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'^ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1891. YOLUME XL-NUMBER 1.
Scoro3 of People Covered In a Collapsed Bulldin?. i deiid m tonded to out. kail Srciies About tlio Ruins?The Jjufldiii;;* Collapse and Tuko Fire tricli Dozens of Poor Beings Entotiilfcd In the Burning Mass?Brave Work of the i'ire Department. >"kw York, Aug. 2J>.?A tcrriblo accident occurred yesterday afternoon at iu l'urk J'lace. The street was fijlf.1 with JiurryiiiL' people, wagons 4 ",1 " vn tniricli Jlllll trilCKH. A SUIUII, ntiibv, MT? cininl burst from the ground floor of >'. i>\ 7u, 7'Jand 74 J'ark J'lace, and tliou was heard a sullen roar. The roar was followed by an irruption and a mass oi brick, stone and timber was InirliMl thirty foot heaven ward. The cries of terror of men and the almost human screams of the horses mis only a small accompaniment of the terrible'secne which instantly followed. >\?t more than a second could possibly have elapsed before the front walls of y,n. i>\ 70, 72 and 71 fell crashing into tie street. The great walls slowly rolled and swelled out with an undulating motion until they gave away, and i:i a mutuant there was not a stick or a etone stahdin^' above the flrst floor. A number oi electric wires had been torn down. Fortunately, the current had been turned off from all but one, but that one lay spitefully flashing out itd deadly jluid. u ?h? tir#. dnnartment could have been on the pets tic at the time of the explosion, the terrible plicet of the lire would have been prevented. Ah it was, the lir.-t contingent of the department did dot appear until live ininutea after the explosion. Niddenly the lire burst out in darklycolored tluiues from the third, fourth and fifth stories of that part of the buildin.' on Park Place next to Greenwich street. When a full force of iirenien did at last get to work, the headway o( the lire was soon checked by their skilled endeavors. There was a cheap restaurant on the ground Hour in which it was thought there wore about twenty-live persons when the accident happenod. In tho upper portion of the building there was a large number of working people. It is not known how many people were employed in the places. As soon as tho Haines were under control, tho work of recovering the bodies was begun. After twenty minutes' work tho men taw the dead body of a man down in the heap of brick. At L':2i> o'clock, the body of a man was found. It was burned and charred ho that the features wero unrecognizable. TAKEN OUT ALIVE. After working heroically for nearly twenty iniuutos, Edward S. Mulligan raised a littlo girl in hia arms. She was alive and conscious after having been buried under the mass of brick Ecven feet deon. The girl, when found, was clashing tne hands of her dead sister Jennie, and she begged the firemen tu take her sister out of the ruins ulso. Another body, burnod fearfully, was taken from the* ruins at 2:43 p. m. A few minutes later the bodies of a little boy and girl wero found. loiter in the evening Captain O'Connor, of tho Oak street station, at his own risk, started men out to employ 100 Irishmen to assist in the work. One of the thrilling episodes was when Chief Cashman and his firemen had nearly succeeded in getting one man out. Six or seven were in sight, and if the bricks had remained as they originally fell, all might have been rescued. As it was, this one man, who had before him a new chanco for life, was forced to be abandoned. The cries of the surrounding people alarmed Cashman and his men just in time. They ran buck out oi danger and tho hanging remnant oi tho wall fell in tho placo where they wero standing. Instead ol mriiiihin.r IW .l-.-l?1 ISf? -..-1 \ ? MIVI||. Ill utlOIIUU IliU illiu IIU|'U out of the victims who wero so nearly extricated from their dangerous position. When it was 2 o'clock this morning the newspapers wont to press with the details and the story of tho searching for dead was cut off at that hour. But there cuine no abatement then in tho systematic and ceaseless work of tho firemen. Tho tugging and delving and hoisting went forward tirelessly hour ufter hour among the timbers. An electric arc lamp had been tackled to a post across the street from the ruins. Seventy-five Italians had been placed among* the ruins to assist the tiremen. All night the refuse was carried along and added, until when dawn came the pile had reached up awning high. In adoorwav within tho police lines and close by tho ruins sat a woman, a young woman who cheeks were scalded and swollen with tears. With folded arn b, one hand tightly clutching a wot handkerchief, she sat upon a chair, somo one had provided her head bent forward and her eyes constantly following tho work going on, abovo the body of a man she had loved for she was the alliancod brido of the young man Peterson, whose father owned the restaurant where many are believed to have been killed while at lunch. At :>:10 o'clock another body, that of a man about 5 feet 7 inches tall, was taken out. In tho pockets of his uuusits was lonnu two cents. At 6:25 o'clock the body of a young man apparently about nineteen years old waa found. It was clad in dark trouaora and tennis shirt. At 9:30 o'clock a halt rarne in tho work. Then other firemen gathered, each one who watched knew another crushed or burned body had been found, ond the woman fitting thero, whore she had been all night, started forward aH though sht would run to satisfy herself. Her lost liad been found, but he had no word foi her, and she was not permitted then t< see the dreadful work of tho wreckage upon him. The man they wero lifting out from among the brick" and timberi was the girl's lover, Andrew B. Peter Bon, l"J years old. Tin' complete list of tho Identified dead up to 10 p. m. is as follows: U'onard F. Cole, forty years, Brook lyri. JohnGibbs, four years, 237 Greenwich street. Sarah Ann Uoasney, six years, No Co l'ark Place. ilichael flattery, fllty-five years Eighty-ninth street and Park Avenu A. B. Peterson, twenty-two years, 8i Third avenue. __ ? Ueorge I.ow, fifteen years, 39 >V all , hout, Brooklyn. . tiustnv Ziekler, 310 WaslniiRtc street, Ilobokon. Jacob Iloiderich, 125 East Ono Hui dred and Eighth street. Otio Walser, twenty-four yoars, of ] East Eighth street. Charles Breitner, fifteen years, I! Essex street. Frank Hatch, thirty-three yoars, i\ 121 First street. i lloHitlcs tliese thcro are a number uniucnuueu oouies at uie uiorguu. There were still live bodies there t night waiting to bo identified. The opinion prevails to-night th: less than lmlf the bodies havo so fi been recovered from tho wreck and it thought that altogether not less the liftv persons were killed in the disaste: tfhere is no doubt but that a larj, number of tho persons now roportc missing will be found in an unreco ni/able state beneath that huge mass < brick and inortnr. Latkk?Late to-night two more idei tiflcations wore made as follows: Abr lmin Derscliopki, seventeen years, 141 Pelaacey street; Gustav SHcinc twenty-fix years, of No. 211 East Oi Hundred-and-eeventh street. Tb makes thirteen identified uutof these entcon bodies recovered. Four bodii arc still at the morgue unidentified. A MINE KXPI.OSIOX At the West Fairmont Co ill Shaft Kll Ooo Perion-1Tho Ventilating Appnrati Does Not Work on Numlriy nud un a Cons* quenco Cns Collected and the Opt Lamp of the Miner Ignited It* Special Ditpateh In the IuMUgcncer. Faihsiont, W. Vn., Aug. 23.?Tlioi was a frightful explosion of gas in tl West Fairmont shaft this mornir about 10 o'clock, by which tioorj Uayles, a boy about fourteen years o! wrs instantly killed and Alex KobinBC was torribly burned about bis fac head and arms. ltobinson succcedcd in finding li way out, but tho body of the boy m not recovered until about three o'eloc this afternoon, horribly burned. Dr. Itogor, county coroner, oinpanollc a Jury and examined the employes i the mine and others. Tho evident showed that tho fan which supplied!! mine with air has always stopped abot 0 o'clock on Saturday evening unlei sumo of the men were in the mine. > one being in tho mine, the fan was m being used to-day. Mr. liobinson, in his evidence, s.v that lib worked in tho shaft a fow woel ago, but that his room was very we and as he has rheumatism, he quit ar went to tho liolchwood ininos. Thin lai week Mr. Evans, the pit boss, said 1 i could have a dry room, but he won lmvo to open it, which was satisfactor. and lie promised to go to work to-mo row (Monday). Ueing in town and not thinking i danger lie and tho boy, who kne where his room was ta bo, wont in wil an open light and from some cans while tlioy were examining tho roof the room, the explosion occurred. T1 jury found that there could bo no fan attached to the owners, operators < employes of tho West Fairmont shai A Sprinting Mptch. Sprcfal Dlnpntch to the InttUlgenccr. Martisshoko, W. Va., Aug. 23.? foot raco between professional runne of IJagerstown and Winchester tot place yesterday on tho race track i this city for n purso of $2,000, and wj won by Winchester. JJintnnco, II yards; time, 10 seconds. Two thousati five hundred dollars changed hands c the contest. Mr*. Mary L. Dole Demi. SprHal Ditpalch to the Intrlllgcnccr. JlAUTixsnuna, W. Va., Aug. 23.?Mr Mary I* Dole, an aged and highly e teemed lady, died at her residence hci Saturday night, aged sixty-one. SI was the widow of Bernard Dolo, forr erly clerk of tho Borkely county court TUIKD TO Ol'R.V IT, Ilut In the Kxcltoment Forgot tho Nnmbe nml was Shot for It. Mesipiiis, Tkx.v., Aug. 23.?A band armed negroes entered the grocery sto: of Iionry Joel, four miles east of Met phis, as he was about to closo last nigh and after robbing him of all the monc ho had, $80, told him to opon the saf at the same time holding pistols to h head. Joel tried to open It, Dm in n excitement could not remember t! combination. The negroes cursed in: threatened him, but tho safe door r fused to yield. This enraged tlio rol bers, and they shot Joel twice. Tl tlrst shot passed through tho left arc entered his side and lodged in his bad Another shot was lire J ond tho ba entered Joel's loft side, making a woun which tlio doctors prononnco fatt There is no clue to tho perpetrators i tho deed. CONSCIENCE STRICKEN, i A Mnn who Helped to Hob nTrnln Flftei l Yenrn Ago Gives llnok Fort of tl | Plunder. Kansas, Citv, Mo., Aug. 23.?Travc ' ins Passenger Agent Baxter, of tho Ch cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, ye tcrday received in his mail $00 stole 1 from him at tho timo a Burlingtc train was held up and robbed by fro: tier bandits fifteen years ago. I Yesterday a poorly dressed mt walked into the Burlington office at ? i Joseph and mndo inquiry for Mr. Ba: tor. Being told that Baxter's fieaduua i tors were in Kansas City, tho man o: I plained that ho was one of tho bandi who robbed tlio train $15 yoars ago ar 1 handed tho chcck for SRO in an enveloi IavuhimI It in Unvta* 1 t then Sliappoared and lias not boon sc< r since. Hit idontlty is a mystery. Weather Forecast for To?dny. . For Western Pennsylvania, Wert Virginia, fi > quent shower* till Monday evening, contlnu > rool; northerly winds; continued cool audfi Tuesday. For Ohio, shower* till Monday afternoon; ec I tlnucd cool; northerly wind*. TrxpERATirnR sATL'RnAY. oa furnished by C. PcitKKiT, druggist, Ope House eoruer: 7 a. m. 70 I 8 p. m a. in... 7 p. m 1- m ...88 I Weather?Changcab aiJXOAY. 7 a. in fi8 I 3 p. m.......... ......... 9 a. ............ 71 I 7 p.m i L!m.. ?70 | leather?uiangtab s LAST DAY OF THE GAMP aA Very Large Attondanoe a in MoundaviUe Yesterday. is AFFECTING FAREWELL SCENES ^ The Rain Docs Not Affect tho Crow 0< 'at tho Closing Exercises of One c the Most Successful Meetings Eve Held ou tlio Popular Grounds. o Thoro was a gloriotls day at Moundf villo yesterday at the closing services c lg thecampmeetinK. The beautiful ground n have a national reputation, and the sea f. son which closed yesterday adds mud ro 1 'j 10 US KOOU 41UIJ1C* .Miliij I1GIU [HtDUU during the meetings iiom distant State of and the beauty of the grounds, thci hoalthful location and splendid watc n- will mako for them a wide advertise n- mont. of Notwithstanding tho heavy rainwhicl r, continued all Saturday nigiit, and th le threatening appearance of the weathc is yesterday, between five thousand uni V- six thousand persons spent the day 01 s the grounds. The taking of the sacrament at tin auditorium was the first service yestet day morning. About two hundred pot sous partook of it, and many interostiuj oxporiences were given afterwards. " The song sorvioes have been pooc during the wholo Borios of meetings but yesterday morning l'rof. Excell an< his choir surpassed tiiemselves. Miss Shelhauo presided at the piano, Mrs 'e I)r. Long at the organ and .Miss Bigelov 10 of Washington City, playod the violin Rev. Me'rritt Hulburd of I'iiilu * dolphin, preached the sermon. It wu full of powor, intellectual and mastorl; ,l> throughout. in AN ELOQUEN'T BERMO*. Ci Rev. Hulburd read the mornlni lesson, the second chapter of th is Epistle to the Hebrews, and selected th u following for his toxt: , "For consider Hiin that endured sucl contradiction of sinnors against him self lest ye be woariod and faint in you id mind."?Hcs XII. 3. 0( The passage quoted is at me cioso o; ,0 one of the most magnificent specimen [0 of the application of inductive philoso lt phy to theology; and its masterly logi< JS is clothed in'the sublimest rhetoric o ;0 literature. You remember that it bo }t pins with a doctrinal statement in tin first verso of the eleventh chapter ,3 "Now faith is the substance of thing !8 hoped for; the evidence of things no >t seen." Instead of buing that suhliinatec l(j and etherialized tilings which mei claim; it is tlio very substnnce?tlx le "standing under" of tilings hoped for Id the visualizing and embodying ot theun .. seen. Now ho conceives this statemon to be on its triul and summons his wit nosses to prove it, and Abol, Enoch 0[ Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Sarah am ,v Joseph aro successively called in ti I, illustrate how faith is tho foundatioi e of character; how that the earliest ship 0f buildor bolieved and built, and that 10 early Columbus believed and "wont ou u not knowing whitnor ho went." Am )r so one after another they give testi r, iiiouy its to tho practical character o faiihin changing destiny, transform; character and building up a bettei manhood; at length, ravished by the i splendor of his own conception, Ik drops tho reporter's pencil with which ho ronorts their testimony and crie: ik out: "But what shall I" now say o in Gideon anil Barak, of Jophthn and l9 Samson and David also, and Samuel X) and of tho prophets?" and as the wit id nesses multiply no has avision in whose ,n background what seems at flrst a clouc to his clearer vision appears as it Raphael's picture which represents the apotheosis of tiie Madonna: a vast hosi crowding into the court to give theli a, testimony?for tho thought in tho mind of tho writer of the "great cloud of witnesses" is not in this placo that the ro glorified ones, "who summer high in id perpetual bliss," are interested specta ii- tors of our struggles and strivings ii tho heavenly raco?though I bolievt thisistruo; but that tlioy givo testimony to tho reality and practical value of the faith. Last of all ho calls intc r" the court .lesus Christ, "the faithful and true witness," and bids us "Con of gidor Ilim." ro -Let us, then, for our encouragement ij. leaving the otliors, consider his exam pie and testimony, and, because tiini ' will not permit us to go over tho whole >y confino our study to the subjcct of Ifii 0, temptation; and for this let us take St jB Luke's narration of tho sceno. Aru ;g now let me settle a few preliminaries 10 First, I boliovo in tho reality of tin l(j temptation, and to this two things an c. essential?tho persons engaged must hi real, and the solicitations must addrosi Ie themsolves to a nature having susccnti ? bilities and appetonces to which tliej 1.' inav anoonl. The uorsons, I believe ]j wore real and I belioVo in the devil? j am /ar onongli from Boston to innkt this avowal without foar of lieacon Hil 0j ?that ho is and then appeared aa a rea person, not tiio hideous personage o poets and painters, hut a fallen epiri once the proudest, fairest created Intel ligenco. the tallest archangel nearestthi in throne?the greatest of linite creatures i<> Not omnipresent, hut who can gauge i spirit? May it not bo analogous t( thought movement, by which in an in I conceivably short space of time man i made cotemporarv with all tho ages ani 8- a denizen of all the climes, whicl in springs thhiugli tho vast and solemi ,n spaces, and stands upon the crysta pavement hard by the otornal throne' Think of' inch a being whose vas powers havo been perverted, whosi in seraphic sweetnoss has soared irit< 't- otornal discontents, and who in turt ' lias become the reverter of othe r" creatures, and yot whoso great naturi * still retains those vast powors whicl 'f made liim tho elder of the Arch angols "I 1? m'fl n /n!nf. iilnn r%( fhrtf Knim JU who comforts the othorin thotdoupora! I? struggle for supremacy over humanity >n The other being is the Lord Jem: Christ, a mysterious nature, couplln in his personality tho loftiest grandur with the lowest humiliation. Ho is tli X Son of Man; ho is man, born a hi ilt man bubo,growing a human child, b, assimmilation, nutrition, exercise in' growing mentally by education, obsei vation, and Instruction like any otho child. Let ns not give up the numar ity of Christ. Essential numanitr witl .Hi its physical infirmities and liabllitiut K hungering, wearying, dying like n mar ,0' But this is a dual nature, possessini two wills and a double consciousncs: coining to the comprehensionof the In le. man on the purt of tho divine perfect!) constantly, but to the apprehension o! , its divinity on the part of the human as we come to the knowledge of oui new nature, through consciousness at >t God is reveuled to him in the temples when ho said "Wist ye not that I must be about mv Father's business?" and then by revelation, as the spirit dci icends upon him in force like a dove ). mid witnessing, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased," nn<l , fully disclosed in him so far as it could be, in the transfiguration. And now il 'f is the human which is to bo tempted, r and the human alone, nnd tho ancienl sceno is renewed. The struggle iH real, and apppKns, though the thought bo il linvn In.on tmnftnauflll fintl till h lecond A tin in have pono down like , the first, leaving the Dlvino to forsake a world in which Satan was conqueror. 8 IaH us now study this awful conllict a little in detail. I have alluded to the I, parallel between the first temptation , addressed to the first pair, and this to the second Adam, and I note a contrast: s tho first is to a pair in a garden; and r whatever it may mean it certainly inr eludes the idea of abundant provision, i- with celestial companionship and every delight; the second is a dosert, and the i diabolically timed assault is upon a e lonely?"so lonely 'twas that even God r scarco seemed there to be"?a lonely i suffering famished man, and the temptal tion is addressed to the weakest part ol the nature, tho physical, "command a tlmt these stones be made breael." Now, - if circumstances can fortifv a human - boirig so that he cannot fall, the first j pair are so fortified; but they fell; on the other hand, if circumstances can make 1 temptation irresistible, he is so situated; , but ne resists it, saving, "It is written 1 man shall not live by bread alone, but i by every word that proceedoth out of . tho month of God." Now, I do not bo; lieve that this temptation was purely . personal, but got its power because - there swept before Ilim tho view of ull s tno toil and suffering, toiling, moiling f millions of earth, and a suggestion that ho not only relieve His own hunger, DUt reverse me ancient urn tutit uy wit sweat of bin fuce should man eat 2 broad, and make again tho earth give 1 forth spontaneously bread to tho eater, e This resisted the enemy does not retire, but changes his point of attack to an> other department of his trichotomy - which we call man, and assaults the r realm of the moral. Tho Devil taketh him into an exceeding high mountain E and showeth him all the kingdoms ol B the world and tho glory ot them; and - saith unto Him all these will X giro : thee if thou wilt fall down and worship f mo. Now to this tho objections arc - raised: Ono. that tbero could be no 3 such mountain from whioh the world : could bo viewed, and the other that tho s devil was promising what he know he t could not render; but tho misapprohen1 sion is of the nature of tho offer; it is i not tho natural world, on that God 9 litis the maker's claim and no utom i of matter from the wind swept mole on a summer's sunbeam to tho mightiest t planet that circles in tho univereo has ever revolted. But tho oiler Is tho , Kingdoms of the World. Its organized 1 governments as they existed and us ) thevwero all represontativelv present i in.ludeu. In the realm of philosophy, i tiroeco roigned, its arts, its learning, its ' language ana iifceruiuru ruieu mu t world's thought. To whom did this 1 kingdom yield itself? That Sntan reigned is "evidont to nil familiar with I its art or literature until it is an argu; inont against co-education in colleges r that the purest pages of its classical i poetry and philosophy cannot bo read > by sexes in class together and maiden i modesty bo respected. The next I kingdom was that of forco of which f the lionian was the representative, and I what Koino was wo know partly from , the first chapter of Paul's letter, which - I ventnro to say, few men would read i in public. Tho third and last was tho 1 Ecclesiastical realm resplendent by i Judaism, and to these Christ said, "Yo i are of your father tho devil." t Now that Satiui could makethesothreo ' servo whoin ho would, and by. this coin . promiso show Christ the way to a bloodless conquest of tho world, instead of i the path of humiliation, which led into i the agony of (jethsomuno and to that - cross at tno top of tho hill. But He ani swered, "It is written thou shalt wor> shin tlio Lord thy God, arid Him only shalt thou servo." But my brethren, tho temptation which failed with our i Lord, has often been renewed upon his professed followers, and Satan rules in - many of tho policies and politics of tho world; and if tho church will compro, mise for power by worshipping at tho - shrine of its pomp and worldliness or ) compromise with its wiekenness by , silence if not connivance in those evils s that grieve God and dishonor man, it . can hold the favor of Satan's kingdom, 1 and the Master's oxampie of rcsistanco . has not always been followed. Tho ) third and last assault upon the religious ) nature, that sky-likedomo which rounds ) into tho very presence chamber I of God into which a man goes when tho - crisis of worship is upon him. Again, r tho devil takuth him and settoth him , on a pinnacle of tho templo, and saith I cast thyself down from bonco, lor it is > written, "Ho shall give His angels 1 charge over thetn, lest at any time thou 1 dash thysolf against a stone." And in f this the devil lied as usual, even in t quoting scripture, for ho loft out the os sential passage, "In all thy ways"?and 3 which is tho promise of providential . protection to that man who is in tho i appoited ways of duty, and ho walks in J safety, whether he tread tho fiery fur nace'or stands in tho lions' den. But u nmn?af!nn fn tlm uorrnrslnn of 1 tho religious nature, which failed when i Christ said: "It is written thou shalt i not tompt tho Lord thy God," has been 1 often and successfully plied in tho ? world when falso religions Jmvo drawn t after them myriads of men, and funati0 clBins have voxed tho Church of God. > In conclusion, I wish to call attention t to tha encouragements of this study, r 1st. It demonstrates the resistibility of 9 temptation?of all temptation. The 1 nature in which Christ resisted these, , was our nuture; and tho means by ? which Ho rosistod them are in out o hands?tho sword of the Spirit which if . tho word of God. s Theso temptations wcro ropresentag ttve and included all tha temptabU e paths of our nature. Thoy were oxo haiistivo?tho muster-roll of lioll was i- called on that Hold, and its myriad darts y wore pointed at llis dovotcd breast >, We knew now all that satan can do, foi - hell touched high wator mark there r and then. And all of this supplies i- each human being with three assur ti ances of infinite comfort, namely, com i, pony, sympathy and succor. i. How litter tho desolation of loue j liness, and fiercer than the temptationi I, assaulting men through socioty aru the i- battles wagod in the solitary arena o! one's owu consciousness. And ii a mar [ telt that he was pushed out beyond tho , trodden paths ofliuman exporience,that there was no sorrow like unto his sori row, or no temptations such as he was suffering he might well despair. To be t without companionship, to have no ear I, into which to breathe the story of one's sorrow would be unendurable. You roi member the story which earliest caught I and longest held your youthful attenI tion; the story of Robinson Crusoe on his lonely isle, when for want of other i companionship he vraa fain to niHKo , companions 01 the brutes. You remera, ber one day as no paced the sands, perhaps, straining his eyes as if inhopo ; to catchsif;hto( a delivering sail,that his i attention is arrestod,and he stands with i uplifted hands gazing upon tho sand, i Avhnt is it that ho sees? It is human foot print; but his fresh thrill of joy is followed by the reflection that this is i tho foot print of a stranger and may bo that of an enomy; but 0, my brother! i as you paco the sands of life's unresting sea look down in your fancied loneliness and whenever you may bo in tho troubles and sorrows of life you shall seo a foot print human from heel to,too; "and ho goeth a littlo farther." Deeper i than tho saddest and most tried of his followers, he haseutorcred tho i awful Bhadows of sorrow and pain, and lie is with us. But again this is tho foot print of an elder brother who can sympathize with us in all of our troubles. "For we have not an high priest which cannot bo touched with a feeling of our infirmities, but was , tempted in all points liko as we are." Onco more: There is strength in companionship, there is solaco in hu '1.... !...? if I i). limit,i. JU1UI ovwij'umj I uut IV tHKi no ......... -tions; our friends may help us, cheer us, sympathize) with us, but they cannot save us; our sins and passions, which traitor to us, are entrenched within the very citadel, what of them? I look at this footprint again, and lol it in blood streaked, and in tho crimson lines I road, "The blood of Jesus Christ, His .Son, shall cleanse you from all sin." Take heart, mjr brothor, you may be fallen vcrv low in sin, you may bo straining with sorpent-liko temptations which like the fabled Laocoon, threaten to destroy you, and friends jnay irivo you over, but look to Him, and however lost you may be, He will snatch you from the burning gates of i ruin. Ho will help you and through tho struggle listen: You shall hear his voice calling through the d.t-kuess and saying: "tight and I'll help thee, conquer and I'll crown thee." Children's meeting was held in the Temple at 1:30 o'clock. Here tho services wero more interesting than at any former meeting. AVhen tho services closed the children formed in liue by twos and led by Rev. Messrs. Hoswell, Brodhead and Reid, marched to the audttorim, singing "Marching to Zion.1' At tho auditorim they took their place on the platform and sang a number of songs, Rev. Uarhart Reid leading. Tho largu building was crowded to over-' , flowing. Rev. Mr. Roid addressed the children, and while singing "I will meot you in the city of tho J?ew Jerusalem," I the audience joining the children in tho chorus, the children were dismissed, and passed from the platform in goatr order, each one shaking the hand of the ministers, who stood by as they passed along. The afternoon song servico by tho chorus of singers, led by Prof. Lxcell, held tho uudienco with unabated interest. Mrs. Dr. Lone presided at tho organ and Jliss Shellhaso at tho piano. Mrs. Harry Travis sang a solo, "lead Mo Gently Home," the choir joining in tho chorus. liov. .Mr. Battello announced the death of Mr. Chester D. Hubbard, of Wheeling, and paid a high tribute to hischaracter. In his death, said Mr. Battelle, tho church had lost a valtiablo member, the world a christian gentleman, and he a warm friend. A murmur of surprise was hoard when Mr. Hubbard's aeath was announced. Mr. J. A. Ewing stated that tho Kov. Messrs. Swindell, Gordon, Keid, Boswoll and Brodhead would bo invited to return again next year to conduct the meetings, and asKed those in tho audience who desired their return to rise. A goodly number stood up. Ho said they also desired I'rof. Kxccll to conduct tho singing next season, and called upon those who wished him to como back, to rise to thoir feet. Almost the ontiro audience stood up. The great auditorium was crowded at tho afternoon mooting. Every seat was taken, and many stood around on the outsiao. After the conclusion of tho none servico. Kov. Mr. Brodhead led in prayer, and Prof. Excoll sang another solo, the choir and audience joining in tho chorus. Rev. Dr. Swindolls preached theaftornoon sorinon, which was also a strong discourse. At 0 :S0 o'clock the last young peoplo's meeting was held in the temple. Every available space was taken up and many stood around on the outside. Revs. Boswell and Broadhead had chargo of the meeting and talked feelingly of the parting. Immediately preceding tho evening sermon at tho auditorium, the usual song servico was hold. Tho people gathered early to enjoy tho singing and were well repaid. Tho young peoplo enmo marching in fromtl'ielr meeting at the temple. Thcv were led by Rev. Messrs. Boswell am'J Brodhead, and sang "Marching to Zlon" as they proceoded. When tho head of the column ronched tho altar in the auditorium, they sang tho doxology, and were dismissed with a benediction by Rev. Mr. Boswoll. Prof. Excoil and Mrs. D. T. Williams, Jliss Sellnrs and Mr. J. B. Alexandor sang a quartotto, "I wonder if there is room tiiero for me." Rev. Garbert Reld led in prayer, and Prof. Excell sang a solo, *' 'Tis dividing tho world." Rov. Dr. Norcross, of Pittsburgh, delivered tho evening discourse, taking his text from "Cor. J.I chapter, 6th verse?Examino youroolves, whether you bo in tho faith: prove yourself." Mr. Korcross preached a persuasive sermon, and was closely listened to by the i mirlinnftV The auditorium was filled to overflowing again at night. The rain hold oil' all Jay but about 7:30 o'clock a steady down (all sot In. With tho evening services closed ono of the inoHt successful cainp uiectings ever held on these popular grounds. Saturday afternoon Hev. G. W.Grimes, of tho .Sltupson M. K. church, at Monndsvillo.gavo tho visiting ministers an outing. Thov were driven out on Hurley's lilll, from where they had a splendid view of Moundsvillo and tho country round nbout. Ihey were well pleased with tho mngnillcent scenery that met their view and some of them [ declared that they hud fallen in love i with the place. THE CAMPAIGN OPENED. Major William McKInley Makes a Bold Btart In Ohio. TIN PLATE POLICY, RECIPROCITY And Honest Money- Aro tbo Things the Mj\Jor Proposes us the Platform Upon "Which He Stands and Expects to Win?Ho is Agressivo from Start to Finish, and Does Not Shirk a Single Point at I??ae?Ho Touches Up Governor Campbell's Figures., Explains tho New Tariff and Raps the Weak Spot in the Democracy's Silver Position?A Grand Meeting. "TfiLES, Ohio, Aug. 23.?Major McKin-' ley got a sub stantial boom hero yesterday that gladdenod his heart and made him ieel that tho poople of his native town hud not forgotten tlieir son. The country at largo may wipo out every traco and vestige of JIcKuileyiam as exemplified in his tariff bill, but tho friends of his boyhood will never desert him. Tho Republican campaign in Ohio was inaugurated with a great speech and a mighty outpouring ol people. Fully 25,000 flocked into this placo from all the towns within a radius of fifty miles. They came wearing IfcKinley badges, and some were dressod in fantastic costumes that helped to enliven the occasion and break tho monotony ia the parade. The best of it is that tho major portion of the crowd wore voters ?'? -.--11 ???? Killing in Vnvomhnr 1Y1IU mil tunv tuuu utunvw -.v- . ? lor the upostle of protection. The people of this Gibraltar of the tariff and the Republican party have a reputation for intelligence and calmness. They always vote the right way, bnt thoy aro not in the habit of falling on the necks of public candidates. It used to bo said that Tom Corwin was the only man that could make thijui laugh or olicit a cheer. The fiery Foraker when he first spoke in this section felt that soine Arctic blast had chilled his blood. There was no applauso, no howling, and his most telling sentences did not oven produco a ripple. Not so with McKinley yesterday. Ho wan one of them, born among them, and if he couldn't stir theso distant, intel- H lectnal people, thon surely tho times wero out of joint. Like tho mothor who welcomes her long lost son- tho citizcns woro glad to seo him. Partv lines were thrown to the winds and tlio venerable Dr. Caspor, a simon-pure Democrat, sot the example of hospitality when he shook hands with tho major when the parade passed his house. It was McKinley'B day, and it was n succession of ovations. If tho result this fall doponded on the voto of tho Western Hesorvo, no furtherspoeches would bo needed. Republican succcbb would bo suro. The speech is a solid array of facta and figures, devoid of confusing frilla and useless verbiage, and stands as a complete exposition of the policy of the Republican party to-day. Aftor referring to tho Importance of tho Ohio cam nnAi,A ;n na PHljrn, -UUJUr 111iU_t B|JUhV iu Jim II IH follows: THE SPElICn IN TABT. The Democratic platform declares for tho freo and unlimited coinage of Bilver of the world, to bo coined, as freoly as gold is now, upon tho samo terms and under existing ratio. The platform of the Republican party stands in opposition to anything snort of a full and complete dollar, and approves of the legalism of the last Congress, touching silver, which legislation enjoins tho monthly purchase of silver up to 4,500,000 ounces?an amount fully equal if not ih excess of the untiro silvor product of tho United States. That legislation is a mighty bulwark for the protection of silver. It has proserved and enlarged its monetary uses upon n safe basis, and has provided that the silver dollar shall bo kept as good as tho best dollar of our coinugo, always equal in legal-tender quality and debtpaving power. The legislation of the last Congress is the strongest evidence which can bo furnished of the ourposo 01 llio uepunlican party to maintain silver as money, and of its resolution to keep it, and tho whole of it, in uso as a part of our circulating medium equal with gold. Tho law which tho Republican party put upon the statuto book declares tho settled policy of tho Government "to maintain the'two metals upon a parity with each other upon tho present legal ratio, or such ratio as may be provided by law." Under tho law prior to that of last year only 2,000,000 silver dollars wore coined monthly and nut into cirdilation, which sum absorbed less than .one-half of tho Hilver product of tho United States. Although $1,000,000 of silver coinage wero authorized by tho laws of Ctngross, neither tho Republican nor Democratic administrations exceeded S2,000,000 of coinage monthly. The position of leading Republicans upon this question is so well known that I ncSd not pauso to quoto from them. Let me call your attention to what tho leaders of tho Democratic party, who are chief in its counsels, say. No one has snoken with greater ability on tlio Democratic side than the exPresident of the Unitod States, Hon. Grover Cleveland. His lottor writton but a few months ago, taken In connection with his former utterances upon this subject, show that nothing could be moro disastrous, in his judgment, to the business intorosU of tho country, and to tho best welfare of all the people, than the frco and unlimited coinago ol silver. 1IAHTKK CALLS IT SUICIDE. Michael D. Hurler, tlio now Democratic Congressman from the Mansfield district, and a representative man In his uarty, is accredited with saying: "If we are unfortunate and unwise enough to make silver a party question and favor the coinngo of 75 ccnts' worth of silver into a legal tender silver dollar (the' profit going to the owner of tlio silver as It doos under free coinage), I bolieve we will lose New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and that It will prevent lis carrying Massachusetts, New Hampshire and six or eight other now doubtful States, all of which we can carry if wo nominate a great party leader anil stcor clear of this free silvor craie. The adoption of this wild idea I will not bring into the Democratic col