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| Mtotlng ot tlio Member* of the Christian Church litre. ip: INTERESTING SESSIONS HELD Bjfc V?torday ??rwlM|, After??oaaad Rt?nIMC-4I to Ito HtMihlr mt Uto SpS'-' OftNr Oh to Vallqr Hlntatertel Amoc|?afe \ f ?lp? mt Mm Christian OhNrcli-Cli?r?ii fiouoM tww Dtoeeewwl?Addreee hjr H&iv * >* Upper Ohio Valley Ministerial pjK' Attoclatkm of tha Christian church. Ife|. hald'lts regular monthly mntlst as the R Klrst Chrhtlair<church. In thli city, ye?Efe' ttnlay. There w*? not as Urge stIJv. tendance u w*? expected, nevertbeleM o meelloff. iu cnthuataatla and proBp; ; ductlve of good for the denomination. EgV :. The proceedings opened at the ChrlaHSuan church yosterday mornlQf, at 10:)0 Eg?.; o'clock. Rer. W. H. Harden, tho vaator of the church, presided, and Rov. Kv;' Kdward Bower.of WellsvlUe, acted ai B.\ aecreury. The moraine aesdon was P termed a "preacher** rallH," and con Ir' 'aiatsd ot Inform*! church r^onS^uf ' practical talks on "Helps to Ltbor." A - brief business session closed the tnorn' tac's proceedings. Th? afternoon session was opened at ... * o'clock.. Rev. Mr. Harden. In calling tlis meeting to order, told .bow hi had written to all the brethren In the upper ' Ohio valley, llence'feet somewhat disappointed at not secln* a. lanp-r atj tendance. Be urged the visitor* to i Bake themselves at home, that the homes of all his concregatlou vers open to thecrk. The flrat business transacted was the selection of the place for the next V monthly meeting. Upon motion or Rev. . L.E Hosklns. of Toronto, Oblo. seconded by Rev. Edsrard Bower, of Wells. vllle. Bmltiifleld. Ohio, was selected. _Ih?-Ofxt meetlni occurs on the Hut Efe, Monday in A \or*l <3Mfc?rt??. K1"}/.- ' Secretary Bower rend a comraunfeaBr " X **on from the entertainment committee Kg?', -?f the First Christian church. Wheslmjtf'A. In*. which proposed uo annual gatherKbV Jov of all the members of the deoomiWfr' nation In the upper Ohio valley. The committee stated the necessity or a - ?rand rally, the beneficial results (hat Kg;? would follow* it. and asked that the B^^MJttthering_bgJield on the Wheeling fair ( grounds, some iluie <lUHUj| IUI IUIP Rev. Mr. Bower, while falling In with :;,the spirit of the communication, did not think the scheme practical. He did toot think a sufficient number from his V eonixegatton at Wellsvllle would care ' to stand the expense incurred In comlng to the outing at Wheeling. Rev. Mr. Hosklns favored the scheme. Be thought the church would get new JUfe Infused Into it thereby, v President Hayden left the chair to take part In the discussion. Ho was a i member of the committee which sent in BRfe %v. Mr. iiogtelnaT H^w^^er^toP Br- orate paper. He thought that church mm--r funds should be raised from a spirit ? '* of love, of sacrifice. Giving from an H&.:; abundance tvas not so praiseworthy. it Bjfev was* the giving that entailed sacrifice Mg&^'v'whleh was the best in God's sight. Men KO .. whould give freely from what they mwZ , have of thl? world's goods, and their H&i reward would be in Heaven; love Hjfe.'v Should dominate the giving. Mr. Ho?' kins did not believe in raising money Kr by church fairs, or church theatrical*, gj which he termed innovations of the ^_tfevjl. "He did not gTOlv^ a,'}l P1?" for Rprn rnurou uiiuiilp. uuuiuii, iu uiu 9 Idea of securing funds. His r was merely to open the discuss* but In answers to Interrogation*. Hoskina stated that he had no tical plan to offer, having: preparole, hut he had often studied over >est system for church finance, and as In favor of taxing the people acini: to their means, having their rlbutions collected hy a committee ated periods, and put the same 1nbank. from which funds for mlsiry purposes, the pastor's salary, icldental expenses could bo drawn > wanted. v. George Munro, of New Cumber, said that It Is hard to select a m which could fit all cases. He Kht peoplo would object to being 1 according to their Incomes, which would look too much like prying their affair*. He believed It is best lit the congregation on its honor, trust in Providence ir, Mr. Hosklns added that If the le could dismiss the Idea that they giving for the preacher, and unand that they wore giving for the ? It would ho better. In his church ledge system is used. ( ' Rev. J. If. HUH. 01 ruirYien, ituupu that in hi* church the ol.J-fa?hlonM way of passln* the plate In Mtfll used, n plan which he thought might be 1m.proved. Rev. Grant K. "Pike *aM the assessment plnn had worked well in eome communities, especially where the money went into a aeneral fund, but the plan wa* not so good when a collection m made for the preacher's salary and another collection for church expenses. Rev. Herbert THock said he had ex; ^"perienced many plans of church finance, but he would rather hear ?<ome brother who had had success with his plan, dls CUWI II. Rev. J. V. Smith, of Moundsvlllo, 1im<1 heard. and knew, of many plana for p that difficult question, chinch finance, 'j He thought Rev. Hosklna had utruck f the key-note of n successful plan, In ?: stating that offerings should he cllctot; ed by love. i'X Rev. J. O. Slater, of Htcubativllle. had ?, no syatem to outline, on account of the Jv fund* for hi* church being collected by r a commute of tlto congregation. Ill* IVdimils Plan. r Secretary Dower briefly mated the plan used In Wellsvllle, which no far ft had proved auccessful. Cards ore.pre'( Hented to each member of the church: i on one aide Is printed the probable exjt penses of the church for the year, and on the reverse irt<le Ih printed a pledge ? with the blank for the amount to be j? written by the member. Thsse cards V nre presented by the chureh deacon*. ? the payments are made weekly, and arregfage* nre fettled at the end of the month. When mombtra lag behind, a If-. .. - ' " ==== commutes from th?lr own ward pollteIV requett them la pay up. So tor tlio plan litneew, Profoiwr JUId favored the apportlcn m*nl Idea. Ha alio thought iW?ll of PtoWa Riving one-teoth of what they have, and a free will fund bealdea. The queatlon of church flnance waa aucb a deep one that (f the people were to look at it clotely It might licmme eaalef mlvad. It la not a queatlon of fundi for certain purpoaea: U la a question of fundi for the catiae of Chrlet. and. II would lm a good thin* If contrllmtlonn were larae enough to enable the church to pay lt? poor anil alck no much per week. tlmlUr tu aecret benevolent nooletlaa. Rev. Mr. Hayden tnlrt of the ayatem In uae In Wheeling. and ?al<l ho leaned toward the apportionment plan, each to give In proportion to hla meana. Of the many systems. he thought the ffioi'MI prefrrable to no system. Kven tho bent system of raising money would be objected to bv some people, ami were a Krtest pUn to be devised thero would opposition from tlione people who don't like 10 give much money to a church. The afternoon session closed at 5:10 o'clock. Several of the minister* returned home last night, and those remaining In the city were entertained by tho cQufrenatlnn of tho Flrit Chrlatlan church. Among thoae In attendance yeaterday were: Itcvj. Edward Bower. Wellavllle; Prof. O. 8. Reed. East Liverpool; 8. K. HoiWIns, Toronto; J. <!. Slater. Steubenvllle; O. K. Pike, Barneavllle; George Munro, New Cumberland:'J. D. Hull. Falrvliw: Herbert Tllock. Went Uberty. and J. B. Smith, of Moundavllle. ltev. W. H. Hayden, and others of Wheeling. Uil Nlgbf*s AddrMt, "The proceedings terminated with the address last night by Rev. George Munro, of New Cumberland, formerly editor of the Canadian Evangelist, published at Hamilton. Ontario. Tho church waa filled by large .audience, which waa treated to an eloquent and Interesting address. Prof. O. 8. Reed, well known to many Wheeling people, presided, and previous to the address the church choir rendered a ahort song service. Mr. Munra'a address was laudatory of church music, and he ehoae hlsVtext fittm the fourteenth chanter of Corln - ujr hi uvui untnrnmnipmm kvInjr *u the cradle of the Dlaciple*' Bgjty church; in this vicinity was a largo ?s proportion of Its membership, sn<l he t ;;>\bad often* wondered why this neighborly-; hood. 00 historic in the church annals. ' did not at lea.*: once a year have a celebration. a time of rejoicing, a time > when all the pastor* and their people " could get together and havo a good time. He believed much good would VV come from a picnic In which the upper Ohio valley would be represented, and Wheeling was particularly flttcd by Jtq railroad and river facilities, its fair grounds, as the-proper place for the V' gathering.' Profeaaor O. 8. Reed, of Eaat Liverpool. favored the gathering of the jg$ church member* once a year, lie favorV ed the picnic, but didn't want any athletic a ports. ;? Rev. Gran: E. Pike, of Barcesvllle, m Ohh>, spoke briefly In the sanv? strain, i- The discussion ended with no action be& ing taken on the communication, practically killing it. The SmithAeld Me?tln?. The committee on programme, for the next meeting at Smithflold, eub: Biitted its report. Owing <0 the difficulty In reaching the town in the morning. It was decided that meetings be held on ; Monday and Tuesday, Instead of the one day, aa formerly. Rev. W. H. Hayden, of Wheeling, was selected to , preach the sermon on Monday evening. ;v . The committee's report belpg accepted. the topic for the afternoon discuss ??-?U OTVn^H hv thlona. the wordf spoken toy Paul "I will sing with the spirit, and I,will sin? with the understanding also." He had nothing but praise for the good accomplished by the singing of hymns, either aa so Jo singing or congregational singing, and organ music. After defining music. Mr. >uxnro put especial stress upon the latter part of the encyclopedia definition, which concludes thus: "Music expresses passion and nentlment. but linked to words It loses Its vagueness and becomes a beautdlful Illustration of language. The particular object of singing or the reasons underlying It have never appealed to the majority of people,'nor even to the majority of musician*. The staging voice has Its place as well as the speaking voice, and the chojr Is as necessary to a church as the preacher. The song service with Its religious poetry set to delightful harmonies is capable of reaching hearts, of stirring up dormant feelings, and awakening touls to the realization of the beauties of religion. Mr. Munro did not believe in having choir* merely for the purpose of attracting outsiders, but thought their purpose was to aid the preacher in praising God; and the services that were the most impressive, the most helpful and cheering, were those where floods of harmony were poured forth In glorious anthems to God. Cknrch Matte. The speaker thought the cheerful hymns should predominate, although the doleful hymns had their place. He mentioned the fact that all the singing referred to in scriptural passages was of a cheerful order, and added that If congregations would get the benefit of the song service* they must do ?? Paul instructed: "Sing with the spirit, and sing with the understanding." It will no: do to hum the words thoughtlessly to the melody. We should sing the hymns attentively, meaningly, and heartily. We should ponder over the meaning of each word we sing, and In doing so we will see a beauty un* thought of before In such a hymn as: "There Is Sunshine in My Soul." Singing tiumna a-iihnnf anv attention to the meaning of the words is nlmost sacrilege, said Mr. Munro, for Instance as in the words: "Mr heart, ray all, I bring to Thee" when the singer hasnothought of bringing, his heart to Him. 6uch singing is nothing but mockery. He urged his hearers not to sing what they did not mean, or as he expressed it "Be honest." Tt Is not the artistic part of singing that la to be considered, but its purpose In making harmony and melody In the soul. The artistic part of singing should, however, be striven for by the choir, for It has a noble mission to perform In leading the congregation. A choir ahould not be considered a good choir with a purpose to attract, but it should be as good as possible, because In glorifying God we cannot do eo too well. Mr. Munro closed by asking that his hearers reflect on the meaning of the prords In the hyman hereafter, and sing earnestly and Joflully: that song ha* its place In church services, as well as sermons or prayers. A general handshaking followed and *h? vi?iiinc clerirvmen expressed the pleasure they had derived from the meeting: In this city. THE TUBEWOBKERS Of tha Illrrnlila Decide to Remain lit Work far this W?k, anil Kipicl a A'etv Proposition From Manager II turn*. The situation at the Riverside work* remains in a state of uncertainty. Yesterday a committee of the tubeworkera was In coniultation with General Manager Hearae, relative to the reduction in the wage aeale w itich has lx*en proposed by the management of the works. The committee reported to a meeting of the workmen which was held lA3t night and it was decided to remain at work for the balance of the week, pending a new proposition from the management, which the workmen anticipate will be made. The ateel works and plate mill have nhut down, the last worn Dcmjr aone lasi night. The workmen decided not to accept the reduction proposed, and it l? likely these two departments of the works will remain idle for some time. TTHITED STATES COURT. Judge Jaekaon Ulit 3i?t Hold a Mcaalon of Ilia Court Yralrrriay. Judge Jackson did not return from Parkershurg yesterday In time to hold a session of the United State* court*, the J spring term* of which are now In pro., grew here. Me spent Sunday at Pgr- I kersburg, with his family and was expected t? return to town last evening, j Court will convene this morning. A ' number of Important case.* will coihe up this week and on Wednesday the United i States court grand Jury will be gathered 1 The term will not likely conclude before the end of the week. IK you desire a luxurious growth of healthy hair of a natural color, nature'* I crowning ornament of both sexes, use only Main vegciaoie oiciiiuu Iimr uunewer. wmm LcoiMii's am5&sy; and Wcdnendrfy, April 6 ami 7. OPJC2VINU Tnrttlay awl \Ve.litr?day. UURM.I01? MnlitMrivrl. SEE nic![>?th'? Historical Ltbrnry. OPR2*I!fOof On*1 |?all?rna April I.?, I lift Haiti atrrat. MIU JKMRNrAOA.n. MANY cane* of "Grippe" h?ve lately been cured by One Minute Cough Cure. Thin preparation *eem* especially adapted to the cure of thin dl??am>. It acta quickly, thuo preventing flerloun complication* and bad effects in which this dlseaae often leave* tho patient. C. I*. Govtxe, corner Twelfth and Market atreeta; Bowie ft Co.. Hrldgeport; Peabody as Son. Henwood. I \ ' . t . <&.jx. " a.- .A-> > THE SONS MEET. .... i i. Annual Mooting and Banquet of tho Soon of the Revolution. ' THE WEST VIRGINIA SOCIETY llaa Ormrtt Vnr VaH In tka PaatTwalva |UOmn? BHOtTll Ujrin* JW|lur? ?i ??rttarr Havmoml -5i?rOflofri Ktrelwl. viral of Whim am WliMllug Membcn?The I'orl lleurjr l'?Ut> ration-IlcM|*t<oa In llta Afternoon ami Oauijiut al arighi. The annual meeting and banquet of the West Virginia Society of the Hons of the Revolution took place yesterday In Milli city. The attendance of out-oftown deleg Ales was representative of the membership, though not as largo as had been anticipated. Judge Nathan (Joff, >vho Is a member of the society, was expected to arrive In Mine for the concluding event of the day, the banquet lust night at the McLure, whl|h was a fittingly brilliant climax ef a very enjoyablo meeting, but did not arrive. "* The flrit session ot the day was of the board of managers of the state society, which met In the early afternoon at the Jrnlj;* J. JUrthali (President \VV?t Virginia Society, Sons of the Revolution.) ! McLure and paused favorably on the applications for membership of Hev. Dr. J. L. 8ooy. Zachariah Robertson and B. K. AlcMechen. all of Wheeling. Tho annual meeting of the state society was called to order at 2 p. m. by Vice President C. W. Brockunier. of this city, who presided in the absence of President J. Marshall Hagans. of Morgantown, who was kept away from the meeting on account of sickness. This was regretted by ail of the members, for It was due to the efforts of Judge Hagans and able lieutenants three years ago that the West Virginia society was formed with a small but enthusiastic membership. Colonel Henry liaymond, of Clarksburg, the secretary, was presen: and acted in that capacity. Reports of the officers were read, and showed the state society to be progressing In membership at a rapid rate. During the year the membership Increased from thlrty-flve to forty-nine, most of the new members being from Wheeling. where great Interest has recently been aroused in the society. In his annual address, which wa* read by the secretary, President Hagans spoke enthusiastically of the outlook for the society, : and recommended that the headquarters be maintained at Wheeling. He ! also took occasion to speak of the efforts to amalgamate the two orgunlza| tions, the Sons of the Revolution and 1 the Hons of the American Revolution, and strongly favored amalgamation. OfHcere were elected as follows; President?Ji>'ge J. Marshall Hagans, of Morgantown. Vice-president?C. W. Brockunler, of I "Wheeling. Secretary?Alexander Updegraff, of | Wheeling. Treasurer-Charles M. Hart, of Clarksburg. Registrar and historian?John G. GltI tings, of Clarksburg Board of managers?Alfred Caldwell, J. P. Paull, B. W. Peterson 3. H. Brockunler, Dr. Reed M. Baird, all of Wheeling. | The-matter of erecting a tablet on the i slto of Fort Henry, in this city, where the last battle, of the Revolutionary war wa? fought, wns discussed Informally at ttie meeting, but as the local j committee which has charge of the proposed celebration and erection of a tablet asked for more time, no action was taken. It Is assured, however, that the tablet will be erected and that a suitn, ble celebration will be held, probably next September, the anniversary of the battle. The local committee will pro* feed in the worK ox periecung nic uj rangements for this event, and the Sons of the ltcvolutlon will take the leading part* Mr. John Hansel .of Clarksburg. spoke In favor of legislation by Congress that would eventuate In the purchase of the historic Valley Forte?. In New Jersey, where Washington and the Continental army passed the awful winter of 1777*78, the must critical period of the war for Independence. Valley Forge is located uhout twenty mile north of Philadelphia. When Washington and his army of 11.000 cncami*d there In December of '77. the condition of the force was deplorable. Barely half of the army were In condition for active duty. The others were bare-footed, half clothed and haif-ltarved. Their line of march from, Wlilteroarsli was marked with i.in,Jr ?inimu fr/im (ho Inroratwl toot of tho little army. With little o.- no sheltor the Winter was passed at Vallex Forgo, nm when spring arrived the Joyful news of tlie treaty of alliance with France put new life Into the men who wore giving .their lives so freely for a principle. Mr. Basinet called attention to the fact that the government had purchased the battlefields of (Jcttysburg and Chlckainuuga, making them national parks. This courso he would have pur"sued In the purchase of Valley Forge. Ills resolution instructing the West Virginia delegates to the annual meeting of the national society of tlio Sous of thr Revolution to support such a proposition whs carried with enthuslaHtn. The following delegates to tho national meeting, which occurs at Philadelphia on April 19, were chosen: Judge J. Marshall Hagans. of Morgantown; John Hasscl, of Clarksburg: C. M. Hart, of Clarksburg; William Seymour ISdxvards. of Charleston, and Randolph Stalnakeft of Wheeling. Alternates were also selected. At 4 o'clock the meeting came to u close and the Sons at tended the reception tendered the visitors by Mr. and Mrs. C\ W. Brockunler, at their home. MM Main Horeet, which was handsomely decorated,in the colors of the organization, huff and blue. This was one of tho most pleasant features of the day. The guests wore shown Into Iho 1HJ-RC pnrim. Wlliiiii "Jin inniciUH.< u<< orated lii the soelHy col<jim, blue und buff. Thin color wehonie \\<m carried nut In dainty lamp ntuid** and flowering plants. The mantel-piece wa* hanked with the clncertrla and yellow daffodil. Here the gentlemen were reeel ved by Mr. Broekunler, Mrs. Brockunler Mini daughter, nwdstnl by Mrs. Hobeskl Brady, Mis* Davis. Mrs. K. A. HI Id ret h. Mrs. Frank U Hupp. Mm. Westllng. Mrs. Al. Wheat, Minn Sue f 'h lii well, Miss Todd Balrd. Miss Laura Caldwell and Mr*. McCortney. The miosis were then shown Into the supper room, Ml** Todd Balrd Doing In i-luiige. At 8 n'clock there wa# on Informal reception ?t the McLur? nation*. purtlc* L',:?',i. L_. I ? .'=r=c^= Ipated In br the Rom and Baunhltrt of the Revolution. The parlor* were elaborately decorated. the color* of the or* Runlnatlon twin* u?cd lavlihly. Tho ronoludlKK ovent of the d*y ?aa the banquet at the McLuro, which bolan at I .o'clock. An elaborate menu had been prepared, aa follow*: OIIvm. pSrfc 'Sal'tnl Almond*. Jllncquft of Tomato. Hh*rry. ll?kcd Lake Trout. Win* Sauce. Po tutor*, Parlslorine. ltoatfl Sprint: Lumb. Mint Haucp* Hot lilNtilllt. ANpMmxuH Tip*. CtOMb Punch, a la Cardinal. Spring Chicken on Toast. Hilco<] Tomnioe*. Browned Potatoes. Champagne. Soft Shell Crab* on Toast* French Croquette*. Green Peas. f>am*on Marmalade. Ice Cream, Neapolitan. Angel Food. Macaroon*. Roquefort Chew. Reception Flake*. Coffee. The banquet hall wax beautifully decorated for the occaalon In tho color* of the society, buff and blue, together with a brilliant display of the American color*. Tho lloral decoration* of the table were elaborate and beautiful. Palm* and potted plant* strewn about tho room gave a tropical richness to the nceno. Music was furnished by the Opera House orchestra. General Alfred Caldwell presided as toastniaster and tilled the position admirably. In tho absence of President Hagarw. Vice President Brockunlef delivered the greeting to the society. In the course of his eloquent discourse. Mr. Brockunler touched upon the necessity for organisations like the Sons of the Revolution. To-day our nation stands In need of patriotism and devotion. While cherishing the principles of the Revolution we should cherish a profound sense of duty, of subordination to law. in concluding, he said It should be a matter of pride on the part of each member of the society to aid in extending its membership throughout the state. Mr. William Turner Nlcoll, of Wheeling read a very interesting paper on "Lexington at the Opening of the Revolution," Prof. Samuel B. Brown spoke of "Patriotism in" our Public Schools," and Dr. Reed M. Balrd hnd as his topic, "Surgeons of the Revolutionary Army." At midnight the gathering dispersed with the singing of "Auld Lang 8yne" and "America." Rev. Dr. Sooy. one of the new members spoke briefly, paying a high compliment to the distinguished membership of the West Vlrgiuia Society, Sons of the Revolution. Hon. William Seymour Edwards, exspeaker of tho West Virginia houne of delegates, eulogized the minute men* of '76, who cant their fortunes with what appearea 10 do a nopeiens cauw, wuu an unselfish patriotism that should be Inntilled Into the American youth of to* day. Mr. John Bassel spoke briefly. To-morrow the Intelligencer will print In full several of the interesting papers read at the banquet. Dan|hlcriof (he Revolution. After the rectptlon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brockunier yesterday afternoon, steps were taken to organize a local chapter of th?* Daughters of the Revolutloif. Mrs. C. W. Brockunier was chosen temporary regent and Mrs. Wicstllng temporary secretary. An executive committee was named, composed of Mrs. E. A. Hildrcth. Mrs. Frank Hupp and Miss Laura Caldwell, which will construct a constitution that will be adopted at a meeting to be held on April 29. A press committee was named. composed of Misses Edna McCortney, Todd Baird and Sara Brockunier. WASHINGTON PRESBYTERY'S nomrn i r orrign mmnnarf sogki/ i? Till. Wrrk. On Thursday and Friday of this week at Washington, the annual meeting of the Woman'* Foreign Missionary Society of the WaAMnffton Presbytery will be held, and a large delegation of Wheeling members wHl attend. In the following programme It Will be noted that there is to be memorial services for the late Mrs. A. C. T. Cunnlngha.n, who was president of the society: THURSDAY. 10:00 a. m. Devotional exorcises. led by Miss Ott and Mrs.vMolse. Wheeling. Subject?"When ye com-? together, let nil things ??e done unto edification."? I Cor.. 14 :X. 10:50 a. m. Reports-Auxlllnrl**. Mis* Grayson: Bands, Mrs. Alexander: Medical Work, Miss Hayes; Vocal Solo, Miss Kalo Caldwell: Foreign Correspondence, Mrs. Lester; Treasury, Miss Balrd; Literature. Miss Stockdnle. Appointment or Committees. Prayer. 12:30 p. m. Luncheo i. 2:00 t>. m. Devotional exercise?, conducted by Mrs. (ioorn* P. Mays. Washing ? *? ? o,iKl.u.t_"llnv? ihf>m> tlilnpv a la-ays in remembrance. "~1I Peter, 1:13. Trio?ills* Flack. Miss Cherrard, Mrs. 13oon*>. 2:30 p. ro. Servlco in memory -of the depart*] president. Mr#. A. C\ T. Cunningham. Scripture reading. / Paper by Mm. E. H. Jester. Impromptu addresses. Recitation?Miss Ktta MrCraeken. Solo?"Soma Sweet Day"?Miss Mary Reed. Resolution*. Prayer. 3:30 p. m. Children's Exercises?Talk on "Children of Jndla"?Mrs. Goheen. 4:00 p. rn. Addre*?>by Mrs. Goheen. of India. Subject?'"Woman'* Work for Woman in Foreign J^ands." Hymn 251?"Christ for the World We Sing." 4:tt> p. m. Race**. 7:30 n. m. Popular Meeting?Rev. T. 31. Alexander presiding. Addrera?Rev. Hunter Corbett. Collection. Announcements. Benediction. FRIDAY. 9:30 a. m. Devotional exercises. led by Mrs. McConnell. Waynesburg. Subject?"Spoak unto the children of Israel. that they go forward."?Ex., 11:15. 10:00 a. in. Koll Call?Mrs. Woods. Historical Sketch of Twenty Tears of Organized Work?Mrs. William Spoors. Practical talk to the workers by Dr. Corbet t? Hymn S00?"Are You Sowing the Seeds of Mercy?" Report of Committees. Election of Officers. Election of Delegate to Annual Assembly. Heading of Minutes. Prayer. Adjourn 12 in. In her last New Year** address to the society, Mrs. Cunningham .-aid: "My message to you this year Is: 'do forward to help Jesus King of the whole earth.* Pass this message on from one organization to another. We want to go forward In our inner life, growing In grace and Increasing in knowledge of the work and Us present demands. We want to go forward In our organization* In spite of difficulties. The hands of all the women of the heathen world are wtrctchcil out In the uitKulrih of an unmet noed, and their voices cry loudly for life. IIkIh and love. We are debtor* and will be until the cood tidings are preached in all the earth." LOCAL BREVITIES. MaUf-rinrMlnor Nnnifiit In mul Alton! I tin ntr. The council committee on ordinance* Ix called to meet thin evening nt 7:30 o'clock. Market street. *nuth of Twenty-third, received ft much-needed cleaning yesterdny. The Woman's Hospital Association holds Its regular monthly meeting ?t the City hogpital to-morrow afternoon nt 1-lfl >.'n|n..lr Miss Jennie Smith, the railroad evangelist, concluded her series of meetings In the city lam night at Zane Street M. E. church, where Phe spoke to n InrRr crowd. She leaves for her home in Mountain Lake Park, Md., to-day. OPF.MVUnf (InrnnllrriK \|?rll 1.1, I lift Ulaln atrrrl. McARAM. SHE Hjilpath's Historical Library. OPKMM; TnrtMlny mill Wednesday. IVOHI.1. 105N HtrfH. CASTOHIA. VV.'; . . i'Jlj ij, . ' ',!> ' S&W 'Vte ' 'u- v . .. 'THE SNYDER Wlli W?? Prolmfed 1'MiinUf-An Appeal Taken an Behalf / Ilia Grandchildren bf Mr. Hubbard?An 1 atereetlng Cottlnl. There vu another turn in the con teat of the will of Mi* Jate Jacob Snyder yesterday morrrfnff. J?aat ivo'k the contest began on the application for probate of the will before County Clerk Robertson One aon, Henry K. Snyder, and several of the grandchildren, contested probate and were represented by Mr. W. P. Hut?bard. The will w*a represented by Mr. Henry M. Hunaell. At the continuation of the hearing prellmlnary to probate yesterday morning, some surprise urns felt when it became known that one of the contestants, Henry JC Snyder, had withdrawn from the contest. The grandchildren, however, continued as constostant* and their forces were added to by Dean Snyder, another grandchild, who was represented by ex-Judge Drlggs, of Belmont county. who Jolnfed forces with Mr. Hubbard. The hearing of evidence lasted only a tow minutes and ended In Cleric Robertson deciding to'admlt the will to probate. Messrs. Hubbard and Drlggs at once gave notice of an appeal, which will be made In ? few days, before Che OMo county circuit court. It seems likely that the cimtvst will be I bitterly contented on both side*, and probably win noi no un.-ium u??> court of equity has had the case before ft. The letter* ?>f the late Jacob Snyder to Henry K. Snyder, promising an equal distribution of the property of the deceased to his several heir*-at-law. was submitted as evidence by Mr. Hubbard. The letter was written In June, 1893. ABOUT PEOPLE. Stranger* tu tk? City and lYhe?llag Po|Im Abroad. A distinguished party of Huntington people are at the Windsor. Among them arc Major Ell Ensign, treasurer of 4he Ensign Car Manufacturing Company, whose Immense plant Is located nt Huntington; Colonel W. H. Banks, also of the Ensign company; Hon. Henry C. Sim ms and Mr. Frank B. Enslow, the well-known lawyers. They are here to attend the present term of the United States courts, where a case In which they are interested comes up to-day? that of the Barnurt-Rtchordson Comnantr njrninat tho Knslirn Car Manufac taring Company, claiming royal tied on the chilled cnr wheel# manufactured by the Ensign works for several years. J. W. Orlrn. BearsviUe, appears on the Windsor's register. J. Kaufman, of Charleston, is registered at the Howell. A. J. Wilkinson, of Grafton, registered at the Windsor yesterday. Mr. and Mr*. H. E. Alexander, of St. Clalrsvllle, are at the McLure. A. F. Allan Brown was a Parkersburgher at the McLure yesterday. Robert McGhee. of New Martinsville. was the guest of J. W. Herbert Sunday. Mr. H. rthman has purchased the store of E. A. Huggins, Kentucky street. Island. Capt. X. W. Pritchard, of Mannington. was among the arrivals at the llowell last night. . Waitman Barbe. field agent of the West Virginia University, was at the Stamm yesterday. J. A .Link, representing the National Building Supply Company, cement importers, Baltimore, is at the McLure. The many friends of Mr. Frank GrubMr. an old German citizen of South Wheeling:, will regret to hear of bis at* rious illness. Miss Buchanan, of Martin's Ferry, who has opened an office at 1413 ChapUne street, is acting for the court stenographer at Moundsville for a few days. T. G. Farnsworth. of Burkhannon, J. L. Lambert. of Robinson's Mills, and John McComas, were among the West Virginians who were at the Stamm yesterday. Contractors James Simos and D. McKeever, having completed the handsome residence of A. P. Tallman. at Leatherwood, will return to Pittsburgh to-day. Mr. B. Walker Peterson entered upon his duties yesterday as cashier of the Dollar Savings Bank. This successful and solid Institution is fortunate to secure the services of so capable and popular a business man as Mr. Peterson. Kdltor Harry Alexander, of the Huntington Advertiser, was In the city last night. He met Mayor-elect Will F. Hite. of the Second City, and although politically opposed to .the successful Republican candidate he was not slow in congratulating' the new mayor. TO XAKE THEIHOWN ICE. Hotel Keeper* aud Saloonltts Held ft llMlln> l.aa( Local Ice consumers held a meeting: In the dining rooms of the Howell last night, and temporarily organised the Consumers* Ice Association. The meeting was called to order.at S o'clock, and Mr. A. A. Franzhelm was elected temporary chairman, and Mr. Charles It. Lemmon acted as secretary. There were representatives from every ward In the city, and a few were prsent from Bridgeport. Much enthusiasm was displayed. and the new company may be a "go." unless the Ice exchange backs down In Its proposed Increase of price for Ice this summer. Nothing definite was done last night In the matter of business, but several propositions from foreign dealers for Ice were considered. The unanimous sentiment prevailed that in a co-operative company Ice could be secured at last year's rates. If not better rates. Several of those present spoke hopefully of the new company, and It was 10 o'clock when the meeting adjourned. Another meeting will be held Wednesday evening. when a definite scheme will probably be outlined. THE HALF HOLIDAY. Freight Agent* Association will Soon Declare for II. As chronicled In the Intelligencer a few days ago. the sentiment In the wholesale district Is solid for the Saturday half holiday this summer in the months of June, July n:ul August. The experiment of last summer was so successful and satisfactory from every point of view that it Is not surprising everybody wants the half holiday agftln. At .t meeting of the Wheeling Freight Agents' Association, no Action was taken on th?? proposition to close the freight stations on Saturday at 1 p. m.. in the months mentioned, for the reason that all of the Hues were not represented. However, all the agents present are in favor <?? th?' move, and us soon n;< .? more representative meeting can be had, this notion will bo taken. PrUctically the half holiday Is assured. I)rnggt?t* In Mwl. This afternoon at the city building. there will bo an Important meeting of the Wheeling Retail Druggists' Association. Business of Importance to the local retail trade will b.? transacted anil a representative attendance in desired. THE Rev. W. U. Weaver, po-stor or the IT. li. church. Dlllsburg, Pa.. recognises the value of OhamberUIn's Cough Remedy, and does not hesitate lo toll others about It. "I have used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," h-? says, "and find It ai? excellent medicine for colds, coughs and hoarseness." So does everyone, who gives it a (rial. Sold by druggists. OPISNING Offlltr |tntfrriia A pill l."l? tUli Main utrMt. Mis* JF.SSIF. UrAOAM. BEE Rldpath's Historical Library. OPKillXQ Tuntlnj- anil WritneMny. WOttKS, 10.1*1 ttnlu Hire.I. Never Despair Though premonitory ach?? In lh? bon?j and lint obxUnnm coQah tMI }01| plainly enough that the clulchn or th? (Jrlp are ?? >",u- IWonco ana tommua wnae point out Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey as a npeedy and certain means of r#. llof. Mountain air In not more fr*j from Impurity than thin gr*at utimu. lant, which physicians order for patient* at tills capricious ?ea?on. Avoid congestion* and inflammation* of thf throat and luqgs by taking Duffy * pur* malt as noon a* you feel that srrtp i? "In the air" of your neighborhood. You can get. it of any druggist or groc<?r. J. 8. RHODES & C3. BIG^PRIVE IM " Silk Changeable Printed Foalards. 29c a Yard, worth 50c. 8oe dlfpla^ in South Window. Ladies Wash Waists. Made.ttff tno nest mantra in land?iow opened. Tho styles and prices are right Spring Dress Goods, rlaJn and Fancy, Black and Colors. The largest aasortmf.it in our business history, 12%c to U.00 a yard. J. S. RHODES & CO. WALL PAPER. IF YOU ARE \ Going to Move A />! SI ur ciean nouse HI ARC PUASED TO REMIVD YOU ?1 SQL wall q newest shades 5 - H paper 5 Sealing Wax Reds, ;? Olive Green, and x 5 Delft Blue, etc. room sLincruster and JHandMadePapers, MOULDINGS 8 *T . JOS. GRAVES' SON'S. NO. 2? TVELKTH STRKKT. STATIONERY, BOOK3. ETC. DO YOU SEND OIT Quarterly Bills ? If no we can Supply INDEXED MEM?, (for *?ntcrln<f name* an<! amount. *?* .*? r r. ?vn ctatp-MEXT HEADS, ft) pail.: COLLECTORS' WA1.LET8 and BILL HOLDERS- , ' Mir [flank Hook and Offloe Supply w* parttnent 1# the largest and besi equip* pod In the ?Uite. STUNWS^sSh yALENTLNES. flNE AND COMIC, At wholesale and retail. Order* <Wtd promptly. Papers and Magazine* at puoUshers' I o went price*. School and M!?w* laneous Books, Stationery, Gospel Hymn*. C. H. QUIMBY. Ja3 1414 Market Stre*t-_ RESTAURANT AND CAFE. JUsf OPEHBD 7 14C3 Market Street. Warm meal* served in th?ir,be>t sUl* Dining roomrcosey and snug. All short* order cooking, and prices reasonable OB|J restaurant that provides a first-cJiw Ladles' and Gentlemen's Dining Pa?w' Entrance on Fourteenth street. Merchants' Dinner Daily. 35 cents. First-class French Chef. nolO 8. DRUBAKER- Proprietor.^ MACHINERY. REDMAN & COTT" n? GENERAL MACHINISTS. off MARINE am) stationary knciln^n jjij7 Whi??lli>?- ff V**? "opticians-John beckbr ? co._ . >mp<aiip*klt ANNOUlNUtlVICIN I. John Becker & Co., JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS. HH'ii Iftmili Mrcvt, Ifave ntiftntroil Mr. John 11. Coon, of not", a Kt'Nuiiute of ih? Elgin Opluiiainjjc i'oIIpkp. to take charito ot T?i?ln* '? 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