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IlthL^Q. IV. VA.. TUESDAY, MAY 12. 1898. T0ITOI1S XLIV-NUMBER 224.
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Wants to Know Where Ho is In
the Wntta Deal.
I Ht Hm Been Knocked Oat bjr fhc Same
(featlrman?Tha Chtltone Plajlni a'
I Two-Handed Gam?-The Binalii with
I St-CeBgreMnum AldereonXakce a Con*
I iidfnbli MU-A Scheme that was A ban*
I *??d-WhoIe Crowd Ibr Yr? Silver.
Special Dispatch to the IntoUifeneer.
Colonel Robert & Carr la doing lota
of thlnUnf Just now, and: has not yet
b*n able to make up hla.mlnd aa to
iu*t "where he is at" One month
(tft he would have been : willing to
atake all be wu worth that he would
be the next Democratic nominee for
state auditor, but ho is not ao certain
of It now. He (a beginning to realise
that the Chilton crowd, have been
making fun of him all the time they
have been making believe that they
thought he waa a statesman.
It is beginning to dawn upon him
that he Is to be sacrificed In the Interest
of General Watts, et al; and while
he tries to keep up a stiff upper Hp. It
U very apparent that the political outlook
is not pleasing to him.
If he is knocked out by- General
Watts it will not be the first time he
has had his political hopes .shattered
by the same ruthless hand. 81x years
ago. when he thought he had the^state
senatorshlp within his grasp it was
snatched from him. almost In the hour
of his triumph, by General Watts. And
the Chlltona were Jn that deal. too.
Four years previous to that time.
Coionrl Carr defeated W. K. Chilton
for a seat in the state senate. Carr waa
the Populist. or Grenback candidate
then, while Chilton was the Democratic
nominee. The district was Demo- |
rratic at that time and when the returns
showed that Carr was elected.
I Chilton was very much aatounded. In
fact, ho felt that Colonel Carr had done
him an Injury*.
It seems that the hatchet iiaa not yet
I been buried, and that while the Chil- i
tens have for years been ostensibly
friendly to Colonel Carr. tl^ty have in
reality had knlvea under their blankets
all the time.
neoole are malicious: enough to i
advance the Mfa that tbe CMltons. recognizing
the fact that the?Cj?wer la
rapidly waning and knowlhfuthat their i
aupport mean* political death to any
one with whom their name Is coupled,
are quietly creating the impression that
th<?y are favorable to General VS atta,
with the Idea that the mention of their
names In ronnectloa with his will accomplish
his defeat
The Democrats of Kanawha arenas
thoroughly tired of Chlltoiv domination
aa the people of the state arG'of Democratic
rule and the suspicion that the
last campaign was conducted with the
rlew of landing Colonel J. E. Chilton
lr. the United States senate and that all
other Interests wert sacrificed to that
end. se?ms to be growing among the
rank and file of the .party..
In ? Mix.
Democratic politics seem to be in a
i :n*!dprxb 1 p mix. Hon. John D. Al.Iprton
la an ardent supporter of General
Watts, and. It Is understood, will be
tbe next secretary of state In the event
of that gentleman's election. II there Is
nay love between Mr. Alderson and the
Messrs. Ohllton It Is not visible to the
naked eye. Mr. Alderson does not think
that ?ie Chtltons helped him much In
his last campaign for Congress and he
does not feel like helping Colonel Joe
chllton In his aspirations to all the
wat now occupied by Hon. i> H. Hul'"However
they are all agreed upon the
silver question. If one of them Is opposed
to the 1? to 1 Idea he Is afraid (o
say so. For more than a year there
wn talk of orcanlslnir a free all
ver party, through Chilton Influence,
with the idea of afterwards having it
swallowed by the Democracy. This
scheme baa been abandoned, possibly
for the reason that the Republicans
were "onto" K.
Ex-Governor E. W. Wilson hopes to
ride into Congress on the free silver
hobby, which has been a pet of hia for
some time past. However, Colonel J.
W. St. Clair and Colonel J. E. ChUton
understand that little equestrian act
a* well as he does. If there is anythin*
political that they are not able
to ride they have not yet heard of It
They believe In having everything
free, from sliver to salvation, provided
they are to be the beneficiaries and they
at* able to preach the free silver doctrine
with so much ardor and fervor as
to deceive- the Very eWct.
Just now the chances seem to favor
Colonel fit. CJalr, as far as Kanawha
">unty 1* concerned. Not because he
is In any way superior to Messrs. Wlliv>n
and Chilton, but because the people
of their county do not know trim as
well as they dG the two others.
Tncher Conntf Itrpvhllcani Adopt a
Ntroiig Itraolnilan.
Special PUpatoh to the Intelligencer.
PAKSONS.W. V?m May' 1L?At the
Republican county convention hold At
thin place Saturday, when the delegate*
Tucker county wero chosen to the two
?tat? conventions, the following resolution
was unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, That wo recognise the
highest hopes and aspirations of tho
American people, symbolized in that
American. Major McKlnley,
whose candidacy for President ha* our
warmest sentiment and frfehdly aid In
the sreat contest now going on for the
Republican nomination nt fit. Louis; and
It I* with equal desire and tteartlnean of
spirit that we declare our preference for
Hon. George W. Atkinson as the candidate
on the Republican tloket for governorof
thlsstato and pledge otirwartnest
support to bring adout that happy
nftiwar* Jlfpnlillrini.
DOVER, Del.. May II.-The Itepubllrin
Rtaje convention for the aelcctlon ??f
d-legate* to the national convention at
Ht. Louis will moot h?ro to-morrow . It
Mil ?,? controlled by the friends of J.
Kdward Addlcka, who have at leant 101
"f the IV) delegates^ composing the convention.
Thr delegation will not be Instructed.
Mr. Addlck* belleveu that the alx votea
<?f I Ha ware ahould be held In reaerve,
?" a* to go to the winner when the de
l^ltime cornea, and hla views will
probably be adopted.
MrKlnley will Ifol Mow.
('ANTON, O., May 11.?For several
weeks rumora have been circulated that
when Governor McKlnley was nominated
at St. Loul* ho would take up hla
residence at Cleveland. On account of
theao rumora aeveral prominent men
made direct Inquiry, line of thcao aald
to tha Repository, reporter that he had
been uurod there was not the slightest
possibility of Huch an event. Hu said
that Oov. McKlnley had In no wise
changed hla plans or ever had any Intention
of leaving his homo city during
the month* of the campaign In event of
hla nomination.
TtaeCsllfbruU DnptV?l?r Improvement
?kll VntUr Urlxlr.
WASHINGTON, May 1t.?The California
deep water harbor project was
before the senate moat ot the day. It
la aeldom that a local Improvement
arouses an much feeling among senators.
manifesting Itself In a debate of
nnusual animation and of considerable
personal feeling.
Mr. Berry, of Arkansas, began the
debate to-day declaring that this proposed
expenditure ot three millions
was against the public Interest and In
the private Interest of C. P. Huntington,
of the Southern Paclfla Senators
Vest and CofTery took the ground that
no appropriation should be made at
preaent. Mr. Frye. chairman of the
commerce committee, replied to the
strictures upon the proposition and ve-.
hemently characterised the criticisms
ui air. nununKiun uo wvuiiiis vi tu? i
slogan of the sand lots." Mr. Prye will
go on to-morrow.
ZT I'ooM.
WASHINGTON, May 11.?The session
of the house to-day was almost entirely
devoted to the consideration of District
official business. Bills were passed to
authorise the secretary of the treasury
to detail revenue cutters to enforce regulations
at regattas; to grant the Denver,
Cripple Creek A Southwestern railroad
a right of way through the South Platte
and Plum Creek forest reservations; to
grant pipe lines right of way over the
public domain In Colorado and Montana;
tn grant the Flagstaff and Canyon
river railroad right of way through the
gcand canyon and to extend the charter
of the Dennlson & Northern railroad.
A preliminary conference report on
the Indian appropriation bill was agreed
to and the title of Mr. Msddox, of Georgia.
to his seat was confirmed.
Representative llartmau Auiloaa for the
Reorganisation Aeon.
WASHINGTON, May 11.?Repreaen
tatlvo Hartnyui, of Montana, Is circulating
In the house a petition to the
Judiciary committee for an Immediate
report from that committee nf the
Joint resolution to authorise tho reorganisation
of the Northern Paclflo
Railroad Company. The judicial *ala
of the corporation under thi.' foreclosure
proceeding Is to be made ln^
July, and unless Congress takes action
before that proceeding the reorganisation
of the company will have to be under
a state charter..
Many members haTe signed the petition,
and It Is expected that the subcommittee
of the Judiciary oommltteo
which haa the .ivoolutlon In charge will
report to the full committee to-morrow.
The resolution If adopted will compel
the company under Its charter to sell
all agricultural lands within a mile of
the track at a price not exceeding $2 60
an acre and forbid consolidation with
any competing line.
Tb? Argument Begun-Opening ftr the
NKwnonr, .? ffi&r n -auo:m today
the argument In the Scott Jackson
trial began. It has been arranged that
Col Nelson shall apeak first. Crawford
next and Lockhart shall close. Attorney
Nelson, after a plain and touching
story of the crime, took up tho testimony
of Jackson, comparing It with the opposing
testimony of the commonwealth's
witnesses u to his movements on r rids
y and Saturday and aaklng the jury
If It was likely that all these dltlnterested
wltnen-s for the prosecution would
deliberately perjure themselves and the
truth told only by Jackson. whoae Interest
In the trial la aupresie. Judge
Helm announced thla afternoon that the
testimony of Scott Jackaon would not
be submitted to the Jury till Thursday.
He then postponed the trial of Alonio
Waling for the murder of Pearl Bryan
tlU May M.
' A nig C<H*I Deal.
NETW TORK. May ll.-Conflrmailon
has been obtained of the reported sale
of the Bell. Lewis A Yates coal properties
to the Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal
& Iron Company. The properties In
elude 12.000 acres in JW'min ana
Clearfield counties, Pennsylvania. with
mines with * capacity of 10.000 torn of
coal a day; 100 coke ovens: thirty milt*
of railroad^ and Its equipment; four
stores and! several hundred mlnere
house*. Four-fifths of the land la owned
In fee simple, while the remainder
Is controlled under a lease In perpetuity.
The purchasing corporation assumes
possession on May IB. Whllo
the price paid Is not definitely known.
It Is believed that It not far fro?i
|J,000,000. /
Arthar will b? There.
BUFFALO, N. T.. May II.?P. M.
Arthur, frand chief of,the Brotherhood
of I-ocomotlve Engineers, left
here to-day for Ottawa. Ont.. where he
will aMend the biennial convention of
the Brotherhood this week. Between
400 ana WV nriFK?ieii win uc \>irwwi.
Several en*lneera from Ohio, northweatern
P"nn?ylv?nll and Weatern
New Vork accompanied Chief Aruthur
on bla Journey to Ottawa.
Mr*. William I.eekUml Dead.
Special Plxpatch to the Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON. W. Vil. May 11.?
Mra. Lackland, wife of the late William
M. Lackland. of Virginia, died here today,
after a llnrerln* llln?*?. She *a?
?oventy-el*ht year* ..Id and leavea aeyrral
children, one of whom la now In
l.. .Urmrtmcnl ulU'nihlnif.
ion. flhe ?u vtotttwr her daughter
here. the wife of ex-Congreaaman Kuatace
Olhaon.^ ^
failure ?t limit liiatou.
Special Dlrpatch to the Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON. W. Vo., May 11.?
7, T. Vinson wua to-day appointed receiver
for the Smith, tlobaon Brandt
Company, wholesale dealer* In railroad
and mining nuppll?,?. The araeta and 11ablhtlea
are about equai.
ii.niloiii to Wnl Vlralntan*.
Bpeclal Dispatch to the IntHlljjencer.
following pensions havo been granted to
West Virginians:
Increase? Ifoniy Hpeare, West Liberty;
William If. Jackson, Keyser; Jacob
Itlffglns, Went.
Original-Samuel Orothor*, Morton;
Knoch Dow, Pleasant View; Frsderlck
M. Davis, Milton.
Oliglnul Widows, etc.?Mnrgarntta
Wurabacher, Wheeling; Mallnda Nelson,
Five Nfllilltri Klflrd,
ALOIEHK, May 11.?A train loaded
with troops destined for the Island of
Madagascar, collided yesterday between
Adclla and Vesoulbolmun with
(another train. Five officers were killed
and thrco officers, thirty soldiers and
the crew of Um train wero Injured.
Execution of the Competitor Crew
y is Postponed.
U Keepofifetl to (bat Extent?The Urqwta*
Taken by thU Government In the Matler?Terjne
of the Treaty wbleh U Being
KnfbrcMl by Uncle Sam?Report of the
Mpanieh DecUlon Is Continued?Pfewe
From Cuba.
the Comnetltor case It can bo author*
itatlv&y muted that at the request of
tho United States the Spanish government
will postpone execution of the
death sentences upon American citizens
until the views.of the United States respecting
the application of their cases
of the treaty o$ 1S79 and tho protocol of
1877 con be represented and considered.
The announcement of the postponement
of the executions means a delay
of some weeks at least and that the
matter will bn'tukcn up by the diplomatic
representatives of the United
8tates of 8paln and be made the subject
of the exchange of correspondence
on the Interpretation to be given the
treaty provisions between the two nation*.
Meanwhile the effect will be to
allay popular excitement both here and
In 8paln.
The action of the state deportment In
insisting upon a retrial at least of the
American prisoners is evidently In answer
to the contention of the courtmartlol
that the Cushing protocol of 1877 did
not apply to the present case. The court
held that it only applied to American
citizens resident In Spain or the Spanish
dominions, and. as the captives from the
Competitor were not in any sense residents
of Cuba, decided that they could
not olalm any of the privileges accorded
by the protocol. In the opinion of tho
state department this was an extremely
narrow and illiberal construction to
place upon the prptocol. but while not
acceplng this construction- tho department
guarded against an adverse decision
on the protocol by recurring to the
ancient treaty of 1795, on the ground
that if the prisoners case was not covered
by the.protocol they certainly onuld
Invoke the measure of protection afforded
by the earlier treaty. While this
this treaty is not by any means generous
in the matter of privileges held out to
Anwnciui jniaviiciai n ?.?.
wrap guarantees of irreat value to them
In Just such caiiea as that which haa now
arisen. The section of the treaty applying
to the cane. In the Judgment of the
state department Is artlelo VII. which
reads as follows: J:-.
"And It la a*reed that the subjects
and cltlxens of each of the contracting
parties, their vessels or effects, shall not
be liable to any embargo or detention
on the part of the other, for any military
expedition or publlo or private purpose
whatever, and In all cases of selaure.detentlon
or arrest* for debts contracted,
or offences committed by any clttsen or
the one party within the Jurisdiction of
the other, the same shall be made and
presented by order and authority of
law only, and according to the regular
course of proceedings usual In such
cases* The cltUens and subjects of both
parties shall be allowed to employ such
advocator- .^solicitors -a?fl nourwi
agents sod Tactnrs,- u they ritajr'JUUIB
proper In all their affiflni and In tl!
, their trials by,law. In which they may be
concerned before the tribunals of the1 i
j other party, and such agent* shall have
| free access to be present at the proceedInjs
In auch causes, and at the taking of
all examination and evidence which
may be exhibited In the said trials."
The contention of the statb department
is, that Irrespective of. the CuihI
In* protocol of 1877 thlsjtreaty gives the
American prisoners certalh privileges
! that were withheld from them by the
Spanish courtmartlal. Notably, they
I were obliged to rest their defence In the
hands of a Spanish officer detailed for
I the purpose and one in all probability
not particularly anxious to clear his
clients, and were prevented from select;
ing their own counael as guaranteed by
I the treaty. Also It Is said that the prisoners
were not accorded an opportunity
! to procure testimony In their own behalf.
"*** ' - Iniwnerahta
! IdlB la UIIC U4 u>v f. ..... r. ? ? _
from a lawful and regular conduct of
j the prosecution.
Altogether the indications are that
i the state department Is preparing to
make a strong legal defence against the
execution of the death penalty in the
case of the American prisoners.
Of Engagement* in Cnba-ftereraf Alleged
Inenrgent Deflate*
HAVANA, May 11.?Colonel Segura
at Cienegulta, In the Calbarien district,
has been engaged with a considerable
force of Insurgents under Carillo, Mlra!
bel and Gonzales. The Insurgents In
, retreating left eleven killed and the
I troops captured a building In which the
I enemy had stored a quantity of'ammu|
Segura's column pursued the insurgents
and came across 1,600 of them at
Santa Rosa where they occupied a very
strong position. After two hours
fighting the insurgents were dislodged
after a bayonet charge and left sixteen
I>ater, the same body of Insurgents
was found to have occupied another
strong, parapeted position and this was
also captured after the troops had
charged with the bayonet. As a result
of this IfMM enRHBeincni, inr u nu.koihb
It'fl twsnty-seven killed anil retired
with fifteen wounded. In two enfnujementa
th? troops had four soldiers
killed anJ two officers and seventeen
privates wounded. '
The Havana battalion, the Jlarbastm
battalion and seven companies of neld
artillery recently left'Han Cristobal.
province ot rinnr nci mu, kuihk ?
I direction of Ilnhla Hondo. While
rromlnK the river, the Insurgents opened
Are upon the troops, wounding several
soldiers. Hut the troops pushed
forward, crossed the rlvcr and assisted
by the nrtlller>* Ore, disbanded the Insurgent
force after some Hharp lighting.
Tho enemy lost sixty killed nnd
had over one hundred wounded. The
$Mop:? lost three killed nnd had flfteetf
Maximo Gomes, according to the latest
reports received here. In encamped
at the farm of Kl Arros, near IMmvta*,
province of Hanhi Clara. His health is
said to bo delicate that he Is only able
to partake of ckick and milk.
Ynaclo Vlart, classed an an Itinurgcnt
Incendiary, was executed at Malnnsan
It in stuted that in the last cngagonvhls
between I he Insurgents and the
Bpantah troops under Oenorals Altamlra
and fluarex Ynclan, tn the province
of t'lnar Uol Kio, me raray isii iuu
k"1''"1- , . . r.
Colonel Sotol. commandment at llcnmte*,
provlnoo of 1'lnar ilel Hln, linn
been nnitamd with tile InHurRenH under
Manuel nnd llartolo Jl??. The en my
left twenty killed nnd the trnopi
iiumuliiK tl'? InxunrenU captured thMr
camp and kllliil nine inorc of them. One
aoldier waa killed and nine noldlera were
^ !?V reported that Captain General
' Woylor haa cabled the flpanlah government
that It la imposalblo for him to proi
V r. . h.': tStsSSA
coed with the war as he should. o? the
Spanish authorities at every movement
ore hampered by the "Irritating meddling
of America In Cuban affairs."
London Olobo ??y? <> Ir^flhy of
Rnrope will Ix Willi Ciib.'n Oppnuwr.
LONDON, Way 11.?The Olnbethls afternoon.
commenting upon the Cuban
situation, says: "It la Impossible not to
aympathlie with the Spanish ministry,
suddenly called to chooae between the
lwu of Spain's best colony and a war
with a great power. In the event of
war, European sympathy will be wholly
with Spain."
Tho St James Claxetto remarks:
"Thnm nri? mndlMoni In both th?
United States and Spain which militate
against a peaceful settlement America
is quite capable of doing more than
talk when Cuba and the llVes of Americans
are concerned. Senor Canovas del
Castillo will have to consider the effect
which a surrender to the nlted States
might have upon the stability of the
monarchy. He may have to choose between
a rupture with the United States
and a revolution at home."
The Tow boat Harry Brown Blown Up In
the Mhilulppl River?Eleven LItu are
LoK-Kpiy or (he Dimatrr.
The large towboat Harry-Brown, upbound,
exploded her boilers iwentyflve
miles below Vicksburg, Miss., at
11:30 last night and she was a complete
wreck in less than a moment, sinking
out or sight. Kieven lives. aii wmt,
were lost. Three bodies were recovered.
The towboat Wash Hensholl took
the bodies and survivors to Vlclcsburg,
arriving at 0 a. m. Captain John Kalne,
master; Dennis J. Lomey, second enflner
and Dan Kalne. pilot, who were
Injurvd. are In the hospital there, pilot
Norman Dravo. Derby Fltimorrls. first
mate, and First Engineer wunam
Dougherty, were lost The lattera
body wan recovered. "
The Brown waa bound up with a tow
of emptied when the explosion occurred.
She broke In two.' Of her crew of
forty-two m? n. three are at Vkjksburg,
dead; eight are miming and the
captain and four others are badly In
Jurwl. Thf Henshell MCKen up ana
landed the tow. The wounded *r? at
the hospital. Many were slightly hurt.
Chief engineer and the head pilot are
missing. . . ...
The Harry Brown wai owned by W.
H. Brown, the extensive coal operator
of Plttsbunh and was one ot the largest
tow boats In the country. 8he waa
valued at ISO,000. and ?u not Insured.
The Associated Press dispatch from
Vlcksburt was the flrtt. Intelligence
that Captain Sam Brown had of the exA
at>An? Mm* nftmr h#? PMVtlVMl
a telegram stating that the explosion
bad completely destroyed the boat, killing
three men Instantly and Injuring a
number of others. Several of the crew
were missing.
The Brown had a crew of twentyT'
eight passengers as follows: Captain,
John Kaine, Pittsburgh;englneer, William
Dougherty, Pittsburgh;'second engineer,
Dennis Stowey, Cairo; mate,
"Dad" Fitxmoris, Louisville; steward,
Frank Adrian, Cincinnati; pilot, Norman
Dravo, Pittsburgh: firemen,
Patrick Kaneff.John Joyce,James Sheehan,
Thomas Judge, all of Pittsburgh.
Ttaere were also aboard two cabin
boys and a chambermaid from Pltts-buxsfaf
four firemen and a number of
?w-wmtyinitt?'WhlM?-narniHi nr> Hiissiflli] II.
* *A special from Vioksburg, Mlss,, fo
tho Louisville Evening Post, received
4>y the Intelligencer at 1 o'clock this
morning, stretches the death U4L It
says the boat was a complete wreok and
sank In less than Ave minutes. Elevfcn
lives Are known to be lost, Including:
. Pilot Norman Dravo.
O. W. Bardsley, steersman.
William Douicnuriy. omei engineer.
MIm Annie Hon. chambermaid.
Tom Judge, fireman.
William Wilson, fireman.
Flrat Mate William Fltulmmcma.
Becond Mate Pat Caralir.
William Kelley. lamp trimmer.
The lurvlvora and alio the wounded
were taken to Vlckaburf on the Hon?hell.
SI* of the offlcors and crew of
the Brown are In the marine ward of
toe Vlckabunc hospital, a* followe:
Captain John Klmo, hip aeriouily Injured.
William Orlmme. carpenter, left
John Hardy, fireman, badly scalded
and otherwise seriously Injured.
Dennis J. Lomey, second engineer,
badly scolded nnd lnternilly Injured;
will probably die.
lilot Druvo, who was lost, was of
Pittsburgh, and was a roost excellent
roan whoso doatfi will bo greatly regretted.
Captain Klroe. the master of the
Brown, although seriously Injured, remained
on the after part of the cabin
roof of the Brown, where he had been
blown by the oxploslon. He was seen
by a reporter and said:
*Tho after part of the oabln floated
off from th* hull, and as it sank to the
bottom of tne ri\Tr I directed the efforts
of the men who were at work rescuing
the boat's crow. Myself and Pilot
Dan Kane were In the Brown's pilot
house when the explosion occurred.
It would be Impossible for any one to
tell how many of the seven boilers exploded,
as the darkness prevented any
one seeing anything. It seemed that
the hull went down In less than a minute.
I have no blame to attach to any
one, as the cause of the explosion will
never be known, as the chief engineer,
William Dougherty, who was on watch,
waa lost."
The ofllccrs and bout crew speak In
the roost grateful praise of the officers
and crew of the steamer St. Joseph,
whn mntrihutfHl clothing and other
substantial*. Captain Klme expect* to
end the crew of tho Brown to their
homes by rmil u eoon as he n*elvea Instruction*
from Pltuburfh. The ooro.
nor held an Inqueat on the dead bodies
and returned a verdict of accidental
la Armtnla Very trot
Jfedlral I orp?.
work of the o*ents of the American Red
Cross Society under the direction of Mlsa
Clara Bartori, lt? president. Is very kuccM?ful.
' Thoy have l>een rellevln* a
vory great tunny of tho distressed by distributing
seeds and tool:*, especially in
I ho Hnrput district, where Dr. J. B.
Hub boll's party linn been urged to make
a lengthy stay.
A Red Cross medical Corp* Is being
formed here and will be placed at the
disposal of Dr. Ira Harris, for work In
tho Marash nnd Zeltuon districts, where
typhus fever nnd dysentary are raging
In many pluccg.
Tli? Mtrtkr Abont Ot*r.
MILWAUKEE. May ll.-The street
railway company Is running an In*
otvascd number of oars on every line
to-day and there In absolutely no disturbance.
Tho strike Is practically,
over ami the strikers mcmselvcs admit
that their only hope llo? in the direction
of Inducing the public to refuse to
patronise the cars. Calm nnd busies
w.il be operated for tho purpose of giving
the sympathisers with the strikers
an opportunity to make a practical display
of their reelings. j
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Business Transacted in the Methodist
From tn? Committee AdopUd-Zmtllom
to llt|{ln on Tharsdejr?A Proposition to
RnliiccSklarlciofiill Officers la Referred
to a Committee?Important Resolutions
Passed ? A Proposed Constitutional
rT.RVET.AVD. Ohio. May 11.?Blafaop
Walden presided this morning at the
opening of the M. E./general conference.
A resolution to prevent a duplication
of studies In-the church schools and
public schobls In IV 'Viia. read,
but referred to.the committee on Ff^dman'a
aid. Rev. B. F. Wltherspoon,>f
Southern California, presented m resolution
declaring that coVet and caste
do not enter into conference and
further declaring that the election of a
bishop of African descent should be
viewed solely In the light of ability *nd
without regard to color. It was presented
for adoption, but the conference
referred it to the committee on episcopacy.
The first formal application for the
conference of nineteen hundred was
presented by Saratoga Springs. New
York, and referred to the committee on
entertainment. The committee on
Freed man'8 aid mode its first report on
a'petition from th? Delaware conference
to change the name to Southern
Education Society. The report was
adopted. Dr. Lanlhan moved to reconsider
the vote by which Monday
mat wa? eet as the day for election of
officers. Thursday was selected and
the elections will begin on Thursday of
this week. Dr. Walden then Introduced
to the* conference Rev. Dr. R. F. Rust,
of Cincinnati, who was his colleague in
the managing of the book concern.
Rev. William H. Wilder, of Illinois,
presented a resolution which proposed
to reduce the salaries of all officers,
missionaries and general 'conference officers
In view of the general depression
In business and finances. A protest was
entered, but the resolution was referred
to the committee on temporal economy.
A resolution in condemnation of mob
violence was referred to the committee
on state of the church. The special or/tnpnf
HMuntBlInn nt rit>V?lnnd DOS tors
was then taken up.
The conference then joined in ringing:
"Bleat Be The Tie That Binds," aiter
which an adjournment was taken until
At the meeting of the committee on
episcopacy this afternoon & sub-committee
reported that it had examined
the law bearing on foreign epIscapaVes
and had reached, the conclusion that
there was nothing to prevent foreign
bishops. The sub-committee recommended
a bishop for Europe.
The committee on itinerary considered
the proposed changes in the church
discipline. Two of the questions asked
of an aspirant for ministerial appointment,
both before and at the close of his
probation, are:. "Will you .promise to
ntnitain 'enurtly^rrortf tobacco?" and
"Are you in debt?"
The bishops proposed to omit these
questions from the finAl examination
and allow the first promises to stand.
There was a long debate over this in.
committee, but the reoommendatlon of
the bishops was finally sustained on the
The committee on state of the church
recommends! the appointment of one
evangelist or more than each district
(.uiitciriiur tui v>?. .... ?? ?
dincusflfun on the proposition to ask for
the insertion after the word "posterity"
in the preamble of the United 8tates
constitution the words: "In God "We
Trust." was long.and heated and the
question was finally referred to a subcommittee.
Expedition to AbjrutnU U Rrcelrtd With
Open Arms*
NEW YORK, May 11.?A dispatch to
the Herald from St. Petersburg says:
General Bhyedoff, head of the Russian
Red Cross Society and leader of the expodltlon
to Abyssinia, telegraphs saying
that he and his party have been received
with open amis and that the Negu?
Menellk Is making extensive preparations
for tholr passage to Harrar.
The Novoe Vremya says that England's
fear that about Herat are unfounded.
The Russian Red Cross expedition to
Abyssinia left Odessa early In April.
This Is the third Russian expedlthyi to
Abyssinia. The first, under Cossack
Aahlnoff, lert in ueccmDer, ism, ?uio
ended by being ballad by the French
at SftRnllo. Tbaaecond.wblcbwaj called
a aclentlflc mission reapectlng the
religion of the Russian church and the
faith professed by the Abyaalnlaa. The
present mission, under the com and of
General Shyedoff, assisted by several
military offloors. consists of about SO
members, of which the medical staff
numbers six doctor* and twelve nurses.
Of the other member* of the expedition
little Is, stated except that one la a
priest, who Is taking 50.000 small croaaoa
to distribute among the Abysslnlana.'
It is expcctad In Russian official circles
that thla will give Russia desired control
In Ahyaslnla, which she baa boon
trying to obtain. _
Rairltifp In Bnrrrtl Comttlr* In P?nnsyl
vMuU-Orrat Damage Dour.
DUBOIS, Pa.. May 1L?Fierce forc?t
flres arc now raging throughout Clearfield.
Elk and Jefferson count leu. Tho
dry underbrush and a lack of verdure
facilitates the spread. The sawmill of
the Portland Lumber Company, ot Elk
county, one of the largest In the state,
was burned to the ground this morning.
The lumber yard was saved.
, The mill oamp, 1,000,000 feet of standing
timber. 100,000 feet of lumber belonging
to R. H. Thompson, a comractor.
of Pike township. Clearfield county.
was also burned. The mill was valued
at $3,000, with Insurance of $1,600.
The loss abovo the Insurance In $10,000.
The Clearfield Lumber Company's
tract of nearly 8,000 acres, with 125,000,000
feet of tlnber In Knox and Roggs
townships Is Hill burning. A. large fores
of men an? lighting the fire. Half of tho
town of Karthaus Is reported burned.
The town of Ramey Is surrounded by
tho flames and It Is feared will bo
burned. Many smaller flrea aw also
raging. The sky Is* obscured by smoko
by day and Is lurid by night.
The rattan Crop.
WASHINGTON, May 11.-The cotton
report to tho department of agriculture
for May relates to the progress of planting
and the proposed or contemplated
acreage. The proportion of the contemplated
urea already planted on the
flrat of May was 87.9 prr ocut, which approximated
vary closely to the breadth
usually .planted at that date, which la
estimated at S8.2 pyr cent. Tho est!
mates for the several states are as foU
lows: Virginia. 20; North Carolina,
80; South Carolina, 90; Georgia, 90;
Florida, 100; Alabama, 98; Mississippi.
92; Louisiana, 95; Texas, 85; Arkansas,
! 84; Tennessee, 73. The returns ot,oor|
respondent* in regard to contemplated'
acresge Indicate a considerable Increase
over the area planted last year.
In (he Bradford DUtrlot?Great Danuft
Has Already Detn luflicted, and the
Fire U Yet Brfond Control.
The following Associated Press dispatch
from Bradford. Pa., tells of a
disastrous Are in the oil fields:
The hemlock slashings that escaped
last summer's forest fires are now'a
roaring mans of flames in the oil fields
south of the city. A fierce fire brok*
latlii-Hnii n fUmMn at f h* Dottt.
farm. A large pang of men was senc
from here to flght the flames, but the
fire had gained Huch headway It was*
Impossible to check Its progress untU
It spread to thirteen oil wells owned by
the Emery Oil Company, the derricks
of which were consumed, together with
& number of small oil tanks and boiler
houses. The men were still trying to
prevent the flames from spreading to
tho South Penn Oil Company's walls,
which are in close proximity.
Should this get a start In that dlrec-.
Uon the loss will be heavy, and there Is'
no telling where it will stop, as the derricks
are thick and a large amount of
oil la stored in small tanks which would
add materiaMy to the destruction of
valuable oil property. The woods in the
vicinity of Buchanan Hollow were
ablaze yesterday. A gang of men succeeded
In stopping the flre from spreading
farther than Bishops and Johnson '
lease.'but not before two derricks were
burned to the ground. Small fires are
reported In various parts of tho field
and the people are much worried, ow- .
ing to the fact that everything is as
dry as tinder. The surface is so parch*
ed that large crevices are notloeable
all through forests. Not a drop of rain
has fallen in nearly a month and there
is no indications of any yet. The hem-*
lock woods two miles west of .Dlll%-<
burg, Potter oounty, are reported as
being on flre and threatening the Penn- 1
sylvania Company's property. A larfe,
gang of mill men Is lighting the flames;
but it Is impossible to learn whether'
they have succeded in checking the
spread of the flre. Fires are reported
on all sides of Oswego, a small lumber
town in Potter county. No details art1
obtainable at this time.
Tb? Eatltr Well Coma In m MM m lnccr,
ErtUuM ?t 100 BuraU-OtlMr
Hnri or Uib Oil Field*.
Last nlfrht at 820 o'clock the Job
Eatltr well of Qaamlre & Thompson, at
this oitr. In the Coieraln field, came In,
and Is estimated to be rood (or a daily
production of 100 barrels. The well- !
situated <00 feet south of the Bracken
No. 1. wh.cb is the best well drtIM In
the Coif!rain district It Is now thought
to be settled that the pay streak extends
north and south, and operations
toward the river front may now be
looked for. The sand waa penetrated
only to a depth of twelve feet. The
seoond pay streak Is nineteen feet de?per
and will be reached should the wtU'
decline materially In its production'
fxnm Ika nnMP atrntn
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Special Dlipatoh^b'^^ta^lIrMctt'. !';
8I8TERSVILLB, W. Va., May It?.
Warren Workman, a driller workinr on?
a tr^ll over on the Ohio side of th* river,
suicided this evening, taking oreosota.
Dr. Sell en. of this city, was summoti^:
ed too late to render medical aid. A7-:
love affair Is said to bo the cause.
Colermln OH News.
A Martin's I*erry gentleman who
came In from Coleraln last evvtMas!^
soys that the Bracken No. 2 Is good for '
. flfty barrels dally. Two other walla; will
be In within a few days.
At a meeting of the commissioners
of the Martin's Ferry and Coleraln ptk6'*
yesterday It was decided to order the <
Barton OU Company to remove ^it*.
derrick at Colersln. which encroachsijr
three or four feet on the pike. A new
line will be made.
Dr. J. Xj. Caldwell of Portland Ste
tlon, was in Martin's Ferry yestertt#;
and says the well on the Merklt taip}
is at present pumping three barrel* if.
oil on hour or seventy-two barrels
twenty-four hours. The well cams ft.;
recently, a small producer. A tank w^
put up ana pumping coramcnow
Friday." The well It three Quarter* ofi
mile north of the Merkle well, which
came in a rank duster some months
ago. The new well la near Laurettotf
on Short creek, four miles west of the
.Ohio river. The well is on a dlroct lift*
between Colerain and Gould's sts&ofc,
and Is only a half mile from the Ohio
Oil Company's pipe Una. The dtortok,:
can bo seen very plainly from;-thagra
.Whaling Sl Lake Erie railroad. The
farmers In the vicinity are oonif&fcgrt
ably worked up and It Is thought thafc&i
other wells will be put down. .
Governor Morton signed the "Greater
New York" b 111 yesterday. .v*4$
H. C. Bunner, editor of Puck, died :
yesterday, at his home in Nutley, i
Richard A. Storrs, deputy oomptroll*iv .
of New Yory city, died, aged slxty-jix
years. He haa been in the city's terrta*
continuously since 1S57 and most of that,
time in the finance department
Edward Conery, Jr., mefohantjatld ^
president of the Independent OU Company.
at New Orleans; made a cession of
bin property for the benefit of creditors^]
yosterday. Assets 1287,000; liabilities
liabilities Htt.000. ...
Seventeen Justices of the peaoe In the i
boroughs of Mahanoy City and Sbenah*
doah, Pa., were deposed from offloe by lj
an opinion handed down by Judge Mc?^
Phoison, in which he deoides that the
boroughs are entitled to two JuitlOM s
each and not two for each ward.
In the senate yesterday the J
union was paasea aucnonainv iurw*?
exhibitor* At the T*nne*see oentenniaj,^
exposition to be held In Nashvlll*. Tenn.? - <
In 1897, to bring to thl* country foreign
laborers from their respective countries
for the purpose of preparing tor and
making their exhibit*, and allowing aiv"!
tides Imported from foreign ooUntrlM.I
for the sole purpose of exhibition at Mud 3
exposition to be Imported tree of duty,
under regulations prescribed by tht MO
retary of the treasury. *'
fttraniabtp Morements*
aT.A8G0W--8esndlnavlan, Boston. <1
OIIJHALTAR-Bm*, New York, fer ?.
LONPOX?Minnesota, Baltlmor*,' V;.;S
\Vr?tb?r t'amut tfbr To-day, ' ^
For West Virginia. partly cloudy
weather; probably local thunder storm*!, i
variable wlnd?. ? ... ~l
Tor Western Pennsylvania and Ohio*
partly Cloudy weather with condition*
favorable for local thunder atormilight ^
to fresh variable winds.
T?mn#r?lnrf. _ 'V
Th<* temperature yesterday as o1j Mrred
by C. Befwonf. druirRl?t. corner ropr*. >
tnentlt end Market street*, wee u w<
7 a. m MjS p. m M i
Oft. m 77{T n. M '
13 m Mjwoather-Filr, . ^

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