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3k? Wlutlina IB JiWIiynnr.
EJb MMtgwa:
"ortlcei yo?. aa and ?7 Fourteenth btr??t.
Wk predict tliat Mr. J. W. Grubb wi
be Mr. Miller's successor ns Mayor.
Will Uio First District be entitled 1
any consideration in the distribution <
oflices by the present Lepslaturo?
Tiik Confederate Brigadiers had a gal
day in the United States Senate yesterda;
The arch-traitor, Jeff Davis, is still tb
jdul of tiieir unreconstructed souls.
i.v tiik death of Mrs. Myra Clark Gaint
a few days ago, at tho age of eighty year,
one of the most remarkable women of tb
century passed away. Her strongest cha
acteriatic was her pertinacity in fightin
the city ot Now Orleans for land whic
she claimed she was justly entitled to.
Tins is the last time the #ood people <
this city will have the opportunity <
gazing upon tho law makers of this Stati
unless they tako a trip to Charlestoi
When an interesting subject is before tli
House or Senate, tho enjoyment of attem
inn the sessions is next to listening to a
opera you don't understand.
The nomination for Mayor made by th
Jiepublicans last evening is a good ont
Mr. Jacob W. Grubb is a repreaentativ
business man, wlio jjossesses in a large d(
greo the respect and. confidence of al
classes of people in Wheeling. He is
self made man, at least to a largo extenl
having forged his way to the front righ
here in the city, where he has lived Bine
his childhood, and has.achieved an envic
bits reputation for probity and enterpris
in business and for public spirit. He is c
a peculiarly practical turn of mind, ani
would probably be the harden
man in Wheeling to impose 01
villi a scheme to the detriment of intei
eats intrusted to his care. To the posi
Hon of Mayor ho would bring rare quali
fications. As a candidate he has stron
recommendations to men of all parties
Young, of progressive ideas, well inforrr
ed in the history of local affairs and a
ways abreast of the times, liberal in hi
j ~ \ia nljnnlrl 1m as il'
laUiU 1U ??lt MV ??? . -vincible
as a candidate as he would ut
doubtedly bo acceptable as a Mayor.
JJki.va Ass Lock woo n knows a thing c
two. She knew a great ileal before th
election, but after her defeat as the cat
didate of the Equal Rights party she ht
added largely to her stock of informatioi
While the canvass was on and sho wc
bowing before smiling audience atone do
lar pur head sho realized that she had
good enough thing, and wasn't one bi
sorry that her cause was a hope
less one as long as the dollai
rolled in. The contest over she retire
to that scclusion from which no sensativ
lady wouiu nave eraergeu. ouo w?t?
content with the free advertising she n
ccived and the small profits of her ve
turc. Now she bursts forth as gran
gloomy and peculiar as of yore and pet
tionstho United States Senate to coun
the votes cast for her in seven
States, and "demands" the elector!
vote of Indiana be given he
owing to certain irregularities which sh
specifies in her petition. If BeWa ha
tlie least show of obtaining the vote c
Indiana, we would rise up and call hi
blessed; but as she has no show we stl
remain recumbent and wait for the ros
glories of 1880.
Tiik West Virginia Legislature meets i
the Capitol at high noon to-morrow, an
the session promises to bo one of extraoi
dinary interest. Tho strength of the R
publicans has been materially incroase
in the House sinco the meeting of the laj
Legislature,and Democratic reprcsentatio
in the Senate has been reduced to a poir
that will entitle tho minority party to moi
consideration than it has heretofore ei
joyed. The Republican members have
in their power to not only servo their coi
stituencies with distinguished honor bi
in a measure contribute largely to tt
character of tho legislation of the preset
session. There are important sul
jeets to bo actejJ upon, whic
will not only require concerte
action but serious consideration and mi
ture deliberation. Had the State electio
been held in any other year but theono tbi
involved National questions, which natu
ally drew taut the party lines to their u
most tension, the present Legislatui
Jnight have been Republican. As it wi
tho dominant party- has been giVcn
warning by the result of that conte
waged iu tho heat of a presidential can
paign that it will do well to heed. It
notorious, as was fully set forth in a call
and dispassionate manner in the Octoto
canvass, that tho affairs of this State liai
Wen wotully mismanaged, and that i
flnanccg and laws require tho tender cai
of a healing physician and a Gilead ball
applied to the running sore.
Among the important measures thi
will tax the patience and attract tho on
nest attention of the present session of tl
Legislature are tho Tax Commissionei
report, the supplemental assessment, tl
University and the Normal Schools, tl
Justices' law and the Codification of tl
laws. These subjects will take Hp consl
crable of the time of tho Legislature, at
will, no doubt, bo productive of length
debates. If they bear good fruit no or
will regret the shaking" of tho tree.
The codification of the laws is, perhap
tbe most important measure, or at leaf
one that will provoke the liveliest intere
inasmuch as it involves the expenditu
tare of some $25,000 or 130,000. Th
th?re is a crying need for an intelllgej
code cannot be denied, but tho objectioi
to Hat this time certainly have weight. It
urged that the Stato cannot afford such f
expenditure of money, and in tho jxu
place that the present Constitution is su<
an imperfect instrument that it requir
au\endment nearly evory session of tl
legislature. It is said that those who o
ject to a codification of the laws will 1
vor contracting with a private party foi
revision of the statutes which will satis
tlie present needs.
The hope of the I.ntblliqbncbr is tfc
the t*ftdon may be fruitful of good wo
in the interest oi the whole HUU>,
II The DlMCtualonlln the Senate Over General
Sherman'* Charge that the Arch Traitor
Wuit aConttplrutor?Uelva Ann Look*
0 wood In a Petition to the Senate.
)f ^
Washington, Jan. 12.?Senator Morgan,
in continuing the discussion on General
a Sherman's historical statements concern'
ing Jefferson Davis, said this afternoon:
? What connection had General Sherman
with the army of the United States that
authorized him to make reports to that
!8 Department? If the Senate published
General Sherman's attack it could not
? in justice refuse to publish Mr. Davis'
r" reply.
K Mr. Ingalls said whenever any question
11 aroso in which JefFeraon Davis was involved,
the Democratic party could always
bo found on the side of Jefferson Davis.
, He luul just witnessed the spectacle of a
? President of the United States elected by
i}, gentlemen who declared Jetierson Davis
to be a man of honor and a patriot. If the
' memories of the war are to be forgotten,
it is desirable that the Senator from Mis*
sourijshould not so repeatedly allude with
n prido to the fact that he^was a member of
tiie Confederate Senate. He would state
to the Senator that he never was accredited
to the Confederate Senate by the State of
0 Missouri and in the nam? of the loyal peo*
pie of Missouri he protested against the
e sentiments which, the gentleman had exh
u what was it then ?
Mr. Sherjpan said from motives of
t delicacy he should have abstained from
J taking any part in this discussion, but for
Qi tlip fact that gentlemen on the other side
took the ground that this was a personal
e controversy between two citizens, lie
(/ know it would surprise General Sherman
to learn that it was supposed he had auy
l1 personal controversy with Mr. Davis, for
it he stated h? did not know hitn. He
q simply, in viow of certain historical facts,
_ characterized Mr. Davis as a conspirator
and a traitor. Tins was no more a peri"
sonal controversy than it would be a peri
sonal controversy with the descendents of
j, Aaron Burr to apply similar epithets to
their ancestor. If the facts disclosed by
General Sherman that members of this
>- Semite met in a private room and went
I- three of their number (not two as erroney
ously stated by .Mr. Hawley), viz:'Messrs.
. Slide!!, Mallory and Davis to make arrangements
for the establishment of a G'onfed>
eracy whilst other Senators remained here
to carry on legislation?if that was not a
conspiracy, in the name of God what was
,r it?
Ho (Sherman) had seen the original of
u Mr. Stephens' letter to Herschel V. JohHi
son, and knbw it to bo Mr. Stephens'
u handwriting. That letter sustained General
Sherman's assertions as to Mr. Davis'
' change of mind in regard to State rights as
18 did the secret message of Mr. Davis to the
1- Confederate Cougress now for the first
a time published.
ft Mr. Lamar said the issue between these
two distinguished men, Mr. Davis and
(ion. Sherman, was not the issue stated by
s the Senator from Ohio. The issue was this:
(1 Gen. Shermau, led away by his feelings,
slated ho had seen a letter from Jeflerson
? Davis to rf Senator now on this floor, nssorting
that if a certain State should secede .
>- from the Confederacy he would put that
down by military force. That statement
was false and this was the issue. He con,?
eluded by saying that no man in his prest
ence should call Mr. Davis a traitor withit
out his stern and emphatic denial.
il Mr. Hawley did not coincide with the
r view that by passing the resolution theSene
ato would be taking sides in a private
d quarrel. Personally, however, he did not
>f hesitate to say that in the controversy ber
tween JetTerson Davis and General Sher..
man he (Hawley) was on General Sher11
man'8 side all the time. He believed Geny
eral Shorman was on the rrnht side, personally
politically and military, in the
wanoriue union.
, .Mr. Hurris inquired what gtrod would
bo acittmplished by merely printing the
" papcrTeterred to in the resolution,
r- Mr. Hawlcy said in reply there was a
matter in it that in his mind established
I beyond controversy the (act that before
the war there had been a conspiracy in
Washington, li> which certain Senators
n had decided upon a Confederate governit
ment. They had appointed a committee
of Senators to go South to attend the preliminary
steps for its formation and agreed
l" that others should remain here to prevent
it such legislation as might interfere with
i- the success of the conspiracy. The mat.,
ter under consideration was no moro a
personal quarrel than the four years' war
10 lor till) Union had been a personal quarit
j. Mr. Vest said Gen. Sherman had stated
I he would make his reply to Davis through
tho AVar Department. Of course, thero"
fore, tho paper was in part a personal con?
n ur. vest's nxx rhetoric.
it Mr. Vest said the Senator from Kansas
r- (Ingalls) could indulge in no debate witht
out becoming personal; that Senator was
e a verbal horror, and anoral terror. One of
is the offenses known to tho old common
a Jaw was that of being a common scold,
at tho punishment /or which was ducking,
a- Ho (Vest) would not, however, prescribe
is such punishment for tho Senator from
in Kansas. In the Confedeiato States, Mr.
sr Vest continued, were dead soldiers who
re fought for the Confederacy and those who
(ought (or tli? llniou, who sleep side by
side, having illustrated with matchless
r0 deeds of vaTorand heroism both sections,
m Above them might be put the ancient
The KnlgbU nrc duct,
M Their iwonla hid mat,
p. Tliclr souli with Uod, we tnwt,
and Willi that there Bhould bo an ond of
, the acrimonious discussion of the issues
8 involved in that terrible conflict. Jiut the
le Senator from Kansas sought to imputo to
ie the Senators disloyalty to the oath they
had taken to tho Constitution of the
, United States. The Senator had said that
ho (Vest) had been in the habit of alludid
ing inaipiritof boastfutnesstothe fact
,y that ho had been a member of the Confed'
orate Senate. It was not true. The records
would show he had mado such allusions
upon only two occasions, once in his
*, eulogy upon Senator Hill, with whom he
it had served in the Confederate Senate, and
) agxin to-day in order to answer th? full
share of responsibility which was sought
in certain quartom to be put upon IJavis.
at The Senator from Kansas had said that
at he (Vest) was never accredited to the
Confederate Senate. Ho (Vest) had re,
ceived his credentials from a Governor of
" the State of Missouri, elected by a majorin
ity of 35,000 in a time of peace, and his
xt election was by a Legislature elected in
time of peace. would say to the Senator
from Kansas that his (Vest's) creden
tials to tho Confederato Senate, as also
be those to the United States Senate, had
b- never been disputed by his own con>.
stltuents, and the Senator from Kansas
would know what he meant The hour
' * of 2 o'clock arriving the matter went
fy over till to-morrow and the Chair laid
formally before tho Senate the unfinished
, legislative-business, being the Inter-State
commerce bill, but tills yielded to a motion
for the consideration of executive
business, The naval biU, just passed by
the house, was firat, however, laid before
the Senate and refurred to the Committee
on Appropriations.A
joint resolution providing for the
meeting of both Houses in joint session
February 11th to count the Electoral vote
wus also laid beforo the Senate and referred
to the Committee on Privileges and
Elections. After the Executive session
the Senate adjourned.
Ilia Health Said to bo Good?Late Bfeauuro*
(or life ltollef.
New York, Jan. 12.?General Grant's
physician said- lost night, in response to
inquiries in regard to the General's healty:
"General Grant consulted me early in the
autumn about a pain in the side of his
tongue, which rendered it painful for him
to articulate and masticate his food. The
General smoked cigars largely and this
seemed to irritate the tongue. We restricted
hiTO to threo cigars a day, and lie
stoppod smoking of his own accord. It is
very remarkable that this change was not
followed by any disturbance^ the nervous
system of general irritation. Ho is improved
locaJlv, able to speak without pain,
and his general appearance is improved in
every respect, lie is now occupied several
hours a day in literary work, which
he seems to enjoy. I think he is in better
health than lie has been since the accident
a year ago. lio is still lame from the
injury in his thigh, which has left a great
tenderness, and is unable to walk without
the aid of a cruteh or stick. There is
nothing to justify the assertion that he is
seriously ill, and he is not in a critical condition.
I'ltOTKCri.Ntt quant's PilOl'KHTY. '
The following statement made by a I
friend of General Grant makes clear the
action taken to protect the General and
why the movement for raising a fund was
stopped: "Two or thi^ee weeks ago there
appeared to be danger of a Sheriffs sale of
General Grant's official commissions,
swords, medals, souvenirs from foreign
countries and other precious personal effects.
Hearing this and with what appeared
to bo a source of evidence before them
that the danger of such a sale was iinmiunci
ci.ma r\f (iranf'a friumta
resolved to protect these historic and
treasured objects, und also his other personal
effects by buying theui at their appraised
valuation, or At such sale if opportunity
offered they would furnish
the money for that purpose. In looking
into the legal points of the case it was found
that the contemplated sale was a friendly
action on the part of Mr. Vanderbilt
to obtain a legal title free front any farther
lien, and after acquiring possession to
present such personal effects and souvenirs
to General Grant. In view of these facts
and after the letter of General Grant to
Cyrus W. Field further action iu the matter
was dropped.
The generous offer of Mr. Vanderbilt
just made known preserves to General
Grant and the American people the treasured
objects it was the purpose of his other
friends to protect
Kiijoykic IIlu?#If und Not Worrying About
Ill? Gn1)lu?t.
Eupfai.o, N. Y.,Jaii. 13.?Prcsidcnt-elect
Cleveland passed Sunday quietly. After
breakfast in the Genesee dining room he
had a long visit with his sister, Mrs. X. C.
ttaeon, of Toledo, and her husband, they
haviug arrived here on Saturday evening.
XJie little family party was also joined by
Miss Elisabeth Cleveland.
In quite a long and pleawint conversation
with a correspondent, Mr. Cleveland
said ho should tomorrow, at tho request
of Rev. Dr. John W. Brown, of St. Paul's
Church, visit tho Church Homo, an institution
for orphans and the aged, supported
by the Episcopal Churh of tho city.
His object was to pay a brief visit to oue
of tho inmates, who is crippled with
paralysis and who hud expressed a strong
desire to see the next President. It was
not to be a public visit, but ho was going
with Dr. Brown to gratify the perhaps pardonable
fancy of an afflicted man. "Jf it
will please tho poor fellow," said Mr.
Cleveland with kindly emphasis, "and
gratify Dr. Brown, I don'ftee how I could
very woll refuse so simple a request; but
the visit will have no other significance."
Adverting to tho manner in which ho
has been entertained and feted during the
past few days, the President-elect said it
was all very pleasant and agreeable, but
it sadly interfered with his plans, and the
chief reason of his present visit to his
former home. Said he, with a smile. "It
umy seem strange, but the fact is I nave
some matters in connection with my law
business here that require settling up and,
I don't want to leave any loose legal ends'
behind flie. Mr. Cleveland intended leaving
Buffalo next Wednesday, but will stay
to attend the Press Club Ball at Music
Hall, Thursday evening, starting for Albany
at 11:30 that night.
Inferential^ touching on politics, Mr.
Cleveland intimated ihat he was not burdening
his mind just yet with Cabinetmaking.
He had no definite plans in
mind. Before entering upon tho serious
labors of the Presidency he desirod to
complete the unfinished businete in connection
with his Governorship," for although
ho had officially relinquished the
office, there are a number of matters which
must bo cleared out of tho way. When
this was dono he would decide upon the
time of his departure for Washington and
other considerations.
GomoH up Smiling unit InfeUU Upon Her
? ltlghtN.
Washington, D. 0., J&n. 12.?Mrs.
Belva Ann I/jckwood, candidate of the
Kqual Bights party for President in the
late campaign, on her petition to the
United States Senate through Senator
!fna? nol/o iKaf tho vntii nanf frtr hnr in Nhu1
York. New Hampshire, Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan, Illinois, Maryland and California
be counted, and that the doctoral
vote of Indiana be given to her. She
charges that the votes oast for her were
fraudulently and illegally counted for the
alleged majority candidate, the same, being
antagonistic to the letter and Bnirit of
the law and subvcrsiyo to every principle
of equality and justice.
The Kant Liverpool llurtfla.
PrrronuRati, Jan., 12.?Ati Kast Liverpool,
Ohio, special sayi: Annio Van Foeeon,
the young woman accused of poisoning
the Van Fasson and McBane families of
this city, waived a preliminary hearing,
pleaded not guilty, and was remanded to
jail on a charge 01 murder in the first degree.
No other deaths have occurred and
the victims are all In fair way to recover. |
lllut In h Mining Town.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 12.?The fiipaich'n
Cumberland, Md., special says:
A serious riot occurred at thellttle mining
town of Eckhardt Unlay, in which about
one hundred Swedes participated. Pistols,
knives and slugs were freely used and a
number wero badly hurt, but no one was
killed. |||
The Coal Trade Tribunal.
PiTTSBDiian, Pa., Jan. 12.?Tho Coal
Trado Tribunal was in session all day, trying
to fix the rate of mining for the railroad
pits, hot wero unablo to arrive at any
agreement, and finally adjourned 'Until tomorrow.
Several member* are disgusted
and threaten to withdraw from the Itoard.
a crrr infested with thugs.
Charleston Over-run With Thieve*?Incendiary
Fire ?t Kejrier?Death of Hr$. Vacnor,
ut Grafton?Her Ifuubnnd
Charged With Uie Murder.
Special DUpatch to the InMUucnccr.
cnauleoto.v, W. Va? Jan. 12 ? During
the past two weeks a number of small
stores and dwellings have becii broken
into by thieves in this city. The police
Iirvo been powerless to do anything in
the way of making arrests. Last night
tho butcher shop of Fred Gardner was
broken into by thioves and tho safe
blown open. It was evidently the work
of professionals. Many valuable papers
and about one hundred dollars were taken
out of the safo. There are a large number
of strangers in the city who appear to
have no means of subsistence, and it is
believed 'they are the thieves. The
authorities will warn all such as havo no
visible sign of support to quit the city at
once. .
Destructive Fire ut Kejier.
Special DUjxtich tolht liUdliaatcer.
Kkvsku, Jan. 12.?A large barn belonging
to Col. T. E. McCooie, opposite thq.
round house, was burned about 3 o'clock
this morning, destroying farming implement*,
wagons, scales, Ac.; also two valuable
horses belonging to Henry Baker,perished
in the iiames. It is thought to be the j
I work of incendiaries, as no lire was '
around the barn. Two mules and a cow
escaped. A young man named Iiodges
| fell from the roof of a house and received
| some bruises which were not Berious.
Dentil of aim. Vnroer.
Sptcial Difxikh to (he Intelligencer.
Grafton, W. Va., Jan. 12.?Mrs.Williaro
Yarner, who was shot last Wednesday,
died this morning at 5 o'clock, after lying
unconscious nearly five days. The
coroner's jury, after hearing the evidence,
returned a verdict finding that she come
to her death by a gun shot wound at the
hands of William Varner, her husband.
(rondiile Furuace gold?Death of a Prominent
fyeclal DUpatch to Uie Intdliijencer.
Steuuenville, 0., Jan. 12.?The Irondalo
furnace property was sold to-day by
SherilF Shflrp, on a claim held by Wm. II.
Moonoy, as trustee. The works were
bought by Thomas Fawcett, D. "W. C.
Carroll, Julius Adlerand Paul H. Hacke,
| the price paid being $2o,3JW. The purchasers
are a syndicate, who will wreck
I the mill and self the machinery and material.
The works were built in 1871 at a
cost of nearly $?70,000, and they have
been in litigation for years.
death of a prominent citizen.
Josiah Filson, father of J)avidson Filson,
photographer, died this morning. Ten
days ago he fell in his garden and received
iuternal injuries. Last Saturday
i.n r?u i,;u n?;n
iiu ti n ugniii) n uii 11 uuuku i" hid
He had previously enjoyed the beet of
health. Mr. Filson was born in Franklin,
Pa., in 1805, coining to this city in 1847.
During the gold fever of 1850 lie was caption
of a company in California, and at tho
time of his death was interested in the
Consignee Gold Mining Company's mines,
which are paying. Ue was with Sherman
in his march to the sea, and was General
Sherman's wagon master, having charge of
tho provision train.
about;st. john.
A. Letter Which Proven Hl? ScouUdreUnm.
Declared a Forgery.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 12.?In connection
with the controversy between Governor
St. John, of Kansas, and J. S. Clarkson, of
Iowa, and others respecting the alleged
offer of St. John to withdraw from the
Presidential canvass for money, the GlolhDmocroi
to-day publishes the following
letter addressed to It. C. Korens, of this
city. The words in brackets are supplied
by the editor of tho Globe-Democrat, they
huvibg been omitted in the origiual:
Cleveland, 0., Oct. 10,1884.
Deah Sik:?1 made the mistake in coming
here. I should have gone to Detroit.
I have been communicating with him [St.
John] by telegraph. I have said to him
[that at thel conference it was two-fifths
down in Philadelphia to-morrow night
and three-fifths by the 18th, and he insisted
upon 10 [10th] for the second payment,
provided he left for Philadelphia
to-day, and said: "Our P." [Senator
Plumb] "told me- it should bo done."
Just got this (from St John): 'All right.
Leave in short time for Philadelphia.
Will cancel ull West of there. Meet mo
in Pittsburgh to-night.' 1 sent your telegram
under the namo of Johnson, because
1 did nqt want to use my own name. I
( nnfpiM I maiia the nWilcn nnitit wilrllv.
but l'lumb told me to make it. I mean by
that, lie told me to keep St. John
quiet in this State. and gut him to
Cincinnati and yet would rive him $5,000
or f 8",0G0 down, and then 1 said suppose I
pledge him $10,000, will rav pledgo bo
iood? and he said, yes; Keren's will
?ive] him $10,000. fcso if 1 have- cut a bitr
tog the pork belongs to Plumb. Now I
am going over to Pittsburgh to see him
[St. John]. Is it not possible for you to
send some [one] ovor from Now York to
arrange with him and fix him then and
'thar'7 I am a little guilty because you
don't respond to JohnsoA's call for aid for
his county. It was not possible you were
seduced on the road home and thus led
astray, nor that you ara drunk, for you are
too good a St Jobnite and love Sunday
School, i have got St. John out of the
State and made promises to him that In
some* way I want redeemed. You may
not care a d?n, but I have to live with
him and you don't. So does Plumb, Simpson,
etomne geniu. H?1 how scholarly I
Truly yours,
J auks F. Lkgatk.
The Globi-Dmocral will also have an
editorial to-morrow giving further information
in regard to this matter, but it is
not accessible to the correspondent tonight.
A Cold UloodeU farc?ry.
ToriKA, Kan., Jan. 12.?The State Journal
this evening prints an interview with
Jaa. K. Legnte in relation to the letter published
to-day, purporting to have been
written by him to R. C. Kerns, of St Louis.
After rending the letter carefully Mr.
I-egate said the letter was a cold blooded
Governor Ormj Installed.
Indiaxatoms, Ink., Jan. 12.?At 2
o'clock this afternoon the members of the
Legislature headed by a band proceeded
to English's opera house where the ceremonies
incident to the inauguration of
Governor Gray took place. The assemblage
was called to order at 2:30 o'clock.
On the stago were the retiring and newly
elected ofllcers and a number of invited
gncets, including Vice l'resident-eleet
Hendricks and lady. The oath ofofllco
was administered by Judge Mblack, of
the Supreme Court, after which Governor
Gray delivered a brief address.
Undor the the Constant Hurvellance of the
Police?The frein on tli? Altrny.
London, Jan. 12.?l'heian vi?it?il Hull
In June, 1883, whereupon the police of
Newcastle telegraphed the Hull police,
notifying them of his arrival. Phi-Ian
was carefully watchod by detectives, who
occupied* adjacent rooms in the hotel
where he stopped. During l'lielan's absence
the detectives examined his baggage
but found nothing of a compromising
nature, l'heian went with several Irishmen
and frequented taverns. He mot
Kearney and they spent an afternoon together.
Kearney's mother kept a small
shop in Hull. The polico of Glasgow
telegraphed the Hull police instructing
them to carefully watch Kearney and if
any tangible evidence against him was obtained
to arrest him. Kearney ultimately
disappeared, l'heian with great assurance
and audacity hearing that ho was
being watched, visited the Chief Constable
and complained of tho espionage and
threatened to conipluin to Sir Vernon
Harcourt unless the police desist from
watching him. He represented himself
as traveling on behalf of the German <
Government on a secret and important
mission. Ho produced a numburof documents
purporting to be Blgneil by gentle- j
men of high position in Mew York, which
Droved to be bona tide imners. Thev
seemed to indicate that Phcfan waa a Captain
in the United Suites Army and also a 1
New York police officer. He produced h
revolver and asked the Constable if ar- 1
rested whether the revolver would be <
likely to connect him with Fenianism, :
adding that he always carried it for self
protection. The Constable, not deceived,
telegraphed to London notifying the po- '
lice of 1'helan's departure thither. (
All the newspapers indulge in satirical
paragraphs concerning the prudence of
O'Donovan iiossa being absent from his :
oillce when the Short-Phelan light oc- I
The Timet savs if there bo a grain of '
truth in Phelan's revelations, they would j
olTer cause for England to demand Kear
ney's extradition. It is a great misfortune 1
that, heretofore, respectable Americans <
have not sufficiently realized what was '
transpiring in their midst. Their eyes *
have now been opened. American law
will make short work of Rossa and hia ac- 1
complices, if their jjuilt shall be proveq. J
The time has certainly arrived to set the
law in motion.
The Daily Newt Bays of the PhelanShort
attempt at mutual murder: "The
Question regarding extradition is always
delicate; therefore it is much better that
the. Americans discover for themselves
what sort of miscreants their tolerance is
The Daily Telegrnph says: "Ifa few
American citizens shall be killed the
American Government will perhaps in- <
terfera to check the operations of the
murder colony in their midst."
Livkwooi., Jan. 12.?Undoubtedly it
was the steamer British Queen, and not
the Queen, which Thelan and Kearney
intended to blow up with-dynamite,
Several barrels purporting to contain
cement on board the British Queen in
June, 1S83, were found to contain infernal
machines. .
An A|;?(l Fnrtuernnd Ills Wife Foully Mtirdered,
andTlielr Dodlea lluraed.
CliAttFoimsviu.K, I.S'l)., Jnn. 12.?On
| mm weanesuay lugm a nomuie qouuie ]
[murder was committed ifa Coal Creek
! township at a small farm house, about
ten miles west of thin city. The victims
were an old farmer, James McMullin and
I wife. On Thursday morning it was dis*
' covered that the house during the night
had been reduced to ashes, but none of
the neighbors discovered the fire at the
time. On examination the remains of
Mr. McMullin and his wife were found,
but the bodies were so badly, burned that
it was impossible to discover any marks of
violence, or an? trace of who had committed
the deed.
It was known that McMullin had collected
between $400 and $C0G that day, and
the money was still in the house. ' Suspicion
rested on John Coffey, a young
farmer, on account of his peculiar conduct
on the night of the tragedy, as he came
homo late that night wearing a pair of
boots two sizes too large for him,,
and other articles that were recognized as
belonging to McMullin. He was at once
arrested and placed in the hands of Ben
Swank, a careless old farmer, to bring him
to jail. .As it was midnight, Swank took
him home and locked him up stairs in a
room, expecting to bring him to tho jail
in the morning. In the morning it was
found the prisoner had escaped through
the back window during the night.
The entiro Horse Thief Detective Association
was called out to scour the country,
and late at night he was arretted near
^noddy's Mills, about twenty milcs?from 4
his victim' house, .and brought to this
city at an early hour thia morning, and
was token to Coal Creek Township for a J
preliminary examination. Fully one hun- '
<lred people from thia city drove out to at- '
tend the trial, and the excitement ruffs
high iii that township. Though a good
corpsof police are with him, if lioaoknowN
edges the Crime it will he hard work for
them to save him. This is the fourth
murder in tin's county in the past thirty
A Butt for llronch of Prnmlio Follows n
Matrimonial Corroi?iioii<lui)ce.
Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 12.?The sequel to
n matrimonial correspondence growingout
of un advertisement appears in the files of
the Common Plena CouH. John J. Flynn
lias been sued for ?-j,000 damages for
breach of promise by Mary H. McKee, of
Clinton, Mo. In his answer, Flynn says
that about a year ago he saw an advertisement
in the F.nquircr for a position an
governess by n young widow ofaccompliabments.
lie wrote to the address,
saying lie wanted a v.im to care for hia
children and assist ill bis business, he
dealing in machinery and boating tackle.
Mrs. McKee replied, enclosing a photograph
of heraclf 114 a plump,, strong,
healthy woman. Correspondence followed,
and at length he went to Missouri and
called on her, finding her bedfast with a
consumptive couch and so emaciated that ,
he could not recognize her as the original ,
of the photograph, whereupon he left
without promising marriage and with the '
ardor of his love entirely cooled. He ad- '
raits having acted unwisely, bnt denies "
having niade any promise for which fye c
should be held legally responsible, and
claims all tlio deception to nave been on '
the plaintlfTs part
A Mlktorlout tlubbarf.
PiTTHntmoii, Pa., Jan. 12.?Thieves en- '
tered the residence of DK. John Shaner, '
Allegheny, yesterday, and took from a '
safe in the office $1,000 lit cash and jewelry '
valued at'/orf hundred dollars. The rob-. ,
bery is one of the most mysterious ever |
Serpetrated hereabout*, as the safe, winuws
and doors show no evidence of having
been tampered with. Mrs. Shiner
discovered the theft a short time after, but ]
said nothing to her husband. until Uwlay. ,
Striker. Boturn to Work. 1
Si'nimiriELD.Miss .Jan. 12.?Three hun- j
dretl cutters of the Lawson 4 Ooodnow
Works, Shelliurao Falls, on a strike for
five weeks, returned to work to-day, ac- i
jepting the cut of ten to fifteen percent, i
The Hotel, ltapltlij Killing Up?What Smi
ut till! Malty OoUtileri In Town are After?Numerou
* Candidates for Every
1'oilUoo to be Filled?Lata Arrival*.
The lobbies at the State House yestcr
daywero.well filled with visiting States
men most of the day, and it looked as ii
the session of the Legislature bad already
begun. Several of the members-elect ol
the two houses apparently labored undei
the Impression that yesterday was the day
for opening the boll. The arrivals of members
of both houses during the day were
numerous, and there are fully as uiany
other strangers in ttie city, most of them
being candidates for something. The
clerkships, pageships and committee clerkships
are too few to go half way around.
Indeed, Wheeling has enough candidates
to fill all the positions without beating the
bushes in the outlying wards.
No now candidates for President of the
Senate or Speaker of the House havo yet
turned up, olthough there are mysterious
alluBions among Democratic legislators to
dark horses on the truck for both prizes.
"Well; hoiv is business to-night?" asked
an Intelligkkcku reporter of one of
the clever clerks in a lcuding hotel last
evening, as he struggled through a crowd
of visiting statesmen and reached the
"Livelier than it's been for some time.
xne legislators ana poKer players navo
been pouring in all day."
"An! then the able politicians from the
rhird District are coming in, are they ?,'
"Well, no, the' daisies haven't arrived
vet; they'll get here to-morrow and I'm
blest if I know what we'll do with 'em.
Every room in the house is tilled now:
every bed in the house holding two anu
thecommercial men are kicking lik'enteera.
Did you want to register, sir? Well, we
:an't irive you a room to yourself but we
2an?' and the clerk proceeded to explain
:he situation to a gentleman who had just
itepped up.
Senator W. M. 0. Dawson, of Preston
:ounty, and Senator-elect Arnold, of Ranlolph
county, are among the late arrivals,
senator ll. W. Morris, of Ritchie county,
s also on hand. Senator Woodyard, of
Jpencer, and Senator Smith, of Tyler
:ounty, are also in the City.
Among the other arrivals yesterdav,
neinbers and not members, were J. i\
R. B. Smith, of Mason county, W.
3. JklcConnahey, of Burning Springs,
3. H. Richardson, of Richardion's,
S. L. Flournoy.of Rouiney, John
2. Price, of Monongalia, Andrew Parks.
>f Koauo county, W. J. Davies, of Coal
Valley, George 1. Davidson, of Lewis couny,
Stark W. Arnold, ot Buckhannon,
lohn H. Gilmore, of Piedmont, I. L.
Enoch, of Wirt county, F. Brinkman, of
Weston, J. H. Smith, A. It. Unger, J. B.
Snodgmss and Thornton Henshaw, of
Berkeley county, J. A. Standiford, of New
Martinsville, Jiunes B. Fox, of Farmington,
B. F. Fisher, of Braxton county, K.
It. Marshall, of liilmer county, K. L. Stapleton,
of Wood county, E.?L. Parker, of
Marion, Dr. W. 8. Simonton, of Cameron.
Dr. Shrivcr, of Bethany, H. C. Duncan, of
[Jerodo, A. B. Alexander and 0. W.
Pho]ps, of Point Pleasant, and 0. L.
Williams and W. J. Robinson, of ParkersWHAT
Among litis list of names will bo recognized
the names of several members of
ihe Legislature. Ah a general thing tl*e
arger proportion of those who are not
nemuers are candidates lor sotuu position
11 connection with one of the houses. C.L.
Jrown, of Jackson county, oueof th ecanlidates
for President of the Senate, arrival
last night, accompanied by his wife.
Phoraas H. Dennis, who wants to be
speaker, arrived last evening, also aclomptuiiedby
is bride. They have just
included a bridal tour through fhe Last.
Ex-Senator Donelioo, candidate for
;ierk of the Senate, came down yesterlay.
Ex-Clerk Alderson' lias not yet arived.
For Sergeant-at-Arms of' the Senite,
T. Hill Marshall, editor of the Grafton
Uandanl, is an active applicant Samuel
L Haj[tv lato of the Gilmer Banntr of
'Jemocracy. is also a candidate, lie is a
irother of Senator Hays. A young man
lamed Keese, from Kingwood, also wants
he position.
Lon St. Mvers, a well known young
)einocrat of this city, is an applicant fora
Committee Clerkship. He would be a
ompetent clerk. Frank Thompson, of St.
llbans, an accommodating page in days
[one by, also seeks a reappointment, and
hould receive it. These are the only apilicants
for minor positions who have yet
nade themselves known.
That TarilT Conference.
v There has been talk for several days of
[ conference of prominent West Virginia
)emocrats to exert a pressure against the
growing feeling among the-Democrats in
uvor of protection. It begins to look as if
here was truth in these reports. Promilent
Democrats not connected with the
Legislature are here in force. Among
hem are such men as Congressmen Snyler
and Gibson. Of course Snyder iB -not
n this movement, but his presence indicates
that something is in the wind,
ilia explanation that ho is here to
issi&t Mr. Dennis to becontt Speaker is re. I
janlutl us very good as far as it goes, but1
i ia not thought to cover the ground. Mr,
L F. Iiadfir, of Nicholas county, a promiient
aspirant for the United States Marilialship
under Cleveland, J. J. S. Hassler
ind ex-Pelegate Aimstrong, of Jackson I
lounty, Hon. Charles J3. Hogg, of Mason I
jonnty, and Hon. Dave Leonard, of Par-1
tarsburg, are also hero. Wayne l'orguson,
>f Huntington, J. M. Hamilton, of Grantsrille,
lion. Sep Hall, of New Martinsville,
ludgo James Morrow, Jr., of Falrnont,
John 8. Carlile. of Clarks>urg,
R. S. Blair, of Ritchie county,
iSd. McDonnell, of Burton, and Mr. Ralpuinyder,
,of Kingw.ood, men who aro not
lero. for fun, are also in the city. This
neans something, but just what, both
Democrats and Republicans seem at a loss
o guess. It is suggested that the cauous
vill take a more oHese civil scrvlco form
joforo the matter ends?probably less.
The III ye i- uud Harbor BUI.
Washixotox, Jan. 12.?The House Comnlttoe
on Blvers ami Harbors completed
ho consideration o! the IUver ami Haibor
Appropriation Bill with the exception of
naking an appropriation (or the Missislippi
river. That appropriation Till be
ranaidered to-morrow and the bill probibly
will be'reported to the Home Tliursl*y
, , ;
Boiler Exploilon>
Charleston, S. 0., Jan. 12.?Tho boiler
n Fishburn's phospate work* near Jaekonboro,
exploded this morning, wreckn*
the works. Thomas, George Hiott,
uul Hansom Kdmonston, white, were ae iously
injured. Thomaa will probably
lie. Vive colored labor? were badly
iurt. ,
Ohio'. KflW S.crelnrjr o! Stat*.
Columbus, 0? Jan. 13.?General J. 8.
Robinson to-daj presented his resignation
o the Governor as member o( Gongresa
rum the Ninthipongreselonal District, and
it noon waa stfbrn In and entered upon
lis duties as Secretary o( State.
VThi gnat R&Tloiet Sale at McGllIln'a
r in full blasf It's a blitiard and no
i Timouon the state.
^ Accidents and Incidents In >Vo?t Virginia
and Vicinity,
It is more thin six months since a criminal
lias been placed in tlie Tyler count;
" Footpads and burglars ar > now operating
in Charleston. Several instances where
they hare been operating have been recently
reported by the papers ol that city,
Tito establishment of a tiro brick manufactory
is being agitated in Charleston. A
splendid bunk of ciay about a quarter of a
' mile from that town, situated 011 the Elk,
f has been discovered.
J. K. Foster, lot some timo past editor
[ of the Mason county Ontrite, baa levered
. his connection with that paper and accepted
a position on the Charleston Daily
Tom. The (Jaictte is now owned and ed
ited by Samuel C. Butler.
1 The llinton Herald says: Wo ore informed
by one of the largest and most successful
coal operators along the line of tlio
1 Chesapeake & Ohio railway, that the coal
trade is looking up, and that business in
that line has improved immensely in Uie
last thirty days.
The Ohio Valley Mutual Fire Insurance
Company, formerly the Woodslleld and
Steuuenville, of which lion. it. G. Richards
is President, and D. McCuuville, Jr.,
Treasurer, has been consolidated with the
Eagle Mutual Fire Insurance Company,
with headquarters at Mt. Vernon.
Tlio Harrison DemocraX says that a few
mornings since, before daylight, us Uoyd
liond, of Long Kun, was shoveling dirt
from the railroad track in a cut near his
home, of which he is watchman, a
large rock fell from the bank, knocking
him over, cutting a ?ash in his head and
otherwise bruising his head badly. Mr.
Waters, who wus with him at the time,
narrowly escaped being crushed also; he
rolled the rock ofl'Mr. liond, who was unconscious,
and carried him to his watch
box near by. The doctors consider him
in a very critical condition, his brain being
1ikllaihk bricks.
11IU ol News Cot>c?r?lii|[ 1'euplo nujt About
Mr. H. Koerner is still confined to liis
W. U. Cochran has'moved to East Liverpool.
John Kelly was getting along well yesterday.
John O'Donnel was able to be out of
the house yesterday.
Prosecuting Attornoy N. K. Kennon
was in town yesterday.
Miss Delora Osborne, of Mt. Bollevue,
spent Sunday with friends here.
A land slide delayed the narrow-gauge
train coming in yesterday forenoon.
Mr. Simpson, agent for the Missouri
Pacific lines, was in town yesterday.
St, John's pews have been re-let for
1885 at figures even better than last year's.
Alexander DuBois has had to have the
toe that was accidentally shot the other
day, amputated.
The Mayor fined John Hammoned ten
dollars and costs for misappropriating
money from S. Behr's till.
Another building association is proposed
for Beliaire ami the subscription books
are open for it. There are only three in
operation now and there is a good demand
for money.
Drs. Close and McClellan on Thursday
will examine the physical qualifications
of the three candidates who stood highest
in the recent examination for a west
Point appointment. The three are Wilson,
of Morristown; Bethel, of Freoport;
and McCauslin, of Steubenville.
A locomotive yesterday frightened a
dray horse near the B. & 0. freight office.
The driver, Morgan, rushed to the horse's
head when he was knocked, down and
both horse and dray passed over him. Before
the horse was quieted he had backed
the dray across the pavement and through
a window of Johnson's plumbing rooms.
ill VKit NKW8.
I Stage of the Water mid movements of llie
The river is still fulling steadily. iHc
| depth in the channel last evening was but
7 feet 10 inches. Business, except in a
local way, was extremely dull. Reports
from above last .night were as follows:
Pittsburgh, tf feet 7 inches and on a stand:
j Morgontown, 0 feet 4 inches and on a
stand; Greensboro, 13 feet (3 inches and
falling; Lock No. 4, 0 feet and on a stand;
Brownsviile, U feet and on a stand; Parkers,
4 feet 2 inches and rising; Hice's
Landing, 0 feet 0 inches and rising; Oil
City, 4 feet 6 inches and rising.
The George Lyle passed down with a
tow of coal.
The Minnio Bay has re-entered the
Ironton aud Huntington trade.
The Advance passed down light, but afterwards
went up with a tow of empties.
Capt. John Crockard.the efficient wharfmaster.
has been confined by sickness to
his boa, but he is now convalescing.
The Campbell's Creek Coal Company,
on the Kanawha, have erected a marine
railway at their works and will hereafter
haul out and repair their barges and boats.
, The Dan Kaine recently sunk a coal
boat at Merriman and grounded two
others, but succeeded in getting the latter
off. The sunken boat is not in the way
of passing boats, being out of the channel.
The Charleston Tiror* sayB: "Captain
tieatnenngton, ol the unio river towboat.
Dauntless, has been up among the coal
tipples, looking (or a trade {or his boat anil
barges. Both can find plenty to do if they
will come up to the mines."
Since the sinking of a tytfge of coal nt
the Bellaire bridge, which happened on
the "run" previous to the present one,
the towboats liavo had considerable
trouble at that point. Yesterday they
I doubled up in getting their tows through
until the George Lvsle came down and
! took her tow through the middle sr>an of
tho bridge with apparent ease. She let
her tow swing below and drifted herself
over the sunken barge.
Tho time is drawing near for tho departure
of. the Andes on her excursion
trip to New Orleans, and those intending
to go and who have not yet secured their
staterooms should do so at once by apply*
ing at Booth's boat store. The steamer
will leave on the 3rd prox., and will be
gone about ono month, seven davs of
which will bo spent in New Orleans,
affording all ample tlrno to take in tho Exposition.
The fare for the round trip,
which includes all meals and lodging
while gone, is but $50. ,
Turned on Ilia CoummoI,
BaitiXore, Jan. 12.?Several weeks ago
Daniel O'Neil was convicted of assault
with intent to kill Miohael J. Redding
who, be alleges, bad branded him ns spy
and traitor and had given away the secrets
ot the Irish dynamiters. Counsellor Rosenthal,
when O'Neil waa brought to court
to-day aaked tor a postponement of sentence,
as O'Neil was a monomaniac. As
soon as O'Neil heard the request he sont
for Bosenthal, and when that gentleman
appeared In front of the lockup O'Neil
hurled a bottle containing a liquid at him.
The bottle broke on the grating of the
door. Several pieces of broken glass struck
Rosenthal, cutting him luully. O'Neil
was handcuffed and taken back to jail by
several officers.
A oknuinx Alaska seal sacque, worth
, $360, baa a Bed Ticket marked 1250.
| E. M. McUilu.n it Co,
And Accouipllahea n Work of Bnln?Houaes
and U*rm Destroyed and Stock Killed*
Giant Oakn Twlated Like Saplings.
Valuable Formats Destroyed.
Moktgomkky, Ala., Jan. 12.?A cyclone
last night about 50 miles north of this city
swept down timber for tlio width of half
a mile. It came from the southwest and
west in a northeast direction. A number
of houses were blown down but
no one was killed., Trains on the south
and north roads wore delayed several
Macon, Ga., Jan. 12.?A cyclone passed
over the adjoining county of Jones at 12
o'clock last night sweeping everything in
its track. Large oaks wore twisted like
straws. One large orchard was destioyed.
The roof of R. I). Lester's dwelling house
house was a complete wreck and no rails
of the fences remain. Lester was thrown
against the mantle and slightly hurt. The
next place was George Pertiue's place,
where nearly all the houses were destroyed.
Corn and fodder were blown away.
The cyclone passed over to Baldwin
county, destroying everything in its path.
Dwellings,gin houses, barns, fences, horses
and mules were blown away. Several
persons were injured but no lives were
lost The roar of the cyclone was heard
distinctly eight miles away.
Sklma, Ala., Jan. 12?Specials to the
Timet to-night report a cyclone last night
passing through Hale, Perry and Bibb
counties this State. Great damage was
done to houses, fences and timber in its
path, about a mile wide. In Bibb county,
near Centreville, it is reported a man,
name unknown, was killed. Mrs. Masou
Iliad serious injuries. Several mills woro
wrecked. Near Randolph two mules
1 wero killed aijd strong houses away from
i its path shook so the Inmates thought the
Spanish earthquake hud come this way.
The damage to houses und property will
reach thousands of dollars. Timber
forests wore greatly injured, nearly ono
thousand trees lying within ono mile
across the road near Randolph.
A VSult to nN?\r OrlMiun Suncluin Without
New Orleans, La., Jan. 12.?At a quarter
past twelve o'clock great excitement
was causod 011 Camp street by tho rapid
tiring of pistol shots, bo rapid that some
thought a bunch of fire crackers was being
exploded. The firing took place in tho
Mascot office, 08 Camp street, upstairs,
between J. D. Houston,
State tax collector, and George Osmond,
editor of tho Mascot. It is also stated Robert
Brewster, State Register of Voters, accompanied
Houston,took part in the shooting.
Houston and Oaniond each rcccivt d
a pistol shot wound in tho hand. The trouble
was caused by an article in Saturday's
Mascotreflectingseverely upon Jodge W.!?.
Houston, brother of J. D. Houston.
Houston savs he called at the Mascot oillce
to punish Osmond; that he used a stick
and only pulled his weapon after Osmond
had drawn his. He received a shot in the
right hand, dropped his pistol and picked
it up with his left hand.
Osmond says: I was sitting at my desk
in tho oillce, when two men came up.
One of tliem was J. P. Houston and tho
other 1 know by sight but not by name.
Houston asked me if my name was
Osmond. I answered vtfs, aud ho struck
mo over the head with a club
and then pulled his pistol and started
tiring. I was hit in the right hand. There
were over ten shots fired. I fired two and
elint T-lmiat/in Tlio ?i?? ?til.
Houston kept shooting at Zennick, who
was throwing things at Jiim. I have not
the slightest idea as to what Houston shot
me for."
g. fft. gUCSlUiu & Go.
Red Ticket Sale
A I 0*
seal sacques,
Silk Cloaks,
Plush Cloaks,
Brocaded Cloaks,
In Circulars, Newmarkets and
Russian Circulars,
With a large line of the lower
priced garments fearfully reduced
in pricc. We will offer
to-day a large line of the above
with the prioes reduced onehalf.
Every Garment in our house
bears a Red Ticket.
Dress Goods.
Yesterday there was a boom
in these Goods. The sale continues
to-day and every day
until the stock is reduced.
tytg^Look lor the RED

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