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fflirffflhrHmq 3ntcl%fnm*. ~ ESTABLISHED AUGUST* 24-, ]852. WTI FT?T tkp v vi rBmiv ?.? _ ==^=s - ? " ilLELIRG. . A A., l'RIDA^, MAY 8. 1896. VOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 22L SENATOR ELKINS Says the Rivera and Ilarbors Bill will bo Passed OVER VETO OF THE PRESIDENT. SU Million Dollars for Ohio and Monongahela Rivers. THE PRESIDENTIAL SITUATION. gtOUagt the Senator Bmyn, Can Intervene II prevent the Nomination or afoKlnlejr - ...i??ui t? <ha *?rt Prraldent-ft. Lo?U Convention will bo a KatlflMtion Meeting ? Tla* Blktns Skipping Bill flhonld bt EadoncA In Ota Platform-Will Sot Go to BU Louts ti a DaltfaU. Special Dlxpoteh to the Intelllrencer. WASHINGTON, May 7.?The senate progressed to-day in the consideration of iho rivers and harbors bill so far as to adopt without modification the amendment making an increased appropriation for the Monongahela river improvement and providing that the entire amount shall be immediately available without conditions and authorising the secretary of war to at once place the sis dams between Qforgantowni and Fairmont under continuous contract. Every assurance possible to be given in advance has been received that the amendment, as well as the provision for the Ohio river Improvement, will be approved in conference; All the Items of importanoe to Weet Virginia are retained, the total ror tne Monongahela being $1,230,000. The Monongahela and Ohio, exclusive of the purchase of the Monongahela Navigation Company's franchise, will get In the aggregate about $6,000,000. But twenty paces of the bill remain to be considered by the senate and it will be concluded to-morrow. It will go to the house as amended and should that body disagree to the chingw. the conferees will be appointed by both houses on Saturday. A ranting of the conferees cannot be held before Tuesday, pronaDiy, ana m inn case the bill cannot be finally passed before the close of next week. A call was made upon Mr. Elkins by tho Intelligencer correspondent thla afternoon, Just after he loft the senate chamber, where the foregoing Information waa obtained. The senator was well pleased with the successful result In the committee and before the senate, and sent the greetings of the West Virginia delegation to the people of the state. Asked as to the prospects for tha future of the rivers and. harbors bill, F-nator Elkins said It would pasa both houses, beyond reasonable-doubt, and should the President veto It both houses will pams It over the veto. "The bill Is drawn with such scrupulous regard for the publlo interests," he *114. "that Congress will fall to do its duty to the people If it does not ever-ride a veto^ Both parties favor- the meascrK;^. MeKlnlcybjr Acclamation. The conversation drifted to a discusshn of the presidential possibilities and Senator Elkins said: "Nothing in my Judgment can intervene to prevent the nomination of McKlnley at St. Louis, and nothing can deJ-.it him at the polls In November. I hav#? not doubted his nomination for more than a month past, and 1 should rot be surprised to see the convention renverted into a great ratification meetJn?r?hla nomination resulting by acclamation." "Who will b* selected for Vice Prcsl'l^nt?" asked the Intelligencer. The McKlnley sentiment will of course dominate the convention, and It will ?>e wise and generoOs for the sake ' ' ?>?? " * -? ??nlM "anil In luitlfif* to all, ihnt sentiment ahould defer in the choice of Vice President to the wishes Of NVw England, New York and Pennsylvania. The wealth of Rood men r n.l-n It next to Impossible to (to astray In the selection." "Should the Clarkabur* convention Inii-rurt West Virginia's delegates?" he tvaa n?ked. "Whatever the convention electa to <1. will suit me. Tho question of choosing a candidate la settled already, ami there should be no difference or dissension In the convention, no matter what it?" action may be. There should I'" entire unanimity. f ahall probably be denied the privilege of attending the state convention, though I should lie pleased to meet my friends there. I am of the onlnlon. however, that the people will prefer having me remain li'T" to look after their m?>rc material Interesls. inaiimuch as our congressman ar?* under obligations to attend the convention, I should remain here. i fear the river Improvement bill <annot br disposed of before the date fixed for the Clarksburg gathering." Nut it n llilrffnlr. "Till you go as a delegate nt large i (ho national convention?" ' No I mm adhere to the opinion J expressed months ago, that the honor representing the state there should no to some good Hepublican not In of-\ fi.o [ believe the favors In the gift of the party should be distributed?that all should have a chance. I hope, however, to be at St. Ix>ul.i to witness the ?-invention ratify the will of the peoand t<> ask the convention to Inr?.? my shipping protection proposl' r. Seven stat* Hi-publican conven' 'tis have ulready placed It as a plank hi their platforms." 'I notice, senator, that the bill you Introduced rind spoke to In the senate. id Alrentlv rnllffl the tflklns bill." "Y*s, nn'J I am willing to take the fipofiBlblllty of It being no designated, I believe If it should borome a law it will rentoro tho proap>rlty of ir shipping Interests, although when It was Jlrnt proposed many cxpro.wd f-rlous doubts. It will nave two hun'if'"I millions annually, nnd cauae Am-rlcan fr-dghts to be paid to Amm-lran*. More than #0 per rent of <<'ir rarrylng trade once belonged to Amfrlcnn vessels nndor the system ' hlrh I hope to sco restor??d~the i>oli v advocated by Washington. Madison "' d Hamilton, of levying dl?crlmlnat i'. duties In favor of American hot* ' rim. i will also ondeavor to have some* 1 ' z s?iid in tho platform on the sub* -r our "bonding privileges." under ' b flu: Canadian I'anlflc railroad Is ' "K so much freight and revenue our own railroads and ot thu tun'* violating tho Interstate i.nvrce net If our government !il Insist ?>n ?'ars bidng examined "imlng from Oann/la. Instead of is' j- imntfd to through Hut 1 In bond, It would compel the aiit to puss over "ur own lines, "no of tho JJemocrfttle papers are al* "ly Insisting that their convention 'null incorporate the abolition of the boi.dlng privilege* )n their platform." BOND INVESTIGATION Ordered by the I'fflrr Itcaolntlon PuMi'Dftnoemli In * family Fight. WASHINOTON, D. C., May 7.-By tho decisive vote of flfty-one to six, the senate to-day Inaugurated an Investigation. to be conducted by the senate committee on flnance into the facta and circumstance!* connected with the sale of United States bonds by the secretary of the treasury during the last three yearn. The"six adverse reports were cast by Senators Cafferyr (Louisiana). Faulkner, (West Virginia), Gray, (Delaware), Hill, (New York), Mitchell. (Wisconsin), and Palmer, (Illinois), all Democrats. The bonil resolution came up immediately after the morning business and Mr .Palmer, (Dem., I1L), took the floor. I oppose this resolution," saia he, "because I regard it as an illegitimate moans of procuring material to affect and Inflame the public mind." The senator referred, to the Illinois and Missouri free ailfer Democratic conventions last year as "snap conventions." Mr. Cookrell answered sharply that the Missouri convention was one of the most representative gatherings ever held. It was called because the Democracy was being misrepresented and an attempt to commit it to gold. Mr. Vest declared that tho Missouri convention was a response to the people. "The people led, and," added Mr. Vest, "the people assemble conventions and any man who tries to stop them will be crushed. Manhood and decency will no longer permit us to stand here and be accused of advocating 'unsound money' and of assembling 'snap conventions.' " Mr. Vest next turned his attention to the recent Michigan Democratic state convention, reading from an article written by one of the delegates who had participated "In that shameful scene." The article detailed the action of "backsliders" and "traitors" ^ho had been instructed for silver and voted against it. The senator said he had many letters from men of high standing, detailing tho circumstances of the Michigan convention as a "shame and disgrace to American public life." After further denunciation of the influences brought to bear on conventions, Mr. Vest closed with a startling declaration aa to his own position. "I am a delegate to the national convention," said he, "an unwilling delegate, chosen by my people, and I serve notice now that if that convention at Chicago is to be made up of officeholders. to stifle and prevent the expression of the will of the people, then it Is no Democratic convention to me. The Democratic party Is the party of honorable expression, not of federal patronage." \tf inn ?? onr* took tS* floor, to close hln speech In opposlltion to the bond resolution, after which it vu pawed. _ "KID" ITC0T8TX0M1Y Orer "Jin" Daly what w*i BxpNtld. Was a (fcalck. F1?ht. NEW YORK, May 7.?The gymnasium of the New Manhattan Athletic Club was well filled to-night with an appreciative crowd of members and guests. There were three bouts on the programme, the principal of which was a twelve round tight at catch weights between Kid McCoy and Jim Daly, of Buffalo. Round 1.?McCoy landed a left jab on body and a left swing on face. He followed with lefts on face, and body, and knocked Daly down with a left smash on the Jaw^^UgCp* jnnaahcd Daly right and -leffHSh Jkce and *ben sent the Buffalolan to grass with a hard left on face. Round 2.?McCoy made achopplng block of Daly and floored him three times with right and left hand smashes on the face. Daly was In a very bad state when the time was called. Round 3.?McCoy led off with Ave left hand Jab* on the stomach and Daly fell to the floor after getting two right hand smashes on the face. The referee called th?? bout to a rlose when Daly had gone to grass three times. McCoy won easily. _________ DrOro Wins the Pint. PITTSBFRGH, May 7.-The serlei of three games between Clearwater and l)e Oro for the world's pooi championship began to-night In the Grand Opera House. De Oro won. out on the night by the following score by frames: Do Oro?206. Clearwater?203. _ MERCHANT SHOT While Chasing a Robber?A Tragedy la Chicago. CHICAGO, May 7. -While chasing a robber from his store to-night Thomas J. Marshall, proprietor of the Golden Rule dry goods store, 278-82 West Madison. was shot twice and died a few moments later on the sidewalk In front of his place. The robber escaped, after firing several shots to Intimidate the people In the street. He wounded two other persons. They are Alexander lieggs. shot In the left leg and Kutis Hynes, nhot through both knees. West Madison Is a very crowded street after nightfall and the murder was committed In the sight of a hundred people, but was done so quickly that there was no chance of apprehending the murderer. Sevr Oil Company. In Clerk Hook's office, the certificate of incorporation of the Pollock Oil & Oas Company was recorded. The stock subscribed is fsb.ooo. The incorporators are Messrs. George T. Dlgby, fllmon Kline, P. M. Wort. Martin Thornton, and Frank T. Hare, all of Wheeling. Xemr the Itogrraon. Harry L. McKown, the well-known plumber, and 8. J. I'ulhamus. tank builder, started a well about eight hundred feet from the Ilogerson gusher, Tuesday, and are hoping theirs will be In the same class. BRIEF TKLBQRAKS. Rev. T. C. Hache, of Nantlcok*. was ejected president, and Rev. .lumen Moore, of l'lyrnouth. secretory, of the primitive Methodist conference of Pennsylvania. Kleven bodies have been recovered from the wreck of the collapsed buildin* at Cincinnati. Yesterday the bodies found were those of C. F. Andress, William Lowhelde and Mamie Kennedy. it was n dull day yesterday In the Hcott Jackson trial at Newport, Ky., the principal effort being to break down tne prisoner's character, on the evidence of prostitute* from Cincinnati. E. R. Bralnerd, the well known Chicago cut stone contractor, has fulled. In his failure the Arm of Rherman. Flavin A Co., marble cutters, was carried down. Mr. Hralnerd wan a member of the firm wl.u a large Interest In It. Mr. Hralnerd'H assets are about fSOO.OQO and his liabilities about the same. The firm of Hherman. Flavin A Co. has asueta of about i'tno.ooo, with llnblllllcs of somewhat more than that. Judge White, of Pittsburgh, held a hearing In the preliminary Injunction granted Inst Tuesday In the onso of the window glass workers of America against J. It .Sovereign, tflmon Hums and others and continued the Injunction until the final hearing In the case. The rjjurt said there weru Important questions Involved In the proceedings And Intimated that final hearing could be held within a mouth. THE PENALTY " For Ills Crimes Paid by the Star Crlniluul, Holmes. HIS NERVE REMAINED WITH HIM To the Uil, mid lie Ulrd with a Ui on III* Lips?Remarkable End of a Men with a Remarkable Career?Story of 111* Lift?The Eight Murders He ! Known to Hare Committed?Scene at the Scaffold. DTJtT A r\r?r TITtT ? n. t(.M f TT<u>. r4iJUAurjuru4A? i m~i i ?<>vt man W. Mudgett, alias H. H. Holmes, wan hanged In Moyamenslng prison today. The drop fell at 10:12:30. It was fully a half hour later before he was officially pronounced dead. v A half minute before he was shot Into eternity he made this declaration to the solemn assemblage gathered about the scaffold: "Gentlemen. T have very few words to say. In fact. 1 would make no remarks at this time except that by not speaking I would appear to acquiesce In my execution. 1 only wish to say that the extent of my wrong-doing In taking human life consisted in the death of two women, they having died at my hands as a result of criminal operations. I wish to state here, so there oan be no chance of misunderstanding, that I am not guilty of taking the lives of any of the Pltesel family?the three children and Benjamin, the-father, of whose death I was convicted and for which I am to-day to be hanged. This Is all I have to say." The words were well chosen and clearly enunciated. The voice of the condemned man never quavered: the bands, clasped on the dark railing of the scaffold, did not tremble. The nerve which had all along characterised this most marvellous of assassins did not desert him at the end. As the last sylable fell from his Hps, he turned to his attorney, Mr. Rotan. Then he cheerfully buttoned his ooat? nodded to the sheriff, and an instant later he was shot up Into the air. He was undoubtedly the most stolid of any of that assemblage of more than fifty men. Holmes spent his last day uneventfully. During part of yesterday Father vmty, 01 mr i; nu run ui hut aiiiiuuumtlon, visited him and said prayers. In the afternoon his lawyer, Samuel P. Rotan, spent a short time with him. The rest of the day Holmes spent In reading1 his Bible nnd other devotional books. Father Daily came again early In the evening and remained until 10:15 o'clock. After he left Holmes wrote letters of farewell until midnight It is understood that these communications were addressed to his wife in GUmantown. N. H.. and Georglanna Yoke, of* Franklin, Ind., the so-called third wife, whose testimony did much to bring about today's execution. He also penned a letter of instruction to Mr. Rotan. his counsel. Absolute secrecy Is maintained regarding the contents of these letters. At 12 o'clock Holmes undressed and went to bed under the watchful eye of Keeper Weaver, who was fearful lust the man In the cell beyond might commit suicide. Holmes slept like an Innocent babo and at 6 o'clock in the morning It required two calls to awaken . him. 1,_. . .. _ The End Comes. At 7 o'clock Fathers Dally and MacPeak arrived. Holmes received them silently and knelt with them while they went over the communion service; according to the rites of the Catholic church to which ho had.been converted during the past week. The gates wore opened at 9 o'clock and the party filed In. The Instrumfnt of death loomed high In the centre of the corridor on the first floor of the oonviot side of the prison. The platform which stood eight feet above the level of the floor wo* approached by a. flight of stairs. The witnesses passed around the structure and faced It. Silence followed for a moment. Then a murmur arose from the other aide of the scaffold. It was the prayers of the priest* who were escorting Holme* to the gallows. A moment later they mounted the stairs and came Into view, the priests stood on either side of the condemned man and chanted the psalm Miserere. Holmes, hi* eyes fixed upon a crucifix which he clasped In his hands, walked steadily between them. He word n sack coat and trousera of grey material, and a white fhlr*. There was a thin growth if bear.-! on his chin. There wan a pause as they reached the trap and then Holmes stepped forward and delivered his speech. It took him exactly two minutes to utter what every man there regarded ns the la?t of n series of llt*s. Father Pally knows. If any living man does, whether or not Holmes went Into eternity wltfi a be on his Hps, for to him Holmes, eftnor last night or to-day. made a final confession. What the murderer confided to the priest Is a secret of the confessional and It will not be made public. After shaking hands with his lawyer, who then left the scaffold. Holmes turned and bade farewell to Superintendents Perkins and, Klchardson and th.? priests, who were the other occupants of the gallows. Then he and the clergymen knelt In silent prayer. .They arose at 10:12 o'clock. In another haLf minute tho end had come. The ('rime*. The murder of Henjamln P. ntexel, for which Herman Mudgott, alias H. If, Holmes, was hanged to*day, occurred on Sunday, September 2, 1894. The crime was the culmination of a conspiracy between the men to defraud the Fidelity Mutual Life Association, of this city, of $lO,OO0, and tho swindle was successfully accomplished. Holmes and Pltexel became acquainted in Chicago In isyo. Pltexel was married and had rtx children. He was poor, and was not averse to engaging In dishonest business If It were lucrative. Holmes had been practicing forgery, ami he induced Pltexel to enter the same "lltje." In January. 18U3, Pltexel was arrested In Terre Haute, lnd., for panning forged paper. Holmes went ?*wl inivA 11 lirtn Klrnuf hull fi?r I'ltezel, who thereupon ran away. Holme* aent Him to Port Worth, Texaa.u tinder tihe name of ronton T. Lyman. Ho had with him a deed to property there valued at H0<00n. which belonged to Minnie It. W'llllamH, another of Holme*' victim*. Holme* and a woman he called his wife *ubHcquently joined hltn there, and, giving out thai they Intended to build the fluent building In the town, the mtn muccimmIed In borrowing aontethlng like 150,000, Then they fled, ateallng two carload* of hor*c* o.M they wont, and flhlpplng them to flt. fjoul.'i. It wnj after thl* Incident that Holme* conceived the Idea of having Pltexel'* life Inmired. lie told Pltexel how ea*y It wan to beat an Insurance company with a aubatltute body, and Pltexel feil Into the acheme. A 9ft,0/M) policy was *ecurcd In the Washington Life Insurance Company, of Now York, but for Home renann or other It waa permitted to lap**. Then , the Fidelity pulley wan taken out. The application wan made at the Chicago agency. PUosol waa In full I hnalth, and the rink ws considered flrstrate. -They left Chicago together to search for a body. In. August, 1684, Holmes and Plterel came east, and Holmes rented the house, 131H CallowhJII street, a ramshackle old building, for Pltezel to start In the patent rights business under the name of B. F. Perry. In the meantime, Holmes had brought a woman whom he rn lied hid wife, to a boarding house at 1906 North Eleventh street. Throughout August Holmes called on Pltezel frequently. Pltezel was seen up to 10 o'clock on Saturday night, September 1, That night he drank a great deal before he went to bed. Nothing was again seen of him until the following Monday, when Eugene Smith, a carpenter, who had been employed to do some work In the house, found his body lying on Its back on the floor of the second-story back room. The face was blackened and bHstered, as If from burns, and near by lay a broken bottle which had contained benzine. By the side of the body was a pipe, partly filled with tobacco. Appearanrns Indicated that an expiation had occurred while tne man was lighting his pipe. The police believed the affair was an Occident, and no one for a monent entertained the theory of murder. Thi Development* About three weeks after thin occurrence, Jeptha D. Howe, a St. Louis attorney. after correspondence with .Coroner Ashbrldge, of this city, came here and asserted that the body was that of Benjamin F. Pltesel. and that heHowe?was here to collect $10,000 insurance from the Fidelity Company, for which amount a policy had been made out in favor of Mrs. Pltesel In Chicago a year before. Meanwhile Holmes, "who had introduced Pltezel to the Insurance agents, was induced by them to come to Philadelphia and identify the body. This he did positively, and so did Alice Pltesel, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the dead man. With this unequivocal testimony, the insurance company paid the money. Here the first stage of this extraordinary affair came to a close. The second opened some time afterwards, when Marion C. Hedspeth, the notorious train i?>bber, in Jail at 8t. Louts, declared that Holmes,while in an adjoining cell, had told him of a conspiracy with Pltezel and Howe to swindle a Philadelphia insurance company by the substitution of a body. Other evidence was secured by a Chicago detective, who, after a chase through several states, Anally arrested Holmes in Boston. Many More Mnrder*. This 1s the story of the murder of Benjamin F. Pltesel, but with it is Interwoven the schemes and acts which brought about the killing of at least ejght other victims. Th??se were Allcc and Nellie Pltesel, the little daughters of Benjamin, who were asphyxiated in a trunk in Toronto, Canada; Howard Pltesel, the young son, killed in Indianapolis, Holmes cutting up and burning the remains In a stove; Julia L, Conner, divorced wife of I. L. Conner, and a book-keeper for Holmes; Pearl Conner, her daughter: Emlllne O, Cigrande, of Anderson, Ind., stenographer for Holmes; Minnie H, Williams, of Fort Worth, Texas, his private secretary, and Nana Williams, her sister. The murder'of these persons has been fixed upon him almost certainly, but there are at Ittist a dozen other cases which have been laid at his door. The execution of Hoflmes closes one of the most extraordinary narratives In the criminal annals of modern times. The nerve, the calculation aqd the audacity of the man were unparalleled, Mnrrinr was his natural bent. Sometimes h* killed from sheer greed of gain; oftener, as he himself confessed, to gratify an Inhuman thirst for blood. But the man was an atrocious liar, and several of those with whose murder he charged himself have since denied his story with his own lips. The statemont was prompted by a perverted ambition to be regarded as the "greatest" monster who ever walked In the form of man. and an Incongru ous desire to gain for tne education or his little Ron In Ollmantown, New Hampshire, the 15.000 offered for the "oonfenlonf' by a newspaper. This desire goes far to prove his possession of many conflicting trait.s It proves that he knew something of human love, ns the trial clearly demonstrated that he held affection for the woman he called his wife? Miss Yoke. It 1? a well-known fact that women were attracted to him, and one not hard to understand when the superficial man In considered, for he was born of reputable parents, reared under the influence of a Christian home, and surrounded in Mb early years by every refinement. He was born at Oilmanton in 1858. so that he was thirty-eight years old when tho end of his spectacular career came. His parents were among the most respected,persons In their part of the state. 1I!h father had been postmaster wr mure cuan iwru^-iuui j ciub. Holmes had two married sisters, living In Boston, and one brother. They were younger than he, and had grown up to be good citizen*, respected and honored by their neighbors. The Cftroor of Crlmr. Ilolmes was married first when ho was twenty and shortly after began his Insurance swindling carcer, while studying medicine. Three yean after he l?*ft his wife and was next heard of In Chicago. Then began his kaleidoscopic carcer. lie began by marrying a Miss Myrtle Z. HeiKnap, daughter of a resident of Wllllamette, a suburb of Chicago. He had not been divorced from his first wife. He tried to get possesion of her father's property by means of forged dt?ed?. He failed In that, and then his wife left him, keeping with her the girl baby that had been born to them. His third wife, Ueorglana Yoke, he married in Denver under the name of Howard. She lives In Franklin, Indiana, and Is a woman of refinement and beauty. The murder of the Pltesol children was probably Holmes' next crime after that of the father. This crime Is familiar to all newspaper readers; how Holmes took the two little girls to Canada and murdered them and klllod the little boy In Indiannuolls, Ind. The murders were of the most attroclous character. Thf The scene of Holmes' other known murderous operations wan the notorious "Castle," In Chicago, the building erected by him on the border of the World's Fair grounds. The place was fitted up with padded rooms, secret chambers, vaults and quicklime vats, and thl* part of Hip story amnck* of the romance* of medieval time*. Here It In thought atidden and violent death* camp to the William* girl*, Kmlly Clgrand, Mm. Julia. Conner and her eight-yearold daughter Pearl. Minnie William*, when n child. Inherited S^O.OfKi from an uncle. When ehe been mo of ape who went on the atage. in IN92 *he met Holmes in Chicago, and Iwcame hi* ntenogrnpher, living with him 11* hi* wife. In 1803 whe Invited her *l*tor, Nana, thon a achool teacher In Texae, to vlalt h*r at the eaatli*. She did so. Soon afterword* both girl* disappeared forever. It I* bellevod that 11olmeti killed them to gut th? $40,000. Tin- Chicago police found aevrnl *keleton* In the cnMle, and two of them, they think, are all (bat remain of the haplwa William* alstera. It ahould bo atated here that Holmca, Cmitluwetl on VUili Fair*. IN STRONG TERMS Indiana Instruets Her Delegates for McKlnley AMID UNBOUNDED ENTHUSIASM. Story that Harrison would Appear was Unfounded. OHIO MAN WAS THE FAVORITE And the Resolntlons, which are the Strongest Yet Adopted by Any Btato, Went Through Without Division by a Three to One Vole-Sound Honey end Protection the Watch words?The Result Practically Mettles It that JfeKlnley will be the Nominee at HU Louis by Aeelama* Hon* INDIANAPOLIS, May 7.-The Indiana Republican convention to-day instructed Its delegation to St Lou la to vote for William McKlnley for President with scarcely a show of opposition from tho people who had been expected to make a bitter light on ths Ohio major. The Instructions went through with a rush which surprised even the most enthusiastic friends of Mr. McKlnley and although there was a vigorous cry of "nay" when the adoption of the platform containing the resolutions was moved, the chairman's decision that the resolutions was unchallenged and no division was called for. There wan no unusual display of enthusiasm, although McKinley's name was repeatedly and enthusiastically cheered. The widely circulated rumors that ex-Presldent Harrison would deliver an address before the convention which would make McKlnley Instructions impossible, proved to be absolutely devoid of foundation, the general not appearing before tho resolutions were considered. Th<? platform adopted without opposition endorses Mr. Harrison's last administration; reaffirms the Republican protection principles; declares for "sound money," favoring the use of both gold and silver at a parity and International bimetallism, but declaring against the free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1 and concludes with strong McKJnley Instructions. There was a hot contest over the various state nominations which kept the convention In session all day. When the band played "Paradise Alley" and Sergeont-at-Arms Mount bawled himself hearse ordering delegates Into their seats In Tomltnson hall to-day. 5,000 enthusiastic Reubl Icons crowded Into the corridor, gallery and floor, anxious to see, hear and participate In what was acknowledged to be one of the most! important convention In the history of the state. It was generally conceded that McKlnley would carry the convention If no sensation was sprung by the friends of the ex-President and the tatter's appearance was almost as .anxiously awaited as If he himself had been an avowed candidate. It was 10:15 o'clock when State Chairman J. K. Gowdy began calling the convention to order and It was fifteen minutes later when he rubbed his gavel arm muscles back Into shape and announced the hardly self-convinced fact that the gathering hud been called to order. Mclttnley Enthiulasm. Ex-Recrctnry of the Navy Richard W. Thompson, was made permanent chairman with a rousing eheer. When white-haired "Uncle Dick" Thompson assumed the gavel, he was greeted with a rousing reception. Despite his eighty-eight years, the ex-s?eretary delivered a stirring speech which disposed of the Democratic party to the enure satisfaction ??i me crow a wi? vigorously predicted a sweeping victory for Republican principles In the coming election. ^ , ? At the conclusion of Col. Thompson s speech there were loud cries of "Harrison," but the ex-Presidont did not appear and the report of the committee on credentials was ubmitted and accepted without contest. Then came the reading of the platform and resolutions. , A The Interest became intense as the chairman reached the McKinley resolutions. which concluded the platform. At the naming of the Ohloan candidate. the great crowd broke Into a wild uVHifh ivhpn it subsided, was met with vigorous counter cries of '.'Harrison." For several moments the opposition forces howled for their favorites. When the climax was reached and the phrase 'directed to vote for William MoKlnley" was raad, the howls broke loose again und for a moment the air was full of vibrant Indiana tatrgs. After the gavel had In a measure restore onler, the motion to adopt was put amid a wild turmoil of conflicting cries. The chairman declared the platform and resolutions carried. Owing to the great confusion during the adoption of the resolutions, It was Impossible to arrive at any accurate estimate of the vote of the opposing forces. The ayes were re-lnforced by yells from the galleries and corridors as were also the.nays, but the indications were that the vote was about to 1 for the resolutions. There were, of cours, calls for cheers for MoKlnley; after the ndoptlon of the platform and resolutions and the cheering was hearty and enthusiastic, but scarcely throe minutes had elapsed after the discussion of the question which has Interested the entire country for months, before the convention proceeded with the election of delegates at large, apparently having entirely forgotten the entire presidential situation. The sympathy of the spectators seemed t?? be very largely with the Ohio candidate and that also had something to do with the discouragement of the advocates of nn unlnstructed delegation. Following is an abstract of tho resolutions: Tile Heaolnf toim. It has been forty years slnco the Republican party was born. It was the child of concslence. It grew and became great Indeed arjd achievement ?tw> liianli-nl l/in thill cOIHM from a true and lofty conception of liberty mid freedom. Justice and equality, national Integrity and national honor. In short from the beginning of the administration of Abraham Lincoln to the clone of that of Henjamln Harrison, tlio record of the Republican party la the story of loyalty, of patriotism and of magnificent achievement. ^ The experience of the last three years brings out In a clearer light the excellence of the splendid administration of our fellow cltlsen, Benjamin Harrison ?nn administration under which we attained a tneaauro of prosperity unequalled In the history of the government. The Republicans of Indiana arc In favor of protection. We demand a tariff thnt will n??t only secure the necessary amount of revenue, but will also afford equal and certoln protection to the wa*o workers and producers of this country. We demand that American sellers shall have the first chance In American markets. We ore Arm and emphatic In our demand for honest money. We believe that our money should not be Inferior to the money of the mont enlightened nations of the earth. We are unalterably opposed to every scheme that threaten* to debase or depreciate our currency. We favor the use of silver as currency, but to the extent only and untor such regulations that its parity with gold can be maintained; and In consequence are opposed to the free, unlimited and Independent coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1. We demand a rigid enforcement of all existing Immigration laws by the national govern mont. McKlnlef Iiulrnedoni. Wo believe In a liberal construction of our pension laws and condemn the unjust and unfair policy of tbe present administration In depriving ex-aoldlers of their pensions without notice, and without a hearing upon charges filed against them. Believing as we do in a protective tariff, the leading issue before the people, we favor the nomination as President of the United 8tates, of the man who perfectly represents a protective* tariff and the cardinal principles of tho Republican party; a man who has devoted his life to the defense of his country In war and In peace; one who. at seventeen, fought with Hayes and Crook and Sheridan at Antletam, and in the Shenandoah In defense of our flag against foes within, and for fourteen years in Congress contended against our country's foes from without, beating back British free trade and aggression which finally, under the present Democratic administration, obtained possession of our markets and has almost destroyed our Industries; a man who with the resistless shibboleth "protection and prosperity" has challenged the attention of the commercial world and won the support of every patriotic worklngman of our country; whose! Ife and work, open as a book, are in themselves a platform and whose very name Is magic?that loyal American citizen, soldier, statesman and Christian gentleman, William McKinloy, of Ohio; and the delegates to the Republican national convention selected to-day are directed to cast their vote for William McKlnley as frequently and continuously as there ia any hope of his nomination. At 1 o'clock Private Secretary Tlbbott sent word to the convention hall that General Harrison had decided not to address the convention. .The announcement caused a deal of comment and much disappointment among the delegates and spectators. No explanation of the ex-President's refusal to appear, was made, further than that the Htatement that he had never fully deckled to accept the invitation. He denied himself to interviewers. The following were elected delegates at large: Frank M. Milliken. Charles M. Fairbanks. J. O. LaFollette and General Lew Wallace. Electors at large: H. G. Thayer and Charles F. Jones. The contest for state officers was very warm. Mount was nominated for governor on the seventh ballot, and it was made unanimous. Two Oplnloua* WASHINGTON. D. C., May 7.-The news from Indianapolis was awaited with interest at the capltol. When Indiana's action became known Senator Sherman said the question was settled and he believed Mr. McKinley would be unanimously nominated. Senator Quay said that he did not consider the fight closed until the convention should declare Itself, as much would depend upon the contesting delegations. ____________ KICHIOAH 70S M'KNLEY. The State Convention Strongly Isutrnets for Hint. DETROIT, Mich.. May 7.?An animated flght over the money question was the most striking feature of the Michigan Republican convention today. It rosulted In squelching both the . . 1 J W.. .V. BMft guiu jJlttuiv uucicu UJI Vila ????j> ? the silver plank submitted by the minority of the resolutions committee and the mibstlutlon therefor of the money plank of the Minneapolis platform of '92. McKinley was endorsed most unequivocally and the delegates were strongly Instructed in his favor. ygW JER&8Y DEMOCRATS Elect Uae Slate Delegates-Strong Ibr Cleveland tor a Third Term. TRENTON, N. J.. May 7.-The Democratic convention met here to-day and after a struggle elcctcu the four slated candidates for delegates at large to- the national convention at Chicago as follows: United 8tates Senator James Smith, Jr., of Essex county; ex-TJnlted States Senator Rufus Blodgett, of Monmouth; ex-State Chairman Allan L. McDermott, of Hudson, and ex-Judge Albert Tollman, of Gloucester. The eloction of sixteen district delegates was also ratified. The platform adopted declares strongly for a gold money standard and warmly endorsed the administration of President Cleveland. The fact that Mr. Cleveland has not expressed himself as willing tr> accept the nomination was tho only thing that prevented an effort to instruct the delegates for his renom-. (nation. Among the delegates from the southern part of the state the sentiment Is largely for ex-Governor Pattlaon, of Pennsylvania. TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS Have a Wild end Woolly Time?President Cleveland Dtnonnced. NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 7.-John K. Shields, of Morrlstown, was elected permanent chairman of the state Democratic convention. The committse on credentials not being ready to report, speech-making to a wild and disorderly cnnvontlon followed In the meantime until- after 6 o'clock, when a recess wan taken. Some of the speeches were very bitter and abuslvo of President Cleveland, but were not received with oiii cicciaca munjipruvui. Chairman Shields called th? cohventlnn to order at 8 o'clock. The report of the committee on credentials was made and becnuae of the tumult nnd dlaorder was not adopted until after a wrangle and a roll call. The convention now nwalta the report of the platform committer. The boat* of representation cuta down the anti-free ? liver vote to a small showing. Destroyed by Fire. SOMERSET. Ky.. May 7.-The round hoimes and twelve locomotives belonging to the Queen & Crcsrent railroad company were destroyed by Arc this morning at an early hour. I-oss isoo.ow and fully Insured. WcMlirr Fawn*! Iter To-day. For Waal Virginia. Westrrn nla and Ohio, fair; wnrntar; N*nt *na fresh southwesterly winds. Tr??n?rr?tiirr. The temperftiure ysstorduy a* ?b,8ESS by 8. Sohnepr. drumlat. corner Kourtesnth una Markov ?.trcot?. ? f0?* low*: 7 a. in 5J|> P. >\? * 55 On 6SI71?. in ' 12 in sijWettthor-lfalr.