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WHEELING. W. VA- WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8. 1888 NO. 213 nkw> \ni> comment . HK WV VTHKR. j. w , IVnusylv*ni* tik] West Virgin i< .■ . ,u foHi'WOl by loUle-, t*,r to ;r\>h uwU-rly wind*. Thk fomninoi«i»tioo «»f Hou Hknky C who kuows ruetljr what he i wUiiitf HU>i|t. will be read with ioteres bv interested in the development ü il(ir state— »ml who is Dot? Mr. Davis oud his works, are liviug ei «>' «vaut brait» aud energy may d u -hi • State. HI# tort un«« are ident) ti^l with the State's development Ii l>n:ldiDC up bat »\ery small territory ii \\".,t \ rkini.i he has bnilt op his owi i >rt!iu-s Tiler«- is room tor the operation , .» t!i<x such men as Mr. Davis ii West Virginia- What the State want ,s t.» cotiiv these men that there is i tor i.u iu bt re that will yield large rvtnrns thau they ran get anywhere else ,\-Mr. Davis says, we ou^ht not to si >f.11 and w tit for sonethicc to tnrn np V t we -»liquid let the world know when we are. what >*• are aud what we have. No State i'.ui exrel us in the variety o our natural rii hes, yet we are a quarter o ,, i,iurv iK-hiud IVunsvlvania aud year brhind the remainder ol' the South. Why K«-. in-«' we have sat still, like Mtanc , v. titing for something to turn up. Ti jtllt*. tii. old adage i Üttle, Hrauu help the "*f il« ti'»: hclpt itsell. AlltheStati ha.* to do iii this iu^tanee is to make itsel kuoMU tor what it is. 1^-t it start the de and the rest will take care o it-*:! • ill !li'4 ivimuuuiwiwuu .»ii. i/.*i to tuaao a tx.rl summary of the .-id van tage« of W« Virginia. by which capitalists and immi grant* may profit, and which are not ex celled anvwhere, and lavors the orguniza tun .iU'i permanent operation of a H ureal ot information and Statistics, to »id whict hew ai contribute $.">•*> or more. On behal oi ihr West Virginia Central Knlroad h« Ott« rs .1 reduction of rates to all persons at U-uilm* the Wheeling Convention of th< '.'■•ih i'.ist. A rKoWj^fik»x, which is a good ant practical one, has he*» made to the effeel tb;*t tin exhibits of wood», minerals etc., to U- used :»• the State Fair be seut tc Whc«- iüg iu time to be placed on exhibi tion durinü the State Development Con venn-m on February It would nol ou 1 v ?te a g- <;d thiug for the lair, but ar rangement* muht t>e made to have them placed peruianeutly ou exhibition in this city to sho.v st .-augers what our Stat« produces». It would be a nucleus for a Bn reau of Information aud Statistics. Tilt New York Tribu ut has sent t< Uraifrs for their views on the t.iriff The farmers replied, in substance, that they wanted their owu products protected. This «s but justice. If one class of citi zens ire pr tecttd, it stands to reason thai all «honlJ be—especially the farming « las.1. the bed-rock of our national prosper ity Hut the Tribunt might have added that the farmer never will he protected. The manucictnrers ot rubber goods are ;i>* ».I i-»ru a *.*«•»,ütHi.OOU trust By thi> tfcey expect to increase their profits from - am: ' per cent, to over 15 per cent. Ol iviirse pruts ,vill jump aad several thous ami work ii.en will l»e throwu oui or work; bat wh.it matters this so the dear monopolists are made rich ? Tu K Metropo'i'an Bank of Ciuciuuati turn-* out to be another Fidelity affair. Its presideu*, *.V*xi Means, ex-May or and h icily respected, has l>een arrested aad plac-'i na !er fjoiurn bond on a charge o" in.- ii p'yi I,' over $>>«>.000 of the bank's I Kids. Cincinnati'* business morals ueed mu' h improvement. The laundries of Springfield, Ills., have eogiy d iu a fierce rate war. It is said to be a «eherne to run the Chinese washers »ut t the business. It the Melicaus out th«-re expect to cut under a Chinuman, who li ves ou » urHiu of rice and a pint of w;»ter a i'ay, it is our candid opinion they will get Wn. i'iMKv-K uuur>eri 01 people uauy thruni; Midi* m Spure limita, New ^i»rk, to wir ut*** the rounds of the inter national walker* Hundreds stay all night Th^se souet »iura evidently do not objet-1 to monotony. '•"V. Wit vos bas cbo$«n Hon. El'STACK (Jium.s ;h »ttornev tor West Virginia in the hulvas i or mu proceedings to be begun f*!or-- the I . S Coiiit at Louisville lor the retnrn ot the imprisoned If ATKIELUS. li>!i I.! v. ol.N is the tavonte arnoutf Illi nois Republican editors tor president and liEovuit Cj.kn ki.ani» .s the choice of all the Democrats with the except iwu 01 ««« »ho tavors lien. B1..V1 K. Frrsii>rnI Si'EXi'KK, of the B & O., telegraph 1 that fcis road » in sympathy with the nn vernein lor the development ol Wert Virginia and that its active co opera. tion may he Mied lipon. U. K. Fox, ol the /Wit ilazctte, has l**u arrested t«»r aiding and abetting pti<£® fcijhtini:. Is the manly art to be thus ig noonmously suppressed ? ♦ Si-eak kk CaKl.lsi.K bas» ordered that the "tickers" aud teleplimes of the stock brokers be taken oat of the corridors of the i loose. Tue troubles ot the South Pennsylvania toad have t-een settled ar.d the work of tompletm^ the ro.id will be pushed at once * Caxaiu may l>e interested to know th®t free iùh will not be an article in the tomin« tariff bill. Is iherk no way to suppress those bor rif>;e aiaks of vice and villainy in Northern ^■onain.' A new oil gusher has been struck in feasants county. trti.KA Gebster is said to have recot <red hei voice. St. Locis wants the Democratic Con «entioo. ^ hose heart is fail his mouth runnetl «J?: Whoooever has nsed Warner's Lcj _ ^a* l'*" beart filled witl fc./. . ^ be proclaims to the world it Priority to all other plasters. Try it WASHINGTON GOSSIP. THIS itLASS DUTY DISCUSSED IN THE WAYi and means committee Wiivw. of Tr. Virginia, and Byuam, of Indians Hold Out Against a Réduction—At a Dead - Lcci—Other Washington News —Work in Congress. Sftftiai TtlW'tm to the Rftjuier. Washington, I), c., February 7.— Tb« Wa^s and Means Committee to-day »truck a snag in the preparation ot the tariff bill, and it will canse a very consid erable delay before it can be adjusted. At tbe meeting this morning the glase schedule came np, aud tbe duty had lteeu marked for a redaction averaging about •JU per cent. Two Democratic member*, »apposed to be Bynum, of Iudiana, and Wilson, of West Virginia, refused to vote for the proposition, claiming that the pres ent tariff on glass, especially window glass, was merely sulficient to cover the difference between the wages uf employés in this country and Europe. The discussion was an extremely warm one, but the two members held out against all argument#, and as they will get the uuanimous support of the Republicans ou the committee they are in :i positiou to ho'.d their ground. A committee of win dow glass manufacturers has been here since Sunday, and they are very active in demonstrating that manufactured glass is uot at preseat over protected. THE SENATE'S WORK. Mr. t'latt Kir»» (Iff the Second Chapter of HI« Speech Washington, D. C., February 7.—In the Senate among the bills from commit ter and placed on the calendar, were the following: For the relief of women en rolled ad army nurses. For relief of im porters of animals for breeding purposes in certain caws. The senate then, at 12:45 resumed con sideration of the resolution to reter the President's message and Mr. Piatt resum ed i he speech which he commenced yes terday. He had showu yesterday (he said I that the President's message means the absolute and dnal destruction of the pro tective system. We caunot but assume that the Democratic party intended to fol low the reeoui menda*ioas of thecomman der-in jhief. lie admitted the necessity of 90IUC redaction of income, but lie was not to he frightened into an ahaadouuieut of the protection system by the President's "Kaw head and bloody boots" tigures. As to the surplus in the Treasury, he deuied that there was any necessity for such sn accumulation. He wanted the Democratic party to follow its leader, to obey its commander, to take off the mask and have a square fight ou the issue presented by the President. He quoted from the speech of Senator Kenna, where he declared that "Both the internal and external tax system will h» heated as a whole." Was that (Mr. Piatt asked) the recommendation of the President? Were the Democrats in Congress going to attempt to play that game, and then go to the conutry claiming the President to be a free tradei? Mr Dolph addressed the Senate in favor ot the bill reporte«! by him for payment of the Oregon and Washington Indian war claims tor suppression of Indian hostilities in IVw -öW. After sn executive session the Semite adjourned. IX THE HOUSE. Coniilderabl* Routine Kmlne*« Trannac teil-Few UiIIk Ftnted. Washington, D. C-, February 7.— In the House, Mr. Kelley,of Pennsylvania, presented a petition from 190 woolen and wor«ttd mill's located in twelveState^.aud a large number of New York merchants, praying for the passage of the Breckenridge bill, clarifying worsted cloth as woolen cloth Referred. Mr. Seney, of Ohio, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported adversely joint reco!n*io';s proposing constitutional amend ments giving Cougress the power to limit the time during which persons may he daily employed in manufactories of textile tabrics at<d othtr industries. Mr. Compton, of Maryland, from the Committee on Labor, reported a bill to I limit tue hours oi letter carriers, House [ calendar. Mr. Randall ol Pennsylvania, iroûi the Committee on Appropriations, reported back the resolution offered by Mr. Weaver of Iowa, calling- on the Secretary of the Treasury tor detailed information relative to the recent policy of the Department of purcha^iug bonds with sarplus money, and to the present policy of depositing public funds iu a large number oi national banks. Adopted. Iu the consideration of the morning hour Mr. Adams of Illinois, called up and the House pjGsed the bill to amend seutwn 5,2ft! Revised Statutes. The amendment provides for the punishment of hank ex aminers for making a false entry in any report made bv them to the Comptroller ot the I'nrreocy, or for suppressing or cancel ing any material fact with intent to de ceive that officer. Ou motion of Mr. Dockery of Missonri, a bill was passed for the appointment of eleven division superintendents of the rail way mad service at a salary of $'2,500 each. Adjourned. r ,-iün/ii vi On Coy «mi Hornhaioor. —A C»*e <>f Politi cal Persecution. WiSHi.\otV)»n **. Feb. 7.—Indiana I>emocrats in this city look upon the eon victiou ol' Coy and Bernhamer lor allege*! complicity in the tally-sheet frauds at Indianapolis as in the nature of a political persecution rather than as a prosecution. Yesterday Ex-Congressman McDonald, of Indianapolis, Ex Congressman J. E. Lamb and Mr. Oil McNntt ol Terre Haute, ap peared be lore Justice Harlan of the United States Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of error. When District Judge Woods sentenced the two convicted men he suspended the execution of sentence I until to-day. Justice Harlan took the appeal under advisement this momiugand telegraphed Judge Wood to suspend the execution ot the seutence until he heard from biiu farther in regard to the matter. Justice Harlan baa charge of the circuit in which Indianapolis ia located. Miner« Petition-Mr. Hon'* Eflorta. !*peciai TVtçnim to Ute SegiMer. WashixotoM, D. C., February 7.--The coke burners and miners of New River section have forwarded to Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, largely signed petitions against disturbing the tariô on coal and coke. The petition was referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Representative Hogg is trying to get a Government building at Huntington, and bas presented a bill for that purpose. Can Not Attend the Tilden Dinner. Washington, D. C., February 7.—The President has been compelled to decline an invitation to attend the dinner to be given in N'ew York on Thursday evening ' next, in honor of ex-Governor Tilden, for the reason that be bas arranged to give a 1 reception to the army and navy on that j evening. j OHIO'S CANALS. A Talk Willi K*|imi«ntiitivii Oejr«>r—l'ro rUlons of Hin Bill. SpecicU Tilegram to the Remitter. Columbus, O., February 7.—Mr. Geyer I of Panlding and Defiance, has become i conspicuous figure in the House, becau* of bis attitude towards tbe canals of tb< State. Mr. Geytr is one of the few rnei who ha* studied this question to a pur po«e. "What action will this Legislature take, Mr. Geyer," *aid the Rkoistek mau, "concerning the canals?" "I believe the time has come when im mediate action should be taken to dispos« of the uselts* branches. That is to say, thot>e portions which would not pay ex penses if put in repair. The entirely worthless and unused branches should have been disposed of long a no. A desperate effort was made last winter in this direction, bat the canal interest as a whole was so strong in the Senate, that the measure was defeat ed. My bill is so modified, and so many restrictions thrown around the canal fund which m;»y arise from the sales, that oppo sition will not be so strong now. I would not 1'asur » «ueware which would impair the integrity of the system which connect« the waters of Lake Erie with the Ohio. I Lasting improvements should be made j upon those waterways which are to be re tained. Immense amounts of,money have been wasted in attempting to preserve the main lines and their collateral bronches. The appropriations were not sufficient, scattered here and there, :w they were, to make substantial repairs and those slight improvements at correspondingly large outlay soon went into decay. Hence the only solution of the Pablic Works question is to sell worthless, non-paying and unused ditches and with the proceeds restore the mainways to their original so lidity and usefulness. '."This the people will demand. From the time of the original grant of lands by the Government for the construction of the Ohio canals the whole department has been loosely conducted and managed in the interest of individuals rather than that of the people. Ohio's waterways, in spite of mismanagement and corrupt legislation by both parties, served a noble use, in the development of the State and was one of the principal factors in pushing Ohio ahead of older States in populatiou aud in the rapid development ot her resources. SOUTH PENN REVIVED. I Int«rtiHl lHrt«eualon» Settled —PIhuh ou Which It Will be llullt PlTTSUlKU, February 7 —The Chronicle' Telegraph «ays: It has been learned from official sources that all the troubles and internal dissensions in th** South Pennsyl vania railroad have been settled, and Sat urday afteruoou last, the tiual papers were signed by the parties in interest. The pro position upon which the road will be com pleted originated with Andrew Carnegie, and has been agreed to by the Vanderbilts and Messrs. Hostetterand Bageley, of this city. These three parties represent $10, ÜÜO,0<)O of the capital stock. The stockholders controlling the other halt million of the stock have agreed to the plan, which consists of an immediate cash subscription of twenty per cent. This will realize three million dollars, making ten millions spont on the road thus far. As soon as this is expended $10,000,000 thirty years six per cent. gold bonds will b>- issued, the money derived by whirti will complete the road and put it in gt>od runnier sb;tp»\ The Vanderbilts have agreed to take $3,000,000 of the new bonds aud H06 tetter, Bwelev and Cariugie $600,000 euch. All suits will be with drawn except thoae ot the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and the work ot com pleting the road will be pushed at once. THE RUBBER TRIST. Um Foruiütlou Certain—TeriUM ut th« Atrwrneut. New York, February 7.—The forma tion of the great rubber trust is now a question of only a few days. All manu facturers of rubber goods who wish to join the trust will pool their own stock aud turn it over to the central company in ex chants for certified shares of the trust. Those coucerns which can manufacture rubber g>ods at the lowest rates will be continued in operation, while the others will shut down. Iustead of 8 and 9 per cent, profit, as at present, the firuis inter ested will then U able to realize over 15 per cent, profit annually. The priced for the consumers will become higher, aud several thousand workmen will be thrown out of employment without any other re sources to fall back upon The combine involves a workiug capital of $50,000,000 aud an anuual trade of $10,000,OoO. Milton County Kitlr Diroctorn. Spécial TeU'jrnm tu the Raritter. Point Pi.KASANT, W. Va., February 7. —At a meeting of the Mason County Fair Company held at this place yesterday the following Directors were elected for the ensuing year: James Capehart, W. O. Koseberry, W. Windon, Kankin Wiley, Jr., (Jeorge L. Eastham. The fair will commence on the last Tuesday of August and continue four days. I'l«*a*Hntou to Kftlre. Washington, February 7.—A member of tbe House Committee on Military Af fairs said this evening that the bill would probably be reported favorably to morrow, which reccommends that Genernl Alfred I'leanantoa, the famous cavalry officer, be placed on the retired list with the rank of «•-!—"-«wl Artujr Details I.United to four Year*. Washington, I>. C., February 7.—The President has sustained the action of the Secretary of War, in issuing the order lim iting details as aide de camp to four years. There was considerable opposition to the order on the part of general officers of the army, and each of them applied to have ex captions made in particular cases. Sherman Will Be With Them. Cincinnati, February 7.—Senator Sher nun has telegraphed his acceptance of the invitation to respond to a toast at the "Lincoln Dav" banquet of the Ohio He publican League at Columbus, February 18. Kragg Ketzin« Secretary Country. Milwaukee, February 7.—Gen. l>ragg, tbe new Minister to Mexico, to-day author ized the Journal to state that he would re appoint T. Connery Secretary ot the American Legation in Mexico. The Gene ral and family leave tor Mexico on tbe 17th of this month. Ml«« Marlowe'* Success. Cincinnati, February 7.—Miss Mar lowe, the young actress, won high praise by her acting at "Parthenia" at the Grand Opera House, last night, before a crowded audience. Pensions for Army Norses. Washington, February 7.—A bill to grant a pension of $12 per month to army nurses, was to-day reported favorably from the Senate Committee on Pensions. Many men of many minds; Many pills ot' various kinds. But for a mild, effective, vegetable purga tive, you had better get Dr. Pierce's Pleas ant Puruative Pellets. Tbey cure sick headache, bilious headache, dizziness, con stipation, indigestion, and bilious attacks; 25 cents a vial, by druggist«. jA GREAT BANK'S RUIN. j SENSATION AI. FEATURES OF Tlifc METRO I POLITAX FAILURE. > ( President Wm. Means Arrested--! Promisent Citizen ( and Ei-Mayor of Cincinnati Implicated— Condition of the Bank—The Ex aminers at Work. Cincinnati, O., February 7.—Another sensational feature has been added to the Metropolitan Bank suspension. It is the arrest of Hon. Wm. Means, President of the bank. The warrant was issued thia morn ing bat was not served in the osnal man ner out of regard for Mr. Means District Attorney Burnett notified liiui after twelve o'clock of the issuance of the writ, and ar ranged for Mr. Means to go voluntarily with bis bondsmen to the commissioner's office at 2 o'clock With thf Fidelity cases fresh in mind, and with the proof they gave of tbe relent less power of the Government where there h»s beeu a plain transgression of the luw, this arrest causes a decided sensation. Mr. Means lia-« held a leading position among basinet« men lor a nam her of years, has been reputed quite wealthy, served a term :w Mayor, when he was elected, not by a party vote, but by a combination, whose support was a compliment to their candi date. To bave a man of such prominence put iu peril of imptisoumeul causes a pro found leelitig. There is :» luir'y well authenticated statement that the examination of the hank's hooks and papers »bowed a gross violation of the banking law, in loans to officers and others connected with the bank very largely in excess of the limit allowed by the law to any one. I» is possible that this wrong doing may have been carried to snch an extent as to imperil the bank's solvency. It is not thought that other ar rests will be made, but of this no one can speak with ceitaint?i because there has uot been time for a thorough examinatiou of the bank's affairs. President Means appeared this afternoon at the office of United States Commissioner Dorger, with Henry Hanua, Maj. Fechhei uier, Patrick K Koach and C. M. Holloway as sureties, and gave boud for his appear auce in the sum of $20,000. The charge air linst him in the warrant is the misap plication of upwards of $200,000 of the funds of the hauk. Loiikiui; for a Receiver. Washington, February 7.—The Comp trolier of the Currency is now considering the question of appointing a receiver to wind up the affairs of the Metropolitan National P.aak of Cincinnati. Several names have already l>cen suggested to him in that conmclion and au appointment will probably be made iu a few days. Examiner Senders is now in charge of the hank. .Meanii ami DeCainp to be IndUted. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 7—The signiticant thing in connection with the Metropolitan bank today was the conduct of the Court in giviug to the grand jury a recess of one week iu order to let the government prepare some fre«h cases that it had to lay before that body. Everybody understands that these cases are those of President Means, Cashier DeCamps and perhaps one or two other officers ot the Biuk. Neither Means or DtC.tmp ex;H-iienced nuy trouble in get ting bondsmen. GIBSON CHOSEN By (i overnor WiUoii to KepreiteDt the .State in the Kentueky AlVitlr. ClIAUI-HsTON, W. Va., February 7.— Governor Wilson to-day commissi .ned ex CoDgressman Hon. Enstace Gibson to rep resent the State of West Virginia in the habeas corpus proceedings to be begun in the State of Kentucky for the return of the nine prisoners in the Pike eounty, Kentucky, jail, and who stand charged ! with having been implicated in the recent Hallield-McCoy vendetta. The case will be brought iu the United States District Conrt now in session at Louisville. Mr. Gibson left for I<ouisville this morning. HASL llAUli Wrangling Over Next Yenr'ii Schedule The Cotiflictlng Hat«. Bi ffaix), N. Y., February 7.—C. H. Byrue, G. H. Schmelz, W. II. Watkins, Horacc Phillips and Harry Wright, of the Association aud League committees helc a secret meeting to day to arrange the ba«e hall schedule of next season so as to avoid conflict* in Philadelphia and New York. The ml mission oi' Kansas City made trouble, as no preparation was made for such a Ion* jump ia the first draft of the schedule. There was a good deal of wrang lit; and the onu-rees will be in session an other day. It is learned that Pittsburg and Indianapolis kicked lmd when theyj found their opeuiug games were to be play with two strong clubs--Chicago and De troit—and that the matter was finally set tled by allowing Pittsburg to open their seasou in ludiampoüs and Detroit in Chi cago. ri«a*»nU Cotiuty Oil. Parkeksiu'RG, W. Va , Febrnnry 7.— Another gusher is reported to day from Eureka, the Pleasants couuty oil field. It promises to do 1(X> barrels a day. Re cent developments in this field have upset the th«ery long held that the oil twit was tmtraen -\AlCRrO~ »tvi.—MvoluiKnm unH eight wells have demonstrated this. The new well is the Cochran No. 4. CONDENSED TELEGKA.M8. The father of Hugh Brooks, alias Max well, nnder sentence of death at St. Lonis, arrived from England to visit him. He express confidence in his son's inno cence. A fire at St. Anne, III., destroyed $50, 000 worth of property; insurance $25,000. Joseph Guertin, dry goods merchants, was the heaviest loger. The snit of Mrs Clara T. Scott, egainst her father, John C Wagoner, of Cincinnati, for the recovery of $.i0,000 obtained by fraud, is on trial at Greenbury, III. No mails have arrived at Montreal from Victoria, B C., for over a week past. The intense cold it is supposed causes the de lay. Oil has been Strock ia small quantities near St. I.anis. It is intended to have the wells deeper and test the territory. At Atlanta, Bob Cloud waylaid Henry Phelps and his wife and killed them both with a shot gun. Cloud surrendered. Chicago stove manufacturers refuse to enter a trust scheme. The attempt to form such a combination will probably fall through. C. F. Mnrt, a well known New York broker, shot and killed himself last night. He was despondent over business lailures. Wells in Johnston county, N. C., are re ported to be boiling and bubbling with load noises. Nothing of the kind has ever been experienced there betöre. The brickmakers of Chicago are taking steps looking toward the organization of a National District Assembly of the K. of L. Our druggists told ns that it beats all other linimenU—Salvation Oil. Price 25c Dr. Ball's Cough Syrap never fails to cure a cold or cough in » short time. 25c HON. H. e. DAVIS' I View« Mi tb« Development of Weat Vir. ! CtoU-A Ltboril Offer. Pikdmoät, W. Va., Feb. 6, 1888. To the Stirn of the JtegUter: . My Dcar Sib:—la answer to jour re quest, '•111 say that I notice with pleaaun the call or a Weet Virginia bnsine&s gath ering atWheeling on the 'Jdth inst. Thai is a lag step in the right direction; good for tte Stat« and people will surely come ont ofit Already the move has had good indueice in and out of the State. The Census of 1880 shows that the cen. tral Ucation, moderate climate and pure atmosihere of West Virginia make the State tae of the moat desirable and healthy in th* Union. We are entirely exempt from the blizzards, severe cold and de struclve storms of the Norfh and West, and tie extreme heat of the Sonth. Tbe Cense *f 1880 also says that no State in tha IniQn surpasses West Virginia in the varietr 61 coal it contains, nor does any contait an equal amount in proportion to its are* The same con be said of timber, salt, pOtpieum oil, and lew exoel it in the variety and qnaility ot ita agricultural land«, especially for grazing. With the exception of Pennsylvania, the West Virgini&coals are much uearer wide water aud the great manufacturing intei estd of the counry than those of any other State. In railnad development we »re now about wherePeunsylvaoia wai before the war. I mere ar«; minima 01 acres 01 coat ami [ timber laud iu the Itnte that can be ÎKiu^ht at from two to live hilars jx-r au re, under laid with an excelKnt quality of coal, which, at one cent pt* tou iu the ground, would make land worfo from'fifty to oue hundred dollars per icre. Awaiting en ergy, brains and capital are farms, manu factures, mining, lumbering, the builditig of railroids, and other industries, with prospect of good returns. We ought not to ait still and wait for something to turu up but shouid let tlie world k»ow where we are, what we are and what we have. A few years ago the merchauta of the large ci tie« waitrd l'or customer« to Ctmie; now they send their agent to the tfwu and country stores with sample«, and they who do uot keep up with thetimflare left. The West Virginia Central Kailroad will make i rat« of one cent per mile to all person» vho will attend (be business convention a Wheeling February 29tb,— that is, for $ uiiles the round trip will be 50 centa, &o 1 think tiere ought to be a Bureau of Information and Statistics oiganized ^nd kept in upration, to aid which we will contribute and more if nectary. I hope t<*ee West Virginia advance to the front ratk among the states, and to this end am realy to work. 1 aiu in full ac cord with tie movement of your people and hope tobe present on the U:»iii. With great rtspec, I am, Very truly yours, H Ii. Davis TU> U. & O. Heard From. The tolloving telegram from Baltimore, from Presi.fcnt Spencer, of the U. A O , to the Chambr of Commerce Committee, was received l.»t night: "I noterith much interest the call which has been made by the Chamhpr of Com merce for I convention to be held at Wheel ing during the month to mature n plan to farther atlact the attention of capital and inuni^rW* to the advantages offered by the Sat of West Virginia. The Baltimore and Ohioliaiiiend Company it in thorough sy in path with «11 such movements for the inateiialgrowth of the territory served by its lilies,and the active ec-»>p. latum ol th« compart; tnay br> relied upon in every legit imate wiv lor the accomplishment of the purposiv indicated. "S. Hl'KNCEK, President " Dr. We »try Smith. Dr. Vesley Smith, of Sbarpabutg, Pa , well kiown in Wheeling and throughout the SUte as one of tho leading miuistcrs in the Mithodiat Church, in a letter addressed to theChamber of Commerce, says, among otherthings: "Hiving been raised within a few miles of Wieeling, aud having spent ten years of my ninisterial life in that region. I feel a deepintere.it in everything that concerns it* iiterests. I think that now, when a thoiwand human lives have lieen lost and ten bousand head of stock by the terrible wesem blizzirds, is the time to briDg the advantages of West Virginia to the atteu tioi of capital and those Reeking homes. Th-i people of those blizzaid-^trickeu west err regious are corresponding at this time with leading men in Richmond on this very subject. In regard to healtbtnlneas of climate and other attractions West Vir ginia has great ail vantage over the Eastern S»te." PRESIDENTIAL. PIIEFKRKNC'ES Of Illinois Kdltor«.— CluvelHiull anil Bob Lincoln Favoriten Chicago, Feb. 7.—In reply to inquiries ay to the choice of preference of Illinois editors for President and Governor, the Chicago Et'tnimj Journal ha* so far receiv ed 69 replies with the following result: For President, Republicans, Ulbert T. Lincoln. 13; James (J Blaine, 10; Shelby M. Culloui, t>; Walter y. Greshatn, 4; Joseph H. Hawley, 3; John Sherman, 2; Philip H. Sheridan, 2; George W. Childs, 1. Democrat«.—Grover Cleveland, 2*2; John C. Black, 1. Greenback—.lessee Harper, 1. Prohi bitionists, Johu P. St. John, 1. No choice, 3 St. I,ou In After the Democratic Convention, leading Democrats of the city held a meet ing yesterday afternoon to select a commit tee to go to Washington and present to the Democratic National Committee the claims and advantages of St. Louis as the place to hold the next National Convention. Mayor D. R. Francis presided, and after r4nid crable discussion a committee of twenty two representative citizens embracing prominent business men, office-holders and hotel proprietors, was appointed with Mayor Francis as the chairman. They will leave lor Washington in a special car on February lGth. A Columbus Kdltor In Trouble. Speria! Tikiram to the Rrpitur. COH'MBI S, O, February 7 - Charles Bonehrake, editor 6f the Sunday Herald, was arrested for criminal libel on the affi davit of Claud Meeker, of the Ew/uirer Bonebrake's libelous article was superin dnced in consequence of Meeker'« report of the tally sheet cases. The former made reckless and unfounded charges. Bine brake appeared before Esquire Allen, waived examination and gave bond in the sum of (500 for appearance in higher court. D. R. Locke Dangeromlv III. Toltdo, 0., February 7—For the past weei or more grave fears have been enter tain»d lor D. R. Locke, (Nasby), of tb« Bleuie of thU city, who has been ill for twe months, bat within the past twenty-foui hnun his symptoms have taken a more fa vorable tarn, aud he is oat of danger. Montreal Insurance Men Los« Heavily. ItoxTBEAL, February 7.—The insurant conpaniea lost $1,500,000 by tires las' yeai, which is two or three times as mucl as fcey received from premiums. On< conpany is already closing np business ii this province and it is not unlikely tba oneor two more will follow their example ! MINERS' CONVENTION. THE INTERSTATE ASSOCIATION M BETINO AT PITTSBURG. _____ Mrntrs and Mm« Owsen of Six States Rtpraecttd by Over Pour Hucdrcd Dâ1iç*ms—Mary land and West Yirpnti D«]# çatas Withdraw. Pittsburg, February 7.—The aunnal convention of the Inter-State Association of Minera and Mine Owners was called to order at old City Hall at 11 o'clock thia morning, by President S. X. Yoeman, of Indiana. Over 400 delegate?, representing 200 pits in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and We«t Virginia, were present at the open ing session. After a brief ad dress by President Yoeman, in which he ! complimented both sides for maintaining the scale adopted at Colnmbus, Ohio, last year a committee w»s appointed to exam ine credential«. The balance of the session was taken op with a <Hwbbw as to whether the half-dozen delegates rto«a Illi nois and West Virginia would be allowed in the convention, as it was understood that the operators of the two Statut referred to bad withdrawn from the agreement. The matter was finally left in the bands of the Committee on Credentials. When the Convention r. assembled in the afternoon quit« a breeze was caused by the Committee on Credentials reporting a resolution providing that where districts were represented by miners und not opera tors, the miners should not l>e entitled to a vote, and that the same »hould apply to operators from districts not represented by miners.. The resolution created a heated discuwion, and immediately after its adop tion ten delegates from West Virginia, Maryland, and the low grade division of Pennsylvania, withdrew Irom the Conven tion. lhe Committee ou Credentials reported iu favor of extending the courtesy of the conveutiou to these delegates and giving them a voice, but not a vote. The matter of permanent organization was next taken up, ami resulted in the election of Alex. Dempster, President of the Spring Hill Coal Co , lVrmauent Chairman; Chris. Evans, of the American Federation of Miners, Secretary; and Patrick McBride, of Ohio, Assistant Secretary. The Sec retary then read Iiis annual report, after which the Couvcutiou adjourned. Previous to the opening of the afternoon s"*sion, Col. W. P. Kend, the extensive operator, luldressed the delegates and created a sensation by « barging the North Western railroads with conspiring with the Illinois operators to shut out Eastern pro ductions from the markets in the North West. At the meeting this evening the con vention revived not to admit Knight« of Lahor as Knights but as delegates. At the ttolnr Iron Work*. Pittswku, l'A., Jan. 7.—The Demon stration in the vicinity of the Solar Iron Works this afternoon when the colored non- unionist« were marched to their homes was not quite a« tierce as yesterday and the impression prevails that in the course of a week the txcitemeut will en tirely aubtfide. The sheriff's proclama tion has the effect of keeping lhe strikers off the company's property during the fitiy THE O UK AT WALK. Albert Still In tlie Lead—A Very Clone Kace. Ni:\v York, Feb. 7 — At daylight this I morning there were about 500 spectators in Madison Square garden. A uunilter of tights were started in the earl}' morning and beer glasses sailul through the air at a lively rate, but no one was seriously injured. At !» o'clock Albert was iu the lead with 170 miles to his credit; he looks utmost as fiesh as when he started, tiner erro Ames second, with lfio miles covered. He also looks fresh. At the end of the first 48 hours of the match, Albert led with a score of 238 mile?—twenty miles behind the world's record of 258 miles, made by Rowell in 1882. His score, however, was twelve miles ahead of the highest record made by a winner of a six days' race. The full score at midnight wiw: Albert, 238; Conners, 174; Vint, lt>9; Sin clair, 160; Hart, 220: Panchot., "234; Herty, 221 ; Guerrero, 232; Strokel, 207; More 205, Noreraac 1H7, Cox 193, Golden 212, Collins 145, Tilly 139, Day 201, Tay lor 160, Stout 134, Sullivan 102, Dillon 1(52. TALLY SHEET CASES. Grunt-ill«'* Crom-Examination—An Un* »Hvory Kerord Ventilated. rial (brrr ixmiimrr n] Ihr Rfgitter. CoLfMBl'fl, February 7.—On cross-ex amination of Granville, a review of his history was the fir«t move. The defense had Granville acknowledge that he had operated a firm under heven different came*, each one of which wan a well or ganized swindling combine. Mr. Con ver->c stated to the KraüsTKK'.s represents live that they oonld and would »how that Granville b.»s mad«j different statement«* altogether to the grand jary from what he now testifies to. This afternoon the evi dence t«n<led to prove conspiracy on the part of the prosecution It was shown that Clarke and Little formed a detective agency to make money oat of tbe Col um bus "people by throwing the tally sheet forgery on some one. Gran ville . was not in the first place to be known as a party in tbe caw. The defence has in its possession the con timony m m« umju*ifuug '<h:i>u<.' istni, Granville's so-called attorney. Duff's character was ventilated. I was shown th»t he was one of the Chicjgo "spoilers," and had received the money and mule the contracts and arrangements for Granville It was shown that Holing took a photo of Charles Klackburn so be could identify him before the grand jury. Haling, Nash and Trnestone made a visit to Chicago on Septem tier 1,1W7, and at the Grand Pacific Hotel finished tbe negotiations as to tbe "boodle" to be received and were made ac q nain ted with Granville's story. Tbe gen eral sentiment seems to be that so far tbe State has failed to make its case against Montgomery or any of the others indicted. Indeed, it has not shown that Cogan bad any conne* tion with tbe forgeries what ever. A STRANGK WHIM. Valuable Property Shnt t'p for Year«, Sold Yesterday. New York, February 7.--There was an executor's sale at tbe foal Estate Ex change yesterday of a piece of property with a re mai kable history. It consisted of 627 and 629 Broadway and 196 and 198 Mercer street, covering a plot 50 feet wide by 200 feet deep. Reabary Brewster, who made a fortune in dry goods, bought tbe property in 1851, intending that the income from it shoald make his declining days comfortable. Hi still owDed it at his death in 1884. Tb< property was boarded up dnring tbe lattei half of tbe thirty-three years that inter vened, because the owner thought it onght to bring a higher rent than any one would ofier him. The property sold yeeterdaj for 1238,000. I Dr. Bnll's Congh Syrup is a certain anc I safe remedy for colds, coughs, etc. Only 25. Don't rub yourself with turpentine, bo na» Salvation Oil for your rheumatism. 25« A «ENERÂL ROW. The Ke«ult of a Law Suit at Kanawha Falls.—On« Man Seriously Hurt. iisctaI THffram to Ute Reçuter. Charleston, W. Va.. Feb- 7.—Yes ! terday morning at Kanawha Falls there , wii a lawsuit before a Justice of the Peace I in which one of the Riggs and «tome of the ! H odd lestons of that place were parties. I The rase did not sait Erwin Riggs, a yonng member of the Riggs family, and in order to show his dislike be became involved In a row with some of the Hud dleston boys, which resulted in yonng King using his gun. He shot old man Huddleston twice, once in the left leg be low the knee and in the right hand. The wounded man is about sixty years old aud it is feared that his wounds will produce lock-jaw, resulting fatally. Dur ing the row stonee were used quite freely, and a number of persons who were trying to quell the trouble were injured. Sheriff McVay, who was endeavoring to make peace and to »nest the rioters, was struck with s poker and slightly injured All poiiies were arrested this morning. Young Riggs and one of the Haddimton taiyi were fcsld to answer before the grand jary. WISCONSIN DENS. A Horrible Story of the Treatment of Pris oner« In the Hurley Dive«. MlNNKAPOLIH, February 7.—A reporter to-d»y interviewed 1\ 11. Moore, who hat* just returned Irom a tour among the no torious dives ol Northern Wisconsin. Raid he: "Wilhiu two hundred tuiles of the twin cities several hundred persons are held in slavery of the most iufamous kind, and young girls are bought and sold like slaves in the South before the war, only their treatment id mnch worse 1 have traveled through the sec tion where the most notorious of these dives are located, and by representing my self tirst as a procurer and afterward as the proprietor of a dive looking for girls, I have been able to see for myself what the press had never dared to publish. These wretches do not deal in prosti tut»-»1, but have a lut of person« who are known as "pimps" stationed here iu Min neapolia, St. 1'auI and Milwaukee, who are constantly on the watch to hire virtu ous young women as school teachers sew ing girls, dining-room gifle, girl« for cham bermaids, and after they arc safely lauded in une of the supply depot* they never go out attain, except as a slave to toiue dive kitpir, wlio, after inspection, ha*« pur eluded them. All thone dives are guarded by large, fibres dogs, to prevent the girl* Iroui ercapii'g. When a girl im sold to a divf -keeper every thing is taken away from her, and she is given a Mother Hubbard dress and a pair of slippers, for which $2ô is charged. This amount, with the amount of thepurchaM- money paid for her, in enter ed on the books against her, sud iu cose she managed to communient« with any of the authorities and they desired her release thin charge is brought forward to show that she is in their debt and that they have a right to hold her.( Charles Leclair, of Hurley, own« three dives, one at Hurley, one at Hay ward and one at Filield. I saw a letter he addreasi*d to a lumbering tlrrn, advising them to go into the same business he was in, and toll ing them of the profits of his business While I was ut I/eclnir's place at Hut ley, nil K'rls Were brought tb*r* from Minneapolis; one of them re tustd to submit to a brutish-looking fellow, when vhe was set upon and kicked and bruised and beaten so that she was un able to leave h<r lied for six weeks a(t«*r. The other* said there was no escape and submitted. There were thirty-two girls inthedive. While I was at Hill Ander son's, at Kagle River, I heard a girl screaming in the liar-room, and on going in saw a small, frail girl, about 15 years old, lyiog on the door with the blood running out of her mouth, while the bnrly bartender, with his knee upon uer breast, was choking her. Several men stood about th** room, among whom was the armed guard with one of his large flogs The cause of this assault was that the girl, who was very young, had, after submitting to nine men that morning, refused a large, brutish-looking fellow who was standing by." Hhot III» Wir« and Nulcliltd. 1'iTTHBi BO, February 7.—A liliorer named O'Neill, residing at Thirtieth tod Hmallmau streets, quarrelled with his wife this morning. He pulled ont a revolver and shot bis wife, killing her instantly. He then shot himself through the hew!. The wonnd is considered fatal. The cause of the tragedy was jealousy. O'Neill was a puddler and well to-do. H« owned a house in the East Kud and made good wages, but a few months ago his Insane jealoasy drove hira to drink. The couple had six children. lUpnrt of Gov. Kurkner's A(«nl. Frankfort, Ky„ Febrnary 7.—Geo. Ham. K. Hill, Adjutant (ieueral of the State, has jnst arrived from the scene of the Hatfield-McCoy border war. His story of the trouble is substantially the same as has been published so often He accuses the Hatfields of being the aggrc*s ors originally. He does not think they will try to rescue the members of their gang who are locked up in the Pike coun ty jail. CiK<'lK!î ATI, February 7.—The an nouncement U made this morning that Ktelka Gernter u now in this city with a friend taking a rwt; that her voice mm u.iaH ■« fw apd that iu April «be will Manic Hall, io a <-oncert with the Campa nini Concert Company. Coming to a OnUrbo«r4. Glawmjw, Februarj 7.—WaUon, de signer of tbeTbiatle, completed a design ol a cutter sitn.lar to tbe Thistle, bot to b« bailt. of oompomte instead of steel. He al«( lurnubeil » deaign for a steel yacht, wbicb will have a centreboard. Wheeling and Lake Krta LHrtrtors. Tolci»o, February 7.—At the annua meeting of the Wheeling and take Kri< road stock holders here to-day, tbe ol( board of directors wm re-elected. Supreme Conrt of Appeal«. TbLS (onrt transacted tbe followinj business at Charleston Saturday, Jndge all present: HUte v. Terrell, from Uitcbie coanty opinion by Woods; jadgment reversed am case remanded for trial. Stockton ▼. Cope land, from Fayett county; opinion! by Wood«; jadgment rc versed and ca«e remanded for trial. Armstrong ?. Poole, et al., fromTaylfl county; «pinion by Snyder; decree of Or cuit Court affirmed. Dann r. Baxter, from Braxton county opinion by Snyder; decree of Circuit Goar reversed and bill dismissed Watkins ▼. County Court; from Preetei county; opinion by Green; judgment c Circuit Court affirmed. Rogers à Co. ▼. Ver lander et al, free Cabell county; opinion by Grace ; decree « Circuit Court reveraed at coat of appallan and cause remeaded, tbe appellee suhetea tially prevailing. Bowers. Trustee, v. Dickinson's kein from Cabell county; jadgment ai Cireui Conrt affirmed. Adjourned until 4 o'clock p. m. aez Monday. BISMARCKS SPEECH RESTORES CONFIDENCE IN EUROPEAN DIPLOMATIC CIRCLES I Fivorsbly Cummwlad on by Fraoch. Austrian ud Rbskad Joarsala—TV» Iron Chuotllor Will Han Puet if B« Bu to fight for It. Paris, February 7.—Tb« leading or gans, including Um Journal de» Débats, tbe Am and the Steele, credit Prince Bismarck with pacific intention*. They say thai hi« speech will make a favorable impression in Europe, despite certain reservations. Tbe Siede «aya that France only followed Germany1« example and strengthened her self in order to be prepared in caw of need. Tbe Radical paper* demand that Prance enter into a defense alliance against the nnscrupulou« Teuton. Sentiment at St. Patarbarg. St. PcTMUUBa, February T.—I* po litical and om^-i lieved that tbe profoundly pacific tone of Prince Bismarck's speech in tbe German Keicbatag yesterday, which agrees with Russia's aspirations, will produce an ex cellent and tiao<|Uiliziugimprea«ionevery where. Or mi an t'raaa Comment. Hkbmn, February 7.—The Sörth (fer man 11 aiette nays that yesterday's mani festation in tbe ltcicbatag reflect« not ouly the agreement of tbe whole German peo ple with Print* Bismarck s policy, but it . also testifies to tbe uuity and strength ; with which they are roady in every way I to accomplish their task and «et as guar ! dians of the peace. .A YOUNU*MATRON. Tba Varl»»! Matrimonial Kipartaaaaa of a Thlrt*en-Year*Old «Irl. St. Jonki'H, Mo., February 7.—A young girl, arrested in this city to-day. tells a strange story a* reported to tbe police. It is as follow*: About two years ago she was married in Grundy county, Mo., to Kobert Patterson, a hoy seventeen years ol age. She was then ten years of age, and two children weru the reault of this marriage. Her husband died in the meanwhile aud she returned to her father's houie near Highland station. Her fatl.er seemed to regard her as a harden and she was compelled to marry .lohu Stevenson, a young man ot tbe neighborhood twenty three years of age. The last marriage oc curred almut three months a*o, and until Tuesday last the two lived happily ;o get her. On the last mentioned day Stev euson decamped, leaving her without food or fuel. The little she had was sold aid she started iu pursuit of her husband. Hne saw him iu Mound City, hut be ooutrived to elude her and she started for Ht. Joae(h. She was kindly takeu care ol, and Mayor Doyle provided her with a ticket to Htrk ory Station, Grundy county, where her father resides FOX ARRKSTKl) The Ureal MporUnM Ch»r|*d villi Abut ting Prisa Fights. Nkw Vobk, February 7.—ktchard K. I'ox, proprietor ol the fuiù r a tutu, vu nrnwtcd thin morniug bj Inspector Wil liam*. «barged with violating tbe penal code by encouraging prise fighting lie went to headquarter« with the Inspector, and then immediately aUrt«d for tbe Toomha police conrt The technical charge agaioxt Mr. Fox ia that of aiding and abet ting prize fighting, in detianc* of law, ol holding stakes, ptihliahmg tbe «letaila and preliminaries of light«, and making hia of lice tbe rendez voua for men beut on vio lating the law. Wlieu Fof waa arraigned in court he a»ked lor an adjournment ol' the examination until Tneaday. Ilia rr quest was grau ted, and h«* waa relraaed on hia own recognizance. No Free Flah-Th* Wires Nuit lia. Nkw York, February 7.—A Washing ton aperial says: It may InUrea» people up iu Canada to know that free fl«b will not be an article of tbe coming laiiff bill. Hpeaker Carliale baa ordered that the wire« nsed exclnaWely for stock purpoaes be taken out of tbe corridors ol tbe Hoaae. The understanding ia that tbera are two of theae, bcaidea a telephone connection witb a down-town broker'a offine, which ia alao likely to he removed. A to Oast tba OaUstials. SftiROriKLD, Iu., February 7 - Tbeie ia a fierce war being wag«d between tbe laundriea of tbia eity. It waa began a few dnya ago, and tbey are now washing collara and cuflTa at the rata of two dosen for one ceot and ahirta for two cents aarb. Tbe Chinese laundriea bave refaaed to cut the rate« ao far and declare tbat tbey will quit rather than work for nothing It ia thought by aome that tbe fight iaa achem* to run tbe Oeleatiala out. NATUIIK'R HIUUWAT. Uoluga uf Huât* sod R.i«laiM Aloi. g Uii Obi*. The Ham Clark paaard down ligbtat.l lS d. m. Tb»- P'red Wllaon paaaed np with emptiea ut i 1 15 I. m. jMUtdi/. Tb« Coo Her will lrsra for Parkarelmrg mud the iiac'ielor for Pittabarg Thorada y morniog. Tb« mar lu ou Um landiog laat evening indicate 13 feet U tacbea aod rieing, « riee ' ' Lh% f«f1 ^ 2-15 p. m.; H. £ Pinpoat, 2.30p. m.; ttneue aod Joe N«vroa, doubl« beadf, 5:30 p. m. Tb« Pittaburg l-4"4^r aaja: Tbc river men werr not particularly m tbaaiaatic to-day over Lb# proapeci of B i barg« riae that would do then aaj pod. Tb« Mooongabela waa foil of iea from tba Yoogh river break np yeaterday, but lb« Ed. Kobberta sod Harry Brown were ready to »tart tbia afternoon if the riae a boa Id bo I an (Tident They will each taka oat 150, , WiO bnthela ot coal. Experienced river I mm aeem to think that if the prtacot ia dicatiooa for a barge riae aboald be verified it woo Id require aeverel day« for the I« to run out,aod by that Um« tb« riven woaid [ fall m rapidly aa tbay had rim. At nany I pointa both rivera remain frozen over, and the reporta a bow the falling recced to ex oeed the riaing regia!er at the majority of I river towna. Tb« preaeot cold »nap baa I done much to impede the cbanota far a flood. The marki from above yeetardaf were: ' Pittabarg 9 feet and felling;. Parker, - 2 feet 8 incbre aad rtoag. deer aod warm; Lock No. 4, 13 faet8 iachea aad r falling, doody; Morgantown, 7 tel and falling; Brownavilla. 11 faei 2 latbmmà atalfaaary, efaady; Kioa'aLa^faftlOfaat 3 incbea aod falling. cioo'i7j. * ; 14 feet and faUiag. dandy; Oil City, fron», i clear. _ _ ! , lim ou .im, Hjf** 'S t patienta with better reenna than mmam ■•SS2S3B3S i » 1*. ****** WtmmÊÛÊgÊÊj**' M*"