Sh; Mating &L ?ntel%cnccr.
VOLUME XLV?NUMBER 231. WHEELING, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.-!>?"b5MS. '
la Altitude of Turkey and Ger*
many Forced by Russia.
POWERS ARE NO LONGER DEFIED
By the Sultan, and Hostilities are
CZAR MADE A DIRECT APPEAL
T? lh? Porte, and tor Instigating Mo"
btUMtlon of Troop* In BalftrU Fcn?4
Ac^ikNMC* In tk* Dtnand ftr nn AriuUIIm
Qmk Foran In Kplrnt Notified
to Snapond Fighting?Praeo Troatjr
yur bo Had* Dlroctlr Botwoon flmw
od Tarkiy-BuWrau Treatment of
Gr*?k Radfaw toy Tarklik Sold Ion.
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 11-Prace
l> now in sight. and to Russia is due the
credit. Shortly before noun to-day the
change of Turkey's attitude, which >? terday
seemed to be one of defiance, and
in which the appeared to be supported by
Germany, was made known. The announcement
Rusala quietly showed her hand and
thereby forced Germany and Turkey out
or the gome, to all Intents and purposes.
La$t night and early this morning Turkey.
supported by Germany, was practically
defying Russia. Prance. Austria,
Grot Britain and Italy, insisting upon
tii? annexation of Thessaly In addition to
b;*h war indemnity and seemingly was
determined to maroh upon Athena The
ministers received official advices from
Sofia to-day announcing that orders had
bttn L*ued for the partial mobilization
of the Bulgarian army.poaslbly at the indication
of Russia. There was a hurried
consultation of the ministers. The
war party was for further defiance, but
la the end pacific counsels seemed to have
prevailed, for. at 11a. m.. oraera were
.eJegrephed to Edhem Pashas the Turkish
commander-In-chief la Thessaly, to
The peace negotiations will now be undertaken
In real earnest and the Greek*
will must Ukely be spared any further
Later In the day it was officially announced
that the Turk* occupied Domokos
last evening aft?* a great battle.
The Turks hava hoisted the white flag
at Ana, from which it is Judged that the
Turkish commander has received Instructions
that an armistice has been
Cur Appealed Directly.
It transpires that the czar made a direct
appeal to the sultan to order his
troops to cease hostilities and arrange
ar. armistice, and this coupled with th*
fact that most serious results would
have ensued if Turkey hAd persisted in
her defiant attitude, brought about the
present state of affairs.
Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish minister
for foreign affairs, called upon the Doyen
of the diplomatic corps, iiaron Von
Callce this afternoon, to convey to the
foreign ministers the sultan's decision
to arrange an armistice.
It Is now believed that the terms of
peace Will be negotiated directly between
Arr?n?tnc tor ?i Arralattc*.
ATHENS, May 18.-H0 p. m.)?After
hoisting the flag of truce at Arta this
afternoon & deputation of Turkish ollicers
appeared on the frontier nt th^
brl. e over the river Arta (Arachthos)
to negotiate with Colonel Pianos for an
TrraliMUt orUrttki la Eplrnt.
MANCHESTER, England. May 11?
The Guardian to-day publishes a dispatch
from It* special correspandent with
the Greeks, which cays: "The destitution
of the Greeks In Eplrus is appalling.
Everything they had In the world has
Wn burned or pillaged. The scenes In
their flight were dreadful. Toung girls
flung themselves from the rooks to escape
outrage and a youth shot his two
sisters to save them from nutrugr. A
toy who was captured by the Turks had
fcls Hps, no?? and ears cut off and his eyes
torn out before he was killed."
Remarkable European Harmony.
LONDON, May 18.?The harmony of
the European press on ths subject of
the conditions of peacc la remarkable.
The semi-official papers, the Times, tho
Novo? Vremya. the Temps, the North
German Gazette and the Fremdenhlatt,
are at one in the vigorous terms in
which they denounce Turkey's pretensions.
Now that the last obntaeie to a
I* <\y armistice is removed by Germany.
which temporarily blocked the
negotiation:*. having Instructed her ambaassdors
at Constiintinoplu to Join the
other ambassador* in prenln^ upon the
perte the necessity of agreeing upon on
armistice, it can be taken for granted
that with the innumerable forma of coercion
rctidy tn the hands of the powers,
the suhan will yield to the inevitable
within n day or two, especially oh the
?'*pture of the Greek positions at iJomokos
will ho fur to satisfy the Turkish
There is no confirmation here of the
report of disturbances nt Athens,
though, no doubt. there ore grounds to
fear a popular manifestation.
flrc?ki llctlre lu C?ood Order.
ATHENS. May 18.?Gonial Smolen ki'a
brigade haa been ordered to proceed
to Neamlzlll. whenco It will b??
conveyed In transports <o Styll? on tho
Gulf of Lttmla, and rejoin the remain dor
of the (.reek army, via Lamia. It
l? officially Minted that the return of the
trooj i of Crown Prince Cons Ian tin towards
theothry* mountains was effect 'I
In roo(| order and It la added that
the '-mire Greek losses were 220 men. In
which number are Included many officers
The Turkish Ions la said to be
For Din SNllaii'i Convanltnre.
rr?.VSTANTINOPLF:, Mny 1?.-Th?sultan
irtin ordered two hospitals, of wo
and 100 bed* respectively, to be erected
n"ar the Vlldlr. Kiosk In order to enable
him to visit t he TurkWh soldier* who
have bwn wounded in the campaign
against the Greeks.
ATHENS Mny 18.-The Aally say*
'hat M. Italll. the premier, haa Infomed
mlnlstera of the foreign powern that
unlets an armistice 1? quickly concluded
th?- government will Isnue nn uppeal
to lle|i?.nlfim. ending upon all abletodled
tnen to take up anna In defense
of the fatherland In danger and that
u royal message will summon beneath
tho standard the entire Landsturm and
the peasans, who will also bo armed.
This ntwa caused intense excitement.
The feeling In official circles Is very pessimistic.
Ordered to Cum Fifth Mb*. v
ATHENS, May 18.-10 p. m.-Orders
have Been sent to the Greek commander
In Eplrurt to cease lighting. In view of the
DREUX.Department of Kure-Et-T/>lr,
May 18.?The remains of the Due d'Aunmle
were interred to-day in the chapel
of St. Louis, nenr those of his wife and
children, in the presence of the members
of his family.
LONDON, May lt-Tho St. Jamt*
Gazwtte says: "The Marchioness of
Salisbury underwent an operation on
Saturday. Her condition Is musing
considerable anxiety." A later suiul-offlclal
contradiction vras Issued of the
reported serious condition of th? marchioness
PARIS. May 18.-The Duchess d'Orlean*
yesterday received several royalUt
deputations who hailed her us the
future liberator of Prance. The newspapers
hero criticise tho transforming
of the time of mourning Into an occasion
for a political manifestation.
LONDON. May IS -Lord Henry Edward
Somerset, fourth *on of the Duke
of Beaufort, is dead. He was born In
1853, and married in 1SS0 the youngest
daughter of Sir Alexander Dixie. Hurt.
He leaves one son and his wife survives
Anne, dowager duchess of Aihnll,
widow of the sixth duke. Is dead. She
was a daughter of th-? late HftniT Home
Drummond. of Blair Drummond, N. B.
THE MINE* DISTRICTS.
Goviruor Atkinson Divide* Lite Mute as
ProvhM by Law.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., May If.?
Following the requirements of tho mine
law, which takes cftect this day. Governor
Atkinson and the chief mine Inspector,
J. W. Paul, have divided the
state into four mining districts, to be
composed of tho following named counties,
First district?Barbour, Berkeley,
Brooke. Doddridge, Grant, Hardy,
Hampshire. Harrison, Hancock. Jefferson.
Lewi*. Marshall. Marion, Mineral.
Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Preston.
Pendleton, Randolph. Taylor, Tucker,
Tyler, Upshur and WetseL
Second district?Braxton, Calhoun.
Cabfll, Clay. Hllmer, Jackxon, Mason.
Pleasant*. Putnam. Ritchie. Roane.
Wayne, Wirt. Wood and all that part
of Kanawha county oo both Hide* of the
Kanawha river west of Coalburg. Including
the mines in the Cabin Creek
Valley, and all other mines within one
mile east of Coalburg.
Third district?Payette. Greenbrier,
Monroe. Nicholas. Pocahontas. Raleigh.
Summer*, Webster, and all that part
of Kanawha county on both sides of the
Kanawha river, east of Coalburg, but
not Including any mine within one mile
Fourth district?Boone. Lincoln. Logan.
McDowell. Mercer, Mingo and Wyoming.
Mr. Paul haa assigned the following
appointed mine Inspectors to preside
over the various districts as follows: S.
A. Lewis, first district; Jerry Mead, second
district; John 1. Ataolom. third
district; W. J. Preeso. fourth district.
Itrinmti It* Work?Only m Formal MrrtliiB
Sprrlal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Vs.. May IS.?
Tho constitution committee, which
adjourned April 29 to meet May 15. convened
this morning In the state house.
In the absence of Chairman Fast, Clerk
Hood called the committee to order, and
Senator Dotson was elected pro tem
for chairman. Tho last journal was
r*ad and approved and recess taken till
3 o'clock thin afternoon, when the committee
was again called to order and on
motion adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow
mornlng.there not being enough
numbers present to transact business.
Chairman Fast and a majority of the
absentees have arrived to-night, and tomorrow
the committee will proceed to
This session will compile the work of
the committee and the members expect
to get through 1t about twenty days.
The death of Senator llyde, who sat at
the recent session of the committee necessitate
the appointment of x new
member, to be named by President
WhitakiT and provided by the resolution
creating the committee. Senator
Catlett being the only Democratic senator
not In tho committee, Is expected to
In the K cntHcky LeglBl?tt?r? ?Big Fight
Ovrrlhn Fnslon Dill.
FKAXKFORT, Ky.. May IS.-The sllver
Democratic minority with possession
of the Benate, Goebel In tho chair,
and Bronston on the floor, held tho
floor through an eight-hour cession today
and promises to continue It until
the end of the present session on Friday.
The (.old Democratic-Republican
majority of each hou"- Is still determined
that the fusion bill i?h;ill pass th?i
senate at least, and that It Khali go
through both houses this summer If
there is any way to persuade sr force
the governor to recall the session. Senator
Holloway. a gold Democrat, tried to
mrlke Senator Bronston. the silver
Democrat, who Is holding the floor, and
while he was being held away from
him, Bronston said: "Damn you and
" -init ih?>n "Turn hini
ynur uriiiunuB, .... . .
loose. I dure you to lay your hand on
mo, you cowardly whelp."
Adjournment came at 7 o'clock. It If
plain notv dint tho bill cannot becomc a
law thl* session.
Kucteri, and (be Ar|wm?iiu of CotniMl
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Uny 1*.-The
trial of Lieutenant Edward 8. Farrow
on tho charge of conspiring with O. Llnford
"Wood? to defraud tho Mutual Itoscrvo
Fund Life Association, wan continued
to-day before Judge 8. A. McClung.
The taking of testimony was
concluded anrl the addresses of the defense
to tin* Jury mad*'. All that Is to
follow arc the addresses of the prosecution,
the charge of t h?* court ond the
verdict Par row wai tho principal wltof
th?- day He Mid his only connection
with Woods was to further tho
Interest of the Insurance company. The
hunk firm of C. Llnford Woods & Co.,
was the scheme of Woods. Farrow
hod no Interest In It and wan not to receive
any profit Tho chockn between
himself and Woods wero for personal
matters and dot to pajr any premiums.
Ho never saw ,?ny of the persons who
testified to having been Injured by
Again Occupies the Attention of
MASON IN HIS MAIDEN SPECII
Calls on the Senator* to Pass the
SENATOR HOAR MAKES REPLY
And Crltlcleee "llancombe Appeals to
CouuiiMBta" ? Senator Stewart, Ibe
Free Silver Leader, on Deck with a
Financial Amendment to the Tariff
UM1 ?lu Provisions?WauU a Traa1117
Keeerve Fand Maintained?Snrplas to
l>e Devoted to Payment ot Pnblle Debt,
WASHINGTON, D. C.. May lS.-Cuba
again occupied the foreground In the
senate to-day. It drew large crowds to
the gallcrlne, and brought two notable
apcochca, the one by Mr. Mason, of Illinois.
In favor of the Morgan resolution,
and the other by Mr. lioar, of Moaaachuaetts,
The Ullnola senator pictured In fervid
ttrma the dlatrr.sa In Cuba, dwelling
particularly on tbe starving: condKlon
of eight hundred United States rltlsena.
ua reported by the President, and called
upon the acnate to throw off Ita lethargy
and pass the Morgan reaolutlon.
Mr. Mason had several aharp tilts
with Mr. Wellington, of Mary laud, the
latter protesting that he was being misrepresented.
It led to considerable
commotion In the gsllerles, during
which Mr. Wellington declared that he
could not be choked off by the rudeneas
of the galleries.
Mr. Mason read President McKlnley'*
message of yesterday to prove that a
state of war exists In Cuba. "If there Is
not war." he *aid. "then there ought
to be with us." He said the Americans
In Cuba needed to Im? defended
with bayonets as well a a with bread.
Itacin't Can for War.
lie read from reports made to the
senate by the committee on foreign relations
In support of hla statement that
a Cuban government exists. "Mr. Weill
ngton (who opposes the resolution)
was elected on the plstform of Independence
for Cuba," he auld. "So was I.
90 waa Mr. McKlnley. And I ain here
to stand by it so long as I continue on
the pay roll."
The newspaper reports of the Cuban
war. Mr. Mason deluded as in the
main correct. He proposed to rote on
th?- resolution, oven ir it took oil summer.
Cuba was popular at St. Louis,
when the party wanted vote* and be
appealed to Republican senators to
stand by the declaration.
Mr. Mason wild he did not bellfve the
adoption of the resolution -meant war.
but If an honest protect meant war. let
It come. He was followed by Mr. Hoar,
of Massachusetts, In opposition to the
resolution and counseling temperate ac?
Mr. Hoar spoke In his usual calm and
dit;nlt)<-d Style and took occasion to deride
buncombe appeals to constituents
and brofadocio as to our national
strength. Mr. Hoar's criticisms, although
impersonal, were clearly aimed
at Mr. Mason.
? A Lively Tilt.
Mr. Hoar referred to the speech
that hml preceded as "exuberant oratory."
and said sarcastically that notwithstanding
It. the power of International
law would prevail. The only effect of
recognition would be to give Spain the
right to search our ships at sea and to
take awoy from American citizens In
ruha ail hot>o of recompense for Injury
done them. He alluded sarcastically to
Mr. Mason's "Innocent and youthful ardor."
Therupon Mr. Mason asked him:
"Will the senator yield for a question?"
"Six of them." replied Mr. Hoar,
seemingly In an angry mood.
"Are you willing to have a vote on
this question?" Mr. Mason queried.
"I expect to have one," was tho answer.
"Will you help to get one?" Mr. Mason
"I expect to help to get a more Intelligent
one than some of the senators
seem tf want," Mr. Hoar replied.
Then l.e proceeded to express surprise
that "all this great brass band of talk
about outrages on women and children
practiced at fcur doors." should be followed
by this "squaklng morsel of a
resolution." Parodying the opposition,
Mr. Hoar declaimed. "Wheroas our ancestors
loved liberty, and wheras, wo
are the greatest nation on earth." and
similar whertOMS, and remarked parenthetically,
"when we are the greatest
nation, wo will stop talking about it.
No great nation brags of it."
He continued: "Whereas, we are not
nfrald of any nation on earth, we will
say to Mrs. Spain: 'We are not afraid
or you, ami if your mobs destroy the
property of our citizens we will not usk
damages for it.*"
The senate, he said, should ask the
President to us?- bis good unices with
Spain t?? secure peace and the Independence
of Cuba, and that was what the
Republican platform proposed. He
would have tho facts found as a court
found them before entering Judgment,
and would then say to Spain: "We have
have found such and such facts on
which we propose to net, and If you
don't stop thnt war we will stop It," and
he would not stand In the senate and
brag and splutter.
Mr. Hoar cloved with the contemptuous
remark that he bcllevt'd little could
bo accomplished for Cuba "by spfrriu-s
for buncombe, or Tor Chicago, to bo followed
by no practical or sensible action,"
. . ,y
Senators fJaiiinjrer, New Hampshire,
and 1 l.iwley, Connecticut. also spoke,
the former for the resolution arid the
latter urging that the United Stnt?R
ahould not rush Into war while our
eon-'t defenses are manifestly lnadcquatc.
Mr. Rtewart, of Nevada, fffive notice
of an amendment which h>? would offer
to the tariff bill. It provides thut there
shall be, nt all time*. ;i reserve fund In
the treasury ?>f J.'o.oflo.ooo: thut whenever
tin- available balance In the treasury
shall ex reed $r>o,ooo,OGO. It shall he
the duty of the secretary of the treasury
to lnv? ?t the surplus over the mini
In United States bonds; And thut when
tWan fifty million dollars Is In the
treasury he nhall Issue legal tender
non-Interest bearing notes to make up
the deficiency: that such notes shall be
redeemable otit of flu- ftr?t surplus over
IIfty mllliqps: thnr In cn*e Insufilclent
coin to meet the roln obligations of the
United States shall come Into the treasury
through the ordinary source** ??f
revenue the secretary shall exchange
the silver ccrtltlcutes fur the coin which
Ik In the treasury for their redemption;
that the conversion of the /diver certificates
shall dlxcharge the eoln obligation*
of the United States; and it shall
he the duty of the secretary of the
treasury t<> coin sufficient of the silver
bullluu purchased under the law of July
14. 1880# to supply all deficiency If *he
supply of coin (under these provisions)
to meet and discharge all coin obligations
WEST VIBQIIIA GOSSIP.
At the Capital-Mr. Appointment
to b* Marts Boon.
Special Dispatch to ths Intellliencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 18.?Willlam
J. Crutch er. of Logan, W. Va., has
been granted a patent for a combined
stove scraper and brush, and Joseph
M. Marsh patent on a design for a haroe
Mr. Dayton has recommended (he appointment
of A. J. McDantc! as po?tinantiT
at Worthlngton, Marlon county.
Senator Elklus and several of the
West Virginia congressional delegation
called on President McKlnlsy to-day, in
company with ex-Kepresentstlve "Kud"
McGlnnln, of Kalelgh C. H.. and Dr.
Miller, of Upshur. Mr. McGlntHss called
to pay his respects to the President
with whom he has been acquainted
since the war. Dr. Miller desires to be
appointed chief of the bureau of engraving
and printing and Senator Elkins
Introduced him as a West Virginia
candidate. Editor A. 1J. White, has also
had an Interview with the President.
Hon. J. H. Haines, of Charleston, and
ox-Deputy Marshal Willy, of Summers
count v. are In the cltv. There was un
expected delay In (tending In Mr.
Gaines' nomination as district attorney,
but It was stated to Senator Klkins today
at the white house that the appointment
will be among the flrst made.
Among Tbrm Is One to t Whwllng Oil
Special Dispatch to the lnttUlg?ncer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. May 18.?
Secretary of State Dawaon has issued
a certificate of incorporation to the Cotton
Town OH and Gas Company, with
principal office at Wheeling, authorized
capital 1100,000. subscribed 1600, and paid
In 160. The Incorporators are Solomon
Kraus, Fred H. Hanke, Henry Sonneborn
and Jacob Dahlnden, of Wheeling,
and George 3d axon, Cleveland, Ohio,
and John Hamilton, Lorain, Ohio.
The Boone and Kanawha Telephone
Company was also granted a charter.
Capita] stock. $5,000; subscribed, 1500,
and paid up $50. The incorporators are
J. F. Atkins, S. F. Kraft and J. E.
Stolllngs. of Madison, and nine others.
Principal office, Madison, Boone county.
James KeUey, William B. McClelland,
William P. Manstleid, William F. Rapp,
and William H. Jones, all of Kenova.
are named as the Incorporators of the
William H. Jones Company, to which a
charter was granted. Right is given to
do a wholosal* and retail merchandise
and commission business and to operate
electric plants forllghtlng, etc.
Principal office. Kenova, Wayne county;
authorized capital. $50,000; subscribed.
$1,500. and paid In, $150.
EDITORS TO BE HONORED
Wnten In Gal* Attire?The Town to b?
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WESTON, W. Vs., May 18.-Dr.
George I. Keever, of the Natural Gas
Company, has manifested great Interest
lu the decorations erected to-day In
honor of the meeting of the editorial
association, which convenes here this
week. A large frame that encloses the
word "Welcome" was erected on Main
atreet, by the gas company. The gas
from the letters burns out brightly,
making them letters of fire. It Is very
pretty. In addition to this the gas people
have two large ns torches that will
light the whole town.
J. S. Mitchell, of the electric light
company, has placed long strings of
numerous colored electric lights crossing
the streets at the corners In all directions.
Ik*h these illuminations have
cost the company'* quite a sum. The
private cltlsens are doing everything to
beautify their residences as well as
busines* houses In honor of the occasion.
1 Cn*/>In 1 nidintpfi to thi? InlMllrxnrM.
CLARKSBURG, W. V?.~ May 18.1
The Democratic editorial association
| held their annual meeting here to-day.
I The newspaper men of all parties and
I their wives and sweethearts from all
I parte of the state have been tarrying
here to-day. to be In readiness for the
Journey to Weston In the morning, to
; attend the atate editorial convention.
Twtlri Flrcmtu ?r? tVnrfully Uum*d at
CHICAGO, May 18.?Twelve firemen
wore frightfully burned to-night by tha
explosion of a tank containing eighty
I gallons of gasoline in the grocery of W.
II. Manley, in Forty-third street. Tho
explosion was heard for several blocks,
and many window* in the vicinty were
shattered. The severely injured art?:
Joseph (J. Hazen, third assistant chief,
burned about face and body, condition
serious. John Fitzgerald, marshal
Eleventh'battalion, burned abo'lt body,
condition serious. John Champagne,
hands, face and body frightfully burned.
The others whoso Injuries are not considered
dangerous are: Michael Doyle,
Henry wingu*, tnpi, i imiimK mmicj,
Lieut. James MeOraw. Jntnes lllckey,
Morris Maloney, Limit. James Iturke,
i Capt. 0. L. White mid J. J. Cruack.
THE ELKINS BILL
RrrtlrliiB Cordial Kmloraemrnt Prom
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. May IS.?San*
ator Elklns Is In dally receipt of letters
from al) partB or the country, written
by business tnen of prominence, in commendation
of his April Hpeech In the
senate. In advocacy of a discriminating
duty on foreign shipping brought Into
this country. In foreign vessels. The
senator's exposition of the question has
awakened unusual Interest and sentiment
everywhere iecnUI to be ropldlv
shaplnn In support of th-? measure,
many busy men take the flme to write
jiutograph letters In which they assure
hltn of their cordial endorsement.
WASHINGTON, I). C., May IR.-The
President to-day seni xno lonownig
nominations to the senate:
Justice?William W. Morrow, of California,
to bo United Stated circuit Judge
for tho Ninth Judicial icrcult; Georgo
Morgan Thomas, of Kentucky, to bo solicitor
of Internal revenue.
Navy?Passed assistant engineor
Frnnk II. Kldrldge, to be a chief engineer
In the navy.
Interior?Samuel 0. Morse, of Washington.
to be agent for the Indians of
the Neah Bay agency in Washington.
Aiill.Smtnrr Hill I<aw.
ALBANY, N Y.. May 18.~Oovernor
Ulack to-day signed the so-called antlr*<-nlplni?
bill. It absolutely prohibits
th?' sol ling of railroad and steamboat
tickets In this state except by ngontn
authorised to make such sales, anil then
they shiili soil tickets only in tho towns
where their written authority gives
them permission to make sales.
Of Ei-D. S. Senator McPherion
From Would-bo Murderers.
IS ASSAULTED IN HIS OFFICE
By Two Hen whoara Interested laeUw
| latt-IlU Lift Saved toy the Phmm* of
IM ef HU Secretary?One of the Aeeallente
Alnoet Blind, and HU OeCeeUr*
| Kye-9l?ht Prerwti Ilia from Carrying
Oat lit* Harderone Design*
YORK, May 18.?At* attempt
watt made to-day to kill ax-United Scales
Senator. J. R McPherson, te his office in
Aldrich building, this city. William B.
Van Aken, who roado the attempt, is
partly blind and la said to be interested In
a suit in which the senator la also involved.
Van Akerv had an accomplice
in the matter whose name is unknown
and who t-acaped. Van Aken wa* ar
Senator Mcpherson, who represented
New Jersey in the senate of the United
States for about eighteen years, 1s now
president of the Western Stock Yards
Company, with offices In the Aldrldge
building. The ex-senator occupies an
Inner office, while the outer office is for
his secretary. Edward F. Low.
Both men were In their usual places
about 11 o'clock this morning, when two
men entered. Ono was Van Aken, & well
built man about Ave feet ten Inches in
height. The other man was somewhat
smaller. Both men walked through the
secretary's office, past Mr. Low and Into
the inner office, where Senator McPherson
sat. 8enator McPherson was looking
over some papers at his desk and sat
with his back to the door. Both men
walked up to him and spoke to him.
Just what they said is not known, as
the senator has not Quite recovered from
the shock and cannot tell wfcat really
happened. He is so weak that a nurse
always accompanies him to his oflJce.
Mr. Low, the secretary, says that he
heard Van Aken say something to the
senator about wantlntrhlm to settle a- sui*.
Mr. Low says thut both men seemed to
have on Interest In a suit over the Belle
Meade stock farm, on the Lehigh railroad,
in New Jersey.
Mr. Low remembers hearing Senator
McPhersan tell Van Aken that he could
say nothing about the suit and must rem?
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Low took no further notice until ft minute
or 00 later the private office door was
suddenly pushed open. With a cry of
alarm the aged ex-senator came quickly
out Into the front office. Groping his
way, in a fury of blind haste. Van Akcn
followed. His companion endeavoring
to guide him through the doorway, but
Van Aken hurried ahead, putting his
hands out la front of him to feel bis way.
Before Mr. Low ctiuld rise from his seat
Van Aken clutched the ex-senator with
his right hand and fumbled with tils left
behind his back. Van Aken's companion
at this juncture hurried out of the
When Mr. Low caught Van Aken's
arm the half blind man had succeeded In
pulling a revolver from hla pocket. He
raided It until the muzzle was almost
against the trembling ol?l man's heart.
With a quick movement Mr. Low knocked
the weapon up. In doing so he managed
to get his finger caught In the trigger.
Van Aken. still clutching the senator,
who was shouting for assistance,
pulled madly at the pistol, which was
now pointed at the celling and rendered
harmless by Mr. Low's flng??r in the trig
ger. In answer to the shouts other tenants
came crowding: In. After a short
struggle Van Aken ww disarmed and
Before a policeman arrived Van Aken
desisted from struggling. He was taken
over to the Centre street police court.
He Is a well dressed man and gave his
address at a Tenth avenue hotel, this
cHy. After Senator McPherson had
somewhat recovered from the effects of
the shock he said that he had never before
seen Van Aken or his companion.
CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
lleroraM that will b? Urpd Upon the
WASHINGTON, D. C.May lS.-Great
pressure has been brought to bear on
the President for a reform In certain
branches of the civil service, especially
since the meetings of the senate committee
Investigating the workings of
the civil service. The main propositions
In the reforms demanded are briefly as
1.?The abolition of the rule allowing
without examination only within on*
year from th?? time of their removal
from the service.
2.?The exception from examination of
all chiefs of divisions. superintendents
and foremen, and all official* whoso duties
are of an executive character.
3.?-The issuance of a general order
rescinding all extension* of the classified
aervfert made slnco President Harrison's
The President has given no Intimation
as to what course he will pursue.
THE PRINCELY GIFT
Of 'flD.ono to the Unitary of l.oadoti
iM In be (JlreM by \V. \V. Aafor.
KtaKT YORK, May 18.?A special to
the Journnl from Ixmdon says: It Is
reported that the anonymous philanthropist.
who contributed J23.000 pounds
to the fund proposed by tho Prlnccss of
Wales to feed the starving on the occasion
of the queen's Jubilee is William
That report cannot be absolutely confirmed.
The probability of Its truth la
based upon Mr. Astor1* enormous wealth
and upon the fact that his generosity
has been unbounded In all directions
where royalty has shown the charltablo
Stephen lloriirtt Dead.
PITTSBURGH, Mar 18.?Stephen
Hornctt. the well known sporting newspaper
writer, died at his home this
morning, of consumption. "Steve" was
one of the best posted sporting men in
the United States, and his opinion was
sought by people not only In this city,
but throughout the country, lie was u
brilliant writer and hod ho.?ts of friends.
DciptraU Jail Ilrraker,
Special Dispatch to tht Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. May I8.-T0nlght
Jailor Richardson was assaulted
by Arthur Steptoe. a desperate colored
man. ?to had Just been aentenced to
live years In the pen. The Jailor was
blinded by a blow for a moment, during
which time, the man escaped, but
not until Richardson had flred two shots
Ohio NUt? Iterator rata.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 18.-Th*
Democratic State Central Committee
decided this afternoon to hold the state
convention In Columbus, June l!D and 30.
Judge Ulrlck Sloan, of Hlllsboro. will
be temporary chairman and Colonel W.
A. Taylor, temporary secretary.
THE BAPTIST WOMEN.
Second Dajr of the HlMtoMsy AbiItwn
uiy-Hfmpalhr for Wooua of OoImu
PITTSBURGH, Mar 18.?The second
day's session of the Woman's Baptist
Home Mission Society opened at 9:15 a.
m., In the Fourth Avenue Baptist
church. There were very few present
at the opening, many of the delegates
being engaged in committee work. The
first half hour was devoted to a conference
The committee on nominations made
the following nominations:
General officers?Presidents, Mrs. J,
N. Crouse, Chigago; corresondlng secretary,
Mrs. W. EL Ramsley, Brooklyn;
treasurer, Mrs. A. H. Barber, and a
long list of vice presidents.
On motion, the secretary cast the ballot
for the officers named, who are the
same as last year. This was done and
the president, Mrs. J. N. Crouse responded
for the newly elected officers.
An open parliament, presided over by
Miss Frances M. Schuyler, of Wllllamsport,
Pa., on "Our Young Women and
Girls," close the morning session.
The following programme was carried
out during the afternoon:
Opening servloe; children's hour, conducted
by Miss Mabel Hall; Our chil*
dren (1) on mission fields; (2) In our
homes and Sunday schools; an exercise
in costume; music; the Women's Baptist
Home Mission Society among the
nations (ten minute talks by missionaries);
welcoming strangers from Europe,
Miss Mary Be I by; proclaiming the
Messiah to the Jews. Miss Jeanette Oe
dallus; lifting up the Afro-American,
Miss Fannie Elliott; revealing the Great
Spirit to the Indian, pen picture?, by
Mis* Isabel A. H. Crawford; standing
for truth among the Mormons. Miss
Emma F. Parsons; opening the eyes ot
the Chinese, disease and remedy. Misses
Ames. Ford. Rose and Voss; Mexico's
millions. Miss M. O. Burdette; praise
and prayer; report of committee on enrollment.
In the evening the president read her
address reviewing the society's history
for the past twenty years.
The following resolution of sympathy
for '$ Cuban women was passed and
has been forwarded to Senator Morgan:
"Resolved, That In view of the terrible
sufferings of our sisters in Cuba reported
to us through Alberto G. Diaz,
who has known their prosperity and
now mourns their adversity, this Women's
Baptist Home Mission Society in
its annual meeting, representing a constituency
of fifty or sixty thousand women,
express our sympathy for tfesm
and urge all our Christian women to
pray that our government may soen
act the part of the good Samaritan anA
adopt measures to relieve their dis? %
The president announced a special
conference for workers to-morrow
morning, preceding the opening of thi
TOTTED BRETHREN CHURCH.
Th? ConftniA* Agalnat Theatre*, Ball*
and Card Parties
TOLEDO, Iowa, May 18.?At the
United Brethren conference today devotional
exercises were led by C. C. Bell, of
Oregon. There were nine woman delegate*
elected, but only atx are present
I-a*t evening there were a number of ooilege
meetings held for consultation and
acquaintance. A Ravel made in Germany
from wood secured In Africa, representing
the union of mission Interest,
was presented by Bishop Castle.
A resolution was adopted providing for
a committee to arrange for a centennial
celebration In 1900. The fourth Sabbath
In November wa.1 adopted a* temperancs
day. The committee on moral reform reported
advising all members to abstain *
from theatre-going, balls, card playing
and other similar amusements. It was
formally re-committed tor re-arranging
the paragraphs. The committee on boundaries
reported and the rules were susp??ded
so that the reports could be considered.
Presbytarlan Foreign Mlsstsns.
WARSAW, Ind., May 18.?The annual
conference of the board of foreign missions
wtth the chairman of the synodical
and preebyterlal committees and representatives
of the woman's boards, which
is held in connection with the 109th general
assembly, began Its session on if
Winona assembly grounds at 9 o'clock
this afternoon. Rev. Frank P. Ellenwood.
D. D.. L. D.. presiding. Rev. Clelarvd
B. McAfee, Ph. D., of Parte College,
Mo., Rev. Duncan Brown, D. D., of Larko..
and Rev. Hunter OnTbett, D. D., of
Chefoo, China, are on the programme tor
this afternoon and evening.
KB. CALHOUK'8 XI8810V,
Ue Diplomatically AeknowMiM 9fUM
la h lloaplfall<y In Cab*.
HAVANA, May 18.?W. J. Calhomutbe
special commissioner of tha United
States, who Is invetUKsttnj: Hi? death of
Dr. Rlchardo Rult, a naturalized American
citizen, visited the Spanish casino
la?t night, which was decorated and illuminated
in honor of the eleventh birthday
of Kin* Alphonao. MY. Calhoun waa
accompanied by the Spanish consul at
Philadelphia, Dr. Jose Confosta the
mayor of Havana. Beoor Michael
Diaz and Dr. Jover, who acted as Interpreters.
Mr. Calhoun admired the building and
rxpree^eu appreciation 01 ui? ouunn;
with which he vu received.
After the guest* and their hosts had
partaken of refreshment*. the secretary
of the casino toasted "Peace for Cutwv
and sincere and unadulterated friendship
between the United States and 8pain."
Dr. Jover then teamed "President McKlnley"
In English, which wm responded
to by Mr. Calhoun. The first words
which the latter uttered on gatntog fate
feet showed him to be an accomplished
orator as well a* & discreet diplomat
After some preliminary remarks of u
complimentary nature, Mr. Calhoun said
that when he received hi* appointment to
come to Cuba he formed the idea that he
wns going to a foreign country, but the
hospitality he had met -with in Spanish
territory had made hla residence here bo
pleasant that ho be*an to believe hltniielf
nmonK hi* own people, and yet was
almost forgettlnft his own country, while
longing for the approach of peace and
progress for Cuba.
Mr. Calhoun left the casino shortly before
Boy Mnrtlertr Captared.
MONCLOVA, Mexico, May 18.?Macedonlo
Franato, the seventeen-year-old
boy who murdered four persons here
and then eloped wltht ho daughter of a
ranchman, haa been captured In the
mountain* near Vlllalduma. ntate of
TumAllpoue. The girl was with him.
The couple presented a aorry spectacle,
nf* they had traveled over nine hundred I
mllea qirona a rough country In their
flight. .'lu-y will be brought here for
<1?1. y ^
Weather KorrcMt fbr To-dav.
For Went Virginia?Fair, warmer; variable
wind* becoming southerly.
For Woatcrn Pennsylvania and Ohio?
Fair, except occasional *howi?rw near the
Ink**!'; possible thunder storms; nllghtly
coolcr in northern portions; wosterly
The temperature yesterday as observed
by C. Schnepf. druggist, corncr Market
and Fourtconth streets. was aa follows: I
7 a. m MIS p. m 7J -|
9 a. m ?!7 n. m 78
13 m 7.1 weather?Fair.
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