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BpOLUME XLYIII?NUMEER 278. WHEELING ff Vi rmn.v mrv, ?
? -J ' 1rIDAY, JULY 13. 1900. < PEICE TWO CENTS.{wscSm
I POM TICKS
BY THE
cherr, Freer, Silman, Millei
Complete
ONYENTION HARMONIOUS
all Defeated by the Leader Fror
Exciting Political Contests Eve
Connty in Line For Each ana
Received Little But all are
I Ritchie Receives a Great Ovz
Attorney Qeneral==Thunder .4
Various Candidates.
THE TICKET.
Governor.
A. B. "WHITBT
Auditor.
ARNOLD C. SCHERR.
Treasurer.
PETER SILMAN.
Attorney General. _
ROMEO H. FREER.
Superintendent of Schools.
THOMAS C. MILLER.
Supreme Judges.
GEORGE POFFENBARGER.
HENRY BRANNON.
Electors-at-Largc.
BENSON B. McMECHEN.
J. B. LEWIS.
vm-rrom a Staff Correspondent.
CHARLESTON, W. V., July 12.?The
^Republican state convention adjourned
v^.Bine die to-night, shortly before 8
: >VnVtnf?lf nftor n RP?s?lnn ftf-flVP hmirS.
-"^ during which the nominations for oil
St the offices but governor arifl auditor
l&werc made, and to-night Charleston Is
^beginning to resume a normal condl;-v~-tlon
after a week of such political tur^moll
ns has never before been witnessed
Ijin the Little Mountain State. ^
J It was the first convention. In more
than a generation when Republicans
were In power, and prospects Sebright
for a repetition of party success. This
condition made it anything but surprising
that there woul<? be many candidates
for the honors the convention
"had at Its disposal nnd warm contests
for each of the plums.
With the governorship disposed of so
I satisfactorily Wednesday night, the
convention assembled this morning to
select the candidate for auditor.
Before this It was announced that
Auditor LaFollette had withdrawn, and
at once the Scherr people's conlldence
was In the ascendant, their claim being
that the LaFollette strength would
gn to the other Second district candidate
almost en masse. The Hall people
feared this development, but went Into
the convention determined to make a
fight to the last ditch and" when the
worst came acquiesce gracefully in the
result.
Made Much o_ the Freer Incident.
It was known that the Scherr people
gr.were making the most of the action of
?| the committee on permanent organl/a
Irion in turning uown juuge lvrcer ior
the chairmanship and then reversing its
action, and while the Hali people endeavored
to work this vary development
to the advantage of their candidate
it is now plainly eyldent that it
Ky.was a boomerang and worked the
^wrong way. Then came ,the battle of
^ the ballots, and It was as pretty a conteat
as was over waged in a political
i;vl: convention, but before the list of the
{^counties had been completed it was
j'-'?. known that Scherr was nominated, and
V; when Mr. Hubbard's and the efforts of
the other Hall men to stampede the
convention to Charley Swisher failed
j/.-'. through the rule that prevented
V'; changes, the Hail folks realized that tht
fe&jlg was up.
y Then it was that Mr Hubbard admltted
defeat by the unique method of
^/mounting a table and appealing for a
g-Bcherr badge. Following this with n.
'motion to make th?? Schorr nomination
^''unanimous.
Accepts Defeat With Good Grace.
?*:. Mr. Hall accepts defeat with the good
^ grace and manliness that his friends
knew were a part of hfs political makoBb
UP, and he has been congratulated on
all sides thiH afternoon and evening upp
on the magnificent light he waged
iif; against odds so tremendous that many
?V: a man would havp faltered hnforo or.
?? countering.
I. lie feels well assured that the sentiment
of the party was with him In this
fight. Hut all the intlufnc- of the state
administration, as well >?s inlluenroa
from quarters more powerful. Were
stacked ugalnst the Ohio county tnnn
Jn solid phalanx, aided by almost the
entire army of federal officeholders in
j West Virginia. Said 3fr HuU to tin Intelligencer
man to-night: "Idenlrcto cxf
tgr.d my slncerest thanks to my many
? faithful and staunch friends from every
part of the statu who Jiava stayed with
me so loyally and that they command
my admiration and gratitude. I hive
\ not one regret ovrr the result. Our
candidate, the Hon. Arnold C. Srhorr,
: Is a good mnn and he will recelvo my
hearty aupport from now until the
polls close on that Tuesday next NoIjvtmtwr
when wu will aehlove a victory
II NAMED
REPUBLICANS.
r, Braoiion and Poffenbarger
the Roster.
AND NO SORES TO HEAL.
n Mineral Coanty After the Most
r Waged in West Virginia?Ohio
i r n?r? .1 i
I every unaiaaie=nrsi imtnti
ContenHThe Utile Giant From
ition, and Has No Opposition .for
iiigments the Applause for the
for Republicanism and prosperity unprecedented
in our glorious state."
Good Man for Treasurer.
The audltorshlp disposed of, the contest
for the treasurershlp was on, and
In the selection of Peter Sllman, of Kanawha
county, the convention made a
most excellent choice that will greatly
strengthen the party in the Third district.
The nomination of Judge Freer for
attorney general cam<? unexpectedly
and the outcome of a general desire on
the part of the delegates to reward a
man who has rendered his party signal
service in many campaigns of the past
and who has this year suffered at thf?
hands of adversaries in his own party.
For superintendent or Tree schools
the convention did itself proud when it
named Prof. T. C. Miliar. It was* not
entirely an extravagant compliment
paid Professor Miller by his unsuccessful
competitor. Superintendent Trotter,
nucii. Luc inner ouiu, iiflf IS IV IHUU
who will more than ^Cli my shoes."
Aside from his conceded ability as an
educator, Prof. Miller is a powerful
campaigner and his voice will.be heard
often in the approaching; campaign,
preaching the inspiring doctrines of
Americanism, sound money and protection.
In this connection it-Is appropos
to note the excellence of the Charleston
ticket as a whole for its ability to
take care of itself on the stump. "Whit*,
Freer, Miller and the r.'st, it will be a
winning combination or the rostrum
and In the ballot box.
Shed Lustre on Supreme Court.
The convention measured pp to what
the legal fraternity largely expected of
It when Judge Henry Brannon v/aa
named as his own successor, and that
this able Jurist, who has shed lustre
upon the supremo court of West Virginla
by long and honorable service, was
chosen over Judge Lynch by so overwhelming
a majority. Is no discredit to
the latter. In Hon. George Poffenbarger,
of Point Pleasant, Judge Branaon
has a worthy running mate.
The convention wound out Its good
work by nominating two Republicans
wno command tbo confluence of the en
tire state, as presidential electors-atlarge,
and sure as fate B. B. McMccken
and J. B. Lewis will assist In caBtltig
West Virginia's twelve votes for McKlnley
when the electoral college
meets.
Perry Shanor a "Peach."
A feature ot tn<? convention thls~afternoori
was the work of Chairman pro
tem, Perry A. Shanor. of Slatersvllle,
who assumed the presiding otllcer's
chair when Judgs Freer coasented to
take the attorney generalship In the
face of disorder without a parallel In
West Virginia conventions. He presided
with ability and good nature and
firmness and pleaserf all the contending
Interests with bu*t one exception.
His friends who knew him by his performance
as presiding oflfcer of the late
congressional convention at Weston,
had promised the state convention an
Ideal chairman In Shanor and the opportunity
of this convention offered an
opportunity for the complete fulfilling
of that prediction. It. M. A.
MORNING SESSION
Full of Excitement, and Only One
Nomination Mado ? Many Florid
Speeches and Plenty of Enthusiasm?Sclierr
for Auditor.
From a Staff Correspondent.
CHARLESTON, W. V.. July t5.-The
morning session of the convention was
slow in coming to order. At 10 o'clock
only a small perccntare of tne deleeatea
<m?r.r?u1 n --- *
?. "vvwi.ijMMiicu uy me opera
Houao band, and headed by John
Klndelberger nnd George Otto, bearing
a large sign, bearing the Inscription,
"J. K. Hall," the demonstration for th>s
Ohio county man was a whirlwind that
made the opposition look tlrn-J. but the
Scherr people soon recovered their
wind and made Home howl for keeps.
Tho shouters of the two candldtnet!
were In about equal force, and wore
not backward In letting each other
know who they were for. Chairman
Frrer rapped the convention to order at
10:IS, and Immediately nnd perversely
there wore demonstrations for Hall and
Scherr. The convention wan In order
at 10:2G and was led In prayr.r by Rov.
Dr. Cotton, of tho Statu Street M. K.
church. The appeal of tho minister
that "victory may perch upon our banners,"
was responded to by several delegates
with earnest "amenfl."
Col, 13, H. Fltcli moved that the col
orcd leader, Hon. C. H. Payne, be added
to the state executive committee.
The convention unanimously endorsed
the suggestion.
Nominations for Auditor in Order.
Calls for nominations for auditor
were called, and Barbour yielded to
Monongalia, for which Hon. Fiank Cox,
of Morgantown, responded in an eloquent
speech, placing before the convention
the name of Arnold C. Scherr.
The speaker paid a glowing tribute to
the Mineral county leader, who had
stood for Republicanism in West Virginia
for twenty years. His candidate
had learned Republicanism at the feet
of Willey and Plerpont To the "Old*
Guard," the party of 1900 in largely indebted,
and this convention can well afford
to honor one of the few remaining
old timers. "Name your man" was frequently
heard, and "You've got another
guess," came from Marshall county.
When the speaker named Mr Scherr
the cheering was enthusiastic, but not
equal In volume to what had been an*
tlclpated.
Brooke county yielded to Perry A.
Shanor, of Tyler, who made the speech
of his life, In naming Hon. Jame3 KHall.
Said Mr. Shanor:
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Convention:?Thla In n rlni* f m-lnno
consideration on the part of this convention.
We have nominated a leader
behind whom we can follow with a'l
the energy, with ail the ardor, with all
the enthusiasm of our natures. W<
want to add to that list a gentleman
who will hold up hig hands in such a
manner so that on the third day of November,
Democracy wl.'I be so covered
over with the shower of ballots in this
state, that it will never be heard from
again.
Requirements of the Office.
"We are now to nominate a man for
auditor, Tyler county has a candidate.
In the first place that man whom we
nominate for auditor should b* a man
full grown, measuring up to the standard
of perfect manhood. We have such
a man, of honesty, of cobrlety, of Integrity;
a man who Is rccognlzed by the
gentlemen who will vote against him in
this convention as one of the most perfect
gentlemen in the great state of
West Virginia.
"Wo want more than lhat. We want
a man who is an American. I offer you
a gentleman, a man who Is thp American
son of an American father. (Applause.)
I offer you a man who, when a
boy took charge of his father's famll?
because that father lalu down his life
for-his love for Americanism; because
of his love for that old flag. He shed his
blood on southern sol}, and th.'r boy did
not need to achieve RepublicanlFm. It
was born in him.
"Wc want, again, a Republican. Ia
our candidate a Republican' Why,
Lord bless your souls, my friends, his
Republicanism Is the only thing his
wife Is jealous of. Republican? Why,
it Is his religion: it l?* his medicine.
Whenever he Is sick, ho take? a little
more of It, and he Is well again. Heknows
nothing else; he believes nothing
else; he (eels nothing else, and pure,
strong ardent Republicanism coursc-3
through every vein In h!r body.
In Need of an Organizer.
"We want more than that. We want
an organizer. Is he an organizer? I>t
me toll you, my friend*, that the Democrats
fear his name at the head of an
organization like the devil fears holy
water. An organizer! His name la
magic to his party, and whenever he
puts his hand to the macnine tlie
wheels of Republican progrsns revolve,
grinding to pieces Democratic parties
and Democratic aspirations. Is he an
organizer? Wherever he waves his
magic wand over the field of action.
Republicanism springs up like bubbles
out of water.
"Is he a winner? H? has never yet
been interested In a campaign wherein
defeat has come to the Republican
rt.nrtw In nrprv mmnnlirn In l~>? J?a
has taken part, anil that has b"on every
campaign since he has been or age,
victory has perched upon the banners
of the Republican party, where In the
years before that It has gone 'own In
defeat. (Cries of name your n an.)
"I don't wnnt to name him yet, because
every Democrat from rlie All?ghenles
to the Ohio river Is holding his
breath for fear that he will be nominated
by this convention.
"I will not 'detain you longer, gentlemen.
I want to place before tills convention
that ardent worker, that genial
gentleman, that magnificent Republican,
that perfect organizer, that magnetic,
grand, glorious Republican,
James K. Hall." (App'ause.)
The Delegates Howled Theraslves
Hoarse.
At the conclusion of Mr. Shanor's
speech the Hall delegates yelled themselves
hoarse for their favorite.
O. W. O. Hardman, of Tyler, seconded
the nomination of Scherr. On behalf
of Cabell county, Hon. E. H. Fitch, of
Iluntlngton, seconded Hall. The convention
should not be swayed by sentiment,
he said. It Is a duty to put forth
a ticket that will win In November,
He would second a man who has no
superiors and few equals In the political
field In this slate. Ilall has no equal as
an organizer. When odds wen against
him his great heart faltered t.ot; he
overcome all obstacle?, and the name of
James Kelsey Hall Is recognized all
over West Virginia ns that of a peering!
and undefeated leader. There weru
frequent Interruptions of the Hponker
from the Scherr people, nnd Col. Fitch
served notice that he would stay with
the convention until Rundown.
A delegate from Cnbell county arose
nnd aald that county did not second
Hnll's nomination, whereupon another
delegate, lion. C. H. I'nyne, at oro and
Bald: "Cnbell county does Bpcond Um
nomination of Mr. Hull" nnd tho HnU
people cheered themselves hoarve.
Give tho Young Mnn a Chanco.
Mr. Payne proceeded to the Rtago
and formally tteconded the nomination
(Continued on Second Pago.)
M'KINLEY
OFFICIALLY
NOTIFIED
Of His Second Nomination by tho
BopubHcan Party for President
of tho United States.
RESPONDS IN RINGING SPEECH.
Surrounded by Old Neighbors and the
Lights of the Nation, It "Was
an Inspiring Scene.
CANTON. O.. July 12.?Und?r nn
.izure sky, with ths sunlight glinting
through the leafy trees, with the banner
of the republic draped above him, "\Vm.
McKinlev was to-riav officially notified
of his second nomination by the Republican
party for the highest officii in the
civilized world. Grouped about him
were the leading men of his party,
while surrounding his Canton home
were the friends among whom he has
lived for more than thirty years, together
with vast crowds from the surrounding
towns of his native state. The
scene was Inspiring, as, to the eloquent
words of Senator Lodge, the President
responded In a ringing speech." There
was enthusiasm enough and to spare,
and to many of the pointed utterances
of both Senator Lodge and the President
there was hearty and cordial approval
shown.
References to Chinese Situation.
Important features of the speech of
notification and tho response by the
President were tho references to tho
Chinese situation. This caused a great
deal of discussion during the conferences
following the formal sppechmaklng,
and the impression created was
that these utterances were a notification
to the world that the United
States Intended to preserve all Its
rights In China. The Impressive portions
of the President's speech were his
references to the maintenance of the
gold standard, and the financial public
faith, the preservation of a protective
tarifT. the enlargement of our market,
and especially the catchy phrase. "Prosperity
at home and prestige abroad."
Coupled "W ith Liberty and Humanity.
When he asked, "8hall we go bach
to the tariff o' tour years ago?" there
were shouts of "No, no," from every
part of the audience. A prolonged cheer
greeted IiIh words relative to the maintenance
of our authority in the Philippines.
There was a most Impressive
shout when he declared that there .
should be continued legislative control
over the territory possessed by the
United States, and another outburst
when he suid such authority would be
coupled with "liberty and humanity."
His declaration that the United States
had reclaimed ten million human beings
from imperialism was a decided hit,
and there were many requests for him
to repeat tho sentence. This turn of the
word used so much by the opposition
was considered one of tha adroit features
of the speech.
The President seemed at his best. His
appearance Indicated splendid health,
ancl his voice.ran? out In clarion tones,
reaching the outskirts of the vast
throng which surrounded the house and
extended over the lawn and across the
street. Speaking from tho same place,
v/here he received the formal notification
four years ago, and In the presence
of men in hearty accord with his
policy and principles, he could not but
create a favorable Impression and receive,
as he did, the moat hearty applause
of his listeners.
Air Tilled With Oratory.
While the speech of the President
closed the formal notification, thore had
not been oratory enough for tho great
gathering, and other speakers were
called for."
Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana; Senator
Mark Hanna, chairman of the national
committee; Charles Emory
Smith, po?rtmaster general; Colonel
Samuel Parker, of Hawaii, and Senator
Lodg? were heard, the last named
speaking twice. These speakers, with
the exception of Colonel Parker, who
niw UUL Ul L'UIIIMMIIlCItk iU nm
Pacific Islands, took occasion to refer
to the recent actio* of tho Democratic
national convention lit Kansas City. It
was the first public occasion in which
Republican speakers had attempted to
dissect and criticise tha platform recently
adopted by their opponents. Senator
Fairbanks evidently Intended to
make the money question the dominant
issue of the campaign, denying that
with 16 to 1 In their platform the Democrats
could make "Imperialism" the
leading Issue. Senator Hanna abjured
Republican voters to remember the Importance
of the campaign.
Democratic Success Dangerous.
Postmaster Genernl Smith warned his
hearers that Democratic succeas would
disarrange the business Interests of the
country.
In his second speech Senator Lodgeresented
the criticism of Presldeni Mclvlnley
by his opponents, and pointed
out the difficulty Bryan would have in
selecting a cabinet from the men prominent
In tho conventlou at Kansas City
and Sioux Falls.
The notification commlttrc and party
came from Cleveland on a special train,
making the run In an hour und twentyone
minutes. They were met at the station
and In carriages escorted to the
homo of PresMcrit J^pKlnloy. The Tippecanoe
club, of Cleveland, was given
the place of honor, next to the band.
The American flag floated frpm many
bualnejiH houKen pnd rvnlflenccti nlonj;
the route of the prooctwlon. Other delegates
from nearby dtioi und (owns
helped to swell the large throng which
gathered In honor of one of Canton's
famous citizen* and to contribute their
share toward making the second notification
of Mr. McKinley-a day long to
be remembered as an historical and Interesting
event In the city of Canttn.
ROOSEVELT NOTIFICATION
An Informal Affair?Senator Wolcott
Made the Address.
OYSTER BAY, L. I., July 12.-On the
breeze-swept veranda of Sagamore, h!?
country home. Governor Theodore
Roosevelt to-day was officially notified
of his nomination for vice president oi>
the Republican national ticket. Tha
ceremony was so slmp!e as to be almost
informal. Surrounded by the
members of the comnjjtiee on notification
a little party of Invited guests,
Mrs. Roosevelt and the rest of th<*
governor's family, Governor Roosevelt
listened to the address of notification
by Senator "Wolcott, of Colorado, chairman
of the committee. There was no
attempt at ceremony. The party simply
ranged themselves about the wide
verandas, which command A magnificent
view of Long Island Sound, and
Senator Wolcott, practically without
nr?1lmlnnHcB r\t nntf Irtrwl llollVr.rnH Q
short address. To this the governor responded
briefly, and then Uncheon was,
served. An hour was spent In general
conversation on the cool porches and
then the party returned to Oyster Bay.
where a special train was waiting tc
convey them back to New York,
SERIOUS LIGHT
Cast Upon South African Affairs by
Recent British Disasters?Boers May
Recapture Pretoria.
LONDON, July 13.?Lord Roberts'
dtepatch regarding an unfortunate occurrence
throws a serious light upon
the slate of affairs In South Africa.
There has been some comment recently
regarding the virtual absence of progress
by the Immense army under the
commmand of Lord Roberts, but few
could be found to believe that^thc scattering
Boors were able to Inflict such
a dsfeat so near Pretoria.
Instead of the surrender of all the
remaining Boers being Imminent, as recent
telegrams had hinted, It seems
they have been making a concerted attempt
to surround or recapture Pretoria,
with so much success that In the
region which was supposed to be pacified
and In which no attack \va.> expected,
they succeeded in inflicting a serious
defeat and capturing two guns and
200 men.
Botha Has Large Forces.
Tf l? nvMont finnaml Htirhn his
a considerable force, seeing that he Is
able to press Lord Robert*' lines at a
half dozen points around Pretoria from
the Springs to the southeast of the
city, northward to Mlddleburg and
Durdo Poort, and thence southward to
Nltrais Nek and Krugersdorp.
Lord Roberts omits to give the name
of the commander concerned, giving
rise to the belief that worse remains to
bo told. Even If the mishap be not
more grave than his. information at
present implies. It proves that the hltuatlon
is still serious and that there
is no possibility of any troops b-lng
spared from South Africa tor China;
but, on the contrary, that it will still
take a long time to dear the country of
the Boers. " N
NITRALS NEK
Captured by Boers?List of British
Casualties.
LONDON, July 12.?Lord Roberts reports
to the war office under date of
Pretoria, July 12, as fol'.ows:
"The enemy having failed In their attack
upon our right rear, us mentioned
In my telegram of July 9, made a'determined
attack upon cur right flank
yesterday, and. I regret to say. succeeded
In capturing Nitrate Nek. which
was garrisoned by a squadron of the
Scots Greys, with Fsvo guns of a battery
of thn royal nrtl'lery, and five
companies of the Lincolnshire re^lmnfct.
"The enemy attacked In superior
numbers at dawn, and, seizing the hills
commanding the Nek, brought a heavy
gun tire to brtir upon the small garrison.
"Nltrals Nek Is about eighteen miles
from here, near where the road crosses
the Crocodile river. It was held by us
In order to maintain road nnd telegraphic
communication with Rustenberg.
"The'flghtlng lasted, more or less,
throughout the day, and Immediately on
receiving notice this morning of the
enemy's strength, I d'spatched reinforcements
from here, under Colonel
Godfrey, of the King's Own Scottish
borderers. Before, however, they
reached the spot the garrison had been
overpowered and the guns and a greater
portion of the squadron of the Greys
had been raptured, owing- to the horsas
being shot: also about ninety men of
the Lincoln regiment.
List of Casualties Hoavy. *
"A list of the casualties has not been
received, but I fear they are heavy.
"Simultaneously an attack was mad*
on our outposts nea* Durdepoort,
north of the town In which the seventh
dragoons wero engaged. The regiment
was handled vtfth considerable skill by
Lieut. Col. Low and kept the enemy In
eheok until they retired on their supports
and would probab'y have suffered
but slight loss had not our troops mis.
tnken some Boers In the bushes for our
men.
"Smlth-DorrJcn lmd a successful en?
gagement with the enemy yesterday,
near ICrugersdorp, and indicted heavy
loss on them.
"Buller reports tlmt the Boers wore
destroying his line of railway near
Paardukranl were driven olt yesterday
afttjr a short action.
"Hnrt reports from Heidelberg that
the surrendering of Ilocr arms and
ammunition authorities in (\u dlrtrlcu"
HALL MAY BE
CHAIRMAN OF
COMMITTEE
Besieged by Prominent Men of tha
Party to Toko tho Place Pilled
by W. H. 0. Dawson.
REPUTATION AS AN ORGAUIZER
Glvos Him Prestige?Committee Adjourned
to Meet at Parkersburg
on July 23.
I
Prom a Staff Correspondent.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., July 12.?
Tho position occuplcd to-night, in tha
estimation of the rank and fllo of West
Virginia Republicanism, by Jamea K.
Hall Is not that of a defeated candidate.
Rather Is it that which would
befit a candidate who had Just emerged
from a political victory. On all aides
he is being congratulated for the magnificent
fight he put up against tremendous
odds, and receiving assurances
*of esteem and future good will
that demonstrate beyond any doubt
thrtt fia r>nn..n(act 1 fhrnmnaf nnultUn In
the good graces of the party.
This feeling assumed unexpectafl
form to-night, when Mr. Hall was besieged
by many of the party's prominent
men to take the chairmanship of
the state committee. It Is, indeed, a
compliment to Mr. Hall that there I9 a
demand that he shall supercede such an
able and astute political manager ao
Win. M. O. Dawson.
Reputation as a Political Organizer.
Thereputatlon of Mr. Hall as the beat
political organizer in the state, baaed
upon his wonderful achievement in tho
memorable campaign of 1894. when, under
his brilliant leadership, Ohio county
reversed a Democratic majority of JWQ
and substituted a Republican majority
of 1.S00, has impressed upon the Republicans
of the state in general his ability
aa a political manager. Hence tho Insistence
of so many leading Republicans
that Mr. Hall accept the state
chairmanship, in which broader and
more important field, It is belloyod. he
will duplicate his successes of the past.
Mr. Hall receives the assurances with
tho modesty that has always characterized
him, and, while. not a candidato
for the state chairmapship, has stated
his willingness to accept the proffered
honor in deference to the wishes of hia
friends, if it be thft desire of a majority
of the state committee and of the candidates
on the state ticket, and that ho
will enter upon this Important duty
with all the vigor of his aggressive
Ipolitical makeup.
Adjourned to Meet at Parkersburg.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., July 12.?
The state committee met to-night at
the Ruffner, but transacted no business.
The committee adjourned to
meet in Parkersburg July 23, when a
chairman will be chosen, probably Jas.
K. Hall, of Wheeling. Charleston,
Parkersburg and Wheeling all desire to
be selected for state committee head
quarters this campaign. R. M. A
CRUCIBLE J3TEEL COMPANY
Formed, With a Capital of $50,000,000?Directors
Elected.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 13.?Tho
deal for the fcfrmatlon of the Crucible
Steel Company of America was consummated
to-day. when the steering
committee announced to the meeting
of manufacturers that the stock lssuo
of 150,000,000 had been over-subscribed.
The manufacturers connected with tho
new combine represent 96 per cent of
the crucible steel interests of the country.
Immediately after the committee's
announcement, the meeting elected tho
following board of directors:
William G. Park, Reuben Miller, J.
W..Brown, Herbert Du Puy, Frank B.
Smith, Benjamin Atha, G. Bruce Harton,
R. E. Jennings, C. H. Halcomb, J.
M. May, H. H. Dickey, J. H. Park, A.
W. Black, L. D. York.
A committee composed of Reuben
Miller, James A. Brown and Benjamin
Atha was appointed to work out the
details of the big companj. This committee
will in all likelihood send attorneys
tn -ipw York to-morrmv tn HErura
a charter.
Of the 550,000,000 stock subscribed,
$40,000,000 was taken by Pittsburgh
manufacturers, and the bulk of the re*
malnfng- $10,000,000 by Pittsburgh Investors.
Banker Arrested-for Stealing:.
NEW YORK, July I2.-Charies R.
Weatervelt, secretary and treasurer of
the Dime Savings Bank, of Newark, N.
J., is under arrest, charged with stealing
between $3S,000 and $40,000 from the
bank. The arrest was made to-night on
the strength of the examination of the
affairs of the bank, now being conducted
by State Bank Examiner Martin
Lager. In default of $10,000 ball, Wcatervelt
was committed to Jail. .
Elks' Next Meeting at Milwaukee.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. July 12.The
next meeting of the Grand Lodgo
of the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks will be hold In Milwaukee.
In the vote to-day Richmond was
beaton by EG votey. Thero were some
scattering ballots tor other cities.
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For JVest Virginia?Generaly fair and
warmer Friday;*fair Saturday; northerly
winds.
For Western Pennsylvania?Fnlr and
wanner Friday; fair Saturday; light to
fresh westerly winds.
For Ohio?1?air Friday and Saturday;
warmer Friday; light to frtfch westerly
winds.
Local Temperature.
Tho temperature yesterday, as observed
by C. Schnopf, druggist, corner of Market
and Fourtevnth streets, was as follows;
7 s. 73 1 3 p. S5
9 a. "H 7p, in ? 7j
12 77-4 .Weather?Fair.

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