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(THE "GOLD MINE"
Was the Principal Topic of Conversation About Town. CONDEMNATION WAS GENERAL BUT IT IS LIKELY THE SCHEME .WILL BE PUSHED THROUGH TO SUCCESS IF IT IS POSSIBLE. LAWYERS SAY THE "INFORMERS" ARB GOING ON A WRONG TACK, AND THAT INDICTMENTS J* BY. THE GRAND JURY ARB ' NECESSARY FIRST. ' The "gold mine" scheme sprung upon the public Wednesday afternoon, the particulars of which were given In yeal terday's Intelligencer, was almost the ole topic of conversation about the city during the day, and condemnation of the scheme was almost universal. Some vrfeo talked beHeved that there were many cases where cltlzcns having money out on loan had not turned In |i proper returns to the county assetssors, and of this failure of course no defense I the proceedings Instituted by Bird and SfcCulley In the court* of Justices Dun. nlng and Haberfleld, questioned the motives that prompted the bringing of the suits. i During the day several additional suits were instituted by MCCulley for Bird, but it is not likely many more will tie entered before next Monday, the time set for the hearing of the first suits in the courts of the two squires. The first to be heard comes up in Jusk tice Diinning's court at 8 a. m., and at 0 a.m. the Jerry O'Brien case will be called In Justice Haberfield's court. ; This alternate method of hearings in the two courts will be continued until all the suits set for the day are heard. Of course there is great interest in the first trials, as it is Mkely that one | at least will be made a te.??t case upon which the result of the several hundred other prospective suits will hang. Ex Congressman John O. Pendleton will 11 appear for the defendant In one of the cases set for next Monday, and J. E. W. McCulley will hold the legal reins for the plaintiff, Bird. It has been said that Colonel W. W. Arnett would be associated with McCulley In the prosecution of these cat.es, but when he was Eeeen yesterday afternoon he 6tated that he had not yet decided that he would appear in them. Bird, he said, had approached him and desired his services. When the test cases are heard next I Monday, most interest will center In the endeavor of certain defendants to make It clear In the minds of the Justices that they have no Jurisdiction. It is being contended by most of the lawyers that the title of such suits must have the aiaitr ui *> m v irgium us |iiaurun. 4u & the suits 60 far brought by McCulley for Bird, the latter is made plaintiff. In ' addition the contention is advanced that after information has been made to the ^ prosecuting attorney and a6i?sor, no suit for tho five per cent can be instill: tuted by the Informer until the prosecuting attorney has offered an indlcttnent to the criminal court grand Jury, i. In other words, there must first be a criminal prosecution, and if the defend^ ant is found not guilty, the informer has no case for his percentage. Justice Dunning said to an Intelligencer reporter yesterday afternoon that he did not want his motives misconstrued by the public. Being a public k official, he believed it to be hLs duty to ! accept such eases as were offeredi to his court. He added that he would not attempt to solve for himself the question of Jurisdiction which will bo raised next Monday; be would secure the best counsel to bo bad before rendering bis decision. In the meantime, however, he added, any person who has been sued by Bird for the live per cent, can settle by v paying the five per cent and costs. As stated in yesterday's Intelligencer, the five per cent on informations already made will foot up about $10,000, possibly $12,000. These Informations cumber between 300 and 400. and extend from A to G of the trust deed records of the county clerk's office. If all goes | well with the scheme, Bird and McCulley have promising territory from Q to Z, which County Clerk Robertson estimates will increase the possible percentage to $50,000 or $80,000. Mr. McCulley enters a denial of au thorehlp of the scheme, which seems to | throw the honor upon Bird, the stranger whom nobody seems to know. Mr. McCulley says further that his only connection Is as attorney for Bird. Yesterday morning the Intelligencer men- | tloned a story that was going the rounds In the "Justice shop" district to | the effect that McCulley had proposed . the scheme some time ago to Constable | James Creighton, who had turned It j down very hard. Mr. McCulley denloo | that he made such a proposition to , Crelghton, and the latter also enters a i denial, which appears below. urn* rnnde to learn the name I of the peson who has become surety for The costs In the suits instituted by Bird and McCUIley In the courts of Justices Dunning and Haberfleld. Justice Dun- | * nlng declined to disclose the man's Identity. A gentle-man who was present when the question was asked, asserted that W. J. Cotts had become surety for the ooffta. Cotts is the North End citizen Who fcaa figured in so many suits agalmrt the city during the past three years. ' 1 MR CRBIOHTON'S DENIAL. TO tn? ttaiwr 01 liiu iM>o...a. ..vv.. SIR:?In yesterdny's Ihsuo of your paper, you stated that Attorney MeCulley had told me ho had a "gold mine" on hand and- Invited my co-operation, and that I had refused to bo a party to the matter. I will ?ny for the public's benefit that he nover made a proposition of that kind or even spoke of the matter to pie, directly or Indirectly. JAMBS CREIQHTON. Toctntr. a com) in onk o%y Take Laxative Uromo Quinine Tablets. AH Druggists refund tho monny If It falls to cure. 25c. Tho genuine has U H. Q. on each tablet. miv&f ' m XLh are hwlltil to attend the on<!y jylcrdo of Lh* season to-rnorrow, Labor - A SUCK SWINDLES. Forged Chccka of MuHfT* and Deputy Sheriff*? SImuy r a T.t. Special Dispatch to the intelllgcncer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., August 25.A man named Haynes has been victimizing several of the sheriffs and depu tics in the adjoining counties. He claimed to be a school teacher, and went ta different merchants and presented checks on the salaries due him. The checks were nearly all drawn on Charleston banks. Sheriff George McVey. of Fayette county, was presented with a protested check for $33. This led to the discovery of the forgery. The sheriff was not doing buslnens with that bank. Deputy Sheriff Daniels, of Payette, and the sheriff and deputy sheriff of Nicholas had their names forged for $40, and $60 respectively. Haynes wears a Cuban war uniform. B#*.a orla! IMS. Special Dispatch to tim Inielllgencor. HUNTINGTON, W. Va., A-ug. 25.?The Evening Herald omciauy anjiouivceu this evening that Hon. C. T. Caldiwell is an active candidate for the United States senate to succeed' Senator Faulkner. The announcement created quite a breeze of excitement, and- It was received with mloh favor among numerous Republican politicians. Just how the two Republican nominees In this county for t'he house of delegates stand cannot be 'learned, but there Is but little doubt but Mr. Caldwell's candidacy Mill be favorably considered by them. Illft Ktrlk* of Gas. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. MARIETTA. 0.. August 25.-The Granite Oil Company of this city, has Just received word from one of theli company that they have struck what promises to be the largest gas well ever struck in West Virginia, and possibly in any ui IIIC hub jhwuuuihk oiuico. on the E. R. Alderman farm, near Cornwallls. twenty miles from this city. The gas testing apparatus was blown off and the pressure is so strong that the well cannot be measured. The gas was found in the Keener sund. Mar Gflt the Camp. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Vs., August 25.The people here are much encouraged over the prospect of getting a brigade of soldiers to camp here this fall and winter. The army officer detailed to visit here has been here yesterday and to-day. He Is much pleased with -the location. He will go back to Washington to-morrow, and It Is nqw Intended tnat the governor ana tne ciuzen? committee shall accompany him. POSTAL SERVICE To be Eiltbllibtil tu Porto Rico?Comminion to VlaltThnt Counfrj-. WASHINGTON, August 25.?Postmaster General Emory Smith will dispatch a commission to Porto Rico shortly to examine Into the postal necessities there and make recommendations for the establishment of a complete service This order has not been formally ap mally approved by the postmaster gen eral, but the following persons recom mended for appointment on the commls slo nwlthout doubt will be chosen: Major J. E. Stuart, chief or the commission, who for many years has been In the service of the department In the Chicago division and who was offered the position of postal agent at Santiago after the death of Mr. Eben Brewer, bul being connected with an Illinois regiment preferred to stay with the army; Mr. William M. Money, of Wheeling, W. Va., of the third assistant postmaster general's office, and Mr. .T. B. Mastorn, who has been connected with the postofllce department for some time. The commUsIon will go over the ground thoroughly, select places for offices and Incorporate the results of their work In a report to the postmaster general. This report probably will be submitted to congress as a basis for legislation. The postal arrangements at Santiago are reported to be working In a satisfactory manner, and there is some talk ol establishing a free delivery system there. CHARGED JvlTH WIFE MURDER To Get Inmranc., ih? II iiahnntl Commiti Snlctde In a Pari* IU?tanraiif. PARIS, August 25.?Ernest Joseph Possel, the German who had been trying to collect a claim of ?10,000 upon a lift Insurance policy Issued to his late wife, an English woman, by the Urbaine InAAmnnnv tl'Vl lr?h hflfl payment on the ground that he had thrown her off a cliff near Florence Italy, committed suicide last evening nl the Durand restaurant. In tSie Place di La Madeleine. Possel, who called himself the Marquis de Gondevllle and pretended to bo r. French subject, was under heavy ball and the authorities here ordered the exhumation of the body of his wife. The maiden name of Mrs. Possel wnt Eleanora Beckett, and who was about twenty-one years old. The couple hud been .*?taylng at Florence, and one day Possel returned alone from a drive, saying that his wife fell off the ollff on the edge of which she was resting while he was mending the harness. They were married in England last March and Pocsel Insured her life almost Immediately. It developed, afrei her body was found beneath the clift that Possel had been seen there several days before throwing down large etomv and watching thflr descent. Th< mother of Mrs. Possel, however, stoutlj mnlntalned that Poxsel was innocent o. the death of his wife. 9lelTllt0 Nloac'a A ppolufmr nt, CHICAGO, August 25.?Melville E Stone has accepted the position on the Lafayette monument commission tendcred to him by Ferdinand W. Peck commissioner general from the Unltec States to the Paris exposition. Thi! t) 11 h the commission. Commissionei Peck. who will ik? me cnairman 01 uh commission said he propose* to make 4he Lafayette monument one of th< crowning features of this country ni the Paris exposition 1n 1000. The present plans ore to erect the monument tc the memory of the stent French pntrlot who came to the assistance of the colonies during the Revolution, on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Peck's present arrangements are to leave for New York and sail for Paris the latter part of next week. LA DOR DAT come but onco a year, Why not attend the plcnJc to-morow. SALVATION ARMY HERB Last Evening for a Few Hours?Wll UU IV OIO?V|B..I.V, Last evening ft detachment of the Sal VAtlon Army, accompanied by a band arrived In the city from the wont. Fron Jlrldgeport they marched across th< Inland to the city, and a meeting wai hold on Twelfth street Inst night. Tb< detachment. It In said, will move on tSlstersvllle, where It In said there is c promising field for operations. TAKIO a grand rtnrfd r?nt to-morrow and win one of the hantfsome prise* FOR the Labor Day Picnic tak< WAUFFITKI/8 Yarh<, foot of Twelftl street. The Union Ferry. r&OF. HOEIQ5 AGAIK. He BrcuJu out ou War UwiUoM-Mik ? Gloomy Prediction*. ASHFIELD. Mass., August 23.?The twentieth annual dinner In aid of Sanderson academy was given this afternoon with Charles Elliot Norton, Profesi sor Emeritus of fine arts of Harvard university, preaidlng. There were addresses by Rev. John W. ChadwlcK, of Rrn.tklvn: G. Stanlev Hall, president of Clark university, of Wtfrcewter; Rev. Dr. P. S. Moxnnj, of Springfield; Sherman S. Rogers, of Buffalo, and Cooker T. Washington, the principal of the Tuskegee institute, Alabama. The principal address was by Prof. Norton, who devoted) himself to a discussion of the late war. He referred to the academy's prosperity during the year, and continued as follows: "And yet our heart9 have beeiK heavy with new weight of care, and the very brightness of the sunshine has but deepened by contrast the cloud of our sorrowful thought?sorrowful that our nation should have turned Its back upon its old Ideals, and. standing at'the parting ways, should have chosen the ancient path, familiar to the old world, worn by the bloody feet of hapless gen cranons unu wii?.u imo iic?? ? anything but ill?the path of agrresalve war, of foreign conquest, of alien territorial aggrandizement, the path that leads from trouble to trouble. The black and brutal visage of war , has Indeed been lighted up from time to time during the summer by the gallant deeds of our men in service and by the good conduct and marvelous good fortune of our navy and "by the general temper of humanity displayed so soon as the actual light was over by both officers and men. But it has taken on a deeper shade of gloom from the needless sufferings which our brave soldiers have had to. endure from the lack of due provision for their needs alike in camp, on field and in hospital. It has been a miserable spectacle of Incompetency for which account must be rendered and penalty exacted." After a review of the events leading nn to the war. Prof. Norton said: "Peace has nominally come. The actual conflict has ended, but less than 100 days of war has r _ulted in a revolution In the United States. The foundations on which the republic hafl rested have been unsettled; the principles upon which the government depends have been violated; we have undertaken obligations which neither our Institutions nor our national character enable us properly 1 to discharge; we, the one great nonmlUtary power In the world, have suddenly Joined the ranks of the nations burdened with great armies and navies; we have load-ed ourselves with an enormous additional debt, and with an enor mous increase of annual expenditures, B permanent oppressive tax upon the industry of the people, and further, whatever disposition may be made of the Philippines, we are already, through holding: them and claiming: the light to dispose of them, brought into entangling relations with the nations of the old world, and run the risk of losing the Inestimable boon which has hitherto been ours, of freedom In the complications of the internaclonal policies of the : wBkwti CYCLORAK I Tills Incomparable series of war I i at dollars, and phototrraphn of curreni "" OCR NATION IN WAR Is at oncu ^ prcsu. It presents tho IV : p 1 by th'0 brush of Amrrlran nrtlnts or to teon or muro tsupurb wur pictures uo ' nation. vUO The Sixth Artillery I Francisco on th; ^|V The Army Mule Tr, with the Twenty viffi' General Merritt on tl # "Newport," Lea' Types of the Philippi ' Gunboats Passing Ba One Hundred and Fil ' ) I OUR NATION IN WJ slrncU cover; tho following port* will 15UH, at a nominal i>rlco of TW Ccn i NERVOUS DEPRESSION. [A TALK wrrt! MRS. PINK HAM.] A woman with the blues is a very uncomfortable person. She is illogical, inhappy and frequently hysterical. The condition of the mind known as the blues," nearly always, with women, results from diseased orgws of generation. It is a source of wonder that in this nm *\4 mwHonl MMpnrt*. nnv person should still belfeve that mere force of will and determination will overcome depressed spirits and nervousness in women. These troubles &ro Indications of disease. Every woman who doesn't under* stand her condition should write to Lynn, Mass., to Mrs. Pinkham for her advice. Her advico is thorough common sense, and is the counsel of a learned woman of great experience. Head the story of Mrs. F. S. Bennett, Westphalia, Kansas, as told in the following letter: 44 Pear Mrs. Pikkjiam:?I have suffered for over two years with fulling, enlargement and ulceration of the womb, and this spring, being in such a weakened condition, caused me to flow for nearly six months. Some time ago, urged by friends, I wrote to you for advice. After using the treatment which yon advised for a short time, that terrible flow stopped. 441 am now gaining strength and flesh, and have better health than I have had for the past ten years. I wish to say to all* distressed, suffer* ing women, do not suffer longer, when there is one so kind and willing to aid you." Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com* pound is a woman's remedy for woman's ills. More than a million wo* I men have been benefited by it old world, and of remaining: the independent masters of our own fortunes. It is, Indeed, a momentous revolution." Gupta C'lnrkn Cnrrlril In LIKcr. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., August 25.? Captain Clarke, of the battleship Oreson, was carried through this city today on his way to New York, where he will be placed in the naval hospital to be treated for dysentery. Twice when the captain was recognized on the litter upon which he was borne, he was heartily cheered by crowds which quickly gathered In the Broad street station of tho Pennsylvania railroad an Impromptu ovation was tendered the hero of the 15,000 mile voyage around the Horn, to which he was unfortunately too weak to respond. The captain is said to be in better health than when he was taken from his battleship aboard the St. Louis and his quick recovery is looked for. To Fffil StrtrvliiR Cubans. WASHINGTON, D. C., August 25.-In accordanco with the determination of the administration the Comal sailed from Tampa to Havana torday with one million rations for distribution to the starving people of Cuba. Supplies will be furnished to other provinces In the Island under the direction of officers of the army as emergency may demand. It has been learned thnt there will be no difficulty regarding the entry of the supply vessels to Cuban ports or their distribution under the direction of United States army officers. It Is stated that the Spanish authorities In Cuba are glad to have the provisions sent in. Glail to bo Mnateretl oat. WASHINGTON, D. C., August 25.?A special to the Star from Thoroughfare, Picturing in panorair Bloody Struggles, ] Sieges, Desperate 1 Heroism that have f 3 of our country fron: 3 THE I 1IC PORTFOLU OF THE I Utistratlohn comprises reproduction of tho prr . happonlnirR nt tho front In our bnttles wit thu most p.wturcsquo and graphic publlcatloi lost Stirring, Thr atriotic Pictures I ken by the camera by skillful photographer: companlcd by complcto Ucscrlptlvo text, so a CONTENTS OF P living Washington for San Way to Manila. ain; Arriving at Camp Alger -fourth Michigan. ie Bridge of the Transport ring San Francisco for Manes. tteries at Vicksburg. :ty-ninth Indiana. PARTS I TO 8 I TEIHMS OF X>2 y "n will appear wnokly, and will bo comph Spain. I'art On? contain* twenty lar* each contain 8IXTBE3N I*AHOK PAOE6 ft is por copy. IX by wall add 2 coots for poata NIGHT BHIRTflJIT 000000000001 1 '/m\?5c Ni Our own Nlirom so I ij wide am j f A double s I'll the new li | | on front i I ? || 141-2 to McFad <*r - Vq., says the greatest delight Is evidenced bp the Sixth Pennsylvania regiment over the official announcement that they are to be mustered out. The other regiments at Thoroughfare are fully us anxious for their services to end and petitions are in circulation everywhere. Major Price's battalion, the third of th^ Sixth Pennsylvania, left camp for Middletown, Pa., at 11 o'clock and the first and second battalions left later In the day. LA8T OF 8HAFTBB'S ABUT Will Have Snllrrt from C'nlia Tkla Morn* lute for Moiitnuk Point. WASHINGTON" Aug. 25.?The last of Shatter's- array will sail from Cuba I to-morrow. The tfoQlowing despatch was received at t"he war department late this afternoon: Santiago, via/ Hayti, Aug. 25.? Adjutant General U. S. Army, Wash- [ lngton. Command alt embarked this morn3ng except Twenity^forth U. S. infantry, degaloJof-me6ws,-lsho opcJCurdoUu pull tacflvment of recruits for First Illinois volunteer Infantry, and- a part of the X'lwt'h Massachusetts volunteer Infant try, aM of which vrfll embark to-morrow morning on- tmiipports now here. General Buttis with First Illinois, on Berlin^ and- Berkshire with 360 convalescents leave this morning for Momtauk Point. I win leave w1t4i headquarters and one company of First Infantry on Mexico by noon to-flay. Instructions about Orizaba proceeding to Momtauk Point Just received. Allegheny left yesterday with Ninth Massachusetts on board. Unionist having on- board one company at First KOinois and private horses leaves to-day; Saratoga with Lieutenant Colonel Freed-man and Thlrty-llft'h infantry arrived this morning; 300 more expected' on tho Knickerbocker in two or t'hree houra. (Signed) SH1AFTER. Major General # CSrticrnl Mllva' Wlfo Arrive*. PONCE, Jr'orio K1C0, AUb'UBi -o.? J.IIU United States transport Obdam, from Charleston, arrived this morning,bringing Mrs. Miles and her daughter, the wife of Colonel Rice. General Miles' plan contemplates an Immediate return to the United States. It has been decided to send the fourth Pennsylvania, the Third Wisconsin and the Third Illinois volunteers home without delay. Sickness among the troops is on the Increase. There are six hundred men now in hospital quarters. General Ernst's brigade will leave for San Juan to-day by way of Guayamas. B. Si. O. July Ranting*. BALTIMORE. Aug. 25.?The gross earnings from the operation) of the Baltimore and Cfclo railToad- for July, 1898, were 12,305,001, a<n increase of 160,400. ATTEND the Labor Day Picnic to' morrow and win a handsome prize. lie magnificence and realisti Fiercest Charges, Terrific Bi Vaval Engagements, and Ej junctuated with epoch and dec i 1776 to 1898. ill w ill is ;reat 0 of famous REPUBLIC latest paintings that hanjc In the governnu h Spain on both land and sea. i, as well as tho most timely and useful his filing, Exciting an iiver Produced S ? ' The work Is presented In a series of po a to make tho Issue tho finest possible plctoi ORTFOLIO No. 8. Company K, First Rhode Isla tioned at Camp Alger, Va Annihilation of Cervera's Flee The Stone Wall, Gettysburg. Cordage Factory in the Philip] Lamp?Helio. Twentieth Kansas Parading i ~r*t *rr___ r* tnr. ineir way 10 v^imp iviei Types of Spanish Soldiers. First Division Hospital. TOW ON SALE. STHIBUTION. !?to In Blxtoon rartii or lew, r?? may be Juiitlf ro jKuirs of Illustration ami letter-pron*. on j n<l Cover. Tltcao Portfolios aro offered cote fo. Address, THE INTELLIGEP -M'FADDBirg. XKOOOOpOOOCOaOOOOOOOOOCOtt ght Shirts ^e^^For 49c. make of Night Shirts, made ft, fine muslin, cut extra 1 extra long, seams are all ewed and every shirt has style colored silk trimming s, collars and pockets, sizes 118, reduced to 49c. den's, I 120 and 1322 Market Street, j SOOOOOOOOOOOCOOCOOOOCOOOOOo PTOMAINE roisomno I ??n ? V.?.-.UHO i-ertoni DhAnuiI n Score of Other* Sick. | MIDDLBTOYVN. N. Y., August 25.Ice cream prepared with lemon extract i purchased from a traveling: salesman a | few days ago, has caused the death of three persons and a score of others are sick and more fatalities are expected. The deaths are: Mrs. Herman Michaels, No. 613 Ninth avenue, New York; Mrs, William Seder, of Mount Vernon, N. Y.; Robert Jones, a farmer living near Greenfield, Ulster county. The dangerously sick are: H. J. Hard, lng, New York; Herman Ausdereh, Mt. Vernon; Mark Holmes, New York; Mrs. Snyder and daughter Louise. New York; Mrs. Hansen, New York; Mrs. C. E. Atj len and two children, New York; Mrs. I D. A. Osborn, Newburgh; Mrs. Katharine Taylor, Philadelphia, Pa.; Miss Alice Cleaton, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Otto Selfert, New York; Mrs. H. A. Stuthoof, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Henry Weber, I New York; Mrs. Arthur Jones and sons, *ioyu, wara ana i^awara, ureenfleld, X. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. YVilium Jones, ut Mountaindale. These constitute nearly all the summer guests at Arthur Jones* cottages at Greenfield, which is about Ave miles from Mountalndale, and the proprietor'! parents and his family. The ice cream was eaten at Sunday's dinner and about 9 o'clock that night Mrs. Seder was attacked with nausea. Soon after others were similarly attacked, and by midnight the two cottages were filled wfch the sick. Dr. J. P. Curlette, of Mountalndale, was summoned and he diagnosed the cases as ptomaine poisoning. He called Dr. Munson, of Woodbourne, ' and the two have worked Incessantly. Mrs. Seder died Tuesday, Mrs. Mlchacls Wednesday night, and early this morning Robert Robert Jones died. Dr. Curlette believes six more deaths will occur. Hob Preas Company's Strike Knriril. NEW YORK, August 25.-The strike that has been In progress for the past few weeks at the Hoe press company's works has been settled. Six hundred of the striking machinists will return to work Monday morning at the old rates. __ ALL# WldMng to pee the largo Ft crowd that ever gathered at a picnic should attendt the one at tihe Fair Grounds tomorrow. c elaboration-'&e.niost ambardments, Historic ? _ r a _? JI?_ :ampiee 01 /lsrounuiug :isive action the history BATTLES ?nt and atato buildings, costing millions itorieal record, that ever camu d St rtfollos, oneli one of which contains ?lx* graphic narratlvo of tho lllo nd Volunteers, Stapines. n San Francisco on vjfj? '"ritt' ^ Cleaning Rifles. Iml by thn ilovclopmontR of o?r wnr with )latcd onpor. under n handsomely do* luslvely to INTBLUOISNCBH <CER Wheeling, W. Va.