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KSTABIJ8IIBD AttOPST 24, 18S& WHEEI.I.XG. W. YA. TUESDAY MORXLVG, MARCH 13, l888. TOLITME XXXVI? tljc SnteUtgenor. (Idler: Son. its ami J47 Fourteenth .Street. >*ow jtfrhape .Mr. Cleveland would like to prepare u tariff bill of his own. With his information on the subject he could present a remarkable production. It is not a boom that West Virginia is engaged in. It is the effort of busiih'jw men to place the State where her enormous natural wealth may liuve a business-like development Mr. IJkkciikr's posthumous explanation of the great scandal is a pathetic paper, whether the writer was innocent or guilty, on which jjoint there will never bo unanimity of opinion. Wiikrm.vo will think a little about ti.n M!?. I?.,?n5nn the proposition IU lUh nit go fr0111 her thin your. Wheeling has never tried to take it from any other city that had secured it in fair and open comi>etition with all comers. ' Mb. Kajcdall will not greatly strength-1 en himself with the Mills-Carl isle-Clove- j land winir of his party. These artists regard -Mr. Kandall as little better than a Republican and altogether out o/place trying to dictate terms to the Democratic party. Tuk fearful experience that New York is having is probably attended by greater evils than the mere interruption to business. In such a eity the suffering among the poor must 1ms terrible. Already much inconvenience to business iiii'ii is reported, but what of those who nre huddled about tireless grates m uie poor districts? Tiik gentlemen of the British House of Commons are not yet ready to abolish the House of Lords. There are few in the lower House who do not hopo at some day to Kit in the seat of a peer. These things go for a good deal where men love to adorn their manly forms with stars and garters and that sort of thing. Some Americans are prigs enough to sigh for a little of the same. The great storm in New York is unprecedented in the history of that city. Not a street ear line or an elevated road is in operation, while, for once, the great metropolis is made to understand what it is to he almost completely shut oir from telegraph communication with the outside world. Because of this latter fact, our news columns this morning contain meagre reports from the Bust. Accounts from the storm come in slowly and in small doses; consequently it is impossible to present .full details. Without going minutely into Mr. liundall's tariir bill, we find in the explanation of his hill as furnished by himself, (hut ho luiH recognized n principle inversely disregarded by Mr. Mills and a majority of his party. Mr. liandall makes u distinct declaration that the tariff duties if placed below the line of even competition "necessarily increase the revenues;" and that, on the contrary, to raise duties above this point will as cortainly "reduce the revenues." This is not a new discovery in political economy. It is a truth known to every manufacturer and to every man who litis compared u tariff law with the imports under that law. If it were not w> the whole contention of the free trailers themselves would bo idle, for if lower duties do not increase the purchase of foreign products then it cannot he true, as the free traders maintain, that a protective tariff enriches the American purchaser ami grinds the life | out of the American consumer. It requires no high order of states maiisiiip 10 inunuii iiinu uuivu , level of protection than the existing law ho that it will cut down customs revenue 10 per cent, 20 j>er cent or ">0 per cent. It is easy to go as far in this direction as the froiner of the bill may desire. ?o with lower duties in their relation to the cuHtoms revenues. It is easy to frame u bill on a lower level of protection, for example, for "tariff for revenue only," oh that it shall increase the customs 10 per cent, 20 per cent, 50 per cent, or as far in that direction as the frainer of Hie bill may desire to go. This incontestible fact does not appear in any of the speeches or the writings of the free traders. It is none the less true that it marks sharply the difference between free traders and protectionists. THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Clmlruinii June* Sett Ion tin* Question, How to Kelect Delrgntnu. Pitts iiuroii, March 12.?In answer to repeated requests for a ruling as to the method of electing Congressional district delegates to the next Republican Convention, Mr. B. F. Jones, Chairman of the National Republican Committee, while believing that the action of the Republican National Convention of 1884 if so plain as to require no ruling, has in deference to these requests sent out the following letter. It will be noted that it Pimply repeats the nciion 01 me convention of 1SH4 on tliiH point, which action was embodied in the call for tlu* convention of 1888: "Under the action of the National Kcpublican Convention of 1884 (hoc ollkial proceedings, page 82,) whatever has been the manner of nominating inemlwrs of Congress in any district in the manner in which the Congressional delegation representing that district roust bo chosen." A STKAXtiE KXPKRIEM'E. I.lttlr Lmllr MrCiine In Allegheny City. Third Time Slit* haft been Kldnnii|Ms|. PirrenUHOii, March 12.?According te an afternoon puper Leslie McCune, the tou-ycartohl girl who was kidnapped from her home in New York city lust Thursday, is at present in Allegheny city, in the custody of her aunt, Mrs Hobert Fulton, of Kentucky, who claiini to he the authorized representative o1 the jrunrdian. Tho paper states thai Mrs. Fulton admits that she snirited tlx child away, but says it was in accord aiice with'the request of the father, win died last August. It is said that this i the third time that the little one 1m been kidnapped, and that the contes v. for her possessions has lasted eight years Henry Itcrgh l>eiMl. Xmv Youk, March 12.?Henry llcntli founder mill I'ri?Ment ol tlio Society to too I'retention o( Cruelty to Aniwalf tui'il this morning. ~ A FBABFDL STOBM. Ijj Unprecedented Blizzard Rages Throughout the East, "v' hi PRACTICALLY STOPS BUSINESS i" III Sew York City uml Cutu Off* Telegraphic Communication with the lOiiMtci'ii Ci ti cm ? Traffic 1h ^ almost Knfirciy SuNpeiulcd. ,S] In New Youk, March 12.?The hardest unnu> uturf nf fim vonr bv far !h rairinit ?t< in New York City. It began early this tji morning and iji,8 o'clock was a foot or tj,( over on the ground. A high wind ^ caused drifts Which, in the upper part \ of the city, were three and four feet ac high. Traffic was almost suspended. th Thousands of passengers were blocked on the elevated roads. The people who left uptown by the elevated roods were 11 unable to get further than Eighth street Sp by the road. Many of the more venturesome descended to the street by dc 1 ladder and walked the rest of the way th down town. People in suburban towns c< fouud it almost impossible to reach the to city. Tj At 7:10 this morning, two trains on _ the Thir<l Avenue elevated road collided ut Seventy-sixth street station. One ni train was at the station unloading and ca taking on passengers, with which it was Pr Already over-crowded. Owing to the show on the tniek, the train was unable "l to start. After it had been standing about twenty minutCH, to the horror of !" all, a train came rushing down the in- ,H cline from Seventy-fourth street and c? dashed into the rear car. The scene that Wl followed was indescribable. The engine reared up on the end of the last car and 11 steuin escaped in great volumes, but for- . tunatcly rushed upwards, thus saving *'! the hemmcd-in crowd of the forward train as well as those on the end of the ^ olatforin. The engineer of the rear train "J killed and a number of passengers were . injured. fi1' An Albany dispatch says: The snow storm in this vicinity is the severest of | tho season. Horsecars ure-block and trains arc hours behind. If the storm ** continues, of which there is every prospect, there will be u general train block- ac adc before night. of A dispatch from Troy says: About ?.i fifteen inches of snow lias fallen here g, and still falling; seventeen inches re- j ported at Saratoga. The Flitchburg train ju] came in about an hour late; lienmngtou ^ and Rutland train is stalled in the drifts near Iloosic Junction. A train from the jn, north arrived about thirty-live minutes late. The morning mail on the Hudson H(? river track from New York was two nr hours late. Kailroad men believe that cj, they have not seen the worst of the co storm, however, and predict a very fieri- ^ ous time if the wind increases. tn Business is virtually at a stand-still. Down-town houses are" almost deserted. Only two trains arrived with the mails .>> this morning aud work at the postoflice i was paralyzed. The carriers made two pa trips, butin many cases had to bring the j,. mail back, owing* to business oflices being closed. Postmaster Harrison said he St< had not seen such a blockade for a num- en lx?r of years. All the telegraph and sei telephone wires in the city arc in bad hi) wonting order. Hundreds* of wires are he down, having been broken by the mass of ice and snow. The ferry-boats be- ,. tween Now York and Brooklyn and ,H New Jersey are running once in an hour or less. th INCItEASINO I.V FURY. . ill; The storm is increasing and is unprccc- >vi dented. All business has been paralyzed wi | at Stock Exchange?less than fifteen thousand shares being sold, the smallest , on record. Produce markets are nominal. Sp, The weather lias stopped the courts, , Jurors and witnesses in a murder case being unable to arrive. Every street car in New York, Brook- da , lyn, Jersey City and the elevated trains ' are stopped. '1 he Brooklyn bridge and no ferries Imvo beeli almost abandoned, da Down-town hotels are crammed, with sa with suburbanites. The elevated roads run three thousand trains daily usually, and have never been obliged to stop. Tit Westerners declare Dakota has never furnished the New York blixzard of today. Of forty mails due between four . o'clock and noon only two arrived by J';' two in the afternoon. ril The news from Europe (where also there cj are tremendous gal?s and snow storms) ^ is unfmportant and uninteresting, mainlv relating to the coming obsequies of the Emperor. M A dispatch from Troy says: About <j] flifteen inches of snow here and still m falling. Seventeen inches re]K)rted at Saratoga, ami trains all late. rc A Canaialiorie dispatch says: Snow has fulleii in the Mohawk "valley for twenty-four lioiirw and high wimls'have hanked it in the highway*, ilailroad w trains are greatly delayed. * ^ MOHIS AND woksk. ' tr Midnight?Storm unabated ami as furiotw as ever, but the snow luts stoppod falling. Snow drifts in tho business h, streets are iw deep a* in the country dis- te tricts. Grown persons here never saw ic the like. But mCagre reports are re- F ceived from uptown' districts, but 01 in the lower precincts where renters hi managed to struggle through the snow di against the wind, more than one hun- ai dred fractures of limbs and concussions hi of the skull were reported. The ambulance horses and diflcrent hospitals were ly completely fagged early in the night and U ealfs in many cam's could not he respon- tl ded to. " Is THE STOKM AT WASIIDidTON, ?! Tho National Capitol tliu Centor of a Mlnla- . turo Cjrrlonfl. ls Washington, March 12.?-Tho storm that visited Washington yesterday was m one of the most remarkable known for 01 yeam,' in fact the capital seemed to have been the centre of a miniature cyclone that brought with it a A blinding succession of rain, snow, wind ami cold. In the early hours of the day the gutters ran high ami in many low tl places the sewers were blocked, thus )? Hooding the streets. , At the signal office to-day it wan learned that the storm .was the re- 111 suit of the splitting of a storm S i trough that ou the day before yes- n . terdav extended south from Michigan. ? , Saturday night it dividoil, forming two 1 Htorni centrcs, one over Luke Erie and one in Georgia. The southern centre thon begjin to climb up the coast, striking Washington yesterday morning. jJ I A Trrrilile ltliunnl. 0 f Njcoaunkk, Muii., March 12.?-The j> 1 two days' bliwuird just emling lias been n ' the worst of the year for railroad men. t The Chicago Si Northwestern train due t: here at 1 o olock yesterday, left Kseanalia n at 3:15 and got stuck at Mason. It is : still tlicro in the drifts, with the.engine n dead. The south 'bound train is at t Brttmpton, having been shovelled out e two oy three times. On the Duluth, t South Shore & Atlantic, the Houghton ? division train pulled through, but the r Mackinaw division is dowd totmtllc, t i, with the west bound express and the o snow plows all tfuvwed in on the eastern I ulf of the division. No east bonne wins were started from Marquette yea inlay. _____ The Storm in Connecticut. New Havk.v, Conn., March 12.?The onn in this vicinity is very bad indeed, t eleven o'clock this morning no train id arrived from New York. The snow neks hard aud drifts badly. A limine Lifted by a Cyclone. Chicago, March 12.?A dispatch fron: akland, 111., says: While Calvin Fisher, is wife and child, and Frank Armstrong is wife and brother-in-law, and Grant :>irock were sitting in the house of the tter, near West Liberty, south of thit ty, yesterday, they heard a roaring )ise which caused one of them to shut 10 door quickly. Almost immediately te building was lifted from its foundaon and borne forward a distance ol ! feet by a strong wind or cyclone. The >use was a large story and u half frame. 0 one wtts injurt'11 ihjvihiu i/cujk immi ared "and shaken up. The dishes in ie cupboard were broken. CLABKSBtlKU IX DAKKXES& ie Council mul the (inn Compnuy Caunut Agroe?Electric I.ljjht*. reial Dlrpateh to the Intdllytn(er. C'larksbuiw, W. Va., March 12.?A cided feeling of indignation is felt by o citizens here at the notion of the rancil in not providing on illuminnnt dispel the darkness of the streets, ie Council lmve refused to use any ore of the gas which has been furshed by the Gus Company unless it n bo obtained at a lower rate. This oposition will not la? accepted by the js Company, who claim that at the old te they can just barely afford to supply e town with gas. "Accordingly, the uininant bus been cut oil', and the town plunged in midnight darkness, which ndition makes it unsafe for men and Dinen to travel along.the streets, withit even talcing into consideration that threatens the safety of proj>erty. A proposition has been submitted to e Council by the Clarksburg Electric glit Company to furnish the town ith either Jtue arc or incandescent rht at a very reasonable figure. No definite action has been taken so r in making the proper provision for uininating tne town. A Child Until; llurned. rial Dlrpatfh to the Intrtllyencrr. Ritchie C. IT., March 12.?A terrible cideiit occurred about two raileH south thin place last Saturday evening, in licli n three-year-old child of John nrr was nearly scalded to death. Its other was scrubbing* a room and she :d a kettle of boiling water Hitting on e floor near her. The child came into e room and was running about playg. Mrs. Starr had forgotten about the ttle of water until she heard the reams of the babe. Upon looking Dund she saw to her horror that the ild had sat down in the kettle, and uld not raise itself. The burns susincd by the child are of a serious nare. . Kugliitwr SarluiiHly Injur ml. clot lUnpntrh to the IiitrlUgrnetr. Charleston, W. Va., March 12.?A ssenger train ran into koiiic detached ic.sapcake & Ohio freight cars near me Cliff yesterday morning. The gine was smashed and the engineer riouslv injured. No passengers were irt. The train was delayed three Hire. " All I'urtlvH (*?t Thnrn. 'rial Dltpateh to the Intdllyouar. Chaiu.esto.v, W. Va., March 12.?At e municipal election to-day the follow5 .councilmen were elected: First ird, J. W. Jarrett, Republican; Second trd, J. F. Brown, Democrat; Third ml, J. W. Goshorn, Labor. The elecm was quiet. A Dcnth nnil a Fire. rial Pin/Mitch to thr Intrlltgrncrr. Charleston, W. Va., March 12.?Mrs. orge Pfeifler, who was burned u few ,vs ago, died this afternoon. The storehouse of J. C. Watkins and stoflico at Kanawha Falls burned Friy night at 10 o'clock. Nothing was ved. TUAT 31EX1CAX "OUTRAGE.* ie (iovernor of Clilhunhim Kny? tlio IJ. 8. Authorities Kxccutlcd Tliulr night*. Ciiic'auo, March 12.?A dispatch from paso, Texas, says: Senor Lawro Giirllo, Acting Governor of the State of lihuahua, Mexico, is here. Janos, o town where United States Marshal e'ado, of Arizona, was arrested by the cxicun authorities, is in the State of iiihuahua and therefore within Gover>r Garrillo's jurisdiction. Governor arrillo is fully informed about the arst, and said to-day: "The United States officers were arsted localise, without either authority ulcr the treaty or permission from the exican olHcitilfl, they were found in exico in arms in pursuit of alleged ain robbers. The arreflt was made by exican diatoms officials. I was inrroed as promptly as a courier could irry the message from Janos to Chihuaiia,* a ride of a day or more. I at once lcgraplicit u?o lacts 10 mo \jny 01 iuex0 iinil requested instructions from the ederal Government. I was directed to tier the United States officials relewHjd, it not to return their aniiH to thorn. 1 snatched this order to Janos by courier, id suppose that Marshal Meade and h aides have been released before this. "The Mexican authorities would glad1 have detailed officers to join' the nited States officers in tiie pursuit ol ic robbers had a request for such aid en made. The action of the United ates Marshal was clearly without war* int and could not be overlooked." The Mexican authorities say that there no treaty or convention now in force ithorixing officers of one government ?cross iuto the territory of thu other )vernm4nt in pursuit of any class oi itlaws. ' A START 1,1 .Mi STORY. llratnl Prinon Wnnlrii who CnuiMHl Convirtu to b? Whipped to Death. St. Louis, March 12.?A report sayi tat startling developments have jus! eon brought to light at Coal Hill, out I the mining towns where the mi net re worked by convict labor near Fori mith, Ark. A negro convict by tin amc of \Villuun8,wttR Hogged to death ml further inquiry developed the fae lint Mose Harvey, a white man, aged 3< ears,had been kicked to death by a fellow onvict, who had been egged on to tin VBjnriUiV UVCU U? uuiuvu vnu?<?<?, ?II< L was learned that he was in the lmbi f mnking tlie prisoners fight. The bod; f Murk Klder was exhumed nnd th mines and gashes on the body Indicate* violent death. It was also devulopei lint a prisoner by name of Hummel wa ied up to a post in the mines last sunt nor and beaten to death, As the investigation continue* th aost horrible details are revealed ant he citizens of Coal Hill are much ex ited and threaten to hang GrolTord am L-ur down the prison barracks. A healthv skin may be ohtainei hrough using Palmer's Skin Succes lintment and soap. At drug store c IcLainJBrw. ' BEFOBE JDDGE BBUL i The Petition of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy AND ANSWER OF THE WABASH 1 Filed in Court ?Judge GrcMliain inn' mate* that His Decision will lie J Against die l4Q.M?The Outcome AnxlotiKly Waited. ? ' Chicago, March 12.?When the peti tion of the Burlington eatno up before Judge Greshaiu to-day the road presentf ed a number of affidavits fill owing how the Wabash had refused to handle its ' freight, after which the answer of-the Wabash to the original petition was read. Robert Lincoln, the attorney for the Wabash railway, appeared at - o'clock this afternoon,.and tiled an answer to the petitiou of the Chicago, Burlinjileu <2c Quincy Railway, njuesting the court to compel the receiver to comply with the regulations of the Inter-State commerce law, etc. In the answer the respondent admits that he, in his oiikial capacity, is subject to the orders of the court, and "holds himself out to the public as a common carrier of persons and property and subject to all the obligations, duties and limitations imposed upon such carrion engaged in the State and interstate tratiic, either by the common law or the statutes of Illinois, or the acts of Congress thereto pertaining," and further admits the truth of the allegations of the petition respecting the usage und practice of interchanging loaded ears be-1 tween the petitioner and this respondent > ' ? i-iu Afflniiil iMimii>iti> nw r?m?ivnr: but I denies that such interchange of loaded care has lwen large at the city of Chicago or elsewhere, as stated in the petition. On the contrary, the respondent says that in fact such interchange of care with "the* petitioner has been a very small and an' unimportant part of the business of the respondent, such business | having amounted in the month of January, 1888,. lieiiig the last month for wnich complete returns have been com-1 piled, to a value not exceeding $50, being less than J of one per cent of the railway business under the management I of the respondent for that month. This I respondent further answering saysthrt the Chicago, Burlington dfQuincy Kail-I road company is not engaged in operat-1 ing a system of railways, which iorinsJ with that operated bv your respondent, a continuous or trunk lines leading from I one or more sections of the country to others, but 011 the contrary is operating! a system which enters and occupies and occupies much of the territory tributary to the railway operated by respondent, ami its associated lines, and which is a rival system to that of respondent and is directly competitive at many points. The answer admits that their agent, declined to undertake the hauling of the Burlington freight cars tendered them, but denies that such refusal was, as alleged in the Burlington petition, made under specific instructions originating with the Wabash, whereby that company had directed that the agents and employes should absolutely ami unconditionally refuse to receive any loaded care from or deliver unloaded airs to the j>etitioner, or disregard its obligations as a connecting carrier. The \\ahasli issued no instructions concerning the handling of Burlington freight until March 7, when they issued the following: "We cannot haul Chicago, Burlington & Quincv cars over the road at present. We decline to receive them. Transfer! all freight from theirs to the Wabash' care." Their reason for this order was, according to the answer, that the Burlington, since its engineers and firemen struck, bad succeeded in filling their places "in a very considerable number that the road has gradually but slowly I come into renewed partial operation"; that in ho doing said "petitioner has absorbed anil taken into its employment substantially all tho competent- unemployed locomotive engineers in the United States except those who fyy association and community of feeling are in sympathy with the locomotive engine men who so left the employ of said i>etitioner." The answer then goes on to state that the relations between the Wabash and their engineers and firemen were harmonious, and that they being Holicitous that their traffic should not be interrupted by reason of any complication growing out of affiliation und friendly feeling of the engine men in his employ toward the engine men who had left the employ of the petitioner, and for that reason the orders were issued as a temporary measure. Tho answer then says that the orders not to handle "Q." freight were withdrawn on Saturday last and the following orders issued: "All orders''and directions heretofore given by me or by any officer or agent of this road, which have been understood as limiting the interchange of cars or traffic with the Chicago, Burlington Qulncy Kailroad, or any of the roads in that system, are hereby rescinded. The business of receiving and interchanging cars and traffic by this road with the Chivnuo, Burlington <k Quincy Kailroad and all of the roads of that system will go on upon the same terms and conditions as tlioHe upon. ! which similar business is done by this road with other connecting railroad#." The above order, the answer says, has been iu full force nince its issuance and will be continued and exected. In conclusion the Wabusli denies having had any business transactions or communications from P. M. Arthur, or anyone rep; resenting kim, and prays that* the pctij tion be dismissed at petitioner's cost. PKOUHKSS OF TJIK STltlKE. The strike of the Brotherhood of Engineers and Firemen 011 tho Chicago, Burlington <k Quincy road was more monotonous than ever here to-day, | neither side had a word of information ' seems to Jhj waiting for the result of the 1 application, which in being argued before * Judge Graham, l>efore making another i move, and it is conceded on all rides ? that the decision, whatever it may lx\ t will have an important bearing on the ) issue of the strike. In the meantime f the grievance committees of the east" u cm roads are arriving in the 1 city to-day to confcr on the question of t what should Ikj the action of the Hrothv erliood on the roads represented bv e them, in case the officers of those roatfa 1 should continne to receive ami deliver :1 Burlington freight, hut it is not expected s they will take any definite action until i- Judge Greslmm's decision is announced. Humors are current that the switchmen e and brakemen on the liurlington sysi tem are trying a hand in the tight, lint they are of the vaguest kind and can be il traced to no authoritative source. TheGrievance Committee of Engineers ami Fireman on the Fort Wayne road, il arrived in the city at 0:30 this morning, s Pittsburg, Toledo, Crestline and Fori if Wayne are represented in the committec. Some of tue brakemen on the Forj Wayne said that in owe the engineei and firemen utrike they will not wor behind "green" engineers. PRACTICALLY DECIDED. Judge Grealuim Intluintea that the "Q Has NO Cau. Chicago, March 12.?At the close c the arguments in the Wabash cases tc day, Judge Graham practically gave hi decision when he jjaid that he did no think the "Q" had any case in courl "The Wabash has granted you all yoi ask," said the Judgo. "It has promise* to receive your freight, and now you asl the court to issue an order punishing th Brotherhood of locomotive Engineer for an alleged crime, which they- deny and against the wishes of the "genera manager of the road, who is an officer o this court." While the Judge thus in dicated what bin decision would proba bly be, ho announced that he would tak< the matter under advisement. Tin prevailing opinion in the court roon aner tni* uccision was umi wie juujt would refuse to issue any order touehinj the action <>f Chief Arthur or the Broth erhood, on the ground that it is beyonc his juriwliirtion and properly regulate* by the State laws. . ON THE GOULD SYSTEM. Kntflucurn, Flrenii'u ami lirnketuen R?fu?t to llumlle llurliiigton Freight. St. Louis, March 12.?The first breai for a Htrikeonthe Gould system through nyropathy for the Burliugon engineer! occurred yesterday at Tipton, Mo. The engineer and fireman of a Mia souri Pacific freight train discovered i "Q." car in the train and nt once Hidetracked and abandoned the train. The "Q." car hud been switched in the Chamois before daylight, and was not discovered until reaching'Pipton. The Grievance Committees of the Engineers and Firemen of the Gould system lias boen in secret session at Sedaha and uneasiness is felt in railroad circles lest a strike be inaugurated. A meeting of 300 engineers, firemen and brakenien in East St. Louis was held yesterday afternoon. It was unanimously resolved to quit handling Burlington freight after 0 o'clock last evening. The roads which this order will affect are the Ohio A Mississippi, the Vandalia, the [ Chicago & Alton, the Indianapolis & St. | Louis, the Louisville & Nashville, the Cairo Short Line, the Cairo <fc St. Louis, the Wabash, the Belleville & St. Louis, the llliuoifl Central, and the Toledo & St. Louis. No flump* nt Kimmu* City. Kansas City, Mo., March 12.?No new uu?Clwjillll-|lin iiuivuiuuiivu iiviv uj' vvj half-past one o'clock this afternoon, and the strike Hituation remains unchanged. Messrs. Stevens and llanahan issued an encouraging circular to the men to-day. reminding them that the strike opened two weekiMgo this morning, commending their firmness and asking them to hold steady.* Seven freight> trains on the Rock Island were detained for eight hours at Cameron, Mo., to-day by the Ilurlington train dispatcher at that point, who refused to give orders for the passage ol the trains to Kansas City. The Rock Island uses the Turlington. A FATAI,'COLLISION. A Flronmn, Itrnkvinan uml Kiijfini?i?r Killed on (ho I'i'iinKj'lvnulii llouil. Ai.toona, Pa., Marc'h 12.?Passeugei train Xo. 1), on the Pennsylvania railroad, collided with a heavy freight train near Huntingdon at 3 o'clock this morn* ing and lioth trains were wrecked. Robert Gardner, the engineer, and Fireman Mowry, both of the passenger train, were instantly killed, and two others, a freight brakeman and a Pullman passenger, whose name jgmld not be learned, were quite seriously hurt. The other passengers escaped with a severe shaking up. The freight train had jumped the track, and before the flagman could get back to notify the jMissenger train the collisiou occurred. A severe storm was raging in the mountninH, and the crew on the freight train were almost frozen. The wires are all down, and the particulars of the accident are meagre. A later dispatch says the express, which was coming West, was behind time and was running at the rate of 45 miles an hour. The collision was terrific. Three Pullman cars were wrecked and three passengers were injured, but their mimes could nut be learned. Gardner, the (J end engineer, resided at Harrisburg; Mowry, his firemun, lived at Altooiui. The accident occurred at "Niggero Gap," a rough part of the road, libout 40 miles east of Altoona. The hmkeman on the freight, Ernest Meyer, of llarri. urg, is the tliird death reported from tin wreck. The injured will he brought to this city. The wreck is simply colpsaal. All tmins East and West are now 10 hours late, and none can get through l>efore evening. There are 63 passengers on Western, and the tracks are lined with detained trains, The wreck crews from Mifllin, Huntingdon, Monroe and Altoona, are at tin scene of disaster. A FKUiHTFt'L ACCIDENT. A Ilollnr Kiplodt'*, n Hoy It] own to Atomi niul T?n Men Injured. Chicago, March 12.?A dispatch froir McAllister, Indian Territory, says: A terrible accident occurred at Kavanaugh in the Choctaw nation, Saturday, the boiler in Tucker's saw mill exploding ant! killing a boy instantly,1 while ten met wero injured so severely that their recovery is doubtful. Willam Patterson, the filteen-year-old son of James Patter sou, the engineer, was blown through the roof of the building, and his bod} torn to fragments, his head being found nearly thirty feet away, while a portion of liis" body was carrried some uiHtanci in the other direction. The boy's fathei was blown nguinst u luinl>er j?ile, which falling ui>on him, crushed his arms and limbs, inflicting injuries from which he cannot recover. The other employe! were at some distance from the boilei room and were struck by pieces of flying debris. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Terrible blizzards are reported in tlx Northwest. Emily ti. Hare, a coal dealer at Chi cago, assigned yesterday. Liabilities $10,000. Edgar Holt, a prominent Chicago bus iness man, was robbed and beaten int? insensibility Sunday night, on Michigni avenue. At Findlay, Ohio', Rudolph Helle was found yesterday in u dying con dition, with his wife and babe lyinj dead by his Hide. The affair is shroude< in mystery. The cast! against Mrs. Rawsnn, of Chi cago, charging her with complicity in th? attempt upon the life of her husband Ranker Kawson, was nolle proard yester day. She was indignant at not beini given a trial. At Oilman, 111., the banking house o I'arker & Allen was burglarized yestei day morning. The safe was blown open , but the robbers wert unable to force ai entrance into the burglar-proof bo: , where the money was, and were oblige* to retire without the booty. A lady advertises that she has "a fine airy, wclMurnished bedroom for a gen ; tlcman twelve foot square," ' 1ATTERS IN CONGRESS. ? Very Little Business of. Impor( tance Transacted. ? RANDALL'S TARIFF MEASURE it Introduced In tho House-Its Lending 1 Feature#-Tho Iron and UlaM ? Schcdules-The Tariff on Iron k f. and Steel is Reduced. 8 j Washington, P. C.f March 12.?Unf (lor the call of States in the House to-day ' .a large number of bills and resolutions r were introduced and referred, among B them the following: L* To provide for the settlement of the 1 debt of the Central Pueiile Railway Coui3 pony (the Huntington bill). I Directing tho Committee on Agriculi ture to inquire into the expediency of j prohibiting the sale ol coaipouna as pure Relating to the tariff and internal taxation, (the Randall bill). For the loan of certain articles to the f Columbus, 0., Exposition. To encourage the holding of an indus, trial exposition of the products of the * colored race. ' Providing for a commission to invest!i gate trusts and for the repeal of the protective tariff on all industries belonging to trusts. A Senate joint resolution was passed i forinvestigating the practicability of constructing reservoirs for the Htorage of. ! waters in the arid regions of the United States. Mr. Bayne, of Pennsylvania, rising to a question of privilege,"offered a preamble and resolution reciting that it was i stated that the majority of the Committee on Ways and Means has not only rei fused oral hearings to producers, manufacturers and workiujjmen, but has denied to them a birthright to have their i petition read, and directing the Committee on Kules to make a thorough inquiry into the matter. Mr. Breckenridgc, of Kentucky, raised a point of order against the resolution, that it was not privileged, and the Speaker pro tem sustained the point. The House then proceeded to the consideration of District of Columbia business and soon adjourned. In tli? Senate. Mr, Dawes presented a memorial of leading wool manufacturers and growers asking legislation to protect the wool ini terest. A petition was presented against the reduction of the duty on lumber and salt. Mr. Sherman introduced a bill making appropriations to enable the Executive Departments to participate in the Ohio Centennial celebration. The motion to refer the President's message was taken up and Mr. Colquitt addressed the Seriate. "The message," he said, "had made a profound im pression ni nomo una auroau, una uuu received the hearty endorsement of wine und judicioiiH men everywhere." He predicted the triumphant re-election of Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Dolph addressed the Senate on the same subject. He would use the surplus as far as ncccssary in the imi provement of rivers and harbors, in the construction of coast defenses, and in the continued liquidation of the public debtj He declared that the measure proposed by the Committee of Ways and Means threatened with destruction every leading industry on the Pacific coast. After an executive session the Senate adjourned. RANDALL'S TAKIFF BILL. Important Provision* of the Mrnmiro?The Iron niul (ilniiN Schedule*. Wasiiisotok, March 12.?The tariff bill prepared by Mr. Kandall, ami introduced iifthe House to-flay, repeals the entire internal tax on tobacco and fruit brandies. It also repeals the license tax on wholesale and retail liquor dealers. It makes alcohol used in the arts free, and reduces the tax on whisky to 50 cents i>cr gallon. The estimated reductions under this bill are: On internal taxation repealed, $70,000,000; on tarilF schedule, $L'5,000,000. The following are some of the more important provisions: The tax on manufactured tobacco, snufr, cigars, cheroots and cigarettes, and the special taxes re quired oy uiw 10 uo paid by manufac-1 turers of and dealers in Itftf tobacco, re' tail dealers in leaf tobacco, dealers in manufactured tobacco, peddlers of tobacco, snuff and cigars, and manufac-1 turers of snuff and cigars and repealed ; after July 1st, and all stamps issued I shall be redeemed. All laws imposing . an internal revenue tax upon spirits distilled from apples, peaches or other | fruits are repealed from the first day of , July. All laws which impose any spec, ial taxes upon manufacturers of stills and wholesale and retail liquor dealers and wholesale and retail dealers in malt j liquors, are repealed from the first day of July. Plain molded colored glassware -and bottles, 1 cent per pound; plain flint and lime glassware and bottles. 14 cents i per pounu; cut or ornamental glass or glassware, 40 per cent ad valorem, i In metals the chief changes are as follows: Antimony, J of a cent per pound; ' copper ores, 1J contain each pound of ? line copper contained; old copper and > clippings for manufacturers, 2 cents; I cosmopolitan metal and ingots, plates or bare, 2 J cents; iron ore, 75 cents per ton, as at present. Hut a new provision is " added, forbidding deductions in duty on , account of moisture, Pig iron un* changed. Bar iron, rolled or hammered, i comprising flats not less than one inch ' wide, nor less than three-eighths of one I inch thick, 8-10 of 1 cent pef pound; i comprising round iron not less than three-fourths of one inch in diameter and square iron not less than tliree, fourtlwof one inch square, 0-10 of 1 cent; I comprising flats less than one inch wide, t or^less than three-eighths of one inch > thick, round iron less than threer fourths of an inch and not Icrs than ; seven-sixteenths of one inch in diameter, and square iron less than threefourths of one inch square, 1 cent; round iron, in coils or rods, less than seven, sixteenths of one inch in diameter, ' 1 1-10 cento; rolled iron or steel-fence wire rods, coils or loose, valued at UJ cent* or less per pound, 1 cent; bars or ? shapes of rolled iron not esj>ecially enumerated or provided for in this act, - one and one-tenths of 1 cent iter pound; > provided, that all iron in slabs, blooms, l loops or other forms less finished than iron in burs and more advanced than r pig, except castings, shall be rated as . iron in bars, and pay a duty according, ly; and none of the above iron shall pay 1 a less rate of duty than 25 per centum ad valorem; proviilod, further, that all iron bar, blooms, billets or sires or shapes of any Kind, in the manufacture of I which charcoal is used as fuel, shall be ^ mu?jv. i. w u uuiv ui nut ii'hs man siz I?er ton. Clothing and combing wools are unchanged 1 carpet and other wools, 3 . "'lit*. Ring waste, tlirwul waste, yam waate, top waste, and other similar prol? ducts of wool are made dutiable at 30 ; s? ?entH I** pound, which is a new proj vision. \\ oolen cloths, shawls, etc., are reclassified, as are silks, women and children s dress goods, bunting aud changed arc generally un' Timber, further advanced in manufacture than hewn, squared or sided only, 15 per cent ad valorem; sawed board* "" etc., $1 per 1,000 feet; other gawed lum ber, SI per 1,000 feet: planed or finished 50 cents per 1,000 feet in addition ti above. TUE WHKKLINll CLUB r* An Assured Tiling?Furniture Ordered ti be Purohniied. J Another meeting of those intendinj to beeomo members of the proposet Wheeling Club was held last evening it the handsome rooms in the new llogeri block on Main street, that the club is tt occupy. There were about forty wel known gentlemen present, representing tioth the younger and older elements ol Wheeling's society. All were enthusiastic over the club scheme, and there is now no doubt but what it is an assured success both socially and financially. It was reported hist evening that the preliminary papers for a chartei had been prepared and forwarded to Secretary of State Walker at Charleston. The charter members will be Capt. B. B. Dovener, Ilarry W. McLure, Walker Frissel, Will Kwingand Albort Whitaker. The capital stock of the corporation which will be known a# the Wheeling Club, will be limited to $50,000. Thus fur about seventy-five gentlemen have signified their .desire to take stock. It was agreed last night to accept the terms offered for the lease of the rooms which are $500 for the first year and $UOO for every year after for five or less years. The owners of the building oiler to make certain needed improvements and changes in the arrageinent of the rooms, in consideration of the puymeiit of this rental. A committee consisting of Harry Franzheim, I)r. J. K. Belleville, Charles L. Hobbs, AV. B. McMcclien and C. W. Franzheim was appointed to be known | as the Finance ami Membership Committee, with instructions to endeavor to increase the membership to one hundred and to collect at once 50 per cent of the stock?$12 50 nor share. An itemized list of the furniture necessary to properly fix up the rooms, together with an estimate of its cost, was presented. A committee, consisting of J. Kelsey Hall, Albert WhiCaker, Dr. C. JC. Meyers, W. B. McMechen and Harry Franzheim, wan appointed to purchase this furniture at a cost not to exceed $450. No time is to be lost in getting the I rooms fitted up and the club started. A big hop will probably be given soon after Lent is. over as an openiug celebration.) The running expenses will be met by , nominal monthly dues. 1 TI1E STBUBEXV1LLK BRIDGE.; How It will lie Rebuilt without Stopping Truffle Over It. mere is no coiunici lurruuimuiwg iiiu leaning pier for tlie new Panhandle bridge at Steubenville, but it will be torn down nnd rebuilt by the railroad company itself under the supervision of Engineer Becker. He says that it can be done in twenty (fays by working three gangs of masons who will work eight hours each. Electric lights will be used during the night season. The same stono will be used, and each stone will be replaced at the point from which it was taken out. The old pier will be torn down to the foundation nnd leveled up, the belief being that the foundation has not settled the least since it was completed. The other piers will not l>e disturbed, now being wide enough to accommodate the new bridge, which will be. three feet wider than the present one. The steel superstructure is being made at Youngstown and it* almost completed. The Htone for enlarging the abutments will probably be brought from Lancaster. Piles will be driven in the bed of the river upon which a timber trestle will rest, and on this the new bridge will be built, which will allow the use of the old structure while the work is going on. As soon as one span of the new bridge is finished the old one will be torn away and the new bo brought into use immediately. The new bridge will be for a double track and much stronger than the old I one. When it was built it was not contemplated in the uiinds of men that | the heavy engines nnd curs now used would ever be made. The work on the double track extension is still being carried on with a lurge force of men i:i the vicinity of Hnnlin s und Dins mo re, and it is not thought that there will be any stoppage of this work, us it is being done by the company under the immediate supervision of its olllcers und employes and not by contract. Another Oil Gunlier. Wanhlngton, J'a., llrporler. The well on the Fergus farm was f, I.,..,. ?,?! .. Unt.,n day afternoon and her production wan increased from 1H to 80 barrels an hour. She has continued flowing at a heavy rate over since, showing that her iwhhibilities as a pusher of enormous calibre, perhaps a rival of McKeown's old Martin 4, are great. The Gantx sand has l>een penetrated only about 14 feet. Owing to its isolated condition it will probably prove very Himilar to its famous prototype, the Martin, and may manage to get out as much or more oil than that gusher before another well can l>e drilled to the Band. The Western & Atlantic Pipe Line Company is caring for the oil. The well may Ik? drilled some this afternoon. At 11 a. m. to-day the well was making alnjut (W barrels an hour and the owners had decided not to drill her to-duy. EYERITUISQ BUT MUD. Cnnntllnn IiuIIhii* i?rtven to I)<*?im<rntlon lijr Starvation. Chicago, March 12.?A dispatch from Winnipeg nays: For some weeks alarming reports have lwen received here from the West that the Indians were very restless, owing to the neglect of the Government in furnishing supplies, and that there was serious danger of an uprising unless food was at once forwarded. The mounted police claim to be prepared to put down any revolt, but at the same time admit that there will be trouble unlcns immediate relief is given. The half-breeds at Bouttouche are in constant communication with Gabriel I)umont, who is now in New York, and in receni leuvra uu in understood 10 nave advised them to secure food by pillage rather than submit to slow starvation. His people had half a cro|> of barley this year, but thev were obliged to burn it and eat it. The only thing his people had not tried to eat iw yet. is earth or mud. Killed Kncli Otliar In n I>ii?*l. Albuquerque, N. M.. March 12.?A duel ending with the death of both combatant# occurred at Springe rvillo, Ariz., last evening. Win. Pitman and a man named Blaine had agreed to light out a quarrel over canto, and going outside of .Sperling Brothers & Taylor's store thev fired at tho same instant. Pitman fell dead and Blaine died in two hours. An Old Settler Dead. Marietta, 0., March 12.? Edward Nye died suddenly to-dny of heart disease, aged 7(1. lie was the last surviving child of Ichabod Nye, who arrived here in 1788 with General Benjamin Tupper. Hia father-in-law, Thomas Senft, for twenty yearo a workman in Nye's foundry, was instantly killed to-day by the bursting of ?u emery wheel. ; SffBAMG MIELITY, > Royal Troops of Germany Pledge Themselves to Frederick. ) ; MOURNING FOR THE EMPEROR i - xuruuKiiom ?ne umpire?Tiie run* eral Service** to bo Hold Frl| day-Thc Pope's Health. ^ Foreign Nowh. f Brums, March 12.?Deputations from 1 all the regiments gathered in the wide space around Frederick the Great's mon, ument with their banner und swore fidelity to the Koenig and Kaiser Friedrick Dem Dritten. The Crown Prince took the oath with the Second Regiment of the Guards. He looked remarkably pale und worn, du? to tho exciting events of tho past threo weeks. The question has arisen whether tho Landtag may accept Emperor Frederick's written oath instead of his personal oath, spoken in an audible voice as prescribed by tho constitution. Windows of the residences along: tho route of the funeral are being offered for the use of spectators at fabulous prices. In one case the use of a singlo window was sold for $!J00. Tens of thousands of person aro wearing imitation corn flowers, tho favorite flower of tho dead monarch, enveloped in crape. The flowers aro being sold on the street. died op a 1iiiokkx 1ieaut. A veteran soldier talking in a tramcar of the events connect cm I with tho Emperor's death, fell dead from excitement. A coroner's jury returned a verdict that the soldier died from a broken heart. Though the weather is had, many thousand persons of all classes visited the palace yesterday. Special services were held in all tho'churches and were attended by immense throngs. A tent-snaped pavilion hung with black cloth has been erected at Charlottenburg, through which Emperor Frederick, on alighting from tho train, will pass direct to his carriage, which will i,:.? 4i.? Schioss. By the request of the Emperor there will be ho reception, of any kind at the station. The carriages of tlie Emperor nnd his party, 011 the road to tho castle, were preceded by a detachment of the Guard Corps. A company of tho Second Regiment of the Guards marched into Charlottenburg yesterday afternoon to mount guard at various points. A grand requiem service will bo held in tho cathedral 011 Friday. Tho remains will be conveyed duringthe night following to the Clmrlottenburg mausoleum. THK NEW EMPKROIl's GHASTLY COUNTENANCE. The services in the Cathedral will consist of full state ceremonies. All the members of the Reichstag and Landtag will be in attendance. Accounts received by members of the court circle conccrning the meeting between Emperor Frederick nnd King Humbert at San^Pier D'Arena Friday, represents King Humbert as being stricken by tho ghastly asj>cct of the Emperor. After the denarturo of tho Imperial train King Humbert covered his face with his handkerchief and said several times: "He is ill; all, very ill." Emperor Frederick nassed a fairly good night last night, llis condition appears satisfactory. His upright Injuring mg walking from the train which conveyed him from San Homo to his carriage last night is regarded as proof that the reports that he had suffered a rolapse in strength are groundless. It is stated that tho Emperor Frederick's physicians were onposed to his coming to his father's death bed. Ton Old fur the Illng. London,' March 12.?During breakfast at Croil yesterday it is reported that Sullivan expressed himself as being too old to enter the ring and said he would confine himself to sparring exhibitions and glove contests. The Sporting Life says: "We never saw a man light fairer than Sullivan did; even when he was intentionally spiked he only asked Mitchell tn lxi mnni ( irotnl (In Iiiib ten miiiit. admit, fallen from his ('state, but hit* defeat made a man of him." Mitchell'* PrieniU Jubilant. London, March 12.?SulliVnn and Mitchell arrived in London this morning. Sullivan left for Liverpool a short time afterward. Neither of the fighters showed much sign of nunishtfaent. Mitchell's friends are very jubilant over the result of the Prince nfWtiltV Silver Wedding. London*, March 12.?Festivals in honor of the silver wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales were held in all Kuronenn capital*. Members of the royal families generally called at the British Embassies and offered their congratulations. The Pope'* Health. Romk, March 12.?'The Pope, who hns In1)'!! HiiM'crinir frntn tin itulinfinuilinn after ten days' rest, is much better. IIo transacted business yesterday. He has given only one auifiencc since his ijl-.f, ness. _ St'El) m 8UXDE1L A Twelve Vrnr Old Cilrl llrinipi nn Arllon Affnlnat llnnker lUiwnoti. CtliCACio, March 12.f-Twelve?year-old Dot Lee, Mrs. Itawson's daughter by Charles G. Lee, her sccoud husband, sued Hanker Kawson this afternoon for $T)0,000 damages for alleged slander. The slander charged is in Rawson's answer to his wife's suit for separate maintenance. He stated thurcin that Mrs. Kawson had in 1875 "pretended to be joined in marriage with Lee." There weru many similur expressious in Mr. Hanson's answer, which it is claimed wen? not material to the divorce proceedings und were inserted with malicious intent. IJv their implication that Mi*s Leo was illigitimate she claims to have bceu damaged $50,000, which sum tho court is asked to compel tho millionaire banker to pay. . PrnlM' from Knglnnd. "Colgate A Co's toilet soaps are unequalled in appearance, perfume and quality."?Sanitary Heoml. Something New for ?K 00. 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