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Allies’ Representatives Preparing Their Protocols. 4 British Protocol Provides For the Ref erence of the Contention For Pref erential Treatment to The Hague For Settlement. Washington. Fel*. 7.—President Roosevelt has declined the Invitation of the allied powers to arbitrate in* question as to whether they shall re ceive preferential treatment in the settlement of their claims against Ve nezuela over the other creditor na tions. He reached this decision short ly before i o'clock Friday afternoon, and instructed Secretary Hay to dis patch a note to the Ilritish embassy at once advising the Liritlsii ambassa *- dor to that effect The matter, there fore. now will be referred to tot Hague tribunal. This will result in the immediate raising of the block ade. Washington. Feb. ?—T.io ropreson tati\es of the allies here are busily r engnged in the preparation of the prot ocol which they are to sign with Mr. Bowen, \ enezuela's representative, for the reference to The Hague of the question whether the blockading pow* ers shall be entitled to preferential treatment in the settlement of their claims. Trie blockade will be raised when the protocols are signed. They are in constant communication with their governments on this subject and are anxious as far as possible to cover every detail which should be compris ed in an instrument of this chareter. Mr. Bowen also is anxious that tlio protocol shall lie identical so far as this may bo practicable and lie is di recting ills efforts to that end and also that they shall be signed on the same day. The British protocol provides for the reference of the contention of the allies for preferential treatment to The Hague for settlement for the payment by Venezuela to Great Britain five hun dred thousand pounds cash and for the immediate raising of the blockade. The matter of the adjudication of the claims and the collection of the 30 per rent, out of which tin y are to ho Paid, lias been left for the second prot ocol. Italy. It has been learned. wishes to have* inserted in her protocol an nrtl rk» providing for a change in her treaty or amity with Venezuela so as t to include the "favor d nation” clause, Rucii as the other powers possess. Mr. Bowen has explained that while he is willing to use his influence to secure » this, he ran do nothing more in the protocol than recommend it, as the matter is entirely irrelevant to the present controversy. There are also other provisions in the Italian proto col. whic h do not meet the approval of Mr Bowen, and the Italian ambassador has ealded to Rome for permission to withdraw them Regarding the German protocol lit tie is known except f iat it Is along the general lines of the other two. GEN. URIBE-URIBE. The Former Colombian Revolutionist Committed Suicide. Kingston, Jamaica. Feb. 0.—Tim British steamer Para. which arrived here Sunday from Colon, brings the news of the suicide on January 30 of the former Colombian revolutionist general. Uribe Uribe. Ge n. Uribe Uribe published a letter December 12 advising Colombia to await the laps ing of the Panama canal concession in 1904. which would leave the* Colom bian government a free hand In the matter of the eanal. The reports brought by the Para in dicate the possibility of another revo lution in opposition to the Panama ea nal treaty. THE COAL CONDITIONS. A Congressional Committee May Make An Investigation. Washington. Fob. 7.— RepresentafIvo Small, of North Carolina, Introdti.'ed a concurrent resolution providing for the appointment tiy the speaker of a committee of 11 members of the house to Inquire generally Into the coal con ditions in the United States. The res olution further directs the committee to "inquire whether any combinations exist between mine owners and opera tors and the transportation companies In violation of the laws of the United States. A report Is to he made to the next congress. Six Murders Within Te.i Days. Pittsburg. Pa., Feb. 7.—Clairton. the new town on the Monongahela Just above Pittsburg. Friday Increased its record of murders to six within ten day*. Friday afternoon when many people were In the main street, a white man shot and killed Charles Mack, a Negro, of Harrlsvllle. Ky, The mur derer fled to the hills and was not captured Mont Pelee Volcano Active. Paris, Feb. 9.—The governor of tho Island of Martinique, in a dispatch to tho colonial offlCe, announces that the Mont Pelee volcano continues active; that its summit Is constantly changing shape and that masses ol incandescent matter are thrown out. Acre Territory Dispute. Rio Janeiro. Feb. 9.—The Bolivian government has repHed to the Brazil* Ian government agreeing to Brazilian j occupation and administration of tho Acre territory pending settlement oI the dispute. the new department. Conferees on the Commerce BUI Ap proaehing Agreement. Washington. Feb. 7.—The confer en«-as ot ihe senate and house ou the department cf commerce bill approach ed on agreement on the bill Friday, but adjourned, to meet Saturday, with out entirely finishing their work They were in session about three hour*, the greater part of the time being spent in an effort to adjust the inferences on the question as tc whether the president should be given power to transfer tnt interstate com me roe commission to the proposed do partment. as provided by the houst bill. Considerable feeling was tuani tested over the matter, and the cou troversj became so animated at time: that the voices of the conferees could bo plain I > hward in the adjoining cor ridors. \\ hen the meeting began the trust provision of the bill was taken up immediately. No time was lost in reaching an agrement on that point The differences were adjusted by the acceptance of the Nelson utuendtneu' w’ith a portion of the house provision added. The conferees then sought to come to an understanding on the question of transferring the inter stat. eommcrco commission to the new de oartinent. At first there appeared a streng probability of coming to an immediate understanding on this point as the house conferees consented with out making many objections to the elimination of the specific mention of the rommlislon. The hill as passed by the house authorizes the president to transfer to the proposed depart m*»i!t “the whole or any part of an\ office, bureau, division or other branch ot th? public service engaged in stat is fical or scientific work, or the inter state commerce commission.” The senate conferees moved to strikr out the words referring to th « com mission, and after some objections, th representatives ot the house assented It was then suggested that the trnns for or the commission might he a < omplished under the general author if> given to transfer bureaus engaged in statistical work, as. the business o! th® interstate commission Is largely of Hint character, and an effort war made to amend the language of th* provision as to prevent and even pro hihit that result. It was at this point that the meeting came to a dose PRINCESS LOUISE. M. Giron Has Broken Off All Relation? With Her. Geneva, Feh. 7.—The legal advisoi °f t,lo former crown piincess of s»\ °ny has made the following announce ment: M. Giron will leave Geneva this ev •ming for Brussels, where he will join his family. M. Giron has broken ofl all relations with the princess In ordei not to impede the reunion of the prin cess with her children.’* i he sudden end of the royal romanet is said to Ik* due to the refusal of th< Baxon court, influenced hy the **m Peror. Francis Joseph, to consent to a divorce. it is reported that th* princess sought her father’s pardon in order to get permission to see hot children, but was refused everything unless she left ,M. Giron The parting of the print ess w ith M. Giron is raid to have been affecting A SHOOTING AFFRAY. City Marshal and His Son Were So verely Wounded. Carbon dale. II!.. Feb. 7.—Silas Farm er, city marshal of DeSoto, III., and his son, Lawrence, 23 years old. arr severely wounded as the result of shooting affray on the streets. Law rence's father placed him in Jail a week ago and Thursday paid the fine and released his son After being out. a short time thr youth secured a revolver and an nonneed that he Intended to kill hi? father. The two met in the evening and the son at onre opened fire, inflict ing three wounds. The marshal thcr drew his revolver and shot his so? twice, inflicting wounds which may prove fatal. Both men are married. IN THE TERRES MOUNTAINS. Tremendous Gold Strike at the Term! nus of the Nacozari Railway. vn Pa•o. T* x., F»b. 7.— Rdward li Stnrgess. a prospector from Mexico near Douglasa. Arlz. reports a fro mendotis gold strike in the Terror mountain*. al>out 4n mile* from Cos terminus of the Nacozarl railroad Sturgis* nays he mined $160,000 in gold in six week* with a crude outfit. Sam p|e« of ore are said to run as high a» 2.600 ounce* of gold to the ton. with a value of about $72,000. Tied For First Place. New York. Feh. 7 —Henry P StofTt of Cleveland. and Charles Western, ol Chicago, are tied for first place In thr professional sweepstakes pool tourna ment which began four weeks ago at the Montank billiard academy. Mrook lyn. A Week's Failures. New York. Feb. 7.- Failures |n the tTnlted States 264 this week, against 26.1 last week, 26f» the preceding week and 261 the corresponding week last year, and in Canada 12. against 10 last week. 27 the preceding week and 26 last year. Evading Outiar. Iterlin Feh 7.—Herr Roesleke. agra rlan, complained In the relchstag FrI day that Canadian wheat continued to come to Germany as American wheat, thus paying a duty of 87‘4 cent* on 200 pounds, instead of ft.2® A HUGH TIDAL WAVE. Over 1.000 Live* Were Lost in the Society Wands. The Islanders Who Survive Are Destl tute of Food. Shelter and Cloth ing—All Their Crops. Etc., Were Destroyed. San Francisco, Feb. 9.—More than 1.000 perrons were killed and 80 is lands of the Society group in the Southern sea were devastated on Jan uary 15 by a huge tidal wave that swept across the island dotted sea News of the disaster was brought Sun day on the steamer Mariposa, diiect from Tahiti. The storm raged for several days being most severe from January 11 tc K, On January 15 a tidal wave, ac com pan led by a terrifie hurricane, at ta« kod the Society islands and the Tuamotu group with fearful force, car rylng death and devastation for miles before its towering front As t io news received at Tahiti up tc the time of the sailing of the Marl P«*sa was meager, it Is thought that full returns may swell the death list It Is possible that hundreds of bodies were washed out to tea so that they may never h« accounted for The Is landers who stirvive are destitute oi food, shelter and clothing. Crops have been destroyed and death threaten? the survivors. The. first nows of the disaster nr rived nt Papete, Tahiti, on January 2fi by the schooner Eimeo. The captain of the schooner placed the fatalities at 5<>0 persons. The steamer Kxcelslot arrived at Papete* the following day with 400 destitute survivors The cap tain of the Excelsior estimated the to tal loss of life* at Son persons. Those figures comprised only the deaths <>n the three islands < f lino Ilikuern and Makokau. whose total population Is only 1.800. On illkueta island, where 1.000 Inhabitants were engaged in penrl diving, nearly one-half were drowned. On an adjacent island 100 more were washed out to sea Mnkeno and Hao are depopulated Conservative estimates at Tahiti pln«'« the number of islands visited by the tidal wave and hurricane at SO All ol them are under control of the French government at Tahiti. The French governor upon receipt of news of the disaster took prompt measures to relieve the starving sur vivorx. The governor dispatched twe warships, tin- Durance and Zelee. with fresh water and provisions. The Ital ian man-of-war, Calabria, accompanied the two French vessels on their errand « f mercy. As the supply of fresh wa ter and provisions was exhausted by the storm Is It feared that many lives will he* lost before the relief ships nr rive. As far ns Is known eight white people were among the drowned. In eluded In these were Alexander Itran tier. N P Plunkett, of Oakland, Cal : T. D. Donnelly, formerly a fireman on the steamship Australia, and the locat agent of (' Coppenrath. n merchant of Papete. Added to this number was a woman, who committed suicide from f rl eh t. MURDERED IN HIS OFFICE. A Dealer In Old Iron Found With Hi» Skull Crushed. Now York. Fob. 9.—I.ouls Mandel, n dealer In old iron. was murdored Sun day In his office In Fast Twenty-third street, his skull being crushed by blowfc struck with a heavy iron bar Ho was found in an unconscious condi tion and died In the hospital. Robbery evil! ntly was the motive for the crime, as tie desk at which Mandel was sit ting when he was attacked was rifled and his gold watch and chain and dia mond pin were taken The murderer overlooked a large sum of money which Mandel bad In an Inner j>ookot Policemen's Fatal Quarrel. Bristol. Tenn., Feb. 9.—Policeman Oratt Walk shot and Instantly killed Policeman Houston Childress Sunday morning at the corner of State and Fourth street*. The shooting result ed from a quarrel Walk escaped. He waa traced to his room, where he had exchanged his uniform for citizens’ clothes. Rr. Adm. Wildes Dead. San Franclscc., Feb. 9 -Rr. Adm Frank Wildes. of th»» United States navy, died suddenly on hoard the steamer China lie was on his way home from China on sick leave when deaf1! overtook him. Adm Wildes had recently been In charge of the fleet In the Philippines. Rr. Adm. Crowninshelld at Naples. Naples. Feb. 9—Hr Adm. Crownin shield, aboard hi* flagship, the cruiser Chic ago, arrived here Sunday from A I glers. He will proceed to Alexandria and return here later. *1 is reported that he will he hack here for the g**h ering of the Italian and Russian fleets on the occasion of the czar’s coming visit Cleveland's Fishing Trip. St. Augustine, Fla.. Feb. 9. Former President Orover Cleveland, accom panied by Dr. Joseph D. Pryant. of New York, arrived here Suaday even Ing. They nre on the way vo Stewart where they will spend two weeks fish I ng. _ Displacing Colored Brakemen. Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 9.—A change has been made on the Choctaw lines through Oklahoma and Indian terrl torv. White men are taking the places of the colored brakemen, who have been employed on all passenger trains V IN FAVOR OF MINERS. The Joint Committee Acreed Upon a Scale of Wages. Indianapolis, Ind.. Fob. 9. -The min ers and operators of the competitive district agreed upon a scale of wages for the ensuing year. The price for mining la to l>o incieased 10 cents pot ton on one and one-quarter Inch m reened htmp coal, pick mining, in Western Pennsylvania. The Hocking, the baaing distri.t of Ohio, and both the Mock and bituminous districts of Indiana; six cents per ton on mine-run coal, pick mining, in the bituminous district of Indiana and Rt Dauviilo. the basing point of Illinois. 1 he price of machine mining Is to bo Increased right cents per ton on scrocne l htmp coal in Western Penn sylvania. thin vein, and the Hocking, the basing district of Ohio; ten cents per ton on screened ittmp coal In the block and bituminous districts of In diana, and six cents per ton tut mine run coal in the bituminous district of Indiana, and nt Danville, the basing point of Illinois. The Inside day " ago scale shall he ns follows, with ti e conditions of the Columbus day wage scale agreement of 1$!>S. T:ack layers, $2 56; trn< k layers' helpers. $2.36; trappers. $1.13; bottom cagers, $2.50; drivers. $2.56; trip r! dei.-. ; water haulers and machine haulers. $2.56; tlmhermen (where such are employed). $2.5)5; pipe men for com pressed air plants. $2 56; company men in long-wall mines of Third ills ti’>t of Illinois. $2.56; all t thor inside labor. $2 36 Yardage and dead work an* to be advanced 12' per cent In a billion t«» th<' nbovo. the operators verbally agreed that outside dnv labor be increased. 12« per cent In Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, ami tlini In the Pitt>-•tiling dietrlrt'there shall he an in crease «>f 121.. per cent except where Prices ha\«> been advanced during the present year. In those cases sufficient Increase shall be granted to bring the amount UP to 121 per cent Increase nnd where* more thnn 12*,,. per cent wan secured the wages shnll not he re duced in the mincm of tin* Mononga heln company the advnncc shnll he a straight one ef 25 rents a day. At the meeting of tin- scale commit tee tlie Indiana miners agr *ed to with draw the shot tiring Dill from the sen ate. TWO EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS. Dishes Were Rattled and Doors Swung To and Fro. St. Fouls, Feb. !*.—Two iltntlnrt earthquako shocks wero felt in St Fouls and vicinity between 6:20 and r* 25 o'cltM-k Sunday night. TI10 first shock was of nlmost 20 seconds’ dura tion and while it was not so distinctly felt Immediately in St l^mls. in tin western suburban towns and in Alton. HHIevllle. Kdwardsvllle ami other nearby towns in Illinois. it wns sutn rlentiy forceful to rattle dishes and awing floors. The second shock fol low-ed within two minutes and was slight and or short duration. Roth shocks were from noitheast to south west. Marion. III.. Feb. 9.—An earthquake shock was felt Sunday evening- Pro ceding the shock a roaring noise was beard. Many persons ran Into the streets. At tin- West Side hotel flues were shaken down. Paducah. Ky, Feb. >.—A slight earthquake shock occurred here about f>: ir» o'clock Sunday night. No dam age was done and the duration of the vibrations was very brief. Cloverport, Ky., Feb. ft. An earth quake shock startled a number of Flo verport's citizens about 6:30 o’clock Sunday night. No damage was dono and many people of the town did not know the shock had occurred. Owensboro. Ky.. Feb. 9.—A distinct earthquake shock was felt here at 6:45 Sunday night. Pictures were shaken from the walls and tablets In the see ond story of many houses. I.ouisvllle. Ky, Feb. 9—A slight earthquake shock was felt here at about 6:45 o’clock Sunday night. Tie vibrations caused windows to rattle, but no damage was done. Paris, Feb. 9.—Flight earthquakes W'ere felt on Saturday at midnight at Hresf, Kt Hrleux and on the Island of Molene. DEATH OF M R 3. CRANSTON. The Wife of Bishop Cranstor> Passed Away in Mexico. Denver. Col . Feb. ft. -New * was re reived by Carl M Cram ton of the death at Silas. Mex.. Sunday of Mrs I aura M. Cranston, the w!P- of Bishop Karl Cranston, of the Mot iodis1 rhurrh. Mrs Cranston accompanied the bishop to Mexico several weeks ago to attend a church confeienre Bishop Cranston. his wife and datigh ter. were in Peking during the Boxers trouble and tTnlt*d States Minister Conger was a gtie t at the Cranston residente wien the outbreak began. Mrs. Cranston’s death Is directly at trlbiited to nerrotis shock occasioned by her being a vltae- s to scene:* fal lowing the outbreak The body will be taken to Cincinnati for bu.ial. The Freight Embargo Lifted. Baltimore. Feb. 9.— OflUlals of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad s tated Sun day night that the freight embargo v/hlch had existed for several weeks has been lifted, and that there is no congestion of freight at any point on the line. The Pretender Is a Prisoner. Madrid. Feb. 9.—A dispatch from Tangier to the Impartial confirms the news that the pretender, Hu flamara. Is a prisoner of the Rlata branch of the Kahyle tribe, which is ready to deliver him vp for a ransom. FIFTY-SEVEHTH CONGRESS. Second Session. Washington, Feb. <1.—Senate—PK mission of tho statehood hill Thursday turned on the question of polygamy. Mr Oallmger (N. H.) replying to some statements made bv Mr. McComus tMd ). said that he was in favor of an amendment to the statehood bill cov ering the question of tho polygamy as strongly and firmly as possible. 1 he Influences of the Mormon church on politics occupied a largo share of the debate. Mr. Hale characterised the debate as interesting, valuable and startling, because it had disclosed a powerful religious organization "exert ing itself as a dominant, potential force" over the mind and action of its followers, which should be taken Into account in future legislation. House The anti trust bill debate In tlie house did not develop much ant mat Inn. Although there was a fairly large attendance In the galleries. The rule under which the house was to operate, however, precipitated a lively discussion. The hill to expedite anti trust prosecutions occasioned no do bate. It passed the house as It did t le senate Wednesday, without a word of debate. Mr. Powers (rep.. Mass.) made the opening argument for his side of the house on the Judiciary com tn'.itee bill and Mr. Clnyton idem.. Ain >. opened for his side. Washincton. Fob 7.—Senate For a tlmo Friday in the senate It looked m * hough the question of the construe tion of an isthmian canal would be ills cussed openly. Mr Morgan spoke on his resolution. Introduced Thursday, catling on tho secretary of the navy lor correspondent e regarding tho mil itary occupation or the buys of Pan »mn and Colon, lie had not proceeded Inr when Mr. Cullniii. who had been following him closely, interrupted with a motion for an executive session, which Mr Morgan insisted The ehnlt overruled Mr. Morgan's objections and the floors were closed. Mr. Morgan continuing his remarks in executive session, alleged Mint $10,000,000, wlilc'i the United States paid to Colombia would go to tlie insurgents who made pence last year. When open session was resumed, Mr Morgan predicted Mint if tiic United States continued Its policy with reference to I lie eoustiue tion of an isthmian ennui, war with Colombia was Inevitable. Mouse (ieneral debate on the anti trust hill closed in tlie house shortly before f. o’clock Friday evening The debate had proceeded since in o'clock in t ie morning. Morn Int-rest was aroused as It proceeded, and the eloa ing speeches by Mr HcArmond (dem.. Mo ), and Mr I Ittleford (rep . Mo.)! were delivered to crowded galleries, am! to a Tit 11 attendance of the floor. Saturday for three haunt the hill will Ite considered under t he live mlnuto ml'*, after which the final vote will ho (alien. Washington, Feb. ;• -Son a to Thf somite* Snturilny pas sod tho following hills: Authorizing tho promotion ol MnJ William Crawford Onrgas. sur goon in tho lTnitf>f! States army; for the rellof of ('apt. Joseph M. Simms, ol tho Culled States revenue cutter serv he; authorizing the construction of monuments on the Gettysburg hnttlr Held, and granting a pension or $7fi each to the widow: of (Jens. S ;o| and Keg ley. Houso— Ily a unanimous vote 10. puhllcana, do p* < rats and all others voting for It to n man the little field puldicity Idll to regulate corporation: and interstate commerce, (rassed tie house. The poll stood 24b for and none against Llie measure, a most tin usual clrcumstanre. The democrats offered amendment after amendment hut their efforts to modify the hill nnd strengthen it. according to their own Ideas, failed signally, the republicans hejng determined to put it through lu the frame it came from the com mlttee on judiciary. The hill in brief Is as follows; Corporations "hereafter organized” must file returns with the Interstate commerce commiss'on for publication. Corporations falling to file public reports will he re trained from engaging in Interstate commerce. Penalties are prescribed for false re turns. The interstate commerce com mission may demand an accounting from corporations now In existence. Corporations that offer rebates will he denied tho instrumentalities of inter state commerce ftefmal to testify lie fore the eornmiss'on Is nurd '••Mile with a fu.OfiO fine. Testimony shall not bo used against witnesses. Carriers nrn prohibited from transporting articles made in violation of the Sherman act Corporations must disclose the names of constituent companies. United States circuit courts are Invested with jurisdiction to prevont violations of the act Individuals damaged by viola tions of the Idll are authorized to file suits. A FLOOD FEARED. The Chattahoochee River la Rising Very Rapidly. Columbus. Cn , Fob 9—The Chafts hoorhnp river la on n rise and a flood Is fpared. The water Ik W feet above normal and still rising A bridge which wan In proceRs of constru*•lion, ban been nerloiisly damaged, and all tlw mllla on the river front will be Idle several days Within six hours Run dnv the river rose five and one half feet The damage to property all along the river Ik considerable. Ex Secretary Long's Condition. Boston. Feb. II.~Former Secretary of the Navy John F) Long had a com fortable day Sunday and. according to the physicians’ bulletin Sunday night, bis condition Confine* to be favorable Sunday Session. Washington. Feb. 0.- The house of represen tall res Sunday held a memo rial resvion IO pnv tribute to the mem nry of the late Senator William J Sew all and Me late Kepieventative Joshua H Salmon, of New Jersey Mr. Par ker. of New Jersey, presided. Hanna's Bill Indorsed. Fort Worth. Tex , Fob. 9.—At the regular meeting Sunday of R R T.ee camp. T-nlted Confederate Veterans, a resolution Indorsing the Senator Han na bill to pension ex slaves was passed by an almost unanimous TOte. C C- 0- C-» •’•'Q-C- C-0fr Slate News Pick-ups. s **a 3-3-3-a a d-a-9-3 d-s-9-s Among the new hills Introduced In the Mouse of delegates the other day was one to prohibit members of either branch of the state legislature, state, county, district or municipal officers or the deputy clerk or agent of such offi cer. from receiving or using any pas* or free transportation over any of the railroads operated within the state. 1 he bill was referred to the committee on Judiciary. Tho house had another lively time in the wrangle over the fixing of salary of state officers, the salaries of Judges of the supreme court being reduced from $4,800 to $4,000 per annum. The “Augusta county bill," which has for Its object the formation of a new county from territory taken from Marlon. Wetzel and Monongahela coun ties, came up In the house n few days ago. being reported favorably by the committee which has had It In charge. The debate which ensued wras the hot test of tho session, the opponents of the measure charging that the com mittee had heard only one side of tho question. A vote being taken to rec ommit resulted In defeat for tho op ponents of the bill, tho vote standing 34 for recommittal to 10 against and tho bill was passed to Its first reading. An effort will probably bo made to re consider the proposition to recommit. T he measure In question has mused more Interest than any other legisla tion the present session, with the ex ception of the tax commission report and the lobbies for both sides havo been very active A resolution was of. fored In tho senate and adopted call Ing upon West Virginia’s representa tives In tho nntlonnl senate and housn to aid In upholding the principles ns laid down by the Monroe doctrine, and do all In I heir power to nld In putting * he nnvy of the nation In condition to n -1st foreign aggression. Tho senato passed n number of bills, among them n pure food measure. A resolution was adopted excluding tho lobby from the floor of the housn and IJpitlng members to flvc-minutn speeches. Miss Rotl el la Haiti, who was accused nt Wheeling Inst fall of pushing Into Iho river and drowning Miss (5ny Htnith. an alleged rival In love for the nfTectIons of a Wheeling man. was married n few days ago to n young tmin residing nenr her home at Short rreelc. she was In Iho hospital at Wheeling for awhile, and afterward denied a confession the police said she made Tho grand Jury refused to Indict her. and slio then went to her old home. v Senator Elkins. of West Virginia, presented to tho president tho other •lay .'lit members of tho Wist Virginia legislature. Tlio legislature adjourn •■(I for several days in , i dor thpl the members might go to Wash In t n tt» oonsult with tin* rivers ami harbor* Committee of the house an to tho pro ject to make a nine foot stag** of wa ter In tho Ohio river from Pittsburg to Cairo. Headed by Speaker of the House Monts, of Parkersburg, and Sen ntor Clark May. of Hamlin, president of the senate, the members called upon tho president to pay t’lolt respects Q R. Lawrence, a restaurant Keeper, was shot and fatally Injured on Morris ereek. it is alleged, by Louis Massle. Lawrence nrul Fred Atkins were light ing. and Massle. a friend of Atkins, It Is alleged, drew his revolver and shot Lawrence four times Atkins and Masslo escaped Into t ie woods. Thomas Harman and Thomas nil lups. West Virginia constables, were convicted of kidnaping before a Vir ginia justice of the pence at Pocahon tas. and fined $100 each and sentenced to three months In Jail. Harnett Whitt, was wanted in tills state on a charge of firing the Mg mine of tho Poeahoy^. tas Collieries Co. during tho strlko last summer. He was located In Ollea county. Virginia, and the constables. It Is said, brought him hack to West Virginia without seeming tl.o neces sary papers and against his wish The clerk of the senat■ announced tho following appointments of lrri|»or tant committees: On conference com mittee to Inquire Into the provisions and stipulations by which federal prisoners nro kept In f ie state peniten tiary Senators Cnrrlgsn. Cornwell and Snyder On Judiciary committee for the redlstrletlng of Judicial circuits of tho state Senators Hariner. Raker, Miller snd Cornwell Relating to the Improvement and development of tho Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers Sen ators Caldwell and Kidd On asylum visiting committee Senators Mat bo ny and Price Rig lolihici are there from Wheeling and Fafrrmnt In th-» Interest of the charter bills of those two rifles. At Wayne, Oeorgo Raymcr was sen tenced to one year In prison for shoot ing Hetoctlvo I. ft. Hmlth at Konov*. Smith aiTPKtnd him from a pinto ta ken at fho Columbus (O ) pen. but had a narrow escape for his fife. Upon a telegram from the chief of police of Pittsburg, Harry Kurt* has boon arre«fe,j nt Manningtnn. charged with having murdered Antony Oood at Pittsburg recently. .taroh Britt, aged 50 years. nx-cottn oilman and former street commission er of Wheeling, eommlftod suicide I.h4 othrr night by cutting his throat from oar to oar. Bad health la ascribed as tho cause, Mary Williams was shot and killed at Rekman by James Whitcomb, a mi nor. They had boon lovers for montns and Whitcomb, becoming jealous of hor, while returning home from church the other other night pulled a revolver and shot her dead. Ffe es caped to the woods, and has net yet been captured.