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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 18">2. ' WII ^[,"1 VA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 10. 189(5. """ YOLUME XLIV?NUM15ER 219. WHERE HE STANDS. Declaration on the Financial Question .Made by EX-CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON. Xlic Temporary Alanuser of the McKinlcy Forces, WHO IS NOW AT ST. LOUIS. Vul Crowd* Poarlng Into the Convention Clty? Although It U a Week Until Ott Great Political CJathrrlug Will be I fallrd to Order?Tne .ttilonm tcmI mKIm Xf*ti To-day?A I Ait of the ConI tr?t? That Will be Considered?The I if nb-bab A boat the Refusal to EnterI ula Colored Delegate* Decidedly StrainI fd-They Will All bo Comfortably I Heascd and Liberally Ked-IIow the I MUconceptton Came Abont. I ST. LOUIS, June 9.?Ex-Con pressman I Thompson, manager pro tern of the I McKlnley forces, has set at rest what I will be the vital plank in the platform, I upon which Mr. McKJnJey expects to stand. "It will be for the single gold standI ard, pure and simple," he promptly reI plied. "And to be explicit." continued I the Ohioan. "I will add that the flnanI dal plank of Mr. McKlnley has been I the antithesis of what Is known as 16 I to 1 nHverism, and so It will be through | bts campaign." Richard O. Keren*, national committeeman from Missouri, returned today from Canton, where he was summoned by telegraph by Major McKlnley. He was accompanied on his visit by ex-Congressman Nathan Frank. As to the object of his visit Mr. Kerens eatd It was to talk over the situation. They also talked about the money ptenk for the platform. At least half a ; duzen money planks fcave been sent to 1 Major McKlnley from different parts | et the country. "I examined them all." said Mr. Ker-! ens. "and there was scarcely a pin's point of difference In their declarations. All were for sound money." CBOWDS POUBIHG IK Tbr Convention City?A Lbt of the Contrails* Dtlffpitloiii. FT. LOUIS. Jun? 9.?Politicians, great ani small, black and white, and all the Intermediate shades of complexion from ail over the union are assembling ? vi? lA-nliht Vnr fha In week they have been dropping In at odd j intervals by ones and twos, but now j they are coming by the carload and it ' will be a week before they will hava J all arrived. Although it is almost a ) w*ek until the convention will be calle.l | to order there la a vast amount of preliminary work to be done. There are I . ores of contests to be argued before the national committee, which meets I i -morrow, and added to these (s a vast deal of routine work to be done. A list of the contents from the several nates has been prepared for argument More the national committee. Geor;i.i has two contesting delegates-atlirge. The second convention re-elect 1 two of the four delegates-at-large, A. K. Buck and II. L. Johnson. Buck favors McKlnley nad Johnson Is for Reed. R A. Rucker and J. N. Boveaux, McKlnley men, were also elected by the first convention. The latter's places are being contested for by P. IL I Wright, McKlnley, S. E. Harrington. 1 an Allison man. In the First district, the regular delegates are M. J. Doil and i H. r:. Morse. McKlnley men. The con- I testants are Reed men. In the Ninth district tho seats of the regular delegates, A. P. Spence and J. B. Gaston, I McKlnley men, are contested by T. M. | niodgott and H. J. Smith, for anybody but McKlnley. In the Seventh, the regulars, William Jones and 8. M. fcarIlem, McKlnley men. are contested by W. 8. Matthews and D. M. Outlaw, whose positions are unknown. In Kentucky there is a contest In the 11 y >u i/iumviiiCi me rum urawm. i ilrKlnley delegates aro E. D. Todd and C. K. Sapp. They are contested by J. W. Becmer and E. K. Knotrfer for Uradley. I-oulslana H full of contest* Hut the ehalrtnan of the stat- convention certifies the election of thou* delegates elect "I nt th- regular convention. These J"leicatps-at-larire arc for McKinley. TIHr s?nt.s nre contested by Rood men. Iri the First district the fight I* bottveen' th?? "regular" and "Illy whites." The r srulars are II C. Wsrmouth and W. L. ' hen. witO favor McKlnl*y. The contestants nre George liothby and (JeorgQ I'emnxen. Reed m?-n. In the Fourth Ji'trlrt the regulars favor McKinley an<! the contestants favor Reed. MIriMlnNlppI ha^ two full rwtH of i|?'|eit h the long standing quarrel Utwwn Lynch and Hill. South Carolina In In the same fix. It has two delegation*. Th?* regular l.t I?-?l by E. *\. Webster, chairman of the stat* 'nmlttce and tin- other*. the "Illy white*," nre led by E. L. Melton. assl*t '1 by E. M. Drayton, of the national eommlttce. Th" "Illy whites'* are aK?ln??t McKinley. T?'xns Is all split up with contents. The fight developed In the utate convention. N. W. Cuney, colored, professing friendship for McKinley, obtained th?* 1.?,l,. I.i.l I ri I n. I In t i.lv lu.trnil arbitrarily rtiilrifr agalnut th** McKlnb-y men. r^funlrifj a division on the report of the committee on credential*. refuafmc to p-rmlt a minority report by a McKlnley man to be pnnonted. Poor nam^H of antl-MrKlnlcy p?opl? wore fTered f??r flelpgAt**, wh^n tho McKlnb-yltea offered fotir other nnincn for ?! ?!? Kate*. Cunpy, un chairman, by a vote upon the flrat four nimcii. d?*clarf ! tlx-m b-ctcd aa (Jelcjcat** and four McKlnley m^n wre o|#?cteU a* alternate*. A row followed, during which Cuncy on<1 filrt follower* left the ball upon the anKimptlon that the work of tho convention wan "nd*d. Th<- McKlnlry ?b l>K.iten. however, remained, and reorganize! the convention and #d"ct*?d John Jrant. Frank Hamilton. It. I#. Smith and \v. k. DuvIh and inntrurted them for McKlnlcy. Th?- ?th?*r four who ro? ai contestant* are \V. K. Alek'-man. K. M. Torr?ll, II. C. I"?rguann and N*. W. <'un'-y. The con tent a In the various dlHtrk-t* are bnved upon alleged lrrcgularltlc-. In Virginia. th*r?' ar?- rontiat.t In the Second nr:<1 th?- Third district*. All the id In tho delftffutlon at Urg? froin ^/isoo* are conteiud. Two convon tlons wero hold. The delegate* elected by th#? Second nre for McKlnley. Th? contests In iviuwurc, It lti charged. are due to bribery. New York has twelve contests. They are in the Sixth, Seventh. Ninth, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth districts. All are In New York city, and moiit nr** by the Piatt followers. All antl-Platt delegates are for McKlnley while the Piatt men favor Morton. The Globe-Democrat, (Republican), print* the following this morning: "The suggestion has been made Informally td members of the Republican National Committee that Archbishop Kiln be Invited to offer the prayer at the opening nf nnnvantl.ui The list of vice presidential earn! Ma tog has been largely speculative. Governor Ilolmrt. of New Jersey. has th?* active support of many of the eastern deleRates, :ih also has Senator l'roctbr, of Vermont. If. Clay Rvans. of Tennessee, WiQ b?* named by the Tennessee delegatlon, while U. S. Grant, of California, will have the support of Home of the delegates of the far west. The gossip as to the temporary presiding ofllcer point* to Senator John Thurston, of Nebraska. The south and west, It Is argued, -must l>e noticed In some way. Thurston is the cholco of many of the southern delegates and as he Is a. westerner, he will therefore serve as a crumb of c??m fort to both sections. THE COLOR QUESTION. There Will br Ko Dltflrnlty In Lodging tlie folorrtl Drlrgatn. ST. LOUIS, June 9.?"Those men who are having trouble In getting rooms for colored delegates have only themselves to blame," said S. M. Kennard, president of tho Business Men's League, today. "When we got the convention we pledged ourselves to take care of the colored men. and wo are going to do It. Hut thos?e who waited until the last minute will have to take what they can get, so long as It Is clean and good. White men cannot get accommodations at the hotels now. Th**y are ul! tilled up for convention week. Hut we will take care of the colored men, as we uald we would." You may say positively," said Major Rainwater, "that we can g-*t places for the lodging and feeding of all the colored delegates who apply. I know this and can show IL If Committeeman Hill will come to me. which he has not done. I will refer him to plan's where he can put his colored delegates, ami good places, too. I do not oarwhat difficulties may stand In the way. tne pieuges we imttu* irn? 11111 uhmii vimumlttee when we asked fur the convention will be carried out to the letter. "For weeks past I hav?? bombarded the national commltt.** with letters and telegrams asking them to let m?- urrjnjf" for the nrenmmodatlon of their delegates. Kspeclally did I pay intention to the southerners, lx>cause I foresaw the difficulty we might have in placing the negroes at the last minute. Many of them did not reply, and now they cannot get the same quarters they inlght have secured had they let us arrange It weeks ago. "But every one of them will have n good place to sleep and plenty to eat. Doaens of restaurants will feed colored delegates during convention week." CLEVELAND. O.. Juno 9.?The n?w? that the oolor line will be drawn In St. Louis during the Republican national convention creafc-d a stir at McKlnley headquarter* In this city. Hon. M. A. Hanna at once wired Judge A. C. Thompson, of Portsmouth. O., who Is in St. Louis, requesting him to see to It that all the colored delegates are provided with comfortable quarters regardless of expanse. I*at<-r he a^aln telegraphed him to the effect that President C. F. I^-ach. of the uhlo Republican League, had offered the uw- of the St. Louis exposition building for the colored delepntes. The league has leaded the building as headquarters and meeting place. Ceorg" My^rs, who was a delegate to the last Republican national conven tion, onu wno i.? unt- oi mv luiciuum colored men In Ohio, ban made arrangements to go ! . St. Louis with fifteen other prominent c"lnr>'d Ohio Bepubllcans to work for MeKlnley. Some tlrn<? ago he* engagr-d quarter* for the entlr.* party nt the St. James hotel sending a chenk nnd Kitting p. receipt. KEEP COOL. GOVERNOR. Ilnullry.or KmtnrUj , I'romliri In Spring a Xfitwllon nu tlir I'nlillc. CINCINNATI. Ohio. June 9-The Commercial Gazette's fpecial from Frankfort, K>\, pays: Governor Bradley has again donned his fighting rloth-s and to-morrow an Interview, probably supplemented by some spicy documents, will be glvn out for publication by the Kentucky candidate for the presidency. Several days ago utaternent* were sent out from Washington, w hich originated In MeKlnley circles to the effect that Governor Dradley wrote Major MeKlnley while hi- was at ThoniasvIM". Georgia, on IHs southern tour two yearn ago, asking his advice as toAvhat currency position he should take, and Intimating that he (Bradley) was favorable to free silver. Arcordlng to the Wa.shlncton story M< KlnJ? y answered Bradley, advising him to eoino out for sound money. | The governor will touch on this matj ter In Ms Interview. When It Is stated that two sets of Ohio letters are In his possession ami also letter# from other I presidential candidates on the currency 1 ?iue.?tlon who were a.*kfd f.<r advice ut I th" time Bradley wrote MeKlnley at | Thomasvllle. lnt. r?-.?t ??f International character will be created. - - '?? will not !>? publlah'-d hi Interview a.n thi?y aro confidential, but Hradley evidently I bellCVM tlKlt he will I'" JUHtlflf'tl III I puhlinhlm; tln-m, fllnri- his lett? r t<? MeKlnh-y has be??n glvon out by the McI Klfiley mating*-!-* at Washington. It liaa been alleged that fjovernor Hradley r?*eoniildered hix alleged w 11 hdrawnl <^n the receipt of t?*l? -gram* from Piatt. Quay and Company. i "Have you authorised any Interview, intended to be r>>n*tru<-d as a withdrawal?" was nxk?;d of Governor Hradley. 'I have not." lie replied. "Did you receive any MograniH from ! IMatt. Quay or Morton pertaining to your alleged withdrawal? "I did not." wan th- omphalic reply. Th?? Hradley Intcrvley |:< being <arefuUy prepared And I* expeetod to cr*.*ato a national commotion. BLED WILL YIELD IIU l*rraonnl Wliliri li? Ihr < nil of Duly Ml n 1'iopcr Tlmr. Hpociai i?i*pni<n m mi- .. WASHINGTON. I>. C.. Jun" 9.?There nr>* hut few who doubt lint at the pr??I>"r timo hrnv"! "Tom" Heed, of Main-', will yl?*ld hi* pumonnl wl*h??n, ami conHi'iil to aewpt tho vl'-'* prunl'l' nry. II'- lin.* not milil *o. i'?Ttnlnly, hut tho ulnlxx of the pxiplc. It Ih argued. must hnvf v^'~<i*/>t with a inan who ha* never Minded In the fare of duty. tfniiiiu liMVM ftir Nl< V<?nl?< OLRV13LANIJ, ?. Jan. 9.?Hon. M. A. Hannii l?*ft Uila afl'rnoon on hi* private enr foi Ht. Loulii n* wait ne? mtnpunl'd hy Senator 1C#'?1(1>*I?1 Pro?-tur, A liner MoKlntoy. ' < n Oitborno, <>f Honton, u cousin of "-x-i iovernor Mckinley, i'ol. Myron T. Ilerrlck and Mr. BylvsI ur T. ttverctt, Uvlcgate* from the J Twenty-first Ohio district. Georgo E. Matthew. >( tii- Buffalo Bxpress. and William M. llnhn will Join the party at Crwitllno. There was no demonstraHon whatever when the party left. If nothing happens the party will roach St. Louis to-morrow morning nt o'clock. lion. Joseph Manloy passed through the city en route for St. Louis early this inurnlng. What I la una INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June O.-The nrlvate car of M. A. Henna and party attached to the Beo line train passed through the city at 11:30 to-nlght. Mr. Hanna said: "I am Inclined to think that tho reports from St. Louis a* to the accommodations of the colored delegates overdrawn, and especially when i recall the promlsM made by the St. Louis people when they were asking for the convention." "Will Mr. McKlnley send any message or communication pertaining to his views on the flnnaclal Question to the convention?" "Not at all. He will remain In Canton during the convention, and when the committee waits on him to notify him of his nomination he will then make the formal acceptance. This la all that Is necessary." From another member of the party It was learned that 8enator Proctor, of Vermont, who wan on the train, will be the permanent chairman of the convention. 4'nlloni Out nf It. CHICAGO, June 9.-A Washington special to the Post says: Senator Cullom has definitely declared himself out of the presidential race. He said: "My name wUI not be presented to the St. Louis convention. McKlnley will be nominated. I oame to the conclusion that It was no use for me to do anything immediately thf Springfield convention declared for McKlnley. Of course, if anybody wants to vote for me, and I can t (leip ni? utiiiiK *<?. nui mj wlll not bo presented." Ulllhollnnil'* OflVr. NEW YORK. Juno P.?J. E. Mllholland, of the New York McKlnley league, has telegraphed J. J. Illll. delegate (mm Mississippi to the Republican national convention nt St. Louis. deploring the treatment accorded to colored delegates by the hotel-* of St. Louis. Mr. Mllholland added: "The New York McKlnley League sperlal train of parlor, saloon ( and sleeping cars, will arrive Sunday I nl?;ht. and will be placed at the disposal of yourself and other reputable colored I delegates ami friends who cannot be accmntnnd.it- d rttwj-u-l?.EPIDEMIC Olf BOBBERIES | At Washington, Pft,??nmr of tlir Holrirat Kvrr I'rrfwtrwleil. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. [ WASHINGTON*. Pa.. June 9.? I Washington. at th?? present time, ap' jwars to be overrun with sneak thieves who enter houses In the day time, as well as at night. Numerous residences have been entered within a week or two. but the boldest of them nil oc| i urred some time this morning between JO and 1-' o'clock. In most cases the I thieves appear to know exactly where to look for valuables and the habits of | the people when.' the stealing is done. The jHjlice authorities and County Petectlre McCleary are at a loss to aeI count for so many and frequent rob[ belies. Each officer baa an opinion <nrferent from another Tramp* an- Warned. but U*eaus*?|jf tl>- ? vi.lont knovvl| edge of the surroundln"^ by the thieves, I It 1? believed that ! m**n are the Kullty persons, yet suspicion rests on no one. In broad daylight this morning between 10 and 12 o'clock a thief cut a I slat out of the front shutter of a porch I In plain view of the street, at the residence of John Wilson. West Iteau 1 street, and unfastening the shutter, went upstairs to a bedroom and took [ jr.0 In bills, a lady's hunting case gold* | watch, on the Inside of which was engraved the initials, "M. A. R" Another gold watch under some clothing In a i oureau. in anotner upsuiirs room, w.-is not touch. >1. Numerous pieces of Jewelry. breast pins, rings arid ear-rings In the name Ih>x as the stolen watch, wore not taken. Nothing on the firm floor I was disturbed. Mm. WJlson was working in the basement nt the time. Yesterday afternoon within two squares*of the Wilson place, a thief went Into the house of Harvey Simpson In the First ward, and took J25 from the vest pocket of a boarder named James Manna. A few days ago the upper story of the 1mus<? of William Wood field. West Beau street, was ransacked. three trunks and a bureau being broken open, but only $1 was taken. AMERICANS IN PRISON In Ilnvmiii-Ara lumrrrratrd In Foul Ihtiigruiia ? Will lir Moved. HAVANA. June !>.?On Sunday after- 1 noon United States Consul General l*oe visited the Cabanas fortress and saw Julio Hangullly and the prisoners taken on board the schooner Competitor. Gen. L*e fonud them shut up In a dungeon with negro prisoners. Alfredo Laborde. who Is wil<I to have heen the leader of the Competitor expedition, and who 1 1h an American citizen, was found to Ih? very sick. lie said he was suffering 1 from grip, and that the doctor had snid that he would get lxtter care while i confined In the fortress than In the hospital. Laborde did not complain of bad i treatment. though the nlr of the dun- geon where he was confined was damp and the walls moist. Consul general I/jc, having learned that the ofllcer of the guard was reprimanded by the governor of the < fortress for allowing the visit, asked Captain Central Weyler t?? nfTor 1iIh excuse*. Captain General W.yler. howfv?r, Apparently did n?>t think badly of <?en. Ihire's visit to the prisoners, ji Ithoufrh It wan contrary to the rules and laws of the fortress. i (len. Informed Captain (leneral ? Weyler <if the Blrkn? s? of th>-.prisoners and of the bad condition of their dungeon. (leneral \Wyltr promised that they they should Ik* placed In ? 1?. tt?-r hltnntion and that tiny should be ciinnxid Immediately ? ? .1 room sepa- J rated from other prisoners. "Aiif OIIITIIIIIR." WASHINGTON. D. (?., June Tho ' following letter from ex-<Jovcrnor Holes, of I own, has been received In this ; city: 'WATERLOO. Iowa. June r,. 1896. "Hear Sir: -If the silver delegate* ] control the convention at Chicago, a Democrat will certainly nominated ' by that convention. It Is not vasuv im- 1 portant as (?? who he shall be. if Ji<- | ? a thoroughly tried and true friend of the free eulnnif ??f silver and 1* ca pabl.' iifi'l lioii?yi II ivouiu, in my JiLltrnr rit. 1m- ubitoliib'ly Impowdblc t<? unit** any conMd?'rahh' number of the ?! I-kjiI'v t<? that con wilt Ion In favor ??f ' iiomlriMtlriR ntiyorn* outfddf of th?? party for th'? hmiil of tti<* tl?*k t. at b ust. Sin- ' ivrely yourx, "iniitAOlO HOIKS." i Our lluuitrrit IVmimi* liijnrnl. fllATTAN'oOflA. Tonn.. Juno 9.-At 11 o'clock till* tnornliur : tornado ?>f un- i u.'iial \ . i |i v Mti ark Hu- town of Wjvth i city, about thirty mllca from tladnd?*n, In imi'tlicrn Alabama. Tin? tornado 1 mado It.'i app< .iriinrc In tin* imii.iI fun- < n- l-fhiipr l <l tii] in (hi* **<>iith> .i ?t aftd < currb-d nit b'-fov It Tlilrl?* n lnm-? i luiv i""ii lit -rally blown from tin fin i nf th?- mirth, but "illy two atlit*. Kd I ."in,' ami a ii< kio woman, have lava i reported. A bundled or more pcrauim arc Injured* THE UNIVERSITY. An Assistant 111 the Preparatory Department Chosen. THE BUSINESS 0i; THE REGENTS Nearly Completed?1The Board wm Overwhelmed wltli Application? for Po?ltlnna In the Faculty?Au Krroneom ImpreMlon <>ot Abroad tliat Wholesale i nnngra wrm iu uc .vruc? rm the Ardor of the Knlhnslasts. The Military Parade was Yesterday's Feature--luillvlilunl Competitive Drill?Dlstlngnlshed Cadets of the Year. The Koelat Mlde?The Town filled with Visitors* Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. MOROANTOWN, W. Va., June 9.? The board of regents very nearly flnisheil tho work for this session to-day. This, no doubt. Is heard with much regret by many who were here with friends and petitions seeking places, which for some reason unknown to the regents or any one else they Imagined would be either made vacant or created. The regents are inclining to tho Idea that a continual change of the faculty works more harm to the university than even a slight degree of Incompetency, and In the future changes are likely to be made only upon warranted pretext and with due consideration. Thi> only addition made to tho corps of Instructors to-day was the election of Professor I J. J. Darton. of Fredericksburg. Va.. as an u.tslstant In the preparatory department He Is one of the old Virginia family of Bartons, and has been teaching In North Carolina for two years. Ever since the regents meeting In April, when an order was passed taking the text books away from the cadets upon graduation, there-has been u big howl from the members of the corps, they thinking It not exactly square that the university should hold out Inducements of buoks to them ami then withdraw them after a part performance of their part of th* contract by the cadets. President ?lo-?dknlght and Major Sanger. rnited 3tat'*s army Inspector, each recommended the repeal of the order, nnd to-day the reaents rescinded It in part. The graduating cadets will retain their books, and future graduates will get them if the legislature Is more liberal in university appropriations. An order was pa;?sed placing athletics exclusively under the control of the athletic faculty, to be composed of the president, commandant of cadets and the Instructor in physical training. MILITARY DAY AI (lie I'ulvrraMy?luillvlilnal Couipetllltr Drill ?DUdiignltUeU Caileta for (he Yrar?Literary Soelely (*oii(ra(. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. MOROANTOWN, W. Va., June 9.? The threatening appearance of the clouds which every few minutes eent down Home ruin drops, was very discouraging . to commencement visitors. AH day lung at frequent intervals, rain has fallen and there was not much satisfoctlon in watching drills, parades, etc. The mllitry department played an importunt part In to-day's events. This d? partment is a rouser this year, having about 120 members, and they have made u good showing in every way. Cuptaiu Hewitt is a number one soldier, and Is deservedly popular with the hoys. The leading event of the commencement exercises to-day was the Individual competitive drill. All cadets with good class records look forward to contesting f.?r this with hopeful anticipation, and it is the most Interesting event of the military exercises. To-day an unusually large number of persons witnessed the drill and the competitors were loudly cheered. The contest was a splendid show of drilling. Each company was drilled down to live, and ten were then drilled down to live. Those from Company A., were Cadets Osburn, Yager, Long, Gramm and Abbcrsol. Those from Company It. were Cadets Annan. St. Clair, Laughlln, McDonald and If ranken berry. The five In at the finish \v< re cadets 'iramm, Krankcni.i rry. Laughlln, Osburn and 8t. Clair. Lauglilin u >n ??n his splendid class recoi l. and was presented with a beautiful g ?M medal hy Regent Qeorge F. Evan*. Cadet I'cnnybacker was given the Kirshman me.iaJ for the best record of llt-st year cadets. Harry A. Eaton won the Regents medal for the best shot, and R. P. Scott I The Judges in tlie competitive ?1rlll wore Dr. J. W. Hartlgan. Captain Marker liabb and Cadet Major D. B. Klnkald. The announred distinguished cadets for th?- year are. first. Jostah Keely; second, Lloyd L Friend; third, C. 12. McCoy. To-night there Is a battle royal on between the I'arthenon and Columbian lit* rary societies f.?r the regents rash prizes. Those participating in it and tin* subjects of th'Mr performances are n declamation. W. H. 1). Standlford. "Kissing Cup's Hare," and Chauncey DeWitt Willey, "A Man." ICssaylsts, Miss Winifred South. "Our Heritage," and If. L. Swisher, "Home Co mi I deration of Caste." Orators. Harry Shaw. "The TngratofuJ Manses." and Hunter II. Moss, Jr., "The Hungers and Destinies of the Republic." All of the contestants are among the best literary talent in the university and nn Immense crowd is present. The JecisJon will be announced to-morrow. THE SOCIAL SIDE. rile TutVU Fnll of Vlillon-Maujr Kntrrtnlliiiu-nU ?ll(l Itrrrptlnni. Special PDpotch to the Intclllgcncer. MOHOANTOWN. W. Vs.. June 9.? Among the well known West Virginia ilsltoni who ore hero are Govornor William A. MnrCorkle and his aeeretary, John H. White, Colonel Cameron F. rhompson, State Treasurer Kowan.Mr. and Mrs. Walt man Ha be, of Parkersliurg; Mrs. llelle Irwin, Miss Laura anil Miss I Men Caldwell and Miss Margaret i?tt. ?.f Wheeling: Mayor W. T. llenJerson, of Martuisburg; Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Vandevort, Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Moss and Miss Moss, Miss Hortrude Nolly iintl Bishop l'cterkln, of Parki-raburg; MI.-m Pasb. of ClarkHburg; ,\ll:?n Margaret lb>nne(t. of Weston, and Mlv I'aull. <>f Wheeling, and many iv. li known alumni. The town I* chock full rind th<* visitor* art' kept bu.s.v attending the aoclal r??Mtlvltk'?. <iovi?rnor MafiCorkb* wni itlwn a reception to-nlsht, by Mr. nwl Mix. John A. Myorn. It was nn elognnt Hi. liJ rum-lion ami waH largely attended. Mr. and Mr*. Myera wore as*l?U?-d In receiving the guest* by Miu ! .mil. of Wheeling. and Mini May 3utphln, of Kentucky. (luonthcr'H orh? stra, of Pittsburgh, discoursed ?w?M'i music during thw evening. Th?? refreshinoniM were bountiful and dainty. 1.1 hi night Mr. and Mix. I). M. tSrant nave a I'ri'fptloii to the vliltoro. which wax onu of ihe much enjoyed gayetlc*. The cadet* are hot In both collar and temper because of the Introduction of a new order of things. They are made to do guard duty some six Iwurs each day and show the visitors about the buldlnira. An a conscquence, those so unfortunate as to be detailed are missInk' all of the commencement festivities. lion. John W. Mason, of Fairmont, was among the distinguished arrivals to-day. , , A strong probability that the university mny lost the valuable services of Dr. St. George T. IJrooke, professor of common and statute law Is elding deep regret. Since the death of Dr. John II. Minor, Dr. Brooke Is th* ablest common1 law b-cturer In the country and bin loss to the university would be a serious one. lie has built the law school up In fourteen years from one student th??n. to aeventy-flve.now, and <.. i.ni.tv<wl u* ii rimman on I IB Ulllltioaii; ?V'""1 " ? ? . and an Instructor by all of the law i student*. Washington & Lee Is after his services and as the salary Is about $1,200 more than hd Is paid here, he could not afford to decline if ho is fleeted. Guests at the Pnabody at supper tonight commented upon the appearance In tlK? dining room of a governor, a would-bo governor and a future governor. The people referred to were Govenor MacCokle, Thomas E. Davis and Hon. G. W. Atkinson. who no among the distinguished visitors to come In to-day. It is a matter of satisfactory reflection that so many of the state's distinguished men are taking sufficient Interest in the university to be preset at commencement exercises. HARRISON REPUBLICANS Hold mi Knthiulaitlr County Couvrnlinn -I.nr|fr>t III the History of the Party?A Ktrong Ticket XomlAalrd. Alilr Itrftolntloiia Adopted. Sjteclal Dispatch to the Intelligences CLARKSBURG, W. Va.. June 9.? Great Interest and enthusiasm characterised the Republican county convention held here to-day. There was a large number of candidates for the county offices, many of them very worthy aspirants, but that tIk. majority of them would "get left" was of course long foreseen. What was at first merely a tournament, narrowed down to a single combat, a hand to band contest, and the battJe was on. All the contestants were good and true Republicans. Chairman M. G. Holmes, of the county executive committee, called the con*- ? rh<. xvlewam erect ed some time ago to accommodate the political gatherings during the campaign. Hon. Charles W. Lynch was temporary chairman and D. W. lioughner, temporary secretary. This was afterward made permanent. After the apolntment of the valous committees, the convention was adjourned till 1 o'clock, at which time. In the midst of the almost deafening sound produced by three bands playing together, the assembly was caUed to order and the reports of the various committees read. The report of the committee on resolutions congratulates the people upon West Virginia's political regeneration In 1S9I; reatilrms adherence to the principles of the itepubllcan party as defined by the national convention of 1892, chief among which Is a protective tariff: denounces the free wool provision of the present tariff act as an unjust discrimination against an important industry and demands such protection for sh-'ep husbandry as will secure fair prices for American wool. "We favor bl-nwtaJllsm. and demand the use of b.?th gold and silver as standard money, either In sc..ordance with a ratio to be fixed by an international agreement if that can be obtained, or under such restrictions or such provisions to be determined by legislation, as will secure the maintenance of tiff* parity of values of the two metals, so thut the purchasing and debt paying power of the dollar whether of sliver, gold or paper, shall be at nil times e?iual." Nominations were then In order. Tor sheriff, Messrs. I.ang, Kandall and Jarvis were placed In nomination. When the vote of the last district was prnt In ling's nomination was practically unanimous, anrl was made so by acclamation. 1'pon vociferous calls for Lane, the venerable farmer mounted the platform and expressed his thanks In a few plain words, which were greeted Willi tnunuerous applause. The candidates for county cletSc were Long, Short*. Wrlght.Dayton and Highland. The last named. Virgil Highland, received seventy-one votes on the first ballot, fifty-one being necessary to nominate. .Mr. Tetrlck, the Inst named, was selected for circuit clerk. The hottest fight of the convention was that for prosecuting attorney. Major Moore and Harvey Harmer, both very prominent men and both having a strong following, contested the fitfd to the Inst when the contest was <]ecld?'d In favor of Major Moore, he receiving about four votes more than necessary to nominate. Mr. Harnn'r made a thrilling sp?*ch, pledging his support to t!>.? nominee and to the party, and wound up by Introducing Major M?Jore In the midst of great acclamation. Hon. Jerry Hess was renominated for house of delegates on the first ballot. His colleague will bo A. W. Davis. F. M. Davis and J. B. Lawson were the nominees for assessors; F. W. Cunningham for county commlslson^r, and C. C. Flttro for surveyor. The convention wns the largest In the history of Harrison county Republicanism. CANDIDATE WATTS la CotiurllliiR W lilt Slate Voter* tu \Va?hliiClnu -^'ril Vlr^luln Ilrluu I'lnoilrri Willi I'm Silver Literature from the (' apltol. Special Dispatch to the Intclllgenccr. WASHINGTON, D. C? June 9.-Candldnte C. C. Watts has been In the city again, and has Indulged in a little coquetry with the state voters resident in Washington. It Is not known that h<?rc. demanding his candidature. but then It I* nat yet too late. The state Is being flooded with silver 11 tern t lire, sent ??tif under the direction of the hl-mctallic league. ??f which Judge Lucas Ik a representative. There Is probably not a precinct In the whole state that lias not received Its supply of these documents, but if any have been overlooked, they will yet receive attention. Th?* expense Is being paid. It Is alleged, by the wealthy silver barons. f whom there are probably twentylive In the United States. whose check books will be drawn u|h?u from this on to the clone of 1110 campaign In the effort to manufacture a sentiment in their Interests. Taylor Comity Prlmarim. B|N'elul UlKpatch to the Intclligi-ncer. OHAFTON*. W. Va.. June !?.A primary election for the nomination of candidates on tln? Republican ticket was held in tills county to-day. At I oYlock to-nlicht the returns from four voting dlstrlets are not in. but from inoac ivporu'ci u? kmiob iiik jix-** i pjtil.iMy ?kvt?'?l: T'r - ? Mltltifr iltti?rn. y. John II. H.>U: flierlff. a H. JcnUlnn: clerk county r.wrt. Frc I. J. Ilur?!< .!? clri'Uli r.Mirt. .I??hn S. flrrr; im-mbi r of l^vtutntuiv. II. F. h/ird. ami county commliwlonor, H. ,1. Wilt hide. There wiut a hip voland much lnlcre*t taken In tlx? election. CLOSING HOURS Of the Fifty-fourth Congress urc Now ut Hand. IT SEEMS REASONABLY CERTAIN Tliut Hulli Houses Will Have Matters in Such Shape TO CLOSE UP THIS EVENING. Future Movement* of (he Wnt Virginia Delegation ?A mo iik the Appropriation* Agreed to Was One for Completing the Martlmhisrg Pnhllc Dnlldlug. While the Mountain State Delegation Did Not go for Everything In htght They Got All Tlity Went After?Another Contested Election Ca*e Derided l?y the llonte. Spoclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 9.?Congross progressed so rapidly to-day In the dispatch of business that adjournment to-morrow seems to be reasonably certain. So confident are the members of this that nearly all ore employed tonight in arranging for departure tomorrow evening. Uf the West Virginia delegation, Messrs. Dayton and Miller will leave Immediately upon the adjournment, while Messrs. Dovener and Hullng will tarry for several ;layg to conclude matters pending, as will also Senator Elklns. Th?^ house to-day practically completed Its work by adopting the conference report on the naval appropriation bin. civine three Instead of four battle ships, und by igneing to the Indian appropriations and several other measures reported from conference. Th" contested election case of Aldrich vs. Underwood, from the Ninth Alabama district, was decided in favor of the contestant. Several weeks ago Aldrich's brother, from tho district adjoining th- on*? under contest to-day. was seated. Thus two of the same family, the sain?* political, and from tho same state are members of the same Congress. A parallel incident is found only in the case of the two Washburns, who were once members of the same body several congresses ago, although the situation differs in eorae particulars. Among other appropriations agreed to was one of 15.000. decided several dn>'H ngo, for tho completion of tho* public building at Martlnsburg. It may be said in this connection that while the West Virginians did not exactly go for everything in sight, they labored Industriously for what they wanted and got about all they asked for. AN IMPRESSIVE SCENE At tli* Snengfrfrit When the Clitlilrrn'a (Itorn* Sane 4,Oar Fair Land Korfrrr." PITTSBURGH. To.. June 9.?The second day of the twenty-eighth national Saengerfest wns begun with a matineo concert, in which the soloists were Gertrude May Stein, Lillian Blnuvelt, Conrad Behrens, Emll Senger, A. L. Gulllc, singers, and Richard Arnold, violinist The immense audience, which filled every available spot In the hall, warmly applauded each artist, and demonstrated decidedly that their work was appreciated to the full. Tho Clncln natl singing association of 140 members, under tho direction of Louis Ehrgott, sang "The Charm of Night," by Storch, in a manner that captured the audience completely. Without detracting In the least from the praise due the stars for thflr ex cedent performances, It may do saia that the principal feature of the afternoon's concert was th?' appearance and singing of the 3.000 children from tho pubic schools, directed by Profs. R M. McCargo and E. E. Rlnehart. Thre? numbers. "America," "Our Fair Lund Forever," and the "Watch on tho Rhine," wen* given by this splendidly trained chorus*, each followed by long continued applause. The fight of the 3.000 youngsters In the choir amphitheatre whs one long to be remembered, the girls In their brightly colored holiday attire, with the darker clothing of the boys aoted as a shading, broupht out a picture which o could not be represented on canvas. Each child carricd a small American Hag. The singing of the children was full of vim. and the quantity of tone wns such as to completely drown the great symphony orchestra. In rendering "Our Fair l<and Forever," the most Impressive scene of the day was enacted when the children came to th-> words "three cheers for the bonny Hag that n?n*er k>5t a Btnr," and 3.000 flags waved from right to left j In unison with the music. Tho elTect was overwhelming. Tears of delight came to the eyes of the m? n as well a* women, nnd then the outburst of applause and cheering was di>afenlmr for tho time, eclipsing the chorus In volume. The night concert was a grand one, made tip principally of orchestra nnd chorus work, hut the soln|nt?s. Katharine Lohse-Klnfsky. Kmll Fischer. Conrad Dohrens ami A. L. ("Jullie, repeated form* r conquests, the hit of tho evening being the "Death for Love" solo In Trlotun and Isolde, given by Klafsky, nccompnnled by the orchestra. The Wnilliitf Trlnl. NEWPORT, Ky.. June 0.?It was-In th- main deposition day in the circuit court to-day. Twenty-two depositions were read In the forenoon nnd half as many in the afternoon. Two experts nrp*cn?r?<l bv the defense. Each of these was ho skillfully and thoroughly examined by Colonel Nelson for tho commonwealth a< to make their final t' 'tiinony Invaluable to the prosecution. All the testimony yc*t?rday and to-day has been for the defense, the commonwealth having dosed Inst Saturday. 1 Much of the evidence to-day wur de struetlve. It was mainly directed ! against the chnraetor for truth and vor- V aclty "f Oeorgc II. Jackson, the colored V cab driver. Tin- principal constructive defense wan that of Hi.* M< . NVvIn family. In whoic hour Walling and J.-iek.*nn roomim| together: al >*) that of two ex|?ortn, I>r. } '. A. Davis and Dr. ICdwIn F. l,andy. ^ Wcntlirr I'oiTvatl for To?il?y, For Went Virginia, local showers. fallowed by fair weather; northwesterly winds For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, light local showers In i !?* early morning, followed bv K'MierHlly fair during tho day; light to fresh northerly winds. I.ih DI lVni|irt*i?lurr. Tho temperature yesterday a:* observed t<> t\ 8el?n?'t>f, drugulst. corner Four* toon Hi una }?arkut streets, was aa fob lows: 7 a. in Tin p. m 7." ! a. in 7<l 7 p. in ... 73 12 ill bl.N cuthvr?Chang'lo.