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"established august 24, 1852. ; wheeling. w. ya:. thursday. may 7. 1896. volume xliy-number 220.
"Tap TRICK Betas Worked by tho State House Ring for General Watts. ' THOSE "VOLUNTARY" PETITIONS Being Circulated Among Laboring Men for Signatures, CALLING ON MR. WATTS TO RUN For tbr Democratic Nomination Tor Qov> crnor-llr will In MTakm by SirprlM" and Owi-coine by the Love the Wage Worker* Hare for Htm, of Course, mid will AnnoMKoo Himself?1Tho Petitions Pr*pared by Uii Democratic Boitee-The Circa* Project to Oct Crowd* at Dciuo. ermtle UMtlngt. 6p?cJ?J Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, May fc-The Intelllgencer correspondent to-day fell onto a new Democratic trick of the Chilton nunacers. which Is gotten out In the Intere?t of C. C. Walts for governor. It Is ur.der*tood here that the state hofoe ring I* to be against Watts on the out- j Mr. but In truth they are heartily favoritic his nomination behind the screen. The Chilton circus was gotten up to j boom Watts. The circus Is to go from | county to county In the woods portions the state, giving free entertainments, and the clown is to deliver Watts I speech** for governor. It Is understood I here nbo that the circus Is to be made a permanent Institution and will traverse tie state to drum up crowds for the I Denrxratlc plumpers. Tlie managers know perfectly well that they have to Introduce tome un- : u?ual device to gather crowds, as the will not turn out nlmply to hear a Dvniocrai talk politics this year. A 'Yolnuiftrjr'Aviitftl." The new coup d'etat Is a printed ap- j j*al to Mr. Watts to become a candidate | for governor as the representative of the laboring men &n(l the free sllverltes of the state. The petition goes on to say thai knowing the eminent fitness of l!r. Watts for governor,. and knowing fc!? " 'trong sympathy f<>r the working classes," therefore they be* of him to become a candidate In tlj$ir, special Interests. i These petitions have been sent all over the state, and In a few weeks Sn':h*r Watts Is to be overwhelmed by these "voluntary" calls from the dear ' ?rklng people, and he will then yield t.i the pressure, and will announce hlm If as a candidate for governor. This Is a slick Watts-Chllton trick, and will nvv: likely "die bornln*." "For ways that are dark and tricks that are vain, &o." * '>1. Bob Carr is out on war path. K- :' ?"? def-ai staling him In the face. tr.il he has taken his grip in hand and now somewhere out in the state pouring cold water on Waifs boom. Bob i .n't win for auditor If Watts Is r.omlrited for governor, so he Is getting In v >:a work on hlj slippery brother Cornell i:us Caesar Watts. Cmrr llMn<ttr?pptrf. Col. Bob Is somewhat handicapped by f tus nome conung?n;. mincnu i?ou j r.i^Nted every time the Chlltoni took .utf. and whin hi* excellency, W. A. -UoCnrkle. had a pain, Col. Bob lmm?*- | itately had two. Hut these gentlem-n i r ?w. while they are jinnumably for BoJ:, \-rtheleas want Watt.t nominated f.-r : ?\>mor. which If done necessarily >-tracks Col. Bob. for the reason that . >* are both from the samo county. \ friend of Col. BoVs toM me to-day tu: Itobert Is sweating blood, and is ng to find out Mwh-re he's at." When ?!- labor petitions come In, and they ?i: be du* In a wek or so. he will then ' ! who hit hl:n with a base ball club, tt'hen the cat comes out of the meal t... the fact will then be revealed to !. 'iwrt'B Inquiring mind that the Chllt-.a boys swung the bat Another P!ia??. It 1? a settlrd fact down here that the D^mAcratlo state convention will declare for the trt* coinage of silver 16 to J, that Watts win be the candidate for k rnor. and that Col. Bob Carr will be negated to the shades of Innocuous de*u-tud??. This will be In accordance with the eternal fitness of things, be? ?u?<* Bob Carr Is not much of a Democrat anyway. Another phase, to be developed later, w :l! hf th* course adopted by Col. C. L. .Smith'* friends when they learn the true ^ wardress of the Watt* movement TVy claim that they are not surprised '< -ho Wheeling Beglster's course In for' 1 v endorsing Watts' candidacy and U'n ring Col. Smith'* claims. The latfriends are largely In the majority .'n nRegister'spartlcularballlwlcksnd dnubtleM mak* It warm for the ori fwr In deal with the Watts-Chllton ?1lver crowd. ?nd throwing over' ard the sound money contingent and -indldAt* in ?h* northern half of the f It seema that the fight will relief Into a struggle between the ; I'Ulhtlc free llverite* and the honest " n?y wn. with tho Wheeling organ remitted to th?* support of the populls-mblne, which will l?e p'>orly appreI doubt|<?5H, by tho lntorcjit.1 repre 'I by Camden, Postmaster (Jen^ral Hmlth, and the administration n-.Ti generally. HOlMSS will die Till* Morning -Tti? Mnnlrrrr will Make a ntmimmmnt, IULADBLPHIA. Pa.. May 6.-TT. If. i :rnM. who will to-morrow morning the penalty for hla many crime*, his last day on earth' uneventWhatever may havo Loon his I! tat Ions, they were accompanied by 1 i latter of the hammers on the srafi which woo being erected a few l? from his eel). After the murderer ! finished n llirht breakfast thin ' ulnt:, Father. Dnlley, his spiritual i visited him and remained mora in an hour, preparing him for the end. tho afternoon. th?- condemned man ' ivd a visit from hl? attorney, and < nald a will wu drawn ui>. The balof the day Holmes spent reading ' tlonal books and taking short nap*. -r'ltnsr to Father Palley, Holmes is prepared to meet his fat*, and In in his repentance. His ntolid anor remalna unchanged nnd un'.< shhuld collapse at th?? lait mo there will b?* no hitch In to-mor* ' irrabcements. Is a aid that Holmes will make it ' ?tntem*nt from the callows In the i f * confession and an expression > n*nlt?mre. It Is hardly possible ?iff 'Cl?iTient will permit <?f nny ';?i-rtictory, believing I hat Holmcn ilk until hit collapsed 1? noon to-day everything was in 'Vilnius for the execution which will oc.:ur shortly after 10 o'clock. Thera fcfif will bo but sixty persona present, Including twelve Jurymen, twenty-Ave deputies and twenty-two newspaper men. IT WILL NOT .DOWN. The Woman Question Still a Done of Con* trutlon In til* McthoUlat Conference?A Matter of Conrteey. CLEVKLAND, Ohio, May 6.-The woman question In the M. E. general conference seems to bo Irrepressible. No sooner had the session opened to?day than a resolution which provided changes In the constitution of the Epworth League so that women might become trustees of the league was launched upon the conference. This resolution Is Interpreted to mean another flght on the woman question. The I resolution will be made the order or business a week from to-dny. Bishop Warren was at the helm this morning. The conference began proceeding In a buslness-llko way. It was decided to elect the bishops and other aQcers on May 18. The order of elections was suggested In a resolution which was made a special order for Thursday morning. A resolution to Increase the amount of the fund for the relief of worn out ministers and widows and children of deceased ministers by having the church appealed to, was adopted. This was followed by a resolution which had a great deal of meaning to the church. In the preumble It said that Rev. Dr. Moore, fraternal delegate of the M. E. South. In his address to the conference, recommended that a commission consisting of three bishops, three ministers and three laymen to act with a similar commission already appointed by the Methodist Church South, looking toward a confederation of the two churches, should be appointed. A motion was made, to refer It to the committee, but It waa demurred to. Several delegates thought It would be a good plan to act on the matter at -once and not refer It to a committee. They were united In the opinion that the resolution should be decided on the matter and without a great deal of discission, In courtesy to the M. E. Church South. Rev. Daniel Stevenson, of Kentucky, presented a series of resolutions as a substitute. These recited the fact that In 1892 toe general conrerence 01 me m. it. wiurcii South appointed a commission to oonfer re^ardlnjc a reunionof the two churches. It provided for the appointment of a committee of eight ministers, seren la>'inen and one business man. This commission Is to meet a similar committee from the Methodist Episcopal Church South. If the committee from the M. E. Church South cannot conduct such negotiations, the general conference is requested to oonfer such power on them. Nothing sgrecd upon by those committees Is to be binding until reported to and approved by the respective general conference In !?KX). Both psper* were referred to the committee on state of Che church. The hour bad arrived for the special order of business, knd Dr. Leonard, of Cincinnati, was recognized. He yielded the floor to Dr. Kelley, who presented a series of resolutions deprecating the lsck of courtesy extended to Dr. Moorv, as fraternal delegate from the M. K. Church South. It spears that through a misunderstanding sennt courtesy was extended to him. and he was not welcomed as he should have been. The resolutions convpywi inc mun nummc regreta and apologies. Dr. Huckley Amended by irivltlng him to vlalt the conference nsuln and after & brief applanation the resolution was unanimously adopted. Dr. Leonard, who had been recognized, yielded the floor on the question. Rev. Dr. D. H. Moore, of Cincinnati, opened the debate of the morning on the woman qu?-*tion. The speech of He v. Dr. Moore was fcltonv? in rnnld mvrrrzi/vu by at leaat twenty other*. Two Ion* hours were conaumed In the debate and Just before the hour for adjournment the reports of the majority and minority on the question of the ndmlaslon of women were referred bark to the committee on eligibility with Inatructlona to report back to-morrow morning as the flrst order of bualneM. The conference they adjourned. The four women delegates will retain their seats In the Methodist general conference. Thla was practically decided at the meeting of the committee on eligibility held to-night. All! but two of the thirty-one members of the committee were present at the meeting. I*ong dlacusslon waB Indulged In behind cloned doors and at its conclusion th" reault waa announced. Two reporta will be submitted to the conference In the morning. The majority report will recommend that the women delegates be permitted to occupy their aeats and participate In the proceedings nnd that the uuestlon of admitting women to fu ture conference* be referred to the annual conf??rence? for decision within the coming year. A SURE THIKO. Tlx Independent Cafliolle ConRivRttlon I Cleveland will Join (he Methodlate. CLEVELAND, Ohio. May 6.-The movement of Father Kolaexewskl, pastor of the Independent Catholic church to transfer his church and congregation to the Methodist Eplseopul fold In progressing and 1m said to now he an assured fact. It is stated that a long consultation wan held yesterday between Father Kolaszewskl and Chaplain C. C. McCobe. and as a result the former offered to turn all the church property over and bring tho entire membership of 3.000 people Into the Methodist church. The property owned by the church Is very valuable. Thus far the matter has not been formally presented to the general conference and It Is not probable I (hat It will be done, as this conference can havo no Jurisdiction In the case. A I resolution may be adopted recommendj lng that the church accept them, but even this mnuch Is not certain. The right to accept them lies in the quarterly conference, and to It would the application be made. It only has the right to admit them and It alone could I do so. Father Kolaszewskl has been an Interested spectator at the confori ence and a close llstenor. He occupies a seat In Chaplain McCabe's private box and follows the procedlngs with much Interest. Hot It May Dir. LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May G.-Prlvate Policeman Charlea Hales arrested Charles Hoyse. colored, at the race track this afternoon for shooting craps, and started to central station with tho prisoner <>n a crowded street car. On the way In Boyse broke uwny from the officer and ran. Both men pulled their revolver* and began firing. Hoyso was ?.n? tlirmttfh th? arm: fifties was shot In tli" rye and under tho chill. IJOth men will probably dlo. The tlllwmnkM Ulrlltf. MILWAUKEE, May <1 ? Vice President Payna. of the railway company nay * Iho atrlke I* over no fnr an the company Ih concerned. Ife pay* tlioy have all the m*n they want nnd hftvo ccaicd hlrlmr men. Mr. Payne nnnnnncflft thnt the ttlrlker.( will not he blacklisted, but that none of the old men w'M be hired unleM it In to nil vaoanfclcti *91 niuy occur In future READY TO REST. The House Votes to AUjoiirn ou the 18th Instant. THE RESOLUTION IS REFERRED To a Commute* to the Senate, and Senator Illll Indicate* that lie Intends to ProIour ilia Bond Speech and Prevent Adjournment ? Pensions In the House. lieu Himself and Halting Fan tor the Galleries. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 6.?The house passed a resolution presented by the commit toe of ways and means, providing for adjournment of Congress on tho 18th Instant. It was sent to the senate and was there referred to the finance committee' Nobody believes that It will be reported back from the committee before the 15th, though It Is possible that It will come in on Monday next. When It Is returned the date will be disagreed to. A fair Indication of the charming indifference with which the senate greets the proposition was given today by Mr. Hill. The resolution reached the senate while he was speaking on the bond resolution, and he gave way for Its reception by that body and then derisively remarked that he would endeavor to conclude his speech by tho date given. The reading of the adjournment resolution In the house was received with an outburst of applause from members on both sides of the house. .Mr. wneeier, (uem., Aia.j, aenouncea the majority for proposition to desert their posts. Ko vaJd that during the campaign of 1894 the Republican party had pledged Itself to th* relief of the people from existing depression. "Caused by the Democratic party," Interested Mr. Mllllken. (Hep., Me.) Mr. Dingley mode no reply to Mr. Wheeler and the resolution was adopted without division. The house then preceded under the special order adopted yesterday to consider private pension bills and acted on them at the rate of one about every live minutes. By the term* of the order debate on each bill was limited to ten minutes. In five and a half hours to-day seventy-two bills were favorably acted upon. Among them were bills grantfag the widow of the late Secretary Walter Q. Gresham a pension of flOO per month. An attempt was made to reduce the amount of th?* proposed pension to the widow of General Gresham and eloquent tributes were paid to General Gresham's memory by Mr. Pirkler, (Rep., 8. D.): Mr. Evans, (Rep., Ky.), but the Democrats took no part whatever In the brief debate. Mr. Crowther. contended that there was no reason why such a distinction should be made in favor of General Gresham or widow. There were thousands iu? deserving widows as she. Mr. Blue. (Rep., Kan.), offered, a compro-, mlse proposition of 175 per month. General Graham, he said, had beeh On the pay roll of the government almost Incessantly for thirty-five years and If his widow was not In easy circumstances he aald there must have been "profligacy somewhere." The bill was passed. Mr .Plckler, chairman of the committee on invalid pensions, desired to keep the house In continuous session in order to go ahead passing bills all night, but the committee on rules -protested, stating that the special order did not contemplate prolonging the sessions beyond the regular hour for adjourn ment. He sougni 10 proion* uir m-mmm despite Che protest_pf the leader* and had many Republicans with him. When the quorum failed shortly after 6 o'clock the speaker recognized Mr. Dlngley to move an adjournment. Mr. Plckier Indignantly protested. The house voted fifty-two to fortyeight to adjourn and the session closed shortly after 7 o'clock. IK THE SENATE* Call'i It evolution He fir red to fh? Coramtttrr?Illll Htlll Talking. WASHINGTON, D. C., May In he senate to-day Mr. Cullom (Rep., 111.) reported progress In tho conference of the two houses on the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, although many Items were yot open. The main feature of agreement Is on the salaries of United States attorneys and marnhals, a schedule of the rate9, ranging from 13,500 to 15.000 a year, agreed on being submitted. A difference of opinion developed between the two Florida senators, Mr. Call and Mr. Pasco, ns to the resolution of Mr. Call requesting the President to protest ngalnut the execution of the* American citizens taken on board the schooner Competitor by a Spanish gunboat. Mr. Call wanted Immediate action. Mr. Sherman moved to refer the resolution to the committee on foreign affairs. Mr. Call'protested, saying that "with death hanging over American citizens" tho senate should act. Mr. Pasco differed with Mr. Call, saying ho had had several Interviews with the secretary of state and had learned that Mr. Olncy was doing everything possible In all of this class of cases. Mr. Cull expresned vigorous disagreement with his Florida colleague. The resolution was referred. Following this another of Mr. Call's resolutions for the Investigation of alleged election Irregularities In Florida wn? rnforred to the committee on prlvl leges and election* by a vote of 29 to L?0. The river and harbor bill wan then taken up. All amendments were agreed to, until the Item for a deep water harbor In Santa Monica Hoy, Cal., wns p-nched, which went over on request of Mr. White In view of a sharp contend which In expected. At 2 o'clock the hill wan laid nulde and the bond resolution wait taken up, Mr. IIIII taking the floor to continue hie speech. Mr. Peffer attempted to have a time tlxed for a vote, but Mr. Hill aiculn declined to consent. IIIII AmniM Tltem. Mr. IIIII. taking up the thread of his rtpuech, mild ho welcomed Into the debate Mr. Pettlgrew, who spoke yesterdny. As Mr. Pettlgrew hud rend wlrh approval extracts from N*>w York newRpapers. IIIII read amid great luu&ht^r tho response Mr. Pettlgr-w had mad" t?> a toast of "The Press." Mr. IIIII ahio read a speech made recently ut flloux Kolln, ft D., by Mr. Pettlgrew, who had gone home, paid Mr. IIIII. to Influence the primary*. Mr. Hill's running romments on the Petti grow speech kept the senute In laughfr. Mr. WolcOtt, who snt beside Mr. Pet Hirrcw. roue una innuc n poini 01 nra?*r ngalnut thd further rending; "f th4*e pxtractn. "It In contrary t?? overy canon of.deroncy und nod tnito." dcclarrd Mr. Wo I cot I hotly, "to rend nti IrrouponffUdo niMvxpnpfr nrtlclo slandering <i mcmltrr ??f tliln body." "In niuwcr to tho unn?*fow?ory mid entirely unbecoming utatcment nf tho fioiiAtor from Colorado." responded Mr. Hill, addronfllnff Mr. Wolcott, "lot mo toll him that on yesterday tho senator from South Dakota (Pettlfrew) rend u newspaper article bitterly slanderous and abusive of the President of the United States and-the secretary of th** treasury. .And can such articles be read wlthobt retaliation In kind?" Mr. Hill usked "where this sensitive senator (Wolcott) was yesterday when Mr. Pettlgrew was 'hurling curso epithets' against Senator Sherman?" Whero was "this defender of decency" when Mr. Pettlgrew declared that tho bond transactions were for the gain of the "President's favorites, If not for the President himself." Mr. Hill paused n moment and then CAL IlUIIlUtl . A11U Wlioni WUO III* ?UCHU ?my English friend from Colorado? who has tribute for English statesmen. English soldiers, English politics and everything English, but not one word for an American policy or a United States citizen?" The ringing tones of Mr. Hill and the directness of his utterances creoted a noticeable stir in the galleries. Mr. Wolcott had left the chamber a moment before. The remark of Mr. Hill was recognised as referring to Mr. Wolcott's speech made during tho Monroe doctrine debate. At 4 o'clock Mr. Hill yielded temporarily toiMr. Call, who spoke in favor of the bond Investigation. The question was put on the pending amendment ofTered by Mr. Lodge and repeated by Mr. Gordon that the investigation bo conducted by tho finance committee of the senate, which was adopted, 35 to 20. Mr. Hill resumed, but It soon became evident that- the senate would be without a quorum an hour later, when the vote was to be tsken. Mr. Harris, (Tennessee), proposed that Mr. Hill have an hour to-morrow with a flnal vote at 4 p. m. There was unanimous agreement to this. and. at 6 o'clock, after a short executive session, the senate adjourned. CIVIL SERVICE ORDER Intruded to Keep Thousand* of Demo cratlc Offlof Holdrra tn Place. WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 1-The long expected order of the President Including In the rivll service moat of the offices now remaining outside of the classified service was Issued this afternoon. The order will Include within the civil service about 30.000 additional government employes. Practically the only persons loft outside the civil ser| vice will be asiifttant secretaries, Jieads of bureaus and In a few cases private secretaries and laborers. The order is to take effect immediately. WB8T VIRGINIA MATTERS At Um Nitional Cspltal-Promlnint Persona In llnCllf, Special Dispatch to th? Intelllfsncer. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 6.-The President has signed the bill Introduced by Representative Hullng, and passed by Congress granting an Increase In pension to Louis T. Schilling. The rate sllowed Is $30 per month. The house to-day passed a bill granting a pension of 150 per month to the widow of General B. P. Kelly. Ulahop George W. Petorkin and 8. 8. Moore. D. D., of Parkersburg. and & I. Let, of Shepherds!own, representing the West Virginia diocese In the board of trustees of the Virginia seminary, and high *cho? at Alexandria, are In the city attending the annual meeting of the board. Dr. Moore left' for home to-night. Hon. George M. Bowers, of Martinsburg, lately appointed by Governor MacCorkb* a* s commissioner for West Virginia In the board of managers of the projected Chicago and southern states exposition left thin city to-night for Atlanta to attend a meeting for the arrangement of preliminaries. Other West Virginians temporarily In Washington nre: Mr. Hulllhen Quarrier and Dr. R. It. Swope, of Wheeling. Editor 8mlth. of Martlnaburg. was here to-daly. He Is discussing the probability of launching the Dally Herald at an early date. On Political BnalntM. Spsclsl Dispatch to th? Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 6,-Jesse W. Peekles, of Charleston, has been apolnted a messenger In the treasury' department. Col. W. E. Chilton. Henry Prey, of Charleston, and General J. W. St. Clair are here on political business. The Gold Rmrrr. * WASHINGTON. D. C.. Msy 6.?Today's Kiatement of tlie condition of the treasury shows: Available* cash balance. 5269.0SI.04f: gold reserve, $121,7PS.080. THE JACKSON TRIAL Horo Curi of Pei^ttry by WHbwm tor the Drfmie. NEWPORT, Ky.. May ?.-Before the trial of 8cott Jackson was resumed today It was learned that W. R. Trusty, who had been under bond for his appearance had left. Ills bond expired last night and by mistake was not renewed. He In wanted on the charge of perjury for his testimony for the defense. Howard, th* detective who coached Trusty, Is still here under bond, but knows nothing about Trusty. Ttia (ontlmAAv nf fur Mo Wviina nf (hp Tenderloin district, In Cincinnati, left quite a aenaatlon when the noon recess was taken. Trusty testified he met her nt 10 p. m. January 31. and wm Introduced to an old doctor by he!* when they took the hotly of Pearl Bryan out of a houae on George street and conveyed It across tho river to Port Thomas. Carrie Kvani testified to-day that she never saw Trusty until April 3. one month ago. 8he was then Introduced to Trusty by John Seward, the detective, who drilled her and Truaty for witnesses for the defense In tho trial. She testlflod to knowing nothing whatever about the case, except her re- 4 heamals with Seward and Trusty. Canl Trad* at llnxlrloit. HAZLETON. Pa., May fl.-The ooal trade Is becoming active for the first itlme Klnco last fall, and all outside stripping operations which were shut down over winter will resume by the 16th Inatant. The Coleraln started up to-day with COO men, and the Lehigh & Wllkesbarre company are getting all their works In shape to ntart as Hoon as possible. lie Didn't ftlaep. Yeaterdoy afternoon about half past four an Inebriated Individual wandered Into the Hotel Brunswick and proceeded to go to sleep In the office. The proprletor objected, but the "gontleman of booxe" ovid'rujed the objection and Instated upon sleeping. An argument arose nnd It ended In favor of the hotel man. the only caaualty being the breaking of a pint bottle full nf 'akle In the drunken mnn'fl coat pooket. Hoard of I'liuriimcy. Tho Went Virginia board of pharmacy Ih In amnion horo. Tho board wna to havo hold u nonalon yoatorday but on account nf tho non-tirrlvnl of (ho nonrotary, thoro will bo no htmlnoaa mooting until thin morning. Thla afternoon tho local IrtnmiHia will ontortaln tho board at Whoollng park. Prealdant Bydenatrkkor la down for an addroft. r A BIG CONTEST' I.n Indiana To-day Over Question of Instructions. LINE WILL BE DRAWN SHARPLY Uttwecii the . MeKlnlejr Men and Thoae who want an Unlnetrnete4 Delegation In View of a Poeetble HarrUon Wove. The Bx-Preeldent Stande Finn by IIU l?elter Declining to be a Candidate, bat ll? I'flMhtna iUfnti I>?trrnlluetl to Vu Ilia A'ame Notwllhilandln|< INDIANAPOLIS, May 6.-The Republican state convention which tnceU here to-morrow promises one of the liveliest rows In the history of the party In the state and ex-President Harrison and his much.discussed candidacy promise to furnish a large portion of the disturbing element. That, too, without the ex-President's consent The Indications are that when the battle over delegate instructions Is reached, the line will be sharply drawn between Harrison and McKinley and on that basis the McKinley opposition forces are laying their plana and exr pending their argument to-day. General Harrison still maintains his' emphatic refusal to be a candidate and refuses a word of encouragement to those who would be his standard bearers, but his band continues to play on despite his unrelenting attitude. This latest garrison agitation was sprung to-day In the shape of an alleged assurance from the east, that In the event of the Ohio candidate falling to receive the nomination on the first ballot, the entire opposition would unite on the ex-President. Both uiqcs aumii inai mi? .nunnvu iuu?oment is certain to cause a fight of no moan quality. "There I* no doubt at all lhat Instructions for McKlnley will be given." said Chairman Gowdy, this afternoon. "Of course we Will have to fight for It, but we are sure to win. As to the platform, that will be for sound money. There will be no tight on the silver question." Ex-United States Marshal Ransdell, who Is generally understood to be closer to General Harrison than any other of the ex-President's friends, made the following statement to The Associated Press this afternoon: "It must be und'-rstood that Mr. Harrison Is not a candidate in any sense of the word. lie stands firmly by his letter to Chairman Gowdy, made public through the Associated Press several weeks ago, and will not allow hts name used In any way In to-morrow'* gathering. But we who count ourselves his friends believe that, should matters develop at the St Louis convention and a general demand for his nomination be made, he would aceept the nomination. Any man would. On that ground we are opposing McKlnley instructions, believing that Indiana should be unhampered and free to go to the support of the general should occasion arise." General Harrison has been Invited to address the convention to-morrow, but to-day sent word to Chairman Gowdy that he could not give a definite-answer before to-morrow, it is believed, however. that he will make a short speech, but that no significance attaches to his appearance before the delegates. Will hr for McKlnley. LATER-That the Indiana Republican convention will Instruct its delegates for McKlnley when It meets tomorrow seems assured to-night. Eight out of thirteen districts in the state, at caucuses held this evening. Instructed their represen tat Ives on the resolutions committee to vote for the Incorporation of McKlnley resolutions In the platform and one district, the Fourth, refused to vote against Instructions, merely tubllng the resolution. This, McKlnley and antl-McKlnley forces alike, concede to settle the matter unless the unexpected happens/and the unexpected In this Instance is the nature of a speech which It Is vaguely rumored General Harrison may make at the convention to-morrow. Meanwhile General Harrison maintains silence and has not even announced his determination to address the convention, although ho has proctlcnllv ndmltted that he exDects to do SO. INSTRUCTED FOR M'KINLEY. California Clatf CoiirrMlon ! Ad opt* wn Iron-Clad Ilr?olatlon-Frre Sliver Ft* to ml. SACRAMENTO. Cal., May ?.-The McKlnley enthusiasts completely captured the Republican state convention to-day, nlthouRh the district delegates elected from the Fourth congressional district were unpledged and were avowedly Allison supporters. The Fifth district's delegates will probably be of the same political comSlex ton. but the other fourteen are ound to McKlnley by the strongest pledges that could be framed. After eulogising the American protective tariff system as advocated by the famous Maine nnd William McKlnley. the plat* form committee submitted tho following: "As a delegate to the national convention Is charged with a public trust, with the execution of the public mandate, and as William McKlnley, of Ohio, Is tho choice of the people of the state of California for tho nomination for President of the United States, therefore we endorse him for such nomination nnd our delegates are hereby Instructed to vote for aim'and to use their best endeavors to procure his nomination." George A. Knight, of San Francisco, charged that the McKlnley plank In tho platform was not strong enough and offered the following substitute, which was adopted amid enthusiastic cheering: "Resolved, That the Republicans of California, while recognising the earnest gulshed statesmen of thoir party whose name* have been mentioned as aspirants for the presidential nomination at Bt. Louis, and while pledging In advance the electoral vote of tho golden state to tho Republican nominee. %7hopver he may be. hereby declare that the emphatic sentiment of California Is In favor of the nomination of that wise and nble statesman; that pure and unsullied patriot: that true and loyal American; that peerless champion of protection. Wllllnm MoKlnley. of oblo. and the delegate* from this utate are hereby directed am! Instructed to work and vote for the success of tho said William MoKlnley an long as there In a reasonable prospect of his nomination." The following amendment to the platform was adopted unanimously: "We commend the course of our delegates In Congress in opposing the proposed funding systems of tho Pacific railway companies ami urgs that the latter tn' compelled to settle their In* debtednes* In some reasonable and business-like wny so that the government shsll clote Its liens upon and take possession of the properties." Tho convention came out sauarcly for silver In the following declaration, which wan enthusiastically adopted: "Wo favor the frne and unlimited coinape of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. and the making of silver <im well as gold a legal tender In payment of aJl debt*, both public and private." The following wan the convention'! position regarding public schools: "We heartily recognise the right to establish schools through private enterprise. but we demand (hat none but non-sectarian free public schools shall receive public aid." After electing delegate? at large. John T. Lynch was nominated for lieutenant governor, and then the convention ad journeu sine die. I^u.l McKlnley. POPLAR BLUFF. Mo.. May 6.?Republicans of the Fourteenth congres lonai district assembled here to-day and nominated delegates to the national convention at St Louis. The resolutions adopted condemn everything Democratic, laud McKlnley and adopt the declaration of the Ohio platform on money. Mlelitg*i> for HeKinltf. DETROIT. Mich.. May 6.?Mlchlgan't ! delegates to the national Republican convention will go strongly pledged to support McKlnley first and last. No other sentiment In apparent among tho delegates to the state convention, whloh will meet to-morrow noon. KEY6T0JTE PROHIBITIONISTS. The flute Convention Adopt* a Peculiar floury Plank. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., May The Prohibition state convention for the election of the delegates to the national Prohibition convention at Pittsburgh , and the nomination of two congressmen at large, met to-day In thin city and complfted its work. The only friction which developed In the convention was over the money plank. The currency plank of the majority report read as follows: "The currency of the nation should be Issued by the general government without the Intervention of Individuals or corporations and should consist of treasury notes which shall be legal tender for the payment of all debts and redeemable In gold and silver bullion at the market value." After some discussion during which a free silver plank was offered as a substitute. the maloritv report was adont ed by an overwhelming vote. J. S. Kent, of Delaware, and ex-Congressman A. A. Barker, of Cambria, were nominated for congressmen-atlarg*. WEST VIBOIHIA BED KSS. Tk? Great Council of the StMe tn Scadea at Clarkabarg tor Two D?j% Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. May 6.?The great council of the Improved Order of Red Men convened In annual conven- * tloa yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, or. In their language, the Noble Red Men, at the 8th San ,6th Sun, a flower moon, 0. S. O.. 405 rising sun, the great council Are was kindled in the wigwam of Chickasaw tribe No. 36, whose hunting grounds are in the Junior Order halL All of the great council offlcera were present as follows: Dr. A. W. Sterling, of No. 16, great sachem. Palatine; C. C. Haynes, of 20, great senior sagamore, Sewell; H. C. tfhowaiter, of No. 17, great Junior saga* more, Ritchie C. H.; John H. Carwlch- . en, of No. 13, great prophet, Charleston; Harry C. Ulrlch. of No. 5, O. C. of R., Laxearville; John Schneider, of No. 1, great K .of W.. Wheeling; A. N, Barnhouse, of No. 9, G. R to G. C. U. S., Q raft on; J. H. Carwlchen, of No. 13, G. R. to G. C. IT. S.. Charleston: J. Slldell Brown, of No. 15, great lannap. Kingwood; Dr. T. D. Nutter, of No. 38, G. Mlshlnnewa, Ana ted; B. F. McCurdy, of No. 29. O. O. of W. Huntington: Thomas Gent, of No. 14, G. G. of F.. Br am well. Ever>* tribe In the state but one Is represented and the reports of the officers show the order to be in a flourishing condition. There are nearly flfty tribes In the state, No. 49 having been recently instituted at Weston. The report of the great chief of records shows about 2,000 members In West Virginia In the afternoon the proceedings were enlivened by the dlscusston of a proposition to make the age limit under twenty-one years and to debar saloon keepers from membership in the order. Both were voted down and the representatives to the great council of the United States instructed to vote against these amendments. Another matter that created considerable discussion was a request from Delaware tribe No. IS, and Hiawatha tribe No. 18. of Grafton, to be allowed to consolidate. The petition was flnallly granted. To-day business went through with a rush and a grand parade took place la the afternoon. Hiawatha tribe from Grafton came up headed by a band and Setting Sun tribe from Palatine swelled the crowd ho that the parade was a very creditable one and was headed by the band here. After this a public meeting was held In the opsra house and great addresses delivered by Col. Borneo Freer, of Harrisville, J. H. CarmlchaH, of Charleston, and Hon. John H. Holt, of Orafton. Professor C. 0. Showalter, ex-superintendent of the reform school, was chair* man of the meeting. The followliiK are the new officers fop the coming year: C. C. Haynes. Sewell, great sachem: J. Slldelt Brown, Klngwood, great .J senior sagamore; W. B. Hnnnon, Char leston, great junior sagamore; a. w. Sterling. Palatine, great prophet; J. E. Hlrot, (Jrafton, great chief of records: . j O. A. Moon, Arbatus, great keeper of wampum; C. C. Showalter, Pruntytown, groat mlshlnnewa; representatives to the great council of the United State?, which convcne* at Minneapolis In Sep-, temb^r, J. H. Carwlchrn. of Charles- j ton, and Dr. A. W. Sterling, of Pala- ? tine. -j Wheeling, Montgomery and Palatine were In the contest for next place of meeting. Palatine was chosen and the great council adjourned to meet In that M place on the first Tuesday In May, 1887. THREE BOYS ESCAPE From tliv Mute Reform School at Pnwtytown ?KMmrrt OtTertn, Special by Long Distance Telephone. PRUNTYTOWN, W. Va., May To-hlght three boys of the West Virginia reform school hero made their escape. They ?are Luther Roberta, of Putnam county, fair complexion, blue eyes, twelve year* old; Willie Burbce, of Bruxton county, short and heavy, dark eyei< and complexion; Harold Holler, Of Kanawha county, small build, dark eyes and high fiirehc.nl. The superlntoiifiimt tutu offered a reward of S10 tot the onptun* of tno fugitive*. Later?Tho threo boys havo been captured. _ Weather Foitm*! fht To-iay. For \Ve?t Virginia. fair, winds shifting to southeasterly. For WntMrn Pennsylvania ana Ohio, i fnlr; warmer; llRht to fresh southeasterly w!nd?. Iiovnt TrlU|tfralnrr. The temperature yesteitlay a* observed ' by ftehnenf, dnicctm. rnrner Fourteenth and Market streets. was as fol* low*: \>/< 7 a. m f* 3 p. in M o a- m mi; p. m IS IS iu ?9| We*thor?Fair,