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Tfirmii; vt tv-.rcp^^ 1 WHEELING. W. VA.. ERIDM. DECEMBER It ,900. PEI0E TWO CENTS.( Ms UNCLE SAM Tl THE NICAI Davis Amendment to the Haythe Senate by a Vote of Ne Attracts Attention by Able S RELIEVES IN OUR SftVFHFIfi WASHINTON, Dec. 13.?In accord- . ancc with previous ngTe*>m*?nt, the sen- I ate, in executive session, took a vote at 3 o'clock to-day, on the amendment to I the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, authorizing | the United States to defend its interests i in the canal., The senate did not close j its doors until 2 o'clock and there was then left only one hour's time for dla- ! cusslon of the provisions of the amendment. The vote was taken by yeas and nays, sixty-eve votes being cast in favor of the amendment, and seventeen against It. The negative votes were as follow#: BaJrd, Beveridge, Frye, Foster, Hansbrough, Lindsay, Mason, McCumber, McEnery, McBrlde, Morgan, Money, Stewart, Tillman, Wellington, "VVolcott and Gallnger. After the .amendment offered by the committee was passed upon, various other amendments received the atten lion 01 me senate ror a Drier time, but none of them was acted upon. The committee amendment which was adopted is a provision to be inserted j after section 5, of article 2, of the treaty j and is as follows: The Davis Amendment. "It is agreed, however, that none of the Immediately foregoing conditions and stipulations in sections numbered : 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this article shall apply to measures which the United States may And it necessary to take for securing by its own forces the defence of the United States and the maintenance ; of public order." The committee amendment no sooner had been adopted than various senators took the floor to susgest further amendments. The amendment which probably attracted most attention was offered by Senator Elklns, and Is as follows: . "Nothing in this treaty shall be construed to prevent the United States from acquiring sufficient security and sovereignty, or to prevent It from building, operating, maintaining, controlling" and defending the said canal (referring I CATHOLIC BISHOI TO ABOUT WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.?In the senate committee on military afTairs today the hearing on the army reorganization bill .was continued, and In addition to a number of army officer?. Archbishop Ireland and Bishop McGoldrlck were heard. Th<^ two prelates spoke only on the provision of the bill prohibiting the establishment of canteens or yuai. exciuuiKe*. oom 01 innm pronounced the provision unwise and expressed the opinion that the canteen Is In the Interest of temperance and good moral* of the army. Archbishop Ireland based his remarks especially upon hla observations of affairs at Fort Snelllng;, near his home at St. Paul. He said that he was sure from all that he had seen and heard among the soldiers that the canteen Is n powerful fuctor In the protection of soldiers from the outs!3e temptations of all kinds, and he did not accept the theory that the canteen brings temptation to the troops that otherwise would not come to them, lie added "I am myself u total abstainer, but when It comes to dealing with the people at large, 1 think the only satisfactory and successful way Is to eliminate the danger as far as possible and reduce drinking to the minimum?to advocate moderate temperance." Featureless Day in House. WASHINGTON, Disc. 13.?The debate upon the war revenue reduction bill YERKES APPOINTED Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Other Appointments ? Senate Confirms tbo Nominations. WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.?The President to-day sent the following nominations to the senate: Judson C.. Clemen tit. of Georgia, to be an Inter-state commerce commissioner ?a reappointment. John W. Tnrktis, of Kentucky, to be coinmlslnoner of Internal revenue. (The nomination of Mr. Yerkcs to be collector of Internal revenue for the Eighth dlatrlct'of Kentucky withdrawn.) Lawrence K. Watts, to be postmaster ut London, Ohio. Army: Major Henry C. Ward, Twelfth Infantry, to be lieutenant colonel; Captain Thomaa 8. McCaleb, Twenty-third infrmtry, to bo major; Captuln Thornaa F. DavlH, Flf tenth Infantry, to bo major. Flrnt Lieutenant J. T. HInca, Second Infantry, to Ik- captnln; Flr?t Lteuten?nt O. II. IJ, Bmlth, F6urth Infantry, to captain; B*coml Lieutenant <J. D. Jsirrett. Twelfth Infantry, to be flrnt lieutenant. Nominations Confirmed. WAHIIINCJTOM, Doc. J3.?CoHnrinnllon? by tljn Bfiniite: Loullo Combu, of L? xlnKton,' Ky., pen Ion agont at Louisville, Ky. To bo members of the executive coun i CONTROL IAGUA CANAL. Fauncefote Treaty Adopted in ?.1- J A- 1 f i ri< any 4 10 l-jenaior tiKins peech in Favor of Revision. NTV OVERTHE WATERWAV. to the proposed Nicaraguan canal) or for any oth?r purpose that the United Stales may deem for its ba?t Interests." May Defend the Canal. Other amendments were suggested by] Senators Tillman, Allen, Money and J Thurston's suggestion provides that the United States may defend the canal. nnd Senator Tillman's makes the committee amendment adopted by to-day's vote apply to all the provisions of article 2. This would have the effect, it is believed, of nullifying the provision of I section 7, of the article providing against the fortification.of the canal. Other amendments were offered striking out sections 3 and 7 of article 2. Senator Teller said that If Senator Ellclnn' nmpnrimpnt Rhnnlcl iwlnntpfl hp would not press his amendment for the modification of section 7 so as to omit provision against the fortification of the canal. Senator Lodge, In charge of the bill, : was not slow to recognize the futility of trying to secure further consideration for the treaty, as amended during the day's session anil as soon as the amendments were all .submitted he moved an adjournment until to-morrow, which motion prevailed. Elkins Favors Absolute Control. Previous to taking the vote on the committee amendment, Senator ElWns occupied the greater portion of the senate's time with a speech advocating radical alteration of the treaty. He announced himself as favorable to the committee amendment, but said that to his mind that amendment did not go far enough to meet the wishes or the American people. He believed, he saJd, that if the canal was to be constructed by the government of the United States the people would demand complete and absolute control over the eanal itself, j and also the right to exercise their own judgment, as a nation, not only in ac! quiring property 4n connection .with the canal, but. If need be. In securing sovereignty over it. >S OPPOSED ION OF CANTEEN. i continued in the house to-day. It was dull and featureless. Those who spoke I were Messrs. Grosvenor, (Ohio); Bartlioldt, (Mo.); Hill, (Conn.); Boutell, | (Ills.); McClellan, (N. Y.); Newlanda, (Nov.); Levy, (N. i.), ana uniierwoou, (.Alabama). Mr. Bartholdt criticised the action of the ways and means committee in not making a deeper cut in the tax on beer and gave notice that he would offer an amendir.er.t to reduce It to $1 HO per barrel. General debate upon the bill will close at 2 o'clock to-morrow, and Mr. Payne, the lloor leader of the majority, expectfl the bill to pass before adjournment to-morrow. The house to-day adopted a resolution for a holiday recess from Friday,December 21 to Thursday, January .'I, 1901. Investigate Hazing. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.-Thc house committee to Investigate the alleged hazing of Cadet Dooz, at West Point, expects to begin its inquiry at West Point, during the holidays. Chairman Marsh, of Illinois, is disinclined to serve, but may yield to importunities to accept the place. Hitt Out for Cullom's Place. WASHINGTON, Dcc. 13.?Representalve Hitt, of Illinois, to-day made formal announcement of his candidacy for the United States senate. ell of Porto Rico: Jone Guzman Benltez, of Ponce; Jose Gomez Brluso, of Ponce. A. B. Blanchard, of Louisiana, third secretary of the embassy at Paris; P. D. Cunnlgham, of Tennessee, to be consulting engineer In the International boundary commission (Mexican). Consuls?Church Howe, of Nebraska, at Bhefltold, England; J. C. Ingqraoll, of Illinois, at Cartagena, Colombia. MRS. M'LEANS WILL Leaves Her Property to bo Equally 3>ivided Among Her IIc?rs. ivAettrMnTnxf r* r* r\.,? m will of Mary McLcan was filed to-day for probate. The will la dated December 17. 1896. To John TL McLean, aon of tile teatutrlx, a apodal nllver tea service, marked "Washington McLean," la beaueathed. All household furniture and' personal effects with the exception of n certain watch on?i ring, are left In equal aharew to Mary McLean Hugher (now Ludlow) nnd Mildred McLean llozen (now Dewey.) A ijold watch studded with dlanmnds and a solitaire dlninond rlnffafu left to Emily Bealc McLean, tlawghterIn-law of the testatrix. The remainder of the pstnte. It In provided, ahull he divided equally among the three children, John H. [McLean. Mary Mo Loan Ludlow nnd Mildred McLean Dewey. Noted Statistician Dead. LONDON, Dec. 13,-Mlcluwl a Mulliall, the [statistician, la deud lie was born In lj830 MORRISON JURY Hopelessly of Different Minds as to Prisoner's Guilt?Latter Keeping Up Well. ELDORADO. Kas., Dec. 13.?Judge Shlnn sent the Morrison Jurors to their hotel at 9:30 o'clock to-night and Instructed them to resume their deliberations at 8:30 to-morrow morning. The twelve men looked tired and faded us they filed out of the court room. They have Informed the court that they are hopelessly of different minds as regards Miss Morrison's guilt and that they have stopped balloting in the Jury room. Judge Rhlnn will give no Intimation out as to the length of time he will permit the Jury to deliberate. It Is considered likely that he will let them stay out the remainder of the week. Miss Morrison's day was without Incident. Her family, as usual, was with her and a few other friends called. She Is given special privileges which the other prisoners In the Butler county Jail do not enjoy. She looked and apparently felt as well to-day as ever. She Is bearing up remarkably well. WHITE WILL RESIGN Office of Internal Revenue Collector on February 15. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. PARKEltSBUItG, W. Va., Dec. 13.? Hon. A. B. White announced late last night that he hud tendered his resglnatlon ot collector of Internal revenue for the District of West Virginia, to take effect February 15. It had been his purpose to give up the position at an earlier date, but he finds that the business of the district requires him to remain in charge until a number of important settlements urc innde. lie claims that lie has no Idea who will be his successor. Dissatisfied With Census Report. Special Dispatch to tho Intelllcenccr. PAUKERSBURG, Dec. 13.?The board of trade passed a resolution to ask that the census be taken In this city, and to send two of Its members, E. E. McCreary and J. B. Flnley, to Washington, to push the matter. They will leave to-night. It is understood that Senators Elklns and Scott will lend them all the assistance in their power. A committee was provided for, to draft a new charter for this city, and steps were taken to have the board Incorporated, tho same as the Wheeling board of trade. Prominent Attorney Dead. Spcclal DlBpatch to the Intelllgcncer. HINTON, W. Va.. Dec. 13.?Hon. M. A. Manning, a prominent and well known attorney, died at his home, at laicott, ten miles east 01 uinion, 10day, aged fifty-seven years. He was chief clerk In the census bureau under President Cleveland, and has held several ofllces in the county. He was well known over the state. Mad Dog Scare. Special Dispatch to the Intt^llgenccr. PARKERSBURGi W. Va., Dec. 13.? After running amuck all night, vicious ly attacking everything with which it came in contact, a mad dog was killed this morning by the kick of a horse it was biting. USED A EEVOLVER. Elegantly Dressed Woman, in New York City Succeeded in Suiciding. NEW YORK, Dec. 13.?A woman registering ns Pauline Foster, of Hartford, Conn., killed herself to-night at the Grand Union Hotel. She used a revolver. During the day the woman asked for her bill, und to-night a bell boy, on taking it to her room, could not gain admittance. The room wns then open ed, and the occupant found dead, sit-1 ting in a chair by the bod. The woman was dressed in n pretty I costuro* of gray akirt, blue olush waist j and laced shoes. Her Hat and a black collarette lay on the bed. I The police took possession of throe letters which were found sealed and addressed. on the table In the room. They I were addressed to "Mr. Ernest Feste, I 800 Baroone street, New Orleans, La." "Paul Feate, Crystal City, Mo." and "Mrs. Gussie Pollock, Paris France." BRITISH DISASTER. Rumor That Boers Captured Camp, Killing Many Officers. LONDON', Dec. 14.?The Daily Express publishes a rumor of n serious disaster to the British arms. According fo this report, the Boers attacked the camp of General Clements, in the Barberton district, capturing; tno camp, killing a number of British olllcers and taking prisoners all the British' troops, induing four companies of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Will Receive No Vacation. PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Doc. 13.?Thomas Woodruff, alias Homer L. Sarvls, was released from the Western penitentiary to-day, after serving four years for burglary, and was immediately arrested on achurge of killing Frank L. Henderson, a Jeweler, at Newburg, N. Y? The murder was committed in 1891 during an attempted robbery. Woodruff loft for Newburg at once, In charge of three officers. It tvw reported that an attempt at rescue would be made, and special precautions were taken to prevent II. Receiver of Order of Chosen Friends. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 14.?Tho Sentinel this morning says: Attorney General Taylor, on behalf of (ho state of Indiana, win nic a sun in tin; superior court of Marlon county, thlH (Friday) morning, unking tho appointment of a rocclver for tho Order of Chosen Friends, one of tho largest Iraternnl Innurnnco orgnnlr.utlonH In tho United States. | MAYOR AND COUN Speclnl ninpRtch to tho 3ntellljrimcer. PARKEKSBURG, W. Vn., I <j> pointed to Investlgato tho num cri % dives roported lont night that t V to bo discharged. The mayor r <j> od two councilinca to tliolr numl $ took tho committco to tho mont n jjj tho bnlanco of tho ovoning, and TERRIBLE TERRY WINS FROM CANS IN TWO ROUNDS. The Colored Lad From Baltimore Was Simply Smothered by the Champion. THE FIGHT UNSATISFACTORY To a Large Proportion of the Spectators?Qans Alleged to Have Laid Down. THEIE MEASUREMENTS. McGovern. Onus. 02 W Height 86J? 15H Neck 15& 10?i Biceps 12 0 }4 ..Forearm 11& 33<4 Chest 38 6J5 Wrist 89J 27 Willst 30^ 19^. Thigh .....* 20^4 12% Calf 13 67 Reach 71 124 Weight 134J6 CHICAGO, Dec. 13.?Terry UcGovem Is now the undisputed light weight champion o? the world. He knocked out Joe Gans, of Baltimore, after two minutes and five sccoijds of lighting In the second rpund. Gans put up a very poor exhibition and was never In It at any stage of the game. McGovern started.rushing him at the sound of the gong and never let up until Gans was counted out. He never delivered an effective blow during the fight and for a man of his reputation he made a light which will gain him no friends among lovers of the sport in the ring. George Slier, the veteran referee, who presided in the ring, said after Gans had been taken to his corner: "Gans put up a very poor light. That's all I have to say." McGovern put up a clcan, fast light from start to finish and is entitled to all the credit of a victory. He fought hard and fast, his blows went home straight to the mark and If the light Is to be cried down at all, it is on account of the miserable showing of Gans. In the first round he never attempted to mix it. He never made an effort to use his left counter, for which he is so famous, and did nothing but back away with a scared look on his face. In the second round he attempted to fight a -little at the op(ftiing,"but soon resorted I to his backward march, attempting no [ return blows and making no effort to block the hot ones which McGovern sent In on his mouth and face. Gans "Was Helpless. i As he was rolled down on tne noor time and again after every rush McGovern made, he looked around with a helpless expression, as though he had no idea whether It was part of the proceedings for him to rise or remain where he was. On the last knock-down he was on his back for six seconds, rolled over on his face, rose to his left knee and remained In that position until Slier tapped him on the shoulder, telling him that the tight was over and that he was a loser. He was lifted and was able to walk In a feeble manner to his corner. As McGovern. smiling and waving his hand, turned toward his corner, he was picked up in the arms of his managers and seconds and carried bodily to lite fhnlr" In n n Inelnnt thn r I n !? TV A a thronged with wildly cheering McGovern adherents, who gathered around the Brooklyn hoy's corner and cheered him again and again. McGovern, panting a little from his exertions, but with no marks of any kind, started to put on his clothes. Round One. McGovern led with left. He rushed Gans to the ropes, pounding him very hard right on ribs with left. McGovern missed right and left. McGovern sent Gans back with a left to Jaw. Gans acting on the defensive, McGovern rushed, landing right and left on ribs, Gans upper cutting under the heart. Gans put right hard to the face. McGovern put left and right to the Jaw, sending Gans staggering with right and left, following him up closely with right and left. McGovern sent Gans to ropes with right nnu lett to race. i\icGovern landed right to jaw staggering him. Gnns nearly floored with left to face. Gans knocked down with left to Jaw. Up nt the count of seven. Cans knocked down again one second after the bell rnng. Gnns taken to his corner In a groggy condition. No claim of foul made by Gans. Hound Two. As Boon as the men came from:their corners McGovern in a tie a rush and put two lefts and a right to the Jaw. Gans went down flat, rose slowly to one knee and toojc the count of seven. As he lose, McGovern came In again with a f'.crco rush, sending his left to. the body and whinolnir his rl?rht across to the Jaw on tho breakaway. Gans kept backing, but twice swung feebly nt'McGovern's jaw. The blows would not have Injured a baby and McGovern, paying no nttentlon to them, came In ;v ; ; '-v i CIL GO SLUMMING. | . I )ec. 13.?Tho council committee np- Jg jua assaults and robberies in the ?*? hey had taken no action, and asked ofused to discharge thorn, but add- *X ber, and after council adjourned JjJ lotorlous "Joint," wliero thoy epent <*> appeared to enjoy thomselves. ,i! <v wltii a. hard right on the car and a left to the mouth. He kept right after Gans, who kept hacking around the ring. "NVhen the colored hoy stood his ground, McGovern was at him like a flash, landing two lefts on the Jaw and a right on the jaw Immediately after sending Gans sprawling on his back. He took the full count of nine,* but was very unsteady when he rose. McGovern caught him flush on the 'jaw and down he went once more. He ^ame up again I and down he went faster than he rose. I A left and right to the Jaw did the busl! ncss this time. It was all over now and McGovern was a sure winner. He sent [ a right to the Jaw as Gans wabbled to nis leei again anu me coiureu uuy went down again. He camo up, almost gone without a chance In the world to win and as he lifted his knees from the lloor, McGovern settled jhim. It was left and right to the jaAy, and then a right again and Gans lay on I1I9 back, the blood ouzing from his mouth?the beaten man In a light which had no share of credit or glory . for him. He rolled over on his face, got up ?n one knee and remained In |that position while Slier called off th<fr ten-seconds, lie was able to walk to hSs corner with the aid of his seconds ani with the exception of a bleeding moith showed no sign of hard punishment.McGtorern's Opinion. "He only hit me once/' said McGovern, after the fight, "and that was In the first minute of the first round. He poked his left Into my mouth good ana nam, uui i Knew i nuu mm on iiiu next exchange." Gans had no excuses tq offer for his quick defeat. His Hecohds, however, satd that he was over-trained and that his stomach had been bad all day. Despite the heat generated by the lamps, the hall was uncomfortably cold and tho window* and doors having been opened on all sides to permit the breeze to blow through, and the 15,000 people, the largest; throng ever assembled In Tattersalls,'shivered and stamped their feet before the fighters made their appearance.. \ When McGovern appealed he was greeted with wild cheers ijrom the great crowd, a much milder reception being given to Gans, who entered the ring Just before him. ) After the fight, which.. was under strict Queensbury rules, there were many vigorous expressions of dissatisfaction among the crowd. It being openly asserted by many that Gans made a deliberate fake of his fight. There were numerous stories Inst night and to-day that the fight was fixed for McGovern to wiH and the betting' set steadily In that (direction during J.hs..last twenty-four.flours. "Wednesday night It was 1 to 2 that McGovern would stay the limit. Just prior to the fight it was even money that Guns would be knocked out. Some "Queer" Bets. CHICAGO. Dec. 13.?The fact that many colored sporting men-were betting that McGovern would knock Gans out led to a conference this afternoon between Lou Houseman and A1 Herford, Gans' manager, at which Houseman told Herford that the least sign of a fake would result in declaring the fight no contest, calling all bets off and giving McGovern Gans* share of the purse. Herford declared the report of a fake was utterly untrue and offered to bet 53,500 to 52.500 that McGovern would not knock Gans out. Whistler the Winner. BALTIMORE, Md.. Dec. 13.?Several hundred persons were crowded in Germania Maennerchor lia.ll to-night, to watch a twenty-four round bout between Billy Whistler, of this city, and "Kid" Brond. of Cleveland. Whistler, who was the aggressor throughout, was awarded the decision on points at the conclusion of the contest. Won by Gibbs. ERIE, Pa.. Dec. 13.-George Gibbs, of Cleveland, won In the twelfth round of a twenty round boxing bout before the Lake City Athletic Club to-night, from Steve Morrissey, of Syracuse, the latter's seconds throwing up the sponge. LABOR LEADERS Wrangle Over Resolutions?Gomoers Element Victorious?Onnoaed to Radical Measures. LOUISVILLE, Ky.,Dec. 13.-The con- ' servative clement In the American Federation of Labor was dominant throughout to-day's proceedings by the convention. Two resolutions championed by the radical element were voted down, by overwhelming majorities. One was a bitter pronouncement against trusts and monopolies in general and the other a declaration in favor of the co-operatlve commonwealth and government ownership and control of all means of production and distribution. For both of them much more moderate substitutes were adopted after Iojik debates. Throughout the debate the proponents of the resolutions claimed socialism as the only solution of the industrial problems; trades unionism, they said would last as long ns the competitive system prevails, but the competitive system should bo done away with and the co-operative commonwealth should take Its place. President Gompers and IiIh colleagues, who opposed the resolutions, tuolc the ground tlmt the federation should not he committed to any political party and that the government ownership proposition la at this tline an Impracticable theory with no definite plan for development Into a working system. The prospects Is that the business of the convention will not be terminated until Saturday, night. Victory for Pcnn:^. PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Dec. 13.?The University of Pennsylvania won the1 Hist annual debating contest with Co- i lumbla University at the Academy of i Music to-nltfht. UNA'S STRC ON SHIP! No Question so Important to Marit vention of American Competiti Marine Beneficial in Ti APPEAL TO PRIDE AND PATf WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.-For nearly three hours to-day Mr. Hanna, o? Ohio, ship subsidy bill. "\Vhlle he lias spoken heretofore on the floor nr the senate, his effort to-day really was his first formal speech to the hody since" he became a member of It. Since coming to the senate, Mr. Hanna has devoted much time and labor to the preparation of the ship subsidy bill and as he Is regarded by his colleagues as one of the host Informed public men on the question, his speech was given unusually close attention. Senators on both sides of the chamber remained In their seats throughout the delivery of the address. He spoke without manuscript and his delivery at all times was forcible and intense. At the conclusion of the specch he received the cordial congratulations of many of his colleagues. Increase of Foreign Commerce. . He declared that In the circumstances, there was not to-day a question so Important to the maritime nations of the old world us the prevention of American competition on the high seas. The foreign commerce of the United States is four times larger to-day than it was in 1860 and yet the portion of the foreign carrying trade is now less than one-third what It was in 18G0. This. raid lie, ia a moat humiliating decline in a great national industry. He added: "There is no popular question which appeals so strongly to the American people as does this one of building up the sea power of the nation. It Ih a pimple question of business as affecting the investment of capital, although there is a phjtse of it that appeals to the patriotism of the American people." Evade No Slanders. * Adverting tn the amount of the subsidy which would be drawn by the vessels of the American International Navigation Company, Mr. Hanna said he did not propose to evade any of the slanders or calumnious assertions of anybody In connection with this matter. He declared that the four ships of the American line which are carriers of mall, had not made a net dollar since nicy cuiiic unuei me aiiipih .ui un&. : He challenged the assertion of Mr. Clay that each of the fast vessels of the American line would draw $304,090 annually from the proposed subsidy. After asserting that his figures showed that the American line vessels would receive less than $200,000 a year each, Mr. Hanna declared that with the subsidy the vessels of that line svould not earn as much as was earned by the vessels of the Cunard and White Star lines ROBBERS SACK A LEAVING ( ! TEXARKANA, Ark., Dec. IS.-A bold I robbery on the Cotton Belt railway occurred to-dny at Bafsetts, Texas, thirty miles south of Texnrkana, on inc train cominp north, In which Postnl Clerk ; John H. Dennis was almost killed and | the mall pouches of his car rilled of 1 their contents. The amount stolen is j not known. As the train left the Bassett's water tank at f? a. m.. the express and mall ; cars were separated from the train, but the train crew soon had them coupled up again. In the run from there to Texarkana the coaches were uncoupled twice In a very mysterious manner. Upon the arrival of the train here, the United States transfer clerk went'to I the door of the mall car and knocked for the postal clerk to open It. No re sponse was given from the inside. urflcials then forced an entrance to the car and were astonished to find the clerk, John II. Dennis, stretched upon the floor, apparently dead. Package Ripped Open. A hurried examination showed that the registered packages had been ripped open and robbed of their contents, the most valuable of which was the Waco-Memphis through pouch, containing a large number of valuable packages. A physician was sent for and it was found that Dennis was alive, but unconscious. An ugly wound in the top of ids head told the story. Two hours after he wan taken to the hospital and lie revived miillclently to gtfve the details of the robbery. Just as the train parted at Bassett's tank Dennis went Into the vestibule of the mall car to stir up the lire. When he opened the vestibule door he saw two men standing by the stove, one of whom dealt him a terrible blow over the hca?l with a heavy lire snovci. i ne Urtst blow felled htm and he wnii then quickly beaten Into a senseless condition. Ho knew nothing more until ho wan revived In the Texnrkana hospital. He la In a critical condition. Crawled Through Small Trap Door, Examination of the car showed that the robber# Rallied entrance by crawling through a small trap door In the lloor of the vestibule. In the vestibule in a crank with which a person can un M SPEECH SUBSIDY BILL. irae Nations of Old World as Preion on High Seas? Merchant me oi a Foreign War. IIOTISM OF NATIONAL LIFE. under the mall subsidies received from Great Britain. No Profit in American Line. "There is no profit in that line," declared Mr. Hannu, "and there- never will be a profit under present conditions." Mr. Hanna dwelt at length upon tha desirability of having a large? merchant marino to draw upon for auxiliary ships In case of war. "Will all Bhlps auxiliary to the naval power of the United States," Inquired Mr. Vest, "such vessels aa transport* and supply ships, participate la this proposed subsidy?" "I do not think so," replied Mr. Hanna. "Then," retorted Mr. Vest, "tho language of the bill ought to be changed." After dwelling at length upon the efforts of the maritime nations of Europe to prevent the Investment by Amerl-' cans of capital in the upbuilding of an, American marine and urtrlncr that th? proposed construction of the Nicaragua canal, together with the rehabilitation of this country's marine power wan only a part of the great problem of transportation, Mr. Hanna said that no plainer proposition than that contained in the pending bill ever was presented. Foundation, of a Great Industry. . It would attract capital and lay the foundation of a great Industry. The enactment of the measure into law, ho urged, would benefit materially the ship building Industry and increase the demand for labor in every department of business and commerce. "We must either And foreign markets I for our surplus products," Mr. Hanna declared, "or we must curtail our productions of agriculture and manufactures one-thirci Think what that would mean. It would mean the throwing out of employment of thousands and tens of thousands of men and. the consequent Increased competition for employment;" Mr. Hanna in conclusion said: "In my appeal to the American people for the re-establishment of the great chip building industry, I want to put it on higher grounds than mere dollars and cents. It is away and beyond that point, in patriotism and pride in ou? national life. As to the popularity or unpopularity of this measure I stand here to say that every line of it is in the interest of the American people. Upon that basis, I make my appeal for its passage and leave the question In your hands." The senate then, at 2:05 p. m., on motion of Mr. Allison, went into executive session, and at 3:20 adjourned. MAIL CAR IWL FOR DEAD. couple the car from another and It Is believed It was the intention of tbo robbers to disconnect and got control of both cars. It Is impossible to tell who* the robbers secured, but it is believed that they made a good haul. Officers are on the case, but there Is little to work on, as the men could have left the car at three different places before tho train arrived here. Word reached here at noon that two suspects have been arrested at Naples, near the scene of the robbery, but nono of the stolen packages were found. Dennis Is an old and trusted mall clerk. TRAIN HELD UP And Rob"bed by a Lone Bandit?Con? ductor Shot?Secured little Booty. NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13.?The south-bound Illinois Central fast mall due here at 7:15 p. m., was held up and robbed by a lone train robber about one mile above the upper limits of the city to-night. Conductor Klnnebrcw was shot in the nn.l T P Tin ?.Vn?* pn!1ir*nv moll b'ViiH (bill* ?/. iuiwi, . ...... V.J ....... clerk, had hla left eye powder-burned by a ahot directed at hla head. The robber got on the train, It la supposed, at some point above the city, and after paaslng Kcnncr, he wont over to the engine and covered the engineer and fircmnn und brought the train to a Rtandatlll. "When the conductor camo forward to see what the trouble way, he was shot by the robbtsr. R. IS. Goldaby, a railway mull cleric, stuck his head out of the door and was ordered to jump down, which he did. Then the robbor led the engineer, fireman and Goldsby toward the express car and made one of them blow the aide out with n stick of dynamite which h? supplied. Movement of Steamships. SOUTHAMPTON?Arrived: St. Loulu, New York. LIVERPOOL ? Arrived: Teutonic, New York. NAPLES?Arrived: Worm, New York and proceeded to Genoa. Weather Forecast for To?Dny. For Ohio ami Western Pennsylvania:: Fulr Friday and Saturday; fresh to brisk northerly wind*. For West Virginia: Fair Friday and Saturday. except snow In the mountain districts: co!drr Friday In tho southeast hair; weal to north wnds.