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VOLUME XLY?NUMBER 201. WHEELING, W.vVA? WEDNESDAY. APRIL 14, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.
GOV. PIERPONT,
i Talk Between the Grand Old
Man and Mr. A. W. Campbell.
iv article of rare interest.
History o( Restored Government
of Virginia and West Virginia.
very narrow escape we had.
t Dispatch to Mr. I.lucoln Sent at
a Critical Moment Saved U?.
WHEELING MEN'S TIMELY VISIT.
fa thf Cmtom Hohh anil Governor PltrIMdt'iPraiupl
Action on (lui Eventful
Oaf ?Tlx* Uownior ? the Father of III*
Slate ? III* llevuarkable C?r?tr ? Now
Living at a' Rlp? Old Age In Fairmont,
popular MUundrrttanUliig* lUcaculIng
II,C Manner of tli? Division of tf?* Slate
loritcltd-HUtarr WrlllM by Out
Wha Helped to Make It.
I was recently In the town of Fairmont.
.Marion county, for two days,
hmI :?pent much of the time visiting my
oU frl''nd, Governor Plerpont, now in
hif* flRhty-third year, whom I had not
n-en since my last visit there In the
i .'.nipaign of 1892. His head la a little
whiter, hta face somewhat pa lor, ami he
has lost so mo flesh as compared with
former days, hut he !.? in excellent
health and still enjoys Intellectual and
ji.x lal lift*, and has well retained all Ins
faculties save that of hearing. He does
not come to Wheeling any more since
(?] > completion of the Fairmont arm
Fiturt>urcU branch of the Baltimore Ai
Olito rtfllroad. He takes that shorter
route when he pays his occasional vis- 0
It t- his only daughter, Mrs. Slviter, of
Pittsburgh, ami hence has lost his old c
time touch with his many Wheeling n
friends. a
l was glad to see the "grand old man" ?
..?i more, for such he assuredly la. .
?v< it though he muy not rival the name L
an<l fame of the "grand old man" across b
the seas, to whose genius and learning jj
and statesmanship ail th<* world pays .
tribute. That "grand old man" was
"born Jn the purple." had a rich father
anil married an heiress and a castle. .
and was put in parliament away back d
In 1ST-', and kept there continuously for ?
tu,. generations, attaining In that pe- "
rM the premiership of England four *
times. ?
Hut Fairmont's "grand old man" had ?
no such opportunities. His antecedents *'
in... ne i.?nfoin "the Mhort
ami nlmple annals of the poor." Horn
in a log cabin In Monongalia county, ,
inured to hattl loll from Infancy, re- h
r.'UIng only meagre schooling. going _
to college after he was his own man; v
carrying a ho<! In vacations to work _
his way through; messing with Oor- ?
(;.?n Batelle. of honored memory, at an h
ftjvt'jjso to each of 45 cents per week; v
tc.u hing school and studying law aft.
r he was 26, and yet with all this K
handicap coming to the front as the j
first citizen of West Virginia at the
outset of the war. This was ?n ordeal fo
to test the Quality of a man's make-up.
Mr. Gladstone owes much to nature,
no doubt, but ftUl triors j?-rl>apa to his
opportunities, while Governor Plerpont
ow.-h everything to his own unassisted ^
character and upright life.
Tl?c (irnml ?J|tl Mnu ?( llomr. ,
Pardon the above as an unexpected ti
preface to my call to see the venerable t;
"war governor" of Virginia at his mod- k
est home in the shire town of Marlon 11
iduntj', where he lives among his peo- a
pie universally respited, and looked up a
to by the younger element as was &
Charles Carroll, of Carroilton, la hfs
last days, a* "a venerable tnan who ?
had come down to them from a former
generation." There at Fairmont lives d
the man who was governor of Virginia n
at Wheeling from June, 1SC1. to Juna, K
1*63. and governor of the same corn- "
monwealth at Alexandria. Virginia, 0
from June, 1S63, to aiay, unu yet ngain
governor of that ancient state
nt Richmond from May, IS65, to Janu- A
ary, 1S6S. *
This is a variation of governorship
peculiar to the history of Virginia. Hut "
omparatlvely few people understand ?
how It happened. It Is really a puzzle h
to tho present generation. The aver- 11
nge man at Fairmont, as elsewhere, Q
thinka his eminent fellow-citizen waa ,J
nnce governor of West Virginia, be? n
rause he real/led at Wheelf during v
the formative period of thejf-.w stab*. J*
and took an active part In the series of
volutions that finally resulted in its
admission into the union as a new com- a
monwealth. All over this country I ^
have.as a traveler, ln-en so frequently
ailed upon to explain the unique mo 'tis
operandi of Virginia's reorganixa- 3
tion and West Virginia':} formation that
I feel as if X had been teaching it a? a
i>j eclalty at summer schools.
J'rora my experience I will venture to
sa*' that there are not to-day a dojten r
mombera of Congress who do not regard j,
Wrst Virginia an a revolutionary ?>plsod*
of the war, Irregular in Its char- *
in ter, defective in itn legitimacy, ac- <J
eompllahcd solely under the war pow- t
or, rind as a companion Incident to th* v
(mancipation of the slavis. Indeed
th? average politician will twit you "
when he refers to th<* Incident, as if It "
v/?) a well understood piece of lli'pub- 1
Iican sharp practice, about the Indo. '
feasibility of which the less Hald the rbetter,
which only shown his general '!
want of real knowledge concerning one R
of th?* most important events of Amcr- *
Iran hintory. lvrhnp* It would be well "
rnnugh before I knock at the governor's "
door at Fairmont, In order to hav* notnn
reminiscent conversation with lilin, to "
devote a few paragraphs of this writ- c
in? to the occurrence In his history to 0
wbl' h I am alluding. "
Dunlrl UVlMlfr'* Prophecy In 1*.11, jj
It in now M years since the state of >
Virginia undertook io secede from the r
Amerhan Union. Ah far bacK uh ih&i
Imnlol \\ i bnter \vnrnc 1 VJrjrJnla Jn tho
: iin. mi and most unmistakable tornm
that in the very day In which Hho should
!ii ii( Uii attempt Iter western counties
uoubl arise In their strength and throw
i?fr h"r authority and form an ln<lcj>< u<l"i.i
That KT'-at Ktiiti-Hitiiiit know
than nil the Virginia politicians
l i' together In 18Ct. ll<> rcouottad not
only hlftorirully ami politically but
^' '-graphically. II" knew how unnnturiil.
how mironK'-nlal anil how unprofltaIv.im
the Hiatus of western Virginia
iin<l'-r the rjomlnuncy of the obi
IP- knew or her unKUCCCSSftll ?-rfortH to
obtain jUHtlcc from tho old State. He
kmw bow Phlllti Doddridge and Alex- .
iifl'T Campbell had \vnrn?*?l tho lOnve. |
i">\of t)if jixi jih far l>?< k ax the .
nvcRtion of lni!*j-'30 that thvy wero
llllnjc tip urath m*alnnt tin- day ??f
i.nfj. /{?? know that the ln?fun(rfaf
: i.'lj j;??!< rviaHunn ??f v.<?*l?vn Virginia
CMUniMd on mull I'Mgr, i
\i mmmk'
EX-GOVERNOR F
Th? Father of West .Virginia and War Oov
trio Age of
I mil
?
?? }??
OOlcUHr Kr ported by ?oTiri?mrnt Jo<
KrXct Ofllc?r?. wll
WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 13 ?Tho of
niy news from Che flooded districts re
eived m t the war department this j
torniUK. came from the upper Missouri /jo.
ectlon. The report from the army In- fro
peclor at Grand Forks. N. D., shows
hat the situation there aa far aa the la- gta
orinff element Is concerned, is quite as frc
ad as It was reported to be yesterday fT"
t Moor head. Jftnn.
fv... i ..loprj XI lr follow-J n
"Two hundred famine* have been I
riven from their homes in consequence lu:
f the floods. All the business houses
itii one exception, on? badly flooded. .
'he water I* from six to ten feet deep frt:
n the principal streets. Fifty families, '
omprlsin* two hundred and thirty |h
ouls. ore entirely destitute and in need "
f immediate old. They have lost ev- JJJj:
ryUiing and are without means."
The first application for tents for the
helter of tlie people driven from their
omest by the flood ame to the wor deartment
from Memphis to-day.
The army inspector at Memphis, tele- *w
raphed the department to-day that the
jayor of that city Juid Just uppJW to
im for I he loan of 1!5Q "A" tenta which 2
rere badly needed. cr
Secretary Alger Immediately tele- txv
raphed the depot quartermaster at St.
outs, the nearest pulnt where the tents r"'
ould be had, to ship the required num- rr
- ??? .! '
er in cna.n<- ?*. ? ?? ??= ?*, ** ? ?j?h
3 ?ccure quick delivery. BUJ
ALL HOPE GONE. P*
'irkaborg ILivm llonn?l ?o Go -DlKO?r- at
aging Intform?tl??. or
VICKSBURO. Ml*., April 13.?To-floy Kj
be gauge K'OB 61.30, riae of 4-10 in tw*n- an
>r-four hours, the highest vrator ever
jyovrn Information received to-day is
lost dl?cor*?lng. The line plantation*
. ? . .11 nnilMi wntdr IVUlll "
I lirUliSWICK Ul>! ail uuuvt ...
re wanted swywltere to rescue people
,nd nave live stock. "\
All hope of savin* the levee ho* been re(
bandoned. .
The levee from Delta up to Duck port, a frc
(stance of eight miles, 1* causing much tin
nxlety. It will hold to 52 feet on the inj
auge here, Which will be reachcd In the __
,ext forty^eHcht hours. The Sunflower
nd Deer creek sections are going under jj*'
eeper and deeper. *J?
A dispatch was received to-night from J"
ishwood. La., ns follows: Ash wood, Im.,
.pril 13. via Tnllula, Do.. {?
"The levoee around Davis Island gave
ray nt 11 a. m. to-day. The Island will
e entirely submerged 1n a few more *F]
ours. The -water has fallen here ono 1
nd a half Inches, no doubt j? ronse- r~
uence in many of the houses on the lowwd?
werefleelng from their home* This J?!
lornlnff this portion was covered with
,-ater from one to Ave feet deep. At pres- ' ?
nt the worst ot the flooded district is to
x*ated Just north of North Omaha. x
Many narrow eacapej from.drowning j.e
re recounted, but so far us isicnown no ju
ives were iosu on
SITUATION AT OMAHA.
tlnonrlChanging '? CImmmmI?Million*
of Dollars' Worth of Propcitf In X)?n- "J
Ifr.
OMAHA, Nob., April lS.-The Missouri j
Jvcr ia changing 1U: channel post Oma- *
a. and to doing no threatens to destroy ^
-roperty to tho value of ooveral million fllJ
lollarsj La*t night the rii'er broke ^
broug|i bonk? about a mile above ^
rhen? It left the old channel twenty years Ml
igo, and In to-day running two broatl \,n
tream* across what were yesterday fer- )
lie market gardens. These ?tr?*ain? run d?
nto Florence Lake, a ivllo of a former
ut off. From Florence l^ake the water Vo
ii pouring Into cut off Ink* and It now or
eema only a question of a fen* hours un- j0)
II East Omaha Is moved Into Iowa and be
,11 th?* property Jn Jlne of the ilood I* en
wept a?!ty. nil
The Hrwt break in the bank* occurred .1
ttle m?>r?* than a pilfe abovd tho original j,u
hannel thnt l<>ft Florence Lake In the fn
Id cut "ft ami the water aweepln* down ca
stretch of land that ho* been trona- }? ,
ormcd Into a ?tream 2.000 fe"t wide and j0i
iv.- feet deep. The market tcardeftn of
forth Omaha will be swept awuy. If no
urther dainap* results. the people of
hat motion of th" town nearly all moved fl?
111 laat nlirht and an* busy ift*ttln?r away
heir eff?rtn In final* today, Cutoff Jake <
fillliifC up rapidly and may noon oyerlow.
gwecplnic down throUKh the upper
Allroud yards and extenflve factory hn
danta I" thf north lx?tt<>ni?. lteporl* nil
n'l" ll|' %fl" J ' * CI .1/1- rilMIUfliflHlJl ?>> ? -v r(1|
? likely ttie extennlv* damage now
hreatened will lw averted. Hhoilld the wc
Ivor complete the oht off It haw threaten- tw
(I. KiiKt Omaha with extatialve fnrt?.ry ha
Junta, Including tin* gr?at Carter Whit# TT
,??ad Worka, will be moV(d Into Towa sc?*i
iii<1 the I1.UOO.OOO bridge of the Kant d?mi:
i ha Terminal f'ompaar will be I eft u\>
,?tom a alonfh while the thoumnda of 'I
foliar* expanded by the government In Ini
rutectlng the banka of the river along wn
he gre-at liend will have been waated on rol
rut off" lnk#\ thi
Piling and boartla and bag* of Kind, by
ild hay nnd atone* Are being fed to tho ho.
nngry maw or tho IHg Muddy fn Otna- IX
\n In an effort to nwtraln tho manlfcat po
a tent Jon of that erratic atreajn to ro- hl<
1ERP0NT,
?rnor of Virginia, as Ho Appears at
ft.
n? <ho channel abandoned twenty
ira airo. At nightfall It looked like thf
on mi*ht Kuoceeu. liut nil Itope l;
Iged abrtut the proviso* that the rlvej
ifs not rise any higher, tlrnt a norti
ad does not blow, and most un cert air,
all, that the break In the bank abovt
jrenoe I*ake is not eo bad as the overwing
water indicates.
Cast Omaha and North Omaha ar<
Hied by tho waters that urr rushing
?m tho over-full Missouri river. Th<
tldents flee for their lives, leaving theii
wessons behind. The boui?ea arc
nchror in the flood, imbm^rged in water
one to Ave feet deep. Fields ol
ibi and fences disappear beneath the
rfaco of the water and the tret* nc
jcer show any trunks.
*wr> <fnyn n*o the water crept over tlw
> of the bank In the bend of the rlvei
it below Florence. It came slowly at
?t. but It found easier paam<?e on tlnu
nt by. Etarijr ywtariay afternoon th<
ce became realstabla. A m"ea* bolt
j? dux In the shore. A fisherman's hui
it appeared to block the way was torn
l bodily and swallowed up by the river
e water ha*in* choren and made W
th, poured alonir It onto the bottoms oi
ith. The speed of the flood wai
3hi. At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoor
?rth Omaha waa surrounded ou
en with dry land.
Situation mi Helena.
LfKMPHIA Tenn.. April 13.?The rlrat
Helena Is 6* olinlntt at he rate of
o-tenths of a foot dally. Tha refu
m are flocking into HelenA by every
at. A relief committee reports that
00 people arc dependent upon aid.
iree thousand collar* weekly was the
rn decided upon to take core of these
ople. Captain Nolty, of the steamer
tan, reports 43 refugees at Modoc; 8(
Avenue; 40 at Daw sons; 45 at LowLudlow;
Jft4 at Ferguson, and luo at
lowlton. The majority of these unrtunatQ
people aro camped on bargei
d have ben supplied from Helena.
THE OREGON AQRODKD
kill* Approaching Iler Dock-Dmnt|<
Not Known.
VABinXOTON.D. C.,April 11-Won!
iched the navy department to-day
un Commander Whiting in charge ol
i? Pugct Sound naval station. Wash
ton. that the battleship Oregon, hat!
ounded whll? approaching the docli
o which flhe wm about to go to hav?
r bottom scraped ?nd painted. Th?
ipatch added th.it the vessel had beni
imes or ribs, and bottom plating 1r
? vicinity of the forward turret, but
iid i\ot In any other way indtcat<
letherthe damage austalned had beer
rlotw. This will be determined by i
jrouRh Investigation which Secretarj
iug has ordered to be inade by nava
istructor who was the govern
?nt representative at the Union lror
>rks at San Franclnoo and who hat
en Bent to Puget Sound with a pans
men from the Mare ItOund navy yart
scrape and paint the vessel,
Jhe was in eomrhand of Captain Bar
r, who had Just been relieved frotr
ty at the Mare Island yard and Wttf
his first voyage oi? the Oregon.
LIGHT VOTE POLLED
Jrrfr Tom Klfclhll>-N*fantl
prtnf Vol* Hill Htcmmrr by ? Co*rl
MaUi.
JEW YORK. April IS?As a result ol
Jeclslon of the supreme court handed
wn a Jew days ago declaring uncontullonol
the election lawn passed bj
o legislature lajtt spring, munlclpa
etlons which should have been held lr
ircli were hold to-dayi In n large num
rot cities and towns to New England
noomDicta returns show more or lesi
iraocratlo Bain throughout tho state
lore Wan little excitement and a llgh
. . il,..I In Patpri/tn Xnu'iirlt
ip niu? iiuiiw ?? *
anire, Kllttbeth. Hobokcn and Now
rsey oity, la r*?e Democratic #jaln?? havi
en made find a majority of the Demoitlo
candidate ciooted. At Trentor
d Rahw?y tho RepubHcan^ have electtheir
iKimlhee* for the principal onice?
,t have iaft ground Jn ih?? boards o;
>eholders. At Camden the Republlnw
were alio nuccoiaful. electing th?
lid* of the ticket and holding the malty
of the hoard of aldermen.
DESPERATE BATTLE
ifwern Po'*? ???* Three Ilob)?r? ?'
Wllaoti. III.
2HICAQ0, April 13.?At Wilson, ?
mil town on Dip Chicago & EflHtern II
lax. ft poase of twenly-flvo cltlzene las
(ht fotifht a pitched battle with threi
hl/'T-'. M>on I 1 o'clock t ho towr
itchrnan while making hie round# paw
o men nl work on the r.afe In the towr
nk while another robber ntood oulalde
ie oflb ?-r ni once arointed *ih many cltl
hh us |ur54?lhle. The robber* meantime
camped, leaving their tool* eeutterei
out*the bank.
Pho pouic Htart'tl In purmilf and com(
In mIrIii of the trio opened lire, whlcl
15 fimtnnti/ returned. Hoon otw,>f th<
l)l>? r* fell, but h<- nro?e again and th(
ree deMperrtdoo* plunged Into the nf.tr.
wood, l,nter. two of the robberx wen
>n alighting from a freight tmiii n
Moti. *crer?J mile* north. It J? jiup
?. d the third man U either dead \>i
unK in inu wowua uauiy, nuuuueu
EASTERN CRISIS I
( rowing More Dangerous as Developments
Occur.
ENTHUSIASM OF THE GREEKS
As Gmt m Br?, and th? War Vatllag is
111**-'Tka Oatb-Boaad IkxUty (U?t la
Pnriif Baeh a FiwirM Ftetor, Said
lo Han Miabtri and S/mpitltlMn
Amonf Omk Ofloeni-Imcakn Pn?
par lac for aa Invasloa thai will Cat
Comaiaalcatloa BKwaa Tarklah DU
villous. 4
Amurvo a?hi n-/Phi? frontier sit
uatlon la developing slowly tor two rea.
ton In tho flr*t place bad weather,
rain and bitterly cold winds, have made
campaigning In the mountainous districts
anything but a picnic, and lias
retarded all movement*. In the tecond
place, Intentional or otherwise, all
despatches are being considerably de
layed, a not unusual occurrence nnn
the beginning ot the present crisis. But.
If the development l? alow. It la none the
less menacing. and-an open outbreak of
hostilities or a backdown on the part of
one or both of the countries most InIt-rested
cannot be modi longer delayed,
as the strain of maintaining armies
of about 100,000 men each In the Held Is
being felt with Increasing severity by
both Turkey and Greece, so that a dcc- |
laratlon of war would bo welcomed by
either aide with a feeling of relief.
Here and at Constantinople there are
dally prolonged meetings ot the councils
of ministers, and it Is generally recognized
that there must be a decided
rhangu before long. Both Greece and
Turkey are trying to avoid. If possible,
being classed as the aggressor In the
' conflict which Is apparently lmp"w!lmr.
> KlWaMurhniMVI I
ana ior mis ica.w? ??/
the greatest caution. The Gr?ek national
leatfuo, or Bthnlke Hetlrio, is no
party to tills attltudo of the government.
and tins already poshed forward
a force of 3.000 'irregulars, well armed
and equipped, accompanied by an ample
comralBsarlat corps, through tUo'
centre of the Turkish lines, with the
two-fold object of cutting off communication
between tho Turkish headquarter*
In Macedonia, at Elaraona. where
Edhem Pasha la In command, and the
Turkish headquarters In Albania, at Janlna,
where Hakld Paah Is In command,
and of getting In the rear of the Turks,
raising Macedonia against the rule of
the sultan and forming bands of ir'
_h? will harass the Turkish
rear while the regular Greek army does
; the real fighting in front. In spite oC
; nil official denials nobody doubt* that
; the Greek officials were fully cognizant
of the movement of the Ethnike He1
fairJa, which has been openly prepared
1 for and freely dlscussied for a long time.
' It is an open secret here that by the
! end of the present week at leust 30,000
: Greek "irregulars" will be in Macedo'
nin, Albania and Eplrus, having been
L under the pretense of maintaining
* VOl'fl'BJUtns quo in obedlene* ia the representations
of the powers.
The Turkish minister at Athens yes.
terday called the attention of 2kL Skouses.
the Greek minister of foreign
attaint, to the departure from Greece
of further "irregular" forces into Macedonia,
complaining of their being
able to 'evade" the Gt*eek troops. The
reply which was received was similar
( to the one previously made by tho
Greek premier, M. Delyauln. namely
, that Greece might maks the samt; comi
plaint as to the vigilance of the Turk
teh troops, "unless tnere *>ns a pu*i???tlun
of connivance between the two arWTlie
next Important move which will
be hoard will bo from the Gre?k headquarters
at Arta, where the banks and
principal stores. etc., are closing and
removing into the Intorlor, and every
, othor precaution possible la belns made
to get out of harm's way before the
. war begins In earnest.
Urevk Oor*rnment'?
At Arta, It 1* well known- hero, a
r force of about 2,000 men organised by
" the Ethnlke Hetalrla.hos either start 1
ed for Turkish territory or Is making
i the final preparations for so doing. This
. body *111 be divided Into six separate
| detachments, each ably directed and
t having a separate destination with the
i view ot raising the nag of tne cross in
t a certain locality, Increasing Its num
bera aa much ns possible, and harassing
, the roar of tire Turkish force which will
i bo directed from Jonlna ngolnst tho
- Greek regulars who will ope 'e
1 :iRainAt the Turks from Arta, The
Greek government has given "strict orI
ders to slop the departure of this force
I ot "Irregulari!," but. It Is seml-ofllclally
: explained, tho Greek commander at Ar1
ta. Colonel Manos. is "unable to "spare
men" to do so. The Kthnlke Hetalrta
probably counts him among Its devoted
i members, un It does nearly all the omi
cers In the Greek army, and the colonel
can lie counted upon not to Interfere
with the carefully prepared plana of tho
national league, which will mnk?
Greece a conntry worthy of Its glorious
1 traditions or perish. bravely struggling
i to tho last In Its efforts to bring nbout
a realization of the dream for which its
r member* have been sworn to sacrifice
. their lives and all their belongings, if
need be.
The (jrecks position in the vicinity of
r Arta are much stronger than th<*?e or the
i Turks, who. owing to the recent heavy
rains and bad roads, will have much dlf1
flculty in communicating with their base
of supplies nt Janina. even If the Greek
. "irregulars" are not in their rear for the
' purpose of preventing them from so doing.
l Tho Greeks ore able to reach Arta,
. from Athens, in twenty-four hour*, givr
ing them n fine tmse of supplies. ??n im
m,.nw juIvji mi jure In a campaign such as
the one planned by the Or.-.* lenders,
i The volunteers from this city have al
ready reached Arfa. iind more are on
? their way there. It Is the Intention ?>f
f the preoka when nil Ifl ready, to attack
- and capturirJanlna. which according to
? the treaty of Berlin, rightfully belong*
to Greece.
Another llniil.
Finally another force or Irregulara'' is
preparing to cut ofT the Turkish commu?
nUntlon* With Snlonien. from where the
Turk* at Klniieona derive their supplies.
t If the attempt Is miccessful the three
Turkish army dtvlf Ions. the eairterii, near
" Snlonlca, the central tu Elaseona, and the
1 a stern ?it Jonhm. In addition t<? the
? army corps at Greveno, will be cut off
, from oommunioAtlon with e:ieh other, in
;i (1111t lull, tin' nnrn ii>?i iw
r make thing* lively. ??ff flalonlca in order
i to prevent the lunAlnlf; of any mippllea
. there.
A atrong Ureek lied Is off Arta. r.-ady
f f?> rentier <'ff?>ctlve aervJr* in t)mt dUvr1
lion. Another <ire-k ilivt 1m ?iIY the inland
of Bklathos. prepared to wtrlke at
- H&lonlra: another Qrcek fleet l:i off the
) Inland of Skyvo, prepared lo attack the
Turk l.< h Wand* In !)> Ag?an ?ea.
Wh?*n the communication* of the
Turklflh division ut Janlna are cut off It*
j>o"K("ii will l>e precarlou# specially In
t thi* ?vent of a rhlng of the Albanians In
l Mi* ri'iir. wiiicn wi?- on.? nun
r I vh? Ethnlkft HKulrUi has In view.
I A tilKiiiUcunt fuel, pointing to the way
tho wind 1?? blowing, I* that the Greek
j government has telegraphed to Colonel
| Bertbes, who has promised to bring with
Mm 2,000 Italian volunteers, telling him
1 to hold hJm.u.'lf and his men In readiness
to come here at any moment. C
I All tho Greek deputies have been summoned
to attend the next meeting of the
l?ouI, when an Important pronunclament
is expected,
I The powers, however, are Rtlll trying to \
| avert war, with little prospect of success.
thiToreex flah t
Alleged to b? co Mtlr Up* HtlNllbK is
Maetdoala. m
LONDON, April 33.?A special dispatch
from Constantinople alleges that
the Greek plan is to stir up a rebellion In
| Macedonia, to blockade Sulonlca and to
attack Prevosa (the town on the Turkish
side of the entrance of the Gulf of Arta)
I and Smyrna by sen. aa well as to endeavor
to furoe the passage of tho Dardanelles
with tho torpedo division of the
ureal nw, a
Edhem Pasha, the Turktsh com mander-ln-uhlef
In Macedonia, the dispatch o
adds, hall reported to his truvcrnment t
that the Greek Insurgents atKked the (
Turlft simultaneously at nine different
points. Ho further sayj they were speedlly
surrounded, that several prisoners c
were taken, and that the latter have Seen f
sent to Salonlca. t
He concludes with matins mat the loss
of the Insurgents was heavy and that of
the Turks trilling. c
AlrtrtRnillanlwnl (Jratkl, '
CANEA, April 13.?While fifty Turk- (
lsU soldiers were landing to reinforce ,
the forts at Klssamo, the a reeks flred (
on tho boat Bevernl shots struck the .,
Austrian boat, which was assisting, f
whereupon two Austrian and one Turk- f
Jsii gunbout Doznuaruca ana repuiseu j
them. * f
It Is said that the Cretans recently B
impaled outside the fort a Turkish t
non-commissioned officer whom they
hod captured. c
The Inradcri ilfitirn.
TIUKHALA. April 13.-10 p. m.-The ?
Insurgent bands have returned to Greek <
territory with the exception of one or two t
which are composed of only a small nurn- n
ber. c
COLOSSAL SCHEME
Sb Deframd Life Insurance Comffante* tojr
Pittsburgh Man?Coufeued on Iletng
Arrmicd. |
PITTSBUHGH, Pa., April 11?A col- i
lossal attempt at insurance swindling I
was unearthed to-day when C. Lin- c
wood "Woods, of C. L. Woods & Co., t
'?I ?- - In Via Afll/<a In I
uuurvcip, nus uucsicu *? umv- ...
the Park building. The Information c
was made by C. F. Harper, chief of the
revision department of the Mutual Reserve
Fund Life Association of New
York, charging Wood with procuring
policies with intent to defraud.
When Woods was confronted by the
arresting oRlcer he fell in a dead faint.
On recoverey lie acknowledged that he
was "treed." and wns committed to
Jail In 15.000 hail. Later ho made a
written confession, In which he gives
tho details of his scheme. Ho says
that with a former agent of the Mutual
Reserve, be entered into a conspiracy
to defraud. His mode of procedure was
to insert advertisements in the local
papers for old men to act as collectors.
He'.vould ask the applicant for bond,
but kindly waived the bond If the applicant
would sign an application for
insurance on his life. This was gener*
ally sefiurcd, and then Woods would t
Kei some irrespoasitne man m m&h ? *
promissory noto to the "Woods & Com- a
jiany bunking firm. filled out "with r
amounts ranging from $10,000 to 515,000, t
?o that consideration, for the Insurance \
policy at death ut could be claimed to C
be the debt established by the note. u
It is not known as yet how the &ppll? v
cants passed the medical examination, c
In "Woods* desk were found sixty-five i
rollcies, with himself as beneficiary, (i
nggregatlny; $200,000, Wood had poll- 1
clef on the lives of his brother and sis- j
ter and his fiancee. The other policies I
wore all of men over 00 years of ape, c
and "Woods stood to realise a goodly ?
sum in the near future. Fortunately r
for the companies, the many policies \
With Woods as beneficiary aroused sus- >
piclon. The arrest was made before ti
any losses were paid.
WHOLESALE BRIBERY. g
Damaging Evidence Against Member* of \
the Kansas I?f?Ulatnrr. v
TOPEKA, Kas.. April 13.?Much addl- r
tional evidence of boodllng was devel- c
oped at to-day's session of the legisla- J
tive bribery investigating committee. A e
law giving the county power to lmprls- I
on witnesses who refuse to answer I
questions was unearthed and used with j!
effect.
B C. Wrlp, speaker pro tem of the 0
legislature, testified that ho had notic- u
ei several members making mysterious
visits to the second floor of his hotel.
He accosted Davis, of "Wilson county, ns
he ascended the stairs one day and
Davis told him he had been Invited to
wupport the Hackney amendment, and
that If he should do so there was some
money In It for him. Davis ?Ud he had
declined the offer. Davis mild that
Frank Strickland, of Wyandotte, had
come after him. Strickland, witness
s.il'J. was reputed to l)*r "handled" by
li. P. Waggoner, who had rooms on the
second iloor.
Evan McCarthy, a house page, paid
that he had carried notes from members
of the house lo u man named Wilson.
He read two of the note**, one was to
Representative Foley, in which witness
declared Wilson ask?'d Foley not to ?upport
the text book Mil. In a note to another
member was written: "Keep your
forces In line."
M. W. Mead, of Paola. said that C. It.
Walters, of Labette county, told him he
hod received $100 for opposing a certain
bill and that he was to receive $500
more. At th?? close of the session, h?
exhibited $1,000, which# he said, he had
made during the session.
TELEGRAPHIC BBIEF8.
Ex-Senator Edmunds. E. .T. Phelps 0
mid Jame-s C. Carter advise th* Joint 0
Traffic Association mm mo hsihjckuioh ?
Is legal. n
Ex-Vice President Stevenson says lie
will accept the appointment as one of
th?? loners on International bimetallism.
0
Wllber Boyden, cT Mlddlesburs;. Kv.. .
who nhot and killed Thomas Harden, u
the betrayer ??r his (Bayden's) sister, c
was captured by lloyd<'n'n /rienda and ?
lynched. "
President McKinley has been Invit.- l *
lO HIU'IKI Hi'- i I'uiirwcr vrim urn 11
opening. in cam lie la unable to go, he "
will -*<"1 the machinery Ir* motion by 11
touching an electric button at the whin?
house.
Tn?nRur?'r Spnldlnf, ??f the bwril ?>f V
trunto^-H ??f tin* University of llllnoln. ?
who ml9 expected to ?< before the
mooting ??f the board yesterday and rx '
j.In In iIh* disappearance of ?h>* unlvor- f(
Kity fntvh. entrusted to hi* keeping,fallimI
to put In an appearance.
TO sell qulekly. we ofTor ? nice Kran- ?
loh A liach upright pUno at ;i bargain. u
fa* beta uin. but h in 'ho bost of v
condition. F. W. BAUMBR CO. u
JEFFERSON DAY
xlebrnted by Democrat* Who
Have Ignored His Teaching*.
I'M. J. BRYAN AT WASHINGTON.
iMpond* to th? Toast to ibi XUpadd
F?(l??r of Ills Parlf-OiooUieef f?ttaction
and th? Gold IIaiuUm, Iftaor'?
tha BVatf ?> < JaffarM* ?U ? Pt?.
tcctiontat and tor m Hoawt Dollar?A
"ttlmpltalljr Uamq??f im which Ha.
pie C?mp?lgn Bptich w> HifciihWi /
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 11?The
no hundred and fifty-fourth annlvsrcry
of Jefferson's birthday was celsratcd
to-night at the Metropolitan hob1
by u subscription dinner, given unier
the auspices of the Nailonal AssoJatJon
of Democratic Clubs. The first
elebration of the anniversary of JeCerson's
birth occurred at the same hoselry,
then known as the "Indian
Jueen." Jackson was the guest of honr
and the occasion was made metnoribJo
by the presence of Vice President
ohn C. Calhoun, and other Democratic
>aders of that day. To-night William J.
iryan. of Nebraska, the late Democratc
candidate for President, was the
;ucst of honor. Covers were laid tor two
luntred and many were denied scats
or want of space at the tables. Mr.
? iivwMi ?hn rlnrht of
Joveraor Cbuuncey p. Black, of Pennylvanla,
the president of th? ajsoci*ion.*
Mr. Jinan was greeted with a hearty,
beer as he entered the hall.
The dinner begin promptly at eight
'clock, on orchestra playing Rational
?irs, blended with southern melodies to \
onform In simplicity to the spirit of
he dinner. Tho toasts were proposed
ind briefly responded ltd,- accept in the
ase of .Mr. Bryan, who spoke at length
o the toast "Thomas Jtffmon."
nr. II+yau'tTalk. ,
Mr. Bryan said in part:
"The Democratic party is strong just
n proportion us it proves true to the
cachings of its great founder. It is the 7
nission of the Democratic party to
rystalllze into legislation the prjnci>les
which he taught.
"The party applies Democratic prinliples
to the issues which- 'arise from
ime to time. For many years the tar- .
ff question was the paramount issue
md the party took a more advanced po- _
itlon each year until 1S92, when it de
lared itself In favor of a policy wmca
ncant substantially a tariff for revelue
only. But the President elected at
hat time, instead of proceeding to cary
out that portion of tho platform,
breed upon public attention an issue
vhlch had up to that time been conIdered
secondary. Mr. Cleveland, mora
han any other one person in this nalon,
is responsible for the prominent
Kisltion which the money question now
ecupies. It was his determination to
complete the demonetization of silver
tnd make the gold standard perpetual,
hut aroused the masses of the United
States to active resistance. The Strugs
rle for supremacy between the gold
standard and bi-metallJsm was recoglized
as a contest between the money
tower and the common people. t
"The explicit declaration In favor of
ree and unlimited coinage at 16 to 1
rithout waiting for the aid or consent
f any other nation,* was made necessa*
y by tho attempt of certain public men
o evade preceding platforms. The
arty struggle which culminated In the
Chicago convention, of necessity alien*
* - >"* Tho TMLTtV
.i?*u u y*jIIIVM ui ?uv? )> *. v.
ras placed In the position where it WM
ompelled to endorse the financial polcy
of the President or adhero to th?
Icctrines and traditions of the party.
The position taken by the Democratic
arty in 1696 will not be surrendered*
f you doubt the permanency of tht
:hlcago platform as a party creed* go ?
imonff the rank and file of the party
ind measure the teal and enthusiasm
vhlch that platform has aroused, and
ou will realize the Impossibility ot
nuking a backward step.
The Old Soui;.
"True, the present administration U
eeklng to turn public attention to tha
arifC question, but if our reasoning is
fell founded, an increase of taxes can*
ot restore prosperity to the producers
f wealth. If the Dlngley bill bring!
;eneral and permanent prosperity, tht
democratic party will not be In a po*
ltlon to win a contest by opposing it
f. on the other hand, the Pingley bJU
iroves a disappointment to those who
idvocate It, our position or i?w win oo
trengtbened and public attention will
to rlvetted upon the fact that the cause
f financial depression is to be found III
iur monetary system.
"There is much in recent events to
ncourage the followers of Thomas
effcrton. The spring elections lndlate
u growing sentiment along: the
tnes of the Chicago platform. In fact, *
he elections which have taken plact,
how so great a gain that the Republian
party may now be considered a mllority
party. It has but one hope to
scape from the wrath to come, and
hat is to secure bl-metalllsm by international
agreement before the people of
he nation have another opportunity to
peak at the polls. While we who beleve
In independent bl-metalllsm genroll
y regard an international agreement
as neither necessary nor possible,
ire may well hope for success to anyi-ho
may make the attempt to secure
orelgn assistance. If our opponents
ucceed In opening the mints of other
mtloits. as well as their own mints, ws
hall rejoice, because the condition of
he people will bo Improved and they
rill he aide to proceed with other re- ?
nedlal legislation. If, however, ths
tepubllcan party, after pledging Itself
t? secure International bl-inetalllsm,
Inds It impossible to fulfill that pledge,
is expressed preference for a double
tandanl will rise up to condemn it. If
t attempt to continue longer the evils
f the gold standard." ?
Aftor the set toasts had been reapondd
to there were many impromptu
peeohes and It was hours after raldilght
before the ditiuer broke up.
They Think Th?t Tl?ey think.
WASHINGTON. April J3 ?An address
n "The situation and the course that
uty points" has been issued by a Joint
aucus of Populist nenators and conrawinon.
The address declares that
over in the history of the party ha* |
here neon nucn cause ior m*im ?? ????*
art of (ho?*' who aro nooklnjr reform#
lon? financial nnd industrial lines as at
In* present time.
Wratltcr Korcnit ftir To-day.
Vor West Ylrwlnln, showers; clearing
ivdnoulay afternoon; colder; louthwMl*
iIv wind*. WomlnK northwesterly.
For WcHiorn Pennsylvania ena Ohio,
iln In tho mornlDK: oVarln* Wednesday; ' a
nhii'r; westerly ^Ind*, diminishing In
sree,
Trmpfnilarf.
Tho temperature yesterday n* observed
y <' Frhnepr. .iniicKlft. corner Jtfarket
nd Fourteenth Htr*ct*. was as followa:
; u. m i'l I .1 p. 71
i * m T y. m (S
: in % TO I W onther?Chang'la.

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