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? llccom* ? ' Horror Camp"
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SETT TORK. Au*. W.-Dr. NloholM
font! assistant eurgeon general of the
r?!tM S:at? ha? unqualifiedly contour*
Camp Wlkoff o? fcot bed for
(rnhoiJ fever.
Dr. Srnn wa? twsUcd if he had brought
j,K v'lewa to the attention of the nurgeon
central at Waahlngton. "I have not
jone?o In regard to Camp Wlkoff." ?ald
"Ml. ,,rn:est? In regard to other
camps have paeeed unheeded.
"In regard to Camp Wikoff. I have
Written an article embodying sll^my
Tltwj. which will be printed In a medlCl
journal. The article 1? over my ?l?Mture
and will be reported ?o the au
thorities ac n ii3iniiBi??i, -
"Then I will be asked about It and
will emphasize ray opinion. I want yon to
reiterate that unlrss this camp la cleared
out within six weeks It will be the
worst infected place In the United
6tates. The eoll will be permeated with
typhoid fever and epidemic* will follow.
It will be worse than It has been at any
time In Chickamauga.
"In regard to that camp, I want to say
that I warned the Washington authorities
before the soldiers were sent there
of the danger which would result from
massing a body of men there. I told
them that the water supply was insufficient
There were not enough springs
and the use of river water would result
in typhoid fever. My protests went unheeded.
The result was shown when I
was In Porto Rico wun uenerai mues.
MAlmoi?t the first men sent him were
from Chickamauga. They were run
down and half sick when they arrived.
They were in no condition to stand the
southern climate. General Mllee noted
their weakness and I told him the cause
of It. I asked him to notify the Washington
authorities and have the Chickamauga
camp broken up. He did so at
once and the evacuation of the place followed.
"I want to say that as bad as CMckamauga
was, this place will soon be far
worse. Within three weeks all the disease
contracted in Cuba will be cured.
After that there will be no sickness In
thi? camp except what Is indigenous to
It?but the death rate will be vastly
greater than it Is now. The men with
tickness die from typhoid fever which
?III t
"Unless this camp Is broken up within
six weeks. I predict that it will he Instead
of a 'recuperation camp' a 'horror
camp,' worthy to rank with the infamous
pest holes of the civil war."
TTI11 Leave Cleveland To-morrow Morning?Will
Make Short Mtop at Canton
ml Proceed to Camp UTIkofT.
CLEVELAND, O., August 30.?"While
President McKinley very much desired
to pay more than a brief visit to his old
home In Canton, he finds that the duties
of his office are such that he will be
obliged to cut his visit there to a mere
The President will spend a couple of
days In camp at Montauk Point and
Camp Wikoff so as to correctly inform
himself as to the condition of affairs
and the truth of the reports that have
been circulated from pernonal observation
and contact with the men. The
presidential natty will be at Colonel
llyron T. Herrick's residence, "The Overlook."
on Euclid Height*, In this city,
until Thursday morning, when they will
leave for Canton.
Big preparations have been made to
receive ihe President and Mrs. McKlnley
there by their old friends and
neighbors and the people of Canton In
general. It was the Intention to make
the occasion u civic Jubilee. All this,
hoivevef, will not be reduced In a measure
from the fact that Mr. McKlnley
and party will only be in Canton for
two or three hours and will then take a
train for .New York. Undoubtedly the
President will be given a royal welcome
during his short stop over in Canton.
On the eastern trip which is part of
the programme outlined, the presidential
party will hardly stop longer nt
New York than will bo necessary to
catch a train for Cump Wlkuff and
Montank Point.
The President will probably be In
camp at the two places mentioned on
Friday and Saturday, leaving Mrs. McKlnley
In New York City whither he
win r.-turn to spend Sunday and then
fn ..... rm... .-tr? ?.nn.
! ' ?nton to New York will be made over
to* Ponnsylvanla road, departing from
I Canton during the afternoon of Thur?dny.
President and Mrs. McKlnley, the
latter'* maid and Mr. George B. Cortelyou,
a*?lstant secretary to the President.
win accompany the chief executive
to Nevr York.
"The President rcojly had no very
definite plana ft?r spending his time on
this trip when he ntnrted out," Bald hi*
*cretary to-day. "He made the plans
along tho way and has been constantly
receiving telegram* and other matters
in c,nn*ction with the war that needed
M* attention. President McKlnley and
r-'irtf had Intended spending two or
days with Abner McKlnley, the
President'! brother a I Homeraet, but I bo
plana were chanjjrd. It la thw Intention
of th?- Prraldent to get on much feat ii* I
possible while here. II* will probablt
return to Waahlngton for n short time
after thl? trip and Intends taking a IonK'-r
vocation a little later thla fall."*
During the morning President and
Mr*. M' Klnl"y accompanied by Colonel
and Mm. Ilcrrlck went for a drive
through th?- parka.
I>urlng their morning drive th^ Preald'-r/t
and Colonel Herrlek went to th?
Khakcr I*akea and over the boulevards
through W'nde and I lor dor* parka. The
President had not sept* them xlnca the
extensive Improvements made by thn
now pork cominlsalon, and bit expres
ions of admiration and pleasure were
unbounded. Upon retumln* to Cotoml
Herrick'a homo on Euclid Helrhta the
I'renldent took a nap, and after lunch
the President and Colonel Herrlck took
another drive, this time out Into the
country. During the afternoon Mm
Helen McKlnley, the Presidents titter,
and M1w McKlnley, bit niece, ot Cantorn
called at the Herriok home.
Justice White and Secretary of State
Day arrived at the house about 6 o'clock
In the orenlnr. undoubtedly to oonwlt
with the President over tbe former** decision
as to actlnjr a* one of the peace
At dinner were President and ITra.
McKlOIey, Colonel and Mr*. Herrlck,
Juitlce White,Secretary Day, Assistant
President's Secretary Oortelyou, MM.
M. A. Hanna and MlssHanoa.
Mra. McKlnley was indlapoaed by a
allrht cold and remained within doora
during the day, but expects to go out
riding with the President to-morrow.
The workmen engaged/ on ft fine new
residence being buHt across the boulevard
from Colonel Herrlck's home did a.
graceful and patriotic thing to-day. Ia
front of the house, between the sidewalk
and the roadway, Is an ugiy.
rough board shed1 for the storage of
tools, etc. The workmen clubbed, together,
purchased an immense American
flag and with It covered the roof
and side toward the temporary home of
fcKn PraalHnn^
To Camp Wlkoff?Will lie Accompanied
toy Cabinet Ofllci?r?.
WASHINGTON1, Aug. 30.-Presldent
McKlnley will bo Joined by moat of the
members of the cabinet and the ladies
of their families at Camp Wlkoff, Montauk
Point, nert Saturday. Secretary
Alger issued invitations to-day. Those
In Washington- who accept the invitation
win leave here li> a special car attached
to the congressional -limited Friday;
afternoon and wM arrive at Camp
Wlkoff Saturday morning.
Secretaries Long, Bliss and Wilson
and Attorney Genera) Griggs are out of
the city at present, but (probably will arrange
to avail themselves of this opportunity
of seeing and- conferring with
the President on national affairs requiring
Immediate attention. In accordance
with instructions sent to Genera)
Wheeter. commanding the forces at
MOntauk Point, there win w no review
or military ceremonies on the occasion
of the President's visit, a# Mr. AfcKlnley
desires merely to look over the camp
and show hie personal appreciation- of
the brave soldiers who fought around
For a Hew National Gnard?Sayi Moat
Soffering of SoldUra ta From "Cooki
and HomacleknaM."
CLEVELAND, O.. August SO.?Major
Webb C. Hayes, son of the late President
Hares, who is said to be the only
volunteer officer that served in both
the Cuban and Porto Rlcan campaigns,
and who Is accompanying President
McKinlfey on his present trip, hss proposed
a plan to the chief executive looking
toward the reorganisation of the
national guard under military law.
This plan provides that the President
shall appoint an adjutant general for
each state; that as many bodies of
militia ahull h* rained in each State OS
circumstances require and that ail officers
of,.such militia shall be nominated
by the governors of the various states.
They would then be under the direct
control of the national government and
much of the difficulty experienced when
the guard was called Into service for
the Spanish war would be obviated.
Major Hayes said he disliked to discuss
the matter now, for the plan was
still in an embryonlo state and he did
not like to go on record until some of
the details are worked out
Major Hayes when asked what he
thought of the charges of starvation
from the regiments at the front said:
Look at me. Do I look starved? I
lived on the same rations as the soldiers
and have grown fleshy on that
Hayes was attired in the brown canvas
uniform of a field officer and looked
as brown as his suit and rugged as a
"I may be wrong, but in my opinion,
the greatest cause for complaint is
summed up In 'cooks and homesickness.'
The government _ purchased
bountifully of all needed supplies. That
there was some mismanagement is impossible
to deny. \ But official Investigation
will show it was a case of 'cooks
and homesickness/ that crippled the
army and packed the hospitals."
Bitwun President, Seerslerr Dw Mil
J utile* White ! fUganl IB Pe?oe CemmlMlou.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 30.?A conference
of great Importance waa held at
Colonel Herrlck'a home to-night President
McKlnley. Secretary Day and
Justice White were the conferee?, and
they were closeted together after dinner
until a late hour.
It waa admitted that the conversation
had to do with the appointment on the
peace commission offered by the President
to Justice White, but at a lata
hour It was announced that no definite
conclusion had been reached, although
hope waa expressed that Justice White
would see his way clear to accept the
n r>nnln(m?nl.
Appointed to Consider lh? AdTiMumtnl
of OtHrvIng Naval Ofllo*ri.
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 80.?
The acting secretary of the navy to-day
appointed a board composed of officers
of the highest rank to meet at the navy
department to consider and report upon
nil cases of officers deserving of reward
for specially meritorious services during
the war with Spain, other than those
officers whose services have been already
recognised by promotion.
The board is composed of Rear Admiral
Montgomery Slcard, Hear Admiral
Edward O. Matthews and Rear Admlral
Norton. There has been conslderable
unfavorable comment in regard
to promotions already made, on the
ground that they have really acted as u
form of degradation In the caae of several
deserving officers who havo been
actually reduced in their grade through
the advancement of others. It is hoped
that the work of the special board Juat
appointed will do away with all cause
of r-omplaint In the case of the officers
yet to be advanced in grade or otherwise
rewarded for their war services.
No Starring m Karl Mcl'lirraon.
rx n A1ft __
ttitniiiiiviiWii, IA v.| ???"??
The surgeon In charge of (he hospital
Ht Port McPherson, Atlanta, reports
to the nurguon general that the 800 patents
there iirf being well cared for.
lie has 71 female nurse* and plenty of
ice, milk and other things, and a fund
of I2.O00 to expend for anything that
may bo needed. Any reports of starving.
he says, must have come from some
typhoid convalescent who was not allowed
all he wanted to eat by the surgeon's
orders, so as to prevent a severe
Of the Czar ol Ruiala do Not Mee
Universal Approval
JBafUad Claims toHavl 0?1M Attaatlai
to Enormooa KxptftM mt Atmai fw
Mm? Tim* Afo-IrtBM ri|?roul/Pn
iNtiigtlniC What It la Plasaad <o Cal
(ha Perfidy of Bnaata?OavaaaMj Faroi
Uw BektaMi and Spall Thtaks tfc la
0?A Tlalai?Cammtat of tH? Pram.
LONDON, Anr. 8L?Th? Dtil:
Grapbio says that Lord Balls tiury, t
1888, communicated tu Emperor Wllllai
a memorandum showing the tremendou
coat of armed Europe. Emperor Wllllar
was bo Impressed that be privately IntJ
mated his intention to summon a die
armament congress. The eemt-offlela
German preaa ventilated the Idea wit:
the restfh that ao much animosity w?
revealed on the part of France (hat tb
Xalaer abandoned the project.
The St. Petersburg correspondent o
the Ttmea says: "Count Muravleff, tb
Rumlan foreign mlniater, declarea tha
the idea originated entirely with Bin per
or Nicholas. There la much sceptlclsn
Id dlplomatlo circles aa to any practice
results from a conference and it Is ad
mltted on all sides that tbe drcula
oame aa the greatest aurprlae."
The Parta correspondent of the Time
still insists that M. Paure and tb
French ministers knew nothing before
hand and that tbe czar's proposal ht
plunged tbe entire official world into ter
rible embarrassment and almost lnti
"Everybody/* says M. De Blowits, "I
asking wrth dismay what It means. I
la & sad awakening for France and he
papera are making an Immense effort t
restrain their feelings In the face o
what la regarded as Russian perfidy."
The St. Petersburg correspondent o
the Daily Mail says: 'The proposal is i
victory for M. Ds Wltte, the Russiai
minister of finance, over Count Mura
vieff, the former having warned Em
peror Nicholas that, if MuravIelTs prov
ocatlvs policy toward England wen
continued, Russia would sooa beeoroi
bankrupt De Wltte advised disarm a
ment as a peace policy to enable him t<
carry out his plans for a gold standan
In Russia and rehabilitation of Russiat
BERLIN, Aug. SI.?The official Norc
Deutsche Allgemetne Zeitung believe*
to be Inspired by Prince'von Hohenlohe
the Imperial chancellor, declares th<
willingness of Emperor William anc
Germany to accept the invitation to at
tend the congress as proposed by th<
Russian emperor.
81 111 llM S?bj*ec of Varied Comma at bj
Knrop* PrtM.
LONDON', Auiru?t SO.?The netvspa
peri here continue to devote a largi
amount of their space to comment tip
on ana criticism wi un ? ys?v.
note. While, naturally, differing In re
pard to the reasons actuating the ap
peal, they generally agree that the' out
come will be conference of the pre
rolers. If not of the sovereigns them
selves, probably at Copenhagen, whkl
will be followed by an expression o
concurrence In the humanitarian almj
of the czar and a report of the resolution!
to their respective governments
when the whole thing will be shelve*
The latest comments from Paris show
that there is Intense Irritation there oi
the subject. The csar's proposal is regarded
as being unfriendly and Incon
slstent with the Franco-Prussian alliance.
Curiously enough. Hi support o!
this view, to-day's official Hamburj
Correspondent publishes a telegras
from St. Petersburg, confirming there
port that Emperor William of German]
and the csar exchanged views In regard
to the establishment of a lasting state
of peace, "which was full? demonstra
ted by the Identity of the monarch']
Hpanlah Comntftiiti,
MADRID, August 80.?The Imparcla
to-day referring to the csar's peac<
note, expressing the belief that his majesty's
pronouncement can hsrdly com*
from a mere dreamer. It adds: "Reflection
convinces us that It was onlj
Issued after consultation with President
Paure and Emperor William, an*
thst it foreshadow* a period of greai
diplomatic activity."
In conclusion the Imparclnl says: "W<
urge Spain to pay close attention to th<
matter, aa assuredly Spain Is not th<
power least Interested in It."
The Liberal is of the opinion that th<
cur'i object waa to avert a threatening
rupture of views which prevail, adding
"The work of the Hlspano-Amerlcar
commission in Parle Is hardly worth)
of mentioned In corn pari ion with tht
proposed conference, which ought to bi
attended by the United Statee as wei;
aa Europe, for ahould war break out
and extend from the Mediterranean tc
the China aca. Spain must awake lr
order to preserve the little ahe hat
managed to save from the ruin,"
Of Nfvrnpnpere In lt?a?rtl fo (he Condi.
Hon of th? ftolittars.
CHATTANOOGA, Tcnn.. Aug. S0.~
Governor Black waa seen to-night by at
Aeaoclated Preee correspondent am
wna asked aa to the condltlona aa hi
found them In the camp of the New
York regiments, aa well as those at d!
vision hospitals. Governor Black salt
there appeared "a perfect hydrophobia'
among newspapers over the condition o:
the soldiers, that the presa bristled will
Mich phranea n* "hollow-eyed" am
"ntnrvlng" In article* dr>*crlptlvc of th<
troop*. lie gave It ah hla opinion thai
the matter wan exaggerated, "manufactured
In newapaper office*" and th<
outcome and remit of "Journallnth
He laid: "My Impreaalon of tho camt
of the New York troop* In not half ai
bad a* 1 expected It would be. The unfavorable
condition of the camp an<
hoirpltala beyond a doubt ha* been ver>
greatly exaggerated by tho paper*.
"The dlvlidon hospital In which th?
Ick soldier* of the Ninth New York Infantry
headquarter* la certainly In *
very bad condition. The present ataU
of thin hoapltal ought never to have
. been permitted to exlat and ahould be
corrected alao.
"I think that the troopa at Chlekamauga
park ahooM have been mqyeil
t lone before any alcKneaa broke out In
the rank*.
4*Thf? Sternberr boipital to in excellent
condition. I do not see that It eriuld
be mad* any better. It la admirable both
| In plan and management."
Laxwrfts for the sick?F?ddl?rs te be Kept
I Oat of Camp.
u Pa., Aug. 30.?Colonel 01 rant, chief
medical officer or the second army
corps, received a telegram this moraine
(ram Secretary of War-After authorising
him to lDcreaae the subsistence of
the patients In the general hospitals
r from JO to 00 cents a day. This wtH insure
the elck Ice, milk andi oMier dell- j
cades which they could not heretofore
a buy out of their subsistence money.
s Semi-official advices were received to_
day by the officers of the First Rhode
3 Island regiment that it would be sent
- to the Philippines as an army of oocu.
. The Twelfth Pennsylvania regiment, ,
1 commanded by Colonel James H. Corl>
J*It. of WWlanwport, reached! camp this
nwYs-T\>lsu? fmm Oamn AiWmp anA \Vn_K In
cated near the Eighteenth raiment and ,
0 Sixteenth Pennsylvania battalion* The
Eighth and Eighteenth Pennsylvania 1
regiment* are expected here by Satur- .
day. Colonel Ives, chief of the signal ,
8 corps, was removed to the Harrlsburg
t hospital this morning suffering from a '
_ low fever. He caxrte here from Porto j
Rico ten days ago and has been^eeMng ,
3 badly ever since. Colonel Lusk, chief
1 of the engineers, is otoo at the hospital
. with nervous prostration. His condl- i
tion was Improved to-day, and he hopes ,
r to be able to leave in a few days on a
sick leave. .. (
. The truth Is the staff officers at corps j
headquarters are being worked so hard ,
e that many of them are ln? danger of
- breaking down. Genera) Graham re- ?
s fused permission to a delegation of 3
Grand Army men to peddle through the ,
camp. He has directed Provost Mur- '
> shai KIrby to keep out aW peddler* If
the men want anything not included in 1
the supplies furnished by Uncle-Sam {
bhey witt have to get It at the regiment t
al exchange* Guards have been placed
. on all the booths and stands at the outside
of the camp to prevent the men ,
> fromi buying cakes and other sweets.
p Baa Entered Polities aud Favors a Mill- 1
tarj Dictatorship tor 8p?lu.
LONDON, August 30,-Geoeral Weyler,
according to a special dispatch from
Madrid published here this afternoon,
has outHned his future policy. He proposes,
It appears, to be Independent
* both of the government and of the op*
position "always aiming to preserve the
' court try and to reorganise the army."
* He expresses the belief that the Car1
lists have plenty of money, some of
i which, he alleges? comes from France.
He says the united Republicans have
no personal animus against the queen,
* their only object being to "adopt a
1 firm, international stand, one result of
, which would be to check In some meask
ore England's ambltfon."
' General Weyler's statement was
made to a comtntttee of the Weyler
. club which called upon him this morn.
lng at Palma, Majorca, where he Is
staying Tills evening he expects to
speak before a club convention. It Is
represented that the general is returning
to politic* in response to many ap.
peals from Spain and from abroad-, and
it Is added that he wilt attend the sessions
of the cortes and expound his
* views as to the cause of the war <Msasi
The substance of General Weyler's
declaration to the delegation of the
* Weyler club Is as foHows:
The general Intends to advocate a
. sweeping1 policy of rehabilitation of the
government. He wHl refuse to aid In
tmnnAHiiv muaailMi nn/l wHI !)MI.
pose a military dictatorship for the re"
organization of the array and navy. E
J Their honor, he remarked, had been lost
* as weft as the AntlKesi owing solely to ?
1 military deficiencies.
General Weyler expressed the belief
; that the present cabinet will be sue- c
1 ceedeu by a military dictatorship or by c
a 811 vela ministry. He added that he ^
r did not desire a change in the form of i
* government, but he pointed out t'hat the j
- Carllsf? have an excellent organisation, t
Continuing, the former captain gen- 5
* eral of Cuba urged Spain to abandon
f her attitude of international neutrality
r in order to be prepared to oppose Great e
1 Britain when the tatter, desiring to en
large her sphere of action at Gibraltar,
r demands the Sierra Carbonera, Mvlilla C
I or other adjacent Spanish possessions, |;
i The general deemed It better to lose the .
. Philippine islands, the importance of
1 which he did not appreciate, than terri- J
tory around Gibraltar. J!
In conclusion, General "Weyler de
plored the loss of the Antilles for the f
I sake of the Spaniards -who resided In ;
i tbe Islands and on account of the na- a
tlonal oomoierca.
1 MgBRITT 8AILfi 8
For Paris?Insurgent Leadar lo Confar g
With Jinta mt IIomj( Koug.
MANIIiA, Philippine Islands, Au?r. SO. '
I ?The United States transport China h
1 left hers to-day, having on board Major I
, General Merrltt and his staff. The gen- ''
s eral Is bound for Paris, where he wilt
take part in the Spanish-American
peace conference. Major General Otis .
la acting1 governor of Manila. Generate
f Greene and Bnbcock. with their stalta,
' are bound' for Washington.
1 Opacible, the Invurgent leader, la fro- C
In* to Hong Kong In order to confer
' with the Insurgent Junrt* ther& Ho will
' receive Agulnaldo'a final Instructions
1 by cable. Agonlllo, another of the In- '
t surgent leaders, la going to Washing- t
> ton* t
i It i? considered' probable that the In?
* urgent junta of Hong Kong wW send u
a delegate to the Par Ik peace conference.
" ?
Agtrtnaldo remain# at Bakor. a
Hundred# of unarmed* insurgent* via- B
Ited Manila yesterday. Hear Admiral
Dewey hus declined to permit the coast- v
. wise steamers to resume running pend- (]
Ing a settlement of the Philippine ques- i
tlon. 0
1 General Rlos, the Spanish governor or t
i? the Vlscoyma Islands, Is reported to i]
. have proclaimed himself governor gen- c
?-ra* of the Spaniel) dominion?) In th<? 11
PhHipplne (stands and to have Invited r
I the adherents of Spain to rally at lloilo. t,
Auarrti)- Around Jfniilln. I<
, LONDON. Aug. 31.?A dispatch to th* f)
I Dally Telegraph from Manila dated Au- ?
gust 17 rays: "All the outskirts of Ma- II
1 n I la are In a stute of complete anarchy. ?
I Tin* Insurgents ure hunting and plllag- r
inK the Spaniards, while the natives ..
generally are sacking villages, robbing .
) vehicles rind stealing hows."
Hml Alt Ibry W'nutMl.
; WARH1NOTON, D. C.. August SO.- J'
. A dispatch from Surgeon Borden at
AlontHuk to the surgeon k? neral. denier n
the report that the sick on the San c
MurenH had hn<1 no bedding except p
k blankets. He says all the sick bad mat- v
tresses, pillows and blankets, it
Republican CongrcMlonal Convention
will be ? Hummer.
Ab4M?n lo Cemo?The Town Short on
Hotel* M(l tiUom 800his# KMortohh
meat tk ftlnU B?mm-A Count of
Voiee lo?iott*l Dtjrtoa'i Noml?ntl?n 00
the Wirt* Ballet with Twoai^ve Tote*
to Spore?The Game bat Good Km tared
Fight pot up mr riiter-VaiM ttwn
of o Combine.
Bnwelnl TMinatch to tho IntalllMneer.
KETSEK, YT. Vft., Aug. JO.-For an
nff year convention the Second congressional
district meeting to-morrow will
be a bummer. This quiet, unpretentious
town Is overflowing to-night, and bemuse
of delayed -trains many or the delegates
will not show up until morning.
Keyser is a little short on hotels, and
at midnight squads of men may be aeen
bunting temporary homes at the bouses
of citizens, which wore found them by
the reception committee. The Intelligencer
man observed that ten men were
assigned to room 18 at the Kays' house,
rhat Indicates how great Is the crush.
Unless a great change of sentiment
takes place between now and morning
Congressman Dayton will be nominated
m the first ballot with at least twentyIve
votes to spare. He arrived to-night
*t 9 o'clock and received a tremendous
watlon along the mute to the home of
Mr. and Mr*. W. E. Crooks, whose guest
lie Is
The opposition to Mr. Dayton has put
ip * fame light, and even yet when all
the votes seem to be going Mr. Dayton's
way. Is hopeful and unrelenting.
Hun. George C. Sturglas, of Monongalia,
has some strength and will go before
the convention, while U. S. Grant
Pitzer la being warmly congratulated
jy everybody upon the plucky efTort he
has made to down Barbour's favorite
Late to-night it Is rumored that Judge
Holt, of Grafton, will be placed In nomlmtlon.
The Pltzer men are urging this
In the hope of drawing from Dayton's
rtrength sufficiently to defeat his nomination
on the first ballot, "but the report
acks confirmation by the Taylor county
lelegation. Mr. Dayton is favored in
;hat he 19 the second choice of nearly all
)f the delegates who are for Pltzer or
3turgiss, and It seems Impossible thst
iny combination couia oe xonnea w asFeat
Clmuefior r?ropGoort.
Ipecial Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. August 30.?
Sovecnor Atkinson, General Watts and
3eorge O. Taylor, returned at noon tolay
from Washington, where they had
>een to urge the establishment of a
>rlgade camp here. They report that
hey had a long conference with Adjuant
General Corbln and the secretary
if war last night, and learned from
:hem the report of Major Mills was
rery favorable to Charleston as a suitable
place for the location of a camp,
ind that the mntter would be conslder?d
Boon, but that -they were not in a
waltion to promise certainty as yet
To Pro?*?t liMrrcat*.
Ipecial Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. August 30.?
Pho board of public works held a meetng
late this afternoon. They passed an
trder for the attorney general to proreed
at once to Mingo, Logan and
Yayne counties and to ascertain and
lo what is necessary for the state to
rotect its interest in the land claimed
>y the King land suit. The state claims
,000 acres of the 500,000.
Will Nominal? Twit.
ipecial Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, W. Va.. August 30.!halrman
Oxlefr, of the Ninth senatoral
district, has iisued a call for a con
reTvtlon here September 15. The call i
trovldes for the nomination of two can- :
IJdates for the state senate, one for the
all term and the other to succeed Senitor
Plerson, who now holds a position
n the Second West Virginia regiment,
s lieutenant. !
Parktfibarg'i dig Blase.
peclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKBR8BURO, W. Va., August
0.?The Parkersburg veneer and panel
porks, one of the largest manufactur- !
ng eatabllshmenta in the city, was detroyed
by Are to-night at 11 o'clock.
/>wh about 160,000, partially covered by
nsurance. i
?o be Merged In "The United Slate* of
4'eutral Amerlsa"?Progreai of Constl*
tnllouel Convinllon.
.'orrespondence of the Aiisoclated Press.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 18.?The
onventlon assembled at Managua to
orm a constitution for a confederacy
o consist of the states of Salvador,
fondaras and Nicaragua has agreed
)>on 42 of tho 149 articles. ,
It has been agreed that the name of
he confederacy shall be "Tho United 1
tates of Central Amcrlca."
Tho decisions arrived at are as to
irhat the people and the states shall not I
lo, not what the people have conceded 1
o the government of the United States 1
f Certral America. They declare that
here shall be no death penalty enforced
y any state and that no state shall
wle any of Its territory. They bridle the
iberty of the prows and of public declaatlons
of opinions adverse to the gov- ,
rnment Tho work will not be com- .
listed until about November 1.
The diet of theiireator Republic of Onral
America has asked the government
f Nicaragua for ail the documents in
ts archives relative to the construction
f an inter-oceanic canal across Nioaagua
for tho purpose, as Kl Liberal . 1
government dally newspaper) says, of'
investigating the reasons why th. ,
'n It ml States of North America appeal
3 have decided to construct the canal."
Many of the principal Importers In
restern Nicaragua, native and foreign, j }
ave called on the government during 1
. 1 1.?,| ,, |
no Mini i?Mi twjn hum obi%v-? i> hv. .?
dvanct? tl>c duties on Import*, as It had ,
on t pin plated dolnir. 100 per cont on tho ,
resent very high rates, of which adanee
from 1G to 20 per cent la to be paid
i gold. 1
| flu i Premlaeat amUad Vu 1m Tiw>
Ma?'IS art- Wmm Mwltac kt?M>
Cleveland. Ohio. Aucuat
Jullui W. Beeman, a young- married
man, and a brother of Dr. E. E. Snman,
the wealth? chewing gum manufacturer.
tu arrested to-day. On Banday
Chief of Folic* Comer received
from the chief o< police of Buffalo MYeral
letter* picked up oa th* atreeu of
Buffalo. All were alike, and wen written
in a woman'! hand. Each waa addreeaed
to "Dear Ed." and waa algned
"Pearl." The letter* were very tender,
aa though the two were very dear to
each other, and uprated sorrow that
sb? was not abla to meet him la Buffalo,
and waa compelled to (a to WheelIn*.
W. Vs. Bttinx out of mcmer whlla
In Cleveland. "Pearl" wrote ahe had
been compelled to pawn her aolltatra
diamond ring, she asked tar only til M
on It. whereas ahe "might easily have
obtained 176." "Pearl" begged <orglr?nets,
and enclosed the pawn cheek and
requested "Dear Ed" to redeem tha
ring. The pawn ticket was of the regu.
latlon kind, and had ostensibly been
given by "Julius W. lireman, pawn
broker, Herkmnn, Ulock, Cleveland. O."
The Cleveland polios located Besmaa
at once In the Deckmna block, and upon
Inquiry learned that he represented
himself to be the agent of a medical
company. He was receiving a great
many letters from Buffalo, Beeman refused
to honor s pawn check presented
by a detective, declaring that he dM not
run a pawn shop, and that soma on*
must have played a Joke OA him. However,
he whs arrested, the police bellerIng
that he was confining his operations
to the mail. A number of tka
"Dear Ed" letters and pawn checks,
made out for "Pearl's" ring, were found
In Ms waste paper basket How many
letters from Buffalo containing the
pawn checks and remittances of US 60
- ?? Ik.
mat uecmHu rrerucn, iw? v>??w? ? ?cline
to state. even If they Know. It
in presumed that a considerable nuin*
her or the letters were dropped oa tha
streets of Buffalo.
Blpf Consolidation or Corporations wtitl a
f rnpl>al of IMO,000,000.
NEW YORK. August 30.-Consolidatlon
of the Minnesota Iron Company
and the Illinois Steel Company aad tha
Elgin, Joliet St Eastern Railroad Company
was practically efTected at *
meeting held here to-day by a committee
representing the corporationa nam*
At the meeting were Roawell P. Flower.
chairman of the committee; H. H.
Porter, Nathaniel Thayer. J. W. Gates,
R. W. Bacon, I. H. Bacon. A. J. ForbesLelth
and E. H. Gary. After the meeting
Mr. Gary made the following official
"The sub-committee reported that It
bad been decided to organise a new
company to be known as the Federal
Steel Company, under the laws of New
Jersey. The capital stock will be about
$200,000,000, one-half in preferred and
one-half in common stock. Arrangements
for the purchase of the steel
plants at Lorain. Ohio, and Johnstown,
Pa., have been consummated. A majority
of the stockholders of the Minnesota
Iron Company, the Illinois Steel
Company and the Elgin, Joliet St East- em
Railroad Company have already
Signified their willingness to sell to the
new company. It Is eapected the new
company will be ready to begin business
on October l.M
From the CtitnvM foreign OMct-Htri^
unncM Ara l?rl?te?l.
PEKIN, Aug. 80.?A high member of
the tsung II yamen (Chinese foreign office),
who la a British sympathiser,
complained In the course of a recent Interview
that Great Brltain'a assurances
of support agalnat Russian aggression
were belated.
"Why," asked this functionary,
"withhold such a declaration until Buasia
had secured Port Arthur and Franoe
obtained considerable concessions In
the south. The disintegration of the
empire has begun, and to-day the necessity.for
strong action Is less urgent
than when Russia first obtained a fool*
lie admitted that China had broken
her promises to England, but thts, ha
argued, mas because Russian pressure
was too strong to be resisted. He complained
of "British ignorance of Ruaila's
line of action," and asked, "Why
does not England approach Russia, directly
with a declaration that Russia's
Interference in China will be regarded,
as a causus belHT It Is useless to punish
helpless China and to participate In
the disintegration of the empire. The
tsung 11 yamen prefers that British Influence
should be paramount, but It la
unable to do anything unless England
helps, with sword In hand."
A Kcntacky Trtftdf,
LONDON DEPOT, Ky? Aug. ?.-'Advlcfs
were received here to-day from
Annville,.Jackson county, twenty miles
from this place, to the effect that Judge
Levi Johnson, of the Jackson county
court, had murdered his wlfo and then
committed suicide. Judge Johnson had
driven his wife from home by brutal
treatment, forcing her to seek refuge In
her mother's home. While under tha Influence
of liquor, Johnson armed himself
with & Winchester, went to his
wife's abode and shot her through tha
neck, the bullet breaking It Ho then
blew the top of his head off with tha
Mrs. Botkia'a rtght tor V.lf*.
BAN FRANCISCO, Aug. SOl-No *rort
is being spared by tha local author*
It Icj* to make the detention of Mts. Cordelia
Botkin on the charge of murdering
Mrs. J. P. Dunning and Mrs.
Joshua P. Peane, of Dataware, effective.
Aiv attempt will be nuide to have Mrs.
Hotkln' Imitated by rt\e grand Jury,
which would Rive this state jurisdiction
If extradition proceedings faK. Tk*
principal witness will be Mti*. A. Rauof,
>f Healdsburg, formerly a mirse ot Mrs.
Will B. PI* tar Dastard.
8TKUBENVILLE, O., August 30.?
Dr. K. D. Moore, of Harrison county,
was nominated for Congress to-day by
the Democrats of tho Sixteenth distrlot.
.Movrmtuti ofHttantalilp*.
LIVERPOOL-Arrived: Rbynland,
U It KM EN?Arrived: Munchen, Baltimore.
lUH'LOONE ? Arrived: Maasdam,
New York.
Wralhnr Forronn fn? To-day*
*?*?. Willi Virginia. Wi>?trrn Pcnnsylrs
itla ami Ohio, partly*cloudy weather; llfht
<outhwesterly winds.
I?*cnl Tamptratnrr.
The temperature yesterday as observed
by C. Srhnfpf. drugflst. corner Marks!
ind Fourteenth streets, was as follows)
7 a. 77 I S p. M
11 m.?." N I V^Uw^jkMrC

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