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SkMhwKng 3ntc%cnrcr.
'm KILLED. '
An Mvtul Gasoline Explosion at
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
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
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.
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
Dispatches were also received from
Augusta. St. Paul, and New Orleans,
declaring that the guns had gon*? off
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.
Still Unsettled by the Methodist
General Conference.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
At Bellaire that will Renominate
tUiutord, Opens To-day.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 '
"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
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
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
Iioenl Trm|>rrnf iirr.
Tho temperature yoaterday as observed i
by i\ Hchm-pf. druggist. corner Fourteenth
and Market streets, was aa fol* ,
7 a. m Mil p. tn M \
Pa. in fr'iT P. n> "
12 W| Weather, clear.

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