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M1AHUBHKD AUGUST24.1852. .WHMMBft *LTA- ?^^''AVM0Ii^y.!.SEPrO,liaK^JS8T. ^ TTTTf
nmci Won, ao Itnil 37 rourteoiith Htreet,
Fou the eighth time a Yankeeyacht and
I Yankee crew have won the cup, One
ol these d?y? It will be ours (or keeps.
Good a boat ui ehe Is, the Thistle may
yrhlatlu for the cup. Are there any more
mysteries lyini? round tho Scotch Bhlp
St. l.?ui? to dome liersell proud in the
tho matter of decorations, J! tad the
description and make dome notes lor home
coaiuraption nut year.
'Xjjk I'/eoident lo to sue a considerable
part of the country as the train dashcB
along under tho cnrtaln of the night.
This will hi jpstlnl to his eyeo.
Only thoao who know 8t. Louie mud
know how very muddy it io when it is
muddy thero. Let us hope that to-day
tho boys may have axhauce to ohow.thompolvou
in tho big march. .
Tiiu Louisville woman who brings salt
for damages inflicted in tho Know Nothing
riot in that city a generation ago, is
Taking up a dead issue. Somebody will
gccuae her of waving (he bloody shirt.
It to estimated that in New York State
Jour out of every Cvo votes polled for the
Prohibition ticket will bo from the Republican
party. This will make the Democracy
arniie. Yet tho Democracy ia not
conspicuously a temperance party.
DkmociutS who Bay that Col. Fred
Grant was nominated on tho strength of
his father's nnuio forget that their own
Governor Hill nominated him for Quarantine
Commissioner. Governor Hill insisted
that Col. Grant was in every way
qualified to mako a good public officer.
Ir tho Boiufigleracontinue to use tho unsightly
but for thorn convenient bustle,
overy homo-coming tourist "who wears a
bustle will bo au object of suspicion.
Every object of special suspicion ia
searched with special care. If the lady
tourists turn their fashionable backs on the
fouatle, who will bo so poor to do it reverenca?
Tho bustle must hustle.
Skcrktauy Whitney is regarded as second
baat to Cleveland in casa it should
jraom that the President cannot be renominated.
Whitney has wealth, very handy
political associations, mora brains than
soma puople giva him credit for and knows
how to bo affable. And ho hails from
Now York. He is an abler man than
Hill and not a demagogue. But Cleveland
n... n.ft nfl^?
una tuu |iun un vaiu vj
The Ohio Democratic Association, of
Washington, has choaon B. 0. Balentine,
a Navy Yard omploye, to collect money
Irom department clorka for the Ohio
campaign. Mr. Balentine will be ably
assisted in Ma patriotic endeavors by
other public sorvanta. Every one of them
is liable to a.fine of $5,000 or not exceeding
throe vear3 in the penitentiary, or as
much of either or both as the Court may
decide will be'for tho public welfare.
The 'composition of tho Senate is disturbing
Democratic minds. At the opening
of tho Bession twenty-five seats will
be vacant. Three of these are contested,
This leads the Cincinnati Enquirer to propound
this query: "Now, would it not be
wiso for the Senate to pass upon the three
contested cases before they admit the
Wo should say it would be decidedly
othorwieo to stand aside the twenty-twc
whose seats aro not contested to await the
leault of the wrangle ovor the three seate
in Question, If this suggestion had turned
up in a comic almanac we could bob where
lho smile cornea in.
Ouu British cousins have tried hard and
nobly to take from us the championship
of the eeaa. Thoy built the Thistlo f31
this avowed purpose, and by all accounts
a splendid and beautiful thing she is. Bat
. in tho moantimo some building was going
on in tho United States.
Tho test ha3 been fair, it auytbing in
the Scotchman's favor, and the visitor has
lost. It may have been the yacht, or the
Bailing, or both that won the raca. The
thought that ticklea our national pride i?
that our flag ia still thore. If we could do
as well in tho commerce of the seas and
-jn the important matter of a navy, what i
people we nliould be, to be sure.
Kuuuir lu iinn Circles. ~
Pmfluonaii, Pa., Sept. 27.?Thero wei
a general rumor this morning that ar
xangomecsto had been almost completed foi
a coalition between tho Philadelphia ant
Obartiera Natural Gas Companies,
Tho rumor tool: the form ot a guarantee
of ten per cant to tho Ohartlors by the
Philadelphia Company, the lattor to take
charge of tho former's plant and manage
it. In other words, tho Ohartiors wai
eald to get an agreement vory aimllarii
outline to that given tho Penusylvania
Gaa Company by the Philadelphia.
Such an arrangement would bo a grea!
"benefit to the gas interests, and when it jf
known that it is no longer a mere rumor
as has eo often been the case, it cannol
Jail to strengthen the market for gat
shares. It would have a beneficial eflec!
in tho East ca woll as locally it the agree
ment was a good one to both companies.
A Victim of tho Kuow-Xothlng Hlota.
XouisyiLLE, Hi'., Sept. 27.?Mrs. Am
Trai.nor is preparing to bring suit agains1
the effy of Louisville for $3,000, with in
torest since August, 1855. The'claim ii
ior the destruction of her homo in tbi
"Bloody Monday" riota of that year
which prow out of tho bitter fight by th<
Know-Nothings, nupporting. Humphrej
Marshall for Congress against Genera
Pearson, who stood for foreigners' rights
The Kontucky Legislature passod au a.c:
soon aftor tho riots enabling the cily t(
settle claime of thoae who lost property fr
the riots, but Mrs. Tralnor's claim was no
Ifonm QRArros. Mass . Sant. 27.?Oir
ing to the failure ot a signal man lo g(
back /ar oaongh in a log near horo'thii
morning, a through freight train ran inti
a local, smashing fifteen cars and kilLin;
Joseph Lohn, a brakeman.
^ CouIdu'C Stand tho Fo|f*. v . ^
New Yoiik, 8ept. 37.?Nine of Buflali
Bill's Wild West Indiana arrived at Oastli
Garden this morning on the steams
"Wyoming. They could not stand tin
London fogs and were sent home.
G. A. 11 VETERANS
. DISAPPOINTED HY" TDK 11A.1X,
: ThoOrtmt I'imuU l'uilponcil Until To. day,
Crowd* HtUl Arrlvlng-Qramleit D#corn- .
tloiu nud IllumltmUotm Kvor Witneiaed?Cluaalp
About tho Order*
St. Louis, Sept. 2".?M?ny n votoran
and many a tit:23D broatbod u benediction
on the Signal Service wbon they
sought their coudirs last night.
"Oloar and cold" worn tbo special prognostications
that ths Acting Oblol had
caused to be specially toleRrapiied tu the
Mound OHy, and thoro wore rejoicings
over tbo nwnranca trom bo high r.n
aatbority tbat the unploaa.mt experiences
of yesterday wore not to bo repeated on
the day o( the great parade.
Alas I for the human hopes nail expectations,
whoa those sains people pooped
from beneath the crovlcos ot their tents,
or lilted tho b!ln is in their rooms at daybreak,
thin morning, it wr.i only to enconntor
a disappointment Unit made their
souls gink within them. Tho rain was
still falling, that kind ol a fogey, misty
Scotch Highland Bort of a rain that gets
in its work qalio as effectively aa a heavy
downpour, while heavy, leaden clouds
covered the sky. North, south, east and
went tho heavens woro scanned for some
indication ot a break, liut the clouds extended
in a solid mas.*, and not a single
bright Bpot could bu detected through
which a ray cf hope could psnetrato.
Overhead the raln-soakcd bunting hung
listless and demoralised with scarce
enough Hie to respond to the chilly, damp
breeze that tried ita best to galvaniz> the
emblems of welcome into some pojr
semblance of life and spirit. Beneath the
feet it was mud, and nothing but mud?
that kind of mnl in which, both as regards
quantity and quality, St. Louis enjoys
a monopoly. AUogotner tho outlook
was a wretched one for the tenB of thousands
of visitors who had gathered from
near and far, and still worse /or the veteran;,
who had proposed to make the
parade of to-day the most imposing and
memorable in the history of the order.
tutti.ij has sosir.riiisa to s\y.
Throughout tho night and early morning
trains wero arriving almost continuously
at the TJnion Depot, and a never
ending procession poured out of the
structure into tho darkneBS. It wan close
upon midnight when tho Iowa delegation
showed up at the La Oiede. General
James Tuttlo was among them, and ho
was instantly beseiaod by comrades who
wanted to know how true was the report
that he proposed to offer a resolution censuring
tho President. Gripsack in hand,
the Iowan bracad himRelf against a pillar,
and waited until the volley of queries had
ceased. Then he said:
"I won't say what 1 am going to do. I
did not como here to act like a hull in a
china shop, fori raised enough when
I was here before, I say thiB much, however,
that the people of St. Louis ou?ht to
bo greatly obliged to mo for what I did.
They can Bee by the Wheeline and Omaha
incidents what the feolingof the Grand
Army is toward Cleveland, aud if ho had
come here the devil would have been to
pay. X hoar that Black, Rosecrans p.nd a
lot of frienda of the Proaident are going to
offer a resolution coneurine JTaircbild and
mjBelf. Now we want harmony/but if
they undertako to bring politics into the
encampment we'll make them sick beforo
they get throngh. Thero are some people
who have been stoopiQg to some mighty
contempliblo things in persecuting me,
but let them look oat j inaide of a week
the people will thank me for what I have
done." Then tho veteran sought his
room and his couch.
MAY MEET IN JUNE.
An informal but highly important meeting
was held late last night at tho South,
em Hotel by a numbar of poBt officers and
, delegates of the Grand Army for the pur,
poae of advising with each other as to the
definability ot holding the next encampment
in June, 1S38. The fact that mauy
r accusations had beon maua to the effect
i that tho organisation was political in its
. character, rendered in the opinion cf
many, inexpedient to hold the encamp1
ment during the fall, when a Presidential
canvasrfwa3 at its height, and when thero
i would bs an unusually favorable opportunity
to distort individual expreaaioua of
opinion into oUieial declarations of the
, Grand Army.
L The mooting was well attended and in1
eluded mapy ot tho most inllacntial mem
bere of the order, Some were disinclined
i to make any allcw.ioa iu tho time of
holding tho encampment, res^rdipg the
' danger of political entanglements aa loo
; alight to be considered, but tho majority
took a dilfevent view of tho matter, holdt
ing that it would i\U <Jjjtrcci from the sueceES
of tbe encampment u tijp date of
1 meeting should bo advanced, and that ?;y
eo doing all danger of becoming involved
i iu political controversy would bo obviated.
. It was "accordingly decided that ^unobe
rprnmmflnrlBfl p.afhn dftto for the iiPilt fin
1 nual mooting. Wlion this detortpinaUoa
I was reached, a deputation called upon
i General Fairchild and acquainted Him
with the result of their delibarationa.
General Fairchild erproeaed his approval
of the proposed change, and etated that ho
wo&id support it in the encampment.' A
large number of delegates not preeont at
' the conference vera favorably Impressed
r with the plan, and tbeio U eyery probaI
bQity that it will be adopted.
THE l'AIlADE fuBTfONEl), '9
[ Aa early aa wren o'clock tho various
( pocta and department divisions com>
menced to aa^opiliJs at their reepective
! headquarter to torn* for tho parade, and
1 in every direction the air wrb filled yjth
the strains of the "jjtor 8p?nglwl Banner,'1
"Dixie," "Rally Bound tho Flpg,"
1 "Yankee' Doodle,": "Marching Throjjglj
1 GeorRia" and other old war ana patriotic
Aoove l\m mqaic and tho cheers of the
' crowds cotild bo the shouts of the
t commanding officers and tho ut&;dy fcrarap,
' tramp, tramp of tho 76101808. A& annul:
of the unfavorablo weatherit was proposed
to cat the line of march in half, reduce the
original four miles to two, over tho follow1
ing routs; Sjatii oo Vqttftii .atreet tc
t Chateau avenue; north qn Uroadway tc
. Washington avouno^ west on Washington
avenue to Fifteenth etre&t} south or
: Fifteenth to Olive street; eaat on Otivt
atreat to Twelfth street, wnere tho urani]
J rovieving stand ia located.
At thla jauclure,-how6ver,.the rainM
i grew heavier, and It H'Cfl finally dtcidei
to postpone the trend pavauo until tci
j o'clock to-morrow morning.
, YKTEIUNS DISiri'OlNTED,
> When it fm dccldad to postpono thi
' parado, meuaensor? ff8.ro at once dispatch
od on horseback to iniorn; iha dlfferon
posts which wero thon taking u]< tuei
(JositjOTS on tho cross atraata preparator;
, to /ailing Ulo line, bnt the crowded con
dition ci tho otreeli ?ado tho tusk a dltli
colt one, and thousand? fif [lie veteran
> waited in the rain until ion!; alter th
t hour at which the gnns ahould hav
boomed forth their signal for tho head c
the column to start.
When the fat of the postponement 78
3 generally known considerable diasatisla/;
9 tlon was expressed both by the comrade
r and visitors, and several ol the local post
9 with bands playing and colors Hying, mad
parades on tbeir own hook, to demoi
strata their Independence of the woatl
All the arrangements for tho Knca
raent are thrown out of gear by the cha
The delegates to tho convention h
Lean moving, also visiting dlflerent boi
to-day and oattllUK In their minds
best man for tho position of Gotninani
In Chief. General Sherman, it ia um
atood, has declined to accept the office
der any clrcumolniicee. It ia generi
conceded that he would he chosen with
opposition, if he would accept. Aun
other cindldttos there appears to be
material advantage, General Hlocu:
friends nro moving everywhere tnr.kin;
determined light. General Grler r
Major Warner draw /ram the samei
tion of country, both drawing from
West. Their frionda are buey, but nn
nni... ati i. i ?
mu luiuuciiniu iUHU uavo UrOURUl
Judge John P. Rao, and his candidacy,!
somewhat changed the calculation as
will draw itora all, Aiariy predict 'j
election of a dark horse or an indefk
GENERAL YAIRCU1LD HONORED,
At 7:30 o'clock this ovening the ai
on the staff of Ooinmandor-iu-Ohiof !
cinB Falrchlld assembled at the Qoneri
headqnartoro at tho Southern. Jlo
with their friends, and presented
him the badae of Poet (Joinmai
or-in-Ohief of tho Grand Army of
Republic. TUo gold unglu holda
its talons the rank badge surroun<
by a fringe of diamondo, and in
field lour large gans are set in sti
The star hanging from tho ribbon
studded with many gems, there
ing .seventy-one diamonds in
OamrAde John II. Cook, of Lafayette P
No. 140, of Now York City, a raomber
tho staff, raado the presentation. G
Fairchlld wag visibly affected.,' and
thanking his atatl* displayed his atta
ment to them and commanded their I
alty to tho Grand Army. While frioi
wore extending congratulations, Oomri
Cook, on behalf of the staff, presente
gold watch to Adjutant Gray.
To-night at 8 o'clock a grand recept1
was given the Veterans by tho citizens
St. Louis at ths Merchant's Exchan
The Mayor delivered an addreaa of w
come, and was responded to oIoiiuod
by Gen, Fairchlld. Speeches were mi
by Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, Gen. Shern
Wonderful KQecta Produced by Illnwi:
tlons nod Dccoratioim.
St. Lquib, Sept. 27.?The illurainat
aud decoration of the.city surpass even I
wonderful effects prodacod last ye3r d
ing the Triennial Conclave. Tho plan 1
been somewhat altered and moro var.
and beautiful, effects created. Fou:
street for cme mUo is extremely picfc
etquo. Although it baa not so many
the great arches that span Broadway, t
is moro than offset by the variegated ch
acter cf the lights. Rsd, white and bl
predominate in tho erchos that lino I
sidewalks, but in the higher clusters tl
project from cross pipes green, orange a
rose-colored globes are scattered by t
thousands. Looking up and down 1
blazing street one can scarcely believe I
magnificent spacbucle was wrought by 1
Broadway, from Olark avenue to ChrL
avenue, -vies with Fourth street in b
liancy end magniiicence. . In the cental
every block is a great arch, with .400 (
ored lights, that spans the streot." Ma
of tho arches are surmounted by desit
of the corpa badges, in the division colc
Besides this, the walks on both sides
the atreot are covered with a network
gas pipes, from which spring thousand!
lights, fiBhioned into numberless artie
designs. On Broadway and ^Vaabingi
avenue is tho great Lincoln memorial ar
It is constructed of cathedral glass, s
surmounted with tho dead President p
trait. There axe alao many costly priv
illuminations along Broadway. Of 1
streets running west, Olive stroefc b
Washington avenue compare favora'
with Fourth aud Broadway. Tho 01
street arches are particularly brilliant, ?
aro trimmed off with vast clusters of c
ored lights that lend a fairy-like aopsal
A UNIQUE DISPLAY.
A nnonial Alant.rin licriif. flfanlaw rm Ol
street, in front of tho exposition, is so:
thing unique, and charmed tho visit
thousands. Washington avenuo is j
fectly dmling. This stroot is eighty f
wide, and arched for a mile west from 1
bridge. The moat beautifql of these gr
arches are tho Lincoln memorial arch o
the Laclede Gas Company's. Tho dea
of the pas company is a triple span
graceful proportions covered with mu
colored lights. Franklin avenne, Loc
street, Pine otrcot and 8ixth Btreet ;
beautifully illnminated. Altogether ei|
mile of stroeto are illuminated, and I
consumption of ga9 per hour is 190,(
feet. The value of the gas for the ent
week is placed at $30,000, and is furnisl
free. There are 75,000 multi-oolored glol
Tho decoration of the court house
vary attractive. The main entijtaces
Broadway and fourth streets are hidd
from viow by an immense castellated an
6tanding between two towers and ci
nected with them by galleries. The an
way is ^1 /eet wide and 33 Jeet hi|
Along tho facades sra displayed t
badges of tho twenty-three army por
with a keystone G. A. U. badge. Tho I
I ter is 12 feet by 4. From the Qourt hot
gables streamers and Q. A. R. colors k
softening tho hard linos of the vorand
Tho massive dome of the court house
, fashioned into a gigantic bouquet of tre
Interlaced with flags and bunting. Fn
the side galleries the flags of all nati<
i The moat imposing arph on Fon
, stroot is the Grant memorial arch,
intersection ot Locust street. The arcl
1 surmounted by a cathedral glass porb
of the Goneral that is considered the m
i boautiful bit of street decoration ever o<
111 the po^ntry. Its dimensions are sev
1 teen |eot ieqaare, aijd eome idea of
i magnitude tfcay fye obtaino<2 Irom the!
i fchul IfnOOO noparato pieces of glass v
used in its eouotrnction. Kvery cojo
' the rainbow is* wrought lu thfa dapal:
' design, and when illuminated
the effect 18 brilliant
beyond comparison. - The portrait ii
equestrian style. Tiio Qengral in iqj
oented on a handsome bay liorao, a he
military cloak thrown loosely oyer
shoulders, and a pair ol field glasses in
ri?ljt h?nd. In the background Ib a i
i tantoaaiioundodwitlj pieces ol brol
artillery. Draped' gra'celnlly qt each i
' is the American Sag. The whqle pi
l weighs 4,000 pounds, and is illumiua
by thirteen Bfnah arc lights and twei
' live incanilescsnt lights. At thebotl
\ ol .the piece 1b the illuminated Insc
tion, Us Havo Peace."
Oouoslle the Vlanter'c Hocno. nnFmi
3 street, Is the "Railroad areb," erected
the lands contributed by the railroi
" The arch 1b surmounted , in jet work <
massive locoinotlvo. Thero are 600 j
r ftud when lighted the locomotive appt
7 to bo going n}i futy Bpeed. A genulnB'
hangaln ita plaeo and &n ebctricili
- answers lor a headlight. Smoke
a steam are conveyed to the design thro
3 pipes from the Planter'a House ani
o night tho o/Tect ia very startling.
? The largest arch in the cjtyia the Gr
Army arch on Twelfth streot, at the in
a section of Olive street. Twelfth stree
i* thio point ia 120 feet wide and the g
a arch rlooc from the center of the thoroi
a faro and epana Olive stroot at a heigh
e 60 feet. It is modeled after the l"re
t- "Arc do Triomphe,'' end i? a moflfc bei
Lior. lul nouvenlr of the encampment. This
m])- arch Is appropriately decorated with trtd^o
colored bunting anil the corps budget. On
tb? top at oach side two large flntc polee
stand with the stars and stripes Ilium to
ave tho broczD. Beside the arch Is the,reviewlies
tko Q. A. It. lliaTOltV.
lor- Kow tllo Orilsr \vu? HlnrUtl?KtiGnuiplTCflllU
ler- and Uuwmamteri.
u?" To Illinois belongs the honor 0/ orJJJJ
gaaltlng the ilrst Grand Army Post,
jhk Wisconsin has recontiy put in it claim
no (or priority, but precedent and evim0
donco are against her. Tho creator o(
[nJ tho great organization that now embraces
icc- 300,000 nion was Dr. llonjamin F, Stephen-1
the son, ol Decatur, III,, who served as surlet.
goon ot the Fourteenth Illinois Infantry, I
uui ue suggested tho.idea to lila comrades in
iins February, 1800, ami It was bo well thought
ho of that, ou April (1,1880, Tost No. 1 was
:he o/fjanized ot Decatur.' It hail 43 charier
lite momkere, and among them Maseru. Coltrln
and Pryor, proprietors ol tho Decatnr
Tribune. and, their compoeitoie. It was
, fonndea on a constitution written by Dr.
" Stephenson, and Boon alter Pint No. 2
was organized at Hprlngfleid, and others
al'H were quickly instituted throughout tho
to] West. Tho First National Encampment
,o' wai held at Indianapolis, Novombnr 20,
ml. 18U0. Ton States .woro represented, aud
[l,0 the plan oi organization w." enlarged aud
|n eome important resolutions adopted.
]0j The National EncainpmontB havoheen
tl,e held In the following cities:
irH lftCtl?.,:......^ludliuiapr>liH|lS77 Vrovldeuco
7n 1W7 ... . Nono 1878 tiprtugtlclil, Maui
, 10 1S4S M...t'hltUilelphlft 1879 Albauy
be* lS'VJ Cincinnati 1K80..?.? Dayton. 0
oil 1870.. ?Wa.sttluRlou 1841. Indianapolis
"A 11,71 tsw- UHltiiaoro
?*\ 1H712 Cleveland 1883 -Denver
' 01 li7U New Havcu 188-1 Minneapolis
Bn. JS7I .liam?biiig 1885 ...... I'orUiud
1876 Chicago iSiC Sail Frimclsco
}n 1876 1'lilladelphla
j * The only cities honored with two en ,*
cainpments are Indianapolis and Ph.Ua(}?
If? The list ol Commandera in Chief coma
. Stephen A. Ilnrlbnt, Illinois?1S0G,
l?Jl John A. Logan, Illinois?1'CO. *70.
? A. E. BurDBlde, Rhodo Ialauu?1871, '72.
Charles Dovoub, Jr., Maaaachueetta?
'Si 1873, '73.
ii John P. Hartranft, Pennsylvania?3875,
ian John 0. Robinaon, New York?1877, '78.
William Earnahaw, Ohio?1879.
Louis Wagner, PonnBylvank?1880.
Georprt 8. Merrill, Massachusetts?1S81.
Paul Vandervoort, Nebraska?1832.
i ? Robert B. Baath, Pennaylvania?1883.
ton John 8. Kountz, Ohio-18S4.
tho S, S. Burdett. Washington, D. C ?1885.
nr- Lucina Fairchild, Wisconsin?1SSG,
las THE WOMAN'S RKL1KF CORPS,
led Second only in Importance to the Grand
rth Army iteelf is the Woman's Relief Corps,
organized at Denver, July 23, 1883. The
a5f organization waa effected under a call Irom
Commander-in-Chief Paul Vandervoort,
ii requesting the various societies of women
Jr" working for tho Grand Army to assemble
Z* and unite in forming a national aasocia?
tion, auxiliary to tho Grand Army ol the
Ropublic. In taking this sten tho f!nm
j"J mander-in-Ohief carried oat tho provisiona
of the resolution adopted at the
;PjJ Fourteenth National Eocainpment, held
? in Indianapolis in 188L and which read as
. liesolred, That we approve of the project
J|f of the organization of tho Woman's
. J National Relief Corps.
, , liesolved, That Buch Woman's Rslief
?" Corps may use under each title the words
'Auxiliary to tho G. A. K."
The Denver convention waa a notable
' r; assemblage of women, representing t wen,
? j ty-six organizations. Mrs. K. Florenco
Batker, President of the Dopartment of
l?I Masaachusotto, was the principal 6spoton
nont relief corps idea. It was to be
nh a BQcrok organization modeled after tho
inci ?lxteon States were represented
?u ar.d it waa decided that all loyal women
?5* should bo eligible, independent of their
. ? relationship to soldiers. Mrs. Barker waB
j elected National President and Sarali E.
IJjJ Fuller Secretary. Tho organisation spread
\J? rapidly, and now every State and TorriIn
1 ^oa *s represented and tho
!?? membarship this year is put at 40,000,
." Tho third convention of the Woman'a
1 Belief Goros waa hold in Portland, Mo., in
June, 1885, and waa addressed by a number
of tho prominent oflicials in the G. A.
wo R. . It wa3 during this year that tho order
ne- experienced a wonderful growth. The
|n? total membership at the date of tho convention
waa 18000,again of nearly 13,l0J:
000. The number of corps hod increased
from 132 to -172, and $13,038 87 had bson
ill expended in charity, and a largo relief
land on hand.
It ia estimated that there are 10,000
k1; members of the, Woman's Relief Corps in
ixj tho city. Their headquarters at theSouthI
em is the moat popular headquarters in
JJ? the city, due chieliy to the good work ac
"v"I compllsheu by the lccal ladlea' coiamltteo.
jv? The snnaal convention will be held VVedjjjjj
neaday in Harmonic Hall.
jj.0 the l&yal legion.
ied Among the military bodies that are
icq largely repressntod here is the order of
the Loyal Legion, which will havo & ro*?
union in the latter part of the week.
on There are fiftoen commanderice, and they
ion have secured headquarters at tho Lhidell
c?1i Hotel, and will welcome all companions.
3Q* The Legion waa founded in Philadelphia,
April 16, 1S65, and ita purpose is to
IW Btrengthen the tiea of fellowship formed
by comradeship in arms, and to maintain
PBi national honor, unity and independence.
The order is divided into three clasaoa.
T|ia first is open only to commissioned
officers of the war whoao records arts witbia?*
out a blemish. These are called Oompan1
19 ions of the First Glass. Companions of the
es' Second Olaas mu3t ba male descendants of
om those of the first class, and ou the death
308 of a Companion Qf the First Claea through
j whom eligibility waa derived, a CompanTt"
ion of tho 8econd Glacs.riscs to the decetl}Q
1? Oompanlonshlp in the Third 01aa3 ia
ra'J confined to those gentlemen in civil life
ioat -^ijo Were especially distinguished forconaeQ
Bpicnoua and consistent loyalty. General
e.n* Hancock waa for many yeara the ranking
it8 officer of thia order, and after his death
Scfc General Sheridan was phoson Commander
in Cbief. Colonel l^elaon Oqlo, an old
f ?' regular army officer,ia the Ooiamandor of
tho Miaaouri Department.
The Witr Governor*,
i St. Louis, Sept. 27.?The war Governore
are represented by the following gen)ie*
tlemen: Governor Sprague, Rhode Island;
ivy Governor Fletcher. Missouri; Governor
jjia Oglesby, Illinois; Governor I31air, MichihiB
gau; Goveruora Crawford anil Carrey.
row Kansas; Governor 8auudera, Nebraska;
ten Governor Parker, New Jersey; Governor
.wig fynitb, Vermont; Governor LawiB, WiaejL
ponsin: Governor Pierpont, West Virte(l
giniaj Moyeriiors Stanford ai*d Jjaw. Oalr
l4y. llornia. ,
Tho vonerable Hannibal Hamlin, the
tjp. only living Vico President, ia a conaplcuous
ilgare at headquarters.
ilth the BANQUET.
by . l'he annual banquet of tho delegate^
Jj and oftlcers will take place at the Liadoll
eta, Hotel Tharaday night. Colonel D. P.
jars Dyer, of St. Louie, will deliver an address
bell ol welcome, which will bo responded to
Ight by General Fairchild. The following
und ton&ta vill then come in the order named:
ujzh "Oar Country/'
1 at "Tho Preaident ol the "United States,"
"Tho Army and Navy,"
and "The Volunteer Amy." 1
iter- "The Grand Army of the Republic.'*
t at MThp Soldiers I)ead."
reat "The Cabinet."
irIi- "The War Governors."
t of I'The Loyal Women."
inch These will bo followed hy volunteer
THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
the amkiucan sloop wins
In tho Grand International Yacht ItnceA
Grcut OcoaMoit-?ThouiamU Wltneia
It?The Hootch Colter Complete)/
Knocked Out la tho FIrat llound.
Nkw Yobk, Bept. 27.?Tho Scotch cut.
tor Thlstlo and the American sloop Volunteer
have mot In tho first 1887 contott
for tho Amorlci'ii cup, and tho Volunteer
beat the foreigner so bail that tho lattor's
most onthuslastlc champions hare only to
Bay that something inexplicablo is tho
matter with the Tliistio, It was a great
day. The people who wont down on tho
threo hundred steamships, rlror steamboats,
Lugs, steaiu yachts, sailing yachts
and boats improvised for the occasion,
numbered oaiilv 50.000. Thnv nnsnrnrt
an area of fifty or more acres on the wa*
ter, aud they kept up a noise throughout
tho race that startled tho , peoplo who
came from Europe to boo the event.
From early morning there was no sign
of* breeze, and a dirty haze hung over
the water,, lndicativo of a continuous,
thick atmosphere and a poor view of the
race. With, favorable surroundings, the
raco would havo been started at half-past
10 o'clock this morning, hut at that hour
thero was not air enough to blow a match
out, and tho judges on Commodore Garry's
Electra waited to Btart the racers until
there should a chance of getting the
boats over tho course within the preEcribod
seven hours. That appearanco did
not come until noon. * At that time a
ripple came over the water from southward
nnd eastward and a signal woa given
to clear the coarse. The Thistle and Volunteer
had come put from their respective
anchorages. The Thistlo moved about
in a very lively fashion ia the light air.
She appeared to take much ploasure in
running past nnd around the Volunteer,
which she did several times, nnd every
timo met with loud approbation from the
admiring spectators, all of whom Beemed
confident and willing that she should win
the lirat rsco.
At 12:29 the Eloctra fired the preparatory
guu and at 12:30, the gun to Btart.
After that the yachts had live minutes to
cross tho lice. If either had taken longer
than five-minutes, her tiaie of start would
have been registered at the expiration of
tho 117b minutes. The boats crossed as
Thietle?12 hoars, 33 minutes and G
Volunteer?12 hours, 34 minutes and 58
a walkovkk race.
The Thistle not only bad the noarer position
when the order to start waa given,
bnfc ebo also wont through the water the
factor. She got'over the lino 1 minute
and 52 seconds ahead. Tho eight miles
an hour wind waa' then from the southBoutbeaat,
and tho yacts had to sail close
on the wind. They went over on the port
tack, and at occc tho Volunteor began to
overhaul the Thistle. The first tack
waa in toward Clifton, Staten Island,
and on that tack of fifieon
minutes or less tbo Volunteer
showed a superiority over
tho Thistlo in weather that had been
written down as the foreigner's be6t. That
left no doubt of tho result. The Volunteer
went by the cutter as though the latter
was anchored, and she stayed in front
to tho ond.. It was no .longer.a race. It
was a procession. Tho' wind varied in locality
and strength, and sometimes ono
boat had it when the other did not, lJut
the average made things ' pretty noarly
even. Tho roeUlt was a most decisive victory
for tho Amaricau sloop, beating,
stretching and rnnning with free sheets.
The Volunteer outsailed the Thistlo.
The Volunteer beat tho Thistle 19 minutes
and 29 seconds. After the race Mr.
James Call, principal owner of the Thistle,
said he was not at all satisfied with tho
reeaU. Tho Thistle, he declared, had
never moved so slowly through the wator.
He wao of the opinion that there was
"something wrong with the cutter's bottom"
and she would bo hauled out of water
to-morrow with a view toward finding
out what it was. He did not
consider that a raco had been sailed for
that reason and because tho wind was bo
? i.. ?
uiiuuft' AIIU i umuiuor i.'i.uu UBU 106
advantage of a brseza that the Thistle did
not.feel. Brides, the exoaraion boats
swashed tho Thiotle to a damaging extent.
Captain Barr, of tho Thistle, held the
same viewa. He said that some ol the
crew had been notitiod anonymously that
the cutter'a bottom had teen "doctored,"
and the truth would be ascertained before
Thursday, tho day of tho next race.
Captain Bnrr said he had sailed the
Thistle every time she had been out and
he never knew hertogiva bo badly on the
General P*iino and Mr. Edward Burgess,
of tho Volunteer, took the victory quietly,
but very happily. Captain llaff aaid that
tho feasor* that tho Thistle aaiiod so much
faster than his vessel before tho Btart was
that the Volunteer aid not have her centre
board down on account of the shallow
water inBide buoy 18. t>..
The Ituco Aflocta lload Offering)!.
WAamsaTOX, Sept. 27.?Tho offerings of
bonds to tho Government to-day up to
noon amonnte/l to $207,350, of which
$233,000 were 4 $3 nnd $6-1,350 4 per centa.
The light offerings aro oaid at the Treasury
Department to be due to the fact that
very little business ia being done in New
York to-day on account of the yacht race.
A GLOOMY CROWD.
Anarchists Dejected Over tlie Removal ol
Neobe to tli? Penitentiary,
Chicago, Sopt. 2?.? Tho Anarchists
wore very blue this morning bccaaso of
tho suililon removal ol Ojcar Neebo to JoHot
They woulJ not talk ol tlio matter, nml
were apparently deeply affected by the re-,
minder of the nearness of their own punishment.
Netljj'a brother and an expreaaman
came around at 9 o'clock and.
gathered the convict'a belonginga together
and carried theiu away. The only othor
vlaitora wtro Mra.Eogel, Mrs. Fischer and
Miss Van Zindt.-.
Up to to-day tho actual retnrns on the
petition for clemency to the condemned'
ed Anarchist, aa far as they have been
turned in to'tho Secretary of the Amuesty i
Association, ohow about 15,000 Bignaturea.!
On the list ior preachers are the names of
two prominent Jewish divines.
The postponed hearing of the charge
against tyrs. Parsons for violating the city
ordinance prohibitiju the deatribution of
hand bills on thestreeto, took place before
Justice Lyon tnis morning. He imposed
a fine of $5, bnt immediately suspended
it, and Mra. Parsons, went away looking
CjlAIJNCKy ll. DEt'KW
Arrive* from Europe?Talks About Euro*
]i can Toll tics, ,
New YoBK.Sspt. 27.?Ohauncoy M. Dop5W,
1'roBidont ot tho NewlYork Central
Railroad, arrived hero to-day from Kuropo
on the steamer Elbe. The English people,
bo Bald, wore very anxious to know
what America intends to do. They wonder
why Americano sympathise with tho
Irish people in their Btrngglo for Homo
Rnlo, whon they wonld not ollow the
Sontbern States to separate from the
Union. Tho Homo Rulo question, he
said, was the all Important topic in
England, II Mr, 0 lads tone Uvea
lor a lew yean, tho Home Kalo cius
I Is euro to win, as iio had til
KngUsh m?tcm won over to'the caune, Mi
Dopow stated that Mr, Blaine was nn
working (or tho nomination (or the Prool
dency. Talking ol the proepect ot a wa
b'tween Franco anil Germany, Mr. So
pew Bftld that both coantrlen wets no fall}
equlppod (or war aa they could be, anc
tho fighting spirit had not only seized th<
eoldiera but even tho nmaaosolthe poo
?le who were backing un the soldiers,
he railroad system In Europo, hesalu
wag about one hundred vuara bohlni!
America. American manuftcturora were
competing favorably with the komn man'
ulacturera in Jiogland ami Germany,
A T-Kimiltl.H W11KCK.
Over Thirty l'A?ntiUB?r* Injured?A Unit
Truck Gnuits It.
Jackson, Tass., Sept. 27.'?One o( the
worst wrecks that ever occurred on the
Mobile & Ohio railroad happened about
two miles south ol this place this morning.
An entire passenger train, except tho englno,
was hurled liom a trestle whilo running
forty-five mltoa an hour, and over
thirty poreons were injured, though, by
what sseraa almost a miracle, none wore
killed. The coaches wero thrown forty
leettrom the track and some turned completely
over. Tho econo waa almost Indescribable,
women and children ecreamIng
(or help anil release from the closed
cara. All woto. hnwnvnr. l-aonnoil nnd
medical aid summoned. Dr. J. U. Crook,
ol Jackson,-wis on board and waa slightly
injured; limine Master Ira Perkins,
ot Jackson, waa injured internally, and
has been unconscious all da;; bis recovery
is doubtfnl, J. B. Jones, mall clerk,
ot Jackson, had his right shoulder torn
loose and received other injuries; H. D.
Drew, ot St. Lsuls, had his nip and heed
cut; M. A. Meek?, wile and child,of
Jackaon,sustained slight injuries; Stephen
Rosenburg, ol Trenton, Mo., waa badly
hurt; his wife received spinal injuriea;
M. D. Johnson was bidly hurt and bruised
; W. E. Neal, oi Birmingham, Ala, was
badly hurt; his wlto was Bllghtly injured.
About twenty more were injured, but
none seriously. Ono hundred yards of
the track was torn up and the trestle torn
down. The breaking oi a truck and a
bad track are the causes given lor the
AgaltiHt tlio Colored People.
Fort Scott, Kab , Sept. 27.?The decision
in tho mandamus proceedings brought
by the colored people of this city to compel
| the Board ol Education to admit the
I colored children to tho white schools
| was rendered yesterday by Judge
French, and the writ of manda
mus was uonieu. xne wmto people are
jubilant and the colored people are disappointed
and angry. The colored membar
of the Hoard of Education, Mr. Leemore,
declared that in spite of the decision the
colored children will mako another attempt
to invade the white echools. What
tho reault will be remains to he seen, A
motion for a new hearing was made by the
colored neople'a counsel, but was overruled.
Notico was given that an appeal
to the Supreme Court would be taken.
Working Agalout Powderiy.
Chicago, Sept. 27.?Delegates to the
annual Convention of the Knights of
Labor, which will meet at Minneapolis
next Monday, aio beginning to arrive
in this city. Most of- tbom have
to pass through Chicago from the east and
many will stop over for a day or two.
The radical wing, which has its
center of operations in this city is using its
opportunity for ail it is worth for the parpose
of making converts against Mr. Powderiy.
The radical leaders are now concentrating
their efforts upon the friends
of the prooent Genoral Executive
Board. They are preparing for an
attempt on tho part of Mr. Powderiy to
dofend himaeK againBt all charges
by putting tho blame on the Executive
Board. If that is done
the radicals expect to bring the friends of
the Executiva Board into line against Mr.
Powderiy, and they are now working on
Cilusrt Men Against Contract Labor..
Pittsburqii, Pa., Sapt. 27.?The American
Hint battle and window glass workers
of the country have formed an organization
to prevent the importation of contract
labor. They have raised a fund of $50,000,
which will be used in the proaocatioa
of any manufacturer who attempts to imi
port contract labor. Another attempt to
settle the window glass strike will be
madeto-morrow at a conference of the manufacturers
and workmen to bs held in
i Pittsburgh, Pa;, Bent 27.?The ntrike
at the American Iron Works of Jones &
Laughlin has ended fworably to the
strikers, and .work will be resumed in ail
departments in the morning.
I Accidents and Incident# In Went Virginia
TheShepherdatown Ilegittcr ia forty yoara
Seventy-five koga is said to be "Weston's
weekly consumption of beer.
Up to this time tho State Board of Examiners
havo ieaned nearly forty State
Rev. G. W. Riainger dropped dead in
an apoplectic fit, at bis home inPreBton
| county, a few days ago.
Captain Bon. Hall, of "Williamatown, is
contemplating tanning a steamboat beI
tween Marietta and Matamoras.
F. Q. Burt, Jr., of Mannington, has deI
parted with hia family for Findlay, Ohio,
: where he will locate and go into business.
Senator-elect Faulkner was forty years
old last week. It is not stated that he
received any birthday present from Dan1
iel B. Lucas.
L A fire near "Weston destroyed the resiI
donee of Edward Dargan. Loss, $2,000
and no insurance. The inmates escaped
with great difficulty.
The Moorfield Examiner nays: A fine
large deer came into Mr. Kuykendall's
field, next to town, on 8aturday evening
last. It went back to the mountains on a
Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs, E. O.
Bush, living near ttie Roane county line,
wero attacked by robtjora, who shot and
seriously wouudedboth of them and carried
away $40 in money.
A vein ol coal an inch thick yields
125 tons; a lorty inch vein yiolds
5,000 tons, lesa the coal which ie left for
"supports." In the New Elver region the
royally is ton cents per Ion.
The management of the Kingwood Railway
intend to pnrchoee several acres of
land near Howeaville for the purpose ol
making a paik. Excursion trains will be
ran during the summer season.
Two ladies, Miss Balle Barrows and Virginia
Springer, each carried oat a keg ol
powder from a burning store during tbe
New Martinsville lire. The kegs were hoi
and they put wet rags on tbem to cool
Ponsions hara been issued to the following
West Virginia veterans: Hoary B
Hubbard, ol Wheeling; Henry Dunk, de
ceased, of Grafton. A penalon has a lac
been issued to William Goon on accounl
of his services in tho Mexican war..
Q. A. HsrABD.EiQ , South Boston, Mass.
i was cured of Bait Kbeum by Palmer'!
. Skin Success. At drug store of McLaii
n NKW Y01IK UHMOC1UT8.
'* Tim HUto CullvfliilUtu nt HamtiiB* Largely
' AUtndftl. ?
j S.iiutcba, JJ. Y., Sept 27.?Tho day
, oponed cool and foggy, but with a promico
o! eaa and warmth liter.
' The aummor vlsltora liavo all Hjd and
the Democracy literally hare postosalon oI
. the town. There la scarcely a lady to bo
seen on the street.
I Bnrilom to-day presents another marked
contrast to tho Saratoga of two weeks ago.
. Then the crowd aeeraod to be more or less
poverty-stricken, and It was oponly assorted
that the ono day convention was duo
totliolacl. To-day, however, the opposite
la the truth. The Bilk hat, the cigar,
tho gold watch and chain, everywhere
evidences^! money enough and a willingnets
to spend It, la apparent on all hands.
n,..!.. ...... 1 ? -< -
?. T. vy nuvnD OJSV uvl o oiuguj UAUU U1 U1UBIC
wo In torn sxcopt the small orchestras as I
hotel attractions; to-day tliero aro dozenn,
At 10:30 tlio delegations tram Troy, ;A1bany,
and other near at hand placoa came
marching through the town with caoorta
and headed by splendid band;.
Tho convention mot in Caoino Rink, and
at hali post 12 tlio gavel fell. Dr. Daily
Harrlck called the convention to order
and nominated George IUlnou temporary
chairman, The motion was carried unanimously.
The following planka on the liquor
question have been presented by tho German-American
Citizens' organization ol
Now York for submission to the Committee
First?While wo recognlzj tho ovilo ot
intemperance and tho necessity ol regulating
by law the sale of intoxicating
liquors, wo are (or such excise legislation
only which la reasonable and practicable
and therefore effectual.
Second?Sunday being a civic day ol
rest, we dcclaro that a guarantee ol the
enjoyment of this rost to each individual
without interfering with the rights and
religions idsas of others ehould bo tho underlying
principles in all luture Sunday
At 1:45 r. m. the convention took a recess
until 3 o'clock. The greatest interest
is manifested in the rejection ot tho Irving
At 3:20 p, m. Chairman Raines rapped
tho convention to order. Thoro were not
fifty delegates in their places. SherlfT
Grant, ot New York, moved that as the
Committee on Contested Seats would not
bo ready to report until a late hour, that
the convention tako a rocesi until to-morrow
at 10 o'clock, and the motion was carriod.
TIIK MARYLAND SITUATION.
Probabilities That Lite State Will Go Republican?Valr
PjTrsuuKGH, Pa., Sept. 27.?A Washington
epecial Bays: There is (more daylight
on the political horizon for the Kepabli*
cane ot Maryland than .there has been at
any time since they met their Waterloo in
1807. For twenty years Gorman and hia
gang hare ruled the State. Their ruling
has been bo arbitrary and their methods
so disgusting that at last the respectable
eioment in the Democracy of Maryland
has determined to cast oft the incumber,
Gorman, -with all that that name implies.
No one can have an idea of the stench
which arises from the corruption in Maryland
politics. Thieves, cut-throats, jail
birds aud ballot-box staffers absolutely
rule everything, Ttaore has not been an
honeat election in Baltimore for fifteen
years, bat this year the citizens aro determined
that there shall be a fair vote and
and an honest count. A few months
ago a reform league was organized and
money subscribed to banish the tricksters
who have controlled tho elections
in tho paet. This movement
hoe been fostered and aided by almost
the entire Baltimore bar, and within
the ranks of the independents are the
leading Democratic business men of the
Monumental Oity. Among the names of
the most prominent are bankers, merchants,
ship owners, and, in fact, respectable
business men of all classes. Thoy
have succeeded in convicting not less
than ten of the men who have raped the
ballot boxes, and they have a great many,
more under indictment. Gorman and hia
henchmen?for Gorman is all powerful in
the State of Maryland?have put up a
State ticket of respectable figureheads, but
the platform upon which these dummies
are to make their fight ia entirely at variance
with, the views of the citiz3ns of
Maryland, who are anxious for clean politics.
The Gorman faction refuoes to pay
attention to the warning, of tho better
element of the Democratic party, and as a
result the leaders of the independent
movement informed tho Republicans that
if they would nominato clean men and
adopt a platform such as was desired,
I Which Bhould eive a dIpcIwa Hint an ulon.
tion law baaed on that in operation in N ew
Yorir, shoold ba tho first legislation act
they would vote for and support tho ticket,
The Republicans complied with the request
of the Independents and tho result
ia that the latter promise that tho ticket
shall be elected. The corre&pondent
BpBnt several honra in Baltimore yesterday
looking into the situation. He saw
twenty or thirty ol the leading Independent
Democrats and was assured by tliom
that thoro will be at least eight thousand
votes, usually Democratic, cast for tho Republican
ticket in Baltimore alone. As
tho Democratic majority in that city does
not exceed sixty-live hundred, at the
least, it will readily be seen that if the
Independents can keep their promise they
have only to secure a count of the vote to insure
tha election of the entire Republican
ticket, Mr. "William -M. Marbury, a leading
member of the Baltimore bar, who
baa been a Democrat all his life, voicod
the sentiment of tho Independent party
when he stated that an attempt to tamper
with the ballots of the Independents this
vaay QTAnlfl * ? ~"
Hi/Uku vu>wi?u; IGRU fit/ UiUUUaU<JU| (id
each and every man among them ia determined
that the ballots shall be counted.
SUFFOCATED IN A "WELL.
A Man Lonea Ills Life While Saving Another,
Joliet, Ii?l | Sept. 27.?Abraham C.
Hartley lost hie life yesterday at his farm,
near here, while eaving the life of another.
A well waabalng sunk on his placo, and
coming to a bod of rock at the depth of
twenty-live feet, Oharlea Kaehlert, of this
city, who was doing the digging, fired a
blast of dynamite in the well to break the
rock. JL few moments after tho discharge
Kaehleit descended tho well and called
oat that ho could hear water bubbling,
but almost immediately he bogau groaning
and calling for help. Mr. Hartley at
once lowered mmself and found Kaehlerfc
insenBiblo. Hartley tied a rope around
the mwi'fl body aud lio was drawn to tha
surface by somo ol tho neigbbara present.
The rope was then lowered to Hartley and
when called to he made no reply. No
one dared venture into the well, but aftor
: considerable labor a nooae at the end ol
the rope was Becured ground hia body and
; he waa drawn to the surface dead. Kaeh!
lert waa revived and will live.
Tho Telephone Men,
Pirrauur.uu, Pa., Sept. 27.?The Nn
tional Telephone Exchange Convention
> resumed its cession this morning. Altor
accepting a number ol invitations to visit
local industries the Convention decided to
boll Its next meeting In New York. Alter
i tbo reading ol a lew papers the Oonveni
tion then adjourned to take an excursion
i up the Monongahela river on tbo Bteamer
ANNA OFFNER'S .TBIAL
FOK TIIK MUltDKIt OF HKlt LOVKIt.
The Cilia (toiiimouceil nt Koltmcy? Intereitlng
Development! ? Hlruiitf Ulrctlmflntitlal
Hvlileace Agalnet the Fulr
Hliedal DUwU/l to tht IntclltQcnctr,
IfOMNEV, W. Va., Sopt. 27.?Tho trial ol
Anna E, OCTnor, a young unmarried
woman, -1) years old, ol Una personal appearance
and vary respectable family, for
tho killing ol hor paramour, Benjamin
llrooks, near the residence ol her latbor,
lieubon Offnor, throe miles oast ol thin
place, on tho morning ol Sunday, August
7, 18SC, was begun in tlio Olrcnlt Court
hero to-day, hia honor, Judge James I).
Armstrong, presiding, Brooks was abaut
3!i years ol age, and rather good looking.
He came hero from Staunton, Va? whero
It was said he had a wlls and several
children. He made hia living by working
as a farm hand a good part of tbo time for
Mr. Offner. He wfs generally considered
a rather hard character.
This trial was bogun last May, but mi
tho court and two ol the priaonur'e couu
eei wero ta&un ill on the third day, it wna
postponed till this term. As it has boon
the general opinion hero that tho poisoner
would be cleared, eho has not been at all
closely confined at tho jail, beinq allowed
a good deal ol liberty, and sometimes ovon
appearing on tho etroet. Whon sbo appeared
in court this morning quietly, her
manner, which betokened tho deepest
distress and the greatest uncertainty an to
her probable fate, was a great surprise to
all acquainted with the circumstances of
her case. Statca Attorney Daily la con
ducting the prosecution alono. The defense
aro Hon. F. M. Reynolds, of Keyser;
Senator Flonrnoy andOolonol Alex
Monroe, cf tbis placs. Tho following ?
compose the jury: John G, Lewis, London
K. Ackley, Edward Keller, John
Miller, jr., G. T, Michael, David Arnold,
J. F. Leath, Joseph M. lilett, L. W. liidwoll,
Thomas P. Brill, B, T. Smith and
James W. Smith. The tiret witness called
by the prosecution was Luther. A.
Heatwole. lie testified that while at Sunday
School in Ebenezar church, about
three miles east of Romnoy, on tho lirst
Sunday of last August, ho heard that
Benjamin Book's body had been found fn
onoof Mr. Offnor'a fields, about threefourths
of a mile from the church. Went
there and saw Brook's dead body near tho
top of a hill in a largo Held noar the edge
of a pine thicket.
Tho body was lying on its back with the
head down hill. Brooks had been shot in
tho head. Saw fresh horse traclco near
the body, also some sticks of candy. A
very heavy rain fell while be and others
iaaya cvaminltn. fKn *!??%
sceno of the tragedy. About nineteen
yards from where tho body was lying,
back in the thicket, wag a bed or imprecision
on the ground which appeared to
have been made by Borne one lying down.
Marks on the ground were noticed here,
as though thoy had been made by some
one's toes, knees and elbows. It io thought
that Brooks had criminally known Ann
beloroohe killed him, and. this testimony
i seems to confirm the theoiy.
May berry 8andera visited tho'scene oi
I the murder about noon on the firet SunI
day in August last. Brook// was ehofc in
the left temple. Hie testimony was principally
about the tracks, marks, &c., found
near Brooks' body.
Peter Bowman was going across Offner'a
field on the morning of tho murder, when
he heard n pistol nhot in a thicket noar
by, and presently saw Ann Ofl'uer ride ont
of tho buehes. She;,6topped whon she
eaw him, then turnod and rode on
toward her father's house. She was riding
fast in a "lope." Did not eee any
cows in the field.
Miss Susan Dornan, who was in Offner'a
field with Mr. Bowman on tho morning
of the murder whon tho report of a revolver
was hoard in tho thicket, and Ann
Offaer was seen riding out of the buahos,
fiixes tho time as 8:30, and says it was
five or ten minutes after tho firing before
Ann appeared on tho scene. Bowman
said it was 11 a. m., and he saw Ann
coming out o? tho thicket in about half a
minute after he heard the report.
John Sanders testified about the marks,
tracks, etc., and said the horse evidently
wheeled around whon leaving the body.
TIIJ5 Al'OAUSLAND MU1IDKR.
Now Evidence Adduced?2fell Admitted to
"Way.nksbubo. Pa., Sept. 27.?The hearing
in tho caao of James Ife/T, one of the
men arrested for the murder of William
jucuauoJana, wmcn commenced yesterday
at noon, closed at 12:30 p. m. to?day.
Many witnesses were called and sworn
and the court room was packed with
anxious listeners all the time of the trial.
The prosecution could produce no positivo
evidence, bat the circumstantial evident!a
was strong against him. Aftor the evidence
was all in Captain James E. Bayers
addressed the court at length in.Nell's be*
half, after which District Attorney Huaa
responded for the Commonwealth.
The Judge then admitted Neffto bail
in the sum of $0,000. Tlie hearing of old
man Clark commenced this afternoon.
Sheriff- Lsinloy placed John S. Clark,
Jr., nephow of the Clark alrnady in jill,
behind the bare tq:dny at 12:15. It wan. 1
made known by a reliable man, ono of
the witnesses yeotorday, when handed
the revolver, that he saw John L. Clark,
Jr., put the initials on the revolver about
six years ago, when working on a limekiln
for him. This is considerodao baln^.
the most important link of evidence found "
yet, and will undoubtedly bo tho meanB
of flnrtinw thnoiillfw r?orf?? 'Plw.
- ? jm.i uj . *uu iubm uuw
under arrest are no doubt aware of who
the gnilly parties aro if they are not accomplices.
It is said that tho men arreted
to-day will waive a hearing and await"
the action of the Rrand jury; as court convenes
in about a week.
FOUGHT 'I'llI! I'OLICK.
Suvaral Honda (jruckod During un Kvletlon
Cork, 8ept. 27.-?Michael Lane was
evicted lo-day from hla holding on Colonel
Meadow's estato, at Arnacraaha, a few
miles from Limericlc. The military and
police were present in forco.
Lnno challenged tho police to touch
him. and fouijht them with a /iJuh.
brother-in-law assisted him, but finally
they wero overpowered by the police,
and while some held their anna other
officers beat them over the heads with
Lino'a wife joined In tho melee and
laid open Inepector Reilly'a skull with &
poker. Lane, his wife and brother-in-law
were all arrested.
lUota in Ponapl.
Madrid, Sept, 27,?Riots on the Island
oi Ponapi, in the OarolinaB, occurred in
July, cauaed by tho Governor's ordering
the arrest of an American Protestant missionary.
This excited tho natives and
they rose up against the authorities, overpowering
a garrison ol 26 men.
Binokamton, N. Y., Sept. 27.?Tho
Cigarmakera' International Union in convention
here, to-day, adopted a resolution
protesting against any interference with
the internal revenue on cigars.