"established august 24, 1852. ; wheeling. w. ya:. thursday. may 7. 1896. volume xliy-number 220.
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.
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
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.
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,
* '>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.
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
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
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
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
HOlMSS will die
Till* Morning -Tti? Mnnlrrrr will Make a
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*
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
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
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
Rev. Daniel Stevenson, of Kentucky,
presented a series of resolutions as a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A BIG CONTEST'
I.n Indiana To-day Over Question
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
"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*
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
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.
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
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.
The flute Convention Adopt* a Peculiar
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
"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
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
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
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- ?
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
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
For WntMrn Pennsylvania ana Ohio, i
fnlr; warmer; llRht to fresh southeasterly
The temperature yesteitlay a* observed '
by ftehnenf, dnicctm. rnrner Fourteenth
and Market streets. was as fol*
7 a. m f* 3 p. in M
o a- m mi; p. m IS
IS iu ?9| We*thor?Fair,
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