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"established august 24,1852. wheeling, w. ya.. Wednesday, may 13.1896. yolume xliv-number 225/ Is FILLING UP. fliat is* the Good Littlo City of Clarksburg Is ivith hosts of hhpubucans Who will Represent the Party at the Ttro'Conventlous there to-day and to-morrow Tlir Adraneo Guard on (Ja? Qroand in Otcal Xnmbtn-Capl. Oov???r will probably Pmlili Ow Ua* First Dlitrlct C?nv?utloB| at LMit(ha.*<B?f?" Want Htm to ? Schmalbash'a MnUoh aa a Dlitrlct Dalogata Couo?Ud?That PmIM C???l7 Ptto Starr?Kan wba Coanty on Ut? Way Solid Iter Dana Ibr OdtRati - at Largo, 4 lmpr?Mlvely OouaroU far 3f?Jor XcJLlnlay. 4 Special Dispatch to tha IntelUfeneer. CLARKSBURG, W. Va.. May IX? From present Indications there is to be a considerable *etherlng here to-toorrow. and a bigger one the next day. To-morrow Is the First district convention. end the next day, the state eon vtntlon. Tne launxui are araueu uw year and there ou't be too many. Amonit the arrivals at* Stale Chairman W. it. 0. Damon .Congressman Doyensr. Slats League President ElUott. 1. S. Hyer and L. it. Lafolktt*. each of whom U wilting to bs auditor; Colonel Romeo Freer.C. P. Dorr; Henry Schmulbach. C. a Hart and George Wise, as tbt advance (Hard of Ohio county-.Colar.-i Stniwell of Marshall, who Is looking for a bed big enough to hold him. L. M. Wade. the tall horse chestnut, of the Elk. WIU T. Buroslde. of Upshur, ?ho is looking over the Held In the tnirreM of Major Hurst, of Upshur. Other statesmen will be In on later trains. The handsome new Trader Hotel Is allre with Republicans. By tomorrow night rats will be In demand. Captain Dovtner will probably preside orer the Pint district convention. This Is what the boys seem to want, but the gallant Captain seems reluctant Jo consent. What Ike Hattkna wUl Da. The resolutions will declare for protection and reciprocity, denounce Democratic policy generally, favor f-enator Bikini' shipping bill, demand the further restriction of Immigration, declare unequivocally for aound mo* otr. endono liberal appropriations for a>.<t Virginia waterways^.and a continuation of the Republican pension policy, extend sympathy t?-Cnb*. and will declare for McKlnley In a way that *111 eatlify the atretic McKlnley *entlment of the district. There la not the allghteit doubt of Mr. Sohmolbach's election aa a Alltrie t detenu. Stuck, of Doddridge. I>?n Boughnar, of Hatrlaon and Taylor, of Braxton, are candidal** for district ielrgst*. O. W. O. HartaBP. of Tyler. and Major A. C. Mora. of Hsrrl n. want to go a* d*leg*<**-at-large. They are all MeKlnlay n*n and no question I* unsolved except each man'* !eslr? to g*L there. The Indication* are that everything will go *tnoothly. The -onventlon will not b* called to order until the Pan-handle delegate* get her* and have had opportunity to retraah Tlkf rake Story. Chafcmiui Dawaon, whose bona I* In P llilafcifilll I l innt* the Insane atory that m*b*y. wa* aent Into til* county t- Inflame* It for Atkinson and McKlney. or either of them. In conversation ?lth your correspondent he *ald: "It " i? more than two week* after tit* affair occurred before I knaw of it, and a full month b*for* I rot the particular*. owing to absence fr*m home. Kven then It came to me In confidence, and I was not at liberty to (peak. However. ! am now authorized to say that it was not "political" nor campaign r.oney. hut was purely a family affair, ;uat a* Mr. Heerman* state* In hla letter In the Intelligencer. It doe* Mr. Atkinson a great wrong to connect hi* name with the affair, and T hop* no friend of mine will do *o." XAXAWXA DHJMATIM OffHirCUrluHri-TlMfiirt fbrDiuu D*l*C*t? mnd HaKJnUy. Special Dispatch to the Intelllf.ncer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Mar 11?Today J. B. FJayd, O. A. Petty. Peter 811man. W. 8. Edwards, Ik* Lowensteln, W. J. Wilton. R B. Caasady. C. K. Champ. Enoch Carver. A. Borlew. C. B. ^rnham. C. C. Campbell. Nell Robinson. P. B. Burbrldfe. I. M. Carper left f'/r narksburg. If Major J. E. Dana rot sent aa d*le*at*-at-lanre to the H(. Louis convention it trill not be the fault of the Kanawha deleiratlon. which will vote aolldly for him. Republican* of KaoAwha are solid for McKlnley?and Major Dana. Dynamiting Flthrrmon. Fr?*-!al r>l?patch to the Intelliv?n"er. HC.VTIXOTON, W. Va.. May 11? Flahermen have uaed dynamite In pools aionr <Juyandotte river for a distance 1 ' fifty mllea and Immense damage Is reported. Pish by the thousand lln* the * anks of the stream. The Cnlted Mate* authorities are Investigating. < r^Unnlal of f oitffregatlanAllam. MARIETTA. Ohio. Mar 12?The cenanniversary of Congregational 'm or In? AlPjru'n) uiuunt?Mi>, > Tin here to-d?y una will contlnuo ? iliiyn. The mretlnm nre held In ' oil I'lrnt f!onip-cit?tlonul churcji, ullt In 1?f.7 and Hill uneil for church .having hern frequently re. Ir-d. |i ncand.1 on the ?lt? "t the -final block hotw? Owl 100 year* **o. 'I lay th? vlnltor* InduUcd In ..Id i i-mlnl?oence? In *nd Around the r.1 White ?ett|ement In the northneat territory. ( huri nt Police ( ATI.ANTA, ?>?., tnny li.~ no umu ar.fj'ml convention of th?* chlAU of polic# of th" Pnltrd fltatM nnd Canada nn in oonvraUMi in thin city thin rnln*. Th* old ofllrrfl were i follow*: Prml'l*rtt, ' IV RidJ**. of flocton; vieo pre*fcv?i. A. II. -"fi ?liy, of Atlanta; ??nr#?tA? Harvey 'irr. of Orand Ilopl'l*. Mich. I* (tRhurjch. P*.. wna *el.*ctod a* the ' *t plato of meetlnjt. fWallun In Ihe Brooklyn. ' Hir.ADELPHIA, Pa . May 12.~The luffr Hrooklyn, or nn *hc been ' tt'i'fof.rlrftfly dublfHl. the "(irentYork," r*iurn?-<l triumphant to Mock /a Crump'** ship yard thin ?" rrjoofi irrr Journey up the bHu* f rlv-?r from lh?? cni*:< wn* Irnniit continuous ovation. every factory 'iK the line saluting 111' quern of ' "Ntlna crsft hm she passed, and flog* wcrt drupptd rtpeaudly. EEOPLAB TOEKAPO Catcbei Klkhoru, Nebnilu-Bnllillngi Damaged nucl Many Injured. ELK HORN*. Neb., Mar 12.?Hlkhorn was struck at 4:18 by a tornado, which raircd with unabated violence for twenty-five minute?, apparently belni the aame storm which struck Lincoln. Rain fell as from a cloudburst* accompanied by hall. The prevalllnff drift of the wind was from the southwest, but at tlmea It seemed to form in eddies between the bunlnesa blocka and was accompanied by cyclonic features. Buildings were unroofed, and torn down, cornices swept from roofa Into the streets and the residence portion of the city nearly denuded of treea. The ffreateat damage was at the state hospital tor the Inaane, where many of the larger buildings were unroofed. The damage will l>* very heavy. The suburban districts arc yet cut off from communication. Th?'severely Injured are: J. I* "Workman. head cut by flying debrla; A. L. Woodry. in a collapsed building; Mrs. J. B. Abbott, caught beneath a horse; Henry Meyer. J. T. Thorpe. At the atate aaylum iron aupporta weighing Sfo pounds wen? blown aeveral hundred feet There Is acarcely a street In the town which la not atrewn with large branches and whole trunks of trees uprooted by the storm. THE FUHIVEL4HA7KD TSX&OB. C)rd?M Pmm Over Nebraska?Serarsl Houm IUU?1. LINCOLN, Neb.. May U.?A cyclone awept this aectlon thla afternoon. A funnel-shaped cloud ahot from the storm cloud, and a general stampede of citiaens for cellara and caves ensued. At the school house the children fled panic-atricken to the furnace room amid the wildest confusion, and many of them were hurt. The cyclone atruck the ground north of the town. Ua course was northwest. Ths path of the storm was from 200 to 300 yards wide and evervthlnr In Its path was razed to the ground, including several houses. After traversing a distance of about two miles the cloud arose and at a point five or six miles further to the north dropped again to the north, where It Is feared great damage and lots of life resulted. H0P81 FBOCKKDIHQICfBtMtMl UkUor Cases CsntltSmd. Monksyrd with ths Rrronl. WA8HINGTON.D. C.. May 11?The house to-day entered upon the contested election case of RInaker vs. Downing, from the Sixteenth Illinois district. The debate was very s?lrlte<l. Mr. Moody, (Rep., Msss.), Jolsad with the Drmo cratlo majority Iff asking the adoption of a resolution for sn official recount of the ballots In the dispute. Messrs. Cook (Rep.. 111.), and Leonard (Rep., Penna). spoke fer the contestant to-day and Mr. Bartlett (Dem.. Gs.). snd Moody for the contestee. *The vote probably will be taken to-morrow. Before the case was brought up. Mr. Wheeler (Dem.. Ala,), was taken to task for abualnr the privilege of printing In the record, and tome extensive interpolations In a recent speech of his were expunged from the permanent record by & vote of 76 to 144. Mr. Evans (Rep- KyJ. fn obedience to the Instructions of the ways and means committee, cave notice that he would call up the "free alcohol" bill at the first opportunity. The special order for the cenatderatlon of private pension bUla waA postponed until Thursday. CtmprtmlM Effected. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 11?The animated contest which haa proceeded for the last four days In the senate over a deep water harbor * the southern coast of Callfomt* wsIP brought to a close to-dsy by a compromise between the conflicting lntersta. The Issue hss been between the points of Santn Monica, the terminus of the Southern Pacific, and San Pedro. th*? locality urged by the California senators. Senator Frye. chairman of the committee. Anally harmonised the difference by referring the determination, as between Santa Monica and San Pedro to a commission to consist of three civil engineers, a naval officer and an. officer of the coast survey. The compromise was accepted by the California senators and was unanimously passed. A. T. A. COOHC11. ' Informal OpralBR-Eutorn Scrttan will OppoH the A often on MrKlnUy. "WASHINGTON, D. C , May 12.?The supreme council of the American Protective Association held an Informal meeting (bis mornlog, the first of the convention. No business wss transacted except the appointment of a committee on credentials. This committee st once began making the roll of the councU. This morning *wa* spent by delegates In listening to many "fraternal speeches" as they were call* ed. all of them Informal. There art* now about 200 delegstes on the scene. Every state and territory, with the exception of three are represented. From Indian Territory there are Indian delegates. New Zealand, New York and Pennsylvania have sent the largest delegations. The concensus of opinion among the esstern delegates Is that, attempts to bring the financial question to th* 'front will be checked. The nctlon of the advisory board In blacklisting MrKlniey will be opposed by the eastern men. WmI VlmlnU Pmlnl M?ll?r?. Bprrlal Dlnpaleh to lh? lnl?lll??np(ir. WAHHTNnTON. I>. . May U-A poalofflrx hu bwn ?ital>lli'h.'<1 at Savag?. Mineral county. anil Jimn K. Lep? appolntnl Iwotmunt-r. John W. Moor* hai bfrn commlMlonert po?t,ina*t*r at Honila. llr|Htrfr<l Drowning of II. It. !> ?! . Jr. CINCINNATI. Ohl". Mnjr 15 ?A ?!>"rial to III.* Cointnorclal 0?s?tt? r?p"ru the drowiilnf ill of llrnrj' O. David, lr aon of e%.Senator Pnvta. nnd limlhor-ln-law of H?nnior Hi?ph?n R Klklna I'nvIk hart takfn a rrulw 10 Houth Afrlrti f?r Ilia health nnrt wax oirldrnlally (lrowfwd In mlrt-ocean Aililrfn to lllftl* Hrliuul Urailnnt*-*. Bp?*r|j?| DlnpnfrJi to Ihfl I nt*lllgMir?r. HITNTItfrrrON. W. Vn.. May 12.-W. A. Northern. Hepufolh'fui on ml Id it# fop I,lrul*nnnt Oovornor of Illinois, nd'Imied th# graduating 'limn of t|i* Huntington high m.iiool In l>avl;i thrntrr here, to-night. IllfW Off l(onfa. WnLKV, loivn. May 12.-A t*rrMn rain and wind atorni paMMvl through thlrt liCCtIon Ia?t night. Tbn rnaf of tho thfo /itory Academy of Munlc building *n.i l>I<?w n off. J'?rt of thr city hulh1ln>r wn < dr?drnyrd by the wind. Many wrniill building* w? r? d^mollfthwi. fiUo'? t nmily flflVr. COM'Mlirx. Ohio. May l.V-tT.x M??nntor '? .( 4??? Mfln. of NrwnrH. wnn rotivU'H-d thin afternoon of having offorcd Ch-rk John H. Mulloy. of th*' houito of RfiTon'-riiatlvtM, $50 to falfllfy a, roll call In im MISSOURI IN LINE For Sound Money, Protection and the People's Choice, WHICH IS HON. WM. M'KINLEY. Th? DtlrplN Bar* a Itelhir Stormy Tim* ofIt In OiUIbr Into th? Hall, Owlu| to CantatlnK Delegation*?1TwoHU ofjlckati Given Oat to the Follower* of National CoaunltUoman Ktrtui and Chairman VI1 ley?A t'ompromlM was Affeetcd ? Thi ll??olnt Ion., WIUMRt IUMrratiOM, InitraoC the DfUftUi for AlcKtnlrjr, 8T. JOSEPH, Mo., May 12,-The Republican stato oonventlon wu almost turned Into & riot this morning befon* the delegates were admitted to tho halL The hour set for the opening of the convention 10 o'clock, and at that hour fqlly 2.000 people were In front of the Crawford Opera House, where the convention waa held, clamoring for admit tanco. The cause of the troublo was a disagreement between the Filley and Kerens /actions for supremacy. The former, as chairman of the state commute, Issued tlcxots to his set of fleletates before leaving St. Louis. Kerens and his followers are present in fore? with a contesting delegation and this caused all the trouble. The local commlttce on arrangements recognised Kerens as boss, and this committee also Issued tickets to the convention, and having obtained possession of the keys Of the opera house refused to admit any one imtil Filley would consent to a compromise. For over two hours the delegates stood In Uie hot sun. curving alternately Filley and Kerens, but all to no purpose. Wnatlv tha civiu-il hjwnma an boisterous that it wui feared that an attempt would be made to break down the doors, and poUcemen were sent to restore order. The d**legatw? were furious and threats were mode that both Fllley and Kerens would be turned down when the convention opened. Finally an agreement was reached and the delegates allowed to enter. Chairman Fllley called the convention to order and Congressman Richard Bartholdt was made temporary chairman. In assuming the ohalr Major Bartholdt counseled harmony of action, and then said: "You are here, not to propose a name for President of the United States, but as Republican*, always responsive to the people's wishes, to ratify the choloe which they have already made." When Temporary Chairman Bartholdt refused to entertain a motion except to adjourn, the antl-Fllley followers had a caucus, after adjournment, and attempted to arrang* matters that they might seat the contesting delegations in the Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth districts. The platform op?*n3 toy congraumng the Republican party on the rapid strides which it haa made In the atate. The doctrine of protection and reciprocity If dealt with at some length. It concludea aa follow: "We demand a return to the aoond Republican policy of protection and reciprocity. The repeal of that law by the Democratic Congress haa cloard the marketa of many foreign countrlea to a large aectlon of American foroducts. "We arc firm and emphatic in our demand for honest money. We believe that our money not be inferior to the money of the moat enlightened nations of tfce earth. We favor the use of Oliver aa currency, bat to the extent only and under such regulations that It* parity with the preaent gold atandard can be maintained, and In consequence we are opposed to the free, unlimited and Independent coinage of sliver at a ratio of IS to L "We denounce the preaent administration for Its hostility to the Interests of the union soldier and we pledge anew to tbe veteran? of the republic a watchful care and recognition pf their Just claim* upon a grateful people. "We reeognlae the Hon. 'William JlcKlnley as the champion 6t the d?ictrlne of protection, a gallant soldier, an able statesman and a true and loyal American, and the delegate* elected by this convention are directed to cast their votes for the nomination of William McKinley for President of the United Htaten. It was not until after 11 o'clock tonight that the commute* on credent lata wsa ready to report and the con\*entlon wan Anally called to order. The committee submitted two report?, the majority favoring the Fllley delegation, and the minority favoring the settling of all the contesting delegation* and dividing the vote between the two factions. The majority report was adopted without debate. The committee on order of business recommended the election. first. of n state chairman, tbe nomination of state officers afterward, and. na the flnal business of the convention, the eleetlon of delegates to the national convention. This report was unanimously adopted. The Indications are ! that the convention will be In aeaalon all night. ________ ADDICXS WIXS It#(he Delaware C?HTrnllon-Deli>||(n Are t'ulnMrNclnl. DOVER, Del., M?y 12.-The Republican mate convention met her# at noon .to-day. The Addlcka and Hlggln* delr- ! gates held eparateoaucufieii and the latter nominated ex-Senator Hlggins and John Pllllnu. of New Cantl? county for nutlona'l delgate*. The former nominated J. Edward Addlckn and Daniel F. Hfewart. Mr. Addlcks was wildly applauded and cheerctl an ho entered the hall. He nat an a contestant from Hrandyvvlne Hundred. Dr. f\ R. l^vyton, of <J Purge town, won cho.ien temporary chairman. The flirht between the two faction* wn? prrH-!|)ltal"il by a rnotloti In the Ad?l,l.?kn tnt-rest that the chair appoint the committee on credential*. The HlgglnA pcopl" fought for the namlmc of the commit fo by th?- district caueunej* but were beaten by a vote of 1?7 to f>2. The Addlck* delegate* were nnln trurtcd. The |>lAtroiTTi a<]opie<l ?!? (dure* loyalty for Iho principle* of the Ilfpnblloan party. oppovea freo allver 1 nni condemn* "the Uemorrntl.^ conHplrnry III thin ntilt* tvhlrh d'-nle* our oltlr.'-n i tin* equal Opportunity to <|imliry and vote." It then nays: "Wo nro In favor of our delegate* to Ht. Vvotlnir for mieh pmon an a notnln<*o for f'mdd^nt nn th?y may deem for tho bout lnt*?reiits of the nation." ^ l'nnmlr>-iiiMi In 4'nnrriitloii, I'MII'ADKM'IIIA, !*?., May 12.~The t1r*t dunftrfHR of foundrytnon ever h?dd In this country l>?ffau to-day ut the MMnufi/rtur^rn' Club In till* city. Upward* of 2'M> delegate* from all part* of thu United Htatcii wvr* In utimdanco. The objocti of the lenion Is to brim the foundrymen Into closer contact.and to torni associations In the various states. CRAWFORD'S FLEA For the Defense Ui the Pwfl Bryan Harder Trial. NEWPORT, Ky.. May 12.-Thdre is a dlmunltlon In attendance at the Jackson trlsl to-day. Crawford be ran his argument for the defense. The line of his defence has been to create sympathy for Jackson by dwelling upon the torturing Inquisitorial treatment given him by the Cincinnati police after his arrest. He also tried to ahow that Will Wood, not Jackson, was responsible for Pearl Bryan's condition. Colonel Crawford having exhausted hi* voire it a auartrr before fi o'clock.. court/ adjourned till to-morrow. Crawford will flnlih In an hour or two In the morning and the commonwealth attorney, Lockhart, will conclude for the prosecution, so as to give the case to the Jury by adjourning hour in the afternoon. Colonel Crawford devoted much of hie argument in an attempt to discredit the testimony of the two negroes* Allen Johnson and ileorge H. Jackson, the cabman, but his greater effort was to create a doubt as to whether the girl was killed lu Ohio or Kentucky, and also to establish an alibi for Scott Jackson. Whatever may be the merits of his case and of his argument it Is conceded by all that Colonel Crawford it making a gallant fight for his client. Tto* lfyMary BoIvmL NEW YORK, May 12.?The mystery of the woman who committed rolclde at the Colonnade hotel In this city Friday evening, after having carefully destroyed ail that would Inolrate her Identity, has been solved. Charles H. Blller, a bookkeeper In the oflloe of the Western Union Telegraph Company in this city identified the body to-day as that of his wife. Julia A. Blller. Mr. and Mrs. Biler lived in Newark, N. J. The woman was about thirty-one years of age. Jkfrs. Blller disappeared from her. home about *lx weeks ago, leaving no clue as to her Intentions. 8earoh was made for her. but'without aval] until to-day. Mr. Killer think? hla wife was insane. They had lost two children, nnd over that bereavement the mother had brooded for a lone time. She waa Bent to Gmnany to visit her hunband'a parent!, but return^ no more cneerfui than ahe waa when *he went away. She wan a graduate of Vaaaar college and a woman of exemplary character. Knights of fjnlilru Kagle. ALTOONA. Pa.. May 12.?Prevloua to the opening of the aeaalon of the grand caatle. Knights of the Golden Eagle, today there was a public reception In the opera heuae. at which Supreme Chief A. C. Lytic, of this olty. presided. Mayor Harr made an addrcaa of welcome, which was responded to by Grand Chief Hill, of Heading. , r11 hit* v|rriiuin o>ntwi> v* ???? piwu castle District GnwA Chief Cllsaon presented a handsome gavel to Grand Chief Hill. After degn** hud been conferred the grand chief appointed committees, and a recess was taken until tomorrow morning. The grand temple of the ladles of the Golden Eagle also met this morning. Eighty temples were represented. Credentials were received and a reoees was taken until to-morrow morning. After the parade the competitive drill took place on the cricket grounds. AlIcntown commandery won flrst prise; Company B. commandery of West Philadelphia. second. l*r* QItn U Up. ROCHESTER. W. Y.. May It-John Love, ex-cashler of the First National Bank of Watkins. whose trial was to have taken place In the United 8tates district court here to-day, has pleaded guilty to the Indictment charging him with making a false entry in a report to the United States comptroller of the currency in December. 1892. No time ban been nxed for passing sentence. Low was a defaulter for over $100,000. He fled to Chicago, but In October. 1894. was brought back to Watkins. H? was Indicted by the federal government and was tried on a charge of embesclement at the last term of the United 8tates court and acquitted. He realised that be could not hope to escape some punishment, and jo decldeo to plead guilty to a minor count and throw himself on the mercy of the court. Indian* <). A. It. Kiirampmnil. 80PTH BEND. Ind.May 12,-The lnj flux of visitors to the Seventeenth an- | mini cncampment of the Indiana deI partimni Grand Army of the Republta begun (hi* afternoon and by to-morrow noon the city will be crowded. The city U already profusely decorated and j arc he* and flag* are now the moat con* aplcuoua objects In town. An Immense camp Are and reception waa an Important feature this evening. A telegram Just received trorft General Lew Wallace, of Crawfordavllle, Indiana, says he and Hon. James A. Mount will be horo to-morrow. Old Kt?t?t KrntwH. NEW YORK. Mar It?The old flght between police board and Comptroller Bitch took on another phone to-day. At the meeting of the police board a motion was presented by Commissioner Andrews suspending the payments of all drafta on the oontlngent fund of the department No appropriation has been mode to meet the expenses Incurred by this fund, and until that Is done It Is proposed to stop the collecting of evidence against saloon keepers, policy ?hops. the feeding of criminals and the photographing of criminals for the rogues gallery. Admitted the Bribery* NEW YORK, May ll-Ex-rollo? Captain Edward R Carpenter plead guilty to-day In the criminal branch of the supreme court to the charge of bribery, and was sentenced to three months In the penitentiary and to pay a rtne of $1,800. Carpenter admitted having received a bribe of $1,000 from the Liquor Dealers Association, of the Thirty-third district. Korea! Fire* Qne nrhtd. HOUOMTON. Mich., May 12,-Heavy mln Ml for Ave hour* last nlrht effectually quencbln* format Hrc? which hn.l l>?*<n hurnlnf f??r thw pa*t week nt a nnmWr'ot points, nnd which hsre caused irrent dfst ruction. Tho log# by (lr?% of Hi* pu*t week on the southern shur* of I?*lco Huperlor l>otween Duluth and Hauli St. Mnrle will reach fully a million dollars. ShoC f??r Drink. PARIS, Ky.. May 1?.-Jack R. Ale*, nnd or. n gr??at-nopheW of Jefferson Davis. 1st'' president of tho southern Confederacy, wn* nhot nnd inortuily wounded !"-?iuy at hl? naloon In thin rlty, by J.din fltwrn. n brftk?njnn. I!? had rofumsl to credit Htwro for a drink. TwutyMMll'llnga l)fmollihH. WORTH INOTON, Minn.. May 15.? A ryclono ulruck thln plnca Inut night* .Vmoll?hlnu twonty building*. Koc(tinntcly no on?t wna norlnunly hurt. MAKK II a point to ?w that your In purified, enriched nnd vllnllnrd nt thin icaaon with Hood's Bur??parllla. U NOW IT IS RUSSIA That lias Stepped on the Tail of the British Lion. AN INCIDENT AT CHEFOO. CHINA. That May Develop Into Very Serious Consequences. AN AMERICAN. AS USUAL, IN IT. Tha WhlU Cur, Thrasf h ft CltUen ?f th? United ItatM, Takci PmmwIou of Dlijmted Territory, In DelUaoe of AlUcttl Treaty RlchU?England's Venal* i tire Nerves lUoiln a Shook, and Dedares Uut Aanla'i Action Cannot be Viewed as any Other than an Unfriendly I Act?Ram lan and American Warship* at Chefeo, and Intense Excitement Prtvalli There?The Volatile French Preee Goes I Into Conniption Fits Orer the AttUnde of this Oersrnaunt In Regard to the Competitor AAUr* SHANGHAI. May 11.-J. Smith, the agent of the Russian 8team Navigation Company, at Chefoo, and also the agent for various American missions, I has secured the foreshore at Chefoo beI looking to Ferguson & Company. Agents for steamships and the New York Life Insurance Company, and other firms objected, but Russia Intervened and the Chinese acceded to the request of the Russian vice consul. LONDON, May 12.?A special dispatch from Shanghai aays that the Russians through an American agent named Smith have taken possession of the disputed territory at Chefoo, over which the British claim rights. Six Russian warships art? there, as well as the Detroit, Torktown, Olyrnpla and Machlas. of the United Ststes navy. The dlspatph adds that Intense excitement prevails at Chefoo. A dispatch to the Globe from Shanghai says that the Russians have seized lot twelve of the British concession at Chefoo, In defiance of all legal and treaty rights. The Globe's editorial oomment on the dispatches from Shanghai contains the remark: "The fterlousness of the nerws from Chefoo cannot be overestimated. The action taken Is In direct contravention of existing laws and treaties and cannot be viewed by Great Britain as other than an unfriendly act" The first lord of the treasury, Mr. A. J. Bslfour, replying to a question In the house of commons to-day as to the accuracy of the dispatches from Shanghai. announcing that Russia had occupird territory on the foreshore at Chefoo, which formed part of the British concession, said . the government had no Information on the subject. The parliamentary secretary for the foreign office, Mr. Curson. he added, would probably be able to answer the question. I >YU MUKt AmtKILA?5 Will b* Trlwl by Court MartUl for In tkaCouiprtllor Rtprdltlon. HAVANA. May It?There la no foundation for the rumors that CaptainGeneral Weyler has been dismissed. The naval authorities have formed an ordinary court-martial for the trial of Charle* Barnett and William L?avltt, the two Americans who are said to have formed part of the Cempetltor expedition. and who wore captured, as announced In these dispatches yesterday, by the local guerilla of Palma. Plnar del Itlo. MADRID. May 12.?At a meeting of the Liberal deputies and senators last evening. Senor Sagasta admitted the dlfflcultlrs attending the Immediate application of reforms to Cuba, and denied the right of the United States to recognise the Insurgents as belligerents since he added, they did nothing but flee before the Spanish troops, burned proprty and committed murders. Continuing Senor Sagasta expressed the belief that President Cleveland would not accord belligerent lights to '"rebels who hare no government with a fixed plaoe of residence, and who do not hold a fortified position." Senor Sagasta also promised to support the government In the matter of the expenditures necessary to prosecute the Cuban campaign, and declared that the elections In Mndrld and Cuba should be quashed. The Correspondence says It believes that If Captain OeAeral Weyler resigns he will be succeeded by General Hlanco. governor of the_Phllllplne Islands, who will proceed to cuoa via we racinc anti San Francisco. Admiral Navarro has been assigned to proceed with the trial of the achooncr Competltor.The vessel Ik liable to a special Jurisdiction occlusive of the cognisance of tho mnrlne court. Ih th?* tone of country Including San Antonio. Rio Blanco and Cutalino. In tho province of Plnar del Rio, the Insurgent band of Valencia has burned 3,000 tons of auffnr cane. Captain Mlro. of the local guerllln force of Cano near Havana, In conjunction with other* of the Wajay battalion. surprised a numerous band of insurants at Pnnta Bravo and killed Ave of their number. After they, had put the insurgents to night, they pursued them and killed thirteen more. The local guerilla of Veredaneuva have alao had a fight with th\? inaurL'cnt? hnnds of farina* and A sola. The Insurgents l"j>t Captain Axola. who has made ltlmaelf a terror for his nd four private killed, and carried off Major Farinas nnd fifteen private* wounded. THE FRENCH falsa Film onr at m Tanitnl In ttegNrri to thr 4'omprtttnr AflVlr, PA KIM, May 1!\?Tl?e Figaro, referrlnft I" tho attitude of the United States toward Cuba, aaya this morning: "The l/ntted States authorities, alnee the outbreak of the revolt, have observed nn attitude of deflanci* towarda Spain. and support of the Insurgent*. They nught to consider that Europe will not sonoHon this mod** of action. If th?* Monroe doctrine |?crmlta the Americana to drive Spaniard* from Cuba, It alio permits them to turn the French nnd Brltlnh out of their poasesalons In the Antilles The Soldi, commenting on th.? same subject, remark*; "The lolled Statea have no m??re right to Interfere In the affnlrs of Spain than t<> mix themselves up with the affair* of liundaloupe, Mar- I Unique ttiul Guiana. If Spain lone# | Cuba it will be a terrible blow to European Influence In the Antilles.** ) The Matin says: "'Europe will ]Wtm unanimously against the continual Interference of Americans in matter? which do not ocmoem them. The government'docs not gain credit by pleading the prisoners' caso without extenuttUriff circumstances." The Gaulols expresses the opinio* that the steps taken by the United States in the Cuban question are not of a nature to facilitate its settlement. The Temps saya that "8paln, in the Competitor affair, has the right to count upon the sympathy of all nations who do not believe that Anglo-Saxons, whether Khodes's Condottiere or officers of the Competitor, hare the privilege to indulge in land or aea filibustering with impunity." Smt a Brttteh Sublet. LONDON. May 12.?The under secretary of state for foreign affairs, Mr., George N. Curzon, in the house of commons to-day. answering a question regarding the nationality of the men oapturea on board the American filibuster in* schooner Competitor, slid that anion; the prisoners m a man named "William Hllby (probably the man referred to In the Havana, dispatches aa Gliuea), who was horn under the British flair, but who had. aocordlng to dispatcher received from the British oonsul at Havana, lost his British nationality by becoming a naturalised dtlsen of the United Bta es. west raonriA zditois. A JfoTfl 8 chera* Prvfwnd fbr Tbetr ! > tcrtalnment at SUUrvrtll*. The West Virginia Editorial Association will meet la Slstersville on Wednesday and Thursday at next week. May 20 and 21. and the present outlook indicates the largest attendance since its organization and will include many representatives of the Ohio and Pennsylvania associations, besides the president and other members of the national association. A departure from former precedents has been arranged, and Instead of holding sessions (n poorly ventilated rooms, a commodious steamboat will be provided and while riding the silver? -reaves, the pen wlelders will transact the business for which they will assemble. At New Martinsville a bountious luncheon will be provided by the ladlM of that beautiful little city, between the hours of 12 and 2 and then the return to Slstersvlllewhert In the evening they will be banquetted In a manner befitting the character of the distinguished guests. Thursday morning the party will. journey down stream via the steamer Barnadall to Waverly, stopping en tf? InnMt nufflD stations, oil wells and other point* of Interest and probably dine on Ohio oil at Marietta In the evening. Whr JutMOR FalML LONDON. May 11.?The Dally Courier confirms the report that Dr. Jameson's raid Into the Transvaal failed because Cecil Rhodes wished the reformers to revolt under the union jack, while the latter insisted upon the Transvaal tlag. It also anpears that all arrangements were made to proclaim Charles Leonard presiaent and John Hays Hammond state's attorney, but they re* fused to alter their plans, and consequently left Dr. Jameson in the lurch. Dock Striker* Xak* Troakle. ROTTERDAM. May lt-Tt?e dockers' strike has assumed an ugly aspect. The civic guard. police and marines hare been called out to protect the workers, Cholera In Alexandria* ALEXANDRIA. May 12.?There were twenty-two deaths from cholera reported here yesterday. CHTOCH EXTXH8I0H Criticised In Committee of the ??he?l*t General Conference. CLEVELAND, O.. May It-There was a lively time at the* meeting of the church extension committee of the Methodist general conference over some severe criticism fcf the financial man- ^ agement of the church extension society. The society loans money to weak churches with which to build, taking mortgages. The oomplalnt was thfct often these mortgages were worthless, -nn? naM Pfttt Hp. Kynett. the secretary, made a vigorous answer that they were for the church and not a money maning corporation: that It would discourage the spread of the church and the gospel to be too ex-:. . acting, and that to press for the last, penny used for Christ was not In Mud with true Methodism. The committee upheld Dr. Kynett. The Epworth league committee debated the proposition to recognise the league as the only young people's so* ciety In the churrh. This was hotly op*, posed on the ground that It would driva. many young people out of the church. At the meeting of the committee on . Eplsropsry to-night Dr. J. P. Ooucher, I of Baltimore, for the sub-committee to consider the advisability of electing 1 more bishops, reported that Bishops Bowman and Foster and missionary Bishop Taylor were worn out and In- , | efficient and recommended that two additional bishops be elected to ui I?. lift mi* ii Ills IWHIU. At the Armory thla evening there wu a meeting of the church extension society, at which Dr. William A. Spencer, of Philadelphia, one of the secretaries. rend Ptatlstlc* showing that JJ.CtfO.OOQ had been devoted to the work during the past thirty years; 9.W3 churches bclnd aided during that time. The collections for the past four years exceeded those of the previous four yearn by 131,000. OIL AKP DYNAMITE. An Effort Mad* to llnrn Mammoth Concentrator. WAHDNER. Ida.. May 11?An attempt was made la*t night to burn . . _ ... ... - > Mill uutvn iiirui utiiiiiviti ounnvi ? * ?.< centrator at Wnrdner Junction. The concentrator was tired with the aid of boxes. sacks a nil kerosene, and at the same moment a portion of the large Hump was blown up with dynamite, which shook the building* at Kellogg, nearly a mile distant. Tho dynamite waa u?i*d a few hundred yanla above the mill. The ma? i ohlnery atopped and the electric llirhta writ* extinguished two minutes later. The time acleetvd was when moat of the mill hands were at supper. The object < waa to a?'t the concentrator to burning and prevent Us extinguishment by cutting off th?? water supply. The Hunker Htll employs 400 men. The mllltla waa called out and remained out all night. Wrnthrr l'urr*nit fnr To-day. For WoM Vlrtxinlo. pcnerallv fair during the day with southeasterly wind*. For \Vr?t <rn Pennsylvania and Ohio. . prnerully futr during the day with light to fre*l? southeasterly winds; slightly warmer. I.ocaI Tri?ipri nt ftr<*. The tomni'tature yesterday as observed by Kcnnepf. drugfetut. corner Fouri.until und Market streets, was as fob lows: ? a. m Toil |v m * ?3 i a. M 7 p. H , 12 m W; Weather-Fair.