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AITflTTRT W _ WHEELING, W. TA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. VOLUME XIII KDMBERK^
DARING BANDITS
Hold Up a Lake Shore Bzpress
Train at Kesaler, Indiana.
ONE OF THE BOLDEST ON RECORD.
Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars
In Money and Bullion
?t>AtfAMT ta riBT/r nrru ornnnrn
IHUUlittl iu hhvc. dtch otoimtu
In Addition to a Large Number of
Valuable Papers.
11 DYNAMITE ACCOMPANIMENT.
Tho Train Stopped, tho Eoglnoor
Shot, the Cor Blown Open With
Dynamite, Wbiio Men Armed With
Winchesters Stand Guard?Passengers
and Trainmen Covered With
Rifles While the Worlc ot Plnnder
' Goes On?The Bobber* Escape, Bat
Posses After Them?Stories of People
on the Train?One ot the Most
Thrilling Affairs of tho Kind in
History?Various Reports Regarding
tho Amount Stolen.
Kendall villi, Inc., Sept. 12.?A party
of robbers numbering, according to
various accounts, anywhere from five
to twenty have increased the actual circulation
of onrrancv bv- an amount os
ti mated at anywhere between $160,000
and $300,000. Thg, money waa 6btaiued
early thia morning from the Atlantic
expreaa on the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern raiiroiid, after the expreia car
had boen ahattered with dynamite,
the tafe shivered with
the same deadly explosive and
Engineer Knapp, of tbo expreaa train,
had gone down with one bullet in bia
shoulder and one through hia aide.
Tho robbery was one of the boldest,
and, according to all who will give information
upon the subject, it was aa
well one of the moit successful ever
committed east of the Mississippi river.
The officials of the United States Express
company claim that their loss was
under $20,000, but they give no figures,
and will give none. The statement that
the robbera have aocured $300,000 ia
based upon a report that one of the
Chicago banks had shipped $260,000 in
currency to one of its New York correspondents.
Thia sum ia said to be riding
around with the men who took it
irom the broken express car.
A rtAUSIBLB THEORY.
It is a well known fact that the train
which the robbera despoiled early this
.morning at tho lonely hamlet of Sealer.
Indiana. freauentlv carries as mnch
na $500,000 in currency at one time. If
the robbers secured only $15,000, as the
expreaa officials claim, they will bare a
hard luck storyto toll oach other when
tlioy divide.
The railroad detectives and the local
police force claim that the work was
done by men unexperienced and new to
the business, but on the face of the returns
the figures show that they knew
what tbey wanted, watted no time or
energy in soing for it, and they have
(;ot what they went after. Their plan
of oporation was carefully considered
and boldly and systematically executed.
They were all mounted, as the tracks of
horses near the scene of the robbery
showed.
l'ho Auocialei Preu correspondent today
saw places where ttioy.had levelled
the fences between the tracks on the
road over which they took their h&ity
departure. Everything had beta carefully
prepared as possible.
THE ENGINEER SHOT.
The robbers first turned a switch on
the side track at Eesler, knowing that
the rod light thus shown would canae
the engineer to stop. The calculation
was well made. Engineer Knapp saw
the danger signal and applied his brakes.
The next instant he was covered Dy
a revolver and told to throw
up his hands, while half a dozen
men climbed Into tbe cab to emphasize
the order. Knapp instead made an attempt
to start bis engine forward, but
the next minute fell with bullet
wounds, one in tbe shoulder and one in
the left side. He was subsequently
taken to his home in Elkhart and may
not recovv. This was the only opposition
to the robbers, who numbered, according
to the majority of the stories "
told, about twelve or fifteen.
Leaving two men in charge of the
engine, they went direct to the express
csr and with a dynamite cartridge attempted
to shatter the door. The first
offorriailed, but a second was more successful
and the robbers rushed in on H.
M. Wlost and Byron 8. Hamblln, the
expross messenger and assistant, who,
on looking Into the mnzzles of a rifle
and half a dozen revolvers, obeyed the
order to "throw up your hands.
One of the robbers with a heavy
sledge knocked tho knob off the express
safe, while another produced s
drill and In a few moments had
a hole through the strong box, into
which a1 dynamite cartridge was inserted.
These were exploded without
apparent result, as was another and another,
but as a fifth was fired the door
gave way and the robbers seized the
contents, and running toward a little
troVe where their horses were
''oncealed, they fired ji vollev
into tbe air to Intimidate possible
pursuers, and rodo away into
the night with their booty. The conductor
of the train and his crew kept
very qnlot and the passengers were not
Manned until tbe affair was about over,
when there was a great scramble to
'ecret watches, poeketbooks and other
valuables. In a short tlmo the train
moved on.
Express Messenger Welst went on to
Cleveland while Hamblln went back to
Chicago to report Supt. Alonso Wygant
came to the scene of the robbery
nnd took charge of the socret servico of
he company, which was centralized
h?re.
XXKW TOUR BUSINESS.
Anqther report ssys: Tho train which
was robbed is the heaviest express
train on the road and frequently carries
? half million dollars in curreney and
bullion. Tbli fuct must have been
known to the robberi, as they were
prepared in every wayfto make a big
haul. When the train itop pod Express
Messenger M". W. Welit thought the
train bad reached Kendallvilie and
threw open the lonth door to onload
and take off express matter, but seeing
that it waa the aiding he approbondod
danger and alammed it shut, but almost
at the aame inatant there waa a loud
report and the north door of the car
flew off Its binges by the explosion of
the dynamite cartridge. Messenger
Weist and hia helper, named Humblin
were covered with Winchesters and
ordered to open the small safe, which
he did. In the meantime ten masked
man <11 armed, had entered the car,
three .of whom went to work boring
holei lor dynamite cartridges in the
large safe in which all the three
through shipments of bullion and
money was kept. Thla work waa
accomplished in a professional
manner and speedily. In a few momenta
the leader reeked oat an oath
and told the men to look out. This
waa followed by the explosion of
the cartridge and the large safe
door fell to the floor, opening
up a large amount* of money and
bullion which they proceeded to load
themselves with, together with that
found in the small ia(o which waa taken
on at local stations aad amounted to
several thousand dollars. No attempt
was made to open the Inner vault to the
large safe, where the bulk of the currency
was kept and in their haste to
depart they left two bars of gild on the
floor of car. I
now the; car looked.
ProU? Well Blown to Piece*?Detective
Byrne Loaves for the Boone.
EorrALo, N. Y., Sept. 12.?Col. John
Byrne, of thia city, who is superintendent
of detectives of the United States
?xnress company, left to-night for the
scene of the robbery. Officials of the
company here declare it may be days
before the extent of the robbery is
known and be $50,000, or it may
ue f?tw,uw. xx vuo ruuuera vatuou uu
the bags it ia probable they carried off
the way bills also. Most all of the express
men on this ran belong here.
Ihe messenger of the looted car was
M. M. Welsi, of No. 165 Gleawood avenue.
A telegram came this afternoon
requesting that bis wife be notified
that he is all right
The robbed express car reached liere
early this evening. From the exterior
it does not seem to have been roughly
bandied, bnt an interior view gives a
different impression. It is pretty well
torn to pieces. The safe which was
blown open stands a little to one side
of tho door through which the robbers
forced an entrance. Its door is off; its
interior is barren. The door was torn
from its hinges and blown into seven
pieces. The car shows no marks of
bullets either inBide of outside. Six
blocks of silver bullion which were in
the car were not touched, neither were
the small portable sates in. which the.,
smaller sums of money were carried.
WHAT THE CONDUCTORS BAY,
How the Train Wns Held Up?Tho Expert- :
encos of tho Passengers.
Toledo, Ohio, Bept 12.?The conductors
who were passengers on the robbed
train live in Chicago. They are Conductor
C. H. Covert and Conductor W.
A. Brown. Covert got on at Elkhart.
He runs on special trains. He said:
"Brown and I bad turned in tbe
ileeper, and had fixed the seats together
for a nap. Abont 12 o'clock
one of my brakemen woke me and laid
wewerebeihg held up. We'wont forward
to the baggage car. It was filled
with trainmen and passengers. They
were taking turns peeping through the
door into tbe darkess. Every few
minutes a shot was fired in tbe direction
of the opening by.the guards outside.
No one could do anything.
"The baggage car was noxt to tbe oppress
car, which was in charge of the
robbers. They had blown the bottom
out of tho car with dynamite, completely
stunning the two express messengers.
Then they covered them with revolvers
and rifled the safe. No one
could toll how much they got Three
men were in the express car, and I
should judge there were in all between
five and ten men holding up tbe train.
Tho stop was made in a lonely part of
the county, in a cut west of Kendallvillo.
Tho robbers throw the switch
open in front of the engine. James
Kunpp, the engineer, was shot through
the right shoulder by one of them.
"There must have been 300 people on
tbe train," concluded Mr. Covert ."A
great many of them get off here. There
was considerable excitement; women
were awake and frightened half to
death. One of them fainted. The
train was unmolested with the exception
of the express car. We were held
up just one hour."
THE CHICAGO POLIOS
Promptly Notified and on tbe Look Opt
lor til* Robbers.
Chicago, Sept 12.?It was . 3:30 this
morning when the special officer at the
Lake Shore depot rushed into the
Harbison street station and told the
lieutenant in charge that No. 14 had
been held up and robbed while rolling
over tho Indiana marshes. Lieutenant
Shepard at once sept half a dozen officers
'to intercept the bandits, if they .
came toward Chicago. They were given
orders to go to South Chicago ana wait
there till day break. The sheriff of the
county in which the train was held up
telegrsphed Sheriff Gilbert, of Coolc
county, to bo on tho look out for the
robbers, as they were coming this way.
The express car robbed was one used
by the United States Express Company,
and is supposed to have contained a
large sum of money.
At 4 o'clock this morning, on the announcement
that the train had been
robbed, one of the Lake Shore officials
hastened to the home of Manager Wygant,
who started at once for the train
dispatcher's office, where a special train
was being made up for the officials of
the road.
It is reported here that the robbery
amounts to noarly $300,000, including a
shipment of $260,000 from a Chicago to
a New York bank. The crime is thought
to have been the work of a gang of
tramps. In the express car which wai
robbed was the body of Mrs. Hallock,
of Moriches, Long Island, who committed
sulcids in in the Gsult Home,
Chicago, after deserting her husband
and in turn being desorted by her paramour.
as iimoaio spot.
Speaking of the train robbery .thil
afternoon, Mr. Barton, of the India^- :
apolig Smitiul, laid: "Beginning witl
1867 and extending to about 1872, Ken
dallville and the adjoining country ti
the nortbeoit wai the headquarter* o
one of the moit deiperate gangs o
train robber*, thieves and alJ.ronndea
throat* that ever infested the weit. It
the earl; seventies they followed a trail
robbery at plght by a raid on the Ken
dallville bank. The authorities in thai
and the'adjoinlng coantiei were thei
(or the first time m the biitory of tb<
gtag forced to theneoMfity of breaking
it an, although the gang had a strong
political pulL BherlS William Flam
ing, of Ellis connty, afterward) state
treasurer, headod the movement Tbi
poise of men were formed and a tbor
ough and systematical man hont be
gau and it continued without cessation
for some three months. About twentj
of the leaders, among them the notor
iotia Bed Leary, were captured and sent
to the penitentiary. Leary died al
Michigan City prison flva years ago.
Darin? the hiint a sanmber of the
possemon and aometAg like a dozen
of the bandits were killiCand many ol
the farmers who participated in the
bant carry the ballets of the robben
yet as reminders of the experience."
tub amount secured.
The officials of the United States Express
Company were all day extremel]
reticent oonoernlng the amoant secured
by the robbers at Kendallville. Gen
eral Manager 0. M. Crosby, of the ex'
press company, has made the following
statement:
"I hare been looking over the booki
and receiving dispatches ail day and J
can say now that the loss is going tc
tnrn out very small indeed. I nave not
received fall particulars and will not
until I hear from Messonger Weist,who
continued on his run to Buffalo, which
is tha terminus of his route. I have
approximated the Ion within a few
dollars, however."
"What will the loss amount to? As
much as $20,000?"
"Oh, no, not anywhere near that
amount. It will go way below that
figure, though the exact amount I cannot
make public. Our policy 'is never
to give out the exact amount of robberies."
"Are robbers compelled to read the
newspapers to learn liow much they
have stolen?"
"Of course not," said Mr. Crosby,
"bat those fellows did not get a great
deal. They secured mostly papers; entirely
worthless to them. They overlooked
$15,000 worth of gold bullion. I
snppote they thought they were carrying
away national bank notes. In the
safe they blew open was a sealed bag fall
of packages done ap in aboat tbe size
and shape of packages of bank notes.
These packages were marked $1,000,
$2,000, and so on. These figures indicated
the value the packages were listed
at, bat practically they were of no more
value than the paper they contained.
Their contents consisted of settlements
with agents, receipts for money,.legal
papers,- etc., which can all be daplientcd
tlm& hhi^r nm] m
tie money which the robbers - secured.
I hear the story is afloat that the comSnny
lost $275,000 or $300,000. - The fact
that there was not one-tenth of that
amount on the whole train." ,
other stories.
Other stories were afloat, however,
and tbe robbery was said to have
amounted to as much at $300,000. This
Btatement was baaed on an allegation
that some bank in Chicago had shipped
toils New York correspondents $260,000.
Nothing can be learned in Chicago, however,
that will bear oat the story.
STORIES OP PASSENGERS.
How They Acted During the Hold Dps
Bfeiienger Wetcfi Experience.
Cleveland, O., Sept 12.?When the
New York and Boston express on the
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Rail?
_ i.?IK- ...? nt fl.nK n
WU/jUUD UClOUuui tug nuu? ut wiw^m
m., pulled into the union depot this
morning two hours late, the passengers
bad wonderful tales to tell of the
robbery, which occurred at 1 o'clock
this morning at Kesler, Indiana. Ihe
New York and Boston express Is the favorite
evening train out of Chicago and
it is always loaded with passengers for
Cleveland and Northern Ohio cities and
towns.
When it left Chicago last evening it
carried about 800 rfersons.
While the robbery was in progress
the few passengers who had been
awakened by the explosion were warned
not to leave the cars and rifles were discharged
in the atr at intervals to emphasise
the warning. No attempt was
make to go through the train, but it required
the combined efforts of the crew
to quiet the nerves of the timid passengers.
Several ladle* became hysterical
and screamed loudly when they heard
the exploding fire-arms.
Asa Mclntyre, the rear brakeman,
managed to get away from the train
and ran back along the track without a
lantern-to place torpedoes on the rails.
He then made bis way to the telegraph
office at Kessler. from which place tne
train following the express w unnotified
of the robbery and word was sent to
the officials of the road.
Ihe charge of dynamite which was
exploded in the express car shattered
the door and tore a big hole in the
floor.
The officials of the United Statds Express
Company in this city are unable
to give the exact amount of money
stolen, but they say it is less than $30,000.
Milton M. Went, the express messenger,
tells an interesting story. He says:
"The first I knew ot the attack was
after the train had stopped, when I
heard two shots on * the outside
fired in rapid succession.
A moment' later the car was
almost lifted from the track
by a terrific exploiion, and at the same
time Hamblln, my assistant, and myself
were knocked violently to the floor.
I was stunned for a moment and could
carcely realise what bad occurred.
When I regained my senses I found myself
under a heap of baggage and ahatered
woodwork, and three men wearing
masks stood close by, one having a
a Winchester aimed at ray head. One
of the men spoke, tolling us not to
move or they would blow the brains
out of us. W<h4n the ssfe wai bursted
open the robbers at once began rifling
it of its contents, and carrying the packages
of money to the door, where be
handed it out to hia pals."
Weist declined to give any information
as to the amount taken by the
robbers, saying he would leave that for
the company to do.
"I know that the cussei took all they
could get anyhow," said he. "And
when titty got it they fled. It wai an
i awful experience. I can scarcely de.
scribe it Jtut imagine yourself
> crowded into a corner by two blood(
thiraty rofflam armed with gam, both
} aimed at your head.
I "We did not know bat tbo King out,
tide waa murdering everybody on the
, train. At it waa, I understand a nam.
bar of trainman narrowly .eacaped.belng
, shot. I do not want another experii
once of the kind in mine."
) Weiit wai taken to the company's'
, offlcetjMnake a report on the matter.
. Little ia known hore of the attempt!
1 to capture the robbers. It is believed
j that the sang went across the country
, toward Albion, the county seatof Noble
AAnntv. whinh ia on the Baltimore &
. Ohio railroad, a few miles south ot
i Kendailvilie.
A dispatch from Albion this after.
noon announced that the robbers had
t been surrounded near Waterloo, a vil>
lago near that place, and that the;
, would be captured. A special from
i Waterloo, however, says that there ii
nothing in the story.
A Search for the Highwaymen,
j IsDiANAPOue, Lvd., Sept. 12.?The officials
of the United States Express
company have requested Governor
, Uatthewa to offer a reward' for the
rl capture of the robbers who held up the
I*ke Shore and Miohigan Southern
1 train at Eessler, Ind., this morning.
Gov. Matthews will instraot the sheriff
' of Noble county to organise a noase and
search for tbe robbers. A special from
Waterloo, Ind., to the Newt says that
I the robbers secured $100,000 and Ex'
press Messenger Weist was rendered
> totally deaf by the explosion of dvnai
mite which the robbers exploded to
open the car.
i -j- ?
PANIO AMONG LUNATICS.
A Fire In a Stable Oaiuei Great Excitement
at Klrkbrlde.
Philadelphia, Sept 12.?With hundreds
of lunatics pressing their faces
1 against the barred windows of theircells
and shrieking, some of themSrith a maniac's
delight and others in terror, the
stables adjoining " the Pennsylvania
asylum for the insane, "Kirkbrlde," in
1 this city, were burned shortly before
noon to-day. The scene was a weird
one.
A large force had to be summoned to
assist in controlling theinsane patients,
many of whom had to be removed from
their own to other wards in the asylum,
so great was the excitement' Thanamea
originated in the stables on the westB
J
em side or tne main duuuiuk ?uu
spread rapidly to the main, an electrl1
cal building.
A/tor a desperate struggle on tbe
part of the firemen the blaze was confined
to thow structures. The losi will
not exceed $2,000.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
Tbe Supreme I^xlfe in Senlon at India*
napolU. ^
jwtf^^apni.m. Lvd., Sept 12.?The
Supreme Lodge Knights and Ladies of
Honor convened in Lorraine Hall, thfi
city, to-day and will continue lor a
week in biennial session.
To-day'a aeaaion waa consumed in
reading the reports of the various su- '
?reme officers. Supreme Protector JU
Z Lockhard, of Bradford, Pa., in his
report showed that during tbe past two
years 176 lodges had been instituted and
20,480 members initiated. $2,024,69&80
waa expended in 1,620 benefits. The
supreme protector said to reduce tbe.
death rate tbe.order should solicit additional
memberships in portions of the
country.where rates are tbe lowest.
The report also recommended some
changes in the law governing grand
lodges, one being that 1,000 members
should compoiu.a grand lodge in a state
instead of 600 as at present
MIIOHEIiL COMING.
H? Says He Bfeank Builnen and Want* a
, * Fnlr Fliht.
London, Sept. 12.?A complimentary
benefit was given to Charles Mitchell in
St. Jamea Hall, latt night Pony Moore,
the father-in-law of the pugilist, presided
at the festivities, and pugilistic
lights present included Jack McAuliflf,
Frank Slavin and other leading sports.
Mitchell spoke in reply to his fatherin-law's
praises that at Oorbett was as 1
sincere as ho was he certainly would
fight MitoBell said" the fact that he
was going to America was proof that
ho meant business, and thai if Gorbett
would not fight, lit would not
bo his (Mitchell's) fault. If a good
referee was appointed and the American
people were the judges Mitchell
was sure he would get a fair show.
Mitchell leaves Easton station at 10:50
in the .'morning ou his way to the
United States.
The Cholera Record.
London, Sept 12?Two new cases and
one death from, cholera were reported
in Amsterdam to-day.' Six cases were
reported in the country.
Two suspicious cases were discovered
in Berlin to-day.
There were two deaths irom cholera
In Borne to-day and several new cases
were reported.
At St Petersburg eighty-one new
cases and tbirty-ono deaths were reported
between September 8 and 10,
. and at Moscow seventy-five new cases
and thirty-five deaths between September
4 and 8.
Sophia was Rrfoied.
London, Sept 12.?Sophie Watson,
the woman who made an application
last week to a magistrate for a warrant
for the arrest of Charles Mitchell, the
pugilist, on a charge of perjury, made
a similar application to-day and was refused.
V. H. Weoka Indicted.
Nit York, Sept 12.?The grand jury
, to-day heard the case of Francis H.
Weeks and found a true bill against
him for the embezzlement of various
snms of money. He tnav yet be also
' Indicted on the charge of forgery.
I m
Ona'WKjrTo Be Boppr
: Is at all times to attend to the comforts
of your famtlv. Should any one
> of them catch a slight cold or cough
prepare yourself and call at once on
the Logan l)rug Co., sole agents, and
i get a trial bottle of Otto's Cure, the
great German remedy, free. We give
it away to prove that we have a sura
cure for coughs, colds, asthma, consumption,
ana all diseases of the throat
and longs. Large sizes 60c. 1
THE TARIFF HEARINGS.
Woolen Km Argue Agalnit a Tariff Be- i
d notion?&Proteat Agalnit rrea Wool.
IVajdihoton, Sept. 12.?The hearings
before the ways and meaoi committee
continue with unabated interest and
the committee room is crowded day
alter day with intereated hearers.
The time to-day waa aet apart for the
bearing of thoie intereated in wool
manufactures. A large delegation interested
in this industry appeared before
the committee and those who
mads argument* were compelled to
undergo a thorough cross-examination
at the hands of both Democrat* and
Republican*, each aide endeavoring to
elicit information which would tend to
uphold ita respective position on the
tariff question.
The flr?t sneaker was Charles Hobor
Clark, of Philadelphia. He stated that
the Manufacturer!* club was composed
of men engaged in the manufacture of
many articles. He read a paper signed
by the officers and directors of the club,
protesting against any change in the i
present tariff.
The Una of Mr. Clark's argumenta
was that since tbe beginning of the
present year a wave of commercial depression
has swept over the country.
In so far as this depression haa affected
manufacturing establishments he believed
it to be in a considerable measure
due to the apprehension entertained by
manufacturers that thorp would be a
fulfilment of tbe threat of a radical
change in the duties on Imported materials.
They wereafraid to operate their
mills; merchants are afraid to buy.
Large numbers of mills have
ceased operations completely, but a
much greater number are running upon
short time with the smallest hope of
better things. Many have already been
compelled to rednce wages. It may be
doubted if more than one manufacturing
establishment in a hundred is at
this moment working with tbe same
number of persons, tbe same nnmber of
hours a week, as were employed in September,
1892. He expressed the opinion
that relief may be afforded instantU**
tiMiino thflf ho AftlTimitlAA
woaid not assail the tariff lair la snch a
manner as to expose manufacturers to
unequal competition from Europe,
working with a lower wage scale.
MORE BTBOXG PBOTESTS.
Mr. North followed and read resolutions
adopted by the" National Wool
Manufacturers' Association, which
lauded the McKinley bill and deprecated
the passage of any measure seeking
to reduce the tariff schedules on
wool.
The next speaker was William Whitman,
who argued mainly on the line
that a high protective tariS. does not
reduce the .revenue to the United
Statei.
After a rece? of an hour the committee.
resumed, and Mr. Theodore Justice,
of Philadelphia, was heard. He
started out with the assumption that it
wai the intention of the committee to
put wool on the free list, and anticiSated
that iuoh action woiild result in
estroylng the second largest,agricultural
industry in the country.
\ He declared that the cost of trans-*
porting wool from one portion of this
country to another was 1.200 per cent
greater than the cost of transportation
from foreign countries to America. He
said the woolen mills throughout the
country were being cloied daily, and
attributed it to the fact that President
Cleveland had said that within a few
months wool wonld be placed oh the
freeliat .
"If you can get President Clevoland
to say," continued be, "that he will
veto any measure aSeciing the wool industry
80 per cent of the closed mills
will be in full operation."
HOMH RULE'S CAUSE,
The Mending of the Ifouse of Lords the
Kezt Thing In Order.
Lokdok, Sept 12.?Tbo National Liberal
Federation to-night issued a circular
against tho house oI lords. In this
circular the federation will deolars that
seven yoars' discussion and eighty-two
days consideration by the house of
commons, definitely ascertained, counts
for nothing when opposed by
the votes by the 400 conservative
peers. Continuing, the circular
declares that the mending of the
bouse of lords ia now in the,
front rank of the Liberal programme
in accord with Mr. Gladstone's declaration
at New Castle. The circular concludes
that as the home rule bill passed
the house of commons and was rejected
by the house of lords'it is doubly certain
to become a law. It also savs that
not only will the Irish question be settled
but that a real era of reform is
dawnjng for the democracy of the
united kingdom. The circular ia signed
by Spence Watson, Bchnadhorst and
other officials of the federation.
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. s'Si
Suddenly Insane.
Bpteial DUfBleh to tin JnUltigctecr.
Piedmont, W. Va., Sept. 12.?j. Edward
Moras, of Keyser, became violently
insane lfst night and broke several
street lamps and storo windows,
including a $79 glass in a furniture
store.
Ganger Appointed.
Special Dltpalth to the InUaitaeer.
Wabhikqtoh, D. 0., 8ept 12.?Robert
A. Stewart has been appointed a storekeeper
and gauger fn the internal revenue
district of West Virginia.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia, Western rennulranla tad
Ohio, generally (sir, clearing Wednesday In
Ohio: southeaster]? winds, sightly warmer.
THsrxMrjtaATUa* YjorxaDaT,
as famished by C. Scnxcrr. druggist. corner
Market and Fourteenth streets.
7 a. m-...?9 I 3 p. El 70
9 a. m- .. 92 7 p. ra ? 71
7? | weather-Changeable.
See tho World's Fair for Fifteen Cents.
Unon receipt of your address and 15
cents in postage stamps, we will mail
you prepaid our Souvenir Portfolio of
Ihe World's Columbian Exposition.
The regular prioe is 60 cent*, but aa we
want you ,to have one. we mak? the
price nominal. You will find it a work
of art and a thing to be prised. It contains
full page views o( the great buildings,
with descriptions of same, and is
executed in highest style of ark It not
satisfied with it after you get it, we will
refund the sumps and let you keep the
book. Address H. E. Bocklen & Co.,
Chicago, HI. 4 '
MM OPENS
Hla Oqpipalffn at Akron Under
Splendid Ausptfeas.
A GRAND AND IMPOSING PARADE . ;
Of Bathuslastio Republicans a
??? Feature of the Day. ....
THE TARIFF CHAMPION'S "ADDRESS 1
To the Mulcl&ado?The Keyaote
Sounded br the Great Leader?Dl*.
nitrons Results of the Democratic ;;?sj
Policy?The Threatened lieductloa
of the Tariff Lqrnljr Responsible '
lor Che Depression Among the Great
Protected Industries of the Ooun*
try?Point* About the Meeting.
Akbob, 0., Sept 12.?The Bepabllcan }
caraptign was opened here to-day, and
the demomtration was one of the greatest
in tho political history of tho Buckoyo
state. Daring the morning big .?j
delegations arrived from Pittsburgh,
Columbus, Cleveland, Youngs town,
Canton, Uaisillon and other towns in
the eutern part of the state, and by
noon the streets were packed with en
thuslnitio Republicans. Go*. McKlnley
arrived shortly alter 11 o'clock and
was greeted with a salute of nineteen , J
gang. The reception committee and a
company of militia escorted him to the
hotel, where an informal reception was i
held. '?
The demonstration opened with an - w
imposing parade, which included the
visiting delegations, veterans of the
ttrow nniuw) nnranir.fttinnfl. oitiSMIM
of Akroa and numeroui bands and glee 1H
clubs. Tho procession moved along j r, !$
the principal streets to Grace Park, the
place of meeting, the root* beibg lined .'Vjsj
with spectators and the buildings band- ffi
aotnely decorated.
Many striking transparencies were
carried in the great parade. Among
them were these:
"I802r-Mllls running. 1893-Millj ?
"The country demands the McKinley
bill. Ohio demands Bill McKinley."
"Eight thousand idle men in Youngstown.
( Tho threat of tariff tinkering "Are
these tho good times promised wl
by Larry Neair
"We want no free frogs, nor free
"G(ve as ^cKinley to restore confl- {,3
donco and prosperity."
"Our next President?William Mo- j.j
Xinley."
"Protection gives us plenty of work
and good wages." ! 'TjSa
"McKinWs majority?ISO,000."
So veal pictures appeared of Hoke. .9
Smith's "fictlma, and one of a Democrat
commencing to shear a sheep at the j
rear end, he bolng ashamed to look the: , Jw
ani mal in the face. ' 1
Thousands of old soldiers marohedln ?.v '.;J
the parade. They are aroused as they
have not been lor many years. The ,5
great number of old veterans present b
was one of the foatures of the opening. f.SSj
Long before the meeting was called,'.'S
to order a great crowd bad gathered,
and the arrival %o[ the paraders.lncroasod
the throng to immense propor- 1-35H
tiona. The meeting oponed with music
and prayer, after which Governor McKinley'
was introduced and received an
ovation. In the coarse of his address >
the governor said among other things:
gov. ji'kixlby's speech.
Wo meet in political discussion for
the first time since the overwhelmingdefeat
o/18fl2. We meet with deep con- 'wj
cern and in changed conditions from
those happily existing when we last as
lemblod. 'Jtio business canaiuon 01 - 9
the country hu crested jut alarm
among oar people, and (a ao grave that
Clio President of the United States haa- .
convened Congress. in extraordinary
aoaiioB with a view to aecuring prompt ;
relief. The President in nis message to ?
the Congress he haa convened, lays:
The exliteace of an lUrmlnx ind extrmordi- ?
ntnr business ilttutloc involving the mllara
ana prosperity of alt our people has oonitralnM ' ;
me to call together In oxtrm melon the people's 3?&2M
representatives. Values supposed to
to Do fixed are Hut boeomlnf conjectural, and En
failures b?ve Invaded every branch at business. 2a
The presence and pressure of the 3
situation described by the President la
felt ln^ivery section of the country and
few l~any of our people are exempt ; i
from it. Ttio rich and the poor are in
distress and are hoping and praying for *
relief from the strain and wondering when
and how it will be found. This
business condition colls for sober re- /,;?
floction and demands of all of as the,
most carefal judgment as well as the
exercise of the highest patriotism.'; jjS
Whatever comes or goes, we are all for rtS
ouroountry. Having settled that maoh,
we can dispassionately discuss what
will best return it to the magnificent J*,
prosperity which it has so recently lost. > :>]
REPUBLICANS FOB HONEST MOVKT*
Oil the subject of money tho'Bapnb- ' 'i
lican party standi where it has alwayi
stood. In the language of the Ohio ' i
platform this year: "We favor honett - 9
money, composed of gold, silver and 9
paper, maintainod at equal valneasa
under national and not state regttlations."
The best money obtainable ia
the safest money for all of the people.
Whatever uncertainty may exist as to .;VS
other things, there should be no uneer- ,g
tsinty as to the valoe of the money .-;W
with which we meaaurea the exchangee -fitf
of the people, their product and their "i
labor. That should be as fixed and tin- Ji
varying in vulne as human ingenuityj %
can make it. We do not want to strike'
down either gold or silver. We want to
nse both metals, bat we insist now, as '&Lwe
have alwaya insisted, that the one
be at a parity with' the othe* to the end ?
that we might have the use of both;
that each shall be* tbe equal of the
other intrinsically, aa well aa in legal ^
tender and in debt-paying power. The " ~
silver prodnct of the countrr, one ol S
the most important we have, should not " *
be discriminated against, but some plan
should be deviied for its' utilization aa
a money which will insure, not the die- %
placement of gold, bnt the safe and fall
a so of both, as exchangee among tli
people. All the money we have to-day is
la. good. ^ . SjBjM
OOVKSX3CS WILL BVHO BACK COOVLA.'
With oonfidenoe in th&?fatQn onne 1. 1i
restored, with the abandoztaentoMEb

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