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VOLUME XLV?NUMUEll 229. WHEELING, W. YA., MONDAY, MAY 17, 1807. PRICE TWO CEKTSHwwSaSS.
SULTAN DECLINES'
To Agree to an ArmUtlco Until
Ills Conditions are AeeoptcU.
HE DEMANDS THE ANNEXATION
Of Thevuilr and Fifty Million Dollars
of Indemulty.
IF DEMAND IS NOT GRANTED
TIM Tarkteh Arm? will CcnllaM to Ad.
rtDCt, III* War will ho Waged with
Renewed Farjr?Turkey llae the Powers
\Vhero tike ?m(i Til am, Md Dlcfatee
II*r Own Tcruie?Karope will ffat CouMiit,and
theSltaatlou la Vary Gc?v*.
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 16.-The
parte has replied officially to the note
of the powers and declines to agree to
an armistice until the following conditions
are accepted:
The annexation of Thessaly. an Indemnity
of 10.000.000 pounds Turkish,
and the abolition of the capitulations.
The porte proposes that plenipotentiaries
of the powers should meet at Pharaalos
to discuss the terms of peace, and
declares that If these conditions art* de-1
ctlned. the Turkish army will continual
to ad ranee.
Th? demand for the annexation of
Thossaly Is based upon the fact that
the province was originally ceded to
Greece on the advice of the powers, |
with tho object of ending brlgundage |
and Greek Incursions Into Ottoman territory.
the porte believing at hat time
that he cessations would attain these
objects, but he recent Incursion of Greek
bands and the events Immediately preceding
tho war have proved to the contrary
This Is the substance of the reply.
Trouble Ahead.
The ambassadors met to-day to con5lder
the porte's answer. which is regarded
as raising an extremely grave
iisue. It believed that representations
will be made to the sultan personally
to induce a modification of these
terms, but it is foreseen that this will
be very difficult, owing to the attitude
c( the powerful old Turk war party.
If the porte hould prove obdurate a
European conference I* not improbable,
although at present Russia is opposed
to this.
It is regarded as quite certain that the
powers will not consent to a retrocesilon
of Thessaly. Even Oermany Is believed
to b*? resolute on this point, be.
causc it would involve a violation of
th? Berlin traety and imperil the peace
ct the Ualkans.
Altogether the reply of the porte has
caused the greatest surprise. It appears
that during the discussion of the note
from the powers by the council of the
wltan's ministers, news reached the
council that 3.000 Greeks hail landed at
Palona and were marching to Janlna
with the intention of co-operating with
orher forces from Arta. This created
a bad impression among the ministers.
t'or**d bjr the War Party
Tfte porte s rcpiy 10 mo puwcn* i*
fcased upon a mazbata preh presented
by the minister* to the iiultan. representing
that Greece was responsible for
compelling; Turkey to declare war: that
for the last fifteen years Greece ban
Ignored her engagements und*?r the
Berlin treaty by omitting to pay Indemnity.
by seizing and confiscating vakoups,
or religious domains, and, finally.
by invading Turkish soli; and that,
therefore, the council were of opinion
that Greece had no Just claim upon him
for leniency.
Then follow the proposals upon which
the council would base a peace. The
zrand vizier In submitting the mazbata,
assured the sultan that the nation was
prepared to shed its last drop of blood
In support of such conditions of settlement
The war party threaten to dethrone
tbe *ult*n If he shows any weakness, but
ehr^wd observers believe that this Is
only a farce to enable him to pose beforv
Kuropc as the unwilling victim of
his fanatical subjects.
In tplte of the great success or Ednem
Pa?ha, the palace spies have expreu^d
ih?ir doubt* of hi* fidelity and the sultan
ha* aent a spccliil aide-de-camp to
watch him.
A dispatch to the London Dally Mall
from Constantinople says the porte'* roily
demands, In Its concluding paragraph,
an extradition treaty with
Orrfco, and that the port* of Volo and
Proves* be kept open for vessel* carrying
food supplies to tho Turkish
troops.
BLOODY BATTLES
whlrli lh? (irrrki mri> WflMled ?n?l
Driven Hack.
CONSTANT!NOPLE, May 16?The
council of ministers met again to-day
and the sultun has ordered a distribution
of troops at various points along
the Salonlca railway. Official dispatches
have been received from ths commandant
at Janlna.who says that a division
of the Greek forces approarhlmt
?(ih town by a narrow gorge from the
direction of firemenlst, charged the
hHjcht* of ?irlbora and Kokonarla, hut
S'irfer??d heavily, lowing 200 killed, while
' n th?- other side, the Greeks were drlv*ri
f-t< k upon I'araskevl. The com'nandant
mate* aluo that a fight has oc'r*d
at KumuzadcH. No further d?
aii- Kivfri, except mm ?" in?w
lanii'd until isvenlritf nnC that thu
tmr?* r lal troop* I the ponltlon.
with fin probability that la* <Jrcek* will
u relnfoned and the llKhtln* renwtd
f?n th" morrow. No Mtatrment l? made
a* to th? Turklnh lofien.
Th"TurklHli?'ornmander at Murontel'(rrftplm
under yent?'rday'ii date ax follow*:
The outcome of rt deperate* hatllo
' '"Mnjj two day* affalnfit a force of 16.000(lrn?k*
In that tlif* latter have abanthe
position on th?' hellhtl they
' " 1 |>r*vlou|ly raptured and hnv<*
' 'hdrawn to the Ollvt* proven of (Jretnenlua."
Til# I'lglll III I" fill M.
I.O.NDON. May 17.?The Time*' cor)"-"pon<jent
now at Imuret Height*, d?>.
acrlblng the fight In Kplrua, under Frlday'a
date. nays:
"Throughout the day Col. Manoa aet
an excHlent example, riding under Are
with hla ataff to all the batterlta and
advanced poet*, and to every point
whera hie troops wero seallnic tho
height*. Tlie Greek* greatly dlatlnK-ulnhH
themaelve* by their aplendld
coolnea* under hot lire, proving that
when well led In a properly conducted
enterprise they are as* fine a type of
troop* um one could wlah to nee.
MAt the moment I am writing thin,
Haturduy morning, the action la very
fierce. The Greek* are Htlll gallantly
advancing and on all aldea are gevtlng
the beat of it/*
THE OEZEX ABKY.
Prluce Conslantlu (Hates All Riporti of
Its Weak Condition.
NEW YORK, May 16.?A dlapatch to
the Preaa from Domokoa aaya:
Crown Prince Conatantln aald to-day:
"I wlah to deny emphatically the ?enaatlonal
report* now current that the
army la starving and In want for lack of
ration.*.
"We have plenty of good. ?ub*tantial
food and the soldiers ure ull Imbued with
the l>est of spirit* and excellent health,
notwithstanding untrustworthy reports
to the contrary
"There has been no pitched battle between
the opposing armlet up t??the present
time and many of the younger officer*
and a majority of the troops demand
a final battle before peace negotiations
are ended.
"Considering that our government
does not permit us to execute deserter*,
the actual number that has deserted It
extremely small.
"1 wish to deny positively that I have
lost a single gun during the operations ;
ajcalndt the Turks.
"I believe that I shall be able to hold
this place (Domokoe) with th'? Army I
have at my command against double our
number of Turk*.
1 consider Domokoe the strongest |
position we have held?far stronger for a
defense under modern conditions than
Thermopylae would be?and If I am
beaten here I do not favor making a
stand at that place."
The army la entirely In the dark ax to
the present status of the peace negotiations
Wild rumors of all sorts are current
amonK the troops, who are In a highly
nervous state. owln?r to their constant
expectation of receiving an attack from
the Turks.
Edhem Pasha and hi* soldiers continue
to reKt on the plains, a full two hours
march from here.
CAMPAIOM IH THPFALT,
The Plans of the lurkim Commanders.
Stories by Greek Deserter*.
LARISSA, May 16?Edham Pasha's
I plans for the capture or DomoKos are
being rapidly perfected. Reinforcements
are arriving and all the Greek
positions are carefully watched. The
bad condition of the roads and the
I heavy rain delay th? operations for
I which the Turkish ottlcers are anxiousI
ly waiting, but a general advance b? yan
I at dawn. / <
I A number of Greek deserters who
! have been captured, say that 2*>.000
Greeks are behind the fortifications and
entrenchments at DomokoM, but hat the
whole organization Ih rotten, and the
I medical and transport services have
' completely rollaps??d. They pay that
for thirty-six hours the only ration was
a half loaf, and that the forces are becoming
demoralised and are deserting
j by the wholesal^.
A Plaoritcrly Xw.
LONDON, May 17.?The Dally Mall's
correspondent at Copenhagen says the
newspaper Polltlken publishes the following
dispatch from Athens:
"The remnant of the Greek army is
a mass of utterly demoralised and undisciplined
men, hostile to their officers,
never pretending to salute trio crown
prince, without food or shelter iind suffering
the greatest hardships. Fever is
spread! g among them. Gen. Smolensk I
Is cold-shouldered by his officers and
unpopular with his men."
Urrtk Fleet liirflVctiv*.
LONDON. May 17.?The correspondent
of the Times at Almyros, under date
of Thursday, says:
"The Greek fleet Is Inactive. Half the
vessels are off the island of Sklathos;
the other half ar*? In Almyros Bay. It
is said that the officers are furious with
the admiral, who is evidently held back
by orders from Athens."
Smoliiiikl Kmc Xrrti.
LONDON. May 17.-The Daily Mall's
correspondent at Kephalosls, under date
of Friday, reports an interview with
Gen. Hmolenskl. whose headquarters are
at that point, close to the hills south of
Almyros. a portion exceedingly difficult
to take by assault.
Gen. Smolenskl believes that he can
hold his own, and Is still confident of the
pluck of his troops, which has already
been shown three times. Ho said: "I
Intend to await the Turkish attack here
and not to retire to Thermopylae unless
compelled to do no."
i:? ?!_ KinnlrriHkl has ten thousand men
In hlii line. extending from Naklarl to
the port of Almyros.
Ur*>rk* Fall Hark.
ATHENS, May 16.-The C.reek army
in Kplrus has been compelled to fall
bnrk upon Arta. but continues to occupy
a few positions beyond the bridge.
The (ireek losses at (Jriboro won? &?$
killed and wounded. 3,1 being offbrr. It
Im mated that he government has ordered
the forces In Thesaly and in Kplrus
to remain strictly on the defensive.
Will Fore# the War.
IiONDON. May 16.~The preporleroui
terms proposed by the porte must be
regurded us the natural and usual
method of oriental bargaining. They
would not be serious did they not force
a continuance of the fighting
ItrolliorhoiiU of Trainmen.
TORONTO, Ont., May 16.?Trainmen
from all parts of the United Btates and
Canada aro arriving bore to attend the
convention of tin* Brotherhood of Trainmen,
which opens in this city to-morrow
morning. Fully f^K) delegates are
ttlretttiy in the city and many more aro
expected to-morrow. The local members
of the different brotherhoods have
drawn til' an elaborate programme for
lb" entertainment ??f the visitors. Kerejifions,
balls, banquets and excursions
to points of Interest will lake up
the entire week. The convention Is exported
to Inst ten days or two w?*ks.
Clow* on ?' a UNJUHami aei*uaiea mm*
parted lo !* preaent.
lloiimiKiilirlii Itlvrr Dam.
Special Dlnpatch to Ihn Intrlllfonr?T
WASHINGTON. May l?.?Rep. IX?vfiner
wee informed yeilfnlay nt the war
department that the hid* for th?? conatructlon
<?f th* dama on ih?? Morionffah,.|j
-!v? r abovn MorKantown had bren
opened hut not ached uled approval. It
ivim Htaf'l that tho work would bo put
under contract at un early day and that
work would begin July laU
PROMPT ACTION
Will be Taken In Renponse to (lie
President's Meusnge.
RELIEF BILL FOR AMERICANS
Who arc Htarvlag In Caba will b# FaaaMl
Without D*lay-M?nftm?nt In Favor of
Xl*eo(tilting (hi laaargvata U Blrtai,
a ad a Radical Mcatnra Mlibl bt Fund
If the Hoom were Alluwtd Fr? Actio*.
Ths Muu|t| If WHIUUi U Kl|M?Ud Tod?y
or To-morrow.
?.
WASHINGTON, D. C? May 16.Prfsldent
McKinley ban not yet decided
whether ho will Bend a message to Congivas
on the Cuban situation. He still
hua the mutter under consideration and
will not finally determine what ho will
do until to-morrow morning.
WASHINGTON, May 16.-The house
leaders have not yet decided upon tha
methods by which they will make their
response to the President's message
which may be sent toCongresato-roorrow
or Tuesday, asking for relief for the
starving Americana in Cuba. That the
response will be quick and complete,
however, there la no reason to doubt. In
the piesent condition of afTalrs In the
houw three methods of procedure arc
open. Ordinarily the message would go
to the committee on foreign affairs for i
romideration and that committee would
report a bill which would come back to
the house for action through the regular
channels. The speaker could In the present
emergency pimply appoint this oomralttceand
let the whole uubject take the
regular course. Hut it Is hardly likely
that thl* will be done.
The subject Is so well understood that
it will probably be thought that the
nivmlMra with tin. m??iiN(?< Jin<l thi? O.I'- I
corapanylng document* which the President
will transmit, before them, can act
Intelligently without a committee report.
If the committee la not appointed two
other courses will be open. First, after
the receipt of the message a bill may be j
formulated by tht leaders and a special
order reported by the committee on rules
for lt? consideration. This would brine
the whole question at once before the
house for action. Hut this method would
be disadvantageous, perhaps In that both
houses struggling to the same end simultaneously
would act on different bills,
thus entailing delay for adjustment of
differences In conference. The most likely
course |? that the house will wait the
action of the xenate if action Is had
promptly, and then consider the senate
bill or Joint revolution under u special
order.
The sentiment In favor of the recognition
of the Cuban insurgents Is strong In
the house and a very radical measure
might be passed if the house were allowed
free action. With a senate measure,
dealing onl- with the quevtlon of the relief
for the suffering Americans before
the house under a special order, possibility
of amendment would be cut off and
the house would be compelled to accept
or reject It as pn**ed by the senate. Tho
conference report on the Indian bill will
piuuaui/ ivmc uciuir iuc uwuac mii*
; WMlt,
III the
The proceedings In the senate next j
j week are by no means settled. All will i
| depend upon the course the Cuban ques|
Hon may take. Senator Morgan's Joint I
resolution occupies the favored place on
| the calendar, and there is little doubt,
that It will be taken up at the appointed
hour Monday .Still there 19 a night possibility
Chat the expected message of the
President may cause a postponement and
that the character of his recommendations
may have a bearing that will influence
the tenor of the resolution that ultimately
will be adopted.
The Alabama senator will not stand
In the way of action In accordant with
such a recommendation as the President
may make upon thi3 subject, but he will
Insist that It shall be Independent of and
that It shall In no wise Interfere with his
resolution providing for recognition of
Cuban belligerency.
With the Cuban question In its present
shape and with no other pressing bun
npia before the senate, the debate on tins
subject will be of uncertain duration. It
inay continue practically All the week,
and It may come to a very sudden and
speedy termination. There la little or no
doubt that the Morgan resolution will
past when a vote la reached and the Indications
are that the majority for it willbe
the greater for the recent delay. There
will continue to be some opposition, and
the plea will be made that any material
old given In accordance with executive
recommendation la all that can be reasonably
expected.
If Tuba does not occupy the entire attention
for the week, much of the time Is
likely to be given to the general calendar.
Senator Qnr will make an effort to have
the PaclUe railroad bill considered, while
Senator Lodfe win. if the opportunity
offer*, make the same effort in behalf of
th<? Immigration bill. Senator Pettlgrcw
will oall up the resolution for the Investigation
of the Pacific railroad land patents.
The Indian appropriation bill will
lie brought In on a conference report. In
it there remains only the one point of difference
-'M the Uncompatigre lands to
settled. The sundry civil conference
probably will be postponed until Senator
Allison's return to the city. Senator
Mallory, the new Florida senator, will be
induced Into ofllc* early In the week.
Senator Aldrich will make tin* opening
statement In behalf of the tariff bill on
the part of the majority of the finance
funnnit?? ?? on Tuesday, but It will reat
with Individual senators whother the debate
xlmll continued beyond till"
speech at that time. The probabilities
are that the statement Will produce some
baillnaire, nnd that after this, the senate
will adjourn until the followInK Monday,
when the debate will beifin In earnest.
Senator Aldrlch Is expected to fully explain
the position or himself and < >|leitKues
and to make quite an elaborate
premutation of the subject.
SYMPATHY FOR COBA.
Prominent Men Krprm TtaenutlvM ! ?
llrrllllir III WntlllUKlOII.
WASHINGTON, D. May 16? An
enlhtiftlflxtlc audience of men and women.
ninny of them well known In
WtiKhlniftun, packed the Columbia tlteaIi*f
to Iih doors (his afternoon nt n mounter
mHHH meeting held In brim If of tho
cant"- of the Cuban ImiurgentH. Tho
theatre wan appropriately decorated.
Ht>at?d "ii tlx- platform and parttclpatI
tin in the oxm-lno* wore Senator* (lallitiRvr
and Allen, ex-Senator Kiitler. of
South Carolina; Hev. 11tiRh Johiihon,
puHtor ft tli" Metropolitan Methodist
church: Hev. Howard Wilbur HijiiIh ami
a n urn Iter of other* Identlfled with the
Interi'MtM of tii?* Innurgentii. Hon. Wlilinm
Henry Hrowne. proaldent i>r tho
Cuban league, railed the meeting to order
and Introduced Henator ?.Milliliter
0(4 the prefddlng nHlcer, The latter
made a brief nddreM and read a number
of let tern and telegram* of regret m.
anions them being those of ftonator*
Chandler. Fry? and Burrow*, and Commander
Clsrkson. of the (J. A. K.
Senator ('handler In his Utter nald ho
believed Congress und tho President
would noon recognize Cuban belligerency,
uml he advocated the Mending
without delay of a fleet to enter the harbor
and an army to land upon the soil
of Cuba to protect the Uvea and property
of American citizens and atop the
utroclouH methods of warfare adopted
by the Spanish general*.
Mr. Karl Decker, of Waahlngton, who
as correspondent of the New York Journal,
spent some time In Cuba, much of
It with a branch of the Cuban army In
Santa Clara province, gave a description
of the condition of affairs existing
and of the pitiable plight of many of
the people suffering for tho the necessities
of llf?*. He ridiculed tho claims
n?nt out hv fJnnnrul Wpvlnr that the
Island had been paclfled and laid that
If the Cubans were granted belligerent
rights by the United State* they would
certainly win. Mr. Decker has Just returned
from Cuba.
In the course of some Interesting remarks,
Senator Allison, of Nebraska,
humorously declared there was no dlvlsIon
In the Populist ranks on the Question
of Cuban liberty.
In thin whole mattrr ho thought there
had been too much sacrifice to a spirit
of commercialism, and It was time this
government had a little more humanity
and a little more Americanism. He declared
that the United States could not
afford to have a decaying monarchy
with a foothold on this continent, and
ho would be delighted to see Spain and
ih>- Ottoman empire* wiped from the
map of Europe. If the President were
to send a fleet to Havana, war on the
Island would cease In thirty days and it
would not be necossary to Are a gun.
If the United States should say to
Spain: "You shall not wage war upon
the hospitals, upon women and upon
childhood," Weyler's occupation would
bo gone.
Bx-8ftOttor Button Of South Carolina,
read u series of resolutions, which had
been prepared, and tljeee were unanimously
adopted. They earnestly protested
against the "barburous and Inhuman
methods" of Spain In conducting
the war In Cuba, declared that this
government should recognlte the InsurKents
us belligerents and that Cuba had
demonstrated that It was her manifest
destiny that, like Mexico, she should be
free and Independent without the payment
to Spain of any Indemnity.
A private letter received In this city
yrsirruoy inormiiK iiviii imi s\mcricau
resident In Sanctl Bplrltus was road,
which glv??s the following details of the
death of Col. Carlo* Agulrre, a Cuban
officer, resident of New York for twenty
years, whose family Is well known In
this city.
It Is dated at Sanctl Bplrltus. May 7,
and the portion referred to readc aa follows:
"I s^nd a letter to you with the request
thnt you will he so kind as to tend
It to Col. Agulrre's wife and children In
New York. Ho wns killed last week by
the Spaniards, and. half ullve, wan
dragged by the guerrillas with a rope
around hi* neck into the town and to
Gen Obregon. Agulrre had n silver
watch with his picture In It and about
J300 In gold, which the soldiers took
from him."
Col. Agulrre was a brother of Major
General Agulrre, th?* Cuban loader, who
died In the flold last winter a few days
after Maceo's death.
TIIB PRESBYTERIAN'S.
The 100th Gtuinl Aaaambly to Meet on
lit*'40th Inatouf.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. May 16-Th109th
general assembly of the Presbyterian
church In the United State* will
meet at Winona Assembly Grounds.
Eagle Lake, ftosolusko county, Indiana,
on May 20. 1897, and will probably continue
until May 31. The assembly will
be composed of about six hundred delegates,
one half of them ministers and
the other half ruling elders The Presbyterian
church represented by this
general assembly Is the only one
whlcih has ministers and church In
every state In the union, and by the
statistics of 1895, consisted of 7.573 congregations.
6.942 ministers and 943.716
members The contributions for congregational
expenses for the year 1896
were S10.41S.785, and the contributions
for missionary and other benevolent
purposes *.1,643,230 The foreign mission
work of the Presbyterian church is conducted
In fifteen different countries. Its
missionary and benevolent work In the
United States Js carried on by agents
called boards. These boards are eight
in number, three of them located In
New York, viz: The boards of home
missions* foreign missions and church
erection: three located In the city of
Philadelphia, vlx: Publication nnd Sabbath
school work, education and ministerial
relief; one. the board of missions
for freedmen at Pittsburg, Pa., and one
the board of aid, for colleges and academies,
at Chicago.
The 109th general assembly will be
..i n nVI<wlt ii m nn Mnv 20
with a sermon by the retiring moderator,
Rev. John L. Wibhrow, D.D., pastor
of the Third Presbyterian church,
Chicago.
I The business of the assembly will
consist of two main line* of work:
| 1. Tho consideration of the annual re.
ports of the eight boards above referred
to. This portion of the business will
! tako up the session of Ave days.
I 1. The consideration of the reports of
I special committees. The most Important
of Which ore the following:
| 1. Committee of assembly and Presbytery
In the care of licensure of candidate.
| 2. Committee on voters nt t.he election
of pastors and other church officials.
.7. Committee on conference with the
[ board of home missions.
4. Committee on the Presbytery building,
New Vork City.
6. Committee on methods of management
of churoh temporalities.
I With regard to the moderatorshlp of
this new assembly. It Is stated that the*
candidates for the office thus far announced
are: Hnv. Henry C. Mlnton,
D.D., San Francisco; Rev, Robert F.
.Sample, D.IX, New York; Rev. Sheldon
Jackson ami Mr. John Wanamaker, of
Philadelphia.
This Beat* the Deront.
Special Dispatch to the Intrlllponrsf.
WASHINGTON, I). C., May 16.?Mr.
Uovener Is In receipt of a novel1 communication,
such, perhaps, ns no other congressmand
hud to consider. A constltuent
of his. whose name the captain declined
todlaclose, lnform*'<l him that his
wife preferred to reside in the country
at a place named, and had applied for
very earnestly protested against her appointment
and said he hoped Mr. Dovener
would recommend some good !{? publican
voter for the place in her stead.
Ills request will be complied with.
Trn v III Pnyfnii.
DAYTON, May 16-Clatvnce Wolf,
aged nineteen, shot and mor:ally wound
f.?r a burglar. at a late hour lai*i night.
(J.oiro hod li ft la I h room for wmf cause,
and returning cautiously so as not to ?!??turii
h'n brother, n'u in tin* doorwty
when Clarcn a work. ftoelnic thf form
.?f a man. and supposing him to be a burglar.
Clareno? t"??k from beneath hi* plli
..v .1 i v ..'\ i and flred. Tht brotlftr
foil with a Hi >?i. The family was awakened
and th?? Idenctlty of the young man
was then discovered.
TRAGIC AFFAIR
Which Will Result In a Prominent
Young Mnn'i Death.
A SAD CLIMAX TO A ROMANCE
In LoKtivUlt>IIIi Eumtromt to
Y?mk Ladj Broken Off, II* IhnU
IllmMir In liar Pmcou-A lUUaunl
Glr?n Onl toy Um Farallr ol Ills Ptanen?
Kipbiw of <4?a. Draper. L'uKmI IUUi
AtnbaiMdor lo Italy?Th? Young Man
Cannot Live.
LOUISVILLE* Ky.. May 16.?Prw?ton
Thornton, a member of one of the
most prominent families in the state
and the south, lien at the home of Milton
II. Smith, president of the Louisville
& Nashville railroad, on Fourth
avenue, this city, suffering from a selfinflicted
and possibly mortal bullet
wound in the chest. That he made an
attempt upon his life this afternoon in
the parlor of the Btnith mansion Is
about all the information obtainable as
to the circumstances surrounding the
affair, because of the extreme reticence
of ull In any way connected with young
Thornton or the Smith family.
Soon ufter the shooting a special train
was hurriedly sent to Lexington to
bring the family of the wounded man to
his bedside. His father is Col. R. H.
[ Thornton, of Lexington. His grandfather
was the late Gen. William Preston.
of this state, and the wife of Gen.
William Draper, of Massachusetts.
United States ambassador to Rome, is
his aunt. The family is well known
throughout he country. Preston Thornton
Is about twenty-one years of age.
He is said to have paid assiduous attention
for some time to Miss Nettle
Bell Smith, the younger daujhter of M.
H. Smith. That to-day's hapening
resulted from the depressed mind of an
unsuccessful suitor is generally bellev
ed to-night. Young Thornton's condition
is said to be critical.
Lute to-night a statement was given
out by a friend of the Smith family, the
substance of which Is an follows"Mr.
Thornton has been for some time
engaged to b<? married to Miss
Nettle Hell Smith, daughter of Milton
H. Smith. Recently the engagement
was broken off. To-day Mr. Thornton
called at the residence of Mr. Smith and
aft^r h few moments conversation In a
tit of denperatlon. pulled a pistol from
his pocket and shot himself. The ball
entered the body near the heart and the
wound Is probably fatal."
AW ARKANSAS TRAGEDY.
A D*paty tthtrUT Kill* llstal Ktptr
VTItboat Provocation.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. May 16?A Little
Hock special to the Commercial Appeal
says: Deputy Sheriff Jesse F. Heard
Hhot and killed S. T. Blair at the tatter's
place of business at 8:20 o'clock to
night. Blair. who was proprietor of the
American stables on Louisiana street,
between Third und Fourth streets. was
sitting in a chair on the sidewalk leaning
against the wall of his building
when Heard approached him and asked
hoiv many boarders ho had. Blair was
counting on his Angers when Heard
pulled a 44-callbre pistol and fired three
times, each shot taking effect near the
heart. Blair sunk back and died ten
minutes later. Heard was taken to jail
I and placed in the condemned cell.
Heard Is u d^spesate man and had
I frequent shooting scrapcs in this state
and Mississippi. He killed a negro In
this city several years ago and prior to
his advent to Arkansas killed a man In
Senatobio, Miss. When seen In jail tonight
he denied the shooting, saying he
knew nothing: about It. notwithstanding
the testimony of several people who
witnessed the shooting. Blair was a
peaceful cltixen and stood well In this
city where he has resided since 1889. He
was prominently connected with the
order of Elks, Red Men and other societies.
Intense excitement prevails tonight
In the vicinity of the jail and
threats of lynching can be heard on ail
extra precaution* to prevent the threats
being carried into execution.
Nyiirrloni Startler.
SMITHS LAKE. Minn., May 16.?W.
T. Boxtvcll and his wife living in the
country near this place were murdered
and robbed of $400 about 12 o'clock last
night. The Instrument of death was an
axe. which was found in the yard covered
with blood. There is no clew to
the murderers.
Boxwell was nbout 70 years old and
ono of the wealthiest men in the county.
He was married a short time ago, his
wife being but 19 years old.
A TERRIBLE WRECK.
Train Goes Through Trestle?Fifteen
PamiiBin Injnrtd, Soma Fatally*
A RDM ORE, I. T.. May ^.-Southbound
Atchison, Topeka Sc. Santa Fe
passenger train No. 1 went through a
treat le sixteen miles south of hure at 5
o'clock this morning, and tumbled down
a twenty foot embankment. Fifteen
passengers and members of tho crew
were injured, some of them fatally. No
one was killed outright. The train consisted
of six passenger coaches and ono
Pullman. All save the engine and
sleeper went through the trestle, which
had been washed out by thigh water.
Many of tho passengers hnd to chop
their way out of the coaches.
The Injured:
T. E. Sparks. Oakman. I. T.. Injured
In chest and back; probably fatally.
O. (I. Crawford. Hurd, I. T.. elbow
dislocated and right arm fractured.
W. I* Irwin, Kansas City, cut on"the
nock.
I .F. Hane. new* agent. Fort Worth,
bruised on Jlip and nick'.
J. M. (3rider, express messenger, hurt
Internally; cannot live,
11. J Crawford. Fox. 1. T.. ankle
sprained, badly cut and bruised.
W. M. Forbes, head, hands and arms
cut and hip Injured.
O. L. York, Palo Pinto, Texas, hip
hurt.
J. F. Piper, head cut, shoulder dislocated.
As soon as the news of the accident
reached this city a relief train was
made here and doctors were hurried to
tlio scene.
Marl* Therein Monument I'livellrtl.
PRE88BURUG, Hungary. May 16The
Kniperor Francis Joseph, as the
king of Hungary, arrived here to-day
to unveil the Maria Theresa monument.
The ceremony was performed In the
presence ??f an Immense gathering,
which Included many of the great nohies
of the kingdom, and deputations
from all the principal towns. The inmost
enthusiasm was displayed The
king went at he head of a procession to
the hill where the farmer kings of Hungary
were crowned. This Is the site of
the monument, a beautiful work of urt
The unveiling was followed by a brief
speech by his majesty, who then received
aodresses from u large number of
the delegation.
EKINS' SUGGESTIONS
Fw Thr? mt (lit fftii Vlrgluto Appoint*
aunU-Mr. Galuri' Nam* Mmy Gm la
daf-Thitinfttn Pttlaflu.
Bpeclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON. May U.-In Saturday's
Intelligencer It was Inadvertently
it*ted that the selections of federal appointees
In West Virginia were made tbm
delegation In Congress or with Its ap?
proval, when as a natter of fact the auggestlona
were made by Senator Eiklns.
The custom 1a that Republican senator*
ahall control the atate appointments, the
representaiives generally conceding that
privilege, and Senator Elklns exorcised
that right in naming the collector of Internal
revenue, the district attorney and
marshal. That hla recommendations
will be approved by the President la not
questioned, although instances have occurred.
It ia aald. In appointments for
other states, where President McKlnley
hus been accord?*d the right to make selections
personally. Senator Eiklns has
indicated his choice In each case, u?
which It la understood the representation
will interpose no objections, but had they
been given the privilege of .suggesting
the nominees, there would doubtless have
been othera recommended, as each would
naturally prefer to have all the appolnlIn
Y.I.
iUTiiw Ml sua umiiii.li
Th?-rt' in a rumor that the assiston!
district attorneys are held by the department
uf Justice to b?* under the protection
of civil service rules. Should this
Iw verified there may *be a complication
of affairs in every state In the Union, aa
the opposite view )p prevallant Among
the congressmen, and Is many Instance#
selection of the asalatanZs have been
made.
The nomination of Mr. Gaines for tha
district attorneyship will. It is understood.
be sent to the senate to-morrow.
Senator Elklns has been so advised.
Confirmation to-morrow of Mr. Holfs
nomination as postmaster of Grafton Is
also expected. The incumbent does not
object to enforced retirement. It 1s said,
but does not relith the prospect of gulag
out under charges Mr. Poe Is understood
to be ths present postmaster at
Grafton under those conditions. His predecessor
and prospective successor waa
dismissed frr alleged "cause" and nev?r
knew what cause. Mr. Poe knows why
he was removed and was permitted ta
make a 'defense which proved to be tosufficient.
yet he and his friends are opposing
Mr. Holt's confirmation.
POBTXAITZ&I HAICED.
lUeommtslationi tor A^ptlstMBU
Mad* in Th(M Districts.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, May 1G.?Representative
Miller has recommended the appointment
of postmasters as follows: A!
Livingston, Veranda, Mason oouaty;
Benjamin Pettlt, Anna Maria, Calbotao
county; E. R. Flub arty, Lough. Calhoup
oouvuy; Jc;us&DetTi acv.oy, Aiuzer. cajhoun
county; C. J. Marks. Gandyville,
Roane-counfy: J. E. Johnaon, Henderson,
.Mason county; 'J. C. Gluck, Auburn.
Ritehle county; John Buaserd, Hazel
Green. Rftchl* county; Wells, Vlennt,
Wood county.
Mr. Dayton has recommended the appointment
of James P. Rlffrl, at McGee,
Taylor county.
Mr. Dovener has recommended appointments
of postmasters as follows:
John H. Bracnon, Giennville. Gilmer
county; Anna B. Claiu. Linn Camp,
MarjhaJl 'cbwnty? A. S. Hansford. Cmscoca.
Doddrldgr county: J. W. Calhoun,
Oxford, Doddridge county; W. T. Ford,
Hursley, Tyler county; J. R. Bowles,
Lit ties, fl*yler county;^. H. Davis, MUstus,
IXxMrttfgc county.
Panslsai Examining 8ar(ioai,
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, May 16.?Board, at
examination surgeons under the pension
office have been appointed at the following
points:
Fourth congressional district?Wlnfleld,
Putnam county, A. Y. Martin. Jo???ph
Mayer, C. McGill; 8pencer. Roans
county?L. A. Rader. J. M. Hensley, John
B. Thompson: Huntington?H. H. Branerbury,
A. J. Beordsley. I. R Lesage:
Point Pleasant?H. A. Rarfcee, Edward
McEl fresh. E. L. GlUiam; Ritchie C. H.?
W. E. Talbot. L. H. Jnoes, C. W. Rexroad.
The "board at PArkeraburg appointed
several da,ys ago, is composed of
B. D. J. Bond. W. H. Sharp. L. F. Keener.
Th? Tmrmwi OnUnnlaJ.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Mav If.?Tha
cool wave of yesterday and to-day presages
a clear day to-morrow and Increased
attendance from adjacent towns
and states all 'have been Impatiently
awaiting the completion of the Interior ot
the great government building and arrangement*
of the attractive exhibits.
The building 1* now ready and this meat
attraction with its extensive and valuable
exhibits will be formally opened tomorrow
morning at 11 o'clock. An Immense
attendance Is expected to view the
Interesting display* the government has
nent. The programme for the week Is
full of special features. About 20,000 attended
yesterday and at night.
BRIEF TELEGRAMS.
A cyclone at Waco, Texas, destroyed
much property, killed a little boy and
injured several people.
The Amalgamated Association of Iron
and Steel Workers will demand an advance
In the wages of tin plate workers
and puddlers.
The New York Brotherhood of Tailors,
with a membership of 50.000. yesterday
decided to strike, although tho leaders
advised against such action.
Tho window glass workers have
adopted tho resolution to equalise wages
by a good vote. President Hums Is confident
that an advance will b? secured.
At Baltimore yesterday Rev. Edward
I alien. D. D.. was consecrated bishop
of the Catholic diocese of Mobile. Ala.
Among me omciaung msnops was uisnop
Donahue, of Wheeling.
Frank Machemcr, an Insane boy, nineteen
yearn old, cut the throat of sevenyear-old
Mabel Kurtz at Philadelphia.
She will die. Machemer had Just been
brought home from an insane asylum
and was supposed to be cured.
Cfttlinllr t:??tv*r?l?y'? legacy.
BALTIMORE, Md., May lG.-Jt is reported
here that the Catholic TTnlversity
at Washington hae received a lefacy
<>f llMi.uiM) uom ine estate ut ?u?.
O'itrlcn, of New Orleans The money
will be used to endow three chairs to be
neh'cctfd by the authorities of the unl
versify.
\\>nflirt K irinil for 1 ? lir?
For \V?t Virginia, fair; ulljrhtly
warmer; variable winds, becoming
southerly.
For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio,
fair; warmer; light southeasterly winds.
I .or a I T#lnp?ratnr?.
The temperature Saturday ns observed
by C. Bchnepf, druagtat. corner Marks!
and Fourteenth street*. ?ai as follow*:
T s. m 4* ] 3 m. ?
9 a. m W T p. m II
12 Heather?Fair.
Snurfay*
7 a. m 4S | .1 p. m It
!> u. m W I " )?. in fii
12 n? "2 I W?ather\Clear.

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