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Io Fourth District Democratic Con- c
jjresslonal Convention. 1
here nine nominations ,
For Iho Empty Ifoaor?George I. Heal, or 6
Cabell County, rtuallf Selected After '
uiaorderly Ceateat, Which, at On* *
Time. Bordered on a Free For All Flat .
fljhc?The Platform Adopted Reaffirm* g
I itie Chicago CraifQiUt, Fmud Un- f
limited Coinage of Silver and All Che v
I Jleit of lit Noiutroilllci, c
I Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. a
SPENCER, W. Va., Sept. l.-The t
I Democrats of the Fourth congressional
I district met In convention In Spencer to- g
I day. The town wan taxed to Its greatest i
I capacity to accommodsUe the large j
oroivdn that came. It was 1:30 o'clock t
when Che convention, which met in 1
I Wells' Opera House, was called to order a
I t?y Holly G. Armstrong, who formally
I ?pent?d the proceedings. Ho named J. s
A. Vandale, of Spencer, for temporary <
chairman and w. a. ouivmi-i , m j
KltcMe. H. B. Hoyt, of Jackson, and t
Van Zeveley, of Lincoln, were named *
t* temporary secretaries. c
Mr. Vandale made a lengthy speech on 1/
accepting the gravel, and stirred the
large asemblage up to a hlffh pitch of c
enthusiasm; Prayer was offered by l
J{ev. J. W. Crites, of the Methodist 3
Episcopal church South. A motion to l
make the temporary onranlxatlon the 2
permanent organisation was made and
prevailed. A motion to appoint members
of the foltowin* committees was J
carried: Committee on order of busl- i
retfa. credentials, resolutions, basis of e
n?nn'?entatioo and members of the ex- c
ecuiivo committee. t
At 220 the convention took a recess
for one hour to allow the committees to 1
meet and formulate reports. It-was 3:50 g
p. tn, when the convention re-assembled, j
The Denunciatory Platform. t
The committee on resolntlons present- ^
ed lengthy resolutions wfcich made two ?
columns of reprint The platform reaffirms
the Chicago platform as a whole, ?
and especially the free silver plank; re- c
news its devotion to the teachings of 1
Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the 1
party,denounces the Republican scheme
to ict up a carpet t>a* government In 1
Cuba, swears eternal allegiance co uxe *
Jlonroe doctrine, commends the libera- 1
tion of Porto Rloo, and Cuba and advo- a
caies Cuban Independence; favors an In- 1
come tax, the construction and owner- 1
ship of the Nicaragua canal by the ?
United States government, congratulates
the brave boys in the army and 1
navy, condemns the Inefficiency of the c
irar department, and the criminal neg- 1
lect by which the lives of the brave sol- ^
iier boys have been crushed out through
ippointmems of "sons of tfcelr fathers,"
led corrupt and Incompetent favoritism c
is an enemy worse than a foreign foe; 0
Sentnmces Hie state government for its c
favoritism and ring rule, and demands j
thorough and permanent improvement J
of the Ohio river, and Its navigable J
tributaries to the end that the waters
may be navigable at all times, and opposes
the acquisition of territory by conquest,
but wants substantial results of
American triumph, supplemented by
adequate acquisitions in the Philippines
end Lodrone Islands commensurate
with out expenses in the war with Spain.
The committee on basis of represents^
tton mads the following apportionment:
Cfcbrtl, 31; Calhoun, 12; Jackson. 23;
Lincoln, 14; Mason, 25; Pleasants, 9;
Putnam^ 17; KitcMe, 16; Roane, 21;
OTfcyn* 24; Wirt, 12; Wood, 35.
The report of the committee on order
of business limited the length of each
nominating speech to ten minutes, and
seconding addresses to ftos minutes. The
roll of counties for nominations was
then called. T. 6. Scanlon, of Cabell,
rominaifd Georiro I. Neal. of that 1
county; Oscar Parsons, of Jackson,
nominated Holly G. Armstrong; Ford
Morris named D. E. Wilkinson; W. M.
Duffy, of Masoo, nominated James B.
Menager; Colonel Matt. Cooper nominated
Clyde B. Johnson, of Pleasants;
W. L. Mansfield presented S. S. Burgass*
name; D. M. Hammel nominated H. C.
Henderson, of Wood; E. M. Gilkeson
presented the name of H. 8. Wilson; Dr.
MtQulan, of Roane, nominated Ben. H.
Butcher, of Wood. Numerous short seconding
addresses were then made aa the
roll of counties was again called.
Th? First Itnllof,
The convention now proceeded to take
the 11 rat ballot, amidst great confusion.
The vote was scattering, Neat led. with
Wilson. 2r>; Butcher, 80; Armstrong, j
28; Johnson, 12; Menager, 33; Burgess. ,
26; Wilkinson, 16 and Henderson, 17. i
There are 23$ votes In the convention; J
necessary to a choice ISO. The second y
ballot resulted: Neat, 61; Wilson, 25; c
TtllloK/.o nr.. IT.. \1t.natrt.r '
25; iiurgffMt, 21; HendcrniBi 18; Wilkin- c
non. H; J.>hn*on. 0. A motion to adjourn
created a hubbub. the Neol m?*n
Jlirhtlnjc against It. It was'd^featfid by
a clowe vote, and a third "ballot wan
takf-n. It ro?ultcd: Ncal. M; Wlliran.
22; Butcher. 33; Armstrong, 33; MenaKc-r,
31; Iiurg'-M, 24; Wilklnffon, 14; nonunion.
16. It was nowr 4 p. m., and a <
motion n-nn mmln fn fi.Hnurn f.?r two
hour*. Ajptln the convention ff<?t noisy
ond connid^rahle time ?a? lort In
The f.nirfh nnd fifth ballot* rraulted
nbout wh the previous ballots with the
exception that Near* stivmrth moved
slowly up Into sixth nnd Wllu.m came
up a fr?w pen* on the flfth ballot. The
sixth ballot made no ehnrmes of consequence,
NeaJ led with 63, Hutcher followed
with 47 volet, ana Wilson 41 The
balnce scattering, Wilkinson at this
K>lnt released bis county, Lincoln, from f
he obligation to vote for film. .
fUiMCM- Withdraw*,
The seventh ballot showed more
changes. Neal had 66; Wilson. 66; C
butcher. 45; Armstrong, 23; Menager,
5; Henderson, 16.
Loud cheering for Neal and Wilson .
occeeded the announcement of the re- v
nit of this ballot Mr. Mensjrer was
uloglzed at this point and was greeted j
rith deafening cheers. He made an
loquent speech withdrawing hli name,
le was cheered terrifically when he had
Inlshed his speech. When Menager
tepped aside Mr. Henderson1 took his
lace on the platform. His appearance
rss the signal for a demonstration. The
onventlon knew he was going to withraw
an^ thus simplify the situation. In
x> eloquent speech Henderson withdrew
ils name. . %?
The eighth ballot did not result in a r
election as wae thought at the outset fc
t' was 9:30 p. m. when It was completed, v
in uproar followed the announcement of t
he result, which was as follows: Neal, C
8; Wilson, 74; Butcher, 43, and Armtrong,
35. c
On the fifteenth ballot Neal received C
8. Wilson 82. Butcher 34, Armstrong 24. o
(lxtecnth ballot: Neal, 104; Wilson, 86; s
Jutcher, 24; Armstrong, 24. Great en- s
huslasm greeted the anouncement of t
deal's gains made at 11:04 o'clock. The c
onventJon proceeded with alacrity and
nterest to cast the seventeenth ballot. c
There was still no selection on the sev- t
nteenth ballot, which resulted: Neal, d
04; Wilson, 88; Armstrong. 24; and n
butcher, 21 Eighteenth ballot: Neal, e
08; Wilson, 88; Butcher, 18; Armstrong, r
3. c
Butcher Withdrawn.
Nlnteenth ballot: Neal, 107; Wilson^ g
>2; Butcher 16; Armstrong, 23. Mr. ii
Jutcher appeared on the platform n
imidst dheero, and withdrew from the b
contest. Butcher waa given a big ova- 1
ion. - t!
Tho twentieth ballot faulted: Neal,
12; Wilson, 100; Armstrong, 25. A a
rreat tumuK occurred at this Juncture.
i personal altercation between four Calell
county; men, two of whom were not 4
[?legates, caused the trouble, which
learly resulted- in a general fight
The twenty-first ballot resulted the
ame as the twentieth ballot, withthe ex- *
option that Wilton lost one vote. Twen- d
y-seoond ballot: Neal, 113; Wilson, 97; b
Armstrong, 28. h
Twenty-third ballot: Neal, 113; Wil- 1
on, 99; Armstrong, 24. On the twenty- 1
Ourth ballot there was no change. A *
iVayne county man tried to change the
ituatlon by nominating Menager again, *
Kit It did not go. The twenty-fifth bal- h
ot resulted 119 for Neal, VI tor Wilson, t:
aid 24 for Armttitmg. q
On the twenty-sixth ballot and ?t S:? a
t-msi- Neal was nominated by Uaeon
ounty breaking away and casting her ?
lolld vote for Neal, giving Mm 125 a
otea. J1
' fi
"ToanK Mr. 5mI.w "X
"Young Mr. Neal" be was derlaivelg c
sited by older but far leis aagacloua n
"aeorge'i. Neal la a native of Cabell u
ounty, his boyhood home having been *
.nitnn. a few ream ago he graduated *
it the West Virginia University law o
chool.ond hung out his shingle In Hun- s
Ington, then the moat prosperous town h
n the state and proud of her newly ac- v
lulreil title of "Second City." He was tl
ine of the organizers of the notorious *
taraum Club, of Huntington, which ?
las committed more dark polltloa) -v
leeds than any other organization in
he history of the state. Neal became I?
mbltlous politically and was elected *1
nayor of Huntington on thfe Barnum
Hub ticket several years ago; was the G
oungest mayor In the state at the time, t!
nn<l said to be the youngest In the d
:ountry. t'
Personally, Neal Is a good talker, an ei
excellent mixer anil a fair lawyer. He
>elongs to the rabid free silver wing of t<
ils party. On the stump he will work *
Irelessly, say his friends. As a pollti- r
ilnn, ha Is the bright particular star *
imong the Barnum Club crowd?there- h
ore he will stop at few thing* to secure 11
rlctory ^
Iowa Republics ?. ^
DUBTTQUE, low*. 8?pL t?IB th? '
Republican state convention 10-aay, a
Senator Allison, permanent chairman, ^
ipoke briefly, endorsing most emphat- J
colly McKlnley's administration. The fl
iloHe of tha speech witnessed the great- r
?st demonstration of the convention. *
Frank W. Merrlam, ot Delaware coun- J
V, was nominated on the first ballot a
or state auditor before the vote was C
innounced, the counties changing their
/otes wo that his nomination was mode
H. K. Deemer, Montgomery, nomlna- C
ed for Judge; O. L. Dob win, for hoc re- q
ary of state; John Henrlott, treasurer;
7. T. Jones for clerk of the supreme *
rourt; B. I. Salllnger, for court re(Ot
ter, all by acclamation. ^
\V II Grant on litcronaa. '
INDIANAPOIJS, Ind.. Scpl. l.-The ?
inference between the wage commltee
of the union glasablowers of the
Jnlted State* and Canada ana tne wage
committee of the Hint bottle mnkers. J
vhlch hait been In ffcwlon two day? In 1
hlH city trying to agree ho that the fac- *
orle* mlcht arrange to stort the first J
n-eck In K.-pfmber, at th?- usual time, J
utiw to on abrupt ending this afternoon 1
>y th?' Hrm d?e1nrntlon of the bottle *
nakers that th*?y would grant no In- o
rease In wages whatever an?l that they
vould enforce a look-out unless the men
eturn to work at the present wage*,
rhey oIro announced that they will not
Teat with the men again unleM the
ommltteo come* authorized to net for H
he union and to accept the present
Mnrdrr Trlat. r
MARIETTA. O., Sept. 1.?The McSweeney
murder trial will ronch the ortument
to-morrow. The defense plead
ho Insanity defense to-day and examned
numerous witnesses related to the
IftfendADt. Much of the defense wan
1-Ktrnyed on rro*s-o*nmlnntlon and by
he introduction of expert*.
K^rnpnl l.uckf.
COnUNNA, 8<?pt. 1?The Spanish
rnnsport Isle de I^nsy from Santiago
le Cuba, about August 1fl, has arrived
lore with n detachment of the eurren- '
lorcd Spanish troops on board. Them
were aaventeen deaths on boprd the
iteamer during the voyage
)f Camp Wikoff, and 3ay? it U an
Ideal Place.
la Kmwi HMMifi umI Cam. j
MHt on Amymt tin FImm mi tha Co*. |
taottoo Batwoao tfcaTwolMatta??lafcaC
CoDtrovanlaHtt*?Saja tfca Army J and
lick la Haapltals at laatlago Farad aa
Wall aa Foaalbla la Sa?h a CltmaU.
Wfeaalar HImn Shaftar III Flraaafa*
lota WararthoUM.
KBW YORK, Sept. l.-Ctenml Shaf??
"Am aMntlv MIMMW llW W?I>MW flf
ank, In command' of Camp Wlkoff, bat
te win not assume tbe reine of control i
intll bis term In the detention camp Is i
Inlsbed. In an Interview tbls af ternoa,
leneral Sbafter Mid:
"J enjoyed the trip nortb on the Mexi.
o gretbQy, but more so ot> account of
be ahfp beinjf a prise. From a casual
beervatkm, I like Camp Wlkoff. It
cema just such a place as I should ban
elected. I.will soon acquaint myself
hoixnifhly with all the details of the
"I knew notbtnr of the Miles-Alger
ootroveray until I was shown a newspaper
on my arrival hera I will not
Jacuas it now, that I am unfamiliar
rtth the phases of the case, nor will I
nter the controversy at any time. Sectary
Alger and General Miles can take
are of themselves, and so can I.
"The Rtd Cim ami other nuraes did
ood work ? Santiago, but the trout la
ardly the place for women. There m
ever any real scarcity of food In Cube
ut there were no transportation faclHles
to get supplies to the front, other
ban pack trains.
"The army ani sick In hospital* fared
a well as possible In such a climate."
.t HnnUBk Point?G?n?rm1 Wbnlir
HU??i Xllm, Bat Orders th? VITum G??*
Salute Flr??l Anyhow.
NEW TORKi Sept 1.?The City of
lexlco tended at Montauk Point toay.
The Cltr of Mexico baa on board
eslde General Shatter, the members of
Is ataff, Including Lieutenant Colonels
J. McClernard, B. F. pope and McC.
>erby; Majors Robert H. Noble, John
Illey and S. W. Grosbeck, Captains J.
Gllmire, and K. H. Phimmer. As
oon as General Wheeler was notified of
leneral Shatter's arrival he ordered a
alute of fifteen runs to be fired ana
roops M, K. C. H and K, of the Seoond
ejrular cavalry, were detailed to escort
leneral Shatter Into camp when he
bould land.
General Shatter and his staff were
inded from the City or Mexico snoray
efore 1 o'clock, being taken off in the
uxlllary gunboat Alleon and landed at
tie "floating- dock" some distance away
rom the quarantine pier. General
oung waa at the pier at the time. The
oming ashore at the float of the eoinlander
and his ntaff was unexpected,
enerul Wheeler had Che cavalry drawn
p at the quarantine pier and the guns
raited to salute General Shafter. He
'as not aware that General Shafter waa
n shore until General Shafter and his
taff had been driven to the detention
ospltal In carriage*. General Wheeler
raa a little put out when he learned
liat General Shafter had landed. Oenral
Shafter appeared in good health
rhen he came ashore. On the City of
lexlco beside the general and his st*ff
ame one company of the First regular
lfantry. No report as to their condlon
has been made.
General Wheeler, when Informed that
leneral Shafter was ashore, ordered
he salute of flfteen guns flred. It was
ifflcult to get near General Shafter at
tie detention camp, but the command
r or tne tsaniinjfo camp?mn seni
5 the correspondents that he was glad
o be on American soil once more, but
;aa sorry to learn that ao many of bin
ien had died and were still alok at
lontauk Point. He said, however, fhat
ad the troops remained In Santiago
tiey would have fared much worse.
Burgeon Meyer, who came north on
he Allegheny, had something to say tolay
as to the condition of the transport,
It was on the vessel that foureeo
Ninth Massachusetts men died,
lurgeon Meyer stated that when the
illegheoy left Santiago there were but
welve sick men on board, but Illness
leveloped very quickly on the vessel,
,nd when out a few days death oocurM
the rate of three a day. The
fassachuaetta men and the First IUIlole
men were landed from the Allegheny
to-day and the 145 alck were
*nt <o the hospital. The xnet^ from the
Jlty of Mexico were nlso taken ashore.
Stiaftm* U lodni.
\ 8. Hammond, of thla city, while In
!hicaiK> recently, noted the enthusiasm
rith which General Shatter's picture j
raj* received when displayed at a Are- |
>*orks celebration. He wrote to General
ihafter, enclosing a newspaper clipping
elllng how the masses felt toward the
:enernl, and haa received the following j
"August 14, 18J>K.
'Thank rot) very much for the cllptlng.
and for your kind note. I hear I
rum so man** sources about the favor
irlth which my campaign has been revived
that I think I can hardly realise
l Thi? rlorv of thl* cnmnnlirn Is due to I
ho gallant nrmjr that I commanded;
>ne of the bent that ever bore the col>rn
of their country, at home or abroad.
Very tlncerely rourw.
Major General.
NODd Wilt Virginia AMlfaed f llH
Rrrnnit Brigade.
a., Bept. 1.?Major General Graham l?ued
order* to-daiy awrignlnff the Sixteenth
Pennsylvania battalion to the
*?cnnd divlMon. of tbe second brigade,
lnil the aeeond Wm Virginia and
Sltfitetrntb Prnnaylvaala to th# flr?t
iriffado of tti?* flrnt division. Thi* Rlxth
Vnimylvania roglim-nt eorpeot* to lei.ve
nmv Monday or> thirty day furlough*.
Vt tho expiration of thnt period the
roopw wIM n?port at Mount Gretna to
muatored out.
The Third Mlw*>urt wMI atart Monday
or Kanaaa Pity to !*? muatered out,
ind to-morrow the de-tachmenta of the
Phlrty-thlrd and Thirty-fourth Mtrhlran
leave for Inle !<akr. Mich., to Join
holr r^icim^nta. Tho alignment of the
rarloua regiments to brigade* wW ,
oaas* the Sixteenth PemwyJvairta battalion
and a half-down regiment# to
change tibe location of their campi. The
Thirteenth Pennsylvania regiment.
wl?? headquarters are a* Scranton.
reached camp tW? morning -front Camp ]
Ailger and were aaalgned to the territory
occupied by the Eighth and
Twelfth Fennaytvaola regiments. A.
battalion of the Seventh Ohio came In
early thts morning. Jt 1> erpected the |
Flr?t Maryland wt? be brotight here
from Port Monroe, V<L
Lieutenant Sumeraa, an aide of G*?- j
era! Graham's staff. haa been assigned
flee until a *u?ce*or to Colonel Roberts
hae been Ejected. The patients In
the <Mvlskm hospitals will be discharged
from the service if they make application
through the proper channels. The
men of the Third New York deny the
story that they refused to driW or that
the regtmeat is la a state of mutiny
on account of the rations iasuod to
KlUabla Satleoal Guwrd Ord?f*d to Pm, '
Owing to Mln?r? Strike* '
GALESBURO. Ills., Sept. 1.?Battery 1
B, of the Illinois National Guard, re- '
calved order* to-night to leave at once >
for Pan*. Ilia, Sixty men wttt> Ave (at- '
lias (una, under command of Lleuten- 1
ant ?Yaak Henry, will attrt Immediate- <
ly on a ap.eclal train.
Trouble between the atrlklng coal' '
* * (Mi. | 1
miner* ua wpui/ Bunuw ?? ??? ?
cause of the efforts of the mine opera- 1
tors to import colored miners.
Ar Very SatUffcetory to (ha If?vjr D*p?rt>
mn>t-OMgraphl?d Hitritatira.
I result of the bidding for the construcI
tlon of the three big battleships authorI
Ised br Congress is eminently eatiafacI
tary to the navy department From'the
face of the bid tt Is deer that the government
Is going to secure very much
more In the matter of power and speed
thso was expected; that the cost Is going
to be Ipse than was paid proportionately
for the Illinois class ;and finally,
that the department will bp able to
distribute the work among the three
big building concerns, a method of construction
that always redounds to the
advantage or the government.
! The bids were made In three classes,
I the first being wider the plans prepared 1
by the navy department calling for t
ships of about 11.600 tons with a speed t
| of sixteen knots. The other classes
I were under plana prepared by the bidders
themselves, in some cases on additional
plans prepared by the engineer- I
ing bureau, but not included in the
original specifications sent out to bidders.
A careful examination of the bids
shows that the prices asked for the 1
vessels planned on the department designs
average slightly less than the
price to be paid for the Illinois class, j
although these ships are improvements
in some respects. But it also appears ,
that tbe bids are within the limit oicost
fixed by Congress,even where the build- .
ers propose to make them of eighteen
knots speed, much better ships than ,
called for by the department It Is ex
pec ted that the only bids considered J
therefor* will be for the eighteen knots
ships. In this case, the Newport News
Corftpsinr Is the lowest bidder, but bids
for only one ship. The highest Is the
I Union Iron Works, but the aot of Congress
allows the department to make
| an allowance of not to exceed 4 per cent ]
I In favor of the Pacific coaat bidders, so j
that brings their bid within line. '
mmM In h#tvMn th#m and con
Rpquently the three slilpa ape likely to
bi> dlitributed geographically In that order.
A Q?Mr OoHlroTtny.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept. i.-It !?
probable that the Ft lit Ohio volunteer
Infantry will be ordered muntered out In
a few Jays. The regiment li now at
Ferdlnanda. Fta. Quite controversy
has amen In regard to the disposition
of the regiment, the officers desiring to
remain In the service, while the men
want to go home. The men bave asked
for their discharge, not In n body, but
Individually, and II li probable that the
r.'Klment will be mustered out as a
MulU Mews*
MANILA, Philippine Islands, 8ept. 1.
I ?The United States transport St. Paul
has arrived here from San Francisco,
and reports all well on board. The lighthouses
In the Southern Philippines have
been re-estsblished. It Is reported that
the religious orders are selling their
property to a Honff Kong syndicate.
Two Pardons Granted.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
OHARUCSTON, W. Va., Sept. t? ,
Governor Atkinson granted two pardons j
to-day. The first one was to Robert t
McDowell, who was sentenced to life J
Imprisonment In the penitentiary by the
circuit court of Jefferson county, In c
- 4 Y
January, ior ounun* onmu iwvct *> j
residence. Th* evidence *i? purely t
Another pardon (minted wa? to Isaac o
Cetens, of Ohio county, wlio was sen- f
tenced In February, 1?38, to two years In
tho penitentiary for laroeny. In this c
case the petition Is signed by the Judge, J
prosecuting attorney and assistant, both |
clerks and deputies, sheriff and depu- ti
ties, and others. The prisoner Is In bad
health, and the governor grants cxecu- Jj
tlve clemency for the remaining forty- |
eight day* of his sentence.
Condition of Mat* Trmniry. 1
a.^i.t rtixuish tn tha fnloltlminir.
0|)cwii i/u|?kvn ?
CHARLESTON. W. Vft., Sept. 1.?
Following la the atateinerrt of the oonJ1Ilon
of the mate treaaury at the close of
buiiineflA la?t night: Receipts. ?t*t?
fiinil, 172.163 23: general school fiinil.
(12.8*9 It; the school fund, 1153 1?; total.
WC.1K4 68.
nisburnemeMa. etafe fund. ?40,MI 10;
general school fund, (.'>,220 12; total.
$46,211 2.1.
ltalance In state fund at close of business
Aiiftrnt SI. MM, SS6S.S80 61. Balance
1n the general school fund, Stlfl,86S
llnlance in the school fund, 3278,523 41.
Balance In the treasury, 11,019,257 36.
Mr. Oltlsy l? In d?ftr?e.
Special Dispatch to tlio Intelllffenrer.
CHARLESTON, W. Vs., S-pt. I.?Tho ,
Democratic *ta<e oommlHee hns opened- I
up quarters here and have a nlc<? suite
of mom*. Kx-8ecretary of State W11- J
llsm A. Ohley In the hend man, although f
Andrew ICdmlKton, of Weston, In a daily i
visitor there.
A picture of Bryan adorns ths walhi. | J
Notifies Governor General Jloclas
of the Coming Invasion
lad lie Grace rally SubmlU?OlMnil
Brooks will Lwn Poaoe with a Military
Escort for tan Jaun Where hr
will Meet General Gordon and Admiral
Scklry who Herein tied from New York.
General Mile* Leavee for Horn with
Five ThonMDd Troops.
PONCE, Porto HJeo, SepL 1.?General
Brooke yesterday notified Captain General
Mac la*, the Spanish commander at
San Juan da Porto Rico, under a flag of
truce, carried to the Spanish lines by
olonei OoethaJ, that Rear Admiral
Schley and General Gordon, the American
Porto Rloan peace commissioners,
Md sailed for San Juan from New York
:>n the steamer Seneca. At the same
Lime General Brooke, who is also a
neraber uf the commission, asked if
?*? ? stHtanftrm to hie nroop?d
Ing overland with an escort. Major
fose Reyes,of the Spanish army,brought
Ae reply of General Macias to-day. It
vas sent by wire and said there were no
ejections. Consequently General
3noke has arranged to leave on Friday
>r Saturday with his staff escorted by
Troop H, of the Sixth cavalry and Capain
Pitcher's company of the Eighth
Several atone culverts between here
urd the Spanish works on the crest of
he mountains, which have been blown
ip, will be repaired to-morrow by Cololel
Goethal's engineers. The colonel
ias examined the Spanish fortifications.
3e spy* they are marveJoualy strong
ind that he oould have held back the
strongest army In Europe with 600 men
igalnst an assault in front. The Spanarde
had trenches and two guns. All
>ut a hundred of the 000 men stationed
here have returned to San Juan.
*ortm Rico on th? Obilnm Willi Smarly
Kite Thmunil Troop*.
"WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept L?The
*rar department makes public the folowlng
dispatch from General Miles:
September 1. 1898.
Secretary of "War, Washington.
12,000 troops will be left In Porto Rico,
ind nearly 4,600 Infantry, cavalry and
irtlllery sail for New York. These
;roops sail on the Obdam, Concho, Aitmo,
Chester, Mississippi and Manitoba.
The division Is under command of
Major General Wilson, with Brigadier
Senerals Schwan, Haines and Oarrettlon.
All these officers have taken part
n <he different engagements and are
entitled to much credit, and I speak for
them any consideration that can bs
plven on their return home. The cavilry
and artlllerr leave most of their
lorses and all of their Held transportation
la Porto Rico. I sail on Obdam tolay.
(Signed.) MILES.
Major General Commanding.
CommtMlontr tteott'a l?teat Haling.
tiling that persons engaging in buslless
In Honolulu affected by Internal
revenue laws must comply with the
Hawaiian laws now in force, is laid
lown in a letter sent to-day by Comnissioner
of Internal Revenue Scott In
^apoDae to an individual Inquiry. Cora-1
nissioner Soott says:
"You are Informed that while the
olnt resolution of Connress approved
ruly 7, 1S9S, provided for the annexaion
of the Hawaiian islands and ex
ended the sovereignty of tne united
States thereto, the laws of this country
love not yet been extended to that jurisdiction
And the internal revenue laws
if the United States are oot at present
n force there. It Is understood the laws
teretofore prevailing- In these Islands
jow govern and that therefore it will
>e necessary for you to comply with the
equirenients of the same. It is auppostd
that the internal revenue laws of the
Jnlted States nnd the regulations
hereunder will ultimately obtain iothe
lawatian islands.
Fablln Debt Statement.
nonthly statement of the public debt
sued to-day shows that on August tl
he publio debt, less cash in the treasiry,
was $1,012,870,717, which 1s a derease
for the month of 134,789,711.
This decrease Is accounted for by a
orresponding Increase In the oash on
?and due to the receipts from the war
oan . The debt is recapitulated aa folowa:
Interest bearing debt. 1922,212,800;debt
in which Interest nas ceaspa Bincn im>
urlty. I1.S59.030; debt bearing no lnterat.
IIS3.886.971: a total of 11.307,857,801.
Thin amount, however, does not Inlude
8.158,046.933 In certificates and
reaaury notes outstanding. which are
ffset by an equivalent amount of cash
n the treasury. The cash In the treaairy
is classified ds follows:
(Jold, 81153,377,493; silver, 8513,400.894;
toper, 893.084,055; bonds, national bank
leposltorles, etc., 867,282,201; nggregate,
927,144.646. Against this aggregate
here are outstanding demand llabllltt's
amounting to 8632.657.561, which
eaves a net cash balance In tho treasiry
of 8294.4S7.084.
Clrrnlnttoii mt llnnk Note*.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept. 1.?The
tatement of the comptroller of thecurency,
Issued to-day, shows the total
.Irculatlon of national bank notes on
September 1 to have been 8227.178,015,
in Increase for the month of 8481,745.
ind a decrease for the year of 83.829.909.
Ph.- circulation based on United States
>onds. was 8196.775.704, an Increase for
he month of 81.083.019 and a decrease
?r the year of 89.013.022. The clrculaIon
secured by lawful money amount;d
to 830.402.911, a decrease for the
nonth of 8601,273 and Increase for. the
nr of 35.650.363 The United State*
fHatotfwi hitnilit nn deonsit were aa fol
own: To Keen re clrculallnc noto?
320.408.is0; nnJ (o ecoiiro public dejiont?.
Citnl .Mlnrra Ktrlkr.
PITTSBURGH, To., Sept. 1?Four
lundrod striking cool minor* under
>l??rlot Prenldent Dolnn. marched from
kfonongnhi'la City ?o-dny. to the Ivll
ind Cattsburic mlnei nnd forced th?
ilxty men at work t?> Join thestrlke. A
amp will l?e cainhllnhed nrnr the
nlm * to prevent their operation by
wn-unlon minor#. The purpose of the
trlkc U to compel the payment of the
Chicago icale of price? In the third pool.
VIbM?'tp*ealatlOM? lta?lk?ltfl'OMlii f
IK NlaHMg,
PARIS. Sept. i-Thc Dwytua -am
present* no new feature; but there ls?
plentiful supply of rumors. The Brtt
of these Is that Dreyfu* Is Dead, no latter
having been recelred from him for
some weeks.
Another report la that General 'Ban
deftrw. who ha* realsned the post at
chief of'the general staff, baa oommUtet
suicide. Both these rumora-ar* undoubt'
edly without foundation.
Colonel Paty du Clam Is on a vacation
trip In Swltserland, and there I* no confirmation
of the statement of 1* MM
that he ha* been arrested for ooapltcftft
In the Henry forgery.
General Gonsc. assistant chief of the
general staff, who tendered his nsJfBk*
tlon yesterday to M. Cavalgaae, ofek
ter for war, has been persuaded to wit*?
draw It, as his retirement under tbe an
limit will occur next month. The ran
In news, however, lias In no wafr dfcnta*
lshed the popular excitement.
The carelessness of the authorities In
allowing Colonel Henry tohavca raxdr
and In not watching: "him is generally
Interpreted as connivanoe cad perhaps,
as persuasion, since officers under arrest
and likely to be condemned shoulft
aocording to military regulations ba
constantly watched, while Lieutenant
Colonel Henry was left tor hours alone
and allowed to lock the door on tbe
The government's position Is most an- '
happy. Notice of interpellation In the
chamber or deputies multiply. f>re#idetft
Faure Is censured for leaving Balis aft
such o crltloal moment. Groat efforts
are being made to get the signatures ot
a majority of the deputies, which H *
necessary preliminary to a convocation
of the chamber.
Tha Conditions tu Iron onA Steel art
Very fineooragia*.
PITTSBURGH, P?., Sept. 1.?Th,
American Manufacturer will Hf tomorrow:
ThU week's development, have taken
nothing from tbe strength of the Inn
and steel market. In every bnmch,ooo
dltlons are quite encouraging, Unt in
the leading lines, something of a hill to
shown, so far as sales are concerned. Ih
some, the material Is hard to get, and
in others, buyers are pretty well tW?C
up tor the present The present lull,
however, Is regarded as merely an Intermission
which is sooq to be followed
by another movement. Our reports from
various points this week ahow that this
is about the case evenrwhsre. At Philadelphia
an enormous amount of {justness
in pig iron was done during the
past three weeks, and the demand will
likely be in small lots for some time to
come. It is thought that the next
movement will be seen when buyer* .
must over requirements on business
now coming into the mills and foundries.
About 00,000 tons of steel billets
were sold during the week for deferred
The merchant bar mills are doing the
t>est business in two years. There la a
good market for pipes a*d tubes, the
nheet mills are full of business and
there is a vigorous demand for structural
material. At Cincinnati the n!f
iron trade Is not large. The shtet mills
are active. Chicago reports a fair la*
qulry for small amounts of pig Iron.
While the large southern furnaces are
holding the advance, smaller maker*
are willing to concede aomethlng. Then
is no diminution In the oonsnmpttoQ.
Merchant steel is higher and bars ara
in good demand. Car building wort la
active. In the Wheeling district ftncral
trade Is good, the best being seen in
Bessemer pig and steel There la a de.
elded improvement in muck bar, and
the finishing mills are all working full.
The iron market Is stronger, and thft
aemanu iur wn gwvu.
In tb? Vtaseltoo, Penmjlvatita, District*
Dtmaniii tf tb? Workmen
HAZLBTOX. Pa.. Sept l.~Tfaoa?fe
the Rngllsh-speaktng miners were not
at first concerned) In the strike la the
Coleraine colliery of the Van Wick)* '
Coal company, and though they did not
altogether countenance the action of
the Hungarian? who precipitated tha
strike, they are said to be now In eympathy
with the foreigners and wW aid
thorn In securing satisfactory adjustment
of the difficulty. PrCTlderrt. Duffy
of the United Mine Workers ot this district
met the strikers at Colemlne last
nigfct and held a long conference, with
the result that he sanctions their actions
and will stand by them In their fight
In addition to the discharge of the
Hungarian, other grievances bare developed.
The United Mine Workers demand
that collections for the company
doctor through the office be stopped. '*
Superintendent Roderick has Informed
th?m that the men can appear at the
office Individually and order tbdf
names stricken off, but the union's oftor
to do so coilectively has been refused?
The United Mine workers also allege
that the wage seme agrrw nn
fail has not been lived- up to and tfet
organisation demand* of the company
that no man shail be discharged UB*
less for sufficient cause.
Thu? Car the company and- ttie strikers
have been unable to agree cm thm
propositions and the works remain idle.
Preparations were begun to-day for
removing the miriee from the mines.
This action Is in accordance with the determination
to close the work* if tM
men do not return to work.
PrMldint'i SloTinmti.
CLEVELAND. 0., Sept 1.?President
McKInley and party left Cleveland tor
Canton this morning on a special train
on the Cleveland Terminal St Ohio Vftl*
ley railway. A small crowd of neighbors
and friends assembled to tee the
party off.
Th* cheers and shouts of enthusiastic
Cantonlana which welcomed President
McKlnlcy And party to Canton thl?
morning were more than duplicated thla
evening In bidding them farewell aa
they boarded the train which la bearing
them towarda the camp of the volun*
teer aoldlers at Montauk Tolnt.
aiorrmrnt* or,Slfamihlp?.
NEW YORK?Auranla from Liverpool.
SOtTTHAMPTON?11:50 a. m ?6tea?
mer Furiit Hlnmarck, New Tork ft* ,
NA l'L&9?Kaiser Wllhelm II. N?W
York. _
Wttthtr Farrmii fat To-iUy.
For Wilt Virginia, fair; continued nlfti
temperature; "outherly wind*.
For waitau Pennsylvania, generally
fair; continued high temperature; light
southwesterly wind*.
For Ohio, fair and continued hlfh tempera
lure. followed by showera and cooler
wt ntli.M- in northern portion; light to fresh
southerly winds.
Iioml Timp?ralNrt.
The temperature yeaterday an ohaerred
by C. 8chncuf, druggist. corner Market
and Fourteenth streets. was a? follows:
7 a. n> 7* I 3 p. m 18
9 a. m 8t J 7p. tn......... 91 .
12 in Mi Weather-FtU*

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