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Written by Capt. Dovener to a
JHanuiugton man in April
It will be recalled that for some time
before the declaration of war there was
a storm of protests throughout the coun
try from those who failed to appreciate
the conditions existing, and the state ol
unpreparedneas of the country to go to
war on very abort notice, because of the
alleged "delay" in striking at Spain.
The charge went up everywhere that
there waa delay, and in every sensational
newspaper the word "delay" was
the principal word In the headlines. The
white house at Washington was flooded
with demand to "open up on Havana,"
and members of Congress were besieged
with indignant letters from their constituents
wanting to know if they realised
that the people were amused over
the "delay/'
These complaints were at a time when
the country was not prepared for the
short, sharp and decisive war that* the
situation demanded. Events have since
vindicated the course of the administration
and of Congress, and those who
were so impetuous and so critical have
learned to s*e Just wherein the course
pursued was necessary.
In referring to this recent bit of history.
Congressman Dovener said to an
Intelligencer reporter last night that he
had received stacks of letters of the
"hurry up" kind, and expressing a fear
lest there \gould be a reaction against
the administration as a result of the inconsiderate
criticisms of what was then
known ae the "Jingo press."/ One West
Virginia correspondent. Dr. W. S. Jones,
of Mannlngton, wrote the captain a letter,
filled with patriotism, In which he
-wanted to know the real truth about*the
cause of "delay." which he feared would
have its reactionary effect. The captain
sent him a reply, briefly giving the
situation and expressing a? prediction
which, In the light of subsequent history
proved to be prophetic.
Captain Doverner stated last night
that, as a sequel to this incident, which
was but one of many similar ones, since
the war came to a close, with the outcome
predicted in his letter two weeks
before the declaration of war, his correspondent
has written to him reminding
him of his letter of April 8, and asking
him the privilege of publishing it,
m an evidence of how completely every
word of it had proved true, and that the
so-called "delay" policy had been vindicated.
The captain was not sure Just how he
had worded the let:er referred to, and
?naked the Mannlngton friend to forward
htn) a copy of it, which he did. This
was within a few days past, and the letter,
which Representative Dovener says
he has granted his Mannlgton correspondent
the privilege of publishing follows.
It is interesting as showing how
closely in touch and in sympathy with
the administration were the members of
Congress, who were bearing their share
of the complaints, and how much faith
they had in the early outcome of the
House of Representatives TT. 8.,
_ WASHINGTON, D. C., April 8,1K8.
"W. B. tiones, iU. v., UlailllliiB>u..| ... TU.
"DEAR SIR:?I am in receipt of and
thank you for your patriotic letter. I
with to assure you that nothing short of
complete and absolute Independent of
Cuba, and a proper and satisfactory adjustment
of the Maine horror is contentflated
by any member of Confess, aDd
feel, assured that when the President's
message Is read on Monday next to the
house of representatives its tone and utterances
will meet the requirements of
tho most exacting and patriotic of the
citlsen' of our patriotic lund.
"There has been a great deal of delay,
and I. with others, have at times had to
restrain my natural desire to get at once
at the cruel and Infamous nation that has
for centuries been. In its dealings with
Its colonies and helpless savuRex, both
shameless and worse than barbarous.
But events have proven that the outcome
will bo all to our advantage.
"At the outset we were unprepared to
wage a quick and vigorous war. We arc
now In splendid shape to teach Spain a
lesson tBAt Will IRHI unui ner uimoiuuuii.
The outcome of this war will be a loss to
Spain of not only Cuba, but. In my opinion,
Porto Rico and the Philippine Inlands.
The President has exhausted every honorable
means to secure peacefully what we
require of Spain, but to no avail, and now
when we open this war It will he with the
consciousness that wo have left nothing
undone, that we aro equal to all demand*
that may be made upon us, and that we
have entered with dignity upon this awful
responsibility, with a full knowledge of Its
consequences, and ndt after the manner
of a headstrong and passionate boy.
"Reaerve your estimate of the President
until after the message is read, and I
know, If it Is what I fully expert it to be,
that you and all other patriotic citizens
will say 'Amen.*
'The President's reply to the foreign ambassadors
wan all that could be anked.
and was firm and dignified. The dq!ay
from Wednesday until Monday was neceiuiitatcd,
that Lee and other Amerlcanb
might have an opportunity to get away,
otherwise they might have been massacred
by the Spaniards in Cuba. Be sure that
never by my vote will I aneent to anything
short of complete Independence ond
an adequate Indemnity for the Maine.
"Sincerely yours,
Strang*rt It* (he City anil Wheeling P*o*
|lln mm
From far away AuMralla the Tntotllgenrer
1? In receipt of copies of tho
Adelaide Observer, from Mr*. A . T.
Magarey, who reside* In that city. Mrs.
Magarey is weH known here an the
daughter of Colonel Alexander Campbell,
and It mny Interest her friend* to
know that the pap era are postmarked
at Mount Lofty Btee, which teems to be
a summer resort nenr the city of Adelaide.
The latest war new* In the observer
Is dated Juno 9, and details tho
sail in* of Shafter's army for Santiago
to take that city.
H. H. Cotton, of WeHtfburg, It &t tho
Frank Sullivan, of Albury, waa at the
U'Jmliin* Vnuliirilnv
O. M. Orler and M. Blddfc. of Parkcrsbu,rg,
were registered at the Howell
Percy H. Cnlahnn. of Thlrtv-flr*t
street, Is upending a few weeks at Mt.
Lake Park.
Mint Mnmle Cnnno, of PlttiihurRh,
spent Sunduy with Miss Stella Newman,
of South Koff atre?-t.
Harry H. Zeverty, of Wheeling, now a
student at the West Virginia university,
is at home oa a visit.
U?? S*J ErtMl Ouarict ?*c Erentnj; at
0t3O O*oloek-Th? and Came After n
Long Straggle with Uriglu'i DUhw.
Uls Career. 1
Last evening at 6:30 o'clock, at the
family home, In Lcatlierwood, east of
the city, occurred the death of Mr. J.
Dallas Ewlng, senior member of the
law Arm of Ewlng, Melvin & Ewlng,
who has been for many years a proml* J
nent lawyer and citizen in this part of
the state. Mr. Swing has been 111 for
seven weeks, suffering from a severe
attack of Brlght's disease. For several
* days his condition has been critical and
his death was not unexpected by the
sorrowing family and friends who were
1 at the bedside. The funeral arrange'
?*?*?? haan mailn lout tltphf.
UWUla liUU uwt ucv.m mi... ?-D
James Dallas Ewlng was descended ,
from an old family long resident In the ,
Ohio valley, in Wheeling and its vicinity.
His great-grandfather, Henry Evr- i
lng, a Scotch-Irishman, with his eon i
James Ewing. emigrated from the eastern
shore of Maryland and settled near
Wheeling In the year 1792; the latter, '
the grandfather of the subject of this ]
sketch, owned lands now a part of the
city of Wheeling, on which he resided
for some years. He afterwards purchased
a farm on Big Wheeling creek, four- ?
teen miles east of the city, then within
Ohio county, but now the northeastern
part of Marshall county, where he resided
till his death at the age of eightyfour
years. It was here that William
Jawing, mc lamer ox mo buujcii m mm
sketch, was born. He took tho farm by
devise from his father and resided on
It until his death from typhoid fever, at i
the age of fifty-four. He Inherited the c
general character of his father; was a
successful farmer,and influential In pol- 1
ltlcs. He married Martha Martin, who J
was born In 1813 and died In 1877. It
was on this farm, too, that James Dallas
Ewlng wa? born on the 19th of De- '
cember, 1832. He remained with his father,
cultivating the farm in the sum- ]
mer and attending and teaching the ,
district schools during the winter
months until he attained the ago of
twenty-three, when he began the study 3
of law In the ofllce of W. H. Oldham,
a prominent lawyer of Moundsville.
H$ was licensed to practice in the 11
spring of 1858, and about a year later ti
located and opened a law office at New a
Martinsville, the county seat of Wetsel
county. Here he continued to reside 1
during the period of the civil war, the tl
uncertainty of the times, In th(s as with t
all other vocations, retarding his pro- gross
and rendering the hardships of
his profession unusually severe. Here 0
too, In May, 1860, he married Emrpa f
Anderson, a daughter of William An- n
derson.who was prominent In his county
and ut one time served as sheriff. In
the spring of 1866 he removed to Boyd u
county, Kentucky, remained there two q
years, then located In Moundsville. In ~
1878 he removed to Wheeling, where he
has ever since resided, and assiduously d
and successfully pursued his practice. | u
In 1879 he associated with himself Hon.
Thomas S. Riley, who had been a student
of law In his ofllce. In recent years r
ho has been the senior member of the h
Arm of Ewlng, Melvln & Swing. n
Mr. Ewlng Is the father of ten children,
two of whom. Martha G. and Rosa
C., ore dead. Of the others. Effle E.,
married John H. Holt, a prominent lawyer
of Huntington and a son of Hon.
Homer A. Holt, late one of the supreme
judges of the state. The others include
Daisy, now Mrs. McMillan, of Huntington,
W. Va.; Fred.Ethel and Genevieve.
The eldest son. James W? was assodated
with him at the time of his .
death. b
Mr. Ewlng was In appearance tall and fi
symmetrical.and in manners kindly and v
sociable. He was n man of literary 8
tt-ns PHnpoinllv fond of works .
of philosophy and history. Of Mr. E?r- P
ing's ability as a lawyer, an ex-Judgo r1
of the fftate supreme court writes: "J.
D. Ewing Is a lawypr of prominence In
Wheeling, whose ability Is recognized _
by the bar. and he has earned n repute.- _
tlon for honesty, Integrity and prompt- r
ncss in professional circles." B
The Kwang'M Ilclirllion. j.
HONO KONG, August 30.?The a
Kwang-Sl rebellion, which has been t
quiescent for some time, shows signs J
of serious recrudescence. The rebate are
In great force fifty miles northwest of R
Canton and are preparing to attack the *
city. Tan, the viceroy of Lang Hwang, j
protested against the surrender of a
Kwang-Chow to the French and when r
the foreign office insisted upon the sur- o
render, Tan telegraphed his resignation b
to Pekln and handed his seals of office a
to the governor of Kwang-Tung. The h
viceroy of Canton, having failed to dls- s
patch troops to protect the American ?
missionaries and suppress the rebellion n
In Hainan, the United States consul at a
Canton has made strong representa- v
tlons to the acting viceroy reiterating t
his demand for the prompt suppression 1
of the general disturbances. The uprls- f
lng appears to have been fomented by si
??,i TVKUo T.llv iinotntfnu if
which have combined for the purpose.
Rnitk In ColllNlon. ^
British cruiser Cleopatra belonging to $:
the training squadron, has arrived here *
with the crew of the Norwegian schooner
Livellg. which she reports having v
sunk in collision near Haven Island. .
The Cleopatra put eighteen blue Jnck- *
eta on board the schooner in an effort s
to save that vessel, but she foundered j,
so suddenly that six of the blue Jacket* c
were drowned.
\ ./ M B The drummer who j.
X^Lj* I triei? to talk a merchant *
J flint0 Purchasing a bill ;i
I ft I II of goods may be bandi* (
IJ (urn P capped by a face ren- j,
fr^^rSl ? dered unsightly by pim- ^
n l pies and blotches and t
H 1 by u foul breath. Some
? Jm mm imagine that bad
health does not handi- 1
cap thera In business. A bigger mistake '
was never made. The slightest disorder J
mav be the biggest kind of a detriment to
a business man. An unsightly akin is
caused by impurities of the blood, A foul
breath means a weak stomach, an impaired
digestion and an inactive liver. A sweet c
breath means that the stomach is sweet, j(
the digestion good, the liver active and the
bowels reirular. It is an indication of "
a thoroughly constitutional sweetness. '
Dr. Iferce'a Golden Medical Discovery J
strengthens the stomach, facilitates tlie '
flow of digestive juice*, gives edge to the ?'
appetite, mnkes digestion and assimilation
perfect, invigorates the liver and purified
and enriches the blood. It is the great
blood-maker and flesh-builder. It is the 7
great blood-purifier. It makes the eye .
brighter, the skin clearer, the breath sweet- ,
er and the step more elastic. It imparts
both mental and bodily activity. It cures all
diseases resulting from impurities in
the blood. Found at all medieine stores.
"! was a complete wreck; appetite rone, nerv- .
ous system impaired; could not uleep; and wa* no ''
weak that I could not stand on my fret ten I
minutes." wrltr* MUa Hlla Hartley. of No. jijU h
South r.rant Ave.. Colutnlm*. Ohio. " I only
weighed pound*. I?r. Werer's ('.olden Menleal
Dlvovery cured me and now I have an eacedent
appetite, sleep soundly and my friends
say they never saw me so well." ^
rA tuati or woman who neglects 3
constipation suffers from slow r
poisoning. I>r. Pierce'* Pleasant 31
Pellets cure constipation. One 'j
little "Pellet" is a gentle Inaa* c
"tlvc, and two a miltl cathartic.
All medieinr dealers sell them, j
Vn ntlier ure " (u?t ui mmil
Empty Ilonor of Democratic Congressional
xi ^
Dr. E. D. Moore, of Moorefleld, Ohio,
vas nominated by the Sixteenth district
democratic congressional convention at
Steubenvllle yesterday, on the fourth
The convention was held In the court
-oom, and Judge Wirt Hamilton, of
tfonroe, was temporary chairman, and
r. V. Lawler, of Carrollton, secretary.
The congressional committee for the
llstrlct was named as follows:
Harrison?Loralne Johnson.
Jefferson?W. M. Trainer
Monroe?J. R. Alexander^
Carroll?J. W. Helfrlch.
Belmont?Dr. J. J. Benton:
A. B. Brown ,of Bellalro, was made
jermanent chairman and J. V. Lawler,
if Carrollton, secretary. The presentalon
of candidates came next. Carroll
tad no candidate; Jefferson complimentid
H. H. McFadden, and Monroe complimented
Thurman Sprigg*. A. M.
uoore preseniea juage u. a. unggs, 01
Bridgeport, and A. N. McCombs, of
Jadiz, presented Dr. B. D. Moore On
he fourth ballot every county voted for
The resolutions aprpove the course of
he Democrats In Congress for their aclon
In regard to Intervention In Cuba,
nd forcing the administration to yield
> a war for humane Instincts; denounce
tie Inefficiency of the war department;
aVor a stable government in Cuba uy
he consent lit the Cubans and by their
ivn action without outside Interference;
ivor annexing Porto Rico; favor a
aval station in the Ladrones and terrl5ry
enough In the Philippines to give
s a controlling commercial Influence;
avor the building and owning of the
ricarauga canl by the United States;emand
that a merchant marine be btllt
p; favor a larger circulating medium
nd the free coinage of silver at the
atlo of 16 to 1; favor a canal from the
?*'? * a Ahln n n<1 tliA Im.
rovement of the Ohio river.
pen Their Annual Tournament and Convolition
To-morrow In llrllnlre?An At*
tractive Programme lias Huen Prepared
by the lleltnlre Peop'e*
The tournament of the Eastern Ohio
'olunteer Firemen's association will
egln In BellaJre to-morrow. The local
remen have done everytWng to proIde
a complete programme. They are
till wrestling with the music question,
ut they wilt have music for the occalon,
and the following programme will
d obsedved:
On the first day tfce visiting firemen
rlH be received by the reception oomMttee
and placed In line according to
oil in which they signified their wlllingie?9
to take part in the tournament,
ind a parade of the principal streets
nade, the parade starting from city
?ai? at 10 o'clock, golnt? as far south
,nd north as the paved' streets run, afer
which the business meeting of the
Ulcers of the association, foreman of
a oh team and committee will be held.
On the second day the races wllf beIn
in the Fifth ward at 9 o'clock, when
Jo. 2 and. No. 4 will' run for time on
elTerson street, between Forty-flfth
nd Forty-fourth streets. The second
ace will be on Union street. In the Secrul
ward, just north of the creek
>ridgo, between the Duquesne hooks
- " IfL- . 1. I 1 ...III ?...
II<1' unenncois. mo nmu mce tint un
eld in the First ward, Belmont street,
outh of the old creek bridge, between
fo. 1 and No. 3. The two hose teams
inking the beet tinw; will run a hubnd-hub
race on Belmont street, Third
rard, on last day. The team making
he best time gets JIG and the next $10.
'he fat menfa race, on Belmont street,
rom Central avenue south, prize lino
Ilk hat. Wheelbarrow race, on Ciuernoy
street, between Thirty-second and
'hirty-flrst streets, prize $2. The sack
nd potato races, on Union street, from
'. & P. depot south, prize $2 each. The
remen's foot race, on Belmont street,
rom Thirty-second street south, prize
"?. The non-association race, on Noble
treet, from a point near Morgan's ofce
north, flrst prize $.r?0 and second $1'5.
On the third day the association race
till b?' run on Union street, first prize
100 and second prize $75. The bicycle
ace to start on Union street at Thirtyecond
and go to Shadyside and return,
in entrance fee of 50 cents will be
hurged aft who enter, and the winner
o take the whole. On nccount of umaeurs
not wanting to race for money
hey will be given a suitable prize of
he same value of cash offered.
Kanmi' lltg U lirut Y '<!,
CHICAGO, August 30.?"The State of
tunsas tills year prouuccu uuo uuouvi
f wheat for every man, woman and
hlld in the United States. This does
,ot include Hnwail or Porto Rico." said
Iditor Frank P. MacLennun.of the Toeka
State Journal to-day. Thin was
nid in regard to the one crop of wheat
lone for this year and is Illustrative of
he general <?xcellent condition In nil
tranches of Industry throughout Kunas.
Mr. MacLennan added: "At the
Ime this seed was planted it was not
anticipated that the western nntllle*
nd the Philippines would be In the
Jnlted States, hut Kansas will be preiarcd
for them also next year with the
uarr of life/ "
Writ I Hi From llir Klnuillkn.
CHICAGO, August 30.?Word was reelved
here to-day by the North Amer?an
Transportation Company, of the
rrival at Seattle, of their steamer
toanoke from the Yukon with JI.OOO.OOQ
11 gold dust from the Klondike. The
toanoke also carried a full list of pasBQger*.
Couillllon ofTrrtlWTi
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 30.?
'o-day'a utatcment of the condition of
ho treasury ?howa: Available cash
u lances, S2D2.225.12l; gold reserve 1213,16,304.
'ake Laxative Bromo Quinine TabptH.
All DruKRlstB refund the money
f it falls to cure. 25c. Tho ponulno
an L. II. Q. on each tablet. tmv&f
excursion Haiti to 1'iloikof nnil 3lack
'la Whetting ft Lake KrFe, Beptemhw
ami September fl. Rnto 111 <K) f<?r
ound triii viii rail or bout, good for
i day*. Shorteit and mont direct route,
fwo through Toledo trains dnfly, ex?-pt
Humlay. ,8ew Bum Mn'rmnn. travIImr
puM.^MiRt'r agent, -fi City Hank
tuiidliig, or telephone VJ1 for purtlcuai'H.
A bcinjr onoe'Upon a time?
Aiii not no long a?o?
Went to the country for a trip;
lie took the B. & O.
This betn\ oh I be hied him where
The flower? and clover Brew.
In march of reat?he ut bljn down
Upon a bee?and. Oh!
The way that beln' yelled becauae
ti,? t.filn It hurt him an'
He tried to swear, but ev'ry time
Ills word would I* an Ob!
"I'm broke," he sighed, "or else I would
Unto n doctor go; , ,
Ills answer to my prayers for help
Would Murcly be a No!
"What shall I dor' be cried In gri-'?
Filled van his cup of woe"I
cannot aland the doctor off.
For that would be an owe!"
And 90. poor chap, he suffered on,
Th? while he murmured low:
"When next I sco a bee, be Jec,
I'll see a bee and know!"
This dismal tale to further length!
I could, if dared, make go;
Hut It suffices for Just now?
Sol. out to V. HobarL
tipvct'o WiPVIVHR.
statement of the Pennsylvania rillI
road company for July, 1898, as comI
pared with the same month ot 1S9V, is
us follows:
| Lines directly operated: Gross earn:
lngs, decrease. $318,000; expenses, decrease,
$207,800; net earnings decrease,
Lines west of Pittsburgh and Erie,
directly operated: Gross earnings, lnI
crease, $193,700; expenses. Increase,$256,900;
net earnings, decrease, $83,200.
The comparison of the same periods
for seven months ending July 31, shows:
Lines directly operated, gross earnings,
Increase, $1,453,800; expenses: increase,
$1,508,500; net earnings, decrease,
Lines west of Pittsburgh and Erie,
gross earnings, Increase. $2,230,400; expenses.
Increase, $2,323,700;net earnings,
decrease, $93,300.
Receiver Murray, of the B. & O. road,
has repeatedly even more emphatically
his statement of two weeks ago
that no changes are contemplated In
the traffic or operating departments of
the B. & O. after t>he reorganization.
The dispatch from Cleveland saying
that Traffic Manager Wight and General
Freight Agent GaJleher were to be
retired ar.d be succeeded by Freight
Agent Brockcnbroufth and Assistant
General Freight Agent Stevenson was
stamped by him as being unqualifiedly
false and without the slightest founda*'
TT? ?Mnrironlfnilrin
of the B. & O., as at present constituted1,
was envinently rf tisfactory to the receivers,
and that the results were of
such a character as to moke any Important
changes unadvlsable.
The gross earnings of twenty-four
roads for the tWrd week In August, as
mado up from returns received by the
United States Investor, were $3,361,618.
against $3,425,315 for the third week in
August. 1897, a decrease of $63,697. Fifteen
roaite show increases and nine decreases.
Since January 1 the roads referred
to above earned $101,917,469. an
increase of $14,294,659 over the $87,622,790
rejwrted for the corresponding period
of 1S97. For the longer period twentyone
show increases and three decreases.
The Baltimore & Ohio has- tendered
the use of a magnificent special train to
President McKlniey and party from
Washington to Pittsburg for the
Knights Templar conclave in October. |
Oomtn g Ilnck Mick.
Special Dispatch to mo intelligence*.
STEUBENVILLE, O., August 80.? ,
A telegram received here to-night an- j
nounced that ex-Councllman E. I#.
Hammond, who was a prominent business
man of <hls city, was In Seattle,
on his way home from the Klondike,
where he was taken sick.
A Strange Camp Stnrj*.
ALTOOXA, Pa., August 30.?Soldiers
passing through Altoona -tell n strange !
story regarding the death of the quar- ,
termaster, George B. Franks, of Com- !
pany {*, Twelfth New York regiment.
The regiment Is encamped at Chatta- ;
noogn. Because of the death of three
hospital patients after drinking milk
sold by negroes living in the neighbor- i
hood, the quartermaster of Company G
wduld not allow the negroes to sell any
thin? to his company. *riaay nmni u <
gang of negroes caught Franks outside i
of the camp grounds and after beating
hint nearly to death, threw him under
a .passing railroad train. Since then the
guards have been ordered to shoot any
negroes who attempt to cross the camp
Sick Holillcn Arrive*
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. August 30.- i
The State hospital train from tho ]
Chlckamauga camp arrived here at 9
o'clock this morning having on board a i
number of elck soldiers whose j
homes are located in this city and vlcln- J
ltf. A number of ambulances and po- |
lice patrol wagons were In waiting and
the sick men were hurried to hospitals
as fast as they could be taken from the i
cars. Governor Hastings personally
superintended the removal of the sick
soldiers from tho train to the ambu- '
lanccs. The sick numbered over fifty J
and were principally Philadelphia sol- '
High I'raU* for llay.
LONDON, August 30.?The National 1
Review, referring to the recall of the
United States ambassador, Colonel John
Hay, to become secretary of state, says
It considers Colonel Hay to be the beta
ambassador accredited here In recent
years, adding: i
"lie has spoken well and not too often;
he has abstained from being more ]
llrltlsh than the British; he has refrained
from fulsome flattery, nor has ,
ho indulged In irast-prandlal gush; but (
he has missed no fair opportunity of |
promoting friendly Anglo-American r?'- j
latlons and has been emphatically the i
vluht mun at the psychological mo- i
ment." i
The National Review suggests Sena- j
tor Walcott as Colonel Hay's successor.
('ommnilorr I'lltllp'a Promotion. X ]
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 30.- ]
An order was Issued by the navy de- ]
partinent to-day detaching Commodore (
J. W. Philip from command of the battleship
Texas at New York and placlnH
hlin In eommand of the second squadron
of the North Atlantic fleet with the f
/ rnlHf.r Now York as his flflcshlp. He
thus succeeds to the command former- ,
ly held by Rear Admiral \v. s. 8chley
anil to the quarters of the New York ,
formerly occupied by Rear Admiral W.
t. Sampsori, oa commander, in chief of
the North Atlantic fleet. 1
Can (Jft flio ' | mii|* .'Voir. I
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 50.- (
Now thut hostilities nrc over tho Unl- ;
tcU States Is at liberty to rccelvo from
tho British builders the tine cruiser Al-.
bany, slater ship to the New Orleans,
which was one of the two ncqulred fixim
Brasll Just prior to the outbreak of the |
war. Acting Secretary Allen to-day or- i
dercd passed Asslst.int Engineer Nor- i
ton, who has been of the greatest ser- *
vice In the unKlneerlng bureau durlnR J
the war and for the many months pre- '
ceding when war preimratlons were 4
making, to procced at oncc to New
Harmless, wrTT
yet efficient *
?costs so little the n
never missed.
f rTT.-r^"." 7 T~.
w. ?
Just What Yc
This hi
fine qu
fine hi
Castle-on-Tyne, - England, to supervise
and inspect the completion of the machinery
of the Albany. It is expected
that the ship can be completed In about
four months, when she will be brought
across the Atlantic by an American
crew. _
nip Fire at tfnalivllle.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., August 30.?Fire
broke out at 2:10 o'clock this morning
in the fifth floor of the large establishment
of the Phllllps-Butthoff manufactory.
dealers in stoves and tinware, on
College street and spreud rapidly, destroying
this; building and those occupied
by A. J.tAVarren. furniture dealers; |
Phillips and. Stevenson, stoves and tinware.
and the Davie Printing Company. 1
The building occupied by the American I
National Bank was considerably dam- 1
aped by nre ami water, xne loss is estimated
at $500,000, and Is coveted by insurance.
Mmy Cania (iorcrnment'i Overthrow.
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 30.?
The state department has not yet been
officially advised of the reported death
of King Malietoa, of Samoa, and In all
likelihood must remain In official Ignorance
of the event for some time to
come, owing'to the slow means of communication
at the disposal of the department.
It Is the general impression
here that the death of the king will result
in the overthrow of the present
form of government of the Islands,
maintained as It is by the Joint action
of the United States, Great Britain and
Germany. Official reports to the state
department show that this government
Is the most expensive and unsatisfactory
of any in the world, having regard
to the population of the Sumoan
Bleel MiceU Advanced.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., August 80.?The
iron and steel sheet manufacturers'as
sociation or me umtea Ptntes mec nere
to-day to tlx the price for the ensuing (
At the conclusion of the meeting It was
announced that twenty-two establishments
were represented, and It was unanimously
resolved on account of the l!
recent Increased cost of billets, sheet
bars and spelter, to advance selling 1
prices of black steel sheets ten cents per
100 pounds, and of galvanized sheets 5 per
cent. In .view of the fact that the -i
demand for sheets Is always very much J
larger than capacity In September, October
and November, It Is not Improb- p
able that further advances will be
made later.
Tllli RIVER.
Cincinnati....VIRGINIA, S a. m.
Pittsburgh...QITKKN CITY. 5 a. m.
Parkvrsburg.ARGAND, 11 a. m. P
Matumorait...EI>OISC. 11 a. m.
SlMtorsvlllft...RUTII, 3:30 p. m.
flarlnKton....LEROY, 3:S0 p. m.
SicubcnvllIe..T. M. BAYNE, 2:30 p. m. v
Charleston...KANAWHA, 6:30 a. m. 1
Pittsburgh...BEN HUR. 2 p. ra. 1
Blstrrsvllle...RUTH. 3:30 p. m.
CIarinRton....LEROY, 3:30 p. m.
3teubenvllle..T. M. BAYNE, 2:30 p. m.
Parkeraburg.ARQAND, 11 a. in.
MatamoruM...KLOI8E, 11 a. m.
3lstcrtvllle...Ki;TH. 3:3ft p. m. 6
?larlngton....LEROY, 3:30 p. m.
Steuben vMe..T. M. BAYNE, 2:30 p. m. ^
Along I lie I^iikIIiic- _
The marks at 6 p. m. showed 5 feet 8
[nolle* and slowly falling.
The Queen City Is to-morrow's Clnclnr.utl
packet, departing at S a. m.
The Virginia passed down yesterday
morning- for Cincinnati with a good
The Lorena will he h?rc to-morrow
mornlr.?? for Pittsburg. This is her first
trip out of the Muskingum since the
ate KUhpenslon of navigation.
The new steamer Avnlon Is adver
;lsed to leave here to-inorrow afternoon
for Kanawha river pointy and will take
Pittsburg freight for reshlpment oiv the
itenmer Hen Hur. The Avalon will urh.ere
to-day and wltt lie over until tomorrow.
She 1h a new boat, having
nade only a few business trips, and is
jalil to l>e first class in every resj)ect.
She Ih under the management of her
>wner, Captain L. Cramer, and WIN D. z
Kimble has charge of her otllce. Cap_i..
* t >r->. a?i? ii'lll nnt na hot* nirnnt
Sere, ami ulie wlH <ln l>u?rln?w at tlio
^oney I pin ml wharfboat.?Cincinnati
Commercial Tribune.
OIL CITY?River 2 feet 2 Indies anil
allliiB. Clear ami warm.
MonoA-NTOWN?River " feet and
itatlnnnry. Weather cloudy anil warm. \|
ORBENHBORO?River 7 feet and ?ta
llonory. Cloudy and warm.
BROWKBN'IU.E?niver 2 feet 7
nchen and stationary. ?
STKUBRNVILLR?River 5 feet and C
felling. Cloudy and warm. v
PITTSRURO?River 4 feet 6 Inches, 0
felling at the dam. Clear ami pleasant. =
Having bgtn appointed administrator of
Ihr estato '"of Conrad Scheller, I hereby
lotlfy nil portions lti<loltt<>?l to unld oHtnto
m make prompt payment to tho under*
ilgned, and |M-r*om? having claim* against
[he estate will present them to me, properly
attested, for nottkinvut.
tdmlnlntrator of tho Estate of Conrad
Bchcllcr. sulG*
>PBT- ; j ^'1
oman who has a heavy
before her?dishes to
sh or a floor to scrub
V in this
MrS* g^t
r?^TT cleaner f
iu Want
:all Style Soft Hat for 98c.
it will surprise you. It's an ettrs
lality, all silk trimmed, a hat Uut
; looks welt, wears well mi is a
it as others seU for $1.50.
1320 and 1322 Market St., Wheeling.
J. 6. BH0DE3 a? CD.
Nfiff Fall
Dress Goods.
"arly buyers of fall
)ross Goods can
[ind here + + +
New Crepon.
New Serges,
with wide wale.
New Granite Suitings.
New Covert Cloths.
All in the new col'
ors (or the comiaj
r.ii i..c? Awuiai
f, S. Rhodes & Co,
CM. F. C. SCHNELLt | "S?
)eulcr In all goods pertaining to tb? uxli
2012 Main Street,
Telephone >7. Wheeling. W. Va
'radical Plumber, Gas and Steam fitttr.
No. 1155 Market itreet.
Gas and EIectrlc_ ChandoM?r?,^riltrt
iiu inyior um? omuctB ? .yv?.-.,.
radical Plumbers, Gas and Steam Fitters
No. 33 Twelfth Street.
rork done promptly at reasonable prlot
k full line of tho celebrated
The Saturday j
H-n+cil'l i rvoriirpr. I
a j ill. vii ait j.iv ^ j .
Price Only 2 Cents. |
?jp.5 wawwisuiar ??
Ming Title and Trust to I
. E STtrai 8?2?2 I
. J. ItAWLINi; Vic. l'rMM?j
. M. H. TIIACY AWt. 6?i',|2 H
. It K. aUiCtIRIST..Kuiiiln<r ?< J|j,
rhe Intelligencer....
lob Printing House.
High Grade Work. I

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