WHEELING. W. VA.. SUNDAY FORKING. JANUARY 2&1884
NEWS OF THE MORNING.
A big Are at I.eipeic, 0.
L Fiank Hard oo free trade matters.
V ron mnrders hia father at Urbtua, O.
) he first legal banging in Wyoming Tar
t rial resume of Wheeling for the put
• *tv k.
Death of the man who killed Hilton, at
Orai ton young Indies' oonduct at the
Kirker, the defaultingcashier of I ronton,
O., in court.
A lively scramble among Steubenville
Very foil report from the neighboring
Ki' «-s and towns.
Coi. D. tells of the entries for the Ser
The Reymann gas well torpedoed and
d results anticipated.
A brutal railroad official gets himself
ito trouble at Rush Run.
A Fulton would-t>e John L. Sullivan
locked out in one round.
__ How the Lowell national bankrupt law
is received by busine* men.
The doings and aayinga cf Waet Virgin
ia ? st the National Capital. '
Tria! ot th» * A"0«twd Skinner
for larceny at Waah/rgton, Pa.
Sudden and tragic deaih of a West Alex
ander young man at Limestone, Kv.
^ A Ber. word ma* who did net elope
1 (fc<itgb charged «iib the gentle ofien«o.
Tne Washington Oun Na-Gsel whacka
Abe Hewitt over Minister West's shoulders.
"Cold tea" no longer to be t derated
among the nation's law-makers when at
Justice to.Fitr-Joha Porter reasonably
certain of being :*ad;rcd by the present
Attorney Generml Brewster growing tired
of the investigations of the workings of his
President Artiiur apparently worn out
Jmt satisfactory explanations are ottered j
■ My Lis friends.
P!»in talk from a colored man on the
^p*MUt attitude of the lealiug pol>tic«l
paitiea towards his race.
T e reportsd Democratic dissensions on
-ihe cant! «juestion ridiculed by leaders of
tnat party in the House.
A Philade'phia woruan whom poverty
parted from ker child falls heir to a for
none, but c ncot be found.
V The demand for the new post il notes
much larger ihan anticipated by the post
office authorities. How they have been re
ceived in Wheeling.
Later and fuller particulars of The City
Ol Columbua diaister. The fearful story
bf softe iag and deathjtold by the surviv
ors. Th- car* 1 aa e s affl-.he pilot the cause
of the accideat.
The evidence all in in the Nutt trial, and
lh* ca?e probably to be given to the jury
• early in thewet~ The rebuttal testimo
ny of the pjoeecution a total failure, and
"the counsel for the defense confident that
young Nutt will be acquitted.
Selby'a Sunday lett-r. S >roe of the evils
and follies of modern society. Two speci
mens of a el«sa of young women, who
mak« g< od psrtu. rs, but very oad wive*.
Ex Marshal Henry's attack on Arthur.
Henry Watterson nursing t'ue Mcl>onald
[ LOOKING FOR AN HEIRESS.
. 1 l«tk*r Wb*m Por»rljr Parted from
I , HrrCklid Ukrrli*»l'«riiiue.
.Philadklphia, January l'.i.—Miss Clara
IV Venable in ls7i« met a young man at
. #e White Sulphur Spring who said his
i mme was Sydney R. Lawsoa, and that ha
iraa a dry goods merchant of this city
when Miss Venerable went to her home io
, *mp:*Jl county. Va, they corresponded.
Id **i'J they eloped and were married in
Wasn'ngton. the groom confessing that his
right name wa* Foster and that he was a
VPhiladelphia diummer. They lived hap
pily until 1&81, when Foster took his wife's
Jewels sod ran away leaving her penniless.
A poor family natu»d Myersly, living on
Jfortn Fifth street, took her and her little
baby to their home. With the mother's
consent Mr*. M>ersiy tried to find a horn**
for the infant A crowd followed her
about the street and she was taken to the
Ninth district ponce Nation on suspicion
cf having stolen the child. There she told
her trry, which was found to be true, an t
a * f£on who attracted to the plac
toom the child. Meanwhile Mr*. Foster'.*
mother had d>ed and her father turned a
deaf ear to her letters. After giving up
the ebiid Mrs. 'o^ter went to New York.
-**nd that wa* the last seen of her.
* La»t year Mr. Venahle relented and tried
tOdiaci'ver his daughter, but did not suc
ceed He is now dead and has left |ii ».(*►•
to tbe daughter or her child. Lawrence 1>
Farqubur. of Lynchburg, is now here
searching for a clue to them.
Sertoli* Mr* la m ObloTom.
~ Ton no, O, Janu iry 1?.—About one
fourth of the business portion of Leipsic
*u destroyed by fir* lest night. The
principal ios»es were stistaiued by Kiton
if Davis, general merchandise," A. J
Youcir, drn«s; James Mc<'!isb, billiard
ball; J. D. Haderman and Joseph Bridle
men. lawyera; Sol. Your* book*: Koc«
Ur Bros., "barber shop. Total loss, #3,500;
Allried Dffitnllfr Arr*l(af«l.
Iaor.ro*, January 111.— Will & Kirker,
the alleged defaulting teller of the Second
National Bank, was arraigned before Kni
tad 8tates Commissioner Shaw to-day on
sixteen warrants, each charging him with
• faJae entry on the hank boots. He waiv
ed as •lamination, and gave bond in taq
anm of ftlo.OOO for hi* appearance before
tie United States District Court in Cincin
(•aipaay Ktraver* a
MiarRio, January 1!».—The cue of
tbe 8t. I.ouis, Iron Mountain and S,>atbern
Railroad against the Southern Kxpr*4->
-Company for an alleged deficit of $100,000
is eetuement, was tried yesterday in the
Fed«ra) Court and decided against the
Mint who long sabered from indescrib
abJe fpeliags of dittrrse, lame back, aching
joint*, sores, swelling*, weakness of ihr
arisery and digeetiva oryaaa, not. turaJ
Jb*lir*e of weerioese. headache, n«rrou+
aeea, deepondeary. sieapleasntas, disturb
ing draauis, partial iasauity, ate., after doc
toring lirer, kidn-ys, nerrea and brain.
£tb the eariuue quack noetrum* of the
y. and be in* nearly frightened (0 death
by tbeir alsrmio* advertisements. quietly
b*ftan neicfc Dr. Oaysott's Yailow Dock
and Saneperilla. and were agreeably aar
prised to quickly find themselves reetored
. to perfect hcaith. No other remedy
A Steal PiMevsty.
Mr. Wffl. Thomas, of Newton, !»., says
"My a.fa bad been seriously affected with
a cwsgh for twenty-Are years, and tbia
apriag more sererfy uian ever be/or*. She
ksd need many rrmediae witboat relief,
aad beiojc urged to try Dr. Kings New Dia
cavery, did ao, wirb moat gratifying re
^Mlta Tba drat bottle reliered bar vary
jaacb. aad tba aeeond bottle haeabwlutely
cored bar. 8ba baa not bad aa good ealtb
fcr thirty years."
, Trial' ^ il#» 1 « ft loc*n A Co. * Drug
flM La«ia sua $U*
"THE DEVIL'S BRIDGE"
A Brieve of Sorrow, Suffering and
A Pilot's Criminal Carelessness
The Columbus to Strike a Danger
And Sends a Hundred Paop'e to
a Watery Grave.
The Heart-Reading Stories Told by
Not a Wcman or a Child Among
the S; vsd.
Frierris Locking in Vain for Their
fyxcifll to the Rr jutT.
January 19.—Fifteen survivors
if tbe *rec£ °t City of Columbus ar
rived b*re this merging f/oui New Bedford.
Many of them are in r pitabl« condition
*bd seme are too da/ed to giro an intelli
x«nt account of the wreck. F. \V. Fair
bar, ks, of Oorbam, Maine, says he was in
hi* berth in the steerage, but aweke and
was somewhat aneasy when tha acci >ent
oicurred. lie in of the opinion that the
sttatuer struck on the rocks several times
before she came upon them finally. He
noted three successive shocks aud thought
that it might be that the hi*h sea was
hurling ice against the side. When the
steamer was jammed upon the rocks the
water rushed iuto the steerage and he
M-rambUd out, t-kiag a greater part of his
An ill* VftMl rilled
the keeled over and he got into Che rigging
w here he ciutv fur hours with the sea
breaking over/him at frequent intervals.
At one lime some cnve way md fell upon
him and he received a Mow across the
forehead which stuuued hici and an jther
in the chest but bis ting« rs were (hen
frcztn to the rising and he was not swept
ill. He attributes his safety to a r lbber
coat, ti e skirts of which he had tied around
Liu and thus kept his clothing dry. Many
u.ore he thinks would have been saved but
(«. r tbe high sea running- The boats could
not approach the wreck. When his turn
caiue be jumped into tbe raging water, and
after reaching the surface was swept within
reach of tbe rescuers. He saw two who
n.ade the perilous leap overboard washed
a»av to death and believes many met 'he
same fate before a rescue v.as attempted.
A Mt.gle boat with several Indian* in it
csiuip «. tF from Hay Head but they conld not
approai h the wreck. Tney were enga:*ed
iu picking up floating matter. Wane in
itie rigging ii e pilot told hi:u
He I'lifd Ihr t'ouroe of the Vessel
a:.d fastened the wheel, and as he was
v»ry cold he went to the smoke stack to
warm himself. H» remained there twenty
n it utes and when be returned to his post
i'otit d the ship Lad veered around. Wueu
tie ascertained iuattue vessel was among
iLe rocks and probably impossible to save
lit' he put her ou the rir*at --hore and rau
as high as be cou.'d, with the raaait Al
tb« i-xh she drew sewn'een feet of water
I < r toiefoot was eleven feet, Fairbanks
of th» opmion that many passengers did
i ot leave the ca1 in un'ii their bodies were
wn hed out by the waves which s )on t »re
ill ilie after part of the deck and carrte.i
out tbe bodies, furniture a: d bvga<<* b_»
i»re tl e eyes ot tbe horrified survivors.
Onar Iasiagi was in the rising with him
ai<d he perished before aLi came to hand
Ni t a woman or child w is seen by him
aiixe afte* the vessel went ashore. He
■I iuko that Morion, of the Koston Globe,
V it nnl Murrr* il iu UsIoIuk the Shore.
A. Wiedman, of I.twrenee. who was in a
ber'h in the cabin stateroom, was awakened
b\ the lirst ah.jek imd ar.-u-ud bis eom
t?»';ion. Frederick M Sargeart, of Merrinc.
who was lost. The ve»st*l then toppled
over. He reached the m>>iu rg<ing witb
treat diiticul'V. He teils <>f ti n sweeping
away, one by oi.e, of those i.i the ligging
so the eo.'d caused them to lose their hool or
'Le waves tore tiie rising froru their sra?p
Wbeu be was leaving the cabin h* siw o ie
*• ntleman keepicg a tarty an! two boys in
iheir state room. None of t*-nsr'v were
seen aitTwards, the cabin and all in it
Oe-'ig whelmed in the sea.
John Maild rn. a sailor, snid- ' When I
csn»e on d«»ck I heard either the < tptain or
oie'e. I dou't know which, say, -we shall
lose ti.e poor ship, but don't l><» alarmed,
»i « 11be saved. Tueu there #hh rii'i
'•■r ti »• hats. They w-re all cut alrift,
but f\e of them were broken at once.
The Oibtr Our (Jot Oil
*irb four uieu on board, whom I th'uk
siiloff. I made for the mua rig'ic^
* tb ibe engineer utid itfirst msis.aa ,
ni;aton the top of luo niter hjuse, 01:
tehpof which wis a raft. Our weigki
•rokp the roof of the house. T>ien wp
-hoved the raft into the ws'it and Pnillip*
the »i~t assistant, and myself got on b^an',
fcnt I a'raid we woaid get wathed off
■k> I l»ft it and went back to the mast. Tb«*
after honse did not stand titte<*n minutes
Billy Murray, Mike Day and one of tbe pas
Mt>d«rs ia charge of the engineer and
mate stayed on the raft. Paillips to'<1
th»m it was broken and tbey should get off,
><ut tbev stayed on it and we did not see
th»m afterwards. We clung to the rigging
six or nine hours, I gaess. Every once in
a *hile a man would get numbed'and drop
W be* ike Cm:ter fame up
I jumped into the water, but got foul of a
piece of wreck which held me under tbe
«at*r until 1 thought 1 was done for. I
maosged to get loose ami swim for the
inf. I was juat ainkmg «h?n ■ >me s-ised
my l.aads and puiled me oa boaid. Two oi
u,y ribe were broken.
1 bciuas O'Learr. the fireman. stated that
he saw two U*t« tilled with people dropped
into tbe water, but he knew noae of them
had plug* in the bottom, and nooneseemed
to kccw whew tbey were. He got into the
rigging, and aftea suffering fearfully for
eleven hours a rescuing psrty in a boat
V ok bim oil. Only those who couid awim
bad much chance of being saved. Two
boys are amocz the survivors, George W.
and Herbert W. Farnaworih. twelve and
seventeen years of age, of TownsenJ, M*«s
SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD.
Pf*rlf FlMklac «• »*w for
1itiii|ivllH«r V«n s«epi Duwa l»
Special to tV Reciter.
Xkw P*rrotp. January 19.—10*. m.—The
»arly train from Boatoo thia morning «ra«
beauly laden wi-b relatives and fron ts of
the victims of th« City of Columb'is do
ssier. Bat little information oould be
gained here regarding the victim*, and
thej bare since been wandering to anJ
fro along the wharves, imporinning al
they meet about toe wreck. The revance
cutter Dfxter sailed with tha ta* Nellie
for the wreck and will search for bodies.
Ail the bodies brought here on the DexUr
are identified except one. The Dexter re
turns this afternoon, and until then no
farther information can be obtained from
the wrack. All the tags here hare gone
to Gay Head H. A. PniUtps, the fires as
sistant eoginearof the City of Coluuiba',
states that "when we atracfc Morrison, the
chief engineer exclaimed:
**nm Tea—!*■ Asksrtk"
We shut down right off, and the ship
backed oft Than w cot tha bad* to «•
ahead and she drove right on to the reef
again. It did not seem ten minutes before
she tank. I had just time to £et a life pre
server on. The boat was outside the buoy,
but there was a terrific current. At half
past t»n ia the morning a life boat pat off
from Gay H-ad and took away several pa -
a*-Dg>rs, one of whom died soon afterward.
Shortly aft»r twelve o'clock another life
boat put off to the distressed ves
sel, sod meanwhile the revenue cut
ter Drx er came along and sent oft two
t» ats. Twentyone men who were taWen
from the wreck and placed aboard Cbe
l*xter, four of whom died afterw ir<is, h
tbe total number savod. Five de»db>di<M
have teen recovered. Seventeen of t*<>
saved aid four of the dead were brought
here, and six are auppoted to be dying,
and one of the dead is a' Gay Head. 0' the
d»ad two have been identified a* H-len
Broo**, of Norbboro, M<t9s.. and G Fred.
Chandler, of Hyde Park. Another man is
»up(0«ed, from a card found in his p icket,
to be one of the firm of Richardson & C >,
Clinton Market, Button. It is not known
who vere in
Ibv KoiiIh Tbnl tiol Ammj
front the shfy One third of the passen
gers were women and children, not one of
wbom *o fur is known to have been s»ved.
A yourg man named Sergeant. of Merrl
mac, was knocked off of the rigging by a
fallirg spar and iost. The steamship bad
a moderate cargo of mi>cellaneoua freight.
The wrerk lies one hundred yards inside of
"Devil's Bridge buoy."
Other survivors in their statements say
Very Dark When the Steamer Ntruek.
and the vessel remained upright, drifting
backward, wlxiie the passengers crowded on
After drifting several length* astern
iu« rcamil 1 tinged and lb* tea fWept every
thing. The F.raS worth boys clim beats to the
rigging and were saved, tbroogh the energy
yt John White, a seaman. The survivors
eaw one boat cootaiaing seven women up
set and the sea soon demolished the boat
II was fearful the way the women were
swept away. Some rushed on deck with
their husbands and as the full force of the
storm broke upon them, realizing that all
wj» lost, they threw their arms arouud
their husband's necks and bade them good
bye. A few moments later Ihey wer^
swept overboard. A mother with a child
held tight in her arms was borne away by
tbe waves reaching the deck. Not one of
the women reached the rigging. A ma
jority were washed ovei board, by the
waves, but a number were probably
smothered in their berths. After tUe vess-1
struck the quartermaster came and sa d
the steamer was making water. He the-i
got all the boata ready, tbe ship listed and
all that could got ou the st iruoard side,
Wa«hrd from the I'orl Mile,
into the sea. lu live minutes the ship
rghted at d Mink. From the time sh*
suuk until she listed was fifteen niinatei.
t'n the arrival at Bostoo of the special New
I««!ford traifive hundred people were at
the depot and at once surrouHded the fif
teen survivors of the wreck. All b'>re the
tna.-ksof their struggle for life. Hardly
one had a complete suit of clothes. Toe
most cl.eerful of all were the Farnsworth
boys,who appeared not to be suff-T
it;g from exposure, and who were
neatly clad in clothing furnished
by the citizens of New Bedford. The sur
vivorswere pla.ed in carriages and driven
off to the steamship company's o'tiee.
Here men and women hastily scanned
each faca but tht ir friends were not among
the rescusd. Anxious relatives and friend*
seen came in aiid a few met husbands.
t ill en and neighbors.
"Ti<e Devd'c l!rtdg«," which is formed
like the Miepherd's Cro >k, begins I
r«sr tie si" r jt«t norih of the
eiyht and runs westerly aSout )ia>f a
mile at.d theu ex ends in a nmherly
direetii n a few honored vards further.
The 1 uoy marking the ou side reef is d s
•ant a quarter of a mile from the w-»st ead
off ttie reef and not over three-qua:tera of
a nr.le from shore.
II liuol l»nnl for StMinen
bot:rdfrom Boston for ports in the South
K> take ine course pursued by the Colum
bus. They generally sail south of Nan
tiuket, giving the shoals, extending fifty
milts south of that island, a wide berth.
If seems probable that Captain Wri*ht
on laying his course for the ocean departeJ
frrm the usual course too soon, steering
relatively in a northwest course which
brought him inside the buoy marking the
outf-.de of 'Toe 1 >-*vi 1 s lirii^e," aud cau
sequently fe 1 upon the re'-f.
| t. i*hrd fprague Ritnd, who with his
wi.'e. whs tmrtitr tha l<-t, wh« one ol the
oldest aid test fcn>*n conveyances in
tiutl'olk coni.tv. ?»: 1 r.etrty seventy livr
years of egc. He -wis :« yr inate of Har
vard in IS-'*. O-c.ir li.-ui
(irMernl lor Turkey
for the last seven years and ah o treasurer of
the Vassal,boro woolen mil s. was thirty
eight years of age. air. and Airs. Wright,
of l.>nn axe auioutf the loit. Wright was
a brotner <-f Co'.>>utl Carrol l>. Wright,
chief of the bureau of KtutHtic* and labor,
atidi-nnof the beat Known men in Lynn
l>r. Haroi.e C. fatten, I.j ndon, Vt., and
wife, were going to t'ioridu on account of
Mrs Burtleti's health. l>r. liartlett is a
son i f e\ <'onpr»s"uitin Bartlett. an I abjut
I rtfty )>«h of age. Mrs. I>*ight B. R'ce, ot
B<«'on. wlm-e name does not appear on the
i psssensjer li»t bccause>l*e was rnakiug tb»
voyage a.* the guest the captain, was
among >l e !• st Sii* was about sixty years
of t;-'e bud !»a\«* live chiidieti.
Ko( llcr Wiiuimi Mvrd.
(i/Trlu! to the Hfgittrr.
Nr.* l?r.iroi:i', January lf», <! r. m —An
other of the bodies brought here by the
D xt< r was idtnt'tkd a; that of K. Hail,
rodnre dealer. of Boston. Not one woman
on the st> an r w.-.s sav»-d, and only one of
thetr bo Me? lias i..u« lar l»een recovered
Tue direction o' t^e wind was otf the
shire and the vessel n>u<»t have been steered
clo?e to the levees • > have overcome the
f<>rre of the gsle ar.d reached the place of
fcwept Annj Anions the Other*
TtTSBfRQ, Mass , January 1!».—Genera'
H. Kellogg, of this city and Captain Levi
Lawrence, of Ashley, are among the mis -
ing passengers of The City of Columbus.
Kellogg was Councilman and many years
chairman oi the Democrat State CommiU-e
—Lawrence was a C«ptain in the Fifty
seventh Massachusetts Regiment.
All Lofl Bin One.
I.Awp.Esrf, Mass., January ID.—The fol
lowing passengers of the steamer City of
Columbus belonge i here: Henry Medman,
Henry L. Pariol anil mother, G. Hine?,
Jimies Brown. John Walker, James Faw
cett, Henry L. Batcheler and wife. All
were lost except Medman.
A Wlivlr Fa in My Vonr,
Hatfbbill, Ma>s , January ID — Rev. C.
A. Hand, lost or. the City of Co:urabu»,
wi s the rector of Trinity Charc'a here, am
just starting on a vacation. His wife,
Slaughter, father and mother also perished.
RtMTuasli Praplsoa Board.
Savannah, Ua., January ID.—News ot the
wreck of the t'ity of Columbus a ad the
teirible Iocs of lif» was received with pro
for.nd sorrow in thii city. So Savannah
people were on board.
ralbcr aud Mob.
I bra5a, Ii.L...'anuary ID —John C. Louie,
of this place, while under the influence of
l'quor, qtutrr*4ed with bis son Hirry a
)<nng mar, last night while sitting at the
' tabte. Hairy struck him a blow, catting
through his «ar and severing the artery,
from which it believed he will die. Tn«
yrnog roan claims that it wms dons in seif
Kismav, January '9.—Kev. Osbert H.
Rtms« y began suit to-day against Ambrose
Jarqua in the Court of Common Pleas, f r
MO.imi d usages for defaming his chancur.
Jac jua's wife »the cause of the trouble.
Drifted la Fr*m the Wmk.
Woowhall, Maw., January 19.—Th«
bodj of a lady about forty-tire years of age
has been found at Cedar Tree, at the neck
of Vineyard Haven, havirg drilled iu froui
Dox't make the mistake cf doctoring
liver and kidney* to cur* oonaamptioo
If yon Hill lay all other remediea aside and
rut yonr troat ia I>r. Wistar'a Balsam of
WUd Cherry, it will rarely beoetit yon.
Try it for coo*ha end oolda nd tea what
aa UNlltat remedy U U.
Coming Late But Coming Sure to
Fitz John Porter,
One of Our Most Gallant but Warst
A Colored Man's Lashing of Politi
Other Interesting Capital Chit-Chit
fyeeiat to the Register,
Washington, January 19 —At the meet
ing ol tbe syndicate of the Ohio Hirer
Railroad to-day there were present Sena
tors Camden, .Fair, Jackson, Congressman
Hewitt, Colonel O iver H. Payne, E. W
Clark, Charles Pratt, T. E. Sickless, J. P
Isley, W. N. Chancellor, George W. Thomp
son. It was determined to extend tbe road
to Point Pleasant provided a free right of
way was granted. It was agreed to erect
(Jin-mental station houses similar to those
on the Nickel Plate road, along the pres
•nt line. Frank Waterman, of Parkers
burg, waa chosen Secretary. Colon*I Wil
ton returned from Philadelphia this even
iigand says the Pennsylvania Company
fcave determined to go ahead at once with
a line np the Monongabela valley to
C.'arksburg. The arrival* are I>r. Pendle
ton, of Bethany, end Senator Bjyd Faulk
ner, of Martinsburg. The departures
were General White, W. H. Caldwell ani
Dan N'eal, for Wheeling, and George Thomp
son and Nels Chancellor who left for Par
The House devoted itself to the discus
sion of the Fitz John Porter bill t >-day.
Cutcheon, of Michigan, who was a Major,
Lieutenant. Colonel or som thing of that
kind in the war, ma le a furi us speech
against Porter. He pitched into General
Grant an I questioned the motives of his
advocacy of Porter.
JUSTiCE TO FITZ JOHN PORTER
At the Hand* of 111* t oiintrj incn Coin
lug Lnlr. but Coining Surf.
S/Kciat to the Register.
Wasiiinotos, January 19.—Tbe past week
in Congress has ►'ten one of the kind de
scribed by a North Carolina editor as "a week
in which not much has been accomplished,
but in which considerable progress has been
made." The Mississippi appropriation
has been taken care of; the Electoral Count
bill has been given a good start; the Mex
ican Reciprocity Treaty has been gotten
out of the * ay, and the House has inserted
its Looks firmly in the Fitz John Porter
cce. There is not much doubt that a bill
for the relief of Porter will be passed at
tl.!s e:sicn, but it will be fought as a Wes
tern member expressed it ' from bnd to
lend." General Btocum, of New York, who
hi s charge of the bill, and who
(>|irnHl tt««* Debute In the Hoasa
yesterday, made an aggressive speech and
drew a bruk lire from the opposition in
reply. He is a wiry old veteran with an
army record of his own that cannot be
i|iieetioned, and a natural aptitude for de
bate. sharpened by long practice in the
courts. At the c!o«e of the war he com
mainled one of Sherman's army corpV
while Logan commanded the other, and
as he stood on the floor of the House yes
terday, his tall, lender figure, crowned with
a'cood, grey head, and his vo re ringing
thron^h the hall in earnest defense of his
former comrade, and in vigorous denunci
ation of tLe means employed to accom
plish I'orter'a ruin, it suggested how rend
ly Eien will divide upon the .same state
lutiit of facts wlu'U of the.te old com
oinmlers could be found at one end of the
Capitol advocating I'urter's reii«s':iteuieut,
while the other was getting ready iu the
Senate to renew his attack of last session.
Among Ibe ,\»table I'raiiirm
of Slocum's speech was his references to
anny iealcusies which he said had not only
Htranoed Porter, but would have shelved
U«nir«! Sherman had the war laned a few
mi tlit longer. He referred to the scene
on the platform in this city at the close of
I •!>« war, and during the grand review,
when Sherman refused to take theprolTered
hand of Secretary Stanton, aud be said he
hr. ' r<-d him for so refusing, for the hatn
o^erM bim had been used in a cau*eles«
et'urt to disgrace bim while he was doing
cis duty in the field. He denounced th>
ccurt martials of that period as too often
rfce tnere instruments of injust Cs and op
l region, and in reply to Keifer and His
icik said tiiey bore no reserub.ance to the
uj se.u Tin»e tribunals of the army as con
d. cted i u times of peace.
From » < olorrd .Hwii au Ihf Attitude
o( Pwliiirnl I'm TuWArd* Mi«
A receot letter written by T.iowa*
Fortune, tiiitor of the New York G'.obe, an
or^an of the colored n.en of that city, to j
th Washington I'ost, has attracted more
attention tere than any statement made by
any colored ilan since the war. It wa*
cslled forth by some observations of the
Post concernir.g bis political attitude, and
I it is ?o full of suggestions cleverly and
forcibly pnt that I copy the main points.
After some general introduction he savt
he is rei her a Democrat or a Republican,
but very evenly diviitd upon general
questions between th? two. ' For instance,
I bi-lieve in free traJe, wkicb, it is claimed,
means tariff for revenue only, and why we
should levy and collect more revenue than
is actually needed for the proper main
tenance of the public service I am unable
to see. Free trade and tariff for revenue
unly doctrines are declared to be sound,
orthodox Democratic tene'.e. I also believe
in a fair vote and an honest count, and that
is not a Democratic view by a large ma
jority. 1 also believe in Civil Ssrvioe re
form, which neither the Demo ratic nt r
ihe Republican party believe* io. Tbia is
proved by tbe acuon of the present Rspub
ici-n Senate and the Democratic Hoase in
dealiog with tbe underlings, subject to
their appointment and removal.
I Caa'i tfrr Weil be a Deaatrrtl,
tx«ause the Democratic party in its strong
hold. the South, does not show by act or by
.t^uiauon, or by the application of tne ma
•h i,try of justice, that it recognises that
blai k men are citizens of the United ota'ei
icd arc as much entitled to tbe fall protec
ii.n of the law as the whitest man south of
Ma.»on and Dizon'a line. The only differ
• b(e between me and the Democratic party
is, that it studiously denies my riglt to
-p ak and vote as I p ease, an i denies 13 me
[lit enjoyment of tbose civil rights waicb
are absolutely necessary to the comfort of
a gentleman, black or white, and equ«tly
ii.dispensable in the case of a tramp, white
or black. When a man is denied his ctvii
and political rights- by States, or parties
or irdividusls—his rights as a citizen sra
nullified, and he neeessarily subjects Uriffs
srd parties and everything else to the es
rsblishment of his most sacred and vital
prerogatives as a freeman.
Now, it so happens that while the Deoao
era's deny us political rights ths Bjpuoli
cans, through the Supreme Oourt,
Bear Cm Civil Bl|*sa.
It is bard to dedde which is ths most
critTona denial. A man can foreg* tbe
pleasure of Toting, not, indeed, without
lomcioos saciifioe nf his Manhood and co
equal rightas a 4Usen;bita man travel
ing, on business, say, can't very well fore
go the pleasure of riding comfortably,
without injury to hia healtb, and be can't
forego eating and sleeping und<" any cir
cumstance; and, ye*, I have tr. nble on tiie
cais all through the buuth— mu»t take my
weals by whatever device, except the
proper one, J can get them, and must
•letp in the streets, if I know uo black
man in the town.
F«.r two years I have been diseuss'ng the
wis-doiu of independent action by colored
nun; appealed to the Democratic par>y
units without number to aaow U hand
take advanced ground, ao something to
coicilifcte honest, independent colored
men; Lot it has remained as dumb si ao
oysur—done nothing but alienate the ad
v. nces made by more rigid injustice, more
studied denial of common right.
Ltttlie Southern States pass ju»t Civil
R'gbta laws; let th'em pass jast convict
l.et Tkfin Kiddie Moba WltbShX,
and make them to understand that the law
must be allowed to take its course; let
tbera pay more attention to the p iblir
school system, for while New York Stat*
Hkne raised last year $13 000,000. and ex
pended $12,0c0,000 upon her public school?,
the Mxteen Southern Statfa, including the
District of Columbia, expended only some
$12,600,000, And no man will say that the
population of New York State stands a*
much in need of thorough education as the
population of the 8outh.
1 am neither a Republican nor a Demo
crat. I don't believe either of them is dis
posed to do justice to tne colored man.
What I preach is that colored men should
make themselves fel ; cease to follow d -m
spopues and cheats; cease to be snubbed by
parties, its Mr. Hayea' and Mr. Garfield's
and Mr. Arthnr's administration have
ennbbed them; when they are wronged let
them protest; when they ere air tick let
IBem etr*e*selui;. pr
THE NEW POSTAL ftOTES
lhc Demurri for Them tin eh Litr^rr
In-ports from the I'ostoflice Department
show that the demand for the new posta
notes is greater thau was anticipated, and
that upward of one million more note
tban estimate ! will b? required daring the
current year. The Urgest sale of them h is
been in the sn.allesc towns from which they
are sent to the largest cities, some of th
retail stores in New York receiving a
many as five or six hundred daily. They
are deposited there like check", dr.^f's or
ca*h and collected from the postoffi r;es by
bfcck messengers, and during the second
week of December last
More Hum Twenty Thousand of l'lieui
were paid by the New York ottlce alone.
They have not seriously aiTected the sale
of postal orders, the decrease in money
order sales at a doz»u principal oilices only
showing a falling oil of from twelve to four
'een f>er ccnt and seem rather to have
taken the place of the postage stamps
a hit h were formerly used for smaller re
mittances. Their average life, that is to
**y. the period between the date of issue
ai d presentation is about eleven days as
• t n>[ ared with six in Kugland, the difi^r
ei ce being accounted for by the greater ex
p: nee of country they traverse. So cise of
■o s in transmission alteration of aiuoun
or by counterfeiting has come to
Ihf Notice of llii- llcpnrtmrnt
and onlv half a do/.en cises of re-issue have
occurred since their introduction. In some
plai e> th°y are taken I the stores and mark
ets a-other money the only precnuti >n ne
cessary being to watch the date of issue as
they are only good for three months from
the'lasi day of the month during which
they wt re isstu (1.
1 asked Postmaster J:erling of your city
who has been u<tp during most of the
week what the rllect of their introduction
had been in Wheeling mid h«* told me they
bail made no perceptible difference in th»
money order bu^n^ss of bis ortice. During
the first ten days of this ro-uith some sixty
of the pcstal notes had been issued as cam
pared with one hundred and eighty money
orders, an average of six per diy of the one
to eighteen of the other. He
Did Hot Think They Were In l'.« as
there to any extent, the short period of
time covered by them aud the necessity of
forwarding application to Washington
when reissued, making them unfi.
to be us d *s currency. The only de
fect he h«d noiiced on them was theircolor,
the yellow tint adapted to prevent them
frtni being photographed, making the
writing on them hard to decipher when
post i:.ks were used.
• OOLD TEA"
So l.!)US( r lo hp Alliiwnl A mouK tlie
' Cold ten" at the Capitol lias been settled
!>v the Hdcpiion of the rule that no iutoxi
cauujr iii|tiora shall be suld ill the build
in;-. As the word "intoxicating" was so'
••titu'Kl by consent for the words "spiritu
ous and ntalt," it is not supposed that li<jht
drink* are 11 / prohibited, lmieed.it is
oubtfnl whether prohibition of any ch»r
11 ter is likely to b» effected there. lJurine
Vice l'r«i>:<l«nt Wilson's teru of o'fl
wl.en the prohibition element w«s more
firm._\ in control of the Senate side of th"
Capitol than ever before or since, it *»<
'ic^e'ftood that there was no great diffi
culty in getting refreshments r.f any char
acter desired in the Senate restaurant, ari l
while the «pec<ac e which Senator Fry* ob
jects to of "a roan with his pantaloons in
sii'e his boots and h coarse b!oa»e on.
diiiikiog whisky thf re out of a cup an I
SSlner" id iy 1** avoided hereafter, an indi
vidual witn his trousers on the other side
of tte leather and waring brnaHclotU is
not likely to be turned away thiraty.
DANDY BREWSfER VERY TIRED
Or lite InimllKHivnii Xmte Into HI*
Attorney iie-ural Brewiter asrs he i«
ti«d of bting tired at b>th ends and
courts investipstion. All t!.e friudj in his
I'erartroent so far discovrred. he says,
have b«en discovered by his own agents
and punished by him, and ai for the Srar
Koute expenditure*. be says that all ex
perst-s connected with ttie employment «»•
special counsel were incurr-»4 by his pre
decessor, and that he La I either tocoatinue
the?e counsel or let the bottom drop ou' of
tLe ca^es by discharging those wno b«d so e
possession of the tueaLS of a postibie c jD
A NATIONAL BANKRUPT LA N.
konir Hlanr VxtlHriilltai of Ibr
The National Convention of Bouds of j
Trade, which m?t in this city this w<sek
to consider a national bankrupt bill, adopter
what is known as the Lowell bill with some
miDor modifications. Toe oil v ching
made were alterations prohibiting the
bankrupt from disposing of his p'oo'rty
b? fraudulent gifts, etc , and the insertion
of a $1,000 exemption clause for tbe bene
fit of the bankrupt.
Hbwhi Abe Hewitt Otsr Mrkrlll*
The Clan-na Gael. which u a red-hot
Irish organization, hare adopted a memor
ial ia which alter giving Congressmtn
Hewitt a severe drubbing acro-a tbe 'bould
ers of Minister We»t, tbey demand tbat
the latter official be reqneated to withdraw
from tbe l otted State*. This cheerful
ilocument is to be presented In the House
Their fisian aM ( •■lap at lh«rayl
Mayor elect Henry C. Jackxra, of Park
ervbnrg, wfco waa here the other evening,
to d me hia firm had utilized the new River
Railroad to aapply eome of their np-rirer
customers during the late freer*, and
claimed tbe honor of being the first
shipper* orer the new roed.
Geo. Goff, who weal home on leave of
abernee iaat Thnretoj. expect* to bring hi*
family back with biiu during tbe eotamg
THE Ef VERY NEAR
lo Ike Trbtcf Nult Tor the Murder
f i|f Dukes.
k C '
Ccnvxtion or Acquittal Soon to bs
By the Good Men and Trrn Sw:ra
to Do Their Duty.
The Defense Willing to Make no
Pleas to the iury,
8f*cial to the Rtgitier.
PirrpsCkOH, Pa., January 10.—The
(fornix weather hade repressivetflrct up >n
the cartons, and the nsual crowd did not
thron* the corriiors of the court thi«
morn(2jt When the room opened it filled
slowly. When the prisoner was brought
in h^SOked brighter and better than since
the trial commenced, and his eyes which
h#T<[.besn constantly red with weeping,
t hrst time this week, clear and
e Nutt wss in the court again
tbIt morping with her mother. She has
j>» teqnite ill, but new* of yesterday's sac
cese ortfe» defenae hud the influence of
quickly restoring her. The tirst witness
called by the prosecution was Robert Mor
ley. He did not Uko the stand, but after
a whispered ronyercrntion with Attorney
Patterson, withdrew from the court room
Patterson handed in some written evidence
to the Court thst he h:.d
I'rornreri In III* Whlkpcrrd Inlerrlew
with Moriey. T/:e defense objected, a-ni
<fter Judge Stowe bad r«-»• 1 the cmitnnni
cation, he ruled it out. The evidence re
jectfd trsnsp'red to be the evidence of a
witness from Rochester, N. V„ who claims
10 have seen Jimniie Nutt receive a tele
tfruni informing him of hisfather's murder
at Rochester, and hearing him say, "I will
kill the man who kitted my father."
Judge Stowe ruled that Moriey'a teati
money might have gone in original y, but
could not i>e offered in rebuttal. A long
lime ensued duru g which several written
ot'ers were presented to the judge by the
ihe prosecution and received ny hint. On.*
ot!eitd to give inrebuital evidercoshowing
thst Dukes did not piece him«e!f n N rt
way, which was excluded, lu eumlie'
proposition the judge decided to re^e a
portion of the rtijiier-t mule to iutmi we
testimony, but decided that tU-J pur:! >ti
To the Influence of Itnkni Prmcnrii
on Nulls mentality might be put in as ot
minor importance. The court stenographer,
of Fayette county was then plat ed on the
stand, Mr. Miner sanl that one evening h.
came oui of his ottire and when near the
Jennings' hoi# e met .'nines Nutt and they
walked up the jtreet together. Dukes wj*
aitticg iii front of the Jennings' House and
called to me asking if I would huve the
testimony in bis disbarment case r«.ii>
ot xt morning for court. I replied 1 d'd
not think I would. Ah Dukes spoke James
Nuttglanced around nervously and then
fastened on. 1 lelt hi in at the next cross
ing above and bad no more conversation
with bin', it was in the evening, but still
daylight and when I
N'im Knit WhUIiik A html.
I hasten'd up to speak to Nutt so as v> v
his attenti m attracted away from Dukes.
Robert Hunt, for the prosecution s»: i
He knew .James Nutt a longtime Thex
went to school together, bit he was dill
and alow. He never noticed anything iu
sane about him. He seemed to h ive a t»«d
temper and was easily iosulte.l. After the
death of his father he noticed no change in
him. He met him one day and be said he
was going to Pittsburgh to be a d >ctor.
Robert Moxley w is then recalled and
said he kept the Kagle Hotel, opposite the
Jennings House, lie knew I»<ik*>H and
Nutt. and after Dnkes was ae.jnitte 1 .'aw
nim at the Jennings House, where be
boarded. I never noticed anything in
Nutt's conduct on any occasion, when he
saw Dukes, of a peculiar or striking nature
Mr. Patterson next offered in evidence
Couiikel UiijIc'ii 4r(nmml
in the j revious case and the defemc ob
jected, but tbe Court over ruled tin* ob
jtction. Patterson next put iu evidence I ie
the proceedings iu tue Dukes trial for i!.<
shooting of Nutt aud his acqu ttal. The
common wraith then annonncd it had no
more witnesses to otlcr ai d did not care to
offer any iu aurrehuttal. This r included
tbe evidence and th-* cose closed. Judge
Stowe tlen said that if counsel hsd an>
proposition of law to make the Court wa«
rn-i'v to bear them.
t • el f ir the defense snrg^ted to
» t:wi ii.th that the speech's and
■s be limited, with the iiten
vin»t the case to the jury us speed
i) be possible. This wai done on u r.nint
of the very altered aspect the fantiri of
t. htiiiiony in rebuttal had placed upon the
Yesterdny all tlie psrties thout »he
trial wi old have to he contuiu-.il unit.
Tuesday or Wednesday, but
| The t'lrrnmsianrc» «l llir Trktlill'ill) I
warranted the defence in urging Cut i
st oo d be closed •his m^rnine un I giv. n t«>
tbe jury, as Me, Brown expressed it, ' r d
bot." Though the prosecution knew that
they iroi.'d be plat ed at something of »
disadvan'ace in having the cue thus
forced, they offered r.o strenuous objections,
for it was plainly evident that though tb<-y
bad done txcellent worr. and as Uwyen
used creditable exertions, it liad beeq vejj
uphill wi rk from the coininenceuieul and
tlifir be aft in tbe case was lost Mr
Brown, for tbe defence, arose and offered
to the court the law poitita upon the ci»e. |
which were briefly that the burden jf evi
dence rested with the defense and that if
the jury ttionght J imes Nutt of unsound
mind at the time of committing the h xni
ci-Je, or if they tfciviglit that Influences had
opt rated upon him to unse tie his w.ud,
1 be j Were f(»iintl lo Aetfnlt Hun.
The law do's i.ot require that the
imrnity tl.at abaolvea from cri.-ue
must necessarny huve to exist before or »f
'er tbe crime, tut that it does exiat at t je
time of cummital of thecrime. It w*» t,o'
LecefMry that tbe proof or imanUy should
be so deftoile a.> to be bejood dj'JV. Tu#
| court then took a recess.
Ysaterdsy t!i» stockholder* of tbe L\
Belle Glass O.impin* met and orgsniiil
by electing Mr. 1! Kbodea presidea*.
Messrs. K. IV UUc'e*. itirbsrd Farley aaJ
Rom J. Alexander »<re appointed exec J* j
live rcn;n. ute*. Considerab.e btn.oeM
The fc'iOOOU loan anthoriied by »be ntnck- J
holders at b per f*nt will be oo the imrk»t
in a few days. Tbia will be a safe, reliable
investment and there will be no trouble ia
d'troftinr of tbe smouut. The factory will
• i tame in abont two weeka.
Tbe funeral of Edward Herbert to»k
place yesterday from bis residence in JJ tia
vule, and was well attended not«iths.*nd
tcft tbe weather. Tbe remain* were inter- I
rtdat Weeks cemetery.
At tbe Diamond floor mill* tbe work of
p'ecing in tbe new machinery will begin
tbia week. Two weeks have been apent in
removing tbe oid machinery. Tbe mill
will be ready for operation abont tbe first
- Mra. Morris Cope is visiting friends at
kicda. Ifr. Cope returned from Columbus
John Giff.n is on tbe sick list.
Word was received bera yesterday that
Abe Mrltorald, an old Bridg»port boy, is
very low with consumption at Stenbenville.
Sabbath school at Valley school, to-day at
Mr. R. J. Alexander baa in his poweaeun
tbe rope that Mrs. J nes hashed hers«.i
«itb near this j lace « lew years ago.
Several men employe 1 on tbe C. L- A W.
roed will go to work jc the P itabargh,
Ycungstown and To'edo road thi* week.
The largest treia ever seen on the 8t
ClairsTille sad Nrihe-, «d was oa Fri
day. A coal train coe^'iisj of a boat 40
earn was becked op from Bmon and U »a
reported 'bat the cabooee ran tbresgb the
PRESIDENT ARTHUR S HEALTH.
Tti* Chief hfMtlT* Bwttly
Wars u«t. kai lipUaaltoM asw »<•
f»«< kj IricMU.
W amumjtoh, D. C.. January 19 —I'resi
dent Arthur's bealm has be on for some
time a subject of conversation among pub
lic turn. There has been a marked falnng
otl in his physical cooditioo within the
last six months. When Mr. Arthur went
into the White House he was a florid look
log gecilemsn, with a freeh, wholesome
ampltxion. Sow be has lost all of his
color, aid Lis complexion is a grayish
sallow, while there is a tired look in his
»je», which indicates inward la^suuJe.
N me of tbe gossiping doctors say that the
change was owing »o organic troubles. I>r.
ltoxter, of tbe army, was the authority
quoted for a time up>n this subject, but
be has denied this. There are, however,
teTiral Senators who beard him make tbe
One of Arthur's intimate fremls said to
csy t'f at tbe charge iu hit physical con.lt
Don was rather tbe sign of good h«altb.
l'p to a year ag) he was a free liver, and
»iijoyed »s few men do the luxuries of a
bountiful dinner table. List spring be be
gan dieting, snd during the vear has Itrod
• ith great plainness. It is said that one
of bis favorite dinners now is a chop
std a baked potato, with a bottle of ale.
The result of this cartful diet'ng bss b«en
to reduce bis fle«h and remove tbe color
from bis face. In other words the pallor
comes from his late adoption of austere
habits. There is no one in the world more
fentitive upon the subject of his health
ban is tbe President. He is always at bis
olticednring the hours when be Is expected
to aee visitors, and rarely if ever refuses to
see membtre or Senators who call upon
him duiing the evening.
Talk of Increasing tbs Sheriff ®
A Ltciiire on Comets Which Was a Lec
ture—Tramps on the Increase —
WetH Countians Who Can't
it** W to the R/gwUr.
Mot M>st 11 k, January ll>.—The County
Con missio ners held onecf their regular
nie tings on Wednesday and Tbur»!ay. A
large amount of business was disposed of
and about (1..VH) paid out in county ord» rs.
There is some talk of increasing thesheritr»
bon , but we think it will not be done yu
awhil-*. Tl>« bond the r, her it! haatogir
now is $100,001), which we imagine iaautJl
ritnt. and then SlieriiT Hicks is one of th -
most lareful and circumspect of otti ials
Ceik Finn tells us tnat some of oar
"r»ietenee to allusions" may h* »»•••« ;*
sion of him beiiut accused of iurniahing u
wiili information concerning "that wed
.lii.fc thut was to have been " Iu justice to
rhuina* we must say w« got our inforiua
lion lioui another source.
( h-a w l-e a Senaeney, candidldate for
•le| uiy Mill ill. is in l'arkershurg to i.-ll the
I iiiltd Si«t«s (lonrt
« lint II «• About tlsr Melolo
1 en do lar«, round trip. is what the liv
► r> eUh'.es charge to take you to N«w Mtr
l>r John H. I».«via res.! a very elahirtte
art rle on comets !»<•( >te the High Moral.
IlitelUctual, Hia'uncal an.I Philosophical
S»ufty,<>i. l i t T ur.-dij «veiling. ut their
rei nlar m-eting 1 lie doctor ranks high as
«irient'nt, nod I.is leputBtion ia not alto
L'e ber 1." 1 llesjya th-re in no<|ueatloo
. f doubt to l is mind thru the eartn is now
. a>sing through a cotne*. and he attributes
the beautiful sunsots of the jisnt few weeks
t. ibis fset; and while h* proved hia con
c urions by an array of seemingly indie
p table philosophical knowledge, he ven
tured the sdditional intelligence that the
atmosphere is not highly electrical, arid
that the comet matter, or gaa, we are in
ha ing ia ijuite severe on those predisposed
to ca'arrab, and tb»t the nuiuwr is largnly
on 'he ir.cri-sse. He ollered the consola
tion, however, that in the event the earth
a-ceped a collision w ith
1 he Head of the Comet,
the coming year would bring a rich grape
crop, and the price of wine would decline.
Neg Whutingham, who has been in the
far west for several momhs past, ia home
sgsin. lie says his brother riuu ia in
Colorado City. Texas, doing a "amashing"
The construction train now runs ai ftr
as t» e Narrows. Carpenters sre hard at
work on the trestliag. and it w.ll tike
th* m at lea«t two weeks to co.iij... te it.
Major Urowu, of Uenwoo 1. spent 1'ri lay
Mari-hall Itrannon complaini of business
being ilii.l. He says thenuiu er < i trsup*
Khuaj.ply for a nights indent ..i.o swui*
thing lo cut are ju to- ln< r -is •.
Cr'dwell IV-'. N »• I. r. a K, hart
initio a room In M ynic Hail in •*" Ic'i t<
hold their meetin :« 11 ey »xpe. I to hsf
a ben|> tiafc' b. l>» lu
A'« xar.'li rKu.i. u.o
t Mk-Iuc <•■)' Tln-'r atsrV
of dr\ p .(iJ > ar.d tf < • rn s to <|Uit bu*iu««s
Tt i. lownco'.m it have reuied the ha**
nuut of the or* bank htrM-ng and
rni,o\e l t! e » ciiiviy. of the town to »ai
qnar'eis. ^iju r IMwania alio holds court
iii tb«- seme r«>oai
David Alline, tba Irskesman who hal
!iii iejs niashed io thst tbelr a'liputatiin
»»i s n>ce»»sry. on Nat Sunday, while coop
ling car* at Cameron, ladoiotwell, aud
hc;^s s'r ei t"t*u ed of his rec .very.
liy the ifeath of an uncle In b z
sru o( Mr. K >cb, t ie mi! ftrri^r
- The hf slth of the neighborhood ii corn
Thfaf* Morgan, of >berr»fd, this couo*
ty, aged ?6 jears, died last week.
the Rfvltai Meeting
at the Christian Church is still in progrei*.
The Knights cf Honor will hare a bin
<|Uet at Odd i ellows hall, on the er«niug
of the l'4th ir-st.
Vis. J. McCaakey, who hss be«n risiting
friencs in I'lttsburgh, re'urned the lirst of
Ci e of onr most sprightly ar.1 nromising
young attorneys haa the management of the
bast. rdy sgaicst William ktdder, an
account of whicb has hereto'o-e ap^rel
In the daily Kbi.iktkb, and ^Viluam will
ett hie jost dtserta.
The hi-ardof D rectors of the West V r
ginis peritentiary met on Ttioreday aad
tret >»cted the usoal routine businest.
G<rrt« W. Ixjee. an ag»-t. wealthy and
ranch respected ciuzin of Vt>per F.rk
iadi;e, this couotr,
DM Very Ka44wlf
on laat Wraneeday. II* bad been oat if
toe houae doing torn* cborea, and return
inf. be ih aaked by hi* wl/e bow be felt.
Hi- rep!y wan, "oeTtr better id my life."
H.» w;(# »u-pped out 'to the pjfro of the
house fur • mcmem. and on ber retaro.
foond htm titUn* io a cbair dead.
Cbarle* Hankiu'-, who waa appointed by
Col. Ben Wilton aa Cadet at Wnt Point,
and who bat b»ea at that lnatitu'ioo I tr
| some monthi poet returned on Tueadty,
hating failed to pa«« 'b« required aiamioa
t on. Vohdk i:«nkfns doea not taka t*>e
n.MvP^'tBtineot to beart. The aaeera d>
c pun* and hard etndy be bad to ando't
• a» not altogether a bat bit fancy bad
lea dealer* are buay hi I in# their ioa
Quite a delegn on of Wattel ouoty
faarler*< a* IM Hfcrnl ReMi
rwaiting transform »t ioa to tbetr bom at.
Kn. Jackaoo, who kept tba Campbell
JfooM, baa mowi to 0oa Harria' boow
above ba creek. Tba tranlli| pablle nod
tboeo who bare baao bercsMto *fll gratUy
ml>a tba *lnrent entartainmant and rood
t beer they ware alwijri waloomad with.
Ko ore can be ill if tW Mood to pvt
Ytiiov l*ock nd SeraaparUla root Imt#
U ug been recofiifxed br pbvaieUmu blood
juri fieri. Doci be bamMgged br to*
of tbe many quek Mttm,
but ocrirloMllj n*e Dr. QuywoM'i Yellow
Dock **d fc~raefrar Ua, ud joc vill Ure to
• rood old *t* irm from all liHi— of
tatod and body. Kany of oor beat dttiwi
«bo l«| en Birred from bad Mood indi
cated |e week Udncja, lodlpatlna, low
eefcee, ete.owaUair rteevoryto ftoaaa Off
.. .**• *t:V.' !"J
Social Abates Which Potriy
And Create False Standards of
Duty and Worth.
6!rls, Who Make Good Coapialoae
but Bad Wivee,
Holding Up to Ridicule the Heel
Sacred Thia«e of Ufe.
S/xfiai U Rtfulf*.
WaphiiixTon, D. C, January *>.—Coaiaf
from tb« Capitol in a itmt ear the other
day, 1 h<ard tbia con vraation betweee tww
maidens of Under age. "Oh! Nellie, I had
juat a glorious tiu« laat night I mad* my
splendidly i didn't feel a bit nervous
"Who tu there*" said tba other.
"Why, everybody. My draaa, you know,
«ra> lovely. Mama had it made la New
York, and it coal ever ao much. Tap* aaid
be was real prond of ma. I'd joat lika I*
maka my '/«*•#< over again, it's too lovely
for anything. Arthur 1'rlJehand eaid I
ought to have been painted by—oh! ao««
horrid maater,' he oallad bia. Arthur ia
"I'm going to select some lime thla win
ter, IM. and papa saya I ahaU have*
gram! time. We will put it in the Sunday
paters. and it will f>e splendid. I'm guing
to have pearlaand white, you know. H.a
ter Kale promised to aea ma out. bat
mania nays Kales baby ia atok, and aha
ren't r< tiie. 1 drclare it'a too bad Kaia
baa three little babiee; tt'a horr.d: aha ia
so youtip, aud the idea— why, ifa vulgar. I
ihink. Kate was married when aha waa
!'•. just sis yeara ago."
Vise Reaita afllt ttr 1*4.
Thei>e two "vrwrla of election" are type*
of wbatrociety would, if it had a tbeuoa,
do for all female* of the rUinr generalise.
It .hey lind madmen, they will be witm,
after a fashion. Their cole will ba taken
from that invisible yet many tonrued
monatroaity known in th« community aa
Such women ehun the peril* of child*
birth aud eschew the duty of maternity, ac
couutitiK auch thinr* aa vulgar and wholly
itconaiatrtit with their notion* of what tba
world eipecta of tbenit Their idea o( •
w ile a place la a lat.d of hllaa—aamathlng
etherial where all la pleaaurw and no paia.
When the huaband* of their wlraa go to
the wall, life, for the iirat tin*, lacks ilka
a reality. Put it'a hard to glv* ap ia>tl
reading *nd poodle dog*. and gal tf at lira
o'clock to meat tha milk wapM at Iba
A lnila advertilv ia a rood MjVl ba»
tide* it aweelen* tha croat. II 4MMWIoa<
izea women ami pnta man on MmIv paid.
The idolatry of domeatic altaeUeae la aa«
other way ia which yotinir paaaia. «apfi
ally, let tbeiaaelre* be deoeiraw fcf aifeart.
I'ii i meu aud woman fall tola It. too.
Kvi rvbody ia thounht ao r«>d la bla o»a
family. M-n niuat be notably bad la bare
ihe honnra ol tliia household oaaaaiaatloa
withheld ironi tbem.
There ia a aort of happy optlmiam la
fauiiiii a a/liich la iitarvelloualy unauaplcl
oua of it* own ahaurditiea. We laugh at
lombatonaa, aod chmkla over the faoiIlly
that people have of aeadiug family mem
ber j "to ioin tha invisible choira," how—
'l>e arret Johnny thou haa left ua;
Nt ver mora well aea thy form,
Itui thou art a oieeaal angel
And away from *ln and harm."
lint alter all tliia ia only Ihe aimp'a
hearted n era of ao trow which, lo had rbyaM
promulgate* to the world a family judg*
Healty haa no woraa enemy I ban tfca
e:7etninaciea and adulationa of domatlla
admiration and family worabip. M<n and
women hava to lie to tbameelve* Tarv
oft« n Uj believe that tbey are half aa food
at they ara told they are.
Cbarlra K. Henry, late t nltad StaMS
Marahal for tha Dialrict cf Columbia, haa
b«en *arli'K hard tbiti«c* Praaldaut At*
• bur. ilet.ry haa rather too much Up far
one raw of teeth. At tbia lata day It'a lu
decent to <|uuta againet tha worda and aa
1H n* of a gentlemanly. humane Baa, Uia
hattennge of an Ineenatte wretch Ilka
OutlMO. Waan't tieneral Arthur chair
man of tha New York Itepaaiiraa Com
ml tie*' Jnilu'1 he aid VaaJy la mail of
The n an who array* a daad mealaa
and atuaain afloat an apricnl
>u»n, Ucauae the latter ia ia too bi:k
• rtat1 n »'• reach down and ateaBfla hlta,
<a not 'lie »afe»t itutriliaii vl • daad friMd'l
ru> niory. Kmall potatnae, like pa tan t taed
••Inee, c«>me into notoriety by ailaaafvt
«dveriidnr. Henr*forth Henry will fca
ix iter known than ha waa. but peagtol
it J. r Rewaaa,
Ik a i'.au a fiitr.d, "Eight ton.
J. J'. Keaiuan. of tba Metropolis
tan Clitmb with rbiuie* etUc»««J, baa
lw»n buif-tni by an aired dtaaoa to Mew
York, for not Uin* nothing, eo 10 MNk,
In a r»liftr.oe way. Dr. Kawnu* 'tcm
arable to (▼•rvitiioR apd I duo't tblgk fee
rill ee»l!jr r# nothing, »ocle4eet»«*liy.
Ti fM »rar<S*U an J eviatmleaovar
■Mttea ar» i«e.J MM), bat tavlll'gf «ri«>
ina'iuM lit •h*tt;ii57«
in thai cry to beern for WgWWfc
Wh»r» l» there Apoetolid J la 16*1 eOTt Of
For fear tb« McDonald boom woold gal
lonesome In Kantorky, Heary Witimw
b»a brought il with him to iffaebiDf«o*.
Krea trad* talke, a little b'otter. eod ageo4
deal of gin wui dletlngqtab wMOMM*g
campaign—tba gin bemjr in tbo ~
If tit Ivmorratlc pertjr Iw1
recti Keif ooneilloud leader* aa
of the celebrated army, known I
' the one hundred unarmed m
eoon go to pot.
I I a»a a y opinion of a man
to i«rade an a u torn-ton aa
»tate»(nan of tba am I can't
an en'Mote einoa Koorboa *U
«• i.r.rf biaj op. "CflABLgtl
When coart retamtd. Mnrel"
«»l<ier aald: "Vwr Hoaor,
been an enitety oo tba part
t<. re)»eretf.e Jory aad • p«l
ren t I*'* tbta eeaeaa aooa
I ito«r aoegeet, vltb tba
't>nr.ael, that tkiecaaaba
nry «l'biai»reaa<aot np
i bare* 1 would »©« dare
« p'opneitioo »ero I not <
jury are H
From tba (rtdtfta wdwi, MN
to mj that tb»ri ll not I Ma aa U
n»y in ibti court room. Is fittaba
in AlJagb**?. bo» baa aaaia aa tola
oa Utia m, Jtnr nmt. Mr A
jary tit tbara to baar yarfcaa aa4a
i tb»rrf«ra aaka tb« infadUw.
Bro«a aald ba had aot Vaaa MMdl
heartily argnmaad. Tkb aag
brouybt fatiarava, far tba yrm
10 Ma (art. Tbla Is tba
t>»a wa Lara bavd af tbla mm
jrcur boaar. Ii la • paa* aaryna
r»markabla in&cariua. Mr. •aarft
win tba 4*< laratlaa Hat • va
lr»adjr furaai. la joa(i««t» fMU
«' d id all otoipaUoaa la tab aobtta
bitlaaatao. Tba U|MNf af flk
~l U Dot a aMra aallar af MN
•era doty. Wa baaa aa ftgM It 4
'«*««a ta eyata a paaoaAtai I Ma
TLm aa4 a
•ad tba mm*
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