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Closeted With the BcpresontatJves of
1 tlio President For nn Hour,
Has Nothing to Say.
Prom Pekln?Negotiations Approaching
Another Phase?Subject Bo
ing Treated With Deliberation.
i - ...I j
WASHINGTON; D. C.? Sept 7.?Minister
Wu arrived lh Washington from
Cape May, this afternoon, and although
It was near the close of the official day,
he proceeded directly to the state department.
It is understood that he had
received an Intimation that the department
ofllclals were desirouB of conferring
with him, henco his return to
For nearly an hour the minister was
closeted with Acting- Secretary Hill and
Assistant Secretary Ades, the door bo- j
lng locked and not even the messengers
allowed entrance. None of the parties
to the conference was communicative
as to the conference, but at its conclusion,
Jlr. Hill repaired to the white
house with a portfolio well Oiled with
For several hours preceding the minister's
visit, Acting Secretary HU1 and
Assistant Secretary Adee had been engaged
In short conferences, and It was
gathered that the negotiations relative
to China were approaching another
phase, and that another pronouncement
of some kind was in preparation. The
fact i3 recalled that when the United
States made Its response to the Russian
note on the 20t.h, the officials here expressed
the bsllef that about a week's
time would be required to determine
upon the next step, and at the end of
that Urns It would be dcllnltely known
whether or not the troops were to be
withdrawn from Pekln.
Treated With Deliberation.
That period of time has now elapsed.
The reports from the European chancellories
Indicate that, officially at
least, this Important subject Is'being
treated with the greatest deliberation; #
that at least another week, and prob-,
ably even more time may be consumed
In framing the last of the answers to
the Russian note.
' Meanwhile, our government has prct
ty %vell satisfied Itself as to the attitude
towards this last proposition of each
and all of the powers Interested In the
Chinese problem. It nlay be that this
knowledge Is regarded as sufficient upon
which to base another forward and
perhaps In this case, an IndepenUent
movement by the United States towards
the ultimate withdrawal of the troops
and the settlement with China which
the government has had In mind since
the beginning of the trouble.
Consult With Wu.
The consultations with Mr. Wu are
believed to have been Inspired by a desire
to learn something of the personality
of the Chln^si notables whose
names have been' suggested as proper
to constitute the Chinese side of any
commission which may ba named to
arrange a settlement of the difficulties.
Mr. "Wu Is ah 'ardent adherent of Earl
LI. There is much speculation here as
to the personnel of the American commissioners
in case the peace negotiations
should be entrusted to such a
body, and the names of men prominent
in international affairs In reccnt years
all have been canvassed.
Included Jn the. list Js the name of
General John W. Foster, but It Is re-4
garded as much more probabie that If
he appears at all In those negotiations,
it will he In his old place as a representation
of the Chinese government.
He was associated with LI Hung Chang
during the peace negotiations which
closed the Chlno-Japancse war and It
Is said that Earl Ll has a high sense
of appreciation of JiJs work for China
There was a dearth of official Infor- 1
matlon from China to-day. General
Chaffee got through a dispatch dated
September 1, at Pekln. Indicating that
couriers are still employed to close the
gap In the Una of'communication between
Tien Tain nnd Pckln. This dispatch
mnde no mention of .the military
situation and it was Inferred that affairs
in Pekln remain quiet
Concerning Missionaries at PaoTing-Tu
Not Given?Prc3bytorian
Board Anxious.
NFAV YOIIK, Sept. 7.?Uobert E.
t Speer, one'of the secretaries of the
! Presbyterian hoard of foreign missions,
received :i letter to-day from David J.
Hill, assistant secretary of'statO, dated
Washington, September l>. Mr. -Hill
says: " "
"Your Writer of the fourth Instant,
asking Information concerning the mlslonarles
?t Pao-T(ng-Fu, and partioularly
concerning Dr. C. V. Hodge and
his wife; who'were thought to he In
Pokln. hnu ??- ; ?
"The department hao hud no dfiflnlle
Information concerning, the mlHHlona- J
j rim at Pno-Tlnff-Fu. ulnre the telegram
j from Consul (Jenern) Goodnow, at
| Shanghai, on the 18th,1 reported nil forI
el^nera and many 'native Cfirl&UunB
I killed ut Pao-TinjcFu. Mlflttlon bu'rn|
''<1. The Americans named. jvere the {
Slmcox ffunlly, Taylor, Pitkin. MIhhch
I Oould and Morrill.
I "In view of the many urgent Inquires
?f rhv frlnndH of Dr. and Mr'. Hoditvi -
not mentioned, In Mr Goodnow'H telt*
Jjrarn^thu department telegraphed on I
August 28 to Mr. Conger, unking
whether thoy wore In Pckln. To this
telegram no reply has been received.
"On August 28 the reports received
from China from various sources, concerning
the Pao-Tlng-Fu missionaries,
being conflicting, the department telegraphed
to Minister Congeri directing
him ,to ascertain their fate. If possible,
and if any were alive, to endeavor to
Bend relief. There has not been'sufficient
time as yet to have received a
reply to this Inquiry,"
Has Been Issued Against Agencies
Organized for Reputed Purpose of
Securing Positions in Civil Service.
WASHINGTON', Sept. 7.?The postoffice
department this morning issued
the following:
"A 'fraud order' has been Issued by
the postofflcc department against The
American Teachers' Agency; the American
Civil Service College, L. D. Bass,
mnm-nr "R. M. Hnn?? sprrplnn* and
treasurer, L. D. Baa? anil K It. Hones,
individually, all of Washington, D. C.,
directing the postmaster at Washington
to return to the'writers, stamped
fraudulent' all mall matter arriving at
the pestofltee /or either of these parties
or concerns, and forbidding the payment
of any money orders drawn to
their order. This action was the result
of an Investigation by the postofflcc department
which showed that thoso parties
under their own names and those
of the concerns above mentioned, were
using the mall for1 obtaining money
from teachers . throughout the United
States and from those desiring to make
preparation for civil service examination,
by means of false and fraudulent
pretenses, representations and promises.
This schame was a revival of tho
one operated by L. D. Bass some time
ago under h'.3 own name and that of the
union manners jvscncms 01 America,
the Bureau of Civil Service Instruction,
etc.. against which 'fraud orders' hud
already?bc3fl Issued."
Taking a Best?'Widely Scattered.
Roai Unwell. '<
WASHINGTON', Sept. 7.-Sccretary
of War Root, who Is slightly Indisposed,
left the city last night for his home
at Southampton, Long Island. Unless
some sudden complication should arise
necessitating his return, he expccte to
be absent about two weeks. The
members of the cabinet are now widely
scattered on their vacations! Secretary
Gage Is off the New England
coast. Secretary Hay Is at Sunapee,
N. H. Secretary Long Is at his home
in Hlngham, Mass., Secretary WIN
son Is in the west, and Postmaster General
Smith Is In Maine.
"W. & J. Academy.
WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 7.?With
the opening of the college year ftcxt
Wednesday, the preparatory department
a; W. &' J. will be absorbed by the
"W. & J Academy." During the summer
the old east side school building,
purchased, by the college trustees, has
been changed to suit the purposes of
an academy, with four recitation rooms,
a large study room, a physical laboratory
and a workshop. The academy
boys will have all the gymnasium and
nC Wlirllhl- C / 11 t 4.
ilutuij I'liVUCbVDut 'W0uii-.
Prof. Schmltz Is . principal and. Prof.
James N. Hale assistant principal, With
six other Instructors.
- < ? >?? ?
Put Up Ei3 Watch.
WASHINGTON. Piu. Sept. 7.?Coroner
Fltzpdtrlcit made a precedent this
week in the ease of Martin Stable, a
German miner,'killed on the track near
Monongaheln. There wco ho .known
relatives, ro Mr. Fitsp'atricic, In order
to secure money for burial and thus relieve
the county of the expense, put up
at auction a battered cold wa^oli found
on the dead man. and realised.511" on It.
When the coroner reported his action
to one of the. county Judges, the latter
said It was eminently proper.
Drowned In a "Woll
WELLS VILLE, O., Sept. 7.-Hoy, a
ten-year-oid son of George. Ilummond,
a farmer residing near this city, was
drowned In a well yesterday. He lpft
home scon after noon and about midnight
his body was found In tiie bottom
of a well sixty feet deep on the farm or
Emmet Grafton, n neighbor. The boy
had stepped on the well cover, which,
being rotten, broke through.
Shot by Bobbers.
. MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 7.?11. H.
Mowrey, night operator of the Chicago
&. Alton railroad, was held up last night
by three masked robbers. While the
men were rifling the station money
drawer, Night Watchman Aulgur appeared,
and pointing his pistol through
the partly opened door commanded
them to surrender. . Ho was Immediately
shot In the oyq by one,of the robbers,
and died soon after the robbers
A Peculiar Assessment.
DETROIT, Sept. 7.?At a meeting ol
thu executive committee of the National
Association of Street Railway
L'mployes, held here to-day. President
isinhon was instructed 10 qrart a plan
by which the local unions are to ho assessed
for raising a fund with which
to purchase automobile* for use by the
street railway mon In cities where
street railway strlkos are In progress.
Candidate for Congress.
WATKRTOWN, N. Y., , Sept. 7.~Col.
Albort Shaw was to-day nominated by
the Republicans of the Twenty-fourth
congressional district for, representative
In the Fifty-sixth Congrass. t*\
llll the vacancy caused by tho death /
CharleH A. Chlckerlng.
Three transports conveying German '
troops (a China sailed from Rr$|nerhaven
Friday afternoon.' The departing'
HoldlerM recolved enthusiastic farevvella
from the aascmblcd croNvdn.
In the Anthracite Fields?Operators
Refuse to Accede to the Terms
of tne Miners.
To Support the Strikers During the
rerioci 01 laieness?uver i,uuu,*
OOO Persons Will be Effected.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 7.-The
national board of the Uhlted Mine
Workers of America went Into executive
session at 10 o'clock th^ morning
and a: once took up the situation In the
anthracite coal fields. Fred Dllcher,
the board member arrived here f?om
WJlkesbarre, Pa., this morning and was
present at the meeting. John Mitchell,
president, was In communication late
last night with Hazelton, Pa., by long
distance telephone. No encouragement
was received, and a general strike is
now considered inevitable.
The order to strike will probably not
be given before to-morrow. It may be
telegraphed to the leaders of the
anthracite miners before being given
out here.
Country Must be Satisfied.
"We will certainly Issue the order for
a general strike, and the country may
as well be satisfied with this statement,"
said one of the board members
to-day. "We care little what the oper
ators have to say as to the impending
distress In the "Wyoming or other valleys.
We are running things from Indianapolis
now. The statement that
there will be great distress does not
worry us; we will take care of our
men If they go on a strike, and will not
ask tho operators for any financial aid."
It was annonuced to-day that the
large defense fund held by the Illinois
minors cannot be used without the consent
of the local unions In that state.
Prominent Labor Leaders Present
One of the features of the conference
to-day is. the attendance of several
prominent labor leaders who are not
board members. "VV. "6. Ryan, secretary-treasurer
of the Illinois miners, is
on the ground. The Illinois men have a
defense fund of nearly $200,000 and It is
reported that Ryan Is here to pledge the
financial support of the Illinois organization
In case a general anthracite ,
strike is ordered. .
W.1 D. Yanhornisalso In the city. His
presence lands color to the reports that
the national boaril is preparing to place
the bituminous operators in a posltlou
where no relief can bo given the anthracite
operators when a strike Is on.
Miners Through Their Representatives
Ask for Arbitration.
HAZELTON, Pa., Sept. 7.?A statement
prepared with the hope of affcctIns
arrangements for a conference and
averting a strike in the anthracite region
was issued by the district officers of
the United Mlno Workers of America.
The statement is as follows: ,
"We, the district officers of the United
Mine Workers of America of the
anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania,
having exhausted every effort to Induce
the operators to meet us In friendly
conferencc for the regulation of a fair
day's wages for a fair day's work nnd
all other points at issue, do hereby
agree to. submit our case In every rcspcct
to honest arbitration as enjoined
by the constitution of our organization,
as follows:
"To Ufie all honorable means tn maintain
peace between ourselves undfomployers,
adjusting all differences by arbitration
and conciliation, that strikes
may become unnecessary.
Prr>?!<lnnt lllcthlnt Mn 1
President District No. 7.
President District No. 9."
Operators Holding Out*
HAZLETON, Pn., Sept. 7.?The only
new development In the strike situation
here to-night is the union's association
In general clrchlation that If a'strike is
declared by the national executive
board of mine workers to-morrow* all
the operators in the region will close
their collieries down [or tin indefinite
period on Sunday night. Operators and
superintendents AVhen asked about the
matter professed;entire ignorance of
the alleged general understanding to
this effect among the coal Interests. If
such a decision 1ms been reachcd, and
Is carried into effect, it will be impossible
next Monday to tell how many
men arc In favor of or against the inauguration
of a strike. - It can bo positively
stated that the operators will
not agree to arbitrate the matter.
The census bureau announces thnt
the population of York, Pa., Is 33.654, ua
against 20,793 In 1800.
Chief Illowahc, an aged medicine man
and chief of tho Yakima tribe, of Wisconsin,
was atoned to death in his tent
by an Indian named John.
Count von "Waldersee, commander-inchief
of tho allied troops In China, arrived
at Colombo Friday morning. After
spending n few hours ashore, tho
count resumed his voyage.
The emperor and empress oC Germany
arrived nl Stettin Friday to attend tho
Imperial navy manoeuvres. In reply to
an nddresn of wolcoms from the burgomaster,
ids majesty declared his conviction
that success would attend tho
effort* made to establish iu the far east
a stablo government aud orderly con
dltlons under which the German merchants
can carry on their trade undisturbed
and without risk/
Tht> war department Is adylsed of the
arrival of the animal transport Aziec.
at Kobe Vith horses for the Third' caValry
Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister
to the United States, who has bebn
spending a few days with his famlly/at
Cape May, left for Washington, yesterday.
The steamer China, which sailed from
San Francisco for Hong Kong, carrfcd
nearly Jl,500,000 In gold and silver currency
for the United States troops'iJn
China. j
The business portion of the town'of
Manlto, Illinois, 22 miles south of Pdorla,
on the Peoria & St. Louis rallwdy,
was destroyed by ,fire fearly FrldUy
morning. The loss will exceed $50,000.
, Thcophllus Tunis, of Baltimore, president
of the company,, and H. B. Nichols,
of Norfolk, "Va., were appointed Receivers
of the Tunis Lumber Compahy i
Friday in the United States circuit
court. - ,<
The Trades Union Congress, in session
at Huddersfleld, England, has selected
John Weir, of Punferrallne, Scotland,
and Peter Nolen, of London, as
delegates to the coming conventlon'at
Louisville. , '
John Relder, a veteran of the cljvll
war, killed his wife and himself at their
home In Brooklyn, N. Y.. Friday. He
w?s GO years old and his wife wasf 20
years younger. Jealousy was the cause
of the double trase^y.
Andraiv WnHor nf thp Tmlfr>r?
court clerk of Akron, Ohio, was arrested
Friday morning: on the charge'of
having participated In t^e recent riot.
He Is the most prominent man yet arrested.
He waived examination and
was bound over in $1,000.
The government transport Goodw)n.
now at Tacoma, Is loading bulld(ng
lumber for the troops In the orient. She
will go to Seattle to complete her cargo
of 2,500,000 feet, taking alJf hundred
doOrs and eight hundred windows, rind
then will sail for Taku, China.
The war department has been informed
of the arrival of the transport
Warren at Nagasaki yesterday wjth
two battalions of the Ninth cavalry
and recruits aboard. Tho health of
the troops lg reported to bo excellent.
The "Warren will proceed to Manila.'
Gen. Baden-Poivelt arrived at Cape
Town Friday morning. In spite of the
early hour of his arrival, a great public
ovation was given In his honor. The
crowd carried him on tjiclr shoulders
from the railway station to the government
house, a distance of half a mile.
Coroner Lloyd, at SL Louis, has rendered
a verdict, finding the Seckner
Contracting oCmpany responsible for
the death of Patrolmen John P. Looney
and Nicholas Peckman. who^were kill
ed several days ago by elcctric shocks
while 'using the police telephones. {
Athens. Ohio, officer?, accompanied
by Pomeroy police,-had a pitched battle
with alleged safo blowers near CanaanvlUc
Friday . ipornlng." James
kins and Henry Williams were capturcd
alter twenty-flvs shots were exhanged.
Watklns was seriously
At a meeting of the cotton spinners
at Manchester, England, yesterday, it
was decided, practically unanimously,
not to purchase American spot cotton
during the month of. September. It is
anticipated that the decision will lead
to the closure of scores of mills for several
The national associations letter carriers
yesterday re-elected the following
officers: President, John N. Parsons,
New York; vice president, M. F. Finnan,
Bloomington, 111.: secrotary, Edward
J. Cantwell, Brooklyn, N. Y.;
treasurer, Alexander McDonald, Grand
Rapids, Mich.
The United States transport Rawlins
arrived at New York Friday from Havana.
Among the cabin passengers
worn. Brigadier General Fltzhugh
Lee, commanding the eastern depart-'
ment of Cuba, and members of fjls staff.
General Lee says that he Is on leave of
absence on his way to his homo In Virginia.
President Nicholas Courier,' of the
Central Society of German Catholics,
announces that all arrangements are
complctrd for the annual meeting at
Peoria, Illinois, beginning on Sunday
next. The principal address will be
delivered by Bishop Spauldlng. At
least 10,000 people are expected to participate
in the parade Sunday.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company,
whose new pier at Jackson street
wharf, Philadelphia, nas jusi ucen ?:omploted,
Is reported to have made contracts
with the North German Lloyd
Steamship Company and with an English
steamship line for regulnr service
between Philadelphia nnd Bremen and
between Philadelphia nnd London, respectively.
v'Kr^Jv?'' *'??
A dispatch from London says: There
<ire many signs that the military authorities
regard the end of the war as
close at hand. Lord Roberts la making
preparations to return to England nnd
has already sent four of hln chargers
down to Cape Town. The general belief
Is that General Roberta Is going to
take up the post of commander-in-chief
of the British army, which Lord Wolseley
will vncnte In October.
Rev. Lorenzo Wqugh, the oldest
Methodist minister In the world, died
suddenly In the railroad dopot at Will-. <
lams, California, Just after alighting
from a train. Ho w&* born In Pooahontas
county, W. Vji.r in 1808, and entered
the ministry sixty-eight years
ago. He went to California In 1S52 and
soon nfter was presented by General
Vallejo with a half section of land, on
which he made his home. He was
luiown throughout the stale as "Fath
ci ivuuKii,
Actlvo negotiations nrci In progress "
in Pokln looking to somo compromise
arrangement with Russia regarding thq 1
position she ha8 aaBunjcd towards Pekln.
Tho communications exchanged 1
between tho powers now hnvo better"
promise of success. Tho compromise!
suggested, Jt Js asserted, Is the withdrawal
of the forces, of all the powrs
from Pekln, leaving an International
guard to protect the legations, which
Jt Is further,asserted la P?rls, will bo
allowed to remain at the Chinese capital'pending
a pcaco settlement. Tho
main body.of troops, It Is also said, will '
retlro to tho neighborhood of Tien Tsln, I
leaving sufficient' forces along tho road <
to keep open the route and railroad be- J
tween Tekln and Tien Tain* .. . Vj
111 the East and There is Only Moderate
Improvement in the
South and West,
The Most Important Industrial Event
of the Week?Nothing Serious
Prom Anthracite Strike.
yemv vnmr rsnnt. 7 ?n. n. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade to-Aorrow
will say:
The volume of business does not ma-1
terlally enlarge at the east, and there la
only moderate Improvement at the wiist
and south, but If expectations of greater,
activity In politics ore realized, current
operations will be found to have killed
a substantial foundation.
The most Important exent of tho week
In the industrial world was the agreement
on the tin plate wage scale with'
the Amalgamated Association, granting
about 8 per cent advance to 25,000 handa
lnnp lilln. fUhr?r mntnl Workers dls
pules arc not ncaring settlement, white
tho bond purchases of 500,000 pieces
print cloths at 2% cents clearing up the
Fall River market Is believed to preclude
serious wage differences there.
The final decision of the dissatisfied anthracite
miners as to stock will be
reached to-day. If a strike Is decided
upon, it Is likely to Involve only a portion
of the anthracite interests, and the
producers are well prepared, as production
in August was 019,000 tons ovjer lust
year, and coal has been moving to market
for two weeks very rapidly.
Prices Little Altered.
Prices of grain are little altered and
good crop reports are coming in freely,
but the effect Is being neutralized by a
foreign estimate of a world's crop below
renulrementsv Wheat stocks carrlcd
over were ample to meet the discrepancy,
and traders do not seem able to
advance prices more than 5 per cent
over last year for wheat, and six cents
for corn., This difference Is apparently
satisfactory to growers, as 7,430,372
bushels of wheat were received at Interior
cities In the first week of September,
against'.5,045,697 last year. Exports
from Atlanta porta amounted to only
1,002,540 bushels of, wheat, fiour inolwd^>;0BJ4nsj^,a00,0C0aj,
year. i*go.*3Cne,
Atlantic shipments of corn Monday
Was a better comparison than Inthe recent
weeks, It being 2,023,079 bushels
against 3,051,569 last year. Cotton is
strong in the face of a larger yield than
was expected.
; Business In Iron and steel products
steadily increases and mills are more
arMvfllv nmnlnvori.
It is significant that ship yards on th?*
lakes ahd the Pacific coast are full of
orders for eight months or more. As to
pig Iron, the outlook is no better. In
spite of a decrease In production to 231,7781tons
weekly, according to the Iron
Age, furnace stocks have Increased to
594,218 tons, a gain of 89,877 during August;
but the increase in demand was
not noteworthy until August 15th. Railroads
have refused to make reduction
In freight rates which Is was hopL'd
would increase exports.
Bessemer Pig Declines.
Bessemer pig and gray forge further
declined one dollar per ton with Pittsburgh,
although no change is reported
at other points. Copper continues firm,
with electrolytic higher at 16& cents
bid, and tin advanced moderately.
Last Week's shipments of boots and
shoes from Boston were only 70,343
cases, against 71,277 in the previous
week,.and for the year thus far the decrease
compared with 1899 has amounted
to 251,315 cases. Sales of wpol at the
three chief eastern markots declined to
2,833,500 pounds agaJnst 4,231,700 In the
previous week, and 9,225,200 last year.
The dullness was not accompanied by
any pronounced weakness, although
Coates Brothers, circular for September
1, makes the average price 20%
cents for 100 grades, against 20V4 cents
a month earlier. In the woolen goods
market there Is a rather deceptive appearance
of greater activity. The bulk
of the business Js In new lines recently
put out a# a substitute for standard
goods and at lower prices.
Failures for the week were 145 In the
United States, against 132 last year,
and 21 In Canada against 30 last year.
To bo Opened To-day by tho Republicans
at Youngstown?Depow and
Foraker to Speak.
CLEVELAND, 0,, Sept. 7.-AIL arrangements
have been completed for
mo larinui opening 01 ine presidential
campaign In Ohio ut Youngstown tomorrow
afternoon. It is expected that
Cully DO,000 visitors will bo present Arrangement
have been made by the Erl.*
railroad to carry 3,000 people from this
city to Youncstown to attend the meeting.
Among the speakers will be Senators
Depow, Foraker and Hatina, Gov.
Nash, President Schurman, of Cornell
University, and others.
The parade will slnrt at 1 o'clock, it
the conclusion of which the meeting
ivlll be hold at Wick Park .
Insane Woman Garrotted.
DHTHOIT, Mich.. Sept. 7.-Lulu
rurbennlng, an Inaane woman, conInod
in the Wayne ccunty asylum, tolay
garrotted another female Insane
tuna to named Bcbecca Tlermin, caus,ng
her Iilstwit,^c$tlu
In the Story Sent Out That Vice
President Burt Bcfuscd a Special
for Bryan?Eeport Positively Denied.
Special Dispatch to the Intelllgoncor.
PAliKERSBUHG; W. VaM Sept 7,Vku
President G;orga A. Burt, of the
Ohio Blvcr railroad,being at Deer Park,
Superintendent Blaser \vaa seen thin
evening by your correspondent regardlns
the reported refusal of that road to
run a special train to Whaling for
William J. Bryan yesterday. Mr.
Bluser positively stated that no request
for a special ttaln or an attached special
car to the regular train was made to
the management of th-.* road by Mr.
Bryan or any member of his party.
This statement Is authoritative and
disposes of all stories sent out to the
Delivers. One of His Old-Timo Elo|
quent Spcoclies to the Citizens oi
Wetzel?Large Crowd to Gree!
I ' Him.
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
Few political meetings evor he|d here
[ have been us well attended as tho one
addressed to-night by Judge Romeo H.
I Freer, Republican candidate for attorney
general, and the fervor manifested
! by those In attendance was sufficient to
Indicate the way tho wind will blow In
Wetzel when next November rolls
around. Judge Freer was at his bear,
| and those who have heard the magj
netlc orator from Ritchie on many oci
caslons,' claim that his effort to-nlglit
was the most eloquent and logical In his
brilliant career In the New Dominion.
The msetlng was held In the High
School building, which was not able to
hold the large audience congregated to
listen to the eloquent Freer. J. W.
Lutes, secretary of tho county committee,
called the assembly to order. Thos.
Hankers waa made chairman, Lloyd
Mclntyre secretary. The local band
wag present and discoursed appropriate
Wetzel Is In line, and the Republicans
expect to carry the county ticket from
top to bottom.
Short Line Railway Advertising for
Track Layers at Good Wages?Another
Evidence of HcKinley Good
I f Timev.-. v :
Special Dispatch to the Intelligences
The Short Line railroad h-Jta been advertising
for laborers for months, but
It appears it is impossible to secure the
proper amount of help.
At. present the road is in great need
of 2,000 track layers, but after advertising
in all the leading journals of the
country, and sanding emissaries here
and there, no additional help can be ?ecured.
Tho road Is willing to pay high wages
and the hours are comparatively short.
There Is little wonder that T. Moore
Jackson refused to run for Congress
on the Democratic ticket under the
present conditions.
Hot Republican Convention.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
One of the largest and most enthusiastic
conventions ever assembled In this
city was held tn the court bouse last
night, when the Republican ticket for
the November campaign was completed.
The following: candidates were
nominated: Justices of the pcacc, John
W. Martin and A. J. Snyder; constable,
J. J. Russor and John H. Fulk; school
commissioner, George P. Evans and J.
T. Paulding. There was much rivalry
for the nominations, but everything
passed off very harmoniously.
Campaign Opens in Marion.
Special Dispatch to tho Intejllgcnccr,
FAIRMONT. W. Va., Sept. 7.?O. F.
Williams, ox-consul to Manila, spoke
hem this evening for the Republican1
ticket. The crowd was large and enthusiastic.
Mr. Williams addressed
large crowds at Grafton last night nnd
at Flemington this afternoon. He expresses
himself as being sanguine of
Republican success . In this state.
Chairman Foss,< of the house naval
committee, and Congressman Daytort
held a successful meeting at Mannington
last night, opening the letter's
campaign In Marlon county.
Now York Democrats Anxious Thi.?
the Olive Branch Shall Be Their
Emblem This Year.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.?There was an
Important conference of the leaders of
All factions of the state'Democracy to
day at the Hoffmann house. Richard
Crokor, ex-Senator Edward Murphy,
Jr., Frank Campbell, Terry Belmont,
State Senator P. M. McCarren, Corporation
Counsel John Whalen and exGovcrnr
Stone, of Missouri, who looked'
after the Interests of the national committee
In his capacity of chairman of
the sub-committee of that body, was
present. The conterecs were pledged
to secrecy, and about aril uny of them
would admit was that an earnest effort,
and partially effectlvo one. had
been made to secure harmony. Jus- ,
tlce Earle, of Albany, was mentioned
as a gubernatorial posnlhlllty. Senator
Murphy said that he and Senator McCarren
had visited Hugh McLaughlin ;
to-day, but declined to say what had
been discussed beyond the statement :
that harmony was practically assured.
He said that the national committee )
would .co-operate with the state com- t
mltteo In the campaign.
rr * ? (
The census bureau announces the ,
population of Kaclne, Wis., is 29,102, as .
against 21,014 in 1820.
lliF ',r'
His Epccchci Art All Happy and to
tlio Point, and Jolt What tho
jPoopls Want.
Puts to flight tho Idle Panclos of
'Bryan, and His fcollowera?A
Triumphant Journoy.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 7.Governor
Roosovdt arrived In this city
at 6 o'clock thla ovonlng and was ao
corueu a israna Bircct uvmonmruiiun.
To-night he spoko in tho auditorium,
which was crowded to Ms utmost'capacity,
and later, made a brief speech In
Powers' theatre. During his tour
through Michigan to-day, Col. Jtoosovelt
made eight speethes, beginning at
Bay City at 8:30 In the morning and
ending at Hastings, qt 5 o'clock. The
crowds at tho various stops during tho
day were large, appreciative and responsive.
The New York governor Is
pleased with his Western reception, although
he complains that he is greatly
He says that while his health Is robust
and his strength equal to any ordinary
demand, he will be glad when
he crosses the Michlganstatu line into
another stato where the central commltteo
does not work ItB candidates so
hard. The governor sleeps here tonight,
in his private car, and goes to
South Bend, Indiana, to-morrow, where
he speaks at 5 o'clock in the evenlg.
The demonstration at the auditorium
to-night, in point of numbers and enthusiasm,
surpassed anything that ha:s
yet taken place at any meeting held
during the present campaign in honor
of the vice presidential candidate.
Thousands were unable to obtain admittance
to the hall, which was crowded
to its utmost capacity.
The meeting was called to order by
Congressman William Alden Smith,
who introduced Governor Roosevelt in
a brief, patriotic and telling address in
which he extolled the outrage, sacri
flees and patriotism of the American
soldier. "When Governor Roosevelt advanced
to the front of the stage the
great audience broke into enthusiastic
applause. "When it had subsided he
spoke as follows:
There are several great issues at stake,
in this campaign, but. of course, the
greatest ipsue of all'is the issue of
keeping the country on the plane of material
well-being and honor to which It
has been brought during the last four
years. I do not claim that President
Mckinley's' admirable administration
and the wise legislation passed by Congress
which he has sanctioned are sole
ly rosponsime xor our present wenbeing,
but I do'clpim that it Is possible
for the American people to achieve such
well-being. I insist furthermore that
the one and.only way to.Insure widespread
Industrial and social ruin would
be now to reverse the policy under
which we have so prospered, and to try
that policy of financial disgrace, and
economic disaster which we rejected in
'96. Our opponents now advance the ;
most extraordinary arguments that
have ever been advanced in a presidential
campaign by any party on behalf
of its presidential nominee.
They have reaffirmed specifically
their entire '96 platform, and yet they
insist vigorously that all they conslderedof
most vital Importance in '96 shall
now be relegated to a subordinate place;
and moro extraordinary still, they net- ?
ually ask that Mr. Bryan and a Democratic
house be elected, because the senate
will remain Republican anyhow, ho 1
that the President and the house won't j
be able to do much harm. Think of It, !
irontlnmen! This is the position actual
ly taken by not a few of our opponents, i
and especially by the men who know '
that Mr. Bryan's financial policy Is ut- ,
terly ruinous, but who want to give <
themselves some excuse for voting 1
against President McICinley, because ;
forsooth President McKlnloy has be.on ]
too active in upholding the honor of the i
flag. Mr. Bryan himself is sulllciently
strident when ho talks about those flg- ,
ments of disordered brains, militarism J
and imperialism; yet he cooes as mildly i
as a sucking dove when he whispers his 1
unchanged devotion to free silver, 2?owr *
it la worth while remembering that if
the question of the unsettlement of our
currency is raised in any campaign, it
must be one of the> paramount quv3- '
tlons. <
The other day, in accepting the Popu- 1
liatlc nomination, Mr. Bryan was care- f
ful to point out how little he and they <
differed Jn essentials on the greenback 1
question. Ho is quite right. Both are *
believers In flat money; what particular c
kind ' of flat money is necessarily n $
minor detail. It makes no difference rwhether
free silver or flat money is c
chtimploned as thev first or second Issue 1
so long as ft Is championed at nil. save
that to subordinate it as an Issue removes
the least Justification for raising
the issue at all. The one element more
essential than any other to the prosper- ,J
ity of a great civilized nation Is a sound
and stable currency. The only possible c
excuse for Jeopardising the prosperity
of the whole nation by attacking its ci
system of currency, is a conviction so u
Intense that fhe issue must of necessity
be a burning one. If our opponents do
not regurd the silver Issue as a paramount
issue, then why have they been c>
guilty, of gross wrong to their fellow ei
countrymen it\ raising it at all. As a
matter of fact, it la paramount, and the
attitude of the Popuifstlc Democracy in ?
trying to keep it out of sight east of the 7
? I. .. . I 9
{Continued 011 Third fago.),. | is
The Hero of the Olvtl War Will Hold
(i Beceptlon This Horning at the
City Building?'WIU Receive Old
Soldier* of All Ware.
The -visit of General O. O. Howard,
the tuiro of the Civil nml Indian wore,
hai hctn tlprclally .IntereeUni to the
old eoldlcru, c?peolally tho?e of Die
Civil war, many of whom have either
fought under him or wcro formed In
battle array nitalnat the troopa lie
bu?Hiia(iuuui uitu lit uoiUiCHVQ (U mo
general deelro iho general ha? consentoil
to hold ft reception to the old soldlcrs
of oil wars, to occur this morn*
lng between 10 and 12 o'clock In tho
chamber of tho ilrat brnch of, council,
city building. Tho general will be aaalated
In 'receiving: tho veterans by Congressman'
Dovoner and others. Not only
aro.tho soldiers of tho Blue and tho
Gray Invited to meet General Howard,
but nlao tho boya in blue ot the Span-,
Ish-Amerlcan war, and cltlsens In general..
Yesterday afternoon Qenoral Howard
drove about the city and auburba, and
ovorywhero ho was saluted by old men
who knew hla strongly marked face and
martial bearing, either from personal
acqualritnnco or from - descriptions of
him. The general was greatly pleased
with the reception homet with.
At the reception tiila morning, Major
W. J. "W. Cowden will act aB chairman.
General Howard and Captain Dovenor
will deliver abort addresses Qf a nonpartisan
character. The Eighth ward
and O. A. K. drum-corps will render
martial music.
scatterdaV reunion
Held Hero This Week "Was Attended
by Many Descendants of tho Original
John Scatterday?A Daughter
The annual reunion of the Scatterday;
family took place on Thursday at the*
home of Mr. G. Tt. Scatterday, South
Huron street. There, were present about
fifty persons, from Ohio, West Virginia
and Pennsylvania. Pour generations
were represented. The older men and
women Joined heartily with the younger
ones In the happiness of tne occasion.
'About the year 1800 John Scatterday
came to Belmont county, Ohio, and settled
near St. ClaJrsvlIJe. He was of
Scotch-Irish origin, with a. little mixture
of German blood, and was one
of the sturdy pioneers of Belmont
county. lie wns a magistrate for
twenty-flvo years. This John Scatterday
was nn ancestor of the numerous
Scatterdays who now reside in Belmont
county and portions of Ohio and West
Virginia. ; : * .
Mrs. Altsia, Hutchison, who is now 93
years of age, a daughter of the original
John Scatterday^ was at the reunion.
i,,u Citjuj ?1?C4?|. UL tilt; uajr nuuineu 10
make her feel young again.
The oliUclilzena of ..Wheeling will xe- .
meirftfcr - PtftalW"Stfrtterday7 Who" vrnn
superintendent of the suspension bridge
for many years, and whose wkfe now resides
in East Wheeling, nearly ninety
years of age. One of the older genera*
tion named i\ckellis Scatterday, had a
wholesale grocery business in Wheeling
about 1830.
The Scatterdays are an honest, industrious,
well-to-do people nnd aro
now found fn the professions and.various
industries, yet the larger numbqr
of the descendants of the original John
Scatterday still cling to the land and
pursue the honorable calling of agriculture,
being possessed of some of the
best farms in Belmont county.
In Squire Fltzpatrlck's court yesterday,
John Doe was finfcd fO and costs oh
an assault and battery charge preferred
by Charles Kehr. The two men engaged
in a scrap near the Whittaker mill,
early Wednesday morning.
Attorney Joseph A. Neeley was put
uuuci uunu iu nccji Mitr JICUIC mr PI*.
months. He was arrested on a warrant
sworn out by O. J. Slgworth, who alleges
that he threatened to do him bodily
harm. The case was tried last nl?h*
and Slgworth retained Attorney Mabon
to defend him, whJJe Neelcy was his
own counsel. The evidence brought
out the fact that Slgworth entered
Neeley's office and found him In consultation
with his (Slgworth's) wife,
rhe word was passed and Neeley told
aigwuriu liiuu 11 nuum iiui ul- guuu fyr
hlm if he ever entered his ofllee again.
Leon Freldeman was the only witness.
Neeley rooms at the home of Slgworth
md alleges that It is only a matter of
petty Jealousy.
The case of Henry Smith, arrested on
three warrants Issued by J. P. Hale,
charging him with drunkenness, use of
profanity and breach of the peace, was
to have been heard yesterday, but woa
postponed until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon
on account of sickness of the de?
[endant. ""i
In Squire Greer's court the case of
John Brannen and Mrs. Ed, Howley,
irrested on warrants sworn out by
Seorgo B. Lunan, charging them "with
profanity, was heard. The case was
lismlssed at the cost of the plalntiltCoal
Going Up.
NEW YOUK, Sept. 7.?Tho price of
:oal Is soaring in Europe and not
>nough ships can be had on this side of
[he ocean to carry coal to Europo to
lupply the demand. This Is adding
considerably to tho operating expenses
>f the big steamship companies as tho
Jwlft liners burr, from 40ti to 550 tons of
:oal dally. Coal is worth from $2 50 to
3 a ton more In Europe than here. As
. result the liners are carrying on tho
iutward voyigo enough coal to take
hem over and part of the way back.
Deadlock Continues.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa.. Sept. 7. ? The
ifhlAW . Jjiim nvlstofl' tn tilt*
wont/eth district cffngrexslonnl Conor
c nee for the past two weeks 'still
oritlnui'S. The conferees-met ojnin
3-day, when another ballot was taken,
ich of the three delegates receiving: the
sun! three votes. The conference then
djourhctl to meet next Monday.
Weather Forecast" for To-day.
For Wiffit Virginia: Cooler und partly
loudy. Saturday; rain Sunday; uortliistcriy
Local Temperature.
The temperature yesterday u.?.observed
v* C. Schnrpf, druggist. corner Market
nd Fourteenth tlrctu. way as /ollotvs: ,
a. ?I 8 P. m F9
a. 7? 7 p. ui , M .
SSlWtfuther, fair.

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