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W^T Tier. wVA^aturdaymorniyq may 12, 1888.
ksta HUSHED august 24, 1352.
Writes a Speech Made by the
Pennsylvania Congressman
Of llir IfoUMf of lU'pIt'tWIlUUIVOH? Ho
lira's in a Grandiloquent
and Fine l'lirascy Manner on
i In* TurifT?A Weak Kllorl.
Washington, May 11.?Congressman I
Scott, of Kri?', I'a., xul?Ire??e?l the House on
tin* Mills tariff bill this afternoon. He
told tin' r?|K?rtere that he would give
the bicmiInts a solid hour and a half of
iHimmtic tariff doctrine, and promised
? make things as lively for the House as
anv iih'IhIht wIio had gone before. Mr.
S-ott's private secretary is understood
to nftivc a .salary of al>out $4,000 a year
anil, as a consequence, tlie speech might
In- ?xj?? i t< <1 to Ik? a model of pure diction.
Scott has a decidedly weak voice,
ami liis speech did not till the chamber
tritii thunder tone, but it will till n good
many pages of tho Retard to-morrow
Congressman .Scott said:
Shall the I'iiited States, with their
mignty Iniund of nature and giant industries
shrink from the struggle for
of the world's markets?
Shall in', the teeming republic of the
._>ir;it Wi .-t <10,000,000 strong, with inventive
genius keener, with labor more
.killnl. than any other people on the
S?|.ilie, decline to com|>ete tor supremacy
in tin- marts of mankind, nud continue
forever to trade among ourselves under 1
the insane delusion that we are growing
rirli by the process? This bill, and the 1
subied of taritr taxation which it necessarily
brings In-fore the 1 louse, are n vast
theme. A very small part of it only can
be fairly discussed within tho compass 1
of an ordinary sj>eeeh, and I have there
/( re deemed ft projM-r to select for exam- 1
ination in detail several of the most iin- '
(Hirtant articles iii?oii which existingdu- 1
ties are changed by the committee's '
bill, lining these as illustrative of the '
whole. I
wants to iip. dkcisivb.
l!nt I wish here, .Mr. Chairman, to say J
in tin1 most decisive language I can com- ]
niand, that every alteration of duty '
dlectei! by this bill has been matured !
by the majority of the committee with
the same eijjinl, conscientious, deliher- (
ate, painstaking care. Nothing has been
done in haste; nothing withoutthe most
exai ting scrutiny. I have personally at- j
tended every one of the meetings devoted
to the consideration of the bill
w ith. ncrhnns, live exceptions, and every '
lino ami word lnw had from me tho most
minute attention I was able to bestow.
Tin- same I am sure can be said of every .
other member of the majority of the *
committee. The bill jsa fraud in the in- j
tcrifit of the people?of the whole peo- ,
pie. We intended in tho first instance
to May the mountain surplus in the j
Treasury, threatening overwhelming i
ami jMissilily immediate disaster even
now vividly impending; ami second to j
relieve as far jw prudence would permit
at this time, the over-burdened indus- t
tri.n "f tin* country from excessive taxa
tioii, tlx1 proceeds of which do not pass
into tlio 'I rwwury, but go directly to the
suj?|M?rt of grasping monopolies, which
are, tor the most part, combined in utter- .
Iv indbfensihle and atrociously opjires- .
sive trusts. We sit hero under a written
constitution, exercising only those powers
which are expressly granted, and nowhere
in that instrument do we lind the .
power to tax for any but a public pur|x'so,
and even a tax for u public purinwe
must be uniform iu operation. I
liolJ: r
First?That we have no power to lay t
a tax which, by excluding the article
taxed, defeats 'the object of taxation, t
muuolv, revenue for the economical sup- u
lMirt of government. i
Srcond- That we have no power to
lay a tax which carries nothing to the
ireasury, hut which draws money from
one man's |?ockct to put it in the poekets
o( another. A tax with thiij nvoved
object is as manifestly unconstitutional
a-* would Ik* a law taking the life of one
man bnuuse his existence was inconvenient
to another man.
Thirl we have no power out of
moneys aetually collecteil and in the
treasury to grant licenses, or to make
gilts to*auv man or class of men, and
Mill less can we by the use of the taxing
|M?wer constitutionally transfer the
earning of the many to the few.
These are eardiuul principles of the
Democratic party.
A hill has been introduced by a memltfr
of this House and referred to the
committee which provides a large reduction
of internal taxes and deals very
curiously indeed with customs duties.
Taking it item by item we find this result
: That for every dollar of reduction
of duties in the iron schedule, $1'(5 are
added to the burdens of the public already
too onerous to be borne. An examination
of the changes discloses tho
startling fact that the aggregate reductions
amount to but $353,000, while the
increase of duties on iron, etc., proposed
by the hill, aggregates over $0,000,000.
In short, this bill ItencftUi nobody and
injures everyl?ody. It tlnds the duties
?n iron and'steel on an average of about
forty jht cent, and it raises them by
pmliahly lift v jK-r cent, or to nearly sixty
jn r cent lulvalorem. From whatever
point you look at it it is a misbegotten,
ill-shajH-d, portentous, unjustifiable mon*
ster, with no exeiisf for existence ami
no i?ur|xwe in its lift* but to obstruct the
iVnuH*niiic; party and to delav the justice
which tlu* country demon us.
After tracing the history of tariff legislation,
Mr. Scott mid;
The majority of the rommitteo on
^ ly and 'leans realize and appreciate
the condition of ntrain) existing in the
country to-day ami however desirous
tliev might be to extend that full measure
of relief to the wage worker and the
great agricultural classes of the country,
to which they are so justly entitled, invented
capital has its claims upon theui.
They appreciate the fact that during the
I?rt twenty-flvo years under the present
astern of protected industries, immense
'uuisof money have l>ecn invested in
the various manufacturing industries of
the country, and that any Dili which the
committee might introduce should have
???e regard for the capital invested in
???h manufactures; tnat it would be I
unwbe for any great political party
having the power to do so to at
once attempt to readjust the conditions
of to*duy, which would undouht
y??ij raiim- serious lossio mow wuu u??u
invested ilieir capital under ft previous
condition of a flairs. Keeping theso objects
in view, we sought first to relievo
these manufacturing industries by
placing on the free lint as far as we po?"il?ly
inuld, such articles as are essentially
tinvsaary to enable them to comjfte
not only in their homo markets,
'"?t in the markets of the world. Secondly,
in the revision and readjustment
?>f the various schedules, under the exMing
taritr to leave ample duties on
all merchandise thai could possibly be
iiii|Kirte?l from abroad ii? competition
V illi our home products, and to protect
our home mumfactnrers and the labor
employed by hem; and, n? the l>est evidence
of our efforts in thin direction, I
can only conparo the average rates of
duties under the existing Uiritr, with i
what they wotld be under this bill if it '
should becomea'law, namely, the average
advalorexn daties on dutiable goods
under the exis-in# tariirof 47.7 percent
ad valorem, anl tho average under the i
proposed bill o 40 per cent advalorem. 1
lliis shows a reduction under the
present bill tqual to 7.7 per cent ad j
valorem. Of we $53,720,44 / 22 reduction
of duties en imports under the proposed
bill shoud it become a law, $22,189,50548
are dirived from articles placed
upon the free list, leaving the sum of
$31,520,04174 is the gross reduction
made or propoied by tho committee applicable
to ail cur varied industries; and j
yet, sir, the mijority of this house and 1
oi me commu&e are cuargeu wan oeing free
traders. f(
| Now, in my opinion, upon no class of \
our people do tie present lineal burdens
of our country bear so heavily as upon
the farming elms. It is not in tin? power 01
of the Koyornnent by any policy that ft
can be adopted to protect the farmer in 1{
what he raises,and luis to sell; hut the jj
government cm impoverish and virtually
nauperise things he consumes, A
which is or nay be imported, but also d<
by prohibiting luties upon commodities C
made in this <ountrv, and necessary to
his comfort, wtiehplace it in the i>ower
of the home manufacturer by combina- w
tions and trusts to charge what he p)
pleases for his vares. ,lf
What a mocker}' of protection the Re- re
publican tariff of J8S3 Is for the farmer, pj
One of the strong arguments that the
protectionist makes to the fanner is the m
home market that protection is alleged Jij
to insure for for his produce. It is a ,|(
fallacy ami a fraud, and intelligent far- fo
mers will not longer be deceived by it. th
And now, Mr. Chairman, permit me J?4
to refer to anotLer great industry in my
State?coal milling; an industry, sir, JJ'which
protection does not protect, ami J;1,
then compare the wages paid in the
Edgar Thomson steel works with the I"1
wages of the skilled miner. '.
I'rom a practical experience of over _
one-third of a century in the coal mines w'
of my State, both anthracite and bitumi- tu
nous*, I am justified in stating that the
wage worker receives for his labor, di- vt'
rectly and indirectly, from 70 per cent
to 85*per cent of the selling price of the c|j
foal at the mines, an against the 8 per w'
cent that labor receives at the Kdgar n|!
rhomson steel works, on the selling
price of a ton of steel beams. The tnrill J 1
Iocs not protect the coal miner, but robs 1,1
?... ?. .. . t .1 SU
Illiil ill jUHl ?u iar ?? ii. iiici i-iisub uiu ruai> .
if what he consumes by the imposition
)f duties the Government docs not need
:o meet its requirements.
I now turn, air, to another vexed ques- ('?
ion?wool. ^ ,UJ
Tin; proposed reduction in the woolen
schedule and the proposed reduction of J1.11
lie duties on sugar. would on them* two
terns alone hIiow a saving to every j!r
amily in the State of Pennsylvania of J'1
?7 82, after deducting the estimate loss ,ft1
,o each, 8?
While Pennsylvania consumed 33,501,148
pounds of wool in her mills in the
rear of 1880, she only produced within I'Jhe
State in 1880 5,040,985 pounds, or
10 4-5 per cent of the quantity required ('?
ind there were employed in this ^
ndustry 23,S3S of her people. It is au
mrdlv necessary to discuss the import- ?n
nice of cheap raw material to such an 1,1
ndustry. No better illustration of the J111
esults of inodenite duties or free ma- Jn<
erial can bo pointed to than the carpet l,w
ndustries of this country. To-day, ow- un
ng to this low duty oil carpet wools
iiul the superior genius of our American
t'orjcnien, and notwithstanding the xii
liglier wages paid in the United States,
am credibly informed that if this live
cuts per pound is removed from Douskoi
iiul other carpet wool we can compete an
ritli the world on carpets and keep our ag
ionic market. wi
oh, would it? fni
Immediately wool is free our manu- n0
nanufacturers begin to draw upon the c0
/ .1 I.I tr.? .r5.,lo ..
IJUrKUlM ?I nil- nuitu wi inn
o meet the A incrican demand. There- </n
ult is an advanco in wool in foreign
narkets, and an ndvanco abroad would j.
idvance tho price here, tariff or 110 tar- Pj,
11'. And this, Hire, is 110 mere specula- J5
ion; it is the known 'history of wool ^
lnder the present circumstance sup- ?1
>osed. ^
So people, Mr. Chairman, can he a V?
jreat people who do not "go down to '
he sen in ships." With longer coast
ines than any other nation in tho world,
inducing a greater quantity of sea- L.
jorne tonnage, if we eliminate coal, we ^ '
ire not dependent upon other nations J!
:or ships to do our carrying.
What has brought about this state of
iflairs? The wooden sailing ship was 'J.
loomed in the year 18(10 and the iron | '
ind steel whip, propelled by steam, was
leitined to supplant it upon economical ['1
What is a steel or iron ship, sir? (.
What proportion of its cost# consists of
Structural iron or steel beams? And
how was it possible for the individual .
nterprise of this country to ongage in *
tho construction of iron ships when ,
steel could bo bought in Kngland for
J20.88 per ton, when the same beams 'J
naf in iln? United States :?.(?cents per
pound, of per ton? What litis
brought U8 to thin low state? The poli- JJ
[;y of restriction. Protecting n few wick- J*
ly ship yards, wo turn out nn occasional J'
vcsfiel for the coastwise trade. !'.
"We are here, sir?we, the majority
of the Ways and Means Committee, apu (
of this house?in defense of American
industries. We alone offer it protection; ,
we seek alone the independence and ag- ?
grandizement of domestic lal>or by liber- J
ating it from unnatural restraint, and
allowing it the undisturl>ed |H>sse88ion l'j
and the complete enjoyment of its own
earnings." j'
Turplu Will (ifl hi* Seat,
Wakiiixoton, 1). C., May 11.?The ^
Senate Committee on Privileges and jj
Klcctions held a meeting to-day to con- ((
aider the Turpie case. After an hour's p
consideration the Committee came to jj
the unanimous conclusion that the do- al
termination of the Indiana Jlouse of o
Representatives, under the particular
circumstances of this case of the title of
its uieml)er8 to their seats is conclusive
upon the Senate, and therefore that the c
persons who voted jo the election of the H(
Senator, must be conclusively presumed v
to have been entitled to vote and eon.se- jj
qucntly that .Mr. Turpie must be held c
to be entitled to his seat. a
. s
Washington, i). C.f Hoy 11.?The {.
Democratic members of the Committee 1
| on Ways ami Means were in consulta- >
tions for al>out an hour and a half to- 1:
day upon the amendments offered in J
caucus to the Mills tariff bill. Without J
noaitive action upon any of them the 1
Democratic members classified the 1
amendments, and instructed the clerk (
of the committee to have them printed t
in bill form with wide margins, so as to
bo easily changed to meet the views of
the members.
llatvtf to tlm Mrlhoiirm* Kxpoiiitlnn. '
Sax Francisco. May 11.?Frank Mc- '
Copnin. United States Commissioner to t
the alellHJurne Exposition, ban issued a l
circular stating that arrangements have I
been mado with the Oceanic Steamship i
Company to forward all exhibits at a re- i
duct ion of fifty per cent from the ordinary
rates, while n special rate of passage
of $300, from here to Sydney and re,
turn, good for eight months, has been
, made.
Dn the Civil Service Reform
Hauled Over the Coals
H.t Promise* and Performances
Shown Up in an Uncnvinblo Light.
"Turn the HumcuIm Out" Seemtt
to have lieon Hix Ambition.
New York, May 11.?The Union
eaguo Club lust niglit attacked Present
Cleveland on his civil sen-ice refill
record. The President of tho club,
Ir. Cluiuncey M. Dopew,was not ]>resent.
he attack was in the shape of a re|>ort
f the club's Committee on Political Renin,
and was signed by Mr. Whitelnw
em, air. jonn t\. jviiox, .nr. ii.. x>.
linsdale, Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa, Mr.
homos M. North, Mr. Franklin A. Pad5ck,
Mr. Cephas Brainerd, Mr. Clarenco 1
. Buell and Mr. M. M. Budlong. i
The committee say that the Mug- I
limps in 1884 were "allured by the im- '
ression which the Democratic can- J
date encouraged, thut ho was a born
former ai\d raised up for the special |
irftosy of completing this great work." t
The report ouotes voluminously from t
r. Cleveland^ letters, written before
s election and inauguration, giving in
tail his promises concerning the enreementof
the civil service laws. Then 1
o n-port gives statistics to prove that
r. Cleveland has not kept his prom s.
Of the fM>,i:H ofllccs at his disposal,
e report says, lip to June 11, 1887, j
lien the last count in the interest of
e Republican party was made, Mr. r
eveland has availed himself of 41),1)22, 1'
id up tojdate the estimate is that of g
,U?4 of the men in oflice under execu- ,,
>'e appointment when Mr. Cleveland ?
jut to Washington, 50,000 have been
rned out.
Of the 2,400 Pnuidential liostmastersa 11
ry insignificant nunilier have been repointed
and nearly all have l>een V
anged. Of the other oostmasters, of
liich there are upwards of 52,000, it e
pears that 10,000 have been changed f*
thin a vear, and it is known that of 11
e remaining 12,000 the greater part of r
em held omces which commanded so ft
mil a salary that the place was not ?
emed wortli the trouble of a change. e
Of the Socolleetors of internal revenue,
have been changed, and of the 111
Hectors of customs. 100 new appoint- a
L'lits have been made.
The committee declare that removals ??
lde on the charge of offensive parunship
were brought about by a mere
etext and subterfuge, and, so far an *1
e observation of the civil service o
ivs in the New York Custom Mouse n
es, the situation was truly distressing. ,
Tlu* report was unanimously adopted. ,
Following is one of the resolutions ap- 11
ndod to the report: "Thatthe course t)
the President lias been radically in- I
nsistent with the pledges which he tl
vo before his election and in his in- n
gural address in respect to reform; ji
<1 the disposition which he manifested v
the eases of .Stone and Benton, ami in s
iny others, gives color to the charge of b
ousisteney, partisan bias ami the 1
:k of genuine sympathy with the spirit 1
d aims of civil service reform." c
? I
.? Superior Lumber Company Fljjure* Un- H
favorably in an IiivvntiKiitloii.
Washington, J). C., May 11.?Theex- \\
lination of Col. Knight, General Manor
of the Superior Lumber Company,
is resumed this afternoon. The most f
teres ting feature was one which will w
* - *t.~ ?~v-.i n..^n? ?!.? *'
i|> iippi'ar on tuc iciviu! I'uiuifc tuv
urso of a long cross-examination by (j
nator Chandler tlio witness wasasked to
>*e the history of the company and the p
ines of the largest stockholders. He
oceedcd with the history and named .
feral gentlemen jls among the leading 11
ckholders, but declined to state the fi
lounts of stock they owned on the j;
omul that he had no right to
pose their private business aliairs. |J
i! made an exception in respect v
Col. Wm. Vilas, who, he said, owned t.
0 shares of the face value of $24,000, n
id himself, whose investment was t
:i,000, or (KW shares. Senator Chamller
sisted uj>on having further informant
and Senator l'aulkner objected. S
itiiess in renlv to Senator Faulkner's
lestion stated that all the stockholders tj
ere Republicans except Mr. Vilas and
mself, and that none of them had any ,
nnection in any way with the matters
ulcr investigation.
Senator Kuulkner then rejwated his
ijoction. Senator Chandler said that
general the place lor argument was in
ic Committee ? report and on the floor
the .Senate. But here was a witness
ho had cotno on, not by the invitation
either side, and had thrust in the
ipcrior Lumber Company. Now he
'handler) was not willing to take just
hat that witness might be willing
i?say and ston there. That
ax not the kind of an investigation
i) was conducting. It was a common
lief all through the Northwest that
rcgory had been appointed by the inuenee
of men connected with the Kuerior
Lumber Company, and that he
lis favoring that company in the matter
f securing contracts with the Indians
rider his charge. Here were letters
ritten in the company's olliee by the
)iqpany's l>ookkeeper by direction of
jo company's superintendent showing
tat the company had dealings with the
The witness had once said that tlio
itters were forgeries, but now admitted
lat they were not. He explained that
ley were sigued by mistake. He
Jliandler) did not believe it,and ho was
oing to get at the bottom of the matter
_|H>ssible. lie proposed to inquire all
bout the stockholders and the amount '
f their investments. 1
Mtntlrnl A?*?oclntliin Adjourn*.
Cincinnati, 0., May llf?The Amerinn
Medical Association held its final
L'ssion this forenoon. The following
rerenpi>ointed to represent the Associaion
at the meeting of the British Medial
Association at its meeting next year,
t Kdinburg, Scotland: K. II. Pluminer,
an Francisco; 11. A. Kellv, I'hiladelN.
L. Davis. Chicairo:" W. II. My
rs, Kt. Wavno; A. K. Hoadley, Chicago;
\ E . JWaxham, Chicago; Alexander
IcAlhster. Camden, N. J.; C. J. Ohislolin,
Baltimore; A. K. Steele,Chicago;
. N. Shoemaker, Philadelphia; 8. J.
ones, Chicago; J. E. Owens, Chicago;
S. Cutter, New Yorkj L. A. Saver, New
fork; J. B. .Hamilton, Washli^tton, P.
c. C. Vaup, New York. Adjourned
o meet in Newport, K. I., next June.
An HllnoU Cjclono.
Fuebport, Hl., May 11.?The partieuare
are reaching this city to-day of the
lestruction wrought in the country by a
nrclone last niuht. It took its rise near
this place, and following the course of
the \ ellow creek passed eastward in the
ilirectiou of I Bailey ville. The Yellow
creek brewery was almost rained. The
residence of Mr. Brockhausen, near by,
was overturned and his barn was destroyed.
Two farmers, names unknown,
were seriously injured. The damage to
fence* and other property is large.
On ? Willi. Girl-A Colored Knn'? All.f?l
Special DUpatch to the Intelligencer.
Wasiiinqto.v, Pa., May 11.?James
Bolilen is a large colored man of al>out
37 years of age and the head of a family.
Last night, however, ho was arrested on
a warrant issued by C. M. Kuple and
cliargetl by Mrs. Millie Praton with
coinmittint' an assault on her daughter.
Sarah J. Proton, white, aged 15 years.
Last night the girl was said to be dying
and there was a great deal of excitement
aroused and for some time it looked as
though the indignant citizens would try
their hand at hanging the wretch.
Bolden was seen by your correspondent
in the jail this morning. lie said:
"I live in Crees' alley. Mrs. Praton is uiv
next door neighbor. On yesterday afternoon
Sal lie came in and asked me to
play for her on the organ." When asked
who else was in the room he said, "My
little daughter for awhile, but nhe soon
went out."
"Did you send her out?"
He at llrst refused to answer but at
laMt denied that he had. lie went on.
riio charge against me is groundless and
limply apito work of Mrs. Proton.
When ho was asked about the girl beintf
unwell, lloldeu was visibly affected and
trembling said, "Well, she is 15 years
jld anyway." On again collecting himself
he stoutly donied any intention or
ittcuipt at rape.
The preliminary hearing was to have
>een held this afternoon at II p. m., but
he injured j^irl not being able to appear
Lgainst him it was postponed.
Ie Looked an "lloiieil Sinn" iu tho Kjrr
and Lo*t IIU Watch.
)xc(al Dltpxleh to the iHirlligeturr.
Washington, D. C., May 11.?Capt.
ohn J. Halstead, a prominent politician
f Nicholas County, West Virginia,
ately lout a valuable watch, which was
natched lrom him in the Capitol
rounds by a Washington lough named
'heodore Handy, llandy is a plausible
oung man. He'scraped iii> an acquaintncc
with him and treated llalstod, and
hen usked him il he could look an honst
in the eyes. Halstead gazed squarey
into the" tough's eyes, and while so
ngaged the tough seized the watch and
an. lialstcad purauud and overtook
iimt demanding the watch. The thief
eplicd hy knocking llalstead down and i
gain running, llandy wan convicted
f the theft to-day, but llalstead mourn- :
tli yet his loss.
k Woumn Munler* Her OfT.prlnn and Cult.
to flic Diied.
prclal Dlfwlth to the lntrtUijructr.
Charleston*, W. V.\., May 11.?An inucst
was held yesterday over the IhxIv
f an infant found in the Kanawha river
t the lllack Band Company's tipple,
Wednesday. The young woman, Matio
Thacker, residing near Spring Ilill,
lie mother of the child, was arrested bv
'rivate Detective F. A. Hunter. AIliougli
she denied knowledge of the
latter at lirst, when brought before the
nry she made a confession, reduced to
rnting bv Detective Hunter, and ascntcd
to by her at the inquest: "I gave
irth to a child Friday night, May 4,
s&s, nt or near Mrs. Click's house, about
1 o'clock. No one was near. 1 put the
hild in the river just below the house,
t was alive when I put it in the river.
ho^eGod will forgive me."
11 is suspected that other parties beide
the mother are implicated. She was
nought to the city last night and lodged
n jail.
'or Having Liquor In Tlirlr IlooniN, but
Ktmpenidon* Withheld.
ixcial DUjxUck to the IuUUijjnurr.
Moboantown, W. Va., May 11.?1The ,
ecision in the case of the faculty in re- ;
aril to the suspension of students was
endured tonlay. Two cadets are dislissed
from the corps for having liquor
a their room, and they are suspended |
rom the University. The execution of
lie suspension is withheld. The faculy
had the I ntellic.kscku correspondent
efore them last evening, to ascertain
rhether or not he had written the nrtile
in Thursday's issue. lie refused to
nswer and nothing further was done in >
lie case.
Il(iintflir?nki<rii Sent to the 4,ren.M
pecinl Dtrpntch to the luMUgrnrrr.
Point Pleasant, W. Va., May 11.?
udge Guthrie, yesterday, sentenced
Sdward Tharp ami Martin Light, two
lesperate characters of this county, to
me year each in the West Virginia l'ententiary
for housebreaking.
Tito Revolver* of the "Q" Men.
Chicago, May 11.?'Two thousaud raiload
men attended a meeting at the
twelfth street Turner llall last night,
ailed by the Burlington strikers to
onsider statements to tlio effect that
he crews of various roads transferring
Q" cars wore attacked by non-unionists
kVcdnc8day morning. It was said that
m Atlantic crow was surrounded and
hroatened with revolvers, the crew bcng
compelled to leave the train with
lie engine to csca]>e. It is claimed that
i similar attack was made a few days l>ebre
in the Wabash yards, and also yeserday
in the Minnesota & Northwestern
yards. A committee was ap}>oiiited to
A'ait on the General Managers of the various
roads ami requoyt protection. If
this protection is not granted the men
they will ccase to handle Burlington
business. The committee will try to
tinve the revolvers of "O" men abolished,
CJwxl 1'rieeH for lllooded Cattle.
St. Paul,JMin*n., May 11.?At J. J.
Hill's sale of short horns, at bis farm at
North Oaks,II. F. Brown and Col. King,
r>f Minneapolis, were the heaviest buyon.
There were thirty-seven animals
sold for $14,335, the average price being
$385. The highest price paid was $1,1)00
by B. C. Ramsey, of Buffalo, for the imported
puchess of liamfant .Second.
William Steele, of Ionia, Mich., paid
$1,550 for Grand Dqohesg of North Daks
Secondt and II. C. C. Balls, of Indianapolis,
paid the wime price for North Oaks
Lady of Oxford.
The Now York Legislature lias ailjourned.
The noted Kentncky stallion, LconatUH,
has l>een sold for $5,300.
T1|0 American Folding Chair Company's
factory, at St Louis, was damaged
by lire yesterday to the extent of
A negro was lynched near Howling
Green, Kv., yesterday, lor poisoning
twenty horses belonging to a farmer
uameu Smith.
Four of the Cook county, Illinois,
boodle Commissioners left for the Joliet
prison yesterday, to none their two
years' term of imprisonment.
Fire at Pittsburgh yesterday destroyed
Oyter A Shorts' planinp mill and lumber
yard, two Inline dwellings and Xorcross
4 Co.'s paint works. Loss$83,000.
J,. E. Woodard's Casket works, at
Owttssa, Mich., were destroyed by lire
yesterday, involving a loss ol $100,000,
and throwing 100 men oat of work,
The Church Ship Emerges fron
a Stormy Debate in Safety,
Characteristics of the DiscuiMion or
the Woman Question?Analysis of
the Vote?Pcrsonuel of the
Conference?Commit teen.
Spfdal Cvrrtspondtnct of the InUUlgaictr.
New Yokk, May 10.?The Conference
at this time reminds one of a ship re?
cently emerged from a severe tempest.
She has hud a fearful shaking up, but
the timbers liold together and tho machinery
is all right. She is slightly dis
I ugureu?now couiu it oe omerwise
after the hard knocks given her, and especially
since, in the exclusion of the
fair sisters, she has lost * the most ornamental
part of her rigging? But the
good ship still holds on her course. She
will bo a little belated by the storm, but
she will go into port all the same. She
will not, however, be able to boast, at
the end of her voyage, as one of the
steamship linesdoes, that she has "never
lost a passenger," for she has deliberately
pitched overboard quite a number
who had engaged berths, and, most sad
to relate, while the brethren were
taking this action with reference
to the women, the Grim Visaged Monster
enfolded in his icy embrace two of
the most honored of the brethren, both,
b^r a singular coincidence, hailing from
New England, both dying on the same
day, at the same hotel, and, as is commonly
believed, of the same malignant
disease. The death of these two deletes
has cast a gloom over the proceeding
far greater even than that which
fell upon some of the more ardent spirits
iu consequence of the exclusion of the
women, and the two occurences make
certainly, taken in connection with the
death in this city but two days before of
the beautiful young lady who hud come
to the Conference with her father, a
delegate from Washington Territory, a
record of mortalitiy for the first six days
of this great gathering which has no
miriil lol fVttif.......w. n...l I.
nil must fondlv hone will find none in
future assemblies of the kind.
J Jut if tlie Htorin in over the ocean is
not yet entirely still, nor hus the niutterinu
thunder ceased to remind this
stately craft of the nerils she has braved.
If, as in the ballad, the strainsof a famous
harp echoed through historic halls
long after the hand evoking them had
crumbled into dust, so do reverberations
of the recent debate still echo through
this great Opera House, and will doubtless
continue to do till the vcrv close. It
is the judgment of many that these
echoes will play an influential part in
the impending elections. This, no doubt,
was one reason why the final vote was
taken in such a way as to put every fellow
on record. Doubtless, too, some
were marked for the slaughter by that
operation, if this Conference may
be judged by its predecessors, . lu
the debate itself most of those who
have been mentioned prominently for
the episcopacy were conspicuous for
their silence. There were, however, four
notable exceptions to this rule, viz.:
Drs. Buckley and Day of New York, Dr.
Neely of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Hamilton
of Boston. These evidently did not
think that discretion was the better part
of valor; at all events they sailed in.
Dr. Buckley, with his accustomed aggressiveness,
did so several times, incurring
on that account, it is feared, the secret
displeasure of at least two hundred
of the delegates, who tried in vain to
ret an opportunity to speak onco. But
l)r. Buckley, as usual, was on the side
that won, as were also Drs. Neely and
Day, the sole champion in the debate of
woman's side among those who are retarded
as prominent candidates for the
Bishopric being the chivalric Bostonian,
Dr. Hamilton,
This debate was one of the most
lengthy in the history of the Church.
Itocctipied the time of the Conference
during the larger part of sis sessions. It
is the common remark, too, that never
before was a subject contested in this
body with such obstinacy, not to say
bitterness. The struggle to obtain recognition
from the chair was a revelation to
those who did know previously how
fond Methodists are of speaking in
meeting. The instant the chairman's
gavel fell, announcing the termination
of one speech, fifty delegates or more
were on tbeir feet, and from fifty stentorian
voices rang out the pitiful appeal,
"Mr. Chairman!" This was the order of
affairs from the beginning of the debate
to the dose. One delegate who was
finally recognized proved to l>e so hoarse
from his protracted efforts to get the
flnnr (lint, it wan with ditlirnltv hit cnnM
be heard when ho did get it. Another,on
being recognised, said that the herculean
lalmre of two (lays were at length
successful and that his wife in the gallery
would no doubt telegraph at once to
his constituents that the kindly recognition
had come ju?t in time to Have him
from insanity.
The final vote, excluding the women
from tliis conference and submitting the
question of their eligibility to the annual
conferences, stood?to exclude and submit
237; against INS, making a majority
of thirty-nino only of Uie total vote,
while the layimm were so evenly divided
that the change of one vote would have
tied them. If now, the annual conferences
shall decree by a three-fourths vote
of all the ministers present and voting,
that women are eligible, and if four years
hence, the general conference by a twothirds
vote shall ratify that decree, the
fair sisters will thereafter have free
course in that body. Otbcrwiso they
...111 1... ..4111 l?l .1^.1 '
will ihj nun iuiuimcu uiiiy w uii-iv
lookere-on. From the fact, too, that
many who voted to submit the matter to
the annual conferences did so, not because
thev wish the women to come in,
hut merely as tho liest method of getting
rid of a troublesome question for the
time being, it looks as though their
chances of gaining admittance aa delegates
four years hence were little better,
if any, than in the present instance,
All interest centres now in the Standing
Committees. There are twelve ol
these, each consisting of 111 members.
These mammoth affairs are the mills
which grind out grist for final assimilation,
through the medium of the Conference,
into the body of the church. For
a week or more the time of tho morning
sessions will be occupied mainly in calling,
in alphabetical order, the names ol
the one hundred and eleven Conference
delegations. Under this call, which ic
several times repeated, each of these
? resents to the Secretary, and has read
the Conference, if it so chooses, what
ever it may have to suggest in the wa>
of a change in the discipline and government
of the church, the documenti
being then referred to one or the othei
of these peat Committees. Many sud
pronositions have been handed in al
ready and the great mills aw slowl]
grinding them into proper shape. Tin
Committee work occupies the time o
delegates every afternoon and often in
the evenings as well. Presently reports
11 from these bodies will begin to come in.
Then, after each has been printed in the
Dailv Advocate, thev are taken up in
1 regular order for discussion and action
by the Conference.
The most important of these great
committees is that on Episcopacy.
Usually the chairman of the several del- ,
egations constitute this committee and I
its proceedings are watched with the
, deepest interest Its chief work is to review
the administration of the Bishops,
to determine how many new Bishops
are needed and where the Episcopal residences
shall be located for the ensuing
four years. Next in importance to this
is the Committee on Itinerancy. This
body reviews the work of the 14,000
, ministers of the church, scrutinizes the
journals of annual conferences and con- n
sidcrs all matters pertaining to the itin- ii
erant system. From this committee will c
Srobublv come, this year, a recommen- .
ation for extending the pastoral limit,
although a similar committee at the last P
Conference reported unfavorably upon b
the subject. Another very iui]>ortant ^
committee is that upon revisais, the
chief work of this body being to con- ~
siderand report upon the numerous ?
changes, good. bad or indifferent, which
are sought to be made in the Book of gi
Discipline. p
As these committees will be from this
timo to the close of the conference the ^
observed of all observers, and as those w
elected to pr&ide over their delibera- t[
tions are supposed to fill places of exalt- T.
ed honor and of grave responsibility, I ei
subjoin the names of the entire twelve, tb
with their respective chairmen: Kpisco- tu
pacy?W. Ii. Olin, of the Wyoming Con- n<
lerence. Itinerancy?J. M. Buckley, oi 80
the New York East Conference. Bound- u
aries?The bishops to preside, Kevisals *'1
?W. F. Whitlock. of the North Ohio
Conference. Temporal Economy?W. I?
II. Craig, of the St. Ixmis Conference.
State of the Church?J. O. Pock, of the th
New York East Conference. Book Con- 'w
cern?C. B. Fiske, of the New Jersey I*
Conference. Missions?J. M. Thoburn, P?"
of the Bengal Conference. Education? ga
C. II. Payne, of the Cincinnati Conference.
Cliurch Extension?J. B. Graw, an
of the New Jersey Conference. Sunday M
Schools and Tracts?J. W. Mendenhall, qu
of tho North Ohio Conference. Freed- remen's
Aid and Work in the South? To
James M. King, of the New York Conference.
( ri'
The jieraounol of this great gathering P1
is an UHfailingsubject of interest. Tliero w.
are many striking forms and many faces P11
which bespeak unusual strength and on
unmistakable ability. Bishop Foster is ".1
a model of Episcopal dignity and eveiy .
inch a great man. Bishop Bowman is J11
faultless in attiro and has a face and J[c
fonn like those of John Wesley. BiHhop JJl
Merrill looks like a Congressman of the 111
old days, clean shaven, solid mid inclined an
to quiet humor. Bishop Andrews has a ^
face which fairly glistens with intelli- ^
gence and a voice and manner that are 1,1
exceedingly unctuous and winning. c"
Bishop Warren is retired, precise, schol- "n
arly and very rich. Bishop Fobs has one J!)
of those foreheads which bulge out at
the top, indicating full reasoning nowers W1
and independence of thought, Bishop nn
Hurst, hko all great scholars, is the j*c
picture of modesty, and when presiding
over the Conference looks "
as though ho wishes the brethren }?}
would ?not^ bother him. Bishop .XI
Aindb'hoi an'expression of countenance
that is almost angelic in its calmness and Pj
purity, aud is reputed to be as good as 1)1
he looks. Bishop Mallalieu is a practical
looking fellow from the shining dome on
top to tho extreme base of his long and )a
pointed beard. Bishop Walden pre- J,e
serves in both features and forin^ a vivid "-*i
recollection of the departed Simpson.
He is tall and quite distinguished looltinc, ]"
even to the scholarlv stoop of his shoul- ,)C
dere. Bishop Fowler has a tremendous
head, with hair, however, quite out of
proportion; hut he is far from being bald lj?
on tho inside, and in fact is known to 1,1
all as one of the brainest men on the ro
bench. Bishop Taylor is tho Apostle an
Paul among Methodist Bishops though 1)0
ho would resemble more closely the _
ordinary pictures of Paul if ho dispensed
with lus wig. ot
On the floor are seen a number of hu
prospective Bishops and any quantity Ju
who look fit for tho place, but as the }!u
elections are so near the description of k"
candidates must be deferred until we
know certainly who are the lucky ones. J?
The women delegates, who occupied so Kai
much attention at flret, are now gradual- Wl
ly giving place to other nine days' won- . 1
den. Miss Willard's personal appear* kaI
anco is known everywhere. Mrs. Nindo, o i
of Minnesota, is a woman of medium J:
height, with an inclination to embonpoint.
Her dress and bonnet are of
the '.Quaker style, the only devi- 1
ation being that she sports a masculine Wi
shirt-front and a white choker. She is Vo
beyond middle life, has gray hair, an<l a
face which indicates a happy blending
ofgentleness and strength. Mrs. Itip- ?
pey, of Kansas, is a large, fine looking ^
woman, dresses becomingly in brown
Hilk, and looks fully competent to either
take part in a General Conference debate y l
or administer with effect the proverbial
form of discipline to a healthy family of *CI
boys: while Mrs. Newman, of Nebraska,
is a slender, rather delicate looking lady, l'1
oulte relliicd, with an obvious taste for ol
flowers and other l>eautiful things, including
very neat bonnet, though nt
the same time very talented, and in her 80
northwestern home eminently useful ar
and beloved. KJ
What makes it more probable than ,
ever before that the pastoial limit will JJ,
bo made a year or two longer, is, that 1
tl?e llishops favored such an extension u
in their Annual Address. To be sure Z?
they qualified their recommendation by 0.
saying that the period of extension ui
ought to apply only to exceptional cases,
hut the sare inference is that if the Dish- ar
ope, who are so conservative, are willing jx
io concLHiu nun Biucu, me Vionierence litself
will not hesitate to go a little in
further. ii. t. si
Till* Time It U MUnlonnry Wthop Taylor's
Cane?Lively Time* Ahead. n
New York, May II.?The attendance *
at the Methodist General Conference in ^
the Metropolitan Opera House this w
morning was small, not moro than one ri
tenth 01 the members being present at (]
the opening. The Kev. Dr. Klbert Delta, ?
of California, criticised the members w
who rend the newspapers during prayer ^
ami Bishop Bowman, who presided, did 0
tlje same. After the reading of the 3
minutes most of the members were in
their seats. It is reported that there will K
be music when the discussion of the u
standing of Bishop Taylor comes up. n
1 Mis. Asbury Lowry has demanded that a
the African Missionary Bishop shall be
accorded the same rights as other Bisti- j,
' ops. It was thought that Bishop Taylor p
; would make a demand to bo allowed to t,
preside, but he did not, and Bishop c
I Bowman took the chair. There is to be jj
? a sensation when Bishop Taylor's report
1 of his work in Africa is made. He says j
> his lalxus bad been successful, while c
1 his oppmenta claim ho has been a fail;
are. v f J
M.n.orUl Day In BouU Carolinn. ^
1 CiiAV.BTON,tj. C., May U.?Memorial
r day, wtrieb was pmtponed from yeaU'r1
day on icconnt of the weather, waa gen- 1
- erally alxcrved here thla afternoon. j
r Hpeecl m were delivered, and the graves
; of the Jonicderato and Union dead were
J decowW,
Perpetrated on Wheeling's Ba
Team at Sandusky
\ Dizzy Star}' to tho Effect that tli
Pollco had to bo Called In to Protect
Him?Other Trl-State
Gaiiwn?General Ball No\vi?.
The Wheeling base ball team piaye
t Sandusky yesterday, and sustains
ts third defeat since the opening of th
hampionship season. From the re]>ort
hat have been received it does not ap
ear to have been a case of square defeat
ut rather one of deliberate robbery
lanager Buckenberger has very prop
rly protested the game, and will contest
)r a /air deal to the bitter end.
The first rei>ort received from the
ame was in the shape of a private disatcli
to President Seeley from Mr. Bucknberger.
It read, "Sandusky 3, Wheelig
2. Game given to Sandusky by
joro of 1) to 0, when Wheeling had two
len on bases and no men out." This
as startling but very unsatisfactory', for
le reason that it gave no particulars,
his meagre news spread radidlv, howrer.
and tho large army of base ball enmsiasts
that abide here were more
lan eager for additional news. The
?xt installment received was the full
ore which will be found below.
Then came the following dispatch:
The game between Wheeling and the
>me team to-day abounded in brilliant
ays and took ten innings to decide,
uring the last half of the tenth inning
o Wheeling players made a menacing
ttault upon the umpire and the
lice had to be called in to
otect him; whereupon he called the
me and gave it to .Sandusky. 0 toO."
This increased the mystery oftneallair,
id it was not until tlie following from
anager Buckenberger. in reply to a relest
for his version of the game, Mas
wivml *l?ntthpmvntorv waseleared ud:
the ErtUiir qf the InUUlgtneer:
Young, tlio regular umpire, bad been
yen leave of absence until Monday,
e wanted a Sandusky player to umre
the game, but the Sandusky refused
agree to that. We notified the urnre
before the game that we would play
ily under protest They put in a man
lined Kuetter, a substitute umpire,
o had the game won in the eighth inng
when he called Otterson out on
irae plate. He roasted us all the way
rough, but we did not kick until in
e tenth inning, when Van Zant led olT
d got to second on a hit, Yaik made a
urifice to first and beat the ball, Van
int going to third as Strothcrs fumbled
e ball. Tlio umpire called Yaik out.
liming that lie had bunted the ball
d insisted upon sending Van Zaut
ck to second. Page 84, section 8, rule
, explains where the umpire was
rong. While Van Zant was on third
d Knauss in the batter's position and
>ne of Sandusky's players in position
e umpire uave the game to Sandusky,
heeling did not refuse to play the
me out; it was n clear case of steal.
io game has been protested and everydy
in town is convinced that the urarc
was wrong. The game will probay
go to Wheeling.
Section 8 of rule 47 provides that a
iter is out if after two strikes have
en called, the batsman obviously atmpts
to make a foul hit. Yaik has a
te little way of hitting a ball down in
e diamond at critical nointa and then
ating it to first. It is all perfectly
uaro and that is what ho probably
il yesterday. The team has the syinthy
of its many friends here, though
ey are surprised at the nuiul>er of errs,
especially those made by Delahanty,
d wonder what has become of tile
y's batting ability.
The full score is as follows:
IKKUNU. K. b. r. A K. HANMJHKY. K. B. P. A K.
teuton s. 0 0 1 0 1 Houtcliir.l.. 1 0 0 0 0
chol, m. 0 1 0 0 o Uhue. m..... o 3 2 1 0
Uh'ljr, 2. l i 7 c 3Htrotlicre, 1 o o 10 o 2
iplctou.l o 1 ? o o Kvn, r~ 1 l 1 o u
ixlle, I.... 0 0 'J 0 0 cfirlsinun.'J 0 0 2 2 1
pliuuk.r. o o 0 l o Dillon, c.... o oil 4 2
kitZaut:i. ooii l Hewer.*.... 1 l o l 1
Ik, o o oil a o WiwtUkc,:: 0 2 12 2
lauu.p.. 1 0 oio 2O'lirlcn. p. o o u lo o
fatal 2 3|.Tol'Jl 7 Total...... 3 7 27 JO S
mlUhkjr 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-3
Reeling ouoO0OOli?-2
jimiM!,Sun<lui?ky 1. Two base hit*, Khue,2.
m> on ImiIIn, oif O'ltrien, 3. lia?c on error*,
miuftky, 2: Wheeling, fi. Strurk out, by
llrk'ti, 10; KmuiK?, 7. Wild iiltclu-n, byO'Hrien,
l*tuu>e<l bnllM, Yulk, 2. Time of khiiic, J:lf>.
nplre, Knetter.
Note* from tlm Dlmiuuiil.
The Wheeling team when traveling
rap their manly forms in uniform
liminouH linen austere.
Stapletnn, Wheeling's first luiseman,
is made a full-Hedged Elk by the lodge
re Wednesday evening before he
irted on his trip.
At Kalamazoo yesterday afternoon
iring tho game Sharp, Fitzsiminons,
laney and Pechincy, of the Canton
am, had their clothes stolen from their
ouis at tho hotel where they are stopng.
,!irr Trl.Stnt?i <luiiir? riuycd Yrntmrriny.
At Lima?The Tri-State base ball sean
was opened here by the Zuiesville
td Lima clubs. The features of the
line were a long running fly catch by
iller in the third inning and a double
ay by McSliannic, Swift and Myers,
lie score:
t. tun. E.
1 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 *?12 20
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0- a 4 1U
Kuriii-il, Lima 7: Zanm-illo 1. Ha lterlf?,
Brlen aiul Summer*; (iumbcrt and l^tucr.
mplru, Sullivan.
At Toledo?Mansfield opened here
id outplayed the home team at every
iint, hitting Barney at will and scoring
I hit* with a total of 20 bases. Souiiers
pitched a good game and was well
lpported. The score:
T. n.ir. i
oledo 1 0020021 o? o c f
ankfleld.... o o 7 :i o :i l o o-u it ;
Three banc hlu, Toledo 1; ManifleM 1. Home
in, Overlander. JUtterle*, llarncv ami liunn;
immtT* and Overlander. Umpire MeDermott
At Kalamazoo?The home team won
om Canton by terrific batting in the
jcond inning; seven hits with one er
ir netted the Kalainazoos six runs
anton found Monroe for but two hits
Excepting Pechiney's weakness in the
fcond inning both lotteries did goot
rork. The game was called at the ent
f the fifth inning on account of rain
he score:
T. B.II. K
alamaxoo o 6 0 0 0- 0 7
anton ii ? n u a? ? a
Earned?kalamaxooc, 4. Homo run?Heene
>?n. Hatteric*?Monroe and Whalen; Pecblncj
ad Fluslmmona. Umplrc-Hato*.
At Jackson?Columbus won the open
Qg Tri-State game with Jackson on er
ore by Eagin at second, two bases ot
alls and a three-base hit. It was a fim
xhibition, full of sharp work in thi
eld. The score:
T. R.H. I
icknon 301000000? 4 'J
olumhui... 10030400 ? S 10 1
Earned. Jackson 3, Columbus 3. Thrcc-ba*
It. Munjan. Batterlea-PlUiimmons, Firm
u<i MorrlMjn;liandiboeaud^mith.
' terda jr'a League and Association (lamei
At Cincinnati?Cincinnati,'J; Ht. Loula, 0.
At Indianapolis?IndlanapolU 5; Washlnj
on. 6.
At Chicago?Cblca#o*New York game i?c<
toned; rain.
At Detroit-Detroit fi; 1'hlladelnhla, 4.
At I-oulirl Ho-Louisville; 11; RaitMU City, 1
At Cleveland?Cleveland. 1; Baltimore, 2.
At Pittsburgh?fitubuign, 0; lKwlon, 2.
"Zoxo, Uie Magic Queen/' at the Opei
Home Last Night.
.. The famous spectacular productioi
II "Zoto, the Magic Queen," was given i
the Opera House last nigbt for the fin
time in Wheeling. Notwithstandin
the unprecedentedly warm weatliei
1. there was a good audience, and nobod;
regretted having undergone the discom
lC fort The piece is good. The scenery
especially the "bower of roses" and "thi
white palace," and the brilliant transfor
ination scene which concludes the si>ec
tacle, was in itself sufficient couipensa
tion for the unpleasant temperature o
the house. The superior of these stag(
j pictures was never made. Theplmnton
. hMd also deserved the anolause whicll
greeted its sudden appearance. In adL>
dition to these, there ih enough beauty
s of scenery and wealth of mechanical ingenuity
to stock an ordinary spectacular
' Tho role of Waihington Knowall, taken
by George H. Adams, is new to the
stage and to Mr. Adams, who surpassed
I all his former triumphs here. Miss
Thoma Hanlon as Wiododeiulron and
Miss Pauline MontegritTo as Zoxo deservo
s|>ecial mention among a east
which is as a whole far superior to the
best heretofore seen here. The music is
pleasing, the chorus capable and welltrained,
the drill bv the queen's guards
novel and beautiful, the school girl scene
i entertaining, and the whole performance
a succession of delight and surprise.
It will be repeated at tho matinee at 2
p. m. to-day and again this evening.
> "tiie would" at popular prices.
It is not often oue can get all "The
World" for 10,15, 25 and 35 cents, butso
will it bo at the Grand at this afternoon's
matinee. Another audience was
delighted last night by the presentation.
The company is strong and the scenic
and mechanical effects marvelous.
Miss Prescott's I'arthenia is truly a
charming impersonation. Iler queenly
carriage, her sweet voice, always thrilling
with the full effect of the motive of
every situation, her many graces of accent
and self-poise established her a
welcome appearance from the moment
tho stage was honored with Iter presence.
She seemed lit in person and feature to
interpret every noble expression of a
play, full of line sentiment and romantic
Mr. McLean is an actor among tho
youngest on the stage ; he is possessed
of unmistakable talents, has notably
superior physique, and goes at his work
in a way that denotes a rare degree of
intelligent perception of what is required
of him.?Jhnninyhiim lAla.) Age Nov. 1,
"Ingomar," with Marie Prescott as
II.._?i .....i t> n if. i i
i uruiumu, aim iv. u. juci^uu jih jngumar,
will be presented at the Opera
House next Wednesday evening. On
Thursday evening, "As you Like it."
Teacher*' Meeting Yentarilny.
The last meeting of tho C and I)
teachers for the present school year was
held at Ritchie school yesterday afternoon.
There was a full attendance of the
teachers of these divisions.
Supt. W. H. Anderson talked to the
teachers on the subject of language and
correct speaking, illustrating his remarks
with sentences written on the
black-board. Tho commou errors in
spccch were classified and specified directions
given in deciding the right
form in some cases where so many are
At tho close the Superintendent
thanked the touchers for their promptness
at these meetings and for the great interest
which they have uniformly manifested.
It is tho unanimous verdict of the
teachers that tho grade meetings during
the year have been very pleasant and
Crop nnd Industrial IteporU not Encouraging?Hosiery
EitablUhmenU .Shut Down.
New York, May 11.?R. G. Dun & Co.,
in their weekly review say: At present
the money markets in all directions are
fairlyj or fully supplied. Crop and industrial
re|?orts are not entirely encouraging.
The condition of wheat May 1,
omciully estimated at 73c indicates a
loss of about 80,000,000 bushels of winter
wheat and with significant anticipation
of the news, the market rose cents
in a day to 97e on Wednesday with great
excitement. When the report came on
Thursday, realizing on protits, it broke
down the prices one cent, but the struggle
between Chicago bulls and New
York bears is likely to make the market
active for some time. There was an advance
of 1J cents for the week. Corn
and oats rose but slightly and i>ork products
show no important change. Cotton
manufacturers are more hopeful;
<i t ? <ui
wiu jiriuu ui jjiiuw cioum i invn w
and the demand for staple goods is
Notwithstanding the higher prices of |
breadstuff* and meats, the averse of all I
prices eontinuesto decline, having fallen
about a ouarter of one pur cent for the
past week.
Coffee is stronger, ami cotton is steady.
Hut the cloning of hosiery establish*
ments employing, it is stated, 6,000 persons
in Pennsylvania alone, in consequence
of large imports and sales of
German goods at unprecedented)}' low
prices, attracts attention. The woolen
manufacturer declines to purchase material
except for immediate necessities
and the average prices for all classes of
American wools is three cents lower
than a month ago.
The business failures during the last
seven days number for the United States
ID'-'; for Canada 17; total 201), compared
i with 234 last week, and 1(17 for the corresponding
week of last year.
Llvn Stork vii. I)r?n*?il llerf.
Nkw York, May 11.?The Eastern
; Trunk Line railroads are cutting freight
They started in yesterday by reducing
live stock rates from Chicago to New
i York from 35 to 25 cents per 100 pounds.
' The meeting that ended in the adop
tion of this cut-rate policy was the live;
liest that Pool Commissioner Fink's
' office has known in many months. All
[ the railroads in the Trunk Line pool
were represented except the Grand
Trunk. The absenco of the Grand
' Trunk was because that road is guilty of
\ tho particular offenses that have prccip,
itated this new war.
Managers of the Pennsylvania, tho
New York Central, the Lake Shore, the
' Canada Southern, the Michigan Central,
the Erie, the Lackmwanna, the Went
ii Shore?all but the Grand Trunk?weru
' on hand, and everyone was full of tight.
f Plgeona aa Now* Currier*.
Key West, Fla., May 11.?The establishment
of a pigeon message service in
* connection with the signal office at Key
J West is assured. An order hasjust been
promulgated by General Greely, who has
" tlie matter in charge, for the necessary
loft, fixture and training basket, to be
I filled at onco.
o The first purpose of this service is to
e bring the adjacent Islands, especially tho
Q Bahamas, into communication with Key
West and thence by cable with the mainu
land. Those familiar with tho use of
pigeons as message bearers in Eurone,
[ and who know the conditions under
. which the birds of this Key West flight
aro to be used, believe the experiment
will be a success. The only drawback
' they see is the loss of birds in the sudden
The Sick Emperor of Germany
it Takes a Short Walk. #
, EnglamlV Alleged Defenseless ConL'
ilitiou Aired in tlic Houxc* ol*
IiordN?The Government'* lie*
licence Mistaken for A pal hy.
i Bkiilix, May 11.?The Kmi>eror con1
tinues to improve. He remained in the
' Htudy until 8:IJ0 p. m., when he again
, tried to walk about the room and with
better success. The periods of depression,
due to weakness, have l?een fewer
in the lost two days. It is not probable
that an attempt will he made to move
i.:.- i- -
uiu* ?? i uusuaiu ociore me t'UU 01 tlie
A deaf mute living in Silesia lias written
Dr. Mackenzie offering to sacriflco
his larynx, if it be possible to transfer it
to the Emperor's throat. Dr. Mackenzie
replies that the loss of his life would
neither help the Emperor nor benefit
CluirccK of Weaknt*** in Chun ami Ship*?
Wont <Jlvo It Atrny.
London, May 11.?in the IIouso of
Lords to-day Viscount Hartington asked
what truth there was in the reports that
| England was in a defenseless condition,
that she had the worst guns in the
world and that her ports and ships were
The Duke of Cambridge, commander
of the forces, denied that the country
was in imminent danger, lie said that
the sensational articles in the newspapers
emanating from the "highest military
authority" did not proceed from him.
The government were fully alive to the
importance of reforming and strengtheniiiL'the
defensive forces.and wenw-nnsiil.
enng tlie means by which tliiH h]ioii1?1 1m?
done. Ho did not not doubt that tho
result would satisfy the country.
Lord Salisbury "protested against tho
prevailing impression that because the
Government did not make showy
speeches their vigilance slept. The
Government must practice the utmost
reticence in such matters. Nothing
would be more insane than to explain t<>
all the world what was Midland's
strength and the nature of the precautions
she is taking. It would l>e treachery
to give such matters publicitv.
The r<ipal ItcM'ript.
Dublin, May 11.?Archbishop Walsh,
in a letter to tho Freeman'* Journal, in
reference to the Papal rescript condomuing
the plan of campaign and boycotting,
says: "The rescript decides a question
of morals not of politics. If doubts
and controversies arise concerning its
meaning the Irish bishops or the Vatican
will explain it. Tho Irish people
may be assurred that neither the national
movement nor the National League
shall be iu the least injuriously affected."
The Archbishop strongly denies
the truth of the statements about his
own action iu respect to the rescript.
He says the reports of his conferences at
Rome with the I'ojhj were all invention.
The Catholic Werl-hj Jlrraltl says the Government
will found and endow an Irish
Catholic university.
llouluiigvr ThroatiMiK.
Pains, May 11.?General lk) til anger
repudiates tho electoral placard circulated
in his behalf in the Department of
Isere, asking the suffrages of the people.
He says he is nota candidate and threatens
to prosecute the person using his
name as such.
Eighty canvassers are scouring the environs
of Grenoble in behalf of General
JJoulangcr's candidacy, and thousands
of placards and voting tickets are being
scattered broadcast.
Dillon Srnt Up for Six Montli*.
Dunus, May II.?The trial of Mr.
John Dillon, charged under the Crimes
Act with inciting tenants not to pay
rent, which was begun on Wednesday at
Tullyvallin, was concluded to-day. Mr.
Dillon was con vie te<l ami sentenced to
six montliH' imprisonment, without hard
Kmprror of llrn/ll W'orxr.
Milan, May 11,?The Jimperor of
Brazil lina had ft relapse, lfo shows
symptoms of neuralgic cerebral congestion.
Doctors Chariot, of i'aris, ainl
I Giovanni, of I'adua, have been summoned
to attend His Majesty.
Minister Mrljiim Coming JIoiih'.
Paris, May 11.?Mr. McLanc, United
.States Minister, will leave Havre tomorrow
on the steamer Li Brctagno for
New York. He will make a shoitstay
in America.
Ity the Mrxlntu In tli?* World'* c'lmiiipionHliip
Uulkli.u Mntcli.
Nkw York, May 12.?At midnight last
night the score in the world's championship
walking match stood as follows:
Littlowood, 522; Guerrero, 524; llertv,
504: Golden, 471;Xoreinae,477; Hughes,
445; Canipaua, .'Ml. Little wood is limping
and Guerrero is gaining on him.
The ^betting men are putting their
money on the Mexican. Champion Albert
says be will challenge the winner if
lie breaks the record, and it is understood
that Jtowcll wants to get into such
a race.
Guerrero has apparently gone wrong.
At 12:05 he came staggering around the
track, and fell at the Madison Souaro
entrance. It is believed tJiat he luislieeii
drugged. His trainers denv anything of
the kind, however. He walks along in a
vague, wandering way, and continual! v
rubs his head as if he wanted to brush
Home cloud that was gathering about
him. He left the track at 12:12. His
trainers say that lie was simply tired,
and consequently lightheaded.
At 2 a. in. Littlewood h:id covered 5157
miles, and was 11 miles ahead of the
Mexican. _
. .1.......
At NfoiiT always nave acmtbiwu;
soother lit hand." It in the only wife
medicine vet that will remove nil
infantile diwmlere. It contains no opium
or morphine, hut given the child
natural ease from |>ain. Price -"?cent*.
Sold by bwm & Co., C. II. lioctzc, C.
Menkemillcr, J{. 11. Jiurt and lU>wie
llros. ' ?
"Securus juwcat
The filling at the AfoHmarit Spring
during the vear 1887 amounted to
11,894,000 Miles.
Of all Groeert, Dru?giiti, .?*/ Mineral ti'a/er

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