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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 189(>. YOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 159.
WHEELING WINS,
Alter Fifteen Ballots in tlic Democratic
State Convention.
THE NOMINATING CONVENTION
Will be Convened in this City oil
August 12.
THE PRIMARY ELECTION SCHEME
5(rrr Rtrtomlr Considered?The Proceed,
lug* of the Committee Ominously Tame
ami Kealoreless, Although Many Party
Lradrrt were Loaded ou the Financial
Question?The Storm Promisee to Ilreak
Oat lu the Convention?The Outlook for
the ".llnam of War1' 1* Anything lint
fromUing?Col. Smith's Gubernatorial
llooni Slsrted?Candidates for tlie Vacant
1'nllcd States Marskalslilp.
Special Dispatch to the Intolligcncer.
PARKERSBURG, w. Va., Feb. SC.?
TJip Democratic state nominating convention
will bo held at Wheeling on the
12th of August, no preventing providence.
This Is one of the results of the
meeting of. the state Democratic comharn
but there are others.
niitvuu - -- ?
It was a big meeting, and all the faction#
were represented. The naming of
the dnte and the place of the state convention
tells tho story of the Ignominious
defeat of the rank and file of the
party that wonted the nomination of
the state ticket made at a primary election.
The proposition was sat down
ipon hard by the committee at the
very start In fact it was not seriously
entertained for a moment by the practical
politicians who compose the committee.
Senator Faulkner, Iim speech which
rscelrsd considerable applause at its
conclusion, made It very clear that the
prlgjary Idea was a very oowardly one,
and that the thing for the Democracy
te do was to hold a convention and
nominate a ticket which would represent
sometMng. rt was a Waterloo for
! those who have been advocating noml!
nttions by primaries, but the minority
gracefully^acqulesced. and the date and
place of the convention was accordingly
fixed.
Took Fifteen Ilallota.
Theiilace of the convention was not
fixed without a struggle, however. Several
towns made bids for the honor, and
a number of ballots were taken before
tho contest was decided in favor of
.Wheeling,
_F!fteen ballots were taken before
IV neeung waa seiuciim, ure iU?..o w..tfstlng
for the convention beJng Wheeling.
Charleston. Parkersburg and Huntington.
The first ballot: Wheeling 3,
Charleston 4, Parkeraburg 2. and HuntIngton
L The fight waa very warm
during succeeding ballots, the partisans
of each town working hard for their
favorites. The fifteenth and last ballot
resulted: Wheeling 9. Parkersburg 4.
There was a full representation of the
committee, as follows: W. C. HandIan,
proxy for Louis Stecnrod. Owen S.
McKlnney, G. W. Warren, John T. ivicGraw,
R. E. Horner. John Patton proxy
for Lee Wolf. Rankin Wiley, Taylor
Vinson, proxy for C. L. Thompson, L. E.
Tlerney. Andrew Edmiston, Julius Caesar
Holmes. William A. Ohley. secretary,
and proxy for J. A. Robinson, and
William E. Chilton, chairman. In addition
to the committee th?>re was a
large gathering of Democratic leaders
!rom ail parts of the state present to
tender their advice and give their cont-r.t
to the action'of the committee.
Th^ question regarding the holding of
a primary election for the nomination of
a state ticket was not seriously considered.
probaWj^'for the reason that
| the promoters of the scheme did not
i show up. Chief promoter Ben. Oxley,
Ml tor of the Charleston Gazette, who
ha* been devoting his time and talents
'*" no.?* to worklnir tin the
scheme, was absent and there was no
one to prenent the matter.
Too T?ro*.
The meeting was harmonious. and
pome of the leaders present were frank
enough to admit that this was anything
but a good sign. "The tameness
of It." said one of them to me. "fills
my heart with forebodings of disaster.
I never felt so depressed In my life
Democrat* are In no condition to fight
the enemy unlesn they can practice
u while on themselves. However. I hope
to see a storm In the state convention.
If we don't have ore. then good-bye
Democracy In West Virginia."
There were men here to-day cocked
and primed for a flBht on the money
question, but when they found that the
committee was uractlcnlly of one mind
on pretty nearly everything they concluded
.to postpone hostilities until the
convention meet*. Rdltor Morrow, of
th* Fanners' Advocate. one o? the leadIns
Democratic papers In the astern
1'an Handle, raid to m*: "If the convention
nominates a candidate for governor
who |h opposed t?? the free and unlimited
coinage of silver he will not
ret the vote of the banner l>?morratl?!
county (Jefferson). We c.re practically
solid out th<*re for free silver*." ttdltor
Morrow Is not the only one of the lookers-on
here to-day who talked that way.
There 1h ffolnpr t? b?' r'omc fun nt the
Wheeling convention growlnrc out ?-f the
sliver question. Th"r.- would have been
fun here to-day had many ?f iiv prmn.
cyjitM with whom I talked had xi volco
In the deliberations Of I he < <>mmltt<*e.
Drlrgnlr* to < lileiigo.
In addition to the business of fixing
the date and place of the :*tntnominating
convention the commlttr resolved
to hold four congressional district
conventions, at each of which t;vn
district delegates and one didejrnte-ntlarK".
with a proport-.?na*? nutnl r
alternates, shall I' ejected to tlx- rj|ongo
national convention. These conventlons
will be held on July 17. at <rfollowing
places: Clarksburg, Mr* t
concessional district; Hlntoti. Vhlr 1
congressional district; Davis. h'econd
congressional district; I'olnt llensant,
Fourth ciiiTirri'MHlfiii.il district.
Tn-niKiit until n Into hour the coi i
mlttfo wan in px? nitlvr flwudon roindd ring
th"? quf?tlon of way* and nvan*
Tlil* I* tlio harflfst part of th?* roinnilttee'*
Job. Hfcridary Ohloy toM mto-night.
and ho wild it In a ton?' Unit
WI inft to bellove that Chairman Chilton
and Jim munt have had an nnd'v
landing about the waiter, that t'?
way* and moan* problem was m
iIoum than unuiil thin year. The Uetr.o
ratio pnrty Im an hard up In that t-w?i
an it l* for material f<?r th? ticket
Tho night kmhIon of the '-ommjtt'
1 almost wholly conxumed by dl:
iifdonii of routine mutter* Hwiln" .n*
of roHperi to th* memory "f th'
t'nlted State* 'Mandml flartb i
** ? ? adopted and will bo given t?? th?
n*>u'Mpap?>ra In a few dayn. ItcMolutlnm
"f iharr.cia to the chairman and necro*
tnry of the committee, Mr. Chilton Anil
Mr. Ohley, for their services In the campaigns
they have conducted were also
adopted. ____________ ^
GUBERNATORIAL BOOMS
Mlarlnl nt Purkeratmrg-Col. Smith, of
Fairmont, Nffiui to Lead.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelllgenccr.
PARKERSBURO, W. Vo., Feb. 23.Onp
of tho most lntonnttlnr ctavrtr.n
merrta here to-day In connection with
the mooting of the etato Detnocralc
committee is n large full grown boom
for Colonel Clarence L. Smith, of Fairmont,
for governor. Colonel Smith has
all ak>ng been declining to be considered
In tihe coneotion, but his prcsencc
here to-day wan the signal for a renewal
of the pressure that has been
brought to bear on him In the past few
months. Ills friends are enthusiastic,
tind will not listen to his protestations
that he does not desire his name used.
Nobody else Is talked (A by- the men
who worn .to be controlling matters.
Hon. Andrew Edmlston is personally
in evidence, and. of course, has Ms
friends, a* has also lion. Forest Brown,
of Jefferson county, but the handsome
Fairmont colonel Is. so far as I can see.
the man most talked about.
Governor AlacCorkle in here, tout is not
taking much of a hand 4n shaping up
matters. He talks more nboiK business
and shite development* than pollUcs.
These are Ms p< t hobbies, and they
are preUty good l?obbies to have.
National Committeeman John Sheridan
Is in attendance, but he. also. 1*
only a ppeotator. The captain is as
endhtMta*Uc for the Democratic oause
as H he seriously thought there was a
show for Democracy to win this year,
I ask<M him to-day how, In -his opinion.
West Vhvinki Democnata stood, on
the presidential question. "I nm not
prepared to aay." faid he. "but If W. C.
*Fttltney Is a candidate I think West
-Wlflnia Demoorats will naturally be
for Mm. I regtard Mr. Whitney ns one
of the moet available men In 'the country.
and he would be a popular candidate."
"How afoout the boom for Matthews,
of Indiana?"
"Good enough man Is Mr. Moitfwvo."
said Captain Sheridan, "but I -think at
present that WWtney is the man that
West Virginia Democrats will be more
apt <to drift towards."
Captain Sheridan Is one of the
shrewdest and most far-seeing politicians
In Che Democratic party fn this
state, and what he says is more than
probably true. G. A. D.
REFUSED A WRIT
Against Cambria Iron Work* for Carrying
on Company Ntorea.
HARRISBURO, Pa., Feb. 25.?Attorney
General McConnlck has refused
to issue a writ of quo warranto against
the Cambria Iron Co., of Johnstown,
for alleged violation of the act of 1891,
prohibiting mining and manufacturing
corporations from carrying on stores
known as company stores or general
supply stores.
The petition was presented by twenty
citizens of Johnstown and is suppplemented
with the affidavit of G. A. Funk,
a former employe of the Cambria Iron
Co., who alleges that he was discharged
for refosnig to settflnth'Xmjust account
with the store on January 31. 1896.
The attorney general takes the
ground that the petitioners have not
made out a prima facie case, and that
me wni biiuuiu noi uv oiiuwi-u ?uimn hit
Ih Hal Iff fled the cane would be sustained
In the courts. He claims to have a reasonable
discretion under the act of assembly.
In this particular case every
material averment was denied by the
many affidavits of the respondents, and
he therefore denies the application for
a writ.
A Crnrrana Offer.
WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 2T..-The
Veneztitam boundary commission has
received through Mr. Teh one a letter
enclosing one from Sir Clement Markham.
president of itio British Royal
Croofrraphleal Society offering to furnlHh
the Amierlcan commission with all
t?he chart." and information In Its'possesBlon
touching the location of the
true boundary between Vencruela and
British Guiana. A reply has been made
to this offer express!n? ?>he gratitude
of the commission for the tender, and
Rtatlntr tha?i it will be held under conHlderatlon
In the expectation that the
oase which the Brittoh government has
promised 'to submit will Include all of
the Information that Is in the possession
of tAe s<v*i*ty, aj>d *o render It
necessary t? tox It <at ?th1s time, by an
acceptance of this offer.
Col. I)y?r will Fight.
rrTTciii'un U o- T."* p
Dyor. president of the Kanawha Oil Co.,
ha# filed lila answer to the $r?0.000 breach
of promise ?nlt brought by Mrs. Mary
A. Coman, of New York. Colonel Dyer
denl>*s all of Mrs. Coman's allegations,
and says he has reasons to believe that
the plalntlfT has been anil is the lawful
wife of Jabex II. Coman. Nothing la
said In answer to the whereabouts of
Jabez B. Coman.
Will Ann Kniptoyr*.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25.?An a result of an
assault on a non-union man last night
by a clothing cutter Htrlk?*r. th?? executive
committee of the manufacturers'
association have decided to place lire
arms In the hands of all employes.
Chief of Police Ijodonoch nont word to
Htrik?* headquarters that no violence
would be tolerated.
W BE WHISPERS.
The clothing cuMwn, or Cincinnati,
l ave decided to go out on a strike
Thursday.
The thirtieth ballot for the Kentucky
fU'jiatorsblp reMtd*??d: Hunter 60; liiackburn
f?fl: Carlisle 4; Penny Hate 1.
W-ilHun I'aul niunt linns March .11.
(uyn the* suprrmv cotn : of Odilo, for
the murder of hi* father-in-law. In
Himvn county.
The NnPf of reprwvnitatlvw paroed
i bill > iterday for oxtermln.uln:;
Abvkon i! m j'i! ' In on>*'-' of a failure
of TllO(tUi9 ViVUftd'i.
The xecutlv** com:nlM?*e <>f -:h?? Nnmal
A--'"- !: "? in of Uwnocmil.?
!l meet in WAj/blimloil, j-t the EWdtt
' ?i:m , on It V "i and 14th April.
DonnlH Fcrirunon, n pawn-broker of
i.TiK Mnml City, wan s'lzotl in his
Imiji yentrrday afternoon by four men.
i\vjin hound ami jruffgr?' l. after which
Hi'- m?-n i:iiiht>r?"l up $10,000 worth of
'Mnm?in'h and other Jewelry anil made
"ff with llw-m.
Thn>o >Tii*11 entorr.d the Merchants and
!anl rm' bank <it Warren. Ark., y outer
i?y afternoon for the purpom* of lootTh?
cn*hler and two />thrr? nhow I
tight. and In the nhoollntf that fo|ow?-d
i wo v"i ?' wounded. The roblwrr.
y - apfd without any booty.
I>r. !^ait h Tdwncoftd, for fourth i<
. ' h'M..:> "IJIpit '!m? DNtr'f' of
' lurntita, aii'l .. r!n- lii<* la'"* wnr a
? *r ?<' ?;< QpMiKp'l nifT.
1 i >i \v ? ilnct^n yv. 1 w.i
.? in M iryJ ind. il<* parti - Ii ; t* t j'
;v.?nty-vlx 4x'w!ll" amlwai wounded nix
xnon.
U. S, MARSHALSHIP.
Eleven Candidates Are in tlie
Fight for It.
COL. BOB CARR IS THE LATEST.
Who la Raid to Iw llackcd by fiubc rnator- ^
U1 Candidate*, who Wmit lllin Out of
the Way?The ('outfit Waging at I'ar- j
kcraburg and Washington?Capl. Char- ,
lie Wells end Panuell Garden Said to i
Have (lie IiiihleTrnck, with the Cluiicti 1
lu Favor of the Former. * <
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1
Special Dispatch to tbo Intelligencer. *
\ PARICER8BUKG, \V. Va.. Feb. 25.- ?
One of the features of the Democratic j
gathering here to-day was that nil the
candidates for the vacant United States <
marshalshlp wore on the ground hust- J
ling for their respective selves. There (
are several besides those mentioned in i
this morning's Washington dispatch to <
the Intelligencer. Charlie Wells, who
will be the appointee If the influence of <'
ex-Senator Camden, Postmaster Gen- I
eral Wilson, Col. John T. McGraw and j
very nearly all the big men In the party
counts for anything, arrived In town ]
this morning, accompanied by Col. McGraw,
Editors Owen S. McKlnney and J
C. I.. Smith, and other "Influences." j
He has been busy shaking hands with '
other "influences" all day and pulling
strings In his own original way.
It Is a question whether Senator (
Faulkner or Postmaster General Wll- t
fori win nnvr m?* nam inn 01 m?- wic
Marshal Garden's successor. In either
event It Is conceded that Captain Wells
haw the best show, but as has been observed
before, "there's many a slip
'twlxt cup and the lip."
Aotlng Marshal Prlddle, of Huntington.
Is also here. There was some talk
of a resolution endorsing his candidacy
among: the state committeemen to-day.
but the Idea was abandoned as unpolltlc.
"Joe" Gallagher, of Moundsvllle. is
working hard for endorsement* and
getting them. He says ho stands n
show. Taylor Vinson, son of ex-Marshal
"Sam" Vinson. 1* on the ground making
a strong fight. Ho Is. according to
hi* friends, in the way of being a "logical
candidate." Ex-Sheriff W. C.
Handlan Is another logical candidate,
logical because he halls from Ohio
county. But Captain Panned Garden,
brother of the late marshal, la also here, j
He 1* also an Ohio county man. and
Mr. Handlan's claim is badly disfigured
In oonsequence.
Edward L. Nash, of Wood county. Is
the latent Richmond In the field. It }
seems that Postmaster General Wilson B
has declined to take any part In the
fight: possibly because It Is beneath
the dignity of a cabinet officer; possibly
because he does not desire to be mlx?*d
in a sorambie of this sort In view
of future possibilities.
Senator Faulkner, who Is the only
West Virginia Democrat In Congress,
and consequently the rightful dlspenaor
of patronage. )hh.Hi?m?1m?*t oTttfB
matter and every 'pressure that can be
Is being brought to bear on him by all
the candidates and their friends tonl?h>
T? la nntlnflnKIn *Hn? tha mi?r.
rlost man In the crowd Is Charlie Wells.
I will miss a iruese If the successful
man' name Is not either Wells or Garden.
At midnight It looks as If Charlie
Wells will be the marshal. Senator
Faulkner has not Riven out his decision .
but Mr. Wells' friends are wearing I
smiles and Colonel McGraw, who 'la
pushing the claims of his old friend,
says that he believes the matter will
be settled In Wells' favor. G. A. D.
. ELEVEN IN Till-: RING
For the Utr Kanbtl (Jurdrn** PUff-Boh
Carr'a Candidacy.
Special Dlipatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25.-The list of
tw.n>nMn? *vn ?-l. A,, ?,|t? nvn 4n
J'auiuio niiu iuu ft *"
nerve "Uncle Sam" a* United State*
marshal In the district of Went Virginia
la fast assuming the proportions
of Secretary Carltale's endless chain.
The number ha* Increase since yesterday
from four to eleven, and the returns
from the back counties are not all
In. Colonel Ik>b Carr. whose fervency
and seal can never be entirely recompensed
by official patronage, and who Is
ever In the rim? at plum time, hiut entered
the lists, according to the latest reports,
and it I# understood that every
Democratic candidate for governor Is In
his Interest, hoping to g?*t him out of the
way before the nominating convention
Is held. It in believed also, that
"Windy" Wilson In for Carr. but this
has not been verified. The l?are announcement
ha* caused the other candidates
to quake In their boot*.
The other known candidates are Pannell
Garden,?of Ohio county, brother of
the late marshal. H. L. Prlddy, of Cabell
county, ex-state Senator l>orsey
and John Crawford, both of Marshall
cftunty, while William McGarrj?, \of
liewlfl. and Martin Mulvey, of Braxton,
have received honorable mention. It In 1
said In McGarry's behalf that If pnrty 1
fealty goes for anything b in bound to {
win without personal effort.
Hon. John O. Pendleton, into of Con- :
gre?t, and Hon. Alfred Caldwpll. nre ;
bneklng Garden and have succeeded In :
putting up a strong cane. The Knowing :
on en (have figured out the chaneen n*
oven between Garden and Charley ^
Wells. !
miB?STEH>:B8 RELEASED
Afirr lining Arrnlril liy I'nltrd Ntntr*
Mnroliul* mill IMiikrrtoti Drlrcllvri, '
NKW YORK. Fob. 25.-The steamer
Bermuda was selr.e.1 about midnight '
last night by United Starts marshals (
and Plnkerton detectives. elMtrged with f
having on board a filibustering expo- ?'
dltl*>n bound for Cuhp, The prlwmorn j
wen1 taken before u rn.t? <1 Htates commissioner.
Hhoy wen- all released to- r
lay because their arrest was in viola- ,
t! in of the Instruction* Her.t out from
Washington In??t wee);, by Attorney
General Harmon that su*;vl:Ion merely f
van not fuIH dent ground for arref't, but
ihs?t evidence of Intention to vlokuu*
the neutrality lows was required. 1
.Many of ho?o whom th?? innrHliahi |
trok Iiulo ruMody hir?t night a;*" mini- ,
vovh of t in? ox pod It!- m which s*t otrt for i
Culm "ii board Mio fttoaiiKr J. w. uanv- (
In . wWch oNiti sank nlmoit an ipon j
.is in' put to i ?*. a number of tire party \
Iwdtig drowned. ,
JAMESON ON TBIAL.
He nml 11 In KflltMv Pi liunrri AilmlKnl to '
tlO.Oi.O llall.
IiONDOS, jyb. 25,-nr. Jammn will ]
\><t arratgend n<t Bow 4?trfvl police court i
l')?d.1y. It |.?i wild that be ban boon In <
I h-l? f'lty on jnir.ile, nt onn of the litulInj:
hoteli *4nc<i6und'ay.
I : DiiK?? of Abon'i.rn. chalrmnn of *
tin- l!r;tlf*h BiitK.lt Africa company, ami
other* wto prcK-nt when tins prisoner <
W r: brought Into Colli*. I
Dr. Jamt?on, nDtw having travfranl '
. a nlrcnltou.i route In order to nvold i
f
i
Lfjc crowds arrived at Dow etreot police
xiurt :?t 6:25 p. *m. Ho wo* loudly
sheered on entering the court room, the
w>tire audience rising and uncovering
ipon his appearance. Dr. Jameson anil
fourteen of his fellow prisoners were
-harg?-d with "warring against n
friendly cttftte." The .case was then
idjourned for -two weeks, the prisoners
jelng admitted to bail lb $10,000 cach.
TARIFF BILL DEAD
is Far the Heumt* I" Concwrned-A
Warm Debate.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 25.?Afor
tJhe senate had disposed of much
routine business to-day, Mr. Allep,
[Pop., Neb.), offered a resolution for
he appointment of ti Populist as sec
:iul assistant doorkeeper, in view o;
the proportions which the Popullsl
;arty wao assuming In the Ben-ate.
There ere at present two door-keepers,
i Republican and Democratic and retjoutlon
developed a sharp controversy,
>ut k finally wont over.
Mr. Morrill, chairman of tho flnancc
tfinmktee. thfn moved that the tarlfl
III bo taken up. He spoke briefly urgn?
that <C>e needs of the treasury and
>r the business demanded Action. On
;he roll call. Mr. Morrill's motion wat
lefcated?yeas 22; nays 33.
Yeas? Republican?AldrlCh, Allison
Baker, Brown. Burrows, Cameron,
?lark, Cullom, Davis. Gear, Hale.Hanstrough.
Rowley, IxxJge, Mitchell. (Oregon),
Morrill, Nelson, Perkins, Procter
^iray, S-ht-rnvau. 8houp~22.
Nviys?Repub II cana?Oannon, Carter
DuBols, Mantle and Teller?5.
Democrats?Baron, Bate, Berry, CafTery,
Call. OMlton, Cockrell,- George,
Gordon, Gray. Harris. Hill. Lindsay,
tfertln ,Morgan, Palmer, Paaco.Roach
Purple, Vest, Walthall. White?22.
Populism?Allen. Butler. Jones. (Ne/a<ln).
Kyle, Peflfer and Stewart?6.
After rhe vote had been announced,
i sensational ooWoquy occurred be/ween
Mr. Morrill. Mr. Teller and Mr,
Sherman. Mr. Morrill said the tariff
>111 wad dead and he added that It wai
vot shown that there was not a Re>ubl1can
majority In the senate. Mr,
rekler responded with Intense feeling.
3e declared that he and his silver RejuWIcan
associates could not be read
irt of the Republican party.
Mr. Sherman followed with a severe
irmignment of the Inaction of Conrress,
saying It was a crime against
he country and against civilization
tfe declared that he would continue tc
tariff Hill
Mr. Frye, (Rpp., Me.), took the flooj
:o declare that the tariff bill wan ru
load as Julius Csesar. Business Interests
demanded that the statement be
nade emphatically that the bill was
lead. He hoped It would never ba
irard from again and that Che rtvponrtttfllty
should rest where it belonged.
At 2:10 p. m. Mr. Morgan resumed
Us speech on the Cuban resolutions.
Saved by Cold War? WaruliiRi.
WASHINGTON. FVb. 25.~Chlel
kfoore. of the weather bureau, has mad*
i special report to the secretary of agriculture
with reference to the actual
noney value of cold wave warnings tc
he p?v>ple of this country with special
eferenoe to the cold wave of January :
o 5 of the presont year. That was onf
if unusual severity, spreading over th<
ntlre country east of the Rocky mowntrim,
nkli "tfw exception of. the southern
portion of Florida. 1 At ever?
reother bureau station throughout tills
eglon, the cold wave flag was displayed
and the warnings were distributed n1
east twenty-four hours before the cold
vave occurred. Reports received frotr
I02 stations Indicate that these warn
ngs were directly In^rumeiUal In savng
from destruction property exceedng
three and a half j&Mlons In value.
Germany*'* Proscription Policy.
WA 8 HIXOTONv'Feb. 26.?The ImmeHate
effect of the attitude of hostility
issumed by th<? Prussian government
o wards American Insurance com pan Iff
s a rush of German policy holders tc
he American consuls In Germany for
nformation concerning the standing ol
he companies. United States Consul
Hngle, at Brunswick. reports to the
it ate department that scarcely a day
mam** that he docs not receive such Inlulries,
indicating a doubt of the soundness
of the American companies that Is
limply absurd. The consul nays that
utslde of the prescriptive requirement*
nade of the com panic* by the Prussian
rovernmeirt, certain agents of other
rompantai In their ateal to secure buslleflH
did not hesitate to picture the
\merican companies In tho blackest
olor.
Condition of I he Trrnanrj*.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 23.-Tolay's
(treasury statement shows the
fold reserve to be J123.522.37S. Of this
nmotrot J91.CS5.70fi represents the ngrreyate
In goW paid for bonds to date.
Since Ja.nuury C last, the date of Secvtary
Carlisle's bond circular, the tool
withdrawal of gold from the ttvasiry
umounted to j34.4l3.3M. of which
I23.97P.263 or ntoout twenty-five per cen<
>f the whole gold rcce-Jp-s, was not ex>ontod.
but wv?s used, It Is assumed, in
he payment of bonds.
.11 Im Flaglrr'i Snitrurf.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 25.?Miss
Sllsafbetti Flafr'.or. daughter of General
Flagler, chic? of ordnance. United
States of Anierlcu. who last spring shot
i colored boy rained Green, son of a
nasury department messenger, was
trralgned in court to-day. She plead*1
girttty of Involun-tary murder and
AtiH tu?n?*ncrd to three hours In J.HI
ind to pay a tine of $f?00. General Finger
paid the fine an J the young lady
ivus coinVucled to Jail to serve the
ihree hours.
Slnlp Mntlrr* III Congrct*.
Jpfctni Dhpatcli to tho IntQiUK"ncor.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?Represonntive
Dovener has Introduced a Mil In
Congress to amend the potrtal laws sr
ip to admit to the malls as sccond class
natter nil publications ??f state agricultural
si>eir tles. A duplicate of this
m-flsure Is also before, the senate.
Representative Miller haw presented
i bill accompanied by a petition f.ir tin
)l??f of Rudolph St :tnl>?a war claim.
\Vr?t Virginia IN i?oiii?1n.
Ipcciai DI*patOII lo imp iiin iiiKniccr.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?Among thf
?Ve*i Virginians who arc hero on
nn* matt era an* Major O. 10. Andi raon,
>f Weston. ami J. M. Mnrple. of Urnx:?>ii
county. <*ol. Henry Haymonrt, oi
Tlarkaburg, I* nlro In the city. Ho ex?
iccta to iro to-morrow t?> Annapoll*. foi
h?- purpow ,,f paying 11 sodal vlalt tc
lovernor fjownde*.
.Mull Contract l^t.
tpcrtal Dispatch to tho Itiuillgenwr.
\VaHIHNOTON. Feb. 23.?The conir.ut
for currying the United State?
null from Own Caatle to Newark, hn?
>een awarded to T. J. Morehead, of
Jrcon Caatlc.
lltgrnliM" Writ Ylrftltilnn*.
. tl.n IIII 111.-nnrar
\\\*SillNMTOV. I'VIi. 25.?A patent
vna grouted to-day t<? Kdniund J. Taylor,
M. M. Cochran and S. Adams, f?t
roll (late, \V. Va., for a bicycle attachnoiit.
v ... -'| ftiltfi'frt -
CASHIER KILLED ,
By Robbtrs Ml IVlcblta Falls, T???-CH?
I Ixnia iu Pursuit.
, WICHITA FALL8, Texan. Fob. 25.? I
| Two robbers entered the city national
i bank of this cltj^at 2:45 p. m., and demanded
the money of Cashier Dorsey, .
who resisted them. Shooting began, 1
resultlnir In th<? death of Cashier Frank
i Dorsey and the wounding of book-- ^
keeper P. P. Longford. Longford's
wounds are not toerlous, being slight
' llesh wounds. The robbers secured
only a few hundred dollars In silver.
They then mounted their horses and
made a run for their lives.
, In the mmntlme *h<! citizens had
socurod honsea and at last r?*port? they
were within a quarter of a mile of tho
rabbero with g??d prospects of overtaking
thwn. Captain Mo Don a Id and
his rangers came In on Uhe 4 o'clock 1
' train ami took the troll at once. Word ,
Is expected every moment thait the rob- .
; bens are captured. It Is believed a 1
hanging bee will take place If they are t
[ caught. A reward of 11.000 la offered ,
1 by th<? Pan-handle ood City National ,
j Hanks for their capture, dead or alive. J
THE PEABL BEY AN TRAGEDY. i
Rev. Dr. Wooil'i Sintrmrut aa to Ilia Son's
Coniieclion with It.'
CINCINNATI. O.. Feb. 2C.-The Rev. ,
D. M. Wood, of Greencastle, Ind., father .
. of William Wood, who Is In Jail here
for complicity In the proposed procuring
of an abortion In the case of Pearl \
Bryan, the murdered girl, makes a long j
statement In the Commercial Gazette
in the way of palliating the share of i
his son In the crime. If not excusing It. j
Speaking of those dreadful letters sent ,
by Wood to Jaskson, he said:
T hnva nrt nnnlntrv for th? letters. <
i They were as great a revelation to me !
when I read them In Mayor Caldwell's j
office as they were to any one else. I ?
did not consider him capable of using |
such language. They struck me rs J
being profane and coarser rather than ]
ns vulgar and indecent. They appear (
to be such as a boy might write who j
wished to appear as bad as some one j
else, and It.Is plain to any one who will i
' study them that they were exaggerated
and unnatural. They are clearly the
result of Jackson's unfortunate Influ- i
ence over my boy." J
The reverend gentleman says the |
feeling about Greencostle and else- j
where In Indiana has become muoh 1
' more mild toward Will Wood. He (
says Fred Bryan, brother of the murdered
girl. Is about the only one that Is i
still bitter toward Will Wood. He |
blames Pearl Bryan for Inducing his t
son to bring her and Jackson together |
during last August and September. On f
this score he says: ,
' "It was only aftor three or four weeks t
, of urging on Pearl's part that Will con- <
sented to take Scott Jackson out to i
Pearl's home. Many young men of the ,
town have come to me personally and i
, assured me of what they knew of Pearl j
. Bryan and of my son. that there never |
1 was any Improper Intimacy between
! them. The feeling is growing that Will ,
' was made a convenient tool by Jack!
son. and an Intermediate friend to go
between her and Jackson by Miss \
Bryan." ,
The reverend gentleman does not In- j
i tlmate who this intermediate person |
was. or where he or ahe may be found. ,
He admits that Will showed the letter <
I prescribing a drug for Pearl, and that .
i he showed It to Dr. Olllesple. He says ]
Will did not get the prescription filled. ^
and does not know that anyone else It i
filled. Will gave It to Pearl Bryan. ,
Jackson, when he was at Greencastle |
during the holidays, was. much dls- i
pleased to learn that Pearl Bryan had j
the letter.
Ua ?* lon?^h hmv TV 111 hivim*
acquainted with Scott Jackson in 1894.
and how he kept up that Intimacy later
when Jackson was working Jn Dr. Gillespie'*
office. He now knows how
Jacksdti tried to corrupt Will's mind:
how hdidagrlbed escapedes with girls
In his dHRlfc. not with lewd women,
but withstood girls he had seduced
from thcpjtth of virtue. He explained
to Will ho* easy and safe it was to get
rid of the trouble in case of a mishap.
Of all this the reverend father was
ignorant tintil since Will's arrest. Jackson
made Will believe that in the caso
of Pearl Bryan the operation to bo performed
in Cincinnati was a common occurrence;
was very simple and safe and
would detain her here only four or Ave
days. In fact s?he was detained here
alive only five days.
He said Dr. Gillespie during the holidays
urged Jackson to marry Pearl
llryan. but he refused. Rev. Wood
does not think Indiana will Indict hla
son.
Wood* Trlnl PoMpnnnT,
CINCINNATI. O.. Feb. 25.?The case
of Wllllnm Wood, charged with abetting
an attempt to commit an abortion,
was called this morning in the police
court. The prisoner appeared attended
by his attorneys. Davis and Blackburn,
of this city, and General Matson. of
t.- ti >fi? n... c vr
and Rev. Dr. Rust wore also present.
There was no disposition on the part
of the state to hurry a,trlai. and tho
defense wax willing to grant nil the
i time required by the prosecution to perfect
Its COM. ?o that almost by consent
the caae was postponed until April IS,
nn.t the bait was reduced from $5,000 to
$3,000. The young man was taken down
stairs to nwalt the result of an effort
to procure a bondsman.
OrnuRr lu ( ovrrninrni llrlilgr.
DAVENPORT, Iowa, Feb. 25.?At
12:30 to-day a section sixty feet of the
draw span of the government bridge,
surmounted by a lofty trawler and n
high derrick and tower, carrying electric
light pow'*r, telephone and telegriiph
wires, toppled over Into the Mississippi
river with a terrible crash.
The remaining half of the draw span
i was twisted out of shape, and n loss of
, many thousands of dollars resulted,
llert Kusinrd. a Swede laborer, had
both legs broken.
FnriiMitniz llnmr Ilnrnrtl,
I TUNG HAM 1TO.V. N. Y? Fofo. 25.?
. Fire br !? > out In the block occupied by
l ho riT.ir.ampton House Furnl.-*hlng
Co.. early to-day and oprend to <rhe
ndje!nlng block occupied by Dabeock
fY.owell, hardware dealers. The
stocks ??f both Arms wore entirely conf
sumed an 1 the buildings gutted. Loss,
(250,000; Insurance, unknown at presl-'rnnoo-IlinxUlnii
Trouble*.
PARIS. Feb. 25.?The Politique Col
onlal publUhe? on alleged telegram
> from the Pronoh Consular Agent at
Para. Hmall, reporting that oonflteta
have 1(1X4'n placo in the illtputod tfrrl- c
tory, Antpa. twtwcefi French iJulvm '
and Hnuil. It 1m u?l<lod tlint French !i
if i.? have half destroyed Atnnpa t
, after lotting 100 klll?Ml ami wounded, In- . i
, chiding four officer*.
\
Wvnttirr Koifrmt for Tnil*)'. r
For \\v?t Virginia. Western I'enniylvn- ?
nln antl Ohio. fair ami wnrmer: Mouth- '
winterly wltvln. t
TKMl'KUATURB TK8TBHDAY V
o-? fiimlnhiHl l<y 8chnepf, tlrticftlst, cor- '
r.er Market an>l Fourteenth ntrovis; c
7 it. in 25!l p. in 33 (
! u. m 2s;7 p. in 3;' I
12 hi aolwimtlmr?Cloudy. 1
THE GAS MUDDLE.
leport of the Special Gas Works
investigating I^uuuuniwv.
T COVERS MANY TRANSACTIONS
ind Shows that Henry Flocrshelnt llu
Bern Paid Over 813,000 which wu Not
One Hlm-Other Irregularltls* Amoantiitg
to 11,500 to be Collected from the
Old Gas Trnslecs-The Matter to be
Placed la the City Solicitor's Hands-Ill*
vestigatlou to be Coiitlntml.
The special committee appointed four
nonths ago to investigate alleged Ir egularltl?rs
In the office of the city gas
joard, made Its report at last night's
session of the city council. The summing
up of the result of the committee's
investigations In the several resolutions.
all of which were approved by
council, came as a surprise to people
who are unacquainted with the state
>f affairs unearthed by the committee.
The report of the committee In full lo
<lven below:
IV) HI* Honor the Mayor and Council of
the City of Wheeling. .
GENTLEMENTour committee ap- / j
;>ointed -to examine the affairs of the *;
?a? office and works, respectfully report:
That wo have been working diligently -Hj
Unce our appointment, and And It very
slow work; on account of Che wuy the y
looks are kept It Is almost impossible ;-1
. - ?1'"~> ?V.'? in<?o fnirnlhnr
Commencing In ti>e y?nr 3890, Januxry
1. with the ooal account, we And
Lfrat Henry Florsheim/delivered from
December 1 to February 1. '80. 3,73912-100
tons of clean coal at $1 29% per
ion delivered In Hempfleld yard, as
per contract, and was paid for same
15,215 09 on January 3, 15 and Febftxary
1. 1890. On May 14, 1890. the ^trustees
letrtled with axvi paid the said FTor hehn
for 4,711% ton* of clean coal at
PI 39% per ton, and paid "him tar same
the sum of $6,611 04. We find by the
weigher's books that Florsheim ihos
weighed 4,721 150-200 tons of -clean coal
it $139% per.ton, making the sum of
,6,68684.You will see hehas bean overpaid' >
In -this settlement, 524 20 which he -t
should pay back to the city wKh interest
from t'he d-atte he reoelved the
imount overpaid. (For items, see bill.? ?
Before going farther, we wi?h to call J
our attention to the foot that che original
contract, (a copy of which we re;urn
with this report),/which Is in our j
possesion, has a clnbse in it which ?
lays, "Should -the price of digging coal j
po up, the price of coal delivered by t
iald FlorsCwlm shall toe advanced whatf?ver
the advance paid for digging, and
should the price paid for digging go
Jown. then the said Florsheim shall
reduce the price of said coal to the city
pas works the amount of said reduotion
n dlgglngsald cool."
We make this explanation here for
masons you will discover latar on.
On June 13, 1890, the trustees settled
ivlt<h Henry Florshelm for 470 131-200
tons of clean coal -an $145% per ?ton, > '.'1
vn advance of six cents per ton. Tho
wi vance paid for digging ax that time, SB
;aa we are reliably Informed), and in j
icoondance with said provision in our ,
jontraot wPth Henry Florsheim, said 1
>rtoe. M 45% per ion for clean coal deJvered
Sn Hempfleld yard, and so also ' .|
rbe digging until September 15. 1890, $8
tfhen a new contract was made forone
pear, commencing September 15, 1890, A
ind ending September 15. 1891. ait II 45
[>er ton delivered in Heropfleld yard.
wid It doc3 seem that there was i\o one
ooking after the city's interests at that j
;ime, as tihe trustees k?-pt right along
Whig 'the ?3.Itl Florsheim $145% per
:on. wfoen the contract calls for $145 ^
?er ton. It is only %c per ton. but in $
:he year we find Henry Florsheim has
>een paid for 15,914 tona of coal and S3
?.fi? m'ama Irl !?.<? npr trtn on Dime. _..
amounting to $79 57 with inter??t to |
tenuary 1, 1S96, Which ho should be
na*le ?to pay back. W? have included
?<me in Hhe bill we mode ugulnst the
mid Florshelm, also the amount overraid
of $24 20 mentioned before.
Nobody looking after the Interest of
tie cfty. Henry Florshelm was allowed ,3
ind paid for 52H tons of clean coal In , ;1
die July 15th settlement at $145*4 per ,L3
on. Said 'to be Included in Februury , / *.]
1, 1890, settlement, when the price of i
jjean coal was only $1 39 Vi per ton, '$j
>nly the small difference of six cents .$
>er ton, amounting to $314 which he . ^
ras overpaid In that settlement.. pro- v'
,-Wed his claim for 52ft tor.a of clenn. -j3
joal, said to be excluded In February >
, 1890, settlement, was correct. On inreetlgatton
we And that there was not
?% torvi of olean coal excluded in the
tettlem^nt made February 1, 1S90, but
fte error was in allowing the ?iid M
( 'lorphelm for the C2?4 'ions of coal at,
;i 45V4 |?er ton, amounting to $76 20 with . r|
nterest to da-te, which we "have chargfd
back to Henry Florshelm with an, V 'J
irror of one-half ton of coal, seventy- .-J
hree cents, making the amount charg- Js
*1 back $76 93 with Interest on sold
imount to January 1, 1S96.
Ail settlements are made by the sec- ;-i
ftary of the gas works, and sent to the j
10M Florshelm. and too checks them up Jjj
md returns them to the secretary, who,
ays them before the board of trustees . |
ind they order them pa4d, and from "<
lanuary 1, 1S90, to January 1, 1S96, j]
Jenry Florshelm hns never rectified or,
lotlflod t'h" board of gas trustees of an,
rror In favor of the city, but has aJl' \:4
rrors which were against Mm correct-. .h
J, which wore only one In six years a
md for one ton of coal only.
On January 15, 1S!?1, settlemenkHcnfy. KA
rior*hclm wis paid for ft flew tons of -J
oal more than he delivered, and show*
KNKIUCnri; lilVIl IMC Hi; ?IM'? ? ?' ?" ?*
oolrinc after her lnteree<. as fct occurred . 3
n <the weigher's additiotf and should
iav? boon found out by the then ?ec- 1
etary. He also was overpaid In tflm-t k?
iciMemmt. $ic 14 and with the fifteen
ens of coal at J1 4514 amoucAlng <f? e
121 S2 amounts to $37 96 with Interwt to
[ anuary 1, 1S9C, vrCilch your committee
?OJi olnrjred the w4d Florshelm with. '
We find oil at everything went along
imootfoly with no change in the price
>f digging coal and no change In the
lrlee for font! rlilng c<x\1 by the mid
J'h-n'shelm. except the error of one-half :'J
w: jvr 'ton paid by the board over
ind n-bovo ?the contract price and revived
by the uald Flowhelm mention-,
d btjntv.
The hoard of gas trustees renewed
Jhe contract fjr co.il for two year*.
>ommon?*ln?r September 15, 1MM. and
uidln-,1 f>< it ember IB, 1833. n?t $1 34 per
Tin delivered In Ilempftcfd yard. *ub??ct
to tCiQ former conditions aft to i
he rise and fall of freight* and dlirtfng.
Rate of (itiminir when Nile conmet
tvas made waa 79c. The city revived
coal on this contract Just fifteen
lays and the price of digging went to .,
I3c i**r ton. and from fMobsr l. 1891.
o November lf>. 1S9I. the ofty poM
lonry Florshelm $147 per ton for coll.
*tnbll*Wnfr the xoeotid precedence In'
wylcis tho ?-a1d Henry Floroheim *he
ul vance pud th?* diggers over and
tbave the contract. On November 15,
SSI. he price of iMffjflnff came back to
iie former price. 7!\* per ton for dlffclnK.
ami Iicnry Florshelm w paid
lie old prior of SI 14 por ton from that
m. TJi?* prior of dlgirlnR and the price *.1
?f cool did not (tonga any more dur- -.*]
nff the contract time ending S^ptonrbur
5, ISM. The contract wan then re

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