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\ PLUME A.LIX **^ UMBER 30. WT-Ti^VT Tixrr' \ir fi'TriT^r.^' ^ L
^G-^A-' 1HURSI)A\r, SEPTEMBER 27. 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS.{nvicBma.
LITTLE ulANlit
MANIFESTED IN
THE BIG STRIKE.
Request for Troops by Sheriff Harvey
Refused by Gonoral Gobin?Believes
They are Not Needed*
NO DISTURBANCES REPORTED
From the Various Fields?Crisis at
Iilarkle Minos Reached?Operations
Suspended?Both Sides Confident.
IIAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 2C.-The request
made yesterday by Sheriff Harvey
for troops, although not refused,
wus not granted by Governor Stone. The
sheriff and the state officials at Harrisburg,
however, have an understanding
between them and If the necessity arises
soldiers will be throwr^ into this region
in short order. If this be done,
the ilrst to arrive would probably be one
of the commands now stationed at
Shenandoah. The sheriff had a long
talk with Adjutant General Stewart
over the telephone and they agreed that
in view of the calmness now prevailing
throughout the Lehigh valley, it
would be Inadvisable to send an armed
force here at this time. The sheriff
to-day gavo out the following for the
Information of the citizens of this region:
"The fact that I have called upon the
governor for help Is true. I have since
been In communication with him, also
Gen. Gobin, who assures me that upon
the slightest overt act by the unlawful
assembling of men, that he will have
troops here within an hour, and also assures
me that they will stay until all the
trouble Is over."
No Disturbances Reported.
There were no disturbances reported
In this region to-day. Rumors of contemplated
marches of the strikers are
constantly in circulation, but as far as
can be learned there is no truth in any
of them. The march early yesterday
morning from Cranberry to Dorrlnger
was kept a secret until the starting
time, and the strikers may again get
away on a similar march. The sheriff
Is kept well Informed of every move
the strikers make in the way of marching
and will try to be on hand in every
Instance to. see that life and property is
not placed in jeopardy.
Three strikers were arrested by coal
and iron police charged with unlawful
assembling and trespassing while walking
nlong the railroad tracks on the Lehigh
Valley Coal Company property
..-t^etwecA. this company's No. 10 shaft
and "No. 3 slope in the western part of
the city. They were released after after
a hearing this afternoon.
The crisis at the mines of the G. B.
Markle Company has been reached.
There were many expressions among
the men to-day of dissatisfaction
against some of the Arm's answers to
their demands.
"Wage Scale Principal Grievance.
The principal grievance of the men
is the wage scale. They ask for only
about one-half of what the United Mine
Workers are demanding. Operations
at the Markle collieries were suspended
to-day so that the employes could hold
meetings to dlrcuss the firm's answer.
The meeting was held In the forenoon
and this afternoon the committee composed
of employes of the several Markle
mines, with the exception of Ebervale
(which Is completely tied up), made
known to the Arm the decision of the
employes. They accept the firm's proposition
In regard to the hoisting of
men from the slope, acquiesce In the
refusal to pay the engineers by the
hour, and want to arbitrate all tlie
other grievances excepting those relating
to semi-monthly pay, nnd the location
of powder houses, which have
been adjusted by the answer of Markle
& Company.
The'men also decided to remain at
work pending the arbitration negotiations
and agreed to ask the firm to "deduct
from the pay of each family that
returns to work, their quota for the
payment of ihe arbitrator selected by
the men."
Forca Sliort-Handed.
Judging only by the talk of the men,
it look* as If a considerable number of
men will not go to work to-morrow
morning. The force of men nt each of
the Markle slopes Is now very shorthanded.
The tlrm for the time being
refused to discuss anything in connection
with its future actions.
With regard to the general strike situation
In the Lehigh Valley, it cannot
he said that many groat gains were
inuue on euner side to-day. Some
who quit work yesterday at the Coxe,
Tomhlcken, Derringer and Go wen
mines, returned to-day. The Lehigh .
"Valley Coal Company reports more
men working to-day than any time
since the strike began.
The labor leaders claim accessions to
their ranks from both the mines at
Eekley and Lattlmer.
Preacher Springs a Surprise.
SIIAMOKIN, Pa., Sept. 20.?liev. John
C. KonstnnkJevlrz, pastor of the Ilussfan
Greek church here, and vicar general of
the United States, sprung a somewhat
Important and certainly unexpected
surprise this afternoon. He announced
in the event of the strike continuing
until suffering and destitution put In an
appearance, ho and his congregation had
arranged to mortgage the whole of their
church property, valued at over $25,000,
and divide the proceeds among the ruffftrers,
and In the event of the strike
being continued for a long period, the
entire congregation will leave the reglon.The
situation here remains unchanged.
Plan to End the Strike.
SCIt ANTON, pa., Sept. 26.?The sains
'hat the strikers are .making In the
Schuylkill region have had the effect of
' 'Using the operators of this district to
"' iJvlty and steps arc now being taken
*'? drive I he entering wedge that will. It
I" figured, break up the strike. t'lio
P'nn of the operators Is to have each of
'h" l?lg corporations start up a few
'"In- :: nntl keep them going at all "ost.
't Is confidently ejrpected that employes
<>f four nnd possibly live Individual collI'-rloH
v.Hl resume work when the big
fiompanlea begin to get under way. and
miiu u hoou proportion or the men baclc
at work, It will "not be long before all
will have returned.
WALL STREET
Visited by Senator Hanna. for tho
Purpose of Settling the Strike. ]
Some Chance of Succceding. i
NEW YORK, Sept 2(J. ? The Times j
will nay to-morrow:
Senator Hanna made another visit to
the ofllces of J. P. Morgan & Co., In
Wall street yesterday, which was much
more protracted than his call on Air.
Morgan the day before. A conference
was held at Mr. Morgan's ofllco, which
was attended by all of the presidents of
the coal roads except President Oly
pnant, or tne. Delaware & Hudson, who
Is 111.
Mr. Morgan Is working nand In glove
with Senator Hanna to bring about a
settlement of the anthracite coal strike
and a report got abroad In Wall street
after the conference that the strike had
been settled.
President Fowler, of the Ontario Sc
Western, and other railroad official*, declined
to talk. Some of the officials
would not even admit that they had attended
the conference.
President Truesdale. of the Lackawanna,
denied that there Is a word of
truth In the settlement report, and said:
Propose to Continue.
"We started In to fight the miners'
union nnd we propose to continue that
fight to the end."
The strike, it is said, was discussed ct
Republican national headquarters yesterday
at a conference attended by Senator
Hanna, Senator Scott, Treasurer
Cornelius N. Bliss, Joseph H. Manley
and Fred S. Glbbs. Before the meeting
Senators Piatt and Depew, of this state,
and Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania,
were consulted. The session lasted
more than two hours.
Senator Hanna was very reticent
when asked about what was belnp done
to settle the strike and professed to
kno*w nothing about It.
It Is reported, however, that Senator
Hanna Is not only doing all Jn his power
to end the strike, but that he almost
succeeded In averting it before it was
ordered. His efforts would probably
have been successful, but for the interference
of a self-constituted committee
that upset his plans.
GOOD WORK
Being1 Done "by Governor Atkinson in
Ritchie County?Large Audiences
ouiiuuue to urcec mm.
Special Dispatch to the Intelllgcncer.
#HARRISVILLE, "W. Va., via Cornwallls,
W.. Va., Sept. 26.?One of the
greatest political meetings In the history
of Ritchie county was held here
to-day, and was addressee! by Governor
George TV'. Atkinson. The court house
was packed to Its doors with as enthusiastic
an audience as ever greeted
a political speaker in this town. The
audience was composed of representative
citizens from every nook and corner,
of the county.
""Tinrgovernor wasirt fltie'formTOTurrfccelved
a big ovation. His address .vas
a masterly effort, and was applauded
to the echo. The Issue of Bryanlom
went down before his logic and Irresistible
facte, lie Is making votes wherever
he goes. The enthusiasm which prevailed
here to-day completely disproved
the charge of apathy, and foreshadows
the greatest majority ever rolled up In
old Ritchie for the Republican ticket
this fall. ^
SPANISH* WAR VETS
Decide Upon a Uniform of Mixed
Blue and Gray?General Miles
Elected Commander-in-Chief.
WASHINGTON. D. C., Sept. 26,-The
convention of Spanish war veterans
continued Its meeting here to-day, with
about twenty members present.
The convention decided on a uniform
of mixed blue and gray, as typical of
the union of the north and south during
the Spanish war. The following officers
were elected:
Connnander-ln-Chlef, General Nelson
A. Miles; senior vice comnmnder-lnchief,
Colonel James H. Tillman, of
South Carolina; Junior vice commander-in-chief.
Colonel William H. Hubbell.
Naw York: inspector general, Colonel
Frank H. Harrington. U. S. M. C.:
judge advocate general. Major Charles
E. Miller, of Ohio; surgeon general. Dr.
S. Clifford Cox, United States navy;
spotiflor, Miss Clara Barton; council of
administration. Colonel M. Emmet
Urell, District of Columbia: Captain
Henry D. Green, Pennsylvania; Captain
Bernard 1>. Reinold, New York;
John H. Hopper, New Jersey; Max
Flelachman, Ohio: Otto L. Suez, North
Dakota; Major Harold C. Mewgrew, Indiana.
ABUSED BY ENGLISH.
Returned Americans From South Af
ricn Tell of Cruel Treatment at the
Hands of Victoria's Subjects.
NEW YORIC, Sept. 26.?William
Phelps and John Anderson, claiming
California as their hotne, arrived today
on the steamship Spoarndam, from
Rotterdam. Phelps sayn ho went to tho
Transvaal in 1691. Anderson says he
left Chicago in 1S07 for Johannesburg
and engaged as a miner. When tho
war broke out in South Africa they
took the neutrality oath. In July this
year they were arrested in Kauersburg
by British soldiers and sent to the
barracks, where they claim they were
abused. They protested as Americans.
They were kept as prisoners fortyeight
hours and then sent away on a
cattle train. They weg? Anally landed
at Flushing, Holland. The American
consul there could do nothing for them
and the British consul sent them to
Rotterdam, whence they came here.
Phelps says he was born In England
and Anderson claims to be n native of
Sweden, but both assert they were naturalized
as citizens of this country.
Opposed to Union Label System.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. HG.-The
United Tvpothetae of America held today's
session behind closed doors and
all sessions hereafter will be executive
and only delegates or their proxies will
be admitted. The executive committee
made the first attack on the union label
in Its report to-day. The report expressed
enmity to the union label rystern
nnd recommended that It be fought
through the courts.
Stoel Works Ucoumo.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 20.?The Republic
Iron and Steel Company's works
In East St. Louis to-day resumed operations
after a suspension of two
months. More than eight hundred men
returned to work on .the scale recently
nlaned at Cincinnati*
ROUGH RIDERS
SAVE ROOSEVELT
FROM VIOLENCE.
Crowd of Thugs Organized and Paid
to Break Up the Meeting at
Victor, Colorado.
GOVERNOR STRUCK IN BREAST
By One of the Ruffians?'Train Sur- |
rounded by the Mob?Assailant
Knocked Sown.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Hept. 2C.?
Governor Roosevelt had a most exciting
experience to-day at Victor, a few milea
from Cripple Creek, among the mines,
where a demonstrative crowd had assembled.
'
The governor had a narrow escape
from seTlous personal violence. The Incident
was the only one of the kind that
has occurred during the progress of the
trip and it Is said that the trouble was
occasioned by a small body of toughs
Who had been organized and paid tor
the puropse of breaking up the meeting.
The men engaged were few In number,
but very violent in their attack.
Governor Roosevelt spoke at Armory
Hall, which was filled. He had'hardly
begun to speak when he was interrupted
by noisy demonstrations. He said:
"In my jjtate the men who were put
on the committee on platform to draw
up an anti-trust platform at Kansas
City convention had at that time their
pockets stuffed with Ice trust stock. The
Democratic leader In New York, Richard
Croker. nnnn whom vnn hfinn vmtr
only hope, and It is a mighty slim hope,
too, was another great stockholder and
If, In fact, you were to read through the
list of stockholders In that trust, it
would sound like reading the roll of
members of Tammany Hall."
Teddy's Quick Reply.
A voice cried: ""What about the rotton
beef?"
The governor replied: "I ate it, and
you will never get near enough to be
hit with a bullet, or within five miles
of it."
Governor Roosevelt succeeded in finishing
his remarks, though there was
an evident intention among those present
that he should not do so. When the
governor left the hall with his party to
go toward the train, he was surrounded
by a company of rough riders, commanded
by Sherman Bel],-one of. his
soldiers in the Spanish war.
Governor Roosevelt and his party
were on foot, A crowd of boys and men
began throwing" stones and shouting for
Bryan. The rough riders, mounted and
unmounted,, closed in around the governor
to protect him from assault by the
mob. One made a personal attack upon
Governor Roosevelt and succeeded in
striking him a btow In the breast with
a stlok. The assailant was immediately
knocked down by Daniel M. Sullivan,
postmaster of Cripple Creek.
Rush Made for Mounted Men.
A rush was made by the mob to drag
the mounted men in khaki uniforms
from their horses. The men on foot,
'also In khaki closed around the governor,
making a wedge which pushed
through the crowd,and they finally succeeded
in gaining the train which was
surrounded by the mob.
By this time there were probably 1,000
or 1,500 excited people in the vicinity
and fisticuffs were exchanged on all
3ides. Many of the mob were armed
with sticks and clubs, some of them
with rotton potatoes, stale eggs and
lemons. The entire party regained the
train, however, without serious injury
and it pulled out of the place with the
rough riders on the rear platform.
Governor Roosevelt, while regretting
the occurrence was not disturbed by the
Incident and was ready to proceed wltl/
his speeches in Cripple Creek.
Business Houses Docorated.
COLORADO SPRINGS,Col.,Sept. SC.?
A great demonstration was made in
Colorado Springs on the arrival of the
Roosevelt train. The governor made a
short speech in Temple Theatre and one
In the Opera House. Both places were
crowded. All business houses along the
line of march were decorated with
bunting.
Vast Crowds Greet Him.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Col.. Sept. 26.-On
leaving CoJonulo Springs, the Boosevell
train was split into two sections, the
first stop thereafter being at Colorado
City. The entire population apiwared
10 ace mo xncw ior* governor ana
shake hte hand. Manltou was the next
atop. A large crowd was assembled
here to listen to the five minute talk of
the campaigners. The train then moved
on to Divine, where there was a pause.
A call was also made at Glllett und Independence.
Train Guarded by Detectives.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 26.?Tlio following
message has been received in this
city:
"The Roosevelt train will pass
through Victor to-night on Its Journey
to Pueblo. Several d??t??ctlvea with Winchesters
guard the train."
Bryan's Graceful Act.
LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. 26.?Before
leaving for Nebraska City this evening,
Mr. Kvan, in a note to the press, requested
that his political friends remove
his pictures from the windows on
October 2 as a matter of courtesv to
the Republican candidate for vice president,
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who
visits the city on that day.
Bryan Attacks Stnrcli Trust.
NEBRASKA City. Neb., Sept. 26.Hon.
William J. Bryan spoke to a large
crowd hero to-night. The speech had
been looked forward to .with much In
terest because Air. Bryan had announp!
ed that he would dear with the. trust
question, as affected by the suit instituted
by Attorney General Smith to annul
the sale of the Argo starch works, of
this city, to the National Starch Company,
popularly known as the starch
trust.
M. E. CONFERENCE
In Session at Clarksburg ? Bishop
Cranston Present?D. L. Ash Resigns
as Secretary?Succeeded by R.
B. "Ward?C. B. Qroliam Elected
Treasurer.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 26.?
The West Virginia conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church met in Its
flfty-fourth annual session In the M. E.
church in this city at 0 a. m., with
Bishop Earl Cranston, D. D., LL. D.,
of Portland. Oregon, presiding. The
bishop conducted the. devotional services.
The secretary of the last conference,
D. Lj. Ash, then called the roll and a
large number of ministers responded.
Mr. Ash announced to the conference
that hd would not be a candidate for
re-election as secretary, since his presiding
cider's duties would be quite
enough to keep him busy^ C. B. Grn
ham and R. B. Ward were nominated
for secretary. R. B. Ward has elected
and selected (or his assistants J. L.
B. Jones and S. j. AMIHjr, a. a. Kelley
was elected statistical secretary* and C.
B. Graham was elected treasurer.
The bishop uddressed the conference
on the importance or (he work, emphasizing
the Importance of a pure life.
Rev. Dr. W. F. MeDowel, of New
York, secretary of the educational society.
also addressed the conference.
District reports were called for and S.
P. Crummett, presiding elder of .the
Buckhannon district, read a report of
Ills work, which showed some advancement
in the work during'the year.
The conference then adjourned to
meet again at 2 p. m., for the purpose
of gathering the statistical report. Dr.
J. L. Sooy presided at the afternoon
session. At the same hour the bishop
and presiding elders had a cabinet
meeting In the parlors of Hon. C. W.
Lynch, at whose home the bishop is being
entertained.
In the evening a twentieth century
ofTeriiy? rally was held in the opera
house, nt which Dr. A. Cameron presided.
The meeting was an enthusiastic
one. Addresses were made by Dr.
Wier, president of *the West Virginia
Conference Seminary; Dr. W. F. McDowel,
of New York, and Bishop Earl
Cranston.
Rev. C. E. Clarke, of Thomson M. E.
church. Wheeling, preached the annual
missionary sermon on Tuesday evening
to a very large audience, who greatly
appreciated his talk.
TEMPERANCE WORKERS
Open Their Annual Session ? Large
Attendance?Address by President.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 2G.?
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of the state began their eighteenth
annual convention In the Fifth
street M. E. church this afternoon, with
a large attendance. The afternoon >esslon
was devoted to routine matters.
To-night, after addresses of welcome
by City Attorney Forrer, Rev. H. G.
Henderson, Mrs. Dr. Wise and Prof. U.
S. Fleming, the state president, Mrs. X.
C. Morrow, of Fairmont, delivered her
annual address, which was an Interesting
summary of the growth of the soclty
In this state.
White Well Eecelved at Dingess.
Spcclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
DING ESS, W. Va., Sept. 26.?Hon. A.
B. White addressed the greatest and
most enthusiastic political meeting ever
assembled in Dlngess, the large graded
school building In the centre of the town
being not half large enough to hold the
crowd. For two hours the governor
poured broadsides Into the fallacies and
vagaries of the prophof. of evil. Mingo
county Is In good shape, and enjoying
unprecedented prosperity. Doily accessions
to the Republican party are being
made.
Teamster Crushed to Dentil.
Bpccial Dispatch to the intelligencer.
ST. MARYS, W. Va., Sept. 2^.?Newton
Adams, a teamster, was crushed to
death here to-day. He was sitting on
a box In his wagon, when the front
wheel struck a piece of pipe, throwing
him out, the box falling on top of him.
He was thirty-eight years old, and single.
Ills home was at Matamoras, O.
W/M./,nntnT?n
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
MOKGANTOWN, W. Viu, Sept. 2C.?
The first step towards greater Morgantown
was tnken Inst night when the
council of South Morgantown unanimously
voted to come Into the big corporation.
Seneca and Greenmont promise
to follow. The new town will h.tve
G.000 population.
Girl Decorators Quit "Worlr.
8peclal Dispatch to the Intelllgcnccr.
STEUBEN VILLE, O., Sept. 26.?The
girls employed nt Wlrts Bros*, decorating
works handed In their resignations
to-day because of a proposed reduction
of two to ten cents per hundred, which
reduces their wages to $2 per week.
Jumped from a Bridge.
Special Dispatch to the Intelllccncor.
MORGANTOWN', W. Va., Sept. I'C.?
Word was received here this morning
that J. V. Nabors. a former citizen of
thl? place, committed suicide by Jumping
off the Fort Wnyne & Chicago rall\vny
bridge 1? Allegheny, PtC
Death of a Pioneer.
Special Dispatch to tho IntclUj;enccr.
MOUGANTOWN. W. Va., Sept. 26.?
Francis M. Michael, the ancestor of one
of tho largeat anil most respected families
In the county, died of stomach
trouble to-day, aged severity-eight
years.
Water Works Contract Awarded.
Special Dispatch to tho Inti'lllstmcor.
ST. MAKY8, W. Va., Sept. 20.?Tho
council awarded the contract for a wafer
works system to II. T. Day, of Tlnllalre,
Ohio, for $13,120, to be completed
by December 15.
"Victim of Typhoid.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
MOUGANTOWN. "NV. Va.. Sept. 26.?
Mary llobe, wife of Lee Kobe, a merchant
In South Morgantown. died of typhoid
fever to-duy, aged fifty years.
Foot Ball Game*.
CARLISLE, Pa., Sept. 26.?Carlisle
Indiana 21; Dlckluaon College 0.
JAPAN ASSENTS
TO PROPOSAL OF
GERMAN EMPIRE.
Urges There Should be No Prolonged
Delay in Negotiations?Would
Refuse to Pursue tlie Court
TO THE INTERIOR OF CHINA.
Posthumous Honors Conferred Upon
Celebrities Who Suicided?Do Not
Like America's Attitude.
LONDON, Sept. 27, 4:15 a. m.?The
Chinese question is again in the phase
of discussion of the stability of the European
concert' and the likelihood of
Germany finding it convenient to modify
her aggressive attitude. According
to the Yokohama correspondent of the
Dally Mail, Japan assents to Germany's
proposal, but at the same time
strongly urges that there should be no
prolonged delay in the negotiations.
The same authority says that Japan
would decline to follow Germany In
pursuing the Imperial court Into the Interior
ot China.
From Shanghai comes the announcement
that art imperial edict confers
posthumous honors on the antl-foroign
high commissioner, Li Pang Heng, who
committed suicide after the evacuation
or rung *jnow, ana uune unung 11.
the late dtaperor's father-in-law. who
killed himself after tnc emperor and
empress regent left Pekln.
The Chinese papers assert that orders
have been Issued for the erection
of a new imperial palace at Si Ngan
Fu. They also report that LI Hung
Chang has started for Pekln, escorted
by Russian and Japanese troops, and
that Lu Chunn Lin has been appointed
viceroy of Canton. Sheng's Yamen
confirms the rumor that LI Hung
Chang has received Becret orders to attempt
to re-capture Pekln.
Disorders in Canton.
Describing the disorders In the vicinity
of Canton, the Hong Kong correspondent
of the Times, wiring yesterday,
says:
"The American church in the suburbs
of Canton, has been destroyed: and the
Catholic church at To Kan Hang and
the foreign cemetery there have been
destroyed."
The Times, dealing editorially with
the attitude of Washington, says:
"This is not calculated to smooth the
path of the powers. Mr. Conger's unsolicited
offer of mediation Is a proceeding
very unusual in diplomacy. If
the United States government withdraws
Its troops. It will virtually leave
the American legation under the protection
of the powers with whom the
United States declines to co-operate.
America must be av.?ire that no legation,
with only a guard to defend It,
would long be safe und^r a Chinese
government, including Prince Tuan and
the other boxer leaders."
Russia's Awful Deeds.
The Times prints correspondence
from Niu Chwang. declaring that the
Russians have killed Indiscriminately
nese civilians, men, women and children,
both Inside nnd outside of the
walls. The correspondent adds that
from all sides come reports of the violation
of women and that the Russians
are carrying out a# policy of the destruction
of property and the extermination
of the people In Kai Chau.
Nearly all the villages have been burned
and the inhabitants killed. For some
days the correspondent declares the
soldiery and Cossacks have be?n allowed
to do what they like: and he thinks
the annexation of Manchuria Is intended.
"Word From Chaffee.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept. 26.?The
following has been received from General
Chaffee:
"TAKU, September 23.
"Adjutnnt General, Washington.
"September 21, No. 51. Acknowledge
your No. 40. Leave for Tlerf Tain this
afternoon. Will be absent several days.
General Wilson remains here. LI Hung
Chang at Tien Tsln. Understand starts
here soon, have offered him escort, declined.
Country very quiet; good order
In Pekin.
(Signed.) "CHAFFEE."
Prince Tunn Rewarded.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Sept. 2G.?It Is
stated In diplomatic quarters that definite
nnd official Information has been
received that Frlnce Tunn has been appointed
president of the privy council
of China, Instead of grand secretary, as
was nt first reported, and that a number
of other Chinese officials prominent
... vccii sinilInrly
honored. The Chinese minister
hns not been advised of Prince Tuan's
appointment, hut he expressed the belief
after calling at the state department
to-day. that the report probably
was true. The position of president of
the privy council Is sulci to be one of
foremost importance, similar to that of
secretary of state or premier.
BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
Will bo Given In London Headed by
Sir Henry Irving?Other Theatrical
Celebrities to Take Part
LONDON, Sept. 20.?Col. Ochlll
organizing a benefit performance fixed
for October 16, in behalf of the Galveston
fiood sufferers. At the outset he
enlisted Sir Henry Irving In the project
and they have worked together Avlth
the most satisfactory results.
Mr. Arthur Collins, managing director
of Drury Lane Theatre Royal. otters
himself for the benefit together with
one act of Mr. Cecil Raleigh's drama,
"The Price of reace." Sir Henry Irving
and his company will appear In
Waterloo and he will recite "lCugeno
Aram;' 'and Mr. Deerbohm Tre?>, Mr.
and Mrs. KendaJJ, Mr. K. W. Sward.
Mrs. Brown-Potter, MIhs Marie Tempest,
Mr. Florence Si. John and Mrs.
Joe Lewis have offered to assist.
Col. Ochiltree Is In correspondence
with Mr. Maurice Grau. now In Paris,
and h?i>e? to get Madame Bernhardt.
Mine. Melba and Miss Fanchon Thompson:
and he Is trying to persuade Mrs.
Antonio de Navarro (Mary Anderson) 10
take part In the entertainment In some
capacity.
United States Ambassador Choate
heartily supports th?? undertaking and
the boxes have been sold at pricca ranging
from $WUo Jioo each.
HOWARD GUILTY.
The Kentucky Mountaineer Will
Hang for the Murder of William
Qoflbel?Vcrdict Came aa a Surpriao.
FANKFORT. Ky.. Sept. 26.?James
Howard has been found .guilty of being
a principal of the assassination of Governor
Goobul. A verdict was returned
Khortly before JO o'clock thla morning
and entailed a death sentence.
The verdict tvas n. surnrUV ???j1
been strongly rumored that the Jury
was divided on the question of the guilt
or Innocence. It has been learned, however,
that the difficulty In reaching a
verdict was over the degree of punishment,
some of the jurors favoring the
life Imprleonment, while others stood
out for the death penalty and Anally
uon their associates over.
Court reconvened at 9 o'clock. The
jury was reported hopelessly divided
and the spectators, who filled the court
room to Its utmost capacity, were white
wJth suppressed excitement.
At 9:43 the jury tiled Into the room.
Foreman Crutcher handed to the clerk
the Jury's verdict on a slip of paper, *
Howard occupied a seat by his attorney.
As the clerk read from the paper
the Jury's finding, the defendant did
not display the least agitation and waa
apparently no more concerned than any
other' person In the court room.
Howard was remanded to jail, where
he was followed by his bosom friend*
John G. White, who seemed almost
paralyzed by the verdict. The Jury
which tried the case was divided politically
as follows:
Nine Democrats, one Republican and
two antl-Goebel Democrats.
Thn vor/llnt r\t ?- ?
...V >vu<v> v. me, JU1 j, R JB ucue*?
ed, was based largely upon the destruction
of Howard's alibi, upon which be
depended solely. Howard's attorney
will at once apply for a new trial.
IN FAVOR OF ROCKEFELLER.
Court Decides in Case Brought by
Corrigan for a Million Dollars.
CLEVELAND, 0., Sept. 26.?Judge
Lanison, of the common pleRs court, today
handed down a decision in favor o?
John D. Rockefeller In the million dollar
suit brought against the latter toy
Captain James Corrigan.
In 1895 Corrigan placed 6,500 Standard
oil trust certificates in Rockefeller*?
hands to secure a loan. Rockefeller
held the stock as trustee, and finally
purchased It himself, placing the value
at $167 per share. Corrigan afterward
charged him with committing fraud.
He alleged that Rockefeller by reason
of his position of trustee had superior
knowledge of the value of the stock,
and that the stock was worth *460 instead
of $167 per share. The matter waa
submitted to arbitrators, who decided
in favor of Rockefeller. Corrigan refused
to accept their findings and took
the case Into court.
DECEMBER AND MAY.
General Stewart L. Woodford Marries
His Young Secretary.
NEW YORK, Sept. 26.?General Stewart
L. Woodford, former minister to
Spain, was married to Miss Isabel
Hanson to-day. The wedding ceremony
took place in the chapel of the Flwst
Presbyterian church, on lower Fifth
avenue, this city. The Rev. Howard
Duffleld officiated. About sixty persons,
only the nearest relatives and ?
few cIobc friends, witnessed the ceremony,
and these were also guests at
the wedding breakfast which was served
at Sherry's Just after the marriage
had been solemnized. The bride was
the private secretary of General Woodford
at Madrid at the outbreak of the
Spanish-American war. She .Is about'
30 years old and General Woodford 1b
G5. This Is his second marriage, his
first wife having died about two yearn
ago.
Shot and Killed in tlie Woods*
BELLEPONTE, Pa., Sept 26.?John
Keenan, a woodsman, to-day shot and
killed Annie HobBon. the pretty daughter
of John Hobson, of Gllllnton, thlo
county. The two, accompanied by tho
girl's baby sister, had gone for a walk
In the woods and a half hour afterward
Keenan carried the lifeless body of the
girl bark home. Keenan, who claims
the shooting was accidental, Is -under
arrest.
Big Increase at Lehigh.
BETHLEHEM. Pa., Sept. 26.?L*.
high University opetied this afternoon,
with a total registration of 465, an Increase
of sixty over last year. President
Drown, after welcoming t*o
dents, condemned hazing av tmwortBy
and unmanly. The freshmen and sophomores.
however, had their cane rush,
the sophomores coming off victorious.
French Bark Foundora
CORONEL. Chill, Sept. 26.-The
French bark General De Charette, Capt.
Le Merle, which sailed from Swanzea,
on June 24, for San Francisco, struck on
a rock In the Strait of Le Malre, on
September 3 and foundered. Her crew
with the exception of two members,
landed safely at Band Point.
Five Inches of Snow in Wyoming.
EVANSTON, Wyoming. Sept. 26.-AU
the country between Granger and Evunston,
Wyoming, is covered with
about live inchts of snow on the level.
Cattlemen fear that this early fall of
snow means a hard and long winter,
and are preparing for a siege.
Movemeut of Steamships.
NEW. YORK?Sardinia. GlnBROW.
LONDON?Marquette, New York.
MOV1LLE?Anchorln, New York for
Glasgow.
BREMEN?Kalserln Maria Therese,
New York.
LIVERPOOL?Ultonln, Ronton; Lake
Chatnplaln, Montreal.
BOULOGNE?Amsterdam, New York
for Rotterdam and proceeded.
GIBRALTAR?Werra, New York for
Naples ami Genoa nnd proceeded.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For Ohio?'Fair and colder Thursday;
Frldny fair; fresh went to northwest
wltuls.
For Western Pernsylvanla?Fair iind
colder Thursday; Friday fnlr: colder In
southern portion; fresh northwesterly
wind*.
For West Vlrrlnla?Fnlr Thursday: colder
In northwest hnlf: Frldny fair and colder;
northwesterly winds.
Local Temperature.
The temperature yesterday us pl)*ervfd
by C, Schnepr. druggist, corner Market
and Fourteenth street*. wan ns follow*:
7 a. in i?|3p. m M
9 a. m 75 } 7 n. m H
12 *9 i CV\ eaihcn-Fair,

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