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ESTABLISHED AUGUS1 24, 18o2. WHEELING, W. YA.. FRIDAY, MAY 15. 189(5. . VOLUME XLIV?NUMBER 227. THE BIG FOUR ? Mho "xix Chosen by the Big State Convention TO REPRESENT WEST VIRGINIA. L_ The Only Opposition Developed Against AnyOne WAS FOR ULTERIOR PURPOSES. To which the Convention Rcodiljr Turntltd-The Candldery of (ton. Dnral lliul jj?ckof It the Motlre to DcAit Senator Scett fer Set lonel Committeeman-Iron dad Infraction* 3o ThroN?h with rnnlmeM AoeUlm?The Convention Com pom! of the Flneet and Beet XlepreKiiUktbe Body of Men Krcr Gilherttl Tegvther In thle Stete?Wenderfnl Kuthwlnm end Eloqncnt Oratory Dli> pi*/'*. DUjittch to ttM IntelU(asc?r. iBvonitDrt W Vt Mav 11 ? HiAnnwws .?i ... - ?. * ... The West Virginia Republican state invention Is over and tour men have been sent to St. Louts to vote for McKlnley. and told to do It Their loyalty was not doubted, but the convention respecting the wishes of the folks at home clapped on the Instructions for go.vl measure. The whole batch of resolutions not only went through by acclamation, but with a McKlnley shout chat seemed as though It would lift the roof off the wigwam. The resolutions hod the unanimous approval oi th* committee which reported them. If tho committee had not reported Instructions and good stiff ones at that, the convention would have taken the bit In its teeth and had its own way. There was a determination to Instruct that would not have been trifled with. Some of the senatorial district delegations In caucus had Instructed their number* of the committee on resolutions to Insist on Instructions. The tirst ncnatortal district. Including Wheeling, was one of these. Th' dolcgates-at-large are those predicted by the Intelligencer dispatches this mcrnln*. The prediction was made in full knowledge of thv effort to defeat Hardman. of Tyler county. a#reM upon yesterday as the First district man. J. C. Hrady, of Ohio county, who had n anted to be a delegate-at-|*rge and failed to get the support of his county, and who had Joined In an effort to defeat X. B. Scott for national committeeman. and Colonel Cteorg* B, Caldwell, both of whom were In the delegation >ft proxies, took It Into their heads < .? .whim h? a?f#nt?d. Thrr r^il In with those who were aft*r Scott's scalp. and backed Halt; of Lewis c unty. Finding that no headway coaM be made on that Une, they developed with great suddenness the ?ubl!mo idea that an old soldier ?hould bo the man. They turned to General I. H. Duval, of ilrooke. the hero of two vara and by odds the finest soldier rr<*t Virginia sent into the war for th?? union, and tried their hands on tJut tine. It was the shrewdest move that could have been made. General Duval's per? n;tl popularity bronght a strength to the anti-Hardman movement which it did not have on its own merit*. Oenera! Duvai was induced to enter the race as a last hope. He had been successful before, perhaps he could win again. If not he could go dawn with the men who were toying with him. Old friends who respected him told him respectfully that they could not ipport him. and that he would be defeated If he remained in the contest. The other people assured him that they c ?uld elect him. He was thrown in only t ' be slaughtered, just as Blaine was thrown into the national convention in HJ2. It was only ncceasary for that convention to know what was the right and the fair thing, and it did that In a way to leave no doubt of Its intention, and after that there were a hundred votes at least that would have mne to Hardman if he had needed that 'to nolled for General Du vaI out of ft kindly personal feeling, so that he might be l?t down as gently an ." wslble. After It wu all over men fi^cked to General Duval to assure him that they regretted the necessity of fairness which compelled them to vote againat him. His election by acclamation as alternate-at-large was further ' vide nee of the g.wd feeling for him. There has never been a liner state invention In West Virginia and the filthful go home happy and enthual.?*tle. Also everybody leaves with ! >ui expressions of praise for hospltable f'larksburg. The new Traders h??r<l wan taxed beyond Its rapacity but i'? management fell In with the spirit <<f the Mission and accomplished won<Ws for the convenience and comfort of its guests. C. B. II Till: BIG FOUR Who will Head the West Virginia Deles* ilon At St. I/raU-fWrrimait; Reynolds, l>?n* and tVlillf Atlfrted D?l?g?te?-?tl.?r|f - Hlr?N| IiMtrnrtlon* for MeKlnlvy. f!;,?rlal Di?patrh to the Intelligencer. ( I.AHK8BV1M. W.n*a., May 14.? The jfrent wigwam b?rgan to All shortly f.irf II o'clock, the hour set for the * rr.bllng of "the state convention, and h^n Htate Chairman Dawson rapped ?h? convention to order there were at in two thounand people In the en' "ure. Rev. Mr. Williams, of Clsrks. - a.(hn 'OR. irrj in prnyrr, uukhi, '" rnhlage Mood In rtapwtfu! alienee. ' 'I,airman Dmnon conjtrftlulated th?* ! ':"ihllcana of Wnat Virginia on the ' riant outlook for the party In the "ale an'l country thla yar. and an'jnre/1 for temporary rhairinan, Hon. rhomaa K. f>avla, ot Taylor county, and r?'tnrl*? Hon*. Htuart F. Rued, of Harrlwn, and T. W. Duc?kjv?ll, of Moralla. Mr. l>avla. on aaftiiinlmt the :r. wan tflvon art oration, Ho rnrul" u f congratulatory apeech, r>hich wan 'htnlrmtlcallj* applaud*!. awl Imrnn 4prinrnl the ''invention open for ' i ' . John W, Mutton, of Fairmont, In lured .1 r#aolutl>>n providing that nil Miflon* offered fhould b- roforrftj to i r .p*r ''ornmltt*** without debate. ' '** iinanImoualj' adopt*!. Tlx; uvual w*rr> then ai>1. f?<-h ?H?natortal dlatrlcf naming member. Following wan th?? r.?m'?n r**olutfon?; Flint dlalrb't, H. lliirt. -f'Oftd fllitrlrt, l'\ M Hhotvthird t. J?r. J'. P. M?i'iran; fh 'Ititrlrt. I'. (', <Vrp#?n; fifth dti? ? limbic.' i'-tfli.nl'* vr.rr. wjxth ?l|f?-' r> i. J.;.!? ?? N ?rthroft: w?vonth 'II*F K?lkr; oighth dlatrlrt, Ham. ? n. ninth dlatrfct. I. M. Wad?*:t*nth intrkt, fHark* L. flakor; idtvtolh dm trlct. Prank Cox; tvfelfth district, J. O. Thompson; thirteenth district, 1\ H. O. Pltser. National committeeman Scott made a brief explanation of the arrangement* that have been made (or the stato delegation at St. Louis. The convention then adjourned until 1 o'clock. Afternoon totalou* iThe convention re-assembled at 1:30 o'clock and the committee on permanent organisation reported through Its chairman,'. General I. II. Duval, lion. P. W.! Morris,-as pennanent chairman, Phillip H. Waters, of Kanawha. as necretary, with T, W. Duckwall and Stuart F. Reed assistant secretaries. Mr. Morris In taking the chair made a strong, stirring speech which was frequently and enthusiastically applauded. His reference to the fact that this magnificent convention had assembled to send delegates to St. taut* | ?*? ?wiav in aviiuiik u iurc|iunr vmiiciubIon. was the signal for a great outburst of applause. At the conclusion he Introduced Secretary Water*, who oloquently expressed his appreciation of | the honor which had been conferred upon hfm. He then launched into a I short, but wonderfully Inspiring speech, j every sentence of which seemed to set the convention on fire with enthusiasm. Hla eloquent tributes to McKlnley, Klj kins. Dovener, Dayton, Hullng and Miller were cheered to the echo. At the > conclusion there waa long continued j cheering. The reports of the committee | on rules and credential* were then I adopted. The credentials committee : reported no contests. Chairman C. B. Hart, of the committee on resolutions, then read the report. The various paragraphs were loudly applauded. The paragraph referring to Senator Elktns' boml resolution, which compelled the admlnstration to advertise the sale of bonds was loudly cheered. When the last paragraph instructing for McKlnley was read the outburst of enthusiasm was tremendous. Following are the resolutions, which were unanimously ad?>pte4: Tl?e Itcaolatlotts. In common with our countrymen who have niifl>rtKl from the t>ollcy or the Dem ocratlc party, a policy which has blighted evor* American Industry, save that of the bond syndicate. wo demand a return to the Republican policy of protection and reciprocity. which gives to American labor employment at American wage*. We denounce as unbusinesslike and unpatriotic that mad revel of *?arty perf!d.v and dishonor which has taken bread out of American mouth*, aim money out of the American treasury, and created In the public revenue a deflclencv of one hundred and'thirty-six million dollars. We rejoice* that the aroused* self In'tereet of the country Ik about to hurl from power the party which ha* written In our nation's history this moat shameful chapter of Imbecility. We denounce the unnecessary Issue of government bonds in time of peace, a transaction Involved in a mystery which has surprised *nd pained every man who loves hts country. We find great satisfaction In the fact that owing to the wise and courageous stand of the Republican senator from thla state. West Virginia may Justly claim the credit of compelling the admlnlatration llu. lataat lAnn til f h?? hlrhMt bidder. Wert Virginia In not reaponaible for the fnbvequent Jugglery of a large part of that loan. f Kor?*ottnd Jloiify. We demand a sound money policy which will maintain at an oquailty of purehaa* Ing power every dollar of American money. Every American dollar munt be worth one hundred cent*. The monetary system munt be a* sound and an safe an the aoundeat and eafeat In the world. W* demand liberal appropriation* for internal Improvement*, and we endorae especially tne effort* of the West VIrglnln ?i?logatlon in Congresa to advance the speedy development of thoae water* way* which are essential to the develop* m*nt of Weat Virginia. We believe in the principle of protection to American Industrie* a* taught and and maintained for thirty yeara by the Republican party, but we favor its ex-, tension no ns to Include protection to American shipping, one or our greateat Industries, which haa been abandoned for more than oixty year*. We favor auch legislation t?* will protect and reator* American shipping and compel the forelgn commerce of the United 8tates to Im> carried in American ahipa. and thereby pay two hundred million doltara annually to Americans. which la now paid foreignera for carrying American commerce. Klklui' Nhlpplng HIU. We belli*ve In a return to the policy advocated by Washington. JefTtraon and Madison. of discriminating dutlea in favor of American ahlp*. which secured W per cent of our carrying trade to American bottom*, and endorse the bill Introduced by our Republican senator. Hon. Stephen If. Klkln*. now known aa the Elklna whipping MIL We demand the rigid enforcement of existing Immigration laws, und favor auch further legislation as shall reduce the volume and Improve the quality of the human tide that pours Into our porta. The country should be as quick to discriminate against foreign laborer* aa it la to dlacriralnate aaainwt tneir prouuaia. Otir own wage earnera should have all the protection the government can five to ln?ura them the beet return for their skill and toll. We*be11?ve In legislating for the United States of America at all times and on all questions. We demand a continuation of tho liberal penal on policy to whlrh tlie Republican party la committal. We hold In contempt that Democratic practice which strikes from the pension roll the veteran defender of the republic without a chance to be heard In bis own defense, a practice aa cruel as il Is cowardly. We extend to the struggling patriots of Cuba tha warm hand of fellowship and assure them of our deep sympathy In their heroic effort to make for themselves a country. The time la full ripe to accord to them the rljrhts of belligerents. fnwf rnrtnl for McKtuley. Known* the sentiment of the people wa represent, a sentiment without precedent In West Virginia, and desirous of reflecting the earnest hope of the Republican* of the state aa they have expressed that hope In every possible way! we declare that our choice for Prealdent of the I'nlted Htatea Is that pure patriot, that gallant noldler, that foremost champion of protection, that thoroughbred American, our friend and neighbor, William MeKinley. of the I'nlted States of America, and the delegate* chosen by this convention are hereby directed to vote for Major Mckinley In the Republican nntlonal contlon, and to use all other honorable efforts to secure Ills nomination. We greatly regret the seemlnglv unfortunate demise or the Hon. A. 1. Hop man. ex-governor of Went Virginia, and late Judre of the Klfth judicial circuit, whose ability and falrneex aw a Jurlxt, and whoso patriotic manhood made for him a national reputation. Yet, bowing to the will of Almighty Ood. we hope hla spirit Is at peace, and trust tahf his exemplary Ufa may lend us to higher and better purposes In American cltliAnthlp. We would not pa?? by ulthoul mentioning the name of the late Hon. John A. Hutchinson, of Wood county, whose magnlflcent career as a lawyer and whom? wtertlng Itepubllcanlsm secured to him a nntlonal reputation, and lu lib* death this njol n 10#" not namij ri|mnr<i. Patrick T. K^arnt. of WatSftl roiinfy. nfter *om? difficulty, obtained a hearIrifc ami read ft rrnollitlon denouncing th?? American Protective Anftociatlon, %vl?l#*h fh?* chnlrman ruled that under lh?' rule* adopted niunt b?? inferred to the conWilttr.' on resolution*. Mr. Kfurnn ' ??uld not und<*nuwn<i thin parllAUj?ntnry ruling. and demanded a, vote ojj motion. The Iffdnvi-iitlon unanimously nuirUlhod lh?- rhnlrnnin, but Mr. Keurn# continued to talk and there won urrnt c.?nfunion. I'lnully he wu* quieted and the convention returned the oven tenor of st? way. 'I hr lllg l-'otir. Then enme the nonilmi^fon* for dfcleif.iii'H-di-irtTK*'. Oolomd Owirfc H, f.'aidwell t'lnnil G6nernl I. II. Duval In nomlmition with (in lnf|u??nt npe*>ch, In which he reviewed the *i?l?*nrl1c1 niltlt.'ify iu""t of the gallant old veteran. Klllott Northeott, <?f Huntington, In * nj/lcndld effort, named Hon. A. B. White, of Parkersburg. Mr. JM. O. Holmes, of Harrison, seconded Ounoral Duval's nomination, and brought down tho house with his wit and eloquence. Hon. W, S. Kdwards, of Kanawha, named Hon. J. Kugene IMna, of that county, and Hon. John 11. Floyd seconded the nomination. This action on tho part of those gentlemen was greeted with great applause, as everybody understood that It meant that tho family differences In Kanawha had been healed. ; Dr. M. B. Holt seconded General Duval's nomination. Mr. C. B. Hart, of Ohio, county followed with a speech In favor of O. W. O. Hnrdman, In which he took occasion to make clear to tho convention without disparagement to (lenernt Duval that his name, brought In at the lastt hour, had been an Interference with a fulr arrangement which had been agreed upon among tho coun ties of tho First district, by which there would bo on equitable and fair recognition of the merits of a Republican county, which had for years failed to receive d Just recognition. It was understood that Tyler would thus recelvo what she asked for. Ohio county had asked for a delegate, and been granted it. Lewis had been given an alternate and Harrison a delegate. The arrangement was eminently fair and in the interests of the party. General Duval was honored by the Republicans of the stat?, and by none more than the speaker, but undlr the circumstances Tyl?*r county deserved not to bo overlooked. Hardman's nomination was seconded by M. II. Willis, of Doddridge. J. W. Vandervort, of Wood, also seconded the nomination In a rousing speech. Oeorge Poffenbarger, of Mason, seconded Mr. White's nomination. Hon. John H. Holt, of Taylor, eloquently placed Hon. P. M. Reynolds, I of Mineral, before the convention. There were several seconds to this nomination. I Messrs. Reynolds, Dana and White were elected by acclamation, they being the only candidates I from their respective district*, before the convention. Much Interest was taken In the contest between General Duval and Mr. Hardman. the two can| dldates from, the First district. As each county announced Its vote, there were cheers from the partisans of the candidates. In mart,of the counties the vote was divided between the two men, and the vote_rcsulted Hardman, uuvai, 331. *ine rcsuic was received with cheera. Mr. Hardman made an eloquent pooch. In which he paid a brilliant tribute to the soldier record of General Duval. General Duval moved that Mr. Hardman's nomination be made unanimous, which wan done. A. H. White was tendered an ovation and duly acknowledged the compliment. General I. II. Duval wan then elected alternate-at-large. F. M. Went*. of Barbour, and F. M. Thomas, wets nominated. but Wentx withdrew and J*homas got it by acclamation. * John h. Hurst, of Upshur, was nnmed as alternate from the Third district, and George Poffenbarger, of Mason, for the Fourth. All elections were by acclamation. Hon. F. M. Reynolds wan called for and spoke briefly, after which the convention adjourned. G. A. D. SECOND DISTRICT Elacti lis OtlqpitM To-day?Bllllnf?Jra, Lynch and Gonld are the Candidate*. AU, CConrse. are ftor MeXInlep* Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. n? A WftV W V? Uav 11 riwmftnn iii filled to overflowing tonight with Republicans. The McKlnley brigade arrived from Clarksburg thin evening several hundred strong and are quartered in the aevertQ hotels and boarding houses. Radge bedecked delegates ore everywhere. The majority of them are the representatives of the counties of the'. Second congressional district. They will hold their convention here to-morrow to complete the work of selecting delegates to St. Tenuis, and will choose the last two of the twelve good men and true, who will cast West Virginia's vote In the national convention for the choice of the people of the country for the presidency. There are three nctlve and huatllng candidates In the field and each is getting In hla work to th?* best of his ability to-night. They are W. Newt. Linch. of Berkeley county; Bllllngslca, of MarJon. and Gould, of Tucker. Each has developed considerable strength and the result of the balloting cannot be foretold. Only one of the three will be disappointed, but which ono I will not predict. All are straight out from the shoulder McKlnley men snd tho two chos*n will be-worthy representatives of the district. G. A. D. THE FEATl'RIiS Of the ConvvMtlont?Reprecentiitlre Char actrr of the Iklrgaln-UrR? Number of nmlum Men In Attendance?Fine Oratorical Talent Developed. . Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. GRAFTON. May 14.-One of the feature* of the three conventions of tho week. which ha* excited general comment, I* that no liner body of men ever assembled In this state. The delegation* have all been made up of representative citisens aa a rule, the l>e*t material the counties could afford. The number of bu*lne*ii men and men of affair* has been unusually large. Indicating th* unusual Interest being taken In Republican politics by that das* of citizens. The display of orltorlcal talent at the state 'Convention to-day was remarkable. Eloquence flowed like water and with one or two exceptions all the speeches made were of a high order. They were most all mini- by young men, too. Iwite years have developed In the Republican ranks In this state a number of young orators thnt warrant the prediction that In future campaigns West Virginia will not l?e obliged to Import "st>ell hinders" from other states. We have them here. Th?* hotels of Clarksburg did a tretnendous business In the past two days. nhowlnx how It |>*y? a town to tmve n at?t? convention. The Tmdem llotcl. which wn? the heai)qunrt?r?. ?'?> pork?1 fpmi eellnr t.. unrr^t, nnil tin- illnlnv room* nh'l pnrlor* were fllleil with eon liwt nlrllt The manager* llld the bent they could tinder the ''irrumntnncvR to aupply nil w?nt?. but It wn? herd work. Ilepubl|enn? tu-emed to -prltiB (mm everywhere, nml they were the happiest net of wide awnko party hmtlera I ever HHW NATIONAL COMMlTTliMAN. ftaitnlor Mrolt ClNlman of HelrHmc? Klrrtrd, ?n?l U Confident of He rlvrtloii. H. f-t iMl lH?natrli to til* !n!<jlllK?-no? r. URAFTON, W. Vu., May 14. There ls? little or n<> dotil.i that National Committ?*mart Soott will bo r?-fVot*?l at St. Um?I? ai* h- claim* ? majority of the delegate* favor Keeping him In tha immItlott. Mr. Hoott'n excellent aervlco on ihf committee, hi* acquaintance with nil Hi., udtlonal |en?li rf? <?f th'* pa' ty ami hi* I*>nf? expertontu on the wwotitlve ii"<u>l of the national committee are all point* In hi* favor, which the ?1olP*aten who are for him tak* Into consideration. flnixik'T W K. Kdw.ird*. of the hou*e of delegate*. who aim taplrcd to fill the ji'Mltlon, will bo nn artlve.candlilato to tlm end, but Is not no strong anionic the delegates. Mr. Bcott claims a majority or the iMi-uatos already elected aro for him. The candidates for th? places to bo tilled are of course non-committal at present. a. A. D. ATKINSON'S BOOM CJcU ? Lift at lloth Couventlons-llls Niime Cheered Whenever Mentioned, Special Dlipatch to tho Intollljrenrfcr. GRAFTON, W. Va? May 14.-One of the Impressive incidontfl of tho state convention to-day waa tho lift that was Riven to Atkinson's boom for the governorship. References'to him In all the speeches were applauded enthuslastlc??' ?"?nw frnm Alt narts of the state wore badges on which was a fine portrait of the next governor. Cheers for Atkinson were frequent and no other name was mentioned. The various candidates for auditor and other state oDices were oii the ground and seemed to be making good impressions. a. A. D. Action of Colorado Ilepnbllcana. PUEBLO. Colo., May 14.-JAt 11:30 p. m., tho Colorado Republicans declared for bimetallism and protection, with* free silver the paramount issue. Senator Teller was chosen to hend the delegation. No instructions were given except obedience to his directions. FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION Of the Woman'* Mtialon&iy Hoctetjr of Maryland Byuod, Litthcnn Chnreli* Special Plspntch to the Intelligencer. MARTI N8BURQ, W. Va.. May 14.The fifth annual session of 'the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, of the western conferences of the Maryland Synod, of the Lutheran church, was held here to-day. and was opened with exercises led bjr the president. Mrs. J. U Main, Hagerstown. Md. The greetings of the Western Conference of the Marylnnd Lutheran ministers was extended by Rev. M. D. (U ver, Wllllamsport, Aid., ona rrt'siaeni Mrs. Main made a happy response. The president submitted a highly satisfactory report as did also the treasurer. The membership was shown to have largely Increased and a number of ly?cal societies were organised during the year. Papers were read, by Miss A. Jones, Clear Springs, Md.,**The Muster's Call;" by Mrs. W. H. Brown, Waynesboro,Pa., "Our African Mission;" by Miss Lottie Gnver. Hagerstown, Md., "Sociability and its use In our Work." Following these, the subject "Our Conference, and missionary meetings, wha't they have done for Its members." was opened by Mrs. C. V. 8plelman. of Hagerstown. and was participate! In by a number of members. " Mrs. William Jones, of Baltimore, the synodlcal president also made an interesting address on the subject of missionary' gleanlnss. Addresses were made to-night by Rev. E. H. Delk, of Hagerstown. and Rev. C. S. Trump, of this city, and several others. The next meeting will be held at Waynesboro, Pa. OHIO BITO ROAD. Animal Netting-Eastern Man Predominate In (lie Xnr Directory. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. PAntffcRSBirttnrw. V*r. May It? The annual meeting of the stockholders th? nhirt Rivnr railroad was hold here to-day. The report of Vice President Burt wan read and showed an Increase In earnings, extensive upbuilding, and In Improvements In every department. The number of the board of directors was reduced from thirteen to nine. The new board was elected and trill consist of New Yorkers principally. J. N. Camden, H. I). Sptllman, G. A. Burt, of this city, and Mayor Knslgn, of Huntington, being the only West Vrlglnlans. The others are C. M. Pratt, C. W, Harkness, C. H. Colton, jr.. and Messrs. Rogers and Bedford, all eastern men. This action was quite a surprise. The eastern end seema to predominate and now have control of the road. King's Daughter** Hospital OMllrated. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. MARTIN8BURG, W. Va.. May 14.? The King's Daughters hospital here was dedicated to public u??? with ceremonies of a rellgloua character to-dny. Most of the ministers of the. city participated. The building was beautifully decorated with flowers, and there was an Immense attendance upon the exercises. The hospital was built and equipped mainly by the efforts of a number of ladles who organized a society of n*ti*ht*ra for the mirnose about six yarn aire. Tho building has boon uved ait the county Jail, but It has been greatly Improved and now presents an attractive appearance PRESS ACCOMMODATIONS. At the St. T<ohIi Conventions-Applies* tlona for Tlektd CIom June X. ST. LOUIS. Ma. May It?The press committee of the taurines* men's league held conferences this morning and afternix?n with Sergeant-at-arms Byrnes, with reference to the distribution of press tickets for the national Republican convention. It was arranged that the committee ahould take charge of all applications for seats Including those already received by the sergesnt-atarm*. All application* will be tabulated, and the most equitable distribution possible of the 418 seats will be made by the committee and by them submitted to Mr. Byrnes for his approval. Secretary James Cox was ordered to give notice that all paper* not having applied to either the sergeant-at-arm* or Chairman I). M. Houser, of the pre** committee. must make application immediately to the latter. In order to facilitate the location of seats and the distribution of tickets It was decided to receive no applications for spats after June J. A sub-committee wan appointed to confer with the architect ana tne cnairman of I ho hall committor as lo the detail* of arrangements, and steps were taken townrus providing suitable entertainment for the vlaltlnc newspaper men. A number of application* have been received from Washington and New York correspondents of newspapers for ticket*. It wan resolved that nil applications for tickets from newspaper correspondents In Washington or New York, must he made through the papers thfy represent, and not for themselves individually. |P?!ilaii I'ollry In Iron Trndr. PITTAntriUSH. May H.?The American Manufacturer will nay to-morrow: The closest Norutltiy would fall to find anything like a new feature on the iron and stci I trade during the past week. In all ihe various lines conditions r? main aolut as they were at Inst report, ro fir in the trade Is concerned and prlor-n show not hi mr startllniv. The waltltiff Policy Is mill being kept up in nhout all branehei of the market, and there rtic few ilgns that nnythlnn copehislvo will ho reached in the near future THE METHODISTS. I'ntlictlc Scenes 111 the General Conference Yesterday. BISHOPS BOWMAN AND FOSTER. Tlic Wlilte-IInlred Fathers of the Denomination, ASK PERMISSION TO RETIRE Willi* lite lie port of the Committee on k|iUcopiir)', Retiring Them iui Xon. i<nrruvr, uvniiiramii-n ? thr Report Tabled?Some Fecllug Xanl* festal Over (he Character of tlie Report* Dr. Lanahan Make* Some Insinuation*, which Dr. Ilnckley Hays lie will Answer Later?1Two Sew Ilisliops to l? Elected* CLEVELAND. Ohio, May 14.?'Today's session of the Methodist Episcopal conference was the most important that has boon held yet. The long expected report of the committee on episcopacy was presented and adopted, after an animated debate which was inter-' spc-rsed with incidents of dramntio and pathetic interest and many parliamentary tangles. The report provided for the retirement of the venerable Bishops Bowman and Foster on the ground of non-effectiveness, declared that the time Is opportune for the election of a bishop of African descent, and also provided for th* election of but two Bishops to^take thooplace of those who were renrva. inc nine |in>i>vaiiiuiin report were ugr.-ed to by a l#r?je majority. This action relntes only to the blHhopn in this country and takes no account of the bishops in the missionary field, who will bo considered later. PATHETIC INCIDENTS la the Retirement of Bishops Bowman olid Porter. CLEVELAND. Ohio. May. 14.?Today's session of the M. E. general conference was marked by the largest attendance of the session, both of delegates and spectators. The boxes were all tilled and the seats reserved for the general public were all occupied. Great Interest was manifested for the outcome of the committee on episcopacy. Dr. Buckley, the chairman, made the report upon three distinct subjects. He read the report of the committee. It stated that In the opinion of the committer Bishops Bowman and Foster ore too old to stand the strain of the duties, and recommended their retirement at the end of this conference as non-effective. In the list of bishops returned as efTectlvo were all other bishops with the exception of Bishop Taylor, and his ?? ?A mnamn nimc win nui iiiciHiuii'Tu. ? nv?..? appropriation was urged for them and the reaped felt for them was fully act forth. As noon m the report w&a read Bishop Foster advanced to the front. The entire audience arose and received him with the greatest applause. In the midst of a most Impressive silence the low tones of Bishop Foster's voice were heard. Ho said he simply had a request to make. He knew the question was on?? of great delicacy and he begged to be permitted to retire. Cries of "No. no." tame from all parts of the hall, and Bishop Foster extended his arms, saying "Please, please." It was & most pathetic seen*-. Bishop Foster spoke for a few moments. and the conference, by a rising vote, granted him hla request. Bishop Bowman said he would make the same request, as he had Just learned for the first time in his life that he was non-effoctlve. A call was made for a few re ?-i-~ ? uim lint K.? to nv anything, and the two white-haired father* left the hall. Bishop Foster's speech was touching In the extreme, and he left everything In the hnndH of the conference. The t\rut part of the report was adopted. Then Dr. Buckley read the second part, '.determining the non-effectlwness of Bishops Bowman and Foster. Dr. Buckley moved the adoption of the report and a hundred voices seconded the motion. Dr. Georg* IL Brldgeman. of Mlnnevota, offered a subatttute which cited that Bishop Morris and Bishop Simpson were oontlnued In the board of bishops, out relieved of their active duties. In support of his motion. Dr. Brldgeman said It was unnecessary and unkind to take such action as was contemplated In the report of the committee. He eulogised Bishops Bowman and Foster and urged that they !> ? permitted to round out their magnificent careers as effective members of the board. Rev. J. E. C. Sawyer spoke feelingly In favor of the substitute, lie said the other members of the board could be trusted to give them little work or no work. The only object In retiring them was to retrench, and that was unnecessary In the face of the immense membership. lie closed with n strong appeal for the adoption of the substitute. The report stung Rev. Dr. John ?*nahnn. of Baltimore, who said the proceedings of the episcopal committee had been unparalleled In the history of the church, and he hoped It would never occur again. "The meetings have been secret, but they have called them executive and the name has been most appropriate in that the meetings have been held for,execution." he continued. "Why say to the world that things are to be ?ald that cannot be said in public and published to the world? Why should anything be said of those noble men behind their backs?" Mr. Lunuhnn BliUl nt* nnu uren iiiiunnrn th.it thin** h#d hwn said which could not bo hiilc! In public, and he called on Im\ Huckley to inform him If such was the case. Dr. Buckley refused to reply to any question, and said he would later anewer the singular arraignment of the committee. The prevlout question was moved and Dr. Huckley than said that the reason secret sessions were held wan In order that lho bishops who are about to bo retired might be Interrogated without the Interference of "Incompetent" and "unsympathrtle" reporters. I ?r. rtothwellor moved to lay the substitute on the tnhle. and It whh almost unitnimouaiy done. The report was then adopted with but few dissenting vote*. A recess of ten minutes was taken. immediately nftor the rscesn Dr Buckley rosd the report on a bishop of African dencent. The report first elated that in the selection of hlnhnpK there should be no disciUninatlon by reason of odor or nationality, and recommended the election of n bishop of African descent, oh the present tlmO lw nt nnd propitious for it. Several colored delegates pleaded for the selection of one hlnhop of African descent, but no action was taken op their request. Then thr substitute of Dr. lleorge H. I.trtdgeman, of Minne* nota, whioh provided that Hishops Bowman and Foster bo not retired, was tabled, and the report of the committee on episcopacy retiring th* two bishops wan adopted. The confercnco then adjourned. There was a lively meeting of the committee on temperance this afternoon, and a* a rciiult two report* defining the policy of the church with respect to the temperance question will be submitted to the conference to-morrow. The majority report will be In line with the action of the conference of four years ago at Omaha, which waa to the effect that no political party has the right to expect the support of Christians If that party does not de-* claro in favor of the total prohibition of the liquor traffic. This report will have the support of sixteen members of the committee, and will be advocated by Dr. Lowther, of Wichita- Kas. Fifteen members of the committee will sign the minority report opposing the majority. It will urge that the adoption of the majority roport will commit the church to the Prohibition party, and claim that more effective practical temperance work can bo accomplished through the medl- . i urn of the old parties. Dr. Evorett, of V?m fnirlnnfl iMnfamn/HI' rtr Mn. Porl&nd. of Illinois: Prof. Harris, of Maim*, and Dr. Quay!*, of Kansas City, will support the minority report The committee decided to co-operate unanimously with the anti-saloon league. GOES UP TO ISO. Th? Katie r Well in tlie C'oleraln Field was Khot Uit Night -Prodaction In* crfiutrt to ISO Barrels?A Significant Dry Hole* Last evening at 7 o'clock, the Estler lot well of Thompson & Gasmlre, of this city, In the over-the-rlver Cole? aln field, was administered a good, * healthy shot of nltro glycerine and dynamite, with the result that the dally production Is Increased from between fifty and sixty barrels to 150 barrels. The Clark No. 3 well. Af the StandanI Oil Company, has come In a rank duster. It Is situated 1.000 feet south Of the Bracken No. 1. which now seems to be the point from which dSl other holes are measured. It is feared that the prospects of several wells south of the Bracken will be hurt by the Clark No. 3 coming In worthless. The Mahlln No. 2. 1.200 feet south of the Bracken, wllr reach the sand probably Saturday night. Being so close to the Clark duster, It may be in the same class. The tools have been stuck In the School House well, and the rig will be removed to a new location. The Bracken No. 1 is now doing In. the neighborhood of 125 barrels a day. It Is a steady producer, having diminished very little since It came In Several vMik* new Purdy & Pool's well on the Bailer lot Is down 600 or 700 feet Westwood A Dunlevy's well on the Walker, Is being cleaned out and may make a light producer. The Standard yesterday afternoon made two new locations In the Coleraln field. They are to the extreme west of present operations, on the Sharon farm. JACKSON FOUND GUILTY Of the Murder of Pearl Bryan?Verdict HwHrrd In Kllrnec. NEWPORT, Ky., May 14.?At 12:05 the jury In the Jackson trial returned to the court room with a verdict Amid a death-like stillness, the foreman handed the verdict to the clerk, who read as follows: "We, the jury find the defendant Scott Jackson, guilty of murder In the first degree, and fix his penalty at death.'* The judge had previously announced that no demonstration or u>proval or disapproval would be permitted. Deputies were placed throughout the room with Instructions tn bring before the court any person disobeying this Instruction, to be punished for contempt Consequently the verdict was heard with silence, but Immediately upon the adjournment of court the spectators rushed to the Juror* and snooic mnr nmmu heartily. Jackson himself received hit doom with no manifestation of emotion except ashen paleness of the face. The usual motion for a new trial waa made, and then Jaokson waa taken away to Jail. He had been surrounded by a half dozen or more officers when the Jury came in. and went out under their protection, although no demonstration to indicate a necessity for so much care. DARING BANK ROBBERY. The Operators Bind thr Caahtrr and Last Ilia Rank 1911,000. SPRINGFIELD, Ills., May 14.?Tht moat daring bank robbery which has ever occurred In this part of Illinois was perpetrated at noon to-day at Buffalo* thirteen miles from this city, the cashier being bound and Ragged and 111,000 car* rled off by the robbers. ? - - ?? K? A A Tnp name 01 nurnuo ia uwikm ... Plckrell A Co. Thl.i noon two masked men entered the hank just an Carl Kloppenburg, the cashier, wan lacking tip the safe preparatory t?> gtdng to his dinner. Kloppenburg was the only person In (he bank at the time. The robbers selied him from behind, bound and fragged him and thrn v?ok all the money In tha bank, amounting to $11,000. William P. Dswson. who entered ths bonk ai?me time later, aaw Kloppenburg lying on the floor bound, and released him. Kloppenburg could give only a meagre description of the robbers. It Is thought they are experts at the business. The country has been sooured by mounted men without succcks. Three Mny Die. CHICAGO. May 14.?During a abort but violent wind storm this afternoon a derrick on the drainage canal at Sag ttrldge, a few miles from this city, was blown down and ten men were Injured, three of whom may die. The Injured men are: H. .T. Kuetsch, leg rut, chest crushed and Internal Injurles, may die. E. M. Lants, skull fractured; may die. Patrick Roach, four ribs broken and Internal Injuries; may die. Haven others were also hurt, and while the Injuries of the majority of them are very severe, It Is not expected that any but the three former will die. Steamship MoremniU. (ienoa?Km*, New York. Anrhrtj. New York; Spree, New York, via Routhampton. Plymouth?Columbia. New York, for Hamburg. Wmthrr I'oncait Iter T?*d?f. For West Virginia, fair; southwesterly winds. For Western Pennsylvania. generally fair. probably preceded by local showers In the early morning; <ooler; fresh to brink southwesterly wind*. For Ohio, generally (air, preceded by local shower* on the lako* In the parly morning; fresh to brink westerly wind*. l?omt Tampamtnre. The temperature yesterday n* observed by <\ flennepf, druggist, corner Fouri< #nth and Market street*. wea at Col* Iowa: T a. m 6TU p, m ? P a. m 7M p, m W 12 m 8D|Weather? Fair.