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~StaHUSHED AUGUST 24.1852. WHEE1IW VEST VA., ?liu.niisdai MOltWlKl,. FJSBRUABr 1,1888. VOLUME TYYVI.?NPMBEB 140.
Sfa MMtgtmx.
Offlcti Koa. 90 aud 37 Fourteenth
witot Virginia ought to hire an immi*
jrttion bareaa, bat fortanataljr the people
cao make one for themselves.
Jcsr aeo how the Kepablican clnbs are
forminR! The spirit of organization is
Abroad, and lbpubllcana of Weet Virginia
ire gettioK np before breakfast. Let thoee
foliow who can.
Tiik Lincoln Ulub of Wheeling has '
. in honored Gen. Goff by selecting him <
? a delegate to the convention of Kepub- 1
iican clubs. The Lincoln Club expects 1
(ien. GolT to bo present and tell the 1
brethren something about the New York 1
liiir and lio* it wia that he knocked eo 1
auiyperslromonn. J
Tut idea o! a convention in the intereet
ol Mile development las met with a re- |
csption which shows that the bnsineag 1
men ol Wheeling are ripe for the move- t
sea:. The Chamber ol Commerce at its (
meeting to-night will be asked to start the 1
ball trolling, and with ench a start the 3
result should not be doabtlnl. There is <
(Mainly enough interest in the State gen- i
snlly to bring together such a body ol '
earnest men as shall devise means neceeHry
to place West Virginia belore the
world as she should be placed. <
? 1
Jnu many years ol weary waiting e
Harper's Ferry at last eeee a great Indus- r
try ones more in operation within her '
birders, it is not the old industry re- j
tired, Irat the planting of another anil In
many respects better. It usee the mag- t
niticeut water power so long a picturesque '
tails. II gives to beautiful Jefferson j
county end to the Btate a manufacturing t
plant whose importance cannot be fully 1
appreciated until 11 ehall have been long '
enongh in operation to let its beneficent '
results be felt. The Intkluokncsb con- c
patolates Harper's Ferry and Jefferson I
aid wishes good luck to the new enter
prje. '
Ma. Cowl is the latest l'.opubllcon to be '
promoted cut of tho Wheoling postoffice. [
No charges were concocted against him as t
i>." .no af Pnotmaoter Sterling. He t
goes out for no othor reason than that he ia
i Republican and so not aatiafactory to
this reform Administration. We are glad
that Mr. Cowl is oat, for he ia an active
Rspablican when his handa are not tied.
It will not bo long now before onr frienda
will bs ready to re-enter the comfortable
placas of the land, and then the other patriots
who are or joying the good things
may A3 well have their grips packed for a
inddon departure. We are going to have
i little reform of onr own.
TIIKVIKUIMA. lMtNirSNflAItY.
Flr? i)oslr >yn u Portion or the Ualldlag?A
If envy Lou.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 31.?Soon after 5
o'clock this morning tho bnildings of the
Virginia penitentiary, leased by the Davie
Shoo Company, of Boston, and operated
uashoi factory, was discovered to be on
lire. Tue tl trnea spread rapidly, and de*
ipite the effort* of the fire department
the building occupied by the shoe company
wart) totally destroyed, together with
all the valuable machinery and the stock.
The buildings burned were three-story
bricks and covored an area of about 700
feet in length and GO in width. The loss
to tbn shoe company is estimated at from
1130,000 to $175,000. The amonnt of inlaranco
is not yet ascertained. Soon after
the tire broko out the bella in the city
aounded the military call, and in a few
momenta about 200 were on the gronnd to
Kuard against any emute of the prisoners,
bat everything waa entirely quiet.
Tim IlnralogCoppar SXltiea. i
Calimkt, Mich., Jan. 31.?President ]
Agassis baa decided to send twenty-five j
fana of iftn/ianlvatnrl nmmnnla dnwn the ,
burning shafts of the Calumet and Hecla I
minn at once, to put oat the fire com* I
pletelj if possible. 1
Another Pittsburgh Fire.
Pittsiiubui!, Jan. 31.?Heard, Biber A |
Kuton'e dry goods and trimming store on \
Market etreet, was damaged by lira this j
morning to tho extent of $10,000. Origin j
uaknown, _ _ I
Very Cheap Land.
San Antonio, Tkx., Jan. 31.?M. M. Qonalas,
agent for several weathy resident* of I
Uoahuila, Mexico, haa closed the sale of i
?00,000 acres of land in the State of Coa- j
haila to the representatives of an English
lyndicats, who already own 2,000,000 ,
eras in that State. The consideration ,
$125,000, or '25 cents per acre. The ,
purchase cow prises much monntain land. ,
A l)?ieat tor the Women.
Madison, Wis, Jan. 31.?The women (
of Wisconsin were defeated In the Supreme
Conrt to-day, the Court holding in '
in elaborate opinion that the Legislature j
of 1SS5 did not for a moment contemplate ,
extending the suffrage to females which '
the males enjoy, but on tho other hand
meant to restrict female voting to school
matters only, as specified in the law.
The Sugar Trust Vexed.
Nsw Yoke, Jan. 31.?The members of
the eatfar trout are vexed at the disclosure
of their methods which they have used
every endeavor to keep dark. They still
fefuae to talk and evidotftly intend to contons
in their high hhnded operations
without taking the publlo into their conMine*.
The sugar trade is greatly agitated
bout this question.
^ Mr. Powderljr Denies m Statement.
Xiw York, Jan. 31.?The following exPlains
itself:
Hydb Fabk, Pa., Jan. 30,1SS8.
tutor of ihc Lie mid:
Dr. McGlynn'n statement that I Bent an
unbwjaJor to Rame Is utterly false. I
at no money or ambassador there.
[Signed] T. V. Powdeely.
TU# Cherokee LeclalAtor*.
St. IvOi'ij, Jan. 31.?The Cherokee Oounc;l
i< itill in special session. end the apPropri.tiona
lor the rariooi departments
w the itovnrnment still ham Are. A Tote
"?n in the Hoaee laat night was favor?.?to
a Imm of the Cherokee atrip (or
t-5,000 por annum.
A Fromln.nt rittabnrgh Han D.?d,
PinsBciiaa, Pa., Jan'31.?John B. MeCum,
President ol the Union National
Biuk, and one ol the moat prominent cltlol
Pittsburgh, died euddenly ol apPoplexy
at eleven o'clock thlf morning.
ti.n. John L. Thonp.oD Ditd.
Chicago, Jan. 31.?General John L.
Thompson died at 9:30 o'clock this morn~jt
at hi. home in thia city, Irom the
Matta ol Uie rupture ol a blood vassal at
? base ol the brain.
AFTER MANY YEARS S
Pi
HAKPEll'S FEBUY 18 REVIVED. ^
01
The Old OoTiramint Works Utllliid atd ei
the Town Suddenly Awnkee to Find P4
Itaelf One* Mora a Menafacturln* ^
Centre?'The New PnlpMHl Opened p,
?? ai
Upecial DUpaich to tU InUUU/enctr. J1
HABf?*'? Fikby, W. Va., Jan. 31.-New jjj
We has boen infosed into Harper's Ferry
by tbe erection oi one ol the ureateet wanibctnrioK
establishments in tbo State, A
ind at noon today tbe near palp mill
itevtA/1 frill hluL Thn mil! i* near thn nlta
Df the old United States rille factory, oo M
the Shenandoah, and in the spring the no
town will be further enlivened by the erec* an
tion of an immense six-machine paper in
mill, in addition to another palp mill near ap
ihe site of the former United States mas* vo
fcet factory, on the Potomac. To
This inaugurates a new era of prosperity lie
!or Harper's Ferry and this section of West cr<
Virginia. The world-famed water power, cai
.he development of which alone ccat the pa
Government $375,000 nearly a century Th
igo, is again utilized after twenty-five ^
rears of idleness. .
Before describing the new and splendid 01
mterprise inaugurated to-day, it may be Pe
tell to review very briefly the history of all
is developmont. ga<
AN INTKHESTINO RESUME. Of
This town was among the first to feel the
iffecta of the civil war, and was alter*
lately captured and held by both Oonfed* he
irato and Federal troop3 and was all but ?}c
uined by them. The rifls and musket
actories, upon which depended the pros* fj"
>erity of the place, shut down and after*
vard were entirely abandoned.
After the war the Government tried
wice to sell tne property but failed each w,
ime, and nothing further was dono with
t until 1884, when it was put up for sale
inder an act of Congress which limited Pc
he bid of the United States to $20,000. J?,
Cbo Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was afcer J?
t, but only bid $25,000. Mr. Thomas H.
Javery, Vice President of the Pusey & "J";
rones Company, of Wilmington, Del., was 7r
ineof the bidders. He saw the Baltimore ?
Ec Ohio's $25,000 and went $100 better, J?*
I'he property was knocked down to him JJJj
it $25,100. For the Shenandoah properly P.;
here was no competition, and Mr. Savery JJ,
lecurcd this rich priz? for $810. For this J",
nBtanificantsum ne found on the site ma
erial enough in the shape of line cnt J?
itono, <io . the lonndaliona and walla of jj,
he old rills factory, to bnild the foanda- .J
ion of the pnlp mill, which it Us eotimaed,
if it had to be quarried, conld not jjr
lave been placed in tne mill for leas than ,
550,000." t0I
THK NKW I'ULP MILL La
a near the site of the old rill a factory. Ita in(
ront and aides are of brick and the back C(''
if wood. It stands on foundation walla of ? ^
tone fonr feet thick, laid in Portland c0,
:emont, and ia compoaod of two buildings, gn
leaigned *s one, and connected. The ?'
nain building is 118 feet wide and 00 feet mc
ong, and spans the old canal, which rnns tor
ilong tho Shenandoah river. The smaller
milding joins the main one in the rear,
ixtending down stream 20 feet, and is 99 A 1
eet wide. At the ridgo the building is
ibout 25 feet high. The underpart of the ]
Dill is divided into elx flamea, eoch 15
eet wide, in which the water is held back
>y semicircular sheet iron bulkheads 15
eet high and one-quarter inch thick. P"
Pheae llnmea are dividod by four-foot bel
rails, similar to the foundations. Four of ^
he flumes contain eight 30 inch New th
American turbine water-wheels, two to yv
ach flame. The fifth flume containa
me 25-inch wheel of the same ?
cake, which ia used for driving all the J
achinery except the stones, of which ""
hero are eight, one for each wheel. The
ixth flume ia the overflow. There are
our 0 inch shafta, to each of which ia key
id two of the 30-inch water wheela and J!"
wo of the grindotone8. which are four
eet in diameter, with 18 inchoe face. The j"
laaings for the stones were made by
lie PuBey A Jones Company. Each con- *,1
nine three pockets, IS inches wide. 9 T?
nchea high and 15 inchea long, for wood.
[heao are furnished with brass plunges 10 * :
nchea in diameter, actuatod by hydraulic {!"
jreaaure, 40 pounds to the square inch. JJP
rhey force the wood in the pockets against .
;he atones, which, making 200 revolutions
!>er minute or more, (2,600 circumferon- 10'
ial foot,) grind the wood into pulp. Thoro n0
ire two floors to the mill; the upper one
is the larger, and contains all the mschin- .
jry except the whoels and stones. There 1
a a large circular saw 40 inchos in diame- a
:er, two barking machines for removing on
ihe bark from the wood, a splitter, and Id
four wet press machines for making the re:
palp into bandies. The lower floor con- of
tains only tho wheels and grindstones. po
cost or the intirtribi. Ft
The company has contracted with ex- Jjj
Senator Henry G. Davis for Its supply of
iprucu and poplar wood, which will come H
[rom points along the lino of tho West
Virginia Central railroad. It has been jjj
ind will be the policy of the company to dQ
make its purchases in West Virginia, and
smplov the people of Harper's Ferry ss
far as Is possible, which, even in the short i
time since operations have been in pro- ?
kress, has resulted in producing a marked 11
shange in the appearance of the town. nj
Draughtsmen are at work on plans for be
building a pulp mill of the same size and ni
sapacity of the one nearing completion on th
the Shenandoah, and also an immense sixmachine
paper mil), it being the iniontion 8*
of the gentlemen interested to use the pro- th
duct of both the pulp mills in tho manufacture
of paper. T1
It is estimated that the cost of the on- W
tire plant when finished will be botween
1800,000 and $1,000,000, and, in the opin- th
ion of experts, will be the finest and most
valuable of its kind in the Unitod States,
with the exception of the one at Holyoke,
Mass., where it cost $4,000,000 to develop to
the water power alone. Mr. Savery had EC
the good luck to set both these pieces of *f
property at $25,910, which has been ad- p,
mitted by jadges^of each matters to be
worth $400,000 in their aulinproved con- nf
dition. Rt
tbs owhirs and mahagir8.
When the company commenced work ui
their neighbors, the Hapor's Ferry Flouring
Mill Company, composod of Philadelphiaiu,
instituted suit in State courts w
against Mr. Savory and obtained an injunction
on the ground that the do- te
velopment of the water power prevented ^
the operations of the flooring mills and ^
questioning his title to tho property.
Mr. James D. Butt, attorney for the fe
Pulp Mill Company, had the case removed tv,
from the State Court to the United 8tates jn
Circuit Court for West Virginia, and in
July last, after hearing argument pro and
con, Judge John G. Jackaon dissolved the
injunction, which hail prevented work on ce
the mill lor two months. m
Whan In operation the mllla will be owned
and managed by a company ol f,
three men, who are Measra Thomaa 11. p
Baverr, Preaident; John F. Qnlgley, Vice r.
President and General Manager, and
William Lnke, Secretary and l'reaanrer.
Mr. William A. l.nke, eon of Mr. William
Lake, la the superintendent. All of theae
men are practical papar mill men, and an- di
demand the boaineaa thoroughly. Mr. ai
Bavery la Viae Preaident ol the Poaey 4 hi
Jonea Co., ol Wilmington; Mr. Qaigley la 11
the owner ol a paper mill at Niagara Falla. oi
From all lndicationa, Harper's Ferry, alter al
lying u dead for twenty-are years, will ol
ite til its old-time prosperity returned
it, and in few years will be more
oiperous thin ever.
When ill the departments ol the estabihment
are completed and in running
drr, employment will be liven to se?*1
hnndred people. The effects of Eusr's
Ferry's rogensratlon are already
It. Every branch of trade ii booming,
al eetate haa increased several hnndred
r cent, other enterprises are talked of,
id the town Is rapidly growing. The
owth Is not of a mushroom character,
it la steady, and the boom baa a subantial
basis.
KBI'ZXIXD AT LEISURE.
Providence Woman who Want* a Dlvoree
Decree Annulled.
Proviukncx, B. I., Jan. 31.?Pretty
ellssa, the daughter of a hotel keeper
.med Burchard in the neighboring
bmb, figured in a eenaation yesterday
tbe Saprome Court. She had made an
plication for tho annullment of a di
rce obtained by General Muetapha, a
irk, living here. An interesting story
o back of it all. Mnatapha, a properly
identialled ofilcor in the Turkish army,
me here lonr or five years ago in comny
with other Tnrkish army officers,
ley were all emisearies of the Snltan,
d the dnty was to inspect the shipment
arms for the Sultan's army from the
abody Marine Rifle Works. They were
good looking fellows, and with their
nay oriental coetnmes caught the oyee
Providence maidens, Several of them
irried Providence girls and are now
ing here as American citizens. General
istapha courted Melissa and married
r. They lived happily enough for six
intbs or so and then separated, and
ilissa went back to her father's house,
ire she lived a year or two, and meanle
made the acquaintance of a good
iking Boston herdic driver named Willi}
Carroll. After a while she went
th him to Boston.
tfufltapha, it is believed, had since their
)aration been enpplving Melissa with
iney. Getting tired of this a year ago,
applied for a divorce and got it. It is
d that Mnatapha again and again tried
get Melissa to return to him. Three
78 ago Mollissa was marriod to Carroll,
d their Jhonoymoon was passed at-.the
xchord Hoaae. The couple were daily
in about the streets. Since his divorce
m Melissa Geu. Mustapha must have
jBpered, and to-day is worth a snug
tie fortune. Melissa having learned
this dnring her stay here, tried to resrer
the lost good will of the General,
d, it is said, offered to again live with
n. Very shrewdly she kept the knowlgo
of her marriage to Carroll a secret,
igaging Lawyer West, she applied innoitly
enough for the annullment of the
rorce from Muetapha.
rhe hearing was on the docket for yesday.
Meliesa appeared in court and
wyer West was about to open proceed{S
in behalf of his fair client when a
aversation of partios near by, heard by
ance, convinced him that Melissa was
w Mrs. Carroll. Her husband was in
art, rnd a moment before had been conitalated
on his marriage in the hearing
West. He thereupon declined to have
>re to do with the case, and so the mat'
rests.
the 8cukmk failed.
Plot to Commit M order and Defraud an
Insurance Company Uunurceiaful.
Saw Yobjc, Jan. 31.?An Albany special
re: A startling story comes from Valatie,
mgh the names are withheld for the
ttent for the reason that some of those
lieved to ba implicated have not yet
an arreBted. A well-known resident of
j villaze haa made a deposition before
Btice Miller that another Valatie man
ne time ago proposed to him that they
anld induce a neighbor to inaare his life
$2,000 in their favor and then make
ay with him so as to get the insurance
>ney. The witnoss agreed and the two
aspirators paid their contemplated vici's
$25 to take ont a policy. Afterward
a originator of the scheme mixed a pint
whisky and two ounces of bine vitriol
d tried to get the man to drink it He
narkod npon the onosnal color and parted
in drinking from hia own flaak.
en the villains plannsd to make their
:tim intoxicated, walk him ont on t
ink to the middle of a stream and then
i him off. The man was very weary,
wever, and thif plan alao failed. The
itigator of the plot is in jail, and the in mer
will be called at hia trial as a wites
for the State.
Seven Innocent Live* Sacrificed.
St. Loom, j ad. 31.?josopn lnompoon,
negro condemned to be hanged, broke
t of the National prison at Tahlequa,
dian Territory, lut Wednesday and took
Inge with a Creek Indian by the name
Connoky, also an escaped convict nnder
nalty of death. When the sheriff, on
idAy night, demanded the men to come
t they replied with a volley from Wineatere,
which instantly killed Jack ConA
battle ensued and a deputy named
air was killed, and a woman and a boy
the hat were fatally shot, and one of
e refugees was badly ehot. This makea
ven Innocent lives sacrificed by the conmnod
outlaws, who are still at large.
A lllf Kiuisaa lUllroad Katerprlae.
Toi'kka, Kas , Jan. 31.?The Omaha,
orace A Southwestern Railway Compart
with a capital stock of $0,000,000, has
en incorporated. The incorporators are
oetly Kansas parties. The length of
e road is 250 miles, and the route is
)m a point in the north line of the
ate of Kansas, running southwesterly
rough the counties of Smith, Phillips,
wett, Norton. Oaborn, Hook, Graham,
lomas, Sheridan, Trego, Gove, Looran,
allace, Orchela, Greely, Decatur, l{awis
and Hamilton, to a point at or near
e 30th parallel of latitude.
K*llef From th? Coal Famine.
Minkxa j*oli8, Minx., Jan. 31.?A special
the Journal from Ouluth says: So urat
has the demand for fuel become west
ha?a Banaolollv alnno thn Vftfthum
iciSc, that ordera have been tailed by
is road to its Dalntli amenta to abip
(thing bat coil. All lta motive power
id equipment la to be. need for coil
lipmxat and other freight malt wait
ltll the lupine la checked.
A Scarcity of Coil.
Naktccmt, Mam., Jan. 31.?It la two
geks since any mall ha* been received
ire. The sound la loll of ioe and it exnda
seaward aa far aa the eye can reach,
tbree-maated schooner ie drifting with
le Ice near Tockernnt ehoala and ia liketo
be carried ashore. There ia no sufring
on the island at present, although
lere la * scarcity of many things, lnoludg
ooal.
Parlahetl from Colde
Abibdxih, Dak., Jan. 31.?News la redyed
of the freeslng to death of two Qeran
farmera of Campbell connty, named
red and George Oormeil, Monday,
'hlle walking from LaUrace to Moand
Ity they lof t their way, became ejbaostI,
lay down to aleep and perished.
N?w Bottling Works.
Sioi'i City, Iowa, Jan. 81.?John Arenaart
and Pad Leader, two of the defendits
in the recent Haddock mardar trial,
ive been appointed western agents for a
Lllwankee brewing company, and will at
ice erect bottling works coetlng 160,000
i Covington, Neb., on the opposite aide
I the river from this city.
THE POSTAL SERVICt
DI8CU88XD IN THE U. 8. 8ENAT
Democratic Inefflciency?Civil Service B
form at m DUconnt? Sfr. Keona Gives
Notice that he will Champion the
Free Trade Stealage Thursday*
wajhikotox, D. 0., Jan. 31.?In t]
Senate to-day among the bills report
trom committee* and placed on the cale
dar were the following: To provide I
warehooilng fruit brandy, and for tl
comtroctlon of a bridge acroee the f
Oroiz river.
Mr. Biddleberger offered a reeolotic
that the trootv hntwaen this Govarnmei
and that of Great Britain now before tl
Senate in executive session, be consider*
in open aeeeion, and aaked for ita imm
diate conaideration. Mr. Edmunda ol
jected, and it woa laid over onder the ml
The resolution-offered yesterday by M
Plumb instructing the Postoffice Coinmi
tee to make thorough inquiry into tb
cause of inefficient mail service. especial!
in the West and South, was taken up fc
conaideration.
Mr. Manderson said that he felt a sens
of personal gratitude to the 8enator froc
Kansas, who introduced the reeolutioi
and he hoped that the investigation woul
bo thorough. Those who lived in the ac
v&ncing States of the West had snffere<
very greatly from inefficient postal ai
rangements for the last couple of years.
Mr. Saulabury said ho did not knoi
anything about the postal arrangement
in the Western States, or whether th
complaints from there were well foundei
or not. He had no objection to tho pro
poeed investigation, but he thoaght it un
fair,to the executive officers.to have placet
on the records of the Senate newspape
scraps and private letters redacting 01
them. He was pleased yesterday to hea
the Senator from Kansas charge the Poet
office Department with being too eco
nomical, because he recollected the grav<
charges of "Star Route" frauds, and othe
defalcations preferred against the depart
mont under a former administration. He
was pleased that no charge of that kinc
had been made against the present postoffice
administration.
Mr. Morgan expressed his satisfaction
that the resolution had been offered, be
cause he thought that the Poetoffice Oom<
mittee needed the administration of i
stimulant.
Mr. Beck said that the matter was no
so simple as Senators saemed to think
It involved classification and other things
Railroads were being built with sucl
rapidity, displacing Star Route lines, anc
so much time had to elapse beforo con
tracts could be made, that groat embar
rassment was caused. He admitted tha
Pnnnruii hoH nnt Hnni Ita dntn in Ininlsh
ing the postoffice department with thi
necessary appropriations.
Mr. Ohace, a member of the Postoffice
Committee, suggested that the discussior
aeemed "a little previous." The dilllcnlt]
complained of, he thought, arose from twc
sources. One (and probably the greatest
cause was the fact that the Departmen
had attempted to change the clerical forci
too rapidly. In the short space of two anc
a half years UO per cant of the whole force
of the Postoffice Department of thi
country had been changed, lie ad
mitted that there had been leei
changes among the railway posta
clerks than in any other branch of the
service; but it was also true that in m
other branch had there been eo little diffi
culty. He commented on the very defec*
tive postal service in Philadelphia,and said
that the clerical force of that post office
had been entirely changed?the new mar
being selected, not with relorence to theii
qualifications, but with relerence to theii
political services; and be referred to the
recent presence in Harrisburg of postoffice
otlicials as "heelers and strikers'' to con*
trol the state commitee in the interest o;
the administration.
Mr. lieagan favored the resolution. U
there were any inefficiency in the postal
service, which was inexcusable, that fact
should be developed, and if not, the ac
tion of the Postoflice should be vindicated
The resolution went over till to?morrow
without action, and the Blair bill was laic
aside informally to permit motions to b<
made to take bills from the calendar anc
pass them.
The following bills were so taken ap am
passed:
To grant the right of way through the
public lands for irrigation purposes.
To relinquish the interest of the United
states in certain lands in Kansas.
Joint resolution proposing, an amend
ment to the Constitution. It provide!
that the term of office of the Presidem
and of the Fiftieth Congress shall con
tinue nntil the 30th day of April, 18811, a
noon; that the Senators whose extstinp
term wonld otherwise expire on the 4tt
of March, 188U, and thereafter, shal
continue in olHcs until April 30
succeeding such expiration; that the 30tt
of April at noon snail thereafter be sub
rJtuted for the 4th of March as the com
mencement and terminal of the olllcia
term of the Praeldont, Vice Preeident,
Senators and Representatives in Congress
and that the 12th artiste ol the amend
menta to the Constitution shall be amend
ed by striking out the words "Fourth da;
of March," and substituting the wordi
'Thirtieth day of April at noon."
Mr. Kenna gave notice that he woult
next Thursday submit some observation
on the President's message and Mr. Hher
man's reply thereto.
The Senate then took up the Blair Kdu
cational bill, and was addressed by Mr
Evarto in Its favor. The people of thii
country, he aald, had made up the!
minds that there should be no Ignorasci
where it was in the power ol the Stat<
(and within proper limits of the Unite<
States) to prevent It.
If education was not to dissipate tin
dark clouds ol ignorance that existed In thi
South, the clouds would grow darker ant
lower. If ignorance could not be llltei
from the low level where it now rested, i
would not stay there, bnt would go lowe
and lower, and would become brutal
savage and hostile.
Mr. Pugh took the floor and said hi
would withhold his remarks on the bll
till to-morrow.
After an executive eeealon the Senat
adjourned.
Bill that ought to Pam,
Washington, Jan. 31.? The Hons
uommiuee on naval Anairs to-day ordei
ed> favorable report ol Repreeentatlv
Boatelle's bill to relieve from the charg
of deeertlon collated and appointed me
is the Navy and Marine Oorpa who serve
faithfully nntil the expiration of thel
terms of enllatment or were prevento
from completing their terma of service b
reason of diaability contracted In the ssi
rice, or by abeence from command at th
time tbey were entitled to discharge. .
Ezpreia Companies mod Interstate Con
snare*,
Wasbixotok, Jan. 31.?Representative
of the express companies of the countr
are to be heard to-morrow morning b;
the Senate Committee on Inter-Stat
Commerce in opposition to the propoe
tion to snbjact express compinies to th
provisions of the Inter-State Oommero
Senator Frji'i Liquor Bill.
WismxoToii, D. 0., Jan. 30.?The Sec
ate Committee on Finance has decided I
request that it be relieved of the fnrthi
consideration ol Senator Frye'a bill, "ti
? latlng to Imported llquori," and thai
J mwin he referred to the Judiciary C
mittee aa involving * conititntlonal q
tion. The bill provldee "th?t the cod
of Congress is hereby given th>t the
of the sevsrsl States relating to the
* of distilled ud fermented llquon ?i
the llmlta of each Bute may apply to i
liquors when they have been Imports
the same manner aa when they have 1
manofactnred In the United States."
Wut Virginia Mature la Waahlajcto
16 bpteial Ditpalch to the InUUioencer.
3<i WiJHiKaron, D. 0., Jan. 31.?The
n' ate yesterday confirmed L. G. Bens
or ton, ol Ritchie Oonrt House, to be Co
le at Bio Grande Do Bnl.
jt, Harry ?. Shogart and Maggie D. 1
alo. of Oh?r)Mtnn. wrm marriftd her
day.
? N. A. Bogere, of Pobick, la regietere
at the National.
GBBAT DK8TBUCXION.
id
Tho Ice Oorg? Dutrofi a Million m
Half Dollar*' Worth of Property,
?" St. Lodw( Jan. 31.?The ice gorge w!
e' haa formed on the Mississippi rive:
? front of this city, began to move at i
ie night last night and drifted down str
j aboat 300 yards, lifting two steamers
of tbe water and slightly injuring th
The 4mmenae weiaht was checked and
JJ mjtined intact nntil 10 o'clock thism<
? in?,-when the January thaw loosened
> great mass and it slowly crashed d(
I upon nearly $1,500,000 worth of props
[ which it is now slowly grinding to rn
1 The gorge haa been forming for ten di
and every means haa been taken to
lodge it, bat in vain. The great cakes
teen to eighteen inches thick, have pi
pon each other, forming a solid m
from bank to bank, several hundred ye
1 doep and from eighteen to twenty 1
tnick. The mild weather has rotted
pper layer, and beneath is a flinty b
ice, ready to grind the many steambc
and bargee that are tied close in she
Already several barges have been st
and the steamors Tamm, Mattie Belle i
the Hayes have been eonk. The Haye
a large excursion steamer, the propert]
the Anchor Line. It io a total wreck a
is probably broken in two and stove
Sbo lies near land with only her up
deck visible. 8be is a side-wheel, vah
at $80,000. The Mattie Bslle is owned
the Illinois River Company. She wa
fine large freight boat. The Tamm wi
ferry boat The wharfboat of the Altoi
Grafton Railroad Company was swi
away at 11 ofelock. The steamer City
Monroe snapped her lines at noon ant
a wreck. Captain Mason and Mr. Seek
ger were badly injured.
The ice has stopped running and th
is little chance for the thousands of c
lars' worth of property still below
gorge.
A TKKItlllLK TltAGKDY.
Ilrutnl Murder of a Young Man b/
Father and Brother of Oil gweeth??rt
Kansas Oitt, Jan. 31.?A Time< spec
from St. Joseph reports a terrible tragi
at Wallace, Mo., Sunday night. Foreo
time past a young man named Blak
haa been paying attention to Miss An
Estes, a lGyear-old girl. Uer family <
jeoted to Blakely, but last night the con
attended church. After the services tt
were met outaide by Peter Estes, 1
father, and William, her 18-year-i
brother. .A quarrel arose between Bla
ly and the Eates aa to who should oac
tfce young lady home. Finally Willi
drew his pistol and shot Blakely throe
the jaw. Blakely then drew his weap
but the old man had drawn his by t
time and shot him in the forehead. V
liam then completed the butchery
stepping up to the prostrated man e
blowing half of his head oti. The fatk
and son have b?en arrested. The girl 1
lost her reason since tne bloody affair.
Anthony Comstook Still at Work.
Naw Your, Jan. 31.?A handsomely
tired and petite young lady, who says i
is Olara Novcllo, was arrested by one
Comatock'a agents at tho postoflice ton
on a charge of using the mi
' for illegal purposes. 8he had allege
1 advertised an unlawful preparation
3 women and was arrested with a dei
1 letter from Anthony Oomstock's soci
in her hand. United 8tates Commiasio:
1 Shields held her in $25,000 bail.
I A Gold Blooded Deed.
Dublin, Jan. 31.?A man named F
maurice, who recently took a farm n
Tralee, County Kerry, from which I
brothers had been evicted, was going
market at Tralee, when he was approa
ed by the two brothers, who shook hai
with him as if to make sareof bis ident:
and then shot him fatally with revolve
Two evictions were made at Kilmah
County Clare, to-day. The Sheriff i
Brotected by a force of two hundred
cemen.
AfT?tra Id France,
Paris, Jan. 31.?The Jadge of Cassat
has sentenced M. Vigneau, who was rem
ed from the oflice of Jndge of Instruct
for illegal procedure in the Legion of Ho:
decoration case, in the extraordinary me
he took to get information against M. V
son, to simply secure the lightest pena
that it could infliot.
M. Flourens, Minister of Foreign Affa
is ill. He was unable to attend the Ci
net coancil to-day.
Ought Not to llr?ak their Nccka.
J St. Pxtkbsbubq, Jan. 31.?Novol Vrtr
a has a boasting editorial article to-day
J the prospects of war. The writer
1 presses tho opinion that the nation!
Europe ought really not to broak tt
0 necks for the sako of Bulgaria.
Radootlou ?t Tub* Works.
1 PmsnuaoH, Jan. 31?The Natio
t Tube Works Company, of McKeespi
r Pa., employing 4,000 men, have poetec
, notice ordering a reduction of ten
cent in the wages of all employes.
il CONDBN8BD TKLK0HAM8.
The Ob?ir Works at Union City, ]
irero destroyed by fire lait night. I
$70,000.
There were no Important developme
0 in the trial ol the Ohio tally aheet forf
yesterday.
One million dollara haa been tamed i
the New York Mate Treasury alnce Jul
e from prison industries.
5 The First Presbyterian church at Mi
? field, Pa., was burned last night Oai
| natural gas. Lots, $15,000.
y The strike at the North Chicago roll
[. mill baa ended, a aatlalactory adjaltm
e of the difficulties having been arrived
The California Supreme Court yea
day affirmed the decision of the lo
>. court in the famous Sharon divorce ci
The Pennsylvania State Prohibit
? convention will be held at Harriab
T May 8d. A campaign fond of $10,000
' be raised.
\ The special committee appointed to c
, elder the petitions of the Pennsylvi
railroad employes for an advance in wi
? are still at work. They are now wreetl
8 with the pstltlon of the trainmen, \
want to be paid so much per mile,
officials argue that wages are more eqa
divided under the present system.
0 We often say "rumor haa 11," an<
>r often are sorry that ahe didn't kee
?. while she had It.
? FROM THE FRONTIER. ffi
|D0B- It
jjjj THB COMMISSIONER'S BKPORT JjJ
Mia 8a
thin On the Condition of ABaln In Logan Ooan pch
tj-Th. Troablo Botwoon th. Il.tU.lii.
nnd cOoya Temporarily Ovor?A 4
Froth Oatbronk Mmj Occur. ^
1
Cuablkston, W. Va., Jan. 31.?OoL W. of I
S0D. L. Mahon, the emissary whom Governor mm
itng- WiI?oa eent to Logan county a week ago pen
Mnl to Inquire Into and report upon the now Tn
lamona Hltfleld-McOojr vendetta, made to
'"i?- hla report to Governor Wilson to-day, and eeli
>t0" ItlaaafoUowa: Vk
d !t "I viaited ail the Hatfields, and found
them to be good, law-abiding citlx bus, who Mc
have the respect and confidence of every- Wt
one in the neighborhood; that while M(
"d * many depredations have been committed
bIcil and the whole anrronading country haa clu
r iD been in a state of excitement and tumult me
bordering on a genuine young war, 967
t,Htyl peace haa again been restored and the
Qut belligerent parties on both sides bave*dis- woi
banded and no further trouble is antlci- me<
;em* pated. The strangeat part of the whole two
> re* affair is the fact that the Eatflolds and in a
Mil- and McCoys are related. det<
the ??xhe recent outbreak eeems to have been maj
>wn caused by partiee in Pile county, Ken- out
ftJ? tnckv, resurrecting old indictmenta against com
ins. the Hatfielde, which were found live years cola
JBi ago. The Pike county partiee went to
die- Frankfort, Kentucky, and had rewards
nf- offered for the Hatfielde, and came into ?r*1
Jed Weet Virginia under the gnise of officers
of the law, when in reality they had no
jrds requisition, and arretted (or rather kid- Bi
eet napped) Thomas Chambers, Andrew Var- Buai
the ney, Shelkirk McCoy,D. D. McOoy, Moses, j
Christian, Hamuel, D D. apd Pliant Ma- DeJ,
tats hon, and Valentine Hatfield, took them
ire. over to Kentucky and placed them in the nees
ln* Pike county jail, where they are still con- Davi
ind tined. The party, headod by Frank Phil8
? lips, fired on and killod old man Vance,
1 " wiuiuai u mucn u caning on mm co sur- * "wj
;pd render, and are the uazne parties who *lr>l
n*. came over into this 8tate and fired upon Vlcc
P?* Oonatable Thompaon and posse, at which *?r>
led time a deputy and another man were
by killed. w:
8 * "The citizens of Logan state that had P?in
any parties other than these sent been
a<* called upon to make the arrest, no blood J108
Bpt would have been abed, but the McCoys,
of who :came with Phillips to make the ar- D r*
1? rest, had sworn to kill the Hatflelds, and *
>er- would have done so after they were die* 9 ?i?'
armed." Wb?
ere peace has been temporarily declared, ?
lol- but it is feared by the law abiding people i*.A
toe 0f the two counties that hostilities will be in?.
renewed before a great while. The P
trouble began during the war. The Hat- *Lm
fields were in the Confederate army and 01eB
u*e the McCoys in the Union army. i
" ifaecU
;iftl A 8ERIOU8 KXPLUHION. Qj
tdy Tho Tow Boat Belle McQowan Hoeti with jQg (
me an Accident at Marietta. .. ,
, Special DUpatcA to Uu InUUiaeueer. l^?
nje Mabietta, 0., Jan. 31.?The tow boat *
Belle McQowan, Capt. Robinson, blew out JSm
, the front sheet of her starboard boiler at Alte
noon to-day. The boilers are all blown W.J
(jer back, the chimneys are down and the
^ front or the cabin is a mass of ruins. UoId
. George Craighead, the fireman, was
badly scalded about the face and hands.
ort No others were hurt ..
ftDp The engines and hull of the boat were
not injured. Tho boat is in charge of then
j>n. Captain Jack Crow, Ollle McKeage, engi- presi
J*'? neer; Jim Corwin. second fireman; Edgar utti,
'? Campbell, steward; Anna Dilworth,stew- q-ij
by ardess; Ollle Robinson, Watchman. Cap- :n? t
1Dd tain Robinson is at home to attend the to cb
fnneral of his father. The crew is from n* fti
Elizabeth, Pa.
the ghafton* bukulahy. ^me
The Arreat of the Sappoied Bobber?An tioni
Exclilcg Chase, tlem
5"? tptcial Dispatch to Ute lnUUioencer. Hon
> of Grafton, W. Va., Jan. 31.?The arreat Mr.
yteterday of tho Individual supposed to
have been concerned In the robbery ol * j
tiuu & Uo.'s jewelry store is still the topic ond;
,?y of general intereat here. He was discov- B^dl
ety ered at the spot where the jewolry had
ner been hidden, and was chased six or eight ftnij
miles before being captured. He is now meQ
lodged in jail here and gives his name as UBe
Joe Taylor, from near Helena, Arkansas. an(j
itz- He is of swarthy complexion and aboat C6Qt
ear 'orty year8 ?' ag0, "A,n effort on th? par* very
of the jail officers to secure a photograph jn
wo 0( him jn jail to-day was unsuccessful. mer]
! to ~ and
ch. THIS FfiDKItAL COUKT. "0gd
ads The Clay County Ciut Kaded nt l'arkeriIty,
bare?Troop* Leave for Homo.
re. Bfxcial Dispatch to the Intdliocnccr. f1
PAUtiMBURO, W. Va,, Jan. 31.-The
three Clay county men who were on trial #mi
in the United Htatea Ooart here (or intim- ot T
idating United Statu witnesses have been
lonnd not guilty.
ion xhe evidence is all in in the Ooyer-Kel- q,
ot- ler land casu and the argument began to- p ?
ion day. Ambler and McOlner hava spoken S ?
00r and Fiournoy and Oarr will speak to-morrow.
p u
1118 Col. Freer and the Qoff and Auburn q
/il- Guards returned to their homes this after- v?n
ity noon on the 2:46 train.
5ro A Farmer ltobbed.
ibl- Sudal Corranoitma ol Uu InUUmxer. me:*
PcciTALiDo, W. Va., Jan. 30.?On Tup- "ee|
pot's creek, a small tributary of Poca river, g, at
,?0 lives an old farmer by the name of Alex-, urifl
0B ander Edens, who rang a little country
store. On laat Tneeday night he Buffered Th
. 0. a loea by a burglary. The burglara, who whe
1Bi, were evidently experts, succeeded in pry- TiB1|
Ing a double lock-off of the door, and in kooi
getting away with 24 bottlee of cinnamon, Taril
24 bottle* 01 peppermint, 12 pair ol socks, theei
uli and all the money which was left In the ever
"J! drawer?Mr. Edens can't say positively baa
I J how much. Without a doubt the theft Coml
? waa committed by certain young bloods of * tar
'' thla neighborhood, aa some of them are woe
noted for snch work. If they are not redo
sharp tbey will bs caught sooner or later acroi
and their names given to the Ikiiluojn- the
p?.i ceb. havi
<088 Th? Ulitr, t*cti
The river rose slowly all day yesterday
and waa still rising at dusk last night,
|en with a dapth of 8 feet 8 inche. in the {?,?
. channel. Unlesa there la a sudden cold ,
D~ snap in will not be long until the Ice in
'11 the river breaka up. Once or twice yee- Jr. ?
terday there were indications that it waa n. "
ina- about to move, and the 0. W. Bstchelor,
ise, the only eteainer tied up at the levee here,
kept steam up and men on the lookout
jog all day long. The soft weather of the put
ent twenty-four hours baa served to rot bretl
[at the ice considerably, and unless it -god
Ur. should go out very suddenly It la-not krid
... likely that much damage will be done. r(V)n
"I rr>L__ 1L.../MU 1 f.t_l ivr . n.. < *uv?u
___ mo auuoi v/ hwu ui i/ujk *' ** w wneei- poM
, ' lng, the Beilalre at the Belmont coil |g m
"on worke ?t Beilalre, the Courier and Scotia [0rn
Of* In the Mneklngum river and the Ben Hur men
*1" at the month of the Little Kinawha. An the
nnnanally large number ol eteamers be- cl-jb
:on- longing to the coal fleet w'th their tows
inia ol emptiee, are tied up below. Somo ol
lie* them are likely to be badly pinched. T1
ling ealli
fho Natural Ou Explosion. pUrj
rhe There wee a second exploeion ol natnral lorn
ally gas yesterday forenoon in the batcher met
hop of Albert Schan, on Fifteenth street, root
An employe, am ailing gas, went along the acu
1 as foundation of the frame building onlaide mill
p It with a lighted match, to ascertain where Into
the gas escaped. Tha Hold Ignited and qua
ire wu an explosion which damaged th
>p Mmewhtt, though not u eerionalj a
would had It bean a mora anhetantii
ue. An exploiion with leee aerlon
laequence occurred In the same shop o:
nday.
WESTON HKl'UIILICAXS.
Lufi Olob Orftnliwl-A Bapablloai
Btiirtl In Uwl? Coanty,
rial DUpateh to IU InUUiocneer.
ffmoM, W. Va., Jan. 31.?A meetlni
the Kepublicana of Weaton and vlclnlt;
> held here this evening for the pni
n of organiaing a Repablican club
e meeting waa not long in getting dowi
work, and the followini officers wen
Beted: President, George 0. Cole
:t President, 0. ?. Anderson; Seer*
y, J. 8. Vandervort; Correspond!^
iretary, George Rose; Treasurer, Lewi
Bride. The clab will be known u tbi
flton Republican Olnb. The Pmeidem
I Vice Preaident were appointed i
Msittee to aelect delete tea end alter
ee to the convention of the Bepnbllcaz
be at Wheeling and to report at nexl
atlng. The clnb atarts off well, abonl
enty-flve names being enrolled. Thii
nber will be trebled by next meeting
dancea oi enthnalaam and determines
k were manlieated throngbont the
itlng. It la nnderatood there will be
other clnba organized in the coonty
lew days. The Republicans here are
srmined that the alender Democratic
orltr In thie county ahall be wiped
at the coming election and that Lewis
sty ahall be placed In the Kepnblican
imn.
BITCHIK HKl'UKLICANS
mlit th. "Oemrnl Clab," and Ele.t
VtltpU* to Wh?mUag,
il Oorrapondenee of the IntelltQcncer.
[tchik C. H.f W. Va., Jan. 31.?Parit
to announcement a meeting was
here Satarday for the purpose of orring
a Repablican clab. The bail*
began by appointing Thomas ?.
is, Chairman pro Urn. The Commiton
Organisation reported as follows:
mas Hess, President; Jacob Moats,
t Vice President; H. Peck, Second
i President; Secretary, E. M. fihowalTreasurer,
W. 8. Hamilton. The
:utive Committee is composed of P.
Morris, T. E. Davis and W. H. Peirt.
J. M. Heaton, L. B. Fox and G.
Amos constitute the Committee on
knee, and John A. Train or waa elected
cuui-m-cu UJO.
W. Morris, G. W. Amos, T. E. Davis,
i. Freer and J. M. Hall were elected
States to the State Convention at
jeling next month, and S. 8. Stewart,
, Moat*, L. R. Fox, J. M. Heaton and
. Snodgrass wero elected alternates,
clab was christened the Central Relean
Clab, and within a month's time
be oue of the largest in the State,
tings will be heid weekly.
rhe Grafton Ulub KUcta Delegate*.
d Dispatch to the InUUiocneer.
{aftjn, W. Va., Jan. 31.?A.t a meet>f
the Goff Olub, of Grafton, to-night
tallowing were selected as delegates to
State Convention at Wheeling, Febra15
and 16: 0 F. W. Kunat, Henry
pton, J. W. Mason ond G. W. Brown,
rnntes?E. G JeUerys, L.M. Lafolletto,
?. CUne, L. Adelson, Thomas Nozam.
THE LINCOLN CLUB
It a Special Meet lug and KleoU lU Delegates
to the StutH Convention.
ie opecial meeting of Lincoln Clab
d for last evening was well attended,
9 being a larger nnmber of members
ant than at any meeting of the organan
held for some time- post. Col.
well, president, in calling the meeto
order stated the object, which was
>oose five delegates and a like number
ternates to represent the clab In the
ention of elabs to be held here at the
a House February 15 and 16. at which
a 8late League, auxiliary to the Natl
League, is to be formed. The genen
chosen to represent the clnb were,
. VV. P. Hubbard, Mr. 0. B. Hart,
G. W. AtkinBOD, Mr. Ed Rogers and
Bral Nathan Golf.
le alternates selected were Mr. Joseph
letcalf, first; Mr. Q. 0. Smith, sec*
; Mr. T. A. Garvin, third; Mr. James
ey, fourth, and Mr. William Bailie,
was resolved to offer all the delegates
alternates and other visiting statesattending
the convention the free
of the club's quarters for committee
other purposes. The rooms have rely
been renovated and now presont a
comfortable and tidy appearance,
idge R. H. Cochran, of Tol.do, forty
a member of the club, was present,
in response to an invitation, prood
to "elucidate the situation."
A Tariff Club At Cameron.
iranant to call the Oimeron and LibRepublicans,
all friends of a tariff for
notion, assembled in Crawford ball
temporarily owniiad by the electioa
. J. Parsons, President; J. K. Chase,
stary, and W. H. Banana, enrolling
[. The chairman appointed the folojz
committees:
i Constitution and By-Lawn.?Dr. W.
imonton, Patrick Handley and Asa
e.
i Solicitation.?Samnel Parriotte, R.
Nation and F. C. Plpee.
i Permanent Or?an!ntion.?W. M.
well, Patrick Handley, W. H. Hagans
Uol. Baldwin.
ib clnb Btarto off with forty-three
ibare, *11 votera, and will be known
he Cameron Tariff clob. The next
ing will be held Saturday, February
2 r. m , and all friends ol a protective
r are invited to attend.
A Tarlfl Clob in tb( Pottery.
ie Repablicans employed in tbo
leling Pottery are vonsidering the ad>ility
of forming a political clob, to be
rn as the Wheeling Potters' Protective
I Clob. There la the material in
) works to form a powerful clob, and
?one who has heard of the project
remarked on the appropriateneee of
Dining workmen in euch a concern in
iff club. They are among those who
Id be most vitally affected by a tariff
ction. A number of them cauie from
ss the water, where they experienced
bad efforts of anprotected labor and
ng prospered under American proon
would not care to return to their
>er etate. It ie hoped that this club
be formed in time to send delegates
?xt month's convention. A club en*
1 to representation can be formed by
ity members. A much larger club
i this can be formed at the pottery,
large majority do not belong to the
tocratic party.
Th? Union District Uoyi.
ie Republicans of the Fourth ward, as
ii, uo uui propose to De oemna inolr
hren in other puts of the city In any
I work, and accordingly will on next
ay evening meet in the Police Court
i, at the Public Balding, for the pnrol
forming n campaign clnb. There
aterial in that ward oat of which to
l a eplendid dab. Live, energetic
ibera ol the party are at the head of
move and they will a?e to It that the
ia made everything that it ehoald be.
Third Ward Hxpubllcant,
be Republicans of the Third ward are
id to meet to-morrow evening for the
>oae of taking preliminary steps to the
latlon of a campaign club. Thia tirnt
ting will bo held at the Lincoln clnb
nfl, and among other hoeineaa tranad
will be the appointment of a comae
to look np suitable quarters for
re meatinga and permanent headrten.
: THE READING STRIKE
a
* AND MBMBEKS OF CONGRESS,
a
The CommltU* lUporta Fnvorablj a Ku<
station IailrneUof tho Iator?8tat? Coma
m?ro? OommUalon to IavootlgaU th*
Matter?A Minority Kiport
K
J Wabhihotok, I>. 0., Jan. 31.?The
- House OommltlM on Oo?>??rce, upon
i. motion of Hr. Davis, ol liaaeaehuaetts, rei
considered the action on the Anderson
. reeolntlon reierripK the qneation of investigation
of the Beading railroad atrikea to
the Iater-8t?<e Commerce Commission at
' meeting this morning, and adopted a
i resolution by vote of seven to aix re1
qnerilng the Inter-State Commerce Com?
mission to investigate theae strikes.
' The report of the minority of the com'
mlttse which was to-day presented to the
" Honse by Mr. Bayner, Is signed by him
; Mil ina nun Anderson: ol Ktnsu;
Tars*ey, of Michigan: Anderson, ol low*,
1 tad Logan, ol Loulalana. It atatee that
1 the effect of the majority report will be to
: lay the original reeolntlon on the table.
' Oongreee haa a right to Investigate thla
1 eabject because the Beading Railroad
Company ia a common carrier, transporting
commerce between the States. Conceding
the right ol the Interstate Commerce
Commission to make an Invsetlgv
tion, that fact does not deprive Congress
of ite joriadlction in the premieee, and
the evils complained of will have reached
their culmination before the Inter-Stato
Commerce Commission can take action In
the matter.
The railroad company, the report aays,
haa formed an oatenalbly independent
company to carry on lta mining operations,
bat that company la substantially tbe railroad
company controlled by ita directors
and managed by lta officers and agents.
The vital question underlying this controversy
are whether the railroad company
Is shleldlog itself nnder the charter
of the coal and Iron company to prodnce
a coal famine and raiae the price of coal,
and la there a combination or coneplracy
between the two companlee, actually one
and tbe same, to enable the railroad company
indirectly to eecape ite duties as a
common carrier, and le the railroad company,
in pursuance of a system ol allotment
made by the Anthracite Board ol
Trade, discriminating against Individual
operators in the mining regions. Congress
haa the power to expoee the conspiracy,
if there be one. The lact that labor baa
been struck down, and that ruin and dietress
prevade the Lehigh and Schnyiklll
regions ia only one Incident oi this trouble.
The report concludes as follows: "We
believe that the contract made between
the railroad comnanv and ite pninldTH is
misleading, and we believe that the miners
were deceived as to the proper construction
to be placed upon this agreement at
the time they entered into it We made
this statement upon the contract itself,
which has been given to the public by the
president oi tho road, and which is equivocal
and suspicions upon its lace, if the
road has a right to say that the contract
is at an end because a new organisation is
in charge of the affairs, then the miners
have a right to eay that their contract has
also terminated, and the road has
no right to insist that the
miners must go back to work under the
old contract. Whatever is to be done
must be done speedily. The Inter-State
Commerce Commission ia not in the habit
of taking up matters of this sort vitre melu,
and a mere request amonnts to notbiog.
The adoption oi the majority report would
be a justification of the position assumed
by the railroad company, and the interests
of all concerned would bo best served by
prompt action and decisive measures, if
the investigation justifies the same.
One Eflect of the Strike.
Hxadino, Pa., Jan. 31.?One of the
large furnaces of; the Brooke Iron Company,
at vBlrdiboro, went out of blast last
night, owing to tjie difficulty in obtaining
a snpply of anthracite coal. The
Brooke Company also to-day posted a notice
of a reduction of ten percent in the
wages of its nail factory and puddle mill
employes to take effect February 13. The
furnace men had previously been notified
of a similar redaction to go into effect
February 1.
The second day's convention of District
Assembly No. 16 took placo at Pittston
to-day. Delegates from 65 local assemblies
were in attendance. The district
comprises Luserne, Lackawanna and part
of Wayne coantiee, and excludes the
Hi zleton region. Resolutions were passed
supporting the strikers and thanking the
press for the fair stand it bad taken toward
wage workers.
When the men employed at Glendower
colliery, near Minersville, came oat from
work last night, they were met at tbo
month of the slope by a large crowd of wo*
men from the adjacent Heckeherville
Valley, who besought them to stand by
their striking brethren, and ofiered if they
wonld, "to share their last crust with
them." As an earnest of the good faith
the women offered them a sub*
etantial contribation which they
had brought with thom consisting
of bread, meat and potatoes. Little or no
attention was paid to the novel appeal.
Pittsburgh CarpinUri to Strike In Hmj.
PriTsauaan, Pa., Jan. 31.?The carpentera
ol Pittsburgh and violnlty have notified
their employer, that on the lata! May
next they will demand an advance In
w?gea of 10 per cent, pay and a half for all
over time anil nine hours work a day.
IAN AhLt.UCD BUBOUAR
Wanted at fVaahtogton, Pa., Arretted by the
Police Here.
A telegram waa received by Chief of Police
Smith yestorday from Washington,
Pa, describing a (apposed burglar wanted
there. No particular, of the robbery were
given. Last evening Officers McNichols
and Heslop ran in a man named T.
0. Wheeler, who I, thought to be
the man. List evening's Washington Reporter
baa the following account of a robbury
for which It la presumed Whseler is
wanted:
The atore of E L. & H. C. Vanklrk, at
Banetown, seven miles south of Washington.
on the Washington & Wayneeburg
Hallmad waa lanfavui? K?f hnrnlara \fnn.
day night. They pried the door open with
a jimmy anilEecnred about $125 worth of
boota and shoes and other goods, and carried
off the money drawer which contained
abont $4. The poetoffice is in the
building and several doblars worth of
stamps were secured. A sack of rice waa
emptied on the floor and the sack used to
pack the plunder in. After leaving tbo
ntore the burglars went to tbo residence of
EIIm Hatfield, Hear by. Mr. Hatfield
awoke and,foond ono of them in his room.
The intruder was cbaaed out 01 the house
and joining his companion, who was waiting
with a sleigh, the two drove off in tho
direction of Washington.
Mr. Hatfield describee the man who he
saw in hie room as being 30 years of age
with light sandy hair, cnt abort, and light
sandy mustache. One of the Meisra.
Vankirk states that two etrange men came
into the store on Friday laat, ostensiblyio
get warm, and that one of them corresponds
to tho man aeen by Mr. Hatfield.
The other was apparently about 25 years
of age with black hair and eyes. They
acted suspiciously while in theatorc, looking
aronnd as if to locate certain thing*
The robbery took place before midnight.
A reward of $25 is offered for the capture
of the thieves and the reto^ol the gooda.

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