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St < Louis Bankers , Mer
chants and Manufacturers
Think of it ,
"How it Effects Various Indus
"Bankers and Tobacco Men
Satisfied Druggist's
'Bugar Reflnen and Match Moan <
faotnren Indifferent.
- . Louis ' .
--3t. I'oit-DltpatcU.
The tariff revenue bill that passed
congress Saturday and ia now a law
contains provisions that affoot almost
every industry and branch of trade In
the country. -ascertain the effect
of the most prominent features of the
bill , and particularly those that relate
to this soQtloDPost Dispatch reporters
were seat out thla morning , and the
result of their researches is given in
the following interviews :
cashier of the Bank of Commerce ,
said :
"My understanding la that the tax
on deposits and on capital are re.
pealea , but that the tax on circulation
la not. That is only my opinion , however -
over , and It is no bettor than that of
anybody nlao. "
"But the stamps on bank chocks are
done away with ? '
"That does not affect the banks.
They did not pay that ; the depositors
did. Yon will have to wait until I
got further Information before I can
tell you any thing about the bill. "
Mr. J&s. O. Butler , of Jas. G. But
ler & Go. , said the manufacturers ,
jobbers and tobacco dealers of this
country could not help being pleased
with the new law.
"It is the best thing of the kind , "
said Mr. Butler , "that has ever been
adopted. It lifts a burden of at least
420,000,000 from th worklngmen of
the country , for they are the great
consumers of tobacco. The tax col
lected on tobacco for the last fiscal
year , at sixteen cents per pound ,
amounted to $10,000,000 , one-half of
which , at the reduction to eight cents
per pound , will be saved to the con
sumer , and this conanmer ia the per
son who can least stand a burdensome
tax. Take a man getting $100 , or
even § 50 a month. Ho'will smoke
clgaro , because ho can afford to do ao.
But go to the laborer on a aectlon oi
railroad or the mau working on the
levee and you will find him every time
with a piece of tobacco in his pocket.
The manufacturer ia only the agant of
the government to collect the tax from
this class of consumers , to whom the
relief will be a great blessing. The
tobacco interests of St. Louis , manu
facturer , jobber and jdealer alike " ,
amounting in all to more than $15 , '
000,000 annually , are thoroughlj
pleased with the reduction , and w <
have only one objection to urge
against the bill , and that Is the 'fre <
leaf clause , which allows the farmei
or producer to sell his tobacco ir
quantities not exceeding $100 t <
whomsoever ho pleases , thereby plao
Ing him in direct competition With thi
manufacturer. Tobacco for chowlnf
must bo submitted to a certaic
process , but for smoking very littli
treatment is required , and it may bi
purchased right from the field. The ;
can dry it under a stove an'd rub 1
with their hands or through a sieve ai
they have been in the habit of dolnj
heretofore , in violation of the revenut
law. Under the old law a produce )
was compelled to sell his product to i
licensed dealer , and could not dlsposi
of it otherwise , under penalty of heav ;
fine and imprisonment.
"With the exception of thla clause , '
said Mr. Butler , "the bill has beei
passed just as it was recommended b ;
the National Tobacco Association , and
such being the case , the tobacco trad
of the country cannot but be satisfiei
with everything in it except the ob
noxious provisions. A uniform to :
was first fixed in 1875 , when twent ;
cents a pound was levied on all kind
of tabasco. Previous to that the ta
Tvas 32 cents on chewing and 16 cent
on smoking tobacco. In 1877 Gran
and Sherman , while nobody was glv
ing the subjact any attention , atol
over to the Capitol one night , and
because they wore abort in certain a ;
proprtations , had the tax put up to 2
cents. In 18T9 it was reduced to 1C
and now May 1st we will have it i
Dealers having tobacco to.tho value c
over $10 on hand that day , In ni
brokonfaotory packageswill bo allowe
a rebate of eight cents for every poun
by the ( government , The manner <
putting the law into effect BO as I
prevent fraud has not yet been dote
mined , but I suppose that Comml
sloner Raum will appoint special agen
and adopt some sohomo for brandtn '
inspected packages whereby , after tl
agents have visited one dealer tl
goods cannot be carted off to anothi
dealer's place In the style they as
the banks sometimes affect by borroi
ing each other's cash after the inapc
tor has counted it , and making it i
, double duty or even greater duty
they think the thing will work.
the druggist , was called upon to asci
tain the possible effect of the abc
tlon of tax on patent medicines , pi
fumery , etc.
"The abolition of the tax on pttc
medicines Is a good thing for t
" said "but :
manufacturers , ho ,
nobody else. It will not cut down 1
prloa to the consumer a cent. Noltl
will it benefit retail dealers It it
good thing for the manufacturers on
Is the tax pn perfumery taken off ! "
"Yes , I believe It is. "
"That will benefit-tho coniuin
considerably. For instance , on ]
bin's extract , which la imported ,
had ta open the caiea and put on
stamps. The niw law will save t
inconvenience , and will somewhat re
duce the prlcB. But the patent medi
cine part of it will amount to nothing
ao far oa the consumer or the retail
dealer ( is concerned. "
said : "This taking off the tax on pat
ent medicines is a beautiful thing for
about thirteen largo manufacturers
and for nobody else. Tnko Dr. Mc-
Laan , for instance. At a rough guess
I should aay that the passage of thla
bill la worth to him at least $25,000
per annum In his business. It Is
equally beneficial to about a dozen
other manufacturers of patent taodl-
clnos. When you como to buy your
box of liver pills or your bottle of
cherry pectoral , you will not find it
reduced , yon may bo sure. Congress
had a general idea that taxes must bo
out down , and they did so wildly.
The action in thla cose of patent medi
cines is a prouf of this. Thla was a tax
which was a burden on nobody , and
which at the same time helped greatly
towards paying the Interest on the na
tional debt. Now It is abolished and
about thirteen men are benefited. "
UK. 11CC1H L. FOX ,
president of the Tredegar iron com
pany , of Tennessee , gave the reporter
authority to say for him that ho was
well plowed with the tariff bill.
"Ita effect , " said Mr. Fox. "will bo
to reduce prices of iron one-half cent
per pound , and American manufac
turers will bo able ta compete with
foreign producers more on an equality
than heretofore. The bill will also , in
my opinion , bring about a remodeling
of the labor question. "
"In what way ? "
"I will toll you. Heretofore the
price of labor to the Iron manufac
turer has boon altogether too high.
For Instance , in England a 'roller' in
an Iron mill earns about $3 per day ;
In this country his wages have aver
aged from $8 to $18 par day. With a
high protective tariff ta shield him ,
the American manufacturer has
hitherto been able to pay those prices ,
but under the uow bill he will not be
able to do it , or anything like it , and
the result will be that American labor
will modify its tone considerably.
Heretofore , when the laborers in an
iron mill made up their minds that
they wore not receiving sufficient
wages , they would make a demand for
an increase ! at the same time telling
the manufacturer that if ho didn't
chooae to accept the now schedule ho
might cloao up , but , under the new
tariff bill , labor will be forced to re
gard capital aa Its coadjutor and not
Its antagonist. "
"Will the now bill have any other
effects than those yon have men
tioned ? "
"Yea , sir ; it will crowd out nil the
mills which are located at a great dls
t&nce from the mines , for the simple
reason that under the tariff those mills
cannot live and compote with mllle
more wisely located. The Chicago
rolling mills cannot fail to feel the
effect , and BO will other mills situated
like those in Chicago , at a great dia <
tanoa from the mines. The new bill
ia a good thing for the mills in Alabama -
bama and Tonnoaseop because full ]
four-fifths of allthe iron used in St.
Louis 'domee from'those states. "
prealdent of the St. Louis Steel anc
Ore company , was asked his oplnloc
aa to the effect of the tariff bill or
the manufacture of BesaerAer sloe
rails."I think , " said Mr. Hitchcock , It
reply , "that it is a good thing thai
congress pissed a tariff bill. It act
ties something , at any rate. People
will have to adjust their affairs to thi
new state of things. As to the effect
of the tariff bill on the manufacturer !
of Bessemer stool rolls in this country
this , it seems to me , is the situation
The bill imposes a duty of $17 pei
tan on the imported rails ; forelgi
manufacturers have been able , anc
doubtless will continue to land theii
rails at any American port for abou
$45 per ton , including this duty. I :
American manufacturers can seouri
labor , ore and fuel at lower prices thai
have heretofore been paid for them
they ought to be able to turn on
Bessemer steel rails at the same figure
thus placing them on an equality wltl
foreign producers.
Mil. W. L. SCOTT ,
president of the Belcher Sugar Re
fining company , waa Been at his office
on the corner of Second and Pin
streets , over the Boatman's bank.
"What will be the effect of thenei
duties on sugar imposed by the tarii
bill ! " asked the reporter.
"Oh , " said Mr. Scott , "manufac
tnrors have dlacoverod the effect eve
alnce laat December. Sugar has bee
about $ of a cent a pound less tha
before that time. "
. "Will it continue to bo loss ? "
"That depends on several thlngi
> f on the demand , which may exceed tb
id anpply , and on the action of the d
d bin and South American cano rowon
d Those people will try to get the bom
) i fit of the new schedule , and they ma
; o succeed. "
r- "Will it injure Clans Sprookols , tl
ra - San Francisco sugar monopolist ? "
ata "It is hard to say. Sprockola hi
'B matters so arranged that he has hlthe
10 to been able to sell his sugars at coi
10 aiderably less than eastern manufa
ar turora. For instauco , not long ago !
Kansas City Spreckela' agent went '
dealers and offered to sell them nnga
1C- at one-fourth of a cent loss per pout
1Cdo than they had boon paying , wltbo
if asking what that was. It may bo th
ho will be able to keep up the sac
adv&ntagooua arrangement with tl
railroads which has heretofore glvi
ar- him the beat of the eastern manufa
ill- turea. He has not hitherto como fc
ther east with his goods than Kane
City , however. "
mt '
"What is the territory supplied
* Coi
for the Belcher Sugar Refining
the pany ? '
The entire west , north as far
St. Paul , and east as far as India
i a
. opolls. "
ly. "And what is your total anm
production ? "
"About 175,000 barrels. "
Lnwe .l8 the iqent In this city of the E
the mend Manufacturing company of N
hat I Haven , Conn. The Dlamoud Ma :
factoring company Is the largest con
cern of Its kind in the country. It
has a capital stock of $2,250,000 and
manufactures all but the merest frac
tion of the matches consumed In the
Unite ; ! States. The company was or
ganized In 1831 , and la n consolidation
of all the match manufaoturera who
had boon doing business previous to
that timo. The Washington corre
spondent of a mornlug paper , In do-
strlblng the scone in the lobby during
the laat hours of the Forty-seventh
conqroBB and while the tariff bill was
still pending , stated that "a match
manufacturer" had declaredhla willing
neas to give $100,000 for the defeat of
the measure , declaring that , whereas
the bill did away with the stamp tax
on matches , it would destroy the
prosperity of match manufacturers and
would enable "every old woman and
cripple in the country" to engage in 1
the business. Referring to this epi
sode in conversation with a Post-Dis
patch reporter this morning , Mr. Hop
kins stated that ho did not believe it
had occurred at all , and certainly , ho
said , the talkative match manufacturer
was not connected with the Diamond
Manufacturing company.
"What will bo the effect of the tariff
bill on the match Industry ? " the re
porter aaked Mr. Hopkins.
"It will roduca the price of matches
jnat the amount of the stamp which
hitherto baa been required to bo at
tached to every bnx. "
"Will it Impair the business of your
company ? "
"I don't see that it will , " was Mr.
Hopkins' reply ; "people could go into
the business of making matches before
the passage of the bill just as well aa
now. The abrogation of the tariff on
quinine didn't injure Powers &
Weightman , of Philadelphia , and the
abolition of the stamp act will not
hurt the Diamond Manufacturing
Company. There is not a more con
servative trade in tbib-S > country than
the match trado. People are aeons-
tamed to our brands and will have no
others. "
OommentH on His Attack on the Bub-
Department of Justice.
By Telogrtph to Mew York Tribune.
WASHINGTON , March 5 Senator
Van VVyck has hid the mlafortuno to
be complimented for hla speech of laat
Friday by a Washington evening
paper , which has had no other object
in existence for the laat year or two
than to defend the star route plun
derers. Another paper declares that
these compliments settle the status of
the senator from Nebraska in relation
ta the star ronto gang. The aouatoi
has a quaint , old fashioned look and
manner that always make his talk In
teresting , whether his opinions are ac
cepted or not. A Tribune correspon
dent , meeting him thla evening , naked
if ho had seen the comments cf the
papers classifying him among the
frUnda of the star route defendants
"Oh yea , " ho replied , in a com
fortablo tone , "I have noon them
Let them talk. It doan't matter. "
"But queried the correspondent
'do you wlah to let the statements g <
nndenisd that yoq are trying , to. '
barnw the prosecution ? " < f r
"Embaruia the prosecution ! 'Whs
nonsense ! Why , Its monstrous ! Thi
idea that wo should allow this thing t
go on until the coats of the trla
amount up to such a huge sura ! I
must have cost the government a hal
a million already. Yon know thi
star route business"waa begun twi
years ago. The frauds were disoov
ored under the administration of Mi
James , and all the good that has boei
done for the country was done by him
and ho did it by stopping the aervliM
which had boon fraudulently put on
Now , then , after that , yon know
began the attempt to have those me !
punished. They all had the post offic
department , aU its detectives , all it
machinery , sending Its agents over th
whole country. Then they had al
the agencies of the department c
justice , with its high salaried specie
attorneys. Ihey protracted one trii
five months , without themselves seem
ing ta know what they were able t
provo The same criticism , I feai
will apply ta what has taken place re
cently. The people de'manded th
punishment , if possible , of the sta
route conspirators , but when , wit
all the power of the government , a
its appliances at command , they woi
willing to employ a favorite sot (
attorneys , paying them at rates whlc
outrage public sentiment , they boga
a fraud which itself required punlal
mont or at leaat cessation aa much i
the star ronto vlllanlos.
"If allowed to continue they wl
equal the aggregate amount stole
through the star service. Had tl
goatoftico been stirred up as It shoul
ave boon after an active inquiry 1
congress , It would have saved th
national scandal , fdr it ia perfect
evident that .those frauds could n
have continued except by the crlrt
nal negligence or still more acqt
escenco of the chiefs and heads of tl
isr department. So with these frauds
ra - the department of. justice. It is f
ao - better to attempt to chock them nc
o- than lot them run ta their legltima ,
In end. Any pretence that wo mt
to wink at all this and consent to It , b
ra cause it will embarraea the proaec
id tlon , ia startling. Why , I drew u
ut rotolutlon twlco last session , but to
at it up for fear tuah a claim would
ao made. Now that they are atlll cc
bean tinned , it would have boon crimli
an on the part of congress to ad jon
10- without calling attention , to the mi
iraa ter. If I am wrong , lot them ahi
aa wherein. "
by An Important Trial.
n- Special Dispatch to Trta Bn. ' ,
PITTHBUHO , March 8. Thajjtrial
as Hon. L. Dukes 'for thoem"urdor
in- Oapt. Nntt , the atato cashier , begat
at Unlontown , PA. , to-morrow mo
aal ing. Intense Interest in the trial
manifested there by all classes.
Hon. Beth F , Orewi , member of
Illlnoli legiilkture from JjfTerson cout
WM wrested on an Indictment In St. C
county for obUlnlog money oa fraudal
ew itcurltle * . Crewi ol imi the arreet I
an. blackmailing icheni * . *
Both Professional and'HPorjurod
Ones , Conspicuous iir tlio
Star Route Oast
The Daily Dog Fightt In tlio
Court , ia Which the Judge
> Pokes up the Animals ,
Rerdel ) , the Informer , Explains
the Belford Oheok and Dor-
sey's Poker Games.
While the Latter Denounces
His Old Olork as a Devil
in Human Garb.
The Chief Conspirator Brutally
Beats a Visitor IB Hi * Farlor.
Special Dtapatch to TUB Dim.
WASHINGTON , March 8 After re
cess , although the court assured Wil
son that Sweeney had brought in
rough papora last week , ho Insisted on
his right to bo allowed access to others.
The old qneation was reargued and
counsel had a lively tilt. Merrick
characterized the demand > as ridicu
lous , dolared every facility'had boon
offered the defence , and when Wilson
poralated In hla demand , 'exclaimed
" 1 don't think you know t what yon
want yourself. I don't think yon are
sana on it , BO help me God1' ;
"I think yon are crazy , " retorted
The Court Mr. Merrlok , you ought
not to talk to a crazy man in that
way. [ Laughter. ] < * <
Wilson ( bitterly ) I sppposo the
court la endowing what Merrick eald.
Meirlok ( with mock gravity ) Your
honor should not say that.
The Court Of course It waa only in
Wilson It is not the first time the
court has talked to mo in an unkind
way.Tho Court Tt did make a mistake
because of your incapacity for ap
preciating ieat. Morriok was getting
too warm , I thought to oil him off
Merrick attempted to interpose.
Wilson turned angrily shaking hla
fiat at him , and exclaimed , "I know
the methods of this prooecutiou. I
know I have had a spy of the prosecu
tion Bitting behind me for weeks. "
The Court If you'll allow mo
another joke , Mr. Wllnon , I will Bay
you are all spies upon one another.
It ia the business of the counsel to
find out what they can of the plaua ol
the other sido.
The examination Into the papert
was resumed. After acme time the
court InterrnclcS , eajingMt failed tc
see the pertinency of ( Ho blared ovl
dence. Morriok said it.waa an at-
'ieinpt toproTe. ! tfaat' i 6V | did nol
cofflralt'ene tot'by ' al wje.
elp another.
VDavldgo declared that Brady , whlli
In office , had cut to prices his allogoi
oooonaplraton in making deduction
and fines , and bad acted only aa a goo <
man ; as a judge in making romissloni
where they seemed to be demanded
Wilson assorted whenever a post
master reported a failure to Brady , h
had , relentlessly , unerringly , everlastingly
ingly , ( ao long aa ho did lost in office
imposed fines in strict accordance wttl
law. He wanted te show by evldonc
that the remitted money passed int
such hands as to make It absolute ! ;
Impossible for Brady to touch a con
. of it , Instead of his getting half a
01 Walsh toatifiod.
The court decided to admit evidenc
"in order to save time , to shorten th
trial BO as to bring it within the com
pass of an avenge life time. "
The examination of papen WM re
anmud and continued until adjourn
Special Dispatch to Tun UBI.
WASHINGTON , Maron 8. The Sto
says ; Rordell has made a atatomer
to the government connael about th
statements to The Star reporter coi
oerning the Belford check matte :
which explains the rolaclona of Dorse
and Rordoll. These statements ai
to the following effect : In the latti
part of August or the beginning <
September , 1870 , Rerdoll waa sent f <
is by the bankers. Ho wont ta the ban
and there was shown n check , datoi
ill some time in July , 1870. The choc
m waa for $2.000 , payable to "J. B. B ,
10 or "Jamca B. Bold ford , " or as t
Idy thinks "tho bearer. " It waa elgnod b
> y S. W. Doraoy. The check had a nun
at bor of endorsements showing
ly had passed through some bank
ot 'The writing and signature 'wei
liit - BO irregular and bad thai tl
itho bank had donbt about It being gonuin
ho therefore dotirod Rordoll to give h
in opinion of It. Rordoll uximlutd tl
arW chock and aald , "It had undoubted
) W been written and signed by 8. "V
to Doraoy , but ho mutt have boon drni
ist when ho wrote It. " Too check w
e- paid. S. W. Dorsoy .returned to Was
ington about the 1st of October. Re
ay doll informed him about the oboe'
robe and what ho , Rordell , had said
bo the bonk paoplo. Dorsoy's reply wo
mr "No , I was not drunk. I wrote th
mrml check on the cats on my way to DJI
rn rnr ; that La why it waa ao badly wrl
ton. "
9W A few days iftorwarda ho gave t
chock book to Rerdoll to make up 1
mall accounts. The stub of t
$2,000 check was there marked , "
Of B. B. , f2,000 ; mail. " Rord
Of charged that to the mall account ,
ins directed by Doraey. Rerdell s&ya t
. chock book will show he is tolling t
ra. truth. There la no other way to vorl
the statement , because no ba :
records name tha payees of chocl
the He says the ectrtea of the chocks
August or Bopbmbjar , 1870 , will ah <
lent one of f 2,000 ottrged against Done
, , [ The government ; ooold not ofior t )
I testimony becaart-you cannot com
orate a witness on n collateral matter.
Besides , the court ruled out Rordoll'a
toitlmonyrolatlvotoBolford. Whether
the check had boon given to Belford
or not waa a matter Uardoll had no
Interest in. Afterwards , from the
convocation between Dnrsoy and
others , overheard by Rerdoll , ho
came to understand that Doraoy , Belford
ford and Crows' frlonds wore on the
train going west. It was proposed to
play a game with curds , "draw
poker. " Dorsoy was one of the
players , and Bslford the stakeholder
and oishlor of the crowd. Dorsoy
lost nearly all the money ho had , and
eave a chock In settlement with Belford
ford , "or ono of the winners to whom
Belford transferred the same In set
tlement. " Doraoy waa shrewd and
charged his loss to the mall , thus gen
erously permitting Boalor , Brady ,
Vail & Oct. to ohnro hla loss. , The
above statement of Rordoll baa
thrown some light upon the transac
tion and Interested parties are hav
ing a lively time among themselves ,
Special Ulrpitch tn Tii * Dm.
WASHINGTON , March 8. Es-aena-
tor Doraey fnrnlahoa the following
oird :
To tlio Associated Vrcti :
'I am It , formed you sent ta the
country an erroneous falsehood that
appeared In The Star to-night , as the
statement cf Rerdoll. The Associated
Press bolng supreme In Its sphere , I
am forced to appeal to It to oak that
what I say bo placed bosldo what the
perjurer says I never saw Belford
on the cars. I never played a game
of cards with him , In his presence
anywhere or at any timo. I never
gave him a chock of any kind whatever
over for any purpose in tbo world. I
never mot him' in my life except in
Washington City or Denver , then
only socially. Rerdoll aaya I waa
hero in October , 1870 , that ho
spoke to mo about the check.
I waa not hero any day after
the llth of July , 187 ! * , until August
1880. In the meantime I had not Been
Rordoll. Thia story ia ono that flows
from the month of a self admitted per
jurer and thief. Rerdoll never kept
a book for mo , never wrote a line in a
book for mo , never made a charge for
mo , never had a chock book of mine
unless ho atolo it. No check , no atnb
of a check , no entry of any name or
character ever existed upon which ta
baao thla Infamous libel. Rordoll's
statement ia the natural outgrowth of
the usual infamy of transmitted power
and the family represents it.
S. W. DOIWBY. " '
Judge Belford in conversation to
night fully confirmed all Doraoy states
above concerning the chock story. Ho
said ho never road a foot on any rail
road car with Dorscy , and never played -
od a game cf "poker" with him in hit
lifo. Ho never saw the chock do-
Special Dlspttch to Till Ilia. ,
WASHINGTON , March 8. The Sta
to-day aaya it leaked out Tuesday
morning that an attack was made b ;
Stephen W. Dorsey on Judge LUley
father of ox Deputy ArihuriLUley , a
the residence ef the former. Llllo ;
called at Dorsoy'a residence , ocoompa
nlod by a friend. They wore admit
ted at once byDorsoy , who invitoi
them to'hls ' parlor. They commence *
a conversation , during which Dorse ;
accused LUley of obtaining Rordoll a
a government witness. Doraoy booami
excited , and dealt Lllloy a blow In th
face. The latter , In throwing hlmsol
back ta avoid the blow , hla chair wai
npaot and ho fell to the floor , whoi
Doraey kicked him in the lower par
of the abdomen. Lilloy ia confined ti
his room by the Injuries. Ex-Sonata
Doraoy'a friends , in conversation thi
evening , admit the fact of the asaanl
on Judge Lilloy , but assort it too !
place under circumstances of groe
provocation after Doraoy had boo
groasly insulted.
Special Dispatches to TUB lilii.
WASHINGTON , March 8. The fin
comptroller of the treasury has ac
vised the treasurer to make no paj
monta on account of the salary (
Theodore I. Sioglnor , the newly oloc
ed delegate to the house of ropreson
atives from Idaho until his accounts i
'secretary of the territory , which ofllc
ho jnat vacated , baa boon adjnatei
There Is nothing wrong in the accoun
which are now in process of sottl
, i ment. Ho cannot refuse to adrani
* ' Blngisor his salary when it bocomi
doe , as ho does not believe ho hi
authority to withhold the salary <
any public officer unless It can I
shown ho Is Indebted to the govon
special car , Saturday morning , f
layoUeville , N. U. , where ho IB to 1
married ta Miss Annie Burr , the fir
of next week.
haa tendered lib resignation , to tal
nfibct the 31 t inot. Socrntary Toll
baa already selected a aucceasor.
Tivolvo now lifo caving stations w
bo established this ocuion , four of the >
on tho'lukcf ' ) .
Secretary Folger directed N. A
Blngham t.nd hi. E Olmmborlal
special agents of the treasury depar
ment , to procscd to San Frnncls
dnd Portland for the pnrpoiip of ma
Ing a thorough investigation of t
whole subject of Importation at the
porta of sugars free of duty under t
Hawaiian treaty. It will bo rornoi
bored that Ropreaontativo Perry B
mont made a minority report to oo
grees on this subject , in which he i
ferred to extensive frauda alleged
have boon perpetrated on the rovon
at the ports in question under t .
treaty with Hawaii.
and their suite were to-day entorta
ed aa guoaU of the government by
excursion to Mt. Yernon in oompi
with the recldent diplomatic oorai i
a number of other dUtlnguUhed p
sona Invited by the secretary ot state.
The trip was mndo 6n the United
States steamer Dispatch , whlch j < ; ft
the navy yard at 11 n m. and returned
after an absenco'of five honrn. Among
the invited guests who took i part in
the excursion , besides nearly all the
foreitm ministers and tholr families ,
were Representatives Knsson and Belmont -
mont of the the foreign atlalrat com
mittee ; Senator Hill , Adjutant Gen
eral Drum , Brig. Gon. Hszcn , Ad
mirals Wordou , Rodcoro and Walker ,
Wm. Henry Treicott and Gen , Lu-
clns H. Footo , the newly appointed
minister to Coroa.
An Immoneo Throng at Atlanta The
Sorvicoe at tbo Capital.
SpcdM DljiviUh to Tint Unit.
ATLANTA , G . , March 8. The
Stephens memorial services began at
10 o'clock. The attendance waa over
whelming. Many dolegatlona of cltl-
zona and military 'are ' hero
from different parta of the state.
Speeches' wore made by Martin J.
Crawford , General Toombs , General
Jackson , Senator Brown , Col , Jones ,
Attorney General Anderson , Dr.
Miller and ex-Govornor Smith. The
funeral will take place at 3 o'clock ,
ATLANTA , Ga. , March 8 , The fu
neral services opened with prayer by
Rev. Wm. Adams. Senator Oolqnltt
Introduced the speakers. General
Gordon road the following resolutions
by the oltl/.ons' committee :
RESOLVED , That In the death of
Alexander Hamilton Stephens , Geor
gia has lost her boat beloved , foremost
cltl/on ; the union ono of Ita moat
able , enlightened atatoamon , and the
world an example of benevolence and
RESOLVED , That hla catholic oym-
pathlos , embracing aa they did , all
olaaaos , colors and conditions the
whole family of man -rondor his lifo
an inspiring example for the emulation
tion of ourselves and th'oao who are
ta como after us.
RESOLVED , lhat not only with ad-
miratlonbnt with astonishment , wocon-
template hla life long struggle against
adverse circumstances , beginning with
hla career at college and ending only
with hla ropoao in the blor , ho con
quered poverty , debility , disease , and
with skill unsurpassed and courage
Invincible ho achieved Imperishable
honors' in almost every sphere of In
tellectual activity , and fell at laat t
herb in the full panoply on the fiolc
of his fame at the post of duty.
RESOLVED , That the readiness wltl
which he broke with political partloi
when , in his judgment , they had wan
ddrod from the constitution of hi
country , and hla bravo support of tin
rights and privileged , as ho conceive'
them , of all citizens , whether coloroi
or his own race , native or forolgi
born , lllnotrato his courage of convic
tlon , which uevor failed him , am
which is worthy of emulation.
HRESOLVKD , That while weldo not re
present Stephens aa infallible , wo d
point with Binoero pride to the many
aided Intellect of this rumatkabl
man , ta his vast , various acqnUi
ments , all disciplined to usefulness b
bin Buperb practical wlidom and MBI
tlfied by the -virtues of an every-da
Christian life ; to hla pre-omlnonc
everywhere' , In speculative aa well i
prootlotl life , at the bar , on th
hustings , of BUtosmauihip and In th
wider field of letters , aa rendering hit
a match for the mightiest. Au ac
compllahod man , hla fame will tak
care of Itself. He built his ow
monument In the heart of over
Georgian. His name will bo canoi
( zed on the hearthstone of ever
honao in the state.
In presenting the resolutions , Goi
oral Gordon spoke in terms of prate
of the lifo of Stephana.
General Toombs , in ascending th
stand , almost broke down with emi
tlon. Ho spoke for nearly an hour o
the life of Stephens. In the course (
his eulogy ho said Stephens wonl
have deserved all honor If ho had dot
no act in his lifo except to advocai
these principles of state right * , whlc
he had always hold to.
Crowds continued to arrive durlt
the day until fully fifty thonsat
visitors were in the city. Such crowi
were never aeon in Atlanta. With tl
population of Atlanta left out the :
must have been over seventy-fn
thousand people in the streets.
The funeral services in the afte
noon wore conducted by Rev , <
Jones. Doctor Talmadgo made tl
closing prayer. The funeral procc
ajon was a mile and a half long. T '
nfght the visiting citizens and mllita
are returning homo. '
The memorial services at Autjue
were participated in by thousand
Nearly every business honao In t
city was closed and all the bo
tolled. Appropriate servicea were al !
hold In the colored churches.
TALLAIIAHSE , Fla. , March 8. T
or governor and cabinet passed roaol
30 tiona of sympathy with Georgia
at the loss of her chief magistrate. PC
lie cilices were closed during the fc
eral and the capital flag at half ma
er The Last NlcUt of a Mnrderei
Special DUpatch to TUB B .
ill NEW YOHK , March 8 There v
m a pitiful acetic at the Toombs to-nl (
when tno mother , sloter and awe
heart of McGloln , the murderer , p
V. tholr last visit to him McGl
n. manifested. but little emotion wl
conversing with them. After kisv
co them goodbye , ho ate a hearty suni
kho The unfortunate mother waa tal
ho homo in a coach , her hysteric uhrl
100 resounding through the atreot/j. A !
hon the evening meal McGloinand 1
n- jono , the latter a donblo mnrdo
nol - conversed with tnolr
n- adviaeiB.l Later in t'ao ever
nro - MoGloln's oounsol visitor1 , him , am
rote him the young mnrda'.or , with ti
iUe rolling down his check a , spoke of
.ho mother. He said h'j had borne
through the words ol his Bister's cl
Ity. "Yon Btuck frj me like a loa < ho said , "and yon must aeo
an through. " Both men seemed oh
fnl and realgnr.d. Up ta mldn
neither slept , McGloln declared
Intention to remain awak * all ni |
> v ' .
And Patiently Wait tlio Toot of
Wiggins Windy Horn ,
Nations of Fools Anxiously
Waiting for the Orack
of Doom.
While the Prophet Bemoans
the Fate of His Follow
The Fatal Calm Preceding
Storms Felt on the North
ern Coast.
The Signal Servloo Roporti U
Clear In ttra Z.and of Promts * .
Tlio Gamin ? Storm t
Special Dispatch to Tun Unit.
OTTAWA , March 8. A great con
sternation has been created in thi >
Ottawa district by a blinding enow
storm which sot In yesterday and con
tinues to-day , Several farmers in the
country district have deserted tholr
homos and are seeking shelter in the-
wooda where they are building snow
houaoa. They fully believe In Wig
gins' prediction. The railways , leav
ing the city are blocked up with snow.
In a conversation with Wiggins to-day
ho stated this storm was caused by one
of the pianola moving into a position
to take part in the great atorm on the-
nth and llth of March. Thla planet *
force has crossed western Europe and
the eastern half of America , and wa *
really the arm of the great storm.
The Michigan atom proper will begin
on the Oth in the eastern hemisphere
and roach hero on the llth. Ho
thinks there' muat have boon terrifies
storma in England yesterday and to
day. For the remainder of .the
week there will bo Bovcro froata.
Ho said in conclusion that
in all hla letters , both to the minister
of marine and to the lords of admir
alty ho advised that nil vessels should
bo in safe harbors not later than March
5th , for ho feared minor storms that
always preceded the great ono. The
storm is the decisive battle ground
between himself on the ono hand and
Generals Hazon , Corpmall , Vonorand
meteorological scientists on the other ,
and ho la willing to stake hla reputa
tion that it will be on time and provo
the biggest blow ever known. Many
maritime shippers are acting on his.
advice , and have ordered their vessels
to remain in port until after the 12th
OTTAWA , March " 8 , As the tlma
approaches for Wiggins' great storm ,
the interest becomes more Intense.
Many timid persona are known ta bo
proatr&ted with nervousness. The
telegraph reports several women have-
become Insane through fear in the
United States. It has visibly affected
Wiggins , and seriously interfered with.
his appetite to-day , Ho regrets that
the storm la * coming , and almost '
wishes now ho had not predicted It. ,
In the interest of science , however , he.
felt it a duty ho 'owed his fellow era- ,
tnres. Ho promises early next week
to publish to the world the theory on.
which he based hla prognoatlcatlonsv
The weather this evening is somewhat
milder , the wind having subsided.
Wiggins regards this aa the calm
before the storm.
HALIFAX , March 8. Tha northern
lights are bright to-night , Wiggln
stated yesterday the would precede hla
storm. A local weather prophet , .
while predicting 24 hours of the pres
ent fine weather , Bays ho would not be-
BurprlBsd at a blow Friday night , with
new moon and high tides. Some
whatf proprietors , fearing the faiEll
ment of Wiggins prediction , have noti
fied owners of goods the will not be
responsible for their safety daring- the
ensuing week. Property in storts OEU
Borne of the wharves is being removed
to the upper Btorloa. Owing to the-
rofnaal of American fishermen to go.
on the banka again nntil after the
id promised atorm , afresh fish f ammo has
3s boon oanaed. lioaton and New York
10 orders were received for as large a sup
ro ply for those markets as possible.
fO WASHINGTON , March 8. The signal
service report again says : "Thero are-
no Indications of the development of a
itJ. . great atoms onorpty within the stations ,
J.ho of observation of the elgnal service. "
ST. JOIINH , N. B. , March 8 The
'o- weather to-night is fine and clear.
FREDEIUCKTON , K R , March 8 ,
The heavy northwest gale of last
ita night and early this morning has con
siderably abated this ovcnlng.
la.ho BATHURST , N. B , , . March 3 ; AIL
appearances Indicate a big storm.
NEW YOUK , March 8 , Hero
ao along the Now England coast no sljrnv
ho of a storm are reported.
In- Train Rubber
InIn Coptnrod-
In Bpoclol Dispatch to Tun BBC.
ib- VANBOUEII , Ark. , March 8
in- of the four men who attempted to rob. <
at. the weat boand train on the Littla. '
Rook & Fort Smith road , , near hero
last night , has been captured , He was.
wounded In the face and aria , , and.
bolng unable to ioep up with hia com-
ens panlona * took refuse in a farm house , ,
where ho waa traced by officers. A.
aid - gorous noarth la being made for the.
alu root oi the band , and it is thought '
they cannot escape. The wounded
> ilo
robber W B placed m jail hero. Lycoh-
ing Inn WOB threatened , but thojtown IB.
) or. quiet to-night. Conductor Calno
ken died of his wounds thla morning ;
Brakeman Lester cannot live.
[ ter
Via- Iron "Worker * ' '
ror , Special Dlipatch to Tui fi .
tual PITTHBUKH , March 8. Meetings of
ilng the Amalgamated Associations of Iron
Ito and Stool workora to consider the
oars ecalo of wages to go into effect , June
hla 1st , will bo hold Saturday , simulta
up neously in this city. Wheeling , Cov-
liar- ington , Ky. , Belleville. 111. , Yountra-
m , " town , Ohio , and Philadelphia. No
mo demand for radical change * ia the ,
oer- present acale Trill be made exjupt ia
Ifiht the case of the wages of the a jlneets.
Unieu manafaottiren luaut , on redno ,
Rht. tiona , everythlr.g will'pw , | oo\Wlv