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"ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 6. 1896. YOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 219*
I WAS NO FLAW
I In the Intelligencer's Expose of
I the Watts Programme.
I THE DKAL WAS ACTUALLY MADE
I And *x-Coi?*rssnum Aldsrson Is SlaUtl
tor ?9Cfttm?jr of ftete-The Charleston
I Crow<> I'm Arnmftd th? Clrsw to Suit
ItMlfaud Is to Ibrt tits Support of the
" ?? ka ob.
WHteiin* utk?H-V??
potrd by (be Combine*
Epfcial Dispatch to the Intelligences
WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 5.-H is
pleasant to observe and to be Informed
that there is no flaw in the Intelligencer's
expose of the Watts gubernatorial
programme. That Mr. Alderson Ii slated
(or secretary of state la not denied
and the only effect the premature publication
of the plan can have Is to prevent
General Watts, versatile politician
that he is, from offering the same
plum as an inducement to other aspiring
politicians in other sections In
return to their several boosts to the
Watts boom.
It is said here that the Watts boom
is to be formally started In Wheeling
and will have the endorsement of the
Wheeling Register, if. Indeed, that paper
has not already announced Itself in
llm' with the combination which looks
to giving the Ksnawha end of the state
everything In sight. Colonel C. L.
Smith, of Fairmont, isn't to be In it, according
to the programme, and is to
have the active opposition of the Register.
I
The Democratic statesmen of the
Kanawha valley have shown such remarkable
ability In the line of manufacturing
surprises that the political
world refused to stand still the other
day. Bre'r Donnelly, of the Charleston
Gazette. nominated Daniel Manning
for the presidency. Thunder in i
some degree had been anticipated and ,
~*"**' ?Wfuthlnrton '
that not onlr the Gazette but every
other Democratic paper in the state was
clamoring for a dead man's name to'be
u?ed as a party shlboleth, it was accepted
as a .mere matter of course,
and those who preferred living Coesar
Cleveland to a deceased statesman dismissed
the suggestion with a sigh of
jrratltude that at last the West Virginia
Democrats had ceasedvTo vote for
Hickory Jackson.
The latest sensation, .however, la
giving the Washington .contingent a
*pasm of genuine astonishment. It Is
nothing short of the announcement
that 'The two Chlltons," William E.anfl
Joe. have organised a circus which, it Is
understood, will be employed for campaign
purposes up hill and down dole,
from the present until the close of the
rampalgn. The aggregation. Is said to
be complete, which means that "East
*Vind" Wilson Is to have a leading part,
probably as the brass band, and that
Hob Carr's ability to ride three political
horses at one and at the same time will
be a conspicuous feature.
The posters are not yet displayed to
view and contrary to usage the "small
Mils" fall to give particulars, but that
Candidate Watts and the Kanawha
combine will be allied to the Chlltonlan
sensation balloon pool, may be considered
possible, if the coalition can be effected
on the quiet.
There will be other attractions and
5tars galore, the purpose being to draw
a. crotfd. Other means to the same
end are sadly wanting.
ur? ;y. ?? -. ? ?? ?> >?. ?
prominent business citlsen. la at present
*>J6urnlng in Washington.
Ohtraa B. Kemuver, an active young
publiean of Grafton, has been In
>wn since Sunday. He will 1-avo for
b me to-morrow to continue his advoracy
of Attorney LaFollette'a nomination
for stat,e auditor.
1H THE SENATE.
Hill 9(111 Trying to T&lk the Bond RcmIntlon
to Death.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. stkr 5.-S?n?tor
Hill added another day?the fifth?
In opposition to the bond resolution In
the senate to-day. Early In the day
Mr. Peffer, suthor of the resolution, announced
that he would se#k to force a
vote to-night by holding the senate in
rosaion unless the resolution was disposed
of. It was evident, however, that
th* senators were not disposed to submit
to the hardships of a protracted and
possibly an all-nleht session, and Mr.
l'rfler did not carry out His announced
purpose. He stated, however, that the
resolution would certslnly pans tomorrow,
which, however. Is doubtful In
view of Mr. Hill's apparent ability to
BKak Indefinitely.
Mr Pettlgrew (Rep., S. D.) supported
the bond resolution and severely criticised
the administration of the treasury.
The senator also criticised Mr.
Stirrinan for his recent approval of the
treasury administration. Bome progr?*?s
wns made on the rlvera and harbor*
bill by taking it up in the morning
hour. Th?? only changes made to-day
tvere thoee restoring the authorization
of contracts of Sl.403.0o0 for tfnblne
Pas*. Texas, and J3S7.000 for Havauuah,
' a., i.nriwr.
A number of pension bills were passed
nt the c|ox*? of the day.
U m-n the sonata met Mr. Call (Dem.,
Kin ) introduced a resolution requesting
the President to protest against theex;?Jr??j
of American citizens taken on
board the schooner Competitor by a
Ppanlnh gunboat and to demand of
flpnln that the prisoners shall not !??
lubjected to cruel treatment. Mr. Call
nsk*?d the Immediate adoption of the
resolution, and on it vh'ii voce vote It
uae adopted fcith a faint response, few
fnators l>elng present. Mr. Wolcott
H??p., Col.) quickly Interposed, pointing
out that this was a surprising
r< urso, directing it protest and demand
n Spain without any consideration.
Mr. Call instated that i..e case was urgent.
reports being current that tho
prisoners were to be oxeeuted. If
ireat Britain was Involved there would
b" no hesitation In protesting. Mr.
Wr.jcott answered that If the facta were
a* Mr Call stated it was th* duty of the
President to proteet and It was premature
for the senate to request th? i'resld?nt
to do his duty. He objected to Immediate
action and the reeolutlon went
over.
TOE H0UBE~P0R DE7EW8E.
Itrfiispa tnCouriir In* Ilia Appro
prtntloit for T?t? lt? 11 trail Ipn, mill Or
l?r? Ki?nr-A htrrly DfJmle.
" 'AHIflNOTON. P. C.. Msy 8.?Tho
"pponema "f four battleships sustain...
?u*.mkklMln* /Infant In ihn hmiM
'lay on the proportion to arrvpt the
*?nat* Amendment to the nival appro*
IMi.itlon bill, reducing the number to
t Mr. Hayera. (Dom.. Te*an), *x'hxirmnn
of the appropriation** coin*
riuft"!?. mnrlc thr motion nntl In 1 tn sup*
poit ,ireu>'d that the question ? ?? u
purely bualneaa one an<1 he appiaM
i? tl?- houflo not to allow political matn?
to Influence Ita Judgment.
Ho d roc ceded to contrast tho appro
prlations of the present session with
the Available revenues. The direct appropriations
for the next fiscal year a*
they passed the house were $80.~?.000,000
while the total estimated revenue was
but 044.000,000. If no provision were
made for the sinking fund ($60,000,000),
thv total outstanding direct obligations
would be 1455.000,000, leaving a working
balance of 10.000,000. But in addition
contracts were authorised In the
sundry civil bill, naval and fortifications
bills Aggregating $95,000,000.
In other words there would be nine
millions of dollnrs to meet almost a
hundred millions of expenditures. With
this situation staring Congress In the
face, he argued that it was wise to retrench.
Mr. Boutelle. chairman of the naval
K^nunlttad U'hn rmillnil In Mr. SlLVAfS.
thought it unfortunate that "these
business facts had not been brought into
the house when we were undertaking
to regulate boundary lines in 8outh
America and in other ways asserting
tho primacy of the republic. Not a
suggestion was made then that Ie*s
warships should be authorised. At
that time, also, he sa'd. he had the best
of reasons for believing that the senate
would agree to four ships; indeed, the
fear was that the upper branch of Congress
would go further and uuthorize
rix.
Mr. Cummlngs. (Dern. N.Y.), in opposition
to Mr. Sayres' motion.critlclsed
that gentleman for proposing to suqpender
to tho senate without tiring a gun.
He recalled the manner in which the
senate hod forced the house to accept
its amendment to the la?t naval appropriation
bill and to accept the tariff
bill "with all its errors." He argued
that It was time for the housa to make
a stand against the arrogance of tho
"American house of lords."
Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appropriations
committee. to?k a strong position
in favor of Mr. 8ayres' motion
on the ground of the inevitable deficiency
in the revenues for the next
fiscal year.
Mr. Bou telle core*)uded the debate with
a brief protest against placing ail the
onus of extravagance appropriations
on the naval committee.
The vote was taken by yeas and naya.
The Say res motion was defeated Si to
141.
On Mr. Routelle'a mothn Che house
requested a further conference of the
senate.
A special order was adopted to *et
aMde to-morrow and Wednesday, the
13th, for the consideration of private
pension bills, ten minutes debatet to be
given to each bill There sr* 405 private
pension bills on the calendar.
Mr. Crlip. (Dem., Go.), contended that
no bill could be Intelligently considered
In ten minute*. Mr. Loud. (Rep.,
Cala.). also opposed the adoption of the
order. The claims of old soldiers, he
said, were not so sacred as to Justify
their passage without consideration.
3ilr. Henderson said that when the
mailed hand of the admlnitratlon was
held above the Interests of th? old soldiers
the legislation was needed. If the
course were allowed for debate on each
bill Democratic tongues charged with
venom and gall would be found to consume
It. He hurled back thp Imputation
that this rule wns brought in for
campaign purposes and Intimated that
some of the obstructionists on the other
side found obstruction to pensions a
great campaign card In the south. At
4:15 the house adjourned.
BITERS AITD HA KB OSS BILL
Ex pectcd to (Hum the senate this Week
Democratic Ohftruetlonlatiu
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May S.?The
liven and naroora 0111 is oeing considered
at Intervals in the senate but
under the rules and in deference to the
courtesy code. Senator Peffer'a resolution
to investigate the methods employed
by the administration Jn accomplishing
Its bond sales has precedence and
must b* first considered -daily until
disposed of. It is confldentally believed
the Improvement measure will be passed
through the senate this week.
Tho Republicans In both houses will
strive to close the session by June 1.
At present this Is believed to be possible.
but not probable. As heretofore
noted by the Intelligencer, the Democratic
members are averse to early adjournment
They cannot oonsent to go
back on a precedent, time worn and
moth disfigured, of continuing the "long
session" into mid-summer. They argue
that, from a party standpoint, it is not
good policy to permit the Republicans to
transact the public business on business
principles and the tie In the senate,
politically, enables them to block the
wheels of the public chariot.
STRUCK BY UGHTNING.
Frarfal Horn* JVenr Fairmont? lightning
Mrikrt a Mchool Honw-YoMng Lady
Killed and Olhirt Injur?d.
Special Dispatch to tha Intelligencer.
FAIRMONT. W. Va.. May G.?A novo
re storm, accompnnled by vivid flashes
of lightning, passed over this place
this afternoon about 4:30. Lightning
struck tho chimney of the school house
nt Uurraokvlllo. and glancing to the
tower and following the Iron stair rolling,
killed Miss Hat tie Youst instantly.
Newton Jamison Is so seriously Injured
that little hopes are entertained
of Ills recovery. Hamuel Jones and
Jumes Davis ore badly burnt about the
rot'l ami aim nil luuar ntui MIH
er were more or less shocked.
(Itnrrh Hlrnrk by McIiIiiIhb.
Special Dlipatch to 111? Intelllgoncer.
MARTIN8BITH0. W. Va., May 5.?
The steeple on the Northern Methodist
church wbm struck by lightning during
a storm here to-dny. The slate on one
side wan torn off nud woodwork splintered.
No one was Injured, although a
large number of children and several
N-achers belonging to the cfturch Sunday
school, were In the building at tho
time.
A TERRIBLE CRIME.
A Ynnug <Jlrl Drop* Drnri and ftfurtllng
Dfvtlopmritli Follow.
Spcclnl DUpateh to the Intelligencer.
PARKER8m:KO, W. Va.. Mny 6.?
A country girl named Alice Hoso
dropped lead In nn alley hero this afternoon
and an Inquest to-night developod
the fact that death was due to an operation
performed a few days ago. Th*?
girl's rlster. In nmkln* a clean bream of
the affair, ulleged that Dr. F. C. Donnlson,
a prominent physician, committed
the crime, uirowlng the body of the
Infant Into a vault, where It has sines
been found.
Dcnnlson was arrested and placod In
Jail. Ho waf charged with a similar
ritne about a year ag??. but escaped
trial through the vlrtlm's relatives refusing
to prosecute. The Itoso glrbt belong
to a respectable, well-to-do faintly
living across the Kanawha.
The Inquest was adjourned until to
ii in rtimnri?(l other nr.
morrow, wm-u ? ? rr*tfl
will occur. _
*.,t of.\rul'ct.
(Special Dlapatch to thr liil?lllg?nref.
STBUnKNVILliW, Ohio,May R.?Phil- j
lln itrogmi, a???l forty y*ar?, aflar lying
In an unuaod ahed In the roar of u mloon
In thin city for two daya In a flick
condition wflfl Ukm to the lockup thla
afternoon, where he dlod at B o'clock.
FEELING HIGH
On tho Woman Question Among
the Methodists.
THE FIGHT STILL IN PROGRESS
And No Uaiinesa Yet Transacted bJ U??
Qudrutnlal Confennw-WhoU Time
Gtrcn Up to Matter of the Admission
of Women Deleffatea?Clash Between the
Clergy and the Laymen?Independent
Cathollo Confiscation will ftenennee
Ita Faith.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, May B.-No
sooner had Bishop Andrews called the
genoral M. E. confercnce to order this
morning than there was a slight outcropping
of tho feeling between the
clergy and laymen In which the latter
took the initiative. Mr. C. W. Bennett.
of Cincinnati, presented a resolution
providing for the appointment of
a special committee, which will pass
on all comunlcatlons from the laymen.
This committee was to consist of one
minister and one laymen from each
district. After a good deal of debate, in
which Rev. Dr. Shier, of Detroit, expressed
the regret that any feeling existed
between clergy and laity, the resolution
was adopted.
An effort was made by Dr. James, of
Philadelphia, to make the committee
consist of fifteen members who were to
be appointed by the bishop. The lay
delegates couldn't stand this, and Mr.
Bennett's resolution went through.
The dock was then cleared for action
and the woman question was again precipitated.
President Daniel Stevenson,
of Union college, Kentucky .started the
fight by criticising the action of the
bishops in deciding against the action
of the women in 1888. Rev. O. Neely,
led the tight against tho women. He
held the question to be one of law purely.
He took up the question of the
Bible argument and said It was time
the Bible said men and women are one
in Christ, but not in tne general conference.
He held that in the church the
status of woman is different from that
of men. The question, he said. Is a. constitutional
one and no one Is to be admitted
unless specifically mentioned.
The delegates were thoroughly aroused
and feeling ran high. Judge Caples,
of Oregon. ex-Senator Harlan, Dr.
Buckley, of New York. Dr. Leonard, of
Cincinnati, Hev. Dr. Harris, of Maine,
Rev. Dr. James Chappey, of Minneapolis,
Rev. Dr. J. W. Hamilton, Dr. J. R.
Day, of Syracuse, Dr. Emory Miller,
of Iowa, and several other men prominent
in the councils of the church.spoka
upon tho question before the house.
When the hour for adjournment arrived,
the conference discontinued the
debate and will resume It to-morrow
morning.
No business was transacted by the
conference to-day and nothing will be
done until the woman question Is settled.
The fourth day's session of the conference
ssw Uip- tatpt rvl[Klous body ,
still unorganised for ..ie transaction of
business. The debate on the eligibility
of the women delegates occupied, the entire
dny, and no far as the speakers are
concerned there i? no evidence of a desire
to bring the discussion to a close.
Some of the laymen are anxious to terminate
the contest, and it Is probable
that a motion will be offered to-morrow
morning closing the debate at 12
o'clock. If that Is done It is probable
that a vote will be reached either tomorrow
or the first thing Thursday
morning.
The delegates met at B o'clock and
heard reports from theii* committees of
fifteen appointed to consider the question
of extending the term of astorate.
One report. sJgn*?d by General Ru?ling,
New Jersey, recommended shat in exceptional
case ministers might be continued
in the uostorates Indefinitely. A
second opposed any change in the rule
*..^niin? iho flm# limit. Htflflntr fui a
reason that very often ministers remained
too long In churches.
An amendment won offered by a delegate
providing for an extension of time
by a three-fourths vote of all adult
members of the church at quarterly
conference, and tho recommendation of
n majority of the presiding elders of the
district, Both of the reports and tho
amendment also were tabled. A resolution
recommending that the period of
probation bo changed from six months
to three months was also tabled. A
Delaware man asked for the adoption
of a resolution requesting tho conference
to shut off debate on the woman
question at noon Wednesday, giving as
his reasons that the .ministers were using
the debate merely as an opportunity
fo show their oratorical ability. The
niefctlng considered that this would be
discourteous and refused to consider
the resolution.
The seventh district eonference.whlch
Includes Michigan, Indiana and the
Ijoxlngton conference of Kentucky, met
to-day and adopted a resolution declaring
that the rlRhts of church members
should be recognised In choosing representatives.
The discussion was along
the line that the present mode of proceedure
was not Democratic, appointing
power being too generally vested in the
ministry.
BIO SENSATION.
An Entire Independent Calhnllo Church
Drslrea lu Join I lie BlelliuilUl*.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, May 0.?A profound
Herniation lias arisen In the
Church of the Immaculate Heart of the
ItlAsned virgin Mary (independent
Catholic), which was organised In thin
city nbout three years a?ii. and has
been presided over by Father A. F. 1
Ivolasxewskl.
Father Ivolasxewskl nnd hi* three
thousand Polish pnrlihloners desire to
ally themselves with the Methodist
Episcopal church. Although Father
Kolasxewskl refuses to say any thing
whatever concerning the action, the
statement as to his dealrlng to ally himself
with the M. E. church Is verified by
Chaplain C. C. McCabe, of the Methodist
general conference.
In speaking of the mutter the ChnpJnln
said: "Yes.lt Is trtj- thai the priest
desires to ally hlms.'lf with the Methodist
church. lie net only wishes to
c.ime to the Methodist church, but the
2.000 Poles comprising his congregation
as well. They do not believe In ihe infallibility
"f the pope and trnnsuintantlatlon
any longer. They are becoming
more and more educated all the time,
and n.i people are Interested,they do not
believe these follicle*. Many thousand
Poles are going Join the Methodist
church." i
I father Ivolns/euskl when questioned
about the matter wild: "NothlnR hah i
|rtM.n done In that mntter yet ami there i
In imthlnn to be wild ut thin time. I
prefer not to dlwcuiw it."
\ Wlfk IVatfr Lynched.
WII.MAM8TOWN. Ky . May 6.-Newn
to-<l?v renehed lien ?>f thn Imnnlns of I>r.
Krrrell. ?? Klllnton. Ky.. laat n!*ht hy a i
mob. Kerrell him the rrputntlon of n wlfo ,
ll?' c*nie hom# drunk unci whip.
iw*ii hlN Wife. I Jim night ? mob WW oruanixed
and strung him up to a limb. Il?wno
iilfovcrwl later by *orne boy* anil
cut down before lire WM eillnet. lie will
recover.
A PECULIAR WRECK
On the Ohio Hirer Iloait?Two Porta ol
the Some Train Collide with FoUl 1U
nit*.
Special Dlipatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKERSBURQ, W. V*., May 5.?A
bad wreck occurred to-njght on tho
Ohio River railroad one ' mile below
Belleville on the ateop grade at that
point. The accident happened to extra
freight No. 29. north-bound. Engineer
Prank Roe and Conductor Ed Smith.
In ooming down the grade the train
broke In two, tho flret half going on tox
amlle before tho accident wo* discover
ed. As soon aa It was discovered that
the train had split the first half s(tarted
to return at full speed and on the way
met the last half coming down the grade
at a furious rate of speed. The two
parts crashed together with greet f9rc?
piling the largQHt part of the train up
in a pile of debris.
Thorney Ayers, of this city, front
brakeman, was caught under the cam
and so badly mashed that ha cannot
survive. William Timmons, also a
brakeman, residing here, was seriously
hurt The wreck occurred at a late
hour and news concerning it li
meagre.
A wrecking train and crew and Manager
Burt went down from here at 11
o'clock to the scene of the wreck, which
is about twenty-five miles below this
city.
"Poose Ayers was horribly injured
and cannot live through the night. The
wreck canot be cleared up till to-morrow
morning about 10 o'olook. No. S
north-bound passenger train which is
due here at 10:15 to-night has not arrived
and will hot for many houra, as it
is below the wreck. A heavy loss is
sustained by the road by this accident.
TEX CIHCINHATI TRAGEDY.
The Work of Rewnltij BodlM from the
Ruined llnlldlitg.
CINCINNATI, O.. May 6.-The gasoline
explosion of the five-story building
at 4S0-432 Walnut street last night has
reaulred the attention of all the city
'departments to-day. In'order to rescue
the victims from the pile of debris last
mgnt, noies irere cui tnruutu iue
and foundations of the adjoining building.
At 10 o'clock it was found that
the adjacent walls showed the effects
of either these oenings or of the explosion,
and all of the occupants of the
building at <t& Walnut street and 434
Walnut street were ordered out. Meantime
exaggerated reports were circulated
about the additional losses of life
and enormous crowds gathered. The
police kept the Walnut street clear between
Fourth and Fifth streets while
the rescuers continued their work.
Felicia Drach fuid C. L. Wells, who
were In the list of those Injured last
night, died to-day. The workmen report
two othsr bodies in sight that are
not exected to be rescued alive. The list
of Injured Includes twenty persons, but
the only one who Is reported to-day In
a dangerous condition Is John McCarty,
who suffered contusion of the abdomen,
as wejl as o f arms, legs and head
MamleKennedy Is missing and Is no
doubt dead. Among the other missing
ore Ruth and Millie, domestics of Louis
Fey. also William Meyer, employe of
Fey; Barbara Steinkamp, Samuel Epstein,
Mortimer O'Kane. Louis Flsdlck.
Barkeeper for Drach; Harry Langmead
Southgate Light foot
Among the others who are most seriously
hurt are:
Jo&ph Sprlggs, colored, burned.
H. E. Hun wick, shoulder dislocated.
Mary Huttxelman, head cut.
Emii Drach. three years old, arm and
leg broken; cut over the eye.
Peter Hums, contusion on arm, leg
and seal wound. ^ . ,.x t
nan en rpint. lviuu<?u..v.
Injury of the head.
There have been eight dead recovered
up to 10 o'clock to-night, and seven are
still missing.
There were many more Included In
the list of those missing during the day,
but thoM who are still missing to-night
are generally believed to be In the rulna.
The names of all missing persons have
been no generally published that those
not belonging in that list promptly reported
to police headquarters. Inquiries
have been made in the residences
of those who are still missing to-night,
and there has been nothing seen or
known of them for over twenty-tout
hours. All of the injured persons, except
John McCarthy, are doing well tit
the hospital. McCarthy died to-night
from Internal injuries. He begged his
brother and the flr<?men to kill him last
night when he was first found In the debris.
and he suffered intensely until his
death.
< >ne of the most prominent victims of
the ilinuster Is C. F. Andrew, president
of the Andress-Menra Wall Paper Company.
He was seen to enter Orach's
saloon on his wav noma last night Just
before the explosion; and It was thought
he had escaped. vVhen hs did not appear
as usual at his plsce of business
to-day. inquiry was made at his residence
and it was learned that he had
not neen nome nu-i mum.
The workers hail reached his body
when they were called out, but they ascertained
that he wan dead and that It
was Impossible to extricate the body
without ondangerlng their own lives.
Andreps was sitting in a chair at a
table drinking a glass of beer and reading
a paper when the sxploslon occurred.
This is clcarly indicated by tjie
present position of hlfl body, which Is
held fast In the timber. He was one of
the prominent nuslnesH men of the city.
The body of Mottle Kennedy was also
found by the workmen In the debris,
but It could not be brought out. and
none of the bodies remaining In the
wreck con be recovered until the danger
from the surrounding walls Is first removed.
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS.
ROfe Convention Adjonrna I'lill^To-day.
Dlatrlcta Inatrnct Iter MrKinlry.
SACRAMRNTO, Cala.. May The
state Republican convention assembled
to-dny and after the appointing of the
usual committors adjourned until tomorrow
morning. 80 far there ha* not
been much talk of platform, but It Is
believed that silver will receive some Indorsement.
Woman nuffrajro and antifunding
bill resolutions will also be
ofTorrd.
After the adjournment of the convention.
congressional conventions were
held to elect delegates to St. Louis from
First. HeCOtlU, l uu?i, I Hill Dim oijuh
rilntrlrtM. In alll Instance* tho dHosratcn
selected uero Instructed for McKinley.
For JlrKlnlrf.
MARION. Ills.. Mny 5.?To-dny the
U.'ubllcan conRiesslonfil convention of
the Twmty-flfth dl?trlct was held In
this city and selected debates to th*
n.itlonal convention, and ihey -d under
McKlnlcy Instructions. The enthunliiKm
for MeKlnley whii beyond any ever
?*en In this city l>?*for??.
Another for MvKltMey.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 6,-TIip
Fifth conirrojiHlonal Hopubllcan convention
to-ilay selected OoIcrMoh to the Re
publican nntlonnl convention. ItosoluHon*
\v?*ro adopted endorsing McKlnlcy
ror President.
Mrnmahlji MuvrmriiU.
Now Vork?CIrcoanlo, Ulanyow.
?Jrnon Caledonia, New York.
Glbraltar-Kulda, Now York fur Cienoa.
IhWltlik',Vi-gJtiV.?!*1:OT7.?' *
THE TRANSVAAL.
President Kmger Opens the Parllmcnt
at Pretonla.
THE SIGNIFICANT UTTERANCES
Which are Received Farormbly by the
People?A South Aft-lean Alllenee to
Oppote British AffwrioM-A Clour
Union Deelred?The "Reform" Prleenere
Receiving Better Trentment-The
American Ilummond will he Treated
flora Mlucaiix IUBH iu*WHt*m
' (Copyright, 1S96, by the Associsted Press.)
PRETORIA, South African Republic,
i May 6.?The Volksraad, (parliament of
the Transvaal), was opened co-day by
President Kruger. Great and most un
usual interest was taken In the pro1
ceedings In view of the recent disclosures
made by the publication of the cipher
telegrams exchanged betweert'Cecll
Rhodes, then premier of Cape Col1
ony, and others who took more or less
Important parts In the Jameson raid In
the territory of (be Boer republic. The
town was crowded with Boers, many of
whom had ridden hundreds ?f miles In
order to be present here when the
Volksraad re-assembled as its present
session Is looked upon as being one of
the most important in the history of the
little republic. Numbers of these
sturdy, fighting, farmers, came here
days ago In order to bring their Influence
to bear upon members of the executive
council in the hope of bringing
about the mitigation, If not the entire
commutation, of the sentences of the
convicted leaders of the Johannesburg
reform committee.
But It is useless to deny that the
publication of the series of Incriminating
telegrams has put a decided damper
upon the efforts of the Boer* to lessen
the punishment of the prisoner*, but. It
Is said, much may depend upon the action
of the British government towards
Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Belt, the director
of the British South Africa Company,
who took such an important psrt in
organizing the raid, and towards the
company Itself, to say nothing of the
punishment which may be meted out to
Dr. Jameson and his Immediate associates.
Hammond More Lnekr.
John Hays Hammond, the convicted
American engineer, will, however, be
mora leniently dealt with than his fellow
prisoners, In view of the fact that
he was opposed to actual rebellion
against the Transvaal authorities.
The vicinity of parliament building
was crowded by a picturesque gathering
of Boers long before the hour set
for the opening of Its proceedings and
warm Indeed were the commendations
passed upon the diplomacy of "Oom
Paul" who has s<> cleverly outfenced
the British secretary of state for the
colonies, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, from
first to last, and who is now so completely
master of the situation that he
towers head and shoulders over everybody
and everything connected with
South Africa.
The President, In his speech said. In
brief, that the recent events "due to
malevolence and selfish objcts." had
seriously Interrupted the rest and {pace
of the South African republic, adding:
"it has been ever my wish to promote
?h<* and nromerlty of the
republic In the moat peaceable manner
possible. no I am firmly convinced that
It Is your Bin cere wish to co-operate
with ine In this policy and that you
expect with the fullest confidence, that
this eealon of the Volksraad will contribute
In no small manner to the restoration
of peace In this state, in order
that, through our unlt??d co-operation
our country may flourish and prosper
for the benefit uf all. (Loud applause.)
The President then touched upon the
foreign relations of the South African
republic, the most dellrate and eagerly
anticipated portion of the speech, saying:
"In spite of past troubles, the republic
continues to maintain friendly
relations with foreign powers."
Hlfniflniitlf Dropped.
This subject was there significantly
dropped and the President turned to
the relations between the South African
republic and its sister republic, the
Orange Free State, remarking:
I hope that a meeting between representatives
of the Orange Free state
and representatives of the 8outh African
republic will shortly be held and
that plans for a closer union between
the two oountries will be discussed."
(Applause.) This utterance of President
Kruger was looked upon as confirming
the report that negotiations
have for some time past been on foot
for an alliance, offensive and defensive,
between the South African republic and
the Orange Free State, looking to resisting
uny attempt upon the part of
Great Britain to Interfere in the Internal
affairs of either country*
The President afterwards alluded In
nn appropriate manner to the terrlblo
disaster. Just outside of Johannesburg,
on February 1?, when about ll'O persons
wen? killed and thousands were
rendered homeless. In this connection
the President acknowledged the assistance
rendered by the Ultlanders of the
rand to the Boer authorities, the for
eisnrrH nuvin* irnuci i; vni? >Uv
wounded and collected about $500,000 In
the first twenty-four hours after the explosion
for the relief-of the suffering.
Continuing, the President turned to
the mining Interests of the South African
republic, declaring that the mining
was progressing In a prosperous manner
and that the labor question which
at one time threatened to Interfere
with the development of this feature of
the country's resources, had now assumed
a much brighter aspect.
Well llNflvnl.
The President's speech was very well
received, being considered most moderate
In tone although meeting every
situation firmly and squarely without
bombast or bluster. Those who resii
between the lines notice In It a continuance
of tho same sLrong though peaceloving
policy which the President has
followed from the first, and It is not
likely that there has been or will be any
deviation from the course ho was called
upon by force of circumstance to steer
aft#?r th?? conspiracy of the Hrltlsh
South African Company was unveiled.
Dispatches from Ruluwayo say that
10arl drey. the newly arrived co-administrator
with Cecil Rhodes of the 1
territory or the BrUlim south Attica
Company, who in now In charge then*,
hnn officially expressed the opinion that
tho "back of the Matabele rebellion I*
broken." Continuing, he aald he hoped
that all disorder will bavo been crushed
before the Imperial troop* arrive.
Huluwayo, he H*nert* although at one
time In tin1 greatoet peril. If now, thank*
tu tho perfected defences and to the le*Mons
taught the native* by tho repeated
ortle*, "ns *af? a* London or l'arl*."
The reformers now in prison, and
awaiting their final Hontence*. have recently
been allowed many more privilege*
than when nt first Incarcerated.
They are allowed better food, can *?nd
for little delicacies if required, and enJoy
as much exercise as possible under
the circumstance*
DA&mt CO LOBS
Of the Tranivaal Plot?Jameson'* Flan
wm to ScIm President Kmger.
LONDON, May 5.?Truth claims to
have unearthed additional details of the
conspiracy leading up to the Jameson
raid, which nnlnts the participators la
the plot in still darker colors than have
the disclosures made by the Transvaal
government.
Truth says It Is credibly Informed
that President Kruger possesses evidence
that the Intention of Dr. Jameson
was to march upon Pretoria first, to
seize President Kruger and then to proceed
to Johannesburg with the president
a prisoner.
ITALIA If BBIGA5DS
Hold Up a Duke aud OnchcM* and It
Ctnieia T In ray.
ROME, May 5.?This city has been
treated to a genuine, old-time brigand
episode and the sufferers were the duke
and duchess of Saxe-Melnlngen.
The duke and duchcD*. it appears.
were traveling Incognito initially and
were returning, with a small suite, from
paying a visit to the poet Woss. Near
Fracatl, about twelve miles from the
city, their carriage was stopped in true
brigand style by twcPmasked men who
leveled guns at the ducal party and demanded
money or their lives. The duke
t.ilned 65 lire, (about $11), and the car- -j
rjage wa.* allowed to proceed.
The duchess, naturally, was much up- ,
set by this strange experience, and upon :J
arrival here, the duke notified the police ^
authorities. A detachment of gend'armes j
was promptly sent to the scene of the A
brigandish exploit with orders to return J
with the freebooters dead or alive. They >i
returned with th* two brigands who -4
were badly scared and clearly showed "
themselves to he first amateurs of the !
faintest dye. They were found swallow- J
ing the proceed* of their hold-up In a 2
tavern convenient to the scene of their .
crime and were hustled off to the prison ?
amid much clatter of arms and ac- ,)
coutrements.
The under secretary of state for the * ?j
Interior has called upon th* ruffled duke
and duchess* of Saxe Melnglngen and
has humbly expressed to them the aln- 3
cere regrrt of the authorities that they j
have been subjected to such an outrage
almost within sight of Rom*. The "4.
duke expressed himself as being satis- J
fled with the prompt and successful ftS
measures taken for the arrest of the $2
brigands and his satisfaction can have vj
been In no way lessened by the fact that. j
the bold marauders had not had time to . $
exend any great portion ofthe 65 lire ijj
(about $11) whloh they captured at ao
much risk to themselves.
The brigands will be promptly dealt j
with as examples to other persons con- '.j
templating a revival of brigandage in a
thla vicinity.
THE JACKSON TBIAL.
11m EvMibn for the Defease Closed*
Sonu Contradictory Testimony.
NEWPORT. Ky.. May 6.?In thirtyflve
minutes after the noon'recess the
defense to-day rested, Just two weeks -jE
having been spent In examining witnesses.
Twelve personal witnesses and M
eight depositions were heard to-day. VJ
The forenoon testimony waa that
monotonous, most of It waa melo-dra- * '4
matlc.
At times the Judge and Jury had to exert
their self-control to avoid laughter. . $
Tne prosecution win now uc rim^eu **? ^
rebuttal. It will not be surprising If . q
one or two canes of perjury should develop.
The opening part of to-day's trial was -.-a
devoted to unimportant attacks on the vjH
testimony of Druggist Foerlfneyer, of ^
Bellevue. and John Foster, who had told 7*1
of se&lng Jackson and Waiting and oij
Pearl Bryan together In Bellevue on . 1
Thursday or Friday before the murder. .
Testimony followed regarding Scott /. ;
Jackson's characto rwhlle In Indlanap- -j
oils and Will Wood's reputation In ,J
Greencastle. The former was said to be 3
good by Mr. Hunt and the latter bad by
four residents pf Greencastle. After
hearing the testimony of the Newport 4'
bridge watchman to the effect that only
three vehicles crossed the bridge be- P>
tween 9 and 3 o'clock on the night of
January 31. and of Brannen. a barber, A;
who testified that Jackson was shaved ?
on Friday January 31. Colonel Crawford ^
anKca tnc court iu aujouni uuui ukinoon,
as he had but one more witneas >|
to examine.
The prosecution In the afternoon did
not bring John Seward, the detective, 3
Into court to make his expected confess- J
Ion of Inventing the story of William a
R. Trusty and coaching him to swear to : $
It They laid the foundation, however, <
for It by recalling Trusty and eliciting
from him a denial that William ^
Trusty, sr., and Seward are brothers-ln- I
law.
After Trusty, the defense presented p.
Ed. Mosley, James Smith and John Lee. ij
all members of the Caldwell Guards, of
which George H. Jackson Is captain. All ^
had made depositions that George H.
Jackson, the colored cab driver, waa ^
from 11 o'clock Friday night, January '
31, until 2 a. m. February 1. engaged in .
a courtmartlal and could not have driven
the cab to the scene of the murder, fi
On the stand to-day they all swore that *5
the drill of the guards was on Friday -;j
night nad the courtmartlal on Wednes- t
day night. Their squirming on the '
stand was very nmuslng. They wero
all three bound In $250 each to remain :r#
?? and tn.nlo-ht thev lodffft
In Newport jail. All three denied -S
signing their depositions. This puts ftu? .:i
defense to the trouble of breaking down
the credibility of the three witnesses ,1
which it was the first to Introduce.
One Important bit of late testimony
wan thnt of William D. Collins, bar- ^
tender at Theobold'a saloon on Fifth i
street. (TollInn says Scott Jackson >
came to his saloon at 7 a. m. February >
1. the morning of the murder, and paid V
back SI thnt he had borrowed on the ?
preceding Wednesday. This conflicts *
with Jackson's own story and that of i
others.
Another Moo<l Well.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. *
SI8TKHSVILLE. W. Va.. May 6.-So.
3. on thr Mose? Spencer farm, belonging
to the Victor Oil & On* Company, and
the South Penn Oil Company, located \
about l.ooo feet east of the nig Moses
gasser. was drilled In lnte this ofternoon,
and started oft at the rate of ten . 1
barrels an hour. The Devonian Oil Com- ?
pany'n No. 7, on the Pitts farm, Is doing
ten barels an hour
A Strike Tragedy.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 5.-Thers 4
has been further and morn serious dls- S
order at the colliery of Nlewee. Poland,
where a strike has ben In progress for
?ome time past. The strikers attempted J
to flod the mine, the manager tried to
prevent thorn from so doing, wu assaulted.
and shot two of th<%<trlker* In '
self defenoe. The rioters then fell upon
the mansger and killed him, chopping
mm trrrioiy nun
WfMlirr I'orrrMl for To-ilny.
For Waattrn Pennsylvania and Ohio, a
fair: light to froth \vin?l? shifting to
NouthPMHtarly; warmer In extreme north* -i
eastern portion.
I<nr?l Triu|i^rnt?rr.
The tomrrrature yesterday as observed -. j
by C. Schiu'pf. druKRlxt. corner Four- ,i
teenth anB Market streets, was ai fol* a
Iowa:
7 a. tn 0OIS p. M ,1
?a. m t*|7 p. m 7? wfl
13 ra SI] Wea t her?Fair.

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