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The Wheeling daily intelligencer. [volume] (Wheeling, W. Va.) 1865-1903, September 08, 1898, Image 1

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I ^hcff&lwKnq HIH 3ntrl(iqmrfr.
Docs not Care to Criticize the Con.
duct of Officers. I
That Public bun Lost Sight of the <
Glories of the War. t
pnaiwporwr ?. ? ?? '
Admitted by Him?BU Rataraed Troop*
Will Mot Paradt-Uli llcqttNt Rafaiad.
General Mllas Fnrnlih?i a Type Written
Siatameut for Publication In Whleh be
Tails of tli* Part the Played la tko Santiago
and Porto Rloau Campaign*?A
plain litcltnl of Faefa*
NEW YORK. Sept 7.^The United
Stale# transport Obdam, having on
board Major General Nelson A. MSles
and his staff, Major Qreenleaf, Captain
Whitney, the Second regiment of Wisconsin
volunteers, consisting of thirty
officers and 800 men, and the hospital
corps, from Porto Rloo, arrived here today.
Mrs. Miles, son and daughter were
alto on board the transport, which sailed
from Ponce September L The surgeon
In charge reported all well on
board and no sickness or deaths during *
the voyage. v
The troops were la the best of spirits. *
The bljr tranaport was decorated pro- t'
fusely with palms and draped with 8
General Miles admitted to the Assod- *
ated Pro^s reporter who Interviewed c
him while the Obdam was lying: oft t
Liberty Inland, the substantial accuracy B
of the statements attributed to him by ^
the Kansas City Star's correspondent at
Ponce, Porto Rico. s
"There are," taid General Miles to the t
newspaper men about him* "a few minor
Inaccuracies In ths published reports, t
luch as usually ooour In such Interviews. t
I do noe care to point out the Inaccu
r&cies referred to at this time; they are 1
'It is true that I requested that my a
roops In Porto Rico on their return a
home should be allowed to camp some- s
where near New York, preferably ^
Brooklyn Heights, Fort Wadswortfa or t
Governor's Island. And I also request- I1
ei of the war department that the ?
troops be allowed to march through New ^
York city. I never Intended to parade
mrself, as I shall go to Washington In i
a few dayB and would not be here at
the time of the contemplated parade.
"I ask^d that the Wisconsin men
aboard the Obdam be permitted to stay
in this vicinity for a day or two to give
them a chance to see the city. It would
do no harm to let these western boys
get a glimpse of New York. Surely
they merit It Many of them, I think,
have never seen the city and perhaps
will never have another opportunity to
we it.
'To my first request, namely, that c
my troops be permitted to camp here- v
abouta, in the neighborhood of Brook- G
lyn Heights, and that they be allowed J
to parade. I have received no reply. To g
my second request I received a reply at h
quarantine this morning ordering the 0
Wisconsin boys horn? forthwith. The
men will go from the transport* directly
to th?cars.
1 shall etoy In the city a day or two c
to transact some business and will then
proceed to Washington. General WU- ^
ion's division will reach New York In t
a day or two, I think. They will come \
on the transports Mississippi, Manitoba, 1
Ahino and Concho. The last will carry jj
General Wilson and his headquarters." 0
Wo Oralrc to Crlttcla* Offlctri.
Oenerai Miles said that he did not de- J
ilrs to criticise the conduct of any ofH- t
cer engaged In the late war. <He ex- k
pressed the opinion that there has been J
too much criticism* complaint and con- t
damnation published already and that t
the public had lost sight of the success ?
n1 glories of the war. He did not t'
care to enter Into any general discus- t
Ion of the events of the war beyond *.
the written statement which he had Ji
prepared during hit voyage on the Ob- (,
dam and which ha haa given out for 11
Publication. '
Omeral Mtlea declared that the health f
of the troopa still In Porto Rico la good. ft
He ial1 that he considered the laland P
a mo?t charming country, but that he la ?
greatly pleased to return to the United j
Statu. ij
General Mllea gave to the repreaen- (J
tatlvea of the preas a typewritten doc- ?
ument treating of the prosecution of the f,
*ar with Spain. The paper la written c
In the form of an interview with the
g' neraL In it the general la repreaented
hm recalling to mind that In a public r
statement made at the beginning of the ?
war referring to tho talk of ? ruah for a
the foyer atrlckcn city of Havana, he S
aid: n
"No officer la fit to command troopa
who from any motive whatever would ei
needlessly risk the life of a alngle sol- "
dler, either from dl?Hi4o or the bullet*
*>f the enemy. I have never aacrlflecd
the lives of men under my command
*nd do not propone to eubjeot them to U
any unnrr^HMir/ rtoH* In the present J'
campaign." J,
Further along in the Int rvlew th<" .i
document giv?n out to-day itya: ''
"Owing to the fact C.nt the enaon ^
ult*-d for campaigning In Cuba hn?l
*xhauated In debate* and delay ' '*
''-ngreea and In m-craaatV proparu- 1
Hom, Ofncr.il Miles w ia oppo*f(l
r *hJiig on 111 prepared, undii^lplt.ii'
" r.-i unequipped i'my In a moV???ni?ni %
anlrat the iaplt.nl of Cuba. defended :j
L* one bundred tbouiand trained Span
sh troops, and In this position he stood 1
tactically alone for several weeks. Ha- <
/ana, Matanzas, Santiago and a few <
)ther points were drawn on bis miliary
map as hot-beds of disease, de- 4
(tractive to any army, and pieces to be'
ivolded, especially during the sickly
MIIm* Plan or Campaign
When finally called npon to submit a
slan of campaign he did so, and put it 1
n writing. In substance he took the j
itand first, that every effort should be j
rind a In #>nnln 4hn f!nhan? Artel thumhv t
nable them to harass the 8panlsh
torces. The err of "On to Havana"
ihould be encouraged, hut when the
ransports, loaded with troops, were
tut of sight of land, they should sail
la straight as steam power could take
hem to the gate of the Antilles, and
ne key of the whole position?Porto
*lco. Then, having seised and occu>led
that island, a movement to Cuba
vas to follow, by means of a strong
:avalry force which was to be organzed
and equipped by August or 8epember.
He contemplated that 20,000
lavalry, thrown to the centre of Cuba,
rutting the Spanish forces in two, and
novlng west to Havana by the time
he rainy season was over, and it would
>e possible to manoeuvre an army, we
uuld move against that city a wellTganlzed,
well-equipped and wellllftclpllned
army, and complete the capuro
of the Spanish forces. <
The enclosure of Cervera's fleet In the ..
ohr.i.irn^ * li r* Mn.lt- '
Ions and made it necissary to move a
nllltary force to that point. General
iilea, while at Tampa, felt the Import mce
of the enterprise so greatly that
le requested permission to aocompany
hat expedition or immediately organise
nother to Join It. This permission was
lot granted, so far as accompanying
hat expedition was concerned, but auhorlty
wa? granted to equip a second
'forward movement and operate
gainst the enemy in Cuba and Porto
Mco." However, before this expedition
res equipped calls were made for addilonal
forces to go to Santiago, and they
pere Immediately forwarded. On the
bird day of July General Shafter teleTaphed
that his losses had been great
y underestimated; that he met with
stronger resistance than he had anlcipated,
and that he was aerlously
onslderlng the advisability of falling
tack to a position five miles to the rear,
uu niui jib nuu Mcca uiibuic iv ww u|> q
luring the heat for four days. h
Told Shatter lo Ilolil On*
Under such circumstances General
files telegraphed General Shafter that e
le would be with him In a week, with \
trong reinforcements, of course, taking t:
he troops which had been ordered by ?
be President to operate against the en- ,,
my In Cuba as well as Porto Rico. a
liese reinforcements were pushed rap- q
Sly forward, and some of them arrived ^
n advance of the commanding general, a
nd were put In position In the trenches w
round Santiago. Under verbal lb- p
tractions of the President, General t
files was directed to go wherever he l
leemed his presence was required, and c
hat he should give such directions as tl
a his opinion were best for the army 1?
,nd for the government. h
These were the circumstances uhder t
rhich General Miles left Washington. v
Arriving at Santiago July 11, not as t
s private Individual nor as a visitor. ?
pretense that he went there "dls- r
obed of his authority or official capac- 1
ly is too childish to be considered by *
enstble men. From the moment he nr- J
1YTO at oamiasv U? nuo jrupv.ia^.v
>r what might occur. He arrived there ?
rlth the Yale, Columbia and Rita, load- J1
d with Infantry, and three ships load- .j
a with artillery, besidee those already a
Isembarked. He designed to disembark t]
he troops and artillery named on the 0
rest side of Santiago, a* wan under- 0
tood before leaving Washington, and o
efore he went ashore he made the nee- v
ssarr arrangements accordingly. He F
hen proceeded to the front, and after c
onsulting with General Shatter, a note I
ras sent to the Spanish commander by p
leneral 8hafter, stating that the com- v
nandlng general of the United States o
rmy had arrived in his camp with h
trong reinforcements, and would meet
Im between the lines at an hour agree- tl
,ble to him. 0
InterrtrW with To rail.
The reply of the Spanish commander 0
vas that he would meet him at 12 a
'clock next morning. The meeting J
ras held, and after some conversation
letween General Shafter and General a
?oral General Miles frankly Informed ?
he Spanish general that he had left c
Vashlngton six days before, and that J
t was then the determination of the "
overnment that this portion of the
panisn army mun do capiureu or u?troyed.
He al.no informed the Span* ^
?h general that his reinforcements had ,
r rived with him. that some of thes* {
Drees had already disembarked and n
hat the remainder would be dlsem- r
arked on the west side of the harbor, r
md that It was useless for him to con- p
end apalnst the Inevitable. These Ij
ransports could also be plainly seen by u
he Spanish from Morro Castle and oth- ti
r points. General Toral replied that so li
jnp as he had rations and ammunl- a
Ion he had to flght, In order to uphold tl
he honor of the Spanish army. In re- t<
ponse to this he was informed that he a
,ad already maintained the honor of
he Spanish army, and that further efort
would be useless, and would result
n the wanton sacrifice of human life. F
le then said that he was waiting to
ear from his government, and was Inarmed
by General Miles that he had t
Iready taken much time for that purnsp.
nnd would be given until daylight
f the following morning, It being then ti
o'clock, to submit his final answer. ?
Ie begged for longer time, and earnest- %
f requested until 12 o'clock of the next
nr. This wns finally granted by Gen- *
ral Miles, the meeting dissolved and ?
he officers separated. On returning n
rom this conference .1 dispatch was re- P
elved by General Mile? from Washing- 1
on, as follows: C
WA8HINOTOM D. C., July IS, 1898. r<
"Major General M1!e*:?You may acept
mirremler by granting parole to
Hirers and men, the officer* retaining S;
heir side arms, the officer* and men
ftw parole to be permitted to return to
pain, the United. Slates assisting. If J*
ot accepted-, then asruult, tmfew In ?
otir Judgment an assault, would fail. J<
on#ult with Hampton and purmje such tl
;/urse a# to the assault as you Jointly oi
gree upon. Mai tor should b*t nettle^ a
ronmtly. R. A; ALUKR, ^ w
"Secretary or war." i
I)In rr Inn ttirrii Mllr . a
"TWb," tho statement any a, "dor* not "
w>k a* If ({An. Mitel wan there a? a vlnor.
He wn? charged- with reaponal.
Illty of onl^rlnic ar> aaaault upon? the
ntranchmeirtu on<l fortification* of an
rmy u*Mcli, If *ticcea?ful, would have
/*t lit leaat 5,000 Uvea, or of withhold- s
w? the Rumiift If. In hl? juilicnwnt. *tic!i fJ
?/iu>.f wou-M fall. I
No Ki-piitrr dlacratlon waa ever given
> an> gi>r?ral commanding an army, ,
r.J. what I;' wot'-. ?? will l?e obccrved,
vn> Authorised to accept the aurrenj",
which In the Internet <.f hlw auhordl- n
n J?'?, h< generoiiEly declined to do, and J'
ml away ,'euvlng all the hor.or to hit ?
-.xi in rank. General Hhuftcr, "?
oii vfc* morning aucctodiiug lb* flrvl w
interview, a letter was received from
3eneral ToraJ of whicb the foltowlng I*
i literal translation:
'Generai-in-ohlef of the American
"Honored Sir:?HIa Excellency, the
5eneriU-In-chief of the army In Cuba,
elegraphs from Havana yesterday at 7
x m. the following:
" 'BeMevIng the business of such Importance
as the capHutation of that
>lace to be known and decided upon by
he government of his majesty, I give
ou notice that I have sent ttae condlions
of your telegram asking an immeUate
answer and enabling you also to
bow> t'hls to the general of the American
army to see If he would agree to
Lwalt the answer of the government,
vhlch cannot be as soon as the time
vtilch he has decided, as communicalon
by way of Bermuda is more slow
ban by Key West, In the meantime
our honor and the general of the
American army may agree upon copKilation
on the basis of repatriation (reiinilnv
rr\ QnalnA '
"I have the honor to transmit this to
'ou that In cave you may consider the
oregolng satisfactory that he may desfmat&
persona In representation of himself
who with those In my name, may
igree to clauses of the capitulation
ipon the basis of returning to Spain*
iccepted already In the beginning by
he generaJ-irv-chief of this army,
iwalting a reply, I arm very respectully
your servant, JOSH TORAL."
At the meeting on the following day,
ieneraA Torai stated* that he was preared
to surrender with the approval of
he captain-general of Cuba, but It
rould require a little time to have his
iots confirmed by the home govern^
[tent; that In the meantime he was preared
to appoint commissioners to orange
the clauses of the capitulation.
ft>t only this, he offered to surrender
he balance of his command, which had
lot been under fire during the com>algn.
The remarkable offer was on
lis motion and was in the nature of a
urpriee to the American genera( preent
However, at the conference of
he day previous Gem Miles had reminded
him that he had been tendered
ho most liberal terme ever offered to
n enemy; that his fleet was destroyed
iiu luc; nuc uivw iiiiiw ?tw<u
'oral's offer could be accounted for In
ne of two ways?either ttoat the troops
ere wanted at hoove and regarded this
s the only means of doing: so at the
xpense of the United States. Whether
Jlanoo and the rest of the Spanish
wees In Cuba would have surrendered
n the Kune terms is not now and perops
may never be known.
Tli? For o Klran Kxpoitltinu.
The place of landing the Porto Rlcan
rpedltlon had been so thoroughly ad-ertlsed
In communications sent over
he French cable and In the newspapers
f our own country and telegraphed to
fadaid and from there to San Juan,
hat not having received the necessaryppHances
with which to disembark,
renerad Mites decided after leaving the
STindward Passage to change his curse
nd land on the south side of Porto Rico
r>her the Spaniards were the least preared
and the least expecting to receive
dm, and where he knew the dlsemarkation
of the troop* and supplies
ould be most easily effected. From? the
[me of disembarkation-, during the foljwing
nineteen days of the campaign,
ie kept the Spaniards guessing what
he next move would be. Then they
-lthdrew afong the military road be
ween Fonce ana oait wua?, uie> octroyed
tihe bridges, obstructed the
oads and fortified strong positions In
tie mountain# passing and then were
urprised that one column of his army
ran sweeping around the west end of
fie road, capturing nhe prlncipoi cities,
nd whtoe another had passed over the
rountalns on a trail which the Spanirdn
hud supposed impassable, and
herefore had not fortified or guarded It,
nd the first they knew of the march of
tie American army was the appearance
f a strong brigade within twenty miles
f tfhe northern coast at the terminus
f the railroad connecting San Juan
.ith Areclabo. The Island of Porto
Mco was fa My won by the right of
onquest and has become a part of the
Tnlted States. The sentiment of the
eople was In no sense outraged by inaders,
but on the contrary was sucesnfuliy
propitiated. A people who
eve endured the severity of Spanish
ale for four centuries bail with delight
he protection of uhe great repuUia. One
f the richest sections of the country
ver which our flag now floats has been
dded and will be of lasting value to
ur nation, politically, commercially,
nd from a military or strategic point
f view. Possession of that Island has
Iso rendered any further resistance of
he Spanish forces In Cube, hopeless,
nd Gen. Miles firmly believes fliat by
air and Just treatment the people of
hiba can bo as easy controlled either
s a friendly ally and neighbor or to
ecome a part of our country as Porto
"Gen. Miles remained In Porto Rico
s long as he deemed his presence necssaty
for carrying out the wishes of
he President, and now returns to the
rn??.A hrtiurfmr with him
Mrty 5.000 men who are nolonj^r
equlreJ. mere betas iwme lt.000 ?tM
emalnli*. amply mifflciMH l"T ^
urpo?e?. He returns at once to Washwrton,
where he believes he can be moat
sefut aa he conaidera the moat imports*
need of the hour now to be the
[imiediabt reduction of wax expenses
nd Che return of a? large a portion of
tio?e In the military service aa possible
> their former occupations, where they
re moat needed/*
rom Power Owing lo hU ProuonneeU
Parllalllr Towards Itnxln.
PBKIN, Sept 7.?LI Hun* Chiflf has
een dismissed from power. It Is preumed
this waa done In accordance with
lie demand which It waa rumored the
(rltleh minister ho re, Sir Claude M.
IocDonald, waa Instructed to make on
ccount of the alleged general partiulity
f the great Chinaman to Russia, culilnating
in Great Britain fceing derived
of the contract for the Peklnfankow
railroad by giving the Russoihinesu
bank financial control of tho
lull Delivery *t Fairmont.
pedal Dispatch to the Intolllgencor.
FAIRMONT. t. 7.?About mldight
Chorlcfl liolbail, George Snider,
favtrly Ftirm, IHnea KoUby and
mm? Nay mode frood their encode from
le county Jail. They ???oure?l a pleco
r chair leg and tore up the iron floor
nd dropped to the cell below, which
n? not being- urrd, and waa left upon,
hey then Jumped to a roof, which
woke tflie JaMor, who find several shots
Ithout effect. They were all Indicted
?r housebreaking and home stealing,
toiw have been wpprehemled '
H?m. W'liftlrr't won llrnwnril.
urrirnirir MAn-funit P.ilnl I
opt. 7.?Thomo* H. Wheeler, mn of
<*nrnil Joseph Wheeler, and Second
tfiit'iiitnt Newton l>. Klrkpatrlck,
lrat cavalry, were drowned while liathik
here thl? afternoon.
of tne accident General Wheeler hi*
nthlnrc 10 M>- 1,1,1 ,hr"' daughter*,
vo .if whom have l?*rn acting an nurae.'
i (he federal hoepltal and (he other as
nnree In (he detention hoeplUi. are
1th him, vrltf-airUkan.
Between Factions of Colorado
Stiver Republican Party
[resulted in a shooting
! Xa which One Van Mi Killed?One Paction
Occupied the Ball In which tha
Convention wae la be Held, and (ha Oppoaltlon
Charged on Them with Rifle*
ad Revolvers?'Tragedy Ceneed by the
Aellon of National Chairman Towne
Depoelng State Chairman Broad, of Colorado-Over
1110 Shots Fired In the
?The Dolitlcal war between the two fac
tlons of the 8ilver Republican party resuited
thia morning In the death of
Charlea Harris, of Denver.
It was the result of an attempt by the
Broad faction to capture the opera
house, which was guarded by the
Sprague faction. At 4 o'clock a ruy
waa made by fifteen or twenty of i V
Broad men from both front and rear of
the building, and the Sprague men who
held possession in repelling the attack
fired a volley Into their assailants.
Harris fell with a bullet through the
abdomen and died shortly afterwards. '
The shooting occurred Just outside the
opera house door. Several arrests have
been made. The man who fired the
shot which struck is.undoubtedly In custody
but his name cannot now be ascertained.
The tragedy results from the aotlon of
National Chairman Towne In removing
Richard Broad from the charmanshlp of
the state committee on the ground of
"disloyalty to the Silver Republican
party and the cause it stands for," It being
alleged that he bad Joined In a conspiracy
with friends of Senator Wolcott
to defeat the proposed fusion with Democrats
and Populists.
Charles S. Sprague, representing the
Teller and Towne delegates, obtained
possession of the opera house In which
the convention Is to meet to-morrow and
refused to surrender It at the demand
t?f ex-Chairman Broad. Mr. Sprague is
editor of the Colorado Springs Evening
Harris died soon after he was shot
Another man waa struck In the cheek
tk.t 1.1 ll?^ ITappI.
ny me Baltic UUUCl Ul?l, nmcu itawui.
Sheriff Boynton and Chief Gathrlght
took control of the opera house and
made a thorough search.
Discovered an Arsenal.
The sheriff said tfiey discovered a
whole arsenal In the building. The officers
seized six Winchester rifles and
ten revolvers.
The opera house Is now In possession
of the police, deputy sheriffs and adherents
of ex-Chairman Broad. No one
Is allowed to approach the doors.
James A. Howse, Walter Russell, J.
J. Lang and A. C. Smith, of the party
In the hall, were arrested.
The sliding doors which form the entrance
to the auditorium, show the effect
of the shooting. The right hand
door as the room Is entered is perforated
with the bullets from a Winchester
and a ball also lodged In the left
door. Both were fired from the Inside
of the room and are about as high as a
man's head from the floor.
At 1 o'clock this morning the WolcottBroad
faction applied to Judge I^unt for
a writ of mandamus compelling Clalrman
Blood, who was appointed by Na
tlonal Chairman Towne to succeed
Chairman Broad, to bo removed and to
turn the building over to ex-Chairman
Broad. The writ was refused.
"At 430 this morning," said ex-Mii yor
Plumb, "we were inside the opera
house. There were twenty-two of us.
Suddenly a fusllade of shots was fired
through tioth the front and side doors.
Then In a second the doors were burst
open and In rushed from eeveirty-flve
to 100 men.
'There was constant firing In all parts
of the hall, we replying as best we
could. I saw one man fall, shot through ;
the lungs. They carried him to the bal- i
cony and laid him down. He died In a)
few minutes afterward. Another man
was Injured.
"We were forced out of the building, j
Sheriff Boynton and Chief of Police '
Gathrlght were In the front rank* of
the attacking party." I
The polioe and aheiifTfl officers claim
that the attack was made entirely by
men from Denver. They say they only
rushed In after the attack began. It la
a peculiar fact, however, that they were
all on band.
Clidlrman Olood'a Statement.
Chairman Blood has Issued a statement
in which tie ?ay? that ex-Chalrman
Broad, I. N. Stevens and Dcwltt C.
Webber arranged with a gang of thugs
to come from Denver and co-operate
with Sheriff W. B. Boynton and the police
of Colorado Springs In seizing the
convention hall and turning It over to
the anti-Teller faction ao that they may
organize and control the convention tomorrow.
Mr. Blood flays that the nrme-1 force
which entered the opora house was
headed by Sheriff W. S. Boynton and
Prank Howbert, collector of Internal
revenue, and a pollccman In uniform,
and that four or Ave of tho men who j
were In possession of the hall were ar- i
-???? ' viihmi* nnv tv*riant ?r nrocess
of law Whatever nnil thrown Into Jail.
Ex-Chnlrninn Broad iayi he waa Juttldo.l
In taking forcible poaieaalon of the
opera home under n lea 00 made with
him August 30. which Manager Nye vl I.itod
by turning It over to Chat-leu 8
Hherinr Boynton ?ll.?wcd the men fron*
Denver who participated In the riot t"
leavt Lhe city unmolested. A inojorlt) ,
of the mob which attacked the theatre
went to Denver by the first train. Thi
police and other authorities claim to be
ignorant of the Identity of the murderers.
After battering In the doors, seventy-five
men ruahed Into the building,
shooting revolvers. The celling is full
of bullet holes. The attacking psrty
shot Into the air with a hope of frightening
the guards Into submission. The
guards were scattered In groups about
luc uuuiiurium wiicic luc/ vuuiu wcoi
oommand the entrances, and they returned
the flre. Those who participated
intimate that no lesa than 150 shot*
were fired In the opera house within a
few minutes. The smoke was so dense
in & moment that all ahots were at random.
The attacking party finally
reached the center or tht house and the
guards fled to the street
Of G. A. R* Campflr* ami Govvraor Pin.
free IIImmI and IImM.
CINCINNATI. Sept 7.-MusIo hall
was again packed to lta fullest capacity
to-night for the campflre of the G. A.
R. presided over by Colonel W. B. MelIsh,
executive director of the citizens'
committee of arrangements for the enIcampment
Last night Governor Atkinson,
of West Virginia, waa to have
been one of the speaker* at the "Camp
nro, uui iiu uiu nut ounc ?? ? ???; *.?
get & ticket of admission, and although
ha presented letter* and manifold other
credentials as to hl? Identity, he could
not pass by the stubborn policeman at
the door and left In disgust before any
one could reach him for Identification.
While one governor was shut out with
a carefully prepared spesch In his pocket
last night, another governor was
hissed and hooted out In a still mors
disgraceful msnner to-nlgbt As Governor
Plngree, of Michigan, was competed
to leave at 10:30 for Detroit, hs
was given the first place on the programme.
Governor Plngree In his prologue
stated that owing to Imperative
business he must leave to-night because
the state of Michigan was preparing
to send a hospital train through
to the south to gather up the sick sol
ciiers 01 inai eiaic. j jib tuvc?<n<i inferred
to the mismanagement and destitution
of the soldiers. He cited several
cases of abuse and suffering due to
the delay of "red tape" and became
very vehement in denunciation of such
formalities at the sacrifice of comfort,
health and human life. After citing a
particular case of bad management In
the distribution of disinfectants, Governor
Pingrce said: "If Secretary Alger?"
but Governor Plngree never finished
that sentence. He could not proceed.
And even with the most persistent efforts
of Chairman Meliah, the governor
was unable to utter another word. A
voice in the audience cried, "Hurrah for
Alger." The cry was taken up in a
boisterous chorus. The governor attempted
repeatedly to proceed, but the
audience refused to listen to another
Of the Cortfi Cumm* {Jrmt Sensation.
Wtjrler m>rti Ball.
MADRID, Sept. 7.?The chamber has
followed the senate In discussing the
late war behind closed doors. This action
has caused Che greatest sensation.
Immediately after the meeting: Senator
Salmeron, the Republican leader,
moved that an investigation be made
into the responsibility of Senor Sagasta'f
government in connection with the
declaration of war, the negotiations for
peace and the violation of the constitution
by the suspension of the guarantees.
The premier, Senor Sagasta, quickly
asked that the deliberations be conducted
behind closed donre and the president
pronounced favorably on the request
Thereupon the Republicans and Conservatives
vehemently nrotested and amid
an Indescriblble confusion the doorkeepers
cleared the galleries of spectators.
the deputies in the meantime
shouting uproariously.
The senate session also was a stormy
one. General* Weyler. Dominguez, Azcarraga,
Palejo and Rivera attended.
General Weyler reminded the senate
of how Count d'Almenas had greeted
the returning soldiers Ignoring the officers.
He declared that this was a rellectlon
upon the officers' efficiency.
General Weyler strongly condemned
ths secret sessions of the cortes and
concluded his speech as follows:
"I desire to speak to aJl Spain and not
merely to the government."
Count d'Almenas, replying to General
Weyler's stricture, said; "I addressed
my greetings to those who have been
martyrs for their country?to the Spanish
soldiers because they deserved suoh
greetings. I did not address the generals
for they ehowed themselves Incapable
of leading soldiers to battle, or
of showing them how to fall worthily
on the fleld."
Marshal Primo de Rivera shouted:
"That is not true," and General Weyler
and others joined in the protest.
Count d'Almenas, addressing; General
Rivera, replied: "I am not afraid of
such cries or of epaulets or of the deooratlons
that will have to be torn off
the breasts of several officers. The
pashe* of some general* should be torn
off and put around their necks."
A great uproar ?msued.
JUIiapprnprlntlnii Clmrgcd.
PITTSDUItOH, Sept. 7.?A petition
was ft!o*l In the county courts to-day
against the nation** officers of the Slavonic
society of the United Stales, alleging
misappropriation of funds and
a?king that the book* of the organisation
be opened to the petitioner* and
that the officer* be required to make an
accounting. The society is the oldest
organization of Slavs In America and
has 240 subordinate assemblies caltered
throughout tiho United Stales,
with the headquarters of the supreme
association In Pittsburgh. A ru4e to
show cause why the mandamus should
not Issue was granted by t4te court on
the officer* of the eocletjr. It Is made
returnable September 17.
MIut* Win tlirlr Sf rlk?.
WPPttMBl flBI R<*nt 7_?Th<* rrvtl
j miners have practical? won the *tr1ke
for tlie district price In th* third pool.
Ttie operator* have decided to concede
the prlrc provided th?y ero guaranteed
i a better differential when the next nrale
ecKlement Ik mode, which will be In
January. A conference will likely be
he'.<! with the officiate of the organisation
at once ami arrangement* made for
marling tiro mine*.
W mil mi rorrmtl *ni
For Wenl Virginia, W^itern 1'ennnyfvnnln
and Ohio, full ; HkM tu fresh houtlitventerly
I.ocul Trm|t?r?tiirfi
The temperature ye*terday n* observed
by <\ Hchnrpf. diiiKslnt. cornor Fourf'-enth
and Market Htierts, wa? a* follows:
id. m 73 I .1 p. m 73
9 n. in f.s 7 p. in C.?
m 70 J weather-Change.
Greatest. in fact. In the Career of
the Association
To day It "City Day" and the People
of Wheeling can
By Coming out 20,000 Strong and
Thus make up for the
WithoRi two ??iy Crowds o?
Thursday and Friday lbs Fair Auooi?>
tlon will lu?? ?o Enter up ConiUir*
tbli Iom on Their EnKrprlM-Thli, the
People of Wheeling Shonld PrtvMt hy
Com tag oat to-dmy and To-morrow
In Rsoord Ilrcaklng Nimbtn ? Moro
Award* mad* V?Urd?f-\V?dnNdi|>|
rain Caind Poatpouemruc of Uu llaoes*
The Intelligencer Joins cordially
with the promoter* of the State Pair
In an appeal to the people of Wheeling
to turn out to-day, "City Day,"
and on Friday In record-breaking
Yesterday's rain cut the "Farmem'
Day" crowd to such an extent
that, unless there are very large
crowds on the two remain In* days
of the fair, the association will have
to enter a heavy loss upon its books
and that Is something which every
Wheelioglte ought to do all hs can
to prevent.
maireciiy ine i?ir uresu* |n?ut >?
hundredM of merchants; they and all
others will no doubt do all they can
to make Thursday'* and Friday's
attendance large enough to result In
a balance on the right side of the
fair association's books. Without
this encouragement the association
would feel justified In the belief that
their efforts for the good of Wheeling
are not appreciated?the intelligencer
declines to believe the attendance
to-day and to-morrow will
disappoint them. Wheeling people
always arise to the need or the occasion,
and they are not going to
fall now.
Everybody turn out to-day and
put the attendance figures above tbs
20,000 mark. It can be done.
The eighteenth annual West Virginia
state fair and exposition is surely being
handicapped In a manner that is
rather discouraging to the promoters
of the great enterprlae. "Farmers'
Day" Is usually the occasion of the second
largest attendance of the entire
week. The heavy rain yesterday morn*
lng made the track a sea of mud, to it
was impossible to run the races, and it Is
not surprising that the attendance was
disappointingly small. Thd out-oftown
attendance was small on account
of the weather, and the city people did
I not turn out strong for the same re&
To-day the weather wtll no doubt be
good, the weather bureau bavin* swung
a prediction to the breeze yesterday afternoon
to th? effect that Thursday and
Friday will be cool, and the weather
clear. This prediction la borne out by
the falling barometer and oan be relied
upon by the people of Wheeling and the
surrounding: country.
To-dny is "City Day," always tfce oocaslon
of the largest crowd of the week,
and as the out-of-town people who
were held back yesterday will cows to
the fair in force to-day, there ought to
be a record breaking crowd on the
grounds. If the city people come out
and make a strong effort to avert a
financial Iosb for the association, the
attendance should go above the 20,000
Notwithstanding the races were postponed,
the crowd In the latter part of
the afternoon yesterday, was fair considering
the weather. The principal
feature, In the absence of racing, was
the concert In the grand stand by the
Opera House band, which discoursed Its
usual high class of music. About 1,009
people were attracted to the stand by
the music.
To-day at 11:80 the annual cavaload*
In which every head of live stock on the .
grounds will take part, occurs on the
track, and will Interest everybody aa K
has always done In the past.
Immediately following the cavalcada
the races will begin. The flrst event oo
the programme is the unfinished 2:15
pace brought over from Tuesday. Each
of three of the four horses in this raoe
has won a heat, so It Is likely that the
greatest speed contest ever witnessed on
the state fair track will be concluded.
Rain Washed Out Midway Attractions*
But They Boon Recoverea.
The heavy raiito of "Wednesday;
mornkijr knocked out the races yesterday
completely, and In lnterferlnir with
the tpcclal programme the attendance
was cut away down. Considering everything,
however, the crowds were very
good, and all those who attended <he
Fair yesterday had the best of opportunities
to look around and Inspect the
various exhibits without bein* crowded
to death, or being covered with several
inches of dust. As It wa?, the day
passed off quietly, with only the splendid
music of the Opera House band and
the cry of the lecturers of different Midway
attract lone to disturb the elements.
The committees appointed to make
the awards of premiums worked hard
all day In an effort to finish their labors,
but In the eauo of the cattle department
the committees were not successful.
The work of making these awdars 1a
not easy, and yesterday Isrge crowds
watched the judges nt their work with
a Mreat dral of Interest.
lie for* noon, when It was found that
ih?? traek was in such a condition as
to not permit the races. Secretary Hook
arranged for a special concert to be
Kiven In the grand stand by the Opera
llouae hand, and hundred* of people
heard and applauded the aplendid pro?.??
Igi-imniv uinirivi.
The Midway, which had been *lmo?t
completely washed out by the norm,

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