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SHei&licclmg fUl 3ntcl%cnnr. VOLUME XLV?NUMBER 243. WHEELING, W. YA., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 2, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. "SIMPSON AGAIN mucked Speaker Reed (or Not Saining the Committees. bit MR. REED WAS SUSTAINED ' Br . lUataMM IUJ?rtly-A Uwly B? ,w mi tki U*aM, Dartai wfclU > imkai ,!.? IrwUrMM ? ik? fttfW TO* ItMl* ProitwilBi Willi th? Tariff HI. WASHINGTON. D. C.. June L?There v-*s a lively session of the house to-day. at which the policy of Speaker Reed and :br Republican majority were made tj*ln the subject of attacks by membera of the minority. Air. Richardson <D<m . Tcnn.) and Mr. Simpson tPop., Kan.) led the onslaught for th* minor* Ity. Th* majority position tvas ably defended by Mr. Henderson (Rep.. Iowa) and Grosveoor (Hep.. Ohio). The appeal of Mr. Lewis (Dem.. \V**h). taken last Thursday from th?* ii?o!non of the chair, that a resolution relating to foreign affair* did not con- , stltute a question of privilege, was laid f>n ibe table and after the skirmish over the methods of procedure, three special order# \eer* successively adopted, two I which, the senate bills making a special provision for the government printin* fifllce and for granting the secre tary of the uvy autnonty 10 conmn for any two vessels to carry contributed tupplles to India. were parnud. The other provided for the consideration of the Frye MU to prevent collisions upon harbors. rl%*ers and Inland waters of th* rnlted State# connected with the ocean. But Mr. Payne. In chant" of the latter bill, was forced to abandon It for the day to avoid the point of no quorum. The conference report on the sun dry civil bill was adopted. The compromise relative to the revocation of Pr*#M*nl Cleveland's forest reservation excited some comment. Mr. Loud Top.. Cat) objected to one feature of the rompromlse, but the opposition was not carried to a point of division. Mr Richardson made an attack on the speaker of the house and protested vigorously ajralnpt the present method of doinjc business. "Here we are." he ?*ld. "with our hands tied with no committees. none of the conveniences or the necessities of legrfstation: nothing except the committee ?>n rules, which dictates what we shall do and shall not do. The house never was in such a dilapidated condition for such a length of time." Mr. Simpson (Pop.. Kan.) remarked upon the spectacle presented by the house "because of the refusal of the speaker to obey the rules and appoint th? committees. We must come.'* he mntinued. "to the committee on rules as yuppllcanta." fontlnuln*. Mr. Simpson said: "Over 2.2W relief bills had been Introduced at t.nis session; 1.166 were for the relief of the old soldiers. The Repulicans." said be. "claim to be the especial guardiana of the old soldier. Why don't they consider th?*e measure*? Then there is the lunkruptcy bill, for the passage of which there Is a great demand throughcui the country." Is tbere any greater demand now than there was lo the last Congress?" Interrupted Mr.W. A. Stone. (R*p.. Pa.) There Is." retorted Mr. Simpson, because the prosperity you promised ha* not materialised and the people now seek the relief you promised th* tariff would Rive them through the bankruptcy court*." (Laughter.) Mr. Terry. (Dem.. Ark.), contributed some brief remarks to the debate. ?? which he described the majority as having lain down and been "bucked sad farced** by the speaker. Tka Speaker Defended. Mr. Henderson then came forward with a rather elaborate defense of the spesker and the course of the majority generally. He said that the majority stood ivady to finish the work It was called here to perform whenever It came from the other end of the capital. Ontlemen seemed to forget, be said, that a new Congress had assembled March 4. called together by a patriotic President to meet the condition in the treasury. In nine days the bouse had sent a blH which would furnish ample mbmiu > ?* artvA an amnU balance an nualljr to the"senate. The majority bad discharged lta duty, which was. perhaps, the chief reason It did not meet the approval of the ml* uorfty. "Whr fhte Bell In a tea pot?** he asked: "this tootling over from the realms of Kansas?** He defended the speaker fa not appointing committees. "It takes time to certain the pradetlctatlons and capabilities of members," aald he. "Take the gentleman from Kansas. Imagine trying to pick out a place where he could be useful to his country when every time he opens his mouth he makes the problem more difficult." 'Laughter and applause on the Republican side.) In conclusion Mr. Henderson said the house waa waiting to Anlfth the work it came here to perform. Meantime, he raid, it would transact such business as . n?*ht become urgent." Mr, Grosvenor, (Rep.. Ohio), followed In a similar strain, putting the Republicans In an excellent humor by bis witty comments on the minority leaderr At 4:30 tho houio adjourned until Thursday. THE TABiry BILL ftftll Making Fregu?-Ha a? Chin* Hate* Adapted. WASHINGTON. D. C.. June I.?The e^nate mad* food progms on the tariff bill fo-day, advancing to the Important metal echedule. During the day the paragraph* covering marble and atone, china, glaaa. brick and tiles were complated with a few minor exception#. Messrs. Vest and Jones. on behalf of the minority of the finance committee. Imposed numeroua amendments. which were defeated by majorities of eight to fourteen. The vote* were on party llneg In the main, although Messrs. Itawllna and White. Democrat*, voted with the Republicans to Increase the rate on onyx. ?nd Mr. McEnery. Democrat, voted with the Republican* against Mr. Jones' i mposition for a reduction of the ratea " cnina. A? a **")uel to the recent sensational peerh of Mr. Tillman. Mr. Hmlth. of N>w Jersey, row to a question of personal privilege whllo the tariff debate wt* proceeding and mad* a brief hut pointed denial of all speculation In suirar ,rtrk. either recently or at any time " hen *u*ar waa the subject of legislation. Mr Til)man wa* amonjr those *ho h?*ard the denial, but he made no imment on It. Senator Mrbaurln. of S'?tith Carolina, wa* sworn In early In th? day. mining th** membership of th?? e-riat#- to *t. Th*- tariff bill wnn taken up Immediately aftrr the disposition ??f th* regu 'sr business Mr. Aldrlch withdraw th*? commit tr* amendments to .' sragraph jv>. chtnti, etc.. leavingr the rate? a# r*portrd by the house, via: Decorated CO per cent ad valorem: ondecorated IG per cent. Mr. Jones. of Arkansas. moved to re. dure these rates to 35 and SO per cent respectively. Without debate a vole was taken and th<* proposed amendments were defeated, yeas 23. nays 34. Messrs. McKnery and Cannon voted with the Republican* In the negative, and Messrs. Karris (Kan.) and He!Held with the Democrats in the affirmative. In other respects the vote was on party lines. During the debate on the potting schedule Mr. Sewell. (Hep.. N. J.), read a statement showing that many it*.! fiiiiMl and x lim num ber of pottery workers were out of work *? * result of th? present low tariff rates. The committee offered a substitute, which was agreed to. on the paragraph covering tiles, glased or unglax>*d. It Is practically the same as the house paragraph. Paragraph 92. covering articles composed of earth and minerals substantia was taken up. and the committee amendments to the paragraph were agreed to. The remaining paragraphs relating to glass were agreed to. as reported, exopt the paragraph covering xtained or pointed glass, windows, which went over at the request of Mr. Allison. The paragraphs relating to stone nnd slate were agreed to as reported. This brought the senate up to schedule C. relating to metsl* and manufactures of metals, and at 5 o'clock the senate held an executive session, and toon afterward adjourned. TILLJUH CALLED DOW*. Basator Smith. or X*w Jersey, Dwtaa His Charge. WASHINGTON. June 1.?Senator Smith, of New Jersey, made a brief personal statement In the aenate this afternoon In reply to the newspaper charge repeated in the senate by Senator Tillman that he (Smith) had speculated in sugar stock. He said: "Mr. President, during my absence from the senate Che other day,.l ascertain from the record that In a very remarkable deliverance by the aenator from South Carolina (Mr. Tillman) he became >Donsor for a news paper clipping In which my name was mentioned In conncctlon with the schedule In the pending tariff bill. "It is only necessary for me to lay that the statement In the newspaper clipping In question is absolutely and unqualifiedly untrue. 1 have not. during this Mvion of Oongres*. bought or wid directly a single shsre of sugar stock, nor st any time prior t<? thU whe-i any leglslstlon affecting the value of sugar or sugar stock was pending." THOMPSON TOR MARSHAL, PrMMtDl Stadi Hlfl Scam* to Ik* to V. ?. ItnlHil CWrl? R. Well*. WASHINGTON. June l.-The President to-day sent the following nominations to the senate: William L Penfteld. of Indiana. to be solicitor t/K the department of state; John .K. Thompson, marshal of the United State*, for the district of West Virginia; John J. DeHaven. United district judge for the northern district of California. The appointment of Captain John R. Thompson to be United State* marshal for West Virginia, to succeed Hon. Charles K. Wells, the present Democratic incumbent, was forecast In these dispatches some days ago. There has been s.nne idea that Mr. Wells would serve out a four yesrs term from the date of his appointment about a year ago to succeed Marshal Garden, deceased. There were, however, two featurea of the case that were overlooked by such speculators. One was that the marshalshlp has now been In Democratic hands for f??ur years. Mr. Vinson was appointed by President Cleveland short1 v aft*r hU innuftinflon. and shortly after resigned: Mr. Garden was appointed for the unexpired term and after serving part of It died; Mr. Wells wa? appointed his succe*5??>r. It could not Ue Justly held that either Mr. Garden ??r Mr. Wella was appolned for a full term of four years, as the supreme court has recently decided that such presidential appointments are only to be h-l.l at the option of the appointing power. It may be seen that were Mr. Wells to bold in four years from the date of his appointment it would have held the mar?halahlp In the hands of the Dem<xfrai? for seven years, when the election of a Democratic administration had only been for four years. Captain Th^mpaon. of Pun nam county. the new Appointee, has, for twenty year* past, been one of the most prominent leaders of the Republican party In West Virginia. He was a brave Confederate eoldier. but early accepted the result of the war. and being an ardent belle\*er In a protective tariff and all the tenets of the Republican faith has never falteral in his support or ana worn :or them. He nu pre.tJdent of the Hepubllcan League and has (lone much hard and faithful work for the party. He is In every way qualified for the position and to a man of great perianal popularay. THE MATCH A DBAW. ChtM TtirataiMi toy Cable r?H|r*MMea and Mcmbtra of thi BritUll Parltawrnl. WASHINGTON' June 1.-Three camp.i In the international chess match remained to be completed to-day. They were table No. 2. Shafroth vs. Parnell; No. 4. Plowman vs. Atherley-Jone*. and No. 5. Wilson va. Handy. Th*re wore many expression* ?.f opinion that the Americans* probably would win two of the three, the least promising pune being table No. 2. where Mr Shafroth started handicapped with the necessity uf making alx move* in thirteen minute*. It had been decided to play a con ultatlon icame after the match was fintubed. The English players were Messrs. Phinkett, Wilson and Shaw, the latter being a r^nerve and not playing In n snatch gram*. The American players chonen were Messrs. Pearson, Bodlne and Plowman. In the first rame to-day the offer of Wilton (British) to draw accepted by Handy (American). Parnell mtfBed to Shafroth on hoard : at the fifty-ninth move. Thu makes the match a draw, two frame* belw? won on each aide and ow draw. ronilrwBtloBi. WASHINGTON. D. C.. June t.?The senate to-day confirmed the following nominations: * William Haywood, of the District of roiumbla. to h* secretary of the Itnation and consul general of th* t'nlted Htates at Honolulu. tUwall. William Vauvhan. of Alabama. to he t'nlted .States attorney northern district of Alabama: H F. Htahl. of Arkansas, to l?e I'nlted Mutes marsh.il western district of Arhan?a?. V?rb Vih <J?ts II. WASHINGTON. D. C.. June 1. ?It Is understood that the President has fully decld??J upon Kills II. llob?rts. of New York, for (Tnlted Slates treasurer, nnd that his nomination will lw? sent to th* senate in a day or two Mr Itobrita nt one time was assistant treasurer of the United titatva at New York. INDIAN TROUBLE. Official Report Say* the Situation . la Serious. THE WHITES IN AN UGLY MOOD Oa Acwiat of <b? Mtrdtra ill the India as In Their War P?lat>Mlaa A?*?t A(lu tli* (tonrMnt to ImmI Tw? Troops of Cur miry to tto* Hmm-A rssl? tof A|tbM tto? ApitudkMUr CmUr liked to PiUUaa tor His Removal. WASHINGTON. June l.-The official report of the troubles among the Cheyenne Indians In Montana, dated May J6. reached the Indian bureau Co-day from Captain Stouch, In charge of the Tongue river agency. It confirms the Washington dispatches of the Associated Press yesterday attributing the trouble to the murder of a sheep-herder and indicates that the motive of the murder was to prevent the herder from giving testimony of the illegal slaughter of beef which he had witnessed. An investigation will be made immediately. The agent reports that intense excitement exists among the settlers, and thers is a liability to further trouble. He says that there are a great many bloodthirsty young men among these Indians an i that If the settlers and the young Indians should meet trouble would be the result. For the peace and safety of all concerned be advises the stationing of two troops of cavalry In the neighborhood. A request was made to the adjutantgeneral of the military department at St. Paul for a troop of cavalry to be stationed at Camp Meritt all the time instead of a detachment of infantry, as now. If a mounted party could be seen frequently on different parts of the reservation. it would be of great benefit. In the opinion of the agent. The report says thai on May 6 the agent was informed of the disappearance of a sheepherder in the employ of Mr. Barringer. who?e ranch is on the Tongue river. A search party wo* organised by a cousin of the herder on May 23 and agency help asked. Troops from Fort Keogh and Camp thm PnvhiLl And Tongue rivers were to constitute the search party; on the 24th of May Indian police were sent out to assist and the body was found three-quarters <?f a mile from the camp and about three miles north of the reservation. The murder was undoubtedly committed by Indians and it has excited the settlers throughout the country and they are crying for Justice and retribution. The man was an Inoffensive hunchback and has been sn object of sport for the Indians. The carcass of the slaughtered beef was discovered near by. in this connection it Is stated that only a few cattle belonging to Che settlers have been killed by the Indians during the psst winter and apring; two near the agency, a few on Tongue river and two near Stebblns creek; a total not nearly so large as heretofore. The Interior department will make a formal request to the war .department to station cavalry at the camp and the agent will be reinatructed to use every effort to secure the punishment of the perpetrators of the crime. Senator Carter has been sppealed to in behalf of the settlers alleged rights, but he has replied counselling moderation among the whites. County Attorney T. J. Porter wired, the senator from Miles City that Agent Stouch ought to be suspended immediately for resisting state officers serving process in driving off the sheriff from the agency. He claimed rhe situation was serious and that bloodshed would result. If the agent is Instructed not to resist the sheriffs posse. he added, conflict will be avoided, though the county attorney regarded an outbreak as certainly Imminent. CALHOUN'S Million Eipfclrd t# Arrive **ad?y-K*port wtlt )M Verbal. WASHINGTON. June 1.-While no official communication, either letter or report, has come to Washington a* yet from Mr. Calhoun, the special counsel sent by the President to Cuba in connection with the Ruix case, private advices received here fn?m him Indicate that he expect* to leave Havana for Washington next Thursday or Friday. He will go directly to New York by steamer instead of coming back from Tampa by rail as he went, and It is expected that he will reach this city about next Sunday. It is said at the department that no official report upon Cuba is to be expected from Mr. C&ihovn; that all he will have to submit officially will bear upon the Ruis case, which waa the subject of his official appointment, and that anything he will have to communicate respecting the general conditions in Cuba, an affected by the war. will be In the shape of a verbal report to the Prwrtdent. As for the Ruia case, it is now clear that there will be two reports, but in the absence of an exact knowledge as to tfw points of disagreement. It is not possible for the officials at the atate department II? <k* -?? '?? ?n Kn Ulan Irv I l(J pn^JH !???- ?ir?v oi-.,. >v ? ? th?- matter, although It is certain that it will not be allowed to rest on the record so far taken. Pablle Debt XUUment. WASHINGTON. June L?The monthly statement of public debt ahows that (he debt, less c?*h in the treasury at the close of business on May 29. 1S97, was IW6.W4.022. a decrease for the month of <1.560.080. which is principally accounted I f.ir by an Ibctmm of over <2.000,000 In rash in the treasury. The debt Inde- : pendent of the e*?h was Increased during the month by 1463.213, accounted for In redemption account. The debt Is recapitulated as follows: Interest-hearing debt. <847,365,090; debt on which Interest ha? ceased since maturity. <1.34S.510; debt bearing no in- I terest. <37?.0?4.324; total. <1.226.597.864. 1 This amount, however, does not Include <595.535,953 In certificates and treasury notes offset by ttn equal amount of caah in the treasury. The cash In the treasury Js classified as followsi Gold. <1*1.707.291; ?Hver. <519.764 957; , paper. <147.894.920; bonds, disbursing | officers balances, etc.. <18.129.55S; ties outstanding amounting to <637.382.013, leaving a net cash balance in the treas ury of $230,113,812. A CandlfUt* for Pre?l4*iit. WASHINGTON. Jun* l.-Marma PolMiiky. ?>fcOhleairo. who In n candidate for prrHid.MJt of th?- National IyaRU* of Republican club< ia In Washington, and with Senator Manna to-day called upon President McKinley- There arc quite n number of other candidate# for the place and the r^nte^t I* very *plrltcj. The meeting Is to be held at Detroit. Tti?* Hawaiian Treaty. WASHINGTON, June 1.?Senator Davit ha* Introduced a proposed amendment to the tariff bill providing that nothing In the act shall be held to repeal or Impair the provision* of the reciprocity treaty with Hawaii. Senator Da vis ssys that the treaty contain* a solemn declaration that It should not be abrogated except upon one year's notice. Th* bill as It came from the house contained a provision substantially the Mine ss the amendment of 8etiator Davis. but It was itrlcken out by the finance committee. SEMES GOES FREE. The Court Plstfs that 1U wu Oilllf r Uu Itsal* Is CenUMpt. WASHINGTON. June 1.?In the caae of John E. Searles. the tusar trust witness, Judge Bradley this morning: ordered the Jury to brine In a verdict of acquittal, holding that the questions asked the witness by the senate com"?? iwrtlnnnl Anil If BO were not within the Jurisdiction of the committee. The Judge's opinion was exhaustive. It had been reduced to writing. He pointed out hat Mr. Searles had testified specifically that no money had been contributed by the sugar trust to the national campaign or for the purpose of Influencing legislation or the action of United States senator*. As to the local contributions Mr. Sear!es had testified that he did not know how the contributions had been'used, by, whom or for what purpose. The questions put to the <leU?n<iant were claimed to be pertinent to the second and third divisions of the senatorial inquiry, namely, as to whether the sugar trust had contributed sums to campaign funds with the purpose of Influencing the election of a United States senator, and whether any senator had been a party to a compact with the sugar trust. Certainly, the Judge said, a single Investigation as to whether the sugar trust bad contributed to a campaign fund would be an unwarranted search in the private affairs of the company and placed under the power of the senate. The senate commltte had reported that no testimony had been produced to show that he sugar trust had made any contributions to any national campaign fund or for the purpose of affecting legislation. If money had gone for the purpose of electing members ot state legislatures who In time would elect a United States senator. It was beyond the power of the United States senate to go behind the election of legislative members. If this were true as to state matters, how much more true was It of local elections. It would be the wildest conjecture to assume that the money so contributed in any way had gone to make up the sugar schedule. It appeared from the report of the commltte that they were not In possession of any facts upon which they could base the most remote hope of showing an ultimate connection between the sugar trust's contributions and the sugar schedule. Under these eircum stances (t must be held tnat tne question s asked were an unwarranted pryIns into the private affairs of the company and therefore beyond the Jurisdiction of the senate. Judge Bradley therefore sustained the motion of the defense and ordered the Jury to return a verdict of acquittal. Thejury accordingly rendered a verdlet of not guilty and Mr. Searles was free. The cases of E. J. Edwards and John F. Shriver. the newspaper correspondents. were postponed until next Monday. ^ REFORMED F&E8BYTXRIAX& Tk? Ifnod Kpeadi (Jt? D?r C?Mild?rlnK the Xattoul HcMrm Rtporf. BEAVER FALLS. Pa.. June 1.?The synod of the Reformed Presbyterian ch'urch re-convened this morning at 9 o'clock. The report on national reform was again taken up and Dr. McAllister given the floor, but he said that he had no reaaon to prolong the discussion, but hoped the report would be adopted. Many vigorous speeches were made in favor of national reform, and some correction to the plan of work offered. Rev. J. S. Duncan moved the previous question of appropriation of JS.QOO to national reform. This was carried unaimously. Dr. McAllister then read the financial report of the national reform association, which was adopted. In the afternoon the conference commission appointed Monday afternoon for the purpose of attempting a settlement of Dr. David McAllister's heresy case, mad* their report. Dr. W. R. Wallace, aa chairman of the commission. stated that after considering the case in the most careful manner and getting at detain aa iv mm iwwmc they had resolved to request Dr. McAllister to cease the publication In the "Christian Statesman" of articles In the line of those referred to In the charge, and that It was this recommendation that they presented to the synod. Before a vote waa cast upon the adoption of the report. Dr. T. P. Stevenson and Rev. John Hunter, each made a brief prayer, asking guidance In this great question which haa caused so much discussion before the synod. Dr. McAllister made a few remarks. In which he stated that aa their resolution was presented to the synod It waa ' an Injunction to him to cease the publication of the "Christian Statesman." I He further said that he demanded that i this case be tried, and told the synod in all frankness that It must be tried. C?*gr*c*tlon?l MIhIou. I SARATOGA, N. Y.. June 1.?The sevj enty-flrst annual meeting of the Congregational Home Mlsiosnary Society, mot this afternoon and wOl contluue until Thursday evening. The society's missionaries have organized in all 6.44C r?hurrhes?about 1,600 of them being Presbyterian, platned in the early years where that denomination did Its home missionary work through this society. During thf? seventy-one years of Its existence, It has received $17,373,571 In cash. Thai Word "Obey" ftUBLIN. Ind., June 1.-United nrethren conference to-day was the scene of a ??harp debate over wme proposed changes In the discipline. Th*> won! "obey" la tti<? marriage cor^mnny ?ra.? di*cii8:wd. but it was not stricken out. although u largo number of women had requested that this be done. A Thrraltnrd Lynching. OWEN8BORO. Ky.. Juno L?Hon John C. Colson. Republican nominee for county Judge of Hell county, brother ol Congressman D. G. Colson, Eleventh i/?n?n(.irv iiiiirlct. was shot and killed by John Hugan, ssloonkeeper, nbout J o'clock to-night. Pugan lied, but was captured after a aklrmlfh. Kxclti-ment run* high and In nil probability Dugan will stretch hemp before morning. _ Blc "i* ! Caldwell. CALDWELL. O . June 1.?Early thl? afternoon L. C. Curtls'a livery atablr took fire and In lew than two hour* one whole aquarc wan destroyed; loa* full) $50,000, with Inaurance for only half. Thf Grand hotel. P. P. Vohe. dry good*. Pur tla* livery stable and three snloona wer# conaumed. lnc*'ndlnrl*m la aunp^rt.nl Thla la the Becomi bad fire here wllhlr thirty day*. ____ A strike lit lUtani, HAVANA. Junr 1?The wtreet ear atage driver* am! atablc banda nf thii city hate gone ?>ut on atrlke, owing t? th?> fallur? of ih?- companies to coniplj with their promises to Increase tin wages of their employes n* a rcault o the fail in the value of hank bllla. MEN WALKED OUT. Jones and McLaughlin's Employes Refine a Reduction. CONFLICTING CLAIMS ARE MADE i ? Hoarding om Xnmb?r-All *?t Workln* r?d?r lh? AaulpmaM lMUAff?rt?L PrltaaoLowan Ik* Pr*?cnf Bull chat Ik* Waf*-Karm*r% Mut finffler rniboiub or will ClM*-4li(Ma|0 and honlai Nu Umy llrllu - Conditions Will be m Until Jf?w Tariff Uon la kffmt. PITTSBURGH, une 1.?A 10 per cent cut in affecting all men not under the Amalgamated scale was ordered at the Jones & Laugblln Iron works to-day. As a result the open hearth workers and some other employes. In all about 200, refused to go to work last night. The firm employs 2,000 men. The strike will propably cause a shut down of the entire plant. This morning the (strikers gathered about the gates of the mill and gave three cheers. This was evidently a signal, for Instantly all the men at work, except the tonnage or Amalgamated men. threw down their tools and walked out of the mill. At noon 500 men were on a strike. Thenlght turn men say they will not go on duty unless the matter Is adjusted. and this will cause a general suspension. as the tonnage men cannot work without the laborers. The stories of the number of men who quit work are conflicting. At the South Side office a superintendent thought about 250 men had quit work, but these had not crippled the plant. The work '* tM ki?? men claim that unwefn w am. -w refused to work for the reduction. The superintendent *aJJ he would rather have the old employes resume, but it they do not. new men win be employed to take their places. About 2,000 men are affected by the cut. The laborers have been paid J1 25 per day. and these have been cut to SI 12HThe present reduction l* significant. Inasmuch as the amalgamated stee 1 f?cale come* up for oonsi Juration this month. The present scale expire* July 1. If Jones & Loughllns refuse to sign the Amalgumated scale there Is no telllnic where the trouble will end. W. L. King. of the firm, was asked today if the reduction did not indicate that th* new amalgamated scale will be rejected when It comes op for ?kis1 deration and that the firm will demand a reduction on th* present wages. He said: "That Is the assumption." Mr. Kin* said: "We have been hoping since last fall that we would not be compelled to make a reduction, but prices have had a downward tendency, and we put it off at Ion* as we could, hoping business might Improve. "We must either operate our plant at these prices or clo?e down. Thousands of mechanics and laborers apply every week for work and it will tw no trouble to get men. Our orders have largely be#?n from hand to mouth, and it has been difficult to get orders to keep the men at aork." nijf Strike In Pr*?p?ci. PITTSBrRGH. June -l.-The Commercial Oaaerte will say to-morrow: The furnacemen throughout the Shenangv> and Mahoning Valleys contemplate a general stnK? aiwu> ... crex*ed wages. The men have no organization an yet. but are in* 1st In* on having organisers from the Knight* of Labor sent among them. The plan for the Ktrike, which -will Include 10,000 men. is to wait until the weather gets at summer heat, when it will be impossible for new men to do this das? of work and it i? believed the furnace operators will capltuhLte. The present wages of the furnace men vary from II 50 to 12 per day. Ohio MIimh Won't strike. CINCINNATI. June L?A Columbus, Ohio, special says: There now seems no chancethat theOhlocoal miners will Join In any general strike which may be called. since the conference held here today by President Farms and Secretary Lewis. The Indications aro that the Plttsburgg men will be left to flght their own battle. Nor* Urn Go to Work, ANDERSON. Ind.. June 1.?The American plate glass works, the largest outside of the trust, has resumed operations at Alexandria. In all fiOO skilled men are bctnjc put to work. The starting of this factory will cause a fluctuation of plate glass prices, which the tru?t increased when the Are occurred. Gluaworkin Wane Tariff. PITTSBURGH. June L?President Simon Burns, of the Window Glass Workers' Association, forwarded to Senator Quay the large?t petition ever sent out by that organisation. It urges the senate to restore the duties ?>? window gla.-w to the rates lived by the Dlngley bill and passed In the house. Every window ff1aa? worker in the country has signed the petition, and It also contains ' the names of many men who are not members, but who are dependent upon 1 the glass factories for employment. A FIENDISH DEED. Five Children Barned to Dtilh by Ene< mlrt of Their Father. WELCH. W. Va.. June 1.?Fire children were burned to death In the residence of J. II. White, two miles from Keystone, last nighl. Enemies of the family are believed to have llred the house. [ Both White and his wife were away on a visit, and their tive children were left alone in their ffcrm house. The children had retired when the Are was started. The children who met death were a ' * ?>? <* of t?n. one of six. one of four, ami a Kir! of six. ? Bloodhounds will be used to take ur the scent. If possible, from the ruins o! [ the houoe and trace the (lend*. Knight* of the <?rlp. ' NASHVILLE. Tonn. Juno l.-Th< National Traveler* Protective Assocla' tlon met In the hall of the house of repre*enta*lvcs to-day. The attendance I? the largest In the history of the orjranlradon. The rrore'edlmrs were opened with prayer hy Itev. Alonm M. Monk, national Chaplain, after which addressee of welcome were delivered by Mayor Mc> . rarthy, Major A. W. Willis, secretary ol . the ohnmbcr of commerce, and W. It Johnson, president of the Tennessee dl? vlnlon. No bu?ln<??a was transacted hy the as? J ?r?clatlon. the flr*t busings session be* In* held to-morrow morning. flurlM II. Amlrrwi l>t?n. HOSTON. June l.-Charlos H. An ? tlrrwj. one of the proprietor* <?f th< ? Uoston Herald, died at hi? home to.dsy Mr. Andrew* was born In Hoston lr 1534 and had been connected with th< f Herald with the exception of a few yean biacc 1S57. TEKMLEBACE WAS Mm ArktaiM-AlnwIj fkrm Dlftlka lUra Resulted. ATKINS. Ark., June 1?A terrJbla raco war 1* Id progress la Lee township, fire mile* south of Atkins, to which two or three men have already been killed or fatally wounded, and the communltr fa in a state of *reat excitement with a more serious outbreak liable to occur at an? moment. The killed or fatally Injured so far as can at present be ascertained are: Will Oajrlord. colored, whipped to death by * mob of whiten. Jease Nickels, terribly cut with . knives by oegroes; will probably die. White man, name unknown, fatally Reason Edgge, white, nhot by deputy constable; extent of injuries not known. Constable C. E. Edgge. badly cut. The trouble began Sunday night, when a gang of three or four negroes attacked two white men. Jes*e Nickels and J. R. Hodges, iritb knives nnd pis. tols. A terrible flflht look place. In which young Nickels was cut by the negro**. Nickels attempted to cut one of the negroes, and the white men defended themselves with fence rails. The negroes then began firing and ' at one of the white men had been shot, the negroes fled. Warrants had been Issued for the negroes on Monday, but they declared that they would not be arrested. Reason Edgge, white. Joined In with the negroes to help them resist arre?t. and when officers went to the scene. Reason Edgge attacked Constable Eddge with a knife and inflicted dangerous Injuria. George Edgge. a deputy constable. succeeded in arresting Reason Edgge after he shot him in the arm. Last night, one of the negroes. William Oaylord. who had participated in the riots, was taken from hts home by a mob, supposed to be composed of white men. and after being stripped, was tied to a post and beaten into Id* sensibility. He was still alive, but unconscious at last accounts. SDSAT109AL SEMIOS Of the Harrtibarg LtgUUUn lasaraae* KwlnSU Commillr*. HARRISBURG. Pa.. June 1.?The Joint legislative committee, appointed to investigate the 150.000 insurance scandal, held a sensational session this afternoon. Haley Fiske. vice president of the Metropolitan Insurance Company, stated that Frank H. Leonard, of the Clearfield Coal Company, who said he represented one or two Pennsylvania state senators. call?d on the secretary of the Metropolitan company in New Tork and laid before him a plan whereby the bill could be killed. John French, of Oil City, district agent for the Metropolitan company, told of a visit he paid to Senator Shortt. of Sugar Grove, Warren county, in referenoe to the bill, and he said: *I have no sympathy for you people. I bad the bill recommitted, thinking you people would takethe cue." He said: "You want to get after Judge Burham and Senator Andrews. Andrews is in that business and he does not make any bones about it. As for myself. I have plenty. Tou know the county members are square and honest and they would not do anything of that sort. Still that Is not saying that X can't be touched." Senator Short: took the stand. With much feeling he said that French's statement was "ao ahseJute,vlcions and maliciou* lie." and turning to French, he said fiercely: "And you know It You partook of my hospitality and then manufactured such a low-lived lie." Another hearing will be held Monday. STEAMSHIP OYXEOU& The VaJcacia froai X?w York la Cafe* Thaaght Co Hiw B? Wwekrt. NEW YORK. Jon* L?The Journal says: A cablegram from Havana received last night announced that the Ward line officials In that port believe that the steamship Valencia has been wrecked. The Valencia left New York on May SO for Nassau and south side Co baa ports. She w&? In command of Captain Skilllngs and had a crew of forty-flve all told. All that could be learned last night was there were less than five cabin pa?engers on board. The Valencia reached Nassau in safety. Officers on the Santiago say that the Valencia left Nassau at 2 a. m., of May 25, for Guantacamo and she then had | only one cabin passenger. The others ] had disembarked at Nassau. The run to Guantanamo fully occjpied forty hours, and a stop of twrelve hours Is made at that port After leaving there Valencia was expected to touch at San* tla*o. then proceed to Mansanillo and .1 finally to Clenfuegos, which Is the most eastern point in her voyage along the south coast Allowing for running time and the usual stops, the Valentla. if all went well, should have entered the Tortuous passage leading Into Manxasllki Bay last Saturday afternoon. VOX TAPBCH'8 TBIAL. A Wilnm Give* 1TMttnaay Agalmt til* PrUonvr. %; BERLIN. June 1.?The trial of Herr Von Tausch, the former chief of i the political police, was continued this morning. The prisoner Is charged with perjury, high treason and J forgery. Herr Hammsn. a councilor of legation, testified to the ; discovery that Xormann-Schumann. an Implicated newspaper man. who escaped from Berlin last year in time to avoid arrest and prosecution with Baron Von Luctaow. was the authsr of dangerous % articles In the Paris and Brussels newspapers concerning the health of Era- ! poror William of Germany, and tho financial affairs of General Count Von i Caprivl. the Mrmer chancellor. Herr Hammon said Von Tausch should hav? revealed these fact* years before. and 'j he must have known the publication of the articles was against the stale. Twenty CbrlatUna Kitted. VIENNA. June 1-ThcXeueFreIePresso j publishes a dispatch from Canw 1*. land of Crete, to-day. saying that fighting occurred yesterday near Canca. between Hashl Bsxoulu* and Christian in- ! suraents. in which twenty Christians a . acre killed. Wkr Th.y R?iir?<i. LONDON. June 1.?A special <ti?- , pitch from Athens announce that th# Turks have retired from the Othryt ' 1 mountains to the plains of Thesaaly, oaring to the difficulty of transporting ' rations to the troops stationed on that I range. Weather Portrait Air ToiUr. For West Virginia, fair, followed hy showers Wednesday afternoon; slightly warmer: southeasterly winds. For Western Pennsylvania, generally >j fair: slightly warmer; easterly winds. ! For Ohio, showers; warmer in north orn pornon; iikni umnij D. l??l T#mp?r?l?rr. The trtrivrattire y*?terday aa observed J by C. Bchncpf. drujrxt't. cornrr Fourteenth ' ij 1 and Market streets. as follows: f T a. m M | J p. m 71 - ^ ' ? a, m 69 ! 7 p. m ? C7 . s 12 ni 71 j catber?Fair. ' i