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iFthe second degrel
"Bill" Elliott, of theColumbua Sunday
flie Verdict Ploase* Col uinbus People,
Except t lint Many Think a First De.
grre Vordict Would Have Ucen 3Iore
in Keeping with the Crime.
u : Dltpaieh to the InMWjawr.
n -T"lv ?William J.
1,01.L .'llll W1| -?J
l.: :t, the former proprietor of tho
.. . J fj Cuyihl, who with l>is brother,
f. .1. Elliott, killed Albert C. Osborn, a
rci i.rter of tho Sunday World, nnd AV. I.
Hughes, a bystander, besides wounding
i number of people during a shooting
ilray on High street in this city, on
the afternoon of February 23 last, was
anvii-ted this morning of murder in
the second degree- The trial hag boon
ij progress since May II.
When tiie clerk began to road the
T-r iict there was tt highly sensational
Miie. IVlu'ii Mr. Mitchell read the
-indictment for murder iu tho first dopec"
Mrs. P. J. Klliott thought that
iii-ant guilty of murder in tho first deami
partially raisod up and madea
MjppreMfd scream. She tnen fell back
a , her chair. As the clerk reached
ihe words "guilty of murder in the seco:,l
degree" Miss Mahonev arose, gave
rent to a wailing cry and then foil back
in a fainting fit. Mrs. AV. J. Klliott was
'rTV Jlftll', litlt IIIII(1C HO UeillUIlSirUllVll.
\f. J. Elliott had his youngest boy in
his lap and when the verdict was being
Mil he covered the child's ayes and
aoiith so one could not Hee they mailo
in outcry. As the verdict of tho jury
iis read' Elliott became so enraged that
!, pulled a Grand Army of the Republic
button irom the lappel of his coat and
threw it spitefully 111 the direction of
tin- jury. Elliott's wife and children
I,.re escorted to the jail where a tearful
* t*nc was enacted.
Hie comments of the crowd were varions,
tin' general sentiment being one
?f relief that the long agony was over,
only a fetv expressing a dissatisfaction
then the real tenor of tho .verdict be(iinc
The jury vowed that they would
never disclose how they stood on any of
the ballots, and thus it will probably
never be positively known who the dissidents
lit- die laws of Ohio, murder in the
lecond degree is punishable by life imprisonment.
Notice of motion for a
in' trial was made and sentence was
hot passed. Tho court fixed next Satttniav
as the time for hearing arguments
tn the motion for a new trial.
Sever in the history of Ohio has a
crime been committed which has
aroused the people to a higher pitch of
excitement tliiin the shooting of Albert
C. Osborn by the Elliotts on February
'.'t in a crowded thoroughfare. The
crime was the direct results ol personal
j.urailism and particularly that indulged
in, or tho tierce combat waged
namely, tho World and the Capxtol, and
*as commented upon bv tne newspipers
of every State at the time.
The Capitol was tho older of tho two
papers and hnd fully established a widespread
reputation as a scandal monger
andorgan of the sensationalists, l'or
many months Osborn had been in tho
employ oi Elliott as city editor, and
von his complete favor by his success
at scandal gathering. When the World
rtarted, some two years since, Osborn
had a falling out with his employer and
was toon engaged in writing for the
rival sheet, which was striving to keep
up its head in decency.
Osborn in tho meantime fell madly in
love with a Miss MahoneV, a sister-inlaw
to both the Elliotts, and when she
refused to marry him ho attributed his
rejection to tho efforts of his enemies.
Matters thus gradually grew worso and
culminated in a virulent attack by Bill
Klliott, through the columns of lus paper
upon Osborn and Levering, the proprietor
of the World. Tho article was a
perfect "stink-pot" of abuse and mado
the most scathing attack upon tho private
characters of tho persons named.
Kliiott invited a reply, saying that he
vet had plenty of powder in reserve.
Not only did lie apply tho vilest epithet*
in a Bowery loafer's vocabulary to
Osborn, but ended by calling him a
pimp and a sock thief.
. The community shuddered upon its
nvaranco and not a lew expected that (
the accused would go punning for their |
vilUdcr. Not bo, however. The ac?u?t*il
took the attack very coolly, and j
Mktead of threatening personal violonce |
rwolved only to use as much space in
the 11'"rid as had been occupied in tho
Capitol and answer the attack. They
^rragped the ill-smelling subject with
Mh hands, and selecting from a hidden
crevice their largest bottle of verbal
wll and wormwood, uourcd forth such
?n attack upon the Elliotts through tho
columns of the World in the edition of
February 22 that the very face of it
bore the unmistakable prophecy: "To
WMvcr in blood." Not only were tho
Elliotts cut deep, but salt was applied
|? their wounds by an assault, though
lighter, upon their families.
Hill Klliott heard of the nature'and
^verity of tho reply on Saturday
?Mil una aid all within his powor to
prohibit the publication of tho It'orM
on the JmirnaCti press. Feeling that
I" had been successful in killing it ho
retired in one ol the hotels. Ho rose
?'iy Sunday morning and realizing that
|J? flaming article was boing read by
taoaaands ol citizens, lie started to the
JwnaJ office and from there to tho
" ?M in search ol Levering and Osborn,
*'th a pin. lie failod to find them
?;i'l went to his home a tow miles from
the city.
. Returning to the city Monday morn'nK
he held a consultation with his
brother Patsey in tho Capitol office, and
portly after 1 o'clock tho pair started
<io*ti High street. A large parado was
passing, and Bill Elliott soon stopped
? > cun store and procured his revol*?,
which he had left there for repair.
{If *as now armed with two guns and
^brother Patsey also hod his weapon
"?u mm.
hn??"!f<1lnK down f'sh itrest a fow
i,Bl 'Pet "> >' came upon Oiborn,
.I*" "landing near tho edgo of tho
''".itching the parade. Tne brothT.
J'Turated and the firing bogan.
* ' >t will never be known who
p?'"l the shooting, the preponderance
tin .."H*?ny Roei to ihow that Bill
SSWtjM., Ilii first ball took effect in
<jr"? chin, flowing ita way through
teeth and bone, and lodged in bis neck.
A running fusillade followed, and while
Osborn was shooting at Patauy, his
brother dodged behind a woman on the
sidewalk and flred at Osborn over her
shoulder. It was one of these shots
that killed old man Hughes, who was
intently watching the parade several
feet up the street.
Elliott was grabbed from behind, but
he, seeiug Osborn retreating, cried out,
"Kill the s? b?, l'atsey." The command
was obeyed. Patse.v followed his
victim into tlie hat store, and in the
struggle that ensued as lie caught him,
sent a bullet through his heart.
On the wav to the station house Bill
Elliott gave his empty gun to a frieud,
who secreted it for several days to
thwart justice.
A special session of tho grand jury in
dieted Dotft oi ttiu i-.iiious upon two
charges of murder in the first degree.
The trial of Ml for the killing of Osborn
oponed .May 11 and has been hotly
contested from day to day until Inst
Thursday, when tno jury wont out
Several times during the trial the prisoner
occasioned sensations by catling
witnesses "liars" and enacting wild
scenes. Throughout tbe trial he manifested
that braggadocio air which has
stamped him as a vllliau in the minds
of all who have attended.
Public sympathy, however, to a small
degreo, seems to be with the younger
brother, it being believed that ho was
only led into the alliilr by Bill.
The confinement of Elliott has done
one blessed thing for the community,
nnd that is closing up the Cupitol. The
tone of the II'orM has also been altered,
and it iB striving for laurels as a respectable
The Pennsylvania Steel Work* Resumes
Operations With Non-union Men.
IlAnRisDURO, Pa., July 28.?There
were 1.500 men at work at the Pennsylvania
Steel WorkB to-day. In the billot
mill this morning there were enough
men to run the day and night turns
and all of the old men but three are at
work. This afternoon a surprise was
sprung on the strikers when ft cur containing
fifty experienced mill hands
from .Sparrow Point, Md? ran into the
varU and tho men were quickly distributed
through tho various mills.
These men will Iiolp to start tho Bessemer
mill in the morning, To-night tho
train bearing workmen from thiumill to
Harrisburg was stoned by boys in sympathy
with tho strikers."
All Unlet at Stoolton.
IIarkisbcro, Pa., July 28.?The billet
mill at the Pennsylvania steel works at
Steelton was started this morning,there
being sufficient applicants for work to
make a day nnd night turn. Other departments'will
bo started this week, us
thoreare a large number of applications
for work. Fifty more deputy
sheriffs were sworn in to-<lay. Thus
far everything is quiet.
To Moot for tlio Purpoao of Promoting
Altoo.va, Pa., July 28.?The railroad
men of this city arc preparing for a
union meeting to bo held liore in SepA
1 -r iU- T> T
Engineers, Firemen, Conductors
and Iirakcmch.
The sessions will bo held in the Opera
House and will be open to tho public.
The grand officors of the above organizations
and other prominent Bpoakors
will bo present. The object of ttie
meeting is a general discussion on the
good of tho order, and to create a feeling
of harmony and sympathy among
the different branches of tho railroad
Johnatown Uu?lno?i? Men Ducldo to Sue tlio
South Fork Club.
Joiinstow.v, Pa., July 28.?There was
a large meeting of the business men oI
this city to-night to take action in ro
gard to bringing suit against the South
Fork Club for damages sustained by the
wponf flnml A rnmmitteo nnDolntcd re
cently to visit the dam at South Fork
reported that they obtained ample evidence
that the construction of tlie dam
was faulty. A proposition to procecd
with the suits was passed unanimously.
Another meeting will bo held Friday,
when tho monev necessary to prosecute
tho guits will be subscribed. Among
those who took an activo part in the
meeting were dozens of persons who
had lost from $25,000 to $100,000 in tho
A Difference of Opinion.
AVasiiixotox, D. C., July 28.?Secretary
Foster does not fully agree with
Superintendent Owen in tho opinion
that the Allen contract labor law does
not prohibit the importation of skilled
laborers for employment in tin plate
factories. Ho has prepared a modification
of Mr. Owen's.ruling of Hint subject
and will mako it public to-morrow.
llather Scrloun Ariuilmlon*.
Ottawa, Oxt., July 28.?J. I". Arnold,
Chief .Mechanical Engineer of tho Pub
lie Works Department, admitted beforo
the Public Accounts Committee to-day
that he Jiad rented a survey steamer
and storehouse to tho Government in
other persons' names. His excuse was
that he wished to avoid newspaper notoriety.
Ho also admitted receiving
bribes from a couple of Montreal firms
doing a largo Government business.
Soap Work* Scorched.
Cincinkati. July 28.?Tho soap works
of H. G. Hunnewell A Co., corner Liberty
and Canal streets, was damaged to
the extent of $20,000 at an early hour
this morning; fully insured.
Steamship ArrivuU.
N?w York, July 28.?Arrived: Friesland,
from Antwerp.
Hamburg, July 28.? Arrived: Scandina,
from New York.
Qckxhtowx, July 28.?Arrived: Wisonnui
n frnm Vnw Vn?lr fnr I It'nrnrinl
Southampton. July 28.?Arrived:
Spree, from New York, for Bremen.
New York, July 28.?Arrived: Steamer
State of Nevada, from Glasgow.
Moville, July 28.?Arrived?Clrcassia.
New York.
London, July 28.?Sighted?City of
Paris, Persian Monarch. N'ow York.
Baltimore, July 28.?Arrived?America,
Bremon; Chicago, Rotterdam.
Philadelphia, July 25.?Arrived?
Switzerland, Antwerp.
New York, July 28.?Arrived?Stato
of Nevada, Glasgow.
Shown by the Treasury Department's
Tho Vol 11 mo of Trade for tho Past
Fiscal Year lias boon Greater than
fiir Any Year in tho Country's History?
A Gratifying State of AflUirs.
Interesting Figures.
Washington. July 28.?Tho Bureau of
Statistics of tlio Treasury Department
has to-day issued a summary statement
and review of tho foreign commerce and
immigration of the United States during
tho fiscal year ending June 30, I8U1. It
gives also a comparison of tho imports
and exports of tho past nine months
during which the new turilf law has
been in effect oscompared with tho corresponding
nine months of the preceding
liscul year.
Tho ptateinont says that the total
value of the commerce lor tho past
fiscal year was tho greatest in the history
of the government and exceeded
the total value of commerco of 181)0 by
tho sum of $S2,191.803. The commerco
of 181)0 was the largest for any year,in
the history of the government up to
that time. *
During the year there was an increase
in our imports of merchandise in the
order of magnitude in tho following
articles: Codec, tin plates, hides and
skins, fruits, chemicals and drugs, India
rubber and gutta perclm, sugar and
molasses, etc. There has been a decline
in our ijnnorts of wool and manufactures
of silk, hemp and jute, of
breadstufTs and Animals.
There was also an excess of ex porta
of domestic merchandise over such exports
of the prior year of $20,1)41,737.
The increase in these exports lied been
in the following articles, stated in order
of muguitude of increase: Haw cotton,
f(revisions, refined sugar, cotton manuactures,
copper and manufactures
thereof, iron and steel and manufactures
Since the new tariff law lias been in
operation to Juno 1,1891, inclusive, the
total value of the imports of merchandise
were $01!0,20('>,0aj, as compared with
$598,709,905, tile value of sum imports
for the corresponding period of 1890,
which shows an excess for the nine
months of 1891 of $31,4:18,100.
The value of tho imports of merchandise
admitted free of duty during the
nine months ended Juno 110,1891, $295,903,005,
while the value of such imports
for tho corresponding period of 1890,
was $208,983,873, showing an increase in
the imports of free merchandise during
tho past nine months of $80,979,792.
During the sumo period ended June 30,
1891, the imports in merchandise paying
duty was of the value of $3!M,242,340,
as compared with $389,780,032 for
tho corresponding period of 1890, so i
that it appears tlicrc lias been a decrcaso
during the last nine months of the fiscal
?I 1(1(11 onlitn sln + tnliln lir?.
X'orts 155.648,092.
"It will be scon then," says tho statoment,
"that during tho nine months
sinco tho now tnrill" went into ("fleet, of
the total value of merchandise imported
into this country 40.90 per cent came in
free, while during tho corresponding
period of 1890, 34.92 per cent was admitted
free. In fact, it appears that
the value of merchandise imported freo
during the last nine months of the past
fiscal year was greater by $80,000,000
than tlie value of such merchandise admitted
during tho wholo of 1S90, and
nearly $40,000,000 greater than during
the prior ItsOal year ended June 30,
There has been a largo increase in tho
volume ot immigration into the United
States 'during the last fiscal year. Tho
total number arriving was 655,150, as
! ? ?.-.1 nill J..-! *!?? 4So,.?1
U^iUUM, *iiij,_iir uuutig mc iiaLai jvui I
1800, showing aa increaao during the
last fiscal year of 104,27?. This incroaso
is largely from the following countries:
Italy, 2H.354; Anstria-Hungarv, 14,801;
Germanv, 21,132; Russia, Including
Poland, L'S,245.
Goorgo Dixon, of Uoston, Defeats Abe
Willis, of Auatmliu, tin Flvo Ilound? nt j
the California Athletic Club Gymnasium.
San Fkaxcisco, Cai?, July 28.?George
Dixon, of Boston, and Abe Willis, of
Australia, fought at the gvmnosium of
tho California Athletic Club to-night
for a purse of $5,000, and the bantamwoight
championship of the world.
Willis was practfcully unknown to
many here and the betting beforo the
fight was in Dixon's favor, ranging from
100 to 70 to 100 to 00. Great interest
was taken in the fight here and the club
room was (lllcd. The men had trained
fnithfullv and both were in perfect conI?*;
*nt n t, 11:.. |
UlllUlI. illlllU! WVUft ??u? IViflVV.
oil's seconds wero Tim O'Rourke, Mitchell
aiul Billv Akers. Willis was wconded
by Martin Murphy and Billy
Smith. *
The contestants appeared in the ririR
soon after 8 o'clock and timo was called
at 8:33.
In tho llrst round tlio men Bpared
carefully for fully a minute, Dixon
showing tho greater advantage in reach.
Then Dixon led and caught Willis 011
the jaw, sending him down. When he
roso there was the liveliest kind of a
rally, the men slugging each other at
clom quarters, Dixon plainly bavins;
the best of it. Willis hugged as much
ns possible.
The socond round was opened cautiously'
by both men. Dixon rushed
but accomplished nothing. A moment
later he planted a swinging left on tho
Australian's jaw. Soveral sharp rallies
and much clinching followed, then they
kept up a see-saw on each otlior's jaws
at" the closest possibfo range. The
round cloaed with cheers (or both men.
During the third round both men
wore very warv at first. Dixon then
landed his left on Willis' body and
ri?lit on his jaw. Neithor blow did
much damnee.
In the fourth round, nfter two minutes
of sparring, Dixon rushed and landed
on Willis's jaw and body several times,
receiving two sharp raps in return.
Both were very quiet nnd saved themselves
by dodging.
The fifth round was opened like tho
others. Neither seemed disposed at
first to rush and force matters. Toward
the close there was a sharp rally near
tho ropes in which it was give and take
for a moment, though Dixon was plainly
landing harder and ofteatr. Presently
Dixon caught the Australian on the law
with his loft and sent him down. Willis
rose to his hands and knees and
took his ten Seconds on the
floor. He arose a little and
when he did Dixon rushed him, but ho
stood prepared to receive the attack,
lie was not able to do much, however,
in tho rally that followed, and Dixon's
right soon came into contact with Willis's
jaw and the latter went down flat
on his back. He fell heavily and lay
liko a log. When tho ten seconds had
expired Willis's seconds had to lift him
from tho floor, and Dixon was declared
tho winner. The colored man seemed
as strong as when the fight commenced.
The DlroctorA uuil Stockholder* Moot in
Fiodiuont und Order tho Issue of 8200,*
000 Uondii.
Cvxdkblakd, Md., July 28.?A meetI
!rw. nf !?/> (lirnninM ilnil otnntrlinlllpni flf
tlio West Virginia Central Huilroad, was
hold at Piedmont, W. Vn., to-day. At
tlio directors' meeting Mr. II. G. Davis
made a statoment oI the company's
condition for' the ' last six
months. Of the $200,000 of bonds
authorized to he sold at 105, he said
that $135,000 had beotfsold and $1(15,000
remained to be sold. Mr. Elkins moved
that $200,000 of bonds be issued at not
less than 105 and interest. The proposition
was carried.
An Interesting and Instructive Day's Proceeding*.
Special Ditpaich to the InltUlQcnccr.
Faiiuio.vt, W. Va., July?23.?This
morning's session of tho State Christian*
Endeavor convention began at eight
o'clock. Devotional exercises were conducted
by President Wright, of Clarksburg.
After the reading of tho twelfth
chapter of liomana by President Wright,
came tho address of nolcome by Mr. II.
C. Munlev. of the homo society. Mr.
Manlev spoko in a very eloquent manner
of the work of tho f'airinont society;
of the great amount of convention work
to be done, and expressed tho hope
that tho convention would result in
great good in promoting the cause of
Christianity in West Virginia. In tho
?i.. (i/?,. v \< I P,?/
UI/QCIII-V VI null *' Mi ?vbnnvuw| - >v?
W. S. Fleming, of Buckhanuon, responded.
speaking particularly of tbc
growth flf tno cause in Fairmont.
An hour was then devoted to the receiving
of the reports from the different
denomination* throughout tho
state, which showed that the work
comprised all denominations. These
reports were all banded in und accepted
and will be published in the minutes
of tho convention. Mr. W. C. Carnahan,
of AVhceling, devoted half uu hour
to the subject of "How to Study the
Bible." He handled his subject in a
thorough and comprehensive way, and
showed that he had given it much
thought. Afterdiacussing ten different
methods of Scriptural study, among
thetn the single-verse-n-day and tho
one-book-a-month methods, be gave the
following outlino for each book nnd the
reference to tho study of tho Biblo bybooks:
Principal division of each book,
frnnirrnnliicjil Wjit.inn of flvpnts. neriod
of time covered, author, circumstances
under which written, object, peculiar
characteristics, principal e\'ents recorded,
leading characters, types of
Christ, prophecies, messianic doctrines,
God, man, siu, redemption, and epochs
of the Bible.
After this Mr. II. D. Boughner, of
Clarksburg, read a very able paper on
how to use the Bible, "ilo spoRo of tho
wrong uses as woll as the right uses and
advocated systematic study, and the
thorough digestion of cach'chaptor of
tho book. The subject was then open
for general discussion. Prof. W. S.
Fleming spoke of the Bible as being
wrongly used. In former school days a
delinquent pupil was cotnpolled to read
so manv verses as a punishmont for
wrong doing, which gave him a distaste
for Bible study. After further discussions
by Mr. Colvig, of Wheeling, President
Geo. B. .Stuart and others, the
secretary proceeded to the appointment
of the regular spocial committees whoso
rAnnrta will ho rand tr>-mnrrnu*. This
afte'rnoon'B session opened with prayer
and dovotional services conducted
by Iiov. It. li. Wliltoheud, of
tbo Fairmont Methodist 1'rotestant
Church. This was a very interesting
service,'Boveral responses being made.
The Corresponding Secretary, B. Davis,
of Salem, W. Va., road his report. Six
months has shown a largo increase in
the societies. When the convention
was held in Saiem in Fobruary last
there wcro only 20 societies in the
State. The present roport shows 40 societies,
with a membership of nearly
1,1101). Soveral reports of different societies
wcro then road, after which the
reports were adouted. After this followed
some very interesting remarks by
Prof. J. A. Hopkins and Rev. Mr. Mills,
who were sent as delegates to the Minneapolis
convention. One of tho characteristics
of Christian ICndavor eonwntiims
in thnt. thn tmlnonlwflners of
tho towns wherein they have assembled
are not much benefited by tho influx
of strangers.
The next exerciso was porhaps #ie
beat paper of the convention, and was
read by Miss Kate Ebert, of Fairmont
Subject, ''Christian Giving." In view
of God's gift to us wo should give all to
him in return. Timo and talent arc influences.
By theso we may give our nil to
God. Miss Ebert's paper wns a marvel
of eloquence and conception, and was enthusiastically
applauded by tho great
Next followed tho question box. Severnl
questions were propounded and were
very ably answered py Rev.Geo. B. Stuart,
of 'Harrisburg, Ponn. lie denounced
festivals, fairs and other resorts to obtain
money, saying that thoy resulted
in more evil than eood. After Rev.
Stunrt's remarks thodlflerent committees
wcro appointed and drilled and the
meeting adjoiirned.
At 5 p. m. a Junior Society model
meeting was hold in the Methodist Protestant
church. The various methods
of holding meetings were discussed,
aftor which followed a song service,
which was conducted by Mr. Leigh
Layman, of Fairmont An immense
audianco gathered at tho cvoning session.
The address of Rev. George B.
Stuart, president of tho Pennsylvania
State Socloly, and Hcv. A. L. Reynold,
vice president of Ohio, tho first on
Gentleman Christion Endeavor ideals
and the latter on applied Christianity.
Both woro eloquent addresses, and provoked
the audience to the highest pltoh
of enthusiasm. Thoy closed tho biggest
day of tho convention, which adjourns
Viscount Crofes Saya England Will
bo at th|0 World'a Fair.
For America's Future and the Pro*
cress of her Great Resources aiul
Institutions -- Some Very Politic
Speeches?TJ c Committee Starts lor
London, Jul} 28.?Tho foreign committee
of the C olumbian World's Fair
ended its stay in England to-day in a
blaze of glory with a luncheon at tho
Savoy hotel. This luncheon was attended
by a company of distinguished
i nnllnntnrl hnnnflth
roof. Over eighty guests were assembled
at the luncheon.
The dining room was beautifully decorated
for the occasion with flowers,
plants and Hags. Ex-Congressman liutterworth
presided. SirRichard Webster,
the Attorney General, sat on his right,
and Mr. Lincoln and Viscount Cross
wcro seated on tho left. Tho first
toasts, "The President of tho Unitod
States and "Tho IJueen," woro drunk
witii great enthusiasm. Sir. Butterworth,
Mr. F. W. Peck and Major
Moses P. Ilandr made speeches .which
were most diplomatically wordeil and
which were well received. In mibstnnco
they neatly returned thanks for tho
hospitality accorded them und clearly
explained the objects und interests of
the Columbian orld's Fair.
Mr. Lincoln, in a happy speech which
was heartily applauilod, related in detail
the cordial manner in which Lord
Salisbury had received tho American
committ'eo when tho latter called upon
the Premier in the foreign office and
explained to him the progress being
mado towards laying the foundations
lor UIU imr mm mu uuj/va ?.\|?voouu >.?
to seeing an exhibit worthy of Great
liritain, in Chicago in 1893.
Tho United States minister also said
that ono stumbling block which had up
to quite recently been in the way of
foreign exhibitors had been removed
when he was authorized to announce
that any provisions in tho United State*
alien act which could be construed to
oporato against exhibitors In tho United
States would bo removed. Foreign exhibitors,
he added, were assured that
the United States would use every effort
to facilitate foreign exhibitors in being
represented at the fair.
Mr. Lincoln concluded with tho remark:
"Chicago has never yet failed
in any public undertaking and never
The most significant speech mndo
during the banquet was that of Viscount
Gross, Secretary of State for
India. As Viscount Gross is a cabinet
ofliccr, and as he is honored?-with the
friendship of tho Queen, his utterance
upon this occasion is said, beyond
doubt, to have been authorized by the
government. The Viscount said that
he wished to assure America in tho
strongest terras that England was
heartily and entirely with tlie United
States in this matter and thatsho would
do everything possible to insure the
best representation at tho Fair, not
only of England, but of India and tho
Mr. Chauncey jr. Depow expected to
be present at the banquet, but at tlie
last minute ho was summoned to meet
Mr. Vandurbilt at Vienna and wrote to
the committee expressing his regret at
not being able to bo present. *
Tho Right Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone
sent on nutograpli letter to eiCongressmau
Butterworth, in which' the old
statesman said: "I shall not, I hope,
transpress the limits o( courtosy in oxpressing
tho liopo that those at least
who como after me may live to sue tho
industrial glorv of America freed from*
every fetter and her unparalleled natural
resources turned to tho host account."
The foreign committee of tho Columbian
Fair starts for l'aris to-morroiV
Inquiries From America for Tlnworkcr*
Cnuiio the Welsh Workmen to Dccllno
Rodnctlons of Wages.
I/1ND0N, July 20.?The resumption of
Wolsh tin pinto works is only partial
and by firms fortunate enough to sceuro
ordors. The work will only continue
whilo tiio orders last by week to week
contracts with tho men. Xo appreciable
reductions of stocks in Americu
is noticed. Prices are still iinromunerative.
During July tlio shipments
from Swansea Have been under 1,000
tons weekly, as against 4,000 to 5,000
tons in the same month in 1800, while
<1... ...-,.1 1.,in.l ninnnnt t.. Jit'l .
lilt; DIUbni) JIV?? wa IIIUIU Uiitvuuv^v >VV,
240 boxes, against 1,31)0,000 boxes in tho
corresponding week in 1SU0. It is estimated
that Uireu months must elapse
before the trade becomes brisk again,
but general contldenco is felt among
manufacturers that trade will regulate
itself ivithin six months.
The threatened American competition
causes no serious alarm to most of the
manufacturers, though some of tho less
sanguine think tho Americans will
eventually succeed in establishing a
trade, especially as they will
bo able to adopt labor-saving
appliances, attempts to 'Introduce
which here have incurred tho resentment
of men, and will inevitably
lead to Welsh destruction. Dnniel Edwards
Co. aro unable to resume, thefr
men dccllng to work tho now flux system.
The company are therefore taking
steps to sell the flux patents to America.
Other Anns arc also idle, their men refusing
to work at reduced wages. Tho
attitude of the workmen is largely the
outcomoof Inquiries of Amcricaii agents
fnr Inhor.
The Co?U of Getting Klttlo.
London, July 28.?The registrar in
the bankruptcy court to-day held that
Mr. Parnell's objection to CapLO'Shea's
notice to pay the coBt* in the recent
divorco suit on tho ground that ho wan
not a resident of England was untenable.
It is still open to -Mr. Purnell to
appeal, otherwise lie must pay tho costs
or bo declared a bankrupt.
The Duk* of Meaklenburt Djiar.
1Jkri.iv, July 28.?The Grand Duke of
Mecklenburg Is dying. His limbs ure
becoming paralysed.
Fifty Penoni now Known to l>o Dead and
One Hundred More Wounded?The Sta
nun fliniior ami An)(ia?>i/ri?vrni
Caane Still Unknown.
Pahis, July 28.?Tho lorrlble excursion
train collision at St. Mando, near
this city, is tho ictUuro ol tho popular
interest horo to-day. Tho newspapers
of this city and the provinces are filled
with harrowing details of the disaster,
by which over fifty people lost their
lives, and by which over ono hundrod
others were more or less seriously
Such ghastly railroad accidents as
this ono uro not every day occurrences
here, and wero popularly supposed to
bo confined to tho United btates. In
fact, on more than ono occasion when
tho details of some more than usually
horrible railroad disaster in America,
whoro tho "fatal railroad stove" set fire
to tho wreck and caused the roasting to
death of 'numbers of wounded people
who might otherwise have escaped from
the disaster, havo beon received, the
English ana continental newspapers
have consoled themselves with the reflection
that no such calamity was possible,
or to say tho least probablo on European
railroads, from the fact that thoir cars .
were only heated by hot water footstools,
and consequently wore safe from
death-dealing coiiUagratlan alter collision.
The St. Mnnde accident shows that
these newspapers congratulated themselves
a little too soon. Interest In tho
St. Mande horror is greatly increased by
the fact that up to tho present the
official inquiry mado lias failed to establish
clearly the roal causa of tho collision
which Is attributed in turn to revunge,
nialico, curelessnus and Incompetency
according to the revelations of
To the outsido observer the accident
would seem to be duo to a very great
extent to carelessness, though other
motives may havo ontered into the disaster.
In any case (lie action of the firemen
in drowning the roasting, and
wounded people who were imprisonod
beneath tho wreck, is most soverely condemned.
Coven additional people, victims of
the collision, died last night, making a
total of 60 dead accounted for, but tue
terribly consumed state of ?otne of the
remains found makes it probable tlmt
in some eases the heaps of collected
muy be those of two poople whicn havo
been counted as one.
The assistant stationmastor at Vlncennes
nnd the driver of tho second
engine have been arrested on tho
charge of b&v??3 contributed by carelessness
to the events which brought
about tho collision.
lluiHiniiN Faying the Highest Tribute* of
Friondihip to tho French Naval Ofllour*
and Sailor*?Groat Good Fueling:.
Cbonbtadt, July 28.?The dinner
given to tho Frcneli sailors yesterdav at
the Cronstadt Exchange was marked
by a lesser degree of official character
than any of tho previous festivities.
Tlioro were about 300 sailors present
and all toasts of a significant nature
were drunk uinid tho utmost onthusi
asm. During the entertainment mo
officers of tho French fleet appeared
upon the balcony of tbe oxenange,
where onormous ' crowds of people
greoted them with frantic cheers and
fought and struggled to got u ploco of
the tri-color flags which the French
officers detached from the decoration!
of the exchange and threw among the
populace, shouting at tho same time,
"Vive 1ft Russia." Tho oxchange responded
to theso cries with "vivo la
France," and In evory way tho utmost
enthusiasm provailod. The crowds also
several times insisted upon hearing the
The ppecchos aboard the Jlorego at
Constadt yesterday were very cordial.
Tho French Admiral, Corrals, toastod
the Ciar, wishing him glory and longovitv.
The Russian Admiral, Grand Duke
Alexis, responded and toasted President
Carnot. A norwards Grand Duke Aloxia
toasted "Tho French Admiral and the
fleet under his command, destined for
fresh laurols."
Tho Ruftaltin Mounroh Not Particularly
p]ea?eil With tho Affair.
London, July 28i?The Kt. Petersburg
Time* telegraphs that tho official Journals
da not 'like tho enthusiasm which
has bcoii aroused by the- visit of the
French fleet to Cronstadt. lie adds
that it is assorted that the Czar is dis- ,
pleased with the manifestations made
in favor of tho republic, and that ho
ordored that ho pleasure steamer was
to ho allowod to approach near the
French war ships when ho visited Admiral
Ill 18 UUt UUIIOYCU iU MIID liii./ tua> >110
visit of tho French sguoilron to CronBtaclt
will have a lasting effect upon tho
friendly relations between the two
countries. Tho opinion is expressed
that the Cinr will nover consent to in
actual alliance with the French Republic
and it is asserted that the Czar was
only with the greatest of difficulty persuaded
to abandon for a moment his
known distru.it of France.
llAuquetted by tho Czar.
St. Pctersdu/k), July 28.?Tho Cjar
and Czarina gave a grand banquet in
Peterhof puluco this evening in honor
Fronch officers, one hundred and sixty
covers being laid.
Among those present were tho Queen
of Oreeco and her daughter, all of the
Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses, the
Ministers, tho French Admiral, the
members of tho French Ambasiy, and
the Russian Admirals.
Terrible IlcmlnUccnco*.
Gibraltar, July 28.?Tho hold of the
steamship Utopia, which was wrecked
nitn to art phnrwul
with gaases that it has become nocesnury
to suepend tho work of soarchlag
for and removing corjuea. of which
many still remuln in tlia hold. To-dny
the 'bodv of n woman was rccovorod
with that of an infant claaped to her
breast and that of another child cling,
ing to her clothing.
Wentlior Forcca?t for To-day,
For Weit Virginia, Wcitern I'otinfylvanla and
Ohio, riowers; autioncr}' tarnperatnro, oxoopt
light!? cooler nt Jtochestcr ana Blighlly warmer
airituburgh; ?outh winds.
tkmptttatvm ymtctdat.
m fnrnUhed bjr C. Bciwtrr, drufjflit, Opera
IIoum corner:
7 a. ou........G9 I 8 p. nj 79
U m^.. 77 I wSathe

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