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VOLUME XLV--NUMBER 126. WHEELING, W. VA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS-j e&SS.
HAVE THEIR WOES. President Whitakcr and Speaker Hair.-n Arc Hard at Work SELECTING THE COMMITTEES * 1 And Dispelling the Patronage NVithin Their Gift. THE PRESIDENT OE THE SENATE 1* So Far Advanced that He will l?? Pre* pared to Aunounco III* Appointments on Monday?Speaker Ifanon Han Some Tough Problem* to Solve, and I.lfo la ISelng Slailo a linrden to 111m?Senator Matthew* will bo Chairman of the Penitentiary Committee?W. A. Ilawk will bo Warden of the Penitentiary. Bpcclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Jan. 15.? President AV-hltaker and Speaker Hanen have put in a good part of th<? day on their committees and appointments, JlCiLUii& MUgKC-fciiuji.-* jjiu upptruin uiiuci both heads. These matter* are so far advanced on Ihe senate side that the committees and appointments will be announced In that body on Monday. It has been conceded from the llrst that Parr, of Doddridge,- or Young, of Upshur, would be chairman of the judiciary. The brobablllty Is that the chairmanship will go to Farr,-who is excellently equipped. The oharloianshlp of the finance committee will almost certainly fall to Huglies, c?t C'aboll, who stood second un that committee In the last aesslon and la highly regarded by President "Will taker, who was then chairman. The chairmanship of the committee on education is between^Rced, of Harrison, an old senator In point oL' servicc, and Marshall, of Hancock, ; new one, Imt a good one. It Is a go.?d gu- that the selection will be made in favor of the older wna'tur. Tho chairmanship of countlj?F. districts nnd municipal corporations will almost certainly fail to Hoge, of Wetzel, n clear I headed man, who always UoVs faithful I Work. if Young, of Upshur, does not get the chairmanship of the Judiciary, he will ??? to the head of the committee on fcillroat'-. Matthews, of Marshall, will get the chairmanship of the penitentiary committee almost beyond doubt. Davis, of Fayette, or IJatton, of Kanawha, will be chairman of mint's and mining. if K vd Is chairman of education, Marshall will be chairman of public printing. The fpt-aker !s not so well on with his committees, having a much larger membership to consider. His committees and appointments will be announced on Monday morning. 1'' he can push through by that time. Ifl.i life i* being made a burden, but he bears up well under the pressure and treats everybody with courteous consideration. J. X. Vance, president of-the Riverside Iron Worn, wa.- here to-day for a few ftours.'m prlvate_buslnes;4. National CM nTmitt.-email N. 13. SXjTT expects that Afest Virginia will receive distinguished consideration in the Inauguration parade. He has recommended two well known men for places near the chief m:ir.?hull, and looks for a. telegram announcing their appointment. There has been the heaviest kind of firing all along the line for superintendent | of the penitentiary. At This writing jP> "Sam" Hawk, oC Cabell, seems to be leading: Dy more man u. C. B. H. ATKINSON'S APPOINTMENTS. F, A. Hav-k. of UnntliiK(onf Gelt (he Sn> pcrlntemlcncy of the Penitentiary?J. IV. Pan!, of Tlioinaii, Inspector of Pint ]>Ilnc Inspection District. Special Dispatch to the Intelllecncer. CHARLESTON*, "W. Va., Jan. 15.? Govcrnor-elcct Atkinson has made the following appointments: S. A. Hawk, of Huntington, superintendent of penitentiary, backed by the entire lower end of the state. J. W. Paul, of Thomas, Tucker county was appointed mine Inspector for the first Inspection district to-day. Mr. Paul is about thirty years of age, Is a Graduate of the school of mining engineers of the West Virginia University and was reared in the coal mines of Newburg. He Is indorsed by many business men and mine operators, ami also by more than a thousand miners of the district, Including fifty-one miners jit Kim Grove in Ohio county. lie is a gentleman of high character and splendid qualifications for the place. The governor announced other appointments as follows: Janitor of the state house. Charles M. Smith; assistant Janitor. A. J. Spradlnlg, both of Kanawha county. Smith Is a son of a soldier, and Spradllng Is u war veteran. C. 13. II. WILL BEST UNTIL MONDAY. The Illinois Sriintorlnl Cancm lint Ailfonrnrd Unfit thnt Day. SPRINGFIELD, III., Jan. 15.?With tvery train that ha a left Springfield today has gone a crowd of tired politicians, scarcely a handful of legislators assembling: In the house this morning when the speaker called that body to order, and they only remained In session long enough for the chaplain to call upon the Lord to bless them. .When this official had finished his duties an adjournment was taken until 5 o'clock Monday evening. A similar session was hold In the sc naK and from now until Monday Springfield will b<; practically deserted. Jrt the fight for the United States senator:)!)!, the political lenders have been for tin- most part working night nnd day for the lost forty-eight hours, and to thein a cessation of hostilities until Monday Came as un acceptablo relief. fhlrt mornlnir Martin Madden, who haa retired In favor of ex-Congressman W. K. Mason, slept until nearly 10 o'clock, lie eamo down stairs fit tho hotel JooJcIn/r haggard, but said that |,,. was well satisfied with himself, and that he felt grateful to his friends for the >-rfort i they had made In his behalf. "I shall uo home f<- Iinic sati.'ifh' 1 that all of thorn wet" faithful to me; and shall resume r.iy form* r position In II! with nouo hut th<- he.-.! of f?>p|lm:s for nil." Mr. Madden left tlw eliy on the J1 o'clock.train for f!hlcs;:o. (.'ongreHJiman Lprlmcr open"d hh headf|itart'M,s as a candidal" 'hl:i mornlm:. ind unless he changes Ills lu'l Je- will remain hen? during th" le;;I.shflve i t*?;The millionaire pu? . ihimuM ! '. Alh-rion, was the H'?? " natorlal <; ndldatn to appear in public this moi ;i!i . H< wnh unusually Jov l.tl and ;-i<l that th? withdrawal of Mad.'-'JI lu;i. atly inrn-.ored Jils chsner s of nuci "<x. Tho frl? ' eier nmait Robert K. kXIItt were out ? ht and early doing jniuteonary work among tho memherfl .before their departure for home. His managers Axpressed great confidence this morning that ho would go Into the caucus with enough votes to prevent the nomination going to any candidate on the first ballot. Col. Clark R Carr and his friends are active, but are not tolklntf a great deal, though the withdrawal of Madden has given Col. Carr Krent hopes. Developments are eagerly awaited regarding the candidacy of Hon. William J. Calhoun, of Danville, who turned the tide to McKlnley In the Illinois state convention preceding the presidential nomination. Xrw Factor In lliv Flight. * SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 15.?The senatorial situation was further complicated to-night by the announcement of the candidacy of Congressman A. J. Hopkins, of Aurora, who wired from Washington that he would be in Sprlnalleld Saturday. Mr. Honkins* supporters claim that all the warring faction* could ami will unite on him and that his selection Is practically assured, even in advance of his arrival on the ball ground. The supporters of the other candlcatea are equally modest In their claims with all expressing unlimited and serence confidence In their ultimate victory. "RUMP" LEGISLATURE In Dclawnre Opru for Ritslucak and Drawing NnlaricN. DOVER, Del., Jan. 15.?The "rump" house met 'to-day and without "transacting; any business,adjourned until Monday at 3 o'clock. "Speaker" Moore says: "We are going" to^ceep within the bounds of the law if It keeps us here all summer." It was learned to-day that the "rump" senate haw also been meeting regularly. Senator Han by and Messra. Allee and Curry have been meeting ximultaneou*ly with the house and adjourning each time on account of the lack of a quorum. A full "rump" legislature is therefore in nnil PVHnrMilntr Im In renirlnpss to veto for Mr. Addlck? for United States senator. The house lias fourteen members and the senate three, which will give seventeen votes, or one more than a quorum. It Is said that In addition to Senator Hnnby's vote, -Mr. Addlcks will receive another vote In the regular legislature. H It is said here that the "rump" men nr-> drawing their salaries and having their hotel expense paid. To S re a re 1S< itr.1i inl ton. PITTSBURGH, .Tan. 15.?A convention of labor leaders of Pennsylvania Is in session here, the object being to form an organization for the purpose of making concerted action In securing legislation beneficial u> labor. The attendance i* large, over 100 delegates from all parts of the state being present. George Chance, of Philadelphia, was elected chairman, R. M. Connahun. of Pittsburgh, secretary. J. T. MeCorry. <?f Pittsburgh, treasurer, it was decided to met t In Harrlsburg: eVery two years during the legislative session for the purpose of calling the attention of the members of the legislature to the wants of labor. X?y, JHay, Pauline. NE>W YORK, Jan. 15.?Mr. Piatt, who last night received the Republican caucus nomination for United States senator, was approached to-day by a reporter. Trho questioned him as to the truth In a rumor that he would d"cllne an election. "It is said nowjtjigt ?oUdrfr" pu'C"ticans'-rtui"VThlihTmo'uiTcnolue of the caucus." the reporter suggested, "you will decline to accept the honor." ? "Nonsense." was the answer, that's m>cl? rot inn: us reainy not worm wnwe answering It." FIVE BOYS BURNED In I lie Destruction of a Terns Orphan Any In in. DALLAS, Texas, .Tan. 15.?At a late hour to-night the boya wing- of Back? ner'? Orphans Home, live miles from the city, was destroyed by fire. Five boy* perished In the flames and several others were binned. The dead are: Carlos .Tones, Birdie Brltton. Milton Brltton, Martin Brltton, unknown child. Before* Mrs. Brltton, the boys' matron, retired '/or the night, she had the boys clean out and prepare a stove situated In the room Jurit under her for the mornIns: fire. This was 'her usual custom. She then sent one of the large boys, upon whom she depended regularly for work of the kind, to see if the work had boon properly done. He reported that everything was nil right and she then retired. She had been In bed but a short time when she smelted smoke and Immediately jumped up to Investigate. Even th?- Moor under her feet was almost too hot to stand on. Perceiving this she immediately raised the alarm and runners were sent to all the roomy to olarirf the children and get them out of the building us quickly as possible. (julfcil .lllno tVorkrn, COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 16.?The national miners convention allowed John Fahey $721 for expense Incurred In 1S93 Jn j.i.uor muon v.m u in int.- wtikiKii^itc ic< gion of Pennsylvania. A proposition to reduce the dues from ten to five ccnts per member was defeated. Locals delinquent. may be reinstated by paying two months ducu to all branches of the organisation, but cannot vote until they have been paying ?Ix months dues Immediately preceding a convention. On recommendation of the .scale committee the eonvention decided that the price per ton for pick mining .shall be G9 cents In Pennsylvania. (50 eents In the Hocking Valley, CO cents In Indiana. f?5 cents in the Grape Creek (Illinois) district, and the mining rate of '94 in the balance of Illinois; 'that the price per ton for loading and drilling after machines !n Pennsylvania. Ohio and Illinois be three-flftha of the price for pick mining, and Chat the price per ton for entering, drilling and loading machine coal in Indiana shall be four-fifths of the pick mining rate in that state, and that prices fur all other/machine work shall advance In proportion. liolli tvrrr Kunlril. NEW -YOKIv, Jan. 15.?Bethel Assnee to-day sued her husband Abraham Assnes, of Cleveland, for divorce, alleging that he led her into murrlege by false representation?, tnat ne wm wealthy. The husband S'-ta up a similar plaint. They were married months ago us a result of tin* nesotlntloiis of a Hebrew snatchen. who madu each believe the other was rich. Tlir f xnr Itrrlioncil | (Jarilfiirr I)r?il. BERLIN. Jan. lis.?'Th<? Lolcal Anir. i publishes o dispatch from St. P< (orsbus'K reporting a lamentable incident which has occurred In the czar's pivsenc . The czar, It. seems, beckoned i) a uordener who wax tvork1n? In the park at Trarskoevlo. The nuard, seeing the man runnlnr. towurd tho cxar, shot him dead, supposing that he wan a n'ould-bf* si .-m in. Th" czar was de- jdy affiled l>y thI occurrence. <'It??If-innit llnrkrlt < rltlcnlly lil* ALBAXY, X. Y? Jim. 15.-?Charles W. Huckctt. ?>f Utlca. chairman nf tho Republlcan sist" committee, lies at the Kcnrnare hotel In this ilty In a critical c ndltlon. At n o'clock I' wan belbrvd lie \v;?h dying, but t6ward noon he Ml into .a quiet uk-cp and his physicians have hopo of hlo lecovcry. CAUSE OF CUBA. Senate Committee Will Not Press the Cameron Resolution. SENATOR SHERMAN OPPOSED IT Not Because lie was Unfriendly to the Cubans, BUT DIDN'T WANT TO HAMPER The Incoming Administration?A* Secretary of State. It it UclteT0<l He will Favor an Aggreaalve Policy?The AttUnde of Spalu Toward President Cleveland?Reenlt of Republican Cancna on the 111. metallic Conference fllemnre?Bill will l>e Reported to the Senate Moutlay. Spcclal Dispatch to the Intclllgencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 15.?Tt la given out that by reason of the opposition of Senator Sherman, prospective secretary of state, tho senate foreign relatlonn committee will not press the Cameron resolution in the interest of Cuba. The opposition of the senator wus not due to any unfriendliness to the Cubans, but was occasioned by the desire, which ho did not hesitate to put in words, that the incoming administration shall not be trammeled by advance legislation upon this important matter. It is believed by ills friends that us Secretary of state Senutor Sherman will favor an aggressive Cuban policy, but he prefers to leave the matter ut present until he shall become secretary of stato in the hands of Mr. Olney. The policy of Spain, by the way, is understood to be to draw Mr. Cleveland Into an agreement which will place him and the United Stat-s more direct ly in antagonism to uuuun iiiuepeuuence, but tlie Republican managers, led by Air. Sherman, are not concerned about that. They know (hat President McKlnley and Ills cabinet will bn uble to formulate a policy acceptable to the country, whatever may be done by the present administration. Mr. Cleveland Is understood to hold the view that this government (should Interfere only to the extent that will not Involve the separation o? Cuba from Spain. ni mrtulflc Cunfrrtiivr 2(111. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. IS.?The Republican senators caucused to-day on the bill for an International bl-metalllc conference, but no changes In the measure resulted. The use of terms was discussed and some members of the caucus reported the views of Democratic colleagues, which were to the effect that "free and unlimited" should be employed together in describing the proposed mintage, but It was decided in conference not to make the addition, as the llrst word seerqed to convey all that was desired. Senator Chandler will introduce the bill, by authority of the committee, on Monday. Cap*. Dovcuer I'm U Through. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. ^..-Congressman Dovener has secured the adoption of the bill Increasing to $35 per month the pension of the widow of Major Comley. The husband, after an almost continuous service in the army, received injuries which resulted in his dnuth from an explosion at the gun testing Htutj|>n at Indian Head. A bill to Increase Mrs. Comley'8 pension was Introduced by Capt. Dovener in the house and the same measure was also presented in the senate. The latter passed llrst, and ('apt. Dovener substituted that, for his original bill und got it through the house to-day. Major Comley died In 1894. Demncrnt ( rls Ilia Srat. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. IS.?The election contest from the Third Louis iuna district brought by Taylor Beattle, the "Lily White" Republican nominated from the planters' convention, against Andrew Price, Democrat, the sitting member, was decided by the house elections committee to-day in favor of Mr. Price. The committeo concluded unanimously that Mr. Meat tie was not entitled to the seat on the showing made, but two members, Johnson, of Indiana, the chairman, and Long, of Kansas, voted to declare the election void because of alleged frauds by the Democrats. Xrw 1'nclflc l'miillitK Kill. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 15.-The senate committee on Pacific railroads to-day by a unanimous vote authorized a favorablo report on Senator Gear's bill providing for a eommlslson of cabinet officials to settle the Indebtedness of the Pacific railroads the government. An amendment suggested by Senator Morgan was fidoptcd. It is as follows: "That Haiti commissioners In making any settlement under this act shall reserve to Congress the right to regulate or prescribe the rates of tolls or charges for the transportation of freights or passengers to be charged on any or all of said railroads, and all other rights and powers In respect of said roads and railroad companies as they now exist." Sens tor Morgan gave his full assent to the bill as amended by him. Age For Ilrtlremeiit. WASHINGTON', D.. C.. Jon. IS.?A bill fixing the ago for retirement 'from the classified civil service was Introduced to-day by Representative GilIftt. of Massachusetts. " provides that any office In the classified sei'vlce, held by a person who at tho tlmo of the passage of the art Ih over sixty-two years of c?e. shall become vacant in throe years. Every office In the service :<hnii hereof tor become vacant when the person holding ll becotncs slxty-flvo years of ago. Veterans of tho civil war and their widows ore excepted from the provisions of the bill. Ap|iro|>rtKtlnn Itllt. WASHINGTON. Jan. IS.?The senate committee on appropriations to-day completed the consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation hill, increasing tho appropriation over that made by tho house to the ex * If. .....Wmo- .. i..?111 S'?l . 73S.8.1I. Th" principal ohanfce* made Iti the lilll nro 1? the pmvlnlgna which relate to tlio control of the con?rc?iilonal library. A rcnlstft of copyright* nt a ?mli?ry oC $.1,000 Is provided for, who Ih alr:,j to l?" i -qiilrivl to Klvc bond and make weekly ?<?tM?ment? with ill" sceivlury of tar- treasury. The bill rank"* an appropriation ot $in.0on to rarrv Into , pfrprt the laiv providing for the loontIon of on o*.iay office at Dead wood, S. P. Will Only lifisr it l)nv. WASHINGTON, D. C.. .bin. 15.?At Hie Instance ot (Jcneril POrter, chlcf ninlMKOf the Inaugural parade, Seer's \ tary Herbert has reconsidered his decision not t?> have the cadets of the n.;.vj 1 academy come to Washington on that occasion, and to-day he sent an order to the superintendent of the academy, directing him to arrange for the participation of the cadet* in the Inaugural parade. A special train will be used to convey the cadets to the city, so that only the fourth will be lost from their etudles. The West Point cadets will remain over night ;\nd will be quart-.-red in the war department. UNUSUAL IiXCITLMENT Prevail* at Palace In Ilovan^-Myilrrtotia Movements of Troopi?Weyler KefnMa Any Information. CINCINNATI, Jan. 15.?A special to the Commercial-Tribune from Ivey West, Fla., says: Reports from Havana this evening are that the palace ofllclals exhibit unusual excitemont and that numerous secret orders have boon issued to commanders of troops in the city. Two troop ships have been ordered to th?* piers and several battalions were embarked to-night whose destination is unknown. General -VVeyler refused all information to-Uuy us to tho news either from the west or the east. MOBE SKIRMISH^: With Cnl)ini-K|Miilih Krporl, on t'snnl, They Were Victorious. HAVANA, Jan. 15.?At Canua, near Remedios, province of Santa Clara, on January 11, the column of troops commanded by General Solano, was engaged with un Insurgent force which left thirty-two men killed and a quanIitV of ammunition on the Held retired with its wounded. The Spaniards had a lieutenant and two soldiers killed and a. captain and fifteen soldiers wounded. During a number of skirmishes in Santa Clara. Matanzas, and Pinar del Klo recently, the government troops have destroyed many insurgent camps and have burned a large number of huts. The insurgents 1 'ft thirty men killed and fourteen carbines on the scene of those engagements and retired with their wounded. The troops iiud tivo men killed and five wounded. Vice Consul Bjirlliger'fl Itcport. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 15.?MY. Springer,United States vice consul-general at Havana, is in this city oti leave of absence from his post. He has had a personal Interview with Secretary 01ney and set out fully nil thai look place in Havana during General Lee's absence from that city, while he, Mr. Springer, acted as consul general, and also the status of affairs at the date of h'.s departure for the United States. Mr. Springer was also In conference to-day with Assistant Secretary Kockhlll, touching the condition of American citizens now in confinement In Cuba, and the various claims now before the state department preferred by persons who have suffered in person or property from the war. Afraid Yon arc too ]?(? LONDON, Jan. 15.?A dispatch to the Pall Me 11 Gazette from Madrid says that at a cabinet meeting Juet held, the queen regent presiding, it was agreed to introduce reforms in the Island of Cuba* and a royal decree on the subject will be published on tho king's fete day. It is added that It is possible that Julto Sangullly, the American citizen recently sentenced at Havana to imprison ment fap4!fe-OiV-tlie*ch^rge.of ci?wj>lracy against the government, will be granted A free pardon. t'JIrilj' rufoiinilril. MADRID, Jan. lo.?Senor Can ova 8 de Castillo, the Spin I till premier, in an Interview declares that ab* Mutely no negotiations aro proceeding between Spain and the United States on the cubject of Cuba, lie explained that he Is ignorant of the source of the rumors and only desired to Htate that they are completely unfounded. Wauls to liny Cuhu. WASHINGTON.D. C\, Jan. 15.?Representative Spencer, of Mississippi, today. introduced a bill In the house as follows: The secretary of state Is hereby authorized to offer to the government of Spain :i sum of money not to exceed two hundred millions of! dollars for the purchase of the Island of Cuba. And sum of $10,000 or so much thereof a? may be necessary to defray the expenses of pending negotiations is hereby appropriated. LOVE ON THE STAG? Rrrnine It ml, llranltliit; In an Elopeiiirut ?-'roia Honolulu. BAN' FRANCISCO, Jan. lj.-The Monowai brought the news of an sensational elopement from Honolulu hs the result of which two homes have been made unhappy by the principal parties of the scandal. < On board the steamer Coptic which sailed from Honolulu for San Francisco on New Year's day, were Charles Ulllard Wilson and .Mrs W. W. Dlrnond. Both have left Hawaii probably never t<? return. Mrs. Dlmond leaves behind her n husband, who is broken down by her unfaithfulness, and a little girl four years of age. i On Now Year's day lSflil, just two years to the day of his departure, Charles Dlllaril Wilson arrived In Honolulu from Seattle. Ho was uecom ...I K.. I,l? I,..1,1,. -\flou vy inn ......v, ... .. French, whom he had married In Scat- i tie the night before coming to ]Ia- i wall. Wilson came hero as a drummer In the government band. He afterward ? obtained employment in Hebron's drug i store, as a bookkeeper. Both lie and his wife were familiar with theatrleaK i though they may never have been on Hie stage. When the piny, "Jane," was i suggested os a suitable ploce for amateurs to produce at the opening of t !i?* new Opera House. Mrs. Dimond sought * an Introduction to Wllsou and ashed him to lake part. To this lie readily i consented and ho was cast for the character of Will lata. who In the play < makes love to Jane, the role assigned to Mrs. Dimond. After the third re- j hearsal their love-making on the stage was not acting. It was real. And the i stronger Ills love grew for Mrs. Dl- i mond, the more he neglected his wife. The more he was talked with regarding his abuse of his wife, the more he maltreated her. On one occasion Wll- i .?on choked Ills wife nearly to death, < and she was in the hands of <1 doctor for some days afterwards. After this '< treatment she lost her mind temporal- I 11 v. When the Frawley Company left f.ir San Franclnro Mrs. Wilson was a i pnssenger on the snme steamer, ami l? is the opinion of her friends herb that ?h<- will not return. When his wife had gone a load wn s lifted from Wilson's mind and he devoted himself so assiduously to Mrs. Dimond that her husband's suspicions 1 were aroused, and the: *? being conflrm. d oubseqnently, ti separation was affected and the guilty pair left the Island. Mrs. W.W. Dimond is the wife of the oldest son of the late General W. ?. Dlmond, and grandson of the hit* John ' Thomas Waterhonse, of Honolulu; and ' Cedar -Rapid*, Iowa. Cnjit, .HHJIfllu Improving. NIUW YORK, Jan. 15 ?Captain l'hl!o i Mi-'llRln, the hero ?>f the b.uile oJ' the f Ynlu river. Is reported to-day io lie ? much Improved. I lis mltH. tiu- attend- . Inff' physician rays, is unclouded and In . Ml foiepcts his condition i?s c.i favorable i .is o;>uld be expected. A PRIME PREMIER. "Your Secretary Gladly will I Be," Said Shcrmaa TO PKESI DEN T-ELECT MINLEY. Ho Refuses to Divulge Further Facts of Conference. MR. BURROWS. OF MICHIGAN. lUporf s that He IlndaPlfauut Chat with the 3Iajor, who Has a Very Illgh Opln* Ion of General Ai^tr ? Kx-Uo vernor lAHtgt of .Huiachuietli, was Another Pilgrim to the Cabinet Shrine?Other Vlallors Arrive, Coutrlbatlug to a Very llnsy Day for the Next Prealilent. CANTON, Ohio. Jan. 15.?"I have accepted the state portfolio," said Senator John Sherman, to the Associated , Press at the Fort Wayne depot a few minutes before the senator left for Washington this afternoon. The senator had but a few moments before left the presence of President-elect tRlcKlnley. Concerning1 other matters connected with the Incoming administration, the senator was very, reticent. Asked as to i whether Mr. Hanua would be appointed senator, the senator replied that he ; did not lcnow; that that was the affair ; entirely of Mr. Hanna u:id Mr. Mc- : Kinley, and that he had r.o desire to In- J terfere with anybody's private matters. ( Mr. Sherman was asked if any other ( cabinet officials had been settled upon by .Major McKinley, and replied that lie di?l not know of any other. The In- , tervlew confirming his offer atid ac- ' n.?rvtiintv? of the nremlership was given ? the Associated Press as !) was boardInu an east-bound Pennsylvania train for Washington. Senator Burrows, who came with ; Sherman, l^ft with him. At tin? station i the Michigan statesman said: "You can say that I had a very pleasant talk with Major McKinley." ] "Has General Alger been decided up- ] on for tiie war portfolio?" "I cannot say." i "You are here In the interest of Gen- J eral Alger, are you not, senator?" "Yes, Major McKinley and myself 1 talked over the situation, but as to the resul^ I am not In a position to say. 1 Major McKinley has a high regard for < General Alger, and will give careful consideration -to anything said in his ' favor." Ex-Governor John D. Long, of Massachusetts. whose name has been con- 1 nected with the McKinley cabinet as < the New England representative, held : a conference with the Incoming Presl- < dent this afternoon. He left for Cleve- 1 land on the 4 :.'!(> train. Hon. John Milholland said his busl- * ness west was to attend lo some com- I mitten matters with Ch^rman llanna J utjd his visit with Major MeKfhley a w kocIuI one, made just before starting for Europe. s Major McKinley spent a very busy lay (o-duy. Prior to the arrival of Senator Sherman and Congressman . burro-.vs, his time was tak?*n up from an early hour with a host of callers. A 1 great demand was also made upon hl? ( time by his extra large mall, which has ] greatly Increased since his return home j from Cleveland. Hundreds of urgent \ letters ore received in every mail unci with scores of telegrams, demanding: Ills Immediate attention, a great deal of work was crowded into a few hours. Mrs. McKinley took advantage of the beautiful morning and enjoyed a drive. She called upon Mother McIClnley and passed a half-hour with the mother of the President-elect. Upon her return, she yielded a portion of her time to Slgnor Brdcconl, who is sketching her for a bust. Ex-Governor Long of Massachusetts, has not been tendered a cabinet position. He is still u probability, and If he is invited it will be for either the war or the navy department. Governor Long left for home this evening, and u* he was leaving the city, said enough to warrant the above conclusions. He was offered nothing ond declined to say In positive terms that he would or would not uccept If given opportunity. THE CUBAN POLICY Of Next ildiiitiilstratlou?Sriintor She-rum n TnlkH on the Snlijrcf. PITTSBURGH. Pa.. Jan. 15.?The j Dispatch to-morrow will say: "The Cuban policy of the McKlnley administration will differ very litHo from that which has been laid down by president c Cleveland and his secretary of state." f This statement is based on remarks I made to a reporter by the man whoaylll t be premier of the next administration, < Senator John Sherman, at the Union 1 depot this evening. The veteran states- * man was on his way back to Washing- ^ ton from Canton, where he had had a i conference with Mr. McKlnley and had accepted the portfolio of state in his 1 cabinet. After stating that his posi- c lion In the next cabinet had been de- 1 termlncd, Senator Sherman said, In ? answer to a question: c "I think the United States govern- 1 ment should not. interfere with the > Cuban war, either-to aid in Its settle- i ment or do anythnlg which would make a peaceful government of the Island a charge on this ountry, I unlerstand on high authority, that Prime * Minister Canovas has outlined n programme of governmental reforms which will be applied both In Spain i in/1 In Cnlin 'Phpsn r.?fnrtTVH Will lrlVP the Cubans practically autonomy, and will, 1 hope, settle the question." Senator Shorman refused to discuss the result In the Ohio senatorial Hold following his entry Into the cabinet. He claimed in* dots not know who will succeed him. lit* Also claimed Ignorance of nny othor dcllnlte assignments In President-elect McKinley's cabinet. Senator Burrows-, of Michigan, who had accompanied Mr. Sherman to Canton. said In* had urged Mr. McKlnleyto nj)polnt Itussell A. Alger, of his state Hi" rei ;r ' (?f war. JSoth #ho statesmen said a tariff hill will bo the first thing on the pro- n gramme after the special session of I'msreM has been called together on March is. Senator Sherman thinks the bill can be pushed through tho sennte. ,m ? WnllTltl ll*?IUClflrtl, i TiOXDOjN', Jan. IT..?The Lord Mayor i >f London, Mr. George If,xud"l Phillips, 1 In an Interview In the Star on the arbltration trrr.ty, I: quoted .t:? y.i.viug ihat i he ?;rr.vj with President Cleveland that I [!? trocty In a long: ?tep in the right di- i i^ction, ns an alliance of pcacc* between \ i. ' .vt Britain and Am jrlca, w.t.i Natural, i )n necooiii of kinship. HoalflO nppftwed * nf the miggiMtlon of it great paVadn or I dctuon uiun t?? celebrate tin) cvont c tind thought it might be mad" aj salient i feature uf the queen's diamond ^Jubilee, 1 TREND OF TRADE Improvement lu lluslaeu Steady, lint <Jradnal-Reports Show a Lou lu lite Karnlugi of Hall road*. NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?R. G. Dun & Co.'a weekly review of trade to-morrow will say: It la not the largest and most powerful vessel tliat can be started most quickly and It takes time for new confldenco to reach through easier money markets, larger orders, resuming mills, expanding employment, and larger distribution, to the results which make still greater and lasting gain possible. Such gradual and steady improvement has been in progress for more than two months. The output of pig iron has gained 12.3 per cent in December, and 41.G per cent since October first. Tho output of coke has increased 88.7 per cent since October lint. Sales of wool have again toe more large, though not yet fully reported. Money markets feel a steady Increase in demand for commercial and manufacturing loans. Additional works have gone Into operation each week in January ami the working force Js larger than at any other time for six months. Beat of all. them is so little deliberate judgment of the ablest and most prudent men In business. It Is not a time of high prices. Many who are anxious to get early hold un the market ure malting- ror tne moment lower prices than tlu y could afford to maintain. Some have secured orders enough for months to come and begin to be less Keen In competition. With tht? increase in output of pig iron to 159,720 terns weekly, against 142.27S hist month, the price is a Shade lower at th?? east and Chicago, but heavy purchases already advance Bessemer a shade at 'Pittsburgh. .A sale of 10,000 tons Tennessee No. 4 for export will yield only $6 at the mill and the shipment of 2,000 tons billets to Manchester will yield only $15 at Pittsburgh. Steel bars have been reduced to lc and some other flni?h?d products $1 per ton, but the demand on the whole is steadily growing. The coke output 'has risen from 50,000 to 94,342 tons weekly and minor metals are a , s'hade stronger. Though woolen goods do not Improve, there have been enormous purchases of ivool by large mills, not In record*, which ; -over for two weeks of January 11,110,300 \ pounds at the,three chief markets, iguJnut 11.817.M0 last year, and 10.C78.815 ' n 1895. Somo large purchases of leather, ' including 10,000 sides of grain, indicates chat .some shoe manufacturers are see- ( Ing their way to more active work and .-hlpments from Che east in January thus . rat- are 'JO per cent larger than last year. . Hides at Chicago ore 2% per cent lower. , The wheat market has varied but , >lightly, cloning % of a cent lower. , Cotton took '.i rise of an eighth on a . raders estimate, wrthout change in conlltions. Failures for the week "have been 455 in he United States, against 395 last year , ....1 r 1 in /"V>n-I/1?? nir-iiimt SI hist. vear. . The aggregate of gross earnings of nil railroads In the United States reporting j .'or the llrst week in January, is $4,115,012, | LlQ83of.4.9 percent, compared with the , corresponding week last your. For De- ] comber more complete returns ?r the . ri&tith rfliows gross earnings of $3K.r?8G,i?li! j 'prthe United States roads, u loi?x>f2.3 . >er cent, compared with Decernher, 1895, j u?d of 8.3 compared with December, 189L'. A TRU31 FIGHT. Ilrnrlu# to Dlstolve Injunrtloii %salust j Wool no a Spice Company Po^tponM!.""** TOLEDQ, O., Jan. 35.?Tn the common ideas court to-day the hearing,of the ' notion for the appointment of ? receiV- , jr for the Woolson Spice Company, jrought by the Arbuckles, was post)oned to January 22. The defendants . lied a motion to dissolve the injunction, tnd In agreeing for a continuance Mr. liewls, attorney for the Woolsons, stated hat the allegations of the petition are j intrue; that the factory in not run at a , oss, and that the defendants stand ' eady to furnish a bond in any sum the f rotirt xnuy name that the net profit of he concern for any reasonable time In j he future will he equal to the not prollt ' !or any equal period In the past. J Mr. Herman Sellcken, of New York, 1 vho will enter the Woolson directory as ' :he direct representative of the Have- . neyers, in an interview, says the Wool- \ ion stock was not purchased by the * \merlcan Sugar Refining Company, or * n trust for it. but for the personal use . ?r Unvnmpvci- nnd tho othop eastern purchasers. He says the cv?*lii price vas to give the purchaser the flfneAt of :he recent sharp fall In the price of jroen coffee, due to the enormous crop; mil tli.it the WOolHon plunt will be dull lea ted by the erection of a second facory immediately, thus doubling theout>ut. The present l'aetory is now running lay and night, and putting out -1.200 insea of coffee every twenty-four hours. IRON COMBINATION n the Mahoning Valley?Three Concern* will Combine, ullli a Capital of 95,000,000. YOUNQSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 15.?The ( letalls are now being arranged for the 1 ormatlon of a corporation with a cap- \ tal of 5i?,000,000 which will include \ hree of the large Iron concerns of this i ;ity. They are the Rrown-Bonnell J ron Company, the Union Iron and ( Keel Company, and the Mahoning < Galley Iron Company, ajiil they will be inder one management. During this week representatives of he three companies have bepn Inipectlng all the property and assesalng . ts value. It is unders'tcod that the Ohio 1 3teel Company Is interested in the 1 ombination, and will furnish eteel bil- i ets to the new company at price** f vhich will enable It to compete in the . narket with all comers. , j SH0KT HONEYMOON t inrrlnl Only n l)uv niul Charged ivIUi J .Mtirtlrrlug IS In llriilr. \ PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13,?Patrick t Donahue, \Vlio was married yesterday 1 iftemoon at 1 o'clock, was arrested tolay charged whh murdering hi.-* wife. A reception wan given at their home at (; II!' Darlen street, which lasted until-10 >'rloclc ia.st night. That was th'- last icon of the couple until this morning', ? Men a milk man came aloniv utul rang he.door bell. Donahue came to fhe door iff righted and asked the milk man to j;o a 'or his sifter, raying his wife Was ill.' i iVhen Donahue's :;| :.>r reached the louoe ftho found the woman dead. H^r ? ace was black* her head out and bloody t Inffer marks were on her neck. Donaiue was placed under arrest, but.denies 11 knowledge of the murder. JJru. rnrfw'* Cav-. YOKOHAMA. Jan. in.-?I. V*. p.kla- * ion, n clerk in the Hon:; Kotur und Shanghai bank and the al!? d paranour of Mrx.Wnltor Kavti "*id Hallo wII Curew who i ? oh: I'Kod tviih tl'o murler of her husband, by i!i?- admlluistra-, | ton of ur-enle, was called to-djjy as tt vltness for the prosecution. K,? testl- . led that Mrs C.iiviv had d" reived hiui ! n alleging brutality upoiV hi t lun- i IILUU ? pur:, i in i?irn> in i lymputhy with Miry Jnc-iii, tp" ;c\ II,- ' of Uit Ca-o\v family, who m ipt'M .irroatP'l on ho: pleion ol Vi n* ; 'uncornrii in tlr> murder, nnd :?I- pul.u I mbniTlptJon lia* boon opened I to de* T'm ADRIFT ON THE ICE. Tho Perilous Position ot Michigan aud Wisconsin Fishermen, WHILE TENDING TO THEIR NETS The Ice Suditenly Parts and Drifts into the Lake. NINE MEN ON ONE OF THE FLOES Arc Supposed to be Doomed to m Horrible Death?Their 'Wires and Children on the Shore Walling Over Their Fete. Thirty Wisconsin Fishers in the Same' Pcrll-Tliey are lllown Ont Into Lalto Michigan, and are Glrcn Up for Lost, lmmuuse Lots in Fishing Taukle. MENOMINEE, Mich., Jan.?13.?To- . night nine men are cllngkng to a block of ico a few rods square, that i3 being driven out of Greenbay Into Lak? Michigan by a fierce southerly gale. Tho wind l.i blowing thirty miles an hour and carries on a zero temperature and an occasional enow equalL Tho men are fishermen, clad only In tho none too heavy clothing worn while tending their nets, and Unless the tee Hoes have been blown against Chamber's Island, or Green Island; there la little possibility that they will live through the night. The doomed men nre residents of the little, llshing village of Menokanee.and their wives and children and neighbors aro spending the night on the mountains of ico that fringe the beach, weeping. The missing are: Nela Mattson, Otto Christiansen. Ed. Hoffman, Lars Larson, Matt Jlalgren, 3eth Jeltson. John Johnson, Thomas KnutFon and Torn Lund. This afternoon at 2 o'clock a strip oC Ico about ten miles long, extending south from tho mouth of the Menominee river broke from tho west shore and was carried rapidly toward the ast shore of Greenbay in the direction it Death's Door. V> IUMI UK- 1CU JIU?a ICik us nuwuvtHBu thirteen fishermen from Menekaneo' were oil the ice tending their nets, but ivere so far away from the crack that by the time the alarm had been given the crack wan so wide that they could not escape to th<* shore. Signals of distress were displayed, but it was some time before they were discovered, anil meantime the Ice had swept: well toward the middle of the boy. Two yawls were manned and four men were brought: to the shore, bult the others. fraring that help could not roach then* Manistee or Menlnominee, had rushed io the eastern aide of the Ice, evidently intending: to attempt to escape to 3reen Island, and thus reach Chamber's Island or Door Bluff on the east shtore of CJreenbay. As the darkness settled down, however, tbo ice could b? seen, carrying: well into the lake, and !ldhermen think escape is Impossible. Estimates of the number of men on' I lie ice tloe vary, some Baying that fully forty were carried out Into the ake; but careful Inquiry reveals but line men jslfsiflg. Besides the loss ofilfe that now teems certain to result from the breakup: up of the ice, fishermen will los? lets, fish shanties and implements vailed at many thousands of dollars, ANOTHER DISASTER. ' Forty Flftliernirn of Slarlnette, Wiicon In, JjOit on Ice In the Lake. i MARINETTE. Wis., Jan. 15.?Be:ween thirty und forty fishermen were swept out Into the lake on an ice fioo this afternoon. At 1:30 p. ra., a strong jale sprung up and the Ice in the baysuddenly and without warning began* :o move out. Within ten minutes therer ivns a wide space between the moving ce and the shore. A number of fishermen were seen running hither anil hither on the fast moving ice frantlciliy waving and signalling for help. At ! o'clock two boats were manned an<J n nttemnt is to be made to sail with the wind and reach tho moving lea loo. The danger to tho fishermen is much vor.se than at first supposed. .The ice irolce ubout a ralle and a halt from thore'and In now over four milco away. The worst feature ia that the sheet of c?* which in taking them away averiges no more than three inches ir< [hickneps, and if a heavy wind should )reak this, every man would drown before help could reach them. One Jig joat ami several email ones are now. In mrsult of the moving ice^ Hnna lu tile Blood. xnw YORK, Jan. 15.?TheopWlus B. Steele, a lawyer, was arraigned in the Central police court to-day charged with 5a?sing a. worthless check for a small sum on Clara A. Davenport, a typewriter. who.also rays ho betrayed her vhile she was employed in his office. Mr. Steele came originally from Lexington, ivy., and belongs to one of the oldest 'amilles of that utate. It is said Col. W. p. Precklnridge is his first cousin. Steele has practice law in New. .York for hirgapa years. A Big Forgcrr. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 15.?Prosdent Charles N. Cunningham, of tho A'arwick Elcctrlcal Manufacturing Co., vho was yesterday indicted by tho ;?r.nd Jury for forging the name of finite 13. T. Hamilton to a check for ,75,000, was taken before probate Judgw iV'hlte to-day for an examination as 0 hia canity. Judge White refused to Kirs upon the case, on the ground that ^unnlntiham had been indicted and b it he had no jurisdiction in tho mater. Th" sanity or insanity must now )q decided by a Jury. CoiiSmtnlntlntiR From London. NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?The following lispa'tch was received 'to-day: LONDON, Jan. 15, 1S97. ^liambor of Commerce of New York. London Chamber of Commerce desires r? express conviction that the treaty Just igne.1 will tend to Increase friendly teeing between the two great English1 airing nations and promote extension ind Mvurl'ty of their commercial relaions. CONVENTION, Jjondon. Slrnmthip Movement*. NEW YORK?Arrived, Ilekla. Stettin. NEW YORK?Arrived, New York, Southampton. ANTWERP-Arrived. Illinois, Philalelphla. IVrntlirr rnrrrnut lor To-day. For West Virginia, fqlr, but cloudy and hroatenlng In the morning: southwesterly vlnds. 1. . W??(nrn l'.n.nuHiMMlfi niwl nhlo. olv In the interior; cloudy; prol?ii>ly llKht octVJ Hitowj* on tho ; warmer,- ?outhivortforly wjndn. I.ornl IVmprrntUiT. Tlio trmpnraluro yentordoy an ohsorvotf iy C. Sohnopf, druggist. corner Fourteenth ml Market utrect?. was uh follows; 7 n. m.. ;u :t p. m !? u. ?n..i 3(i|7 p. ni 2d Lf m 40iWeather~Falr.