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VOLUME XLYI?NUMBER 86. WHEELING. W. YA., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.
THORN CONVICTED Of the .Murder of Uuldcntuppe. .Sentence Deferred. JURY OUT ONLY THREE HOURS. Prisoner Receives the Verdict Without Outward Emotion. HE AFTERWARDS CONFESSES That lie Alone Killed Gtildenmippe und Cut Up the Uody. HIE COURT ROOM CROWDED! Ullli Morblil MpecUtora-Thorit'a l.uwyrri Mmlc ? Mollou for n Nrw Trial on lite (.round Hint (lie Verdict um not In Ac* ror laiiea urltli the Weight of Kvlileitc . lint II Otrorrulril-It Is Thought n I'lr i will be Acctpleil From Mri. Nnti ! Wlilrh will not Call (orCRp'.l*) I'mtlah- | niriil. NEW YORK, Nov 30?When Martin | Thorn had been led back to his cell uf- [ tcr the conviction, he admitted thut the verdict was just, and that he nnd not j Mr* -Sack. killed Ouldensuppe. This j acknowledgement of guilt took place I whUo Thorn'H cell in the Jail was being \ prepared for him. During the trial j Thorn has been under charge of police J captain Methven, of Flushing. Captain j Methven hod him under his watchful ! ? > ( when the Juil officials searched the I the cell Thorn Is to occupy for n day or two While this was being done Thorn I talked with the police captain, lie said: 'i am glad it is over and the verdict i given. I am convicted and 1 an? sentenced. It was I who killed Gulden- I tmppo and 1 cut up his body. Every ' word that Mrs. Nacli said upon the stand was substantially correct. When 1 was on the stand I lied when telling th<* story an I did, but I lied to clear myself. It Is no use carrying It any further. I am guilty and um convicted. It Is what I expected and what I suppose people think I deserve, and perhaps I do." Till! VERDICT. 1'lie Jury After DellhrrNtlliK Three Hour* Itrliiniril n Verilict of tJ'illly?Jlotloii for .\ ?v Trlnl Over-ruled mill Seiitrucc Deferred Until Krl(t?r. NEW TOnK, N'ov. 30?Martin Thorn waa to-day convicted of murder in the first degree in killing William Guldenauppe, his predecessor in the affection* of Mrs. Augusta Nack, at Woodslde, L. 1.. on June 25. At the request of Thorn's counsel, the passing of the death sentence was deferred until next Friday morning. Thorn heard the Jurymen polled on their verdict, hut his face never changed color during the trying ordeal. With lips firmly compressed and Jaws hard set, he 'aced the Judge, jury and court room full of spectators with well feigned stoicism. About three weeks ngo Thorn's first trial on the charge of murder was beKun. hut owing to the Illness of a Juror i: had to i?e abandoned aftir three dayi. A second trial opened a week ago last Monday and counting out three days mi which the court did not sit, the trial consumed only six day" Mr.?. Nock's testimony during the mis-trial made it compulsory for Thorn's lawyers to change their line of defense In the second trlnl anrl they made a dirrct charge against Mrs. Nack, and insisted that ?her alleged confession was a lie and that she herself was the Instigator and perpctrntor of the murder, Thorn being Ignor:mt of the killing until after Gulden* supp* had been shot by Mrs. Nack The woman was not produced during the trial,ibut Thorn went on the stand and * ibstantlated all the assertions made by his lawyers as to the mid-wife's guilt Mis story* as the verdict shows, did not have the desired effect upon the Jury. When court opened this morning. I.iwyer Howe began a summing up in behalf of Thorn. Judge Maddox's charge was carefully prepared and well delivered. It was acknowledged by the lawyers (or the prisoner to be extremely lucid, fair and Impartial. The Jury remained In deliberation Just three hours, when they sent word to the Judoe that they wore * afly to render n verdict. The fact of their remaining out so long, gav#? hopes to th" defense, but as each one of them i (ok his seal in the jurv box his facial xprcislon told very distinctly the remit of the three hours' discussion. "Utility of the charge preferred," were the oinlnouH words which fell from ?he Hps of the foreman of the Jury Thorn's lawyeri moved for a new trial * i tho ground that the verdict was not In a((ordnnre with the weight of evldrnce, biit the motion was overruled. lust what will become of Mrs. Nack lias not bsen made known by the Queon1 o tunty authorities! but it is <1 nerally thought tliat the people will ?i"'ept a pjea from her which will not ?nil f n < gpjt ii pun I hment Martin Thorn walked Into the court r<,f?ni in Long Island City to-day look ''in none the worse for his ordeal on th ' ittiess stand yesterday, lie tallied 'villi his lawyer curnpstly, und Mr ""we gave him to understand that ho v oiiid make an effort to have some evidence Ntrieken out. There were no women admitted to the eourt room A? ' n oi iii< district attorney srrlved In ' "iirl, Mr. Howe made n motion to li'iv" the question asked Thorn yester liv ns to his hearing of the rending of Mt Howe's Hffldsvlt In refeieru i" the ' '"nlng of th?> witness, Peterson, from Uerrnsny, being stricken from the n' l i Thorn was not present when sin Isvli wss i ri sen tod and resd '" fore .hids* Hmlth list Oetobei The Judge directed the stenographer strike out nil reference tf? th? am* ' 11 vlt from the record and requested the '" y to pnv no attention to It ^' lloive, IihvIiik gained this point, 1 ked that ths Jurymen lie permitted 1 f<> tih" Wrtiidsld" cottage "I want ' U'ln to ?riI'l he, "how Impossible Would be for ope person alone to col "P I o* described In r btub f 'he ?|ft? of (ft* ot)? ,n |h? rvoodslde * tni:#?, without marking the sltlia of ' sord i Is h yi i s dsmui 11 'i snd *ne court musva to grant Mr. Howe's request. A few minute* later Justice Maddox reconsidered hie decision ond allowed the Jury to go to the cottage by special trolley cars. The court admonlshodw the officers attending the Jurors not to talk to them in reference to the case. Court then adjourned for an hour and a half. The Inspection of the cottage occupied but eight minutes of the Jury's time. No on* was permitted upon the premises during the time the jurors were in the cottage. There 1h some discussion as to whether a mistake was not made by the court In not sending Thorn to Woodslde with ths Jury. At the time Mr. Howe asked that the jury be s?nt to Woodslde to Ipspect tho cottage.he said Thorn would waive his rights to go along with tho Jury. Lawyers say that the court of appeals has In a number of capital caseg decided that counsel has no right to waive any of a prisoner's rights, and that the action of Mr. Howe may leuve n loophole for a new trial in case Thorn should be convicted When the party had returned to the court nouae una Juuge Aiaaaox nan resumed hlb seat on tho bench, Mr. Howe began to Hum up for the defense. Mr. Howe repeated his severe arraignment of Mrs. Xack, made at the opening of the trial, and added a bitter denunciation of Barber Qotha. In conclusion. Mr. Howe insisted that Thorn should be acquitted of the charge which the state has niado |agalnst him, and he hoped the Jury would not make uny compromise as that would be a terrible mistake. District Attorney Youngs followed with -Ills flnul address. Mr. Young said that the plea made In Thorn's behalf was as old as the garden of Eden. He regretted that, Mrs. Nack and Thorn had not been tried jointly, but reminded the Jury that tho woman Is not on trial now. In duo time she would he brought to the bar and he had no doubt that substantial Justice would be meted out to her. The prosecutlm proceeded to review the evidence, which he held to establish the f\uilt of the accused. ' Mr. Youngs having concluded, Judge Maddox called on the Jurymen to stand up. They compiled, and a? they stood In their places Thorn watched them | closely. As the Judge began his charge Thorn's face took on a slight flush. He fastened his eyes on the Justice, and was evidently Impressed with the solemnity of the occasion. The Judge explained the law governing evidence and defined the difference between murder nnd manslnughter. The chnrtre to the Jury occupied thlr The Jury retired from thf court room at 2:2f? o'clock, and a recess was ordered until 4 o'clock At half-past flVH o'clock Judge Madilox re-entered the court room and rapped for order. The Judge directed the Juror* to he brought In. At 5:35 o'clock Martin Thorn was brought In. The prisoner did not nhow any s'gn* of nervousness as the jurors filed Into Che box and answered to their names. As soon ns this formality was over, the clerk of the court nddresged the Jurors and said: "Gentlemen of the Jury, have you agreed on a verdict?" "Yes. w* have." answered Foreman Thomas Morse. Thorn faced the Jurors itolcally, but It was easily seen that he was controlling himself with great difficulty. His lawyers evidently were more perturbed than Thorn. When the Jurors stood up. the clerk of the court again addressed them, and said: "How fay you. gentleman, is the prisoner guilty or not guilty?" Then* was a painful silence and the itt-n, -a 1 nr\ \t i< rl nf ffloh other. eVldentlV wondering who should answer. Finally Foreman Morse spoke In a Jolting, nervous way, ond said: "We find th?? prisoner. Martin Thorn, guilty of the charge as preferred." Then the clerk read the verdict from ' the back of the paper handed to him by the foreman. Lawyer Howe asked that the jury be polled. As the name of each man was called out and he was asked "Is that your verdict?" he answered "Yes. sir," Thorn all the time was looking steadily at the front row of the Jurors. He dropped Into his seat the moment the roll call wai completed, * District Attorney Youngs then arose nnd moved that a day be set for sentence. Mr. Howe was on his feet Immediately and moved for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was ngalnst the weight of the evidence adduced. Judge Maddox denied the motion for a new trial. Mr. Howe asked the court to postpone the passing of sentence until next Friday, nnd Judge Maddox set it down for Friday next at 10 o'clock In the morning. Then court thanked the Jury atnl discharged them. Just then Thorn leaned over and spoke to his lawyers. The Judge directled that Thorn be removed from the court room. Mr. Howe arose nnd addressing tho Judge, said: "If It please your honor, I would like a few minutes conversation with my client rlcrht here." This request was granted nnd Mr Howe said: 'Thank you; tint In all," and Thorn was taken away, still bearing himself as coolly us over. None of the Jurora would tell anything about their deliberations, but It was learned from reliable persons that the first six ballots stood 11 to 1 for conviction. On .the seventh ballot <hey all agreed. Itffiuril fo It rail nln til* Mm nr. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 30 -The common plena court to-day refused to grant the Injunction atked for by a number of prominent citizens fo restrain the mayor and other official* from tearing the gas works to the United 'las Improvement Company for thirty years In the lease. which wan recently pasH'-d by councils and approved by ib? mayor, the company secures exclusive rlKht to supply gas to couaumera and to light fho city afreets, agreeing to spend $15,000,000 or tnoro In r' paira nnd Improvements, and reduce Hi'' <'>f t of gas. The protest made waa against the legality of the ordinance, but the court holds that the manufacture or furnishing of gas la not a municipal duty, but a power, and that th?* lUOStlon ??r propriety of lease resla alone with councils, nnd not with I he court. __ Only Wiiiilrri In vr tlir llnti*. NKW TOItK, Nov. 30.?Horatio (?. Junes, a mlslonary who arrived here lo-da.v on the Atlaa liner Aline from 1'orl I.linon, nays that 1.1:; wife was srarnd to death by th?* Intrusion Into Iter bedroom of a native nnxloua to pm Hip new baby, at Man Carlos, Nicaragua. The native mennt no harm, but the entrance was so sudden that Mrs Janes una frightened so that She died fiom the shock Mr. Janes lirnntw'?'t?d wllli Hie Central American Independent Mission of I'hltndelphln. He brought the baby to hie Uonm In thai oily* AT WHITE HOUSE. i Senator Elklns Calls There iu Company with Hon. N. B, Scott. THE LATTER'S APPOINTMENT , As Commissioner of Internal Revenue will be Made I AFTER CONGRESS ASSEMBLES It Is Presumed that llr. George M, Bowers will be Named u Flab Coinmlulouer at the Seine Time?E. M. Sho waller, of Fairmont, Appointed Asalitanl District Attorney and Qeallflet Immediately, fteuetor Elklue Denlee that he le Oppot if in AfrKenna'e Confirmation ai Jaa (Ice of the Hnpremu Conrt. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C? Nov. SO.-Sen- 1 a tor Elklns called at the white house Uo-day in company with Hon. N. B. Scott, o! Wheeling. After their visit the report became current that Mr. Scott's appointment as commissioner of internal revenue will be made soon after Congress assembles. It Is therefore, possible that Ms appointment and the designation of Hon. George M. Bowers, of Martinsburg, as fish commissioner, will tako place about the same time. Senator Elklns announced that the reports that he would oppose Attorney General McKcnna's confirmation as a justice of the supreme court, were erroneous. He had no Intention to oppose confirmation of the man the President has chosen for Justice Field's successor. E. Kl, Nhowalier'e Appointment. Special Dispatch to the Intelligence. WASHINGTON. D. C., Nov. 30.-E. M. Showalter, of Fairmont, was to-day appointed assistant district attorney for Wool Vlrfrlnln tnnk nnth nf of. flee at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Showalter will leave for home to-morrow. and will report to District Attorney Gaines immediately. Weil Virginia Poalmntlfii. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 30.West Virginia postmasters of the fourth class have been appointed as follows: George Ilerdman, Athey, Wood county: John H. Ewlng, Deer Wall:, Wood county; J. T. Brooke, Earnshaw, Wetzel county; Isaac N. Ballard. Greenville, Monroe county; James Yoho, Minnie, Wetxe! county; Edward E. Reed, Oakvale, Mercer county; E. J. Galloway, Shlloh, Tyler county; A. A. Adams, Sloan, Wood county. CHAIRMAN CAKlfON Kxprmri Ihr flellef Tlmt (lie Prettnl tin Ion of CunirrM \Vlll b?* llrltf. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Nov. 20.?Representative Cannon, chairman of the committee on appropriations, arrived In Washington to-day. Speaking to a reporter of the Associated "Press he said that his policy for the approaching session of Congress as chairman of the house committee, would be to head the appropriations so far as he could control them, down to existing conditions. "I believe In a liberal, but not nn n*tr<i vnt?ntifr rinllnv In milklnif nnnrnnrl. atlons." he wild, "and until our revenues increase shall oppose entering upon new enterprises requiring the expenditure of government funds" Mr. Cannon expressed the opinion thnt by the beginning of the next fiscal year the Dlnglcv tariff bill would afford revenue sufficient to meet the legitimate demands of the government. He also stated hla belief to be that ,the coming session would be a comparatively brief one. "We Bhould be away from here early, !>y the first of June." he said. "Indeed, there is very little for us to do beyond passing the appropriation bills. It Is needless for us to attempt to secure currency legislation because of the Impossibility of getting anything through the senate. So long a* the senate Is anti-Republican, as at present, all efforts to get currency reform legislation will be so much waste of time and energy. What senso then Is there In writing, writing long winded essays to be read in the sennte and the house and disturbing the business equilibrium, unless some wholesome purpose can be subserved?" I .Mr. Cannon says the appropriations I committee will report the legislative and pension appropriations bill in the house before the Christmas holidays. BLOW IN ARRIVING. lint I'nv 'if C'tiiQi-flliiva I?nl lit on Appertain nt the Cnpiit *1. WASHINGTON. Nov. 30?Members of Congreas are unusually slow in putting In their appearance here for the regular session which convenes next Monday. Up to this time there have been scarcely more than half n doxen arrivals each day. From now on. however, It Is expected that the rush will begin and that o very full attendance will be in their places on the opening day. Few of the leadern of either house are hero as yet. This Is especially true of the houae of representatives. Neither Speaker Reed nor Mr. Dlngley, the floor leader of the majority will reach Washington until Haturdav or Sunday. With tho exception of the pronounced and radical pro and nntl-Cubnn congrenttnen, the members of both houses as a rule, noom to be holding their Judgments In abeyance until they ascertain from ofllclal sources exactly what the situation Is as to Cuba. In the matter of the eurrency It seems already established that tho Democrats and their fre^* silver alllea will oppose stubbornly anything the majority Is likely to propose ami the fact that the opposition In the yomile seetns Insurmountable, Inclines many of the Republican members of the house to tho opinion that It would be wisdom not to attempt any legislation whntover. Mr. Hepburn, who Is chairman of the committee on iutnr-atste and foreign commerce says he bin received many letters during the recess, particularly from mercantile bodies, urging action on the antl-setlplng and pooling bills, and lie expects both taese question! to receive esrly attention. I.nfrrlii|'i Nfttfttirr, WASHINGTON, I) C., Nov. .10 - Heerotary Alger has received from lieutenant Colonel Hunter, the Judge advocat" of the court marllal In Ihr case of Captain 1/conard A. Ijovorlnn, of the Fourth Infantry, the record of the proceedings and findings of the court. The secretary admitsfhat the published reports of the sentence are correct, and that the officer has been found guilty of Ill-treating Private Hammond at i Port Sheridan, and has been sentenced to be reprimanded by the secretary of war. Uwttit ftuilaiu. I Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 30.Penalon certificates have been issued to s West Virginia appHcants as follows: Original?John C. Qunther, deceased, Central City. Increase?James P. Wilson, Alpha; Bphralm W. Bee, West Union; Abram Nucel Morgantown; William S. Glasscock, Arnettsvllle. Wldowsr-Phoebe Gunther. Central City; Nancy J. Graham, Hartford. Certificate of original pension has been Issued also to George W. yanuera, Washington, Pa. EASTIIAM TRIAL Another Hitch la the Procoedli?B?-Onlv Two Additional Imuri Obtained and* New Ventre Ordered ? Oil* Accepted Jnror Dliqullflrd. Special Dispatch to th? Intelligencer. PARSONS, W. Va.. Nov. 30.?The result of to-day's examination of talcsmen In the Eauthara case has been very disappointing. On yesterday evening it was believed that court would adjourn this afternoon with a completed Jury, Instead of that but two additional jurors were obtained from the twenty-six examined, and the court was compelled to issue n new venire for twenty-four more talesmen and the sheriff Is now engaged In executing the summons. To make matters worse as far as delay is concerned, the defense challenged two of the talesmen who had heretofore successfully passed muster on their voir dire, and brought In a lot of witnesses to prove them disqualified. The court sustained tho challenges to one, and reserved his opinion as to the other until to-morrow. It Is said that the defense will also attack the qualifications of another of the accepted Jurors in the morning. If these should all be sustained it would cut the panel down to fifteen agnln. The cane cannot now proceed any further until the newly summoned talesmen arrive. The proceedings to-dnfrwere unusually spirited. Will Try 10 1'iovii loiiull)'. Special Dlsparcn to tne imnupencrr. i HUNTINGTON. W. Vn.. Nov. 00.? J The trial of Frank Woloott, charged with tho murder of Will Webb progresses slowly. The plea of Insanity has j 'been filed by the defense, and every < physician in the county has been summoned as a witness In the case. The | trial will take all week before It Is end- , ed. BOGUS CHECK SWINDLER Snppoieit to Hull From West Virginia. Arreatrit?Hook on "froplt'i Hnnk of \Vr?i Virginia" Found on III* I'crooii. ATLANTIC CITY. N J.. >!uv. 30-A man who registered nt a local hotel ns J. Barnes, of New York, was arrested to-day, on a charge of homo stealing, but it has since been tairned that Ue Is an extensive bogus check swindler, and the belief from papers found on him Is that he is Thomas Seymour Meyers, of Bluefleld, W. Va. It was learned that he tried to open an account with the Glrard Trust Company, of Philadelphia, with a worthless check for *3,300. endorsed by a promlnon* diuinp- a deDosit bank book found on him strengthens the theory of the , police. Another hook on the People's Bank of West Virginia, shows a deposit of $4,750. Information has also been obtained that he victimized the Bingham hotel, of Philadelphia, of a big1 hoard bill. It Is said that Meyers, who Is a clericallooking fellow, gained tho good graces of Presbyterian ministers and Induced them to rash cheeks for him. He admitted that he had -been fearing arrest for three years. Ulff Hllllnnl Tonrnaniffiif, NEW YORK, Nov. 30.-George F. Slosson and George Sutton played the second game in the hllllard tournament at Madison Square Garden concert hall this afternoon. The scorer Slosson 600; Sutton 388. Averages?Slosson 6 2-3; .Sutton 5 0-37. IllghcHt run?Slosson 33; Sutton 53. Time?Three hours and fortysix minutes. A warm welcome was given to Frank C. Ives to-night when he stepped up to the tablo to begin with Maurice Daly the third game of the tournament. Score?Ives 600; Daly 256. High run*-Ives 64;Daly 38. Averages?Ives 1319-37; Daly 7 4-30c. Referee?Edward McLoughlln. Time, three hours. The afternoon game to-morrow will be between Schnefer and Mutton and Slosson and Daly will play In the evening. "For Mlilnu Paint Only" MAPLEVILLE, Alt., Nov. 30-Seven men nre dead and seventeen more are not expected to live from the result of drinking :i mixture of wood alcohol and cheap whlfckey. The drink was bought In Selma, Ala., by Bill Anderson and another farmer, nnd brought hrre by them and retailed to farmers and laborers on the Mobllo & Ohio extension, which Is In process of construction through this place. a number of farmers and railroad hands purcharted S0H10 of the mixture nnd Immediately after drinking the concoction were taken violently ill. No physician was at hand and many of them died be foro attention could be given them The alcohol wan labeled "for mixing paint only." The affair has creatod a great sensation. Andorson and his partner are among the dead. 'I'rilti Wrrnkrra CiotuM, NKW YORK, Nov. 2<V-jacol? dir. bach, John Decker, William Dohsonnnd Hugh O'Brien, charged with train wrecking were committed to the county Jail at Klitaheth, N. J? to-day, to await tho awl Ion of tho grand Jury. A Jersey Central railroad detective alleged that on yesterday they placed n bc.un In front of the eaHt-bound Long Branch exprcsn in an attempt to wreck th?? train/it ICIIsatiPthporl, N. J. The beam was spcii by the engineer of the (rain In time for him to bring It to a stop. Tho young men nre all under twenty, one ye,us of age. They WW Identified hy the train crew, llftnitillMl n Frrlnlti Train. HAVANA, Nov. 30 ?|t Is officially Announced that the Insurgents dyni tnlted s freight train nesr AUiulsnt. province of Plnar del lUo on Sunday. The engine waa partly destroyed nnd the engineer was Injured* MAYORS MEETING i> In IntcrcsCiiiRSession ?l the West Vlrniiiiu Association A CLARKSBURG YESTERDAY, S y< ?uil Lienor LIg?um the ^ Main Topics Ulicnuod-Th? SUvor of Charleston Advocate* an Amtndtnint p( ol the Law, ao aa to Prevent Couulf Courts From Having any Control Over b] llaHlclpaltltea (bat ara tu Favor of l.l- ''' t'oaae?'Mio Spcak-ICnay a Hard nut to C'rack^-Oovaruor Atktueou Ailtlreaeca c' VI the Aaiociattuu. vj - C! Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CLARKSBUna, W. Va., Nov. 30.? ? rhe mayors' association was called to r? irder at 8 o'clock this morning, Presl- M lent Kendall presiding. There wore 1)1 everal additional arrivals to-day,makng the total number of towns repreented about forty. ol Mayor Thomas, of Parkeniburg, read c* in Interesting paper on street paving,in J] vhlch he said an Important question ir vas what kind of pavement will come el vithln the limits of the finances of jjj imall towns, his opinion being that vlt Ifled brick or block answered tlie qilejs- si Ton, not only on account of cheapness, e< jut of durability and from a sanitary lc /leiv, and the ease with which It may >e kept clean. 13 Mr. Thomas also gave short history ind description of street Improvements n Parkersburg, saying tho first paving ivaa put down there in 1883, according 6 o what Is known as tho Charleston o: ;>lan, claiming that Charleston, W. Va. tl ivas the pioneer of street paving with . brick In this country. The reading of 10 !ils paper was followed by ?i general !1j llscuaslon of the subject. The paper of Mayor Deflruyter. of . Charleston,'on the granting of licenses. ? ittraeted considerable attent!on.and the ^ ?entlments expressed were heartily en- u lorsed by those present. He reviewed ?' tho trouble they had In Charleston re- *r yarding licenses and closed as follows: 11 T I.. #?,?? nil In H( ?ood local government without regard to party or political affiliations, make 11 in active vigorous and concerted effort '' to Induce the next legislature to ho v modify existing laws as to free nil mu- fl nlelpalltles in this state from the ob- 'P noxious Interference and control In 11- v censa matters of county courts that do h not represent the municipalities In the ^ mutter under discussion; that are sel- 13 Jom disinterested and frequently cor- a rupt and venal In their conduct In this ^ regard." ^ Mayor Gardiner, of Slstersvllle. be- v lnp absent, Mayor Scovll. of Cairo, t! spoke on speak-oasles and their pre- b ventlon. He said his experience had w been that they could not be prevented, n and that as soon as one vran closed, another was opened, and In some cases vest pocket or walking speak-easles were established." p He has adopted the p>an of arresting the owners of such places each month, and fining them S.r?0 each. Ills town Is I7 In favor of granting licenses', but the 1 county court refuses them. Mr. Scovll B closed by saying that the only solution * of the liquor question was to grant II- 1 cense, nnd then you could control the r sale of the same. ? In a general discussion every mayor * prt?sent agreed that the only way to l! nrovent snealc-easles was to grant 11- i] cense. While this discussion was In 1 progress. Governor Atkinson made his J1 appearance, and was called upon to * address the-meeting. He responded by J congratulating them on their success- c ful organization, saying he was In favor of C0-operat Ion and organization, that being the only successful means of securing any desired end. ns the tndl- e vldnal could do aothlng alone, but unl- y ted In a body they were a power. j The governor also referred to the f speuk-easy question, "Baring he was i opposed to the sale of liquor, but If It 1 could not be stopped to regulate and i control Its sale by high license. I Mayor Kendall delivered an tnstrue- i tlve address on street cleaning. Hiving * Fairmont as an example of what can a bo done for *10 a month toward clean i streets. < The programme having boon carried out In full, the association adjourned. Parkersbtlrg was selected as the next place of meeting, October 18, 19 and 20. 189S. , Wtil Vlrclntn foul Oprrnfora j CINCINNATI. O., Nov. SO.?The fol- t lowing coal operators of West Virginia j south of the Kanawha, met here to-day ( in executive session: P. o. Boyee,George < W. .Tones, M. T. Davis, John Carver, 8, < II. Montgomery, H. L. Murray, J. C. Morrison. T. R ICmbleton. W. R. Johnston, C. C. Lewis, F. Monde), J. n. Lewis and F. K. Lair. They have divulged ( tiothlngi but It Is pretty well understood that their main purpose Is to form a 1 plan to limit production to the Immedl- ' nte consumptive demands of the mar- , ket. They will be In session to-morrow. ^ 1 Nr\v Cnlilurl, 1 VIENNA, Nov. 30,?The new Austrian cabinet of which' fiaron Von Oautsch Von Frankenthum Is president j of Inn council of ministers, has ben ( completed and will be facetted to- ( morrow. The alignment of port folios , Ih as follows: Huron Von H.iutsch, pre- | mler and minister "f the Interior. Count i Wolserhelmb, minister of national do fpnrc. Dr. Von Wlttek, minister of rail- ( ways. Count Von Hnlllet La tour, minuter of public Instruction. Ilerr Hochtnbnweok, minister of finance. IIerr Koerber. minister of commerce, Dr. .1 Von lluber, minister ??r Justice. rount Hy- ' Inndtliroldt, minister of agriculture. Sf?v?r Mmitifnrturr* 1 Ct.HVKI.AN!>, 0., Nov. SO? O.twofn j thirty and forty ??f the leading sewer plpo manufacture of the country have bfu'n In session h?'ie to-ilrr and t1 night, doubtless for the purpose of t?ffretlng the combination organised a few * days ngo at IO.isi Liverpool. Not one ?>f the roanufaetufers would In Ik about the meeting, h<nvrtVer, or sny for ?vhat purpose It wan hold. 1 AVhr tii*r ? World. LOWIOLIi, Mass., Nov, 80,?Frank A. , Krlth and Mngglo Godfrey committed ' MUlclde by Inhaling gas In a room In , this city to-day, They were penniless. , i ImfiaM-i^flVlN I'IBIII n linn, RAN FIIANCI8CO, Nov. fit Th" l Choynsltl-JefTries fight wan d.vhir l n ' dinar at (ho end of |he twentieth round* j A DRAMATIC SCENB i Court When KcSliu A*diIor Hmn, at NcbruU, wii t>cuUno?d-IIU Wlh'i I'allirllr I'lew for Mercy. ^ LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 30.?Ex-BUtt udltor Euffene Moore, found guilty jsterday, of <y*bexxllng 925,000 atate inds, was to-day aentenced to eight ?ars in the penitentiary. The aentenoa as a surprise and a crushing blow to le prisoner,who had expected but noraial punishment, and the acene In tha >urt room was as affecting as it wa? amatlc. Moore with his wife standing / his aide, pleaded with the court for iercy, making a long and somewhat imbling statement. At its conclusion he sank In hla lair, sobbing bitterly, hla wife trying ilnly to comfort him. Judge Oornlah, l?ib|y affected, spoke slowly of tha imo committed and the entire ab?nce of extenuating circumstances. Ha lid he believed tio lees than ten yeara i the penitentiary would satlafy out iged Justice. Ai he paused Mrs. uoro threw her arms about her hus?nd's nock and shouted: "Oh! please Judge, have mercy on Im, have mercy!" Judge Cornish then said: "On account J your devoted wife and your loving llldren, I will reduce the sentence bfr vo years. Therefore, the sentence of le court Is that you shall be confined i the penitentiary for the term of ght years at hard labor, pay the costs ! prosecution and be lined In tho sum I 146.816 10." Sloore's attorneys will appeal to the jpreme court. Moore was twice elect1 Mate auditor and his family moved t exclusive society. SENATOR WELLINGTON SUES dltor Actio* for 91(10,000, Besides IV?vlug Htiu Imllrtc<l by the arsnrf Jury. BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 80.?United tates Senator George L. Wellington, f this state, to-day appeared before le grand Jury and charged that ho had een criminally libelled by the Baltlloro American, giving color to the liar get* that he was using -patronage ) Influence the election of n United tat?'S senator to succeed Arthur P. orman. The grand Jury presented encral Felix Agnus, the publisher and dltor of the American for indictment, ater in the day Senator Wellington led suit against General Agnus per.mally for $100,000 damages. The nrtldo* upon which .Senator Welngton's actions are based was pubshed lii the American on Friday. Moember 26, together with an editorial rom the Post In Washington of tho revlous day. In the letter, Senator Wellington was severely criticised for In general conduct as senator of the rnlted States, and charged with open, offering to purchase votes for a sectorial aspirant through the dlspensalon of patronage. Senator Wellington recently espoused lie cause of Governor Lloyd Lowndes, /ho id HeeKing ClCCllOtl lo mu ami ? he United States senate now occupied f Senator Gorman, whoso successor rill be chosen bv the legislature which ie*ts on January 5, 1898, at Annapolis. r To Colli FivfHoublr <?old Hi mm. ST. PETERSBURG, Nor. 30.?An 1merlal ukase, Issued to-day, orders the olnage and Issue of flve-rouble gold tleces, equal In value to one-third of he Imperial (which weighs 12,902 rttmrr.es, .900 fine). Another ukaae 1sued directs that the inscription- on the tuwilan credit notes be changed to pad as follows: "The state hank exhanges credit notes against gold coin or an unlimited amount." One rouble a equal to a fifteenth of an Imperial irtd contains 17.424 doll of pure gold, 'he exchange of state credit note? gainst gold coin will be guaranteed by he whole property of the state. Stat? redlt notes are to have equal gold in oin throughout the empire. ' rrmmiy nn<l llaytl. BERLIN, Nov. 30.?The German govrnment has abandoned its intention of ending the warsnip uenon. 10 rwt ?u ^rlnce, Ilaytl, to enforce the demands or tho payment of an indemnity to lerr Enrll Luedert for alleged false mprisonment. The Geflori, Instead, will ?e Kent to reinforce the German fleet n the Chinese waters. Baron von Buow, the German minister for foreign tffalrs, to-oay gave tho United States imbaaflador, Mr. Andrew D. White, a vholly satisfactory explanation of Jcrnrany's intentions towards Hayti. A l-'rlrndly I'rocr^iHn*. SANDUSKY, Ohio, Nov. JW.-Presllenit John Gardiner, of Norwalk, and I'lce President J. O. Moss were ap>olnted receivers by Judge Wlldman o-dny for the Sandusky. Mnnffticld & Norwalk railway, a branch of the BulImore u: Ohio. Tho motion for revivers was mad* by the principal own>rs, and in claimed to be a friendly proceeding. (Jrnlii from I'lillr<lal|thl?. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Nov. ?0.?The exports of grain from this port for tho mat week have been very large, imountlnR to over two million bushels, he bulk of which wns corn and oats. Tho largest shipments have been made luring the past two days. Tho amount riven includes parcel lots by regular Ino steamers and full cargoes. An Omliion* Numbrr. LONDON,Nov. 80.?There wfre exaety twelve men and on* woman present :o-day at tho annual meeting of the >nee famous Cobden Club. I-otil Parrer presided. The aninual report exjreased regret at the death of a meml>er, the late Henry George, of New Vork. and announced that the Income >f the year 1897 was ?CCS. RmiMiloil III I'ytlHnii Clirlf. TAMPA, Fin., Nov. 30.-A smmilon ivns crealod In Florida Pythian circles art night when licit, (?row? Lodge, Ivlnghl* of Pylhln ?. of this city, defied I lie authority of the grand <hancellor and i .umu to obey his ordciu or re* ir.<iulsh their charter. ^li.trui'-iiM of i(|riiilHlll|)*. NFW YOHK?Paris, Southampton. NEW YOUK Idaho, from l.on<lonj linli* of Nohr.iska, from Glasgow, QUWENHTOWN Majestic, New fork; Betgentand, Philadelphia* Mlti:.Mi:ilMllAVi:.\ Kaiser Wllhelm Dcr Groime, New York. Wrnlhrt- I'ounii for To DM* For U'i"t Virginia, threatening Weather, )0H"lh|y llnht i'IioWitm, Warmer southerly ivIihIh. For wmtnii 1 Vnnsylvanla ami OhlO, mo*v or showers; unriuer; brisk south* >rly winds. linen I Tli>> t-ntpfrntiiro yeiterdar ?" nhtorved Helim-pf, druggist, cohht Fourteenth iiul Ma i Met hi reels, was follows: 7 ' tn JM | n p. in :t? '! ' I 7 ? 111 II "i II | \v? utlive fair.