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I The Hatfield-McCoy Case DeI
ciclec! in Favor of That State.
I In ilie (W1?.In I.'la borate JtcvJeu
I |?f til'' CoiWflllUloiinl I'liUHCH of
tin' (^imvsiIoii-TIio La*v in (Ik;
Matter *Oilier Xcwh.
Spttid DUpntth In the Intfllhjrnctr.
I Wauui.wto.v, 1). C., May 14.?The
I Sopri'Uif Court of the United States toI
dijrdeciiM I'.v ? divided court not tc
I jfnitit the writ of habeas in the me ol
I pfillcnt .Mahon and a number of othei
I citizens of West Virginia, who was nrI
p-trl in that State by Kentucky off]*
^"'inations in the murder*
I growing out <>( tl?? Hatfleld-McCoy
I frail*, aud con lined in a Kentucky jail'.
I Goremor Wilson, of West Virginia,
I nui.- application to the United States
P Circuit Court of Kentucky for a writ ol
I habeas corpus on the grounds of unlaw
/ul seizure of Maiion and his compan*
I jon*. Tin* writ was issued, but when
I Tirt^ented the Kentucky District Court
I refused to honor it.
I Justice Fit;l<i in his decision said: It
vis tin* duty to secure the territory of
the Slate from lawless invasion from
other States, and to allbrd the means of
compellingthem to return. The abduetionnf
Maiion by Phillips and his aids
va made, as appears, from the return of
the nsHjvoiidi'iit to the suit and from the
findings of the court below, without any
warrant or authority from the Governor
,,/lVwt Virginia. It is true, Phillips
w.u appointed by the Governor of Kentacky
as agent of the State to receive
Maiion up<?n his surrender on the requisition,
but no surrender having been
made, tin- arrest of Mahon and his nb
duetion from me ouiio wwu mnivaa um.
indefensible acts, for which Phillips and
his aids niav justly be punished under
the laws of West Virginia. The authority
from the Governor of Kentucky
furnished no ground for charging uny
complicity on the part of that State in
the wrong done to the State of West
Virginia. The accused had the right of
insisting ho should not be surrendered
to the Governor of Kentucky by the
Governor of West Virginia, except by
net of Congress, and was entitled to release
from any arrest in that State, but
having l?een'subsequently arrested in
I Kentucky the question is not as to'the
I validity of the proceeding in West Vir[
ginia, hut as to the legality of the detenI
tion in Kentucky.
There is no comity between the States
by which a person accused of a criminal
oUemjo in one can be turned over to the
authorities of the other in the absence of
positive law on the subject. If there
were any such comity the enforcing of it
would be purely that of courtesy. The
question presented is, whether one indicted
for a felony in one State, forcibly
abducted from another State unci brough t
to the State where he was indicted without
authority is entitled, under the Constitution,
to release from detention
under tin* indictment, by rwwon 01 mien
forcible and unlawful abduction. The
detention of the appellant is in violutiou
of the provisions of the Fourteenth
Amendment of the Constitution, that no
Suite shall make or enforce any law
which shall abridge the privileges or
immunities of citizens of the United
State, nor shall any State deprive any
person <>f life, liberty or property,
without due process of law."
The decision upon the last noint is
applicable to the case at bar, and is conclusive
in this, that whatever effect may
be given by the trial court to the illegal
mode in which the defendant is brought
before it from another State, no right is
violated by disregarding it secured under
the Constitution or laws of the United
States. It follows, therefore, that the
judgment of the court below must be
Por Privllegf*ftt (ho Capital She Iiuh Long
Itci-ii Striving For.
Pptrinl Dirpateh fa the Intelligencer.
Washington. L>. C., .May 14.?Senator
Faulkner reported to the Senate from
the Committee on the District of Columbia,'.to-day,
an extremely important bill
affecting the future of the lJnltimore &
Ohio railroad. It gives that road the right
to tunnel under Capitol hill and come
around through the southern portion of
the city to the public reservation, on the
opposite side of the street, in which the
Pennsylvania depot is now located, with
the right to extend its tracks to the Long
JJridge, so as to connect with the Southern
system of railroads.
If this hill pusses Congress it will place
the two roads on an equality ns to location,
and make them competing roads
for Southern trallic. It is what the
Baltimore <k Ohio has been striving for
for years, but always has heretofore been
defeated in the committee.
)VAl Virginia .Mnttnrn.
IH*patch to the Intrlllyenccr.
Washington, I). C., May 14.?Senator
Kenna, Congressmen Hogg, Wilson and
Snyder returned from West', Virginia
Judge Snyder, of Lewisburg, is at the
There is much indignation expresses
because West Virginia gota double shun
of the River hnd Harbor bill appropriation.
Tliev go so far as to say tliat it ex
eeeded their proportion, but those whe
liv ein that region differ on that point.
Tlic (jneotlon of n Stnte'n Right t'onfiinln|
the Committee.
nasiiixotox, .>iay h.?.>1 r. uacon, o
Now York, chairman of the House Com
mittee on Manufactures, at present en
gaged in the investigation of trusts, ii
speaking of the results likely to follov
the work of hit* committee, said to a cor
"1 think the good that will result fron
these investigations is very general};
underestimated. I 'know it is easy. ii
looking back over the inquiries held a
Albany ami in New York City, and evei
in reviving what we have (lone in ou
committee, to come to the conclusioi
that after all but little has been occom
plUhed in the way of reform. I don'
believe this is so. ' The mere agitation c
the subject of those giant monopolies ii
the press of the country has had
healthy effect, ami the examination int
their methods, even should no legislatio
follow immediately, will point to th
remedies which can hereafter be appliec
besides lending the full forco of a
official finding of facts to the attemi
which is l>eing mado to stamp thei
"Will your committee report a bill t
reform thew evils?"
"Yes; though we havo not as vet di
termioed upon the lines upon which
will he drawn. We find ourselves eoi
stoutly stumbling over the restrictioi
placed upon Congress by the constiti
?on in the management of the affairs i
the people. The rights of States mi
not bo encroached upou. The remetj
which we expect to be able to apply wi
doubtless be found in the power allots
Congress to regulate the Inter-State commerce.
I am coniidcnt that we may
thus control in a huge measure the operatioiiH
of these great combinations, or at
least, confine them to the States from
' which they take their charters. Here,
however, is where the true remedy is to
be found. I do not think I have ever
heard the question aigued, but I am conr
vinced that in the right which every
1 State assumes to regulate the limit of the
capitalization of tho corporations to
which it grants charters may be found
the power to strike these trusts. The
problem is a knotty one, but I believe
the experiment is worth making."
IJotli Slili'M of the QuhkIIoii Heard In the
IIuuhu of ltt*i>r?m?HitjitlvcN, Yenterdny.
! Washington, D. C., May 14.?The
Tin..an t/wlniT tt-nnt Intn fViinmitteo of
' the Whole on the Tariff bill, and was
1 addressed by Mr. Hatch, of Missouri.
" He said that he would be derelict in his
duty to the.people, faithless to his con
stituents and disloyal to the agricultural
i interests of the country if he neglected
to speak earnestly and plainly on what
he considered a legislative crisis in the
history of the country. He extolled the
industry of agriculture as the most honorable
occupation of men, and he contended
that that industry had borne
more than its just share of the burdens
of the government. No system
of taxation could he devised to benelit
one class of people and not bear
with harshness on some other class.
The protective tariff had inured to the
benefit of the manufacturer alone, and
the farmers and the consuming masses
had no share in these benefits. A tax
that enriched the manufacturer impoverished
the farmers, and the claim made
by the protectionists that the tariff duty
<lwl *>r\t inorciton f lu. of Ml article I
hero wna regarded as too ridiculous
to discuss. He was opposed to
the present system of protection,
and he regretted that the pending
bill preserved every single feature of
that system. The measure was simply a
proposition of a moditication and reduction.
It did not touch the principle involved
in the Morrill tariff act. He
wished that there was a hill before the
House on a principle of equality and
fairness, broader and deeper than was
involved in the pending proposition.
If the .Mills bill was not passed by this
committee the voice of the people sweeping
throughout tho length and breadth
of the land would place a membership
in the Fifty-first Congress thut would
take up the protective system and instead
of reducing it, jus was now pro- 1
posed, would bring it down to a point
when it would do equal and exact justice
to all the interests of the country.
Mr. Symes, of Colorado, said the President
had shown an entire want of comprehension
on the whole tariff system
when he told the farmer in one paragraph
that a protective tariff was wrong,
and in the next attempted to show the
manufacturer that he would be benefitted
by the placing of raw materials on
the free list. The President had forgotten
or ignored the fact the placing of
raw material 011 the free list would ruin
the agricultural, mining and other industries
of the country.
Mr. O'Neill, of Indiana, argued in favor
of putting lumber, coal and iron on the
free list, because lie believed that in those
products the United States could compete
with the world without there being
any tariff upon them.
Mr. Thompson, of Ohio, said that the
difference between the Republican party
<m<l (lii. Ih>tn<w*riitii' nurfv 11 noil the
tariff question was radical. It was not
a difference as to the adjustment
of the system of tariff taxation,
it was a difference as to the system
itself. It was the avowed policy of the
Democratic party to reduce tar iff duties
to a revenue basis, and not only to
American industry and American labor,
the Democratic party was absolutely
hostile to protection. A tariff for revenue
only would result in a lowering of
the wages of labor to the level of those
paid in the old world, and would mean
danger to the peace of the Republic.
WAK OX lumvl^KX.
Another Proclamation from tlui I'rciiidcilt'H
WuMliliiRtoii Organ.
Washington, May 14.?The President's
Washington organ, the Post continues
its warfare upon the Hand all
Democrats. "The issue of revenue reform
n? n resented bv President Cleveland 011
one side," it says, "and by Mr. Blaine's
Paris interview on the othe other, is the
only line of separation between the two
Owrtics. The man who is not with
and is with Blaine, and President
Cleveland owe* it to hi* party not to let the
federal patronage be doled out to men on the
Blaine side of the fence."
There's civil service reform in chunks
as big as meeting-houses. Last fall, befor
the election in New York, u man visited
a number of clerks in the Customhouse
with a paper on which were two
list* of names. "This list," lie said,
pointing to one of them as he showed
the paper to a clerk, "is of those who
have contributed $20 for the election;
, the other one contains the names of
those who have refused. Which list
shall we put yours on? I'm going to
send the paper in to the old man (Surveyor
Beatty) when I get it full."
Perhaps that was not a violation of
, the law forbidding political assessments,
but it runs dangerously near the line.
1 If the Administration makes us much
; progress between now and the fall as it
has already made from its former pro}
fessions to its present attitude in relation
to Congressmen's patronage, the
[ political assessment machine will be
> running full blast by the time the cam-1
. paign is well under way. There will
. not bo much risk in it. The prosecuting
, officers will then be Democratic, and if
the Republicans win they will take the
risk of punishment. Nobody talks in
Washington any more about "Cleveland's
luck," but Cleveland's i>olitjenl
i sharpness is now on everyone's lips.
Not only has the President got absolute
f control of tho machine, but he per.
sonally looks after all its minor parts.
Fuller'* Nomination flung Up,
1 Washington, May 14.?The flenato
[ Committee on tho Judiciary did nothing
to-day upon the nomination of Meli
ville W. Fuller except to postpone ac7
tion upon it till next Monday.
J In fact, it has not yet done anything
I at all with it, tho report that it was last
i w#w?k referred to a sub-committee being
r premature. A motion to refer it was
11 inado last Monday, by Senator Ingalls,
but a desultory discussion followed dur{
ing which the hour for the assembling
'f of the Senate arrived and the committee
11 adjourned without action, some mem&
Iwre of (ho committee bringing away
o the impression that it had been referred
11 to a sub-committee.
e >
l# Turpi?'* Nont S?cure.
" Wasihnpton, I). 0., May 14. ?Mr.
^ Hoar, from the Committee on Privileges
and Elections, to which had been refero
red certain resolutions of a joint convention
of the two houses of the Indiana
5- legislature, concerning the election of
it Mr. Turple as United States Senator,
i- made a report and asked to be discharged
is from the further consideration of the
i- resolution and memorials. "Thereby
Df continuing the title of Mr. Turpie to hit
iy eeat." He asked that the report (which
iy lie said was unanimous) be printed it:
ill the Hrcortl, and gavo notice that he woultl
?d call it up to-morrow.
The Composition of the Deleg:
tion of the Empire State.
If Hluinc In Kutircly Out of tl
Knee, Itut They Will How to Any
Good Ucpubllcnu?(Ircuhuiu'h
Hoom ill lllllioifl.
Albany, N. Y., May 14.?The Repu
liean politicians here think that the R
publican State Convention, when
meets on Wednesday at Buffalo, will s
lectas the delcgates-at-lorge of thisSta
l to thft National Rnmiblican Conventic
four men of national reputation, nam
ly: Cliauncey M. Dojkjw, Senator Fran
Iliscoek, Ex-Senator Warner Miller an
Ex-Senator Thomas C. Piatt. Thei
may bo changes such as the substitutio
of Senator Evarta for one of the abo\
named, but apparently this is tli
"slate." It represents very well the tw
wings into which the Republican part
in .this State has been divided by tli
approach of the Presidential election
wings which will enter into a friendl
rivalry if Mr. Blaine should sho<
that " under no circumstances wi
lie be a candidate. It is clear tlu
New York State has elected a Blain
delegation, but in case Mr. Blaine is no
made a candidate and other candidate
are named the New York delegate
would divide between Mr. Depew an
Mr. liiscock, with Mr. Miller backin
Mr. Depew and Mr. Piatt perhaps back
tag Mr. I liseock. Of the two candidate
of New York under these circumstance1
Mr. Depew would have the inos
strength; it looks iw if three-fourths o
the New York delegation would suppor
him. The expression "perhaps Mr. Plat
backing Mr. liiscock" is used because si
many of tho Piatt delegates to the Nn
tional Convention say that Mr. Depev
is their second choice. But in view o
Mr. Depew's rivalry with .Mr. Piatt ii
1881, people here are disinclined to tliinl
that Mr. Piatt will jjersonally ever sup
port Mr. Depew for the Presidency. Be
sides, tlyy have had recent collision
respecting the Speakership of the As
sembly, which would render it rathe
diflieult for them to make an allianci
respecting the Presidency.
On the other hand, Mr. liiscock an<
Mr. Piatt have acted together in Stat*
politics ever since Mr. Hiscock'selectioi
us Senator in 1887. It was their join
influence which governed the selectioi
of officers for the Kepublican Legislator,
which has just adjourned. It should hi
stated that Mr. Piatt earnestly favors tin
nomination of Mr. Blaine; that is thi
testimony of all his friends. Men win
have seen him tin? past two days say In
has no other candidate in his mind. Hi
influence will be great in the New Yorl
? t t i tn !?
Ut'U'gUUOIl, lOI uuui nimi: iJiiu iv
Hudson Uiver, along the Southern tie
of counties, every delegate, with onl;
one or two exceptions, will be under hi
control. In many districts outside of th
"Southern tier"* Mr. Piatt also has per
sonal adherents who have been electei
as delegates and who will follow his leai
in a "red-hot" support of Mr. Blaine
Mr. Depew's chief political adviser, Sen
ator William II. Robertson, who is om
of the national delegates, said yester
Mr. Depew's first choice for presiden
is James G. Blaine, and the tirst choic
of Mr. Depew's friends for president i
Mr. Blaine. It should be plainly un
derstood that although many I)epe\
delegates have been elected in this state
that Mr. Denew will not stand in th
way of Mr. Blaine for the presidency.
Mr. Depew's friends, nevertheless, de
sire him to be in Chicago during th
Convention to be ready for emergeneiet
and this week decided that it would b
best for him to go as a delegate, think
ing that he would have 110 excuse to b
in Chicago unless there as a delegate
They, therefore, decided to press hii
for Ilelegate-at-large. Senator Hiscocl
it is presumed, desires to go as a del(
gate for the same reason; and. if electei
he will be accompanied by his politic!
adviser, Senator Francis Hendricks, wh
was yesterday elected a delegate froi
Hiscock's old congressional district.
Mr. Depew's delegates coino froi
along the line of the New York Centri
Hail road from Buffalo to New YorkCit;
and also from the Northern part of th
State and upon either side of the Hut
son river. Brooklyn sends a determine
Blaine delegation. The New York Cit
delegation, largely composed of Blain
men, but 1 wis some delegates?the "boys
of New York City politics?who, heae'le
by jonn ). u imt-u, wjuil 10 iw wu
ciigo "and look around a little" befoi
making their ehoico.
The Republicans of thisCongressioni
district (the Albany district), who electe
ex-Congressman John W. Bailey an
ex-Senator Waters W. Braman as the
National Convention delegates, passe
the following resolutions by a unanimoi
lie?ohed% That we pledge the unite
and hearty support of the Repnblicar
of Albany county to the candidates t
I be nameu at the Chicago Conventioi
We believe that business principle
should be applied to the conduct of tli
afl'airs of tno nation, and wo favor tl
nomination for President that staunc
Republican, that able defender of tli
American principle of Protection, tin
man of superb executive powers, of ui
questioned integrity, capacity and 11
ncss. the lion. Chnuncoy M. Depew.
The delegates, therefore, may be coi
sidered [as instructed to vote for >1
Depew. Charles P. St. John, ono of tl
delegates of the Fifteenth Congression
District, said a few days ago: *'I am fi
Mr. Blaine if his name comes byauthoi
ty before the National Convention as
candidate, but I am inclined to acce;
his Florence letter of declination
final, and, such being the case, as a Ne
Yorker I am for Mr. Depew."
II. J. Sarles, the other delegate of tli
district, said: "Mr. Depew is my iir
choice for President. It the Conventic
thinks best to nominate Mr. Blaine, ho^
ever, I will support him with all n
might, as I did before."
A Dumorrat Feel* AnnurcU tlint llo Ci
Curry Inillnnn.
Washington, May 14.?Judge Payso
of Illinois, who has been home at tl
Republican State Convention, says 1
was greatly impressed with tho enth
sinsm for Gresham out that way. "The
Iuih been nothing like it sinco Lineo
was nominated," he says. "The Illin<
delegation will go to Chicago not mere
to vote for Judge Gresham in obedien
to instructions, but to work for him frc
the start till the last roll call. Our co
vention was a very representative o
ami almost every "delegate brought t
word that his people earnestly desir
Gresham'? nomination."
11 "Gresham could carry Indiana," sail
Democratic CongreHsman from that Sta
i who for very good reasons doesn't wi
I to have his name used. "So could B
UurrUou. So could olmoat any Hopul
can candidate, in my judgment If M;
Cleveland is to be elected next fall
think it will have to be without th
electoral vote of Indiana. The noniini
tion of Gov. Gray for second place woul
not help him. "it would antagonize ti
muuy votes as it would secure. I exiHK
to vote for the Mills bill, but I think i
is going to beat us in Indiana."
/ A Democratic Representative froi
*> Connecticut, who was the third man n
the lunch table, said he feared Connecti
Ie cut would go the same way. The cor
vernation was in confidence so far a
names are concerned. The fate of th
Allentown, Pa., public building bill i
plain notice of what Democratic Congres:
man may expect if they speak of the l'resi
dent with their hats on.
.. Judge OweiiM, of Ohio, lU-fiiHeH to Kun n? i
Cnndldnte for K??electlon.
e* Columbus, 0., May 14.?"Who wil
be the candidate on the Democratic Stat
,n ticket for Supremo Court Judgo?"
c" This is the question which is agitatinj
^ the Democratic politicians, now tha
I(1 Judge Owens has refused to accept i
re nomination.
n In the letter received yesterday b)
o Mr. George B. Okey, Supreme Court re
0 porter, from Chief J ustice Owens, of the
Supreme bench, he says, in answei
0 to the query whether he would be s
y candidate for re-election: "I have tc
,0 say that while it is vain to attempt an
. expression of mygratitudo to the Demo1'
crats of the State for the honors the)
y have conferred upon me, it is but fair tc
>v them to say, before the meeting of theii
11 coming State Convention, that my deterit
mination not to be a candidate for reo
election was made in good faith and is
it without condition or qualification. Ah
s I do not desire the position?would cers
tainly resign it if elected?and as I have
d been shaping my affairs with a view to
g eertain retirement from ollicial life, I
> I feel at liberty to announce, even before
s a re-nomiuatiou has been tendered me,
s that I am not and shall not in any cont
tinuency be a candidate."
i This leaves the Democrats in bad
t shape, for it was pretty well understood
t that Judge Owen would again boa can0
didate. lie would certainly be the
strongest man that the partv could name
v for the position, and his withdrawal falls
f like a wet blanket on the Democracy.
1 However, there are other ambitious lawv
yers who will be willing to make the
- struggle, and suffer defeat, for the sake
- of a little notoriety.
WfiHliliiKton County Democrat*.
~ Washington, Pa., May 14.?The Demu
ocratic County Convention met to elect
delegates to the State and Congressional
conventions at 11:30 this morning, in
1 the Court House. John M. Brady was
Q elected chairman, and upon taking the
chair made a short spcecli eulogizing
1 President Cleveland.
t The following were elected delegates
i to the State convention: J. P. Clutter,
13 Morris; J. B. Anderson, Canonsburg;
e John N. Walker, Cross Creek, Kobt. Meu
Kinley, West Brownsville; John W.
13 Berryman, Coal Center; John P. Charl>
ton, "Washington.
e The following were chosen by acclas
mation as delegates to the Congressional
i convention: Win. Workman, South
13 StrabanejW. C. Ramsey, Franklin; R.
r W. Irwin, Washington; H. H. Jtainey,
y Nottingham; Iliirrv McCurdy, Mononh
gahela City; Jonathan McWilliauis,
a Olaysville; Freeman Brady, jr., Wash
ington; Moore Bryant, Peters; Dr. D. M.
1 MeCarrell, Mt. Pleasant; George WatI
kins, East Betlilebem; Dr. J. F. Me*
. Carrell, Jefferson; E. B. Surgeon, Am
L' DefloM Cleveland.
Dallas, Tex., May 14.?At a meeting
t of the Dallas Democratic Club, last night,
e Gen. W. L. Cabell, U. S. Marshal for the
8 Northern district of Texas, created a
* sensation by throwing down the gaunv'
let to President Cleveland and making
!? a clear repudiation of the civil service
0 doctrine.
Speaking to the committee he said:
"I am satislied that we are going to have
e a great ileal of opposition this fall, and
' that it will come from a source we little
0 expect. I have made up my mind that
1 will go into this organization whether
e I violate civil service or not. I am a free
' man, and thank God 1 have not been
II made to 'eat the leak.' The fact of my
holding a position does not deprive me
j* of the right to assist the Democratic
'j party in carrying the banner wherever 1
11 please. To deprive me of such a liberty
0 is not the intention of the civil servici
11 order."
A number of gentlemen here think il
18 UDom umo -nr. uievciuim put mi
u guillotine to work.
' Delicate Smith wuutH to Yoto for Taylor in
tho Wrong I'lacT.
Nahiivili.e, May 14.?'They are tellinj
J, a queer story to-night on Delegate Wil
0 liani Smith, chairman of the Knos
" county delegation to tho Democratic
State Convention.
?J Smith went to church, modestly took
a rear pew, and settled himself for a sea
1 son of religious inspiration. His hard
((i work in the Convention for the past foui
days told on him, and he began to doze
The preacher was telling of the greal
, men of Tennessee, and finally reached
John Knox, once Governor of the State
As lie pronounced the name of "Knox'
I Mr. Smith was aroused and, rising froir
his seat, shouted in stentorian tones
"Thirty-five votes for Kobert Taylor!"
The congregation took in tho situatior
' and an audible titter went through the
* church, during which the delegate es
10 ca'M!<1- ______
h Arrontvtl in Tiiue.
Chicago, May 14.?J. L. Tyler an<
J. Win. McMnhon, two Burlington em
t- nloyes, had a lively time in the town o
Lake yesterday. -At Fifty-first street
n- while Tyler, who was on the front of tin
r. engine, "had his head turned, a bar o
ie iron was thrown at him, but missed it
al mark. Tyler and McMahon gave chaw
or to the assailants, who ran into a llocl
ri- Island yard. Once in there, both par
a ties drew their revolvers, and for a mo
pt ment bloodshed seemed inevitable. 1
as force of I>ake police appeared and arrest
w ed the uurnngton men, uioro ior mei
own protection than anything else,
is As the wagon left the yard a lot o
at missiles of various sorts were hurled n
>n its occupants, but no one was hurt.
Fatal Holler Exi>lo?lon.
Oaro, Mich., May 14.?The boiler ii
the Caro wood works oxploded tlii
morning, killing Henry Howland aw
?n severely injuring four others. The ex
plosion was caused by low water in th
n, boiler, which was old and patched.
u. Joseph Brunswick, of the famous bil
liard table firm, died at Chicago yestei
in da>'*
. The Michigan Wood Pulp Mills, a
Niles, were destroyed by fire yesterdaj
ly Loss, $15,000.
J? J, II. Shelby called off his del
near tilenviue, Alabama, and assaulte
?' by an unknown party.
|1C The case o( the four Balil Knobbcr
LH1 sentenced to hang at4)zark, Mo., on Fr
day, has been taken totheSupreme Con:
]a on'an appeal.
te, The dead body of Robert Scott, <
sli Honoy Grove, Texas, an escaped mu
en dcrer, was found in an unused wel
ili- where he nought to conceal liiinaelf.
a By the Explosion of a CarFille
With Powder.
i* On tlio Santa Po Railroad?1Tlirc
e PcrHoiiH arc; Killed and Many
8 Others Seriously Injured.
IiuildlngM Rnrncd.
Denvbb, Col., May 14.?Train No.
on the Santa Fe Railway, better know
* us the "Thunderbolt," inetwith afrigh
j ful disaster at Fountain this morning.
B The "Thunderbolt" arrived at Foui
tain at 2:41 a. m., and had only bee
standing a few minutes when a cabooe
1 and some cars, the brakes of which ha
* got loose in some way, ran down a sid
track and struck the train with terrifl
One of the freight cars was loadei
with naphtha, which exploded, throw
ing the oil over everything and settin
the train on fire. The trainmen shovei
the uninjured cars back from the wrecl
and were trying to save the depot, whei
it was discovered that two cars wen
standing on the main track that weri
not wrecked. The nearest one wa
burning and was tagged "powder.'
Shortly afterward the car exploded, com
pletely demolishing the depot, severe
dwellings and a number of cars. One
dwelling and the depot was consumed
Three persons, one woman and twe
men, were killed by the explosion ant
fifteen persons were wounded, none verj
There is a hole in the ground, where
the car stood,aboutthirtyfeetindiametei
iuid fifteen feet deep. Two cars were
burned and sixteen, together with the
locomotive, were more or less wrecked
It is supposed that tramps let off the
brakes from the car. The shock of the
t-Ajiiuoiuu uiurc niiiuuno ui> v/uiuiuut
Springs, the town nearest the scene ol
the disaster.
Two of the three people killed
were citizens of Fountain. None
of the passengers or trainmen
were ' killed. Tho number ol
injured is now reported as five or six.
The citizens were warned by tho employes
of tho railway company to keeji
away from the powder car, but they paiu
no attention to them.
The Prohibition Movement in South Caro<
llnu Coeit to 1'ieceH Suddenly.
Charleston, S. C., May 14.?The State
was startled last week by tho statement
that a strong eflort was to bo made tc
start a third party in South Carolina. A
carefully worded call for a contribution
of all persons interested in the cause ol
temperance was circulated in Beveral
parts of the State. The convention wu
to meet at Columbus on May 20. The
call was signed by many persons high ir
tho councils of tho .Democratic part)
and by ministers of the gosj>el wht
would be horrified at the idea of bavin),
anything to do with politics.
The Prohibitionists were so elated ai
the character of the names signed tothii
call that they became bold and discloses
the obiect of the convention, which while
the call was being signed had been kepi
secret. They propose to elect delegate!
to tlu> IndinniiDnliH con volition to noini
unto a Presidential ticket und also to ur
ganizo a Prohibition party. They ever
went so far as to talk about nominating ?
full State ticket for this fall. This rasl
talk has broken up the whole thing
Most of the gentlemen whose namci
were signed to the call have repudiate!
it and demand that their names be with
drawn. They are indignant at th<
methods of the Third party men. Tin
indications now are that the convention
if held at all, will be very poorly at
tended. _
Two Antagonistic Convention* of Working
men to Meet T1?Ih Wrek.
Cincinnati, 0., May 14.?Irreconcila
ble divisions seem to be rampant amonj
the workingmen here as political bodies
There are to be two national working
? men's conventions liere Tuesday, eacl
for tho purpose of nominating a candi
date for President of the United States
The conventions will be of the Unioi
' Labor imrtv ami the United I>abor party
The local committees of these tw<
; parties, each without the knowledge o
the other, engaged tho Emory liote
. for headquarters. When tho Union La
bor men, who were last to make thi
5 contract, learned the situation they can
colled the contract and selected tho Gib
: son House for the headquarters of thei
. party. Mr. E. M. Davis, of the Unioi
I Labor party committee, said in explana
tion ol the matter to-day: "We madi
. the change because we did not want tin
t false impression to go out that we weri
I making a deal with the United Labo
. party. And ho added: "Wo wil
' never surrender to the Henry Georgi
t men, and that is what they demand
; There is no more probability of tho twi
parties uniting than of the Renublicai
i and Democratic parties uniting.
! Here iu Cincinnati it is well knowi
that tho recent strikes in the shoe shops
in the breweries and in other places ha
given rise to factions in the ranks of tin
laboring men so as to put political liar
1 mony hero out of the question.
. Dulntli the Wheat Centre.
Dulutii, Minn., May 14.?Further de
? veiopmeuts in me wneat suuauon ii
f Dulutli Inst week have been of nn unut
* ually interesting and important charac
: ter, and Dulutli see ma to be attractiu
w more attention than ever before. Thi
is duo to the fact the prospects of winte
wheat are poor, and Duluth, with ove
1 9,000,000 bushels in store, has nearl;
' one-third of the total visible supply c
the country. The last week represents
{ tivcs from half a dozen leading Nei
J York importing firms have been here
1 and it is reported that all or nearly al
have been buying wheat.
^ Wonderful Vitality.
H HARRisnuRO, V?., May 14.?Fran
j May working at a saw mill near Poi
Republic, was, on Saturday, caught b
e the saw which cut out his^bowels, live
and lungs 10 pieccs unu lurcmg iu
heart from the left to the right side. H
lived 14 hours, and suffered intene
thirst. The water he drank flowed ot
I- at the wound in his side. He was coi
- scioua to the last.
t Scarce of Cnr??
r. Pirrsnunair, Pa., May 14.?Cars lun
become so scarco on the Baltimore
*} Ohio road tliat several of the coal min<
were shut down to-day. It is reported thi
there are between two and three mil*
? of cars loaded with coal that are aid
>* tracked at Painesville waiting th? an
rt vol of ships to be unloaded. Last wee
there was unusual activity at the taint
i>f along the Youghioghony river.
v- *
II, The Tall Svcamore still droops b
laurels in the breeze.
The Coroner** Jury Finds Stanley (lulltj.
The Kaneral of the Victim.
Sprclal DUpatch to the JnUUigautr.
a Fairmont, W. Va., May 14. ? Tho
Coroner's jury imp&nnoled to ascertain
the cause of tho death of William F.
Berns, who was killed Jin Flemingsburg
N Saturday night, has completed its labors,
returning a verdict that said William F.
to Berns came to his death by a pistol shot
wound from tho hands of Peter B. R.
Tho unfortunate young man was interred
in Woodlawn cemetery this afternoon,
Rev. George F. Bollinger, of the
M. E. Church, and Rev. D. Finley, of the
7, M. P. Church, officiating.
n Tho following call for a public meeting ;
regarding tho murder explains itself, as
v Mauley is known to be in this vicinity, '
and no effort seems to have been made 1
l- ior ins arrest:
le No earnest effort has yet been made to i
,1 arrest the murderer of William F. Berns. j
Such inaction on the part of the local .
e authorities must be viewed by all lawc
abiding citizens with disgust and alarm.
A meeting is therefore called to be held f
j at the Court House in Fairmont, on t
Tuesday evening, May 15, at 8 o'clock,
" at which the justice-loving people may
g give expression to their sentiments anil
1 take such measures as may seem proper
Ij and necessary to apprehend the cnminal ^
and bring him to justice. \
1 (Signed.) Citizens. ^
L a
g Probably Fntnl Acclileut ?t Winifred??Tlie Q
' Item)/ Jtevolvrr Again. a
Special Dirpatch to the Intelligencer. ci
j Charleston, W. Va., May 14.?At a>
5 Winifrede yesterday, Hiram Glendenin ||
shot John Massie. Glendenin's brotlier q
[ picked a quarrel with Massie and got ,y
r into a light. Glendenin came up with a b
revolver and shot Massie in the left side, e|
. probably fatally. Massie is a brakemau o:
on the Winifrede railroad. ?l
Belle Boyd, the Confederate spy, lee- Jj
. tures at the Opera House to-morrow J1
i uranu uiuci remniar win a. quick- ~
! ler, of the I. 0. G. 1., is hero. J1
i Holly G. Armstrong, chief of the
f Stamp Division of tho Internal Ilevenue 01
Deportment, at Washington, is here.
' Two 'Women Murdered and I tubbed and
their House Ilurned.
Pottsvillb, Pa., May 14.?A shocking
i tragedy occurred at Busy treat, near Mid- J*
i dleport, eight miles east of this city,
where there lived a Polish miner named *
Anthony Putlavish with his wife and a
young woman named Mary Keith.
Putlavish and several Poles, who tj
boarded with him, are miners employed a)
! at the Big Vein colliery, about half a y
; mile distant. When they returned from e;
( work they found the house a hean of gj
smoking ruins, and among tho embers ti
discovered the charred remains of the a,
i two women. jj
f There is no doubt that the fire was an q
1 incendiary act designed to cover an atro- h
cious murder. An axe which Putlavish jj
had left at some distance from the house {\
in the morning was found beside one of U(
the bodies. A neighborlivinglmlfa mile ^
distant, who was attracted by the smoke ^
and was first to reach the scene, says n
that when ho arrived he plainly saw the n
body of one of the women lying just tt
inside tho door with blood llowing from j
a gash in the head. E
There was between $800 and $1,000 in n
money in the house, and it is supposed
robbery was the incentive of tho murder
and arson. The excitement is intense, w
but as vet no clue has been obtained to f(
the authors of the horrible crime, though ^
suspicion attaches to one of tho board- g,
ere who has disappeared. ^
Several Arrest*, one of the Prlnoners Mak- 11
lng a Partial Confeaiiion. P
Nogalks, A. T., May 14.?This after- J
noon Mexican officials arrested two n
- Mexican customs guards on suspicion of s
being implicated in the robbery. Araer- J
ican officers also arrested an American J
named Taylor, owing to the fact that a t<
hat which one of tue^ robbers lost was 0
recognized as one which Taylor wore c
hero yesterday. This evening Mexican fc
? officials, who had been in pursuit of the i
I, robbers, arrived here with four prisoners f
whom they had captured. The funerals
of the dead conductor and fireman were v
1 held this afternoon. Express Messenger c
Hay and passenger French are still alive, {
i, but it is not believed they can recover, j,
J All places of business have been closed i
, hereto-day. j
j Taylor, the man arrested yesterday on 8
f suspicion of being one of the parties t
j connected with the train robbery, made t
. a partial confession. He says a man a
?i?in .
. the robbery, and Holing left town yes- (
. terday morning for camp thirty miles ?
r from here. A special train, carrying t
i officers with mounts, left to-day in pur- H
. suit of the robbers. c
L> A Train ou the Heading Knllroiul Derailed. '
** Engineer Killed.
J Reading, Pa., May 14.?Some fiendish 8
person, evidently one who had a terrible
3 grudge either against the Heading Ita.il1
road Company or some of the train *
j runners, wrecked a train at an early hour
it this morning near Shenandoah. A stone
a was firmly wedged into a frog at Moss *
L' creek. At 5:20 a fast freight, consisting
of an engine and two cars, came along at
a speed of twenty miles an hour. When *
the engine struck the frog it bounded a
i. up and off the track, and plunged head- (
long down a twenty-foot embankment, v
and was followed by the cars. Engineer
h James Houghton, of Mahonoy City, was 8
:- scalded and crushed to death in his cab. t
g Fireman John Welsh, of Manohoy City, o
s was badly scalded; had his leg cut off c
r and arm broken and may not live,
r Francis McCann, brakeman, was also
y very badly injured. The engine and a
if cars were completely wrecked. There 1:
i- is no clue to the perpetrators of this t
v diabolical deed. v
|( A Scoundrel'* Act. J
Delphi, Im, May 14.?Yestesday af- a
ternoon a man representing himself as \
Mr. Milroy, a farmer, living about a milo 1
Jj in the country, called at the home of {
William Starkey in this city to engage 1
y his daughter Cora, about 15 years of age ?
i* ou n ilnmnulic AlillOlinli Im irnu nn. I
o known to Starkey or his family there 1
e was no objection to the girl going with i
te him, as the Milroyuare highly respect- 1
it ed. The two started on foot down the i
i- track. When about half a mile from 1
town they left the railroad and started i
across a piece of woodland to a house t
which the man said waa hie. They had
.0 no sooner entered the woods than the 1
. girl was seized by the throat and assault- 1
? ed. The villain made his escape and <
* the girl reached home last night in a 1
it pitiable condition. The sheriff and a <
?b posse are in pursuit of the scoundrel. A I
c- stranger was arrested at Rockfield, 7 1
i- miles distant, but afterward released. i
ik **
.,H Macbeth Win*.
LoriHvn.i.E, May 14.?Macbeth won
tho Derby to-day in a length, Galliet
ia second and White Bird third. Time
Resigns His Command as Head
of the English Army.
Why He Ilcliuqutailed IIIk Post?An
Interview With the Enipcror'n
EnirliHh Physiciun--A Tractable
and Heroic Patient.
London, May 14.?It is reported that
Lord Wolseley, Adjutant General of1
British forces, lias tendered his resig-j
The action is in consequence of Lord
Salisbury's attack upon him for making
vhat the Prime Minister called a "panic
lrnriurnnv uneeeh" in rnmird to the con
iition of the army.
The Cabinet is said to be strongly opk)8ed
to the acceptance of the resigmtion.
General (Lord) Wolselcy entered the
rniy oh Lnsign in March, 1852. He
apidly rose in the lino of promotion,
scorning a Captain in January, 1855;
lajor in 1858; Lieutenant Colonel in
Lpril and Colonel in 1865. Ho served
ii the Burmese war in 1852-53, and
chieved great distinction in the
Jrimea. fie was severely wounded
t Sebastopol, and for bravery revived
the Legion of Honor, lie
cquitted himself with distinction during
lie Chinese campaign in 18t>0. In 18<?7
e was appointed Deputy Quartermaster
feneral in Canada. On his return from
frica in 1874 he was granted a pension
y Parliament of ?25,000 for his courage,
ncrgy and perseverance in the conduct ,
f the Ashantee war. In 1878 he was ,
[moulted Commander-in-Chief of the (
Uand of Cyprus. In 1882 he received
10 thanks of Parliament and was gazet d
Baron Wolseley of Cairo nndWolse-,
iy, in the county of Stratford, for ser- ,
ices rendered in the Egyptian campaign,
ir Harnett is the author of several nooks
a military topics.
f hi* Anaertloin In ltcRaril to England'* |
Armament. j
London, May 14.?The House of Lords i
lis afternoon was crowded with people 1
ho desired to hear Lord Wolseley's de- ,
mce. The jeers' and peeresses' galleries !
ere filled. Mr. Gladstone, Mr. SUm- j
ope, Lord Randolph Churchill, Vis- j
junt Cranborn, and other members ,
[ the House of Commons, crowded .
je steps of the throne. Upon the
ppearance of Lord Salisbury, Lord
'olseley asked leave to make a personal
icplanation with reference to Lord
ulisbury's complaint of his attacking :
io Government. Hecouldnotsee how j
a unprejudiced person could construe
is remarks into an attack upon the
overnment. lie felt that he could not
onestly assail the Government for neggence
"toward the army and navy. In
io position which he occupied in the
^ministration of the army he could not
lil to be fully nware of what Mr. Stanope
had done, and was doing to render 1
io army efficient He felt deeply the
ecessity of keeping the forces efficient,
nd was convinced that more might be
one than had yet been accomplished.
Ie admitted that the present Governlent
had done much toward improving
io military defense.
The defences at home and abroad ,
pr<> in had condition. Th? military
>rce8 were notorgnnized as they should
e. They did not guarantee even the
ifcty of the Capital. Ho did not want
3 create a panie, but he maintained that
lie condition of the country was such
liat if a force of 100,000 men succeeded
i effecting a landing and were proerly
handled there was no reason
rhy they might not take possesston
f the couutry. He made this statement
with a full appreciation of Iuh responsibility.
He had been tempted to
esign on Saturday, after reading what
xird Salisbury had said. The House
rould not take the initiative in the mater,
but he placed himself in the hands
f the Premier. He did not intend to
astaslur upon the Government. He
lad endeavored to the best of his ability
d serve his sovereign and his country.
Ix>rd Salisbury held that his strictures
ipon Lord Wolselev's statement at a reent
dinner were fully warranted. At
he same time, he Accepted Lord Wolscuy's
disavowul of any intention to at11..lr
?)>.. /I.11.. 1.
ih.iv nit uutviiiuiviu. iiu v/iii? uujn'u
hat if Lord Wolselev lind occaion
to assail the administration in
lie future lie would do so in
lie House. He trusted that Lord
Volselev would not take the matter
oo seriously. He should regret the
ieneral's leaving the service as the
reatest blow that could fall on the iniliury
administration. Lord Wolseley's
tatement regarding the weakness of the
ountry's defense could be seriously inquired
into. Meantiino lie deprecated
lie practice of officers speaking over the
leads of the government and thus destroying
the ministerial authority and
battering the administrative machine.
li Relntail by I)r. Mnrkenxla to tlm Kriltur
of tlir "l'nll Mull <5ux?iMe."
London, May 14.?The 1'all Mull Gaette
lias tbe following account of an inerview
at Charlottenburg Castle, beween
Mr. Stead and I)r. Mackenzie.
?Ir. Stead was received by the Doctor in
. largo white room in the centre of the
Castle. The apartment had three bay
windows and three doors. Several dia;rams
of the Emperor's head were on
lie walls, and on a table were sketches
if a canula, and a number of l>ooks inluding
Arnold's "Essays on Criticism."
Dr. Mackenzie looked worn and anxious
nd showed traces of the long vigils he
ias maintained in his attendance upon
l.A V.r.twiw.f llnrln.. i 1...
vas repeatedly summoned to the KmKiror's
room by an electric bell, lie
tilted to Mr. Stead that his patient is
ill that could be desired in the way of
erapcr, patience and cheerfulness. He
s obedient and trustful and as well dis>ositioned
as a child. He bears pain
jravely and does not Indulge in needess
worrying, The rumors that he had
isked the chaplain to pray for his reease
from his sufferings and that ho
onged for death were untrue. "It is by
io means certain," said the doctor, "that
le has made up his mind that he is dyng.
He does not Buffer from the canua,
although inflammation and the
iloughing away of portions of dead carriage
cause him inconvenience."
The reports of the had odor pervading
;he sick room are a gross exaggeration.
Until Hia Majesty's recent severe attack
)f illness ho sat at a table at meal times
with the family and went about, and he
iid not discommode any one. The doctor
said that if the Emperor's strength
improved he honed he could be removed
shortly to Potsdam. The Kmperor is in
the habit of mind, common to all
chronics, who alternate between the
belief that they will live a couple of
year^ when they mentally plan for the
future and the fear that ail will be over
with them in a few days. Although ap
parently robust, His Majesty lias not
much recuperative power and this cir
cumstauco would have rendered fatal
the operation proposed in May of lost
Dr. Mackenize said in conclusion:
"The Emperor is certainly suffering
from perichondritis, which, with the
disease of the cartilagcs is very dangerous,
though not necessarily fatal. If lie
also has cancer that will necessarily
prove fatal, sooner or later."
mssissirri floods.
The "Father of Water*" Drivlug 1'eople
l'roni Their llomeii.
St. Louis, May 14.?The river is
steadily rising here, and the inhabitants
of the American Bottom are moving
their stock and portable property back
to the bluffs.
From tho experience of former years
ii.~ *?u? 1
now with hundreds of thousands of
acres of waving crops will in a few
hours bo under ten feet of water.
llej>orts from the north are alarming,
and if the Sny levee or Madison dike
breaks, the loss will be millions. A regular
exodus has taken place from the
Sny bottom. The entire town of
Alexandria is inundated and five feifc
of water covers the principal streets
of the place. There Iioh been no
loss of life, but the property loss is heavy.
The people are being taken as fust us
possible to the highlands, a couple of
miles back of the town. The Sny leveo
is now being patrolled for miles by sentinels,
whose duty it is to give assistance
when any weak spot is observed.
A dispatch from Louisiana, Mo., says:
The contiuual rise in tho Mississippi
river is causing great apprehension
among the dwellers in the fertile Sny
bottoms in Illinois, extending from this
city to Hannibal. The levee is still
perfectly secure and could stand a
further rise of twelve inches,
but the high . wind is lashing
the waves against tho sides and washing
the dirt considerably. Farmers aro
driving their stock to the bluffs and preparing
for the worst. It bus been seven
years since the levee broke and that
whole section was inundated; but in
the seven years following tho levee
wus strengthened along the entire
Icnuth. oonfldonnA wnn twitnrrul nml
valley began to blossom like a rose. Last
year witnessed quite a boom in real estate
at advanced rates, and last fall thousands
of acres were sown in wheat. A
[jreat acreage of corn has been planted
this spring and the anxiety over tho
safety of the levee is truly painful.
A Quincy, 111., dispatch says: The
river is 17 feet (J inches above low water
mark. The high northwesterly wind
prevailing has created grave fears for
tho safety of the levees, above ami below
tho city, and large forces of men are
working day and night strengthening
weak places. The Ifcvees have been
greatly weakened and a crevasse is expected
at any mo inenf. Should a break
occur more than 200,000 acres of farm
lands would be inundated. People
living in the threatened district
Imve fled to the bluffs. Trains
have been abandoned on the St. Louis,
Keokuk and Northwestern, between
Hannibal and Burlington, and on the
Hannibal and St. Joe, from Quincy to
Palmyra Branches of the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy are greatly iny>eded.
Many buildings in the city are flooded
ifnd vacated.
Vcntcniny'* Proceeding*?'Tlie Tenure of
Offlro of Uio Htnhnpa.
New York, May 14.?Bishop Merrill
presided at to-day's session of the Methodist
Conference, and Rev. Dr. Lerov A.
Belt, of Central Illinois, conducted the
Bervices. There was not so large an audience
tiroHcnt ils on nrnvioiiH dnvn. Tim
Committee on Episcopacy was asked to
report Tuesday upon the resolution to
elect the Bishops for a term of eight
years. At present the Bishops hold
office for life as a matter of usage. There
is nothing in the discipline which provides
how long they sliall hold office.
The ouestion of tnc election of Bishops
on Thursday was called up. One of
the delegates said that no one was prepared
for it, and he thought it ought to
oe postponed.
A resolution was offered to the eflect
that tho Conference express an opinion
that the Blair Educational bill was a
good measure. The resolution was referred
to the Committee on the State of
the Church.
Rov. John Wiley, of the Drew Theological
Seminary, read his report as fraternal
delegate to the Methodist Church
South, an?l the Rev. Isaac W. Joyce, of
Cincinnati, read his report as fraternal
delegate to the General Conference of
the Methodist Church in Canada.
A resolution was introduced asking
the Committee on Episcopacy to provide
for the balloting for bishops, so
that one candidate shall be balloted for
at a time.
Rev. Dr. Hunter, of Illinois, made a
speech on the resolution. lie said that
the question was of great concern.
It was not to be taken in hand hastily
but that it should be thoughtfully prepared.
It was dishonorable for uny
man to trade upon anything but his
own capital.
Prohnlile Spill lii Virginia.
PirrKitsnuKO, Va.f May 14.?The Re
publican Htate convention will meet ni
the Academy of Music on next Thursday
morning, and a most exciting time
is anticipated. There is every indication
that two conventions will be held.
Should the anti-Mahone men he refused
seats in tho convention, they will retire
and hold a convention of their own,
and elect delegate# to the Chicago Convention.
There is but little doubt that
Mahone will have his own way in the
convention. He has been hard at work
for sevenil weeks past with his political
duties. Another thing which doubtless
gives the little Senator much concern is
the upproaching municipal elections
here next month, when all of the city
officers are to be elected.
An Kclio of the llllnuinl.
New York. May 14.?The steamer Finance,
which arrived yesterday from
Pern&mbuco, brought Captain I?avemlor
and the crew of five men of the schooner
Alice Montgomery, which foundered on
in the blizzard of March 12, off Norfolk.
The crew were taken off the Montr
gomcry by a hark, after being in peril
two days, and taken to Pernambuco,
whence they were sent here on the Finance.
The friends of the passengers
of the yacht Cythora are encouraged by
this foci to hopo that those on board the
yacht, which is now believed to havo
foundered in the blizzard, may liavo
been rescued in a similar manner and
taken to somo foreign port
Thla la Intereattaff.
Washington, D. C., May 14.?There ib
a rumor in circulation which has all the
ovidenco of truth, that the President is
nmnflrinrr n InKnr ilnnlinitm mnnmlnila
tion by the coming St. Louis convention.
This fact is spreading rapidly over the
city, and causing much comment among
the politicians. It is asserted that the
letter will be given out for publication
to-morrow. At the White House tlieio
is an air of quietness that seems to jri\e
credence to the story. As yet there is
neither affirmation nor denial given it by
the officials there.

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