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: B HEELING. ^V. YA.. SATURDAY SEPTEM 1. ^OO. ~ ; HUM TWO OTmHIfflMa ,
iLtvtK IViUVt
WAS MADE BY
THIS COUNTRY
In Assuming tho Leadership Prescribing
the Policy of the Powers
in Chinese Trouble.
RUSSIAVIEWED WITH SUSPICION
rSeems Too Anxious to Leavo the
Confines of China?No Word from
the Other Powers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.-Tho Russian
note relative to the withdrawal of
Russia fropi China and the United
States' response thereto were made
public to-day by the state rnpartment,
niter the cabinet had fully considered
the expediency of so doing. Tho correspondence
Is unique in tho history of
diplomatic exchange. It may be Bald
to illustrate a clover move by which the
United States government again has assumed
tho lead In prescribing the policy
of the powers respecting the Chinese
trouble. This was accomplished by the
6tate department availing Itself of the
Russian note to the powers on inquiry
us to their policy, an answer to which
scarcely can be avoided. Various meanings
may be placed upon the statements
of the two points to this correspondence.
Thus, on the one hand. It may be
noted that while Russia announces a
purpose to withdraw her troops from
China, still, as to the occupying force
at Nlu Chwang a condition is attached
that almost negatives the proposition
as to that point. Respecting our own
attitude, It appears that, while believing
the best course to pursue is to remain
in Pekln, our government 13 still
Willing to withdraw.
Deal With a Free Hand.
i Perhaps this means if thero Is to be
separate action by the powers In China,
the United States proposes to deal with
the situation A-ith a free hand. It may
be noted, in connection with our withdrawal
statement that, whereas Russia
proposes to withdraw from China, our
offer Is to withdraw only from Pekln.
A significant fact in this connection i3
that General Chaffee, who .is well advised
of the situation, having several
days ago been directed to prepare for
Just such an emergency as that precipitated
by the Russian action, continues
his preparations for wintering
the American troops in China. Indeed,
unless the men are afloat and out of
the Per Ho wllM??> ii,i * Iff1 H fry are
likely to remain in China perforce, being
ice bound. General Chaffee was
further advised to-day of the developments
In the situation, a comprehensive
statement of tho points In the RussoAmerican
correspondence being cabled
to him for his guidance. As bearing
further on the prospects of the future
It may be noted the war department
officials state that the government
has not considered the- question
of the evacuation of China.
England Will Consider.
It scarcely Is expected that even with
the aid of the cables a complete accord
can be reached upon this last proposition
immediately. Up to the close of
the official day only two comunlcations
have been received in consequence of our
last note. One was from the British
foreign office, through the American
ambassador, stating that Lord Sailsbury
was absent from London, and
merely prominlhg consideration for the
note. The German response was
through Mr. Jackson and was equally
Inconclusive, Indicating a wish on the
part of the German government for
time to consider the proposition. The
officials here say that they are satisfied
that Japan, at least, is fully in accord
with our objects as set out In the note
and rather expect an early answer
from the government of that country.
Franco has not hr>r?n honH frnm oil th5a
point, her last communication relating
entirely; to the matter of LI Hung
Chang's status.
French Answer Like Ours.
The full text of the French government's
answer to LI Hung Chang's
pcace proposals of August 19 anil 21 has
just been received here. It proves to be
almost Identical In language with the
reply of the American government,
which laid down as a preliminary to
pcace overtures, that security In the
Chinese capital and a responsible government
bo ostahllHhed.
It has developed In the course of the
careful consideration which ofllclalo
have given LI Hung Chang's credentials
that they were Issued by the Empress
Dowager, and not by the Emperor,
Kwang Tcu. This may have an Important
bearing on the subject, as It opens
up the authority of the Empress Dowager
since the coup d ctat of September
9, 1893, when sho took the reins of
power from the hands of the emperor.
It Involves also the Issues between the
Emprcsn Dowager, who Is antl foreign,
and the emperor, who Is pro-foreign.
BUM a further consideration is the Russian
sympathies entertained by the Empress
Dowager, as against the British
I sympathies held by the emperor. This
far, however, thorn has been no <iuesitlonlng
of the credentials on any of the
personal grounds mentioned, although
! they ?re forcible' In shaping the action
I ^ of the several powers.
GERMANY'S DECISION
*> tho Pivot of the Chinese Troublo.
Russia Takes the Wind Out of Her
Sails.
I.ONDON', Sept. 1.?1:20 n. m.-Jn (ho
wmiicc Of further new* from China the
ropers are nunln lilted with discussion*
" Uusso-Amtirlcun proposals which
'?r ?? may'bo gathered from tile
"Prescntationi 0{ opinions In thu var
lyuo European .capitals, are caicuiaiea
to subject the unity of the allies to an
exceedingly scvero and dangerous test.
In Germany, especially, these proposals
are so diametrically , opposed to
Emperor "William's policy that they
have produced something like consternation.
As the Dally News editorially
remarks, /'Count Von "Waldersee, -was
assuredly not sent to assist Iri.restoring
the Empress Dowager.'*
It Is recognized on all sides that Germany's
decision Is the pivot of the matter,
Emperor William Intended by
dispatching Count Von-"NValdersee to
have the master hand In the Chinese
settlement. Russia has taken the
wind out of that officer's sails, nnd 1b
now posing as the friend and protector
of China.
HOMELESS AT NOME '
To bo Brought Back on a Transport.
Reported That Trance'Has Acquiesced
in Our Note.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug..'31.?Tlio
regular Friday cabinet meeting was
hold to-day. The Chinese situation was
of course, the all Important, question,
but as the United States has now announced
her policy to the powers, no
further step is possible until the replies
aTe received. The question; therefore,
did not actually receive much consideration
at the meeting to-day..
Only two subjects besides that of
China were considered?the conducting
of several hundred thousands of destitute
miners at Cape Nome and of a
large number of Indian tribes In Alaska.
It was decided that the war department
should send a transport to
Cape Nome to bring back such of the
miners as are homeless and liable to
endanger the public welfare there this
winter by reason of their destitute condition.
It is believed that a large proportion
of those who flocked to Cape Nome
early in the spring, hoping to "strike it
rich," are stranded. Provisions and
clothing will be sent to the Indians,
who are said to be destitute. "When the
cabinet met to-day, so far as known,
but one reply to our note had been, re
?.civcu. ah to is uuiu x* lauiL' una .expressed,
so it is said, complete acquiescence
In the American view of the situation.
THROUGH A DRAWBRIDGE
Into the Rougo River Leaped a
Freight Train?Crews Escape.
DETROIT. Mich., Aug. 31.?Two Wabash
locomotives and the three freight
cars of "Wabash fast, eastern freight
train No. 0, plunged through an open
drawbridge Into the Rouge river at Delray
at C a. m., to-day. The engine
crews had remarkably narrow escapes
and no one was Injured. The heavy
train approached the bridge too rapidly
to be controlled. The rule Is to stop 100
yards from the bridge unless signalled
otherwise. Engineers Wagner and MoNab
say that the signal Indicated to
come ahead. The bridge tender avers
that the signal was set to stop. The
engineer and fireman of,the head engine
Jumped off easily. The men on
Engine 2 narrowly got out through the
tender gangway. The bottom of the
Rouge Is very soft and the engines have
sunk out of sight. Wabash trains arc
nasstnrr over thr? Mlnhlirnn fpntm!
the approach to the Wabash bridge Is
blocked.
CARNAHAN'S APPOINTMENT
Confirmed by the Supreme Lodge of
Knights of Pythias.
DETROIT, August 31.?The supreme
lodge, Knights of Pythias, to-day confirmed
the reappointment of General
James R. Carnahan, of Indianapolis, as
major general, commanding the uniform
rank. The following members of
the board of control were elected:
L. G. Aldrlch, of Mississippi; C. P. S.
Neal, of Indiana, and John A. Harvey,
of Illinois. The rest of thi session was
devoted to the Introduction and discussion
of bills and amendments.' The
Rathbone Sisters, at their first session
to-day, elected three of their supreme
oillcers, as follows:
Supreme Chief, Mrs. Dell Glazier,
Iowa; supreme senior chief, Dell Qulnlan,
of Illinois: supreme Junior chief,
Mrs. Llda A. Monroe, of California.
Law Student Pound Dead.
NEW YORK. Aug. 31.?B. Franklin
Mertz, twenty-five years old, a law
student of Columbia University, was
found dead In his bed to-day. Mertz
came to New York from Detroit, Mich.,
about six weeks ngo. Thursday evening
Jie ate a very hearty meal and retired
to his room, apparently In the best
of health and spirits. It was said at
the hospital where his body was taken,
that he died from natural causes.
Remarkablo Man.
riTTSnURGH, Pa., August SI,?
Louis Goodman, a Russian pack peddler.
died at his homo tn-<lnv tmm tvm
effocts of a cold, aged IOC years lie name
to this city when he was sixty years of
ago, und worked steudlly until ho was
104 . Ho never consulted a physician
nor took any medicine In his life. He
was married four times, the last time
when ho was ninety-four. His wife
survives him. nged sixty-two. Mr.
Goodman was born In the town of Sane,
province of 8uvolk, Russia, In 1731.
Scott Will be in Chargo.
NEW YORK, August 31.?Senator N.
B. Scott will be In charge of the Republican
national headquarters while
Chulrman Jlnnna In In Chicago. Perry
B. Heath, now In Chicago, will return,
and remain hero until Mr. Hanna comes
baok. Mr. Franklin Murphy, the New
Jersey member of the nntlonal committee,
will be at his desk at hendquarters
on 1?Ih return from Europe. SubChairman
Manley will be In Malno until
the middle of September.
Cans Wins In Third P,ound.
NEW YORK, Aug. ai.-Atctho BroadWay
Athletic Club to-night, the lust
series of bouts under the Horton law
woro brought to a conclusion by Joe
Cans, of BalUmoro, knocking out Dal
Hawkins,, of California,'In tlio third
round of a contest that was schedulud
to go twenty,*llve rounds, at 133 pounds.
AN AGREEMENT
BEING REACHED
BY THE POWERS.
Tlio American-Russian Proposal in
Favor of Romoving the
Allied Forces
FROM THE IMPERIAL CITY
Meets With Favor, and Will bo
Adopted?Li Hung Chang to bo
Retained as an Intermediary.
9
LONDON, Aug. 31.?The Associated
Press has official authority for announcing
that the American-Russian
proposal in favor of the withdrawal of
the tilled forces from Pckin, with the
view, of facilitating negotiations for the
conclusion of peace, has not only met
with considerable favor at European
.chancellories, but is almost certain to
be adopted. In the meanwhile the
question of employing LI Hung Chnng
as an intermediary is meeting with
more and more favor and as the Associated
Press has intimated in recent
dispatches, will In all probability, be
settled affirmatively, as soon as LI
Hung Chang Is able to obtain the necessary
authority.
Li to Remain at Shanghai.
The recent statement that the admirals
of the powers in Chinese waters
contemplated detaining LI Hung Chang
at Taku is devoid of foundation. LI
Hung Chan.? will remain at Shanghai,
endeavoring to the utmost to open communications
with his colleagues of the
Chinese government.
There is a growing conviction in official
circles here that-the withdrawal of
the allies from Pekln is the only practical
procedure' under the existing circumstances
and it Is believed the retention
of the allied forces at Pekln is liable
to raise further complications of a
dangerous character and unnecessarily
Irritate the Chinese populace.
There Is. however, no doubt In official
circles that it will bo necessary for
the powers to maintain their hold of
the Taku forts and certain other strategical
points until satisfactory terms
are arranged and ample guarantees
given by China for her future good behavior.
RUSSIA WILLING
To Quit China?Troops Needed. No
Longer?Our Reply* Satisfactory."
An Open Door and Reparation Will
be Demanded by Undo Sam.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Aug. 31.?The
state department has just made public
the text of the Russian proposal and its
own response, as follows:
Telegraphic Instruction sent to the
repreaemruivcs or me united amies in
Berlin, Vienna,' Paris, London, Home,
Toklo and St. Petersburg.
"Department of State,
"WASHINGT Aur. 29, !300.
"The Russian charge yesterday afternoon
made to mo an oral statement respecting
Russia's purposes in China, to
the following effect:
"That as aliendy repeatedly declared,
Russia has no designs of territorial acquisition
In China: that, equally with
other powers now operating there. Russia
has sought the safety of the legations
at Peking and to help the Chinese
government to repress the troubles:
that. Incidentally to necessary defensive
measures on the Russian border,
Russia has occupied Nieu Chwang
for military purposes, and as soon as
order 13 re-established will retire the
troops therefrom, if the action of the
other powers be no obstacle thereto;
that the purpose for which the various
governments have co-operated for the
relief of the It-gallons In Peking has
been accomplished; that, taking the
position that, as the Chinese government
has left Poking, there Js no need
for her representative to remain. Russia
has directed the Russian minister
to retire with his official personnel
from China;, that the Russian troops
will likewise be withdrawn, and that
when the government of China shall regain
the reins of government and afford
an authority with which the other
powers can deal, and will express a desire
to enter Into negotiations, the
Russian government will also name Its
representative. Holding these views
and purposes, Russia espressos hope
that the United States will share the
same opinion.
America's Reply.
"To this declaration our reply has
been made by the following memorandum:
"Memorandum In response to the
Russian charge's oral communication
made on August 28, 1300, to the acting
secretary of state, touching the purposes
of Russia In China:
"The government of thn United States
received with much satisfaction the reiterated
statement that Russia has no
designs of territorial acquisition in
China, and that, equally with the other
powers now operating In China, Russia
has sought the safety'of her legation
In Poking and to help the Chinese
government to repress the existing
troubles. The samo purposes havo
moved and will continue to control the
government of the United States, and
the frank declarations of Runsla In this
regard are in accord with those made
to the United States by the other powers.
All the powers, therefore, having
disclaimed any purpose to acquire any
part of China, and now that adherence
thereto has been renewed since relief
has reachad Poking, It ought not to be
dlfllcult by concurrent action through
negotiations to reach an amicable settlement
with China by which the treaty
rights of all the powers will be secured,
for the future, the open door assured,
ino imcrcHiB iuui property 01 loreiffn
citizens conserved, nnd full repnrntlon
mndo for wronps nnd Injuries suffered
by thorn.
Grcator Tart of China at Pence.
"Bo far ns we are ndvlsed, the crentcr
part of China In at pence nnd rnrneatly
desires In protect tho life and
property of all foreigners, nnd in several
of the provinces active nnd successful
effort* to supprr?n the Itoxers have
heen taken hy thfr viceroys, to whom we
huvo extended encouragement through
our consuls'and naval ofllcers. Thin
present rood relation should hu promoted
for the pence of China.
"JVlillo wc nKreo that the immndlato
object for which the military forces of
the powers have been co-operating, vis.,
the relief of the ministers ut Peking, 1
has been accomplished, there still remains
the other purposes, which all tho
powers havo In common, which are referred'to
In the communication of the
Russian charge, and which were specifically
enumerated In our note to the
powers of July 3.
"These are: To afford all possible
protection everywhere In China to foreign
Interests; to aid In preventing the
spread of the disorders to other pro- \
vlnces of the empire and a recurrence
of,such disorders; and to seek a solution
which may bring about permanent
safety and peace to China, preserve
Chinese territorial and admlnlBtiatlve
entity, protect all rights, guaranteed by
treaty and international law to friend- 1
J I'unvio, ?li? Diucjjuaiu IUI UiC WUHU.
the principle of equal and Impartial
trade with all parts of the Chinese empire.
Joint Occupation of Pckin.
"In our opinion these purposes could
best be attained by the .Joint occupation
of Peking under a definite understanding
between the powers until the ,|
Chinese government shall havo been reestablished
and shall be In a position to
enter Into new treaties with adequate
provisions for reparation and guaran- ;
ties of future protection. With the establishment
and recognition of such
authority, the United States would wish
to withdraw its military forces from
Peking and remit to the processes of
peaceful negotiation our lost demands.
"We consider, however, that a
continued occupation of Peking would
be Ineffective to produce the desired result,
unless all the powers unite therein
with entire harmony of purposes. Any
power which determined to withdraw
Its troops from Peking tMU necessarily
proceed thereafter to protect Its Interests
in China by Its own method, and
we think that this would make a general
withdrawal expedient. As to the
time and mannef* of withdrawal, we
think that, In view of the Imperfect
knowledge of the military situation resulting
from the Interruptions of telecrabhlc
communication, tho several
military commanders nt Poking should :
bo Instructed to confer and agree to- '
gether upon the withdrawal as a concentrated
movement, as they agreed upon *
the advance. ^
Commenced to Withdraw.
"The result of these considerations is r
that, unless there is such a general ex- f
pres&lon by tho powers in favor of con-. 1
tlnued occupation n3 to modify the t
views expressed by the government of r
Russia and lead to a general agreement .
for continued occupation, we shall give
Instructions to the commander of the
American forces in China to withdraw
our troops from Peking after due con- .
ference with the other commanders as
to the time and manner of withdrawal. 1
"The government of the United t
States Is much gratified by the assur- c
ance given by Russia that the occupation
of Nleu Chwang is for military c
purposes Incidental to the military steps
for the security of the Russia-i border t
province menaced by the Chinese, and c
that as soon as order shall be re-cstablished
Russia will retire her troops
from those places if the action of the t
other powers be not nn obstacle there- -\
to. No obstacle in this regard can
arise through any action of the United
Stales, whose policy is fixed ajid has t
been repeatedly proclaimed-..
? -* '
"Acting Secretary."
Tou will communlcati the foregoing c
to the minister of foreign affairs and In- c
vlte early consideration and response. >
STRETCHED HEMP.
1
Negro Passes Over thn Divide for v
Criminal Assault?An Aggravated ].
Case. j
BE LAIR, Md., Aug. 21.?William }
Black, colored, was hanged here at 7:41 j
o'clock this morning. He met death c
rvnu tuuMuiriuuiu vauiiiicr:.?) iuuiuui,ii j
he was plainly very nervous on his way j
to the scaffold, and has for several days
past been In a state bordering on complete
collapse.
IHack died for a criminal assault committed
on Miss Jessie Bradford, a fif- J
teen year old girl, who lived near Aberdu.n,
this county. The negro overpowered
her In a patch of woods on Febru- E
ary 21. A searching party was organized
and there is no doubt" the negro 1
would have beer, lynched if caught then f
but he made his way to Baltimore, ship- c
pod on a oyster boat and was caught f
down the bay . a few days later. His \
trial and conviction followed, and he ?
has been confined in the Baltimore city r
jail since then. s
Another Negro Lynched. ?
Meanwhile another negro, Louis Miller,
was lynched In Belair for a similar r
crime, and threats were made that P
Black would never die a legal death. 1
For this reason the sheriff of Hartford r
county took unusual precautions and a
company of militia was detailed to attend
the execution and preserve order. 11
As a further precaution the announce- 1
mcnt was made in the newspapers that P
the condemned man would be taken to a
Belair on a morning train and hanged c
soon after 10 o'clock h. m. Instead of d
carrying out this programme, the sher- *
Iff put him on a train which reached 1
bore from Baltimore shortly after mid- r
night Inst night, and hanged him this 1
morning beforo most of the people of P
Belair were out of their beds. *
SECRETARY HAY BETTER. n
uns jjocn. liuiiQ aicrc, dui mere isnu r
Oftuso for Apprehension. p
CONCORD, N. II.. Aug. 31.?Secretary n
of State Hay, who has been In poor e
health moat of the summer, and who Is
recuperating nt Lake Sunapce, continues
to Improve. The state of the o
secretary's health "has caused his o
friends some uneasiness. One week j
ago he was feeling quite ill and since g
then has been in bed part of the time. \
He Is able to be up again and his physl- fl
clan Hlatcs that there Is no cause for t
apprehension concerning him. d
* ' t
Virginia Hopublicana Nominato. F
VIRGIN I A, Nov., Aug. 31.?Tho Re- b
publican state convention to-day numl- r?
liated the following ticket: Congress- n
man, E. S. Farrlngton, of Elko; su- I
preme Judge, T, Reamer Coflln, Tho
platform endorses the administration
of President McKinley; protests o
against the Hurrendefing of the Phil- 'j
ipplncs; favors a protective tariff; stor- b
ago reservoirs; tho largest use of silver
as a money metal coinpatlblo with the
host interests of our government; con- ?
dernns trusts, und denounces disfranchisement
of negroes* 1
JOINT DEBATES
ARRANGED FOR
WHITE AND HOLT.
gubernatorial Candidates to Discuss
the Issues at Various Points
in tlio State.
WILL CLOSE IN WHEELING.
Agreement Signed by Authorized
Members of the Democratic and
Republican Committees.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKERSHURG, W. Vn., Aug. 31.?
iefinite arrangements for the series of
loint debates between Judge Holt and
Ion. A. B. "White, 'Wore made to-day,
jy the following agreement made and
jntcred Into by the Democratic cxecu;ivc
committee for the state of West
Virginia, for an l In behalf of Hon. John
I. Holt, the Democratic candidate for
jovernor, and the Republican executive
:ommlttcP for the state of West Virginia,
and for, and in behalf of Hon. A.
3. "White, the Republican candidate for
jovernor, with reference to the Joint delates
to be held between said cumulates.
Six Meetings.
There are to be six meetings held at
he ptnees and dates following: Blueleld,
Monday, October 1; Huntington,
ruesday, October 2; Hinton, "Wedneslay,
October 3; Parkorsburg, Thursday,
)ctober 4; Grafton, Friday, October 5;
kvneenng, oavurony, ucioour o.
Each candidate Is to have one hour
ind thirty minutes. The candidate
>penlng the debate will occupy one
lour and ten minutes, his opponent
hen to follow for one hour and thirty
ninut:s. The candidate opening will
hen close in twenty minutes.
Open Alternately.
It being" agreed tha-. at the opening
neeting, that Hon. John II. Ilolt open
he debnte at Blucfleld. and each nlernata
debate. The Hon. A. B. White
ipening the debate at Huntingtan and
iach alternate debate, thereafter.
All necessary local arrangements are
o be made by local county committees
>f each party acting Jointly.
Dated at Parkcrsburg, W. Va? this,
.ho 31st day or August, 1900. Signed,
E. Byrne, for the Democratic state
:ommittee, and Elliott Northcott, for
he Republican stati committer.
cfiolfowing ^'npp'ointments ' were
idded to-day by the Republican state
ixecutlve committee to Hon. A. B.
-Vhlte's Itinerary in this state: Sepember
12, French Creek, in the day,
luu .oui'ivimunuu iiv- iiijint, ofiJit'iiiuei3,
Fairmont; September 14, Berkeley
springs In the day, and Martlnsburg at
light; September 15, Charles Town:
September 17, Alderson In the day, and
^ewisburg at night; September IS,
rayettcvllle; September 19, St. Albans
n the day. and Charleston at ni^ht;
Jeptember 20, "Wlntleld In the day, and
'oint Pleasant at night; September 21,
Ripley.
ON THE ALERT
\ro the Republicans of Berkeley.
Opening Gun to be-Fired on Next
Tuesday.
jpcclal Dispatch to theTntelllsencer.
MARTINS BURG. W. Ya.. Aug. 31.-*
Cho first gun of the Republican camlalgn
In Eerkcley county will bs fired
in next Tuesday, September I, nnd
rom that time until November there
vlll be heavy cannonading In the ranks
if thn unrtv lr? nmmlv ?>...?
light the campaign will he opened by
peaklnff My Hon. O. S. "Williams, Unlitatea
ccnsul nt Manila, P. I.
The Republicans are planning to
nake the opening night of the cam>a!gn
one long to be remembered, and
his will bo an exciting and Inspiring
tight In Martlnsburg.
Republicanism Safe.
Republicanism Is still safe In Berkeey
county and many of the prominent
democrats are conceding that, the Retubllcans
will still control the county
if tor the fnll election. The light In the
:ounty, as well as throughout the entire
llstrlct, however, will be a closely conested
one. Never was there more lnerest
taken in politics and with the
nnny local issues along with the nalonal
Issues before the minds of the
icoplc, an exciting campulgn is looked
or.
The Republicans of the city will hold
. convention on Thursday, September
, at S o'clock, for the purpose of nomiintlng
two cnndldate for.justice ofthe
icnce, two candidates for constablo :
ml rnn.Hrlnloe
r? from the First and Second wards.
Time-Honored Custom Discarded.
The Democrats have dona away with
. time-honored custom In nominating
nndldatcs for the above named offices.
It Saturday's primaries to select dele;ntcs
to the county convention, they
oted for candidates for the minor ofIces.
The tally sheets were handed Ino
Democratic headquarters and toay
the executive committee announced
hat the following candidates had been 1
elected: For magistrates, W. 13. Colton
and Michael "NV. Rtordon: for con- 1
tables, Thomas W. Kcarns and Thoms
O. Flapg; for school commissioner, ,
1. L. Doll and A. F. Bent*.
It seems that tho Democrats havo S.
I. Felkor slated as the candidate to
pposc G. 1*. Itlner for the sheriffalty. 1
'ho Democratic county convention will '
io held next Saturday. 1
Strickon With Heart Trouble.
ipoolal Dispatch to tho Intelllccnccr. I
l'AHKERSBURO, "NV. Va., Aug. 31.? [
larrlson Shelby, ft fcoota? clerk rceld- ]
ing hero, was found lying In his car on
the Grafton accommodation, at Clarksburg,
yesterday, lie had had an attack
of heart trouble' and was unconscious.
His recovery Is,-doubtful.
HANNA" HELPS;
Tho Miners In Sewi^ing Trains to Attend
the Labor Parade of tho
Trades Assembly at^Steubenville.
Special Dispatch to tho Inti^lRcnccr.
STEUBENV1LLE, 0., Aig. 31.-Senator
M. A. Hanna helped the \ Trades
Assembly of this city out on its labor
parade and assisted , in securing a special
train on the Wheeling & Lake
Erie railroad for the 1,500 miners of
Long Run and Dlllonvalu.
The miners wanted to come and the
labor leaders were at their wit's end to
get them here for the parade, but were
unable to secure a train beeauso of . a
press on the pnsScnger train rolling
stock.
;-The.miners offered to conic in Gondolas,
when Senator Hanna was appealed
to, as he Is interested in the mintfs, and
he, sot "to work and secured tho train
irom ai.'T. JricrricK. ills action cnecKmated
thy talk by political agitators.
that the miners were prevented from
coming for political reasons.
TELEGRAMS BOILED DOWN.
The census bureau announces that
the'population of Quincy, 111., Is 36,252,
against 31,491 In 1S30.
The announcement of the death of
Lord Farnham, of London, made yesterday,
was erroneous.
The detachment of Kansas City firemen
on their way home from the ParIs
Exppsltlon visited Windsor Castle
yesterday.
The United States collier Caesar,
which Is on her way to the American
fleet in Chinese waters, has arrived at
Colombo, Ceylon.
The steamer Moana, Captain Carey,
which sailed from Sidney, X. S. W.,:
port, August 29, l'or San Franc' :co, has
on board ?2,750,000 in gold.
Sir John Bennett Lawes, noted for
his work in regard to practical and
scientific farming, is dead in London.
He was born December 28, 18H.
J. B. "Whitehead, of Chatham, Va?
was nominated for Congress by the
Republican?; of tho Fifth district, in
convention a; Martinsville; Va. Ho
was formerly a Democrat.
As n resui: of negotiations, Eider,
Dempster & Company, of London, /will
acquire a fleet of twenty-five steamers
belonging to* ths British and African
Steam Navigation Company, at a
cost of ?950,000.
A meeting of tho striker.? at Cardiff,
Wales,, yesterday, confirmed the action
or thelrcommlttee in agreeing to a resumption
of work, the company having
agreed to the demands of the strikers.
About 50,000 colliers went to work.
General Superintendent E. G. Bussell,
of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad Company, has resigned,
and Thomas E. Clark, superintendent
of the Scranton division of the
road, has been appointed to succeed
him. ' 7
It is reported that the miners in the
entire JelHco, Kentucky, district will
quit work to-day, demanding an advance
in wages. . The operators are
making no effort to secure other miners.
Several thousand miners will be
affected.
The battleship Oregon arrived at
Nagasaki, Japan, yesterday. She
eventually will return to the United
States for the complete repair of the
Iniurles sustained In her grounding,
but will first go to China.
An unconfirmed report is In circulation
that the Union Pacific express car
robbed by five men at Tipton, Wyoming1,
Wednesday'night, contained $100,000
in gold, destined to pay oft the soldiers
in the Philippines, and that the
robbers secured the whole shipment.
As the result of a panic, on an, electric
car at Silver Lake, a.suburban resort
of. Akron, Ohio, late last night,
one person was killed and three othern
Injured. The panic was caused by a
fuj?e burning out and flames bursting
through'the ear floor. The passengers
became] terrified, and made a frantic
rush to get off.
In a 'tornado which passed over the
village of. Wapolla, Manitoba, Angus
McDonald, n farmer, living two miles
from town, and his two children were
killed, and Mrs. McDonald seriously
injured: The McDonalds attempted to
take refuge in the cellar, but before
they could reach it the tornado lifted
them and .the house high In the air.
Many bulldinss In Wapolla were badly
damaged.
A dispatch from General MacArthur
announces that Second Lieutenant
Henry N. Wny, Fourth infantry, was
killed ncar 'Villa Vleju, Luzon, August
2S. Lieut.;Way was born near Hutland,
III., in 1S74. IIo was graduated
from the military academy In 1S90. lie
went to Manila April 7, ISM, and served
with his regiment until March 23 of
this year, since which time lie had
been on duty with Castner's Scouts:?
Ignacio Garcia, aged twonty-thrca
years, a flteorage passenger on tho Leon
XIII., which arrived yesterday at New
York, from Havana, was removed to
Swinburne Island for treatment and
observation^ Dr. Doty, health officer
of the port, says Garclii shows symptoms
indicating yellow fever. Tho
fitoamer and 124 passengers are held at
quarantine for disinfection and to servo
Dut tho balance of the nuaraiitino per
lor! of Ave days. Nino Immune passengers
were permitted to land.
Tho offlce of the second assistant postmaster
general la preparing the usual
annual 'advertisement, .which will ho
issued about September ir> next, for the
carriage of mails on star.routes. This
rulv&rtlflcment will be of unusual Importance;
*iii It l? designed to check an
nllegcd proposed combination of star
route bidder*, and for the llrst time
ivlll require, ns a guarantee of satisfactory.
pertormnncu of service, that every
ici-^ptod blddor, whatever may bi? his
rcsldencoUt.tho time of bidding, must
igreciT to jlvo1 on, or contiguous territory
to-the i^ute. and personally superintend;.the7*
performance of service,
rhls general letting'will occur In the
Ntt\v;^fUM*d.?uuea, N*w York, Per^CN' }
Iylvi^ijNow jvrsay, Delaware, .MaryancL
Virginia and West .Virginia*
NEW BLOOD IN
THE SOUTHERN
PACIFIC ROAD.
21. E. XdEftilis, Formerly o? the C. &
0., Clioscn to Succeed the Lata
C. P. Huntington.
VAST RAILROAD . SCHEME
To Wcavo All tho Linos Into Ono
System Under a Single Head,
,Vanderbllt Plan. ?
NEW YORK. Aug. 31.?Tho Mall and
Express, which Is generally believed to !
have nceiituto information '
Vnriderbllt plans, contains the followUng
to-day.'
"It is said In "Wall street io-day that
tho prealdency of tho Southern Pacific
railroad would ho offered to President
M. E.! Ingalls, of tho Biff Four road,
.who Js a Vanderbllt ally. No ono could
bo found who would positively confirm
or deny tho Ingalis rumor, but It was
declared with .'some show of authority
that neither H. E. Huntington nor Mr.
Tweed would succeed the late C. P.
Huntington. Thtse two, however, nro
provided for in the latest deal reported.
Each Is to retain his present positionMr.
Huntington as first vice president
and active manager in tho west and
Mr..Tweed uS second vice president and
confidential attorney in this City.
One Vast System.
"The selection of Mr. Ingalls would be
another movo in lino with tho nJloeed
Vanderbllt plan to weave all the railroads
of Amcrlea into one vast system '
undor a single head.
"The intureata that are bringing- the
name of Mr. Ingalls to the front control a
majority of the atock and could have I
dethroned Mr. C. P. Huntington at any 1
time within the last feu- years, but <
they believed he had earned the posl- 1
tlon-he held, and declined to humiliate l
him.
"But he insisted upon putting all tho t
profits Into improvements, and those c
who did not, like him,.have an abund- l
ance of other 3tock that were dividend producing,
were nettled at this absenco
of income from'their investments in the
stock'of the road, whose value became r
purely speculative. i
New Blood. <
Now, it is said,' new blood is to be in- fused
into the management through Mr. J
Ingalls." *
A reporter for the Associated Press J
questioned C. H. Tweed, who was Mr. 3
Huntington's confidential adviser, as to
the various stories concerning the
Southern Pacific presidency. J
"The directors will not meet until
next week,", said Mr. Tweed, "and while
several names have been Informally c
mentioned, I think I am safe In saying n
no one has been decided upon definitei
f
WORKING FORCE
V
In Steel Mills Increasing?Favorable n
Wcat?Vv for Development of Corn. v
Faiiurts Diminishing;?Price of c
Wool Unchanged. v
NEW .YORK, Aug. 31.-R. G. Dun ?fc v
Co.'s weekly review of trade will say: v
Commercial failures during August
were in number, with liabilities o!
$7,323,903. Manufacturing were 174 for
$2,045,607, trading 519 for ?3,5S5,667, and
other liabilities of $146,000. This is the 1
beat monthly statement for 1900 thus
far, but shows an increase over the corresponding
month in,the two preceding 1
years. *
Steel mills in the Cumberland district f
and some in Indiana have shut down,
throwing many hands out, but part of ?
these will be transferred #to other de- s
partments of the new crucible steel
company. Otherwise the working force I
Is increasing and hope Is expressed of
an adjustment with the anthracite coal I
miners. Reading company miners are
said to be opposed to a strike and some
others arc In tho same position. Another
Important influence of the week -1'
has been favorable weather for development
of corn ovet the greater part of C
the surplus corn states, though heavy '
rains in the spring wheat region havo
retarded harvesting. .
Cotton Movement Slow.
The cotton movement is slow and late r<
but weather conditions average batter
except in the Carollnas. Price changes w
are small, but steady Improvement i3 Jg
seen in tho iron market. It is not ^
marked by large advances,but wherever
change occurs It Is in tho right direction.
It la claimed'by some authorities
that orders currently booked aggregate' s,
moro than present production and shipments.
Spcclal concessions to sccura ei
prospective business are withdrawn di
and buyers seek contracts for prompt ^
delivery. In some lines mills are act- rt
ivdly employed with orders for months
ahead and contracts running to June
were placed this week. Sales of Iron
bars were made at $1 40 and $lt> is ^
quoted for JBesemor pig at Pittsburgh. 1
Western stove manufacturers have IF
been buying freely and many bridge
builders signed contract:! for structural
material. Merchant steel advanced on y,
increasing order*, while domestic purchases
of cotton tl&a xvare lurse, al- 4
though rather late. Copper exports nv
average a million pounds per day, and
the market la In strong position. Iron
ore handlers have made trouble .at 1
Cleveland, and the Industry will he em- ?*
barrassed by delay In unloading vea- ln
rels. fu'
Further reduction Is shown In the
output at Connellsvllle soke ovens. ^
No Progress in Boots and Shoos. UJ;
. It is not possible to report progress* in j.;,
uulwa it !. ;
can bo considered encouraging that
continued Inactivity at the shops must
In tlmo reduce stocks to a point whero
orders, will mean resumption of operations.
There Is. general quiet at both
cotton and wool centres. Tho only manufacturers
showing any Interest In
wool at Boston are thoso with government
contracts that must bo fllled
promptly. iVlbes of wool are unchanged
and western holders have not
lost any of their confidence. Bales ut
tho throb chleE eastern markets wcro
only 4,S34,700 pounds, against 6,062,500
In the previous week and 5,328,700 a
n;ar ago.
Falluft* for tho week were 175 la the
United States against 141 last year and
19 in Canada against 25 last yeat\
RAILROAD PRESIDENT DEAD.
E. 8. "Washburn Passes Away at Bath
; V Beach, Alter Long Illness,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 31.-A
special to the Star says that E. S,
IVnnhburn, president of the Kansas
:Uy, Fort Scott & Memphis railroad,
lied at hla summer home at Bath
3each, Maine, to-day. Mr. Washburn
mil been alllnp for some time and left
Kansas City for Malno In June last la
tearch of health.
Nathaniel Thayer, of Boston, was re:ently
appointed vice president of tho
oad to relievo Mr. ,"Washburn of Its
ictlve management until he should
iavo recovered.
Edward S. Washburn was born In
3oston, in ISM. Ilo bccame -president
it the Memphis road In July, 1S97, sucieedlng
George M. Nettleton, who had
lied tho previous March. Mr. "Wnshjurn
was one of the best known ralload
men In the country. He had
vorked up to tho presidency from a
ilerkshlp.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
3oncludes Its Twenty-third Annual
Meeting?Officers Elected.
SARATOGO, N. Y., Aug. 31.-Tho
American Bar Association concluded its
cwemy-tmru annual meeting with a
jrlef session to-day. The report of
lommlttees on uniform laws and on
aw-re porting and digests-were submit:ed
and adopted.
Public acknowledgment was mado oP
;he courtesies extended to the Amcrl:an
bar by the British bar at a banquob
jlven In London early In the summer,
rhe following officers were elected:
President, Edward "Wetmore, New
STork; secretary, John Hlnkley, EaHlnore;
treasurer, Francis Rawle, Phll&s
lelphla; executive committee, the presi*
lent, secretary and treasurer, and Ui
H. Rose, Little Rock, Ark.; William A.
vetcham, Indianapolis, Ind.: Henry St.
V. Mercur, Towanda. Pa., and Charles
?. Libbey, Portland, Maine.
ANDREE HEARD FROM.
Juoy Number Four Found, Enclosing
Data.
STOCKHOLM", Aug. 31.-Captaln
Jrendahl telegraphs the following
lessago here from Skjervoe, Norway:
"Andres buoy number four has been
ound here and contains tho-following?
"July 11,10 p. m., Greenwich?Our voyge
gono well so far. Arc now at an, alItude
of 250 metres. Original direction
orth 10 degrees east; compass undelatlon.
Later, north 45 degrees east;
ompass undevlatlon. Four carrier
Igeons dispatched. They are flying
.'est. "We are now over Ice, which la
ery rugged. "Weather splendid the
hole time. In excellent spirits.
(Signed.) ' "ANDRE."
CABINET CRISIS ENDED.
President Romana. of Peru Appoints
His Ministers.
LIMA, Peru, Aug. 31, via Galveston,
texos.?The cabinet crisis 1b ended,
'resident Romana, has appointed the
oliowing.mlnlsters:
President of the cabinet and minister
f home affairs?Senor Enrique Coronel
fcgarra.
Minster of foreign affairs?Senor
rellpe Gama Pardo.
Minister of flnancc?Sonor Jose y,
-arrabure.
Minister of Justice?Senor Pedro Ci
Jlaochea.
Minister .of public works?Dr. Miguel
l. Rojas.
Minister of war?Colonel Pedro "A. P?
,'anseco.
Twenty-eight Persons Imprisoned
PROSPECT, Ohio, Aug. SL-Twentyight
persons were poisoned here yea;rday,
in an out-of-door dinner at the
junlon of the Biggerstaff family. Sev al
were in a serious condition and
ere not out of danger until to-day. It
thought the poisoning was caused by
salad, of which the victims partook
eely.
Drowned in ITew Biver.
peclal Dispatch to th? Intellisencor.
HINTON, W. Va.. August 3I.-Clar?
ice Pack, ngod seventeen, was
rowned here this afternon. He was
i. Now river, bath big with some other
iys, and got beyond his depth. _Ho
.'siacu nerer
Movement of Steamships.
QUBENvSTOWN-Arrived: Lucanla,
ew York, for Liverpool and prodded.
NAPLES?Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
New York for Genoa and proceeded,
NEW 'YORK?Arrived: Capo Frio,
firnburg.
HAMBURG?Arrived .-.Bulgaria, Now.
>rk.
LIVERPOOL?Arrived: Cymric, Now
>rk.
HAMBURG?Arrived: Fueret Blaarck,
New York.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia: Warm and fait
tnrday, probably followed by uliowera
thunder stormn In southern portion
afternoon and evening. Sunday, ,
Ir; variable wlnda.
Local Teraporaturc.
Chfl temperature yesterday ns observed
C. Hchnrpf. drugjriat. corner Market
d Fourteenth atrcota, waa aa follows:
u. in/.;.' G71 a p. 01 *
a. m 73 I 7 n. m.Id
'Jl-i Weather?i oifr

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