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^TAJjLTPTT^ AUGUST 24,1852. WHEELING. WEST VA., THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2,1888. VOLUME A2LX. VI.?NUMBER 141.
gia 'Mdfytmx.
hot. *0 and 87 ITottrf nth8tr?1?
fun Statu development movement aet
on loot lut night by the Wheeling Ohamtar
of Commerce 1? a etep oi more than
ordinary importance. It ehonld arooae to
activity every man who la interested in (
tt, welfare of the State. It in of the very ,
Srlt moment to thoae who have land to ,
' ? v....?rikf.ii iilro in tho Docket nerve 1
jOU, urn .
ever; merchant In the State. <
Tho Chamber of Commerce, through its 1
committeo especially appointed for thia ,
par pose, will iioue a call which the preee <
o! West Virginia, alwaya eager to promote
the genual warfare, ma; be relied on to '
emulate and support with argument and <
penusaion, if Indeed any argument and |
pinoajion la need in such a public mat- I
tar. 1
The dale net for the convention, Feb- '
rear; 29, alforda sufficient time to circulate
tiie call and for the active men of t
the State to make their arrangement* to' ^
b9 present. It was thought wiae to lir ]
in earl; day so that whatever is to bo c
dono may be begun In time to catch 1
the iprin;' movemont of immigration. '
The (Hurt ti induce immigration will t
not be ma'io entirely in the dark, for cer- 11
11
Uia soctiuiiQ aru known of in which deal- t
U.U?? '? nan linmna "
rat>!e persona nro iuukiu^ iv> u?n ?v?<?i. c
vbero land is goad noil cheap and within t
reach of good markets. Thero is no reason ^
why tliceo persons and very many of the I
waiu kind may not be induced to avail ?
themselves of the great advantages of- a
fared by West Virginia.
West Virginians must lirat make the v
effort and rnako it with a will. Since J
there is no tftate authority to undertake o
the tack tfco people of West Virginia must 1
undertake and carry it forward for them- e
selves. The State may thns be indnced Jj
to take it ap later with the echeme well s
aUrl.' l and bearing fruit.
To such a gathering and for such a t
pnrpose should bo specially invited the j]
Governor of the Commonwealth; the o
delegation in Congress, which has in its ?
power to do much to forward the pro- *
ject; everybody who can say anything,
vrite anything or do anything to con?L..i.
?>? <1 In i>!nm At )ait urn
UtUlilC IU IUU VUU *u Tisni " ? .. - j(
mast acquaint tho world with the mar- ii
relous resources of West Virginia; let it
be knovrn that we welcome newcomers
and are ready to offer them homes at
remarkably low coal.
The proceedings of the convention will
of coarse bo published, briefly, perhaps,
bat certainly widely, in the press of the
country, and this means a great deal of
good advertising very cheap. We can do
jut what other States and Territories
hive done and with as good results if we
go about it in the right way.
Whon tho Intklliubkckr advanced the
euggeation it was not aware that in the
.State oi Arkansas a similar movement
vu on foot. On Tuesday a convention
was held at Little Rock at which 400 men
were present, and they effected a permanent
organization for business. If the
men ot Arkansas think thoy have something
to build on, how much more the
men of West Virginio, a State surpassed
by none in natural resources. I
Now is tho time. Let Weet Virginia *
eUrt the ball and keep it rolling 1 The be- 0
Kinnicg is good. Now for the other end. J
in total DAUKNJIS8.
fftrkaraburg UtprlvaU tit LI|h(-OIUlMiB
Mad > Hornet*.
tytaal DUvatch to the laUUigencer.
Parksrsbubo, W. Va , Feb. 1.?The
gu company's contract to light the streets
expired to-day, and as it will be two
montliB bslore the Jenny Electric Light
Company can get its plant in operation,
we will ba without light of any kind for
that long. The city ii in total darkness
to-night and the inhabitants are as mad
aa hornets. It is stated on good authority
that tho Parkersburjr Gas Company's
stockholders will ask for the appointment
of a receiver in order to get a
new organization of the company.
The United States grand jury is in
eaaion, with about 200 witnesses to ex*
amine from all parts j)f tho 8tate.
A Corpae Cremated.
PiTTunuRuir, Feb. 1.?The remains of
Br. Frank Wetzel, a medical student, arrived
in the city this morning from Chicago
for cremation at Samson's crematory.
The remains were accompanied by the
widow nod two members of the A. O. U. |
W., lo which organisation Dr. Wetxel be- .
longed. It was the last wish of the de- |
f?Med that bis body be cremated. The
tody waa placed in the retort at 10:10 ,
? clock, and shortly after 1 o'clock this ,
afternoon tho ashes, weighing about five j
ponnda, were taken ont. i
The Ohio ValUy Centennial.
Cincissati, Feb. 1.?A. Timet Star spe- (
citl from Marietta, 0., states that arrange- i
ments have been made by the Centennial 1
Committeo, of which Dr. Andrews is j
Chairman. for a proper commemoration ,
ol April 17, the anniversary of the settle?*nt
at Marietta. Kenator Hoar and Ban- ,
dolph TucJcor will doliTer addresses, and
we annual meeting of the 8tate Historical ;
*nd Archeological Society will be held at ,
we tame timo. J
I'learo I'atamoul*,
s?w Yoiik, Feb. 1.?Pleuro pneumonli
pt.'nili arnoug cuttle on Staten Island to
u ilimtng extant. Dr. Wo, Roee, ol
" pleton, 'cho la connected with the
State Baud ol .Health, thla morning aald
b? ii-ared the ilieeaie would become eplo?mic.
Daring the part two weeki filtyU^ee
head iMIcted with the dlaeaae hare
oeeo slaughtered.
Th* Earth Trembled.
Boston, Fob, 1.?Euthquake ahocka
*?e (tit at many polnta in Maine, New
Hampshire and Vermont at 11 o'clock
*hii morning, No damage haa been rented
bat the shock waa aevere enough
i 10 Htle window! and diahea.
THE BUSINESS MEN- ?
to
CAJ.I. A STATE CONVENTION
ro Indue? Immigration to W?it Virginia fllr
and T?k? 8 ?pa to 8?cnr? th? I'aiaag* of
loc
tb? Union lSrldgn Ordinance-'Uoetmi
log of ?he Chamber of Commerce. 0K
me
A special meeting of the Wheeling ^
Qh*m bi r of Commerce ra held lost even- |n(
icg, and ma buaineea rransaciea was 01 a be
rery interesting charactcr, Cap*. McLure ]
lomlnated Hon. A. J. Sweenny for Preei- coi
lent pro tan, President Logan being absent JjJjj
>n account of illness, and none of tho vice m
iresidcnts being on banda. Mr. Sweeney bly
vas elected unanimously, and tbemiuutes BaJ
if the lnat meeting were read. jj*
CapL McLure explained the pnrpose of Mc
Ailing the meeting waa to take action rAu
rhich would uaaure people who had /iot flu
he opportunity to examine into tha t?e
Jnion bridge uubscription ordinance for T
hemselvee, particularly tho country peo- *
)Is, that tbo adoption of the ordinance
Fould be to the interests of the county. *~*j
rhe Captain submitted a preamble and Jr?
esolution, as follows:
ADVOCATING TilK OKDINAKCS J
As the time is near approaching when rail
he voters of the cltv of Wheeling and Ha:
)hio county will be callod on to vote at an ro*
ilection to be held on next Saturday, oflii
February 4, for the ndoption or rejection knf
if an ordinance submitted by the commis- intt
loners of said county, subscribing three an
inndreJ thonaand dollars to thecaDital Vir
tock oi the Wheeling A Harrlsburg i^ail- U
ray Company for the purpose alone of don
be building of a Union bridge and ter- hol<
Qinale in the oonnty of Ohio. Wo as gral
asmbers of the Chamber of Commerco in bus
be city of Wheeling have read said ordi- pom
iance and fnlly believe the interest of onr Ii
oanty is well protected in the drafting of a g<
be same, which woe done by special ap- N. ]
lointment of committee from the Cham- npo
ier of Commerco, City Council and by
loard of County Commiflaionere, and the wot
irdinance being unanimoualy adopted by i
be Connty Commissioners and now being T
nbmitted to a vote of onr people for ito ado
pproval, and as this Chamber beliove in ft
bo great importance of this valuable of t
rork and improvement within oar city plai
nd county, wnich will be of great value and
o every class of trade, labor and business ing
f every kind in our city and county, C
herefora The
Retohtl, That tliis Chamber of Coin- Srni
csrce do recommend to tbo voters of the Mel
ity of Wheeling and Ohio coanty tbe 0. ]
doption of said ordinance by voting for Co;
ubecriptionon noxtSatuulay, February 4
This was adopted unanimously. g(
Mr. Scott moved that a committee of
wo from each ward be appointed to bring 6n(r
uttbo voters on Saturday and exert an ]g?
aflaence in favor of the passage of the Qon
rdiuance. Mayor Seabrigbt thought tho ^Ick
ommittees nhould bo largc-r, and so con- nncj
tituted ao to reach the clase of voters xh?
inong whom oppc3itioa was moat likeiy ^
o exist.
KFNCIX.NT CDMM1T1KKS.
Mr. Scott had no objection to enlarging &
he committees, except that ho had always ing
Dund smaller committees more eilicient ran,
o working out results. .'
Mr Seabright agreed that it would be PJf
rell to leave the committee iii each ward J
rith two members, but to give thempowr
to employ men to work toward tha end Pro'
ontemplated by their appointment. ,B c
The original motion was then adopted,
rith the number on each ward commitso
increased to tivo. ovc
Theoe committees wore subsequontly
ppointed, after consultation with gentle- 3
aen irom umereus Becuona o; iuu uuy, as .
allows: oat
First ward?G. I. Garrison, A. 0. Har- mol
all, James McKahon, Joseph Hamilton, Hei
ohn Koch. fitre
Second ward?Thomas E Lewis, 0. R. , .
'racy, T. M. Garvin, A. G. Egerter, M.
lorkheimer. T
Third ward?N. B. Scott, David Brooks, firsi
ohn Bodley, Iaaiah Warren, l)r. George t? .
taird. ";
Fourth ward?A. T. Young, M. F. t01
Jieeey, John Boring, Charlee Hirsh, Rich- of (
rd Robertson. safe
Fifth ward?Charles Roed, Louis Dol- ^
rngge. Charlos Davis, H. F. Bdhreng, ,
ames Filan. and
Sixth ward?W. H. Travis, E. W. Dan- wai
way, A. D. Work, John Weisgerber, Will jac<
rwin. ;?w
Seventh ward?John McLure, J. S. Nay- J
or, George Hook, H. B. McGregor, 0. H. Bto:
Jopp. Glfl
Eighth ward?S. Waterhouae, jr., Patsy Mo
)ougherty,George Bowera, Henry 8chrebe, . ,
'hilip Kuntz. Acf
M. Stein for Fultdto, Mr. Jobn W. Nich- in I
la for Richland district, Mr. D. M. Max- A (
?II I IKortn .nrf Mr Twlur and V. M. fthe
ilkinaon for "Triadelphia ''district were Boi
iao added. dai
A STAT* IMMIGRATION COKVENTION. , J
Mr. 0. B. Hart offered the following: grg
Wuebbas, The considerable increaso in
lew industrial enterprises in West Vir- tjie
;inia, the building and seriona projecting t0
if additional railroada, the many uusur- t^e
taaaed natural resources and cheapness of t^0
mr lands, furnish aoubatantial foundation rea
or'a systematic effort on the line of titate jjg,
levelopment, the
Ruoli*(it That'the Chamber of Com- <jeI
nerce of the city of Wheeling invito and j
lrgethe buaineea men, land owners and qqq
ill interested in the welfare of the 8tate, j, (
0 assemble in the hall of this Chamber 'j
in the day of March next, to mature
1 plan to further attract the attention of ^rc
;apital and of desirable immigrants to the 68t,
inequaled advantages ottered by West nn
Virginia. h,,
After this had been read by the Secre* ^io
:ary, Mr. Hart took the door and ailvo* Btr,
:ated the idea therein set forth. He said ha t^e
jflered this reaolntion for.several reasons: q0(
jne, that the feeling was now general that Bh(
i time had arrived when something might bu|
3e accomplished in the direction indicated *75
ay the resolution. Some immigrants are 1
ureauy coming in, inuagu uut as ism no jqu
;hey ought to. Any other 8tate or Terr!- jia,
tory having auch advantages m Weat Vir- the
jinia would be continually blowing her [>a|
irumpet. of
It might be asked, has Whealin* a ape* Rt;
cial intereat in anch a movement? She me
certainly baa. Her jobbera, at Ieoat, muat r01
live ofl' of Weat Virginia. If anything ?jr
substantial reanlta from this movement, flt0
every man, woman and child who cornea b0(
Into Weat Virginia to live muat be fad
and clothed and housed. They will break me
somebody's crockery and glassware, and bu
use somebody's nails. If they remain in 8tr,
New England they are much leas apt to
conanme auch thinga produced here than ]
if they live in this State. In Canada, jja
where the apeaker happena to know aome* flQ,
thing of the feeling, especially among the
lumbermen, there waa a disposition to Bt0
seek new homes. In the blizzud*swapt n<
northwest there wu * disposition to tarn ma
one* more towards the rising eon. These ;
were a dais of people to whom Weet Vii- He
ginia could offer special attractions. It be
will sot coet mnch; there Is probably not ev,
> paper in the State which would not be tin
willing to keep the matter before the pao- 9u
plo for nothing, for the pruae ia alwiys the
liberal and progressive, keenly alive to Mt
the ad van tag ea of building np the State, im
He wosld suggest an early meeting?the
laat of February or the first of March; and
that landholders, railroad men, buelnees (
men and all interested be asked to attend. ,
He did not think any paraon would be
bo narrowly selfish as to withhold cooperation
from any movement which Ju
would bo of benefit to the Slate at large, the
even if not greatly benefitting Wheeling Yc
directly. wii
Be would suggest an e-rller date, but ial
that be had in mind that in the middle of thi
ia month a political convention is to
let here, and it was of vital importance
make the two so distinct that nobody
i have a suspicion that they have a
sring upon each other.
rhis do regarded as a good time to bei
the movement, because II farmers are
be indaced to settle here they should
ate early in the spring. Whsn he first
ids this suggestion through the Iktcluncsb
be had no idea of any such movent
in any other State; he saw, howsr,
by an Associated Frees dispatch
m Little Bock, that Arkansas wss mov'
in tha umn dirartinn. Thin Hinnatrh
read, as follows:
jittlis Rock, Ark., Jan. 31.?A State
ivention, comprising 400 delegates, met
re to-day to organize a State bureau of
migration, to continue in operation an*
the convening of the General Assem*
, which body is petitioned to create
h a State department. Fifty thousand
lars is to be raised to pay the expenses
he work by voluntary subscription from
h county by pro rata acseasment. The
roads doing business in Arkansas wore
represented by their chief officers, and
y are the guests of the convention,
'hus it was seen that the first result of
h action was a free advertisement
Dugh the Associated Press, sent broadt
over the country. Whep. the conveni
meets ita doings are again sent far
I wide without coet
[ the movement means business, the
roads would no doubt co-opernto. Mr.
rt said ho could not speak for other
ils, but be had recently conferred with
cers of tbeB. <k 0. Company and ho
tw they had adopted a now policy and
inded to do what they could to induce
influx of new population into West
ginia.
[ the movement gets far enough on,
btlessthe State can bo induced to take
J. The State ought to have an Immiion
Bureau, but as she has not, the
iness men can do what is in their
rer.
a closing ho snggested February 29 as
tod date for the convention, and Hon.
3. Scott moved that that day bo fixed
n.
layor Seabright thought a week later
ild bo better, but on a vote February
raa cdoaen by a large majority,
ho resolution waa then unanimously
pted.
it. Hart then moved that a committee
welve bo appointed to formulate a
1 and iesue'a call for this convention,
the motion bsing adopted, the followcommittee
was named:
. B. Hart, James B. Taney, Ool.
iraaa O'Brien, M. Reilly, George O.
th, 0. W. Seabright, Capt. John
Lure, Joseph Spoidol, Henry Baer, A.
igerter, John 0. Riheld*ffer and 0. H.
?PNEW
QUARTERS,
ecretary Hazlett called attention to the
irability of securing new quarters, and
jested the room in the Keilly block,
ly occupied by the Ohio Valley Life
opauy, A room in the new Rogers
:k, on Main street, waa also mentioned,
tho new Q. A. K. hall, on Main street,
i committee was finally authorized to
? a hall, and the meeting adjourned.
The Committee to Meet l'o.nl|;ht.
iter the Ohamber adjourned last eventhose
members of the committoe to arge
for a State convention to induce imratidn
present, met and agreed to
i a full meeting of the committeo this
ning to got the work before them
mptly under way. A fnll attendance
if course exceedingly important.
A GRE.VT FIRE.
r u Million Dollars' Worth of Property
Destroyed at llnffalo.
vmLO, N. Y., Feb. 1.?Fire broke
at 11:40 this morning In the mam;h
dry goods eetabliahment of.Barnee,
igerer & Co., Noa, 258 to 268 Main
et, and in a few minatea the whole
trior was a seething furnace,
he employee were panic-striken at the
t alarm and made a ruah for the street,
ras reported that foar girls were seen
ieriflh in the flames, but Mr. Howard,
Lhe firm, states all the employes art
i.
it noon the walls on Pearl street fell in
i half an hoar later the entire stractnre
i in rains. The fire spread to the admt
building occupied by Dickinson's
elry store and Patridge's dry goods
re, and leaped across the street to
.nny's china and glassware emporium,
rgan's carpet store, and threatened the
idemy of Music. The Bank of Buffalo,
he same block with Barnes, Hengerer
Jo., put all their books and papers in
vaults and vacated the premises. The
ird of Trade building was lor a time in
iger.
?he efforts of the firemen were at once
acted toward preventing the spread of
i, and they were so far successful that
dimes obtained no foothold in any of
i adjacent buildings. Boyond damage
IL_ i :i.i: :
mo uuhuijiko imuiouibwoij" hujuiuiuk
. origin of the fire and to the fronts of
>ee opposite on Main street, and in the
r on Pearl street, the loos is confined to
nee, Hengerer & Go. and the building
y occupied. At 1 p. m. the fire was oncontrol.
Ir. Howard reports a loss of over $750.on
stock. The building, owned by 0.
3amlin, was valued at $250,000.
L later dispatch gives the following des:
A few minutes before noon to*day
i was discovered in the preat dry goods
iblishment of Barnqp, Hengerer A Co.,
Main street. The building had a
idsome iron front and was five stories
h, and extended from Main to Pearl
ret. It was only a few minutes after
i lire was discovered before the lower
)rs were a mats of fiamos, and in the
>rt space of half an hour the entire
ilding, with its contents, valued at
0,000, was destroyed.
Lt first it was thought that some of the
) or 500 persons employed by the firm
1 been burned, but at 1 p. m. it was
insht that everybody escaped from the
ilding. When the fire broke out many
the clerks and sewing girls wore out
lunch, and there were but few custo*
rs in the store. There were many narf
escapee and exciting scenes while the
Is were beings rescued from the upper
ries, but no serious injuries have as yet
n reported. The beat was so intense
it the efforts of the entire fire depart*
nt of the city were required to save the
ildings on the opposite aide of Main
?et from destruction. The loss by wa*
in these stores will be heavy,
rhe building was Insured for $00,000,
- ?? /l- \ 1j mnn m\ii ?__
rues, nonjuror a uu, uuiu iwu,uw lull)
ce on their stock. Acrou the a treat
i firm of D. E. Morgan A Bon, whoee
ck la badly damaged by water, hold
15,000 Inaarance, and Mra. R J. Sher,n,
ownor of the building, ha* 130.000.
dr. Roee, idvertieinR agent lor Barnes,
tngerer A Co., reports that all the clerka
re been accounted for and no one was
m seriously hart. The fire etarted In
i paper room in the basement. How It
rted is not really known, bat it ie
inght from a gas jet The total loss is
imated at aboat $1,200,000, with enoagh
aracce to coyer it.
Young L?? Plead* Guilty.
jHicioo, Feb. 1,?Mrs. Rawson, the
[a of Banker Rawson, and her son,
.111am Ralph Lee, were brought into
dge Clifford's conrt to-day to answer to
i charges preferred against them,
inng Lee pleaded gnllty to an assanlt
th intent to kill, and was remanded to
1. Mrs. Kiwaon pleaded not Kollty to
) charge of conspiracy is the assault,
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
IN TILE UATFIBLD-M'COY TEUI
The BmoIU of an InTNU|fttlon bj a Newi
paper Mad?Governor Wilson's Action
Criticised Severely-Quiet Thnt May
be Followed by a lllg Storm.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Fab. 1.?The Tim
thi> morning containa five columns coo
cerni jg the Hatfiald-McOoy feud in Logu
county, West Virainla, and'Pike count;
Kentucky?written by Charles 8. Howell
a member of the staff of the paper, wh<
has apent some time at the seat of wa
gathering the facta upon which tho lette
la baaed. The correspondence ia of i
moet interesting and thrilling nature ani
purports to be the first true statement o
the affair wnich has yet appeared. Th<
correspondent says that twenty lives hav<
been sacrificed in the foud, and that wo
men and children wore not spared. H<
alleges that the Hatfisld-McCoy troubles
meager reports of which have been cur
rent for a month, have been threatening
for several days to develop into ssriotu
interstate complications. Governor Buck
ner, of Kentucky, and Governor Wilson
of West Virginia, have had portion! ol
the troopa of tbelr respective States available
for operations on the banks of the
Tag river, ostensibly to take care of the
interests of thesn "Sovereign 8tates." Th?
soldiers, according to last reports, have
been ordered back to their Homes, bul
that fa no indication that the troubles arc
ended.
The Hatfield'McCoy war, divested ol
the coloring with which assiduous correspondents
have clothed it, and of all the
sentiment with which the representative*
of the two States have invested it, is simply
a succession of cowardly murders by
day and assassinations and house-burninge
by night All of the murders have been
cruel, heartless and almost without the
shadow of provocation. Given, on the
one hand, a family with its contingents of
tho same blood, allied nod cemented by a
common deeiro to avenge an imaginary
affront, and on the other another family,
small in the matter of alliance and collateral
sympathies, doomed to destruction by
the larger one, and the case is stated.
intkbk8tinq conclusions.
Several columns tl "history" relating to
tho feud follow, based upon information
derived from reputable sources, and the
details of all the murders and outrage!
? .....t ,/ ..m. ?/ ik. .J-I
MUU ICtOUl Ul DU1UB Ml U1D >IBIUU1'
pants are given minutely. Nearly all
these facta have already been published
in a fragmentary way and the correspondent's
report confirms them in detail.
The most important developments in
the correspondence, are at its conclusion
as follows:
TUB CROWNING NICE Of DEVILTRY
in connection with the feud was reserved
for the night of January 1, 1888, when
thirteen of the Hatfield gang, headed by
James Vance, surrounded the Paul McOoy
homestead, near tho mouth of Fond
Greek, burned the honso with its contents,
killed the son and daughter, beBt the
mother over the head with the butt of a
gun till they thought she was dead, and
left the little children to die in the cold
on the mountain side among the bushes,
to which they had escaped in thoir nighl
clothes. While the house waa burning
the father and husband fired two shot*
with tellingleffect. Three new-made graves
are to be found in the Hatfield settlement,
and a number of the gang aro known to
bo wounded.
After burying the dead, McCoy removed
Lis family to Pike Court House last week,
The story was obtained principally from
Mr. and Mrs. McCoy, wfto show unmistakable
evidences of the intensity of theii
sufferings, and is
rULLY CORROBORATED
by others. No one knows why the fiend'
ish malignity should have been kept up
But once has McCoy attempted to retail
ate. That waa a few days ago. Even now
no feeling of resentment is manifest. Hi
spoke like a man who had been bent And
almost broken by the weight of his a mictions
and grief.
"T nnpil in he on verv friamllv tarmp
with the Hatflelds before and after the
war. We never had any trouble till six
years ago," he continuod. "I hope no
more of us will have to die. I'll be glad
when it's all over."
The killing of Calvin and Alfara on the
night of January lot became known the
next day at the County Court houae.
Measures were taken at once to capture 01
kill a portion of the Hattields. Twenty
or thirty men under Deputy 8heriff Traai
Phillips crowed the Tug near Fond Creek,
in Pike county, Kentucky, on January ti.
Within thirty yards of tbe houae Mrs,
Vance hailed Phillips with "Who are you
and where are you going?"
''Who are you aud where are you going?"
was his rejoinder.
"I think they are after you, pap," shrieked
the bold woman, and a moment latei
Old Vance arose from his concealment behind
her. During the shooting whicb
followed Vance was killed.
On tbe night of January 9, Phillips and
posse arrested Valentine Hatfield, throe
M&yborn brothers, Tom Chambers and
Kew Yancey, Selkirk McCoy and Mosei
Christian. Others of the Hatlields were
captured in McDowell county, West Va.,
about the same timo, and landed in Pike
county jail.
On January 10, Sheriff Phillips and
posse charged old "Ance" and companions,
and all fled except Jim Dunpany,
who was killed by Jim McCoy, an uncle
of Kandall McCoy.
Mr. Howell then proceeds with his narrative
as follows:
THB PRISONERS IN JAIL.
I saw all of the prisoners thia mornlnf
in the Pike jail. They are all conflnod ir
two small cells. Tho jail is a small one
but it is as well built as any in the conn
try and all appliances for tbe dstention o
nriinnara am an annH TKn
!>, ?. ? >> b>?>m (iiinutioto ?i?
good types of their locality. Old "Wall'
Hatfield Is > tall, pow-jrfnl, well-propor
tloned man. He baa iron-gray hair am
monatache to match,whlle a pair of rongb
shaggy eyebrows almost conceal eyea of i
greenish gray that are forever evading thi
the person with whom their owner ma]
be talking. Cool and self-poseeBsad at ai
timea, "Wall" never allowa himaelf to bi
led Into making any entangling state
meets. Two o[ the three Mayborn broth
era, confined with him, are bla eona-in
law, and are highly spoken ol in tho mat
ter of bravery and canning.
Mom Christian and old Selkirk McCo;
are of the Hatfield gang, bnt live In Mc
Dowell connly, West Virginia. The cap
tnrea are all important, as al) are nnde
three Indictments each for mnvdar. "Wall1
was not engaged in the killing of McOoy'
son and daughter on the night of Januar;
1, nor were tha Msyhorja. He advise*
against it, and la said to havs fallen on
with hla brother "Ancr" In conaeqnene
of his refusal to participate.
scrriaixQ roa ms xarxbstkxss.
Frank Phillips has made hlmaalf a
conspicuous in bis efforts to capture an
snppresa the Hatfield gang that ho ha
been removed from hla poaltlon as Depot
Sheriff. The Sheriff of Pike connty i
Basil Hatfield, a connection of the head
of the Hatfisld gang, and himself la charge
with giving them aid and comfort in re
moving Phillips and anbatitnting bla owi
son. Phillips, howrver, has been appolni
ed agent ot tha Governor of Kentucky t
recover the H^tfielda, lor whom reqaiii
Hons vera Issued. He says he will cap
tare them ill eventually end da ill u
hit power to bring their punishment
The Hatfields evidently thing thai
> Phillips is in earnest, aa "Ance" and hii
tone "Cap" and "Johns" have moved tnt<
Logan Court Houw, while others have
gone acioea into Virginia, until the Fiki
county authorities shall have had tims tc
"file the indictments" against them.
TBI DEMON or TUX PROAECUTION.
The demon oi the proeecntion, however,
? is Ferry Oline, the ancle oi the murdered
i- Jeff McCoy. He is prolific oi resources,
a patient, brave and untiring. He ient
', into the Hatfield settlement and learned
I, all the facts in relation to the murder ol
D his nephew. Tall, gsunt, with long black
kaU anil ksa*il irifh a tana anrnia irtiinK
consumption's signature is written, broad
r ami deep, be appears the very spectre o'
i vengeance, instead ef a man trying to apj
pease the angry demands of blood and
I give peace to a distracted community.
warnid by thl hatjhujm.
Recognising bis abilities and (earing bis
pursuit, the Hatflelds sent blm the following
last August:
Looah 0. H., W. Va., August 2tf, 1887.
Firry dine, Pikcville, Ky.
My name ia Nat Hatfield. I am not a
single individual by a uood many, and we
do not lire on Tug river, but wo live all
| over tbia county. We have been told by
. men frem jour county that you and your
i men are fixing to invade this county for
, the purpose of taking tho Hatfield boys,
, and now air, we 4*, in number at present,
, do notify jou that if you come into this
. county to take or bother any of the Hat,
deldxj, we will follow you to hell or take
your hide, and if any of the Hatflelds are
f killed or bothered in any way, we will
charge it up to you, and your hide will pay
tho penalty. We are not bothering you
and neither are the Hatflelds, and as long
as you keep your hands off Logan county
men, we will not do auything, but if you
don't keep your hands off our men there
is not one of you that will bo left in* six
months. There is present at this time 41)
of the men who regulated mattera at thia
place a short time ago and we can get as
many as we need in six hours. We nave
' a habit of making one-bora^ lawyers keep
tbe'r boots and we have plenty of good,
, strong i-rope left from hanging Williams,
and our hangman tied a knot for you and
laid it quietly away until we aoe what you
do. We have no particular pleasure in
hanging dogs, but we know you and have
conuted the tnilea and marked the treo.
Yours peacefully so long as you keep
hands off, but with hell in our necka as
noon as you make the brake.
PaxaiOKNT AND SlCCHBTAttY QV THB logan
..tr.no
UUUfli I IVUIVJUllUMi
Mr. Oline disregarded the threat and at
1 his instauce new requisitions were issued
and additional rewards cilered,
i gov. wilson's intkrjmt.
The conduct of Governor Wilson, of
West Virginia, in the matter all through
bee, the correspondent alleges, been
1 strange. Ho has had the requisitions
1 from Governor Buckner sinco last September,
but has refused to issue warrants for
' the apprehension of the men named in
the demand. Logan, McDowell, Wayne
' and other counties abutting on the Ken'
tucky and Old Virginia State lines are all
| Democratic. The Hatfieldo are Democrats,
and easily nway Logan and McDowell
counties. John B. Floyd, of the
! State Department at Charleston, is an attor'
noyfortheHatfields. A United StattsSena
tor is to be elected next year and Governor
Wilson is a candidate to succeed Senator
Kenna. The State is close and will be
' eloser.
The ordering out of the troops was not a
I sincere move on the part of Governor
Wilson. It wrs a mistake on his part.
' He knows that troops could do no good in
the mountain passes of LogaD, or in the
' deiiloa of the hills and mountains, or in
tue narrow bottoms of the Tag and its influent
creeks. Special detectives must do
the work. Governor Backner's ignorance
of the country mus* also be co-equal
with Governor Wilson's insincerity in the
matter, or he would not have issued his
call. Patient detective work is the only
r solution and none of the fakirs of
* Charleston, Fairmont, and other West
L Virginia towns should be emDloved.
Twenty or twenty-tive trained men would
arreat the suspected puraona without
> noise or comment and land them in their
| proper prisons.
I THE GANC1H AND THKIR DIFFKHBNCKH.
i There is a gaog in Weat Virginia banded
together for the purpose of murder and
| rapine. There is a gang in Kentucky
, whoae cohesive principle is the protection
of familiea and homes of men and women.
An unresisting family has been deprived
: of live of its members, a father and mother
, of five of their children, their homes
bnrned, their effects sent up in smoke,
. their little substance scattered to the
wind, themselves forced out at midnight
as wanderers on the bloak and inhospita
ble mountain side, almost naked in the
blasts of winter. A mother stands by and
eeea her eon killed before her very eyes
' without being allowed to speak to him.
Farms are destroyed, religious mee'.inga
l are broken up, mon and women whipped.
State and county elections interfered with
i and terror holds complete sway. To rei
press the gang that has committed all
I these crimes was the Kentucky gan.g or5
ganizdd. These are the gangs, tneir re)
spective histories, objects and achieve.
mente.
i I have set forth nothing bat what I havi
obtained by careful lnveatigation, ex
tenanted nothing, magnified nothing. 1
' am confident that everything in the mat
, ter ot statement of fact and incident i* cor
i rcct. I have talked with icoree, adhi irenti
of both aides, and have given the enb
atance of their atatomenta. Many refueei'
to aliow the use of their names, fearii tg thl
vengence of the Hatfielda.
OlUHUiS 6. How) ILL.
E ???? .c
I Oot. Wlltuu'i Itcqnliltlan.
Ohabi.k9tos, W. Va., Feb. 1.?the civl
1 anthorities have now hold of the rei onanfc
J of tbo Hsttield-McUoy fend, and npoi
1 a petition from Will Floyd, acitfzin o
! Logan connty, this State. Governor Wit
eon to-day toned a requisition upor Gov
' ituckner.ofKentucky,forthoaafed'illver]
1 of Torn Chambers, A. H. Vadne y, Bel
' kirk McCoy, L. D. McOov, Moses Chris
' tian, David Mabon, D. D. Mahoi
* and Pleant Mahon, who are allegei
J to have been implicated in the recen
' trouble and who are cltiiens of Logai
1 connty, now confined in the jail (if Fiki
' connty, Kentucky, awaiting trial.
The petition further states that the par
ties nbove mentioned, aa he is informei
' and believes, were taken from tbii Stat
without any legal proceaa wbatei er ani
' in violation of the laws of tbo Stats
j Kefuie the Redaction.
? Pittadubqu, Feb. 1.?A Johnntown
- t?- r> n?41. ....i.i ..... tv,,
rai| wmiitinut UUKHC ?;?. AU
f 300 employes In the wire deportment o
: the Cambria Iron Company refused t
accept the redaction In wagee and th
mill Is now idle. The men claim the
tbolr wtjjM ?e reduced lonr per ceo
more thin In the other department)
o They alio want a eliding icale.
^ The Grown Prince.
4 SahEiuo, Feb. 1.?An official bolleti
J regarding the Crown Prince, Frederic
a William, says that a partial thlckenin
il bas supervened in the interior part ol th
r right side ol ,tho larynx, bat In const
? qaecce ol the detacbmont of dead par
; Idea the ewelling on tne left side hi
o diminished. The Prince's general coi
[ ditlon la normal.
; WILL INVESTIGATE
j THE BEADING ItAILltOAD STBIKE,
)
I A Lively UataK In th. Htui ?( ?<PWM'
1 UUtii Over the Proposition to Bohr th*
} Matter to tho InUr-Stnt* Commerce
Com minion?Tb? Final Action*
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 1.?In the
House to-day, the morning hoar having ex
pired, the House proceeded, in accordance
with a previous ordor, to the consideration
of the report of the Committee on Commerce
relative to the propoeed investigation
of the Beading strike.
Mr. Oiardy, of Missouri, Chairman of
the Committee on Commerce, said that after
a careful examination of the matter,
the mijority of the committee had been
satisfied that the original resolution offered
by Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, demanding
Congressional investigation, ought not to
be adoptecL He briefly sketched the origin
of the railroad strike and the subsequent
strike by the employes of the Philadelphia
& Reading Coal and Iron Company,
whose stock, he said, was held
mainly by the stockholders of the Reading
Company. There had been no testimony
before the committee showing that
inter-state traflic had been interfered with
on the Reading road a week or an hour,
with the exception of a brief interruption
at Port Richmond, on account of the refusal
of the men to obey the lawful orders |
of the superintendent. On the contrary,
he thought it appeared affirmatively that
thero had b?en no sort of intercourse with
or interruption of Inter 8tate Commerce.
It had been stated that the Reading Com-1
f>any, in making Allotments of cars to minng
companies discriminated in favor of
some companies and against others. This
was a matter which was entirely within
the jurisdiction of the Inter State Commission.
Any person who was aggrieved
could secure an audience by knocking at
the door of that commission. It was also
stated that the Reading Company and the
Philadelphia Coal and Iron Company
were practically one and the same, and
this was in violation of the Constitution of
Pennsylvania. If this were true, the
remedy waa to be found in the State courto
of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Raynor, of Maryland, did not believe
in hall-way measures on thia subject,
when monopoly ia combined to drive the
raikks of labor to the starvation point;
that labor bad an equal right by every
natural law of justice to Combine and
strike for living wages. He said thia not
in the spirit of demagogiam, for he had
neither the arte or aspirations of demogogism,
but because he believod it to be a
living truth. (Applause.) He was the
mortal foe of violence in all its forms, bat
he was the friend of labor, and ita sovereign
power should be exerted in every
peaceful way to assert and vindicate ita
rights. The Beading road had broken
and violated a solemn compact it had
made with its employes, and now it commanded
them to eurrender under threat
of proclaiming to the American
peonle that the great tributary
of Commerce should be cloeed, and that
not a ton of traffic should be freighted
over ita road. 8hould thia be done, he,
for one, said never. Congress had the
power, beyond that which belonged to
the Interstate Commerce Commission, to
brinrf thia great monopoly to bay. The
Heading Company bad incorporated a
legal fiction known aa the Philadelphia &
Reading Coal and Iron Company, officered
by the same officers, controlled bv the
aame agent* aa the Heading Railroad
Company, and nnder the mask of this
legal fiction the railroad company was
now violating the constitutional provision
of this State that chartered and created it.
Mr. Groavenor, of Ohio, inquired why,
if the railroad company waa chartered
under the laws of Pennsylvania and had
deviated from the business authorized by
ita charter proceeding*! in tho nature of
quo warranto conld no'. te instituted
against it in the State courts.
Mr. Raynor (sarcastically)?Tho courts
of Pennsylvania aro in the habit of granting
write nf quo warranto.
Mr. O'Neil, of Pennsylvania, declared
vehemently that the first complaint on
quo warranto *ver heard in a State had
Kaon Vim9A in tKu cniirlo nf Puniiralpanla
Mr. Kaynor, continuing, quoted from
the argument made by Mr. Uowon, counsel
for the Reading Railroad, beford the
Supreme Court in the case of the Stato of
Pennsylvania against the Reading Railroad,
in which ho took the ground that
the State had no right to tax its freight,
and that Congress alone conld regulate ita
commerce. Now, said Mr. Raynor, when
Congress was seeking to investigate its
traffic the company said that Congress
had not that power because it was a State
corporation.
Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania?Docs the
gentloman know that any of theso corporations
aro seeking to prevent this investigation?
Mr. Raynor?Yes, sir; we have the evidence
here of 82,000 starving men, turned
out in the dead of winter with dependent
families. (Applause).
Mr. O'Neill?I did not ask as to that; I
asked whether you know that the Reading
Railroad Company and the Philadelphia
Coal and Iron Company are seeking
to prevent this investigation. I say, for
one, they are not.
Mr. Raynor?Then why not allow the
investigation? Why not adopt the resolution.?
Mr. O'Nflill?Wfl will arinnt it. (An
plmnae).
' Ur. Kftynor?If joq vlll adopt it I am
done. (Load and long continued calla of
"Vote I votel"
Mr. 1??jrnor: I wish to add but a wo rd.
, This reference to the Inter-State Commerce
Commission amounts to nothing.
You might as veil refer it to the Chinese
Embassy or to the Public Printer; you
will get it back jnst aa aoon. (Loud laugh1
ter and applause.) What is the use of
i knocking at the door of the Inter-State
, Commerce Commission? It never takes
[ up a case mere mota. Yon do not direct
. it to do anything; you merely request
. it. By the time it investigates the qnesr
tiou the men will have all alarved to
. death. Let ns track the snbjsct to tho
. fountain head, and let us discover, as I
i believa we will, that this is conspiracy of
1 capital and not of labor; and let us apply
t tho most heroic remedies legislation cm
j devise to break op theae infernal systems
j which, nnder the name of trusts, are
shadowing the proeperoua homes and
. bnalneae centres of the country.
1 Ur. Davis, of HMsachnaetts, advocated
g toe report 01 me majority 01 ine commit1
tee, believing that Congress wu too mnch
of political body to properly investigate
* partly business matter, and bscaoae he
did not bellevo that investigation by a
Congressional Committee would be pro.
' dnctivo of any good results. To strength'
' en this assertion, he instanced what he
1 termed the failure of the Missouri Pacific
o Investigation Committee to produce an;
e good reaolta or retch any conclusion.
,t Mr, Burnts, of Miaaonri, reminded the
t gentleman that within twenty-four hourt
!, after the arrival of their committee in St
Louis peace had been restored and corn
merce had been resumed. [Applause J
Soma dlacuaaion then enaned aa to tni
q proper form ol the reaolation, in the
. coarse of which Mr. Randall said that tb(
controvtny between tht railroad companj
ft and ita employee wu bat one branch o
e the inveatigation. The moat lmportan
y branch waa that relative to the controvert]
t- existing between the coal combination:
ta and the miners. In hia judgment th<
1- mlntrt case wu a vast deal stronger thai
wu that ot the employee! ?< the railroad
and he, therefore, suRg^ted an Amend*
ment extending the investigation into the
existing difference*! m the L?high and
Schuylkill coal region between the mining
corporation and the miners.
Mr. Ttainey, of Michigan, thought that
the House waa getting into a little confu ion
aa he did not believe it had the
authority to inveetipate institutions in the
State of Pennsylvania. He wanted to
know whether the Reading Railroad Company
woe defying the law, and whether
the strike was not a lockout forced by the
1 railroad corporation, whereby thouMnds
of men were thrown out of empIoymefli,for
i the purpose of raising the price of coal, i
If these immense corporations, bnilt up <
bv Congress. were choking the very life
blood out of the nation Congress ought to '
know it !
Mr. White, of Now York, suggested an amendment
extending the inquiry into i
the queation as to whether there has been (
any unlawful combination of large bodies ,
of men to interrupt the business of the
Beading Kailroad Company and to de- 1
prive it of freight destined for transport** i
tion to points outside of Pennsylvania, ^
and if such combination is found to exist,
the committee is directed to report what 1
legislation is necessary to prevent and I
punish such combination in future. 1
Mr. Orutnm?I don't object to that. I ?
want a broad investigation. '
Mr. Anderson, ot Kansas?I do; there t
is teo much Wall street about it.
After some delay the various proposi- a
tions were consolidated into the following t
resolution, which was adopted without c
division: f
Reacted, That a special committee of \
five members be appointed to investigkte t
forthwith the extent, ciusss and etfect e
upon the inter-State commerce of the con- l
tinned failure by the Reading Railroad
Company to transport such commerce and s
to report to the lionse, by bill or other* o
wise, for consideration at any time such a
legislation as is necessary to secure tho i:
public the regular and complete cxecu- *
tion by a railroad company of its obliga- 1>
tions to serve as a common carrier of inter* s
state commerce; and to investigate the
differences existing in the Lehigh and lj
Schuylkill region of Pennsylvania betwoen
the corporations mining coal and the o
miners; and further, to investigate all b
facts relating to mining corporations, n
and individual miners of anthracite a
coal in connection therewith; and l
report the eame to the Hou*e with arch u
recommendations as the committee may t
agree apon. fi
The House then adjourned. h
Mr. Oox, tho Speaker, pro t*m, Btatea J
that the committee will probably be ap- b
pointed by Mr. Carlisle, bnt that ho will e
confer with that gentleman this ovening g
for the purpose of learning his wishes. n
The Cameron PoitinMter Selected.
Special Dispatch to the InUlliaencer.
Washington, D. 0? Feb. 1.?The InTKLuaKNcaR's
forecast is confirmed to-day
in the selection of Mr. Orawford for the
Cameron po3tmaatorship. The appointmont
will probably be inado to-morrow.
Daniel E. VanMeter wan to day appointed
postmaster at Old Fields.
The arrivals include J. H. Ransom and
wife, of West Virginia; Robert Cbew, of
Gharleatown, and Tbomita h. Michie, of
Huntington. The latter ia ex-C'ongreeaman
Gibson's law partner.
Ia the Interest* of Harmony.
tiptcial Dispauh to the JnUtlificnccr.
Washington, D, 0, Feb. 1.?A. dinnor
was given in honor of ex-Seimtor Henry
G. Davis last night by Honator Gorman.
About thirty prominent Democrats in
Congress were there. Th? object was to
see if the tariff end free trado wings cannot
ba made to flan together. Representative
William L Wilson was one of the
guesta. Mr. Davis waa on the floors of
both the Senate and House to-day.
Itrltfah Insincerity.
Dublin, Feb. 1.?The Freeinan't Journal
demands tuat tue government ana toe
police use the same vigilance to unearth
the men who murdered farmer Fitzmaurice,
near Tralee, County Kerry, aa they
exert against prieata and membera of Parliament
who venture to make speeches.
If the asaaasins are permitted to escape, it
Bays, the fact will be eatabliahed beyond
yea or nay that the powera of government
are need, not for the detection and punishmeut
of crime, but for the ex action of
tax rents. The police know every man in
Tralee and there will bo nothing to excuse
their failure to arrest tho murderers.
The J'reu (Conservative) aaya that
Fifzmaurice had been denounced aa a
land-grabber and that this charge furnished
the motivo for hia murder. The
U8era of each language, it saye, ought to
be indicted as acceaaoriea to the crimo.
The murder ia the direct and natnral result
of the National Laague'a teaching
and inflaence.
Tlira'i Statement Alarm# Europe.
London, Feb. 1.?There ia a pretty general
agreement that Herr Tiaza'a declaration
to the Lower House of the Hungarian
Diet ia more warlike than peaceful. The
Hungarian Prime-Minister ia at Paris to
contradict various warlike rumors, and
profecaes himself aincorely desirous of
peace. What alarma Europe is hia blunt
statement about tho atead v displacement
of Russian troops toward tho western
frontier, and the equally blunt and somewhat
atern declaration that Austria-Hungary
had taken and would continue to
take all necessary measarea for her own
security and for the effective uae of her
own army. HerrTiizi is not a first rate
figure among Earopean statesmen, but it
ia certain that no auoh language aa thia
would be used without the fall concurrence
of Count Kalnoky.
The Top* and the Iriah <Jue?tlon.
Romk, Feb. 1.?The Pope to-day received
the Irish pilgrims and clergy, who presented
him with addresses c xpreaaing the
ilannlinn In Ilia Ilnlw (ins Than alan
brought a number of gifts for the Pope.
After these had been presented the Pope
descended from the throne and walked
down the ranks formed by the visitors,
giving each his bsnediction and adding a
few kindly words. To the leaders he expressed
his desire for n peaceful settlement
of the Irish question.
Trial of American Dynamiter*.
London, Feb. 1.?Tho trial ol Thomii
Callan, formerly o! Lowoll, Mase., and
Hlcbael Harkin;, of Philadelphia, the alleged
dynamiter)!, was began to-day at
Newgate. Mr. Oharlee Phelpi, eon of the
American Minister, and Bscond Secretary
ol tho American legotlon, eat oh the
bench watching the cue. The procedure
waa qaiet. The Attorney General gave
the htatory of the cue and the policemen
who arrested the men repeated their testimony.
Kx.Mayor Sullivan Koleaaed.
Dublin, Feb. 1.?Ex-Lord Mayor Sullivan
of Dublin, was released from Tullamore
prison to-day after two months confinement.
A large crowd was gathered in
front of the building and greeted Mr. tiullivan
with great enthusiasm. Mr. Sullivan
afterwards received nddreaets from
various ueiegauonfl. mi. jvuu mureiy
and the Marquis of Ripon camo to Dablln
to-day. They received ovations at the
diflerent stations at which their (rain
stopped.
A Duel Willi Mirorda.
Pabis, Feb. 1.?A duel with swords was
fought to-day bat ween M. Yignon, for*
merly secretary of M. Rouvi*r, and M.
Baur, editor of (Jil Bint. Vignon'e left
arm waa pierced by M. Baur's sword.
THE MARITAL WOES
OF A RUSSIAN ROTHSCHILD'S SOX.
Mil Wit. la Lot* With ? 6ho?m?k?r?The
Brokii-HMitw) II*raw xulmU* & Ihd
Story ofDamMtldtlODbla-hDMtluDKl
l.lbal Sole Against ? K?w?pap*r,
Niw You, Fab. 1.?Baron Louis
Cramers has filed suit against the Prat
newspaper for $100,COO damages on acconnt
of an alleged libel published In that
journal December 10, 1837. Behind the
suit there le an onnsualljr romantic etory.
No suspicion attaches to the title or social
standing ol Baron Cramers. He is the
ion of the Russian Rothschild, the great 81.
Petersburg banker, whoee wealth is at
east $40,000,000. Moreover, Baron Cramers
s the nephew ol the Russian Minister at
IVMhinirtnn. Rarnn Da fikrtivo. and la
i Lieutenant In Prussia's aristocratic cardry
regiment, the Fifteenth Honrs.
[r?dition says that the regiment is rarely
lent to action anil is consequently dabbed
'The Dead Heads," bat no uperaion on
hat ecore can cling to Baron Oremors.
ie ia a tall young man of well kait
Ithletic Irame, and the ecarg of old woanda
hat Beam his forehead under the blonde
aria attest that he haa aeen service in the
ield and in the duelling arena. A relorter
yeeterday fonnd Baron Uremers in
he office o! nil counsel. Baying conulted
his lawyer, the Baron contented to
uake a statement.
"I have no vindictive purpose," he
aid, "in this prosecution, bat I want the
pportnnlty to vindicate myself from an
trocious calumny. I regret that I must
atroduce the name of my wife, from
rhom I am now separated, and who is
irgely responsible for the painful circumtancoe
that have arisen."
"Well, Baron, what about the alleged
ibel?" inquired the reporter.
"Here." replied the Baron, m he drew
ut a printed extract, "Is in infamous letBr
writter from jail by a socialistic ebuoaaker
who was arrested on the charge of
eeaulting hie own thirteen-year-old daughar.
I regret to eay that this man was a
rotege and pet of my wife. Learning
bat we bad separated, he wrote to her
rom prison, saying tbat I had betrayed
is daughter. The man's name is James
ewell, who waa arrested on the sworn
tatement of the girl Elixabeth. There is
videntlv a conspiracy in the case, for the
Irl was induced to prefer a charge against
ae and exculpate her unnatural parent;
mt within a day or two she retracted the
ccnsation and admitted that her fatbor
ras to blame. It is humiliating to be
nixed ap in any way wun anon an mQioy.
Jewell is held lor trial, bat I want
he earliest opportunity to vindicate myelf."
"How did yon happen to be involved iu
nch a caee?" ?
"Ah, thereby hangs a long tale. A year
go last November I was married to Victo*
ia Casein. It was a foolish anion. I
lever knew what her father's name was. I
idmit that she fascinated me, yet the proposal
of marriage came from her, although
t was not leap year. I took pity on her
lelpless condition and financial erubarassments,
for she was practically deserted
>y her friends. I entertained toward her
he most ardent, pare and sincere devoion,
yet we were only a conple of weeks
narried when she told me that sho coald
lot peesibly lore any man. Aboat the
?me time I b#gan to learn that prior to
>nr marriage my wife had displayed an
ixtraordinary infatuation for actreeaes.
3he bad also been editor and proprietor of
i publication called the Stage Gaulle, and
>ad been in the habit of going out in boys'
ilothes to eee the town. An illustrated
iccoant of some of her exploits was
irinted in a Saturday serial."
"Didn't these circumstances or dlsclolures
disturb the harmony of your relaions?"
"I was honestly devoted to the woman,
ind when ehe told me of her peculiar
emperament, I replied that if such were
infortnnately the case, still, although it
rould be a calamnity to me, so long as
ihe loyally adhered to me and didnotbng
to discredit my family or myself, I
ihuuld accept such share of friendly feeing
and gratitude as she could give me.
She disclosed to me other serious errors of
ier life before our marriage, but I assured
ler that if she would lead a true and loyal
ife now I would condone the past and
rust my fature in her hands. We livod
or a time at the Belvedere and other costy
hotels, and in a boarding house in For;y-eighth
street. I allowed her a good
ncome, giving her at one time bb much as
62.WOO to do as she pleased with, but when
[ remonstrated against her extravagant
labits ohe retorted that she was my wife,
hat she must have every luxury, and that
ihe didn't care a snap where I got the
noney."
"1 was dependent on my father, and he
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a poison hie mind against me. My father
prrote ber a letter of seventeen pages, and
ihe unperciliously neglected to reply to it
intil she decided to undermine mo with
ny own family. She actually turned me
>ut of a flit I bad furnished for her."
"Where did the eboemakcr come into
;be drama?"
"He waa my wife's acquaintance, not
nino. This fellow Jewell made her shoes.
Lie was a Socialist, a Theosophist, and
iwelled up with all sorts of theories. She
Irequently called upon him, remaining
lometimt-b from noon until 7 p. m , and
jven taking him to the theatres. To
icqnaintance I naturally objected, with a
rood deal of emphasis, and endeavored to
iisauade her from continuing it 8he
Doeitivoly disobeyed my wishes, declaring
mat Jewell was a man who well might be
laken for a model of humanity?In fact,
ber idea of the modern civilized man.
However, as I found it impoasibls to inJucj
ber to give ap the acquaintance of
the shoemaker, and the subject waa a
constant source of irritation and heartburning,
I consented to meet this Jewell
ratber than lead a cat-and-dog life."
"How did he impress vou7"
"As a decidedly malodoroui individual,
[ cultivated his scquaintshce assiduously
In the hopes of mitigating an evil that I
;ould not wholly get rid of. As the fellow
was in a state of abjsct poverty, I gave
aim orders for shoes and I racom mended
liim to my friends. His daughter assisted
him in his business, bat I never spoke a
word to her in my Ufa beyond the ordinary
'good morning' or 'good evening' addressed
jointly to her father and herself,
rhe shoemaker's adroit letter, seeking to
fasten his crime on me. is infamously fa ee,
but I must take cotrnizancd of it in order
to vindicate mycelf."
"Do you propose to seek a divorce ?"
"That is something to be considsrod
later. We have separated, and 1 may
seek legal relief from my fetters. But I
want iirst. to vindicate myself from Jewell's
atrocious charge, and, if possible, to
prevent the names of my relatives from
being dragged through the mire. I wish
the consequence of my crednlity and folly
to fall on my own head."
Mr, Co* Sentenced.
Dublin, Feb. 1.?At the trial of Mr. Cox,
Member of Parliament, for making a
speech at Kildysart, County Glare, In October,
inciting tenants to conspiracy, Mr.
Gox was convicted and sentenced to one
month's imprisonment.
A Royal Welcome.
8am, Fob. 1 ?Prince Ferdinand and
pan/, nuu bid iumidh n iuui ui oiwwih
Foamalia, arrived at E?ki Sajjri last eventag.
The town wu illnmlnated and the
populace K&ve the Prince a warm wel*
come.

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