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V.lkins and Scott Kept Busy Attending
to Appointments r
of West Virginians, 1
' i
About the Unequal Represent.-!- |
tion of the Several Con- <
gresstonnl Districts. i
"Which Will Dispel Many Erronc- !
ions Impressions'flint lire l
now Entertained. ,
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. v
WASHINGTON, April 21.?Senators t
Elklns and Scott are both still very 1
busy looking after West Virginia ap- j
polntments. They have been kept so
hard at it that neither has been able to
leave the city, though each counted on
being able to take a rest before this, j
The placing of West Virginians, however,
has given them more trouble than
ihey anticipated, and especially since so g
many complaints are reaching them
from the First, Third and Fourth dls*
trlcts concerning the Inadequate repre- j
sentation those districts have as com- l
pared with the Second. Clippings from ,
the weekly newspapers have been sent t
them from all parts of the state, con- ,
talnlng an interview credited to Judge j
Jtomeo H. Freer, the Republican repreI
sentatlve from the Fourth congresslon- *
1 til district. In this alleged Interview j
j||g Judge Freer is reported to have drawn
n|| some most startling comparisons.
Both the senators thought It best to ,
| institute an Investigation of the repre- i
sentatloa West Virginia has in the de
ipartments at "Washington. It was not 1
an easy matter to trace each individual j
appointment, but the investigation has
shown an approximate figure which can i
be taken as nearly absolutely correct. '
It Is correct for all practical purposes. ^
This investigation snows the following <
results: l
AY est Virginia Appointments.
"West Virginia has .104 appointments J
charged to her. and the yearly salary j
paid to these 301 appointments amounts f
to $356,304. This representation Is di- ;
vided among the four congressional dls- t
trlcts by politics as follows: 1
3U?p. Dom. Politics To'l
Unknown. i
First District 21 23 ! 5i] ,
Second District lis Its Lit l.Vi
Third District l!t IS 11 -is |
Fourth District 13 21 11 j
Total hi 1G0 C-) 301
The value of these appointments in
salary by districts is as follows:
First District ? 74.0S8
Second District lfi0,3S0
Third District To.'JJG
Fourth District 41,990
Total S336.304 :
The table shows that the First, Third
and Fourth congressional districts have i
fared about alike In the matter of appointments
up to the present time. ?
Thi?, in part, Is largely due to Senator
Scott who, when he was commissioner :
of Internal revenue, placed about thlr- I
ty West Virginians In that service. The 1
majority of these appointments were !
made from the Third and Fourth dls- ;
trlrtu I-1U
I. tuia, auwL'Vfr, oeiuuor |
Flklns had been doing all lie could to
even matters up. The table further
shows that in these three districts the
Republicans in ofllcc from the First and ;
Third districts outnumber the Democrats
from the same districts, while In
the Fourth district the Democrats out- ,
number the Republicans. i
The Second district has more appointments
by two than the other three
districts combined. Of the Km appointments
charged to the Second district,
seventy-five are from Jefferson county.
"Were it not for this one county, the
representation from the Second district
would be but little larger proportionately
than the other three.
Due to William Ij. Wilson.
This large representation from Jefferson
county is due to the lion. W. L.
Wilson, who for many years represented
the Second district In Congress, and
was postmaster general during the latter
part of President Cleveland's last
administration. Jefferson county was
Mr. Wilson's home, and while he was
postmaster general he had Democrats
from that county appointed to olilce at
every opportunity. Finally President
Cleveland's blanket civil service orders
placed all these appointments In the :
classified service and there the appointees
remain protected by the rules
of this service. A similar condition of
affairs existed In the other three distorts.
Republicans were removed from
ofllce and their places filled by Democrats.
All this was done In anticipation
of President Cleveland's extension of
the civil service and this accounts for
tli" large number of Democrats now In
office in the departments charged to
West Virginia.
ProtectimI by Civil Service.
i no large majority of these appointments
are now protected by civil servlro
rules, ami It 1b lmponslble for either
Herwitor Elklns or Senator Scott to rljjlit
Hi'; wrongs committed by President
'"Nveland in the last months of bin administration.
The representation that West Virginia
ban In the departments at Wash1'iKton
Ih very large In comparison with
tlmt from other states. The r>04 appointments
now charged to West Virginia
In a greater number than New
^litmpahlrc, llhodc Island, Massaclmuctts
and Maine have combined, yet the
epresentntlon In Congress from these
our states Is nearly Ave times as large
is that of West Virginia.
)pcncd Up by n Good Strike of n 100Barrel
Well Six Miles Back of Proctor,
AV. Va.
ipecial Dispatch to tho Intelllgcncer.
SISTEKBVILLTJ, W. Va., April 21.?A
eport was received this morning from
Proctor that the South Penn Oil Com>nny
had drilled In its wild-eat well on
he Henry Garner farm, located about
tlx miles back of Proctor, on the "West
Virginia side, and that tho well was
;ood for several hundred barrels a
The report from the well received
iert? this morning causrd considerable
xcitement, and a number of oil men
'roin here went up on the afternoon
:raln. A telephone message was revived
thin evening from Proctor to th??
iffect that some of the parties had reurned
from the well, and they reportid
that it would be good for about one
mndred barrels a day. The well is in
he Gordon sand, and has opened up
i large amount of new territory. It is
oeated about n mile and si half directly
east of the well drilled In that
ocallty some time ago by Gillespie
brothers, of Pittsburgh, and goes to
?ho\v that there Is some oil In that
The people from this city who went
ip to tho well will try to get some terriory.
but as the South P?*nn has nearly
ill of that section under lease, there
iVlll be very little left for the spectators.
Yt t lie University?School of Domestic
Science Inst it tiled ? fellowships
Provided for.
Jperlnl Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
MORGANTOWX, W. Vo., April 21.?
\t their session to-day the regents of
he West Virginia University passed a
esolutlon looking to the establishing of
t school of domestic science, and auhorlzed
President Raymond1 to engage 1
in Instructor at a salary of $1.G0P. This
s an entirely new departure in university
work, and will be tin experiment,
jut the regents think it will be a popuar
department because of the large
lumber of young woman students.
Steps were taken looking to the esablishment
of a thorough course leadng
to medicine.
Edwin 11. Ullne, Ph. 1).. was elected
in assistant in tetany and biology and
he course leading to medicine was delned.
The regents approved of the preslient's
recommendation to establish felowshlps
In Latin, Greek. French, Gernan,
economics, engineering, chemls:ry,
mathematics, agriculture and elo utlon,
and the power to appoint the
reIlo;vs was placed In the hands of
President Raymond.
Professor Cliartes Patterson was pronoted
to th?? professorship of elocution
ind rhetoric. Professor Frederick W.
I'ruscott to that of the Germanic lan;uages
and literature: Professor R. E.
Fast to that of American history and
rconomlcs. and Professor McKenzie to
.hat of romance lar.guoges.
Benjamin Prints was elected instructor
in athletics at a salary ot'$S00 per
year, George Vangelder night watchman.
at a salary of $000. and Robert.
Jenkins, gardener, at a salary of $400.
nr-r-rrr* i ninone
Willy Boy Pulls the Throttle Whle
Open at Rufl'alo anil Gives Utterance
t<? Some 31 ore Silly.Sent intents.
BUFFALO, N\ Y.. April 21.?Fully
r?,000 people crowded Music ITnll tonlght
to listen to Colonel William J.
Bryan. Among those in the boxes were
Mayor Conrad Diehl, vicar general Connery,
of the diocese of Buffalo, and the
:hief city ofllclals.
Colonel Bryan appeared upon {he
stage at 8:25 o'clock, accompanied by a
large company. Pie was enthusiastically
received, the crowd rising and cheering
for some time. Among those on the
platform were: Frank L. Bapst, chairman
of the Democratic general committee;
Norman E. Mack, supreme court
justice Robert C. Titus and Oliver H.
P. Belmont.
Justice Titus presided. Bo spoke
against territorial expansion and urged
the Democratic party to plant Itself
squarely in opposition to that "heresy."
Justice Titus paid a high tribute to
Col. Bryan, who was received with tremendous
Mr. Bryan said that he had been accused
of not having worldly goods sufficient
to make him a safe custodian of
property, biit that he was glad that the
one who preceded him (O. II. P. Belmont)
had enough of worldly possessions
to take him out of the ranks of the
anarchists at least.
Mr. liryan said that he loved the
Democratic party, but ho loved the nation
better. Be said that the Republicans
now look to Alexander Hamilton,
but In 1S5I> they celebrated the birthday
of Thomas Jefferson. Be asserted that
the Republican party had reversed its
former policy of man above the dollar,
but that now, he charged, the Republican
party places the dollar above hu
inanity. Passing on to the revenuo tux,
Mr. Bryan wild:
"When in hour of peril the administration
^tinted around for any old thing
to i?ut a stamp on to help the government,
even those who want to send telegrams
to the poor Filipinos are compelled
to pay n tax. Why are the senders
of telegrams taxed? Because the
telegraph companies have more Influence
with the Republican administration
than all the hundreds of thousands
nf people who send telegrams."
He said that the government could
take the son from his mother and Btand
him up before the enemy's guns, hut
could not lay Its hands upon the millions
of accumulated wealth. The responsibility,
he claimed, was due to the Influence
of wealth with the Republican
Mr. Bryan claimed that the Democratic
party will bo reunited in 11)00,
without the breaking of the policy of
"A financier meets a smaller financier
or ordinary man and asks him If he favors
free silver. The ordinary man answers
"The first speaker says: "What, a
man of your Intelligence?'
Til.. <.?>...( f.-.l.l.- i.'1.iun..r., IV..? ?
"The llrrtt man fcnspf* 'Wdl, I declare.'
"Thnl In tin* end of the argument of
the gold bugs."
A Pii'oinanlno'n Deed.
YtrriA CITY. Cut, April 21.?Itlchanl
Willi*, In.Hano, confined In the court
houHe, net fire to the building to-dny
and wiih hlmnelf burned lo death. The
county Jull adjoining wax aluo completely
deHtroyed, There were no prisoners
In the jnll. Most of the county
records were fmvod. The loss was
about $40,000; Inaurcd*
Ilis Tail Gets Some Very Severe v.*
Twister .Moss.
"Andy" Frccdninn, tlicTninmiiny st
Saclicm's Iluncliinan Makes 11
Himself Ridiculous. a
And Crokcr's Connection With
it?Freciiman Contradicts v
the Boss' Testimony.
NEW YORK, April 21.?The Mazet In- "
vestigating committee to-day resumed s*
its sessions In this city. tj
Henry M. McDonald, the nominee of
tlie Chicago platform Democracy for
governor, at the Inst state election, was y<
the llrst witness. Ho stated that he ir
was a lawyer, and resides at present In ol
Mineral City, Va. Mr. Moss asked the ti
witness, "You have some knowledge of ir
the affairs connected with the Flushing bi
Gas Company?" lli
Mr. McDonald said ho had. He stated
that William 13. Burnett, a director of
that gas company was a close associate sj
of his and that from him he had learned w
various facts. ji;
Mr. McDonald said the gas company ir
was reorganized In the. beginning of ..j
2SDS, and that Henry J. Braker, a mem- ^
ber of the Democratic club and the
present owner of the Democratic club ^
building, and another man, purchased ^
the first mortgage bonds of the com- Hj
pany and were made directors. Soon (j,
after this.Mr. McDonald said the Flushing
Company endeavored ti? obtain a n]
contract from New York city, under the c
but were not successful. (JI
Continuing Mr. McDonald said: a
"Finally it was arranged by Mr. Braker ^
with Mr. Croker that the stockholders
of the company should turn over to
Andy Freed man 20 per cent of the stock ^
of the company to be held for the-benefit
of Mr. Croker and Mr. Freedman."
Mr. Hoffman asked if Mr. McDonald ^
was present when that arrangement ^
was made. The witness said he was K
not, simply stating what lie had been
told. Continuing Mr. McDonald testitied:
"This stock was contributed by the
different stockholders pro rata and way
issued to Mr. Freedman. Thereupon
Mr. Freedman was elected a member of
the board of directors. The agreement
on the part of Mr. Croker and Mr.
Freedman that as soon as possible the
company would receive a contract for
at least 500 additional lights, possibly :i p
thousand additional lights. Now as to
whether Mr. Croker has carried out his
contract or not, 1 do not know."
Crokcr's Henchman. n:
Andrew Freedman was called. Tie hi
held stock in the Flushing Gas Com- <1
puny but refused to state the amount
on the ground that it was a personal h
matter. lie denied that when he went a:
into the company it was allowed to sup- v
ply more lumps In Flushing. h
"We are," said the \vitnes3, "supply- si
Ing less now than previous to my going
into the company." Mr. Croker, he
said, knew nothing whatsoever about
his stock In this company. Mr. Freed- 1'
man said he was connected with the
United States Fidelity and Guarantee
Company, lie said he had nothing to
do with politics. Mr. Croker had never j
assisted him in getting stock in any w
corporation unless he himself hud paid "
for it. lie had paid for every dollar's ^
worth of stock he owned. Mr. Croker
had paid for the stock ho owned in the ?T
Fidelity and Guarantee Company. 1
Mr. Freedman refused to answer ^
whether there was a rate war between v
his company and the other company, tl
on the ground that the question was not v
pertinent to the investigation. Chair- "
man Mazet Instructed him to answer, e
but Mr. Freedman refused. a
Mr. Freedman testified that his bondIng
company had paid no dividends. J(
Mr. Moss drew Mr. Freedman's att<>n- ?
Hon to the testimony of Mr. Croker, who It
stated before the committee that he got )j!
dividends .regularly from the United tl
States Fidelity and Guarantee Com- fi
pany. Mr. Freedman said he could ox- P
pluln that very easily. As manager of
ilu. onmmini' lin lnwl n u-.lr,-,. ,,.,.1 F!
..V- J .W.V. UM.M- ,
mission beside owning stock. He dl- n
vided his commission with Mr. Croker d
according to previous ngreement. There "
was no contract for such an arrange- n
mcnt. "Mr. Croker relics upon my n
word," snld Mr. Preedman. The witness
refused to loll the exact nature of the ?
agreement he had made with Mr. Croker.
Witness was very anxious to have it
Mr. Croker's friendship and association d
in this company "on account of the le- .
gion of friends he has got all over this
country." ii
Mr.Freedinnn admitted he had notiul- ^
vertlsed that Mr. Croker was Interested L1
in the company, hut his friends knew It,
he explained. Mr. Frcedmnn said that f<
he received $ in,000 a year, and that he tl
worked "very hard for It." ..
Cornering: Frccdnniii. T
"Do you divide your commissions
with Mr. Croker?" asked the lawyer,
"I will not say that 1 divide them,"
said Mr. Freednuin. "I will say that
Mr. Croker received a proportion." Mr.
Frcedmnn said he did not give Mr. Croker
any part of his salary. Mr. Mnzct
directed the witness to state what pro- '
portion of commissions he paid to Mr.
Croker. Mr. Frcedmnn refused to un- K
vcr, on the ground that the agreement
as.of n personal nature."
He salcl the commissions paid to the
ammany leader did not umount to $30,10
a year but refused to say it' they
mounted to 323,000. Mr. Freedman
lid there was no official record of tin*
iriney paid to Mr. Croker. Mr. Freedlan
stated that Mr. Croker was not
iterested In <jny business propositions
ith him excepting "a small interest In
le United States Fidelity and Guaran;e
Mr. Moss said: "I ask you if you ever
>ld Mr. Croker or gave him to under:and
that the moneys paid him out of
lis bond company-ure dividends."
"Mr. Croker might say that hu underood
that, and he realy did so undernnd
it," said Mr. Freedman. "It renl'
Is dividends on the business that was
)ne; It was not stock dividends; It was
business dividend; that covers Mr.
"Any other stockholders receiving
ich dividends as that?" asked the law
"Yes; I am," Bald the witness.
"Now do you mean to say Mr. Freed an,
that you told Mr. Croker that this
loney you were Riving him was given
1m by the company?"
"I have replied to that. Mr. Croker
light have believed that this was a
;ock dividend. s
"But did you glvo him to understand
mt It was a stock dividend?"
"No sir."
"Do you believe that your leader,
jut friend, the head of Tammany Hall
i this city," asked Mr. Moss, "In view
the people of this city, would stoop
> the business of dividing your comilssions
in the bond company, that
ands the city. employes? Do you becve
Oh ! A Hiisiiiesn Arrangement !
"Mr. Croker has not. Mr. Croker has
mply held a business arrangement
1th me the same as Mr. Piatt's son
is with his father." replied Mr. Freed lan
somewhat heatedly. He added:
it is an old light with Mr. Piatt and
[r. Piatt's son, and this company."
Finally Mr. Freed man referred to
ipers and said he had not Intentional
led Mr. Croker to believe that his
lare In the commission was really a
Mr. Moss wormed out of Mr. Freeduan
that the profits he divided with Mr.
roker were "mostly from bonding."
Chairman Mazet said: "There Is a
i?ltf|iane/ ueuvuun your icmiiuuuj
nil Mr. Crokor's. If you care to have
le record Bland as it is the committee
: satisfied."
Mr. Freedmnn averred that It had
sen "explained sufficiently."
Mr. Moss suspended Mr. Freedman's
lamination for the day. Just as he
ft the chair Mr. Freedman said: "Now,
entlemen of the press here is a stat?lent
of the business of the Piatt cornany
and of the business of our coinany:
a statement of the entire busless."
Mr. Moss claimed this to be a flagrant
mtempt of the committee. "I want to
ly right here," said lie, "that we proose
to look upon this contempt busioss
in a regular, logical and orderly
ay, and when a sufficient number of
entlemen have put themselves In con;mpt
of this commltteo we will take
ire of them In a bunch."
Frank A Bell, who Is employed in Uhe
eparimenj. 01 uixes una nssesnienis,
nd who liatf brought with him the tnx
ok of the city of New York at the reuest
of tlie committee, was called to
istlfy to the value of Richard Croker's
ouse on Seventy-fourth street. Exmlnatlon
brought out the fact that the
aluation on Mr. Croker's house had
een decreased by the assessors 54,000
,nce 1S0S.
'alks on Municipal Ownership of
Public Utilities ami the Development
NEW YORK, April 21.?Mayor S. M.
ones, of Toledo, who Is In New York,
as interviewed by a Herald reporter
n the report from Ohio that lie might
l* nominated for governor on the Reublican
"I am not a candidate," said Mr.
ones, "although there has been much
alk in Ohio about nominating me. 1
ave a loud call to be mayor of Toledo,
rearly 17,000 of the 24,000 citizens who
oted there at the last election cast
lu-lr votes for the independent ticket on
,hlch I ran, though both the political
laehlnes. all the newspapers and cororations
in the city and a few of the
mlnently respectable people were
gainst me.
"Municipal ownership of public utility
Is the first step In reform. This
ublic ownership will extend to the state
nd nation, and I believe that in 19.i0,
. will be hardly possible to lind a rail
r>ad In the country in private hands,
'he telegraph will be the first to pass
ito public control. The taxation o?
ranchlses 16 merely a makeshift cotnromlse.
"Development of trusts Is the tnost
emarkable feature, In my opinion, of
he closing years of the century. 1 do
ot regard them as bad In ho far as they
0 away with labor, which they make
aeless, so that nil can benefit; but they
enellt only a few. Their organization
nd the introduction or labor-saving
lachlnery have not made the hours of
ibor any shorter, nor have they Inreased
wages, and they have made It
nrder for men to llnd work."
"Do you think the Issues yon have
tentloned will figure In the next preslential
campaign?" was asked,
"They are bound to figure sooner or
iter," said Mayor Jones. "There Is a
roce.ss of evolution going on which Is
levltable. There !s no moral Issue be,veen
the two great parties. They must
ave something more serious to contend
jr than who .shall have the offices.
"That good can be done with private
irtunes does not obscure the fnet that
lose fortunes were obtained through a
Ishonest system, no matter how honest
!?e Individuals who own them may be.
hey were gathered at the cost of mlll>ns
of wrecked and ruined lives."
A ltellc of Ilnrlmrlty.
RICHMOND. Ky., April 21.?The Kenjcky
law under which ao many negroes
1 the last two years hare been sold on
!>c block for a term of y?ars In punihment
for vagrancy has been at last
rehired unconstitutional. The decision
a.s made by Judge Scott in the case of
len Ilurton, colored, charged with vara
Of the Charges of Conspiracy (
.Misuse the State Funds
of Pennsylvania.
To Accent Verdict Appoints Qua
to Occupy a Vacancy he
has no I'owcr to Kill.
When the Jury Delivered its Vci
diet of not Guilty?Demonstration
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21.?Imm<
dlately on receipt of the news that Ci
Quay was acquitted of the charge
against him, Governor Stone appolntt
him United States senator to 1111 tl
vacancy until the next leglslatui
meets and notified the president of tl
senate as follows:
SIR:? By virtue of the power vestc
in me as executive of the state <
Pennsylvania, under article first, claus
two, .section three of the constitution <
the United States, I hereby make ton
porary appointment of the Hon. Ma
thew Stanley Quay to be United Stat?
senator from Pennsylvania until tl
next meeting of the Pennsylvania let
islature to liil the vacancy now existiti
in this state.
Very respectfully,
Governor of Pennsylvania.
Governor Stone said that in appoln
ing CoI.Quay he felt that he did the 1
and proper thing. He thought it woiil
make the Issue, and it were better dor
now than by waiting for weeks.
The authority cited by the govern<
says that the governor of any state mn
make temporary appointment during
recess to hold until the next legislatui
This interpretation of the constitute
by the governor Is disputed by thot
who say that the vacancy did not o<
cur during a recess but while the legli
lature was in session and that cons*
duently the governor's only duty wi
to call tho legislature Into extra sesslc
for the purpose of filling the vacancy.
The dual Incidents of Quay's ncqul
tal and his appointment to the Unite
States senatorshlp created the greatei
excitement in political circles here, ar
there was much speculation as to tl
outcome. The friends of Quay are wll
with glee and say that he has achieve
two triumphs now that must ccrtalnl
react In his favor, and that he will I
triumphantly re-elected when the legl:
lature meets. It is not expected, hov
ever, that Governor Stone will call tl
legislature into extra session, but wi
take no further action In the matter.
An Illegal Appointment.
PITTSBURGH, April 21.?The Di:
patch to-morrow will publish the fo
lowing from lion. George A. Jenks, c
the senatorial appointment made ti
"BROOKVILLE, Pa., April 21.?In r<
ply to yours: As tho vacancy in the sei
atorial otlico did not occur during tl
recess of the legislature of the state, tl
executive of the state has no power 1
make an appointment to fill such vx
cancy. Paragraphs 1 and 2, Section
Article I, constitution of the Unite
States, revised statutes Sections 11 1
19, inclusive."
Says the Jury That Tricil Him?Tw
31 on Stood Out lor Conviction For
"While?A Great Shout Outside tli
"Dead Lino."
thew Stanley Quay was to-day declarc
by a Jury of his peers to be not guilt
of the charges of conspiracy to use f?
his own unlawful gain and profit tl
funds of the state of Pennsylvania d<
posited In the People's Bank of th
city. This verdict was announced 1:
the foreman of the Jury just as tl
hands of the court room time plec
pointed to 11 o'clock. At the time tl
jury came tiling In to their places thei
wore comparatively few people In tl
court room. The rigid rules regardln
admission that have prevailed sln<
the trial began were Btrictly adhered t
and nobody got by the line of watchmc
guarding the corridor who was not i>r<
vlded with a ticket. As a result of th
arrangement only about half the seai
were occupied when the verdict wi
There was an attempt at a demoi
stratlon, but this was sternly repressc
by the court olllcers whose loud show
of "order," "order," "silence," was el
fective In silencing those jubilant spirit
who wished to give vent to their satis
faction by cheering. The officers wet
unable,however, to keep back those wli
struggled to got to Senator Quay an
congratulate him. Chairs were upse
tables were brushed aside and hat
were smashed by the onrushing crowi
Senator Quay with a broad smile on h
face, responded pleasantly to the gree!
ln?s and congratulations of those wli
crowded around. A few of his politic:
friends were there and these men wet
loud and sincere In their expressions.
Outside tin; "Dead Line."
Although the court ofllcers prevente
the cheering In the court room, the!
jurisdiction did not extend to the corr
dors of the city hall, and the firrt jjrou
of men who left the court room aent u
a mighty shout which was taken up an
repeated by the cruvds gathered Just
outside the "dead line" drawn by the
watchmen, beyond which only possessors
of tickets were 'allowed to pass. Ah
poon us Senator Quay could get away
from those anxious to shake his hand
and congratulate hlin he made his way,
i7 accompanied by hit counsel, to the eley
vator to descend to the street from <he
1 sixth floor of th? municipal building.
Here the scones in the court room were
repeated. Everybody wanted to say
() something pleasant to him and crowds ?
gathered near the elevator shafts on
each floor to watch the car carrying the
distinguished partf as It descended to
the street. The avenue surrounding the
city hall Is wide and smooth and the
neighborhood Is the stamping ground
Yf.ir the politicians of the town. Here ?
the enthusiasm was immense as the
senator emerged from th?> door of the
building. A group of enthusiasts rush.
ed forward and attempted to hoist him
y on to their shoulders, hut the senator .
waved them hack, saying: "Oh. no, oh.
no; I'm too old a man for that." Senator
Quay walked with his friends one
block down Broad street to the office
cape from the surging crowds. It Is un- |
]] derstood that he will at once Join his i
family In Washington mill will probably
go nway for a long real.
Previous to the announcement of the
> verdict, the accused man sat In his ac- '
customed seat in the court room and
chatted with his counsel and u group of
newspaper reporters.
When the jurymen had taken their
seats In the box the senator turned and
half faced them.
, The stereotyped "How say you, gen*
tlemen of the Jury; do you find the
- s prisoner at the liar guilty or not guilty?'
id brought promptly from the foreman's
ie Hps the words "not guilty," and at this
point Senator Quay Hushed, and he
seemed momentarily as If about to be
I? overcome by the feeling of emotion that
was surging over him. This was only
.J for an 'Instant, however, and the great
- political leader was his Imperturbable
J self again as he smilingly, responded io
50 the congratulations that were being
jf heaped upon him.
Senator Quay did not look at the Jury
, at all, or in any way express gratitude
to them for their v-rdlct in his favor.
;s Ills friends, however, surrounded the
ie jurors, patted them on the back and
j. told them what heroes they were.
Senator Quay's only comment on the
B verdict was: ,
"Well, I expected it."
How t lie Jury Stood.
The case went to the Jury at 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon and four ballots
were taken before the final decision was
rnn-hnil Thn 1\rut stnoii 10 fn 2
I for acquittal, the nest two stood 11 to 1.
Id The one standing out for conviction by
le this time had very much modified his
reasons for conviction and when the
last Iiallot. was taken he voted for ncquit
fa'. The Jurors who stood out for
y conviction are said to have been Charles
a Penzler, shoemaker, Seventeenth ward,
rt. and Edward Sevan, painter, Nineteenth
word. Penzler voted for acquittal after
the first ballot, but Bevan held out until
>n this morning, when :he final ballot was
;e taken. Foreman Hill announced the
verdict in a clear, loud vole*, placing
emphasis on the word "not."
*" After the crowd left the court room.
?- District Attorney Rorthermel was quesis
tinned regarding the remaining Jndlct,n
mejjts. He said there are three of them
and they are still pending, but he would
r.ot say what the course will 1>* ret
gardiag them. In two of these-indicted
ments Senator Quay is charged with
conspiring with Hopkins and Haywood.
. ns he was In the one under which he
l(i was acquitted to-day. In the remainJng
indictment he is charged with conId
spiring jointly with his son. Richard R.
Quay. The charge grew out of the loan
. , of $100,000 to young Quay, obtained
* through a deposit of that much of the
>e stute money In the People's bank. (
*- .Senator Quay's lawyers say the dis..
trict attorney picked out the indictment
on which he could make the best
ie case for the trial Just ended, and he
II will not dare bring the senator to the ^
bar again.
Political friends of Senator Quay ore
urging: him to bring criminal prosecu.
Hons against those enemies who. they
claim, are behind the prosecution of
1_ their favorite, but the senator will not
in Indicate what his course in this respect
may be.
History of the Case.
The charges against Senator Quay
followed the collapse of the People's
bank in March. lSi?S, and the examination
of its books by a receiver. The
ie warrants were issued in the following
to Octdber and Included besides Mr. Quay
and his eon, the names of Charles H.
2 McKee, a Pittsburgh lawyer, and exState
Treasurer Benjamin .7. Haywood.
!Ci On November 21 the grand jury found
to true bills against all but McKee. The
suicide of Cashier Hopkins Just prior to
the bank's failure prevented his coming
within the scope of criminal action. The
Indictments were live in number. These
were reduced to four by the death of
Mr. Haywood on February 2.1 of this
year. One week aft?-r true bills had
o been found counsel for Mr. Quay and
;i the other defendants filed demurrers to
four of them and moved to quash the
lc llfth. Judge Finlettcr on December 1
decided against defendants. Counsel
t- then carried the case to the supreme
1(j court on the plea among other contentions
that the prosecution was actuated
y by political motives which would pre>r
vent an Impartial trial in this county,
ie The supreme court declined to Interfere.
The trial was set for February 20 and
was postponed until the 27fh. when It
was again postponed until Monday of
>y last week.
re Unearthed by the Discovery or the
10 Body ol'a "Wealthy Maiden Lady in
iff a AVell.
*e PAXA, 111., April 21 .-The mutilated
?? hotly of Miss Jane Brunot, a wealthy
11 woman of advaaced years, was found
}" early to-day in a well on the Brunot
is farm near here, and an hour later the
ts dead woman's sister-in-law. Mrs. Anna
* Brunot, the latter's nineteen-year-old
son Henry, and Frederick Sibley were ^
arrested, charged with the woman's
i- murder. Miss Brunot lived at Danna,
.(1 I?id.. and. the police declare, was de[H
coyed to the barn of her brother's widow
and shot to death In the garret of the
farmhouse. The murder Is supposed to
Is have been committed about April 1.
The body was carried to the well at
night and was not discovered until today.
The securing of the dead woman's
10 property is given as the motive for the
d crime.
t. Miss Brunot Is said to have taken to
^ the Brunot farm a valise containing
* $f?oo and many valuable papers. Young
' Brunot and Sibley disappeared about
Is April 1, taking the valine with them, act
cording to the pal lee, and have since
made several efforts to get deeds and
1 valuable from th?* dead woman's sls11
ter, who lives at Danna. Miss Brunot
e had not been seen since April 1. and a
two days' search resulted In the finding
of her body.
Mrs. Brunot is uleo charged with
d having killed with poison, her husband,
I,, two years ago. to get his life.* Insurance,
and younn Brunot and Sibley are
'* thought by the authorities to be the
P murderers of Mr.*. May Mclntyre, who
P was robbed and killed at Fluiham In
d February,
The Anicrlcnn Troops by Tliei
Persistence in not KcmaluiiiR
[u the First 011c the Rebels Wcr
Routed, Leaving Twelve
Dead on the Field.
fhe Insurgents Retreat WH\
Heavy Loss?Fate of Lieutenant
Gilmore and Others.
MANILA,April 21,10:45 p. m.?A fore
?f about 200 rebels yesterday afternooi
vttaeked the outposts of the "Wasbinp
;on regiment near Tagulg, south of Pa
sig and Pateros. Two companies iir
mediately engaged the enemy and ai!
ranced Into the open in skirmish orde
i ne reoeis were cncciccu ana routed ai
:er two hours fighting, leaving twelv
men killed on the Held and sever:
tvoundcd. The American troops als
jbtained possession of many Mnusr
'Hies and many other weapons. Tlut
\mericans were wounded.
At G o'clock this morning three coir
panics of the South Dakota regimer
marched from Bocave and, in conjunc
Jon with three companies of the Minr
sota regiment, from Guigulnto, nort
;jf Bocave, encountered a rebel fore
numbering fully 500 men, when tw
miles out. The enemy retired . thrc
nlles in fairly good order, in spite of th
ract that the rebels suffered heav
losses. The Americans, huvlng e>
liausted their ammunition, were con
Jelled to return to their camps.
The heat is intense. At noon tl
thermometer registered !)."? degrees an
the mercury was still rising. Thei
ivas several prostrations from the he:
imong the troops, but only one m:i
;vas wounded.
Later, the army tugs opened fire c
:he enemy along the river banks.
The rebels are unusually active, we:
jf Malolos, as far as Calumplt. The
have been busily at work on the
:renches and several new trenches ha\
ueen discovered within two miles of tl:
railroad. Fires are burnimr east of ti:
railroad ami It woulil appear that tli
rebels are evacuating the foot hi
owns, In anticipation of an attack upo
:he part of the American troops.
Of Lieutenant Gilmorc and the Font
teen Men of the Yorktown who Ac
cotupanied Him.
NEW YORK, April 21.?A dispatc
:o the Herald from Manila nays:
Admiral Dewey, in an interview tc
lay, said the expedition of the gunbon
i'orktowr. to Baler was purely to re?
me the Spanish soldiers and priest
ivho are being besieged In a churc
here. The soldiers refused to surren
Jer when ordered to lay down thel
irms by General Itlos at the time of th
Paris peace convention. Admire
Dewey did not know what had becom
)f Lieut. Gllmore and the fourteen me
n the launch. They had been sent t
sound the mouth of the river, but wen
jeyond the bend, out of sight of th
The supposition is that thc-y wer
aptured or killed by the Spaniards, a
he 400 insurgents who are beslegin
he Spanish garrison. Admiral Dewe
iecllned to say what steps he \voul
ake toward a punitive expedition.
General Rio?, the Spanish command
>r, when interviewed, said he did nc
hlnk (he garrison at Haler knew tha
ho war between the United States an
Spain had ended. He had sent an office
n January to tell the garrison to sur
ender. The garrison refused to sur
ender, either not believing the office
ir fenrlng they would be trapped b
he Insurgents. Since then Generr
iios has had no communication wit
he garrison, and this is the ilrst in
ormatlon he has had that the Spanis
Ing is still llying at "Baler,
lie thought the Americans were she
?t by the insurgents, as the Spaniard
hemselves are besieged, and have n
vay of getting to the river. Generc
Elios said he had not been consultei
General Rlos doubted whether the pre:
loaed change of Filipmos for Spanis
prisoners would succeed, as the lnsui
rents are holding the Spanlnrds In th
lope that It will help their cause. The
ire not seeking money. The lette
ontainlng General Rlos' Inst appeal t
Vgulnnldo said the relense of the Span
sh prisoners would create a bond c
sympathy between the Filipinos an
follow Fever Cases?Carlisis Aftc
Culmu Soldiers?Gomez Has a Lcvc
HAVANA, April 21.?Two new ease
n yeuow iever ueveiopea m iiiivnn
o-day, making live olllclally reportei
rhoro are no Americans among then
mil as far as is known at the otllc
>f the chief surgeon there Is only on
\merican In Cuba with the fever,
nan nnmed Blseomb. who had bee
.vorklng on a plantation near Pamll
an, Matanzas province. He Is a dla
:barged private.
The Carllsts arc moving throughou
he Island, and their agents are tryln
:o secure men. Thoy prefer the Cu
mil soldiers around Havana. Tester
lay one agent was openly offering SI
i month and a free passage to Spal
is inducements to join the army o
3on Carlos.
General Maximo Gomez is arrangln;
o publish to-morrow u list of paymrus
ers and assistants appointed at
neetlng held this evening. He wll
;ay. In connection therewith, thai
nvlng to the necessity of the cstab
ishment of a peaceful republic at th
earliest possible date, the only troop
leeded are those of the iutcrvoniuj
>ower, with the assistance of the rura
guards In Isolated districts. Therefore,
he will contend and instruct soldiers of
the Cuban army to disband and deliver
their arms to their officers who
will deposit thorn In a suitable receptacle
or museum, where they will bo
guarded as relies of a glorious strugfifle.
The men are then to go to work
Officials closo to Gomes say that if
lie were offered the presidency he
would probably nccept.
The Sixth Ohio reirlment Is expected
V to sail by the United States transport
Sedgwick from Cienfuegos to-night.
General Hates is awaiting orders to go
to the Philippines.
trend'of trade.
Financing of new Corporations Does
not Appear to AflTect lluHiness?A
Satisfactory Lull in the Iron Market.
c NEW YORK, April 21.?R. O. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade will
Nothing appears In business or In
money markets (o prevent continuanco
J of the heaviest trade ever transacted
at pood profits. The payment to Spain
is supposed to have caused some rise in
Torelgn exchange, which would amount
to nothing in any caao as balances due
from other countrlee more than' cover
the payment and advance bills against
Crops to come forward In July and later
c ?v111 soon be offered. Loans on Indusit
trial securities are still at higher rates
'r than on railway stocks, but on good
L_ commercial paper or railroad stocks moiiey
In/ample supply and at low
vates. Nor have stock operations caused
any appearance of pressure. Tho
r- llnanclngr of new corporations has passed
thus far with less trouble than had
e been feared, though the completion of
, some organizations Is hindered or has
failed. The usual time for ilnanclal
? troubles In the spring has passed and
t the usual alurm about crops has done lt?
;e work, and still industries aro undisturbed.
v.* ?v?? a 1?..
t- ?.v ?u? """""
lt The one hindrance In stock speculaHon
Is tho crops, but the better unolllclal
reports have supported inferences
h warranted by the heavy receipts from
the farms In the west and south. Far:e
mers do not send wheat or cotton to
o market In large- quantity when crops
:o anywhere near them are extensively
_ spoiled. "Wheat receipts have been
; 7,r.l 1,343 bushels, against B,206.643 last
year and In threo weeks of April and
> the improvement since April 1, is
i- worthy of note. Exports have fallen
off. amounting from both coasts to only
6,774,774 bushels. Hour included in three
10 weeks ago against 10,1)10,122 last year,
id and the price closed but half a cent
e higher than last week. Corn i* about
lt steady In price, with a decrease in exports
natural at this season. Cotton
.11 ......
iuoc v;i? .Mxjuu.iy wi?.H uie siuugmer or
Liverpool's shorts and closes un eighth
m higher.
Lull in Iron Market.
5t Nothing hut Industrial depression Is
y left to excite apprehensions, but the inir
dustrles are meeting something very
e unlike depression. The kind of lull that
10 appears 1n the iron market rejoices
- manufacturer?; because they are
ie.- crowded far ahead with orders. It
ie means very true that many buyers do
11 not want to contract far ahead at the
n high prices now asked, and also that '
many orders have been for a time withdrawn.
It also means that manufacturers
so crowded that little new business
can be taken, are anxious to get nearer
the end of their engagements before lixing
prices for the future. Almost nothr
i?ig Is done in pig, though southern is
.. s;old largely at Chicago and Pittsburgh.
Heavy demands for bars to be used in
car and other works cannot be met at
h Chicago, i^late mills there and elsewhere
are refusing orders; contracts for 8,000
to 10,000 tons structural work at Plttsburgh
and some at Chicago are taken,
though many orders are deferred- and
i- sheets are less active because the
s works are generally too crowded. The
h cokc production is still close to tho
maximum. London speculation lifted
tin to 25ftc in i?plte of 4,440 tons arrived
r here, and copper Is very strong and
e scarce at lS'^c for lake, with 500 tons
L1 brought back from Europe, though tho
United States production was only,
21,MS tons in March.
"Wool Selling Freely.
? Men who have held wool s^flly for
' ? more than a year ore selling freely at
bottom prices, admittedly the lowest of
the year. Sales at the threo chief mnrc
kets In two weeks have been 23.204,2S5
? pounds, of which 17.937,5S5 were domes~
tic. against 3:",900,100 pounds In 1S32.
j Territory wool, 200,000 pounds was sold
for export to England, and 1,250,000
i. Australian in bond, which has been
jf held here fifteen months, fine wool bet
inff very high there, while cross-bred is
j so low thnt lt can now be imported.
r With assurance of better prospects for
_ goods woolen manufacturers are walt -
ing for the effects of various combinar
lions. The demand is not at present
y especially inrgo and considerable npil
chinery Is idle.
h Failures tor the week have been 1S4 in
i- the United States, against 204 last year,
li and 22 in Canada, against 20 last year.
o Testimony on Belmlt* of Dcfcnso has
jl Been Concluded.
.I CANTON, Ohio, April 21.?The testlh
mony on behalf of the defense In tho
trial of Mrs. George for the murder of
y George D. Saxton was concluded tor
day. A brief cross-examination, by.
o agreement, will be conducted to-mori
row, and then testimony in rebuttal
if will be offered. The arguments will
d likely be commenced Monday, nnd will
occupy at least two days. Tho Jury
will probably be charged .Wednesday
The features of to-day's session were
the calling of Sample C. George, forr
mer husband of the defendant; an at,i
tempt to prove an alibi for Mrs. George
and the effort to imppnch the testimony
of Mrs. Eckroate, who claims to
s have recognized Mrs. George in the act
a of shooting Saxton.
Movements of Steamships.
' LONDON'?Mamuette. Now York.
9 LIVERPOOL/?Belgonland, PhHadelo
phi a.
11 NEW YORK?Hckla, from Copenhan
AMSTERDAM?Arrived: Amster
dam, Now York.
it Weather Forecast for To-day.
K For West Virginia: Increasing cloudiness
- Saturday; cooler and ruin by Saturday
- night; northeasterly winds; probably rain
S Sunday.
? l*or western Pennsylvania: Increasing
. cloudiness, with rain and cooler by Saturday
night; fresh northcasrly winds; probuldy
rain Sunday.
?" For Ohio: Italn and cooler Saturday;
- frosh northeasrly winds; probably ruin,
ii followed by fair weather Sunday.
II Local Temperature.
Tho temperature yesterday, as observed
* by ?\ Sohnopf, drugglBt, corner Market
e and Fourteenth streets, was as follows:
s 7 a. in MS p. m S3
? 9 a. m CP! 7 p. m 7$
.1 Ll iiu Sltojatlicp-Falc.

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