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"ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. ; WHEELING. W. VA.. TUESDAY, MAY 5. 1896. VOLUME XLIV?NUMBER 21& 'm KILLED. ' An Mvtul Gasoline Explosion at Cincinnati. the loss of life is unknown. ? A Lurge Building Blown Up on Walnut Street. none of occupanrs escaped And the MM of Dead May ba Lengthy, TO* I'pper floors of the Fiva Story Bn tiding that wu Wreeked Occupied u ruu. ml all the Families PerUlied, Eulllnt StfUM About the ItHliu. Panic* lu the Xear-by Hotel*. CINCINNATI, Ohio. May 4.-AI 8 o'clock ta-nlffht the five-story building 430 and *32 Walnut street," between Fourth nr.d Fifth Jtreeta. was blown to the ground by an explosion of gasoline. The fhock was so terrific that It waj felt all over the city, and not one brick upon another Is left In the front, and rear walh of the building, while the adjacent buildings are badly damaged, and the plass in the windows of the Gibson llouw* and largo Johnson buildin* across the street, were all broken. The gla*? was broken out of street cars that were passing at the time and one of th- cars was badly wrecked, but none of the passengers were seriously hurt. All the horses In the Immediate neighborhood broke from their fastenlnjr* and ran away and there was not only Intense excitement, but also the greats: confusion. The explosion took place four doors from the intersection from Fifth and Walnut streets, wheae the ixistoffir* |* located on one side and Fountain Square on the other. No part of ihe city Is crowded more at that time of the evening and there were many thousands of people about Fountain bquare ana in? atuunu the government building. while Walnut street was completely blocked. There were at first teports about fire works being stored In the building, so that there were several stampedes. Several people were slightly hurt livtjiese stampede*. ? The ground floor of 432 Walnut street was occupied by Adolph C. prach as a saloon. He owned that part of the building and the other part Was owned by M. Goldsmith and the first floor of the building at <30 Walnut street was also occupied by a saloon ruft by Louis Fey. The upper floors of the five story building were occupied as flats. It is not known at 10 o'clock how many people were In the flats or how many were in the saloons. but none escaped, as the building' Immediately collapsed. There was no Are to consume the debris and make certain death of all In the building, but the dust and dirt continued flying for a long ttrae so densely that the work of rescuing the victims pr.Hveded with great difficulty, although the police and flre'dAftortments rallied heroically to th? work. Mtmny Prrtihrd. The saloons were said to be quite full of people. One of the barkeepers who was not on duty at Lit time and escapcdjlved in one of the upper flats and was wild with grief because he knew that his wife and four children were the ruins. One of his children was revered, dead, soon after .tjiu explosion. There are wild reports about the extent of the loss of life. Six bodies were recovered up to 9:30 p. m. and It is kniwn that here are many mop*. The firemen are working in the rear and on l?th sides of the wreck, while the poI;' - are keeping the place clear and pro t>ctlr.g the work that is going on to rescue the victims. Part or on** of the side walls 1* still standing and *on' the fifth J'oor. plainly in view by the electric 1 slit. hantfs a picture that was dear to some family occupying the fiat while the <"-cupants are no doubt in the debris, "ne of the children of Mr. Dracha was recovered dead. The body"T>f Mrs. Drach was found f.vin after the explosion, but it could be extricated from the timber and was still in the debris at 10 o'clock. During the evening tbtre was much excitement among the guests In the Gibson House and at all places in that vicinity or Walnut street The excitement was the more intense because It fould not be definitely learned for some time what caused the explosion. It was finally ascertained that the salens In the building had put In their own electric plants for Incandescent lights and had Just secured a gasoline engine with which to run the dynamo. The' plant got out of fix and there was a flash which communicated to the gasoline and caused the explosion. The sudden collapse of the large building smothered everything in the cellars so that there was no fire. The firemen were soon assisted by some expert engineers who made openings through the ba???ment walls of adjacent buildings nnd were recovering some of the victims in that manner. The debris seem "l I" All fall Into one heap ana not scai' r about th#* street, no that there waff th* greatest difficulty In recovering the d?*d bodies and rescuing thf Injured. Although all poifflble effort! were made to rl*ar up th* place. It U conceded tha* It will be Impossible to ascertain the xtont of the loss of llf* to-night. The loss In property Is quite large. Montr RipfrlritMi, Mr. John J. James, of the 8nlt Lake City Herald, was Just leaving the albton house at the time of the explosion, and with his heavy grip wss blown Into ?rj? doorway of an adjoining store. He wit* knocked senseless, but afterward recovered sufficiently to take the .rain to-night for ft. Louis on his wsy west. Noland Davitt. n traveling man for Columbus Carriage Company, was ' .ilklng along the street at the time of explosion and was blown under a car ami killed. ''al Crlm, a well known detective in thi* eity, who worked up the evidence ugalnst Jackson and Walling for the murder of f'earl Mrynn, Is among those known to hav* boen In Orachs' saloon it th" eimr, and now among the victims "f ?h* rulna. At 10 o'clock th*re wer?? ?*re|ve Injured jM-raona nt the hospital. N<#ne of thorn worn oonnMcr^i] aerloualy Injured. A ihe night panned, the aoenea about Ui' wrecked building Warn* more ?!l ??r?-?iruc thnn ever. Womn whoa? hua?fi'i? nn'l nona ho*! not retched home to -.r n o'clock came down fo the fountain Hquin and filled up tho apace ' out the government building, where thry wer* weeping and crying about M-!r frl"nda l?elng In the wrecked tmlld; k There were quit* n number of in^'i nrr.ong tlieae weeping one*. H?v*ral rnr-n felt confident that their were in the large rooma at the time .'ind among the victim*. At 10:.TO the 'hrce-ynr-old boy of ^dolph Draclsa v im taken from the ruin* ao badly hurt 'hat he in not likely to live. Hla aged Krnndfnther waa among thoae who had come to the acono and aoon learned that Mr. Drnchs' youngest child had been taken out dead; lit* three-year-old boy waa taken out feriously Injured, and that tho body of Mr*. Draohs could not be extricated from tho heavy timber*. The old man broke down under the news and is to a serious conviVUon. The Victim*. Before midnight it was Known thott six were killed and eighteen injured, but the work of removing tho dcbrla had proceeded so slowly that the goneri al estimate of the killed and wounded greatly exceed ihls number. The family of Adolph Draoh suffered most severely. Mr. Drarh and his* Wife are numlM-red among lh?* dead. bU seven-year-old daughter Is dead and his inrvc-yunr-om ouy us wiievra 10 ue uylng. Noland Davit,a travelling man fur the Colinuhlu Carriage Company, of Hamilton, Ohio, and two others unidentified. complete the-list of those known to be dead. Among the Injured were 8ld Johnson, barkeeper for I^oulu Fc>*. arm broken. Billy Cook, water work? employe, arm broken. Itarbara Hutlexon. leg broken. Joseph Memmel, not serious. Harry liarwlck. water works employe. out on the head. Fred, liealy .arm and shouder injured. Motorman 8 toff el, Joseph Sprague, porter; Conductor Folllard, Fisher, Huron. William Lauth, William Lohelde. II. K. Huntwlck, book-keeper. S. 8. Well*, clerk. W. D. Crosby, paper hanger, W. Wllllard E. Cook, J. D. Ward, race horse man. of Toledo. O. j Among the missing who are believed | to be In the ruins are: It. A. Frlck. of Norwood. Joseph Worthner, bar-keeper, 1/ouis Fey, wife and baby. also two servant girls In the families o? Fey and Drarh. A . A most touching scene occurred wh?n Fireman John McCarthy found bis bra; ther pinioned under a heavy beam and begging the men above to kill him. McCarthy said there were three other men near him ami they were allve.,The moet heroic effort to liberate the sufferers are being made up to midnight. It was thought early In the evening that Mrs. Drarh, as well as her husband, was killed. The body of Mrv Drarh was recovered and toffen to th? morgue. As Mrs. Drach was kopwn to be In her flat at the time of the explosion j she was counted among the dead, but h?r body was reached shortly before midnight and she was found to be still | alive. She was suffering Intense pain , and all of the efforts of the workmen I failed to resrue her. Up to 12:30 they have been able to talk to her for over an hour, while she remains pinioned under a heavy beam. Jaek McCarthy, Peter Bums and Charles Fllley were taken out of the mlna nllw *ltlt If (h fpnrefl none of them will live. McCarthy. Rurns and Fllley were rescued by digging through the walls of an adjacent building. It Is. however. Impossible to rescue Mrs. Drach. even In this manner. At 12:30 to-night they furnished her something to drink and are providing for her a* best they can. Her feet are under an Immense beam and are probably crushed. It may ?*? necessary to amputate them In order to save her life. Cal Crlm. who was supposed to be among th?? victims, turned up all right i to-night and the dectectlve will con- I tlnue his work In the Scott Jackson case. Workmen report at 12:45 that one of j Mrs. Drach's children was certainly still alive, na they could plainly hear It calling "Mamma.". They said that the servant girl of Mr*. Drach. name unknown, was dead and lying by Mrs. Drach's side. This does not. however, Increase the number of ^ho*e killed, as Mra Drach had been inin thnt list. LATER?The workmen liberated Mrs. DrarU after 1 o'clock, also her little i child, and they were taken to the hospl- | tal. Her feot are badly crushed, but sh?* and her child will recover. The dead body of Mamie Kennedy, a domestic, was recovered at the same time and taken to the morgue. The process of operation through the holes In the adjoining walls and foundations prove quite effectual, but even .through these channels. Prick*. Ijiuth and Lohelde could not reached up to two o'clock, although they are known to be still In the debris. NIAGARA CHAINED. Opening of the Orent Klrotrtenl Kxpoal* llnu In Jfc%r York by Uorernor 5IoHon. I NEW YORK, May 4.-The national I electrical exposition under the auspices of the National Electric Light I Association opened at the Grand Central Palace to-night. It was opened by 1 the pressing of a gn\d key by the chief executive of the state. Governor Morton. whlrh sent out an elertrlc current that discharged a cannon in San Francisco. New Orleans, St. Paul. Augusta, Maine, And Jxmdon. England, and from the roof of the exposition building, An Immense crowd attended the opening. Governor Morton spoke as follows: "I feel honored by the invitation which you have extended to me to release the electric current generated by the power of the great cataract at XI-' a Kara and in accordance with your wishes. I now declare this exposition duly opened." The following telegram was received from Mayor Taylor, of Kan Francisco: "San Francisco recognizes the electrlc chaining of Niagara as the one supreme triumph of till* wonderful age. It is the triumph of mind over matter, the result of undreamed of progress and therefore commands our congratulations." W. H. Prece, who,has charge of the land forces of Ureal Urlialn. telegraphs In answer to the signal given: "Wish your exposition every possible success." Dispatches were also received from Augusta. St. Paul, and New Orleans, declaring that the guns had gon*? off satisfactorily. When Governor Morton turned the key a volume of fluorescent light danced through the tubes that environed the place where ho stood. .Simultaneously the electric lights Around the different exhibits blared out In different colors and created u sight that looked like a scene from Fairyland. one of the most lnterentltig of the exhibit* was tb" ICdlson apparatus showing the telegraph and telephone apparatuses, the earliest forms <?f elec- | trie lighting, transmission motors anil models nnd miscellaneous exhibits, together with four seta of apparatus with j which experts gave exhibitions or the I rtoentgem raya so arranged that by using the fluoroscopy put Into their j imniia. m?onle were able to Inspect their uvsn iinal'imlM. Want a fomilf Coiivrntlon. flpeclnl Ulxpiitch to tho IntHllffcneer fllARLKSTON, W. Vn., May 4.-Pe. fill*?fih were circulated to-day fiidclnfr | Major J. I?. Dana to cnU dlMrlct con- i ventlone on Mny 23 to appoint doloKatee to a county convention to he held on May 25 In Clinrteaton f??r tne purjKW of nominating a Republican county ticket and appointing a comity executive commltt*-'-. The p'nxona pi von for tin* anion hi (ii?- action of the pronent county committer In rofufllntf to plricij. \\. Oofhorn ":i tho ticket to ho vottU at the primary election; that the algnora believe the committee la dlaruptlnN' tho party In Kanawha county. Tho petition!* already have over COO alguaturos. WOMAN QUESTION Still Unsettled by the Methodist General Conference. THE WOMEN MAKE A NEW MOVE For the Hake of Harmony, tint the Fight Uoei Ou?It Sow Look* u If the Woman Delegate Came will Win?Two Commit tee lleporta-Dlahnp Foil on the Qure?Uh nrCr?lln? Mi.r. Ul.hn..rlM_U'll1? Difference of Opinion. CLEVELAND. Ohio, May 4.-The anticipation of a disposition of the woman question called out a largo attendance at the general M. E. conference this morning. Tho delegates were early In their gnats and the spectators were more numerous than on any previous day. 13lshop Merrill, of Chicago, presided, and after devotional exercises, Dr. Mueller, of Cleveland, presented a resolution favoring arbitration for all English-speaking countries, which was adopted, and a copy ordered sent to the President of the United States. Tho exciting feature of the day was when Dr. Monroe presented to the conference a written statement from four women delegates. It looked as though this statement might solve the perplexed women question, but It did not. Following is part of the statement: "While we regard ourselves as laymen In the full sense of the term, and hold that the lay electoral conferences are entitled, under the amendment of 1SM-72, to choose their delegates. subject only to the restrictions .therein specified, we are unwilling to seem to insist upon personal rights which are In dispute. \ . "The chief question at Issue now seems to us to arise over the method to be pursued. Upon this we recognise honest differences of opinions among the most intelligent and conscientious members. It seems to us that were the conference rettevefi from the which our presence occasions. It might speedily devise a plan of admission up on wnicn inp Rirai mnjwrii; ui *uc members could agree. While we slncerely regret to disappoint the chivalrous champions of woman's eligibility, we cannot consent to a protracted debate over our personal eligibility to this conference, with the alienations, which we fear, such a struggle might cause, when the principle not easily provoked, thlnkest no evlL "We, therefore, cheerfully relinquish in your honorable body and await such a settlement of a long vexed question as your wisdom may devise, confident that your action will embody the spirit of the golden rule. We desire to express our appreciation of the courtesy shown us and assure you that we shsll continue to pray and to labor for the prosperity of our Zlon." The statement was presented by Jane F. Bashford, Louis S.Parker and Ada C. Butcher. No aoonar had ths-communication of the women delegates been ofTered than Dr. Kynett. chairman of the committee on eligibility, submitted the majority report of the committee. It briefly announced that the committee had decided that the women were entitled to seat3 In the convention. Several delegates arose to defend tho report, but there was a unlvorsHl demand for the minority report. It was a lengthy document and was read by T. B. Neely, of Philadelphia. It found that the challenge of the eligibility of the .women whose names appear on the roll of the conference Is sustained and that the election of women by lay electoral conferences are Illegal acts, and that to Kent the claimants would tend to destroy all respect for that constitution nt ih.? rhnrrh and for the dt'dsions and Interpretations of the general conference. After extended debate on the merits of the two reports further dlscusnlon wan postponed until afternoon, when it will be resumed an a special order of business. The conference then adjourned. The thirteen standing committees ond the special committee on Ep worth League, organised permanently thin afternoon and will begin work to-morrow. Among them arc tho committees which will consider the advisability of having more lhat which will mak?> a recommendation on the proposition to mitigate the severity of the rule governing the Itinerary of ministers. Bishop Foes said to the Associated Press agent to-day: "I believe that more of the bishops than not think that our number should Ik* Increased by three or four. The minority. however, is very strong. My Idea, If mor?? more bishops are chosen. In not to inuke bishoprics of India, China. Africa, etc.. but to have them blnhoprlcs In the general sense, so that we can devote what time Is neces?ury to this country and certain of us go to foreign lands for what time Is needed there." The supporters of the women delegate cause to-night claim that they have certainly won the victory and that the final vote will seat the women. Their opponents, however, while they concede that the other side bus had a large majority of the delegates from the Htart. declare their belief that the tide was turned by the speeches In the conference t<>-day. The debate will he resumed In the conference to-morrow nt 10 o'clock. It In stated to-night thnt Rev. A. F. Kolasxewskl. pan tor of the Independent fnthr.ti< i-hiirrh of the Innnacti Into Heart of tho Hlcffied Virgin, linn npproiched Chftplnln McCnbe with a proposition to turn hit* church with Itn eon(T?"imtlon to tho Methodlut denomlnntlon. ftfrlkra Iti.Vmnrk. NEWARK, N. J.t May 4.?About 1.300 carpenter* In thin city wont on ntrlkr to-day for nn lncrcnw of pay to fz 7"> a dny. Tho boMCtt want to pay only 2."? cent* nn hour for ton hour*' work. II In nald th?t If tho Htrlke l? not nettled Boon, the carpenter? will call upon tha local nnBembilen In otlo-r brnnehoH of trnden for Bymputhy, ami If (iccMiury to Join In tli<' atrike. About .KH) mnxoni"' Inborern also went on Htrlko to-day for nn Increnco of two cents nn hour, or 10 cent*, a dny. They noon valncd their point nml went hack to work. I'lr* nt Ilnrrnlo, BUFPAIiO. N*. v.. May 4.-Flre hroke out In the four atory brick build* ln?r at No.i, 10) i.? ltifl Hurl toulKht And before tin* blaso waa extlnKiilMhcd in tlio Interior of tho building win ironically mini'" ? "tanta <lo?lrtiy?<1, . ntnlllmr n I.ikk Hint If oMIinnted ?l n.nrly Jino.ono The occupant* or tin' iiuiiiliiiK were the (lutnlyour ltul?l? r Cninpiiny. H"' WlllIiiiti Hi mp*ror f.'iiipiuiy ""'I Hxclilor llunuMaturln* Conijuiny. ..r which th> nrm? o( Abrumn fr Hymnn nr.- proprlntom. TW? bulldln* In owned by the Coll cslato THE FIRST SKIRMISH Over the Kaval Appropriation Mill in the llonte-Mr. Ilottirllr Carries HU Point. Klvrranml Harbors fllll In theHenatr. >. ASH1NGTGN, May 4.?The flrat Hklrminh over the senate amendment to the naval appropriation bill, reducing the number of battleships provided for In that bill from four to two, occurred In the house to-day, when Mr. Boutelle, chairman of the naval committee, moved to non-concur In all the senato amendments and request a conference of the senate. Mr. Boutelle undertook to chastise nome of tho senator* for their mcon- i slstency. He referred to the war scares of tho past winter and the bellicose resolutions Introduced In the senate and then sarcastically contrasted the war fklk of some of the senatore with their votes to reduce the number of battleships provided for In the bill. Mr. Qulgg (Rev-. N. Y.) called Mr. Boutelle to order for criticising members of the upper house, and was sustained by the chair after somo lively sparring. Mr. Bo'utelle, however, accomplished all he had Intended, despite the chair's ruling. Subsequently Mr. Sayers, of Texas, moved to concur In the senate amendment reducing the number of battleships, but by consent the motion went over for aotlon until to-morrow, when it is likely that the whole question of large appropriations at this time will come up. Ill the Senate. The outlined programme for the senate procedure this week was shattered early in the day's session by two unexpected motions. When the Intended action to consider the river and harbor bill was attempted It was antagonized by a motion of Turple (Oein., Ind.) to consider the JDupont election case. Mr. Mitchell, with considerable display of feeling, sought to prevent this course, but by an aye and nay vote, resulting 22 to SI, the senate decided to take up the Dupont crise. Later an agreement was effected to postpone the matter until the river and harbor bill was passed, the final vote In the election case to be taken two days after consideration was begun. At 2 o'clock the unfinished business came up In the form of the bond Investigation resolution. Mr. Peffer refused to further delay the matter and his motion to proceed wUh tho resohtvton svas uoheld bv SB. to 28. thus displacing the river and harbor bn.. Mr. Hill thereupon took the floor and spoke until adjournment. He will proceed to-morrow. A HORRIBLE CEDCS Almoat In the Shallow of tha National Capitol?A Yonng Girl Bratally Mrtrdrr?d. WA8HTNOTON, May 4.?Elsie Kreglo, a white girl slxten years old, wm murdered to-day in a ravine near the national zo-ologlcal park. Tho body waa found in a small creek about 100 yards from the -girl's home. Cries for help were heurd by the Kroglo family, and a sister and a colored boy rushed to the scene whence the criea preceded. They found Elsie standing in a creek of ilisllnnr waun between two hilts. The latter, however, overcome by loss of blood and exhaustion, fell back dead Into the water before help arrived. The girl's throat had been gashed six times with a knife. No arrests have been made. The circumstances of the murder are such as to make It one of peculiar atrocity. The young victim's clothes were partly torn from her body and strewn about for quite a distance, showing that she had made a desperate resistance against (ho attempts or nor assailants, who. the officers believe. sought to criminally assault her. Tho pathway leading to tho oottorn of tho ravlno was bespattered with blood ,and tho water In which she was stnndlng was rod with It when she was found. The affair has caused much excitement. A lady riding In the vicinity ubout tho time of the murder saw a negro running across the road Just at that time and this, besides tho finding of a pistol nearby. Is the only clue. The Kreglo family are Industrious working people and tho victim was one of five sinters. THE JACKSON TRIAL Sennattotial Evidence which Appears to Ituvr fleen Concocted. NEWPORT. Ky . May 4.-Judge J. B. l^ocke, who owns the farm where the body of Pearl Bryan was found, testified that he found two spots of blood on the ground and also found blood on the leaves of the bushes. He also said that he saw marks of tho wheels of a carriage on the grass close besldo tho gate which led from the road to the spot where the body was found. He went up the road away from Cincinnati to see If he could find where the carriage had turned and found no marks of that kind. This corroborates George Jackson's story. according to which tho carriage turned on the road lu the other dtrcotlon. The most sensational evidence was given to-day by William It. Trusty, of Urbana, 111. He was a brakeman on the Southern railroad at the time of Pearl Bryan's murder. He testified to meeting Emma Evans at 10 o'clock on the night of tho murder. They were Joined by an old doctor who was a friend of the woman. Through these parties Trusty was employed to drtvo a cub. They stopped nt a house. on George street. In the Tenderloin district, where tho doctor curried the body of a woman from tho house Into the cab. Then they drove across the Newport bridge and stopped near the place where Pearl Bryan's body was found th* next morning. The old man carried the body across the fence and afterward* they drove back to Cincinnati. Trusty testified that they drove a gray horse and rig similar to the one thnt George Jackson described. The old doctor, whom, name Trusty never learned, gave him $10 for the Job. Trusty afterward returned to his home at lTrbana. Ills., where he told the story about the midnight drive to IiIh father. The witness Identified certain letters on cross-examination. One wmh to pearl Bryan's futher from William T. Trusty, the father of the witness, stilting tluit Trusty and his son were related to a detective and that they could solve the mystery of Pearl Bryan's murder. Mr. Bryan referred the letters to mr 1!iiv*h. his attorney. Mr. Hay mi afterwards received lettors from Trusty rollcltlnpr employment for hlmsolf, tolling that the defense would prove that 1'earl died In Cincinnati, ami that ho and hi* nop and their cousin, wlu? la a detective, omild thwart thin evidence. The cross-examination ?!?<? showed that their cousin was John Howard. who had considerable experience In working: up testimony. Tho prosecution presented evldenco thnt William It. Trusty had been under sentence' and sensational evidence was produced about Father Anderaon and Howard, specially In this ease, CI WISH, absolute, permanent euros have given Hood's Hnrsaparllla the largest sales in the world and the tlrst olaco among medlolnee, 3 THE CONVENTION At Bellaire that will Renominate tUiutord, Opens To-day. THE PRESENT REPRESENTATIVE Ilaa So Opposition In Ilia Dlatrtet# ? * will Im Nominated by AceUmtllou. Lively Contest far the Honor of Voting A.r Molf Inl.o .1 HI. lAllll MMiri. Gill. I Cunningham and Mcftarran are (hi j [ Candidate*?The flitaetlou Sited Up. J The candidates and delegates to the I congreslonal convention of the Sixteenth 1 ! Ohio district, to be held at Bellalre to- j day, began to gather there yesterday. J Tho flrat to arrive on the ground was j Congressman Lorenao Danford, whose renomlnatlon will be by acclamation, i This is his first visit home since ha took bis seat last December, and he was called upon by quite a number of citizens and delegates uuring the evening. Always a favorite In this section, he is a greater one to-day, because of his unflinching devotion to tho principles of the Republican party that brought prosperity, not only to tho Ohio valley but the whole oountry. A tried, true devoted McKlnley man, he has faith that the will of the people In a country like this must always prevalL The second distinguished guest to drop Into town waa Hon. J. J. GIU, of Steubenvllle, surrounded by a host of admiring friends, who were Joined by more at Bellalre. Mr. GUI Will be selected as one of the delegates to the St I*ou1b convention practically without opposition, perhaps without any at all. It was expected that Major Cunning ham anil Dr. McOavran, of Cadiz, wouiu both arrive late In the evening. Both are can (Hates for delegate to St. Louis, and In the contest In their home county Dr. McGavran secured fourteen delepates and Major Cunningham twelve. But both will go into the convention and the best figure* obtainable laat night gave Major Cunningham ttlty-flve vote* and Dr. McGavran forty, without counting the votes of Belmont and Monroe at all. Belmont has sixty-five votes and Monroe sixteen. In the convention there will be 176 votes and 89 will bo neoesury to a choice. With eighty-one votes not reckoned at all in the estimate given where Major Cunningham needs thirty-four vote* and Dr. McGavran forty-nine, the reader can do his own guessing. If the Intelligencer was to guess at all It would name Major Cunningham as the winner. The matter of alternates has not figured In the convention at all so far, but one of them may be given to Belmont, as Col, W. A. Hunt and Hon. J. C. Helnleln are both mentioned, but the probabilities are that one will go to Monroe county and the other to the defeated candiate for delegate from Harrison, while the elector will likely go to Carroll county. PHESTON'S PRIM ABIES. Republicans Poll a llrarfVole and (he Itmnlt is C'Iom. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. KING WOOD. W. Va.. May 4.-The Republican primary election was held in inin cuuiu) aiuuiua; aiic?vwu 2 to 7 p. tn. One of the largest votes ever cast In the county was polled, and the count has been greatly delayed on account of the length of the ticket. Six precincts of the thirty-six In the county are yet to report, but they are small and nre not lucly to change the result except possibly on sheriff and assessor on the west fide. Estimating the missing precincts on the basin of those In, It Is generally conceded that the following ticket has been nominated: Sheriff. Lloyd C. Shaffer; prosecuting attorney. D. M. Watting; clerk of circuit court, John W. Watson; clerk of county court. George A. Walls; house of delegates, west side. J. W. White; house of delegates, enst side, William H. Glover; assesor, west side. Thomas M. Summers; assesor, east side, A. K. Fearer; surveyor of lands, A. F. McMlllen. The contest ror sheriff and assessor, east side. Is very close. Mr. Shaffer will not lead Mr. Lenhart by mor** than fifty votes, and he may yet be nominated. WUUam F. Menlor Is giving Summers u close race and may win yet. Walla, for clerk county court, was fought hard, but he came out of the light with a majority over all three of his competitors? a signal victory for the young Republican element in the party which is forging to the front Mr. vtiover has nearly 1.(100 majority over ex-State-Senator John P. Jones for houso of delegates. Mr. White hod no opposition. The ticket will be one of the strongest ever put up by the part^ The D?lr|fot I'ltrd. Special Dlnpatch to the Intelligencer. HINTON, W. Va.. May 4.-The Democratic executive committee of the Third congressional district met In this city to-day and after a sharp contest selected Charleston as the place for holding the Third congressional tllfftrlct convention. The date was not flxed. BHIE7 TELEGRAMS. The true amount of the gold reserve In the treasury Is now $121,612,576. The street car strike In Milwaukee In on In full force. Only a half doxen ears were running yesterday. The socialists were successful In the municipal elections In Marsallles, Laclotat. Narbonne, Cotte, Calais, Robalx, and Carmaux, In France. Captain John F. McOlenxy. retired. I'nlted States Navy, died In Washington yesterday. Me was a native of Pennsylvania, resided In Richmond, Va.. and entered the navy In 1857. After the coronation of the czar of Russia Li Hung Chang. the Chinese premier, will visit the treaty powers with the objeet In view of Inducing them to agree to an Incrense of the ndvalorem on Imports at all treaty ports. J. L. Cowan, the absconding Pittsburgh lumber denier, who was captured In Central America, has been brought buck by the authorities. II* has made a full confession, and Implicates n number of people whonn names are kept s??crot. The Initial stop Imp been taken by the employes of tho Adams Express Company In n strike thnt may affrrt 10,000 men employed by thnt corporation. The strike Is against a heavy cut In wages ami on Increase In working hours, and will InclnAfy cteTk*. driver*, porter* w\d stablemen. Tin* national executive committee of the Knights of Labor will arrive In I'ltsburich to-day to try the thirtyseven members of the window kIhsh union whom President llurns charges with Insubordination. Tho accused men expect to net a permanent Injunction from tho courts restraining tho executive board from proceeding with the trial. ASSASSIN CONFESSED. The Harder ofthilluh mf PmladuOvt* oomt of m CoBiplrMf. (topjnsni, Ibjo, or me mbdci>ii? rt cm./ | TEHERAN, May 4.?It baa been definitely ascertained thai th* assossta ot tho late ahah of Persia, K&z.* Ed Din, who was fatally shot near tho heart during the afternoon of Friday last, while entering the Inner part of the shrlu? of Shah Abdul Azln, as exclu- , slvely telegraphed to the Associated 'Press from here on Friday afternoon* Is Mollah Reza, a follower of the well known agitator, Sheikh Jem Aleddln, who was exiled in 1891 after having been convicted of high treason. The prisoner has confessed that the assassination of the shah was tho outcome of a deliberately and long planned conspiracy and that ho (Reza) was chosen to do the deed. The assassin has also admitted that upon many occasions he has succeeded In aproaohlna the late Shah under various disguises, but it was not until Friday last, In the mosque of Shah Abdul Azin, that ho got near enough to fire the fatal shot The murderer is believed to have a number of accomplices. He has already admitted that eight person* were in the conspiracy. Two of them, who have been arrested, are the prisoner's nieces. They are both domestics, employed until mado prisoners, in the harem of the shah. Reza has confessed that the I ?!? ! trnnt cnninlrntnrii Informed r?? gardlng the movements of the ahah, and, on Friday morning, the chosen assassin waa Informed that the shah In| tended to visit the shrine of Suetan I Abdul Azin. Finally Rota has Informed the auI thorltles that he intended to commit suicide by blowing out his brains, as I noon as he was certain that he bad killed the shah. but. he added, he was seised and disarmed before he could carry I out his Intentions Tho enthronement of the new shah, MuzaJTer Ed Din, at Tabriz, on Saturday. whs accomplished without any disorder being: recorded, and his majesty started soon afterwards for the city to attend the funeral of his father whose body has been embalmed and will be Interred at Koom. The new shah's eldest brother. Massoud Mlrza, governor of Ishpan, waa one of the first to profess allegiance to the new shah. No ground has bttn found for the report that Massoud Mlrza was In any way connected with the fatal conapiracy. The prisoner later made a further confe*?k>n. admitting that conspirators had also planned to murder the grand vizier. THE TBAlfSVAAL. Inside of the Revolt Gradaally Coming to 1.1ft ht. (Copyright. 1896. by the Associated Press.) CAPE TOWN. May 4.-A long telegraphic correspondence between Sir Hercules Robinson. Dr. W. J. Leyde secretary of state of the South Africaa republic and Sir Jacobus A. Dewett, "?<"?? " Pr?tnHo onvurlnp tha il period between April 20 and April 30, J has been published. In brief it shows the extreme disquiteuds prevailing in the Transvaal at the time in regard to tbe alleged massing of British troops on the western border of the Transvaal republic, or In the vicinity of Mafeklng. It appears that President Krueger was not Inclined to accept the assurance of Str Hercules Hoblason that tbe gathering was not one of hostile Intent and that troops were not being held at M of eking, but were being started u promptly as possible for Buluwayo and elsewhere. , * 8lr Jacobus A. De Wett Anally proposed with the approval of President Kruger the sending of a joint commission of Boers and Englishmen to inquire Into the reported gathering of j British troops at Mafeklng. To this Sir Hercules Robinson replied that he trusted he would have no more such preposterous proposals. THE'CUBAN REBELLION. Insurgent* Bnrn Another Village, According to Spontih Report*. HAVANA. May 4. ? The Insurgent leaders Mora Vllianuva ana ueigaao, at the head of about 1,000 men. have burned the village of Punta Bravo, near this city. The Spanish forces from San Qulntin and the guerilla forces from the neighboring forts attacked the insurgents and repulsed them with a loss of forty killed. Several of the Inhabitants of the village are said to have been burned to death In their dwellings. Near Amonlllas, province of Matanaas, the insurgents are reported to have killed with machetes the wife of Mauriclo Jimenez and her t^'o daughters, < respectively eight and ten years of age. The home of the Jimenez family was af- ^ terwards burned by the insurgents. Garcia is reported to be near Gulsa, j In the Manzanlllo district of the pro- ^ vlnce of Santiago de Cuba, concentrating his forces after the engagement at I Cascarajlcara. Antonld Socorros, son of the noted insurgent leader of that name, was among those who were killed at the last . " j engagement at Lechuzu, Plnar del Rio. Vnrona, the Insurgent leader, is re- 3 ported to have been killed by his own ' followers. "Willie" wu Berry, LONDON. May 4.?"Willie" Wilde, brother of Oscar Wilde, and formerly the husband of Mrs. Frank Leslie, of i New York, was charged at the Marlbnrough street police court to-day with having been drunk and disorderly on Saturday night last and with having tried to force his way Into the Crltlron restaurant. Willie told the magistrate he was sorry and was fined Ave shillings. WW Virniiim rnmun.. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. May 4.-The followIns pensions have been granted to West Virginians: Orlsrlnnl--George R Crawford, Wellsburg; Waller Gray, Wick; Samuel Phillips MoCormlck. (deceased), Bu|k? i hannon: John A. Hoggs. Guyandotte; George P. Dllllun, Winfleld; William Pauley, Teaya. Renewal?William Arnett. Rou. Reissue?Josepu 8. Orltton, Summer*. Original Wldowa, Ac.?Mnry M. Cork, Clarksburg: Nancy S. Fortnoy. Park* erahurg; Amanda Harding. Ultindon; Mary A. Schnlod. Wheeling; Florida Sullivan. ( unkaburg; Amanda I. Oafoorn. Claude; Mary A. Eaklr, Connlnga. Increase? Charlea W. Mnyea, Aahton; Adolphua Ayrea, .lobe. Wmtltrr Knrmuit fvr To-il *y? For Weal Virginia, fair, southerly to westerly wind#. Por Western Pennsylvania nnu Onltk, generally fair, light to fresh northwesterly winds on the lakes, cooler In northorn portion. Iioenl Trm|>rrnf iirr. Tho temperature yoaterday as observed i by i\ Hchm-pf. druggist. corner Fourteenth and Market streets, was aa fol* , lows; 7 a. m Mil p. tn M \ Pa. in fr'iT P. n> " 12 W| Weather, clear.