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THK WEAT1IKK. t or W Virginia: Li*bt to fresh southerly wiuds. vhiftiox to weaterly. colder, followed by warmer, fair weather. ^ For Western PeouajrlvanU: Light 10 fresh westerly wind», slightly colder. fair weather, ex cept occuico&l light wow on the lakes. Ths River «ad Harbor Committee in making up in appropriations, has dealt liberally with West Virginia. Although all is not granted that is asked, substantial appropriations tor oar waterways are pro posed. Au improved system of iulaud navigation will be one of the elements of West Virginia's coming boom. The tight among the Republicans of Rhode Island maintains its lnnd hue. The Journal has withdrawn its scratched ticket temporarily and the straight out Republi cans Lave retire«! tor repairs. There is no sun of a compromise, however, and the Demx-rats are getting ready to carry the State. M. Tirard's ministry seems bent on making a popular ulol of General Bov I.ANUIR. It the blatant warrior were let pev^r«ly alone tor a few months, he would drop into obscurity so deep that only the eonnd of OAltRiKi.'s trumpet would awaken him. Illinois, Iowa and other Western and Northern States are struyKling with heavy tstorms of sleet, enveloping everything in a thick, icy coat. West Virginians, who are enjoying balmy spring bre*ze*, can sjinpathi/e v\ith the flooded, sleety, bliz zirdy West. ♦ - ■ Tub operators at.d employer of the coke region, ha\ lug just recovered from one g re;», strike, are preparing to indulge in auother. Strikes are expensive luxuries, and so both sides will probably tind out W bie the light is ou many weeks. Klt'HKX the French people have millions to throw away, or their contidence io M. Ok I.ks>ki*s aiuouuts to infatuation. Over dO,OtM),tXK> francs have b*en subscribed by uew dupes, for the completion of the Panama Canal scheme. Ykstbkday Judge Boyd granted Van i> Bakkk, convicted of murdering Ira wife and mother-in-law, a new trial. Re peated acts of misconduct by members of the jury were tbe ground upon which the dec is i >n was rendered. —♦ Tke legal quibble on which M. WlLäoX escapes puuishment for his share in the decoratiou scandals amounts to a co a teed on of gult. It was a very bad case of son-1 iu law for the old French President. Congressman Eemkntsoi t, of Penn sylvania, is the latest convert to tarifi re form ideas. Mr. Ermkxtroit has heard the demand of the people tor tax reduction and acts accordingly. The Democratic County Committee loi lows the good old Democratic plan in the method, it suggests, of selecting delegates to the general convention. The nearer the people the better. Inhabitants of the upper Missouri valley are living in hourly expectation of a great tlood wheu the ice goes out It is a comfort to live in a laud of hills in such da; s as thrse. RfcW Henry Satikrlkk who declined the call to he Assistant Bishop of Ohio, is no exception to the ministerial rale. There can he uo doabt of the sincerity of such an action. , T.VSCOXT »aicidcd Suuday near St. Paul, aud is cow hiding in the monntaios of the lacific Coast. Ihe Honorable Mr. Tas i oti ;s a ver j enterprising individual. ' C 'Nc.ke-sm vn Mills' condition was not so favorable jeeterday. The tariff bill will not be reported to the House notil be ia able to take hi* seat. Both Hoases of Congress have pa sed a hill appropriating for the payment of the funeral expeuses of the late Chie* Justice Waite. The Washington har haa appointed a committee to adopt appropriate resolution* in honor of the late Chief Justice WAIT* Tue Knights of Pythia* bave institued a new grend lodge in Pennsylvania. «OKERS STRIKE Aguluftt the K*<liu'tlon anil the Vurnaces are ItankeU. YocxgsTûwn, O, March 2t>.—The em ployes of the Brier Hill Iron and Coal company struck this morning against the I redaction in wag*?, and the furnaces were banked at once by order of General Man ager Hotter. The tornace at Girard, owned by the Girard Iron company, was also hanked to- ' dav. At «brother furnaces the men are still at work, but are liable to come oct | with the »-xceptiou of Andrews & Hitch cock, at Ifohhard, where the employes have not Iwen not-'fied of any redaction. A meeting ot furnace owners and :epre seutativvs of the employes will be held here to morrow. K NIHHT-S OK l'ÏTHIAS. A New (imu<l Inttltuteil la Penn sylvania. Cin< r.vsari, O., March 'X.—'The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Knightiof Pythias having been declared dissolved by Supreme Chancellor Howard Douglass for insubor dination, Messrs. I.s tues B. Brayton, of Khode Inland, aud Waller B. Richie, of Ohio, were sent by the Supreme Chancellor to Pennsylvania as Supreme Representa tives and "penal depnties to organize a new grand lodg*. To da y a tele*ram was re ceived from Lancaster stating that the Loyal Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania bad duly organiz-*] there with a large represen tation. To this Grand Lodg* the large number of subordinate Iodide* throughout j the State which have declared their ad- ; hesion to the aathority of the Supreme Chane« !lor as against that of the Stete Grand Lod*e in opposition will make their reports. Tnere are over 150 «ach lodges. F«jjf*itjr-Joycm light Pi PrrTSBt Ho, March 38.—'The prise tight bet > e< n Jack Fogurty and John Joyce, »which was to have taken place within on« hundred miles of Pittsburg, to-day, has been postponed until April 7th, ouaccout of the serious illness of Joyce's sister. Kv Kit y day is a little life, and our wi life is bot a day repeated. 'Tis not best to ■offer pain for even one little day, when one application of Warner's Log Cabin Ex tract will drive it quick away, better for external or intend application A m ml Granted Vau B. Baker by Judge Boyd, Yesterday. FÜLL TEXT OP THE DECISION. Probable Change of Venue to this County. SCENES iND INCIDENTS OF THE Dil. Van B. Baker is to gi t » new trial. The motion made by bis counsel to thia effect was decided affirmatively by Judge Boyd, at New Cumberland yesterday morning, and tbe prisoner is thereby given another chance before tbe law, with a considerably enhanced advantage to himself by reason of new and material evidence to Ni ad duced. The deci&ûn reaihtd by Jo.Ige Boyd, while distastefal to many of ths people of^Huncock coanty, was upheld in every particular by the large number of attorneys present at the Hancock Conrt House, yesterday, and after the adjourn ment of Court, amid the harsh criticism * of those who hare clamored for Baker's life ever sinoe the terrible double tragedy, there could be beard many words of com meudation tor the Judge upon tbe bench, who lud the courage to make a righteous decision in the face of a marked and treelv e\pr»a<ed public opiuiou unfavorable to the prisoner. It should bo borne in miud that the de cision made by Judge Boyd, yesterday, doe« not touch the merits of the case at all. It has no bearing whatever'on Baker's guilt or innocence. The decision rests entirely upou technical point« lying with out the boundaries of the prisoner's con nection with the double murder at the Cove, and cannot affect the final result ex cept as affording the defense an oppor tunity to introduce the new evidence late ly put at their command. THK I'RISOXER was taken from the jail in this city a few minute« after T o'clock in the morning by Deputy Sheriff Campbell, of Hancock, and es;ort(d to the Pew iky train at tho foot of Eleventh street. He was neatly dretued in a cutaway coat, check trowsere and dicer bat, and woreasilk mutiler about his ucck. His far overcoat was thrown over his shoulders, and faatened in front by a sin gle button, and his hands, fastened to gether by hand-cnff-i, were encased in kid glove« ot a dark shade. His looks have altered but little since his confinement in the jail here, and he seemed thoroughly self-satisfied and at his ease. Entering the smokiug car of the train, he cordially greeted the representative of the Reiustki:, accepting a morning paper, and was soon deeply interested its columns. The news paper man, Col. W. W. Arnett, of the prisoner's eoou.se 1, and tho deputy sheriff lighted cigars, not offering a weed to Baker, who had given up smoking two months ago. The prisoner sniffed the to bacco for a time, and then, the tempta tion proving too much for him, he asked for a rfg*r, with a laugh at not bc-iug able to bold oat. No circum stance of moment occurred until Wells burg was reached. There a crowd of sixty or seventy-five people wore awaiting ine arrival of the train, in the hope of catching a glimpse of the prisoner. As the engiue came to a stop THS MINI ATl'RK MOB swarm jd on board the cars, anil ascerlain iztiC the one occupied by Baker, were soon cr^'hpg the aisle aud stariog at hiia with al XRKir eyes. The scrutiny of kM pïop'.e di'I not please B »ker, and ha g tve veut to hi« objections in a way which called forth a low-voioed caution from his counsel. As the train p-issed Holliday's Cove there was a great rash on the part of the passengers to obtain a glimpse of th* house where j the doubie murder was committed, and Baker »trained his neck along with the 1 rest, keeping the little cottage in sight as | long as possible. There was a tremendous crowd about the | depot at New Cnmblerland when the train pulled in shortly after nine o'clock, but there was no manifestation of any sort oa the part of the crowd beyoud a pardonable J et^erness to see the familiar figure of the | c.mvicted man. He was hurried from the cars and taken directly to the Court House, whither the crowd followed as fast as pos sible. AT THK COIRT HOl'SK. Baker entered the Court room at 9:50 o'clock, in the custody of Deputy Sheriff Campbell, and took his seat at the table to the left of the Court. About him were grouped his counsel, Messrs. J. M. Cook, of Stenbeuville, J. R Braddock. of Wells barg, John M. Donohoe, of Fairview, and Col. W. W. Araett, of tbis city. W. 1). Moore of Pittsburg, ulso of counsel for the prisoner, was not present. He missed a train at Steubenville aud had to lie over. Of the attornevs for the State, Prosecuting At»rney W. J. H n Hand James G. Marshall we« present. Ex Gov. John A. Hutchin son, of Parkershurg, and Mr. McSweeney wer» absent. Near Biker, and between him and the Jadge's bench, sat Baker's two sons, William and Marcellus, deeply inteasted spe tators of what was going on. Court was convened immediately after taker had taken his seat, and busi ness «as commenced After unking orders in thl causes of RUston v. Rdston and Hood ». Grimes, Judge Bovd siid: THK DECISION. "The next matter to b« disposed of is the motion l»r a new trial in the case of the State v. Van B. Baker. I shall read from uo hook^ gentlemen, lvc tu>e I presume, by reasi* of the very full aud exhaustive argumen* of counsel, made at the last term of Ctart, all are familiar with the laws of West Vi-ginia upon the subject. These argtmenb occupied several days, and the pointa atiasna were very thorough ly discussed. 1 lave simply made a few memoranda is re'areni.« to certain points made by touosel f«r the defense as to why the motion for a o*w trial should prevail. Tb« defendant's c<unsel have assigne»! seventeen pointa ai to why a uew trial should be granted. I will pan over most of them, and will take to tha allegations of misconduct on the pa# of 'jie jnry, for the reason that on this ^re nd greater stress was laid by connsol th»i on *<>y of the others, aud tesnstuin w^halarm am<\agt I at testimony was taker i , |Ui "The rescuing upon which **** lotor »re based us «oubtlew thai be"7^ oppor is empanneM, the defendant kjJLold make tunity of toting oat that b* Çj^aelect»00 lueb exami«Lion, and iua*' t ÄOod faitb before thej ry w swora;> 2«tbecbaaf« îrirawïSs?® in 8won), it it) under the control of the Court, which has POWKB TO Pl'NISH jurors for any misconduct, nod thus keep them free Irom any outside influence. And if the Court fail« to do to, the law requires the verdict to be net aside, unless the State can show that no iiy notice has been done the defendant "Tested by these rules, what should be tbs decision of the Court in reterence to the conduct of juror Spire;? The evidence disclose* that at rax different time« and places, within from fifteen to twenty-five days before he was sworn as a juror in this case, he declared that the prisoner ought to be lynched ; that he was guilty and would be convicted, and that he would bet $50 that he would be convicted, and other expressions of a like character, applying at the same time very haish, disgraceful and opprobious epithets to him. When sworn on his voir dire, he stated that he had not formed or expressed any opinion. After his attention had been called to these matters, he did not deny them, but simply said he did not recollect. If any of this evidence had been brought to the attention of the Court before he was sworn, he would have been told to stand aside. No fair-minded man would say that he was Fir TO SIT A3 A Jt'SOE in the trial of the prisoner. '"But before I am permitted to set aside the verdict on account of these expressions of opioion on the paK of the juror, I must be satisfied that his mind was biased or prejudiced against the prisoner, or that these expression« indicated a 'fixed and decided' opinion, and that this state of mind existed at the time he was sworn in as a juror. It seems wonderful to me that any man ofst-nse could express himself so strongly, to so many different persons, so ol ten, and such a short time betöre he was caHed to serv* as a juror, and yet forget it Certainly a man with sncli a memory—if it be true that be had forgotten his repeated declarations of the guilt of the prisoner, would l>e totally unlit to carry in his mind the vast amount of evidence, or any mater ial part of it, adduced at the trial. "It is difficult to discover what is pass ing in the mind of another person. 'There is no art to find the mind's construction in the face/ hence we resort to th« sayings and conduct of the party under investiga tion. The Court then referred to the affidavits of Dnfi'y, Barr, Battenburg, McCoy, Smith, Atkins, Itavidson, Martin, and others, as to the expressions of juror Spivey before he was chosen upon the jury, the evidence showing that Spivey had repeatedly ex pressed bis conviction that the prisoner was guilty; that be onght to be hung; that he ought to be lynched; that he would be willing to HKIJ" LYNCH HIM, etc Proceeding, the Court said:— "Now, if I am compellfd to express an opinion from this evidence as to the state of Spivey's mind on the ijuestiou of the guilt of the prisoner at the time he was sworn as a juror, that opinion wonld be that Spivey could not have forgotten, when on his voir dire, that he had formed or ex pressed an opinion. A man might forget that he had formed or expressed aa opin ion ou oue, or even two occasions, espe cially after some time had elapsed; but here the opinion is expressed at six differ ent times, at six different place*»; and with in fifteen to thirty days of his »election as a juror. This opinion was a decided opin ion, expressed in emphatic if not in revolt ing language. How eau I hold that Spivey was not biased or prejudiced, or that the prisoner has not suffered injustice by rea son of his presence on the jury? It may or may not lie true, as the prisoner swears, that Spivey said to him he wonld do him no harm if he got ou the jury. Certainly, as the result shows, be has done the pris oner no barm; but he has done the State harm, and he has done the administration of j nstice hirm. "But if I have made a mistake as to the condition of Spivey'b feelings toward the prisouer at the time he was chosen as a juror, it seenis to me clear that the evi dence discloses a.jTîrTshcfe as waiW WGciile the prisoner to A NEW TBIAL. riers, again, ma juror »pivev figures as tbe chief actor. George D. Foreman at(1 Jasper Bradley, respectable and upright citizens of th:« county, and, judging from the mauaer in which their evidence wan given, by no means disposed to tavor the prisoner, both testily to seeing Spivcy sit ting on a bench in front of McNeill's res taurant, talking to one Bolton, and that no officer was in sight. The officer, Camp bell, says that he sat at the eud of the table, from eight to ten feet from the door ot the restaurant. Spivey, the juror, states that he usually finished his break fast first, and went to the front door aud sat on tbe steps fftl the otherd tiuished. Spivey admits that be talked to Bolton, but not about the rase. The de position of Bolton is not taken. This is a stronger case of separation than the case of Woruiley, 8 Grat tan, 71'2. In that case three persona talked with tbe jury for abont tire minâtes in the absence of the SheriO, bat all of them testified that there was no conversation abont the case. The Court set jfc-ide the verdict, because such conduct tended to impair the pnrity of the trial by jury in criminal cases. The verdict in the case of liobinsou, 20 W. Va , 714, was set aside under au exactly similar stat** of tacts. except that in the Robinson case the affidavit« of the jurors were made betöre those ot Hassel!, who deposed to the separation at the water closet, while in the present case the affidavit of Spivey is made subsequent to that of Bradley and Fore mau. ' 'Oa another occasion Spivey was seen by Mr. S G. Smith to leave the restauraut and go into McNeill's store, a distance of tiiirty-tive or forty feet. While the joror, Spivey, was in the store, the officer having tbe jury in charge, was eating his break fast in tbe restaurant. It Is true SPIVEY DENIES THIS. It is true that McNeill says that Spivey was not in the store by himself, but Mc Neill further testidfs that a boy attended to tbe store in his absence, and Lhe deposition of this boy is not taken. Again the juror, Spivey, is teen near the court house talking to a itranger at a distance of tit teen feet from the officer. All this evidence is in perfect k-cord with information furnished me by he Sheriff and his deputies—or by some >f them—during the trial, that they had lo difficulty with any of the jurors, except >pivey, who would not obey orders, but vould go off from tbe other jurors; and hat he was drinking liqnor, bnt that tbey lid not know how he obtained it. oh Fourth Page. 1 Importaut Coke Meeting, Pittsbuku, March 26.—Tbe coke ope ator* will hold a meeting to-morrow that rsmiaea to be tbe most important for uonths. An effort is to be made to harmouize all f the conflicting interests and put the elling priee of coke. If this fails another reak in the make! is feared. chle«cu C*l>te H—il Im Operation. Chicago, Mardi St.—Tbe north side ( u abl» system wai pifci* operation at eleven t] 'clock to-da». Several trains of oara a tartea from tbe works at tbe Lour arrang d for tbV&trmal opemint; and proceeded to tl > boulh «flk ^ b SitBjIiSil taken (• Columbus. Vul'KfGarixiWK^ 0.>^arcb 36.- Ebenezerj tnyard, tbe mnrderer is taken to tbe is morning by Ehe riff Walked ecntioa, which take* place before »on April 13tb. • —•— r SalvatioiOil is guaranteed to effect aewte all rheumatic and neuralgic affections, to Chineee eat rice off «harp-pointed sticks, ex it ttke Dr. Boll's Cough 9yrnp naturally, pr RIVER IMPROVEMENT. THE APPROPRIATIONS PR0P06ÏI» IN TUB KIYfcK AND HARBOR BILL The Total Over f19,000,000—Liber» 1 Allowances for 1 West Virginia Improvements—The Big and Little Kanawha, Big Sandy and Monongahela Appropriations, Special Tettgnm to the Register.' Washington, March 26—10 30 p. M — Tbe River and Harbor Committee to-day completed its labors and will report to the House a bill providing for an expenditure of $19,432,783.17. The committee hope to make adequate provision so that no river and Harbor bill will not be required in tbe short session of next year, or if one is found necessary it need not be a general measure but only for the purpose of pro viding for contingencies not covered in tbe present bill. The appropriation for t hp Ohio are not o^ly fairly reasonable, but better than the average. Tile re is a general item for the improvement of the Ohio river ap propriating £450,000. Special applications of a part of this are directed by the bill, of which $35,00o is to be expended on the bir at the monlh of the Lirking River, oppo site Cincinnati, $75,000 for building an ice harbor at Portsmout and $25,(>00 tor im provements at the month ef the Big Hocking. There is an item of $00,000 for the com pletion of tbe ice harltor at Marietta. The committee provides for an expenditure ol $150,000 ou improvements at the falls of the Ohio at Louisville aud $150,000 at In diana Chute. The upper tributaries have also been taken care of. Congressman Snyder should receive the thanks of his State for securing to W. Va. a very generous portion of the aggregate amouut. The Great Kanawha is al lowed $300,000. The Big Sandy $31,000 the Elk riv^r $1,500, the Bnckhanuon $1,500, iho Guyandotte $1,000, and the Little Kanawha $25,000. The Monon gahela liver will receive $3,500 for main taining the preeent improvements. A further provision is made authorizing the Secretary of War to seiure by purchase or condemnation one lock of the seriee now owned aud operated by the Monongahela Navigation Company. The amount to be allowed for this purpose will be determined upon reports to lie made by the Chief of Engineers. It is contemplated that by making a similar provision each year the private improvements on the Monongnbela will eventually pass into the bauds ol the government and l>o operated by the Secre tary of War frte of toll. Sixt<eu thousaud dollars is appropriated for the repair and improvement of the Da vis Hand dam. The Allegheny river gets a general appropriation of $25,000, and $35,(tOO for the dam now being built at Herr's Island. The maiutainance of snag boats on the < >hio river, heretofore provid ed for by tbe River and Harlior Commit tee is not included iu this bill, the inten tion being to have come in ou the regular annua) bill knowu as the Sundry Civil Ap propriation Bill. WASHINGTON BAR Takes Appropriate Action in Honor of the Dead Chief Justice. Washington*, March iti—About forty prominent members of the bar of the Su preme Court assembled in the Court room at 11 o'clock this morning, pursuant to call. Senator Evarts was called to the chair, and Clerk McKenny was made Secretary. Senator Evarts paid: Fkibnds and Brhmhrkn or the Bar: Wc are called together upon the aùiictivo occasion of the death of the Chief Justice qöfThe U in our respect for bin position and liimse!?,' for the attendance of the bar at the funeral and for the appointment of a committee to prepare suitable resolutions commemora tive of his character, his virtues and his great servrce«, to be presented at some fu ture meeting of the bar.'' Senator Evarts asked the pleasure ot the meeting, and Assistant Attorney General Maury offered the following resolution, Vilich was adopted: "Bewtced, That the bar of the Supreme Court assemble in the ciurt room of the said court at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday, the 08th day of March, and proceed from there in a body to the hal 1 of the House of Rep resentatives to attend the funeral services of the Inte Chief Justice." Upon motion of Attorney General Gar land th<* chair was authorized to appoint a committee of seven to prepare resolutions in ieference to the death and the life, character and services of the Chief Justice, tobe presented at a future meeting to be called by the chair. The chairman named as the committee the Attorney General. Messrs. Edmunds and Vest, of the Senate; Mts-rs. Culberson and Ezra B. Taylor, ol the Houte of Representatives, and Messrs. Shellabarger and Ashton, of the District bar. The meeting then adjourned. SENATE WORK. Petiiionsjind Memorial« Present nil-Other Business Transacted. Washington, March20.—In the Senat to day, among the petitions and memoriis presented and referred, was several firm the Iowa Patrons of Husbandry, aakng that agricultural prodtîcts be equally >ro tected with manufactured articles; hat foreign immigration he restricted so JSto keep out all paupers and criminals and that United States Senators be elec-d by a direct vote of the people. Also pen ions for the protection of wool and voolen goods. Mr. Allison introduced » .ill ap propriating $T>,000 to defray the far ral ex penses of the late Chief Justice of the Su preme Court. Passed. Mr. Riddleberger called up hi resolu tion for the consideration of tie fishery treaty in open session. Mr. Sherman thought the Foreign Relations Jommittr-e would so recommend. After discussion the resolution went over wftout action, and the Senate took up Holta bill au Lhoriztng the purchase of (iorernment bonds with the surplus. Mr. Plnmb offered an amendment in the form of a new secti® requiring the Secretary of the Trtnsnr whenever the circulation of a National bank is surren dered to issue treasury q^!es to an equal amount. The amendment wad lain on the table; yew 23, nays 22. After an eiecntive season the Senate adjourned. • H0USB PROCEEDINGS. Kt-ji.luüons In Hon«» of the Late Chief Justice Walt«. Washington, March 26 — In tho House today, Mr. tiroavernor, of Ohio, offered the followiog resolutions, which were adopte* Rr*olv*d, Tiurt the funeral services of the U*e ChiefJtu«^, Waite be held in the hall of the House of r^"»»«Montativea on, I Wednesday, March 28th, in®«, •*. OÂj-Ç o'clock noon, under the arrangement of the Supreme Court, and that when the House adjourn on the 27th iust it shall be until 11:30 a. in. March 28. Retoirtd, That the Clerk of tb* House ^Mrtify Uie Senate and the Supreme Court Hug reeo-'ation. fw,\»Niy °f Mr. of New York, knt> hi» wö|£^ *»'^"^15.000 » p?oY«e the faneral expenses of the CWe5^ of ^ Su" jreme Court. MILLS SLIGHTLY WORSE. The Bill Will Not B« K*|x>rted Until H< Recover*. Washington, March 26.—Kepresenta ti* e Mills' condition is not quite so favor able this morning. His boo mid to a rep resentative of the press: "Father Is quite weak this morning, although we are not at all aoxtans. The physician assures us that there is no fever and consequent!y no fear of pnenmonia. r his muggy, rainy weather is against his immediate recovery, and the chances are that be will not leave the hoase before the end of the week." The tariff bill will Dot be reported to the House nntil Mr. Mills resume* his seat. At noon to-day the condition of Chair man Mills was regarded by his physician as rather more unfavorable than at any time since be wm taken ill. He has been extremely restless from the beginning of his illness and dnring last night he did not close bis eyes in sleep. His fever has re turned to a slight degree and he is very weak. He it nnable to sit np even long enough to have his bed arranged, lie seems wholly unable to keep his mind from hii| committee work and often talks of it wjfcsn apparently unconscious of tbe presence of others At about 11:45, Dr. Sowers, his physician, called and prtsorib ep a narcotic, sinçe which time he basslept soundly and with apparent restfulness. PACKERS INDIGNANT At Bartle's Tentlioouy About the Manufac ture of Retlned l.ard. Washington, D. C., March 26.—Carl Dreier, of Chicago, was cross examined be fore tLe llouso Committee on Agriculture this morning in regard to the manufacture of refined lard, but nothing of importance was elicited. Mr. Wilson inquiied whether the business of refiners would be injured if they were required to put upon their lard a label, staling that it was cotnponud lard ami giving the ingredients of which it was composed. The witness replied that it would bo a disadvantage to the refiners if it was a matter of legislation and compulsion to attach such a label. It would carry a sort of inference that something wrong had been done, and iua general way such a rtquirement would l>e a disadvantage to the refiners, and it would be a slur upon the business. The chairman laid before the committee the lollowing telegram, which was placed on tiie, from G. H. Webster, of the Ann of Armour & Co , to W. W. Dudley, oi'couo »1 for that firm: "Chicago, March -„'S, 1S88. 'To W. W. Dudley: "Papers here have sensational reports to-day, stating that Hartle testified that iiseased hogs were cut and need in pack ing houses. This injures all pork paekers ?qually with lard, and cinnot be either proven or jnstifled. We authorize von to K) inform Mr. Hatch in our behalf. I can not go to Washington, but your reply to Kimball's attorney is opprovt-d. Packers ndigcant and may take action to-morrow. [Signed], "G. H. Wkbstkr." KRMEXTROUT'S POSITION. CkUui«il that Ho Will Vote for the Mill, BIU. Washington, March 2«.-There i «reat satisfaction in the ranks of the tarif reformers over the convention of Mr. Er mentront. He has given assurances U them with® the last week that he wil vote for the Mills bill. He dots not wanl Älpu;®n th®fr-e Iwt and has not prom ised that he will not vote for an amend ment °f the wool schednle, hnt they now count certainly on his vote for the bill whether it is amended or not. It is only 0f bnt Jt nnexpfcw vote, the vote of a Pennsylvania, a vof« *5® very centre of Mr iuindall h old guard, and the moral efleel or It 1« counted mncligreater than achanjr. °f ""ui pro°" — Reuator Sawyer uuyi XhM (,oM Washington, March 26.-Senator Saw y er has closed his bargain for the «old mini ,_di*X)Vere'1 ohont fifteen mllei îJ* ftDd is Paring U, blurt a ton a aronnd his property. He has taker ont with crude machinery abont SUO pennv weights of refined gold thus far. " A SECOND ^CONFESSION. lu"B| St*n '"'P'lc.t.i HI. F.th.1 In (h< Mt si«ei)|f«T Murder. A( or sTA, Mk , March 26.- Charles F Stain, wio gave the information that led to the irrest of the murderers of Cashier B.irron, of the Baxter Bank, made a fnll con tesson yesterday, in which he impli cated lis lather and Oliver Cnjuwcll jn the jjj-rr mnrder, committed in Norfolk, C HARLESTON NEWS. J Miner KUlrd—Arnsted For I'erlnrv. Sp^uU Ttiegram to the Regirtcr. Chablmton, W. V., March 28.-.Tames xarrell, who was employed at the Great vanawha colliery, at Mount Carbon, was lulled last Friday by a piece of sharp pointed slate which projected from a wail »1 the mine. He was employed in ban - ing ooal care, and was thrown against the n who D,,«red Wae vouchers a (Irtim against the Government for the apport of his aged father, was arrlj«? *nd examined belore the United States ^aUol blu je was lodged in jail until the next seasinn ►f the United States Court °D fA\ GOULD AND MBS. HOPKINS. low »h. <3rest |.rorr„, . „Q mai»'» Enrulty. NïW York, March 26.-The Sun «ays bat the woman referred to By J.y (;oald " interview is Mrs. hT wH°Pk,0fl. '«to President 0f| he Missouri Pdcifi'* tu. r* I iï'aT «"«"i i Zt nb™„ Z| TOMd of ù&Mitj od tbf p„t„r Cbo, 1 ned With a Bride. pecial migrant to the RfgiMer PAEKttSBrUG, W. VA., March 26.-1 -harles Dagan, of Allegheny City, Pa. is ranted h*e. He has been living here nn er the n me of Charle« Davis, bnt to dav s se&s? » ™~£' «ft aSä Tbe"h< lia 8i»<ToiJ ThermnÜi ** bini • «en raan~i Ju ?. a,re 831(1 to liave Nothing IJke IU m Every diy swells the volume of proof that s a specify for all blood distale«, nothing quale Dig Pierce's Golden Medical Dia Pf®7* *emembcr, this w an old eetab khed rem<^_ a record! .It has been reighed in tebalanw and found luliilling nirMn%iWr hrtM mm many t^5^anda af case* with flattering il Pur xhroat. and Laai tfoables <>*-<«, i^oSS!"; y*v*\xM, fsfriI Headache aed aH-disor ■re Mlnuvg from impoverished blood, !*? Î8 °>tbing like Dr. Piene'« Golden ledical f)^coverv.._wori(j.reaownej ^ ier growing jn ^TOrj ■ A SMART DETECTIVE CREATES A FLURRY OF EXCITEMENT AT FARKERSBl'Rti. He Thisks He Discovers & New Goutcrfeit Nou and Cancels a Great Many Fires—The Bills Declared Geaume by Govern ment Eliminer*. Special TtUprctm to IM R aitler. PaksJCRSnrw«, W. Va . March 06 — This city has been in a flurry of excitement in bahio«« circles to-day over the appear ance of Daniel McSweeney, a rnembsr of the government detective agency of the Sixth district He came here this morning, and went to the different banks, and asked to Bee their silver certificates. At the Second National bank he endeavored to convince the cashicr that a certain class of fire dollar silver certificates were counter feit. He said the adjoining counties to thi»were flooded with the bills. He tried in vari ou» ways to convince the cashier that his bills were bogus, bat he conld not see it, except in one respect, that the al leged counterfeit was in the margin about one-sixteenth of an inch shorter than the alleutd genuine bills. Alter failing to convince the cashier he asserted his authority auii attempted to cancel a lot of the bills, wbicb the cashier refused to let him do. From this bank he weut to others and in one canceled quite a number of these bills. He notified the various places of bnsine*?, public build ings, etc , that the bills were counterfeit, and business was stopped to sse bow many were on hands. Some of the banks refused to receîve deposits of the bills of this character and for a time there was a good deal of excitemeut Groups collected on the streets and com pared notes. After a day of this excite ment this government officer received a telegram from Washington saying that the bills wore genuine in every respect. This telegram was in reply to a bundle of these bills sent to Washington last night for ex amination. Tonight it is learned that patties at Harrisrille, Ritchie county, were arrested for trying to pass the bills. The denoue mfut of the nffair has left the government officer in had standing here, and to night he is either laughed at or sworn at by everybody. He left soon after he got his Washington information. ■ — OHIO L.KUISLATUKK. The Hipper Bill Made the Order for To-day. The Columhu» (Election. Speeiul Tileffram to the Register. Com M BUS, 0., March 26.—Both House« met this afternoon. Thoro were not a 1 sufficient number in either branch to pass general measures. The Kipper bill is made the special order for to-morrow at 3 p. m. A desperate efiort will be made to pane it. It recognizes the municipal gov- 1 ernment of this city and places the direc- , tion of local affairs almost wholly in the | power of the Governor. Senator Huffman I introduced a joint resolution creating a • committee to sit after the adjournment of | the regular session to consider Amendments to the constitution and report their recom- 1 mendations to the adjourned aeeslon in January, 1889. The spring election will be excited l>e yond precedent. The tally sheet business ' is made a factor. A TRRRIHLK OUTHAGE. A Voting Ulrl llrutally AMUitted by Three Mer. Charleston, W. Va., March 2«.—New« baa just reached here of a terrible outrage perpetrated on the person of a young girl abont thirteen years of age who resides on the waters of Tapper's Creek, about twenty miles from this city. A man named Craig and two oth ers*tfdbK-.n*mt8 we have been unable lo learn overtoof ^êr atm.uiC '™nj any house and tying her to a tret: comptfift™ her to submit to their brutal desires. Ik wna some time before plie wan discovered and she is now in a very (lancerons condition, the attending physician, Dr. Mars, having de spaired of saving her life. The name of the girl is unknown. Stie gave the names of her assailants, all of whom were well known in the neighborhood. A party is in pursuit, and if they are fouud it is un derstood that they will meet with speedy justice at the hands of their captors. The Rhode Island Fight. Providbnck, K. I., March 2t>.—A brief truce has been called between the warring Republican factions. The Journtü has temporarily taken in its scratched ticket Seuator A Id rich labored several hours with the managers of the bolting party organ. The best he conld do was to secure the temporary withdrawal of the ticket from the paper, pending negotiations. II Lap ham should step down and ont the paper wonld give its full support to the ticket, if au acceptable ruh.n were substituted. Marietta'* Centenn al Arrangement*. Marietta, O , March Üö.—The arrange ments for the Centennial on theTtb of April are abont completed. The State Historical Society will have a meeting on the evening of the tith, at which addrea es will be made by several prominent speak ers. Amcng those expected is General Wager Swayne. The principal address on the 7tb will l»e made by Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts. M»jor Jewett Polmer has charge of the arrangements *pd to him all communications should be addressed. Counterfeit- In Circulation. ' Sfucial leugram to ihf Kroitter. H ARB 18VI LI.*, W. Va , March 26 -A nnmber of five dollar counterfeit silver certificates issued of 18b6 are supposed to be in circulation here. A detective was here lately and made the arrest, but the party showed up innocent and was released Everybody is on the lookout for bogus bills. ^ 1 Swept by a Torn »do. Kansas City, March 26.—Word has| just been received of the almost entire de struction of the town of Xinnescah, Ring man county, Kans., Saturday evening, at 7.;», by a tornado. Two churches, fly« stores and fifteen dwelling were torn to pieces, and the flying timbers killed three persons and maimed seventeen others. C»rrl|M Interview Denied. Nkw Yobk, March 36 —Archbishop | Corrigan and Vicar General Prwton deny the trnth of the alleged interview printed yesterday in the World, with regard to Dr. Gljnn, Henry George and the Knights of Labor. _ CONDENSED TELEGRAM 4. Bert Edmunds, of Phillipsburg, Pa., wm found dead in his room. He bad shot him self. The Union com pom tors of Erie, Pa t have struck tor pay for plates used in ad advertising. Their places are filled in both office«. Gen. Lester B. Faulkner, of Daoavilla, N. Y., baa bees arrested charged with cer tifying to a false financial statement of a National bank. The oyster polios boat, Gov. Hamilton, had a battle with a fleet of oyster pirates. Over two hundrsd shots wen fired. Mrs. Partington and her son Ike,it is said, both um Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup for colds. Every traveling man sbovld take with him a bottle of Salvation Oil. Price only 25 eta. RIOTERS ARRESTED. American and Huiftrltnt Fighting at the XtjrBwtl M '.ne*. Special Tdtyram to Ute Rtgul-r. St. Ci.airsvili.k, O., March 36.—For Some time there has baeo trouble at the Maynard coal mines, this county, between the Americana and Hungarian«, and last Saturday night the trouble broke ont fresh and a jonng riot indulged in, aeveral being hnrton both sides. This afternoon the Hungarians again put on their war paint and threatened to born the town and kill all tbe Americana. A telegram for assist ance. reached this place at 3 o'clock, and Marshal U. W. Doyle with a posas left for tbe seat of war, and on arriving there fonnd the town in ja fever of excitement, the Hungarians having taken possrssion of tbe same. Seven of the ringleaders were plsced under arrest and brought to tbe county jail at this place, where they will have to answer to the charge of noting. The trouble i< likely to break out again at a moment's notice, but the Americans have armed themselves snd are determined to protect their live« and property. BLAINKITES SCARED. Tb« Laader« See Power Slipping from Their Oraap. Phii.adki.ph11, March 36.—Tbe Tmrt will publish to-morrow the following dis patch from Waabington: "It is evident that tbe Blaine leaders are trat h alarmed and confuted. With Blaine confessedly stronger than any other dozen competitors with the of the party, they see clear nigns of the Blaine leaders losing their power to control the nomina at Chicago. Allison, the leader of the Blaine forces in the West, hat started in tbe race with a good send-oft from Iowa, but there is no visible eign of couccutra tion on him as the residuary legatee of Blaine, and Sherman's adnnratde manipu lation of bis old treasury departments in the South threatens to make him strong! enough to control the nomination against Blaine's friends, if he cannot command it for himself. "It is this alarming and confused condi tion of things that called Charles F.uiory ■>mith, of Philadelghia, and Chairman B. F Jonas, of Pittahurg, to the Capital, last week, to coufer with Fbelps and otber de voted Blaine followers They see Cameron inietly grasping the Blaine scepter in Pennsylvania, Hiscock is making a general nnddle in New Vork, and with Sherman icooping tbe South, the Blaine managers ire flying the signal of distress. They see that something must be done, and that is why Phelps, Jones, Smith and others have seen in long and earnest conferences during he last week. "While the deliberations of the friends >f Blaine have been guarded as carefully is possible against publicity, it is not gen ially understood that they are likely to nake » final rally for Blaine at Chicago, as ;be only way to prevent the control of the >arty from pawing from them. "It is expected that Blaine will he on he ocean, on his way home, when the onvention meets, and there is no douht .hat it is the present purpose of his friends <0 have the nomination ready to band to lim wlyn he lands! It is the only way hat the power of Blaine over the party an be maintained, and the control of the >arty, even in defeat, is more important to Maine's followers than success outside of heir leadership." STRIKE SITUATION. General Conference of the Striker«—The Ko ad at Work. Chicago, March 2(1.—Delegates from the local switchmen'« and brskemea's unions on »11 of the divisions of the Bur lington are arriving inthecitjr, and by to-night all the grievance committees will be represented. To-morrow there will be a meeting par ticipated in by the grievance committee« of engineers, firemen, switchmen and brakcratn on the "Q" system. This meet ing will decide npon a general plan ol action. One of the delegate« from Denver saia to * reporter that the brakemsn woo Id Hrnwn into Um strike. Tb» certainly t*. v^mril grievances western brakenien hav»'*l(k^iVprinclp*l to bring before the meeting^ApMpi^ one being that they are in constantdaaflM from accident through incompetent en* 1 gineer«. The delegate referred to «aid that ander no circumstances wonld the brake-1 men consent to do switching for the com pany in place of Iheatrikers. A dispatch from Ualesburg, Ilia., says: Th< yardmaster of the Burlington here, William O'Sbea, frankly admit« that | there is some justice in the chief com plaint« of the striking switchmen that switch engine« here are manned in some instance« by incompetent men, and that the switchmen are therefore in greater da iger than before. He says, however, that it is tha intention of the officiel*, a« soon aa the circninstance« permit, to pat on their engine« thoroughly competent men. The switchmen have been atsnred of this. IT WAS POLITIC AU The K«solution Regarding the Mills Bill Detested by the Trade* Aeeemblr A Keuihtkb reporter met a member of the Trade« Assembly, ye«torday, and asked him jnst why the resolution dia favoiing the Mill« tariff bill aa a whole, prawn ted by (Jjrfleld Assembly of cigar makers, to the Trade« Aanernbly, Hunday, for ratification wm rejected, and only the section referring to the Lax on cigar« and tobacco adopted. "Well; said he, the section referring to the abolishment of the entire internal Kevenne bj h te m was defeated becaoae it carried with it the abolition of tba tax on whisky and other liqnoni and that wa« really not intended, by Garfield Aaaembly. Bnt in regard to that section opposing the Mill« tariff Mil as a whole, it was de feated by the Trades Assembly solely be cause it was too much in the natnre of a political measure, and the Trades A trem bly did not desire to handle anything of that kind, as was shown by the majority of the delegates who took part in the dia cossion and by the vote that defeated it. And another tbi ig is, that that resolution didn't receive very great favor among the delegates. A morning paper tried to make the people believe that the resolution wm aot a political measure, bnt that is all bosh, of course. Anyone can see what the resolution meant.'' KILLKD BY A FALL. Mr». Kehteea M*e«ay, of PowhMao, Ohio, KmIi I» Mudden Death. Yesterday Mrs. Rebecca Mansay, wife of Frederick Maway, of Powhatan, Ohio, met with a sudden and rather singnlar death. 8he was waking in the garden surrounding the residence, when she slipped and fell to the ground with great force, knocking her senseless. Members of the family who saw the accident immediately went to her assistance, and she waeeacrisd into the hones, when attempts were made to revive her, bat all in rain. A physician was summoned, and npon examination it wsa found that her skull 11 had received a had fractare and that death J i had ensued almost instantly. Wh» tfaef i spot where she fell was waalael it wa« discovered that her head had attack on a rock, which caoeed the fracture and death. Waju* cb's Log Cabin Saraaparilla Rsam-i 1 lates the Regulator. Beet blood purifier. I Largest bottle in the markst Manufac tured by proprietors of Wazssr*« flafcOnis fold by all BOULANGER GU1LTÏ. THE COURT OP 1NQCIRT FINDS AGAINST THK UBNERAL à J try Short Dtfaw - Tfc» CakiMl Oonndtnn^ iL« Cut - Otbtr Ftfwj» Niw»—Ootchss I» trodoew Iii Badrst—Wfl.«on Ksctpi PatishoMBi. Paris, March JÖ.- Tlie hearing Ufore the Court of Inquiry, la the can of Gen. Boulanger, *u held to-day. Coonsel for Gen. Boa langer occupied bot ton minute« ia stating the defence. Gen. Bonlnnger then departed for the residence of M. Laguerre Tb« Ooort aJ forwards gave it* judgment, bat the nature of the decision will not be divulgad until after it baa been submit Ud to President Car Dot It ia reported that (be Ooort dtv.ded against Gen. Boulanger. The Cabinet will discuss the decision. A crowd «hieb had gathered cheered Gen. Boulanger when he departed from the court rooui on his way to the boose of M. laguerre. A London Tribute to the Chief Justice. Ixjnoon, March 'Jrt.—The 7W« thinks that l'reeideut Cleveland will not easily tind a successor to Chief Justice Wait« wboahall be rqually entitled to rv*pr«t. "Jnstice Waite's judgments were alwajH marked by good senne, aud be worthily succeeded a line ol jnd^f* of whom Amer ica may well In- proud.'* Tb« Fupc'i \ lew» Mlarepreeeateil. Lond in, March *20.—A dispatch from Homo 'o the /toi/y Xrtc* Hays: The l'ope is displeased bemuse ol the misrepresent ion of bis Tiews on the Irish question. TU.« mintatetueuts that have l>een cinuhud have greatly increased the diflicnlty of hi* work of conciliating Knglaod and Ireland. Muaojf for I>e Lmmi», Paris, March'26.—M. I)e I^nsep.i writts to the financial correspondents of the Pan ama Canal Company that htel.'Xk; new ob ligations bava been subscribed for placing titty tuition' francs in the bands of the com pan v. He regards this as satisfactory, but anthorixrs the correspondents to con* tinue to receive subscriptions. He hopes that Parliament will authorixe the issue of a lottery loan. Had Feature« of Oovcben'e HIM. Lonim>n, March SM.—Mr. Goacben's Conversion bill will undoubtedly become I law with the ultimate effect ol greatly weakei.iug the Conservative parly. Al ready the small Investors have taken the klarm, but their proteata, though energet ic, are nnconcerted, and tbe lack of oru*n> ixation will render thairopposition of little ivail. (•oMbitn Ulrodur«! the Budget. London, March 80.—Mr. Ooacbec, the chancellor of tbe exchequer, introduced tbe budget in the House of Oommone this evening. The House was crowded. Mr. Joschen said that the local government bill gave a special sntereet to the prenent budget. The total expenditure for the entrent year had been 87,427,000 pounds, showing a saving of 4!£t,000 pounds on the budget estimate and 0] *2,000 pounds over the prandlng year. Tbe rev •nue also presented a satisfactory arc .unt. rhu total was 89,689,000 pound«, being 1,454,000 more than the estimate. DECLINES A BISHOPRIC. K«otor RatUrlM Hay« II« Caur.nt Ac! ss AmIiImI BUhop of Ohio. New Yobk, Much26.—The K«v. Henry Y. Hstterlee, rector of Calvary Episcopal Charcb, Fourth »tenue »ud Twenty-first ntreet, has declined the call to be Am'i tant Bishop of Ohio, fur the reasons MaU-d in the following lettar, which i* addressed to the Itev. E. H. Atwill, Chairman of the Committee of Notification, and • dat*<1 March 24: ''It vw with unfeigned amprise and deep feeling of my own un worthiness that I received a week ago, the great call U> the offloe of Assistant Biahopol Ohio, and my of the divins character and that call, echoed an it was "**fn^^v<»ce of all who repre by tn» MMl1W*t4^n.nfl| my aoliei aent the (neoew, baa tr, » tude regard ng the character oTnTy-iilj^. 4 apanaa. "After eight days of prayerful, earnest and constant thought, during which 1 have conscientiously striven to keep my miud free from every kind of hiaa and to seek aolely under Divine guidance the pathway of duty, I have been lad to the very plain conviction that I must stand by my pres ent and incomplet« work in tbis crty. I therefore respectfully and moat gratefully hag to decline the honor conferred upon me by tba diocese of Ohio." The Tilden Will Conteet. New Yobk. March 26.—Mr. Joseph II. Cboate made the argument for tba contest ant, Colonel OeorgoH. Tilden, In bis suit to break the Tilden trust, tbts morning. Judge liftwrence derided that Mr. Cboate must submit his brief to Mr. Carter, April 18, and Mr. Carter is to bave two weeks to answer the brief. Judge Liwrence Inti mated that it would take six weeks for hin to give a decision. Turolt la I he Monatalaa. M i n n ka ffll.M, March 'X —The Jomr naf * Winnipeg special uys Arrivals from Harriaon, Hot Hprings, 40 mil«* from the 1'acific coast, on the Canadian Pacific fitate, that Taaoott was there for a day, when ha hired an Indian to raooe him down the Harriaon liver, and it is supposed he is in hiding some where in the moan tains. - NATUBm HIOHWAT. Dotage«! Boats and Waatisn AUag the Ohio. Tba marks an the landing laH evening indicated 10 teat 10 Inchea and staUanary. The Andaa arrived jeaterday from Cin cinnati, and will leave for Cincinnati this aftaraoon at 3 o'clock. The Courier will leave for Parkers borg this morning at 11 o'clock, and the Bach elor for Pittsbvg at 8 o'clock. Tba marka from above yesterday wer«: Oil City, 3 feat 9 inches and stationary, raining; Parker, 4 feet 8 inchea and rising, raining; Browne villa, 6 feat 3 incbaa and falling, rainy: Lock No. 4, tf fast 8 inchea and falling, clear; Greeneboro, 12 feat and falling, clear. List evening's CkrukU-Tdtfrapk says: There are prospecte of another rise in the rivers, as a result of lsat night's raina The Market street narks still register 7 feet 3 incbes, ana tba indira It en» are that there will ba a lioatlng «tage for Borstal lays. Soversl tows west ont to-day,* ind nearly all of the coal that w» Isadsd In the different pool« has been sent lb« Ohio. It has been um ot the ——■ intraaafal mas the apaialara «vor had. Emptiea are arriving to day r which gfrw promise of plenty of work for tba misera. if loaAüaJBreochitfct i *11 \xj Bcott's Enal uwicat rfDKmo IBXTpBw i iraaody of «ha y fehUitjinOhUdiea. ■ WB1