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Hanging Over the Democratic
Horizon in this State.
The Hnrmoriy-at-Any-Price Fellows
Are Nicely Toasted.
A Secondary Consideration with Them.
They will Wot b? Able, However, to
! Work the Free Silver Men with SentlMintil
Appeal* for PartyVnllyVnlru
They Throw Aelde the Olevelandlatn
Which Haa Disrupted the Party?Home
I Echoes from lite Democratic Conference
that llare Meat In Them?The Convention
In Wheeling will Not boa LovcFeaat
by Any Means.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
FAnKBRSBURG, W. Va., Fob. 28.?
To a dial at erected observer at the Demi
oanaitio conference held here yesterday,
an account of -which I telegraphed last
nlybt. several important features were
apparent. Not iflhe least interesting
?us the fact that there wosonaJmost tola]
at>s<?ce from the meeting of the
faction of "the party *vMch Is the most
unlive 4n making trouble for the leadere
who were present. The leaders
were dlspomtd to congratulate themselves
that flhia ?was so, for >t guaranteed
comparative harmony from the begin>??*
*ih?n rnniriiWiHl In Ata Drac
timJ light by som cof the more rhoughtful
ones, it was not ot all comforting.
I asked one gentleman who was present
representing ?the 'free silver element
of the party, why It wu that
hUs taction was not more numerously
represented at tihe conference, and his
r?Hy was that he did not know what
amid be gained by having them there,
mils is a regular meeting of ?the committer,
called for a specific purpose,"
sold he, "and Chat purpose Is -to tlx on
a time and place for ?the state convention.
H we? not -called to formulate
u platform or ?to arrange a campaign
policy. The conference of party lead<rs
can do no more than discuss informally
the sta?te of the party; they can
arrive at no conclusion. That can
only be done In the conversation next
"We Who propose to see to it that the
sentiment of ohe rank and tile of-Che
l*triy. In the matter of framing a platform
will have our say at the convention,
the delegates to whiah will be
?deasd cut primary elections or by mass
conventions, and will, presumably, correctly
represent the West Virginia
Democracy. You can readily understand
That an expression of views regarding
party principles, before the
committee, would accomplish nothing.
The oomnrlttee has done *ts duty In
calling the convention,but the real work
is yit to oomc. We will see that the
convention is composed of men who ore
after something more than the mere
construction of a ticket. It may turn
- -? "*? ns* hit In tho ma.
parity, but they -will be there In sufflcioat
number to make their Influence
Will Make a Demand.
"There ?wlll be a demand, coming direct
from the Democracy of the state,
for an expression favorable to the freo
and unlimited coinage of silver. I believe
a big majority of the West Virginla
Democrats ore for free silver and If
their demand la not Hstened to the convention
would do well to adjourn without
nominating a ticket The gentlemen
who spoke before the committee
to-day sang but one sontr. the burden of
v/Mch was 'harmony at any price,'
merely for the sake of redeeming the
t-tate. Now whait we i>ropoae to do Is
to name tbe price. If It Is not accepted
th*n I do not see very clearly how we
are paring .to ?havo the much talked
about harmony.
"It Is all rlgfot for such men as Colonel
Smith, Mr. Ohley, Senator Faulkner
and others to talk about getting
together, stopping quarreling among
ouritflvcs. etc.. but t'helr advice is not
worth a picayune when K Is tendered
with the mental proviso that the harmony
will be conditional on the rank
and file of the party surrendering their
"If you will take a glance about you
snd nortH the personnel of to-day's conference.
you will be struck wltWthc fact
that nearly every man present Is either
a federal or &tcte office holder, past or
" ? .Ml.. I ~ iih. f.t _
present, my 19 a-riei w???i.o ...
tut*. I?arty principle* and vital questions
which have to "do with the welfare
or the country ore secondary 00 nskderfrtilons
with them. I?t Is the old
avwd -2hmi $s nnd ever has been after
the spall*. Their policy Is to steer
clear of painty Issues and obspure everything
for tJho nke of party success
an J getrcing control of the offloes. With
a very few exceptions, every man here
belongs to the administration crowd
and I* -tainted with rhe Clevelandlsm
wMoh has well nlgJi ruined the party.
'What the Democracy of West Virginia
nend? and mu#t have Is a new
d-al on Democratic lines. The men
who belk-ve heart and soui in Democratic
prlnclT'les must be placed on
guard on a platform which Is uncompromisingly
Democratic. Wo want no
fii*?re Cleveland Democracy In this
* TJiis Is Just as good a year as
any to Impress that fact on the minds
< ( the ring that Is In control of our
l-arty machinery. The fr^e silver pvoM'j
will l>e represented at the Wheeling
invention and will see to it <ha?t they
given n chance to bo heard. .If
Uht" Is trouble over the adoption of a
I !itf'>rm It will be because-those D<vn<
rat* wha are Democrats from prln
elpw will refu?? to be dictated to i?y
rroml that ?rokj? tn control Witter*
t r .Tj.own rlftuh purpose*. We
x 11 i demand a dcclararJon for fri*<? all
in'l fltfhl .'or It. There will be no
U'milnl Prlmnrlr*.
T tr-ntleman irtio ffave utterance
I thr f^ntlmenU dH ri*** loot th.it
I' adlri? Democrats papers hi Hie rtati?
arc fijrMng on almllar Hum and Mint
i y a r" wleldlnsr a mlfctity Influence
* i will be felt in th?* convention.
II j!31 declared that he waa apposed
'? a < mvontkin. but JiOt hecaus* he
v. i if raid of a row. lie wanted a
I'rtrnury irtflte clenLlon beouuao lit*
" ' jjfht :h..n wa:? th* only way that
"fi- rank and n?f>" would receive a fair
In f?n<? other r^sp??cit rt"h" oonfTWCO
v..m 'linnppolnUnc to the loadW*. It
' ? u<*in?U totioW in connccuon wim
I? a convention "C t^i" Democratic
' >r< till* iitai'* and form a otat* iMn
iviLle rj torlaj at?*oclatlon. Thrro
>* i virtual call for such a jralliPf Inft
Hi" chap? of n KtimMtlon pubtlahcd
K'.'Vfrral (mp*r*. Only four <?r flt'O ?if
ljrf<hr?'j> put In an npp^arance.
v-v*r. urvl th< tvnole #rb'*!ne t"
I" al'airlonfMl, tome of I' ll" leader* rxJ
dUtnppolnt.rr* rt :?lm< '/i" Deroo tlc
< ?! !! .r?, nrany of ntiiom ar? hoMpo?tofiles
unclr:* ill* n-Jmlnintrn
i. *1kjw?v| mirli Ir/dlfTcrrfire In 'tfil*,
' linir of Democratic glimm.
Thi?f# wnxti't a gr*n.t d?al ?f
?l<out cnndldntcn for the slate office*.
, id* ..'v.-: . . vi'iifaiat
Most of those with whom I talked did *
not oar* to express preferences. The c
governorship was about the only thing r
that was dlscusscd.. As I said yester- b
day. a well developed boom for Col. C.
L. Smith, of Fairmont, was In evidence, r
and most of the leaders seemed to look c
upon It with favor. Some predicted v
that If ho could be prevailed upon to go I
Into the race, which may not be a dlffl- v
cult thing to do, he would get the noml- a
nation hands down. The holding of the a
convention at Wheeling Is favorable to I
the colonel's chances to outstrip all S
competitors for the nomination. This li
may ?eem strongo In view of the fact f
that Capt. J. C. Holmes, the member of c
the committee from the eastern Pan \
Handle, and a fellow towmiman of For- t
est Brown, worked and voted for r
Wheeling as the convention city. Mr. d
Brown Is not so well-known in this port t
ot the state as Mr. Smith is. However. ?B
he will be a strong candidate before the
iv.nviin?lnii Mr. I.Mmlm.,.1. ,.t .1
who was present at the conference yen- v
terday, I* another man with strength. t
but Home of those present did not think t
he had fully made up his mind to enter c
the field. o
Another quantity In the gubernatorial t
situation Is Col. Nelson Chancellor, of >
Parkers burg. Few men in the Demo- t
cratio party are more popular han ho, <
and if he goes into the canvass for the C
nomination he will show up strong. In a
the past two days I have heard him
very* much and very seriously dis- <3
cussed. e
It Is a significant fact that all-these ?
possibilities are sound money men. and C
It Is more than probable that the free
silver fact/on may unite on ? man representing
their views for the purpose of ,
showing their strength.
Why Wheeling Got It.
Wheeling men who were here to contribute
their Influence toward getting
the state convention and incidentally to (
look after personal Interests, were delighted
with the decision to hold the 1
convention there. They look for a large s
gathering, basing their belief on the t
fact that Democrats will be pretty apt
to turn out to a convention held in the "
chief city of the state, where they will d
be ussured of good hotel accommoda- c
tlons and plenty of the needful In the ?
way of stimulation for enthusiasm. P
I anked. in this connection, our old j1
friend Julius Caesar Holmes, of Jeffer- >!
son conuty, why it was that he rode ail 1
the way from Charlestown to Parkers- r
burg, a distance something like 800 8
to vot*? on overv ballot for Wheel- t
lng. Hp replied: "You hoc. it Is this
way: We ore expecting a large and exciting
time; Wheeling Is big enough to
hold the circus and there Is room there
for the excitement to spread Itself without
the danger of Its developing Into a
panic. And then," / here Captain
Holmes lowered his voice to a whisper,
"Wheeling Is the only town In the state
that has two breweries. That fact alone
doubles her capacity for a state convention
and guarantee* In advance that
there will be no lack of enthusiasm."
Mr. Taney, Prosecuting Attorney
Howard. Major Ran. Stalnaker and
others say that the oonventlon will
doubtless be held In the Wheeling Park
Casino, which Is an Ideal convention
hall. Their idea Is to run free trains
between the city and the park, for the
benefit of the delegates and visitors.
One of the sta tesmen not here yesterday
was ex-Congressman John O. Pendleton.
Hla name was mentioned more
tjlan once, however, not in connection
with the gubernatorial question, but as
the next Democratic nominee for Congress
In the First district I was told
by a friend w<ho Is very close tl him
ttfcU Mr .Pendleton wll undoubtedly
be the nominee. It seem* that no one
else 1? seriously considering <toe matter
and that Mr. Pendleton 1* willing
to be offered up as the sacrifice, and
will be.
An error in the telegraph last night
mode me quote Editor Morrow, of the
Charlestown Farmer's Advocate, ns
saylwr that no candidate for governor
who was not for free sliver would receive
the vote of the banner Democratic
county (Jefferson.) That was a violent
assertion to make about a county hope
iessiy weaaea 10 toe juemocraue iooi. v
What Mr. Morrow wild wa* that Jeflfer- r
son would not be for a candidate for c
President who was opposed to free sllver.
The governorship waa not then 1
under discussion. Q. A. D. *
The Daekrri ofVarlona CaniiliU(ei HIIU at fc
Work, bat whrn they Hear from Ihe t
Parkrrtbnr^ Conference They Will r
Know More?Charlie Wells (he Man. *}
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. ?
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 2G.-Tho r
contest for the marshalship presents no t
new features, although there are rumors J
of combines abroad. It Is sold that the s
list of aspirants Is considerably diminished,
now that the smoke of the first '
onslaught is dissipated. 8herlff Franx- *
helm has entered the field as a chnm
plon of Mr. Garden's Interests. Hon.
John J. Davis has been here Interview- q
Ing the powers In behnlf of Col. Jim n
Hurry. Capt. Wells* friends still claim n
he is the coming man. Attorney Gen- t
eral Harmon has been seen by the c
friends of each. The President has n
had calls from the greater part of thorn, ?
and all are figuring, each candidate for ">
himself, on the pointers obtained. 8
President Cleveland Is reported to
have Intimated that he would like first
to hear from Senator Faulkner before
closing the Incident, and It is an open jj
secret, whatever may have been Inferred
In the early stages of the conflict,
that Postmaster General Wilson
prefers to remain neutral. There are t
rumors of a chilliness In that quarter |,
that ."''nt some of the aspirants home f
Tor additional wraps.
The argument used for Col. Hurry Is o
that the First district is entitled to the h
ofllce, the Second dlNtrlct having the v
collectorship, the Third the district at- f,
torn, yshlp.and that tl>f Fourth had a ?
whack at the mnrshalfhlp and could '
not hold It. Col. Hurry Is,the only ran- 1
didate from his snctlon of the First
district, a section which has not had t
many honors thrust upon It in late P
Democratic distributions. f"
It Ik said the colonel has had a talk H
with Senator Faulkner, and that some t
of his friends hive seen the senator L
also. The advocates of Hurry's ap- n
ponltmont have explained to Senator 1:
Faulkner, It If alleged, thnt, In addition v
to other reasons, soino of which have
been Indicated nuove, mnr runuiuun- *
Ih a Btrlghtforward, consistent. clean
num. without n blrmlfdi politico My and
otherwlne of Rood report. While making
no war upon others, they have on- r
deavored t<> show that Hurry*! appoint- t
tnent will reflect credit on th?? pnrty i
an?! ut the name time do the party a ?
good turn. (j
tAttte Don fit flint Ilr wai DitIiImInI oil < *j
I'it r krialmru ? !*? ii nr 11 ( artleii Alu.
Cnml p
The new* from the Washington en-. \
regarding the mnrshalnhlp content Ih of "
oourne bared on Information wholly in *
thait city, hut /when -the boya get back {
frotn Hie Parkerabur* conference It J*
probable that Hie whole situation will *
l?? ciijinwd. All Hie randldaiten w?*r?
I'urk' rrhurir, ofrc.'her with many o:
ihiMr barker*. Sena tar Faulkner war
on tV ground and -there tvere several
oanf?concr*. While no bad blood was
"X'hi'li'.tr-.l there was some very earne*:. t
work done. Captain CharlM Welb c
ttircznod fr\>m ICio very slant to f?av<- t
.:4< .. , _ ; ' jjk
rttfo Mm the majority of the leader*
*nd It waa an open seem thitt lie wi
?ever at any time doubtful ot his boeetlon.
It only required that Senator Faulkler
should be fixed. The senator had ]
i keen recollection of the cap-tain's
wk against him for ?the senatoraWp.
Jut the captain had powerful influence
rtiich was brought to bear on the sentor.
It was almost Irreslstable. Col. 1
IcGraw's eloquence. cx-Secretary alley's
persuasive powers, Editor C. L.
Imlths* strong argument, an unqual- .
(led and earneM letter of endorsement
ram ex-Senator Camden, and many
-tlior Influences wero all -worked In
Veils' behalf. It was far Into the night
rcforo the Wells euporters Anally an(ounced
tihnt there was no longer any
loubt and that their man would knock
ho persimmon. senator rauiKner,
hey confidently asserted, had yielded.
At first the acnator was favorably
Imposed toward Captain Gordon. Ho 1
minted to provide for the captain somehlflfi:
better than his present place at
he caphol. This embarrassment was
oally overcome. Captain Garden tu
ffered a -position at the white faouse In
he capacity of usher. It pays 11,800 a
ear, is a soft snap and Ih one of those
daces that do not always change with
he administration. It was not what
iiupfcain Garden wanted, but he may
icoept It.
The otilier candidates were not pro vied
for. When the conference adjourn-,
d. It was with <he understanding that
Jenator Faulkner would recommend
Miarjle Weils.
I la Complete-!}- OrKinUnl-Urirrlptlon
of 1U ('Inn mid Equipment.
NEW YORK. Feb. 36.?Dr. Joaquin
"aaMlJo, a Cuban general, has Just ariver
In this city on a mission from
he Insurgents In the field. Dr. Caaillo
states that the Insurgents have inijtutod
a service of coast Inspection
tnder which careful outlook Is conrtantly
maintained for arriving: expelltlons
from foreign parls. This Is a
orefully organized band-of coast Inpectors,
with armed assistants, who
istrol the beaches or watch the Gulf
nd ocean from the hill tops. Thus It
b that tihe aproachlng expwlMona, alhough
not heralded in advance, are
edsonnbly sure, of finding compatriots
oon after landing at ?any point upon
he Island.
r?<" ''- 'JIIIa t t<h/vr#? h?1_S
?een a now organization of the insurgent
army and of the different ser'les
of the rebellion. j
The army is composed of Ave bodies.
The first and second aro In eastern rerlon,
tJhe third is In Camaguey, the
ourth la in Lis Villas and the fifth
n Havana and Pinar del Rio. These (
>odiea are divided Into sections, the ,
ections into brigades, the brigades In- .
o regiments and the regiments into '
?<tallons. They also have annexed to ?
hem bodloa of military engineers, the
leaJth sections and military admlnls- t
rations. ?
Every Important co<umn has an en- >
rfneer's section which directs the con- ?
trucUon of trenchesand makes the dc- 1
Igns of the different localities. 1
Each column, according to its 1m- <
>ortsnce, has one or more physicians. <
U>tonlo Maceo'a had Ave when he in- t
aded Las V14 las. Every physician hai I
toree praot I Honors, with his command t
md each of Mhe latter three lltiter car- t
1crs. With eaoii doctor goes a mule <
a den with two med Id ne ahdfliV '1
ieces?ary mirgioal instruments. I
Tho wounded are never kept crowded '
n one place. When circumstances per- I
nit. large nr.% ventilated huts are built. ?
vhero, at most four wounded are placed '
hus avoiding accumulation of persons
o contrary to sanitation and favorable <
The military administration Is com- ?
>l(ie and is in charge of prefects who
>rovlde the columns of tho prefectures '
vitth vegetables, meat and salt. The I
refects also have care of the postoffioe
rtations, each ofRo? having one chief I
md several messengers to carry any
locument whenever necessary, said
netwengers always requiring receipts I
if the hour In which they deliver any 1
locumeru. i'n*ifcia imu- nuv <unu vi
he depots for horses. which ore many,
ome depots having 700 horses In good I
ondltion. They also oversee th?? forms 1
vorked by the rebels. The employes of 1
hese farms make Majagua ropes and <
nata for the cavalry. The prefee.ts
;eep books In which they rcfrister the J
>lrths, marriages and deaths In their 1
espectlve Jurisdictions: they art also |
is Judges, and they legalise marriages
ilth their presence at such ceremonies,
'hey also keep books In which aro the '
lames of all men useful for the war. }
hus easily replacing the men who die
ir are killed In the ranks, always pre- *
erring single men to those who have 1
mall families and least necessities.
They have tan yards, shoe nnd leather }
actorles, carpenter and Iron and tin
mlths, and armories said to be as pood ;
s In the cities. In Camaguey deserving 1
peclal fnentlon.
The order and discipline of the Cuban (
,rmy are said to 1*? Kt>od. The camps
re In good order; the drums are beaten
,t daybreak and the tatto at 8 p. m. In 1
he general headquarters these exerIsa
are rendered lively by the bands of
-- - ? ...t-l-U . rinn.
J1UKIC Ul ? HiVII mr.r ... . m v.vu
ral Castillo nays the spirit* of the patiots
In the field 1h enthuslaxtlc and they
ustaln strong hopes of final victory.
'rom the Salvation Anny Prolmblf-Thr
Klr?( Hrrnk.
NKW YORK. Feb. SG.-Manlfesta|on?
of the much talked of revolution '
i the Salvation army took a definite
orm to-night. Major Peter Glen, the
Id^st officer in point of service in the
leadquarters staff, who for several
ears has had charge of tho field denrtment,
s< nt In his ronignatlon. It i
as as follows: i
'o Commissioner Eva liooth: i
My Dear Commissioner:?It is with ;
he deepest regret that wo an- com- 1
idled, after nine and a half years falth11)
service as ofilcers In the ranks of the
n I vat Ion army in America, to herewith
onder our resignations. our reasons '
elng In brief, that we believe Corn
nander and Mrs. Maillngton I tooth
lave boon dismissed from its ranks
without Just cause.
Relieve me to lie, dear commissioner, 1
itilhfully yours, for Cod and right.
PETER'llLKN, Major.
Major Qlen said In explanation: "1
pent yesterday evening with Hailingoil
Booth. remaining with him until
icarly midnight. When I came homo
ny Wirnilliu t iwr iiumi/ n..ir.. nn
Ilucussed the situation. \V"e decided
lint our only course waa to tender our
oslgnatlons. Fcellnrc an wo do, we
unnot longer remain In the army,
tnlllncton 1 tooth wiim In no way re|iorii?ihl<f
for our action. -Ho did not
von know thai wo contemplated It
Vo have no plana for the future. If
mr |nt?- oommandor engages In nn>
vanffHIatlc work where our sarylceiPJ
misled, wo will ff?? with him. For
ho present I shall net ili hi* secrotary." (
Mr. and Mrs. Italllh?t<?n Booth arr
till nt Mont Clair. N. whore they ,
ntenrt to remain for several weeks to
'I'llr (told Hr?rrvr,
WAHirrXClTON. I>. C.. Feb. L'G.-'lne
reuaury to-day lost ffiCS.:ioo in Roid
oln. nnd 92ft,000 In Imr*. leaving th<
ruo amount of the renerve $1-4.227,11U.
1- - A.' 1V ?
Vails a Faked Interview Wit
Iliin as Untrue.
rile Wert Virginia Delegation, audit
\ot ? Part of 1IU Pollrjr to P?K at
"Bom," Democratic Paper* to tile Col
trury Notwithstanding? He Tlili?l? I]
Konthrrn Delegation* Mlionld be Unit
on Some Line of Action.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26.-Ser
itor Elklns states that whatever ran
x? his personal preferences, he lias nt
xpresed a choice of candidates for tl
presidency. His attention was calle
;o-dny by the Intelligencer to a prei
lispatch from Cleveland, Ohio, of recer
late, representing that he bad been I
hat city and authorized the statemei
hat the Wost Virginia delegation won!
lupport Governor McKlnley at S
Louis, and his comment was that I
ivas not In Clevoland during his al
?ence from Washington and therefoi
;ould not have been interviewed ther
ne said further that it is no part <
lis policy to Influence the state's choii
lor docs he wish to be understood c
;ndeuvoring to commit the delegate
:o any particular candidate, especiall
n advance of the convention that wl
Jhoose these delegates. The senate
idded that inasmuch as Republics
luccess seems to' be assured, and tl
chances art# more than even for th
Republican party to carry at least lh
>f the southern states In November. I
feels that It will be best for the party I
he south to send unpledged delegate
:o St. Louis.
Mr. Elklns believes that after read
ng the convention city the souther
lelegntes should confer and then decld
is to what will be the wisest and bej
rourse to pursue, with the interests <
the party and the south in view, ar
(hat they should act as a unit upc
some definite line of action.
Up. Curler Defend* (he Attitude oft!
Free Sliver Republican Senators-A Sei
Mtlonnl Kplande.
"WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 26.?M
3uay, (Rep., Penna.), reported tl
irmy appropriation bill to the sena'
o-day and gave notice that he woul
:all It up to-morrow.
Mr. Allen, (Pop., Neb.), returned 1
:he tariff question by referring to tl
statements of Mr. Morrill, Mr. Shei
nan and Mr. Piatt during the excltlr
lebate of yesterday. Mr. Allen said Y
liad believed that It was the honei
purpose of the Republican party 1
:nurt a law placing gold and h11v<
)n equaJ terms, but the debate of yet
:erday developed that the Republlcn
leaders under no circumstances wou!
lccept a free coinage measure. Und<
hese circumstances he would submit
listlnct proposition to the chairman <
:he finance committee, uamdy that 1
Allen) would assure sufficient Populli
irotes to give a majority to the senat
t the passage of the tariff bill was m
:ompanied bv the adoption of a frt
illver amendment.
Mr/ Morrill remained In his seat wltl
mt responding, but Mr. Hoar (Rep
Mass.), made the point that the dli
msslon was out of order.
Unanimous consent was given, hov
jvor. to Mr. Allen to proceed. Tho Ri
publican party could not escape, sal
Mr. Allen, from the attitude of declli
ng to demonetize silver.
The Populist senators are ready 1
nvaiiow your nuum?iuuiB mm uujm
:arlff measure, said Mr. Allen. If yc
will place silver on equal terms wit
fold, but you will not do It.
Mr. Allen next turned his nttentlc
;o Mr. McKlnley and hud read from tl
leak a speech, said to have been d<
Ivered by the ex-governor of Ohio. M
Allen referred to Mr. McKlnley as tl
'chief apostlo of protection,, and tl
ipeech purported to give Mr. McKIr
ey's severe criticism against the d?
nonetlwitlon of silver. In conolusloi
Mr. Allen held up a bill exclalmlni
'Now to test your integrity and yot
rood faith, I offer this bill. It is yxn
arlflf bill, without a "I" uncrossed or a
1' undotted except In the title and
?ay to you that If you are ready to sho
:he good faU- of your assertions f(
liver and link It with the tariff bit
ve pledge you six Populist votes.
Mr. Baker (Rep.. Has.), a#Ked If M
-Mien would ugree to deliver the si
Populist votes for a tariff bill with n
imanHm?nt r/M<rlrllnir tn gllvor liri
IuohI by Amirlcan mine?.
"I have no: oorwu4t*?d <my coflleagu<
on t'hat," responded air. Allen. "Pe
sonally, I would not usrce to it."
There was some discussion as to fcl
merits of Mr. Baker's suggestion.
Tttie A-llen-com promise bill went to tt
table temporarily.
Mr. Curler Mprnks.
Mr. Carter, (Rep., Mont.), then toe
the lloor for "the speech whlcta had Ixx
anticipated with keen interest, deflr
Ing Ms attitude on the "tariff bill. J!
spoke with gireu* earnestness amd wli
a dellbeitateness which emphasize
ovory word. His statement at the ou
set that ho had "no apologies to offer
was given with explosive force.
Mr. Carter began by referring to tl
action on February 13, when the mi
tlon to take up the tariff Mil was di
feated. He nnid that two hours befoi
the motion was to consider the tarl
(illl was made, he. acting upon the sui
gestlon of a member of the flnance con
mlttce. wns endeavoring to bring aboi
nn understanding which might resu
in a satisfactory adjustment of the dl
forenees on the Republican side of tl
chamber. The motion of Mr. Morrl
ivus unexpected, and he with other Hi
publicans voted no, and under the san
I'lrcumstances he would cast a elmlli
vote. The position indicated nothlr
more than that there was no dlsposltlc
lo take up the matter at that time. 1:
Raid lie wouia way no more wen* 11 m
for the fact that charges of disloyal!
to his party had bwn made by mar
I> pern In the ??nst. Four members <
the party, Including himself. had bet
pronounced guilty or treason wlthot
hearing or trial.
He then paid some attention to tl
house tnrlfT bill. It was admitted ?i
t-rywhern that the house bill was nt
:? Republican measure, but ho said
was a measure to meet an alleg<
emergency* which tho chief execute
stoutly asserted did not exl?t at all.
"Recently certain sHf-eonstltuN
censors of parly action," Mr. Cart'
continued, "have been pleased to d<
nominate the Republicans who vote
ignlnst the bill as conspirators again
the public weal; others have gone so ft
;iv to Invite them to relieve tin* pari
>f their obnoxious presence."
li<* declared that the silver Jtepuid
. ami believed they were right and wei
linn In their party allegiance.
Mr. Carter said that business <i<
prcssion in this country followed il
election of ISM bccause tariff refor
meant free trade, and continued:
"At this momentous point a spark i
cthIum appeared In one of the most d
termlned men. this country has ev
known. When the history of our time*
shall be written, Mr. Cleveland will b?
accorded the honor of having displayed
tho most marvelous political tact or
any man of his time."
1, Mr. Carter then referred to the flnanclal
and tariff legislation favored by
tho administration and j>ald hl? respects
to the Republican 'senators and
representatives who operated with the
I Democratic administration to bring
about the repeal of the Sherman silver
law, and In speaking of tho suggestion
. of the President that the greenbacks
should be retired, sold:
* "Again we hear the Republican mag,
plo chatter. A horde of presidential
"* ntahoil lo nollt col suicide,
*? yelling: 'sound money.' The preen of
nI New York City leads the procession
'Sound money' Is their cry. And under
the cover of this cry the President protected
himself and his administration
from unjust criticism for the most
shady and injurious transaction In pubHo
flnnnccs th#? world has ever known
iy (referring to the repeal of the purchase
jt ing clause of the Sherman net).
. "It Is high time Republicans who
claim to be within the party should
!tl take their cues from the party platform
is rather than from th?- white house. If
jt It shall occur that this senseleps crusade
against Republicans who believed In
good faith In the Minneapolis platform
when It declared for bl-metalllsm as
Ia wall an protection, shall be carried to
l* such an extent as may result In the
J? adoption of President's Cleveland's
scheme by the St. Louis convention,
I submit that Republican success will
be rendered utterly Impossible. If the
rf platform of 1835 announces to the coun^
try in conjunction with the action of
~j reports bearing on the two conventions
? that the plank of bl-metalllsm adopted
? at Minneapolis was a delusion, a fraud
" and a snare, It would bejust as well for
? the Republican party not to make a
j" nomination at'St. Louis at all."
,e .HenftatJoiinl Kplimlr,
tq A sensational debate occurred at tfhe
ie close of Mr. Carter's speech. Mr. Hoar
n asked if the Montana senator faJIed
?s to accept Benjamin Harrison's construction
of the Minneapolis platform
?- on silver.
n Mr. Carter replied -thajt President
le Harrkoon's cou-rse did not give entire
st saUsflacUon, but at tha?t time ? wds
>f a beacon light of hope. Senator Gear
id Interrupted to tell Mr. Carter that fc-ls
in silver associates, Messrs. Jones, of Nevada.
and Telter, of Colorado, had
written the financial! plank of the Mlntu?niviH#
Mr. Garter rotortt?d that when they
wroe it they had not Sfooug'bt the Enff.
Ihfh language would be tortured *nto
misrepresentation. Mr. Gear asked:
nm "Was It not -the j>la<nk on which you
tried ?to carry Colorado for the Repubr.
llcan party?"
,e "Yes," paid Mr. Carter, "beoause I
believed the Republican party ?would
te Hve up to Its promises."
Id Mr. Teller said that the first lines of
the Republican platform were -written
to by him. He did not write the restricie
tlone and was afraid that it would be
r_ used for evasion by skillful politicians
,g as i/hey had done ever since.
ie Mr. Teller said that Mr. Sherman had
st become a sold monomotalllst and Mr.
;o Sherman repUod that he like all hl.r
metalllsts, wasted <a dollar worth a dols
lar. Mr .Sherma-n declared that every
n state ea??t of'the Missouri river was for
id bi-motalllsm as he undernrood It and
?r that there was a growing feeling of
a doubt in t'he silver states as 'to *he adjf
vantages of free coinage of silver.
Th? Vnn Horu-Tarsney ConleitH Elrction
C*?* Under Consideration.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 26.-The
Van Horn-Tarsney contested election
J" case from the Kansas City, Mo., district.
occupied, the attention of the
f. house to-day. The contestoc, Mr. Tars>.
ney, spoke in his own behalf, and two
Id Republicans. Messrs. Powers, of Veri
mont. and Parker, of New Jersey, opposed
the report of the majoulty of the
to committee, to vat the contestant The
st other speakers were Messrs. Burton
m *Rcp., Mo.); Kyle (Dem., Miss.), and
h Prince (Rep., Ills.). _ ^ ^
i ne yoig un in*? ttuic ?m %>u imvu twin
morrow. Although there is conslderie
able defection on the Republican side
?. which favors the minority recommenr.
datlon that the case shall be recomip
mltted and the testimony reopened, the
indications are that the majority report
will be adopted. The senate amend?_
ments to the house bill to extend the
n, time In which the government, under
?| the act of 1S91, can bring suits to annul
,r patents to lands in railroad and wagon
ir grants, were agreed to. One of the senn
ate amendments reduces the extension
i from Ave to one year,
,P Loch Lynn Height* Mill.
1, Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 26.-Cap?*
<aJn Dovener was at Anna/polls -to-day
x to oIn compromising some dlffern
onces fhat exist In -the mother of incor>
poratlng Loch Lynn Heights, the now
summer resort In the vlclnky of ML
is Ijake Park. He repoits the dlaagrevf
ment adjusted and says the bill will
be passed by tCie Maryland legislature.
10 Ho>n. WW lam O. Hrown and a jvirty
of fcidles, all of West Virginia, were
guests Wlllard's for a few hours "today.
ik Thr Itnyalit Cclianrr.
n WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 26.-Mr.
T^<?. ?f A rl/aimn a In.ilflV AM Ihfl
le minority report of the committee on
^ foreign affairs on the resolution to cen.
sure Ambassador Bayard. The report
: 1r very brief. Tt says thnt the minority
? dissent from the views of the majority
and that in their opinion there was
nothing In either of the two speeches
' mentioned that calls for or justifies
" any censure by Congress. The report
'" Ik signed by Mr. McCreary (P*m., Ky.),
ff Mr. Tucker (Dem., Va.) and Mr. Money
" (Dem., Miss.) and Mr. Plnsmore.
]: Solid for MrKlttley.
It ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Feb. 26.?A special
f. to the Republic from Sedalla, Mo., cays:
The Republicans of the Seventh dlsII
trlct hold -foeir district congressional
g. convention in this cVy to-day. Hon.
,(. John P. Traoey, of Greene county, was
u. re-nominated by acclamation for ConlK
gross. /
m T?he convention of seven-ty-four dele[o
gales without a dissenting vote Inat
M'.ruotod Che delegates to the national
v convention <to cart their united votes
jy for Major McKlnley for President,
>n Anotlirr Arinritlnn MnMncrr.
it LONDON. Feb. 20.-The Dally News
will to-morrow publish a dispatch from
ip Constantinople which says thnt It hreported
on February II, the first day
L>t of tin* Hamndan festival, the Turks
m1 Mnrsovon and ordered the Armenians
,v to accept Islam. Flvo hundred of thorn
agreed to ilo so. hut 150 recalcitrant*
Ml w.ro killed. All news of excesses In
tr Aula Minor are kept dark.
r?- The Dolly News eorrrspondon tsays.
vl for fear thoy will Impel Russia to ocHt
cupy Armenia.
?r 11
[y Wfnllifr Kurrcmt for Tn-ilny,
For West Virginia, fnlr and warmer,
l- winds becoming southerly.
re For Western fYnnsylvanla and Ohio,
fnlr and Warmer Thursday.; southerly
winds. \
,n furnlwhctl li>- i!. Srhnrpf. drucRlst. cor*
r.cr Market nn>l Fourteenth strevts:
1,1 "a. .10.1 p. m k
3 a. m 17)7 p. in
"f t'i m MiSVcathnr?Fair.
And Died With Curses on His Blasphemous
Two Hank Itobbero Strung Up by a Mob.
Remarkable Scene Before the Hanging.
' The Kid" Poke* Pan at Uie Mob and
BoiuU of Ills Criminal Career?This
Other Weaken* aud Presents a Contrast
to Ills Partner.
DALLAS, Texan, Feb. 26.-A WUchita
Falls special to the News saya:
k Foster Crawford and "The Kid," were
strung up here to-night for yesterday's
bank robbery and the murder of Cashier
The Impression was that roasting was
the programme. Better judgment prfrvailed,
however. Telle of "Hang the
Kid first." went up. Then others, "no,
hang th?? oldest first"
"The Kid" refused to aay a word and
those having him In charge yanked him
Into a box. The scene was a wicrd one.
One had on Wgh heel boots, black pants
and a deep red ilannel shirt, which added
a gruesome brilliancy to the scene.
In a moment the rope was about his
neck and a man. who looked like one of
tin? men whose horse had been taken,
yesterday, skinned and fixed one end
across the cross bar. All this time the
Kid wafc jeering at the audience, laughing
and cursing. He never quivered.
He was asked to 6ay what he wanted
and was told he would be given a hearing.
Ho said: "By , that's all right. If
you are Impatient, pwlng me up now. I
ain't afraid to die, not a d bit of It
Pull the rope by
A vloce In the audlenc???"You're going
to die now. Tell us your name."
"The Kid"?"I don't give a d If I
do. It Is Younger Lewis and my father
and mother reside In Neosho, Mo."
"Any message?" from a voice In the
"Well, tell my father I was not scared
a bit, that I died like a nervy man."
"Anyhlng for your mother?"
"No, not a word. She will see the
message to <Lhe old man. Say, you fel
lows go ana jook in nuii uu^-vui &uu
you will find $10,000 there."
"The Kid," or Younger Lewis, -as he #
At -the last moment said 'he wo*, con- ,
tlnuod cihottting and laughing with the
crowd, pokdng fun at them and curbing
for a moment and then some one yelled:
"Time is up."
The Kid said: "I am twenty years
old and robbed that d bank. I am
dead game and ready to die; go ahead."
In an instant -lie was pulled up above
the throng. He never quivered or
Wekod. He Just went up In the air,
end he is 'hanging there now. Men on
the frontier for years and years say no
gamer man ever died.
He was the coolest man in all the
groat 'throng.
All .the While Crawford was a spctator
to the scene. He began to weaken
and -confessed, giving some valuable
information. He plaoed the resptifcsibiilty
for the crime on "The Kid.".
The mob pulled him off the Improvised
platform next to the bank he at temiXo.l
to and his head was about
on a level with the dangling feet of his
companion. He asked for Captain
Burnett. The latter was a speotaS-or in
the crowd. Crawford confessed to the
robbery of yesterday, but denied the
murder. He wa3 a small man, poorly
clad, -with red face and short clipped
'black mustache.
When they began to look for a second
rope he begged for whiskey. It was
given him. He talked and then begged
for more. He again addressed the crowd
in Comanche, English and Spanish.
Those who understood say his utterances
were incoherent.
The rope soon arrived and after It
was put about his neck, he fell either
in a faint or from the effects of the
liquor he drank. He was strung up
along with his compamton and their
bodies ere still dangling in mid-air.
Sumr Llvelf I'lgiinn^?a njwiuiu v?iuuu>
HAVANA, Fob. 26.-Gen*raI Munox
has been operating: In the neighborhood
of Zarzal and Manzanlllo, going: after- ' ,
wards in the dlreetlon of La Sal, whero
the Insurgents maintain depots of subsistence.
Two columns of troops met
the main force of the insurgents at
Callage, where they occupied strong
positions. It took somo hours fighting
to dlnlodge and disperse them. During
the light the valorous Lieutenant Colonel
Lolo Benitez was killed and fifteen
soldiers were wounded.
Major Gomez and Lieutenant Despujolr.
have captured the Insurgent
leader Jose Betancourt at San Antonio
Banos. He Is charged with several acts
of incendiarism at Gabriel and will havt
a summary court-martial.
Colonel Molina has received news
that a large band of Insurgents has en?
.camped on the farm of Condesa, uear
Llmonnr, south of the city of Matansas.
Rapid firing hits been heard at the plantat
Ion of Ynaclo. A resident of the
neihborhood brings news that Maceo
thn Hurppndor at the forts.
A column was nt once despatched and
rapidly overtook the Insurgents, opening
lire a? they advanced upon tho
heights. Volleys were discharged as
they advanced and the Insurgents ,
flnallv retreated, leaving eight killed
and carrying away many wounded. w
The troops lost none owing to the good
position they held. The paper demanding
the surrender qt the fort waa
signed b'* Maceo.
General Pratt set out on board a train
to come up with Macco, the latter going
towards Cardenas. Hut Maceo crossed
tho railroad and destroyed a bridge,
thus preventing tho advanco of the
train with the troops. The infantry
left the cars and took up tho pursuit
on foot. Meantime the cavalry was
disembarked and sent after the Insurgents.
General Prat's vanguard soon
opened Are upon the retreating Insurants.
The pursuit was kept up all day
of the 24th.
The troops Anally came up with the
Insurgents to the number of 4,000 at
Vail? Palla under Mnceo's command.
The troops were here dlvldod Into three
columns, tho column under General
Pratt tailing tho advance. They charged
with the bayonot and dislodged the Insurgents
from the plantations of Perla,
Diamante and Julia. The latter was
burned. Dislodged by tho troops, th?
Insurgents retreated to high ground to
Guamacaro, In a demoralised condition.
The troops lost a chaplain and
Sergeant Mollnot. and sixteen soldiers
wounded. Tho Insurgents left forty
two dead, among them Alfonso Panfilo
mcl Pablo vinageraa ?h wen u* ionytwo
arms and ammunition.
Honortil I'ratt's vanguard wont In pursuit
and coming up with tho rear ;:uard
>f tho Insurgents killed thrco of them.
The Insurants have destroyed the
loqueduct of Sagua and hove hurned
the station at Ham, Matansas.
A coll I Hi on hnn occurred at Clenega,
near Havana, between an exploring online
and a passenger tram from Marlanao.
Tho llrrt churn ear wiw overturned
and Kinashctl. twelve passengers being
injured. The exploring engine woe
elso much damaged.

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