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; >1 ;K K 2c;,'ML'L:._WHEELING- W. VA, SATURDAY, MAY 22. 1397._35; 3.
• > 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. )
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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.
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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.

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