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? Tri ,fnXTnAV TfTKP lfi 1900 PRICE TWO CENTS.jwvifctSm
ftnav. Piatt And Others Said
Senator II
Deliver Boom Neatly Handled by 1
Chances Good in Case the Ni
and Blis$ Oat of the Race and w
didacy a Joke-Boom for Elkim
West Virginia Delegation Arrives
1 - a. ru.. n.in.,nj c?,
somesi iii iue wnj^i/biajcu lui
From a Staff Correspondent. i g
PHILADELPHIA,June 17.?The West | t.
Virginia delegation arrived to-night at jlt:
7 o'clock, and are quartered at the Key- j
gtone hotel. The trip from Cumber- |
land, after the long delay told of in de- j ^
tail elsewhere, was without Incident. Ah j
may be Imagined, the delegation are I
tired and travel stained, after their trip '
of nearly twenty-seven hours from
Wheeling, but everybody is In good Y
shape, and anticipating with pleasure t!
the assembling of the convention Tues- p
day. n
When the delegation, some forty a
strong,arrived at their hotel, they found h
Senator Scott, Private Secretary John n
Steele, Will McMechen and Colonel John f
Bodley, lined up In front of the host- v
lcry, and who extended to the arrivals t
*u~ rrrnofIncra ThrOlIffh the I D
HIV HUllllVoi */?. O - .
efforts of Senator Scott, whoso Influence a
appears second only to that of Mr. Han- ^
na, tickets have been provided for every p
Wsst Virginian here and for all yet to h
come, an achievement that probably 1
has not been equaled by any other na- 1
cional committeeman. n
Boom Gaining for Roosevelt. a
Senator Scott, when asked by the In- n
telllgencer for an estimate of the Vice c
Presidential nomination, replied that ^
the boom for Roosevelt had been gain- n
ir.g ground, and that It apparently had v
the support of both Quay and Piatt. The s
situation, however, is quite complicated
and no one Is qualified to say who will
win. J'DolIlver, of Iowa," said the senator,
"Is making headway, but sent!ment
seemed to call for the nomination
of an eastern man. Roosevelt seems to ?
It . - ?
nave ine can lu-uifim. ^
The boom for Senator Elklns, as vice
residential candidate, arrived with the e
West Virginia delegation, and Elklns ^
badges adorn the breasts of all the r
Mountain State men. So far, however, g,
th* senior senator has not endorsed the t]
action of his friends, in the uso of his p
name, and the ultimate attitude of the g
delegation will not be definitely deter- c
mined until its meeting Monday mornIng,
at the Stratford, when Its chairman n
Is lo be chosen. ^
The West Virginia Headquarters. tl
The West Virginia headquarters, In p
th-! large and handsomely furnished s>
ground floor parlor of the Stratford, Is a
conccded to be the best In the city, and i?
Senator Scott and Colonel Horkheimer t!
nre freely congratulated upon the en- 'I
terprlse and good Judgement displayed k
In the selection they made. Here mail v
and telegrams for all West Virginians o
attending the convention are received,
and copies of the Intelligencer each day. tl
Among West Virginians here from tl
out in the state, nro W. II. II. Ilolswade, e
of Huntington, a former Democrat, who li
Is an assistant sergt unt-at-larms; Dele- 0
gat" Gene Campbell, of Huntington; Al- w
t'.rnate T. H. McClure, of Wayne; Dele- tl
gate W .W. Monroe, of Parkersburg;
It. A. Griggs, of Point Pleasant, an alternate,
and others. j
Among those who boarded the Wheel- M
lng special out In the state were General
Curtln, the First district's delegate at C|
large; F, H. Blake, Moundsville, alter- ^
nate from the First district; Amos v
Hrlght, Senator W. F. Morrison and P. p
Berry, of Braxton county; J. 13. n
Bailey, of Grafton; J. C. Parkinson,Col. c
J. B. Hooten, Thoman Hornbrook and jr
A. L. Hooten, of Moundavllle. v
R. M. A. G
Of the Weat Virginia D?legation. f
Scott to be Re-elected National ,,
Committeeman. n
l'rom a KtafT Correspondent. h
PHILADELPHIA^ Pa., Juno ?i.?.At tl
the rncplinir of the dr>lnratlon Mondny
morning1, General George "W. Curtln "
win be chosen chairman, a selection l)
that in received with enthusiasm tonight.
The d<-l"gat|on will ulso chooHo
the state's member of the national com- F<
tnlttee and there In no opposition to thn
ri- 'h-ctlon of Senator Scott, whose '
work on tho committee has reflected
credit upon the state.
To-night jt I? the general understand- "
Ing that the niklns candidacy will bp 11
pushf i for k'-r-x'H Senator Elklns will
arrive In the morning and the only contingency
that will puncture the boom ti
'he senator's distinct and unequlvo- ?
"?i refuoal to accept. Governor Atkln- p
'" n will arrive from Charleston In the ci
morning. Mr. James K. llaM carfe In I'
f"'Tji Washington to-night and Isn't t'
11 Itlng any of tbe In ttiln bin town K
To Be Combining Against
[is Western Supporters, And Hi:
ew Yorker is Shelved-Allisoi
ould Not Serve?WoodrnfFs Can
> Not Endorsed by the Senator-Their
Headquarters the Hand
oute by a Freight Wreck.
row under hla feet. His hustling lieu
enant, Charley Henning, is "there o:
hereabouts." It. M. A.
n the Quaker City Over the Sabbat]
Day?Quests Had Little Liqui<
Refreshments?Roosevelt the Heri
of the Hour.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 17.V'lth
the Republican national conven
Ion forty-eight hours ahead, Philadel
hla to-day resembled a convention clt:
bout as much as an ordinary towi
leetlng resembles a riot. Usually witl
national convention near at hand thi
otel corridors are packed with people
larchlr.g clubs are parading th
treets, the air is filled with blare o
ands, sensational rumors are every
.'here and the din and confusion an
errlfic. To-day the quiet of Philadel
hla was unbroken by a single cheer o
HIT.hi1 <u mumc. aim? ncimici ?>? ?
ponslble for much of It. Jupiter Pluv
us did his worst. Tho rain god slm
]y would not be precipitated. All nigh
ie drenched the city until It seeme<
hat his reservoirs must run dry. Bu
he supply held out nearly all day. To
rard night he showed signs of wearl
ess, but the heavens continued to ooz,
nd drip as though the last drop o
lolsture was to be squeezed from thi
louds. Tho flags and bunting wltl
rhlch thp hotels, clubs, stores anc
ouses had been decorated hung wet
mp and lifeless and the delegates anc
Isltors wander aimlessly through thi
llppery, deserted streets.
Turned on tho Electric Lights.
So heavy and dispiriting was thi
loom that tho electric lights weri
urncd on In, the hotels, but even the!:
lare could not dispel tho depression
,dd to the Influence of the weather thi
ict that the rules of a Quaker Sabbatl
re enforced here, ana tne picture u
omplete. A little artificial stlmulatloi
light have produced some cheer, bu
'hlladolphla will not be disturbed 01
unday, and her guests were left t<
ticlr own devices. Not even a natlona
onvontlon was allowed to Invade th:
anctlty of the day. A king's ranson
ould procure nothing more exhlllarat
lg than lemonade and lemonade hai
o power to fortify the blood agalns
he Inclemency of a storm. In the of
jrnoon the California delegation tool
Ity on the sodden crowds and dispose!
owe Pacific slope cheer on her owi
ccount. The hospitality of CalifornU
? traditional nt all national conven
ions, but never more so than to-duy
'hi; products of her vineyards* In cas
^ts with red, white and blue covers
rere simply Inexhaustible In the Col
nnade, where the Callfornlans live
yhen the news of what was going or
liere got abroad tho migration fron
he headquarters of other states re
ailed the trekking* of the days of '49
!vpry face was turned toward thi
iolden Gat? and seemingly everybodj
anted to live, at least temporarily, It
le bracing atmosphere of California.
Hotel Lobbies Become Animated,
As the skies brightened and the inlsi
lasalved toward evening, the news 01
rhut had been happening behind close<
oors In the rooms of the leaders be
ame noised about nnd the hot<*l lob
Ids became animated. The sltuatlor
rlth reference to the man who Is t(
tand with McKInlcy In the comlnf
ght suddenly grew Interesting and ex
Itlng. A real clash. In which pnrtj
aders were to struggle for mastery
as lmmJnent, was clearly outlined
Governor Roosevelt, whose dnshlng ca.
L?er and captivating personality appen
o tho Imagination of men, suddenlj
>omed up on the; horizon as the mos
)rmldable candidate for the vice pres.
lentlal nomination. Ever since th?
tunuhllcan clans have begun to gathei
ere Roosevelt has been hanging ovei
lie convention like tho shadow of thi
tan -on horseback. Ills uppearance Ir
,ie corrldorb of the hotels thus far, hn!
r-on the only thing which has stirrer
lie crowds to their depths. Mo aloni
as uncorked the enthusiasm and In
pi red a cheer. To-day when ho enterec
le Walton, plcturesquo and command
iff, wearing tha slouch hat which hai
een his only headgear since he returnrl
from Cuba, th?* crowds rose at hln
nd eddied about him like a awlrllnf
rle In their eagerness to greet him.
Rank and File for Roosevelt.
The rank and f!lr? hhvo only been desired
from proclaiming him an theli
hoica from the very first by hln renatod
announcement that he wiih not si
nndldate. To-day New York ani
onnsyivanln, the former with seventyivo
and tho latter with sixty-four deleuteu,
threw his banner to the breeze
The effect was magical. The rush to der
his standard resembled the Jumping of pro
needles to the side of a magnet. The
no i
. Ro<
' Pennsylvania In line, Followed by to
Several Other Large 8tatea?Quay den
and Piatt in the Combine. vel
L PHILADELPHIA, Juno 17.?The at- ?<"
t tentoln at both delegates and other 8'
- >4'i<
visiting politicians to-nignt J8 conceu- ? ???.
trated upon tho movement or the Intereat
of Governor Roosevelt as a vice lll0
presidential candidate. The Pcnnsylva- ttfn
nia delegation met early in the day and Ori
# it was aoon announced that tho state
delegation had taken a positive popltion est'
for the governor for the second place 011 Do!
the ticket. nor
5 This announcement was followed by _
the statement which was made upon ex
j cellent authority, that Col. Quay and jju1
Piatt and others are in sympathy with p
b him had held a conference last ^
night and ha/} decided upon a plan of
a campaign which was intended to bring
Roosevelt to the front as a candidate, w
a stampede the convention for hlin and org
force his acceptance of the nomination. t0 '
Committeeman Saunders in Evidence. ta(t
Among others who were taken Jnto prcj
the confidence of Quay and Piatt was wa{
. National Committeeman Saunders,who ^hc
P has been doing zealous work In bringing fav
over the inter-mountain state to the j^u
support of Roosevelt's candidacy. Sen- cur
aior ir'enrose.oi i-i.-nn?yivumu, ?? ??
ator Wolcott, of ColoraUo, are both In *in(]
the movement and the managers are pra
1 claiming the votes not only of the New P|ffl
1 York and Pennsylvania delegates, but con
) of California, Kansas, Nebraska. Colo- tlju
rado, Indiana and Illinois, as well as ?f gjat
. many others. AH this,of course. Is upon gec
. the supposition that favorite sons will j^or
. be eliminated from the fight. ^
f Colonel Quay announced himself as
, for Roosevelt because of his confidence j
u thit the governor's nomination would ^
L. assure the success of the Republican hon
,t ticket in November, but there are those Ilop
j - and they are not the enemies of the T
f cclonel?who announced this belief that jnt(.
. his position Is the result of antagonism yug
c on his part to secure Hanna, chairman
_ of the national committee. It Is also
r asserted that Quay still remembered the T
. fact that the Ohio senator had cast his m,r
. Influence against him in his recent ef- UR '
. fort to secure his old seat In the senate tor
t by gubernatorial appointment. Quay co1'
j did not admit the truth of these slate- 8tr(
'?tVir.fr. t!'nrn hmndiir fPfl- f^Sl
f IIll.II lO, .">U J II'b IUMV ???-4w
Euns for nominating Roosevelt. qua
Roosevelt Represents Piatt-Quay. J
p It wm also aserted by those in posi*
tlon to know, that Roosevelt's accept- tj,u
? ance in case of hi:: nomination wda as- tow
1 sured, but tills was not put upon strong- con
* er grounds than that Senator Piatt had f,
? given this assurance. There can be no the
1 doubt, however, regardless of Roose2
velt's own position, that he Is to be th?? Wh,
Piatt-Quay candidate and they feel safe for
In the confidence that he will not decline par
? the office If It Is forced upon him. not
2 The development of the movement In vjcc
r Roosevelt's b?half had the effect of str(
. bringing former Secretary Bliss con- me,
e spicuously forward as the opposing can- rp
i didate, and the fact was announced lato ope
s In the afternoon by those very close to tor
i him that he would accept If nominated. (jac
t From the first Senator I-Ianiia and his (j,e
i followers have advocated the nomlna- jjjj
of nit hoi* nilBR nr Alliiinn. Thu lat- nnn
I ter has made his declination absolutely gf?C|
. unequivocal, thus forcing 1311m to th?. x
front despite his own disinclination to an(j
accept the position. He repeated to-day t0 ^
his desire to be relieved of the lerponsi- tjor
billty. but his friends left him with the
knowledge that If the nomination should ^
be tendered It would not be declined.
Bliss Does Not Want to Serve. terf
"J don't want to say that I will nor clal
accept before the tender is made, for wis
that would he premnture," he said, "but dat
I do say for the hundredth time that I mai
hope the right man will be found for the his
place and that I will not ha asked to tha
serve. On the other hand," he added, of
after no little entreaty. "I will not say idei
thnt If nominated I would decline. I best
know of no American who has ever do- can
dined bo high an office and I bhall not Fal
say that I would do so." T
Upon this assurance Mr. Bliss' friends Colt
went forth with renewed courage. They less
1 accepted his declaration as a positive has!
Willingness 10 enter inu contest, uiiu ir?
they lout no time In letting tho fact be Vis!
t known. Tho Pensylvania delegation hen
f will meet to-morrow afternoon at 3 p. larfi
I m., when It Is understood a resolution oral
will bt? adopted declaring for Roosevelt, its
It Is stated that at least fifty-eight of tlori
the sixty-four delegatus from this state taki
will be for Roosevelt. Colonel Quay of t
this afternoon gave an Interview to the thn
/.fcnoclated Press In which he said: clflt
Pennsylvania for Roosevelt. for
"I do not know what Pennsylvania
will do as nil of the delegates have not A
yet arrived here. I have looked over ^nn
the situation and find there Is nothing
else In view except the election of Mc- nftt,
Klnley. I Intend to vote fur Oovernor pnn
Roosevelt for vice president. The elec- nf
tlon or defeat of McKlnley is a question gpG(
of $5,000,000 to Pennsylvania an 1 I will (?aj)
cost my vote on the vlco presidency in
thd Interest of my state to strengthen nrp
McKlnley. Dal
"I know nothing at all about what Is 1<n
going to happen In the convention. This Tf)
' is merely my Individual view."
In connection with the movement jjor
1 among the Pennaylvanlans to further r|,,|r
tho nomination of Roosevelt, Attorney 3(,n;
* General John P. Elkln, the lender of the
Quay forces In the state, mid; flni,]
i "A candidate for the vice presidency t)rn
c should bo nominated Who will strength- 8UC,
en the tlrket. The strongest candidate th(,
with the American people to-day In ,,lor
Th^odpre Roosevelt. lie Is th?* beat
vote setter, by fnr. of all the gentlemen
named for aocond place.
Idol of the Toung Bepubllcans. No
"Roosevelt Is the Idol of the young
Republicans of the whole country, and I'l
as governor of New York, he has do- the
tuonstrutcd that he posseaet a high or- era
of executive ability. He Is able,
gresslve, patriotic and conservative.
? Republicans of Pennsylvania are a
t In favor of his nomination. Our
?gatlon will vote for him and I have
floubt that he will be nominated. Col.
uievelt is too good a Republican not
accept the nomination If his party
lands It. With McIClnley and Roosel
as our standard 'bearers we wlU
;ep the country in November."
mntnr AMUnn arrlvptl about noon I
1 took quarters at the Aldlno hotel,
was aloneied during the greater part
:h<* day with prominent members of
party, una late In -iho afternoon atdud
a dinner given by Clement C.
scom, at his country place. The
ator announced before leaving for
, Grlacom's place that he was earnly
suportlng the candidacy of Mr.
Illver and that he hoped to see him
nlnated for vice president.
t in Case of a Break Will be
ound With the Brilliant New
Tork Governor. ^
HILADELPHIA, Pa., June 17.?The
ssachusetts delegation perfected its
anlzatlon to-day and also took steps
jet into dlrcct telephonic communl!on
with Secretary Long, to asceri
his wishes concerning the vice
sldentlal situation. This last move
. -omhbh na rather slicnlflcant.
> delegation is. to a man, strongly
orable to the secretary, and it wan
eved that co-operation could be seed
with the delegations of Maine,
v Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut
L Rhode iHlund, so as to secure a
ctlcally solid vote of the seventyit
New England delegates. Many
iblnatlons and possibilities were In
air, however, that a committee, coning
of Messrs. Shaw, Murray and
kwell was chosen to ascertain Mr.
ig'B wishes as to the presentation of
name. It was supposed he was at
shington and could be reached by
j distance telephone, but later It
eloped that he was at his summer
le at Bingham, Mass., where It was
ed to communicate with him later,
he delegation was also divided up
) committees, which started on can808
In behalf of the Long candidacy.
Scott Gets a Boom.
he West Virginians are fully deterled
to present one of their senators
i vice presidential candidate. SenaScott
first proposed a boom for his
eaguo, Mr. Elkins, but to-day a
>ng Scott sentiment began to mani;
itself at the West Virginia headrters.
The delegation at least wants
jlace one of them In nomination and
ipllment him with the state's vote.
or that there Js no definite choice
s far, although the tendencies are
ard Roosevelt or some other eastern
ho Michigan delegation arrived at
Walton and opened headquarters
i evening. D. H. Ferry, of Detroit,
) Is a candidate for the nomination
governor of Michigan, was with the
ty, and said that the delegation had
decided who to support for the
! presidency. There was, however, a
ing sentiment among the Michigan
1 for Dolllver.
he Nebraskn sentiment has develd
quite strongly In favor of SenaFairbanks'
vice presidential candly,
and such Influential members of
delegation as Senator Thurston iind
tor Rosewater regarding the Indl.
man say a movement Is on foot to
ire co-operntlon between a number
vesterH states, Including Nebraska,
a meeting may be held to-morrow
llseuss the advisability of united acNot
an Active Candidate.
r. Fairbanks hns received the over?s
from Nebraska, and other quar
( with expressions of earnest appre:lon,
but has said that he did not
h to be regarded us an active candle.
This linn prevented any systetlc
canvass In his behalf, although
friends are working on the theory
t the present state Is one
uncertainty on the vice presicy,
and It may be deemed
t to turn to a doubtful state for a
dldate. In which case they feel Mr.
rbunks will not resist their efforts,
he California headquarters at the
mnade are quite unique, showing
of bunting than of huge boxes,
kets and cratps of the many varletof
fruit which that state produces.
Itors were made welcome and the
ilqunrters became a rendezvous for
re crowds. The delegation held sevI
meetings during the day, feeling
way on the vice presidential quesi.
Although no formal action was
pn at the early meeting, members
he delegation said It was unlikely
t Irving M. Scott or any other Pa
coast candidate would be pressed
the vice presidency.
Stand for Bartlett Tripp.
round the Oregon and Washington
dquarters It Is said they will both
id for Martlet t Tripp until a nomllon
Is made. His name will be preted
by General James M. Asbton,
Washington, and the seconding
*ch will bi? made by Wallace Mcumnnt.
of Oregon. Besides the slxi
votes of then" two states there
claimed for him: Utah, 6; North
cota, 6; South Dakota. 8, and Alas
imes E. Boyd, delegHto-at-lnrge and
fiber of the national committee from
th Carolina, ?ald to-night that tho
igatlon from hlH Btato Ib a unit for
ator Prltchard for vlco president,
lonntor Prltchard la our candidate,"
I Mr. Tloyd, "and tho dolegntes have
i Instructed for him. We might
:ced In nominating him. It In time
south was represented on the prositlal
Going; 'Round tho Bush, But
Clean Cut and Emphatic.
UILADKLPHJA, Pa.. Juno 17.?For
first time Blnce the Republican leadbegau
to assemble in Philadelphia i
there has to-day been some earnest ,
work upon the platform, and a draft
has been completed which. It la believed,
will receive the approval of the
convention. This document was prepared
In part, before coming to Philadelphia
by Postmaster General Smith,
and It Is understood that It was submitted
to the Preeldent for his Inspection
and approval before Mr. Smith left
Wushlngton. Mr. Smith was In consul- j
tatlon during the greater part of the
afternoon with Senator Poraker, who.
It la understood, will be chairman of
the committee on resolutions. The I
senator has himself given considerable
attention to the prcpuration of the declaration
of principles and he added considerably
to Mr. Smith's draft.
Platform Clear Gut and Emphatic.
The Instrument as so far prepared is
of considerable length* but very clearcut
and emphatic in Its enunciations. It
begins by calling attention to the promises
that were made in the St. Louis
convention of 1896 and after enumerat- I
ing them, declares that faith has been 1
kept in almost every instance, as is i
shown by the statutes which the last <
Congress added to the laws of the 1
country. Especial attention Is called to 1
the fact that the platform of 1896 pro- i
mlsed that the country should bo put ]
upon the gold standard and that this <
pledge has been faithfully maintained. '
There is a clear and distinct declara- ?
tlon for the maintenance of this stand- 1
ard, and the resolutions so far prepared t
mako no reference to bl-metallism. The <
resolutions also contain xnc usual aeclaratlon
for a protective tariff.
The President's policy with reference
to the Philippines is endorsed throughout
and his conduct of the war with
Spain Is upheld In the strongest terms
of commendation and praise. The
President's course on the Boer-British
entanglement Is also'endorsed and attention
Is called to the fact that under
his guidance the United States has
been the only nation to offer intervention
between the warring nations. The
President also comes in for praise because
erf his attitude in The Hague
peace conference, and the administration
Is especially commended for its
position and Its accomplishment In the
matter of an open door to China.
H. H. Hnnna, who Is credited with the
authorship of the gold standard bill,
was in conference with Mr. Smith and
Mr. Foraker for some time to-day,
with reference to the financial plank of
the platform. He Is especially anxious
that this plank should be unequivocal
in its language and that no concession
should be made to the silver Interest.
The representatives from the western
states are nnfagonte/ng: htm somewhat
on this subject, but Mr. Hanna expresses
confidence that no concession
will bo made*.
A Serious Wreck East of Cumberland
Stops the Convention Train.
From a Staff Correspondent.
CUMBERLAND. Md., June 17.-The
"McICInley and Elkins" special hns
been held up several hours by a bad
freight wreck at Green Spring, thirteen
miles east of Cumberland, which
occurred about midnight. The first section
of a freight train had stopped at
Green Spring for water, and through a
misunderstanding the second section
crashed Into the caboose of the first, Injuring
two trainmen, the conductor and
one of the brskemon. The convention |
train was held up by slgnr.ls at 2 a. m.
and remained stalled until 7, when orders
came to run this and another east
bound passenRer train that had anrlv- \
ed In the meantime, back to Cumberland
for breakfast. It Is not expected
that Philadelphia will now be reached
before 8 or 9 o'clock to-night. The I
crowd Is disappointed but good natured
and ready to make the best of the situation.
Tho Conductor Dead. ]
The conductor, Injured In the wreck, ^
died while the Wheeling train was hold i
up. Before this there was an effort to I
get a physician from the train, but i
there was none, -and the poor fellow Is t
said to have passed away suffering tho s
most fearful agonies, and with only a ?
drink of whisky from a passenger's t
flask to lessen them. The accident cast t
a decided damper upon the part. 1
The launching of the Elklns boom,
which was brought about ut Wheeling \
only an hour or two before the depart- i
ure for the convention city, was th* ^
principal topto of conversation Inst f
night and again thin morning on the i
train, and everybody?-delegate, alter- i
nate and "rooter"?la determined to do
everything possible at Philadelphia to t
bring to West Virginia the honor of c
being the first southern state recognl*- <
ed on the Republican presidential tick- <
et. i
Created a Favorable Impression. 1
At Moundsvllle, Cameron, Manning- *
ton, Fairmont and Grafton the Klklns
boom and Its Wheeling boomers created
a most favorable Impression Inst night,
and enthusiastic cheers for "Steve" Elklns
wore frequently heard. "
One of the delegates to the conven- J
tlon, however, said to the writer this
morning that he hoped Senator Klklns
would not consent to the use of his '
name In connection wlrh the vice
presidential nomination. "Wp need Mr.
Hiking as our cnndldate for senator In ^
order to Insuro the carrying of the legMature
thin fall," Kald the delegate. J
and tills was Ills only reason for not
Joining In#the general denim that the c
senior West Virginia senator might sacure
the nomination that Is bothering
the wise ones at Philadelphia to-day. *
R. M. A. 1
Miss Qrldley to be Married.
CLEVELAND. O.. June 17.?The engagement
of Miss Kntherlne Vincent ,
Qrldley, of Eric. Pa., to Mr. Lewis J. r
Buddy, Jr.. of this city, In announced.
Miss Qrldley Is the daughter of the lati> j
Captain Charles V. Orldley, of thr
cruiser Olympla, and Mr. Buddy Is art
eUltur of. the Cbuutauuuan Muguzlne. j
(To Word From MlnUter Cougar or
the Missionaries In Chintz-Admiral
Kempff Alio Silent
en (hoot Any Communication From
the Front ? Cablegram Never
Beached the Yorktown.
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 17.?The
third day passed here without a single
line ot news from any official source re
sporting the critical situation in China.
All day the telegraph office* at the
white house nnd in the state, war and
navy departments were manned, but no
vord came. Inquiries of the cable companies
showed that not only were the
sommunications by wire with Pekin,
Paku, Tien Tsin and all Northern China
tuspended, but the notices conveyed llt;Ie
encouragement for the hope that
hey would be soon re-opened. The war
lepartment early in the day received
the following message from the Western
Union headquarters at New York:
"The only news f*6m the east to-day,
!s a notice of the interruption of the
3reat Northern lines between Blago>
ivestchcnsk and Tschita, which cuts off
ill communication with China and Japan
via that route."
The line referred to is a land wire
running out of Pekln to Tschtta to the
lorth and connecting with the Russian
Siberian system. Thence land wires rum
through Korean and by a short cable
icross to Nagasaki, Japan.
The navy department during the day
nade an effort to reach Admiral Kempft
**<? flnoohln KownrU lit Tflkll forte.
it the mouth of the Pel-Ho river. A
cablegram was addressed to the com
nander of the United States steamship
ITorktown at Chefoo, the nearest treaty
port to Taku, on the northern side of
the Shantung peniuBula repeating the
nessage Indited to Admiral Kempff last
Thursday, Inquiring as to his situation,
the condition at Pekln at last report
and Into his need for more men and
ships, and directing the commander to
take the message at once to Taku and
return with the answer. The departnent
is now pretty veil assured that
he original message never reached Adniral
Kempff. The department does
lot know whether the message to Che'oo
can be delivered, but made the effort.
From Chefoo to Taku Is only a
tingle day's run for the Yorktown, to
:hat an answer from Admiral Kempff
should be received by Monday night, if
Chefoo can be reached to-day.
Falling this effort, resort will be
ipceuiiy iiuu iu (aiici iiicaoui cp, u m hid
neantlme word Is not received from
jome one in authority In China. Just
>vhat course will be followed Is not yet
Sailed for China.
MANILA, June 17.?The gunboat
Concord, with marines aboard, has sall>d
under sealed orders, supposedly for
The British cruiser Buena Ventura
ins sailed for Hong Kong with troops,
ind stores for Hong Kong and Tien
Df Hall, Wind and Bain Strikes ft
Burlington Train?Passengers Bad
ly Frightened.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 17.?The
Burlington passenger train from Denver,
reached the union depot in a badly
vrecked condition, having passed
:hrough one of the Rnverest hail, wind
ind rata storms which railroad men say
hey over encountered. The storm
truck the train forty miles west of St.
loseph, Mo., In an open piece of counry,
and the engineer threw open the
hrottle in the hope of running away
rom it.
The train was filled with people and
vlld excitement prevailed. With the
vind and rain came hail and every
vlndow in the north glde of the sleep>r,
three coaches and one mall car, wa?
tmnshnd. Mnnv of tho casacneera
vere cut by flying glass.
Water poured In through the windows
ind fairly flooded the cars. The mail
lcrkH climbed up near the roof of their
ar to keep dry. Much of the mall matter
was damaged by water.-. Tho cars
ind Hleepcrs were damaged to the ex:cnt
of JGOO. Every window In the engine
cub was smashed by the hall.
Reported Murder Not Confirmed.
PARIS, June 17.?A. cablegram received
to-day from the French consul
it Hong Kong dors not mention tho
eported murder of the German mlnlser
at Pekln or the reported destruction
>f the legations there. The French coniuI
at Tien Tsln telegraphs that the
European detachments sent to Pekln
ire advancing very slowly. In the reent
rioting In P?'kln the consul reports
he boxers burned the Protestant Epls
opal establishments in the Chinese
own. All is quiet In the French conirsslons.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia and Western Penn*
lylvanla?Pair Monday; showers Tuesday;
>rlsk east to northeast winds.
For Ohio?Partly cloudy Monday, with
(bowers In southwest portion; shower#
ruesday; brink northcustorly winds.
Locnl Temperature.
The temperature Saturday as observed
>y c. Schnopf. druggist. corner Market
ihd Fourteenth atrrein, was a.n follows;
7 a. m I 3 p. Trt
!? a. m 7 ii. m 10
2 m 70 i Weather?Chang'le.
7 a. m 70 I 9 p. m 7H
9 ii. m 7:i I 7 p. m 77
2 m 77 I Weather?Fair,

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