at least give confidence and stability. Mr. David L. ?instein, President of the Somerset Manufacturing Company and President and Treasurer of the Raritan Woolen Mills, Nos. 14 and 10 White street, said he waa afraid that some of the provis ions of the new tariff list as applied to woolens would have a very injurious effect on a certain class of domeetic manufactur ers. Taking up a copy of the act as passed by Congress, Mr. Einstein said: "Here you will observo some remarkable reductions in imported goods. In the first place, woolen clothe, woolen aha wis, &c., which havo heretofore paid fifty cents per pound specific duty, are now reduced to 35 cents per pound specific with no change in the ad valorem duty. A great many specialties in domes tic wooleu manufactures will be very seri ously injured. Flannels, blankets, hats and other articles made of wool, valued at not to exceed 40 cents per pound, paid 20 cents per pound specific duty under the old tariff, but the new schedule will admit the same class of goods at the following re duced rates: Goods valued at not exceed ing 30 cents per pound, at 10 cents per pound specific duty; goods valued at more than 30 and not exceeding 40 cents per pound, at 12 cents per pound; goods valued at from 40 to 60 cents per pound, at 18 cents per pound, (it was form erly 30 cents per pound,) and goods valued at between 60 and 80 cents per pound, which under the old tariff paid a duty of 40 cenis, will hereafter pay but 24 cents per pound. Whv, sir, these reduc tions are enormous, and they will certainly have a damaging tffect on many impor tant branches of the demestic woolen in dustry. ? 1 presume that the operation of the new schedule will wipe out several of the manufacturers of cheap woolen blankets. This is a very large industry in this coun try, and manufacturers have been selling goods on close margin for years. They can not put tbeir prices down any lower and live, and yet Congress has opened the door to a foreign competition which simply means ruin to this class of home manufac turers." "In whose interests were these reductions made?" inquired the reporter. "Ob. I presume that the change was made in the interest of the large import* ers. who have been agitating the question of lower duties on all goods used by tbe poorer classes. The cry of giving the poor, man cheap blankets seems to have figured largely in this performance, and it remains to bo seen whether the 'poor man' will de rive any benefit So far as I have heard, the American woolen manufacturers were willing to accept a reduction of dutr on foreign manufactured goods, providing there was a corresponding reduction of the duty on raw material. In some respects the new schedule adopted by Congress will operate harmlessly in its effects upon the domestic woolen trade. In other respects the trade will be placed at a disadvantage. We can only await developments calmly and make the best of circumstances as they arise." ? FUREIIL OF CIIANti AO YOU. Interentlnr and Nolemn Bertlm In m 1'rofeitaut Episcopal t'tiurrti. Philadelphia, March 8.?Before the body of little Chang Ah Yon, the China man who died of an ugly wound on the head, was sent to New York last evening an inquest was held upon it and religious services celebrated over the bruised clay of the once inoffensive Celestial. The'in quest was very funny at times. The gems of wit flashed by the jurymen at tbe sedate Chinamen as they endeavored to describe the bloody deed even caused a smile to light up the sullen face of John Lyons, who struck tbe fatal blow, and afforded Samuel Brough and John B. Clark; his as sociates in the assault, much amuse ment The serio-comic proceeding over and tbe three men committed to take their trial, the bodv of Ah You was conveyed to the fashionable Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, at Fifteenth and Chestnut streets, where the services were very im pressive. It was half-past four o'clock when four Chinsmen bore the bore the body into the auditorium of the edifice. They placed tbe cofflns on the stands prepared for it and took their seats with the other Chinese mourners near by. Their grief was very touching, and few of the ladies present could look upon them with dry oyes. The coffin was of black walnut, and a cross bearing the namo of Ah You was placed upon it There was also a floral harp sur rounded by shamrocks. The body was neatly attired in a long brown blouse; Ah You's hands were clasped over bis breast and held a little bunch of immortelles. The hideous wound in the head was not visible. Ah You's queue was coiled about it in such a manner as to cover all traces of violence The face was greatly emaciated I and told of intense suffering, and tlio Chi namen present could not look toward it without fresh outbursts of grief. Dr. Sylee delivered the funeral address. He spolce in English first and afterward addressed some words of consolation to the Chinamen in their own tongue. He told of the Chinese idea of death. He said that every Chinaman has three spirits one goes with tlio body to the grave, an other abides in tire family chapel, where at every full moon prayers.are offered and in cense is burned to the dead. The third spirit returns to earth and lives again. After this address the Rev. James Saul made some closing remarks, and all was over. Those present passed around the casket, the lid was closed and the colliu was taken to the Broad street railroad sta tion for transmission to Evergreen Ceme tery in Brooklyn. The pagan Chinaman had had a Christian funeral. ? LIVELY "DEAD MARCH." Idlo?yner?*le* or luserftollliiin Illni* (rated Hi ?*u Imitator'* f'unerni. Bradford, Pa., March 8.?The funeral of F. 6. Stebbins, late editor of the Cuba (N. Y.) Patriot, was held the other day at Towanda, N. Y., and was attended by such novel leatures as to cause profound sonsa tion in the neighborhood wheie it occurred. 8tebbins was an unbeliever of the Inger soil stripe, and for many months has been slowly wasting away with consumption. A few weeks ago he addressed a farewell edi torial to his subscribers, in the columns of the Patriot, in which he spoke of his ap proaching dissolution with tlio utmost freedom, and the article attract ed widespread comment Prior to his death he extracted from his family promise that no minister, of whatever denomination, should he allowed to hold services of whatever kind over his remains. He was a member of the organ* ization known as the Knights of Honor, and desired that the services, both at the bouse and grave, should bo conducted by them. He further stipulated that tho Knights of Honorand the mourners, while following his remains to their last resting place, should siog that old army song, ^'Marching Through Georgia," and that on the return from the cemetery they should all join in singing the rather sentimental song, "Good-by, my lover, good-by." These strange requests, made by Mr. Stebbins on his death-bed, were literally carried out. A gentleman from this city who was pres ent vouches that tho programme as out lined above was carried out, much to the horror and astonishment of tho people, who could not reconcile the singing of such songs with a funeral service. JOE WALTER!*' DEATH. The l.Mt Hour* or n Biff Denperado. 1'uttlDK HI* lloime !u Order. Richmond, Ind , March 8.?The notor ous Joe Walters, who was shot by Officer Charles Chrisman, a week ago last Tues day night, died at 3:15 o'clock this morn ing, aged 44 year*. The latter part of yesterday afternoon he was taken suddenly worse, and it was soon evident that his checkered life was nearing its end. This he realized, as well as his at tendants, and while C. E. Shirely, County Prosecutor, proceeded to take his dying statement to bo used in the preliminary hearing of Officer Chrisman, Walters pro ceeded to put his house in order for the final summons. His venerable parents and other peoplo were telephoned to come from Eaton. Ho instructed Judge Abbott, his teacher in early boyhood, as to the disposition of his limited effects, and then, at his request, the Rev. Lamport, of the First Meth odist Church, was called to give him Christian consolation. Prior to this bis consuming desire had been to see his two daughters?one married, the other single, and both residents of Mobile, Ala.?but at the end of the first pray or he uttered a fer vent amen, and from that moment his mind was steadfastly fixed on making peace with his God. Every ono who ap proached his bedside he importuned to pray for him, saying that he was praying all the time, but somehow he could not see it clear, that all was not well with him. As notorious a criminal nevordied more peni tent. As earnestly as he invoked forgive ness for his numerous sins, he yearned to live and atone for them by a pure life, say ing his greatest desiro to live was for the j purpose of. righting wrongs that he then! saw he was called to account for. CiOJ.D DlhCOVEKED. Auglaize Coanly Pnruicra n'urkliis on Claim* ..r I tM lr Own. Wafakonra, March 8 ?Tiio little vil lage of Su Johns, situated about five miles east of WapakonetA, is completely torn up with excitement, over the reported discov ery of gold near that place. Mr. Tip Stu ley, living on the "William Bryan Farm," one mile northwest of St. Johns, has open* ed up a regular mine in the orchard back of his residence, and, together with his foreman, Lewis Perkins, is working it for ail it is worth. The pair have succeeded in digging two immense trenches in the shape of an L, in the accomplish ment of which work it was necessary to remove a number of fences, trees, out buildings, etc. From these trenches they have removed many hundred pounds of the glittering material which is claimed to be rich with that precious metal?cold. The parties engaged in the work are evi dently in earnest, though after the loss of much property and labor they will prob ably realize that "all is not gold that glittors"?particularly in #Auglaize county. A UENTKrr I'lYE PIKE. A Mother nnd Child Ilurned to Dentil? I.nrice Loan of Property. Frederick, Md., March 8.?A large fire occurred early this morning, about six miles east of this city, burning the house and outbuildings of Simon Cronise, a wealthy planter. IIis wife, in attempting to rescue her children, was burned to death, with ono child. The bodies have not been recovered. The others made their escape. A hired man while trying to save some proper! v was also burned to death, and his body has not been recov ered. The loss, insurance, Ac., haVe not yet been ascertained, as the fire has just occurred, but it will be very great. It is probable others have been killed. Leane of N. Y. P. aud Ohio Road Naw York, March 8.?The terms on which the Erie Road assumes the lease of New York, Pdqpsylvania and Ohio Kail road have been agrede, upon and the lease was signed yesterday by Presinent Hugh J. Jewett, of the Erie Road, Jarvis M. Adams, of the Kew York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Road, and Charles E. Lewis, represeutiug the stockholders and bondholderi of the latter company. By the terms of the leaso the Erie agrees to work the road for OS per cent of the gross earnings, made up of their proportion of the earnings on through business and from local travel. The two roads will prorate on through business,and in this way the proportion of earning* of the leased road will be ascertained. This rate will be maintained until such time as the earnings show that the leased road can be worked successfully on 05 percent of the gross earnings, when that figure shall be made the percentage tho lessee shall re ceive. Seduction la Piano*. Present stock of nianos. Steinway, Knabe Ohickerinr, Hallet ? Davis, Emerson, Hard man, Guild, 4c.. at the very lowest prices, and great reduction for oost. Call early and ?score great bargains. Lucas' Music Stoki, 1112 Main lUsst FRESH FOREIGN FACTS ABOUT SENSATIONAL EVIDENCE BfUUaf to Icaibtra of Parllaauat Inplleatlif tkem with thit Phocalx Park lardir-Iritk Glrli LeaTlaf for Stir Hampiklr*?ttariona CkargM agalaat Bl|gar and Ciraill. London, March 8.?A correspondent of tbe Central Neict, at Dublin, states that the authorities expect to be able to implicate several Irish members of Parliament who are suspected of connection with the mur der conspiracy. Limbkick, March 8.?Five hundred girls started from here for New Hampshire to day. Almost the entire population as sembled to bid them good-bye. London, March 8 ?The trial of thoactioR brought by Miss ilyland against Mr. Big gar, M. P., for damages for breach of promise^ was begun to-day. Counsel said the parties wore introduced in Paris by Patrick lCgan. Paiiih, March 8.?To one of the affidavits forwarded from London for the purpose of proving Frank Byrne in London on May tf, wheu the Phauiix Park murders were committed, is appended a telegram from London, by Byrue.of that date, announcing the release of Michael Davitt from Port land prison. London, March 8.?Lady Florence Dixie, [n a letter to the Timet, charges Biggarand Parnell, as Trustees of the Land League Fund, with ?152,000 not accounted lor. She claims that while this money is unac counted for, Parnell and his followers have no right to mock the sufferings of the dis tressed in Ireland by their sham cham pionship of the starving peasan'ry. London, Marcli 8.?The Timet corres ponnent at St. Petersburg says a number Df important arrests have been made at Moscow. The arrests are due to the near approach of the coronation of the Czir. There is no reason to believe that there is my special plotting to prevent the corna Lio'n.. I.CKAlly hirnuglcd. SriuNOPJEi.D, Mass., March 8? Joseph Loomis was hanged this morning for the murder of David Sweet, in Agawam. Two hundred persons witnessed the execution. Loomis supplemented h is confessions made jn Weduesday by reading a Btatoment on thoscail'old, acknowledging the crime, and attributing it to rum. HIE AMALUAMVTKD ASSOCIATION' rhe ncollntr In till* City Nntardaj?'The Mottle Convention. As heretofore announced, the Amalga mated Association of this district will hold its meeting preliminary to the Scale Con vention at Pittsburgh next April, at the Association's hall in McLain's block next Saturday. The mode of operations desig nated by tho rules adopted at the general t Convention of last year includes, first, the consideration by each lodge of all questions which may be suggested as proper to be be fore the scale conventibn. Such propositions as may be decided upon are then trans mitted to the headquarters officers, and they are embodied in a report which is sent to all the districts. These preliminary meetings are mass affairs, that is, all the members of the Association in the district may attend. In addition to deciding which, if any, suggestions of revision shall be sent to the general delegate scale convention, the delegates to this convention will be elected. The scale convention will be composed of delegates from all ten dis tricts,one for every three hundred members, and will convene in Pittsburgh on April 7th next On that occasion the President, Mr. Jarrett, will announce the names of the members of the committee to confer with the manufacturers' committee in May. Tho headquarters officers have sent out the report oi propositions of the lodges. There are a number of changes suggested, but it is understood that they are not rad ical. As they are at present in chrysalis, and one or all may be rejected by the Saturday meeting, the officers decline to make them public at this juncture. The important feature of the meetings will be the application of the new rule enjoining secret ballot on all questions. Last year there was serious complaint that the radical members overawed the cooler headB, and that in consequence many who wero opposed to tho propositions which brought about the long strike did not vote or were intimidated into voting against their convictions. There will be no suspicion of that this year. Every man may cast his ballot with even more complete secrecy than is observed at public elections. Of course this will result in giving the conpervative element, which is strong and sensible in the Association, a voice which hitherto has not been heard with effect on critical occasions. Messrs. Thomas MeCaithy and John Gibson, of lronton, Ohio, arrived in the city this morning as delegates to the meet ing to be held on Saturday. BIVKB NtiWM. j Nfoaiubont Nqnlb*. llHuk Britflu nti<l Gen eral Note*. All the regular packets are on time. The Hawk passed down with a small tow ! of coal and the Dauntless went up, light. The W. N. Chancellor will pass down this morning enroute lor Charleston and the Kanawha riyer. The C. W. Batchelor got away at Qa.ii,, for Pittsburgh, and the Courier at 11-30 a. n. for Parkersburg. The Hclota passed up at 8 a. *. for Pitts burgh, and the Emma Graham went dowu ! at noon, bound for Cincinnati. Tbo handsome St. Lawrence passed up shortly after mid-night this morning, with ; Captain Billy hist iu command, enroute for Pittsburgh. Surveyor Beach left yesterday morning for Gallipolis, having been suddenly called there to measure some boata and look after some other matters. The Guiding Btnr has banished oil com* pletoly as an illuminating agency on board, the eloctric light having superseded it in every department. Thn snag-boat, E. A. Woodruff, which has been laid up during the winter in the Ken tucky river, has been ordered eut and is at Cincinnati being put in condition for sum* mer work. The Belle Prinoo will probably arrive from Pittsburgh by to-morrow, having in tow the hull for the new sidewheeler to be called the Chesapeake, which Sweeney & Son are build* ing for the Maddy Brcs. The river at this point was riling yester day. Last evening, at dusk, the marks show ed a depth of 10 feet 4 inches in the channel, and the river was still rising. Business was brisk duriug the morning. The United 8tatcs light house tender Lily, arrived iu port about 0 o'clock Wednesday evening, and tied up opposite the 8tamm House. Karly yesterday morning she re sumed her trip for head waters. She looked as i>cat and trim as ever. GaEKNsnoiio, March 8.?River0 feet 2 inches and fslling; clear. Cincinnati, March 8 ? River 18 feet 0 inches and stationary; clear and cold. Pittsburgh, March 8 ?River G foet 2 Inches and stationary; cloudy and cold. Brownsvills, Pa., March 8.?River 7 feet and rising; clear; thermometer 32?. Evaxsvillk, March 8. ?River 23 feet 3 inches and failing; clear; thermometer 40*. Ricx's Landing, March 8.?River 7 feet l inch and stationary; clear; thermometer 29*. | Mobuantown, W. Va., March 8,-River 3 feet 3 inches undstationary; d'^ar; thermom eter 18?. Lomiviui, Kr? M ?rcl J.-Rlrer 8!?t In the canal an4 " feet in the chute ou the WU; lU?gaMj; weather clear and cold.