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1 IllviJ 1 ** irV"!i PRICE1 2 CENTS, i RK’K2c;rMc^:. w r 1^1 IXG. \\r. YA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2. 1897. VOL. 35; NO. 324. Them at Spencer. Seek ing Asylum Jobs. * New Board of Directors .1 Select Dr. L. V.Guthrie, : Pleasant, as Supeiinten S. \V. Foster, of Hunting vde President of the Board, iry and Treasurer Not Ap i Yet--A Democrat May A s.-tant Superintendent. I .ckney. Making a Big for a Place. • e Register. W. Ya.. June 1.—The new •. tors for the second Hos he Insane at this place con • i p. m. to-day. Poster, of Huntington, was resident, but as yet no choice made for secretary or treas V. Guthrie, of Point Pleasant, mimouslv elected suparintend n the board adjourn*' !, lent - applicants for other positions » at in awful expectat on until >rrow. place-hunters dancing in the of this august body are legion, their efforts to gain tit*' ears of distributors of patronage are most dstent if not ridiculous. !' reminds of a miniature political convention, th the small fry button holing the ldidates who have money to blow ‘ nominations. is thought that Rolla 1* * amden. • ocrat. of Parkersburg, whose fath er. t. B. Camden, is a member of •ard. will secure the position of ,nt superintendent, not witli ng the strong light being made Potson. Republican, of Glen applicants for S*.e« rt s place ■ less than a dozen, with Senator .ockney, of Calhoun, a strong However. Slack and Kauf Kanawha. are each making a it for the place. Slack is .r <1 ready to do battle with Senator from 1 alhotin. ISSIONER CALHOUN. Vl \\ . Speriul t .»un«el in th«» Unii , v\ I .bAbly Arrive in Wa»hlag D. C.. June 1.—While :i . unmunication. ether letter rt. has come to Washington a? from Mr. Calhoun, the special tisel sent by the Presid> t to Cuba. - mnection with the Ruiz case, pri v • o advices received here from him a- that he expects to leive Havana Washington next Thursday or Fri He will go directly ti New York - • inter instead of comii s back front ' mpa by rail as he went, and it is keted that he will reach this city at next Sunday. It is said at the d : irtment that no official report upon I iha is to be expected from Mr. Cal r. in; that I he will hate to sulimit •’■l i.iily w .!! h ir upon the Ruiz case, w u h :! >' subject of his official dntm- . and that anything he will h ,\-f* to - nuiuinicate respecting the g.: rt! < : it ions in Cuba as affected v r\ v ir will be in the shape of ’• ;■![«, t to the President. As for Ruiz it is now clear that there ;m* ■ a i repor but in the absence o exact knowledge as to the points ■ !:--agreement, i is not possible for •lh - it the State Department to t th- n• \? step to he taken in the • although it is certain that it ’ r r be allowed to rest on the r ! >o f ir taken. WIKS THK r.N'lTED STATES. 1. June t. —Gen. Tternaral. who • .‘turned to this city from the Cuba, has had an interview Minister of war. Gen. Azcar iiie course of which the min ,.s informed that the pro f the re!>ellion in Cuba was tt* the assistance which the i ts received from the I'niteJ r.REAT GAINS v the Democrats in the First : 1 District Congressional rtion. . tis. Mo., Jure 1.—Estimates . t. turns received up to mid :n th First Congressional dis . ate Lloyd. Democrat, elected Republican, by a plurality !'he total vote east was about • at of that cast last Novem > d carried Hannibal. Clark's .11 plurality, a Democratic owr the Now tuber elec < mt.!> in i;\ri) ro lu tni " 'lilntlon I oimtv. Ohio. I hililrett’it l)n ** ( aught from u Mutr. !!.■ Register a. Ohio. June t.—Maud Mar eight-year-old child of the t on county Children's Home, close to a gas stove to-r.ighl. dress caught tire. She was '"uimed over every portion of ' and died at ten o’clock. Her John Martin, lives in Madison c-agty. TO A POPULAR VOTfoN,/ c «r Senator I’Mtisrpw Propone". J jv?r rubiic 'enlimrnt on Two ni|>nr taut Subject*. Washington. June 1.—Senior Petti grew to-day introduced a bill to pro vide for the submission to a popular tote at the Congressional election of lSJtfc of the following questions: “Shall Congress at once enact a law providing for the immediate free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the ratio of 111 to 1. “Shall the constitution of the United States be so amended as to provide for the election of United States Senators and of the President and Vice President by direct vote of the people.” CRITICAL. — IV Troublesome Cheyenne Indians Reinforced By Unruly Sioux From Dakota. Helena. Mu.:.. June 1.—Specials ! from Miles City the nearest town in j M iHiaia to the Cheyenne lndi;r» tr uldes. say th.j s'tuatinn at the agency J - on''Dues crit ical. Fan. lies w‘n re sale.i near the of the trouble cor I ti-.ue to flock to Miles City. P re p.-’ted that Sio ix Indians from Dakota have ci me to tin agency and that :na il “s have b?:n ter.! to invite no:a S oux to join thorn on the war trail. Senator ('art - will ask Prescient MctCnley that Indian Agent Stouch ’-c instructed not to interfere with the Sheriff’s posse and that the military authorities support them in case the Cheyennes resist the arrest of the In dian. "Little Whirlwind.” known as Stanley, a graduate of Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, who admits the murder of Sheepherder Hoover. Sheriff Gibb and Deputies Smith and Winters should arrive among the Chey ennes to-day with warrants for the three Indians and the agent, which they will attempt to serve. White Bull's band of warriors, num bering 125. who escaped from the agency Friday night, are in the hills on the Tongue river, near Ashland, and this will be the scene of the first blood shed should there be any. The set t!> s are not as well armed as the In dians. though arms and ammunition are being forwarded as rapidly as pos sible. Ti* Senate Membership Reache? the Point It Will Maintain for Some Time. Washington, D. C.. June 1.—The Senate made good progress on the bill to-day. advancing to the im ] ■ ' metal schedule. During the •; .• paragraphs covering marble and : < hina. glass, brick and tiles were . mpleted with a few minor exceptions! Vest and Jones, of Arkansas! in behalf of the minority of the finance committee, proposed numerous amend ment.-' which were defeated by majori ties of eight to fourteen. The -votes were on party lines in the main. Al though Messrs. Rawlins and White. Democrats, voted with the Repub.icaos • to increase the rate on onyx, and Mi. McEnery. Democrat, voted with the Republicans against Mr. Jones’ propo sition for a reduction of the rates on I china. The Senator from South Carolina. John L. McLaurin. who succeeded the late Senator Earle, was sworn in at t he opening of the session to-day. 1 his establishes the personnel of the Senate as it will remain for some time, viz: Republicans, 43; Democrats. 34; Popu lists, 7: Silver Republicans. 5; vacancy, 1 (Oregon); total. 90. 1UG FIRE AT CALDWELL. ' Incendiaries Suspected of starting a Dlarc Th:tt rroTetl Uiwstrous. I Special to th» Register Caldwell. Ohio. Juno 1.—For the ser ond time within the past thirty days this city has had a disastrous fire. At 1 JO o’clock this afternoon flames were discovered issuing from L. C. Curtis' livery stable, and in less than two hours one whole square was laid in ruins. The fire originated in the busi ness part of the city and entails a loss of fully $50,000, with insurance for only half of that amount. The Grand hotel, p p Yoho’s dry goods store. Curtis' livery stable, and three saloons were | consumed. Incendiarism is suspected. OlTlHS WHEEL. An Ohio Murderer Adopts the Method of Escaping Rapidly Becoming Popular. VkPARVIU.K. <>.. June t. - Dan Smith, a farm.r living mar here, tiled to-day from a pistol shot wound inflicted by Janus Young, of Dayton. Noting is a bieyele rider and * -oapel on his wheel. Sniiih wa- sitot b* cause he took ^oung to task about sp a king ill of women. A PORTRAIT OF ALTGBLD. Springfield, ltl.. June 1.—The Senate to-day passed the House bill appro priatirg $1,000 for the painting of a portrait of ex-Governor Altgeld. Governor Budd Refuses to Interfere in the Matter. Finds No New Evidence That Leads to the Belief That the Trial Was Not Fair and the Jury’s Verdict Just—Made a Careful Examina ' tion of All Evidence, and Dis covered Convincing- Testimony Against Durrant, Not Brought Out at the Trial. Sacramento, Cal., June 1.—In pass ing upon the application of Theodore Durrant, convicted of the murder of Blanche Dumont, for executive clem ency. Governor Budd said: "I have carefully considered the evidence pro duced at Dun-ant s trial. 1 have inter viewed thi‘ witnesses and inquired into their characters and credibility; 1 have ; heart all statements made or offered 1 by his attorneys and other persons who might be likely to inform me in this | matter. ! "A careful and thorough investiga , tion into the evidence in this case and ; the facts and circumstances attending ; it. have convinced me that it is not , the proper case for my interference. “No new evidence has been produced tending to show the innocence of Dur rant or creating a doubt as to bis guilt. 1 feel satisfied that his trial when lie was found guilty by a jury was fair and surrounded and attended by all proper legal safeguards and guarantees. ; ‘After conference with the witnesses j i am convinced of their honesty and i credibility, and from an examination . i of the evidence, I feci that it was : in itself sufficient in character and ex 1 tent to have justified the verdict and the judgment passed upon it. while in tnv investigation 1 found othei mu ; terial corroborating circumstances, not j produced at the trial, which tended tur ther to support the verdict. "Under such circumstances, finding no irregularity in the trial of the case and that the evidence justified a ver dict of guilty. I cannot otherwise than j follow the Supreme Court and permit the verdict of the jury and the jiulg j nient of the lower court to stand." DURRANT WEPT. 1 The Sun Francisco Murderer Broke Down tt hen Mis Mother failed. Pan Francisco, June 1.—’1 he mani ire dent of the Durrant tragedy yes terday was a visit paid him by his ; | mother, who informed him of the Cov | ernor's refusal to interfere with the sentence. Durrant lost his self-con trol entirely and wept like a little | child. He was removed from his cell i yesterday and placed in the chamber , of death, as it is called, where he will remain until the end. Announcement that Mrs. Durrant would attend the execution has excited an extraordinary amount of comment. She still main tains her determination to he near her son when the final moment arrives. Tealousy ; C.iused Samuel A. Jervis to Murder | Mrs. Bertha Johnson, and Commit ! Suicide. New Orleans. La.. June 1.—Samuel A. Jervis, a switchman. 44 years old, stabbed to death Mrs. Bertha John s „ iff, .i 30 3 ears, this morning. J< r vis then inflicted wounds in his stom- j ach and cut out his entrails. Ho will j die. Jervis was jealous of the woman J and the killing was brought about by | the declaration of the woman that she j intended to quit Jervis and li\e else where. —-o A *IX I'fcKN-TO-ONK Al t AIK. (,«>!<l ItuicH Neither 1’opulur Nor Numerous in Kentucky. Frankfort. Ky.. June 1.—Delegates, candidates. Congressmen and politi cians are here to-night for to-morrow s silver Democratic convention. 1 o night's crowd and expressions all show that this is to be a strictly 16 to 1 Hryan affair, with scarcely a gold tnan among the whole 1.100 delegates. It is a foregone conclusion that a plat form reaffirming the Chicago platform and lauding William Jennings Bryan will he put through with a whoop. SPECIAL AMBASSADOR TO SAIL. New York. June 1 — Among the pas sengers hooked to sail on the liner Majestic to-morrow from this port is Whitolaw Reid, the special ambassador to represent the United States at the Queen’s jubilee. He will he accom panied by Mrs. Reid. Miss Jean Redd and Ogden Mills Reid. Among other passengers booked to s.'il on the Majestic are Bishop Duane, of Albany. X. Y.. and Mr. and Mrs. M. 11. De Young, of San Fra.cisco. may stretch hemp. OWENSBORO. Ky.. June 1.—Hon. John r cob >n. R. publican nominee for county iii.lk; of Bill county. brother of Congress man p. Colson. Eleventh Kentucky district, was ehot and killed by John Pu san. saloonkeeper, about ' o’clock to night. Paean .ltd. but was c.tp.ured af ter a skirmish. Excitement runs high and ir. all prob ability Dugan will stretch hemp before morning. Reads Almost Like a Story from the Industrial History of 1892. Iron Masters at Pittsburg Make a Cut of Ten Per Cent, in the Wages of All Their Men Not Under the Amalgamated Association Agreement, and are Prepared to Fight Against Next Year's! fc’cale, to be Presented in a Few Days—Furnac. men in the Ohio Districts Preparing for a Big Strike July 1-Labor Troubles Elsewhere. Pittsburg, June 1.—A ten per cent cut in wages, affecting all men not under the Amalgamated scale, was or dered at Jones & Laughlins's American Iron Works to-day. As a result the open hearth workers and some other employes, in all about 200, refuse* to go to work last night. The firm employs nearly 3,000 men. The strike will probably cause a shut down of the entire plant. This morn ing the strikers gathered about the gates of the mill and gave three cheers. This was evidently a signal, for instant ly all the at work except the ton nage or Amalgamated men, threw down their tools and walked out of the mill. At noon 5»>0 men. were on a strike. The night turn men say they will not go on duty unless the matter is ad justed, and this will cause a general suspension its the tonnage men cannot work without the laborers. The stories of the number of men who quit work is conflicting. At the South Side office, a superintendent thought that about 250 men had quit work, but these had not crippled the plant. The workmen claim that be tween 400 and 500 have refused to work for the reduction. The. superin tendent said he would rather have the old employes resume, but if they do nut new men will he employed to take their places. About 2,000 men are af fected by the cut. The present reduction is significant, inasmuch as the Amalgamated scale] comes up for consideration this month, j The present scale expires July 1. If j Jones £ Laugh I ins refuse to sign the | Amalgamated scale there is no telling j where the trouble will end. \V. L. King, of the firm, was asked to-day if the reduction did not indi rate that the new Amalgamated scale would he rejected when it comes up for c msideration and that the firm will demand a reduction on the present wages. lie said: “That is the as sumption.” Mr. King said: “We have been hop- | ing since last fall that we would not ! he compelled to make a reduction, but j prices have had a downward tendency, and we put it off as long as we could, hoping business might improve. *'\Ye must either operate our plant at these prices or close down. Thous ands of mechanics and laborers apply every week for work, and it will be no troblo to get men. Our orders have . largely been from hand to mouth, and it has been difficult to get orders to keep the men at work.” ANOTHER IMG FAILURE. New York IJrokors Make an Assignment, j Capitalized at 8300.000. New York. June 1.—Griswold & Gil- j let. bankers and brokers, have made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors to William K. Tufts. Ihe firm is composed of Wayne Griswold and Jerome l>. Gillet The capital of the concern was from $200,000 to $300, 000. A GENERAL STRIKE JULY I. Pittsburg. Pa.. June 1.—The Com mercial Gazette will say to-morrow: The furnacemen throughout the She nango and Mahoning valleys contem plate a general strike about July 1 for increased wages. The men have no or ganization as yet. The plan for the strike, which will include 10.000 men. it to wait until the woather gets at summer heat, when it will be impossible for new men to do this class of work, and It is believed the furnar ' operators will capitulate. The present wages of furnace men vary from $1.50 to $2 per day. WANT TO CUT WAGES. Reading. Pa.. June 1.—Over 4<i0 men in different parts of the Reading Iron Works stopped work to-day because of a reduction in wages, of puddlers fiom $2.70 to $2.40 per ton. about 10 per cent. A previous reduction took effect March 1st. ANOTHER BANK CLOSED. Omaha, Neb.. June L—A special to the Bee from Lincoln. Neb., says the Merchants’ Bank closed its doors at noon. The hank had a capital of $30. 000. WILL NOT"STRIKE COl CMB1 S. O.. J I T1 re seen no chance that the ‘»hio coal miners will join in any general strike which may be called, since th* conf.nnre 1* id hen to day Iiy Pr. s! i. nt P irns and Secretary 1. wis. re that the Pitt men will he 1, f. J tight their own battle. NEITHER GAINED ADVANTAGE. Denver. Colo.. June 1.—The coal mines at Baldwin, Colo., resumed operations to-dayT”giving employment to a large number of miners. The dif ferences between the company and the miners, who have been on strike for some time, have been adjusted by the State Board of Arbitration created by the last General Assembly. Neither side gained any advantage by us de cision's. AMONG THE POSTMASTERS. Washington. D. C., June 1.—The fol lowing West Virginia postmasters were J appointed to-day: W. G. Jones, at Bethany, Brooke county; Wm. Young, at Carlos, Roane county; A. S. Hansford, at Cascade, Doddridge county; G. D. Evans, at Clifton Mills, Preston county; Marcus i Morgan, at Fcrksburg. Marion county; W. J. Kerns, Sr., at Grangeville, Mar ion county; E. E. Thomas, at Little j Sewell Mountain, Greenbrier county; L. O. Tulles, at Long Reach, Tyler county; A. B. Clark, at Lynn Camp. Marshall county; Isaac Smith, at Lyt ton. Pleasants county; J. A. Riffee, at McGee, Taylor county; I. 11. Bee, at Mattie, Roane county; J. N. Cottrille, at Quiet Dell. Harrison county; Adol phus Livingston, at Veranda, Mason county; W. W. Wells, at Vienna, Wood county; Preston Vance, at Willowton, Mercer county. A Vigorous Protest from Democrats Against Reed and His Methods ot Doing Business. Washington, June 1.—There was a lively session of the House to-day at which the policy of Speaker Reed and the Republican majority were made again the subjeet of attacks by mem bers of the minority. Mr. Richardson (Dem., Tenn.) and Mr. Simgpson (Pop., Kansas.) led the onslaught for the minority. The majority position was ably defended by Mr. Henderson (Rep., Iowa.) and Grosvenor (Rep.. Ohio). Mr. Richardson made an attack on the Speaker of the House and protest ed vigorously against the present meth od of doing business. “Here we are,” he said, “with our hands tied, with no committees, none of the conveniences or the necessities of the legislation; nothing except the committee on rules, which dictates what we shall do and shall not do. The House never was in such a dilapidated and disorganized condition for such a length of time." Mr. Simpson (Pop., Kansas.) remark ed upon the spectacle presented by tho House, “because of the refusal of the Speaker to obey the rules and appoint the committees. “We must come, lte continued, “to the committee on rules as supplicants.” Continuing Mr. Simpson said: “Over 3,500 hills have been introduced at this session. 1.106 were for the relief of the old soldiers. The Republicans,” he said, “claim to be the especial guar dians of the old soldier. Why don t they consider these measures ! hen there is the bankruptcy bill, for the passage of which there is a gieat de mand throughout the country.” "Is there any greater demand now than there was in the last Congress " interrupted Mr. W. A. Stone (Rep., Pa.) “There is,” retorted Mr. Simpson, “because the prosperity you promised has not materialized and the people now seek the relief you promised the tariff hill would give them through the bankruptcy courts.” (Laughter.) Mr. Terry (Hem.. Ark..) contributed some brief remarks to the debate in which he described the majority as having lain down and been "bucked an i gagged" by the Speaker. Mr. Henderson then came forward with a rather elaborate defense of the Speaker and the course of the majority generally. A RACE WAR In Arkansas. Which Has Already Re sulted in Several Deaths and Nu merous Injuries. ATKINS. Ark.. June !.-A terrible rac* %vr is in progress in I>*- township, five mil. > south of Atkins, in which two or throe nun have already bet-on kill'd or f rally wounded, and the community is in a state of great excitement, with a mor S' rioiis outbreak liable to occur at an> moment. The killed or fatally injured so r.ir as can at present be ascertained ar>-. Will Gaylord, colon d. whipped to death by a mob of whits. Jesse Nickells. terribly cut with knives by negroes; will probably di-. White man. name unknown, fatally shot by gang of negroes. Kt ason Kdggc. white, shot by deputy constabl<-; extent of injuri.- not known. < "onstable G. K. Kdggr. badly cut. The trouble began Sunday night when a gang of three or four negroes attacked two white men, J- Nickvll- and J. I.. Hudges, with kniv-s arid pistols. I lie Weather. Vr. (’. Schnepf. the Opera House drtiggist, made the following observa tions of the weather yesterday: 7 a. m., 53; ft a. m., 59: 12 m.. 71; 3 p. in.. 71; 7 p. nr. <>7. Weather fair. WASHINGTON. D. June l.-For \y,.» Virginia—Fair, followed by showers Wednesday afternoon; slightly warmer; southeasterly winds. For w. .tern Pennsylvania—Generally :a.r, slightly warmer, easterly wthd*. Five Little Children Burned to Death In Their Home, They Had Been Left Alone by Their Parents, in Charge of an Older Sister—While All Were in Bed, the Home Was Set on Fire, and None Escaped but the Older Sister and a Baby, Whom She Carried Out—Feared the Father Will Lose His Mind—The Com munity Ready to Lynch the In cendiary If Caught. Special to the Register. Williamson, W. Ya.. June 1.—Two miles from Keyston. McDowell county, this State, a whole community was shocked by the atrocious work of au incendiary last night. About ten o’clock neighbors discov ered that the house of J. H. White was on fire, and before help arrived it was burned to the ground. Five children were burned to death in the blazing building; four boys, of four, six, ten and twelve years respect ively, and a little girl of six. The parents were away from home and the children were left In charge of an elder daughter, who, with heroic effort and serious injuries to herself rescued one little girl from the flames. When they learned of their terrible loss, the parents were wild with grief, and it Is feared the reason of the father will be dethroned. Intense excitement prevails, and if the fire fiend is caught he will be summarily dealt with. verFserious. An United Sta*es Inspector Knocked Down. Beaten and Driven OIF By Filibusters. Washington. June 1.—The Secretary of the Treasury has received a tele gram from Special Inspector Hamp ton at Fort Landerdale, Fla., stating that he boarded the steamer Biscayne, off New River Inlet, at 5 o'clock yester day morning while she was transferring arms, ammunition and coal to the Dauntless, and that he was knocked down, disarmed and driven off. This telegram was referred to the Attorney General for such action as the gravity of the occurrence may warrant. This is the only information yet re ceived at. the Treasury Department in corroboration of the report telegraph ed last night from Fort Landerdale detailing the assault and the subse quent captue of the Dauntless by the cruiser Marblehead. The department officials say they have no doubt that the Dauntless had just returned from a successful landing in Cuba of muni tions of war, and her capture is re garded as highly important. The per sons who maltreated Inspector Hamil ton while in the discharge of his duty as an I'nited States officer, it is stated, will be rigorously prosecuted. Key West. Fla., June 1.—The Uni ted States cruiser Marblehead, which left here under sealed orders Sunday morning, returned at noon to-day with the tug Dauntless, charged with fili bustering. A lieutenant of the Mar blehead had been placed aboard the Dauntless. Upon arriving the tug was turned over to the customs ofli* ers. About 25 Cubans were found on tho Dauntless, including Charles S'.l\a, ( ol. Numez and .1. E. Cartaya. No com munication with the boat is allowed. Very 1 itLle ammunition was found aboard the Dauntless and only two rifles, and report has it that the crew' threw' the remainder of the cargo over board. The tug gave the cruiser a lively chase down the east coast of Florida before it was overhauled. Spanish Consul Fernandez had his face slapped by J. M. Covin and a crowd of Cubans attempted to throw him overboard from the wharf, hut they were not successful. \Y \NT i HE old> DUTY RESrORED Pittsburg. Pa.. June 1.—President Simon Burns, of the Window (Bass Workers’ Association, forwarded to Senator Quay the largest petition ever sent out by that organization. It. urges the Senate to restore the duties on window glass to the rates fixed by the Pingley bill and passed in tie* House. Every window glass worker in the country has signed the petition, and it also contains the names of many men who aro not members, but who arc dependent upon the glass factories for employment. FOR I'. S. TREASURER. Washington. 1). C.t June 1. It is un derstood that the President has fully decided upon Ellis II. Roberts, of New York, for United States Treasurer, and that his nomination will be sent, to the Senate in a day or two. Mr. Roberta at one time was Assistant Treasurer of the United States, at New ^oru. CHARI.ES H. ANDREWS DEAD. Boston. June 1.—Charles H. Andrews, one of the proprietors of the Boston, lh rald. died at his home to-day. Mr. Andrews was born in Boston in 1834 and had been connected with the Herald with the exception of a few year® »ince 1857.