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CARLISLE SAYS NO.
Is Not Willing to Offer HlmseU (or Sacriflcs. IS VERY GRATEFUL TO FRIENDS Who Have lUquitcdHlm to be ? Candidate for Prreldent, bat Doesn't Think ?* lie Condition* Require Him to Con* jily"?lie U Mncli Concerned About the rutform, and the Onl^ Recognition He Dc *lre? 1* Approval of HU Financial Record* WASHINGTON, D. C., April 5.?Sec.etary Carlisle haa written the followinj; letter on the subject of his candidacy for the presidential nomination at the Chicago convention: WASHINGTON, D. C., April 6. Charles R. Long:, Esq., Chairman Democratic State Central Committee, Louisville, Ky. My Dear Sir:?Tour favor of March 4. in which you say, in substance, that many of my friends In Kentucky and elsewhere desire me to become a candidate before the approaching national Democratic convention for nomination for the office for President, and requesting me to give "some authoritative or definite expression," upon the subject, was duly received and has been maturely considered. Many communications upon the ?ame subject and of similar Import have been received from friends in different parts of the country, and while very grateful for these numerous expressions of confidence and esteem upon the part of my Democratic fellow citizens, I have not been able to reach the conclusion that the existing con.mtnne r?niiir* to edmnlv with their requests by authorizing them to announce me as a candidate for the presidential nomination. While I feel a profound Interest In the welfare of my party, I am much more concerned about its declaration of principles than its selection of candidates, because. In my opinion. Its failure or success at the election, as well as its capacity for useful service in the country In the future, depend upon the position it akes or omits to take upon the public questions now en ?< ? ? *-.< oUantlm r\f tUek nunnlfi. And KUgiilK MIW v? specially the questions affecting the monetary system of. the country and the character and amount of taxation to be imposed upon our citizens. Its position upon these and other subjects having been agreed upon, and clearly and distinctly announced, the convention ought to have no difficulty in selecting an aceptable candidate who will fairly rcpresest its views; and. in order ihat its deliberations may bo embarrassed as little a? possible by the contention of rival aspirants and their friends, I think my duty to the pj&rty will be best performed by declining to participate in a contest for the nomination. The obligations assumed when I accepted my present official position require me to devote my entire time and attention to the public interests committed to my charge, and I shall continue to discharge the duties Imposed unnn me to the best of my ability and In pueh manner as will, In my judgment, most certainly promote the true interests of the country; and If. In the opinion of my fellow Democrats in Kentucky, my services entitle me to tielr commendation and approval, I u-nuld repird their endorsement of my public course qs an ample reward for the little I have been able to accomplish in behalf of honest administration and a Round financial policy. With many thanks for your kind letter. I am, Very truly yours, J O. CARLISLE. What the Conrlrr Jonrnal S*y?. LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 5.-The Courier Journal will to-morrow publish the following: editorial on the letter or Secretary Carlisle made public tonight: The position which. Mr. Carlisle takes is one entirely in accord with the dignity of the office of President and with the duties of the ofllce of secretary of the treasury. He declines to participate In a contest for a nomination, holding that the matter of first moment Is the declaration of the party's principles. He desires the Indorsement of his services by his state, and, though he dries hot say so In so many words, if his utae shall present his name to the national convention on a satisfactory platform, he will undoubtedly accept that responsibility. This Is a matter of exceptional moment at onoe to the Democracratlc party and to the entire people of the United States. To the Democratic party It brings squarely home the Issue whether It Is to continue to be the party of Jefferson. Jackson, Benton and Cleveland, or whether It is to set up strange Clods and lend the priceless prestige of Its - - -- " 4n H li name and nisiory iu uh uuni ????... To the people of the United States It in of vital concehi, for upon the decision within.the-Democratic party, of the Issue thus forced upon it. depends the one possibility that this country shnll have il presidential candidate, backed by the organized resources of either of (he two gr*at political parties, a man with a universally conceded clear comprehension of the nature and necessity of a sound monetary system as Indispdnslble to Ule protection of national integrity and material prosperity. and with a record, not of profession. but of performance. In Itself at this tlm?* the only unimpeachable proof "f practical, unswerving and unassailable fidelity to the principles of such a system. Kentucky Is ready, it needs no campaign t.) bring- Kentucky to Carlisle. Let the convention be called?the sooner the better?and the state which took the lead for an honest tariff will take the lead for an honest currency. WOVEN AGAINST HIK. 'they |f?ve .Vol Forgotten Drrrklurldgr'ii OflVinr ofT%n? Year* A^o. LEXINGTON, Ky? April r..?Col. W. C. P. Rrccklnridge has been quietly practicing la^here ever since the suit for damages of Madeline I'ouaru iwu yearn ago caused him to t* succerdod In Congress by Col. W. C. Ow?*ns. Although MUw Pollard cot a Judgment for SI5.000, she has never been ?bl?? to get execution or to recover anything. Now that Colonel Krecklnrldge Is cunvmmsI ng the district again to run for Congn-Kv thin y??ttr. the old movement of the Indies In the dlHtrlct la being reorganized, and Colon**! BreekJurldgo will have the women against him as ht iju.1 two y.irfl rig". Thnn ino roco rot th?* nomination hetwern IJn.'PklnrMgo and (?v..-r.H was cl<v"\ Now the frh-mlii of "K'.uducky'H r.lh'?T-tonKuc?J orntor" r.prceH tin? Milluul conlldonco In 111* iicccsa. ' In In I Prima Fight. IfAVKHHILL. Mam., April fi.~Ar/ ' . ii- Ur/nlley nnrt Itlchnril liiRrnm. ttfi i": y hun<l?i rniplnyed in thlsi city, "if i i -1 In ii prUk light last night, ttfa mmuIi the latter dl<-'1 nt mhinlght. Th'- fight vv?? to ho ? friendly 'out*. to otue the title of which wu Vie better / / man. The knockout blow was landed In the vein under the right jaw after thirty minutes fighting. All effort* to restore Ingram to consciousness failed and he was carried to his brother's house, where be died at midnight The police of Haverhill were notified and they arrested Arthur Bradley, James Meserve, Thomas Glbney, Fred Whitney and two men named Mcintosh and McBae. THE CUBAN RESOLUTION Will be Puied 1ij the Iloase?May be a Fight Against the River* and II Arbor* Dill bjr the Democrat*. WASHINGTON. D. C., April B.?Tbla promises to be an exceedingly lively week In the house. To-morrow the house will vote on the Cuban resolutions, which was debated on Friday and Saturday. It Is a foregone conclusion that the report will be adopted by an overwhelming vote, but It Is probable that there will bo more members recorded against It than against the passage of tho original resolutions. Immediately afterward an effort will be made to pass the river and harbor bill under a supension of the rules. The bill carries something over $9,000,000 in actual appropriations, but authorizes contracts for almost $40,000,000 additional. The Democrats would like an opportunity to attack the bill because of the enormous charge It makes upon/the treasury in the future and they will make all the resistance they are able to. Under the rules, however, their opposition Is not likely to be effectual and, moreover, there are many features of the bill in which individual Democrats are vitally interested. When a motion is made to suspend the rules but thirty minutes debate are. allowed on a side, but It is certain that an extension of time will be made to two or three hours. Following mc passage of the rivers and harbors bill Mr. Plckler. chairman of the invalid pensions committee, probably will call up on Tuesday one of the general bills reported by his committee. There alM are two' election cases to be decided, one of which wll unseat Judge Cobb, of the Fifth Alabama district By Wednesday It Is expected that the fortifications bill will be completed and it probably will occupy the attention of tho house for the remainder of the *The senate will continue the consideration of the postofllce appropriations bill on Monday, taking It up as soon as practicable after the conclusion of tne routine morning business. It I* hoped that the day will suffice to conclude tile debate In this bill. Senator Morgan hno Hron notice of & speech on Tues day on the Pacific railroad refunding question and probably will consume the greater part of the day. The question is one to which the senator has given a great deal of attention and on which he has accumulated a vast amount of information. He will speak in support of his resolution outlining a bill and in opposition to the bill under consideration by the Joint sub-committee of the two houses. \ The remainder of the week will be given up largely to the Indian appropriation bill. This measure contains several features which ax* certain to develop controversy, the principal one ' of which is the provision for the discontinuance of the sectarian schools for Indians, including the Lincoln and Hampton Roads institutions. There also will be an effort In the senate to amend the bill by adding the plan agreed uponby the committee on Indian affairs for changing the system of land holdings in Indian territory, and this ? - 4?Knt? will develop a uuixhj uqum?. Thf? naval aproprlatlon bill will be reported during the week and will be In condition to be taken up as soon as the Indian bill Is out of the way. It Is Senator Peffer1* Intention to call up his anti-bond resolution if opportunity offers. CONTEST IN KENTUCKY. Hauler Heading a McKlnlef Movement AgaliMt Bradley. FRANKFORT. Ky., April 5.?There will be a contest between the friends of Governor Bradley and Congressman Hunter at the Republican state convention In Louisville, April 15. Hunter was manager, of the enmpaign when Bradley was elected governor last year and charges the governor with Ingratitude (luring the past winter in not helping Hunter in his senatorial contest. Hunter Is now a candidate' for renomlnation for Congress and for dele irate at largo to the St. T*ouis convention. Hunter la a pronounced McKinley man and It Is charged at the state house that he would not fullow Instructions for Bradley If the state convention adopts Bradley resolutions. While the friends of Governqr Bradley are said to be opposing Hunter for Congress as well ns for delegate to St. Louis, the friends of Hunter are said to be workins for the adoption of McKinley resolutions in the county and district conventions and that the final test of strength will como at the state convention. BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Dcmocrals of Allegheny county. Pa., are solid for Pattison for President. The Republican primaries at Scottdale and Indiana. Pa., resulted in victories for th?; Quay people. The painter Duet, died In Paris yesterday. He was born In 1843, and was an orticer of the Legion of Honor. The Raines liquor law went In force throughout New York state yesterday and was generally obeyed. No saloons were open In New York city. As a result of the steel billet pool wire nulls will be advanced twonty-flve rents per keg. making an advance of Im ?he imst two weeks. Israel A. Barker, for many years identified with the wholesale dry goods business In New York, died ot his home In Brooklyn last night of pneumonia. A Vienna dispatch contains a letter from tin* superior of the Catholic mission fttution nt Orfah declaring that eight thousand Armenians have been massacred there. The National Tariff Commission Lookup, which advocates taking the tariff question out of politics, will probably be held In Kansas City. Two thousand delegates are expected to attend. A dispatch to the London Times frnm Cape Town says: It is known that over a hundred whites have been killed In the Mntabele rising, and it Is feared that the number will amount to two hundred. General Harrison's children will not attend his wedding In New York today. There Is w> estrangement between father snd children, but the son nnii <lx*iiirht?>i* have decided not to wit ncMt the ceremony. !rn Rtlllnon. the hired man of Alvln i N. Rtone, who wfl" naaaulted by JU<* snnv ponwn who klll<'(l Stone and his n?. Akron, Ohio. dl&d yesterday. He was never iiblo to give a clear account of the tragedy. The Home rorrenpondont of the Iiondon Dally Now* any* that It in believed i Ihero that the Dervlthen lo*t Ave hundred dead, wounded and prisoner* In i the tnjjtfv.emriit a I Mount Moeran on April 2. with an Italian native battalion r?lnfon.*?U by Colonel tiluvuai froiu CauaU. CUBAN WAR. Beports After Passing Through Hands ol Press Censors. INSURGENT LOSSES ARE GIVEN. As Viu1| batirothlng laid About Spanish lonM-fctwl important KnfsngcawntilUpogt?d-flon>c?KBc?mp<d Sear Santo Domingo* and Therefore la Not Gopero Killed?A Capture of Armi-An Exploring Eeglne U Attacked. HAVANA, April 6.?A report has been received that Generals Suarez, Ynclan and Linares have fought the band of Maceo near Vlnalea In Plnar del Rio, and that Maceo was routed, leaving thirty killed. No details have been received. The column of Pavla has Inflicted a lose of six killed upon the Insurgents at the plantation of Niaves near Santo Domingo In Santa Clara province. It has been learned that while the forces of Gomez were marching on March 31, near SItle Clto, ia the district of Santo Domingo, they surprised eight soldiers who were acting as a convoy to a supply of groceries, killing two of them and taking prisoner a corporal and one private. It is not known what became of the other four. The Insurgent leader, Mariano Torre, was encamped at the farm of Clavellina, between Rodrigo and Sltie Cito. The column of General Luque was encamped the next day, whicb was April 1, at the plantation of Harmonla, near Kidrlgo, and he was pursuing the Insurgents closely. The insurgents attacked un exploring engine near Sitlc Cito with the intention of surrounding the MMit Th<? attemot Droved useless, as they were repulsed with a numerous loss. Gomez was encamped at the time at the plantation of Yabu Cito, between Santo Domingo and Clfuentes. He left his camp at 3 o'clock In the afternoon. but the direction he took Is unknown. He effected a Junction with Torre, whose force is about 3,000. Gomez much laments the death of a certain doctor who was killed in the attack on the exploring engine. yja Apni . uouin w? ??. the plantation of Penato near Santo Domingo. On April 3 numerous bands under Gomez passed the plantation of Nleves. They are now at Central Saratogo and occupy a apace about six miles In extent In the district of Santago de Valle. Santo Domingo and Esperanza. Countrymen affirm that they have seen the Insurgent leaders Vicente Nunez and Bermudez, and that Bermudez is entirely disabled by reason of wounds. In an engagement between General Camilla and the Insurgents in Pinar del Rio the columns of General Canella at the first charge killed twenty-two insurgents. Bermudez escaped as though uy a miracle. me greater pan 01 in? band were negroes and they were nearly naked, barely armed aud without shoes. For this reason they strive before everything to securo as plunder shoes and clothes. The insurgents admit that the leader, Jose Copero, was killed In an engagement four days ago while acting as a guide in the vanguard of Gomel. Colonel Treja has discovered at Cienfuegos a collection of arms, consisting of twenty rifles, 800 revolvers. 15.000 cartridges and loading machines. Several persons have been imprisoned on suspicion of secrctlng the arms. A Hand to Hnud lUttlc. TAMPA, Fla., April 5.?Passengers ariving to-night from Cuba report that Spanish General Inclans' forces were entirely surrounded by the Insurgents and a hand to hand conflict ensued. The conflict occurred In Vuelta Abajo district. Nothing official has been published, but one hundred wounded at this engagement were brought into Havana Friday night. All the wounds were raachette cuts. Inclan also was wounded. Quintln Bendera. the insurgent chief, has sent a letter to Gen. Weyler requesting humane treatment for helpless families. The Cubans here intended to burn the Spanish flag and Weyler's picture last night, but the police Interfered. OUT. HARRISON'S WEDDING. It will b? a Very Q,nld Affair?<Only Moil Intimate Friends Invited. NEW YORK. April 5.?Ex-President Harrison, entertained a number of his friends to-day. Final preparations for his wedding to Mrs. Dimmick to-morrow have been completed. Admission to the church will be by card only and not more than thirty guests will be present. There Is still a great deal of speculation about the time at which the ceremony will be performed, but no information upon that subject has yet been allowed to leak out. Even the guests do not know the hour. "You see," said Secretary Tlbbets today, "General Harrison does not want tn ??? iiround the church when they go In and out. It Is not Hint ho desires to main- himself exclusive, but that he dun not like Mrs. Dtmmlck to be subjected to the eager gaze of people who are not In any way Interested In her or In him. It I* quite a private matter. It people knew the hour there would be a throng nbout the ehureh through which they could hardly make their way." W. 11. II. Miller, attorney general during Harrison's administration, arrived to-day and spent some time with the prospective bridegroom. Kx-Secretary of War Stephen It. Klklns arrived iA.?inhi Konntnr Uedlleld Proclor and ox-Secretary of State Jbhn W. Fonter will reach New York to-morrow morning Governor Morton, who will he present at the wedding ceremony, will also arrive to-morrow. Mrs. Morton cannot attend, an Bh?-Is to give a tea In Albany to-morrow afternoon. The lfoolli* will Confer. NEW YORK, April 5.?Friends of the Booth-Tuckers claim, that Commandor Balllngton Booth and his slater, Mrs. Booth-Tucker, will meot to-morrow. All the restrictions relating to a third party being present at the conference by way or guarding against suspected misrepresentation on one side or the other, are reported to have been discarded. ..nd Mrs. Booth-Tucker. Irt her unxiety to meet ncr mvuin, lug to acoodfe tof the request that Mrs. Balllngton Booth he permitted to hear the Booth fumlly dialogue. Minister Terrell .Arrive*. NEW YOllK, April B.?The Hamburg-American line steamship Fueret Bismarck arrived to-day from Naples and G<?noa. Among the passengers was Mr. A. W. Terrlll. United States minister to Turkey. Mr. Terrlll declined to talk on the Armenian trouble*. He said he was anxious to reach Washington and would leave on the first train. The Fuerst BlimnrcK made the passage from Gibraltar to the Bandy Hook lightship In eight days, four hour* and Arty-seven minutes, covering a distance of .l.lfrO miles. Throughout the pitssugo Mtrong hoad wind* and nuuw were experienced, ! ARBITRATlbN. NOT WAR. An Appeal from Cardinal* for Guaranteed Peace Between the BngUihSpeaking BfaClone* BAX.TIMORE, Md? April 5.-Cardlnal Gibbons to-day gar? out the following appeal for arbitration Instead of war, signed by himself and Cardinals Vaugban, of Westminster, and* Logue, of'Ireland. The document is the result of a correspondence upon the subject between Cardinal Gibbons and hi* col icaguea, wuuk u*luicb wv wwcu w appeal* and-la Issued on Easter Sunday because of the appropriateness of the day. The appeal Is as follows: ".An appeal by the American. Irlah and English cardinals In behalf of a permanent tribunal of arbitration; "We. the undersigned cardinals, representatives of the Prlpce of Peace and of the Catholic church 1n our respective countries, invite all wfio hear our voice to co-operate in the formation oi a public opinion, which shall demand the establishment of & permanent tribunal of arbitration, as a rational substitute among the Engllsh-speaidng races for a resort to the bloody arbitrament of war. . , "We are well aware that such a project Is beset with practical difficulties. We believe that they will not prove to be Insuperable If the desire to overcome them be general. Such a court existed for centuries, when the nations of Christendom were united In one faith. And have we not seen nations appeal to that same court tor its Judgment in our own day? "The establishment of a permanent tribunal, composed, may be, of trusted representatives or eacn sovereign nation, with power to nominate judges and umpires according to the nature of the differences that arise, and a common acceptance of general principles deflnlngand limiting the jurisdiction and subject matter of such a tribunal,would create new guarantees for peace that could not fall .to influent the whole of Christendom. "Such an International court of arbitration would form a second line of de fense, to be called Into requisition oniy after the ordinary resource* of diplomacy had been exhausted. It would at least postpone the outbreak of hostilities until reason and common sense had formally pronounced their last word. This is a matter of which the constitution and procedure must .be settled by fovernments. "But as governments are becoming more and more?identifled with the aspirations, and moulded by the desires of the people, an appeal In the first instance must be addressed to the people. We do not hesitate on our part to lift up our united voices and proclaim to all who are accustomed to hearken 10 our voice imti uai ia a. si^u v?. .>??vine influence at work in their znldat when "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more in war." (Isaiah 2, 4). For it was written of a future time* 'Come ye and behold the work of the Lord, what wonders He hath done upon the earth, making wars to cease even to the end of the earth.' (Psalms 45, 9.) "Others may base their appeal upon motives which touch your worldly Interests, your prosperity, your worldwide Influence and authority in the affairs of men. The Catholic church recognizes the legitimate force of such motives In the natural order and blesses whatever tends to the real progress and elevation of the race. But our main ground of appeal rest upon the known character and will of the Prince of Peace, the living Founder, the Divine head of Christendom. It was He who declared that love for the brotherhood is a second commandment like unto the first. It was He who announced to the tx?onle the draise and reward of those who seek after peace and pursue It Blessed, said He, 'are the peacemakkers, for they shall be called the children of God/ (Matt 5, 9). "We therefore earnestly invite all to unite with us in pressing their convictions and distress upon their respective governments by means of petitions ami such othfer measures as are constitutional (Signed.) "JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS, Archbishop of Baltimore. "MICHAEL CARDINAL LOGUE, Archbishop of Armagh, Primato of all Ireland. "HERBERT CARDINAL VAUGHAN, Archbishop of Westminster." London, Easter Sunday, 1896. STRUGGLE WITH A SNAKE. An Accommodating Hfrnnprr at * Fire Who \VUl?c? He Itodn't Bern 10 ArromnioilatliiK. CHICAGO, April 5.?A Are which bore a very threatening aspect for a time and created a panic, broke out this afternoon In a Clark street dime museum. It being Easter Sunday, the two small theatres in the building 'were entertaining audiences of more than the usual proportions, at least one thousand personp, who occupied every available space, being presnt. The audiences at once made a rush for the doors and for a time pandemonium reigned. The stage manager, Charles Bell, took a commanding position and urged the people not to lose their heads, and to his coolness and self-possess!on is due the fact that the natrons Anally escaped'With out Injury. The wildest confusion, however, prevailed among the freaks and stage performers. but nil escaped without Injurv, many of the actors running Into the streets In their stage attire. Probably the greatest excitement attending the fin* was caused by an Incident that happened on the third lloor, where a collection of huge snakes waft on exhibition. Among this collection was a boa constrictor twenty feet long. A female snake charmer had charge of the reptiles, and when the (Ire broke out she attempted to place them In a box. Calling f<?r U-Hslstance, a stranger climbed into the cage and offcrod to help capture the snake*. He picked the largest one up by the neck, but no sooner had he done so. than the snake, reoognlxlng It was in the hands of a stranger, coiled Its huge form about the man's arm. The SMIUIlt- UHUI IllVti HUII..IIB ? - ....... .. ???gcr, told him to kep a firm grip on the snako's neck. A terrific struggle then endued, hut by the combined effort# of the snake charmer and the obliging stronger, the boa constrictor was Anally jammed Into a blK box and sccured. 'J'he remainder of the anakea were easily rescued The blaze was a hot one while It lasted, but the fire department soon extinguished it with only nomlnuJLdamage. The origin of the /Ire Is unknown. A TERRIBLE FIRE. I'nur 'riiDiuuiiil lluuM* ttnriivd In Miulrld mid .'10,1)00 I'roplr lt?mrlr??, MA Dill D, April 5.-A terrible Anitas occurred at Manila in the Philippine Inlands, by which four thousand houseH were destroyed and 30.000 people left homeless. Manila 1h the capitoi 01 rniuppine inInmK and ha# a popultttl* n of 100,000, or. with the suburbs. W0,Qii0. It If* one of the Rront emporiums of the en*t. The principal public bulldlnp? the eRthedrnl, Hi- pulace* of the povornor ami the arvhMslmp. it beautiful town house, ten churches of different religious ord?r*. MVtral monasteries. conventf, the arsenal, tlirea collegci for young men / and two tor yarns women ? snpreme court prison, cWl hoepltaJ. unlveralty, a marine aad commercial ecbooL? A l?rge theatre, a eaatom hoo? and Tack*. It baa Jreqwrntiy bean *titte4 by several destrucUre eartoquaxei. POL ACT ACT If AOt SaldM Hare M.d. >Tntr-lare>|Bl ' NEW TORK, April 6.?A dispatch to the Woria from London uyi: The positive statement came to your correspondent from & tedding financier of the city (the money-making part of London) that England "ha* concluded a treaty of alhance with pain. Hit final message was "within ten uaye Europe will be startled by the official announcement of this fact" Continuing, the World'e correspondent says: Such a treaty would have a vastly important bearing upon the *r.nfln?nta1 RftUflllnn. It would haVO a commenaurately Important bearing dpon the Cuban question In the United States. "I quoted to ray Informant the statement In the New York newspapers reaching me by yesterday's mall that th'i Washington government had received a semi-official intimation from the British ministry that Great Britain would approve of the recognition by the United States of Cuban belligerency. "His reply was that exactly the contrary 1b the case; that In the first place the ?aiisDury ministry is aispusvu iu do anything It can with safety and In reason to check the pretensions of the American government to interfere in either West Indian or South American affairs, and that, secondly, Spain, by this treaty, has made Important concessions to England In return for the latter'a more or less active support of Spain In her conflict with the Cuban rebels. Fouact Dead. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. MARTIN 8BURG, W. Va.. April The dead body Of an unknown colored man, afterwards identified as John Combe, of Kearneysviue, W. Va., was found on the Baltimore A Ohio cinder bank here early this morning. An inquest was held, and the Jury decided he had died from suffocation by ooal gas while asleep. The oank where he was discovered is on fire and a strong gas rises from it constantly. His face and hands were badly burned, but there were no indications of foul play. He was supposed to have been drunk. Alarm at Hafkklog. CAPE TOWN. April 5.?Alarm pre vails at Mafeklng, ana tne rarmers in the outlying districts are bringing their families Into town. The/ declare that the natives In the oountry around are preparing to rise on account of the discontent aroused among them by the slaughter of their cattle In the effort to stamp out the destructive Binder pest. This cattle disease haa been creating great havoo among the herds of the Transvaal, and Rhodesia has beoome paralysed. TEE AUTHOB 07 "DIXIE," A Member of the Al. Field Company* Is UUi City. In the minstrel company of Al. Field, which appears in Wheeling to-night, Is the oldest active man on the American stage to-day, ''Uncle" Dan Bmraett, who Is also known to fame as the author of that well known melody. "Dixie." Mr. Emmett called at the Intelligencer offloe last evening, accompanied by Mr. John E. Calvin, the general presa agent of the Field minstrels. In the oourse of an interesting conversation, Mr. Emmett said that he wrote "Dixie" in 1859, eighteen months before the war of the rebellion broke out It was written In New York City while he was a member of the Bryant minstrels. Within those eighteen months it became a popular air and was taken up by the southern people as their national anthem. Mr. Emmett was also the first American minstrel, organising the first tranne In 1843. known as the Virginia Minstrels. It was made up of four members, and placed minstrelsy In popular favor from the first. Mr. Emmett Is now In his eighty-first year but looks hale and hearty and good for many another season on the "road." He adopted the stage as his life work when only seventeen years old. It seems extraordlanry that In addition to bolpg written In a northern city, "Dixie" was also the composition of a northern man for Mr. Emmett Is a native of Ohio, having been born In Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he still resides when off the boards. TO BE DEDICATED. The 5?w Pythtau Temple to be Opened Formally To-night, To-night, with appropriate ceremonies, the new temple of the Knights of r>h?n1lno and ryinittP. MW ?? Twenty-seventh streets, South 8lde, will be dedicated and formally opened. The main feature will be a banquet on an elaborate scale, at which distinguished members of the order from all narta of West Virginia and neighboring states will be present. The building Is ono of the finest secret society structures In the state and will make a handsome nnd convenient home for the several Wheeling lodges. Mr. C. B. Gouuh, of Grafton; has sent a very nne wine- iu um iuv?j Knights ofPythlaa, which will occupy a position of honor on the bam*ietting table to-night It was brought in from Grafton by Conductor Lee Wells, of the Ualtlmore & Ohio. BELLAIHE MAN MISSING. A. ?. Seeley, a Well Known Citizen, .Slmiffrly Ab?ent. Yesterday it came to light that A. G. Seeley. a well known citizen of Bellalrc, is unaccountably missing. His friends do not know of his whereabouts. Recently, when the treasurer of the Uellalre Democratic city executive committee was placed on the city ticket there, Mr. Secley was selected in his stead. A meeting of the committee was held Saturday night, but he was not present, ft was at that time that It nrst UNUns Known inai air. ocwi-jr wu.mlHsing. Kiuter Mortal nt Y. M. C. A. The annual Raster nodal for the member* of the Young SJi-n'a Christian Association will be held this evening at the association gymnaalutn. The Raster social has always been popular. A novel awl original programme will be carried out. Wmtlirr Koneait for Tu-dnjr. Tor Went Vlnrlnla, cloudy and threatenlux: followed by fair; wuMterly winds. Kor weatero Vvnnvylvnnlu. Generally fair; light westerly wind>. Kor Ohio, generally fair, but light shower* may occur In ?xtri>me *outhern ppr i..n ci>nli-r In Miiulhu'i>iii>rti' W9rtni<r In nortiicaaiarn portion; light northwesterly wlndn. l.oral Trinprratnrr. The fmprrntur** Sunday gh obiwrvod bv Sohn*-nf. drumrlHt. cornrr Fourteenth and Market rtrvet?. wu? a* follows: 7 a. 32>3 p. 40 a. in *'vT P. m <3 12 42|W#?ther?FWr. SUNDAY. 7 a. m 53|l p. m Sfl < p a. ? T p. m . to < 13 mi W|\N cather?Clear. ( A PERFGT EASTER.J Tbo Weath.r Typical of Spring. I Brightness and Tempera turfc, THE STREETS ARE THRONGED With Gaily Or??id Piumtftft t \ Promcnadcn and Paroat Warahtpyrt. The Co?(T*g*t oni at the Cat hoi Lb and. ffirlrnl r?g "t*~'"f wM Cboln-KuUr (oanslr * ?? tltim. ' ; J A perfect Enter Sunday. A smiling sun and a pleasantly eren temperature yesterday stamped Easter Sunday as on* of the most delightful foa many years. The day opened re- ^ freshing and cool, with the thermometer marking S3 decree* bat towards noon the atmosphere attained a pleasant warmth maintaining an evenness at W degrees throughout the afternoon. t* <"?> it? tant. nn idpal snrliur day. and .j as a consequence the streets were crowded with a never-ending procession. The throngs presented an ever ? varying picture of bright hues and col- v j ore moving whh uunuoi i>huvi<k?<v ? cialon. With femininity It wai of course j the day to be arrayed In fresh costumes S of the latest fashions, and many looked * like the delicate tinted butterfly just . | emerged from Its chrysalis In all its Vi chromatic beauty. /.;<a The weather yesterday was quite an j Improvement oyer Easter one year ago, J when the sky was ohocured by threat- Jj enlng clouds nearly the entire day,with . a sultry atmosphere, the thormomoter . going as aign u? < > aesreuB. The observance of tfoo day among the j Protestant and Catholic churches waa '5. never so universal, most elaborate mu- ; slcal programme* being rendered. And > It was also remarked that the congre- 1 gallons were never before so large, many of the edifices being uncomfort- . J ably crowded. Flowers were used In | profusion In decorating many Interiors which fcdded greatly to the cheerfulntaa of the aurroundlnga The demand for flowers on Saturday ,v was something unprecedented, partlcu- ; larly llllles, "white's perfection* emblem of things pure." All ;i;jj of the floral establishments . sold ? out before 10 o'clock at night, and 4 such a thing as a lily could not bo had for love nor money. Many orders for S3 these emblems of Easter day had been placed early in the week, and these who had that forethought wore not- >-m disappointed, but there were many who 22 had not provided against the contin- .' ' g gency of tbelr scarcity. ' vii Many costly and unique Easter favors r were displayed In the various stores ? ^ this year, and the oustom of sending remembrances to friends was more gen- >' erally observed than ever known be- jj fore. Below will be found description? r> of the services of the various chUrchta $j in the city yesterday morning and even- V* lng. At Fourth Street Church* At the Fourth street M. B. chureb. ...J which has the largest seating:capacity or J any Wheeling church edifice, the Easter r*2g services, both morning and evening, were attended by very large oongregatlons. Inside of the altar and around the 3 pulpit were beautiful hanks of UlUes. ^ The audience room waa filled and the large congregation was surprised by $ the power and magnetism of the preacher, Rev. Dr. D. H. Shields, of * J Martlnsburg, West Virginia. Although v-jj a stranger and this his first appearance 43 In this city. Mr. 8hlelds took his audience by storm, *nd several requests ' 3 have already been made that the gentleman preach again. -M Dr. Shields' theme was "The Resurrecti on of Christ," and the celebration -3? VI UU? VVBUV u/ HIC Btmcio U1 UUU) WW . lug only ones permitted to see blm rise. The treatment of the subject was deddedly noveL The speaker said In j part: . "While the Incarnation of Ood In humanity la the central miracle of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus iv Christ from the dead Is the crown $ proof of the reality of the incarnation, putting: the final and absolute seal of ri Genuineness upon all his pretensions, "^' and authority upon his teachings. The 3 Bible statements, especially the Hebrew scriptures, axe thereby fulfilled* and Christ's own word* established as truth and law. The resurrection be- ^ come* the kevatone to the entire arch, and was historically taken from the ^ rubbish of the temple of the human body. "The subllmcst anthems ever written onmnn..!) Id kAHA. fit l? CI II?>C USCH VUJIIJ/WOI.U All IIUIK'I VI. 1H ' ; " Palntlng and sculpture. poetry and - J eloquence, have contended with each /J other for two thousand years for thft >4 best expressions of the triumph of tho ^ God-man over death. And to-day. in '/$ the last decade of me nineteenth c?n- ...3j? tury, Christ's resurrection looms out of i the objective light of history like & -gj mountain's summit, clear, dazzling and ; j sublime. Christianity is not under obligation' ft to prove the resurrection. It is a aimpie matter of history that the burial*H* ' V>3 cense of Jesus of Nazareth was granted ', "*j by the Roman governor In person to - ** Joseph of Arlmathea: that he was ^ buried by Joseph, assisted by Nlco- si demus. two Jewish senators, in a stone vault owiil-U by Joseph In the ;.'?j same neighborhood where he had been ':?? killed, and that none of his dlsolples had any accesx to the body after his ' ifl death. The sepulchre was closed and J sealed with the double seal of 4h* Ro- 'M man government and Jewish sanhe- .-A drhn. und a guard of sixty men. under /vft tho stern diselpllr.e of Roman military Ta law. were placed around Hint grave by the governor's orders, In order to keep a dead man in his grave. Three days $ after the event bo la not In the tomb. ':'M it l? the business of skepticism to tell ' $? why. these measures and men did not keep him In the tomb, and explain how It happened that he was missing. Applying any historical ter.ta we please, we must admit that Jesus Christ dl*d at the time. In the place. and under tha * ';*jj circumstances as narrated. And IngersolllKin must produce the hody or stop caviling against the scriptures and V Its doctrine of a resurrection." . Tlie ttpeaker then proceeded to take up the events of tne resurrection, and melted the lory* audience to tears of : Joy as he dwelt upon the touching ,'S act*ne of Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene, the flrnt preacher of the ^ glad tidings of the risen Christ The sermon closed with some practical ap- !; plications of the truth. In the vvenlng. the pastor, ?ui Tw Ifllruf'u Kii-mnn u-na nn "Thn resurrection," his text being from "-.3 Firm Cor. 16:54, "Death la swallowed up In victory." Both sermons were el- 'j? iquently delivered and thoughtful din- <j murscs. . ?* The choir, under Dlrcrtor Milliard, -3 never aici wiwr worH. ine quaneue number. "Whisper of peaee," was ireatly enjoyed. Tho day's mimical '-3 profcramme: . -)ja MORNING. . 1