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_ ? VOLUME XXXIX?yU]MBER114.
^VHEF-TTN^j w \k.. SATURDAY, JAfrUAKA 3,1891. .?.???-r? _?
i7nrr \ ill.1 SUED AUGUST 24, 1852.
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There is no Danger of a Serious
Rise at Wheeling.
FLOODS tXPECTED BELOW.
Cltwinnntl Will Have High Water.
Streams in West Virginia Pouring
Out an Immense Volume.
Damage Already Done.
l*irrsiiLTiMiii, Pa., Jau. 2.?At lOo'clock
to night the river showed 22 feet, and
rising at the rate of 3 inches per hour.
It is said here by river men that the
prevailing col J snap has caught the flood
in time to prevent serious damage. The
Pittsburgh & Western tracks on the
Alleghenyside are Hooded, and boatmen
are waking all taut for the night. Swl
?.l I
era! ice gorges imvu imcoou uuk4U.?..;,
and all seems sereiie above, though reports
from below are not so cheerful.
Great dainpge has been done in thecoko
regions and several persons had narrow
escapes .'ram drowning while fording
Jacobs creek, near Scottdale. Everson
is partially submerged, and the Baltimore
iV Ohio branch there js badly
crippled. The lower portion of MansIleal
is flooded. fieiJ, a town two miles
wuth of that place, is iu bad shape.
Property is.being carried away, and a
constant procession of hay ricks, sheds,
etc., float by. Smaller towns and roads
fiteru to be suffering the greatest, while
no danger is now feared from the big
rivers.
l'l> tliv Klviir I'oluia.
The following statements flhow the
stages of the river at midnight:
Morgantown, W. Va.?River 24 feet
and rising slowly; cloudy, cold.
Brownsville, Pa.-?River 30 feet ?
inches and rising; cloudy,cool.
Warren, Pa.?Uiver4 feetnino-tenlhs
and rising; cold, snowing.
.U' CI.ncix.NAHT
A lilg Direr Expected ? Weifc Virginia
\Vi:torH KoomliiK.
Cincinnati, Jau. 2?-With the Ohio
river rising here at the rate of throe
inches an hour and reports of rain and
rising river from Pittsburgh down, the
prospects are good for a liity fjot stago
cf water here. The Ohio has risen about
seventeen feet at Parkersburg in the
past twentyfour hotirp, and the rain and
inciting snow eoutiune to pour into all
the tributaries, lt'ain is reported up the
Kanawha, causing that river to rfce rap-1
, idly. Tho Big Sandy and Guyandotte
rivers art* ri?in^ rapidly and log bootns
are heir/g }>roken ?nd the logs floating
down tho river. The approaching cold
weather will prevent ft disastrous Hood,
unices it is too long delayed.
mite AT MKmhuKO
/>r n Krpetitlon of ilm Scones or IH81?Tlxo
lltitiuuha nutl Ohio Mourning.
ftr.eM !)umlch to the InteZlUjcnccr.
Pabkecsduro, W. Vam Jan. 2.?Both
the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers are
booming. The Ohio has risen seventeen
feet in the past forty-eight hoars and is
now rising at the rate of six inches per
hoar, and great fears are entertained of
ft Hood thai will exceed the high waters
of U&J. The people living in the lower
parts of tho. city are greatly alarmed,
and are making preparations to move to
higher land should the waters continue
rising. The latest reports from tho
headwaters of the l?auowha and its
tributaries show a serious condition of
atTaiifl.
-All the creeks are out of tho banks, and
the Kanawha is rising at an unpreco*
dented rate. Great damago has already
been done to crops, fences and farm
lands. A great many people have been
compelled to leave their homes. All
(Communications with the headwaters
and the upper districts of tho Kanawha
Valley have been suspended for tho ppst
twelve hours. Telephone wiree are
either down or under water. If the
rivers continue rising at the present rate
there will be greaj, so tiering among the
yeoplo living within reach of tho flood.
IKKM'LK WAMlfcl) OCT.
The ?w fridge at Charleston Delayed*
Tli? Kcjetouu Bridge Company the
Loner.
To the Editor of the luuUlaoicer.
Charleston, \V. Va? Jan. 2?The
Irtrailing for the c'lannel span of the
new briityo across the Kanawha river
whb woahed out at 7 o'clock this evening.
The work haabeen in danger ever
since the river be gan to rise yesterday,
but the worst was almost over, and it
was expected it would hold oat. The
tinibprs were cauKht below town bv a
tow boat, but aro badly damaged. The
loss to the Keystono .Biiiigo Company,
0i Pittsburgh, will be over $5,000, beHides
the loaa to the company. The Ions
to the public will be very groat, aa the
bridge will be delayod several weeks by
the accident.
Tim lUvttr mi Wwtoa,
frxm' DupcteA to the Mtlliatnccr.
Weston, W. Va., Jan. 2.?The rivtr
here has fallen to-day. Telephone aud
telegraph wires were down in every
direction. From the Interior nothing
has been heard, except from a party who
arrived from Burnsville to-night. He
sayr, waters were high and still rising
when ho loft. The water stood at nearly
a standstill here at 15 feet for forty-eight
-hours,
I'looil Expected at 1'olnt Pleasant.
Social Dinxitch to the IntcUiu&iccr.
Point Pleasant, VV. Va., Jan. 2.?Inilirations
at present aro tbatPoint Pleasant
will have another flood. The Kanatrim
io riliinn runi.llo villi lii? walir
above. People in tho lower portions of
the town have been moving all day.
.Every ouo is excited over'he startling
reports received from the headwatera.
Rivermen s?y a lar^e portion of the
town will bo inundated by to-morrow
evening. .
'J he Cheat In IMalng,
SpttieX 1)lspaic\ to the Inkillaenccr.
Uowlksiiuso'i W. Va., Jan. 22.?It is
snowing Here and the Cheat river at
this point is eight feet and rising.
Auxitt) nt .lohimtown.
Joiixstowk, Pa., Jan. 2. ? Serious,
alarm exitfte bare tonight- becauso of the
largo ninount of ico which lies upon the
river several nubs above .the city. The j
Edgmoor Bridge Oowpany, which is1
building tbe new bridge, has the river
obstructed with trestle woeku. Should
tho ico move down it will certainly
gorge and llood tile town, as well a*
< arry off tho bridged. The only hope at
this time is that tho increasing cold
weather will cauee the river to subside.
TKAlN'8 DtbUKD.
All ltoad4 KtHerlojf Wueollng Saffar ftfop#
or Let? by YViUliouU ?utl Slips*
All the trains entering Whuoling or
bringing mail to Wheeling wero badly
delayed yesterday. Early yesterday
morning a temporary bridge built by
tho Baltimore & Ohio some time since
to replace a temporary bridge built a
short time before that at Shield's poatoflice,
a few milea back of Bellaire, gave
way and left a big gap in which to bnild
another temporary bridge. Trains for
the Central Ohio dlviaion were run
from Bellaire over the Cleveland, Lorain
& Wheeling road to Urichsvllle, and
from there to Newark and back to the
Baltimore & Ohio tracka over the Fan
Handle.
The B. & 0. also loat a bridge near
Glencoe and has another badly damaged
at Lewis's Mills. On the Pittsburgh
division there were several washoats
and elides, which delayed trains
somewhat, but not badly. On the main
line there was a bad slip at the Narrows,
near Uoundsville, and another near
Glen Jinston, which delayed all trains
several hours.
The Pan-Handle had a bad land elide
at Temperancevllle, and sent its trains
from Pittsburgh to Wheeling yesterday
by a rather roundabout route. Trains
left Pittabnrgh on the Pittsburgh, Fort
Wayne & Chicago road aud were transferred
to the Cleveland & Pittsburgh at
Rochester, Pa., from which place they
were run to Steubsnville, where tbey
were re-transferred to the Pan-Handle
and brought here.
On the Cleveland <4 Pittsburgh road,
there was a big lanilsIiJu nt Knsh Kan,
a tow miles below Steubenville, and
trains to avoid tbe blockade were run
from Rush Kan to Brilliant over tbe
Wheeling & Like Krie line.
Among tbe mail trains delayed yes
terday were the following: Train No. 3
on tbe Baltimore <Ss Ohio, duo at 12:45,
sot iu at 2:50; No. 209 on the Patsburgh,
Wheeling & Kentucky, duo in at
11 a. m., got in at 2:25; Ohio River No. 0,
dne at 11.10 s. m? got in at 1 '.10; Baltimore
& Ohio No. 71, from tbe East, doe
at 5 p. in., got in at 5:45; Ohio River i
No. 4, due at 8 p. m., got in at0:05 p.
in.; Baltimore & Ohio No. 104, due from j
the west at 11:10, bad not gotten into
Bellaire at 11 p. m.; the Cleveland &
Pittsburgh No. "89 train, due at Bridgegort
at 8:50, was reportod badly behind,
nt wai in at midnight; Panhandle 211,
dne at 0:20, was still out at midnight.
. A FLOOD i\UI' t'KOUABIiB.
The Gold Soup avert* the Grave Hunger?A 1
Tlilnj.tlve Puot Hutge Posftilile.
Last night tbe river bad reached a 1
point somewhat over 20 feet, and it was
the best judgment oi experts on fre3bets
that the water wotiid not get above 32 or (
38 feet, that over 35 feet was not possible
without a decided change in conditions.
But for the cold snap which set in yes- ,
terday there would have been a disas- ,
trous flood, si the Ixtbllkjkncek re- t
marked yesterday. ,
TU~ M.n wliioli iroa f jllir (? ThlirOflflV I
night continued most of the night, and
rain and sleet, with occasional snow, foil
moat of the day yesterday. Toward
evening it grew very cold, and the moisture
on the sidewalks frezs into a glare
of ice which made walking precarious.
The water aud slush in the street also
stiffened up under the influence of the
low temperature, and tho rush of water
down the gutters was checked. The
B&me influence in Lbp country cut oil'
the streamlets which were swelling the
creeks and runs, and it is probable the
water will run out without doing auy
damage.
Yesterday morning early tho creek
W8a rushing out with a noise tint was
audible clear to jtho suspension bridge.
This was kej)t up till Ifctefo the day, the
stream running out at a stage whijoh reminded
one of the Btzdden floods of past
summers, which did so much damage up
the valley. The present rJse eame S3
gradually, however, as to do no harm
along tho crefk. Caldwell's run was
also m.Ofih swollen by the rain and
melting snow.
Thirty-fivo feet is bad enough for
dweller# on the lowestgroundji and persons
whose cellars arc deep, but iiyvould
take five or six teet above tJiut stage to
bo disastrous to any lar^e number of
people. It is a matter for congratulation
that the danger seems post.
h'exr fork Enveloped la a Fog,
Nuw York, Jan. S.^-Anain this morning
this city is envelops J in a des$e fojj,
and with the exception ol the ferry-boalo |
which slowly (eel their way back and ;
lorib, n#vJ?;ition on the rivers and in
the bay is almost entirely suspended. '
The Western Union reports ? lime improvement
in t/m conditiplp cl wires
west and south, tut business is still <
greatly delayed. I
A Cyclone la T*xa?.
Abilkn?, Tjjx., Jan. 2.?A terrible
wind storm blew here lost night, doing
great damage to building and olhcr property.
Tbe roof of one of tbe churches
was blown away, a number of houses
were unroofed and others were blown
off their foundations. It was the hardest
wind that has ever blown here. No lota
of life was reported.
A ftejmuku lilluaril.
Denver. Col., Inn. # -rA blizzard baa
been rsiting in Nebraska during tue past
twenty-four hours and the through train*
nearly all are blockaded by buow.
Earthquake lu California.
HiX FXMWISCO, Cal , Jun. 2 ? Reports
from Qilroy, fc^ata Cros, Modesto,
Stockton and u nninberoiotijor noints,
indicate that tho earthquake to-day was
(jdito generally felt in Central California.
So itlPfli;* in reported beyond the
brcaltiuK some' glass articles.
Jtarthqtiuko lu Chicago.
Oh.'CAoo,Jan. 2?Twodislinctcartuqnake
shCjks, with hot n (?? seconds
iutf ruiie?ion, ixcu.r?d hero ut two winuti
3 past noon to-day. The yiUrgtions
wore nearly north and south.
UKESUaM A DAltK HORSE.
He May 8uccecil Pur well in the Sennto.
Features of the titrugglo
Washington, D. 0., Jan. 2.?Tho fiennfAriai
onnteflt which will soon occur in
Illinois is tho subject of much comment
and speculation, particularly among
western politicians at the Capital.
Ueeides Senator Harwell and General
Palmer, the candidate are Ex-Governor
Oglesby, General McKnlta, formerly r'ceivor
of the Wabash railroad; 0. ),
Lindly, President of tho State Farmers'
Alliance, and 11. II. Moore, one of the
three farmers who hold the balance of
powor in the Levialature.
Senator Farwell being a millionaire, it
seems quite impossible forhiratofecure
the votes of the farmers, which it is nect
wary to have in order to elect. Oglesby,
i with a view of furthering his political aspirations,
has (oined the farmers' Alliance,
putting himself on an even basis
with Lindly. The latter la wrongly sitnatcd,
geographically, and his re-election
would mean Senator Cullom's failure to
succeed himself.
The dark horse, and he seems to be
the winnor, is Judge Greslisui. His
election would remove whatever obstacle
there might be in the way
of Cullom securing the Illinois delegation
in the next National Convention
in the event of the senior
Senator being a candidate for
President. While it would seem now
that Ureshatn'a chances were superior to
those of all other csndidkteo. a heated
nn.l protracted struggle may be looked
lor. such as have made the State of 1111 loit
famous in this line.
Bfttmtor Condition.
Wasui.votox Jan. 2.?Senator Hearst
rested well last night and is comfortable
to-day, without material change in his
condition.
M INDIANS MM
Three Thousand Red Skins Surrounded
by the Troops.
MILES' OFFICIAL REPORT
To tlio General.of tlio Army?Incidents
or Monday's Battle?Indian
Babes Found Bolide Their
Motlicrs<?Toucliing Sccncs.
Washington, Jan, 2.?Gen, Schofield
thin morning received a telegram from
Gen. Miles dated at Pine Ridge Agency,
January 1, Baying that 3,000 Indians,
mm, women and children, and including
about 000 bucks, are now encamped
in a section of the Lad Lands about 15
miles from the Pine Ridge Agency, and
thero is almost a cordon of troops around
them. Gen. Miles announces that be
hoped to be able to induce the hostiles
to surrender wiinont a struggle. xuu
spot where they are encamped he describes
as somewhat like the lava beds
of California, where the Modocs made
their final fight. It ia nn excellent position
from a Indian standpoint, but there
are now no avenues of eccape, all having
been closed by the troops.
General Miles says the Indians have
gathered some cattle and provisions and
appear to be determined to make their 1
light for supremacy at this point. He j
says he will make another effort to get
them back to the agency without biood- 1
shed, and in order to do so he has estab- '
lished a regular seige around this stronghold.
General Schofield said this morning 1
that there is no truth in the report tele- j
graphed from the West that General
Brook had been relieved from his com- *
maad at Tine Kidge. General Miles, he
added, has charge of the campaign, and (
is it has progressed he Una stationed '
himself at the most convenient poini
lor general communication with his
forces.
HAD SCENES ON THE 11ATTLEPIELD. ,
A dispatch from Pine Ridge Agency I
jays: 1
A party of Indian scouts, visiting the {
icene of Monday's battle, found nine Inlians,
who were wounded in the light, t
still alive. Two of them had been taken j
lo n log hat nearby, and were being j
:arcd for by a squaw that had remained e
jehind. The other seven were found e
lying in gullies remade from the battle- t
ield, haying survived the blizzard with- t
mt any attention of any kind. Two t
iveru bucks and the other five were t
quaws. Thore waa scarcely enough e
iie left in any of the seven to pay the r
icouts for bringing them in, but thev uid c
10 and they are now with the others in j
he Episcopal church. t
In addition to the nine adults found,
wo tiny Indian babies, neither of them
>ver three months old, were found alive,
?ach beside the dead body of its mother. 1
Phey were well wrapped up, but how
hey ever survived the fearful weather
>f the last forty-eight hours seemo a ipir- c
iclo. The little innocents were brought
o the ngency and found friends in the 1
vivos of somo of the Indian scouts. Of v
he thirty-fivo wounded Indians brought c
n after the battle, nearly all of whom
vere sauawfl end children, not one has
;et died, though mauy cI theip jre badJy a
nangled with bullets.
The rear guard of the party of scouts P
hat went out on their search foi I,
Aoonded Indiana were forced to exibance
several shots with some ol the
royiiig bostiles. After the lata battle the
Indian scoots went over the Held and
licked up ill the disabled hoatlles they
:ould find befnro tljo tfoops wero com
pelled to burrv in lioro and protect the
igeuuy from tuo uprising that occurred
ts previously described. The Indian
scout that Ml at Wounded Knee was
riven a military burial yesterday by
u|a comrades, under command of Lieutenant
Tuylor, tjie Rev. Mr. Cook oHlcijticif,
Tlie snow storm, alter rt?gtug lor
twenty four hours, has ceaaed. Tlio
vaather is warmer, and as a result the
vigilant outlook for a surprise by the bostilea,
which was allowed to lapso during
tile w?/ of elements, has been resumed.
None of the CoijmJei} coldieraare any
worse, and moat ot lUem aeeu, u Utile
better.
BAILEY ESCAPED TUB FATE OP COSTER'S
URN.
It is evident from the testimony of
officers aud men that the Seventh Cav
?lry barely escaped the tragic fate of
Custer in the battle ot White Clay
Greek. The troops bad passed tljeCathulic
mission and were dismounted in
the big valley, ono and a hall miles ,
(tide, just beyond the school. At the
eud ot this valley is a narrow canon, not j
oyer /5 feet wide and 300 yards long, i
opepin^Juto a small, circular park. It <
was the object'of the Indiana to draw .
them into this email valley.
The soldiers were getting ready to male i
a rush on toot for the top of the bill,when i
a cry arose that they were surrounded, i
Advancing now in one, now in another i
direction, on either aide of the valley, |
they foti!iii Ujaigselves opposed each J
time Vy from 200 to Su.1 Indians. Boon i
the hills bvgon to swarm with I.KJtt to i
-.000 warriors, and in twenty minutes i
loorplhe troops would have been maa- i
aacreu, yhee t!? untiring Ninth rodo
in, aa they rode before at tUa time of tho
Ueejcer massacre, attacking furiously
tuo rear of tba eavage horde, filtering ]
ih?m in every direction. Qdforo the :
enemy could rally irom their conf ueiou
the troop* withdrew slowly and sullenly '
to Pine Kidge. '
The enemy are now busy stealing 1
horses and cattle in every direction.
While tbo blizzard mado the old men, '
women and children suffer, it will have 1
little or no effect on the bucks and war*
riors. It is believed that Little Wound
planned and directed the battle, as it
sbows more generalship than has been ,
displayed since Red Cloud's fighting ,
days.
Old Red Cloud eent a letter last night, '
claiming that he was a prisoner and beg* 1
ping the soldiers to come and eave him. '
This is corroborated tyy friendlier, .who '
say that whon the stampede took place |
Monday old Cloud's wife began to throw ;
things into the wagons, and with true
wifely spirit she was for war and would 1
So out on the bloody path, t yen if her
ego lord remained ana fought on the
other side.
mviii'ir nu ? dp?? TBVTFMnW
The iadlAUs Not Altogether to Blame?A
Charitable View.
Saw Youk, Jan. 2.?Tfca New York
Frtanan't Journal will pnbiish to-iuorrow
a letter from Father Craft, the Catholic
Indian miasionary who was recently
killed by tho Indiana. The letter wai
dated Fine Ridge Agency, S. D., and ia
addressed to the editor of the Frteman't
Journal. Father Craft says that In the
beginning the Indiana hoped for much
aid from the Government to onable
them to become like the whites. They
tteru, however, in every way abased,
mocked ana discouraged. instead of
being warda they have 'elt that they
? ere victims of unscrupulous politicians
who benefitted by their misery.
Father Craft adds: "I know wliut I
say, for I have shared their sufferings
I lor many yean. In their despair Gen
eral Crook brought them hope. Their
confidence in blm led them to hopo
that he would be able to realize their
hopes. His death vaa their death blow
and they felt it.
"IndlanB were sot fools, but men of
keen intelligence. Reductions in rations
increased their fears. Even Indian
agents protested against such cruelty.
"Mr. Lee, who took the census, made
grave mistakes, counted lees than the
real numbera and made false reports of
pronperity that did not exist.
"It is not to be wondered thatthoy believed
in a Meeeiah whom they at firat
doubted, and listened to every deceiver
who promised hope.
"Interested whites took advantage of
this state of affaire and howled for
troops. The army indignantly protested
against their false statements, but had
to go to the scene of the supposed
danger.
".runt mi the tree can be traced from
its smallest branch to its root, so can the
Indian troubles be traced to tbe starvation
and misery of tbe Indians."
In tbe conclusion of bis letter Father
Graft arraigned Commissioner Morgan
in severo terms.
WHAT WILL WfcSr VIRGINIA DO?
Tho States and Territories May be Invited
to 8*nd Memorials to the World's Fair.
Washington, D. 0., Jan. 2.?Representative
Butterwortb, of Ohio, to-day
introduced in the House the following
preamble and resolution relative to the 1
World's Columbian Exposition:
Whereas, Tho act of Congress, ap- ,
proved April 25,1S90, which provides for f
commeraoratiug the four hundredth <
inniversary of the discovery of Attwr- j
icabvau exhibition of the resources of \
:he United States of America and their |
development, and of the progress of (
civilization of tho world, requires that j
;he dedication of said exposition shall ,
;ak<> place on tho 12th day of October, ,
A. D 1892; and, I
Whereas, It is fit and proper that tbe (
jeveral States and Territories of the j
United H'ates should, at their several ,
capitals, join in the dedicatory service; /
ind, ,
Whereas, It is desirable also that j
;ach Statn and Territory should prepare r
lome suitable memorial of the event, j
laid memorial to be of such form and |
character that it may be preserved and ?
jecome a part of th? collections of ex- c
libits at tho World's Columbian Ex* t
mition, to be held in the city of Chi- 8
:ago in 1393; therefore, be it s
Hrnlrnl, iiy the House of l^presenta- v
ives, t(ie Senate concurring, That the t
President of the United Slates be, anH
10 is hereby requested, to invite th? j
everal States and Territories to hold u
uitable memorial setvices on the 12th v
lay of UctoDor. jsdl', commemorative 01 ?
ho four-hundredth anniversary of the r
liscovery of Africa, and tnat they, and c
>ach of tlieui, cause to be prepared a
tatue, painting, tablet or other suitable
uemorial, such memorial to be placed
in exhibition in a group with those i
row the other States and Territories
luring said exposition.
THti LLLCilU.NS BILL 1
e
flint the Next Week May Hring Forth?Ef- 1
feet of Teller nud Wolcott'H Speocln'B. ^
Washington, Jan. 2.?Some quiet j
onsglUtion has been in progress among f
ho Republican Senators iu the oity gl
rith referenca to the next week's pro- o
eedings.
The speeches made by Senators Teller ^
nd Wolcott last Tuesday have made c
ome jmpression, but as they were ex- ?
ected, their effect was Qot bo marked as a
hat produced by the lew remarks made
ly Senator Hale. In his complaint that 8j
rial had not been made oi the old fash- Q
oned methods to secure action upon the ^
elections bill, ho undoubtedly voiced jj
ho feelings of some other conservative n
Republican Senators, who feel that it p
yotild be unwiso to change the rules *
nd adopt 'cloture until tho usual rou- ?
ino metnodp have proyei; to l)'e jnelTecu
Tho talk this morning reveals a disposiion
to allow this conservative element to
atisfy itself by an actual trial of the old
ystem of the campaign, which resolves _
teelf into a matter of physical endur*
inpe. Thi? yb|}U) involve the holding
if night sessions 01 too Senate in sddi* n
iow many no one can tell, but as many o
is may be necessary to convince the e
Senators who are reluctant to admit the e
lecessity of a cloture rule. ti
fnssmnchas there is a general desire t
itnon# tile hopublican Senctord to con* p
er on the subject in caucus, there was
10 disposition evinced to arrange a pro*
gramme upon this basis to-day, bat the
general tone of the di?cuebion may be 1
ligniflcqnfc ** foreshadowing one result t
)l the caucifV*' v
TIieti?uato MflrtNaud Adjoaroa. *
Wa/JU/n?tok, Jan. Although it j
*aa understood when the Senate ad- f
ourned on Wednesday that the session J
;o-day was to bo merely formal there '
arere forty 8enators preoent whoa the
Journal was read includiug Mr. Allison,
ffho had been absent from tho city for
jopje Jen days past. The Senator-elect c
rom idatio, IU. AfcCopneff^ who has g
iot yet been awora in, was alio present, (
ind was introduced to a good many of t
ihe Senators, as was also Mr. Dubois, of *
[daho, who has been elected for the $
,erm beginning on the 4th of March ^
lost, ?fo business whatever was trans- E
icted and the beuaLe 05 R?ot|on of Mr.
jpooner, adjourned till Monday at noon.
Short Seaalon of the Houao. r
Washington, Jan. 2.?The Speaker t
aid before the Bopsetpo resignation of '
H.U.Marfch'aai.aaamomberoftheUoard
it Mann?nrB of the National Home for
Disabled Volunteer SnMicro. Keferred
a the Committee on Military Affaire. (
On motion of Air. McKinley, of Ohio, !
bo House (hen adjourned till Monday j
lext.
(7. A. Nowtou'H Cane. ^
W-ibmnhto*, 1j. 0., Jan. 2.?Chief
Justice Bingham, in tbo Oriuilnal Oonrt
to-day, made an order certifying the case (
jf 0. A. Nowton, indicted for violating t
the civil service law, ti the court in tlie
general term. Sir. Newton was an ofli- '
cor of tbe Old Dominion Republican j
UJnb, and ia charged with having solid- J
Uid from government employes contribu- '
tiono Tor political purposes. Ilia couu- |
sel have tiled a dimurrer to tbe indict- <
meutB, raising th? points that tbe acta
iibarged dq not ponstituto an offense, <
and li the courts should comtri)e that
the acta are an offense, then tbe law is
unconstitutional,
Wonts Fractional Currency*
Washington, Jan. 2.?Representative
Kelly, of Kansas, to-day introduced in '
the House c bill directing the Secretary '
of tbo Treasury to print fractional cur- '
rency of the United States to the amount 1
of f6O,OQQ,OQ0. ' *
Sir. Atklutou ut bit Pp?t.
bpcetal DUvaleh to iht InteUtocnccr.
Washington, D. 0, Jan. 2.?Representative
Atkinson returned to tbe city
this morning. He was the only mem*
ber of tbe West Virginia delegation present
in the Honse whnn it met to-day.
Decrrtuo of the Dcbli
WasuisutuN, D. 0., Jan. U.?The public
debt statement I or December shows a
not decrease of the debt, during the
month, of $11,005,888.
1E_E OFF
Between Davis arid Elkins arid
President Lowndes
FOR W.VA.& Pfl. FRANCHISE.
Couldn't Agree aa to Salaries of Past
OJlicer*?Great Setback for Marion
County.-Another Big Deal
is on Haud, However.
Fairmont, W. Va., Jan. 2.?'To day's
Fairmont Index contains the following
bit of important railroad news:
"We have recently received information
from a reliable soared that negotiations
which have been pending between
Messrs. Davis and Elkins and President
Lownderlor the purchase of the franchise
of the West Virginia & Pennsylvania
Railroad have been broken off.
They practically agreed apou a price for
the franchise and property of the company,
but failed to arrive at nn understanding
as to the salaries some of the ;
officers of the company desired for their
past services. This will not be good i
news to our people. Wo are verv anx- I
ious for a competing line of road to be I
built, aud have cherished the hope that i
these gentlemen would arrive at an
understanding and that a road would be
built upon the line of the West Virginia
& Pennsylvania road, but at this time
that Beems to be in the remote future.
L)ur informant telia us that Messrs.
Davis ami Elkina have began ntgotia- <
,ions with tbe Baltimore & Ohio people \
or the purchase of tbe Grafton & t
ireenbrier road, whioh they will ,
iroaden and extend to Biking, 1
ind then to make a traffic arrangement c
*ith tbat company to use the main line r
rom Grafton to that place, and perhaps I
>n to Pennsylvania by way of the F., v
H. P., but thia latter propobi ion has a
lot been determined upon beyond the u
act that arrangements are not being I
iiado for the use of the line of road t
rom this place to Gratfon. The gentle- ?
uen may conclude to build its own line r
rom Grafton to this place and to the u
'ennsylvania State line. If these latter $
irrangetnents are perfected that will c
onclude the building of railroadd in
his section for some time. The Pennplvania
system may stretch out for this
-ctionin time, but no one no alive t
rill 600 it. Tbe fact that tho negotia- (
ions for the purchase of the franchise 8
if the West Virginia 4 Pennsylvania _
iiilruad Company failed id a matter of
tniversal regret. The gentlemen in the ?
uanagement of that property, if they p
re not careful, will alwa}8 have a raiload
property, but it will grow lesa vallable
on their hands every year."
THE ATM *lKh h> ftfcW 10KK. *
:iie Fifth Aveuut* D?stiuyed?<'Cleopalra"
Gone Up. (1
Nsw York, Jan. 2.?The Fifth Ave- ii
iuo Theater, at Broadway and Twenty- n
ighth street, caught fire at midnight, c
!be flames spread to Hermann's thea- a
er, in the Bame block. At 12:40 it a
oka as if the Fifth Avenue Theater h
routd all go np in stroke. Already the 1.
cenery of 4?'anny Davenport's rendition tl
f "Cleopatra" is totally destroyed. S
The tire had been burning ltss thau tl
alf an hour before tho flames shot r<
brocgh tbe roof, causing the wildest d
onsternation among the guests at the t<
lower House, on the northeast corner, r<
nd the Sturtevant House. tr
To add to the confusion there were E
ix explosions in the Fifth Ave- *
ue Theatre, which blew the n
lazing rafters skyward and theeo set o
re to tho roofs of the buildings car- ci
aunding the burning theatres. All the a:
roperty burned. b
Fanny Davenport's loeo will be about n
50,000. J1
At 2:15 a. m. Ibu iiro is reported to be ti
oiler control. a
Ohio liuggy Works Burnt d.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 2.?The work*
f tho Ohio Buggy Company were partally
destroyed by firo lo-night. The c
lain portion of the bqidiog was naved,
nil about all the iloiBhed stock gotten
ut. Tho loss on Block aud building ie 0
stimatod at from $50,000 to $75,000. In- 1<
uranco of $115,100, distributed. One f<
mndred and twenty-live men are
lirown out of employment. The com- .
anv will rebuild. J'
V
Fatal llatrl Fire. .
CoBfiicANNA, Texas, Jan. 2.? The j
Lvenue Hotel, a wood structure near fi
lie Belt depot, burned lp.st night. A n
/oman, two men and u boy *>ere buped 11
o death. One man and the uoy are un- u
tnown, ^phe other man and the woman, 11
roin a letter found in a valise, are sup- v
>0Qfd to bed Air. and Mrs. Mcpaniel, of a
tIcGreaor, Tejfaa. I'he hotel was a total n
oss and fully insured. Lobs *20,000. ?
Fire Cauienau Alignment. ti
Books, Ia., Jan. 2.?A fire, probably b
if an incendiary origin, destroyed tne tt
jeneral store of Sylvester Jc Station, at
iogdon, eight wiieo |rom he**, early
his morning. The store of M. A. Haas .
phh also badly damaged. Total Iosp, 11
: 150,000; inauranco $12.0C0. Sylvester s
c station have made a voluntary assign- v
aont. [
K'Hcfdeaa Library llurncd. 1
Lonuon, Jan. a.?Lord Lymingtons k
naneion, Hursthorne Park, and the con- d
onts of hia priceless library together t
vith some most valuable works of art 1
lave been deatroyed by Are.
Paper Mill llurpod.
West Newton, Pa., Jan. 2.?The Mill .
?rove Paper Mill hurried to the around 3
ie?e tbjs morning. Loss ?30 000; no h
nsurance. The mill will not rebuild. ?
* * (I
STEAM BOAT EXPLOSION.
fhe Annie Roberta Ittuw* Up?Two Hen I1
Uflled and TUree loj^rmj.
PiTTSflUBair, Pa., Jan. 2?A private
lispatch from Portsmouth, Ohio, states
hat the tow boat Annie Roberts ex
>loded her boilers at tqat point this c
uorniug, killing two men and fatally in- d
aring three others. All tho victims
fern fittsbarghere. Tho boat belonged
1 Horner dc Hoborts, coal oDcrutors ol
uls city, and was valued at 420,00(1.
Tho following ia the list ol' tbo killed
ind wounded:
Killed?Frank Porry, Ben Lawson,
Umee S. Walt, J. B. SI>?w, James Gray.
Injured?Engineer Kens, severely.
A Dark I'rumlnent Corner.
a mitk Cur, Li., Jan. 2.?0. G. Honye,
i prominent citizen of this place, was
usassisatcd to-night a! 7 o'clock on the
corner of Railroad avenue and Mulberry
itroet, tbo most conspicuous place in j
town, yet the spot vhere the killing
was a dark place, lie was shot tlx tisbeO
and instantly killed. The murderers
pspiped. J
LIU lv
To thonsanda of people who bnye the
taint of scrofula in their blood. The
agonies caused by the dreadful running
ores and other manifestations of this
disease are beyond description. There
Is no other remedy equal to Hood's Barsaparilla
for acrofnla, salt rheum and
eyery form of blood disease, It is reasonably
sure to benefit all who give it
ft lair trial, Be sure to get Hood's. 2
BANK K0BKKR8 CONFESS. .
' The Chicago FrlHoa-rit T*1J llow The J
Flaunml the Job.
Cuicaoo, Jan. 2.?Charles E. Mullen
and Harry Featherstone, the South
Chicago bank robbers, have made a full
confession to Inspector Hunt.
"Featherstone," said Inspector Hunt,
"detailed the planning and execution of
the South Chicago job and gave Mullen
the responsibility of suggesting it.
Featherstone also admits being concerned
in the Allertm packing house
robbery three weeks ago.
"Mullen confesses," continued Inspector
Hunt, "that he conceived the plan
of the robbery and imparted his scheme
to F'eatberstone and a man named
Hickey. Thoy spent Christmas nlghtat
Mullen's house and made arrangements
to rob tho bank on Saturday. Just on
the eve of tho robbery, Hickey weakened
and refused to go ahead with the
job. Mullen and Featherstone were
very angry at this action of Hickney's,
but did not abandon the idea. On the
next day, Sunday, Featherstone hit on
a substitute, his pal in the robbery for
which he did tirno several years ago.
That was Frank Bennett. Sunday
Featherstone wont to Bennett's house,
and unfolded the scheme to him. Bennett
suggested Uorbott aud they got him
to join the party. The three then drove
back to Mullen's house aod completed
the arrangements which they carried
3ut on the following day."
A DAKIM1 KOBBBKY.
1 Thief Stnnl* o ItcgiHiartMl V.vttrr Pouch
from a Mall Wugou,
Chicago, Jan. 2.?A daring robbery
wob committed Wednesday night, by
vhich Uncle Sim is a loser to the ex
eat of $3,000. Under cover of the
leavy fog which prevailed a sneak thief
ilimbed upon the mail wagon which
tins between the stock yards, the Blue
aland ollice and the main cilice while it
ras passing along the street, and abtraded
a pouch containing the daily ;
uoney order remittance from the Blue 1
aland ofllce amounting to $30j in cash, .
he stamp sale remittance amounting to 1
174, and twenty-six registered letters,
epresentlng so far as can be learned, 1
uoney and valuables to the extent of
2.500. The robbers have not been j
aught.
Trnuk Rubber Caught.
Chicago, Jan. 2.?Olarenco Armont, j
he checkman in the employ of the 1
Jhicago Western Indiana at the Polk
treet depot, has been arrested for com- j
dicity in the systematic robbery of |
ranks left in the baggage room. Over (
1,000 worth of jewelry and wearing aparei
was fou ud in A rmont's room. ,
A FlBMMbllDEEU. i
L Woman ItrulnUr AwauJted And Murdered?
If ?r Amwilnut Arretted.
Waco, Tkxas, Jan. 2.?A report of a ,
endish outrage and subsequent lynchog
comes from Chilton, a small town 10
liles from this city. A negro named i
Iharles Baal) entered the cottage of
Irs. Fisher while her husband was
way. He seized Mrs. Fisher and bound 1
>? |I""< tmnnrmA onil nnfranoil Vtav G
o?, IUVU ..uu MV..
saving tiie woman bound, ho robbed t
lio hnifae of iewelry and other valuables. (
Irs. Finher finally aucceeded in bursting t
:ie cord which bound her hands and c
amoved tho gag from her mouth. The i
istracted woman was going from room i
) room crying for help when the negro,
aturning from an adjoining room, com- i
landed ailenco or he would kill her. u
espite his threats aho shrieked for help, t
1\en the liond brained her with a ham- c
ler, with which he had been breaking c
pen closed doors. By chance tho f
ri jig was discovered shortly afterwards
ad the identity of the liend established
eyond a doubt. At '2 o'clock yesterday s
loruing a band of .marked men took
leall and hung him to a convenient
ree, shooting his body full of bullets,
fter he had confessed. No hopes of *
[rs. Finher's recovery aro entertained, a
a fatal auuoriKG, t
j
rowing Out of n CouJltot Over the Own* ^
orthlp of Laiu!,
Newport, Ahjc., Jtia.?2.?a conflict |,
ver the ownership of a piece of land h
?d up to a fatal shooting at Newark, 1
rorteen miles from here, last night, in [
rhich two lives were lost aud two more c
opardi/.ad. The rival claimants were r
V. 0. Magnesa and 0. Verdure, the
itter a eection foreman on the St. Louis,
ron Mountain Southern railroad, the
jrmer a saloon keeper at Newark. A
egro named Cleveland rented the land
i controversy from tyagnesp, Verdure
aoved his family into the house of a (
egro. Last night tho negro invited his t
rhite frionds to a candv-pulliug. Tina t
ngered Perdure. Pgrdpre urdered the
e?ro out of the house, aud the negro f
rflered Perdu re out. A few words more j
nd both men were dead iu about fif- I
een minutes. Henry Perdure had three i
ullet wouuds and Magues3 two These e
re considered fatal. 1
?* i
UU~? V.niv. O l)r?>il. Hnnsa 1
Fouv *WaVnb, Ikd., Jan. 3.?While '
>ur men were carousing about the 1
treeta of Columbia City yesterday, tbey
rent to a hooeo kept by Mrs. Sarah
Andes and demanded admittance, i
'hey were refused and tbey commenyed (
ickiog in the door, wnen it was sad- ,
eiily opened and a shot fired which en- s
Bred the heart of one of the party named |
'rout. lie dropped dead. ,
A Family Goue. (
Pirrsguaan, Jau. 'A.?'4'his morning i
Irs. George Bain, near Irwin, Pa., arose <
t 0 o'clock and drowned herself in a
rell. Three weeks ago her lovely
au^hter went crazy. This drove her
tUBband im-ane and ho died in a madlouse
here December 30, and this morndr
the last of the family suicided, all
/ithln three weeks.
. , -? i
Well* Can Pump on Sunday.
Tl. O Tn }
j~ii~iruunuu, An | ?uu( ?,??. (
ounty court to-day Judge Stowe banded ,
'own an opinion on the pumping ol oil I
rolls on Sunday. The sulto were brought 1
ly the Law and Order Society,
mt were ' dismissed by the Judge, 1
rbo maintained that ths pump- I
ng of wells on Sunday was im abolnte
necessity, since salt water genorilly
rains a standing well. This comiletely
knocks out several judicial deci.
ions, 1
Took the Money and Find.
Buffalo, Minn* Jan. 2.?The olllce
)f the County Treasurer of Wright
:onnty was robbed of $3,500 last night
ibout a o'clock. As the money was put
u the vault, two mashed robbers oa:cred
tho office, fired several sliots, and
knocked the Treasurer senseless. Then
thp gathered up the money and lied.
There is no cluo,
logalla Haatcnlng to Washington.
Atchison, Kas., Jan. 2.?Senator Installs
lelt for Washington last night,
notwithstanding the snow storm and delayed
trains. His departure was hastened
by an imperative telegram from
Senators lidmanda and Hoar that party
necessity demanded his presence in the
national capital.
MB STATE OF Ml
Volume -of Business in 1890
Surpassed all Precedent.
IRON PRODUCTION LARGER
Than Kvcr Bcfore?Il. G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Itcviow?Conlldenco lit
Money Circles Unjiiilly llcvlvIng-COUcclious
Aro Good.
|
New 1!obk, Jan. 2.?B. G. Dun <? Co.'s j
weekly review of trade Bays: The new j
year opens with so'much of uncertainty
that there is u natural disposition to
dwell upon the crowding records of the ,
year just closed, which show on extraordinary
Yolumeol business in many lines,
surpassing all precedent. Iron, cotton, [
leather, boot and shoe and meat produc- q
tionwere larger than in any previous v
vanr a fr. Itnntnn 3 fi!K 911 rnnaa nf hnnln ?
sod shoes wero shipped against 3.399,9S0, b
a gain of 4 per cent. The clearing nouse
exchanges show that the volume of all .
business in 1890 exceed that of any pre- .
viouB year by at least 10 per cent. i
The reports from other cities are al- ,
most uniformly in tone, and indicate a
mod volume of fair condition of trade. >
The South rejoices in great crops and
wonderful manufacturing growth. j
At Chicago, though money is close, q
confidence rapidly revives. Collections n
are easy, trade exceeding by six per ,
cent that of 18S0 in general merchandise. v
At Cleveland jobbers are surprised at ?
the fullness ot collections, but twenty- y
live furnaces in the Mahoning region are ^
about to close. Pittsburgh reports a decline
of twenty-live cents in pig iron, >
weaker finished products and a reduc(ion
in price of coke to furnaces from
5210 to SI 95, though Hheuango fur- j,,
uncus are also expected to close. At
Philadelphia tho grocery business has
been satisfactory, with good collections.
At Boston couditions are deemed favor- A
ible. Wool is fairly active.
The iron industry does not improve as
.iie closing ci many furnaces indicate. U
Speculative markets .have been compar(lively
dull, but wheat has advanced *>
mil a cent and oats ljc, with corn jc w,
ower, coffee Jc lower, oil }c higher, w
aril 2t)c per 100 pounds higher. (.
The stock market has been dull rather "
;hun weak, though prices close much be- J>S
ow tnose u year ago, averaging lor tuo
lixty moat active stocks $55 41) per ahare w
?gainst $0-103, January 2,181)0. so
The monetary 8itnation lias not ex- ce
;ended during the week, though the J1
1'reaanry baa put out $800,000 more than Ls
it has taken in. j1*
Tne buaine3B failures throughout the
:ountry during the -week number 3-18, Tj
ffith 333 lust week and 322 the same , *
*reek laat year.
ILUNOlb STKLb WUKKS M
fa
ihut Dutrn far Itepalro and to Adjuit a fl.
Woge Matter. ^r
Chicago, Jan. 5.?Oilicials of the Illi- 6o
ioia Steel Company complain that no ae
ipecial significance attaohoa to the abuting
down of the rolling milla at South a?
Chicago, which took place laat Wednea- Qa
lay. They tny that they abut down
ivery winter for repairs and to adjust
natters for the next season. The official
vho gave the information added: Oi
"We are trying to settle a scale of th
vegea with the men lor liio coming year ?jj
iuu want time to adjust it. We have at
>een negotiating witti the men for ten
ir fifteen days in regard to tbo wages, M(
md I can't tell how long it will be be* ov
ore we arrange the entire scale." Wi
a he ?D?AK mmHmiM.
io More lllotoun Sceucs?The Sheriff and
Dtpntles on {Saard. \fc
I'lTTspi'Bpu, Pa., Jan. 2.?No farther
rouble baa occurred at the EJgarThorn- Hi
on ateel works, at Braddock, Pa. The
triking Hungarian furuaceraen have d,
leen awed by the presence of Sheriff In
ilcOandleea with his large force of depu- "
ies, and va long as he remains upon the or
irounus a rcpuuuuu 01 yi'swruny bbcuucb
b not expected. Thla afternoon the
trikeJB were paid oil* and dismissed.
Cue ollicials of the Edgar Thomson 1
rorks have decided to keep the blast L\
urnacea burning at all hazzards/and to ra
:ontinue the force of guards until quiet* gi
itBS is restored. h?
Seventeen of the rioters were arrested be
it Braddock this morning and locked up sii
n default of $1.00Q bail each. m
th
Ilnllrwu! L?a?? Abrogated. gp
Lincoln', Ne<? , Jan. 2 ?Union Pacific ar
ifficiais here havo been formally notified
hat the Rock Island lease has been
ibrogatod for the nresont.
The Rock Island has constructed here
l small putsonger Btalion to bo used
ointly with the Union Pacific, on the Ka
Jnion Pacificgrouud. Yesterday morn- iti
ng Union Pacific trains rau to the new m;
iiation, but the Rock Island locked the m;
Jnion Pacific and refused the buil4ing th
lutil the lease for trackage was complied cl
rich. The Union Pacific was in conae- b*
juence obliged to do its passenger busi* co
icss from the old freight depot. so
so
Probably a lingua Dlapatch. th
Chicago, Jen, 2.?A dispatch purportng
to conic from St. Loqis, end oddrefsid
to all members of tho Order of It.ilvny
Telegraphers, desires that >11 oper- 7,
itors be persuaded to stay sway from w
ho Lake Shore & Michigan Southern f
allway aod not till the placet of oper- wj
iiora leaving that line. Thij ironld in- ?
licate that trouble between' the railway w.
iud its telegraphic forcn has already ..
pommenced, but the company's oper- '
itors in this city say they know nothing
>f such troublo. It is suspectcd the disistch
is a bogus one. W|
A Fak. Mnry |].uuiidr.I1. ?'
SyHiCC.s, N. Y., Jan. 2.?Vlco Preai- n'
Iftnt R. D^na. nf th? Whitman
ind Barnes Manufacturing Company, ac
ffhich haa joined the American liarfester
Company, in an Interview today ve
lenied that their woika would bo abut tb
iown. and pronounced tbe report false U1
.bat 10,000 men would be discharged by to
the uew company. Whitman ana
Barnes Company would employ more
nen and fo* a longer period during tho
rear. n<
A Fair Offer. n<
Angola, Iko., Jan. ii.?The hike A
Shore A: Michigan Southern Railroad *1
Company has made a proposition to the
people of La Grange and Stenben counties
to tbe effect that the Lake Hbora
Coin pany will build a road from Fayette, j
Ohio, to Gosben, Indiana, passing t
through Angola and La Grange, if the ?
people will give right of wnjr and {lepot
ground?.;
. , ^
Settling wltli 111. Creditor.* ,
Elgin, III, Jan. 2.?M. W. Dubois
has arrived from Texas and is in confer- 01
ence with bis creditors. It is Kiven ont ?
by him tbat bia total liabilities hero and ><
south reach $400,000, with asset* of J
$1 300,000. Ilia friends have confidence <J
that be will come out ail right. ?
ii
Cotton M?o Fail. j
TvLEn, Tk.ac, Jan. 2.?the firm of
Caldwell A ftiblam, general merchandise
and cotton bnyera, failed yeaterday. t
Liabilities aro estimated at 130,000, with a
assets nominally the same, t
WEST Y1K0IMA AT TUB WORLD'S FAIIf
President Palmer nod Other Member* o;
National Commission to Vlilt Charier
ton.
Spccial to the Dispatch IntcUioineer. ?
Charleston, W. Va,, Jan. 2?A praiseworthy
effort is being mado to draw to
this city, at tlie opening ot the Legislature,
a number of the active men oi the
State who take an interest in its development,
so that at an early day the matter
of West Virginia's representation at the
World's Fair may be discussed. Interest
will be given to the occasion by the
presence of President Palmer and other
members of National Commission, who
have promised to come and lay the project
before the Legislature. Commislioner
J. W. St. Olair is earnestly pushng
the matter.
Tim umchds Ku.cn u
tljr the Wheeling Uulldera' Exchange at its
Annual Meeting laat Night,
The Builders' Exchange met last night
n regular aesBion, the attendance being
luito full, especially considering the
feather. Vice President McAdams preit,,
.t...... .( iir:ni._ a urn
iucu tu iuc ttuguui-a ui if iiimui a. n 11on,
the President. .
This being the time (or the annual
lection of oliicers, Mr. Wilson was relected
President: K M. Holliday, First
'ice President; Joseph W. Bisr,Second
'ice President; William L. Keed, SecBtary;
Jacob Morris, Treasurer; J. L.
IcNeeley, Assistant Secretary.
Messrs Lewis Hartong, Johu W. Beltz,
ames McAdams, James T. Gray, 13. F.
-aldwell, 0. E. Scbenerlein were elected
lembers of the Board of Directors (>r
vo years, anil Wilbur E. Jacobs sad T.
I. Jackson for one year. Messrs. Bernard
Klieves, E. M. Holliday, A. C.
iscber and William H. Chapman, memera
of the Board, hold over.
All tbe reports showed the Exchange
i a thriving condition, and the election
as very spirited. Nothing but tbe
ection transpired that was of public
itereet.
MAIM WUhM.lM/ fALBST.
u KtijoyAt/Iu and Aritadc KatertalumoDt 1
at Wcllaburg Ja?t Might.
The concert given by tbe ladies of the
rellbborg Presbyterian church, at i
firth's Opera Hall there, last night,
as a very pleasant affair. The talent i
aa principally Wheeling's brst, and i
e performance was highly appreciated <
r the Wellsburg people. The Nail <
ty Banjo Glnb delighted tbe audience f
ilb several fine selections. A vocal \
lo by Miss Alma Conner was well re- ?
ived, as was also the piano trio by |
ibaes Anna Hess anc innieand Louse i
lag. Miss Dee Pollack received a <
arty encore. Mr. 0. Zulauf and Pro* \
Bsor Goldby were loudly applauded, i
ae audience showed tbey appreciated i
Dolly's Revenge," by Mies Lucie Rob- 1
son. with a hearty encore, to which <
ie responded with a popular selection,
isa lien a Houee recited one of her
vorite pieces, which was received with
>plause. The remainder of the proammo
was well carried out. The flute
lo by Mr. Emil Lang and another
lection from the Nail City Banjo
lub were loudly applauded. The
idience was large and appreciative
id was delighted with the performance
a whole.
To-morrow Night's llehe&rtal.
The bi-weekly public rehearsel of the
pera House Orchestra for members and
leir families will be given at Arion
ili to-morrow evening. The following
tractive programme will be rendered:
PA JIT I.
irch?"Dueppcl Bcbanxan" G. Piefko
crture?"I/O cbaiet" (Dio tcwclzcibnotte)-.
A 4dam
illz?"Eva," from tbe operetta "The Bugler"
0, BUffOM
PAR'II.
met Solo-Cavallna?"Llebesglneck'V....^....
H.Ntckc
ical 8olo?"Tho Two Grenadiers" K.
bcliumaun
Mr. C. Zulauf.
intlng Fantasia ................. ..........
lm wild uad auf dor Heldo".. H. Zikoff
I'ART 111.
ualo from "Macbtith" Verdi
termczzos for Hiring Instruments.
1. * Lo Moulin" (Die Mi.chle) lI.Erlchs
). "Dreams" (Im Traum) Babithll
mid Galop?'"Steeple cbase" ?. W. Fopp
E. \\. Srcit. Musical Director.
An Attractive Entertainment.
The Ladies' Chancel Chapter of St.
ike's church, Island, have made arngements
with Miss Ida K. Hinds to
ve a dramatic recital at Mtennercbor
ill next Thursday evening for the
nefit of tho church. She will be asited
by Wheeling amateurs, and
asie and tableaux will land variety to
e entertainment. She is highly
oken of as an elocutionist. The tickets
0 on sale at ikumer's music store,
jubtless the ball will be crowded on
is occasion.
The Micnnerchor's Concert.
The Mcennerchor Singing 8ociety
ve a very pleasant entertainment in j
i ball Thursday evening, under the i
anagement of Professor Henry Hart- i
an. Mayer'a Orebealra rendered music, j
e eoeiety Bang several appropriate
oruses, Master Alfred Speil rendered a
illiant violin solo, B. B. TomJinson a
rnetsoio. Miss Nellie Eheling a piano t
lo, and Mis. H. M. Fitzgeialda vocal j
lo, and the Ladies' Section assisted in
e closing chorus.
rnna?ngern HlraculoDkljr Kicapo. |
New Yonn, Jan. 2.?Express train No. [
over the Delaware, Lackawanna & \
estern Railroad, which left Hoboken 1
r the west at 8 o'clock last night, mot
th a serious accident at West PaterD,
N. J., half an hour iater. The train,
jicb was running at a high rate of c
eed, suddenly struck an ice-covered s
'itch and craabcd into a train of flat t
rs loaded with pig iron. The engine, r
'o pasrenger cars and two sleepers i
jre wrecked. None of the passengers t
jre injured. Both the engineer and ']
eman were scalded in a frightful t
anner by escaping steam. t
Later.?It no^ transpires that the
cldent 70S not caused by an icod
fitch, bat by four train wreckers. Instigation
shows that the brass keys '
at bold the switch had been bam- t
ercd out at place, causing the switch
open when the train struck it.
Fx till Kallrwl Wraok.
Baltimore, Mo., Jan. 2 ?No. 0, Ecgller
Manford, and No. U, Engineer Goa<11,
were in collision on the Baltimore
Obio road, at the east end of Knozlle
siding, at 10 o'clock last night. Both
igines and several express care were
imaged. Engineer Gosneer and Firean
Williams were killed. Engineer
anford and Fireman {C/ler were badly
jured. The accident was caused by '
ain No. U, breaking lcoss between
'ererton and Wasbin ton Junction.
OullUlon on the "L" Houd.
New Yoait Jan. 2.?At half past nine
clock this morning a collision occurred
a tbe Elevated railroad at Eighth aveuo
and One Hundred and Fifty-fifth
roet. The train drawn by eogino 8C.i,
in Into the rear car of ti\e train ahead
urlng tbe fog, it ia .imposed, Dewit
.emner, Mreman of 205, had both bis
!lfl and arm badly injured. No other
jtmage has been reported,
Tii* p'oprietor? o( ftalvation Oil, the
rested ci\ro on earth for pain, will pay
, ifliRe reward if any certificate publishid
by them la not found genuine.
; am mis.
Startling Disclosures at a Baly
Farm in London.
SICKLY, EMACIATED BABIES
found by the Police, Who Are I<ook>
lnic tor llio Parcn'a-The Terrible
Accident at a New Year's Celebration?
Foreign News.
London, Jan. 2.?Tho metropolis is constantly
being horrified by the discovery
of "Baby Farms," where Infanta
are treated in the cruelest manner poialble,
bnt In spite of the Metropolitan
Police these disgraceful institutions
(lourish and apparently are only discovered
by accident. At Brixton, a
portion of this city on the Surry tide of
tbe Thames, a woman who gave the
name of "Mrs. Keevca," and who la
known to have figured under several
uiiwctj, rttui Hrroauju on ino complaint CI
her neighbors for carrying on tte
illegal business known as "Baby
Farming." When the police
searched her residence they found
eight emaciated, tlitby, sickly babies
crowded into one small, iji ventilated
room. Apparently the infants were in u
starving condition. Ia spite of the fact
that the poor children were immediately
riven the best of medical attention
and that they were removed to healthier
surroundings, it la feared that some if
them will die. "Mrs. Beeves," in any
case, will be prosecuted to the full extent
of the law, and should one of tho
children die, the charge of murder will
be made against the "baby farmer."
Ibe police are doing their utmost to find
the parents of theunfortunato infants.
THIS llUMiUlt IX KMJHXP.
School Children JJurord to l>eath While
Engaged lu a Celebration. London,
Jan. 2.?Further particulars
received to-day from Wortley, near
Leeds, show that the terrible scenes witnessed
at tho school fete there were in
do way exaggerated, though Ibe canse
>f the disaster was not the falling of a
Chinese lantern, as it was supposed. The
school fete referred to was a charity bas?r,
held under tho auspices of the Parsh
of Wottloy. The building used for
be fete was the Church School, adjolnnit
the Wnrtlf'V Enlflnnnal rhnwh P.it
>f tho programme of tfie bazar's attrac.ionfl
was a series of tableaux vlvant,
a which a number of the young
(iris and boys of the parish tock
iart. For this display a small stagowas
reeled in the school room, and to the
Ight of the stage and opening upon it
sua a room used as a dressing room,
fust before the disaster a crowd of joj3Us
children were gathered, all the girls
>f tho party being in light gaudy attire
ind many of them covered in addition
with cotton used to represent snow. In
iddition several of the children carried
langling on sticks above their heaila
lighted Chinese lanterns.
Buddenly shrieks issued from the
little dressing room, and all were harroritricken
to see a number of children
rush upon the stage with their costumea
an fire. The gentlemen promptly seizsd
the burning children, threw tbein
jpon the stage, and smothered the
lames. Up to the present there Bre
[our deaths recorded as the result of tho
lisaster, and several of the injured
jhiidreu are not expected to recover.
An investigation into the cause of the
liaastersbows that wlillo the children
rere gathered in the dressing room preparatory
to making their appearance on
he stage, one of the little girls, who was
playing with alighted lamp, accidentally
let fire to her clothes. Bho uttered a
:ry of terror, tried to extinguish the
lames with her hands and rushed toward
the door leading to tho stage. Her
'.ryandtho sight of the fl lines caused
i panic the other children, who also
nade a rush for the door mentioned.
The result was that a crowd of children
Fere crushed around the child whose
ilothes wero already in flames andlbero>y
ignited the clothing of twenty or
Jiirty other children.
Mine Kxploaiun.
Berlin, Jan. 2.?A dispatch from
3erchuD, Westphalia, announces that a
lisastrons explosion has taken place in
i coal pit at that place. The total num)er
of lives lost ia unknown, The bodiea
>f tno men killed and nine injured men
lave been recovered from the pit,' but
t is leared a number of other miners
lave perished.
The latest dispatches Bay theexploaion
jccurred in the Heinrich-Gustave coal
>it at Denfiendreer, live miiea from
Xochum, Westphalia. They report nlnu
nen as killed and say that ten othorn
ire not expected to survive their inuries.
"IIang Tim Uealy uu u Sour AppU Tree."
Ddulin, Jan. 2.?At the city hall yeserday
after Lord Mayor Meade had been
ustalled, the "gallery sods" sang an ltn
>rovised song to the effect that it would
>o advisable to "llstig Tim Healy on a
lour apple tree," This musical suggeoion
was repeatedly cheered to the echo
>y the so-called "Hillsido inen" who
vere present at tho installation cerenony.
A Clmlleiii;* ImtueU.
Kiikbnkt, Jan 2.?Tnree pric&8 and
ilghteen laymen - of Oaatle Comer have
limned a letter which has heon Bent to
he Fremana' Journal, donying the statenent
mado by the Journal ae to the exatence
of organised bovcotting during
he recent election in North Kilkenny.
Cho signers of tliia letter alao challenge
he .Frcmaim' Journal or the government
0 prosecute them.
'UiRtorliiQ Kinjtl&ke I>eud*
Londo.v, Jan. 2.?The death o( Alexindur
William Kinginke, the historian,
s announced.
KeniiIt of u (]nnrr?l,
Macon, Ga., Jan. 2 ?Ae the result of
trivial quarrel betivoen two frionds at
1 New Year's party, Will Knee, oped
leventoen, was shot and Instantly killed
ly Nat Ashley, aged tweuty. Theiatter
.hen shot himself, dying soon after.
Th. Wheeling WllJ.
ts'txo Cumlnrland CoitrUr.
When a man commits a crime in New
Jersev he is treated to a <iosi of jiJBticH
culled "Jersey lightning," but down in
Wheeling they put him through a reform
process by either electing him to '
tho filtw ffrinnnil rtr u.tmn -m?
J itn uiiilVa IUO
greater the oflenae the grater the oflice.
A caw, you bop, whore "the punishment
tits tho crime,"
Ton, Dick and llnrry appear e?nfn
with their Grandmother1* recipes for
roujilip, etc., hat tho people know Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup too woll.
U1KO.
ALI.KVDRR?On Frldny, Janawy '2, 15PI, at I?
o'clock nonn, amakik M., wlfo of Rlcbimt
r. A Mender, in iboWU jtarct berate.
Funeral from Iter l?tv rosldeuce, In Martta'a
Ferry, Ohio, Sunday afternoon a*. 2 o'clock,
l.itermeut at Rlvervlew cemetery. Frleutki
are luylted to att?nd.

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