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Veteran* of the Society of the
Army of West VlrRlolu
Of Hospitality for the Reunion of
Eighteen Nlnely-Klglit.
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.
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.
Of llir Army of Writ Virginia?KJrctlon
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.
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
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,
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
"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."
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
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.
Of the Terrible Head-end Collision
on the Santa Fe Railroad
Three Bodies Taken but Burned
Burned Beyond Recognition.
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
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
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
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
The defense scored a point In having
the evidence ruled out about the case of
i substitute diamond found in their
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
'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
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
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
Tile Miners' Convention Takes
Another Adjournment
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
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
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.
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.
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*
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.
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,
"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.
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,
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,

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