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Attempted by an Unknown French
Assassin on Sunday.
With Evident Intent to Kill tha
Emperor of Germany.
At the Same Tim? Oao Was Sent to
Chancellor You Caprivi?A Box
Wblch Aroused Suspfclou Opened
ky an Expert Bcloro it Rooched the
Eaperor-A Letter Accornpatties
It?Tho Attempted Assassination
Thought to be the Result of a Political
Bikuk, Nov. 28.?It now appears that
Emperor William, on Sunday last, also
received an infernal machine from Orleans
similar to the one which was sent
to Chancellor Von Caprivi. The infernal
machine sent to the emperor was
accompanied by a letter. Both machine
and letter wore delived at the office
of the emperor's civil cabinet, where
ome of the employes became suspicious
of the contents of the box. They
accidentally discovered us real nature,
and soon managed to render it harmless.
Kinperor William ha? not yet been
Informed of the fact that an infernal
machine was sent to Chancellor Von
Gaprivi, and, consequently, it is believed
that the fact that an infernal machine
was sent to hitn as well as the
chancellor has not been communicated
to the emperor.
The French government lias promised
the utmost assistance in tracing
the criminals concerned in sending the
infernal machines to Chancellor Von
Caprivi and the emperor of Germany,
An experienced political detective,
ilontauscb, is investigating the case,
but up to the time the dispatch was
tent no clues have yet been found leading
to the identity ol the criminals. As
in the case of the infernal machine sent
to Kmoeror William the concealed explosive
sent to the chancellor was acrompanied
by a letter written in s free,
bold hand and covering a page and an
eighth. Tho Utter was addressed:
"MonsiearLe General DeCaprivi, Grand
Chancellor D'AlIeraagne, Berlin."
l'rom tbe postmarks it was judged
Wk infnrnnl mnrhinnt anrt hotll
lettors came from the town or Orleans,
in Franco, and the polico of that place
are in active communication with the
authorities of this city aud are doing
their utmost to diicover the the identity
of the person or persons who forwarded
the dangerous packages to Berlin.
Chancellor Von Caprivi'a infornal
machine, when opened by a gun maker,
provod to be similar to the one which
was exploded at Spandau last summer.
The letter which accompanied the
infernal machine which was sent to
Chancellor Von Caprivl, read as follows:
"I have the honor to forward you
aamples of an astonishing kind of radish
seod which is usually sown in December
and gathered in February.
This kind is not atlected by froat. Receive,
sir, the assurance of my perfect
(Signed) "G. Dkchanteu,
'17 Rue Boutlong, Orleans."
The letter sent to Empoaor William
with the infernal machine intended for
him has the same coutents at tho one
addressed to Chancellor von Caprivi.
It has beon ascertained that the address
given by Do Cbaatoau is false.
Tbe supposition that the sending; of
tho infernal machine was the work of a
crank is now abandoned, and it is beUevod
that the attempts noon the lifo
of tho omperor and Chancellor Capri vi
were due to Gbauvonists, who are disappointed
at the slow working of the
Franco-Russiail entento, and who decided
to take revonge in their own
The finding of tho two infernal machined
nas caused but little excitement
in Berlin, aa it is well known that the
omperor and the chancellor never opon
boxes or other articles that may be
sent to them, that task falling upon
others who aro always on the lookout
for prcsonte similar to tho ones recently
pent to tho emporor and to tbe chancellor.
Once Wealthy?Claims for Fortunes Due
Them Sow Pending.
New York, Nov. 2S.?The family of
August M. Scriba. who committed suicide
in San Francisco on Sunday, aro
well known in central New York and
at one time owned noarly all Oswego
county, tho boundary line of their property
being tho centre of Oneida lako.
Suits aro now pending to establish the
ornorahip of at least a portion of the
property formerly held in thoir name.
The town of Scriba, N. Y.. was named
after tho family, and tho homestead in
Constantia, on tho border of Oneida
lake in still occupied by George Scriba,
a cousin of tho dead man, who is a fisherman
and Kuidu on the lake. Suits are
now ponding to establish tho Scriba
claim to the ownership ot a portion of
Oneida lake itself. This property was
formerly owned by the grandfather of
the dead ex-bank examiner.
The house is tilled with histori?ui
records, books, nc., brought from
> '0 otl:er side, and in spite of tho poverty
apparent, tho utmost refinement i9
shown. Tho family also have a large
claim against the government in the
matter of tho French spoliation claims,
and it is said that at loast $100,000 is
now lying in tho treasury at Washington
awaiting satisfactory proof on the
part ot surviving members of tho
Scriba family.
Killed Ills TVllo and fliuiself.
U it a x u Bah us, Mich.,Nov. 23.?About
10 o'clock thii moraine Myron A. Kin*,
a mason, shot and killed "hii wife and
'hen ended bin own life by tending a
hWlet into bis brain from a blc revolver.
r- i;1C and hla wife had parted two weeks
Ko alter having aeverai violent quarrels.
Mrs. King taking their child and
going to lira elsewhere.
To be Arbitrated?President Wilbur Saj?
the Straggle Is Over.
BEini EHKM, Fa., Nov. 28.?The stats
board ol arbitration of New York and
Now Jersoy araived hero to-night. Two
hours after malting their headquarters
at tlio Eagle Hotel, Secretary Komayne
gave the following to an Associated
Press reyorter:
"President Wilbur, ot tbe Lehigh
Valley railroad company, has coniented
to meet the atate board of arbitration
of New Jerioy and New York to-morrow."
No demonitration on the part of the
strikers occurred upon tbe arrival of
the board. Presidont Wilbur w?e notified
by messenger of the board's presence
here at 10 o'clock as ho was about
to retire. Speaking of tbe strike this
evening, President Wilbur said:
"Business is improving at all points
along the line. Thero are a large number
of coal collieries in operation. I
don't seo bat that the strike is over. I
do not mean to say that things are
altogether in as good shape now as before
the strike began, bnt we are running
trains on all divisions without iu
13 IT OFF?
The Striker* Adjourn and Are Rending
Cipher Dispatcher Alone the Line.
Pnu.iDsi.rHU, Nov. 29.?2:2o a. m.?
Tub Lehigh atrilcora committee, in conference
at the Bingham House, has just
adjourned. They refuse to admit or
deny that the strike hai been ordered
off, but are sendine cipher diipatchei
all along the line.
"What it Cost*.
Wii-KKSBitiRr, P.*., Nov. 28.?A petition
signed by nearly all the merchants
in Wilkesbarro was forwarded to President
AVilbur to-night asking him
to arbitrate. Tiie estimated ioss 10
the Lehigh Valley on account of
tbo strike is half a million
dollars a day. It is said hero that the
management of tho strike has now
passed out of tho bands of President
Wilbur into the hands of the newly
elected goneral manager, Mr. Voorhces.
Engineer and Fireman Meet Death In a
Lake .Shore Wreck.
Conneaut. Ohio, Nov. 28.?Early this
morning a Lake Shore freight train
backed on the siding at this place, and,
through some misunderstanding, the
switch was loft open. A freight train
from the oast dashed through the open
switch, totally demolishing both engines
and ten cars. Engineer Gaines
and Fireman Kirke, of the standing
train, were instantly killed. The engineer
and fireman of the east-bound
train wore ao badly injured that they
may die.
Will Investigate.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer
Charleston-, \V. Va.,Nov. 28.?Judga
Jackson has ordored an investigation
in the matter of the United States prisoner,
Frosley Jones, who died in jail.
The death, it is alleged, was in a great
measure due to noglect and disobodienci
on the part of Marshal Dan Uarnian of
tho doctor's orders. The affair has
created considerable hard feeling
against tho system of handling so many
federal prisoners here at one time.
Fire at Corryvllle.
Special Dispatch to Vie lntelltqcncer.
IIirvTixaTO.v. W. Va., Nov. 28.?At 2
o'clock tbig morning a fire broke oat in
tbo little town of Corryville, 0., which
threatened for a time to wipe out the
placc. Kobinson's grocery home and
residence were consumed, with a loss of
$3,500, partially insured, and tho residences
of Georco Blake and John
Harkle were also burned to the ground,
with a Iobs of $300 each.
Escnped From the lleform School.
Special Dupalch.to Uie Intelligencer.:
Pbuhtytowk, W. Va., Not. 28.?Ed.
Jordan, of Milton, Caboll county, W.
Vn., escaped from the West Virginia
reform nchool this afternoon. Twentyfive
dollars reward is ofTered for big
Patents to West Vlrglulau*.
Special Dirpatch to the Intelligencer
Washington, D. C., Nov. 28.?Patents
grautod: Edward B. llyre, Elk Fork,
ratchet wrench; Lewis P. .Moran, J.
O'Brien and J. Davis, Montgomery,
switch stand and lock.
A VIUnlQuu* Deed.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 28.?A croia
tie placed across tho track of the Mississippi
Valley railroad, two miles below
Lutcbcr, caused the wreck of a
gravol train. Fireman Joe Fogarty, of
Vicksburg, was killed instantly, and
Engineer Matthew C'nsoy was fatally
Injured. A negro brakemnn and two
other membors of tho train were injured.
Tho sherill is hunting for the
villain who placod the tio on the track.
convention of railroad coal miners
will bo held in Pittsburgh to-day for tho
purpose of taking action in regard to
tho reduction in wages demanded by
the operators. 11 tbo operators refuse
to compromise a general itriko will
probably be orderei
The Westminister Gazelle bints that
Mrs. Langtry is tbe woman involved in
the suit Mr. Beaton bn-nght against
"Squire" Abingdon Baird's estate for
money promised him fir recovering
$230,000 stolen by a woman with whom
Baird associated.
Tho miners employed mt Vice Fresldont
Stevenson's mines in McLean
county, 111., struck yesterday against a
reduction of wages. Mr. Stevenson is
at homo but tba men couid not obtain
an audionco with him.
The fnneral of Congressman Charles
O'Nell, of Pennsylvania, occurred yesterday
at Philadelphia. The services
were simple, in accordance with tbe
wishes of tbo deceased.
William H. Jarvant was arrested at
Pittsburgh for paasing $20 coun- I
terfeit bills. The police think they
have a dangerous criminal.
J. C. W. Morrison, of Springfield, a
piano tuner, waa whipped to death by
whit* caps for-*M?ultu>g t young lady,J
Schedule and Income Tax are Next
to bo Gonsidorod,
To Meet To-day to Complete the Tariff
BUI?The Whisky Tax Will Not Ex.
cecd 10 Cents Per Gallon?ItepuhI
lean* Preparing to Vigorously Fight
the Wilson Bill?The Southern Democrats
Will Also Moke a Big Kick.
Western l'roo Traders Satisfied.
Washington, Nov. 28.?Tho ways and
means committee will to-morrow devote
its attention to tbe internal revehuo
schedules of tbe now tariff system.
The strain of tbe past week has been
very severe on all the Democratic members,
the sessions frequently running
far into tbe night, and it was resolved
that nothing should be dono to-day.
To-morrow .Messrs. Mcilillin, iirj-ao i
and .Montgomery, members of tbo sub- {
committee on internal revenuo, will '
meet and begin the formulation of the j
internal revenue and income tar pro- <
Tbo internal rovenue schedule proper 1
will not bo very difficult, but the in- ,
come tax ichomo will involve considers- i
ble labor. It still appears that the in- |
crease of the whisky tar, if any increase I
be made, will not exceed 10 cents per <
Ration, and the changes in the tobacco
schedule will bevorv slight and directed i
rather to moro logical classifications <
than to an increase in the tax. t
The whole income tax question is J
opened up anotv, and it is now possible t
that the tax may after all be of that ]
sweeping character as to include all in- i
dividuals with incomes of $o,0GJ per
annum or over.
The Republic; i are aireaay preparing
for a vigorous tight on the" new tar- 1
ifl bill. Circular letters are now being i
sent out by the thousands aimed by
Justice Bateman & Co., the Philadelphia
wool commission merchants, ask- j
ing that certain data be sent to Mr. J. C.
Burrows, a Republican member of the j
ways and means committeo, in regard to
the wool quebtion. '
Of course, the principal theme of discussion
in congreegioual circles to-day '
is the new tariff bill. Conservative 1
Democrats are figuring that the deficit \
caused by the new bill will not exceed
$35,000,000. J
In the south generally the effect of
the new tariff will not "be felt so severely
as elsewhure on account of the j
local character of its great industries.
In these localities, however, its results
will be felt to a very considerable !
extent. Rice, sugar, iron ore and coal j
are the principal articles in which the
southerners are interested and all have '
been subjected to vigorous treatment.
The western members seem to bo \
fairly well satisfiod with tho bill. The j
Democrats of that section aro largely !
free traders any way. Up in Minnesota, '
Wisconsin and Northern Michigan
there are some of tho largest and most ]
easily worked deposits of iron in the
WT 11im "D lf?n.iann nnnr nliairmnn '
IT UllUUl Al? i>iui i iquilj liu > vim. u4>*m
of the inter-stats commerce committee, 1
was asked to give an opinion about the '
Wilson bill. lie said that he did not
like to talk on tho subject. It is very
easy to criticise tho actions of others, |
ho said, and besides the whole schema
had not been developed. It had not
been shown yet where {he money wag
cominu from, and that would be important
in considering the measure.
"I ought to bo satisfied with the
wool scbedulo," added Mr. Morrison,
"as it was my bill which first pUced ;
wool on the froe list, and I have been
an advocato of it ever since."
Fontmastpr-Gcnernl UlsftcU'ii Keport?Statistic*
of tho Year?Some rartlsaa
Washington, D. C., 2sov. 2S.?Tho following
Abstract of tho annual report of
Fostmaster General Eissoll was givon
out at the postoffice department to-day.
Tho postmaster general in his financial
statements shows that the deficiency
for tho year ending Jane DO, 1893, was
S3,177,171, instead of $1,652,423 as estimated
by Mr. Wanamakor; and that
instead of a surplus of $872,245 for the
curront fiscal year as estimated by Mr.
Wanamaior, there will be an estimated
deficiency of $7,830,173. The postmaster
general estimates tho gross revonue
for tho fiscal year ending Juno 30,1895,
at$4,427,748, and the gross expenditures
at $9,399,435, leaving an estimated deficiency
of $5,971,731, which, however,
will be* decroased $1,250,000 from funda
| taken from the unpaid money order accounts.
Although thero are ninetythree
additional poitofficos now eutitled
I to the free delivery service, tho absence
of appropriation tor extension renders
impossible tho establishment of the
system in even one of theeo towns.
Tho re are now 610 free delivery offices.
After a thorough trial of two and onehalf
years the experiment! in tree dei
livery tried in forty-six towns of populations
ranging from GOO to 4,000 has
[ not provod the desirability of establishing
the system generally, which the
postmaater general estimates would necessitato
an annual outlay of 110,000,000.
The appropriation of $10,000 made for
the trial of rural free delivery has been
found inadequate for a lair test, and
the plan ia not approved.
The poatmatter general by one stroke
baa settled the carrier overtime question
under tho eight-hour law. Claims
for overtime amounting to nearly a
million dollars were on file in the department
when ho assumed hit duties.
Under bia order of April 4, however,
postmaatera have been held atrictly accountable
for the time of their carriers,
so that the making of overtime has
practically ceased. He suggests that
postal notes be abolished and the sales
charged for all domestic order* sheuld
be reduccd and the form of order simplified.
Great improvement ii noticeable in
the star, railroad and steamboat trans:
portation servico, tho length of routea
being 433,832.83 miles.
The postmaster general Hates that hip
iesiro ia that whorevar the general
service can be advanced, uao should be
made ol rapid tranait city and. suburban
car lines. He pays particular attention
to tho railway mail service, and
the requirements of this year will, he
sstimates, call for an incrcaso o 1 cmployos
from 6,645 men to 7,000 men. He
urgea such legislation as will provide a
reasonable sum to be paid to the widths
and minor children of railway mail
:lerks killed while on doty, and estimates
that $20,000 annually will bo suffice
nt for this purpose.
There has been a marked increaso in
the special delivery business, the entire
number of such pieces of mail matter
lelivorod being 3,375,693, an incroase
jvor last year of 22 per couL
The department carried last year
301,000,000 ponnds of second clasa mattor,
an increaso of 14 por cent. Con:orning
this, the postmaster general remarks
that ho is afraid that this indictee
not so much a healthy growth in
the periodical literature of the country
is the succesa of enterprising publishers
n securing tho entry of many publications
into this favored clasa that aro
really not entitled to the privilege.
While Mr. Wanamaker estimated that
no proms irorn mo eaio oi cao v-oiumjinn
poataze Btamds would be$2,500,01)0,
Mr. JBissoll's estimate is only $1,000,00(1
On June 20, 1893, there wero GS.403
loatoflices in the United States, an increate
of 1.2S4 over the previous year.
There are 3,300 presidential poatoflicee,
met increase of 1(53 offices.
The postmaster general devotes conliderable
space to the discussion of civil
service reform. There are 28,324 employes
in the claasified civil Bervice in
.he postoflice establishment of tho govirnraeut.
Probably the moat important order
nade by Mr. Bisiell is the one which
ieclares that poatmaaters shall devote
:heir time to the duties of their office,
[n this connection he atateB that the
,ime has passed when a noatoflico apsointmont
should be held as a political
In commenting on the 1,932 removals
nade by the last administration in the
railway mail service, Mr. Bisiell aaya:
"This action was the heaviest blow
sver dealt the civil service law, since
he effect of it was to (lobar experienced
:lerks from the service and to protect in
.heir positions a largo number of inexperienced
new appointees.
"It is not to be wondered at that the
?mp!oyo.s thus summarily dismissed regarded
the law itself as a hateful objtruction
to fair treatment and justice.
Phis sentiment has recently been emphasized
in tbocaseof many who hoped
or reinstatement npon discovering tiiat
he intervening four years have so far
advanced their apes that they now are
ineligible oven for examination uuder
the age limit. In this connection, however,
it is to be observed that, of the
1,932 persons appointed as I bavo stated,
ess than one-half were in the service
an March 7,1893."
The socurity of the registered mail is
?bown by the fact that of the 15,533.373
pieccs carrried during the year, actual
loss was found in only 1.340 cases of the
3,923 complaints investigated.
VnlmUliiitan^inn a lnnL- of nAarln/) an.
1,U"" M ?? > ? MVVUWV
proprinlioui to carry on the affairs of
the service and the chango of administration,
the report shows that the standard
of efficiency of the service has not
anly been maintained, but has been
actually raised over the preceding year.
Standi by Bis Assertion that Free Coal
Hilt Injur* WMt Virginia?Ex.Gor rnor
Wilson'* Views.
Spn-isl Dtopctch to the JnfeJHffetuxr.
charleston, W. Va., Nov. 28.?Tho
[xtelliqknceii correspondent called
upon Governor MacCorkle to-night in
relation to his views upon the proposed
tariS bill. The governor aaid be bad
not bad an opportunity to study the
bill, but had only observed that cool
was upon the (res list. He added that
he still adh ;rcd to his previously expressed
views upon the coal tariff.
Ex-Governor Wilson said. "I look
apou the bill as epitomized in the
papers as carrying sat the declaration
of tho Democratic party. People have
passed upon the snDjeet twloe, distinctively
and positively, when fairly before
them under public diicnssion. So tar
as the coal interost is concerned. I consider
it no importance to West Virginia
whatsoever whether there is tariff on
coal or not. West Virginia substantially
compete* with free coal no* acd alwavs
Has. Beth the McKinley bill and the
Ian proceeding provided lor a rebate
of 75 cents per ton for all coal imported
into this country and used on vessels
engaged In coast and foreign trade.
Tho greater portion of oar coal is, and
has been, used for that purpose and a
much larger portion of the remainder
is used for locomotive engines and
steam. There Is no soch thing possible
as a successful competition between
Nova Scotia and West Virginia coaL"
11c refused to speak ol iron.
Coal men here as n whole are disappointed
and some are very bitter against
Congressman Wilson. Tuey say he baa
not only hurt the coal industry, bat has
widened the split in the Democratic
party, and that the next electoral vote
as well as the state vote will be Republican.
Will Benefit Kngliah Trmle.
London, Nov. 28.?The HI. Jamtt GasttU
is not greatly pleased with tho new
tariS bill; yet It admits that the bill
shows signs that Mr. Cleveland is prepared
to fulfill his promises and that
there is no qusstlon that it will prova
a great relief to trade.
All through the bill care is taken to
leave the American producer with tha
diSerential datv in bis favor.
"Complete treedom is given only
wboro no competition is foarcd. It is
better than McKinley's "Chinese wall,"
but it loavos the foreigner trading with
the United States at no small disadvantage.
Still the beat we can say for it ii
that this is preferable to the purely obstructive
thing which it is designed tc
Won't Hurt the Sugar King.
Sax Francisco, Cat. , Nov. 28.?"The
new tariff won't affect niein the least so
far as sugar is concerned," said Clam
Sprecksls, the sugar maenate. "Kan
island sugar may pisaibly bo affccted
so far u tho demand ia concerned, out
then I don't auoposo it will virtually
aflect the price."
Senator Yoorheci Ihluks There Will Be
No Delay in 1'iisaioc the Tariff Bill.
Terse Haute, Isd., Nov. IS.?Senator
Voorbeei roturna to Waahingtou tomorrow.
Tbo senator thinke the house
will adopt the Wilson tariff bill during
December, that tbo senate will debate
it during January, and it will be adopted
and go to President Clevoland by February.
"I think," a?id he, "that all
realize the damage to business interests
caused by protracted debaU of tho tariff,
and that there will be no disposition
after fair debato to obstruct a vote."
A Freuch Journal'! llopcs.
Paris, Nov. 2S.?Tke J.urnai Da Dthalt
hopes that, thanks to tho energy
and courago of which Mr. Cleveland
has given so many proofs, matters of
public interest will now recoivo attention,
and that tho McKinleyitea will
finally be defeated.
(jorrrnor Tillman*. alor. Forcible Than
iClvgnnt Denunciation of the Federal
Chablkstoj!, S. C., Nov. 28.?Tlio genoral
assembly met at noon to-day, and
the third annual message oi Governor
Tillman was read. It was a very
lengthy document and ths reading required
several hours. The important
features of it was tho governor's remarks
on the question of railroad taxos
and receiverships and the dispennry
Uw, loth of which have boon topics of
great interest in the state during the
year. The supreme court has decreed
that the lower court had no jurisdiction
where the sum of taxes in dispute in
any ono county wa> less than ?.',000.
The report contains such phrases as
"tail wags the dog," "undorhand and
illegal way," ' very essence of injustice
and inequity and tyranny," "judicial
insolonce," "servile, cringing obedience
" and like expressi-ina in relorouce
to the action of tho fedoral courts.
' The unholy inarriago between the
dignity of tho federal court and those
unholy corporations, (referring to the
railroads) must," the governor says, "bo
annulled, aud tho owners of the bonds
^ ** ii i. * rti. ( lint Vi n ra ia a
U1BUU kU UIIUBIOMUU mui ?>iutu ig u
point beyond which the patience of the
stat? will not permit them to go."
Regarding tho dispensary act, the
governor expresiei wonder that it has
thus far stood tho teat of the tempest of
litigation which it has occasioned.
Tho Convention lJi Cincinnati?ItemodloH
for E&tUtac Evil* l'ropoted.
Cincinnati, Nov. -3.?Bishop H. M.
Turner, of Atlanta, called to order tho
National Colored Convention, pursuant
to his call, issued September 20. To the
surprise of all the lilt of delegates
reached over 500, and more are coming.
Hon. C. U. J. Taylor, of Kaosas City,
Kansas, recently appointed United
States miuister to Bolivia, made an address
taking strong ground against all
mob law in general. His remedy was
the enactment from special statute for
the speedy trial of all rapists, fixing the
punishment at death. He would also
romnfllthft flountv in which a man was
lynched to pay his heirs $10,000.
' To-night Bishop Turner delivered an
address carefully prepared and lulT of
deep feeling. He deplored the apparent
taint upon the race, and declared
that if even half that was charged
againstcoloredmenof the United States
is true, colored men themselves should
band together and organize for tho correction
of the evil by the most radical
The bishop's remody is in partial
African emigration. Mo favors calling
on thia nation for a portion of the forty
billions which the country owes tho
colored race tor labor, say $500,000,000,
to enablo them to begin African emigration.
Alleged and Denied la Connection Willi
tho South African War.
Londom, Nov. "S.?Owing to tho questions
of Mr. Henry Labouchere in the
house of commons, in reference to
wounded Matabelos, who, it was insinuated,
wore slain by Mashonas, the
British South African" Company cabled
to Capetown and received to-day an
emphatic denial of the report from
Captain White and Hon. Maurice
GIB' rd, who commanded the Ma nonas.
These two oRlcqri declaro
tbat tho wounded Matabeles were attended
to in the Buluw.yo hospital
with as much caro as was shown to the
wounded of tlm company. On the
other hand Captain rt hito and Mr. Gifford
declare that the Mataboles horribly
mutilated the Mashonas at tha
Shangani engacement, catting oft women's
breasts and niutilrtlng the children,
A Fftrirrntloli of ltnllrnnil Worker*.
The committees of railroad men who
were here last week trying to organize
a federation of railroad emt>loyes, have
made an organization of all tho unions
except the engineers, and made 11. X.
Lamb, of Garrett, Ind., president, and
A. H. Gallaher, ot Bellaire, .secretary.
The engineers arc to be invited to join.
Tho organizations included aro tho conductors,
telegraphers, trainmen, switchmen
and firemon.
Your. Thanksgiving dinner is not
complete without tbat elegant Angel
Food at the Wheeling Bakery's Retail
Civil Service Commissioner Johnson
has retired from the commission.
Weather Forecast for To.day.
Tor \Ve?t Virginia, fnlr; slightly warmer
vreatber Wednesday; noutb wind*
For Western Pennsylvania. Western New York
arid Ohio, local snows or light ralnt on the
lakes; fair hi the Interior; houtlnvest winds,
becoming variable: silgntly warmer in Ohio.
n* fnrnlsliad by C. suisrrr, druggist, corner
i J Market nn<l Fourteenth streets.
! 7 a. m ~ 41 | :?p. m_. ... .... 41
y a. m-.- 4.' 7j?. in? .... v,
1? m...... 43 I Weather?Changeable
1 GORSUCH?On Wednesday, November 29. lWS,
I nt J o'clock a in., llftu:*, daughter of B. B
mid Agues Uorauch, iu lUc uh year 0i
' her age.
1 Funeral notice hereafter.
The Wilson Tariff BUI Proaouneed
a Par&Jyzer
In Common with the Interests of
the Whole Country,
Prodictine a Disastrous Effect on all
Branches of Local Industries If (be
Bill Should be Passed?The Sweeping
Effect of the Proposed Measure
Causes Surprise and Dismay? How
Iron and 6teel? Pottery War* and
Glass Would Suffer?The Outlook
for A iu or lean Wool.
Naturally the Wilson tariff bill was
the all-absorbing topic of conversation
abont town yesterday. The most casual
ouucrvor saw in aciBuco iuii mo oweoping
reductions and removal! of dntiea
must prove diiastrons to Wheeling's
leading industries, the manufactures
which have made her and which must
be relied on to keep her prosperous.
Everywhere that men gathered the
tariff was the theme, and nearly everybody,
regardless of politics, condemned
the sweeping blow at Americas industries
made by the Wilson bill, and expressed
a hope that it might nevor become
a law. The way Democrats felt
about it was well expressed by one ol
the most prominent members of that
party, who said:
"The bill will never pais. It miy cs
through the house, but never through
the senate. But the leaders ia Congress
will try so bard to put it through
that it will have the same effect, and
next year tho Democrats will be rooted,
horse, foot and dragoons, and I know
lots of us who will bo glad of it. This
monkeying with the tariff ought to be
Among the general chorus of condemnation
there were a tew exceptional
expressions. These were dyed-in-thewool
Democrats, who, when they unwittingly
became involved in argument
icii uat& uu ma ca)>iuu?u wiout401 vt
the tariff revenue reformer!, and laid a
reduction of the tarlfi must be a good
thin;, aince the American prioa of any
article muit necessarily be the prica
abroad plus the duty. Therefore to reduce
the duty waa to rednce the price.
The eflcct on wagee they ignored, and
when an array of solid facta waa
brought against their theory they
simply parrot-like repeated the old
All the experts in special linea who
were seen agreed that the elect of the .
Wilson bill, if enacted into a law, would
be disastrous to all local indaitrlea and
fatal to some. The worat feature of the
bill waa stated to be the return to ad
valorem duties, opening the door to
fraud in undervaluation of importa. A
reduced tariff wonld be bad enough, bat
to change from a high specific to a low
ad valorem duty woald be doably bad.
Iron manufacturers, steel manufacturers,
glua manufacture , pottery
operators, wool growers and ooyera,
worlcingmen in all branches of industry
and thoughtful business men were
?swah? ttinm h)ik tvarm hna9A K? Timt.
mgf.ncer reportera yesterday to depiora
the blow at American manufactures and
to expreas tho hops that the bill would
be rejected.
Moaars. Parker Bros., the produce
firm, were of the opinion that the (arm- ,
er would feel greatly the change in the
duty on potatoes At present the
duty ia twenty-five centa a buihel,
and in Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland
there ia a great aurplui thla aeuon
that will, if tho potato doty comet off,
bo sent to thia country.
A traveling man reproienting New
York notion houae waa speaking of tho
tariff bill yeaterday afternoon and declared
that the change from specific to
ad valorem dutiea will create great confusion
in all branches of trade, and also
be tho means of importers cheating the 1
government by fraudulent invoices.
This gentleman waa in Wheeling on the
night of tho great Democratic jollifioation
after the Waterloo of '92, and he
then in writing to a brother said that in
lest than a yoar hundreds of that shouting
multitudo would be "hunting for
froe soup houses." How nearly true
that prediction was, many a man can
testify to-day.
The Iron Indniitry would Feel It Directly
and Indirectly.
J-eadingiron add steel manufacturers
wore interviewed on the effects of the
proposed reduction of the duty on every
form of iron and steel, and all agreed
that the tariff bill would be a severe
blow at these great indnstrlss, both
directly and indirectly. To destroy or
injnro other great industries a? pottery
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