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C=^=-= ' ' ' 1 'At | ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA.. THURSDAY, APRIL 30. 1896. VOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 2ia PREFER M'KINLEY. Vermont Republican* Declare He is Their First Choice. STATE COUNTED ON FOR REED the Ohio San tor the Preeidencr. pfnuirlv?ula Denieermti Laench PettiBoom-The Coatcet Between Illi... H.nnhlltmu Unsettled ? Georgia n op ?-r- ?? _ Republican* ?r? Divided ? Michigan Democrat a are for Sownd Money?Other fanrentloiu. / MONTPELIER, Vt., April 29.?The Republicans of Vermont assembled early to-day for their convention. The enthusiasm manifested was tor the party rather than for the candidates and at times It seemed that there was a tendency to guard against a demonstration in favor of any one leader. The preliminaries of organisation were arranged last night and in accordance with them, Hon. W. A- Lord, of Montpeller. called the convention to order. Ex-Governor John W. Stewart, of Mlddlebury, was named chairman of the committee on resolutions. The temporary organization was then made permanent and the convention adopted resolu- 1 tions reaffirming Republican party prln- J ciples. Including protection and reciprocity In trade with the republics of the American continent On the financial question the platform says: "The continued agitation for the free coinage of sliver retards the return of confidence and prosperity stands In the way of beneficial legislation and Is In every respect harmful to the best Inter- , ests of the whole country." After the platform had be?n adopted a supplemental preamble and resolution were Introduced and carried with demonstrations of enthusiasm, as follows: "While we recognise the wisdom of the precedent which has heretofore sent out delegates to national conventions without eying their hands with positive Instructions, and would not break that precedent, yet we feel we will be untrue representatives of those who sent us here did we fall to give voice to their convictions. Therefore, be It, That tn th# BTPat flDOttlO of protection, William McKlnley, of Ohio, we reoognlze the first choice of the Republicans of Vermont for their presldentlnl candidate." Following the election of delegates, several addresses were made, among the epeakers having been Senator Thurston, I of Nebraska, who referred in eloquent terms to Major McKinley and who was warmly applauded. PATTISOS'g BOOM Par Cm Pr?Idwny Urnichtd by the Democracy of PenniylranU. ALLENTOWX, Pa., April 29.?Prior to the assembling of the Democratic state convention at noon to-day the delegates and leaders wero busy caucusing and arranging the details of the convention work. Conferences for the election of district delegates and electors to the national convention at Chicago were held during the night. Although the convention elects the delegates and electors for the entire 1 state. In addition to the delegates and electors-at-large, the work of selecting the district delegates devolved upon the group of men representing each congressional district The most notable contest was that In the Ninth district Comprising Lehigh and Berks counties. The Lehigh delegates bolted the con ference and threatened to xbko mo fight before the convention. The congressional slate arranged last night was changed to-day and B. F. Pottfv of Media, and John M. Braden. <.f Washington, representing respectively the eastern and western extremities of the state, will head the ticket next fall as candidates for congressmen-atlarge. State Chairman Robert E. Wright called the convention to order at 12:15 p. ra. At that hour the hall was w*ll filled with spectators and ail the delegates were in their seats. William E. Given, of Columbia, was chosen temporary chairman. In his speech ho favored sound money and said: "For eight years Robert E. J?attlson was the governor of Pennsylvania Twico did he triumphantly carry the banner of Democracy in his rockribbed Republican state to victory, and we present him to the Democracy of the nation as a fit and proper candidate for the presidency of the republic. With a bold and clear enunciation of true Democratic principles and with Robert E. Pattlson as our candidate we will present a united front to our common foe and win a splendid victory. A ?ppn*? of wild enthusiasm followed Mr. Given*? reference to ex-Governor Pattlson a* Pennsylvania's candidate tnr the presidency. The roll call of 4.fr4 delegates, of which 26 are oontested, consumed much time; After the announcement of the committee? on resolutions. credentials ond permanent organization a recess was taken until 2:30 p. m. On the reassembling of the convention. Chairman Jones, of the resolutions committee, road the plaform as a Breed tJpon and moved ItH adoption. After declaring It? adherence to the fundamental principles of Democracy lh? platform declare? for sound money, for tariff for revenue only, and says: "The Democracy of Pennsylvania presents to the national convention as It* unanimous choice for the Presidency the name of Robert E. Pattlson. Knowing him to be honest, unassuming. fearless, a consistent Democrat ar. l In harmony with the highest purport of his party, we present him for thin nomination to the l>emocracy of the nation. Confident that this declaration of principles and of our choice for the Presidency express the sentiments of the united Democracy of the stat* and to the end that the vote nnd Influence of Pennsylvania may t>e mo?| fVctlvely heard nnd felt, the delegates this day chosen ar?? directed to vote a unit In all matters entrusted to their charge, t>nld action to bo determined by the vote of the majority of the delegates." Mr <;i!lan. in accordance with notice s*revd in the tm-tlng of the eommlttee. presented a minority report, ellml * "'"in inn unit run' ir?mi in?* pimiui hi. Ex-Connrfaaman Gr?*vy apnk* nt l??npcth In fnvnr of the aubstltute plank, ?*xH^Mn* hi* hc&rty atippnrt of I'attlfnn but proirhitn?f aRlanat blnUInf? thf* I'l^Ka-tea beyond him. Joa?*ph R Mc? r,i||nn. of Philadelphia, defended lh?? i"it* rule as ih?> moM i'ff*ctlvtr in*nn* f>nh*rlnic tl??* can<1ldary of Pnttlaon '? '"hlcaco John T. I.iinahan also f?yorM th* unit rul", announcing hlm* '<? ** a r??cont convert to that policy. '"i i v|va vor* vot** th<? aubntltute sni"nrtm?'nt uaa ov?Twhi*lmlnjcly def-fit *4 'lr. <;uian railed for thf- yaw and n*l but it a ther?* wrh no Immediate "rond. f'hnlrn ?n J*owr?-y dcclnri'd thi* *iib*tltui? loat. Thla d??clalon *wn* dlanatlafacUon to the minority. ' 'A th?-y did not puah Uwlf point. and tn? platform wu? adopj^l with a hurfttid a raw diiacntln* voioee. Tho convention then proceeded lo the work of preparing lt? ticket, the result ?being as follows: Congress at large?John M. Braden, Washington county; BenjaminC. Potts, Delaware county. Delegates at large?William F. Harrlty. Philadelphia; Robert E. Wright, ! L*hlgh; J. lienry Cochran, Lycoming; Charles A. Fagan, Allegheny; Dr. John Todd, Montgomery; Benjamin F. Meyers, Dauphin; John S. Rilling, Brie; John T. Lcnahan. Lucerne. Among the district delegates are: Twenty-first, John B. Keenan, Greensburg; R. A. McCullough, Klttannlng; Twenty-second, George S. Fleming, Pittsburgh; Edward J. Fraunhelm, Pittsburgh ;Twenty-third, Hay Walker, Jr., Allegheny; Samuel W.' Black, Leetsdale; Twenty-fourth, Fran)? Thomson, McKees Rocks; A. Franklin Silvlus, Waynesburg; Twenty-fifth, Stephen Markham, Butler; Robert Ritchie, Beaver; Twenty-sixth, W. H. Gaskill, Meadville; Frank E. McClatn. Union City; Twenty-eeventb, Charles IL Noyes, Warren; Charles O. Layman, Port Allegheny; Twenty-eighth, J. P. Hall, Ridgeway; Matt Savage, Clearfield. Electors at large?William M. Singerly, Philadelphia; James Denton Hancock, Venango; A. H. CofTroth, Somerset; George W. Guthrie, Pittsburgh. When the delegates at large were mentioned, State Chairman Robert E. Wright referred to the action of the Berks county delegates in the Ninth consressional district conference insistiug upon naming both the delegates from the district to the national convention, ignoring the rights of his county of Lehigh. Mr. Wright said if he permitted his election as a delegate at large he would be an accessory to the injustice wrought against Ms county by fftma i\t aiinai^np mimtuM Thft rnnvcn. tlon refused to allow Mr. Wright to withdraw and elected him unanimously, along: with the others. National Chairman William P. Harrity achieved a personal triumph second only to that of Mr. Pactison. Everything he asked for he got, and his "unit rule," Instructing the delegates to Chicago to abide by the will of the majority, went through with even less opposition than he had expected. The delgates and visitors made almost a hero of Mr. Harrity, besieging him with their attentions whenever he appeared In public. Despite the apparent hopelessness of their cause, the platform adopted and the speeches uttered by the Democrat# to-day showed no Indications of despair. PEACE DECLARED Between tiie Republican Factions Down In Georgia. ATLANTA, Ga.. April 29.?The Republican state convention, summoned to assemble in the house of representatives at the state capltol at 10 o'clock this morning, was not called to order until 11 o'clock. The delay was caused by a row over admission to the hall. A. K. Buck, chairman of the state committee, took a position at the door and admitted only those having tickets signed by himself. A party of Reed delegates. who were unprovided with tickets, gathered at the door and forced their way in with shouts of triumph. Then followed a scene of stormy confusion. which was only calmed by the appearance of a squad of policemen. At 11 o'clock Chairman Buck called the convontlon to order. There was no appointment of a committee on credentials, but the secretary read the list of debates as agreed upon by the state executive committee. This done, a surprise was sprung by W. A. Pledger, leader of the Reed forces, rising and nominating A. E. Buck, the chief McKinJey champion, as temporary chairman. Pledger explained that he did this as a preliminary to a peaceful convention. He and Col. Buck, he explalned.had gotten together and concluded that there was something higher than factional triumph. Colonel Buck was thereupon chosen chairman by acclamation. The convention adjourned at 12:30 o'clock after selecting delegates to the St Louis convention, a majority of whom are for McKinley. The convention reconvened at 8 o'clock to-night, and after adopting a platform reaffirming the principles of the Republican party, adjourned. The financial plank declared strongly for sound money. The foll6wlng delegates at large were chosen: A. E. Buck, J. H. Deveaux, H. A. Rucker and H. L. Johnson. The first three are pledged to McKlnley. Johnson Is understood to favor Reed. LATER?Four delegates at large were placed in nomination: A. E. Buck. H. L. Johnson, H. A. Rucker and J. A. Deveaux. The negroes wanted R. R. Wright as one of the delegates-at-large and they howled and waved their arms and raved wildly as they pushed toward the speaker's stand. Then there was a riotous scene, during which the convention split on the delegate matter. A committee was appointed to report a platform and then the delgates. who had howled themselves tired, lapsed into quietude to wait for the report of the committees. The committee on selecting delegates followed the lead of the convention and split. j On returning this committee presented two sets of delegates, one made up of A. E. Buck. R. R. Wright, J. J. Prather. nnd J. peveaux. The other ^was made up or Josma uoraon anu >. ?wrJngton. The bolting convention Anally adjourned nt 4:15 p. m., having endorsed Buck and Johnson, two of the delegates named by the refular convention and sent R R Wright and J. E. Herrlngton ax contesting delgatea. ILLIHOIS BIFMLICAHi. All li I'lirfrlaln n? in the Ottfcome-Mc* Klnlrj'itntl riillam Mm on thr Alrrt. 8 PUT NO PI ELD. HI., April 29.?It has not yet been decided whether the delegates at large to represent Illinois at the national convention will be Instructed. The state convention met at noon to-day, nominated John It. Tanner for governor. William A. North rot t for lieutenant governor, nnd then adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning This was In accordance with th?? plan mapped out by the so-called machine. Never before In the history of the state has the attendance at a state eonventlon l*-en as Inrge as was that pf today. Fully 12.000 jK?ople gatb'-rwi tonet her In the gr?-at dome building at the stnte fair grounds to watch the proreedings ??f |he convention. According to the programme now prepared, the convention. upon aswmblltig to-morrow morning, will begin by nominating a secretary of state, then an auditor, a treasurer and attorney general. Then, according to the agreement between the "machine" lead'-m and th?* McKlnley men. the resolution Instructing the national delegates nt largn to nupport a candidate at the national convention at St. lioul* will be acted upon. Tn.niirht bnth side* ore on the alert. Tli* loaders "re In consultation with their lloutcnanta preparing for th* flnal battle to-morrow. No man. not even th* leader* thempelvea, can predict with any il*ar??e of certainty what tno reault will be. .. Nimtr llarnl to Molfil film. BPRIN'OFIEbn. 111.. April A pruH 1 <1? <iI of excitement wan caufed at the Htate central committee room? hy tb? Hon. Iluck McCarthy, the 300-pound statesman from the stock yards, Chicago. He went Into headquarter* to get some ticket* tor his; constituent* The ticket* were not given to him whereupon he thrust chairman Jamleaon to one side, picked up a big bunch or tickets and walked out or the room. There was a big crowd In the room at the time and while everyone was Indignant there was no one felt equal to the task of stopping the patriot of the stock yards. MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS. Sound Xonif JHen Capture tha State CoamtioHHI Detroit* DETROIT, Mich., April 29.?After a tremendous amount of lobbying throughout the morning the only apparent result of which was varying predictions in which silver and gold men both claimed control, the Democratic state convention was called to order at 12:45 this afternoon. After the opening prayer, Alfred J. Murphy, of Detroit, temporary ohairmano of the convention was conducted to the platform and received with applause. By a majority the convention voted to refer all resolutions to the resolution committee without debate. The roll of congressional districts was called and each delegation nominated members of the committee on credentials, order of business and resolutions. The convention then adjourned until 2:30 p. m., and the committees were called Into session immediately. Sound money had won a complete victory when the convention adjourned shortly after 8 o'clock to-night On the questions which were most closely con tesieu ioib viciury mm wwiiukiibucu ?; the narrow margin of 58 majority out of a total of some 800 votes. There was considerable disorder at times and much hot personal debate, but nothing approaching an actual row. UPSHUR REPUBLICANS. A Strong Ticket Nominated bjr the Old Jlr liable Republican County. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. BUCKHANNON, W. Va., April 29.? The Republican primary held in this county was one of the most hotly contested that has occurred for many years. The large number of candidates and the assurance that the successful ones would win the victory stimulated a good deal of Interest The complete returns are as follows: For house of delegates. SUlman I Young, 600; Itenry C. Colerlder, 1,290. ! For sheriff. W. P. Fowkes, 1.046; S. C. ! Ruamlaell, 746; Granville Teter, 233. For prosecuting attorney, W. B. Nutter, 970, W. D. Talbot, 1,042. For clerk of the circuit court, A. B. Clark, 259; H. A. Darnall, 818; Albert J. Zlckafoose, 360; j E. B. Lanham. 282; A. H. Cutrlght, 120; 1-OOmiB X5TELHV, INj JUIiU a. xicao, iiw, For clerk of the county court, J. J. Morgan, 1,147; E. L. Coburn, 879. For commissioner of the county court, C. M. B. Thorpe, 185: E. 6. Bronson. 80; , R. A. Darnell, 806; G .A. Fltxgerald, 267; "William Ray, 138; Granville Lanl ham, CIS. A. M. Tenny, Jr., was nomlnaI ted as assessor for the first and Eugene Brown for the second district. John V. Tenny was nominated for I county surveyor. With McKinley for President. Atkinson for governor, and Fowkes, for sher| Iff, the Republicans of Upshur are ready for a grand and decisive victory next November. miMlMlppt Democrats. JACKSON, Miss., April 29.?The DemI ocratlc sta-to convention was 'called to order at 11:30 a. m.. by Chairman Williamson, of the state executive committee. Ex-Congressman H. L Muldrow, of Oktibbeh, was chosen temporary chairman and Hon. L. Plnksmlth as secretary. The convention declared for free silver and elected delegates to Chicago. Tennessee Prohlbltlonlat*. NASHVILLE. Tenn.. April 29.?The Prohibition state convention met In the hall of the house of representatives 4n this city to-day, 150 delegaes to the national convention and adopt a platform. L .B. Searle. of Chattanooga, was elected temporary chairman. STRICKEN CRIPPLE CREEK lailher DUutrou Fir* Wiping Ont (hi Rtmalndfr of the Ctmp-Xaajr Batldingi Destroyed, DENVER, Colo., April 29.-A special to the Times from Cripple Creek says that the Portland hotel, one of the largest buildings In the camp, Is burning. The roof fell In soon after the Are broke out and the Are Jumped across the stret. Another general conflagration Is feared and the Are department has begun blowing up adjacent buildings with dynamite. LATER?The enure block between Bennett and Myers avenues and First and Second streets are doomed, together with most of the buildings between Myers and Warren avenues. The remainder of the buidlingH above Warren, not destroyed in Saturday's fire, are also threatened. The Masonic Temple building, the principal business block in the camp, Is in danger. The origin of the tire is unknown. At 2 o'clock 100 pounds of giant powder was exploded in blowing up buildings. but a high wind hod arisen and the efforts to check the flnmes met with but little kucocss. 5:30 P. M.?The lire is spreading over the entire town, there are hardly any buildings left except a few houses on the hill. By an explosion In Third -*? u-er# killed and fourteen Injured. One of the killed has been Identified as J. Griffith, a miner. Among the Injured are: John Rice, arm broken and eye blown out; Claude Evans, family bice rated; George E. Young, John Krigger. E. Hrad way,arms broken, and Internally Injured. The fire extends from Warren avenue to the reservoir and from "A" to Third streets. At 6 p. m. the Are had burned Itself out and Mayor Steel has telegraphed Mayor Murry. of Denver, as follows: -Thousands homeless. Send tents. We have plenty of blankets." There Is not a building left standing In the business section of the city. Only a few residents on the outskirts remain and thousand?! ore homeless. The Indl- I cations are the fire was of tncondlary origin. 8:20?The Are has broken afresh. It Is now extending to West Cripple Crefk and It Is feared that this suburb will | be entirely wiped out. The greatest confusion prevails. Free fights are the I rule and nobody knows what will hap- i pen before morning. Fit tally Iiijtii ml. r?innn?rh to tlie Intelllcenrer. I PARKER8BUR0, W. Va.. April 29.- | Aa Christian Nolly. apod sixty, one of Ibe most prominent and wealthy wholesalo morchnnta of this oily, wnn refumlnjr from Huffalo Rill'* show tonlirht lie was run (Intra l?y a heavily loaded carriage, which paasod over his bowel*. InfllotIrxc: Injurlo* tvhlch are considered fatal. Mtirtlrr mill Hnlcldr. ?RATTLB8. Wash.. April 29.~AIbert RleullfT. <i mulatto, shot and klllod hi* wife and th?n klllod himself this morning. Jealousy waa the cause. ELKINS' DESIRE Is for Wert Virginia'* Prosperity Above All Else. THE RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL As Amended In tbf Senate Expwttd to Go TkroHfh-ltniMn will be Banning to Fairmont Within Fonr Year?-A Prediction Wade *lx Years Ago Being Fulfilled?The Ohio Hirer Improrement will b?PialMl-lonn|^daW?rkllu Beginning oft Gnat Scheme. Special Dispatch to tb? Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, April 29.?In the opinion of Senator Elklns the livers and harbor bill aa reported to the senate is reasonably certain to go through without change and It is* his oonfldent belief that the amendments will be accepted by the conference committee. The only West Virginia Item omitted from the bill as adopted by the house was the small sum given Cheat river, but this was much more than offset by the magnificent Increase for the Monongahela and the abolition of the conditions as to the condemnation of the lower dams. The Guyandotte,. the Gauley, Elk and other streams retain their appropriations and the Ohio river Improvement loses nothing. Senator . Elklns predicts that the six Monongahela dams will be completed and boats running to Fairmont regularly within four years. He naturally regards the outcome as a great triumph ana me resim or ins worn 01 in* present session as of Incalculable benefit to the state. He paid he would not be surprised If within five years there are 5,000 additional coke ovens at Fairmont and a corresponding Increase throughout the coal territory, with a proportionately large addition to the number of mine workers. It Is with great pleasure that the senator recalls the prediction he made six years ago, at a public meeting In Fairmont, with Governor Plerpont as presiding officer, when he said that in the not distant future that town would be the largest city In central West Virginia. That prediction he believes Is now In a fair way to be realized, and he said he had more pride In the certainty of future general development of the state than he would experience over the tender of th highest personal honor. The improvements as proposed In the bill bo far as the Ohio Is concerned, especially, he regards as but an entering wedge. His ambition Is to carry the work forward to the highest stage of development. It is In a sense the same with the Monongahela, and with the Improvements assured as now contemplated he proposes to Investigate the feasibility of continuing the work on the Valley snd West Fork rivers above Fairmont and Cheat river. The senator referred to the service here performed In the preparation of the house bill by Representative Dovener as i 1 ??/? r. 1,1 a hlo>h trihiitft tn the Infatlgable industry In its behalf by the other three members from West Virginia. Mr. Dayton's district Is directly concerned In the Mo'nongahela and he naturally gave It his Individual attention. No other state bu had more useful representatives. The bill will be taken up for final disposition by the senate as soon as the pending measure, the naval appropriation bill, Is out of the way. Representative Hilling Is absent In New York on business. Senator and Mrs. W. G. Worley, of Klngwood. who spent a week In Baltimore, arrived here yesterday and left for home this afternoon. IN THE 8 Elf AXE. Senator Teller Airs HI* Pw Sllrcr View* and Get* It From (Senator Sherman.; WASHINGTON, D. C., April 29.?Two notable speeches by Senator Teller and Senator Sherman, representing opposing elements on the financial question, were heard In the senate to-day. Mr. Teller addressed himself particularly to the Ohio senator, controverting the views held by him and maintaining that no honest effort had been made In the present Congress to pass a tarlfT bill. The senator referred |n passing to the McKnley candidacy, paying that the motto of "advance agent of prosperity" was delusive, as no prosperity could come until financial conditions were reformed. The climax of Mr. Teller's speech was reached when he announced that he would vote as he spoke, and that he would not hesitate to sep uraic uiaipcu ?ivm imc & ?.?. i/ with which he had been allied for forty years If It pronounced for the gold standard. Mr. Sherman answered Mr. Teller, arguing against a 50-oent silver dollar and announcing thai the time had oome for a decisive opinion from the people. He appealed the case, he said, to the tribunal of the American people at the coming election. The early 1 part of the day was given to speeches by Senators Vilas and Mitchell, of Wisconsin; Palmer and Kyle, eulogizing Pei* Marquette. after which the resolution was adopted accepting the statue of Marquette presented by Wisconsin. The naval appropriation bill Is nominally before the senate, but Is being thrust aside for the incidental tariff and financial debate. Mr. Hale, in charge of the bill, protested vigorously against the distracting debates, declaring that if It continued Congress would remain in "Washington until next fall. In the llonir, WASHINGTON, D. C.. April tf.-The house spent the day in further dslcussion of the bankruptcy bill. Mr. Connolly. (Hep., 111.), spoke In favor of the measure and Mr. W. A. Stone, (Rep., Has.), in opposition to It. Mr. Xewlans In the course of his remarks said that If the Democrats ?t the Chicago convention abandoned free trade and declared f<?r stiver, a fusion ? 1 .-l-.?U... ...KM. \1? 11.. HUUIU Uf tltvwi IIIUB. ? IIIIV ????. vvinitm; of th?? silver element would follow which predicted In the event of the enactment of a free coinage law there would be an universal demand for a bankruptcy law. STARTLING TESTIMONY lu thr Ncolt Jurkioil Trl?l-Pf?rl Ilrvnn Drrayllnted wllllr Allvr. NEWPORT. Ky., April 2?.?Btartllns testimony was Riven this morning In the Jackson murdrr trial, by two women. who confirmed to tome extent the story told by coachman Oeorpe H.Jack nn. Mrs. Selthera who lives on the IJcklng pike and comes to ^en-port on foot every day. testified that about s o'clock.en the morning of Friday, .lanuarv ni. ahe mot two men. ntrangern. who atared at her In mirh a way as to frighten her. 8ho nay* the mail on which she met them wa* used altogether by residents of th?* neighborhood and* It nan ft very unusual thing to nee any other peraon there. Thin la the r?ad over which Jflckaon nays he drove the cab Friday night. The wltneas paid she hn i never a$en Uitpp mu aJncc until thin morning, when ahe recognised them an Jackson and Walling. Mra. AUoe Stelfel. who Uvea on an unfrequented road, between the Lick lnr pike and Alexandria pUf, whtehla also a part of the route described by Jackson testified that after midnight on Friday, January 51, she waa awakened by a dog barking and beard a one horse vehicle passing along the road rapklly. This was a very unusual occurrence hnntrhr If wa.1 some doctor hastening to see a patient. The testimony at Dr. Edwin Fmtnan, of the Cincinnati Electric Medical college, continued until the reccsa. An an expert he testified a* to the condition ot the neck and other part* of Pearl Bryan's body and claimed that the conditions clearly showed that the'bead was amputated when Pearl Bryan waa alive and that her death waa caused by the amputation. JOHN A. HUTCHINSON DEAD. The DUUugnUbtd Lawyer Kxptree mt IIU Home in Parkmberi-llulcli of Ule Urllllant Oftner-i Great Lou to the j State. I Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. PARKERSBURO, W. Va.. April 28.? Surrounded by his wife and family and a few intimate friends, Hon. John A. Hutchinson died at his home here tonight at 7:35 o'clock, aged Ufty-slx. About a year ago Mr. Hutcninson received a bruise which for a long time he treated lightly, although It showed no Indication of healing. On December 18 it showed signs of having developed into a cancer, and he consented to an operation which appeared to aggravate the disease. About the middle of February he consented to go to the Good Samaritan hospital In Cincinnati, where he remained eight weeks and returned not cured, but much improved. Shortly after this, however, his case became worse than ever, until the 19th Instant, when he was pronounced Incurable and given up by the surgeons. Since that time he has been in untold agony, awaiting oeath. He was conscious to the last, and up to the time that he went to Cincinnati attended to much of his legal business. Mr. Hutchinson leaves a wife and six children, nearly all grown, In comfortable circumstances. His death, whioh so closely follows that of Judge Boreman, has cast a pall over the city. The funeral will occur on Friday. John A. Hutchinson was. born in Parkersburg, in 1840, and was therefore fifty-six years of age at the time of his I death. He studied law in the office of the late James M. Stephenson and was admitted to the bar In 1861. He was ! elected prosecuting attorney of Pleasants county in 1862 and served for nine years. In 1863 he was elected to the same office In Wood county, and served until 1870. From 1866 to 1869, he served as prosecuting attorney of the counties of Wood, Wirt, Pleasants and Ritchie, having been elected by the people of all four counties. In 1876-6 Mr. Hutchinson served Wood and Pleasants counties in the legislature. He was during that term of service one of the board of managers on the Impeachment of the auditor and ^n.nru. Wo hni njwRvs been a staunch Republican, and in 1876 was nominated for attorney general on the Republican state ticket, and again In 1884. In 1880 he was the Republican nominee for Congress In the old First district, which was then Democratic by a large majority. His opponent was Colonel Benjamin Wilson, who at the previous election had been elected by a majority of 2.200. but Mr. Hutchinson made such a spirited canvass in 1880 tfht It required the official count to ascertain the result, Mr. Wilson being elected by about one hundred majority. In 1888, after the re-districting of the 1 state, Af r. Hutchinson was the Republican candidate for Congress In the Fourth district, and was defeated by Hon. C. K. Hogg, (Democrat) Since then he has not ben actively engaged in politics, though he has been many times prominently mentioned for various high honors. ' Mr. Hutchinson has lohg been known ; as one of the best of West Virginia's many able lawyers, and for some years past has been the chi^f counsel for the Baltltnore & Ohio Railroad Company , for this stae. He was the author of , two valuable works on law subjects, namely: "Land Titles In Virginia and west Virginia, uuu * nc *-unu Book." These works added greatly to , hlB reputation as an attorney. Hla . forte was trial practice, the examina- < tion and cross-examination always bein* entrusted to him by his aaaociatea. He was engaged in many of the great , criminal eases In the state. Mr. Hutchinson was a man of atu- j dious habits, and was possessed of a < large fund of general information, to which fact much of his success aa a criminal lawyer may be attributed. In , politics as in law, he was bold and ag- , greeaive, and was one of the moat popular public apeakera In the Republican , party. In his death the atate loaea one , of ita moat honored cltlzena, the bar one of its brightest lights and the Re- j publican party one of ita moat dlstln- J guiahed members. LOWERED THE RECORD. Rotten of ?lie Hand Photographed In Fonr j and a Half Second*. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. ! PHILADELPHIA, April 2P.?Professor Arthur W. Goodspeed, of the University of Pennsylvania, baa reduced ( the period of exposure necessary for the ] X-ray photograph to the lowest limit I yet rcached. He has obtained a clear ! picture of the bones of the hand with an exposure of only four and one-half seconds. Professor Good speed haa not the ad- < vantage of any new or unusual apparatus. His success is due to the fact that he ha* made an especial study of the arrangement of the usual apparatus, j namely, the Crookes tube, the Carbutt plate and an Induction coll capable or an eight-Inch spark. So far as known, no other experimenter has boon able to g>t f a rlcor picture with so short an expo*- | ure. , There haa been yoaio disposition to be- . little Proft^ior Roentgen's credit for h's discovery on the ground that It was 1 made by chance. Professor Gondspeed. , who Is a gr?at a?lmlrer of the famou* 1 German, was asked to-day If he thought It true that the discovery was made by chance "Yes," he replied, "It Is true, but he J deserves none the less credit on that ac- 1 count. It Is Just this way: If a man 1 took a stroll in the woods and found a ' ten dnllnr gold piece, he would be per- j haps lucky, but the discovery would be no credit to him whatever. If. on the 1 othVr hand, he made a specialty of geo- 1 logy and hud become convinced that In ( a cert*In place he would find gold, had ; acted on the Impulse, gone and actually ' discovered the Rold. he would deserve ' credit, for he would hnve followed out a definite line of research. That is exactly what Roentgen did." ( Terrible f'lnnrtlinraf. SHEBOYGAN", Wis .April -The In- ? habitants of this place were terrorized \ by a cloudburst about 10 o'clock last nlqht. Residences In the lowlands were Inundated to such a depth that the jk>- , liceand Are departments had to use ! boats In resi ulng the women and chll- j drcn. Many people had narrow escapes from death. The loss of property will foot up thousands of dollars. 1 AGED VETERANS. The Animal G. A. R. Encampment ?t West Virginia AND THE WOMEN'S JJELIEF CORPS la IMtaa at CUrktbmr^TvpdMrwttk Itka kM of VatenuM of ffca IUU Tko CMj Onwiii wllk VblUn wit* mm' Hwytl^lly WilnwrfIttartaM ttr the CtttBwfteta Board of BwMfc Alto la Session. ?????? 6p?clal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. April 28.? The members of the 6. A. R. deportment of West Virginia, the Sons of Veterans and Woman's Relief Department of the G. A. R. are participating in their annual reunion and encampment in this city. In addition to tha above organisations, the State Medical Board are holding the annual state examination tor physicians desiring to prectioe medioine in this state. Tha city is crowded with visitors, and the public buildings, business houses and hundreds of homes are beautifully deoorated. The annual G. A. R. memorial services were held at Golf's chapel yesterday evening, and a large aumence listened to tfte eloquent sermon preached . by the chaplain. Rev. Taylor Riohmond. . The trains brought delegations all night und at 9 o'clock this morning the uifferent patriotic organizations had apnarently captureo the city, for on every street could be seen the G. A. It ensign. The first regular business session, at 10 a.m. to-day at Uie court bouse, was called to order by Commander Richard H. Lee. The following officers were present: Col. Romeo H. Freer, senior vice commander; CapL Maulsby, of Fairmont, junior vice commander; RerTaylor Richmond, chaplain; Hon. L.-A. Martin, of Charleston, assistant adjutant general; and C. B. Mcintosh, of the same place, assistant quartermaster general. The morning session waa spent in discussing the report of the committee on credentials, which being satisfactorily disposed of. an adjournment was ordered until 1:30 p. m. Afternoon Session. The Erst work of the afternoon session was the reading of the report of the pensions committee which, acting under' instructions, had written letters to each congressman and senator from West Virginia protesting against the present vicious interpretation of the pension laws and asking for legislation favorable to the old soldiers. The letters from Messrs. Dovener, Dayton, Huling, Miller and Senator Efflclns, being so fervent In their expressions of sympathy for the cause of the veterans, provoked rounds .of applause. Senator Faulkner's letter was an evasion of the Bubject, expression no opinion and clearly showing that he was far from being in accord w.th the rest of the delegation. The G. A. R. members pro- nounced his letter really amusing. The election of officers resulted a* follows: Commander, Col. R. H. Freer; senior vice commander. CapL Maulsby, of Fairmont; junior vice oomroander, Richard Robertson, of Wheeling. The remaining offloers will be elected tomorrow. The contest for junior vice commander was quite spirited, there being three contestants. Mr. Robertson, however, proved the popular candidate and won easily. This means that he will be the coming man for commander. He is receiving the congratulations of DIB rnenos on an siaea. Aiicr apyujming a committee to wait on the Woman's Relief Corps and Sons of Veter-. ma and extend greetings of the G. A. R. the meeting adjourned at 8 p. m. t;j Tlie Camp-Fir*. lue annual camp fire was held In the court house. The decorations were superb. The First regiment band played several soul stirring airs, and Commander ' X. N. David, of Custer post, came forward as the presiding officer and delivered a short but most eloquent address. He said in part: "We, as comrades of the G. A. R., are met to-night on historic ground. On April 22, 1861. twelve hundred cltisens assembled here and itarted the powerful foroes that changed the geography of a nation, added a new state to the Union, a new star to the flag, and made West Virginia the keystone of the arch of border states that saved the Union from falling to pieces when shaken by the earthquake shock Df civil war. In 1861 we sang our council song with trembling voices and tearful eye. All is changed now, and it Is fitting thai we open these exercises by singing 'America.' We have one country. one flag, one national hymn." The address of welcome, delivered by Hon. C. W. .Lynch, was received with hearty applause, and was responded to by Hon. George J. Wa.ker in a happy I'eln. Then followed army songs and a number of short addresses. Among thoee who spoke were Mrs. Leeds, president of the Woman's Relief Corps; CoL Wilbur Brand, commander ?f the Sons of Veterans: Hon. R. H. Freer, J. G. Glttings (Thlrty-flrst Virginia Confederates?, lion. L. A. Martin. Mrs. Daniel*. Capt. Maulsby, Mrs. Murdock, Richard Robertson, of Wheeling, and others. . Neither the Sons of Veterans nor the Woman's Relief Department will elect Dfflcers until to-morrow. CAPTURED A FILIBUSTERED I Spanish GnuboAt Mitkro a Haul?A Lively Time. HAVANA. April ?9.?The Spanish gunboat Mensagera has captured and brought Into this port the American schooner, Competitor, of Key West, loaded with arms and ammunition, beleved to be Intended for the Insurgents. The men found on board of her are held as prisoners. It appears that the expedition was nn Important one. A number of the filibusters are said to have succeeded In lumping overboard and swimming ishore. Others, however, who Jumped Into the sea, were drowned. It also seems that the Insurgent general. Monson. was a member of the expedition. Che filibusters who succeeded in getting ishore either by swimming or by other means, opened flr** from the swamp m the gunboat which was assisting the government force on shore, and the cvarehlp replied, killing three of the jarty. Weather Forreaat for To-day. frt* W??t Vlnrinla n*rtlv oJmidv weath ?r: probably local thowert; southerly rind*. , ... For Western Pennsylvania an<1 onio, mrtly cloudy vfotlhtr; possibly light to:al rain*; fresh and blink southeasterly, irlnd*. Local Trmprr.it urr. The temperature yesterday ai* observed ? C. Bchnenf. druirclft. corner Foureenth and Market street*. wa? at foi? owe: 7 a. m f?3,3 p. m *7 9 a. <17'" p. II 2iu Weather?Fair. . ' -V