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1852 WHEELING, W. VA., TUESDAY, ,IAMJAli\ 6,1891. __
m minis cwd.
Chances for a Scrimmage With
England not Remote.
THE BEHRING SEfl DIFFICULTY
Assuming a Serious Aspect?American
War Ships Concentrating on
the Pacific?1The British Press i
At tacks Secretary Blaine. i
Annapolis, Mi>., Jan. 5.?Comment is i
aroused among navy officers over the 1
series of orders emanating from the navy
within the past few weeks directing the <
cam missioning of war ships at fc'an Fran- i
cisco, and the ordering of various other j
cruisers to Pacific waters. (
L'nder the present orders no lees than ;
eleven warships and five revenue cut- 5
it re will soon bo in commission in the J
Pacific and ready for duty. If, in addi- \
tion, tho rumored chartering and arm- e
ing of seven steamers for revenue cutter 1
duty in Behring sea proves correct, the 1
United States naval fleet will number [
twenty-three ships, against the live Brit- 1
ish gun boats noil one armored vessel at c
present protecting Great Britain's into- b
reata in the Northern Pacific. This will 1'
increase the above force by stiJJ another ^
ve?el. a
It is calculated that ten war ships are r
now in position J >r mobilization at San
Francisco ineide of forty days. Six war
ships are ready for immediate work. s
in view of the present Behring eea P
controversy, and the rumored chartering *
of seven steamers for revenue cutter g
duty, the above disposition is deemed a
oininoup. As the tithing serson does fc
not begin earlier than May, the concen- tl
tration of war shirs can be c fleeted be- c
/oro tho revenue cutters are ready to P
proceed to the finhriog sea. It is be- e
lieved tho whole United States force in 1?
the Pacific will then concentrate off Port &
Townaend. n
I
THE UFFiClAl. C0KR?81'0NDEKU&
a
Heeietarjr lHiUuo'a struug Position?The J
Kifilits ur the United State*. 8(
Washington, Jan. 5.?-The President p
tMlay transmitted to the House of R?p- b
rjsentatives further correspondence on ^
the subject of the Bahring Sea controversy
between the United 8tates and
Great Britain. Lord Salisbury's letter
to 6ir J ulian Pauncefote, dated August 2,
is confined to a decision of the Russian B(
ukase and the treaty of 1825. He argues
tbat Mr. Blaino has misinterpreted Mr. 0
Adam's position and closes with the tl
statement that if the differences still exist
bia Government is ready for impartial ti
arbitration by methods to be agreed upon ii
in conceit with Mr. Blaine. si
. Secretary Blaine's letter to the same a
Minister, dated December 17 last, be- tl
gins with au inBistanco upon the correct- si
ness of tho position assumed by the
United States. Lie believes that the ol
controversy turns to one point?whether L
the phrase "Pacific Ocean," used in the b
treaty of 1824 and '25, included Behring 11
Sea bounded by Great Britain. If the bi
United States cau prove the contrary fi
Iter case is complete end undeniable.
Therefore, Mr. Blaine enters into an exhiiufttive
aruument based on Bancroft's I
history, and goes to show that Mr. *
Adams and hit) contemporarieo had a
distinctive understanding that the
plirate "Pacific Ocean" included the tt
waters of Behring Sea, then known to all L
the world as the .Sea of Kamschatka. :
A b stronger evidence of his correctm ss,
Mr. Blaine cites the protocols of I he e'
treaty of ISL'4, to sliow that Kussin's ifi
reliii<iuiHhtnent' of jurisdiction applied it
ooly to tlie territory between the 50th at
and t-Oth degree, aleo other undeniable o
poinw of proof. c(
ile speaks o! the enormous injury in- T
llicU'd by vessels under the Briiish 11 ig h
upon the United States fisheries and ol
suggests that she send an intelligent ci
conmiiefiion^r to the Seal Islands. Again ai
he objects to the form cf tho proposed S
arbitration, and says it will amount to el
eoineUiing tangible if Great Britain con- ci
cents to arbitrate the real questions (lis- it
cussed iorihe last four years. What tl
were tbe rights exercised by liussia in gi
Behriug sea? How far were they eon- a
ceded by Great Britain? Was Behring 1
m a included in the Pacific ocean V Did si
not the United States acquire all of o
"Russia's rights? What are the present l1
rights of the United States? and if the
concurrence of the Great Britain is 1<
found tit cepsary then what shall be the w
protected limits and close season? I
Further fhe Secretary says: "The 0
United States having the most extended t!
tea coast of all tho nationsofthe world, t
may be presumed 10 have paid serious g
attention to the laws and usages which e
define and limit oiaratime jurisdiction, v
Toe course oi this government has been fi
uiiitormly in faver of upholding the rec* I
ognized law of nations on that subject,
w hite Lord Salisbury's admonitions are
received in good part by this govern- j
ment, we feel justified in asking His
Lordship if tho government of Great
Britain line uniformly illustrated these
precepts by example, or whether she *
iias not established at least one notable a
precedent, which would justify, us in v
making greater demands on Her Mej a- ?
ly's government touching the Behring
sea than either our necetsities or our 1
.desires have ever suggested. I
"I am directed by the President to Bay S
?!.?? ? ^ itMlmlf nf tho United States. he it
is Rilling to adopt the text used in tho d
act of Parliament to exclude ships troju v
Hovering neurar to Tho Islaud of 8t.
Helena; than eight ;jiarinn leagues, or p
he will take ihe example cited by Sir d
Geor?e Baden-Powell, whereby per- t
mission of Her Majesty's goyexnoent ii
control over h part of tho ocean ft00 $
miles wide is today authorized by d
Australian law. Toe President will oak d
the Government of Great Britain to I
agree to the distance of twenty marine e
leagues? witiiin which jio ship shall c
hover around the islando of St, Paul and t
st. George from the loth day of May to ?
the 15th day of October of each year. a
"Great Biitain has been informed, t
advised, warned over and oyer again ol s
the evil eilect8 that would follow from p
hiercourse of action; but against testimony
that amounts to demonstration, c
she naa preferred to abide by personal 1
fepreaentatfowi from Ottnwa, by reports i
?>1 romn)ission'.4X3 who examined noth* i
ing ami heard nothing except the teeti- t
mony cf those engaged in jUie business, i
against which the 'United StaUs has
earnestly protested, /she may posainly
be convinced of the daaaatfuf sho will }
wud an intelligent commissioner to the
i'ribylofl Islands."
Respecting the British proposition
looking to arbitration the Secretary says: I
"In the judgment of the President, i
nothing of importance would be settled y
by proving that Great Britain had con- ,
ceded no jurisdiction to l(uuk?aver the
seal Htheriea of Behring Sea. It mi^ht (
as well be proved that Russia conceded I
no juribdiction to England over the i
River Thames. By doing nothing in :
tach case everything is concealed, In I
neither case is anything ssked oi tue i
other. 'Uoncesaioon/ as used here,
means simply acjuiesence iu the right'
lulneis of the title, and that is the only
iorm of confession which Russia asked
of Great Britain, or which Great Britain
gave to Russia."
S aetary Blaine in conclusion denies
that the U nited Ktatea ever claimed Behring
Sea to be a closed eea.
KUMK WAK TALK. ,
Ih? London Standard in] Knglaad YVou't
Submit to American Outrugnn.
London, Jan. 6.?The Stanford to-day,
referring to the Behring eea dispute,
Bays that it "iveara a very unpleasant aspect.
Even the possibility ot a rupture
between England and America cannot
be mentioned without feelings of deep
regret. America may count upon receiving
the full measure of courtesy,
patience and firmness, wbicli England
bas already displayed. But Mr. Blaine
trill do well to bear in mind tbat firmness
will bo commensurate should the
moment arrive for its exercise with the
patience and courtesy with wbich he has
bas so far been treated. He seems
extravagantly anxious to put himself
rrong. Mr. Lincoln cannot too soou
>n his return devote himself to asceraining
the resolutions of our foreign
iffice and communicating them to his
rovernmen*. There is not a person in
England but would hear itproposed with
irofound regret tbat shote should be oxihanged
between British and American
reasels cxcept in courtesy, but it would
xcite greater regret to hear thattho
Jritiah Hag bad been insulted and the
mtional bonor not vindicated by prompt
eprisals. But we can never believe that
be American people will sutler ita pubic
aervants to forc? uconilict by wanton
utrage upon our flag. We will gladly i
iow to tbo tribunal of international
aw, but not to the need of Mr. Blaine, i
Vo trust tbat ho will not persist in men- ;
ce, which iB csitaiu to be resented and i
eaisted." (
The Pall Mall Gazette to day flays: i
The case for arbitration intbe Behring i
pa dispute is so clear, Lord Salisbury's i
Her is so simple, and the feeling in I
imerica in favor of arbitration is so ;
eneral and Btrong that it seems necca- <
ary to look for Mr. Blaiue's motives for i
lis warlike attitude elsewhere than in I
be merits of the case. That the Ameri- i
an people would deliberately prefsr a ?
ioliey of exaggeration and would sooner I
mbark in a fratricidal war with Eng- <
and than submit to arbitration means, t
) too Hilly and absurd to need a i
joment'a consideratioa. it is clear that i
It. Blaine speaks not for the nation, t
utfor his party; tbat he means blulf
nd plays to the anti English gallery. 1
t is earnestly to be hoped that the good '
ense and moderation pf the American i
eople will speedily mAke themselves (
eard. Even a paper warfare between i
lie two great families of the same race (
rould be a blunder?a crime.
Excitement In London. j
London*, Jan. 5.?The communication |
om the Foreign office on the Behring I
?a matter was printed and sent to all 1
:ie newspaper oliices and -news agencies J
i London, it being the evident desire 1
[ the government to give the document
le widest publicity.
The Foreign 0likens a mere conserva- i
l regard to the communication ? a
artling innovation upon its uaual
lethods of procedure and strengthens I
le general belief that the crisis is 1
jrious. (
Since the publication oi the Foreign |
FKium nnmmntiiiiatinn flit. ITnitnd Ntaruu ?
vgation and the Admiralty office have
sen besieged by persons seeking to ob*
lin information of the status ol affairs,
at all inquiries have thud fyr proved
uitless.
MONTANA LEGISLATURES.
hree Bodies Meet?Fun Aluad for (ho
Galleries?Democrntn on Top.
Helena, Mont., Jan. o.?To?duy was
le'date set for the meeting of the State
egislature and three bodies of men met
i as many different places and organizi
three branches ol the Montana Leg*
lature. In the Senato it was easy sailig,
as tho body stands ten Democrats
ad six Republicans. But the trouble
trer the ten members from Silver Bow
)unty remains just as it did last year. ,
wenty-nine Republicans met in one
all to-day. All the Democratic members
I the House, including the five Demo*
ratic claimants from Silver Bow, met in
aother hall and organized and elected a
peaker. The Republioau House also
fected officers. Just after noon the
jmmittee from the Democratic House
aited on the Senate and Governor with
le information that the House had orinized.
Governor Toole and the Sen- t
te each recognized this organization,
his afternoon the Republican House {
jnt a message to the Senate that it was t
rganized. This message, by a vote of *
0 to 0, was rejected.
As the matter stands now, tho dead- <
)ck is as complete aa it was last year f
rhen not a law was passed. As the <
)emocrat8 have the Senate and the 1
iovernor this year{ where tho last year
be Senate was a tie, they rather have ?
tie best of it now, but if this matter ocs
to the Supreme Court, as undoubt- i
dly will do, if that body follows the :
reoedent set l^st year, it will decide in
? ? 1 - - -I tU. I> !
Ivor 01 U1U legality ui but; ihrjjuuiiwiu
louse.
HNAACIAL SIIDATIOX.
'Irit lodloatloni of the Euil of tha l'Alilo
lucrwaae In Ilnllroatl Uutln?R>.
N*w York, Jan. 5?Tha Toil nays:
'he first positive imlica ion o[ the sub
iiienne of the financial panic which preailed
in greater or lees degree through I
lovamber and part of December, was J
lie increase of money in the New York
anks as shown by their statement last
nurday. An increasing ivideuce of it
j in the lower rates for money in Lonon
to-day, whore bankers' balances i
;ere down to 2 per cent. i
The large advances of one cent on the I
ound for demand and two cents on (iO I
ay's bills to.day wero almost entirely I
he result of the lower rates ol interest I
a London. This made it easier to get a
0 days bill discounted there, and re'
l?ced the difference between ISO day and
lemagd bills one rent on the pound, i
It the rates of last Saturday the differnco
was equal to onorbal/ of one per 1
ent per month was getting so plenty '
hat the 1.0 day bills were for investnest.
Temporarily there is a scarcity
if commercial banks in the market, but 1
he higher ratJS for them will help to '
timulate tho exports ot cotton and other
iroducta.
There was an increase of over -10 per
ent in the buainess in railroad bonds
lUil weot at c Jiupnreii yrith tbe same
reek last year. This i crease of busltesa
continued to-day and appears likely
o continue with tbe increasing e?se oI
noney.
FKAiiAN UPHEAVAL.
tCnrtli^ui&e In Indiana Natural 0M Field
Cauatf Ornnt Alarm.
K&woan, Ind , Jan. 5?The resident? of
his towu and those for miles around pro
nuch oierclatd oyer tbe earthquake,
(rhich was felt here Saturday morningThe
shock waa perceptible nearly all
iver this county. As this place Is in
;Le natural gas region it is verv generiliy
belieretl that the diaturbance came
Irani natural gas. J'eoplo (ear that tbe
tremble Is the premonition o' c ;reat upteayai
ol the natural gaa territory.
Residents of the natural gas territory
have not rested .oasy "ince the great
patural gaa upheaval in $belbr ..ounty a
few months ago, and some of tbe more
timid ore almost determined to move'to
territory that dots not poaseaa tha blessing
ol natural gas.
MEM BAM.
The Indian Trouble Will End
With a Bloody Conflict.
THE REDSKINS IN EARNEST
Anil Will Fight to the Last?A Critical
State of Affairs?Secretary
Xoblo's Practical Views on
the Indian Situation.
Pise IIidoe Agency, Jan. 5.?The
event of yesterday here was the taking
away of twenty-nino wounded soldiers.
The wounded left Ruehville in special
cars to the east-bound passenger train
that left Kushville at 10:15 o'clock last
night. Assistant Surgeon Glenn an will
have charge of the sufferers while en
route, and will remain in Fort Kiley
when that point is reached. As to the
situation here, considered in its entirety,
the indications that the greatest battle
in Indian history is almost at hand
are increasing. The report of every
Duuub uuuo iicn nuu ouuu^ oufpuib iw
those indications that were only empha*
sized by the bloody afl'air on Wounded
Knee. Gun. Miles believes exactly this,
una has said ho in strong worda. The
small handful of Indian employes here
ailirm it vehemently. Before the territlic
clash comes thoy want to try and rescue
their relatives from tho enemies camp
ind are no<v interceding with the authorities
for permission at the risk of their
lives, to make the attempt. These
Lndians in Government employ also
express the hope that they can iuduce
many of those who were friendly before
Lbe Wounded Knee battle, and were
remaining here according to instructions,
Uso to coine in and be saved from certain
annihilation' that awaits them
ffithin the ranks of the uostiles. Extensive
ritla pits are reported being dug
iwelve miles west of here by the hostiles
ind the report is of a nature that the
luthorities rely upon its truthfulness.
Last nizht the hostiles burned maay
louses belongiug to the settlers along the
White river and linished killing the last
*emnant of the great herd of government
:attle that they raided so heavily about
i month ago and have been drawing on
jverainco.
Since Gen. Miles arrived he has revived
the moat urgent admonition from
he administration to avoid further
jloodshed. Further bloodshed .cannot,
lowever, be avoided, aad before the
ight of another Sabbath morning the
xutli of the assertion will have been
>roven.
COL. FQKSYTHH RELIEVED
frodlac an OfllctM Investigation?A. First
Class Hounilal oo Foot.
Waebinoion, D. 0., Jan. 5.?Tho roinrt
of tho relief of Colonel Forsythe of
lis command of the Seventh Cavalry by ,
General Miles, is confirmed at the War '
department to-day. The officials, how- i
vcr, show a decided disinclination to i
alk about the matter. Neither tSecre- i
ary Proctor nor General Sohofield is
rilling to say very mncli on the subject,
utnougn ootn pracucany aamu mat
General Miles did not act entirely upon i
lis own responsibility. Secretary Proc- <
or said: ''General Miles did it. It is ,
i very mnch mixed np matter and I may ;
'x plain it later."
General Schofleld was rather more
:ommunicative. He said: "Ihere is
lot much that I can say about it just
iow, but I am willing to explain as far 4
is 1 can. It has been suggested by a
>ereon whom I cannot mention that it
vonld bo well to look into the matter of
he fight on Wounded Knee creek the
>ther day, inasmuch as tbe reports eay i
hat several Indian women and children <
vere killed. Accordingly General Miles, (
it a suggestion from here, relieved Col- j
>nel Foray the of his command pending
in investigation." ,
It is surmised by some officers that ,
he person who "suggested" the iuves- ,
igation is the-President, whose suggoa- ,
ions as to ttio army have all the weight ,
)f orders. J
The White Ulny .Flglit.
Washington, Jan. 5.?General Scho- 1
leld has received two telegrams from |
General Miles in regard to the Indian
roubles. The tlrst, dated Pine Ridge, ;
1. D , January 3, is as follows: 1
"Colonel Forsythe reports under date i
>f 2d inat., the following casualties in a
kirmiah with hostiles in White Clay
Jreek, 8. D., near this agency, Decern- 1
jer 30: 1
Killed?Private Dominic M. Trances- '
:hcth, troop G, 7th cavalry. Wounded 1
-First Lieutenant J. D. Mann, 7th
cavalry; private Peter Clausen. troop C \
private W illiam Korn, troop D; farrier
Kichard J. Nolan, troop I, and First
Sergeant Theodore Raynor, troop K, 7th
cavalry.
The'other telegram bore the same date
and gave the list of killed and wounded
in tbo Wounded Knee light of December
29. The list does not differ from
that already given in these dispatches.
Women and Children Seeking Safety.
Sioi'i Cit?, Iowa, Jan. fi.?A party of
leveral women and children, wbo had
iaat conio in from tbo vicinity of Rushviiie,
Ohadron, Hay Springs and other
pints near the Boat of the Indian trou
bits, were at the Union depot last night.
The party say that they were sent away
[rotn Hushville because of the exposed
:ondition of the settlements, and said
:but there departure was hurried by the
lact that a band of Ufiy Indiana had
pitched their tenia within a few miles
[rom town.
Anoth.r Battle.
Gakd&n, Nkb, Jan. 5.?Scouts conarm
the report of a battle north of this
place. Tbo fight was between tbo InHans
and a detachment sent by General
Milua ,'rom Rosebud Agency to bury the
Indians killed at the Wounded Knee
Bght. A rumor waa current that (jeneral
Miles had been killed, but the report
is unfounded.
A FRACTIClL TALK .
About the Indian <Jit?ntlou by Secretary
Noble?Plain Words on the Subject.
W+BmsgTos, D. 0., Jan. 5.?Secretary
Soble waa queatioqef} to day aa to what
action l>?4 been taken on tl>e repommendatiou
of General Jfilee that the
Indian Agent* ol tho South Dakota
agonciea be relieved from further duty
and that their plaueB be filled by military
oilicers. The Secretary said be did not
cure todlacnss the natter further than
to oav that the subjcct had not been
montionod to him by any one with
authority to act in the matter. Jt ia
believed, however, that should General
Miles' recommendation be submitted to
him by the President for his views the
Secretary would strongly oppose the
traosfer.
The Secretary spoke with some earnaloeaa
cf the renorts that have been
circulated recently, to the effect that the
Indiana wore in a starving coudition and
that the ponding trouble grew out of
the fact that the gororniuent'hld not
jrtptlts agreement with the Sioux, but
op tho contrary, b?d alrpady Ijejun to
cut down the rations supplied to them
in violation of all treaty obligations The
Secretary denounced these statements
as unqualifiedly false.
The story of starvation among the
Sioux was a pure fabrication. For ten
long years the Government, in fulfillment
of its treaty obligations, has been
feeding the Sioux in idleness. Some of
them, however, were thrifty farmers and
good citizens, but a larger proportion
were a thriftless and indolent set, perfectly
willing to spend their time in idleness
and in finding fault with the Government
on every conceivable pretext.
Members of Congress, very properly,
began to inquire whether it was the
purpose of the Government to continue
indefinitely and forever this policy of
feeding Indians who persisted in living
in idleness.
They thought it was about time to test
their ability to support themselves. And
so, the appropriation was reduced to one
hundred thousand dollars, not a very
large amount when compared with the
vast sum which the usual appropriation
called for. Therefore, the Indians immediately
began to complain, but made
no effort toward feeding themselves.
Ho occupied a vast territory, containing
thousands of acres ol productive ianu.
He was supplied with everything necessary
to improve it and raise good crops,
but he preferred to do nothing and let
the Government continue to put his
food in his iuouth. It was time, the
Secretary thought, that these people
should be compelled to do something
and he had lost patience with those who
unheld the Indians in their idleness.
He sincerely regretted that tho recent
action of the military had resulted in
bloodshed and ho congratulated himself
that his Department was iu no sense responsible
for ft.
TUB AlMitaAH Sl'itlKft
Action of Labor Organlx?ti<ius la Sjrapathy
With tho Minora.
Biumingham, Ala., Jun. 5. ?The
Trades Council, a union of all laboring
organizations, had a meeting last evening,
and after a report from a committee
that the mine operators had all refused
to meet a committee from the mine
workers' union, or iu any way recognize
organized labor, a series of resolutions
were adopted. The resolutions in substance
are that all labor organizations
will aid the miners by all lawful means
to compel recognition of the union and 1
to win the present strike for higher 1
wages. It was further resolved to at
once take steps to prevent the use of
coal mined by "scab ' labor which vir- '
tuully means a boycott of coal now being ;
mined in the district.
A mass meeting was called for Thursday
night, at which it is believed all the 1
iron workers in the district will be called 1
out in support of the strikers. Fifteen 1
furnaces are now out of blast on account <
of the strike.
i
Carpentaria Strike Threatened.
St. Louis, Mo , Jan. o ?Tho Brother- I
bood of Carpenters anil Joiners have 1
sent to every architect, contractor anil |
builder of the city and vicinity a resoiu- i
tlon demanding an increase in wanes of j
Ave cent* an hour for eight hours' work ,
an and after May lat, or $3 20 per day. (
the boss carpeuiera have called a meet- |
ing for to-morrow to consider the dt- t
raund. Unless it is granted a striko will
be inaugurated May 1st.
Tile I.a>et strike. 1
Pittbuuroii, Fa , Jan. 5? All of the
marble, slate and encaustic tile layers iu
this city, with their helpers, numbering 1
200 are on a strike. They demand an 1
sight hour day and $4 per day wages j.
ind a Saturday ball holiday. c
1)1.001) U.\ IlIh'lIUNU'.UOO.V. '
I Urldrsroum Attempt to Kt.l IIIn Wife t
nod lilmMeir.
Dknvkr, Jan. 5.-?The honeymoon of
Banker Dows' son and Millie Trice, *
the high kicker of a theatrical company, 1
who were married here Friday night,
jame near ending in a double murder ?
last night. 1
Dowub' father has refused to have a
anything to do with him or aid him t
linancially. He was to have left here
Lhia morning with the company, and Lseveral
creditors hearing of this, had the
young man arrested Saturday, on a
charge of obtaining goods under false
pretenses, hast night the couple retired
to their room at the Windsor J
Hotel about 10 o'clock. Two hours ,
later the door was thrown open and Mrs. :
Dows rushed down the hall, clad in her ;
night robe, screaming murder at the top
of her voice. The husband followed
and llred a shot from his revolver at her. J
He then reentered his room and attempted
to blow his brains out, but was
overpowered before he could make a
3econd attempt. No one knows the J
cause of the trouble, but it was probably
over money matters.
TUrett Uoj# pruvfufd.
Kbypobt, N. J. Jan. n.?A sad acci- i
dent occurred yesterday afternoouon
John E. Kubn's pond. Edward and
Henry Spier and Harry Staver, aged re- 1
Bpectively nineteen, lifteen and twenty, *
were enjoying themselves skating, but i
while they were in the center of the ?
pornl the ice gave way and they fell into
the water aud were drowne'd. Their
bodies were recovered.
A Terrible lleveuge.
Sav annah, Ga , Jan. o.?Near Albany
Richard Keid, and another negro known
as Bill, stole and ate some food belonging
to Joe Morris, also colored, and then
laughingly told him of the joke they had
played on him. Morris put strychnine
on some fiah and cooked it und at his in*
vitation the other two feasted on it
They are dead and Morris has fled.
A Vicluue You tig Mao.
Columbus, In?v Jan. 5.?John Lacy, a
tough young man of this city, was t jected
from a saloon for attempting to raiseadisturbance.
lie secreted himself in a dark
alley. lie held in his hand a razor, and
when Ed Diltz, sixteen years of age, was
passing- the alley Lacey sprang upon
him, cutting five deep gashes in nis head
and fact*, that subsequently caused the
man's death.
KffeeU of * Spree.
Caulislk, Pa., Jan. 5.?At Cowmans*
dale, this county, on Saturday evening,
luur juuug iiiuu Kui a iui ui wuiunjr uu u f
prescription auddrank it. Harry Stout- '
lor, aged seventeen years, baa died irom i
ila etlecta aud another of the party, i
named VVeaver, laid out in the cold aud
wan so badly (retail that both U'?e must i
be amputated,
?-?* i i
Blew Ilia Uraln Oat. I
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 5.?Edward '
Solomon, youngest brother of the late |
chief of police of this city, killed himself ,
accidentally last night. He waa clean- i
ing his breech-loading shot fan preparatory
for a hunt, when it was discharged, <
blowing his brains oat. Death was instantaneous.
A Dosen Miner* Killed.
San Andreas, Oai. , Jan.'5.?Eleven
or twelve men were killed in the Utica
Mine, Angels camp, to-day. A load of
men was beta# lowered and when abont
J50 feet from the surface the rope broke,
preciniutink all a'distance of J&u feet to
the bottom 6f the obsft.
| EM A BLACK El
Tho Elections Bill Displaced by
the Financial Bill.
WAS il COMPLETE SURPRISE
Senator Faulkner Kngineered the
Coup-d'Ktat?Kvcn Silver Men j
Profess to Bo Surprised-?A
Hold I'lan Carried Out.
Special Ditualch to the InUillqctuxr.
Washington, D. 0., Jan.5.?The sil|
ver coup d'etat in the Senate to-day was
accomplished so cleverly, so cautiously
and with so much secresy that the managers
of the Federal elections bill weie
taken completely by surprise. On Saturday
last the silver men had seven Renublican
votes thev could deDend uoon
to assist in laying aside the elections
bill; they needed eight according to
their calculation, and the swearing in
of McConnell, of Idahb, to-day gave
them the eighth man. The Democrats
understood on Saturday that if they
could inaugurate a system of delays indicating
that they proposed to keep the
bill in the way of other legislation, that
the silver men of the other uarty would
do able to strengthen their forces
to the point where enough votes could '
be secured to lay aside the Elections bill; ,
consequently the Democratic manager?,
on Saturday night, decided upon a policy
of skillful obstruction. They did not
fook for tbo result so soon. Indeed, the
happening of yesterday cannot properly
be referred to as a direct result of the
Democratic move, for until but a short
time before the bill was actually laid
aside they did not have much confidence'
in the ability of Senators Teller, Stewart
and Wolcott to carry enough others *ith
them to make their opposition to the
Elections bill effective. The bill was actually
laid aeide within six hours after ,
the eighth man was found to enact his 1
part. There was no bargain between
the tilvcr Republicans and the Democrats.
This is evidenced by the fact
that such Democratic leaders as Gorman,
Harris nnd George fear that a
trap is in readiness for the minority. r
Senator Faulkner assisted the silver 1
Seuuturs in getting the necessary vote. 1
The West Virginia Senator bus charge of i
the pairs on the Democratic side. With- t
out exciting any suspicion, he arranged t
transfers of all the absent Democrats so c
that nearly every one of those present t
could vote. Some of the Republican t
Senators who were ready to vote for the t
Stewart motion were paired with absent
uenta ol the election bill. Senator Faulk- ii
uer so re-arranged these pairs that the I
absent democrats were' made to pair
ivith Republicans present who were in p
avor of the elections bill. This is how c
t cauio about that Mr. Stewart's motion
A'as carried by a majority of live instead
>f by one, which was ali that was calcu*
ated upon in the arrangements made in g
lie morning. w
A COJlPLhTK bimiSE ii
to the silver Men?The Election* IJillLnid ^
on (lie Sholf.
Wasmnoton, Jan. 5.?The action of ^
he Senate in displacing the Election ei
jill with the financial bill was a com* j(
deto surprise to the friends of the forner
measuie, and several of the Repub- x
ican silver Senators who voted for the
notion say it was without prior knowl:dgc
on their part. So far as c?n be A
earned, the arrangement to displace the s.
ilections bill was not definitely effected
intil eorne time after the Senate met,
hough there had been some quiet con* j(
ultation prior to to day on the subject. ^
it is understood that Senators Stewart D
ind Teller were the principal movers in si
he scheme. The matter was kept so
[uiet that the Idaho Senator* even did .V
tot know what motion was to be made. .
Senator Shoup says that ho was told *
lot to go away?that something of in- !
erest to silver was to take place, but
>ays he did not know just what it was
hat was going to happeo. The Demo* ,
:rats aro rejoicing over the displacement t.
if the elections bill and think it has re- ?
:eived its death blow.
The financial bill must nowbedis- V
>laced by a direct vote. It has right of
ray. I
The -resolution to bring the fight to u
lu end was reached suddenly by tin
ilver Senators and was precipitated by Jj
ho decision to hold a Republican .
laucus to-night.
SENATE FKOCKEDIXUS. ' "
riio ln?n aan?lnnl.ln_r!l??ll?ni IIIII tlmtm
a UlacU Kjre. n
Washington, Jan. 5.?The Senate ^
net at noon with the Vice President in p
;be chair and with a fuller attendance of w
nembers than on any other day at the
tame hour since the session began. st
Mr. Hale, from the Census Commit;ee,
reported back without amendment \
.he apportionment bill (which was F
placed on the calendar), auu stated that f(
Majority and minority reports would bo [
irtsunted in a few days. y
Mr. iioar, from the Committee on y
Priyile gee and Elections, reported back n
he credentials of Frederick P. Dubois, (j
is Senator-elect from the State ofldaho
or ttie term of six years, beginning on
he 4;h of March nexr, with a statement S)
bat it is the usage of the Senate to conlider
any question that may arise on the u
:redentials of a Senator at tho session n;
letd during tho term for which the Sen- ?i
itor claims to be elected, and not before,
ind that no reason appears to the comnittee
for a departure from such usage
n the present case. The committee B
herefore recommended that Mr. Dubois' ?
;redentials will be placed on file. It J
vas so ordered. l
Mr. Hoar also reported back creden* b
ials of Messrs. 8boup and McConnell,
Senators elect from Idaho, with a state*
nent that such credentials constitute
inch certificate of the executive of the ?
4'ale, and with a recommendation that
tfr. McConnell be eworn in (Mr.Shoup "
laving mreauy ttikeii hia sent) The ti
>ath of oflice was thereupon administered a
>y the Vice President to Mr. McCo nell. U
[hereupon the Senate, at half past
.wolve, vent into executive session on
motion of Mr. Sherman, who said that it
was important to have a session immedi?tely.
,
The doors were reopened at half past '
one and Mr. Boar moved that the Elec- i,
lions bill be taken up. Alter a few un- '
Important matters bad been disposed ol, i
this was done, but when Mr. George look
the floor to continue hia speech on
the Elections bill a motion waa intro- ,
duced by Mr. 6tewart to take up tbe t
bill to provide against contraction ol tbe c
ourrency,
Mr. George yielded the floor to have .
that motion made, much 4o the discon- :
tent of Mr. Hoar, who tried to impreaa
upon the Mississippi -?nator hia own
idea that tbe couree adopted by Mr.
George waa at varianco with tbe understanding
between tbenr. Mr. Hoar waa
not permitted, however, to develop his I
Ideas in that line, because from Mr. Gor- (
man and othef Democrats came the ob- i
iection that the motion was nudebata- I
ble, and Mr. Harris,' who was 'in tbe i
chair, sustained tlie objection. The
motion was tberelore put and carried by
a yea and nay vote of M to 29. Thus
the elections bill was displaced and the
silver bill taken op in its place.
Tbe It-publicans who voted for Mr.
Stewart's motion were Messrs. Jones of
Nevada, McConnell, Sboup, Stanford,
Stewart, Teller, Washburt) and Wolcott.
Tbe announcement of the reeuit was
received with indications of surprise
and disappointment on the Itepubllcan
side of the chamber, but with no corresponding
signs of undue elation on the
Democratic sido. The elections bill
having thus been displaced and the
financial bill taken up in itsstead,Mr.
Stowart moved amendment by liis free
coinage provision. He argued in support
of the amendment, which he said !
would remonetiza silver and place it
back where it had been before it was ex- :
eluded from the mints of tho United
States and Kurope.
Mr. Sherman said that the sudden 1
and unexpected change of sceno and the f,
introduction of a now topic of debate ,
should not allow tho revolutionary
measure now proposed (Mr. Stewart s J
amendment) to pass without the serious a
and sober attention of every Senator. a
The fact that there had been on une*. .
unntnil ^ofoiilinn Jn Iho llaniihlipnn nnrlv
would not relieve the minority of this 81
body.
Mr. Sherman wanted the serious atten- \
tion of the Senate to the proposed
amendment. He appealed to .the sober
sence of responsibility on the Demo- u
cratic side of the chamber egaiust a n
measure which ho regarded as re vol u- is
tionary and dangerous, and the eflect of a
which (if it should become a law) would w
be more destructive than that of any t<
measure that had been proposed for ai
fears. b'
Mr. Sherman went on to say that the ai
silver act of last session auspending the ci
:oina?e of silver dollars constantly to tl
idvance the prico of silver bullion, and si
!iad not speculation entered the field in u
;ime, it wou.d have reached par with st
roldt but ppeculation had come in with la
jid results. fr
Mr. Stewart insisted that it was not to
;he silver men, but the "gold ring" that 0
lad tampered with the standard in
lemonetiging silver. ni
Mr. Reagan advocated the adoption of m
Mr. .Stewart's amendment. P<
Adjournment. m
Proceeding* or the House. jn
Washington, Jan. 5.?Mr. Hender- tl
ion, of Iowa, presented the conference ,to
eport on the Urgency Deficiency bill. .
0 doing so he stated that the Senate *
rnd receded from its amendments (relaive
ti the pay of Senatorial clerks), but jA
hat the House might expect to meet
he same question on the Legislaturfe or t0
in the General Deficiency bill. He ar
bought it just to the senato to make
his statement. The report was agreed ra
O* QIJ
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, moved tosus- ej(
tend the rules and pass the Senate bill :u
or the erection of A public building at 1
janviile, 111. Agreed to. p^,
A bill was passed for the erection of a
ublic building At Richmond, Ky., at a j0
ost of $75,000. Adjourned. gC]
The Kepubllcuu Caucus.
Washington, Jan. 5.?The Republican in
enatorialtaucus to night was not very iu
rell attended,about 2S Senators only be- br
ug present. The result no far as*it is as- J[J
11 mod la thn nrnmntorn of the Elec?
ions bill gave their consent tn
l.e consideration of tho Financial bill P{
ritli but tbe stipulation that it ["
hould be pushed with the utmost lu
iligence so as to get it out of tho way. f.?
lonsequently an effort will bo made to p
each a vote upon the bill by next ,ai
hursday.
WtST VIliOLMA MATTERS. wc
mi
.Numberof KIIIh Introduced by Mr. At- Hl,J
kliifl'in?ConffreHtmuu Mmltti'# Koturn, Qa
xcial Ihrpnich to the Intctltaaiccr. on
Washington, D. C., Jan. 5.?Con- an
reesman Atkinson introduced the fol- ve
wing bills to day: A bill to pay Cap- ^
lin A. II. Shaw, formerly of Wheeling, q
ow of Sttubenville, and others, for a q0
ieamboatsunk bv a gunboat in Jan- co]
ary, I8G0. A bill grantiug a pension to gp
lary Jordan, daughter of the late
homas Jordan, of Wheeling, deceased. ?
> bill to pay Jam-a 0. Hammond, of m|
lason county, for property taken by :ec
fnited States troops during tho late pr|
'ar. A bill to reimburse Vincent Ed'ards,
of Mason county, for property de- ra{
troyed by the Confederate army during j)fl
uelatewar. A bill to pay James U. up
irakeinore, of Marshall county, for el*2
roperty taken during tne late war by tja
Tnited States troopa. A bill granting a Bta
ension to Jefferson M. Price, of Mar- 0f
Uall county. A bill perfecting the mili- po
iry record of Oakley Randall of Marion JJp
aunty. A bill to remove the charge of
esertion from the military record ot T. ju
I. Davisson, of Doddridge county. k01
Representative C. B. Smith returned coj
lis morning and was in his seat in the pjt
Louae. ,
Tbe United States Supremo Court did
ot render a decision in the Wheeling
ridge injunction case to-day.
A compromise candidate will be apointed
postmaster at Charleston this 0V
""* _______ atr
W??t Virginia Poindonn. Pr'
pedal DisjMtch to the Intcliiucnccr. ?f
Washington, D. C., Jan. 5?West
rirginia pensions: Original?Abner S.
'ortor, Sandhill; Joseph Itbodes, Flat- R?
>rk; Jacob Helmick, Flint; Joseph U. Mi
'. bnodgrass. Brink; William hockey, ge:
/heeling; Joseph McCloud, Graham ire
tation. Increase?Bing Parsons, A*nl/Llinm.
William P. Warhflm. (ON
!reek. 'be
* Bui
PuairaaMfer Appulutrd. au
xciol DUpatch to the htlclilgcnccr. on
Washington, 1). C., Jan. 5.?P. Tot)n,
vice R. F. Sarver resigned, baa been
ppointed postmaster at Powellton, Fay- '
Lte county. dy
JuNtico Drown Sworn In.
Washington, Jan. 5.?Judge Henry
>. Brown, of Michigan, was this morn- Mi
ig sworn into otliceas an Associate be
notice of the Supreme Court of the tin
United States and took Lis seat on the CI
ench. as
act
I(f>nd]r to Trent. ac(
Washington, D. 0., Jan. 6 ?General ?*c
[organ, Commissioner of Indian Af- Mi
tire, says he is ready to go to Dakota to en
reat with the Indians if the President f*
nd Secretary of the Interior desire him pp
1 d0B0, 10]
A Watch Company Fulls.
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 5.?The Deuber
Vatch Company, whose works were W
armerly at Newport, Ky., I?nt are now
t Canton, Ohio, and who has an oltice .
n Cincinnati, made an assignment this j"(
veoing to Mr. Howard Douglass for the |?
benefit of creditors. Nominal assets, $1,? laJ
^innn* liattiliriaa inrlmlinff urnfMr. 9.
inces, $450,000. Principal creditor, the
i. Hampden Watch Caee Company, j"
Jpringfleld, Masa., in which Mr. Oaeber "J
>wned a larne amount of atock. Tiie r*
ailure ia attributed to the stringency in
he money market and embarraaament
n conatquence of buaineaa relations
Tith the Hampton Watch Company.
* * u!
A lllg Mortgage.
Greenville, Pa., Jan. 5.?A mortgage t|,
or three million dollars in favor of the T<
Central Trust Company, of New York, ca
vaa filed to day in this county against bl
;he Pittsburgh, Shenaogo Lake E"? w
railroad. di
DR. HOWAED M'QBEABY.
His Trial for Heretical Views t<
Begin Wednesday.
FORMER FAIRMONT PflSTOF
And "Well Known In Wheeling?An
Event In Protestant Episcopal
Circles?What lie Says About
His Religious Beliefs.
Ipceial Duoatch to the Intclllacncer.
Canton, O. Jan. 5.?On Wednesday,
n Cleveland, the trial of Rev. Howard
ilacljueary, late Rector of St. Paul's
Dpiecopal Church here, will begin beore
a committee of clergymen of the
)hio Diocese. The charge against Rev.
iacQueary is the holding of views that
re heretical and contrary to the standrdsof
the church. Mr. MacQueary will
efend himself, * assisted, however, by
amo eminent clerical friends.
The defendant is not unknown in the
Vcot Virginia diocese,having been rector
f the Episcopal Church in Fairmont
ntil about tiiree years ago, and has
lany acquaintances In Wheeling, He
i a native of Albermarle county, Va.,
ad previous to entering the ministry
as engaged in business in Washing>n,
D, C. Ho has attained bijrb rank
) a preacher. About a year ago his
ook, entitled "The Evolution of Man
ud of Christianity," was published and
reated a great sensation in orthodox
leological circles. So great wa3 the
orm of adverse opinion which fell
pon Mr. McQaeary's head and the
toulders of Bishop Lionard, that the
tter requested Mr. McQueary to retire
oin the church in which he was preach*
ig and appear before the Diocesan
oinmitteo for trial,
Mr. MacQueary's views on the incar*
ation and resurrection have been those
out seriously objected to, but on these
lints he asserts he has been grievously
ierepresented. He Bays:
"1 believe Christ was 'God manifest
; the flesh'?that is, He was as much of
ie Divine Spirit as could be forced, so
speak, into finite human form.
"As to the resurrection, 1 believe that
)sus appeared after His death in the
iritual body spoken of by St. Paul in
Corinthians, xv., and not His iieshly
idy that He had before He died, and
at all the details about the guarded
inb, the eating of fish in the Gospels
o later additions to the primitive acunt.
In short, I accept both the mi- i
culous birth and the resurrection of <
ir Lord, merely rejecting the physical j
jment in these miracles because, in my i
(Igment, insutliciently attested." I
M a. I In-aro ta ll.o Innn,!,, nil
liiosophieul society and literary club j
iich advocate the principles of Lis i
ctrines. In an interview ho thus tieribes
bis own evolution of belief:
"I was educated in the strictest school
evangelical orthodoxy. In the sem- 1
nry apologetics and divinity always
terested mo inoro than any other
anch of study. Heft the seminary
oraughly orthodox. In 1885 I attended
e Church Congress in New Haven,
d stopped in .New York, Philadellia
and Baltimore to study church
b. My eves were op?ned, and I rerned
to Fairmont, W. Va., determined
reconsider my whole theological posi n.
I first broke with thp traditional
th on the question of endless punish;nt,
and this after a careful study of
non Farrar's and Canuon Row's
irks. The atonement next claimed
ir attention, and I soon saw the unipturalneas
and unrationality of the
lvinistic theology. Of course, it was
!y a step to the question of man's fall
d the question oi his origin and delopment.
After a study of Dawson,
:Cosh, Geiko and the Dnke of Argyle,
to are neither anti evolutionists or
iribtian evolutionis's, I turned to Le
mte, Winchell, and then to the fuller
asideration of the works of Darwin,
encer and Huxley, and the result was
:eptanco of the views of the latter*
"lyndali'a discussion of prayer for
tterial blessinra brought ud the sub
:t of miracles, and I turned Jirst to
hodox apologists such as Motley,
ristlieb, Westcott, and then to the
ionalists, Bauer, Strauss, Kenan,
vidsoa, etc. I Hung them aside, took
the earty fathers themselves, aud
idied the literature of primitive Chris*
nity, and was forced to the conclusion
ted iu my hook, which is an outline
theology from the evolution standint,
in which 1 have collected the
inions urged by many eminent Chris*
us, many of them leading theologians
iny own church, the difference
tween mo and them being that 1 have
lected all their 'heresies' into a com*
)te system, whereas they havo divided
up aujong themselves.1'
The MtnatrvU To-morrow Night.
Cleveland's Consolidated Minstrels
me to the Opera House to-morrow
ening. This is an exceptionally
ong attraction. Among the many
oininent names on its roll are those
Billy Emerson, Hughey Dougherty,
rney Fagan, Luke Schoolcraft, Griflln
d Marks, Fields and Hanson, Signor
nedetto, the marvelous male soprano,
lymond Shaw, Charles Noble, aud J.
ircus Doyle. The Crag# troupe of
atlemen acrobats, another novelty
ran ivirope, will be featured in the
o; Eddie Fox will conduct the grand
:hi'6trp. Favan's two productions will
nut cn elaborately, having cost it 1b
d, not less tiian $15,000 for scenery
d costumes. Reserved seats are now
sale at lioust's music store.
lleubun (Jluo u? the CI rami.
L'his very funny Yankee dialect coin?- (
opened at the Grand last night to i
e of the largest audiences of the season, .
try stat tilled aud poople standing in t
ery aisle from the stage to the door, f
r. Aker's Yankee dialect is great and ?
caught the audience from the start to ,
a finish. Miss Delano (Miss Ma (
ifton, formerly of Wheeling) as Jetty, ,
as pretty as ever, and a success as an ,
truss. Sue sang a lullaby in the last ;
L which was encored, and she gave t
bmin' through the Bye." She and ,
r. Aker also sang a duet. The audi- t
ce was cfiarmed with her. The com- ,
ny ai a wnole is even ana sauauctory. j
le piece has been rewritten and imoved.
It will be repeated tbia oven- '
" The Social 8en?lo&." J
On Thursday evening, January 8, this j
eat musical comedy will bo presented ,
the Cjrand. The Newport Nema aays:
There was an extremely "Social Sea*
>n" last night both before and behind
o footlights, the house being the
rgeat of the season, and the play one |
tho most entertaining yet seen here,
ime extremely comical business was ,
troduced and the characters well sus- i
Ined. An admirable feature of the
ening'a entertainment was the play*
g of the Grand Star orchestra.
Uncle Turn * C/tbtn Company.
On Friday and Saturday, January 0
id 10, Peck A Foreman's great spectacar
Uncle Tom's Cabin Company will
ipear at the Graud. Tbia is said to be
le largest and most complete Undo
am Company now trayeling. They
irry a car load of scenery, ponies,
oodhounds, jubih.o singers, etc. They
ill give a grand street parade on each
ly.
THE OUIO STATU CNlVWtSHT
Alumni lu tbla i'urt, or the Ohio Vall*7
Form n Soolelj.
An association of the alumni of the
5 Obio State University, resident in the
upper Obio valley, was formed at tbe
Hotel Windsor last night. Some time
, since a number of tbo ex-students mot
1 at tbo Stamm bouse and appointed committees
to formulate by-lavs and a plan
i for permanent organization, and ap
pointed last evening as tbe time for
meeting.
Last night there were quite a number
present in tbe Windsor parlors. Tbe
constitution and by-lavs were adopted
and tbe following officers elected: President,
Robert Haiiett, of this city: VicePresident,
Senator J. W. Nicbolls, of i
St. Clalrsville, Ohio; Secretary and
Treasurer, Frank A. Taylor, of Wheel- 8
iog; Executive Committee, Charles J. [
Heinlein, of Bridgeport, Jesse Jones, of b
Mingo Junction, with the officers. ..
A letter was read from President .
Scott, of tbe University, in which he li
congratulated tbe association and offered
suggestions for work. The letter slso ?
contained a statement of the condition d
of the University, the number of students 0
and the endowments received daring ft
the past year. h
Capt. Alexis Copo, of Cplumbus, Bee- <jj
retary of the University Board, also sont If
b congratulatory letter, as did also Hon. ?'
Rosa J. Alexander, of Bridgeport, who 01
was instrumental in the founding of the w
University.
The following members of the alumni
were present: Louis G. Haas, WellsvillB,
Ohio, class of '87; Robert Hsilett, pl
of Wheeling, diet of '47; Oiiaries F. ? '
Scott, Pittsburgh, class of '85; J. A sp
Bownocker, Martin's Ferry, class of '88; m
J. F. Mellatt, of Bellalre, class of 'UO; w
T. 0. Ayeis, St. Olairsville, Ohio, clasn ol wi
'89; Jessie Jones, Mingo Junction, chsa El
of '90: J. C. Kitchev, of Uniontown, Vi
Ohio, class of '90; Alvin L Sedgwick, M
Blaine, 0., class of '94; S. C. Alexander, du
Bridgeport, O., class of '92; George Ti
Obessell, Martin's Ferry, 0., class ol '92: in
John Knho, Bridgeport, class of '92; be
Dr. J. A. Heinlein, Bridgeport, cljss of th
'81; 0. C. Woybrecht, ot Alliance, 0., in
class of '90; Otto Schroll, Columbus, 0., fo
class of '86; J. C. Heinlein, Bridgeport,
0., class of '85; Dr. J. l'ark West, Bell- dii
sire, 0., class of '79; Frank A. Taylor, Y<
Wheeling, class of '80. su
Mr. F. A. Taylor acted us toast-master ba
at the banquet which followed the bnsi- mi
ness meeting, and the toasts were res- coi
ponded to as follows; sh
The University, by 0. F. Scott; the mt
Dormitory, by 0.0. Weybrecht; Horton tel
Literary Society, by T. U. Ayers; Alcy- vei
one Literary Society, by Dr. A. J. Heln- dii
lein; the College Girls, by Robert Haz- wi
lett; thfl ex-Students, by J. C. Heinlein. an
It is the intention of the association shi
to hold semi-annual meetings in this no
city, being the most central point, and of
in the meantime the members are to use lefi
their influence with members of the j
Ohio Legislature to secure favorable tolegislation
for the University and with En
prospective students to secure their at- tel
tendance at tbo school.
THE W. & 1,'lJ lUIUiOAD. 1
me
Uilocs IJooinlng nil Along tho Line?The boi
Goal Wurks on Short Grenk. arr
The Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad is ter
loing a big business all along the line. w?
"^iine iiflAon litimWnrl nnnf f?n1 ,i\*^ naps
Jin uiivru MUUUIVU usn acigun tain yyj
ivore pat on the road last year and as
nany more will bo put on goon. It is 1
mderatood that the company contractod Ab
or 5,000 new cars, including those put mJ
)n last year. Seventeen new engines? CeI
is good as are made, have lately been
jlaced on the road, aud with these and D0'
,he many now cars the road is taxed to
its utmost capacity. j
Both freight and pasnenger business
:ontinues to increase and the extension of Pai
he road from Bowerslon to Portland, age
Brilliant, Mingo, Steubenville, Martin's 0fb
Ferry, Wheeling, Bridgeport, Bellaire air
ind other Ohio river points means a still dei
urther increase. ?0<
The new mines at Dillon and hong be*
Kun are both running steadily, and these wh
wo already load from 140 to 150 cars of flui
:oal every day. The mines now em- eD(
)loy about 1,800 coal miners, aud the Old
lumber will be increased as rapidly as blu
lOBsible. The Liurelton mines, which 0p<
mve been idle since last summer, will pof
)e put in operation, and tlioy, when iiai
n full operation, will employ some* t0i
hing like 4,000 men. The opening of Ab
be road and the establishment of these \y(
nines has already brought wonderful y0P
:hanges in the Short Creek Valley. wh
Within the past year iiuudrods of new
iousos have been built. Dillon and
Laurolton have sprung up as if by magic, C
tnd Adena has had a building boom 0f \
bat lias astonished the natives.
The company has'.erectcd cozv stations
it every point along the extension be- JjJ}]
ween Bowerston and Steubenville, and
low litis the road in as good order as cap
:onld be. Some trouble is being ex- Jnl
>erienced with the big cut near Long l?tl
un, where the track has been raised and *m
ill trains are running regularly. At the wo
.vest end oi tints cut there its a rise ol
right feet in the hundred, but as a
Wheeling & Lake Krie man said last '
>vening, "Their engines can climb a tree Jer
f necessary." "Oi
Owing to the high water, trains were ??(
mable to run clear to Steubenville for difl
\ day or two, but commenced running |),a
ejjularly yesterday as tho road is now
The "Y" at Portland somewhat dam- to '
iged by the high water is being put in
;ood shape. As soon an this is done the r
uen will go to work finishing the Marin's
Ferry extension. All through J"1'
rains will start from this end of the 7 o
oaJ. Pullman cars are run between f)rfl
)rrville and Chicago.
A Ureal "Uncle Tom" Coming. J70'
The version of Uncle Tom's Oabin in- J 8
erpreted by Stetson's Double Monster
Company, which will exhibit at the
)pera House at Wheeling Saturday,
fanuary 17, has met the especial ap- wn
)roval of Mrs. Harriet Beecher Htowe,
he immortal authoress of that world* j
dined drama, from the fact of Manager
Stetson's adherence to the original text,
vhich is a complete deviation from the t"e
:ustom of other Uncle Tom managers sur
,vho interpolate so many attempted gai
jagp, stale J ikes and vulgar witticisms .
nto their renditions that scarcely a vesige
is left of the never-to-be-forgotten ?av
work. Aside from tho great worth of par
he company, every act will bo presented op(
with new and elaborate ecenery, painted ,K,
!>y the master ecenic artist of the world.
rue excellent company, two comical the
ropBies, the two iudricroua musical to<
Marks, the elegant scenery, the novel ahc
necbanical ellects, the ferocious blood- ,
bounds, two brass bands and the cele- ua
brated Lone Star ijiartette will all unite cal
in making the engagement a most nut- pie
ible one. to i
The Deiamater Failure.
Mkadvillx, Pa., Jan. 5.?The state*
tnentof the apjrraisers of the bank ng Ms
Arm of Delamaier & Co. show that 'he ed
uwets of the firm are esimatei at $101,
000. Of this witimite $153,000 belong*
to the firm, $02,000 to Grorge B/Dola* ]
mater, "5.000 to George Wallace Delamater
and $10,000 to T. A. D?lamater.
Thongh the assignees are still unable to J0'
give an accurate statement reading the 're
firm's liabilities, it is said that they will ?n
anuunt to $1,040,000, which includes ho
the personal liabilities oi the members
of the hoqae.
tifxtj Dodlea DUcovcred.
Lokdon, Jan 5.?A later dispatch from T\
Vienna Bays that sixty bodies of victims bo
of the explosion have already been re- j si<
covered trom the coal pit. 1 P<
EMMA ABBOTT'S DEATH.
The Great American Songstress
a Victim of Pneumonia,
PATHETIC DEATH-BED SCENE.
'I Am Not Afraid to Die" and "31/
Next Song Will-Bo in Heaven,"
Among Her Last Words?A
Singular Incident.
Minneapolis, Mink., Jan. 6.?Col.
ohn T. West has received a telegram
tating that Emma Abbott died at Salt
<ake City at 7:40 this morning. Tho
ody will be embalmed and sent to
ihlitaon Wor faHio"1 Ho#l% A -
-"ft"1 <Hiruw<| Wimu uuuvtVj nuu
vea here, will go to Chicago.
A later dispatch from Salt Lake City
lys: The great American prima donna
led of pneumonia. Sbn was taken ill
n Wednesday night, but penlated in
ling on the stage and sang her part a
rminie, notwithstanding lier phjnana
advised her not to. On New
ear's day she was taken alarmingly
I and a conference ol physicians was
dered. From that time she hat grown
one until this morning, when she died,
pkath bid sckhk.
Tho scene at the death bed was a
LUietlc one, The great singer wrs conions
almost to the lsst moment, deito
the (act that opiates had been ?dinistered.
Her last words on earth
?re: "I am not afraid to die." There
are present at the bedside Alice
lerton, Miss Nellie Franklin, Mils
arnon, Mr. Pratt, her manager,
r. and Mrs. Michelena, Miss Annanie,
of the company, and.Dr. Pinkerton.
ie body was embalmed aad enclosed
a handsome casket and will go from
ire to Denver, thence to Chicago and
ence to Gloucester, Mass., where her
isband is buried. Her will provides
r that disposition of ber remains.
Miss Abbott confidently expected to
D, and told ber physician on New
tar's day that her next song would be
ng in Heaven. Since that date aba
s sunk rapidly, and although btr
inager has telegraphed all over the
antry that she was going to get well,
a never wavered in Tier belief of nltlite
death. Two weeks ago she
egraphed the Albany Hotel, at Denr,
for the room in which her husband
id. A singular coincidence connected
th the atlair is that she died on the
niversary of her husband's death. A
jrt burial service was held this afteron
at the hotel by Eev. Dr. McNlece,
tho Presbyterian Church. The body
t for the east at 10 o'clock to-night.
I Chicago dispatch savs: At noon
ilay Mrs. L. Abbott Clark, sister of
ima Abbott, received the following
egram:
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 5.
\Iiaa Abbott died at 7:40 o'clock this
irning. I leave to-night with the
,i i? nv.: t\ _i_l ?
j.j mi uuibDtiU) xj\j jvu man ma 10
a org to have her baried at Gloucea,
Mass.. with Mr. Wetherell. That
s her desire. We are all in great
ef and extend to you all our heartfelt
xipathy. Answer quick.
Chabi.es H. Pratt.
Mr. Pratt is the manager of the Emma
ibott Opera Company, and it is tho
tmbers of the company to whom he
ere as in grief over her death. Eugena
Wetherell, the hntsband of Miss AUtt,
died in Denver two years ago.
Kintiin Abbott'* Cnrnor.
Cmma Abbott was born of very poor
ent in Peoria, III., thirty-nipe years
i. In tho days of her success she
en related to her friends how, as a
I of six or seven years, she had wanted
about barefooted and in her ono
vn, made from a coarse sack. Sho
jnu to win admiration for her voico
en only eight years old, and while
1 a child sanp to applauding audits
in small Illinois towns. One day
tra Louise Kelloug heard the little
te-ejred girl singing to herself in tho
?n air. The girl singer recognized the
isibilities of the untrained voico and
stened to help the embryo songstress
idvantages for cultivating it. Miss
bolt's nante off tho stage was Mrs.
jtherell. Her husband died some two
ira ago in the same section of country
ere the songstress died.
Emmrt Abbott Worth a Million.
laioAOO, Jan.5.?Mrs. Abbott, mother
:ho late limtna Abbott, together with
onnger brother anil sister, reside in
9 city. Her brother says of her.
Iiero are ^ very tow men who are as
wuio iu vuo junuugt'uiuub Ol| dqbid06s
eresta as uiy Ulster. She' said very
!e about her business 'aflalrs, and I
not able to say how much she was
rth. However, X know that her pro ty
is worth tally $1,000,000, possibly
re than that."
plr. Abbott states that it was his >is's
intention to build a handsome
me (or the family liere in Chicago,
1 at the time of her death alio was
cnssing a suitable location. Her
n was to place her family in this
me and then to make a trip through
rope with her company, which was
jccupy three years.
Noted Tennessee >1 urist Demi*
Jiiattanoooa, Tenn., Jan. 5.?Circuit
Jge O. 1). Trowbitt, aged 67, died at
'clock last evening of softening of tha
tin, after an illness of several months,
was a distinguished jurist of many
irs service, having been appoint* d
incellnr by Andrew Johnson atd
ved in that capacity twenty-five yeais,
111c, iud mmiis
tli n Tremendous C ourt of 8k*tcifv
Many Person i Drowned.
'ksth, Jan. 5.?Wnilo aa enormous
wd of holiday makers wore amuting
mselvea yesterday on the ice-covt-rcd
face of tho river Danubo, between
la anil I'cstli, tho ic'o, after a series
alarming cracking reports, audd< nly
e way in Bevaral places. A terrible
tic lolloweil amon< those who were
>n the river. A n miliar of perple
into the water and wore ilra?n under
ice. Thojo who wore lucky enough
lacape, asaia oi by others upon the
ire, did their utaoit toreacce the enigered
peop'o. Tilt) cx'.int ol tho
amity ia not known, but many peoare
reported ralmlngandtrebelieved
have been drowned.
four bodi-? have been recovered from
I scene of the tli&uter oa tlw Dtnabe
ised by tho breaking lii of tie ice.
my muaiig people are etiil uuatcouutfor.
Lookl-ig fur liAd n Miliar.
London, Jan. j.?After the thaw
lich was experienced throughout EnIB
on Biturday and Sunday, signs of
eslng are ggaiu noticed in this city,
d the public Is commencing to apprend
a return of tti? aevtre weather
,eiy eiperienpod in Gre? Britain.
Thin; r?i..ui Klllxl.
Lonhon, Jan. 0.?A d patch to the
mrt Irotn Vienna ataee that 30 perna
fare killed nutritht by the explom
that occurred in he Trinity coal
il sh town, Oatau, on Fa'.arday last.

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