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I VOLUME VTTY-vi;vm.M, ?-, ",77: ,
President Trtiesdale, of tho Delaware,
Lackawanna & "Western Hailway,
ilakes a Frank Statement.
President Mitchell Issues a Circular
Ordering Men Not to Load Bituminous
Coal?Must Stand Firm.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27.?President
I Truesdale, of the Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western rail way, to-day, referring
to the meeting yesterday at J. P. Morgan
& Company's oiTlce, said:
"I was at the meeting yesterday at
J. P. Morgan's office and at other previous
meetings." I know of no settlement
having yet been made, but It will
do no harm now for me to tell you thac
negotiations, toward the settling of the
strike aro actually under way."
May bo Brought Into the Contest.
President Mitchell Requests Them
to Refuse to Load Cars for Anthracite
Operators?Day of Rumors.
HAZLETON,.Pa., Sept. 27.?President
Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers'
k to-day sent a telegram to thi* central
' Pennsylvania bituminous coal Held,
which possibly may have the effect o:
bringing the soft coal mine workers into
the contest which the anthracite work
?-? "7 ???-, ?WJ1 .f, UfeUL.Ok MIU .....;?
owherp. ^THe telegram was sent to
Richard'Gilbert, secretary of District
No.v2, Clearfield, Pa., and was as follows:
"Issue circular letter instructing all
mine workers In central Pennsylvania,
that they are not to load coal for shipment
into markets formerly supplied by
anthracite operators. We are Informed
that the Philadelphia & Reading, Delaware
& Hudson and the Jersey Central
railroads are now attempting to defeat
the anthracite strike by sending their
cars into central Pennsylvania to have
them loaded with bituminous coal.
I Please comply with this request at
Truth Cannot Be Learned.
The report from New York thai
Chairman Hanna Is making strenudus
efforts to have the strike settled, was
discussed with much Interest to-day.
Whether it is true cannot be learned
h?rc. but-there i$ a*ecllQ?.growlng that
some sort of a move will soon be made
looking toward a settlement of the
strike. From what quarter the hoped
for step will come, is, of course, only
guess work.
President Mitchell said that he had
been watching the bituminous coal Held
closely for just such a move as he alleges
has been made by the railroads
mentioned In his telegram and he does
not fear that they will make much of a
success In getting the soft coal into the
anthracite market. The miners in the
j, central Pennsylvania region, he continues,
are in thorough sympathy with
their fellow workmen in the eastern
part of the state and President Mitchell
feels sure that as soon as they find that
the coal they may be loading or asked
J to load, is to take the place of hard coal,
they will refuse to handle It,
Soft Coal Fields Will Not Suspend.
Labor leaders do not anticipate any
suspension of work In the soft coal field
unless the operators insist upon sending
tholr coal to the anthracite maxket.
Considerable Interest Is being manifested
as to the effect of President Mitchell's
action Jn attempting to defeat the
alleged coal carrying roads. This was
a day of rumors. Around strike headquarters
there were stories in circulation
that Archbishop Ryan and Senator
Manna were coming here to see President
Mitchell; that all the coal carrying
roads had agreed to arbitrate all differences
and that the strike had been settled.
The last mentioned rumor was
the only one which the labor lenders
paid any attention to, and in connection
with it, they Bent a telegram to the
' president's union in the three unions
comprising the entire anthracite coal
field of Pennsylvania. The telegram Is
ns follows:
No Attention to Reports.
"Report is current that operators
have made concessions in wage scalc
and will attempt to induce mine workers
to resume work. Please advise all
miners In your district that no attenI
tlon should be given to these reports
and that they will be officially notified
should any offer of settlement be made.
Under 110 consideration whatever should
I work be resumed unless authorized by
n convention representing all mine
workers In the anthracite field. It Is
Vitally Important that all miners stand
firm and determined and not be deceived
by those whose interests it Is to
defeat the purpose for which the strike
was Inaugurated."
i In speaking about tho rumors of n
I nettlement, Mr. Mitchell said the strike
could not be ended without his knowing
It and that he had no knowledge of any
effort thnt might now bo In progress
which would lead to an Immediate settlement.
Identity of Third Person Unknown.
Mr. Mitchell h\*o denied having any
knowledge of tho opening of the negoi
tlatlons mentioned by President TruesV
dale, of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
& urn mlinorul. He dans not know
B who the third person Ik that Mr. TruexM
speaks of and says he had not been
B ^Pliroachcd In any way. ^
B entire llajcleton region wua (jcilet |
to-day and the only noticeable change
In the strike sKuatlon was at the collieries
of G. D. XJarkle & Company. Ak
predicted by the striko leaders yesterday
there was a considerable induction
In the forces working at the various collieries
operated by this firm. The strikers
say that the mines are practically
Idle, while all that the general superintendent
of the mines would say was
that the collieries were started as usual
to-day. *
Asked to Act as Arbitrator in the
Coal Strike?-Will Seriously Consider
the Proposition.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 27.-Cardl- i
nal Gibbons has been asked to ^ict aa
arbitrator between the striking miners
and the operators of the anthracite coal
region of Pennsylvania. While admitting
that he has been approached on
the subject, his eminence said to-night i
that he had heard from only one side of i
the parties In controversy, and must i
decline to discuss the question of arbl- ;
tratlor. until all had been heard from.
To those who approached him on the ]
subject, the cardinal said: '
"I have received overtures from two
or three Interested parties, but I shall j
not act until 1 hear more of the matter.
I have not heard from both sides." i
"Will Vfill rr?n?f?nt In nnt If hnth oMon
do approach ycu?" he was asked.
"In that case I shall take the matter
under very serious consideration; very i
serious consideration," he added, as it >
to emphasize the remark. ' . 3
Continuing, his eminence declared
that he would be glad to do anything In i
his power to help solve the problem
which seriously affects so many souls,
A Tew Points in the Shenandoah .
Field?Not a Ton Mined During the ,
Entire Day. i
SHENANDOAH, PJa., Sept. 27.?To- ;
day's developments In the strike situ a- i
tion in this region showed important '
gains on the part of the mine workers. :
Two big collieries in the Ashland dls- !
trict controlled by the Philadelphia & '
Reading Iron and Coal Company was 3
compelled to close and a third worked
with a crippled force. The Locust
Spring colliery at Locust Gap, nine ;
miles from Ashland, was unable to work
owing to the small number of men who <
reported. This operation ordinarily em- ;
ploys about 1,500 men and boys. The ,
Bast Colliery at Locust Dale, closed this
afternoon, and the Potts colliery at Big 1
Mine run worked with a small force, it i
is estimated that l.f.00 men are em- ,
ployed nt these two mines. The union ,
mine workers In the Ashland district
say they have been willing for Home '
time to strike, but were restrained by i
lack of organization.
In the territory between Shnmolcln
and McAdoo there Is but one colliery at 1
work, the North Franklin at Traver- l
ton, and this is said to be short handed. |
In the Mahaney district ail the collieries (
are tightly closed. Every breaker at ,
Mahaney City has been cleaned out of :
coal and trade there must now be sup- i
plied from other points. There Is no ,
change In the situation here to-night. ,
Not a ton of coal was mined In Shenandoah
to-day. 1
"Will Offer a 10 Per Cent Increase.
HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 27.?The Asso- ;
elated Press at 10 o'clock to-night secured
from President Mitchell the ud- .
mission that he believes that the mine i
operators have agreed to make the ,
striking mine workers an ofTer of a 10
per cent increase in wages.
Further than this Mr. Mitchell de- 1
cllucs to talk. He has been reticent all
day on the subject and several times de- ,
clared that he knew nothing of the zu- ,
mors of a settlement of the strike.
Another Shut Down.
ASHLAND. Pa., Sept. 27.?The Bast
colliery was so short-handed to-day in
consequence of the organization last
night of a branch of the United Mine
Workers of America, that it was notes- '
sary to suspend operations. i
Against Customs Inspectors?Said to (
Have Colluded With Smugglers in i
Passing Dutiable Goods?Under 1
i ~ i
I ouupcusiou.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27. ? The Times !
will say to-morrow:
One of the customs inspectors Is under
suspension and a deputy surveyor 1
of the port has been accused of collu- \
slon with smugglers In passing dutiable ,
goods into this country. The accusa- .
tlon Is based on an autograph confession
made by Mrs. M. Shanahan. a 1
dressmaker of No. 11 East Forty-sixth <
street, whose trunk, containing mnny ,
Paris costumes, was seised at her house
aftor It had been seized by the Inspectors.
The same deputy Is accused of having ]
received bribes by Mrs. Hall, a Chicago t
dressmaker, whose trunk was seized after
It had been passed and while It was 1
being taken away by a Waldorf-Astoria I
Mrs. Shanahan's confession, which '
conslslts of three pages written entirely
In her own hand nnd signed by her, 1
states that this Is the fourth time that <
sh* has done business with the deputy
surveyor of the port in question and on
each occasion she paid to him In person
the amount in consideration of
which he was to have trunks passed i
without examination. j
The Inspector under suspension has .
stated to the officials* that he-has no recollection
of having passed the trunks 1
In question, and. while they bore bis 1
mark, he avers that some unauthorized
person surreptitiously placed his mark J
on them. ,
Lieutennnt Banner Killed. i
WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 27.-A
dispatch from General MacArthur,
(lilted ut Manila to-day, reports the
death there of second lieutenant James 3
D. Dunner, Twenty-elKhth United t
States volunteer Infantry, mused hy
the accidental discharge of the pistol, i
Lieutenant Danner wus a native of
Pennsylvunla and had prior service as '
a j)rlvatc In the Eighth Pennsylvania
volunteer Infantry during the SpanMiAmerlcan
Bugle Sounded "Taps."
SPRINOFIKLD. Ills.. Sept. 27.-That !
last bURit call?"Taps"?sounded over i
a soldier's prave at Carllnvllle this af- '
ternoon, when the body of Gen. John
McAuley Palmer was laid away. Full
Manonlc and military services were
held* 2
Passed Through Victor Unharmec
The Governor Showed No Signs
of Excitement.
During the Day?Wonderful Crowd
Greet the Vice Presidential Candidate
Along the Route*
LEADVILLE, Col., Sept. 27.-No spc
clal incident marked the progress c
Governor Roosevelt's train from Crip
pie Creek to Leadvllle. The tral
passed through Victor, where, earlier 1
the evening the mob made things ur
pleasant for those on board. But th
train was guarded by a party arme
with rifles and not the slightest demor
3tratlon occurred.
' Governor Roosevelt, after the labor
and excitement of the day retired t
tils coach at 11 o'clock and slept a
tranquilly as If nothing had happenei
Ten speeches were on to-day's pre
gramme. Leadville was reached at 1
o'clock and a stop was made of a
hour and forty-five minutes.
Senator Wolcott made a warm speec
md Introduced Governor RooBevelt.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, who wn
with Governor Roosevelt in the rlr
yesterday, also made a short speech.
PUEBLO, Col., Sept. 27.?"When tli
special train bearing: the Rooseve
party arrived bore this evening, th
station was crowded with people to sc
Governor Roosevelt. Three evenln
meetings were arranged for and all c
them were attended by large audienc:
During the day at the various stoppln
places the crowds were remarkabl
large and an unusual interest attende
the meetings. Governor Roosevelt i
his speech at Leadville to-day, said:
"When I come out here among you
feel that I come not to teach you Amej
icanlsm, but to teach you the doctrln
of work, of honorable striving an
honorable effort and to follow whet
you have led the way. I want you 1
think for yourselves. Supposing the
the Republican party had done whs
our opponents desire us to do now, thn
Is, abandon the Philippines? The
would now be denouncing us in p-*
travagant terms and blaming us. all c
them, from Mr. Bryan down. In the
sase they would have been as right n
they are wrong now. Remember tho
in this union there can be no dtvlsio
either -honor or interest on?stat
lines. "We will all go up or go down tc
gether. We will go up or go down n
regards material prosperity and we wl
hang our heads or hold them high ac
cordlngly as the American flag does c
Iocs not stand In the future as it stoo
In the past, as a symbol of honor, c
greatness, of truth and liberty. "VVhe
In 1893 hard times came they came 1
New York, Colorado and Callfornl
alike. "When In 1S97 prosperity return
ud, It returned to the Rocky mountain
as It returned to the seaboard states c
the Atlantic and Pacific. It returned t
the farmer, the ranchman, the wage
earner, precisely as much as to th
business man."
Attempt to Disturb Governor Roosc
velt?All Acted in Concert.
PUEBLO, Col., Sept. 27.?At Canyo
City, Governor Roosevelt spoke nn
said: "The only danger of Imperlallsi
that will over come In this country, 1j
If It is Invited as a reaction agalns
anarchy. Anarchy is the hand-mnlde
of tyranny. If ever we grow to suV
ititute lawless mob violence for the or
lerly liberty that we enjoy under th
law, If ever we grow to substitute th
rule of brutal force for the rule of th
ballot, where the ballot Is cast freel
md countcd as cast, If ever we grow t
axchange for government by debate I
the legislatures of the country and o
!he stump; If we over grow to exchang
Cor those the violence that finds ex
presslon In either word or deed, then w
will Indeed be within a measurable (lis
tance of losing our liberty."
Another organized attempt was mad
by a small minority to Interrupt th
proceedings. This mob wns composc
tiostly of boys, with a few men, wh
shouted for Bryan and cheered so as t
interrupt the speakers. One of th
youngsters, being asked why he wa
*ct<ng so disorderly, stated that h
was hired to do so. They wore unlfori:
;aps and acted In concert.
Ovation for Boveridge.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 27.-Th
meeting in honor of United States Sen
itor A. J. Beverldge hero to-night wa
the most Imposing political demonstrn
tlon ever held In Minneapolis since th
Republican national convention elgh
years ago. The speech was dellvere
at the exposition building Jn the ha
ivhere Benjamin Harrison defeato
lames G. Blulne for the president
nomination In 1802.
Stovcnson to Go to New York.
NKTVV YORK, Sept, 27.?James 1\
McGulre, chairman of the Deinoeratl
Jtnte executive committee, announce
'.o-dav thnt ho.hnrl i ?
Mr. StovenHon, vice presidential candl
late, will be In, Now York Btutc for hcv
?rnl days.
Bryan in Ncbranka.
DAKOTA, Nob.. Sept. 27.?William J
liryan arrived hero to-night and nd
Ireaaed a ineotlnK In the court lions
/ard. Hu made three apeecheR durln
he day, traveling: almost forty inllc
>y carriage and ir.0 mllcH by train.
Pronldent'a Frionda Call.
CANTON, O., Bout. 27.?President urn
dru. McKlnley took a abort drive to-da,
and received many friends who called i
Informally. There were no callers .t>f il
political or official importance. ti
fBy State Department of ThlB Government's
Replies to Germany and
Bussi a?Troops Will Begin Eyacuivting
at Onco.
' WASHINGTON, D. C., 8cpt. 27.?MJn- Gl
lster Conger has been advised by the
state department of the substance of
the replies made by this government
last Friday to the government of Ger?
many, Russia and China respecting A|
China, which clearly Indicated to him
the general nature of the Instructions
g he Is to receive. Moreover, by this time
he Is Informed of the orders Issued to
General Chaffee to reduce his force to
a legation guard. The note to China
specifically pointed out the lines on
s which this government will issue Its Instructlons
to Its minister. The document
ItselC Is In course of final approv- tcI
n al. Acting Secretary Hill having com- ^,a
n pleted the draft some days ago and for- '
warded it to the President. It is said 01
e that the text of the instructions will
4 not be given publicity at present for ju
. diplomatic rensons, but there Is no concealment
of the general scope of the
,g document, which Is on the lines laid To
0 down In the three notes. In this con- c
ig nectlon, It Is said at the state depart- (
j ment, that Mr. Conger will put these ca
negotiations in motion without any ofl
[1 ?? ?ww??je 1." BUYUiUHCU. -n
other than the United States, although t0
the government steadily kesps In mind Ca
^ that the United States Is but one of Ch
several nations mutually Interested In 1
g obtaining a common end.
)i Prince Tuan Objectionable. co:
It Is believed that the state department
already has taken steps through ge
ie Minister Wu, to Impress upon the en
It Chinese government the undesJrabllJty
ie of the appointment of Prince Tuan as tes
te grand secretary and the painful Im- 1
g presslon this appointment has created
>? throughout this country. ?h|
s. The government feels that It Is much gi\
g reinforced In Its present position by the eir
y note from LI Hung Chang, In which he t'11
d gave positive assurance to the United P<j
n States that he had sufficient authority Re
to protect nil American interests and >'0
I would see that this authority was ex -
erclsed. If the appointment of Tuan jSg
,e promises in any manner to obstruct the tin
d performance of this pledge, then It
c would lis clearly violative of the guar- g?r
o antee laid down and would warrant the re:
it immediate withdrawal of Mr. Conger tio
it from further relations with the Chlit
nose envoys. So It appears that much 1
y more depends upon what Tuan does J>ri
than upon what he has done.
>f thi
5 m(
lt On the United States for Recant Chi- Sn
n neso ObduracyGermany May
Have to Fight Aloiie'.1 coi
s BERLIN, Sept. 27.?The German press ^
and foreign othce still continue to deny r;
11 that Great Britain lias rejected Germa- r?
ny's proposal. They also continue to J
ir blame the United States for the recently ?
j revived Chinese obduracy and the re- ^
newed evidences that the Chinese In '
tend to resume hostilities on a large "
n plan.
n The Berliner Tngeblatt alone advises
Germany not to expect a favorable an- *,/
swer to her proposition from Lord Salls|_
bury, "as his wish to carefully nurse In- ''
,s tlmate relations with the United States \ ,
forms the keynote of his policy." '.
Kreuz Zeitung, which had all along f,
? advocated a moderate policy In China, '.
!- now advises a strong hand, claiming
o that "history teaches that China can ,
only by force be Induced to give redress
for outrages on foreigners." <!
From two high diplomatic sources it
was learned to-day that all the answers *'
which have been received to Germany's *jj"
!- proposition have one feature In common, j,"
While accepting In principle the demand 5LJ
for a proper punishment of the ring- th)
n leaders, they refuse to postpone all
d peace negotiations until after the setn
tlement of this one point.. The replies "
of Japan and France are In agreement "
' as to this. Therefore It cannot be
it truthfully said that Count Von Bu"low's
n latest move has proved an uritiuullfled J
success. un
Will Block Naval Ports. JJj
e ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 27.?The th<
e Russian naval staff announces that it mc
0 Is proposed to blockade all Chinese na- ?,,i
y val ports In consequence of the hostile trc
0 attitude of the Chinese licet at Shang- w?
n hal and to send fast cruisers from the ^
n allied squadrons to protect transports. mr
c The general staff announces that llus upi
- slan troop? are massing around Klrln, 1
c In Manchuria, where there arc 5,000 Chi- fil1
nese. tht
c th(
q Of Mrs. Anna L. Gray, of New Haven.
o Was Recently Divorced, poi
o CINCINNATI, O.. Sept. 27.?Mrs. An- nei
e na L. Grey, of 1157 Chapel street, New j
s Haven, Conn., was found dead In her
e apartments at 117 Gnr/leld Place, this
city, to-day. She came here a week
n ago. accompanied by a man whose present
whereabouts are unknown. Borne
decoloration of the^hcek Indicated the
possible use of carbolic acid, but there jn
was no other Indication of how the woman
came to her death and the coro- J
ner's physician this afternoon held an (
s autopsy to determine the cause.
Mrs. Gray Is said to b? the daughter 1
of Albert J. Dudley, of New Haven, pc:
0 Conn., and was recently divorced. She jpjj
it was elegantly attired and possessed a f
(1 quantity of valuable Jewelry.
II th:
d New York Brenks a Shaft. bci
il SOUTHAMPTON, Sept. 28, 1 a. m.? Fr
The American line steamer, New York, aw
Captain w. J. Roberts, rrom New York R"
City, September 19, for Southampton, a f
arrived here last evening at 10 o'clock jnp
c about 17% hours lata Captain Roberts
,1 reported that the steamer had broken e
iier starboard thrust shaft on Thursday ma
1 at 2:30 a. m. The accident will not In- 1S3
" terfere with her return voyage, as the
company bun a spar on the ship and
she will leave Southampton at noun on mr
Sunday. 406
? t g
' Collection for liood Sufferers. Ge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.?Cardinal laj
? Gibbons ban sent a personal request to j
u nil the pastors, both regular and secu- r
lar, In this archdiocese for collections In
aid of the Gah'eston sufferers. His clr- 410
cular letter will be road In all the I
churches next Sunday morning. In his ?.fi
<1 letter tho rnrdlnnl designates Sunday, '
y, Ootubcr 7, as the day for the collections. 131-1
,ves TownB a Jolly for His Magnanimity
in Getting Off a Ticket
That Could Not Bo Elected,
impared With Imperialism ? Hard
Blow to Silver and Trusts?"Tlio
Republic or the Empire."
r.TVrnr.V YoH Snnf >7?Tn n lnt
received to-day at the Populist
rty natlonul heudquarters Hon. Adlal
Stevenson accepts the nomination
r the vice presidency, tendered him
that party early this month.
Following Is Mr. Stevenson's response
September 25, 1900.
Hon. J. B. Weaver, Hon. J. A. Edgirton
and Hon. J. H. Kdmiston, Cornnlttee
of Notifications:
3ENTLEMEN:? By your communltlon
of Septembar ft, I am officially
vised of my selection as the candlte
of the People's party for the office
vice president of the United States,
fill the vacancy upon your ticket ocaloned
by the resignation of Hon.
larles A. Towne.
1 cannot too earnestly express my
preciatlon of this manifestation of
a confidence reposed In me by your
mmlttee and the great constituency
u represent. Nor can I withhold the
presslon of my admiration for the
nerouB action of Mr. Towne In his
deavor to secure the harmonious coeratlon
of all the supporters of Mr.
yan In the pending presidential conit.
Jpon the Important questions of
ance, of.domestic administration and
reform in our methods of taxation,
2 platform of the People's party
.'es no uncertain sound. It Is no less
iphatlc In its demand for a return to
s policy of honest and economical exndltures
of the public money.
n rfimmnn. hnwsvnr. with the flffvpr
publican an-1 the Democratic parties,
u recognize the important fact that
these are but questions of the hour,
the presence of the overshadowing
ue of Imperialism, others are but as
5 dust in the balance. It is not
ange then that there should now be
ncort of action between those who
icerely believe "that a crisis has been
iched, in which mere party conslderans
are of secondary importance."
Consequences of Deep Import,
involved in the settlement of this
uat question are consequences of deep
port to the American people.
t is well, even now, to recall some of
2 recent events of our history. Be e
"breaking the peace of the world."
ngress, referring to Cuba, aupplesnted
its declaration of wnr against
aln with the words; "The United
ites hereby disclaims any disposition
exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction or
ntrol over said island, except for the
clfication thereof and asset 's its domination
when that Is accomplished
leave the government and control of
j Island to its people."
t was this solemn, declaration by th?
nerican Congress that Justified the
r at the bar of our own conscience
d of that of the world. The pretense
w that this disclaimer upon our part
plies only to Cuba and not to other
anish dependencies is "to palter with
irds In a double sense."
Ml mere words and glorification of
} Hag aside, the sad fact remains that
Is purely a war of conquest, a war or
bjugatlon against a people, who as
b been eloquently said, "in their
uggle for independence have InterRed
the declaration of Jefferson ns a
leld against the attacks of his own
Jlxty thousand soldiers are now In
' Philippine Islands: how much
?ater will be the sacrifice of treasure
d human life before tha conquest is
mpletcd, no man ran know. And
ten completed what next? How are
;se islands to be held and governed?
ly be by forces: by the power of the
my and the navy? And this not for
lay or for a year, but for all time.
The Colonial System.
Vll this implies the exercise of power
known to the constitution. It is in
ry truth government outside of (he
}Rtitution. It means the adoption by
; American public of the colonial
thods of European monarchies. It
ans the right to hold alien peoples aH
bjects. It enthrones force as the conning
agency In government. In a
rd, it foreshadows the empire.
Conditions now existing in the Phll>ine
islands, for which we are In a
asure responsible. Impose new duties
on us.
mperlallsm?"The republic or the
plre"?Is Indeed the overshadowing
ue with which we are confronted in
i pending struggle for political suimacy.
igaln thanking the committee and
ise they represent. I accept the nomitlon
so generously tendered me.
ould your action be ratified by the
>ple at the polls, it will be my earst
endeavor to discharse with-fidelity
; duties of the great otllce.
have the honor to remain,
Yours very truly.
the Number of Awards at the
Paris Exposition?Germany Next
)n tho List.
^ARIS.SepL 27.?The Jury of final apil
In the exposition awards has fined
its work. The statement prepared
* the United States Commission shows
it America received the highest num- :
* of awards of any nation save'
uuv-y, auu uuti hiil* ujpo received more
ards In each classification excopt I
ind prizes, In which Germany secured
rroaler number. The figures, except;
for Prancc follow:
Irantl prizes?United States, 215; Geriny,
236; Russia, 209; Great Britain,
Sold medals?United States, 547; Ger,ny,
510; Russia, 346; Great Britain,
lllver medals?United States, 50";
rmany, 575; Russia, 411; Great Brin,
Ironze medals?United States, 501:rinuny,
321;Russia, 321;Great Britain,
lonorable mention?United States,
; Germany, 184; Russia, 206; Greut
Ltaln, 203.
Realized by the Methodist Book Con*
cern?Conference Well Attended.
Governor Atkinson One of tho
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer.
CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. Sept. 27.?
The M. E. conference convened for
business spsslon at 9 u. m. in the M. E.
church, with Bishop Cranston in the
chair The bishop addressed the conference
on the missionary outlook in
A draft for $909, which is the West
Virginia conference's share of the Book
Concern dividend, was turned over to
the conference, aJsir$22 from the chartered
fund. Rev. P. G. Brown, one of
the editors of the Western Advocate, at
Cincinnati, addressed the conference in
the interest of that paper. Governor G.
W. Atkinson was next introduced and
presented the Interest of the Children's
Home society. He told of the splendid
work this institution was doing In providing
homes for orphans.
Other visitors were Introduced as follows:
Dr. Pinson, of the Ajnerican Bible
society; Dr. H. C. Jennings, of the
Methodist Book Concern at Chicago;
T)p T W T?nahfnrr1 npoclilonf rxt
Wesleyan University; and Revs. Wado
and McDanlel, resident pastors of this
Many Improvements.
Reports of districts was resumed, D.
S. Hammond reporting the Charleston
district and D. L. Ash reporting Clarksburg
district. Rev. Ash reported his
district as being in tho hoart of a great
development. Great oil fields were being
developed, Immense coal and coke
plants were being located and worked,
and a new railroad that will soon bo
completed plunges through the heart of
this district. All these enterprises are
bringing in thousands of people, and
towns and villages are springing up
like magic. Much had been done In the
way of the building of churches and
parsonages and much more would have
been done, but workmen could not be
secured to do the work.
J. W. Bedford, presiding elder of the
Huntington district, gave an encouraging
report ot his district, also S. J.
Cotton, Morgantown, and A. S. Arnett,
of New River districts, all gave good
Dr. J. W. Bashford delivered his lecture
on "The Outlook" in the afternoon
"W. C. T. TJ. Officers Elected.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 27.?
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union convention elected the following
state officers to-day: President, Mrs.
X. R. C. Morrow, of Fairmont; this Is
the sixth consecutive term for Mrs.
Morrow. Vice president. Mrs. Mcintosh,
of Ravens wood; recording secretary.
Mrs. D. A. Beatty, of Parkersburg;
corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Prances Parks*, of Fairmont; treasurer,
Miss Ella Poe, of Buckhannon; secretary
of Young Woman's branch, Mrs.
F. E. Reynolds, of Slstersville.
Railroad-Bunds ;Destroyed.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
FAIRMONT. W. Va., Sept. 27.?The
$100,000 of bonds which were voted by
Marlon county towards the building of
the West Virginia & Pennsylvania railroad,
were destroyed to-day by order of
the county court. The company which
proposed to build the road was never
able to fill the requirements of the
bonds, and they were never Issued. The
right of way is now owned by the Baltimore
& Ohio, and the road will probably
not be built.
3. &, O. Engineer Killed.
Special Dispatch to tiio lntelllccncer.
KIXGWOOD, W. Va., Sept. 27.?Geo.
Kllbaugh, a Baltimore & Ohio engineer
living at Newburg. was killed at
Rowlesburg last night. Kilbaugh had
boarde a freight train to return home
and In lighting his pipe lost his balance
and fell between the cars, being instantly
killed. Kilbaugh was single
and about thirty-two years of age.
At Dclmonico's by G. A. B. Post.
Charged Aguinaldo with Treachery?Cheers
for McKinley and
NEW YORK,Sept. 27.?Major General
Elwell S. Otis. U. S. A., was entertained
at dinner to-night at Delraonico's by
Lafayette Post 140, G. A. R., General J.
Fred Plerson presided.
There were nearly 300 diners.
The following telegram of regret wa9
received from President McKinley, and
"Unable to be present at the bancjuet
this e\enlng. I Join with all assembled
In appreciation of the distinguished nervier
rendered to our country by Major
General Otis and wish for him long life
and happiness."
President McKInley's name was
cheered and cheers were also given for
Governor Roosevelt.
CJen. Otis was received with cheers.
He charged Aguinaldo with treachery
and with wanting to destroy the American
army while pretending to be Ita
friend and declared that tho United
Stnten must hold the Philippines.
General Otis closed by saying:
"We are there?whether by the direc- I
tlon of Providence or the machinations
of Satan, it seems hard for many to determine?hut
wo flfi> tlwrfl nnrl mli?t
make the best of it for nil concerned."
Fighting in Colombia.
KINGSTON. Jnnialen, Sept. 27.?Advices
received to-day from Colon, Colombia,
say the rebel forces again advanced
to within fourteen miles of
Pnnnma, but wore checked there by the
government troops. The latest news
wns that lighting was proceeding between
the opposing forces.
Belgium's King Will Abdicate.
PARIS, Sept. 27.?"From a source
worthy of confidence," says the Courrler
du Solr, "we learn that the king of
Belgium Intends to abdicate, before the
close of thi? present Belgian parliament,
in favor of the prince of Flanders."
Weather Forecast for To-Day.
For Ohio and Wustern Pennsylvania?
Pjilr Friday; colder In southern portion;
Saturday fair; fresh northerly wlnda.
For Went Virginia?Fair And colder Friday;
Saturday fair; northerly winds.
Local Temperature.
The temperature yesterday a a observed
by C. Sehnepf. druggist, corner Market
and Fourteenth street*. wan aa follow*:
a. m TO I a p. m.% S3
l? a. m 78 I 7 p. m 71
12 m 02 I .Weather?Fair,

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