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State Boom.
THE MOST IHPORTAHT FEATURE ,
Of the First Day of the Session of ]
the Legislature at Charleston.
A GREAT EYEBT IB THE HISTORY !
()1 the State Hill Bo a Banquet I
to the National World's Fair
Commissioners J
Ami OHifr Notables?1tcps to Secure a j
CredlUble Exliiblt? Bcault ol the I
(Jrtat Wheeling Convention? ]
1 lie Lt-glalallve Pro- l
millngi..
3,ieeUil Dhpclch to the InttUlaaicer,
Ciiarmstox, W. Va., January 14.? '
Au import lat meeting *raa held at the
Hotel Ituflner to-night to take etepe ]
looking to enuring a creditable West 1
Virginia Exhibit at tfie World'a Fair. '
Among those present vera Commission- !
er J. W. ft. Clair, Alternate (Jommfa- f
Bioner Johu Corcoran, Governor 1
Fleming, Hon. Kan. Staloaker, Jr., Ool. '
Vf. A, McCorkte, Senator Gilkeaon, Ool. 5
.lolin E KobinsoD, 0. B. Hart, J. B a
Taney and otters. Ool. St. Olair pre- j
Killed and Mr. Hart was cbosou eccre j
tary. B
Col. St. Clair stated that the object ol
tbr meitiog wa? to txka steps to aecare (
.i roaioanWi; appropriation for a West
Virginia Exhibit at Chicago, according
to the onggesuon in the Governor's tnea- *
MRf. lie Raid the object was not only c
to secure a respectable appropriation, 0
but also to take advantage of an oppor- 6
tuuiiy that now presented itself to do [
more for the State than at any othar [
time in its history. The cooperation of \
the press was nrceeeary to this move- ?
meot and lie hoped that it would be
given coidially. r
0011 tTATZ XAVOItSD. L
The Colonel outlined the work done "
by the National Commission and said he jj
was proud to aav that a Soathern State g
would take the lead in exhibits there;
that Texas would do more than any
otberlivo States in the Union. Georgia's t\
constitution forbids any appropriation
by the State, but her people had taken s.
hold and by private subscriptions would
raise the necessary amount for her exhibit.
All other Southern States would 0
have exhibits, of which they might be ei
proud, and Weal Virginia would be B
among the foremost. One thousand and
eighty acres had been appropriated "
for the site of the Exposition and the tXationol
exhibit would be near the
centre, wbilo West Virginia would have fj
one of tho beet poeitions. Our State J*
stood well in Chicago at the inception of "
the World's Fair movement because [j
some of our representa'ms voted for j
Chicago and because Chicago looks to
us for her coal and coke supply.
We had this favorable position V
in the start, and Mr. Pulinerlooka favor- r
ably on West Virginia, partly on cc- ,
count of bis acquaintance with Dr. 2
Ward, of Detroit, who is largely inter- c
csted here. Mr. Butts had been givun
a position on the Executive Couimittte,
and every situation was lavorauie to cur
State. All we have to do is to maintain '
ourselves, which wo intend to do, and ?
in order to do it ?o moat make the brat .
exhibit possible, to the extent of private
subscriptions, il necessary. ?
TBEIllJ'OttTANCa OF1T.
Col. St. Clair laid, It must ba re- ,
membered that Amcrica Ilea largely t*
beyond Chicago, which ia destined to
become the market for the hard wood's ?
of the country and wo waut to bring j
direct representatives of the iumWr, _
coal and iron intereats to the Legislature, 11
The members don't comprenend the 8
importance of this exhibit, und it may n
be bard to get anything like a reasonable n
appropriation, lint tho Commission *
would make every effort to secure it. i
President Palmer, of the Commission, n
will come here, President, Lyman I
tinge, of the Illinois World's Fatrcirpon
lion. I
"all will comb." . f
In fact, any member or members we 1
may select will come. Mr. Jeffrey, for
many ."ears director of the Illinois Gun- v
tral railroad system, and Is now malting c
a tight to get our coal to Chicago, will 1
come. Vice Prealdent Bryan, of tht
local corporation, will come. The i:
Director General will como. Jai'ge u
Lindssy, Mr. Moswy, General Counsel i
of the Pennsylvania Central Kaiiroud,
General Grover, of Virginia, if nec.'S- t
sary,' will come to aid us in securing the t
necessary legislation. S
In view of the fact that we can get c
these people hero, all we have to do is
to write to the leading capitalists in cool c
and railroad circles, east and west. To
meet them representatives of every in'
' '** 4"? ??Ul ho liurtw-flam*
IttltXJIi ill luu kJiutv mil u? HV..
ilen, Davis, Klkins?all will come. The*
coal operators ol tbs New River ami "
i'Jat Top regions are anxious to lend I
flielr amialanco. What we should do Is '
to bring the representatives ol our rail- '
qvSb, our mints, our furnaces and our
manufactories lo meet thteo gentlemen
and ifi'v* 2'and banquet, systematise u
s-tol iol""^'0 "'"'faU) uur varlouo in- '
duitritn m * naouraes In the presence
of .he.e noo,,Jt would create the
b?t possiblein.,'rh"a!f'? J
iloini: more for our -^fn hI?ImS I
been done at any time ? imnlS?Jnn?
We want to impress ? ]
of this exposition nn the u ,
Legislators ami thus secure an. I
atlon of $100,000 at least. The P?. w"!l'
of this urn he divided over three yt. , ,
Wo expict to bring 000 people hero ou i
this occasion and of courao monev will
be needed, but wo must raise it and it n
can be done with little difficulty.
Tnit FAMOUS INTKLIOBNCKR BOOM. ?
Col. W. A. McCorkle Mid be heartily r
ruiorsMl the plan outlined by CoL Si. 1
Clair, lie said: "I know of the gnat C
benefits derived from the convention i n- I
angurated at \V Heeling two yeare ago, m >;
which my friend, Mr. Hurt, took such an t
active part I was temporary chairman t
of tbat organization, and to this day I am I
receiving application (or the memorable I
boonj edition ol the Intkllioincik. 2
the bent tits from wfriuh were almost la- i
calculable. Every day I receive qner- c
rles aa to the reeourcte of this region,and )
if we can get tlieeu people togatber, we i
can make this occasion more important t
than that at Wheeling, and that was one 1
of the moat important events In the bit
tory of Wett Virginia." i
Brief addresata were inauo by other f
gentlemen preaent, all heartily endorsing
the suggestions of Uolonel St. Cluir, I
who recommended that a committee be I
appointed at once to arrange lor the i
event, which shonld take place at an 1
early day in February, and raise the
necessary {nnds. He again became en- i
tliaaiutlc over the prospects of West i
Virginia's exhibit. Be spoke of onr
State having tbo chairman of the Committee.
on Forestry and Lambar, and
mentioned the fact tbat Welt Virginia
bis one-ieveuth of all the bard woods
in the coantry snd mast have ths grandfit
bard wood display ever seen. Oar
only competitors are Missouri, Indiana,'
Kentucky end Tennessee. and we want
to hare a running saw mill and enough
logs to keep it constantly going to show
the world what we can do.
TBI PLAN TARIS BUAPK.
The manner in which the Committee
should be appointed was discussed at
orne length, bat the question was finally
settled by the adoption of the following
reaolution:
"Itaolvrd, Tbat the following named
gentlemen be, and they are hereby appointed,
a Committee oa Ways and '
Mean*, with fail power and authority to J
prepare and provide for a banquet to be
beld onja date hereafter to be de ermined,
in the city of Charleston, W. Va, in en- 1
[attainment of the rsDresectatives of the 1
World's Commission of the World's '
Colombian Exposition who are to visit
:be Legislature of said State, the mem- :
jets of laid Legislature and the representatives
of the various industries aud '
reeouroes of tbe State who are expected
;o attend the same: QovernorFleming, !
r I Brown, W. E. Chilton, W. A. McDorkle,
J. E. Dana, E L. Butterick, John J
3. Neale and Mosea W. Donnally, of '
Charleston; J. H. Bramwoll, of McDow- '
ill; J. L. Beary, of Fayetto; J. N Camien
and W. N. Chancellor, of Wood; 1
lohn Hooe Rnwel, Cabell; Nathan GofF
ind Creal Spates, Clarksburg; J. E. 6
Watson, Fairmont; C. B. Hart,
r. B. Taney, J, C. Aldersou,
Prank J. Hearne, Anton R-ymann, '
ian Stalnaker, "Aified Caldwell and f
3. W. Brockunier, of Wheeling; H. i
i. Davis and John A, Ribiisjn, ,Min- ?
sral; tt. P. Chew. Jeffernon; John Wil- c
ion, Hardy; E Boul Fuulkoer, Berke- ?
ey; 8. R. Elkios, Randolph; Jacob S. J
Iyer, Braxton; J. II. Heavener, Up- I
bar; A. W. Woodford, Lewis; A. F. 0
datthe w?, Greenbrier; David E John- g
ton, Mercer; Allen T. C'aperton, Mon- v
?e; Gen Jobn McCaualand, Mason; s
ohn T. McGraw, Taylor, and Oommis d
I intra to the World's Fair St. Olalr and F
ntto, and Alternato Commissioners x
/Jruoran and Yrcoman. v
"8econd?That tbo following named f
entlemen shall conatltuto au jSxecutiu? [
totmuuuse of said committee and be
batged *ilh all tbe powers and duties I
f said (nil committee when not in ees- t
Ion; Governor A. B. Fleming, 0. B. t
lart, J- B Taney, Jobn 0. Nnalo, M. W. 1
lonnaliy, J F. Bro?n, \V. E. Ohillon, u
V. A. McCorkle, J. E. Dana and E. L. ?
latterick." h
Tbe meeting adjonued until to-mor- tl
dw evening, when iurther arrangejenls
will be made. There is no doubt ti
lut the banquet will be a ?r.mJ uilc- V
ess, and it may prove one of the moat I
nportant events in tbo history of the t!
tate.
THE LhtiliLATUllli OKUAKim
. Tame Session?The Governor'* Message.
Democrat lo Wnlla. L
xclal DUpateii to the IntcUlocnccr.
Chablmton, W. V*., Jan. 14 ?The
rganiration of the Legislature was tame a
oough. The reading of tbo Governor's S
ipoHuire waa listened to listlecslr. as ci
Bual, 'until that part was reached in ?
bich bis Kxeelleucy takes a shy at the a
ederal election law. Democrat were
leased, though oue ol them snitl ho ,,
idn't see why the Governor should "
iko the trouble to kick a corpee. The "
toet important event of the day wna .
ae meeting to promote West Virginia's 5.
iterest at the World's Fair.
There has been talk of an effort to
brow oat Benator Alox Campbell, of
ackson, on the ground that he is of
>hio county. Since the Democrats bad
t last session two Senators in a similar "
x they have about concludod to let ai
umpbell alone. c(
Tiie defeated candidate before last g
ight's Democratic caucuses were show- g
ig eomo very sore spots to-day. Tne 0
liief complaint is treachery. Men vol- D
nteered to give votes one way and t
elivered them another way.
llOUSr, I'MHIKKUlMiii. ?'
ontlne Work Ucglua lu Earnest?A 1'liMHl S
if HilU?Mr. Willi* Introduce* n Number, g
tttial DUltalch to llu Intclltoenctr. U
OiiAHUtsTOM, W. Va., Jan. 14.?The
louse was called to order by Mr. Garen,
of Ohio county, and after prayer by g|
lev. Cook, of the Methodist church, Q
outb, the list of members-elect, furlahed
by the Secretary of State, was ?
;ad by tne Olerk and tne oath of office ~
fas administered to the members by T. j\
fill Marshall. All the members were
resent at roll call but Mr. Halle, of
odd ridge.
The Pemocrats presented Hon. Lewis ,
lehnet, of Lewis, and the Republicans
resentod Hon. Anthony Smith, of
'vler. for Speaker. The formal vote
tood Bennett 44, Smith 20. o
For Clerk the Democratic nominee r
ras Col. J. B. Peyton and the Republi- ?
an candidate waa John 0. Thomas, of
utnan). 1
for Gorgeant at-ArmB the Democratic 5
tominee waa W. B. Gifabii, of Roane, b
ud tho Republican, W. B, Bwiger, oi t
larriaon.
For Doorkeeper the Democratic nomi- i
tee was Thomas L. Foaraotor, of Green- .
irier, and the Republican Robert W. .
'immone, of Wood. Tho Democratic ,
:andidatm were all elected.
At 1:30 a recesa was taken until 3 <
I'clock. .
ATTCBKOOK &Z8UIOS.
The House reassembled at 3 o'clock t
ind proceeded to work immediately. >
The Governor's private secretary ap>eared
and presented the Governor's <
jiennial Mesjugi1,. which vrai read by '
he Clerk and laid upon the tablo. t
l.SoT)t?The Governor's miswse will <
je funid elsewhere in this issue ]
At tlie conclusion of flu reading the t
bllowiDjr bills ware presumed: I
By Mr. Smiih, of Tyler county, Uonse <
jill So. 1, in regard to changing the
ime of homing the Circuit Courts '
hroughout the Bute. Referred to the <
Committee oo Judiciary. (
By Mr- Arnold, of (Jilmer county, I
House bill No, 2,a bill to provido for the
easeeteraent of Jauda and authorising
the Auditor to appoint one commissioner
!rou each assessment district it) each "
jaunty, who shall be a resident free-.aMo*
iitHmni. Referred to the Com*
,.'"We in Finance. I,
Mr W/jjto, of Ohio couoty, House
Itll No ""tborisln* the issue of ,
ones for ts* '*Hr >' "? Cumberland
nad ?ndpo tor ">ereof. <
'he preamble nO<<? Mttoa of the ,
tommistioners of o.'d" couuty setting ,
orth that it would not X?" tor Ohio t
ounty to take cha g* of *he road and j
hat the sum of $25,000 nrill b? required ;
o put the ro?d in go.id condition. The |
lill provides for thirty year binds. Be- |
erred to the Committee on Roads and ,
Navigation. Also House BUI No. 4,
hicn provides that when there is a
:ounty Infirmary no pauper shall be
fept in any other place than said infirm- ,
try loogor than three months, except
ipoo permission granted by a two-thirds '
fute of the county court, and all persons I
ible to work shall be reqired to perforin |
eaaonable labor. Also House Sill No. ,
>, which refers to the police court of (
Wheeling. Referred to the Judiciary ,
Committee. Also House Bill No. 8, a <
bill to provide for tbe incorporation and ,
regulation of title and trust companies. ,
Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Also House Bill Nu. 7, authorising the
!ity of Wheeling to generate, distribute
ind use electricity and ess.
By Mr. Gibson, of Jeflerson connty,
Honse Bill No. 8, in regard to service of 1
notice and protest. Referred to tbe
Judiciary Committee. AJso House Bill
No. 9, concerning collections of taxes.
Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Honse BUI No. 10, concerning weights
and tnersu res. Referred to the J ndlciary
Commlfttee.
By Mr ferguson, of Kanawha county,
House Bill No. 11, to amend the code
relating to elections. Referred to the
J udiciary Committee.
By Mr. Stone, of Wood county, Honse
Bill No. 12, to amend the code concern*
in? summons' in justice's courts. Referred
to the Judiciary Committee. Also
House Bill No. 13, to amend the code
relative to justices courts. Referred to
the Judiciary Committee. Also House
Bill No. 14, to define and suppress tramps,
and a petition signed by 101 citiaena
praying for its poaaage.
Mr. Welch, of Mineral county, House
Bill No. 15, providing that the county
xmrts shall allow annually to sheriffs
>nd clerks certain fixed Bums in lien of
>11 fees or other compensation. Also
Honse Bill No. 16, a bill to reimburse
Floyd Knight, sheriff of Mineral county,
'or money expended in ihe capture of
D. L Evey, a horse thief.
By Mr. Laird, of Wood county, House
3111 No. 17, to establish a criminal court
n Wood county. Also House joint reaoution
No. 1. amendment to tue Const!ution
providing for registration of vo#rs.
At 4:30 the Honae adjourned till 3 p.
n. to-morrow,
la the Senate.
pedal Dispatch to the InUtUqcncer,
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 14 ?The
Senate was callod to order at noon by
Ion. P. W. Morris, of Ritchie county.
Ir. Whitaker, of Ohio, was the only abentee.
For President the Democratic
andidate was J. W. McOruary, of Halfab,
and the Republican waa P. W.
1Tl,,, t.ntn atr>n>ti if,..
Jreary 17, Morris 7. For Clerk the Damcratic
candidate was Holly G Armtrong,
of Jackioo, and the Republican
ras George J. Walker, of Jackson. For
errant at*Arms tho Democratic candilate
was M I? Tracy, of Oaio, and the
^publican U. S Davi9, of Preaton. For
)oork*eper ihe Democratic candidate
raa Willis M. Dent, of Fayette, and the
Lepublican A. Deane, of Pleasants. The
)euiocrats were elected to all the places.
Pages wore appointed as follows: L.
i. Kennett, Henry Wood, Camden Gall,
Jay Warner. Clerks: J. 0. Mcpherson,
logrossing Olerk; Briton McDonald,
.ee Chambers and U A. Smith, Comlittee
Clerks. The Governor's message
ras presented aud read. The message
lid on table and ordered printed in
ho Journal.
The Committeo on Privileges and Elecions
whs appointed, consisting ot C. C.
^atte, Rankin Wiley, J. W. St,01air, 0.
I Knott, Wm. G. Worley, M. K. Lowlier
and P. W, Morris. #
Adjourned.
fiCK'ri BAD BUY
lectures the L?j;liiiaiure on tho Duty of the
State Toward tho Children.
Maoison, Wis., Jan. 14.?The inaug
ral measure of Uovernor 1'ecic to tue
tato Legislature attacks the Bennett
jmpulsory education law as interfering
ith religious practices, and deems it
nwarranted by the condition of the
le children in the State. He beeves
Wisconsin parents are not
ntnindful of the duty thoy owo their
^springs, and he recommends the unjnditional'
repeal of the law. The
overnor treats of the law as an infracon
of parental rights.
A Baals of Compromise.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 14 ?The Repub*
can House of Representatives has
Jopted the following plan as a basis of
)mpromiso for settliog the existing difcultiesin
the Legislature: That twentyre
Republicans and twenty-five Dements,
whose election is undisputed,
leet as a House of Representatives; that
:ie details of organization be arranged
y a committee of an equal number of
ach?such arrangement to bo approved
nd signed by all claimants to seats from
ilvor Bow rountv, and that in tho or*
animation offices be distributed equally
etween the two parties
Taffgnrt'a Hopeless Case.
Harbisbubo, Pa., Jan. 14.?Repro ntativo
A. L. Taggart has entered the
ontest for the United States 8enator?
hip as an independent candidate against
enatorCamoron. Mr.Taggarthasinade
n appeal to the difiurent granges in the
tato to assist him.
TIIE Thl^tiKAPMb' bTltlKK.
t la Aunmlng S.imo nagnltario?The la*
Illative Taken.
Chicago, Jan. 14?A local paper
iya: Nearly 500 Btatiou agents and
ailwa'y telegraph operators on the Gillago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul railway will
alt work to night throughout Illinois,
linnenota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kanaka.
Grand Chief' Tlinrston, of the
nternational Railroad Telegraphers'
Juion, Is in Chicago to direct and enorce
the strike. He claims that the
trikers will be backed by the entire orler
in the United States and are morally
ilded by other labor federations. The
rouble is the result ol n recent change
n the wages of agents and operators,
?id by the officials of the company to be
in "equalisation of the wages paid in
he elites and smaller towns along the
oad."
A committee had a three days' conferince
with General Manager Burling,
?hich ended yesterday In the refusal ou
he part of tne company to concede the
lemands of the men.
A long discussion was held last night,
tnd it was decided to call npon the cmjloyea
to Btand by their agreement and
jnit work.
Onief Thurston aisarts that $09,009 a
nonth has bean pledged to the men null
they have won or lost the tight. Geniral
Manager Earliog declines to say
inything on the Bubjact,
TUB W?lt KXDhD.
tlia Iadlana A free tu iu-rrnder nod Olvo
Up rhnlr Arms.
Pike Kidob Agency, S. D., January
14 ?This afternoon a second delegation
>t hostile chiefs arrived from the camp.
Chey had a big talk with
jeneral Miles. It wss agreed that
be hoatilea wonid leave the present
:amp and pitch their tepees on the west
ildo ol the White City creek ImmediateF
opposite, and ieen than a ball-mile
from the agency. It waa alao decided
the Indiana would surrender their arms
o their respective chiefs, aod that the
irma would be taken.
Gblnook CMtina Uoaiuj.
CmcAoo Jag, 14.?A special dispatch
Iron: Chinook says that lour familes
lavo come in. They report that a band 0/
iboat 150 Sioux was raiding the country,
killing cattle, stealing horses and
lommitting other depredations. The
Sown is Ill-prepared lor defense against
m Indian attack. Tho citizens hare desided
to make (i requisition on Gov<
srnor Toole for 800 sugds of arms with
immuniuon.
A DuubUol Kaport.
San Francisco, Gal., Jan. 14.?The
Chronicle'* Spokane Falls, Wash., special
uya: Word has reached here that the
Indians bare burned the villaga of Calispend,
about IW miles north of here,
and killed several people, fbt rl|l?go
is an Isolated place. The report Is not
general!/ credited,
THE LATEST OUTRAGE. j
> 0
Another Republican Postmaster ?
Forced to Leave. [J
ti
IS COMPELLED TO RESIGN j|
p
By a Mob aud Given a Short Tlmo to jj
Leavo Town?Free Co in ago Carrlcs
in the Senate?In^alta' 8(
Characteristic Speech. ? ^
Bfitetal DUpalch to the InteUlcaxeer. ,E
Wahuinotos, Jan. 14.?Another post- R
office lias bsen abolished in the shot- g(
gnn region because "the patrons of the ltl
office will not permit a negro to act as ac
postmaster. Last December Postmaster jjj
General, Wanamaker appointed Green- ^
ville Bennett, a respectable and capable
colored man, to be postmaster at Catb- hi
erlae, a small town in Alabama. The "
patrons of that office had for several a(,
years boasted that a black man would th
never "dole ont" mail matter to them, ac
and as soon as Bsnnett's appointment
became heralded throuEhout the neigh- nt
borhood, there was intense indignation th
Threats were frei.ly made that Benneti at
would nnver act us Doatinaater. In due i>n
time be was given notice that it would 130
be health lor him to not pat in his ap-1 w
pearante when he wa* to toke charge oi I tin
the (flice, December :?0. Oa the* &o
day before this time. Brnnett appeared in
on the scene, however, with Postoffioe J
Inspector Karns, who was sent irom U'
Mobile to install the new postmaster, pa
The telegraph operator at Catharine del
sent messages up and down the road -*p<
calling for assistance to suppress the 1
proposed postmaster's installation on *P|
the morrpw, and when December 30 J
came around there was a large number ?oi
of citizens with blood in their eyen ?rs
walking the etreets of Catharine aud arc
proclaiming that "A negro shall not be
postmaster here." Bennett watt install- "pi
ed by the assistance of Inspector Karns 'ic
aud entered upon his duties, but no sul
sooner had the lnsoector departed froiy wu
the place than the postmaster was wait- 'h(
oil upon by a moo una compelled to nign *w
a "voluntary resignation," to take effect tut
immediately.
Tne resignation was forwarded to
Washington and Bennett was given two *"Uj
hours to get out of Catharine. So pro try
nounced were the threats and positive alo
the action of the populace, that the new
poatmaater departed on foot, and withoat
taking the time to carry with him itu
the postage stamps and stationery he Qo
had brought from Uncle Sam for the pie
patrons of the ollice. He left the town I
with a colored merchant, who had been thd
given a few hours' time for leave-taking uoj
on account of his sympathy for the new 4re
postmaatur. pel
Since December 30, the mail has been a c:
pat ott at Paris, a station two and a halt ? '
njjJes from Catherine,and the office from '
that time has been practically abolished, cog
although it was omy yesterday tbat the tiz
order was issued from the Postoffice De- tna
panment to permanently close tbe doors leu
of tbe office. Bag
Inspector Karns reports that when he
visited Catherine to install Bennett, he by
was grossly insulted and had to leave "lif
the hotel where be waa stopping. tbe
fav
Fltfcifc UUiNaUu WISti. hat
The Senate Adopt* (lie Stewart Amend- ^
mvnt?One or TWu SurprUea.
Sixdal Dupatch to the ItdcUiucncer. trjj
Washington, D. 0., January 14.? wo
This afternoon a vote waa taken in tbe an<
Senate upon tbe Stewart amendment,
which provides for free silver coinage.
Thn amendment was adopted by a vote feri
ol 42 to 30, being a majority of 12 in favor tbs
of tbe bill. Tbe Democrats voted forthe iDg
amendment with the exception of Wilson chs
of Maryland, Gray, of Dele ware, and p0i
Mcl'herson, of Nr*w Jersey. On the Re- Nu
publican side tbero were one or two sur- foil
prises. The total number of R?publl- bui
cans voting for the bill was fourteen gre
Mr. Dolpb, of Oregon, was the ouly ape
Senator from the Pacific slope wbo
*...? U.? 1.5M ?11 nfVia.o
VUIidu ogniuou lue umi j uii auw viuwib
voted for it. Six*
I.VUAI.La 5fh,KS }
; vi!
On the FloanrlMI Hill?Free silver Amendmunt
Adopted by Uie Heimt*. |ttn
Washington, Janaary 14 ?According Oh
to the arrangement made yesterday the
Senato proceeded to the consideration of
the Financial bill immediately after the jj0
reading of the journal. Mr. Ingalla took Fo
the floor and said that there vers two
portentious evils which menaced the
safety, if they did not endanger the ex- [<?
istenceo/ the HepnDlfc. The first was All
ignorant, debased, degraded, spurious
suffingo?sutlrage contaminated by the ^
sewage oi decayed nations; suffrage in- t
timidated and suppressed in the South; Bit
sufTrage impure and corrupt, apathetic bet
and indifferent iu the great cities of the vil
north; so that it was doubtful to his
mind wbethsr for half a century there
bad been a presidential election in this Th
country that expressed the deliberate
and intelligent judgment of the whole ,
body of the American peoplo. He then 1
referred to the newspaper interview had rae
with him several months ago, in which tht
he bad said that the golden role and toe be)
decalogue hod no place in an American we
campaign. It aeeinedsnpeiUiious to ex- Oil
plain that in that utterance he was not 0.
inculcating that doctrines, butdescrlb- of;
ing a fact; not an announcement of tht
faith, but many reverend and eminent U.
divines, many disinterested editorj, Ue
many Ingenious orators perverted thin mi
utterance into a pertonal advocacy of ot
impurity in politics. Hs did not com- 0.
plain. It was aj the world went, loglti- pa
mate political warfare. ba
But it was an illustration of the truth Tn
that the Golden Role and the deca- val
t ?-* Kaiu ? ~l 1- 1.. : 1 nfll
lUgUO UURUb KV 1114 V D a |<iaVD IU pUIUIUM VW'
campaign*. "II tby enemy smite thee <
on one cheek torn the other" wan a it
good precept to follow. But he would C?
observe that nntil that precept was $3
mora generally observed than it. had t?
been or was likely to be, it his political sui
enemy smote him on one cheek, instead tie
of taming to him the other he would o?
smite him ander the butt end of his left of
ear if ho could. [Laughter.] poi
If that be political immorality, he must hi*
be included among the unregenerte. am
the elections bill was Intended to deal g (
with one part of the great evil to which wa
he hjd alluded, but it was an imperfect,
a partial and Inconulete remedy. Violence
was bid, bat Inqif was no better,
and it was more dangerona because it bu
was more inaldloos. Burke had said In thi
one of bis immortal oradons, which clt
emptied the House of Commons, but rai
which would be read as long aa the Eojt- un
liah tongue could endure, that when the tal
laws of Great Britain were not strong Th
enough to protect the youogest Hin- an
doo on the lynka of the Ganges, Th
a nobleman wae not safe in bis
castle on the banks of the Thames,
fhat lofty sentiment was pngnant 1
yltb admonition to us. Tncre could be th
no ealetfv"} no (table and permanent thi
peaoe in this cottnUy and under this en
government until it was just w safe lor Ire
the black Bepublloan to vote in Miaaiaaippi
aa it was for the white Democrat
to vote in Kansas. The second tvil to
which be had adverted was the tyranny H
of confined concentrated, centraliaed, an
conscienceless and incorporated capital; be
nd the people vera considering that
real problem now. The conscience of
lie nation wag shocked at tbe injnatlce
f modern aociety. The moral sentiment
f mankind bad been aroused at the
nea.aal distribution of wealth, and at
lie unequal difloslon of tbe burdens, I
enefltsand privileges of society. At
le beginning of the second century the
.tnerican people had become profoundr
convinced that tbe ballot was not the
anacea for tbe evila of society; that it
ad not abolished poverty, nor dimlnihed
Id justice. They had discovered
iat political equality did not result In
>ciat fraternity; that under democracy
te concentration of greater power in
iwer handa was more possible than
nder a monarchy. George Washigton,
the first President of the
epublic, bad when beaiod, in 1709, tho
rge?t private fortune in the United
ates. Much of it bad come by inberitice,
but the father of his country, in
Iditlan to his other virtues, had been a
try prudent, sagacious, thrifty and
rehanded man, who knew a good
Ing when he saw it?a great way off.
All of bis belongings at the time of
s death reached tbe1 sum total of b?reen
eight and nine hundred thousand
illara. That was lees than a century
o, and it was within bounds to say
at attbe present time there were many
ores of men and of corporations in this ,
untry whose annual income (and there
id been ono man whose monthly reue- ,
if) exceed tbe entire accumulations of ,
e richest citlren of the United State* j
the end of tbe list century. The ,
nnlntlnn of the Union was then 5.-1.
9 000, and tbe estimated wealth of the
UDtry was between three and four
lueaml million dollars. There was
t a millionaire, aivl there wjb not a
imp or pauper in the country.
He had read: in the morning papers
Sherman's speech, a considerable
rt ot which had been devoted to the
tense oi millionaires, who had been
)ken of an the "froth on the beer."
Mr. Sherman?Not millionaires, but
'.culators.
Mr. Ingalls?'Thoy are nearlv the same;
1 the millionaires are not the produo;
and laborers of the country. Thuy
i arrayed like Solomon in all bis
try; but "they toil not, neither do
n"?yes, they do spin. These giganacenmniatfons
have not been the re- ,
t of industry and economy. They
uid be no protest against them if
?y were. The peoplo had suddenly
oke to the conception of the fact that
i bulk of the property of the country
b passing into the hands of those
torn tho Senator from Ohio called by
phemism, the speculators of the coun.
They were not of this country
ne. They infested the financial and
ill syatem of every country. Thev
re men of no poiitica, of ail national'
is aud of no nationality. They had
politics but plunder, and no priori'
i but the spoliation of the human race.
Inferring to the late olection, he said _
it it was neither a Republican defeat J
r a Democratic victory. It was a _
at npriaing, independent of and su- ,
ior to botn political parties. It was H
risis that mi^ht be come a catastrophe. ^
ivas a peaceiui revoiuuon. /
le attributed the dojression in the c
intry In great measure to the demoneuion
act of 1873 He did not claim .
t that act had been paused fraudutly.
His only explanation of its pas- J
e was that both houats of Congress
1 the President had been hypnot^d
the monev power.. lie bad not the
;htost doubt that a great majority ot
i people irrespective of party were in
or of the free coinage of silver and
1 been for the past 15 years. He would
to the Senate, to tbe House and
;he executive that there would come
i time when the people could not be
led with on tbia subject. The people
uld elect a House of Representatives
1 a President who would carry out
ty pledges aud execute the popular
I. The political power of the Nation
J been transferred from the circum*
ance to tho centre and the people of
it centre were unanimously demand;
free coinage of silver. It was for
it reason that he snould cordially sup
t the amendment of tho Senator from
vada. In doing so he would not only j
low the dictates of his own judgment,
; would carry out tho wishes of the
at majority of his constituents, irrective
of party or political alliiliations.
Went Virginia ffunluoii
:(at Dirpatch to We InttUiaenccr.
Va^iiington, D. 0, Jan. 14,?West
rginia pensions: Original ? Jacob a
ckarf.UraneaviUe; John Beyer, Wood* <1
d; William P. Fields, Reedsville; J
arles Zimmerman, Martinsburg. Ad* t
ional~Jobn Still, Volcano; Charles J
uraemias, Martinsburg; Jacob Bej- 1
, Orens. Increase? Aquilla Gilbert, I
w Martinsville; Barnes B. Smith, I
rk; Thomas J. Braden, Elk Garden; r
?ea a. Xiamw, x-airmum; ?MUBU
iott, Winfleid; Hiram Adkins, Ham- t
; Fenton H. Moore, Grangeville.
issue?Abraham Laoham, Kentuck;
jnzy Dike, DalJison.
Pom uiaMer A|>potutfd.
Hal Diivalch to the InteUluaicer.
wahuinoxon, d, 0., Jan. 14 ? A. 0.
ind, vice VV. Trainer, resigned, hub
m appointed postmaster at Blandsle,
Doddridge county.
OaT AiA - IKUJST,
0 Latest Goiubiuw?Uunurncturers Orguntze
on it Big 8chI?.
/Hicaoo, Jan. 14 ?A meeting of oat
al manufacturers, called to consider
1 reorganizition of the Oat Altai Cruet,
ran in Una city Jait nigbt There
re present P. P.Oroweil.ofthell'iaker
y Milling Company, Ravenna, 0 ;
L Novell, of Cleveland; Otia Howur,
Bower Bros., Akron; Jj. Coldreot, of
> Oat Meal Company of Iowa Cliy
B. Douglas and Robert Stuart, of
dar Rapids, Iowa; President Scbuicher
and illreotora Allen and Crou?e,
the Schumacher Company, of Akron,
The A. M. Johnston Clit Meal Coinay,
of Rockford, III., is in the deal,
t was not personally represented,
eao eight mills are said to represent a
lue of $2,500,000 and to control 75 per
it of tne product. No other inilfa
re Invited to join the new truB!. It
proposed to organize the American
real Oomptny, with a capital of
000.000 Stock of this company is lo
issued to the mills represented in
:h proportion as agreed upon. The
w company ia to becoino absolute
uerof all plants, brands and product?
these present mills. It ia uiao proled
to locate the new company's
adquarters in Chicago and operate
lb of the mills as the market and
(graphical conditions ol the country
rraut.
Snloon Kr?p?r? uu Him Ham
Dubcqui, Iowa, Jan. 14 ?Thirty Du
que oaloon Keeaera nave iojiceu.up i
:lr places o! business aud left ttie '
y. Writs ol attachment agslnat them i
lining lot tnree days have own iaaued
der the prohibitory law, and they .
to tbii method of evading service. t
ey will return Monday next. To day 1
other tqaod of aaloon men left, and i
iUraday still another will leave. <
? 1
Eartliq u*Ke Shuck. j
Urockville, Okt , Jan. 14.?A abarp
ock oi earthquake waa felt bere early
is morning. It Bounded more like the i
ickling ol boildinga daring a severe ,
wt than the gsnal rumbles.
I
Embcultr Uudcr lloodk . ,
Wii.misotjn, Del., Jan. 14.?W. V.
arper, agent of tbe National Life Inranee
Company of Vermont, ia under
mds for embtulement of $60,000.
DEM? POMP ODT.
The New Zealander Now the
Champion Middle-Weight.
HE HAS A CLEAR WALK OVER,
And Duck tlio Work In Thirteen
nouudn-.-A Fine Battle Iieforo An
ImumnHe and Appreciative
Audience?l>et?ll?.
OnLEASS, La., Jan. It?The arrangetoenta
for the light could hardly
have boon better. In the main building
of the club, the principals bad a room
each, far from the crowding, cuiious
maw below and distant from each other.
The box boldera were admitted through
the club house, tbo general ticket holders
through a gate on another st.oet.
Thnvra aura a Itnlf Hamii nftinr MtM. lint
they were kept locked and guarded,
being intended (or the purpose of egress
only. All along the paths and aisles there
were strong guards of police, and the
steady proctseiun was kept going. The
imphitbeatre was built ou a lasting plan,
high walls making it solid aud enduring
tnd holding up a trues roof, so conducted
thai it can be removed in case
>f warm aud dry weather or used as a
protection from cold and rain. The
romewhat chilly weather of late led to
he place being well roofed lo-night.
Under a square of electric lights stood
he ring. Fitzjiinmons was the llrst of
he contestants to reach the club.
It was Carroll's plan to mafce a look at
he New %*alander forbidden fruit to
Jempdey, uutil the men reached the
ing, expecting that the gianMike, longtuned,
unusual proportions ol the New
Ssalauder would smke terror into the
marl of the American champion.
Dempuey and Fimimmjna are tile
atne age?28 yeare, uud the former is
he hero of naif a hundred battles. He
peightd 147 pounds the night befure
nd did very lutle work duriug the day,
o as to pick up a few pounds by nigni.
Uthongh Dempsey looked perfection,
or his inches, he was markedly over*
had owed by the uuguinly, awkward*
coking giant, with the swinging arms,
phu stripped before him to do buttle for
)empsey's hard won reputation.
Time was culled promptly at 0:25 with
Ir. Alexander lire water, one of the
blest and most respected citizens of
few Orleans, as referee. Official time*
:eeper wa9 Professor John Dully. The
laater of Coreinonie* was. ex-Mayor J.
I. Guimotte. w
The men came into the rioR at 8:55 ?
i. in., Fiizjitnmons llrst and Dempsey a c
avf minutea later. Dempsey ottered to
pager $1,000, which was accepted by
ilxjor Frank McLaughlio, the Milliouire
director of the Uoiilornia Athletic e
/lub, buttbe Ulymptc uiuu ouiciais re*
ubtid lo allow the bat to go, and it was
ailed oil. t
l^ound 1.?The men shook hands and .
dvanced to the center. Bob from appearances
outclaseing Jack. Tbe round c
nded with honors aoout evenly divided, a
Hound 2 ?Bob came up cautiouely ft
nd crowded Jack. Jack led lor stomach j
nd missed, clinched and breakaway. ?
he round ended in Bob'sfavor, Jack got r
left on the nose. , u
Hound 3?Jack came up smiling. Bob t
indedleft on Jack'aface. Jackclinched c
9 save himself from a fall. Jack ducked t
nd ran away, and Jack lahdcd left on n
tob'aneck. Jack was weak and ran t
way. Ttiia was Bob's round.
Rjund 4?Jack came up cautious, hit
nd Bob ran away. Bob crowded Jack
gain. Bob followed Jack oil over the B
ing Jack ducked and pot a right .
wing. Jack landed a vicious left iu 11
tomach. Bob hit with right on mouth. ?
Job landed a terrible leit and repeated ^
he dose a moment later. Fitz*immons *
unded a vicious left hand upper cut on
ack's stomach and Jack flew away. A l]
linch followed. This was Bob's round. J
Iiound 5?Bob crowded Jack, feinted 1
t his stomach and Jack ran away. Bob
an*)../! loft r\n nnao Rnh Istnriurl a tui<fi.
ile right swing on Jack'a neck. Clinchng
marked this round. Jack slipped to t
he ground in a clinch. Bob lauded a t
errible left. This was Bob's round. fc
Hound 0?Jack came up looking red t
nd marked. Bob swung and Jack r
lucked. Bob landed a terrible right on
nek's head and punched him all over
he ring. Jack clinched to save himself. .
ack landed a terrible right swing, Bob c
anded heavy blows on Jack's head. c
Job led and countered with his right ?
Job reached Jack's none and the latter \
etaliated. This was Fi ziimmonb' round.
Hound 7?Bob crowded Jack, feinted
dm and Jack ran. Bob landeu two lefts
in Jack's face. Bob landed a terrible *
>ody blow with right. Jack tripped on
>0Bt in the ring. Jack lauded left^n the
tomach and clinched. Jack landed left Q
in Bob's shoulder. Jack was fought to
he ropes and clinched. Jack fell to the i
opes with a punch in the stomach, lie J
?as groggy and looked beaten. Bob ^
anded rUht and left. This was Bob's
ound. Jack's nose was bleeding. :
Ruund 8?Bob crowded Jack and :
anded left on the cobs. Bob swung :
eft but missed, Derapsoy swung right ,
ind landed. Jack clinched, ducked aud #
;ot away. Bob landed terrible right *j
ippercuton Jack's noso, and put the f
eft on his nose a moment later, drawing J
ho blood again. Jack hugged Bob {
round the body, lauded rigtit body
ilow. and did so again and sgain. This .
pas Bob's round again.
Round 0?Bob crowded Jack, and J
ack clinched. Bob *hit Jack all over _
ho ring. B-jb landed a terrible right v
wing and Jack was groggy. Both
auded on the stomach. ? Jack was
ought into his corner, aud uenuied to
lie hard. Jack swung his right on l
Sob's neck, clinched and both bit and
ninsad. This was Fitadmraons' round. J
Round 10?Bob crowded Jack and *
anutd right body blow. Jack feinted 1
ind Bob ducked. Bob landed terrible
ight, Jack cinched snd pulled Bob
nound the ring; Jack attempted to (
ippercnt, but missed aud clinched Bob r
troind the legs. Bob landed threo $
efis and Jack nearly fell. Dempsey t
lisnl lint nntnrn nntrlamiiil liim ?
Hound 11?Bob crowdrd Jack and t
anded two lefts. Jack (nil to the ropes. s
Job landed a teriiblo left and Demptey ?
itaggerod. Dempsey led for the atom* #
ich. Bob landed two terrible lefts and t
mocked Jack down. Tbls was Bob's r
mnd. The towel wu thrown from 1
Uck's corner In token of defeat, but it ]
lid not go. It was to tool Fitnimmons ?
lack was down, and as McAulitlo did t
ot expect the Kong he throw up the
owol, bnt whon the gong sounded he
tad one more chance, and ho a*id
'throw up" didn't go. Jack would try c
tagainRound
12?Bob led right and left on
lack's bead. Bob punched Jack all ovrr i
he ring) Jack uppercut, but missed. ,
Hob fought fair and landed left on (
itomach and face, and knocked Jack
lown. Jack roso groggy. Tbls was |
Bob's round, and Dempsey was, bar a t
lake, a defeated champion of middle- ,
weights. I
11 mud 13?Bob went at Jack In his
sorner and punished him right and left,
lack clincbed and Bob knocknd him
ilown. The Nonpareil lay like a log I
liter one or two vain endearors to rise
ind fight on. Three gongs sounded the i
greatest middle-welght'a career to alumber.
To-morrow's snn will shine on a new
middle-weight champion, and his name
ia Robert FltzsimmonB. When R'fei
Alexander Brewster awarded the bat
to Fitzslmmons, Jimmy Carroll jump
at bis protege and klaaed Lira time ai
again. Jack Dempsey waa badly pu
Ished. A swollen lace, cnt lips and no
and a bad mark or two on bis body we
plainly visible. Fitzsimmons was o
scratched. The Australian won in
walk.
. Jake Kllrain aaid Fitzsimmons ia tru
a wonder. He ia as clever as they mal
them, and bit hitting power ia immeni
There never was a middle-weight lil
him.
William Muldoon, the wrestler, befo:
[thefight said: "I have my money c
the one that my judgment tells me
the bsst man, that is on Fitzsimmon
My sympathy is all with Dempsey."
Macon, the sporting authority said li
felt terribly disappointed. He had bee
a Dempeey man, bnt after the aecon
round saw Jaclt was not in it.
When the fiiht was overFilzjimmou
wns as full of fun as a colt. He sparre
with Carroll, and tipped him on th
none playfully.
The light lasted forty-five minutes.
TllKKJi iliu FiKKS
All Break Oat at Once In tlie Same g?et1o:
in New York-Hew Lou.
Nsw Yobk, January 14?At 1:1
o'clock this morning fire was discovers*
In E. M. Van Tassel's grain elevator 01
the North river and burned so tiercel;
that before daylight, in spite of the worl
sf a large force of firemen, it was com
pletely destroyed, only the walls beini
left 6tauding. The loss is roughly esti
aatcd at $300,000 The cause of the fin
s not known. The burnod boildinf
vas seven stories high and filled fron
oof to cellar with Hour, grain and malt
By a curious coincidence another bi{
Ire broke out shortly after the first oot
vas discovorod in Morgan & Cornell's
rroors tinware manufactory on tb?
bird floor of the six-story building, on
Vest street, fronting on North river,
ind within alght of the first blaze,
lough and Williamo occupied the two
offer floors; Morgan & Corbull the third
nd Dually & Oo, lithographers, the
onrth. The total loss is estimated at
ra.ooo
At three o'clock, while the firemen
rere battling with the flames at tb'
ilevator, another blue declared itseli
wo blocks away. The outbreak was in
he bonded stores of Messrs. Campbell,
{ichols & George, which occupied the
itock bounded by West street, Thirnenth
avenue, Bethune street and
VestTwelf'h street. The firemen stacked
the fl imcs and in two hours had
hem under control. At that time the
ipper fl )ora were gutted and part of the
oof was burned off.
Tbo lesn is estimated at $06,000. of
rhlch $10,000 is on the building. The
ire is supposed to have been caused by
nnrkn {mm nn olnv.tt^r? train.
A lilthAi' BUitttT.
'rot. Koch Will Pablllll [tin Ingredient* ot
111! Ljmi'li to>DA).
Berlin, Jan. 14.?It is announced
bat Prof. Koch will publish to-morrow
he ingredients which enter into the
omposition of hia famous lymph. It is
scertained from Authentic sources that
t is the prodnct of chemical processes
u the body. It probably belongs to the
roup of albuminous compounds. The
eaclion which frequently follows ita
lee, it is claimed, suows that it is not
ox albutuon. In a certain degree of
onceutration it kills living protoplasm,
hua making it necroctic, and by ro
loving the conditions under which the
mciilus can develop, it kills bacteria.
Not I'ml-ewttkl After Ail*
Paris, Jan. 14 ?The Figaro to-day anlouncas
that the man arrested at Olot,
a Spain, is not Padlewski, the alleged
jurderer of General Selivrerdkoff, bat au
Llsatian named IJeitn, formerly on the
ditorial stall of the Temp* of this city,
luim,according to the Figaro, has been
nflan? since July, 18SS, the peculiarity
f his insanity was he imagined himself
o be an Imp jrtant personage.
'IhoHirikit lu acmiaod.
Glasgow, Jan. 14.?The strike contintee
to drag along wearily. All efforts to
uing about a settlement of the trouble
iy mediation have failed and an exhausive,
indefinite struggle seems to be in
trospect for the future.
F.tTdOt of the Cold lu llerlln.
Berlin, Jan. 14 ?The cold weather is
ausibg much misery in and about this
ity. Over 02,000 people are out of
rork and must remain so until the
Feather moderates.
DU1VKN INS AN IS.
L,Woman Itefusea to %llow Her Son'e Body
to be Burled
Mrs. Negard, a widow lady'who resides
n Cat Run, in tho southern pare of Belaont
county, i* attracting considerable
ttention in that neighborhood. Last
innday a week ago, contrary to her cosora
and conscience, ebe made and baked
iread on Sunday. She sent her son out
o make a hole in tho ice on the run so
bat the stock could drink. While at
fork he took a tit and fell face down in
he pool, and drowned before he was
ound by his mother. She succeeded in
etting him into the house and had him
aid out, where he has remained ever
ioce, she claiming that he is not dead,
mt that God had put him in that conliiion
as a punishment for the work
hey had doue on Suuday. She allows
be neighbors to call and look at him,
mt will not allow them to stay over
tight She sleeps in the same room
nth the dead sou and cays he will soon
ome back to her again. She has been a
onstant reader of the Bible for twenty
ears. 'Squire & H. Green has gone to
he house several times to look after the
emains, but as lnng?es decompositian
!oea not prove offensive he doeB not feel
nstified in takingi**rg? of the body,
To ISo? the t> h?ie sulphur.
The G reenbrier W liite Sulphur Springs
Joropauy has been incorporated lor the
lurpose of purchasing the White Sulitiur
Springs property and operating
ho satno as a Hummer resort; mauufauurinjf
and mining on said property;
billing and Belilog the waters; conducting
and operating street railways
ad electric lights, and conducting a
;enoral summer resort. Capital $500,
nth tho privilege of increasing to 31,KXHWO.
James 8. SIddons, Roanoke,
.'a., 0. S. Arnall, Atlanta, Ga., E. W.
'ettit and 0. L. Cooke, Staunton, Vs.,
nd 0. H. Gordon, Buena Vista, Va.,
(ere the incorporators.
TtMifnri Recorded.
Clerk Hook yesterday admitted to rec<
ird one deed ol tract lad transfers (I
oilowBi
Januarys by John J. Kainto Jacol
iViihelm, lor $14,800, part of lot U is
quare 7, on the we?t aide ol Market
itreet.
January 14 by Ambrnee Sioehr to Bar
?u Stoebr, lor $4 670 21, tor all.'he ingreet
of tbe party ol toe Brat part in tbe
wrauna! property left by tbe late Chris,.an
Htoehr.
Lteeuaed to Wed.
Olerk Hook yeaterday itaaed marriage
tfcenais to tbe following named partial
Edward VocJtler, aged tbirty-thtee
md Edith Schutte, aged twenty-two,
bo'h of Wheeling.
Thomas H. Jones, aged twenty-four
and Florence V. Chapman, aged twenty
one, both of Wheeling.
5 THEGOTERKOR'S MESSAGi
ad _
|?e Biennial Recommendations Sent
to the Legislature.
iy fl BUSINESS-LIKE DOCUMENT.
te ?
* Statement Showing tho Condition of I
Public Affair*?A Gratifying Hire
hlblt?Important Ilecoin1?
mendation* Made.
a.
Following are the Important points ol
the Governor'* biennial message:
d tub oottrboll's ma8aok.
Stat* or Wur Vimixia, Ex tool
a tivb Ouasidbb, Jan. 14,1891. /
d Orntlanai of the St natt and JfouJC oj DtUoata:
6 Having convened a* the direct and irn
mediate representative* of the peopl?
Invested with the supreme iaw-makim
power of the Stato, to enact such Blatutet
us in your judgment may promote thi
public welfare, it becomes my duty, an
der the Constitution, to communicate b)
nnmiM Infnvmatlnn /innAnvninn tk.> ,mn
0 ditlon of the State, and to recommen
J 'noh mn'nrn as to me seem seesaw/ j
1 and expedient.
It in a matter for congratulation tha
' you meet under favorable auspicea, witl1
the evidences of general prosperity prea
lot in every section of the State, with 1
l peace and good vill betwoen all class
. manifesting the unity and loyalty of out
, people.
, I note particularly the cessation of the i
[ disturbances upon our Kentucky bor
lor. These had b9en magnified by tht
press of other States in to acts of violeuci
involving whole communities, tbrowinj
the shadow of crime upon law-abiding
citizens of a large portion of the State i
Ihortly after assuming tho duties of t'?- j
Executive officii, I was led to believe
mat certain persons, to obtain the re?arda
offered for the arrest, of alleged '
.'rimioala by the States of Kentucky ano '
Vest Virginia, were largely instrumental
in-perpetuating tbe local fends in which ?
these distmbiuces bad their origin, in- "
citing individuals to crime, and exagger- r
.ting the offenses committed. I prompty
withdrew all rewards offered lor Ken
ncky ?(lenders, advised tho authorities ,
if that State of such action, and since ''
then no infractions of tbe law attributa- "
ole to tbe local feuds have occurred. *
GBKAT I'aOORKSS.
Since yonr last session the State has tl
advanced in material prosperity to a de- n
<rea that must challenge the surpriae ^
even of those who anticipated n largo p
and rapid growth. Throughout the year J,
capital and labor wore in substantial ac- ?
cord, and tho enterprise, industry and
hrift of the people received tbe fullest
measure 01 reward, ine year mtiugly
narked the close of a decade conspicuouH u
as a period of marvelous development "
and progress. u
Within this period our population has "
grown from 618,457 to "62,794, an in- ?j
ureaso of 144,337, or 23 34 per cent. Oi L
tfae Southern States only two exceed %
this pnr contage of increase. "
In 1880 our railroad mileage was 691 ?
-nilca; on the 1st day of January, 189J, J1
it was 1,343 miles, an increase of 052 "
miles, or 93 per cent. 1
In 1880 the assessed valao of property ''
was $140 991,740; in 1890 it it $187,165.- 11
353, au increase of $40,173,013, or over 27 ?.
per cent. ?
In 1880 the State produced 1,568,000 '
short tons of coal; in 1890 the produc- 01
lion approximates 5.359,000 tons, an in- "
crease of 285 per cent, or an avenge nn
nuul incroasu of 28} per cent. In 1880
comparatively no coko was produced; so
small was the quantity we have no estimate.
In 1888 onr coko production was 0
516,981 tons; in 1889 it was 005.193 tons, o
and in 1890 it approximates 1,000 000 tl
tons. We have advanced since 18S0 tl
from seventh to fourth rank among the o
coal producing States of the Union and b
uttalued to second rank in the produc- n
tion of coke. C
We find with pride a similarly rapid,
steady and symmetrical growth along 0
all the lines of industrial activity. We ti
lind this splendid progress marked, too, p
bv economy in public expenditure, lib- h
eral encouragement to loarning, and a h
steady advancement toward a higher 0
civilization. p
tflk woulii's fair. "
Iu this connection and as a matter *
nearly related to the future projpsrlty
of the State, I take the opportunity to a
refer to the World's Columbian Exposi- i
tion, to be held in the city of Chicago ?'
in 1893, which cannot fail to be of J'
great benefit to West Wrginia, if n
a proper exhibit of her resources be
made there. The valne of soch expos- "
itions in stimulating industrial and agricultural
effort is incalculable. Already
several of the moat progressive States ,
recoguizod this fact by appropriating
large sums of money to secure creditable ?
representation there. An exhibit of S
our vast mineral and timber wealth and
the varioua products of our agriculture
and manufactures would attest the pa;- "J
ity if not the primacy of West Virginia r
among the States of the Union, and in- ~
vite in the strongest possible manner an "
examination of nor inexhaustable nat- 5
ural resources and the conspicuous op- 5,
portunitiea she offers to capital fir V
every kind of manufacturing and com- J
mercial enterprise. The Commissioners ?
[or this State bave been active In the "
discharge of their duties, and will secure "
for Weat Virginia a desirablo location on *
:he grounds. Tbey represent that the *'
members of the Commission are most P
favorably impressed with the attraction* '
and advantsgea of the State and will do
all thot is possible to enable us to prop- *
erly display them.
I recommend, therefore, that yon provide
for the appointment of a Commission
charged with the preparation of a ,
satisfactory exhibit, with Sxid duties "
and compsnaalion, and that you appro "
priateaSum anfUcient for the purpose J
UNANl.'ts, j
The reports of the Auditor and Tress- (
urer are laid before yoa, and shauld re- el
ceive at your hands a careful inepuc P
tion. They present a correct statement ?
ol the financial csuditioo of tlia State,
together with an exhibit of tho general
receipts and disbursements, amount of \
moneys in the treasury at the beginning ?
and end of each fiwal year, of wftat din- "
tinct fund comprised, and in what banks ^
deposited, also the estimate of receipts "
and expenditures for the ensuing two "
years.
The following statement shows the
condition of the liaances for the two
years ending respectively September 80, 0
1880, and Septoniber 30, 1800 with the .
1 balances pertaining to each of the several
i fnnds at the ends of these periods: I1
Tbore vu at tbo beginning of the S
I Meal year 18889 In Ui? treaaury the o
am of. ? 337,735 W *
Itcwlpw (rum all aouroea daring the w
year???? ~~~~ 1.168.M7 63 e
Total In the trcuury during the
JO*T ? f J.4JW.274 J6 *
Amount dlibunod for all purpose*.- l.'iio.vw u I v
Balance in the treasury October L !
1889 t &),TV> 22 I
This balance was made up ol the fol* 1
lowing distinct fnnds:
> Bute fnnd 41,781 22 \
. ue? er*i school limn Jio.M 15
' The achaol fond. ?. 3.QK to l
[ Tow a !
At the begloning ol the flicil yiMur ,
> 1880 00 there wu? ,
" In the treasury the turn of.. MM..f ?'?,703 22
ftooelpta from all source* during tnu I
> ear-?..... ... , ...... ? 1.206 tint
Total in the treaaurr durlutf Uie
rear. H.4M.1B U
Amount dubun d for all purposes
atirtaguu jcar . 1M0M? 73
B&lanco In tnaaurr October 1, law ..I Ui.feO 11
Tilt balance was mads up of the folowing
distinct funds:
Itato fund U ? 1374U13
Jeneral school [uud. . 29M7G tt
119KU001 fund 31."7 81
Total?* ? ...I nwa
There wu doe the irreducible or inreeled
school land at the close of the
ast fiscal year, $184,41148, the
<ste of various temporary loans Desolated
in previous years to mset casual
(elicits In the treasury. Since the beinning
o( the current fiscal year paynents
have been made on account of
hese loans to the amount of $83,341 48,
eavlng a balance of $101,170 00. which
mount it is hooed may be further hluced
or entirely discharged within the
text two years.
The present financial condition of the
State is, therefore, highly satisfactory.
Ve have been enabled to meet all deoands
upon the treasury, and have
paid, as stated above, upon temporary
>ans made In previous years the sum of
?83.341 48.
The Governor here submits a detailed
stlmate from the Auditor of prooable
receipts and expenditures for the year*
1881 and 181)0, ol which the following is
i recaDltnlation:
UECAmi'LETION.
Estimated probable receipts r*r fiscal
year i-uiljnj -eptembor, W. 00
Salmi ted necessary charfliH ? Ms,tit oo
Balanoo which mijr be othirwUe
approprla'ed .....I TO,ITS 00
titltt?te.t probable receipt* for lUoal
yoarenilfug September JW, 1831,?^4n 1,003 00
unlmatwl noeeaiary chars.-* C15.MJ2 00
Balaaco which ftiay he otherwise
appropriated (I0T.30J ?J
STATE BANKS.
Your attention is called to the (act that
lie law authorizing the incorporation ot
tate banks fails to require such banks
o make any exhibit ot their condition
r otherwise give public information as
otheir solvency. National banks are
abject to rlicid eliminations by bankxaminero,
and in addition thereto, are
Bquired to publish at stated periods reorts
of their condition. Sucli reports
'ere required to be made by Stale banks
y the laws of Virginia, prior to the
irmation ol this State. I submit that
epositors should not be compelled to
sly solely upon the personal honesty
nd business capacity of the officials and
lansgers of such banks for the security
f fumls placed therein. It is suggested,
lerefore, that tho law relating to 8tate
anks be no am nded as to require quarjrly
or other periodical reports, to be
lade under oath to the auditor and and
nbllslied in one or mere newspapers
rlnted in the counties wherein such
anks are respectively located,
BI-AI'l-OBTIO.-iHJUIT.
Of tbo subjects which you will have
auer cuumuoruuuu none will OB ol more
nportance than the re-apoortionment
f congressional and legislative repreaenitioa
on the buia of the census ot 1890,
a required by Articles I and VI ot the
lonstitution. By reason ol the unequal
rowth of counties it will be neceesary
) ro-arrange many ot the senatorial and
elegate districts in order to fairly adist
and distribute legislative repreaenition,
and in the discharge of this task
trust you will find no serious obstacles
> an equitable result. I would saggnst
:uit the apportionment be on the Oasis
f the present number of senators ati<i
elegates, or such number not materially
i excess thereof aa will more nearly s?'
ure to each conntyjier just- share of
spresentation.
COSTS IN WUMtNAL CASES.
The criminal charges are excessively
irgo. The enormous costs in many
uos lead to the conclusion that our law*
n this subject are defective, or that
16re is something radically wrong in
leir administration. That they are
pen to gross fraud, also, is evidenced
y tho larcenies from the treasury comlilted
through the clerk'e office of the
ircuit Court of Wood county.
By reference to that portion of the
.uuitor's report concerning the investiion
of the frauds referred to, It will apear
that the amount now known to
ave.been illegally and corruptly drawn
om tbo treasury aggregates over $14,D0.00.
and farther Investigation will
robably Increase this eum. This money
ras drawn from the treaaurv upon falls
nd forged court orders and fraudulent
terk'a certificates.
Upon the discovery of the frauds,
onnBel was employed to prosecute the
nilty parties and sue for and recover
3 far as possible the amount stolen. If
istice is not defeated by the mere techicalities
of law, convictions in many
use will be secnred and possibly a poron
of the amount recovered.
agricultural colleok*
Id the report of the Director of the
.gricultural Experiment Stition, emodied
fa that of the Regents of the
tate Unlvoraity.yoa will find convenmt
referencee to the Acta of Congress
id of tbe Sute Legislature establishing
le department In the State University
nown aathe "West Virginia Agricultnil
Experiment Station" and which is
lalnulned by funds provided by the
ederal Government. By an Act of
ongress approved Angnst 30, 1890,
lere Is fnrtuer appropriated for each
tate and Territory for tbe endowlent
of Agricultural Colleges tbe
am of {15,000 for the year 1890
q increatin* nnnual amount thereIter
until th? maximum annual approriatlon
of $'25,000 is reached. 1 The enr?
appropriation is to be used for induction
and f?oilitl?a for Instruction
xcludiog buildings aad grounds) In
itricultnre and mechanical arts and the
:!encee relating thereto, with this proir.o,
namely:
"Proriilal, That no money shall
e paid out under this act to any S e
r Territory for the anpport and malignance
of a college where a distinction
f race or color Is made In tbe admisskn
f students, but the establishment and
nd maintenance of anch college separtely
for white and colored students
ball be Held to be a compliance with the
roviaions of this act, if the funds revived
in anch State or Territory be
[jnltably divided as herein set forth." .
Rio Constitution of tbis Sute proH.at
I ..-1 1
.I.W w? ! ?? ?uu VUIUIBU |iriguDD
ball not be taught in the same echoola,"
ence unlet** the Constitalioa beamendil
the benefl'Kfl/ tbl? appropriation cunt
be Becarrd except bjr tha establiabient
of a college eeparate (or colored
Ludents.
AUSTRALIAN BALLOT BVIKM.
1 earnestly recommend the enactment
f an election law mo lolled after the
lostrallan ballot system, as simple u
legible Is its requirement*. It Is eseutial
to the perpetuity of onr form ot
overment that the law shall secure to
very legally qualill jd elector the greatst
facility to cast a free and nnttamneled
ballot. The Australian sys'imof
oting meets with almost unlv?r?al fa'or,
and In the thirteen States in which
t has been adopted, Its operatic, s have
wen prodactlveof the most sallt factory
eanlts.
1 also recommend the ensctmi nt of s
tatnte providing for severe i eoalties
igtlnat llligsl voiint: and forth* punlahnent
of oersonn who procure or assist
n proco- ng illegal votes to be cast, and
hat the importing or enterlra into a
lonipiracy to impoit, and tbeioloniilng
>1 pe-w>' atioiln f r political
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