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"volume xlVII?NUMBER 83, WHEELING. W. VA., MONDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 1898. PRICE TWO CENTS.
A BIT-OP A BLOffAccompanied by the Bcautifi Fast Falling Snotr. THE ATLANTIC COAST STATl Swept by the Worst Storm Expei citced in Many Years Ufc.MoKALIZING ALL TRAFF for a Timp, mm ?vur?mjf vm??. ..... Teiiirnccs lo the People of III* CttUe m Town*?New England Gels the Worn ;i_Ncu Vork *ity Transformed Into CrfHtnl Metropolis of Surpassing Boa tj-Many l'eriotte Vail Victims to 1 poitiro In the llllunnl, and OiJit Clilllnl to Death While Intoxicated. NEW YOAK, Nov. 27.?When the pc plf of New York awoke this mornli they round the blizzard that raged wh they retired still In progreve. T eiorm, which began with a soft, sloe enow, on Saturday afternoon, increaa greatly as the day wore on, with he&vj snow fall, the wind blowing a gale midnight. There was a slight abateme of the wind this morning, but the snc still fell, and drifted high, and the ter perature dropped rapidly. It looked tt ?-in., nc t hi.itirh the blizzard wou IJiUilllllf) ? continue all day, but at 10 o'clock the was a breaking away In the west, a] finally the storm ceased altogether, ai the severest blizzard since the memor hie one ot .March, 1S88, came to an en Thf wind blew at the rate of Qfty-nl t? sixty in lies an hour during the helg of the storm. Snow fell throughout New York stai The fall in New York City, the weath bureau reports, wait about ten lncht Philadelphia nine Inches, Boston s Inches. Portland, Me., four Inches, A bany a little over an inch. Th<* lowest, temperatures report wc-re: New York City, 25; Albany, 18, With the brightening of the skies this city this morning camo an increa in the velocity of the wind, and the loo dry snow was sent swirling onji edd ins everywhere. Nearly a foot of snc had fallen, but in places It had drift to four and Ave feet. I'rcnllarltt?? of (lie Slnriu. The peculiarity of the storm was t! encrusting of nearly every window, tl fides of buildings and the trees, ai when the storm cleared away the gre city was transformed into a spectacle glistening white, of surpassing beaut Broadway and the great thoroughfar of the city presented a fantastic appea ance. In the greatest artery of business a tivity of the country there \v6re dri! on the .sidewalk through which the ear nornlng wayfarer plowed to his wait In some of the streets great drifts fora cd barriers across them, in many ii Atanc 3 tilled up the trenches that ht been duff by the street railroads for tl transforming of the motive power fro cable to electricity. As soon as there were signs of abat ment In the fall of snow the street cleai Ins department went to work, but litt progress was made. Suburban traffic was blocked for se" cr&l hours in the morning, and aft that trnlns ran at long intervals. A trains were delayed. Some of them wo due in the early morning hours th; naa not oeen neuru irom ??. msm. n superintendent of malls in the gener pOBtofflce reported that the mall tra from r.oston, due at 6 a. m., had n been heard from, nor had the malls be< received up to 9 o'clock to-night. T] Incoming mulls from other parte. ] ?ald, were from two hours to an ui known number of hours behind tlm Few trains due at the Grand Centr Btatlon to-day arrived on time. The terrific blow of Saturday nig! did much damage to the small shlppli In New York harbor. It Is reported t night that several tug boats belongii to the Kingston Towing Company, t Rether with a large number of can ! boats, were sunk up the river by tl force of the gale. The shores of tl Hudson are littered by wreckage. Victim* of III* Itllxiard. An order was sent out from poll headquarters to the various precln commanders to have arrested all pe eons found alone In a condition th would raise even the suspicion of li toxication. As a result the police cour were crowded with eminently respect ble-looking persons, who were let ^ with a small fine and an admonition set in out of the snow. Notwlthstam in? this precaution on the part of tl police, there were a number of caaua ties, Including several deaths from e: I'u.iui?_*. uunn jiuniu, iuiyn?c old. a former Insurance agent, wi found In the park at Tenth street ai Avenue B, and taken to Bellevuo ho Pltal. Both his legs and hands we badly frozen. He had lain down on bench to die, he said. He had had notl Ins to eat for several days. An unknow woman was found unconscious In snow drift, at Seventy-eighth stre and Avenue A. She was removed th<- I'renbyterlan hospital, where h condition is said to be serious. An agi Herman, Frank Schneider, of Dutc! Ml. Long Island City, was found la Saturday night at Seventieth street ai Second avenue. He was lying In a eno bank, almost unconscious, and wi transferred to the Bellevue hospital. A unknown man, discovered In a baa rnent on the Bowery, was removed Hudson 8treet hospital, where he dl< from alcoholism and exposure. A P Hceman rescued Dennis Qulnn, a lett carrier, who had fallen helpless in tl enow, early this morning, badly froze In Jersey City the body of Rosant yunnlnffham, forty-years of age, w< * on th?* sidewalk In van vor J'! t early this morning. Her skull wi fractured. Tho body was almost coven with snow. it Im believed flho receivt ner Injuria* frmn a full. 7 a, m? a policeman found Chnrli ocnopp unconscious In the snow in J* p"y City. Ho fore h? could be carrl< Into a house, Hchopp died. He hr tartr-d for a botcher shop, where 1 * ?< employed, and his death 1h attrlbi '' 1 '?? '-xposuro and exhaustion fro struggle through the blinding storr ?ore<> Heck, forty-two years old, ar " "Mum A linn were aluo found In Jo J'v r*!ty by the police badly frozen. TJ y>rrnfir had been drinking nnd was ui connpiouii nnd in likely to die. 'ohn Mohan. while on o street car bi nun., benumbed by the cold at Aveni ? nnd Third street, and fell from O M Hform of the car. He lay In the ano i considerable time, but was final: i ".v n-d by a passer-by and sent ''"vue in iin ambulance. '"Hun Hooseberg, a homeless ma ,. Hh? ltfr In a barn at 8tapli " St.it"n Inland, wan found fro* n morning and died shortly afto wartla. NEW ENGLAND COATED WUh Innr Pram Eight Inthn to Two M l>?rp-fTt>o ? Drlna to Mutt Vmr |], ItojODil lu Canal Limit*?All Cllln uUI Tom snfl?r From tha Olluwd?Ship- > plait nitu%l?-r?, BOSTON. Nor. 27.-A record-breaking November blizzard swept over the greater portion of Netv England last night and to-day completely demorallz"1 lug traffic of every description and well nigh paralyzing telegraphic and telephonic communication, while the n'ortbeast gale, coming on a high courw "t It tide#, drove the aea far beyond Its usual limits and made a mark along shore exceeded only by the memorable hurricane 4U or i85i. of While the storm was heaviest In the southeastern part of New England, the whole district was affected and experl " enced a snow fall of from eight to twentr-four inches, and as the centre of the ** disturbance moved down the main coast that section and the provincea will probably receive a similar taste of wlnter weather to-night. Fortunately the storm was heralded |>S sufficiently In advance by the weather en bureau to detain moat of the coastwise he shipping in safe bafbors, but the warn. lng was entirely unheeded and Ignored , by those on shore, with the result that ea nearly every one, especially the Taller roads and electric companies, were at caught napping and suffered accordingIf. There was not a railroad in New England that was not more or less tied IW V.. -U U I! -0 ..Am Ik. U|' u) iin: tica v y ' in 11 ut nuun auu ?? ? n- great drifts and the roads running: lis along the coast, like the New York,New Id Haven & Hartford, and the Boston & re Maine, had the added difficulty of frequeni washouts In places exposed to the heavy seas. Trains north, east, south and west were nearly all stalled early In tho J? night, although one train from Bangor nc reachcd Lynn this noon and two Chlcago trains came Into the city this evenf. ing. In cities and towns dependent upon . ' electric cars, service was even worse for ? the damp snow packed hard on tjie " rails and held up-even the heavy snow fd Plows. The service In this city was probably jn the best of any of the surrounding communltles, yet even here, there waa no sc attempt made to run more than a dozen y- cars on Washington street and one or iw two others of the main thoroughfares, ed llenvlMt in Y??r4. The storm, while not so severe and far-reaching in Its cfTects as the fearful * blizzard of lust February, was never? theless, the heaviest experienced in this > ia part of the country for a long series of at years. Coming on Sunday, .it did not of cause the annoyance or inconvenience It y would have done on a week day and ' most of the transportation companies es made a heroic effort <o at least partiair* ly recover from the effects of the blockade. c. Only the barest reports were received ,t up to 6 o'clock to-night, of the effects of w the storm on the coast, but even those ly few lines gavo rise to the gravest fears it. as to the safety of the little shipping [ that may have been off Cape Cod last night, or to-day. It will probably be |; "d two or three days berore a complete use ue of the disasters can be made. L All points south of this city and east of Providence were Isolated early last e? evening, New Bedford being lost to the n? outside world before 8 o'clock and Newle port and Fall River disappearing Into the night not long after. Farther to the west,at Providence and er in other parts of Rhode Island, eommuj] nlcation was Intermittent and subject re to great delay. Night trains over the at Shore Line to New York reached Provide dence with only a few minutes delay, al but beyond that point they met terrific ' In drifts and It was morning before either ot of the two regular trains reached New in London. Here they were stalled nearly lie all day by freight wrecks on the road tie between that point and New Haven. ' The trains from New York met a slmle? lar experience west of Saybrook and af- , al ter some hours of telegraphing they managed to reach New London and ' nt started late in the afternoon for Provi- < dence. At noon to-day the regular New York ? express from Chicago left Springfield for this city, followed a short time later by _ the morning express from the west, and barring a slight delay from a wreck at East Brookfleld, came through this city all right. Shipping DUiiator*. I A dozen or more coasting vessels were ' r_ driven ashore In Boston harbor during at the blizzard of last night, and this morning ana me great sicamer umo, ui 1 " the Wilson line, was torn from her moorings and driven high and dry on a- Spectacle Island. Schooners and coal S:o barges with two anchors out and every to reason to expect a safe weathering of i 3- the gale were dragged from their moor15? Ings and hurled against pier heads, I" dashed on Islands and rocks or sunk outright. ra Just above Spectacle Island is Thomp son Island and on the beach are three ld down-east lumbermen, the watchman, jj" Fred. A. Emerson, S. E. Rapine, (B.), and a vessel believed to be the Virginh la. The schooners John S. Ames and Llzile Dyas are also ashore at Fori " Warren. It Is said two men were washed ed overboard from the Virginia. ?0 The tug Cumberland came In early eP last evening with two barges and cfne of ?d them belonging to the Consolidated Coal fi? Company, broke away from the tug te nnd striking Hunt's Ledge, sank with 1 id all four of her crew. Another barge be>w longing to the Staple Coal Company, Isi is reported to have sunk off Long Island , tn Head and her crew of four men lost, e- The schooner Abele Babcock, from to Philadelphia, which came around Cape fd Cod yesterday and anchored late in the 0- day outside of Boston light, Is reported er to have foundered with her crew of sev- J lie en men. , IK PENNSYLVANIA. 1S The fllorm ftwerpt Omp IhtlMl* D.UyHt I it IT Trnfllo and Crippling all <Vlr??. J," PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27.-The billid unrd which came out of the mit reached this olty at 11 o'clock yesterday mornM Intr and raffed furloiialy until 1 o'cloc* 5 this morning. A* unexpected as It w?? id violent. It wrought great havoc not only 10 hflpft but throuirhout thft entire state. In J" those fourteen hours the snow fall JJ reached a depth of over nine Inches and id the wind velocity of torty-five miles an r- hour. These figure* ore unprecedented >e In the November records of the local i- weather bureau and the officials there ? say that the storm In general was the s- worst since the memorable blizzard of le 1888. With the snow the mercury stead)e Uy dropped unail well below the freezw ing point, and tonight It Is still on the , ly downward way. In this city the traffic to of ovory kind, as well as wire communication, was crippled. The suburban * n, lines were brought to a complete stand- i f- ; still, with the roads piled high with n drifted snow. \ r- During the morning hours all the Now | York trains were four hours late and < toes then from one to two hqum Tbe Boston train on tbe Pennsylvania at 1:40 this morning fcad not been heard from up to 7 o'clock to-night. A number of trains from south are coming In late, not so much because of th* mow. as of the strong bead wind. The country milk trains which tried -to get Into town this morning are still snowbound, and no Atlantic City trains got away from the city until 11 o'clock this morn' Ing. Tbe main line Pennsylvania railroad was greatly delayed. To-day ttie weather has been clear and cold and muoh progress has been msde In restoring affairs to their normal condition. I3CRANTON. PaTifov. 27,-The Lackawanna Valley and tbe whole of the Pocono mountain region Is getting a good taste of winter weather. An Inch of snow which fell on Thanksgiving day /lnrinn> flatnr/tav hv ft half Inch more and the whole has been preserved toy a low temperature whicll steadily decreased during the last twelve hours until at 8 o'clock to-night it was 28 degrees, the lowest of this season. The wind blew with considerable force from the wut and northwest today and gave the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western road some trouble on the Pocuno mountains but the Interference with steam traffic has not been serious. AH of tbe many trolley lines In and about the city and valley have run their cars on nearly schedule time. EASTON, Pa., Nov. J7.?The storm In this Immediate section was unprecedented In violence. Between fourteen and fifteen Inches of snow fell and the town was practically snowbound throughout last night and to-day. The trolley tracks were kept open until the greater part of the traffic had been disposed of, but the effort was abandoned near midnight. The cars of the new Easton & Bethlehem road were stalled early In tbe evening and passengers were taken to their homes In coaches. The railroads experienced much difficulty and the New York " w Imiln rill* here at 7 o'clock this morning did not arrive until late this evening, having been blocked In New Jersey. Communication by wire wirh thb outside districts is cut off. To-night the wind 19 blowing a gale and the snow Is drifting In huge "banks. By 6 o'clock to-night the temperature had fallen 16 degrees above zero and thtere is no indication of a moderation. AT DELAWARE CAPES. A Number of Vcaaels Failed to Get in liar* bor. mid Tlielr Loan In Fcnred. LBWES, Del., Nov. 27.?The northwest gale prevailing around, the capes sine? last night has been remarkably severe. The schooner William M. Wilson, from Philadelphia for Norfolk, with a cargo of coal, sprung a leak four miles soutli or Aietomtun. me ravins station. Her signals were promptly answered, and the guards took off her crew of six men. The schooner is anr chored a mile and a half off shore, and is likely to sink during1 the night A number of vessels off the capes were unable to get into the harbor, and it is feared that there have been heavy 101833. The new steamer. Admiral Sampson, which left Philadelphia yesterday for behind the new breakwater. The pilot boat Edmunds is supposed, to have reached Cape^May anchorage early this morning. Some of the shippage at the breakage dragged their anchors, but no damage was reported. WEST VIHGINIA COAL Biff Contracts Placed with Operators lis Ttyis State by (he Great Northern Railroad for Drltvery at SaiMlmkj, PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 27. ? The Dispatch to-morrow will say it has reliable authority for stating* that the Oreat Northern Railroad Compary has placed orders with West Virginia coal operators for 500,000 tons of coal, at $1 25, delivered at Sandusky, the delivery to extend throughout 1899. James W. Hill, of the Great Northern, in* reply to a telegram, says: "This company does not publish its purchases of coal or other material." il ik generuny uenevcu ncxc mni. iuc contracts have been made, and the fact Is viewed with apprehension by the Pittsburgh operators, as it is evidence that West Virginia is usurping the trade hitherto held by Pittsburgh by giving a rate materially lower thani the local operators can. In fact, offers have been made by West Virginia mine owners to Pittsburgh operators to furnish all the coal wanted for $1 20, delivered at Sandusky. This is made possible by a lower mining rate and better freight rates. The net cost to a Pittsburgh operator, under present conditions, for delivery at Sanducky is $1 33%. CATTLE KINO DECAMPS IjCATIUK vr?u?iw?? i" Hum * ?? Wrcrk O* Loft Behind, KANSAS CITY, Nov. 27.?A special io tho Times from Abilene, Kas., says: The creditors of Grant C. Glllett. tho cattlc king, who left for parts unknown, lost week, spent Sunday struggling over the wreck which he left behind him. It has developed into a case of every man for himself and the result Is a worse snarl than ever. Each commission Arm who holds Glllett paper seems to devote most of its time to checkmating the moves the others make. In the meantime losses are piling on loMes, and the million and a half estimated liabilities may go beyond even that amount. There Is no one to feed or water the thousands of cattle at the Glllett farm here, and while the creditors of the failed magnate nre quibbling among themselves, the cattle In tho stalls are dying for the want of water and feed. The employes on the ranch have deserted their posts. On a side-track there nre twenty cars more of Herefordsand short horna, suffering in the storm with no one to care for them. They had arrived on the date of tho failure. It is stated to-day that Glllett haso^rInlnlv mnrtcrnirfvl riml r.?_mnrttfniroil tho am* cattle to different piirtlce. In at least on? can? It wan stated to-day ho re 'branded cattle lie had sold to one man, and mortgaged them to n communion house, or as seems probable to two or threo commission house*, for a heavy BUm and then had the herd divided and driven quietly off his (arm to another man's place, where he arranged to have It kept for the winter. It Is still Impossible to accurately estimate Giliett's liabilities. Aelor Cnnlitnrk U?n<l. NEW YORK, Nov. 27.-Charle? \V. Couldock, the nctor, died to-night aL his home In this city after a short 111-' ncss, from dropsy. On November 21. his condition became critical and since then, even though ho has had several plight rallies, death was expected. Ills on, 3. Y. Couldock, a traveling salesman, survives him. FRIGHTFUL DEATH Of Six Persons By Explosion of n Steamboat's Boiler, ELEVEN TERRIBLY WOUNDED. And Twenty More or Lese Badly Injured. The Disaster Occurred on the Steamer T. C. Walker Piping Between Sen Francisco and Stockton?Heartrending Crl?s and Sloans of the Victims who wsre Being Slowly Boasted to Death* The llerole Captain penned In his State Room wae Literally Cooked Before be Co aid be Extricated?One Woman Pleads with the Physicians to End her oajKnupi STOCKTON. Cal., Nov. J7.?The most disastrous accident Id the history of Stockton occurred this morning at 4:20 o'clock, near Fourteen MUe Slourh, when a part of one of the boilers of the river steamer T. C. Walker, which left San Francisco about 6 o'clock last night, was blown out, killing tlx and dangerously wounding eleven persons, while probably fifteen or (went? were more or less badly hurt. The T. C. Walker Is owned by the California Navigation & Improvement Company, and ran between San Francisco and Stockton. The dead are: John Tulan, captain of the T. C. Walker: W. A. Blunt, jthe agent In charge of shipping of sugar beas from the Moss tract to the Crockett factory; Watson Henry, of Stockton, engineer of the T. C. Walker; Mrs. Watson Henry, wife of the chief engineer; Jerry Daley, flreman; Ferdinand Law. of Seattle, passenger. Wounded: George P. Smith, a native of Massachusetts. deckhand. burned about the face end body; James Corcoran, deck-hand, will probably die; Jack Holburg, known ail Jack Sperry, watchman, Injured In head and scalded over entire upper part of the body; Corattl Domlnlcl, deckhand, scalded about hands and face and back Injured; John Burns, deck-hand, burned about bead; G. Fopplano, of San Francisco, passenger, Injured In the face and breast; Edward Paul Jones, stevedore, scalded about face and hands; Martin McCaffney, of San Francisco, deck-hand, burned about the head and body; Louis Brlzzoalan, of San Francisco, wine merchant, badly Injured; John Flgoni, of Stockton,deck-hand, head cut and back hurt. The majority of the passengers were in bed when the explosion occurred and were awakened by the report which was as loud as a cannon's roar. The people rushed from their rooms in their night clothes and found the whole forward portion of the steamer's., upper works bimVn away. The electric lights had been put out and the escaping steam enveloped the front portion of the boat till It was Impossible to see how much of the boat had been carried away. The screams of the men who were locked In their rooms near the pilot house wero heartrending. Koa?te?l Alive. Captain John Tulan had been blown from his bed against the door of the state room and so seriously Injured that he could not move. The door could not be forced open as he was jammed up against It. One of the employes of the boat secured an axe and cut the upper part of the room away and Anally re1 * ?? V. a n*oo vll>. moved nun, uui uui u?wn us ..? tually roasted allvo. When pulled out the flesh dropped from his bones In inrge pieces, and although ho was suffering excruciatingly, he bore It bravely and not a groan escaped him as he wo8 taken out of the steam. Watson Henry, the chief engineer,and his wife were In their room near the pilot house when the explosion occurred. Mrs. Henry was blown through the roof. The flooring was blown upward and she was hurled with great violence n distance of twenty feet towards the bow of the boat. She was horribly crushed by the fury of the explosion and also badly scalded with escaping steam. Her Injuries proved fatal at 12:30 this afternoon. She retained consciousness until a few moments before her death. Her sufferings were so Intense that she begged the physicians in attendance to end her life, but all that could be done was to deaden the pain by the use of narcotics. tT? ?'? oi-rihlw Rpnlded. He HI * I ICIH j was thrown some distance away, but not as far as his wife. He died shortly after being brought to the city. Mr. Blunt was instantly Jellied. He was stnndlnn on the lower deck as ha intended making a landing a short distance above the place where the explosion occurred. Jerry Daly, the fireman, was in the fire hold of the boat when the accident occurred. The escaping: steam completely enveloped him, scarcely a por? tlon of his body escaping the scorching vapor. He died at the receiving hospital,at 12:45 this afternoon. Underneath the lower deck, where the deck-hands slept, groans and screams were terrible, for the unfortunate imprisoned men were receiving the full force of the steam as It came from the boilers. Eight of them were almost roasted alive. Those who were seriously Injured were unable to get out. ArmB and faces of these near the main entrance were frightfully scalded. Dominic!, who was on the lower deck, was U1UWH iniu llio nai'1 mm unu *? ashore after his back was horribly caldcd. Louis Brlzzolana, in company with Charles Magginl and wife, were standing near the pilot house on the texas decks. The force threw him to one side but not until he was badly burned about tho body. Mr. Magginni and his wife escaped without n scratch. About an hour after tho explosion the passenger steamer Dauntless, coming from San Francisco, hove in sight. She rendered immediate assistance, and nil tho wounded and uninjured wore t.*?ken aboard. A telephone mossnge was sent to this city and the steamer Clara Crow,with several physicians with medicine, etc., were sent to aid the Dauntless. Tho relief bo.it met the Dauntless a short distance down the river and the phyticlans were quickly taken on board. A terrlhle sight greeted them. Captain T>\ian was breathing his last Mrs. Henry was lying In the ladles* cabin and every effort wns made to rc1 ~l. \f? t ilano tossed on a bed In n Plato room. il|nnm nml SCrrwnn. 'On the lower deck the Injured employed of the boat were located. Moans and scream*, which could not be repressed, Issued from the bruised and blistered tnen. Everything possible was done to relieve their terrible agony. One of the remarknblo escapes Is that of Captain Henry Potvlne, who wan at the wheel of the Walker when the explosion occurred. The pilot house was torn away, but he waa not danferaualy injured,though aomewhat acalded about the lower lltnbs. At 8 o'clock laat night, the Walker ran Into a mud bank near Bern tela. Shortly after the steamer had been rotten off, Johh Yorke and hla wife, passengers, beard a noise which they supposed to be the escaping steam. No attention waa paid to it, however. What caused the explosion will probably never be known. The steam drum burst with terrible violence. It had epllt completely across, the upper portion and the whole sheet turned outward. The four walls of the engine room were demolished by the force of the explosion. The lower deck, hurricane deck and texaa deck were wrecked In the portion directly over the engine room. The direction of the flrtnar de brls was upward and outward toward the bow. If It bad been the other war the Ion of life would have been much greater. The forward doors and stairway were destroyed. An Immense concourse of people met the Walker, which was towed In at 11:3$ p. m. The property loss will not exceed i&OOO. SPAIN WILL ACCEPT The Offer of the United State* of ft0,000,. 000 for the Pbtllpploeet aod Sign the Treaty of Peeee Under Proteer. PARIS, Nov. 27.?Senor Montero RIM, president of the Spanish peace commission, Is Oils evening waiting for the reply from the Spanish government, and unless there Is some change In the situation before noon to-morrow, the reply will be an acceptance under protest of the American offer of $30,000,800 for the Philippines. Even up to a late hour this evening telegrams have been exchanged between the Spanish commissioners and Madrid: but all the Americans In position to speak with authority, are con vlnced that the foregoing outlines the Spanish reply. Senor Abarzuxa expressed the opinion this evening that there would be no break In the work of the commissions. < Marquis de Comollas who Is the largest Individual creditor of Spain and has been here from the outset In behalf of the numerous Important enterprises of which he is the head, also Indicated this evening that Spain had made up her mind to yield. He Is in very close touch with the Spanish commissioners. There Is no truth in the report cabled here from Washington that In the last American memorandum a demand for the Sulu group had been added to the previous American demand. The original American claim was u*on territory within lines longitudinally and latitudlnally defined. It embraced the so-called Sulu group. There has been no change since the first demand and according to the statement of one of the American commissioners, there will be no modification of it SpnttUh I ii at motion*. MADRID, Nov. 27.?The cabinet has agreed upon the Instructions to Senor Montero Rlos, president of the Spanish neacft commission, for to-morrow's Joint I session at Paris, at which the treaty will be signed. El Imparcial exhorts the government to refuse with dignity to indemnify American offers and to protest against America's appeal to force with respect to the Philippines. El Correo denies the reports that an insurrection has broken out in the Sulu islands. A red book dealing with the peace negotiations, is being prepared. There is a good deal of comment upon a dispatch from Gibraltar announcing the arrival there during this month of 180 new model cannon. THAT "OPEN DOOR" POLICY. The Phrase la of Limited Application?The Mailer liai Been Completely Jf lanudermood by the Foreign Newspaper*. WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.?Admlnistratlon officers do not expect that the 60-callcd "open door" policy will take an important position In the discussions of the coming session of Congress, but believe debate on this matter will wait on final disposition of the Philippines. A prominent official to-day- said: "The phrase 'open door* is of limited application, and has been used only with referenoe to the possessions of the European powers on the east coast of Asia. Originating In the treaty or 'open' port of China and Japan, the words have been extended to oover ports which Chi na has leased or surrendered to foreign powers. The phrase means that in such ports the alien government haa In fact imposed no discrimination* In tariff or navigation charges against imports or vcesels of other countries, hut has treated them on the same plane as Its own imports and its own vessels. In other words foreign powers holding Chinese ports by seizure or treaty have merely announced that they will keep open such ports In the same manner that China has opened certain free ports to the commerce of nations without discrimination or favor. The 'open door' policy haa been politically obligatory as the reverse policy would be In direct hostility to the purpose of civilised nations, steadily pursued for years and concurred in by China, of opening the Asiatic trade to commerce. "The phrase 'open door* has no pertinence to the western hemlRphere and no relevancy to the West Indies. The matter has been completely misunderstood by foreign newspapers.glvlng the phrase an application to this continent. The United States restricts trade between porta to American vessels, precisely as Ihe Dominion of Cahada restricts trade to British vessels between Canadian ports, under the British law any nation which electa to allow British vessels to engage In its coasting trade can obtain the prlvllego of entering the coasting trade of Canada. The United States hna never availed itself of this opportunity, holding that the privilege to he> granted is very much more valuable than the privilege to be obtained. "Tho restriction of trade between the United States and Porto Rico to American vessels Is based on the policy which tho United State.* has always followed under all administrations, a fact overlooked by (he European press. There Hrenis to be no disposition here to change this policy in this sphere, from the mere fact that by the possession of the Philippines tho United States must determine whether it will follow thf? 'open door' policy of other nations with possessions by eoisure or concession on tho east coast of Asia. 'Commercially the restriction of the trade between the United States and Porto Rico Is of relatively little moment a* the direct comI* um. .11 i>n.l la nhinrhml hi American and Canadian vefttell. The value of Porto Rico in as a fulcrum far the development of American commerce In the Weal Indies." 1 Governor Atkinson Will not call ' Special Election ' | TO ELECT THEIR SUCCESSORS - j B??l? ha haa mm Panic to da Sa-Tha DimocnuouMi sol thalrlharitana Saoataia ft Iha B?uaai llw wan "VUpllir Bteatad-tt ifpaui ?a M tha Uahaiy Maaa at Ika Bin?Ma Paluidaai M IM iha bthhMM lr I Oaaaatlag lUpaUiean Mambaaa a tha I Baaaa at DalafMaa-lrayiac va m Maaa j ? wniw ww wsu v mi *lM?. g | Special Dispatch to tha Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Nor. Vf i Tha rumor currant throughout tha stale \ that Governor Atkinson had decided <0 ?call a special election in the casaeot the two "war aenatora" and elect their mocessors. la denied by tha governor. Ha aye that he has no power to call nob .5 cleotlon. Chairman Dawson eaya that the Democrats have decided to steal the legislature. Said he: "Tha Democrats cannot seat their short term aena* tor*,because they were not legally elect- ., ed." The Sunday Herald of this city, aayil The Democrats have announced (hat they have the West Virginia legislature tooth and toe-nail. Testerday evening the party leaden made no secret ot their claims. The*: VM declare that they will elect Sana tot! Faulkner's suooesaor, let the Republicans ot the senate ear what they may. "We will throw every Republican out. of the house to carry our point," thefl say. "We have the house and we will -M see who goes to the senate." It was rumored that the governor had decided to call a special election tn the cases of the two "war senators" and ; have their successors chosen. This was a Democratic story. No confirmation of It was had at the governor's ofttoe. Th? S facts are the governor has no power to call such elections. There are no vacancies until the senators resign or the aenate declares that the members an not eligible to hold their seats. - :<ji The Democrats counted wrong when > they elected (?) senators to fill the places of these men. No special election was called?there were no vacanolea. consequently the Democrats figured " wrong, and they now see that their "bluff" at electing members will not go * and they have given up their plan. To < unseat Republican members of tha house Is now the scheme. Chairman ' Dawson, of the Republican state com- ; mlttee, said yesterday that he knew the uemocrai* naa resoivcu 10 steal mo ; legislature. :;? "TWs is their plan." said he. "I know It. The talk that the governor will call special elections la not true.. Ha has t > no authority to do so. The Democrat* cannot seat their 'short term" members, because they were not legally elected." "Can the Republicans elect on* ot tha senators who might succeed tha war J membera?" "I think aa We ought to have a new law governing the form of ballot in West Virginia. Our present ballot la II- J logical. Tou can almost tell an Ohio man bjr the war he work* his ballot In this state. We need a ballot Ilka that In Ohio. We should burn our ballots after . 1 they are counted and have no recounts." "Will there be any special legislation this winter?" V? "I think not We will do wdl to (at a United States senator. We may hava :y a hard time to get the necessary, appropriation bills through." palpable fbattd In Counting oat Repablteaa Ii4|klAttra Candidate for l>wl?-ffeh?tfp Dtitrlot* Special Dispatch to the Intelllf enoer. \ WESTON, W. Va.. Nov. ST.?The complete recount In Webster and Lewis leaves Dunnlngton, (Rep.), three votes , behind. A it range feature la that a Democratic count In Webster showed uniform gains for the Democrats and uniform * losses for the Republicans. In this county all gained. Another suspicious thing Is thai gains In Webster came, not from questionable or disputed ballots, but from thoss ; plainly marked, and which any board of commissioners would count At on* point. It Is said, that ten ballots wers found In the original count which bore no marks. They were not there at the ::i rcoount, but there were Democrat*! ' .s gains equal In number to theia blank ballots. ' Had Wreck oa Norfolk aad Wiatara. Special Dispatch to the Intelllgenoer. CHARLES TOWN, W. Va.. Nov. 87.? \j A special rrom iuversiae mis aitcrnoon. \ ays a bad freight wreck occurred on tbs ; Norfolk ? Western railroad near that place, which w?s caused by the train foiling through a bridge. Three of the T. crew were badly injured and the flremaa ; was killed. Trafllo Is blooked and It la not rfi likely to be roeumed for at least twenty- iS four hours. ' ^ Three K<tnm I-jwcli?<l lit BIlnlMlppl. MERIDIAN, Miss, Nov. 27.-ReporU $ have reachcd here that three negroes were lynched lost night, four miles west of Meridian. Newton county farmer! i were said to bo on the trail of others Implicated in an assault upon a whits man who came to Meridian on Friday from Newton county. A DlicirilllPil Kcporf. SHANGHAI, Nov. 27.?The report re- ".-j? colved hero yesterday that the British ' M Admiral had hoisted t<he Union Jack over f&m Ting-Hal, capital of the island of Chu.<*an, and over several other Islands, In '5a| the Chusan archipelago, in not credited. The British consulate ha* had no con- ' < Urination of the rumor, which probably $3| originated In mistaking the survey marks of the survey ship Water Wltoh for the Union Jack. UfiUlitr I'orteait for To.day. For West Virginia, warmer, with in- '4*8 creasing cloudiness and rain or *now Monday afternoon; noutheanf winds. v&M For Western Pennsylvania, increasing ' $ cloudlnews nml wanner Monday; rain or '''-A now Monday night; winds uhlfting to A fresh southooat. * For Ohio, warmer with rain or snow In $ the afternoon; fresh southeast winds. IhivhI Tttiiprraliirr, v The temperaturo yesterday as observed by C. Schnopf, druggist, corner Market x nnd Fourteenth slroet*. was as follows: .'g T a. m ?) 3 P. m M ^ 0 n. m ?I7j?. m Si J 12 ?! Weather?Clow, SATURDAY. 7 a. m Ml * p. m n 9 a. S4| 7 p. m & Li ?| V> outlier?tinow. _ j