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? rnTTmrr yuy?vmrTt:t;'p WTikpttxtq w. YA.. SATURDAY. APRIL 18, 189& I ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. Wlib*.Lli\u. I I mir KRUGER'S PLANS. A Further Extension of Transvaal Bouudory Rumored. buluwayo is now menaced And the Inhabitants Fear a General Massacre Will Follow. a general native uprising In opposition to British Occupation of goath Africa Said to be Contemplated. Boer* Building Fortification* and Im. lud'i Apathy Commented Upon. CAPETOWN, April 17.?Tho dlfflculty Id obtaining newt of the Matabele uprising increases day'by day, owing to the restrictions of the authorities, but It la positively known that the situation About Buluwayo has grown darker and that the rebellion Is so widespread that a largo foroe of troops will be necessary to iwrtore order. Urgent requests for troopa have been made by people not directly Interested In the British chartered South African Company, and the home government is blamed for postponing the dispatch of strong reinforcements to South Africa. The inaction of the war office Is undoubtedly due to the desire of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the secretary of state for the colonies to avoid anything which might be construed into an attempt to coerce the South African republic, but, it is pointed out, while Mr. Chamberlain Is holding his hand the Boers are openly drilling and being drilled under their Imported. German instructors, are accumulating arms and ammunition, constructing fortifications and bringing heavy guns from Germany. The jHjlicy of President Kroger Is one of delay; to avoid doing or saying anything definite until the Transvaal Is in a position to defy Great Britain and then the Independence of the South African republic will be declared'* the Orange free state may be actually incorporated into the republic; the natives will everywhere be incited to rise against Drltlfh rule, and an attempt will be made to drive the British out of South Africa. . This Is the plan openly talked of and rhuckled over among the Boers, but the home authorities seem to be utterly blind to the danger ahead and the chartered company, In the interests of its stockholders, is doing everything possible to suppress the truth and the belief is growing that nothing short of a terrible disaster *uch as the capture of Buluwayo, will bring the British government to its sernras. It is stated that fully 15,000 Matabeles have been massed for the attack on Buluwayo, which, although placed In a fair state of defense, could not Jiold out against Che headlong, rushing charge of the native regiments, which, if ihey only number half of 15.000 might sweep over the town even If thousands were slain in the onslaught., FEAR A MA8BACBE. v Hordes of SaUtMle Aatcmbllug Near Balniraro-TrcRtheiy of the Natlm la tlm.Town Feared. BULUWAYO, April 17.?A feeling of apprehension as to what tte next step of the revolting Matabele will be, permeates all circles here Information coming from the country around makes it certain that the native are preparing an offensive movement against this place. The number of Matabele reported fathering at pointj near liy Is xufHclent io appal the heurts of even experienced flghters. There is a dread in the minds of many that the place r? In danger of being overwhelmed by a rush of hordes of Matabele and the Inhabitants put to a wholesale massacre. Tha fear of treachery Is added to the apprehension of overwhelming numbers. Many Indications point to a connivance with the war parties of supposed friendly natives. There are many of the latter In the town itself and no white man feels sure how far he can truat his dusky associates or servants. On Wednesday evening three Dutch scouts were sent out from here to secure some definite and accurate information of the position and movement* of the natives. What they found haa served little to relieve the anxiety and suspense. They report that the Matabele arc gathering like ants In a hill on the I'mguza. river, only six miles north of here. That some treacherous plot Is being concocted is Indicated by the fact that native women ore' secreting European clothes. The native men on the Velde wear the native costume, while most of those In Buluwayo wear clothes approaching the European fashion. By attiring the native warriors In European garments, the Matabele hope that they will be enabled to enter the town unquestioned. A Matabele boy has also been caught stealing the badge* and the puggarle belonging to the Rhodesia horse and it Is believed that It was intended to use these for the purpose of disguise to further some treacherous project for taking Uuluwayo at a disadvantage and killing th<> Inhabitants. It Is plainly noticeable that the native* In the town are becoming as thick bees. In ordinary times, the native ("ipulatlon is at all times a shifting one and a large number of the men that inake it up*are not known Individually to the white people of the town or to the authorities. The fact that the natives In the town live apart from the wmtes odd to the difficulty of identifying those who belong In the town. Out there Is little more confidence felt In the natives who belong In the town than In the hostile men, who. It Is believed, arc being surreptiously Introduced to aid from within when an attack shall he made from without. It looks now as though that might occur at any time. The road* by which communication I* had with the squth, both the one to Toll and the one to Mafeklnrf, are felt to be hi peril. There are undoubtedly large numbers of hostile natives between Euhiwayo and the settlement* to the south, some of them In open revolt The situation is felt to be moat serious and threatening. Soldiers for Cap* ( olaiif. I?ONT>ON, April 18.?In the house of commons this afternoon. Mr. Chaml"-ilain, replying to a question on the *ubjr>ct, said that the government had doridcd to replace the trooj* withdrawn from Natal ami ('ape TQwn. Ti' refore u battalion of the line and body of mounted Infantry would be 'll-patehcd to these places as soon os P"h;?ible. This movement, he added, connected with the decision "f tii" n?vf rnment to permanently Increase the length of the garrison of Cape r,'lony. Hnlwiiyo Mmtr. r/)XDON, April 17.?Kir Tlercule* I' t in'on, governor of r.'ape Colony, tel'ni*aph? to the government thut there r.o Align that Uuluwayo Is endun' ?rrd und that precautions are being ?ftk?n to k?sp the road to Huluwayo "yea ui orucr vo ?upyiv it wiva wuu. i AJTOTHEB AFFILIATION OfShjor IfcKlulfljr'i ofwbleh lie Bu So - Knoirledfe. PORTLAND, Ore., April 17.-The Junior Order :Z American Mechanics and the A. P. A. wore not In harmony over the latter organization's light on .Mc-. Kinky. The local organ of the A. P. A. recently published an attack on McKinley and said he wan an honorary member of the Young Men's Institute. H. Jj. Wenner, state councillor of the Junior Order of Ohio, was asked about the matter and has forwarded the following letter from McKlnley: Dr. H. L. .Wenner, Jr. 0. U. A. M. DEAR SIR:?I have yours of the 31st ult, enclosing letter and newspaper clippings from your friend, Mr. W. B. Harris, of Portland, Oregon. I have my attention drawn to the article at tached to Mr. Harris* letter in another letter from the state of Oregon. I auvon *n inform vmrr friend that the statement that I am an honorary member of the Y. M. T* Is false, that I do not even know the nature or objects of that organization. I am respectfully yours, % WILLIAM M'KINLEY. Maryland Populists. BALTIMORE, Md., April 17.?The Populists state convention of Maryland has elected the following delegates at large to their national convention In St Louis: 8. S. Field, Baltimore City; Walter Vrooman, Dorchester county; W. S. Branson, Prince Georges. The platform adopted re-afllrms the Omaha National Platform of 1892. The delegates to the St Louis convention are instructed in all honorable means to effect a union of all opposed to tbe rule of money bugs If not under the same name, at least under the same leaders. More Qnajr Delegates. RIDGEWAY, Pa.. April 17.?The Twenty-eighth congressional district Republican convention composed of the counties of Clarion. Clearfield. Centre, Forest and Elk, met here last night and elected H. R. Wilson and J. H. McEwan national delegates to* the 8t. Louis convention. Resolutions endorsing Qudy for the presidency were adopted. FOR AH EIGHT HOUB DAY. Boa to n Carpenters Strengthening Their Union with that EnA In View* BOSTON. April 17.?The story that a widespread strike is to begin here and elsewhere on May X to bring about the adoption of the eight-hour day, which has been sent to western papers from this city, is denied by labor leaders here. The exact situation is explained as follows: At the convention of the American Federation of Labor held last December the question of the eight-hour work day was discussed at length and it was Anally decided that national. brother-, hood of carpenters and Joiners of America should assume the leadership in the struggle of May 1, 1896. With this end in view the carpenters' unions in this city have been steadily strengthening their organization and are desirous of obtaining an eight-hour day with 12 for a day's pay. The carpenters are confident that their demand will be granted. ki VK CHILDREN SMOTHERED. A Disastrous Tenement Fire in Malta chasest*?A Cripple's Escape. TURNERS FALLS, Mass., April 17.? Five children were smothered to death by a fire in a four-story tenement block here to-day. The ftro originated In the^asement of the four-?tory block In which the children and their parents were living. It spread so rapidly that those on the second floor were barely able to escape with their HVes. Though blinded and nearly overcome by the smoke, a man named Courmaline who lived on the upper floor, seized two of his small children and carried them to a place of safety. Two more he then secured and carried them out, but the others perished. A young man, a cripple, escaped t by going down a clothes line. The dead: Josephine Courmaline, aged twelve years. Edward Courmaline, aged ten years. Annie DuBols, aged four years. Lena DuBols, aged seven years. Tessle Bonmier, aged ten years. REFEREE WIL80N'S REPORT Upon the Coadttiou or cue Dcfnaof Cincinnati Commercial Dank. CINCINNATI. O., April 17.-Referee Daniel Wilson to-day made his report on the defunct Commercial Bank. The claim of Louis Fleischmann for $109,000 ns bondsman of County Treasurer Leo Schott was Included among the legal claims. The liabilities are 1502.774; interest *59.648; total *672,322. Secured claims $207,613, these nil having been paid. The stockholders hold 6,660 shares, representing in money $328,000. Fitror Restriction* "WASHINGTON, April 17.-The secretary of the national legislative committee of the Junior O. U. A. M. has been in Washington for several days in the Interest of the bills before Congress for the restriction of immigration. It is claimed that more petitions have been sent to Congress during the present session for the passage of some bill which will restrict immigration than for any measure ever Derore tongnnii. ii m c*pected !>y the secretary that if either of the bills which have been favorably reported by the Immigration committee of the house come to a vote they will be paused. After n Long Srnrch. DULUTH, Minn., April 17,?After a search of nearly two years, during which time at least a dozen suspects have been arrested, A. A. Austin, who entlccd Lena Olsvn from Minneapolis to Duluth And Chen brutally murdered her for her money, throwing her body Into Luke Superior, has been caught. He was arrested by a Minneapolis attorney in Seattle yesterday, where he lived under the name of James K. Alsop. Chief of Police Smith, of Minneapolis, who has been making up the case, arrived to-day and requisition papers will be procured. Comptroller KvkrliMpraki. CINCINNATI. O.. April 17.?In response to a Joint invitation from the rliainbcr of commerce, uje dirannf house and the commercial club, Hon. James H. Kckels, comptroller of the currency, addressed a Hue audience of representative business men at the Grand Opera House to-night on finance and currency. HIh hearer? were not exclusively (Tlnclnnatians. Representative business men were present from all nelichbornj? cities and towns. Ho was Introduced by President .1. 1). Henrne, of the Third National Bank, and was received with llberol applause. ???. The K?w York 1/rgUlninrr. ALHA.NT, N. Y? April 17.?The eoncurrent resolution rfcported by the senale finance committee to the senate today fixing the date for the final ndjivurnmeut of the legislature on April '.i'\ was passed by a unanimous vote without debate In the senate and Immediately sent to the assembly and adopted. . I. THE CUBAN WAR. Numerous Small Engagements are Reported from the Iale. SPANISH LEAD CHARMED LIVES According to the Official Report* Received?Led Into Ambushes Often, bnt * Defeat the Insurgents Without Loss. An Insurgent Leader Shot?Three Prisoners of War Executed?A Mistake of the Guerrillas. WASHINGTON. D. C., April 17.-The state department has received a brfef cable message from Consul General Williams, at Havana, announcing the arrest of Protestant Bishop Alberto JesuB Dlas, who is well known throughout the south and to many church people in all parts of the United States. Dlas is a naturalized American and of strong: Cuban sympathies, but his friends Insist that his work in Cuba haa been confined to proselyting for the church, and deny participation in the rebellion on his part The cable from Consul General Williams contained-no details. The case will be doacly followed up by the representatives of the United States, who will take the customary steps to protect the Interests of an American cltlzon. The consul general will insist on a civil trial, Bhould .the matter go to the length of a trial. It may bo that his release can be obtained without the necessity of a trial, but on this point nothing can be said in advance of an investigation which Mr. Williams will mako into the circumstances leading up to and developed at the arrest. Three prisoners of war, Gregorio Borges, Estaban Hernandez and Jose Bafcallao, were executed at 7 o'clock this morning at the Cuban fortress. They belonged to the insurgent band commanded by Dr. Bruno Zayas, and were captured by the soldiers of the Arapholis battalion during the attack made by the enemy on Managua and the burning of property in that vicinity. At Camajuanl, province of Santa Clara, another tragedy In the history of the Cuban rebellion has been enacted. A column of troops under Col. Lopes Amor, operating in the Camajuanl district, received information that Antonio Bermudez, a well known insurgent leader, was concealed In the house of a woman who was his mistress. A detachment of troops, headed by the colonel himself, immediately started for the spot, surrounded the house and called upon Bermudez to surrender. The latter, taken by surprise, seised a rltle which was handed to him by the ?uuia.il aim uicu n'u nnuio at w? colonel. missing him. Just as the Insurgent chief raised his rifle to take another shot at the Spanish ofllcer several of the soldiers fired and Bcrmudcz fell back, pierced by a bullet, and died as his mistress threw herself, wounded and In an agony of grler, upon, his body. The Insurgents under Maceo yesterday burned a number of houses on both sides of the railroad between San Cristobal and Candelaria, in the province of Plnar del Klo, and it is said hanged an aged man in the presence of his family because the latter refused to bum his home. A dispatch from Matanzas says that Manuel Domlnguez, an insurgent, has been tried by court martial there. The public prosecutor has asked that he be Imprisoned for life. Jose Maceo. yesterday, was reported to be between Rlnoon and Salud, this province. From January 24 to March 31 there have been 7.S44 cases treated of sickness of nil kinds In the military hospitals here, of whfch number only' 96 men died. The Weyler guerillas were drawn by a force of Insurgents into an ambush at the Roglita plantation. Santa Clara. Eight Insurgents were killed during the fighting which followed. A soldier named Eulogia Casado was executed In Matanzas this morning for having wounded his superior officer. He met death bravely. The guerrilla force of Mayo Lace, the vanguard or tlie column or tne oattallon of Luzon, shortly after leaving: the village of Rodrlgo, In the Sagua district, came in eight of . a group of men which they believed wan also a guerrilla force. Major Golcoochea advanced toward the group, they also advancing. and when the two were six paces apart, the troops discovered that the other force were Insurgents. Some one shouted. "Rebels!" A horribly bloody combat ensued with the machete. Twenty-one of the Insurgents were killed and eleven of the guerrillas were wounded, one seriously. A LIVELY TILT In tlie Hotue OTcr the Payment of a War Claim. WASHINGTON, D. C., April 17.?The net result of Ave hours work on the private calendar In the house to-day4 was the passage of four pension bills, ono to pension the widow of Rear Adihiral Foote at $30 per month, the relection of a bill to retire a hospital stew an] as a second lieutenant of cavalry, and the passage of a war claim of less than $600. The latter was the first war claim brought before the house for consideration and naturally provoked a general debate on tho policy of paying war claims. It drew from Mr. Mahone, (Rep., Pernio.), chairman of tho war claims committee, Mr. Walker, (Rep., Mass.), Mr. McCall, (Rep., Tenn.), and Mr, Evans, (Rep., Ky.), eloquent pleas for the payment of the findings of the court of claims. Mr. Mahone argued that these claims should be paid or the court abollnhed. Barring the cotton claims,he asserted thoj 1^0.000,000 would pay them while Mr. Ray, (Rep., X. V.), thought $000,000,000 would not meet them. Politics of course, was injected Into the debate before it was finished, and there was,n. lively setlo between Mr. Dockery, (Dom.. Mo.), and Mr. Grosvenor, Ri'p., Ohio.) Mr. Dockery, (Item., Mo.), eulogized Speaker Crisp and Mr. Bayers, the chairman' of the appropriations committee in the lost (.Vngres#, and paid ft high tribute to Speaker Reed. "I want to suy here In his presence," said he, "that I honor the present speaker, Thomas Li. lleed. (Applause.) He haw stood like a lion in the path of member* on both sides of the political nlslo who have been praising UIIIh carrying Inrgo sums." Mr. Groavenor, (Hop., Ohio), ridiculed Mr. Dookory for "attempting to vlndleate tho history anH career ??f the Democratic pany." He mild tin- i>ui <jui-htJon at Issue now wan not the honesty of these elulmH, but of the ability of the government < ? pn.v them at* thin time. "You are," anld he, addressing thi? Democratic side, "paralysed by your own Iwltlclency. The great' feature of the adtniiiHtiatlon of (.rover Cleveland ?th* only feature that will save him from future contumely?Is that when the bill to repeal the great revenuo producing lndutftry?propogatlng tariff law waa presented to him. he uM: 'My name shall never disgrace its pages.' " "You," "he continues, "are5 attempting to place la contrast an administration that paid $259,WO,000 ot the publlo debt with one that borrowed *?60,000,000 and I now trembles eaoh day lost the telegraphs bringing the news that the gold thus acquired Is going across the waters." At 6 o'clock the house took a recess } until 8 o'clock, the evening session to be devoted to private pension bills. WZ8T VntglHIA AEFAIB8 * ReMlriDRAttention at the Itendi ofOnr CongTMimea-A ftnwr Cm?. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, April 17.-Con*rtssraan Dovener haa introduced a bill to oorrect tho military record of J. L. Garrison, of Greene county. Pa. Mr. Garrison's case bas perhaps no parallel in the history of the civil war. He en- & T TDmlnln rbMmnrlt flf I iioicu lu ? ff csi vksiiiicv icDuuw> ? |. the breaking: out of hostilities and went " into servloe with his company, but before the expiration of the first year his n property Interests and illness in his family rendered it essential that he " should be^it bopie. He could not re- i< sign, not holding a commission, and be- e ing a man of means he procured a sub- %. stltute. The man -who took his place in the ranks also assumed his name and n with the assent of the officers an- b swered for him at all calls. Subse- quently the substitute was killed, and a so far as the army records go. Garrison a is a dead man. It is to restore him to n the list of survivors that the bill was i, prepared Representative Mlilcv has also intro- ? duced a bill for the relief of J. W. and ? J. P. Hall, a war claim. ? Mr. Dayton, of the Second district, ? returned last evening from Phlladel- J phla, whither he had been In the Inter- J est of a West Virginia enterprise in " which he is concerneu professionally. ? Mr. John T. Harris, Senator Elklns' J private secretary, left to-day for Park- a ersburg. m 8' GENERAL HANCOCK'S STATUE. f' t! Preparation! Belnc Made for Its Unveil- fl luff Next Mouth, t) T-? n Anrll 17 r*ft1 n njioniiiuiVMi *"i ?i"? . J. M. Wilson, corps of engineers, who JJ has the matter In charge as the per- p sonal representative of Secretary I-a- s mont In making arrangement* for the ti public dedication of the equestrian Stat- a ue of General Hanoock, In this city, f. about the middle of next month. The a statue Is entirely completed and was q placed In position on Its granite pedes- t tal In the reservation at the Intersec- o Hon of Pennsylvania avenue and Sev- ]i onth streets yesterday. , c The statue i? envelopes In a canvas o covering that will not be permanently removed until the day set apart for Its g, formal unveiling. It will be temporar- ti lly removed In a few days,however, Just s long enough to permit an Inspection of n the statue by the national' ommlssion t ..i.nfwail with lt? ?r?rt(on. Thi* 1)0(1? consists of Secretary Laxnont aridfBena- G tors Mills, of Texas, and Cockrell, of j] Missouri. Thtir inspection Is for the p purpose of seeing that the sculptor, Mr. e L'lllcott, has executed his work in strict j, accordance with his contract with the c government. This action is preliminary to tlio formal acceptance of rh* j ar.atue and the payment of the balance E due upon it. I, Colonel Wilron says that the arrange- T inents for rhc dedication have not yet 8 been practically decided that the cere- n nu-ny should tako place botweon the fl 10th and 15th of May It Is settled that j the dedication will be mod* the occa- ? sion of a most Imposing military dern- ^ onstratlon in which all the available n federal troops at Washington barracks ^ and at Fort Meyer, the national guard ^ of trie district, all the local posts of the D Grand Army of the llepubljrr, the Union it Veteran Legion and the second army j, corps will participate. "FIRST DEFENDERS." [' The Gallant Penniy Iranians Reechcd by . President Cleveland Yesterday. e WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 17.-By special arrangements, President Cleve- h land received the visiting "first defenders" from Pennsylvania to-day. The reception took place in the east j, mnrrt anri wm confined to the veterans ? who had responded so promptly to the J first call for troops for the defense of the capltol. Presfdent Cleveland he was very glad of the opportunity to welcome vet- * erans with, a record so worthy as theirs and felicitated them on being able to leave the memory of such a record to posterity. There were duties in time of ? peace, n well as in time of war and t tho country could confidently expect a men with record such as theirs had r been will do their duty equally well In . time of peace. In closing he said he ' would be pleased to take each of them : by the hand. J "The defenders" were then Individ- J ually Introduced to the President and f each received a cordial greeting. j , Oklahoma Oeti It. rj WASHINGTON, D. C., April 17.?The b Lacey bill for the re-organlratkin of u Greer county claimed by both Oklaho- o ma and Texas, and which was the sub- u Ject of a recent decision by the supreme u court was favorably acted upon by the a house Judiciary committee to-day. The d v?" n^.,?i.Aa Hio nnnnfv oa r>r?un- ll ty. Oklahoma, with Mangum as the c county seat nnd authorlaes the governor of Oklahoma, to appoint the usual county officers. It provides for the 8 transfer of public building and records and establishes the status of eases be- q fore the courts, also providing that acts of the courts while the coifnty was con- f, sldored a part of Texas IA* valid. q ti Wnt Vlrglnl* Postmasters. |, Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. J, WASHINGTON, April 17.-Po3tro.il- h ters appointed: Fort Seybert, Pendlc- l> ton oounty, William M. Dyer, vice John n W. Bright, resigned; Mllo, Roane coun- 11 ty, Elmore 0. Norman, vice Mrs. A. E. Brand, resigned; Harnum. Mineral county, George SI. Loy. vice John W. 8 Bauer, resigned; Dorlty. Preston county, Thomas Dodge, vice W. M. Kelly. r??ip-ne<i: Cove r,ai\ Wayne county. \V. i P. Enochs, vice M. M. Enochs, resigned; ; BuflliiRtnn, Wood County, O. W. Smith, ' vlct* IJ K. Buffln(tonk reslimed: War- " ford. Summers county. Jniiii-it W. Cox, I! vice W. C. Crockett, realnncd. J, Wilt Not f IUtItkI. jj WASHINGTON, t). C? April 17.-No action toward * revival of the reciprocity schome will be taken by this house B according to ft decision made to-day by the llepubllc:in members of the ways and mciin-1 committee who held ft rati- " cu? to-day and discussed the nueitlnn. '' They agreed to report to the house the ' testimony on the reciprocity policy taKen by the committee during the past few weeks, but not to recommend any legislation on the matter by this ConThe reclDPoclty scheme Includes P ?o many problem? Interwoven with the t! tariff that the Republican* think It In- " odvlnable to take It up until a general J tariff rnvlalon If begun. Ciimilmr*'?rlory Bnrurrf. HALIFAX N. H., April 17.-A din- c patch from Kingston states that the Forcnt Canning Company's works. Incited there, were destroyed by lire yenterdny. Five buildings In nil were do- r! atroyod, The loan la not known, but v will bo heavy* and tho amount of In- t: aurance la very ainoJI* * ' /$& r /.( ! ' '4'- i-' i . 1 TREND OF TRADE. L G. Dun A Co.'s Weekly Review of Business Interests. IEALTHY IMPROVEMENT NOTED M a Remit of Uu Change lu Weather. The General Conditiona art Saooinglaf?batSot Infldcntlf w uto Awaken Specmlatlon?Reoent Shipments of Gold Hare Created Small Change*?Heavy Stocks Hinder JBnjrtng. ??? ?4 ?" 19?1> rt Thin ?1SW XUtUV, Ayiu : Co.'s weekly review of trade, which wues tomorrow, will say: The sudden change from sleighing to lid-summer heat, with fair skies In lost cities, bos tested the prevalent lea that good weather only was needd to bring general improvement of usiness. Everywhere there has been aore retail buying and in some ranches better demand at wholesaJe nd at the works has resulted, but not s yet In most lines. There is np batement of the almost universal dlsosltion to deal with unusual conservaism and not to anticipate future ranis, and this has been especially onspicuous where combinations have een formed or prices advanced. The omparatlve infrequency of serious niAnpv 1ms disturbed miuivo, n<?u - , ..? ince gold exports began than might ave been expected, helps to give enouragement, but does not kindle speclative fires; that such Improvement b appears is mainly of a healthy sort To many Interested In Iron, coke, teel billets, Bessemer pig and various irms of steel. it m; be disappointing tiat the forming of combinations and xing of prices havo not started again tie rush to buy ahead of needs, which lade last year so memorable. But it i easy to forget the lesson which the ast year taught. Instead of Increasing, urchaies have on the whole rather lackened, though a little better In ink plates at the east and In sheets t Chicago. Bessemer pig and Gray arge are a.shade lower at Pittsburgh, s is the average of all iron and steel uotations, and obstacles to some atempted combinations have not been vercome. The greatest consumers of ike ore have not hastened to make ontracts at advanced prices and the utput of coke is stationary. " * ??- - ? and Tin piaxe ihuai-'i a imcohub, ome propose to produce steel for their ride at plants of their own. Unsold tocks Increased In March 18,588 tons lore than was reported last week. At bo west almost every town seems to rant steel tor some building and good rders have been plced for ban by mnipment mid car makers. Heavy reductions of copper defeats heavy xports and 10% cents Is quoted for ike. and spelter has broken to 4.10 ents. Shipments of boots and shoes from ioston In April thus far have been 8 ier cent less than lost year, thoug-h irger than in previous years. Textile rorks are less fortunate. The silk asociation states that 40 per cent of the aachiner? and hands in the country re idle, partly because of Increasing apanese competition. Several more roolen mills have shut down and some ave reduced wages 10 per cent, while mny are working only half time, but ecent advance by appraisers not only isclose heavy undervaluations fn the ast. but tend to check future Imports, 'he demand for goods does not improve nd sales of wool for the two weeks f April at the three chief markets ave been only 6,464,000 pounds, against 1,653,200 last year and 10.182,500 in 1892. Wheat rose about 6 cents last week, jet some reaction, but is a shade high? than a week ago. Heavy commercial and mill stocks lnder most buyers and possibilities of fiqulry to the coming crop retard sellrs at current prices. Failures for the week have been 223 i the United Mates, against z? josi ear, and 36 In Canada, against 34 last ear. _ THE MIDDLE UAH 'o be Eliminated In the DUtrlbntion al Plate GUM- A SavIur of Profits. PITTSBURGH. Pa., April 17.?The ombine known as the Pittsburgh Plate lloss Company has issued a circular .nnounclng that hereafter tho comany will attend to'tho business of disrlbutlon. and stock sheets will be sold i) jobbers at the same price as is made o the general consumer. A salesroom as been opened in New York, and as oon as arrangements can be made ranches will be established in St. <ouis, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit and ther Important centres of distribution, 'his action is a severe blow to the Joberg, and is said to have been decided pon as a result of the general refusal f Jobbers to carry stocks as soon as a nlform price was established by manfAAttirm. nnd the sneculatlvo manrins nd features were eliminated from the Istrlbutlon of plate gloss. The profits eretofore made by the Jobber will acrue to the manufacturers. Claim* SelfDrfrjue. peclnl Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. 8TEUBEXV1LLE, O. April 17.? leorge Briggs. the young man who truck Dave Conaway. with a pitchark handle, crushing his skull, in a uarrel over a school director election i "Warren township on Monday evenig, was arrested to-day and lodged In nil. His victim may die. Conaway ad chased 13rlggs with a pitchfork, ut had it wrested out of his hand. He i?xt made at Briggs with a bucket and trlgb's struck Conaway in self defense. tiliot HU Daughter'* Bran. pecini Dispatch to tho Intelllgoncer. TITTVTfVflTrtK. Vn.. Anrtl 17.? ). W. Franklin, a farmer living: on luyan river. laat night nhot and morally wounded J. L. Mldklff. & well nown young; man. who for mnny ionthfl has beon paying respect* to 'ranklln'a daughter. The tragedy appeneJ as Mldklff was leaving for ome. late In the evening. Franklin Lirrenderpd thin afternoon. Hrakcman Injnrrd. I!INTOX, W. Va,. April 17.?Broketan Thomas Whltler, In the employ of lie Chesapeake & Ohio company, fell ff his train at Cotton Hill to-day and . 1b thought is fatally hurt. Two Mm Killed* PEORIA. 111., April 17.?By the ex. loslon of a converter at the works of lie American Glucose Company this lornlpg at 2:15 o'clock John Hoey and man named Burnt* were Instantly Hied. John Wilson. Mat Connolly and ohn Dooloy were badly Injured. The ourth story of the works. In which the onvertcr wan located, was wreckcd. Urokrr Partridge Drnd. CHICAGO. April 17.-Edward PartIdge, one of the most prominent and . eaUhlosi operators on the board of rade, died #f Blight's disease to-day, Iter several weeks' Illness. \ * uuuauAAj ? ? The Second Branch Failed to Sec?xe a Q no ram Laat Night. Last night another attempt was made to hold a meeting of the city council It was to have been a special meeting, the second branch having adjourned on laat Tuesday to meet In special session Friday. The first branch, this time, got a quorum without a bitch, but when Clerk Dan nen berg called the roll In the second branch, only eleven members, four short of a quorum, responded. The sergeant of the lower branch was sent out to "hustle up." as a member put It, enough members to constitute a quorum. At 8:40 p. m. thirteen members were on hand with no chance of getting the necessary two. Mr. Wills moved for adjournment, but It was lost, 7 to 6. Mr. Bender Wanted a search made fbr absentees. President Maxwell asked the sergeant to see if any, members were about the city building. Mr. Bender suggested that ine omcer net? nucvuci ?u..is u? ?.v Fen toes cannot be found "about the city." A member asked if the chairman would excuse members, there "being no chance for a quorum. President Maxwell said that under the circumstances he would excuse members, At 8:50 o'clock there was no quorum, and a second motion to adjourn passed without opposition. CHILE REFUSES TO PAY DastifN for the Rough HondUng of aliora by a Mob. OAKLAND, CaJ.# April 17.-After five years the claims of Patrick Shields and Andrew McK ins try against the Chilean government for injuries received from assaults of a Chilean mob at Santiago have finally been thrown out of all the courts and commissions. Shields and McKlnstrey were sailors on the Keewanah that entered Santiago harbor a week after the Baltimore sailors were so roughly handled by the mobs In that city in 1891. They made claims against the government of Chili, Shields for $100,000 and McKinstry for 520,000. President Harrison made these two claims a very important part of one of the mes sages to uongrcrs in ioin iniD.iauMsu the said men were foreign subjects, they were sailing under the protection of the American flag and that they should recelvc the same protection as American citizens. P. Allen Orr of this, city, attorney for Shields and McKlnstry, brought the matter before the British parliament and It was Anally inferred to a British claim commission composed of Frederick Kerr, as the representative of Great Britain, and a representative from Chile and Germany. As a result of the Investigation of this commission, Mr. Orr has received a letter from Mr. Kerr informing him that the Chilean government has refused to pay the claims. POPE'S GOOD 0FFICE8 Oflbred to Settle the Cuban Rebellion. A foreign Comment. LONDON, April 17.?A dispatch from Rome to the ran Man uozeue says that the papal nuncio at Madrid has been Instructed to propose the mediation of the pope In order to bring about a settlement of the troubles In Cuba or to urge upon Spain the acceptance of President Cleveland's reported offer of mediation. The Globe, discussing the effect of the election policy of the Spanish premier. Senor Canovas del Castillo, says that either Cuba must be allowed to follow the example of the South American republics or the motherland must grant a gen*fJXB measure of autonomy. A nick Haul. LONDON, April 17.?An important, arrest wate made on Bond street yesterday; William Dunlap, described as a valet, and William Turner, said to be a footman, were taken Into custody by the police. They stated that they left the employ of a gentleman in New York recently. In Dunlap's pocket the police found diamonds valued at $16,000, believed to have been stolen, and a search of the room occupied by the oouple reveaJed them to be in the possession of bracelets, tiaras, rings, scarf pins set wlth<diamonds and emeralds and other Jewelry estimated to be worth 175,000. NEW YORK. April 17.?The men. Turner and Dunlap, arrested in London, were formerly servants in the employ of Mr. I. Townsend Burden, of this city, who, on the night of December 27 was robbed of Jewelry valued at about $60,000 the chief piece being a diamond necklace worth about $20,000. A .Uniinlman Governor. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 17.?The foreign ambassadors have protested against the appointment of a Mussulman as governor of Zeitoun, this being contrary to the agreement between the porte and the powers as a result of which the surrender of the insurgents or zeitoun was Drougni aooui. The Turkish government has promised to Instruct the vails of Bltlls and Kharput to permit the distribution or relief to the Armenians In accordance with the arrangements previously concluded between the Porte and the V " ted States charge d'affaires. Mr. John W. Riddle, and the British ambassador. Sir Philip Currie. Hnlwofo Snlil to Have Fallen* LONDON. April 17.?The Exchange Telegraph Company says it la rumored that Bulownyo has been capered by the Matabeles. The news Is not confirmed from other source*. . Considerable anxiety 1* felt regarding tho South African situation and tn? government is openly blamed for u? ? TheOthrrflldrofthr Cs*?* ;J i LONDON. April l?.-GenerJP fw> has cabled to the Salvation Army MWquarters at Now York Inrtrugtttiff w officials In charge tin re to ptfjggi ?*5!! letters In their possession In 1*6*** JP the charges made by BalllniitQlig WW agnlnst the general and his ad*|I? itra'Ion. ?-? l Another Knronitt?r.F|B / , SUAKTM, April lT.-In a r^otu encounter which ban taken phu1? bet **,ecn a force of dervishes ami a defcjMP jgW of Egyptian cavalry thlrt?" dsn ja*" and eighteen Egyptians were MM a. Caiind* Klrcllona. j 'j , * OTTAWA, om. .April V?.? eral elections will take place il?e third week In Juhe. It is Just protflnHtbftt the 11th of Juno will be n^UWrtlon day and the 18th polling day; PytP*? ment will ngnln meet In Jtme, mott likely on the 23d of thaf monttt.; i . NY rather I'orrvuM for TiHUy?? For Went VlrRlnln. fair .Saturday; not so warm nH oil Friday; coolir <ButH doy; southerly wind*. For Western Pennsylvania and. Ohio. Increasing cloudinwrf during Satu|rday. followed by IocjU ahowers S^UiAlay afternoon or night; nllghtl/: cooUfr: easterly winds. Increasing In toroe., I .oral Temperal'trr. , j The temperature yesterday a* Obltnrt* by C. Bchnrpf, <lniKi;l>i. >ora#f Jfwf-tpenth and llarkct ftrretr, wg*'. a* IP?7 u. m 62 3 p. mM...(*.V*4H 12 m....WW' | Wei a t he r^ Kjra HtKti Itlt KtlUKU - 01 the Republican Candidate# for County Clark. TELLS WHO ANBWHATTHEY ARE FwtkiBoMflt ftheTtttwUwf H?n BMBCiublctolMFenoBaUf-TIuf All Stand Well with the Otaml MU(| And So WIiUIm Cm be Hidtla tfce Choice of Any One of ThiatoVUltiw Responsible Position* The Intelligencer yesterday published the rather modest biographies of the Republican candidates for sheriff, and! this morning, as next In order submits the following equally modest sketches of the candidates for clerk of the oountg court Mr. E. P. Wheat, who Is a son of Jesse S. Wheat, was born in Wheeling, September 25, 1857. After he received a liberal education he traveled three years for the Arm of Wheat & Sons, which firm was engaged in the leather business. In I ?C"TO Utt ???!/ Ahawa nt th? office of Joseph Spetdel & Co., wholesale grocers, and continued In that position until 1881, when he becamo a member of the wholesale notion anil gents furnishing Arm of Hoslett, Wheat & Hays. Upon tho dissolution of that Arm Mr. * Wheat continued In the gentlemen's furnishing business at 2126 Main street, where he is at present located. Mr. Wheat has been elected to the city council two terms, serving four . years. Pour years .ago in the memorable dead-lock that occurred In the second branch, he was one of the spirited leaders on tho floor. He has, from his youth up, been an active and enthusiastic Republican, and has serve^ with eminent faithfulness as secretary of numerous executive committees of the party. He is a Mason of prominence, having been honored by his brethren as master of his lodge, and commander of the Knights Templar commandery, with which he was affiliated. He Is also a member of Black Prince lodge No. 10, Knights of Pythias. Mr. Wheat Is of a sunny disposition, and easily, makes friends. '* tr T tln4i,AM, urn a >vtm at majur u. ?. u. *>uUBu>n nna .? the Rodgero salt works, one mile south of Wellsburg, In Brooke county, W. Va. His father, D. D. Rodgers, died when the subject of this sketch was about three years old, when the family removed to Wellsburg, where he was raised. He was a pupil of the late Joseph R.- Naylor, until his twelfth year, when he went to work In a glass works, serving three years as an apprentice as a bottle blow? ? ?. '? - U*. to##. (Tloaa er. run iicami tfMimai uv ? works and was engaged aa a clerk In the store of C. Tarr, Jr., who afterwards was the first treasurer of the state of West Virginia, until 1857, when he went to Kansas, then a territory, and engaged In the lumber business In the then younff city of Leavenworth. The Mormons at Salt Lake, having: rebelled against the government, he went with the army to Utah, from thence to B4nlcla barracks. Colorado, and returned with a topographical engineer corps, through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas to Leavenworth city, after an absenoe of thirteen months, where he resumed the business he had formerly been engaged in, remaining there until the war of the rebellion broke out in 1861. He cast hlo fortunes with tha south and served four years In the con icueraic cuutj. In 1868 he came to Wheeling and accepted a position with J. H. Smith ft Co., as clerk and book-keeper. In 18Q7 he was employed as book-keeper and cashier with Geo. R. Taylor ft Co., whloh position he was compelled, on account of 111 health, to resign, and was afterwards several years connected with the general agency of the Aetna Life Insurance Co., under the management of Long ft Whipple. He was, while In their employ, elected assistant secretary of the Peabody Insurance Co., of this city, and a short time afterwards succeeded the lata N. C. Arthur as secretary of that company, with which company he remained several years, when he started the General Insurance Asency, of which business he Is at present engaged In. Major Rodger* was raised an old line Whig, and after the passage of the Fliclc amendment voted lor the first time with the Democratic party, and acted with them until the Garfield campaign, when he decided to "hang his gate on the other post" and came over to the Republican party. He became a member of the Lincoln club and served as one of its directors until It closed, and has since been a worker In the ranks of the party for the protection of American industries as promulgated by Major MoKin ley. .1 Richard Robertson was born at Hagerstown, Md., In 1845. Ho came to Wheeling: when four years of age, and has lived here since He received a public school education and afterwards learned the printing: trade. At seven* teen years of a*re he entered the Union army and served to the end of the war. The last winter of the war he spent In Llbby prison, and the meagre prison fare, combined vmh brutal treatment, permanently affected his health and strength. At the close or tne reoemon tie resumed his occupation as a printer, and established the Wheeling Sunday NewsLetter In connection with several other Printers. He Anally became sole owner of the paper, which was published for twelve ytfirs and was then sold to the Wheeling News Company. Following In the footsteps of his father, he was originally a Democrat, but was always a firm adherent of the principle of protection, and when the Democratic party adopted the "tariff for revenue only" plank In Its platform he at once publicly renounced his allegiance j to that faith and Joined the party whose foundation principle was and is "protection to American labor and American Industries." Mr. Robertson has for the past thirty yearn been connected with the cause of organised labor in this community and has held many positions of honor and trust; While an active worker In the labor cause, he Is also regarded aa a man who Is conservative encyigh to recojmiae the rights of all concerned In lahor controversies, ami has a reputation as a peace-maker In this connection. After Joining th* Republican party Mr. Robertson at once took an active Interest In polities, and six years ago was solicited to make the forlorn-hope I ninitial tieorxe Hook for the office of county clerk. hi* affiliation with the labor people being the main incentive to secure his name on the ticket He accepted. entered the race. and. while defeated. made so successful a canvass that he received the congratulation* of the Republican* of all flections of the county. At the close of that canvass he \\".u? made chairman of the city Republican executive committee, which position he now holds. Alexander Rogent fampbell Is his full name. He is ul*o a candidate for the suffrages of his fellow citizens at the approaching Republican primaries. He was born In Burlington. Iowa, In IMS, but returned to Wheeling with his pareuta when he was two years o( Age. H?