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l>TA HUSHED AUGUST 24, 1852. ^ HELLING, . . | | mnn linmn nnUniDMni1
Of J'oiKlcr awlJDj'iiaiiilte Out in
Building* in Wheeling Shaken
anil Jarred.
,\ii.Impression {Created That the
Suureo Was Near.
.1 Number of liuildiugs Seriously
1 Wrecked
Am! Seventeen Moil More or Less
Tlir Tcrriflc ami Disastrous Kx-,
|ii'.sio;i on Ilcrord in This Part
?>!' the Country?A Boj'h
l ata) Ut'i lili ysiitw.
At the Long Hun tunnel on the
Wlict!i11l' ?v Lake Erie Kailroad, ut Long
Kim. t .roe miles northwest of 311.
|',c. - .I,i, uhio, a magazine containing
i"n. i!is uf uowdornnd ten cases of dy
jumite exploded yesterday afternoon.
Charles Uleek, of Charleston, w. vu?
w.i> blown to atoms, not over a handful
of liN remains being found, another
probably fatally injured and sixteen
other* hurt. Four houses and a blackniiiith
."hop were demolished and sev
r.il other buildings were partially destroyed.
The explosion occurred at
nlwut half-past one o'clock, and the
shock was felt as far north as Steuben
ille and as far south as Bellaire. Glass
wm broken in buildings for many miles
mi: t.vi'i.osiux hkakd
Awl VVU ill tlih < It*- iitiil vicinity, Kltflit
.Mltrn A way.
Shortly lieiore - u'Ciock yeowjruuv uiterm.wi
everybody in Wheeling, almost,
Irani -i terrifically heavy report, and
fdt the earth or house shake ax if the
explosion were in the immediate vieinitv.
Thc siium! and jar were heard and
i i.'iii Bellaire to >Stuuhetiville,utul as
i.ir?:ij?t at least as Stimuli's hotel. Inquiry
was ma-!'- everywhere for some
volaiiatiiui. Natural jr;if* was blamed.
S>im> people MguvsUid that one of the
wrlj.s in tin' Hickory district hud blown
up. Windows were rattled, and at
StamniVf hotel, opposite the J'ark, pietuns
were i trrt?iI from the wall aud ornaments
shaken down ami broken,
iir vn.vo tiie soruc k.
.Many visited the manufacturing establishments,
thinking there had been a
explosion in one of them, and no
me could tell where it occurred, A report
was in circulation to the etl'ect that
a steamboat, whicii was seen passing uj>
.-iiortlv before the shock was heard, had
'M<7Vin uji. The report o( the explosion
Mas heaid above Ilrilliant. Inquiries
poured into the telephone office, but
t!??- operators could not ascertain the
exact haration. .Many thought it came
from Acey's llili. near Portland, in Jeff
r-'in coi.iity, where a force of men are
tanuciing on the Wheeling Si Lake Erie
mad, ami on** rumor said the magazine
there liml blown up. Portland was
called. by telephone, hut could not bo
had. Many leaser reports have come
ir.uii that direction at all hours of the
lay and night during the past two
After inquiring at all the manufactories
and elsewhero for some cluo to the
cause of the strange explosion, without
h'umin^of uny explanation, it was gen- j
rally decided' that the jar was that of
an earilnpiake, and great uneasiness was
felt lot the noise accompanying it pre-1
paired worse things to follow. The mat-1
!cr was the main topic of conversation
very w hen*, and dozens of theories were
Mim-sted to account for it.
."Joe ctfeet was such as to make it
seem incredible that it could be the result
of a distant explosion. In the InTn.t.iou.vi-Ku
oflice, for instance, the
workmen in the third story thought
"the boiler in the basement had let go.
V. tla* city water works the tirst impression
was that there was an explosion
down in the well. Many people living
near the varum* banks believed the safe
had been blown open by burglars. It
seemed impossible that it could be true,
i' i' rii'd about 7 o'clock, that nil this
w.;.sthc result of au explosion at Alt.
a-ant, Ohio, eight miles distant as
th now flii-h, but mucIi was the case.
mmmlTs or Tilis kxi'losiu.n.
A v\oj CivrfW*?nw?* Itlin HI# Llfo.
All Awful Shock.
Tin- tunnel at which the terriblo
plosion occutVod is known as Long
Unn tunnel, the ppcning of which is at
the mouth of Long Jiun, a tributary to
>li Creek, in Jefferson county, about
aim* miles west of Martin's Ferry. The
tunnel is SOU feet in length, one-half of
wliieli is completed. Work was comnieiHTil
on it last August, since which
ji 100 men have been working
in.it. The contractors are Miller & McM.mn,
of New York. At the opening
->f the tunnel stood the blackHiiith
shop. Fifty feet # distant
was the magazine, and fifty or sixty feet
from ibis is the dynamite cave. Along
Short Creek, about oue hundred yards
west of this opening, stood four build
inifs. One of these, measuring 16 by 40
ii i t and two stories high, was occupied
by the colored Inborera. Adjoining
this was another building the same size,
whieh wan occupied by the Italian laborers,
and a little further south was a
Mill larger building known as the
lxmrding house, in which the better
<hiss of I ho whitt-s bearded. On fcho
north of the building occupied by the
< nlor. il men stood a large two story
building which was known as the commissary.
The magazine, containing an immense
quantity of powder and dynamite, was
blown to atoms, as also was the black*
smith shop, the Italians' building and
the colored men's building. Tho general
boarding bouse and the coiumis
wiry were partially wrecked, the east
and north sides of the former and tht
north side of the latter being blown out
On the west aide of Short Creek, uearlj
I AW yards from the general boar dint
house, is the farm house of Ben Mul
horn, every light of glass in which wai
brokeu, about one-half of the sash blowi
out, one* earner wrecked and thechimney
blown olT. His little girl was badly
used up.
About ('>00 yarda northwest of the commissary
is the farm house of William
Markle, wh'ch did not sufTer quite as bad
as Millhorn's. This is also on the .west
side of the creek.
The explosion, as above stated, occurred
about 1:30 o'clock, tearing up the
ground under the magazine to a depth of
ten feet, twenty-five feet wide and thirtyfive
long, twisting, wrenching ami tearing
large trees like pipe stems and tilling the
air with debris of every description, and
not only killing one of" the laborers and
hurting mauy others seriously, if not
fatally, but creating a panic among the
remainder of theeuiploycH and intense
excitement in the neighborhood.
a boy klllkd.
Charles Oleck, who was blown to
atoms, was 11) years old and came from
Charleston, \V. Va.f some months ago.
His body whs literally blown to atoms,
and no piece of his body found weighed
over an ounce, in fact, none of it could
he foiiud with'the exception of portious
of his lingers. He wore a pair of buckskin
gloves, a small piece of which was
found, but no other pieces of his wearing
'nik ixjuhkd.
One Irishman, aged 40 years, name
not known, had a gash three inches long
cut in tho forehead, upper lip cut almost
entirely oil, and was otherwise injured.
It is thought ho was injured internally.
Another Irishman had his shouldcrdis
locaieu. nnoiner umn, unicnown, nan
[ two ribh broken and was terribly cut
about the face ami body.
One colored man whoso name is not
known wax injured internally and carried
to Waddle's house, unconscious.
Four others were cut about the head,
face and body, aud others sustained
smaller injuries.
Miss Munker, McManus' house-keeper,
received a terrible blow-on the head,
eutingagood sized trash.
.John Purrish, colored, had his foot
McCunn, one of the contractors, was
blown over into tho creek, n distance of
about thirty feet, and strange to say,
escaped with slight injuries.
Dm. Osboru, McGleun and Kindley, of
Mt. Pleasant, cared fo'r the injured as
well as possible.
Tho shovk broke many windows in
and around Mt. Pleasant and Kuierson,
ami knocked otl considerable plastering.
Hundreds of persons living in Mt.
Pleasant, Portland, Kmerson ami elsowhere
drove or walked to the scene of
the terrible explosion aud will never forget
the sights.
The explosion was no doubt caused
before it occurred he was seen breaking
the lock on the magazine door and enter
with a lighted pipe in hit* mouth. Two
hoys, who were with him, say he was
taking theui in to see how the dynamite
worked, but on noticing him smoking
they ran away and were not over a hundred
yards distant, when the ever memorable
explosion occurred.
A colored man who occupied a cot in
the colored men's house was asleep
when the explosion occurred and the
building was demolished, nud slept for
over an hour, with his cheek cut. He
was drunk.
Until hist evening no one in this vi- '
cinity knew the exact location of the explosion,
ami all sorts of rumors were
afloat concerning it. The Intkluokncr*
representative, on hearing for a certainty
that it had occurred at Long Run,
was driven to Mt. Pleasant, arriving at a
late hour, where the particulars were
obtained, the vehicle breaking down
when the river was reached.
300 Pound* of iliu DomUy Kxpluidvo i'lny*
II *voe nt Hriulford.
Bradford, Pa., Dec. 23.?At (i o'clock
last evening three nitro-glycerine magazines,
located near Buckhanan hollow, a
mile and a half below this city, exploded
with a tremendous noise. The mnga*
zincs belonged to lieorgo uatucrnuu,
"Curley" Baker and French & Gormerly,
and contained about 300 pounds of
the> deadly explosive. The shock was
terrific, shuttering windows, shaking
houses and hums with a radius of five
miles. James Stewart, a milkman, occupied
a house ubout a quarter of a mile
from the magazines. His dwelling
I tumbled to pieces, burvjng Stewart, his
' wife and jive children m the falling timi
hers. Two of the children were badly
I injured, one will probably die. At Tarport,
a suburb of this city, all the windows
in the stores on the north side of
Main street, were shattered by the foree
of the explosion, W. L. Ward's honsa,
near the magazines, fell in and Mrs.
Ward received probably fatal injuries.
One side of Kugene tteddington's house
fell in, and two of the chihjren were
slightly hurt hv falling timbers.
A large num ber of plate glass windows
on Main street, this city, were shattered.
This is the third explosion of nitroglycerine
umgimnes in this vicinity in -the
last two weeks.
.M!IUiu-j> Wore Blown l'j?.
Wichita, Ka.v., Deo. fW.-rTho millinery
wareroom of J. P, Wilcox was
blown up yesterday and the ruins enveloped
in flames. It is believed a
woman and a boy were in the building,
hut as yet their remains have not been
found. The explosives were nut uuder
the floor of the building, but the motive
for the perpetration 0/ tfiy outrage is
unknown. _
.. -a.f?rr*ul lltmih to Mnluilniri
J husky Citv, J*? Dec. 23.?John T.
Trainor, aged 25,^au cmpiuj,<,0^e Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western Hailro^
Coimnittcd suicide Saturday night.
While he was crossing the railroad track
in front of n moving train the heel of his
boot caught in a frog.' He tried to release
it, but before lie could do so the
train was close to him, apparently preferring
death to the loss of a leg. he threw
himself on the track in front of the engine
and was killed.
Mwilvteit by III* Kuiu
ifyfcitil Dbjxttch to thf lnteUigenetr.
Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 23.?At
Catlettsburg, Ky., last' night, Peter
Scluiuer, a salooniet, was shot and instantly
killed by his step son, William
Balz. They weie quarrel ling aud fcSchauer
got up to leavo the room, when Balz
drew a revolver and tired. Balz made
his escape, hut afterward returned aud
gave himself up.
Slurphy'a Groat Work.
Indianapolis, Dec. 23.?Francis Murphy
and hie son Edward, the temperance
evangelists, closed their meeting in Indianapolis
j The result of their labors is something
over 0,500 nianere to the total absttnence
pledge, and several hundred gospel conI
. llollilny Kxrur?loii? vin reniinylvnnla Liana.
I Excursion tickets at low round trip'
> rates will be sold by the Pennsylvania
, Lines west of Pittsburgh on December
' 24, 25 and 31, 1888, and January 1, 1889.
; good returning until Thursday, January
- 3, 1889. No tickets will be sold to
i adults for less thnn 25 cents, nor to cliili
dren for less than 15 cents.
What Course to Pursue in th<
Gubernatorial Contest.
Ol'the Legislature Likely to lie iIk
. Ili'Kult of* tin* Democratic Bflbrt
to Doprivc (<olT oi" IIU UljjhtH.
Senatorial tiosnlp.
Ciiakleston, \V. Va., Dec. 23.?In the
Circuit Court, counsel for the Democrats
having given notice that at some
future day they would make application
for a rule against the County Court to
show cause why it should not be fined,
etc., lor disobeying the injunction awarded
against it by Judge McGinnis, by
mutual agreement between counsel and
at the suggestion of the court, the mat
i tor gocu uvor uiKii tutor tuo nuiitiavH.
The Circuit Court lias adjourned till
January U.
Tho notice of tho contest has not been
given to General GofT. The time within
whicii it can be given will expire
January 0. General GofT will have thirty
days after its service within whiefi to
give return notice, which will carry the
time at which it is supposed the taking
of testimony will commence to about
February 0. The taking of testimony
may begin before this (late, but must
close in forty days after service of return
The Legislature meets January!)and
continues forty-live days, or till about
February 22, "unless two-thirds of the
members elected to each house concur
in an extension. It is the duty of the I
Governor to convene it in extra session
upon application, in writing, of threefifths
of tho members. It will be seen
that more than half the session will have
expired upon the expiration.of the return
notice. It is very doubtful if the
contest can be tried and decided within
the forty-live days the session will continue
under the constitution.
Judge Fleming arrived here last night,
it is supposed, to complete the notice
and prepare it for service upon General
I. Mr. UlO tttni'O.
uiontsnnd purposes of the Democrats.
It is evident that those in charge hesitate
us to the proper course to pursue.
It now looks as if John W. Harris,
Democrat, of Lewiuburg, is u dark horse
in the Senatorial race. Others keep
their weather eye on the position, and
may eoncludo to Miy their hat in the
Congressman Snyder will be out of a
job March 4, and would not object to
being preferred. It might Irti well to
watch him. Opponents of Senator Ken*
mi express themselves as confident of
being able to defeat his nomination in
caucus. Of this, however, there is some
doubt. The situation is interesting, and
bids fair to become more so. Stirring
times maybe expected all round. All
returns are now in. Golfs official plurality
is 110.
AN F. F. V. TKAl.V.
The Kant Flying Virginian to ho i'ut on tlio
ClwHiitwiikit X- Ohio Howl,
Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 23.?" I have hit
on a name for the fast train over the new
road," said President M. K. Ingalls, of
the Big Four, yesterday, as he looked
contemplatively at tile five million anil
n half pounds of iron that have been
wrought into the greatest truss bridge in
'? M ?tl uliull /i,?11..,J ?lw. ?i.' 'v
U1U W?nu. ?vo"?n ... ? ....
V.'?the Fast Flying Virginian. It will
not be put on until it is safe to do ho,
and that will be about May 1 in the coming
year. It will run along tlio Ohio
river for 100 miles, ami through the
mountains of Virginia. Leaving here at
5:45 p. m., it will run "solid" into Jersey
City the next evening at !? o'clock.
The equipment is now being specially
huilt by the Pullman Company, ami wifi
include a.dining cur all the way."
Muy 1 being a remoter date than had
been expected for the opening of the
road, Mr. I myalls wus pressed on the
point. He said that the announcement
of trains for the 24th inst. was premature.
Mr. C. 1\ Huntington, who owns
llfty-one pei cent, of the constructing
company's stock, will bo here on the
27th of tliis mouth to go over the road
with Mr. Ingalls. Mr. Ingalls is in the
position of arbitrator for the syndicate
reorganizing the Chesapeake it Ohio.
Together they will determine when
freight trains may be safely put on.
Construction trains are now running}
over the whole length of the line, and in
that sense the track is completed, but |
Mr. Ingalls said he deprecated haste. If
the road could be opened by March 1 a
great business could doubtless be done
to the inauguration, but the better policy
is to be ready cntin-ly before accepting
business. It is doubtful if any passenger
trains will ruu before March, and. as
he said, no through train will probably
I he put on before Muy 1.
I " When we open, we'll open," said the
President, untl the context and his em?
pilosis meant: "We'll be stone ballasted,
all steel, double tracked, vestibuled,
Miller platformed, Westinghouse airbraked,
steam heated, electric lighted
and as fast uh t he fastest.'' | n passing to
the new freijht*bousua 0., 4. Sf. 1. & U.
mail car was passed fairly glistening in
its varnished coat of orange, the standard
color for all Big Four cars, and wnich
will now be extended to all C. <k 0. rolling
stock. It will be the sight of the
iteyv yew to see a long golden line of
jsupCf1.* passenger can mill up the grade
of the new briuge 'pe$C M?y Way morning,
bound along the river, through the
I mountains to the sea.
Ingulls evidently OODllderS the big
bridge a l.i# wf""'? ?'or" l'1'"8 ,
one. "When SI,(XIU,000 Cnre''(a" lmv1'
been spent," he said, "the structure 0n"
teHninal facilities will be equal to anything
iu the country."
Meeting ?r (Im Niitluiiul OricnnluiUoii at
Provltlonci*, It. I.
PuovmKxcE, K. I., Dec. 22.?Nearly 300
members of the Grand Order of Railway
PAn<lnolnN mnruaontinn Mm Voar l'mr.
land, Middle and Western lines, attended
the union meeting of the order in
Music Hall to-day.
Grand 'Chief Conductor Calvin S.
Wheaton, of Cedar Iiupids, Iowa, was
the tiret speaker. Some of his points
were that the order proposed to savo the
conductor from temptation; to lift up
his manhood. The conductor is much
away from home. The railroads will be
induced to allow him to come home
oftener and not keep him waiting at distant
terminal stations.
The conductors are united, he said, on
the basis of opposition to strikes. They
believe that one gentleman can adjust
his grievances with another gentleman
without resorting to strikes.
Governor Taft was the next speaker.
He enlarged upon the qualifications of a
railroad conductor, and said he could
conceivo of no higher aim than thai
sought by this organization.
Superintendent J. B. Gardiner, of the
New York. I'hiladelphib A Buffalo rail
road, was then called up. In lookingovei
statistics he found that tbertwwere28,(XX
'j conductors in the country, and about
I 14,000 of them were members of this
? order. IJe believed there should be
mutual confidence between conductors
and superintendents, and said already
* the conductors were held in high respect.
Routine business, mainly of a
private nature, followed and Providence
Division entertained its guests later,
i The next annual meeting will be held in
1 May next.
Iiidliiiiupolln Veleruim may be Permitted
to Perform the Honor.
Washington, Dec. 23.?General Ordway,
Commander of the District militiar
was asked yesterday whether there was
any rule relative to the escort of the Pres- j
ident-elect and the President from the
Capitol on inauguration day,and whether j
such an escort should be confiued i
to the regular army, lie said he knew
of no such an arrangement. Soniej
years ago it was the custom of the en-1
iire body to escort the President-elect to \
the Capitol and then accompany him j
after he was sworn in on his way to the!
White House. Of lute years the number
of bodies participating has been so
great as to make it impossible for all to
act as an escort to the Capitol.
"A procession six orseveu miles long,"
he added, "could not be handled in the
space of a mile aud a half. As this feature
had to.be abandoned, the question
arose what bodies should constitute the
escort. There bus been a great deal of
dispute over this point. Some association
I claims that it is the oldest political or
gauizatiou in the couutry, una uiereioro
tie honor of the escort duty should be
assigned it. Another steps in with tho
claim that through its efforts a certain
State was carried which settled the election,
and so it goes. Finally, in order to
avoid all disputes and ill feeling, it was
decided that the escort to the Capitol
should be confined to the President's
troops, which are, of course the companies
of the regular army troops from
I the marine corps and the district militia. ,
I "Under this arrangement no organization
could feel aggrieved. However, |
the position of the troops inline and
their assignment for escort duty to the |
Capitol is something that is determined
|,by tho Chief Marshal. He can adopt (
such a course as he sees fit, and so there ,
is nothing to prevent the Indianapolis ,
veterans from acting as an escort to the ,
President, providing the Chief Marshal ,
assigns them to that duty." ,
OuW U >Ii>k?u?ch ttftwttun Naff York uuil '
I'llUliur-.-li by a New I>?<vic<?, j
Pirrsuuitou, Dec. 23.?Some interest- f
ing experiments were conducted yesterday
afternoon between this city and |
New York over the wires of the Postal (
Telegraph and Cabin Company. One j
thousand lour humireu worus jn-r iniuulo
were accurately telegraphed between j
Pittsburgh and New York l?>* the up*
paratus of the American Machine Telegraph
Company. Thfs apparatus, which
is remarkable for it.s extreme simplicity, .
is the outcome of the natieut labor of
Mr. D. 11. Craig, of New York, the or- >
ganizer of the Associated Press, who has
devoted many years to the successful application
of machinery to the electric 1
telegraph. The experiments were eon- t
ducted by Mr. W. 10. Athearn, the i
electrician of that company, assisted by (,
Mr. Frank Anderson, the inventor of
the system in New York. Messages are
lirst prepared by means of a perforating s
machine, closely resembling a type- c
writer, upon a narrow fillet oi paper,
and are reproduced at the distant end of
the wire upon a similar ribbon of paper 1
in the dots and dashes of the regular 1
telegraph characters. The capacity of a i
single wire by this system is increased ,
over fifteen fold above the moat improved
methods of the present hand key '
Work, thus making a radical advance in t
the art of telegraphy. . ?
WANT Cll.UtiKS Yw'E&niiATfcl). j
Window (' lu?f* Wiii'kurt litinIc tli" Commit- |
tru Did Nut HiiMi Tliulr Lit 1mm. ,
Pittsuukoii, Pa., Dec. 23.?President ]
Campbell and Secretary Cake, of the j
Window Glass Workers' Association, ]
think that the Forci committee did not
investigate as fully as they should have 1
done while here. Last evening Secret a- 1
ry Cake said: "While on the stand we '
were questioned aboutan editorial that '
appeared in the Pout of Friday. We
answered their queries and in turn submitted
a suggestion to the committee. ,
We told theui that during the campaign
wo had been charged by the Post with
importing laborers under contract and i
as that paper had a standing among !
| other journals, np doubt its information *
I was based upon some reliable or plausi,
bio evidence. We denied^ the story
but told the committee that it would be
well to have the editor of the Pest testi- i
I fy, as he might possibly bo in possession i
of some valuable evidence on the sub- <
ject. The charges ho had made against '
our organisation were plain and direct,
and if they were proven the committee 1
would have received some very ituportant.evidence.
They did not act unou
uggestion and therefore we think they
did uot liuish their labor in this city."
A itlvrolinutat Tliut |'1(|c(> Ordon-d to Lciivo
Buuokttstows', Dec., 23.?The fact
was made plain yesterday that Washington
county is to have iter share of the
much-feared White Caps. A prominent
businessman hereon opening his store
found under the door a note containing
the following words: "You are hereby
notified to leaVa this place before pecember25,oryou
will be dealt with according
to the customs of the White Caps."
Tim a'mitliittiitii u'lin ilin nnlxru.
fused to allow hiH naino to\?e made public
but states that ho has no enemy that
he is aware of who would take this
jneans of showing his displeasure, hence
the inference that it is the work of a
hand of inen >ho, your correspondent
Jojirned. hold secret meetings in various
joist* to tl)o town, What will bo the
result of the mandatory epjstlo remains
to bo WW)} the gentleman addressed
refuses iJ
Minnie I'uIiiut'h (Jr. at Sucre**.
Chicago, Dec. 23.?Minnie Palmer
made her first professional appearance
in America since her return from her
very successful tour of Cireat Britain
and Ireland at Hoolev's Theatre, Chicago,
this evening. .Shu had giade the
journey from New York to Chicago by
special train in order to apper this even!.?.?
llnrina tlio iuirfiiriniin?n luir num.
ager, John It. Rogers, received a proposition
for a four years' tour in Austrja
and Germony and the terms will probably
be accepted.
Allen O. 91)urn Acquitted.
Columdus, Dec. 23.?In the tally sheet
forgery case at London, yesterday, in
which Allen 0. Myers was defendant, Mr.
Locke closed for the State and the case
went to the jury at 2:30 p. ui. At 10:30
last night the jury rendered a verdict of
not guilty.
Wnman Sentenced to Dentil.
Philadelphia, Dec. 23.?Mrs.-Sarah
Jane Whittling was sentenced by Judge
i Allison to bo hanged for the murder of
i her daughter, Bertha, in April last.
"Are you goin* to the races?" "Yes,
i and bet on tlie winning horse." Not the
handsome Abdullah, he is lame. Didn't
r you know it ?" "I'll whisper in your ear,
) he'll win. They are using Salvation Oil."
But May Involve Some International
A Moody Hat ilr ilctwuen I he Hebels
ami Ma main's Forces?Desire of
the SumoatiM f<? Come Under
L'nule Sinn's Wlnu.
Sax Francisco, Dec. 23.?Tho oceanic
steamer Zealuudia arrived here late last
night from Sydney, ami Auckland via
Zumoan Islands and Honolulu. The
j special correspondent of the Associated
I'ress at Apia, Samo, writes as follows
under date of December 17:
Sinee the last oeeanicjSteamer left this
place for Sun Fruncirico a month ago,
two battles of importance nud nutnercus
skirmishes have taken place between
the forces of Malictya Mataafa and
Tainusse, the rebel chief anil tho pretended
king. About I'JUmeu have been
ntwl ir.n uv.ntirliwl. niunv of tlii? I
tiou<l having boon barbarously mutilated.
This state of afl'uirs on the islands seams
duo to the eontimied action of the German
consul, Dr. Knappe, supported b>
the men-of-war Adlorand Eber.and the
Gorman Pluntiuxmul Garden Company,
who insist that Tamasese shall bo king,
although two-thirds of the Samoan people
have elected Malietoa Mataafa as
their choice, whilothe Germans oppose
him, kuowing that ho will not consent
to their rule of the islands.
Capt. Learv sent a letter to the Kobe]
Tama.sese, November 27, notifying him
in that in consequents of depredation*
committed upon American citizens his
war party might be obliged at any time
to vacate the forts in question, as a
matter of justice to both war parties. A
letter was also sent to the captain of the
ICber, protesting against his action .in
sending a hiiiuII boat to drive the
unemy away from German ground, and
Hiding that Captain Leary was not
iwaro that Germany or any other forjign
power had acquired territorial
rights in Samoa, ami any interference
ivith either of the Samoan war parties
would be regarded us an unjustifiable
ict of hostility, not sanctioned by the
principles of international law. Neither
famasese nor the German Captain sent
my reply to these letters.
King '.Mataafa and his people are
particularly strong admirers of Americans
and their government. The Sa
M. I ttitlu.K
jk annexed by the United Suites or that
i protectorate he cstahli.-hcd even if it
jo only temporary.
U'VE A.M? KUJl i.Nl'K.
L Young C'ouplt* in ?IUMktuu Cmiiily Outwit
tliM Wntihtol 1'nroutri.
ijttclat CorretiHmrffnce of lUr InUllinriii'fr.
Jackhox C. II.. W. Va., Dee. 22.?A i
leasing romance has come to light in
his county, all the parties to which are 1
veil known and stood high in social 1
Ernest Raymond Leudey is the only
on of County Clerk Lainley, the hopeif
his father aud pride of his mother, 1
f l)o a year ago attained his majority and
lecatpo Deputy Clerk. Estelle De- j
Oyster is the sole daughter of ex-SherilF
Jassler and niece of Appointment 1
yk-rk Hassler, of the Department of the
interior, Washington, D. C. She was
lie pet of the household and has beheld
lixtecn bright, happy Hummers.
For the past twp or three years this i
roung couple showed for each other a "
ond attachment that culminated on the
list of lost October in marriage. The
poling man's attentions had been
row nod upon from no source and noobections
would probably have been
lrged against the union, other than the
ender ngo of the bride?elect. The
overs, however, being of a romantic
ice, conceived the fantastic notion of a
nandestine marriage ami subsequent
xincealment for a couple of months,'
issued his own mcfin'SE,
Accordingly, without consultation
with older and more mature minds, Mr.
I ...?W /in *lw. ooil, nf fiunloinhnr is.
sued a marriage license to himself and
the huly of his love, and on the lirnt
ilay of October, also the opening day of
the fair, requested Rev. lliner to drive
out on the Ripley ami /{avetiswood
pike and fasten tho connubial knot, at
the same time enjoining secrecy on the
innn of the cloth. The consulted Rovarend,
supposing parents had consented,
took with him .Airs, lliner and son
Marvin?a lad of 10 or 12?and drove
nut the pike to a jioiut beyond the residence
of Mr. Kniuhtstep, where the
party was overtaken by Mr. Lemlev
and Miss Hassler. There, under a towering
pine, at 0 o'clock in tho afternoon,
with the sun beaming brightly from
the west, betokening a 'happy future,
the young bride and uroom seated in
o?e * btfggy, the preacher and wife in
another, and the ministerial scion stationed
as a sentinel at an elevation
llfty yards beyond, the proper question
were asked, vows taken, and the young
folks' hands clasped in marriage.
When the town schools were opened
the nuino "Estellc Hassler" wus duly
registered and promptly responded tout
roll call for n month or two. The marriage
was kept a profound seeret until
near the limit of the period fixed by law
for the return of the minister's certificate,
when the groom enlightened bin
father and mothernnd one or two others.
A little later he confided to Col. and
Mrs. Hassler his ardent affection for
their daughter and obtained their consent
to ?ive her into his keeping some
time during the near-approaching holidays.
The usual preparations for a wed*
dinp were begun anil*carried forward.
Invitations to a dance nt the Hotel
Hauler on Wednesday night had been
sent :Mt ttm' raany *W? tl>? whispering*
among the Svl^ of anexm-cted
wedding on the tccasion. Wle
dancers were assembling Mrs. Ilasaler
was informed bv her son-in-law of the
relationship existing, and a couple of
hours later the Colonel and the guests
were given the same news- Expressions
of surprise and well wishes foHdwed, the
subjects of congratulations, etc., were
happy, and no displeasure was manifested
by other persons in interest.
Saloon Kim'imt MyrjJerpil.
Nevada, Mo., Dec. 23.?Fred Krouse,
the keeper of tho Line House saloon,
about five inilea east of Fort Scott, was
found vesterdav dead in a room at tfie
rear of his saloon. Krouse was undoubtedly
murdered for his money. He
was fifty-five years of age and came from
New 'iork.
Doetor Walter K. Hammond says:
"After-a long experience I have come to
the conclusion that two-thirds of all
deaths from coughs, pneumonia and congumption,
might be avoided if Dr. Acker's
English Remedy for consumption
were only carefully used in time.1' This
wonderful Remedy is sold under a positive
guarantee by C. K. Goetxe, R. B.
Burt, C. Menkemeller, Logan <k Co. 2
I Anollit-r Sjriiilirnto May lie Orgnnlxril
HlutM of nn Advance.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 23.?Yesterdaj
wfiile all the city knew little of what
was going on iu the coke circles a large
meeting of coke men was held in the
office of McClure & Co., in the Lewis
block. The object of the meeting was
to raise the price of coke from SI 25
to $1 50 per ton by January 1. Besides
all the smaller coke men the firms of
McClure & Co., and J. W. Moore had
representatives present. These firms
represent tuilliouri of dollars and a dot?*r.nined
effort will be made to put
coke up.
During the meeting it is stated (hat
some of the operators present expressed
a willingness to go into the e 'inbina*
tion, but were afraid that there were
some operators who would sell under
that figure. At this J. W. Moore, who
controls nearly all the ovens that are
owned by the syndicate recently formed I
at Uniontown, arose and said he would >
? -- ? ?-J- con I
men anu mere give 11,0 ?v?
000as A guarantee to those present that he
would not Bull a ton of coke for less
than $1 50. This raised a stir in the
meeting, and led all present to know
that the assembly meant business.
One of the smaller operators, who left
for Uniontown last night, said that a
representative of the Sehoonmaker firm
I was also present at- the meeting, but
, would not agree to what was proposed
, until he had time to consult with his
! Urm and consider the matter. It is
probable that Schoomnaker will go into
the combination.
The only two operators who are opposed
to the scheme are H. C. Frick aud
J. \V. Hiuey. Neither of them had a
representative at the meeting.
It is stated that there are several reasons
why the Frick coke company does
not want to enter into the combination.
In the tirat place, it is said, the Frick
scale expires on the tir.st of January.
Should the lirui agree to the $1.50 price
of coke this would increase the scale of
wages they pay tu their men ten per
cent., whereas, if coke does not go np
till after the tirst of next month, a scale
on the $1.25 basis can be made. Besides,
nearly all of the coke made by the Frick
coke company is used at the works of
Carnegie, and a raise in the price to
them would be u big item. These are
the reasons for the opposition that was i
current on the streets yesterday when
the meeting adjourned.
An advance in the price of coke will 1
put up the wages of the men iu the Con
uellsville region ten per cent., so that |
the firm* who have already made con- ,
tracts for next year would be heavy |
losers. It is stated that none of the ,
tiruia who attended this meeting have "
made any contracts beyond January I. j
Another meeting of the operators will
he held in McClure's ollico on Monday j
to further consider the proposed pool. ,
J.imK llAVl'i WliUENDElW ,
r?> Our fllfc aien-or. Wnr?Abtme of I'ownr 1
by tlm Clfvrliiinl A<lnili?l?tnUloii. 1
Havana, Dec. 28.?Advices liuve been 1
received from Ilayti to the effect that
the dispute over the seizure of the j
American steamer Iiaytian Republic j
has been settled. The'steamor has been (
delivered to the American Men-of-War, |
ml the latter have honored the Haytian ,
(lag with a salute of twenty-one guns. ,
Among the people the action ot the ^
United States Government is considered
an abuse of power against a helpless ,
nation, and this opinion is said to be j
shared'by some of the foreign diplomat- |
ic representatives. I
Gen. Legitime has been unanimously .
elected President of the Republic and is (
taking energetic steps to repress the (
The AimrcrliUiH Didn't Act. 1
Chicago,Dec. 23.?The proposed An- (
irehist meeting this afternoon within ,
sight of police headquarters ami in spite |
of the authorities did not take place.
There was no display of forces or mass
ing of police. ,
The boiler iu Brackon's stave factory ,
nt Frankford, Ind., exploded Saturday. .
Martin Nolan, the engineer, was killed .
outright, and Walter Fenstenmacher and j
Albert Franz were mortally wounded.
The committee appointed to investigate
the failure of Wittiam D, Forbes,
President of the National Bauk of Redemption
of Boston, reports the liabili- i
ties as $304,000, and the assets $30,000.
Professor Digilvce, oi the Geological ;
Survey,who had been on an expedition to
the Yankton country, and was believed
to have perished, lias arrived in Victoria,
B. C. He endured very great hardships.
A train was derailed near Belleville,
111., Saturday, and Thomas Ash. a fireman,
was crushed and scnlded to death.
Mis brother. William Ash, and George
Sacks, ahraketuan, wero also fatally injured.
The Exchange Hotel and the adjoining
building at Missoula, Mont., burned Friday
evening. Calcined bones and frag
ments of flesh were found in tho ruins.
Henry Hawkins and George Collins are
The Lawrence, Mass., Enamel Bobbin
Company's warehouses burned Saturday.
There were two explosions, followed
by flames that buret from the front
windows. Tho cause of tho explosion
is unknown,
In tho little village of Enfield, It. 1.,
Friday, Pierre Lnfrcnze, aged seven
years, while skating on a pond, fell into
an air hole. His father hastening to the
rescue fell iuto the same hole. Both
were drowned.
The Supreme Court at Madison. Wis..
Saturday rendered a decision which
will send Paul Grottkau, of Anarchistic
fame, back to the house of correction to
serve out 11 months of a year's sentence
for rioting in May, 1880.
Game Warden Allen, of Bangor, Me.,
has seized thirteen barrels, invoiced as
empty bottles to Hamilton Campbell,
liquor dealer, 21U Commerce street, Boston,
and which contained over two tons
of venison, packed in hay.
The Columbus, Limn and Northwestern
is tho name of a new railroad projecteel
from the Ohio coal fields to some
point on the eastern shore of Lake Mich
igan. It is practically settled mat baugatuck
will bo the western terminus.
A construction train on the Arizona
and Southeastern IUilroad, with about 00
laborers on board, jumped the track near
a coke eidjnir Thursday evening and
rolled down a high embankment, killing
seven or eight of the men and wounding
several others.
Ernest Kurt* and his 15-year-old son
were found dead in the woods near
Jackson port, Mioh., yesterday. They
had gone early in the morniUg to cut
cord wood, and the supposition is that
a limb fell from a tree which they were
cutting, and killed both instantly.
A largo number of Austrian Ijreutierg
are in circulation in Chicago. They
closely resemble cents, but are leas In
value. It is thought that certain people
have raaile a handsome profit by regularly
importing these coins and putting
them in circulation as pennies.
At Albany, N. Y.. Saturday morning
about I): 110 o'clock the corpse of Edmund
Gallauher, a machinist, was found lying
on tho ground about 400 feet from his
house, liallagher was about fifty yean
of age. ft supposed that while under
the influence ol liquor be became tired
anil lay down,
To the Water's Edge Near Com
metre, Mississippi.
The Finest Steamer oil the Kivci
Takes Fire
While Two Hundred Passenger.'
Are Tuking Breakfast.
By Drowning While Trying to
Escape the Flumes.
The Brave Action of the Captain
Saves Many More
From I>eutli by Fire or Water?How
tho Passengers Were Rescued.
The Names of Some of
the Victims.
M km I'll is, Tkxn., Dec. 23.?Tin) elegant
passenger steamer Kate Adams,
running as a semi-weekly packet between
Memphis Ami Arkansas City,
burned this morning near Commerce,
Miss., forty miles south of this city. She
wilts en route to Memphis, and had about |
200 people aboard, including her deck
mid cabin crew of eighty, and twentyfive
cabin and sixty deck passengers and
twenty-live colored cabin passengers.
The tire, which caught in some cotton
near the forward end of the boilers, wbs
Uncovered about # o'clock. The paasen;ers
were at breuhfust, and wheu the
iilarm wuh given they all mudc a rush
For the forwurd deck. At. the time the
jteamer was about .100 yards from the
Mississippi side of the river, and her
juvv was at unco headed for tho shore.
Pilot Joii Barton was on watch and
Le remained heroically at his post until
ihe was safely lauded.
Harry Best, tin? second clerk, who was
u'Htcd at the table when the alarm was
,'iven, had brought all the ladies and
children forward and assisted tliem
Oaptr. Mark B. Check, who was on the
Hurricane deck, remained there, giving
lis commands until the stage plank was
wifely lowered. The tire by this time
jad spread all through the cabin, and he
Aas compelled to retreat to the rear, and
limbed over the (ails and descended to
the cabin.
Capt. Cheek seized a life-preserver,
md placing it on Chief Clerk Blanker,
it'lped hi in overboard into the water,
lie floated down about three miles beore
he was rescued. Capt. Cheek assisted
several others in securing lifepreservers,
and when it was no longer
possible for him to remain without being
burned, he, too, jumped into the river
md swaui ashore.
There were about twenty-five colored
jabin presengers who were saved along
with the white passongers. On thr
lower deck, however, a fearful panic
soixed the crew and deck passengers,
rhoso who were cut otl' from escape
from the boat wero compelled to jump
overboard to save their lives. The stern
!)f the steamer had-swung out into tinriver,
and in the effort made to launch
[he yawl it was capsized by the crowd
which filled it and many of its occupants
drowned. They were mostly colared
men, but there wore three or four
women in tho crowd.
tiie victims.
Tho lost, so lar as can be learned, aro
as follows:
GeorgeCoruett, third clerk, aged 39
years, who bad launched the yawl and
was trying to save the colored women
on the lower deck.
Job Poiiter.
AMixmv Bates.
Monroe Jackson.
Jim Nelson.
Senator Coleman.
H ill a hi) Hokten.
Lee Kin lev.
Frank Wells.
In additiou about fifteen deck passengers,
four of whom were white men,
were also drowned. In this list of unknown
were three colored women and
two children. They were coming to
Memphis to spend the holidays. The
whites had been working on tho levees,
and their names and destination are unknown.
Tho burning steamer drifted away,
after laying at tho bunk for twenty win*
utes, and flouted down the river, her
hull sinking at the head of Peters Island,
four miles below Commerce.
The Kate Adams was owned by the
Memphis and Vicksburg packet company.
She was built by James Itccs and
Hons, of Pittsburgh, in 1SS2, utid cost
$102,000. She was the finest anil fastest
steumer of her type and her owners this
summer spent $20,000 in repairing her
at Paducan. She was insured for $33,
This would havo been the completion
of her U03ml trip in the Memphis and
Arkansjis City trade.
Her cargo consisted of 1,1(11 bales of
cotton, 1,900 sacks of cottonseed,* 87 bugs
of seed and a good list of sundries. The
cotton was consigned to Memphis merchants
and fully insured in their open
All the passengers and crew arrived at
Memphis this afternoon ut 0 o'clock, having
taken the Louisville, New Orleans &
Texas railroad train ut Kobisonville,
which station is eight miles distant in
the interior from where the disaster occurred.
The passengers qnd crew lost all their
clothipg and effects and some made their
escape to tho shore from the burning
steamer in dishabille, hut were provided
with clothes by the kind citizens of Commerce.
Three of the colored cabin crew who
yew rescued from the water died afterwards.
Tneir names appear in the list
already given.
The water was very cold, which benumbed
the limbs of those who jumped
overboard, and to this is attributed the
greatest loss of lifu>> All speak in the
highest terms of the coolnew and bravery
displayed by the officers, captain,
clerks, pilot* and engineers. All remained
at their posts until tlio last, and
it was through their efforts and couragt
that all the lady passengers were sa(el)
taken ashore.
A late diipatch says: The greatest ex
citcment prevailed in Memphis whei
the ftrst news of the burning of th<
steamer Kate Adaina was received
It came about noon in th<
sonville, and said 150 lives had b?<
lost. Later accounts were, more rea
suring, and a large crowd
citizens were at the depot whe
the train arrived bringing thoi
who liad succeeded in escaping. It
impossible to definitely ascertain ho1
1 many lives were really lost, but a coi
) servative estimate places the number i
not less than 35. It may probably reai
Town Totally llcntruyed.
Mknominkr, Mich., Dec. 23.?The tow;
of Hermansville, in the upper Penii
, sula, forty-seven miles-north of here, ho
f been entirely destroyed. Uariuansvill
is a lumbering settlement in Spauldir
township, and had a population of aliou
100. The tire originated in one of th
two large saw-mills owned by the Wis
H consin Land aud Lumber Company, it i
t bought,from a match carelessly droppe<
by a workman.
Tnrrlltli* Double Visitation.
( San Francisco, Dec. 23.?The steatne:
Belgic arrived from Hong Kongyester
In Saigo on November 20, lire de<
i stroyed the one thousand houses in tin
towu, including the postolliee and most
of the temples. The llanios had been
extinguished only half an hour when
the river, swelled'by a Hood, swept away
the embankments, broke bridges una
caused great damage to crops. The
uuuuii' I loiwikivu iiimviiuotu fiivwi iuio(i;<
Prairie Fire.
11 apji> City, Dak., Dec. 23.?A prairie
tire started just southeast of here hit*
yesterday nud spread rapidly before a
brisk northwest wind. A large tract
was soon burned over and much loss is
feared. Many farm buildings are in the
line of the tire.
He Shoot* 11 1m Wife am! Hlnmelf? But Ono
New Yohk, pee. 23.?a young sales-'
man in a New York house named Henry
D. Schoonmaker, shot his beautiful
young wife sometime last night twice in
the head and once in the breast and then
killed himself instantly with a bullet
throught the brain. She was taken to
the hospital iu a dying condition. The
two were found in their flat in Brooklyn
this noon in bed clasped iu each other's!
irnis. covered with blood, she stilt!
bleeding and he dead. He was but 23
years old; ?ho a year younger, and they 1
hud a fourtcen-months old baby who
wus away from the house at the time.
He had just had his falary raised. They
were apparently happy, and insanity
seems tne only explanation of the deed.
Col. Jonathan 1). Suhooumnkcr* the
father of the young man, said bis son
had been sick for a few days and that
his mind must have been affected.
Killed Hi* Father With an Ax.
Wilkksdarke, Pa., Dec. 23.?James
Warner was killed by his son, John, this
afternoou at their home near here. The
men, who were wood-choppers, had
quarreled over Home trivial mutter when
itu* father attempted to strike his son
with an ax, when tho latter struck the
old man dead. The murderer was arrested.
A Hole In tho (Jriiiuul.
The troubles and petty trials of the
men who travel is most cleverly satirized
by Charles II. Hoyt, in hi* very
successful Fart'e-Coniedv, "A Hole in I
the Ground," which will be presented I
at the Opera (louse this'evening for the
first time in Wheeling, In his own pe-:
culiar way he holds the mirror up before
tho country railroad station so familiar
to travellers, aud the audience see the
reflection of the little annoyances and
funny S'tuationn, without being obliged
to actually experience them. The scene
ih laid at a country railroad station in a
.small town in the East, and trains are
delayed by a washout, "a hole in the
ground." Here the various characters
gather and seek to pats the time as best
they can. They dance, sing, and go
through all tho little experiences peculiar
to the scene. There is tho travelling
stranger, who is the football of the
piece; the whistling station agent, who
is king o( the place in his way; the pert
land pretty lunch girl, the three tailormade
girls, and the three terriers who
m-riili tin* litntinn t.hn hntnl ninnuro nml
the commercial tourists and telegraph
operator, lovers, umpires, and in fact,
f very one necessary to contribute to the
three hours of mirth-provoking fun.
Those who have travelled should see it,
and those who haven't must go to see
| what they must expect if they do.
I Grniid Opurii Houho?Kimball Opera Corn*
To-night at this ponul&r house opera
will l>e presented by the Kimball company,
consisting of fifty acknowledged
j artists. This will he hailed with delight.
The repertoire includes among its many
operas, "Prince Mcthusalein," Mascot,
"Prinessof Trebizonde," "Mikado" and
"Queen's Lace Handkerchief," which
will be produced during the week. A
particular feature of this company is an
excellent and well drilled chorus, which
in usually a failure with other companies.
Speaking of their performances
the Cincinnati Timat-Star says:
Standing room was nt a premium last
night when the Kimball Opera Company
presented Johann Strauss' familiarcomic
opera, "PrinM Methusalem," at the
above house. The tuneful little opera
was sung with dash and spirit from be
ginning to end. The company made a
favorable impression, and their nrndiu-.
I tio.i, costuming aud setting of the opera
reflected much credit. Tho company ia
large, the chorus well drilled, containing
good voices and pretty faces. Miss
Blanche Chapman as "Prince Methusalem"
displayed her vocal charms to good
advantage and Bang with power and expression.
She won several enthusiastic
Miss Hattie Arnold and Miss Annie
Luckic, iih "Pulcinello" and "Sophistica,"
were likewise well received and
made good iuiprepsions. The comedian
Ed. Chapman ("Seigesmond") made a
good hit. Ilis topical songs were encored
time and again. The drill in the
hist act was quite prettily executed and
Tlmt lturcftt of Coinl>tnnllonn.
True delicacy of iiavor with true cffl1
(MWV nf ni'linn lino !<?'? * '
,, ? -v..v,.. 4.H? IIVUU tUUUUUU m lilt'
famous California liquid fruit remedy,
Syrup of Figs. Its pleasant taste and
beneticial e Heels have rendered it iru?
mensely popular. It cleanses the System,
cures Costiveness, etc. For sale in
50 cts and $1.00 bottles by Logan & Co.,
Anton P. iless, B. B. Burt and C. Menkeweller,
The transition from long, lingering and
paiuful sickness to robust health marki
and epoch in the life of the individual
Such a remarkable event is treasured in
the memory and theagencywhereby tlu
good health has been attained is grate
fully blessed. Hence it is that so muct
i is heard in praise of Electric Bitters. fcfc
many feel they owe their restoration t<
I health, to the use of the fiitsat Alterna
> tive and Tonic. If you are trouble!
' with any dUeoso of kidneyB, liver o
stomach, of long or short standing yoi
will surely llnd relief by use of Eleetri
. Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 per bottle a
j Lcigan^OaV|ilrog store. 3
"Miu-Emd" Spool Cotton has whit
q < cotton on black spools.
? inn ncrro uumnniuDjj.
? Stanley Safe With Emin Bey
When Last Heard From.
Wan in 1'crfect Health ami Hod
D IMeiHyof Store*?Oxinuii J)l?nn'N
Claim Thai Ho Captured
Him "Was a Lie.
? Zanzibar, Dec. 23.?One of the specii 1
L* messengers sent into the interior in Oc^
to.'>er, in tlio hope of obtaiuing news of
I fimiu and Stanley from caravans, has
sent a dispatch announcing that ho met
Arab traders from Wadelai tvho poslr
lively asserted that .Stanley met Emin
. there about January 20. Stanley, the
traders said, had .'WO men and plenty of
. stores. lie had endured great priva
tions, but he and all his party tvere well,
ilthoughly extremely exhausted. The
lelay in reaching Wadelai was duo to !
lifllculties encountered on the route,
he expedition having to muke a long
If tour toward the northeast in order to
ivoid swamps and hostile tribes.
Kuiin was then in a fairly good condition,
although some of his Egyptian ollivrs
were grumbling, and many of his
4nldiera had deserted. The Kings of
(Jganda and Unyoro were hostile to
Kinin, who wus obliged iu November to
repel predatory incursions from the
East. IIis general health was good, but
ie had been suffering from au affection
of the eyes for two months.
.A fortnight after Stanley's arrival
Km in received, via Lado, a message from
the Mahdi, pompously intimating his ineution
to subdue the whole country as
t'ur as the great lakes, and promising
good treatment if Emiu submitted. Emin
replied that before evacuating he must
wait for the Mahdi to prove tho legitimacy
of his claim to the province.
Stanley, in the meantime, applied
ujmseJf to restoring order among tho
troops and distributing stores and munitions.
Kmin told .Stanley that he did
not desire to leave Wadelai. The entire
route to the east coast was most dangerous,
on account of the incessunt agita
* ion Among the tribes and the hostility
of Mwunga. _
Toward the middle of April, hearing
r hut a forco of Mabdists was coming,
Kmin ordered his advanced posts beiweeu
Duffle and Lado to retire to Wadelai,
and iSuinley sent messengers to the
Kings of Uganda and Unyqro.
About the end of April, when the
traders left Wadelai, Stanley was anxious,
owing to the absence of news from
the rear guard on the Aruwhimi, and
was arranging to send a strong detachment
in search of them along the route
which he himself.had followed. Stanley
also iigain urged Einin to leave Wadelai
with him atut regain the coast.
Stanley sent out several couriers with
news for Europe. One was the courier
who was sent by the foreign Consuls at
Zanzibar to authorize Einin of the departure
of the relief expedition. This
courier had remained at Wadelai and
was sent back to the east coast after the
arrival of Stanley. Another courier was
sent in the direction of the Aruwhimi.
A dispatch from Brussels says King
Leopold has received from St. Thomas a
telegram confirming the report of the
arrival of Ilenry M. .Stanley and Einin
Pasha on the Aruwhimi.
nuoiMi Yirtnrin'x Sulijcctft Complain About
Her Chrlnluiuii CUuiunv**.
London, Dec. 23.-?The Queen of England,
who is always glum at Christmas
time, and makes the occasion partake
more of the nature of a funeral than a
festival to those about her, because the
Prince Consort died just before Christinas
in the year 1801, is going to' spend
it at Osborne, as is her usuul custom. It
is not cheerful, however, as the regulation
memorial servico for Prince Albert
is just over and evervbndv iso*ni?cfi??i
look very sorry indeed. The cover
shooting at Osborne, which is very good
just now, is the delight and consolation
ol poor Henry of Batten berg, who has to
live almost constantly with his royal
mother-in-law, and has just lost his
father. Besides, the killing of the Osborne
pheasants used to belong to John
Brown, and was inherited from him by
tho husband of the Queen's favorito
The faict of the Queen being at Osborne,
and refusing to come to London
to, prorogue Parliament, will probably
make it necessary for the unhappy
kiiu ulin?r oiucium 10 appear
in the House on ClfHsttnas day. There
is n good deal of not very loyal muttering
about the absolute and often refusals
of the royal lady to go an inch out
of her way to please anybody.
Loudon I'lM'oimt*.
London, Dee, 23.?Discount during
past week was quoted at -lAao]. There
has been lewi demand than during the
previous week. On the stock exchange
business was quiet, but prices were firm.
American railway securities bceame
Arm at the oubnjug of the week under
the advance in rates on the Northwest
roads, but buying was checked by tho
unsettled state of the New York Centra),
und prices continued variable.
Itnllunn to Honor (ilnililoim.
Naples, Dee. 23.?The students of tho
University at Naples have decided to
escort Mr. Gladstone, on the occasion of
his visit here, from tho railway station
to the villa of the rector of the University.
The professors of the University
will await the English ex-Premier at the
Ilohaln at llnmloub.
Suakim, Dec. 23.?Arab deserters say
that there is a strong force of roiu.iu
llumlouh, and that many bodies of the
natives killud in the recent light ore
being conveyed to.thnt village.
Victory for tht* l'ortug?ft?.
London*. Dec. 2.V- Advices from
Mozambique Hays that the Portuguese
have defeated the liorgfts on the llpper
Mr. llrl|(lit iU>coverlii|(,
London, I)cc. 23.?Mr. John Bright is
recovering his health. He nut in a chair
^ for half un hour to-day.
I 1'olutn About tlio Itlwr.
The river has been falling at this point
1 for the past two days about as rapidly as
! it rose lost week. The levee gunge at
dusk showed a depth in the channel of
1 ?.) fe?V 10 idches, The river ho* l??nn
uuuu WHO Heavy ico for tlio past
} two days and the steamers have been
J obliged to wove cautiously. Tim Louis
1 A. Bherley^ got away in her Cincinnati
r trade late Saturday evening with a >roodl
I trip. The An lea is due to-day from
c Cincinnati, for which |>oint she will
II leave on her return trip to-morrow aftur\
noon at 3 o'clock. The Andes is a safe
I carrier, Iuih clever oUlcers and never
e 1 fails to please patrons, be they passenI
gere or shippen.

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