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maintenance of the government, Is t<
consult the wishes ana secure the acl
vice and co-operation of the people.
America's Intentions*
| The proclamation contains eleven ad
dresses, declaring America's Intention.'
as folloM's:
1?The supremacy of the United Statei
must and will be enforced throughoui
every part of the archipelago. Thom
who resist can accomplish nothing except
their own ruin.
2?The amplest liberty of self- government
will be granted which Is recoil
! Tillable with Just, stable, effective am
economical administration and compatible
with the sovereign rights and obligations
of the United States.
3?The civil rights of the Filipinos wll
be guaranteed and protected, their religious
freedom will be assured and al
will have equal standing before tin
.Most Important Document Promitigated
Since the Deelara- "
tion of Independence..
rullySct Forth, and arc Expcctcd
to be Death Blow to
Aguinaldo's Cause.
MANILA, April 4.?General Mac!Ar:hur
reconnoitred In force this piorn1ns
with the Fourth Montana regiment,
the Fourth cavalry and two guns of the
light artillery, a ajar as the river north
of Malolos. The reconnolsance developed
the fact that there are fully one
thousand rebels, armed with Mauser rifles,
preparing for defense. Shots were
exchanged, and two of the Montana
regiment were wounded, but there was
no engagement.
Later In the day, General MncArthur
moved northward, as the water scpply
of Malolos Is Inadequate.
The belief Is spreading among the
residents here that the elTect of the
capture of Malolos. the former rebel
capitoJ, followed by the proclamation
of the United States Philippine commission.
wm be to convince the natives
that Agulnaldo's bubble has burst.
Dr. Schurrnan, president of the commission,
said: "The Filipinos have
been asking unceasingly: 'What do you
propose to do for us: The proclamation
answers the question, and It
should satisfy them."
Col. Charles Denby, member of the
commission, and former minister to
China, remarked: "It is the most Important
proclamatoin since the declnrailon
of independence. Spanish, Tagalo
and English versions have been printed,
and it is proposed to circulate them
about Malolos, and at all the seaports.
They will be sent to the lake towns by
The committee of Spaniards, under
the leadership of Senor Antonio Fuset.
president of the Spanish club, has had
little success with the expedition organized
to deliver money and stores to
the Spanish prisoners. The- members
of the expedition were obliged to give
the goods to the Filipino officers at Hatungas.
The boat had a lette.* from Ag~
ulnaldo directing the Filipino officials
to nid til? mission, but General Trias,
commanding the Filipino forces in the
southern provinces, and Ills subordi
jiuiva, ucLiiiieu iu i uvugui^e ^vbuiiiuido's
authority. The Spaniards refused
to accept the invitation to land, having
been warned that they would be held
for ransom.
Major Rafael Morales, the former
Spanish governor of the Island of
Mindorn, was brought on board the
ship for an interview. He was so weak
that he fainted, and at parting, he
said: "I shall never see you again."
The Filipinos thought the Red Cross
Hag was the American Hag.
8 A committee whose members are of
all the nationalities in Manila,, headed
by John McLeod,, an Englishman, has
been organised for the purpose of interviewing
the Filipino leaders, and
petitioning them for the release of the
prisoners in the name of humanity.
Issued by the American Commission
Reciting the Intentions of the United
States Towards the Filipinos.
MANILA, April 4.?The preamble of
itho proclamation of the United States
Philippine commission, recites the cession
by the peace treaty of the Philippine
islands to the United States, refers
to the appointment of the commission,
assures the people of the cordial good
will and fraternal feelings of the President
of the United States and the American
neonle and nnsprts thn nhient whlrh
the United States government apart
from the fulfillment of Its solemn obligations,
has assumed towards the family
of nations by the acceptance of the
sovereignty over the Islands, is the well
being, prosperity and happiness of the
Philippine people, and their elevation
and advancement to a position among
the most civilized people of the world.
Continuing, the proclamation says:
"The President believes this felicity
and perfection of the Philippine people
will he brought about by the cultivation
of letters, science and the liberal and
practical arts, by the enlargement of
Intercourse with foreign nations, the
expansion of industrial pursuits, by
trade and commerce, by the multiplication
and improvement of means of internal
communication and by the development
of the great natural reSources
of the archipelago.
"Unfortunately these pure aims and
purposes of the American government
and people have.been misinterpreted to
some of the Inhabitants of certain Islands,
and, In consequence, the friendly
American forces, without provocation
or cause, have been openly attacked.
Why these hostilities? What do the
best Filipinos desire? Can it be more
Than the United States is ready to give?
They say they tiro patriots and want
To Establish Good Government.
The commission emphatically asserts
that it Is willing and anxious to establish
an enlightened system of government
under which the people may enjoy
the largest measure of home rule and
th" amplest liberty consonant with the
supreme ends of the government and
compatible with thosn obligations whlrh
tin.* United States has assumed toward
the civilized nations of the world.
The proclamation then says there run
be no real conflict between American
sovereignty and the rights and liberties
of the Filipinos, for America Is ready
to furnish armies and navies and nil the
Infinite resources of u great and powerful
nation to maintain It* rightful supremacy.
over the island; so It Is even
more solicitous to spread peace and
happiness among the people and guarantee
them rightful freedom and to protect
their just privileges and lmmunito
accustom them-to free, self government
In ever-lncfenslng measure and
to encourage these* democratic aspiration*,
sentiments and Ideals which are
the Promise and potency of fruitful national
In conclusion the proclamation announces
that the commission will visit
the Philippine provinces to ascertain the
' nllKhtened native opinion as to the
forms of government adapted to the
People, conformable with their traditions
and Ideals, Invites the leading
representative men to meet the commission.
and declares the policy of the
United States, in the establishment and
4?Honor, justice and friendship forbid
the exploitation of the people of tlu
Islands. The purpose of the American
government Is the welfare and advancement
of the Philippine people.
G?Guarantees an honest and effective
civil service In which to the fullesi
extent practicable, natives shall be employed.
6?The collection and application o;
taxes and other revenues will be pin
upon a sound, honest and economical
basis. The public funds, raised Justlj
and collected honestly, will be nppllet
only to defraying the proper expenses ol
the establishment and maintenance ol
the Philippine government, and sue!
general improvements as public Interests
demand. Local funds collected foi
local purposes shall not be diverted tc
other ends. With such prudent ant
honest llscal administration It Is believed
the needs of the government
will In a short time become compatible
with a considerable reduction In taxation.
To Eradicate Evils.
7?The establishment of a pure.speedj
and effective administration of Justice
by which the evils of delay, corruptlor
and exploitations, will be effectually
8?The construction of roads, railroad?
and other means of communication ant
transportation, and other public works
to manifest advantage to the people wll
be promoted.
9?Domestic and foreign trade and
commerce and other industrial pursuit?
and the general development of the
country In the Interest of Its Inhabitant*
will be the constant object of solicitude
and fostering care.
10? Effective provision will be made
for the establishment of elementary
schools, In which the children of the
people will be educated. Appropriate
facilities will also be provided for hlghei
21?Reforms in all departments ol
government, all branches of the publle
service and all corporations closulj
touching the common life of the people
must be undertaken without delay anel
right and justice. In a way to satisfy
the well founded demands and the
highest sentiments and aspirations ol
the Philippine people. ,
A Strong Force Northwest of Malolos
and Strongly Kntreuehed ? Will
Take Hard Fighting to Dislodge
MANILA, April 5.-9:25 a. m.?The
Insurgents are massing a strong force
north of Columpita, five and a half
miles northwest of Malolos. and according
to the observations of the reconnoltrelng
parties, they have fine entrenchments
It Is expected that hard fighting will
be necessary to dislodge them at that
point and at San Fernando, where Aguinaldo
is supposed to be. Large rivers
strengthen both positions. The
Montana regiment had one man killed
and three wounded yesterday.
Twenty-five men were prostrated bj
the heat, and brought to the hospital.
The new big Krupp guns, one six-Inch
and the other eight-Inch, which were
found buried at Malolos, will be
The Americans have also found -7,00l
silver dollars.
Hong Kong Junta Lies.
HONG KONG, April 4.?The Flliplnc
junta here, has Issued another of the
extraordinary statements which have
been features of the newspaper campaign
directed from here by the agent*
of Agulnaldo. In the present instance
the rebel agents claim to have obtained
"Information" from American source*
at Manila. They assert the existence
of "mysterious intrigues" between the
Vatican, Major General "Wesley Merritt.
President McKinley, Major Gen
cral Etveil S. Oils and Archbishop Ireland,
"leading to the latter's Journey
to Home."
Cabinet Meeting.
WASHINGTON, April 4.?Only five
of the eight ntemberH of the cabinet
were present at to-day's meeting, the
absentees being Secretaries Gage, Alger
and Long. The principal subject under
discussion was a long cablegram
from -Mr. Schurman. chairman of the
Philippine commission, now at Manila,
which was read by Secretary llay. The
purport of the message which received
most attention was that which Indicated
that Agulnaldo's power-over bis followers
was largely based upon coercion
and fear of violence In case they opposed
him. This message, taken in
connection with recent information received
from General Otis, has led tfl
the belief among members of the cabinet
that the end of the trouble with
the Filipinos Is near at hand.
The Cuban Military Assembly I)|s.
solves?Muster Hulls of the Cuban
Army Ordered to bo Supplied t?j
General {Jrooko.
HAVANA, April 4.?The Cuban military
assembly this afternon voted to
disband the army and dissolve. The
vote was 21 against one opposed.
The army question is considered setMm1
"Ah the shadows of night* full ovci
the city, we finish our work. So la
Cuba's future clouded and dark. ]
take leave of you with Borrow, and my
last words are: May Cuba aome dny be
free nnd Independent."
With these words, General Fernamlc
Frcyre Andrade, president fo the military
assembly, closed Its last session
at 7 o'clock, this evening. The whole
meeting was calm and dispassionate.
It lasted four hours. General Sangullly's
lllghts of oratory, In which he
likened the members of the assembly
to a "band of faithful workerH, devoted
to Cuba's good, but finally vanquished
by uncontrollable conditions," waf
I received with applause.
I The assembly ordered the disbanding
of the army, In accordance with Senor
Desplxne's motion, and pussed upon the
details and methods of the disbandment.
A new executive committee
was then appointed to attend It) the
routine work connected with the com|
mission of Cuban olllrers. and this com'
mission will supply to General Urookc
the copies of the Cuban muster rolls.
Twonty-two inemhura attended the
closing Hceslon oC tho usscmblyg
, bet
Dr. Daly Again on the Stand, "]
And I'ays his Respects to
the War Commission. of
As to the Noisome Odor of Meat. ani
\ Smells Resembled u Bou- by
quet of Cesspools.
WASHINGTON, D. C? April 4.-Tho pni
j, army court of inquiry to-day again
i heard Dr. Daly In regard to the char- fer
I acter of beef furnished for the army sal
| during the late war. He reiterated his ^
? former statements, paid his respects to ma
the war commission and declared that tes
1 'the refrigerator beef smelt like a ca- in
. daver after it had been embalmed. tj1(
i Dr. Nlcodemus, of Philadelphia, who bai
I saw service in Porto Rico, corroborated *'01
this testimony, comparing the smell of r'j.
the beef to the odor about a dissecting we
room? ^
The day bropght out a proposition
from General Miles to supply the court go
' - . . . nP
me names or a large numuer 01 wu- wfc
[ nesses and that he had in February of- ^
' fered the official reports of 147 officers the
as testimony, but that the court had not
5 Indicated itts acceptance of them. Major
I Lee's remarks In presenting this mat'
ter were as follows:
1 "The major general commanding the Fo
(trmy, on February 10, 1891), transmit- f
ted to the secretary of war original olll- *
clal reports of 117 officers representing ^
twenty-six regiments and some 2G,00t) C
troops, called for by circular order from for
the headquarters of the army, September
20, 1838. On February 22. 1831). the ?P{
major general commanding the army Ge<
submitted with his letter to you of that the
date additional reports and originals of ga.
communications voluntarily sent to the '
headquarters of the army, arranged as tnfc
per said letter of February 22, 1899. oft
"I now offer as evidence in this case brc
the reports of the 147 officers transmit- se\
ted, as aforesaid, to the secretary of Mr
war, and the additional reports of oflicers
now in your custody. It need not blu
be argued that the officers who made trii
those reports made them upon their I'll)
honor and in the discharge of their ofll- sin
clal duties, and that the same credence a 1
should be given to the statements made Glo
in the above reports as though their loo
contents had been sworn to. It-is an ten
axiom that the official reports oi an of- hoi
fleer of the army Impart truth." ma
I Pol
Before the Beef Inquiry Court?Ho t,0t
Improves the Occasion to (Jet Even pre
"With the Wav Commission". < or
WASHINGTON. April 4.?Dr. William p
II. Daly was .the first witness before the i)ai
I Beef Inquiry court to-day. He was a nee
medical member of General Miles' staff Qn(
in Porto Rico, and had previously testl- 9^
| lied before the court and was recalled wo
I to complete his testimony then begun, wn:
Ills llrst observations had been made on ^or
a transport at Tampa before the sailing
of the expedition to Santiago, when Col.
. Weston Invited his attention to a quar- gar
ter of beef hanging on the deck. Col. bla
( Weston's only remark was "Here's a jjj*
quarter of beef which has been hanging <)0t
here for sixty hours In the sun; we are wo:
going to see what It will do." No refer- wh
ence was made to preservatives. His ^
(Dr. Daly's) attention had Immediately 1
been aroused. "I was rather pleased," Jl)r
he said. "I felt that if the beef could sw<
be preserved so long It was a good
thing." nlc.
1 He then cut off a piece of the beef Jur
. and cooked and ate It next day. After Irrc
that he became sick at the stomach, but Jun
i he had not felt convinced that the meat A
had cauHOd the sickness. After some wa:
references to his stay in Porto Uico, Dr. wa:
Duly detailed the particulars of the trip wa;
north on the transport Panama last nsl<
September, which was In his charge. Tin
The vessel had been provided on sailing tlm
out with the best obtainable refrlgera- sh?i
> tor beef, but the Vessel had not irnn?> fnr
before it became evident that it was pac
not good. He did ail that lie could to
quiet the complaints, hut they increased,
and the stench soon grew so
strong that it pervaded the whole ship.
The odor was indescribable. He at
last suggested a board of survey, and UI1
on being ordered, it had condemned the
meat left, about 1,500 pounds, and he ?
had It thrown overboard. er
At tacks "War Commission. tw(
Here Dr. Daly took occasion to pay tjle
his respects to the war commission be- glli
fore which he appeared and said the
commission now had given out the !mpresslon
that the deterioration of the .
beef on the Panama was due to want JJ.?"
of ice. This was contrary to his testl- J,
mony and the truth could easily have t,ie
been ascertained. As a matter of fact on
the Panama had an excellent refrlgera- fl)U
tor and it carried ten tons of ice to one ?en
of beef. He also referred to the criti- Set
clsm in the war commission of his use Cai
i of the expression in his report that the dro
, smell about the beef was like the odor ed.
of boric acid. "Jt Is," he said, "as dlf- T
llcult to say what a smell Is like as it is the
for nn artist to paint a dying groan. If V
, the phrase was offensive," he added, "I Fir
, might have adopted the language of the Wi
' soldiers, some of whom said it smelt
like the devil, while others compared It ard
to a bouquet of cesspools." T
Dr. Daly said he had since made ex- bea
, perlments upon beef subjected to treat- S(U
ment by boric acid and had found it to i
1 give forth about as foul a smell as could pt,|
; be well Imagined. ?er
Major Lee then rend various reports ?i.e
, made by Dr. Daly concerning olllclal Inspections
of the beef at the camps at y
, Jacksonville, Lexington, Chlckamauga. ?0
. All these stated that the meat used gen- 7,
erally looked well, but that there was a V,
J universal complaint of Its smelling bad- , *
ly. He had found the fresh beef to be
apparently preserved by the Injection ,,fH
of some chemical which dostrnvml lt? eru
! natural flavor and which inu?t of neces- mcl
, nlty have been Injurious to the health of
, those eating It. It was to his inliul lin.
possible to preserve the meat without p
the use of acids and apparently the'
. meat had been preserved "by the Injec,
Hon of chemicals to aid the work of de- t0"'
fectlve cold Htorane." a n
Odor of tholU'of. hub
In one case he hod found the odor ^JJ
' similar to that of a dead human body jm,
, and In another, speaking of the odor, trn
: he wild "It w?/i unnatural, mawkish, tho
sickly, like that of a human cadaver, af- vat
i tcr an undertaker had Injected his cm- con
bulmlnj; preservative." lie was aatla- oth
a that the beef had been chemically
spared, that It had been embalmed In
:t. After his reports had gone in lie
d, In order to satisfy his own mind,
ide a chemical analysis of a resldum
im the beef used on the Panama and
(1 found distinct evidence of the presce
of boric and salicylic acids. He
hi referred again to the report of the
r commission, In which reference had
?n made to the use of these drugs, t$e.
Imatlon being that a brace of them
uld not be Injurious.
Replying, Dr. Daly asserted that the
?mlcals were detrimental to health
il they could only be used at the peril
those taking them.
No matter what authority says these
imlcals are safe they arc not safe,"
d Dr. Daly emphatically.
Critical Tests.
lere Dr. Daly Introduced a joint rert
made by Dr. Clark, chief chemist
1 Dr. Hlldebrandt, chemist of the
(logical survey, on an analysis made
them of resldum from the beef used
the Panama. In this report they
d they had'examlned the powder fur
Both the (lame teat and the turmolllc
^er test give distinct evidence of the
isence of boric acid," they said.
We also obtained good reactions with
rlc chloride, showing the presence of
yclllc acid."
n response to a general question, Dr.
ly said he had come Into much Infor.tlon
confirmatory of what he had
tilled to, but which had come to him
a confidential way, rendering It 1m>per
for him to give the names of
>se supplying the facts. In truth a
i had been placed upon the lnforman.
He thought that some forty or fifpersons
had spoken to him in corloration
of what he had said. These
re the proprietors of slaughtering
ises and the manufacturers of chenfls.
One manufacturer had told him
it he would have been compelled to
out of business but for the patronage
the beef men. He said after some
istlonlng that he would ascertain
ether he could give the names of
se people to the country." I
r the Murder of George 1). Saxton
-'ominenced ? Several Import nut I
Vitnesses Are Absent.
'ANTON. 0., April 4.?Although set
9 o'clock it was after 10 when court
med for the trial of Mrs. Annie
orge, on an indictment for murder in
: first degree, for killing George D. |
ston, brother of Mrs. McKlnley, on 1
i evening of October 7, 1898. Soon
er the opening Mrs. George was |
lught into court, accompanied by her
enteen-year-oid son, Newton, and
s. Slddlnger, of Alliance, her friend, i
j was stylishly gowned In bright
e storm serge, with lighter blue silk
innings, a stylish hat of black, with |
imes and wing trimmings and a
all bunch of white flowers. She wore I
flack feather boa. and brown kid
ves. Although a little pale, she was
king well, and gave undivided at- |
non to me proceedings. The next
ir was given over to technical forlities.
J. J. Grant was formally apnted
assistant prosecuting attorney
1 objected to proceeding without the ,
endance of Russell Hogan, a nvelver-old
boy witness, whom the sheriff
ild not iind. and who is wanted by
h sides. It was admitted that if
sent, he would testify as before the I
oner, and as set forth in his atll'lt.
Tosecutor Pomorine said he was em rassed
by the absence of this wits,
as well us by that of Mrs. Althouse
1 Peter Qulnn, but would not ask
tinuance on that ground. He did not
leve that Hogan properly questioned
uld testify as at lirst. A suspension
s granted to admit the testimony bee
the coroner if the witness could
he produced in person. The defense
crvod the same right.
.t the coroner's inquest Young Ho1
testified ihat he saw a person In
ck come from the Alt-house property
t nfler the shooting and pass on
opposite side of the street. He did
. know whether it was n man or a
man. He said he could not tell
ether it was Mrs. Althouse or Mrs.
'hen the forty names in the special
y venire were called and all an?>red.
The defense then challenged
array of jurors, adding long techal
motions, formally attacking the
v mtnmlsslnnVj uvirU flnna ,-?f
ygular service by the sheriff on the
Drs, etc. The latter wore argued,
rguments on the challenge to array
s carried into the afternoon, and it
s 2 o'clock when the court's decision
3 announced. The challenge was set
de and the venire was sustained.
m the examination of Jurors one at a
ie began. This bae'e fair to be a
>v proceeding. The public part of the
irt room was crowded to its ca:lty.
A number of out-of-town relai?s
of Mrs. George were present.
the Pacific Coast?Eleven Persons
"Were Lost.
iUREKA, Cal., April 4.?The steamChilkat,
n'hlch sailed to-day with
:nty passengers, is upside' down on
bar. Her people can be seen struglg
in the breakers.
he life saving crew C:( out, also stears
from Eureka.
here were twenty people all told on
rd the steamer. There were two o?
passengers saved and also seven o!
crew. There were six passengers
board, and the crew was composed of
rteen men. The names of the pasgera
saved are: Howard Smith, of
itia, and Mr. Mosley, of Oakland.
>taln Anderson, of the steamer, was
wned and Steward Bohalt was savParticulars
hard to obtain,
lie steamer North Fork picked up
William Backwood, chief engineer;
st Assistant Engineer Clyde Lltner.
Uiam Grli>, fireman; T. C. Bohall,
ivard; "William Black, seaman; UowtSmlth.
ho following were picked up on the
ich and are now ut the life saving
'eler Hanson, flremon; First Mate
ter Johnson; W. C. Maser, messen.
Eleven men were lo?t, Including
AN" FRANCISCO, April 4.?The
itner Chllkat, which wae wrecked on
Eureka bar to-day, Ih owned by C.
Doe &. Co., of this city. She has
n In the freight and passenger trade
ween this city and Eureka for sev1
years. She Is a staunch little stear
of about 125 tons.
Common Laborers Advanced.
ITTSBURGIT, Pa., April 4.?The
negle Steel Company, limited, will,
morrow, post in all its various plants,
otlce of an Increase of wages to Its
(killed, or common laborers, the adlce
to date frOm April 1. The order
I effect 10,000 workers In the comly's
employ and menns an annual exdlstrlbutlon
of several hundred
usands of dollar#. Under the ndjce,
which Is entirely voluntary,
itnon labor will receive $1 40 per day;
er labor In proportion. /
The Chicago Municipal Election
Develops Some Funny Results
and Reverses.
No Elements of National Politics
Entered Into the Campaign.
Fought on I.ocal Issues.
CHICAGO, April J.-Cnrter H. Ilarrl
eon was re-elected mayor of Chicago
to-day by a total vote of 146,914, against
107,304 for Ztna R. Carter, the Republican
candidate, and 45,401 for John P.
Aitgeld, the independent Democratic
candidate, Harrison's plurality being
39,610. In the last mayoralty election,
Harrison was elected by n vote of 148,000,
against 59,342 for Sears, the regular
Republican nominee, and 69,637 for
Harlan, the Independent Republican.
The Democrats have elected their candidates
for the town odlces In the
north and west towns, the Republicans
carrying the south towns, although the
final count may take this from them.
The returns at midnight, however. Indicate
that they have a safe majority.
The vote from the wards show as far
as it has been counted that the Republicans
have elected fourteen aldermen
and the Democrats nine. The contest
In several of the wards Is very close and
the official count will probably be necessary
to determine the result. The
city council has been composed of 45
Democrats and twenty-three Republicans
and the Democrats will without
doubt, retain a working majority.
The election was entirely upon local
Issnes, no elements of national polltics
entering- Into the campaign. The
firm stand taken by Mayor Harrison
against the proposed fifty years extension
of the street car franchise was a
6trong clement of his popularity and
gained him many votes from the Republican
party, besides holding closely
to him many of the Democratic party
who might have cast their votes for the
Independent Democratic candidate.
Fought the Machine.
Another fact that drew to him many
Republican votes was the existing op
j position to the Republican machine
: among the rank and file of the Republican
party. Thousands of votes were
cast for Harrison that would have been
received by Carter, the Republican
nominee, had not the latter been backed
by the machine politicians. There
was nothing against Mr. Carter personally,
but the /act that he was reputed
I to be the machine nominee was enough
to set many against him. Several independent
Republican newspapers supported
Mr. Harrison, among them the
i Times-Herald and Post, which have
been recognised as McKlnlet* organs.
| The election revealed some remarkable
changes In the Republican vote,
particularly in the strong Republican
wards, where the shifting to the Dcm|
ocratlc candidate was very marked.
Funny Reverses?
In the Third ward, which has always
i been a Republican stronghold where
the Democrats were not able to secure
a candidate this year, so 6ure was the
jmrif. ui ueivai, narrison received a
majority of CI. In the last mayoralty
election this ward cast a total of o,428
Republican votes, divided between
I Sears, tne regular Republican nominee,
and Harlan, the independent Republican
candidate, against 3,594 for Harrison.
To-day, the Republican candidate
for town treasurer, received in this
ward 3,417 votes, against 2.3S9. for his
Democratic competitor.
The Fourth ward cast two years ago,
3.9G7 Republican votes, against 2,922. for
Harrison. To-day, It elected a Republican
alderman by a majority of 1,800,
and Harrison carried It by a majority
over Carter of 611. In various other
wards in this city, a like result was
shown, there being a strong Republican
slide toward Harrison, many of the
wards which gave him strong majorities
returning Republican candidates for
A Quiet Election.
The election was one of tlio most
quiet that the city has ever experienced.
There were rumors of coming trouble
in the First and Eighteenth wards,
where the Republicans claimed that
they had secured positive evidence of
"colonizing" on the part of the Democrats.
but the matter came to nothing,
and there were no dltllcultles to speak
of. Several arrests were made/ one
man, Robert Ferguson, having in his
possession before coming to the polls a
marked ofllcial vote. He Informed the
police that he had received It from
Timothy O'Connor, a Democratic politician,
and the latter was arrested.
Mayor Harrison declared himself tonight
as being greatly pleased with the
result of the election.
At the City Election of Parkcrsburfj.
A Hot Contest.
Spcclal Dispatch to tho Intelllgcnccr.
PAttKERSDUKG, VT. Vn., April 4.?
The largest vote ever polled In this
city wast cant to-day at the municipal
election. The total vote was 2,710.
Charles II. Turner, Democrat, wan
elected mayor over R. II. Thomas, Republican.
Turner received 1.49G and
Thomas 1,2C8. Out of the five councllmen
elected four of them are Democrats,
namely, Gordon, Shields, Coberly
and Carroll. Councilman John CI.
Hogan, of the Third ward, was reelected
by live majority.
Oscar lllehle, Democrat, defeated
Robert J. Mullev. "RonnhHrnn- fnr
collector by a vote of 1,366 to 1,342. The ,
new council will stand seven Democrats
and three Republicans, and a
Democratic mayor.
To-day's contest was tho hottest that I
ever occurred In this city. For the
Urst time in six years the Democrats
get control of tho reins of government. ,
The Democrats won on a reform'aglta
Republican Victory at Clarksburg.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CLARKSBURG, W. Vn., April 4.?Tho
city election to-day resulted In a victory
for the Republicans. Col. T. S.
Spates was elected mayor over the
Democratic candidate, by 100. J. ,1.
Chi biers was elected chief of jkWIcc, and
L. C. Crib: city assessor. The largest
vote in the history of the city was polled.
Handsome Testimonial Presented to
him by the .Employes of the Com*
mlaslonerof the Internal Hovenuc .
Special .Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. .
"WASHINGTON, D. C., Aflrll 4.-S;na- , 1
tor X. B. Scott was made tlie recipient
last evening: of a handsome and valuable
testimonial from the employes of
the bureau over which he so recently
presided. Tho senator was summoned
to the oITIce of the commissioner of Internal
revenue nt 4:30 p. m., and when
he arrived he found there'assembled almost
tho entire force of the bureau, In
"whoso behalf Mr, Bowen, chief of the
revenue agents.ln a neat speechpresented
him with a gold watch, with chain 1
and seal, all of exquisite design. One
elde? of the watch case bears the inscription:
"Presented to the Hon. N,
B. Scott. by ofllcer8, agents and em
ui tuu uiiuruui revenue uureau,
as a token of their esteem, April 1, '
The case on the reverse Bide bears the
monograms, "N. B. S.," and "I. R. B."
Tho charm, a Masonic emblem, is inscribed
"N. B. Scott, Wheeling. W. Va,"
and is handsomely set with diamonds.
It is understood the co6t of this eouve.
nir was about $400.
Mr. Scott was overcome with surprise,
but In fitting terms expressed to
his late ofllcial associates his grateful
appreciation of the handsome gift.
Senator Scott will probably leave tho
city for the west next week. He will
stop in Wheeling en route.
Third District Postmasters.
Special Dispatch to tho Intclligencor.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 4.?Senator
Scott has recommended to <he
postofllce department the following persons
for appointment as fourth class
postmasters at the oflices named: R. J.
Vickers, Crook, Boone county; Thomas
Conley, Six Mile, Boone county; C. ft.
Johnson, Bays, Fayette county; H. L.
Rhodes, Gate wood, Fayette county;
John A. Carr. Monarch, Kanawha county;
W. F. McConnell, Leeward, Kanawha
county; Cleophas Sanders, Curry,
Logan county; Sallle A. McCaugherty,
Cleverdale, Monroe county; A. L. Wlckllne,
Continental. Monroe county; Joseph
M. Bryant, Donald, Nicholas county;
James Barnett, Driftwood, Pocahontas
county; H. H. Lewis. Newlonton,
Upshur county; A. G. Musgrove,
Hinkle, Upshur county; B. L. Anderson,
Pugh, Upshur/county.
ST.1 Tt'rr.JVfi Tif .tfzI'nv
Stirs Up a. Virginia Hamlet?Aged.
Couple Found Dead.
FALL'S CHURCH, Va., April 4.-Thls
little community, largely made up o?
government employes in Washington,
whs startled to-night by the discovery
of' the dead bodies of Weston B. Turner
and his wife, a well-to-do couple.
each about sixty years old, who made
their home here. Turner evidently had
shot his wife while she was asleep and
then put another bullet through his
own head. A paper oC March 23 giving
an account of a suicide in Washington
that day and other evidence indicated
that the tragedy ocourred the night of
the 23rd.
The couple frequently visitpd Washington.
and it was not until their absence
became prolonged that the house
was broken into, and the dead bodies
found. Turner had been In ill-health
and quite melancholy all winter. The
tragedy was evidently an inspiration o?
the moment.
Senator Quay's Trial.
PHILADELPHIA, April 4.-ExUnited
States Senator Quay arrived ia
this city to-night from Washington. He
went at once to a hotel where he spent
several hours In conference with one of
his attorneys In the case against him
which will come up for trial next week,
of himself and his son Richard R. Quay.
Shortly before midnight he received a
visit from Insurance Commissioner
Durham. The ex-senator declined to be
seen by newspaper men and would not
sav whether ho Jntendwl to cti to Hnr.
risburg to-morrow or not.
All indications, at present, point to the
trial commencing on next Monday without
any further^ postponement. The
witnesses summoned the last time the
case was called for trial have again
been ordered to appear.
First Time in its History.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. April 4.?Pittsburgh
presbytery to-day for the first
time in Its history, elected a colored
man for moderator. He Is Rev. M. B.
Lanier, pastor of Grace Memorial
church, this city.
After an exceedingly lively and
lengthy debate, the presbytery declined
by a vote of 44 -to fl. to adopt an overture
to the next general assembly asking
that body to follow up Its action of
last year in the case of Dr. C. A. McGiffert,
professor iiv Union Seminary,
New York, with such additional action
as Jt might think necessary to preserve
the church from the effect of his destructive
criticism o? the new testament.
Pope's Condition.
LONDON1, April 5.?'The Rome correspondent
of the Daily Chronicle says:
"The Pope is able to be up and about,
but he cannot do his customary work,
and the Vatican routine has to be executed
without personal reference to
him. The danger from his fainting fits
has been exasperated, nnd the real
cause of anxiety is his Inability to take
eufllcient nourishment. His holiness
may keep going; so lone ns there is no
extra pressure upon him, but his llfo
will hang by a slender thread unless he
gathers strength with the returning
To Save Ills Mother.
juxjuun.r xri, x-a., April ?.?xo save
his mother from his father's murderous
attack, Lewis Dennis, near Mlllhelm,
killed Ills father early this morning l>y ^
a blow with a chair. The father, Samuel
Dennis, had been subject to epilepsy
for several years. Some time after midnight
the son heard his mother call for
help. Entering" hor room he found his
father had apparently gone Insunw and
was choking his wife. The son could
not Induce his father to desist and was
forced to brain him wKh a chair. Mrs.
Dennis Is still suffering from shock and
physlcans fear for her life.
Weather Forecast, for To-ilay.
For West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania
and Ohio, fair and warmer Wcdnoadny;
probably rain Thursday; vtylablo winds,
shifting to easterly.
Local Temperature.
The temperature, yesterday, as obflrrved
by C. Schncpf, druggist, corn or M nrket
and Fourteunth streets, was as follows:
7 a, m 23 I 3 p. in S2
P a. m .. 3'J 7 p. in.; til
Lil UK,.. W L^Vcathcr?Falr^

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