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WHEELING, \Vr. VA., MONDAY, MAY 31. 1897.
VOL.
35;
NO. 322.
•J in the Senate Considered
Phenomenal.
, C, ar Schedule Will Likely
v ce a Long and Animated
?—The Metal Schedule Not
V • eularly Objectionable to
r.ocrats—Tillman’s Sugar lu
xation Resolution Will Pro
O.v be Passed To-Morrow-In
the House.
,?t< n. May 30—The impres
c neral about the Senate, at
the first week's discussion
•f bill yesterday, that the
ule would be reached to
. lose of the present week.
1 fiur nu le, whilfieit was
marked yesterday than on
. days. is generally regarded
— than phenomenal, as mod
ules go. Senator Vest de
the present bill is as far
now as was the Wilson bill
weeks of discussion, while
I ■ s. of Arkansas, asserts that
f the present bill was passed
first day of consideration
sed of in the Wilson bill
•A.\ The Republicans gen
, . t m• fie that
i'Ri K’, RKSS HAS REEN MADE.
V are n t inclined to felicitate
. ;v.»s t 1 nun'll until they see
] UtMd When
. -iion- of m ire general interest are
than have yet been broached.
, I:, . - r sch. dale in all probability
f\, it. nmrf prolonged aud ani
m the bill.
US an . k ng very exten
paration f t liscnssfoa of
• . h<du!e. and several set speeches
.. made upo it. The indications
•. irious other questions of
. , r >| interest will be considered in
:i wi h toe sugar duty. Sena
. , i“- f _:re\v js contemplating present
amendment against trusts in
r.nectioa. and it is certain that
• ,waiian question will come to the
n an amendment providing for
uinuanee of
;k reciprocity treaty
Hawaiian Islands. With refer
• the Hawaiian treaty there is
^••r much room for doubt that
: will be made to continue the
. aty in elfect. It is probable
; done by a direct dod r
• n >thing in the bill shall be
1 as abrogating the treaty.
in members of the eom
templating this change,
t -j^rew insists upon oflfer
rendment to this sched
pitate one of the most
. res of the session. The
not yet decided
• ’hey will eaticus on
TK ST GAR SCHEDCLE.
here i.- vl> rc or le.-> talk to this
e» to bn con
d ifter th> (inclusion of that un
- - :it ii:-i uss.on before the sugar
■ an be reached. The metal
• is ; it especially objectionable
f ra'>. containing as it does
<: the Wilson bill rates, but it
mp teas complit ited and will
iv consume tinu The wool
* will develop m little antago
•tn n account of the duty on lura
l'here will be quite a determined
- - restore white pine lumber to
fr?e list.
Tillman resolution for a sugar
station probably will be reported
■ s* nate Tuesday. It will be pass
' ut difficulty, when taken up.
4 to the present outlook; but
rr n will find opportu^ky
' • neither speech if there is any
3 • ft rt at delay. The Senate
in. in session to-morrow, hav
• 1 over on account of Dec
Ib l SE MAY RE LIVELY.
•apt to embarrass Speaker
•• 'he programme of inaction
•_i.v the majority has become
•:bT policy of Representative
and other members of the
a .t the sessions of the House
' '••■'lx will witness a continuation
• i ■ n :• grace re
n the Sundry Civil and Indian
at ion bills are ready for oon
m and this week the leaders
k» to dispose of them. Hut
iitv now is that many of the
have gone home and at pres
is no quorum in the city.
•• rfere with the desire of
to recess until Tuesday.
H uise meets to-morrow and
! an . ijournment until Thurs
it day. if a quorum is pres
Houso will proceed with these
nee reports and also the bill
'pecial appropriation for the
• at printing office.
hannv mao.
' ■ ' f Hanna was quite concerned
the publication of a report
• f that he had promised the
rhat a pooling bill should be
’ . ut of consideration for the
• "i.-tance rendered the Re
. v by the railroad COB*
recent campaign. " 1 he
- iid. ‘is preposterous, uud
"nr.tly deny It.”
K't FOR SIXTY YEARS.
Register.
■urg. \Y. Ya.. May 30.—Old
• v. who lives on Kincheloe
Harrison county, is seventv
"M and has been a lifer since
-dxteen. Long years before
’ served as lifer boy for the
■ a. and was also lifer during
w r. being in Jackson's brig
h.k tiiVr at the battle of Get
Notwithstanding his age. to
ll* 1 in line with the Ouster
Grand \rniy of the Repub
played on the same fife he
years ago. He was a soldier
if' derate army, and prides
i day as the oldest lifer in
' MILES vr LARISSA.
May Dispatches from
"‘ rort forward movements of a
'■> character by the Turks.
General Nelson A. Miles ar
' •-'erdav at Lamia. visited the
t s and subsequently lunched
Pr.nce Constantine.
THE PT. MAF”N FIRE.
It Was Kvi<l«Mitly S* ^ Kobhers—Two
Arrests on Sus' O-' .Morgantown.
Special to the . .
Morgant; ^ Va.. May 30.—
When the ^ Blaine arrived here
this mo\<^ o?' e officers arrested two
young * ained Steele and Kelley,
on su ^ of being the parties who
set firt the buildings burned last
night in Point Marlon, l’a.. twelve
miles below here. The men were re
leased after a preliminary hearing be
fore the Mayor. The lire started in
Titus’ barber shop, no insurance: and
communicated to Morris’ three story
building, insurance 53.000; A. D. Frank
enberr.v’s residence, insurance $2,000;
J. I,. Morris’ residence, insurance $2.
000; J. L. Dillinger’s store room, occti
i pied by A. L, Stone, no insurance: A.
M. Newcomer’s tin simp, no insurance.
I The total loss is $15,000. Six or eight
1 men are here looking for incendiaries,
j Tools found on the railroad near the
| simp show the town was evidently ac
cidentally fired by robbers.
SHE MAy'rECOVEK.
The Murderess of Auole Wheeler Talks
With it Bullet ic Her Brain.
Montpelier. Yt., May 30.—It now
seems possible that Mildred Brewster,
who shot and killed Annie Wheeler
yesterday and attempted suicide, may
recover, though she has a 32-calibre
bullet in her brain. Drs. Chandler and
McGuire last night tried to remove the
bullet, but failed to find it. Miss Brew
ster. however, during the last twelve
hours has grown stronger, and regain
ed consciousness this forenoon. Being
asked by l)r. Chandler if she remem
bered what she did yesterday, she re
plied. “Yes.” and inquired if Annie
Wheeler was alive. When told she
was not. she closed her eves, but said
nothing. The doctors asked her if she
still wanted to die. and she said she
did.
i
A BIG RAID
Made By Pit'sburgh Police on an
Anarchist Pic-Nic, and Fourty-Seven
Arrests Made—A Lot of Rifles
Captured—Anarchist State Con
vention.
Pittsburg. Pa.. May 30.—An anarchist
j picnic at a grove near Glenwood was
1 raided to-day by the police, and forty
' seven men taken prisoners. I he
charge preferred against the prisoners
is disorderly conduct and breaking a
city ordinance, which prohibits the sale
of beer on a picnic ground. It is
claimed lotteries were also in opera
tion. and several rifles and a large lot
of bullets were captured, which the
men said were to be used in i shooting
gallery which had not been erected at
the time of the raid.
The picnic was being hold in cele
bration of the release a few days ago
of Henry Baur and Carl Nold from the
penitentiary, where they had served
four years for inciting riot at Horn -
stead at the time of the big strike at
that place.
Baur and Nold. who were among
those arrested, say the action of the
police is an outrage and some one will
be made to suffer for it.
The State Convention of the Socialist
Labor party was held here to-day.
i Henry Parker and Edward Kunpinger,
of Philadelphia, were re-elected presi
i dent and secretary respectively. Suite
headquarters are to be removed from
I Philadelphia to this city.
\V. H. Thomas, of Buena Vista, was
* nominated as the party’s candidate for
I State Treasurer.
Resolutions were adopted denoune
; ing the American Federation of Labor
I'nions as traitors to the class, and
calling on all true Socialists to shun
them as vipers.
A MG CROWD
At the Annual Saengerfe#t, at Zoar, Ohio
Yesterday.
CANAL DOVER. O.. May r.O.—The an
nual Saengcrfest is on at Zoar. Ohio.
s. Vfn miles from hi re, and all day dele
gations have Ik n coming on special
irains from Ohio and Pennsylvania cities.
Th. re are not 1< >- than 2.000 members of
Vfr*-ins from different points and it is es
timated that with the visitors from this
and adjoining counties, the crowd will
aggregate twice this number.
The fest will be continued all-to-morrow*
and an interesting programme or enter
tainment has been prepared.
THE WHEELING
Made a Most Satisfactory Record on
Her Official Trial Trip iu San
Francisco Bdy.
San Francisco. May 30.—The four
hour official trial run of the gunboat
Wheeling took place yesterday back
and forth over a twelve-mile course
in the bay, and at the finish her ma
noeuvering powers were thoroughly
tested. She ran the four hours at
231.4 revolutions per minute, with a
steam pressure of 180 pounds, which
gave her a speed of 12.7.> knots per
hour. Everything worked satisfactor
ilv, her performance being even more
creditable than that of her sister ship,
the Marietta, less coal per horse-power
being required and the engine and tire
rooms cooler. This difference is duo
to the dissimilarity of boilers used in
the two vessels.
The Wheeling will be ready for de
livery to the government in two weeks
and the Marietta iu three weeks front
tiiis date, when they will go to the
Mare Island navy yard to be masted and
t0 receive their batteries, boats and
equpments. _
POSTMASTEKS COM MISSIONED.
Special to the Register.
Washington. May 30.-Commissions
have been issued to the following re
cently appointed postmasters: John
Peacock, at Conlbnrg: Ezra L. Morri
son. at Crown Hill: Ulysses G. ( ook.
at Oceana: Alfred H. Cole, at St.
Man 's: Winfield S. Myers, at Summit
Point: Willis S. Taylor, at Tunnelton:
John C. Malone, at Horsoneek: George
Ponzo. at Matewan: W illiam A. Har
rison. at Silverton; Clara li. Largent.
at Upper Tract. .. _
M MS «
A Deal Is on for the Recovery of
Stolen Millions,
For $60,000 Cash, and No Ques
tions Asked, It is Stated That
Two Millions and Three-Quarters
of Securities Stolen from the
Manhattan Savings Bank, of
New York, Nineteen Years Ago,
Will be Returned.
New York, May 30.—Nineteen years
ago the country was startled by the
report of the biggest bank burglary
known in the history of the world. It
occurred Sunday, October 27. ISIS. The
Manhattan Savings Institution, of this
city, was robbed of securities valued
at $2,747,700 and $11,000 in cash.
With the exception of a few of the
bonds offered for sale sonic time ago,
none of the securities have been rc
| covered. Ji was believed that they
had been buried or destroyed.
That the securities are still in ex
istence is known here. A short time
ago
NEGOTIATIONS WERE OPENED
between men said to represent the.
burglars and President Joseph Bird, of
the Manhattan Savings Institution, for
| their return.
The burglars have made a demand
for $50,000 and no questions to be
, asked, with the understanding that the
| securities are to be handed over in
good shape and that immediately after
their delivery the money shall be paid
m cash. President Bird, who at the
time of the robbery was paying teller
of the Manhattan Savings Institution,
said to-day that $30,000 had been ask
ed for the return of the bonds, and al
though tlie bank officials would like to
get them back, he declared they
WOULD NOT PAY THAT AMOUNT.
Continuing, Mr. Bird said:
"Many of the securities are worth
less to-day, 1 should say, since the
government came to our assistance
some time ago by an act of Congress
authorizing the Secretary of the Treas
ury to reissue duplicates in place of the
stolen United States bonds.
"There was a number of other bonds
issued by cities and corporations, how
i ever. Some of these are due soon, and
of course we would like to have the
originals, as it would make it easier
: for us to collect the moneys involved.
"I refer particularly to the Yonkers
City seven per cent, coupon bonds.
There were $118,000 Yonkers bonds
stolen, and out of that amount wo
have rec ived $98,000, which leaves
$20,000 due.”
Mr. Bird stated that, he beloved the
1 offer to be
MADE IN GOOD FAITH
and the case has been placed in the
: hands of the bank counsel. Those
I who participated in or were connected
with the robbery were Jimmy Hope,
.John Hope. Patrick Sbevelin. the
watchman of the bank, William Kelly,
Peter Emerson, alias “Banjo Pete,”
John Nugent, a policeman. Eddie Gold
ing, alias “Eddie” Goodie. John Tracy
and Johnny Dobbs. Of these. Jimmy
and John Hope are living in this city.
Th" others are all either dead or in
prison.
deatho’fruiz
The Commission Sitting at. Havana,
Concludes Its Sessions—Two Re
ports—A Mysterious Secret Mes
senger from Washington.
Havana, May 30.—The commission
conducting the inquiry into the circum
stances surrounding the death of Dr.
Ruiz closed its Ichors at an early hour
yesterday. A mysterious messenger
from Washington came from Tampa on
the steamer Mascotte this morning, but
did not land. Mr. Fishback, secretary
of the commission, accompanied by
General Lee’s son. went on board the
steamer before she sailed and held a
brief consultation with the stranger,
and it is supposed that they delivered
to him the report of the commission
and other highly important dispatches
from Consul General Lee and Mr. Cal
houn. who was selected to investigate
Dr. Ruiz’s death, to ho conveyed to the
State Department at Washington.
Messrs. Calhoun, Fishback and Con
gosto will leave next Thursday for New
York direct.
Of the two reports understood to have
been sent from Havana to-day by the
commission investigating the death of
Dr. Ruiz, the one by Mr. Calhoun, who
represents the United States, and the
other by Dd. Jose Congosto, the Span
ish consul at Philadelphia, who acts
for the Spanish government, the for
mer will, it is said, agree with the
statement of Consul General Lee that
Ruiz died from concussion of the brain,
the result of violence after solitary
confinement of more than thirteen days,
regardless of his treaty rights.
Consul General Lee d clined at yes
terday's session of the commission to
question the witnesses, who were in
terrogated only by the Spanish re
porter. Consul General Lee will short
ly make a report on the Ruiz case, and
Mr Calhoun will make a further re
port on other matters, such as the
money question, the state of the insur
rection. the condition of American in
terests. and the general suffering due
to Captain General Weyler’s style of
campaign. . .
Consul General Lee's position is just
what it was in February last. He holds
that Spain is responsible, since Ruiz
died, because he was deprived of his
treaty rights.
AN APPEAL TO RUSSIA.
London. May 31.—The Athens cor
respondent of the Standard pays:
• Kins: George paid a visit to M.
Oncu the Russian minister, yesterday
(Saturday), and after a two hours’ in
terview sent a long telegram to Empe
ror Nicholas urging him to intervene
on behalf of Greece."
PURRANT TO HANG.
Sacramento. Cal.. May 30.—Theodore
Purrant will hang on Tune the lltb,
one week from next Friday. _
8 mm
Successfully Landed on the Coast of
Cuba.
The Supplies Were Shipped from
Wilmington, N. C., and Repre
sented $75,000 in Money—Sixty
Two Men Were With the Muni
t:onsof War—The Story Told by
One of the Crew of the Success
ful Vessel.
Wilmington, N. C., May 30.—The
Messenger to-day prints a detailed ac
count of the loading of the tug Alexan
der Jones and her departure with the
schooner John D. Long on a Cuban fili
bustering expedition. The facts were
obtained from a member of the crew
of the Alexander Jones, which returned
to port several days ago. His story
substantially is as follows:
“On Thursday night. May 13th, the
Jones took on a cargo of rifles, ma
chetes, rapid-fire guns and ammunition
at the wharf of the Wilmington. New
burg Norfolk railway, in the south
ern limits of the city. Before she had
entirely finished her cargo a report
was started that
OFFICERS WERE APPROACHING
and that, the revenue cutter Merrill was
getting up steam. Taking alarm at
this the Jones pulled out and started
down the river at 10:45 p. m.p and in a
few hours crossed tiie bar and an
chored outside. The schooner John D.
Long having meanwhile been loaded
with coal and other material at the
Wilmington & Weldon railroad wharf,
was shortly afterward towed out to
sea by the tug Jacob Brandon, going
past the revenue cutter Colfax. On
the schooner were General Nunez and
another officer of the Cuban army, a
Cuban pilot and Captain John O'Brien,
of the filibustering tug Dauntless. \t
the sea buoy they went on board the
Jones, anchored near-by. and Captain
O'Brien took charge of
THE EXPEDITION.
A hawser was made last from the Jones
toiheschoouer and early Friday morn
ing the tug steamed to the south with
her tow. The Jacob Brandon returned
to South Port. On the way down the
coast no port was entered, but off Palm
Beach, on the coast of Florida, sixty
two Cubans were taken on board. The
Jones then towed the schooner to the
Bahamas and in the vicinity anchored
in the open sea on Tuesday. May 18th.
On Thursday morning. May -Otb, the
filibuster Dauntless hove in sight and
came alongside the Jones and the
schooner. She coaled from the echoon
e:, took a cargo of aruia from the
Jones, and with Captain O’Brien in
command, headed for the Cuban coast,
about sixty miles away. She left (lie
Jones between eight and nine o’clock
Thursday night, made
A SUCCESSFUL LANDING
in Cuba, near Matanzas. and after an
absence of twenty-four hours exactly
returned to the Jones, took another
cargo of war material and started for
Cuba Friday nigiit.
On the last trip General Nunez and
the sixty-two Cubans left the Jones
and went, on board the Dauntless, and
left with Captain O’Brien when the
Dauntless left with her second cargo,
the Jones coaled from the schooner,
towed her off Cape Canaveral. Florida,
and turned her loose. She sailed back
and got into Southport yesterday morn
ing.
The cargo carried out. of here was
valued at $7S.OOO. and is said to have
been the second largest ever landed
in Cuba.
The member <>f (lie crew above re
ferred to. says there is no truth in
the story that tin* Jones waa chased
and fired on by a Spanish w;ir vessel.
The .Tones never saw the smoke of such
a war vessel while on her trip.
A VIOLENT ATTACK
By El Dario on Commissioner Calhoun anil
< Sonera I Lee.
Havana. May 30.—In a leading arti
cle this morning. El Diario de la Mari
na makes a scathing indirect attack up
on Commissioner Calhoun by criticis
ing articles which have appeared in a
Washington newspaper over the signa
ture of Mr. Pepper, who. in the guise
of an intimate friend of President Mc
Kinley and Mr. Calhoun, accompanied
the latter to Cuba.
El Diario de la Marina maintains
that many incidents of the interior
working of the mixed commission,
which are wholly private, have been
divulged in Mr. Pepper’s letter, thus
tending to compromise Mr. ( alliouu.
The paper also resents Mr. Pepper s
unfriendly attitude toward Spain in
his reports on the Cuban question, ex
pressing disgust that, while he blames
Spain for the natural result of the vai,
he has no word of censure for t he ( u
ban insurgents, whose torches are de
stroying the wealth of the island.
In closing it? article El Diario de la
Marina rail? attention to the fact that
two New York newspapers whose Cu
ban representatives are scarcp|\ favot
able to Spain, maintain bureaus in
Havana under the same roof with the
United States consul general, intimating
without much delicacy that 'he cor
respondents of these newspapers at0
virtually under the wing of General
Fitzhugh Lee. and draw most of tlieii
inspiration from him.
Mr. Fishback. accompanied by Mr.
Pepper went into the inferior to-day to
visit Guanajav. Mr. Calhoun spent tlm
-
consulate. , . ,
Captain General Wevler went from
Tunas to Jucaro on Friday, but re
turned to Tunas to-day.
The insurgent-- dynamited a passen
ger train between Santa Clara and
f 1 • • ‘•|b
F;7C(! and the Ic-emotive and three pas
senger cars were derailed, but no lues
were Inst.
knights OF the grip.
NASHVILLE. T-nn.. Miy :o._n<le
pates to the convention of National Trav
ers Protective Association, which meets
in this city Tuesday. June 1st. for a five
days' session, are arrivinc. Se.vcral thou
sand arc expected to attend.
A THREATING SITUATION
In Kentucky, Caused I5y the Anti-Toll
<-ato l’eople.
CINCINNATI. May 3n.-A special to the
Commercial-Tribune from Owingsviile,
Ky.. says:
The situation is threatening to-night.
Garner's gate is in danger from rein
forced raiders.
To-day a leading citizen of Montgomery
county stated that the free tur»pik<.rs in
that county have threatened to come to
the assistance of their brethn a in Bath
county, when the troops leave, and wreak
vengeance on the officers at Owingsviile
and on informer Joe Black.
At to-morrow's trial Mayor Allen will
concentrate troops in the court room.
N< arly < very citizen of Owingsvilh is
armed and in every house there is one or
more double barreled shot guns loaded
with buckshot. It is the gemral opinion
to-night that had not the soldiers been
brought here there would have b eti much
bloodshed.
OFF HI KIR GUARD.
A Levee Broke, Just South of Baton
Rouge, Early Yesterday Morning,
and Much Farm Land Will Be
F.ooded,
New Orleans, La., May 30.—A crev
asse resulting from over confidence
and relaxation of vigilance, occurred
at five o'clock this morning in the levee
at Conrad’s Point, four miles by rail
below Baton Rouge, on the east side
of the Mississippi river. At 3 o'clock
this morning information was received
at Baton Rouge that the levee at Con
rad's sugar house was leaking badly
and that a crevasse was likely to occur
at any moment. There had beeu a
feeling c f almost perfect security
throughout that section, and the
thought of a crevasse had not entered
into the calculation of things likely to
take place. There were no laborers
within call, as they had all been dis
charged and sent to their homes.
The levee authorities at Baton
Rouge hastily gathered together a force
of men and placed them on barges of
material which happened to be anchor
ed along the front of \he Burton saw ;
mill, and by four o’clock a tug was |
towing the barges and material to the j
scene of danger. At six o’clock, shortly
before the barges arrived at the plan- |
tation, the levee burst with a lout) re- i
port, and the water, in a stream forty |
h !*; wide and seven feet deep, began j
pouring through the break and spread- i
ing rapidly over the fertile la. ds in the i
vicinity. The officials of the Ponchart- \
rain levee district and of the Illinois •
C'enrtal railway are on hand with large j
forces of men and unlimited supplies i
of material, and will no doubt succeed
in closing <he break before any very
serious damage is done to the adjacent
plantations.
-o—
Grecian hopes.
A Feeling That a General War May Yet
London, May 31—The Athens cor
respondent of the Times says:
•‘Turkey’s continued arming and re
ported Russian preparations, with other
rumors of a bellicose character raise
the hopes of some of the Greek news
papers that Greece may yet benefit
from a general European war. But the
majority of the nation, sobered by a
sad experience, is only desirous that
Europe should protect Greece against
her conqueror.
“There is no reason to fear that
either Bulgaria or Servia will abandon
the policy it has followed thus far.
The Turkish troops who have been sent
to the Servian and Bulgarian frontiers
are only intended to replace those who
were withdrawn just before the war
began.
“The reports of alarming anti-dynas
tic troubles, published abroad, caused
surprise here, as there is no sign ot
any such movement, nor is any prom
inent politician likely to commit him
self to an anti-dynasty programme.
“It appears that the Prince of Wales
has expressed his personal desire that
tiie Crown Prince Constantine should
come to London for the jubilee festivi
ties; and this is regarded*as indicative
of English good will toward Greece.”
HARD USES FOR GREECE.
London. May 31.—The Berlin corre
spondent of the Daily Mail says to
day:
"From a Russian source conies news
of a conspiracy against King George,
of Greece, far more deeply rooted than
was supposed. There is undubiatable
evidence that Premier Ralli and his
colleagues in the cabinet are gravely
implicated in a plot to overthrow the
dynasty.
“The Kolnische Zeitung says that
Greece will be compelled to pay a large
indemnity, to reduce her army to J0,
000 men and to give up her fleet.”
TORTURED.
R )bbers Invadea Residence at Bridge- i
port, Harrison County. Manacle and
Injure the Occupants, and Then
Fire the House.
Special to the Register.
Clarksburg, W. Va.. May CO.—A ter
rible crime was committed near
Bridgeport last night. Three unknown
men entered the house of Henry
Foresight and gagged and hound him.
They then horribly tortured him and
took all the money they could find.
They then fired and burned his house.
Foresight managed to crawl out. and
neighbors took the manacles off of
him. He is in a serious condition. The
robbers have not been captured.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Special to the Register.
Harper's Ferry. W. Va.. May 30.—
Word comes here to-day of the awful
death of John Frazier, of Nullington.
Friday. Frazier, was struck by a bolt,
of lightning and was so badly injured
that he died yesterday. The bolt
struck some hoes which he carried
upon his shoulder and set fire to his
clothing. He "'a8 >n a Maze v'Den
passers by went to his rescue, and after
h hard fight the flames were extin
guished. He was 22 years of age.
The same bolt struck a wire fence,
and following the fence to a shed,
nearly killed a hog in the shed. _____ ,
The Extensive Pragramme at the
Tennessee Centennial.
Several States Will be Represented
by Their Governors and Staffs
and Detachments of Troops—The
National Travelers Protective
Association Will Meet Friday.
The Negro Building to bo Dedi
cated Saturday.
Nashville, Tenn., May 30.—To-mor
row the hank clerks of the State will
visit the exposition. The South Caro
lina Press Association will attend in i
body. One hundred and fifty mem
bers of the order of railway conductors
and ladies accompanying them will be
entertained at the Exposition.
Tuesday is Tennessee day and Gov
ernor’s day. An extensive programme
has been arranged. Governor Taylor
will deliver an address, and other
prominent Tennesseeans wiil speak.
Several Governors, their staffs, and
companies of State troops will attend.
Governor Russell, of North Carolina,
and staff escort are en route. It will
be a day of speeches, parades, enter
tainments and social receptions, and
will close with
THE GREATEST DISPLAY
of fireworks and illuminations of build
ings yet witnessed.
Wednesday the Republican League
of Tennessee and Sons of Veterans, r.
S. A., division of Alabama and Ten
nessee and Tennessee department. G.
A. R.. will hold meetings in the audi
torium.
Wednesday afternoon the beautiful
building erected for the use of the press
and all duly accredited newspaper
men will be opened formally with
elaborate ceremonies and an exquisite
luncheon.
Friday has been set apart for the
National Travelers’ Protective Associa
tion. which will be in annual session
from June 1st to Cth.
TUB CONVENTION
will moet that, day in the au litorium.
President John Thomas will deliver
the address of welcome, lion. John
Lee. national president T. P. A., will
respond. Governor Taylor will also de
liver an address, which will lie re
sponded to by Hon. Henry T. Kent. In
tlie afternoon the ladies attending the
T. P. A. convention will be given a
reception in the Woman’s Ibiilding.
Mrs. V. 1.. Kirkman officiating.
Saturday will wind up a busy week
with the formal dedication and opening
of the Negro Building. Many of the
leading and most prominent negroes of
the South are expected to make
speeches. An immense parade will be
held and the attendance promises to
lie large.
SOUTH CAROLINA EDITORS.
NASHVILLE, Term., May .To.—About
neon to-day tlie South Carolina Editorial
Association and ladbs accompanying ar
rived upon the association’s annual ex
cursion. Tilt- visitors will remain hero
four days.
BONDHOLDERS
Will Vigorously Oppose the Pro
posed New Issue of Certificates
by the Receivers of the B. & 0.
Road.
Baltimore, Md., May 30.—The re
ceivers of the Baltimore and Ohic
Railroad Company will apply to the
United States Court this week for au
thority to issue $6SO,000 additional re
ceivers’ certificates. The certificates
will bear interest at th** rate of fiv<
per cent. They will be a lien prior to
mortgage and also to the $'>,000,000 six
per cent, receivers’ certificates issued
Juno 1. lslbl. it is understood that they
will In* a lien on gross earnings and
will be retired by annual payments,
not to exceed $300,000, out of gross
earnings.
The obligations will he turned over
to the Carnegie Steel Company, of
Pittsburg, in payment for the 40,00o
tons cf steel rails recently purchased
bv the receivers. It is understood that
the Carnegie Company has already ne
gotiated th" sale of the certificates
through a Baltimore financial institu
tion.
The issue of additional receivers’ cer
tificates will lie vigorously opposed by
the bondholders, and the indications
are that, a stubborn legal battle will be
gin when the receivers (lie their appli
cation in the United States Court.
DISTRESS AT EL PASO.
A Fear That the ISic> Grande IIh* t hanged
11ft Course.
].’T, PASO, T x.. May 30.—Fully’ I *'flt
people h ivc h« en driven from their hom> 1
in this ■ i'y an<l Fast Kl Paso, and of
that number are In destitute circum
stances. It is impossible at pn sent to
estimate the damage done by the llood,
but it is great, and especially severe b
rause a very large percentage of the suf
ferers are i>oor laborers. The river has
changed Its course considerably and those
who for years have watched the- antics of
the erratic Rio Grande say that when
the flood recedes it will be discovered that
the riv. r has shifted Its course, leaving
about fifty blocks of El Ihiso on th* Mex
ican side of the stream.
AT THK TOMH OF LAFAYETTE.
Pam. May 3n.—'To-day Ambassador
Porter, former V'ice President Steven
son, Senator Wolcott. Gen. Paine. Re
tiring Consul General Morse. Henry
Vignaud and Theodore Stanton, hon
orary secretary of the American Cni
versity Dinner Club, with a nunit)er
of members of the club and embassy
and consulate officials, went to the
tomb of Lafayette, and placed th-r<
a magnificent wreath and other floral
decorations.
-n
The H cat her
Washington. May 30.—Forecast for
Monday:
For West Virginia—Fair; cooler;
northerly winds.
For Western Pennsylvania—Pa^tlv
cloudy weather: probably without rain;
cooler; brisk northwesterly winds. 'V.

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