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• > Late Administration Re garded the CuUns r Hsro*c Struggle for Lib A Letter r rom S ?nor Dupuy the Spanish Minister, v to Secretary Olney’s • Mediation Tells the Story , -Was in Line Throughout finish Sentiments and jio Hearty Approval and ! nt of the Spauish Gov Remarkable Docu :.it Explains Many Things •retofore Understood. atom May 21.—The full cor hetweon the United States .viativi* to Secretary Olney's li t*ion on the Cuban ques uilly coming to light. Mr. :• was niaiie public during aker's recent speech with >aet from the Spanish miu y. To-day the full reply of Dupuy de Lome became avail 's as follows: • of Spain in Washington, -uington. D. C., June 4. ISU6. - rotary: As l had the honor a Your Excellency some time no t rue in communicating - or cf State of His Majesty, ■' Spain, the text of the note \ • Excellency was pleased to me, under date of the 4th •. in regard to the events •..king place in the island of iwer. dated May 22 last, f etuan tells me that the t the communication here l,..s led the government of . t examine it with the , and to postpone an an tirne as its own views atod and delicate Cuban d he officially made pub : cf State adds that since 1 liberal purposes of • tuba have been laid > . y the august lips of the speech from the v us voluntary decis v an ernment in the r ' .- r\ , as they are now 'of a reply to r E.\< Hi i: ;> s nc ie. • eminent of His Maj iates to its full value the khoss with which that of the . tat* s has informed it of the ate opinion it has formed in , • > the legal impossibility of ho roe gnition of belligerency r an insurgents. Indeed those now fighting in Cuba against _ tty of the Spanish fatherland nullifications entitling them < t. or even to the considera ' rho other countries. They do > your excellency expresses it, ny civil government, estab m 1 organized, with a known administration of defined ter d they have not succeeded in . ;!y occupying any town, much tv. large or small. Excellency declares in the (hi am now replying with _ d acumen ana spontaneously, impossible for the Cuban to perforin the functions of - ■ government within its own :nd much less to exercise the :.(! fulfill the obligations that >* at on all the members of of nations. Moreover their ( mpaigning of destruction ; the industries of the island, means by which they are v .Mild, of itself, be sufficient Em without the pale of the gnized rules of inter law. -ry'> government has read - gratification the explicit • -oils declarations to the government of the I’ni - • ks no advantage in con ii the Cuban question, its i t ing that the lawful sover Si .in be maintained and even • 1, through the submission ,s. which, as Your Excel - in your note, is of para siry to the Spanish gov the maintenance of its au its honor. in* nt of His Majesty, the S un. fully concurs in the Your Excellency was xpress in regard to the fut sland in the event, which all not be. of the msurrec ' triumph. lv no greater accuracy of that displayed by Your -t.d you said with great a termination of the con . le looked upon with the ' misgivings even by the ' isric advocate of popular • !<• cause, as remarked by ■ nncy. with the heteroge • a i n of races that exist • PP* arance of Spain would • pearance of the only bond i h can keep them in bal an unavoidable struggle R n of different color, con joint of Christian civili T. ' " "dd supervene. -■- ad of Cuba has been exclu- j sively Spanish since its discovery; the gr. at normal development of its re sources whatever it is, whatever its value and whatever it represents in the community of mankind it owes in if entirety to the mother country, $ e\eu at this day, among the ^ groups of people that inhabit ever be the standpoint from the question be examined, the n^ *es of the peninsula are there aDsolutely nec essary for the peace and advancement of the island. All these reasons fully and clearly demonstrate that it is not possible to think that the island of Cuba can be benefited except through the agency ot Spain, acting under her own impulse and actuated, as she has long been, by ; the principles of liberty and justice. The government of His Majesty and the people of Spain wish and even long for the speedy pacification of Cu ba. In order to secure it, they are ready to exert their best efforts and at the same time to adopt such reforms as may be useful or necessary and com- | patible, of course, with their inalien able sovereignty as soon as the sub mission of the insurgents be an accom plished fact. The minister of state, while directing me to bring to the knowledge of Your Excellency the foregoing views, in structs me to remark how pleased he was to observe that liis opinion on this point also agrees with yours. None is more fully aware of the seri ous evils suffered by Spaniards and aliens in consequence of the insurrec tion than the govenment of His Majesty. !t realizes the immense injury inflicted on Spain by the putting forth, with the unanimous co-operation and approba tion of her people, of such efforts as were never before made in America by any European country. It knows, at the same time, that the interests of foreign industries and trade suffer as well as the Spanish interests, from the insurgent system of devastation; but if the insurrection should triumph, the interests of all would not only merely suffer, but would entirely and forever disappear amid the madness of perpet ual anarchy. The speech from the throne, read be fore the national representatives form ally promised Motu Proprie, not only’ that all that was previously granted, voted bv the Cortes and sanctioned by Her Majes v of the 15th of March. 1S96. would be carried into effect as soon as the opportunity offered, but also by fresh authorization of the Cortes. ai> ti e new extensions and amendments of the original reforms, to the end th«i both islands may, in the administrative department, possess a personnel, of a local character, that the intervention of the mother country, in their domestic c nee ns Tiny he dispensed with, with the single reservation that nothing will ; be done to impair the rights of sover ' eignty or the powers of the government to preserve the same. This solemn promise, guaranteed by the august wotd of His Majesty, will be fulfilled by the Spanish government with true liber ality of views. The government of His Majesty most heartily thanks that of the United St s for the kind advice it bestows on Spain, but it wishes to state, and en tertains the confidence that \our Ex cellency will readily see. that it has heen forestalling it for a long time past. It follows, therefore, as a matter of 1 course, that it will comply with it in a practical manner as soon as eircumstan . ces make it possible. Your Excellency will have seen nev ' ertheless how the announcement of this concurrence of views has been received. The insurgents, elated by the strength which they have acquired through the I aid of a certain number of citizens of the United States, have contemptuously repelled, by the mediums of the Cu , bans residing in this republic, any idea that the government of Washington can intervene in the contest, either with its i advice or in anv manner, on the suppo sition that the declarations of disinter estedness on the part of the govenm°nt i , f the United States are false, and that i: wishes to get jtossession of the isl ! and one of these days. Hence, it is evi 1 dent, that no success would attend such ! possible mediation, which they repel. ! In brief, there is no effectual way to pacify Cuba unless it begins with the ! actual submission of the armed rebels | to the mother country. Notwithstam’ I ing this, the government of the United | states could by the use of proper means j contribute greatly to the pacification of the island of Cuba. The constant violations of international law ir. its territory is especially mani fested on the part of Cuban emigrants, who care nothing for the losses suffered in the meanwhile by the citizens of tho t'nited States and of Spain through the prolongation of the war The Spanish government, on its par*, has done much and will do more e\cr> day. in order to achieve such a desirable end. by endeavoring to correct the^ mis f tkes of public opinion in the United States and by exposing the plots and calumnies of its rebellious subjects. It may happen that the declarations re cently made in the most solemn form by •h- government of His Majesty, concern ing the intentions for the future, will also contribute In a large measure to grntify the wish that your excellency clearly expresses in vour note, namely, that all the people of the United States, convinced That we are in the right, will completely ce-e to extend unlawful aid to the insur If. with that object in view, further Particulars or the Cuban question should hl desired, in addition to those it already has. by the government of the United States which shown itself so hopeful that with justice of Spain may bo recog tr.Z' d by all. the government of His Ma iestv will take the greatest pleasure in supplying that Information with the utmost accuracy and detail When the government of the United States shall once be convinced of our be ing in the right, and when that honest com;ctlon shall ir. some manner K made public, but little more will be required in or.ler that all those in Cuba who are not mere striving to accomplish the total ruin of the beautiful country in which thev were born, being then hopeless of outside help and powerless to themselves, will lay down their arms. Until that happy state of things has been attained, Spain will, in the just de fense n' only of her rights, but also of her d- nd honor, continue the efforts for / victory, which site is now e .cgardless of the greatest sacrl r\ .le having the honor of bringing, by .or of the government of His Majesty, .ne foregoing declarations to the knowl edge of Your Excellency. I improve this opportunity for reiterating. Mr. Secretary, the assurance of my highest considera tion. I Signed! ENRIQUE DUPUY DE LOME. THE CABINET Discusses Cuban Affairs—Mystery as to Wbat McKinley Will Do Next. WASHINGTON. May 21.-The Cabinet meeting to-day was not of long duration but it was interesting because the prin cipal subject of discussion was that of our relations toward Cuba. The action of the Senate y.sterday in passing the Morgan joint resolution declaring a state of war in Cuba was regarded as a movement that threatened, if carried out. in tlie end to interfere seriously with the efforts of the ex eutive branch of the government to accomplish something substantial for the Cubans. The details of the plan which President McKinley has in mind have not yet been disclosed, in fact it may be said that they art. subject to arrangement upon the basis of the latest official information that is received from Cuba, probably from Mr. Calhoun. But it was clearly manifested in the Cabinet meeting to-day that the President has made up his mind to another forward step, and that while up to this time he has. as he promised in the begin ning of his administration, confined his efforts largely to securing absolute protec tion for American citizens in Cuba, he has now come to the determination to use his powi ns to stop the bloodshed in the island so far as this can be done without involving the United States in war. There was some talk respecting applica tion of relief measures in favor of Amer ican citizens in Cuba, now that the re-so lution suggested by the President has passed both branches of Congress. It was decided that the delay in the formal na ture of the resolution would not necessa rily prevent the Immediate application of some of the money to feeding the peo ple who are represented as in great dis | :ress, as the drafts cannot be received be fore the formalities are completed and the | resolution becomes a law. THREE PROPOSALS Discussed by the Constitution Cob blers Y sturdily—Only One Dis posed of. I Special to the Register. ! CHARLESTON. W. Ya„ May Cl.-Tho ' Constitutional Amendment Committee ■ discussed at length three proposed changes in the constitution to-day, but disposed of only one of th-un. The first considered was tjie amendment i providing for a- salary of $100 per session for members of the Legislature. A num ber of vigorous speeches were made on each side of the question. Messrs. Young and Hansford opposed any change regarding the pay of members. The peo ple. they said, would not adopt any ; amendment providing for increase in sal I aries. Messrs, lianen. Farr and Fast i wpoke In favor of the amendment. Fin ally the question was made the. special order for next Tuesday, and the amend ment providing for woman suffrage was taken up. Messrs. Toler and lianen spoke t( r it, and Messrs. Fast. Young, and oth ers opposed it. It was made the special order for r.cxt Wednesday. The amendment giving authority to re j ligious societies to hold property, receive, bequests, etc., was taken up and dis ' cussed. The vote being taken on its adoption, it failed to pass. The committee ; then adjourned. ! WEST VIRGINIA NORHERN. _ ilooil Prospects for the Road Being Con tinued to Morgantown. I Special to the Register. . KINOWOOD. W. Va., May 21.—The con tinuance of the West Virginia Northern Railroad from here to Morgantown this I summer is now considered a sure thing, and the surveyors are already at work on : the route. J. Ami Martin, vice president : and general manager of the road, has suc i ceeded in selling to Eastern capitalists sufficient bonds to complete the road, and 1 has made arrangements with a railroad ! construction company to commence the work as soon as the survey is completed, which will be about the last of June. The work will then be pushed as rapidly as possible to completion. The distance from here to Morgantown is 22 miles, and Mr. Martin says that the entire road will b< ready for the engines three or four months after the survey is made. MURDER AND SUICIDE. _ I nfortunate Circumstance by Which a Ciirl Who Had Two Lovers Now Has j None. Wichita, Kas., May 21.—Wesley Zel ! ebok. of Grant county. Oklahoma, in a tit of jealousy, killed Joe Hajck while j he was visiting the girl for whose hand they were rival suitors. The sheriff found Zelebok and arrested him. On their way to town Zelebok died in great agonv beside the sheriff in the buggy, after having first confessed that ho had swallowed strychnine with sui cidal intent. Both men were under 22 years of ago. and Bohemians. AMONG THE POSTMASTERS. Special to the Register. Washington. D. C., May 21.—Commis sions have been issued to the following recently appointed West Virginia post masters! Daniel Rollins, at (entral StaGon. Albert 0. Sevy, at Oak Hill, Geo. W. Cook at Berkley. Thornton W. Malor.e, at Catawba, and Delbert E. Smith, at Smithton._ WORLD'S GREATEST TELESCOPE. Williamshay, Wis.. May 21.—To the accompaniment of a howling Northwest wind and the squeaking of many pul leys the great objective lenses of the Yerkes Observatory were lifted into position last evening. An hour bter the piece was adjusted, and the world's greatest telescope became a reality. The sky. however, was too cloudy last night for observation. THE DOCTORS, The Annual Meeting of the State Medical Society Closed at Charles tan—Officers Elected-Meets at Mar tinsburg Next, Special to the Register. CHARLESTON. TV. Va., May 21.-The West Virginia Medical Society began its session early this morning, and by one o'clock the business had been completed. Two papers were read, one by Dr. Ed. Fravel, of Poea, on “Cardiac Valvular Diseases: Insufficiency and Steonoscs,” and one by Dr. Archibald G. Staunton, of Charleston, on "Venesection.” Officers were elected for the ensuing term as follows: President, Dr. C. F. Ulrich, of Wheeling: vice presidents. Drs. It. J. Reed, of Wheeling. C. F. Hoffman, of Kcyser, Rachel Bullard, of Charleston, and Geo. L. Nye. of Hurricane; s-cielary. Dr. G. A. Aschmunn, of Wheeling, re elected: and treasurer. Dr. J. TV. Johnson, of Davis, also re-elected. The following board of censors was then appointed: TV. L. Longstreth and R. S. Henry, of Charleston; C. A. Wir.gerter, of Wheeling; V. M. Smith, of Davis: T. <\ Richardson, of Charles Town: Fleming Howell, of Clarksburg; and J, H. Brown field, of Fairmont. Martinsburg was chosen as the next place of meeting: time r.ot fixed. Drs. J. N. MeSherry and N. B. Baker, of Martinsburg, ware appointed as a com mittee of arrangements. Dr. Rachel Bullard, of Charleston, was selected as a delegate to the National Medical Society. Dr. R. S. Henry was appoir.ed as essay • next The n< w 11 dent was then escorted to the chair, lie made a short but felicitous inaugural speech. The retiring president and the vice presidents each made a short speech. After the adoption of a resolution of thanks to the people of Charleston, the society adjourned. The profession of Charleston tendered the society an elegant banquet at Elks's | Hall to-night. ROBBED AND MURDERED. A Prominent Pittsburg Man Thrown Over a Bridge Into a Kavino Ninety Feet Deep PITTSBURG, Pa., May 21.—E. S. Fleisher, a well known rial estate man, was robbed and murdi red while on his way home shortly after midnight. The dei d was committed oil the Lincoln ave nue bridge, in the East End. After re lieving Fleisher of his money and valu ables. his assailant threw' him over the bridge into a ravine, ninety feet below. When found a half hour later he was still living, but died on his way to the police station. The murdered man was I one of the most prominent secret society men in Allegheny county, being a member of high degree in the f ic Frat< rn itv. Odd Feiiows un * other organiza tions. There is r.o clew to the murder. ) -o SUITS FOK DAMAGES. One Man Asks SSO.UOO Because of Per sonal Injury. Special to the R gistcr. WASHINGTON. Pa.. May 21.—Joseph Robertson, lias sued the Gallaghers, oil operators In the McDonald field, for dam ages, laying liis claim at $20,000. The de fendants furnished material for a rig which the builders and contractors pro tested against. Robertson was employed on the well, and by the breaking of a timber of the rig he fell and broke his back, and has been for weeks lying help less in a Wheeling hospital. The Carnegie Company is also defend ants in suits started by five \\ est Beth lehem township farmers, across whose lands the defendant company's lines arc laid. They allege that the leaking of tlio lines during four years past has injured and destroyed crops for rods on either side, besides cutting up the farm land by laying and keeping the lines in order. BIG POTTERY FIRE. TheBurford Poitery Company's Plant at East Liverpool Suffers a Loss of $45,000. Special to the Regis wr. EAST LIVERPOOL, O., May 21.—The third great pottery lire East Liverpool has seen in as many years almost completely destroyed the Rurford Pottery Co.'s plant at ten o'clock to-night. The factory i proper is a total loss, the warehouses, of fice and finished stock bt ing saved. 1 he lire originated in lit • decorating works. Two adjoining potteries Were saved with difficulty. The company had recently en larged and was rushed with orders. The loss will reach *J7>."W. The insurance is estimated at The company an nounces to-night it will rebuild. WILL ACCEPT AUTONOMY. CANDIA. Island of Crete, May 21.—The Cretan insurgents have received instruc tions from Athens to accept an autono mous form of government, on condition, that the Turkish troops shall be pre viously withdrawn from the Island. Tho insurgents appear to approve of this plan for the settlement of their grievances. The Mussulmans of Crete, however, have telegraphed to the Sultan protesting at being “placed iit the power ot the ma jority which betrayed such hostility to the Mussulmans by the carnage at Sitia and the destruction of ail the Mohamme dan villages,'* adding: “Autonomy under such circumstances cannot fail to perpet uate race wars, and v.i.l on.j bileily postpone the revival of the annexation question with all Us disastrous conse quences.” CLOSED BY THE SHERIFF. PITTSBURG, Fa-. May 21.—H. B. Rosa & co whole.-ale milliners, of this city, was closed to-day by the sheriff. Execu tions amounting to 130.000 have been is sued against the firm. ANOTHER BANK GOES l NDER. ORLEANS. Nfb.. May 21.—The' first N > statement of assets or liabilities is given. A SHIPMENT OF SILVER. NEW YORK. May 21—The steamship Campania will take out to-morrow 33T.uW ounces of silver. ONE MURE EFFORT Will He Made by Theodore Durant's At torney to Save Ills Neck. San Francisco, May 21.—Theodore I Durrant's attorneys have exhausted I every other means to save the neck of their client, have again appealed to the Supreme Court, this time basing their motion for a stay of execution upon al leged errors on the part of Judge Bahrs, at the time of his passing sen tence upon the convicted murderer. The main point relied upon by coun sel for the appellant is that Judge Bahrs refused to grant Durrant's mo tion for a postponement of his sen tence or permit of his offering addi tional testimony. It is also claimed that the court erred in having ordered that Durrant be confined at San Quen tin until the date set for his execution. The authorities are confident that the appeal will not interfere with the ex ecution. KKCEIVEKS .trrOIXI'EO lor the Brooklyn Brass Manufacturing Co., of Mnrtlnsburg. Special to the R-glster. MARTINSBURG, W. Va„ May 21 - News has been ren ived here of the ap pointment by the Federal Court in Nt w York on Wednesday of receivers for the Brooklyn Brass Manufacturing Com pany. which has Its plant at this place, pud of the appointment of the same re c, iver by Judge Jackson, of the United States Court, at Parkersburg, yesterday. The receivers, who were John Eyons. manager, and E. Marshall, secretary and treasurer of the company, were appoint ed at the instance of a creditor on the refusal of payment of his claim. TIN PLATE MAKERS Meet in Cleveland and Prepare to Fight Any Demand the Men May Make for Higher Wages. Cleveland, 0.. May 21.—Great secre cy was sought to he thrown around the meeting of the National Tin Plate Manufacturers’ Association at the Still man to-day. “We are doing nothing at this meet ing.” said one of the members, ‘‘beyond laying plans for the future. I under stand there is to be a material advance asked for by the men. and we have re solved to fight it to the uttermost. Tin plate manufacturers are now paying all they can in wages, and some of us arc paying more than we can afford. We arc opposed to the-new tariff sched ule. and will oppose it to t he best of our ability, though none of us are so much interested in tariff as ve are in current wages.” The tin plate men expect to finish their deliberations tolnight. THE EDITORS Elect Officer* and Adjourn—A Hall They Enjoyed. Special to the Register. WESTON, W. Ya., May 21.-The ball phtii in honor of the Editorial Associa tion at the hospital was Just what pleased the editors. Seventy-five couples partici pated. A goodly number of the members went to Camden-on-Gaulcy to-day, where a business meeting, in addition to the basket picnic, was held. The new officers of the association are: J. Slldel Brown, president: W. H. Morgan, treasurer, and Robert L. Bland, secretary. The time and place of the next meeting was left to a committee. The association will be represented at the Nashville Cent, nninl and National Association at Denver, Col. lit KNED TO DEATH. Frightful Result* of a Gasoline Explosion in St. t.oui*. ST. LOT'IS. Mo., May 21.—An explosion of gasoline last night resulted in tho death of Mrs. Ada Mohr. V. years old. h< r IS months okl baby, and Hugo Howard. 1 r, months old. Mrs. Bessie Howard and William Howard, her live year old son. were probably fatally burned, while Max Gumbert and Henry Surman were badly burntd in attempting to rescue the unfor tunate victims. The explosion occurred in tho upper rooms of a house in Menard street, occupied by Mrs. Mohr. In order to make the fire In the cook stove burn faster, Mrs. Mohr poured gaso.ine over the wood. -—o TWO BAD ACCIDENTS. One Itoy I.oscs an Arm and Another Three Fingers «t the C. & O. Machine shops. Special to the Register. HUNTINGTON, \Y. Ya.. M iy 21 —Clar ence Woodworth, is, son of i x-M.iyor A. F. Woodworth, had his lef: arm ground off In a lathe at the Chcsapcak. A- Ohio shops to-day. C. R. Jenkins also had three fingers mashed off by a steam hammer at the same place. THE LAST OPPORTUNITY To See the Clever .laps at Wheeling Park Casino. The engagement of the Okabe Im perial Japanese troupe at the Wheeling Park Casino closes wi;h a matinee to- j day and an evening performance. These clever people from the empire of the Mikado have been drawing good audi ences at the Casino all the week, and last night the largest audience of the season saw their performance. All who have seen them have voted the enter tainment the best in its line ever seen in Wheeling. These Japs are simply masters of their art. They know the fine points of acrobatic feats, slack wire walking, tumbling and juggling beyond all successful competition, and their every' act has been received with the greatest enthusiasm. Little Matsu, a lad only seven years of age. is the fav orite of the company, and it is probable that his equal does not live. The Park management, with the aim of reaching all classes, have made the prices very’ low. If, cents for adults and 10 cents for i children, and at the matinee this after noon. beginning after the arrival of the 2 o’clock motor, the price3 will be 10 cents all around. Children under eight years will be admitted free. To-night the special theatrical motor will he run at 7:20. To-day is the last day, and if you enjoy two hours of the best sort of i amusement, refined and wonderful, you I can't afford to miss it. ■■ - -*0 i —jack Arthur will present a high grade bicycle to one of his customers to-night, I at his saloon, No. 1300 ilcColioch street. i iiiajpn Was the Principal Feature of the Presbyterian Assembly Meeting at Eagle Lake Yesterday. The Gavel Made From Wood With Historic Interest-Presented by General Benjamin Harrison on Behalf of the Presbyters of Indiana—Chairmen of Commit tees Announced—Report of the Committee on the New York Pres byterian Building. EAGLE LAKE, Itid., May 21.-Th!8 If regarded as or.e of the most important days of the session of the General Assembly. It was opened by the presentation of a. gavel to the moderator by Gen. Harrison. The gavel was omposed of hard woods, o.ik, poplar, black walnut, birch and ma ple. The oak, he said, represented the Calvlnlstlc frame work of the church; the poplar the free civil government fostered by tho church; the black walnut, not painted or hidden, stood fop the church's love of finish, or individualism: the birch, with drooping branches and clinging leaves, typified the sheltering cure of tha church for the lambs of God, and tho maple, with its message of sweetness, stood for tho retiring moderator and his sermon. The various pieces of wood were all historic. The oak was from the lirss church in Indiana and from Hanover Theological Seminary, the mother of Mc Cormick Seminary, Chicago. The black walnut was from the first church of In dianapolis. All constituent parts repre sented first tilings. An enthusiast at tho close of the speech in a loud tone: “What's tho matter with Harrison?” and was greeted with the usual response. Before proceeding to business the chair men of committees were announced as follows: Yloa Moderator, John Wana muktr, Philadelphia; Bills and Overtures, Dr. John L. Withrow, Chicago; Judicial Business, I»r. H- nry C. Minton, San Fran cisco; Church Policy, Dr. Robert F. Sam ple, Nt w York; Home Missions, Dr. Jot o I>. Hewitt. Emporia; Foreign Missions, Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman. Philadelphia; Education, Dr. Stephen W. Dana, Phil adelphia; Publication and Sabbath School Work. Elder Janies Y< nance, New York; Church Erection, Dr. George F. Whit worth, Seattle; Theological S< minarDs, Dr. J. Clark Hill. Chicago: Ministerial Relief, tho lion. James A. Mount, of Indiana; Freedmen, Dr. Thomas Lawrence. Ashe ville; Aid for Colleges, Dr. George It. Spining, Orange, X. J.; Correspondence, Dr. Byron Sunderland. Washington; Be nevolence, Dr. Wilson Phrancr, New York; Narrative, Dr. T. M. Edwards, St. Paul; Temperance, Dr. A. It. Olney, West Troy, X. 1".; Leave of Absence. David R. Moore; Mileage, I IV. ; Finance, Elder James M. Ilall. Brooklyn. The committee on Presbyterian building, N< w York, whose report was presented to day, was appointed a year ago and has made partial reports several times in tha interval. Its conclusions have been await ed with interest. The assembly listen* <1 with eagerness through about sixty octavo pages and showed a desire to hear tho whole case. The applause which greeted the speakers was indicative of an agree ment with the conclusion of the commit tee and adverse to the long report of tho minority of one, which was presented by Elder MoDougail, of Cincinnati. Tho sptrch of G< n. Harrison, delivered in tho midst of the reading of the minority report, was heard with close attention, and after anoth-r speech on behalf of the commit tee the reports went over as unfinished business. Tiie assembly to-day was opened with dvotional exercises led by Rev. A. Forbes Irwin, of Hutchinson, Kansas. SENSATIONAL Testimony Given by a Philadelphia Judge G'ouceruiug the Treatment of Convicts. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May C1.-To day's session of tlie legislative committee investigating the management of the State penitentiaries was sensational. Judge James Gray Gordon, of the Philadelphia 1"ourt ol Common Pleas, was the star witness. He said that official reports of the prison were tilled with falsehood, and that he could prove that the treatment of many convicts had been brutal and cruel. Ho said the institution reported that tiur*- wire ten insane patients there lit November hist, and that an Investigation made by him showed there were .’<0 at that time. Of these, he said, nine are vow in insane asylums, and one is dead from the result of cruel treatment at the prison. Thirty-six of the. insane convicts, lie added, are in cells in the prison. He cites- tho case of MoCue, a prisoner whom ho ordered to be sent from the prison to the Norristown State insane asylum, and who died tiie next day, as alleg'd hy the judge, from a beating he received the night before ids removal from tin- peni tentiary. He told of another insane con vict, a colored man named Prentiss, who for eight months had hein tied to the prison steam pipes every i ight. WILL SHIP MORH GOLD. New York. May 21.—Lazard Frerea, agent for the Rank of France, will .ship $ 1,200,000 gold by the French lir.er to morrow. Th.s is tile first engagement o£ the wefk. DIED FROM EXHAUSTION. Special to the Regis*' r. MARIETTA. O., May 21.—Mrs. IT. V’. rraic. ore of the most prominent ladb s of this Hty. died last right from exhaus tion following a surgical operation. She was 40 years old. The Weather. Christ. Schnepf, the Opera House dnr cNt. made the following observations < I iho temperature yesterday: 7 a. m.. 9 a. rn., 60: 13 m., 66: 3 p. m.. 67; 7 p. m., €0. \V> ather changeable WASHINGTON. May 21.—For W—t v*r glr.la—Fair; warmer; northerly win *. be coming southerly. For Western Pennsylvania and ohio Fair: warmer; variable wind*, bvtoxu.n* southerly.