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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 21, 1852. WHEELING, W. VA.. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 13, 1893. "VOLUME XI ill?NUMBER 70.
If BRAZILIAN \E A Fight Between Two Most D reputable Faotlons. PEIXOTO AN AUTOCRATIC TYRAt Surrounded by Men Who Woi be "Veers" In This Country, BUT LIVE IN SPLENDID PALAC Beared by the Fruits of Pub Plnnrlnr Affcnr t.ho Emniro. AN OUTRAGE FOR AMERICANS' Go to Assist Either Sido?The Kava; or Disease and the Brutality of Hi zilians Toward Americans Who F Victims of the Yellow I''ever? In tor view in which Startling Thin Aro Told?Tho Brazilian Itebels 1 new the Bombardment or lllo Jnnorio?Loyalists Defoated in Mi coa and tho Revolutionists Gain Foothold on Land?Pelxoto's B loon Scheme. New York, Nov. 12.?An Americ who has only recently returned fr< Brazil after a long residenco in tl country was visited by nu Associaf i'resB roporter for the purpose of elic injj his views upon tho civil war present in operation in tho new ropi lie of South America. "It seems to rne," said ho, "that it an outrage to enlist men at this seas of the year to jro down to Brazil por even if Peixoto was roicning there. 1 ?!? *????? onnann cnmmmi(<Rg sit 11 about this time, anil a month lienco will bo raging furiously throughout tho section whore the lighting will to place. I vonturo to predict that least 90 per cent of tho men going do1 on the Brazilian fleet will never retn alive, evon snould they be ao forlun: as to escaps the bullets aud torpedoes the insurgent fleet. "Hut it is not the climate and the p vniling epidemics that are mostly to feared. The mom painful and harro ing ruminLicence* in my mind cons oi what I have Been ot" the i nihil ent brutality of the Braziliuu c thorities towards foreigners. Thoy i penr to have an especial pleasure in < ercising this unprecedented brutali upon Americans for the reason th there is a lack of co-operation amo the colonies in Kio, whereas the Ki lisli. French, German and other Eui pean colonies are generally united. BRUTAL TREATMENT. Those latter colonies have been long established in the country tt thoy foresee what will happen duri each yoar'a epidemic and are prepar to take tho very bost of care of tho n? arrivals into their respective coloni We aro not so well prepared, and t result is that, when an American fa sick in a Brazilian boarding house hotel, he has no special placo to api for sympathy and care, and does i realize what his sickness is until t health officers are notified. "These brutal officers aro so acci tomed to witness the sufferings strangers who become victims to t climate and lilth of the cities of t country that it is sure death to fall in their hands. '1 he truo stories of wl foreigners on the soil of Brazil have s fered at the hands of these inhumi brutalizod inon of authority inthepo of Brazil would seem incredible. A one, however, who has ever pass through an epidomic can bear witnc to tho truth of what I am saying to y< "When strangers become ill with aimi pox it ia no unusual thing, in fact, t goneral thing, that their cases are p nounced yellow fever, despite all app< and protest to the contrary. They i carted off to an overcrowded, filthy v low icver hospital, there tr> bo thri into beds, the linon and mattresses which have not been changed or air since their former occupants had 1< them, in most, if not in all cases, : their coffins. 1 have personal kno' edge of the fact that two Atnericai employes of a firm of American mar fncturers, and who wore sent to Bra on business for their company, n their death through tho unscrupulc and inhuman neglect ot Brazilian hea authorities. In my opinion three or four hundi trained and couragoous America could go down to Brazil and capture i only one side, but both sides, taking the conflict. The Americans will go for business while the Brazilians their side will probably wage their c totnary sleepy and bloodless warfaro. all the conflicts which they have h during recent years they have ecarc< ever sacrificed life. the leaders. Peixoto is undoubtedly an autocra tyrant who would not be competent act as the executive of a moribund i Intro in any othor country than Bra; He wus placed in powor merely account of being a loading goneral in army that has never seon any servi His spokesman, Ruy Barbosa, is a m whoso patriotism consists in looki after the spoils of oflice. llo was one the leaders in tho bloodless insurri tion which resulted in the depositi and exile of Dom I'odro. He then 1 came secretary of tho treasury uni tho reckless and corrupt administrati of Marshal de Foiisoca. As secretary tho treasury Barbosa gathered aDc him a lot of adventurers, a sot mountobank' and banditti, who star! wild cat banks and companies, carri on a Rories of unrivalled and unprecc ented financial operations to such extent that business in Kio becami daily and luuirhablo display of opc bourlo financiering. 31 ayrinek came into power, and tho head of tho new bank and throu Ruy Barbosa he was led to issue hi dreds of millions of dollars of n> money. Within months nearly hundred more new hanks appeared thosceno with no other hus.tiess th to play, likopo many deputies, into t hands of the national bank and a hoi of those adventurers by'creating hi dreds, nay, thousauds, oi new com] Q nies. TIio recordsof Brazil show tiuit rj tlio new companies wore lloatod with a 'm financial capital of about $800,000,000. Conservative busiuess mon stood aloof and lookod on with abject horror and prepared themselves for the crash that was inevitable. vag8 live like riUN'ces. For a timo, however, Mayrinck and 11, others, whoso crcdit, prior to tho advent of Barbosa, was on a par with that lid of a "var" in this country, seemed to roll in wealth and luxuries. They reared palaces and equipped them in the most Himiptuous manner, employed ro rotinuus of servants, rode tho thoroughly fares of tho town in equipages, and irenorally lived on a scale of royal splendor. Mayrinck, who waa tho arch schemer lie of this select coterie of the government plunderers, had a palatial oilice, where no ruiou as tnejay uouiu oi mo new order of things which had been ollected in Brazil through his Napoleonic oper10 utions in nuance; and he was daily in continuation with Barboaa. who is now posing as tho great reformer, anxious os to depose Peixoto, who, on account of pa- his misdeeds, has declared against him. If Mello succeeds, this man will undoubtedly come to tho front again. If Peixoto rotains power officials ,<rS of his own inner circle of frionds . will continue to keop tho commerce of Brazil disturbed for a good many years do to come. The only hope for the coun11P. try is in tho ascendancy of some man who succeeds in forcing himself to the n front by virtuo df pure patriotism and ai- croato an era of political reform and purification in tho ropubiic of Brazil. The old emperor, Doin Pedro, was known to be a republican at heart and an it was undoubtedly his intention to bring to the front the best men in tho 111 country so that tho ropubiic could eventually be started auspiciously. The ;ed most corrupt element among tno poli,-ltr ticians of Brazil, however, prevont tho ' realization of tho honest intentions and ' desires of this noble ruler. l'> Sinco that timo capable and honost men have stood no show in the councils js oi tiio country. It has simply been a light between tho army and navy. 011 Barbosa and hi3 crowd of politicians ts. wero with the army as long as that side he had leeway to create new money and Jst grab evcryting in sight Now that .. their little game is at an end and Mayrinck/has been placod in a mad house, all while the otherj aro in jail, they havo ,ke gone over to the navy, at 1 ivn the " " Renew tho lJoinluirdinent?Loyalists Defeat ecf in Miii cou. 0 New Yohk, Nov. 12.?1Tho Herald'* re- Montevideo dispatch says: Word has bo just boon received ironi Rio Janeiro that all tho banks wero closed to-day or. and that a bombardmont of tho city by lu- Admiral Mollo was renewed. ?l>- Thero was somo heavy fifth ting bo5X" tween tho rebel ^forces under Admiral Mollo and President Peixoto's loyal n troop3 at Nictherov, tho most populous n" suburb of the island, Wednesday. Thte principal point of attack was for tho Uncaughno, but the firo from tho fort finaliy sank a robel torpedo boat, though not before tho insurgents puns so had inflicted considerable damage upon ,,lt the buildings of Nictheroy. Tho Republican newspaper of Rio rong ported that the loyal troops have been ed dofeatod in Marcoa. uw Later reports from Rio say that overy es. two or three days for somo time past ho thoro has been an artillery duel between ills the loyal and rebel forts in which the or ship of Hello's squadron raroly join. >1? Tho revolutionists have gained a footiot hold on land in tho suburb of Saretta, ho and have hold it in spite of considerable skirmishing. Their white flag can J8- bo seen from Rio atsovoral points, of One of Poixoto's land batteries has ho been silenced, also. he An ex-governor of the stato of Rio Jaito noiro has promised that if Mello's men ?at nuccoed in wresting tno possossion 01 ui- Nictheroy from tho loyal troops ho will in, furnish tho rebels with a largo quantity rta of armB and ammunition with which to ny equip a land forco. IIo ha* not buIGed cient confidence in their ability to win !89 as long as they confino themselves to >u. operations afloat to lead him to risk ill- anything on them just now. ho it is roDorted that President Peixoto ro- has now nearly ready his balloon work, aal on which ho has been proceeding for ire some time, from which ho expects to be ol- able to drop a charge of dynamite upon Admiral Mollo'a flagship, tho Aquidaof ban. od ?ft ALTGELD'S ANARCHISTS Spunk at tho Graven of Their Fir? Brethren In Splto of tho Conditions or Pardon. Chicago, Nov. 12.?Sorvico* in comzil momoration of tho death of the livo rat Anarchists, Spies, Parsons, Lingg, jjj? Fiacho. and Kneel, wore held to-day at tho monument orocted to thoir moinory od in Walddeun cemotory. ins Tho occasion was made nolablo by lot the fact that Samuol Ficldon, Michael in Schwab and Oscar Noobo, the comrades in of the executed anarchists, who wero on sentoncod to Joltot, but partlonod out us- recently by Governor Altgold, wero In present at tho grave, two of them, nd Fieldon and Schwab, being tho orators >lv of tho day. Whon I'ioldon, Neebe and Schwab were pardoned, it wa9 said to be a condition of thoir release that they should make no more anarchistic t,c spoochos, but they rnado them to-day, to nevertheless. ril- The ceremonies at the cemetery wero sjj precedod by a procession, which march'01| od through soma of the down town flll streots. They carried a largo black ce shiold bordered with red, upon which was tho following inscription in silver __ letters: "November 11?Tyranny?No *f God; No Lord; No Slave." 3C" UCBLIIiLlO.N IX MKXIOO. on . t>e- Great Incitement at .Jnarer.?A I'roclnmn. lor tion AKiiinnt tho Government, on St. Louis, Nov. 12.?A upocial to the Republic from El Paso, Toxas, says: 0( At midnight the city of Juarez, Mexi:ed co, i9 in sront excitement and tho rallied tary and civil authorities are arming id- the citizens with all woapons obtainaan bio. Tho causo of tho excitement is due u a to information received by the military ;ra commander and commander of tho frontier customs iruard that tho city as and particularly tho custom honso will gii be attacked bv'thu revolutionists. They in- issued a proclamation against the prosow out government soveral days ago and a captured the custom hou*c at Palmas, on : ninety miles west of hero, Thursday, an | Now about 4W) of them ara marching he | this way and are receiving additional 'do : member* constantly. Besides tho citim /."iis a forco of federal troops is on pa- J guard to-night. XIIU HAWAIIAN A P PA III. Milliliter WllliH'a Instruction* nre Veiled 1 Mystery?The Next Steamer From Horn lulu May Urlng Important New*. Washington, Nov. 12.?Unless b has mot with somo delay United State Willis has now boon in Honolulu week, and it is not improbable that li has carried into effect the instruction ho took with him, and which have bee an woll If a nt. n Ronrpt. nil ill 1 n Nlrioof til Pacific. If ho has not done so, th steamer which left Honolulu yesterda will bring the news oi the consequor events, and will roach an oullot to th rest of the world with it on noxt Satu day. Whatever recourso the adminiatn tion may have determined upon to si cure the restoration of Queon Liliin kalani, it is very evident that Secretar Gresham does not expect that extrom measures will have to be resorted t( The eourso proposed to bo pursue seems to be to request the present goi eminent, in the name of the Unite States, to give way quietly to tho restori lion of tho queon. Tho Hawaiian* i this city are very firm in their convii tion that the government will rofuso 1 yield to any such gentle persuasion s that They assert their earnest belie that it will require at least a show < force to induco thein to resign th reins of authority. By others the hope is entertaine that any sort of assurance from Minii ter Willis that the moral inftuenco < the United States government woul bo exerted to maintain a stable covers merit by tho quceu, and to restrain i from such vagaries and excesses as thu of the constitution she sought to hav adoptod in January last, might temp the members of tho provisional govcrr ment to stop aside and trust to th United States to preserve their in Lei ests in its own way. This is whji President Cleveland" and Secretar Gresham hope for, though what assoi tor to give ns to future influence by thi government in tlio islands is nc known. llawair* Credit Diiimi;cil. San Francisco, Nov. 12.?llawaiia Consul Wilder was disagreeably sui prised yesterday when iie presented draft drawn on the provisional goverr inent at a bank and tho bank refuse to honor it. It was explained t him by the bank of off cials. that they did not kno what might happen to Honolulu whe the contents of Secretary Gresham' letter became known there, and the did not care to lake any risks, lien tofore the drafts on the provisional goi ernmont have been paid without quej tion. THIS SETTLES IT, Tlio IZonritirn* Government Apologize* f?r Firing on tlio Star* and Stripe*. Washington, D. C., No. 12.?Secrc tary Greshara gave out the followinj to-night: "When authentic information was r< ceivod at the department of the firin upon the American mail steamer Cost Rica at Amapala on the 6th inst,, b< cause of the refusal of the caj tain to doliyer up Bonilla, passenger, General Young, th United States minister to Hondnras under instructions sent by Secrotar Groiham by direction of the President protested against the act and demand ed an apology. Tho government o Honduras promptly disavowed the cot duct of its officers and expressed sincer regret for the occurrence." The apology on the Dart of the Hon duras government is entirely satit r.-L ?- it i muiury iu liiu u iuvcu ?-'it??uu ?uu >v > believed that this will end the incidoat ECKELS TALKS About the Financial 'Situation?fin Sny tho Sick Country ?h Convalescent. Boston, Mass., Nov. 12.?James IJ Eckels, comptroller of tho currency come to Boston to-day and isstoppin at tho Parker Iiouse. To a reporter c tho Associated Press, ho said in cor vocation this evening concerning tli late financial depression and its conse quoncos: i "You can imagine my position whei I mention the fact that there ar nsusally from eight to ten failures c national banks a year, while when had assumed my position they bogai one after another, until in lour month there wore 150. lam glad to say tha of this number about ninet have reaunlod business. Tho with drawal of money on deposit wen steadily on for six months an< whon I tell you that over $>50,000,00 wero withdrawn in that timo fror national bauks alono, not including th amounts withdrawn from state ani private institutions, you can appreciat what a contraction of tho currenc; there has been. The repeal of the Shei man silver act has had much to do witJ alleviating the situation. In regard to tho tariff and the dopros sion ho called attention to the fact thn those industries which would bo mos affected by tho tariff, are those rovivin most rapidly. CONDENSED TELEGRAMSAt tho close of tho fiscal year mail woro being carried on 100,952 miles o railroad, for which 3,050 cars wer used, with 0,417 railway clerks. Ther wero handled daring the year 10,230, 314,015 pieces of mail matter. This it an increaso over 1888 of 49.68 per cent A great sensation has been created ii Mexico by the announcement from th City of Mexico that Gen. JunnC. Coi tina, one of the greatest revolutior.nr leaders in Mexico, has boon arrostoi and imprisoned in the San Juan Duol loa prison by order of Preaidout Diaz. A dispatch from Bnrdstown, Ivy says tho homo of Phil Evans wo burned to the ground and his family i supposed to imvo perished or bee driven away by tho mob. Great ex citement exiits and there is no tellin; whore the trouble will ond. Herman Uabrcck, aged nineteen, c Edgar, Wis., has confoased thai he am his brother Otto, aged seventeen, mnr derod their father, William llabrock whose mysterious disappearance ha boon noted. Aulmrit-, of Paris, says that Spain ha proposed the appointment of an inter national commission, whose duty it wil bo to draft ir common code of measure against anarchists. All strangers have been prohibitei from the bourse at Madrid, owing ti anarchist threats to blow up the build ing. . A VISIT TO M'KINLEY. > ........ West Virginia the First to Talce o ,9 Him by tho Hand. PROTECTION'S CHAMPION VISITED. 18 U A Delegation ol Wheeling Men In0 t created in tho American Policy go v to Colnmbnn?Cordially llocelvod Ohio's Great Governor?Hit# i0 r- Greeting to the Mountain State. J" Tho great succors ol last Tuesday irn> pressed Mr. Gooreo Adams as souieif tkinn vaHf nni/ili ?nf n( I tin nrdinnrv pun 10 of things political, and it occurred to j him that West Virginia protectionists f. might well make n journey to Columbus (1 to say to Governor McICinley that his *' conspicuous contribution to the rosult is duly appreciated on this side of the ,o rivor. Mr. Adams ??poko to ono, to anis other, the party made up itself, ar^ ranged with tho Baltimore & Ohio for a e special sleeper, notified tho governor that West Virginia was about to invade d the sacred soil of Ohio, and left Wheel!* ing at 10:30 Saturday morning. The (] visiting party was composed as follows: i- George Adam a, N. 13. Scott, Goorgc it Wise, J. K. llall, II. P. McGregor, P. B. it Dobbins, B. B. Dovener, N. A. Noble, o Charles Burdett Hart, editor of tho I.vt tellige.ycek, 15. Buckinan, William Kxi loy, Morris ilorkheiiner, W. F. Petere son, Dr. Johu L. Dickov, Henry Baer, - Henry Schmulbach, W. I). Johnson, B. it S. Allison, Hugo Loos, John K. List. C. y Ed. Schenorlein, Georgo E. House, \V. J. - W. Cowden, T. C. Moffat, John Cumi mine, G. W. Atkinson, J. C. Heinlein, a of Bridgeport. ?t Messrs. Graham, Jameson and Burke, of tho Baltimore & Ohio, went part of tho way and narrowly escaped being taken ail the way in irons. Tho run 11 was made in good timo and with great r- satisfaction. Reaching Columbus it a was found that an important extradition case, involving tho extradition of a j lady of standing, was at tho moment 0 occupying Govornor McKinley'a attention. The delegation at once took sides J with tho lady, and, under the escort of Renrosontative Heinlein. of tho district g over the river, called on the secretary v of stato and the treasurer, in whose 5. offices cordial receptions wore externl' ed. The troublesome lawyers and their " fine points beintr out of the way for the time, the governor sent word by Private Secretary Boyle that ho would" be glad to receive the West Virginia friends in the executive room. As the delegation r entered the governor was standing by his desk, leaning on the back of his >. chair. Rouorters lor the Associated , Press and the local and state papers and h stato officers came in, until the large chamber was crowded. THE WEST VIRGINIANS PRESENTED. Mr. Hart, who had beon chosen chairU man of the delegation for this purpose, h thus addressod tho governor: a Governor McKinley:?We are not a e delegate body. We represent ourselves 1, only, aud yet we are at liberty to say y there is not a West Virginia protect, tioniet who would not bo glad to be |. with us on this neighborly mission of ,f felicitation. We are business men, maut ufacturers, wage-earners and profes0 sional men who have left our business and our homes for a day . to thank you for the magniti1 eont triumph for American industries s and American homes. We know well that tho remarkable result of last Tuesday is due in ho small measure to your in?nllu,nnf rturaiatAni 11 nil nnnrnvamia "7 i ; ? advocacy of protection. Wo wish, sir, to thank you particularly for the great service you havo ren dered our own state, a commonwealth \ which has developed greatly under the ^ impetus of protection and which stakes , its hopes for the futuro on tho mainto1 nance of that same wise and beniticent policy. We havo prospered most under 0 that measure which bears your hon> ored name; we havo suffered most un* der tho threat to wipo out that luw and 1 substitute one that shall reverse the 0 principle on which tho tariff 'f legislation of this country has been 1 based for a generation. Living 11 as wo do under a governor who has a s single redeeming protectionist princi1 pie, it is an exceptional satisfaction to Y come over tho river to pay our respects * to a governor who embodies all the | principles of good government and as I well the personal virtues which com? mend a statesman to thoughtful minds. n Governor McKinloy, wo West Viro ginians look upon you as "homo folks." rt Wo aro honored by every success that o comes to you; and we cannot be indiffor7 ent to any future chapter of your his - tory which Providence may put it into 1* the hearts of your countrymen to write for you. Those gentlemen, sir, who i* have accorded mo the honor to speak it for thorn desire to bo presented in't dividually, so that, after the West VirK ginia fashion, they may shako "liowdv" with you. the governor's response. Governor McKinloy in reply said: a Mil Hart and Gentlemen rno>t West f Virginia:?I thank you for this call. I 0 appreciate tho good will and the good 0 fellowship which it implies. 1 thank you for the genorous words of congratu3 lation that your chairman has spoken. We rojoice to-day that our party a principles have been successful in a ma0 jority of the states in which elections ' were held on Tuesday, and wo conliy dently believo that in tho elections next 1 year to be held in all of the states those * principles will bo triumphantly approved. The people of Ohio havo ,, spoken in cmphatic protest against free s trade and a corrupted currency, and a against the unjust treatment of our n country's defenders. Our victory was aided by many Democrats who wore K unwilling to void tor a policy which would sacrifice the best interests of tho workingmen and the highest prosperity I and patriotism oi the country. Tho verdict in Ohio is ail expression of unswerving devotion to our country, its '' best interests and highest destiny. I shall bo glad?wo all shall be glad? when tho great state of West Virginia s which you represent shall, with a fair '* and full vote, record itself for itopubii' can principles and policies, the success 8 of which is the success oi your rich industrial state. 1 I again thank you, and will be glad to s greet you personally. After the governor's address each of the vhitors was introduced personally to him aud a half hoar wag spent pi antly in formal chat. Tho govei paid to ono of tho party that this i was the moat marked personal com meet ho had ever received. Requ lor all tho delegation had to aaic \ tilled: Morris Horkheimer, to be i ieter to China tn ascertain what Chinese docs with the "sans" ho i them; P. 13. Dobbins, to be miniate Dahomov, to renew pleasant acquis nncea of tho Midway Piaisanco;J Cummins, to bo consul at Nagas because he understands that to t good place to rest; K. Bucktnan, t( ministor to Turkey, lor reasons si factory to himself. While there wa I positive committal in any case, a son who stand very close to the go nor said, with a significant smile. 1 j the delegation might rest assured I its recommendations would be c considered. There wore no other r< onces to allusions. While this going on tho visitors and the govei were Having a jolly time. Govei MnKinley inquired kindly for many West Virginia friends. AN IMPROMPTU RAXQBET. Leaving the capitol tho tourists ? over to tho Neal Houso. A long t was arrangcu tor wioin uu euppui n and they wont right ahead in bam style, tolling stories and ma] speeches, just aa though they had h a ball. The other guests took it all f naturedlv and seemed to onjoy tho ceeaings." On Mr. Peterson's motion the cli man was thanked for the satisfacl prosenfation of tho sentimenta of delegation. Leaving Columbus at 11:15 run home waa mado comforti and on time. The whole journey w continuous vote of thanks to Adams for his happy thought and successful way it had worked There was not a man in the party would have missed it. Every brought home the most favorable pression of tho governor of Ohio, an was tho unanimous verdict that next Republican national couvenl need seek no further. Unexpectedly Intonating. Columbus Special to Cincinnati Enquirer. The occasion proved to bo on< greater interest than was expected, marked the first public utterancr Governor McKinley ainco tho elcct HARD LINKS FOR Fit EE TKAI The WftTR nnd DleaitH Committee Run Agnlnflt ObiitucIcK? Free Haw JVIatoi Not so Popular mi They Wore, WARniNOTOs, 1). 0., Nov. 12?It peara that the chief cmbarrassmcni tho ways and means committee ii como, not from tho articles upon wl the specific ad valorem duties are ti reducod, but from the articles that to bo put on tho freo list. It had I generally accepted up to quite recei that tho Democratic parly was un on the proposition of putting coal, w iron ores, salt and lumber on the list, Gilt the latest developments have dicated this is not close. Mr. Culberson and other Texas m bors have already sounded their of sition to freo wool, and they are lit to receive substantial encouragem from Ohio members and roprosontatj of tho grazing states of the west. J oral of tho Alabama representatives protecting against tho proposition place iron ore and coal on the free 1 Tho extensive lumber states, bofli tho south and west, are almost a u in opposing freo lumber. The quest ot an income tax is rapidly coming tho front as n livo issue. This is to impose an income or c: talization tax on corporations?that to collect a fixed annual tax, eit from tho earnings or the paid up cj tal stock of corporations. This lias to still another proposition, which < templates the taxing of all corporati at tho time of their organization incorporation. MAY STOP THE FIGHT. Jncfuionvlllo'H Mnyor WW Try to l'rei tho Corbctt-OTItcllftll 31111. .Tirirenwtl.l.R. Fr.A.. Nov. 12.?Ma Fletcher hag asked City Attorney I for an opinion a* to whether or not city of Jacksonville has under chartor the power to prevent the ( bott-Mitchell fisht from taking pi ifere and the attorney general has formed him that it has not. In an terviow to-night the city attorney i the mavor had instructed him t phould there be no sufficient act no* force to prepare an ordinance covei tho matter, nnd, it necessary, he call a special meeting of tho city coui nt which tho ordinauce may be mat law. But the jurisdiction of tho munici government does not extend beyond city limits and there are at least a 1 dozen available spots within easy ac< of the city. Right across the St. Joh river is South Jacksonville, with a fe boat and a railroad bridge connect it with tho city, and from there tli lines of railroad extend to Mayp Pablo Beach and down tl>o east c< three hundred miles. So the p pectlve action of tho city governm is of little significance as regards fight. Every possible means will employed to Keep the contest ft being held in Jacksonville. Meanwhile Governor Mitchell s nothing and the sheriff of this cou is understood to be awaiting somo w from tho chief executive indicating interpretation of the law. A Bobber Gang Arreted. ParkKitsBi.'RG, W. Va., Nov. 12,?I men nave been arrested for loot river towns, including four ca of post office robbery. The w was dono chiefly between h and Wheeling. The men arret are Frank Bedford, I'ylo, J< tSbanklin, Fred Bailey and John Bail English anarchists honored the m< ory of the hanged Chicago "reds" } terday in London. Weather forecast for To.riay. For West Virginia . Western Pennsylvania Ohio, clnudiiim out! light showers, probi followed by clearing weather; west winds decidedly colder by Monday. tub tcmperaturk saturday, as furnished by C. ScitKBPF, druggist, cor StarJet and Fourteenth Htrecta. 7 a. 10 | 3 p. in.... 'J a. ra.. 47 7 n. in. Li m. 62 | w eather?Fair. SUNDAY* 7 a. m.. 38 | a. p. m 0 a. m 45 I 7. p. in- ? 11'in- 67 I Weather?Clear. i A COSTLY BLAZE. ipli losts rere The Whltafeer Iron Works Badly nin- Damaged by Fire. the sells ;a? THE LOSS WILL EXCEED $100,000 ohn ak,? As Nearly as Can Yet be E3timatad >e n a be by the Owners. Uis p- fl FULL LIST OF THE INSURANCE. verthat that A Sevoro RInw to tho Business Com* '"'y inunity, ns This Was Wheeling's >ferwas Most Prosperous Iron Worlcs?Was rnor to bo Started in Pull This Week. The Origin of tho Blazo Cannot bo Told?Hard Work by tho Firo Lad* dies Saves Part of tho Property. rent able ffhe moat disastrous firo seen in Wheeling for a number of years broke }uet 0(21 yesterday morning between three 5in*r and four o'clock, in tho sheat depart ?ood wont of the WhitAker iron works, on pro- the south bank of Wheeling creek, just oppoeito the city electric light plant, 'orv* ^?f?ro l'le woro discovered they the grained such headway that it waf impossible to check them before the jj? main mill was entirely destroyed, ho as a ^ar as ^r? cou^ destroy it. Only the Mr. furnace stacks remain, rising like monuthe ments from a confused mass of ashes who am* ru'ns* one It is hard to give an account of tho i fire. Its origin can only bo conjectured, j and at this timo it is impossible to the P'ace a reliable definite estimate on tioa *088, *'10 exact oxtentof the damage depends on what salvage, if any, can be made on tho engine, shafting and machinery, and it is too early to oven guesi at this. Several unfortunate circumstances ' contributed to make tho lire morrf sweeping in its results than it otherwise \ ?* need have been. Tho flames started ,0V* just against the lire alarm box, and Michael McKinney, one of the night DE. watchmen, in turning in the alarm was h Cn severely burned about the hands and i lls arn,s' an<* '''s ,aco and breast scorched. s The alarm lever was either not piiiloil* down thoroughly or for some other roanP" Hon the gongs in tho houses did not t of 'sound right, and a little delay was 3 to canned in the arrival of tl'to department, licli '^ho Atlantic and Niagara engines arrived first and izot a connection at > bo Twentieth street, while the other enaro gincs ran their'Jines across the bridge, ieen drawing their water from tho north aide ntly of the creelc. , ite<l A NASTY FIGHT. "?1? For fully an hour and. a half th? men 3 iii- ^lc ^ro department battled with the flames before the danger of destroying em- all the company's property wan averted. >po- That the spread o? tho blaze to tlic tely other buildings was prevented when the ient closeness of the fire and it* intense heat ivos are considered, seems Jit tie short of mi* 3ev- raculous. The men worked in a space are of about twenty-five feet wide, between to tho walls of (flowing lire and the other ist. buildings. Lines of hose were also run t of through tho buildings on tho creek nit bank, to the burning mill,' which was ion south of this row of shops, boiler sheds, f to etc. The fire was not under control, in dpi- spite ot tho brave and efficient efforts : is, of the firemen, until five o'clock, and her for several hours aftor that tho hardest ipi- work was required to keen it down, led Up to last evening some lire was still :on- smoldering among the ruins and several ons small streams were playing on the cinand dors. w hat made tile fire more fierce and stubborn was the u usually large amount of timber used in its conntmc Lion. It wan nn old structure, pure of it rent dating back lo the early fifties, and it was lamely constructed of wood. vor The dense fog which prevailed added larr to the dilDculty in locating the Are, as tl, the light could not be aeon a hundred feet from the creek bank. This iucreased the unavoidable delay in the "or- arrival of the department and gave the lace fire that much more of a headway. jn. The heavy iron rolls retained the . " heat, as did also the masses of firebrick ln~ in tho furnaces and stacks, requiring mid just so much longer for the engine! to hat get tho better of the Haines. r in tub oaiaix a HYarar. What caused tho Are will in all proba"^1 blllty always roinain a mystery. Three le a niehtwatchmen were owployod in patrolling the promises constantly. One i pal of them, McKinnoy, who was burned, tho siiid he passed tho place where the aalf biazo first started, which was popularly :csa called "the big enuinc," a few minntes in'a before he discovored the fire, and there >rry was then no sign of sny llaine. When ing he roturaed shortly after this visit, he ireo was greatly astonished to lied n flame ort, leaping clear from the floor to the roof, >ast and already kindling the roof. From ros- this column of flame the blaze spread ent so rapidly that the workmon could do tho absolutely nothing to check it, and in bo an incredibly short time the entire west :om half of the main mill was enveloped in flames and sending up great clouds o? ays black smoke. nty There was no fire near the big engino ord and nothing to ignito a blaze. The oaly bis conjecture that has been oflered is that a natural gas main which passes joit over tho spot had sprung a leak, and that the escaping gas had como in con : tact with a gas jet or torch somewhere and causrht. No such leak had been JnS suspected to exist, however, and there ?es was no special strain on the pipe to ork cause one. In the absence of a more plansiblo thuory, however, this one t0(l gained general acceptance yesterday. )hn THE I.OHS ESTIMATED. 'e7- Mr. Albert Whittaker, the secretary of tho company, was seen by an Ixtsl,as.~ LiGEXCKE-reporter yesterday afternoon, lie said it would be utterly impossible to place a careful estimate of the damage until the machinery and shafting an ) could be inspected by an expert and ,h'd "10 Pr?bablo amount of salvage determined. Mr. N. K. Whittaker, tne president, is out of the city, having gone eaat, n? and a tologram was tent him yesterday morning. Ho will probably be home 53 to-day. u People competent to form an opinion estimatod that tho loss would reach at least $100,000. As one said, the intense ' heat and the wator on the rolls, shafting and machinery would no doubt ruin i