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Shc^hcdlmq ?Hjl 3ntcl(iqmrrr. 137'- ' WHEELING, W. YA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1897. P&ICE TWO CEXTS ONE WAS, SNUBBED So the Sixty-Two Republican Members of Legislature WILL "ABSENT THEMSEEVES I-rom the Legislative Ball to be Held at the Capitol To-nigbt. DELEGATE PAYNE THE MEMBER Who Wai Intentionally Slighted on Account of Ills Color?He Wonld Xot 1 la-re I Attended If He Had Been luvltotl, bit ilir macrlralnation Was so .Harked That jlis Frllow Republican Legislators, by Ulioiu He li Held In the lligheat Ei teem, Agreed to Resent the Slight Pat i [m>ii Illm?The 1)111 Creating the Xenr Comity of Augnata Has a Fair Chance to l'ssa-Ths Tan Bark B^U* Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. ( iIARLESTON, W. Va.. Jun. 2S.?The ] i;lslature has given up the hall of tho house ami the chamber of the senate to the citizens of Charleston for the legislative ball to ha held to-morrow night When tho citizens look over the gay throng of handsome women and brave men they will miss forty-one delegates and twenty-two senators. The sixtytwo will be absent because one of tho members of the house was not invited. Rev. Dr. C. H. Payne, a delegate from Fayette county, tho first man with African blood in hii veins to be elected to the West Virginia legislature, was not invited. Some of the members thought there must be a mistake. Inquiry was made of the secretary of the reception committee, Mr. John B. White, prlvato fi'cretary to Governor MacCorkle. Mr. .White gave assurance that no mistake had been made. The matter had been discussed and it was resolved that tho colored, but not very deeply colored, delegate could not be invited. I)rlrente Fayur. of Fayrllr. Then his fellow Republicans In the house and the Republicans in the senale quietly did some resolving of their own. Without dissent it was agreed that discrimination against one of that number made it impossible for any to attend, and not a muri of them will be there. Republicans In the legislature were the more ready to talto this stand because of the very modest bearing of this very able man of high character. From the moment ho selected the least prominent and least desirable seat in ihe house up to the present, he haa been modest and retiring. He barf waited to be sought, and he has been sought for his r? al worth. The reception comlnittee would not have been embarrassed by his presence. If ho hail been invited he would not have attended. As a minister of the gospel he does not nttend balls, and as a man of slngulur delicacy he does not go where he has reason to think he Is not wanted. No public notice hits been given of the Intention of Republicans to absent themselves from the l'nil and their absence will be a surprise. governor-elect Atkinson and Miss Atkinson have arrived for the occasion. It i* announced that they will receive v.lth Governor and .Mrs. MacCorkle. C. IS. H. THE NEW COUNTY Of Angoata Hrema to Stum! a Sliow-Utdt I'Iimc oflhi! Tnn Hark Bill. Special Dispatch to the IntMllseacor. '"HARLE5T0X, W. Va., Jan. 28.? M tnoeuverlng Jn the house to-day Indicates that the hill to create the netv ?unty of Augusta has a fair chance |o by nearly u strict parly vote. Word com*** that tho Fairmont forces nr- on the way to fight the bill. t!xvmor Fleming Is said to have nrI this CVcninc on this mission, but innot find wh?.*re hu Is stopping. : l.-t every Indication of a fl?;ht to death. The Fairmont end of the ii ty '1M not '?t Unit regtrrd Hi-- matt-r 03 FvriouH. but the determination of n n i-ourit ?bown that they m^an business. The Mil of Delegate Collins, of Putnam county, to repeal the act requiring publication in the new-paper* of the delinquent tag list, has ralxed u breeze, it tno chances favnr lis psflsane In the uDelegate Hughes, of Xantvhi, m ulc a stronc appeal to-day fur the ?s a good one. but tin* *r?t tii-etna to bo In favor of Iti repeal. A stronp offirt 1^ b'dnR mad* to tax idiareholdera In huililntf and loan associations. p form of doubt:* taxation, t n tho probability Is tiio effort will fall. Jioth houses nre punhlnir work an fast n>, bill- Htrn he" print#-1 *n?l th? eommitteeN can oomlder them. Th* latest' phnFe of the Ian hark Mil i* tlx- idea of tho senate committee to ilor -j corporation '>old In fee tea th iiiiiand .-I'fss for jch tannery here fter t.? be nuilt ?vlth u rapiuity of tnsnty thouMind Jijdes a year. Ckorr W. I-utx, of WI;- 'Ins, 1 to-nv;:?t to I ok "after a -lain* f.?r plumbing put In the Shcpheriblown i nnsl bchool ?aoi? iluui two- years go. C. B. ii. ELECTION COlfTZBT At W?>ton?ContrBinutaUeat?UiimlalakaLie Evldcucea of Drmorratlo Frand. SpecJn! Dispatch to the Intelligencer. # "WESTON, W. Vo., Jon. 28.?'The contestants rested in the election eases today, and evidence for the conteatees was begun. Nothing worthy of note has been reached. . A good point was scored by the Republicans In the contest cases yesterday. J. A. Watson, of Parker's* Run, a former government employe, was introduced as an expert witness on handwriting. He examined the seven tickets from their different voting places, which appeared to be in the same hand writing, and after closely scrutinizing them, he pronounced the name of Bennett on each of the seven ballots, to have been written by the same per sop and to have been written with different ink from that used in marking out the heads of tickets. Upon examination of the handwriting of K. A. Bennett, present clork nnd custodian of the ballots, after their return from several voting precincts, an well as the writing of several other persons, he expressed the opinion that the erasures of the name nf T.lohtluii>n mi lha uuuiirnI ntlfl the Insertion of the name of E. A. Bennett were made by tiie eald E. A. Bennett. and in; pointed out nutaerous distinctive characters showing unmlatttliable similarity between parts of the* records made by Bennett and the Insertions of his name on the ballots. The seven tickets have been photographed, an has been the ballot of Marcellus White, mentioned In a former dispatch, which had the name of Llghtburn after the ticket had been voted,.deposited, counted and returned. State "Wool Grower*' Meeting, Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 28.-At -the meeting of the state wool growers, S. C. Gist, of Brooke county, was reelected president; James Beall, of Brooke county,secretary: Messrs. A. It Jacobs, of Ohio county. E. C. Henshaw, of Berkeley county, D. Getzendanner, of Jefferson, and the president and secretary were appointed a committee to Join the national wool growers in Washington to lay before the ways and means committee the needs of their industry. The association meets in Martkisburg, October 12, 33 and 14. The meeting here was not large, but It was decidedly interesting. TWO BEPOBTEBS DBOWNED In a Colllilon Betweru a Yacht and Steamship Near TStvr Orlean*. i NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 28.?At 12:33 ! o'clock this morning a collision occurred on the river about twelve miles | above the quarantine station, between tho steam yacht Argo and the fruit I steamship Albert Dumois, in which the yacht had her bow stove in and sank I within a very few minutes after the accident. How the accident occurred and ! who was to blame for It, the courts will | most probably be called upon to decide. I The Dubois was Inward bound from Port Llmon, and the Argo was bound down the river on her way to quaran tint* station to meet the steamship Wljitney with theTcongresslonal committee on board. On l>oard the Argo were three reporters of the Picayune, Messrs. H. P. Hester und P. Blasslnl, I of the staff and uti extraman, A. C. j JJndauer, Mr. H. J. Frantz, of New Orleans, was a guest. A crew of four men commanded by <'aptaln Jatn?\s Brown, was In charge of the craft and the vessel made excellent time down the river, running with an average of fifteen miles an hour. All In the cabin had retired and nothing untoward occurred until about half past twelve o'clock this morning, when the Dumois was encountered coming up the river. The Argo signalled for the right and the Dumois answered by two , whistles, or a signal that that vessel | would take the left hand side. The Argo crashed into the starboard bow of the huge iron steamship which iiad one , of the plates bent, but the Argo had h?*r bow stove In and In a few minutes I sank. The captain and the crew of the ArI go lowered away a small dinkey Into which they sprang, while of the pas, fingers, only two, Mr. Frantz and Llndjuer, succeeded in reaching the little I boat. The boat had barely left the side 1 I of the vessel before the Argo plunged I had foremost Into the river, the stern standing up high In the air. The Du! mols failed to lower away a boat to go | I to the rescue of the little ynivl, which ! overcrowded as she was, came very near swamping. After reaching the , deck of the Dumois, It was learned that i Messrs. Hester and Blesslnl were missing. and although the Dumois lav to fully an hour. In a vain effort to learn l something of the missing man, they finally abandoned the search and headed up river. The young men who are missing and | whose fate Is doubtless tie:iled, were well )<nown and popular rejwrtera of the Picayune. Mr. Hester was the son of Mr. Jlenry Hester, secretary of the Cotton Exchange in this city, and the nephew of Mr. C. Harrison Par- | ker. Mr. Blesalnl was also well known In the lower section of the city. I Cincinnati'* Big Fire. CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 28 ? At 2' o'clock this mornlng#a fire alarm rang followed Immediately by a t*n blow, summoning the entire available force of | the Are department to the big five atory brlek malt house of Herman Coepper & Co., between Vine and Race streets and I extending to Commerce street, a depth 'of ir.0 feet. This building with the heavy stock and material was wholly destroyed I except the walls. This was formerly tinAlbert Schwlll A' Co. mwlt house, and f was recently purchased by ll-rmun i Goepper & Co. The low on the building | and stock Is ((estimated at $350,000. Overman Schrader a Co.'h cordage war** rooms In rhesame building were destroy- j ed with contents, and th?-ir loss Is Included In the above estimate. Wrecked by the Ice. EVAN3VILLK, Ind., Jan. 28.?The little steamer Peankishaw, while endeavoring to reach an Ice harbor In | Green river was sunk by the Heavy Ice, about six miles above thl.4 city last j i night. The boat had a barge in tow and the crew of twelve men escaped to It an<l floated by thin city, their crie.i for help attracting quite a crosvd t?? j the levee. The barge wan finally landed i I In t!i<* bend of the river lieluvv the city and the iwn enrap'-d to land, half fn?:;fii by tiieir terrible wcnerlen'.v. William I I ?>rr. th?* engineer of the boat, wan | 1 drowned. The FVanklshnw wa* own?-l i by Server brother* and w:is run In the' I i^vansville jin<! };?irtford trade. Tho ) i??3u win be about $2,000. W>?l Vlicliiln Mining Arrlilrnf, | ClNCIJCNATJ. Jan. 2 ft. A <'cj>r!al to | , tin- COrmneplal T:1bu:j?* fr.^m <j.*vif(ou. I V.*. Vi?.. ?}'<: To-day at if; Go-ul*a m'.ue plent ne&r Kh-miajjion, by an a?i cldcnt cn * coal Indian railway, thirty men were thrown fr rn a car. IJdward Kalfon wjw killed, two others were fai tally and eight ?erlounly Injured. FUN ON THE FLOOR. Grosvenor and De Armond Eatertain House of Representatives, FORMER ASSAILING ALTGELD, Willie the Missourlan Climbs Sec* rctary Morton's Frame. RIDICULING HIS PAMPHLET Entitled "The l'armtt'i Interest In Finance," and Giving Pluy to the JUoit Jilting Sarraaiu and Rasplug Irony?111* Poetical Flight Brlngi Down the JIonie"'-n?ueral (Jrosvenor Kesentethe Charges of Frand Made by John Pardon AuarchUt Altgeld lu a Recent Speech, jt Very Entertaining Sesalou. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 28.?The house passed the Indian appropriation bill to-day and entered upon the consideration of the agricultural appropriation bilJ, but all interest in these two measures waa overshadowed by two very remarkable speeches, one made by Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, attacking exGovernor Altgeld, of Illinois, and the other by IIr. De Armond, of Missouri, heaping ridicule on Secretary Morton for the recent issue of a phamphlet entitled "The Farmers' Interest in Fiitanoe." Mr. Grosvenor's observance on the governor of Illinois was called forth by the latter'a speech last week, in which he charged that Mr. Bryan had been defeated by fraud and based his charge particularly on the enormous increase of the vote in Ohio. Mr. Grosvenor was very personal in his allusions to Mr. Altgeld, laying at Ids door much grave responsibility for the result of the election. He declared that an appeal on the stump against Altgeldlsm never failed to arouse the populace where ail clse failed; 11?? then analyzed the Ohio vote and explained the causes of Its Increase, calling attention to the fact that the Democratic vote in tHe state hod increased proportionately much more than the Republicans. 31 r. De Armond replied very briefly to Mr. Grosvenor, but it was his subsequent attack on Secretary Morton which created the sensation. Mr. De Armond is a Democrat, an ardent advocate of silver, and therefore his attack on a Democratic cabinet official who has be( n most active on the gold side of the controversy excited less surprise than it otherwise would have done. It already had been noised about thnt the Missouri member intended to make an attack on the secretary and the members eagerly crowded about to hear him. With biting sarcasm and rasping irony he Hcored the secretary of agriculture, taking as his text a recent publication issued by the secretary and sent out over the country, under a frank, enTTaKmftK'a (n T*l_ nance." Tlie pamphlet reviewed the silver agitation to show that poverty and Illiteracy "characterized the states which had been foremost In the demand for the restoration of silver." Mr. PeArmond asserted that the demand for sliver came chiefly from the farmers whose Interests the secretary of agriculture was supposed to look aft*r and asked contemptuously what excuse there was for issuing to them "this slander, this travesty oil facts." "The Republican party Is not responsible for him." Interposed Mr. W. A. Stone, oC Pennsylvania. "AssUredly not," agreed Mr. DeArmond. "and I can understand how grateful you are that you ore relieved of responsibility." (Laughter.) He went on to say that there were facts which some men l<?st sight of that were known tlbo all others, and one of them was that the illiterate colored vote represented McKlnlev's majority In most of the -tales which he carried. Hut, he said, "no one took Secretary Morton seriously now-a-days. The world was no longer Interested In his .-I... O.....W.,. nlthnnnk It mlnl.l look with expectation for any observations ho might make on the woodchuck, the hedge-hog, or the eye of the potato. "You Intimated that I took an unfair advantage of Governor Altgeld," put In Mr. Grosvenor, "ivhy do you attack Secretary Morton here where he has no opportunity to reply?" "Becau#?V retorted Mr. DeArmond. after a pause, "I know the gentleman from Ohio had contracted a habit of speaking here at least once a day, and I felt that he could speak for him, If necessary." (Renewed laughter.) In conclusion. Mr. DeArmond again commended to the prayerful consideration of the Republican "this curiosity of modern political life," 'whose peculiarity was that ho talked when he wasn't wrHInn, and wrote when he wan not talking, and did both when ho was not thinking.' "Full many a whim of purest ray serene, "The dark, tin fat homed dreams of Morton bear, "Full many 11 wheel Is formed to whirr unseen, "And waste Its fleetness 'neath J. Sterling's hair." (Great laughter and applause.) it.. r*?- r?Mn\ It.. I Ml.. Moor during the debate on the ngricultural appropriation bill, and under the latitude allowed, proceeded to Interest tin* members with a reply to some remark* made by ex-f invernor Alt geld at a dinner given in the latter'* honor last week. The loyalty, honor and Integrity of the state of Ohio, he eald, demanded a reply. Ah to much of What .A It geld had said c?n that occasion, Mr. GroBvenor remarked, hi* - !would be Alienee, but he could not push over n single paragraph. That paragraph. Mr. Groevenor had read nt the clerk'a clenk. It called attention In partial nui>.-tantlatlon of the sweeping assertion that Bryan had been defrauded ofr his election, to the fact that in Ohio butt fall there wen* cant 300,000 more votes than In 18H2. Thla Altgeld said, Indicated an Increase of population ??f 1,000,000. whereas he charged the iuoreaHe had not been more than two-third* of ihat. From this he concluded that 90,/.<ui .it iiw. v.itnn were fraudulent. "I (Jo not wonder," "aid he, "that a gentleman who led vlctorloui majorIty III the eld' of CIiIcoro, very recentIV. and then wok abtolutely overwhelmed In almost all the counties uml vol Imk precincts of Illinois. should *'*tcct lilt own mat" na an Illustration of the ouallty Of unfair"'ill which ha.I been l In- nioasuw nnd index of thin ' "Kx-tioviTiio" AltRi M In the lam perron In my Judgment, who oimht to dr.nr from tl. r. jildly el'islfti; waves ..f oblivion th? flint ' nnd of ?' ic.ciu !"(.'!.(in. Whatever happened In Ohio wai doe to .1 kinw number .if factum, n.( on# "f which ir.ir. in.>r.- powerful and potential in the victory of t);u Republican party In that state than was the existence a* a leader of the Democratic party of Governor Altgeld of llllnoU." Contlulng, Mr. Grosvenor wild that there had not been a dlshor^t election In Ohio for years, and he gave the credit of this to "Joint efforta of the leading men of both political parties." He then proceeded to describo the Ohio election laws and methods designed to prevent fraud, and subsequently, after analyzing the Republican and Democratic figures for some years past, concluded that whatever justification might exist for the charge of fraud based on the increased vote In that state, applied with double force to the enormou* Increase of the Democratic vote In that state. Ho called,attention to the fact that the largest percentage of Increase In the Ohio vote occurred In one of the Democratic districts. He also repelled the insinuation that the Republicans had lost ground at the late election. In conclusion ho congratulated the Democratic press of his state on the fact that It had not puid the slightest heed to Altgeld's slanders. FINANCIAL CONDITION Of tit* Coantry Aired In tlia Home Com mlttce by Comptroller KrkcU. WASHINGTON Jan. sm-Comptroller Eckels of the treasury department today gave his views on the financial condition of the country to the house committee on banking and currrecy. Several bills introduced by members of the* house had been referred to Mr. Eckels for hit? judgment, and he analyzed those besides giving his views tipon the money question in general. While there was no doubt of the necessity for changes In the government financial system, Air. Eckels said the public was disposed to attribute too much of the existing troubles to the lack of monetary legislation. Over-trade, over-produotion and extravagance in private and public expenditures partly induced by speculation were largely responsible for the country's business difficulties. The day had passed when the volume of money was Its most important factor. Improved facilities for transportation and methods of exchange had lessened the Importance of a large volume. Improved credit was more Important. The first essential in this country was the stability of public credit. The apjwrent reluctance of the people of the United States to redeem their public obligations was the chle? cause oC distrust. The current redemption of the demand obligations of the government wus the chief problem of the treasury. The funding and cancellation of these obligations fo that the maintenance of a gold reserve would be longer necessary was the most desirable policy; whether it was the most practical one was a question. So for as the contraction of the currency was concerned Mr. Eckels did not think it would follow gradual retirement of the greenbacks, provided credit was reasonably stable. Banks would supply the needed currency or gold would come from abroad. The pursuance of Secretary Mcculloch's policy &vould have disposed of the question. Mr. Eckels added: "Any business man who constantly redeems his notes without retiring them and keeps them out constantly will come to a settling day that will break him. The chief feature of a banking bill would be to take from the government the Issue of credit notes. The banks can do this. Banks conducted on practical banking principles instead of speculative enterprises, Mr. Eckels said, could satisfy the currency jffediJ Of DtUHBMK Before the war the banks had always furnished sufficient gold for business." \T?? In a Ilonpltnl. Special Dispatch to thn Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jnn. 28.? There was a story published in an evening paper here, to-day. under heavy head-lines, announcing the disappearance of Congressman Danford'a son, Thomas, and detailing circumstances, which lead to the supposition that the young man was dead. Inquiry this evening developed the fact that the son Is ill at Garfield hospitHl and the fact of his Illness may be accepted as explaining why he did not immediately communicate with his father, and Is also explanatory of the sensational features of the story. Looking After Law Salt a. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 2S.-Congressmen Dayton and Miller are In Charleston, the former expecting to argue u case in the supreme court, and the latter hawing to look after a lawmi t whflch is to come on for a hearing later. MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION. Old Officer* Re-elerlcd?Iu Favor of Revlvnl of Mcrchniit Marine. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28.-The third and last day's session of the convention of the National Association of Manufacturers to-day adopted a resolution offered by the American Spirits Manufacturing: Company, of New York, petitioning: Congress in behalf of the alcohol manufacturers the privilege of storing their product In tanks In bonded warehouies and transporting the same in tank ears. The nominating committee reported in favor of the re-election of the present olllcers, which was Ion'* by a unanlnv iu vote. President, Theodore C. Search, Pennsylvania.; secretary, E. P. Wltson, Ohio; treasurer, Robert li.4ldlaw, Ohio; vice presidents, Pennsylvania. John H. Converse; Ohio, Junius II. Patterson. The committee to which wuh referred thp question, "The restoration of the American merchant marine," reported its follows: "This association vlbetwa with the greatest pleasure and satliirfaotion that the need of protecting American ships in the foreign trad<> has recently received extended attention aanl approval l>y the American people and by president-cleat McKiniey. under whose forthcoming administration, it Is our earnest hope and expectation, that this long defecrred revival of the American merchant murine will be patriotically, zealously and Immediately undertaken., so that American roreiirn comm-'ree m nhereafter and forever employ ships built, owned'and manned by Americans." It received the unttnlmous approval of the convention. Ittnho'a Mru PopulUt Ketiutor. BOISE, IDAHO, Jan. 28.?Henry Keltf<?lt, Popullut, wan to-day elect*! U. 8. Senator to succeed Dullois. Tho deel- , slve ballot was: Ileltfelt 39. DuBpIs no. T. F. Sehoti 1 Heltfelt jroi l.'i Democratic votes and ?'n- IP-publican; DuHots 1 Democrats. Heitfelt 1* a fann?-r ur.d r? presonts >.Vz Peree* county In tin- ?( ? *.?nate. HIm I* 40. HH education Is nwDarently only oC a rudimentary char actor. ^ !,l*r ?n?I Uttllrl#. HAHTFORTD CITY, Ind., Jnn. 28.? Ln.-t flight Joa. Moxell, a m?-ioliunt at UurjiU". miles north <f thin city, shot Oru Brothi'rton. rfaujthltr of the cldr*t merchant in the village, in tho u>mp].\ Tj? hull't pa<?et! on: at tho luck par; of hi head. lloxell then nttof hlntii'lf In th.? hea-i. dying Innintly. IIIh victim was alxteen. Tin* iw ? had boon lovers, but Ml** BrothertOn h?d d!<ic?rtlud Uoxcil, by request of her pircnU. GAGE WAS GAUGED And Major McKinley Considered Him Just the Size TO FIT TREASURY PORTFOLIO. The Chicago Financier Accept! (he Taadar 'of the Prr*ldcnt-KI*ct,;aud'Promise* to Do Ills Best In Running the Flnanelal End of (ha Admlnlatrm Hon?There Ware Jfatiy Vlallora at tho IKeKlalcf Residence?A Dcpntatlon of the Colo rail Clergy Aak for (he Recognition of Their Race In tit* Distribution of Postofllcea and Sllnor Patronage. CANTON, O., Jan. 2S.-At 7^0 o'clock thl* evening Lyman J. Gage, president of Che First National bank, of Chicago, emerged from the dining room of the | McKinley home to fill an appointment with the Associated Press and special correspondents, to tell them the result of his conference with Major McKinley. "Mr. McKinley offered mo tho treasury portfolio. I told him I would accept j I the high honor, and 1111 the position to the best of my ability." I He Bald there was no ground for the publication that he was a gold Demo| crat druing tho campaign, and that his only affiliation with the Democratic I party was in 1884, wlien he voted for Cleveland. He also said that he and [ Major McKinley substantially, agreo on the tariff questions. This was the first utterance of the Incoming secretary on being .presented to the party. # Mr. Gage reached Canton about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, his train being belated by cold and snow. With him was National Commlttteeman Cyrus lieland, of Kansas. The McKinley conveyance was in waiting and the visitors were hurried over the snow-covered streets to the McKinley home from which no hint of what was transpiring within came until dinner had been served and Mr. Gage stepped Into the olllce library, and addressed himself as quoted above. Beyond this he had little to say. He declined to discuss any feature of the policy of the incoming administration, or to discuss any matter other than that relating to himself. Visitors at the McKinley residence this morning were quite numerous, and Major McKinley** time was thoroughly occupied with gentlemen in the south parlors and talking to Mrs. McKinley In Chicago by telephone. There were several people from Ohio who called to pay their respects to the President-elect. Among these were State Senator James R. Garfield, son of th" late President Garfield, who arrived at 10:30 this morning. Mr. Garfield was closeted with the major for some time. Lyman J. Gage was born in Deruyter, V"lll'i" /[T'llV v Y., June 2SL 183G. Hlsparents, who were both born in the Htate of Now York, wero of English stock. When Lyman J. Gage was ten yeurs of age his parents moved to Rom?, N. Y., where he entered the Rome Academy. remaining four years, the term he spent in that school practically constituting his entire school education. He came t?? Chicago In th?* fall <>f I8r?5 and was engaged ns a bookkeeper by u lumber firm. His duties as bookkeeper, however, comprised the driving of one of the teams belonging to the firm, and lnn/?nir n ml nn lrmillnir llimhfMV Ho nl.sn served for u time as night watchman. While lie was thus engaged ho was offered the jiosltlon of bookkeeper of the Merchants' Savins:, Loan and Trust Company, and this was the actual beginning of his career as a bunker. In the spring of i860 lie had worked his way up, t i the position of assistant cashier and later to that of cashier, which he held until 1868, when he left the Merchants' Savings Loan & Trust Company, to accept n similar position with tin* First National bank, with which Institution he has since been Identified until the present time. In 1S8U hh financial ability was paid n 1 high compliment by his election to the presidency of the American Bankers' Association. On January 24, 1891. 1 he was elected president of the First National Rank and still holds that position. He was prominent In all of the work that made the World's Fair a ' great success. Mr. Gage has been twice married, his first wife being Miss Sarah Ktherldge, of Little Falls, N. Y., whom he married In 1864.. She died In ' 1874, and In 1SS7 he married Cornelia ' Gage, of Denver. Colorado. He Is a member of the Commercial and Union 1 League Clubs of Chicago, and person- 1 dliy is a very popular maa. Ho Is dem- 1 ocratlo In his manners, pleasant and > nffa'ule, and Is easy of approach at all times. I It was a happy, s>cial. after-dinner ' conference that the President-elect, ' Mr. Gage. Governor Cornell ami Col. MrCook held in the McKlnley sitting room 1 to-night. it was evident mar uie pud- = lie announcement of tho settlement of 1 the treasury portfolio was regarded ad ? tho conclusion of a pood day's work, GDFFWILL NOT ACCEPT J A PotHloii In Ihe C'ablurt'Natlaflcd With , the Umcli. i Speelnl Dispatch to tho Intellljrenccr. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Jan. 28.?In- 1 formation comes from n reliable source J that Judge Natlmn Gofl! will not go In- j to President-elect McKlnloy's cabinet, i He has considered the matter carefully, < and that Is his decision. The honor was at Ills disposal, but he preferred to remain on the bench. ' A Forarr For Ovrr $100,000. SCARBOROUGH; England, Jan. 2S. , ?I.. R. Jones, an American, proprietor of the Eskdale stud farm, near this I plice, was arrested to-day on ati ??x- , tradition warrant, charging him with j forgery said to have b/?en committed in New York during the year 1806. The 1 amount Involved Is reported to be $110.- < oon. Jones lived in great style here, and there vu quite a large crowd <>f \ people itr tiie railroad station to wit- ; - .? I Tl,.. IlflUI llin fOTl: ?w. UUI.SSil, , prisoner In i well known breeder of ' American horaes. j Merl Blllrt Pool. PITTSBURGH. Ba? Jan. St.?The ? commltto appointed by the Bessemer Association, better known ap the steel billet pool, to bring about conciliation , among the member*, ha* prepared a report. This will i?e presented at : 1 ir. -tlnff of t!ii? pool to be luOd In thl:. J cltv io-incrroxv. When Secretary <?rla- 4 corn ?vbh seen to-day In* said he would not attempt to even out-.-*** at the probity e result ? : to-morrow's meeting. A , member of the comblnatloh who wa* , ipokon t?> silfl he had no doubt :the billet pool would be formally dissolved at the meeting tu-morrotv. l A TBIPLE XUBDERER CtifktatSl. LonU?Killed HU Mother, Sixtcr and Brother. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28.?Arthur Palmer, the mur^rer of hi? mother, brother and slsterln Mamaronock,Westchostercounly. N. Y., who was arrested at the Planters' Hotel yesterday afternoon, will be taken back to the scene of hl?* crime. He spent thp nighttat the Pour Courts In the custody of an officer, who guarded him closely because It was feared he would do something desperate. The chief of police thinks Palmer is crazy. To-day when spokun to about the matter, Palmer would not say a word about the crime, but waid that he was willing to go back to New York. A telegram was received from Sheriff Herrlc from "West Chester county, N. Y., to the effect that a deputy had been started for St. Louis, and Palmer will ? probably leave in his care to-morrow. Palmer was arrested on information? of Sheriff Johnson, who sent a telephone message from Albany. N. Y., to the chief of police, asking him to take into custody Paul Jones. The m??ssage paid the man's real name was Arthur Palmer, and that he had murdered bin family in Mamaronock, West Chester county. N. Y. The information that Palmer was at the- Planters' Hotel under the alias of Jones came from himself. He had written a letter on Planter'8 'Hotel stationary to Charles Holden. instructor of the grammar school. No. 244 East One Hundred pnd Twenty-llrst street, New York city: DEAR SIR:?It if* very painful for me to xvrlfb to you. I mistrust that some calamity has befallen my dear mother. She sent me away saying that everything for my examination is perfect. I understand that you have been appointed executor of (my dear folks) their "property. Do not let any oneknow of-my present address. ARTHUR PALMER. ThN letter was turned over to Sheriff Johnson, and he telephoned the message forward. Chief of detectives Desmond sweated Palmr r for four hours in the most approved polio* fashion, but obtained nothing conclusive from him. The prisoner admitted that he Is Palmer. Ho talked of his home, his family, the trouble his wife had with the family, of their attempts to poison him with arsenic, of their deserving death at his hands, but all the time be kept Insisting that he did not kill them. He said that some of the neighbors must have done it. There was scarcely a statement made by him that he did not contradict during the conversation, except the one that he did not do the shooting. Palmer told Desmond that he and his family were Quakers nnd that he ?i ? ?--a 1 i.?,i ?i,? mjcu a k'iuu tji-.u. jtc uuu Cn? wm delusion about petting a message from God to study religion and go out to reform the people. If his conversation was genuine and not made up to show Insanity, the man fa certainly of unsound mind. The police here so consider him. EUBOPEAN OPINIONS On the BUmetalllc Situation?Expert* Air 1 bet r Views. TXJNDON, .Tan. 28.?The February number of the National Review'will contain an important review of the bl-metaliic situation in Europe, by the leaders of the movement in England, France and Germany, and arranged specially In view of the visit to Europe of Senator Edward O. Wolcott, of Colorado, who is now in Paris. Edmund d'Arters, secretary of the French Bi-metallic League, contribute# a careful article on the situation and the steady growth of the movement in France. In It 1?a declares that there Is no doubt that the French government and a great majority of the French parliament are In favor of bl-metalllsm. adding: "Our hopes to-day are greater than ever, because we believe that the American election has revealed to Europe generally, and to England especially, the Impasse (blind alley) Into which gold monometallism has led the world. It has been shown conclusively that Internationalists are far more logical partisans of sound money than mono-mfltalllsts." Dr. Otto Arendt, a member of the Reichstag and of the Prussian diet, honorary secretary of the German Bl-metalilo Leajoie, declares that only England blocks the way. Germany, he adds, will participate In a conference called by any otlwr power, "but." Dr. Arendt explains, "will not, as In 1S92. be represented by fanatic gold men; but will contribute by raising and llxlng the price of silver, liberal free trade and the socialist pres3, with the entire parliamentary left, flghtIpg the doubtful standard which they ' represent as a means of enabling debtors to repay gold mortgages with depreciated silver, and as Illegitimately enriching American mine owners. But the Left neither controls parliament nor the government And, continued Dr. Arendt, "should a conference be summoned, the 3erman parliament can be relied upon to be Its string supporter." Lord Aldenham, who Is a director of the Bank of England devotes much space to refuting the argument* of the Told standard defence association, which Jeolared that Senator Wolcott wa? unible to answer the first questions asked by English banker* and traders. His Lordship thinks that the month of March will enable Mr. McKInley to carry out ih-* St. Louis programme In regard to bl....moIiwW-i with remark ins:: There in no doubt that France and the United State* by agreeing together bould themselves maintain a bimetallic law; but for greater certainty and confidence, It would be reasonable that they nhould a.?k for England and Germany's jo-operation." LOST BOTH LEGS. Trrrlblf Arclilrtif In n Itn11linorr ?V Ohio Brfekenmit. Last night about 9 o'clock a Baltljnore & Ohio braketnnn named C. A. Mi lone, hnd both of his less frightfully mangled by being run over by ihe earn at McMeehen. He attempted !o Jump from the engine to the water anlc and it'll and when he was remoV'd, lie presented a wretched night. A pedal engine brought him up to the oral depot, and Officer Bd. Michaels .ml Juntice PitzpittrlcK toOK mm 10 :?!? City hospital In the patrol wajron. Both of his leg* lmd to In* amputated jelow tin? hip.", mill it Is doubtful If ho vill record1 from the operation. The njnri il man's homo h In Grafton; and le l j about thlrtjMlvo years of nff,*. Wrnllter ForecnM f??r To-rtay. For West Virginia .Konernlly fair; slight ii?rt In n-ftperaturc; w**teriy winds. , }-\,r Wt'Ntnrn I'onnnvlvanla, local unow* ti morning. followed by fair woathtfj -t. r lv wliidn fioi . i> rohl. For ?>Iilo. fair, pre led l>y lljfht unoift the lake! not no cold; .waaterly winds. The tompMattiro yotenlny u-i observe<J ?y i." ScJuupf, dnitralflt, corner RQbrtMDth (ltd Market nUucik, was an follow*: 7 a. in S .I p. in IS f? n. m 3|71?. in lu : in lo.Wvatlw-r?Ciuudy?