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VOI.IMK XLV -yUMBEIl 202. WHEELING, W. VA., Till RSDAY, APRIL Jo, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.--{^v?5AS&
WORK BEGUN.
The Joint Committee to Amend
the State Constitution
is IN SESSION AT CHARLESTON.
Anil (Joins About the .Matter in u
Businesslike Way,
NO PARTY LINES TO BE DRAWN,
Mrmbtri RiprtMniini Hoth Ptrtln
?IV, il>. U'arb (Ullthrtarllr la
(be l**0|?u?A Confervura with C???
Alkluwn-DoabU About Kjtcclal >
Ion -If Nou* U Culled Itrpurt will Im
hfut to lb* Xait IifKtiUian.
gptcUl Vtapatch to tho Inlclllgtucur.
CHARLESTON.W. Va.. April 14.?Th?
upcciAl Joint commute? of the I^RlaU.......
annotated by resolution at tho re
cent sc'ssioti of the legislature to draft
amendments to the state constitution
and to reDort to the legislature, met
this morning at 10 o'clock In the hall of
the house o( delegates. All of the itcht??
members were present except Senator
Vounl and .M?in. llanford and
Glover, from the house. These gentlemea
reached the city later In the day
and to-morrow the full membership
i nill prp8"iii? *?? WUHH11M.C ???
met previously on February 25 and 2?.
respectively, and effected a preliminary
! organization by unanimously electing
Senator B. E. Past, chairman of the
body; E. E. Hood. late clerk of the
hou*e. dtrk of the committee and John
T. Harris, stenographer of the committee
late dark of the aenate.
On February 26, the committee adjourned
to m^et on thU date and lt?
real work began thl* rooming, when
Chairman Fist picked up tho gavel and
called the members to order.
Hefore starting- In on their labors, divine
blessings and guidance were invoked
in prayer by Hon. J. S. I)arst, a
m.mhAr frrlm Jaek90n COlintl*. A I'Oni
mlttee on rules and order of business,
confUKlnir of Messrs Fast. Hanen.Kenr.ry,
Whltaker and MunstlelJ. was appointed
and given the afternoon to prepare
a report to pr?*ent to tho body tomorrow.
lVndlng this report the Joint
tvromlttee adjourned till 10 o'clock tomorrow.
A non-partisan spirit sec ms
:o ex Ut among the meml>era of the
?ommlttee of both parties and all soem
imbued with an earnest spirit and determination
to do the work before them
thoroughly and well, and with as much
expedition as possible.
This Is <he way they express themselves
and they give evidence of an
fsrnest desire to meet the Just expectations
of the people of the state for an
Improved constitution, more In keeping
with the demands and proer?\?w of the
times than the present constitution
with its crudhlea and need of ehanKes.
The Republican members of the committee
called on the governor In his
room# this morning and hi)?J an Informal
conference with hln excellency. The
Intelllgeticer correspondent, after the
conference, asked the governor for a
?t&tement of the result of :h? me.?tlng.
and whether or not he would call a special
session of the legislature, to which
h?- replied: "I have nothing to say on
that subject."
It was learned from others who were
present that an exchange of views wiim
had between the committee and the
governor on questions pertinent to the
work of the committee and whether the
covernor will coll a special session or
not. The members expressed themselves
as Intending to go ahead with
the work and fulfill their task and b*
rfatly to report nt the next regular session
of the legislature If no special so.-?
i? of ?hn??p nresent
thought it wise if th- governor does
not <uJ) a special session ut all and to
wait the regular session.
The conference was not held as an
Intent by the Republicans io divide on
party lines, but in a spirit of courtesy
to a Republican governor. The matter
of a special session or nor /* regarded
ftf largely Immaterial. It Is thought the
committee will be nblo to complete in
labor In about thirty days, but the
work will not likely be done In one continuous
session.
Governor Atkinson loft the city this
afternoon to attend the United states
court at Clarksburg. He will go from
there to Wheeling and expects to return
to the cupitol In ubout five days.
TENNESSEE'S CENTENNIAL
0???r?or Atkinson I'oinplctn th? Naming
of Weat Virginia C*nuntMloner?.
to th# InteHirencer.
CHARLESTON. W. Va.. April 14.-tJovornor
Atkinson to-day appointed
Hons. X. E. Wh I taker, of Wheeling; J.
K. Dona, of Charieston.and It. S. Northcott.
of Clarksburg, commissioner* on
the part of West Virginia to the Nashville
(Tenn.), centennial to be held thl*
coming fail. The legislature of 1803
p4*"d */ : authorising the appointment
of such commissioners, ten In
number. Ex-Governor MacCorkle durI'ik
hla term, appointed s?*ven of them,
all of whom nr- Democrats, leaving
three Additional appointment^ to bo
nftdp. TJio Oi.ee gentlemen named ??s*
Governor Atkinson to-dny are wellknown
citizens and all three nre Republicans.
Confldrnrt lUinrttlng.
Kn?/?!sl fiinnatrli to tha Intelllcflnrer.
Wi;srON, \V. Va.t April 14.?At a
public nu1<! near hnre to-tiny neventeen
average ewea with an mriny lamb.i,
l-rouffht eight s-xj'l huntlroil cent dollar*
??nrh, and ordinary cows sold for
forty dollar*. Tln-v were th<* property
fr.no Drmocrnt nnd purrhaned by nn<>fh?>r.
Confidence nei-ma to havu been
restored.
BAND OF INCENDIABIES
Had I'miniloii of K?ni?> t.'lty for n Few j
llour*.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 16.?At 3 1
? ?lock lam night Kenan* City seem* to
'?' " !)' n at the inrrcy of .*i band of Inrfndlar!'
Between 3 o'clock laat
n)uhr m/j i o'clock thJ* (Thursday)
' oinlnK. u'V?n flr<'n brok" out In th?v?'.y
burtlnr-flH centre *>f the city. At
len f iur, and probably all of these
fir ?v?to of Incendiary origin.
A T?rrU?l?i ttnlrldr.
CLKVBLAKD. April 14.?William
UumJy. :i rolorp'l mini, aged I ivoJy.eJght
ii . committed filicide thl* afternoon
? > throwing hlnwlf front tli fourth
?ry of i hulldinft in th<* hu?ln<'>?? por- |
' -ii < ! th'i 'Ity, liundy hurt *? ?? u on a
i r?* for m?-v? r 11 day* .m<l It l.i thought
mind had li.voMif iiTvbnlai?i'"l. Thf
' 1 -.v from which Ii'- Jump." 1 w is In
orfd rfialt room. I(fn body turn
I ovrr vf?ral tami his hfu-l utrui'k
Mr . urbHtom*. crushing hi* >*kiJll. A
11' i:?? crowd of peoplo witncJ'H^I the nulcli%
CAPTUKE Ol: BALTINO.
Nnn Confirmed ! UiUw-Orwk I'?ww
Nmall-Ko lleltulitu mtWmr Pr?p?r?tlon>.
LAKIB3A. April 14.?Trustworthy report*
received here yesterday confirm
the statements that the Greek Irregulars
have captured Ualtlno, In Macedo*
nla The Turks lost forty men killed.
The Insurgent chief. Davelis. occupied
a strong position In the mountains near
Kranla. His forco was later attacked
by a Turkish battalion front Vellmlstl.
but the Turks were repulsed with severe
loss. The Greeks then assumed the offensive.
cut up the Turkish detachment,
i < !...?. r>ui 18 mules, a convoy of provls
tuna and ? iarK? Q?a?tlty of animunU
tlon and made prisoners of Jifteen
Turks. _ ,
After this success the Greeks advanc*
ed to Klpuri. on the road to Orevena,
threatening the communication* of th??
Turkish central force at Blaasone, with
Janlna. the Turkish headquarters In
Albania.
In all aklrmlshln* and flshtln* sine*
crossing the frontier, the <lreeks lout
only Ave men killed and had fifteen men
wounded.
Fresh troop* continue to arrive from
the south. A third brigade was formed
to-day to assist In the defense of the
frontier.
The enthusiasm of the troops Is unabated.
In Macedonia the weather Is wet and
cold, but in Theesaly fine weather prevails.
Dcrmlttlnir the military authorl*
tl*n to compute all preparations for an
advance Into Turkish territory or defend
the frontier In the event of th*
Turks assuming the offensive, which Is
looked upon hero as being more probable.
Dispatches received here to-day from
the Greek expeditionary force say that
the Irregular* have passed Klpurl. driving
the Turk* before them, and are
pushing on for Qrevona. where a strong
Tnrbiih some rt>mtrti anv an ur
my corpn. ia utatloned.
Thfre ar?? rumor* hero of ministerial
change*, but theer are no signs of .relaxation
In preparing for war. and then*
will Ix* a feeling of relief when hostilities
commence.
THE GREEK POLICY
r?rr?i Upon It toy the PrcclplUU Arm*mrut
of T?rhf jr-hiDWdoMl RUtcintiK
liv file l'r?Ulll.
ATHENS. April 14.?On the reassemWin*
of the boule to-day M.D?*!yannHtho
premlw, Introduced in the presence cf o
crowded chamber, a bill granting the
government a credit of '-3,000.000
drachma* for the ministries of war and
marine.
Thi> premier asked the house to expedite*
the nasxare of the budget. Dealing
with the development of the foMun situation.
he declared that the powers had
tak?i their stand on the principle of the
integrity of Turkey, but up to the present
had not expressed any opinion with regard
to the proposal* Greek had made
for a pacific potation of the difficulty.
After dwelling upon the right of the
Cretans* to Sfttl* their own destinies, he
declared that, despite all which had happened,
Greece anlll hoped the powers
wotjId agree to a peaceful mttlement.
The situation on the frontlet wa* not, he
nald. created by Greece, toot by the
mrange policy of state which by preclpi
tate armament had eornpci/w ur?hv io
an array capable of coping with
all e.vexTtualltlw and of defending the Intrre*ta
on honor of the country. (Sensation).
A SERIOUS CHABQE.
Tartalih OlBctr Hmy ?? H?o*nli?l Urctk
<)fllr#rt Autoiiit Ihixlrrefulari."
ELASSONIA. April 14.?The Turkish
troop* are now centered In very strong
force at Orevenft and the Insurants have
no chance of advancing any further.
Sevfoullah Bey. the official who was sent
by Edhem Pa*ha to Krania with instructions
;? a?c??rtaln the exact aquation in
that locality. In an ox-attache of the
Turkish emba^y at Athens. He d^clan-d
fh.it h.? rfH'oirnlx/'d a*nonr tho Insurgents
near Krunia and txHween that town and
ihi* border .i?ver.il (Jr?H?k oflicer* whom
he h.'Kd m'-t previously at Athens. He
al*"? aaserted that the Greek troop.i in the
frontier made no attempt whatever to
prevent incursions upon Turkish territory.
_______
KINO GEO&QE 18 BIGHT.
He Sliea Up tim Attitude of Knropsau
Powers Eiarllj.
I>O.VDON.April It?The Daily Chronicle
svlll publish the fofTonrinff to-mor
row from It* Athens corrcsponuent, Mr.
Henry Norman:
"I have had ?n audience with King
i George. Hp spoke without much hope,
but firmly, like a man who can only ?lo
hlH duty and leave the rout to Heaven.
More than once he said: "If Greece had
boon a Kreai power and had walked Into
Crete Ion* ago. hor action wpuld have
been weloomed by the power* a* well
fin by th?? rout of the world as n bloanInu
But she Is only a nmall power and
yomx to be unable to do anything that
, will aatUty the great powers.'"
GREEKS DEIVEK BACK.
Ileporta thM Irr*(j?l?r? wi-ra It?pnla?il
*r? Conllrmwli
KLASSONA, Macedonia, April 14.?An
oincer *eni oy fouucm
with Instrue'lona to ascertain the exact
situation in that vicinity. confirm? tho
Rttttewent^ provloualy made that the
Turks have driven the Insurgents hack
ncro-M th.- frontier, inflicting ti los* of
fifty killed on the latter.
fJrri??ii> umilR witli Tnrkty.
LONDON, April 14.?The Constantinople
correspondent ot the Standard
will say to.morrow:
"During the cabinet council uf the
palocu on Sunday, the sultan was In
onstnnt communication with the cxar
(ind the kaiser. IIIn ultlmritfi derision
will depend "P<m their advice which
many well Informal people h.-re believe
uHi be in favor "f th.- Turkl'h Invasion
< . r>iti hi* nn mipntlrm
tJml thf policy of Turkey will br regulated
from St. Petersburg nnd fiprlln.
< onUnipt for Policy ufPowm.
LONDON, April 14.?A dispatch to the
Time* from Constantinople iiiya It In
?vldent from the porte's Unsung* t??
tho power*. which rem Ainu courteous
iiinl plnunible, hut I* tinged With u per
r* jit I bio acorn, thai tin- concert or mo
I) >wprn If not rwirdod ihen1 with the
r.?riHl?t?'fjUlon pnl<! <? lf Pr,or <n uw"
vrlnK "t Kurojic In dealing with
wrrrrr. _______________
A llrmk In (lie Hoj ?l Kaiwlly.
VIKNNA, AptII 14.?The Tagerblatl
mvk to-day that sharp dlfTorencoa have
urisen In the Urwk royal f.i?nlly us l<?
tlti- prop'"' cotir*<r for ifOVtrtirHoni 1"
jitir^'ir. The 'Mwn prlnOQMjn OtlUltCQ
<.f her huabind and <if Kina Oeorae. hu?
Kort" i-ntlMy "Vrr lo th* war party.
Itltlilleri Willi llnllcla.
i:i)VVA IIDH, Mls.1., April 14. -J?? ? '
Kvan*. a ncwo, charged tvlth accosting
mv<? tlttl'- ?hlt' trlrl*. h i.- ri/Jrljfl ivlih
Wullol' to-night by a pons-. The dead
body now li#*.* In the public atnoi. The
?vlrlenw ngilnit the negro waa conclusive*
THE FIRST"TEST
Of Strength on the Tariff I* Had In
the Senate
ON A RESOLUTION BY MR. VEST
Al??d at the Kdrotdlv* fUmo-lUptbI
lean i Wiu hf On* Voir, anil tin RuolnIIom
l? Jtrftrntl ID lb* ('ommltlw-A
Short Dliraulanuf (lie Wool Htheilnl?.
Mr. Iloar **/ It wUl to* Valr to All
Interests*
WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 14.The
llrst skirmish on the tariff question
occurred in the senate to-day. It
was followed by a vote which nerved to
test the strength of the various elements
of the senute. The vote occurred
on u motion by Mr. ^lorrill (Rep., Vt.)
chairman of the committee on finance,
to refer a resolution by Mr. Vest, one
of the Democratic members of that
committee. This made the lnaue between
representatives of the two leading
elements in the senate. Aside from
this, the resolution was in the nature
of a criticism of Secretary Cage, and
declared Illegal his recent order relutiVH
to ffoodH imported after April 1,
when according to the retroactive
clause of the pending Dingley bill, the
the new tariff rates ar?? to apply. Mr.
Morrill's motion prevailed by the close
vote Of 24 to 23.
Senator Kyle, whose ponltlon In a
question of Interest, and Senator Allen
(Pop.) were abumit.
The affirmative vote wiw riven by Republican*.
including one silver Republican,
Mr. Mantle, of Montana. Thu negative
vote was made up of Democrats,
Populists and tw/> sliver Republicans,
Pettlfrew, of South Dakota, and Cannun.
of Utah. Prior to the vote a
breezy disrunslnn occurred on several
phases of the tariff.
Tho subject came up llrfft when Mr.
Mantle presented a memorial from wool
growers urging ample protection to
their industry. He referred in thi*
connection to reports that Secretary
North, of the Wool Manufacturers' Association,
was acting us sfceretary of
the finance committee. Mr. Morrill denied
the statement, saying this gentleman
had been summoned as an expert
to give information on the wool queuHon,
Mr. Iloar responded to some of the
criticisms of Mr. Mantle. He said ho
hoped to see the wool schedule arranged
to the satisfaction of the wool growers.
This would be done without arraying"
the wool growers against the
wool manufacturers. Their Interests
were Identical. Certainly no wool grower
would desire to have a duty on manufactured
wool which did not afford adequate
protection. This whole question
must be settled by the sound and sober
Judgment of both Interests. Mr. Hoar
referred to the fact that the wool growers
were not without their wntchful
rrprracuiauvbb kiicu iiic umu inn nan
before Congress and he thought the
argus eye of Judge Lawrence would
see that this Interest did not suffer.Mr.
Gray (Dem.. Del.) said he desired
to call public attention to the remarkable
proposition coming from the other
aide of the <-hambor. Senators had
made clear that there was a compact,
well managed organization for the purpone
of raising the taxes to the highest
point on their respective lines of goods.
Moth of these Industrie* were represented.
according to the statements made,
but the greut body of American people
who were consumers of these taxed
goods were not represented here.
Mr. Morrill succeeded In cutting off
the debate by calling for the regular order.
but it soon broke out again on Mr.
Vest's resolution, directed against the
secretary of the treasury.
Mr. Vest declared that the retroactive
clause of the pending M/I was illegal
and beyond the power of Congress. He
characterized Secetary Gage's recent
order as a nullification of existlnc law
unit a move to Intimidate the Importers
of foreign Roods.
The Indian appropriation bill was
then tak?'n up. It afforded Mr. Gorman
(Dem.. Md.) an opportunity to ppi-ak of
the disorganized condition of the senute,
which ho did. critlclsInK the delay
In oru;anlz(nK committees.
DEMOCRATIC SPLIT
In Ihr Home of ItrpretrnUMvci Manlfriti
lUrlf.
"WASHINGTON. April 14.-The house
was In session but ten minutes to-day
and then adjourned until Saturday without
tranflactlnf? any bualnes*. The ?es*i<m
was lone enough, however, to furnish
occasion for a display of the division
DOODf <!> Democratic members which
thi? recent caucus had not been able to
heal. In this divltion Mr. De Armond, of
Mhsourl, appeared as the leader of the
opposition to the leadership of Mr. Bailey.
As soon ns the Journal was read, Mr.
Tlinirlev made a motion that when the
hou*" adjourn It be until Saturday. Mr.
De Armond and Mr. Slmpxon Immediately
demanded a division. The vote on the
motion wan 131 to 38. Mr. Bailey and his
follower* voted with the Republicans,
while Mr. Do Armond and iho other
Democratic and Populistt? opposed the
motion. Many Democrats refrained
from taking: Hides, while those who ro.?e
for the division teemed about equally
divided on the quevtlon.
Th?? Populist members of the house
have decided to undertake the policy of
forcing the Republicans to keep a quorum
In the city. Without a quorum to
carry motions to adjourn for three days,
It will bo necessary for the house to
meet every day.
Representative Simpson says that the
Populists had expected the Democrats,
as the largest minority party, to insist
upon a quorum, but as the Democrats
arc divided upon their policy, the Populists
"ill take the lead In opposing the
majority.
Speaker Heed Is urging Republican
tr? Irilivo ll?l> I'll V mill 1 11 %
number In tin* houna tu-day wu? unusually
largo for a time when the houae
practically I* not In Bcnsrion.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
t'rglHK ?" ?li? NfrMtlly for n
llfI>rr?rnlAl|oii at til* 1'nrU I5tp??ttlnii.
WASHINGTON, !> <*.. April 14 -Th<
Provident to-duy ?ent the following
moMUifo to CongrefH, urging It to maltBultable
provision or a.lequut-) rrprtwut.Ulon
of the Unll?'?l Stat?*? at the Pari"
uvn.mll 1(111 '
"To the Ncnntp and House of KepreiirntatlvoH:
j transmit herewith for tin* connMoratlon
??r tin* rospectivM houses of the
C(?n?ro?ii, ji ri port ?>r tlu necmtarir of
*(at?\ rair<'f?>nttnK t!u> Approprlatcm***
of curly action in ordrr th?t th?' rovim-m
mctit of |ht* l'nlt" l Sutcs may I ?i?I?mI
to ' i.t the invitation of ft
Frcnr'i republic m !?.n tiol|? in tl UnlvM'hb
1 pxpmltl '11 to ln? lulil in IMrh
In l!i00
Th'' recommendation* of ml* n-port
Jia\ mv i no .hi ? ?rilial approval, itul l
urco upon 'In- Conprtj.sji snich timely
r.?r this QM'tit. Intern.ttlonul
cntcrprlm* ?i? will ftttlnRly rcnpontl ( ?
the widely tcitlfled wish and cxpecta-1
ilaa of our Inventor* ???! producer* tim
they may have lulequ&t" opportunlt
ukiiIii h? In the pa*t, to fortify th?? 1m
portant position* they have won In th
world's competitive Held* of dlnoover
and Industry. Nor are the tradition!)
filendnhlpn of the United Slate* an
France und the mutuul udvanluKtH t
nee rue from their enlarged conunercla
Intercourse less Important factors tha
the Individ mil Interests to the fottere
i>y rencweu participation m u ijrwu
French expedition, especially when It 1
remembered that the present display i
projected with a degree of completenea
and on a scale of magnlflcencu beyon
any of the European exhibitions thu
have marked the clone ot the century.
"It la proper that I .should emphaslz
the need of early action, for If the pre*
ent session puns without suitable pro
vision being made, tho postponement c
the mutter for nearly a year lonnv
could not but operate greatly to th
disadvantage of the United States 1
view ot the elaborate preparations al
ready making by other government!
and of the danger that further dela
may r?*su!t In an adequate allotment c
space to this country, as well as an In
complete organization of the America
exhibit. WILLIAM M'KINLRY.
"Executive Manalon, Washington,Apr
14, 1897."
MOKE PLUMS DROP.
H??rml luiortftut Appointments?Sir, An
uHl Qon to Turkey
WAS IITNQTON, D. C., April 14.?'Th
President to-day sent tho followin
nominations to the senate:
State?Jamos B. Angell, of Mlchigai
to bo envoy extraordinary and miniate
JM<*nipulcmiary ui uio ui.uc.i pi?hm \
Turkey; George N. "Went, of the Din
trfot of Columbia, consul of the Unite
States at Plctou, Nova Scotia.
War?George D. Melklejohn, of Nc
braskn, to b<* f?t sccr<tt:iry of wui
1\? 4>e commissioners ??f t!?? Dlttrlc
of Columbia?John f-J. Wight and Job
W. *ItOMfl.
Treasury?John W. Cunningham. o
Idaho, nssayer of the United States
uhsuy office at Bolso City. Idaho.
Justice?Jasper P. Grady, of India
Territory, marehal of The central dla
trlct i:i the Indian Territory
Navy?SellRinan Brothers, upeclal 11?
ral agent* of tbe navy department u
London, England.
Wor?Firm lieutenant, F. IT. Brown*
Fourth Infantry. t?? h?? captain; secon
lieutenant, P. A. Wolf. Third Infantry
to be llrst lieutenant; aocond lieu ten an'
J. W. Joyes, Fifth artillery, to bo flrs
lieutenant; corporal Georgo I.. Byroadc
First artillery to be second lieutenant.
INSURGENTS ACTIVE
In the Cntoan C?w???Firing on Sp?nlil
War Ships.
HAVANA, April 14.?A skirmish ha
taken plaos between a Spanish force un
tier General Rey and a number of Insur
gents on the road between Cauto an
Ouamo. The enemy threw up a burrl
cade consisting of carts, etc.. across th
roud and strengthened 1: with seve
dynamite bombs. When the troops at
tempted to puss the insurgents llred th
I tombs by electricity, but only three c
them exploded. The troops captured th
positions of the Insurgents but the jrov
ernment forces afterwards retreated t
Cautn.
The Spanlfth gunboat Satelltfr. whfl
nearlng Mayan, was nrea upon vy n pai
ty of Insurgents who also sent out -A
armed boat to engage the gunboat. Fa
a time the firing was brisk. but the gun
boat eventually repulsed the insurgen
forty's. One ??ngln?*<*r and one sailor wer
wounded on board the Satellte. The loa
of the Insurgents Is not stated.
The Spanish gunboat Sandoval. u*hll
reconnoitring at OJo Toro, was also Are
upon by Insurgents. The gunboat re
turned the Are and the Insurgents wer
dispersed after forty minutes lighting
The aide plates of the gunboat and th
mounting <?f her guns were damaged.
In addition.! force of 150 Insurants ha
been defeated at IMtajones. plight of th
enemy were killed. It la believed the In
surgents belonged to the body which wa
d?*f*ated at Calabazax. proving of Hanti
Clara. Only eight Spanish xoiillers wer
wounded.
AH IMPORTANT BATTLE
In NtQht on lh?> Xmtlt Cnmt of Coin
" Ifanr Narrowly Ewaiiri Dralrnrllon.
HAVANA. April 14, via Key Wenl.RaneH.
an Important port on the nort
coast, near Gibera, from which g
heavy annual exportatlons of banana
and cocoanut* to the United States, an
which Is the site of the estate of H. Du
mol/t & Company, American citizen!
narrowly escaped complete destruction
to-day.
The expedition under General Rolnfl
by the steamer Laurada, carrying 2.40
rifles; 600,000 cartridges and soven
pieces of rapid firing urtlllery, lando
alongside the quay at Banes. Goncra
Callxto Garcia, with 5,000 men. cam
to protect the convoy of arms and am
munition, but a? RolofT ha<l no nvn i
arm. Garcia was compelled to carry th
arms Into the interior.
It is reported that the insurgent?
'hearing that a Spanish gunboat mlgh
arrive nt any moment, closed the en
trance of th?? port with torpedoes. Gen
oral Roloff, aatlsted toy local bands an
finally by th?- soldiers under Genera
Garcia, commenced to fortify th
heights around tho port, hastily caRtln
up trenches to make the jn>rt temporar
lly impregnable to any Spanish fore:
in the neighborhood of Glbara.
The gunboatn Nuevn K?panas nn
Aleallca had arrived at Nlpe from Ha
vana. The cruiser. Relna Mercedes, ha
left Havana on the twelfth with fou
companies of marines and Infantry un
der the command of Rear Admiral Mar
encoa. to unite with nil the force
... ... I?r, Vlr,? nnrl nth.1M u il
a view to 11 combined land and * -tx nt
i.irk upon the insurgent* position, to
the recovery of the port of I lanes.
Nipe Is separated from tfanes l>y th
Ran Ramon canal. Thnv column
marched on Panes. where they on- I
full view of the formidable and nearl
Impregnable insurgent position?. Re
Inforccmcnts have boon sent forwar
by the Spaniards and Admiral N'avarr
will sail to-morrow by the cruiser L?'
Bospi, for the Caribbean and thenre fo
Nlpi' to personally direct ib alt uk )>
s-u. The reinforcements expect .M wll
b" under General Llvaros.
Kvld?sillv an Important battle is 1
If the Insurgents try Jo def?>n
their advantageous stronghold an
their claim of being able to hold n *> }
j ?j-t (itii nnslety exist* with refer
once to t!?t> garrison of one hundre
men in the fort defending the quay a
ll.ines, _
A lit;'1 !<l ('ornrrnl.
CHICAGO, April 14.?The Tribune to
morrow will print a copy of u lette
!> ? urJtt.Mi In cx-nnvw
n.tr AftKcM Iti tw>. In which ?" Inform
tin- irii >i..f th?? Illinois st:iio unlv?r
<Uv i!mi I*re?*lrto:ir Htuldlm:. ??f th
(Huh** Snwln?ii Hunk, whh nfK^ul nm
11,i- th- tr i uc 'hip "f th'1 university
ijii\ min a11 i i hnk alwnvh ihknic
th.?t ho n*'Vt r ndors ?! Mr. Spaldtntt
N13W V? ?lllv -S.UI'.1: 1 *: i. l.m.l. Ant
U'l'i'p. Hi I'.'ul. Southampton; UtTnwnU
LiVTp.Mll.
Hol'TllAMPTON?-Hall'd: Travc, Nov
York
NEW YOllK?Worra, Onon*
< A LIVELY DAY
fi
y
>J The Kentucky Senatorial Struggle
0 Grown Sensational,
il
1 HUNTER IS STILL HOLDING OUT,
*
1M Wail (lug Only On* Vol? to EImC Him.
(1 Tli* llrlberjr luvcatlgatlou by U?? tirand
1 Jury Mill In Pruirtu-Qold UcraocrBti
u and llepnbllcaua Stand Against Black.
barn, and the Opposition to llultr
* L'ulieuu Alan?A Hllicht Scrap.
r
n FRANKFORT, Ky., April 14.?Before
- the hour for the joint legislative session
J; it was learned that the grand Jury hod
,{ decided to go deeper Into the bribery
- charges and would devote another day
n to the investigation. Then th* leglsjj
lature will act. Resolutions were ready
to-day for an Investigation. Deputy
Sheriff Sullivan served another long
list of witnesses, among them the lady
" who says she saw Dr. Hunter go Into
tho Gaines residence, the member who
e says he saw him on route there, un
official who is said to have begun th?
negotiation with Gaines and unother
- -? l
wiioae nam'* lias never ween mc?u?i.wu,
>. The question of the eligibility of the
x Republican us u Juror why is oppos0
ing the indictment* l;i said to be also
before the Jury.
Before the ballottlng began the
" UUwkburii Democrats asked that tho
ub?ontees be called and answered pres'*
ent, jus did the bolting Republicans,
showing they had made up their minds
to vote on all roll (.alls.
n The* completed roll call showed presf
ent 124; six pairs, and 63 necessary to a
choice. There was no change on the
' 30th ballot.
There was no motion to adjourn and
the 37th ballot began. Again there was
no change, and the ballot was a copy
of the otith.
1 A deputy sheriff arrived at the capltol
at II o'clock armed with subpoenas
, for Representative Clarke, one of the
jj anti-Hunter men, and half a dozen
. newspaper correspondents. It was also
[' stated that a subpoena had been Issued
(j for .Mayor Todd, of Louisville, who has
, boon in Frankfort a great deal of the
time endeavoring to assist Dr. Hunter,
but the deputy was unable to And Mr.
Todd.
It wns stated this morning that John
W. Gaines, father of Capt. Noel GaInes,
I, who brought the charges of bribery
against Hunter, had been summoned
before the grand jury and that he
B would swear one of the most prominent
- men Jn Louisville had offered him
_ money with which to buy votes foh
, Hunter.
At the beginnlg of the 38th ballot it
- was observed that the vote: Hunter 61,
* opposition 62. left the latter exactly
n strong enough to win. All stuck to
- first choice on the third ballot for the
? day.
During the fourth ballot the Gold
e Democrats said that they would not
- propose an adjournment till the Repubo
1 leans asked for it, and the Republicans'cttTd
they would never ask for it;
e There was no material change in the
vote. Sandwlrhes and other refreshu
ments were ordered. f
r During the sixth bal/ot. RopresehtiiS'
- tlve Lyons, the Hunter leader, went
it over to Senator Clark and began talk?'
ing to him. Clark asked him some
# question. Lyons answered him facetiously
and Clark Jumped up and starte
ed to knock him down. Lyons Jumped
d back and Clark was caught by mem
bers around him. The lieutenant gove
ernor called to Sergeant-at-Arms Bomr.
mers, "Arrest those men at once."
e Summers took him at his word and
nulled Lyons alone toward the aisle.
s when mutual frlonds explained that
e Lyons never Intended to muke trouble.
When the roll call was done Mr. Goes
bcl said some confusion had resulted
11 because of the "scrap." and he wanted
e a recapitulation of the vote, which
showed no material change.
Seven ballots were tnk?'n to-day In
nil, making forty-two ballots that have
,, been taken at the present extra session.
The vote In some of the ballots was
changed by temporary pairs, but none
of the changes of the day were materih
nl. Dr. Hunter, the Republican nomo
inee, hHd 61 votes and the field held 63.
s The llehl had Just the required number
fur election, but tho Blnckburn men,
,l the <?old Democrats and the bolting
- Kepublkans could not unite on nnylt
body.
Kx-Secretary Carlisle arrived at his
hoine In Covlnpton to-day, and his
presence in the state caused some coinr.
inent on his name as a compromise
0 candidate, but he secured no votes.
5 FLOOD CONDITIONS
Ar? Morr FnmrMlilc A ?'<-? rd I itg to f.orcrn"
IIIrr?t ltrpnr(?.
0 WASHINGTON", April 14,-Such Information
as readied tho war department
to-day respecting the floods In the
Mississippi valley was generally favorable.
There was some correspondence
by telegraph between the government Inspecting
officer* and commissary Ken
f. cr?l miOlYHIl 1IVIV, ii? iu VJIC *.!???? VI
* steamboats for the transportation of
s supplies and for the conveyance of the
Inspecting officer* on their investigations,
but little news sim to the ?ltuatlon on the
river save that contained In one dispatch
from General Gillespie, the president of
tb?? Mississippi river commission, to Gen.
Wilson, chief of engineers. Gen. Gillespie
transmits the following telegram
from Llout Newoomi r? one??t the engineers
now at Greenville, Miss., under date
of last night:
"Have just passed alonjr the r<oufslana
levees la my district. Found the situation
favorably on the whole, though some
uncertainty ns to the amount of rise com\
Ing In the Yazoo causes considerable
anxiety on soveral long reaches of low
loveeM which are now being topped up.
There arc favorable reports from the rest
of the district,
LOUISIANA'S FIGHT
To Sivr II*r Lr?*?i-\York Thoroughly
Orcmiltril.
N*K\V ORLEANS. April 14.?"Louhdnna
has made a flne fight and deserves
success." said Chairman Morrison, of
the Inter-state commerce commission,
during a trip along the harbor y esterday.
"It "he escapes without a crovass*'
li will have a beneficial effect upon tile
country."
The S'-ntlinoht wni Justified by t!i
r fii< :. . for the struggle in prthabiy ui.
Paralleled In any Miction. The Hny-u
Lafourche jitit* wjih riven up 1 wo ween*
* oro. hut the planter* ttr?* id If? holding It
~ The engineer* deelared that nothing
" jdn-rt ol' :i miracle eould hold the IVna
Man line, hut work has never oeiiaed an
Ins. tut. Vt'Htenhw word that 15a'
vnttniH', 011 the Atohafalnya river,
u\m about < > ?:o. The planter# at once
'.-anizr i and d'dared that the Hood
/h<uild not conquf.', no matter what 1t
? Vhe Texas and Pacific rood rutin
. n|i '.. > !,i. of iho love there and genevit
Thorne lohird the defend
im'm 11v t l< ruiph. \ i" ulcr wa? inl. I
I forces thoroughly oritnnlxed, a tuwmlll I
| In the vicinity act ta work unci now flvo |
/
hundred men uro engaged In the measure
of protection. This is but u nampta
of t lie work going on all along the river
In this state.
The city wharves are found too low
for the rising river, which Is covering
many of them. There la no danger here,
for barricades can foully bo built and
managed, but 1l will result In the old
levees being abandoned and now and
higher wharves being constructed within
the nuxt year.
The Queen and Crescent has already
given orders for n highe** wharf, as
platforms hod to be built so ao to unload
the fruit ships.
There came near being a nf?nsatlon
last night. Four men In a skiff tried
to cut the leveo at Davis, on the opposite
Ride of the river, eighteen miles
above the city. There the great crevasse
of 18W occurred. Armed men pursued
them In a boat, but the daring mlacre
urns ?scaifeu. iw?ny-uv.men
patrol that onelevee each night and
tampering with the bank will mean
death.
TERRIBLE PROBABILITY.
Contrary to Prediction* Flood Hltaatlon
la Wort*?In the Delta the Water May
I'revrut Replanting of Crop*.
mem phis;Tenn.. April 14.-The river
continues to slowly rise at Vlcksburg,
and all point* Mouth, and the situation
along the Louisiana system of levees l?
acute. The waters are Deing nunea
gulfward with tremendous force, and
several thousand men are working and
watching night and day in one grand
effort to hold the embankments intact.
Reports from the overflowed MissUslppi
delta to-night are not encouraging.
The expected fall In the waters that
extend for miles and miles over the fertile
valley has not occurred. Many well
known planters express the fear that
the yellow stream will not recede until .
June?too late to plant this year's crop.
Much suffering still exists In the Sunflower
and Vogue Pialla country,whera
hundreds of negroes have deserted their
cabins and are huddled on high grounds
and the railroad tracks. Many cabins
are submerged to their very roofs.whlle
several have been swept from their
foundations and carried away by the
swift current.
Near Oreenvllle to-day two negroes
were drowned In an attempt to reach
dry land.
Throughout the overflowed area rain
fell in torrents last night and part of
a? 5Ui..n? th<> dnwnnnur was
of sucli vloleneo that great pumps were
pot to work In the lower part of the
city. The water pained so rapidly that
the pumps had to be discontinued on
account of driving felts becoming soaked
and unmanageable.
The whole of the southern part of Helena
is under water from one to four
feet deep, and those who had provided
themselves with boats were fortunate.
The pumps were started up nealti tonight
and It is expected the water will
bo thrown out of the streets In three or
four days. Owing to the great rain
storm, the river did not fall at Helena
to-day, but stands stationary.
At Memphis the river Is stationary tonight.
As the river Is falling at Cairo,
and as the rainfall throughout the territory
draining Into the Mississippi at
Memphis and above has been heavy,the
local observer predicts that during the
ensuing twenty-four hours there will
probably be a slight rise at this point.
The work of relieving the flood sufferers
with the government funds appropriated
by Congress for that purpose
Is progressing smoothly. In the second
district, extending from Memphis
to Helena. local relief stations have
been established and placed in charge
of responsible men. Nothing now remains
to be done in the districts now
except to ship supplies every week to
the relief stations.
So far no relief stations have been
definitely eHtabllshed in any of the districts
below Helena, but tho army officers
who have been sent into these districts
on a tour of Inspection, are expected
to report within a few days.
When these reports are filed and the
relief stations suggested, the army officers
will then have the entire situation
well In hand and will be able to supply
the needs of all the flood sufferers in
the entire overflowed country.
LESS DANGER
At Omaha, bat Condition* Still Critical*
Workmen D?u?and tltgbrr Pay.
OMAHA, April 14.-?To-night there If
lew danger of the threatened cut oft by
the Missouri river and unless there la an
unlocked for rise or n high wind from the
north ft is not probable that much more
damage will 1)5 done. The hastily built
dyke that stemmed the torrent from
Florence I-ake on Tuesday was greatly
strengthened to-day and hajj almost
stopped the flow at the most threatening
uninf. Th<? water has spread out over a
tvJ dor stretch of territory And surrounds
:i feu* more houses, but the change In
the channel of the Missouri has been
averted for the time at least.
The workmen employed along the levee
Ft ruck to-day for double pay. They
were getting fifteen cents an hour and
demanded thirty. Their demands wcra
refused and they quit work. Other men
were easily secured.
On the Iowa side of the river, south of
Council Bluff*, the water has inundated
farms for a distance of thro** or four
miles back from the stream. 'Hie water
enme up In the ntprht and the formers rsport
many hogs. cattle and horses
drowned. These reports are coming in
to-night from every point along- the river
as far south as St. Joseph. The flood is
the worst since the inundation of lRSl
and is doing immense damage to property
along the river's edge. The flood
seems to have reached its height anil will
probably fall from now on.
Ainnwv ftnTt.nnff
At VIrkibarg-Ouly u HnMtlon of Unman
iCittlnrnaiir*.
VTCKSBURG, Miss., April 14 ?At 6
o'clock this evening the situation is Indeed
a gloomy one. Cloudy with IJght
rains and n promise of high wind tonight
and the great sea of water slowly
but surely rising, promising to no
above all work for Its retention and tho
protection of the great valley is lost till
situation.
At 6 p. m.. tlie river has reached 51.6
feet on the gauge, every Inch now is
more than a f<*>t somedays ago. for
miles the Louisiana lino has stood their
extreme limit and the rising river la
being held hack by the most untiring
efforts ever made by any people.
Human endurance is fast giving way
and it Is now only a question of how
much more and ho\v much lonKcr tn?
worktop forces can last. At the above
named hour the conditions arc such a*
?-> i-.iuso the jrrcatcHl onxMy and alarm
and each coming hour \* dreaded. The
general situation Jx hut JJttle changed
from that of yesterday.
HVrntlirr Knifrnit fur Ti?-?1nv.
For Wfsi Virginia, oeeaslonul i?hower?;
northerly winds, hiromtni; variable.
)*or U. Kern TVnn*.vInjnf? /??d Ohio,
K''Uemlly fair ThurjKluy: warmer; light
vt>r|ahlo winds, becoming southerly,
l.uoal i'riii|?rra(itrr.
The temperaturo yesterday n? observed
in- i\ Sehnepf. drmrsist. corner Market
juYl Kourtccrith Mvcetti, wan an follows:
T ii. >n r.j ?, p. m M
a, ni T i>. m H
1:' in Woathep-Changit.
TO felt quickly. we off op a nl? ^ KranIch
& Ifcich upright. piano nt ;i bargain.
U has been used, but is In the ix"?t of
condition. P. W. BAUMER CO.

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