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"ksTAHLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. TA., n hUAi^bA 1 JluK.M;u,,-DECEMBER 12, 1888. VOLUME XXXVII-NUMBER 95.
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Very Close.
BARE PLURALITY RECEIVED
By the Cleveland Electors in
West Virginia a Virtual
Defeat.
The Olllciul JtcturiiH oil the State
Tii-ki?t Vcrv fJrutifvillcr to
llie Hcpiiltlicnns.
GOFF'S MAJORITY CERTAIN,
Those Horeor County Indictments
Shown lip by the
I'lusceuting Attorney.
A l.ettor from Him That WUl Not l?e
Jlt'Ifohed by Democrat?Mr. IUlej's
Committee Open 1o Susjilclou of
Dilug Parly lo a Conspiracy.
Ollicial returns as they have been forwarded
from every county except Kanawha,
giving the full vote of each, appear
in the table below. Harrison's official
majority in Kanawha is 1,422. This beinir
added to the Republican column
gives tho general result as accurately as
though the full vote of the county were
included. The electors on each ticket
run close together. In most of the counties
there was scarcely any difference,
and iu many none at all. Personal considerations
wi re swept away in the close
contest between Protection nnd Free
Trade. Cleveland has 530 over Harrison.
Cleveland carried the State in 1884 by
4,221 over Maine. Except on Governor,
for which office Golf has 153 majority, no
ollicial returns-have been received for
any of the State officers.
Ollicial returns for Supreme Judges
from all the counties except Kanawha,
have been received. The vote for tho
Republican nominees. Mason and McWhorter,
is increased by the majority in
Kanawha i??r Harrison, namely 1,122.
This, however, probably places McWiuirtcr
too low, for Kanawha is Ma.
Wliorter's county and he stands well at
home. Without Kanawha the vote is,
Rrannon, (Democrat) 75,58-1: English,
(Democrat) 75,848; Mason, (Republican)
73,W>; McWhorter, (Republican)01),014.
Adding to the Republican nominees the
majority received by Harrison in Kanawha,
Mason has 75,387, McWhorter, 71,ftW5.
This gives English, the highest
on the Democratic ticket,
Ml over Mason, the highest on the Republican
ticket for Supreme Judge.
All of the constitutional amendments
are defeated, though official returns
from the counties are still wuuting.
Jliirl.nuc ........... l,fiOS 1,47:1
iwrkdujr -2.011 -,1K1
1U,H? 711 t .VJU
llr-uton 1.&K
ilrm.ke ? ? 861 . *'
Cabell - 2.4/7 ?.??
Calhoun Bfi ttSf
(lav .... Ill 4<?l
J)<Ml>lriilKU - - 1.1**1 1-JW
KrtJflltC .. - I.MH -'0-^
(iifiuer 1.17U J?M
cirimt :i78 1,027
<<rc?abrier - -.1-1 1?JJ?
Iltttn pnlilru - 1.W7 619
Hum-nek 481) 6.1
llaniy .. 1.1M
Harrison .. ....'2,161 2.62H
JackMiii 1.W2 I
JelK-pton '2,357 |1?MKatiawlm
.. 0 .
Lew la 1.612 1,62b
Llneolu 1.147 'JjO
L?lina. 1.5S1 '271
Mnritni - 2/250 2.JBB
Mnr?liull 1.M7 2.676
Mwon 2,321 2.616
Mcrc t r 1.374 1.4U!
Miucnil l.'20U 1.251
Motn.iicaltii .. - l.^'t '2,'2>I.
Monnio- - l,:cw 1,222
M'iriruii ?... 63# <>77
Mcl?.iwfll ... ... 4 W * W
Nliluiias 1.016 "?.
Ohio ? 4.1V. 4.7.'iO
fVn.lloton .. 1,012 77'J
l'lemwou nki ttxi
IWaliotitMX .. tt'l 687
1'realoa 1. tut 2,V>
l'llKmni 1,390 1,621
Haldol M4 ***?
Itamlolph .... 1.426 772
HICIIIU.,, i.iun, IiW
Koano l.Utt] 1,4lt?
Hummer* .. 1,353 1.272
Taylor ? 1,2111 i.f*o
Tucker .... ... gm) 028
Tyler ...... 1,1:17 l.Wi
L'lishur Hit
Wayne 2,058 1,412
Webster ? G58 2U5
Wetwl 2,205 1.385
Wirt j.um W1
Wood 2, SIM 3,255
Wjromlujf 471 fitfO
Total*. 75,588 TS.ftU)
^Kannw/m, majority, 1.422
Clovolnutl over IlttrrlKnu... KB 75,052
TilOSK JIKliOKK COISTV INDICTMENTS.
Tho l'runfeutluK Attorney Tell* How They
were .limit*?1The Democratic Committee'*
->ly?terlouM Knowledge or Them In Advance.
7U tie Editor to the InhUlQaictr.
Siu:?An address from llie Democratic
Executive Committee for West
Virginia appears in the newspapers of
late date, directed to the law-abiding
citizens of tho State, inviting attention
to the political situation in this State
and particularly to that in the comities
-t \1._ II l?..on.I
?>i .uurcer, luci/unrii, nuiiunua, ......
Fayette. Tin1 writer of this article, three
days before the date of the address mentioned,
was Prosecuting Attorney for
Mercercounty and claims to know something
of tlie political situation in Mercer.
A few davs before the commencement
of the Circuit Court, the Judgo
thereof publicly desired the Prosecuting
Attorney "to "have summoned before
the Urand Jury all persons most likely
to know of offenses against the ejection
laws." He was answered, "I am endeavoring
to do so." Thereupon ho replied,
"If you are not going to do so I
shall have some one who will." Ho received
the reply. "That is my duty and
none of yours." To soiw extent he
should be excused for this because of
the depressing effect the result of the
electiou has hud upon him, so forcibly
presented by his careworn and haggard
expression. No one, except the editor
of the Princeton Journal, secinod so seriously
affected, and he consoled hi inself
bv chanting that n certain person
sold out the Democratic party.
The chargo to the grand Jury was not
so lengthy as usual upon offenses comrnnnltf
tn tim'tr uthmtioil. but ill
tho charge upon offenses against the
election lawn tho dignity of tho bench
was forgotten and remarks were made
bv thorn* present that tho election was
to be contested in tho grand jury room.
A BTJtAKOK PKOCKKUINO.
Tho Judge, in conclusion, told the
jury that a member of tho Executive
Committee of ono of the political parties
hud furnished him with a list of names
to ho summoned to appear before them,
aud exhibiting tho list, it was passed to
the clerk of the court without even
being shown to the Prosecuting Attor
ney. During the noon recess a prom:
nent Republican presented to the Prow
cuting Attorney a long list of names fa
a like purpose and was told, "I will nc
lend my aid in contesting the electio
before the grand jury." A few minute
afterwards the Judge was told by th
Prosecuting Attorney what had occui
red and that the gentleman with his lie
had been referred to him.
So patent were the intentions of th
court that the Prosecuting Attorney, ii
a conversation with his brother, K. C
McClaugherty, Judge-elect of the Nintl
judiciul circuit, said he was going to re
sign, but was persuaded by his brothe
not to do so. Tho grand jury receive*
further charges from the court, directini
them to have summoned before them al
tho candidates for couuty oflices, tin
commissioners of the election, the asses
?or for the county and tho operators o
the coal mines. The assessor was re
quired to produco the assessor's books
the operators of the coal mines to brinj
their books and pay rolls and the clerki
to produce the poll hooks. The gram
jury was also charged by the court tha
unless tho names of the voters appearet
upon the assessor's books and it was no
proven oeiore tnem inui inese voters nai
n permanent residence in the county, i
| was prima facie case o f illegal voting am
to indict tuem.
A FUNNY GRAND JURY.
The grand jury did not fully compli
with these instructions, but devised tin
I plan to take tho poll-books, the testi
mony of the assessor and other person
supposed to know all who were entitles
to vote. A mark was made opposite thi
names of those known to be legal voters
and those whose names were unraarkei
were indicted. This occurred after the
testimony was given to the grand jurj
by the assessor that he had been fur
nisbed with a list of 150 names by Mr
John Cooper, or one of his clerks, to bi
assessed, and that this list of names wa*
lost by him arfil tibno of them placed
upon the assessor's books. Upon testimony
of this character about 200 per
sons were indicted. These all voted at
the two strongest Republican precinct!
in tho county. Nowhere else was tin
vote questioned in this way, although
the number of votes cast at other precincts
in the county were largely in excess
of the number of names upon the
assessor's books.
JUJtt In Til in .
The 2(H) indictments above mentioned
were returned by the grand jury on tlx
Oth day of December but the Democratlt
State Executive Committee seems tc
have been apprised of the facts six day*
before, to wit, on the 30th* day of November,
which may be seen by reference
to their address. At that date m
indictment* hud been returned by the grand
jury and not more than three or four
bad been made for this offense,and these
against Democrats, which fact it would
have been impossible to have been
known at Charleston except by tele*
/train. Where were the "conspiracy and
fraud" and who were the conspirators't
IV.JtlL'Iluy III iiifiwr uiurt'ni-ic nwcnw/i'
ies, hence the eirort to induce the grand
jury to "indict many persons for illegal
voting." Was' not this promised to the
Executive Committee before the JJOth
day of November? On that day these
indictments had not been made and the
rccords of the Mercer Circuit Court
show that tiiis is true. It was nothing
but a conspiracy of their own and the
charge of fraud and conspiracy charged
in the address is but to hide their own
rascality.
what caused the change.
The change in lite political status in
Mercer county referred to in the addresi
has been brought about by the action o:
the Democratic party upon the tariff
Every Congressional contest made bv
the Democrats in convention in Mereei
county has resulted in the choice of i
candidate who was in favor of protection,
and this change has broughtabou:
the result in the late election. Thucontest
now going on here will not .leave
more than a shadow of the Democratic
party. . 1). \V. McGlauojikuty.
Princeton, Mercer county, W. Va., Dec. 10
IP THIS IS .MIL KILEl
Who Unit tlui Cuiupnlgn, Good Luck to Yoi
HIW?y, do nt 'Km Again.
Sixcial Dl*pat(Ji to (fit InUUlQencer.
Weston, W. Va., Dec. 11.?Blutik
subscription papers have been sent here
from Wheeling by Chairman Kiley, oi
the Democratic State Committee, solicit
ing money to defray the expense of n
contemplated contest for Governor ol
this State. Two of these papers were
presented to the hospital attendants foi
aid. Your correspondent can give the
names of those who received them. Tht
boys are not nntelmr very liberally.
WILli MUNli SUIT FOR LIBEL
The ItugUtor UfU it From n Deinocrath
C'ommUHluiiur of Kluclioii.
Special DUpatch to the IntdUgencer.
Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 11.?Capt
W. A. Griflith, Democratic Commit
(doner ut Alum Creek precinct, wil
bring suit against the Wheeling Itqjutei
for ten thousand dollars for libel in th<
Register'? telegram about frauds in Kana
wha. Bunlett uhtl Bogus will prose
cute.
Steel A. Hawkins, the Kepublicar
caucus nominee for Sergeant-at-Arras o
the Senate at the last session, is a camli
date for the same position,
KX1H11TS OF rviVlAS IX iVESTOX.
A New I.iHlRt* lilnlUuletl?A A limner o
YNItorn 1're sent.
Special Dlnpatch tu the Intilllgencer.
Weston, W. Va., Dec. 11.?This ha
been a great day with the Knights o
Pythias here. Twenty-four young mei
were initiated into the order. The visi
tors numbered about seventy. Tin
lodge expects to be in session all night
At 12 o'clock lunch was served. Tin
newly initiated members here are enter
taining the\isiting brethren right roy
ally at their homes and the hotels, Rev
B. B. Evaus, of the M. E. church, thii
city, is the instituting oUicer.
Knnnwiiti Hiuiiumu flleu Arretted.
Special Dltpatch to the Intelligencer.
CiiabIjESTON, W. Va., Dec. 11.?Augustus
It. and Hugh P. Wigg were ar
rested last night on complaint of S
Aiuberg & Co., of'Cincinnati, for obtain
ing goods upder false pretenses. Tht
tirin of >N'igg Bros, failed a few dayi
ago. They gave a thousand dollars bai
each this Inorninir.
UlcjrlttClul) hi l'nrkeritburf.
Special Dltpatch to the lnttUlgmctr.
Pahkkksiiiko, Dec. 11.?Tlio loca
whw'iiui'ji havo organized a bicycle clul
under the rules governing tho Wheelinj
organization. They coll themselves thi
lJlcnucrhassett Wheelmen and start ol
with fifteen members.
A I'rUou Warden Suffocated.
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 11.?A flrebrok
outlast night in Deputy Warden Keefe'
quarters in the Doncaster penitentiary
and tho deputy warden was sutFocatei
before he could be rescued. His wif
had n narrow escape.
Largo Uualtt lluuao Dettrqjed.
Mkmi-iu*, Tixx., Vac. U.?I). ij
Baldwin (Jo,'a muair store was total I
destroyed by ti re at 4 o'clock tiiia rnorj
ing. Loss $75,000.
: IEOH AM) STEEL SCHEDDLI
it
" The Debate on the Republicar
I Tariff Bill in the Senate.
It
? VEST REFUSES TO CONCEDE
a
' That the Election Settled tlictjuc*
I tion of Tariff Legislation?The
r IlateH on IicnniN, <;li-ders. Etc.,
J Fixed?'Washington Newii.
I
B Washington, D. C., Dec. 11.?The
J Senate at 12:40 resumed consideration of
. Che tariil bill, the pending question
; being Mr. Hurris' amendment to reduco
I the duty on beams, girders, etc., from
j 1 1-10 cent per pound to 0-10 of a cent
t Mr. Vest, referring to Mr. Sherman's
1 speech yesterday, denied the assertion
| that the lute election hud settled the
? i?,.:ulo?inn ir? fMr.
? <|UL'B11UU Wl WU1U IV5'U>?H?M< ..v \
] V081) was not disheartened by that result.
Ii the Senator from Ohio and his
party thought that the election had getf
tied the tariff question, a greater mis;?
take had never been made by mortal
man. Mr. Vest undertook to contravene
9 the statement made yesterday by Mr.
| Sherman that on the metal selied
ule there was a reduction of
| ton per cent duty in the substitute,
' Mr. Aldrich made explanations of Mr.
; Vest's statement, and declared thut Mr.
Sherman's statement yesterday yras true.
Mr. Vest?"I)o I understand the Sen'
ator from Rhode Island to say that on
! the schedule there is a reduction of 10
' per cent, iu duties?"
1 Mr. Aldrich?"What I mean to say is
' that on a large number of items in the
" metal schedule there is a reduction
* fully equal to or in excess of 10 per
1 cent."
' Mr. Vest?"I want an average of the
whole."
Mr. Aldrich?"It is almost impossible
to give an average. Mr. Sherman said
! that he was absolutely correct iu his
statement yesteruuy uwb ?o me menu
articles which are largely imported (steel
[ fltfls being the largest iteui) the reductiou
ol duties proposed in the substitute
was more than 10 pur eent."
! After a long debate Mr. Harris'
p amendment to reduce the duty on steel
1 beams from I 1-10 cents to IMOceots per
' pountl was rejected. Yens,20; nays, '."J.
The rate was then, on motion of .Mr.
i Vest, and with the support of Mr. Alli'
son and the Republicans fixed at one
cent per pound.
III |tll> IIUIIHP.
After the reading of the journal the
House went into Committee of the
; Whole (Mr. McCreary, of Kentucky, in
t/ie cUair) on me uimnvi xux urn. mi.
Hopkins, of Illinois, spoke in Nupport of
. tho measure and in opposition to the
, proposed amendment refunding the cotton
tax.
Mr. Knloe, of Tennessee, declared that
| the bill wijs sustained neither by law
nor by preuednt, denounced it as a sub;
terfugo and a fraud and charged that its
J aim was to perpetuate the power of
j trusts, to exact tribute from tho people,
| by tuvauBoC a high tariff.
DEMOCRATIC HINDSIGHT.
I Willing to Ailmlt Dakota after Kticelylni; ?
I ltohuko for not Doing ho Iloforo.
I Washington, D. C., Dec. 11.?Tho
lirst caucus of the session was held by
> the Democratic members of the House
* this evening, there being about 110
1 members present. Mr. Wilson, of West
I Virginia, acted as Secretary.
Mr. Springer stated tiiat tho main ob,
ject of the caucus was to permit the
uutuocrilla lO U1KU BUHIW ??;uwu ivumuj*
: to the admission o( tho Territories. Mr.
Cox favored the admission o( all the
Territories except Utah and Sew Mexico.
Tho Democrats had everything to
gain and nothing to lose. They had
1 lost Minnesota at tho last election because
they had failed to admit Dakota,
which was on the same isothermal line.
Mr. Cox offered the following:
, Item Wed, That it is the sense of tiio
F the caucus that a day he fixea for some
time after the holidays for tho consider
atioii of the territorial questions in so
i far as they affect the admission of States,
[ and that on any bill already reported or
to be reported from tho committee on
1 territories there shall |be no limitation
r on amendments which are germane, and
> that in the order of proceeding the llrst
vote shall be on any bills affecting tho
territory of Dakota or its divisions or
or any amendment thereto, ami that
this caucus does not seek to bind any
3 member 011 the votes taken on any
proposition.
THE OALKXA AXD U.M1C.
- Ordori fHitUtfd by tho Navy I>?<|>urtuient to
[ i'rocecil to l!uyt|f
Washington, I>. C., Dec. 11.?Orders
) were issued by the Navy Department to.
day for the United States steamers Ga.
lonu and Yantic to sail from New York
to-morrow for Port Au Prince, llayti, to
' enforce the demand of this Government
for the release of the American steamer
Ilaytien Republic. Thev will sail in
company and be under tue command of
Rear Admiral Luce, who has been instructed
to transfer liis flag from the
f Richmond to the Galana. The owner of
the Ilaytien Republic, by special permission"
of the Secretary of the Navy,
3 will be a passenger 011 the Galena, and
t it is therefore expected that the vessel
will be restored to him as soon as it gets
1 into the possession of the naval officers.
- Secretary Whitney returned from New
j York yesterday a'fternoon and was at
the Navy Department to-day. He i|e*
clined to talk about'tho Ilaytien troubles
a on the ground that there was nothing to
add to what had already appeared in the
" newspapers.
j No Change Sugg*Htc<l.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 11.?A conference
of Democratic Senators was held
last evening at which the Senate substi.
tuto for the Mills bill was under consideration.
The conference was called to
learn whether or not any Senator had
any suggestion to make of a change in
- the manner of treatiugtho measure here5
tofore pursued in the Senate, but there
? was none.
Inyeatlgatlou of luiluililntion nttlifi Pull*.
Washington, Dec. 11.?Mr. Chandler
presented in the Senate thjs morning a
j petition praying for an investigation
into alleged deprivation of the right to
vote for Electors and Congressmen in
? South (Carolina last month.
e *
f t)C". Fremont ou the llctlreil LUt.
Wasui.noto.n, Dec. fj.?The House
Committee on Military Affaire to-day ordered
a favorable report to be mado on a
? bill to place Gen. John C. Fremont on
8 the retired list of the army as a Major
'? General.
| Honda Acccpteil.
Washington, Dec. 11.?Tho Secretary
of the Treasury this afternoon accepted
the following bonds: 41 per cents regisr.
tered $32,000 at 10JJ; $603,000 at 1081.
y >
l- "Mile-End" Spool Cotton has white
cotton on black spools.
A IBBE1BLB BIPIiOSlOK.
levernl Men Burled In the Uulnii of a Mil
nud a Number Killed nud Injured.
Chicago, Dec. 11.?-Three men were
cnown to have been killed, on'o fatall}
njured, and a number of people badl)
iruised and shaken up early this morn
ng by an explosion of meal dust, which
ompletely wrecked the three-story
irick building on North Halstead street,
ccupied by Daniel Oliver as nn oat
I GKOSS VIOLATIONS OK LAW.
I What ad Investigation by the Inter.State 11
C?uim?rce Comuilftftioti Developed.
Chicago, Dec. 11.?Not since the In1
ter-State C( minerce law was passed had 1
an investigation of the Inter-State Com- i
merce Commission revealed such an I
, amount of crookedness on the part of i
the railroad companies as the one now c
being made In this city by Chairman I
Cooley and Commissioner Morrison, of 0
the methods pursued by the railroads in j,
translating their passenger traffic. The v
evidence already obtained is sufficient to j,
convict nearly every road centering in 0
this city of a wilful violation of the luw, j,
not only as regards the long and Abort tl
haul clauses, but also as to discrimina- M
tion between passengers. p
The charges heretofore made that rj
nearly all the through passenger traffic ^
of the roads is done through scalpers for j(
the express purpose of avoiding an open w
reduction and to keep up the rates be- u|
tween local points, are fully suWtantiated.
Not one of the large number of jj
railroad officials who have been exam- tl
iued were able touive a plausible reason Cl
for selling to scalpers at much lower
rates than they sell thorn at their own ij
offices, nor tell why they persisted in a<
paying enormous commissions for the b
sale ol tickets to scalpers, hotel runners, 0i
hack drivers aud others who could com- 0|
rnand any business. Their only excuse tl
was that they had to do it because their
competitors were doing it. Tho com- a,
uiissioners have now come to the con- (|,
elusion that heroic measures are required fj
?n lirinv t.lifa t-nilrruwltt t/? n roillizilLJon of .1
I the fact tiiut they can no longer violate (,
the law with impunity. The practice of 8t
doing their business through Ballpen x
who admitted that their business is cur- uj
ried on in violation of the law and will tj,
have to be stopped und the method of n,
paying commissions for the sale of tickets Hc
either to scalpers or coupon ticket a. ents i>,
will have to come to an eud, as these
commissions can bo used for the purpose w
of cutting rates and discriminating i0
against regular passengers. It is intimated
that the commissioners will ut
render u decision that these practices are ni
contrary to the letter and spirit of the in
law, ami that whatever rates are made in
over any railroad's scalpers or other u?
parties must be .made at the regular t.t
ticket offices of these roads, atid intermediate
rates must he made to corres- p|
pond with the through rates whether fa
made by the scalpers or the railroad it
themselves. Thus, if a commission is ,jj
paid and the commission is used to cut m
the regular rate by a scalper or anybody j(
else, the railroad will be guilty of u at
violation of the law unless it reduces its hi
regular rates correspondingly. in
TUB SITUATION AT IIIKMIMIIIAJI. "l!
(Jov. sfiiy Coniuiuiiilrt tli?i Action of i ik*
Sheriff?the Troop* Dlupcrtin;;. V1;
Bjkminuham, Ala., Dec. 11.?Gov*
Seay had an interview with many gen- th
tlemen this morning on the subject of
the tragedy of Saturday night. The
Governor afterwards had an interview
filtnriir Kmitli nnd nni?l tlint. lin on. I ?..
dorsed tko She rid', and was glad that th
JeH'ereon county hud a high sln-riiF who, M
no matter how painful his duty, could ut
uphold the law and protect the county tit:
Jail. The events of to-day are briefly, sii
told. The coroner's jury to investigate in
the shooting met and adjourned >1111111 es
to-morrow in order to procure witnesses, to
SberilT Smith was released on $25,000 Ik
bond, ami will take charge of lii? office of
again at once. Beginning to-night the vi
troops will be sent away one company th
at a time until all are goue. Martin W
Walker and Jell* Brown, colored, have w
been arrested us supposed accomplices tli
in the lilawes murder, but the evidence or
against them is only circumstantial, tli
None of the wounded have died to-day. er
A new turn came to affairs when an- tli
uwcr wnrinui. cumu nuu me v,.i
murder of McCoy was sworn out. in
The warrant for Iris first arrest in
was for the murder of Throck- w
morton. Governor and actiug |n
Sheritr Babbitt linn been for several in
hours in search of Smith, but up to this bi
time he has not been found. It is til
understood, however, that his friends al
have already made up another bond al
of $25,000 to secure his release ot
on the second warrant. Then still another
warrant will come, and in each
case Judge Winkley will require aaiiuilar
amount of security. Where
the arresting and bonding process
will stop it is hard to tell, but it
looks from outward judications us if
wisdoui and proper regard for self-pres- tu
arvution would dictate to {smith to re- i,(
main yet a while longer in Jail. ^
Al 11 p. in. ine warrant ior me bccoqu
arrest had not been executed, the officers ll!
being unable to liud him. P!
TO. PAROUS IIOfKTO at
Tlitf Fidelity Hank L'lmhler n l'liyitlcul U<
Wrcrk?Petition tu the 1'renldeut. ^
Columbus, 0., Dec. 11.?Judge Sage, n]
of the .United States Court, yesterday ui
signed the petition to President Cleve- ui
land for the pardon of Benjamin i?\ "J
Hopkins, eK>assistant cashier of the de- ol
funct Fidelity Bank, on the ground that ai
Hopkins is a physical wreck and the "I
ends of justice could be no longer sub- cc
served by his incarceration in the Ohio r(l
penitentiary. Warden Collin and Clem- R
mer and Martin affixed their signatures as
to the same document, and it was for- hi
warded to the President. It is expected tl
that the pardon of Hopkins will follow w
within a week or ten days. Hopkins sc
was fairly beside himself with joy when ei
he heard what steps had beeu taken to- T
wards securing his early release, ami the bi
dejected man, who had not been able to hi
walk to the door of the prison hospital hi
for several months, seemed to forget his 01
forlorn physical coudition aud moved
about the apartment apparency free m
from pain. si
* r ? ?l
A Siifall-Sixuil Nuvul War. ^
Annapolis, Mn., Dec. dispatch
received here to-<lay says that there lias
been an engagement between the State e<
steamer Governor McLane and the fleet
ui urcugvra in iu? v/iiutiier river. x?u
of the dredgers' boats were sunk and a re
number of the boats were taken. One of at
the crew of the steamer Governor Mc- ^
Lane was shot. This is the first tight
between the State fishery force and the
dredgers since the steamers have been a'
provided witn cannon. 01
? ' a
Mr. Morton Gone to liullnnnpolla. at
New York, Dec. 11.-?Vice President- A'
elect Levi P. Morton, accompanied by
his wife, left the city this forenoon. \
Their destination is Indianapolis, where ai
Mr. Morton is to cpnfur with President- K
elect Harrison. Mr. Morton did not tc
state when he would return. m
ill
(inn. Hai-Haon'* Culler*. a]
Indianapolis, Dec. 11.?Tlio only A
prominent out of town callers on the
i'reijident-elect Unlay were Gen. Hawkins.
U. S. Am and Hon. B. G. Jelferys,
of West Virginia. The VTce Presidentelect
and Mre. Morton are expected to .
arrive about 11 o'clock to-morrow mornin*
~ S
Harrison'* Son In N?w York. 1
JJeit YottK, Dec. 11.?rRussell Harri* n
son, son of the President-elect, arrived 0
nt the Gilsey House this morning, but J
his qatqe does qot anpcar on the hotel
i register. IJe traveled alone from Indianapolis.
F
Deal mill, several adjoining buildings
?ere also badly shattered. The explos*
ju, which occurred shortly after two
'clock, was a terrific one, the hIiocIc beag
felt a mile away. The buildings in
lie immediate vicinity were bombarded
rith Hying bricks and timbers and near,
every pane of window glass within a
idius of six blocks was smashed,
.liuost before the rumble of the explos>n
died away flames sprang up from the
recked mill, and the whole place was
lilaze in a few minutes. The lire spread
ith iueredible rapidity, and when the
rst tire companies reached the scene
je'y found a block of roaring flames to
intend with.
A general alarm was at once turucd
), olivines were stationed at every availMe
point arouutl the blazing patch, and
uildings that did not take ure at the
utset were saved, after the hardest kind
f work. Sparks that were carried
trough the air by the wind ignited
uildiugs two blocks away aud for half
it hour the firemen had all they could
o to prevent halt a dozen serious emigrations.
The streets were filled with
ebris for a block on every Hide of the
urned patch, and this seriously obructed
the firemen in their work,
(ley stumbled over boards aud timbers
id debris until their clothes were torn,
leir hands aud faces cut, und their
nibs so badly stiffened that they could
arcely walk. It was nearly two hours
. fore the (lames were under control.
When the tire was at its height, the
wit nt ruiuuro jiruvuuuu ruguruniK iuu
as of life. It was known that four
t*u had been ut work in the meal mill
id about twenty in the'planing mill
xt dour. Besides these the neighbor*
g houses contained many men, woen
and children. At one time it was
aerted that twenty people had perishI,
but later this estimate was found to
5 exaggerated. The men at work iu the
aiuiug mill all made their escape, a
w of them badly hurt, but the mujory
only slightly injured. Hundreds of
&n searched anxiously for the-missing
illers and after some time one oi them,
din Holmes,was found lyiugin the alley
iross thu street from the mill, terribly
irned and lacerated. He was working
the second story of the mill when the
:plosion occurred and was hurled
rough a window and across thu street,
e cannot live. No truce could be found
tue oiuer vureo men, unaries miner,
liarlcs Cooperu ml .loliu Smith, ami it
believed that their bodies arc: buried iu
ic debris.
The firemen are hopeful tlint no more
res were lost, but people living in the
ciuity of the exoJpsiou are sure that
ore bodies will be found when the de-'
is is explored. This eannot be done
orougbly for several hours yet. Chas.
urphy occupied rooms over the saloon
the corner of Fulton and Halstead
reels; with him were his family, consting
of his wife, two children and his
other. They were all in bed when the
iploaion occurred and were asleep. The
rco of the concussion swayed the
niso from side to side and &U members
Murphy's family were thrown
oleutly from their beds- upon
io iloor or against the walls,
'ithin an instant the house
ns enveloped iu flames and the cries of
ie dazed occupants reached the people
i the street. Chas. l'leu was among
ie spectator*, and upon 'bearing the
ies from Murphy's room rushed .into
ie building at the risk of his life and
irried out the women and children,
aking three trips into the burning
juse. Murphy was so dazed that he
ns almost unable to get out of the
3USC. All were rescued without serious
jury. PlfU was badly scorched and
uiscd. The losses will aggregate
jout $1 <30,000. The loss on the mill is
>out $75,000, the planing mill loses
>out $50,000, and is estimated that the
her losses will be $25,000.
llhUANT ANARCHISTS.
lair Clilonco Orgnn 1'iibliihoi u llatmt)
it If Article?The OrjjunUutlon Will Not
Down.
Chicago, Doc. 11.?The Arbciter Zeiwj
was out yesterday with an article
)astiug that after the members of the
rbeiter Bund were driven from Greif's
nil Sunday, they retired to a secret
luce, probably the headquarters of the
Invisible Committee," and held aineeti?,
at which speeches were made and
. which the following resolution was
lopted:
'Be it resolved, that wo brand and
>ndemn this mode of proceeding of the
iiinirimrt irnvi>rnint*nt :ir illi-mil. hrntjtl
id unconstitutional; aud that we,
odor all circumstances, shall support
id keep intact the Arheiter Baud; and
mtwe expect that all liberal-minded
rganizations will assist us in so doing;
id that they, like us, will protest
gainst this impudent infringement of
institutional rights of assembly."
The AtbtiUr '/tilling says further: "The
organization progresses and Messrs.
oche, Bonfield and Hubbard may rest
isured that if the right and free assem*
ly is suppressed in a year from now
tea* will not be one ward in Chicugo
Inch will not have one or more secret
icialistic societies. Tlie police are pow-less
in the face of such organizations.
Iiey might control our open meetings,
it in spite of their many spies, they
ive not the slightest idea of what1
ippens at our secret sessions. We can
ily win our battle in this way."
The Arbeiter Band had a regular
eetlng last evening at Thalia ball. The
ibjeet for discutstuon was, "Religion.
ie evil of humanity." The police diu
at interfere,
TKuiTuF IttXAMH'ERS.
t'lilfiiico Itegnnllni; the Attempt to lllow
uj> uTmlii Near Geneva.
Geneva, III., Dec. 11.?Evidence in
gard to the Eola explosion was given
tho trial of tho "Q" dynamiters yearday.
The testimony of all the wit ssea
was in substanoo the same. They
1 heard a loud report. The engineer
id fireman saw a flash and were both
msiderable shaken up. The head light
id cab lights were put out and the
inge of the wheel was broken for about
venty-two inches. Thomas Lloyd, of
oblcsville, Intl., testified to selling John
. Bowles dynamite on several occasions
id identified some of the explosive,
irk tlowe, of Westfleld, Ind., testified
> selling Bowles dynamite fuse and fuliinoting
caps. Thomas F. Cleary, a
etectlve, tesuneo 10 arresting isrouenck
nil Bowles on the train running from
.urora to Chicago, July 5, 1888. He
arched Brodericlc and found a pot Retook
and half a dozen fulminating caps.
The DUtitlery Kxplonlon JXyntory.
Chicago, Dec. II.?1There were no
irthor developments this morning in
sgtrd to the dynamite explosion at
hufeldt's distillery yesterday morning,
wo well dressed men were arrested last
ight, and there is a suspicion that the
rrests were made in connection with the
flairs. hut the police refuse to confirm
lie story.
Wheeling Bakery Coi^'any'* flap
'ruit Cakes for sale at your grocery.
, THE DEM Mm.
! A Hardened Criminal Who Bru'
tally Murdered His Mother,
' FOR OPPOSING HIS MARRIAGE
; With l ho Girl 01' Hill Choice?Hi*
Coiil'oHNiott of the Horrible Crime.
TelI-Tale lUooilspols oil I ho
Floor of a Livery Stable.
Kivkriiead, L. I., Dec. 11.?Francis
Aebury IluwkiiiM was hanged this morning
at 8:35J. Sunday morning, October
2, 1887, the village of Ialip was startled
by the news that Mrs. Cyntheauean
Hawkins had been found murdered on
the \V eel wood road, near Brentwood
cemetery. Some persons on their way
to church found the body of a woman
among some brush on the roadside, and
immediately conveyed the news to the
village. Asbury Clock, one of tiio many
villagers who hastened to the spot, at
once recognized the body as that of his
sister, Mrs. Hawkins. Detectives were
telegraphed for from New York and the
local'authorities set about searching for
clues which might lead to the capture
of Ihc murderer. So one gave a thought
to Asbury Hawkins as the perpetrator
of the crime until after the news reached
Hay Shore, when Elipbalet Snedeker, a
livery stable keeper, discovered a pool
of blood on the lloor of his carriage
house at the snotwherea buggy used by
Asbury Hawkins, the night before, had
stood,'and which had been taken away
again by the young man.
I Hit ninntlv <iofiii.il nnv 1cnowlmlfrn nf.
his mothers murder until the pistol
which ho hud shot. her with wuh found
in u liorse pond at the rear of Sneduker's
stables, where he hud thrown it on his;
return with the buggy the night of the |
murder. The evidence against fiim wju?
completed by the tindingof blood on the
seat and tloor of the buggy und upon
the robes and cushions. __ The coroner's
inquest resulted in a verdict of murder
against. young Hawkins. An hour after
tiie inquest llawkiun made u confession
to the constable in charge of him. lie
said:
THE MUltDEKBIl'S CONCESSION.
"I and my mother had frequent quarrels
over the young Judy, Ilaltie
Schrioek, whom I had intended marrying
Sunday. Last Wednesday 1 drove
over to my mother's with the intention
of obtaining her consent to my marrioge
or of putting her out of the way; hut
when 1 arrived there I found I coulu not
tret her away without others knowing it,
so L left without accomplishing my purpose.
I was nearly crazy and could not
eat or sleep. I felt that mother was in
the way of my liappineft* and resolved
to go again to see her .Saturday night.
That night I hired a horse and buggy
and went to the house, arriving there
about one o'clock. 1 found mother alone
in the Bitting room, the rest of the family
having gone to bed. I told her I
wanted her to go out with me so we
could talk the matter over without anyone
hearing us. She put on her hat.
and cloak and took a seat in the buggy
with me. I drove towards my aunt's,
Mrs. Smith. After talking a little while
we both became excited and my mother
applied vilo epithets to Miss Schreiek.
which enraged me, and I drew the pistol
and shot her in the bead. She laid back
in the buggy and groaned. I drove on
towards Bay Shore, and iinding she was
not yet dead I shot her again. I sliQt
her a third time on theBrantwood road,
then threw her out into the bushes
where she was found."
From the time of his arrest, throughout
his trial and up to a couple of weeks
ago Hawkins displayed au utter indif
ll'ICUkU IU uio |iusuiuu nuu inii;, i;uuuuv.king
himself in an extraordinary manner
in the jail. A few days ago Sheriff
Perty discovered a plan of Hawkins and
liev. Joseph Wilson, the colored
preacher, convicted last week of an outruge,
to escape, and two liles and other
implements were found in Hawkins'
possession. It is supposed the saws wero
smuggled into him by Miss Schrieck,
who was allowed to visit him frequently
and to sec liiui alone..
Shot 111* I.nth? Brother.
.uiuiiletown, u., uec. ii.? ieaieniuy
afternoon Mrs. Samuel Cook left her two
children,aged:) and4 years, in the house
while she went to the grocery. On her
return she heard the report of a gun. and
at the door found the 4-year old boy,
Robert, who was saying: "Don't cry,
Charlie, and I'll get lua." Entering she
found Cbarlie on the floor with a bullet
wound in his forehead. A Flobert rifle,
belonging to au older brother, was in
the room, but supposed to bu out of
reafch of the children.
A Cold tilooded Murder.
Catapouli Pa his ii, La., Dec. 11.?
This parish has been tho scene of another
shooting and loss of life, but in
this instance it was cold blooded assassination.
K. N. Steagall wus riding
down a road near Harrisonburg when he
wus fired upon by an unknown person
from ambush with a double-barrel shot
gun. The charge took effect in his
breast.
Shot n Negro.
Natchez, Miss., Dec. 11.?James G.
Purvis, manager of the Koseland plantation,
below Vidalia, La., yesterday shot
and mortally wounded a negro named
Hichard Turner, who had followed and
abused him.
Murder at MHrtliinburg.
Martinsmi'KU, n. va., Jicc. 11.?Joseph
Lamp on Sunday night stabbed
Jonathan Mason in the jugular vein,causing
almost instant death..
FKDKKATiuVoF LAUOK.
The Annunl Convention uf tho American
Anaoclnllon iu St. Loulu,
St. Louis, Dec. U?The annual convention
o( tho American Federation of
Labor met at Turner hall between 12 and
1 o'clock this afternoon and the delegates
were welcomed to the city in
speeches by C. M. Woodward, Director
of the Normal school of Washington
University, and by Mr. S. 8.8. Bass, a
lawyer, of St. Louis. President Gomphcra
replied in fitting terms and the convention
then took a recess to let the Committee
on Credentials, whieh.had been
appointed, prepare their report.
Stilke of Switchmen.
Toledo, 0., Dec. 11.?There is a small
strike among tho switchmen of the
Pennsylvania railroad yard? here. The
Lake .Shore recently advanced the pay
ol jis yardmen and the employes of the
other roads began agitating for a similar
increase. The twenty-five men in the
Pennsylvania yards made their demand
yesterday and after consultation the
officials offered an increase of ten cents
a day. The men rejected this and went
out.
A Ne*f CumluctoiV Order,
kqs ^nobles, Cal., Dec. 11.?Railroad
conductors in the Southwest havo he*
come dissatisfied with the order of rail*
road conductors, whose headquarters are
at Chicago, and havo formed a new
''brotherhood of Conductors of the
United States and Canada."
THE SNOUTb MURDER TRIAL
The State Rents iu Cu?e?Testimony for the
Defense Begun.
d)atrial Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
Camuuipgk, 0, Dec. 11.?The prosecution
in tho Snoots murder trial rested
this afternoon after consuming seven
days in the submission of the evidence
. on which they will ask the jury to return
a verdict of murder in the first dei
grce against Mrs. Anna Snoots.
The indictment against tho accused,
each of the three counts, specifically
charges the administration of that form
of arsenical poison known as paris green,
whereby death was produced, and the
State has met with difliculty in establishi
ing this clearly, while it has had no
. trouble in proving arsenical poisoning of
some sort.
The court ruled this morning that Dr.
Halston's answer yesterday to the State's
hypothetical question as to the cause of
death, which was that death resulted
from paris green poisoning, might go to
uio jury aiong wun nis answer on crossexamination,
that he could not tell from
the child's symptoms and the result of
the chemical analysis what form of arsenical
poisoning caused death.
Dr. llalston was recalled and re-examined
by the State. In reply to another
statement of tho hypothetical question,
substantially the same as the first, witness
replied that Carrie Snoots died of
some form of arsenical poisoning. Witness
was also examined further as to the
microscopic examination made by him
aud Dr. Jordan of tho contents of tho
stomach aud testified that they found
mixed with bile a umabarol greenish,
granular spots tlint looked like paris
green mixed with water.
The defense called three other witnesses
for re-examination for tho purl>ose
of laying foundation for impeachment,
which did not develop anything
but three bad memories. The hearing
of evidence for the defense was then
begun.
Dorothy Wvnc, sister of the accused, ,
was the firnt witness examined for the
defense. Examination developed noth- ,
iug of importance.
.Matilda Snopo testified that she was at .
Snoots's during Carrie's illness on Saturday
afternoon. Tins child had a high
I fever. Mrs. Snoots was tending the
child, and paw her shed tears.
j l<ev. J. llou lived at Adamsville in
1887. Saw Carrie near noon on the day
before she died. Itcv. J. J. Jackson was
with me. Thought the child was asleep.
1 Nothing of consequence developed.
Winficld Shirur testified that ho saw
Mrs. Snoots in the lot hack of her house
Tuesday forenoon, the day before Carrie
died, putting something on potatoes out
of a pan and saw bugs ou the potatoes
the Sunday before.
A. J. Snoots testified that he saw tho
accused Tuesday about ten o'clock putting
something on potatoes that he took
to bo paria green. He looked at the
potatoes on the spot where he saw her
on the next day und saw "paris green on
the plants.
Dr. Deckcr testified that ho was called
iu consultation with tho doctors tho
morning Carrie died, and they all agreed
that she had acute inllamation of the
" _ <
AN OI.I) I,API" TOKTUBED.
HurKlnrn nt Umoutown, Pn., Korea n WoiiiHn
to DIhcIomo the Hiding Place of f
Her Money.
PiTTSDUROii, Pa., Dec. 11.?The Pott
to-night received details of terrible torturcB
inflicted upon Miss Mollio Kosa, 1
an aged lady living near Uniontown, 1
Pa., by burglars for the purpose
of securing the money alio was sup- 1
posed to have in the house. The ras- j
cals bound her with heavy cords. applied
lighted candles to her feet and 1
inflicted severe bruisea upon her body !
with clubs. She finally divulged the 1
hiding place of her money, but all the ,
burglars could find was |5. She was ;
found By the neighbors several hours 1
afterwards. j
I'hll Daly's AimIIauIi. 1
NkwYork, Dec. 11.?The four work- '
era of the "badger" game of gambler 1
Phil Daly, Hermann and Meredeth,
and the women Stanton and liammond,
were arraigned in the General Sessions
Court to-uay. Hermann pleaded guilty i
and the rest entered pleas of not guilty
and were sent back to the tombs.
"I* Lumber Failure.
Columbus, Ind., Dec. 11.?An assignment
to John Ellrod for the benefit of
creditors has beeu made by the Stave
and Lumber Company, composed o!
several capitalists of this city, but whose
positions are carried on at Erin, Tenn.
The assets are $130,000; liabilities $90,000.
White Indicted.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 11.?The
Governor has received letters from the
States attorneys who are prosecuting
the White Caps in Southern Indiana,
in which they report that they have
succeeded in procuring four more indictments.
A Rumor In Mutch Circles,
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 11.?A rumor
is current here that the Diamond Match
Company plunt has been sold to a syndicate
of capitalists. In the absence of
President Swift, nothing authentic is to
bo learned ut the company's office.
Woktern Union Dividend.
New York, Dec. 11.?The Executive
Committee of the Western Union Telegraph
Company to-day recommended
the directors to declare a dividend of H
per cent to-morrow for the current
quarter. This is the same as for the
previous quarter.
Fined for Discharging a Veteran.
Aubuhx, n. i ., Dec. 11.?Street Suj>intendent
Wallace, who discharged an
old soldier from the street department,
was convicted of violating G. A. R. law,
a ml was to-day lined $100 and to be committed
until the fine is paid.
Another Hmvy Ocean Storm.
Asnuav Park, N. J.t Dec. 11.?A heavy
storm is raging here and the wind is
blowing hoavily on shore The crews of
the life saving stations are patrolling the
tionnli In ...no.l.
CONDENSED TKLK(ittA318.
Civil Service Commissioner Edgerton
says he has not thought of resigning as
reported.
Frank Baer. a miller, was arrested at
Ureenaburg, Pa., yesterday, for hiring
four men to burn two competing flouring
mills.
The National Executive Committee of
the Prohibitionists adjusted their accounts
yesterday in Pittsburgh. The
Treasurer's repo'rt showed that $32,000
was expended for campaign purposes.
A Word About California.
The Western railroads have recognized
the importance of California travel
by placing fast and improved trains in
service and endeavoring in every way
to remove the tedium of the' loag
journey. If you contemplate a trip to
the Pacific slope this winter it will be
well for you to communicate with the
nearest passenger or ticket agent of the
Pennsylvania Lines, who will jrive you
the fullest information about all the
roads and sell you tickets at lowest
rates via any route yon may choose.
ab mam election.
A City Campaign in Boston
With Peculiar Features.
OVER 20,000 WOMEN VOTED.
A Fight Attninflt Catholic Supremacy
iu the Public Schools?A Hitler
Content and a Clone ltc?ult.
Republican Mayor Klcctcd.
Boston, Dec. 11.?To-day'a election
closed one of the most exciting municipal
campaigns ever carried on in this
city. Bitter oppositions have characterized
all sides; especially has this bren
the case in the discussion of the public
school question, tho principal issue o{
campaign. This issue was brought before
the neoolu lust summer bv 'the
school board in the removal iroui public
schools of a certain text boolc which
contained statements distasteful to the
Catholic clergy. Believing that in this
action they saw an entering wedge by
which Catholic supremacy in the control
of the public schools was to be ultimately
obtained, the friends of the public
schools havo had frequent meetings
to protest against such interference, atul
public feeling has been wrought up to
the highest Vitcb.
The unusual interest aroused in this
question was most noticeable among the
women voters and is shown by the fact
that while only 837 women were registered
for the municipal election last year
und only 725 voted, the totul registration
this veur reaches 20,210, The school
board consists of twenty-four members,
of whom eleven were elected to-day. Of
the thirteen members who hold over
eightareof the Catholic faith,and it being
held by the Republican convention
tfiat this is a sufficient representation of
that sect upon the board, the ticket presented
by the Republicans to-day contained
the names or no Catholics whatever.
The Republican ticket was endorsed
by a citizens committee of 100.
l'he Democrats, on the contrary, renominated
the three retiring Catholic members.
Miss .Carrena Hastings, M. D., was
renominated by, the Republicans, the
citizens and the committee of 100, but was
Jropped by the Democrats^vho named instead
Mrs. Isabella C. Barrows, wife of the
editor of the Christian Register. Rabbi
Solomon Schindler was the only candidate
whose name appeurs upon all the
tickets. All ticketB were badly
scratched, and this with the fact that
the vote for school commissioner is
much larger thau ever before, will make
it very lato before definite results can bo
known except for Mayor, the Republi
can being elected.
The probability is that the complete
Republican ticket ior School Commisdoners,
as endorsed by the Committee
)f One Hundred, is elected.
THE 1'AKXEIifi COMMISSION.
Several Wltncni*? Tontiry to Alleged Outrugun
by Moonlighter*.
London, Dec. 11.?At the meeting of
the Parnell Commission to-day Inspector
of Police Ardle testified in relation
to the disturbed condition of County
Mayo, He said outrages had increased
after the issue of the anti-rent manifesto.
On cross-examination he said ho
knew mat secret societies existed, but
did not know that tho Government supported
such n society as a counter-force
to the leagues.
David Frelly testified that because ho
bad paid his rent moonlighters bad visited
iiis houHc and shot his son. Crossexamined,
witness stated that ho had
been a member of the local Leaguo
until it was suppressed. Ho had no reason
to believe that the League had been
Implicated in murder.
Several landlords testified that tenants
had asked them to keep secret the fac t
that they had paid their rents owing to
fear of violence from the League. In
some cases they had asked for two receipts,
one tor tfio full amount paid, a ad
the other for a lesser amount. The latter
they wanted to show the League.
Tho witness also testified that persons
evicted generally had tho option on
the holdings as care takers, but they
dared not remain in this capacity becauso
they were afraid of offending the League.
Miss Thompson testified in detail con
corning outrages committed upon men in
her employ on the Hurley ^tato. Sir
Henry James, of counsel for the Timet,
here read an article from the Kerry Saitinel,
which denounced Miss Thompson
for showing the cloven hoof and accused
her of being an extortioner.
On cross-examination witness admitted
that she had increased rentals with a
view of improvements which were to
Have been made.
Gen. IInrii?On'? Family.
London, Dec. 10. ? President-elect
Harrison has written the following letter
from Indianapolis to a correspondent
in New Castle-under-Tyne:
Dkab Sir:?Your letter of November
10 has been received. I have never
been a student of our family history,
and can only say in response to your inquiry
that it has been stated anil accepted
by some of my relatives who have
Siven study to the subject that our famy
has descended from Gen. Thomas
Harrison, an officer in Cromwell's army.
I never myself examined into the evidence.
Yours truly,
Benjamin Hamiiuon.
The Pope lleluaca to III?m Meilnla.
Rome, Dec. il.?A sensation lias been
caused by the Pope's refusal to blest
medals and reliquaries sent to Home by
an Irish priest who intended them for
distribution in Ireland. The Pope sternly
said: "I cannot bless them. The
people of Ireland are disobedient. They
seem to prefer the gospel of Dillon and
O'Brien to the gofpel of Jesus Christ."
A New IlfUlroml in Italy.
Berne, Dec. 11.?it is announced hero
that Italy will construct a railroad on
the Italian side of the Simolan tunnel,
and will grant a subvention of several
million francs in connection with tho
work.
A Duel cnuneri by Mackenzie.
Beri.15, Dec. 11.?Two students named
Bluhm and Eichler fought a duel to*day
with pistols. Bluhm wus mortally
wounded. The duel was the result of a
Quarrel over the merits of Dr. Mackenzie
Gernmny Will AnnUt.
Berlin, Dec. 11.?It is understood
that the Government will assist in the
restoration of order in East Africa only
provided such a course bo supported by
a strong majority in the Reichstag.
Tlio New Umaliin Loan.
Paris, Dec. 11.?The Bank of France
announces that the subscriptions for the
new Russian loan amount to 2,600,000
bonds, or 1,250,000,000 francs nominal.
Kmperor William'* llrnltli.
BMUX, Dec. 11.?The National Ztilunn
denies that there ia any truth in the
sinister rumors regarding Emperor William's
health.

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