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VOLUME XLVI~NUJPER 1ft WHEELING, W. YA., FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. H.S5J&S&.
"""it ivas easy. Veteran* of the Society of the Army of West VlrRlolu ACCEPTED WHEELING'S PROFFER Of Hospitality for the Reunion of Eighteen Nlnely-Klglit. Tilt GOVS ANXIOUS TO COME. llrra Atfalii, and vrera Dtllfhttd thai iVIicrlluif Had Ksitndwl su invitation. '1 here uai -Vot u Uliaeutlng Vote at thi MttllUK of 111* Vice I'rcildf nt??A .Heellug of tho Itennlon Committee Is to be Held Next Week-10.000 Visitors will t ome to Wheeling Iti '08-Htory of the Iteanlon, which Cioaed Yeatcrdoy. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. COLUMBUS, O., Sept. 9.?As was prodieted in this morning's Intelligencer, Wheeling Is to have the noxt annual reunion of tho Army of Wesefc Virginia. In a meeting this forenoon of the officers, tho choice was made in favor of Wheeling for 1898. By the time the matter of selection was brought up the opposition had so narrowed as to leave Wheeling practically In possession of the field. f Take It all In all It was largely- a Wheeling and West Virginia day. Governor Atkinson was to-day made an honorary member of tne organization. He to-day, with Governor Bushnell and numerous military men, reviewed the street demonstration. This evening Governors Atkinson and liushnell spoke at the great camp flro of the week. A telegram was received and read at tho evening session rrom ex-uovernor .wacCorkle, who was billed for a speech, but could not attend. The parade, which was one of the most Imposing seen In the Capitol City for years, was not so long, however, as It would have been had the heat not been so Intense. As it was, with the thermometer hovering near the century mark, many of the veterans took the wiser course and refrained from marching. HOW IT WAS WON. Secretary llmlett, of the C hamber of Commerce, Ulvci the Details. We win. And Jackson losei Several weeks ago the Intelligencer suggested that a movement to secure for Wheeling in 1898 the reunion of tho Society of the Army of West Virginia, if promptly and vigorously undertaken, would meet with success. The suggestion was followed up with Interviews with business men and veterans, and the result was the working up of sentiment to the point of calling a meeting of citizens. At this meeting a committee was named to push Wheeling's claims before the Columbus reunion this week. Last night several of the members of the committee, Including Mr. Howard ]Iazlett, Captain C. J. Rawllng, Mr. Joseph C. Brady nnd Mr. Dunlap, the latter of West Alexander, returned from Columbus, Hushed with the splendid victor)' they had achieved before the meeting of the vlce-preslcents of the society yesterday morning, when every vestige of opposition disappeared and by a unanimous vote Wheeling was glv en me iavo reunion. "At the meeting of vice presidents," said Secretary Hazlett, who went as a representative of the chamber of commerce, "our Invitation was laid before the meeting and the motion to accept was passed with a hurrah. Wo were told that the old soldiers are anxious to come to Wheeling again and that they were pleased to receive our invitation. General Powell, in particular, was enthusiastically in favor of Wheeling, nnd his Influence counted for much. We worked hard on Wednesday afternoon and last night. Jackson put In some good lldks, but the boomers from the coal town soon realized the drift was toward Wheeling and that their cause was a hopeless one. They pleasantly acquiesced in the result nnd promise to make 'Wheeling?'9S' a reunion that will go down Into the history of the Society us one of the best of many successful gatherings. 'Joe' Brady made the plea for Wheeling before the vice presidents and It wa?* an eloquent effort that Impressed the veterans. Governor Atkinson and the members of his staff were also untiring In their efforts to bring success to our efforts." "What steps ure now contemplated?" was asked. "Coming over from Columbus this afternoon wo decided to call a meeting of the general committee one day next week, when steps will be taken to start the preliminary work. We are Informed that there will lie 10,000 visitors With us, and we must make elaborate and extensive preparations to entertain them. Wo are thinking of getting an immense tent to use for holding the meetings during the reunion. We have not yet decided where the reunion will be located; possibly It will lift on the state fair grounds." All of the members of the committee Worked hard for the success that crowned their efforts, and It would be hard to pick out one or two men for praise. If ?'ti" should be named, he would be Captain c. .1 Hawllng, whose experience and wisdom in the matter of reunions Kr'-ntly aided tlyj committee, of which he Is the head. BUSINESS SESSION Of llir Army of Writ Virginia?KJrctlon ofOflltiri. COLUMnUfl, flepti i?.-Tho business meeting of th" Army of WchI Virginia to-day appointed a committee, heeded by Gen. I. II. Duval, of Wellsburg, W. Vh? to draft resolutions on the life, character Ami d-ath of Col. Htnrr, of the Ninth \V".u Virginia regiment. The following ollle< r.? were elected: President, W. II Powell, iMIvlllo, Illinois; MffrHury nnd treasurer, P. I'\ Zelse, Mlddleport; assistant secretary, c. J. lloberlH, Wheeling. Among the Vies presidents nr>> Thayer AMvln, Wheeling; I, II. Duval, Wellsburg; Van If. Hukey, Pnrkcrshurg; G. J. Walker, Jackson C, II,, W. Va. To?morrow will end Hie reunion and Dm veterans rtftd their families and filenda will return !<? their homes, tired and happy to meet tigiilh In Iniik nt Wheeling. In lh< parade to-dov the Hlxth and Hovonlh V. H. Infantry, local slate lroo|et and old loldlers appeared, Colonel Poland, of the regular iinny, being chief Marshall _ lllMV'l I hi <, I'l MllllUI* t fMTTHniniGH, Hept, 0. Th' I'rnnsvlvnnla Tube Works Company has g!v n notioo to its employ#* that whim will hi advanced tni per rent, beglnnlnc. with next pay day, Hottlcmbei U0, The lu? trmise will affcol about MOO workmen. OHIO NATIONAL DEMOCRATS Nominate a Slalo Tlokct-Ex-ConffrcMraau OnllitfklU Endorsed fur bcualor. l'rciUleut McKliiUf Thanked. COLUMBUS. Ohio, 8ept. ?.-The state convention of the National Democrats to-day, was not as large as expected,the attendance being limited to probably a half a hundred delegates. The loaders of the party express themselves as well satisfied, however, and attribute the small attendance to the fact that business men generally are less apprehensive of the money question than a year ago. They believe nlso that the party has pursued a wise policy in nominating a state ticket. This was the only question In fact upon which a difference of opinion developed among the delegutes. Notwithstanding the committee appointed Wednesday night decided that it was advisable to nominate a state ticket, the opposition succeed In having a plunk slipped Into the platform declaring it Inexpedient to nominate a state ticket. A lively discussion was precipitated by this coup of the minority and it developed that the question Involved waH wnemer me pony organization could be maintained more effectually by nominating or not nominating: u stato ticket. The majority soemed to think that a state ticket would Hive the party organisation ft prestige which It could not otherwise secure and thla plank of the platform was defeated by u decisive vote. Next to the nomination of a state ticket the most Important action of the convention was In endorsing a candidate for United States Benator. Tho proposition originated with the Franklin county delegates and Hon. Joseph H. Outhwalte, of this city, was unanimously endorsed. The following state ticket was nominated: For governor?Julius Dexter,Cincinnati. Lieutenant governor?Judge A. E. Merrill, Sandusky. Judge of the supreme court?Judge John II. Clarke, Youngstown. Attorney general?Daniel Wilson, Cincinnati. State treasurerSamuel Stevens, Columbus. Slate commissioner of schools?Prof. W. II. Johnson, Granville. For member of state board of public works?Henry; D. Cofllnborry, Cleveland. Tim Platform. Following is the platform: "We, the representatives of the National Democratic party of Ohio,in state convention assembled, reaffirm allegiance to the principles of the party as set forth In tho platform adopted at Indlannpolls In 1896. Criticism and attack of that platform have vindicated its strength and wisdom. "We declare for the maintenance of ?he gold standard for the retirement of tne greenDacn ana ror tne extension or the civil service merit system, whereover possible in the nation and In this state. "We demand retrenchment of expenKos and scope of government that there be left the utmost freedom of Individual effort consistent with safety and peace. "We denounce the recent tariff legislation as encouragement of extravagance and refrlngement of private right, and unfair tax on nil for the benefit of tho people and an arbitrary interference by legislation with the natural laws of trade. "We denounce In the Dlngloy bill the heavy duties on lumber, wool and hid*-.* ns Increasing the cost of clothing and shelter of the people. "We condemn -the proposed annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, as Introducing Into our union a larRe Asiatic nnd tropical population utterly unfltto'd for American citizenship, ns the beginning of a policy of territorial expansion eertaln to entail upon our country large taxation to sustain strong armies nnd navies in uiHinni lanus nnu on distant sens; and as constituting a menaco to peaceful industry by exposing our country to foreign wars. "We disapprove the hostile action of the Republican party of Ohio In Its attack on civil service reform, find we express our thanks to President McKinley for his support and extension of the merit system." SONS OF VETERANS. Sixteenth A mum I F.ttrnmpmmt Opened at ImPaU'ipol In. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 9.?All things at the state house hnd nn intenae military bearing this morning. At the east entrance to the capital a big brass cannon looked down Market street toward Monument Place. The broad, cool corridors Inside of the building were festooned with flags nnd bunting. Under the high dome sat a gattllng nun and caisson nnd small arms were stacked about. Unarmed men nnd women wearing long red.white nnd blue badges cnine to the capital nnd entered tho halls which had been set apart for their accommodation. The occasion of the military display was the meeting of the Sixteenth annual encampment Sons of Veterans United States America. The first session opened In the hnll of representatives at ? o'clock, and was called to order by President J. L. Hake. Five hundred delegates were present. President Hake delivered his annual address after which ChaMes Bookwaltar < Xtended the welcome of the state to the Visitors. The session was occupied by the rending of annual reports and other routine matter. It Is the largest encampment In the history of the organisation. Sixty five delegates, representing the Ladles' Aid Society auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans met In the senate chamber. They were wolcomod by the division commander of Indiana,Miss Anna Sims, and on behalf of the city by Miss Ada Wallace. Miss Kate O. Iteynor, of Toledo, national president, responded to these greetings, nnd after the minutes of the last encampment had been approved the annual reports were filed. Both organizations show nn Increase in memborahlp during tho past yenr. To-nlnht the governor held a reception in honor of the two bodies and to-morrow the parade of two thousand marchcrs will take place. It. Lobenstoln, rjuarlermaslor general, submitted his report at the morning HOSSlon. It showed total cash reeelplM for the year ending Auguiit !!2. 1ND7, $10,f?20, With expenditures of IMGO H2. The decre.u-e In revenue amounted to ft,40H 15,the surplus Is but #r?70 r.7 less than It w in nl the close of tbe preceding nil* ministration* Mtnergencles may arise that will necessitate Increasing the revenues, the report says, and If this onequipment shall fix the quarterly per <m|iii i tax at 4e, It recomtnenda that the emincll In chief ?Mould lie inpoWersd to raise this amount. *Nlratnittt Mtilrl?lr?. INDIANAPOLIS,Kept. 0,-0. W, Ho wo, a traveling sitleitnan, whose home was at Wnshlnglon CViurt House, Olilo, was found dr ul In his room nl the Spencer ' House, In llils city, this nnunlnii Howe -I eninmltteil Hilelde by eiittlnR the arteries in Ills left arm. lie traveled f ?r an agricultural chemical linn, of New?rki N. J. THE KNOWN DEAD , Of the Terrible Head-end Collision on the Santa Fe Railroad AMOUNTS TO TWELVE PERSONS. Three Bodies Taken but Burned Burned Beyond Recognition. .FOURTEEN WERE INJURED. Twi of Whom wort 10 Dadly Woiniled Thai They will l.tkcly Dle-Ilnraau GhouU Delve Into the Hnlna and Plunder the Mall hacks aud Attempt to Loot (lit Pocket* ol the Unfortunate*?One l'hlif, itcpulaod by a Wounded l'aaaengcr, Goes Off CarVttf-Scenea at Ibi Wrack?LU1 of Deaitard Injured. EMPORIA. Kas., Sept. 9.-Twelve known dead, one mlcslng (probably in- 3 clnerated) and fourteen injured, two of whom will likely die, In the record of the terrible head-end collision on the Santa Fe us known to-night. The first lists were mixed because of tha confusion attending the wreck, and some of the names of injured on the list have been transferred to that of the dead. Even to-night it is not known positively that the list given is complete, as it is believed that several were burned to death, and nothing left by which they could bo recognized. The bodies of eleven havo been found in the debris, thre? burned beyond recognition. William Frisbee, of Topekn, engineer of thoeast bound fast mail, who was last night reported as among tho injured, expired to-day, and Michael McQiade and It. A. Doran, postal clerks, were found to have been wrongly placed in the list of Injured. Nothing could be found of the remains of tho Wells Fargo express messenger, J. F. C. Hauer. A handful of charred < bones taken from tho wreck, however, are supposed to be his. Near them was found his watch. E The dead are: Michael McClade, Kansas City, postal clerk. J. F. C. Sauer, Kansas City, Wells Fargo ex- I proes messenger. John Shirley, Topeka, j llroman. R. A. Dornn, Emporia, postal ( clerk. James F. lirenncn, Topeka, engineer. Nate Holllster, Topeka, Are- ( man. C. Van Cleve, brakeman. Ren t Walters, St. Joseph, fireman. Gonzalez fireman. Dan McKearnon, a trump. Wlllam Brlsbee, Topeka, engineer. An unknown tramp. Missing. Harvey Fowler, a farmer of Emporia. The injured: J. M. Bell, Florence, hip bruised. Alexander Ferguson, Kansas City, conductor on No. 1, hips hurt. Claude Holllday, Lawrence, express messenger, both legs broken. D. O. 13tter, Kansas City, express messenger, legs broken, will die. John Dagp.n, of Topeka, face maimed. J. T. Butler, county attorney of Chase county, hip broken; may die. William F. Jones, of Kansas City, leg and arms broken. II. P. Mellek, of Atchison, badly hurt. Phil Schier, express messenger, Kansas City, hips crushed. William Patrlek, Kansas City, leg and arm broken. C. D. Adams. City of Mexico, painfully bruised. Mike Sweeney, of Gainesville, Texas, back hurt. Tt. O. McGee, of Kansas City, postal clerk. E. C. Fletcher, Kansas City, postal clerk. Ilnmnti (jlintiU. Human ghouls delved In the wreckage *i and plundered the mall sacks which 1 strewed the ground. One tried to snatch a diamond from the breast of an Em? porla doctor, weak and nervous, who was creeping slowly out of the debris. < no liaa strengm enougn \cn to mi inc brute a blow In tho face, which made f him turn with a curse and sneak away, all sacks wero dragged Into the cornllt'M and rilled. Tho report at the Kansas City ofllco Is that practlcnlly all of the mall on both of tho wrecked trains were destroyed. One pouch, however, for southern California, on tho westbound train No. 1, Is said to have beon saved. This train, when It arrived, carried a large mall from New York City to California, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. No ofllclal report has been received here. William J. Hryan was Interviewed by a reporter us to bis experience In the collision. "I have traveled thousands of miles on railroads," he said, "and never was In a wreck before. 1 did not f<?ci the shock very severely where I was. but from tho way things looked to me I cannot for the life of me see why we were not nil killed. The scene presented was the most terrible 1 have over soon. It hns made an Impression on me that cannot leave mo during my lifetime." "Is It true that you were the first mnn to reac h tho ground from your car and go to the rescue of those who wciv InJured?" he was asked. "Please do not say anything about that," Mr. Hryan replied, with a deprecating gesture. From passengers It was learned that Mr. Ilryan was the first person to rush forward to the assistance of the victims; that he assisted to carry tho first body recovered, and that so long as there was any necessity be was foremost In the wreck. Mr. Hryan, accompanied by lmvid Leahy, a Topektv newspaper man, wero In the smoking conch of the westbound train. They wore discussing the day's events at llurllnRnmc, when they heard a crash, then an explosion, in a moment the lights went out and steam and gns and coal smoke filled the car. Before they oould make move the ear was pushed forward with tremendous force and It seemed to toss In the debrll like a crippled ship In a storm, 12very moment they expiated It to turn over. Tho ear finally stopped, and as It did so began to catch fire from below. Tin two men Jumped out of the same win* dow without their hats or baggage^ which were afterward burned, and < ??. raped practically without a scratch. Mr. , llrynn reached Kmporla about midnight and remained t he hotel unlll morning, when he resumed his Journey, Kiilnllllrt In ii I'rrltflit Wrrrh, MUNCIB, Xnd. Sept, ! A freight train on the Lake Krle & Western railway near Albany wns wrecked this morning on a trestle. IClKht loaded cart wnri' smashed. Charles Manor, of I'oi f? Inud, was killed and John Collins, or tin satno pineo, was fatally Injured. They were Mealing a ride. Ii Is believed there are other men under I he wreckage, tiOllg Tinti* Tilt o?|0.M MACON, (|fl,i Sept. P.?Charles It Held, a printer on the Macon Telegraph, who shot and killed !,. \\\ tlalslend for mm I < Inn Ills wife lit a circus performance In this clt.v, sever,il months ngo, wns found guilty of vtdlintnry nun slaughter by ihe Jury Ihl^m n ninu uml sentenced to till' years In the psnltentlmy , ALLLEGED DIAMOND THIEF In Trial at Klufiwuod, (h.r0ed with Pnrlolttlug a $500 fttml. Jpeelal Dispatch to the Intelligencer. KIN3WOOD, W. Va., Sept. 9-Tho ;rlal of Edward Howard, of New York ?lty, the alleged diamond thief, began n the circuit court here this morning. J. M. Culp, of Washington, traffic manager of the Southern railroad, wan on he stand all da/, and told the story of ;he theft of his $500 stud while a paslenger on the west-bound fast train on :he Baltimore & Ohio last June. The -train was passing through Preson county. Mr. Culp had gone forward 'rom the sleeper to the wush room, in :he smoking car. He laid down his shirt jontainlng the diamond and the train mmediatuly went into a long tunnel. When It emerged from the tunnel he liscovered that his diamond stud was 5one, und he immediately looked' for ihe solitary passenger he hud seen in ;he einoker before the train entered the lunnel. That passenger was Howard, ivho was travelling with a woman aleged to be his wife. Howard had gone back to his wife's car, and denied the iheft, of course, when confronted by Mr. Culp. Howard and his wife wore arrested at Cincinnati and searched, but the mlas,ng stono was not and never has been round. The defense scored a point In having the evidence ruled out about the case of i substitute diamond found in their jaggage. Captain P. M. Taylor, conductor, eubitantlated Mr. Gulp's testimony, as did [)r. Carrie Brandenburg, of No. 223 East fourteenth etreet, New York City, who vas a passenger on the train. A New York detective named Charles rones Is here with evidence to the ef'ect that Mrs. May Howard is a New fork shop-lifter,and has what he claims o be her pioture, taken from one In the ogue's gallery, at New York. The prisoner is represented by W. G. Brown and Henry Clay Hyde, who are naklng a good light to have Howard :leared. VOIERS RECAPTURED. 'ondcnuied Mnrricrer, Sentenced lo lie llangcd, and who Escaped Jail, Caught at Charleston, VV. Va. Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Sept. 9.-A1>ert Volers tho murderer of John Coch an and Charles Gibson, who was senenced to be hangad August 25, and who tscaped from tho Payette county Jail hree days before tho day set for his cx?cutlon, was captured in this oily tollght at the homo of his brother. j-^ver since nis escape irum ne ii.'J >cen hiding In the woods on the headvatcrs of Campbell's Creek, Kanawha rounty, where he was given food and ihelter by near relatives. Detective Tom Hrannlgan nnd Mayor Dunbar, of Montgomery, have been <>n lis trail, and succeeded yesterday In locating him through the description of >ne of his friends. Late laiH night he vas brought to this city in a buggy, by lis brother, and lodged in the latter's lome. Tho detectives and police got vind of his whereabouts, and secured a search warrant to enter his brother's iou?e. Voters was in the garret, armed vlth two dangerous revolvers, when tho ifllcers entered. When Drannlgan and Nonstable Paxton attempted to bring ilm down he flred a shot through Jlranllgan's hnt rim. Six shots were exchanged, but no one was wounded. Ho lnaliy consented to surrender and was >laced in Jail, where he will remain, iwaitlng the action of the Fayette couny authorities. ONLY SURVIVING DAUGHTER ri inr Aiimor or (lie "inrnpnngiru nannrr" Dip* at Onk'ftiul, .Htft Jpeclal Dispatch to the Intolllgencer. TERRA ALTA, W. Va., ty?pt. 9.?Mrs. Prancls Key Howard died at Oakland his morning, aged 71 years. She was he only surviving daughter of Francis Jcott Key, composer of the "Star Spanned Banner." The lady's home wus in Baltimore, but for forty' years past she has summered at Oakland, where she >wned a pretty cottage. The funeral will occur on Saturday morning from the Episcopal church, ind interment will be made In the Episcopal cemetery. Her husband died and ivas burled at Oakland In 1883. Mrs. Howard wus very prominent in ^astern cities and was greatly beloved l>y all who knew her. Krjcrird All Plan*. HARRISHURG, Sept. 9.-The com. nJssion which ha* in charge the erection )f a new state enpltol at a cost of $550.? )00, camo Into conlllct with Governor Hastings this afternoon, when, against iiIh vigorous protest they rejected all the plant recommended by the board of experts and decided to ask the architects for new once. The governor was ho displeased that ho withdrew from the meotng and declined to further participate In the commission's proceedings. It is expected that he will resign from the commission. Snt loiimlnl hy Prnlrle Flrr<. WHITING, Ind., Sept. 9.?Whiting is Biirrounded on three sldee by prairia [ires to-night which are causing no little ipprehenslon on the part of the citizens residing In the outlying districts. Already considerable property ban been leBtroyed and much more Is threatened. The gravest apprehension In felt at Wilcox and Htlgllti'. Park, both settlements being situated on tho open prairie and with absolutely no flro protection what* ever. The flames lire creeping closely ind tho residents are out In force lighting to save their homes. (Jot Monty, l.efl n lllillrt ROCHESTER, N. Y., Sept. O.-At nhurehvllle, a few miles west of Rochester, last night, Mr. George Smith was shot and fatally wounded by burglars. Mr. Smith, who Is a men of wealth, was overpowered by two masked men. who bound and gagged him, and, by thrcits, compelled him to give them $l,.*WO which wus In I he house, and left him hrlploss to give the nlnrm. Mr. and Mrs. Hmith occupied adjoining rooms. Mrs. Hmith was shot in 111 - ear, the bullet lodging In the back of the head. Wind n *V??t?r? LONDON, Sept. 0? Edward Oakley, who claimed to be n doctor of divinity, of U ro w ft University, was Arraigned on the charge of begging at How street police court to-day.lle win rllschrngMij on a congregational minister iindortnkIng to take care of hltii. Oakley wrote to tho 1.7lilted Htnt? m einhofsy from the poller station, clnlmlnp i ? be .in adopt* i son of Pit ildent MoKlnl< * Tho police say Oakley Is all old off< n letv WITHOUT RESULT. Tile Miners' Convention Takes Another Adjournment WITHOUT TAKING A VOTE Ota the Matter of Aoceptlugor Refecting the Proposition of Operators to Keiimt Work?President Katchfbrd, However, Predicts That a Settlement will be lieached?The Trouble In Weet Virginia lUcelvee Considerable Attention?Convent leu will Probably Close To-day, COLUMBUS* O., Sept. 9.?The mlnew* convention remained 1n executive session until late this afternoon, adjourning? until to-raorrow morning without having taken a voto on the proposed settlement. d^oNa.) Tfntnhfml anl>^ tr\ nn Atutnoln ted Tress representative to-night: "You may predict with every degree of certainty that a settlement will be reached and that the action of the national board Jn recommending a settlement will be endorsed. The delegates are beginning to see that the best thing they can do is to accept the proposition of the operators and return to work at the price offered. While the convention should have finished its business to-day, it was impossible to do ho. Nearly every delegate desired to say something regarding conditions in his own locality and the convention had to permit them to have their say. When they have finished the convention can get to work." The arguments that have been presented by the officials and members of the executive board In favor of a settlement have had great weight with the delegates who have come to the convention uninstructed and even some of those who camo with Instructions have gone so far as to communicate with their constituents asking to be relieved of Instructions that they may be free to vote as they deem best. Should This drift of sentiment continue until a vote la taken the proposition for a settlement will undoubtedly be accepted. The question ns to whether a settlement on the lines proposed can bo made general appears to be thestumbllng block at this time. If the delegatrs from Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and portions of Ohio, were assured that the settlement wcfuld be beneficial to them as well as to the miners of the Pittsburgh nisiricc, iney wuum m>i hesitate to form a settlement. The Illinois miners have not changed their position and positively decline to accept the terms of settlement proposed by the national board. The officials have partially met the argument of the Illinois miners by saying that If the Illinois delegates will agree to a settlement so that the miners of other stores can resume work the Illinois operators will be forced to pay the price by their competitors In other states. Should Illinois affree to this arrangement. Indiana and West Virginia will fall Into line without hesitation. The committee on resolutions Is about, equally divided on the question of a settlement and will probably present two reports to the convention to-morrow. There were some fiery speeches Jn the executive session of the convention by delegates from Ohio, Illinois and "West Virginia. Secretary T. L. Lewis, of the Ohio miners, said that no matter what action the convention took It would not settle the strike, and Organizer Ray, who has been at work In Wert Virginia, charges that the conditions In that state were due largely to it being overrun by non-union miners from Ohio and tlv> Pittsburgh district. He said If these two districts had been organized properly there would have been no trou Die in oniJKinK nil" w esi Virginia millers Into lino. A proposition to admit additional delegates from Pennsylvania, caused a stormy discussion. The Illinois delegates objected on the ground that If ono state was allowed this privilege, It should be accorded to all. The matter was of material Importance ns to admit new delegates might change the vote and the opposition was so strong that the motion to admit the additional Pennsylvania delegates was voted down. An effort will be made by the officers to bring the convention to a closo tomorrow, provided the prospects of a favorable vote on the proposition for & settlement are ripe. MINERS EVICTEP At Plnm Crrrk nntl ('Inrk'ivlllr, lint the Fnriiltnre <'nrrlctl line It. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9.?The work of evicting the striking miners at Plum Creek and Clarksvllle was begun to-day. At 8 o'clock this morning sixteen deputies evicted James McCabe and his family from one of the company's houses at Plum Creek. Little resistance was otfered. After tho deputies were gone the women forced an entrance to the house again and carried tho furniture back. Desperate resistance will be offered in case o second attempt Is made to evict the family. Three hours later sixteen deputies arrived at Clarksvllle and evicted John Puke and his family. They are Polish people but have many friends at Clarksvllle. The same tactics were resorted to there after the deputies had completed their work. The furniture was carried Into the house again. Puke and his family and several friends have Installed themselves there prepared to make trouble for the deputies if they again attempt to evict them. ICIfftii Th??it?ntiil mi a rifrlke* IIAZBLTON, Pa.. Sept. D.-The striking miners continued marching to-day. They marched to Beaver Meadow colliery, and before til e.v had been dispersed by the deputies they drove all tho employes from the mines. There are more miners Idle to-day than since the strike began, it Is said that nearly 8,000 are ioi strike, Manager Lawall failed to meet the wen td-d&y and matters are now more complicated than ever. NO REST fOK HIM. I'rrflilflit McKlnley llnlila Another lifer |ifl??i? nl MnnirriiH. SOMHUflBT, Pa. BepjL 0.?President McKlnley gave up last night to a publie reception and hoped to be permitted to rest the remainder of bis visit, but It seems them is no rest for him. The crowd nt the nr. pllon hint night numbered nearly 11,000 people, and to-night aw many people gathered In front of the Kndsley residence, while the Hallsburji band serenaded the presidential party. President McKlnley appeared on the porch and In a the minute speech thank ei| the bond and the crowd for the seivnude and tinn Introduced (lovernor Lloyd liowndes, or Maryland, who rlveil hero this evening to spend ihe night as tlf gtiesl of Miner McKlnley, and the governor spoke In a happy vein fot i it tnlnuj In rent oni to . Ul from the crowd. Pi'Hdent and Mrs. Mc? Klnb y appeared on the porch and weir loudly cheered* EXPERT TESTIMONY Now Knlcri u ? Factor lu th? Trial of Lnclftrt-Taik of lh? ProMcultou ( Pror? Chkraclir of XtlKr Ttkiu Vrem lit* V?l. CHICAGO, Sept. S.?Both the morntnt and afternoon sessions of the court In the trial of Adolph Luetgert were consumed in the taking: of expert testimony. Through chemical analysis the state must establish not only the possibility of a human body being dissolved by the action of caustlo potash heated to the boiling point, but also the fact that the bits of bone, hair, and flesh and the scrapings of pinkish-brown material from the Interior of the vat In the sausage factory are portions of a human being. If they can demonstrate these two propositions beyond a reasonable doubt, one of the most Important portions of their case will have been accomplished. Hy circumstantial evidence they have endeavored to prove thai Luetgert was anxious to rid himself of his wife and thut ho emloed his wife te his factory on the evening of May 1. By expert testimony they expect to prove that MrH. Luetgert's remains are now* represented by the bits of bone, flesh and hair. Two expert witnesses have been called, Dr. Charles Gibson and Prof. Mark Delafontalne. Dr. Gibson, whose direct examination was begun Wednesday, offered further testimony for the state and was turned over to the defense for crosa-examlnatlon. Prof. Delafontatne was examined by Assistant State's Attorney McEwen, the direct examination occupying the remaining time of the session and the entire afternoon session. The prosecution could not draw from Prof. Delafontalne the assertion that the bits of llesh wore human flesh. They might ho human, but they might also be the flesh of an animal. The bones he was sure were human bones, but regarding the flesh ho was very guarded and careful In his statements. He will tomorrow morning be turned over to the defense for cross-examination. At no time during the day did the defendant display emotion, not even when the big dry goods box with Its grewsome contents of flesh and bone was placed a' few feet from him near the Jury. He handled the gunnysocka and Inspected with curious glance the hits of flesh and bone which were passed gingerly from attorney to attorney, but at no time did his hand tremble or the look of ordinary interest give way to pallor or an averted glance. Innocent or guilty, the verdict of all is that Luetgert is possessed of more nerve than any other man who has ever been tried for murder within the precincts of the criminal court building. The attorneys for the defense continue In their confident attitude and assert that when their prisoner is acquitted and they declare that when he is free, a number of damage suits are to be commenced. They Intend that those .vho have "manufactured evidence," as they put It, shall sufTer for tho wrong which they eay has been done their client. FEVER SITUATION. In lttlaalaalppl?Moat of Cacai at Ocean Sprliiffa Pronounced "D?mnn"-f,?vr f nara of Yrllow ?Tiick on Hand. "WASHINGTON, Sept 9.?Dr. John Gulteras, the yellow fever expert, telegraphed to Surgeon General Wyman today as follows from Ocean Springs, Miss.: "Of the three suspicious eases reported by mo yesterday, ono confirms yellow fever by autopsy; another by subseJ quent course; the third case Is not yellow fever. To-day I havo diagnosed anothor case of yellow fever. Wo havs then two cases In a sick list of forty. There havo been here a few cases of yellow fever In tho midst of a widespread epidemic of dengue." Assistant surgeon iNorman, ai new Orleans. telegraphed as follows: "By courtesy of President Olllphant, I send the following announcement to bo published to-morrow: "To the President nnd members of tho board of health of Louisiana:? "GENTLEMENWe, the physicians whohave been requested to exnmlne into the nature of (he cases of fever on Bt. Clautlo street, would respectfully report that In their collective aspects they should be regarded as suspicious snd should be taken chargo of by the board of health." Signed Drs. Loraounlere, Courarte, Pettlt nnd Pnrhnm. T)r. Gutter as has boon Invited to visit New Orleans. The detention, enmp equipment shipped from Wnynesvllle. Ga.. has arrived in the vicinity of Ocean Springs and Surgeon Murray has been Instructed by Dr. Wyman to seleot a site. Its location hns not yet boon definitely determined, tho surgeon general having under consideration a place recommended by Dr. Murray. Passed Assistant Surgeon White left hero to-night to take charge of the enmp. Dr. Wyman hns taken measures to strengthen the border lino inspection service already innugurnted by ths stiit. ? of Alabama and Louisiana and prevent the spread of the disease. Passed Assistant Surgeon Qionnan hait been ordered to Grand Boy, whore the Loulsvlllo d?Na?hvlllo crosses Into Alabnmn to assist the officer already designated by that state. An official probably will soon bo sent to the point where the same railroad crosses the Mlsslss!p> pi-Louisiana Ptato line. Measures have nlso been taken by the surgeon general to ascertain the oosrectnoss of the reports that yellow fefer has developed at cither points In Mississippi, notably at Perklnton nnd nt Sornnton, where Dr. Sullivan In said to have reported two suspicious cases to the president of the Louisiana state board of health. Surgeon Carter will go to the latter place nnd Surgeon Murrny is expected to foN low him, leaving Dr. Wasdln temporarily In chargo nt Ocean Springs. Tf the reports of the existence of fever nt those places are found correct, stringent measures will promptly be adopted to prevent Its spread. Slovfrnrnti PLYMOT'TTT?Columbia, from New York for Hamburg. LONDON Mobile, from New York. LIVERPOOL?Khynland, Philadelphia. HAMIU'nn?PruMlft, New York. NEW Y011K?Workondam, from ftottcrdnm. rumnnouna ? Arrived ?Columbia, New York. NEW VoUK ? Arrived ? Werkendnm, Hollordam, Wentlier Cflrrmil ftir T?-ilwr. Tor Western Pennsylvania, generally full'; QODtlnurd IiIkIi temperature; light to fr."'h southerly winds. ror West Virginia nnd Ohio, snnerally falri probably eoolot4 Friday night; light lo fresh soul hot ly winds. I .??? ? I 'I rut print tire. The temperature yesterday as observed by r. Hohiiepf. druggist, corner Fourteenth nnd Market utreots. wai ns (ollowu 7 a. in rr? | Jl p. |.i !? a. 71 7 it. in 17 12 in I Wrnthi'i'-Clesr,