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"Volume xlyii~n umber isa wheeling, w. ta., phidat, march 31,1899. price two cents.{^sst
MALOLOS ENTERED i
l!y General MacArthur at 9:30 1
"This Morning." 1
the rebels burn the city
i
And no"' 'll l ull Retreat Toward
the North.
aguinaldo and cabinet i
- I
Hot ired There two Days Ago ? Insur* gents
Made but Slight llcsistuuce
at Mulolos?General Hall's Brlg? J
?de had Quite a Severo Engage* t
ment Beyond Mnrlqulnn ? Our
Casualties Said to Number Twenty ?
United States Troops Suitor From 1
Filipino Sharpshooters.
WASHINGTON, March 31.?The war
department at 1:30 this morning made
public.the following dispatch from Gen.
Otis:
MANILA, March 31.
'Adjutant General, Washington.
MacArthur captured Malolos at 10:15
this morning. Enemy retired after
Blight resistance and firing city. Particulars
later. General Hall had Quite
Eevere engagement beyond Marlqulna;
casualties twenty. Enemy driven back.
(Signed) OTIS.
MANILA, March 31. noon.?Malor
General MacArthur entered Malolos, the
Ieeat of the so-called insurgent government
at half past nine o'clock this
morning, the rebels burning the city,
and simultaneously evacuating it.
They are now in full retreat toward
the north, where Agulnaldo and the
cabir?et have been for two days.
The Americans finally drove the Filipinos
back. Although there were three
lines of strong entrenchments along
the track, the enemy made scarcely
any defense there. General MacArthur
and his staff were walking on the
track abreast of the line, with everything
quiet, when suddenly they recclveil
a shower of bullets from sharpshooters
In trees and on house tops, but
these were speedily dislodged.. .
The enemy's loss was apparently
small, the jungle affording them such jj
protection that the Americans were un- t
able to see them, and in tiring were t
guided only by the sound of the Filipino
shots. The American artillery was
handicapped"for the same reason.
The United States troops rested last
night in the jungle about a mile and a
quarter from Malolos. The day's ad- *
vance began at 2 o'clock and covered a
distance of about two and a half miles
beyond the Gulguln to river along the
railroad. The bnint of the battle was
on the right of the track where the enemy
was apparently concentrated.
The First Nebraska, First South Dakota
and Tenth Pennsylvania regiments
encountered them entrenched on the
border of the woods and the Americans
advancing across the open, suffered a
terrible fire for half an hour. Four
men of the Nebraska were killed and
I thirty were wounded. Several'men of
the Dakota regiment were wounded,and
one of the Pennsylvania men was killed.
RED CROSS WORK
In the Philippines?Terrible Scenes
v?n i ? ?: iJwimTiiciu.i?i'iir- t
l?K Deeds of Our Soldier*?They n
Fouglit Like Tigers. c
WASHINGTON*. March 30.?The following
extracts are furnished from a
report Juut received by the lied Cross *
from Mr. F. A. Wake, of California, Jn
charge of the Red Cross work at Ma- \
nlla, dated February 15. It says:
"Just one week ago to-day did the r
fighting actually commence, and the 1
past week has brought about changes J
little dreamed/ of. The Insurgents 1
have been pushed back on all sides, un- 1
til our circle and outposts have ad- c
vanced in all directions as much as
twelve miles. Our boys fought like tl- J
gers and made such a name for them- J
selves for bravery, endurance and strict 1
discipline as will be handed down to 1
posterity for ages to come. With the *
thirty-three wounded last night at Mai- 1
ahay, it brings our total dead and 1
wounded up to date a trllle under two t
hundred. I never saw such execution 1
In my llfo, and hope never to see such ?
sights as met me on nil sides as our
little corps passed over the Held, dress- r
Ing wounded?legs and arms nearly de- i
mollshed, total decapitation, horrible '
wounds In chests and abdomen, show- t
ing the determination of our soldiers to .i
kill every native In sight. The Flllpln- t
os did stand their ground heroically, f
contesting every inch, but proved themselves
unable to stand the deadly lire
of our well trained and eager boys In
blue. I counted 71) dead natives In one ]
small field, and learn on the other side
of the river their bodies were stacked
up for breastworks. The blockhouses
11 lied with natives were stubbornly held f
and oniy taken after u buyonat charge.
Here is where we had so many wounded.
You see, they seek shelter behind r
the densely wooded localities, while we ]
must advance in the nnon. nml miinv .
times only guess at their location.
"I witnessed many deeds of daring of
individual soldiers und officers, defying
death under a perfect shower of bullets.
This kind of lighting and pushing forward
has completely paralyzed the natives,
as the Spnnlnh would simply
make a short sortie, and return for a
siesta-or smoke, wait for another week
or month, and repeat. A Spanish officer
surveying the Hold, made the remark
that the Americans had no etiquette
In warfare, not allowing the
troops to stop for a rest after an attack.
This rush Is putting the fear of
(Jod in the natives, and I think when
Agulnaldo's headquarters Is nttacked,
they will cry enough and surrender."
"Our surgepn (Dr. Young, Utah),
while actually dressing a wounded man
en the Meld was entrapped and throat
"it from ear to ear, lingers cut off and
otherwise most cruelly slaughtered,
rhowlng the treachery of the natives
ami titter disregard for Red Cross attaches.
I gave my arm badge to a. surgeon
and trusted to luck. The girl
| nursca? God bless them, worked like
aeavers and won well merited praise
'rom their Individual .surgeon and gen;ral
thanks from Major Crosby. They
vorked up to one and two every mowing,
with a sea of blood In the operating
oom, amid most sickening sights that
vould make many a man winch, then
ifter operations dressing wounds, and
ill without a word as to being tired.
THE RAM'S CRUSE.
\t tl*o Azores on He? Way Home.
Paid Distinguished Honors nt Every
Port?Flr?t of Bewoy's Fighters to
Return.
FAYAL, Azores, March 30.?'Thp Unled
States cruiser Raleigh, Captain Joseph
B. Coghlan, from Manila on Decern>er
15, is coaling here, will coal at Bernuda
on April 8, and expects to reach
"Tew York on April 15.
The Raleigh has been having stormy
veather on the Atlantic, but has been
jehavlng splendidly and proves to be a
;ood Bea boat. All |tre well on board.
This Is the first of Admiral Dewey's
iquadron of warships to be bound for
lome. She has on board a number of
nen who belonged to the crew of
lagshlp Olympla.
Many changes in the personnel of the
rtalelgh have been necessitated since the
>attie of Manila, She participated In all
he movements about >tne Philippine \sand
In the battle of Manila bay, the
;apture of the Corregldor forts, the
:apture of the gunboat Callao, the bom>ardment
and capture of Sublg and the
wmbarument of Malate forts, forcing
he surrender of Manila.
After leaving Manila on DecemberlS,
he Raleigh stopped at Singapore, Colimbo,
Bombay; Aden, Port Said, Alextndvla,
Malta, Algiers and Gibraltar. In
ill the British colonies the officials o!
he British army and navy and the clvllan
population gaVe the American
varuhlp an enthusiastic welcome, ehowng
her ofllcera and crew every form of
lourtesy. Dinners with American deciratlons
and American national music
vere given -to Captain Coghlan and his
jfllcers everywhere, In marked dilTer!??ce
to the reception of the Raleigh on
ler outward passage two years ago.
jovernors, generals and admirals and
>ther high officials all wished to .visit
md inspect the ship.
The Raleigh still has her war paint
>n.
At Singapore she met a Spanish trans)ort
having on board- troops and sailors
'roin Manila. Although Hying a warhip's
pennant, the Spanish ship lowered
her colore and permission was
rrar.-tod to the Spaniards to visit the
taleigh. where they fraternized with
he American sailors who gave them
nuch needed food and clothing. Miuiy
if the Spaniards showed the Americans
vounds Inflicted upon them oy the
ihells of the American rfeet.
At Gibraltar, the crew of the Raleigh
iaw the Spanish fleet commanded by
\dmirnl Cam am. It consisted of six
hips and was anchored across Albert
as bay. The Spanish fleet and the
talcigli Railed at the pamo hour and
>assed close to each other. The Raleigh
tolsted the Spanish Hag and saluted It.
?he salute was promptly returned by
he Spanish admiral from Ills flagship,
he Emperador Carlos V.
The Raleigh, In two years has cruised
IC.OOO knots.
DISGUSTING ACTION
)f Cuban Assembly?Brooke "Will
Send $3,000,000 Back if Army
Rolls are not Given Up?A Disheartened
Patriot.
HAVANA, March 30.?Governor General
Brooke has almost made up his
nlnd to send the 53,000,000 back to the
Jnited States If the Cuban military aslembly
does not give up the army rolls.
"You may as well do so and not triile
nuch longer." said Secretary Alger,
ivnei; uiHcuasuig me manor two days
igo In conference with General Brooke
tnd General Gomez. The latter mid
hat such a course would serve the aslembly
right.
Anyway, the Impression Is spreading
hat the governor general may return
he money to Washington, and It Is
itlrrlng up fresh feeling against the aslembly.
General Ernst called upon the
?uban general Rafael Portuondo, chairnan
of the executive committee of the
.'uban assembly three days ago, and
isked for the rolls. "Do you come from
Jeneral Brooke?" asked Portuondo.
"Yes," replied General Ernst.
"Officially or unofficially?"
"I come unofficially,'* answered the
Vmorlcan officer.
"Then I cannot give them up," retortid
Portuondo. ' can only do so on official
recognition."
A tile of United States troops would
>robably bo sent to take tho rolls If the
nllltary administration knew exactly
vhere they were, but there Is a feeling
hat a mistake might be made and the
idmlnlstratlon placed In the light of
ivor anxiety and possibly be laughed at.
In the course of a conversation with
in old friend from San Domingo to-day,
3eneral Gomez said: "I am ready to go
jome. I am tired of this Jangle with
he assembly. .1 have learned somohlng
about this people which I did not
enow before. They are an ungrateful
)eople. They do not appreciate what
he United Stntos government Is doing
or them?a service in which I am asilstlng.
"These assembly commissioners have
un off again to the United States to bog
or money, while I, who have a wife In
>an Domingo, have not money enough
0 bring her here. But there I do have
1 house, and might be sure of enough
o live on. I am old and tired, and I
eel like going back."
TOO MANY HOLIDAYS
!? Cuba for the People to Keep all of
Them.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, March 30.?In
'ormer years under the Spanish regime
he Interval from 10 o'clock on the
nornlng of Holy Thursday until Easter
Monday was invariably a government
joliday. It was treated likewise by the
alhvays, which ceased to run trains
luring that period. Tho Htnrr>? ni?o
vere cloned, business generally was suspended
and no music of any kind was
permitted from Holy Thursday morning
intll Sunday.
This year there was a general suspenilon
of business, and the railway lines
vill not be In operation. To-morrow
he cable offices will close at noon, not
o reopen until the next day.
Senor Bacardi, the mayor, has reluestcd,
however, that there be no fornal
designation of a civil holiday this
/ear on the ground, as he somewhat
mmorously puts It, that if the people
)f Santiago keep nil the Spanish,Amerl?nn
and Cuban religious and seculur
lolldays they will only work about
hreo days a week. Ah a result of this
lUggestlon, this civil employes have
?een notified that If they quit work they
vlll not be allowed to return. Probably
lmny will lose their employment by
llsregardlng the warning but there aro
is many others ready to (111 their posllons.
CRISIS IN SAMOA
Is Engaging Attention of Officials
mill Diplomats.
SOME EARNEST CONFERENCES
At White House Between the President,
Secretary Hay, the British
Ambassador ami the German Representative?It
is not Believed That
' International Complications "Will
JDnsuc?American Government so
far Has Kcocived no Ofllcial Ileport
of the Bombardment.
WASHINGTON, D. C,.March 30.-The
serious condition of affairs in Samoa
engaged the attention of olllclals
throughout to-day and there were conferences
at the white house between the
President and Secretary Ilay and at the
state department between the secretary
and British ambassador and Baron
Shecfc Von Sternberg, first secretary of
the German embassy. But out of It all
not a word of additional information
was contributed from any official
source. The only authoritative- statement
came from the navy department,
Hiving- a oner uispatcn. irom Admiral
Kautz. This threw ho light: on the latest
outbreak and owing to a tangle of
dates It served, only to further involve
the official mystery. In. view of the
fact that J he fighting was widespread
anil long continued, and that the foreign
offices at London and Berlin had
been officially advised of the affair, it
was regarded as somewhat strange
that the state and navy departments
should be entirely without information
of a bombardment by an American admiral.
Up to the close of office hours It was
stated that nothing had come from any
of our representatives in Samoa*dealing
with the outbreak of hostilities. The
calls of Sir Julian Pauncefote and Baron
Sternberg were mainly for information,
for at neither of the embassies
had there been a report of the occurrence
or Instructions up to the time ot
the calls.
8AM0AN CRISIS
Engaging tlu; Attention of Official
and Diplomatic Circles?Present
Outbreak not an Overt Act Against
Germany.
"WASHINGTON, D. C..March SO.?The
Snmoan crisis divided attention with
the fighting about Manila in nil official
quarters to-day. At the foreign embassies
where this has been a. subject of
consideration of late, considerable anxiety
was shown lest the affair should
assume a grave international aspect.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador,
went to the state department
at 11 o'clock accompanied by his seere
.>n. r.iuuu, una conierreu with
Secretary Hoy. As this was the regular
diplomatic day, little significance
would have attached to the call under
ordinaryclrcumstances, but with British
and American warships co-operating in
a bombardment more than usual interest
attached to the call. There is no
doubt that the serious developments in
Samoa were discussed. While there
may be u d.-.irth of official information,
at the sain-.- Hint' the uctual events
carry out what has been anticipated and
give a busl? for intelligently considering
the further joint action of the two
governments in the complete settlement
of the entire Samoan trouble. Both nations
are acting in complete accord, not
only as to the general solution of the
Samoan problem, but in particular with
reference, to the force exerted by the
British and American naval commanders.
As to theGeruian attitude It Is stated
positively in a quarter thoroughly fumlllur
with German official sentiment
that the outbreak now reported can
under no circumstances be construed au
an overt act against Germany nor as a
casus belli. This Is from such a source
that it largely removes the possibility
of international complications. As an
evidence of the conciliatory sentiment d
the German government, it was said today
that the note delivered to the state
department last week urged In. behalf
of the German government that the
good' relations existing between two
such nations as the United States and
Germany would not be interrupted by a
matter of such comparative unimportance
as an ofllclal dispute in Samoa. It
is said that the German government
probubly would hnve accepted Admiral
Kant/, as :i tort of umpire, taking hll
decision as final, but that the objection,
quite forcibly expressed to the stats
department, was the manner of his going
to Samoa while friendly exchange)!
Wtire going on without notice to Germany.
The German ambassador lias received
no advices and no instruction relative
to the reported bombardment and there
It* no evidence thus fur that Germany
will protest or assume u belligerent
tone.
From the German standpoint, the
most serious aspect Is that the bombardment
will excite public feeling on
both sides of the water, leading <o popular
outbursts, which will overcome the
efforts to secure a settlement.
One of the latest propositions toward
a settlement Is that three commission
ery be appointed, one from each country,
to meet In Sutnoa and Bit as a court
In settlement of tho dUIlcultf.
GERMANY SURPRISED
At News From Sumon-No OHllcial Information
on tho Snbjcct.
BERLIN, March 30.?The German
government was taken wholly by surprise
with the news from Samoa. The
Imperial chancellor, Prince Ilohenlohe,
la spending his birthday, which occurs
<o?morrow, at Baden Baden, and the
minister of foreign ffalarn, Baron Von
Buelow, Is enjoying a fortnight's vacation
in Holsteln. Uut a well-informed
individual eays the government here la
skeptical as to Admiral Kautz's instructions.
He adds that the instructions
for a bombardment were based on the
British and American claims that Matnafa
was contravening the Srwioun
act. But the informant points out, the
contravention was not specified and
the Rovernment presumes that if the
net was really Infringed ilerr Boso, the
German consul would also have protested,
as his government had instructed
him to strictly conform, to the act.
The assertion that Jlerr Rose pro- (
tested against the deposition ?>f the
provisional government is doubted here,
as It Is claimed Hcrr Bose was Instruct- 1
ed not to Identify, liimself with IMutaafa
rnore closely than tho representative ol
the other powers. There la considerable
curiosity In this city as to the effect .the
outbreak will have upon the attitude ol
the United States and Great Britain, but
the view remains that flnal settlemenl
will be In no way changed by the outbreak
of hostilities, but must be arranged
by the Joint action of the three
cabinets.
The Beml-ofllcial post comment!
calmly upon the new situation and sayt
that Germany will remain neutral.
The National Zeltung to-dat" commenting
upon tho Samoan situation
say a:
"While It appears that the Amerlcar.
and British representatives thought the
Mataafans were contravening the
treaty, the meeting held on the Philadelphia
had no Jurisdiction because the
unanimous approval of the three consuls
Is necessary to make their decision
legal."
The National Zeltung adds that further
Information Is necessary In ordei
to show where the Americans and British
had sufficient reason for resorting tc
armed Intervention, and concludes with
remarking:
"Thus far the only reason appears tc
have been destruction and anarchy."
INsS OF RftlVFNA IFF
Boilers (lid not. Explode, but the Boat
Struck un Obstruction and Sank.
Conflicting- Reports as to Loss ol
Lite.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 30.-Deflnlte
Information was received at the general
ofllces of the Lee line to-day regarding
the disaster to the steamer Rowena Lee
at Tyler, Mo., yesterday afternoon,
Two lives are known to have been lost
and one man is missing.
The dead?Mrs. Chambers, of Caruthersvllle,
Mo.; unknown negro woman.
The missing?George C. Keuchler.mall
clerk.
General Manager Robert E. Lee, of
the Lee line, received the story of the
wreck by telephone from his traveling
freight agent, H. C. Lewis. Mr. Lewis
was on the Lee when she went down.
He telephoned that the boat left Tyler
at A o'clock and in backing out from the
landing to reach the middle of the channel
struck some hidden obstruction, the
nature of which was not known. She
began to sink immediately. The pilot
changed the course of the boat and
started back to the landing, but before
It was reached the Lee had settled down
In thirty-live feet of water. All the
passengers and crew were saved except
those whose names have been given.
The Kowena Lee Is a total loss. She
cost $40,000 In 181)3 and was Insured foi
SI') .000. with the Louisville Under
writers.
The passengers and crew were picked
up by the steamer Ora Lee. which was
turned back with all speed from TIptonville.
Another version of the sinking of the
Howena Lee reached here late to-night
from CaruthersvJIIe, via Campbell, Mo.,
and increases the casualty list to five.
The new details and list of names follow:
Mrs. Edna Chamberlain, passenger,
CaruthersvJIIe; George Keuchler,
mall clerk, Memphis; unknown chambermaid.
two negro roustabouts.
The boat was heavily loaded with
cotton and railroad Iron; had made the
landing and was getting under way
again when the wind caught her and
bie\v lit*? on the bank stent first:- It I?
supposed the vessel struck a projecting
log, tearing a hole In her hull. She began
to sink Immediately and was under
water in two minutes. The passengers
and crew jumped. Some were picked
up by skiffs or swam ashore. Mrs,
Chamberlain jumped on the river side
and was never seen afterwards.
The Ora Lee urrlved soon after and
took aboard the crew and passengers.
BI-I-F INQUIRY.
Two "Witnesses Denounce Canned
lloast 15eel"as Utterly VselcsK.
WASHINGTON, March P.O.?There
were two 9riginal witnesses before the
army beef Inquiry court to-day ami two
former witnesses were recalled. Lieutenant
Gampfer, who was commissary
of subsistence at Lakeland. Fla., and
Major Creighton Webb, who was on
General Lawton's stall In Cuba, testlfled
for the lirst time. Colonel Woodruff,
of the commissary department,and
Mr. Morehouse, the Tampa agent for
Armour & Co.. who superintended the
supply of fresh beef to the troops at
Lakeland, were those recalled.
Major Webb's testimony dealt almost
entirely with the canned roast beef,
which he denounced as useless as an
article of war. Lieutenant Gampfer
said that a representative of the Armours
whom he took to be Mr. Morehouse,
had told him that chemicals were
used to preserve the beef. This Mr.
Morehouse, when recalled, denied.
To-morrow sonic of the medical officers
who served in the Cuban campaign
would be examined.
Americans not in Danger.
WASHINGTON, March .10.?Secretary
Hay to-day received the following:
GUATEMALA CITY.
Guatemala, March GO.
Tp Hay, Secretary, Washington.
Advised by president of Honduras and
others Americans not condemned to
death or in peril there. The death penalty
does not exist.
(Signed) BEAUPRE.
The dispatch is from the United Slates
consul and relates to reports that Amer
leans wer to suiter death in Honduras.
Pardoned by President.
WASHINGTON,March 30.?The PrcnIdcnt
has pardoned Oscar Dawson, who
was convicted in 1S90, and sentenced to
live years for robbing the postofllce at
Salem, W. Va. The prisoner is in the
last stages of consumption and It Is
solely on this account that executive
clemency Is granted.
Head-on Collision.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 30.?Two passenger
trains on the belt line, one from
Apriugueiu, jiis., uuu ihu uinur irom
this city, collided head on at Hnyncs,
seven miles above Alton. Ills., to-day.
Dr. E. W. Porter, of Jersey vllle, Ills.,
and a bapKageman were fatally Injured
and several passengers are hurt. The
engineers and ilremcn of both trains
saw that a collision was Inevitable and
Jumped. They escaped without a
scratch. Engineer Kearns, of the north
bound train said the air brakes failed to
work. The two trains met with terrific
force, hurling the passengers Into heaps
and smashing the cars which were piled
up. ^
Sues the Zclt iters.
BOWLING GREEN", O., March 30.?
Mrs. E. II. Wontenhaver, whose husband
was killed on Saturday last by
John and I'aul Zeltner, to-day filed stilt
against them for $10,000 damages on account
of the death of her husband. She
has attached the farm of the brother*.
The shcjifT to-day went to the Zeltners
homestead and accurcd ammunition
enough to stock a small ursenaU
0 MORE INIQUITY
t
' Coming out In Pennsylvania 1
Bribery Investigation
v
! SEVERAL DISTINCT OFFERS J
o
Mado Representatives to Voto for g
1 Quay for Senator? One Witness t
, Refuses to Give tho Namo of the j,
Party -\vl?o Approached him Cor- h
ruptly, and is Given Until tho Next ^
1 Meeting at the Committee to Din- r
close the Name, "With tho Alterna
five of Arrest for Contempt if he "V
i Persists in his Refusal. v
_ c
' HARRISBURQ, Pa., March 30.?The t
bribery committee met again at 'J ?
o'clock this morning to take testimony
Into the charges of alleged bribery in
connection with the United States sen- ^
??v? iiiu .vii^uncu jury uui in L
the house. p
Mr. Thompson? of "Wayne, was close- ft
ly questioned concerning: his colleague, ?
Norton, who testified yesterday that he u
| had been offered $1,000 by Robert Evans,
of Philadelphia, for his vote on the v
1 McCarrell bill. He said Norton told ^
him he would have to give evidence
against Evans. Representative Pratt,
of Chester, eald Representative Herscli, <of
Montgomery, told him he was offered
$o0 to vote in the negative on the mo- s
tlon to adjourn the house to prevent a
reconsideration of the bill. After the
, investigation commenced Mr. Hersch a
told the witness that he thought the of- ^
fer was only a Joke. ?
Mr. Towler, of Forest, eald a member t)
i told him he had been Indirectly ap- ti
proached to change his vote from Quay ^
to another. This member has not testltied,
und Mr. Towler preferred not to f;
divulge his name until after he has glv
en his testimony. Is
Representative Hell, of Northampton,
' was recalled and testified that Parker fJ
Tlltks, of Easton, visited him at his
home and told him he was there to do ^
: business, paying there was "two apiece"
' for signers to the Spatz agreement. a
Hell refused to sign the paper, saying CJ
he was elected as a Democrat and C(
wmtlfl V.ifn oo n t"? 'r>. .
. v.v ??.? ?a vi.-iiiui.iai.. tuua ioiu
1 htm h? ought to* vote for Quay, and
asked Hell to advise him when Junks S;
was "out of It." Titus requested Heil
1 not to say anything about the alleged R
: offer.
A Straijjlit-Out Oflor.
Representative Wilson, of Westmore- ^
land, said that at the beginning of the n
senatorial fight a friend of his came to 4:
him and said If he wished to change M
, his position there might be something
in it. Mr. Wilson replied that, he was p
, voting with the anti-Quay Republicans r<
i on the senatorship, and would continue ^
to do so. Thfs transaction occurred a
first at Mr. Wilson's home at Greens- ui
( buvg, and afterward at Harrleburg. The L
parly said- that if Wilson -thought of
changing his vote, arrangements could al
be made whereby he could get $5,000, ai
$">00 of which was to be paid atonce, and
the balance after he voted. Mr. Wilson
replied that he would not change his Si
vote and the conversation, ended. He
said that the party was a personal ?
friend and asked that he be- shown the
courtesy of not being required to fur- Vl
nish the name. T
The committee decided to allow Mr. fr
Wilson until the next meeting to dls- ai
vj o iiumu. ji utr reiuscHi IJ
thou he wouUl be placed In the cus- te
tody of the s<?rgeant-at-arms for con- Ji
tempt. bi
Mr. Yates, of Philadelphia, was call- Si
od and asked' if he had said to Michael u<
J. Costello that he had been promised H
the nomination for magistrate by Sen- Ci
ator David Martin to change his vote hi
from Senator Quay. Ti
"Most emphatically no." Mr. Yates
replied. "I never dtacutised the McCarrell
bill or the senatorshlp with Costel- Si
lo."
Mr. Crittenden, of Potter, testified *
that the day before the nomination of
Senator Quay he was taken to the s*
Lochiel hotel by Newton Peck and in- r-{
trodueed to ex-Senator Andrews and
Senator Merrick. Prom there they
went to the Commonwealth Hotel, r
where he was introduced to Mr. Van *n
Yalkenbiirg. Mr. Crittenden said Mr. d?
Van Valkenburg took him into a room sli
and eald to him: "Have you not a
couple of bills from Potter county In
which you are much Interested?" Sr
Could Help Him.
He also enld, Crittenden added, "that ^c
Senator Quay was under Indictment se
and that if he did not go Into the sena- hI
torlal caucus 'we' are In shape to be of ^
some good to you." i?
"V,H, M.1
C v.tvtcu mijumiH ?>y .Mr. J)r
Van Valkenburg?" w
"No, sir."
"Did you go Into tho caucus?"
"Yes, sir. I voted for Senator Quay, _
and havQ since been voting for him." r
"Did you understand this offer to you ]
to be an Inducement to change your th
vote?" fr(
"I did not.
"Is Mr. Van Valkenburg opposing f
your legislation?" L?'
"I think he Is."
"What Information have you that Mr. "*
Van Valkenburg Ih opposing your leg- .
islatlon?" 01
"Because some of the members who
agreed to support my bills are not doing
so."
"When you told Mr. Van Valken- fr<
burg that you were going to vote fop sl(
Mr. Quay did he ask you to change your ...
vote?" NN
"He did not. He simply said 'we* are e[*
In a position to help along on your .
bills." J.?
Mr. Van Valkenburg asked that he be JJ?
allowed to testify, and the committee
agreed to hear him next Tuesday afternoon.
,n?
tug committee adjourned until next
Tuesday afternoon when ox-Cohrtcssman
Kulp will he present to answer the
charges of Representative Francis E. 'J
Brown, of Union, that he offered him y,
$300 to absent himself from the first ses- ,1.
sion of the Joint convention to ballot for ,^c
United States senator.
Van Valkenburg Gets Nervous.
Immediately aftor the adjournment l
of the committee, E. A. Van Valken- n'jtours
entered the room and asked that it ?m
be re-convened. He scild he had ? wit- J).0!
ness whom he wished to be heard in
relation to Mr. Crittenden's testimony.
The person was U. A. Stebbins, of Potter
county. To #;lve him a chance to . J
testify the committee re-convened.
Mr. Stebblns was sworn and testified that
he knew Mr. Van Valkenburg and ?'?
I }Ir. Crittenden, and that he saw then* is
ogether In a roam at -the Commonrealth.
"Did you Introduce him to anyone at
lie Lochiel?"
"I Introduced him to Rcpreientatlv?
tichmond, of McKean and Representa*
Ive Marshall, of Warren."
"Did fr'ou take him to tha Commonrealth?"
"Yes, and Introduced him to Mr. Van
rnlkenburff and tho .Wanamaker peole."
"For nny purpose of legislation, or to
btnln his vote?"
"No, sir; Mr. Crittenden was a, etraner
here and I wanted to Introduce him
o people I knew. I took him to tho
Commonwealth for that purpose and
ntroduced him to our people. He cam*
ere In an effort to repeal tho Potter
ounty prohibitory law, and Van Val;enburp
eald he waa opposed to tho
epcul and could not assist him. There
as nothing- whatever Bald about
hanging his vote or about the caucus,
'an Valkenburpr advised liim to keep in
fie middle of the road and see what
rould happen.
Mr. Stobblns was not referred to In
Irlttenden's testimony and it was on
fie assumption that he was that the
ommittce heard him. Adjourned.
The TunclcsH Sunt;*
HARRIS BURG, Pa., March 30.?'Thero
aa- no change to-day in the vote for
rnited States senator, the regular Reublleans
voting for Mr. Quay, the
nil-Quay Republicans for Mr. Dalzell,
ml the Democrats for Mr. Jenks. Tho
allot, which was the sixty-second, was
s follows:
Quay, 83; Dalzell, 47; Jenlcs, 6S; total
ote. 193; necessary to a choice, 100;
aired or not voting, 35; no election.
SENSATIONAL CASE
)n Trial in the United States Court at
Charleston.
pccla! Dispatch to tho Intelligences
CHARLESTON, W. Va,. March 30.?
he three alleged pals of John Kennedy,
Has Collins, the Bratnwell postofllce
:>bber, who confeased In the United
tates court here yesterday to being a
rook, burglar and safe breaker, of naIonal
notoriety, were placed on trial
j-day.
Kennedy was on the stand again for a
liort while, and persisted in his statelents
that he alone is guilty. Little
llth is placed In his testimony.
When District Attorney Burdette finlied
his arguments this morning, and
le prisoners were about to be removed
om the court room, O'Donnel, one of
lem, walked up and said aloud: "Mr.
lurdette, that was a fine speech, but
ou are wrong as to me." The district
ttorney says It Is the most sensational
ise he has ever prosecuted. It will be
included to-morrow.
Death ol*Prominent Physician,
pcclal Dispatch to the InteillRencer.
FAIRMONT, W. Va., March 30.?Dr.
elden A. Stone, the physician and sureoii
of the Monongah Coal and Coke
ompany, at Monongah. was taken sick
ist night with something like cerebral
4L,,v* uicu nun IJIUJJJIJJK H.L
30. He has occupied the position for
le last nine years, and wan most poplar,
skillful and efficient in his profes,on.
The remains will be taken to
arkersburg, near where his parents
. side, for interment, under an escort
om Crusade Commandery Knights
emplars of this place,' of which he was - . member.
The funeral services will be
nder the charge of Mt. Olivet Masonic
od-ge, Parkersburg, of whicli he was a
lember. Calvary Commandery of that
lace furnishing an escort. He was
bout forty years old, and leaves a wife
id an adopted daughter.
Travers Obsequies.
social Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.,March 20.?
he funeral of the late William H. Trai>ra,
who died in Radford, Va? on
uesday last, took place this afternoon,
om, his late residence and was largely
ttended. Services were conducted by
ev. Dr. A. C. Hopkins, of the Presbyrian
church. The pall bearers were:
lOge E. Boyd Faulkner, of Martlnsurg;
J. Hammond Siler, of Berkeley
wrings: Nelson Moore, David and Sam*1
Howell, George H. Flagg, Dr. C. T.
iehardson. George T. Light, W. C.
irrnll. .T. P nnvAtinnrt 'U'liiioiw
ill unci Col. It. P. Chew, of Charles
own.
$10,000 Damage Suit.
jeclal Dispatch to the Intelligences
CHARLESTON', W. Va., March 30.?
suit for $10,000 damages has been inltuted
in the ITnitcd States court hero
jainst the Norfolk & Western railroad
* J. H. Lester, administrator of Cur3
\V. Lester. The latter while In the
nploy of the road as a brakemnn bus.lned
injuries which later caused his
nth. He Jived in Wayne county, this
ate. __
Has Promised to Reform.
>eoJal Dispatch tp the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON, "Vv\ Vu.. March 30.?
thn W. Parker, eervlng a five year
ntence in the penitentiary for burary,
was pardoned to-day by the
vernor. Parker was convicted in the
rcuit court of Hardy county in June,
95. He was pardoned because he
omlsed to reform- and support his
idowed 6ister.
Destructive Landslide.
icelal Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
PARSONS, W. Va., March 30.-To-day
ere was a large landslide a few miles
>:n here, that completely demolished
county road mail route, a pulley about
rty feet deep und sixty or seventy-live
L-t long slipped down what Is known
Slip Hill, Into Cheat river. The road
nnot be fixed In nny way but with a
Idge, which makes no small cost,
BIr Snows in the "West,
KANSAS CITY, March 30.?Reports
>m the southwest tell of a general
>rm exceeding in severity that of
ednesday, which was a record breakChllllcothe
reports the worst snow
>rm in northern Missouri in many
ars, with a fall exceeding a foot In
pth on the level and the storm still
?lng. Atchison. Ivans., reports heavy
yw from there to Omaha, which is be;
drifted by a strong wind. The Mlsjrl
Pacille, expoctlng blockades, have
nipped engines at different polntn
th snow plows. The Missouri Pacific
sorted from six to twelve Inches of
jw from Atchison to Grafton and two
?t at Blue Rapids and Watervllle,
-ns. At Leavenworth street car trafhas
been lmneded.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
'or "West Virginia, rain: colder bf
:ht: winds becoming northerly,
'"or Western Pennsylvania and Ohio,
)\v or rnln In northern; rnhi In southern
rtlon; colder by night in fonlhern porn:
variable winds, becoming brisk
rthwcsterly.
Local Temperature,
'he temperature yesterday, an observed
C. Schnopr, druggist. corner Market
;1 Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
u, m 41 j 3 p. m GO
a, m 45 J <r p. m 63
m- (tf j Weather?Fair.

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