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ESTABLISHED AUGUST g4, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA.. THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1896. YOLUME XLIY?NUMBER 226. WAS UNANIMOUS. The Deliberations of tho First District Convention marvelously harmonious. Scbmulbach and Boughnc* Elected Delegate* by Acclamation. the eloquent instructions n ktd> PMmd Uw n?i?ipa?? toXbJCimur-!U?oI?lloiu hn> Ik Vniwa ?t fin wHk WtnlMfHtaMftr 1mk. ttlbbed tUpuKllMlm, lwi|l Inv MtmmtHill ImiHUMBWI, Imtt nd tilth* nw-iu Onn>tluT? OMUtr'a CulnUNU H.ppJl/ *< Owt?j to Ipatksr Hmrii' USl? la Lb. I,nmu *f ItoiMar ut" a Oulttd - ? ??rt i*rt Nuat. J'Ifl U *?n ? _ Special Dtipmtch to tit* IntatUfttxwr. CLARK8BUR0. W. Va.. May 11? The Republican! oC the Ftnt dletrlct of Writ Vlrxlnla cot together to-day In ttau Am old town and did by acclamation all there *aa to do. They had reeeoned out their condiutooa before they met They had no difference* to settle, they Juat knew what I bey wanted to do and did It They tclMted good representative men for defecate* and alternate*. They wanted lnatructlun* In tbe *tranc**t way to declare their presidential preference and. tbey knew J what the folk* at home wanted and J tNr aJopted a^ rinclnc resolution at, B*TWT OtLCOATl XlHItV KN?UL?*eM. inrfmut and Instruction. Ttwy did not' doubt tit* Ibyalty of the men tbcjr r?ra nine,to send to the national conrention. Tbeyjoat wanted to go It a* ttroag (or XeKlalar aa anybody eta* "" '?- ?* ? < whv'ther cot 1 rlfbt up sad started thhm*h their la(tat* conwntlon will I'ltrteL' TIM ..lection of Major Dana the r??ncllla tlonoftli. dteordurt R?: iMlcan family'Of Kanawha. Hon. W. V Kdwarda. tpMkar Of M? how. Of <M?*atw, r?prwentln? one Me. deiiredto be a a?l<*Me-??-l?x*e. MiJor i-na repreawilin* the other tide, who ISdbe^dtfWted In Third dtotrlot conT-nUon bgeUN at the wylnKanawha. hid rtrenttp the matter of thedele?ateehlp. Mr. wlwaTda. deelrln* to brln? about liarroony and the reatoraUonof the beet famUr relation. concelred the Idea of pulUnc out, and yolldlfyln* the Kanawha delemtlon on Dana. Major Dana fell In with the ?0KMJl?n. ?ie friend, of ilajor Hunt .of UP?hur. a.reed In the party lnleir^and to-njrht tsere I. a >"v? hut. with Kanawha aj Uie lion of tne hoar. It wai a *ood conception bandaomely carried out. will b. a re?pon?e from the Republican* ?? Kanawha that will rattle th. DHUoeratle party of the Tt.m win h. no DAiitunure In K*n*wb? for any.?J*vln?<l Democratic h>ujw,Hur?t. of What, willUitn !itrn*te-?t-Ui*e. B. H. It WAS SHORT. Rat, Oh, l!?w Iwn< ??! lkhm?lhM)i and IU?|hwr Om Thrtm*h r >*!#*?? t*? by A9 lmmi?tlon-'tUoqm*mt lmlni(lt?iu Iter JfrKlwl^r* IMspatch to th? InttlMfOflCOf. CLAFtK8Birna w. V*.. Mty 1S.-II ?u hortly nft*r 2 o'clock thla aftorn<K/n when Ch?lrat?n Campbell nichir4>, of (ho Flrtt atatrlet cbnKWMlonml committee r?pp?d the convention to irrlor. The lime cunventlnn h?ll wm crowded. All the county delegations were full, and crowding the spectators jfats were many delegates fmm othor districts who are here tor to-morrow's state convention, and who dropped In to witness the business-like and harmonious manner In which First district }("publican* can go about doing what th?y are called together to do. After a most eloquent and patriotic irayer by IW. Robert flteel*, (colored), of ''larksburg, Chairman Itlchards introduced as temporary chairman. ConKr?-??iman B. It. l?vener. The mention of Captain Dovener's name wa* greeted with great applau*e, and on his assuming the chair the ?nthustaatla greeting he received amount' I to nn ovation. Chairman Dovener In hi* h.ippicst mood, and mad#* a *p*frh which excited enthusiastic applause. lr wa a nn eloquent arraign rtn/l i vlvM i?lcttir? of IK'- "Vl!? Chat hM i -.iitM from th?' grvut Muntitr ?f >W-i . Capuin l)?>v?n#r mentioned Am ficKlnley ??h the xtnn'lanl h. n< r who would I*?<1 th? of pro? ' M .n (I victory, th" convention broke : w. ?r.r| if tb'-r? w*n nny doubt ! ? f-'t" that th* oonvwntlOlt w?? iinnnl* n, for th- Ohio mnn. It wii* qulrkly :>r v, m Holt, of iwdjily. nom? Inm-rt Mitor It. Ad 11*11. "* J**"1/!}1' *t-'r*wry, and li? unanimously b'ftffd. Then on motion of *ir. < i*. ffArt. df oni?> roiimy* th? u?ual rommlttt*? w*r* namad The following *eaUtmdo cdmoiw-a k ' the mont Important oommlttce, that on resolutions: C. D. Elliott. Braxton county; General I. U. Duval, Brooke county; A. A. Bee. Doddrtdce county; J. r. Bradley. Hancock county; deorco C. Cole, LewU county: C. B. Hart. Ohio county; a. Q. Pratt, Tyler oounty; M. UvHltl. Wetmel county; Dr. O. D. Morgan. Harrtaon oounty; T. C. Stlllwoll, Marshall oounty. After a brief receu the committee on credentlala through- chairman Joaeph Speldol reported that all countiei were represented with no contests. Chairman N. B. Scott of the commltteo on permanent organisation. moved that the temporary ontanUatlou be made per* manent and'U was unantmoualy carried. Chairman C. D. Elliott then read the report of the committee on resolution!. which was received with jrreat applause, the most Important para(rapha belnr heartily checred. The reference* to 8enator Bikini shipping bill, the Cuban reaolutlon, evoked, especial enthusiasm. At the first mention of McKlnloy's name the convention went wild, and tvhen the nara6ranh directing the delegate* to vote (or McKinley was resd, It wu with cnthualastlc cbMn and the waving of hat*. On motion of Mr. C. It. Hart, a member of the committee who irald that the rsaolutlons were the unanimous aentlmenta of the committee, the report waa adopted mid applause. ^ The ItwIaUoai. FOl^wln* an the resolutions: In common with our coantrymen who have aufTered from the policy of the Democratic party, a policy which has blighted every American industry,save that of the bond syndicate. we demand a return to the Republican policy of protection and reciprocity, which. (Ives1 to Amertran capital fair return*, and to American labor- eiupioj'uieul -*tAmeriesn wanes. We denounce aa unbuslness-llke and unpatriotic that mad revel of party perfidy and dishonor, which haa taken bread out of American mouths, and' money out of the American treasury, and created In the public revenue a Beflciency of ono hundred and thirty-alx million dollars. We rejoice that the amused self Interest of the country I* about to hurl from power the party which haa written In our nation'* history this most shameful chapter of Imbecility. We denounce the unnecessary Issue of government bonds In time of peace, a transaction Involved in a mystery waicn nu wr|i(mm bin tmtti'- m ~ ~t r man who lorn 1,1a country. Wa flnj great xuMacllon In the fact that owing to the wIm and courageoua stand of the Republican aenatur from thla atate, Wfat Virginia may Justly claim the credit of compelling the admlnlatratlon to otter the latest loan to the hlgheat bidder. W?l Virginia la not responsible for the subsequent Jugglrry of a large part of that loan. We demand a aound money poller which shall maintain at an equality of purchasing power every dollar of American money. Kvery American dollar moat be worth one handled cents. The monetary eyatem of the United States moat be aa aound and aa aafe aa the soundest and aafrat In the world. We favor the largeat us* of allver consistent with tM maintenance of the gold standard. We demand liberal appropriations for Internal Improvements, and we endorse especially the efforts of the West Virginia delegation In Congren to advance the speedy development of thoae <sm Manntltl |a tlia nmjm cnivh s.v development of Wait Virginia. ?"Wr-bettere In the principle of protec-. tton to American Industries u taught and maintained for thirty yeara by the Republican party, but we favor Its exit niton to as to Include protection to American ahtpplng. one of our gr*ate*t Industrie*, which hw been abandoned for more than sixty jreani. We favor ?uch legislation aa will protect and restore American shlpplnc and compel the foreign commerce of the Dnlted State* to be carried In American ship*, and thereby pay two hundred million dollar* annually to Americans, which I* now paid foreigner* for carrying American commerce. We believe in a return to the policy advocated by Washington, Jefferson and Madison. of dlncrlmlpstlng duties in favor of American ahlps, which secured ninety per cent of our carrying trade to American bottom*, an.l endorse the bill introduced by our Republican aenator, Hon. Stephen II. ElUna, now known as the Blkln* shipping bill. We demand the rigid enforcement of existing Immigration law*, and favor *uch further legislation as shall reduce the volume and imprure the quality of tho human tide that pour* into our ports. The country should be ** quick to discrlmlnste agalnat foreign laborers as It I* to discriminate agaln*t their product*: Our own wage earner* ihould have all tho protection the government can give to Insure them the best return for their aklll and toll. We believe In legislating for the United flutes of 4hierlca at all times and on all questions. We demand a continuation of the liberal pension policy to which the Republican party Is oommltted. We hold In contempt thst Democratic practice which strike* (rem the pen*lon roll the veteran defender of the republic without a chancr to be heard In hit own defense, a practlca a* cruel as It I* oowardlv. We extend to the struggling patriot* nr Pu>-? (ha warm band of fellowship and anure them or our deep sympathy in their heroic effort to make for themselves a country. The time la full ripe In nccord to Ihem the rights of belligerents ItluglMg .WeKlltley Kndereemenf. Knowing the sentiment of the people we represent, the wntlmrnt without precedent In We*t Virginia, and deslrlou* nf reflecting the earneat hope of the Republican* of the Mate, as they have expreaaed that hop* in every i** Ibte way. w? declare that our rholM for FreaWSent of the United <lt*W* la that pure patriot, that gallant aoldler, that rorrniont champion of protection, that thoroughbred American, our friend and neighbor. William McKIn|-y of the United Htatea of America, anil the del.ualea choaen by thla con. ventlnn are hereby directed to vote for Major McKlnlcy In the Itepubllcan national convention, and to u?e all other honorable efforta to aecuro hia nomination. (Signed.) c D gtUOTT, chairman. A. A. 111112. IOCtT A Wctxel county delegate dcnlml to hnv# ln**rt"<l a paragraph denouncing thn Amcrtain Protective AaaocIntlon, tut und*r tho rulft* that had h*??n uflopu-fj, and an tho report had alrcndy boon adoptod tli? Chairman ruled him out of onl-T. Tho nonilnation# f-?r dolognton tvoro thon In order. Jtrnxton county placed In rn-inlnatlor) Don W. Hough nor, of Harrlaou connty. Tyler followed with an ( nthiiM'ftflllc noc-iiul. VVotx-i pj'r<j?of)t?d the name of A. tJlurU, ->t Pr?f. I. Mritvnry Juno*t of WheelInif. In a *p?*nc)i which n?'t the convention On fti -villi cntluiiilniim, and which \'?'? dwidedly th<* wpcecjj ??f tho day. nominalcd Jfrnry Hchimillxuli, of Ohio county. II' ii'iin *??condod by Doddridge and Marshall. 'i'ho voting wan all urn* way. Hchiutilbactt and Hoiighnor w?re rhoaou by acclamation on motion of Mr. Clirk, who withdrew hl? namo before the vote was announced. Mr. Clark hail been named against hln turnout proleat. Ohio county cast her ilfty-one votea olid for Bchmulbach, and repeated tho compliment In the caae of Ur. Houfhner. Mr. C. B. Hart, speaking at the request of Braxton county, nominated for alternate William P. Crump, of Lewis oounty, a colored man, a graduate of Hlorer oollece, and a splendid representative of his race. Mr. Bradley, of Hancock, nominated J. P. Stuck, of Doddridge. Crump and Stuck were elected by acclamation. Mr. Crump ntado a happy speeah of thanks which created great enthusiasm. The convention then adjourned. - a. A. D. j I ITTI n DV Dl IV H U1ILI. U I ILHI To Defeat llardmau, of TyUr, (or' Del* f.ltlle Support. Special Dispatch to the Intelllfeucfr. CLARKSBURO, W. Vn., May 11? To-night lata (here la no doubt that all four of the gentlemen named In the earlier dispatches will be elected delegatcs-at-large. The sentiment of the convention Menu to have centered on them. There la an effort betas raodo agalnsl one of them, however. O. W. O. Hardman. of Tyler county, la, like the others, the unanimous choice of the delegates from every section. It belnir conceded that Tyler county Is deserving of the recognition she asks because of her unswerving adherence to Repub11csntam, and the fart that she has never received any honors at the hands of the party. It la duveloped to-night that Mr. Joseph C. Brady, of Ohio county, la engaged In sn effort being made by parties mitalde nf ^he First district to defMt Mr. Hardinan. solely because they belk*ve him to be In favor of Hon. N. a Scott's re-election as national committeeman. Too movement has very little support O. A. D. GREAT CROWDS GATHERING F?r Um ntmU CoBreuiltd-llotrU and Wn?tn? IIomw FIIImI ? A VrriUblr Lart Frait In (fa* Biff Wlfwam Lait Might. SdmIiI Dimateh to tae Int?Ulc?ne?r. CLARKSBURG, TV. Va.. May 11? The Indications to-night are that the state convention to-morrow will be ono of the largest Republican gatherings that sver uatmblM In the Hate. Harmony will reign supreme, as there will be no differences upon any point to mar the occaaloo. Every train to-night la bringing additions to Um great crowd of enthoalaatlo Republicans that la Catherine tram every aectlon of the state. McKlnley badge*, buttons and enthusiasm are everywhere In evidence, and If there la one man here who la not for McKlnley he cannot be seen. The First district convention ha vine set the pace to-day tMre Is little doubt that the state convention will Instruct for the champion of protection, McKlnley. Clarksburg Is dolnir her level best to make avarytwdy comfortable, but many a man to-night will have to be content to sleep oa a cot, and will oooslder himself lucky at that. Hotels and boardins houses are crowded to the utmost capacity. The Ohio county and other Pan-Handle delegations are comfortably boused, considering all the circumstances, and aeetn to be enjoying themselves. An Immense wigwam has been erected on a vaoaat ?ruan>7 ?* the wowd will be several times too large for the opera \ house. The temporary structure will be seated, and is.so arranged that the delegate* and spectators will be able to see apd hear everything without Inconvenience. The wigwam is being dedicated 'tonight, the exercises being in the nature of a greet Republican love feast. Among those who spoke were linn. E. H. Pitch, of Huntington, chairman nf the meeting; Congressmen Dayton and Dovener. C. 1*. JJOtT. Ol nnnni limn D. Sutton, of Bruton; Hon. W. A. Northcott, Republican candidate1 for lieutenant governor of Illinois; Klllott Northcott, of Huntington; Frank Cox. of Morgnntcwn; National Committeeman N. B. Scott, of Wheeling; Col. R. H. Freer, of HarrtovlUe; Ale* Dulen. of Braxton, and W. 8. Glasscock. of Morgantown. There wan unbounded enthusiasm throughout the meeting. Every mention of MoKlnley and the record of the Republican party wan wildly oheered. The First regiment band furnished Inspiring music for the occasion. O. A. D. M klNLEY'S MOVEMENTS. , Get* to Cleveland Friday?Will Addreee Um> Metliodlat CoiifrraiN. CANTON, Ohio. Mar 11?Governor and Mr*. McKlnley leave Frtda- evenlnjr for Cleveland to remain the guests of VL A. Hann* over Hundav. They will attend tho Methodlat conference. McKlnley on Saturday night will deliver a patriotic adores* to tho conference on Washington. Tho Missouri convention, like all recent ones, brought a deluge of congratulations to McKlnley. * ?* mall and telegrams this week are the heaviest since he came here from Columbus. Many congratulations came from Jowa, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. EXPLOSION AT A JIBE In Allegheny Clfy-Rls I'rrenni llnrned, One of whom will Die* PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 11-Durlng a fire in a grocery store in Allegheny to-night, an explosion occurred, burnIpg six men badly, ono of whom will probably die. The Injured are: John Morton, fireman, badly burned about face and handa, Inhaled flames and will probably die. Joseph Oaber. fireman, badly burned about bead nnd anna. Lee Kllceaaor, fireman, body nnd hands burned. William Richardson, policeman, blown Into the street, fare and hands burned. Robert H. McKay, s|M'ctator. blown qplto a dlatanre. head and handa burnod. A panic In tho crowd around tho burning building after the explosion, renulted in many bruises and minor Fifteen firemen were In Uiebullflln* at the time nf the ?xp!o?lon. Klleeafw. a fireman, had been ordered to the eel ar to find thr rauwt of the tin*. He carried a llachtc^l torch, nnd aa *00p n? he reached the rellnr, a terrlllc explosion followed, premimabljr from enoaplnu van The e?cape of the flivincn from Inula nt death wan miraculous. A NurllliiK PUIol ?hof. HATON itOUOK, I.n.. May 13.-A Inrrr*' number of Democrat* were In the enpltol corridor* ?n?l In (Inventor F?>#ter'H parlor to-nlirht, when a pistol nhot tviw heard. It httppt'noa (lint at tin* umc th.-r.. wnn thr"i Itcpubllnjni In llw nr. rliliiro, J. A. J'hnrr. win of CnpUftl .I N. Phorr, tin' H?puWlcM cnnillilnlo fur Kuvfriinri .1. II. HnniliT* nn<l !.. A. Smith, "II woll known 111 . Ah noon n? tin, nhot *?? h?nnl tlirrc win nrriit fxItonn ni iiml th<i "10" ,v'r" *"lr' 11111I<<<1 by n crowd anil about llflwii or iw?nty plutol* drawn and they ?-?rr hold for i f?w mnnirnlH until nn lnV"-ntlK?llnn <vn? mBdr. Tin, Incident Hhotv??1 lh- fH'IIHK r?u??l by tlii> rtiinnrn that l'h?rr'< ?upp<irt?r? would attempt to ?*t him by f?rc? FINALLY PASSED. The River* and Harbors Measure Goes Through the Senate. f* ONLY NINE VOTES AGAINST IT. Carries Total Appropriations of Over Seventy Millions. IT IS THE LARGEST AGGREGATE f For a RlVer aud llarbor BUI In the History tba OovinUunti bat then it 1* Going to Work tit* flrcateit Amoant of Good Ke*r Don*?Senator Gorman'* In' atdloua Ameudmcut was a Menace to th* Ibcmm of lb* Bill, bat It wai D*A?Ud bjr Senator Klkiai, Ald*d by Senator V*at and OUiara?It Gan Kxtraordinar/ Pow*ra to th* SMittftr* of War. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 13,-An attack upon the rivers and harbors bill wait successfully thwarted to-day by the prttrnpt action of Senators Elklns.' Vest, Pasco and other*, and the measure seems now to be secure la the hands of Ita champions. The senate has not been as speedy as unanticipated In Its consideration of the bill.' This la not a matter of special complaint, but wheroa measure has the ass?nt of ao large a majority. If, Indeed any outspoken opponentcsn be found. It l? trying to Its friends to have It dragging. Senatorial courteay and parliamentary u*age required that two days be given to' dlsctumon of an apparently Innocent but really far-reaching amendment proposed by Senator Gorman which. In so many words, restricted the expenditures under existing and future contracts provided for In the bill to llO.Oto.OOO per annum. Senator Vest moved yesterday afternoon to lay the amendment on the table, but his motion was not adopted. In addressing hi* colleagues to-day he ex pressed astonishment at the result or (he vote, and n?knl (or a reconsideration. The Mluourlan declared that the amendment would have an effect, which even the mover could not endorse. for under It the secretary of war would be able absolutely tb dictate where expenditure* should be made. He would not. he (aid, vote to (tve and cabinet officer uch power. It waa an Invaalon of the autonomy o( the government, and tbe result or the adoption of the amendment would be that tbe secretary could nullity any provision of tb* bill. Senator Gorman defended the amendment. He meant no attack upon the rivers and harbors bill, bat were he secretary of war he would refuse to enter Into any oontract authorised by It until Congress made provision to have the money In the treasury. Senator Allison favored the amendment. and Senator Vila* suggested a modification of lu ao as to mske exceptions of certain Improvements. An interruption waa made In the course of Mr. Allison's remarks by an Inquiry from Senator Klklns. He demanded to know whether Messrs. Qorman and Allison were agreed as to the wesntnr of the amendment. -"No- two senators." Mr. Rlklns declared, "oan lake theamendmenftand, after half an hour's examination, tell what Its mtanlng la No accounting officer of the treasury, no secretary, of war or engineer, can construe II. and It. therefore, endangers the whole measure," Senator Bikini hoped the bill would be passtd as It came from unr mniiiiuiBv. AMV WHUHHH'v VH ??? ? proprlatlons. represented by Senators Allison and.Gorman, should not bo permitted to come In and change It, If the amendment had something concealed in It. for example the exemption of some particular work. It was outrageous discrimination. The amendment he regarded as mischievous, full of danger, full of doubt. Nobody knew what It meant, and the safer thing to do would be to pass the bill in Its original form. He hoped the amendment would be voted down. Messrs. Pasco, Mitchell and Berry also opposed the amendment the former arguing ihat If It nhould be agreed to there would b* no expenditure at all under contracts, as the direct appropriations carrWI by the bill would absorb ttio $10,(100.000. The anleHdm^nt was defeated by a vote of 40 to 2.1. An amendment by Mr. Gray was accepted. making the ton million restriction npply spo^iflcally to contracts, and not to direct appropriations. TIN? nil I paa?(Hi Uin penum wj u vuir of r.7 to 9. Thos* who voted In the negative were Bate. Chilton. Harris, Hill. Smith and Vilas, Democrats; Hn>wn, Republican; Allen and Kyi#. Populists. As Anally passed th- bill makes direct appropriations of $13,200,000. and authorise* oontlnulnir contracts of $64,000.000. an aggregate of about $76,000,000. During the debate to-day the statement wns made that this was the largeat aggregate for a river and harbor bill In the history of the government. Elrcllan Cam RrrommlltNt. WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 13.-The house, after one of the hardest fought parliamentary battles of the scasion, which continued until almost 9 o'clock to-night, recommitted the contested election case of Kinaker vs. Downing, from the Sixteenth Illinois distrlot. to the committee on elections with Instructions to recount the ballots In dispute. The vote stood 130 to 3fi, divided as follows: Aye*~67 Republicans, 69 Democrats and 3 Populist*; nocs-35 Itepub1 leans. _ Away CIom (lis fiolrt, WASHINGTON, May 13.~The treasury to-day lout $1,611,900 ifi gold coin and 524,000 In bars, which leaves the trill* amount of the gold reserve $114,436.361. Of the total withdrawals today $1,500,000 was for export. limn tt da VlUhmUti flailed. NEW YORK. May 13.-John D. Hart. Capt. John O'Brian, Mate Kdward Murphy and Col. Ktnilio Nutics Who wore recently arrested In Philadelphia f??r violating th?? neutrality act In connection with tlie flrnt trip If the steamship Bermuda to Cuba, appeared before Judge Hon ml lot In the criminal part* of the United Slates circuit court to-day. Judge Benedict tlxed ball In each of the caswiat $2.fi00. The alleged filibuster*!** iviii mil be brought to trial. It Is believed until the ItnltMl Hiatal ?uprfmo court ilteldf* tlm appeal l? 'hi' which nr?' to h?* urKUflu lit >\ UnltiKton ni>?t Motility. rturk lUlwn A rrrMnl. NKW YORK, May 13.?Two men al|i.k?1 to Im notal rli'vk r?l?iT?, linfm mil mvlnJIiT*. <viT? arrMttal at Nawark, N J., lo-il?y. They arr two of n trail* of four, two of tlv member* Ivln* under nrrnnt In Hnn rrnnct.cn. The tivo nr rentotl to-liny ore JAmM ? roimn ana Ch&rleu Hooker, the uptolflc dmi^n uViUnm (horn balnpr that they rolwd n chock for S22 In roll for 122.000. They wvoupmI i ho money. Hooker #in?l Cronatt wore nrrwlKn?t? thin afternoon nnd held In $15,000 enoh ON fugitive* from mm 100. They have boon committed until May 80 for extradition. METHODIST MATTERS. j Three Jfew Illihop* to 1m> Cliokeii, Owe to beofAfrlrau Descent. CLEVELAND. Ohio, May 11?The I committee on Episcopacy decided today to recommend to the conference I that Bishops Bowman and Poster be declared non-effective, which is cqulvaI lent to retirement, and that three new bishop* be elected. It wm practically decided to take the same action in regard to Bishop Taylor, of Africa, but I his speech to the committee induced them to defer action. I Bishop Bowman is eighty years old, Bishop Foster seventy-six and Bishop 1 Taylor seventy-flve, and the labors and responsibilities of Methodist bishops are great The committee decided to recommend 1 that one of the new bishops bo a man | of African descent. I The committee on itinerary will recotnmcnd that In rare cases the Ave year limit may be extended one year by an I appeal by the congregation to the quartcrly conference, where It must have a three-fourths vote, after which It must receive the vote of k majority of the cabinet of presiding elders, Including that of the presiding elder having charge of the church, and then the bishop must conaent This may be done year afler year for five years, making the longest possible pastorate ten years Tho laity claims that it will defeat this plan to-morrow. A minority committee report asking for the establishment of I the time limit will be submitted to the I conference and will probably be supported by the laity. | The revlsal committee ordered that j there be presented to the conference tomorrow a rule requiring that one of the first questions asked In examining candidates for licenses, as local preachers, must be that regarding the use of toI barco. so framed that a promise to | wholly abntaln wlll.be necessary. The I proposition to substitute the term general church for holy Catholic church in the discipline wan defeated. I The committee on state of the church decided In favor of adhering to the present method of electing officers and editor* In general conference. The amusement committee refused to approve any such changes proposed regarding amusements. nip*v virmpv v/uu/lll i|uivi\i. flpanlanliliOM Four llondrtd Killed In a Battle with Hm*o. KEY WEST, Fit.. May 11?Advices from Havana to-night state that In tin recent action between Antonio Macao and General Tnclan at CarcaraJIcarss, Plnar del Rio, four hundred Spaniards were killed, while the Cubans lost seventeen. BocarrUa, the famous Cuban leader, was killed In this battle. HAVANA. MtfU-Jt Is reported that Insurgent band of Pancho Carillo has been seen passing near Remedloa. The united bands of the Mirabel, Turnba, Cuatro and Jesu* Peres have burned the bridge over the river Beoo and marched by way of Jianaguayabo, T??xlco. A ran a and Rojaa. going by the Platero road to Puerto Principe. At 11 o'clock* at night they flred at a fort on the road near Puerto Principe. It Is also rep6rted that six miles from Santo Domingo, In Santa Clara, there has been seen to pass a numerous armed cavalry, believed numbering 1.5*0 men, said to be under command of Lacret and going In an easterly direction. Maximo Gomes Also with a numerous band, Has passed from Placetas by Villa Clara ami War to Santo Domingo, goI in th# direction of. Clsnfuegos. It Is supposed that Uci*t it endeavoring to ^fTect a Junction with (tomes. BPAIW'8 BACK D0W1T fa Ois uun Of thr Vmpetttor Crew who wrr? to hf Shot. NEW YORK. May 11?A special to the Herald from Havana say*: La Union Constltuclal the Inspired government newspaper, announces that the verdict of d?*afh pronounced against all Ave of the Competitor's crew, tried on Friday by a naval courtmartlal, was promptly confirmed by the admiral, and all preparations were being made to carry the sentence Into effect when orders came to remit the papers to Madrid. though the prisoners had not been formally sentenced and have not as y?t , even been notified of the court's findIn*. Th* transfer of the case to Spain, the marquis of Palrnerorla, the secretary | general *of the government* tells me, atnounts to a virtual suspension of I judgment for s month or six weeks. Tho Spanish authorities, the marquis says, have no desire to participate matters. It , the superior military tribunal at Madrid | ghould decide that Consul General Williams' protest was well based, the cases of any members ot the party whose American citlsenshlp was clearrmay yet I be transferred to the civil courts, Spain . having no desire to evade treaty stipulations. The American people, he con! tlnued, may rest assured that only Justice will be carried out, and that after I <iha /wmaiiinrntinn ?f the dlnlomatlc nro toft I>f the United Rtate* nml careful revision of the evidence by the ablest jurists In the Spanish court*. Intervention In Two other run. HAVANA.May U?The United State* ban Intervened In behalf of two more of the men of the schooner Competitor. The men'* names are Charles Harnett and William Lwrttt, > cabled to the Assnclaied Prefs on Monday. They were brought here from Bahtn Honda. h?v. Inb I teen cnplured In Plnar del Rio after they landed. They ore cltlsens of the United States and *o notified the United States consul general. Mr. Wllllama. They nl:?? inrormeu hip consul r?-h<tiu that tl?py Wftt unarmed when captured. Coniiul QMMtaJ WHUamu h??. In conao. quwe, jir?aented t? claim ho regularly makea In aueh casn, that th<> men shall be tried liy the orrtlniiry civil court, and rut hy enuri martial, nccordlnn f> the vlghta ituaranteed cltUcna of the United' Mates by treaty. Khiri Ilia Frlrml t?y MUlake* DENVKK. Colo., Ma.V 13,-Conmllan Charlea J. Stewart, formerly a membfr rf the llavcrly nilnatri'l*. anil lately on,- nf th- mnnacer! of the Stewart & Voiiiib tlrophophono oomblnatlon. waa fatally "hot by William Newell. allaa 'KVI" MoCoy. an ex-convict. in Pal HIOKoy h Hniouii ?nmn niiuniK'u, ocivpii had words with Hlckey over the payment for drinks and pulled a revolver, Intending to ehoot Hlckey. l i?? f|fy?<l. the bullet striking Stewart, who waa at.mdlnf? at the bar. Newell and Stewnrt hnd entered the naloon together and were friend*. No well wn* arreated. TnckiAH Cnw to (he Jury. NBWPORT, Ky., May 1S.-After twenty-three days Miner the trial of Scott Jackaon beiran, the argument a which consumed the lout three dayi ended to-nlirht. To-morrow morning the oaso will tx> flvon to the Jury. The prlabiier, Scott Jackson, though apparently weary, and during the Imhi throe dwye n trifle crestfallen, haa maintained hlN a?Mf-po?ee*slon to the laet. Tito wnnth??r nearly oil th* time hue been la the Fahrenheit nlnetloa. Home of the jury are becoming exliauated and for thin ronaon It waa decided not to Rive the case Co them till to-morrow mornIn* KNIGHTS TEMPLAR # Conclave of the Grand Command' cry at Cliarleiton ONE OF LARGEST EVER HELD. The Capital City Profusely Decorated (or the Occasion. THE OLD TIMh UUSPllALllI Extended to the lCnlRhti tad Their Friend* Aeeompnuflii; Them ? Mora Uniformed Hen la Line than In Any Parade Seen There ? The Election of OAeere?Wheeling Selected u the Next Plaee of Meeting?The Grafton Xnl|hta Fall to Reach Their Doetlnatlon on Aaeonnt of Low Water. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Max It? The meeting of the Grand Commander? of Knlghta Templar, waa one of the largest ever held In the state, and more uniformed men were In the parade than waa ever aoen In this city. The city hae been profusely decorated with Knight Templar emblems for two days, and the meeting was the subject of more than .ordinary interest The parade started at 11 o'clock this morning and inarched through the principal street!* led by the St. Albans band aad Kanawha Commandery 130 strong. Next came the grand commandery lo carriages; Wheeling band, Wheeling Commandery No. 1; Calvary Commandery No. t; Fairmont No. 6; Huntington band; Huntington Commandery No. 9. The ateamer Ben Hur with the Graf ton commandery ana rarjteraouj* band aboard (topped u Point Fleauat on account of low water. The non-arrival of the Ben Hur prevented the steamboat excursion on the programme. All the visitor* were delighted with the new Masonic temple, the finest in the state, and which Is hardly yet ootnpleted and haa not been formally turned over by contractor*. However, the hall Is now occupied and the Grand conclave was held there, called to ordor at noon by Grand Commander V. H. H. Holswade, of Huntington. Grand officers made their reports and Che anal committees were apoplnted. The election of officers resulted aa follows: J. C. Rlheldaffer, of Wheeellng, (rand commander. L. N. Tavener. Parkersbnrg, vice grand oommander. John A. Zorn. "Wheeling generalIslmo. George Debolt, Fairmont, captaingeneral. F. H. Markel, cuarimon, douvt Warden. 1. K. F. Stele. Bramwell, junior war* den. D. W. Emmons, Huntington, treasurer. R. C. Dunnlngton.Falrmont, reoorder. William Campbell. Charleston, standard bearer. Wf,ii| J. 8. Vandervort. Weston,sword bear- % George W. Creel, Grafton, warden. C. H. Ahrons, Wheeling, captain of the guard. Wheeling vat chosen aa the next place of meeting. Receptions were held by Charleston and visiting commanderlea to-night, which took the place ot a formal baa- . duet. The Wheeling Knights are mora " than pleased with the new Maaonlo temple and the welcome given them by Charleston, among whom N, 8. Burlew^ls entitled to special mention. Dtappotattd Knight* Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. < HTJNT1NOTON. W. Va.. Mar U? v Two hundred Knight* Templar together with their wives and daughter*, arrived here this evening on the steamer Ben Hur from Parkersburg. They were enroute to Charleston by water, but the Kanawha wa.i so low they abandSMd the trip and came here. They will return to-night. 8evenU oommandeiiea from the Interior of the state are abroad- . CHEFOO aOIPCTT. Kagtand and Germany PrujMt Afatast tb? AelloaornanU. r S SHANGHAI. May It-British* and 3 tuiiiiiUn ?? P?kin hava BCD* 'i tented amlnet the action of Ruaala la occupying part of the foraahora at Ch*> ton. contrary to treaty rtctita. The entire Ruaalan aquadron In Chi- ^ neoe water* will rendeavnua at ChefoO In rradlnew to oceupy Port ArthurW Klacho Ray. on receipt of Initruotiooa from Ht Peterabunr. LONDON. May 11?In well Inform* commercial quarter* here It la believed that the Cheetoo Incident la nothing but nn ordinary bualnraa deal, aa Ferjfuaaon A Co. have been olferlnir the land, whlnh I* aliened to have been aetaed,; for aale during aeTeral year*. The only cauac for dlvqulct I* found In the fact that the Ru*alan Steam Navigation Company, through wham agent. 3. 1 Hmlth, an American, the land haa been occupied. In a company >u bald lied by tge Ruaalan government. Fttr nf .Tnhnnne?bnrg Rrfamm. BKRUN, May U?A private tel? gram hn? boon received here which aaeorti that the mntences of Col. FrancU Rhode**, Lionel Phillip*, J. H. Htm* mond nnd George Farrar, the four members of the Johannenburir reform committee condemned to death, and \vhn*.? *entence? were afterward ooratnuted, hiive been fixed at imprison- * mont for Ave yearn. The eentmcc* of the flfty-nlne other member* of the reform committer which were fixed by the court at two years' Imprisonment nnd a flno ofV ?2,000, follow.*! by three year*' ban- ^ Inhment. have been commuted to OM ?* ; * Wj fUmnulttp Sforcmtnt* VAVS NlttV YORK?Dresden, Bremen; Tw* tonlr. Liverpool. HOt'TllAMITON-Hnr##. New York, tar Dromon. New York, Now York. V, GLASGOW? Kthlopln. New York. , f, MVKitrooi. MonjroUan. Vancouver. W'rntlivr I'nitfiill lbr To*dajr, For Wont Virginia, fair, followed bjr hOWer* In the evonlnff or nlpht; souther* For^Weetnrn Pennsylvania and Ohio, . partly cloudy woathor wlih conditions favorable for thunder nforniK. *?rl?k aouth* easterly wind*. 1.0ml IVmprratnrv. The temperatur* yesterday as obeerifed hy c. Hchnepf. drugalet, corner Four* v irenth and Market ?t rests. was at fob Iowa: v 1 a. JM P. m tt IX ro.^'//.V//.V/."/ww&ther^aKf5feW