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i 'established'august 24,1852. wheeling, w. ya., monday, march 23, i89t>. volume xliy-number ibl I WAGE ENDED. Tlio Trip of tho Committee on Rivers and Harbors WINDS UP AT PARKERSBQRG in a Vrilliant Entertainment at (the Hotel Jacksou. A LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT To Welcome the DUtlujftiHhed Conpres.tonal VUllors-The Oil FUlda Viewed. The Most Important Featnre of thrOe cation the Coming Toother of the Com* utlllw, the ll?pr*?entatlre4 ofltiver improrement and the United Mutes Engineer*?The Xw Work ttxmt the Commitire will Favor will Involve an Exp?ndlure of 945,000.000 ? Intelligencer'* Special Edition Complimented, Special Diipatch to the Intelligencer. FARKERSBURQ. W. Va.. March 22. ?The congressional voyage or dlscov* try ended hero this evening in all the enthusiasm that a placid Sunday afternoon would permit when the Virginia neared the wharf Parkersburg was out In force, but under the dresses of a blooming Sabbath decorum. Carries were in waiting to take the party to the Jackson, Parkersburg's beautiful new hotel. Tho invitation had been extended on tho boat by Councilman Slmms Powell, who tria ic remarkably well. Parkersburg woa reached at 5:30 and the visitors left at 6:50. hating had time to enjoy a dinner that did Parkeraburg credit. The trip from Wheeling down was a repetition of the enthusiasm of tho earlier stages, except that there was no Mowing of factor}' whistles. The boats, I however, made up for the factories, for they shrieked as though they would burst their iron lungs. A short stop was made at Sistersvllle to let off some of the good people of that place. Here ? Wnr* the wharf was crowded: the f brass band played; men and boys roosted In the oil derricks to keep out of the cruiih. At Marietta the party landed to be driven over the town. It won a general reprrt that the Marietta orchestra had to po ashore here. It had contributed preatly to the pleasure of the trip from Wheeling. . Oil Field Open* Tbrf The visitors found in the great SJstcrsvllle oil field one of the most interesting sights aiong the river, new to moat of them and attractive to all. One of them was surprised to hear that u.n oil well isn't big enough for a man t?i fall down. The dinner on the Virginia was in effect another banquet, nithntmh It did not go by that name. Th* most Important feature or the whole* trip wu the Informal coming together of the rivers and harbdrs committee, the United States toflneem and the representative# of the river Improvement. The whole subject was pone ov6r with two results. First, that It will not be necessary to appear before the committee In Washington. S<?cond, that the Ohio VaJlejr may rely with confidence on the most'liberal action consistent with the eaglneeerlng requirements and the funds available, and this la all that could be asked. This much Chairman Hooker, speaking for the committee, promised, at the same time expressing regret that It is odt possible to do more. He declared without reserve that the committee was convinced of the lm?wT ?Va rthlft nnd tho ftlBtlce Of the demand for a thorough and systematic improvement. Co mm It I rf Con ! now). The committee It otmvfnced that this neglected natural highway has not had fair play. IThe desire now Is to begin in earnest ao that the Ohio may. take in the consideration of future congresses the position It deserves. Colonel Sttokney. until recently In charge of the Ohio, went carefully over the work which the englnseers have In contemplation. They would slackwater the stream to the mouth of the Muskingum. a distance of 171 miles from Pittsburgh This would require twenty-two locks and movable dams, estimated at a coat of 116.000,000. One of these dams wouM be at a point below Wheeling, probably at Jim's Run. From the mouth of the Muskingum to Cairo, about S00 mile*, there would be open river improvement at ft cost of ftbout 1*000,000, approximately $25,000,000 In all. Tho committee did not seem to think this ft treat sum for a river having the present tonnage aud future possibilities at the Ohio. The Rl|ht Jinn, Major Huer, (he engineer now In charge, impressed all who heard him aa the right man In the right place. He haa Just had eight years' experience In very Important work on the | I'adflc coast and comes to the Ohio I valley with enthusiasm for his work. He said that if Congress would provide the money he would push the work *-j that the present generation might < realize on tho Investment. He would push ahead on ten dams as easily as one If he had the necessary force. Ho . Impressed the committee with the merit ? of the continuing contract system, which lays out the work on a busings basis and continues th* appropriation from Congress to Congress as money that must come until the work is complete. Karrif of Ulft Itlrtr, The probability Is that the committer will recommend as a starting point .1 complete survey of the river In order tn have exiirt data upon which to proJ?ct In detail the whole scheme. If this MO oni<T?*q tnt! BOVUHIir* Ul uir .111provement will feel that th? IIri?t round in th?? nr?*at content ha* boon won. Th?? lam words of the visitor* were In high npprerlatlon of th* cordiality of thf? r*c*ptlon, and of the oarnwtm-VH of th?? peopU- of <h* Ohio valley in behalf of the Improvement of their great bJ*hway. Th* rommentj* on the beauty and pcope of Wheeling;^ hoapltatlty were Kenorotia in tln? extreme. The Pittsburgh frlendn declared It to be by long odd* tfit* fincjt nodal feature of the whole affair. The men of ihe party >*nld that they had not seen anywhere *o large a proportion i>t beautiful worn?u C. H. 11. Vnt#1ll?mrrr l'?mpllm?n^ Pr^lAl r>1*patrh to tho InttlllgOdMr WASHINGTON, }). r? March 22.? Mr. John T. Jfarrl*. Ronator Elklna' i-rfvat# fi-rr*.lary, la In PArkcraburg. went th*r* *'> nnr.\nt fu tlnj? the >nrrr4?ionnl 'lelpyMlion upon II* nr'.vai imrt will return to-morrow, Th?? lrit?'JMkrnr*?r'r! hnn<lnom?? npcelnl edition or ytgU'rdny In receiving the com* Pffm?nt? oi ta*oy 4?Jf|cM?d tV*?t VJr? ft '"'lift / i A* fiemiJniSiSSi3aS& IN CONGRESS. Cuban HtioluUoni In tile Iknatr-No Programme Air (he Hon**. WASHINGTON, D. C.,March *2.-Tho outlook us to the proceedings in the senate for the present week li not very clear. Nothing ls-fbertaln except that Senator Sherman and others of the suportcrs of tho Cuban resolutions will attempt to force them to a finality. "Whether they will succeed In this will depend upon various considerations,the xnost Important of which Is the question as to whethcrftho legislative, executive and Judicial appropriation bill shall be pressed In advance of the Cuban debate by the committee on appropriations. Ser.utor Cullom. who Is a member of both the committee on appropriations nnd tho committee on fnrciirn relations. and who will have charge of the legislative bill In the senate, hud not decided definitely what his course would be when spoken to upon the question, but Indicated that the appropriation bill could not bo delayed for a great length of time on account of any other matter. Senator Hale, who l? leading the opposition to the conference report on the Cuban resolutions. Is the second member of the committee on appropriations of the Cuban discussion by the appropriation bill. It Is confidently expected that the legislative bill will be disposed of during the week, so ns to have It oul of the way for tho postofllec bill, which Is to be the next appropriation bill reported. There probably will be two or three days of debate upon this bllL Senator Sherman hopes to be able to continue the consideration of the Cuban question until It shall be concluded. He says he thinks It can be disposed of by ; Tuesday, and that he probably will on I Monday ask th?- sonato to sit at night 1 until the vote can be reached. Senator I Hale says, however, that h6 does not i fear night sessions and that he has no purpose of prolonging the debate for . th? tmrtmsp of delay. Among those who still desire to speak are Senators White. Vilas. Palmer, Piatt and Turple. Senator Mills may also be heard on the I pro-Cuban side of the question. i No definite programme baa been ar- ! ranged for the house this week. The naval appropriation bill, which Is the t next supply bill to be taken up. has not j yet been reported to the house and until ' It In that bady will drift along occupying? its belief with such minor mat- I ters as may be called up by the committees. It Is thought, however, that the naval bill will be reported by Wednesday or Thursday at the farthest. The i public lands committee has several ml- | nor bills which can be called up. as have also the Judiciary, foreign affairs and banking and cumncy. The most Important of the latter Is tho bill permitting national banks to take out clrcula * - !? ? iholp humlt. lion up iu iuc i???? ??%?Mt ?. To-morrow, under the rule, Is District of Columbia day. BliAT THE WORLD. The ?\r llattlc*lit]i SUatachnMtU Compllmrntdt hyn Knaatan Admiral, PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 22.? The United 8t*t s battleship Mmwchusetts, which left Cramps' ship yard last Tuesday for her builders' trial tflp, returned to her dock to-day. The results were even better than those accomplished with the Indiana, two years ago. That ship, on her builders' trial, only got up a speed of fifteen and sixtenths knots for a short time, whereas the Massachusetts sustained that speed over the ten-mile course and exceeded the speed of the Indiana under similar conditions by about one knot an hour. When the Indiana was tried the weather was perfect, but the Massachusetts contended against a northwest gale and acquitted herself beautifully. All oa board are enthusiastic and say the new ship will b? an even better gun platform than the Indiana. Rear Admiral Makeroff. commander of the Russian squadron on the Pacific coast and one of the most noted officer* in the czar's navy, who was a guest of the Cramps on the trip, expressed hltnself in terms of the highest praise of the Massachusetts' performance*. "Over In Russia." he said, "we are so aorustomed to thinking that Amerlo&n newspapers ore often given to exaggeration that I concluded to see for myself Just what the new battleship would do. She performed Splendidly indeed. A speed of 15.6 knots under adverse winds, nnd with her engines, steering gear, nk?y?)n?tlw nunr T pnnililap vnrv complimentary to her builders." "How did the MaMnchunett* Improve you as to her <jua!ltle? other than those of speed?" "Very well indeed. The Massachusetts will be a groat addition to your navy." Admiral Makeroff la on hit I way to St. Petersburg- on a leave of ab1 acnc*. Previous to taking command of the Pacific squadron he wan chief officer | of the Mediterranean squadron. XOBTON WILL 8I0N The Ratnr? l.lqnor lltll tvlth Nome Mod. Iflcatlnna flagKrilMl. | NBW YORK. March M.?"Governor Morton will sign the llyuor tax bill In the morning, and with ft a memorandum suggesting, but not detailing modification*," said Speaker Hamilton Fish in the lobby of the Murray Hill hotel today. "Will (hero bo anything In the suggestions that will tend towards granting (t special ale and beer license 05 reducing the fees?" wan asked. "I think not. The msssugo will bo general In tone and will simply leave to the discretion of the legislature thu amending of the new law In a very few particulars. Senator Italnea, who Is hero, says: "The govern/* will sign the bill to-morrow. IJc may give his views on certain portion^ of it. but he will not in any way Issu* orders for legislation. He will trust to the Judgment of the legislature." OrgNiilxttig for Qmnf. PHILADELPHIA, I A., Marcn party I* being orgnnlz??d In this city to art a* an curort to th? Fennnylvanln delegation member* <?f the Pennsylvania dcligntlon to Iho Hbpuhllcan national convention ftt St. Loul*. wlilrh v/111 eonxint of between 300 and <W active lleptibllran* who fnvnr the nomlnntloit of 8*naJ"r Quay for Tr^ldent. The narort will Include inrn from Allegheny. Luf?*rne? Lackawanna, Hlalr, Dauphin. Liincantt-r. Montgomery, Mu.k*. l/>banon. Schuylkill and <"Iwkt?*r eountlc* to the number of about ir.o, and at leant 200 will k?? fr"m thin city. The party will l?e rnnraholwl by Lieut fiovorwr WaJP-r Lyon. Th*y will not uniformed, but will wear Quay I.AdKe* find rxpeot to muk- m verRl parade* in tno convention city, headed by 11 liriiKM bum!. OTyttrrlnn* l?linjip*anm?. CATI.KTTflnirnO. Ky.. Murell 22.?O. >1. \Vttt>'n, . x-muyor, ox-pollco Juutra Hint rlrtlrril hnnk-r. h.l? l>i"'n raf ullijt Blnw Mrtrch H. Tho rtvnr nml i r?-?"k linv? ln'??n drnwd In vain anu Inqulrlrn f?nt ?o all j.urt# of Ihc rount.-y, i.hi no Ira<r of Iho w?'?ilthx "inn cum iw* found. i*? prmnlniMifly ?">?. JiTO. and no OXPCD*" Ih l??'lnK fpnrtd * ?olvi? iho m??icry of? hi* dlnauDt'Amncr for which ?>? cntiia? - an ih? He ha'j about $5,000 uii hlu person wUcii lut accn horn. . 1 ARE DEMANDING IT. Business Men All Over the Country Arc Eurncstly Asking FOR IMMEDIATE RE-ENACTMENT j Of the Reciprocity Lnws of the AIcKinley Measure WHICH BROUGHT PROSPERITY ! To th?v"Canntrj*?I>ttrra From All Orer the Country Demonstrate (lie Fact tJmt Reciprocal TrtaUiuut In the Matter of j Tariff la the Owe Thing that will Rertre UuitnrM?A Plain Statement from the President of the National Association of Man atkcturcrs?Figures that Don't Lie. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 21- ! Letters from persona interested in tho 1 re-enactment of reciprocity laws continue to be received by the aub-commlttce of tho ways and means committee on reciprocity and commercial treaties. A communication from the , National Association of Manufactur- ( ers, signed by Its president, Theodore j C. Search, of Philudelhlo, Is considered by the nub-committee one of the most Important that has yet come to hand, t Speaking for the Interests represented ( by thin association, Mr. Search says he t desires lo present arguments bearing upon the advantage# of reciprocity as a general principle In International trade. i "My view of the matter, he says, "Is taken from a purely business stand- I point, without regard to any political considerations, for there is probably no ] feature of our tariff system, past or i that ham i-nmi> ho near ax reel- I proclty to being a purely business mat- ] ter. This fact may be attributed to i the enthusiastic support which the principle* of reciprocity have received from men of widely differing political i views." f He refers to 'what he regards* were the benefits derived from the act 6f and saya that It requires but a glance at the condition* under which tho trestle* of commercial reciprocity were negotiated to reveal how much i wan gained by this country and how ) little was given in return. The vary- | Ing effects of trade with Brazil under ] the treaty an^ after its repeal are cited i "ft In in our dealing* with Cuba. I however." says President Search, "that the benefits of reciprocity have been I most strikingly shown, Sugar, which ] formed th? largest Item In our Imports from Cuba, wan placed upon the free list conditional upon the reasonable treatment of American products In those countries from which sugar was imported Into the United States. Under . normal trade conditions Cuba would f have looked to the United States for ' her supply of breadstuffs, etc.. but In i order to control the trade of her West India colonies. Spain Imposed a duty of n??arly |6 W per barrel upon American Hour. Under the reciprocity treaty < which Secretary Blaine ne?ft?ttated with Spain the duty on flour was reduced to $1 per 220 pounds; large reductions were made in the duties on other breadstuffs; the duties on fifteen leading 1 COjnniTOIIIn n we iruuvru uuc-mbh ?>.u about forty Items were added to the ( free list." "Under three years of reciprocity, It is stated, our trade with Cuba reached ! the highest point ever touched, showing an increase of JS,000.000 In exports and . 114,000,000 In Imports. Upon the passage of the customs law of 1894 which com- 1 polled the abrogation of this treaty I Spain Immediately retaliated by Increasing the duty on flour to U 75 per 220 tt>?, which caused a great falling off In our exports of that article. Particular KmphnaU* "T wish to give particular emphasis to tho Importance of our relations with Cuba under the reciprocity treaty." President Search says.' because that Island l? our nearest and best customer to tho southward. With the advantages 1 enjoyed under reciprocity the United 8tatea was assured the practical control of the Cuban trade." J President Search argues that reciprocity commends Itself as asound and Judicial business principle: that It should be considered upon a.stnciiy non-pmtlsan political hauls; that practical application demonstrated the ability of ( reciprocity treaties to ext*nd and enlarge our foreign trad.' under excecdIngly favorable conditions; that they rendered valuable service In effecting more cordial relations between the United States and other nations; that re- , Clproelty treaties, particularly with I,atln American countries, are necesuarilv ns a matter of self-protection. for treaties of this character are being or ; have been negotiated between European governments and the South Amor lean countries. "In nenair or me enurnv?us Industrial Interests represented by thin association tho Jotter 1 concludes: "I desire to urge with nil possible emphasis the necessity for njch treaty relations with foreign notions aa shall ensure the utmost pvsslble favor to American products In th" markets of tho world." Other replies favoring reciprocity have been received from various sections of the country, the west being well represented. Replies favomble to reciprocity were also received from person* Interested In manufacturing carpets, flour, drugs, street cars, engines, iron, steam generators, llnsrcd oil, inatressea, silk, hnrvosters. trlcycles.etr. The Cleveland, Ohio, chamber of commerce, Sioux City Commercial Association, Milwaukee Chamber <?f Commerce and other commercial bodies replied In favor of reciprocity, NEW YORK RKPUBLIC'AKft. Pi#p?rollout for th?* Cnmliig State Cme NEW YORK, March 22.-Polltlcions from all parts of the state are gather* Iiik In this city to attend the RepubllI cun Ptate convention, which convenes at the Grand Central Palace Tuenday. A number of thn loader* were busy to. lay nrrunglng the preliminaries of iht? convention. nirtl It. In not probable thnt their plan* will !?< disturbed. The convontlon will bo en Hod to order by Chnlrman odeil, of the Republican stato committee. Il?- will pronounce ns the temporary chairman flmator CorneIli'M Parsons. ??f Rochester. A McKlnb-y mn?.< meeting him bwn arranged tor to-morrow night, and It 1b understood thut theft* Is n movement on foot to turn tho last session of the convention Into a, mil** meeting In honor of Governor's Morton's presidential candldnr y. rt is announced to-night that fhe delegates et br?:e will probably he Thomas C. Piatt, t'hnuncey M. He pew. Warner Miller and KdW/ird Lautor* bi'rh. The alternates arc to In* Hamilton null. Charles W. JiarUeii, James ,\. Roberts imd I). C. H.ilxock. Tim (aft gentleman Is from' Monroe county, and his place rimy be taken by George W. Aldrldgv, oC thai cits-. t IN THE OIL FIELDS. " Vrw mud Important Well* Coining 1,1 Several Due thla \Verk-I*to \rtvn from thp .Southwest. Special Dispatch to tho IqtclUgonccr. SISTEUSVILLE, W. Vo., March 23.? DurlnK the coming week tho developments In the Ploosants county oil fleld, will attract considerable attention, especially those on Whiskey run. at a point soino ton xnllos back from St. Mary's, where a number of wells will be due to reach the pdy during tho coming week. 23arnsdoll and Mallory's well on the Hamilton /arm will bo the first of these wells to reach the sand and It Is expected to drill In to-morrow or' tho next day. This well Is located north of the Stricicier Oil Company's well on tho Strlckler farm, which came In a small producer from the "Big Injun" sand, making at the time It was drilled In, in the neighborhood at twelve barrels a Jay. However, since that time it has fallen off and at present is doing about two and a half inches, or ten barrels a day. The Strlckler Oil Company lias also made a location for its No. 2 on this furin and expects, with good luck, to bo able to commence spudding tho latter part of next week. This well will be located about 100 feet west of No, L Tbe Union Oil Company has made a location on the MoKosh farm and is building a rig, which will be located about 200 feet west on the Strlckler Oil Company's No. 2, on the Strlckler farm. Much depends upon tbe showing made by the wells now being drllled.and thoso that will bo drilled in this territory ivithln the coming six weeks; as but little drilling previous to this has been lone In It, and each well may be considered as a test. The well being drilled on the M. H. Vlrden farm reached the top of the sand last night and should reach the pay sometime to-day. Nothing, however, has been heard from the Well up to a late hour this evening. The Carter Oil Company's well on the Stoneking farm which struck a strong How of gas In the Keener sand Priduy ivenlng, is expected to reach the. pay n the "Big Injun" to-morrow. TWs is x very Important test wen ana nim own watched with much Interest for the past few day*, and, as before stated, the strong: gas pressure belng struck in the Keener Is considered a favorable Indication, as it Is in keeping with the results obtained at this depth In the Kyle wells. The next well In the Indian creek territory to claim attention after the Carter Oil Company's well on the Stoneklng farm, will be Guffy & Company's So. I on the Pitts farm, which is drilling at 1,300 feet. During the twenty-four hour* ending at 7 o'clock this mornlng.the Devonian Oil Company's No. 1 Kyle made 600 barrels. The same company's No. 1 on the Weekly farm, during the same period, made 3S0 barrels. Will OrlJI l>~per. The nhallow oil well at Armstrong's Mills (Belmont county. Ohio). Is not yielding oil as it did at first, but the projectors will go a little deeper. Over fifty barrels of oil flowed froiti the well - '?- "w* ilwn finil I H'licn 11 VB8 less liULlI (irv m. H?V|. only one foot in the Hand. WITH THE RAILROADS. c., L A XV?to Jlftlie M?r?j^unilvp Imliruvrmrittii?The H. A O. Una Another Krorxmilullon I'ommlttrr. A special meeting of the stockholders of the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railway Company will be held In Cleveland on April 10, to vote upon the mutation of authorizing the Issuance of tl.000,000 of general mortgage bonds to provide funds for the building of a second track, or loop, around the Medina hills, near Cleveland, (about nine miles In length), to relieve and shorten the main line and greatly reduce the grades for tho through lake business; to' build a branch one and one-half miles In length to the Bern stone quarries; vuriouH extensions* of siding* and coal branches; the purchase of additional equipment; improvement of car and machine shops; further needed Improvement* of the Lorain docks, ana machinery for transferring coal from cars to vessel*, etc. The circular announcing the meeting? states that since the present management assumed control In March. ISM, the entire surplus tarings, amounting to $600,000, have been spent for Improvements. The loan of $1,000,000 la already assured, a majority of the stock being1 pledged now. A second reorganisation committee for the Baltimore & Ohio llallroud Company has been formed, being composed entirely of Baltimore Interests and representing the large local interest*An tho securities, both bonds and stock. It is sold that there has already been deposited with the committee the securities liejd by the Johns Hopkins/University, some of the Garrett holdings, amounting to about 35,000 shares of stock, besides large holdings of bonds and securities held by many financial Institutions at Baltimore. The committee argues that as a majority | of the stock and a considerable ntnount of the bonds are held In Maryland, these securities ought to have representation In any committee formulating a r*organl*atlon of the property. It I* estimated that the Haitimore committee now controls 140.000,(H)0 of securities. Almost the entire lnpue of first and second preferred stocks In held In Baltimore, and It Is estimated that fully 110.000 share* out of 250.000 shares of common stock, In nddltlon to between $ir>.000.000 and $20,000,000 bonds, are also beld In Maryland. Alexander Shaw, who was chairman of the late finance committee of tho com- I pany. is cnalrnmn of the new commit- I tee, tho other members being C. Morton i Stewart, John QUI* John O. Harvey, T. IJdward Hambleton, J. L. McLane and D. Fahnestook. The main object I of the committee will bo to preveut foreclosure. TBS LENTEN DISCOURSE Oflllatiop Donnlmr Lnut livening?Other Chnrt l? I"W?. Last ov^nlwr Rlffhi Hev. RJshop Donahuo delivered another of his Lenten lectures, bis theme beln* In oonUnuatlon of the explanation of tho Hoty Kucharlst. All the service* of the day were ogsln well attended, but at the vespers, when the bishop presched. tho consxoaatlon packed tho Cnthodral to overflowing. W*hop Donahue closed hi.i labor* nt tho Rlsterovllle mission Paturday. when ho wan tendered ft testimonial In the form of n purse of $.100. Ho declined It. and asked that It bo linnd?'d over to Nov. Fafher O'Kunf in \*> k*pt as a nucleus for a fund to build n now rectory, or to Improve I he church. ||o promlftod tho oomcrcirntlon a rrsiijrnt pastor ns soon a* It was practicable to HHslKn one. and snld all tho ro ...I l... I.../I iiinrbn.l fnP WO* th.? U'lfl Will II IIV - nlnir of nouln. At 7 o'clock mium nt tho church of the fmmn< ufnf" Conception ywt Witty morning th?* momber* of tho now Mullen (Ilvlnlon of the A. 0. II. took com iminlon in a lwwly. F/rvt PnKhftfiimn Church, PrrnrhlnK and deVotlonil mrv|ci;ii will bo hH?l rvnry flvenln* during l?,|K w?M?k except Nntunlay. preparatory to the administration of tlio Loru? Hup per on next Sabbath. Tho Rev. D. M. Hkilllng. the popular and successful pastor of the Central church of Allegheny, Pa. Is to preach this evening; ulso on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The session will meet at the closo of each service for the purpose of receiving and welcoming applicants to tho membership of the church. It Is expected that there will bo a large attendance of the members of tho congregation and oltoctB ffom irvenlng to evening, and that the services will re nult In great blessing. Till- Floating Bfllwl. This evonlnit gospel meetings will open on tho "floating Bethel," which will bo moored nt the wharf. Services will be held every evening at 7:30 o'clock, ond also at 10:iW a. m., ?'30 and 7 p. m. on Sundays. Tho mooting* si* non-sectarian, am! the doctrine or nollne?i and divine healing are made promInert. The bout 1? said to be a very comfortable and comraodlom chapel. Nam " ! In Town. Rev. Sam Small, the famous revivalist, was In Wheeling yesterday, and assisted tho pastor In communion service at the Fourth street M. E. church. He went to Bellalre and gave an address In the afternoon. This evening he opens a series of union religious services at xutiruu d r erry. ' THE GRAND AMERICAN Co mm Off In New Vork WtdoflnUy. Home of Uio KiKrte*. NEW YORK. March 32,-Tho InterState Trap Shooters' Association's fourth annual Grand American handicap, which Is to bo shot off at Elkwood Park, N. J., next Wednesday and the following day. has attracted unusually large numbers of entries. This year the wing shots who are anxious to win the American "Blue Ribbon" for live pigeon shooting number ninety-two, which Is nrary 50 per cent more than I on any previous occasion. The handicaps will be made known to-morrow. The tournament will begin Tuesday , morning Pour events are on the programme for the opening day. vlx: ElkI wood Park Introductory. Branchport sweepstakes. Nltro Powder handicap and SDortsmen's handicap. It la un likely that the tournament will be con| eluded before Friday. Following are some of the entries: J. O. Messner, Pittsburgh. Pa.; RlchI anl Merrill, Milwaukee. Wis.: D. M. Porterfield, Chottanoojra. Tenn.; E. S. I Rice and W. L. Shepard. Chicago; Er! neat F. Thomas. Denver; Harry Vander*rlft. Pittsburgh. Pa.; W. W. Watson. Louisville, Ky.; Henry T. Brown, I Pittsburgh,'Pa.; John Bennett. Memphis. Tenn.; A. W. DuBroy, Dayton, Ky.; J. A. R. Elliott, Kansas City, Mo.; John A. Flick, Ravenna, Ohio; Fred Gilbert, Spirit Lake, Iowa; C. M. Hosietter, Pittsburgh. Pa.; R. O. Helkea, Dayton. Ohio; E. B. Harris, Macon, Ga.; A. H. and W. O. King. Pittsburgh, Pa.; Thomas W. Lnthnm. Cleveland, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Llndslcy, Cincinnati. HANDICAP BASE BALL .Malinger iMnrrnii, ni mr i innnnmiii Trlr? NumrlhluK Xcw. NEW ORLEANS. March 22.?The flrnt professional handicap base ball frame on record xva* played by Cincinnati and New Orleans to-day. Cincinnati putting out four of the New Orleans men each Inning to New Orleans putting out three of the visitors. The handicap was originated by Manager Bancroft, of the Reds, and made the game close and exciting: for six innings, when the hooie team changed pitchers and the visitors took to his . delivery and pourfded out runs enough to win the game. Cincinnati will play I the home team again next Sunday and | then start home, playing Montgomery, Birmingham and Nashville en route. Score: R. H. E. I Cincinnati ...2 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 *-10 1? 4 I New Orleans.0 21100015?7 10 4 Horn* run. McGlnnls. Two-base hit*. Gray. Pender. Phelan. Davis. Umpires. Clark and Fltegeraid. I (it ml Bull C'hantploushlp. CHICAGO. March 22.?Louis Keegan and WJIMam Carney, of thlft city, won tho hand ball championship of America and a purse of 1500 here to-day by easily defeating Phil Casey and James Dunne, the Brooklyn. N. Y., oxperts In four straight games. The series consisted of thirteen (tames, six of which were played In Brodklyn and the remainder here. Following are th? Hcori'a of to-day's games; 20-31; 21-14; 21-14; 21-3. SAMUEL WOODCOCK DEAD. An Old, Willi Known and KatvemeU Rrltfgrport Man I>Wi IniMcnly. This morning at 1 o'clock, at his home In Bridgeport, occurred (he death of Mr. Ramuel Woodcock, one of the oldest, be?t known and highly respected buslnes* men of that place. He was afflicted with heart disease and became suddenly worse laet evening. In fact. early In the night a report gained general circulation that he had expired. But the end did not come until the hour named. Mr. Woodcock haM long been a familiar and uaeful figure In Bridgeport commercial life, and hla lota will bo deeply felt. He leaves a wife, and two lona, Harry and Herbert. The former la a traveling man and was telegraphed to thla morning at Hannibal, Mo. The other Ron I* st home. Some years ago Mr. Woodcock ran a stove foundry In Bridgeport, but lately baa been In tbe general hardware buslnexa. The funer al arrangements are nm yet cuiupieieu. The UrUlrgroom Milling* Colored circles In the city were greatly shocked when It waa made known yesterday that Lorenao Walker, who was to have married Maggie Beasley on Haturday evening, had suddenly left the city for parts unknown. The milliliter and frlonds had already assembled, but the groom was among the missing. There waa no wedding, though the license had been obtained. w?uf w.i i: AUGVSTA. Me., March 22.?A son waa born unto Mrs. Hat tie Blaine Beale. wife of H. Truxton Bc&le. ex-mlnlater to Persia, this morning, and then* In great happiness at the old Blaine homestead. Messages of congratulation have been pouring in all day long. Mm. Beale Is rallying splendidly. *f*?tma)ifp A rrlvnla. NEW YORK. March 22.?mmnmi, Rotterdam; Hlndooatan. Marseille* and Napier. Pomeranian. Olaeirow. HAVRE, March 22.? La Oaacogrne, New York. NEW YORK, March 22.?La Normandie. Havr^ QUEKNHTOWN*. March 22.?Balled: Umbrla, Xcw York. Fine l'lnnn for Kulr. Six month:* w? rented a very choice now Krakauer Upright Piano to Prof. .TnmfJ* Htophen Martin to use in toaohlnjr vocal culture. Owing to hln work' In Pittsburgh, ho wn? obliged to Hive up Ilia claw here. Wo offer thin plan? Ht it great hnrenln. As it trkt uned only one day In tho week, the piano In In every ?ena?- of the word aa gixnl att a nuw Instrument. 1.* W jBl r*i\ I 1? wi v> IUt'11 %* VVl THE OLIVE LEAF Of Peace is Said to Have Been Ex* 0 tended TO GEN. BALL1NCT0N BOOTH Of tlie Salratlon Army?Col. Eidle Hu Bran Recalled to London?The llrltlaU K111I MnppoMd to be Weakening?Com* tnlMrtoner Era Boolb'i Million to Chicago Futile?The Sorihwett Section of the Army will Revolt Valets Uaillugtau UtU a Fair Mlmw. NEW YORK. March 22.?Many were the expressions of surprise at the headquarters of the Salvation army to-day when the news leaked out that Coiontf William Eadle, the chief secretary, hod received a cable message from General Booth, ordering him to London. One of the stipulations that Ballington Booth mode to the three commis >?" h?r? tn ?n?t him to withdraw was that Colonel Eadlo should go to England and never return. The officers of the Salvation army and the American Volunteers look upon this as the first step taken by the old General toward effecting a reconciliation with his son. Booth-Tucker, the newly appointed commander of the United Staes forces, who has already sailed from England, is known to be the bearer of several propositions to Balllngton Booth. THE SALVATION ARMY. Promts* of the Northwest Breeding. "Wclf Till Hailing ton Comes," CHICAGO. March 21?Commissioner Eva Booth's mission to Chicago is claimed by the eeceders to be a failure. Salvationists at headquartere say openly that is the result. At the meeting this afternoon of the northwestern division of the Salvation ? hoi* ? DHn/?o Hnlr (ha hiiflri. ing wan crowded to the doors. Demonstrations of approval were frequent during the young commissioner's address, but those who are the backbone of the northwestern division were silent. The dissenting soldiers and officers expected to have from the lips of Eva Booth an explanation of the difficulty between Balllngton Booth and his father. Her apparent disposition was to pass over the dispute in silence. Only once she was Interrupted. That was when sne spoke of the principles of the army. "Tell us what those principles are. please," cried one in the audi- ? once. There was confusion for an Instant. with talk of putting the disturber out of doors. The Eva answered: Those principles are too well, too widely known, too numerous to mention. For the principles of the army look to its publications, look to its work In thjs city; look to its work In the world. Mjr time is limited. "It has been stated by some who know very little of our work that we wish to Angllslze the work wherever we inaugurate It. There la no other organization on earth that Is a greater believer In the doctrine of 'when In Rome do an do the Romans.'" Miss Booth spoke with tears of the grief of the old general, and held up her brothers and sisters and herself as examples of the undiscrlminatlng arbitrariness of their father's orders. "Are you satisfied with the commissioner's explanation?" an ofncer was asked after the commissioner's address. "Do you call that an explanatian? What did she say? She talked around the question we are asking and then turned the meeting Into a Salvation service. Walt till UalUngton comes." Balllngton Booth Is expected here next Saturday. He will speak in Central Music hall, and an open revolt and transfer of allegiance is promised. OfcOROE BANKEB HOT DEAD. The Famoa* Pltt>b*rgh Racing Cycle* Victim of a False Ramor. PITTS BURGH. Pa.. March 2.-Th? 'announcement was published yesterday that the famoua Pitts burgh bicyclist, George Banker, had died at Nice. France, on 1 Friday lost of typhoid fever. Arthur L. Banker to-night received the following cablegram from F. C. Harron. Parli: "Rumor unfounded. George slightly better." Later. NICE. France. March 11?George X. Banker, of Pittsburgh, U. 8. A., the well known bicyclist, Is dead here of heart disease. He had been 111 for several weeks with Ijrphoid fever. Banker, who was twenty-five yrar* of age, made his debut on the racing path when a mere boy, coming from a well known racing family, his brothers, William D. and Al Banker, having won considerable notoriety as racing men. George Banker, as a racing man, met with great sue- < ceea. Ho competed as an amateur under the Jurisdiction of the I^eague Of American Wheelmen and ?ecu red a place equal to Berlo, Tyler, Taylor and Wheeler. He was a member of tho famous New York Athletic Club team when that club sent a team of racing wheelmen throughout the country. n.tUM. rtooaori Q v'Atp at Princeton, but left college In *92. Early In 1894, attracted by the popularity of professional racing In France, he left for tnat * country and Joined the professional class. He raced with great success abroad. Last year he took part In all the big professional events In Europe, and earned the reputation of the speediest rider on the continent. At the Internatlonal championship races last summer he was selected to represent I he League of American Wheelmen In the professional events und won the on# mile championship. His victory waa protested by Proten, the Frenoh rider, I and upon a vote of the delegates of ths \ International association, the race waa awarded to Proten. Banker returned to America late last fall with the Inten in or racinsr In this country this year. Changing hlr plans several months ago, he again went abroad to prepare for another season of foreign racing. While training at Nice he contracted typhlod revw. wnicn inaireCUJ rrsuueu III m? death. < Backer la pleasantly remembered In Wheeling, where he had many warm friend*. He appeared at the atate meet here In September, *M. when Zimmerman and other crack# of the path contested. He won more races than any of the other* at that meet) Weather Coirwiit for To-ita>*. For Weat Virgin!*, Western Pennsylvania. Western New York and Ohio, fair and allghtty colder; northerly winds. TEMPERATURE SATURDAY an furnished by C. flchnepf, dnintlut, corner Market and Fourteenth wtroeta: " i\. m ir. 3 p. m 47 1 Oh. m s?|7 i?. m U W m.. 4.K:Weather?Clear. IHU.NUAI. 7 a. m 4*|I p. 41 B it. m 48 7 i>. in 4# 13 Klwiatlior?Cloudl\ . -ir- i-'inviiiiiliiiiii-ri.'ailliM