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SO l Al'l " TO-MOKKOW.
To-dar beinfc ^evf YoarV holiday n
Work will be done in ?>nr establishmen
ami consequently nt? paper will l>e ii
uued to-iuorrow. The counting roou
however, will be open for the receptio
of orders and advertisements.
The year that is now dead and gon
wait tho Oenlennial year of the liepuhlic
and it was ushered in with more ecii
than any previous year in America!
history. The new year'n ovc that pr<
ceded it will not soon be forgotten by th
present generation. In all the cities <
the land the bells were rung, and in man
of them cannon were fired, houses illu
minated, and a grand carnival of noit
and hilarious demonstrations indulge
in such as was never known before. Th
next morning we wrote of it thu*:
''For an hour More midnight and foi
two hour.- thereafter, there was asurgi
of noisy humanity in the ntreets such a
the oldest inhabitant had never witnesn
rd.Hiid as for the clamor that roses
midnight of "jangling hells out of tune,
mingled with the resonant discord c
horns, drums, tire*crackers, piatoh
nicniu engine wiii'iu-n, nnu me snouts c
half the boy* in Wheeling, who slial
deaorlbe it."
How (lilVercui from all thin wa? thi
contrast prevented laat night. First, th
weather waa wholly ?hanged. Net
Yeai'aeve one year ago we wen* heneat
Italian skies, a.i it were. There wan n
unow on the ground nor warning of it i
the air. IVople spent hours in thestrec
without any ?ii??e of discomfort. Liu
night the scene l ad changed like an a<
on the stage. Instead U the genial &
Biosphere oi ti c memorable closing nigl
of 1875, we wen- transferred to Home An
tic region where the streets and the hoim
were deeply covered with snow, an
ijuietnesa and coldness held unmolestc
sway. The few persons seen on tl
tsreets at midnight were hurrying aloi
lis if abroad on compulsory errand,
and their noiseless tread on the cria|
^snow seemed like the Hitting of sjiectn
who hail watched the dead year out nr
were pausing away from a deserted seen
The change in the phypical Burrouni
ingM of the old and the new year in i
keeping with the remarkable chanj
that ha* occurred in their political at
moral surroundings. A year ago thei
was no portent in the sky warding uh <
tho trouble that in so short a time ha
come upon thecountry. Nature herself ill
not hold out a.more assured t?yS4?*N*t?t
i ^r.-rtMT^ira n "did the poli
ical horizon of continued peace and pro
iperity. There were no souls among \
prophetic enough to even apprehend wh;
has actually occurred within the vea
The universal feeling wan that the counti
having paused the test of the civil wi
had nothing more to fear during the i
|| definite future. No one could see how
wan possible lor another Rtumbling blot
to fall athwart the National pathway
noon. Andyet here we are in so short
time face to face with another crisis
I our public nflairs.
There is a strange feeling abroad in tl
land that seem* almost unnatural in vie
of the gravity of the situation. Wereft
to the general feeling of incredulity i
regard to the probability ot any revolt
tionary trouble in connection with tl
inauguration of the next President. Tl
American people manifest a confidencei
themselves nt thin time that canuot hi
strike the attention of the Kuropei
world. And, in return, we may say th
I 9. Europeans manifest a confidence in i
| / that is highly complimentary to tl
American character. Gold not on
refutes to go up in price but n
tually goes down, and the gover
ment credit remains unshaken in a
1 I the markets of the world. This
after all the true test of public feclin
Financial serenity is not apt to preva
{fending pieparntiona for revolution, 1
18C1 the Government credit fell to !
cents on the dollar before a gun was tire
The fact that it now remains far abo
par shows that the tnouied interests
the country have an abiding faith in
peaceful solution of our present tronbli
This exhibition of entire confidence
H a peaceful rcault does much to assu
' I such a result, and if the patriotic j?eo|i
in every community of the country w;
! only set their faces resolutely against ?
I attempt* on the part of the profession
politicians and olllcu Keekers to impu
R this confidence, there is every reason
believe that .he close ol thin new ye
will nee the cloud that now lowers upi
i:a dawn effectually and forever dispell*
The Coming Cltnrler KleeUou
The Democracy have arranged for
party convention to make uominatioi
H 'or a city ticket at the coming chart
election. We Khali therefore have a par
?an set of ciiididatetf, so fur as they a
concerned, f..r all the offices, from May
B down.
On it strict party vole there is nodou
of a Democratic majority in the city,
the lines which were drawn at the Prej
dential election can be drawn bet we
candidates for the local offices the
1 Bp. will be no doubt as to the result.
Hut the lines cannot nnd should n
thus be drawn. A national election
one thing, a municipal election quite a
other. The native common sense of t!
people refupps to regard them in t
same light. Hence there is every pro
peel that in the coming election the pe
pie will, as in times pant, vote for uu
quite as mnch as for parties or politic
Intelligent citizens, especially!the
who have material interests to bo atTectc
might well f?;el solicitous for our loc
welfare were it possible thus to drn
party lines in city affairs, and selc
men to legislato for us, to oxec'ute oi
laws, to collect nnd disburse our nione
in a word to "give us away" as tin
might see fit?drnply because they ai
their friends wt re sharp aud unscrup
lous enough to get possession of tli
primary meeting* and thus pack a ci
convention with a lot of ''foregone co:
cludera," wholly bent on tho saccesi of
set of men who stand behind them, and
, very little concerned about the real in j
tereata of the city.
The city of Wheeling now owea about
$480,00o, and she stands in great need of
? certain important improvements in the
l? way of paving and sewerage. And yet in
the present state of business it is matii- ?
" featly inexpedient to attempt anything
n more than the merest minimum of improvements?barely
such a* will prevent |
deterioration or real damage to exiting
improvements, or auch aa are needed to
protect important interests. We ought
0 therefore to select our members of Couu*
cil with reference to the necessities that
1 are upon us in the way of taxation. In no
n respect in our prosperity aa a community
-* so much involved aa in moderate taxa* e
tion. Our city taxes alono are now
near]/ one per cent, and if our overr
check, alwuit $100,000, had been"funded,
a* it must be, 20 to 25 per cent of addi0
tional taxation would have been neces^
sarv this year. Our city debt ought not
0 to be above half a million at any time,
butt it is nearly $200,000 above that
? amount now. We are wisely prohibited j
M from creating a debt above 5 per cent of j
the asicssed value of the personalty of .
it the city unless three-liftha of the people i
authorize it at the polls, but we have <
managed nevertheleiM to do indirectly 1
,( what we are prohibited from doing di- 1
,1 roctly. We are in danger of repeating 1
this proms from year to year, and thus i
p compelling the people to vote in favor of
p an increase in the bonded debt in order J
r to avoid paying a higher rate of interest |
on the amount as an overcheck in bank |
0 We refer to this subject in order to im- <
11 press upon the public the necessity that ]
exists for giving the coming municipal j
election intelligent and unpartisan con- '
l sideralion, not only with reference to '
Councilman but city officers generally. 1
11 Politics should have no place in the se- j
c" lection of city oCicials, any more than in
" the selection of bank officers or mill di- j
rectors. We want the best men that can j
be had to make and execute our local i
legislation. We can only get them by [
'K lectin^ candidates on their personal i
^ merits and without reference to politics. <
" The U cNtern I n ion Tele- 1,1
tfrapli Olllee. ,
e. i he otlice of the Western Union Com- j
tl- puny is now in their new quarters under '
in the Peoples Hank, corner of 12th and 1
;e Main streets. The removal was efleeted ^
id on Saturday, and the business done <
e Saturday and Sunday nights waa trans- J
)f acted in the net* otlice. <* .. )
* If this changej* ^'"indication of the !
d prosperity of the Western l'nion Comif*
pany it must be doing a wholesome busi- 1
i- ness in Wheeling, for certainly there is |
s- no telegraph office in the country in a j
is city of this size that presents a more at
at tractive and commodious appearance t
r. than the present quarters under the Peo- 1
ry pies Hank. The room is not ouly large but r
ir elegantly fitted up in all respects. Kvery- <
n- thing is complete in the way of furniture 1
it and appointments. The change is a
sk credit to our friond Morgan, the Super*
*o in tendon t here, who has displayed to
a good ad vantage his line taste as a mechanic
in and electrician in all the details of the
oftice. j
ic Those who rememlier the day of small |
w things in Wheeling in the matter of tele- i
jr graphic facilities will find in the present I
in change a substantial indication of our
a- growth in business and population. The 1
le entire business of the place used to be '
je done in a dingy office, up a long and
in steep pair of stairs, in a room over the
at Boat Store of Booth, Battelle & Co., '
in where that most excellent official,T.B. A.
at David, and a couple of boys, dispensed |
as all the lightning that was needed in
le Wheeling beforo the war.
ly Since those day the company haa made
c- several changes of location, hut never
n- nntil now have they had an office that is
ill so well calculated to draw business and
in accomodate the public. They have not
g. only wires in abundance, and a compeil
tent force of operators, and plenty of !
In messenger hoys, but also a central, accessi)0
ble and heartsome place of business.
re KUnratlon Jn America.
0f dpedst Curmpondeiit of Ibn Manchester Ex- ,
& It is somewhat difficult to arrive at a
;* full knowledge of the coat of the public
lu schools in the United States, owing to
re the fact that the management of them is
le so thoroughly localised. According to
til the report of the United States Commis
HI niuuci xur .uuuckuuu ior iOiOlUe 101&1
al revenue from the permanent school funds
jr throughout the Union wm ?708,474,
while the amount raised from Stale and
u local taxation for the maintenance of the
ar common schools was ?12,321,595 sterling,
,n making together a total of ?13,030,000.
These amounts do not include local donations,
which, in some cases, are of considerable
amount. Compared with this
H large sum, the amount expended in
a9 Great Britain upon the education of the
er people looks very trifling. Including the
l\. amount received in the shape of school
fee*, the gross expenditure iu England,
re Wales ami Scotland for the years 1874-5
or was but ?3,502,636. The contrast between
the expenditure of the two couutries for
l,i education is perhaps even more clearly
U shown by the following figures, which
give the amount raised bv current taxa,l"
lion per head of population in Kugland
en and Wales nnd several of the American
re Stales:
KngUntl snil Wulri 10 1 l?Vi
Ma&uuhUMlts.., 0 ? ll>2
Ot New York^..?. ... o 8
Peonajlvanla o 3 Wi
ix Cuunccllcul 0 3 1%
n. lows 0 12
he Several years ago the present Bishop of
lJe Manchester, in his able and well-known
report upon the common school system
8~ of America, alluded to the readinesa nnd
o- cheerfulness with which the American
n i?eople responded to the call made upon ,
them for the support of theao schools in
' ' the following terms: "Viewed as a burac
den pressing equally on the property of
d, the whole community, they are quite unal
paralleled. That they are borne so genorally
without complaint, and, indeed,
1 that the amount appropriated to thepubcl
lie schools keeps growing so considerably
?r year by year, is the proof, if proof were
iy, wanting, of the value the Americans atsv
tach to their system of education and of
* their determination that it shall be cfH 1,1
ciently maintained." Since Bishop Frail*
ser'a visit to America, twelve years ago,
it their common school system has been
, developed and enlarged in a remarkable
manner, aud the charge upon the current
a* taxation to defray Its cost has grown and J
a increased enormously. ,
By Telegraph
The Valley of Death.
3hi?My Soene which Daylight Brought.
Cleveland, 0.f December :i0.?1? a. m.
-The following is aa complete a lilt of
lamei ot the wounded and killed in the
tccident at Aabtabula aa can at this time
w olnahmd. There are Hixteeii alightlr
njured who are located in the village
omediritance from the wreck, the usuiex
>f which will be given m noon a* it i?
toBnible to get them together with tip
>ature of their Injuries: P. live men,
ireman, Cleveland, aerioua fracture of
he leg; Alfred 11. Puralow, Chicago, inuriea
about head and back, not cerioui*;
I. M. Morey, llartturd, Conn , injured
ibout the client, back and head, not aeri>Uh;
K. J. Jackaon, Watcrbury, hurt in
he back, not nerioua; Charlea Kicker,
3iddeford, Me., hurt about the head, not
erioua; Andrew Gib?on, Wyandotte, 0.,
nirt about the head: P. R. I.ewellyn,
Parker, Ind., hurt about .the head,
lot Herioun; Jama* l>rau, Parker,
Indiana, hurl about the head and right
lip; Wm. Dinnan, Niagara Fall*, right
eg and hip injured; Chan. X. Gage,
Charleston, Ilk, (lead; H. W. Shepherd,
Brooklyn, New York, ankle fractured;
Mr. Folsen, engineer, ankle fractured and
mrt about the head; Mrs. M. Burghaui,
Chicago, compound fracture of the left
itnb, and injured about the hip and
jack; W. II. Vualing, brakeman, arm
iruised and right leg injured; Mra. VV. H.
Bradley, left leg injured; Dr. C. A. Cirass,
Pulton, lllif., hurt about the head; A. B.
Burnham, Milwaukee, arm injured; Jns.
\.Clincher, Npw York, scalp wound; H.
I'ilden, Supt. of the L. 8. d- M.S. K. ll.'hurt
ilight; Mm. Judson Martin, of Jefferson,
Jhio, contusion abdomen ami disloca;ion
of shoulder; M.ibel Arnold, North
\dams, Mass., bruised badly; Alex Mot; oe,
Somerville, Mass., fractured leg
ind scalp wound; Walter S. ilazleton,
Charleston, Ills., injuries about the head
tnd a com j>ound fracture of the leg; Mary
Frame, Rochester, New York, badly burn*
:d and several scalp wounds; Walter
(lays, Lexington, Ky., slight injury; V.
tfusbaum, New York, fractured skull;
Dhas. Patterson, Chicago, slight injury;
T. C. Wright, Nashville, Tenn., injured
ibout the back; T. W. Labdell, Troy, N.
1'., injured in the side and small of the
jack. Mm. Bingham's little girl was inured
in eye slightly; residence not given;
lohn J. Taylor, Chicago, injured about
;he eves, not serious; W. B. Anderson,
I'pham, Me., slightly injured; JudfSii
Martin, Jeflerson, Ohio, injured_iu, the
ihest; Martin's two children, injured
ibout the face slightly: Mrs. l.?w,
Rochester, N. Y., slight injuries; A.
Hern, Concord, slightly injured; Robert
Monroe, Kichland, Mass., flesh wounds;
Mm. T. Davis, Kansas, slight injuries:
H. D. Chaplin, severe scalp wouud. A.
Burnham, Milwaukee, scalp wound; F.1S.
Swift and wife, North Adams, Mass.,
both severely injured; R. Austin, Chicago,
ilight contusion about the limbs, but
able to go on.
The following from a itpecial to the
Cleveland L'tultr is the latest from the
wreck at Ashtabula:
The haggard dawn which drove darkness
out of this valley and shadow of
Jeath seldom saw a ghastlier sight than
was revealed with the coming of this
morning. On either side of the ravine
frowned the dark and bare arches from
which the treacherous timbers had fallen
while at their base the great heap of
ruins covered the hundred men, women
and children who had so sudden
ly been railed to their death,
l'he three charred bodies lay where
they had been placed in the
hurry and confusion of the night. Piles
nf iron lay on the thick ice or bedded in I
the .shallow water of the stream. The
Bret Hinoulder in great heaps where many
of the hapless victim* had been all con*
sunied, while men went about in wild
excitement seeking some trace of a lost
one among the wounded or dead.
The list of saved and wounded having
been already sent, the sad tank remains
of discovering who may be among the
dead. The latter task will be the most
difficult of all, until the continued absence
here and there of a friend will allow
of but one explanation, that he was
among those who took this fatal leap.
All witnesses so far agree as to the
main facta of the accident. It was about
8 o'clock and the train was moving along
at a moderate rate of speed. The Ash-1
tabula station being just this Bide of the
ravine, suddenly and without warning
the train.plunged into the abyss, the forward
locomotive alone getting across in
safety. Almost instantly the lamps and
stoves net tire to the cars aud many who
were doubtless only stunned and who
might otherwise have been saved fell victims
to the fury of the flames.
The following has just been received
from Ashtabula Depot, dated 1:20 1?. M.:
General Superintendent Paine is here,
and says there is no prospect at present
of ascertaining thu name* nf the killed
and wounded. The railroad folks-are
doing what they can to get the name*,
but it will he late before anything will
be known. On the arrival ol the Cleveland
train the surgeon of the road organized
his corps of assistants and made a
tour of the various hotels, where the
wounded were attended to, such help
being given a* was possible. The people
of Ashtabula lend a willing hand, and
all that human skill and mercy could do
to save life and ea-e pain was done.
The train which came from Cleveland
for the purpose was immediately backed
Into position and long beforo daylight the
least wounded were lieing prepared for
transportation to Cleveland, to be sent
Lo hospitals or home. The scenes among
the wounded were ?as suggestive almost
m the wreck in the valley. The two
hotels nearest the station contained a
majority of these. As they were scattered
ibout on temporary beda on the floors of
the dining rooms, parlors and offices, in
)ne place a man with a broken leg would
[>e under the hands of a surgeon, who
rapidly and skillfully went at his work,
tn another, a man covered with bruisee
ind spotted with pieces of plaster would
look, an though he lmd Insefl inowfi'
upon except where the dark line of blood
across the fare or limba told a different
story. In some other corner a poor
woman moaned from pain which she
could not conceal, while over it all there
brooded that hushed feeling of awe
which always accompanies calamities of
thin character. Toward morning the
cold increased and the wind blew a fearful
gale which with the snow which had
drifted waiat deep It alongjthe
line, mode all work extremely fliffieult.
At six o'clock the Itcdn in the deeping
car of the special train were made
up and Hitch of the wounded ax could
bo moved were transferred thereto. From
Mr. Chan. Collins, Chief Civil Engineer
of the road 1 learn that the bridge wus
a How's truss, built entirely of iron and
about eleven years old; it. wad 69 feet
aliove the water and bad'an arch 160 feet
in the clear, the whole length of the
t>rftgebeing 157 feet. It has been tested J
with six locomotives, and at the time ot
the disaster, was considered as l?eing iu
perfeot condition, it wiw built in the
Cleveland shops. !
Mr. Collins given no opinion as to tho
accident,expressing himself n? being utlot*1?r
lln.lilu un In iln Ha a.l!maUa 11<?
?avp?l and injured, at the Ashtabula am- I
1deut laat night: A. K. Hewitt, BrhlgeiH>rt,
[ slightly injured; J. C. Earl, Chicago, injured
slightly; B. B. Lyons, New York, *1
naff. R. II. Silver, residence not known,
safe; Mr*, Anna Graham, New York,
slightly; John J. .White, Boston, leg
broken; Mr*. M. II. Bradley, Chicago,
slightly, child and ntir?e dead; C. i>.
Mariuondville, Albany, head and stom- ol
acb; Mm. Burgbam, Chicago, leg broken; n]
Wm. B. Sandernon, Auburn, Mo.,allgktly; .
Robert Mannan, Rullando, Mann., head, '
back, and leg; A. Burnliani, Milwaukee,
lightly; Mim W. II. Lew, Rochester, a?
lightly; B.Hawlton, Charleston, injured 01
fatally;V. Nushaum,dangerous, residence Cl
not given; Mim Mary Efame, Rochester, rj
probably fatal; 0. E. Jones, Beloit, Wis., .
Hlight; J. M. Martin, Eoat Aron, ribs 'J1
broken; Peter Zevenbora, tireiuan, slight, .
Andrew (liUon, Carey, Ohio, slight; H. 111
Shepherd, Brooklyn, leg amputated: J. J. ta
Taylor, Chicago,Hlight:F. 0.?boru, Mich., to
hend hurt; Richard Harold, Cincinnati, tli
alight; MLw F. A. l>avia, near Indian- at
|flfrtfH*prR)t"h'lirl; J. A. Thompson, Culi- .
foroia. head hurt; Dr. C. A. Griswold, .
Fulton, III., killed; A. Maillard, Califor. ct
nia, back and head hurt; D. H. Clark, d?
Mas*., head hurt; C. II. Tyler, St. Louis, th
hand broken; R. Austin,Chicago, burned, of
Alex. Morris, Souierville, Maui., Ie? tG
broken; Walter Hays, Lexington, Ky.,
dungerou.-; J. W. Lubdell, New York; tt(j
Charles S. Curler, Brooklyn, N. Y., ilight; 0j
II. T. Tomlinson, Bridgeport, Conn., arm 0{
and leg, 0. M. Read, Cleveland, injuries
not given; 0. N. Gage, Charleston, 111., ,n
fatal, died; Thomas Jackson, Waterbury, ^
Conn , back and head; Louis Bcauchate, ' j
Kent# Plains, Conn.; Chas C. Rickard, L
Biddeford, Me., arm and leg; P. B. Lew- jjj
ellyns, Illinois, head, severely; Alf. II. u,
Parloe. Woods' Museum, Chicago, shoul- l0
ders; J. K. Burchell, Chicago, slight; m(
0. l>. Folsom, engineer. Mabel Aruold,
North Adams, Mass., alight; H. L. Brews- ^
ter, Milwaukee, slight; Ed. True worthy,
Oakland, Cal., ribs; brother supposed to .
be killed; B. Henna, conductor, safe; H. eH
D. Champlain, Cleveland, legs hurt; Ber- c|]
nur.l Sawyer, N. Y*, head hurt, also in- b
ternullv; Henry A. White, Withers field, M
Ci., buck and head; George A. White, Ac
Portland, Me., ilight; Alexander Hitchcock,
Port Clinton, 0., head and legs, se- ^
vere; Mr. and Mrs. Swift, North Adama,
Mass., slight; Mrs. Frank Eastman, Ro- ,
Chester, 3S. Y., probably fatally; J. L. q(
Collier, Elmvra, X. Y.,dangerou-; Thou.
C. Wright, Nashville, Tenn., seriouH; je
Charles Patterson, residence unknown, wj
probably fatal. |
The dead li-t can only be ascertained aj
loss in the bridge alone an being near
$75,000, but ban no opinion an to the total
loss by oars. Ah noon as the debris in
cleared away and the bodies all taken out,
which will occupy a couple of day*, a
temporary bridge which was built for
the Wilson avenue crosaiug aud is at
Collinwoo'l,- will be put tip. lie exjwcti
(o have n running connection made
within t4n day*. I ha?n just returned
from the ruins and have seen the mouldering
remains of at leastadoion bodies,
only one of which bore any semblance
whatever of a human body; by the side
of another heap of embers whs found a
pair of scissors, also a tuft of grayish
hair, no other means of identification
could be found; although the hunt may
be more successful when the removal oi
the upper rubbish begins; the iron of tbe
bridge is twisted in endless confusion
with that of the cars, while the locomotive
is a wreck in every pari; by this
time nearly- all the wood work is burnt
3;.'{0 p. m.?Mr. Paine, general Superintendent
of the Lake Shore K.iilruad,
says it is utterly impossible to get the
names of the killed.
The following is a special to tbe Leader,
the very latent received up to this time,
oneo'clock p. m. : CharlesS. Carter, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., says that he was sitting
in the palace oar with three other* engaged
in a friendly game of cards, when
suddenly he heard the window glass
in the forward part of the car breaking.
[and almps.tinstantlyj.iie CM.r lvegnn. to fall.
He was sitting with bis back toward the1
front of the car, and as he went down be!
sat as quiet a< he could. When the car
struck the bottom he found himself almost
unhurt, although one of the gentlemen
playing with him, whose name he
did rot know, was killed instantly, while
the other, ? Mr. Shepherd, of
New York, had a leg broken. Mr.
Carter aay* that the front of the
car was much lower than the
rear, ami that the flames in the fiont l?egan
to cat their way upward and spread
with great rapidity. He turned to the
assistance of Mr. .Shepherd and with
great difficulty succeeded in gelling him
out, the broken leg impeding their advance.
When Shepherd was fairly out
Carter returned to the assistance of a
woman who was calling for help at the
front end of the car, he got her nut and a*
she was quite thinly clad he gave her
his overcoat. After reaching a hotel, be
found that he was severely bruised in
several places.
In the great peril of the hour men
rushed down to the scene of the disaster
ready to help anybody. He saw a woman
struggling for life and went to her assistance.
He carried her by main force to
the solid ice, and then urged by the cries
of the mother went back to the rescue of
the daughter, a sweet child of or 4
years oi age. The treacherous wood
in splintering had caught the child in its
grasp and the fire completed the horrible
work. The man was compelled to see the
child enveloped in flames and to hear
her cry of "Help me, mother" ringing
out in the agony of death on the ears of
the cruel night. In n moment she was
lost,swept up by the sharp tongue of lire,
while her mother in helpless agony fell
to the earth in a deadly swoon.
There was on boara a family named
Bennett, on Uieir way from New York
State to Jefferson, Ashtabula county.
The father and mother got out of the
wreck, but the children were only saved
by being tossed from the arms*of one
man to another over the burning wreck
un Saturday morning, the mother who
was enciente gave birth to a child, the
event.being hastened by the excitement
she had undergone. Mrs. Frame,of Rochester,
burnt about the lower part of the
body, in in a precarious condition, and it
in the opinion of Dr. Schneider that she
ban but a slight chance for life. Shopherd,
whose rescue was previously tie*
scribed, had one of bin legs l'early smashed,
so much so that it had to be amputated.
The operation wan performed
at 3 o'clock in the morning. He is doing
well. It seeuis that the train must have
just about covered the bridge wheu it fell,
uh the fragments lie clear across the ravine;
touching the base of thtabutments
on either end. When one stands at the
foot of the ravine and looks up, it seeuik
an utter iuipnsftibility that any man
could take a leap from no great
a height and live, yet a' number
escaped comparatively unharmedj
and had it not been for the fire probably
not one-third as many would have been
lost. The water in the creek was only
| about three feet deep. It was thought by
some that when it is dragged a number
I of bodies may be found. A stock drover
in another witness as to the rapidity with
which the fire did its work. He gays he
was one of the 6rst out of the wreck and
that five minutes had not clawed before
the whole thing was aflame. Ihe railroad
officers did all in their power for the alleviation
of suffering. They also neemed
anxious that thefactsnhould be published,
and desired to suppress nothing. Every
facilitv possible was given to the representativesof
the press to go to the bottom
of the farts in every instance.
A special train loaded with some of the
injured, left Ashtabula at 8:15 this morning,
consisting of an express, passenger
and palace car. In the latter the beds
hud ail l>cen made and in them were
placed the worst of the -victims, those
able to sit up being accommodated in the
front car.
The names and destination of these are
as follows: Peter Li verba r?gu, 2CRo*?
street, Cloveland; V/ml Dinun, Charles
Keeker, A.Gibson, \V. B. Sanders, John
J. Lador, K. Monroe, A. Burnhnm,R. Austin,
Walter Hays and Chas.Patterson, go
to the hospital, >.l Cleveland; R. llarrold,
Cincinnati: Mrs. \V. F. Lew, 31
Walnut street, Cleveland; H. Tilden, 52,
Hamilton street, Cleveland; Dr. Ctris-j
wold, Cleveland; H. DJ Champline 53
Water street, Cleveland; Mrs. Davis goes
through 1o Cincinnati. The above ar-J
rived at Cleveland iu safety.
3:40 p.il?The following ia the very!
latest complete and correot Hat of the
V reck of the Circassian
'he Loss ot All on Board
<% ll?*?rlreuillug Mrene.
Nf.nv York, I>ecember 31.?The nee
nil wreck of the ship Circmuion in th<
iost disasterous that ha* occurred on th<
ong Inland coast since the wreck of th<
ohti Milton, 15 year? ago. She rar
iliore in a blinding ?now storm and all
i board, thirty persons, were lost. Th(
ew of the Milton were frozen stifl'in the
gging, their arms standing straight out
i front of them. The men on board
le Circassian had finished on Friday
ght nil necessary preliminaries for itching
the hrwser with which she waa
drawn off during the early hours of
e night, and the wind freshened a litte
id sea began to run very high unj^aj
tout G o'clock when it began to break
ear over her. The men, apprehending
inger, went into the fore rigging where
ey were ordered for the greater safety
all on board, thirty-two souIm all
Id, remained thns exposed until
.rly in the morning, when it wan deemed
Ivisahle to shift quarters as the falling
the top hamper, caused by the rolling
the vessel, made it difficult to hold on.
le crew waa safely transferred to the
izzen, where signal* of distress were
uwn. All this time the shore was in
ain view, the moon was shining bright,
and the fires built by the crew of the
fe saving station showed plainly the fig ca
of the crowd on the beach hurrying
and fro in vain endeavors to nave the
en in the rigging. Ti was an awful suemne
for the poor fellow* lashed to the
izzen mast and yards of the ship. They
w attempt after attempt made to estabih
communication with them fail and
ch failure seemed to measure their puria?e
unon life. Ever? effort to get a
Ht ofl'"the shore proved futile; as often
it was attempted the sea drove it high
id dry ou the beach.
Captain Henry Hunting, of life 9aving
ation No. 10, now brought a mortar
to service and several balls with ropes
tached were thrown out to the ship,
ne of the cords reached the ship, but its
?ld was not very secure and it presently
11 ofl', and the slender thread upon
bicli thirty-two human lives depended
is snapped forever. The station men
1 the while these trials were being made
uld see men in the rigging quite plainand
hear their cries for help. Many
the weather-beaten heroes on shore,
lio have been wrecking vessels and
ving lives since boyhood, were moved
tears by the piteous importunities of
e wretched men ofl' shore. The vionee
of their efforts to save theorew misated
the suspense that would otherwise
ive been felt during the early hours; but
hen the last charge was shot ofl', and
ithing else possible to humnn efl'oet or
avery remained to he done, they herme-iMjmanned-flnd
many of tbenvwrpti
he nervous excitement and Rudden instivity
utterly incapacitated them for
iv duty They could not leave the
tot, and it only remained for them to
main inactive and nee their fellows
srigh before jjieir eyes. To leave the
iach would only add to the terrors of
e death that stared its victims in the
ce, and to remain inactive would prob?ly
give cause for unjustteproach from
ie poor, helpless waiters on the wreck,
ijujrintendont Hunting and his men reained
and tried to answer the calls
otn the wreck, but nothing that wiis
id on the shore was heard on the ship,
i account of the blowing of the wind.
In terror and suspense the morning
ore on, the wind having veered around
i the meantime to the west and southest.
During the early part ol the night
tfore the men went into the rigging,
,e cables were slackened, but the ship
oved only a short distance, and connued
through the night to strike the
>ttom. Every time she struck the men
lought she would lose her masts, to
hich they had lashed themselves. While
luscious of the great danger and the
;ter impossibility of saving themselves
the mast should go by the board, it
ling of heavy iron, they were unable to
scken the lashing. Home of them with
oretelf pos-e nion than others had taken
lis contingency in their calculations
id had not securely lashed themselves,
id among thone were the only four sav1
from the wreck. At half past 4 a. m ,
dreaded crash came and the mitzen
ast went by the board, carrying the
ain mast with it. A treraenduous
veil had struck the ship aft aud raised
?r very high, when it re<?ded she thump1
heavily, and the terrific jar threw the
ast over the side,* the mast being iron
nvui IU iur U'liiimi iiimiciuniri v, i;arrvg
Willi it 28 HOII 1.4,
The Custom House officer, detailed to
iperintend the lauding of the cargo, in
is description of the terrible scene *ays '
lie ship was lying GOO feet off the shore,
id amid the howling of the tempest and
,e roar of the waves there wan borne to
ir ears the voicea of the poor fellows in
i? rigging,singing hymns and praying in
chorui to God. There was hardly a
y eye on the shore among us as we
ard the?e thrilling and supreme ap>
;als made to God. Among those on the
reck were ten Shinnecock Indians, who
i a rule are very good men, and during
lis agonizing scene, which lasted for
>urs, we heard these men praying,
he beach was lined with hundreds of
:ople, many of them women, sobbing
teously; some of them were the wives of
>omed men. The wind on shore raged
ith terrible violence, driving people
ther and thither. The life saving crews
Southampton, distant five and a-half
iles, and East Hampton, about the same
stance, arrived bringing mortars with
em, but did not try to use their life
ne, us nothing could be done. Thev
iwever, tired a number of blank shots
try and reanimate the courage of those
i board.
ludlau Outraged.
Cheyenne, December 31.?A courier
, Foft Laramie from Red Cloud Agency,
ported that two couriers, a mail carer
and a wood chopper left Sage Creek
irly Christina* morning, and two hours
fforesun down they were struck by a
irty of thirty Indians,within six miles ol
ed Cloud, who killed the two couriers,
imed Dillon and Keddy, also mortally
ounding the mail carrier, who had two
icks of matter, likewise severely woundI
the wood chopper.
The wounded only arrived at Red Cloud
isterday, being exposed during the inrval
to ths intense cold. They were
verely frozen. They reporthearingmore
ing in their rear in an hour after being
tackcd; supposed some other party had
ren aliacketl by Indians. A party have
>no out from uwl Cloud to search for
tatejfmivciitlon-Died ol Heart
Cairo, December 31.?At a meeting
sre last evening Hons. J. II. Oberly and
i m. H. Green, were appointed delegate*
i the State Convention.
A. L. Husaer. of South Bend, Indiana,
iw found dead in his bed this morning,
Atise, heart disease.
Urover on the Koad.
Omaha. Neb., December 31,-Go?eroor
rover, of Oregon, passed through here
lis morning, enroute to Wajaiogtoo,
ia, 8t. Loois. He wu met it the aepot
r a gathering of Democrat!.
wiicii 11 iwconien grauuauy apparent mat
those who vrere known to have been passengers
on thiit fated train do not make ?
their appearance. "
4;00 m.?The chief officials of the
Lake Shore Railroad Company have ar- t
rived at Ashtabula and are doing everything
to clear away the debrirt of tlie
wrecked train. It is hoped that an arrangemcnt
will be effected for the transfer . j
of-a linriretT* number of passengers to- V
night. The work of removing bodies '
from the wreck is still going on. Forty .
have a I ready. beeni brotigh tf (Hit and there
are still evidences ot many more under
the debris. It is impossible to identify c
more than three of the bodies. All the
rest are burned, charred and blackened 11
beyond recognition. *
Ashtabula, 0., December 31.?During "
the entire day over one hundred men "
have continued at labor clearing away ^
tlie debris of the wrecked trail) and ,
bridge in Ashtabula river. Their labor ^
was rewarded by the recovery of only ^
two more bodies and some unrecofjniza- g(
t?!o burned pieces of flesh, and the l?elief m
in gaining ground that many passengers
were totally or almost wholly consumed.
Intense excitement prevails, and scores "
of persons have arrived here from the east
and west in search of informstion
regarding missing friends, but
little satisfaction can be given them. "
Telegrams are also being constantly re- |
reived n??kirig for news of absent ones. .
The boxes in the freight house contain- 1
ing bodies were numbered to-day and JV
white paper labels placed on those that ^
had been identified. There are thirty- ,(
six boxes of masses of charred and black- 1
cued flesh in the building. Of these the
following are supposed to be identified: j
Mrs. E. Cook, Wellington; Moggie L. .?
Lewis, St.-Louis; Lucy Thomas, Buffalo; !
Mrs.G. E. Palmer, Binghainpton; Isaac .f
Mever, Cleveland; Birdie Mever, Cleve- "
liinti; S. D. White, Uufl'alo, N'. Y ; Clat- ?
ence Gage, Charleston, III.; M. P. Coggswell,
Chicago; S.-W. Hart, Cleveland; Dr.
A. II. Washtiurn, Cleveland, Rector Grace '
Kpif>eopalCliurcli; L.J. Barnard, Buffalo; 1
Mrs, Minnie Mixer, Buffalo; Mrs.Ueorge, "u
Matron Huron Street Hospital, Clove- lu
land; Mattie George, Cleveland; G. A u'
Perrington, Express .Messenger, Buffalo; ?
John Pickering. Chicago; Win. Clemens,
Bel lev ue, O. ct
Justice E. W. Richards was empow- !"
ered to summon a coroner's jury and the f
following citizens of Ashtabula were se- 1U
lected: II. L. Morrison, G. W. Dickenson,
H. H. Perry, Dwight Faulkner,
E. G. Pierce, F. A. Pettibone. Before
hearing evidence and after viewing the aj
otciiu IM ino uinnsier nnu corpses, ine |Y
coroner authoriied the friends of the deceived
to remove the identified bodies to
their homes. The jury then expressed a
their intention to institute a careful in- .
v ^ligation into the causes of the accident. .
A. L. Stone, brakeman on the rear car,
who miriculonsly escaped unhurt, was j*
the first witness examined. lie thought
there was 160 persous on the train at the ,
timeof the accident;theexpresswas going .
at the rate of twelve miles an hour, little
faster than ordinary rate, when ap- _
proaching the bridge; after the accident j.
he ran to dispatch to prevent the other \
trains that he believed was following 1
from coming ahead; the cira were heated
by Baker's heaters and stoves.
Conductor B. Henn said that the train 0
consisted of a locomotive, smoking and
three ordinary cars, drawing room car
and three sleepers and baggage car; he
thought there were 131 passengers on .
boaru at the time accident happened; I11
some passengers think there were more.
It is anticipated that trains will be run 01
regularly on the line to-morrow, passengers
and baggage being transferred around
the chasm by sleigh*, which have l*en in
ubt* all d?t.
Other witne^ea were examined bvtho
jary but there testimony does not ilifl'er '
Irofii that of the conductor and brakeman. .
The jury adjourned at j o'clock until 9 n
a. m., when they will continue their ex- w
haustive investigation into the cause of
the accident. ^
Erik, Pa., December 31.?1 a. m.?-An- fla
Ashtabula special to the Erie Dispatch C(<
mentions the following incident: Miss
Mary Birchard, of Favetteville, Vt, and w
cousin to Governor Hayes, wis on the te
illfutcd train. The uncle from whom ?e
the Governor inherited most of his for- fi|
tune also willed Miss Birchard $29,0i)i}.
The three years allowed in which to eet- b,
tleup the estate and divide ihe proper*
ty hud expired and Miss Birchard was on b,
her way to tako formal possession. Her
name was not on the list of the saved. #
She was probably killed.
hied op his intuuie3, h)
Cleveland, January 1.?Peter Livenbro,
fireman of the engino Columbia, [C
which went down at Ashtabula, died at
his residence in this city at 12 o'clock. w
Two UroilierM Killed.
St. Lout.8, December GO.?Two broth-'
ers named ileurv and Wm. Mernhardt 1
ware killed on Thursday evening by the j G
1 ailing of a large mass ot coal from1 tli
I he roof of thek Greenfield coal mine'vl
I ear West Belleville, 111. 1 b;
i , r
$33,000 Damage.
New York, December HO.'?A lire last W
* night at No. 187 Bowery damaged the a
building and stock $135,000.
St. Louis, December 30.?The lo*s br -v
the burniug of the St. Louis Drug Co/s
1 atore last night it estimated at $00,000: oi
> insured $20,000. ?
1 saw mill UUBNKD.
1 Detroit, December 31.?II. A. & ft. o.
1 Weight's mammoth ateatn saw mill in A'
> this city was destroyed by lire Saturday
i morning. Look $30,000; insurance $15,
000. This mill was one of the mo.n com- j,
< plefe establishment* of the kind in the ?
; city, its capacity l?eing 100,000 feet of
lumber per day. The cause of the Are is
unknown. _ H
A Mlraculou* Escape.
Rutland, Vt., December 30.?There
were forty passenger* in the Montreal
through the bridge near Pituford, jut
none were seriously hurt, while the cars ^
and engine composing the train were
completely wrecked. The engineer and
fireman went down with the engine, but (>
escapcd unhurt, C'apt. Alford, oi Moil- cori
treat, and Mrs. W.J". Chambers, of lling- n<
hampton, are the only persons severely
bruised. The accident was caused by the \Yj
train running oil' the track and striking ''
the bridge, precipitating the structure
and cars to the ice below, resulting in a
mass of ruins. ..
- (Mill
Henllier Indications. Ul
War oarA*Tj(iiM, )
(lk'VKK Of TIIK ClilKK SlONAI. On'K.kH. V py
WAIIIINOTO*, 1>. C., January l-l a. *.) J\J
In Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, generally
cloudy weather and snow or rain,
north to east winds, alight changes in
temperature and a falling barometer. \t
For the Lower Lakes, generally cloudy
weather and snow, with falling barom- I C
eter, no decided change in temperature, 'J
and south to west winds, during the day
shifting to north and east. ^
lutliun Hkid. '"w,
Jjiadwood, D. T., Decembtr it.?On Vy{|
Wednesday last Indians made a dash at ntj
Spear Fish, rah off a large herd of horses.
Win. Smith, who witnessed the transac- A
tion,gave the alarm, and a number of ** '
armed men started in pursuit and cap- A
tured all but twenty of the horses. The
Indians, about fifteen in number, es, No.
Sjaoxv Slides. M
Hllt Lake, December30.?There havo f|1
been several snow slides in Little Cotton- *- *
wood canon" within the pant few day*, ^
carrying away several hundred feet ol
enow sheds over the railroad. Yester- "
day a Hnow slide occurred above Alia, p,
which buried in their cabin two French- and
men, Charles Hautain and Louis Labrei.
Their bodies were brought to Alta to-day. "J^
..... ftoliceoi .UxiUc?l?
Washington, December 30.?It is un- derstood
that papers were nerved on Gen.
Banning to-day, giving formal notice of ^
Hon. Stanley Matthews' intention to conle?t
his election as a member of the next it
House of Representative* from the 2d ?L
Ohio District. *
chimes; and camuai/me*.
fatal Kerosene Accident.
Columbia, December 81.?Mrs. Thamas
Kelly was fatally burned thi? morning ^?
by the explosion of a coal oil lamp.
Mllll In ncnnIoii.
JacIcsosville Fla., December 30.? If
The Senate Committee i* still in session.
No important developments have been
made. The Sub-Committee of the
House has not yet returned.
Nomiualed lor C'ougreft*.
New York, December 30.?David IN
Dudley Field has been nominated fur
Congress to till the unexpired term of
Smith Ely, elected Mayor.
!Vo Application lor Troop*.
Washisoton, December 31. ?The ^
President said to-night, that no application
for troops have been made by Governor
Marine Intelligence. ^
New York, December 30.?Steamships
S?rvia, from Hamburg, Wilhelm, from ?
Bremen, and Maas, from Rotterdam, ur Q
rived. **
Queehbtown, December 30.?Steamer
Pennsylvania, from Philadelphia, ar* An
nved. ___________
Keductlon in Telegraph Kate*. HoM
New York, December 30.?The A. & P.
Company have reduced rate* a* follows, ?
t.w. *r?J.... "' l
w uu 'uunua* : em(
New York to Chicago, 111., 50 centj-; to (,'"r
Cincinnati, Ohio, 50 cent*; to Cleveland, f*J
Ohio, 50 cents; to ColumbuH, Ohio, 50 wrii<
cenfs; to Davenport, Iowa, 75 cent*-; to
Detroit, Mich., 50 cenk?; to Indianapoli-, f
Ind., 00 centa; to Louisville, Ky., 00
cent*; to Peoria, 111., 74 cents; to Mil- sc
waukee, Mich., 75 cent*; to St. Louis, coi>ti
Mo., 75 cents; to Toledo, Ohio, 50 cent*
to Wheeling, W. Va., 50 cents. ma^s
, ___ of -<
' colli;
We understand that a Wheeling mail knr
came to Bearsville a day or two ago und with
that the mail carrier returned to Wheel- UUU1
ing after another load without bringing s ^
the New Martinsville mail down. If lhU.l;&e
in the cane it should certainly be looked u?u
into by the proper authorities. If Went
Virginia ia supposed to be slightly Dem- ^
ocratic, and Wetcel county mora so?we ^
still insist that communication should Iks
kept up semi?occasionally, anyhow, with -'"J
the outside world.?Neva Ma itinmlle Me?
itnytr. Tl
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qhas. e. DWioirr,
[ prejured to make cweful and complete Riuly.vt *ul1
of intn (ires, Limestones, Mineral Wairr*, etc. p
Ijitmrstnry ror. 24th and Chspllue utrwti
u!2 ' 'Whwlin>. W Vn. (jif,C
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25 a 27 fottrthkhth st.
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fficf- No. 42 Fourikkxtu strut,
ier of Market,
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with Daniel Lamb No. 1318 Market
Mrtstl. Office up Htaira.
1318 Market Street, (over City Bank,)
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Attorney at Law,
llsctloas prompt If msnlc- Money loaitd,
i iruKsutfcd. Note* discounted,
II prsotius la tbo Htutea of Ohio sad Weal
It*, cur, Third and Market itmts, la Dou?LHloc*
StwitwtiTtlle, Ohio. ?p!2
Lttorney at Lawt
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