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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W, YA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1896. VOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 130.
A NOTABLE DAY
01 .Notable Speeehes and Debates
in the United States Senate.
SHERMAN rebukes SItVERITJES
For Obstructing the KfToit to Relieve
the Treasury Crisis.
republican party is ready
To (but IlcHef-Jfol for the PrctlUrul
10 tllctatc BJmll be Dime-It I* for
tlit llonwof KrprrtejitatlvM, Puilrr the
Couilltutloji, to 1'rovlile thr lUvcunc,
graalor Wolcott AUiinkf the l'rctltltnt'i
Yrttrxiu-Uu Policy?A \\ Xm|Mirtnut Uriolutloii
on the Arcoruliui Ostn^ra hy
the Turin.
WASHINGTON, V. C.. Jan. 21--Tho
icnate tension to-day was marked by
sotable speeches and notably debates.
Late In the afternoon a controversy oc;urred
between Mr. 8hcrman, Mr. Gor3ion.
Mr. Teller and others which led to
th* most spirited financial debate of
the presnt session. Mr. Sherman spoke
it lenjfth and with great earnestness,
deprecating the thrusting of an "old,
worn out Issue," the silver question,
.nto the senate at a time when practical
leRislation was imperative. Mr.
Teller and Mr. Gorman answered Mr.
Shi-rman from their respective standpoints,
while Mr! Aldrlch, Mr. L4ndwy.
Mr. Uray and others took part In
I ;h<- exciting debate.
I Mr. Wolcott's speech, criticising the
j presidents attituoe on the Ycnexu? ! in
| question was the notable event of the
I early part of the day. For an hoar
the senate commanded we attention 01
a crowded chamber and overflowing
jullrries.
Two Important reports were made by
the committee on foreign affairs, one
strongly presenting* the serious condition
ot analrs In Turkey, an-l urging
promjt action by the civilized jiowers,
and advised a report on Mr. Call's resolution
calling tor the otflclal dispatches
nf United Btatcs consuls 4n
Cuba
The Armenian resolution reciter, the
claupfs In the Berlin treaty, made between
Turkey and the tturupeaji powers
in 1876. In which Turkey guarantees
protection to the Armenians in their religious
and civil rights, and recognizes
th* rights of liurop^an .diplomats aud
aponts In Turkey, ana continues:
"Whereas. The American '.eople, In
comn.or. with all Christian people everywhere,
haw beheld with r.orror the
r?.cent appalling outrage* and rna.'saens
of which the Christian population
of Turkey has been itade the victims,
"Hesolved, By the senate of the United
States, the house or .vpreflentatlves
concurring, that It is an Imperative
duty In the interests of humanity to
rspreos the hope that the l,uro.?ean
ccncert brought about by the treaty referred
to may npeedlly bo given Its Just
ofto.'t* in much <l??cldiv?* measures as
shall My the h^nd of fanaticism and
lawless violence and ao fthall secure to
the unoffending Christians ?the Turkish
empire all the rtghUTWtmglng to
them, both an men and as Christians,
and an beneficiaries ot the ttcplielt provision*
of the treaty above recited."
Mr. Wolcoll'a Speech.
After some routine business Senator
Wolcott bo nan his cpcech attacking
the President's appHcation of the Monroe
doctrine to the Venezuelan question.
in the course of which he held
thai the 'so-called" Monroe doctrine
had fcf?n misapplied in the pending
Venezuelan boundary dispute; that no
much of President Monroe's message
as referred to th?* colonization of portion*
of America by European powers
could have no applicability to any
boundary dispute now existing In
South Amerlfia: that the hostility to the
extension by European powers of their
systenw to any portion of this hemlfph?
r??, as expressed In that message,
had -special refereneo to the systems of
Kowrnment which were baaed on the
divine right of kings and which were
directed to the overthrow of all republics.
wherever existing: that the
Monroe dr.etrlno was in no wise Intended
as Instating upon republican forma of
government on this hemisphere, or us
committing thla government to malntiln
thf doctrine outside its o,wn bor
dors or except an its own Integrity
ml*ht ftc affected.
There ho* been much tension for the
I?wt few week*. The letter of the secr.tary
of mate to Mr. Bayard won,
from n. diplomatic standpoint of view,
almost Incendiary. The President's
message plowed with the possibilities
of war. The South Air.sHcno republics
wcr- entitled to our frlen-lly nnd affectionate
r?'*ard; an clux*n? of a rioter
public we owed them protection when
v. r the lr.tero.its of fre? government or
the cause of civilisation wore attacked
by assaults upon their autonomy. Ikyond
that our obligation ceased. There
wi Mid be no war and It would be avoid
J. not beenure ?,ur position towards
Great iJrltain in her dispute with Ven rtwla
la tenable, but beeaose Great
lHitilij will yield the whole controversy
rather than face thtr horrors of wur
? v r ?urh a question.
The first interruption came when Mr.
Vol' ??tt contrasted the condition of affairs
In the patst with those of to-day,
Jt'lilj.ff. "We do not deylrc tft ocqulre
ai> additional acre of land either north
or south of v:t."
'' r. Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon, asked
v h:;t the Ignited Htat.*s would do In
OYeat Iliitaln nought to oafntrol
thf Nicaragua canal. Would thwrc be
" l'< "tost In the name of the Monroe
doctrine?
' . Wolcott replied: "We crrtnlr.ly
would Interfere In the case presented,
v ' "ijJU Interfere to any "stent not In
' sllght'>st because of the Monroe
but bocr.utf# of the undoubted
ar.d Inalienable right we have to prot
* ' itr Interests wherever anybody as?"
i t i the rontrrry In any portion ?>f
th<? earth." 'Applause In the galleries)
v.'?j??n Mr. Wolcott closed titer" wan n
round of npphiuse In the galleries,
whb'h wnf quickly checked.
TrUrmiid Mitruinn.
M 2 o'clock the bond sliver bill was
tfthm up. Mr. Teller continuing his remirks.
The senator said gold wan now
nt a premium. The banks had practl
fftiiparvfrd pnymvrit of go Id. It
y*n* n commodity, bought and told, Ju?t
Hi"' oro or wh*aL Whllu thi* bank*
*>up.p4ti<led gohl payments Ihfi trwmury
1npl-t.?l on Hticli payments. Ami thin
' *JH!on had com?? without hIIv? r
l.itt n.
Mr. Teller arraigned tho policy of I*.
yulr-K bonda, with a view, ho wild, to
up n ,i,rrmuJicnt bonded debt
to i?" t,orn? by poeterlty,
Mr Phormnii iifrc an roon a?' Mr. Toiler
fi* wl. The *llv?*r dlnmiialnn. aald
Mr Hhtrmnf, wm purely n moot dlacii'
.I'.i doubt tin r<> whm n RllVff
majority in th* tionat*; biit thv country
Jjw'I d d own to the I don th/it fn+
livur coinage would bring ua to a Bin
gle standard of silver and was undesirable.
State after state had taken ttys
poaltlon. The u*e of both metals, the
til-metallic system, was being accepted
an the bent
Under those circumstance*, continued
Mr. Sherman, the trusting of this worn
out old question which would not nope
to succeed In the present Congress was
unwise In the present emergency of the
treasury. It was absolutely certain
that this silver amendment, If passed,
would be rejected In the house. Why
thun obstruct the relief imperatively
needed by the government? The detlcienrv
hnri cfiuini the trnubln. find the
house bad offered an emergency tariff,
bill to overcome that deficiency, Such
relief should bo delayed by thrashing
out an old worn subject.
Mr. Cockrell 'asked If Mr. Sherman
meant to Bay that tho relief as promised
was what the executive hod asked.
Mr. fttyfrman ?atd It was not for the
executive to determine the nature of
revenue Inflation. That was for the
house of representatives under the constitution.
Tt was not for tho President
what tvos the best form nf relief. It
was sufficient that the house of representative,
the representatives of the
people, determined upon a means of revenue.
At . this point thcro was a colloquy.
Mr. Gray. (pom.. Del.), asked Mr. Sherman
wbor* this tariff Mil was.
Mr. yhcrman?I refer the gentleman
to the senator on hl? right (Jofeas, of Arkrnsas).
Mr. Jones, (Dem.. Ark.)?That bill Is
In the hands of a Kepubltcan committee
on finance.
Mr. JJherttnm?That finance committee
is t??-day practically Democratic.
on?* member of the committee, (Jones,
of Nebra*5:a). has revered htmneif for
the time from the Republican members
of the committer. Hut tt Is important j
to understand that the Democratic vote
in tho-finance committee will authorise
a report at any time.
The ItrtpoiutblDlf,
Mr, Teller asked if Mr. Sherman i
J thought the bond bill would afford re- j
Mr. Sherman answered that he did.
The government had suffered heavy
b^ses from netting < percent bonds and j
this afforded an opportunity for 3 per
cent bonds.
Mr. Teller asked how Ion? It wo* Intended
to keep up the sale of bonds. 1
Mr. Sherman?A? lur.g as It In necessary
to meet the government's need#
caused by the course of this adzulnls- j
tratlon.
"in the meantime," eon tinned Mr. ,
Sherman', "the Republican party stands |
here ready to do Its duty to ray the public
debt tn overcome deficiencies, to
raise sufficient revenues."
Mr. Teller referred to the selling of
born^s for the purpose of securing gold.
"If there ha*.' been no deficiency there
>vould have been no loss of gold." said
A?r. Sherman. "The gold bad remained
In the treasury for years. But as
soon as there whs a deficiency the gold
begun to go. because the gold was used
to pay current expanses. This administration
has caused a fright about fold i
losses. The banks?to their discredit?
Joined In the right. Hanks r^lng the
-.-.j'vrnmvnt using gold had a" .pled the
same course. Instead of maintaining
their bank reserve In notes they drew
gold for their reserve."
Mr. (Joruv.ui, (Peril.. Md.), answered I
Mr. Sherrn'in'H jUntement concerning
the tr??'?Hury-administration. J Jo d<'dnr<?d
that the course of the treasury now I
w* ik the fjimv iiH tinrt under Secretary
1<\>Hier and os far b;v>:fc as the administration
of Secretary Sherman. The
Democratic Cnnnrtw* bad enacted a |
revettuo law which would have afforded
ample revenue. Hut ttia ineotne tax i
had been wiped out by the decision of |
Use supremo court of the United States. ;
It was?w unforeseen event.
?!r. /tWrlch. (Itep., It, I.), and Mr. j
Linear. <T>*m., Ky.). Joined Isoue as I
to f'N? pottltoal responsibility for the
At r.:?S o'clock the senate adjoumotl I
um II to-monw. i
The (teflon of the house of re*>resentr.-tlvt*
uf i unlmportar.'i to-day. no |
business of public Interest being transacted.
j
LEGISLATORS- INDICTED.
Member* of the Ohlr? LrsUlatua Charged I
\xiih Ilrlbery.
COLUMDU8, Ohio. Jan. 22.?A bomb |
was exploded In political circles to- i
night by the Indictment of three exmembers
of the legislature on the
ch-arges of bribery, A true bill was
f^ind np.ilr.ft <*x-Senn/tor John Oeyer I
forsulicltipg for MOO from \V. r. Bur.dell,
of th!s city, for his Influence In I
securing the passes of a bill In the In- I
terest of the Ohio Saving* Hank and i
Trust Company in 1S92. A true bill wai 1
.i;s-> f.v.ir.d a&iinst ex-Senator Gear lor
Kcllcltlnr%5250 from P. H. Gaumer, of
2u.-.e.nl!fc\ in the Itlen-Gnumer elec- j
V. :i contort In 1SD2. Three counts were !
iy.ir.d against ex-Senator L. C. Ohl. ar
follows:
Soliciting S230 from ex-Scnaior
George 13. Tden In the Iden-G.nttm*.-. .
ekc.ion contest; accepting $2.>0 from
Idrn in Kur.c unci onermg anu pronustnp
to give Senator Avery, of Cleveland.
I1C0 for hi* lnflmci? In holding up
In committors two blllH In the Interest
of tin- Ohio State* University. Gear
and Geyor .are Democrats nml OJil a
Republican. It I* said other Indictmeals
-ore probable. ,
ABSURD 6T0BY
AtKiut n Moiluit-MoKtulrjr Comljllto la
Drilled.
CINCINNATI. O., Jan. 21?Mr. A.
Howard H inkle, president of the Commercial
Gazette Company, Ktnu-a that
there Is no truth In the statement sent
on from New York that the recent lettor
of Thomas C. Matt advocating Governor
Morton for the itepubllcan nomination
for President was the result of
a conference at the FlftJj avenue hotel
In New York last Monday nifrht between
Piatt, Fornker and others. The
letter by Mr. IMntt In support of Governor
Morton was written exclusively for
the Commercial Gazette and not us an
appeal to the Republicans of Ohio and
other western states having candidates.
The statement that ex-Senator
Vlr.tt, the arrival of ex-Governor
Foraker, illctated a slfrned appeal to
the Republicans of Ohio In support of
Governor Morton's candidacy, and had.
It published In papers here and olsowlvjv.
Is denounced as fa/so. and Mr.
. Illt.kle has* documentary evidence to
prove It' false.
Hlntf fnpmtie Court.
Hp? fin I DIapatcn 10 tno iniouiqnncnr.
CHARLESTON*. W. Vn, Jan. 2:.?
Th?* atipromo court ot appeal* met thin
mornlnff ami traiwocted llie following
biud nr**:
Wn-lktr v#. Hurgcntf 11 ml Nnplor. from
W-aytic eourty. writ <?f vtivr urttl nupcrj
i'. . nllonnl. bund $2,309. hdry vn.
V/llxon. troJti CaMI county. opinion by
l.'nglHh# iltvrco of dtvidl cmii't nltlrm
I.JlodtietH vn. ConJ JWVOr Hooiu and
Driving Company, from K.uwiwb'i
roonty, opinion by llrnmion. Jn?lf;irionI
tt! ultrttii r nit t rovirovl and wwv rn?
uvuw!m1 Hiw* vn. pMnidriifbin, from
M?*r ;>r < ??*.wty, flnf)inlt(C|i>'
Thi? fniiotviw: cant h wriWi iiImo HiiJunltif
I: /
Mooro vn. MoNult.comrniHnlOfior.fwm I
M"t> wr county. Nnili ft ill vm. jbnif
rt /?!, from Mors'i'r county. Jackson vn, I
N\ K- W. Hal I rood Company, from M??r*
. cur caunty. e-tatw \u L'luUl.Kl Dtvftj
Company, from Mercer county. Ooodnjuon
llroH, & Company vn. Henry &
Llnlcham, from Mercer county. John*
?on uiki Foutx vu. Welch. c-t til, from
Moroor county. Jtnunoke, (J. & M. C?mjmny,
m Watklno and Surface, from
ilorcor county.
THE MANUFACTURERS.
Increased A((tndancc at tl?r Katlonal
('onvrnllou ? liH]Hirtuiit ItcAolutlona
Adopted*
CHICAGO, Jan. 22.~When tlio delegates
to the national convention of
manufacturers reassembled Jn Central
hall to-day there mio a -noticeable Increase
In the attendance.
Profowor Wn'terhotise, of Cleveland,
delivered an Interesting und scholarly
n/lilrs>?i?r>ii r>n ?1i?? VlwiPSPUIl easal.
It is estimated that <ni least $500,000,oooof
invMitcd cupltal is represented at
the convvrrtUn. Preliminary to to-day's
prooerOlngft, ft telegram won read from
thefct. Louis HjmnlsH Clubas follows:
"Let our only war with England bo n
commerctol war with a llylnR squadron
of our manufacturers in every foiblpii
market" It was received with upplause.
Charles Heber Clark then read tho
repair: of his special committee on oriental
manufacturing Industry* it
showed the wonderful Increase In manufacturing
In the Orient, especially In
Jtujun. in the pant ten or UftiM-n yearn,
and predlotlng still more rapid increase
In the near future.
Tho report says: "There can he no
eonci'.ilnu nt of the fnet that some of
vurmanufacturing interests are greatly
mor-ruced by the rivalry of a country
where labor can be had at a cost of 10
or 15 cents a day. or less than one-tenth
of the cost of sucli labor iu our own
country."
'Hie report presented n resolution
th/it Congress he requested to appoint
a commission to Inquire "respecting the
Invasion <>[ our own martset and the
rntnpce offered to American rnr.nufacti?rJn#r,
subsidies to American shipping
and to restore the'-xteritof the merchant
murine, for the improvement of national
and artificial waterways; and for
the construction and operation of the
Xlca?nagua canal under the control of
*h?? fmlwvl mvArnmenL"
These resolutions wore also frequently
interrupted by applause, particularly
thai part referring to the Nlcnr aguci
canal, and wen: adopted unanimously.
IS NEAPING HAVANA.
Gomes HorrrlttK Ahottt the Cnlwiu
1*1?More Inaiirgrlll Dffoitii Urportrd,
<Vru. PaikIo on the Slims! lim.
HAVANA. Jan. 22.?General Maximo
Gomez, the insurgent commander-inchief,
camped lost night at Tapaste,
somewhat nearer, although In a southerly
direction, to Havana than San
Jose de Las Lajns, where he passed
Monday night. When last reported.
Gomez was moving In the direction of
Jeruco, the moat important town in the
province of Havann, with the exception
of the capital.
Uetween San Felipe and Duran, before
reaching San Jose de Las Lajos,
Gomez burned several culverts.
Advices received here to-day from the
province of Mntanzas soy that Colonel
Vicuna, yesterday morning,1 met the Insurgent
leader Pericu,j.ynz. at the bead
of about 1,200 men. on the road between
Pedroso and BaJondron.
Tho Insurgents occupied a fortified
farm at Vista Alegre, and after an
hour's' fighting, during which the enemy
made a strong resistance, the troops
dispersed the in.^urgent*, who fled In all
directions, leaving twelve hilled and
seven wounded on the field, and carrying
away many mora of their wounded
men. The loss of the troops Is said to
have been so small as not to be worth
mentioning.
It became known to-day that the engagement
ai Talronns (not Tlrado),
Juat south of PJnar del Rio, between the
insurgents under Maceo and the Spaniards
under General Luque. on Sunday
lost, was more important than at first
believed. The ln*urger.ts are now said
to have lost 200 killed. The bodies of
170 dead insurgents were found after
the battle In different pnrtn of the
mvMitwl nhniw!nm>it In* the Instireronl*.
Tho report that Kabl. one of the Insurgent
leaders of the second army advancing
westward, was wounded In the
lant engagement Is now confirmed.
In General Pnndo's opinion, tho Insurrection
1" completely ended bo far as
the province of Santtago de Cuba 1b
concerned, and hn otterts that there Is
very little activity remaining among
the Insurgents In the eastern part of
the province of Hanta Clara.
Qener.il Pando refused to discuss the
pinna likely to he adopted by the Spanish
commanders In the future In the
suppression of the Insurrection; hut
there was no doubting, from his manner.
that he Js confident of the success
of the Spanish army, when operations
are actively resumed against the insurgents
under the direction of General
Weylor.
GEN. IWIHO'8 D5ATH.
Tli? Ohln Soelrljr TnVr* Approprlnte Acllon
In Um|H-ct.
NKW IOKK. Jan. si.-- i np umn society
boh! a special meeting to-nlpht to
tuke action on tbd death of Gtjnrrul
Thornnp Er/lnff, one vf Jts charter members,
who tvos run down and mortally
Jnjurrd by n cubic car on Monday last
untl wh<> died on Tuesday. 1
Gen. Honry I<. Bnrhett, president of
tha society. presided.
While the committee was prepavinR;
(he renolutlon several of the membetv
present delivered short addresses rt.ninlfccnt
of lh^ir dead associate ami
<Miltu:Uinn his many pond 'qualities of
jnlnd an?i heart.
General Iturnett. rpenklnj; of General
KwlnsT, paid a Klowlnr tribute to his
nlerlJnir qualifies as a man. c* a friend.
and as n soldier. * His only defect -If it
was a defect?the speaker said, was ills
streme modesty.
The resolution, which wns unanimously
adopted and cpreud on the mlnuteji
of the society, was highly eu'oKlutlc
of the deceased member.
BRIEF TEfcEOiULM.
Mis* Clara barton, of the Tied Cross
Society, "Xpccts to be In Constantnoplo
In three weeks.
Ill pre Is n probability that the a. A.
n. ensampment will be taken from St.
I'aul on acroiint of ihe refusal of railroads
to civ.' fair rates.
Potcr Itflfiya. the undertaker who had
obar/re of Abraham Lincoln's funeral,
died nt his home In New York. Ho ivuk
in his olfThty-Prat year.
Jacob Wife, of Lti Parte. Tnd.. died
In rhicaRo la<*t night, nry ! sixty-seven
vpnra, ll-f wdfl widely known In bank
lur: and Insurance circle*.
Relation* hetivoon Argentine Itepublln
kihI Chile am perfectly cordial, notwithstanding
unisatlonnl report* from
j.tma. Peru, the contrary.
At rim optional rllvor confine* In
Warhlnptmi a committee on roolutlnna
v.o? appointed and another to nrtunffft
foij n nottonftl convention.'
Accorrtlnir to WanhlPKton rilepatohcs
tho rcjiort that tho ITfifilrfTt Ih prenartnir
R inewwaRe on tlm Cuban question
doc* not twm to bo well fuuuUcd. .
MARTYR TO DUTY.
Frlnco Henry of liuttenberg a Victim
of Swamp Fever*
RIDICULED BY BRITISH PRESS.
He Dies While Bravely Showing
Illmsclf to be Worthy
AS A SOLDIER OF ROYAL BLOOD.
Tlir Eud Carnr Prone fully, but too Soon
fur Htm (o WltnrMtUc itevrnul of Public
Opinion lo 111* Fovor-Uoeen Victoria
outl PrlnceM lkatrtce Prohtrateri
by tile Xew?-Knplfii??l nml llio I?Ic of
In 9Ionrnlnjf -The Trip to \Vr?t
Africa oil J It* fatal llrtnlt.
LONDON, Jen. 22-Prince Henry of
Battenberir, husband of tho Princcss
23ratrlco of England, who went to Ashantl
in a spccial capacity and who contracted
fever there, is dead.
Prince Henry was the third son of
Prince Alexander, of Battcnberg, undo
of Ludwlg, ]K., grand duke of Hesse.
Ho murrled the Princess Boatrico In
1SS5. They have four children. He wan
born October C. 1SSS, ami was governor
of the lalo of Wight and of Carlabrook
castlc.
News of the death of Prince Henry
vru-j received at Osborne House early.
The queen and Princess Beatrice ore
prostrated with grief. From the few details
received, it appears that the prince
had a relapse yesterday while on board
the British cruiser Blonde, on her way
to Maderia with the sick man. In spite
of the efforts of the special surgeon,
the prince died at 9 o'clock yesterday
Tlin Itlnnrta tiii.n returned to I
Sierra Leone, weat coast of Africa, from
which place the news was cabled to the
admiralty, ond was by that department
communicated to the queen and
to the Prince of Wales.
VulrrrMl Sorrow,
The greatest sorrow is manifested
throughout the Isle of "Wight at the
death of Prince Henry, and the flags
everywhere are at half mast.
Previous to his departure for Ashanti
considerable ridicule appeared In the
English newspapers over the alleged
preparations being made for his departure
for :he "picnic," as the expedition
to Coomassie was called, and as It
turned out to be. It was said he was
going to travel In n specially prepared
saloon carriage and to have a specially
prepared cabin on board a special steamer,
and a mass of other exaggeration
i?f n similar nature was printed, much
to the disgust of those Interested In the
prince. Hut subsequent events showed
that all this ridicule was undeserved,
as tho prlnoe embarked like any other
ofllcer on board an ordinary troop ship
and was not treated with any more
consideration than would be nccorded
to an ordinary ofllcer. He ranked as
colonel of an Isle of Wight volunteer
regiment, and was attached to the expedition
in a special capacity, although
his rank would have entitled him to assume
the position of weoond In command.
Minnnl th? Itlght Metal*
But, of course, this would never have
been tolerated by the press,^trsay nothing
of the war ofllce authorities, and so
the unfortunote prince went to the west
coast of Africa smarting under a storm
of undeserved ridicule and nbuso, pro-bnbly
with the object of attempting to
show thoro who hnve made, a practice
ui uiiiiiuiliiuiiMK mill iivhi vu'1-V.
that ho was not a drawing room soldier
and that lie was not deficient In courage.
even It It# ir.i.t not wealthy anil of
rank Mlil to lin Inferior to that of his
wife, VtinctBx lifMtrice,
It 1k now said that when it was finally
decided, oRttlris?t the wIsIim of the
commander-in-chief, General Lord
Wolsley, that Prince TTenry of Battenberg
and Prince Christian, of Schleswlff-Holitein,
a frran:|-?nn of Queen
Victoria, were in nocompony the expedition
under Sir Francis Scott, the
qtwertlon arose an to whether the
prlneos Hhouhl be brought home if
they were Killed or if t&ey succunybnJ
to the terrible swamp fevers
peculiar to that part of Africa. The
queen decided in the affirmative, and.
remembering the difficulty experienced
in bringing1 homo the remain* of the
prince Imperial.of France,who was killed
In the Zulu war, her majesty ordered
that a proper apparatus for embalming
remains bo taken to Cape
Ccest Cfl'Stle.
The prince arrived at Mansu, Aflluintl,
in company with tflr Vcancln Scott.
nn.1 staff, and Prince Christian, of
HcMeevtlft-Jtoffitriiu from Ahrofnl, on
the evenlnir of December ss. niter nn
arduous march of twenty-one miles.
The road. for a prcat part, lay through
fotvst and bush and tho'hoat was very
oppresrlve. J tut Prince Cl(t:|ry accomplished
tho journey, although ho complainoJ
of the htfit
Ilo?r Ifr
Tho next mornlnff. In order to avoid
the lico-t a* much ns possible, Prince
Henry i/tarted In ail win no of tho staff
with Prince Christian; but, otherwise,
the two princes' tvorc treated exactly la
the fame manner as tho other otllecr*.
nil of whom traveled In hammocks,each
caurk-.l by four men, tliu hearers bclnj:
Channel at Intcn'Mf.
At Nyhn. some days later. Prince
Henry br.snn to suffer from swamp
fever, and on January D It wan decided
that it would bo bc.ut to firiid him back
to the coast. The prlheo, however, f?>r
a lojir: tlmo resisted all such proposltlons
and It was only when, hi* condition
b^ramo really dangerous that he
consent* l to {to to the rear )? eharp*
of a special Hiirffoon and with a wmall
escort. In order not to .ilarm her maJeity
ond Princess H?'itrlec. the r?nl
condition or the prlneti'H benlth wan no:
made known to thorn, it wan stated
that ho wos only suffeMtiftTrom a slljrht
attack-of fever an I Jltat hln speedy recovery
at was anticipated, The prince,
hr.wver. &row worst, and neither the
care nor the attention bestowed on him
I at tho hospital ashore nor on board the
hoopllul ship afloat did him any hvmkI
:m I It wan flrvcilly determined to semi
him 'to tiie Island of Madeira on hoard
tho Urlttoh cruiser Monde. The prince
:?*?>! *omewhat nf:*r Uo not to soa;
but tho fever had obtained such a hold
upon h!m l-hnt a relapso followed yesterday
and In splto of ovor><blnff done
tu mve blm. tho prince oxplrod ait 0
.. oi^u.u in Hi AV<?nlnir. Tho Prince** lion
trleo, his wlfe.'wn* upon tho point of
irttxrtln.T for (he l.ila-nd of MacMra In
<?r?l*?r to nnric her htitfhand when the
now* nt Mr tlrnlh marhert OjO?.->rno
HotiM anil pHwitort the royal family Into
th<? rtH-ppNi qrlet*.
On the ffovNfflment hulMlngf onrt
ckit* the IIars were hnlf nv?*tiO. the
chmvh hell* wore felled and the umhnss.nlor*
on?l mtiilwm. nnd all the repii?j?ontntlt?fl
jirthllff hortlwi or London ;tn?l
ether cllki* of the country nont teleof
aympnthy to Onbornc Hour?.
The netraj^apen of this city announce
the princu'a deirth with Inverted rules.
and It is safe to ?ay ttf&t even those
who have been active !n ridiculing
Prinoe Henry now recognize the fac:
that ho probably died in an attempt to I
prove that he was not unworthy of the
esteem of her majesty's subjects.
The co urt circular saysof Prince j
Henry's death:
"Tho queen Is most deeply affected at I
seeing her beloved daughter's happy ,
life crushed and In losing a most amebic
and affectionate son-in-law, to
whom she was much devoted."
VO TRACE YET TOVTfD
Of the aiiutDR Howard I*. \ViIktn?on-A
FnJl Description.
Yesterday nothing transpired that
could throw any light on the mysterious
disappearance of Mr. Howard P,
Wilkinson last Friday. Increased activity
by his friends to find a clue to
his whereabouts, dead or alive, has bo
far hnd no rr?ult. A portrait and full
description of him was Bent all over the
country yesterday, and the telegraph
wires have been u?ed freoly; yet no
body has any better idea of the case
than when he went away.
A full description of Mr. Wilkinson,
furnished by hlu family, is /is follows:
Age, forty years; height, G feet 10%
inches; build, spare, face inclined to
be thin; color of hair, light brown, nearly
golden; color of eyes, brown;
color of mustache, sandy; marks on
person, Hoar, rather faint, under left
eye; clothing when last seen, blue serge
suit, with black beaver overcoat; underclothing,
heavy salmon-cciored
wool; plnln white shirt, marked t!.sP.
\V. on tab in front of bosom; No? 7
laced shoe, calf; black "dicer" hat;
gold enameled sleeve buttons, with patent
fastening; plain gold ring on left
hand. He carried a gold watch, fluted
pattern, open face; gold hands; Arabic
Jlgures on dial. No. of movement, 278,Ci22:
make, Vaceron & Constantln; makers'
mark, "made expressly for I. O.
Dillon & Co."; script monogram on
case, "H. P. W."
If any person has any information
which would throw the slightest light
on Mr. Wilkinson's movements he
should communicate with the family
at once. Even the worst intelligence
would tend to relieve their distress.
THE CITOiE50IiraBB8.
The State Society to Meet In thU City Today?The
Programme.
The West Virginia State Association
of civil engineers and architects will
convene in the chamber of the first
btunch of council at 10 o'clock a. m. today.
Janitor Sam Sloan has decorated
and arranged the room in a tray wnicn
mum make o tovorable Impression on
ttie visitors. It presents a very attractive
appearance. A very good attendance
is expected, and the proGramme
for to-day will be a* follows:
Address of welcome by Mayor 23. F.
Caldwell.
B<*spon?e by J. M. Clarke, Kanawha
Fall*.
Minutes of April meeting read.
Report of .secretary ?nd treasurer.
Report of cxocutlve committee.
Report of special committees.
Unfinished business.
New business.
President's annual message.
2:10 p. m.?Discussion: "9anltary
Plumbing and Sewerage/* opened by V.
A. Dunbar, of Parkershurg.
3:80 * p. m.?"Management of Office
Work and tiling of Records," by Otto
Schroll. of Wheeling.
This evening the members and their
frl* nds will visit the Riverside oteel
works, and <be shown over the extensive
plant This feature of the meeting
In looked fomrard to with a great deal
of pleasure,
HOME FOB THE AOED.
The Improvement* Apt Searing Completion?'The
Lo<l>* .'lnnajjm.
At the annual meeting of the West
Virginia Home for Aged and Friendless
Women a board of directors was
elected for the ensuing year. The
'"rrctors are. A. J. Clark, esq.; T>. A.
Cunningham, D. D.; A. B. Rlker. D. D.;
Rev. Jacob Brltlngham, George W.
Atkinson, esq.: George Wise, L. E.
Sands. Myron Hubbard, J. E. Hughes,
8. H. Kaslcy, J. 2i. Vance; T. T. Hutchinson.
J. A. Bell. John Rlheldaffer, Allen
Brock, W. H. Anderson, F. H.
Williams.
On Tuesday evening the board of directors
met and organized. Reports for
the year 18J*5 were received from the
treasurer, board of lady managers, and
bulMing comml'te*.
The extensive Improvements to the
home, comer of Jacob and Thirteenth
streets, are nearlng completion, and
with Its Increased capacity and the
many added comforts secured to Its Inmate*.
the officers and managers feel
that the Influence of this benovolent ln?
stltutlon will be greatly extended.
Several of the new rooms are to be
furnished through the kindness of
friends of the home, and there Is yet
opportunity for others to do likewise.
Tho following ladles were elected
board of managers for 1896: Me sdames
D. A. Cunningham. George B. Caldwell,
J. N. Vance, Ellen Caldwell, John Wagner,
A. J. Ciark, J. F. Paull, H. F. Jones,
J. A. Rell. T. T. Hutchlsson, F. M.
Strong, h- E. Sands, W. F. Stifel.
George Wise, A. C. Egerter. F. II. Wlllinms,
W, H. Anderson. C. N. Hamilton.
A. M. Rice, George K. Wheat, F. Llndeman.
H. C. Caldwell, Elizabeth Allen,
Howard C. Slmpspn, Mlsa Belle MtnA
WONDERFUL CATCH.
Orer Four TUoomuh! PUli Captured At
One Haul of th'e Iklnr.
A most remarkable, catch of fish
was made at New Martinsville on Wednesday
by M. R. Potts. Tho lee had
formed an eddy In the mouth of Rig
Fishing creek, and the eddy was used
as a harbor by the flsh.
Mr. l'otts made one hnul with a
largo celne. and In It he caught over
four thousand fish, ranging frnm ten
pounds downwards. After the flsh had
Wn sorted there remained J.670 flsh
of a marketable r!x\
ThJs Is n ilsh story that Is vouched
for by men of honor, who will swear to
tho truth of it, if necessary,"
Th? place whore thl* haul was made
is noted as bring a harbor for flsh whe n
there Is Ice in the river and at other
tlmt'H a large number have been
caught, but nothing nearly as large as
the one above mentioned, has boon
chronicled in the pnnt.
ConttiiR to Ttorlr Xrikn.
J .ONDON, Jan. 22.?The Chronicle
with reference to the Venesuela (juration
congratulates the Times on the
eajidor and open mlndedness which has
led Into the rational pitth that ttro
great countries ore now pursuing. Tho
Chronicle Uren proceed*:
'j "Only do not let ua deceive ouraelvc?.
ft 1m very plcnuant to rend aurh
spoccluu an Senator Woloott'H, but
Amwlca Is absolutely *olld for arbitration
over Venesuela ond arbitration we
cannot and will not refuso."
Wwithrr PortrnH (hr TimUv.
For We?t Virginia, Rain and easterly
winds.
For Ohio and Western Pennsylvania,
roln or snow; northrnnterl>- wind*.
TKMPKflATPHE YK8TRRDAY
n* furnished by C. Hchmpf. druggist, corr.fr
Market and Fourteenth strovtst
T o. rn *1)3 p. m............... 60
H a. in ?l|7 p. in 47
12 iu 46|Weather?Cirtif'Ule.
UNITED WORKMEN.
The Annual Meeting of (lie West
Virginia Grand Lodge.
IT IS EXTENDED ANOTHER DAY
And trilJ Adjourn thU Afternoon?Proceedings
nt YMtenUf'* Two Seuion*.
The l!%nqurt Lu( Evening *?? ?a Eti1.-1.1.
LV.Inr. _ I'llllltH U'llllMI 111
Exposition of (he New Work of the Order?
Officer* to he Elected To-tlay.
Yesterday was the second day of tho
second annual meeting of the grand
lodge of West Virginia, Ancient Order
of United Workmen. Morning and afternoon
sessions were held, but It was
found Impossible to finish all the business
that was up for consideration and
action, so that another session will be
held this morning and probably one In
the afternoon. Considerable of the
business transacted yesterday was of
interest only to members of the order
I and it not given out for publication.
The most Important and interesting
action taken at the present grand lodge
I meeting was the adoption of the reso?
| lutlon providing for the Issuance of
' $1,000 benefit certificates In nddltion n
those at present In use, which are for
$2,000. The larger part of the morning
session yesterday was devoted to a disj
cuoslon of this change and the predicted
strong opposition was there in force,
but the advocates of the proposed
; change were Just a little more numerous
than the opponents of the measure and
I succeeded In carrying it through. Grand 1
Master Workman McCluskey antiei,
pates that the |l,000 benefit certificates
will be the mpans of largely Increasing
the membership of the order during the
coming year, a condition of affairs that
| is uraircu kciici an; uj uiu uicuiub>b>
I Another Important matter under consideration
wm the recommendation of
measures to bring about an extension of
the order. The situation Is best explained
by the following extract from
the annual report of Grand Master
Workman McCluskey's annual report:
The Xctdn of the Order.
"Under the present system an crganizer
Is sent to a new field, a lodge Is instituted,
the members are started in the
*vork and the organize* ifter a day or
two or a week takes his departure for
new fields, and the lodge, unskilled In
the work, with practically no experience 3
or knowledge of the busing workings
of the order, is left to care for ltnelf,
with possibly once a year a visit from v;
the graid rnc.ter workman, with th
almost certain result that the lodge
stands still or goes backward. The :
system of visitation by lodge deputies I
Vnhesltatlngly pronounce a failure. The
work should be directed from head- .-.-i
quarters end should start at the very
time the organizer is sent to a new fleld.
Every oid should be given him in his
work; public attention should be attracted
to the order in the locality whore
be is working; public meetings should
be called, vyherc an entertainment could .
be provided that would Insure the attendance
of the people; competent 4
speakers to address them, where tho
alms and objects of the order could be
clearly set forth, its flnar.clal cost given . ; '
without error or misrepresentation; in
a word, a thorough advertisement of the .
order be Riven to aid the organiser, and
then, with the lodge fairly organized, vO
the organiser should continue with the \
lodge until it Is fairly on its feet and a. . "i
thorough knowledge of its workings instilled
into its officers. A lodge started flg2|
nn?li?r thouA mnrlitlnnn must succeed _"_'j
and the order grow and prosper In that
locality.
The system of lodge visitation by
means of deputies (>vho are paid only
their expenses and nothing for their
time), as 1 have said, I pronounce unhesitatingly
a failure. A lodge from Its
reports shows that tt Is losing members;
the interest has died out; the order-is
going down hill; the grand master
workman may not have time to visit it,
or if a visit is made, an evening is pass- ,
ed with the few faithful members who j
gather to receive him. or a deputy is ' 1
sent who likewise makes a frifendly call
Some little life may bo stirred up. but
the frreat majority of the members are
absent, and the visit results practically
in no good being done. This system, I
believe, should be radically changed. V
To Revive Interest.
"When the report from a lodge shows
that the Interest is waning and the
lodge going down hill, the grand master \
workman or committee on extension <
should have power to Immediately de- \
tall a special deputy to visit the lodge? . ^
not for a day. but a week or two or three I
if necessary?where ho could wait upon :
its individual members and bring them
out to the lodge meeting, arouse an in- ,
terost among its members and start
them again Into life and action, and if
necessary to help them, call a public
meeting to advertise the order and i
bring It before the people. The expense
of all this should be borne by the grand ;$j
lodge direct, and I believe would be repaid
five-fold in the year by the increase
nl membership. The committee on ex- fc
tension of the order, or grand master
workman.* should have full power and
funds at his or their disposal for this
nnnu\?i> fllwnvu hnirnViw baanlnV
within reasonable bounds in the expenditures.
and consulting with the committee
on finance on to the amounts that
Could be reasonably placed at their die- 1
posal. To sum up the whole: a general \
supervision by means of deputies, com- *;
tnlsalonod expressly for the work and
with reasonable pay for the time employed
; nil cxyensyfl, either for old or
new lodges, to be borne directly by the 3
grand lodge. /
"I reach these conclusions from ray
observation thatifnc one and only need .;
of our great fraternity Is to keep allvo j
the Interest 1n the lodge room work. for \
wherover there Is a live lodge that
shows an interost In the work, that
lodge Is but little troubled with auet- .1
tlons of assessments or other radical
ehnnjrrs lu the plans that hnve been
pursued for twenty-seven years by our :j
order, and fully believing that this In- '))
terest can be kept up In our lodgel by
the plan T have Indicated, I respectfully
ask for It the consideration of your
honornhlo body."
Th? plan suggested by Grand Master
Workman McClurkoy went thnnijrh (
without opposition and wljl accomplish
gratifying results during the ensuing
year.. ' yw
The salaries of grand lodge ofllcero
were Ir.envued, as follows: Qrand master
workman, from nothlnir to 1300;
grond receiver, from llfiO to 8%0: grnnd
medical exomimfr, from SIM to $200;
ernnd recordor. fr im 1800 to 1'fiO.
TIt<? report of ih* commlttfc on laws 2
*\u>talned tho dcclnlona of Grand Master .1
Workman MfcCluakcy during tho pnnt
your, atld waa adopted by tho grand
lodffO.
A:v amendment wn* Introduced njaktnflr
tho chat-nan of the i;rand lodf&
finance committee n member of tho j
itrund hulfff. but wan rejected. - J
Thr mutter of n m'ttlement xvlth the
Jurlixlli'tli.n of lvnnnjlvanta \v?u? refor- ;i
red to the eommlttre oiv finance with
powiv u act. When West Virginia
tablUhcd a Mpafatc JurUdlctlon It was

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