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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1888. VOLUME XXXVII-NUMBER 104. ' I T*TTT*mn nr mTTri nTTTlin If Pi STEP In Violation of Law Usage by the Wetzel Commissioners. CROSS PARTISAN RULINGS. Kills of Inception Signed Only when ; icm>iii?mI by Pendleton'# Attorney*? Capl. llmvern Fined for Itetfcnfintf rnJuHtiCliurKON. Sprcitil DUp'Uch to the InUUigenccr. Nku M.uitjnsvim.k, W. Va., Dec. 21.? At.utlu r hit pin violation of law utMKchas bi'cn taken by the County Court of Wet/t-1 cotinly in its efforts to "make a ,?is for I'lii.lletpn A Co. The court I,us lu-cii in session during the week . ri i: the bills of exception presented t<> them by Captain Bowers, 1 Alkinann. . On WcilnoHiliii' couunci iui ?... ? it wa.1 agreed that the court should take* ) tii. lulls of exception and prepare a' tijurtioranilmn of the changes they wish.jm/, utul this was to be submitted to Ciijititiu lowers in order that ho might j,repar\\ such bills as the court would being the understanding it was, js.ie thing "f a surprise when the sn.'t this morning and announced that ii Imrt already signed four bills of ,.\r, j.fprepared by tho couuscl for ivv'l. toil. Captain Mowers was right,1,11 'v indignant at this departure from tin- ii-n d iiixl ordinary style of practice, ;iiiiI u lii-n tin? court proceeded to enter ii onlw, saying that these bills of ex., had been prepared at his sujrCaptain Mowers proceeded to : .hi . < that assertion as an ' infernal li,.. The court liually concluded that it wns insulted; that however true the ( .h.iain'b assertion wils he said it "too |,hi.I," and that the dignity ot the court huti Milfcred to the amount of $20," and that sum was accordingly assessed ajriiiiiHt liiin. The court adjourned for dinner and upon rea.-Heinbling Capt. Dowers pres. iiti >) his houd and application for apical, hut the court decided thnt he was not entitled to appeal and heaccordingly paid tin- tin*', under protest. There is a general feeling of indignation against tin-action of the court, not only in this hut in everything connected with the recount business The members of the o.iirt who are present seem determined not i-i anything to "hurt the party," and us it h impossible to avoid this without violating their /lii'ial oaths, the "conUkt <?( jurisdiction" is very wearing ii|><>n their constitutions. The court to-day decided that Captain liower.x might prepare hills of exception iIti* iiLin followed bv Pendleton's .'.mjiiwJ in the bills uiready signed, and he is n<> v t-npjjffU in that task. As to whether the court will venture to sign ainyiliin^' that is nut in the handwriting m!tlieeounsel for Pendleton A Co., remains to be seeu. 'I'lm I'tiempt to "laugh down" tho fact fluii every respectable citizen of the county concedes that the ballots were clammed after reaching the courthouse and demands that the crime bo punished uh it deserves, is not proving a sueeetw. The people know that thecriiue ah* committed, are morally convinced as to win' the guilty parties'are, and will Im* g/:t?! to know I hat the punishment is iiH'tu! "Hit speedily to them. There is one feature connected with the newspaper di?eUfcsioti of the election frauds in this coilnly that is wrong, and that is the assumption that the people approve i>i tin- fraud. Such is not Hie case, with the exception of those who scratched the tickets, and a very few very small politicians. x. niirn; CAPS MjAll p.tUKJSKStiUUU. Nutii'M i 'o'tnl in llwlpre?A Detective Arrom."'l <> SJerlou* Cliui'Ke. sy.*iu! Dityn'ch Utlhf. InttlHgeiKxr, J'AitKKttsnuita, W. Va., Dec. 21.?Several days ago a band of alleged White Cups posted notices on the doors of Mrs. llrmlersliot, Ike wuuucc and two or three others in the village of Belpre, Ohio, jiiht across the Ohio river from this city. List night great excitement vwis prevailing over there. The report was .started that a band of fifty White Caps hud g??/ie to Wallace's house, had taken him out iiikI had beaten him horribly. Tin* report reached this side of the river and was generally believed. A thorough investigation proved the minor to be untrue, although the White Caps' notices were posted there several days ago. The police are holding a man hero whose name is unknown, hut who is evidently a crook, liis name has been mi hi.- arin in India ink, but he undertook to remove it with either a hot iron or with acids, and produced a horrible sore. Me refuses to give Ills name. Zack Taylor, a member of, the Eureka 1'elective Company, was arrested iu this ? ity last night for taking nearly one hundred tickets from the box otftee at the Academy of Music* for the play of "The Streets of New York." lie confessed to-day, and said he did it iu order to get even with Manager Van Wlnkhr for some grievance. He gave away ami sold most of the tickets. Jle was arn-st-d jih he was entering the building with a lady on his arm. Me is a young man and liv.-s in this city. He wasj linrd by the police judge and may be j >eut on to the pram! jury. j c?m ??t die Trial. Vrml D'upu'trh to the lutdligenccr. ('amiikhmik', 0., Dec, 21.?The Snoots inunier trial, which resulted in the acquittal of the accused child poisoner v.aa i coatiy e*|n*riment, the expenses of the j iifttvn ?iayh' trial aggregating $3,040 47, ' M'ltihive of costs previously incurred by j the i'\|ieiiscs of chemical analysis and whivh will amount to another $1,000. Tli<- witm-ts fees amounted to $1,173 00, auil tin-jury cost $901. Cart, flowers receiy?-?l $o5u and Judge Mathews $300 for iS-*ifttiiijj the State. CntulirUtji* lu (he Cutit. V '"' Dltpairh to the Intelligencer. Cambriinic, O., Dec. 21.?Owing to a brink in the main, by which the Southeast r? Natural Gas Company supplies three-fourths of its consumers, conveys 'is pis to this city, Cambridge is temporarily left in the told. The break cannot he repaired before Sunday and coal dealers command the situation. A MuU Carrier Arrentrd. I)Upa&h to the Intelligencer. Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 21.?Parley Kituler was arretted at Brownstown last nitfht by T. 1). Cayhlll of the United States Postoftlce Department for stealing nwlainr...! u??i5In / urrvinir the lunik He will bo tried at Parkersburg in January. _ r?nliinp(l fr??u? the PenllcntiMft bpttial lUf/ntirh to thf InUUlqtnrtr. Ciiaui.kmton, W. Va., Dec. 21.?K. W. S parka, of ltoane county,Vbo waa nerving a three years' term in the penitentiary for hone stealing, was pardoned to lay by Governor Wilson. Mini Vrnm In Ihf l'?o. lHiiidtth "" MwKwwr. Ciiarluto*. W. VA, Doc. 21.?Granvilli. McDaoleS vu J3E yet In lire pcnllentUnr lor tin. muw of MepUen btoflle in April laaU A 31AMCIUU8 FALSEHOOD. Tli? KuimaMoiinl Story About a Plot to A* ?a*ftliuit? G?n. Harmon. Indiana! olis, Ind., Dee. 21.?The Hen national romance telegraphed here thi morning frotu the special Iudiunapolii dispatch printed in to-day's New Yorl Herald, purporting to relate to the dis covery of u plot to assassinate Presidentelect Harrison, created great indignatioi among Gen. Harrison's many warn; friends. At the Harrison household the storv is unhesitatingly declared the purest fabrication. Those near to the General declare it to be the creation of a malicious mind and without a shadow upon which to build it. No one in the city can be found who ever heard of the alleged attempt on Gen. Harrison's life, nor had any thought of such a poflsibil* ity seriously enguged the consideration ui lue ueiu'rui ? irieuuu ur ui ma luiuuy no far as diligent inquiry cun ascertain. This fiction from New York, therefore, causes all the greater indignation tut it leaves the correspondent, who is notorious among the local newspaper fraternity as an uureliuhle reporter, without the smallest grounds of fart upon which to justify his story. Several telegrams have been received at the house this morning asking about the truthfulnessof the report It is understood that Gen. Harrison will not dignify the publication by any denial. He does not seem iu the least disturbed by the story. He came down the street as usual at noon to-day, returning home about 1 o'clock. Tin* Associated I'ress correspondent is advised that reports have been sent out thiseveirtng to several papers telling that the story had its foundation in the frequent trips alleged to ltuve been made iu the evening during the campaign by Gen. Harrison to Muplcton,the summer residence of Theodore Hugey, President of the Indianapolis National Bank with whom (so the story goes) Gen. Harrison passed several nights being accompanied by an armed guard. These erroneous statements having been repeated to u correspondent ure believed to have furnished the slim grounds for the concoction of the attempted assassination story. The facts are that General Harrison never was out riding with Mr. Hugey in his life and has not visited Mapleton in five years. Ho did pass one night in the country during the campaign. Early in August, some few days before starting on his Middle Bass trip lie accepted an invitation from his old friend, .InttiMili Miwtr?> tn mm 4 tho niL'ht lit iliri farm "Tiui^lewood," six uiilea northeast of the city. Immediately across the rood from Moore's residence is the dwelling of Elder .Sharp, another old friend of General Harrison, they being members of the same church. In their frequent drives both General and .Mrs. tlurrison ofteu visited Tanglewood and Elder .Sharp and the General went there on that hot August night simply to get a little country uir. A POLITICAL8BN8AT10N SPOILED. Mr*. llurrlHuii mid Not tho (iciiorul Will Vlult Now York NVxt Mouth. New Yoiik, Dec. 21.?The story that Generul Harrison would visit New York next month and be the gueet of Hon. S. II. Elkins, is denied. The Tribune says this morning that the rumor sent u crowd of reporter* after Mr. Elkins, and to all he positively aflirmed that General Harrison did not intend to visit New York, at any rate for some time to uotne. Thero is some foundation in this storv, however, but in place of General Harrison coming here it is Mrs. Harrison who is to come. Sho is coming to pay a friendly visit and incidentally place herself in the hands of the dressmakers, milliners, etc., and stock her wardrobe with dresses and bonneis. While here she will be the guest of Mrs. Elkins and Mrs. Morton. She was :nvited by Mrs. Morton, when the Vice1'resident-elect and his wife were in Indiunupolis, but Mrs. Elkin's invitation was a prior one and had been accepted. She will probably leave Indiunupolis about Junuary 15. Russell Harrison started for home last night. He took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Morton on Wednesday evening und bid them both good-bye then. A RELATIVE OP GEN. HARRISON. A WeaiVlrglnlitn Alnrrleia We#t?rn Hnirr?ii at ltm-liforil, HI. Kockpokd, III., Doc. 21?At the Second Congregational church last night Peyton b. Harrison, a distant relative of the President-elect, of JMartiusburg, W. Va? and Miss Lily Gorham, an heiress and daughter of tho inventor of the celebrated Gorham cultivator, were married. | Cork.Fi|;httliiic nl Point PliMMint. sptcial l)i*intch to the Intelligencer. Point Pleasant, W. Va., Dec. 21.?A cock-light has been .absorbing tho interest of the sports for the last two days nt this place. Some heavy betting was done between UMllicotne, unio, nnu Parkersburg, W. Va.,- parties. Cox's bird, of the latter named place; i? the one loft that can erow. l>nrlng 'lull I)vllv<?ry. Port Townsukni>, W. T? Dee. 21.? The most daring and successful jail de! livery ever perpetrated on the Sound occurred last night. Thomas Hunter, J Jailer, was in one of the cells where five I prispners were confined, when they suddely overpowered and gagged hiw, reI lieving him of his keys and pistols bolore he could raise an alarm. Within a few minutes the five criminals had 1 oppiied the other doors and were fleeing ! for liberty, after locking the jail and one (trusty prisoner in the cell. Tho prisoner had beeu tied, am) ap soon ad he could releaso himself ho unbound Jlje I jailer. Posses are scouring tho country 1 for the fugitives. Nttuurl Edmund So well Doml. Boston, Doc. 21.?The venerable lawyer, Samuel Edmund Lowell, died in this city yesterday, aged 90 years. >Ir. Howell was graduated from Harvard University in 1817, and from tho Harvard law school i# J$21. Ho was one of the first to Join William 1,1 oyd Garrison in the anti-slavery movement in wjiip); he displayed great activity. He baa iu.nn nroudnent in the efforts tc secure for women equal rights of property nnd person, nud fullest civil sue political equality. CotltfMl Wtlillffg Oeitll. Chicago, Dec.21.?David K. Wj)|^in?r, resilient consul of Venxuela in this city, died of hemorrhage of the brain at hit residence yesterday. .Mr. Whiting hue n stroke of paralysis about a month age from which he never rallied. Fninl Ilollrr hiplonlou. Columbus, Ind., Dec. 21.?The largi boiler in tho apoke factory of Kmmet A Sons, at Jfcft. Vernon, Ind., explode< yesterday, instantly killing James Let of this city. James Lee, Josntia F. Low Andy Jones nnd Charles Heed were fa tally wounded. Several other employe were injured. "Alas! Alas!" the dude e?claimp, "ii my slemlcrankle I've got pains." "Don' fret," said ma. for whom ne had sent," have some Salvation Oil." G kntlkmkn's Cork Solo Shoes at J. W. Amick &Co.'s. ] 1. COKE'S DEMAGOGY, j t The Texas Senator Shows His [ h _ r ? Ignorance of Tariff Laws. J1 i V NO TARIFF ON ANTHRACITE ? a And yet lio Talks about t ho DesCilu- * P iionamong; the AnthracitcMincr# in Pennsylvania boins; ?lite 10 the Protection they lluvc. A Wamiiinotov. I). C.. Dec. 21.?Mr. Chandler presented in the Senate to-day J three additional memorials numerously signed from three voting precincts in a Orangeburg, South Carolina, alleging w denial of the right of voting in the late C election and praying for an investigation, f]. Referred. n The public printing deficit bill was re- 'f ported without amendment by Mr. Hale 0| and was passed. It appropriates $03,000 p. for that purpose and $5,000 for the ob* ni servation of the eclipse of the sun on the J] first of January next. Si The resolution offered yesterday by 01 Mr. Teller for the appointment of a ut committee to investigate the office of the jd| Supervising Architect of the Treasury Gf during the administration of the present bt Supervising Architect was taken up. |u Mr. Vest moved to amend the resolu- u? tion by making it include also the ad- Ha ministration of the last Supervising Architect. - th Mr. Teller accepted the amendment, to Mr. A'liaon inquired of Mr. Vest what the object of the amendment was. Mr. Vest said he took it for granted that the proposed investigation was not 1,1 a personal attack*. lie intended uoue 1 by his amendment. But if he had learned anything us a member of the pr committee on public buildings and grounds, with which ho had been con- L nected ten years, it was the absolute | and questionable vice of the present mi system in regard to the construction of f0, | public buildings. Me would put the f whole matter of the construction of j public buildings under the contract system, which, ho said, was infinitely superior to the other system. ^ TllK TAUlt'K. WJ The tariff debate then proceeded, the ho cotton schedule being reached. I'M As a companion piece to the "fancy picture," which Senator Edmunds re- wj cently drew of the enjoyments of the jjj, American workingmen, Mr. Coke read (with running comments) the testimony of Thomas E. Donnell, u mule spinner in Fall River, Muss, taken by the Blair ?? Committee, showing that for himself aud his wife ami two children he had not ] earned $150 in a year; that he had no ~ help from outside; that he had acouole ,, of dollars worth of eoal in the preceding winter; that ho picked a little wood tiu along the shore ami shovelled up clams ^a, for food; that he had not had more than . two pounds of pork in a month and not live pounds of beef in the year; that his at wife had only had ono dress costing un about $2 since her marriage six years vva before, that this condition of things ut has existed for more than six years' to P? his knowledge; that it was not conflned 101 to him but that there could not he less loj than a thousand operatives in Fall river . J in like conditions: and that he did not tl(l know what was wrong, but that some* vei thing was wrong. "That," said Mr. Coke, "is tjie condition of the protected American workingmen, to pay whom, 111,1 and to support whose families the Amer- 8"' ican people are taxed an average of -17 wf per cent on everything they eat, drink W1, or wear and even on the grave clothes Pri of the dead. M?. COKE STKPS IN A HOLE. Mr. Coke turmid from the cotton | operatives of Massachusetts to the miners of Pennsylvania, and quoted the tes- lie timony of Mr. John Jarrett to the effect that the condition of the coal miners, ! numbering at least 90,000, is "pitiable g?j ami miserable." that they were ill paid and suffered from the "truck system," under which they had to pay 100j>er Htl1 cent more than other people, "and that Fa the English coal miners were better 08, cared for than the American miners. \x Mr. Aldrich?IIow aro the coal miners of Pennsylvania affected bv Pro Mr. Coke?Have you not got protec- jR tion to coal on your tariff? 0( Mr. Aldrieh?No, sir, and there has not been for a generation any duty on anthracite coal. Bituminous coal is on tj, the dutiable list, but the great mass of coal mined in Pennsylvainiu is anthracite. pa Mr. Coke went on to quote from the fr( Cleveland Ilerald, a report as to the condition of the collieries of Huaelton, Pa., jj to the effect that there never had been ar so much suffering among thein as now. re MU. COKK ANSWERED. Mr. Hawley said lie did not know in the State of Connecticut any such people as O'Donnell. Thero were every- ^,j where some shiftless. drinking, idle men 6. who could uot get a living. But in the * Savings Banks of Connecticut, (with a lir population of 070,000) the deposits tlj amounted to $102,000,000, most of it the u* savings of servants and operatives. th Mr. Iloar also replied to Mr. Coke. ?t He denied that there was any such con- in dition of things its that described in w O'Donuell's testimony. Jt was not a in true picture of the working people of h< New England. The operatives of Low- m ell, lm said, could buy Lowell, ami the of working people of Worcester could buy w Worcester with all the factories and cap- hi ital In it. The stuff which the Senator th from Texas talked of and read was pure 01 nonsense. tu THE HOUSE. The House was in session hut a short tiuio. the business being principally of a routine nature, and a discussion by the rn Committee of the Whole of the IJicara- m gua Canal scheme. w * U| UNA I, ACTIOS UN TUB TAltlFF MLU j. The Flnnnro Committee will Hold Dally MesnloiiH to Perfect the Mrnnure. Washington, D. C., pee. 21.?Now ; that a day certain has been fixed for the aj Mills bill, tho Committco on Finance in tj charge of the measure will have no more ^ ' hearings, Imt will hold daily sessions jn through the recess, for the purpose of ^ . perfecting\ the measure by amending it in accordance with the information derived from the interested parties who have heretofore expressed their views ani! '.lesires to the committee. As has it 1 been stated in the Senate by Mr. Alii* son, the^e will be amendments to the a i text of tho bill p*opo*ed by the commitl tee, as tho result of the many confer* . ? ences with manufacturers and laborers cl held by tho Finance Committee. CKWKKDXtSS IVT.UK TKKASCEY. * 3 Trennurjr Note* Hui>ji?*rd to hiire hp?n Dp- . I atroyml Apprnr fur ItciUmptliiii. ' 1 Washington, D. C., Dec. 21.?One or t more national bank notes once redeemed, a ; cancelled and is supposed destroyed, by si B maceration, havo appeared a sccond " time at tho Treasury Department for re* demption, and it has been found that " x the theft must have been committed by ci t some person having the handling of # I such notes after their redemption by the Department. The lower corners pi the I notes, containing the names of the bank v officers, are cut olF after counting in tho (j redemption agency. The notes are then t tent to the office of the Coinptrolle he Currency, where they ore com md ajrain cancelled by punching hen taken under lock to the inacen or destruction. With the many chc >n this money from the time redeem* s very difficult to determine how heft was accomplished. As these m irben finally counted lack the h oruers, which, as stated, are cut of] he redemption agency before the n< re sent up to the Comptroller, i hese it was necessary to obtain to a ilete the note. THE ALASKA iVvKSlUMTlOy. .11 Kx-Agcut Muyw hi> Known Nothing Mi Hit* Outrngr*. Washington, D. C., Dec. 21.?II. Hidden, an agent of the Treasury artment at the Seal islands of St. P nd St. George from 1882 to 1885< i illcd to-day as a witness by the Ho ommittee on the merchant marinei sheries, investigating the alleged o iges and restraints of liberty in Ala* he witness said he had read the cha f outrages, etc., published in the no ipere recently, out uo buiu una no * at think there was any truth in tin is headquarters, while agent, were I'aul Island, ami he visited St. Geoi ice a year. He had never heard iv (rases of criminal assault on t lands and no com plaints of seducti females reached him. If there h sen any complaints to make he won ive heard of them, as the people look ion him .as their protector. Witm id the men employed on the islan ' the Alask'i company were kind e natives, and their preseuce tend elevate ami civilize the people. IfOl'KINS IMKUum H Kx-Canhlrr of lli? Utifunel Fidel lank will hu Permitted to Ule ut Uoiae Washington, 1). C., Dec. 21.?T, esident to-day returned to the Att< y General the papers in relation i> application for the pardon of Ben] n Hopkins, of Ohio, under senten embezzling and misapplying tl uds of a National Hank, with the f< ving endorsement: "The condition is convict's health is such, asappen mi an examination which I have e foot, that the question is present* lether he shall die in prison or me. Oil this presentation, I am wi ; that he shall spend his few reinai ; days among his friends, regardle any other consideration connect* th the case, and on this ground aloi i pardon is granted. STATU OP TIUDB. neral Coudlllon or the Iron, Grain ni Coal Trade. S'kw York, Dec. 21.?K. G. Dunn .'s Weekly Keview of Trade say estate of the iron market is distinct e to the over supply. Kales of Al tua iron equal to eastern gray fory iich sells at $10 to $10 50, are report* $15. The trade in bar iron is weak ii 1.8 cents is quoted by mills whit nt or orpers. Nails are ruinously lu $1 90, or even less. The ollicial r ria biiuw nuica ui oicci ruunwi i ih for eleven months, with 1,110,7. is delivered. 1 Joal is weaker with an increase ewater stock of 210,000 tons in N in bur. Oil speculation in more actlv Wheat prices are 4 cents lower for tl iek. .Sales hero have been only sev< d one-half million bushels, ami tl .ireu of the difficulty is at Chiefly lere favorable reports as to growii nter wheat begin to be felt. Tl ice of com has advanced one-hi it. Oats are unchanged. On tl lole the tendency of prices is st w n ward. A l'ETTEIl FK0M STANLEY. i was in llu.Mt In August Aruwhlml. Zanzibar, Dec. 21. ?Letters dat< mloy Falls, August 20, have been d ered hero by Tippoo Tib's men. Th ite that a letter was received at Stan I ills from Henry M. Stanley on Au?i; , Stanley was then at Bonyila, on ti uwhimi, where he had arrived < jgust 17. He had left Emin l'as rhty-two days before in perfect heal d provided "with plenty of food. Sta v had returned to Honyilafor the loa stores in charge of his rear guard ai tended to leave ten days later to rejo niu. He reported nil the whites e expedition as healthy, and said t :pedition wanted nothing, The West African Telegraph Co my has received the following dispat am St. Thomas dated, Friday, 2 p. ? 1 Iinve JI1HC ruceivuu iiiiwruiutiwii u enry M. Stanley with Erain Pasha 1 rived on the Aruwhimi. The newa liable. Further details will follow. [Signed] Parsons, Agent A Large Hull Decided Chicago, Dee. 21.?The jury in Jud iflord's court returned a verdict 1,800 in favor of Miss Lcoritia Al< ider against the widow and brother e late E. S. Alexander, the paint ms acturer. Miss Leoritiu is the sister e deceased, and she claimed remun ion for twenty years service in ter g the aged parents of Mr. Alexand ho reside in Brattleboro, Vt. She a 'erred that Mr. Alexander promic jr a bonus of ?20,000 if she would i arry. Ho only paid her $700 of a ela $39,000. Ho died worth $1,000,0 hiph all went to his widow, because id no heirs. The evidence show at Alexander was on his way to V ont to settle the claim when he v ken suddenly ill and died. Wife Murderer Sentenced. New York, Dec. 21.?Ferdinand C il, tbo carpeuter who was convicted urder in the liret degree in butcheri ith a lintchct, his wjfe Bridget, at ,uart Street, on March lb last, was aunhinraiil In* .Indira Villi Urlint tn ? ? DV lltVMVVU * -mgcd on February 13 next. llnnilsumn Harry Will llnnj:. New York, Dec. 21.?Hurry Carlt< jas 'ijandnome Harry," convicted le munler of Police Officer Bronni x: t> lay sentenced by Judge Marti i the Court of General .Sessions to ung on Wednesday, February 13. OQflDBXSED" fjSijjUIMS. Mrs. Cleveland has returned to Woj igton. The switchmen iu Denver, Col., are strike. Oliver Ditson, famous in musi ircles, died in Boston last night. Three men were fatally injured by fi jg^from the roof of a church in New a A re|>ort late last night was to the >ct thkt there is danger of another n utbrtaiat WahaTai. Captain Wiihart, President of the f, nd Order League o( Pittsburgh, was suited by an unknown man yestert nd severely beaten. There was great excitement in the larket vesterday. Five million ban bangeu hands. The market openei 2! and dosed at 88], It is telegraphed from Indianapolif 'hllaUelphja that 'Jdhn' Wutinurau, rill be teudered either the Postman leneralsliip or Secretaryship of the urior. a SOB STARTLING FACTS, utor Jjj Brought out in the Immigration otes Inquiry at Pittsburgh live by the ford commission. and ] 0U1* Hundred* of Iiinumo Paupers from J Kurojie Pawed by the Ca.sClo ^ GardenOfllol?il??Other In- C out terefltliijc Totluumy. J A 1 ' ' PiTT.snuao!!, Dec. 21.?To-day's hps- L e* sion of the Ford Investigating Com- 0 au mittee waa devoted lo taking testimony aj *lia especially regarding the importation of a UB<? contract labor. Tho witnesses examin- a im ed were Superintendent Elliott of Pub- !' JJJ" lie Charities; Master Workman Eccles ? rf!('. Robinson, of tho Brass Workers Nation- u as- al Union Assembly; Master Workman ai J'1' Doyle, of District Assembly No. .'J K. of qjj L.; President Smith,4>f the flint glass rge workers national union, and Janus of Cambpell and William Cake, president ?1 'ie and secretary of tho Window Glass ad ^or^era Federation. Tho ovidencc eN Jd went to show that men had Couie to this ad ed country under contract and in many qt ess coses to work against skilled labor. hi ids Durinjr the investigation Ilobert C. hi to Elliott, Superintendent of Public Chari- to ed ties, said that an insane department was of connected with the almshouse. During de his connection with it it had been over- Ot run with emigrants who had been per* oil . mitted to land at Castle Garden in vio- sn } lation of the law of 1872. de * "Since that time how many paupers er; lH* or insane people have applied to the de- Hi )r- nartment of public charities in Pitts to to burgh for relief immediately after their wl lauding in this country V" asked Mr, ho 1 Ford. is ct* "Oh, hundreds" was Mr. Elliott's re- dii fie ply. ag< j|. "As many as 300?" gli 0j "Oh, yes! More than 300." tin ril "Five hundred?" syi el "Yes, sir. I should say 1,000 more." is ,.j "Then your experience with the au- Vi ut thorities at Castle Garden has not been- is i |j. altogether pleasant?" "I should say nut. I have been at Cas^ tie Garden and witnessed the examinaMj tiou of emigrants there. It is a farce and ",e is conducted much as one might be ex- ' nected to examine cattle. W hy, sir, we ' have received paupers?insane paupers Sti ?in Pittsburgh within forty-eight hours st. (if the time they set foot on American ' id soil, having been passed as all right by tho Casile Garden authorities. Fre- n" ? quently people have come to us and Fr told us they had just been released from qU an insane asylum in England or Ireland. . National Master Workman Kobinson : a- suid that the men employed on the pipe " ,e lines and railroads hereabouts were [ J mostly Hungarians, Italians and Swedes. -'U u? I....... . i nf/irmiiil k-n P..mmvl- 01 it vania railroad official that about 500 ;h immigrants came here every week in * w the season of spring ami summer. These : importations had the effect of decreas* ' 7' ing the value of lulior. ^ District Muster Workman Doyle stated . thafc he had known of the importation 1,1 -?f contract labor in Westmoreland and ?" Fayette counties. They never become ( l*> American citizens. He hud reason to believe that Hungarians, Italians and , 1,1 Swedes Were imported for work on the ^t. Je railroads ami j?ipe liucs. They do not qu ?? enjoy the blessing of a home such as Or '(?' the average American workingman lias. ar? Y I'hey have no family ties here and they l'f live like hogs. I?e "I saw them," said lie, "in the ditch J with a piece of broad and raw bacon for uu their dinner. They are not intelligent W1, ami an American workman cannot com- . pete with them as they do not know *7 at v.nat a fair day's work is and are imposed on by their employers." J* L,j President Campbell, of the Glass ,, Workers Federation, said that they had 411 tiad no trouble siuce the international cy federation of glass workers had been ey formed. iSl President Smith, of the Flint Glass Workers, cited the case of a White r. ? Mills, Pa., glass manufacturer, who was '? importing contract labor, lie said he tu had au atlidavit from Thomas Latham, a ro 1 workman, in which the latter swears that P.e , * when ho wanted to quit work on Novem- sh _ . her 0 last, $30 was deducted from his wages to pay his passage from England. Me had been hired with four others to . come to this country and work. pa fhfa nmnnlofml t.h? nvlrlonno. nnd the _ session adjourned. 4 J ?" The members[of tbe Commission will ?11 , leave for Detroit in the morning. The 10 '' members seemed well satisfied with the J}* evidence that has been taken here. '.V; j Chairman Ford, in speaking of it, said: , "The evidence shows an alarming state /j of affairs so far as the paupers and insane ,J are concerned. It is surprising to us. 11 At the lowest estimate there have been I oOO of such immigrants come to this sec* tion alone since the law went intoetiect, ?' and contrary to its provisions." "f X. Tilt) l'lttnl)tir(;li Cliarue Drilled. ^ ? New York, Dec. 21. ?The- grave m ()'t charges made against the Castle Garden g0 er. management by the anthorilies of Pitts- Wl 1(1; burgh, Pa.,.are emphatically denied. ju er. ag |go A tiling ot H?ibbt*rn I'liptiirrd. jj, led Chicago, Dec. 21.?Freight car burglar- ei iot ies have been of frequent occurrence on ^ the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago lu' switch yards during the last four weeks, ql ,etj and after much trouble the police lo- 4 ur. cated the headquarters of the gang re ra^ which has been doing all this work, in fa the basement of a lodging house on <-'o Clark street. The oflicers lound a wagon th ioad of plunder which had been taken nr_ there by members of the gang. The po- hi lico mis morning maue a uetfccni upou of the place and captured nine tnen who ng are supposed to bo concerned in the rob47 bcries. st< All Kxclting Fox OlUIICi aI e Saiiina, 0., Dec. 21.?a great fox drive Bi waa participated in here yesterday afternoon by over 1,000 hunters of Clinton, )n? Fayette and Highland counties. The of centre of the circle, ten miles in diamean, ter, was two miles northeast of Sabina. re n_ Nine foxes were espied by the excited j1( l)e crowd, when they closed in upon them, to but some of the crowd broke the circle Ci and seven foxes escaped. Two were w captured and gold to the highest bidder tli for S8 and ?0 respectively. 8n ah- M llrulal l'rlie Fight. on ' New York, Dec. 21.?An unusually brutal prize fight, lasting twelve rounds, w cal took place early this morning at Hay eI Ridge, L. I. The principals were Jack .V( .it Mullin and Jim Bates, both of Brooklyn. P1 rIf" The men fought with bare knuckles. . ' Mullin had the best of the tight from the M start to the last round, when he broke his left wrist over the head of his opace ponent and was compelled to throw up . the sponge. ft aft. Latest Arkuuuu MurUrr Mjatecy, F lay Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 21.?The J dead bodies of Charles Kutz and his c wifo were found in their home, nine w J-''8 miles from this city, yesterday. They gi Iftt were lying in great pools of "blood in ci different rooms and a large blood-stained w i to butcher knife was by the side of the fcer man. Kutz was a prosperous farmer iter atyd had eqld a lot of cotton the day be- pi In- fore, which legds to the belief that the C couple were murdered for their money, hi AX IXTEliESTlNfi STOltY Jt Copt. Uurjtnt, ilia 0|ilum amu|?I?r?1 h 0|iernlluu? of tint OwnChicago, Dec. 21.?An interest] n; itory is printed tliia morning of the opcr ions of the opium smuggling gang, om >f whose leaden?, Captain Durant, si larrowlj^escaped from tlie customs ofli :ers at Sand Beach, Mich., a week ago Phe correspondent says Durant and liii ieutenant, Charles weitzel, are living n style at the best hotel in Sarnia, nni ire lionized hy the residents of that litth Janadiuu town, l'ho correspondent hod long talk with them yesterday. The) lave oeen smuggling opium for the lasi wo vears, and have successfully landed luudreds of thousands of dollars worth I 1110 COSliy urugou inc UWI? oiuu mmut being detected. But this lam con ignuient they took over was discovered ndseized by the Government detectives, mi it came near costing Captain Durant is life. Four detectivcs waylaid him 1 the woods at night, took him at a reat disadvantage and tried their best >end his life by staudiug ten feet away ad firing twenty shots ut him in rapid lceession, but 'Captain Durant had a inrmed life and he made bis escape ithout injury. Just how Capt. Durant becumoasuiuger, says the correspondent, is not down, and he will not tell. Jn fact he first vigorously denied that ho had rer engaged in such a dungerous und Iventuresomo business. Finally he lalilled his deniul by saying that he id never seen an ounce of opium in s life and if he hud ever hud anything do wilti transporting large quantities the drug in packages across the borr it was his own personal business. 10 thing he was sure of, and that was though he had once beeu arrested for luggling und acquitted for lack of evince, ho could openly defy the Ooviiment oflicers to prove hiui guilty, it every one around Sarnia knows liitn be one of the most during smugglers to ever exchanged shots with custom use ollicers. They know also thuthe one of the trusted agents of u rich syn:ate that was organized several years ) for the express onrpose of suiugngopium into the united States from u manufactories at Victoria, B. C. The udicate has So,000,000 behind it, and largely controlled by C. J. Joslyn. ol ctoria. Joslvn among the smugglers known as "Boss Harris. CKKATKD A &h>&AH0N. nsidoiil Sllckiioy hay* Hvlilt* iich Can Not e I'rociirfi! AfpiliiMt th<i H'rutcrii Komi*. Chicago, Dec. 21??President ?S. B. ckney, of the Chicago, Kansas City Paul road, created quite a sensation long railroad managers by his speecli ide ut the meetiug of the Western eight Association yesterday.* The estion came up of adopting a resolun nronosed at the previous meeting reallirni the existing arrangements (1 give additional power to the chairin,enabling hiiu to investigate charges violation of rules and rates without .iting for formal complaints to be made. \ iStickney took the ground that such ion as was proposed would in no way rect the abuses from whiul; the roads re suliering, becauso the ehairuiau hi Jd not be able to secure the evidence convict them. A I'aHMiiiger Kate War. JiucAfio, Dec. 21.?A war on the pasiger rates between the lines west from i'aul has just broken out; in conseence rates from C'hicugo to Portland, i'gon, ami all points west of St. Paul ! seriously cut. No Mure livtru CoiuutlH?IotiH. Stkw Yokk, Dec. 21.?The adjourned ieting of western railroad Presidents is held this morning at the residence J. Pierrepont Morgau, at which all f the Presidents of the principal roads ire present. After some discussion ol u situation the Presidents agreed that pre should be no more extra comtnisins paid by auy road. Only Out) l'ur Coot Dividend, Nkw Yokk. Dec. 21.?The list of rail ads which have marked down the vidend rates was increased to-day by e action of the directors of the Omaha ad in declaring a dividend of only oue r cent on the preferred stock for the c months ending December 31, 1888. An KiiKlii*">r acuhltal to Death. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 21.?Two monger trains collided on the Minneiolis & St. Lonis tracks under the First reet bridge. The Chicago express ran to the Des Moines express, and Engi er Maberwas crnsbeu and scalded to ath in his cab. Engineer Tapper and icpress Mcsseuger Ilobert Moore were idly cut and bruised. Maher was horl)ly scalded and bad both legs crusbcd. e lived three hours after the wreck. South Carolina'* Race War." Column!a, S. C., Dec. 21.?The recent ace war" in Barnwell county has had ridiculous ending. Kobert Morris, the r ..er who was reported as having been urdered, and whoso death his friends ugh to avenge, has been found in the oods alive, but very drunk. Morris id bought a jug of whisky several days o, and took to the woods to enjoy it. o damage has been done to any oue ol ther color. The Walmltik Troultl*Knded. Waiialak, Mlss., Dec. 21.?Peace and tlot roian nnc? mora and affairs have sumud their normal condition. No rther trouble Is expected. The special ^respondents, six in number, leave is morning. The extra Western Union legraph operators who had been sent jre accompany them. SteumerN Oimrantlned. New York, Dec. 21.?Tho 'French earner Chateau I^atite, from Bordeaux, i id the German steamer Lahn, from1 remon, both of which arrived this1 orning, are detained at quarantine on count of having sickness on board. Sir*. Carey'* funeral. The funeral of old Mrs. Margaret Cay, who died at the North Wheeling ispital Wednesday afternoon, aged 111, ok place ut 0 a. m. yesterday. The ithedral bell was tolled as the remains ere taken from the hospital to the Caedral, where Key. father McElligott id mass. The pall bearers were John cGarrell, John Quigtr, M. Loftus and . Thornton. The body was interred aide that of her son in Mb Calvary, here she long ago had her tombstone ected. Mr. Thornton, who has for ;ars had charge of the old lady, ex-esses his gratitude to the Sisters at e hospital and the clergy for kindness town. _ I'rulio' b'errlce. There will be a service of praise, ap'opriate for the Christmas season, In ie first Presbyterian Church tQ-nJOfc W evening. The jyistor will preach * ief sermon, having for his theme, Che song of tho angels at the birth of brist." Suitable hymns and anthems' ill be sung by the choir and the con* -egation. ?Stiangers and visitors in the ty are cordially invited, and all those ho havo no special place of worship. "My time is up,"Mid the Dodojto the itierit, he found using Dr. Bull's Dugh Syrun, and he was correct, for is cough had been cured. .? ? FAS! J The Council Railroad Commil s with Slight Amendment. ; W. & H. R. R ROUTE flDOPl i Altera Long'uutl Itutlier Windy I ' tdon?Objection* to Some ol* I | Features do not Prevail, and Council next to Act. i The Council Committee ou ttailrt - met again lost evening to wrestle \ the interminable railroad problems f have so long been agitating Council the people generally. For a woe there was one more member prei than was necessary for a quorum. Ch man Ferrell presided, and the follow members answered to their nan; .uessrs. iucuregor, uuiuweu, imrrou j Grose. Iu the lobby were a numbe interested citizens, among whom w Messrs. Heyujann, Whitaker, Arbi and Ilappy. The Wheeling <fc Ilarrisburg railn ordinance was immediately taken upe read through. On motion of Mr. Gru Judge Cochran, counsel for the railro was allowed to address the commiti and explain the changes asked for in I new ordinance. Judge Cocliran stat that the new route proposed to go 1 Twentieth utrcH iu front oi the A rbt and Whitaker property instead of f lowing the creek bank, and in crossi the creek at .Seventeenth street go ha of the Heymann Brewing Cotnnau; boiler bouse. "This," said the J udj "would give usagrade seven feet high* and enable us to go over the Haitian] <!fc Ohio tracks at the tunnel instead under the arch. This will also allow to go over the cemetery road, with clear roadway of thirteen feet, witho dihturbing the grade of the 1'eninsu road. If we had to raise the track high it would change the grade, aud tli would make serious trouble." Mr. N. li. Whitaker, of the Whitak Iron Works, when asked how the ehau would affect 'him stated that he had i serious ohjectiou to the change; th they could get along with a fifteen ft roadway, but might like it wider. St if the road was properly constructed would not seriously inconvenience the works, The change of route might i feet property owners on Twentie1 street. Mr. Arbenz was decidedly opposed the proposed change. He said th even now with the street dear a tea backed into his property would prove, teams from the Whitaker mill fro passing. The road was too narrow no1 and the proposal to further narro it to liftccn leet would prevent teau from passing altogether. Mr. Key man n said he was tin willii to obstruct any niilroad, but the raisii of the grade seven feet and passii nearer the boiler house of the Key mar Browing Company would damage th property considerably. He said that 1 thought the company could tuaiutain i present route, but at probably an adt lional expenditure of $0,000 or $7,01 The damage to his property by the oth route would ho more than twice th sum. Judge Cochran said that the reasi that the route waa changed froin tl creek bank to Twentieth street was tli they found they were obstructed 1 part of the Grimm property, which w jwned by the Baltimore & Ohio coi puny. Besides, changes that would ha to be made would necessitate too mai sharp curves. Mr. Arbenx said there was enough the Grimm property to pass over wit out obstruction. He did not think brick house would slop a railroad. Judge Cochran?"That would requi sharper curves yet." The ordinance was then ordered re a second time for amendment. Win section two was reached an atueudme was made making the road span of t crossing thirty feet instead of forty ft wide, and that the vertical opening thirteen feet, but if necessary t height made fourteen feet by loweri the road one loot. Mr. Gruse wanted some changc ma in the ordinance to protect the Kc inann Brewing Company, as they wi largo tax payers. Mr. McGregor?"That is a matter I the Railroad Company and the licyma Browing Compnuy to settle betwc themselves."! Mr. Gruuo?''Well, I movo that tl ordinance do not bo reported to Coi I oil until the Company and Mr. Keyma | have a settlement As a large tax pai tie is entitled to some consideration.' Mr. Harrell?"Mr. Roy man n does ask your consideration."" There being no second to Mr. Grua motion Mr. McGregor moved that t ordinance be reported to Council \vitl recommendation that it pass. Mr. Ca well seconded the motion, and it p vailed. The ordinance now goes to Cot cil to pass through another (Ire. 1 committee, after a somewhat lengt and windy session, adjourned. The Old Crpiiintorj. The Committee on Health met 1 evening to consider now plans and sp ifications for a now shed for the cren tory. The new specifications wore dra by Architect Geisey, and call for ash roof instead of gable as now constitut The former plans were submitted Architect Wells,, and the resoJuti granting the committee power to expe $400 on the repairs to the htiildi carried with it "plans herewith si initted." Some of the committee thouj that if the new plans were adoptee would require another resolution Council to empower the coniuiitteo expend the appropriation of $400. '] committee, however, concluded thai waB a mere technicality, and that as lc as they kept within the limits of t appropriation there would bo no i jectlon. The new plans were tii adopted, and the chairman authori: to advertise for bids for the shed. Marrlnge License* Indued. Clerk Hook yesterday issued marrii licenses to the following named parti* Frank Numel, aged 28 years, anati of Germany, and Louisa Schaub, aged born in Monroe county, Ohio, both rt dents of Wheeling. Itose Nichols, aged 24, a native Steubenville, Ohio, and resident Wheeling, and Mary Sweeney, aged a native of Beaver county. Pa., and re dent of Wheeling. Tlie Circuit Cuuri. There was nothing done in either si of the Circuit Court yesterday. Juti Jacob will adjourn Part I to-day Court in course. Jutfgo Boyd muy a adjourn Pari II, though if he dot* tin are some matters pending which v necessitate a special term between t and the first of the new year, when t newly elected judges take their sea | Judge Jacobs lias court to attend other counties before his term ends. Lout or Mroj-Ml-Unicvtlrei. State Senator N. B. Scott returned 1 night from tho East. While the St Democratic Committee's Pinkerton tectives slumbered and slept Mr. 8c slipped down to Annapolis, where boy is a cadet at tho U. 8. Naval Ac emy, and paid him a visit. Tho last saw of the Pinkerton men they were 1 in the soup in Delaware bay. ^Tin vii i ruuuv-o. J LjJJ The Nauies MrulluuiMl for Office on bo Ticket*. The Democrats have tLeir municip primaries this evening, and the Kepubl cans next Saturday. The Democru nominate their tickw by the popuh Tn V0tei1'10 Republicans will have a cit l*^ convention on Monday, December 3! It does not matter much who is vote Sch- for on the Democratic side; the noiuim . tipn of Mayor Seabright for Mayor, Loui Pelbruggu for Sergeant. Thomas J'honf for City Clerk and.John Crockard fo Wharf master is conceded. On the Republican side Mr. Aug. Pol lack aud Mr. Reid have been named fo >ads Mavor. Friends of Mr. Reid are makini vith a good impression in his favor, althougl t.lof ho is said not to want the office. Xeithe .is Mr. Pollack a candidate, hut his end an" nent fitness tor the office led to his beinj ider named. Mr. Gilleland, who was named ,ent says he appreciates the honor, butcouk . not accept under any circumstances. 7 For City Clerk W. B. Fisher has beet lnK named by his friends. There is a gen ies: eral belief that Clerk Bowers will b< nut] nominated in suite of his withdrawal nf For .Serjeant the only candidate. muk ' iug a canvass is Dau D. Ingram. Lieut, 2 Caleb Sylvia is much spoken of, aud Conrad Leonhart seems to be enjoying , a boom, and Mr. William Tracy is alsu , named. The Eighth and .Second ward Hepnbjr.' Means are both called by advertisements tee 'n'anot^er column, to hold suggestion meetings this evening preparatory to ' j next Saturday night's primaries. 111* I'lftUMllit Kvnit lit tliu lIualilVHii College* The Wheeling Business College cloned for the holidays yesterday with an enT tertaiuinent given by the students, in . which they all did themselves much ,e eredit and showed considerable talent. ' ' At the close, with very apx>ropriato ' ' remarks made by Mr. W. H. Schulz, ? they surprised Prof. Fraslier by presentiug him with a handsome gold-headed nine, Prof. Wright with an elegantgold , pen aud a large cut glass inkstand, uud , mibs Maggie Evaus, Jnstruetress of the English Training department, with a t beautiful gold-headed umbrella, to which they all replied expressing their thanks. The audience then adjourned aud many of the students and Jriends J accompanied l'rof. Wright to the Pau. Handle depot on his way home to Ho- j , Chester, N. Y., for a visit during the ... holidays. Following is the ,jr PltOaiUMMK. jf Music 'Tear! of America." Mlwt L. oocriuun. t" Kecliatiou ?"A Tnimp." Mr. CkH' sutler. tn l^Niy .. "1'ublluand Private I.Uc." lV MIm S.J. Carroll. lU Solo "The KMier MaMcu." in Miss l'lora Moruau. . Kcciiation -.... (iaulvcrto'B Victory." 1,1 Mr. J.'A. lilack. m Itecltatlou "Socrates Suookn." iv, an** Neuncuruey. |U. Duct ."Tramway." w Miss? x Khuw anil Evaus. H8 Debate, Resolved: "That the Menial Ca]iacltic? of the Sexes are not K<|uai." Aiirmatlve. O. Shrlver, Negative, Minx 'e? M&Ulu FiUuurald. !)g (Decided in favor of the Negative.) lLr Solo . Ufe'tt Story." ',, .Mr. William Hainan. 1,1 Select Reading.. "Awfully Lovely] 1'hllOKophy." nt Miss Minnie Kmnheiiner. io Ueclution "The Robber." " MlaKtUi Carroll. ,Y> Music "Miunrka Dcstrnlncaux." ll- Mibs i.yda MrUarrell. III Eaay "Tiic Supremacy of the With." Mr. W. ll. Sehult*. tr Music ^"Obcron." Ut Mina .Sadie Ciiixliclmcr. Recitation "Ornudinoihcr'i Story." Mim Mny liorubrouL. Duet "Wabueco." lie MiKH'HSadloiiUd Minnie Emidileincr. at ?* jy "A llolu In tlin ( round." us Manager Iliester's Christmas gift to the n- patrons of the Opera Motive will bo a ve new farce-comedy by Charles Hoyfc, o! iy which the New York Tribune said on October .'JO: Iioyt's "A Hole in the of Grouml" returned to tho Fourteenth h- .Street Theatre laat night for a two weeks' a stay. Tho audience was numerous and more than warm in its welcome to the re picce Hud those of tho cast who were seen in tho former production at the iid same theatre. Appreciative applause uii was bestowed upon tho Aork of the nowut comers, Julian Mitchell, Miss Faunie he Stevens and Miss Nellie Lyford. et The sale of reserved scats is now in be progress ut House's music store. he *? tig Gardner In "I'litlierlnnd." Charles A. Gardner, who is to nppenr de at the Opera House this afternoon and iy- evening,'is a universal favorite. He is re xi jolly comedian and a line actor in more serious work. Ho certainly lias for won many golden opinions. His songs, nu "The German Sw? il," uTbo Spinning en Wheel Chorus," "Shut Your Eyes and Open Your Mouth," etc., are finely done, lis always proving features in the perforuiin aiico. Never has there been seen a pretuu tier ending than the lirst act. It is ,-er beautiful and makes a deep impression. Altogether tho play "Fatherland," writn't ten by Sidney It. Kllis and Charles A. Gardner, is certainly a success, and will e's prove so wherever produced, .he * * a Kimlmll Opero Compniiy. Id- The advance 6ttle for the Kimball re- Opera Company opened auspiciously at in- the McLure House pharmacy yesterday, 'he It would be hard to say which opera in ,hy the repertoire was most favored. For tho benefit of those who desire to make selections it may he stated that "Prince Methusalem" will be given Monday ahd ast Tuesday and Christinas matinee; "Masec cot" Wednesday matinee and evening; ja- "Queen's Lace Handkerchief" Thursday ivn evening; i"Princess of Trebizonde led Friday evening, and the popular "Mikaed. do" "Saturday matinee and evening, by There will be no advance in the usual on prices of tho house. nd 'njr I'lenHnut ttlilat 1'urty. ii>- Last evening Mrs. Jessie Berger enterfht tained the whist club, of which she is a l it member, and several other friends, in a of delightful manner at her charming home to oh North Front street, Island. In re'he ceiving and entertaining her guests, - it Mrs. Berger was assisted by her Bister, ing Mrs. Clarence Irwin. Progressive eucher ;he was substituted for whist and the conab tests for the handsome prizes were very en spirited. Mrs. H. W. McLure nnd Mr. ted B. S. Allison captured the first prizes and Miss Virginia Bloomfield nnd Mr. Wilson, who had tho next best scores were awarded tho second. Kefreshige ments were served at tho close of tho t's: game. oj? Progr??*lf o Kuohrt* Last evening the Progressive Euclire Club waa entertained by Col. amlMra. 0( W. W. A rnutt nt their home on Fifteenth 0f street. An unusually |an!o number 25. were In attendance. At about midnight the same tj?rminn?n<i ??.i - ? " ?uu u templing luncheon was served. The ilrat prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ollle Wilde and Mr. Harry Caldwell, and Mrs. Jennie ide Hendershott and Mr. M. Nelson Cecil Ige captured the second. The prices were to presented by Col. Arnett, whose humor lso kept the guests in a continued roar of ire laughter. rill ? |,|8 A IMrntnnl Kuriu-Uo. he Rev. Dr. and Mm. H. K. Blai*dell, of its. the Wheeling Female College, were in callcd into their parlors yesterday morning, and much to their surprise found all the pupils confronting them. Miss Uller then stepped forward, and on aat behalf of the pupils and the faculty ute presented them with a handsome lamp, lie- Her remarks were appropriate and well ott ohosen. Dr. Blaisdell responded in his a neat and appreciative manner. ad- * * he Fixe Christinas slipper- \u velvet, ost plush and.alligator (?m 75c tip at ctton'k's Cash Shoe Htoiik. lh flUfflfp Tint itum ^ A Terrible Firo in Cincinnati w Early this Morning, ir I FIFTEEN MEN MEET DEATH. d i- T.?e Huriiing; of a Large Picture 18 Frame Factory?Frightful Lo#h r of Litis?A Fire Captain Is Among tlie Number. (t Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 22.?Since rnid) night this morning tho largo nix-story r picture frame and moulding factory of , L. A. Strobel & Co., on the south oust , corner of Elm ami Canal streets took 1 fire. It will bo a total lohs and is accompanied with much loss of life. Tho entire firo department has been j called out. Jerry Bray, captain of the Fourteenth firo company, went down with tho fifth lioor, when it foil, and is now ourning up in ino wmie ncni 01 me ; (lames. Tlio loss when tho building 1 burned two years ago was $180,000. The present building with its machinery is new, and the stock and material on baud ure greater than ever before, bo that the present loss will exceed that of the former fire. 1:10 a. in.?A wall of the building fell and buried fifteen firemen. A IJOLOCAlibT AVERTED. An Vnnurceii?fnl Attempt to tlurn n Largo Hotel lit Niuigiint Fall*. Niagara Falls, Dec. 21.?An attempt was made last night to burn the Prospect Park House on Falls street. Tho proprietor noticed a strong smell of gas and upon examination found a bag filled with papers, shavings and other inflainuiablo material, the whole being saturated with gasolino. In another part of the hotel was a barrel similarly prepared. It was evidently intended to set firo to this mass of stutr at a favorable opportunity. The hotel is so situated that had a lire been started at these poiutsa most disastrous conflagration and.heavy loss of life would have been tho result. The police are investigating the matter but no arrests have been made. TUB W111TK CllAl'Eli~nK,ND. Another Suppoited Victim Found In tlio Street* of London. London, Dec. 21.-JThe body of a young I woman whose name is unknown was found yesterday morning in the streets of Poplar, in tho suburbs of London. An empty phial lay alongside tho body, and the impression first formed was that t he woman had committed suicide. At tho coroner's inquest to-day. however, the physicians who examined tho body testified that there was no signs of poison in the stomach and declared their belief that the woman had been murdered by strangulation. They said, tho condition of the body justified this belief, and in addition to that the*o was a mark on the neck which showed that ? small ccrd had been tied tightly around it. The woman was of low character. When the body wus found it was still warm. It was lying in an open thoroughfare and there is no possibility she could have taken her own life. Some persons believe that her murderer is identical with the White Chapel fiend, who they think has adopted a new method of disposiug of his victims. SUSPENDED FKU.M THE HOUSE. Un|iitrllnini<?tnry LmiKunffe Uitotl In tho llrltinli Hondo of CoiutnmiN. London, Dec. 21.?In the Houbo o! Commons to-day the committee on the appropriation bill, Mr. Gorst being in the chair, Dr. Tanner offered an amendment opposing a grant of .'MX) pounds to Capt. Seugrave, an Irish resident magistrate. Mr. Gerst ruled the amendment out ot order, as the grant had already passed the committee stage and been approved by the House. Dr. Tanner excitedly protested against the Chairman's ruling, lie said: "When we are here in Committee of Supply appropriating money to a swindler, thief and a servant of the Irish Secretary, Mr. Balfour ought to be here and not be such a coward as he is." Mr. Gerst ordered Dr. Tanner to resume his seat and withdraw the word "coward." Dr. Tanner retorted: "I call him both a coward and a liar." Mr. Gercher hereupon moved tbnt Dr. uinucr uij suspended. The House agreed without a division, and Dr. Tanner left the chamber. Now Kallruml Propound In RiihrIa. St. Petersburg, Dec. 21.?The Industrial and Commercial Co-operative Society, of wliich General Jgnatieff is President, has appealed to the Government to begin immediately the construction ot a railway from Petrovsk to Viadi Kavkas in order to prevent the exclusion of Russian merchandise from the Persian markets. The society estimates the cost of such a railway pt 5,000,000 roubles and the time necessary for completing it two years. Lord ClnuHmnloS.tvi-d.iliu ltoodlo. Drni,in, Dec. 21.?In the case of Joyce vs. Lord Clanricarde, the court hus decided in favor of thy latter, thus reversing the result of the original suit. Mr. Joyce, who was formerly agent for Lord Clanricarde, brought suit for libel against the latter, claiming 50,000 pounds damages. The lower eourt gave him a vwrdict for 12,000 pounds. All Quiet til Suuldm. Saukim, Dec. 21.?The Hritisb forces passed a quiet night. A few of the enemy's horsemen have been seen in tho distance. The men of war have been recalled from Handoub. lllnmnrck Witl Now Want Wood. Vienna, Dec. 21.?The Wether TagtblaU says that a thousand Austrian and German subjects were expelled from Warsam laitTuesday without uny reai-ou beiug assigned. Attempt to Mow up |h? Poller, Paris, Dec. 21.?An attempt lias been made to blow up the oilice of the Commissary of Police with a dynamite bomb. Nobody was injured. CABLE FLASHES. 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