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RICEZcJwv^iS. . WHEELING, \\'. V.\.. TUESDAY, APRIL 27. 1897. VOL. 35; NO. 2S3.
. Greek. Tr • ps Cob
♦ 1 to Meet the Turks.
•, lyanuis No* Despond
( lera the Greek
'r^es in Epirus a Counter
ie Reverses buttered by
i ;ay in Thessaly—General
;s<-.s Column Reaches
and is with the Army
; wn Prince—Th© Eastern
b arching tor the Turk
il 2*h—The Times today
-patch from Athens glv
ut . f an interview of its
i w h the Greek premier.
The letter is quot i as
nei her the king nor the
. received any iuformu
(i n in Tin s>aly
iioetne*’' that the
i Ih'cb successfully «-on
to which place
. good order. sav.ng
x* pt the siege guns,
a fon>d to ahan
» imn. conce-Ding
tI > ty »m feit. has
v. and. the prem
. I.re- - troops are now
which is a
; - it in case of ro
il und r con'idera
n s.r.il there was much
• i n - iirg the safety of
r th*".-. v s no reason to
. ks would attempt to occupy
SUCCWM Of the r.r • k troops in
M. !> lyannis pointed out. were
.. - •. v- rat b in 1 k a
, i. according to unofficial infor
• Greeks expected to occupy
a a short time.
r was convinced Athens
i • a quiet, asserted the people
r.fldencein the king and
: had no reason to fear
M Delyannis. in spite
mxieties. appeared
alth and spirits,
ministers of ma
■ -o obtained. The
•. -d ! :1 not received cou
:mor that Dedeagatch
• i by the Greek fleet,
nj of the Platamona
Eastern squadron had
■ find and engage the
r.d the present location
in was not known. The
rine did not thing it nec
Greek warships to return
Volo. The minister said
• '.<>00 Greek troops gathered
and that every efiort was
to reinforce them. Two
•iv hundred gendarmes and
• el- aving Athens for Yolo.
A < Si’.. . OF AFFAIRS.
1 mine ( h:irgcil t gainst 1 tm
s', itT Ncw'iwiwwl rRinr Kevo
i:i• 1 Denouncing Mfu *•* tligh
u • '
April 26.—The Athens corre
:h Times says:
tin received here to-day
tares that the Turks are
■ r s march of Volo. I he
have been withdrawn
■ vn and are taking the
'in the hospitals. Among
fit m Volo is ex-Minister
i f the largest opposition
; > Boule. He has been at
war and was at Larissa
• veiling. He has published
rii At hens newspapers and
■ i • ",U*;i in concentrating
the attention of the pub
!i<; vt* he is preparing to
of a Greek Gambetta.
view with me to-day. M.
■ ;!>' dc '.oum eil Oonstan
which he hoius resposible
ts happened. He denies
any real battle at Mati:
• k troops were never de
point. and attributed the
don to abandon Tyrnavo
the cowardice and in
the gt u ral statf.
i* mav be the value of M.
ui' they seem for the mo
il by the voice of the multl
• Greek populace in many re
mbles the French: and the
Nous do mines Trahis" is be
lt is now the fashion to
f • rsons in high places, and
' which only the other day
ing King George and M.
r having placed themseh s
i of a national crusade, are
: on thi pi ople against
uional authorities.
hich mcrly made war
> ng to make revolution,
the result of the present
oy it is difficult to fore
V ’ !! lv Til.' most serious
- the Graceo- Turkish omer
• . nun ft e tag dis
,eus. Kx-Mioister Ralli.
■ principal opposition group
’ ■ lativo assembly threatened
> he military stuff was
. ' 1 -e would issue u proclamation
l**e 1-Aple. His statements acted
[ like oil upon fire. And the popular ex
j eitement has flared up. Crowds as
j sembled in the streets to discuss them
! and wanted to march to the palace to
.cad them to King George Fortunately
heavy showers drove people iu
! doors.
A.hens. April 26 ne latest dis
patches here sho'v' t the Greeks have
occupied all positions around
Pentepigadia,/* ». Ma tos has asked
for reinfon- .its in order to insure
his advar .0 Janina. Col. Dairak
taris he aerefore. started with two
1 1 house nen to assist him. The report
that C“\. Manes has been ordered to re
tire is unfounded. *
I lie. ;ir«- Uallrlni; Kr<>u> the >hiH-ks <
lt> Their I>rfrj»t—The Situation Is Not
Krctnlril us So Critical as Hut Su|»
I pflHI'tl.
A:! 's. April 2*’».—The spirits of the
\t i urc rallying from the shock
hey . xperieneod on receipt of the news
( f th* retr-at of the Greek army from
nd l 1m talk of per*
n( Lag with the war i- mow general.
.. i: w p .a r comments are. as a rule,
i... •• h>'! - ml. and people are beginning
r . c .ze tha: th* siiua Ion is noi as
irriteai as at first supposed.
A uiehment of 2o" Garibaldians
! iv* ’»'t this <ity for Epirus, but Ricotti
. remains h< re t* • organie the
Italian volunteers who stantly
' arrriving.
C>1. Manos. the commander of the
(Ire. k tnn p^ operating against the
' :* 1, in Ho rns, is preparing to leave
nn i he march from
Jai tea.
P:>natches from Arta announce that
d.-r.i . :• n:> of Greek troops were
leaving there for Fillipiada.
Gret govt rami nl has d manded
tht iirt ore of the Thessalian rail
r ia< s that they continue the service of
he Yola-I-arissa railroad. If the direc
t' rs refuse the government will occupy
the line with troops.J
Three steamers have been sent from
here to Yolo to bring away the women
and children who have sought refuge
there. In official circues here it is not
b-dit veil that Yolo i* in danger at pres
ent and the Greek fleet is relied upon
to protect the port in case of necessity.
The Situation as Given By the Turkish
1 r.don, April 2d.—The officials of the
i'u-kish embassy here have received a
: ich from Constantinople, as fol
! lows:
“The imperial troops captured at
Tyrnavo8 large quantities of rifles, am
munition. cannon and provisions. The
Greek prisoners were sent to Elassona.
The town of Tvrnavo has been sur
rounded by military cordons and de
uu hments of Ottoman cavalry are con
. iimially patroling that vicinity. Effi
; eient measures have been taken to avoid
any kind of depredations upon the part
of troops, whose conduct, however, has
I» xcitod the admiration of all foreigners
cn the spot.
London. April 26.—A dispatch has
been received from Constantinople con
firming the announcement that the
lamps of all the lighthouses about the
Gulf of Salonica have been extinguished
bv order of the Turkish authorities, and
adding that vessels visiting Salonica
will be required to take on board pilots
while going in and out of the bay on
account of the submerged torpedoes.
Rome. April 26.—The Opinione says
! semi-offlciallv this morning: The hour
■, on< r Greece, Her aban
j chmment of Larissa is more than a de
ft .1 . it is a demonstration of irapo
11 n ... and its c rasequenc<s are in<al
culable unless she has the courage to
negotiate and withdraw her troops from
! Crete."
Davton. O.. April 26.—Capt. Otto
Paul, formerly of the Ohio National
Guard, is organizing a company to go
to Greece. Seventy-five applications
have h on received. The many Greeks
in ihis city are taking a lively interest
in the project.
Constantinople, April 26.—-The news
sent fr ra Janina. Epirus, by the for
eign consuls shows the situation there
' to be pr carious. The (‘onstils have
. barr't ade<i their residences, and troops
have be n dispatched from Monastiri
.against the mutinous Albanians.
Salonica April 26.—Edhem Pasha,
the Turkish commander in Thessaly,
will probably attack the port of Yolo,
which is crowded with refugees from
j Tyrnavo and Larissa.
Rome. April 2 —The Messagero to
de' publishes a dispatch from Salonica
saying that the bombardment of that
pl*u.a to-day by the Greek fleet is bc
: lieved to be probable.
Her First Demand I' for :» foaling Station
in Crete.
Berlin. April 2d.—The Tageblatt an
1 nounces that a definite agreement has
i b ('ll r ached between Russia and Aus
: a. The terms of the agreement, it is
are that the Sultan shall renounce
Crete: that the Czar shall be given a
| r aling station at Suda Pay. in that
isia.ah and that in return Russia shall
guarantee the integrity of Turkey.
' The advantages of this arrangement
to the nations interested is obvious.
Russia in command of one of the most
important ports of Crete, will he grea -
ly strength ned in the lino of her cov
eted adva ce toward the south.
Turkey with the formidable power of
tb,- white Czar behind ’’or. will have se
cured almost beyond the possibility of
disaster a position from which she can
rale her troublesome subjects without
f‘>ar of revolt encouraged by the hope of
foreign interference. She would be more
than willing that Russia should assume
such a sort of protectorate ot ei hot em
pire. To this agreement Austria. France
and Germany will, it is understood. gi\e
their consent. England alone has not
made known her views on this question. f
In the best informed quarters, however.
K is believed that a very strong protest
will be certain to come from the court
of St. James.
Emperor William's share in the pro- I
i nosed arrangement has been consider- i
' able. When at Vienna he acted as an
intermediary between Russia and Aus
tria. Not the least of the results of his
mediation will he the approaching trip
of Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria
; to St. Petersburg. Among diplomats,
I this visit will have a determining intlu
j once upon the settlement of the Eastern
London. April 20.—A special front tin
headquarters of the Turkish army in
! Thessaly says:
1 have just received from Edhem
1 Pasha continuation of the disorderlj
retreat of the Greeks. Seated in a cap
| hired Greek tent, he said to me in
i French:
"It is finished. No one, however, un
I derstands why the Greeks abandoned a
position naturally strong and well forti
Edhem Pasha believes the Turks
' would speedily have crushed tin
| Greeks, but it is said that the Greek
commander was warned of the arrival
of the Turks by a priest belonging to a
Grtck village, who heard the Albanian
soldiers singing. The Greeks lied
southward, destroying bridges and leav
ing vast quantities of stores of barley
maiztf and sardines, and above all. a
cask of brandy. A Turkish oflicer jok
ingly r. marked to me: ‘‘The Greek olli
r is must live on brandy.”
At Tyruavo the shops were found tc
be empty and the population had en
tirely disappeared.
Edhem Pasha is maintaining strict
, order, has posted sentinels at the doors
of all the churches and all the prisoners
arc treated humanely.
(Copyright l\v tin Associated Press.)
ARM V. LARISSA. April 23.—Night tdt
layed in transmission).—Col. Audonoiti
with 16.000 men arrived yesterday. During
Thursday night a battalion of Evzones
was entrenched on a hill in the cutter ol
I the Greek position and the whole of the
j Greek line ha? been advanced.
From dawn until 10 o’clock a fierce ar
| tillery battle raged and then a battalion
of Greek infantry and a mountain battery
opened from the left of Mali on the Turk
ish line along the ridge above Mat! and
' tit mouth of the pass. The Turks retired
under a galling tire anil for a time tiic
Turkish artillery poured in schrapnel
shells, but they were harmless, bursting
too high.
At mid-day tiring c- ased until 1 o’clock,
when the Turks made a furious as-au!t
upon the Greeks, who poured a hot tire on
the advancing Turks, wlyle both attack
ing and defending Infantry engaged in
rapid tiring.
Reinforcements soon came to the Greeks
and the engagement was continued until
nightfall, the Greeks stubbornly contest
ing the Turkish advance, though the
Turks succeeded in gaining two kilometres
during the course of the day.
Although four desperate attacks were
mule by the Turkish batteries, the Gr-. k
cannon thumb red last and furious and
the Greek infantry extended on the moun
tain side poured rapid volleys into the
Turkish lines. i> pi lling each advance, and
at nightfall the Greek left had gained
WASHINGTON. April 26. - Tilt Turkish
1 g:uion has receive! the following dis
patch from Constantinople:
"In tl. t ing from Larissa the Helenes re
h-ased the convicts, who committed acts
of destruction and pillaging. Our troops
on entering the town were received by tbc
inhabitants with enthusiasm and public
prayers were made for his imperial majes
;y the Sultan in the very presence cf th;
Metropolitan and of the population—Mos
; ms, Christians and Isra lit • who had
i remained in town. The Helenes lUt at
j Larissa a great uuantity of ammunition,
i provisions, tents and other things; also
I six guns of twelve centimetres and lour
j mountain gnTi.-.”
ATHENS. April 26.—A dispatch from
I Tyrnavo says it is rumored there t’ 1 at
1 Crown Untie. Constantine has lied to Yolo.
SAI.ONK'A, April 26.—Osman Pasha has
; !. ft for Klus-onu to take command of the
| Turkish army.
! Washington. April 26.—Tlic Presi
dent to-day sent the f< lowing nomi
nations to tin* Senate:
State:—William R. Day. of Ohio, to
be Assistant Secretary of State; Del
lamy Storer, of Oltio, to bo Envoy Ex
traordinary and Minister Plenipoten
tiary to Belgium; George M. Fisk, of
Ohio. Second Secretary of the Embassy
of the United States at Berlin. Ger
many; Huntington Wilson, of Illinois,
to be Second Secretary of the Legation
of the i'nited States at Tokio. Japan.
Justice:—Thomas R. Purnell, Dis
trict Judge for the Eastern district of
North Carolina; Edward C. Bradford,
District Judge for the district of Dela
Interior:—Cassius M. Barnes, of
Oklahoma, to be Governor of Oklahoma
territory; Frank G. Deekabach. Regis
ter of the Land Office at Olympia,
To be Receivers of Public Moneys: —
jnhn O’B. Scobey, at Olympia, Wash
ington; Porter Warner, at Rapid City,
S. D.
To be Agents for Indians:—Asa C.
Sharp, of Maryland, a: Ponca, Pawnee,
etc., agency in Oklahoma: Thomas
Richards, of North Dakota, at Fort
it rthold Agency. N. D.; William II.
Meyer, of Colorado, at Southern I'te
Agent v in Colorado.
Treasury:—Elmer J. Miller. Sur
veyor of Customs, port of ( olumbtis,
Ohio: Henry Brady, McILr of the Mint
at Denver. Colo.
Chicago. April 26— Charles S. Boyd
was to-day appointed receiver for the
private banking firm of Schaar, Ko< li
& Co.. 2603 South Hoisted street. The
assets are said to be $75,000 and the
liabilities near the same amount.
Philadelphia. Pa.. April 26—Peter
Maher again demonstrated his ability to
whin Steve O’Donnell by practically
knocking him out irt the sixth round
of their bout at the arena of the Quaker
City Athletic Club to-night.
New York. April 26.—George Dixon,
of Boston, gained a decision over John
nv Griffin, of Baintreo. Mass., in a
twenty round bout at 12$ pounds, at the
Broadway Athletic Club to-night.
Some Caustic Comments on the Ex
| President’s Reform Club Speech.
j Let Both Branches Live—The Lite
• Candidate is Certain the Free
Siiver Men will bo Winneru in
1900—Speech Helped the Cause.
Says Cleveland Did Most to
Arouse the People Against the
Gold Standard—Should Not Ex
pect Roward.
Lincoln, Neb., April 26.—In reply to
a telegram asking him to give his
opinion of the politcal effect of the
sound money banquet of Saturday
night, W. J. Bryan said:
"The pres nee of Mr. Cleveland, two
membt rs of his Cabinet, and such emi
nent gold Democrats as ex-Congressmen
Turner, Bynum and Patterson, made
ihe banquet an important political
event, i nd t he addr . delivered by Mr.
L'.t v la:m may fairly be accepted as
setting forth the present views and
future purposes of the bolting Demo
"Probably the most unexpected thing
in the address of Mr. Cleveland was his
ref rence to the Republican administra
tion. He borrows emphasis from a
scriptural text and accuses the Repub
licans of returning in hot haste to their
• wallowing m the mire of extreme pro
tection.’ This is an unfair criticism, be
cause the Republicans have never
shown any disposition to abandon ex
treme protection. Mr. McKinley won
political fame as the apostle of a high
tariff, and, during the lace campaign,
reiterated l;is devotion to this policy.
Those Democrats who voted for Mc
, lvinlev voted with their eyes open to
tariff possibilities. Neither have these
| Democrats reason to complain of Mr.
McKinley’s attitude on die money ques
tion. To he sure, the President has sent
1 an argosy abroad in search, not of a
golden fleece, but of an object equally
| elusive, namely, an international agree
ment for the restoration of bimetallism,
but iu so doing he is only carrying out
l a pledge contained in his platform.
"Unless the gold Democrats were in
possession of assurances not given to
| the public generally, or expected the
i President to abandon his platform, they
j ought to he satisfied with his financial
policy. He promised to maintain the
i gold standard until relief comes from
abroad, and he is doing it in spite of !
! the continued distress caused by such ;
; a policy. The Democrats who sup- (
; ported the Chicago platform can con- .
sistently condemn both the tariff policy
land the flpaneirl policy of the admin- j
istra ion, but th se wlo supported Mr.
j'McKinley are only receiving what they
'•had .1 i, o expt
“Mr. Cleveland accuses the Reptibli
I cans of a determination to repay parti
! sail support from the proceeds of ‘in- j
j creased burdens of taxation piled upon |
i those already overladen.’ He knew that :
| the Republicans had collected a cam
i paign fund larger than ever before in 1
i American politics; did it never occur
; to hint that the contributors would ex
pect repayment through legislation
i friendly to their interests? Has not the i
! Dingley bill been drawn exactly upon j
the plan of the McKinley bill? It may j
differ in its schedules, but it does not !
differ in its general plan and prepara- ;
| ticn.
"But if those Democrats who sup- |
ported Mr. McKinley have no reason to
criticise his course, what shall we say i
of those Democrats who supported the 1

they to consideration at the hands of
the President? Mr. Cleveland asserts
that when the fate of the nation seemed
in the balance deliverance came
i through the bolting Democrats; does
he mean through those. Democrats who
! voted directly for Mr. McKinley or
i through those who voted for the India
I uapolis tieket?
“The ' . among the gold Demo
crats claim to have voted for Palmer
and Buckner: certainly this did not en
title them to pose as saviors of their j
country. They knew that the contest j
Would he close—even Mr. C leveland re
fers to the campaign as one ot doubt
and fear. , ,
“Was it patriotic for gold Democrats
to throw iheir votes away upon a ticket,
which had no chance when their sup ■
, , dei ided the contest r
There is n touch of humor in the boisj- j
trroes intentions of those who. during
1 the contest watched the struggle fro-.n i
afar. and. after the battle was ovc/r,.
claimed all credit for the victory.
••The important part of Mr. Cleve- j
land's address, however, is found in his j
declaration of war against those who
supported the Chicago ticket. In this j
1 last address he has given more aid to }
! ’,i= opponents than to Ids supporters. |
just as he did by his official acts. His
surrender of the executive branch of
the government into the hands nf the
\Vnll street financiers, during the last
administration, did more than any one !
to arouse the \merican people to
a i nowing of the iniquity of the gold
: public •• th • ; in the 1; te cam
paign did much to drive the sliver Re
publicans out of th- Republican party,
and their loyalty to bimetallism has not
been shaken by defeat. . .
“In his address Saturday nic^ht hr
I aided the silver cause still further by
j removing whatever danger there might
: have bei n of concessions from the reg
! ular Democrats to the bolters. If he
had d scussed the fundamental princi
ples of Democracy, and then urged a
union of forces upon a platform com
prising differences on the money quea
i tion, he might have done us harm in
! some sections, but his dogmatic insist
ence upon a foreign financial policy
and his omnhntic endorsement of the
organization of tin gold Democrats, will
nave a wholesomi influence in convinc
ing timid Democrats who believe in bi
metallism with the Democrats who are
wedded to gold monometallism
->Ir Cl' volant ■ "V !
contest over the money question, in
stead of being ended, is just beginning
-he recognizes it as an irrepressible
conflict, and in this he reasons rightly.
I > iin< • itic party ill in b* ••• reit
erate its demand for free and unlimited
coinage at 16 to 1. and will be opposed
by these who at that ume believe m a l
gold standard. Thii being as certain as
any future event <nn be. why should
those affiliate now who expect to engage
in combat so soon lyreafter? We now
have a harmonious Democratic party,
and we have a halting organization
which claims to reptesent another kind
of Democracy. \A them l>oth exist,
and time will determine which is fittest
to survive. If any bimetallist is con
verted to the gold stindard, he can join
their organization; If any gold Demo
crat repents, he can-return to the fold.
"However much tfe may differ from
Mr. Cleveland, we mhst admit his cour
age. A l°ss resolutj man would hesi
tate to assume the leadership of a little
band of 13b.bftd. mafy of whom voted
tbo IndlmapoMs »icV/>t n’ist",,° ^nd
then accuse 0,500,0(0 voters of l>°''
utner designing ugiiiluis ur it.e imp 1*3
of designing agitaters. A man of less
self-reliance would r-examine his own
conduct, to see whether it was his folly
or theirs which s« pirated them from
5,000,Wr0 of Demoerits. But in the lex
icon of Mr. Cleveland's matunir years
there is no such word as ‘mistaKe.’
"The gold Democracy is impotent to
bringing any real rtlief to the country;
it is long on platitudes and short on
performance; it reaches its maximum
at a banquet and fts minimum at the
polls. It is the toy of those financiers
who prate about rational honor while
they fatten on the nation’s extremity,
and is powerless to protect the people
from the extortion of trusts and the
greed of .unrestrained corporations.
These Democrats who believe in a gov
ernment by syndicates and for syndi
cates will naturally drift into the Re
publican party, because it offers them
the host prospect! of success.”
i _
To the Head !Ie»*o Wlitue Tnmlt is Soon to
1m‘ U«»m*»crat*,#l By an United IVople.
• Copyright, if*7. Associated Press.)
New York, April 2G.—Of the famous
men who cam? to-day, perhaps none
was more spofcea of than General
Longstreet. Ilfs venerable fare and tall
figure, now somewhat bent with age.
brought hack to mind the days when
in the prime of his life, he led the
Southern forces in many a fierce as
sault. Since those times he has been
United States minister to Turkey, and
now holds first rank in the short list of
Confederate Generals still alive.
General Longstreet especially re
quested the,Associated Press to publish
a srai ment all written by his own. now
somewhat feeble hand., lie said to the
correspondent that it was feting on
such an occasion that he should speak,
for lie wa$ with Grant at West Point,
served in the same regiment with him
before the war. and even introduced
him to t*ie woman who became his
wife. The statement, as General Long
street wrote it. is as follows:
“I: was my good fortune to know as
few others could, that Grant's heart
went otr* in sympathy fo- rhe brave
me i and, women of ihc South during the
distressing’ times of reconstruction, and
to my rid comrades who followed the
stars an ! bars of the South to the gloom
and glor y of Appomattox. I want to say
Genera’ Grants heart went to us in all
of otir ’wnes. Tie appreciated the prin
ciple t int all governments derive their
powert from the confidence and re
spect t f the people, and his great mind
and patriotic heart were bant toward
the i p-estahlishment of cordial feel
ings !iPtween the sections of the land.
If every old Confederate soldier or
widow of a Confederate to whom he
gave helping hands could leave a tear
about his tomb it would be baptized in
love’s best offering.
“To the brave men of the other side
of H e great strife, my people send mes
sen/rers to crown this august occasion.
Wtf turn from the setting star of the
Cnpf 'deraey to accept the glorious flag
of. the Union, to put it about our
hearthstones, and love it as we love
on • noble women, we stand guard about
anid uphold it frvevor; its glories are
du rs with undivided hearts, undivided
pi’ople. undivided arms to protect its
• “We are with vnu to-day and all dnvs.
’•rothers and friends, and with the
r igged remnant of our once proud arm.
v e offer the living tribute to the chief
tain who led you to victory; renewed
Heartfelt alegiance to the great Union;
your Union, our Union.
“On this inspiring occasion, we love
:to tell you that for all the grandeur
and majesty of Grant’s character, for all
the splendor of his generosity to our
brave men and broken neonle. his name
shall lie cmbalbed in Hie hearts of our
children and of our children’s children
with devotion ad warm as our South
ern sun.
“Illustrious citizen of the republic,
in danger, brave; in victory, generous^
we help to crown him with his peoples’
undying love and in the presence of the
highest officials of S'a*e ant' municip
ality, we help fo dedicate this monu
ment to his name and feme, and lift
them like tnoeitse to the powers above.
•Hie was so easily a general that he
failed to note his own reserved powers.
He will grow with his own generation,
and those who come after, until they
learn to appreciate bis worth."
Tt was swb sentiments as the ven
erable General expressed in his state
ment that pervaded the talk of the
gray-haired men of all sections who
came f-om Washington to honor the
great hero Grant.
I'. S. Grant. Jr., with his wife and five
children, arrived at the Fifth Avenue Ho
tel to-day. 't heir home is at Bandiego. Cal
ifornia. They will be the guests of the
city at the hotel.
Jesse R. Grant and his family are al
ready at the same hotel.
G. n. Howard has invited Chief Joseph,
with whom he fought in * .7. to rid with
him in the parade to-morrow, but the old
N z I*, rv chief preferred to ride in Gen.
Dodge’s; staff.
G. n. Dodge issued an order r questing
C-n. John H. Gordon, of Georgia, to act
a - special iid in connection with the Sons
of Coafedt rate Veterans.
Th. S: one wall Hand, of Staunton. V.t..
will .dso accompany the Sons of Confeder
ate Veterans in the parade.
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Tim Fostoflftre at Leirliliorg, W. \a..
1 or.ted—Cot 8(100.
Sp4< :.il to th< Register.
."Ronceverte. W. Va.. April 2fi.—Bur
gjars blew open thesafp in the postoffloe
ajt Lewisburg, W. Va., at an early hour
this morning, ard secured between six
and seven hundred dollars in stamps
and money.
The Constitution Repairers Will Quit
Work on Thursday,
And will Not Reassemble Before
May 19—Yesterday was Devoted
to a Discussion of the Proposition
to Leave All Salaries in the
Hands of the Legislature—Failed
to Reach an Agreement on the
Question—Judge Brannon Argued
in Favor of Keeping Salaries Out
of the Constitution—The Present
Constitution Covers Too Much.
: Special to th« Register.
i Charleston. W. Va.. April 2<5.—'The
1 constitutional committee spent nearly
the whole of to-day’s session in discuss
! ing the question whether to leave to
the Legislature the fixing of the salaries
of State officers.
A groat deal of fine oratory’ was heard
from several members, and also an ad
dress by’ Judge Brannon, of the Su
premo Court, ou the question.
Judge Brannon said our present con
stitution was a good one. Its only
weakness was that it covered such
matters as belonged to the legislature.
The fixing of salaries was. he said,
purely a legislative function and should
not be put into a constitution.
The committee was unable to come
to a satisfactory conclusion upon the
question, and the further consideration
of it was postponed until the 19th of
A resolution was taken up and
adopted, providing that the committee
on Thursday next take a recess till
Tuesday, May 19. Mr. Hansford left to
day for his home to attend to import
ant business.
Col. Fast will leave for his home to
Senators Baker and Dotson are also
absent, and will not return before the
committee takes a recess.
To Take t ho Sr»nt at the Seen** of t he Mur
der Near Mstunington.
Speeial to the Register.
Mannington, \V. Va.. April 2R.—The
local authorities are doing everything
possible to run down the murderers of
Monsour Thonas. Yesterday morning
Capt. W. B. Sine, chief of police, ac
company 1 by Cap. Miller, of Morgan
! town, went to the scene of the murder
'• taking Miller's blood hounds. Two
Syrians who claim to have scon two
men making their escape were also
taken along to show as near as possible
where they’ saw the men.
Miller tried in vain to get the dogs to
take the trail but they were a failure.
A reward of $2">0 has been offered
by a brother of the dead man. Charley
Thonas. the money being deposited in
| the Exchange Bank.
I£«• v. .J. II. Rogers,of Toronto, Ohio, Passes
Anav Aged H9 Tears.
Special to the K gist. r.
TORONTO. ().. April 2*!.—Rev. J. II.
Rogers died to-night aged 81 years. Ho
iv;i. a Methodist minister, retiring about
flv. y. irs ago from active work. He was
wid Iy known and loved. He leaves three
married daughters.
Special to the Register.
Weston, W. Ya„ April 26.—Fire this
morning destroyed a dwelling house
owned ltv .1. If. Edwards and occupied
by J. C. McCallip. The fire originated
from the gas in the kitchen stove. Mr.
and Mrs. McCallip. with their little
son. made their escape by climbing
down the front porch. I»ss on building
$«00: fully insured. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Callip lost everything. He also is fully
New York. April 26— A special to the
World from Havana says:
Private letters from tho interior re
port wholesale starvation. Some of tho
cases are especially heart rending. Chil
dren are dying in tho streets of Matan
zas, and babies have been found in tho
arms of their exhausted mothers. Your
i correspondent litis been through th*
province of Pinar del Rio and has seen
whole villages of living skeletons in
Inrk huts, praying for death to release
them from their sufferings.
big paving contract.
Special to the Register.
Marietta, O.. April 26.—Rids for
paving two miles of streets were opened
to-day. That of the Townsend Prick
& Contracting Company, at sixty cents
per square yard, for standard block
pavers, was the lowest. This contract,
with one now under way, will make
♦three and one-half miles of Marietta
streets to lie paved this year by the
same company, requiring four million
Speci.il to the R> gist- r.
PARKEKSW'RG. W. V i April 2T..-Th«
suit of W. R. Gunn, administrator of the
Railroad, from Ma-on county, has been
compromised. tie road paying tho judg
ment of $2.7*) in on case and J1.000 In tho
other. •
LONDON’. April -G.—At Aldershot Sta
tion on th< und» rground railway to-nigh
an unexplained explosion d.-mollshM n
rarrias- and seriouxty wounded twelve
people. Opinion is divided as to whether it
was an accumulation of gas or a bomb.
The Weather
Mr. 0. Schnepf. the Opera House
druggist made the folowing observa
tions of the weather yesterday: 7 a. m.,
55; 9 a. m.. 63; 12 m.. 77: 3 p. nu. 7a;
7 p. m., 59. V’eather, changeable
Washington. April 26.—For Wes'
Virginia—Fair, warmer; norther.y
winds, becoming variable.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio
—Fair, warmer; northerly winds, be
coming variable.
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