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3LISIIED AUGUST 21. 1852. WHEELING. W. VA., MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. 189L VOLUME XLIll-NUMBEH 93.
BloooWthe moon.
locom* Tax Appropriation
Bill Will Be Opposed
IHD H YERY flCRfMOWIOOS DEBATE.
the Houne of Hcpre
leoudreM Thf? Weok?tho Railroad
I pooling BUI Will Coinn to a Vote
I xo-oiorronr?Other Measures of Im
parlance?In the Bonate Mr. Morgan
\fill Paih t,in Canal Bills?'Two or
Important Speeches Expicted?Forecast
of the Week In
Coogrtm*I
WifB'OTOir, D. C., Dec. 8. ?Tho
vm^i programme in the senate will
depend largely if not entirely upon the
dteiiioD of the Democratic committee
I tritb reference to tbe order in wmcn
b.ili preferred by the Democratic
tt0Cus are to bo taken up. This point
I ?u left entirely to tbe steering com
0ittee, which Senator Gorman, its
caiirwtD, eays will probably meot
Kondsr. The committee will thou or
|l tt tome subsequent meeting decido
I whether tbe Nicaragua canal bill, tbe
01 akraptcy bill, tho New Mexico and
H Anions bills, the Indian territory bill
|l or the resolution for the election of
itoitori by the people shall have preII
cedence. It is not stiDposed by any
II one that the propoaod currency bill wifi
frgiren flrut place, for tbo reason that
no currency bill has yet been formaI
lated. The friends of the other bills
II vilJ unquestionably pross their ro
ipectivo measures and it is as yet imI
pocsible to soy wliich of tho bill men
tiooed will receivo preference.
While the committee is undecided,
Senator Morgan will be improving his
opportunity to press the claim* of the
I .Nicaragua bill. He has given notice ot
II bit intention to call the bill up on Mon*
I dij, and he will open the proceedings
I of the day, after the disposal of the
I morning business, with a speech dd
voted 10 an explanation of the merits of
I tbe bill.
I it is probable that this speech will
I consume the greater part of the day.
Mr. Morgan will speak regardless of
I that the caucus committee decision
I may be, or whether there shall boanv
I decision previous to Monday afternoon.
I The speech made, the decision of the
I committee will probably be allowed to
I control as to whether the canal bills
?K.li <v?ntiniift to receive attention or
iball be disposed by one of the otbor
favored me rh urea.
For the rest Senator Morrill has given
notice of an intention to present, as in
his annual custom at the beginning of
t congressional session, hie view* on
tome public question, generally, as this
year, reltted to the national finances.
Senator Hunton, of Virginia, has also
fiven notice of a speech for Thursday
on the establishment of a national university.
It is also considered posaib/o
tbit there will be somo executive work
dnrioz the week, especially if the
Japanese treaty should be reported.
THE HOUSE.
The second week of the session in the
boose promises to witness a fierce struggle
over the income tax in connection
wiih the appropriation to be incorporated
in the urgent deficiency bill to provide
for the collection of the tax, which
begins January 1, 1895. Mr. Sayres,
chairman of the appropriations committee,
intends to call ap the bill on Tueiday
after the railroad pooling bill is disposed
of. Mr. Bartlett, of New York,
u at the head of the opposition to the
* "! iltlmnnli tllo nnnn.
Pfiuii'iaiiuu, nilUi >-K,uv
lition is not considered strong enough
to defeat the appropriation, it is expected
that the debate will abound with
acrimonious references to the late election
and that much blood will be manifeited.
The consideration of tho income tax
appropriation may consume several
dayi. To-morrow is District of Columbia
day and Tuesday the fate of tho
pooling bill will be decided. Tho general
opinion is that tho bill will not pass
ti reported, but will probably carry
when amended so as to give the internals
commerce commission absoluto
control of the conditions of railroad
pooling and final authority in tho matter
of revoking pooling orders. As soon
t? the urgent deficiency bill, which will
follow, ia out of the way, it is the intention
of the appropriation committee to
bring forward the fortiGcntion appropriation
bill. The Nicaragua canal bill
will not be brought up this wook.
Thnndar next, according to notice already
a<*rved, Mr. Brown, chairman of
the eieciionn committee, will call up the
North Carolina conteatod election case
of Williama vs. Settlo. There ia little
doubt that Nettle (Republican), tho sitting
member, will retain his seat.
IlAlIiltOAl) BUSINESS
for till* l'n?t 1' urn I Yfiir?ltcmirt of tho
Intmtiito Cninmrrnt ComintMlon,
Washington, D. C., Dec. 9.?The interstate
commorco commission has just
issued a preliminary report on the income
and expenditures of railways in
the United Statos for the year ending
Jnne 30. 1S04, prepared bv its atatiatichn.
The report contains the returns from
5*0 operating companion whoso reports
**re on or bolero November 23,
and covors tho operation of 140,W1121
inilci of lino, or about A3 per cent
the total operated miloago in the
I nited Statoa.
/flieuroia earning* frotn the operation
of the 14'.),551) 2L miles of line represented
wore $040*630,075, of which
9309,2.'J7,142 were from passenger service,
$017,058,408 was from froight Horvicoand
$22,420,208 were othoroarningi
horn operation, covering receipt! from
w*Rraph, use of cars, switching
charges, etc.
I The operating oxponses wore $4143,leaving
net earnings of $400,-10,744.
Reduced to a mileage basis the
arninjtd for passenger service were
?-,(K?7 per mile of lino; from freight
-v. ? !;?, ioisi gross earnings,
<0,350; opuratintj oxponsp*, $1,302; not
timing*, i'j,04S. Thu comparison ??f
these ueins with similar n?nnlti from
"*# complete roport of tho provious
J?ipshows adooroftso por inilo of lino
in sarnintn from passenirar servico of
in earnings from IroluUt servico ??f
>'"l; in toiRl ^ross earnings of $8*10; hi
Qporstinif exponses of$574, and in not
ftsrnink's of $'200.
TI>o nnmbcrof paiien^ors carried was
505,285,44ti; paMecEors carriscl one mile.
12,88?,!I3B,67?.
Number of torn carried wai 571.955,042;
toas carried one mile, 70,428,344,905.
TILLMAN ItUl'LlKS
To (lie Clinrc?i Mad* 1>j Purry-No Jl?.
bate* From the DlatllUrj,
Cai.iuniA, S. C., Cos. 9.?TUo charge*
made against the houesty of Governor
Tillman in a letter from B. F. Perry to
J. A fill Joy. a member of the house of
representatives of tbia state, which
was recently distributed here, have
brought forth an anawer from the governor.
Id the letter referred to it was
insinuated that Governor Tillman could
not save from his salary a sufficient
sum to pay for a farm ho rscently pur*
chased and for which he is said to have
given j'8,u00; asserted that he had defrauded
the state oi thousands of dollars,
atid had received a aevon-cont rebate
on whisky bought through the dispensary
law.
Tho reply to these charges was made
to-night by Governor Tillman through
W. A. Clark, president of the Carohuu
National Bank, he says Tillman haa
been a borrower from the bank since
the early months in 1S9L lie owes the
bauk now about S8,000 in the form of
two notos, one for the sum of $2,000,
which has been running for some time,
and will mature at an early day. The
other is for the sum of $0,100, which is
endorsed by three persona and secured
by a mortgage on what is known as the
Jones plantation and two other plantations
near Trenton. This latter sum
was borrowed by Governor Tillman for
the purpose of paying for the plantation
near Trenton, which he bought.
The plantation purchased way Included
in tho mortgage given to secure the endorser.
All of those mortgages are
matters of record in Edgefield county.
_? / . i tr:n n i_ T\: _ 4.11:
J\i\ agent 01 ino nun vtook j-m?wuihk
Company, of Cincinnati, is hero, and he
saya that when Tillman purchased the
liquor from them he did so withoutthe
rebate of seven cents per proof gallon,
as he said that ho did not care to wait
six months for their collection. The
agent also asserts that no rebate or any
other money has been paid by the com*
pany to Trailer, the liquor commissioner,
to Tillman or anybody else in any
way connected with the dispensary.
It AID OS 8 WHAT SHOPS.
They <lo not Comply with tlia Law?Not
Sulllclent Hrenthliiic Kpncr.
Baltimore, Mdm Dec. 0.?Under the
guise of the law against working on Sunday
tho police and health officers raided
a number of sweat shops and arrested
twenty-three men and eighteen womon
and girls.
Each person was required to give $100
security for her appearance at court.
In all the places raided, with the exception
of one. it was found there was not
provided the breathing apace required
by law. which is 400 feet oi air space for
each person.
To-morrow the health department
will begin proceeding! against the proprietors
of tho shop. Those under arrest
are Russian Jews, and they claim
that in compliance with tho rules of
their relieion they observe Saturday
and not Sunday as the day of rest.
THOSti LIVING I'ICJL'UttBS.
Lady Somerset Denies tii&c She trill Organn
CruMide In this Country.
Boston, Mass, Dec. 9.?Lady Henry
Somerset, now visiting in this city, emphatically
denies that she will organize
a crusado against living pictures. She
says:
(<I have no thought of interfering with
the exhibitions given in America.
There are plenty of citizens, wise and
vigilant, who will watch over the morals
of this land. I raised my protest in
England against entertainments that I
considered likely to demoralize the
spectators and performers. I have not
visited, nor do I expect to visit the theatres
whore living pictures are given in
America."
ST. FRANCIS X AVI Mil.
Sntolll Open* the Femt In New York,
Sncrefl Itollcn Kxposed.
V?ip Yrtnr TW 0.?Mar. Sfltolli. the
apostolic delegate, opened the feast of
St. Francis Xavier in the Church of
Saints in West Sixteenth street to-day.
He celebrated pontifical hi^h mass and
*ho relics of St. Francis Xavier were exposed
for veneration.
Thoso present in the sanctuary wore
Archbishop Corrigan, Rifht Rev. Philip
Catulcllus, .S. J., at assistant priest, and
the Rev. II. C. Denny, S. J.f the Rov.
Henry Van Rensselaer, S. J., a deacon
oi honor.
THE SULTAN M5HVOU9.
IIo Fenrs tlie ISOoot oC a Iteport by Consul
Jewott to President Cleveland.
London', Dec. 10.?A dispatch to the
Standard from Constantinople says that
the sultan has not acquiesced in the
mission of Consul Milo Jewott, who was
selected by President Cleveland to inquire
into and report upon tho Turkish
outrnRO* in Armenia.
The dispatch adds that tho sultan appoars
to foar tho ollect of an independent
report to tho Washington govern
merit, tsir Phillip Currier, tbe i?rin?]|
ambassador to Turkey, is in vory activo
communication with the porto and the
foreign embassies. It is belioved with
good reason that ho is pressing the
porto to accopt sorno measure that will
Hiiti-fv the outraged public opinion of
Europo.
The porto is completely alive to the
gravity of tlie situation and seems to
foar either a collective noto from tho
powers or an agreement botween Russia
an Groat Jtritain for an liusilan occupation
of Armonia.
Iron Work* to ICnmiine.
I to I.I.I dayhru110, Pa., DfC. 0,?TIlO
lennooftho Hollidayaburjr and McKeos
Gap iron works to a company of Karri**
burgh capitalists, hoadod by it C.
Noall, wai consummated hero lut night.
'J ho works havo bopn idlo since 188!).
An iiiniKidinto resumption of operations
in promised. Tlio works compromise a
rolling mill, furnaco and extensive ore I
land*, and give employment to four I
hutidrod men.
(icruinn t*rot??tnnt Church DftrflCAtail.
Pakih, Doc. 0.?The new Gorman Pro* I
toitaut church in lluo Blanche was in*
aui?urated to*day in the prooenco of tho
German Atnbas?ador, Baron Von
Nilironholm, tho stall of tho embassy
and 800 Gorman ronidout.i of Paris. Kmpoior
William sent a gift,
TJit: CLAYTON Til AGED Y
Recalled bf the Suicide of a Man TVlio
Flcufcd In the Caae.
Little Rocjc, Ahk., Dec. ft?Another
person whoso namo came into prominence
in connection with the famous
political murder case in which Hon.
John M. Clayton was the atsaasiVa victim,
a crime that startled the entire
country and has to this day remained
shrouded in mystery, has come to a
violent end.
Word was received here to-dny announcing
the suicide at Walla Walla,
L!__. ? f T A /1.UI...1. 1-...
>t oaumgbuu, ui u. a, vuuiouv* inev
night Coblentz was sheriti of Conway
county, Arkansas at tho time of tlie
famous 15reckiuridije-Clayton congressional
contest, and it wan no who apprehended
Clayton on tho day previous to
the assassination with tho admonition
not to remain in i'luminerviile. "Mr.
Clayton," Coblentz said that day, "do^'t
remain in Piummerville. If you do you
will bo killed."
Whether or not the advice was given
with any positive knowledue on Coblontz's
part of tne fate that wai in store
for Clayton will nover be known to tho
public at larkfo. Clayton paid no attention
to the admonition, however, and
that night a crime was committed
which has puzzled detectivea ever ainco.
Coblentz was a prominent figuro j?
Conway county politics, and after his
term expired, Mr. Cleveland, during his
first term of office, appointed him collector
of the por: of Seattle, Wash. He
held that position until two years ago,
I when lie was appointed warden 01 cue
prison at vv'alJa Walla, Wash., a position
he wai filling at the time of his
suicide last night. No details of his
rash act have been received here, but it
is stated that his remains will be sent
Morrill ton /or interment.
A BIO FlftK
Defltrojm a Hundred Dwelling* of Poor
People at Port An Prince.
New York, Dec. 9.?The Dutch
steamer Prince Wilhelm III arrived
this morning from the West Indies,
I touching at Port Au Prince on December
3. She brings the news of a big fire
that broke out there on November 30 at
4 p. in. in the poorer quarter of the city,
which is on an elevation. More than*
one hundred dwelling honaos were de,
stroyed before tho firemen succeeded in
subduing the flamea. No lives were
lost, however, and none of the bnsineas
' portion of tho city was burned. Tho
i !?"? Ki.wnn/I fi?inn*lw fftr nhnilfc HIT
hours, during which time tho fireman
worked under great disadvantages,
I owing to the olovated portion of the
: houses. About 0 o'clock tho fire was
eotten under control, although its pro|
gross was not entirely stayed.
The flames were lirst seen bursting
I forth from a dwolling where lighted
candles had been left on an alter and
they communicated quickly to the adjacent
houses, which were chiefly occupied
by the poorer classes. A religious
| celebration was going ou on that date.
School Untitling ou Flro.
I 'prclal Dltpalch to the ItUtllivencer.
I Martinsduro, W. Va., Dec 9.?The
| high school building in this city caughi
Are to-night about 11:30 o'clock from a
I iloffifitiva furnace, but the ilatnes were
| unbdued in timo to be extinguished be|
fore much damage was done.
Cotton Factory JSurned.
Columbia, 8. C., Dec. 0.?The Bank
cotton factory, 'in Lexington county,
about thirteen miles from Columbia, iras
destroyed by fire last night. The origin
is unknown. The loss is $75,000; insurance
$40,000.
A FATAL WltECK.
Sevan Workmen Are Injured, Some ol
Them Fatally.
Pj,aqce Mine, La, Dec. 9.?Last night
us the switch engine wai returning from
Indian village, with a train of cars, the
rails spread, causing sovoral cars to
leave the tracic and on lop 01 wmcu a
lot of negroes were riding, upsot. A
uutnbor of men were caught by tho falling
card and tho following wero hurt,
some of them it is thought fatally:
Adolph Allen, internally.
Charles Carter, lee crushed.
Milton Choney, arm broken.
Lee NVardle, let; fractured.
A. J. Dickinson, shoulder broken.
N. Woods, arm brokon.
Jim Keod, shoulder badly bruised.
KILLED IV THE STATION.
Yonng |People ^Vhfle Wafting Ir?r One
Trnln Are .Struck by Another.
Chicago, Doc. 9.?While waiting at
tho Lyons depot, of tho Burlington road,
lost night a party ot youoe people were
struck by a suburban train, oilfo young
lady being killed outright, her brothor
perhaps fatally injurod and unother
brother narrowly escaping death.
Miss Ida Schultz, aged twenty-two,
was killed outright.
Edward Schultz, her brother, suffered
internal injuries, winch will probably
result fatally.
Another brothor. Emil Schultz, barely
oecnpcu Willi HID HID /? (UIUI'IIIS uuw III
ihe way of the train which bore dowu
on his rolativos.
Tho young people got confused at tho
depot, and in avoiding one train
stepped bofore another with tho above
fatal resulte.
Made nil ANHlgiuufliit.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 1).?Kx?Postmailer
Towniond Choyney, of Morrisville,
JJucks county, Pa., und treasurer of tho
Mechanic'* Mutual Loan and Iluilding
Association of Bucks county, has tnado
an assignment, with liabiliiamountin};
to $13,000. Mo is short about $4,0 )0
in his accounts with tho loan associalion.
Ho made the assignment in favor
of the loan association and his bonds*
rnon, William G. and Charles W.
Howell.
Thin hrttlr* It.
Denveh, Col., Doc. U.?Chief of Police
Armstrong has docided to allow no
more pri/.o lights in Donver. Tho
pugilists who have been giving so many
so-called boxing exhibitions hero this
winter will bo jailod ns vagrants if they
do not loavo town.
Son of it 1'ntriot limil.
Mayhvillk, Ky? Doc. 0.?David Martin.
Hon of one of tho Mix Americans
killed in tho battle of New Orleans,
died in this county yesterday. His father
was a member of tho Kentucky
nlles.
THE TRICENTENARY
Of Guatavua Alolphus, the Great
Hero of Protestanlsm,
OBSERVED THROUGHOUT GERMANY
And Celebrated With Groat Pomp.
In Snrodtin tlie Poiilial Was On? of
the Greatest In the Hint or)' of the
Kingdom ? Memorial Survlcoa In
Many of tho Cbarchee?\ Sketch of
tlio Curoer of ffio c#rene ?iing? itis
Conduct of thn Thirty Years War.
Brbli.v, Dec. 9.?To-day was the three
hundredth anuivorsary ot the birth of
Gustavus Adolpbus, the hero of Protestantism
in the thirty years war, and the
day was generally observed by the
Protestant Germans. Special services
were held in several of the churches
here. Tlioro wa* a festal gathering at
noon at the Singakademie, at which
Professor Treitechke, the historian, delivered
an address on the career of Gustavus
Adolphua. The Swedish minister
and the staff of the Swedish legation
wore present.
Similar celebrations were held in all
the larger German cities.
At Tnetzen, the scene of the battle in
which Gustavus Adoiphas was mortally
woundod, the whole population joined
in the fotea with the greatest enthusiasm.
ihroughont the grand duchy of
Saxe-Weimar-Kisennaoh the day was
kept as a national festival.
The Cel?brntlou iu Sweden.
Stockholm, Dec. 9.?The 300th anniversary
of the birth of Gustavus
Adolphus, the great Swedish king, who
died on the battlefield of Tnetzon, November
6, 1632, was celebrated horo with
a pomp and splondor which made it
one of tho greatest festivals over held in
this capitol.
The celebration commenced yesterday
morning, when the public
achooi cniiaren gatiiorea in meir respective
schools and marched to the
various state churches, each child carrying
a small Swedish flag.
Later in the day memorial festivals
were held in all the high'colleges, and
in tho ovening there woro three celebrations
on an immense scale, arranged by
the Swedish patriotic society.
In threo of the largest banquet halls
in Stockholm, speeches wore made by
men famous in the service ot their
country, and patriotic music was performed
by various bands of the craclc
regiments.
ill auuibiuu (uoiuuimi auiviv.ua nato (
hold in some of the churchoa.
This morning patriotic nnd religioui 1
hymns wore rung on all tho ciiiinoa in
tho city. Tho regimental bands also
played similar music. i
At 1 p. m. a torchlight procession
marched through tho principal atreots
of the city, tho torchboarera consisting
of all the troops of tho Stockholm garrison.
A fow hours later another torchlight <
procession mado up of tho various clubs
nnd societies of the capital, marched
through the streets to the royal castle,
where a choir, consisting of 650 voices,
uang patriotic airs.
Still later in the evening King Oscar
cavo a banquet at the castle to which
100 persona were invited.
Gala performances representing
scones from the life ot Guatavus
Adolphua wore given both at the opera
house and the theatrea. The many
noor people of the city were royally remombored
by gifts of food and clothing.
The day was celebrated in an appropriate
mannor throughout Swoden.
GUSTAVOS A DOLPHUS.
Sketch of the Career of the Swedish King
ii ml Bin Conduct of tho Great Religion*
War.
Gustavus II, or Gustavus Adolphus,
tho hero of Protestantism in the Thirty
Yoars War, and tho tirst king of
Swedon who played a great role in
European history, waa tho grandson of
Gustavus Vasa and tho son of Charles
IX. lie was born at Stockholm in 1594,
and was splendidly educated. He ,
atcooded the throne of Sweden in his |
eighteenth year, but was alroady far
advanced in statecraft, and, though he
found the kingdom well-nigh bankrupt,
ho sot about tho work of reform, <
and a now industrial ora, under his *
reign, dawned on Sweden. In tho I
meantime ho successfully coiiducted
several wars, with Denmark, Ruaain .
and Poland. Siglsmund, king of ,
Poland, waa his cousin, and at one <
time had boon king of Sweden, but had I
boon forced to resign because of his ]
Catholic opinion", lie still laid claim
to Sweden. In this war, which ondod
in 1029, Gustavm took Uiga, and made
many other conquosta in Livonia, Courland
and Prussia, part of which last ,
uaiued country ho retained by tho ^
pencu ox Aimuirn, tunuuuuu uuuui iu?
mediation of Kioheliou.
That jjroat statesman wished to sot i
Guttavue's hands freo for the moro im- I
portant conflict in which tho kintr him- I
foil had lone boon oagor to on wire. Tho '
Catholic houso of Auxtria had boon
swiftly raisincr iteolf on tho ruin* of
German I'rotodtanism to a position of
aupremacy. In this early period oi tho |
Thirty Years War, which dales lr?>in j
1018, the armies of Proteaiuiiism lul l
ivory whoro in Germany and Denmark '
been overthrown. Tho only town mat !
had successfully rosiatod tho imperial% 1
general, > allomtoin, wa?f tftralau/id; j
tho kintr of Donmark was obliged to make 1
poaco. In 103J GtMavtis ventured to '
attack tho force* of WalloiiHtoin and 1
landed on tho coast of 1'omorania with *
his little army of 15.000 men.
Tho Gorman princes showed no
haste to join him, though ho had tho
holpof ilecholiou. who had inaugurated
tho Fronch policy of weakening Gor- '
many by dividin* it, and nau many
otlior things in hi? favor, Tlio duko of
HojjubUv, rolnctanily rocoivod tho
iSwoJi-*h army into Siottin. Tlio
marveloui diicmllue of tho Swodoa,
however, hooq garnetl tho confidence of
tho Gorman people; robbory and |
license woro unknown; morninff uiul (
ovonin* tho soldiom ap?enibled for
prayer; such an anny had never boforo
boon soon in Kuropa. Victory after victory
wai won, until by a union of the |
baxon and Swedish Moldiurn, Tillv wan
overthrown and tho aupronmuy of Catholic
Austria was Hhattered.
While tho ?oxoih ovorran Bohotnia, i
rtuitavns, now hailed as tho liberator 1
of Prote?tantism, marched toward the
Rhin**,gatnering around him the friendhr
Germans.
The -ucceeding progr<>?s of the war is
known to every student of history.
There were urce??ive victories and defeats.
Finally the crisis came. Wallenatein,
whose aid had been invoked by
the Emperor Ferdinand, gathered a
mighty nost and cleaned theSaxoua oat
of Boneinia. Gu-tavna'a forces had
been scattered, but he gathered them
together and advanced into Bavaria,
where he hoped to draw vVallenstein
after him, and thus transfer the aeatof
war into the enemy's country and awav
V...... n.1, i,.K nit*
wa* threa-.enod with destruction by
Wallenstein:
In November, 1632, Gustavus attacked
Wullonstein at Luetzen. near Leipaic.
There were only 14,000 rann on each
side, but the battle was one of the
fiercest in history. Tbo Swedes were,
after desperate finbtine. hurled back,
and King Gaatavus Adolphus became
aenaratod from his guards and wan shot
and killed. The Swedes, enraged by
the fate of their king, renewed the attack
and overthrew Wallenateia'a
army, which retreated into Bohemia.
MUltDtill oil SUICIDE?
A Wnll Known Ilratiroail Jinn of Wrluter
County Dcinl?Probrtb:jr n l'n?? of Disappointed
Love, liut III* Father Allege*
Foul IMity.
Sjxcial Dupntch to the Intrtlioeiuer.
X8TOK, \V. Va., Dec. 9.?The neighborhood
of Cowen, a atation in Webater
county, seventy miles south from here,
on the West Virginia & Pittaburgh
railroad, was thrown into excitement
this morning by the announcement of
the death of J. J. Cunningham, the
popular railroad agent at that point
lie was known by all who have visited
the famous Salt Sulphur Springs, for at
Cowen invalids and visitors alike received
information and many kindnesses
from him before taking the overland
route to Webster county ?eat.
The cause of of his death will probata
U.. I. A I
UIV IIOVOI UD imunii. n V.UK/UUI X
decidod that it was suicide by taking
an overdose of morphino. In support
of this theory, it is stated that he hai
been deeply infatuated with a well
known younir lady of Sutton, who but
rocently married another man. Cunningham
became despondent and ordered
morphine over an assumed name,
settled up all his accounts and killed
himself thin morning. His father, a
most prominent and influential farmor
of Lewis county, who resides near Jacksonville,
claims foul play and ha* requested
the arrest of one whom ho suspects.
The ironeral opinion, however,
azroos with the vordict of the coroner's
lory.
guprmno Court of Apponlt.
Special Corrttponden'X of the JnteUigmcer.
Charleston, Dec. 8.?The following
ardors were made this morning in the
supreme court of appeals:
Berry vs. Wiedtuan. from Preston
county; opinion by Dont, judge; decree
of circuit court affirmeJ.
Lawson, commissioner, vs. Hart et
a!., from Harrison county; opinion by
Dent, judge; appeal dismissed as having
boen improvidontly awarded.
Hawker vs. .Moore, from Harrison
county; opinion by Holt,judge; decree
of circuit court affirmed.
Phillips vs. Minear, from Tucker
county: opinion by Holt, judye; decree
of circuit court affirmed.
Hitchcox vs. Morrison, from Ritchie
county; opinion by English, judge; decree
of circuit court roversed and cause
remanded.
Thompson vs. Lyon, from Harrison
Anininn ht? Fnuliah
UUUUbjr , ?H""UU rt , *
cree of circuit court affirmed.
Stewart vs. Stewart, from Monongalia
county; opinion by Enjfliih, judjie; decree
of circuit court affirmed.
Bird vs. Stoat, from Harriion county;
opinion by Brannon, president; decree
ot circuit court affirmed.
Jarrett vs. Goodnow, from Taylor
county; opinion by Brannon, president;
decree of circuit court affirmed.
WolUot al. vs. Graham et al., from
Wirt county; opinion by Brannon,
president; juJ^ment of circuit court
affirmed.
Adjourned to next Saturday morning.
\\. 1). LitmUtreflt Until.
Special Ditpatch to (he Intelligencer.
Maktinadcro, W. Va., Dec. 9.?Mr.
W. D. Land?treot, a son of tho lato Rer.
John Landelreel, of this place, and a
brother of Mr. Fairfax Landntreet, of
Davis, and Mrs. Upton McUandlish of
Piedmont, died at Odenton, Md.f Friday
Dvonimr, aijod 3!) years, and bin remains
rtoro brought here hint niuht for bunai 1
to-morrow. Until quito recently Mr.
Landatreet was in the employ of the '
Baltimore & Ohio railroad company at
Brunswick, Aid., when he decided to 1
jnter tho Episcopal ministry, and at i
;he time of his death was assistant to 1
ttev, Dr. lie Shields at Uaenton. ?
A (llnnli'M After llor Llttlu Hubby, i
-pedal Dltpnlch (o (he In elUffencrr. <
Hunting ion, \V. Va., Dee. 9.?Mrs. H. 1
a. Drapor, the Irisii giantess, came here '
from Cincinnati looking f >r her bus- .
sand, who has another wife here. She i
< six feet four inches an 1 built in pro- t
portion, and her husband onlv about <
live feet. It she catcne* iiim mere will t
jo trouble, but Draper has disappeared. I
? I
A Torrential It mi. (
Rome, Dcc. 9.?.i torrential rain that i
'ell .Saturday flioded the houses in
n,n /-rtnifji] of di Cala
...w ??
,iria, which recently smtainod ^reac i
lamairo by earth qnukos. In the eve.i- {
inj? 'lioro whs n slight earthquake, wnich
;aused the people to Uee from tiioir |
ionics mid ramp in the open places de- <
ipito tho inclement weather. At 5 i
j'cluck ihis m jrnuiif there was a sharp <
iIiock, which caused a renewal of ttie I
panic. <
Vinnroj Unking ClintiKr*.
London, J>oc. 10.?The correspondent (
>f the Times at Mianghai telegraphs 1
that lho now viceroy of Nankin it
jhanu'inK theotficals. Hois instmctnir
them with river defences with mines
ind torpoduof, nnd has appointed a n?w
idmirai to command the .Nan-Vane
iquudroii. it in supfnmod that ho oxnects
the Japanese to make an attack 1
)ii tho place during the winter.
X? .Vi'oil or War. t
C'ttv or Mr.xico, Dec. V.?President '
Uiux is roccivin^ many oiler* of men,
money, etc., in caso of vvur with Guato> '
mala, to all of which ho replies with
thanks, raying ho does not bolieve
there will be need for Koiniflu war? 1
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
The De!?gates Gathering For the
v Convention In Denver.
JOHN BURNS, THE ENGLISH LEADER,
Is On Hands as an Honored Guest.
The Platform That Will Probably
Be Adopted?Government Ownership
of Railroads May Be Opposed
as fctnaclclng Too Strongly ot Socialistic
Tendencies?A Good Attend
anoe Promised?Other Ba?inoas
That May Come Bcforo the Convention.
Dinvkh; Col., Dec. 0.?Nearly all the
delegate* have arrived to attend the
convention of the American Federation
of Labor, which opens here at 10 o'clock
to-morrow. John Barns, member of
the English parliament, Samuel Gompers,
president of the Federation, Richard
lioimes, of England, and J. J. Maguire
arrived this morning and registered
at the fc>L Jntnes hotel, whore
most of the delegates are stopping. This
evening Burns, Maguire and Uompers
held an exocutive session.
Notwithstanding that the delegates
to the convention profoss ignorance as
to the adoption by the delegates of a
resolution favoring the freo cuinase of
silver, it is very probable that such a
resolution will inoet with very little opposition.
Un the question o( immigration,
some decided views are oxpected
from the convention. They will probably
be in the shape of a resolution taking
Congress to luuit all foreign migration
to this country for a number of
years.
noss to corao bofore the delegate* will
bo tlio adoption of a platform. A* a basin
for nuch a matter the following programme
adopted by the diflerent trades
assemblies ot Great Britain lias baen
recommended for consideration:
"Compulsory education; direct legislation;
a legal work day; canitarv construction
of workshops,mino and home;
liability of employer for injnry to
health of body or life: the abolition of
the sweating system; the municipal
ownership of street cars and gas and
electric plants for public uro; the nationalization
of telegraph, telephone and
railroads and mines; the principle of
referendum in all legislation."
With the exception of the clause referring
to the government ownership
01 railways, leieprnpn auu leiupnuueo,
thin platform will probably be favorably
received and adopted without discussion.
This clause in itself is considered
by many workmen to smack too much
of socialism, and is likely to cause no
little opposition. The auditing committee
is insnocting accounts of the
Federation. From what they have
learned they rnport the finance in
splendid condition, but will not make
public any report until the convention
asaembJes.
A GRAVE l.vnOltFEUBNCH
Which Mny Make the United StAtei the
"Seventh Europoun Power."
Paris, Dec. 9.?The Temps com men ting
on what it describes us America's
new departure in its foreign policy, says
that the same Cleveland, who only a
short time ago had nothing but the
Monroe doctrine on his lips, now violates
it in two points, throwing himself
into the thick of the conflict of interests
of another hemisphere. The feverish
anxiety that America ha* displayed
in the far east is doubtless explained
by the fact that the Chinese-Japanese
war directly affects numerous American
interest*, but what about the
despatch of a commissioner to Armenia?
This is a small beginning, perhaps, but
it is a grave indication fraught with the
sorious consequence that America may
become the seventh European power.
PUGILISM IS KKKI.\KDf
8ay? n New York >Hnl*t?r, ConipHreil with
tha Modern .Gnutfl of (Toot Ball.
Speaking on the subject of athletics,
Rev. .Madison U. Peters said last night
in his prelude to a sermon in New York
city:
"vVo go to ortremei in everything.
We make barl work out of our holidays
and we are always glal to get
home to rent after the dissipations of
011 r recreations. The foot ball game
which a few yoirs ago promised to do
so much for the physical manhood of
the over-worked, has buen speedily
degraded into a craze ao that the
iratno as now conducted has bocomo
the great national nuisance. I nin
an enthusiast on athletics. The gymnasium
of to-day will prevent the
dyspepsia of to-morrow. But I protest
Against smashing noses, breaking fingers
,i :d kicking souls out of men's bodies
in the name of athletic, ihe gladiatorial
shows of Rome, tne bil l fights of
Spain and our prize tignu are refinement
compared with the foot hail bruliiliiy
of to-day. Every sensible man
ominends a moderate me of games and
sports, but have we not gone to extremes
in our play? We spend so much
time and money in our sports that the
question arises,whither is this tondency
vailing r _
"Si i'luuknrtl" To.N'ight.
Attho Grand to.niirnt "Si Plnnkard
Till ho the attraction. 1 ho R>cheaier
Sentinel nays:
Si Pluntc ini, the farmer actor, was at
tlio Academy of \lu<ie Uond.iy evonin*.
iutchman, thre?l>injf machine, d and
<1:, fnnny as ever. binc? the previoui
iriaitof thin popular company the play
l.H bt?en rcvnoii and Uio cma sirmitfui?n?ul
in many respects, pruninont in
[Witch it the new Iwly? ;?n nrtin
?n?l a c.iptivator. Tlie show in arranged '
jxpruBnly for n whole uvonin^'a fun.
Hid ia perfection in thi>< ro*peet.
StrnnnUlp ArrlTnl*.
Liverpool?Borle. from N'ew Yort.
Qucenstown?i'atAlonlii, from Boston.
W>ntli?r Korirmi lor ru-rinr.
For Wa?t Vlrelnlo, IncreulnRcloudlneif. with
ibowers; rariubl* irlndi. bei'o.uiiw MUtuemtFor
Wc?tern I'onmrl vattla. fair; varlablo niud*.
For Ohio, InoroiKltip cloudlucM.
T1IE TBMPLHAIl'RR >ATRl'DAY.
n fiirnutiort br 0. firtuarr dru*iflst, corner
Market and Fourtee nth utrect*.
7 a. ra M' ? p. m ?i
'.'a in .VJj 7V in 59
I: it. tn W| ttcather-Chattgeable. ?
?rstuY.
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2h. 111 4V| Wentiior?Fair.

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