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LARCE8T CIRCULATION njmrO I Tfl J in CmtralWett Virginia rflbES I 1U 4. | (Telegram. D??oted to Praotioal Information, gome flews, Pure Politios, and tbe Development of West Virginia's Resources VOL. XXXIL-NO. 45. CLARKSBURG. W. VA., SEPTEMBER 22. 1893. WHOLE NO. 1709 DEMOCRACY COMING IN OUT 0' THE WET ! OH HOW FUNNY ! Governor MoCorkle and Other West Virginia Democrat* I'rar for Protection.--Lord Safe Ui.?The Reenter Telia It Too.?Tom Reed Wants a Few More Such Democrats. Free Coal not la It Washington, D. C., Sept. 21. Nearly one hundred representa tives of the bituminous coal in terest of West Virginia, Mary land, Virginia and Pennsylvania, crowded the room of the Ways and Means Committee this after noon. They had gathered to urge the committee to retain the present duty of 75 cents a ton on bitumin ous coal, which they claimed was but about one-half the average rate imposed on other articles by tbe present law. The West Virginia delegation was the largest in attendance and headed by ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, Gov. MacCorkle and Mr. Erskine Miller, of New River, all of whom made addresses. Ex-Senator Davis, of West Vir ginia, was the first speaker. He said if there was any change to be made in the tariff rates on bituminous coal, he should pre fer to have them raised. He as serted that 96 per cent, of the value of coal is labor, and if coal is placed on the free list laborers must stand a decrease in wages and railroad companies must get less for transportation. CoL Lamb, representing large West Virginia coal interests, said that 1,300,000,000 tons of coal were mined in the United States last year, which was sold at 75 cents less per ton than the consumers could possibly have procured it if there hal been no protective tariff. Mr. W. D. L. Walbridge repre sented the Cumberland region. He said >33.000,000 are invested and 10.000 men are employed in that region. The output this year will be 3,500,000 tons. A reduction of the duty would mean the paralysis of this industry. GOV. M'CORKLE, ' ? of West Virginia, said he was not a mine owner, but the Gover nor of a State that had 16,000 square miles of coal area, and is just in the beginning of progress. The Governor eloquently spoke of the natural advantages of his State, and made an earnest plea for the retention of the duty on coal. He said he wanted protec tion for the greatest industry of his State. When the Governor had finish ed Mr. Tarsney asked : "When were you elected Gover nor of West Virginia?" "Last November." "The platform upon which you were elected was for a reduc tion of duties, was it not ?" "Yes sir." "Then why are you advocating protection ?" "I do not believe in a tariff ? which gives four or five times as high a protection to one industry 48 another. We are great pro ducers of coal, and I think we 0nght to be protected." Mr. Reed told the Governor he thoroughly agreed with him. but he would Mke to have his assist *nce in bringing the Democratic members of the committee to the understanding of the ques tion as he (MacCorkle) seemed i? have, Mr. Reed said he had ? vain attempted to explain to 'he Democratic members the allaey 0f their position, but *"h the assistance of a Demo cJ^lir governor elected on a "ewocratic platform he might Hy accomplish his purpose. he appealed the Governor to aid him in asked tadustrr he^68t Virginia coal ?n m 7" and said ^ turn he P DarthnfU,m0r?US ?"??'<? on the Part of toe ex-Speaker caused c^merrimeDt aQdthe Dem? aZC8?Vern0r-Wh0 had advo . Pr?tection so eloquently Mr u-nid great lau?ht0r. '' Mr. Miller, of West Virginia Sfid!^ f?r Protection to the coal industries, after which the committee adjourned until ten o^lockto-morrow-/^, The Cherokee Und?. kee Str^^f 16 the Chero" kee Mnp, 5, mito> wide &Qd 1M lies long, containing 8,000 000 fibres, was thrown open C'Z ement. It is the most fertile wasVhVla8 territory- and was the largest body 0f purely agricultural lands in America still unsettled. This territory is about the last government land to be open for setUement. Some parts in the Indian Territory and the Sioux Reservation yet remain, but it is oubtful if the Indians can be in duced to part with their title. Uncle Sam's territory is now practically full, unle8s SQme means of irrigating the great American desert shall be dis covered and adopted. Abou t 80,000 people desperate ly rushing for a strip of land that could not accommodate more than half the number was the spectacle presented on the opening of the Cherokee 6trip. We are told that most of the land is treeless and waterless and prarie flres have burned up every vestige of grass. There is nothing in the whole of the land for which the race was made that will afford even par tial support to the settlers for months to come. Many of those who have se cured their claims will fall easy prey to the speculators, who will go about at their leisure and buy choice claims and choice town lots of starved-out and disap pointed boomers, for a song. What "They" Saj. The silver toilet ware is no longer the correct caper,but that every girl who knows what is what is making a collection of brushes, mirrors and toilet boxes of old yellow ivory. That silk petticoats, however dainty, are to be superseded by fine linen and lace-trimmed lawn for house and carriage wear. That gloves and shoes to be thoroughly nice must fit easily, without pinching. "That "stays" is now the proper way to speak of them. That the girl anglomanic wears "boots" and "coats" and "petti coats" instead of shoes, and jackets and skirts; "nibs" instead of bathes; never telegraphs, but "wires," and says -I fancy," but under no circumstances "I guess." That souvenir spoon collectors are a trifle tiresome. That the ice cream habit is now regarded as a feminine vice and should be discouraged. That college pins and club in signia were never intended as a decoration for the feminine cor sage and our decidedly outre. That the excessivs use of per fume is in bad taste, but that handkerchiefs and fans kept in sachet cases are extremely dainty and desirable. i . ? Dlapp & Co., a New York firm, place the* world's wheat crop this year at 2,229,080,000 bushels. agairst 2,207.739,000 bushels last year, and 2,295,800 bushels the year before. The aggregate home needs are placed at 2,260. 000,000 bushels, leaving a deficit of only 80,820,000 bushels. A BEAUTIFUL STORY Of Governor MoKinley's Home Life. A brief acquaintance with Governor McKinley during his sojourn at the home of Judjto Goff, of this city, two years ago first brought to our knowledge the real grandeur of the great statesman. What most impress ed us was his devotion to Mrs. McKinley. And in this connec tion wo publish a statement from a lady of prominence who is in timately acquainted with the home life of Mr. and Mrs. Mc Kinley. She says : "I have known Governor Mc Kinley and his wife for years. It is now over twenty years since he was first in Congress. Dur ing many of these years Mrs. McKinley has been very much of an invalid. With all the demands on his time, and with all the hun dreds to pull him this way and that, ne^er once has his first thought not been of her. "I have lived in Washington when his dnties have been there. They have always made the Eb bltt House their home. "When he went away from her forany time it would be with four or five kisses, and with the most explicit instructions to the maid or nurse not to leave her side until his return. "During that anxious time when he was drafting the famous tariff bill he worked sixteen hours a day. Mrs. McKinley was in Philadelphia under the care of a physician. At the end of the week she had had twenty one letters and I don't know how many telegrams. He wrote her then, as he always does, when separated, three letters a day. She received one in the afternoon and two at the breakfast table. While scores of men were hovering over and around him and that ?bill' he would scratch off a few lines to her, call a boy to mail it and go on with the pressing business. "When he is traveling he sends atelegramaboutevery two hours, or at every station where the train stops long enough. "Mrs. McKlnley's devotion to him |s no less than his to her. Her face is aglow with love light all the time. "When the financial troubles' came to Major McKinley she was in New York for medical treatment. She telegraphed him to take and use all of her proper ty as his own to help him out of the difficulties, and she started immediately for home. When she arrived her friend# and his friends were there to meet her, and to advise her not to give up her property. They told her that she was an invalid and mnst have the necessary comforts. "I will never forget the look that came into her face. It was simply divine. She said : "What! Keep my property and my husband in trouble ? It is the happiest moment of my life that I can do something for him. All these years I have been a dead weight around his neck. He has nursed me as no mother has' ever nursed a chil J. He has helped me to bear pain when physicians have failed. He has thought of me first ic every thing, and do you think now that I would hold anything back ? Not one cent He must use it. He can always take care of me, and I am so happy to do some thing for him. She is as grand in her woman hood as he is in his manhood. Every one who knows them know of their ideal life. They have had sorrows, which they have shared together, but their love for each other makes U.is earth a heaven for them." One day while Mr. McKinley, Judge Golf and aome other Clarksburg gentlemen were con verting in Judge GofTs library, a paper was brought in (I think it was Dr. Matt Holt's Weston tieimbtican) which contained the following : The roee it red. The violet's bine? Bngmr in sweet And MoKinley is too. The Governor read the article and laughed heartily, saying he must have the paper to send to Mrs. McKinley. I believe that was the fourth time he had either mailed or telegraphed her some message that day. UESKRAL LBW WALLACE. Just now people in literary circles are having much to say about Gen. Low Wallace and his writings. Whetbor his new book will prove to be as popular as "Ben Hur" remains to be seen. But the indications are that it will be given a wide circulation. I had the honor of being paired off with Gen. Wallace in the triumphal march of the Indiana delegation after the re nomina tion of President Harrison at Minneapolis, tfe seemed to be filled with life and almost re juvenated upon that occasion. I found his company delightful as I had previously found his writ ings. Once when the crowd started a joyous campaign song, the General ceased his conversa tion and joined in with tho jubi lant choristers. Gen. Wallace has recently written a brief ac count of his life which was pubv hshed in Harper't Weekly and is reproduced below for the perusal of Telegram readers, s. v. u. "I was horn at Brookvlllc, Frank lin County, Ind., April 10, 1827, of a family that was originally, to my best information, settled " in Vir ginia. At tho time of tho Revolu tion it comprised four brothers, of whom one died in the hulks?the British prison ships of New York harbor?two wore killed in battle, and tho fourth, my great-grand father, settled after the war in Pennsylvania. My grandfather went to Cincinnati shortly after it had been founded, and established there the first newspaper of the place, the Liberty Hall Gazette, which after wards became the Cincinnati Ga zette, and is now the Commercial Gazette. My father had a boyish inclination for the military profes sion, and in order to gratify it my grandfather made application for an appointment to West Point, and in voked for it this powerful influence of Gen. William Henry Harrison. The general had made a like applica tion, as it turned out, on behalf of his own son from this same district, but on bearing my grandfather's statement he withdrew his own ap plication, leaving the field clear for my father. That was an obligation which, as you may suppose, neither my family nor his descendants were likely to forget. When Gen. Harri son's grandson Benjamin established himself two generations afterwards as a lawyer in Indianapolis, tho re sult of it was a warm friendship be tween us, especially between him and my elder brother, whom, when he became president, he appointed postmaster of Indianapolis. "As there was no immediate ca reer in Indiana, nor even an immedi ate livelihood for an artiste or a nov elist, and as my necessities were Im mediate, I cast about for a humbler and a more gainful trade. In some way I had contrived to acquire 9 good handwriting, and I applied for work as a copyist to Robert Duncan, the clerk of the county. He at once turned me loose upon the records, with Instructions to copy them at my convenience, and at what seemed to me the princely pay of ten oents a hundred words. With tho first eleven dollars I bought a gun. "Meanwhile I had become some what sobered with time, and though I bad not relinquished the military ambition which there did not seem any way of gratifying, I read law with my father, and was in the way to establish myself as a practitioner when the news came of the outbreak of the Mexican war. I at once set to work to organize a company, succeeded within a short time, and the captaincy was offered to me In spite of my boyishness and inexperience. I declined In favor of "Colonol" Drake, whose claim to that rank I do not know?he was by occupation a hotel-keeper?and the flrst noutenancy In tavor ol Jotm McDougall, who afterwards became lieutenant-governor of California, ' accepting for myself the second lieu- 1 tenancy. We were ordered to tho south 'of the Rio Grande. My su periors bolng wholly Indifferent, tho discipline of tho company came en tirely upon me. 1 maintained It, and became unpopular, accordingly, as every disciplinarian must becomo at the "first with volunteers. Wo wcro engaged In a few skirmishes, but camp diseases were much more formidable to us than tho enemy. Perhaps tho most important result of my experience In Mexico was that it gave mo tho notion of writing 'The Pair God,' or rather of giving it form. for I had begun tho story at home when 1 was sevonteon."?Harpor'i Weekly. Celestial Surgsry. Like most things in China, tho practice of surgery differs consider ably from that in vogue In less on lightened western countries. Bono setting in the celestial empire is a complicated affair, and doubtless much more efficacious than Euro pean methods. In setting a frac tured limb tho surgeon does not at tempt to bring tho bones together, but merely wraps the limbs in red clay, Inserting some strips of bam boo into tho clay. These strips are swathed in bandages, and in the outer bandage tho head of a live chicken is placed. Hero comes In the superior science of tho celestial. After tho bandage has been secured the fowl Is beheaded and Its blood Is allowed to penetrate tho fracture, for it nourishes tho fractured limb and Is "heap good medicino." Preliminary to th? Dual. The Colonel's Second?You aro uware, sir, that my principal never "takes water!" Tho Plain Mr.'s Second?Sir, he will have to, in this case, as wo have the choico of weapons. We have de cided on hose-pipes at ten pacesl? ] Puck. Rev. James Copen. a preacher oil Standing Stone, Wirt county, was arrested Saturday.on a war rant sworn out by his daughter, charging the preacher with brut ally beating and whipping his | tbirteen-year-old-boy. Hon. John O. Pendleton has | obtained a position m the Gov ernment printing office for Mr. Chas. P. Darlington, of Weston. It is in the capacity of a proof! reader, with a good salary attach ed. Mr. Darlington is one of the best printers in the State, and the appointment Is worthily con ferred. He left Tuesday for| Washington.?Weston Times. John Grabbill. a resident of j Hedgesville, was discovered ono day last week in his stable lying dead. He had gone into the stable to attend to some duties when one of the mules kicked him in the head. He was 20 years old and a popular young man. His remains were interred at Woodsboro, Md.?ilartinsburg Independent. The man who presided over the Star-Tribune, at Charleston, was a genius. He accumulated bills amounting to 13,800, and when his office was offered for sale 1180 was the highest offer reported. A man who could con tract debts to the amount of 88, 808 on a $180 plant ought to re main in the newpaper business. He is in every way qualified for the presidency of a wild-cat bank.?Fairmont Index. The drought caused Mr. W. J. Stump, of Hartmousville, to deepen his well. He had not I dug very far before he struck a vein of good coal. Mrs. N. D. McCoole, who was there a few | days ago, brought us a sample. It appears to us to be a very fair quality of coaL Mr. Stump had dug eight feet in the coal and was not yet through the vein.? [ Keyset Echo. ' A great many freight cars I on the Ohio River Railroad have been broken open and robbed within the past few weeks and last night theives made another raid, relieving a car of a largo | amount of stuff. This morning early Capt. Red Petty, of the Ohio river railroad, caught two I strange colored man hldingin an empty oar with a lot of the sto len property in their possession. They are believed to be profess lonal-car thieves. Both men were jailed. P.J. Rogers, a tailor doing business in Fairmont, but resid ing in Palatine, fatally shot Miko Van Hawston. a hostler working for the Mountain City Hotel. Rogers is a widower, his wife rocently dying, leaving him sev eral small children. Ho em ployed a woman named Lefole to care for them. To avoid talk ho slept at another residence. On going home Saturday light he stopped as usual to see haw tho children wore and to leave somo bread, when he found this man in bed drunk and be ordered him to laavo. He went to bis room and concluded to go again and see if he had left. He had not, and when RodgerH tried to eject him ho showed fight when Rogers shot him, tho ball striking him on the chin and passing down through the throat into the hoart. Kodgers was placed in Jail. Van Hainsten died the next morning. ?Wheeling Kcgirter. The discovery last Saturday morning of the badly decom posed remains of a muu in a corn Held near Fetterman, caused con siderable excitement utid the coroner was Immediately noti fied. Upon examination tho body proved to be that of George McDonald, 85 years old, and a resident of Fottermun. McDon ald was formerly u conductor on the fourth division of the Balti more and Ohio nilrosd and was well known among the railroad men. He has not been mentally sound tor some time and would frequently disappear from home and be gone for a month or so when he would return all right and bis absence on this occasion caused no particular uneasiness until the finding of his body as above stated, which from the state of decomposition had lain in the field for two weeks. On the person was found an empty bottle which had contained laudi num, and from a note made in a memorandum book found in one of his pockets, the jury returned a verdict of suicide. Wheeling BegMer. * IIKIDK'N FATAL KISS. Jamestown, nT y. . Sept. iri A whole family has been exterm inated by kissing the bride at a wedding a fortnight ago in tho town of Liantone. The girl who was made a wife kissed the en tire family, consisting of father, mother and two children, and all are dead. Many of the guests are now ill with diphtheria which they caught at the wedding. Miss Aiken, the bride, com? plained of a sore throat on her wedding day, but nothing was thoughtof It ahd she was mar ried. The next day her sore throat developed into diphtheria Among the guests at the wedding were Ranson Bratt,, his wife and two children. They all kissed the bride. A few days the Bratt children were taken ill with diph theria and died. Then Mrs Bratt was taken sick and she, too, after a long illness, died. Mr. Bratt was the last to fall a victim to the disease and he died and was buried yesterday. Willi of millionaire remind as If in our graves we'd be oontent, We aliould, dying leave behind an Not Be mncn M one blamed cent. Buffalo Vourier. ? Do you take this man for bet ter or'for worse V" asked tho min ister. "I can't tell until I have had him a little while," returned the bride. "This, I suppose.' said the stranger in'.he city, "is one of your club houses ?" "Well, you might call it one. It's a police station."