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VOLUME XLV?NUMBER 227. WHEELING, W. YA., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.-Jnruaa/n. ' 1 ?? CUBA LIBRE. Action by this Government will be Token Soon. late official information Laid Before Senate Committee Contains Startling Facts. CITIZENS OF UNITED STATES Starring tojr the Hundred* and Daprlrod of Thatr Piopcrly by Weyler'a Order*. President McKlnl.r Taking GrM^ laicrtili aid CtKatlvt Action will t>e Taken Klther Directly or Tbronili a Ilecontmandatlon to CougrcM?genatora Tboroaghlf Aroand. WASHINGTON. Me.y It?There wan a sudden mnd violent outbreak of Cuban ?ntiment to-day nt the capltol and durlnfr the early hours the drift of opinion was strongly towards speedy and radical action by both Congress and the executive. but later there was somewhat of a reaction upon its becoming known that the President, while keenly ullve to the situation and anxious to learn everything possible that could guide his condust of our Cuban and Spanish relations, felt that further information was neceaisry and that for the immediate present the question was not one of recognition oI the belligerency or independence of the Cuban insurgents but of relief for the American citizens destitute and helpless In the towns of the queen of Antilles. Th- senate foreign relations committee it thoiild be stated, while airreelnK with the necessity for relief of the suffering Americans, is favorable to inore radical measures and a number of Its members are earnestly desirous of instant action by the l?xecutive in aid of the Insurgents but have not succeeded in converting the administration to their views that present action is appropriate and Imperative. The event of the day was a report to their colleagues by the sub-committee of the foreign relations committee which yest-rday examined the state department Cuban reports. This statement, thougn not piven to the public, was so far disclosed In character as to give rise to a (food Jeal of exerted comment among senators and members. The report based upon facta presented by the United States consuls In Cuba, It Is said, brings out In strong relief the destitution which .xltts not only among the Cuban* but ?.T:.>ncthe Americans and padflcos now on the Island, who were driven from their f^rras and Into the towns by Weyler's orders and thereby prevented from aupportlng themselves. Moving Stwdllf, For several days past the subject matter of this report has been under discus?lon quietly among a few of the friends of Cuba in Congress, and they have lost no opportunity of impressing upon the President their convictions that It la his duty as the chief executive to delay no linger in taking active steps to terminate the present condition of affairs In f'uba. These representations, however, have not been sufficient to Induce hasty action. Th?? President is moving steadily and with all speed that safety and round judgment warrant in the collection of facts touching the conditions that exist upon the island to-day. To thin end Mr. Cainoun i? now- jn Cuba, offlclally on another mission. but also charged with the observation of the condition? that prevail. When he has reported to the Prerident. and the latter hah gathered what he regard* as a suftlcient store of Information, baaed on facts that cannot be questioned, he will be teady either to take himself or to suggest to Congress such action aa these facts warrant. Meanwhile h.* ha* under earnest consideration the best means of affording relief to Americans suffering as a result of the conditions on the Island. At the Spanish legation. th?? news of the developments at the capitol to-day was received with composure. Of course the action of the committee could not be openly discussed without violation of the strict etiquette which governs the dlpli<matie body In Irs relations to Congress, but it was suggested that the fact that the entire attention of the senate for month* to come would be engrossed by i rariff bill might have determined the friends of the Cubans to endeavor to secure unme sort of action by Congress before the tariff debate begins. It Is not denied at the legation that suffering exists In Cuba, but such suf ? i"?? ? l?! 4a nlmnat flltv-iva In c-Ment to war. It is contended that tho Spanish government ha* done nil that !t could, with the m?*ans at hand to alleviate all thl? distress. It was pointed out that Spain ha* granted permission to the Hod Cros.i through Miss Barton t?? extend itj irood offices to the destitute In Cuba, and moreover, will not place any nbatacIoh in the way of any proper charity in the United States which ha? the same il ! in v11 w .All th.it Is aj?ked is that the f ."d supplies contributed for the relief nf the destitute are not used to maintain the 'uban Insurrectionary forces in their reslitsnce to the Spanish government. THE BENATECOMMITTEE Important Information ? Morgan Hr?otnllon Kavorfd-Prfildint MrKInl*V Malting Inqnlrlea, and I1U Action .Mar t?r Awallril. WASHINGTON. May 1.1.?The senate committee on foreign relations to-day had the Cuban question under consideration on the basis of the report of the sub-committee appointed yesterday to ?.onfor with the President and Secretary Sherman. The report was prepared by Senator* Davis and Foraker. the Republican members of the Hub-rommltt?-e. Senator Morican, the Democratic member. di-cUnlng tf? participate In it. Th<- report consisted of a concise statement ..f the content* of official reports ""in american conauin hi vuim, muminic the Information up to within n wwk ?.f th" preaent time. Thin report con% flrma the newapaper roporti n* to the situation of affaire In the Island am! even goes farther In depleting n deplorable Nituatlon than do the newapaper Rtorlea. I0?p"<-lal Ktrem In laid upon the condition of American cltlxenn In the Inland. ??r theae It In positively stated that there are hundred* In a starving condition and moat wretchedly clothed. I>oat)ix of Americana from starvation arc dally reported. They are scattered Iri all part a of the Inland and an- chown no consideration whatever because of their American cltl*ennhlp. They are K-ncrnlly persona who reside on the plantations. hut who have been driven from their hornea to the towns or con* " ntradoa arid who. being amont: stranKTa and without employment, ar?? com* relied to subsist on almoat nothing. They are not allowed to return to their plantations even to plrk berries or to nenire the leant article of subsistence. They are theoretlrally under the ''are of the Fpanlsh army, but the army la without a commissariat. They have no mean* of leaving the Island. Their condition Is pronounced wholly deplorable. Sliunld toe Itcirmltxt. The committee wan especially Impressed with this recital, and the opinion generally expressed that the situation should be remedied If possible. It was considered as placing even a worse aspect upon the question of our relntlons to Cuba than thu Imprisonment of Americans, of which there are comparatively few Instances. The report also indicates a generally wretched condition of all the Inhabitants of the Island, because of the scarcity of food and money, especially In the centers of population and bccauso also of the pressure of the most mallxnant diseases, such as yellow fever, smallpox and dysentery. These diseases the native withstand with comparative ease, but they are especially oppressive to the Spanish soldiery. The reports Indicate that the Spanish army Is not so strong now as It wax a Iniwalv nn itrrminf itf ravuges while they indicate no diminu* tlon of the Insurgent force*. The report* upon which the sub-cornmlttee's brief ?u based were from various consuls. Including Consul General Lee. They make no recommendation* a* to American policy, but merely five the situation a* they see It. In view of the development* In the committee Senator Morgan agreed not to pre** the consideration of hi* resolution to-day, but he will make an effort to have the <iue*tlon made the unttnlshi ed business Monday at 2 o'clock. II Nay Put. This acquiescence on the Alabama senator's part to temporary delay is understood to be given under the impression that It will result in bringing to the resolution the support of the entire committee on foreign relation*. This will, of course, materially stregthen the resolution In the senate, and it is believed by lta friends will expedite Its passage there. The delay by the senate committee on foreign relation* In taking no action until Monday I* for the purpose of giving the President an opportunity to act. Representation* have been made to the President that there is necessity for Immediate action. It ha* also been represented that the matter of recognition ought to be by the executive and not by the legislative branch of the government. The President ha* been urged al*o to take some step* looking toward the relief of the starving American* in Cuba. It Is the belief of member* of the committee that he President will take action before Monday, but if nothing is done by that time there is no doubt that the committee wil urge the Morgan resolution in me strongest terms jhjssible There will be prartlcally unanimous expressions of opinion In favor of the resolution by the foreign relations committee. Home may ralae the oonntitutlonal question against It. but will not urge it very hard, but at the name time will exxpress sympathy with Tuba and say that some action ought to be taken, but maintain that the action should be by the executive and not by Congress. M'KINLET INTERESTED. Gathering all th* Information PotalbU on th? Caban Qaratlon. WASHINGTON. May 13.? President McKinley devoted two hours to-day to listening to an unofficial report on the Cuban situation a* given to him by Edwin T. AtkynSr of Borton. who has extensive sugar plantations in Cuba. Mr. Atkyns is a warm personal friend of Secretary Long. and luis Just returned from Cuba, and to-day the secretary arcompanled him to the White house. They arrived shortly after 1 o'clock and were Immediately shown Into the cabinet room. The President sent for Judge Day. the n4*l*tant secretary of state, and fh* HlarlnimUhM trio for tnro bourn listened to Mr. Atkyns* exposition of the Cuban situation os Indicated by the military operations and with rotation to the American interests on the Island. Durlnjr the conference all visitors were excluded, many senators and representatives belnp denied admission. It is not known what Mr. Atkyns said to the President, but there 1** reason to believe hi* representations favored the Insurgents. Mr. Atkyns, during the early part of the revolution was inclined toward* the pro-Spanish side of the controversy. but, It U assaerted. Is now convinced that the Interests of the Island demand the victory of the Insurgents. The President Is irntherlnp all the Information obtainable on Culwi and In the lljrht of this and the report of Mr. Calhoun, now In Havana, will decide on his course of action. SOCKLESS JERRY AGAIN. II* Oue* More GtU "Sat Upon" by th? f>pr alter and Then l?y lb? loate?Tlie ' CxmrV* Harea?n?. WASHINGTON. D. C.. May 13.?The Indian appropriation bill was disposed of by Ihe house to-day with the exception of the provision for opening the Utah ffllsonlle lands, which was poet poned until Monday. The conrerence report. Which establishes an Indian warehouse nt Omaha. ratifies. the lease of tho Seneca oil lands and adds one to the Indian Territory courts, wu adopted by a vote of M to 47. Nearly two hours were consumed In a parliamentary squabble on tho point rained by Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, that the rule for seml-wookly sessions was in violation of the constitution. Mr. Simpson (Pop.. Kan..) endeavored to renew his attack upon the speaker for falling to appoint committees and censured tho Republicans for not mustering a quorum. Ho was declaring that there wore more Democrats and Populists than Republicans present, when the speaker sustained tho point that ho was out of order. "I have been In doubt whether I had any rights in this house lately." Mr. Simpson shouted, and h?* was compelled to take his seat under the rule. Mr. Payno (Hep., N. Y.) called Mr. Simpson to order, and to hlrn tho Kansan said: "The speaker recognizes that you will do his bidding and you will get a good place on a committee all right. I know that there Is a good deal <>r anxiety on that point among tho Repu hi leans." This taunt moved Mr. Dlngley and Mr. W. A. Stone (Hep., Pa.) lo call Mr. Simpson to order. Th?? question whether Mr. Simpson should be permitted to proceed In order was put to the house and many Republicans voted no, while others refrained from voting, no Mr. Slmpann ny a voir of hO to 67 wnn given the floor. When Mr. Hlmpfon proceeded, however, hln Htatenvnt* caused the apeaker to declare him out of order. Thereupon several Democrat* profited again at Mr. SlmpHon'ft being taken from the floor. Iii explanation Mr. Rood said: "The ehalr mihmlta to the houae that crlt I < l.suiH of what the chair <tl?J al mmr pant time ?r'' not In order, not because tho chair In above crltlclnm or above attack, bin becauiw tho speaker la tho ?p< ak>-r of the houae, and aurh attack* are not conduclvo to order. The apeaker cannot reply to them In a fragmentary manner, and II In not denirabio that r-'ply bo made. If any objection I* to be rondo to the apeaker'a conduct it con bo made at tho time and direct." There woe aorae lllibuatering, after which the house finally decided that Mr. Simpson could not speak. whereupon he appealed to the chair to bo lnfurmod "Where am I at?" "The chair has never been able to And anybody who knew that." waa the reply. At 3:18 the house udjourned until Monday. TILLMAN ON DECK | With Kenaalloiial Spc?cli on ih? fiS|?r Trait Maltir-Wkiilian Inviillialits. WA8HINOTON, D. C.. May 13.-After u long period of calm, tho senate was considerably agitated to-day, first by a discussion of the senate sugar investigation. and then by a preliminary skirmish on the tariff bill. The Allen resolution to bring Elverton It. Chupman beforo the bar of the senato was debated In somewhat monotonoua style until Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina, itavf* a. tirr?*.?nf tn th?? aubimt by referring to reports that senators, within the past week, had speculated In sugar stock. "As the representatives of seventy million people," sind Mr. Allen In opening the discussion, "we cannot afford to permit Mr. Chapman, the representative of a powerful organization which It has been charged exercises great. Influence over this body, to go unwhlpped." The discussion assumed a legal and technical phase. Messrs. Faulkner, of West Virginia, White, of California, and Hpooner, of Wisconsin, arguing on the law applying to Chapman. Mr. Chandler spoke briefly, saying he could not believe a pardon would be granted Chapman. The senator stated that he considered It would be futile to undertake now to reopen the sugar investigation of four years ago. Mr. Tillman was then recognised for a speech which caused a distinct sensation on the floor and In the galleries. "It seem* to me." said Sir. Tillman, "that wo are not after Chapman. The original Investigation was not intended to punish Chapman, but to discover whether any senator on this floor had been guilty of using his official position to make money by speculating In stocks which were influenced by his action os a senator on the committee which reported the tariff bill. It Is not worth while to try to cover up this matter with badinage and flippancy. The senator from New Hampshire will excuse me. I do not Intend that ns any reflection upon his language, but It does api>ear to xne that he treated It rather flippantly. "There are to-day In the newspapers , of this country charges floating about and being sent broadcast, signed by correspondents In the gallery, to the effect that last week, when the new tariff bill was reported with a change In the sugar schedule, that tnree eenmora nau sp?vulated in augur stock. We have another stench on our hand*. and Instead of It being a differential In favor of the trust of a third of n cent. as that was*. It la now two-third* In favor of the trust. "There art' two correspondents who have over their own signatures charged that senators have speculated within the lust week and made money. Now, If you want to investigate, you have a new reason to investigate. If you Intend to fret at the true inwardness of the matter, to get at the truth and to punish those who are guilty, say so. and do so. or eis? hush. That is the whole sum and suostance of It. We do not want Chapman. We want Havemeyer. We want theman who bought your men, if they were bought. That Is what we are here for; and now. let the senator who has moved to refer the matter, and who loves the dignity of the senate as much as any other man. take the resolution to his committee and bring back a measure here that wll mean something. We can now make those men who have charged that senators have speculated say where they got the Information, or we can punish them for contempt. We can call on Havemeyer. and the sugar trust grandees and make them answer or put them In Jail for contempt. Either Investigate so as to find the truth and punish the criminal or nunn. An Mr. Tillman finished there was noapplause, hut for a moment there was a utlr In the galleries which promised something of a demonstration. *nje debate promptly proceeded, howover. again branching into legal channels. At 2:20 p. m. the senate went Into executive session. GAINES APPOINTMENT. The AnnoniKfiuriu wai Prrm?t?re?It vrlll b* Muclf, Hotrevfi-. Spcclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, May 13.-The announcement made of the nomination of Hon. J. H. Gaines, as district attorney for West Virginia was premature. Ills nam<? has not gone to the senate. That the President promised Senator Elkins to make the appointment is true, and this will be done, probably within a day or two. at any rate as noon as the necessary forma can bo complied with. It Is a conceded fact, also, that Elliott Northcott, of Huntington, and Samuel C. Burdette. of Charleston, will be the two assistant attorneys. This was stated as an absolute certainty to-night. Other important appointments for tho state will be made at an early date, but the ? ?.-Mw> iinimlntiui* ar? nnt *!la_ closed. Thf Tariff BUI. WASHINGTON. Mar 13.-The senate committee on finance reached an understanding to-day by which it was practically agreed that the debate on the tariff bill should begin on Monday the 24th instant. Senator Aldrlch will call up the bill Thursday of next week for the purpose *>f making a statement regarding the bill, but after this Is done there will be no further effort to pet the bill up until the following Monday. This concession was made out of deference to the wishes of tlie Democratic members and because of the delay In getting the comparative statements In shape. ffnr Claim PaiKil. Special I)l?patch to the Intelllgrncrr. WASHINGTON. May 13.?Senator Faulkner has secured the passage by the senate of the bill Introduced by him for the relief of tho trustees of St. Joseph's Catholic church In Martlnsburg. The bill directs the secretary of tho treasury to pay to Bishop Augustine Vandebyver. for The UM4? of the church, the sum of $2 880 In full for use and occupation of the house <>f worship by the Union troops during the war of the rebellion BRIEF TELEGRAMS. John W. EcholH ban boon ro-eloctod nntlonnl prcfldcnt of tho A. P. A. Charles Cornelius, of Pittsburgh, wna elected rcjront of tho Royal Arcanum <?f Pennsylvania and .1. W. Wright, of Alleghony, Brand secretary. Tho trial of Farrow, tho all<'Roil pittaburgh Insurance awlndler. ended yostorday and tho Jury returned a scaled vordiet, which haw not yot boon openod. At the session of th?* Catholic Knights of America, In *o*don In MoblK Ala., n committee wrui appoints.! to codify thrco plann of Insurance and report hereafter. At yesterday's action of tho A. O. H.. Hoard of Krln, a committee wan appointed to meet with a nlmllar commit too nf tho Hoard of America to vffcct a union of tho two factions WOMAN SUFFRAGE In Colorado Defended by the Women Themaelvea FROM Tilt NEWSPAPER REPORTS To the Effect that the Experiment Is Failure. THEIR RECORD IS PRESENTED To HibiUDlUto the Claim that Politic* ? Have Dwd Pirtflid, It* form laws Inatfaratid and Pnblle Eiprndltim Redaced ? iMllgbtMaint on Political Kconomf on tbe Incrtaw, and the Hal. lot Box Karronndtd by Klivatlng Inflaancea?A Htrong Defama. DENVER, Colo., May 13.-The Colorado Equal Suffrage Association and the Civic Federation of Denver make che following statement in reply to report* circulated ?rf late regarding the results of woman suffrage in Colorado: We, the members of the Colorado Equal Suffrage Association, and of the Civic Federation of Denver, having had our attention called to sensational and misleading reports of some eastern Journals concerning the results of impartial suffrage In our state, are impelled to issue a brief answering statement: We do not claim that phenomenal good has been secured by the vote of women. Tho tyranny of political machinery, made effective by lung usage under the management of trained workers cannot be overcome by the enthusiasm of raw* recruit*. We do claim that the women of Colorado have a vital part In the great movement that Is everywhere seeking a better social order. Th-* successful outcome of the late municipal election in Denver, occurring as it did three years after our franchlsement wan the flr?t triumph of an organized effort ma<le by women to influence conventions aad carry on election. Thin success is considered an earnest of future achievement through woman's ballot In the Interest of reform Never before a?i since the establishment of impartial suffrage in our state, has there been.here such concentrated effort in behalf of reform legislation. Hills relating to "civil service." Jobal option "in determinate sentence." a "new 1 ?- "Imnrnvn.! priuiaij ian auu laws" wero all proposed and endorsed try organizations of women .The flr*t leglsture of the new order passed a bill giving the wife equal rights with her husband In the possession of theJr children and th*? 1)111 ral-lng to eighteen yearo the age of legal protection for girls. In our present house of representative the effort toward practical economic reform Is Illustrated In the careful work of the printing committee which, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Gonlne, Is found to have co9t the state $2,000 less during the session lately adjourned than ever before. Mrs. PNV?r'? Rrc*r?l.| To the efficiency of Mrs. Peavey'a admlnlstratlnn of the offices of state superintendent of public instruction, commissioner of school lands and state librarian, tine testimony Is given by the German element of our population which 1? usually . tpptoed t?> th?? recognition of women as citizens of the commonwealth. Th? Denver Herald, a Journal published in the German tongue, says In one of Its January Issues: "Mrs. Feavy showed a zeal in performing her official duties hitherto unknown in state officials. Of unlmp^-achablo devotion to duty and great Integrity, inspired and upheld by firmness and uprightness of character -.V... >?? nnlv ntton<! <! tn the dutV of OVW seeing the teaching in the schools, but Insist^ that the business of the boards to which she belonged should be handled In proper manner. Often she was obliged to call the male member* of tho boards to book when they wished to lay on the table measures demanding much tlino and attention; white In her school land* commission works she prevented many a bad swindle by her energetic Investigation and always protected the poorer people against the greed of tbs more powerful." If the absurd and unfounded comments of the eastern press In regard to the liability of Colorado women to the requirements of military sen-Ice and rumors of unwomanly violence of temper In important state conventions be worthy of notice. It may be answered that the women of the centennial state are as securely exempt from military duty as are tho women living under the control of those states which still deny to them ths gentle but effective weapon of the ballot. Further we answer that no representative convention has had such experience of wild disorder a* has been announced by uninformed eastern papers. In regard to the effect of universal suffrage In Colorado upon the temperam.' question, it to found that although the ranks of temperance have not been largely recruited, because women as well as men are in doubt as to the wisdom of working for temperance through a distinct party, temperance legislation has been materially assisted. Three years ago only three Colorado cities prohibited tho sale of Intoxicants. Now twentyseven municipalities refuse to grant license for their sale Aitu Dlsulty* An interesting fact has lately been noted In regard to the relative dignity of tho two houses of our legislature. The lower house outranks the senate In the 1...? of l.iirUlnf|vi> delfhem Hon. Tin' few women who ?U <is memTwrs In the representative hall of our beautiful Colorado capltol ?eetn, unconsciously. to impose upon Its procovdlngs a greater regard for the amenities of ppcech nnd conduct than Is olwerved In the upper house, where there ore yot no women to be considered. No lew characteristic of western chivalry Ih the lmj?rovement that woman'.s presence has mnde in th?* localltlo* of primary meeting* and polling booths. In many precincts, where formerly they were held in stable# or drinking; saloons, primaries are now convened in home parlors and pooling booths nre arranged In respectable building* and voting Is Invariably conducted with decorum. Slncv the success of the legislature referendum "f 189S, rh<i women of Colorado have evinced a remarkable Interest In all things pertaining to the general good. Ltecause their opinions expressed through the ballot box have due weight In bringing about actual results they have fp|t it their duty to make themselves acquainted with the principles and methods of government. All this in it thrlce-told tale, whose repetition, however. It seems necessary to con 111)114 unill llrt i Fnnn (wni-iraiiIho ?lull *?ar?i of .tnclrnt prejudice ami the oh*tInat<* dcafn?>?* of thivc who will not hear. Th# Mm thing ta charmingly repeated by a brljrht Denver woman, who. In reply to aniicltous Inquiries of nncaatcrn friend, wrote: "Whethi-r our character haa deteriorate! by the uso of th%- Imllot, or whether an Improvement la Indicated by an In creased interest in educatbnai, social and civil question*, is not for us to say. Tills we may affirm: "That while we enjoy the self respect that comes from recognized freedom, we are conscious of no deterioration In essential womanliness and detect no diminution of courtesy on the part of our masculine friends. The vocation of housewife is no whit less honored thsn before the acknowledgement of our individuality as citizens, and we still love our husbands, children and homes iu* always. Under the pressure of responsibility wo have a living interest in the moral and social Issues of the day which wo did not feel in the time of disfranchisement, when we hod no Incentive to study the principles involved and no part In correcting public evils. "WV believe that the sympathy and cooperation of men and women in the things that concern good government 1h an important step in the process of social evolution." It Is evident that every year will And the Colorado woman a more effective citizen, but she has learned the lesson of patience, and is now able to recognize that the errors of many generations can be overcome only by the slow process of athical development and that the mental and spiritual plane worthy of true humanity can sooner be reached through the concentrate and conscious effort of the best element* of society in every state. (Signed.) K. A. G. PATTERSON, President Colorado Equal Suffrage Association. HELEN O. ECOB, Corresponding Secretary Colorado Equal Suffrage Association. SUB M. HALL. President Civic Federation. MARY P. ROLLER, Corresponding Secretary Clcic Federation. COL T. B. SWAXN DEAD. The Veteran loldler and Nan ot Pnbl s A (fa Ira Paun Away. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., May 13.-Col. Thomas Beverly Swann, died at his home on Kanawha street. In this city, this morning:, in the seventy-second year of hlo age, after an Illness of about fourteen months. Col. Swann wan well known throughout the state and his name has been associated with the public affairs of Charleston for nearly half a century. During the war he served in the Confederate army, commanded a company of volunteers and afterwards was made colonel of a battalion. He came here in 1849 and opened a law office In partnership with his brother, John Swann, who sur vlves him. He was an Influential and public spirited citizen and highly valued by the people of thi* community. The funeral services will be conducted from St. Johns' P. E. church here, of which be was a life long- member. "CONSCIENCE IS ON GUARD." Eloquent and Patriotic Rpwch of Arch* bishop Ireland on th* Foundation of Cltlacuahlp at lb* ClivtUnd Banquet. CLEVELAND, O.. May 11?Nearly 400 of the leading business and professional men of the city attended the annual banquest of the chamber of commerce at the Hollenden this evening. The guest of the evening was Archbishop Ireland, all others in attendance being members. After the banquet, President W. R. "Warner made a neat speech outlining the achievements and prospects of the chamber Senator M. A. Ilaiina responded to the "Plpvpland?Industrial and Com merclnl." Senator Hanna demonstrated the fact that he is a good Clevelander In a terse and pointed review of Cleveland's business interests and the bright outlook for her in the race for supremacy among the great cities. Archbishop Ireland spoke upon "The Sure Foundation of a True Citizenship." He sp<?ke In part as follows: "The greatness of America Is hor democracy. America, as no other nation, honors manhood, consecrates its rights and gives It the freedom to develop Its powers and satisfy Its ambitions. America Is the nation of the people, governed for the people, by the people, and to become one of the people of America It suffices to be a man. "The peril of America Is In her democracy. I have myself fullest faith In the democracy of America, because I have faith In the people of America and because the democracy of this country has amid terrific trials proven its right and power to live. 1 have faith, too, In the future democracy of the world, because the manifest evolution of humanity 1* toward it. an<l the iMng who moves humanity makos no mistake. "Whence will come to democracy the potency of Immorality? With reverence I pronounce ttie sacred word?Conscience. Conscience ruling, Americans uill be law- abiding poople; for consciousness commands obedience to law and proclaims that the law of the nation is the law of the supreme governor of men, and of nations?Almighty God. "A nation without conscience Is a na tlon without n soul. The sooner the earth Ih rid of tt the better It Is for humanity; nothing Rood or great con come from it. "Whatever the differences of conditions arising from inequality of talanta and opportunities, all men. and nil classes of men must be allowed their own; else nil is chaos and death. Take away conscience on election day; let voters* like the populace of Old Rome scramble for food and pleasure; democracy will have Riven up the ghost and either an "impersonator" will trample upon American liberties or anarchy will light over the land its lurid fires. Americans, fear not. Conscience Ih on guard. Lord MacAuley Imagines a crisis In America. The peril from which democracy cannot escape, he writes, "will befall it In a season of hard times, when the masses of the people will make use of their political power to despoil the rich, and ditrupt society." Americans fear not. MacAuley did not know the people of America; America Is safe; conscience is on guard. After making a plea for the moral education of the youth and condemning aensatlonal Journalism, the archbishop closed as follows: 'American*. we love Amorica: we fain would make hor (Treat; our hours' prayer I* may she be immortal. to blr?5?? during i?gos our sonn ami tholr Kons. and those that will be horn of them: to bleu* during nges all people, who may strive In their own land for civil and political liberty." Tliej- m r Mlalnformnl. VIENNA, May 13.?At a large conference of Austrian manufacturers held here to-day It was resolved to call upon the government to endeavor to conclude International agreements with European powers with a view of "effectually meeting the common danger t?> European economy arising from the prohibitive tariff policy of the United Mates." President MeKlnlcy will visit the Tennessee centennial on Ohio day, In June. WAR GOES ON Despite the Powers' Efforts to Bring About Pease. THE ARMISTICE NOT GRANTED By Turkey, as She Wishes to Os> cupy Domokos. GRECIAN SIEGE OF NICOPOLIS And Proves* Reported?Tha Mtaa D*> laflil nil lUply to thi Powan' Nate Until II* Gata Farther PnmmIcb of Groclan Territory-Troops Sllll Bain* 8??t to tha Frost From Atkau- oBllMta| IU porta from Botfc Sklaa. CONSTANTINOPLE. May IS.?The foreign ambassadors beki another conference to-day, after which Baron de PoIIm. ?hi> A nctrA.UiinirnHn/1 nmhlUl I dor, called upon Tewflk Pasha, the Turkish minister of foreign affairs and renow! ed the proposal of on armistice which was presented yesterday. The opinion is general in Turkish circles that until the occupation of Domokos, which is momentarily expected, the porte will not / grant an armistice. LONDON, May 13.?The Athens correspondent of the Daily Mall says that the government continues to send men to the front and is purchasing large quantities of war material. ATHENS, May 13?Midnight?According to dispatches Just received here, the Greek forces are besieging Nicopolls and Prevesa. PARIS, May 13.?A correspondent of the Journal at Lamia, Thessaly, telegraphed yesterday that he has learned from official sources that an armistice between Turkey and Greece has been concluded. He adds: "This solution was impatiently awaited by all, for it is impossible to continue the war under the present circumstances. The interest is no longer In Theesaly, but at Athens, as it is probable that the action of the cabinet in signing a treaty of peace is destined to bring the ministry to a speedj; end." The statement of the Journal of Paris, as to an armistice having been 000eluded, should be accepted with reserve, as all the reports from other sources seem to indicate that Turkey is delaying action In the matter and dispatcher of yesterday from Athens and Constantinople di rwi ao not ucar uui uic auucuwub i<uvwu above. ATHENS, May 13.?The government has proclaimed the Gulf of Volo blockaded and Is sending large orders for hordes and munitions of war to various European cities. LONDON. May H.-Ths Athens correspondent of the Daily Chronteto says: "Preveia is closely beseiged by lanf and being bombarded from the sea. It is reported that an attempt will be made to take it by storm." LONDON, May 14.-A dispatch to the Times from Athens confirms the report that the Inaction of the Turkish army Is due to the intsrvention of Russia* THE E It a'8 BIO DEAL. Which Meant a Unit? of Trana porta ttoa that will EuclrcU the Glaba?A N a labia D? part a re. NEW YORK. May 11?Receiver Mm* ray, of the Baltimore & Ohio, thus explains the alliance of that company with the Great Northern: "It means a unity of transportation Interest that nearly circumvents the globe. A line of steamers runs between tho United States. Japan and China and forms a direct connection with the Great Northern railroad, which transfers the freight from the Pacific ocean to the great lakes, where it Is taken by the fast modern steamers of the Great Northern steamship line and brought to Falrport, on Lake Erie end thcnce transferred to the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, which takes it to tidewater at Baltimore or Philadelphia. Thence It is shipped to England end the continent, making an almost unbroken line from one end of the world to the other. Similar connections ar<> made with the Northern Pacific railroad and Its Pacific steamship connections und this will doubtless have the effect of handling by way of the United States much traffic that has hitherto paid tribute to Canada. By this combination a yearly service by rail is contemplated when navigation Is closed and by rail und water when it is open. In addition to this a line of steamships hna been put on between Chicago and Milwaukee, which will handle to all point!* weal and northwest all freight seeking a water outlet" Kclrctlc Medical Society. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. PARKEB9BURO, W. Va.. May 13.The Eclectic Medical Association of West Virginia, which has been In annual session In this city for two days, adjourned to-day after electing tho following officers for the ensuing year: President, Pr. L. T. Biggs, of Wheel* Ing; first vice president. Dr. W. P. Crowe, of Qlen Easton; second vlco president, Pr. Kline, of Willlamstown; recording secretary, Pr. Mary A. Baron, of Wheeling: corresponding secretary, Pr. L. X. Yost, of Fairmont: delegate* to national convention, Pr. H. X. Eteaumont. of Xew Cumberland. Pr. Yost and Pr. W. A. J. Brown, of Pavls: alternates, Pr. Crowe, Pr. George Snyder, of Freemansburg. and Pr. M. F. Hamilton, of Mannlngton: board of censors, Pr. J. A. Monroe, of West Alexander. I>r. J. K. Manly, of Wheeling, and Dr. Snyder; executive committee, Dra. Beaumont, ltlggs and Hamilton. Fairmont waa selected as the next meeting place on the second Wednesday and Thursday of May, 189*. Wfalhrr Forecast ftar Totlar. For Wont Virginia, partly cloudy weather. with occasional showers; cooler: southwoatorly winds, bnoomlng westerly. I'nr Western Pennsylvania and Ohio, partly cloudy weather with nliowirs; light southerly winds. I,neat Temperature. Tito temperature yesterday as observed by C. Scbnepr. druKi:t*t. corner Market nnd Fourteenth street*, wan as follows: 7 n. m Gl I 3 p. nt 7S !? a. m fi7 7 p. nt 7J 12 m 741 cather?Chang'l?.