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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING. W. YA.. THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1888. VOLUME XXXVII-NUMBER 102.
FH.OI SILLY mm Of one of Gov. Wilson's Colonels Grew the Tale OF ORDERS TO THE MILITIA To "* Kendy I'or War?The Funny Gonvr.it of n Canard?'The Cover* nor i* Mystified by an Inquiry. The Slim Foundation. In yesterday's Intklliukkckr there tppeared under u Parkersburg date a special dispatch of n somewhat sensational, and yet vague nature. It was to the cfi'n t that Governor Wilson had tolled an order to the officers of the stiit.- militia to hold their men in readi ne.-s i ?r < I tity at u moment's notice. The dispatch did not state what tlio reason for this extraordinary order was, but the* inference was given that the troops illicit he ealled out to hack up gorno contemplated political move to be mailu in connection wiih the recent election. In the same issue there waa an unoTn-ial con Urination of the report that Governor Wilson had said that lie iiilcii'ia to issue Congressional certificates to nil four Democratic candidates, including Jackson, in the Fourth district, thereby utterly ignoring the clear ami undisputed claim which Capt. Charlie Smith, the Repub'iean caudidate, has to that district's seat. Also in the mine imne there waa an interview, in which the interviewed was of the belief that Govornor Wilson would do as he-was reported to have said ho would do in the matter of the certificates, and he was of the further opinion that the militia had been ordered to be in readiness ior duty. All this afforded thought fur (itiestionlng urinds yesterday. Now for the explanations: The foundation for the report from Parkereburg was the following published in Tuesday evening's State Journal: "A reliable geatleuian, who has just returned from Komney, Hampshire county, informs 4i.? <1.1.. I ilmf u-hiln lu? wiih ih the store of J. IS. Russell, of that place, he heard Jlusscll, who is a Colonel on the (Governor's stall", tell a crowd of byHtanilers that he (lttissell) had just received an order from Governor Wilson to he ready to report for duty at a moment's ' otiee, and that similar orders had been sent to all other militiaoflicers ol the State." Colonel Russell is a young man who looks important and gorgeous in liis uniform. An endeavor was inado to get into communication with (iovernor Wilson late Tuesday nijrht after receiving the disnatch from I'adccrshurg, but it was too /ate. Yesterday the Intelmoenceu's correspondent at Charleston was instructed to call on the Governor and ask if he had issued any order to the troops in connection with any political move, and if he had any intention of so doing Following is the correspondent's answer: itovernor Wilson when shown your tel'-gram said: 'I have*no idea what thi- . patch refers to. I never heard of anything <?f the kind before and can't think ol anything likely to render such action iitr- B.itry. I have given the tru-M'S imi order*! about anything. The whole mihjvet of the telegram is a mystery in nit.'.'" Captain Boyd, of tlio local company, after reading the Tarkernlmrg dispatch at once wrote to hits Colonel, Koineo II. Freer, and asked abuiit the "order." Then he called on Colonel A. A. Franzheim, a member of the Governor's ntntr, hnt the Colonel knew nothing about orders outside of this: On April .'10 nex', there is to bo celebrated in New York city the centennial anniversary of tho inauguration of George Washington as President of these United .States. Sometime since there were appointed Commissioners from this .State to assist in this celebration. This week these Commissioners received from the Executive Committee at New York, letters asking them to orgauize by selecting u chairman and informing them that one of their duties as commissioners would bo to see that West Virginia is represented in the "military parade." These letters and a probable realizing sense on the part of one J. K. Russell as to how important Col. Russell looks in uniform, which led J. K. Russell to talk tinadvisably, have in all likelihood resulted in starting the report about calling out the troops. flie Commissioners appointed to represent this .Suite at the centennial inaugural celebration are Hon. U.S. Walker, Auditor P. F. Duffy, Suite Treasurer \V. T. Thompson, and State Superintendent B, S. Morgan, of Charleston; lions. P. B. Lucas, H. 1'. Chew and IJ. C. Washington, of Charlestown; Hon. Alfred Caldwell, of Wheeling: Hon. Josenh Sprigg, of Mooritleld; lion. S. L. Flour* noy. of Kouiney; Hon. John J. Davit*, of Clarksburg; H. J. Sumuels, of Barbountville; Col. J. W.St. Clair, of Fayette C. 11.; Julia W. A i buckle, of Lewisburg; Hon. Henry G. Davis, of Piedmom; ex-Governor J. B. Jackson, of Parkersburg; Kustace Gibson, of Hun* tiugton, ami Hon. J. J. Woods, J. B. Tam-y, Col. A. A. Frauzheiin uud Major J. C. Alderaon, ol this city. In connection with the report about Governor Wilson issuing Congressional certiticates to the four Democrats, put iu circulation since his returi? from a visit to Washington, the statement which the Hon. W. L. Wilson is quoted a? making to the effect that the Fourth district in htill in iloubt and the cluiiu which Judge "Mun" Jackson, the defeated Democratic caudidate, continues to uiuke that he is elected, ure two signiflcant things. A tA til.NET STORY 1?J a Silly Itllly who Tell. wlii)t He Doean'l Know About Welt VI ruin In. A Wellington correspondent aendi out this entertaining bit of misinformation: "A gentleman who has just returned from ludianapolis says tin South in the Cabinet is a problen which is vexing Gtn. Harrison's soul He limls the problem worse than a Chi neso puzzle. There is so much South anil ttiere are so many Southern met claiming reward for having broken tin Solid South, thut the President-elect ii amazed at the number of great men wh< have suddenly grown up like mush rooms, and he wonders if the South wil have any huckboue left. The rival claimants, like music teach erfl. urn tint vurv (piiindlv Intt'nril i'iK'1 other. Word comes now that Mr. Mo hone, of Virginia, has given Gen. Har rison to understand that ho is the onlj claimant to tho title of Solid Soutl smasher. lie is not pleased at the pros pectof a West Virginian getting ahea< of hini. Virginia and West Virgini cannot both get into tho Cabinet. While General Harrison is on thebes of terms with General Nathan Goff, an< on general principles prefers him t Mahonc, believing as he does that Goi has wrought a great victory in West Vii giuia aud done more to put the South i the other column than any man soutl of the Potomac, he has to face an unei peeled opposition to GofT in the perso: of Stephen B. Elkins. Just here ther is a bit of inside history. Mr. Elkin went to Chicago to accomplish tw things?to nominate Mr. Blaine and fl General Harrison in his Cabinet as Sec-1 rotary of State?firmly believing that be would succeed. He was very close to General Harri*nn and regarded as one of bia I u.v'iii In. M.g. Mr. Elkins claims legal residence in Went Virginia. That means just now that he will not. if he can help it, let Goff into the Cabinet to overshadow him; neither will his fatherin-law, ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, who is General Harrison's most intimate friend. Both Davis and Elkins will fight Gofl." There is less truth in the above than there is in the average Cabinet story. General Goff ie not posing as a hero, though bid splendid ton1 successful cam* paign for Governor of this State has ad, tied to the admiration in which he was held by the Republicans of the country and by many who ate not Republicans. He has not asked directly or indirectly for a place in the Cabinet, though he has been much spoken of in that connection and more by Republicans of other States than by his party frieudq in hid own State. lie is not in any contention with Geueral Mahone on this or any other question. Mr. Klkins is not opposing General Gotl's elevation to the Cabinet or to any other position of honor. Mr. Elkins and General Goff are good friends, and if General Harrison were to call General Goff to the Cabinet nobody would be butter pleased than Mr. Elkins, who recognizes General GofTs fitness for such a distinction and knows that his appointment would be enthusiastically received in West Virginia and applauded throughout the country. It must be that aewB is very scarce along the Atlantic seaboard, or such stories would not be concocted. Gone to WunhluK'.oii. Messrs. Cowden and Dobbins, of the Republican State Executive Committee, 1 left last evening on the Baltimore & < Ohio for Washington, where they will be joined by Hon. ~N. B. Scott, West ' Virginia's member of the National Committee. The mission of these gentle- ' men is to confer with General GofT on i the Gubernatorial situation in this State. < There is no longer any question of t the Democratic intention to defeat the i seating of General Golf if the Legis- I lature can bo controlled to that end. i The Democratic managers have been sly in their movements, but with all ' their caution they have not been able to ' completely cover all their tracks. I The visiting statesmen will lay before I fJunuml aiimn <1nfn in lliiiiptimuuiRa. I ion and counsel with hiin concerning 1 the Democratic movement. It is hoped < that Chairman Quay may return to ' Washington in time to take part in the i conference, but this is hardly probable. ' The meeting will be held in the Ebbitt Houso with closed doers. Search will be mude under the sofa and behind the window curtains for the Pickerton detectives of the Democratic State Committee. The detectives will be telegraphed to Washington early this morn- i m?. _ QUAY CALLS OX UAKKISON. Th? Two Lradurn Meet for Uitt Firat Tliue In IiidinuniiMllri. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. ID.?The morning trains from Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Cleveland brought many Loyal Legion Veterans to attend the banquet to-night. Colonel William Cassius Goodloe, of Kentucky, is among tho arrivals. Senator Quay, accompanied by Hon. John C. New, General Williams and Colonel Britton drove out to General Harrison's residence this morning, arriving about 11 o'clock. General Harrison anticipated the arrival of his distinguished visitors and came out into the hallway us they wore announced. Ilero he was introduced by Colonel New to Chairman Quay. Tho famous man of silence cordially grasped bunds, and General Harrison, welcoming uio oeuator, led the way to his library, aceom^anied by Colonel New, General WilauiB and Colonel Britton. After a half hour's general conversation Messrs. Williams and Britton concluded their call, leaving Chairman Quay and Colonel New cloaited with the President-elect. ' Mr. Quay was the General's guest at lunch. Shortly after 2 o'clock the Pennsylvania Senator returned to his hotel and will leave for Washington this evening. THE LOYAL LEU ION Drop* In On the I'realrient-KIect for n Ilun<l-Slmko. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 19.?General Harrison practically gave the entire day up to receiving visitors, fie did manage, howjver, to get in a couple of hours' work in his library this morning, prior to 10 o'clock. No sooner had he concluded his talk with Senator Quay, after lunch, than the Loyal Legion visitors began to pour in upon him. The veterans gave the entire afternoon up to social enjoyment. The weather was delightful. At noon the 350 visiting members of the Loyal Legion congregated at the Bates House. When Commanderin-Chief Hayes appeared in the lobby of the hotel, considerably grayer than when last here, he was accorded a veritable ovation by his comrades, who pressed around liiui and shook hands with great cordiality. It took General Hayes half an hour to get through the crowd and up the stairs to the Ordinary. where at 1 o'clock the Loyal Lesion , | formally began their exercises, which, however, lasted only u few moments, i and an adjournment was taken until 0 ; o'clock p. in. In the evening a new local post was i formed. President-elect Harrison was present, and received an ovation. A i banquet followed, at which General Lew Wallace presided. Ex-President i Haves made a fine speech in which he H?id there was no politics in the Loyal Legion. WHERE CliEVEL.A.ND W1LI, RESIDE. 1 llrjiurt that llo Han Uocldwl (a Accept nu ftacagrnieiit lp N?*w York. I Piui.ai)kli'iiia, Pa., Dec. 19.?Mrs. Cleveland says she is cojoying her stay - here much, as she always docs. She is | > very fond of Philadelphia, aqd would I i like to make her home here after the close of the present administration. Jn- j deed there has been some serious con' sideration of that subject, but strong bu< I siness reasons were advanced in favor of 1 a residence by tho President in or near I ' New York. It is not quite decided that I 8 upon the expiration of his term the } President and Mrs. Cleveland will reside " at Orange, N. J., and Mr. Cleveland will 1 have an important business occupation in New York, too rreaiuent hub ueen * offered the management of several im1 uortant financial institutions in New * York City, and it is understood that he * has quite decided to accept one of the f oilers. He lias also been tendered some 1 law partnerships in New York, but it is ' said that ho lias determined not to re1 turn to the practice of law pure and sim* Ple* t The Aetlv* AnnrchUU. 1 Chicago,Dec. 19.?The Arbeiter Bund, J an anarchist organization, which the police havo been trying to suppress, js n preparing to hold a meeting in spite of li the authorities ne*t Sunday. The ostensible object of the gathering is to u adopt a constitution and by-laws and e elect officers. The members of the bund, is anticipating trouble from the police, are o talking of going into court to procure an z inj unction to prevent police interference. HE FORGOT WEERE HE ff AS Senator Voorhees Makes a Free Trade Stump Speech. THE WIND IS KNOCKED OUT Of hi?Tirade by Three or Four Judicious "Word*?The Arrangement for the Tarifl* Debate and HeceiM u? Proponed. Washington, D. C., Dec. 19.?The Senate at 12:40 resumed consideration of the tariff bill. Mr. Reagan called attention to paragraph 176 fixing the duty on lead ore and lead dross at half a cent per pound, with a proviso that lead ore containing silver or silver ore containing leud shall pay a duty of half a cent a pound. He referred to it in connection with ores from Mexico, and said that the adoption of the proviso would break up the smelting establishments in El Paso. He moved to strike out tho proviso. Mr. Allison said that the Finance Committee believed that lead introduced in connec* tion with silver ore ought to pay the same duty as other lead did. lie did , not see why the lead contained in silver ore snould he exempted from duty. Mr. Voorhee8 arose to muke a speech 1 upon the bill -itself. He spoke of the palpable role which it had been designated to play iu the presidential canvass. It was not ot natural birth. It had been < conceived in dread und feur of an awak- , ening of public opinion on the subject of , unjust, oppressive uud dishonest taxa- , Lion. Its object was not the general ( welfare, nor tho reduction of taxation, . but merely to gain temporary political success. It was the offspring of a secret < caucus conclave. Tho country could not j joon forget the extraordinary features of the long session of the Fiftieth Con- , caress, and now this bill wus being bur- . ried through the Senate as if to avoid its 1 exposure. Was it an honest measure to , ibulish that species of haman serfdom t which compelled people to pay double . prices for the necessaries of life in order 3 to enrich tho manufacturers who sold them? Or was it a mere make-shift, a fraudulent pretence, a sham assumed in . the fiu:u of ii dire emerironcv. a tub ' thrown to the wbule iH the Hurry; u I seuiblauceof a reform of abuse? An ex- t animation of the details of the bill 1 would, he said, give an answer to those t inquiries. a , lie then attacked the sugar, salt and j wool clauses in the bill separately. lie- i ferring to the schedule on wool and its j manufactured products, he said that the ] substitute increased those duties at least four millions a year. Not only, therefore, was there no symptom of reform in the substitute, but it whs u gross 1 exaggeration of the worst features of the present vicioussystem of over-taxed and enslaved labor. The bill was, in every t part of it, a cheat aud a fraud. Tiie in- j crease of duty on flannel goods, he said, wuu so rank and llugrunt, in its wrong 1 and oppression, that it would go far to ( educate the people as to the true intent 1 and meaning of tarilT by the Republican . party. As to blankets,Jhe said that a pair . worth $3 would be-rnised by the proposed rates of duty to $5 85, the duty be- i ing equivalent to 95 per cent ad valorem, . It would be diiticult to convince the plain laboring men and women of the . country that the huge tax should be al- . lowed to creep into their beds with them . at night and like a hideous und perpetual , nightmare rob them of their rest, all for , the sake of giving soft couches, downy pillows and sumptuous homes to a few , protected millionaires. A close inspection of the whole preposterous measure j disclosed its consistent and coherent character as a fraud on the tax paying people of the United States brought for- | ward at the behest of insatiate monopo- . lies, dishonest companies and arrogant 1 trusts. . Mr. Ilawley said it was amazing to re- : fleet that after all which the Senator . had said about the great evils of the ; tariff the Democracy had not during the ( last twenty-six years passed a tariff bill , through Congress, and bad never passed ( one through its own House of Kepresentatives until last July. If as the Senator had declared in bis florid and exaggerated language, the tariff was , worse than African slavery, why did not the Democratic party ever have , sense and unity aud courage euough to pass a tariff bill before last July? " After further debate the vote was , taken on Mr. Vance's amendment, and it was rejected. Yeas, 18; nays, 23. Paragraphs 178,17!) and 180, referring to lead in sheets, metallic mineral sub- t stances in a crude state, were read and no amendments offered. 1 Schedule D. relating to wood and < wooden wares, and E, relating to sugar, were passed over iuformally with the statement that paragraphs so laid aside would not be taken up before the end of the bill was reached. This brought the consideration of the bill down to Schedule F, "tobacco, cigars, etc," when it was laid aside, about three pages of the bill having been actually disposed of to-day. After an executive session the Senate adjourned. This evening tho indications are that an agreement will be reached to-morrow by the Senate upon the question of holiday adjournment, and in connection therewith an agreement as to the length of debate on the tariff bill. The Demo cratic Senators held a caucus after adjournment this evening, und authorised Messrs. Harris and Vest to propose to Messrs. Morrill and Sherman, representing the Kepublican Senators, a proposition embodying the following provisions : To adjourn on Friday next until January 7, as fixed by the House resolution ; to hold daily sessions beginning at 11 a. tn. and continuing till at least 15:30 p. m. until the tariU bill is disposed of, and finally to vote on the tariff bill I January -U. una io III jnatuwi uuimony with the Republican proposition, savo in the matter of nigl)t sessions. f-f A HucgCKtlon *o i'r??ce. Washington, D. C., Dec. 10.?In the Senate to-day Mr. Edmunds introduced and had referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations the following resolution: Resolved, That the Government of tlje United States will look with serious concern and disapproval upon any connection of any European government with the construction or control of any ship canal across the Isthmus of Durien or across Central America, and must regard any such connection or control as injurious to the just rights and interests of the United States and a menace to their welfare. Itesolveil, That the President of the Lulled oiaies do requested 10 cumuiuuicate this expression of the views of Coil? gress to thegoverrimehtsof the countries of Europe. Will b* Hrjrrted. W A8UINGTON, D. 0., Dec. 19.?The information asked from the Department of Justice respecting certain criticism madp upon Leon 0. Bailey, recently nominated to be United States Attorney for the District of Indiana, has been placed in the possession of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is understood that an adverse report will be made upon the nomination in a few days. T1IE ALASKA INQDIBY. George K. Tingle'* name Figures In an Un* envluble Light?Damaging Testimony. WashInotoit, D. C.,*Dec. lfJ.?The House Committee on Fisheries to-day began the investigation of the alleged outrages in Alaska. Mr. Wm. Gavitt, special treasury agent to the Seal Islands, testified that the Alaska company's agents at St. George's Island respect neither the laws of God nor man. Among other things he said they furnished liquor to prostitutes in an underhand manner. Witness said that the whole island was a place of prostitution from one end to the i other. An agent of the company had declared he would break a man's head if he refused to bring his (the man's) wife to him. Witness presented a letter from Treasury Agent Tingle, which he regarded as u piece of blackmail inteuded to discount his public statements. Mr. T. N. Kyau, a special agent of the government at the Seal Island of St. George from April 1885 to 1887, was the next witness. He said the chief trouble with the compauy's employes was that tUey assumed toomucii auinomy, arm seemed to iiavo the impression that their company owned the island aud the sea besides. Witness formulated rules forbidding females ou the Island from visiting the Company's and the Government's houses, but Mr. Tingle, bis superior officer, had declared uurh a rule null. It was impossible to imagine what influenced him to do this, us the order was issued in the interests of law aud decency. Adjourned. The Wultiiig Territories* Washington, Dec. 10.?Mr. Springer, of Illinois, stated in the House that at a meeting of the Committee on Territories this morning it had been determined ;hat the Territorial bills would not be called up for consideration until January lfi. Mr. Buchanan, of New Jersey?Why ;hia sudtlen cessation of activity, Mr. springer? Mr. Springer?It is the unanimous vish of the committee, there being no ! jolitics in it Mr. Springer demanded the yeas and . javs regarding the vote as a test vote on | he bill. The motion was defeated? eas 05, nays 105. i Whnt It Cost* to Keep u Coachman* Washington, D. C., Dec. 10.?Amasa 3. Paul, administrator of the estate of he late Edward C. Paul, to-day entered ' luit against United States-Senator Cul- \ oiu, of Illinois, for ?10,000 damages, the mit growing out the death of Prof. Paul, vno wad nuuen down una miuuy iu- , ured by Joseph Chase, a negro coachnun in the employ of the Senator. Prof. Paul was riding his bicycle when he was , idden down and killed. TUltKlBLti KLIXZAKD IX CANADA. Lout?StorieM or Urent Suffering? Train Sirvlre Interrupted. Montreal, Dec. 10.?Train service in lie province is greatly delayed by the | all of snow. Monday afternoon six farners started from Bourchervillo for this rity with wagons loaded with produce, i They had to cross the river on the ice in he height of a storm aud nothing has >een seen of them since. It is feared J hey broke through the ico and were Irowncd. Two brothers, Hugh and Michael NValsh, who arrived exhausted , it Carillon last evening, tell a terrible . itory of suffering. They were attempt- 1 ing to cross with a team on the ice to i hat placo from Point Fortune; In the | niddleof the river the hurricane overlook them and the ico brono up. The ?am wife swept away and they only es- ! :aped death by jumping on a largo ice j l??e. The remainder of the night was j jpent in terrible agony driftiug on their 'rail 8up]>ort upon the tempest tossed iver. M daylight the ice floe grounded j m a small island and their sad plight jeing seen from the shore a boat was jut off and they were rescued. Beports of more serious loss of life and lamage are expected when the telegraph s once more in working order. A dis r>atch from Quebec says that the storm 1 which has been raging there since Sun- I lay rose to a blizzard yesterday, aud the wind and snow are sweeping the almost ui..l?ni<? The thoroughfares are terribly drifted. Ml communication is cut oil between town and country. Farmers from the surrounding districts here say that the roads are almost impassable and fences und buildings have been blown down, which will result in enormous damage. It was ditllcult for tlnm even to get to their barns to care for their stock. Htorina on the Fuclllc Count. San Francisco, Dec. 19.?Captains of coasting vessels report the recent storm along the coast from Cape Mendocino to Oafie Flattery as the worst in their experience. Captain Salmoud, of the Hawaiian collier Costa Rica, was thrown by the heavy sea from the bridge to the deck and had an arm broken* Several colliers from the north came in yesterday, nearly a week overdue. It is feared that some of the heavily laden coal ves* Bels from l'uget sound did not weather the storm, as several are long overdue. Conductors Witrunl Aynloht tit* New Order. Cbuar Ramus, Iowa, Dec. 19.?The chief officers of the order of railroad conductors, located here, deny the report from Lob Angeles, Cul., that the association west of the Jtlissouri Hivor has disbanded, and say that ouly two-local points are affected, and that there is no indication of any further disaffection. They claim that the new order is organized to affiliate with striking organizations, and that as snon as conductors learn the nature of it (he will have nothing to jlo with it. Natural Uui Did It. Indianapolis, Dec. 10.?Tho residence of Charles Wilhite, in Ilaughyille, a suburban village, was wrecked to-day by at} explosion of natural gas. A cap ptl one of the pipes had been left oil and when the gas was turqe4 on the house was at 01*00 filled with gas and the ezplosion followed. Mrs. Wilhite was seriously injured and her recovery is doubtful. No New* From JJkw YqRJh Bee. 10.?The Ilaytian acting Consul in this city stated that up to noon to-day no official information had been roceived from Hayti. Ho bad not expected any official documents by the steamer Saginaw which arrived yesterday, as that ship touched only at the UUlkUCIU JJUIbUi ilUJll. Karthqunke In New York State. Troy, N. Y., Dec. Ill?A shopk ftj earthquako was felt in Washington ami Warren ferities wt 6:40 this morning. The vibration lasted about four seconds. Buildings were violently shaken. Quaking In th? Cnliklll*. Rondout, N. Y., Dec. 19.?People living in certain portions of the Gatskill mountains say that three slight earthquake shocks yrer*3 felt eqrly this morning. Tiie best cure for rheumatism or neuralgia is Salvation Oil, used according to directions. 96 cents. Embroidered Slippers at J. W. Amitk & Co.'s. IMAGINED SUE WAS HOODOOED. Remarkable Manner Adopted by a Negreaa Co Oet Rid of a 'Charm." Wichita, Kas., Dec. 19.?-A remarkable story is told by a merchant from Kingman county. "Near the little village of Bross, Kingman county," lie said, "lives a farmer named Bartlett with his family, consisting of a son of 21, a daughter of 1*0 and one of 8. The domestic work was done by a negro woman, who was formerly a slave. She imagined that she was hoodooed. The person suspected of having placed the Bpell on her was the elder daughter of her employer and she informed the girl of her suspicions. The young lady determined to have some fun out of the old negress, and said she was deteriniued to keep the spell up until her victim was dead. The negress then commenced to design a means of ridding herself of this terrible spell. A few nights ago she una uu* gin were leu aione in me nouse while the rest of the family went to a neighbors. The negress attacked the girl aiid tied her hand and foot, stripped tier of all her clothing, beat her unmercifully, and concluded her revenge by smearing the girl's body with paint. She then locked her victim up in a room and disappeared. It was not till the following morning that the girl was discovered. She is now in a critical condition. The negress has not yet been found. Another account says the negress,after painting the girl's body tied her up in an old fire place, and built a fire about her and then iled. The girl was shortly afterward found 4>y a neighbor and rescued from her perilous position, but she died during the night. The country is beiug scoured for the negress and if she is found will be lynched. WfllTJS CAP WARNIKQ& Conl Dealer* and N?sw?pnj?er Jlen In 1111* iioln Receive lliem. Aurora, III., Dec. 19.?The White : Caps have opened a correspondence 1 bureau in Aurora und tho newspapers ^ nud coal dealers have thus far u monopo- . ly of the communications. Alderman < Jungles received a letter which ordered < biui to stop giving short weight on coal ' under penalty of receiving a visit from 1 Lhe White Caps of local brauch 27. The , letter was adorned with red ink representations of skulls aud cross bones, white caps and snakes. Other coal dealers have received similar cominuni- 1 cation*. Coal is selling for $0 75 a ton, , mi important drop, the result of strong ! competition, and the letters allege that the difference in price is more than made up by the shortage in weight aud insist tiiat it must cease orthe "Black Snuke" will bo employed to enforce the demand. Editor Burton, of the Daily Jitprcu, has nlso been warned to stop publishing articles derogatory to the cause of the Burlington striken?. While Cup*' Work. Cleveland, Doc. 19. ? Early this morning the White Caps tore down the saloon of John Messamore nt Kuwson, Hancock county, pouring the liquor into the gutter. They left a warning for the saloonkeeper not to resume business. A liLlliN OK TKlillUlu itreel Cur Conductor* ami Driver* lit Cblciiko itnldfd by Tlilevcu. Ciiicaoo, Dec. 19.?Thero was quite a reign of terror among West Side car men ; last evening caused by the raids of a gang I jf pickpockets. About 5 o'clock two men boarded a Madison street car and j attacked the conductor, endeavoring to ( ritle his pockets. A rough and tumble i light ensued. The conductor succeeded < in reaching the bell ropo and stopping t the cur, when both of his assailants ran. : The conductor and driver pursued them I and captured both, turning them over to 1 Llie police. The conductor was bo badly 1 beaten that he was compelled to lay off. Later in the evening another conductor . waa assaulted by two thugs and severely 1 beaten, but he succeeded in protecting* hid cash and driving oir his assailants. ' Several other conductors had their i pockets picked. i T11M WAliAUK KIOT. I [bo ltnre War Still iu Propeil-Tour More j Nrsruon Killed by the I'onne. Wahalak, Miss., Dec. 19.?a. rep?rt has just reached hero that an armed posse overtook four of the negro participants in Sunday night's tragedy. One of the four resisted and was riddled with bullets. The, other three wero thou banned to surrounding trees. Theposso , has sworn to run down all the negroes who fled to tho hills on tho night of the atl'ray. There are at least fifteen other ; negroes in hiding. Meridian, Miss., Dec. 10.?The situa* tion at Walhalak remaiua unohnnged. The negroes implicated In the killing of Mawry and Cobb and other c(tizens of Kemper county, have all disappeared i and no trace of them has been discover* ed up to time of this writing. Theoounty is quiet. Cobb and Mawry were buried yesterday and tho wounded are doing (airly well. The rumor that several negroes were killed in or near Wahalak yesterday is utterly without foundation. ALL QUIET AT BEV^ Dlfllculty la Flfulliur Jutllotiueuu Against I lie Illotera. Mt. Louis, Dec. 19.?The latest information from the Bevior, Mo., coal mines is that everything is quiet and that no further trouble is expected so long as the militift remain there. The grand jury has adjourned without finding any indictments against any of the rioters. Over forty witnesses were examined, but, it was impossible to extract from them sufticientof the proper fcind of testimony to bane indictments upon. Neither side would give the other away, Murtlcr In tlt? t'liwuluw Nation. Ft. Smith, Ahk., Dec. 10.?Information has been received by tbe United States Marshal of tho murder of James Sacra at Caddo, Choctaw Nation, by M. P. Overton, son q( cx-Qoveinor Overton, q( tho Chickasaw Nation. Tbe murder occurred on the 17th inst. Sacra was a prominent stock man, whose home is at Sherman, Texas. . CONDENSED TUl.tXiKAUH. At Cincinnati A. Bert, of the Crystal Hall, made an assignment yesterday. Assets $35,000, liabilities $30,000. Mr. Hayes, of Iowa, from tj\e Qommittee on Accounts, fepqrted as a privileged matter a bill authorising tbe appointment of clerks to Senators and Representatives not chairmen of committees. The President sent to the Senate yesterday the nomination of Thomas Burke, ol Washington Territory, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of tt^e Territory vice Charley ?. Bk>yle, deceased. The President of the North Chicago Rolling Mill Company, Mr.O. \V. Potter, says that his company has a contract with the Union Pacific railroad for 17,000 tons of rails: that the contract was originally awarded to Mr. Carnegie, but that owing to an excess of work in his mills, it was handed over to the Chicago Company. The price is stated to be about $27 60 per ton. II GARRETT POIICf To be Revived in the Manage mentof the B. & 0. Road. MAYER ELECTED PRESIDEN I?UU ajICIIUCi mnjio I'limi nuu wn The Road to bo Mutlc a Trunk Lino Through to Sew York. Meeting of the Directors. Baltimore, Mn.f Dec. 19.?Charles I Mayer bos been elected President of th Baltimore <& Ohio railroad. It is state that be will at once revive to some ex tent the old aggressive policy of the Gai retts. It is believed that be will favo the construction of a road from this cit; to Staten Island, making the Baltimore i Ohio in reality what it has been long ii name, an independent trunk line. As i line is projected already from Twenty fourth street and Penn avenue, Phila delphia, to Wayne Junction, and an other line is being constructed from Elizabeth, N. J., to Staten Island, then would be only about seventy miles o road to build, which would cost, it it estimated, not over $10,000,000. Will ample terminals at Staten Island, it ii believed the company could easily eari the interest on the cost. The construe tion of the Philadelphia extension whj denounced as a reckless exhibition o: extravagance, but in the second vear tlx net earnings were large enough to de fray all expenses of completing the double track and all but $500,000 of the interest account. This year this division is expected to do still better, besides fur nishinir a good deal of trallio for the main line. A resolution was adopted requesting the committee appointed last April to investigate the liuancial condition of the company not to make a report until they joulu bringa full and final report. It had jeen the intention of the minority of the committee (Messrs. Gorman and Lanihao, State and city directors) to report to-day. The monthly report of earning;) and xpenses of the company for November shows: Earnings for November, 1888, $1,000,302; for November, 1887, $1,709,387. Expen sea for November, 1888, $1,187,923; lor November, 1887, $1,220,741). Net decrease, $100,151). After the adjournment of the Board of Directors a reported called upon Mr. Samuel Spencer, the retiring President, ind asked hiui if he had any statemeut to make. lie replied: "As to the varous newspaper statement which have been made regarding my retirement from the Presidency of the Baltimore & Ohio Company, I have only to 6ay that until iftcr the stockholders' meeting, on November 11), I wasabsolutely without any information as to what the composition jf the new Board would be. There had lever been any indications of dissatisaction, so far as 1 knew, with the munigement of the properly, and I had no eason to suspect any intention as to a :hange in the Presidency. Some days af,er that meeting a member of the Board idvised me of a preference on tho part of certain large stockholder interests for Mr. Mayer for the position, and Mr. Mayer subsequently stated to me that ho tuul consented to the use of his name, rhese gentlemen came of their own accord, and I could not regard their statements as coming from a Board then uujrganized. Under these circumstances, ind as no causes for the desired change ivere given, I preferred to await such mthorative expressions as the Board, or i majority of it, might see tit to make, [t has actcd to-day, exercising rights which no one will question, and I have now nothing to sav on the subject." \ t _ ...i"..... ?i.? ..t il.? mr. njiuucei uikco uiu uuuuu ui uic Board very coolly, and his dignified deportment has not been at all ruffled, rtiat he has managed the Baltimore & Ohio with consuuiate skill, both as a railroad man and as a financier, is admitted by the whole business public, md his retirement is generally regretLed. Mr. Mayer is fifty-six years of age and is a Baltimorean by birth. He is recognized as a man of fine business talents. Mr. Mayer is also President of the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the Susquebanua & Tidewatei Canal Company, and a number of othei corpoiations. How It Was Done. Baltimore, Md., Dec. 19.?The regular monthly meeting of the Board ol Directors of the Baltimore & Ohio Kail .J ?i.:? .1... ti.. ruwi vuuijiuii}' wi? uum una nay. iui board is composed of twenty-three mem bore, and all were present except Mr 13. H. Furren. The meeting was called to order by President Spencer, who pre Bided until the minutes of the last meet ing were read and approved, after which the election of President beinjr in order he called to the chair Mr. William E Burns. Decatur H. Miller nominated Mr. Charles F. Mayer for President for tlu ensuing year. Mr. Mayer received thirtoon votes, while Mr. Spencer received 8, Mr. Mayer not voting. Mr. Mayer, 01 taking the chair, briefly thanked tlx board, and expressed the hopo that witl their aid and co-operation he would b< able to mauugo the uiraira of the company in such u manner as would be sat isfautory to all interests. DEATH OF REV. ISAAC KKRETT. A Noted Christian Editor and Miniate: Dead?A Krleud at Gartlold. Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 10.?The Rev Isaac Errett, of tho Christian Church one of the oldest and best known divinei in it, died at his residence in Terranci Park this morning, at a very advanced age. He was an early and a dear life long friend of the latQ President Gar field, and took a prominent part in th< fupeial at the murdered President a Oleveland. Ho was President of th< Standard Publishing Company, and fo yours has been editor in. chief of th< ChriMian Standard, printed In this city A County Officer** Dlngrace. Chicago, Dec. 10.?Charless. Cutting a master in Chancery aud a member o the County Board of Education, was'ar rested this morning, charged with bein accessory iu uurgiary. oorau time ag about $11,100 worth of bonds were stole; from the office of a hardware firm. Cul ting, it is said, began negotiation for the return of the bonds. This le to his arrest. In police court thi morning the case was continued. Hi office was searched for the miaain bonds, but they were not found. Mr, Cutting, when seen, said he coul not understand why he bad been arresl ed and denied all criminality in the mat ter. Railway Hrl<ig? ?w*pt Away. K**tvills, N. 8., Dec. 19.?The Wine eor 4 Annapolia railway bridge at Caa bridge baa been carried away by freabet. Three dama above the bridj gave way and the heavy volume of watt pouring down waa too much for th structure. It will be aome time befoi trains can croa?. A TEKKIBIjE IHSASrEK. A lSrldgn Carried Out by Ic?, Carrying KJaran Workmen with It. Hookset, X. H., Dec. 19.-?A short distance north of thin station are three wooden bridges spanning tho Merriinac river on the Sun Cook branch of the T Concord railway. These bridges have 1 been undergoing repaire, and on account of the ice and high water it Iihs been t. necessary to stay them with heavy timbers. This forenoon a large gang of men were at work on the middle bridge, when the ice suddenly and without warning began to move, precipitating the bridge ' and eleven men over the falls and into water. Three men were drowned and the remaining eight wero rescued in nn e injured condition. The drowneti <nen j belonged at Sun Cook. A relief train , has been dispatched and the injured ' men will bo brought here. Master Bridge Builder Patterson, of r the Concord Kailroad. who was at Hooksct when the accident occurred this [ forenoon, has reached here by special train. lie states that a force of eleveq 1 men, including carpenters and helpers, n were at work on the middle of the twin bridges when,, about 11 o'clock, the crackling of iron and limbers was heard and before any one could escape the - bridge moved and was precipitated over i tbo falls into the river. Nine of the eleven went over the falls, three of them being drowned. Two in some manner * got upon the ice above and did not go 9 over. One of the drowned men was , Silas Goodale, of Hookset, aged 35, who Imd been Mr. Patterson's foreman for 8 severalyears. The other two belonged in i Nashua. The men who escaped did so by clinging to portions of the bridge and t floating to placcs of safety from which f they were rescued in boats. > .. THE I'KOPUSKDNKW CABLE > From Australia to Vuiirohver?Popularity , of lltn Projoct. Seattle, \V. T., Dec. H).?On the subf ject of Australian opinion respecting the , proposed cable from Australia to Van1 couvcr, Principal Grant said at field, R. e C., on his return to Canada: The mer- rt chants of Milbourne are a unit on the ! subject. Sir Thomas Mcllrath, Premier t of Queensland, heartily concurs with Premier Gilles, of Victoria, and thinks that the sooner a steamship liue is estnliliulnxl (In* l>ntt<>r Sir llnnrv PiirltH. Premier of New South Wales, said that ' his colony was opposed to the enter- c prise at* waa reported. In seconding u t vote of thanks at a meeting in Sydney t; he spoke in favor of it. The members of t; his government spoke similarly iu pri- a vate. South Australia is no longer op- d posed to it, since tier interests in the u traus-eontincntal lines to Port Darwin are not to sutler be the proposed new route. AlHIStilHNT HAirm. J A Night lu Jvrntsy" ut tlie CJrnnci?Tliu ti CildHNbluwura. tl This evening the fatnoub farce-comedy, r "A Night in Jersey," will .open an en- n gageuient of three nights and a matinee at the Grand. It ought to havo a good house, aud doubtless will. It is highly ^ spoken of. ^ The Bohcminu glassblowers continue ti to jjive interesting and instructive exhi- t| bitious and lectures in Sheib's old music c room under the Grand. All patrons y draw prizes; open afternoon and night. "Tlio Striata of N?w Y irk." The impression made by this attrac- e tion, which is to hold the boards at the g Opera House to-morrow evening, is good e wherever it has appeared. The Boston v Transcript, which rarely becomesenthuslastic, suys Mr. Frank Kilday received an ovation when .he appeared there in the role formerly taken by Frank I. u Frayne. The sale of seats opened at t House's music store yesterday. jj "Curl" (Jurdner Coining. v Charles A. Gardner's new, original ? l.. ?i ni .v piUiurctHjuu UUIUCUJ, lauicimiiii) m which ho is to appear at the Opera House Saturday afternoon and evening, faithfully represents the true homo life rj of Germany, with its joys, games and ,, pastimes and fireside pictures. Two scenes especially are brought prominently forward, a tpui$lubc, or spinning bee, and an original eiengerfest, in which 1 well known singing societies participate, assisted by a double Tyrolean quartette. Ten new songs are in Mr. Gardner's port- , folio ready for public approval, and they will no doubt make the usual hit. Mr. \ Gardner assumes tho role of Herman, a x Tyrolean guide, and wears the identical 1 dress that brave personage possessed ' when he received the medal for his ' bravery during the recent floods in that ' ' country. It is a great play; its motive, < ' taken as it is from real life, makes it the I more interesting. "A Hole in the Ground." j Manager Heister is indeed fortunate i . in having secured for his Christmas at- I 1 traction one of Hoyt's farce-comedies i that has never been seen here. "A Hole [ in the Ground" will be seen at the ' Opera House Monday evening and Christmas matinee and night. George < ' Richard* will appear in his ludicrous , * creation of the traveling stranger, whose life is made miserable during the delay ' at the country railroad station, and Miss Nettie Lyford will be seen as the pert [ Lunch Counter Girl. In the cast will be . Frank Lawton, the whistler, the Station , . Agent; Julian Mitchell, as League Urn- ' pire; Messrs. Mitchell and McDowell, as the Fly Hotel Runners and the Dap- . per Commercial Tourists, and a bevy of bright and pretty tailor-made girls. There will be new music, fresh fun, catchy choruses and the usual clever 1 attributes of one of Hoyt's laughable entertainments. "Prince Metlnmnlem." The Christmas attraction at the Grand * is to be the Kimball Opera Company, ' under the management of A. It. Jacobs b and Mrs. Jennie Kimball, the mother e and manager of Corinne, in "Prince Methusalem." The company claims tifty artists, and some of the people in " the cast have wide fame. Other operas - to bo given during the week are e "Mikado," "Mascot," "Princess of Tret bizonde," and ^Queen's Lace llandkere chief." _ ' Railroad Suit Mottled. Last evening's Steubenville JInald says: Ex-Governor Richards received a message this afternoon that the Wheel? ing & Lake Erie railroad had won in the < the case of the South Pennsylvanio <5: Ohio against tbeir company and the Ncel es' tate. This is the case of a disputed right g of way in Warren township upon which o Judge Hance delivered a pro forma iudgQ ment rendering the temporary injuno^ tion against the Wheeling A Lake Erie 8 perpetual, and which was argued la*t J week to two of the Circuit Judges in B chambers at St. Clairsville upon a mo tion of the Wheeling <fc Lake Erie to ? suspend the injunction. The injunction in accordingly suspended, though d just upon what grounds is not yet I. learned. The status of atTairs cannot be I. ascertained until the decision is known. Tn* news from the seat of war is constantly contradictory, but not so from I* Dr. Bull's Cough Sprup; ivery report \m concerning it proves it to be the best Cough Syrup known. Only 25 cents a bottle. >e i? it One Hundred Plush and Leather >o Photograph Albums put on sale to-day, e at special low prices, by John W. Ii*iskkll, 22 Twelfth street. TIE SULTAN'S CB0EL1Y. Prisoners Brutally Executed in the Streets of Zanzibar. NEWS OF A FRESH MASSACRE. Men, Women and Chrildreu Killed and (iirlM Curried Off?Sninoans Capture .Etna?Other Interest in k Foreign New#. London, Dec. 19.?A dispatch from Zanzibar says that in .pursuance of the Sultan's orders four natives who were awaiting trial for murder, were terribly und ppnntlif oviipiitml in (lio litniKta nf the town, their heads cut oil' and their bodies left where they had fallen, exposed and unguarded, until the evening of the day of execution. The Suluin has ordered that twenty-four prisoiijrs, including one woman, who had been sentenced for life, be put to death in a limilar manner during the next few veeks, a few to bo executed each day. riie British Consul has vainly protested igainst these atrocities. The Sultan has >roclaimed that in future he will beguiled by the Mohamuiedun law only. lie las bestowed the power of capital nunishnent on local governors, and lias orlained that their sentences shall not bo lubject to appeal. News has been received of an outbreak >etween the Arusba ami Massai tribes. Hie former tribe had enticed the Massai varriors into making a cow lifting expelition, and during their absence the Vrushas entered the Miwsai settlement, nassacred the old men and women and ihildren and seized the younger women or concubines. They also carried olF 4,000 head of cattle. The Alawai wariurs, returning from the expedition ami luding their homes devastated, luuientd for three days, and then commenced war against the Arushas, which will irobably last for three years, and result n the devastation of the country west of bo KiliuaNijaro mountain. Axworthy HM Settle Up. London, Dec. 10?The action brought. gainst ex-City Treasurer Axworthy, of lleveland, Ohio, were settled to-day in lie Court of Queen s bench. The noions arose from banking disputes. With he sanction of the court Axworthy greed to pay 32,000 pounds and summer his property in America in' Settle ient of the actions. John DIIImii Honored. Waterford, Dec. 10.?Mr. John Dil in was presented to-day with the freeoin of the city of Waterford. In retiming thanks ho said tbat he valued tie honor even more than the address ccently presented to him by his fellow aembers of Parliament. SatuoniiH Cttpiurn Atnn. Lonuon, Dec. 10.?a dispatch from nikland says that news has been reeived from Samoa tbat "the Samoans inder Mataafa have succeeded in cnpuring the most of Atna after a long batle with Tames's forces. The losseb inluded 100 killed and several hundred rounded. Glad* to tie Clieured. London. Dec. 10?Mr. Gladstone startd to-day for Naples. A great crowd had athered at the railway station and the x-Premier was enthusiastically cheered' rhen ho started for Dover. Italy Getting Kriulj . Home, Dec. 19.?The Chamber of Depities to-day by a vote of 118 to 51 odopid the motion of Signor tsuracco, to expend 80,000,000 lire in military and railfay improvements. # llnne Hall in Auntmlln. Sydney, Australia, Dec. 10.?A game f base ball was played here this afterloon between the American teams. ?he result was as follows: All Americas, i; Chicago, 3. THE REPUBLICAN CLUB LEAGUE. )ate Fixed for tlm Notional Convention. To bo Held at llaliliuoro. New York, Dec. 19.?Tho Executivo Committee of tho Kepubliv.au League of lie United States met at the headquarters n this city, 202 Fifth avenue, to-day.* President Foster oceupied the chair. As lie business to bo transateed, naming tho late and place for tho National Convenion, had been already known, the most if the delegates were represented by proxy. Tho dato of the National Contention was set for February 28 and March 1. The place, Baltimore. /This irrangeinent was devised in order to give the many members from all over fl.o ,.nnnlri< fl ? I......... Pr..ui?I..Mf Harrison's inauguration. Mimicnotn'it Otllciiil Vote* St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 19.?Tlie Statu Canvassing Board completed itH work thin afternoon, and the following are the official figures on the recent election: For President, Harrison, 142,41)2; Cleveland, 104,385; Fisk, 15,311; Strceter, 1,007. For Governor?Merriani (Rep.), 134,K55; Wilson (Dern.), 110,254; Harriwm (Prohibition), 17,020; Paul (L.Hbor), 385. The total vote shows an increase of 33,208 over four years ago. At that time Blaine's plurality wan 41,020; Harrison's plurality, 38,107. The Kopublicans gained three Congressmen. The Huori of luimUriitlon. PiTTsntraaii, Dec. 10.?M. F. Ford, Iticlmrd Ciuenthcr, J. M. Fisher and K. F. Merrifield, of the Ford Congressional Committee, arrived here to-night to investigate pauper immigration and contruct labor in this section. To-morrow will bo spent in arranging for the investigation, and on Friday tbey will take testimony. They expect- to complete the work"in time to return to Washington on .Saturday. Spurring Mutch Nlopprd. Chicago, Dec. 19.?The sparring match between Kilraiu aud Mitchell, wliiih has been the drawing card at the Casino Theatre since the first of the week failed to materialize to-night . The manager explained that the police threatened to have his license revoked unless the iiatic encounter was stopped A Kali rood D?nl talmpaei. New York, Dec. 19.?The negotiations between the Norfolk & Western aid Richmond Terminal officials in regard to the joint operation of the ?a*t Tennessee system have fallen through und the meeting nrranged for to-day has been indefinitely postponed. Fire nt Itonr?v?rtu. The large^foundry owned by J. M. rriuc uiiu u. r. .luni'H, at lionct-vcrif, caught firs ami won connurned before aid could arrive. I/jhh, $3,000. No insurance. The citizens are making up a puree to aid Price & J on en in utarui.g up again. The origin of the tire it* not kof-wn, but it im supposed to be the work of an incendiary. Holiday slippers at J. W. Amick &. Co.'a. For fine Gold Eye*Glatses and Spec* taclea go to Hebrank & Bro.'s, 1317 Mar. ket street.