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♦ T A y NO. 232. WILMINGTON, DEL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1880. ONE CENT. amusements. WILMINGTON RINK, ■ eventh and Madison Streets. ■OPEX AFTERNOON AND EVENING. Bi'aml Masque Carnival Washington'.« liirth Friday evening, February Si, Hpeciol attention given to learners. ^Admission, 15 cents. Ladles free. THE GUARDS' FAIR. lytli Post Guards ant) Drum Corps Will hold a Fair at the E. COR. FIFTH AND SHIPLEY STS., To commence bruary 14, and to Continue Two Weeks. mission. PI cents. Weekly tickets 23 cants. HELP WANTED. J ANTED.—A YOUNG LADY OF INTEL ' ligenoe and energy to take charge of the linington social and personal news depart of a publication. Apply by letter, stat pjenence, to E. M.. care of Evening fHEELWRIGHT.—A GOOD WHEKL benjamin OOD WHEELWRIGHT TO TAKE SHOP at Front and Union streets, inquire at int and I nion streets. u e I I as real estate for sale. 'HAUL BARGAINS. 10 Jefferson street, 8 rooms and hath, it West F.fth street, H rooms and bath, lb \\ est (seventh street, » rooms and bath. Î! :,. onr '7; »treet, 7 rooms and bath. *- JJ,est Fourth street, 8 rooms ami bath. »? « est Fourth street, 7 rooms. • gAst Fourth street, 9 rooms and bath, u Kost Fourth street, t) rooms and bath. ■ Sr and Church streets. : cor. Gilpin avenue and Scott street. • «. eor. Gilpin avenue anil Lincoln street. . r.. eor. I 1 '.fill and French streets, S rooms, or price and terms apply to THOMAS R. LALLY. 800 Market street. m FOB RENT. )R RENT. -THE SECOND STORY OF No. 4IB Market street, 10x13) feet. Also d story. 1*1x70 feet. Apply to BURNS & NAGHAN, 419 Market street. 8H iSil 1.1 VE STOCK. ÎK SALE CHEAP,-A FINE KP AN OF young Morgan horses; first-class read s, double or single, and perfectly sound gentle; grey; own brothers; five and six t spring: size. 801 lbs. each; a perfect team very respect. Also three blooded Holstein rllnga, two heifers and one bull, registered from imported stock. Address, W. S. KERSON', Kllendale, Kussex comity, Del. NOTICES. CmOE.-THE CHORAL CLl K HAVING been thoroughly reorganized, aanounees t applications for membership will be re ed up to February 33, the day of the first earsal of the Club under the leadership of ii Gastcl of Philadelphia. Application ris can be had of any of the members and uid ke forwarded to N. D. CLOWARD Secretary Wilmington College of M xe club is engaged in music and dn k. and ail persons voices are invited US1C. agaged in music and dramatic rsons in jjood standing 1*. lib !«) lOTICE. EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS. here will be an examination of teachers seeond amt third grade certificates in ool building No. 1. French street, near th on Saturday, February 2*. HERMAN BESSEY, Superintendent. OTICE.-I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that I will apply tntbeGenersI Assembly ts present session for a divorce from my e Anna M. Morrison. Signed, THOMAS H. MORRISON. Himiagton, Deb. January 28, Issu. BANKING AND FINANCIAL. R. ROBINSON & CO., I BANKERS AND BROKERS Irner Fourth and Market St recta. I FOR SALE, f shares Wilmington City Electric Com ly's stock. 10 sharet of Wilmington Transfer stork. Rocks bought and «old in the New York, lladelphla aud Boston markets on commls [eUers of credit given, available In all parte I world, and drafts on England Ireland, knee, Germany and Switzerland issued. HE ARTISANS' SAVINGS BANK, NO. 50* MARKET STREET. teen daily from 9 o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m., 1 on Tuesday and Saturday from 7 to 8 p. m. MONEY LOANED ON MORTGAGES, o. W. Bush, President. K. T. Taylor, Treasurer. Jo«. M. Matbeh. Auditor. Geo. S. Capelle, Vico President. LEA'S r L0UR, ade by a system of purifica pn and milling exclusively our yvn, enables us to offer the WHITEST, STRONGEST and FINEST Flour in the market. HE WM. LEA & SONS CO WILMINGTON, DEL. PKNNIES AND SMALL CHANGE CAN E HAD AT THE COUNTING ROOM b à. ax À it ibUiUNU «»UC«. *sk.Lm PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. A Memorial to Collar —Industrial Art Training School« Proposed. Harrisbübo, Feb. 16.-I,, the heda, at representatives Um» following resolute « van introduced by Mr. Garrett, adopted niifiam to the senate for concurrence; Joint resolution relative to concluding a treaty with the government of Great Britain. Whereas, Two hundred and thirty-three mem bers of the British parliament have presented to the president of the United States a memorial urging the government at Washington to take the necessary step*» for concluding with the gov eminent of Great Britain a treaty which shall stipulate that any difference or disputes arising between the two governments, which cannot be adjusted by diplomatic ageucy, shall be referred to arbitration; and W hereas, W© are profoundly impresseti with the importauco of prompt action on some of the measures now before congress, having for their object the adjustment of differeuc tious, by the humane means of arbitration; there fore lie It Resolved, By the senate and house of repré sentât! ves.of Pennsylvania, that instructed and bet w senators he representatives in congress lie urgently requested to use all proper means to se cure the passage of a law that shall authorize the president of the United States to take the neces sary steps for concluding with the government of Great Britain a treaty ivlileli shall stipulate that any differences two governments, which cannot be adjusted by diplomatic ageucy. shall be referred to a court of arbitration, which shall provide for the settle ment of all international dimenlties which may arise without resorting to the cruel methods of war and bloodshed. Resolved, That disputes arising between the e invite the co-operation of tin* legislatures of the different states to join us in calling the attention of their respective mem* hers of congress to the importance of speedy action oh some of the measures now before gross in reference to international Resolved. That ihe cun bilrut ion. •retary of tlie common wealth is hereby directed to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the executive of each of the stattxs of Union. Mr. Beau introduced two bills, one te in crease the salary of the superintendent of public education to $5,000, and tlie other to provide for the establishment of manual training schools by the state for tho teaching of the elementary branches of wood work, metal work, domestic economy and industrial art. The house made a special order for the bill providing for the special election at which the proposed prohibitory amendment is to U. submitted to a vote of tbe |»oople, providing for special reading on Tuesday, Feb. 30, aud Wednesday, Feb. 37. Mr. Skinner offered a resolution providing for a committee to investigate the charges made against several officials of the Western penitentiary, resolution was referred to the committee on appropriations. Mr. Marland introduced a resolution pro viding for a state dairy commissioner at annual salary of $3,500. The bill providing for the sale of tobacco, cigars aud cigarettes to boys under II« years old was negatived. Adjourned until Wednesday evening next. After some discussion the an New York Legislature. Albany, Feb. 16.— Mr, Murphy us in tin. chair and rapped the senate to order. Mr. Cantor objected to Murphy's assumption ol authority ; hot w-ords ensued and Murphy or dered Cantor to his seat. Thisi the chaplain prayed that in spite of disagreement divine power would set the senator.« in the light path. Tlie prayer was not immediately an swered, however, as the row develop'd into a I«arty affair and several Democrats aliseuted themselves, leaving tlie senate without a quorum. Mr. Husted introduced a bill in tbs house providing that no railroads shall lit built through the lands included in the forest preserve or the lands that are now oi hereafter may be placed in custody of tbs state forest commission. NEWS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. Happenings of tiller««* in Several Stale. Briefly Chronicled. John Shulmer, a rag sorter in Lang's laqier mill at Philadelphia, discovered among the rags a bottle containing white pills, which he supposed to lie candy He ate a uumls-r, ami gav e some to a companion, who chewed up three of th** pills, and fearing they poison split them out, and told Hhulmer to dc the sum**. Hhulmer ha«l already swallow«*] some, and he immediately fell to the floor, and in a few minutes he was dead. The firm of J. B. Williams, James Will jams, John Williame and Thomas Patterson, of Pittsburg, known as the Grand l*ake Coal conqiany, one of the largest Companies gag*«l in the coal business on the Ohio river, failed for over $350,000. The failure | caused principally by the loss of 140 barges ol coal in n storm near New Orleans. At tho conference between Coi. Follows, ot New York, and District Attorney Hamilton, of Haratoga, held at Albany, the third tria; of ex-Alderman MoQuade was set for the May term of Oyer and Terminer at Ballston. The trial will lie moved May 37 or June Ö. Being denied admittance to a shanty occu pied by three Italians at Pittstou, Pa., John Gray psmred coal nil on tlie shanty, and at tempted to set it on tire, when he was shot through the heart by one of the inmates. Widow Van Coutz, young aud pretty, oi Franklin, N. J., is in a call charg««! with murder. A male child was born to her, and she plunged it into a p»ii of water until it was dead. Fireman Crockett was killed ami his body thrown 500 feet away, ami Engineer Mc Gowan was fatally injured by being piimits] umier the wreck caused by tho expiliwiou oi a North Penn freight engine at Centre Val ley, Pa. Four lady passengers an l the driver of a Chester, P«., street car were injured by the car lieiug struck aud wrecked by u Baltimore aud Ohio locomotive. Dr. J. B. Taylor, physician for the Middle sex (Mass.) county jail, died of apiopiexy while attending a patient. He was 67 year old, a native of Hinsdale, N. H., and liac practiced iu Cambridge forty years. The Keeney house and tho Bronson at Pike, N. Y., were burned. Jennie Mach and her little niece. Pearl, per ished in the flames. Loss, $0,000; insurance «3,000. There was a very large attendance at tin twenty--second annual reunion of the O. A. K., deportment of Connecticut, at. Winsted. Governor Bulkley and staff arrived in the evening. Department Commander Horn, gave a review ot the work of the year, which was very satisfactory. The adjutant general', report showed a total membership of 6,731, a gain of 339 during the year. A ma») meeting of colored citizens of west ern Massachusetts was held in City hall, Springfield, to protest against the suptpression of the negro vote in the south. Resolutions were adapted protesting against the social and political oppression of the negro rare in tlie south. Letters of regret were read from President-elect Harrison, Vice President-elect Morton, Senators Hoar ami Blair and John Boyle O'Reilly. Among tlie speakers were Hon. John E. längsten, of Virginia; Hon. George W. Williams, of Worcester; Mayor Bradford and others. Thé Harvard freshmen eight oared crew has oecepAed the -babeuge of the Columbia freshmwn -'«*- Pi Iaoc tt New Loudon s>.uie time le J ca% « ( « A domestic named SENATE'S SUBSTITUTE. ! A Resolution Declaring It Un constitutional. RIGHTS OF THE HOUSE USURPED. Mr. Mills Reported the Resolution and It Mill Be Debated Tuesday—House Agrees on Instructions to the Territorial Com mittee—The Panama Bill Passed. Washington, Feb. Iß, —The house |>as.se(l the resolutions instructing the conferrecs on the territorial bill and the senate bill, en abling the president to protect United States interests in Panama. Mr. Mills reported back the Mills tariff bill, w ith senate amendment, and by direction of the speaker it was referred to the committee of tlie whole. Mr. Mills also reported the following lution, the consideration of which, he said, he would ask the house to enter upon on Tues day next: Resolved. That the substitution by the senate, under the form of an amend meut for the billot the house. No. 9,051, (the Mills bill) of another and different bill, containing a general revision of the laws imposing Import duties and intentai taxes, is In conflict with the tree intent and I«--« , pur pose of section 7, article I, of the constitution, and that said bill be returned to the senate with the respectful suggestion tliat that section vests '(i the house of representatives the sole power to originate sueli a measure. Mr. Reed (Me.) reseivcd a point of order against the resolution. Tin* spieaker said tliat. the resolution would remain upon the speaker's taliie with the point of order reserved against it. Mr. McCreary (Ky.) reported liaek the senate bill appropriating $350,000 to enable the president to protect tlie interests of tho United States in Panama, followed. Brief spree in«. The question being on ordering the bill to a third leading, Mr. Kilgore (Tex.) raised the point of no quorum. The yeas and nays were ordered, but pend ing tlie roll call the hour of 13:45 arrived, and the matter was load aside temporarily to enable the house, under the »pedal order, te consider tile resolution introducing the house con ferm« on the territorial bill as to the methods they should pursue in arriving at an agreement. The pending motion was that te tal*le the motion to reconsider the rote by which the house agreed to that portion of the resolution directing the eonferrees t< amend the bill as to provide for the admission of South Dakota under Hie Sioux Falls con stitution by proclamation of the president, without a new vote being taken on tin* question of division. By a vote of 144 to 101* the house tabled the motion. The remaining instruction relative to the admission of North Dakota. Montana au*l Washington by proclamation was agreed to without division and Hie bill again sent to conference after the adoption of tlie prelimi nary instructing clause by a vote of: Yea.«, 149; nays, 101. The house resumed the consideration of tho Panama bill. Mr. Kilgore withdrew id« point of no quo rum, aud the bill was passed. THE SENATE. 'File senate considered the Texas elections resolution and the resolutions on the death of Representative Robertson. The credentials of William D. Washburn, of Minnesota, for the term iiegiuning Mareh 4 next, were placed on tlie flies of the senate. «■ STILL MORE TARIFF BILL The house conunittee on ways and means will begin at once tho preparation of a tariff bill, with which to antagonize the internal revenue bill agreed upon by the appropriation committee. The bill will contain Hie free list of the Mills bill, it« wool sections, and the internal revenue sections of the Cowles bill. Tbe house committee on ways and means will report a tariff' bill, prepared bv Mr. Mc Millan, embracing tin* prineqial features of tlie Mill« bill and reducing the revenue about $70,009.060. The Randall bill reduces the revenue ntxmt $33,000,000. The Cowles biff for which the Randall bill is a substitute, n duces tho revenue about $33.000.000, Both the Randall bill and tbe McMillan bill will I*, reported to the house, and a lively tight is i»cted over the Randall hill, tlie members of the ways ami means committee declaring that it shall not go on the calendar if they cau prevent it. Conference rejsirts, which arc privileged, will be offered to prevent the house voting on it. It is understo*«i tliat tbe Republican« will sup|s«rt tlie Randall bill solidly and that seventy Democrats have pledged themselves to support it, and for it consideration. secure OILMAN'S COMMISSION SION ED. The president signed the commission of Norman J. Coimau to be secretary of agri culture. Secretary Cohiiau took the oath of office iu the deportment library, in the pircs ence of all the employes of the department. The oath was administered by Mr. O, M Uadow, the secretary's private secretary. AN EXTRA SESSION CERTAIN. Repniblicons iu the house say that the prac tical determination of the passage of tbe omnibus bill for the admission of the terri tories will not affect the piroMpieeLs of an extra session of the Fifty-first congre». A large number of them were interviewed yester day and they expressed the belief tlikt there would be an extra session called by President Harrison. A majority of them believe that the extra session will be held, beginning about the middle of April, while the re«t pact tliat congress will be called together iu October. <-s STEAM PRESSES WILL STAY. Mr. Hl«cock piresented to the senate the p*ort of the finance committee on the bill whose object is the substitution of hand work for steam pirusses in the bureau of engraving and printing. Tho committee makes an elab orate repsirt. the sutistance of which is that there is a saving ot more than $100,000 a year to tho government in the use of the steam presses, and that the work done by them is as good, if not better, than the work done by hand. The repen t was agreed to and the bill indefinitely p*ostpinned. « - One Taken, the Other Left. Alexandria, Minn., Feb. 16,—John Lee, the murderer, has expiated his crime upxm the scaffold. John Lee and Martin Moe, mur derers of Charles Cheline, exported to be hanged together. The governor, at tlie last moment, commuted the sentence of Moe to imprisonment tor life. M*« said nothing, but l«e seemed pleased that his aocompilice had escap*ed the gallows, Lee never faltered as the hour for the execution approached. He made no spieech on the gallows. In four min utes after the drop* fell fell Lee was dead, but it was neat-.'y twenty miisiiot before the body was cut down. Suicide of a Russian Refugee. Ole an, N. Y„ Feb. 16.-William F. Orloff, Who claimed to be a Russian nobleman, mitted suicide by shooting. He coni was 55 years of age, and a refugee from Russia. His wife was found iu an adjoining room iu a drunken sleep. Orloff's papier* show that he was a well educated man and hod held several iiu portant positon s in tua native count!*/. A PHILADELPHIA MYSTERY. An la«]ine Wife*. Disappearance i ci ],,u by That of Her Hmlxuid. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10. —Joseph Meyer, a wealthy lioot anil shoe dealer of Twelfth and Spruce streets, has disappeared without ing, owing to troubles arising from bis wife'» insanity. form of persecution of her nelghlsirs, through a delusion that in this way she win conserv ing the welfare of her religious faith. One of lier faneira was that self purification only attainable through the medicinal qualities of the w ater that flows in the gutter, and in consequence she was constantly to be seen dipping up the Liquid and drinking it. The annoyances became so great that thi neighbors finally joined in the petition thin she should !«■ removed to «mie public Institu tion for treatment. Three weeks ago a patrol wagon drove up to Mr. Meyers' door, containing Police Bur geon Andrews and his assistant. oman divined the object of the visit and managed to elude the officer by getting nut on a skylight and secreting herself until the wagon hail driven away again. Mrs. Meyer slipped oat afterwards, and re /«airing to a resilience at Ninth and Spruce 'ciqiauls a pitiful storyline was housed over night. Having been given a sumptuous breakfast the next morning she disappeared. Hite has not been seen since. It was discovered that the house hud been vacated and that Mr. Meyer had disuppearisl as mysteriously as his wife. The authorities w ill institut» an investiga The couple owmsl the liouse in which they lived, and were highly respected. >« h i Mrs. Mover's dementia took fin The street« told the turn IRON WORKERS REDUCED. Notices Posted in the ■tlrdsUoio ami Potts vlllc Works. Reading, Pa,, Feb. 10.—At Bmisboro the Brooke Iron conqiany pxisted notices in their nail works that, owing to the low prices of nails, they would be obliged te ask their em ployees to accept a reduction, liegimiing March 1. The amount was not stated. The linn has already reduced the wages of its puddlers from $3.35 to *0 per ton. A meeting of employes in some of tin* de partments of the Reading Iren works was called for this afternoon, to take action proposed reduction of the wages of puddlers from $3.50 to $11.35 |«r ton, laborers to $1 per day, and other employes 7 par cent. The works employ over 1,300 hands. Potts vii.it, Pa., Fob. I«.—Tbe 700 em ployes of the Potts ville Iron and Steel pony's Fishhook rolling mill wore notified of a reduction of from 10 to 15 jier rent, in wages, to take effect, on Monday next. The men will hold a meeting to-day to decide whether or not they will accept tbe reduc tion. ■ h h I no iolt ioallonal Quarrel About Oil. New Yoke, Fob. 1H. —Htursburg & Co., of till« city, tin* extensive exportera of jx*tro leum, have been sued by Hiemers & Co., ol Hamburg, for loss on a consignment of jietro leum, which tin* complainants allege was Ohio and not Pennsylvania oil. Besides thi claim tor loss, tlicre is a claim for alleged in jury to the reputation, of Hiemers & Co., win were «(« used by Eurepean houses of palming off an inferior product. The charge is alsc made that Htursburg Sc Co. an* aiding tin Standard Oil conqiany in marketing Ohio in stead of Pennsylvania oil. The suit is the outgrowth of a long standing dispute, which has involved the New York ami Hamburg produce exehauges in the disagreement. Much interest is taken in the ease by tbe oil trade gem rally. The produce exchange up holds Slurs burg & Co. and certifies to tin correct grade of the oiL Who Owns the Madrid ? New York. Feb. 16,—Consul Julia, of San Domingo, applied to tho dejaity collector ol I«*rt for clearance- papers for the steamer Madrid, which i> supposed to have U«*n pur cliased for Hip; «>lyti-, certilicaU*«, <«ie showing that he represented the owner of tile vessel anil the other certify ing that she was owmsl by the Dominican government. Minister Preston, of Haytl, nj* peered iu tbe collector's ofliix* at this time and I logged 1 he deputy collector not to cieai the vessel. He said the vessel was intended for Hippolyte, and it would be a violation ol law to allow her to clear. The deputy col lector declined to clear the Madrid until he had locked into the matter, and askisl both gentlemen to cull again. Collar-tor Mngonc will probably give bis decision at that time. Ho presented twe Row at a SparrlnB Exhibition. Utica. N. Y., Feb. 16.—"Chris" Watson. *>f Syracuse, and "Con" Tobin, of Troy, met at Rome last night iu a sparring match with soft gloves. Tobin stripipied at iso and Wat son at 160. Both men were in gtssl condition and the tight opened »vagely. At tlie opien ing of the third round Tobin knocked Watson down, claiming tliat lie had bitten him. The crowd rushed on to the stage and a general melee was imminent. There was great citenieut anil a number of earnest blows exchanged. 'Die police interfered and cleared the bail after some difficulty. Tobin ami Watson appear to lie very "sore" on each other, and if they had been allowed would doubtless bave made the match a tight to a finish. *-x *>■ « - Jennie Englebreeht's Wound. Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 16.—Jennie Kngle brocht is still alive at tlie buspiitai, lint tier condition bas not iuqiroved at all. She may linger for some days, but her wound is mortal. Hhe is p erfectly rational and can talk, but cannot swallow. Hugo Roger, the lover of Jennie Englebrecht, called at tho Elizalieth hospital last night to see her. The young man was visibly affected when led to the bedside, owl rciiwined there nearly an hour. He came away weeping, and beggtxl the doctors to give him some hop« tliat she would recover. There is no change la the girl's condition. The hospiitul pihyacians still think site at tempfled suicide, but she pwrslsts tliat tin shooting was accidental. Killed by "Christian Srtrnr«." Buffalo, Feb. 16.—A shocking case of "Christian science" was reported, awl beautiful woman was taken witli puerpe ral convulsions. She was about to become a mother. Her case grew so serious that a pro fessional Christian healer was called in by the sufferer's family, who believed in that sort of thing. Not until the patient was dying for lack of propwr treatment was u physician called upiou. Then it was tor* late. The physician, Dr. Ingraham, said it was a lift thrown away, as he could undoubtedly have saved the woman if called in when the vuisions first came on. A young con Tlie Fast Train a Sucre»*. San Francisco, Feb. 16. —Beginning yes terday, the Golden Gate sp*ecia! will carry pouches for Chicago and New York, thi mail on its weekly trip making the time tc Chicago eighty hours and to New York US hours. Southern Pacific officials expect tc shortly pot on a second vestihuled tram, mak ing a semi-wetfciy tram, anti on unity a daily. FORTIFYING A FORGERY. Attaches of The Times Testify Against Parnell. COST OF THE FAMOUS LETTERS. Solicitor Somrioh Sayn Mr. I'unieU's Writ lug Varie» Considerably, A et He lle llevi All the Lotten — IIuh1«n»»h Manager McDonald*» Story. London, Fell. Mi.—Mr. Parnell was present at the session of the Parnell commission. Mr. Sonna», solicitor for The Times, in his cross examination, otfiTed in evidence u schedule of all the signatures of Mr. Parnell, that he posse*-«»!, He said that Mr. Parnell's wi lting valued considerably, and pirodm-nl a letter In which Mr. Parnell's name wtis w-rltten in six different ways. presiding Justice Hannen ordered that the letter lie |ihet<>grap>lm<l. witness denied that he liaii beard tliat Plgott and t he league clerk ho interview,«! in Ire land had a grievance against Parnell Pigott, lie said, hail made a statutory declaration that Solicitor Lewis had offered him £1,000 if ho would swear Huit he had forged the let ters said to have lieen uell. The Times paid Pigottouly £40 or £50. The witness had Pigott watched, and traced him into the company of Mr. Iziluiuchore. He paid Houston, secretary of tile Irish Loyal aud Patriotic union, altogether £.'1,000. Upon redirect examination, Mr. said tliat no bargain was nindo when the let ter were tlrst brought to The Times, genuineness was to bo tested before any puy ment was made. Mr. Hoames said Pigott told him of interviews he hod had witli Solici ter Lewis and Mr. 1 «ils sichere. The latter sent Pigott several ten pound notes. One of these note* was forwarded to Ireland mid there* re directed to London. Continuing, the •ritten by Mr, Par Soane-« i n. ii Witness produced a copy of tlie letter which necomp*aniod it. It had never occurred to witness to ask Pigott how he had aequired tho lettera. Neither had he ask««l Houston. Pigott showed witinws u letter from Solicitor Lewis accusing him (Pigott) of having admitted that he forged the letters, and Ills reply, whereupon witness required that the statutory declaration tie made, in which Pikett detailed all the munications between himself ami Solicitor Lewi.«, including the offer of £1,008 by Mr. Lewis, on behalf of Mr. Labouchere, if he would swear tliat. lie bad forged the letters. This statement caused a sensation in the court room. Continuing, Mr. Soames said that Pigott did not tell him of the correspond ence he hud hail with Archbishop Walsh, of Dublin, regarding tin* luttera, beard of Ibis *'orre«|iondeni-e until lie hrard it mentioned in court. Beside Mr. Ingalls, Mr. Huantes said, The Times engaged Messrs. Birch and Ellis as experts, promised Pigott sixpence, but knew that Pigott had asked Houston for £.*,000 on the ground tliat it would he Impossible for him to live in Dublin after giving evidence for The Times, anil that lie wanted to make provision for himself, could nut listen to such a suggestion, but that he (Pigutli might rest satisfit»! that The Times would never see him ruined through his honestly testifying te all he knew. Mr. Soames said that a man calling himself Wilson wrote to him offering to give infor mation. He recognised the writing as tliat of a man named O'Brien, who w saiy from Egan to Labouchere. furnish information was simply a "plant." Alter that he hail O'Brien watched. At. Mr. Labouchere's instance O'Brien . He had never He ha*I never some Witness told him lie as an emis The offer to was sent to Dublin to see l*igotl. In Dublin O'Brien as sumed the name of Hinelair. The man fol lowing O'Brien traced him to Labouchere'« and Pigott'» house«, and then traced Pigott, Solicitor Lewi» and Mr. Parnell to Izibou chere's resilience. The witness knew O'Brien as a man who wus known in America Robertson. It was Roliertsou Detective Moser w ith letters which had since been admitted to be forgeries. Kirby paid £350 to go to America and pnsaire from Hhuridau the original Parnell letter, a fax- siiuile of which was published in The Times. Mr. Hurlburt saw this letter. Mr. Macdonald, manager of The Times, de posed that in October, Is««, he got Hie Par uell and six Egan lettera. Ho stipulated that their authenticity muet Is* P-sUd before the payment of the price which Houston «aid in; gave for them. When the other letters those of O'Kelly and Davitt—were tested In* paid Houston £1,780, the exact ho deluded *• ;«■ sum repre sented as expended hi gaining psissession of the letter«, Houston declining pa-rsonal numeral ion. Witness was convinced that the lettera were genuine, and he thought that before the second reading of the crimen biff would be a titling time to show to the coun try tlie character of the men making them selves prominent in Irish affairs. IV Young Women'* Christian tssovUllon. NewrCRO, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The second nual convention of Ihe Young Women's Christian Association of tile the state of New York convened in tlie Trinity Methodist Episi-opial chui-cb, this city, last night. From 5 to 7 o'clock there was a reecptlon tendered tlie delegate« al the rooms of tin* local brutcb, which was largely attended. The exercise« at the church consisted of a song awl praise meeting, followed by an opiening address by Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall, D. D., of Bn «.li ly n, on " The Work; Its Aim» und It« En couragements." Rev. W. K. Hall, D. D., of Newburg, followed w ith an address of wel come, and he in turn by Rev. Arthur Jones, of the Bupitist church. Advocating a * umied Goods Trust. Chic AIK), Febu 16. —The commodious veution hall iu the Hherniuu house rang w ith shouts of approval when E. H. Judge, of Bal timore, recommended that the Western Pack ers' Canned Goods association form a trust. Mr. Judge is the editor of The Baltimore Trade, a papier devoted to the corn canning industry. He talked tor a half hour at the meeting of the association yesterday, but never mentioned tbe word "trust," although he outlined a pdan for an ironclad combina tion iu the trade. The convention finally odopited a resolution leaving the question of over production to lie decided by each packer individually. . ,11 Alger Flatly Denies. Detroit, Feb. Hi.—Gen. Alger being shown the dispatch attributing to him a state ment that he had written Gen. Sherman de manding an explicit avowal or disavowal of certain remarks attributed to Hhcrmon de rogatory to him, sail; "There is nothing in it. It is made out of whole cloth, made such a statement 1 never thought of doing such a thing. I never wrote such a thing. I never wrote to Sherman on any sub ject whatever in my life." A New Driver Assaulted. New York, Feb, 16. —Mark Flanagan, a new driver on the Fourth avenue road, who resides at No. 153 Bleecker street, white re turning from the car stables last night, was attacked by three men, who beat anil kicked him almost to ui«ensihiitty and then made | good tlieu- escape. I never BRUTAL BURGLARS. They Ileal snd »lag Aged Couple, and Kansaeked the lloiiHe In Vain. Reading, Pa, Feb. Id.—Near liowo»*» Sta tion aa ago! farmer, his wife and bind man wei terribly maltreated by masked burglara. John ...ms i, 7,1 years of age anil his wife 77. They live comfortably and have several thou sand dollar« at interest. In the morning almut 1 o'd'H'i. Mr. Hails was startled by a crash at the (rout door, and the next mo ment hi* tail ehaudier, on the tlrst floor, was invaded by tour uiuske.1 burglars, who held revolvers t > the Hods of himself and wife and demanded all the motley lu the house. Haas protested 1 1 i.yi he kept no money in the house, that all Ins loose change would !»■ found in his trousers at the foot of the lust. One of tlui men examined the garment and found $1. With brutal oaths the robbers threatened le burn the building ami its occu pants. Mrs. Haa«, in her fright, jumped out of bed, when she was seised, kicked, choked and Raten. The robticra tore up the sheets, bound tile aged couple and gagged them. Leaving one nmu In charge mid another having the hind man in custody, two p*rocet*d**d to ran sack the dwelling. They rip;««! up feather beds, scattered the routent» upon the flisir, fore up the embêta and fireplaces, up»*et •urniture, anil even removad picture* from the walls In their fruitless search for hidden wealth. In a bureau they found $0, and in an old chest a silver watch and double bar reled shotgun. These articles with some linen »inst ituted all the plunder obtained. A fund has bent raised as a reward for the ar rest of the thieves. Neck ami Ni*rk In West Virginia. i 'il a ulkst« ix, W. Va., Feb. Hi There was great excitement in the joint assembly yester day In taking a vote for senator, when Presi dent Carr,, of the 'iiale, iinnounrud iq«m tin* flour of tbe house that he would from now on cast Ids vote for Gen. Golf for United State« senator. Mr. Kirk, who 1ms east his votes heretofore tor some Union Lahorite, also de clared himself for Goff from now Uorr, the other Union LaU.rite, cast his vote for Senator Kenn», and will remain with him hereafter. Kcnim. W. T. Ire, f. on. Mr. Doit still refuses tu vote for 'The ballot: («off, 43; Kenna, 43; Whole number of vote« cast, $5; necessary to a choice, 4M. The election of United States senator now hangs on Don-, who Is a Democrat, but who is bitter against Kenna. National Ann n Tennis tNMOcial inn. New \ mut, Feb. lù —The National lawn Tennis associât ion hekl its annual meeting at tile Hoffman house last night. Forty-aae chd*s were represented. No inqiortaiit changes were made iu tile amateur rales. The ladW single and double elinnipionshi]» w«ve awarded to Philadelpliiu. The time of the championship doubles was changed to tins* prior to the single championships, the time to Is* suieetnl by the executive commit tee, The championship singles were assigned to Newport for tho coming season anil the doubles to Staten Island. Joseph F. Clark, of Philadelphia, was elected president; Ii. W. Htocum, Jr., of Brooklyn, vice pi-reident; illimn G. Hall, of New York, «ecretiu*y and Howard A. Taylor, of New York, treas urer. some Imprisoned ullil Whipped. Toronto, Feb. Ilk—John W'ilbai,convicted of on attempt to outrage a 5-year-old child, wa« sentemvii to twenty-two month's iinprie onment, with tlie additional punishment of fifty lashes on the hare I sick. He received instalment of the latter punishment yesterday at the hands of a stalwart warden of the Central prison. Twenty-five laslien were ail ministered, and after the flogging a (sirtion of Wilton's buck, about a foot hi width, downward, from the shoulders, presented tho app-mam-e .if an underdone bis-fsteak. Wil ton is an American, 35 years of age, and serfs that lie is innocent of the crime for w inch he is being punished. Brief ami to Ike Point. Nkw York, Feb, 1*1.—Daniel J. Moore, assistant appraiser of the sugar and damage allowance bureaus hi the appraiser's store«, was removed by President Cleveland. The president's letter was identical with tlie letter sent to Hlurgis, formerly of the tobacco bureau. "You are hereby removed," was all that wa« said. Moore was a Tammany man, and was ap|K*inted by tlie president in 1NS5, but when the report of the treasury agents ooneernhig alleged discriminations and incoin petcncy in tho sugar division wore forwarded to Washington Tammany refused to lift its linger to save Moore from dismissal. «î* Amtdicr Arnuigfil. Milwaukee, Feb. 16.—Billy Myers and his alleged backer, Alf Kennedy, arrived in this city last evening from Htreatin'. Myers say» he is averse to fighting any more in publie, as recent expcriem-es in this line were any thing hut satisfactory, but state« that lie will tight McAuliffe in a pirivato room, with from five to ten men present. Kennedy wired Roche, McAuliffe'« hacker, them conditions, and at a later hour received cepting. It apips-ara that a meeting between tlie two famous light weight« is au event of the near future. an answer ae Ain©ri<'j ItUhopM to th© rop©. Nr.w York, Feb. 16.— The Catholic News has received from Rome the copy of a letter addressed on Jan. 13 to th» pxipw by the bish op* of the United States, and signed on their lelialf by Cardinal Gibbons. The letter de plores the treatment of the holy father by his enemies; deelaivs that while he, the head, suffers all mendiera of the religious body suf fer; exhorts him to be courageous aud to member the pirupthecies of the psalmist, that the laird will scatter his enemies; awl cluses with an appeal for his apiostolic blessing. Disciplining the Uuzers. Easton, Pa., Feb. sophomores have joined the ranks of the exiles, and the remainder of tbe Lafayette College hazera are trembling in their boots. Fifteen liave thus far been suspiended. It is i-eportad that the faculty will su«p«-nd every one of the men who signed the papier admitting that they participated in the hazing of freshmen and demanding the recall of those first suspieuded. No Celebration in 1R1F4. Washington, Feb. 16.—The joint commit tee of the bouse awl senate on the celebration of tlie discovery of America, props*«*«i to lie held in 1893, hekl a ineetftig and piraotically determined to report adversely on the bill. IV 10. —Several more States treasury, died at 4 o'clock yesterday Ballot Reform in Rhode Island. Providence, Feb. 16.—Tho ballot reform I*ill came up* in the house yesterday, and Messrs. Barney and Pcarve, of tlie conunittee n porting it, argued in its favor. No one op* pnsed it The hill will come up for a vote on ïv»*day. _ Death of Secretary Fairobild's Father. Oazbnovia, n. Y., Feb. 16.—Sidney T. Fairchild, aged about 77 years, father of Charles S. Fairchild, secretary of the United afternoon. WINDOW HAS GONE WEST. He Is Expected to Bring Back a Portfolio. SUMMONED BY GEN. HARRISON. Lively .Speculation h» liuliunapollH— |(«p. rcwcnUltfveii of th«» Amcrtiau sivip,»i„ tt (lie I'reitldfnt-Elisrt. l.cagac fall Other Cabinet fiossip. New Vohk, Fell. 10,—Ex-United State* Senator William Windom, formerly of Minne * «ta, lint now of Wail street, left the Bucking ham lintel yesterday and went west by the Pennsylvania rand. Ho has been summoned to confer with Ueu. Harrison at Indianapolis. He informed his friends tliat he would is» buckln New York on Monday next, and if lie done not then have tile treasury portfolio under his arm its alwenee will surprise thorns friends, anil wilt only bo sonio extraordinary occurrence in Indiana polis. Indianapolis, Feb. 1«.- Windom stock ha» taken a sudden rise, and many of the ■counted tor by IplM ula tiv© |M)liticiaiiN him* conn* to tho coin-lusmi» that tlie two chief sueretaries of the Garfield administration will have » chance to serve out their interrupted terms under Gen. Har rison. Tlie reason for this sudden confidence, after so many doubts ami uncertainties about tlie disposal of the treasury, was the re ceipt of two or three telegrams freut New York announcing that tlie ex-senator Gum Minnesota had started on a journey to Indianapolis on an invitation from tlie presi deill-eleet. Tld» statement, though firmed here, gave weight to the talk tliat Mr. Windom would surely lie made tho next ret ary of the treasury, and some l«-ts wer» made in the* hotel corridors that the treasury quest ion was at lost definitely decided bi bin favor. an.. m *«• Htill there were other political perts who were sure tliat tbe treasury would go to onotlter western man. The most liipmrtant callers from a distant» were Andrew Wheeler, of Philadelphia; Otsirge A. Kelly, of Pittsburg, aud ex-Con gr. «.sinon Ii Ü. Money, of Mississippi. They came as a *« munit tee from the America» Shipping and Industrial league, which held its third annual convention recently in Wash ington. They brought a set of engrossed resolutions passed by the convention for pivscutotion te Gen. Harrison. The National Shipping league is a nou-|«urtisan ex orgamxa tiou, formod te promote tho develop ment of tie merchant United Hint*«« marine of the and te increase tha efficiency of tho navy, and tho resolu tions of tho convention sum up at length Um cause« tliat have driven tho American Hag from the seas, and urge the president-elect to recommend to congre*« such measures ss will tend to revile American shipping. The ton nage anil naval reserve bills now liefere gris» are heertlly indorsed, and the giving of subsidies to American steamers to carry American nisils te all («rts of the world suggested. The committee wont up to Gen. Harrison's bouse aud luui a short but satis factory Interview. "We knew," «aid Mr. Wheeler afterward, ''that tlie is'osidout-eleel's record was sound on tlie question of developing this country'» •hipping interests. Al! we wanted was to stir him up a little and get him to give attention to the subject in his inaugural ad dress. Weexjwct some inq«H tant shipping legislation from the nest congress, and a relerenee te the pressing need of a merchant marine by the président at the outset of his administration will Is* highly encouraging," The cabinet is complete, and Ueu. Harrison bus caused it to be so understood through Private Heere tery HaifoiiL The president elect w ill not himself announce the cabinet, Ur, Halford says, until the 5th of Mardi, out after the 30th of this month, and in all likeli hood sooner, tin* restriction of silence w hich has been inqxsssl on the chosen onus», u> bn removed. Ml .. - h,., A Water Trust in Mexico. El Paso, lex., Feb. 16.—C. H, Green, man ager of tlie 3,000.000 acre hacienda ile istro in Chihuahua, recently **« ..rod by aa Eng lish syndicate, has arrived here on his way to England. Green lias secured from the Mexi can government the exclusive right to bore artesian well« in the slates of Durango, Chi huahua and Coahufla, ami Is going home to get eapiital to push the enterprise, mining district« are in the states named, which can lie developed with water, cans ami other foreigners, as well a Vast Ameri natives. who liave valuable claim«, will protest to the Mexican government against such a mono poly. To Otebrale Washing! '* Birthday. Morristown, N. J., Fob. 16.—Wa«hmg ton's birthday will be celebrated by the Wash ington association of New Jersey at tho head quarters of the association here. A national salute will be tired from tlie association'» monument on old Fort Nonsense at half |«st 1 p. in, and at half past 3 o'clock a meeting will la held at the headquarters, at which papiers will be nail by Edmund D. Halsey, on "The Continental Army in Morris County the Year» 1770-80," and by Ailjt. Ueu. W. H. Stryker, on "Home Hketeues of New Jersey Revolutionary Patriots " A collation will h> heM after the tiring ol the «ulute. 111 lie Robbed HI« Employers, Chicago, Feb. Ill— William H. Worth, tlie receiving clerk in the jewelry department of Montgomery, Ward Sc Co., lia« boon airesteik awl looked up at tbe Armory. He lia* tor a long tune been robbing his employers of watches aud pawning tliem. He made a full uoutessiou when charged with the thefts. Coded His Kurt lily Troubles. Chicago, Feb. 16.—Julius Garter, a young; nan residing with his father in a suburb ol tht« eity, white iu a tit of despondency, ap proached tho Northwestern railroad tracks, whore ears were being switched, and lying down, pilaced his neck on the rail iu trout of a moving train. His head wa* completely severed from hl« body. - Minister I'ht*)]** Dined. New York, Feb. Wi— Cornelius Vanderbilt entertained Minister Fheip*s at dinner last evening. Among the thirty guests were Hon. Levi F. Morton, Chauncey it. Depew, Abrau» 8. Hewitt, E. F. Shepard, M'iliiaiu Astor and. Mr. Van Rensselaer and their wives. Eighteen Years lor Sneak Thieving. New York, Feb. 16.—Henry Hardy, th» bank sneak thief, was arraigned iu court aud pileadod guilty to assault ami grand larceny. He wa« sentenced to state prison for eignteen yoara'und six months, IVe "0" Road Said to Have Signed. Boston, Feb. Hi.—It I« announced that th* Chicago, Burlington aud (Jiiincy railroad bo» signed the president's agreement. YVeather Indications. Fair a»J warmer; variable winds, becoming easterly.