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KSTA BLISIM'ID AUGUST 24,1852. - WHEELING, WEST YA., SAT U ill) AY MOltNING, SEPTEMBER 4,1886. VOLUME XXXV.?NUM15K11 11.
ouu i; Nu?.ii3iuul a7 Fuurtueuth Street.
Tit K wheat aud corn markets do not in
dicate iiiiumdiate war in Europe.
Tub tone of our exchaugea indicates a
decided improvement in busiuess in al
most all part* uI tho country.
? On, leaned are being quietly taken in
iirjuku county. Au experimental well
jie&r tiio lVnnuylvania line its talked of,
Tu* price of nu ural gas to the nail milla
hereabouts seems to be tixing itself at two
au<i u half conta per keg of nails produced.
Tug experience of 167U threatens to re
peat itself this fall in the nail market.
There id a good demaud at unremunera
Tim model letter-writer now directs that
a letter from an affectionate eon to hid
father shall begin: "I take my type
writer iu hand to let you know," etc.
govs ol the urge mercantile houses of
thin city repurt a very fair condition of
business as compared with this time last
year. The splendid crops of this region
uro given as the explanation.
I'uoK. Dawson, oi Kuglaud, ia now on
top m a scientist. In hia London address
on faeaiiay night lost he intimated that a
disturbance was probably in progress at
tiiAt very time on this side of the Atlantic,
Aud sure enough there was.
Tin: Itopubiicau primaries are to be held
thid evening! ami it ia necessary that a full
turnout of the party should be had. The
nominations to be made are for the most
important ollices in tho city and county,
ami cars should be taken to select the
most competent men.
J'krsons who have usuperdtitioua dread
o! Friday will be interested to learn that
this ia a thoroughly Friday year. It catno
in on Friday, aud will have fifty-three
Fridays, Four months of the year have
live Fridays each; changes of the moon
occur live times on Friday, and the lous
es'. and shortest days are Fridays,
It skbms to be u fact that yellow fever
has actually made its appearance on the
gulf coast cf Mississippi, between New
Orleans aud Mobile. btill there need be
n) cause to aesume that it will spread,
(or the means of surrounding, quaranting
ami stamping out the fever are better un
derstood now than formorly, us aleo
the means of successfully treating the fever
Bumiaria is h country of 34,000 square
mUch, or a little over one-fourth more'
area than Wist Virginia, and ia not dis-|
similar to West Virginia in its geographi
cal /natures, the Balkan rango corrospond-1
in* to our Alleghenios, It is the key of
the south end of tho Peninsula (Turkey
iu iurope) on which Constantinople
stands, aud this fact is what makes all tho
trouble, Kusaia wants the koy because
she intends to unlock tho Balkan gates.
IT n(?ui that Mrs. Victoria Morlalni
Schilling, tlio banker's daughter, who
crealoil such a sensation two years ago in
Ne* York by marrying hor lather's coach
n has at last tired of tho unequal and
unnutiiral companionship and sloped with
an "uttinity" to whom oho bccarno at
tached at tho Catlno in New York where
she sings as a proletslonal, Thifl is the
natural end oi such a marriage, and shows
the very poorartiolo of human clay out of
which this sensational woman waa made
noUlthslandlng her father's liberal ex
penditurefl for her education.
Wheki.ino Is on the eve of anothor an
stale Fair. Those yearly exhibitions
are Invaluable to llie city. They bring
people from abroad by thousands, and
spread the fame oi Wheeling's manufac
turing and commercial importance and
her line institutions far and wide. The
people of the city cannot too strongly on
coinage those who have charge of the
fair. Anything that helps them helps the
town. And enlightened selfishness, which
Hcuma to appeal most strongly to Nail
City residents, ought to induco tho city
to do all in her powor to make tho fair an
assured and Increasingly successful en
fyrwt DlipdM to t\e JiitclUjiitcer.
UitciiibO. II., Sept. 3.-Tho Republican
County Convention hold hero to-day wan
large, enthusiastic aud harmonious. Col.
J. >1, MeKinney was lioniluated for the
tlouaool Delegates and Beniamln McOin
uis lor Oommlsuloner. Tho Convention
adopted a resolution to the effect that
?while tho delegates go t> tho Congression
al Convention unlnstructod and free to act
in tliu Interest ol harmony and success,
still It Is tho unanimous sentiment of the
Republicans of ltitchle couuty that 1'. W.
?Morris be the nominee for Congress.
fiiMMt Templars timml LimIk*.
S?wI.ii tlivateitu lArj/mrilWrncfr.
Mahv.'KSIIUMi, W. Va., Sept. 2,?West
Virginia Grand Lodge of Good Templars
adjourned here to-day. Thoy met on
Wednesday with a large attendance, and
a largo amount of business was transacted.
The olllcers elected are! Grand Chief
Templar, W. A. Sucker, ol llltctale coun
ty; Urand Vice Templar, Mrs. KlsWade,
Unyandoite; Grand Secretary, J. II. Mor
gan, ollterkeley county, Grand treasurer,
Thomaa Hargenf, Grand Representatives,
1. J. lletieH and K 1. Freer The next
meeting will bo hold at JVes on on the
tint Wednesday in Hepleinbsr 1887.
Prominent Pennsylvania!! Demi.
TiviiiviU-*! 1*A., Sept. 3.?1" W. Boltes,
well known In the G. A. It. Mil Knights
ol Honor circle! ol Pennsylvania, died In
lliis city to-day. Ho ssrved In Ihe
V. glity-tnlrd Pennsylvania lleglment, was
a I'ait Dictator of Petroleum Lodge o
KnlghU of Honor No. 4011, and * (Nqnent
delejtaie from these lodges to HUte anu
Nutiotiftl ontampmenUi tuu conventions.
Window <?Ihm WnfkiM lleinnndi*
1'innnumiti, Pa., Sept. 8,-Ata ineotlng
ol the window glass worker! of the west
ern district hold liore to-night, the aotlon
ol the national convention. In demanding
an advance In wages Wat unanimously
conDrmed. Tho mooting waa lor the pur
poio ni considering the advisability ol
accepting Isst ysar'a wages,
NsmuiiA causes sleoplesa nlghti ol
agony, tit. Jacob* Oil bring! test and
The Htrlckou City of CUrlestuti
Visited by the Earthquake
NEAR MIDXIGUT YESTERDAY,
Itut Happily N? >'?ry ?erlous
THE CONDITION OF THE CITY.
The Buildings in a Shaky \\ ay.
Business bomeviliat Reviving.
Oiublbrom, 8. 0., Kept. 3.-At one
minute part 11 o'clock to-night another
terrific shock passed over the city. Con
sternation again prevails, l'cople camp
lnjj in tha public squares are singing and
F7aharp abode oi earthquake was felt;
juat betore 11 o'clock to-night.
buildings tell. A *?>?? *oma"'
known, was killed by a tailing wll 'blB
Vaulo utsuvuiiimli. '
? 11 and people were W"
thoroughly terrified. All the structures
were desortod and everybody will olwp
iatUe-tttroota to-nitfht. j
Very Mnrlwd nt
IUWiuii, N.O.. 8?pt.3.-At lloclack
to-night a well defined shock ol e rtb
Itu.liml to !>?? 8'"""' , '
Wiluisutos, N.o., Sept. 3. -Ano>
distinct but not severe earthquake shock
I H I,?rn at 111'. U. Much alarm was
created ami inuny people rushed Irom
their nouses to the streeis.
Auuusta, Ga., Sept. 3,?At 10:*> r^M.
another shock was distinctly felt.
streets are again filled with people.
Ciu.il Orel U,,item..,.I.
Jacksonviu-i*, Fi.a., Sept. 3, ?
to-night ? distinct shock ol earthquake
was lelt hero, lasting live Btconds. It
caused great excitement.
Fell lit Washington.
Wasbinotok, D. 0? Sept. 3,-At about
11 o'clock to-night another shock ol earth
quake was WtV
Atlantic coast. It was not! altend db)
any damage as tar as can be learn
cdf but It wife strong enough to
cause a stampede from
Instruments ot the telegraph operators
iu Charleston, Augusta and Cnluruhia anci
perhaps oilier places. They soon returned,
however, and resumed bu,lneM. Tl?
shake was felt t<am Jacksonville to
Washington. It wasplainly percepltlblelt
Washington, but not so strongly as or
Mimic at Itlcliuioiiil.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 3.?At 11:30 to
night a shook cf earthquake w?s hit hero
In gome places. In the upper part of Iho
city it wob ns eevoro aa tliat ot Titemlay,
people in some lines leaving their beds
and rutliing into tho streets. The oscilla
tion is said to havo been very perceptible
from eoutlioast to northwest. No noise
accompanied the shock.
LIFTING III'.U H15AD
Out of llor (1 riot ? ClmrlcNton ricking Up
Cuamjsston, S. 0., Sept. 3 ?Thero Is no
special change in tbo situation this morn
ing, but as there wore only twoshocksand
very light ones during tho night there is a
little more confidcnce than yosterday.
The sympathetic articles In the newspa
pers and offers of aid from different quar
ters are a great encouragement to the
stricken people of Charleston, Tho most
urgent need 1b now for the oarly repair of
tho injured building* so aa to make them
inhabitable. High winds and heavy rain
would bring many Bhatlered buildings to
tho ground and Injure the hundreds ol
residences which havo defoctive roofs.
It would bo of great service If a corps
of Government engineers could be sunt
here at onco to examine the houses and
other buildings and determine which of
them can bo safely occupied or allowed to
stand. Tbo local architects have their'
hands more than full. Tho President has
authorlied the Secretory of War to send
here a hundred tents, but more than that
number are needed. It is reported that
there was a severe shock at Sumniorvlllo
this inom'ng, hut the report is not yet
Many representatives of leading jour
nals are here to write up and photograph
DWSU.t.NO IN TKNTS,
The situation is still deplorable. Kudoly
Improvised tents constructed principally
of bed clothing are to he seen everywhere.
l'Vw persons have as yet slept Indoors and
tho houses are descried ss If by a plague.
Stricken thousands have slepl wltb noth
ing but the canopy of hoaven above them.
After tho parks and public rqnares were
tilled last night tbo inhabitant! suspended
overcoats, bed quilts, etc., from fences
ovsr tbo sidewalks and thus pasted the
night. Manv enj iyod repose nniler open
umbrellas, the hundreds of which were
stuck In the ground. The morn aris
tocratic people camped In their own yards.
Tho colored people say tliey will not
return to their homes until at least anoth
er night has passed, and tlioy may be
seen taking their coffee and eating their
dry bread beside the place where they
slept. On the whole, howovor, It may be
salil conlldenco Is returning, and should
there not be a renowal of the earthquake
Charleston will bo lu her usual bustle ol
buslneis within twenty-four hours, al
though Inconvenience and delay will be
eipeilenced (or months to cone.
This morning's AViri mil Courier an
nounced In double-leaded held lines that
Charleston Is ready for business despite
tho earthquake and its ravages) that tho
warehouses give ample accommodation |
tho wharves are lu etcellent condition,
the compresses are fully up to their work
and tho merchants and inanulicturers un
daunted by misfortune, have girded up
their loins anew for the battle of commer
' niAiir ron dviixmi.
Continuing, It says: "Charleston, we
say, Is M well able as evor to transact any
business that can be obtained and Is as
ready as ever to give to customers from
every part of the country the commercial
facilities they require and the attention
and good faith they have a right to expect.
Let It not be Imagined (or a moment that
Charleston is Jalttinn In her aahes bewail
in* the loan of millions. The lull con
sciousness ol tiie loss is here. It is under
stood fully that far more than the earn
ings of twelve months were swept away in
leas than a minute. But for all this and
because of this Charleston is only the
more determined to malutain the com
mercial poaition it has wou and is fortu
nately situated and will be able as well as.
ready to deal successfully with every de
partment of trade and every branch of
An appeal la made to the City Council
for monetary assistance in the form of an
appropriation, but the S'tin uiui Cuurier
admonlshea those who extend aid to con
line themselves in so doing to people in
circumstances or conditions rendering
them able to help themselves. Very
little has been accomplished up to this
writing to relieve the city of itu appear
ance and desolation. As the eye takes In
the leught of a atreet it is met by heaps
ofdebriesof every possible description;
breaks been in plastering, laths. Bhinulea,
lumber and household and olllce furni
ture and all kiuds of building material in
annua. Whole fronts or sidoi of build
lugs have fallen out leaving the furnish
ings in somo instances intact.
A two atory brick building on State
street between Broad and Chaliueis pre
sents an Interesting appearance of this
description, The lower lloor la usod for
merchandise and the upper lloor us a resi
dence. The whole lrunt fell out, leaving
the interior exposed to view. The pictures
and mirrors are on tue walls and the
chairs remain aa they were left by the
fleeing families. The beds are untouched,
gas turned on and the view of the store
room in as it was when the first shuck
came. Evidently the owner hasnotgulned
courage to warrant his return.
TUK ALAKUl.NO rXATUIIK.
The alarming feature of the present
condition of allalrs rests In the shaky con
dition of the buildings. Nine-tenths of
the brick structures are cracked through
nnd through and threaten to tumble. The
chimneys that have not actually fallen are
badly careened and would fall if touched.
A reporter who has just made a tour of
that portion of the city most disastrously
dainayed, stati a that tho structures dam
aged are mostly fifty years and more of
age. Not a single substantial building
was seen which had not suffered jnu
teriaily from the shock. Until somo time
shall havu elapsed and conlidence shall
have been fully restored most of the shat
tered building will not be entered. A
shock at this lime would be more disas
trous than all of those which have al
ready been experienced, anil the build
iugB could easily bo shaken to atoms.
An examination of the material from
the wrecked structures uhows them to
have all been frail, The Charleston and
one or two other leading hotels have be
gun to receive gueste, although but a small
portion of their houses are in a condition
to be occupied. Inquiries continue to
p:?ur in from frionda of Charlestoniaus in
different parts of the country, cuncerning
the loss of life. Tho suurch for the dead
ia progressing, hut it is believed that all
the bodies have been found. This morn
ing the-employes of the Houthern Tele
graph Company returned to thecommodi
ous uiuin otllco on Broad street, cleared
up their delayed wotk and resumed ser
Columuia, H. C., Sept. 3.?Advices from
Suminervillo slate that tho town of Wal
terhoro, twenty-live miles dlstunt, was
severely shaken up by frequent earthquake
hut the inhabitants lied in terror to the
country. Information comes from Colle
ton county that the ruinbliug noises and
gentle oscillations of tho earth have not
ceased aud the Inhabitants feared ronewed
disasters. A party of colored men who
arrived at Kummervillo yestenlry report
ed a genuine volcano tifleou miles distant.
They declare that it vomits hot blue mud
to a height ol twenty feet, which rushes
tbwn the hillside in boiling torrents and
that lurid Haines issued through crevices
In the earth. They say a sulphurous odor
Impregnates the air and a dizziness comes
over uvery one who breathes it.
Expoi-ldico* of VlNitor* Who 1V?re Caught
In tlio Kurthqiiuko.
WABaiNnios, I), 0,, Sept. 3.?The flrat
posflengerH coming north (com Charleston,
South Carolina, arrived this morning.
They were unable to leave Charleston un
til yesterday morning on accountof the in
terrupted railroad communication. Thos,
U. Kelson, ol Baltimore, ono of the pas
sengers gave a reporter an account oi bis
experiences. "I was stopping at the
Charleston Hotel," ho said. "I was in my
room, which was on the third lloor.
When I lit my gas I heard a
noiao and supposed I had bro
keu something but could Unci noth
ing broken. I went to place
my hat on a bureau and juat then the
shock catfle, I would have fallen if I had
not thrown my liamle out and clung to
ttio window, it soeined as though the
hotel was lilted up aud swung backwards
and forwards' a distance of fifteen or
twenty inches at each vibration. I waa
territled. At tho first shock the lights in
the honso all went out. Then the plaster
ing began to fall, it flashed on my mind
that I should endeavor to get out of the
houso, and I got out Into the corridor and
groped my way In utter darkness and fall
ing plaster. Oilier peoplo in the house
were likewise) groping thoir way out.
The air was tilled with plaster dust. All
around was a terrible roaring and moan
ing sound, and tho din was heightened by
the falling of timbers.
A NAIIIIOW KtCAPB.
I found tho front door of tho house
closed,a fortunate thing for me, as It saved
my life. It took mu a moment to find the
knob and as I was looking for it, tons of
brick fell down from the uppor part of the
house, in front of tho door, 1 ran out
through the lieapB of fallen bricks anil fell
twice in getting to tho mlddln ofllioatreet,
There 1 remained terror stricken. Two
shocks camo alter 1 reached the middle of
tho street, a faint onesevon minutes after
the first, and another more violent, nine
minutes later. The three shocks oc
curred within sixteen minutes. 1 re
mained in front ol tho hotel
until 1 o'clock. 1 did not know what to
do, 1 was eo unnerved that I could
scarcely stand. As it became quieter and
no mora shocks occurring I went up tho
street to an open space and remained
there until three o'clock. There we iiad
another slight shook. At 3 o'clock I
wont to the flattery l'ark and found It
crowded, several thousand of terrified
people having assembled there. There 1
remained during the remainder of the
night. At 8 o'clock anothor faint shock
was felt. At daylight I like others felt
more encouraged and I moved around to
see what destruction had been done,
won* or dwthuctiox,
I found at the battery front some of the
most costly houses in the city cracked
from the ground to the top, and some por
tions of the buildings were destroyeil com
pletely. The terror among the people dar
ing the night were Intense, Tliey rushed
through the streets frantically calling on
Clod to have tnercy upon them. People
who perhaps never prayed before tiien
prayed aloud. The greatest terror and
confusion reigned everywhere. The peo
ple, when the shock caiue ran, Men, wo
men and children came out Into the
streets in their night clothing and remain
ed In that way during the night huddled
together In the streets. None would ven
ture back into the houses.
Mr, Folson said that he thought the pub
lished estimate ol dataagi was loo low and
that tbreo-fourths of the city would have
10 bo rebuilt. The peoplo killed were
killed while leaving their bouses hy the
falling ol debris. All who could leave the
city were leaving yesterday.
Mr. P. I. Bennett, left Obarleston yes
terday on the tlret outward train. There
were live cars packed with refugees. For
the tint two miles the train moved very
slowly. The rails were twisted. An the
train went along the peoplo in tho car
noticed another shock, This further
twisted the rails. It was possible, bow
ever, to proceed slowly, The people are
at work digging in the rulna for bodies,
and until that work is completed it will
be impoasibie to tell, or even guess any
way accurately at the nutnbsr of casual
"Have the reports of the disaster been
"Not a bit ol it. It would be impoasi
bie to pat into words any description of
the diaaater anil its effects. My wifj and
I spent two nigbts ou the commons us
did thousauds of other people, To de
pict the dreadful scene would be beyond
auy man's powers. There is uot one
bouse lu ten that will not liavu to be ru
bullt. There was a peculiar difference in
the manner iu which brick and frame
buildings went under. The wa Is of the
brick bnildings swayed and fell over;
while the building, built of wood simply
"Were there any peculiar conditions
proceeding the shocks?"
"Yes. It became terribly hot about
twenty minutes before the shock, It waa
a peculiar, scorching beat that I never felt
before. 1 saw people on the streets taking
011 their coats and vests as tbey walked
along. Then there was a rumbling noise.
It was like a train of cars passing uuder a
a tunnel, ou the top of which one stands.
This rumbling and roar were followed by
the shocks and the terrible swaying
movements, and then the falling of
walls. On Wednesday all ynu could get
to eat was boiuo canned goods. All the
stores were closed and all the Hotels. No
one would go into the bouses to cook."
Iu leaving Obarleston, Mr. Bennett no
ticed on botft sides of the track evidence
of volcanic eiuptions. I'hospbate, color
ad red and blue, and water bad been
NO 13XAUI, KKATION*.
Nio HttporU Sunt Out ilo nut Ailixiuatoly
Duncrlbu tliu Htrlukuu City.
CiiAitLKHro.N, 8. 0.. Sept. 3.?A corres
pondent who arrived at Charleston thia
morning from Washington with a some
what sensatioual yet unbiassed idea of the
condition of the city from the effects of
the earthquake, has made a careful exam/
ination of the situation and gives as his
best opinion that the proas reports which
have not only not been exaggerated, but
have really fallen short of a description of
the devastation. Charleston is but a
crust of ruins, and her most substantial
buildings appear to hang together only
by the hairs in the mortar.
The people are yet terrorized, and con
sternation, though not as high as 24 hours
-go abounds. For tho iirst time in two
days men have beguu to clear away tho
debris, aud the streets begin to present
scenes of industry instead ot sorrow uloue.
The railroads tire all open to the city.
The stroet cars have resumed operations
and occasionally pleasure vehicles are
seen all presenting some of the usual life
of the metropolis of the Carohnau.
If there has been auy fault with the
press reports i( is to be blamed only upon
? he demoralized condition of the telegraph
facilities. This includes the wires, the
batteries and the operators. The wires
were very generally destroyed by the fall
ing building in Charleston. The heavy
strings of wires from the general
ofliuea pass up the center of the
streets till they reach tho regular
liues of poles, and the telephone wires are
supported by cross wires. Home of these
stringa of wires extend three or four
BquAres in distance, and at points are not
over fifteen feet above the ground. The,
falling buildings in many instances twisted
the wires into compact cables which could
not be disentaugied. A few new wires
have been put up, the linemen working
day aud night.
"I have not alopt a wlnlc (or throe
nights," exclaimed tbo foreman of a line
men's gang an hour ago, "and I would not
repeat the work I have done during that
lime for the whole telegraph company."
The Southern Telograpu Company are
rendering prompt service now, but are
overwhelmed with business. The West
em Union Company insures "reasonably
prompt" servico to Washington, New
York and intermediate points. Tlio ser
vice in the South is yet demoralized.
The operators who have hitherto
been pretty shaky, and aud in many
instances refuse to work in buildings, are
returning to their Instruments, which are
now located mostly in frame structures.
Large numbers of commercial and other
messages received from business men,
friends and relatives of the citizens of
Charleston throughout tho country, are
piled up in the telegraph offices. The
parties to whom they are addressed being
?o distracted that they be found, 01 the
companies not being ablo to secure ade
quate messenger service.
THE COLORED t'EOl'LK,
How Thoy Woro Terrorized by llio Awful
ClIAKLKSTON, 8, U., .Sept, II?It would
be simply impassible to exnggerato
or to depict in sufficiently descrip
tive language the ,effect of the
visitation on Tuesday night on the
colored people of Charleston. There
never was until within the past few days
an opportunity of noticing a public ex
blbltlon of superstitious fear to tho degree
that baa existed aming all classes
of the colored' people siuco the shock of
Tuesday night. Thoy fled from their
bouses, and as thoy rau hither and thither
through blinding clouds of pulverised
mortar, which was shaken from
the houses and aroso again from
the streets, thoy tilled the air with dismal
groans of despair and lamenta
tions of terrified distress. As usual
with them in their funeral devo
tions tho namo of Jesus was most
frequently used, and as If auppllcallng
(iod face to face they shrieked out in the
very helplessness and pathos of despair
such sentences: "Do, my dear Master
Jesns, have mercy on us I"
"Oh, aweet Jesus, save me, save me I"
"Let me live through thlsnlgbUlearUod,
'?11 Id mo up once more, Thou blersed
Christ, my Master," ami other tear
ful supplications which Intensified the
horror of the situation and went far to
ward demoralising the white people, who
were also rushing blindly hither and
Tlir Itrilpt .M<111?urr>?,
Wasmkciton, D. 0., Kept, a.?The scien
tists of this city hive about finished their
vatioui explanations respecting the causa
ol tbo recent earthquake, and the people
of Washington have turned their atten
tion to Charleston and 111 suffering Inhab
itants. Although no appeals (or aid have
bion recoived, public sympathy In tho
aevoral depirtnienli,anxious lo take some
substantial form, has prompted the start
ing of funds for thslr relief. The mer
chants are also engaged in preparing
contribution) ol clothing and starting re
There ire quite I numberol South Caro
linians employed In tho various depart
ments of the Government eorvlce here,
and their anxiety (or Information Irom
home In many Instances has been really
touching, Many ol ths employes in the
Treasury Department have contributed
' small sums of money lor the relief ol the
sufferers at Charleston, and nearly $100
thus subscribed has been telegraphed by
Comptroller of the Ourrenoy Trenholm to
to the city authorities at Charleston.
The Exming Critic has a substantial
fuuil under way, and In leveral of the
banks and Urge business institutions a
generous spirit is manifested in oilers to
contribute. The Department officials also
staml ready to extend Government aid
ficiuutillu Expert uu the ISurthquuke.
London, Sept. 3.?At the meeting of the
lirltieh Association yesterday, prior to tbe
opening ol business, there was a pood
deal of conversation about the earthquake
in Ameriiu. Inquiring spirits tried to
draw out Principal Dawson as to whether
the event had modified bis opinion on the
In an interview last night Frof. Saw
son said: "The phenomena of the present
earthquake convulsion in America and
elsewhere, but particularly in America,
are extremely jmuling aud completely
upset some ol tbe conclusions set forth in
the address 1 read last evening; there
fore 1 decline to express further opinions
nr Btato my vietvs until I heir from
Prof, Powell, of the United Suites Ueo
loglcal Survey, at Washington. The
score of other eminent geologists now at
Uirmingham are uuaniniuusly of tlieoplu
ion that the wide area over which tbe
shocks extended point to a deep focus ol
the disturbance, for the deeper the tocua
the more extensive the vlbratlonB, It
will be itupossiblu to gauge their real aig
nilicsuco until a large number of accurate
observations have beeu made of the pres
ent disturbances, similar to those made
ten years ago."
Washington, D, C., Sept. 3.?The fol
lowing dispatch was received by cable to
diy from tjueen Victoria.
Balmoral, Sapt. 3, 1888.
To the Prctident ol the UniUd Mala:
1 desire to express my profound sym
pathy with the Butl'erers by the lute earth
quakes, aud nwait with anxiety fuller in
telligence which 1 hope may show the
ellects to have been lees disastrous than
reported. The Qubkn.
SEVEN 3IEN Ill'li.S'Kl).
A Terrible llolocuuiit ut a lluiigiirluu
Williams tout, I'a., Sept. 3.?Word has
been roceivud here ol a shocking calamity
which occurred about midnight last night,
live miles and a half above Sonestown, on
the lino of tho Williamsport it North
Branch Railroad, where u largo number of
Hungarian laborers are employed on an
extension of tho road. A ahamy, In which
over twenty ol these men lodged caught
tire last night from the overturning of a
a stove while the men wore asleep. Six
teen men slept on thcsecond Uoor. Those on
the ilrst floor.and all on the second floor but
seven succeeded in getting out. The other*
wore left to their fate and were roasted
alive in the burning shanty. Their charred
remains wore alterwards found in the
ruins. The men who escaped were so
panic-stricken that tiioy made no ellort to
save their companions. Tho remains of the
seven dead were removed to Sanestown to
await tho arrival of the coroner from Li
poite. Tue names of tne victims have
not yet bean received. An lluugarian,
named Sahnski, was murdered ami
his body hidden under a shanty
on the same railroad at Klkly
a short time since. When the shanty was
torn down portions of human remains
were found aud a quantity of bloody straw.
Tho men who occupied the shanty have
Tlio I'lttsbiirnlis IK-frutml by tlio l'orkopoll*
tnu Team-Other tiutueM.
Pmnuuuou, Sept, 2.?The Cincinnatie
defeated the l'ittaburgha this afternoon by
heavy batting in the til at inning and the
line Held work of Cnrpomer nnd Gorkhlll,
Attuiuiunco 2,100. Score;
timings 12 8 4 5(799
rliutiurutl 10000002 0? 1
ClncllinilUl t 0 U (J 0 0 0 1 ?? 6
Earnod runs, Cincinnati, 3, Two base
hito, Bnrkley, Mcl'hee, Jonea, Carpenter.
Passed balls, Baldwin, 2, Wild pitches,
Mullnno, 1; liulvin, 1, First base on
bails, off llnllane,4 First base on errors,
Pittsburgh, 1, Struck oul, by Muiiane,3;
by Ualvin, 2, Errors, 2 eacti. Base hits,
Pittsburgh, 8; Cincinnati, 11. Umpire,
Louisville, Sept. 8.?Foutz, after pitch
ing and winning six consecutive games,
was put in again to-day, and batted all
over the field by the home team, who
made a total of thirty-two bases on clean
lilts. The visitors played a loose fielding
game, Busliong hurt his hand and was
relieved by liobiusou. As Carutbers
stepped to the bat in the eighth Inning
lie received a telegram announcing the
death of ills father at Chicago. He was
relieved by Hudson. Score: .
Innings I ! II i I H I
LoutdVillo 2 2& 00000 *?15
fit. Louia 20800 a 00 *-7
Earned runs, Louisville 12; St. Louis 2,
Houie run Werrick. Two basil lilts,
Kerins, Browning, Mack 2,O'Neil 2. Two
base hits, Caruthcrs, Fouu. Three base
tilts, Wolf, White, Sylvester. Passed balls,
BuBhong 3, Kerins 1. First base on balls,
by Fuuik 3, Uainsoy 3. Struck out by
Fouls 1; Itamsey 8.
Niw Yoiik, Sept. 3.?The Brooklyn club
defeated the Athletics In a fairly contested
game at Washington 1'ark to-day. There
were nearly 2,000 people on the grounds.
Innings I 1 II t I I I I
Brooklyn 01020020 5?10
Atlllct.l* 2 10000 2 00-6
Earned runs, Brooklyn, 4. Two base
hits, Coleman. Three base hits, Swart
wood, MoTainminy. Passed bails, Peo
ples, 2; Robinson, 2, Wild pitches, Hen
Kiw Yoiik, Kept, 3.?Tlio Metropolitans
defeated tlio Balllmores atstaten Island
to-day without much difficulty. Score!
Innings. 1 3 14 6 0 7 1 1
Mi'traiwlltalis 11 I I 1 I 1 I 1-1
IMIUiiiora I III tl I 1 t-1
Earned runs, Mels, 6. Two base hits,
Nelson, Orr, Ktweman. Wld pitches,
Oushman, 1; Mctllnnis, 1. Passed bails,
Donobue, 1; Dolan, 1. Base liils, Mete.
Ill; Haiti mores, 2. Errors, Baltimore!,
2, Umpire, Uariln.
Alleged l'oUoiilii|f t'nuo.
I'lrrsnumnii Pa., Sept. 3.?Mrs. Elisa
beth Bunnell, of this city, was arrested to
day on a charge of administering poison
to lier newbew, KI ward Shaw, who la also
n nephew of William Shaw, the railroad
magnate. Young S<?w bearded with
Mrs. Bunnell and has been III since early
in July. lie la now In * serious condition
and may not rocover. Mrs. Bunnell
strongly protests her Innocence. Tho par
ties are well connected.
Syracuii, N. Y., Sept. S.?Early this
morning a freight train and * wild cat train
collided near Marcellue Station on the
Anburn branch of the Mew York Central
and Hudson ltlvsr ltallrosd. Both loco*
motive* were demolished and ten car
loads of merchandise were wrecked, The
IonU upwards of $100,000.
HIS BIG MISTAKE.
Alexander's letter to tiie Czar
Condemned All Around.
A YEItY CHAYEN APPEAL
For Substantial Aid from the
[Emperor of All the Itussias
MEETS WITH CONDEMNATION.
Au Attompt Made to Wreck the
Soni, Sept. a.?An attempt was made
to wreck the train on which was convey
ing Prince Alexander to Sofia. When
near Pbillppopoliatho engineer discovered
au objtruction on the track and brought
the train to a standstill. On Investigation
It was found that five sleepers had been
placed across the rails, secured in such a
manner that It took coosiderable labor to
rsmove them. Prince Alexander when
Informed ol the attempt upan his life,
showed no sign of fear, maintaining a calui
A contlict between the Revolutionists
and followers of I'rluce Aloxaniler Is fear
;d at Sofia, Colonel MutkurolT Is treating
with the rebel ollkers for their aubinls
lion anil the negotiations will probably be
It is stated that Russia has Intervened
lor the lives of the conspirators, snd that
Prince Alexander has decided to be lenient
t iward them. The l'rinoe has promised
King Milan to send a diplomatic agent to
London, Sept. 3.?The Daily Niwt says:
'Prince Alexander has been abandoned
ind isolated by agreement of the three
Empires. Nothing could oxceedthe humll
ty of Ilia letter to the Czir, which 1s only
equalled In degreo by the brutality of the
It is rumored that Prince Alexander's
lather wants to throw up his honorary
sojitniasion in a itusslan regiment, and
that the German and Austrian Govern
wants are trying to dltsuade him from
iloing bo, as such a course would be a
great offenco to theCiar.
Tho Standard says: "Prince Alexander
has committed a serious blunder, and the
anly unworthy act with which be can be
reproached. It Is carrying the comedy of
courtly diesimulation too far to pretend
that the Us?r did not approve of his dis
position. England has done her best to
promote peace in the Balkans. If she
(ails, Austria and Germany will either
auil'ergrnvo injury or make heavy sacri
fices. They may yet run the day they
abandoned Alexander to curry favor with
Pmurropoua, Sept. a.?Prince Alex
ander, when liu arrived hero yesterday on
his way to Sofia, was received by all the
resident foreign Ounaula, except tho Kus
alan. The l'rluce's entry to the city was
proclaimed by a salute of 101 guns, lie
was met by a great concourse of people,
headed by a number of bands inatoed
under a single leader. The bands wel
comed him by playing the national
anthein, tho puople cheering enthusiasti
cally. Tho Prince's return was tbeu cele
brated by u Tellaum aorvlce in the Ca
Prince Aloxander departed henoe for
Solla last evening. He intends to give
amnesty to all the Revolutionists who ask
11. biaiualofT, tho head of the Loyal Pro
visional Government which was set up at
Tirnova, declares that civil war in Bul
garia would be the only |ojsible pretext
tor the intervention of Uussia, and that the
restored Government of Prince Alexander
will do its utmost to conciliate the Czar
and alTeot a reconciliation between him
and Princo Alexander.
The Jtepublique Ftamaue on the pub
liehuil correspondence between tho Cur
and Prince Alexander, says: "Alter tbe
Czar's reply the houae at Jjattenberg may
be considered to have censed to rolgn iu
Bulgaria. That reply ulso humiliates
Kngland, whoso lauieutation nobody re
gards. liventa in Egypt proved England's
egotism. France must arrive at an entente
amliale with liuasia, both on the
Mediterranean and in the far eaat against
ViKNNA, Sept. 3?The Austrian press
generally pronounce Prince Alexander's
letter of the 3Utt> to the Czar, a fatal mis
take, and argue that his abdication is now
Paius, Sopt. 3.?Telegrams received here
from Sella state that tne Cz?r's reply to
Prince Alexander's letter has produced a
profound impression throughout Bulgaria..
Dispatches Bay that tbe Czar's proclaimed
hostility has paralyzed tho movement in
favor of Alexander's return to tho throue
and encouraged tho Revolutionists. It Is
further slated that l'rinca Alexander's
abdication is believed to be imminent.
Affair* in Ir?lmul.
Dublin, Sept 3.?lira. T. Sullivan, wife
of the Lord .Mayor of Dublin and a depu
tation of Irish ladies will go to Hawardon
to present to Mr. Gladstone a mammoth
declaration In favor of Homo ftule In
Ireland. The document boars the signa
tures of fiOO.UOO Irish women.
IIklkast, dept. 3? Rioting has been
made almost impossible by the perfected
measures taken by the police to master
any outbreak In its very lnclpioncy.
(tut no l'olntflm.
London, Sept. 8.?Lord Georgo Hamil
ton, first Lord of tho Admiralty, replying
to an Interrogative in the Houso of Com
mons this afternoon, denied that any agent
of tbe United Slates had acccsa, through
the firm of Sir William Armstrong A Co.,
to designs for naval vessels under con!!
denial consideration by the British Gov
l'OWl)llltl,Y AND I.AVTO.V,
All ox*(lrttii(l Otllrurof tlw Kiiliflitnof hnltor
PirrsnuHou, Sept, 3.?Kx-Grand Secre
tary R. D. Layton, of the Knlghls of
Labor, to-day gave somo startling Infor
mation regarding the operations of the
Home Club, of New York.
He tald: "I see tliat.a Charles Brown,
of New York, Is quoted as saying that I
was the Intended victim of the Home
Club. If Brown evsr was a member ol
that organisation be iu of so little note
that I never saw or heard ol him. I hare
been charged with being the originator of
the Powderlr story, but such Is not the
case. Now that 1 have been blamed with
giving the thing away, 1 may as well lot
people know what has been talked of la
select Knights ol Labor circles for months.
"1 know the alleged attempt on Pow
derly has been the subject of correspond
ence between the Kist and the Weet for
quite a whllo. 1 saw the Inception of the
Home Club, and during iny term of ollke
did all I could to crush the conspiracy,
1'rlor to the meeting of Urn General As
sembly at Now York In 'M21 received hall
a bushel ?f letters bearing skulls and
croesbones and threatening me wllli death
If I appeared at the Assembly. 1 know
that the conaplratora Intended to aandbag
me In New York, but I went atnong them
unarmed and (earing no injury, because 1
kept my face to them all tho time.
"In the Aatembly of 188.1 the mousy
contributed lot the relief ol ths striking
niIII anil uaed to fleet 1 red Turner as Gen
lln .m nV kr^' ! UJW claimed that tho
Home CJlub has been lUubaodud, but tb?
organisation is still kept up for its origins]
KMd,,wU1 ??8 *bB
rooted out it tho nrganuallon is to live 1
I helr'thS?^* . u,l!h Ulemb3r. ?nd
feat il fh? Ih?' e,toil1* ioevitablo de
"Atih? hR.iT n.ow *oiD* back cu '??
n ? (| . " chinond meeting Fred Tur
ner will be defeated, the Home Club will
be routed and Pow'erly will beauntained.
l owderly is a man of most excellent in
toutione, pure-souled, honest and/ar too
flood to be hounded by the lawless a?
'H represented |u the Home club,
These men must bo cleared out, and well
ia removed from the deleterious iu
iUn?7i, ? I';a"le''n "lique, who want
log purpose's?1*' pclltic'" 8aJ Pluud?
LJ3FT IIKIt Loyk.
Hie Klopeuieut uf sir., sdiilllu?-liuiv Ml,.
Itojioil in Eurmtat,
Nsw Yom, Sept. 3.?Victoria Moroslni,
lie daughter of Jay Gould's partner and
Intimate friend, Giovanni Moroslni, is
furnishing the public with amusement
once more, tier elopement with her
futher's coachman, Earnest Schilling, her
debut on the stage, aud the melancholic
linger and frenasy of the Italian tiuaucier
are romeinbered by all. A new scone has
B!'PP?d into the drama of tho
millionaire a daughter's life, ond fti
I" by no means lesj lurid than
those already presented to the nublfc
?he had deserted her hiiBlmiid, alier a
year and a half of married life, and cone
-but where she has gone nobody knows
Some say sho has returned lo her father
lud been sent by him for a f?w y?ara of
ini ?'?p8' ^Ut, tl,B deserted hus
band will not have it that way. He asserts
m LW f h1ppil}' u,llil a short time
I l'M a cloud crept over the domestic
torlzon, and to the sound of slow llddles
,lie heavy villain entered-a Bostonlsu, a
Jduate of Yale and one who devoted
Sis intellect to'the business of his father
irhlch is rubber. His nBatly engraveJ
ard is in possession of Mr. Sohilling
i?7 ^*?.'.4ita of tills iiiatpn iron
Jernan Mr. Hcliilhng hangs his reason for
believing that his wife no longer calls him
?Dearest Ernest," "My fj0?e " or ?!,Vn?
iiorself "Your Little Love." Mr. HchiU
Jug states that ills wife left nothing behind
i?ve some soiled linen and the iatch-key
imft J??i'1Br,/er?,unkln<1t 88 atie had
>1,100 iu the bank. Mr. Schilllnir thrown
>?f? ffih1 f'fiflnik ,ctf"a'"'anoe with his
miiS , 5"ow'ng nairative:
When 1 first entered the employ of Mr.
Sforosini I had not been fn the h ables
more than live mloutes before Victoria
jme down from tho houto to sue what tho
new choachman was like.' That was In
1Jrn".'g;> Ia 'i18 ?"?c"m
lin o't S thersl""er Sho used to make
two visits oyery day to look at tho horses
vm, m?? K? M0lmJ tho Btolile talking
ons whM, iP d '!'? T"y
lions which I construed as acts of her
Idnd heart, and the idea that she was
S mv'mlnV"? ?"'er U10tive "ever enter
d tnv mind. I was at one time kicked
-? ml!0!?" ttm recolvetl ? severe Injury
'discontinued until the end of three
months, whon one day I was surprised
boyond measure to hear her say: '
What 7 I asked.
<i .Hu1-?PP??Ue to hate.' I
r d,d tVw'^it'rwTy^a
tight Fs'n'lne/6^ ?th?rWlse> '?Ppo8lt? t0'|
"Tbon ?W meau thal'' ffas my reply,
her Mb! ,ec<"5? anW "Ild reiterated
Iter statement. Tbon somobody came
y 'Wli 8?ne 8lle con
touod in the same strain. I reasoned
with her and told her that we could not
?P my slender salary as she had been
K8i y t0' "ud th8t" "-ould bo very
? m nf.10 K? ,aw?y' Hho Bald she
*ould bo willing to live in a cottage and
?fni,ii KOWns " ohe could bo mine.
Hnally we arranged our plana to leave,
liut not until sho had threatened to throw
herself into the river unless I would marry
Uriel! I'nvlng lriJIoKoonimrt.
n,nIi?^ei?Bpolit'I'"'111,18 decided to adopt
tho brick pavingused bore, for some of her
Itreots that are to be Improved. It will
be remembered th t a committee of cnun
cllmen and citlaens from that place visited
Wheeling recently for the purpose of in-1
ipecting the paving used hero. Thev
were delighted witlilt, and made a loport
avpringrtBo strongly that thiro was hot
little opposition to their recommendation.
Tho large?t sice blocks are to be uaed.
riie Tuna says tlmt the action of the
Council meets with general approbation.
In tho aamo issue of the Timet there is an
(xtenBlve account of Wheeling's big giis
blowoutof last Monday night. 'Itquotes
rom the iNiKi-Liasxcaa largely, especial
y that portion complimentary to tho Na-1
tlonal Tuba Workn. located at that ulacn
U1SV. lilt. (-'[fXNl.NUUAM
DufviuU Ilia Prieutl, thu Huv. J. hltuldult
Juckauu, ut Aliuku.
Tit the blitor uj tht JuUUiytnctr.
b'w:?Oue of your reportora having bad
au interview with Mr. George R. Tiugie,
the United mutes Treaiury Aaem in
diar^e of the Beat fisheries on St. Paul
Island, Alaska, made the following state
ment in your yuyer yesterday:
"Mr. Tingle proposes while here to
right some evils that havi existed in the
way of impositions on the Government,
if he can, There is a man in Alaska. J.
sheldou Jackaou, by name, who has pro
vided a "soft snap" lor himself anil some
friends by getting au appropriation ol
*45 000 passed through Congress for the
"Alaskan Educational llureau"?a big
sum and a big name lor practically
nothing, except to give Jackson and
srieuds good salaries and enable them to
live In a country where tbey can work
some seal operations on tho sly. One of
Jackson's friends, Parker byname, sent
there as a teacher, only haa two pupils
ami they are hie children, ono of whom
isabahv. lie will cost the Uoverument
about v- -00 this year. Tho natives are
controlled by the Greek-Catholic Church,
add will have nothing to do with the
teachers sent out by this Government.
*lr. Tlugle has already interested several
Congressmen in this matter."
1 wisli to correct a false and injurious
Impression which tho above statement
will give in regard to one ol the noblest
and best men living. Tho man, Sheldon
Jackson, mentioned,is Kev.SbeMou Jack
sou, D. D.t one ol the most useful minis
ters of the Presbyterian church, and his
name and charauter are without a stain
among his C'liristoin brethren in this
country. He is a member of the Presby
tery ol Alaska, and his address la Sitka,
and he haa done more /or the good ol the
peoplo ol that country than any other, or
all other men put together. It in a slan
der to say that "ho has provided a 'soft
snap' for himself and some frienda by get
ting an appropriation ol $45,000 pissed
through Congress for the'Alaskan Educa
tional Bureau'?a big sum and a big name
fir practically nothing, except to give
Jackson und frienda good salaries and un
able thorn to live in a country where they
can work some seal operations on the sly.
Dr. Jackson is there as a missionary of
the Presbyterian church, and he (foes
nothing "on the sly," He is not that kind
ol a man. 1 have known him Intimately
since we were boys together in the Acad
emy, and his church has coulidence in
him and in the prosecution ol the great
work ol enucalion and evangelization in
. There is not a word ol truth In the as
sertion, "one of Jackson's friends, Parker
by name, sent there as a teacher, only haa
two pupils and they are his children, one
ol whom is a baby," The public anil the
country may rest assured that liav. Dr.
Jackson is no party to such business. I
am lamiliar with his work, and the work
ol our missionaries and teachers there,
au'd I know that tho Government In
Washington is grateful to him for the in
formation he has given about that dis
tant territory aud the assistance he has
rendered in establishing educational in
stitutions. He is not there aa an adven
turer, nor lor "the loaves and ttshes," but
ho ia there lis a philanthropist, and a
Christian minister, laboring for tiio tem
poral ami spiritual weilare of the native
people of that territory now under the su
pervision of theGovarniueiitofthe United
States. 1 would no more think of attribu
ting sinister and unworthy motives to
him than to ltov. Dr. McOlure or Rev.
Mr. Swope, of our own city. The fact ia
that ho and the missionaries there havo
been "a terror to evil doers," and this is
the secret of tho enmity against them.
The Government ol the United Slates
might rejoice to have a dossil more such
men ol sterling principles in Alaska as
itev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson.
Daviu A. Cunningham.
muling, Weil Sept a, 1880.
All Apponlto Hlmrlfl llunrilun.
To the Editor of the Inulllutncer,
8m:?'What .does this mean? It is
whispered that our handsome Sheriff in
tends to leave tho city to attend tho
Clarksburg convention on the 7th in&t, in
tho very midst of our great Htate Fair.
We can't believe it. Certainly if thero be
one time in auothor wheu tho porsonal
presenco of our Sheriff is needed, it is
during the fair weoif,when the attendance
of hundreds and thousands of strangers is
expected. Occasions might | arise, when
his absence under tho circumstances would
be deplorable. Htay with us, Mr. Sheriff,
aud let Mr. Camden's interests rest awhile.
An Order Loyiku Dkmocbat.
Wheeling, Sept 3.
Ttvouty-Four Fnmllloii Humeri Out.
Mt. Cahmkl, Pa.. Sopt. 3?Twelve
houses owned by the Lehigh Valley Hail
road Company, occupied by twenty?four
families, wero destroyed by lire this morn
ing. A woman and child are missing and
it io believed were burned in the building.
Lois $12,000. No Insurance. Tho fire
originated from a defective 11 uo.
Caiso, Ii,i, , Hdpt. 8.?The Illinois Cen
tral Depot at the corner of Second street
ami the Levee burned to tho ground at
3:30 p. M. to-day. Tho fire spread so rap
idly that there wai no time to save bag
gage or tickets. The came is supposed to
be spontaneous rnmhn.tinn
FAIL TO ATTEND THEGREAT
WILL BE THE GRANDEST EVER GIVEN
OHIO VALLEY I
1 EXCLUSION HATES ON ALL BAILllOADS.