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In the L'liitcd States Who Will be
Decline* to Intcrforo "With tlic Sentence
ol'tlio Court?Governor lloosevolt
See* no Difference in Proven
Munler on Account of Sex ? Tlio
Crime of Which Mrs. IMacc was
Cijiivicicil was one Peculiar DcJiboration
and Atrocity. 1
* 1
AM'ANV. X. Y., March 15.?Governor r
Roosevelt has refused to commute the j
sentence of Mrs, Martha Place, the L
Brooklyn murderess, and she will be
Hectrocutcd some day during the next l'
yeek Qt Sing Sing prison.
In his memorandum, announcing his
in>rl!si(in. Governor Roosevelt snvs:
"N'> more painful case can come before
a governor than nn appeal to nr- 1
rest tlii* course of Justice In order to
save a woman from capital punishment
when that woman's guilt has been 1
clearly established, and when there are '
no circumstances whatever to mitigate
the crime. If there were any reasona- !
lile doubt of the guilt; If there were any (
basis whatsoever for Interference with ]
the course of justice In this case, I
Fhould so interfere. Hut there la 110
ground for interference.
The accused was condemned as guilty
of murder In the first degree after a full
nn-) fair trial, although, as all know,,
n Jury In such a case is always reluctant
to give a verdict against a woman
If any Justification whatsoever exists
for withholding it. This verdict was
then reviewed at great length by the
court of appeals and was affirmed without
a dlssentlngvolce, though this court
always scrutinizes with the most jealous
care in such a case, desiring that
th?- benefit of every doubt Shu'uld be
given to the accused. I wrote to the
district attorney and to the Judge, who
tried the case, whether they thought
there was any ground for executive
clemency. They both answered that there
was none whatever, and that the case
was one of peculiar outrage.
"There Is no question of the woman's
guilt, and no question of her sanity.
All that remains is the question as to
whether I should be justified In Interfering
to save a murderess on the
ground of her sex. when no Justification
would exist to interfere. 011 behalf of a
murderer. -.
'This murder was one of peculiar tie- 1
liberation and atrocity. To Irfterfere
with th?? rnnr?f? nf th?? law in tlicnen
could be justified only on the ground
that never hereafter, under any clr'cum- !
stances, should capital punishment be
Inflicted upon any murderess, even
though the victim-was herself a woman,
and even though that victim's torture
preceded her death.
"There is but one course open to me. I
decline to interfere with the course of
the law."
A waiting Action of Others.
WASHINGTON, March 15.?It is said
at the state department that no selection
had yet been made of representatives
of the United States at the approaching
peace conference at The
Hague. The President is awaiting the
action of some of the Europ?an governments
to gather an idea of the number
of representatives who are exited to
attend from each nation invited u> the
conference. In addition to some delepates
chosen from among the American
ambassadors in Europe, the honor of in
part representing the United Stated
probably will be conferred upon some
distinguished American.
Wont Make Thcni Martyrs.
WASHINGTON. March 15.?In considering
what policy should be adopted
towards the Cuban military assembly,
the authorities have consulted Gonzales
Quesada, the Cuban representative,
who has advised that the assembly be
allowed to run its course withoutmojestatlon.
as he holds that it has no
strength outside of its own member- ,
nhip. and that any move to disband It <
would civo tho mombors an onnnrlnnltv ,
to appear as martyrs. This view has (
lifen accepted thus far and may con- ]
tlnue, although General Brooke being; \
on the ground, has considerable latitude
of action. <
ltaviving Camp Meade.
WASHINGTON, March 15.?The reestablishment
of Camp Meade, near ]
MMriletown, Pa., as a place for the t
muster out of volunteer troops Is goinj;
rapidly forward. An olllcer of the quar- j
termaster's department has been there
for rome time and is now putting the 1
camp in condition for the occupancy of 1
the troops. To-day Major Harry* E. !
Wlikins. chief commissary of .subsistence
at New York, was ordered to Camp j
Mead" to purchase and have on hand
supplies to feed the troops when they '
[each Camp Meade. The difllculty that 1
already been encountered in southern
ports has hastened matters at
Camp Meade.
Spain anil the Treaty. J
WASHINGTON, March 15.?Being
Without means of diplomatic communltatif.n
with the Spanish government,
f'ur own government is ofllcially unadv,!k
i us to what progress Is making in
Mn towards the ratification of the
I' ' treaty. Still it is disposed to give
lull credence to the report that the
'lUw-n |h being ursed to ratify the treaty
on t own rosponslblllty, and moreovth-y
believe that the queen Is likely t
J'i-l to these representations. The .
|ii ,,{ .Sagasta ministry Is ascribed
here to the course he pursued In 1
. ll iniR.tlnn ,.f tin. tt'oalv lh? I 1
lu-ncc It Is believed that his sue- I
r win avoid the same error. i
( Miild bo no Intervention. '
WASHINGTON, March 15.?At the j
>Vr, i, mhassy It Is said that no move
lias ii made to Induce the United
Pt.-ii' i; |r) |,f.rmit direct negotiations by
I'tln with the Philippine rebels for the (
" the Spanish prisoners. It Ik
1 I out that the term "Intervention
a Hi- French" Is erroneous, as there i
fould be no Intervention under any elr- I
' i:in"tM. All that the embassy will <
to 'ft as the channel foreommunl- 1
! ' :Spain's request that she be ulwvf.U
t0 ir,.ut Wjtj, tj1); rei)els. '
Distinguished Invalids.
^'ASIIJNfJTON, D. <\, March 15.?
^' n.ttr.r Jones, of Arkansas, had a quiet
Nflii. and his physicians say he Is pro- 1
,:r . : .i: steadily. J i
j'X-'Sovcrnor l?'letcher, of Missouri, Is tuu
in a critical condition with no I
natlKe fx(jiu yesterday* i
Ittacks 2,000 FI1 ipinos at Paslg am
Inflict# Heavy Loss Upon Tlicni, am
Takes Nearly 400 Prisoners?Ameri
can Loss Slight.
MANILA, March 15.-4:40 p. m.?Gen
>ral Lloyd Wheaton, commanding thUnited
States flying column, attackei
ind defeated a force of 2,000 Filipino:
it Paslg this afternoon, Inflicting i
leavy loss upon them. The Ainerlcai
os/s was alight. The Americans cap
lured 350 Filipinos. Many bodies o
rebels killed in the engagement an
loatlng down the river.
A Great Victory.
LONDON, March IG.-Thc Evenly
Vew? this afternoon publishes the fol
owing dispatch from Manila:
"General Wheaton has completely
outed the Filipinos, and has occuple<
?aslg, Taguig and Pateros. Severa
mndred of the enemy were killed, anc
is many were captured.
"General Otis says this Is the great
st victory since February 5. The Amer
cans will now press towards Aguln
ildo's headquarters."
rt'ith General Brooke ?Military As
Kcmbly Prevents a Duel.
HAVANA, March 15.?The junta pa:rIot!ca
dissolved last night after pass
ng resolutions of adherence to Gomez
It Is said on good authority that th<
seconds of Gen. Alejandra Itoderlgues
ihlef of staff of Gen. Gomez, and Col
litiroui Arangc, a mounted inspector o:
police, who was called a coward bj
Uodrlsues on Monday for clubbing t
tvoman, while dlsperslhg a portion o:
:he parade In Belascoaln street, urrang}d
a duel between the two principals
lo be l'ought with pistols to-day. bui
:he military assembly sent at notlllca:ion
to Gen. Rodriguez and Col. Arangc
last night,, forbidding the duel, whlci
ivas consequently declared off.
Gen. Gomez has decided to proceet
.vith the plans agreed upon for dlstrlbiting
the 53,000,000 to the Cuban troopj
m disbanding, as though the mllltarj
issembly did not exist. lie conferret
for two hours to-day with Governoi
SQneral Brook*} regarding details.
This afternoon's demonstration in faL*or
of Gomez?in which all the patriotc
clubs, with banners and bands, a?
veil aB many women and children toot
iart. was better organized than that ol
Monday, though not so ' spontaneous
Several thousand people paraded to the
^ulnta de loa Moinos, where Gen. Gonez
resides. He made his appearune*.
ind addressed them, and the processior
lid not return until after nightfall.
Piclccil tip ami Jjost by a British Sluj
in the Red Sen.
WASHINGTON, March 13.?Unite*
States Consul Cunningham, at Aden
\rabia, reports to the state departmeni
hat the commander of H. M. S. Brlsko
lad picked up but lost again a smali
Vmerlcan yacht or schooner, after towng
her about 1!00 or 250 miles in the
vestern part of the Bed sea. There
,vas afterwards rough weather and li
ivas believed to be possible that the
;acht had gone aground somewhere, a<
'he was much overdue. Her name was
mknown but the British ollicer said sht
lad aboard a man from New Yorli
mined Weaver.
The consul on February 22 received a
:auiegrain irom one I'crrun, at uoioiiv
)o, Ceylon, asking for news of th<
,'acht Norma.
NEW YORK. March l.~.?'The American
yacht referred to in the dispatch
from Washington undoubtedly Is the
)ld racing yacht Noma, designed by A
2a ry Smith in 18SS.
In October, 1S96 the Noma was fittec
nit for a cruise around the world, hei
jassengers having the intention of writng
up foreign countries and photo
;raphlng picturesque scenes. Mr. N
f. Weaver, a New trlander, engineer;d
the scheme, purchased the schoonei
md had her put in thorough conditio!
'or the trip.
R. A. Morris, a Nova Scotian, was
jiven charge of the Noma and she sail d
on her long voyage on November 2
S'JC. The party on board the Noma lr
uldltlon to Mr. N. J. Weaver, consisted
)f Mrs. C. C. Collins, of Greenboro, N
Dr. T. A. Worrall, of Northeast, Inliana:
A. G. Danforth. Jr., of St. I.ouls
do.: Harry I'. Tabor, of Buffalo, N. Y.
mil W. P. Newcome.
The Noma reachcd Fayal, Azores
Lbout March 18.
Notice to Dead Soldiers' Friends.
WASHINGTON, March 15.-The fol
owing notice was given to the press to
lay by Adjutant General Corbin:
"The secretary of war requests tha
ivere killed around Santiago, or whc
hive since died In Cuba, desiring tholi
-ernalns sent home, send their home ad
iressea to the quartermaster general
j. S. Army, Washington, D. C. The re
nalns upon arrival In this country wll
>e sent by express to the address given
)t her wise the remains will be Interrec
it Arlington."
Itcports not Credited.
WASHINGTON, March 15.?The re
ports of the likelihood of a renewal o
he trouble among the Indians at Leeel
Lake, Minnesota, arc not credited a
:he Indian bureau. Captain Mercer
)f that agency, In a letter received hen
i day of two ago, referred to the rumori
hat had been circulated, but said the]
ivere traceable to the whites and then
ivas no expectation of any disturbance
Pound the Hones.
CHICAGO, March 13.?August Becker
he sausage-maker, who confessei
ast night to having killed his wife am
oiled and burned her body, to-dnj
ook police ofllclals to the spot In hi:
I'ard where h?: had buried the charre<
emains. Two baskets of burned bonei
ivere found, and Dr. Dorsey to-nlgh
<lentinea a portion of th?:rn as a liutnai
ihouldor blade. A amull piece of tin
soman's dress was also found.
Hankers Association Mooting.
NB\\r YORK, March 15.?The cxecu
live council of the American Hankers
Association, mot to-day in this city
twenty-six mom bo rs attending Includ
Ing the president of the association
Jeo. 11. Kussell, president of the Mich
gan State Havings 13ank, of Detroit.
Cleveland, Ohio, was selected as tin
next mooting place of the association.
JiidK^ Onji's llniikmptcy.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 15.r
lid go "Walter C. Ong, of the oominoi
>leas court, to-day Hied a petition li
,'oluntary bankruptcy In the Unlte<
Hates circuit court, Ills liabilities an
)Iaced at $.'15,000. Assets aro given a
1 .
- Attitude of England Liable to b
Misunderstood in
1 Not at all Likely to Abandon lie
^ Policy ? Her Support of Italy 1
e China Only Inspired by a Desire t
Help an old and Trusted Ally ? .
Deadlock Appears to Exist so far c
? Foreign Concessions in Shanglu
arc Concerned ?A Cosmopolite
Extension Proposed.
1 "
I WASHINGTON, D. C., March 15.1
One of the highest ofllclals in the ail
ministration 1b authority for the state
. ment that there may be a decided mis
- understanding as to the attitude of 33nfc
land toward the "open door" policy 1
China, growing out of the San Mun al
fair. He saw no reason for the broa
. assumption based on this one inclder
. mined to abandon this Important pollcj
Her purpose in supporting Italy, fc
the reports received so far In Washing
ton Indicate that England Is lendln
i such support, he believed to be Inspire
t by a desire to help an old and truste
ally to a small fragment of Chinese sol
* without In any way committing herse
c to a recognition of the expediency of
- partition of China.
L There appears to be a deadlock exist
, ing so far a*, the foreign concessions I
Shanghai are concerned. The America
and British consuls combined were sui
! ported by their respective ministers 1
an energetic protest against an uttemr
\ on the part of the French representu
t tlves to extend the limits of the Frenc
concession to the detriment of th
I others.
As a compromise proposition, It wa
5 suggested that there be a cosmopollta
. extension, that the lands desired to b
I added to the foreign concessions be re
garded as common to all of them, bii
tl\ls was rejected by the French, an
. there the matter stands.
. Makes his Debut Before the Britis!
* Public In n Good Humored Speed
; at. the Banquet of the Associate*
i Chambers of Commerce.
LONDON, March 15. ? Joseph 11
Choate, the U. S. ambassador to th
Court of St. James, made his llrst pub
11c appearance in England at the ban
quet of the Associated Chamber
of Commerce of the United Klngdon
I which was held at the: Metropole Ho
tel this evening.
' There was a brilliant and distinguish
ed1 gathering, about 205 person? hav
ing been invited to meet the ambassa
I dor, Including the lord chief justice o
. England, Baron Russell, of Klllowen
L the Hon. Sir Henry Stafford Xorthcotc
the president of the association, th
! prime minister.- the Marquis of* rialis
. bury; the Karl of Jersey, the Earl o
? Dartmouth. Lord Reap, Rear Admira
' Lord Charles Beresford, the Ri'jht Hen
C. T. Ritchie, president of the board o
' trades; James R. Carter, second sec
) retary of the U. S. embassy and man;
members of parliament.
Mr. Choate- who, on arriving wn
^ welcomed by the chair and olllclals o
the association, sat In the place of bono
on the right of the chairman.
Rear Admiral Lord Charles Bercs
ford, who replied to- the toast to th
' navy, declined to be drawn into a dls
| cusslon of the Chinese situation. II
! concluded his speech by saying:
"The company is waiting to hear :
. distinguished guest, the new ambassa
, dor of the United States, whom ever;
man of the fore und aft in this countr;
' is delighted to see, but I cannot be seat
ed wlrtiout saying thai I took every op
| portunlty to see the fleet of America li
. both the Paclllc and Atlantic. I sav
j a very excellent fleet, not only in th
way the ships are built, but In renpec
i of general organization nnd prepared
. ness.
"I need not extol Us otlicers und men
[ They are of the same blood as our
1 selves and have proved what they couli
. do when called upon. 1 hope the tlm
will very shortly come when there wll
, be such an understanding between th
, two countries that If nnythlng occur
disagreeable to us or affecting ou
, honor and safety, these two fleets wll
be together. That wlH make for peace.
Vice-President Harper then submltte
th?? tOHHt flf "nitr CZ\\i*?tK " rniinlnd ? !?
. the names of Mr. Choate and Baroi
llusscll of Killowen. The toast wns re
celved with loud cheers, th-r compan
standing and shouting the name of Mi
L Choate, who was thrice cheered. Mi
, Choate, on rising to respond, receive
^ an ovation.
[ Mr. Cliontc'n Spcccli.
The United States ambassador bega
* Jokingly, protesting that he was over
" whelmed with cmbarresBment at bcln
called upon to respond In priority to th
: lord- chief Justice. He felt that whe
1 the Briton lion was about to roar, eve
the American eagle should hold hi
peace. He was delighted, he said, t
receive and accept the invitation to th
banquet, although he was not at liber
f ty to discuss British commerce. HI
j general instructions from his govern
ment were not to discuss ]K)Iltics, o
only at extraordinarily festal occasion
f (laughter). After a few words on th
" subject of commerce, which he charac
terlzed us truly "the mainstay of th
[ British empire," he concluded as fol
"I have folt, however, that I mlgli
properly avail myself of this flrst put
He occasion to express the appreclatlo
'? of my countrymen for the forbimranc*
1 good will and friendship manifested t
j them ho freely by the British peppb
It is true, gentlemen, that peace" be
T tween the United States and CJreji
* Britain Is the first Interest not only <
tnese two natlonu, but of the whol
L In expressing IiIh gratitude for th
11 conllal greetings h?? had received froi
11 all HortH and conditions, of men sine
his arrival In England, Air. Choutesald
"Everywhere 1 have been treated as
friend, and as the representative t
- your friends and brothers. In fact,
have actually discovered the open doo
open to hucIi nn extent as would satis
' fy even the yearning of the rear ad
- jnlral who has made the circle of til
. globe In search of It. I think I may sa;
- as a testimony to the good feelln
nought to b<! encouraged on our side <
2 the water that tin? VreHldent gave tl:
best llJustratJon of It when he said t
my letter of credence, that he relle
with confidence upon my constant en
- deavor during my stay In Great Urlt
. al to promote the Interest and prospfM
Ity of both nations." (Cheers and crle
1 of "Hravo.").
1 After another reference to the opc
u door, ami "enlarged sphero of luflueuc
t which a cordial brotherhood has opene
.up," the ambassador continued: VI be
' that you will not mistake my meaning
I do not believe, that although friends
we shall ever cease to be rivals. Ir
the future, as In the past, we on oui
side and you on yours will still press
$ every advantage that can fairly be taken;
but It shall be generous and loya
rivalry, and all questions, disputes ami
controversies arising shall be settled bj
peaceful means, by negotiations, by ar.
bltratlon, by any and every possible
[, means except war."
Referring to the Venezulean Imbroglio,
he observed: "You know that on oui
side of the water we love, occasionally
t to twist the lion's tall for the men
n sport of hearing him roar. (Laughter)
Well, that time he disappointed us. H<
o would not roar at all. He sat silent a?
the sphinx, and, by dint of mutua
' forbearance our sober second though'
is aiding your sober first thought, w<
avoided everything but a mere war oi
n Alluding to the "satisfactory dispelling
of the cloud between England and
Russia over the Nlu Chwang rallwaj
extension loan by means of peacefu1
_ diplomacy," Mr. Choate said: "That If
the kind of diplomacy which I, just enterlng
upon a diplomatic career, desire
very much to understand, for I air
fresh enouKh to believe that if these
two countries, laboring together foi
peace, unite their voices In demanding
n it, it is almost sure in every case
> (Cheers). I would like to quote mj
Oxnulrlnnf n.y.ln tha Innt 1
(J ?v.. w.v .MOV .. w.wa J
hoard Iiim Hay were that the United
u States to-day was on better terms with
- every nation of the earth than It had
even ben before. (Cheers).
,r "Now, I have little more to say ol
my own country. (Cries of "Go on.")
g Our Progress.
Jj "Our young republic has hard worto
| during the past century to subdue the
If continent and turn a wilderness into a
a smiling and wealthy garden. But thai
business Is now pretty well llnlshed,
"n and so last year your brother Jonathan
n started out to see the world. He donned
seven league boots, nay, seven hundred
u league boots, and planted his footstep*
)t on the Isles of the sea. And what gf_
gantlc strides he made?Hawaii, then
jj Manila, and another step, my Lord
e Charles, would have brought him to
Hong Kong. Well, our Interests and
a commerce differ only In degree, and It Is
n ?I won't say, as Lord Charles Berese
ford did, by putting fleets side by side?
but by a common purpose and a united
voice for us to command peace for the
(j mutual support of the comerce of the
After paying eloquent tributes to the
late Baron Herschell and to Rudyard
mutual support of the commerce of the
two countries.
I "Gentlemen, we are almost one people.
What I say is let our voice always be
II lifted together for the cause of human
1 progress and the advancement of civilization,
and my word for It. If that
r can always be followed, why then law.
' order, peace and freedom, which are
e the nurses of commerce the world over,
- will prevail, and the causc of humanity
- will be advanced." (Cheers).
Of Validity of Appropriation Act Regarding
State Printing.
- Special Dispatch to the Intelligences
f CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 13.?
Proceedings to test the validity of a
L! provision of the appropriation act refat
ing- to public printing, passed by-4h?
f recent state legislature, were instituted
1 in the supreme court to-day.
j In the application of John T. Johr.s
ton, public binder and stationer, and
y Albert G. Miller, public printer, alterH
native mandamuses were awarded to
f compel the state board of agriculture
r to have all its work done according to
the state contract. Under former acts
" the board of agriculture, as well as
. other state boards and institutions,
<- have had their contingent funds. The
present act makes the same provision,
and thus keeps away from the public
v printer and the public binder and ataY
tioner upwards of $10,000. The latter alleges
that the law requires all work
u done for the state which, they infer,
includes state Institutions, be given out
'* upon requisition by the superintendent
[ of printing, who Is the secretary of
state, and In order to teat the matter
i. they have brought the mandamus pro"
ceedings. The writs are made rcturn?
able Friday, March 17.
1 ?
Supreme Court.
s Spcclal Dispatch to the Intelliircncer.
r CHARLESTON, W. Va., March 15.?
I! The supreme court convened to-day in
j special session to hand down opinions.
h Thn p:i?p nf Htirrv vs. lUonns frnm
11 Taylor county, was docketed.
* In the case of Gaines vs. Keener,
P. from Taylor county, the appeal was dls*.
missed because the record had not been
ll prepared within the time allowed by
law (six months), and a new petition
was presented, to which an appeal was
n allowed.
~ H. P. Spurlock, of Wayne county, was
e granted a license to practice law In this
n state.
" Ivory C. Jordan, of Charleston, was
0 admitted to practice. Court adjourned
till to-morrow.
s Illg Damage Verdict.
Spccl.il Dispatch to tho Intellljjcncer.
* HUNTINGTON, W. Vo.. March 15.?
Martha Bragg was awarded a judgment
- before Judge Doollttle's court for 55,000
? against Wendell Stender, a wealthy
farmer, for attempted criminal assault,
it The case was hotly fought by the ablest
counsel in tho county. The Jury was
n out but twenty-five minutes before
0 reaching: an agreement. The plaintiff la
2. seventeen years old, and very pretty.
She Is an orphan, and had gone to make
,f her home at Stender's, where, she alio
leges, the attempted assault was made.
His Vine Kcinittcd.
u Spcclal Dispatch to tho Intolllccncor.
1: CHARLESTON, VS. Va., March 15.,l
Governor Atkinson to-day remitted n
'{ line of ?97 Imposed In the circuit court
r, ?>f Lincoln county on E. M. Chapman,
for Illicit selling of liquor. NChapnmn
Is a cripple, and unable to pay his line,
and It Is claimed has reformed.
$ Tho Cnpltol Annex,
ie Spcclal Dispatch to the Tntclllgencor,
a CHARLESTON, W. V?? March 15.?
^ Governor Atkinson to-day called ;i
1 meeting for next Tuesday of the board
- appointed by the legislature to select a
'*' site for the capltol annex. The probable
site Is the Young Men's Christian
a Association property, opposite the front
o entrance of the capltol, and eighteen
(1 feet of the adjoining property. The
g Whole will cost $13,L'50.
For the Employes of the City Gus
Plant Kecommcudcd
Ami Council and its Finance Committee
"Will now bo Culled Upon to
act on the ltccommemlafion ?A
Larger Appropriation for tlie Hoard
"Will be Neccssary if the Increased
Wages are Acted Upon Favorably.
The employes of the city gas board
havo long desired higher wages, and
their petitions to this end have not been
directly successful, hence they will
doubtless feel a sense of satisfaction. In
learning that the board at u meeting
last night recommended a substantial
Increase. The board expects to get the
council finance committee to provide for
this contingency.
Last night's meeting was attended
by the three members of the board:
President, K. Buckman, Dr. II. T.
Ford and Mr. Julius Pollock. In discussing
the Increase of wages asked for
by the board's employes, It was pointed
out that the board hadn't sufficient
revenue to grant the Increase, which '
I I WOlllfl nmmttlf trw r? /<Anul<1orf>KI<v anr?? I
for a year, and believing: the sentiment e
t of many members of council was In ;
favor of the men's request, a new scale ?
of wages was formulated and which *
. will be presented to the consideration ^
i of the finance committee, with the view
[ of this committee making allowance for j
I the wage advance In Its appropriation 3
t for the gas board. So the question Is ,
. practically referred to council. '
i The Increase recommended as fol- |
I lows: Firemen at the electric light t
i plant to $2 25 from $2; assistant firemen j
I from ?1 75 to J2. The laborers at electric h
i light plftnt, from $1 75 to $2. At the
gas works, the charters from $1 SO to c
$2 20, and the stokers and mud men s
I from $1 fiO to ?2 00. \
! The laborers at the electric llprht plant $
; work twelve hours a day as do some of I
the other employes. The gas board em
ployes number about 100 in the winter o
months, but as the days grow longer o
and1 less gas is consumed the numeb \
drops to sixty, and the force's smaller I
now than It was a month ago. t
Employed lo Defend the Alleged 1
; Green Goods man, Smith.
The alleged green goods artist, "John c
' Smith," whost arrest on the charge of
obtaining $.110 from Mike Agnic, che
North End saloonist, under false pretenses,
was noted yesterday, intends i!
, wriggling out of the toils If legal tal- v
ent can do It. Ills hearing was set for c
last nieht beforo Saulre HnhprfioKl. but ?i
it was continued until this afternoon. tl
Smith has engaged Mr. C. P. Flick to
defend him. and last r.lght Attorney a
James Richards, of New Philadelphia, tl
O., also appeared on the scene to render ^
- -assistance In the defense.-Mr. Richards
is said to be an expert criminal lawyer, s
and it is said also that Smith comes d
from New Philadelphia, where he was f,
engaged in running a miners' store until ?,
recently. Of course Smjth is an assumed
name for he refused to give his ^
own. He is of foreign birth and his dla- Q
lect smacks of Hungarian. K
Capt. Paul Riddle, of Renwood, last
night identified the prisoner as the man 1
who tried to induce him to buy a pack- n
age of counterfeit money. It was not S<
via the counterfeit route that Smith w
bilked Agnlc out of $310, but by ,
making other false representations.
Penitentiary Appoint incuts. n:
At a meeting of the state prison board n
at Moundsville yesterday, Charles M.
Via, of Monroe county, whom the
Democrats of the house of delegates
unseated at the late session of the legis- ?
lature, war, appointed a guard at the s
penitentiary. Miss Sophia Horn, of
Moundsville, was appointed a guard in \
the female department. 4
Lopez's Silly Talk. ^
NEW YORK, March 15.?Sixto Lo- ii
poz, the secretary of Agoncillo, representative
of Aguinaldo, leader of the
Filipinos, with Dr. Jose Lopada, a member
of the Filipino Junta, sailed for 0
Southampton to-dny on the American n
liner, St. Paul. They refused to discuss ^
national affairs within the Jurisdiction
of the United States, but said that they u
were sorry that "the Americans, who f
boast so much about freedom, are trying
to make our poor people slaves." n
"The Filipinos were lichtlnsr for lib- a
erty long before the United States came a
into existence," remarked Lopez, "and ri
they are not going to give up the battle a
because the taskmasters have been ^
changed from Spaniards to Americans. 0
Our cry is liberty or death." b
Castcllanos Stirs 'cm up.
MADRID, March 15.?An extraordinary
speech made by Gen. Castellanos, ^
tin; Spanish governor general of Cuba,
who was recently appointed captain 8
general of Madrid, to the soldiers dur- *
lng an inspection which he made (if the P
barracks yesterday, has caused Intense S
anger In military circles. t
The captain general said: "There is .
only one good thing in the army and it
Is the soldier himself. As to the olllcers,
If they are derelict in their duty,
1 am accustomed to send them to the
The oflleers have demanded that the
minister of war, Gen. Polavleja, take \
action in the matter. t
The German AmiylUlI. 11
BERLIN, March 15.?'The negotla- ?
tlonu to-day between the government c
and the leaders in the Reichstag have t
resulted In an agreement by which Dr. A
Lieber, tliu Centre leader, will Introduce
to-morrow, besides passing the
budget committee's report on the final
reading of the military bill, an addltlonnl
resolution providing that if. at *
the expiration of the military qulnquenate
(period of four years) It is found *
that the army cannot be maintained on
a satisfactory footing with the new T
peace offered, the latter would be increased.
It is generally believed that
this understanding will end the crisis.
A PiiiRrctf Movement.
DRTItOIT, Mich., March lo.-Rltweed H
Pomeroy, of Newark, N. J., has issued'a
call for n social and political conference
at Buffalo, June US to July 3. Governor
Filigree's name heads the list of j,
signers, which Includes nearly a him- u
died.prominent reformers. Some here
construe It as the beginning of a Pin
gree move for presidential nomination, li
Intlic British House of Commons on
liaising the Flash Point of Tctrolonin?The
Standard Oil Company
in it.
LONDON, March 15.?In the house of
commons to-day Mr. Harrold' James
.teckitt, Liberal member for the Brlgg
llvlslon of Lincolnshire, moved the secmd
reading of the bill raising the flash
lolnt of petroleum from 73 to 100. In
10 doing, he said. It would not add appreciably
to the cost, as a New York
irm hnd offered to supply a 100 flash
;.?olnt at only half a cent per gallon
lenrer than the present price.
Air. Henry Klmber, Conservative
nember for Wandsworth, moved tho
ejoctlon of the bill on the ground that
t was "veiled protection at tho expense
>f American oils," and Mr. Robert
jfant Webster, Conservative member
'or the east division of St. Pancras,
isked how the bill would be considered
n the United States, adding:: "Wo
lught not to injure a nation which la
>ecoming more and more friendly tovards
Jasper Tully, Irish Nationalist, memjer
for the south division of Leltrlm,
ailed the imported American oil "murlerer,"
and Mr. Alexander Ure, Liberal
nember of the west Llthlan division
?C Linlithgowshire, ridiculed the evilence
of Mr. Babcock, the Standard Oil
Company's director before the petrolelm
committee, and quoted advertisements
of the Standard Oil Company a9
earing out the contentions of the sup>orters
of the bill.
The parliamentary secretary of the
lotne olllce, Mr. Colllngs, said the govrnment
was preparing a bill which, it
vas hoped, would settle the question
ind carry out the recommendation of
he petroleum committee with the exception
of raising the flash point to 100.
Yhich recommendation was only adoptid
by the committee with a bare maorlty.
Mr. Colllngs aded that It was
asy to raise the flash point on paper,
jut the bill, If passed, would put 78
ter cent of the oil now used out of tho
narket. He disputed the assertion
hat Great Britain was made thedumpng
ground for oil which could not bo
ised In* America.
Continuing, Mr. Colllngs read foreign
Hlce reports showing that in many
l.h.?.-3 Liicxu y\<ia no ittw on ine suojeci,
vhlle In others the flush point was the
lame or lower than in Great Britain,
ie then said:
"All the petroleum we are speaking
if is safe with ordinary care and none
if it is safe without care. I question
vhether accidents are due to the low
lash point. But it would be ruinous
0 dislocate any trade to the extent of
S per cent, and I am convinced that the
>111. if passed, will sacrlfico the best
nterest of the working: people and tax
hem, not for the benefit of the country,
iut for the benefit of a clique which Is
esirous of creating a monopoly and inreasing
the price of oil."
An Order From Quay.
IIARRISBURG, Pa., March 15.?What
1 known as the Bruce charter bill,
hicli was designed to materially
hange the method of government of
lie city of Pittsburgh, was reported to
'ie house to-day from committee with
n adverse recommendation. This acion
kills the nttempr. to paps reform
?gislatIon for_Pittsburgh at this session.
At the time the bill was lntrouced
the statement was made that the
all owe rs of Senator Quay were pushig
It, with the design of embarrassing
lenator Flinn, the leader of the antluay
forces, who is also the head of tho
epublican machine in Pittsburgh. Tho
roposed law was found to also embariss
Senator Magee, who is supporting
enator Quay. It is said that an order
as received from Senator Quay, now
i Florida, directing his followers to
let Magee and Flinn alone," and the
teasure was accordingly killed in comilttee.
Quay Still St icks.
IIARKISDUKG, Fix.. March 15.?The
iixty-ninth ballot for United States
enator was taken to-day, and resulted
s follows: Quay. 94; Jenks, 7S; DalzelU
7; Huff, 5; Irvln, 4; Stewart, 7; Stone,
: Widener, 3; ltice, 2: Riter, 1 Grow, 1
Imith, 3: Tubbs, 2. Total, 221; necesary
to a choice. 111; paired or not voti
ig, 32; no election.
A Woman's Quarrel.
ST. LOUIS, March la.?The best meft
n tho force of Chief of Detectives Deslond
were engaged to-day in looking
or an unknown woman, who called at
he residence of Mrs. M. F. McVean, a
idow, and threw vitriol in the latter'a
ace, blinding her, and causing burns
hat may result fatally. Several weeks
go Mrs. McVean caused a sensation by
ppearing at police headquarters with
box of candy which she said she hat?
cceived through the mail. She charged
prominent young woman of this city
ithhavlngsent It because she was Jcal
lis of the attentions paid Mrs. McVcan
y a well known West End physician.
"Wants France to Intervene.
LONDON, March 15.?A special dls?
atch from Madrid says Premier Silvei,
in an interview just published there,
poke in favor of the Intervention of
'ranee for the purpose of obtaining:
ermlsslon from the United States?for
pain to resume direct negotiations for
lie release of the Spanish prisoners
eld by the Philippine rebels.
Off lor Omaha
CHICAGO, March 15.?The court of
nqulry investigating the beef controversy
held a short executive session
his afternoon and decided to leave toilght
for Omaha, where an Inspection
C the stock yards will he made. Then
he members will proceed to Kansas
"Ity. It Is the expectation of the court
o return to Chicago by Tuesday of next
vook, when the examination of \vltCS308
will bo proceeded with.
Movements of Steamships.
NEW YORK. March 15.?Arrived?
tohcmla, Hamburg.
ANTWEIU*. March 15. ? Arrived?
'rlesland, Now York.
NEW YORK, March 15.?Arrived?
'outonlc, Liverpool.
Weather Forecast lor To-tlay.
For West Virginia, fair; west to north
For Western Pennsylvania: fair; colder
i southern portion; brisk to high north esterly
l-'or Ohio, fair; brisk to hlph northwestrly
winds. . ,
Loral Temperature.
The temperature yf^tenlny as observed
y C. Sohnepf, dru&Klst, oorncr Market
tul Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
' '? >'? M I T. p. m
1 a. in r?S 7 p. 6i)
CI 1 Weather?Chang'lo.

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