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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.
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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.
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