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fe MAligmai:
oaleti 145 *nd Kourteeutli Htrnot.
(jjjv. .Si/kkidan is looming up asa Ki
publican presidential probability. Whi
gran "Little Phil" wonld make, and ho<
the "boys" wonld ral'y to his support.
"UlpTeci'mukh" expresses himeeifin
i characteristic manner regarding Wad
Hampton's vicious attack on him. It I
sot tbo first time Hampton has had cans
to re.^et the circumstances that threT
him in G(>n*rn 1 Shnrman'o path.
CoMiKKHsMAN liuuo mm oeen honore
with a ylace on the Democratic Nation*
CoDgrcaaioflal Committee. Now that h
is in a position to control tbo distribute
ol "fandp" i'l this State, Mr. Hogg's pop
-i.riK- will iocreafo among the hungr;
md thirdly ones of his party.
Jl'doi.no from the developments mad
by the Senate Committee on Agriculture
jnach of tho "pure lard" we conaumo 1
not pur!\ Those who have been bayin
the cheap iiriicio of commerce, in prefei
ence to the genuine lard manufactured b
oar oxii people, may find something t
thici about in tho account of the com
mittee'a investigation.
It nas necessary yesterday lor the Prei
ide.it of tho Sanatotodeal arbitrarily witl
the erratic Mr. Kiddleberger, of Virginia
The President of tho Senate waa ri#hl
Mr. Kiddlebergor's departures from thi
rales of decorum that should govern i
Senator's ectiona have become quite tor
freijnent of into. His almost brutal at
tack oa Mr. Sherman the other day, am
this latest break, tiro together enough ti
maku him deserving of the treatment h'
iscsivod yesterday.
Ei-b'tNATOK Henry li. Dav.'s' propoai
tion ;o contribute $500 toward the estab
liahme.it of a West Virginia Bureau o
Information ar.d Statistics ia another evl
deuce of thct gentleman's public spirited
nees. liia ouggestlon, which ia meant fo
the consideration of the State Immigra
tion Convention, is a good one, and tb
I.ntelliobnckr hopes to see it adopted.
There will bo others in attendance o
the Convention who will join Senato
- *?? ? ?Tho indication
imifl ir. IUU KUUU nui?.
now are that tho gathering will bo a larg
one, and that it will be fruitful of gr6fl
good. It will no composed of represente
live, progressive men, who have not onl;
at heart the material interest# of the 8tatc
bat who have tho energy and onterprio
to carry cut tho plans that will be forma
A Former Wlierlltij; J.u<l>'a Suit for Urcncl
uf Prowlite.
Washington, Pa., Feb. 8.?Suit ha
been brought against K. 8. Wil
lis, a prominent attornoy of Nev
York city, but whoso residenc
ia in Brooklyn, by Miaa Tillie Ingersol!
a younp lady of this place, for $60,000 fo
breach of promise.
J. ti. Stevenson, of Pittsburgh, is attoi
ney for tho plaintiff. Miss Ingei
soil becarao rcqnainted with Mr. Wil
lis several years ago when oi
a visit to Now York. Her mothor inhei
ited Went Virginia proporty and tho fam
ily moved to Wheeling, and later ti
Washington, wbero they have since re
aided. The defendant is eoid to be wort!
Kf STACK CI ICON'S mission.
Ho Arrived in Lontavllln?Afraid that th
Knitacklans Will Kill the llntlieldn.
Iauhyillk, Ky., Feb. 8.?Hon. Enstac
Gibson, of Huntington, W. Va., arrivei
here laat night. Ho comes for the purpos
In Mm (TnJfo,
u. .ua.iiuniifj ?
Status Court to compel the re
turn of the nine Hafliolds no\
in j til in Pike connty, Kentucky, to Lo
Kau county, \V. Va, to be tried for ol
feneea committed there. Mr. Gibsoi
hold a consultation with Judgo Bar
this evening uud the Judge Ret l1
o'clock an the time to hear the ma
tion for a writ of habeas corpus
He went to Frankfort this after
noon to servo notice on Attorne;
Genevai Hardin to appear on bebolf o
thn State of Kentucky. Mr. Gibson i
afraid that if tho McCoys take alarm a
the poraibility that the Hatiields may b
releaeed, the Keniuckians will asaaseinat
thoir captives. One of the queotions in
volved in the jurisdiction of the Unitei
States Court.
May I.cad to a Cuunillsu Involution,
St. Paul, Feb. 8? A Winnepeg specie
Baja: The annual roport of President Ast
down, read before tho Board of Trade yer
torday, tiorcely attacks tho Canadian Pi
citi-i railroad and tho Dominion govern
ment on the monopoly question. Th
only remedy, he said, was a froo railwa
system. The illiberal policy of the Cant
dian Pacific railroad had driven tens <
thousand* of Canadian settlers south int
Dakota. In conclusion he broadly int
mated that a cut in nation of the preset
policy of tho Dominion government migl
result in a Btrong movement towards ai
noxfttion to the United States.
Convention or Nowapitper Hen.
IndianaI'dlis, Ind., Feb. 8.?Tho Ej
ccntive Committee of the American Newi
paper Publishers' Association mot at tb
Denniaon Hotel yesterday, in advance (
the rttinual meeting of the Associatioi
which takes place to-day. A conferent
waq held wifh the leading advertisic
agents of tho United States with a viow t
arranging rotorma in the methods <
uoiurf business between auvoriiaers on
tho papers. Thero in a largo attendant
o( nnwjpipar man from all parts of tfc
country and tho annual meeting bids fa
to bu very ruccaesful.
A Detent for tlie Mormons,
Salt La*:.*, Feb. s?Governor We
eat in his lire! reto yesterday. It was c
bill compelling tbo courto to grant be
in the caso of convicts who wish to ai
real whoro tho penalty Is not jrreater the
live years' imprisonment. The law no
allows bail in r.ach casts in tho dlacretic
o! the judge. The design of the ball wi
to help the polygamies tight the lawo.
Tho Inter-state Convention, of Mine
anil Mine Owners at Pittsburgh yesterdu
transacted no business oi importance.
Th? Executive Board of tho K. of
will forward to-day a letter to Preside
Corbln, ol the Reading road, proposli
Tho Cashier of tho defunct Metropolis
Bank i?t Cincinnnti, nays that t!*e stoc
boldors, after llnbiliiieit are paid, will i
ceivo 82 per cent of tho balance of t
- Kither Would Prove m Strong Candidate.
' I'hauticry Dtpow Interviewed?General
^ Blierldan'if Availability?Mr. ISlalue
" May be Unnnlmouiily Nominated.
fl N*w York, Feb. 8.?'The Herald prinle
0 tho following: Politicians had much food
B for dlflcufoion yesterday in the diapatch
e from Chicago that was printed in tbe
v Herald, and which intimated that there
was 1'oubt that Mr. Jaaits G. Blaine
wonld ba tho candidate of the Republican
il party for President. Tho matter waa
il talked over in many places whero politie
clans aro wont to congregate in thu City
a Hall, in the Aetor Houbo rotunda and in
i. the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
7 Will Blaine net the nomination? Does
Blaine want the nomination? If Biaioe
ienot Iln> candidate will it be Sheridan?
e Th680 were the qneationd the politicians
, asked thutnoelves and one another.
"I don't believe," baid Mr. Ohanncey
8 M. Depew, "chat Mr. Blaine will uot bo
g the ntxt candidate of the Republican
. party for I'residont. In face, I fe.-l pretty
certain ho will bo th9 candidate, and I
' feel pretty certain, too, that ho will get
0 the nomination by acclamation. Thrre
I* will be no balloting at all. None will bo
Decesnary, lor Mr. BJaine will ewenp
everything before him. Nor do I believe
, that Mr. Blaine has written a letter to
OonKreeeman William Walter Phelpu in1
atrncting him to withdraw hia name aa a
i. candidate whenever he thinks it prudent
to do bo. Of coarse I have no positive
. information on that point, bat my innor
consciousness tells mo Mr. Blaine has not
a written any Ruch letter.
r "If, howevor," (Mr. Dopew atrongiy
* emphasized the "if") "Mr. Blaine has
3 written such a letter, and if ho is deter0
mined not to be a candidate, then Gen.
Sheridan will get the nomination and the
election. Geu. Sheridan would mnke a
grand canvaaa. His nomination weald
. mean, bis election. <
. "But I atill maintain my belief that Mr.
Blaino will bo the next nominoe of the
* Republican party, aud also the next Preai*
- dont of the United StatoB."
r "Mr. Blaine." b;H ex-Judgo Davia,
"will, in my judgment, which, by the way,
is not that oi an expert politician, be the
B choice of tho convention. I ueo no reason
why he should not receive and accept tho
nomination. U(?n. bberidan would, If Mr.
Blaine wore not the nomineo, mako a
splendid candidate and would, I am confi8
dent, be elected.
e "Still Mr. Blaine would be elected too.
I He would draw to liio aapport ell Repub*
licana and many Dumocraie. The atory
'* that he wouid cause dissension in tbo
7 party and woaken ite atfength iu unfoumli,
ed. I don't kuow whether he ban written
0 each a letter to Gongregamau Pholpn as
haa b3on eaid, but should bo oorry to loam
" that he had."
VIEWS or A namblkb8 MAN.
"Blaine ought not to get the nomina,,
tion," eaid a gentloman at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel laat evening. It ought to go to
b Gen. Sheridan. Tho Republican inana.
gera must not try to diaconnt the movement
in favor of Gen. Sheridan. It id a
v aignificant movement and will grow with
0 every day that paaaea. Mr. Blaine'a nomii,
nation would mean defeat for the party.
r The Damocrata beat him once and can do
it again. I don't aeo that Mr. Blaine has
done anything to make him atronger than
' he waa four yeara ago. Ho ia the weakest
- man we've got."
For the Attack Mailt* Upon lllm by Wade
Hampton?A Characteristic Interview.
Naw Yobk, Feb. 8.?A Herald reporter
3 yestsrday interviewed General Sherman
* in regard to the long article by Senator
3 Wade Hampton on the burning of Columbia,
S. 0. The Senator's atory of that
event filled eleven colurana of the Charles0
ton Newt and Couriir of the 5:h inat. The
llerald Bays:
o "Tho article from the beginning to the
] end of its eloven columns ia a bitter at<
q tack upon General Sherman and bristles
. ?...?V nl'Moaa an "ftAnnrul Khorman'u
reckless disregard of truth," "utterly anf
worthy of credit, hcohall be dealt with fa
- all defamers deserve," "base and cowardly
* assaults," "Sherman is convicted by hie
J own statements of glaring inaccuracies, not
0 to uiie a harshor word," Jio. The ch aing
- paragraph of Hampton's story begins;
i, "There seems to be here tho usual dis.
crepancy between the statements of Sher*
p mau and those of trotbfnl pereono."
1 General Sherman read tho article yesa
terday and then said:
0 "Why, bless your soul, I have no answei
j! to make to this stud. Lord bless you, it
d isn't worth the troublo; it's such an old
story. Wade Hampton knows as woll a*
I do that I did not burn Columbia, but
that ho did. I have told the utory iu my
il memoirs.
i- "Why, look here," and Gen. Sherman
became earnest, "the town was cf nc
earthly consequence in a military point ol
[m view. It was not worth burning down,
i* It waa a wretohed littl<? place?ot no more
e account to as than a stump by the roady
side. It wuo merely a stopping place foi
I- the night, and we marched to Goldsboro
>f the next day. I had more important
o things to think of than the burning ol this
i- stump by tho roadside. I was on my
it way to Richmond. I wna after Lee'i
it scaip. I hadn't tho timo or inclination tc
i* bothor with
"It is of no consequence to me whether 1
t. dostroyed Columbia Or not. Astoanswer
j. ing this fellow?this windbag?Faugh!
Hampton is a braggart and a blower. He
always was. Did you ever notice the
" weakness of aomo of these southern iell?
lows for blowing? How they'll talk
:e about their splendid estates, their plan's
tations, sir, when they have a few measly
0 acres worth about $5 an acre? Hampton
? ia of that sort. The whole question as tc
J who burned Columbia was sifted by the
10 International Commission, a not over
|? friendly body, before whom tho British
lr owners of some of tho cotton destroyed
hrnnoht thnir rlftims. If thflV could U03
jsibly havo shown that the United States
troopc burned that cotton they would
fit have done so. and they failed, and that
Bottled it I" '
til An Kicttlug Campaign,
p. Dictroit, Feb. 8.?An Evening Journa,
in special from Mirqatitto, Mich., Bays: The
w Republicans ol the Eleventh dijtrict have
ttB began a vigorous canvass, being alarraec
by the activity of the Democrat*, and wil
no doubt carry tho district, but by a re
dncod majority. It is charged that tuonej
in being sent into the district by tht
rB National Democratic and Republican Com
T? mittens through the State organizations
The elloits ol Democrats aro being pu
L. forth to swell tho Prohibition vote, thi
nt only eloment thi?y have connted on ai
ag being able to defeat Seymour.
Anti-Monopoly Uoov.mtlon Called.
fc. N*w Yobjt , Feb. 8.?The Anti-Monopol;
re* League, of which W. A. A. Uaraey is head
he have issued a call for a National Con von
lion to be held in thie city on August 1.
Th? Record Show* that ha DU1 Not Advocute
'M r tr* ran n tan Utooflraoj."
Cincinnati, 0.,Feb. 8.?The Commercial Gazette's
Washington correspondent sends
1 an interesting interview with a leading
Wert Virginian concerning Senator Kenna's
late speech in dofenee of the Proeldent'a
tariff policy. The West Viftinia
gentleman says:
i "Next to tbo Prpeident'a mesaage I
think the moat amusing part of the Ad- *
ministration performance is tbe appear- 1
i anceof Sir Knight Kenna in the Held in i
i quest of Senatorial gore and glory. t
i "It is painfully apparent that our West
Virginia Senator is but auperllcially J
i equipped; and his inability to make a f
wand logical argumont of coureo prevent- c
eel him from even comprehending the
principles of the question diacusaed by the
Ohio Senator.
"If he had given the public what Mr. 1
Jefferson said upon tho question of pro* c
tcclion to American industry wo woald B
not probably have heard of this great Dsui- .
ocratic speech.
"Tho Democrato havo two or throe idtli 11
whom they worship according to the ue- e
ceesity and circumstances of the case, v
Now and tbon it is Jackson, especially in c
the North since tho war. Bat at other
times it is Jefferson, edpecially In the ?
South. Mr. Jefferson, had Senator Kenna L
noticed the fact, bo plain in history, fur- o
ninhen proof of his agreement with the t
principles of the Republican party, tho
protectivo foatnre of tho tariff question a
and of hie own ideas of genuine political 1
consistency. It will be noticed that some a
vain anJ boastful novice made the same A
charge of inconsistency against JeOorson C
that Mr. Kenna makes against Senator
8horman." ii
W'htr* do you find this in Jefferson's t
writings?" I aaked. c
"In his message of 1802," answered my ti
friend. k
1 Jeflcrsou used these strong and clear p
words of Kopnblican wisdom: c
" 'To cultivate peace, and maintain commerce
and navigation in ail their lawful v
enterprises, to foster our juheriet as nurser- t
lea of navigatioa and for the nurture of y
our marine, and to protect the manufacture e
adapted to our circumstances, aro land 4
mark* by which to gnido ourselves in all A
oar procnedinga.' t
"But farther, Mr. Jefferson was, in 1810, s
questioned by some new-fledged exponents a
of Democracy as to his alleged change of t
ooinion. as inferred by ignorance from a
superficial information. c
"8i> he wrote to a Mr. Austin aa follows:
"You tell me I am quoted by those who b
wish to continue our dependence on Eog- c
land for manufactures. There was a time *
in which I might be quoted with more I
candor; but within the thirty years which v
liavo since claused, how have circum- g
stances changed! Oomparo this etate of o
things with that of 1785. and say whether n
p.n opinion founded on the circumstances a
of that day can be fairly applied to thnae p
of tb? present. HV have experienced what g
ute did not then believe, that there existe I
both profligacy ami power enough to ex- f
elude us from the field of interchange with I
other nations; that to bo independent for t
the comforts of life we must fabricate fa
thom for ourselves. - We must now piece o
the manufacturer by the side of the e
farmer. The former question is suppressed,
or rather has assumed a
Dew form. The grand question
now is, Shall we rnako our own comfort* p
or go without them attho will of a foreign
nation ? He, therefore, who is now against
domestic manufacturers must be for reducing
us either to a dependence on that
nation or to be clothod in skins and live
like wild beasts in dens and caverns. I am
proud to say I am not one of these. Experience
has now taught mo that manufacturers
are now aa necessary to our independence
as to our comfort; and if those
who quote mo as of a different opinion
will keep pace with me in buying nothing
foreign, when an equivalent of domestic
, fabric can be obtained without regard to
difloronce of price, it will not bo our fault
if we do not have a supply at home equal
to our demand, aad wrest that weapon of
distress from the hand which has eo
wantonly wielded it/
"The senior Senator from West Virginia,
pesing uj the Presidential special advocate,
must seek elsewhere for authority in
uupport of the labor-killing, poverty-maki
iog creed of his political master. Doubtless
nono of the older Democratic Senators,
except probably Mr. Voorhees, woula ^
Imna Visit (ho (larHihnnil itl a 1nr>iH in tor.
i val, to jump into a stream whose depths *
, he had nevor sounded, or would have approached
within rifle shot of the ever
ready, globe-sightsd gan of the Ohio Senator."
i I submit this interview to Mr. Konita
; for his prayerfnl consideration, and hope
it will indnce him to continue his studies
of Jeifrrson and his doctrines. He may
find come moro things in Jefferson's writings
that will astonish him.
It appears to bo abont as good a specimen
of history repeating itself as one
could wish. 8omo young man attacked
Jefferson for inconsistency on the tariff
question just as young Mr. Kenna attack
iid Mr. Sherman and accusod him of in;
consistency upon the tariff question.
> Senator Sherman made tho same reply
to Konna that Jefferson made to his ac1
At St. CUIravllle?Death of an Aged Cltlxen
of the Town.
! Special DUpatch to the Intelligencer. <
St. Olaiksvillb, Feb. 8.?-A doplorable
shooting took place yesterday morning on [
South Commons. Thomas Andears, night
watchman at the Southern depot, while
! under the iciluence of liquor, got iuto a t
| quarrel with two of his sons, aged fourteen
and eixteon. respectively, about 1
i shooting a sheep-killing dog belonging to
i a neighbor. Andoars ordered his boys to J
stay at homo, and words brought on blows, ]
and finally the oldest son, George, started i
; to run away from his father, when he
[ whipped out a revolver and tired at him, '
' the ball passing through Georgo's right J
hand. <
i David Johnson, aged eighty-four years,
i fliarl Iiam nf nlil nan last nk'ht. Ha in
well known by the"older residents as a
: Btageraan on tho National Road.
a hold 1cohhkity.
The Fourth Daylight Animult on Woman In
Pittsburgh'* Kanhluuable Quarter.
' Pittsburgh, Feb. 8 ?About 2:30 o'clock
i yesterday afternoon two highwaymen ns- j
I eaulted Mrs. William Livsey, wife of the
' ox-State Treasurer, on Bid well street, east
I end, and after a desperate struggle secur- i
t ed her 6atchcl and ran away. Four i
yonng men who witnessed tho robbery 1
started in pursuit, but the robbors drew I
. their revolvers and threatened to shoot, 1
1 and thoy were forced to give up the chase, j
J Mrs. Livsey was seriously injured in tho
) struggle. Her right arm was broken in 1
two place and several ligaraonta torn.
* Her condition to-day is quite serious. The
patchel contained over 150 and two pairo
of gold spectacles. This makes the fourth
, day-light assault on women in that most
fashionable locality in the city.
* A 8nd Kemlnder of the HHnanl.
3 PLAixvntw, Nib., Feb. S.?Miss Louie
b M. Royce, the school teacher who lay on
the prairie all night during tho recent
blizztrd with three of her pupils. all of
whom died in hor arms, had both feet
f amputated here yesterday. Her left arm
I. is badly deformed by large pieces of flesh
* dropping off, but physicians say it will
probably not be necessary to amputate It
The Erratic Itlddlebernor, of Virginia, li
Ordered to Take bin Heat bj the
Presiding ONicer?A Rebellions
Hpecch Loat to the Public.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.?In tli<
Senate to?day, on motion of Mr. Vest, i
sill was adopted appropriating $1,100,(XX
lor the extension of the poatoflico at Kan
laa Oity, Mo.
Petitions on a variety of subjects wen
ireaented, and the calendar was taken uj
or consideration of bills in their regnlai
Mr. Riddlobergor interraped with a re
lewed attempt to secure consideration oi
lis resolution in reference to the British
ixtradition treaty, and created a scene,
iccompanied by much laughter fn the gal<
eries. Ho declarod that he had been unairly
treated, that his resolution was
ntitled to consideration, and that thore
raj a combination to prevent action
Lpon it.
He criticised the chair and snubbed
ienators who endeavored to interrupt
lim, until the choir repeatedly ruled him
nt of order and finally directed him to
abe his scat.
Mr. Kiddleberger remained standing
nd appealed from the oction of the Chair,
'he chair did not entertain the appeal but
llowed other business to proceed, and
it. Riddleberger withdrew from the
Jhambor without resuming his seat.
After somo unimportant business, dureg
which Mr. Riddleburgor returned to
he Chamber, Mr. Harris moved to proeed
to executive business, but he offered
o withdraw the motion in order to h*ve
, vote on Mr. Riddleberger's resolution,
irovidod it could be had without any diaussion.
Mr. Riddloberxor declared that he
rould make no condition as to the resolu*
ion or the treaty, and demanded the
eas and nays on the motion to go into
xecntivc session. Tho Senate then voted,
3 to U, to proceed to executive business,
Ir. Riddleberger voting in theatlirma*
ive. A dramatic tbongh momentary
ceno followed. Mr. Riddlebsrger aroae
b the Chair announced the vote and atempted
to speak. Tho Chair, directing
s usual, that tho "Ser?eant at-4.rmfl will
lear the galleries and close tho doors,"
The Seuator from Virginia, who has a
ironchial affection which renders it difliult
for him to mako himself audible, pale
rith excitement, said: "1 beg pardon, sir,
arise to move a reconsideration of the
ote." L Pause, during which tho 8er^ants-ai-Arms
were executing their
llice ] "Have I not the right, sir, to
novo a reconsideration? I voted in the
UirmHtivo for that purpose?" [Further
anas.] "I have the right, ana no tier*
eant-ttt-Arms can restrain me from?"
?ne closing of the doors shut oil the
urther proceedings from the public ear.
t is unaeistuoJ, however, that tho 8ena?
ui iiuui ? uuuuuucu iiia jcuuuvu,
>at directed thorn agaJiiBt tho substance
f the British treaty, and that ho consnmd
the time until the Senate adjourned.
la the llouae.
Mr. Grosvener, of Obio, presented tho
letition of citizjns of Ohio, asking that
11 honorably discharged soldiers and
ailors of the latowar bo placed upon tho
lension rolls. Inferred.
Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina, from
he Committee on Military Allaire, retorted
the bill for the purchase of certain
words from the widow of lien. James
Shields. Privato calendar.
Mr. Holman, of Indiana, presented a
>etition of tho Indianapolis Baard of Trade
.skin? for the passage of a bill appropriaing
}20,000 for tho erection of a monnnent
to William Henry Harrison, lieerred.
The Speaker announcod the appointnent
of the following special comuiittec
o investigate the existing labor troubles
n Pennsylvania: Mr. Tillman, of Sonth
Carolina; Stone, of Maryland; Chipman,
if Michigan; Anderson, of Kansas, and
'arker, of New York.
The House then adjourned.
Id Aclrerne Beport to Coujres#?Mr. Hogg
Honored-Fostmantera Appointed.
ixcial Dtrpalch to the InUUiotnctr.
Wasuington, D. C., Feb. 8.?Con[reseman
Hogg was to-day selected as the
rVest Virginia member of tho Cangres*
ional Democratic Committee by the Demicratic
United States Engineer William P.
Jraighili, in chargo of the West Virginia
iver improvements, has reported to Confess
against the proposition to improve
Joal River, in Kanawha and Boone Connies.
The repo-t ot Civil Engineer Wiliam
0. Reynolds, of Charleston, is given
n foil. Craighill eays: "Under the cirinmstances
I cannot consider it jadicioas
or the general government to enter npon
he improvement of this river, at least at
his time, and therefore it becomes my
lot? under the law. to say that in my
>pinion the stream is not worthy of imjrovement."
The milk in the cocoanut is
hat the Kanawha improvement is makng
snch great demands that it isinjudi'
:ioue to go farther.
Charles D. Bray was yeeterday appointid
postmaster at Coopers, and George H.
llderson at Enon.
jccoretl by Htmator fttulkner? Kx.Senator
Di?vU to KntcitRlo Distinguished Uueatn,
racial Diivatch to the biUlltucncxr.
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 8.?Senator
Faulkner to-day secured two appoint'
nents for West Virginians, one for Mies
S'. H. Wheelwright, ot Roane connty, in
;he Ponsion office, by transfer from the
Land Office, at 3900 per annum, and the
>ther for E. P. Blizzard, of Franklin, Penlleton
county, to take the place in tho
Land Office vacated by Miss Wheelwright.
On Tfinroday, the 10-h inst., Henry G,
Davis will entertain fit the Hotel Ronaert,
Baltimore, the West Virginia Congressional
delegation and the Governors
if Went Virginia unit Maryland.
??tAbllah?a n Poker lloom la the Tower at a
Preabyterlau Church.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. s?It han bees
found necessary to discharge Joe, the
jolored sexton of the Walnut Strcofc Presbyterian
Church, in this city, on the
ground that he had fitted up the church
tower into a poker room, and even so far forgot
himself aa to indulge, with his friends
In tho cnticing game while tho congrega
tion woo at worship in the church below.
A Popular Unrlat.
PirrancnaH, Feb. 8 ?At a meeting o
the Allegheny connty bar this afternooz
the candidacy of Judge Stowe for th(
Supromo Bench of Pennsylvania wai
unanimously endorsed. The meeting wai
large and enthusiastic and wai attendee
by members of the bar of all political pre
Sir Olndatotie Kcturua.
London, Feb. 8.?Mr. Gladstone arrive!
bL Dover nt 4:55 o'clock this afternoon
He recetrod a moat enthn?ia?tlc irectini
from the luge crowd that bed gathered ti
meet him.
Whleb Will BevotuUonUa the Iron and Ste?
Industry?A Haitian DUcovary.
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 8.?Actini
Consul Honstedt, of Moscow, baa made i
i report to tbe Department of State in re
gard to an important invention recentl:
patented by a Ruaalan subject, and no?
being aucceeafully worked in Rtuaia. H(
says: "Tbe invention conalata of a metho*
> tn nrndncn irnn and ntofll diroct from thl
J - ? ?
i ore. The whole secret ol tho process it
) the construction of the furnace, which il
. simple and inexpensive, It will be dim
cult for our iron masters to believe thai
g under the new process Iron ore, after sub
i milling it to the ordinary smelting process
: is taken direct from the furnace to the
rolling mill and turned into sheet iron;
. ret such is the case, thero being, to my
[ certain knowledge, three furnaces in thii
i country sow in full operation and work'
, log with groat success. There can be bul
. little doubt that this new invention will
create a perfect revolution in the manufacture
pi charcoal iron. 'Whether the
process oan lie used with equal advantage
where coke Is the fuel, I cannot positively
ascertain, as the furnaces I refer to are
worked with charcoal, I am, however,
assured that an experiment made with
coke was crowned with equal succsss."
110UU8 1.AKD.
Iavc.ttffttloa br the Senate Committee.
Startling Testimony.
Washington, D. 0., Feb. 8.?The inquiry
with regard to lard and ita compounds
began two weeks ago by the Senate
Committee on Agriculture, before
which is pending the bill to require lard
compounds to ba stamped, was continued
to-day, and interested parties to the number
of twenty-iive or thirty, comprising
manufacturers, attorneys and experts
were present. Mr. Hill, of Boston, an
employe of tiquire A Co., who are the proponents
of the pending bill, produced
samples of various compounds in tin
pails, which he had purchased in open
market and caused to be chemically
examined. He testified aa to
the compounds in each specimen, but
the smut) matters wero more fully covered
oy the next witness, Professor Bharpleas,
of Boston, who had made the examination.
A sample bearing the ntarap of
Armour & Oo., "Pure Refined Family
Lard," was found to contain about sixty
per cant of hog's lard with twenty each of
cotton seed oil and beef fat. A sample of
Fairbanks k Co.'e, Chicago, "Prime Refined
Family Lard," was made of the same
elements, but a greater proportion of beef
fat and cotton seed oil. A sample bearing
the stauip of Halstead & Co., "Pure
Family Lard," and another from the
game firm stamped in Hpanisb, "Pure
Lard, Registered," etc, contained, so far
as the teste had been carried, not a particle
of hog lard, but was made entirely of
beef fat and cotton seed oil.
Mr. Hill, who produced these samples,
said he never heard of the firm of Hal*
stead & Co. before, but had purchased the
sample in a respectable neighborhood in
Now York, fc'qaires' attorney produced
a package of "Pure Loaf Lard" put up
by Squires & Co., and purchased in open
market by Prof. Sharpiess, which the latter
testified was entirely a hog product
ond contained no trace of anything else.
He was questioned ot length about the
methods of test and the comparative
healthfulness of hog's lard, beef lata and
cotton seed oil. With regard to cotton
aeed oil ho said its hsalthfnlness aa an
article of diet was ctill a mooted question;
it was not a matter for chemists, but for
medical men to decide.
Lurd MnnafMCturorb' Protest.
Chicago, Feb. 8.?A special from Fort
Smith, Ark., says: Remonstrances are being
prepared in this section to be forwarded
to the Arkansas Representatives in
Congress, demanding that they aid in the
defeat of the bill introduced by b'enator
Dawes, of Massachusetts, which seeks to
levy a tax of ono cent por pound npon
lard manufactured by the aid of cotton
eeed oil, and compelling manufacturers to
pay a high license.
Heforiu lu Spelling.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.?A bill iniMitnnoil
In llin Hnnua fnr (Via annnint.
raent of a Commission on Reform in Orthography
provides for the appointment
of three commissioners to report to Oon*
greet) whether there Is any practical systom
of orthography for the English language
oimplor tiian that now in nee. The commissioners
nre to be diatinguiahed echolaia
and to be paid $25 a day.
Rich Young Man Dies In the I'csMIonse.
San FnANCieco, Feb. 8.?0. K. Hopkins,
son of the late millionaire Mark Hopkins,
died of smallpox ypstorday afternoon at
the Oakland pest-house. Hia income frpm
his portion of the Hopkins estate waa over
a $100 a day, bnt little of it waa saved. He
wasjbest known aa a man about town. Ho
was married and had one child, bnt separated
from hia wife a few weeks ago by
mntnal agreement.
Charges Against a Clergy mail.
Bbllrvillb, III, Feb. 8.?Two lady
members of St Paul's Free Protestant
church have withdrawn from the congregation
becaueo of reportn of improper con*
duct by the pastor, the Rev. A. F. Steiger.
He denies the charges and publishes a
card offering $50 reward for the discovery
of the authors.
Eight Passvngnr* Injured.
Spihkqfikld, III., Fob. 8.?The accom*
modation train on the Jacksonville &
Southwestern railroad was derailed late
; last night noar Athens, fourteen miles
north oT here Thore were eight passengers
in the caboose, and all were moro or
1 lees injured when the c?r rollod down the
i embankment.
Mild Treatment of m Felon.
Oolombus, 0 , Feb. 8.?Harper has not
yet been subjected to having his head
; shaved and still wears his raustacho. At
first there was some comment on this
, point, adverse to the w.irden of the ponitentiary,
bat it is now known that Charles
Doll Ntanloy and other prisoners still
wear their hair not shaved.
Siunvgied Opium (Japtured.
Watbrtown, N. Y,, Feb. 8?United
i States Customs officials last night cap*
i tared $25,000 worth of opium which wai
, being smuggled accroc.i the boundary line
at Redwood. The smugger and livery
1 stable keeper who accompanied him were
, Hoy Terribly Abused br Tratnpa.
Fairmont, III, Feb. 8.?A boy wai
brutally maltreated by a gang of drunker
tramp?, twelve in number. Seven of the
[ tramps were arrested. Excitemont runt
high and there is strong talk of lynching
the tramps who are in jail.
3 A Now York Failure.
, N*?r Yobs, Fob. 8.?J. A. Humphrey <i
1 Song, neck wear, No. 70 Franklin etreet
' made an alignment tc-dar, to James H
Ooo, piviuR preference! to the amount o
$1W,895. ______
1 Dry Good* store llurned,
Chicago, Fab. 8?W. E. Jones' drj
? goods store at Storm Lake, Iowa, bnrne(
) Monday night. Loss from $15,000 to $20,
000; insured for $10,000.
In Ilia Haute by Uur*larA?Trnglo Death I
7 of a Man whose HUtory Im Linked 1
7 with (hat or the Western Me- I
J tropolls ? The * Crime. I
> ]
* Chicago, Fab. 8 ?A millionaire mar- j
> tiered wag the crime that startled Chicago- ?
> ana this morning, tbe victim being Amos t
- J. Snell, owner o( the toll road running '
: through Jefferson.
Abont two o'clock thia morning a ler>
vant girl hear J a noise like * pistol ahot i
' coming from Mr. Knell's room, bnt paid
> no attention to it. Liter he was found !j
with a ballet hole in the left breast and c
i one behind the left oar. Entrance was '
effected by the murderers through a back j!
.1 .1 U-..1 .-1 i 1 1 t
uuuif tuujr urviuk wftou uut n pauoi uuu gj
sawed oat the lock. tl
Mr. Snell waa one of tbe largest real t<
estate owners in Chicago, owning a large
number of houses, which he rented, and jc
all his business was transacted in the el
baaoment of his own house, which was
fitted up as au office. The windows and Jj
doors were heavily barricaded, and there
were several large safes in tho room in T.\
which the millionaire'd business was j?
done. The theory in regard to the mur- "
der is that a carefully planned robbery J*
had been arranged. It was known that {{
during the first part of each month large !J
sums of money?tho proceeds from Mr. f1
Snail's houses?were kept in tho base- 5,1
ment. It ia believed that the burglars j
effected an entrance* in the house, and ^
wero at work at the safe, when Mr. Snell, 11
hearing the noiae, went down to the .
basoment and surprised the thieves at ?
their work. His body was fouud in tho
hal', just at the entrance of hie office door, .
Thw burglars who eutered Mr. Snell'a ?
house had made a raid during the night ?
on several houses in tho neighborhood, n
the tracks in the enow showing that they
went from one back yard to another.
Upon reaching Mr. Snell'a they borod six- !;
teen augur holes through the kitchen V
door and finally effected nn entrance.
From tho kitchen they proceeded to the ,f
office which waa in the front of tho houee.
Here, it appears, there waa nothing of any 01
value to them to be found. The eafe and
deaka were filled with papers, and after
ransacking theae, they proceeded up the ti
stairs to the parlor floor.
Tho door at the head of tho basoment
stairs waa ekilfully forced, and the men
were in the frout parlor, when it is sap- in
poaed that Mr. Snell, who sleeps directly u
above this room, heard them, lie left his
bedroom and taking his revolver went re
down the front stairs. The folding doors w
leading'into tho parlor were shut, but it is fij
supposed he heard the noise in the room, 0?
for he tired a ahnt through the door. The
ImrnlaM nnsnul tho dnnr an/I vatnvnad u(
the fire. The ballet striking the wood- m
work, and rebounding, hit Mr. Snell in Oi
the breast, who then ran back toward the T<
rear ball. The burglars must have follow- bi
ed him and shot again, for the murderod
man was found at the head of the base- ge
ment atairu with a bullet hole jaat behind in
the ear. cfl
The Snell house ia a large, three-story el
and basement etrueturo, solidly built of
brick and stone, and one of the moat imposing
residences in a neighborhood no- St
ted for its line architecture. Its only occupants
last night were its owner, a man
sixty-four years old, two servant girls and ac
two little girls, grandchildren o( Mr.
Snell, who were spending a few days
There is as yet no clew whatever to the
burglars. All during the winter Chicago in
has been overran with crooks and thieves W
of every description, and many daring ct
burglaries have been committed, the po* Hi
lice being apparently nnable to stop them (3,
or discover the criminals. n?
Mr. Snell leaves a wife, two married L
daughters and a son. Mrs. Snell and one le
of the daughters, Mrs. Frank Ooffin, are
at present on a vieit in Milwaukee. Mrs. th
Snell is very ill and the news of her husband's
death will he kept from her for the
present. Mr. Snell was one of the wealthiest
and best known residents of the West
Side, and hod been connected with Uhica- w
go's histoiy for a groat manv years. He
wes born in Little Falls, N. Y., and came
west in 1844, slopping for a few months in 0
Cincinnati end then coming to this city. iA
little later he went to Mil wan Leo, re- ..
turning here iu a year and opening a M
hotel at Bch&umberg. After a renidence M
of six years there he removed to Jetierson bi
and thore laid the foundation of the for- i
tune which at bis death amounted to
tvnnnnnn HP
extraordinary feature of the erimo bl
ia the fact that although the murder was J1
committed abont 2 o'clock and the noise "
of the shooting heard by the servant girls w
at that time, tbey paid no attention to it, J]
explaining tbeir action after the murder ^
had been discovered by saying that they Jf
thought Mr. tinell had accidentally fired dl
the shot. It was, tnercfore, not until 01
about 7 o'clock that the coachman who P:
slept in the barn and entered the houBe 10
to look after the furnace, discovered the .w
body of Mr. Snell.
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Fate of ? Fugitive from Juitloe. 0'
Chicago, Feb. 8.?A. Lafayettee, Ind., *
special aays: While in thejdelirium of
typhoid fever, John L. Nally, who fled *
from this place to escape the consequences ai
of unmarried paternity, rushed into a
cactus thicket in Southern California,
When found the next day his clothing had y
been torn from him and the skin literally Ir
scratched from bis body. He died soon
after being found. Since leaving here al
Nally had been living alone in a cabin n
near San Diego, where he believed him* B'
self safe from the officers who were seek* Jj
ing him. ^ jj
Minting lSrltlah Steamer*. 51
Philadelphia, Pa,, Feb. 8.?Shipping sj
circles in this city are greatly alarmed as
to the whereabouts of the British steam- J
ers Darion, Captain McKee; Lufra, Cap- n
tain GrimsteaJ, and Algithu, Captain *
Barwis. All three, each with a crew of
about twenty-five men, sailod from Car* h
difi early in December for Carthagena to tl
load iron ore for Philadelphia, having i
been chartered by Messrs. Naylor & Co., B<
of this city, for that puepose. No tidings tl
havesinco been heard from them and c
they are posted in Lloyds, London, as tl
"missing." 4
l'lttabnrgh Ulotara Arretted* 8
Pittburqh, Feb. 8.?Three of the color- ?
1 ed non-union workmen at the Solar Iron t
! Works were arrested this morning on a n
i charge of felonious shooting, preferred by J
Michael Konna, the uncle ot the boy '
wounusa in tne collision between me v
strikers sod non-union men last Saturday,
i The accused gave bail for a hearing. In*
i formation hau been made by the company
against five of the ringleaders of tho mob,
and they will be arrested with the next
, twenty-Ionr hours.
An Int&acly Jealous Woman.
Bhblbyvillm, Ind., Feb. 8.?Mrs. George
( W. Miller, wife of a wealthy farmer living
, in this county, made fonr desperate at*
, tempts to kill her husband last night.
[ First she etruck at him with a butcher
knife and the blade pawed throngh bis
coat. Then she stabbed him witb a pair
of shears, then tried to kill him with an
f axe and last tried to shoot him. Jc?alonsv
1 was the cause ol her deed. Miller has left
the woman. He fears she will kill the x
children. <
tile republican convention.
more club* orfmnlilng?the work dooming
On Tueeday the Republicans ot 8'.
Marys and vicinity organized a large dab
and elected officers and delegates as follows:
President, Jacob Melx; Vice Presidents,
A. H. Oole, William Brown, J. 6.
Smith; Secretary, Addo Dun; Corresponding
Secretary, K. L. Femberton;
freaiorer, 0. W. Bills. H. S. Ooon, Newion
Ogdin and T. J. Taylor were elected
in Executive Committee, and P. M, Ooton
and B. H. Cole, Captains. The deleKates
to the State Leagne are Jacob Melt
ind John Schanwecker, with Thomas
darple and George Bailey as alternates.
A correspondent writing to the Imtkl.iaotciB
concerning this cinb, says:
Steps will be taken immediately to oraniie
in all other parts of the county,
'be confidence in onr ability to carry the
onnty this year is growing stronger, and
ro hope that bv determined effort we can
ot it beyond all reasonable doubt. That
lore is some reason for this confidence Is
bown by the nervousness of 'oar friends
je enemy,' who are doing their ntmoet
) keep the disappointed oues iu lino."
A new clnb waa also formed at Beliont,thenew
gas and oil town jast be>w
St. Mary's, and George W. Bus waa
lected the Wheeling delegate.
At Lumberport, Harrison county, a
irong clnb has been organizad, with Jaeer,
8. Kile, President; 8.0. Denhain, 8ecstary,
and B. W. Boggs assistant. J. W.
[ess. E. N. Flowers and M. K. Baker are
le Vice Presidents; L. B. Maulaby, 8er*
sant-at-arms, and J. A. Robinson, Treasrer.
The club starts o(T with 54 mem*
are. The delegates appointed to the
ate League are B. W. Harberf, K. Dan- ,
am, D. W. Rogera, J. W. lless and A. 0.
lowers, with T. A. Lwi 8. A. Ooffmau,
8. Kile, M. F. Griflin and Thomas .
awker as alternates.
Another Parkersbnrg clnb has been j
rmed, composed of Republicans of the
irst ward. Following are the ollicers: .
President, J. M. Mitchel; Vice Preeiint,
J. W. Williams; Secretary, J. 8.
axton; Corresponding Secretary, A. N.
orniBh; Treaanror, Frank Smith; Serjant-at-Arma,
Charles Webb.
Fivo delegate* to the Wheeling meeting j
ere elected as follows: W. A. McCosh,
. B. Smith, E. C. Gorwig, G. B. Gibbens,
8. Paxton. '
The alternates are A. N. Harnish, H. P.
oee, Frank Smith, A. F. Lang, W. M.
ae ICepubllcaua Down There Organlxe an
Excellent Glob,
There was a meeting of abont 200 lead- ;
g Republicans of the Sixth ward, or
rebster district, held last evening, which
salted in the formation of a clnb which
ill be able to hold its own among the
le organizations heretofore formed in 1
her wards. Mr. A. 0. F. Ebeling, memjr
from that diatiict of the County Comittee,
called the meeting to order, and '
aptain William H. Travis was made !
umporary Chairman and C. A. Helm- .
right Secretary.
The work of offectiog a permanent or*
inization was at odcb begun, the club bog
christened the "U. 8. Grant Republi- j
in (Jlnb." The following officers were
PreBident, William H. Travis.
First Vice President, William D. 1
owart. (
Second Vice Preaident, David G. Evans. .
Third Vice Preaident, William F. LindRecording
Secretary, 0. A. Helmbright. I
Financial Snc/etary, D. L. Bowlin. j
Treasurer, A. 0. F. Ebeiing. i
As delegates to the State League meet- ]
g to convene in tho Opera House next i
rednoaday, the following gentlemen wore t
loeen: J. R. Travis, W. H. Travis, Wil- i
im Schwertfegur, Conrad Leonhardt, A. i
. F. Ebeiing; with the following alter* <
itee: W. D. Htewart, H. 0. Woods, D. :
. Bowlin, William L'.ndaey, W. H. Bay- i
Tho public may expect to hear good i
tings of this club before the end of this .
rentful year.
rimt the Council Coniinltter Propose! an 1
New Laffl.
A meeting of the Council Committor) on
rdinancea was held at tho Public Buildig
last evening. There were present
[essrs. Dobbins (chairman) Tracy, Gavin,
[axwoll and McKown. The special
asinesa the committee was called to condor
was that part of the special message
int to Council recently by Mayor Searight,
in which he recommended that an
rdinanco be psased compelling saloons
i closo at 12 o'clock midnight, except
hen granted a special permit to keep
pen for a longer time by the Mayor or
hief of Police. This was referred
i thin p.nmmittpn and the mmmittan nr
Bred the City Solicitor to draft each an
rdinance except that it will contain no
rovisiono abont a special pormit being
sued by any one. The ordinance aa it
ill be reported provides that every siion
must be cloeed every night at 12
clock midnight and remain closed till 5
clock a. m , and on Saturday nighta
hen closed at 12 o'clock thoy must retain
closed till 5 o'clock Monday
torning. And further, every night
hen the saloons are closed, all blinds
ad screens must be opened or removed,
) that the officers on duty can sen the ,
ar from the street. For violating any of
le provisions of this ordinauce a fine of
om $5 to $20 is imposod.
The committee also decidod to report
a ordinance repealing all present ordi- 1
ances in relation to loitering on the
;reota and about public placet*, tho new
rdiuano to embrace all the iuatureq in
je old ones, and with further provisions
iat all persons over six years of age arc
abject to its terms. This is dono in roponse
to qaite a general demand for a
kw of some kind that shall give the police
better jurisdiction over young hoodimo
who infest the streets at night and
sake themselves especially annoying
bout places of amusement.
A petition from tho weighers of the city
ad been referred to this committee, And
no thing asked for was ordered granted,
hey asked that the ordinance be amended
n an to urant them all of the rf>n*inta at
tie scales coming in between May 1 and
tctober 1 of each year, their compenoaion
to remain at otner times as it is now,
0 per cent, of the receipts. They repreented
that since the introdnction of
atural gas the decrease in the amount of
oal weighed has so reduced tbeir income
bat it will not average, the year round,
aore than 40 or 50 cents per day, and
bey are obliged to be at the scales all of
be time. Council will probably pass the
rdinance as reported.
"A llag Baby."
This farce, one of tbemost famous and
popular of Hoyt's skits at the follies of the
lay. will be presented at tho Opera House
rriday and Saturday evenings and Haturlav
afternoon, with Charlie Reed as Old
Mr. Heed will sing several of his
twn eongs, and tho policy wbich has this
leason renewed the popularity of Hoyt's
>ieces, tbat of securing notably pretty
[iris lor thu cast, ha<) been adhered to in
A Big Baby," with the desired effect?
>eople go to see it over and over and pro*
lounce it better and funnier than evor be*
Th? Military UIM Faaa?d,
Biblin, Feb. 8.?The military bill was
-ead the third time in the Reichstag to*
lay and was passed en bloc.
They Charge that They llare ltean Treated
Uojaatly by their EmplourM?"Every
Swallow of Milwaukee lleer l? a
Support of Non-Union Labor."
Milwaukh, Wis , Feb. 8.?The United
States Brewers' Association hag taken n
band in the trouble between the Miiwaukee
brewer* and their men, It is learned
that at a mooting ot the National Association,
held in New York last week, a private
circular to all members was drawn
op. The circular says that the Milwaukee
brewerd had entered into a contract
cheerfully with their employes, conceding
all demands in regard to
wagee, working hours, employment of
nnion men, Ac. They faithfully lived
np to this contract, in spite of any petty annoyances
to which they were exposed by
the leaders of their men, until they were
boycotted by their own workmen's
national organization, because they refuse
to allow the grinding spirits of the latter
?all of whom are rampant anarchists? to
dictate to them where they, tho omploy
era, should bny their material.
Convinced that a great majority of their
workmen were indignant at the despotic
sway of their leaders, and bet too glad to
throw off the degrading yoke which
Anarchism had placed upon them, the
smployors resolved not to retain in their
nraploymont any members of Brewers'
Union No. V. The result of this action is
that U2 per cent of all the workmen have
left the nnion end retained their places at
the breweries.
The Brewers' Union has also issued a
manifesto, and to-uay copies were being
mailed from this city.
After going over the details of the strike,
the circular says:
"Hence it must be clear to all unbiased
minds that just ps the judicial murder at
Chicago was intended to terrorise the universal
movement for tho emancipation of
laborjinto timorous apathy, so here, too, an
attempt is being made, in conformity
with the reactionary spirit now everywhere
rampant, to cru&h organized labor
as euch; and furthermore, to cripple tho
independent political power of the largest
union in the Northwest, at a timo when,
with the approach of tho spring elections,
all eyes are again on Milwaukee. Mark
well the fact: Every swallow of Milwaukee
beer now means tho support of nonunion
labor and the prosecution of fair
No 1'roaptct of a Settlement.
Pittsburgh, Feb. 8?Tho Executive
Committees of tho American Flint Glass
Manufacturers' Association and Glsss
workers union met to-uay, oat were unable
to come to terms, aud after a conference
of several hoars adjourned line dir.
rhore aro now no immediate prospects of
} settlement of the great strike.
Little OUlo Kr<li>uUi Gate a New MAUager
fur Three Year*
Quite a large theatrical deal has
been rnnsammated in this city daring the
itay here of the Loder "Hilarity" company,
the contracting parties being Mr.
Edward J. Gross, manager of the company,
and Mr. W. 0. Elmendorf, the
guardian of tho bright and pretty little
ictreBS Ollie Redpath, who has made a
treat reputation for herself as a soubretto
ind star, and dariag the past season attracted
conoiderable attention from the
Brat clacs managers thronghout the country,
who have been trying to secure
the services of the little lady
for any number of years. Mr. Cross was
among those who havo long been grasping
for the treasuro, and has at lata *ncseeded
in signing contracts with Mr.
Elmendorf which places Ollie Redpath under
the management of Mr. Cross for
three years with the privilege of Ave.
He proposes to back bis now star with a
company of unuBual strength find havo
hor play, "Port," revised by tho celebrated
author David Belssco, and produce
it in a first-class stylo with three magnificent
sets of scenery, suitable properties,
etc. He will also havo large quantities
of new and original printing, the
lithographs being the work of the most
celebrated artists.
Mr. Gross is ono of the shrewdest,
most enterprising and most gentlemanly
managers in the theatrical profession, and
issurotomake a success out of his new
venture. Three weeks ago he took charge
of the "Hilarity" company, put new poo
pie in the cast and made it what it iu iu
this short time. Last season he managnd
the Barrett circus with went skill and
judgment. "Hilarity" will, of coarse, be
under the management of Mr. Gross nix',
Mr. Elmendorf and Miss Redpa!h, who
were in thie city yeHterday, left last night
for New York city, whero Ollie will devoto
her time from now until her Reason
opens (August 15) in studying singing,
dancing ana banj j playing.
A Fine Attraction.
The manager of the Opera Honso has
wiooly reserved one of bis strongest attractions
for the two nights preceding Lant.
This will be tho famous comedy, entitled
"The Highest Bidder," which comes from
the celebrated Lyceum Thoatre, New
York. It has created a most decided
sensation, and is being presented this
week to crowded houses in Philadelphia.
8ome idea of the sensation it made in that
city may be gatherod from tho fact that
on last Monday evening tho star of tho
company, E. It. Sothern, a son of tho
lamouo "Liora Dundreary notnsrn, was
called before tho curtain Imr timea at the
end of the eeconii act. Tho company is
suporb, and theatregoere may safely anticipato
a magnificent treat. Iu aornall
pare will be Been Kagcne Hingor, the now
celebrated messenger bay, "1222," who
war aunt to London last AuKnat by the
Lyceum Theatre management, for the
purpose of delivering to English notabilities
Bouvonirn of the one huudrodtb performance
of "The Iligheai Bidder." He
Ereaented one to the Prince of Wales, and
oa B'nce delivered others to President
and Mrs. Cleveland and other well known
Mlaa Clair* Hoott.
Thifl evening this star will apoear at the
Grand in "Lucretia Borgia." The Boston
Cr/obreayaof her:
Miaa Claire ficott, whoae engagement
lait week was marked by a succewion of
vcrv large audience?, is one of the moat
widely known actresses of tho day. Both
in England and in thio couutry eho haa
come to be known to a hoat of play-goera;
and her season thus far indicates a steady
gain in popularity already remarkable
with tho American people. Socially as
well as histrionically,Miss Scott Rained during
her brief series of performances in
Boston, no email degree of fator and ro*
Arch Abbott Wllm?r'iBnccNiiir,
PiTTHBDBon, Feb. 8.?The diction at
St. Vincent's Abbey of a sneccsaor to the
late Arch Abbott Wilmer, of the benedictine
order, took pltno to-day and reenlted
in the choice of K>Rht Rev. Ionccent
Wolf, present Abbott, of Atchison, Kan.
The crack club?the policeman's billy.?
Burlington Free J'rtu.

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