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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. VA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1896. VOLUME XLIV?NUMBER 154. CUBAN WAR. Accordins to the "Military Edi. tors," is AU Onc-Sldcd. INSURGENTS SUSTAIN DEFEATS. t.k T r.,T* * putt lie 9piuu?u uusaws 4%iw V.IU V fully Suppressed. lively fighting is reported from All ParUofCnbo? In Each Engage, jurat (he lutMrgellU Hive Mo Many Killed nuil H'onmletl, bat the Spanish Authorities Fall to Report Their Own Loiifi-Wffler'i Policy Serint to Have IVfD Folly Inaugurated?Planter* Comprlled to Orgonlxa Troop# for Their Own DtftttMi HAVANA, Feb. 19.?Gen, Linares, while pursuing a number of insurgent*, net and attacked a force of the enemy, commanded by Gen. Maceo on the height* of Porvenir, near Chlmborazo mountain, fifteen milee from Havana, The Insurgent* occupied good position*, but tfcey wtvedrlven from them with a loss cf fifteen killed and a number of wounded, ohe latter bving oarried away 1 by ohe recreating foroea. Later. while reooranpitedng, General I Linares came across a force or insurgents commanded by Gomez. The lat- j tar were passing through a defile when J the SpankLrds opened fire upon the In- 1 surgents, the artillery being brought iaro piay as well as -the infantry. The Jntfurgents lost trix kilJed and had twenty-seven wounded. The sosnd of artillery firing was also heard and it was believed Ah at the column of Spanish troops commanded by CoL Segura and Gen. Prats had been engaged with the enemy. At Guaiwjales. ?he insurgents commanded by Varona and Sotolongo had a skirmish with tfie Spanish troops. The former left five killed upon tihe field and reared with tlhelr wounded. At the plantation of Jesefita, near Malanxas. the Insurgents under Garcia and Acevedo have been Touted by a detachment of volunteers. Th<* Insurgents have also been defeated in skirmishes at San Quintin and art Bodega de 6atoana, near Guana jay, where they left two killed and eome Arms. Planter* Itwlvr an Order. The governor of Ma.tan bos 2jas issued a circular stating that the captain gen- j eral bos decided that <tHe planters In that province must etart grinding cane <v: once and thait they should organize a?t their own expense an armed body of men for the protection for their property. whkih force, tt is added, will be assigned by the government guerrillas and the regular army. The circular makes it understood that It Is the duty of the planters to help the government in this manner. The latter will pay Khe guerrillas for v"*i- nn/1 will furr?4?h the nec essary arms and ammunition for the plantation guards. A dispatch from Artmlsa. province of Plnar del Rio announces the suicide -there of Major Nlcelas Mendrovlc, formerly an officer In the Austrian army, who held the rank of second chief of guerrillas in the Spanish service. The insurgent bands commanded by Laoret and others. aSter the engagement at Manajabo. made their way, carrying numbers of their woumded towards Santl Splritu, province of Santa Clara. It Is started tOnt the insurgents are fhort of ammunition and will soon be able to fight only with the machete. At Placetas In the sasne province, five armed Insurgents have surrendered to the austerities. A Leader Wounded. In the engagement between the troop* acid the insurgent;? at Palo Prleu> ti.? insurgent leader Pepe Aleman woe w ounded. The insurgents have burned the statlon, the sugar depot and the machinery on the plantation of La Ysabel In llara^ras. It is said that the ba#nd was I overiakfn afterwords by tihe'troops, who inflicted a loss of ttiree killed and Hour wtyunded. The lnsurgen* leoders. Perico Vidal, Gum^rslndo Garcia and Juste OJcda. took up positions in the houses on the plantation of Joseflta, n<\ir Palos, In Havana province, near t5ie borders of I Mata-naas. Lieut. Ooerva with a foro? of gwrriila* surprised them there ?nd i ?' ~ <<h.? tninrjrpnffl. W.>n"thiy retired ffliejr "left seven killed. Insurgent* have attacked tho villages of La Macagua and Araboz In tho ca*torn part of Matanzas and after plundering the* Inhabitants they burned 1 two y;oroa. The garrisons then repulsed the Insurgent*. HELP FOR CUBA. A Synillcntr Will T?ib? Ihr Rrpubllc'* Honda Conditionally. WASHINGTON, P. C., Feb. 19.-A l'?oal paper print* an Interview with Dr. John Gutter**, of the Philadelphia f'uhftn Junta, who says that a syndicate has jnnd<? an offer to take $ir?,u(H),000 of Cuban bonds if tho insurgents are wanted belligerent rights by tho United Stat . The price the syndicate will ray, h?- say:?, will l>o about 40 cents on th dollar. Riving th?? Cubnns about >C.000,000. If the Insurants KUOci ed. assorts, not only will the new bonds be paid, hut those issued during tho ton year* war. Dr. Gutter** also says that Rubscriptlons have l>oen made by other parties for 15.000.000 of bond* on the same condition?tli.it tho United Htatea recognize tho revolution. AwUlnmr for tlir l|t?nr(;riil?, PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Pob. 19.?Coincident with th" arrival In thin eountr of I)r. Costello, recrotary uf th" treasury of c.uba, th ? Bonding <?f aid to th ? Insurgents haji been pro;rr"snlng more rapidly than v.>r. -nere sailed la;:t Saturday art- rnnon from ofT the mpos of th'- I " lav. a:-. , mo Norwegian ?teamer Onbrln. with an expedition of SO men and n quantity of nrm* am! ammunition. The expedition Is In cotnmnnd ??f C*ai?t.-tin Kdward Arduo, wh<? served through tinten year* war. With him arc a nurnb?-r of tin* sons <?f wealthy Cubans In Xow York cuy and other part* of t United States. News hns been received here that within the lost ton nays ten vesrel* h-iv.- arrive^ In Cuba from thin enur.try v.lth TOO.iK'ii) cartil'JRes. n law quantify of powder nnd dynamite and F?,000 rlll* r? tlif IIIIikI Pool <'a?e?. PITTBBI'UCJH, Pa.. Feb. 19.?Juilfre Kwlnff hnnd' d down an opinion In the rases again't (jeor*- M. Irwlli & Co., " famous blind pool operators, order* ' k the defendant to make nn Recount i ?the present plalntllTs and Intervenorn f -I to such other of the depositors ? ? ' ny intervene before the rinsing of the ' "unt. The Judge nays the flrtn must fi'Ow when and where the money d??" 'M W]th them wan Invested and lost. PITTSBiraOH ELECTION. The Dfinorrnllc-.Uunun?*l Lct|iie Comblue Wlll.C'outcaU PITTSBURGH. IM.. Feb. 10.-Tho municipal cloctlon yesterday resulted ^ In victory for the.regular Itepubllcan ticket. after the hottest fl^bt known In this city for yeans. Ford, (Rep.), for . mayor, had <i nvajortty of 1.452 over ? Guthrie. Che Democratic and Municipal Loagito candidate. For oootrollei', Gourley, who vu tweeted three yearn > ago, on the reform ticket, was n candidate on the regular ticket <<hla year and tvna Mrot.nl hv 40ft mnloH-tv. Th?? r<?. fonmers elftoted a numbor of counciltncn, but -the Republlcxns still have ft Rood working majority In botli brandies. In Allegheny. Gfyer, (Rep.), wan elected mayor without opposition. Th<i entire Republican -ticket-wad also elected. Notwithstanding that the rosuKs of the election as given In thesedlspwtflhe* fc are complied from t-lie offldul figures sen.t In from the various dls-trlcts snd eem to be nearly accurate, the MunicY\xil De&guo executive committee de* Clares that ttie count Is incomplete and incorrect and has a-nnounoed 'Its Intention to contest the election in the court. The municipal league meeting developed much feeling and It was decided to go on with the contest against fraud*. A guarantee fund of $10,000 has been oubscrlbed by business men and citizens and more Is promised for the work of the league and they one expected to ko Into court to contest the election. The Intewt returns to-nigbt do not materially chansti those given during the day. yet the league people concede nothing! llarrUhnrtc (3or? Republican. HARRISBURO, Pa.. Feb. 19.-Joho D. Patterson. (Rep.), for mayor, was given 1.800 plurality, and the Kepublloans carried everything except city controller, the Democratic candidate for that olflce, William K. Verbeke, who had It for years, being re-elected by three hundred majority. Among the congratulatory messages received by Mr. Patterson was one from Senator Quay. 0. A. B. ENCAMPMENT' Will b? Held at St. Paul. Xo Preventing ST. PAUL.. Minn., Feb. 19-A telegram from Commander-in-Chief Walker, of the G. A. R., this afternoon, In answer from the local committee notifying him that the Wisconsin Central, Chicago, Great Western, Minneapolis & St. Louis and "800" railroads had agreed to the one cent rate for the annual encampment, states that he hns directed the adjutant general, at Indianapolis, to send him an order to New Tork and that he would receive It In that city In a few days. As soon as he receives It he will All it out and promptly promulgate It to the G. A. R. declaring the encampment shall be held In St Paul and llxlng the exact dates therefor. W. H. IAM8 SHOT. He Figured lu (lit lloinrilcad War and U ? Writ Virginian. BALTIMORE. Md.. Feb. 19.?William H. lams was shot and probably fatally Injured In a quarrel with Charles Arndt to-day. lams to ithe man wrio , was hung up by the thumbs, had Ills hood shaved and was drummed out of camp, while *.*rvlnK In a Pennsylvania regiment of militia durlngthe riots at Homestead. Arndt 4s a musician, flflty-flve years old. Tihe shooting was done a-t the boarding house of the men during on nltercartJon which grew out of lams' alleged habit of coming in late and making a noIso. The wound is In tr>e abdomen and lams' chancas of recovery are very slender. lams' home is In Ritchie county, W. Vn Th/? InoldMit nit Homestead croa ted considerable Interest at the lime ami resulted In an Investigation and law su)t. Dhe notion of the military authorities being virtually sustained. EDISON IS KINO. \ Thf Wlunl Snccre?U In Taking InitautNiiroim PholoKmpht I>y tho I tomtom Ita yu. ORANGE. X. J.. Feb. 19.?After experimenting for two weeka In his laboratory In W/?t Orange, Thoma* A. Edison to-day sucp?>eded In taking an instantannous photograph by means of tin' Roentgen ray.** from iluorescent tube*, the rays having penetrated a heavy cardboard nnd vulcanized fibre plated holder. In another experiment a Fharply defined Ima'se of a metal strip ww mude on a plate with four and onehalf Inches of wood between the plate and the fluorescent tube, and after nn exposure of twelve minutes the photograph was taken. Mr. Edison said that by the rnd of the present we< k he will be ready to try to take a picture of'the human head and make other Interesting ohotogrphlc exporlqiunts. i 3Iorgatt iietn More of IU WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. !9.-Thft following announce mrnu mu maue at the treasury department to-day: "Messrs. J. P. Morgan Company and associates, undor thole bid for $100,000,000 of Unjted Stages 4 per cent bonds of 192f?, made In accordance wMih the recen-t circulars of the secretary of the treasury, arc entitled to receive bond* of the face valu? of about four million, seven htmdred thousand dollars In addition to those of which they have already been notified. Exact .'figures cannot be stated tint 11 return# from various sUb-treasurles are fully verified." ( 'oiiil Xrwapnprr Man Drnil. NEW YORK. Feb. 19 ? Frank R.!<asper, a well known newspaper man and telegrapher, died at the general hospital, in I'.uffalo, to-night, of prlcardltlH, following an attnek of pneumonia and pleurisy. Mr. Hamper was born In Plttston, Pa. thirty-eight years ngo. 11?? wan Justly creoiied with being one of the finest telegraphers In the country, and also ranked high as a news gatherer. KnfrtI Holler litplotlou. 1TTICA. N". v.. Feb. 19.-The boiler of the locomotive attached to the New Vork and Philadelphia express on the Jxlnware. Lackawanna & Western railway, which left hero at 10:51* a. m. to-day. exploded when about four in lies hoiitli of Ulchfleld Junction, throwing tie: locomotive from the track and killing Engineer John Keach and Fireman John Lewis, l(nriir?l to Dratli. FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 19.? X-wh linn !n?cn pti'Ivm! ^\arr of th<? 1' ith by prairie lire oMhreo Moxlrani it ?r I/tk'unu Coronoonn, Hocklty only. The men wont Into camp and ivhllo Mil- -JI tlio gin** WHO Igllt'.ed by ff'-'vrkp from thHr flr/? and before thoy 'UKl ir^capo they wore no badly burned thai all <li<wl in n. short tlrnr. fumiaoii Clmrrd* NKW YoltK. Fob. 19.?Tho report of flu* local bofirrl of inopectorn of Rtenm < (,n tin* imi1?j?'? t of croundlnir >f tli- American llnor Ht. J'anl ban l?"en forv. aril- il to \V nnhfnftton. It holds tbnt Captain .lanioHoii wa? lint blnnwblv In the mutter, anil that In navigating the Htcanier lie exorolnod every cuutJtyfi. I t s. 4 CONVICT LABOR tlakcs Sonic of the Mail Sack Under Thin Admlntatration. 'OSTMASTER GENERAL WILSOi leplle* to (lie Nruulo Ilcaolatlon of lu qnlrf Uegat-dlng till* auil the 8wc?? Shop ICuown m tbe Matl-llng Ilepal Department?Some of Che Women Malt Lena than Twenty Dollar* a Month * Hani Lahor, while the Men "IIom? Make Over a Unnrired?Tlio Men At Ipecial Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D.C., Fab. 19.-Post naster General Wilson, tho otllclal hea* >f the so-called sweatshop, has mad esponse to the resolution of inquiry In produced in the senate by Mr. Kyle li xjspect to the condition of the mail-bai epalr department, and while admlttlni hilt the contractor has the cotton can russ sacks und the jute bags maunfuc ured by convict lebor, he declares tha xnder the cxlotlng law he lias no au hority to forbid it. The contracts, he says, was awards Vpril 1.1S93, to F. C. Johnson and Pete tl. McNuity, both of New York state >oth covering a period of four years tnd the Inference from his version ii hat the contractor is left free to exer >lee his own choice of labor. The report quotes the pay-roll foi fanuary, which shows that the super ntendent of the establishment was pah 1136,26 for his services, while the sub ordinate employes received coinpensa Ion, as follows: Machine workers earned between $31 ind $36 per month; ten operatives earn fd salaries ranging between $25 ani SO per month; nine made between $2t tnd $25 per month, while six made le? han 120 per month. Of the hand tewers. ten received between $35 am 40; sixteen between $30 and $35; seve: ?etween $25 and $30; three between $21 ind $25, and three under $20; the I owes icing $10 55 per month, respectively. The darners' pay ranged principally between $20 and $40 per month. For the month of December the p*j vas about the same as January, thougl he superintendent's salary .was $134 Wo mm (lie Vlctitua. The operatives in this branch of tht >ubllc service upon whom the burdeni all heaviest, are the women workers vhose pay Is the lowest, ami it was li nt'ir Demur. principally, uuu un- m restlgatlon was ordered. The men cai ind sometimes do make us much aj 1100 per month. These repair pouche* it the rate of 13 1-10 cents apiece )thcr male workers receive salarle] anting from $60 to $102 per month fhese are the Inspector*. the nub-su lerlntendent* and the mechanics. Twenty or more of the female work rs were furloughed the other day. an< heir belief Is that the order therefoi vas the result of their promlnenoe ii he matter of filing appeals for rtnlresi igainst the hardships of the service jotwithstandlng the denial made by th< tflcials. and despite the paragraph li he postmaster general's reply to Sen btor Kyle's -resolution,--in which Mr .Vllson Informs the senate that ?ie haj 'no knowledge of the employes belni inder any restraint front making com ilalnts by fear of dismissal." In a previous dispatch to the Intelli fencer, It ww? stated that the postnatter gem-ral Is not charged with th< stabllshment of the sweat-shop, bu le was subject to the criticism of no laving Immediately ordered an Invest! jatlon of the charges as soon as made The Wicked Partner. He has a 'wicked partner," however n the person of Assistant Postmastei Jeneral Neilson, who seems to be or lutocfat of the ancient type, wh< cnows more than he Is obliged to tell ind whose power no one seems dispose< o^curtaiK ^ ^ ^ jo online for complaint. In annwr t< his it wab suggested that few worker vno are reasonably well treated ani veil paid are liable to go voluntarily t< he powers that 1h? wlta a charge of In ustlce, especially when. In th?*ir owi udgment, the tiling of such a chargi ? quite likely to Incur the penalty o llBmlSSrtl. These operatives filed complaints. an< lot forth their grievances, when at thi ame time they were quaking with th< 'ear of losing their Jobs and the pay vhlch. from the postmaster general': >wn figures. Is shown to be of the mos nearer amount. From this It In ar ,'uod, with good reason, that the worl vas quite as hard and taxing as it wa. Minted, and that the employes mtis iave had cause for the appeal made fo edress. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Ilrrr Hrnator* Makr a Prrnllnr Move Senator Hill on thr llrrr (inratlon. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 19.?Ii ;ho senate to-day Mr. Carter, Mont, jffered a resolution to re-commlt th* larlfT bill to "the finance committee fo: further consideration. ThlH move bj >ne of the four Kepubllcans who vote-: iBalnfct talcing up the tariff bill, cause< nuch interesting comment. Mr. Carlo: 11\1 not pruss the resolution, but sab io -would iifk to take It up next Mon Jay, when ho would nddrcfxi sen ite on Its adcptkxn. Ttie nnnouRCemen* vas accepted as'foroshadowJng a state nent of -the attitude and purposes o ,'ho silver senators who voted again*' .*onsld<rlng the -tnrlff bill. It was definitely nrrangyxl that th< ?uban question would be 1ukcn up a! o'clock to-morrow, all appropriate jills tJrufl far reponted to the genut< H'lnfir cleared fnom the calendar. THn llplomatio wnd consular appropriate >111 wan passed during the day. About sixty private pension bills weri >assed durlnff the day. The bill pensioning the widow of 1h< ate Seorouwy Greslmm us brlgadlei roneraJat $200 mont'hly.with an nnn-n I nent making the amount 5100 monthly vent over without action In order tvrmlt Mr. V?*>rhecs to spoak agains ihls amendment. Soon av.er -jne session opened, Mr 1111. (Dom., N. Y.). spoke conoornlni he hundreds >"f poll lions lw was re H-Jvlng from all ports of the countrj is t?i the prohibition of the sale of bee it Kills island, where Immigrants ar ivc. The senator Raid ho could no why the iwilo of ?H>or to immigrnnti van a nerious matter. "I am incline* ? bdlsvc," r lid Mr. IIIII, "that a glos: it hi-t-r would be welcome to these irn nyrrants whoo landing In this oounThis vsst petitioning effort, proceed d Mr Hill, by well manning, but mis (Ulded people, was evidence of th" "ox :r*me ptitiUMdsm, the extreme Hoose i.?inUm" tn iu*iifn>iw In Mwv Yorl: I ivd* inirt of th* orunmle now going on Mr. IXHlirf j.ro?-<i rtt*dutlon til reding thn flnanor oommLttw to In vrs:lga*t<- Jind r?*p?*ri on :!??? clrcum nt?nn?t nttondlnr wil* *tT Vnltri *tn,tc* bonds during lMM-??and r. and th deposition of the pn?ceed? of ?uel tK?nd?. It J? BttlwtanthiJIy tfw> wnio iu i the resolution which lost Its parlla mentary status yesterday by Mr. Hill' speech carrying the debate up to o'olock, exoeipt that k directs *h> flnanoe committee inntead of a specte h committee to mako the invcftlgatlon. A't 5:05 p. m. the senate adjourned. HOUSE BUSINESS. j Army Appropriation Dill Pniwd -Amend ' luent to l?])ilUwi. WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 19.-Tb _ house to-day devoted itself strictly t< ? business. The army appropriation bll! carrying >23.275.902 was passed, the con r ferenoe report on the urgent deflclenc: 0 bill was adopted, and the bill to ex , tend for live years the time In whlcl the government can bring suits to a*i " nul patents to public binds under rail ? road and wagon road gramts was pass ed. An amendment was adopted limltlni the application of ?t4ie act to "rallroai and wagc?n road grants." Th<? suJnttJtute for tbe bill offered l>: Mr. MoRae, (Dom., Ark.), to repeal out 1 rltfat the limitation of the act of 189 wns d*?feated, 72 to 149. Mr. Plckler, Rep., S. D.), ottered nj amendment to the army appropriate bill providing tho-: no oflloer of thi j army should be detailed to duty aa hi ? Indian aigent. It wan ruled out on < * jx>ir?t of order ns was an amendmen " offered by Air. Bowera, (Rep.. Calo.) - against the guarding or policing o l forrnt reservations or national troopa SoM-lera, Mr. Bowers. said prevente< visitors to Yellowstone Park fron . hunting or fishing without permits, ye * on a recent visit 10 ch.? park he oscer r talned .that the soldlera themselves ha< ' slaughtered foundreda of dw, Mos * of the new provisions in the bill, fn 8 chiding those for the appointment o " paymasters from the line of i>he arm3 and for commuta'ilon of quarters tc r officers doing duty at stations when ! the quarter* arc Inadequate. wen 1 stricken out on polnta of order. A* 4:55 o'etosk fh* house adjourned . WEST VIBOiNIA BILLS Introduced tn CongreM by the Vnrlon llrpretrnfatlrra. ? Special Dl*pstch to the Intelligencer. ; WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 19.?Bill! 1 and petitions of Interest to the Intel 11 1 (fencer's reader* have been lntroduce< j* In both houses of Congress as follows: By Mr. Dovener, a bill for the relief o; . Henry Snider, of Monnsviiie. whlci 1 , was referred to the committer on wai dalms: also a petition of L. N. Waitei and others, of Elm Grovd. praying foi legislation to eecure a better class o * Immigrants; also a petition of Charle? L. White and others, of Clarksburg, fo 5 the relief of book agents of the M. E 1 church south. By Mr. Hullng. four petitions of cltl * zena of Kanawha county, praying tha 1 Immigrants to thla country may b< - subjected to Inspection by Unltec * States consuls. 1 By Mr. Miller, an aot to amend th< * act making appropriations for the aer vice or tne posionice ncpnnranm hiim ing a change in the -third proviso for tni year ended Juno 30, 1895. By Mr. Donford. of th*? Belmont, Ohio district, a memorial of the general as sembly of Ohio, concerning the electlor 1 of United States senators. r By Mr. Acheson, of Little Washing i ton. a petition of Dr. Burket and others ? of Washington county, praying for ar . amendment to the postal laws, so as t( 5 allow a salary to fourth-class post 1 masters. .Senator Faulkner Introduced a bil to <hC~the times for holding the Unites ? States circuit and district courts for th< > oistrlot of West Virginia; also a in;tl tlon of Swan Pond Orange No. 22. of th< Patrons of Husbandry, praying for th? enactment of houee hill 2*26, for th< protection of agricultural staples by nr ? export bounty, "In order to equalize th< t benefits and burdens of the protective t system." NO CONFIRMATION Of IlrltliU Reports, tint tht? Conntry li Willing to Asree on the Vcnrznrlai r (Innlliiii. 1 WASHINGTON, D. C? Feb. 19.-It Is y Impossible to secure any conftrmntlor from a source entitled to credit of th< J statement thnt has Riven rise to st t much discussion In the British newspa~ per? to the effect that our government ? has signified Its willingness to Join Ir J th?; appointment of a Joint commlssior J with Great Britain to ascertain th< facts as to the Veneiulan boundary (juration as a basis Tor the settlemeni 1 of th?* matter by the ordinary dlploI malic means. r A careful Inspection of the correspondence that 1ms passed between th( ' two povt-rnmonts up to this time. how* ever, will. It is said, show clearly thai ? the United States hiw from the flrsl * been wilting and anxious to agree upor J any plan for the settlement of the boun1 dary dispute that held out any promise * of ensuring the Just treatment of Vene' * zuHa. " It now appears that the British gov1 ernment Ik halting only In the hope o: r securing a stipulation precedent to th? appointment of the Joint commission to the effect that provision shnll in made for the retention under the British llag of such parts of the terrltorj ' that may be found eventually to be lr Vonezueia aa occupied by British colo 1 nlsts. Wii* Willing to Serve III* Conntry. ' WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 19.?At old man ?lvinr the mime of L. F. Nel < son wan taken Into custody bj 1 the serKoant-nt-arms of the senate to j day. Ho was. at the time of his appro, honsion, In the senate reception room where was talking with nil who woul< listen to him In a way to convince thos< who heard him that he was nientollj unbalanced. He stated he wanted t. secure legislation which would authorIre him to build u bridge from New York to Chicago over whleh flfteer trains could be run. This done, he pro poued himself to build the Nlcaraffur cnnal and settle the financial question Ajtrrril on tlir ltlll. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 19.?Th( urgent d< flclency appropriation bill. u. a*recti to by the conference commlttet of the two houses, appropriates I6.3W. 4IMJ. or about }2.0no.?>00 more than th< house bill, and I'J-SO.OOO more than tin bio as It passed the senate provlde< for. All ,the Importnnt amendmenti made by the senate were accepted bj j the conference. ' | Aabttry l?nrU ( >(? Tlintt. PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Feb. 19?Tin r secretaries of the American llaptls ) Mission Union, the American liaptls' Home Mission Society, the America! 1 Uaptist Publication Society ami the American Paptlst Union Society, not t I lift under tlic navice ami authority ol n their reupivtlve boards. nt i\ meeting I hold In thin rity. unanimously vote, tliut It Ix Impracticable to hold th" anniversaries In May In Portland, Oro. according to prevloiiH arrangement! and announcement. An Invitation t< hold the anniversaries at Anbury Park commencing May 20, him been adopted Proplr Will Vuld on II. AKNAPOMB. Md.. Fob. 10- Th. houfo of representatives practleaWt killed civil service reform In .Marylan< by panning the Uruce bill with a elauw attnehed referring the whole inattei 1 to a vote of the people at 'the olcptloi t* In November. A bitter fight win li made against the bill and the referon i4 (linn clause was designed to kill It. FIFTY-SEVEN BODIES 0 Remain In the Vnlcau Mlne-OT?r Fifty q Jllntrs Perished by Utc Explosion. 1 NEW CASTLE, Colo., Feb. 19.?Today when the work of rescue wtt? temporarily auspended, the Vulcan mine had, al told, yielded up four of Its dead; | that won the work of exactly twentyfour hours. How many mow bodies remain within la still somewhat a matter of oonjeoturc, although tho most reliao ble figures make tho number forty> seven. . , Work was temporarily stopped about noon to-day for tho purpoeo of flooding " the slope and chambers of the mine V with air and of driving out If possible gases and menacing dangers that re1 malned after yesterday's cxploelon. All " night shifts of men, working twenty- I " four hours each, were kept employed " putting up an air fan In the place of the 1 two destroyed. Simultaneously crews * of Ave to ten men were sent Into the j J death trap by way of the main slope entrance and the air passage to work their P way if possiblo to where the bodies of the dead men lay. This work was ac1 ' complished by the most Imminent peril, owing to the block damp with which 1 the mine was filled. Fully twenty men 1 were carried Into the outer air over8 come by the gases. The working being thus impeded, progress was slow and the results dlscouragingly small. At noon to-day 500 feet of the main slope had been penetrated and three bodies brought out. The first body found was that of Able Dore, a boy. The second was that of Joe Dore, brother of Able and the third was that of Frank Comlldtczkyl a carponter and grought oat at 2:30 this a. m. As the work goes on it becomes certain that the mine has not caught fire. Rev. E. S. MaJIory. of the Olenwood Springs Methodist church, has started a fund for the relief of the dead men's > families. All liifl mum it uiiviis v nwj/illo , ? women and children stood about Uhe mouth of the Vulcan mine while a hardy band of rescuers were working earnestly and syrtematicaJly In the hope of aoon being able to reach the sixty or seventy entombed miners, all of whom, it is conoeded, must now be dead. nh* men succeeded in entering: the j #halt about 200 feet, but were driven . oirt by the black damp and gas, which was continually belched forth. 1 John Evans, who went 300 feet down the mai/n slope, reported the timbers in f good rtxipe and t'hat the mine waa i only wrecked at the mouth of the slope r where the km had on opportunity to p expand. The work of putting a new p fan in ptace so as to supply fresh air t and mnke it possible for rescuers to penetrate the mine to the level* where r the men were working when the explo. slon oocurred woe prosecuted throughout t'he night with all possible speed and tho fan was in operation early this t morning. ? Opint-ons differ as to the cause of the 1 explosion. Some pay it was caused by a wind*' shot, others believe there was an i expk?16h of coal dust, assenting tt*Lt - the company had been negligent in not having the n*>ms sprinkled as often as i the law requires. It is impossible as yet to give a full a<nd accurate list of , tCie killed as the list of those on duty - at tho time of the explosion is supl posed to be in the pocket of pit boss James Harrison, who lies at the bottom of t'he slope, probably dead. i AWFUL CALAMITY ) At a Mukrd 11*11-Sroree Perlab tn a Fire In Portiiipil. 1 LISBON. Feb. 19.?At a masked ball 1 given by the Artists Club of San Taren, - last nlsht, fire broke out shortly before midnight and spread with great rapldl4 ty. A terrible panic followed the first ' alarm and all present rushed for the ex Its. which were so Jammed with terri> fled people. Despairing of escaping by > any other means, men. women and i children then Jumped from the windows. seriously Injuring themselves. Friends of the revelers rushed Into the burning building later to aid In the work of rescue and many of them were 1 caught by the flames before they could make their way out again. Thus far thirty-four bodies have been recovered. 4 LATER?King Carlos and Queen Amelia will go to San Taren to-morrow to assist the families of the victims of ? the lire during the artists ciud djui. > The number of bodies recovered up to this time from the ruins is forty. t ? ? i MANY WEBE KILLED ! And a Part of the Capital of Che Trans, vaal Destroyed bj- Dynamite. t JOHANNESBURG^ Transvaal. Feb. 19.?An explosion of dynamite has occurred nt Vledendorp and the poor quarter of the town has been blown to J plesw. Hundreds of houses are in ruins ami the havoc wrought Is fearful, t A number of persons have been killl ed, ami the populace has turned out en i masse and Is working to rescue those who may be buried in the ruins. The ' windows of every house In Johannes burg were broken by the foroe of the explosion. f Tlie Popr Grant* a Dlrorcc. ? HALIFAX. N. S.. Feb. 19.?A decree . of divorce approved by Pope Leo XIII, the first of Its kind ever recorded in Canada, has been granted John Keefe sepurntlng him from Ids wife i on the ground of infldetlty on the port of the woman. Much interest is excited by the concesnlon from Home, as never before has n divorce been recognized in this country by a Roman Catholic authority. The decree granted Keefe Is not only one of separation but It permits a re-marriage. A legal dissolution of the marriage hns al?o been obtained from the supremo court. Clnrn Norton at Work, CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. I&.-MIrs Clara Burton, president of the American Red Cross Society, after having been presented to the Turkish mlnl?ters interdnted In the purpose of her mission here, began making the preparations necessary to start for Anatolia, to supervlse the work of distributing relief to the <IlstK*sed Armenians'. She has established her hendquurters in the l'em quarter, and with the help of her ? assistants, is maxing rapid progress 4 with the work of organization. Dr. \mi<ril May llnvr (iol Tharr. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 19.-At a meeting of tho imperial geographical 1 podcty hold to-dny Senator Semonheff, ? tho vice president of tho society. said ' that It would bo promaturo yet to deny tho rows of Dr. NatiRcn'i dlnccvery of tho north polo. It wan probable, ho said, that Dr. Nannen wan returning, or had returned to tho now Sll?erinn i - land. where Baron Toil had placed stores of provisions In anticipation of his return. Witllrr'* l'nnloii, PARTS, Fob. 19.?Tho pardon of John L. Waller, convicted by a court martini In tho Island of Madagascar, of Morally communicating with tho Ho van and Hontcnced to twenty yearn imprisonmont. lias l?een sent to President Faurc for tbo lattor's signature. The present action Is duo to tho representations mud*? by tho United States government in tht prisoner'# behalf. > Arbitration I'mui the Common*. / LONDON, FVb. IP.?Tho hou?o of 1 oommoim to-day the necond i- reading ??f the hill Introduced |?y Sir A. r K. iMIIt. Llbml member fur Bouth i Islington, providing for the entobllsh ? mont of a board of conciliation, lnt,end ed to be a permanent tribunal of arbitration. A NEW WITNESS Who Knows Something About the Pearl Bryan Case. KNOWS JACKSON AND WALLING More than Ordlnarllv Well?A Letter Which Would be Damaging Evidence ApUnit at Lcut Onroftlie Accused?The iifartilng Story Told by May Smith, of Loulavllle?Her Employer Believes that She Can Tell a Great Deal About the Murder?She Knoin About a Locket *? mm P.MnnM. CINCINNATI, O., Feb. tt.-'Hjo morning papers this morning: publish a startling statement made to t'h?m by Miss May Smith, of Louisville, who Is acquainted with the aocused murderers Walling and Jackson. She says she was in Cincinnati January 14. ajnd took supper with Jackson at Hdder's restaurant. Jackson told her ttoat his friend Will Wood at Green Ca&le.Ind., had got a girl Into a bad condition; Chat Wood woa going .to send the girl here and lie woukl put her out of the way. Miss Smith says she cautioned Jackson of the danger of dlsoovery in suoh an enterprise. He said he was too | amort to be discovered. She said atter Che murder of February 1, Jackson I wrote to her. aaylng that he ha/1 dis| posed of hrte g-Jrl?meaning Pearl Bryan j by" ." I The long dash In the letter was left for Miss Smith to 1111 in from "her niemI ory of the conversation at Holder's on | January 14. She bays tha t t/he left OhfiC j letter In Louisville securely hidden. If that latter hi Jackson's handwriting I oan be obtained it will be damaging ! evidence. If what she says about its hiding place Is true, *he letter will be had to-morrow. LOUISVILLE. Feb. 19.?Investigatlon In this* city Into the life of May Smith, who 1s connected with Jackson and Wailing in the Pearl Bryan affair, I develops the fact that she came here early in January, being: employed by Bryon Lister & Wife in the dress cutting business. The Listers opened up an establishment hereon January 4th. at 621 I Fourih avenue. Lifter had been formerly with Mrs. Fuson'6 cutting school I in So. 52 and 53 Glenn building, corner of Fifth and Race streets, Cincinnati, I Ohio. ! A few days after opening up their establishment adjoining their residence, they were joined by May Smith, who I came from Mrs. Mrs. Fuson's school, to I teach for Mr. and Mrs. Lister. She remained there until Saturday night a week ago. when her brother from Covington, Ky? called for her to [ take h<T home. Mr. Lister said this morning that on reading the llrst account of the affair the girl appeared horrified, as she had ! been In correspondence with both JackI son and Walling and had told Mrs. Lisi ter that she was engaged to Walling. Mrs. Lister had seen letters addressed to both men. When the account came | out in the newspapers that May Smith had also been operated on by Walling | and Jackson the girl stoutly denied it. ! Mr. Llstrr said, however, that about a , week before Christmas while In the em; ploy of Mrs. Fuson, the girl was absent from the office a whole week, and if the operation was performed. It was performed at that time. Mr. Lister also declared tnat wnen xne gm came back to work she appeared altogether chanRed, and appeared thinner and looked sickly. May Smith Is between e|ghtoen and twenty years of age, and tin* dark eyes and black hair, and la quite pretty. Mr. Lister says that a man named Swan, who is connected with the Palace hotel In Cincinnati, was n%correspondent of May Smith, and that she was continually getting letters from Swan, Walling and Jackpon. When the locket was found In Cincinnati he heard May exclaim: "Why I know that locket. It was Jackson's and contained a lock of Pearl Bryan's hair." "I am positive," he said, "that she knows something of the operation performed on Pearl Eryan by Walling." Concerning the letters and papers of the Smith girl, the lady who keeps the boarding house at 621 Fourth street, said to-day that there had been a lot of letters and telegrams found under the mattress of the bed which May Smith occupied, but they had been burned by a little girl In the house. Mrs. Lister said: "I did not read the letters, but the lady of the house did. One was from a girl In Cincinnati which said Lon was sick. Lon is WalUng, you know.' "The letter was dated after the day of the murder. The letters were of no 1mnnHnnM iinil hurl nn ItMrlnp An tlift case and wore burned." There woi one letter from Jackson in , which It was stated that Walling was In trouble about a girl. ATROCIOUS CRIME In Prtenbnrff, Out.?A DoMble Mnrdrr by a Drunken Mnu. PKTERSBORO. Ont., Feb. 19.?A most atrocious crime, perhaps a double murder, was committed here to-day. John McGee, a lumberman from the back country, came Into town to spend his wages and got uproriously drunk. Ho entered the bar-room of the hotel kept by William Bowman and demanded a drink. Bowman ordered him to leave nnd stnrted from behind the bar with the purpose of ejecting him from the premises. McGee showed fight and drew a big Jack-knife with which ho mode a thrust at Bowman's head. The knlfo caught him Just below a Jan* and put a deep gash down Into the clavlcln A and narrowly missing severing the car- 1 otlil artery. Bowman fell to the floor, the flood spurting In a stream from the cut. McGee made a move as If to plunge the knife Into his victim again when .1 John Arnott. a tall, muscular boarder Interfered, whereupon McGee turned and made a backhand slosh, catching . ; Arnott In the loft groin. McGoe then ran from the place, but was pursued and captured. Arnott'a condition lb almost helpless. 1 Bowman may recover. Uiiunl Krnlnck)' Tragedy. LOUI8VILLE, Ky.. Feb. 19.?A special to the Post from Big Stone Gap., Vn., says: News Is Just reached here of a double murder at Harlan Court . 1 House, Ky., In Mllford and Felix Fee were Instantly killed and John Fee dangerously Injured. The two Fee j boys, twin brothers, were drunk and became involved In a tight. Before John Fee could separate them they fired simultaneously and both fell dead. John Fee may die from the Injuries j he received, as two bullets hit him. \Vr*llirr Forrrait for To-;lay. For Wert Virginia, fair and colder; northsoHtcrly winds. For Western Pennsylvania, clearing un<l colder; north wenterly winds. . >*: For uhlo, continued fnir und eold went her; northwenterly wind*. TUMPKUATUHK YK8TRRDAY ns furnlflhtnl by c. Schnepf, druggist. oorr.rr Market nnd Fourteenth uttccu: " n. m 2013 p. in 19 9 a. in 1H7 p. in It 12 ni 80(\Vcathor?Chang'l?. ... , v.:,:. - .>&*