WHEELING, W. VA., THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 30,1885
Lets Collector McCormick Have
ween Wind and Water and It
Goes Whizzing And
shing Through the Grafion Hulk
h Damage to the Republican
* Ship as to
lost Cause Her to Sink in West
at Consternation and Excitement
I Probable Wreck of the Republi
iiitor Hart, after two weeks of reinvigor
g rest, buckled on hi« armor and took
her whack at Collector McCormick.
tu this out a general row may be looked
]1 along the line,as the factional breach
> wide that sides are taken and the
» _'-ouu<i chosen. Alas! farvwell.Uepub
|sm in West Virginia. The Kilkenny
tar «ill end when there is nothing more
gger Hart does his great duplex act ;
je following editorial reproduced from
\ S. P. McCurmick, collector of inter
it te^ue fir the district of West Vir
k I as b»eti posing as a first premium
ttivice ref« rmer. a martyr to the cause
6t ni~nce tod a monument of injured
eence. lie and his friend* wanted it
»toed that it was treason to the Re
jiian raity to want him lilted out of the
wl ich he got by the removal of the
I soldier West Virginia contributed to ;
etVcse of the Union. And he got the
because he had cheerfully done wha*.
b'ral Duval bad refused to do—engaged
scheme to th-vart the will of the R> I
ana of West Virginia.
newspaper Mr. McCormick has
rinting essays elaborating the beau
Civil Service reform. la his Col
■'s office he has called to his aid a
iar kind of writing talent and set up
vernment expense a literary bureau
nd out for newspapers, Republican
I>emocratic. that want that kind of
vindications of himself and as
on the Intelligencer. Still he was a
nd unalul-rated Civil Service re
r, and to oust him would be to wrong
epublican party and all the brave men
arched to the front to give up their
r their country.
epublicans of the State were to be
telieve—if they could be so de
aat here was a patriot who ac
*.ce for the public good only; that
sort of hub around which the
• » i Part7 Wett Virginia must
£ stop—never to go again ; that
!• minded man cared nothing for
f kh's of office; and that the humblest
folic<»n in the party was uot beneath
~ ndly care.
bacs some good Republicans have
tted themselves to be deceived by this I
[ble Civil Service reformer. W hen he
ced the editor of the Intelligencer as
de Democrat who sought to exter
the Republican party in West Vir
there may have ueen Republicans
ought McCormick really an unselfish
« ho had dug out a Gorgon horror
Id up his hideous form tor the whole
dmonition of the good people of the
)el suit of ex Ganger Pierce »gainai
or McCormick lit» the curtain again
rows the electric light into the dirk
rait & pettish, morose and intriguing
cur I he very remarkable official
spr r.Jence shows that the martyr and
Service reformer and lord protector of
K> publica« party id in tact a sniveling
iccrre. who work« in tie dark and slan
jpet'p!» »ho are "personally obnoxious»"
Ir. McCcrmick professed great regard
tbe I'nion soldier; he did not hesitate
ely to denounce as of intemperate hab
and jr-neral incapacy ihe son of a
on soldier and support of any Union
liera widow aud fa:he:less children,
raised his canting voice in behalf of
mblicans in office; he intrigued and
ie false representations to get a Repub
n subordinate out of office. He howled
Lt person il r »sons being urged against
Jholders: he demanded the removal ot
liublican because he was "personally
piouit to him.
t. Pierce does not occupy the coospic
I position that Mr. McCormick nas
h himself into. But his little office
Eoubtless as s*eet to Mr. Piere« as Mr
prmick's greater office is to him. Mr
» is not a great Disorganizes but he
vote which he gives to the Republican
Mr. Pierce may lack the oily
e cf Mr. McCormick, and Mr. Mo j
ick may have been unable, as he says,
>ld any official relations with him;"
are people in West Virginia who look
Vr. McCormick in precisely the same
|t is is 'he man who is doing all this
]aaa Republican martvr'
I Kobbtrj at CharlMtoa,
fyrfial to like Register.
«lésion, W. Va , April 29.—-The
bf llarmison A Co., in this city, was
I into at an early hour this morning
t°ds to the amount of a hundred
• carried away. The thieves bored
^k o ! the back door. There is no
Rtno, April 29.—This place is en
e benefit ot a substantial building
Already a considerable number of
B are being erected.
»as company bave a large number
ppftimg the gas mains and sealing
lot the pipes.
» City riuk has closed for the
are at no loss for amusements,
-in show at Barth's hall tor sev
_ <n succession, a sterioptican ex
f the Disciples church and a cir
or Cheek is busy laying snbetan
UroMiDjfs of stone. These croes
'■>>: been needed and are good
|do teel so nice!" said a young
peteen yean. "I don't feel as if I
|d or stomach, or anything." And
•eh«, backache#, stomaoh «cites j
IJ «herachee, swelling«, sore«, etc." |
Wf**[ beê[*® «he took Dr. Gaytott'a i
w»d Sarsaparille This rem
to perfect health, as is in
> her complexion, smooth skin
It »ill relier« «U ail
FRIGHTENED TO DEATH.
What Cut From a Haunted
Middlbtowx, 0., April 29.—Min Elk
Taylor, an employe oi the P. J. Sorg To
bacco Company, together with a number of
companions left the factory about 9:30
o'clock. A proposition to investigate
shadows cast upon a monument in the
Middletown Cemetery by the electric light,
which are said to assume supernatural ap
pearance, met with general favor.
The rumori that the graveyard was
haunted by the spirits of the departed dead
were exploded by the investigation of the
young ladies, iu which Miss Taylor seemed
to exhibit more courage than any of her
companion«. A challenge was made by
cne of the party that noie dared to ad
vance to the monument and touch it
Although the reflection on the object
from the electric light produced a figure
which in the night appeared to be that of a
human being, Mies Taylor boldly advanced
and touched the monument. Finding
nothing more, the girls were about to de
part, «hen they suddenly realized that they
were in a gravejaid at dead of night They
quickened their footsteps as they came to
each succeeding tombstone Among those
who appeared most excited was Miss
The Gtrl Overcome.
Shortly after the exit from the cemetery
Miss Taylor surprised her companions by
suddenly dropping to the ground overcome,
as they supposed, by excitement They
went to her asistance and found her is an
apparently helpless condition. She was
taken to the residence of Mrs. Lallee, near
by, and medical aid quickly summoned
Dr D. B. Buoby was the first to arrive and
upon examination pronounced the young
lady dead, and stated that her death was
caused by heart disease, occasioned by over
exercise and excitement. The body still
retaining warmth at 3 o'clock this morning
the theory of suspended animation was ad
vanced, and again medical aid was sum
moned, several physicians being called.
The decision first given was confirmed.
FATAL TO YOUTH.
The Terrible Epidemic Fever at Plymouth
Wilksbarrk, Pa., April 29.—Careful es
imates based on the statement of the phy
sicians in Plymouth, all of whom have been
seen, place the number of patients sufiferinr
from the epidemic at between 800 and 900
Most of the cases are not serious The epi
demie, however, seems to be spreading into
neighboring parts of the county, for mild
ca^es of a similar disease are reported in
Larkville, Avondale, Kingstown and several
places in Plymouth township.
The work of clearing up the town is in
active progress and will be completed to
morrow. Eighteen teams are at work to
day in different parts of the town with a
large force of men. Not a little consterna
tion was created by the discovery in the
banks bordering the little stream that runs
through the town of many carcasses of
horse*, dog«, sheep and pigs that had been
carel» ssly buried in the loose coal dirt. The
bodies were very offensive.
The exact number of deaths since Saturday
morting is twcnty-thre«. Three more were
repotted to-day, but the names of only two
could be learned, Michael Jensey, aged 27,
and Michael Seeney, aged 32. Four funer
als were held to day of the viccims who had
died on Saturday or Sunday.
A remarkable feature of the epidemic is
the number of young men and women from
17 to 25 year« of age, that fall victims.
Fully three-fourth* of the deaths have been
of persons between those ages.
In Middleto wnJConn., yesterday, Charles
la; ter, colored, was stabbed in the breast
One lung protruded, and the wound will re
sult fatally. Carter s wife, with whom he
has frequently quarreled, and a butcher
naaed Jansen Capbles, who was at the
hoi se yesterday, are awpected of the crimg.
Near Trenton, in the western part of
Ne* raska, a fight occurred between cow
boy s and settlers, resu'ting in the death of
roi r settlers, three of whom were Joseph
U<ne, L. D. Troxell and Mr. Dunbar.
11 ere has been ill-feeling between cowboys
ar.d settlers owing to the fact that settlers
have dared to take up homesteads on cattle
In a church near Gaaton, on Sunday
ni> ht, while the service was in progress,
Kibert Moss, colored, became involved in a
<1'> nute with another negro, who shot and
V* » terday afternoon, at the residence of
orJ-e Snook, who lives a mile and a hal»
'< u'h °* Port Gibson, N. Y., Jacob Scott
»•fed seventy six years, shot and killed his
*»ie wuh a revolver. He fired at her
t» ic , both shots taking effect in her breast.
At Blairsrille, Pa., Richard Ilarkin
M ii-ic ed last night by blowing his entire
ht ad off with a shot-gun that been loaded
to the muzzle. 1 he deceased was about
35 ytars of age. had served a term in the
regular army and was noted for beiug of a
very lively disposition. No cause for his act
Tb< mas Poplin committed suicide by
jumpng into a well at Clyesville, N. C.
Oren W. Van Winkle, aged 18, a farm
hand, of Anderson, Ind., shot and killed
himielt Sunday night because his sweetheart
refused to accompany him to church.
Gotlieb Weiss, a young farmer of Cedar
Ramds. Iowa, shot and killed himself yes
terday on account of ill health.
Eddie Taylor, a bootblack, and two
young companions, were drowned near
Elgin, III, Sunday while boating.
At Camden, Me, Ferdinand Kent, age
twenty-four, and Joseph Kent, age twenty,
the only sons of Captain Otis Kent, of
North Haven, while catching lobsters on
Saturday, were drowned by the capsizing
of their boat. 6
At Philadelphia John Smith a baker, who
was jealous of hi^ wife, on Saturday night
founa her at home in company with George
Doherty. The latter fled to the roof and
endeavored to claaber down the water
jdout to the ground The spout gave wav
and Doherty was so badly hurt that he died
Burglars blew open the safe in the Men
dot«, IlL, postoffice Sundav noon, but eot
Two very distinct shocks of earthquake
were telt in Knoxville, Tenn., at 5 o'clock
.Sunday evening. The window panes rattled
and dishes tumbled to the floor in many
houses, while the houses themselves shook
1 here have been 450 deaths among chil
uren ot New \ ork from measles since Jan- I
Mr*. Mary Brown, colored, living in Weat
Grove, N. J , has been arrested upon char/ta
of cruelty to Ella Hill, a five y tar old girl,
who boarded with tier. It is' alleged üut
the child was beaten and halt starved,
wnen Mr* Brown went away for ihe day
she used to tie the child up with a rope.
Do Toe wish lreedom from ache*, paias
•oreegthao the onnary and digeetive organs,
bwid up yoer broken down constitution by
using Dr. Guywxt'* Yellow Dock and Sanv
pwilla. It u gratifying to know that among
intelligent commuât tie* this ample, harm
'?**» J* «•job*» remedy, *eU* faster than
*"T ***«. «on medicine*
» cd pretend ed kidney core* all of which so
rapidly w*a.h*n*ad rua the «torn ach. Irrer,
beiwfa and kidoeyi by exoitiag these déli
ât® oi**aa o xnMtarai %ctivity.
RUSSIA OPENS THE BAIL.
The Russian Army On the Move
No More Diplomacy is Now to Be
The Russians Overstep Their
The War Feeling in London— Lums
den's Dispatch as.
Through Herat to India—War Now
Loxdok, April 29.—In the Home of
Commons to-day, Lord Edmund Fitzmau
rice, Under-Secretery ot Foreign Affaire,
read a telegram from General Sir Peter
Lumsden, dated at Tirpul April 23. This
telegram mentions that the Governor of
Herat had received a report that the Rus
sian troops had advanced upon Meruchak.
Lord Edmund also said that General Lums
den himself, in a telegram of date April 25,
incidentally speaks of the occupation of
Meruchak by the Russians. This is con
strued as an advance on Herat.
It was during the meeting at Rawal
Pindi, the Ameer told Earl Dugerin that
though he regarded the occupation of Penj
deh of little consequence, yet he attached
the greatest importance to the retention of
Maruchek, which is half way between Penj
deh and Murghab. Once the Russians gain
that point, he said, they will be able to
threaten Balkh and cut off communication
with Cubul. the latest Russian advance is
expected to bring the question to a crisis.
The current opinion is that Russia is
really preparing for war much more
rapidly than she appears to be,
the Russian papers being warned to 'se
crecy. It is reported that the Khan of
Bokhara earnestly warned the Ameer not
to neglect Cabul and Balkh while taking
steps to protect Herat as the Russian army
was masdirg in Turkestan, near Samarcand.
with the intention of marching on Balkh
and proclaiming Ayoub Khan Ameer, while
the Afghan army was engaged at Herat.
His letter to the Ameer concludes; "I
know for certain th*t the Russians intend
not to march bejond Herat, but will cut off
your line of retreat to Cabul and England's
line of retreat to Candahar."
A Neutral League of the Powers.
France, Germany and Austria have a
project for the promotion of a neutral league,
und have invited Italy and Turkey to join
them, but nether of the latter powers have
as yet given a decided reply.
M. be Giere, Russian Minister of Foreign
Affaire, and Sir Edward Thornton, the
British Minister, attended a soiree at the
German Embassy in St. Petersburg last
The Paris morning papers here, in their
comments today on Mr Gladstone's speech,
regard it as a preface of war.
The L>uke ot Cambridge. Commander in
Chief of the Army, to-day inspected the
trooj)« at AMerehot that are uuder orders
for Ktivewrvic« in vase of war.
I.ord Wclsely left Cairo to day for Suv
kim. He is expected to return in a fprt:
A Steel Miin-of-VViir Launched.
Tbe «tf el man of-war, Howe, was launch
ed at Pembroke, Wales, yesterday. This
new addition to the British navy carries ten
guns and will have a crew ot 445 men. The
tlowe is a twin screw steel armor-plated
corvette ship, of 9,700 tons burden, and
7,500 horse power.
The Forming of Alliances.
The speech of Mr. Gladstone in the House
of Commons on Monday upon the vote ot
credit of $55,000.000, was received with pro
found interest throughout Europe, and was
published in lull in all newspapers. It has
dispelled any idea that may have been en
teriained heretofore that England will make
corcefMons to Russia The general opinion
of the press is that the speech makes war
certain Tbe newspapers are filled with
discussions of the probable alliances the re
spective belligerents may form in the event
of the war now tho'igbt so near at hand not
oeirg confiided to Asia, but being extendei
The Feeling In London.
Tie reeling in this city 13 intense, but not
so deniocstrative as just after the receipt of
the tews of the affiir on the river Kushk.
Partisan bitterness is fast giving way, and
a common sentiment of resent ot resistance
to Russia lorming. The Premier s speech
on the vote of credit is accepted as aasur
ance that the Government will defend the
honor oi England as heroically as Disraeli
would have done, and is merely delaying
hostile action in order to prove to the
world that Eugland will not destroy the
peace of Europe until all the resources of
diplomacy are exhausted. The Primerose
club.«, while repeating the old assertion that
Gladstone would be forced to adopt the
Disraeli foreign policy, are hearty in their
support of him, and less inclined to criticise
his cautious movements than would have
been expected of those who have so long
sounded the praise ot jingoism. The hand
ful oi Radicals who are attempting to em
barrass the Government by interpolations
in the Commons, have caught the sense of
the people, aud in the clubs and elsewhere
are t ither silent or in accord with the Gov
ernment Not less notable under the cir
cumstance« is the course of the Irish Par
liamentary party and their followers. No
proposition »0 far as knowo, to take advan
tage of the of the necessities of the Govern
ment to wring from it concessions for Ire
land, has ever been contemplated. The
feeling in this city is representative of -th.it
throughout the whole nation, which, while
(juiet, is intense and determined.
Mrnbisg of the Advance of Meruchek,
The feeling is intensified all the more by
news of tbe advance on Merucheck, which is
clearly Afghan terri tory," the Russians never
having laid claim to it either officially or
unofficially The seizure of the town is
as gros« an encroachment as if made on
the soil of india itself, for England is bound
by treaty to protect the Ameer's possessions
There is no pretense of justification for this
offered by any of the Pro Russian press or
individuals in this city, and the Kassian
advice is accepted as an undoubted revela
tion of Russian purpose not to halt until
they reach Herat From that point they
will not withdraw unless before the powe«
oi superior numbers. Never at any time
since the present complications begun has
the public been so thoroughly convinced of
the hostile purpose of Russia, or of the ne
cessity to prepare with all vigor for a long
and costly war.
ANOTHER REPORT. -
Tb« Russia» Advance on Horat —A
Gloomy Fooling la Stock*.
Lo*do> April 29.—Lord Edmund Fitz
maurice, Uider Secretary ot State for For
eign Affairs, av?ounced in the House of
Çèamons today that the government had
received definite reliable information to tke
effect that the Russians were bow is fall
advance on Herat He also
tbat the report of the occupation of Maro
chuk bad been confirmed. The announce
ments created a profound sensation, and
mucb bitterneu was expressed bj the
Â gloomy feeling prevails here this morn
ing, the belief being general that the com
mencement of open hostilities between Eng
land and Russia it now only a matter of a
few days. The stock market is weak and
prices bave declined almost uninterruptedly
this morning. The whole list is lower, bat
the greatest depression is in Russian bonds.
Consols are fractionally lower.
Â dispatch from Cairo to Renter's Agen
cy confirms the statement of the settlement
of the Bosphore Egyp'ien difficulty publish
ed in the Journal Des Débats.
General Wolseley, who left for Soakim to
d»7, it is believed, will make arrangements
for the immediate withdrawal of all the
British troops now in Egypt He is ex
pected to return within a fortnight and sail
at once for England.
1 he Duke of Cambridge, Commander in
Chief of the Army, when he inspected the
troops at Alderahot to day, in a few words
complimented the soldiers, and expressed
the bope that in the event of war they would
acquit themselves as nobly as their prod*
ceesors did in the Crimea.
St. Petersburg advices state that despite
the fact that most of the rumors prevalent
are warlike, the authorities evidently wish
the idea encouraged that peace is still prob
Two hundred and seventy vessels have
applied to the British consul at Odessa tor
cnarters for the Black Sea ports, being anx
ious to employ the last pause before war
breaks out, rar freighting Russian grain to
England. Though the localization ot the
war appears doubtful, yet Italy seems in
clined to maintain a strict neutrality.
THE KEY OF INDIA.
The Mountain Barrier a Myth—The Key of
India Open to Russia.
The eyes of the world are on Herat, and
Herat is the key to India. In 1882, Gen
eral Soboleff, then chief of the Asiatic
branch of the Czar's stall, made use of the
following remarkable assertion: "A body
of European troops, established at
H«rat, and standing with its front
to the southeast, would draw upon it
the attention of tho whole puliation
ot India: and it id without reason that a
numb«r of experts, knowing India well,
nave expressed their belief that were an en
emy to t ccupy Herat with a powerful force,
the English army, without having fired a
shot, would consider itself bali-beaten."
Ibis, coming from a Russian general, ex
plains in a small measure the importance of
Herat as a strategical point and the im
portance to Russia ot seeming and fortity
ing it before English or Afghan forces
can be concentrated at that point.
In 1878, General Grodekotf, who was ap
pointed by Alexander II, to act as Cbiel of
Kauimann's staff, during the diplomatic
controversy tbat at that time made a de
scent upon India imminent: "Herat id a
very large city. It contains 50,000 people.
Among the cities of Central Asia and
Khorassan, Herat, by its buildings, occu
pies a place next to Meahed. The city
is surrounded by walls twelve feet high,
with a shallow ditch outside. There
are no outer defenses of any kind; nothing
'hat would call to mind «the defenses of a
European city. In its present condition
Herat is not in position to defend itself
against a European army, since at a mile to
the north it is commanded by heights, from
which it could be bombarded by artillery "
Grcdekoff was writing for the benefit of the
Czsr, and the European army he spoke of
was on© under the Russian flag. Signifi
cantly he adds: ' It is reckoned to possess
immtne«1 strategical importance."
Importance of Herat.
Both England and Russia are just awak
ening to the importance of Herat as a
strategical position. In Marvin's work on
The at the Gates of Herat," He
rat >8 thus described :
' The C*1* stands on the right bank of the
Bari Rud, from wi?'ch water is brought by
several channels. It is bl'Ut in the form of
»rectangle, the north and south vf&lla being
about 1,600 and the east and west faces
about 1,600 yards in length. Enclosing the
city is an immense earthwork about fifty
feet high, surmounted by a wall ranging
from 25 to 30 feet, with a deep moat,
which can be easily flooded from the Hari
Und. The citidal is situated in the
center of the city, and is also
surrounded by a moat. There are five gates,
of which one, however, is closed up, and
etch is ilanked by two bastions. The city
is bridged at each of the four gates by a
wo dea drawbridge, which is raised and
lowered by mechauical appliances worked
Irom inside the wall. Each face of the
four walls is furnished with from 25 to 30
battions On the exterior slope of the em
bankment, supporting the walls, are two
iims of thelter trenches, one above the
other, carritd all around the city, except
where the gates are. The garrison consists
of 4,000 or 5,000 troops, exclusive of regu
loatiena mis piace air reier ijumsaen
declares there are "twenty guns, of various
calibres, besides numerous ethers lying dis
mantled on the walls."
In the event of Herat being occupied by
the Russians, the latter, it is said, have al
ready piepared plans for the complete forti
fication of the place. Completely invested
it is declared to be invulnerable, except by
a long and protracted siege.
The idea of India being open to a Rus
sian invasion has always been scouted in
England. The belief has existed until a
very recent date, that the mountain barriers
between Russian Merv and Herat were so
tremendous as to make the successful of
rapid passage of an army impracticable, if
not wtll-nigh impossible. The mountains
were considered a more effective barrier to
Russian invasion of India by way of Af
ghanistan than a standing army. Not two
months ago leading London papers, such
as the Standard and Daily News, spoke
of the presumed fact that "while the Rus
sian army is much nearer Herat that the
Indian conlingeut of the British army, the
English forces, owing to the nature of the
country, could reach and thoroughly fortify
Berat before it could be occupied by the
An Exploded Myth.
Now it is aeserted beyond all question or
contradiction that the impassable moun
tain barrier supposed to be standing
like a sentinel between Herat and Merv
is a myth, and that, while there are hills,
because it is a hilly country, they are
neither impassable nor impracticable as a
roadway for a moving army. This discov
ery has put an entirely new phase on the
topographical defense of India by Afghan
istan. Not only are the Russians nearer
Herat than the English are, but the road
that lies before them is easier than th*t
which the English must travel to concen
trate their forces at that point. The occu
pation of Herat by Russia, in the light of
recent events, seems no longer to be a mat
ter of boubt—simply a question of time.
Marvin says that "In 1891, when English
people were still incredulous as to the prac
ticabili V of a Russian invasion of India, I
put forth this argument: That Rassia.hav
ing in lb37 marched 35,000 troop* and 50
guns from the Caspian to Herat.and in 1890
A yonb Khan 30,000 troops and 30 gam fro a
Herat to Candabar. to which point various
English armies had advanced from the Indus
with guna, therefor«, there waa absolutely no
obstacle to the marching of a powerful Rus
sian force with heavy artillery all the way
from the Qupian to India. The terrific
mountajm barrier many English politicians
still ^relieve in, I assert to be mere moan
«hàcfa. since then this practical line of in
yffion has been supplemented by the sec
ofl that the Rnanans now hold, and of
»ich I hare said it û io flat and easy
that one could drive a four-in-hand *11 the
way to the outpocta ol Quetto. In the event
of *k both roates would be med by Rus
Maps of Afghanistan give, to the north of
Heiat, a mon Uin chain, d'gn'ticd by the
name of Paicp&misus mountains. Cari
oce'y enough, Husria which seems to have
been better informed than her statesmen
pretend* d, was responsible for the belief in
the English speaking world that these
monntains were an effectual barrier to keep
oui tfco Rcssian army. It is no longer strange
that »ach an impression should have been
given by ihe Russian engineers. Whil->
England has been content with Rus.-ii:s ex
planation of England's eecurity, Russia ha
bf en poshing forward her frontier, and al
though in 1882 it was deliberately declared
that these "impassable barriers," believed to
be 16,000 to 10,000 feet high, were a reality
le» than 900, the statement was ridiculed
and the English Ministry suddenly awakens
to the belief that what in 1882 appeared to
be a huge joke, is in 1885 a huge truth.
Berat Kot Impregnable.
"To speak, therefore, of a montain barrier
protecting Herat from the Russian outposts
I» nonsense. It is a series of downs tra
vcnût» sàptUnw- roads, whiah are obU -
of aBy difficulty in one or two instances in
the section immediately north of Herat It
would be impossible for the Afghans to pro
tect the whole line of the Paropamisus, and
the closer, therefore, the Russians get to
the downs, the more quickly will they be
able to step across them into the Herat val
ley." Practically the Herat valley is in
The strategical importance of Herat is not
alone due to its strength as a fortress and
the opening of the road to India. It is sit
uated in a country of illimitable resources
The corn and beef supplies that could be
gathered from the Herat valley and the
surrounding country would feed an army of
100,000 men, without recourse to army
stores brought from a distance. This is also
one cf the truths that have lately become
apparent to England. It is one of the great
est camping places in the world. "Ihere
is no such camping ground anywhere ba
t ween the Caspian and Herat, and between
Herat and India. Tbe ablest generals ol
England and Rustia have combined in des
ignating the district the key of India. The
>ignifkance of the recent Russian advance
consists in this—that the Russians have
established themselves inside the very limits
of the Herat district; in other words, they
have violated the integrity of the Key of
It is this violation of the integrity of
Russia that threatens the British Indian
poster-ions, and which makes war now al
THE POWER OF RUSSIA.
A Subject of the C«*r Gtvea Some New
A wealthy and intelligent Russian gentle
man is now in the city on private business.
Hearing of his presence, the writer called
upon him to learn what he could tell of in
terest in regard to the Anglo Russian com
plications. With the usual caution of Euro
peans, he at first declined to talk,but finally
"I cannot tell you much that is new about
ihe war, but 1 can correct some ideas in re
sard to HutBia's forces which are prevalent
in this country. Besides my own informa
tion, 1 happen to have the papers which
came by the last mail and also some le'ters
from friends in officials positions.
A Great Fle«t.
"AinoDg other letters 1 have one which
came yesterday from a naval engineer of
Finland, who has been visiting various sea
porte-in Russia, and has means to be fully
informed in regard to the Russian fleet. Ha
says that the press has not done justice to
ihe 6treligth of Russia on the seas, ani adds
something about the coast defense. He says
Russia not only has a large fleet in the Bal
tic and Black Seas, but also has vessels in
the Siberian, Caspin.3, ^ral aad White Seas
Besides this she bas a voluntary fleet' and a
reaene division of war vessels. which do
not uctCiig to any ol tiie tWts I have namél
but in war time cau be placed at any de
sired point. Tf-e re»frve fleet nt the time
the litter was written by my friend con
sisted of these ships whicn he names, and 1
might say that 1 use the names and classes
of vessels as we use them in Russia, tor
1 do not know their equivalent in Eng
ish. Here are the reserre ships: The tower
rigate Peter the (ir-at. the two cruisers
Demtre Dauskoi ai. 1 Vladimir Monomakh,
of 16 guna each and 7 J inch armor. The
rower sl'ip. Admiral I i-cbUzchagoff, 3,-192
ions,-8 inch armor at»d 2 guns. The tower
ships, Admirul Spiridopp, Admiral Greig
and Admiral Lasarepp, eaeh 3,492 tons,
10-inch armor and 3 guns. The cruisers,
Chatairina II, Tschemsa; Sinop, Rynda,
Admira-Nakjernopp and Alexander II,
each of 10,800 tons, 15 or 16 inch armor
and 13 guns. Besidefl these the reserve
fleet has 26 gunboats and dispatch boit).
In tbe Baltic.
"There are now attached to the Baltic
fleet the ironclad frigates Sebastepol, ot
6,000 toes, 4J-inch armor, and 16 gaas, the
Petropowlosk of 6,0W"to«a, &iach armor
and 16 guns, the Kniog Pojoraky of 4,505
tons, 4finch armor and 12 guns, the Minin
ot 5,940 tons, 7 inch armor and 16 guns, the
Peryenctz, Ketron Menia andKremps, each
oi 3,340 tons, 4} inch armor and 16 guns;
the Scbertsch, Tscharodeka, Roussalka and
Peter Veliki, each monitors with four double
towers, of 1,880 toDS, 4J-inch armor and 8
guns, the Latkin, Browenossety, Ouragon,
Tiphon, Lava, Peroun, Srmehty, Edmoro,
KoHoun Vescht8cbo:in,t<m monitors ef530
'obc, with 7 inch armor and two guns, the
Alexander NewsLi anJ General Admiral,
two ironclad corvettes of 4,600 tons, 6 inch
armor and 6 guns, 4 iron frigates, 11 iron
corvettes, 6 clippers, 4 wheel frigates, 4
dispatch steamers, 4 steamers, 55 gunboats,
5 cruisers and 90 torpedo boats, malting in
all 203 war vessels ia the Baltic alone, and
with the reserve fleet 243 vessels.
De Gler'n Resignation.
Brussels, A pril 29.—A despatch to the
Independence Beige from St. Petersburg
says After the council vecterdar, at which
M. De Giers proposât to adapt concil
iatory measures toward England were
rejected M. DeGiers tendered his resigna
tion but the Czar refused to accept it at
the present crisis. On the arrival of the
news of the . Russian defeat in
Afghanistan the Czar sent a courier
dispatch in the nature of an ultimatum and
signed an order for the mobilization ot
forces. The Imperial bank has been order
ed to furnish the Government with 20,000,*
At Indianapolis—Indianapolis 7, Tole
At Cincinnati—Cincinnati*, 0; St. Louis,
Tow boat Candor Burned.
Cisciîc*ATi, O., April 29.—The towboat
Condor owned by the Pomeroy Coal Com
pany, burned at Pomeroy, Ohio, this morn
ing. Loss about $15,000; iusured for $6,
000 in the Cincinnati companies.
Eotnlet Keuo j to ätnke.
Every family is constantly in danger from
impure water, unripe frnit, unwholesome
food, contagious cweaset, cramps, cholera
morbus, coughs and colds, indigestion and ;
simple fevers In nach cases a bottle of :
Parker's Tonic kept in the h cm se renders it i
unnecessary to call a physician. Nothing
so good for children.
Why hhe Didn't Xojtj Him.
''Yes, I live pleasantly enough with ray
husband," she said, ' but I believe I should
have married Augustus, if all the girls
hadn't made fun ot bis, and said he'd be
bald as a pumpkin in a tear or two "
Yourg men take warning, and ose Parket#
Hair Balaam. Cleanses toe «»alp, rse*dW|
color, remove« dandraff.
Present Figuras That Will Create a
IN IRON CIRCLES CONNECTED WITH
The Association— A Difference of $879
in Favor of Western Manu
THE WINDOW GLASS TRADE DULL,
PiTTSBiTto, April 29.—Figure« which
will create a sensation in the iron business
were presented to-day in a long statement
made by officers of the Amalgamated As
sociation in answer to a demand
of the manufacturers for a reduc
tion of wage?. The princ;pal argument
in suppön of this demand 1uû"l>éiû tat 9a
account of the low wages in the east iron
could be procured there for $10 or $12 per
ton less than here. The figures presented
by the Amalgamated Association are au
thoritative. They show that there is really
a difference of $3.79 in favor of the west
ern manufacturers. This result upset« all
previous theories and will be the basis for
the Amalgamated Association's fight.
The window glass trade is reported duller
'ban for manv years. A number of
actories throughout the country hive closed
down, and the manufacturers in this city
•ay that unless there is an improvement in
ibe demand others will be forced to suspend
operations. The accumulation of stocks
which usually does not exceed 400,000
boxes at this season, will reach, it is said,
nearly one million boxes.
Verdict» at Grafton.
Special iS the R'jttirr.
Graktox, W. Va., April 29.—The jury in
the case of John Shaw for stealing a watch
c u d Dot agree and were discharged this
evening. He will be tried again this even
ing for forgery. Taylor county will seid
several prisoners to Moundsville this wg>k
In the case of Ed. Sandsberry tor stealing a
pocket book containing $65 from Mr. Greg
gorv, the grand jury found a verdict ot
guilty of grand larceny. Special Azent
Plummer was here the £ist of the week and
inspected Collector McCormick s office and
books. He fonnd everything in good shape
and accounts balanced to a cent.
Yesterday your reporter had a chat with
a prominent sheet mill man fron» theStend
*rd mill, and in the course of the conversa
tion he stuttd that he wi*hed to have a
statement which has been published in all
he Wheeling and Pittsburgh papers, to the
-fleet that the sheet mill men had seceded
trom ihe Amalpama'i >n, corrected. He
^ajs that the sheet mill m»n so far as he
HS a member of the lodje. had been able to
bear, have not seceded and will not. so lontf
as the association stau Is. He also stated
hat if the newspapers would only leave
h< m alune, and not manufacture such
statements out of unauthjrued gossip
the mill men would be better able
I to get along and would be more apt to come
out right side up at the prop»r time. lie
aho stated that the Amalgamation had
done a great deal for workmen in general
by way of showing what organized labor
cculd do, and that if let alone it could do
more than ever before.
Miss 'ïenQÎç Wolfe is lying very low at her
nome on Hickory street with bmiq and
Mrs. Wm. Lign and Mrs. Nancy Craig
i are botK reported a little better.
Yesterday L. Spence lost a $200 horse.
He was a very foe black animal,and died of
Charit s Helling, as administrator of the
estate of Kate Morgan, deceased, will sell
at public auction, at her former residence
on Hanover street, her goods and chattels,
• bey being household goods and furniture,
consisting among other things, of one stove,
No. 8, carpets, chairs, one clock, fruit in
jars, Ac The sale coommences at ten
o'clock a m., Saturday, May 2.
For lient—Four Rooms on Third street,
south of Hanover. Fnnuire of Alex. Linn.
The work of excavating for the found*
tion of the new Comtn'^rcial block has been
Exlt-y's mill has been Bhut down for want
The Presbytery reassembled y^t^rday
morning, and after spending the day in dis
posing of regular business, adjourned to
nneet in Bridgeport in the evening, where
Rev. Ha) Be w as installed. They will co -
tinueth*ir work in BiiHgoport till finished.
Mif-s .T»nriie Sw«rtz has returned from a
visit in Moundnville.
Dr: Holt* i* in town visiting his brother,
Rev. E. I). Holt'.
On Tuesday nigh* at about 12 o'clock
rathpr a mysterious affair occurred n»ar
(he Standard mill, according to the state
ment of nn employee of the above named
works, it wns as follow«: A horse, at
tached to n top buggy, was driven rapidly
up the road and when about opposite the
mill it stopped suddenly, which stop was
'ollowed by the firing of several shots in
rapid succession, then an earpiercing
► cream, evidently by a woman. The horse
was then driven on up the road at a break
neck gallop. What vile outrage may
have been perpetrated by the ones
in the buggy may perhaps never
be found oat; but one thing is sure, it
mused considerable conjecture in the minds
of thoee who heard of the affair.
The iEtna mill company are having an
addition built to their works.
We noticed one o< WheelLg's prominent
society men out riding with one of our
joung ladies last evening. Oar girls are
attractive, and we know it, too.
VIbat .10 Day» Did for • MemphU Rutrher.
Opposite the Miss, sad Tenn. depot we
found Mr. H. L. Schmidt He was born
and raised in this city as a batcher. At
■ he last drawing of The Ix>nisiana State
Lottery he invested $5 in tickets, receiving
five on»£fih tickets, and of these three
drew prizes—one. No. 84,980, drawing $i.
000.—Mempeis, Tenn., Avalanche, March
Mltrhtaf fa Wrought
by bad cooking, tongb meat«, late boon,
business worries, irregular livers, soar dis
positions, evil digestion and impure blood.
Mach of this mischief can be overcome by
the ace of Brown's Iron Bitters—the best
tonic ever made. Mrs. Emilie Crawford,
Rtidsville, G«. writes: "After trying
Brown's Iron Bitters we are persuaded that
it is all that it claims to be—a good and re
liable tonic.'' Thousands of outers, speak
in like manner.
Ab End to Boa* Smtptnf.
Edward Shepherd, of Harrisbarg,
says: "Having received so m neb beneft
from Electric Bitters, I M it m v d u ty I»
let suffering humanity know it Have had
a running tan on tar leg for eight years;
my doctors told me I would hare to hare
the bone seraped or leg ampatatfL I used,
instead, three bottles of Electric Bitters aad
erven boxes Bucklen's Arnica &dm.aad
my leg ia now soand and wad"
r Electric Bitrera are aold at fifty cent» a
» bottle, aad Bucklen's Arnica Sahre at tk
! per box, by Logan A Co.
BIT .1.1 IM.
Oar people aie still setting oat trees.
Some of oar people in attending the
Presbyterian meeting in Martin'« Ferry.
1 he Globe bue ball dab reorganized lagt
Several Gravel Hill men went to Mingo to
work as boilera
The paint brush is being applied lavûhly
Lorenzo Danford was in town yesterday.
"Reddy" Pearce has gone to Illinois to
tarn «tockraiser with a relaiire for the «um
Coal fleets continue to pass down.
Beil will row Felaing, it he wants to try
it over in Bellaire.
Several people were "fleeced" by the con
fectionery men with the circa*.
Lesley Brothers do most everything im
aginable on skates at the Niagara rink to
J. E Robinson has tickets for the Theo
dore Thomas concert.
Tbe beat wishes ot the congregation of
the German Church go with Rev. M.
Beinze and family to thtir new hotse.
Harre y Benson b«s located his photo
graph gallery in Sheeta' addition.
Tie« si* >mii««llj ssiinsg ftwén»
the river for the B 7. k C road.
David Rice is making improvement! on '
his business front
The crowd at the Niagara rink on Satur
day night will be a large one, as .the attrac
tions offered are good ones
Tbe assessors are making things lively
about town at present.
The Fire Department held a special meet
icg lsst night.
Will E. Ueathering'on, 29 years of age,
an industrious and well liked resident of the
First ward, died suddenly yesterday morn
ing. Brain trouble is thought to have been
tbe cause. He was a member of the Fire
Department, and of Bellaire Lodge, I. 0.
0. F. and of the K. of P.
Pickpockets were not about town on
Tuesday as is customary on circus day.
Otto Hatilan, pipvr man of Rtrnesville,
was smiling on customers yesterday.
IheBellaite Building and Loan Com
pany offered no money tor sale at its last
A private party is being organized to go
to one of the Wheeling rinks next week
Mott Hart went out on the road yester
day for Warin?. Hirt A Co.
The tquare will be brautitied if a couple
of circuses come along and pay about 1200
lor the u«o of the grounds
Adam Faupel !s on his way home from
The School Board meets to night.
Louis Bolte's new barber shop is nicely
fixed up. A cigar manufactory is in addi
The nail factory and cooper shop are now
The new literary society of the First ward
was organized last night.
Miss Tempa Hall, one of the graduates
of '84, will live in Columbus.
A geod wind »torm would relieve the C. »V
P. of its shell of a round house. •
Wm. Manley is receiving some fine sand
from bis island each day.
Tbe Sisters of Charity have taken several
new tr.embers into their music class here of
The engineH in the late wreck on the B
«V (J. h re being repaired in the shops here
All members of Bellaire Lodge No. 378,
T 0. O. F., are requested to meet at their
hall on Thursday, April 30, at one o clock
p. m., fharp, to attend the funeral of W. C.
llenthtrington. Kerr Lodge and all sister
lodges are cordially invited to attend.
By order of
Isaac CaiswBti., N. G.
Ciiah. Bank worth, Secy.
Ln«t night the Presbylêrian church was
well Hlçd with people interested in the in
stallation services performed öy the Presby
tery of St. C'airsville, in the event ol Rev.
Hajse becoming ordained p«'»or of th«
church. Rev. W. A. Milligail of Cam
bridge, presided over the meet ig. Rev.
Shrom, of Cadiz, preached an excellent
sermon, ïïbich was highly appreciated by
the congregation. Rev. u»}2% father of
the pas:or-e!ect, delivered tbe charge to his
son, with remarks of a very instructive
nature. Rev. Brown, of Bellaire, charged
the congregation with their duty toward
their new pastor, in a few well chosen re
marks, which it is to be hoped will be re
membered, principally for tbeir own good
as well as for the happiness of their pastor
and tbe general prosperity of the church.
After the service« were concluded s general
band shaking ensued, such as is only seen
when people feel pUased with themselves
and their surroundings.
Yesterday about noon a man ntmra <*eo.
Mcon, «bo lives in the West Knd and works
in the Wheeling Creek mine*, h.d a very
serious accident befall him which maj re
sult in the loss of one ot his feat. lit was
working in the bank when a piece of soap
stone fell on his foot, cutting it entirely to
taofrom the toe clear to the heel. On on«
Ride of this separation three of the toes and
tke bones of the front of the foot were cut
entirely off, also the entire sole of hi«
foot being torn away. The physician in
cbsrge said be bad never seen so many
injuries confined to one member before.
Ilugh Tarbet's many friends will be glad
lo learn that he is already able to be out on
Yejferday morning about one o'clock
ffm, H. Davis, of .Etna ville, died at his
heme of a disease known as em pyaemia,
which in common language means that the
*ac or covering of the längs had become
filled with fluid. In the afternoon Urs.
Cooke, Fisher and Heinleta, of Bridgeport,
and Stifel and Baird of Wheeling, held a
post mortem examination, showing the orig
inal diagnosis to be correct. He will be
buried this afternoon at two o'clock.
Last night the "Leiderkranz Gaaanc
vfrin" pave a very pleasant dance at Ci
nch's Hall, in .Etnarille. It was largely
attended and ail present enjoyed themselves
James Lyle will open a fish market is his
room on Main street ia the near future.
Rev. Denny, the colporteur of the A. B.
S., who has been sick for some tiaac, will
soon be able to aUend to hi* duties, distrib
uting the Word of God among oar people.
Miss Kate Miller is attending the Ml de
Chan tal school
A number of our yoang men are agitat
in? the qoestioa of organizing • beet dab.
This would be a splendid this? to develop
the already fine physique of ooryouag men.
Mrs Rev. Beerest s mother, who he« bees
visiting here for some time, baa retoraed to
her home on Scio.
Bare Darrah and Mite bel McGraw, of
Beliaire, were ia town yeeterday.
If von are suffering with low and depress
ed sjarita, loss of appetite, general d«büityf
disordered blood, weak eoosotauon, head
ache, or any disease ci a bilious nature, by
all means procure a bottle of Electric Bit
tet. Yoa will be surprised to see the rapid
. .1 -n r-tl —ill k. >■.
If ever OHtt Vp.
improvement that will follow, yoajiil be ja
TOO MANY OASES
Carried Before the United SI
THE NUMBER AND (QUALITY OF TNOk
I ill« rl"
The Most Trifling Cue Cm Be
—The Method of the Su
A ROMANCE OF SIR PETER LUMSDC& "
Washikoto*, April 29.—The Siywi
Court holda tb« Um aaaeioa for the torn eazt
Monday. It haï bed » peedy busy yoar,aod
h aa succeeded in diepoeiag of nearly iM
cases, k good year'a work. It do« oot dp
nif y, however, that it has by any »00—
caught up with tho work. 0« Ike
heap of caaea before U thàaft waaat tho be*
ginning of the year. There are m tike
docket to4ay over 1,300 oaoee whioh have
to remain there during tho vacation which I»
run trom next Monday until aome titae ia
October, while moot of thoa will raaaaiaeo
fur two or three year«. The court diapoeoo
ot about 450 caaeo per year, while they ooae
in at the rate of about 500 a year no#, oo it
ia eaay to eee that the prospect foe ito catoh
ing up with ita work ia not Tory good. It i>
over three years behind witk iu work to-d^y.
and will be so until aomo relief ia giMftoa
by a larger number ot judgoo or obe a re
duction of the number ot cooeo that may be
brought before it. The latter method ia tho
rational one. Aa it ia caeee ot tho moot
trifling nature may bo carried ep
to the Supreme Court. Lawyero
urge their client« to apnool
their cause, for they know that it will in
crease their feee, give them a nice trip to
Washington and, of course, givo them a
chance to win back the caoo that has goae
against them. The court haa been buoy
this week and laat considering tho oaaos
which have been brought betöre it aad are
not jet disposed of. 1 o hear argumeate M
the esse and to decide it are two vary differ
ent things. There is a great deal of work
needed in some of the«« cam, after the
lawyers bave tinished «heir work with
them. The Supreme Court is eimplye
jury. Anybody who haa served on ajary
can get a pretty pood idea ot what the
court does with it after tho lawyors have
diaposrd with it There ia a sort of a jery
room called the "consultation" room. J**
acrota the hall from the Supremo Coaft
room, and here the juaticea wrootle with the
case after the Uwyera are gone. After
they have talked it over, if they are ail
agreed, they place the caee in the haade of
one ot the juatices to write a decision. If
they do not agree they name one man to
write the majority opinion and another te
write the "dissenting" opinion, if there ie
one to be written.
It is a curious sight to eee them oe the
bench, in their queer black gowns and bar*
J» nsome dignity. They sit behind a very
long very high desk in stiff dignified looking
leather backed cbkirs, a long row of dig««
tied old bald heads. Mr. Chief J notice
Waite ia rather better off than the average
aa to capillary covering. Hie hair is pretty
thick except aa to a amall apot on the top
of hia head. Mr Justice Miller who site
beside him Imu a very bald bead, as has
Mr. JustUe Field Mr Matthews hos a
bald spot on the top of his heaJ, and Mr.
(Jray is entirely devoid of protection for hU
curious sbspeif bead.
Most of tne Justices go alter tho adjoura
ment next Monday to their circaita for ike
season a work there. They are not re
quired by law to go oftentr than every two
jeara, but many go everr aummer. Tbeg
sit in a wain class of kootty <
!bs dfcull JuJg'-H, who alwaya
Mr Peter Luiaxtan In DtscuiaO.
A good atory ia told of Sir Peter Luias>
den, on whose movements so much depends
just bow. iiOtnaden. it ia aaid, ia a good
deal of a atudent and a linguist, and amaeei
himself a good while ago by studyiag the
Hinduitanic dialecta until hn waa able le
»pesk them well.
«nen mr rreaenca ivonene waa om mm
w*y to C»ndfthftr ft few ye»r« ftgo, it «H oi
the utmoet conae<|iience that he iboaMhtri
•orne accurate knowledge of lb« rout«, aad
tbe for"-, iik. lv 10 oppoae him io tb« no«»
tmiu Thia information Sir Ptkcff
l.nmrdtn volunteered to obtftin. TfeffM
rlnpofd nnd be had not retaraod ul
General l'obert« brjran to b« seriously coa*
rented for the safety of hi« »uff oflioar. Tb*
Gentral waa tilting in kit teot tb« (barb
Jay, when a fjUir, or holy man, auddealy
appear« d ntonf far irnréf do wn lb* tftOOA'
<fti& tide tad wanted to ptm Hb« mtinl.
He tu ft]moat naked, tbe only g«MMbHH0
wore b«-ing ft pair of dual v troo*»r*, ta«4« of
goatakin. Mia b»ir nearly nteM to U«
wftiat, »a it hung down bia ahouldar» aad
back, *nd tbe ftrtna ver« cowed with a
paste ffiade of aandal woad ukm aiiod
with c*i>tor oil. A rod« nur bottlo tM
suapended from a belt at bia wabt, which
ftlao held ft tolwar (the Indian'« «kort,
heary aword, twenty iacbaa long),
habitually kept •« «harp ft« *
razor. A roaary ot «aadat wood. cooataiag
of ninety-nio« bead a, cowpltad tb« o^ni»
«rent. Tbe man diaaountad frea kit
mountain pony, fearing th« b«aat, who««
whose beannr flanks told of bard tiilmg.
steading, and in a dialect of Paatoo ar Af
ghan, aaked to «M tb« baad Babih
Highlander did not at
tioned bin back. Juat
Mta came out and keeping !
hi« visitor, aaked bin wbat !
visitor in barbaroo« jtrgon
rral understaad that be«'
terriew. Thoughts of i
tbroogb tbe KofKafaaan't
armed with a rrrolrer of
be concJaded be could bold
case, and aafceù tt« man to_
/card tent near at band.
alone tbe faker «aid, "IWl]
It waa Lamsdan whose
aad all, bad beon to
enabled Canilabar to bo
dered tb« campaign a
tbia sarHce General La
coanû«mon«d a a^jor
gal staff and givsa a
amounting to sboqt |I00
t at tb« tud a _
morning, tb« partuahm of wlb4 m a
folio»«: Tbe boy waa aag«g«d ta n*»
tag infOtB wbea a larg« aoU M oakUa, •
n orbing bia badjr. He wm
bi« bom« aad aidlcal aid a
tkia writing bia iai«ii— an i
aad probably taïad
A «atll nnabor «f ]
pboned bM Mingo to<
saed inviratioaa to tba pa*wa«f tb
for a cloobg «hating «a'fr aad f
lioa^f «ho Saaiayfcpwr
of th« day ami
tioa os «a fia
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